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Broward College’s Youngest Graduate, at 12 Years Old, Follows Her Passion for Research

Sawsan Ahmed is not even a teenager, but she’s about to graduate from Broward College later this month. The 12-year-old from Weston, Florida,...

Natalia and Juan

Together, We Can Achieve Greatness

Juan, 46, and Natalia, 21, have more in common than the average father/daughter duo—both will walk across the stage to receive their...

Jonathan Paz

First Generation Student Earns Degree in Supply Chain Management

Jonathan Paz will accomplish a huge milestone this December - he will become the first in his family to graduate college. The oldest son of...

Natasha Gonsalves

COVID-19 Survivor Shows Grit to Complete Degree Through Sickness

Natasha Gonsalves is the daughter of Guyanese parents. As a first-generation American, she is also the first in her family to complete college...

David Alzate

Leave No Opportunity Behind – David Alzate Seized the Chance to Complete College

For the last 15 years, David Alzate has been laser-focused on building a career and raising his family. As a husband, father of four and full-time...

Lauren Smith with husband and children

Fight for Daughter’s Rights Inspires Mother to Pursue Degree in Education

As a stay-at-home mother of three, Lauren Smith already had a full-time job before she considered pursuing a college degree. When Lauren was...

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Financial Support Becomes Key Factor for Nursing Student to Achieve His Goals

Israel Perez Vargas’s relentless pursuit of his studies at Broward College is as inspiring as it is proof of how the resources available at...

Zachary Hopkins

Autistic Student Soaring through Avionics Training Program with Flying Colors

From the day his parents explained to him that he has autism, Zachary Hopkins did the best any 13-year-old could do to try not to overthink...

Shantell Dawkins

Family Ties Inspire First-Generation International Student To Pursue Nursing Career

Her grandmother, a diabetic who had both legs amputated, has always been the reason why Shantell Dawkins wanted to become a nurse. Watching her...

Daniella Jules

Broward UP Staff Provides Student with a New Lease on Life

After dropping out of Broward College to work full-time, Daniella Jules was at her wit’s end. Somewhere between the call center job and the...

Dr. Mildred Coyne

“My Personal Experience Shaped My Path” – Dr. Mildred Coyne Shares What Drove Her to Dedicate a Lifetime to Higher Education

Personal experiences are often the driving force behind passionate individuals. For Dr. Mildred Coyne, senior vice president, Workforce Education...

Orayane Bradshaw

Looking for High-Paying Job? Broward College Graduate Learns Supply Chain Management is Hot

Just five courses short of completing a Nursing program, Orayne Bradshaw started thinking about changing his career path when an advisor at Broward...

VP Stubbs and Students

Student Success at Heart – The Sole Focus of Vice Provost Janice Stubbs

Janice Stubbs fell in love with her career before she even graduated college. A Jamaican native, she moved to the United States at 17 years old,...

Pamela and Khalah

Mother and Daughter Share Bond Through Broward Up Workforce Training

After her husband died, Pamela Orange spent the next 12 years caring for her children. School was furthest from her mind when she stumbled on a...

Isabel Gonzalez

"Whatever Excites You, Do it" – Chief of Staff Talks Her Passion for Adventure, Achieving the American Dream

Isabel Gonzalez is the representation of achieving the American Dream. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, she is the daughter of Mexican immigrants who...


Catching Up with Lacey Hofmeyer – Meet Broward College’s General Counsel

Lacey Hofmeyer is Broward College’s General Counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy. She oversees the legal...


Broward College Degree is Music to Jamaican Reggae-Rapper’s Ears

Mr. Vegas has been dancing to a different beat of late. Since he graduated from Broward College this past spring with an Associate of Arts focused...

Bertram and family

Broward College Student Finds Purpose as Mentor, Role Model and Father

Gillings knows how important an active father is to a household. He was eight years old when his mother decided to escape an abusive relationship...

Dr. Jeffrey Nasse

Meeting Your Leaders – A Closer Look to College Provost Dr. Jeffrey Nasse

A small-town native from Saco, Maine, on June 2, 2021, Dr. Nasse was named provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs following a...

EMT Students

To The Rescue: EMT Students Prevent Drowning In Florida Keys

The jet ski without a passenger aboard first caught their attention. The cry for help a moment later triggered their trained response.

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Meet Your Leadership Team – A Closer Look to The College’s Structure and Management Roles

Under the leadership of College President Gregory Adam Haile, J.D., seven senior leaders are at the forefront of different teams that support the...

