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TABLE OF CONTENTS<br />

2LETTER FROM<br />

THE PRESIDENT<br />

4<br />

<strong>2020</strong>-21 SERVICE<br />

IN NUMBERS<br />

5<br />

AWARDS AND<br />

RANKINGS<br />

6<strong>2020</strong>-21 NEWS<br />

HIGHLIGHTS<br />

7<br />

FULFILLING OUR<br />

COMMITMENT TO SERVING<br />

EVERY STUDENT<br />

17<br />

SERVING OUR<br />

COMMUNITY<br />

25<br />

STRENGTHENING OUR<br />

CULTURE OF SERVICE<br />

33<br />

CREATING BRIGHTER<br />

FUTURES<br />

39<br />

OUR COMMITMENT<br />

TO EXCELLENCE IN<br />

SERVICE CONTINUES<br />

MISSION<br />

Transforming students’ lives and enriching our diverse community through academic<br />

excellence, innovation, and meaningful career opportunities.<br />

VISION<br />

Broward College will be a destination for academic excellence, serving students from local<br />

communities and beyond. The College will embrace diversity—student, faculty, staff, and<br />

business partnerships—and foster a welcoming, affirming, and empowering culture of respect<br />

and inclusion. The College will stand at the leading edge of technological and environmentally<br />

sound innovation, providing attainable, high-quality educational programs. Broward College<br />

will be recognized for its recruitment and retention of diverse, outstanding faculty and staff<br />

whose primary focus will be to promote the success of each individual student while supporting<br />

lifelong learning for all students. As a model post-secondary institution, the College will connect<br />

its students to diverse local and global communities through technical, professional, and<br />

academic careers.


LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

Broward College<br />

Family and Friends,<br />

It is hard to imagine a year more transformational than<br />

the one we've just experienced. Enduring a full year of<br />

operations in the pandemic highlighted new issues for<br />

our students—personal finances amid the economic<br />

crisis, academic challenges amid emotional distress—<br />

requiring adjustments to our work as an institution.<br />

Also, we faced racial reckoning, economic calamity, and<br />

extraordinary political angst. We were not quiet about<br />

the racial unrest which has continued since the killing of<br />

George Floyd. We helped our community understand<br />

the potency of post-secondary engagement in the<br />

race toward equity. We did not shy from the attack on<br />

the Capitol on January 6. Instead, our message to the<br />

community obliged us to remain steadfast in the pursuit<br />

of a more perfect union. Like never before, Broward<br />

College proved to be a beacon of hope, supporting our<br />

students and the community. More than ever, we have<br />

learned the critical value of post-secondary education.<br />

Community colleges are an American invention designed<br />

to focus on equitable access to higher education for the<br />

entire community, as described explicitly by the 1947<br />

President’s Commission on Higher Education report.<br />

The tenets that established the Florida College System<br />

are similar, "...serve all who can benefit, without regard<br />

to age, race, gender, creed, or ethnic or economic<br />

background, while emphasizing the achievement of<br />

social and educational equity so that all can be prepared<br />

for full participation in society." Thus, the two common<br />

ideals—service and equity—define our purpose and our<br />

achievements for <strong>2020</strong>-21.<br />

For the last three years, through honest reflection<br />

and careful evaluation of our data, we have addressed<br />

access and improved student support. We have revisited<br />

our academic structure and institutional culture to<br />

fulfill our mission to those we are designed to serve.<br />

This continued to be the core of our work in <strong>2020</strong>-21,<br />

beginning with the Greater Impact Budget: Prioritizing<br />

Equity and Impact for Our Students and Community,<br />

capitalizing on the reinvestment of resources that yield<br />

the greatest return to our students and the community<br />

and a more resilient institution with the capability<br />

to respond to the inevitable cycle of challenges. As<br />

you review these highlights of our accomplishments<br />

throughout the year, you will see the outcome of our<br />

work, not only based on a priority-based funding model<br />

but one embedded in the core of our existence—service<br />

to all.<br />

This year, we thought it imperative to share our<br />

outcomes by including some of the compelling stories<br />

of those who have benefited from or contributed to our<br />

mission. Alongside the areas of service upon which we<br />

reflect—FULFILLING OUR COMMITMENT TO SERVING<br />

EVERY STUDENT, SERVING OUR COMMUNITY,<br />

STRENGTHENING OUR CULTURE OF SERVICE, and<br />

CREATING BRIGHTER FUTURES, you will learn the<br />

impact of our work from students, alumni<br />

and employees.<br />

Among the achievements we celebrate in FULFILLING<br />

OUR COMMITMENT TO SERVING EVERY STUDENT is a<br />

seven percent increase (14,065) in credentials awarded,<br />

including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and<br />

certificates. Through efforts to offer greater flexibility<br />

in meeting time and location, we increased advising<br />

appointments by 39 percent and expanded the type<br />

of early alerts available within the Coordinated Care<br />

Network from four to 27. This single technology platform<br />

improves the way our team cares for the needs of our<br />

students inside and outside the classroom. We also<br />

served more than 2,500 students with food and hygiene<br />

products through 28 drive-through events, loaned<br />

1,670 devices to students, and facilitated 199 Student<br />

Life events, including town halls and forums with senior<br />

leadership and trustees.<br />

In SERVING OUR COMMUNITY, we continued to improve<br />

access to post-secondary education and attainment<br />

through Broward UP. Last year, we served 1,399<br />

new participants and awarded 792 workforce-ready<br />

certificates and industry certifications. We launched case<br />

management support, providing one-on-one educational<br />

and career coaching to some 705 residents. We offered<br />

free workforce training through Rapid Credentials,<br />

serving 1,511 students. We also continued to support our<br />

community through outreach, engaging with residents<br />

at 41 virtual events, and offering opportunities for civic<br />

dialog through three virtual Village Square events in<br />

which 347 members of the public participated. We<br />

provided space for an on-campus walk-up vaccination<br />

site focused on helping members of our community who<br />

had challenges accessing other vaccination sites and<br />

facilitated related opportunities for our nursing<br />

students to assist local hospitals in administering<br />

COVID-19 vaccines.<br />

STRENGTHENING OUR CULTURE OF SERVICE means<br />

investing in our colleagues; without them, fulfilling<br />

our mission is impossible. Among our highlights is the<br />

national search for College provost and senior vice<br />

president, Academic Affairs. Dr. Jefferey Nasse, a 17-<br />

year veteran of the College, was selected from a field of<br />

89 candidates. In addition, there was the professional<br />

development of 1,000 faculty and staff through more<br />

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than 100 self-directed activities and workshops, 130<br />

full-time and part-time faculty completing effective<br />

teaching practice credentials, and expanding our work<br />

on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).<br />

Through various funding sources—local, federal, state,<br />

philanthropic gifts, and non-traditional revenue—<br />

Broward College is CREATING BRIGHTER FUTURES.<br />

We received 25 grant awards totaling $18 million,<br />

which allowed us to address food insecurity, support<br />

entrepreneurship education, and offer free workforce<br />

training through Rapid Credentials. We are grateful for<br />

the way we were also able to assist with the immediate<br />

needs of our students by disbursing more than $20<br />

million in aid to students through the Higher Education<br />

Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).<br />

As you review our achievements and ambitions, consider<br />

the <strong>2020</strong>-21 Annual Report your invitation to become<br />

part of our ongoing mission to "transform students'<br />

lives and enrich our diverse community through<br />

academic excellence, innovation, and meaningful career<br />

opportunities."<br />

I remain honored to serve our students, our colleagues,<br />

and our community as we collectively continue our<br />

relentless pursuit of the ideal.<br />

Our combination of service throughout <strong>2020</strong>-21 has led<br />

Broward College to a great combination of achievements<br />

and recognitions. Among them:<br />

• Awarded Finalist with Distinction in the<br />

2021 Aspen Prize for Community<br />

College Excellence.<br />

• Received a transformational gift of<br />

$30 million from the philanthropist<br />

MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett.<br />

We could not have achieved these accolades and other<br />

validation of our commitment to expand access to those<br />

furthest from opportunity without the bold and tireless<br />

support of our trustees, our hardworking and relentless<br />

faculty and staff, our many donors and partners in the<br />

public and private sectors, and the students who have<br />

trusted us to help them fulfill their dreams.<br />

Gregory Adam Haile, J.D.<br />

President<br />

As we turn the chapter to a new year, OUR<br />

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE<br />

CONTINUES. For 2021-22 our Board of Trustees has<br />

approved the budget, entitled Building Resiliency:<br />

Investing in Our Students, Our People, Our Future,<br />

prioritizing investments to enhance the student<br />

experience and post-completion outcomes. It improves<br />

the resiliency of our institution through employee<br />

retention and development and greater efficiency of<br />

our core functions. Importantly, it capitalizes on the<br />

heightened culture of care, service, and support that<br />

have become characteristic of the College’s work during<br />

the pandemic.<br />

<strong>2020</strong>-21 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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EXCERPTS FROM MESSAGES TO THE COMMUNITY<br />

To our students, faculty, and staff in the Broward College community of Asian heritage,<br />

we recognize your anguish, fear, and outrage. As I mentioned in June <strong>2020</strong>, our role is<br />

to provide a safe, inclusive environment for everyone. Any rise in hate and violence is a<br />

concern to us all. Any behavior that infringes on the safety or well-being of our students<br />

and employees or interferes with our learning environment will not be tolerated. We<br />

will continue to take proactive steps to ensure this is the case. To that end, the College<br />

formed the Advisory Council for the Advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion<br />

(ACADEI) which has and will continue to address matters of social injustice and<br />

inequity. As the ACADEI Social Justice Syllabus Statement says,<br />

‘Together, we will cultivate a diverse and<br />

inclusive learning environment.’<br />

Those words are not only true inside of the classroom, but also serve as an axiom for<br />

our entire institution.<br />

Our Choice is Still Love<br />

A message in response to the shootings in Atlanta on March 16, 2021.<br />

Our democracy is resilient because of our institutions<br />

and our people—our diversity strengthens us.<br />

Our American democracy was built to last, and it will last, but it requires us to continue<br />

to stand together in favor of our democracy and against hate and violence. We lost<br />

our balance, but we did not fall. Soon, we will be sprinting toward our next great<br />

achievement, between the stumbles.<br />

Together we serve.<br />

Between the Stumbles<br />

A message in response to January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

Unlike any recent election, such attention and engagement may have been injected<br />

with heightened levels of division among our family, our friends, and perhaps even our<br />

colleagues. The uncertainty of the outcome more than 48 hours after the election may<br />

have added to the uneasiness. Still, we should find calm in our Broward College family.<br />

Irrespective of the presidential election results,<br />

we are one family here at Broward College.<br />

Together, close to 5,000 Broward College employees from diverse backgrounds have<br />

been unified by our shared commitment to serve our students, uplift each other, and<br />

elevate our community. We work together to transform lives for the better.<br />

E Pluribus Unum<br />

A message in anticipation of the <strong>2020</strong> Presidential election results.<br />

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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS<br />

1<br />

Recognized by the Aspen Institute as a Finalist<br />

with Distinction along with five other state and<br />

national recognitions.<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 7<br />

