Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Alumni Hall of Fame

On February 11, 2017, Miami-Dade County Public Schools welcomed seven new members to its Alumni Hall of Fame. Hundreds of South Florida leaders joined in celebrating these great Miamians during the second annual "For the Love of Learning" gala benefiting the Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. The seven were inducted earlier that evening in a more intimate ceremony. We hope you enjoy this tribute to them.  

2016

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Ivan Yaeger Inventor/ Entrepreneur, and Philantrhopist Miami Central Senior High School (Class of 1984)

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Michael Spring Director, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Miami Edison Senior High School (Class of 1970)

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Nilo Cruz,Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright (the first Latino so honored) Miami Senior High School (Class of 1978)

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Ivan Yaeger Inventor/ Entrepreneur, and Philantrhopist Miami Central Senior High School (Class of 1984)

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A panel of community leaders met and chose by consensus

the following alumni in established categories:

M-DCPS Alumni Hall of Fame 2016
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Medallions

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Inductee Nilo Cruz receives his medal from Supt. Alberto Carvalho as School Board Chair Larry Feldman and School Board Member Mari Tere Rojas look on

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School Board Chair Larry Feldman, School Board Member Mari Tere Rojas, inductee Nilo Cruz, Supt. Alberto Carvalho, emcee Joe Oglesby

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Nilo Cruz and Supt. Alberto Carvalho

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M-DCPS Alumni Hall of Fame 2016

Supt. Alberto Carvalho and inductee Alina Falcón

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M-DCPS Alumni Hall of Fame 2016

School Board Chair Larry Feldman, School Board Member Mari Tere Rojas, inductee Alina Falcón, Supt. Alberto Carvalho, emcee Joe Oglesby

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Supt. Alberto Carvalho and inductee Michael Spring

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M-DCPS Alumni Hall of Fame 2016

School Board Chair Larry Feldman, Board Member Mari Tere Rojas, inductee Michael Spring, Supt. Alberto Carvalho, emcee Joe Oglesby

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Inductee Ivan Yaeger and Supt. Alberto Carvalho

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We thank the 2016 Hall of Fame judges for their

diligent deliberations and wise choices

                       Dr. Eldredge “Biff” Bermingham, Chief Science Officer                     Dr. Dorothy J. Fields, Historian/Founder
                    Miami Sciene Museum                                                             Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex

 

                       Ms. Marialaura Leslie, Chief of Strategic Initiatives                            Dr. Tina Menendez, Vice President, Education
                   Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs                         HistoryMiami

                       Mr. Joe Oglesby                                                                                                  Mr. Jose Sotolongo, Executive Director

                      Subscriptions for Success                                                                        Miami-Dade Sports Commission

                                     Mr. William D. Talbert III, President & CEO                                             
                                  Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau                                          

 

Nilo Cruz

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright

Miami Senior High (Class of 1978)

Shenandoah Junior High

Melrose Elementary

 

Alina Falcon

Executive Vice-President

FIFA World Cup Programming

 

   Miami Killian Senior High (Class of 1979)
Richmond Heights Junior High

Southside Elementary

 

Michael Spring

Director, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Miami Edison High 

(Class of 1970)

Little River Elementary

 

Ivan Yaeger

Inventor/Entrepreneur/Philanthropist

 

Miami Central Senior High (Class of 1984)

Miami Shores Elementary

Larry Little

Pro Football Great

Booker T. Washington High School (Class of 1964)

Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary 

Phillis Wheatley Elementary 

 

Singular Achievement

Arva Moore Parks

Historian/Author/Preservationist

 

Miami Edison High (Class of 1956)

Riverside Elementary

 

Garth Reeves, Sr.

Newspaper Publisher/Civil Rights Leader

 

Booker T. Washington High (Class of 1936)