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Date Published: Friday, December 16, 2011
MDC Students Invited to Explore China’s Economic and Trade Practices in Study Abroad Program

From South America to Europe and beyond, Miami Dade College (MDC) students are encouraged to see the world as they learn. Next spring, from April 29 to May 29, 2012, MDC will offer a dynamic study abroad program titled Economic Awakenings: China. This program is designed for students who wish to learn about economics in the context of globalization. It begins with two seminars on campus prior to departure for Shanghai. While in China, students will study macro and micro economics, visit historic sites, and participate in cultural activities.


Date Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Public Notice - Notice of Meeting-District Board of trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Miami Dade College and CINTAS Foundation Announce 2011- 2012 Fellows

Miami Dade College (MDC) and the CINTAS Foundation recently announced this year’s fellows for the annual CINTAS Foundation Fellowship competition at a special reception held at the college’s iconic Freedom Tower. The competition awards a $10,000 fellowship for each winner in three categories: visual arts, music and creative writing.


Date Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Prominent Coral Gables Attorney and MDC Trustee, Armando Bucelo Jr., Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Adrienne Arsht Center Trust

Prominent Coral Gables attorney, community leader and longtime Miami Dade College (MDC) Trustee, Armando Bucelo Jr., was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.


Date Published: Thursday, December 08, 2011
Two Students from Miami Dade College’s Student Newspaper, The Reporter, Selected for The New York Times Student Journalism Institute

Miami Dade College (MDC) students Monique Madan and Lazaro Gamio, integral members of the staff at the award-winning The Reporter student newspaper, have been selected for the prestigious New York Times Student Journalism Institute.


Date Published: Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Veteran Financial Services Leader Appointed as Dean of Miami Dade College’s School of Business

Longtime financial services leader, Brian Sepe, has been hired as the Dean of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Business. Most recently, he was the Managing Director and Head of Latin America & Canada Wealth Management for Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, with offices in eight countries, including the United States, representing clients in more than 150 nations.


Date Published: Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Miami Dade College President Elected Chair of the Board of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

During his four decade career in higher education, Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón has served on numerous important national boards, including those he was appointed to by six US Presidents, championing greater access to and quality in higher education, while placing MDC in the national spotlight. Most recently, he’s been elected the chair of the board of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


Date Published: Tuesday, December 06, 2011
MDC Engineering Student Selected by FAA for Prestigious Job Training Program

Kedar Souffrant, a stellar student in Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned School of Engineering and Technology, was recently selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Technical Operations - Collegiate Training Initiative (TO-CTI) program. The prestigious pipeline program will enable Soufrrant to work part time as a technical operations intern at an FAA facility in Miami for the duration of her studies at MDC. Upon successful completion of the TO-CTI program and graduation, Souffrant will be eligible for a non-competitive, full-time entry level position as a technical specialist with the FAA.


Date Published: Monday, December 05, 2011
MDC Wolfson Campus Showcases Interactive Sculpture, Original Sin

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus, known for its impressive sculpture collection, is currently exhibiting a public work by acclaimed Italian artist Camilla Ancilotto titled Original Sin.


Date Published: Thursday, December 01, 2011
MDC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Offers Free Help to Low-Income Residents

Miami Dade College (MDC) is continuing its long-standing commitment to help low-income, elderly, and non-English speaking residents complete their 2011 taxes with the always-free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).


Date Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
MDC Live! to Launch Continuing Education Program for Local Artists with Knight Foundation Grant

South Florida artists will be able to participate in a new professional development program offering advanced, summer master classes taught by visiting artists, thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live! Performing Arts Series designed the program and will offer the courses in a variety of disciplines, such as acting, playwriting, directing, music composition and performance, dance, choreography and multi-disciplinary work.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Public Notice: Notice of Meeting Miami Dade College
Date Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
MDC Among 12 Institutions to Receive Portion of U.S. Education Department’s $2.9 Million Grant to Strengthen Minority Participation in STEM-Related Fields

The Department of Natural and Social Sciences at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus (IAC) was recently awarded a Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) grant to train minority students, especially women, to earn a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree. MDC is among only 12 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the grant, which has a total disbursement of $2.9 million for fiscal 2012. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the official announcement earlier this fall, and MDC will begin implementation of the grant in January 2012.


Date Published: Monday, November 21, 2011
Miami Dade College’s Award-winning Student Literary Magazines Shine Once Again in Local, State and National Competitions

At Miami Dade College (MDC), students are encouraged to explore other areas of study and activities that foster their creativity and understanding of the world. Some MDC students have found their creative voices by writing and designing the College’s five literary magazines and have in the process discovered a new passion. Such passion is evident in the quality of the magazines they produce, which have all consistently won multiple awards from various organizations each year.


Date Published: Monday, November 21, 2011
MDC Student Leader Selected to Participate in National Scholars Program to Help Fix Community Challenges

Rolanda Schand, a Miami Dade College (MDC) Homestead Campus student and president of the Student Government Association, was recently selected to participate in Opportunity Nation’s Opportunity Leaders and Scholars Program. The Opportunity Nation Scholars program is a national network of vocal advocates with personal experience facing barriers to opportunity and a track record of making meaningful change in their respective communities.


Date Published: Monday, November 21, 2011
Miami Dade College Awarded Campus Compact Grant to Pilot Program

Miami Dade College (MDC) has been awarded a two-year grant from Campus Compact, a non-profit coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education, to launch Connect2Complete (C2C), a peer advocacy initiative to help community college students stay in school and graduate. C2C also aims to increase student civic engagement and leadership in the college and community. MDC is one of only three institutions in the state selected to pilot the Campus Compact-funded project, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The MDC Center for Community Involvement, in partnership with Florida Campus Compact, will launch the project at the Wolfson Campus in the 2012 spring term. MDC is one of nine colleges in the nation selected to participate.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
MDC's School of Nursing Receives Initial Accreditation for its Bachelor’s Degree Program in Nursing

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Nursing recently received the initial maximum five-year accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC).


Date Published: Monday, November 14, 2011
Miami Dade College to Honor Its 2011 Endowed Teaching Chairs at Special Reception Nov. 22

Among Miami Dade College’s (MDC) most valued traditions is a program created to recognize eight outstanding professors, who embody the heart of the College’s mission. This year’s recipients of the 2011 Endowed Teaching Chairs have gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance higher education. They represent the eight MDC campuses and several academic disciplines. This group of distinguished faculty will be honored at a reception this fall.


Date Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Miami Dade College Proud to Host Visit from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visited Miami Dade College (MDC) today. MDC, the nation’s largest campus-based institution of higher education and one of the most respected, was one of four cadres of community colleges that received a planning grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earlier this year. The grant will be used to identify and implement innovative solutions to increase the number of college graduates across the nation.


Date Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Public Notice - Notice of Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011
MDC Kendall Campus to Host Take Stock in Children’s Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run

Miami Dade College (MDC), in partnership with Take Stock in Children (TSIC) of Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, will host the first-ever Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the college’s Kendall Campus. The walk is part of an effort to raise scholarship dollars for the county’s low-income and at-risk youth.


Date Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Miami Dade College’s Volleyball Team Wins State Title and Advances to Nationals

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) women’s volleyball team, the Lady Sharks, recently won the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Atlantic District Championship and State Championship, and are now moving on to compete for the national title on Nov. 17 – 19 at Missouri State University – West Plains.


Date Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011
MDC Announces Application Period for Francisco Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the longstanding Francisco Foundation Scholarships at Miami Dade College. The application period will close December 2, 2011. Scholarship winners will be invited to an awards ceremony with the Foundation Board in early 2012.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Miami Dade College Students Receive Scholarships from the Miami Bayside Foundation

At a recent event honoring entrepreneurship, community involvement, and scholarship, the Miami Bayside Foundation awarded scholarships to Miami Dade College (MDC) students who exhibit an interest in entrepreneurship, and who have displayed outstanding academic achievement.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Fun for Teens and Tweens at the 28th Miami Book Fair International

The 28th edition of the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI), presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) The Center @ MDC, is jam-packed with readings, live performances and activities for youngsters of all ages – from toddlers to teens. The Fair runs Nov. 13 – 20.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 08, 2011
The School of Comics and Full Comics Program Return to the Miami Book Fair International

The 28th edition of the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI), presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) The Center @ MDC, will take place November 13-20, 2011, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami and will again feature the School of Comics for educators and a full program for comics fans.


Date Published: Monday, November 07, 2011
MDC Homestead Campus Hosted Future of Hispanic Children Educational Symposium

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus recently hosted the Future of Hispanic Children educational symposium featuring national and local leaders. The symposium was a call to action to support Hispanic children and youth in reaching their full potential, and finding strategies to help increase educational success.


