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Miami Dade College North Campus President to Serve on National Panel Focusing on Latino Education Success May 21

The event is hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and is part of NBC News’ Education Nation Initiative

Miami, May 15, 2012 - Dr. Jose A. Vicente, president of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North & West Campuses, will join an outstanding cadre of influential Hispanic leaders to participate in Keeping the Promise: Partnerships for Latino Education Success the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) education forum designed to foster an ongoing national dialogue focused on increasing educational attainment among young Latinos. The educational forum will take place at 3:30 p.m., Monday, May 21, at the New World Center in Miami Beach.  Panelists will discuss the current state of education in the Latino community, how technology is influencing education, and action steps that will increase digital access to ensure Latino educational success.

Vicente was recently honored as a White House “Champion of Change” for his role in the community as an education leader who is helping America rise to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Dr. Vicente and MDC were recognized by The White House for their strong partnerships with high schools, four-year colleges and employers, which create a multitude of opportunities for individuals in the Miami-Dade community.

The forum, a  partnership of CHCI and NBC News' Education Nation that follows national education dialogues in New York City and  San Antonio, is aimed at furthering Latino educational achievement.  Other panelists include Representative Pedro Pierluisi (Puerto Rico At Large); Sarita Brown, president, Excelencia in Education; Jason A. Llorenz, Esq., executive director, the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership; and Filemon Lopez,senior vice president of strategic operations, Comcast. Mary Gamarra, Telemundo reporter for Al Rojo Vivo, will serve asmoderator.  The event is free and open to the public.

CHCI and NBC News’ Education Nation national panel, Keeping the Promise: Partnerships for Latino Education Success

  • WHEN: Monday, May 21, 3:30 PM - Tuesday, May 15, 5:00 PM
  • WHERE: New World Center – Main Performance Hall 500 17 Street, Miami Beach

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Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist

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