Genica Da Silva

Alive and Kicking! Emergency Brain Surgery Can’t Keep Burgeoning Businesswoman Down

The research paper had her stressed, so she tried her best to reason, but the sharp pain felt like more than an ordinary headache. Genica knew it...

Keshia Stvil

College Academy Students Take Unconventional Path to Graduation

Keshia entered College Academy during her junior year in high school, excited about the opportunity to earn real college credit but anxious about...

Wolf Charles

Family Approach Guides Minority Males to Graduation

College life had become a lot like washing his hair – lather, rinse, repeat. Once he finished classes at Broward College, Wolf Charles would...

Noah MacDonald

Striving for Greatness – Noah MacDonald Graduates as Semi-Finalist for the Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

At 20-years-old, Pembroke Pines native Noah MacDonald is well set on the path towards a bright future. He is graduating this spring with an...

Nazar Savitski

Broward College Graduate Conquered Opportunities During His Educational Journey

For Nazar Savitski, Broward College was his first choice to pursue post-secondary education. Despite emigrating to the United States from his home...

Rosean Monteith

A Full Circle – Life Experience Inspires Broward College Graduate to Help Others

Rosean Monteith will be completing an extraordinary milestone this May. He will become the first in his family to graduate college. While this...

Mashava Charles-Piggott and family

High-School Dropout Prepared for Career in Medical Sonography

Things have worked out for Mashava since she quit her job at the fast-food establishment and started taking online classes toward a high school...

Faculty members

Celebrating 17 Outstanding Faculty Members With the 2020-21 Professors of the Year and Endowed Teaching Chair Awards

The College boasts exceptional faculty, and it is not always easy to give them the credit they deserve, but each year, two awards recognize the...

Nursing students participate in delivering COVID-19 vaccines

Nursing Students Volunteer to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines to The Public

During their spring break between March 1 to 5, demonstrating their commitment to health care and the welfare of others, a group of Broward College...

Erika Noel

Showing Grit Through a Global Pandemic – SGA President Reaches the Finish Line at Broward College

Over the last two years, Erika Noel has been one of the most involved, active students at Broward College. Erika, who is graduating this fall with...

Tetyana Gurzhii

Ukrainian Immigrant Taps into 15 Years of Medical Experience to Graduate with Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Broward College

Tetyana Gurzhii moved to the United States from Ukraine six years ago with the hopes of continuing her journey in medicine.

Carolina Porto

The Pathway to Growth – Carolina Porto is Getting the Degree to Push Forward

When Carolina Porto first enrolled at Miami Dade College right out of high school, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do professionally....

Catherine Corado

Overcoming Obstacles to Celebrate a Milestone - The Journey of Catherine Corado

Nothing could stop 23-year-old Catherine Corado from reaching graduation. Her dedication, determination, and desire to work in nursing helped her...

Veneisia Tomlinson

Fall 2020 Grads – Scholarship Puts Jamaican Native Veneisia Tomlinson on the Path to Fulfilling her Dream

When Veneisia Tomlinson arrived in the United States from her native Jamaica at 18 years old, she had her mind set on immediately enrolling in...

Jenny Luo Achord

December Graduate Excited and Prepared to Take On Nursing Field

Jenny Luo Achord had never thought of being a nurse until about four years ago when she delivered her second child at a South Florida hospital....

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After Broward UP™ Training, Single Mother Doing Her Part to Rebuild Native Bahamas

After Broward UP™ Training, Single Mother Doing Her Part to Rebuild Native Bahamas

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In Florida House, Former Broward College Student Lends Her Voice to Boost District

In Florida House, Former Broward College Student Lends Her Voice to Boost District

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Home Free: Broward College Grad Now Owns Keys to His Future

Home Free: Broward College Grad Now Owns Keys to His Future

Noland Creary

Broward College Student Reaches Finals of Renowned Acting Competition

Noland became one of 12 finalists nationally for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in February 2020. This prestigious...

Class of 2020

A Place for Everyone – Non-Traditional Grad Reflects on His College Journey

When 33-year-old Robert Curran enrolled at Broward College two years ago, he knew that he would stand out. This spring, he is graduating with an...

Stephanie Guevara

Finding Strength in Your Own Struggles – A Broward College Grad Finds Her Call After Family’s Hardship

Stephanie is working towards becoming a pediatric oncologist after experiencing firsthand the painful journey of several family members, including...

Ojdre Sutherland

The Story of Ojdre Sutherland

For 25-year-old Ojdre Sutherland, a Jamaican native who moved to Florida at age 16, he counts himself as another success story. The oldest of six...