Date Published: Monday, November 07, 2011
Miami Dade College Awarded Major Grant from the Lumina Foundation for Latino Student Success Initiative

Project aims to increase Latino college completion and number of college graduates in the U.S. MDC awarded for its innovative strategies in student achievement and completion


Date Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011
Caribbean Authors to Share Their Literary Works at Miami Dade College’s 28th Miami Book Fair International

Avid fans of some of the literary world’s finest authors are ready for up-close-and- personal discussions and book signings with some of their favorite Caribbean authors as time draws near for the official kick-off of the 28th edition of the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI), presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) The Center @ MDC, on Sunday, Nov. 13.


Date Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011
Miami Dade College’s The Reporter Named Top Student Newspaper in the State After Winning Ten First Place Awards from the Florida College System Activities Association

One year after merging its three student newspapers to form one super paper, The Reporter of Miami Dade College has been named the top community college newspaper in the


Date Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011
TUYO, the Long-Anticipated Restaurant on the Rooftop of Miami Culinary Institute at Miami Dade College Now Open

Since its opening last spring, the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) has made an immediate impact on the community and beyond with a cornucopia of programs and activities that please the palate whether one is a student, food enthusiast or culinary industry professional. Now, the Institute turns up the heat with the opening of its rooftop restaurant, Tuyo, an exquisite fusion of New World cuisine under the direction of award-winning Chef Norman Van Aken.


Date Published: Wednesday, November 02, 2011
African American Authors and the Black Diaspora to Make Huge Presence at Miami Dade College’s 28th Miami Book Fair International

The 28th edition of the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI), presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) The Center @ MDC, will kick-off on Sunday, Nov. 13 with live presentations by several of the country’s most celebrated contemporary authors in the black diaspora. A few of the authors, though not of African descent, have written about the black experience in their work, such as Alan Cheuse and Peter Godwin. Others, including award-winning artist and activist Harry Belafonte, as well as noted hip hop historian Nelson George, are African American and have maintained a loyal fan base for many years. During the Fair, the authors will participate in book signings, readings, and one-on-one discussions.


Date Published: Friday, October 14, 2011
Miami Dade College and CINTAS Foundation Announces Visual Arts Fellowship Finalists

After reviewing nearly 100 submissions from around the world, the CINTAS Foundation has selected ten finalists in the visual arts category for its annual CINTAS Foundation Fellowship competition. They are Ivan Abreu, Harold Batista, Domingo Castillo, Ivan Depena, Coco Fusco, Jillian Mayer, Fabian Pena, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, Ruben Torres Llorca, and Juana Valdez.


Date Published: Monday, October 31, 2011
The 28th Miami Book Fair International is Calling All Sleep-Deprived Parents!

Get a sitter and come out for a night of laughter and commiseration with fellow parents at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, courtesy of author Adam Mansbach and illustrator Ricardo Cortes’ New York Times bestseller, Go the F**k to Sleep. Celebrity guests include actor Jenna Elfman, and singer/songwriter Nikka Costa, who will share their story of making the book-inspired rap video that’s become a YouTube hit.


Date Published: Monday, October 31, 2011
Public Notice - Renotice of Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Thursday, October 27, 2011
MDC Students Leading the Way in Undergraduate Science Research

Miami Dade College (MDC) has always been at the center of cutting edge practices that have brought significant change to both the institution and the community. Now, a pair of students from the College’s renowned School of Engineering and Technology at Kendall Campus is poised to bring the College and themselves national recognition with individual research projects they’ve started thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Date Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Citi Foundation Awards Miami Dade College a Grant to Help Strengthen Small Businesses in Miami-Dade County

The Miami Dade College School of Business has been awarded a grant from Citi Foundation to continue and expand the Small Business Education Program, a viable training project for small business owners and potential entrepreneurs.


Date Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Miami Dade College Opens 28th Miami Book Fair International with Singer/Songwriter Rosanne Cash

Chart-topping singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, daughter of music legend Johnny Cash, will kick-off the 28th edition of the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI), presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) The Center @ MDC. As part of the Fair’s popular Evening With series, Cash will present her memoir, Composed, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.


Date Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011
MDC’s 2012 Spring Registration Underway!

Registration for Miami Dade College’s ( MDC) 2012 Spring Semester has begun, with classes starting Jan. 4, 2012. From several new bachelor’s degrees to the new Miami Culinary Institute, MDC has the programs to jumpstart your career or put you on the fast-track to an in-demand job.


Date Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Miami Dade College President Honored with the 2011 Children’s Hero Award

Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón was honored recently with the Family Resource Center of South Florida’s 2001 Children’s Hero Award.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Public Notice - Board Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Friday, October 14, 2011
Miami Dade College and CINTAS Foundation Announces Visual Arts Fellowship Finalists

After reviewing nearly 100 submissions from around the world, the CINTAS Foundation has selected ten finalists in the visual arts category for its annual CINTAS Foundation Fellowship competition. They are Ivan Abreu, Harold Batista, Domingo Castillo, Ivan Depena, Coco Fusco, Jillian Mayer, Fabian Pena, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, Ruben Torres Llorca, and Juana Valdez.


Date Published: Friday, October 14, 2011
Four of This Year’s Biggest Names in Spanish Cinema to Discuss Premiere of Latest Film Projects in Inaugural Recent Cinema from Spain Festival Honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Goya Awards

Producer of Spain’s Submission to the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film Category “Black Bread (Pa negre)” Isona Passola & Director of Highly Anticipated Western “Blackthorn (Sin destino)” Mateo Gil, among others, available for interviews.


Date Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011
School for Advanced Studies to Hold Two Information Sessions for 10th-Graders Interested in Early College Admission Oct 15

School for Advanced Studies (SAS), a full-time, nationally-recognized, dual-enrollment high school located at Miami Dade College (MDC), will be holding information/application sessions on Saturday, October 15, for the 2012-2013 school year, at two MDC campuses: at 9 a.m. in the North Campus Lehman Theatre, and at 1 p.m. in room 7128 at the Wolfson Campus.


Date Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011
MDC and USDA to Host National Federal Grants Conference and Webcast

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program (HSINP) will host a National Federal Grants Conference for representatives of Hispanic-Serving Institutions on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 1 to 5 p.m. The conference will also be webcasted live to more than 300 institutions nationwide.


Date Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Miami Dade College Welcomes Business and Government Leaders for Major Renewable Energy Conference - Only Sustainable - Nov. 7-9

For the second consecutive year, Miami Dade College (MDC) will host “Only Sustainable,” the 2011 International Conference on Renewable Energy, from Mon., Nov. 7 through Wed., Nov. 9, at its Wolfson Campus Chapman Conference Center in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011
MDC to Offer New Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Miami, Oct. 13, 2011 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will soon offer a new Bachelor of Science with a major in Early Childhood Education (BS-ECE) to meet the local demand for trained Early Childhood Education professionals in South Florida, thanks to unanimous approval from the Florida Board of Education. The college’s renowned School of Education (SOE) will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in fall 2012. This program will be the seventh state-approved teacher education program in the SOE and will offer its graduates professional teacher certification in Birth to Age 4 and Age 3 to Grade 3, with endorsements in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Reading, and Pre-Kindergarten disabilities.


Date Published: Monday, October 10, 2011
Miami Dade College’s School of Education Baccalaureate Program Ranks Best in State at Improving Student Performance

Recent graduates of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Education’s bachelor degree program have a lot to celebrate following their first year of teaching. According to data released from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), MDC’s graduates who spent their first year teaching in Florida public schools saw major increases in their own students’ performance on the FCAT and other standardized tests. In fact, MDC topped the FLDOE report.


Date Published: Sunday, October 09, 2011
Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Visits the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College

The visit was particularly symbolic and moving as the Freedom Tower is a treasured place for Hispanics in South Florida, particularly the hundreds of thousands of Cuban exiles who were processed in its rooms during the 1960s and early 1970s. It is also a National Historic Landmark constructed in the Spanish Mediterranean Revival style with design elements borrowed from the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain.


Date Published: Thursday, October 06, 2011
EGEDA (Audiovisual Producer’s Rights Management Association) Miami International Film Festival of Miami Dade College, and Gusman Center for the Performing Arts announce "Recent Cinema From Spain" program

In honor of this year’s 25th anniversary of Spain’s Goya Awards, EGEDA, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College, and the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts will premiere seven of the most dynamic new films from Spain, from October 20-23rd, in an inaugural Recent Cinema From Spain festival.


