February 2011, Volume 15, Number 1


MDC Gala

MDC’s Golden Gala Raises Record $5 Million

More than 1,000 luminaries took part in MDC’s 50th anniversary, which benefited the American Dream Scholarship Fund.

Madeleine Albright

Albright Shares Power of Her Pins

The former U.S. Secretary of State used jewelry to convey powerful ideas. See her collection at MDC's Freedom Tower.

Chinese Ministry of Public Security

MDC Further Builds Ties With China

Expanding on its existing business, cultural and academic connections with China, MDC recently hosted several events for public security officials, entrepreneurs and students.

Ingrid Betancourt

Betancourt Tells Her Story at MDC

Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt visited MDC’s Wolfson Campus to discuss her book and share her account of being held as a hostage in rebel camps.

Math equation

MDC Improves Stats for Nonmath Majors

Working on the StatWay pilot program with the Carnegie Foundation, MDC aims to teach quantitative thinking to students who are not pursuing math or science majors.

Teacher with students

NCAT Gives MDC a Winning Equation

Participating in the National Center for Academic Transformation’s “Changing the Equation” program will enable MDC to increase math students’ success while cutting costs.

Students using laptop

Three-Tiered Approach is Key to Excellence

The U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institutions” program will help MDC students excel through a new student center, summer program and orientation course.


AmeriCorps Helps Students Help Others

Enabling academic and professional growth, the Florida Campus Compact AmeriCorps program gave scholarships to 87 MDC students for their community service.

Princess Hyacinth cover

Captivating Minds at an Early Age

Through its “One Picture Book, One Community” program, the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at MDC gave 5,000 copies of “Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated,” to local children and teachers.

A+ grade

MDC’s Diverse Faculty Shines

The numbers are in, and MDC’s faculty just keeps getting better, with 95 percent having advanced degrees and more than half fluent in two or more languages.

The Honors College students

Honors College Students Keep Raising Bar

MDC Honors College students continue to excel, improving their academic and testing records while MDC also is increasing their retention and graduation rates.

Javier Pérez-Palencia, Juan Verde

MDC Builds Sustainable Future

Experts from around the globe met at MDC to discuss ways to sustainably meet the world’s energy needs at Only Sustainable, the International Conference on Renewable Energy.

Diverse workers

Overcoming Language Barriers for Safety, Health

To promote safety and health in businesses with Spanish- and Creole-speaking workers, MDC’s North Campus is offering introductory training and translations of safety information.

Dave Barry

Pros Offer Insights into Journalism

From Dave Barry to Manny García, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists offer sage career advice during the fourth season of MDC’s Journalism Speaker Series.

Volunteers dressed as elves

Children’s Holiday Delights Thousands

MDC’s North Campus once again entertained thousands during its annual Children’s Holiday at North, featuring a wide variety of activities including a Holiday Snow Village.

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