2<br />

Increased support to students with more<br />

than 18,000 voice calls placed through the<br />

Ambassador Program and achieved a<br />

39 percent increase in advising appointments.<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 12<br />

3<br />

Helped more than 2,500 students overcome<br />

barriers to post-secondary education through<br />

food and hygiene distribution events.<br />

4<br />

Strengthened academic and transfer programs<br />

with nine new Technical Certificates, three<br />

Externships, and 22 new Transfer Agreements.<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 16<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 17<br />

5<br />

Improved post-secondary education access<br />

across our community by serving 1,399<br />

participants through Broward UP.<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 24<br />

6<br />

Supported the fight against COVID-19 with the<br />

distribution of more than 52,000 vaccine doses<br />

to residents through an on-campus<br />

vaccination site.<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 26<br />

7<br />

Improved leadership and training for more than<br />

1,000 faculty and staff through Professional<br />

Development and other opportunities.<br />

8<br />

Provided more than 3,800 internal<br />

scholarships to students through the<br />

Broward College Foundation.<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 32<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 38<br />

9<br />

Received $32.6 million in philanthropic<br />

contributions to scholarships and programs,<br />

including a transformational gift of $30 million<br />

from MacKenzie Scott and husband, Dan Jewett.<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 40<br />

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Developed the new budget, “Building Resiliency:<br />

Investing in Our Students, Our People, Our<br />

Future,” which prioritizes student resiliency,<br />

student success, and care for our employees.<br />

LEARN MORE: PAGE 44<br />

<strong>2020</strong>-21 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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<strong>2020</strong>-21 SERVICE IN NUMBERS<br />

164<br />

PROGRAMS<br />

OF STUDY<br />

10<br />

BACHELOR’S<br />

DEGREES<br />

11<br />

INTERNATIONAL<br />

CENTERS<br />

3<br />

INTERNATIONAL<br />

ASSOCIATES<br />

58,659<br />

STUDENTS<br />

56.4%<br />

WOMEN<br />

35.9%<br />

MEN<br />

52%<br />

46%<br />

2,200<br />

500<br />

PELL ELIGIBLE<br />

36.3%<br />

LATINX<br />

28.6%<br />

BLACK<br />

15.1%<br />

WHITE<br />

FIRST GENERATION IN COLLEGE<br />

DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS<br />

STUDENTS ATTENDING<br />

INTERNATIONAL CENTERS<br />

AND ASSOCIATES<br />

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS<br />

IN FLORIDA<br />

14,065<br />

CREDENTIALS EARNED<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

4,321<br />

EMPLOYEES<br />

756<br />

5,499<br />

1,396<br />

251<br />

6,163<br />

BACHELOR’S<br />

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS<br />

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE AND<br />

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE<br />

ADVANCED TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES<br />

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES<br />

AND OTHER CERTIFICATES<br />

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AWARDS AND RANKINGS<br />

In 2021, as a Finalist with Distinction in the<br />

Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence,<br />

Broward College was recognized as one of the top<br />

five community colleges nationally from more<br />

than 1,000 colleges.<br />

In 2021, Broward College was one of ten institutions<br />

selected to participate in the Achieving the Dream (ATD)<br />

and the University of Southern California Race and Equity<br />

Center Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA), a<br />

year-long program designed to support teams of five<br />

individuals from each college to develop a bold, strategic<br />

racial equity plan with actionable solutions to<br />

implement at their institution.<br />

In 2021, University HQ ranked<br />

Broward College the most affordable college in<br />

Florida from more than 100 higher education<br />

institutions in the state.<br />

In 2021, the College ranked second in the state<br />

for the number of CAPE Funded Industry<br />

Certifications, with 1,287 industry certifications<br />

reported which resulted in over $1.23 million<br />

in performance-based incentives. The CAPE<br />

Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding<br />

List is a part of the state colleges' incentive<br />

funding to strengthen connections between<br />

education programs and workforce needs.<br />

In <strong>2020</strong>, in its Top 100 Degree Producers, Diverse Issues<br />

in Higher Education ranked Broward College from<br />

among every American institution of higher education<br />

that awards associate degrees as second in the nation<br />

for the number of associate degrees conferred to African<br />

American students, fourth for all minority groups, and<br />

tenth for Hispanic students.<br />

FSMSDC<br />

Florida State<br />

Minority Supplier<br />

Development Council<br />

In <strong>2020</strong>, Broward College was named “Local<br />

Corporation of The Year” by the Florida State<br />

Minority Supplier Development Council at their<br />

45th Business Impact Awards program.<br />

2021 <strong>2020</strong>-21 ANNUAL ANNUAL REPORT REPORT<br />

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<strong>2020</strong>-21 NEWS HIGHLIGHTS<br />