Date Published: Monday, October 03, 2011
Public Notice - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Sunday, October 09, 2011
Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Visits the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College

The visit was particularly symbolic and moving as the Freedom Tower is a treasured place for Hispanics in South Florida, particularly the hundreds of thousands of Cuban exiles who were processed in its rooms during the 1960s and early 1970s. It is also a National Historic Landmark constructed in the Spanish Mediterranean Revival style with design elements borrowed from the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain.


Date Published: Thursday, October 06, 2011
EGEDA (Audiovisual Producer’s Rights Management Association) Miami International Film Festival of Miami Dade College, and Gusman Center for the Performing Arts announce "Recent Cinema From Spain" program

In honor of this year’s 25th anniversary of Spain’s Goya Awards, EGEDA, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College, and the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts will premiere seven of the most dynamic new films from Spain, from October 20-23rd, in an inaugural Recent Cinema From Spain festival.


Date Published: Monday, October 03, 2011
Public Notice - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Friday, September 30, 2011
The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC Schedules Intensive Creative Writing Workshops Nov. 16-18

This fall, aspiring writers will have the opportunity to learn technique and get publishing advice when The Center of Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), (formerly known as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts), presents its prestigious Miami Writers Institute for the second time this year. The fall version of this spring staple runs Wednesday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 18 during Miami Book Fair International at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. This three-day conference features comprehensive courses that focus on craft and publishing, additionally, participants may sign up for one-on-one manuscript consultations with industry professionals. All courses are taught by accomplished authors with extensive teaching experience. Since space in most workshops is limited, interested participants are encouraged to register now.


Date Published: Friday, September 30, 2011
U.S. Department of Education Awards $10 Million to Miami Dade College to Support STEM Programs

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) announced the 2011 Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM awards, granting Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus $10 million dollars to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. Two separate grants were awarded.


Date Published: Friday, September 30, 2011
New College Board Report: Latino College Completion Rate at Only 19.2%, National at 41.1%

Despite an important demographic shift across the United States, a limited proportion of Latinos are earning college degrees. While Latino youth now represent the largest minority group in K-12 U.S. schools and are the fastest-growing segment of students, Latino college completion stands at just 19.2 percent – far below the national average of 41.1 percent.


Date Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011
MDC Tower Theater to Host Fellini Retrospective and Memorabilia Exhibition Sept. 30 – Oct. 16

The exhibition features posters, designs and notes – including restaurant napkins used by Fellini to scribble words and drawings.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
University of Miami Transfers Operations of Historic Koubek Center to Miami Dade College

University of Miami (UM) President Donna E. Shalala and Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón jointly announced the transfer of operations of the historic John J. Koubek Mansion and Gardens in the heart of Little Havana from UM to MDC today at a news conference held on the premises.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
MDC Professor Selected for Florida Campus Compact’s Statewide Award for Service Learning

A Miami Dade College (MDC) professor has been selected by a panel of service-learning practitioners as the winner of the 2011 Florida Campus Compact (FCC) Service-Learning Faculty Award in the state of Florida college sector. Miriam Del Campo, a 22-year biology professor from the Kendall Campus, believes that every student has the potential to learn and apply information to make a difference in society and has a role in the sustainability of life on Earth.


Date Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MDC North Campus President Dr. Jose A. Vicente Highlighted as White House "Champion of Change"

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus President Dr. Jose A. Vicente was recently honored as a White House “Champion of Change” for his role in the community as an education leader who is helping America rise to meet the challenges of the 21st century.


Date Published: Monday, September 26, 2011
MDC’s Tower Theater and The French Alliance in Miami Present Cinema Series

Miami Dade College (MDC) and The French Alliance in Miami have joined forces to present a French Film Series through December. Starting Sept. 27, a different French film will be showcased at either The French Alliance center, or the college’s historic Tower Theater, both located in the heart of Little Havana. All films will be presented in French with English subtitles.


Date Published: Friday, September 23, 2011
MDC Students’ and Instructor’s Film Project Earns International Acclaim

A group of Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus students and their professor are enjoying the success their film project, Play Dead, is receiving this year. Thanks to exposure at two film festivals earlier this year, their film project has been nominated for “Best Short” at the Nice Fantastic International Film Festival in Nice, France. The judging will take place Oct. 29-30 in France. The film will also be screened in March 2012, at Scotland’s Dead By Dawn International Film Festival, the most popular horror film festival in Europe.


Date Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Invest in Your Creative Spirit this Fall with Classes At Prometeo Theatre At Miami Dade College

Registration is still open.


Date Published: Monday, September 19, 2011
Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College Organizes 10-Mile Bike Ride through Downtown Miami and Miami Beach

Miami, September 19, 2011 – The Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College (MDC) has joined forces with Emerge and 350.org and has organized Moving Planet>RIDE ON!, a 10-mile bike ride through downtown Miami and Miami Beach on Saturday, September 24, to bring attention to Miami’s reliance on fossil fuels.


Date Published: Friday, September 16, 2011
MDC Professor Michael Hettich Wins National Poetry Competition

Professor Michael Hettich, who teaches creative writing at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus, recently won the prestigious 2011 Swan Scythe Press Poetry Chapbook Contest for his manuscript, The Measured Breathing.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Public Notice - Board Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Miami Dade College Named One of Ten College Finalists Nationwide in First-Ever $1 Million Aspen Prize Fund

Miami Dade College was named today as one of the ten finalist community colleges by the Aspen Institute’s Community College Excellence Program. Miami Dade now enters the last stage of the competition for the $1 million prize fund that will be awarded in December in Washington, D.C. to the first-ever national winner and up to three runners-up.


Date Published: Monday, September 12, 2011
Miami Dade College Receives $3 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Energy in Support of its Engineering and Nuclear Energy Programs

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned School of Engineering and Technology has been awarded $3,000,000 by the US Department of Energy (USDOE). MDC joins Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among other high profile research universities, in receiving this prestigious award.


Date Published: Friday, September 09, 2011
MDC North Campus Unveils World Trade Center Artifacts in Observance of 9/11

At an emotional ceremony held today at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, officials unveiled two World Trade Center artifacts donated by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, a decade after the 9/11 attacks. MDC is the only higher education institution in the State of Florida to receive artifacts from the World Trade Center.


Date Published: Friday, September 09, 2011
MDC’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives Teams up with Miami International Press Association to Host Panel on Argentina and Brazil

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives (CLACI) at Miami Dade College (MDC), in collaboration with the Miami International Press Association (MIPA), hosted a panel discussion today with international journalists and representatives from the local consular offices of Argentina and Brazil at the College’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011
Miami Dade College Launches Innovative Ranger Academy with Donation from the Florida Bay Stewardship Fund

Miami Dade College is adding a new career path for students at its renowned School of Justice – a training program for National Park Service rangers – with support from the Florida Bay Stewardship Fund of the South Florida National Parks Trust and its partner the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA).


Date Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011
The Center for Literature and Theater at MDC Announces 2011 Fall Creative Writing Courses

The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College (MDC), formerly known as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, has announced its new Fall Creative Writing Courses. Featuring a roster of talented authors as instructors, the courses run from Sept. 19 through Nov. 18. Which one is right for you?


Date Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011
MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute a Finalist for a 2011 Vision Award

The Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) building at Miami Dade College (MDC) opened just five months ago and is already generating praise for its innovative and state-of-the-art facilities. Most recently, the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council announced that MCI is a finalist for a 2011 Vision Award. Winners will be announced at a dinner and ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the new JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Tuesday, September 06, 2011
MDC Students Earn Prestigious Confucius Institute Scholarships to Study in China

Following a competition among college students across the globe, six Miami Dade College (MDC) students have been awarded a one-year Confucius Institute Scholarship from the Hanban/Confucius Institute headquartered in Xuzhou City to study in China. To compete for these prestigious scholarships, the six MDC students had to excel on the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (also known as the HSK), the Standard Chinese Language Proficiency Test. They prepared for the exam by completing two Chinese language courses taught by faculty from the Confucius Institute at MDC.


Date Published: Tuesday, September 06, 2011
MDC Campuses to Host Events in Remembrance of 9/11

A decade after the devastating attacks on September 11, 2001 the country prepares to once again remember the lives lost and the many heroes who saved others. In observance of this 10th anniversary, Miami Dade College (MDC) will present a series of events throughout its eight campuses.


