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Joe E. Martinez
On November 16, 2010, Joe A. Martinez was elected by his colleagues to serve for two years as Chairman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. The term begins on January 1, 2011. As Chairman, Martinez will preside over the meetings of the Board of County Commissioners, Miami-Dade’s legislative branch. Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson will be the Vice-Chairwoman.

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) women’s volleyball team
Securing an undefeated record is a challenge in any sport, but Miami Dade College’s (MDC) women’s volleyball team has captured the most coveted spot in collegiate sports. The Lady Sharks volleyball team is currently number one in the U.S., and has maintained that spot for five consecutive weeks thanks to an undefeated record. Presently, the Lady Sharks are 33-0, and have remained undefeated in both the final (13-0) and regional (19-0) conferences.

Dr. Henry Lewis III
The Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees has selected Henry Lewis III, Pharm.D. to serve as Florida Memorial University’s new president. The announcement was made during an afternoon meeting attended by nearly 300 faculty, staff and students anticipating an introduction of the new president-elect by Charles W. George, chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Former Jamaica Prime Minister P. J. Patterson is adamant that history should not be repeated in Haiti in the post Jan. 12 earthquake era.
Delivering the 12th annual Eric Williams Lecture on Haiti’s reconstruction last month, Patterson, the Caribbean community’s special representative on Haiti’s reconstruction, told the audience at Florida International University’s south campus that prescriptions for reconstruction should not be imposed on Haiti, but that the Haitian people should chart their own destiny.