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Miami Dade College and Pan Am Signed Agreement Monday to Train Next Generation of Aviation Professionals

As part of a unique partnership, students enrolled in certain aviation courses offered by MDC will receive supplemental training provided by Pan Am International Flight Academy, including the establishment of a Pan Am Career Pilot Academy at Miami Executive Airport to conduct a professional flight training program for MDC students.  Qualified students may also pursue job opportunities to become flight instructors for the Pan Am Career Pilot Academy while they complete their degree program at MDC. Pan Am will also offer additional training courses at other Pan Am facilities, that seek to provide a greater value to students’ career paths. 

(l-r) Dr. Lenore P. Rodicio, Miami Dade College (MDC) Executive Vice President & Provost, and Mark Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pan Am International Flight Academy, signed an agreement Monday morning launching a partnership to create solid career paths for aviation students that will lead them to success in the dynamic aviation industry. The agreement addresses the critical shortage of commercial pilots expected within the next two decades, by training the future generation of top aviation professionals.

FIU Female Engineering Graduates Break Barriers, Change Lives

MIAMI – FIU will hold 10 commencement ceremonies from April 28, 2019 – May 1, 2019 to celebrate the achievements of more than 5,000 students who are earning degrees this spring. For the first time ever, FIU is recognizing nine Worlds Ahead female graduates in engineering that are at the cutting edge of their fields.

FIU Law Receives $124,850 Grant to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession

Florida International University College of Law has been awarded a $124,850 grant by the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence to launch a new pre-law initiative, the Path to the Legal Profession (“FIU Law Path”).   The two-year grant supports the FIU Law Path program, whose primary objective is to facilitate the increased enrollment of South Floridian low income, first generation, minority, and other traditionally underrepresented groups into law school as well as to further the development of skills necessary for a successful law school experience once matriculated.

More Than 13,000 MDC Students Will Graduate at Five Commencement Ceremonies May 4

Miami,– With high hopes for bright personal and professional futures, more than 13,000 graduates from Miami Dade College’s (MDC) 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.   

Benedict College Receives ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation

Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA -- The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that Benedict College in South Carolina is a recipient of the 2019 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. Presented at ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting, the award will be accepted by President Roslyn Clark Artis on behalf of Benedict College. The University of South Florida (USF) is the only other recipient of this award.

Miami Dade College Honors College Dean Selected as Aspen Presidential Fellow

Miami, – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Honors College Dean Dr. Pascale Charlot has been selected by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to join the 2019-2020 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a leadership program aimed at preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success, both in college and in the labor market.

When the Impossible Becomes Possible

Today Precious Oden is a culinary student at MDC pursuing her dream of becoming a chef and restaurant owner. But as a former foster youth, Precious wasn’t sure how her dream would become a reality.

Student Precious Oden at MDC Wolfson Campus
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