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THE REPORTER Reporter Alumna Lands Internship At Bloomberg

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Metromorphosis Gets New Literary Advisor Wolfson Campus English professor Ariel Gonzalez will serve as the new faculty advisor to Metromorphosis, the literary arts magazine at Wolfson Campus, for the 2019-20 school year. Metromorphosis, which publishes annually, features a widerange of creative works from Wolfson Campus GONZALEZ students such as poetry, prose and artwork. “If you want to express yourself, this is the place for you,” Gonzalez said. “[It provides] an insight into how writing works.” Gonzalez, who has worked at the College since 2007, will oversee the publication and serve as a mentor to student writers. He has published over 200 essays and book reviews in the Miami Herald, The Washington Post, HuffPost and Poder magazine, and interviewed novelists for Topical Currents, a now-defunct WLRN call-in program. —Danelis Olivera-Herrera

Military Scholarship Available To Students The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is currently available to students whose parent or guardian has died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks. Applicants must have been younger than 24, or enrolled in a postsecondary institution at the time of their parent or guardian’s death. They must also fill out a Federal Application for Federal Student Aid form. They are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Awards vary based on financial need. For more information, contact your respective campus’ financial aid office, or visit: t y p e s /g r a n t s - s c h o l a r s h i p s / iraq-afghanistan-service —Patrick C. Gross

For more information, contact: Ariel Gonzalez T(305) 237-3641

Wolfson Campus Graduate Receives Hidden Hero Award


Rebecca Diaz, an alumna of The Honors College at Wolfson Campus, was one of five Andrew Goodman Foundation Ambassadors to receive the 2019 Hidden Hero award. Diaz, 20, was selected for the award based on her ongoing service with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and her efforts to ensure voting

rights in her local community. In September of 2018, Diaz and several student representatives from Miami Dade College obtained early voting sites at North and Kendall Campus, paving the way for more than 11,000 people to vote at these locations. “Winning this award validated the efforts that I’ve made toward my community,” Diaz said. “It represented how much Miami Dade College helped me grow.” Diaz received the award during the National Civic Leadership Training Summit at Montclair State University on July 22. She will attend the University of Florida in the fall in pursuit of a double bachelor’s degree in English and sociology. —Roxy Garcia

Reporter EIC Selected For The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2019 Fall Reporting Workshop


Scholarship Available For Families Of 9/11 Victims The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund is providing financial assistance to children and dependents of those killed or permanently injured as a result of the 9/11 attacks. Eligible applicants include dependent children, spouses or domestic partners of victims, such as airplane passengers, World Trade Center and Pentagon workers and visitors, emergency medical and law enforcement personnel. The need-based scholarship is available to students born prior to Sept. 30, 2008, and must be enrolled in a post-secondary program prior or upon turning 24. Recipients may receive funds for up to four consecutive years, varying on total funding available. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at

Maria Elena Vizcaíno, who served as editor-in-chief of The Reporter during the 201617 school year, has landed a reporting internship at Bloomberg, a national business publication. Vizcaíno, 22, will begin the 12-week paid internship on Sept. 3. She will cover Latin American economies in their New York bureau. “I think learning how Bloomberg covers markets and other aspects of foreign economies will be transferable skills for other opportunities that may arise afterwards,” Vizcaíno said. During Vizcaíno’s time as editor-in-chief at The Reporter, she won first-place for inVIZCAÍNO depth reporting at the Florida College System Activities Association for a story centered around a student who was killed by her father in a murder-suicide. Vizcaíno served as a breaking news intern at The Dallas Morning News this summer, and has previously interned at the Orlando Sentinel. She served as the director of enterprise of The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper at The University of Chapel Hill at North Carolina, before graduating in May with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. —Alexa Hernández

Design Thinking Workshop At The Idea Center The Idea Center, 315 N.E. 2nd Ave., will present a five-session cognitive workshop entitled Designing for Change: Aiming for Sustainable Communities starting on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in building 8, fifth floor. There will be additional sessions on Oct. 12 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Oct. 19 and 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop, led by Venture Hive director Megan Conyers, will teach participants to idenLOGO COURTESY OF THE IDEA CENTER tify challenges and craft solutions using design thinking methodology in order to create meaningful products. Tickets are available for $300 at: Miami Dade College students and faculty are encouraged to contact Miriam Kohel, academic coordinator at The Idea Center, at (305) 2377868 or at mkohelze@mdc.eduto to receive a discounted rate on tickets. —Adriana Dos Santos

For more information, contact: The Idea Center T(305) 237-7890

Reporter Staff Writer Lands Position At América TeVé

Perez-Moreno said. Perez-Moreno, 19, is a Wolfson Campus student in The Honors College studying journalism. In addition to serving as editor-in-chief, she serves as briefing editor and social media director for The Reporter.

The United States Census Bureau is currently recruiting individuals for multiple positions that center around collecting demographic information in their designated areas. Some of the available positions include: recruiting assistant, office operations supervisor, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18, be willing to work flexible hours and have access to a car and computer. They are accepting applications on a rolling basis at: https://recruitment.2020census. g o v/a t s /c a r e e r s i t e /c e n s u s . aspx?site=1&c=census

Valentina Gonzalez, who served as Wolfson Campus bureau chief of The Reporter for the 2018-19 school year, has landed a part-time position with América TeVé, a Hispanic television station. Gonzalez, 21, began working for the station’s archives desk in July. She pitches, assigns and edits multimedia content. Gonzalez served as a news assignment intern at the station for the past six months, where she pitched and wrote stories. “Coming from Colombia, I wanted to work for a Hispanic TV station,” Gonzalez said. “Thanks to my effort and work at [The Reporter], I was able to get GONZALEZ this opportunity.” As Wolfson Campus Bureau Chief, Gonzalez oversaw The Reporter’s distribution schedule at the campus. She also served as a columnist and staff writer for the paper. She is expected to graduate from Miami Dade College in December with an associate in art’s degree in mass communications.

—Alina Halley

—Camille Fontix

—Adriana Dos Santos


Heidi Perez-Moreno, who currently serves as editor-inchief of The Reporter, has been selected to participate in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2019 Fall Reporting Workshop. The two-day workshop will take place in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 17-18. Student journalists, selected from a national pool, will learn how to cover higher education and navigate public records alongside mentors at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Last year’s inaugural class included 12 students. “I’m excited to work with other students and learn from journalists with so much experience in higher education,”

—Alina Halley

U.S. Census Bureau Recruiting Census Takers




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