The Honors College at MDC Expands to Homestead Campus with Inaugural Event and Tour Nov. 2

Miami, FL, Oct. 11, 2021 – The nationally acclaimed Honors College at Miami Dade College (MDC), which recently announced its expansion to the Homestead Campus, will host an inaugural breakfast and tour of the premises on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. This event is open to working media.

At the event, MDC President Madeline Pumariega, Homestead Campus President Dr. Oscar Loynaz, Wolfson Campus President Dr. Beatriz González, and Dr. Eric W. Hoffman, Dean of The Honors College will meet with representatives of area high schools to explain in detail the various opportunities awaiting students who join the renowned program. Elected and community leaders are also expected to attend.  

The Honors College will officially welcome its first class at Homestead Campus in fall 2022, making it the fifth MDC campus served by the renowned program along with Kendall, North, Wolfson and Padrón, a location where it offers a dual language (English/Spanish) modality.

Students admitted to The Honors College receive the prestigious Honors College Fellow Award, which provides free tuition and fees as well as a generous stipend for books and other expenses. The vast majority of graduates from The Honors College complete their degrees with little or no debt; and thanks to the stackable nature of the Program’s scholarships, a good number of students graduate with additional funds that can be used as they continue their educational journeys. Students are also availed with one-on-one advising and mentoring, elevated honors courses, enrichment colloquiums, protocol training, civic engagement activities, and travel opportunities to gain exposure to new ideas and cultures.

The Honors College is nationally celebrated and once tabbed by TIME magazine in a major article an “Ivy Stepladder.”

For more information, please contact Dr. Cynthia Okoe at 305-237-2861 or

WHAT:            The Honors College at MDC Homestead Inaugural Breakfast and Tour

WHEN:           Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

WHERE:         MDC Homestead Campus, Room F222, 500 College Terrace