Text: H.Res.1571 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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H. Res. 1571

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                    September 14, 2010.
Whereas Miami Dade College opened its doors in 1960 as an institute of higher 
        learning for the residents of Miami-Dade County, Florida;
Whereas the College became the first integrated junior college in the State of 
        Florida, leading the way for other institutions to adopt policies of 
        offering a higher education to persons of all races and ethnicities;
Whereas the College has the most diverse student populations in the United 
        States with students from 178 countries, speaking 86 languages;
Whereas the College has one of the largest enrollments of all colleges and 
        universities in the United States;
Whereas the College offers more than 300 major areas of study, providing 
        educational and workforce opportunities for students seeking associate 
        and bachelor's degrees, as well as short-term certifications in critical 
        areas of study;
Whereas the College provides an affordable, comprehensive higher education to 
        individuals of all incomes and backgrounds;
Whereas 55 percent of students attending the College receive Pell Grants;
Whereas 52 percent of students are the first in their families to attend 
Whereas the College ranks first in the United States in the amount of Pell Grant 
        funds awarded to public colleges and universities;
Whereas the College is one of only 40 community colleges nationwide to be named 
        to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll;
Whereas the College is a leader in cultural programming;
Whereas the College's Miami International Book Fair is the largest literary 
        event in the United States;
Whereas the College's Miami International Film Festival is world renowned;
Whereas the College is the home of the National Historic landmark Freedom Tower;
Whereas the College adheres to its guiding principle to change lives through the 
        opportunity of education; and
Whereas 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Miami Dade 
        College: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives acknowledges and congratulates 
Miami Dade College on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of academic 
excellence and service to the residents of the State of Florida.