MacKenzie Scott and husband<br />

Dan Jewett Make Large Gifts to 3<br />

Florida Schools<br />

Broward College is among three<br />

Florida higher education institutions<br />

to receive a gift from philanthropist<br />

MacKenzie Scott and husband<br />

Dan Jewett.<br />

Associated Press, June 15, 2021<br />

Aviation in the Classroom: Broward<br />

College Air Traffic Control Tower<br />

Program Feature<br />

Part of a PBS special feature on<br />

Aviation in South Florida, this video<br />

showcases Broward College’s unique<br />

Air Traffic Control program, which<br />

is preparing students for successful<br />

aviation careers.<br />

Your South Florida PBS, June 5, 2021<br />

This Broward College Initiative<br />

Is Breaking Down Barriers to<br />

Entrepreneurship<br />

The news feature highlights how the<br />

Broward College Entrepreneurial<br />

Experience (BCEx) aims to make<br />

entrepreneurship accessible to all.<br />

Nursing Graduate Feature<br />

Broward College graduates its<br />

largest class of future nurses amid a<br />

pandemic.<br />

NBC 6, May 7, 2021<br />

Refresh Miami, May 26, 2021<br />

Innovating New Ways to Tackle Food<br />

Insecurity for Students<br />

In Episode 24 of In the Margins<br />

podcast, President Haile discusses<br />

Single Stop, Seahawk Marketplace,<br />

and more.<br />

In the Margins on Diverse Education,<br />

April 8, 2021<br />

Analysis: U.S. Central Bankers are<br />

Mostly White Men. The Fed Wants to<br />

Change That<br />

This Reuters story includes an<br />

interview with President Haile as one<br />

of the newest board members of the<br />

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.<br />

Reuters, March 9, 2021<br />

New COVID Vaccination Sites Open<br />

In Miami and Broward to Better<br />

Reach Black Communities<br />

Broward College hosts a COVID-19<br />

walk-up vaccination site on North<br />

Campus in Coconut Creek to<br />

help residents who have difficulty<br />

accessing other sites.<br />

Save Nurses. Get the COVID-19<br />

Vaccine. | Opinion<br />

Sara Turpel, RN, Ph.D., CCRN-K,<br />

dean of Nursing at Broward College,<br />

urges all to get vaccinated<br />

against COVID-19.<br />

The Sun Sentinel, February 15, 2021<br />

Miami Herald, February 25, 2021<br />

Broward College Receives Almost<br />

$400,000 Grant to Help Students<br />

Experiencing Food Insecurity<br />

Broward College receives nearly<br />

$400,000 in grant funding from<br />

Florida Blue to build three food<br />

pantries, one on each campus, over<br />

the next four years.<br />

WLRN, February 4, 2021<br />

Serving Working Students With<br />

Innovation and Agility<br />

President Haile discusses Broward<br />

College's work to add short-term<br />

credentials that are stackable and<br />

feature embedded professional<br />

certifications.<br />

The Key Podcast with Inside<br />

Higher Ed, December 15, <strong>2020</strong><br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

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Tax Burden Equal to 70% Rate<br />

Crushes Americans Unable to Pay<br />

This Bloomberg article gives insight<br />

into how Broward College will partner<br />

with the Federal Reserve Bank of<br />

Atlanta on the CLIFF dashboard to<br />

support students.<br />

Bloomberg News, October 15, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Onward and Upward<br />

This six-page cover story features an<br />

interview with President Haile about<br />

the work of Broward UP.<br />

South Florida Business and Wealth,<br />

September <strong>2020</strong>


2021 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

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FIRST GENERATION<br />

STUDENT FINDS<br />

SUPPORT AND A<br />

SECOND CHANCE<br />

Rosean Monteith, 22<br />

Associate of Arts<br />

Spring 2021 Graduate<br />

After migrating to the United States from Jamaica as a teen with his<br />

father, Rosean Monteith struggled to find his way. The experiences<br />

he faced forced him to grow up fast and fend for himself at a very<br />

young age. He eventually connected with HANDY Inc., a non-profit<br />

organization focused on achieving positive, lasting change for youth<br />

by providing life skills, education, and a supportive community. They<br />

got him on the right path to enrolling at Broward College. It was the<br />

beginning of a second chance in life for Rosean, who was hoping against<br />

hope to latch on to the support he was rarely extended at home.<br />

With seemingly few places to turn, Rosean got involved in student<br />

government, became a Student Life ambassador, and founded the<br />

Multicultural Club. In the meantime, he developed a strong connection<br />

with associate dean Sheila Fabius who provided the guidance and<br />

support he never knew existed.<br />

“If it weren’t for all the support and the resources available to the<br />

students, I wouldn’t be crossing this major goal,” said Rosean, who was<br />

among the more than 4,000 graduates in May 2021, and the first in his<br />

family to graduate college. “It makes a world of difference to have the<br />

resources I did.”<br />

Determined to give back what was freely given to him, Rosean isn’t<br />

finished. He is currently employed with a local construction company<br />

and has started classes at Florida Atlantic University, where he is<br />

pursuing a degree in Public Management.<br />

2021 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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FIRST GENERATION<br />

STUDENT FINDS<br />

SUPPORT AND A<br />

SECOND CHANCE<br />

Rosean Monteith, 22<br />

Associate of Arts<br />

Spring 2021 Graduate<br />

After migrating to the United States from Jamaica as a teen with his<br />

father, Rosean Monteith struggled to find his way. The experiences<br />

he faced forced him to grow up fast and fend for himself at a very<br />

young age. He eventually connected with HANDY Inc., a non-profit<br />

organization focused on achieving positive, lasting change for youth<br />

by providing life skills, education, and a supportive community. They<br />

got him on the right path to enrolling at Broward College. It was the<br />

beginning of a second chance in life for Rosean, who was hoping<br />

against hope to latch on to the support he was rarely extended at<br />

home.<br />

With seemingly few places to turn, Rosean got involved in student<br />

government, became a Student Life ambassador, and founded the<br />

Multicultural Club. In the meantime, he developed a strong connection<br />

with associate dean Sheila Fabius who provided the guidance and<br />

support he never knew existed.<br />

“If it weren’t for all the support and the resources available to the<br />

students, I wouldn’t be crossing this major goal,” said Rosean, who<br />

was among the more than 4,000 graduates in May 2021, and the first<br />

in his family to graduate college. “It makes a world of difference to<br />

have the resources I did.”<br />

Determined to give back what was freely given to him, Rosean isn’t<br />

finished. He is currently employed with a local construction company<br />

and has started classes at Florida Atlantic University, where he is<br />

pursuing a degree in Public Management.<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

