June 2011, Volume 15, Number 3


President Barack Obama

Obama Addresses Class of 2011

President urges MDC graduates to share success and opportunity with those around them.


  • Condoleezza Rice and President Padrón

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and MDC President Padrón at the Council on Foreign Relations

  • President Padrón and Eva Longoria

    President Padrón and Eva Longoria at the U.S. Senate

  • Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Cherie Blair, MDC President Padrón

    At a planning retreat of CGI in New York: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Cherie Blair, co-founder of Africa Justice Foundation and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; and MDC President Padrón

  • President Padrón, Lewis Duncan, Edward James Olmos

    President Padrón (left) and actor Edward James Olmos (right) flank Rollins College President Lewis Duncan. Padrón and Olmos received honorary doctorates from Rollins.

  • Javier Palomarez, Ralph de la Vega, President Padrón

    Javier Palomarez, President of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobility; President Padrón


American Dream Scholarship

MDC Makes American Dream Come True

MDC’s new, unprecedented scholarship covers the first two years of in-state college tuition and fees for all the county’s hard-working students.

Anthony Díaz

Golden Students Shine in Class of 2011

Twelve stellar students’ stories offer glimpses into the lives of the more than 14,000 students who graduated recently.

Miami Culinary Institute building

Miami Culinary Institute Opens in Grand Style

The Miami Culinary Institute’s inaugural ceremony brings luminaries, famous chefs and culinary delights to Miami.

Harvard group

Harvard, MDC Team Up to Train Leaders

A winning academic partnership sends MDC students to Harvard University for the Latino Leadership Initiative.


Cultural Spotlight Alumni News Making Their Mark MDC News Bytes

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