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

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You & the Blue

OCTOBER 2022   


The Career Services Center at Broward College welcomed employers to our campuses during the week of October 17. More than 50 employers participated and gave alumni and students the opportunity to submit resumes, ask questions, and make connections with hiring managers. The Career Services team provided complimentary photography services for alumni and student participants to use in their professional Linkedin profiles.

Public Safety graduate Deputy Maria Ropain, ’16 returned to the Central campus in her role as a recruiter the for the Bureau of Human Resources of the Broward County Sheriff’s office. Career Fairs are held frequently on Broward College campuses, and alumni are invited and encouraged to participate, whether as job seekers or potential employers who are looking for top talent.

If you are an employer and would like to participate in future Broward College Career Fairs, contact Fortin Jean-Pierre, Senior Director of Career Services, at


Join us this #GivingTuesday, in helping students become one course closer to achieving their dreams. By donating to the Broward College scholarship fund of your choice, you make a profound difference to students and the lives of those positively impacted by them as graduates. The ripple effect of every dollar raised is a powerful contribution to your community. 

Double Your Impact: Our friends at GEICO will match all gifts dollar for dollar up to $10,000 for #GivingTuesday. Every dollar makes a difference in changing students' lives.

NewsNational Estate Planning Awareness Week October 17-23, 2022

National Estate Planning Awareness Week was observed from the week of October 17 through the 23rd. Planning is a powerful way to protect your loved ones and support the causes that have been close to your heart. Learn more


NewsBroward College presents additional Fall 2022 Visual & Performing Arts events

Broward College presents additional Fall 2022 Visual & Performing Arts events that include the College’s Theatre production of "The Wolves" by Sarah DeLappe, the Broward County Art All-Stars Exhibition, Bailey Hall Jazz Club, and more. Learn more


NewsPresident Gregory Adam Haile, J.D. tapped as Chair of The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

On Thursday, October 13, President Gregory Adam Haile, J.D. received the gavel to become chair of The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance – the primary economic development organization for Broward County. Learn more


NewsOur Fund Foundation Meets Actor, Singer Jonathan Groff at Bailey Hall

On Wednesday, October 5, executives and donors from the Our Fund Foundation - the 3rd largest LGBT+ foundation in the country – attended a VIP meet-and-greet event backstage at Bailey Hall with actor and singer Johnathan Groff. Learn more


Thanks to your feedback, Broward College Alumni & Friends has been working on a website redesign for several months and is proud to announce a dynamic new website to be launched in November. This updated website will make it easier to update your contact info, submit class notes, search for alumni spotlights, and more. Alumni who haven’t updated their contact info with us are encouraged to do so when the website launches. Visit in early November and let us know what you think; we are continuing to make updates to provide you with a seamless website visiting experience.


Interview with Faith Pinnock-Lee, Owner/CEO Credos Global Group

Alumna Faith Pinnock-Lee came to Broward College with a clear purpose: to achieve her AA in Public Administration. She achieved her degree with high honors while raising her family, inspiring some of them to call Broward College their alma mater a few years later. Her professional path of almost 30 years includes experience in police/fire sciences administration, HR management, notarial services, and professional resume writing. Listen to her story and the impact Broward College had on her trajectory. 

To watch the interview, click here


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 hundreds of alumni profiles in our database.

Would you like to be profiled? Let us know at

The 2021-22 Broward College Annual Report is now available. This report reflects all of the hard work and dedication of our College faculty and staff during what was considered a pivotal year for our institution.  


Did you know you can support organizations like ours through your IRA or 401(k)? By naming Broward College Foundation as a 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 by pursuing higher education. Help someone become Empowered by Broward!

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



You have what it takes to make a BIG IMPACT in our community!

Nonprofits need YOU, and YOUR SKILLS… and National Leadership Institute’s Board Match Now© program can connect you to a great cause.

No experience is required – we provide training & support!

As part of the Broward College Alumni & Friends, you’ll get a discounted rate…All the annual National Leadership Institute membership benefits…AND:

  • Listing on the NLI website as a Board Member
  • Advanced notice to register for limited seating VIP opportunities
  • A “New Member Spotlight” in NLI social media and newsletter
  • VIP discounts on select training & events

CLICK HERE  to enroll - find your nonprofit perfect match?


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

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