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Miami Dade College School of Education Student Elected President of the Florida Future Educators of America

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MDC School of Education student John Alvarez

Miami, April 11, 2014 - Miami Dade College(MDC) School of Education student John Alvarez has been elected State President of the Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA), where he will represent the student voice in educational policy matters for the Florida Department of Education and actively promote teaching as a career throughout the state. Previously, he served as president of the MDC Wolfson Campus Chapter of the Florida Future Educators of America Professional student organization.

Alvarez is a junior with a 3.72 cumulative GPA. His goal is to complete his bachelor’s degree in exceptional student education and to work as a professor at MDC. Last year, Alvarez was selected as one of five MDC students to represent the college at the 2013 Harvard Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), an intensive leadership development program hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. He also hones his skills working as an administrative coordinator at the MDC Law Center.

“As someone who was born and raised in Miami, and who is the product of a Florida education, it is an honor to represent Miami Dade College and all students and pre-service teachers throughout the state. I look forward to helping improve the state of education in Florida,” said Alvarez.

In addition to his academic work, Alvarez is involved in Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership Honor Society, and Delta Lambda Phi International Social Fraternity. He has volunteered more than 4,200 hours of community service during his lifetime and is a recipient of the 2013 President’s Lifetime Call to Service Award.

FFEA is a pre-collegiate and collegiate program that provides a forum for students to become aware of career opportunities in education and nurtures their interest in teaching as a career. It also provides an avenue for collegiate members to stay informed of the latest issues and advancements in the education profession.

For more information about the MDC Wolfson Campus Chapter of FFEA: Pro, please contact Professor Rebecca Sanchez at

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