MIAMI, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Commissioner Rebeca Sosa and Rep. Erik Fresen visited and toured Dade Medical College's (DMC) Miami campus, and presented Dade Medical College President and CEO, Ernesto Perez, with a Proclamation.
As the Proclamation states, "Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Chairman Joe A. Martinez and the members of the Board of County Commissioners, on behalf of Miami-Dade County and this community" declared Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 as Dade Medical College Day.
"Dade Medical College plays an important role in our community by preparing students for meaningful careers in the medical field, which is a major - and growing - segment of our local economy," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. "We're proud to recognize their contributions to our community and wish them continued success."
It is with great honor that Perez – along with Raul Mendez, COO; Elizabeth Martinez, VP of Community and Governmental Relations; and Jorge Alvarez, VP of Community and Governmental Relations at DMC– accepted the framed Proclamation, in front of a class of Nursing students (which included Sosa's daughter, Veronica Sosa). Perez said, "We are very proud that Commissioner Sosa and Veronica chose to entrust Dade Medical College with Veronica's education."
The college's tireless work in the community and outcome-based educational model are two of the reasons DMC was chosen to receive this recognition. About being presented with the Proclamation, Perez also said, "This is a great honor and a testament to all the hard work Dade Medical College has been putting in. This proclamation belongs not only to our faculty and staff, but also to all of our students who – by way of their education – are contributing to the strengthening and rebuilding of our economy every day."
About Dade Medical College
With over 400 full-time employees staffing Dade Medical College's six Florida campuses and corporate office, the school features a fully-licensed and certified faculty whose commitment to excellence in education are unmatched by other area colleges and institutions. A majority of the faculty and administrative staff originates locally, with many having been educated at other prestigious local and national institutions. The college offers Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing and Associate of Science degrees in other programs such as radiology, diagnostic cardiac sonography, medical billing and coding and more. Classes start every four weeks. Online course offerings also available.
Dade Medical College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (Miami and Hollywood Campuses) and is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Dade Medical College has also been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Massage and is a member of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.
For more information, call (305) 644-1171 or visit www.DadeMedical.edu.
SOURCE Dade Medical College