Date Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011
Public Notice - Collective Bargaining Meeting (September 8, 2011)
Date Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute to Kick-Off the Culinarium Enthusiast Learning Series Sept. 13

Individuals who are passionate about the preparation and enjoyment of exceptional cuisine will have a chance to sink their teeth into some of the food industry’s best educational and entertaining demonstrations for culinary enthusiasts. Beginning next month, the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) will offer a few of the world’s best and most cutting-edge chefs, sommeliers and beverage producers to lead participatory classes as part of its Culinarium Enthusiast Learning Series. The classes will focus on several areas, including general culinary arts, baking and pastry making, wine, health and wellness, and sustainability. All classes will be held in the Institute’s state-of-the-art food and wine demonstration theater.


Date Published: Monday, August 29, 2011
MDC North Campus to Host International Young Medalist Performance as Part of the International Ballet Festival of Miami

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus’ Lehman Theater will host the International Young Medalist Performance, part of the renowned International Ballet Festival of Miami, at 8 p.m. Friday, September 9. This performance will take place in the newly renovated theater and is made possible through a longstanding partnership with the Miami Hispanic Ballet.


Date Published: Monday, August 29, 2011
Miami Dade College Brings Mona Lisa Unveiled to South Florida

Making its U.S. premiere, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Art Gallery System recently celebrated the opening of Mona Lisa Unveiled, an extraordinary exhibition inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic portrait, the Mona Lisa. The exhibition showcases various interpretations of the classic, created by artists around the world and dating from the 16th Century to modern day, at MDC’s own transcendent work of art, the Freedom Tower.


Date Published: Friday, August 26, 2011
Miami Dade College Eig-Watson School of Aviation Students Win GMAA Scholarships

Three students at the renowned Eig-Watson School of Aviation at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus recently won scholarships worth $6,000 each, awarded by the Greater Miami Aviation Association’s (GMAA) Batchelor Aviation Scholarship Fund.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Miami Dade College Announces its 2011-12 Art Gallery Season

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Art Gallery System (AGS) continues its mission of exploring the visual arts, offering a diverse program featuring hundreds of emerging and renowned artists from around the world, including pieces from the prestigious CINTAS Fellows Collection, which was recently entrusted to the College.


Date Published: Monday, August 22, 2011
MDC and St. Thomas University Enter into New Academic Partnership

Miami Dade College (MDC) and St. Thomas University have formally agreed to offer students studying supervision and management a smooth transition into a graduate-level program. This new cooperative agreement will help MDC students in its Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS-SM) Supervision and Management degree program enter St. Thomas University’s Master of Science in Management program through an automatic enrollment process, provided they meet admission criteria.


Date Published: Friday, August 19, 2011
MDC’s School of Education Director Invited to Serve on Two Distinct Important Educational Committees

Dr. Susan Neimand, director of the Miami Dade College (MDC) School of Education at the InterAmerican Campus (IAC), has accepted dual invitations to serve on distinct educational committees.


Date Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Public Notice - Miami Dade College Investment Advisory Committee Meeting
Date Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Graduates of MDC’s Innovative Electrical Power Technology Program Hired by FPL

With Florida’s unemployment rate well over ten percent, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Miami Dade College (MDC) provided bright futures for 22 students in the College’s Electrical Power Technology Program, who received diplomas and full-time jobs at a graduation ceremony held today at the College’s Homestead Campus.


Date Published: Monday, August 15, 2011
Global Scholars Return to Miami Dade College for Fulbright Gateway Orientation

For the eighth year, Miami Dade College (MDC) will welcome more than 150 students from more than 60 countries as part of the 2011 Fulbright Gateway Orientation. The participants, some of the brightest students worldwide, have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to work toward master’s and doctoral degrees at universities throughout the U.S.


Date Published: Friday, August 12, 2011
SAVE THE DATE! MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL 2011

The 28th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by The Center @ MDC, will take place November 13-20, 2011 at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., in downtown Miami. The always-popular Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, November 18-20, with more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere.


Date Published: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Governor Appoints Two New Trustees to Miami Dade College’s District Board

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently appointed two new trustees to Miami Dade College’s (MDC) District Board, Mariana “Marili” Cancio and Jose K. Fuentes.


Date Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Public Notice - Board Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Tuesday, August 09, 2011
MDC Virtual College Director Elected Chair of Florida Distance Learning Consortium

Ruth Ann Balla, executive director of the Virtual College at Miami Dade College (MDC) was recently elected chair of the Florida Distance Learning Consortium (FDLC).


Date Published: Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Miami Dade College Offers More Innovation and In-Demand Training this Fall

This fall term, Miami Dade College (MDC) will launch its new baccalaureate degree program in biological sciences, which will allow graduates to tap into the burgeoning demand for biological scientists with four-year degrees, projected to increase by 21 percent during the next decade. Students can choose from three concentrations: biotechnology, biopharmaceutical sciences, or science education. The program is housed at North Campus, but some classes will be available at other campuses.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
MDC is Number One in the Nation in Applications for City Year National Service Program

For 50 years, Miami Dade College (MDC) has maintained a solid reputation for community involvement and dedicated public service performed by its students, faculty and staff on behalf of thousands of citizens both locally and nationwide. It comes as no surprise that recently, nearly 100 MDC student leaders - the highest total out of 1,400 colleges, universities, and high schools nationwide - applied to serve with City Year, an organization created 20 years ago on the belief that young people in service can be a powerful resource for addressing our nation's most pressing issues.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
MDC Tower Theater Hosts Commercial Release of The Dancer and the Thief and the Italian Ex

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) historic Tower Theater on Calle Ocho will present the U.S. commercial release of two European films: Spanish director Fernando Truba’s The Dancer and the Thief (El baile de la Victoria), and the award-winning Ex, an Italian film by Fausto Brizzi.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
MDC North Campus Professor Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program

Dr. Myra M. Medina, a professor in the Department of ESL and Foreign Languages at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, will join the ranks of notable scholars and professionals in the U.S. recently selected for the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program.


Date Published: Monday, July 25, 2011
Miami Dade College’s Health Care Certificate Programs Lead to Jobs…Fast

To meet the growing demand for health care professionals, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Medical Center Campus is offering five short-term certificate programs in pharmacy technician, medical coder billing, massage therapy, phlebotomy, and medical assisting. These programs, which can be completed in just a few months, train students for health care careers for a fraction of the cost at a private college, or university.


Date Published: Monday, July 25, 2011
Miami Dade College is Recognized Again by The Chronicle of Higher Education with the "Great Colleges to Work For" Distinction, Making the Honor Roll Category

Miami Dade College (MDC) is once again one of the nation’s best colleges to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For the third year in a row, the major publication has announced that MDC has been selected for its Great Colleges to Work For program. The publication also placed MDC on its Honor Roll for being cited most often across all of the recognition categories. It is the second time in three years that MDC makes the Honor Roll. Nearly 44,000 college employees and more than 310 institutions nationwide participated in the application process.


Date Published: Friday, July 08, 2011
Miami Dade College Students Again Win Big at Phi Beta Lambda’s 2011 National Competition

Miami Dade College (MDC) students have earned an impressive track record in Phi Beta Lambda’s (PBL) state and national competitions over the years. This year, 28 MDC students from the Kendall, North and Wolfson campuses won several awards in various categories, placing them high above strong competitors from top U.S. colleges and universities at PBL’s 2011 National Competition and Leadership Conference held in Orlando last month.


Date Published: Monday, July 18, 2011
Miami Dade College’s Recipe for Success just got Stronger and Tastier with the Addition of a Renowned Chef at its Miami Culinary Institute

Miami Dade College (MDC) has developed a breakthrough recipe for culinary excellence with its new Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) that just got a whole lot stronger. Chef John Richards, the director of the college’s International Hospitality Center, has announced that world-renowned chef and founder of New World cuisine Norman Van Aken is the MCI’s new executive chef.


Date Published: Monday, July 18, 2011
Miami Dade College and the CINTAS Foundation Announce 2011 – 2012 Creative Writing Fellowship Competition

Miami Dade College (MDC) and the CINTAS Foundation and announce the start of the annual competition for the 2011 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing, administered by the Foundation and the CINTAS Fellowship Program at MDC. MDC will host a variety of events in October at its National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, which will showcase works by this year’s finalists in the three disciplines: music, visual art and creative writing.


Date Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011
Miami Dade College and Wheaton College Sign Articulation Agreement

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.


