April 2011, Volume 15, Number 2


Dr. John Sexton, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, Dr. Molly Corbett Broad

MDC President to Chair American Council on Education

Selection is latest honor bestowed upon Miami Dade College's leader.

Mariita Feldenkreis, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, George Feldenkreis

Albright Lights Up Miami and MDC

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recently brought her wisdom, insights and global perspectives to several events at Miami Dade College.

Madeleine Albright with Herbie Hancock and jazz students from the New World School of the Arts

Albright, Herbie and All That Jazz

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright jazzed up life at Miami Dade College with a little help from legendary musician Herbie Hancock.


MDC Degrees, Certificates Pay Off for Graduates

Graduates of Florida colleges, including Miami Dade College’s degree and certificate programs, earn higher salaries than graduates from the State University System and Florida private colleges and universities, according to data provided by Florida Employment Training Placement Information Program.

12-foot deep Myrtha dive training pool

Aquatic Center Builds U.S. Homeland Security

North Campus' $6.8 million Aquatic Center is the first water-training center in South Florida.


New Culinary Institute Offers Epicurean Excellence

When MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute officially opens the doors to its new state-of-the-art facility at the Wolfson Campus this month, South Florida’s gastronomic scene is in for a real treat.

MDC Students

MDC’s Student Learning Outcomes Praised

Miami Dade College recently received the 2011 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes, which are 10 concrete objectives designed to ensure that students become effective citizens and life-long learners.


MDC Helps Meet U.S. Demand for Nurses

Miami Dade College has an impressive track record when it comes to educating nurses.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Meek Center Keeps Building on MDC's Entrepreneurial Spirit

Miami Dade College’s continued commitment to supporting entrepreneurship reached new heights this spring with the launching of the Wells Fargo Urban Microentrepreneurs Initiative (UMI) at North Campus’ Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center.


Costa Rica Offers Lessons on Earth’s Wonders

For the first time, Miami Dade College is offering an “Earth Literacy and Sustainability” course this spring that includes a nine-day field experience in Costa Rica.


Chinese Culture Comes to Life at MDC

The prestigious Confucius Institute and the Office of International Education at MDC recently hosted “Hakka Castle Dwellings,” a lecture conducted by Dr. Keith Lowe at the North and Kendall campuses.

Community College Consortium

Consortium Students Bring New Perspectives to MDC

Twelve students from eight countries that are underrepresented at U.S. colleges and universities have flocked to Miami Dade College as part of a new Community College Consortium program.

Academic Support Center

New Center to Meet Kendall Campus’ Growing Needs

MDC’s Kendall Campus recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Academic Support Center. The building will centralize student services in an accessible, LEED-certified, state-of-the-art facility.


Gilman Scholarship Opens Doors for Study Abroad

Building bridges across cultures, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship grants up to $5,000 for outstanding U.S. students who desire to embark on the foreign-land journey of a lifetime while simultaneously earning college credit.

Opera singers

Opera Buffs Find Argentine Delights at Wolfson

Miami Dade College keeps spreading the love of international music throughout the community by hosting a spectrum of cultural events that are sure to please even the most demanding ears.

Statistics Pathway

StatWay Creates Path to Success in Math

As it approaches its fall 2011 starting date, a new math program is creating buzz at Miami Dade College, home to part of its elite development team.

Theo Karantsalis

Great Stories Give Teens New Outlooks on Life

They are young, come from one of the roughest and poorest neighborhoods around and already know what it is like to be locked up. Still, they haven’t lost their dreams.

MDC Community Health Fair

Health Fair is Perfect Prescription for Community

As MDC’s Medical Center Campus completed its sixth consecutive Community Health Fair this spring, a great feeling of pride for the College’s service to others overcame Madeline Pumariega, dean of Students and Administration.

MDC Kendall Campus’ annual Job Fair

MDC Job Fair Links Graduates to Jobs

While South Florida’s unemployment rate continues to hover around 12 percent, employers are finding great new employees at Miami Dade College to fill their coveted job openings.

MDC’s Eig-Watson School of Aviation

Partnership Improves Aviation Safety in China

When it comes to aviation, safety concerns come before all others at MDC’s Eig-Watson School of Aviation, which is world-renowned for its training.

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