MDC’s Kendall Campus Unveils Renovated Learning Commons, Installs Time Capsule

Miami, Feb. 15, 2022 – Today Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus revealed the newly renovated Learning Commons, a 25,000 sq. ft. facility that will house a creative studio, a multidisciplinary study hall as well as student success and writing labs. The occasion was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided by MDC President Madeline Pumariega; Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Malou Harrison and MDC Kendall and Hialeah Campus President, Dr. Anthony Cruz with members of the College’s District Board of Trustees and the presidents of all MDC campuses in attendance.

During the event, the campus also dedicated a Seal of MDC that was placed at the entrance of the Learning Commons followed by the placement of a time capsule. The capsule included preserve objects and publications memorializing student and faculty accomplishments, including the investiture of MDC’s first female president. The capsule will also contain periodicals showcasing some of the most significant events of 2021 in the United States and abroad. It will be reopened on February 15, 2072.

“2021 was a year to remember and memorialize for future generations. From the world coping with the pandemic to remote learning, adapting to a new way of life, civil unrest in the United States, to the investiture of the first female President at Miami Dade College,” said Dr. Anthony Cruz, President of Hialeah and Kendall Campuses.  “Fifty years from now, a new generation will be able to learn and share information about these significant events.”

Located on a 185-acre tract of trees and lakes, MDC’s Kendall Campus opened its doors in 1967. It houses a wide variety of academic programs and specialized institutes. The Campus features 13 buildings equipped with the latest technologies, a wellness center, athletic fields, and an Olympic-sized pool; it is the home of MDC athletics. MDC Kendall offers a comprehensive range of learning opportunities and provides students with transfer programs designed to facilitate the move to four-year institutions, programs that enhance and modernize professional and technical skills, and preparatory programs for licensing or certification.

For more information, please contact Cristina Mateo, Sr. Director of Campus Administration at Kendall Campus, 305-237-2992,