June 2011, Volume 15, Number 3


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.

Gates Foundation logo

Gates Foundation, MDC Strive for Even Higher Graduate Numbers

A Completion by Design grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help increase MDC’s already impressive graduation numbers.

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.

Dr. Rolando Montoya, Dr. Heather Belmont, Dr. Pascal J. Goldschmidt, Dr. Armando J. Ferrer

UM, MDC to Develop Biosciences Hub

A new UM/MDC partnership aims to create thousands of jobs in Overtown at the new Life Science & Technology Park.

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.


One-Stop Shop Streamlines Benefits Process

MDC and Single Stop USA connect students to grants, financial aid and benefits.

Alternative Break service-learning project of The Honors College at MDC

Learning While Serving in Haiti

MDC Honors College students lend a hand teaching children at L’Ecole Nouvelle Zoranje in Port-au-Prince Haiti.

Harvard group

Harvard, MDC Team Up to Train Leaders

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

Green Fair

Green Fairs Spring Up at MDC

Hundreds of students have fun while learning about sustainability at MDC’s Green Fairs.

Cost of a bachelor's degree

MDC Bachelor’s Degrees Open Doors to Powerful Future

An MDC bachelor’s degree costs students and taxpayers less, serves a population that previously did not have these opportunities and leads to better jobs than those from other institutions.

Flamenco dancer

Tourism Industry Lessons Learned Over Tapas

A new MDC study abroad program highlights the rich cultural history of Spain and Morocco.

UNM logo

Seamlessly Building on MDC Coursework

The University of New Mexico teams with MDC for students’ smooth academic transition.


MDC’s Success Makes Perfect SENSE

The recent national Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) enhances MDC’s already exceptional ability at meeting challenges students face.

MDC students

Students Give MDC Services Top Grades

Students give high marks to the support and services they receive at MDC, according to the most recent Enrolled Student Survey.

Health aide and patient

Care Givers Trained at MDC Help Meet Nation’s Needs

The Health Aide Certification Program at MDC works to fill U.S. demand for care givers who are passionate about taking care of others.

Dental hygienist and patient

Hundreds of Smiles Turn Brighter

MDC partners with Nova Southeastern University to bring community dental care to those in need.

Wilmer Valderrama and students

MDC Develops Next Generation of Leaders

Actor Wilmer Valderrama and Univision anchor Satcha Pretto prepare high school students for college at the “Ready to Lead” conference at MDC.

Power plant worker

MDC Works to Meet U.S. Energy Needs

MDC and FPL partner to train the next generation of nuclear power plant employees.

MDC Smoke-Free Campaign poster

Breath of Fresh Air Improves Lives at MDC

To improve health while developing minds, MDC recently approved a new policy banning smoking and tobacco in all MDC facilities.

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