November 2009, Volume 13, Number 8


Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and First Lady Michelle Obama

A commitment to education

First Lady Michelle Obama praised Florida educators and students for their commitment to service-learning and engaged scholarship.


  • Vice President Joe Biden and MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón In early October, MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón (right) was the guest of Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, at their residence on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory in northwestern Washington, D.C.
  • Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy and MDC Board Chair Helen Aguirre Ferré Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy (Massachusetts) joined then Sen. Mel Martínez (Florida), and Sens. Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and John Warner (Virginia) at MDC in July 2006 for a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding immigrants in the military. ( Here with MDC Board Chair Helen Aguirre Ferré)
  • Dr. Joe Leonard Jr., Dr. José A. Vicente and David Boardman Dr. Joe Leonard Jr., assistant secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Dr. José A. Vicente, president of MDC’s North Campus; and David Boardman, Miami postmaster at the U.S. Postal Service, officiate the unveiling of the 2009 U.S. Supreme Court Justices stamp.


Barbara Kingsolver

2009 Miami Book Fair International

More than 350 authors – including a critically and commercially successful Ibero-American writers – will attend the 2009 Miami Book Fair International.

Brandon Bryant performs at Kendall Campus

No question: He can dance

Former MDC dance student Brandon Bryant returned to Kendall Campus fresh off his run on the hit Fox series 'So You Think You Can Dance.'

Juan Sepúlveda

Leaders discuss Hispanics and education

The White House chose MDC as the setting for two talks on improving educational opportunities for Hispanic students.

Woman in business suit

Grooming Leaders

The Bachelor of Applied Science with a major in supervision and management is for students who already hold associate degrees.


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