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2021 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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FULFILLING OUR COMMITMENT TO<br />

SERVING EVERY STUDENT<br />

Broward College is committed to serving every student regardless of wealth, gender, sexual orientation, religious<br />

belief, or race. This commitment begins even before students are enrolled at the College through partnerships with<br />

Broward County Public Schools and non-profit organizations like HANDY, Inc., which direct students like Rosean to our<br />

College. We offer programs, services and activities that provide everyone the opportunity to fulfill their post-secondary<br />

dreams. Among the highlights of our service, which brought stellar accomplishments in the last year, are advising, the<br />

Coordinated Care Network, Seahawk Outreach Services (SOS), Student Life, technology and innovation, and<br />

transfer agreements.<br />

We improved onboarding and outreach support by<br />

engaging students through the launch of the<br />

Broward College Ambassadors program, which within<br />

four months of operation placed more than 18,000<br />

voice calls to students, assisting with financial aid and<br />

registration. Once registered, our advising curriculum<br />

ensures students like Rosean and Nazende (see story<br />

on opposite page) are guided based on their career<br />

interests. In <strong>2020</strong>-21, by offering greater flexibility in<br />

meeting time and location, advising appointments<br />

increased by 39 percent.<br />

We strengthened our academic support and how our<br />

team cares for our students through the Coordinated<br />

Care Network. The network portal accessible to<br />

faculty and staff is comprised of Academic Advising,<br />

Accessibility Resources, Academic Success Centers<br />

(ASC), Career Services, Student Financial Services,<br />

International Student Services, SOS, Student<br />

Onboarding, and Transfer Services. We increased the<br />

type of early alerts within the portal from four to 27, and<br />

students who received an intervention persisted into<br />

the next term at a rate 5.5 percent higher compared<br />

to those students who did not respond to the alerts.<br />

This level of coordinated service contributed to the<br />

successful transfer to a university for Rosean and the<br />

level of care Nazende and others experienced from<br />

professors and other staff.<br />

At any given time, students may face non-academic<br />

struggles that present an obstacle in their educational<br />

journey—hunger, homelessness, domestic violence,<br />

and financial hardship. SOS offers support to students<br />

to guarantee success in their educational pursuits.<br />

Advocates work to connect students with resources<br />

they need, whether available within the College or an<br />

external agency. More than 2,500 students received<br />

food packages and hygiene products, 1,600 received<br />

assistance with laptops, and Lyft provided 850 rides to<br />

students facing transportation challenges.<br />

Student Life departments continued to serve students<br />

virtually, hosting more than 190 major events addressing<br />

social justice issues, national recognition days,<br />

the uncertainty of college life post-pandemic, and<br />

navigating life in general. In the area of technology and<br />

innovation we designed over 300 courses for online<br />

delivery. The project, completed with $7.56 million<br />

in funding allocated to the institution through the<br />

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES)<br />

Act, allows the College to increase student access to<br />

various associate degrees and certificate programs<br />

not previously available online. Focused on student<br />

outcomes, even after they complete Broward College,<br />

we finalized 22 transfer agreements with 17 universities.<br />

Our student outcomes and programs have been wellrecognized.<br />

Broward College was named for the first<br />

time a finalist in all three categories of the Bellwether<br />

Award which recognizes outstanding and innovative<br />

programs in community college education. The<br />

categories are Instructional Programs and Services<br />

(Avatar Simulation), Workforce Development<br />

(Broward UP), and Planning, Governance and Finance<br />

(RAPID credentials program). We were also named<br />

a Finalist with Distinction in the 2021 Aspen Prize<br />

for Community College Excellence. The Aspen Prize<br />

celebrates the practices and excellence in teaching and<br />

learning, degree completion and successful transfer<br />

to four-year institutions, success in the workforce, and<br />

equitable outcomes for diverse student groups.<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

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18,333<br />

outbound calls placed through<br />

the newly launched Ambassadors<br />

Program between March 29 and July 9, 2021. This<br />

provides a new avenue to engage with students. For<br />

example, of the 6,674 students the team connected<br />

with to support registration for summer and fall 2021,<br />

82 percent completed registration.<br />

WAIT TIMES OF<br />

10 MINUTES OR LESS<br />

achieved through remote student support<br />

through the QLess system, a virtual line for<br />

various student support services, including<br />

admissions, advising, Student Financial Services,<br />

Career Services, and the Cashier’s Office.<br />

ADVISING AND SUPPORT<br />

39% INCREASE<br />

in advising appointments scheduled,<br />

55 percent increase in attendance and<br />

31 percent increase in total students served. The new virtual<br />

modality offers students greater flexibility in time and location to<br />

meet with an advisor.<br />

23<br />

TYPES<br />

OF NEW<br />

EARLY<br />

ALERTS<br />

added to the Coordinated Care Network. The network<br />

comprises various service areas across the College<br />

that are mutually committed to meeting students'<br />

needs using shared processes and a single technology<br />

platform (BC Navigate). Students alerted during fall<br />

<strong>2020</strong> and received an intervention persisted into<br />

spring 2021 at a rate 5.5 percent higher compared to<br />

those students who did not respond.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT<br />

