Homestead Campus, the college’s most southern site in Miami-Dade County, celebrated the grand opening of its new Student Success Center, a 60,000 square foot, four-story multi-purpose building to better serve students. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on August 15, hosted by MDC President Madeline Pumariega, Provost Dr. Malou Harrison and MDC Homestead Campus President Dr. Oscar Loynaz, with city and county elected officials in attendance.
The new Student Success Center houses an array of services, including admissions and registration, financial aid, advisement, the Honors College and student services. The fourth floor is dedicated conference space with an accompanying art gallery to showcase student, faculty, and local artists exhibits. The third floor accommodates entrepreneurial programming for the small business community, with a specialized focus on entrepreneurship, economic and community development and the goal of enabling students to obtain workforce and business skills necessary to succeed in the job market.
Originally envisioned by the esteemed architectural firm Rodriguez & Quiroga and transformed by VIA Design Studio, the new Student Success Center is located at 301 Civic Court.
MDC Homestead Campus opened its doors in 1985 as the College’s fifth campus with 350 students, operating out of the First Baptist Church. Soon thereafter, a modern campus facility located in the historic business district of downtown Homestead had been built to serve South Dade’s ever-growing student population. Over the past decade, the campus has experienced remarkable growth, earning a reputation for excellence and innovation.