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Brian Neal, director of instrumental studies and professor of trumpet instruction at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) music department at Kendall Campus is brimming with talent these days. Recently, Miami native and music wunderkind Brian Neal joined the college as director of instrumental studies, professor of trumpet instruction, and conductor of the campus’ Wind Symphony. Neal and his Wind Symphony student musicians will perform at a free concert on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the McCarthy Auditorium on the Kendall Campus. In addition to the Wind Symphony, Neal will be a featured soloist at the event along with MDC music department chairperson, Rodester Brandon.
ImageNearly a dozen community service agencies are expected to participate in a free resource fair for current and former military personnel serving in Iraq or Afghanistan and their family members, hosted by Miami Dade College (MDC) on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

ImageFlorida International University’s College of Law has partnered with two South Florida non-profit organizations to provide legal assistance to Haitians looking to file for temporary protected status (TPS).

Catholic Legal Services and the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center have organized clinics—and FIU has begun providing law students, faculty, staff and alumni--to help undocumented Haitians fill out the proper paperwork that would allow them to legally live and work in the United States on a temporary basis.

Within days of the creation of the American Red Cross LGBT Haiti Relief Fund, a Red Cross representative stated the fund has already raised more money than many of the huge corporate donors. This was accomplished by significant outreach efforts to the LGBT community via donors and activists along with a massive email campaign to the members of three LGBT cruise companies, Olivia, Atlantis and RSVP. Within a week, the community has raised over $150,000 for the fund.
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