POINTED IN RIGHT<br />

DIRECTION<br />

Nazende Ipek Kerkeser, 22<br />

Associate of Arts<br />

Projected Graduation Date - Fall 2021<br />

After leaving the comforts of home in her native Turkey to start her<br />

path toward a career in astrophysics in the United States, Nazende<br />

Ipek Kerkeser would sometimes find the adjustments to life as an<br />

international student overwhelming.<br />

“I was here all alone, and I was having so many personal problems,”<br />

said the 22-year-old, who enrolled at Broward College in January<br />

<strong>2020</strong>, just before COVID-19 extended its grip on South Florida. “My<br />

car broke down on nine different occasions in the middle of I-95, and<br />

my parents were not around to help me out."<br />

But as Nazende became more exposed to life at Broward College, the<br />

moving parts in her life began to fit. She joined the tennis club and<br />

started volunteering at Buehler Planetarium. She also became more<br />

involved with Student Life and eventually joined the team, first as a<br />

student ambassador and three semesters later became an<br />

orientation leader.<br />

“I love my job,” said Nazende, who, after completing her Associate of<br />

Arts degree at Broward College, hopes to pursue a bachelor’s degree<br />

at Columbia University. “I enjoy helping new students—just like I was—<br />

get to know Broward College even better.”<br />

Her connection to life on campus has been complemented by<br />

exceptional academic support.<br />

She credits her English professor Michael Newman, who gave her the<br />

extra attention she needed to improve her writing skills. Her Math<br />

professor Juliet Carl ensured the international student had what she<br />

needed to succeed. By the end of the first semester, Nazende, with<br />

a GPA of more than 3.5, was invited to join the Robert "Bob" Elmore<br />

Honors College.<br />

"I chose Broward College because I saw there were many international<br />

students, and that attracted me. I have to give credit to my advisor<br />

who helped me determine my educational plan and my supervisor in<br />

Student Life who gave me support and encouragement."<br />

2021 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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FULFILLING OUR COMMITMENT TO<br />

SERVING EVERY STUDENT<br />

Broward College is committed to serving every student regardless of wealth, gender, sexual orientation, religious<br />

belief, or race. This commitment begins even before students are enrolled at the College through partnerships with<br />

Broward County Public Schools and non-profit organizations like HANDY, Inc., which direct students like Rosean to our<br />

College. We offer programs, services and activities that provide everyone the opportunity to fulfill their post-secondary<br />

dreams. Among the highlights of our service, which brought stellar accomplishments in the last year, are advising, the<br />

Coordinated Care Network, Seahawk Outreach Services (SOS), Student Life, technology and innovation, and<br />

transfer agreements.<br />

We improved onboarding and outreach support by<br />

engaging students through the launch of the<br />

Broward College Ambassadors program, which within<br />

four months of operation placed more than 18,000<br />

voice calls to students, assisting with financial aid and<br />

registration. Once registered, our advising curriculum<br />

ensures students like Rosean and Nazende (see story<br />

on opposite page) are guided based on their career<br />

interests. In <strong>2020</strong>-21, by offering greater flexibility in<br />

meeting time and location, advising appointments<br />

increased by 39 percent.<br />

We strengthened our academic support and how our<br />

team cares for our students through the Coordinated<br />

Care Network. The network portal accessible to<br />

faculty and staff is comprised of Academic Advising,<br />

Accessibility Resources, Academic Success Centers<br />

(ASC), Career Services, Student Financial Services,<br />

International Student Services, SOS, Student<br />

Onboarding, and Transfer Services. We increased the<br />

type of early alerts within the portal from four to 27, and<br />

students who received an intervention persisted into<br />

the next term at a rate 5.5 percent higher compared<br />

to those students who did not respond to the alerts.<br />

This level of coordinated service contributed to the<br />

successful transfer to a university for Rosean and the<br />

level of care Nazende and others experienced from<br />

professors and other staff.<br />

At any given time, students may face non-academic<br />

struggles that present an obstacle in their educational<br />

journey—hunger, homelessness, domestic violence,<br />

and financial hardship. SOS offers support to students<br />

to guarantee success in their educational pursuits.<br />

Advocates work to connect students with resources<br />

they need, whether available within the College or an<br />

external agency. More than 2,500 students received<br />

food packages and hygiene products, 1,600 received<br />

assistance with laptops, and Lyft provided 850 rides to<br />

students facing transportation challenges.<br />

Student Life departments continued to serve students<br />

virtually, hosting more than 190 major events addressing<br />

social justice issues, national recognition days,<br />

the uncertainty of college life post-pandemic, and<br />

navigating life in general. In the area of technology and<br />

innovation we designed over 300 courses for online<br />

delivery. The project, completed with $7.56 million<br />

in funding allocated to the institution through the<br />

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES)<br />

Act, allows the College to increase student access to<br />

various associate degrees and certificate programs<br />

not previously available online. Focused on student<br />

outcomes, even after they complete Broward College,<br />

we finalized 22 transfer agreements with 17 universities.<br />

Our student outcomes and programs have been wellrecognized.<br />

Broward College was named for the first<br />

time a finalist in all three categories of the Bellwether<br />

Award which recognizes outstanding and innovative<br />

programs in community college education. The<br />

categories are Instructional Programs and Services<br />

(Avatar Simulation), Workforce Development (Broward<br />

UP), and Planning, Governance and Finance (RAPID<br />

credentials program). We were also named a Finalist<br />

with Distinction in the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community<br />