Class of 2020

Exceptional Grads – The Stories of Three Graduates from the Honors College

For Juliana Joseph, Rivkah Moshe, and Alysha Bryan, the Honors College supported them while they struggled with personal challenges and allowed...


Celebrating our Spring 2020 Graduates

This term, Broward College will recognize Spring 2020 graduates through a virtual ceremony on Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. While our celebration...

Renee Barrera

Reaching the Goal – A Personal Reflection from a Nursing Graduate During COVID-19

As we celebrate the work of these frontline caregivers, we also pause to recognize the 116 Broward College nursing graduates who completed their...

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#BCPROUD on the Frontlines – Philip Velez’ Role in Supply Chain During COVID-19

Whether it is a knock on the door, a ringing phone, an e-mail, handling invoices, checking stocks, or delivering supplies, for Philip Velez, a day...

Man painting pottery in front of brick wall.

#BCPROUD on the Frontline – Healthcare Worker Rachel Guran Experiences COVID-19 Firsthand

On a typical day, it’s a 24/7 work shift as the Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention for Rachel Guran. Her journey to this...

BC Student Life

Cast Your Vote – Student Government Associations Holds Elections for 2020-21 Academic Year

It’s business as usual for Student Life as the department will hold elections for new SGA members for the 2020-21 academic year. Despite...

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Saluting our Broward College Front Line Employees

In the last five weeks, most of us at Broward College has transitioned to remote work or remote learning. But, to ensure the continuity of our...

Broward College SGA

Adapting to Remote Learning – Words of Encouragement from your SGA Representatives

It’s the fourth week of remote learning for students through the spring semester, as part of efforts to flatten the curve of the COVID-19...

Armin Akbarpur Dehkordi

Armin Akbarpur Dehkordi: Broward College Honors College Opens Doors to Academic Scholarships

Armin is one of seven Broward College Seahawks selected for the 2020 All-Florida Academic Team, which recognizes outstanding students for...

Students gather with leadership inside of library

“Education is the Only Way out” – New Central Campus President Understands Struggle, and Rising Above it

For the past few weeks, Dr. Stephen Dunnivant has enjoyed the warm welcome of students, faculty, and staff at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus as...

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Broward College Announces Vice Provost and Campus President Appointments

Appointees include internal candidates, Drs. Jeffrey Nasse and Sunem Beaton-Garcia and Dr. Steven Dunnivant from Tallahassee Community College.

Man painting pottery in front of brick wall.

After Fleeing Crisis, Broward College Student’s Path is Written in Stars

At the other end of the phone, a muffled voice told him they knew where and when she would get off the school bus. Pedro Villegas feared for his...

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Broward College Student Sets Sights on Repairing Aviation Mechanic Shortage

When he was just a kid growing up in Nigeria, Davidson Nzekwe-Daniel would build model airplanes out of paper, cardboard, and tape and power the...

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When Everyone Turned Aside, DACA Student Turned to Broward College

While awaiting a change to his undocumented immigration status, Christian Del Valle’s college plans remained in limbo. All that was given was...

Man painting pottery in front of brick wall.

Through thick and thin – Mother and daughter work together towards completing their degrees

Nothing is impossible when a mother and daughter set a goal and join forces to achieve it. For Sofin and Sawdah Asim, they knew that if they wanted...

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The road from China to Broward College Graduation Filled with Grit for 45-Year-Old Mother

Whenever she went shopping, Lingling Qian subjected herself to frustrated looks from store clerks who sometimes could not understand a word she was...

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Broward College Student Awarded Prestigious Transfer Scholarship

Lucas Araujo Ferreira, a student at Broward College, is one of 61 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate...

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Fall 2018 Proud Grad - Abigail Francois Completes the First Bar to Her Career as a Lawyer

Abigail will be the first in her family to complete a degree. It’s a proud moment for the Hollywood native whose parents are from Haiti as...

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Fall 2018 Proud Grad – Gabriel Dos Santos Balances Academics and Extracurricular Activities for the Ultimate College Experience

Gabriel Dos Santos arrived in the United States in 2016 without really knowing what he wanted to study. Two years later, he is graduating with his...

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Broward College Announces Three New Appointments

Broward College Announces Three New Appointments: General Counsel and Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs; Executive Director,...

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Two Broward College Administrators Selected for Leadership Florida’s New Cornerstone and Connect

Leadership Florida has chosen two Broward College Administrators to participate it its prestigious classes and annual programs.

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Broward College's Marielena DeSanctis Named 2016 Hispanic Woman of Distinction

Broward College's Marielena DeSanctis, vice president of student affairs and enrollment, will be honored as one of 13 Hispanic Women of...