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Miami Dade College’s Honors College to Host Induction Ceremony, Oct. 15

10-15-2013-Miami Dade College’s Honors College to Host Induction Ceremony, Oct. 15

Miami, October 11, 2013 - The renowned Honors College at Miami Dade College (MDC) continues its time-honored tradition of an Induction Ceremony this month for its incoming 2013 class at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.


This formal event is comparable to an initiation into a prestigious club. It will serve to inspire students and their families to be engaged members of the Honors College Community and take full advantage of the extraordinary opportunities for their personal transformation. Dr. Lee Peltan, President of Emerson College, will be this year’s keynote speaker.

 Through testimonials from current students and alumni, first-year students and parents will learn about the endless opportunities including research with faculty, domestic and international study-away seminars, professional development experiences, civic engagement opportunities, and student life organizations that will enhance their academic careers. The new inductees will also meet MDC’s Honors College faculty, administrators and staff.

 “Miami Dade College is committed to offering our students the most comprehensive, educational program available so that they may take what they have learned and use it to further their academic careers,” said Dr. José A. Vicente, Wolfson Campus president. “MDC has a long tradition of providing excellence, and these new students will no doubt benefit from our proven track record,” he added.

 Expectations are high for students who enter The Honors College. To earn admission to this special academic division of MDC, students must have earned a 3.7 high school grade point average, scored 1,200 on the SAT, or 26 on the ACT. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year.

 The Honors College at MDC set the bar and blazed the trail at the community college level as “An Ivy stepladder,” according to a major article in TIME Magazine a few years ago. Its graduates have gone on to study at major colleges and universities across the country, and its newest students are poised to continue that esteemed tradition.

MDC Honors College Induction Ceremony

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 PM
  • WHERE: Gusman Center for the Performing Arts 174 East Flagler Street

For more information about MDC’s Honors College Induction Ceremony or for tickets, please call 305-237-7077.

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