College Excellence. The Aspen Prize celebrates the<br />

practices and excellence in teaching and learning,<br />

degree completion and successful transfer to four-year<br />

institutions, success in the workforce, and equitable<br />

outcomes for diverse student groups.<br />

POINTED IN RIGHT<br />

STUDENT<br />

INTERNATIONAL<br />

DIRECTION<br />

path toward a career in astrophysics in the United States, Nazende<br />

her start to Turkey native her in home of comforts the leaving After<br />

international student overwhelming.<br />

find the adjustments to life as an<br />

sometimes would Kerkeser Ipek<br />

said the 22-year-old, who enrolled at Broward College in January<br />

personal problems,”<br />

many so having was I and alone, all here was “I<br />

car broke down on nine different occasions in the middle of I-95, and<br />

“My<br />

Florida. South on grip its extended COVID-19 before just <strong>2020</strong>,<br />

my parents were not around to help me out."<br />

extra attention she needed to improve her writing skills. Her Math<br />

professor Juliet Carl ensured the international student had what she<br />

Her connection to life on campus has been complemented by<br />

exceptional academic support.<br />

Nazende Ipek Kerkeser, 22<br />

Projected Graduation Date - Fall 2021<br />

Arts of Associate<br />

moving parts in her life began to fit. She joined the tennis club and<br />

the<br />

College, Broward at life to exposed more became Nazende as But<br />

involved with Student Life and eventually joined the team, first as a<br />

more<br />

became also She Planetarium. Buehler at volunteering started<br />

orientation leader.<br />

three semesters later became an<br />

and ambassador student<br />

Arts degree at Broward College, hopes to pursue a bachelor’s degree<br />

of<br />

Associate her completing after who, Nazende, said job,” my love “I<br />

get to know Broward College even better.”<br />

like I was—<br />

students—just new helping enjoy “I University. Columbia at<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

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18,333<br />

outbound calls placed through<br />

the newly launched Ambassadors<br />

Program between March 29 and July 9, 2021. This<br />

provides a new avenue to engage with students. For<br />

example, of the 6,674 students the team connected<br />

with to support registration for summer and fall 2021,<br />

82 percent completed registration.<br />

WAIT TIMES OF<br />

10 MINUTES OR LESS<br />

achieved through remote student support<br />

through the QLess system, a virtual line for<br />

various student support services, including<br />

admissions, advising, Student Financial Services,<br />

Career Services, and the Cashier’s Office.<br />

ADVISING AND SUPPORT<br />

39% INCREASE<br />

in ADVISING appointments scheduled,<br />

55 PERCENT INCREASE in attendance and<br />

31 PERCENT INCREASE in total students served. The new virtual<br />

modality offers students greater flexibility in time and location to<br />

meet with an advisor.<br />

23<br />

TYPES<br />

OF NEW<br />

EARLY<br />

ALERTS<br />

She credits her English professor Michael Newman, who gave her the<br />

Nazende, with a GPA of more than 3.5, was invited to join<br />

semester,<br />

first the of end the By succeed. to needed<br />

the Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College.<br />

students, and that attracted me. I have to give credit to my advisor<br />

international<br />

many were there saw I because College Broward chose "I<br />

Student Life who gave me support and encouragement."<br />

supervisor in<br />

my and plan educational my determine me helped who<br />

added to the Coordinated Care Network. The network<br />

comprises various service areas across the College<br />

that are mutually committed to meeting students'<br />

needs using shared processes and a single technology<br />

platform (BC Navigate). Students alerted during fall<br />

<strong>2020</strong> and received an intervention persisted into<br />

spring 2021 at a rate 5.5 percent higher compared to<br />

those students who did not respond.


2021 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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SERVING STUDENTS BEFORE COLLEGE<br />

46<br />

SCHOLARS<br />

from Deerfield Beach, McArthur, and South Broward High Schools<br />

took part in TRIO Broward College Upward Bound, which assisted the<br />

students with completing their secondary education. The students<br />

received a combined offer of $1.5 million in scholarships and have been<br />

accepted to several selective institutions, including Yale, Stanford,<br />

Syracuse, Wake Forest, Penn State, and George Washington University.<br />

Upward Bound is one of the federally funded TRIO programs offered<br />

at the College. These outreach and student services programs are<br />

designed to help students progress through the academic pipeline<br />

from middle school to graduate degree programs. TRIO Upward Bound<br />

serves students at Deerfield Beach, McArthur, and South Broward High<br />

Schools.<br />

25<br />

WORK-STUDY STUDENTS<br />

hired to provide peer-level communication<br />

and outreach to 1,500 prospective students<br />

and applicants.<br />

38<br />

STUDENTS<br />

graduated with an Associate of Arts from the first<br />

class of Millennium 6 to 12 Collegiate Academy,<br />

which is structured like dual enrollment articulation<br />

but spread across four years rather than two,<br />

beginning with ninth-grade students.<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

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400<br />

Rickards Middle School students were hosted<br />

participants<br />

on North Campus between April and June to<br />

complete the <strong>2020</strong>-21 academic year due to an<br />

emergency on their campus. During their time on<br />

the campus, the students received information on<br />

programs at the College, participated in a virtual<br />

seminar hosted by the Education Pathway, and<br />

toured the Nursing, Health Sciences, Information<br />

Technology, and Engineering labs.<br />

900<br />

in “The YouTuber Conference,” a virtual<br />

conference held in partnership with Bridge2Life (B2L)<br />

South Florida. The event highlighted the College’s<br />

academic programs, provided monetary incentives, and<br />

offered internships and jobs for the teens in attendance.


