Volume 4, Number 1 - August 26, 2013

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Miami Dade College Inducts 2013 Hall of Fame Class

By Iliana Torres
iliana.torres002@mymdc.net

Nineteen Miami Dade College alumni were recognized for their achievements in their respective industries by being inducted into the Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame on June 6 at the J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami.

This year's inductees are:

Architecture- Agustin J. Barrera; Vice President of AECOM

Banking- Jorge J. González ; President and CEO of City National Bank

Education- José L. Dotres; Assistant Superintendent, Office of Human Capital Management of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Engineering- Pedro Modia; Director of Transmission Services and Planning, of Florida Power and Light Company

Entrepreneurship- Christopher G. Korge; Chairman, NewsLink Group LLC , Partner, Korge & Korge

Health Care- Albert R. Maury; President and CEO of Leon Medical Centers Health Plans

Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism- José Tomás; Former Chief People Officer and President of Latin America and the Caribbean Burger King Corporation

Journalism-Broadcasting- Sandra Peebles; News Anchor/Reporter for Univision 23

Journalism- Print- Jay Ducassi; Metro Editor for The Miami Herald

Law- Richard Patiño; CEO of The Patiño Law Firm

Marketing- Lourdes M. Cuzán; Managing Director, International Marketing at Fowler Rodriguez

Medicine- Isaac Bassan, M.D; Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist and Weight Loss Specialist at Bassan & Bloom M.D.s P.L.

NonProfit Sector- Marisel Losa; President CEO of Health Council of South Florida

Nursing- Linda J. Timmons, R.N., CNOR; Nurse Manager of Surgery of Baptist Hospital of Miami

Public Safety- Police- Manuel Orosa; Chief Police at Miami Police Department

Public Service-Hiram Ruiz; Statewide Director of Refugee Services at Florida Department of Children and Families

Sports- Michael J. Piazza; Former Major League Baseball Catcher for Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres and The Oakland Athletics

Urban Development- Guillermo Fernández; President and Co- Owner of Link Construction Group Inc

Visual Arts- César Santos; Artist


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