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

Trouble viewing this email? View it online.
You & the Blue



Please note that this September newsletter is being distributed today, due to the College and office closures that we experienced last week in preparation of Hurricane Ian.

On behalf of the Office of Advancement and Alumni & Friends, we wish to express our concern and solidarity for students, alumni, faculty, family and friends who have been impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. 

If you or someone you know has been impacted by the storm, the following resources are available: or

For those who are able and interested in helping our sister college, click here to learn more about how you can assist.

NewsBroward College Foundation receives a $93,340 investment from the Florida College System Foundation

Broward College Foundation celebrated a $93,340 scholarship investment from The Florida College System Foundation at its Board meeting on September 22. Learn more


NewsGovernor DeSantis awards $6.5 Million to launch civics academies, training the next generation of State and local leaders

Governor Ron DeSantis awarded Polk State College, Broward College, and Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) with $6.5 million to launch the Career Pathways for Public Service Initiative. Learn more


NewsLibrary bookplate tribute to women’s rights activist Elizabeth Athansakos

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Broward College Foundation was invited by Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach to attend their monthly lunch meeting,  and a library bookplate tribute was provided in memory of Ms. Elizabeth “Betty” Athansakos. Learn more


NewsOffice of Advancement welcomes new staff member 

The Broward College Office of Advancement welcomes alumna Anthea Pennant to the team as the Associate Vice President for Advancement Services. She brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience to her new role, including 10 years as a fundraising professional. Learn more


Registration is now open for our next webinar on October 26 at 6 p.m., “Objects of Fear”. Broward College professor Dr. Billy Jones returns as host once again to lead a spooktacular Halloween-time discussion with guest panelists who specialize in filmmaking and fiction, Broward College adjunct professor Jim Eimmerman and novelist Tim Ahrens. 

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

alumn   alumn

On Thursday, September 15, Broward College Alumni and Friends hosted a collaborative online event in partnership with colleagues from Career Services and the Apprenticeship Programs. The Career Services South Campus Manager, Ms. Denison Davis and the Apprenticeship Program Senior Director, Dr. Rehana Seepersad met with Broward College alumni and friends on a zoom webinar to showcase opportunities for former college students and alumni, to collaborate, and potentially give back to the existing college community.

Alumni & Friends also wishes to extend its gratitude to Ms. Davis and Dr. Seepersad for educating our alumni business owners and hiring managers about partnering with the college to create mutually beneficial opportunities for them and our Broward College students. 

A video recording of the webinar can be found here.


Broward College participated in the Scholar Dash 5K 

On Saturday, September 24, a group of Broward College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) alumni, as well as staff and friends, participated in the PTK Scholar Dash 5K, an annual event to raise funds that provide memberships for meritorious students to join the honor society. Learn More


Did you know you can support organizations like ours through your IRA or 401(k)? By naming Broward College Foundation as beneficiary, 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.



Looking for your next great job? All alumni have lifelong access to Broward College’s Career Center Network. You can review and respond to job postings, learn how to update your resume, and stay informed about free workshops available to help you brush up on your skills. Additionally, the College Central Network Job Agent matches registered job seekers to thousands of new jobs daily. Upload your resume, get notified of matching opportunities, and apply to jobs -it's that easy!

Start your next job search by visiting

For a full schedule of upcoming career services workshops, visit

Learn more about alumni benefits by visiting


Past issues of You & the Blue newsletter and recordings of Alumni & Friends Network interactive webinars are available online.

Stay Connected

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   Connect on LinkedIn   Connect on Instagram

Broward College Foundation, Inc.
111 East Las Olas Blvd, 11th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Do you have any questions about the
Broward College Alumni & Friends Network?


Privacy Policy   |   Email Preferences