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

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You & the Blue

NOVEMBER 2022   


From alumni to faculty & staff, friends, and so many others, the enthusiasm to see Broward College succeed has been so inspiring! Together, 80 supporters raised nearly $16,000 to support Broward College students. We are so thankful for everyone that gave, shared, and spread the word about the importance of #BrowardGives on #GivingTuesday.


If you were not able to participate, please know that you still have time to make an impact. Every gift today, no matter the size, will help the College grow tomorrow.

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NewsCongratulations to the latest cohort of #BCProud graduating students

Alumni & Friends participated in Gradfest on three Broward College campuses this month. It’s a time of great excitement as soon-to-be graduates pick up their caps, gowns, and tickets, along with their Broward College alumni pin and other goodies. Graduation takes place on December 14 at Hard Rock Live. Learn more


NewsAchieving the dream: Shannon Escoriaza becomes the first Broward College student to win the National American Advertising Award

Shannon Escoriaza, who graduated with an associate degree in Graphic Design in May, earned a place in Broward College history this year when she became the first-ever student from the College to win an ADDY Award in the American Advertising Awards’ National Competition. Learn more


NewsBroward College Receives 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

For the second consecutive year, Broward College received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Learn more


NewsBroward College Foundation Board Member recognized by AFP on National Philanthropy Day

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter hosted its 35th annual event at Signature Grand to recognize the 2022 National Philanthropy Day honorees. Learn more


NewsWinn-Dixie Community Bag Program

Starting today and for the entire month of December, when you purchase a $2.99 Reusable Community Bag at the Winn-Dixie located at 1625 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale FL, $1 is donated to the Broward College Foundation. Learn more

In November, Broward College and Alumni & Friends unveiled a brand new website. We’ve made it easier for you to find information and to stay connected and update your details with us so that you never miss any alumni news, communications, and event information. Take a tour of the new site. If you want to update your contact information, submit your interest in having an alumni spotlight, or volunteer, this is a great time to do it. Click on the image below to check out the new website or visit

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Broward College South Gallery will showcase the works of Broward College Foundation board member Dionne Polite from Thursday, December 1, 2022, through Thursday, January 19, 2023. This event will be Polite’s first art exhibition, and it is titled “KALEIDOSCOPE: My Culture, My Pride,” which will feature works, including “Abundance,” “Living In Color,” “Empty, but Full,” and more. The public is also encouraged to join Polite for an artist talk and reception on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn more.




“From Here" features the work of four Broward College graduates who are building their art careers and doing exciting work. 

Through a variety of media, these alumni artists give us a glimpse into their experiences through their unique outlooks. For example, Nathalie Alfonso holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University, Sydney Kaye Bouwens is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a BFA, Rivka Louissaint received her MFA from UC Berkeley, and Leeann Rae is an MFA candidate at the University of Central Florida. Learn more.




January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. To help build awareness around this important topic, Broward College is hosting a Walk-for-Awareness event on January 28, 2023, at the Central campus. Funds raised for this event will also benefit the Broward College Social Behavioral Sciences Scholarship. Learn more




Due to popular demand, Broward College Alumni & Friends will be co-hosting a Night Out with the Florida Panthers once again in 2023. Save the date in your calendar for Thursday, April 6, and look out for registration information in the new year.




We're delighted to welcome Fedilia Guzman to the Broward College family as our new Campaign Manager.

Fedilia is a #BCProud Class of 2010 graduate. She was active in student leadership, the Phi Theta Kappa, and Robert “Bob” Elmore Honors Institute as a student at BC.

After receiving her A.A. with Honors in International Relations in 2010, she continued her love of learning and successfully pursued degrees in Political Science, Government and Mass Communication along with Masters in Aviation Science and in Divinity.

Learn more about Fedilia by clicking here.


Interview with Russell Cormican, Class of 1970

Alumnus Russell Cormican arrived at Broward College after having served his tours in the military. He was among the very first students to graduate with the newly established A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology. His time and the instructors he had at Broward College inspired him on his own path as a career public safety leader and educator.

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

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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.



Winter has come and so has the brrrr savings 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.

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

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