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

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You & the Blue

APRIL 2023



We're proud to share that, once again, Broward College continues to set the example of what is possible. Last Thursday, April 20, 2023, our College was recognized as one of the top 10 from more than 1000 community and state colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. Notably, Broward College hit this high mark for a record FIFTH TIME.

Learn more about this special day by clicking here.   




Broward College Alumni & Friends has partnered 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 the following: 15% off Smart Fares, 5% off Premium, and 10% off monthly passes. 

Sign up for the discount today by clicking here.  

To learn more about the recent unveiling of Brightline's Orlando passenger rail station, click here.



News35th Golf Classic raises more than $100,000

Broward College celebrated its 35th Golf Classic at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club and raised more than $100,000 to support the Broward College Empowerment Fund. The Empowerment Fund provides the greatest flexibility for facilitating programming and scholarship support to benefit students, as well as enabling the College to respond to emerging critical needs to support students success. Learn more


NewsEight exceptional Broward College professors received Endowed Teaching Chair Awards

Eight Broward College professors received special recognition for their excellence in the classroom as part of the 2023-2024 Endowed Teaching Chair Awards program. President Gregory Adam Haile, J.D., and College Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Jeffrey Nasse surprised the faculty members in their classrooms on Monday, April 17. Learn more


NewsMile-high achievement: Broward College receives multiple recognitions from American Association of Community Colleges Awards of Excellence Gala in Denver

Broward College has reached yet another summit of community college achievement this month, having been recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in several award categories during their recent awards gala in Denver on Monday, April 3. Learn more


NewsSpring 2023 Commencement Speaker Announced

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, is the commencement speaker for the spring 2023 graduation ceremony, on Tuesday, May 9, at the Broward County Convention Center. Learn more




Join us for the only Pat Tillman Honor Run/Walk in Florida on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at its Judson A. Samuels South Campus.

The Pat Tillman Honor Run/Walk proceeds will support Broward College veteran students. 

The Pat Tillman Honor Run celebrates the legacy of Pat Tillman, who left his NFL career to enlist in the U.S. Army after 9/11. He was killed in the line of duty in 2004. The 4.2-mile course honors Tillman’s jersey number 42 which he wore when he was a member of the Arizona State University football team. 

To register, click here.





This year's theme is "Maximize the Power of Now"   

This year's theme is "Maximizing the Power of Now," and the learning objectives include harnessing the contributions and influences of past generations on present and future generations, committing to individual readiness and increasing one's capacity for change, and developing personal, academic, and professional tenacity.             


Thank you to the alums and friends who joined Broward College students, faculty, and staff to witness a spectacular game of hockey and connect. Photos from the event are available at

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Alberto Rodriguez, Class of 2016

Alberto is a seasoned Information Security Professional with over seven years of professional experience. His specialty is adversary detection and simulation, drawing from his extensive background as a former Cyber Operations Officer in the Army and the commercial sector. Alberto currently leads a team of highly skilled hackers as a Managing Security Consultant (MSC) at Guidepoint Security. Alberto holds a graduate degree in Digital Forensics from Champlain College and an undergraduate degree in Information Technology from Broward College. He also has several industry-recognized certifications, including Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN). As an Adjunct Cybersecurity Professor, Alberto shares his expertise with aspiring professionals at various institutions around the United States.

Dr. Todd Price, Class of 1988 

Dr. Price began his academic and professional journey as a Broward College student. During his professional journey, he has served as a Broward County social worker, data analyst, an adjunct instructor, and an instructional designer. He has broad experience in instructional technology and design, computer applications, pedagogy, collaboration with institutional leaders, marketing, and professional development. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and became a full-time faculty member for the STEM-Information Technology Pathway at Broward College Online in 2020.

Dr. Price believes that aside from teaching his students, he gets to learn about each of their shared experiences. As an andragogue, he believes his continuing passion and lifelong learning within the fields of education, graphic art, technology, and teaching translate to building robust learning environments that benefit faculty and students. 


We are #BCProud to shine a light on our alums who demonstrate the many paths and achievements that Broward College helps make possible for its alums and graduates.

Click on the image to be taken to the spotlights and to search our hundreds of alums 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.




If you have taken and completed courses at Broward College or are a graduate, you have lifelong access to Broward Colleges Career Services, which provides you with tools and resources free of charge. Sign up for the Broward College Central Network, upload your resume, scan for jobs, or register for workshops and mock interviews. Don’t miss out on this excellent benefit for Broward College alums and graduates.

Alums and graduates who are employers can also register for the Broward College Career Central Network and post positions and jobs for students and alums.


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


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