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

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You & the Blue

MARCH 2023


Run or walk with us on April 15 in support of our student veterans at Broward College. Our Central campus will host the only Pat Tillman Honor Run in Florida. 

Tillman quit his career as an NFL superstar to join the military following the terrorist attack on 9/11. Pat died during his service, but his legacy lives on. 

Broward College hosted the first Pat Tillman Honor Run in Florida in 2016, and now post pandemic reconvenes the Honor Run to continue to uplift the Pat Tillman legacy! This Run/Walk event will help us provide financial support for veterans attending Broward College.



NewsBroward College District Board of Trustees Welcomes Three New Members and the Reappointment of the Board Chair

Three new members have been appointed to the Broward College District Board of Trustees. The appointments of Cindy Kushner, Alexis Yarbrough, and Mario Zanotti-Cavazzoni were announced by Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday, February 17. The announcement also included the reappointment of the current Chair of the Board, Zachariah "Reggie" P. Zachariah, Jr. The appointments are subject to confirmation from the state Senate. Learn more


NewsMy Shadow Not My Friend: Broward College Professor Alycia Oppenheim Shares Her Experience with an Eating Disorder in Recent Book

National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week 2023 is observed nationally from February 27 to March 5. Now in its 39th year, NEDA Week provides an opportunity to shed light on eating disorder education and the experience of approximately 28.8 million Americans who live with eating disorders. Learn more


News$100,000 Grant from Sunshine Health Helps Broward College Launch New Health Training Center in Lauderhill

Florida's 'historic' $125 million investment provides a boost for nursing schools and students, including Broward College. The PIPELINE funding for nursing schools was allocated last year by the Legislature to retain students as well as instructors, who’ve been lured by lucrative nursing jobs in other states. Learn more


NewsFlorida's 'historic' $125 million investment provides a boost for nursing schools and students

Florida is now officially the country’s fastest growing state, something Gov. Ron DeSantis often takes the credit for. That impact DeSantis talked about is a focus for Dean Sara Turpel, the nursing administrator at Broward College, when she talks to people considering a career path like hers in nursing. "I do this all the time. I am always trying to talk people into becoming nurses," Turpel said. Learn more




Join us as alumni, students, staff and the Broward College community gather for a night out with the Florida Panthers as they take on the Senators. You will enjoy all-inclusive food and soft drinks in Lord Stanley’s loft. Parking is available separately for purchase and is not included in the cost of your ticket. 

Registration is ending on Monday, April 3. Don't miss out, purchase your ticket here.





Mark your calendars 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.




From March 21-23, Broward College’s North, South, and Central campuses hosted employers from all industries and sectors covering the many academic Pathways offered by BC. Alumni jobseekers and students had the opportunity to talk face to face with recruiters and submit their resumes. Alumni can access all job opportunities on Broward College’s Career Center Network at (CCN is a lifelong benefit for alumni, completely free of charge).

Photo Caption: Alumna Alyssa Juman ’20 of Memorial Healthcare System participates in Career Fair at Central Campus. [MOVE CAPTION TO UNDER PHOTO]     

If you are an employer and would like to join a future Broward College Career Fair, please contact





Broward College Music continues its series of interviews with exemplary music alumni. In the latest podcast, Professor Jason Furman talks with alumnus Andre Crawford who learned piano later in his college career and persevered with his passion to become one of the hottest jazz pianists.

You can listen to the podcast interview on Spotify, or see an excerpt hereon Andre’s Instagram to witness his talent and watch his series of short and engaging piano videos.



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.




Broward College Alumni & Friends has joined in partnership with Brightline to offer discounts on train tickets and passes for staff, faculty, and students who are current holders of an email address. The discounts include: 15% off Smart Fares, 5% off Premium, and 10% off monthly passes. 

Sign up for the discount today by clicking here.  


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