Miami Dade College Launches Visual Design Contest for Black Male Initiative

Miami, July 25, 2016- Become a part of history at Miami Dade College (MDC) by creating the visual design for the college-wide Black Male Initiative (Black MI).  The entry deadline is July 29.

MDC’s Black Male Initiative was created to foster academic achievement, personal, and professional development, as well as provide holistic support for current and future Black male students who wish to obtain an education at MDC.  The goals are:

  • Foster Community
  • Champion Academic Success
  • Inspire and Cultivate Committed Leadership
  • Promote Development Through Mentoring

The winning visual designer will receive an iPad and will work with a professional graphic artist to ensure that the final design embodies the signs of excellence and changemaking that Black MI aims to achieve.  A virtual design is a graphic communication by a skillful combination of text and pictures to represent a brand and/or identity.

The winner of the visual design contest will be officially announced on Sept. 23.

For more information, contact Dr. Kathy Maalouf, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, 305-237-7440 or

About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information please visit