Along with my late husband, the Reverend Theodore R. Gibson, and the late Colonel Mitchell Wolfson, I have spent a lifetime advocating for the value of education. Those early efforts led to the creation of Miami Dade College. I know of no greater resource for developing a pathway to meaningful work and contributions to the greater good. In this regard, I would ask the members of our community to consider the extraordinary value that MDC brings to all our lives. So many have benefited from studying at MDC, and certainly all of us know someone who has found an opportunity to learn and grow that would not have been there without this college.
MDC is known as Democracy’s College for a reason. Our community and the college deserve the privilege that democracy bestows on each one of us, to decide the important questions of the day. There is no more important question before us than ensuring the right to a college education today.
We are fortunate to have this open door institution in our midst, and just as fortunate to have a leader in Dr. Eduardo Padrón who speaks for the God-given potential in each human being. Such a noble stand deserves our support.
Thelma Gibson, Miami