February 2014, Volume 18, Number 1

COVERSTORY

Words and Pictures

Marvelous World of MIFF

Miami International Film Festival offers an award-winning lineup of stellar films and documentaries.


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  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott, President Padrón and Their Royal Highnesses of Spain Prince Felipe de Borbón and Princess Letizia Ortiz of Asturias Florida Gov. Rick Scott, President Padrón and Their Royal Highnesses of Spain Prince Felipe de Borbón and Princess Letizia Ortiz of Asturias, who presented Padrón with the prestigious Juan Ponce de León 500th Anniversary Award during a celebration at MDC’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower
  • Dr. Shenghe Lu and President Padrón Dr. Shenghe Lu, chairman of the Dalian Huamei International Economic Exchange Center and chairman of Shengyuan Investment Group, and President Padrón in Dalian, China
  • Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and President Padrón MSNBC co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski with President Padrón at MDC
  • MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney at MDC’s Wolfson Campus
  • Frederica Wilson, President Padrón and John Lewis U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, President Padrón and U.S. Congressman John Lewis at Miami Dade College

FEATURES

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A Ladder to Success

MDC’s affordable bachelor’s programs translate into lucrative careers.

Don Lemon

Part of the National Conversation

The Grad Nation Miami Education Summit at MDC yields ideas to boost high school graduation rates.

Alberto Ibargüen and Lissette Méndez

Cultural Initiatives Garner Knight Foundation Grants

Coveted funds help bring exciting new programming to MDC’s Miami Book Fair International and Teatro Prometeo.

MDC Kendall Campus President Dr. Lourdes Oroza and Chancellor Randy Hanna

MDC Test Prep Program Earns Chancellor’s Award

The Florida Department of Education recognizes the College’s efforts to increase college readiness among students.


DEPARTMENTS

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