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

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You & the Blue




January was dedicated to National Human Trafficking Prevention month in 2010, and each year the call to bring awareness and end the demand for human trafficking has become ever greater and stronger across the country.

In observance of this, Broward College’s Social Behavioral Sciences & Human Services Pathway, the Broward College chapter of Project Stay Gold, the Institute of Public Safety, and Alumni & Friends hosted a variety of awareness-raising events in person and online, culminating in a successful 5K Walk-For-Awareness on the morning of Saturday, January 28, at Broward College's Central Campus. Nearly 300 participants registered for this event, including members of the Broward College community of alumni, staff, students, and friends. Learn more about this event and view photos by clicking here.


NewsBroward College ranked number one in the least debt acquired by students in Southern Regional Colleges

Recent college graduates know full well the repercussions of excessive student loan debt. In an era when the average undergraduate student leaves college with more than $29,000 in debt, higher-education loans can negatively affect their ability to purchase property, save for retirement, or simply pay the bills, leading some graduates to postpone significant life events such as starting a family or launching a business, or in some cases pause their academic journey. Learn more


NewsBroward College observes MLK Day with a third year of service in support of LifeNet4Families

Whether in the classroom or in the community, Broward College has a long-standing commitment to supporting the community. The College prides itself on being an incubator for game-changers and pathbreakers, inspiring community members to follow in the footsteps of leaders who have shaped our nation. Learn more


NewsPresident Gregory Adam Haile, J.D. appointed deputy chair, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 

President Gregory Adam Haile, J.D. has been appointed deputy chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. President Haile will be the first education leader to serve as Deputy Chair of the Atlanta Federal Reserve bank in approximately 70 years and the first public college president to ever serve as deputy chair of the Atlanta Fed. Learn more


NewsHealth Sciences professor Nancy Estes is retiring after 58 years of service

A University of North Carolina graduate, Nancy Estes started teaching at Broward College in 1964. Throughout her nearly six-decade career, she taught classes in functional health, total wellness, diet, and nutrition. Her story was featured on WPLG's Local 10 News. Learn more


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Broward College alumna tapped as President & CEO of Arc Broward  

Broward College alumna Julie Price was recently promoted to President & CEO of ARC Broward. As part of her new role, she will be responsible for building on the decades of service and leadership at ARC Broward. This organization provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other life challenges to realize their full potential. Learn more 


Alumna making waves in music education 

Alexandra Rameau, AA ’16, is living her passion for music in more ways than one. She is a musician and a music educator who teaches keyboard and guitar and is the choir director at Hialeah Gardens Senior High School. She is also an entrepreneur, having opened her music studio. Her lifelong love of music and inspiring mentors led her to Broward College, which gave her a structured foundation and an appreciation for the work and dedication required to excel in music education, something she tries to bring to her current role. Listen to her share her story with Broward College professor Dr. Brock Burbach.

A clip of the interview is on Instagram here or you can listen to the whole podcast on Spotify here.  




Broward College Alumni & Friends mourn the passing of alumnus and Senior Director of Student Life Carlos Parra, AA ’07. All who knew or met Carlos know that he was passionate about his work, his family, and Broward College and that he imparted his joy and enthusiasm to everyone he worked with or encountered.

A celebration of his life will be held at Broward College’s South Campus on February 18 at 1 p.m. in the theater of Building 68. For those planning to attend in person, the family is requesting that attendees wear bright colors, not black. 

If you'd like to make a gift in memory of Carlos to the Broward College Memorial Endowed Scholarship, click here.


Social Event


Registration opens soon for our Alumni & Friends Networking Social at Rebel Wine Bar in Oakland Park. Please save the date and stay tuned for details on how to register for an evening of connecting and reconnecting with alumni and friends of Broward College at this cozy and modern neighborhood spot which receives rave reviews for its freshly prepared appetizers and carefully curated wine list. A maximum of 30 tickets will be available.



Our second annual Broward College Night Out with the Florida Panthers takes place on April 6, when the Panthers face off against the Ottawa Senators. Tickets include entry to Lord Stanley’s Loft and food and soft drinks. Purchase yours now 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.

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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, so brrrrrrr-ing on the savings and lower car insurance rates. We've partnered with GEICO to offer alumni, friends, and our employees a special discount. 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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