MDC President Madeline Pumariega and Daughter to be Honored at Take a Walk in Her Shoes April 26

Miami, April 25, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) President Madeline Pumariega and her daughter, Alyssa, will be honored at the annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes luncheon to empower residents to overcome homelessness and achieve long-term self-sufficiency. The event will take place at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at The Oasis in Wynwood.

Breaking through barriers and making history, President Pumariega is the first female president to lead MDC. Her passion for innovation in higher education was born out of her own experiences, first as a student athlete and then as a longtime administrator at MDC. Prior to her appointment as president, she was executive vice president and provost at Tallahassee Community College. She also served as the first female and Hispanic Chancellor of the Florida College System, and was president of Take Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit focused on breaking the poverty cycle through education. View President Pumariega’s complete bio here.

Take a Walk in Her Shoes is an annual fashion-forward luncheon, sponsored by Chapman Partnership, that brings together women dedicated to empowering other women and children experiencing homelessness.  The luncheon will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of this year’s honorees, South Florida women who have demonstrated philanthropic leadership and commitment to the community. For more information, visit

Chapman Partnership manages two Homeless Assistance Centers located in Miami and Homestead. Its residents work together with case managers to create a comprehensive personalized plan, guiding residents throughout their journey to overcome homelessness and achieve long-term self-suffiency.

WHAT:           MDC President and Daughter to be Honored at Take a Walk in Her Shoes

WHEN:           Tuesday, April 26, 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:         The Oasis, 2335 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33127