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FPL Pledges Nearly $1 Million to MDC to Support Black Students in Tech

Miami, FL– Miami Dade College (MDC) and longtime collaborator and supporter Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced an $800,000 investment in scholarships for Black students to facilitate the completion of baccalaureate degrees in the technology field. The funds from FPL will be used to cover tuition, fees, books and transportation costs for eligible Black students facing a financial need over the next 4 years. This support will allow students to focus on their education, accelerating completion and entry into the tech workforce. Additionally, the Miami Dade College Foundation will create an endowed fund to allow for the sustainability of the program, providing scholarships in perpetuity. This development comes as Tech Equity Miami is officially launched to celebrate a $100 million investment in tech in Miami and with MDC as the educational partner.

MDC Provost Malou Harrison Selected for Prestigious ACE Fellowship

Miami, Florida– Miami Dade College (MDC) Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Malou C. Harrison has been selected as one of 46 emerging college and university leaders nationwide for the ACE Fellows Program, a customized learning experience that enables participants to immerse themselves in the study and practice of leadership. Participants experience the culture, policies, and decision-making processes of another institution and bring those practices back to their home campus.

President Biden Announces Appointments to Board of Advisors on HBCUs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden has announced his intent to appoint qualified and diverse leaders to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The President’s Board will advance the goal of the HBCU Initiative, established by the Carter Administration, to increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education to its students and continue serving as engines of opportunity.

Janeen Uzzell, Chief Executive Officer at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) (Photo via NSBE)

CTO Scholarship Foundation to Fund Studies in Cybersecurity and Data Science

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The tourism industry has become a target for hackers and cybercriminals due to the large and valuable quantities of customer data gathered by tourism companies, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), making it essential for those in the sector to protect themselves and their customers against cyberattacks.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Resources for HBCUs that Have Recently Experienced Bomb Threats

In the last three months, more than one-third of our country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have received bomb threats. While, thankfully, no explosive devices were found on any of these campuses, significant and lasting damage has been done by threatening the safety and security of the students, faculty, and staff at these institutions. As a result of these threats, learning has been disrupted, critical resources have been diverted to emergency response, and there has been an increased burden on already overwhelmed campus mental health systems. HBCU students – already experiencing negative impacts from the pandemic such as lingering effects of illness, trauma, and basic needs insecurities – are now experiencing additional stress and anxiety because of these bomb threats that can negatively affect their academic success.

Vice President Harris during Wednesday's HBCU and public safety announcement.
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