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MDC’s School of Education Students Receive Top Honors from the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

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MDC students and FFMT Scholars of the Year (from left) Sindy Acosta, Marianna G. Justo, and Natalie P. Williams.

Miami, March 24, 2011 - Three Miami Dade College (MDC) School of Education students were named Scholars of the Year by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (FFMT) during the organization’s Annual Teacher Recruitment and Retention Symposium held in Orlando recently.

MDC students Sindy Acosta, Marianna G. Justo, and Natalie P. Williams were selected from a group of nearly 100 students currently receiving the FFMT scholarship based on academic achievement, leadership, service learning and character. 

FFMT’s symposium serves a dual purpose in recruiting minority students into the education field from state colleges throughout Florida and providing all 67 school districts in the state an opportunity to recruit in one location, high-quality and highly qualified minority teachers. 

“We are very proud of these students’ accomplishments,” said Dr. Susan Neimand, director of the School of Education. 

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