YOU AND THE BLUE: Newsletter for Friends of Broward College and Broward College Alumni

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You & the Blue

A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of Broward College


Broward College Foundation's 50th Anniversary

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For 50 years, Broward College Foundation has empowered education, programs, and initiatives that uplift our community.

By investing in students and programs, those who have provided philanthropic support over the past 50 years are making an investment in Broward College to be the foundation for transforming millions of lives in our community – helping students continue their education or start their careers. Thank you.

Please join us on November 5th for the $50 for 50 Giving Day as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Broward College Foundation. Together, let’s transform people's lives – creating impact now and for the future as we celebrate the impact of philanthropy on student success.


Broward UPFighting food insecurity – Broward College opens new on-campus pantry

Broward College's commitment to its students goes well beyond providing outstanding experience in the classroom. The College is aware that many students face challenges in their personal lives that directly impact their ability to succeed academically. Read More. 


Wall Street JournalUpcoming events for Visual and Performing Arts at Broward College

Welcome to our Fall 2021 season of transformative events, one that celebrates the continued brilliance, dedication and passion of the Visual and Performing Arts at Broward College! Read More. 


The R. Motwani Family Academy “Welcome Back” Gala celebrated the advancement of the hospitality and tourism industry in Broward County


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The R. Motwani Family Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Broward College hosted its annual fundraising gala at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach on Thursday, October 14, 2021 bringing together more than 270 hospitality and tourism business leaders and professionals from South Florida.

Though the last year and a half of the pandemic caused unprecedented impacts to the hospitality and tourism industry, the “Welcome Back” fundraising event marked a celebration of the industry in supporting the Academy’s next generation of leaders in the field – a step forward in an industry that has suffered labor shortages. The event raised more than $263,000 to benefit Broward College’s hospitality and tourism students through scholarships and enhanced learning experiences. Read More. 


Alumni shines on national stage

We watched with great Seahawk pride as BC alumna Tory Vagasy demonstrated her soaring talent on Season 16 of America’s Got Talent. The Pompano Beach native is a self-taught vocal powerhouse who wowed judges and audiences making it all the way to the competitive semi-finals. We look forward to following Tory’s path to Broadway and beyond! #bcproud.

Check out a recent interview with Tory on NBC 6 South Florida.

South Florida Native Makes Semifinals of ‘America’s Got Talent’ – NBC 6 South Florida ( 



BrightStar Credit Union presents Car Buying 101

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In case you missed it, the Alumni & Friends Network in partnership with BrightStar Credit Union hosted Mr. Bill Goldberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Auto Advisors for Car Buying 101 who gave a stellar presentation. Bill provided best practices, tips, and insider knowledge about the car buying process and he graciously answered every question our audience had for him.

This is one webinar you will want to watch closely if you are considering buying or selling your car!

Click here to access the webinar's recording.


Rebecca JonesIn celebration of National Estate Planning Awareness Week October 18th-24th, Bev Yanowitch, a financial consultant to the Broward College Foundation for 11 years before joining its board of directors, wanted to share why she has included the foundation as a beneficiary in her will in support of the health sciences program. 

“Broward College is a hidden gem in our community. They educate the workforce that we rely upon. State funding for community colleges continues to decline, and for me personally, this was an impetus to leave a legacy gift to Broward College.”

If you have any questions about National Estate Planning Awareness Week, or if you want to learn more about how you can support Broward College Foundation in your will, please feel free to reach out to Scott Rivinius, Associate Vice President for Development at  Scott Rivinius or 954-201-7490.


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You may now view our Alumni Spotlight Interviews – up close and personal! Click on the image below and hear the story. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see videos as they are posted.


Davidson Nzekwe-Daniel
AS 2019

Fabrication Engineer, GA Telesis
Foundation, Davidson Initiative



If you would like to get to know our alumni, watch these in-person interviews and hit the SUBSCRIBE button for an inside look and to stay updated. You’ll learn about the impact Broward College had on their success, their role and career, hear the best advice they received, their favorite quotes and why, their heroes, what they are excited about, what they are deeply grateful for, and so much more!


Broward College is proud to present these alumni as representatives of the enormous depth and breadth of career pathways, leadership and impact BC has to offer!

Loxanne Robert

Choose a Pathway and see more Notable Alumni Spotlights online!


Each year, thousands of #BCProud graduates embark on their exciting careers, thanks to the education they acquired at Broward College.

Diego Sianne  

Visit our spotlight pages and read about these and other alumni.


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When you shop on Amazon, your purchase can support Broward College – for free! Just use or activate AmazonSmile in your Amazon mobile app by selecting the Broward College Foundation. When you spend, Amazon will donate a portion to support the college.

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AmazonSmile and Amazon are exactly the same in terms of experience – the only difference is the added benefit to Broward College students.

Activate AmazonSmile in your mobile app now or save SMILE.AMAZON.COM as a favorite in your browser! Then shop away!


Welcome fall and lower car insurance rates. You could save even more with a special alumni discount from GEICO. Visit GEICO online or call 1-800-368-2734 to find out how much you could save today! Be sure to mention your Broward College affiliation to be eligible for the special discount.

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