February 2013, Volume 17, Number 1

Making Their Mark

Hannia Guillén

Cast Into the Limelight

Several renowned alumni’s paths to on-screen success began at Miami Dade College.

Plácido Polanco

Heartwarming Homecoming

Former MDC baseball star Plácido Polanco joins the Miami Marlins.

Mitch Rodríguez

An Experiment in Success

MDC’s science programs and research opportunities are propelling students to bright futures in in-demand fields.

Maureen O’Brien

Expanding Her Expertise

An award-winning epidemiologist with a master’s degree already in hand seeks a degree from MDC to better prepare herself for the future.

Melissa Baron

Ready for Prime Time

An Honors College alumna enters the spotlight at HBO in New York City.

Raúl Ibáñez

Home-Run Hero

A record-setting MLB player hails from MDC.

Dominique Scott

NWSA Helps Make His Dream Come True

A young alumnus is bringing down the house in Rock of Ages.

Richard Salazar

A World of Opportunities

A baseball alumnus plays for Spain with talent developed at MDC.

Paul Cejas and Emilio Estefan


Hundreds of stellar alumni shared their success stories to encourage potential students to become the next generation of remarkable graduates.

Rosana Quintana

Seeking Cures for Complex Diseases

The College’s new bachelor’s degree helps studetns develop research skills.

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