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MDC Gearing Up for 2010 Commencement Exercises on May 1

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Miami, April 12, 2010 - A buzz of excitement is in the air as Miami Dade College (MDC) prepares for its 2010 Commencement Exercises on May 1. The college will host seven commencement ceremonies on this special day for graduates from eight campuses. Speakers, honorees and statistics on the graduating class will be announced soon.

MDC graduations have always been momentous and memorable events. Last year, more than 9,100 students walked across the stage during graduation, and speakers included US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and David Lawrence Jr., president of the Early Childhood Initiative Foundation and former Miami Herald publisher. In 2008, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed students, along with other important speakers. In 2007, President George W. Bush spoke to MDC graduates.

Below is the schedule of the 2010 ceremonies:  

8:00 a.m.        Homestead Campus 
                         Kendall Campus Gymnasium 
                        11011 SW 104 Street
                         Building 7000
                         Miami, FL

9:30 a.m.        InterAmerican Campus 
                         Miami-Dade County Auditorium
                         2901 West Flagler Street
                         Miami, FL

11:00 a.m.      North and West Campuses
                         Bank United Center
                         1245 Dauer Drive
                         Coral Gables, FL

2:30 p.m.        Kendall Campus 
                         Kendall Campus Gymnasium
                         11011 SW 104 Street
                         Building 7000
                         Miami, FL

4:00 p.m.        Medical Center Campus 
                         Bank United Center 
                         1245 Dauer Drive
                         Coral Gables, FL

5:30 p.m.        Hialeah Campus
                         Miami-Dade County Auditorium 
                         2901 West Flagler Street
                         Miami, FL

7:30 p.m.        Wolfson Campus 
                         Bank United Center
                         1245 Dauer Drive
                         Coral Gables, FL

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
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist




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