Miami Dade College to Host Events as Official Educational Partner of Fleet Week Miami

Miami, May 2, 2024 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will serve as the official educational partner of Fleet Week Miami, May 5 – 12, at Port of Miami for the first time in 35 years. MDC will host various events and activities featuring top Navy leaders, including a cooking competition, supply chain panel and esports tournament at MDC Wolfson Campus in the heart of downtown Miami. Working media is welcome.

“We are so proud to welcome U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard leadership to MDC for the inaugural Fleet Week Miami,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “This is a wonderful opportunity to forge partnerships that will benefit our students and showcase some of the College’s most renowned tech, culinary and business programs and state-of-the-art facilities, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, supply chain management and gaming.”

Fleet Week Miami events at MDC:
Supply Chain Fireside Chat
Wednesday, May 8, at 9 a.m.
MDC Wolfson Campus, Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd floor)
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
Speaker: U.S. Marine Corp. Col. Douglas R. Burke, Director of Logistics, U.S. Southern Command
Students, faculty and industry professionals will delve into military perspectives on supply chain industry trends, data analytics and related issues.
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Esports Tournament: U.S. Navy/Marines vs. MDC Sharks
Thursday, May 9, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 8
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
Special guest: U.S. Navy Commander Dominique A. Jackson, Outreach and Diversity Deputy Director, Navy Recruiting Command
A friendly tournament and opportunity for high school and college students to learn about programs offered by the U.S. Navy.

Mystery Basket Challenge
Saturday, May 11, 4 – 7 p.m.  
MDC Wolfson Campus, Tuyo (Building 9)
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
Judges: Miami Dolphins Chef Cale Fopma, Rear Adm. David Patchell and Chef Paul Galadza
Seven teams, including one comprised of Miami Culinary Institute students, will participate in an exciting cooking competition.