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

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You & the Blue

JUNE 2022


Matched Gift

Each year, thousands of Broward College students rely on donor-funded scholarships and program support to enhance their education. The college fiscal year ends today, June 30, but there is still time to make an impact on students in the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. 

Did you know that you can make an extra impact on the area you are most passionate about by checking to see if your employer has a matching gift program? Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. The impact of your gift to Broward College may be doubled or possibly tripled! Learn more.

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AspenAspen Institute Names Broward College a Finalist for the 2023 Aspen Prize

The Aspen Institute named Broward College one of the ten finalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence—an honor that follows Broward's recognition as an Aspen Prize Finalist in 2021 (with distinction), 2019, 2017 (with distinction), and 2013. Read More


YMCABroward College Receives $1 Million from Fort Lauderdale’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to Offer Courses to Residents at the New L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center

Broward College is expanding its program offerings to another location with the opening of the new L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center in May. Read More


VanesaBroward College Foundation Board Member Recognized as a Leader Who Models the Way 

Broward College Foundation Board Member Vanesa Patiño was recognized by the Industry Era for Women Magazine as a Leader Who Models the Way. This award recognizes Vanesa for her relentless drive to constantly improve every process at Valley Forge Fabrics to create better efficiency and increased visibility to everyone in the organization, including the vendor partners and clients. Read More


GingerBroward College Foundation Member Honored for Multiple Awards     

Broward College Foundation Board Member Ginger Martin was honored by the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) with their Lifetime Achievement Award at the FBA Annual Meeting in Orlando on June 7. 

Ginger, President and CEO of American National Bank was also recognized for her leadership of one of the Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida in 2022 by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), a non-profit organization devoted to advancing businesswomen in leadership positions. Read More


Tania Andre, co-owner of ARK Solvers with husband Reginald Andre, President of ARK Solvers

Alumnus Recognized as one of South Florida Business Journal's Diverse Voices

Broward College alumnus and Broward College Foundation Board Member, Reginald Andre was recently recognized by the South Florida Business Journal for his company ARK Solvers, Inc. as one of 22 honorees for the 2022 Diverse Voices Award. This award showcases how diverse executives help lead companies across the entire tri-county region to greater success and help enhance the fabric of our business community. We're so honored to have leaders like Reginald as a member of our Broward College Foundation Board of Directors. Read More

We are #BCProud to shine a light on our alumni who demonstrate the many paths and achievements that Broward College helps make possible for its alumni and graduates.

Click on the image to be taken to the spotlights and to search our database of hundreds of alumni profiles.

Would you like to be profiled? Let us know at

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13th Annual Pillars Conference: Maximize Conflict Transformation

Alumni and friends are invited to register for virtual (August 11 and 12) and in-person (August 13 to 15) conference sessions. Faculty, alumni and expert guest panelists will engage you in conversations and thinking about conflict resolution and conflicting transformation in our personal lives and communities.

The Pillars Conference is a collaborative effort between the Professional Enhancement Program of the Broward College Social Behavioral Sciences & Human Services together with Broward College alumni. Pillars invests in leaders to strengthen their sense of global purpose, total well-being and individual resilience. Learn more.

To register for the event, click here.  

Career Services

GradResume/LinkedIn Workshop

Tuesday, July 12 from 1 to 2 p.m.




Interviewing Strategies Workshop

Tuesday, July 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.



GradCareer Exploration Workshop

Tuesday, July 26 from 1 to 2 p.m.



GradGet the Edge Workshop (Internship/Soft Skills)

Tuesday, July 26 from 3 to 4 p.m.



For a full schedule of upcoming career services workshops, visit


Did you know you can support organizations like ours through your IRA or 401(k)? By naming us as beneficiaries, you can continue to make lifetime withdrawals and keep the flexibility to change beneficiaries if things change. 

When you include the Broward College Foundation in your financial and estate planning, you ensure your legacy of providing opportunities to students who are determined to change their lives through the pursuit of higher education. Help someone become Empowered by Broward!

For more information, email Scott Rivinius or call 954-201-7490.



Summer is here and it’s a perfect time to use your TicketsatWork alumni benefit. TicketsatWork is a travel and entertainment benefit platform that offers you exclusive discounts on hotels, sporting events, concerts, theaters, movie tickets, theme park tickets, and more nationwide.

This program is available to all alumni, friends, and employees of Broward College.

Start saving today. Go to and click “Become a Member” below. Fill in your name, and password, and where it says company code, enter BCALUMNI and submit.

To learn about the full suite of benefits available to you, visit


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