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Miami Dade College and Wheaton College Sign Articulation Agreement

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Wheaton College President Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher (Left) and Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

Miami, July 14, 2011 - Miami Dade College (MDC) signed an articulation agreement with Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, which will facilitate the transfer of students to the institution. The agreement was signed by MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and Wheaton College President Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher today at a special ceremony.

Founded in 1834 as a Female Seminary and chartered as a four-year liberal arts college in 1912, Wheaton College became coeducational in 1988. It offers a variety of programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 40 majors and 50 minors. During the past two decades, the college has introduced new curricular initiatives to help explore ideas and concepts across academic disciplines beyond liberal arts.  Wheaton College is also recognized as a national leader in athletics. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics has ranked the college’s athletic program among the top 20 percent in the country. To learn more about Wheaton College, please visit  

Miami Dade College is the nation’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 174,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of associate in arts and science degrees. The college’s seven campuses and two centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, engineering, film, nursing and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs have served as national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, the Cultura del Lobo performing arts series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a sculpture park and a large art gallery and theater system. MDC has served nearly 2,000,000 students since it opened its doors in 1960.


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