Date Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011
Organic Edible Garden Blooms at Miami Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute

The organic edible garden articulates MCI’s curriculum and entrepreneurial spirit through a strategically designed and executed ecosystem of sustainable plantings.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Miami International Film Festival, Produced and Presented by Miami Dade College, Announces Call for Entries for 2012 Edition

Organizers of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College, are now accepting official entries for the 29th edition of the beloved event. Considered the top venue in the U.S. for emerging Ibero-American cinema, the Festival seeks the latest works by debut, emerging and veteran filmmakers for various competition and non-competition categories and genres, including features, documentaries, shorts, experimental cinema and Florida-centric stories. The Festival, which runs March 2-11, 2012, will include a prestigious awards ceremony to celebrate all Festival winners.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Wolfson Family Donates more than $2 Million to MDC for Preservation and Digitization of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives

Moving the preservation of moving pictures significantly forward, the Wolfson family, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) biggest benefactor, has donated more than $2 million dollars to the college to expedite the digitization of the tapes and films contained in the renowned Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, which the family donated to the college in 2009. In 2012, the Archives will be housed at the state-of-the-art Student Support Center currently under construction at MDC’s Wolfson Campus.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
MDC Partners with Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau to Present Taxicab Training Program

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Center for Service Excellence (CSE), in partnership with and funded by Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), will once again bring the widely recognized “Miami Begins With Me” service initiative to the community. This latest version of the service initiative was designed by the CSE specifically for taxicab drivers and will be presented during a 3-hour customer service training on Thursday, July 14, at the offices of the Miami-Dade County Consumer Services Department in downtown Miami. Working media is invited to attend.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Miami Dade College and CINTAS Foundation Announce Start of 2011 – 2012 Music Fellowship Competition

Miami Dade College (MDC) and the CINTAS Foundation, the new home of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, announce the start of the annual competition for the 2011 Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition administered by the Foundation and the CINTAS Fellowship Program at MDC.


Date Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MDC School of Education Director Selected to the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices Implementation Committee

Miami Dade College (MDC) announces the selection of Dr. Susan Neimand, director of the School of Education at the InterAmerican Campus, to the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices Implementation Committee (FIC).


Date Published: Monday, July 11, 2011
CINTAS Foundation and Miami Dade College Announce Competition for 2011- 2012 Visual Arts Fellowship

Miami Dade College (MDC) and the CINTAS Foundation announce the start of the annual competition for the 2011 – 2012 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts, administered by the Foundation and the CINTAS Fellowship Program at MDC.


Date Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MDC Students among Winners in League for Innovation’s National Student Art Competition

Miami Dade College (MDC) art students are well-known for their impressive results in collegiate competitions nationwide. Recently, MDC students Lester Sanchez and Luis Castañeda were the winners in the 2010-2011 League for Innovation’s National Student Art Competition that was held at the North Campus earlier this summer.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011
MDC Teams with FPL and the Nuclear Energy Institute to Fill Gaps in Skilled, Qualified Workforce

Hoping to mitigate a shortage of numerous highly skilled positions in the energy industry the near future, Miami Dade College (MDC) will serve as an educational partner of Florida Power & Light (FPL) and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), in the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP). The goal of the partnership is to ensure a pipeline of well-educated and highly skilled nuclear professionals are trained and prepared for demanding careers in the nuclear industry.


Date Published: Thursday, July 07, 2011
MDC Students’ and Instructor’s Film Project Accepted at Canada’s Fantasia International Film Festival

A group of Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus students and their professor have a lot to celebrate these days. Their film project, Play Dead, was recently selected as one of the featured films at one of the industry’s most important events in the world, the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater to Screen Argentinean Film Anita

Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater continues its exclusive movie lineup with the North American theatrical premiere of Anita, a popular Argentinean film starring Academy Award-nominated actress Norma Aleandro, on Friday, July 8.


Date Published: Tuesday, July 05, 2011
MDC’s Prometeo Theatre Celebrates the XXVI International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami with a Series of Events

The XXVI International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami is back in town! Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Prometeo Theatre, a component of its acclaimed Florida Center for the Literary Arts, will once again shine the spotlight on its extraordinary students with several performances and events, which are parts the Festival.


Date Published: Monday, June 27, 2011
Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College to Host Summer Workshop for Talented Teen Writers

Talented teen writers throughout South Florida will have the chance to further develop their literary skills and talents this summer during a workshop sponsored by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC). Designed for accomplished student writers who will be enrolled in grades 9-12 this coming school year, the Summer Workshop for Talented Teen Writers will be held during four consecutive Saturday sessions beginning July 9, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and continuing on July 16, July 23 and July 30. All workshop sessions will be held at the MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Monday, June 27, 2011
Miami Dade College Pioneers Training Course to Save Police Officers’ Lives

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Medical Center Campus and the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) have joined forces to launch Surviving the Golden Hour, the country’s first medical training course designed to prevent further deaths among officers.


Date Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
MDC to Offer New Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences

Miami Dade College will soon offer a new Bachelor of Science with a major in Biological Sciences (B.S.-B.S.) to meet the local demand for trained professionals in the biological/life science industries in South Florida thanks to unanimous approval from the Florida Board of Education


Date Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Miami Dade College Offers New Priority Registration for Fall Term 2011

Miami Dade College (MDC) registration for the Fall 2011 semester will open to all on Saturday, June 25. This term, MDC is also launching a new Priority Registration initiative, which will allow targeted students to register as early as June 22.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Miami Dade College President, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, Elected to the Board of Directors of the Important Council on Foreign Relations

The Members of the Board of Directors of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) headquartered in New York have elected Miami Dade College (MDC) president, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, to join them on the Board. A member of CFR, Padrón enters the Board of Directors along with national luminaries that include former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, who were reelected. On the Board he joins former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright; former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibargüen; journalist and news executive Fareed Zakaria; International Rescue Committee president and former college president George Rupp; and others. The CFR Board includes top government officials, renowned scholars, business leaders, acclaimed journalists, prominent attorneys, and a host of distinguished nonprofit professionals. The Council Board consists of 35 Directors plus the U.S. President, ex officio.


Date Published: Monday, June 20, 2011
Cintas Foundation Entrusts Miami Dade College with Renowned Art Collection

At a signing ceremony today, Miami Dade College (MDC) formally welcomed the renowned Cintas Fellows Collection, the largest collection anywhere of Cuban art outside of Cuba. On an extended loan to MDC by the Cintas Foundation, the collection is comprised of nearly 300 pieces by artists of Cuban descent who have received prestigious Cintas Fellowships, awarded since 1963.


Date Published: Friday, June 17, 2011
Public Notice - Notice of Rule Changes-District Board of Trustees- Miami Dade College
Date Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Miami Dade College President to Receive the Greater Miami Chamber’s Sand in My Shoes Award in 2012

Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón will receive the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s (GMCC) highest individual honor, the 2012 Sand in My Shoes Award®, for making significant contributions to the South Florida region, demonstrating through his involvement, love and dedication to our community that it is the best possible place in which to live and work.


Date Published: Monday, June 13, 2011
MDC’s Florida Center for the Literary Arts Rolls Out Summer Creative Writing Courses

Summertime is sharpen-your-writing-skills time at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC). Starting on Tuesday, June 14, the FCLA will begin offering its six-week Summer Creative Writing Courses, available for all levels, from beginners to published authors.


Date Published: Friday, June 10, 2011
Miami Dade College Student Athletes Picked in 2011 MLB Draft

Continuing Miami Dade College’s rich legacy of producing some of baseball’s top players, five MDC student-athletes were selected during the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 08, 2011
MDC Student and Aspiring Artist Wins Logo Contest at Florida Collegiate Honors Council’s Annual Conference

Miami Dade College (MDC) student and aspiring visual artist Gian Lombardi beat out dozens of honors college students from throughout the state this past spring when he was named the winner of the Florida Collegiate Honors Council’s (FCHC) Logo Contest. FCHC’s Logo Contest was open to honors students from two-and four-year public and private Florida colleges and universities.


Date Published: Monday, June 20, 2011
Public Notice Notice Of Meeting District Board Of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Tuesday, June 07, 2011
MDC’s Acclaimed Teatro Prometeo to Hold Auditions for Professional Three-Year Program

Teatro Prometeo, the dramatic arts component of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College (MDC), will host auditions for its competitive Three-Year Professional Training Program in the Performing Arts on Thursday, June 16, by appointment only.


Date Published: Monday, June 06, 2011
Miami Dade College Named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) reputation for exemplary service-learning and civic engagement, both as an institution and for its individual faculty and student projects, has been recognized on the national level once again. This time, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently named MDC to its 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities whose work in the community has helped achieve meaningful results.


