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

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Alumni & Friends gathered on its first networking social event of 2023 at the highly acclaimed Rebel Wine Bar, where fellow Broward College alumni and supporters could mingle and connect.

Rebel Wine Bar has received high marks for offering unique wines from around the world that are approachable and affordable in a cozy but stylish setting. Attendees enjoyed freshly made beverages paired with tapas and cheeseboards.             

A portion of the proceeds from this networking event benefitted Broward College's Empowerment Fund

Check out photos from this event by clicking here.


NewsNewly elected executive officers announced, three Broward College Foundation Board Members re-appointed 

During the Broward College Foundation Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, February 23, Chair Farlie announced the 2023 slate of executive officers and thanked the elected officers for their service to the Board. The Foundation also re-appointed American National Bank (Oakland Park, Fla.) President and CEO Ginger Martin; Division Chief Nurse Executive with HCA Healthcare Natalie Ransom; and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Cloud 9 Nonprofit Advisors, LLC Jessica Rodriguez. Learn more


NewsBlack History is local history: celebrating prominent black Floridians

Black History Month is a time for Americans to reflect on the contributions of Black people to the United States of America. It is a history filled with equal parts activism and invention, pain and progress, tribulation and triumph, and it involves figures that are crucial to the American narrative. Learn more


NewsBroward College expands access to post-secondary education with new transformational justice programs

Broward College has launched two new programs aimed at improving access to post-secondary opportunities for residents. Through its new Transformational Justice programs, the College is removing barriers to education and employment to select first-time offenders and other Broward County residents who have been involved with the legal system. Learn more


NewsZero textbook courses to help students cut college costs

In a world full of financial uncertainty, college students are often faced with tough financial decisions. While Broward College may not be able to control the cost of gas, rent, and food, a new program hopes to make a difference in how much students pay for textbooks. Learn more


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We congratulate alumnus Luis Aponte, A.A. '00 on publishing his article in the prestigious journal "Education," a peer-reviewed education journal published continually for more than 142 years. His article is called "Reviewing and Updating the Documented Historical Reports on School Shootings: New Strategies to Help Save Lives on Campuses." Learn more


What is OpenAI's ChatGPT and why is it such a big deal?     

Broward College Foundation Board Member and alum Reginald Andre, A.A. '12, A.S. '14 shared more information about ChatGPT and how this tool can help businesses. Learn more 


Podcasts spotlight music and performing arts alumni   

Now streaming, the Broward College Music and Performing Arts podcast features our alumni interviewed by faculty. We learn about the impact of Broward College on their careers and their innovative work. The latest podcast features alumna Dani Sinatra, A.S. ’21. The full interview is on Spotify and you can listen to her original music here. Learn more 


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





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.





Save the date for the 14th Annual Pillars Conference, from Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13.  The exquisite Pillars Hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach is the backdrop for a conference like no other featuring speakers with national impact, engaging alumni thinkers, and exemplary Broward College students.




Alumni & Friends invites alumni to offer their time and talents on campus and close to home. Let us know how you want to make a difference by completing our Volunteer Opportunities Form.



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



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.


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


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