Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to Announce MDC Scholarship Fund Honoring College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

Miami, July 9, 2019 – City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and City Manager Dr. Emilio T. Gonzalez will formally announce the creation of a new scholarship fund for Miami Dade College (MDC) students in honor of outgoing MDC’s President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón.  The announcement and check presentation will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, July 19, at Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.  The event is open to the public and working media.

Part of the City of Miami’s Path to Prosperity Initiative, the completion scholarship fund will support students who are in their final year of pursuing their degree at MDC. Mayor Suarez first shared plans for the scholarship fund during the renaming ceremony of the InterAmerican Campus to the Eduardo J. Padrón Campus.  Dr. Padrón is stepping down in August after nearly 25 years as College President and 50 years of service to MDC.

About Miami Dade College Foundation
Founded in 1965, Miami Dade College Foundation raises essential private funds to support scholarships, academic programs and support services so MDC students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. MDC Foundation also supports world-class arts and cultural programming at MDC that enriches the community. In 2017-2018, MDC Foundation distributed nearly $9.5 million to benefit the students and programs of MDC. Known as Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce.  MDC is the nation’s largest, campus-based institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 165,000 students and more than two million alumni. 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.  Visit

WHAT:                        City of Miami Check Presentation

WHEN:                        Friday, July 19, at 2 p.m.

WHERE:                     MDC’s Wolfson Campus, Room 8106 | 300 N.E. Second Ave.

For more information, please contact Alyssa Zamora at 305-237-3331 or