May 2009, Volume 13, Number 5


Graduates celebrate commencement.

'09 class to get world-class send-off

On May 2, Miami Dade College will offer heartfelt congratulations and bid adieu to the class of 2009 at six commencement ceremonies throughout Miami-Dade County. MDC will graduate more than 9,000 students.


  • Sheldon Anderson, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and Helen Aguirre Ferré

    MDC’s District Board of Trustees recently honored College alumnus and former MDC Foundation board chair, Sheldon Anderson, for his leadership and support of the College. Anderson is seen here (left) with MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón (center) and Board of Trustees Chair Helen Aguirre Ferré (right).

  • Dr. Jorge S. Barnés

    Dr. Jorge S. Barnés, the associate dean of academic affairs at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, met recently with MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón to promote collaborations between the two institutions.

  • Branford Marsalis with his saxophone

    Branford Marsalis, a terrifically accomplished jazz saxophonist from a musically blessed family, exudes a grace and adventurous spirit all his own. He and his tight-knit quartet visited South Florida as part of the College’s Cultura del Lobo Performing Arts series.

  • Professor William Hoskins introduced the Moog synthesizer to South Campus students in 1970.

    Miami Dade College has a long tradition of utilizing technology as a teaching tool, as seen here. When professor William Hoskins introduced the Moog synthesizer to South Campus students in 1970, the wood-paneled, multi-wired machine was the latest and greatest in electronic music production.


Jakeisha Thompson

Motivated by student achievement

Jakeisha Thompson is dedicated to improving students' attitudes toward the learning of mathematics.

Students in The Honors College tutor a local elementary school student.

MDC hosts summit on social responsibility

Leaders in education, business and government to convene at MDC for discourse on responsibility.

Jake Tucker leads a workshop at the Environmental Center.

Preserve and protect

Jake Tucker, head groundskeeper at MDC's Environmental Center, is part of a growing “green” trend.

Jon Secada

Learning the ropes with Professor Secada

Grammy-winner Jon Secada visited MDC to give students a crash course in music business.

Mark Doty

Annual institute is a writer's haven

National Book Award winner Mark Doty leads the cast of authors teaching at the Writers Institute.


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