Miami Dade College Adult Education Students Featured in Essay Book Going Places

Miami, May 12, 2016 – English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and General Education Diploma (GED) students of the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development at the Miami Dade College (MDC) InterAmerican Campus were selected for inclusion in the 2016 adult learner essay book Going Places, published by the Florida Literacy Coalition.

“We are so proud of our students for this amazing accomplishment,” said Karina Pavone, Continuing Education Department Chairperson.  “We are also proud of our instructors, Rebeca Prado and Anthony Piazza for working with our students to prepare their submissions and for their unwavering dedication.”


Title                                                                Author

Be Happy                                                        Nancy Martinez

My Favorite Place                                         Nuria Rivera

My Favorite Place                                         Ping Jiang

My Life vs. My Son’s Life                            Roberto Ron

An Encounter that Changed My Life          Roberto De Leon

A Bridge from Miami to Cuba                      Henry Lopez

How to Fly                                                      Katelyn Cruz

Broken Pictures                                             Lourdez Velazquez


The Adult Education program at MDC provides English language skills, adult basic education, and GED preparation that adults need to further their education at the post-secondary level, obtain employment, play positive roles in the education of their children, and become involved community members. The program is student-centered with classes designed to maximize access through excellence in teaching, individualized student success plans, access to technology, and flexibility of locations and schedules. Adult Education is part of the School of Continuing Education & Professional Development (CEPD) at MDC, recognized as the largest and one of the best colleges in the country.

The Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) promotes, supports and advocates for the effective delivery of quality adult and family literacy services in the state of Florida. As a statewide umbrella literacy organization and the host of Florida’s State Literacy Resource Center, FLC provides a range of services to support more than 300 adult education, literacy and family literacy providers throughout Florida. Special emphasis is placed on assisting community based literacy organizations with their training and program development needs.

For more information, contact Karina Pavone, 305-237-6030,