2016
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.  

A panel of community leaders met and chose by consensus

the following alumni in established categories:

1/7

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)