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Successful Alumni

When Miami Dade College opened its doors nearly 50 years ago, Miami was a small resort town, famous for its beaches and warm, welcoming winters. Today, Miami is a world-class destination, as famous for its identity as an international hub for business, entertainment and education as it is for the glitter, sparkle and magic. MDC alumni have contributed to this spectacular growth and participated in some of the most ambitious architectural, developmental and engineering projects the city has ever seen. Throughout Greater Miami and the outer reaches of our nation and the globe, examples of their work and accomplishments abound in towers and homes, schools and professional sports, and entertainment venues. Here are some of our successful Alumni:

  • Emilio Estefan, Grammy winner, music industry icon, producer, publisher, restauranteur and hotelier
  • Sylvester Stallone, actor, writer, producer and director
  • Andy Garcia, actor, director, producer and composer
  • Harry Wayne "KC" Casey, lead vocalist and keyboardist of KC and the Sunshine Band
  • Carlos Alvarez, Mayor, Miami Dade County 
  • Hanna Guillen, actress in the Emmy Award winning soap-opera Passions
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, U.S. Congress House of Representatives, 18th District of Florida 
  • Arturo Dulzaides, noted structural engineer and architect
  • Alex Fernandez, former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Luis Gispert, sculptor and photographer
  • Frank J. Gonzalez, Libertarian politician and 2006 Congressional candidate
  • Anchal Joseph, America's Next Top Model Cycle 7 finalist
  • John Mica, U.S. Representative for Florida's 7th District
  • Mireya Moscoso, president of Panama (1999–2004)
  • Victoria Principal, actress in the long running soap drama, Knots Landing
  • Alex Sánchez, Major League Baseball center fielder  
  • Belkys Nerey, news anchor, WSVN-Fox7, co-anchor Deco-Drive. 



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