Date Published: Thursday, June 02, 2011
MDC’s Medical Center Campus and Peñalver Clinic Open New Dental Facility

Administrators from Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Medical Center Campus and the Peñalver Clinic recently commemorated the official opening of a new dental facility designed to provide low-cost dental services for underserved populations.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater Debuts New Latin American Films

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater continues its exclusive movie lineup with the U.S. premieres of two films – Of Love and Other Demons (Del amor y otros demonios) and Made Up Memories (Mentiras Piadosas) – based on written works by literary giants Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Julio Cortazar.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2011
MDC’s Acclaimed Teatro Prometeo Offers Children’s Spanish-language Theater Camp

The camp runs from June 13 – 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special performance on June 25.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
MDC Homestead Campus Offers New Accelerated A.A. Business Program

Get on the fast track and cross the finish line to success! Starting in the Fall 2011 term, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus will offer the Fast Track Associate in Arts in Business Administration, an intensive program for students who want to earn an associate degree in just one year (three semesters).


Date Published: Friday, May 27, 2011
MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute Presents Two Classes by Canyon Ranch Experts

The Enthusiast Series continues with two Lunch and Learn classes hosted by Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa


Date Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Miami Dade College’s Project V-Coach Earns Kudos from The League for Innovation

Every year The League for Innovation in the Community College honors outstanding programs within institutions as Innovations of the Year. Miami Dade College (MDC) was recently selected as a 2011 Innovation of the Year for its Virtual-Coach System (V-Coach), a real-time, high-impact retention tool targeting at-risk students.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
MDC's Hospitality Institute Hosts Community Job Readiness Training Program and Job Fair June 13 – 16
Date Published: Monday, May 23, 2011
Miami Dade College and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership Partner to Develop Young Hispanic Leaders

Harvard University, the nation’s oldest and most recognized higher education institution, and Miami Dade College (MDC), the nation’s largest and one of the most respected institutions of higher education, have created a partnership that will allow MDC students every year to attend the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) at Harvard. The LLI will take place from June 25 through July 3, 2011, at which time students will work with an intensive curriculum that will help them develop critical leadership skills, and will equip them with tools for success in academics and business. Several sessions will also provide students the opportunity to interact with major national leaders who will share their own personal stories and leadership trajectories. The ultimate goal is for MDC to implement an LLI in Florida with the participating students leading the process.


Date Published: Friday, May 20, 2011
PUBLIC NOTICE CANCELLATION OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MIAMI DADE COLLEGE
Date Published: Thursday, May 19, 2011
Miami Dade College and Municipalities of Cuba in Exile Announce Scholarships

Miami Dade College (MDC) and Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio (Municipalities of Cuba in Exile) officials announced today applications are being accepted for two $1,500 scholarships to be awarded by the organization. Municipios has provided scholarships to MDC students for several years.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
New Degree Program Gives MDC Student Chance to Rebuild His Life and Help the Community

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) bachelor degree programs have given many students the opportunity to extend their education beyond the two-year associates degree typically offered at community colleges. One such program to benefit several MDC students recently is the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Supervision and Management, one of the College’s newest degree programs through its renowned School of Business at the Kendall Campus that recently had its first graduates.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Florida Nurses Association Recognizes Veteran MDC Professor and the School of Nursing for Educational and Community Service Contributions

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) nursing program and its faculty are the latest to be recognized for excellence in education and service to the community. Recently, nursing professor Carol Petrozella, RN, PhD, won the Nurse of the Year Award, and MDC’s School of Nursing won the Community Service Award during the Florida Nurses Association’s (FNA) Region 6 Awards Luncheon held in April.


Date Published: Monday, May 09, 2011
MDC President to be Honored at Annual Celebration of The Education Fund

Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón will be honored at The Education Fund’s Annual Charity Auction “The Art of Found Objects” taking place place at The Moore Building in the Miami Design District, on May 20, at 7 p.m. The event will feature live music by the New World School of the Arts at MDC and an epicurean feast with local celebrity chefs, as well as bids on exclusive items and luxury vacation packages. Proceeds go toward supporting public school children in Miami-Dade County.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Public Notice - Board Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Monday, May 09, 2011
Miami Dade College Softball Wins Atlantic and State Championships

After three days of arduous competition, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Lady Sharks recently won the 2011 Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA) and will advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 Softball Tournament.


Date Published: Friday, May 06, 2011
Miami Dade College Awarded Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement

Miami Dade College (MDC) was recently awarded highest honors at Miami Today’s 12th Annual Gold Medal Awards. The awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have already received recognition over the past 12 months for their work and service in the Miami community. MDC has received this distinction several times in the past.


Date Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011
MDC Kendall Campus Music Teacher Spurs Young Students’ Success

Led by the talent and dedication of Professor Juan Carlos Vera, veteran guitar instructor at Miami Dade College’s School of Community Education at Kendall Campus, two of the college’s youngest student musicians have been invited twice to perform guitar solos with the South Florida Youth Symphony (SFYS). This year, he celebrates 21 years at MDC.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 04, 2011
MDC Offers Fun and Educational Summer Camps for Kids and Teens

Whether it is recording music, hitting a homerun, improving reading skills, or performing in a play, parents will find dozens of unique summer camps for children of all ages at Miami Dade College (MDC) campuses throughout the county.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Miami Dade College and the University of New Mexico Sign Articulation Agreement

Miami Dade College (MDC) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) recently forged an articulation agreement making it easier for MDC students to transfer to UNM’s Albuquerque, New Mexico campus, or complete bachelor and advanced degrees through distance education. The document was signed by MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón and UNM President David J. Schmidly.


Date Published: Monday, May 23, 2011
Public Notice - Special Board Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
MDC Art Students Among Finalists in National League for Innovation 25th Annual Competition

Several Miami Dade College (MDC) art students are celebrating much-deserved recognition from the respected League for Innovation for artwork that will be presented during the organization’s annual competition to be held at the college’s North Campus this summer.


Date Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
MDC Kendall Campus Student Named to 2011 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team

Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus student Diego Soto has been named a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. Soto was selected based on scores earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, for which more than 1,600 applications were received this year. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in stipends annually.


Date Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
MDC Wolfson Campus Student Receives Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s "Technology Student of the Year" Award

Miami Dade College (MDC) students are a huge part of why the college shines so brightly nationally. Whether bringing home top prizes in academic competitions or being top student-athletes, MDC students always lead by example.


Date Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Miami Dade College Receives Scholarship Funds from the Florence Bayuk Educational Trust

Sun Trust Bank Senior Vice President Steve Leth recently presented Miami Dade College (MDC) Board of Trustees with a check for more than $53,000 to establish a scholarship fund on behalf of the Florence Bayuk Education Trust.


Date Published: Monday, April 25, 2011
MDC President to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Rollins College Commencement May 8, Joining Elite Company that Includes U.S. Presidents and Members of Cabinet

Rollins President Dr. Lewis M. Duncan will present him with the honor after President Padrón delivers the institution’s commencement address.


Date Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Dreams Come True for Nearly 14,000 Miami Dade College Students April 29 and 30

They come from all over the world, from countries as close as Canada and Mexico and those as far away as Eritrea and Bangladesh, Moldova and Japan. Representing more than a hundred countries, nearly 14,000 Miami Dade College (MDC) students will take one step closer toward making their dreams come true when they receive college degrees at five commencement ceremonies April 29 and 30.


Date Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Miami Dade College Becomes a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Institution

Miami Dade College (MDC) invites students, faculty, staff and guests to live, learn and breathe as it institutes a new policy announced recently, all college facilities are now tobacco and smoke-free.


Date Published: Monday, April 18, 2011
U.S. Dignitaries and Civic Leaders are Keynote Speakers at Miami Dade College Commencement Ceremonies April 29 and 30

Excitement is building for nearly 14,000 Miami Dade College (MDC) graduates gearing up for their 2011 commencement ceremonies, which will be held Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Several renowned speakers will address graduates at several ceremonies but none more prominent than President Barack Obama, who will address West and North Campus graduates at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the James L. Knight International Center in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Monday, April 18, 2011
MDC North Campus Faculty Selected for USDA Fellowship Program

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus mathematics faculty member, Lourdes M. España, has been selected to participate in the 2011 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program offers faculty and staff from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) the opportunity to work collaboratively with USDA to gain insight and understanding of the federal government.


Date Published: Friday, April 15, 2011
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Taps Miami Dade College President to Serve on the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission

U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, has appointed Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón to the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission.


Date Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dedication Adds Up for Miami Dade College Math Club Students

Hard work pays off, as Miami Dade College (MDC) Wolfson Campus Math Club students recently won honors at the state-wide Math Olympics held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.


