Stories written by Tere Estorino

Arturo O’Farrill headlining MDC’s Jazz Under the Stars on Nov. 18

This year’s Jazz Under the Stars concert, presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus and MDC Live Arts, will heat up South Florida with Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Hosted by CBS 4 anchor and MDC alumna Marybel Rodriguez, the concert will begin at 7 […]

Miami Dade College admits its 2 millionth student

Miami Dade College (MDC), the higher education institution with the nation’s largest undergraduate enrollment of more than 175,000 students, recently admitted its 2 millionth student. Tatyana Rivera, a 2013 Coral Reef Senior High School graduate and new MDC American Dream Scholar, became the 2 millionth student to attend MDC in a community with 2.5 million […]

Miami Dade College admits its 2 millionth student

Miami Dade College admits its 2 millionth student

Miami Dade College (MDC), the higher education institution with the nation’s largest undergraduate enrollment of more than 175,000 students, recently admitted its 2 millionth student. Tatyana Rivera, a 2013 Coral Reef Senior High School graduate and new MDC American Dream Scholar, became the 2 millionth student to attend MDC in a community with 2.5 million […]

Miami-Dade College seeking alumni for ongoing ‘I am MDC’ ad campaign

Miami Dade College (MDC) is searching for more alumni to feature in its alumni advertising campaign, “I Am MDC.” Over the years, this important campaign has been instrumental in highlighting successful MDC alumni through daily ads in local newspapers and on college marketing materials. Beginning in 1998, the “I Am MDC” campaign has featured more […]

Very popular S. Florida History class returns to MDC in January

The very popular Miami and South Florida History (AMH 2079) class at Miami Dade College (MDC) is available once again for history buffs on Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 10 through April 25, 2013 at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Notable historian and MDC faculty member Dr. Paul George will teach the class, which will […]

Arellano Construction Co. donates $1 million to Miami Dade College

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  A local construction company is not only building but raising the bar when it comes to the support of higher education in South Florida. Arellano Construction Company has announced a $1 million gift to Miami Dade College (MDC) for student scholarships and programs. A special check presentation took place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, during […]

Registration underway for MDC’s spring 2013 term

Registration for Miami Dade College’s (MDC) 2013 spring semester has begun, and students are encouraged to register early in order to get the courses and schedules they need to graduate. Classes are expected to fill quickly, and there will be no late registration once classes start on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. With more than 300 […]

Jean Marc Calvet selected official MIFF poster artist

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College, has selected internationally renowned, French-born, Nicaragua-based artist Jean Marc Calvet as the poster artist for its 30th edition, which will run Mar. 1-10, 2013. Calvet was the subject of director Dominic Allan’s documentary, Calvet, a hit at MIFF 2012 where it screened […]

High school students participating in Future Banker’s Training Program

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This summer, 20 students from Booker T. Washington and Coral Gables high schools are participating in Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Future Banker’s Training Program, where they will learn about careers in the financial services industry. The program, administered by MDC’s School of Business and the Center for Financial Training, and funded by the South Florida […]

MDC Wolfson Campus showcases interactive sculpture, Original Sin

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Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus, known for its impressive sculpture collection, currently is exhibiting a public work by acclaimed Italian artist Camilla Ancilotto titled Original Sin. On loan from the Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, it is a vibrant and whimsical work that touches upon the foundations of art history and allows viewers to interact with […]

Miami Culinary Institute opens Tuyo restaurant on its rooftop

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By Tere Estorino…. Since its opening last spring, the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) has made an immediate impact on the community and beyond with a cornucopia of programs and activities that please the palate whether one is a student, food enthusiast or culinary industry professional. Now, the Institute turns up […]

Miami Dade College welcomes visit by Bill and Melinda Gates

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By Tere Estorino…. Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, visited Miami Dade College (MDC) on Nov. 10. MDC, the nation’s largest campus-based institution of higher education and one of the most respected, was one of four cadres of community colleges that received a planning grant from the Bill and […]

Miami Dade College bans smoking at all facilities

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By Tere Estorino…. Miami Dade College (MDC) invites students, faculty, staff and guests to live, learn and breathe as it institutes a recently announced new policy that all college facilities are now tobacco and smoke free. “It is a matter of improving our college community’s health,” said Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of MDC. “We […]

Wheels to independence needed for MDC student

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By Tere Estorino…. Luis Vazquez, a top student at Miami Dade College, dreams of a career as a computer technician for a major sports franchise. Surprisingly, it is a van that could bring this young man closer to his dream. Vazquez, 21, straddles the line between a typical college student and the non-traditional student who […]