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Lifelong philanthropist Joan Kennedy Stout and the Hugoton Foundation made a gift of $150,000 to the Benjamín León School of Nursing at Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus. The Hugoton Foundation has supported MDC since the 1980s. The foundation is committed to patient safety and efficiencies required for the delivery of high-quality nursing services.
MIAMI (Jan. 5, 2017) — FIU’s Department of Multicultural Programs and Services will honor Martin Luther King Jr., with a month-long celebration inspired by King’s lifelong dedication to equality and peace. One of the highlights will be the annual MLK Commemorative Breakfast, which will take place at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 in the Graham Center Ballrooms at FIU’s MMC, located at 11200 SW 8th St. in west Miami-Dade. Immediately after the breakfast, at 11 a.m., university and student leaders will unveil a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Bust on the lawn between the Graham Center and Green Library. Ysmelio Lopez, from Cimagos Nursery, donated the sculpture to FIU, along with a similar one that will be located at BBC.
FIU to celebrate the graduation of more than 4,900 in ceremonies Dec. 11 – 14.  MIAMI (December 12, 2016) – Tiffany Gomez, 27, and her twin sister Eileen begin their days in the kitchen of Vito’s Bakery in Virginia Gardens, preparing pastelitos, tostadas, and empanadas. Baking is in their blood; it is how they remember their father and continue his longstanding legacy. The twins’ mother passed away when they were four years old, and they were raised by their single father, Vito. When he was diagnosed with a terminal illness and passed away in 2014, the college students became bakers and business owners.
NSF grant to attract women, minority engineering and science professors to FIU.  MIAMI (Nov. 17, 2016) – FIU has been awarded a $3.2 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant aimed at developing strategies to increase the number of women and minority professors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social and behavioural sciences at the university.
Brother Tyneal Haywood, Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., was named Teacher of the Year for Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, Florida.
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