Date Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Miami Dade College Sets the Table for Food Culture Innovation

Miami Dade College (MDC) has developed a breakthrough recipe for culinary excellence in the 21st century with its Miami Culinary Institute (MCI). The opening today of MCI’s new, state-of-the-art building sets the table for food culture innovation with a slew of programs and activities that will please the palate whether one is a student, food enthusiast or culinary industry professional.


Date Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
MDC Student Scholars Maintain Success in National Collegiate Awards with 2011 All-USA Community College Academic Team Recognition

Once again, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) high achieving students are being acknowledged in national collegiate competitions for both their academic and leadership accomplishments. Most recently, MDC student Laura Loret de Mola was selected as a member of the 2011 All-USA Community College Academic Team. The InterAmerican Campus student is one of 20 students from more than 1,600 nominations who were selected for the prestigious honor.


Date Published: Thursday, April 07, 2011
Miami Dade College Commencement Ceremonies on April 29 & 30

Excitement is building for 14,000 Miami Dade College (MDC) graduates gearing up for their 2011 Commencement ceremonies, which will be held Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Several renowned speakers will address graduates at several ceremonies but none more prominent than President Barack Obama, who will address West and North Campus graduates at 5 p.m., Friday, April 29, at the James L. Knight International Center in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Thursday, April 07, 2011
MDC's Florida Center for the Literary Arts Delivers a Poem a Day, All Month Long

Read a poem a day and be inspired!


Date Published: Monday, April 04, 2011
MDC’s Tower Theater Presents Tribute to Legendary Actress Catherine Deneuve

Just as her latest project, the comedy Potiche, hits U.S. theaters, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater will host a month-long tribute to French actress Catherine Deneuve, April 8 through May 12.


Date Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Writers Institute at Miami Dade College Offers Classes for the Writer in Everyone

South Florida’s celebrated Writers Institute, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC), kicks-off on May 4 featuring four days of intensive workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plot and more!


Date Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Miami Dade College North Campus President Honored by South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The awards are presented to Hispanic leaders excelling in their respective fields.


Date Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Miami Dade College President Again Tapped to Chair Selection Panel for White House Fellows Program

Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón has been selected again by the White House to chair the selection panel for the Southeast Region of the U.S. for the prestigious White House Fellows program; the second consecutive year he’s been tapped for this important post. He will join 11 other corporate and community leaders to select candidates for the fellowship.


Date Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Public Notice - Notice of Meeting - Miami Dade College - Collective Bargaining Meeting (April 8, 2011)
Date Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
MDC InterAmerican Campus President Named to SACS Commission on Colleges

Another Miami Dade College (MDC) official has been tapped to represent the institution in a leadership capacity with a major organization. Dr. Gina Cortés-Suárez, president of MDC’s InterAmerican Campus, was recently selected as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Principles Review Committee.


Date Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Miami Dade College Students Win Phi Beta Lambda State Awards

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Phi Beta Lambda chapters, representing InterAmerican, Kendall, North, and Wolfson Campuses, won big again at the recent national organization’s 60th Annual State Leadership Conference held in Tampa. MDC competed with students representing 28 colleges and universities in the state, and earned various awards, from first to fifth place, across several categories. MDC’s PBL teams have been perennial winners in local and national competitions.


Date Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011
MDC’s School of Education Students Receive Top Honors from the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

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.


Date Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Haitian Women of Miami Honors MDC’s Professor Marie Etienne at its 18th Annual Spirit of Justice Gala

Throughout the entire month of March, women all over the country are honored for their achievements and contributions to society. And at Miami Dade College (MDC), there are several individuals deserving of such recognition. One of them is longtime community servant and MDC nursing professor Dr. Marie O. Etienne, who was honored recently for her professional accomplishments and commitment to helping others by the Haitian Women of Miami, Inc.


Date Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wheels to Independence Needed for Driven MDC Student

Luis Vazquez, 21, is popular on campus. A cool dresser, a big Heat fan and top student, he straddles the line between your typical college student and the non-traditional student who strives to overcome obstacles to succeed. Luis has muscular dystrophy and confined to a wheelchair, but it does not stop the Kendall Campus student from having a 4.0 GPA and dreaming of a bright future. That dream includes working for a major sports franchise as a computer technician and getting a van to get there.


Date Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
MDC North Campus Science Complex Receives Award of Merit from National Organization

The Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus Science Complex received the Award of Merit during the winter Florida Educational Facilities Planners’ Association (FEFPA) Conference Architectural Showcase. The Science Complex was the 2011 Architectural Showcase winner under the community college category.


Date Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Miami Dade College Will Grant Full Tuition Scholarships to Graduating Seniors in the Nation’s 4th Largest School District

For half a century, Miami Dade College (MDC) has been at the vanguard of providing access to quality higher education. Now, the nation’s largest institution of higher education has rolled-out a new, unprecedented scholarship that will dramatically expand college access for thousands of students annually. On March 23, MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, along with the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, principals from area public and private high schools, philanthropists and business leaders, announced the unprecedented American Dream Scholarship at the college’s Wolfson Campus.


Date Published: Monday, March 21, 2011
Music Icon Iggy Pop Joins 19th Annual Arts and Letters Day Event at MDC Kendall Campus April 5-6

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus will once again celebrate its talented faculty and students at Chaos, Conflict and Controversy, the campus’ 19th Annual Arts and Letters Day, being held April 5-6, 2011. This year, rock-and-roll icon Iggy Pop, known for his influential contributions to punk rock, hard rock, and other styles of rock music, will be the event’s keynote speaker. An edgy and intellectual figure, Pop will discuss his life and career with a question-and-answer period to follow. College officials don’t expect the music icon to dive off the stage and into the audience. Other activities during Arts and Letters Day will include a music business workshop, performances by musicians, dancers, and poets, author discussions, a story contest with kid judges, a fashion show, and much more.


Date Published: Monday, March 21, 2011
MDC Student Athletes Among Players Awarded with Prestigious 2011 Southern Conference Player of the Year Awards

In one of the country’s most prestigious athletic competitions, a Miami Dade College (MDC) student and member of the women’s basketball team, Ashley Wilkes, was named the 2011 Southern Conference Player of the Year. Additionally, she was named to the 2011 All-State/All-Regional Team, the 2011 First Team All Southern Conference, and is now a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) award candidate.


Date Published: Friday, March 18, 2011
MDC North Campus’ 2011 Festival of the Arts to Celebrate Multicultural Expression

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will present its 2011 Festival of the Arts, March 23 – 30, which celebrates arts and humanities featuring stellar work by MDC students, as well as major artists. The weeklong celebration boasts daily activities at the North Campus and at its Carrie P. Meek Center. All events are free and open to the public.


Date Published: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Miami Dade College Offers Summer Study Abroad Program in London

This summer, Miami Dade College (MDC) students will have the opportunity to explore London, one of the world’s greatest cultural, artistic and historic cities as part of a study abroad program during the Summer A term, from May 18 – 25.


Date Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
MDC Homestead Campus Dean Selected as 2011 Fulbright Scholar

Miami Dade College (MDC) Homestead Campus’ Dr. Jeffery A. Thomas, dean of academic and student affairs, has been selected for the 2011 Fulbright Scholar Award by the Russian Federation. He is one of only six community college administrators in the nation selected for the honor.


Date Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
MDC Wolfson Campus Dean Elected to American Conference of Academic Deans Board of Directors

Miami Dade College (MDC) Wolfson Campus Dean of Academic Affairs Thomas W. Meyer, Ph.D. was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD).


Date Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Miami Dade College President Padrón Endorses Release of Roadmap for Latinos to Make America World Leader in College Degrees

During a Capitol Hill panel discussion on the issue in Washington, D.C., Rep. Charles Gonzalez, Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley added their support for this initiative.


Date Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
United States President Barack Obama to Address Students at Miami Dade College’s North Campus Graduation on April 29

More than 3,000 Miami Dade College (MDC) graduates will hear from the 44th President of the United States of America at 7 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2011, at the James L. Knight International Center in downtown Miami, as President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address for the spring graduation ceremony of the North Campus. The Commander-in-Chief’s participation in an MDC commencement ceremony continues the college’s longstanding tradition of hosting world leaders, renowned speakers and top thinkers at graduation. He will speak at one of eight graduation ceremonies representing the college’s eight campuses that weekend.


Date Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
MDC Kendall Campus to Host Fourth Annual High School Piano Competition and Scholarship Audition March 25-26

Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus’ Music, Theater and Dance Department is seeking contestants from local high schools in grades 9 through 12 to participate in its Fourth Annual High School Piano Competition and Scholarship Audition.


