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Miami Dade College's Eduardo Padrón to join rare company in White House ceremony



Michael Jordan. Lorne Michaels. Diana Ross. Bruce Springsteen.

Eduardo Padrón.

Padron, the president of Miami Dade College, will join rare company today when President Obama presents him and other highly accomplished figures with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

"During his more than four decade career, President Padrón has been a national voice for access and inclusion," the White House said. "He has worked to ensure all students have access to high quality, affordable education. He has championed innovative teaching and learning strategies making MDC a national model of excellence."

The ceremony is at 2:55 p.m. and can be seen here.

The medal is given to individuals "who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavor."

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:58am]


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