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Four South Florida Jamaican Alumni form an unprecedented partnership for the 3-day True Blue Event, April 16-18th, 2010 The St. Andrew Old Girls' Association Florida Inc., The Convent of Mercy Academy "Alpha" Association, Inc., The St. George's College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc. and The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc have formed an unprecedented partnership to showcase the 3-day True Blue/Ziadie cup event April 16th -18th 2010. This joint effort, between these four organizations, is a first in South Florida amongst the Jamaican Alumni Association community.
Florida International University’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong celebration. In addition, the Frost Museum Exhibit will stage an exhibit inspired by King’s life and work.This year’s theme is ÃƒÆ’¢â‚¬Å“Martin Luther King, Jr.: Worlds Ahead”. The MLK Commemorative Celebration is one of the most anticipated annual FIU events, with more than 3,000 people participating during five days of events.
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) long-standing commitment to service and civic engagement has once again received national attention. This time, MDC has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. It is also a past recipient of this honor.
Miami Dade College Board of Trustees Chair Helen Aguirre Ferré and President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón presented the MDC Presidential Medal of Honor to former Secretary of State Madeline Albright during the Miami Leadership Roundtable breakfast at the Epic Hotel in downtown Miami February 23. MDC is also presenting Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, an exhibition of more than 200 of her famous brooches from her personal collection, many of which Secretary Albright wore to communicate a diplomatic message during her tenure.
Sandra Thompson - Ph.DSandra T. Thompson, Ph.D. will address students, faculty, staff, and alumni at Florida Memorial University’s 131st Annual Founders’ Day Convocation as the keynote speaker on March 18, 2010 at 10:30am. The ceremony will be held at the Susie C. Holley Religious Center on campus. As the keynote speaker addressing the theme “Writing Women Back into History,” Dr. Thompson will also receive the prestigious Speaker’s Award as the first woman to serve as interim president of the institution.
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