Miami Dade College President to Receive City of Miami’s Julia Tuttle Award March 24

Miami, March 16, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) President Madeline Pumariega will be honored with City of Miami’s Julia Tuttle Award at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at Miami City Hall. The award recognizes outstanding women leaders and is named after Miami’s beloved founder, Julia Tuttle, known as the “Mother of Miami.”

Breaking through barriers and making history, President Pumariega is the first female president to lead MDC. Her passion for innovation in higher education was born out of her own experiences, first as a student athlete and then as a longtime administrator at MDC. Prior to her appointment as president, she was executive vice president and provost at Tallahassee Community College. She also served as the first female and Hispanic Chancellor of the Florida College System, and was president of Take Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit focused on breaking the poverty cycle through education. View President Pumariega’s complete bio here.

The Julia Tuttle Award was established by the City of Miami Commission on the Status of Women Board after the Julia Tuttle statue was unveiled in 2011. Past recipients include Dr. Aileen M Marty, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindigall, and Dr. Dorothy Jenkins-Fields.

WHAT:     MDC President Madeline Pumariega to Receive Julia Tuttle Award

WHEN:     Thursday, March 24, 8 a.m.

WHERE:   Miami City Hall, Manager’s Terrace

3500 Pan American Dr.