September 2009, Volume 13, Number 7


Professors supervise while Physician Assistant students provide clinical care.

New clinic provides primary care for Miami’s most vulnerable

A new clinic operated by Medical Center Campus and the Miami Rescue Mission provides a safe place for 1,400 people to get primary clinical care.


  • U.S. Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart U.S. Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart recently presented Miami Dade College with a check for $142,500 in federal funds to enhance the Kendall Campus Environmental Center. The money will be used for infrastructure improvements, such as placing solar panels on the 9-acre preserve.
  • MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón and FIU President Dr. Mark Rosenberg

    Miami Dade College President Eduardo J. Padrón recently hosted Dr. Mark Rosenberg, the newly appointed president of Florida International University, at the MDC District Offices at Wolfson Campus.

  • William R. Gil; actor Wilmer Valderrama; U.S. Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; and Dr. José A. Vicente, president of MDC’s North and West campuses William R. Gil, vice president of programs at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute; actor Wilmer Valderrama; U.S. Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, an MDC alumna; and Dr. José A. Vicente, president of MDC’s North and West campuses, at a North Campus college planning event for high school students.


Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

Padrón represents U.S. at UNESCO conference

MDC's president represented the U.S. at a global conference on higher education.

Helen Aguirre Ferré

Aguirre Ferré continues as MDC board chair

MDC Trustees voted unanimously to retain Helen Aguirre Ferré as chair and Peter Roulhac as vice chair.

International scholars at MDC

For international scholars, MDC is a U.S. gateway

Nearly 100 scholars arrived at MDC anxious to embark on their most ambitious academic endeavor yet.

Cundo Bermúdez in his studio, 2007

Exhibition honors Cuban master Cundo Bermúdez

"Under a Brilliant Sun: Cundo Bermúdez Into the 21st Century" includes newer pieces.

Margaret Atwood

2009 Book Fair to welcome literary stars

Impressive host of authors is confirmed for the Nov. 8-15 Miami Book Fair International.


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