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Two scholarships are being offered to students in South Florida and in Jamaica, by the Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida (JEPA), as part of its annual scholarship award program.

Applications are now being accepted by the Association. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2010.

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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.

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