Miami, July 25, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) has selected 14 faculty members to receive the College’s highest honor, the 2022 Endowed Teaching Chairs. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The Endowed Teaching Chair Program is a faculty honor and one of MDC’s most prestigious and valued traditions. Each year, top faculty are selected by their peers for this special award, demonstrating excellence in teaching and commitment to MDC’s mission.
To date, more than 300 MDC faculty members have been recognized since the Endowed Teaching Chair Program began in 1992. Endowed Teaching Chairs receive a stipend of $7,500 per year for three years to explore new teaching methods, develop projects and enhance their technological expertise. The program is generously funded by individuals, corporations and organizations through the ongoing work of MDC Foundation.
Meet the 2022 Endowed Teaching Chairs:
Murray Sisselman & Peter H. Clayton Endowed Teaching Chair
Rene Barrientos, Senior Associate Professor
Hank Meyers Endowed Teaching Chair
Kelly Kennedy, Professor
Arthur Hertz Endowed Teaching Chair
Sheryl Hartman, Professor
Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation Endowed Teaching Chair
Arlen Garcia, Professor
Charles A. and Carrie Mastronardi Endowed Teaching Chair
Jairo Ledesma, Assistant Professor
The Honorable Jack Gordon Endowed Teaching Chair
Trinidad Arguelles, Associate Professor
Louis Wolfson III Endowed Teaching Chair
Minca Davis Brantley, Professor
The SunTrust Bank Endowed Teaching Chair in Banking and Finance
Ana Corrales, Senior Associate Professor
John S. & James L. Knight Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair
Joshua Ellis, Senior Associate Professor
Janet Reno Endowed Teaching Chair in Criminal Justice
Samantha Carlo, Senior Associate Professor
Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair
Emily Sendin, Professor
The Dr. Robert H. McCabe Endowed Teaching Chair
John Frazier, Senior Associate Professor
Simon Bolivar Endowed Teaching Chair
Marisa N. Madison, Associate Professor
HCA Healthcare Corporation Endowed Teaching Chair
Takenya McDonald, Associate Professor
About the Miami Dade College Foundation
Founded in 1965, Miami Dade College Foundation raises essential private funds to support scholarships, academic programs and support services so MDC students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. MDC Foundation also supports world-class arts and cultural programming at MDC that enriches the community. In 2020-2021, MDC Foundation distributed $14.4 million to benefits the students and programs of MDC. Known as Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce. MDC is the nation’s most diverse institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 100,000 students and more than two million alumni. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees, and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. For more information visit mdcfoundation.com.
MDC Foundation contact: Oneisys Echenique, Assistant Director of Special Events, 305-237-7287, firstname.lastname@example.org.