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Miami Dade College’s North Campus Honors Former MDC Trustee, Community Leader and Newspaper Pioneer Garth C. Reeves

Garth C. Reeves

Dr. José A. Vicente, Garth C. Reeves and Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

Miami, February 5, 2008 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus honored and celebrated the contributions of publisher, activist, and community leader, Garth C. Reeves. The event took place on Monday, Feb. 4, at noon

“Mr. Reeves is an extraordinary individual. It is with great admiration that we are able to pay tribute to someone who has helped shape our community and Miami Dade College so profoundly,” said MDC North Campus President Dr. José A. Vicente.

Reeves served as a member of Miami Dade College’s Board of Trustees for 19 years in the 1960’s and 70’s.  During his tenure on the board, he also served as Chairman of the college’s governing body.

Speakers at the event honoring Mr. Reeves included the Honorable Carrie P. Meek, Bishop Victor T. Curry, and Peter W. Roulhac, Vice Chair, Miami Dade College Board of Trustees. Mr. Reeves received Proclamations from the cities of Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach and Opa-Locka. Additionally, Mr. Reeves was presented with the key to North Miami by Mayor Kevin Burns, the city where he resides. Mayors in attendance included Mayor Kevin Burns, Mayor Shirley Gibson, and Mayor Wayne Slaton.

Mr. Reeves is the second of three generations managing The Miami Times, one of the first and longest running Black newspapers in America. The Miami Times has been instrumental in covering every dimension of African American culture. In addition to his work with The Miami Times, Mr. Reeves is also a community activist and humanitarian in the Miami area. He is publisher emeritus of The Miami Times, which was founded by his father Mr. Henry E.S. Reeves, in 1923.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist




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