MDC adviser honored for college literary magazine work


Professor Emily Sendin of Miami Dade College’s Padrón Campus received the College Media Association’s Distinguished Adviser Award for her work with the Urbana Literary and Arts Magazine.

Professor Emily Sendin of Miami Dade College’s Padrón Campus was named a recipient of the College Media Association’s 2020 Distinguished Adviser Award.

The College Media Association is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to serving collegiate advisers. The Distinguished Adviser Award recognizes a professional who has advised students for more than five years.

Sendin is the lead faculty adviser for Urbana Literary and Arts Magazine, which is produced by Padrón Campus students. Founded in 2007, the magazine promotes the students’ artistic and creative work.

Palmer Trinity’s new building

Palmer Trinity School’s faculty and staff recently hosted a virtual groundbreaking of the school’s new Student Life Wing.

Head of School Patrick Roberts, the Rev. Mary Ellen Cassini, and School Board Chairman Hugo Mantilla led the event.

The Student Life Wing will house the admissions and counseling offices, Diversity Equity and Inclusion spaces, a Global Citizenship area, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and the Student Activities and Academic Dean offices.

The building will also include additional classrooms and gathering spaces to promote collaboration among students, faculty, and staff.

Westminster earns Microsoft accolade

Westminster Christian School was recently named a 2020-21 Microsoft Showcase School, making this the fourth consecutive year that the school has received this honor.

Microsoft Showcase Schools are schools that exemplify the best of teaching and learning and are considered innovators and leaders in technology. Westminster Christian School is one of only 39 schools in the nation to receive the recognition.

“I would like to thank my team Kurt Fedee, Mike Balboa, Kevin Lopez, Vincent Sanchez, Arlene Castellanos, and Linda Walker for their leadership and tireless efforts in setting us apart as pioneers in education,” said Omar Valerio, Westminster’s chief technology officer and information technology director.

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