Date Published: Monday, March 14, 2011
Public Notice - Notice of Meeting District Board of Trustees Miami Dade College

To further support a smoke-free campus, the Rule will be amended to expand tobacco smoking prohibitions to outdoor areas of the buildings owned and leased by the College. The amended Rule shall apply to employees, students, contractors, visitors and other individuals on campus.


Date Published: Friday, March 11, 2011
Public Notice - Notice of Meeting District Board of Trustees Miami Dade College

The Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. It will be held at the Wolfson Campus located at 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue in the James K. Batten Community Room (Room 2106).


Date Published: Friday, March 11, 2011
Miami Dade College Celebrates National Women’s History Month

This month, Miami Dade College (MDC) is hosting dozens of educational and cultural events throughout its eight campuses in celebration of national Women’s History Month. Free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted), these events are presented to bring awareness about women’s achievements and to inspire diverse communities to come together.


Date Published: Monday, March 07, 2011
Oscar Visits the Miami International Film Festival!

Award-winning Danish director Susanne Bier arrived at the MIFF red carpet for the screening of her film, In a Better World, with her Oscar in hand.


Date Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Public Notice-Cancellation of Regular Board Meeting of District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College
Date Published: Monday, March 07, 2011
Miami Dade College President, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, Elected Chair of the Prestigious American Council on Education

The membership of the prestigious American Council on Education (ACE) announced today the election of Miami Dade College (MDC) president, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, as chair of its Board of Directors.


Date Published: Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Five Miami Dade College Professors Earn National Recognition

Five Miami Dade College (MDC) professors have been selected to receive 2011 NISOD Excellence Awards. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) at The University of Texas at Austin is a consortium of more than 700 colleges and universities internationally, distinguishing faculty, staff, and administrators for outstanding contributions to teaching, leadership, and learning.


Date Published: Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Public Notice - Notice of Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Monday, February 28, 2011
Exciting New Study Abroad Program at Miami Dade College will Take Students to Spain and Morocco this Summer

From Castile to Casablanca, Miami Dade College (MDC) students will have the opportunity to explore Spain and its neighbor just across the narrow Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco, this summer during an exciting study abroad program June 20 – July 18, 2011.


Date Published: Monday, February 28, 2011
MDC and Miami Art Museum Form Collaboration to Bring More Meaningful Art Opportunities to Students

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus recently announced a partnership with the Miami Art Museum (MAM) to create a unique bridge between the world of academia and the arts. The initiative is made possible through a national grant from the MetLife Foundation’s Museum and Community Connections Program.


Date Published: Friday, February 25, 2011
Homestead Campus President to be Honored by Jewish Center for Commitment to Further Holocaust and Genocide Education

Miami Dade College (MDC) Homestead Campus President Dr. Jeanne Jacobs has received numerous awards during her career - including several from South Florida organizations over the years. Now, she is due to accept another honor from Temple Hatikvah Homestead Jewish Center during its gala reception on March 5, 2011 at its headquarters in South Miami-Dade.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
MDC’s Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center Offers Array of Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The Miami Dade College (MDC) Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center is offering an array of training and business resource programs for current and aspiring entrepreneurs during the spring and summer terms. Registration for the spring 2011 mini-term is underway and summer enrollment begins on March 7, 2011.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Miami Dade College Takes On National College Completion Challenge: A Call to Action

President Padrón and MDC Board of Trustees Chair Helen Aguirre Ferré recently signed a Statement of Commitment to join the national initiative. MDC administrators, faculty and staff take great pride in the confidence that has been expressed in the college’s work and mission.


Date Published: Monday, February 14, 2011
Dr. Barth A. Green Honored at MDC Homestead Campus’ Hero’s Day

In recognition of Haitian Hero’s Day and as part of Black History Month, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus recently honored Dr. Barth A. Green, co-founder of Project Medishare for Haiti, for his heroic efforts in response to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti last year.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
MDC Campuses Celebrates Black History with Free Community Events

Every year, Miami Dade College (MDC) recognizes Black History Month with an array of community and educational activities at each of its eight campuses. College administrators believe students, as well as the community at large, should be mindful of the contributions made by black Americans throughout this country’s history, both past and present. Below is a list of some Black History Month activities being held at MDC’s various campuses.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
MDC Kendall Campus Theater Presents Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

The On Stage concert series at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus presents Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a play by Bert Royal. Performances will run Thursday, Feb. 17, though Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kendall Campus’ Studio Theater. Admission is free.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
MDC Prometeo Theatre Announces Auditions for its Professional Training Program in Theatre Arts

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Prometeo Theatre, offering the country’s only institutional Spanish-language conservatory-style actor training program, will hold auditions for its competitive Three-Year Professional Actor Training Program on Wednesday, Feb. 16, by appointment only.


Date Published: Monday, February 07, 2011
Celebrated Spanish Director Fernando Trueba Makes Triumphant Miami Return with Opening Night Animated Latin Jazz Love Story Chico & Rita at 2011 Miami International Film Festival

After a 10-year absence, Oscar- and Goya Award-winning Spanish director Fernando Trueba returns to the Miami International Film Festival on Friday, March 4 to deliver the first Opening Night animated feature in Festival history: Chico & Rita.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Notice of Meeting - District Board of Trustees Miami Dade College
Date Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Hop to Miami Dade College’s Kendall, North or Wolfson Campus to Kick Off the Year of the Rabbit

Miami Dade College (MDC) will commemorate the Year of the Rabbit by hosting Chinese New Year Festivals at its Kendall, North and Wolfson campuses. Organized in part by MDC’s prestigious Confucius Institute, the festivals will feature acrobatics, live music, drumming, dance, film, and so much more!


Date Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation Honors Miami Dade College with CHEA Award

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recently announced the winners of its prestigious 2011 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. Miami Dade College (MDC) is among only four institutions selected nationwide.


Date Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Miami Dade College Presents the U.S. Commercial Release of Arráncame la vida (Tear This Heart Out)

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Tower Theater, located at 1508 S.W. Eight Street, will present the U.S. commercial release of the most expensive Mexican film made to date, Arráncame la vida (Tear This Heart Out), directed by Roberto Sneider. The film, in Spanish with English subtitles, will play through February 3.


Date Published: Friday, January 21, 2011
MDC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Offers Free Help to Low-Income Residents

Miami Dade College (MDC) is continuing its long-standing commitment to help low-income, elderly, and non-English-speaking residents complete their 2010 taxes with the “always free” Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).


Date Published: Monday, January 24, 2011
Public Notice - Notice of Meeting - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Monday, January 24, 2011
Public Notice of upcoming accreditation review visit by National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission
Date Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Official Lineup of 28th Annual Miami International Film Festival is Unveiled with Exclusive Premieres, Parties and Industry Presentations

Launching a new chapter with a new executive director, the official lineup of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), was announced today replete with Red Carpet Gusman Galas, Premieres, Competition Categories and Awards, REEL Education Seminars and other special presentations that make up the Festival’s showcase of more than 100 films from 40 countries during the 10-day event, which runs March 4-13, 2011.


Date Published: Friday, January 14, 2011
Citi Foundation Awards Miami Dade College Grant to Solidify Local Small Businesses

Miami Dade College (MDC) has been awarded a grant from Citi Foundation to continue and expand the Small Business Education Program at the college, a viable training project for small business owners and potential entrepreneurs.


Date Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Notice of Meeting - District Board of Trustees Miami Dade College
Date Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
MDC Announces the Winners of the 2011 Francisco Foundation Scholarships

The winners of the longstanding Francisco Foundation Scholarships at Miami Dade College were recognized at a brief awards ceremony January 11, 2011, at the Wolfson Campus.


Date Published: Monday, January 10, 2011
The Prometeo Theatre at Miami Dade College Offers Community Arts Classes for Adults and Children

Miami Dade College (MDC) is gearing up to train its next pool of professional actors, singers and dancers as its renowned Prometeo Theatre at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts raises its curtains for the Spring 2011 semester.


Date Published: Monday, January 10, 2011
The Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College Announces Spring Writing Courses

Make your dream of being a writer come true with help from the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College, now offering Spring 2011 Creative Writing Courses. The Center has been helping novice writers put words into action for nearly a decade, as well as been instrumental in the careers of local, published authors. FCLA Spring Courses are non-credit and begin the week of Monday, Feb. 7. Seating is limited, so please register early!


Date Published: Monday, January 10, 2011
MDC’s Meek Center Library Wins American Library Association Grant

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center Library recently won a national American Library Association (ALA) Great Stories CLUB grant to connect teens to reading in Liberty City.





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