Millennia Atlantic University founded in 2005 in a modest strip mall ground-floor space where it held classes since 2007 has relocated to an impressive 11,000 sq. ft. facility, occupying three of four floors at 3801 NW 97 Ave. in Doral.
On July 27, MAU hosted current and future students, faculty members, business leaders, and city officials for a grand opening event including a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony. The building was dedicated to Julián Temístocles Maza Mérida, grandfather of MAU president Aristides Maza-Duerto, PhD. Following the presentation, guests were treated to a catered reception complete with a string quartet and tours of the campus given by the university president, students, and staff. City of Doral Councilmembers Luigi Boria and Pete Cabrera joined in the celebration.
“Millennia Atlantic University continues to grow,” said Maza Duerto. “This building serves as a long term commitment to the success of our students, and the Doral community. We now have one of the newest, most impressive educational facilities in Miami-Dade County.”
The new facility underwent an extensive eight-month interior renovation project, lead by Moss Architecture + Design Group, to meet LEED certification “green energy efficient” standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBG). In addition to these improvements other interior design aspects included:
• 12 classrooms, each equipped with Smartboard technology (eight more than the previous location);
• Free wireless internet access throughout the building;
• A more spacious library and student lounge with an outdoor terrace;
• Onsite parking and convenient charging stations throughout the corridors for electronic devices such as cell phones and laptop computers;
• Motion sensitive lighting, proprietary inoffice cooling units, and water conserving bathrooms to conserve energy.
During 2010, MAU was granted accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Schools and Colleges (ACICS) to award associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. In 2011 the university was authorized by the Federal government to offer financial aid Title IV funding to those who qualify and designated a member of Yellow Ribbon Program by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The University’s new facility adjoins the U.S. Southern Command.
MAU currently offers business management programs in administrative management, human resources, paralegal, health information, and more. The MBA Degree Program is also offered online.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and small classrooms provide an average of 12:1 student to faculty ratio. For more information about the University and new academic programs, visit www.maufl.edu or follow MAU on Twitter @MAU_FL.