Stories written by Roxana Romero

Visually impaired MDC alumnus presents first photo exhibition

Visually impaired MDC alumnus presents first photo exhibition

When Milton Young first enrolled in Miami Dade C o l l e g e ’ s Introduction to Photography class, he never thought he would have a one-man show displaying his creations. But once he got his bearings around the Olympus camera he was assigned, there was no stopping him, and now through May […]

MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute gets donation for scholarships, programs

MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute gets donation for scholarships, programs

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) showcased its award-winning recipe for success during the recent Simply Italian: Great Wines Americas Tour 2014, coordinated by International Event and Exhibition Management (IEEM). Organizers also presented a donation to Dr. José A. Vicente, Wolfson Campus president, which will be offered as scholarships for MCI students, who […]

MDC Homestead to host series titled Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

Beginning in January, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus Library will host a five-part lecture series titled Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys. The project’s mission is to familiarize the public with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The theme Pathways of Faith will […]

Miami Dade College to host series of Affordable Care Act workshops

Miami Dade College (MDC) is hosting a series of Enroll America health insurance workshops to provide information and assistance to students and the community regarding the Affordable Care Act. Florida’s insurance marketplace is offering new health plans for individuals without insurance that cover the basics — doctor visits, hospital stays, preventive care, prescriptions, and more. […]

MDC to host open house events during October

MDC to host open house events during October

The community is invited to learn all about the hundreds of educational and career training opportunities available at Miami Dade College (MDC) during the College’s Open House events, which will take place at seven of MDC’s campuses and its outreach center from Oct. 19 to 26. The Medical Campus’ Open House will take place Jan. […]

MDC student becomes winner of year’s Francisco Scholarship

MDC student becomes winner of year’s Francisco Scholarship

Samuel Karkassoni Barros’ life may sound similar to that of other college students. He works full time and goes to school full time. That’s where the likeness ends. Karkassoni Barros has been living on his own with his twin brother since they were 17 years old. Yet, despite the challenges he has faced, he persevered […]

MDC’s School for Advanced Studies again named among best in nation

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) dualenrollment high school, School for Advanced Studies (SAS), is among the nation’s best public high schools, according to Newsweek. The highly respected magazine’s 2013 Best High School list ranked SAS No. 6 in the nation, and No. 2 in Florida, compared with 2,000 other public high schools across the country. SAS […]

MDC Kendall Campus softball coach named Coach of Year

MDC Kendall Campus softball coach named Coach of Year

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) softball head coach Gina De Aguero hit one out of the park for the team, clinching the 2013 Southern Conference Coach of the Year Award. The Miami native, now in her second year as MDC’s softball coach, steered the Lady Sharks to first place at the Southern Conference Championship. Coaching for […]

Miami Dade College recognized for its commitment to diversity

Miami Dade College recognized for its commitment to diversity

Miami Dade College (MDC) is no stranger to prestigious honors. It is ranked among the top colleges in the U.S., with a commitment to quality, diversity, innovation and best practices. The latest honor comes from American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) which conferred upon MDC its Advancing Diversity Award for its significant contributions — over […]

Miami Dade College’s Math Club takes top honors in competition

Miami Dade College’s Math Club takes top honors in competition

The numbers aligned for a group of Miami Dade College (MDC) students recently. Members of the Math Club from Kendall and North campuses grabbed five out of seven places in the 2013 Math Olympics competition in Jacksonville. North Campus’ mathematics major Yang Li defeated his opponents to clinch first place in the individual competition. Having […]

Civic Chorale to host musical tribute to men and women in uniform, Apr. 21

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) The Civic Chorale of Greater Miami will present Voices for Veterans on Sunday, Apr. 21, 4 p.m., at the South Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay. The concert will feature the Civic Chorale, under the artistic direction of Kenneth Boos, and the MDC Wind Symphony directed […]

MDC celebrates Miami’s culture during Arts and Letters event

MDC celebrates Miami’s culture during Arts and Letters eventa

Art comes in many forms: performing arts, visual arts, music, and literature, among other genres. This year Miami Dade College (MDC) commemorates Miami’s unique artistic flair with the 21st anniversary of Arts and Letters, continuing through Apr. 10, at its Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104 St. This 10-day affair includes poetry readings, photography exhibits, arts […]