April 2010, Volume 14, Number 2


Yanping Gao and Peter Liu

MDC Inaugurates Confucius Institute

Confucius, the greatest philosopher and educator of ancient China, emphasized the importance of education and study. In his name, Confucius institutes, non-profit public institutions, have been established around the world to promote knowledge of the Mandarin language and culture, particularly in the context of understanding modern China today.


  • Doctor Eduardo Padron and US Congressman Dave Obey

    Dr. Eduardo J. Padr ón and U.S. Congressman Dave Obey, chairman, House of Appropriations Committee, during Obey's recent visit to Miami.

  • Juanes and Doctor Eduardo Padron

    Singer/superstar Juanes and Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón at MDC's 50th Anniversary planning meeting.

  • President Padron and Gerardo Rivera

    MDC President Padrón and Gerado Rivera during a recent trip to aid the people of Haiti.

  • MDC President Padron, Secretary of Labor Solis, Secretary of Education Duncan, and Melinda Gates

    MDC President Eduardo Padrón; Hilda L. Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor; Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education; and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, during the Univision press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

  • Doctor Eduardo Padron and Ken Salazar

    Dr. Padrón and Ken Salazar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior and fromer U.S. Senator, at Vice President Joe Biden's home.


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Alumni Hall of Fame 2010

Each year Miami Dade College honors its best, brightest and most successful alumni by gathering to celebrate and induct a new Alumni Hall of Fame class. The awards gala is April 22 at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

President Clinton

President Clinton to speak at MDC's 2010 graduation

Miami Dade College has a history of attracting high-profile commencement speakers.

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$1 million grant to boost minority success in computing careers

Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus has won a $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant targeted at Hispanics.

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MDC wins Compact Award

Often lauded for its distinctive Learning Outcomes initiative, Miami Dade College has been honored with the College Board’s CollegeKeys Compact 2010 Innovation Award.

Candlelight vigil

MDC relief efforts for Haiti

The 7.0 magnitude quake that devastated Haiti stirred the Miami Dade College community, which raised money, collected supplies, and held vigils in the wake of the disaster.


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