Miami Dade College Adult Education Students Featured in Essay Book

Miami, April 24, 2018 – School of Continuing Education and Professional Development students in the General Education Diploma (GED) and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programs at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus were recently selected for inclusion in the 2018 adult learner essay book, On Our Way, 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, Howard Camner, Janet Berger-Polsky, and Natasha Laria for working with our students to prepare their submissions and for their unwavering support and dedication.”

The students/essays are:

Title                                                                                          Author

The Turning Point in my Life                                                   Chelsy Betancourt

My Experience as a MDC Student                                           Anais Garcia

My Favorite Place                                                                       Ingrid Krilewski

My Goal                                                                                         Yohana Arronte

My Road to United States                                                         Ricardo Cordoba

My Story                                                                                       Hamelin Camilo

My Personal Story                                                                      Aracely Alfaro

What the American Dream Means to Me                              Giordano Reyes

What the American Dream Means to Me                              Amy Jarquin

My Experience in Adult Education                                         Xiomara Alvarez

Someone I Admire                                                                     Rubi Mendez

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 renowned School of Continuing Education & Professional Development (CEPD) at Miami Dade College, the largest and always considered 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, please contact Karina Pavone, 305-237-6030,