Miami Dade College’s MDC-TV Wins Third Emmy®

Miami, Dec. 3, 2018 – For the third year in a row, MDC-TV, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed television station, has won a Suncoast Regional Emmy® Award, presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Science (NATAS).

In collaboration with MDC’s Office of Communications, MDC-TV’s Emmy®-winning team included producer Nastassia A. Alvarez, director Ariel Rubalcava, videographer/post production supervisor Maikel Garcia, videographer Daniel Rodriguez, and sound engineer Amed Torrecilla. They won for their second episode of Fashion Forward, “Sustainable Fashion” in the Informational/Instructional category.

Hosted by renowned Miami fashion designer Rene Ruiz, Fashion Forward is a cinematic documentary series that highlights the latest trends in fashion, the local industry, and the future through the common thread of MDC’s Miami Fashion Institute (MFI). The award-winning episode focused on current trends in sustainable fashion, as well as the UpCycle Project – a unique partnership that allowed MFI students to experience sustainable fashion firsthand, using recycled garments to create something new.

The Suncoast Chapter of NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to excellence in the television broadcasting industry. Thousands of television stations in states in the southeast and Puerto Rico compete every year for the prestigious Suncoast Emmy® Awards.

MDC-TV was also nominated in the “musical/composition/arrangement” category for Summer in the City, composed by professor Alberto Bade and performed by the MDC Symphony Orchestra.

MDC-TV broadcasts seven days a week in English, Spanish, Creole and French, reaching more than 1.3 million households in the region. Learn more about MDC-TV’s award-winning programming and content at