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Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus to Open State-of-the-Art Center for Innovation, Learning and Simulation

Miami,- Miami Dade College (MDC) will open its brand-new Center for Innovation, Learning and Simulation, a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide students with the training needed to excel in today’s fast-changing health care industry.  The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, at the Medical Campus in the heart of Miami’s Health District.  

The center is sure to be a game-changer for the region, serving as an unparalleled training ground for health care professionals

Young Woman Achiever Scholarships Awarded by the Commission for Women

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women presented its fifth annual “Young Woman Achiever” scholarships to three outstanding graduates from the Young Women’s Preparatory Academy. The $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Melanie Cardenas, Emilia Mendez, and Aisha Tahir at the June 18 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. Cardenas will be attending Florida International University, Mendez will be attending the Honors College at Miami-Dade College, and Tahir will be attending New York University. Funding for the scholarships was generously donated by the following sponsors: County Commission Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson, Commissioner Jean Monestime, Commissioner Eileen Higgins, Commissioner Joe Martinez, and Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz.

County Commission Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson, Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, Commissioner Eileen Higgins, and Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., along with Commission for Women members, present the Young Women Achiever scholarship checks.  (Photo by Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County)

Miami Dade College’s Eduardo J. Padrón Campus to Launch Cutting-Edge Cloud Computing Center

Miami, – To address the ever-increasing demand for experienced cloud technology professionals, Miami Dade College (MDC) will open a state-of-the-art Cloud Computing Center at the Eduardo J. Padrón Campus.  As the only venue of its kind in Florida, the Center will allow technology leaders, industry experts and students to engage and learn about leading cloud platforms and receive industry certifications, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Generation and Microsoft.  The launch of the Center, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony, facility tour and demonstration activities, will take place on Thursday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. 

Dr. Malou C. Harrison

M-DCPS Honors Outstanding Principal, Assistant Principal of the Year

Miguel Veloso, who serves as principal of Miami Springs Adult Education Center, won top honors as the District’s Principal of the Year. Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) honored its finest principals and assistant principals at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Dade Association of School Administrators (DASA), recently at DoubleTree by Hilton.

Principal of the Year Miguel Veloso

MDC Opens Cloud Computing Center Only Venue of its Kind in Florida, Center Will Provide Degrees and Credentials in Enterprise Cloud Computing

MDC has opened a state-of-the-art Cloud Computing Center in order to address the ever-increasing demand for experienced cloud technology professionals. Located at the Eduardo J. Padrón Campus, the Center is the only venue of its kind in Florida. The Center will offer the only College Credit Certificate and Associate of Science degree in Enterprise Cloud Computing in Florida. In collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Generation and Microsoft, the Center will allow technology leaders and industry experts to engage with students to learn about leading cloud platforms and receive industry certifications.

University of Miami and Miami Dade College Enter into Articulation Agreement

MIAMI, – In a signing ceremony held today at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, the University of Miami and Miami Dade College (MDC) formally executed an articulation agreement that serves to provide guidelines and assist students in the transferability of coursework from MDC to majors within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami (UM). 

(l-r) Dr. Lenore Rodicio, MDC’s executive vice president and provost, and Dr. Jeffrey L. Duerk, UM’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, signed the 10-year agreement that serves to provide guidelines and assist students in the transferability of coursework from MDC to majors within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami (UM).

Over 13,000 MDC Students Will Graduate on May 4

With high hopes for bright personal and professional futures, more than 13,000 graduates from Miami Dade College’s eight campuses will make the momentous walk across the stage with diplomas and credentials in hand at five commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 4. MDC’s President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón will preside over his final commencement before stepping down as president in August, after 50 years at the College, nearly 25 as president. 

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