Alumni Newsletter

October 2016

Portrait photo of Darrell Roberts

Alumnus Empowers Youth to Soar High

Darrell Roberts often considers his days growing up in Liberty City and his accomplished career in aviation. Perhaps that is why despite 40 years of service with the Federal Aviation Administration, he feels his outreach to youth is his greatest accomplishment. "I call our youth the future of today, and I know that if we can reach them, they can attain the same things I have and even more."
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Students in science lab

STEM Education at MDC On the Rise

According to the US Department of Labor, 80% of the most desired job candidates have degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As the largest institution of higher education in the country, Miami Dade College is at the forefront of STEM education. MDC spurs student interest and bolsters support for these academic disciplines by ensuring that all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities and experiences in STEM-related subjects- both inside and outside of the classroom.
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A New Tradition Has Been Born! I AM MDC Day

On Tuesday, September 6, we celebrated our first I AM MDC Day. Guided by our principles to inspire connection, pride, and generosity, I AM MDC Day commemorated the 56 years of success and transformational impact MDC has had on the lives of students, alumni, South Florida, and beyond. Thousands of participants, who engaged with us across the eight campuses or online during the 24-hour giving event, collectively raised $67,326 for student scholarships.
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