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

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You & the Blue



Earlier this month, Broward College's Alumni & Friends hosted A Night Out at Regina's Farm in Fort Lauderdale, where more than 160 guests were treated to a Brazilian gastronomic experience during a special sold-out dinner hosted by Broward College Alumni & Friends at Regina’s Farm. This event raised funds for Broward College Foundation’s General Scholarship Fund. Learn more.  

We thank all our Broward College alumni and friends who joined us for this one-of-a-kind evening, who celebrated with us, and whose generosity will support the educational dreams of Broward College students.

 To view photos from the event, click here.   


When Associate Vice President of Development Scott Rivinius asked Geoff Thomas if he would share what led him and his wife Janice to include the Broward College Foundation in their estate plans, Geoff started his reply, “To be honest, it was not one thing, but a series of events that culminated in creating a scholarship.” To learn more about this incredible story, click here


Did you know you can support charitable 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.

On Giving Tuesday, the Broward College community rose to the challenge. Together, 101 supporters raised $17,754 in honor of educators making a difference in our lives. From alumni, friends, faculty and staff, students, and the generous support of BrightStar Credit Union, the enthusiasm to see the College succeed has been inspiring! 

We are so thankful for everyone who gave, shared, and spread the word about the importance of being #BCProud on #GivingTuesday.

If charitable giving during the holiday season is a tradition in your family, consider helping someone become “Empowered by Broward” with the gift of education. Learn more.     


NewsBroward College announces alumnus Reginald Andre as Fall 2023 commencement speaker

We are proud to announce that alumnus and Broward College Foundation Board Member Reginald Andre will deliver the keynote speech at Broward College's Fall 2023 Commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 14, at Amerant Bank Arena. Learn more


NewsP’an Ku Alum mentors student editors

In preparation for the 60th anniversary of Broward College’s literary magazine, P’an Ku, the team reconnected with former Editor in Chief, Sage Kelly, from the graduating class of fall 2020. Kelly gave a presentation to the new magazine staff on their experience working on P’an Ku and the impact it is enacting on their life now. Learn more.


NewsUnited in service: How student and employee veterans thrive at Broward College

According to the most recent Census data, Broward County is home to roughly 80,000 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. They are part of a vibrant network of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who bring a wealth of expertise, resilience, and leadership to the community, and whose commitment to self-improvement extends beyond military service and into the classrooms and workplaces of Broward College. Learn more.


News“The Adventure Continues” for faculty and staff honored at Annual Osprey Awards

Broward College’s annual Osprey Awards brought faculty and staff members across campuses to Bailey Hall on A. Hugh Adams Central Campus on Friday, October 20, to celebrate the achievements and milestones of their colleagues and peers. Learn more.

Broward College Symphonic Band presents Holiday Cheers on Sunday, December 3, 2023. The event is open to the general public.    

Bailey Hall
3501 Davie Road, FL 33314   


On Sunday, December 10, music Directors Terence Kirchgessner and Dr. Brock Burbach will share the stage as the BSO is joined by the Broward Choral Society for an afternoon of old and new holiday favorites.

Admission is the donation of a nonperishable food item(s) for the Seahawk Marketplace. The food will be collected in the lobby at the concert.


Basketball fans, join us on January 25 and cheer on the Miami Heat with our Broward College family!

Alumni & Friends has secured discounted seats for as low as $31 to watch the Miami Heat play against top-ranked Boston Celtics. Tickets are limited and include the chance to shoot a hoop from the court after the game. Sign up today before tickets run out!


Are you ready to turn your business idea into reality? Join the BCEx Accelerator, an intensive 12-week program designed to propel your entrepreneurial journey. From refining your business model to crafting a compelling pitch, our accelerator provides the guidance and resources you need.

Don't miss this chance to fast-track your business! Apply by January 5th and embark on a transformative entrepreneurial experience with BCEx. To begin the application, click here



Alumni can access exclusive deals, limited-time offers, and members-only perks

TicketsatWork is a travel and entertainment benefit platform that offers you exclusive discounts on hotels, sporting events, concerts, theater, movie tickets, theme park tickets, and more nationwide. This program is available to all alumni, friends, and employees of Broward College.

Start Saving Today. Go to and click “Become a Member” below. Fill in your name, and password, and where it says Company Code, enter BCALUMNI and submit.

Click on the image below to view all of the Fall savings.       



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