MDC celebrates 58 years of providing educational opportunity to more than two million students since first opening its doors on Sept. 6, 1960.
Miami, Aug. 29, 2018 – Miami Dade College (MDC) alumna, singer and 2017 semi-finalist on the hit television show America’s Got Talent Yoli Mayor will kick off the College’s third annual I AM MDC Day during a public ceremony at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami, Thursday, Sept. 6, at 11:30 a.m.
I AM MDC Day celebrates Miami Dade College’s tradition of providing opportunity, changing lives through education and elevating the entire community since first opening its doors on Sept. 6, 1960. The day of giving and school pride raises critical funds needed for scholarships and programs for students.
In addition to Yoli, the kick-off ceremony will also feature MDC’s globally renowned President, Medal of Freedom winner and alumnus Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón with notable alumni guests Alex De Armas of WSVN, Monique Madan of The Miami Herald, and model and social media influencer Rafael Behrends. There will also be a special check presentation by lead sponsor – McDonald’s South Florida Operators Association Scholarship Program. Across MDC’s eight campuses, celebrations will take place that afternoon, including a comedy show about the history of Miami featuring award-winning comedian and MDC professor Freddy Stebbins.
September 6 marks the first day of classes in 1960 where 1,428 eager students walked the hallways with very high hopes. Today, MDC is the largest and most diverse campus-based institution of higher education in the nation, with an enrollment of more than 165,000 students and more than two million alumni. Last year, government leaders officially proclaimed Sept. 6 as I AM MDC Day in the City of Miami and across Miami-Dade County.
I AM MDC Day encourages the community to show their MDC school pride by wearing blue on Sept. 6, posting to social media with the official hashtag #IAMMDC, and making a gift online at www.mdc.edu/iammdc to support students. MDC’s National Landmark Freedom Tower will be illuminated in MDC blue Thursday, Sept. 6, at sunset.
I AM MDC Day is organized by the Miami Dade College Foundation and is one of the largest college-wide fundraisers of the year. Last year, funds raised on I AM MDC Day provided scholarships and funded several important MDC programs.
For more information and to make an online gift, visit www.mdc.edu/iammdc.
MDC Foundation contact: Alyssa Zamora, MDC Foundation director of communications, 305-237-3331, email@example.com.