MDC to Host Third Annual College Signing Day in Celebration with Early College Week

Miami, April 16, 2018 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will host the third annual Reach Higher-College Signing Day at MDC’s North Campus on Wednesday, April 25, at 10 a.m.  This year, the event is being celebrated during the national Early College High School Week in an effort to broadly promote higher education and cultivate a college-bound culture in the community.  This year’s keynote speaker will be Basit Hasan, arena manager for the Miami Heat.

College Signing Day is an initiative inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to inspire every student in America to enroll in college and complete their education beyond high school.  It is a collaborative community celebration and recognition of the high school graduating class of 2018, especially students that have made the important decision to enroll and pursue their dreams at MDC.

“MDC prides itself in serving as an educational beacon in our community, ensuring all students have access to a quality, higher education,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, president of North and InterAmerican Campuses.  “This event recognizes our youth’s decision to attain a higher education by matriculating at the College as they pursue their educational and career dreams and aspirations.”

Students and educators from throughout Miami-Dade County will attend the event to secure admission and enrollment into MDC.  Seniors will stand before teachers, friends, and the community to announce their commitment to attend college and share stories about their upcoming academic pathways. Other students, some as young as middle school age, will explore the countless possibilities available through dual enrollment opportunities.  All participants will be encouraged to immerse themselves in an interactive display of academic disciplines that offer students a panoramic view of real-world career opportunities available upon earning degrees from MDC. The event will serve to motivate all students with a clear school-to- college-to career pathway to reach their full potential.

MDC aims to promote higher learning and encourage students to commit to college prior to graduating from high school. College Signing Day offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the student community, highlight student leaders, and inspire more young people to take the first steps on their journey to higher education.

For more information, contact Shantelle Maxwell at 305-237-1149.