The Honors College at Miami Dade College to Host Climate Change Colloquium Jan. 25

Miami, Jan. 22, 2018 – The acclaimed Honors College at Miami Dade College (MDC), in collaboration with the Earth Ethics Institute (EEI), will host Climate Change From Local to Global for Changemakers on Thursday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at MDC’s Kendall Campus. The panelists for the colloquium include City of South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, NBC6 chief meteorologist John Morales and Jody Finver, known across South Florida as “Solar Girl.”  The event is free and open to the public.

Rachel Collins, an Honors College student, curated this panel, to empower millennials who care about climate change issues in Miami.  Collins is a contestant for the Venture Scout Summit Award Project for her work, the highest award ranking for a Venture Scout, which is similar to an Eagle Scout.

Dubbed an “Ivy Stepladder” in TIME magazine, the Honors College is a unique college-wide initiative that is designed to meet the needs of a select group of high-achieving, academically talented students with demonstrated leadership abilities.  These students thrive from collaborations in an intensely focused, multi-dimensional learning environment in and out of the classroom.

Students join a distinguished tradition of excellence, with alumni excelling academically and beyond while serving communities locally, nationally, and internationally. Students have obtained degrees from Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mt. Holyoke, Georgetown, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and New York University, among other top institutions.

The Honors College at MDC is currently accepting applications for students. To learn more about the Honors College visit:

For more information about the colloquium, contact Karletty Medina, Director of Honors College- Kendall College, 305-237-2861,