February 2013, Volume 17, Number 1


Hand holding up graduation cap

Low-Income Students Reach New Heights

The Pell Grant proves to be a key factor in enabling student success at MDC.

Snail sculpture

Everglades Invasion

An artistic tribute to the Everglades brought a striking temporary look to MDC’s iconic Freedom Tower.

Milton Young

Capturing Life From a Different Angle

A blind student’s work inspires others in a new pilot photography program.

MDC student caring for child

A Helping Hand for Those in Need

MDC brings health care to underserved population in the Dominican Republic.

Mangrove seedlings

Seedlings of Change

Students are melding art and environmentalism to help restore the region’s mangroves.

Junot Díaz

Blissfully Adrift in a Sea of Books

The popular annual Miami Book Fair International draws hundreds of thousands to Downtown Miami.

Heidi Malaret

Diverse Talents Converge in Estuaries

A new literary magazine celebrates the creative spirit at Homestead Campus.

Sen. Marco Rubio

MDC Alumni Leading the Way

From Washington to state and county government, many leaders got their start at MDC.

Manolo Barco

Student Newspaper Named Best in State

Staff members from MDC’s The Reporter take home numerous awards.


At the Heart of it All

MDC campuses once again were at the center of important cultural, business, academic and historical events.

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