SERVING STUDENT NEEDS FROM START TO FINISH<br />

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY<br />

9,141<br />

Certified Electronic Digital Diplomas<br />

issued to graduates within 24 hours<br />

following graduation. Before implementing<br />

<strong>digital</strong> diplomas, graduates waited six to<br />

eight weeks to receive a printed version<br />

in the mail. This new swift timeline gives<br />

graduates an edge in attaching the <strong>digital</strong><br />

diploma to job applications, resumes, and<br />

sharing their accomplishments on<br />

social media.<br />

200<br />

pre-service<br />

307<br />

databases and hundreds of thousands of<br />

eBooks made available through the College’s<br />

libraries are now seamlessly accessible to all<br />

students, staff, and faculty with their College login.<br />

teachers facilitated in 293 hours of<br />

simulations. The mixed-reality classroom with<br />

simulated students provided pre-teachers displaced<br />

from their in-person K-12 field experience the<br />

opportunity to develop their pedagogical practice in<br />

a safe and highly immersive environment.<br />

300<br />

COURSES<br />

designed for online delivery during the <strong>2020</strong>-21<br />

academic year. The project, completed with $7.56<br />

million in funding allocated to the institution through<br />

the CARES Act, allows the College to increase student<br />

access to various associate degrees and certificate<br />

programs not previously available online. The redesign<br />

aligns the courses with the best practices in teaching<br />

and learning, improves mapping student outcomes to<br />

assessment, and increases the accessibility of learning<br />

materials.<br />

85<br />

SYNCHRONOUS<br />

CLASSROOMS<br />

designed and implemented to allow<br />

professors to conduct classes where<br />

students can attend in-person or remotely.<br />

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ENSURING EQUITABLE OUTCOMES<br />

Broward College is invested in equity. Equity is about outcomes, and fundamentally realigning institutional practice,<br />

policy, and mindset to ensure that all students succeed. Throughout <strong>2020</strong>-21 we continued to realign and strengthen<br />

programs and initiatives focused on access, learning and success. Some of these measures include actions or<br />

programs implemented in collaboration with external partners to address the specific needs of targeted students,<br />

such as the work done through Broward UP. Measures like the embedded librarians and Academic Success Centers are<br />

applied to all students but are known to affect at-risk students positively. Other measures, such as the Minority Male<br />

Initiative (MMI), are targeted to specific subgroups of students.<br />

445 52<br />

SERVED<br />

THROUGH<br />

MMI<br />

MMI focuses on supporting completion goals and improving persistence<br />

and retention rates among minority male students.<br />

• 207 students served through the MMI Mentorship Program. Students<br />

enrolled in the program had a retention rate that was nine percent<br />

higher than non-MMI students and 17 percent higher than<br />

white students.<br />

• 222 recent high school graduates or first time in college students<br />

served through the Seahawk Summer Academy (SSA). As part of MMI,<br />

recent high school graduates can earn up to four college credits while<br />

participating in fun activities and being part of a learning community<br />

of peers as they start their academic journey. Overall, students in<br />

the cohort averaged a 14 percent higher retention rate than non-SSA<br />

students in any course.<br />

• 26 graduates of the Pre-college Summer Leadership Institute (PSLI)<br />

were recognized through a virtual celebration in July <strong>2020</strong>. PSLI, which<br />

started five years ago, is one of several programs offered through MMI<br />

to connect minority male high school students to the institution.<br />

course sections supported<br />

college-wide through the<br />

Academic Success Centers.<br />

68%<br />

of students in writing credit<br />

courses with an embedded<br />

librarian enrolled for the<br />

next semester.<br />

BREAKING BARRIERS<br />

2,598<br />

students served through<br />

rides<br />

28 food and hygiene<br />

distribution events.<br />

1,670<br />

devices including webcams<br />

and computers provided to<br />

students through the laptop<br />

loaner program.<br />

885<br />

provided through the College’s Lyft<br />

program to assist students to attend<br />

classes, visit the Library or Academic<br />

Success Centers, and food drives.<br />

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

1,723<br />

GRADUATES<br />

participated in two<br />

virtual commencement<br />

ceremonies.<br />

600<br />

GRADUATES<br />

participated in the<br />

spring 2021 Grad Fest<br />

drive-through event.<br />

199<br />

STUDENT<br />

LIFE<br />

EVENTS<br />

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NEW ACADEMIC PROGRAMS,<br />

TRANSFER PROGRAMS AND EXTERNSHIPS<br />

9<br />

NEW TECHNICAL<br />

CERTIFICATES<br />

• Automation<br />

• Culinary Arts<br />

Management Operations<br />

• Human Resources Manager<br />

• Lean Manufacturing<br />

• Mechatronics<br />

• Pneumatics Hydraulics<br />

• Real Estate Specialist<br />

• Rooms Division Operations<br />

• Rooms Division Specialist<br />

3<br />

EXTERNSHIPS<br />

These programs in partnership with employers are part of a<br />

course of study that give students practical training in<br />

their field.<br />

• Broward County State Attorney Office<br />

• Sunserve<br />

• Women in Distress<br />

2<br />

ACCELERATED PROGRAMS<br />

CONNECTING STUDENTS FROM<br />

BACHELOR’S TO MASTER’S DEGREES<br />

• 4+1 Articulation Agreement with Florida International<br />

University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism. Students<br />

can take courses in the Bachelor of Applied Science in<br />

Supervision Management and earn up to 12 credits towards a<br />

master's in Hospitality and Tourism Management.<br />

• 4+1 Articulation Agreement with the University of West<br />

Florida. Students in the Bachelor of Science Environmental<br />

Science program can take graduate-level distance learning<br />

courses toward a Master of Science in Environmental Science<br />

(non-thesis).<br />

22<br />

NEW TRANSFER<br />

AGREEMENTS<br />

to<br />

17 UNIVERSITIES<br />

AND COLLEGES<br />

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<strong>2020</strong>-21 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS<br />

14,065<br />

CREDENTIALS EARNED<br />

plus<br />

1,287<br />

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS<br />

These are approved third-party tests that<br />

demonstrate students meet or exceed the<br />

established industry standard.<br />

53 in<br />

98%<br />

fully certified teachers completed their degree, the largest graduation class of baccalaureate<br />

students in the Teacher Education Program thanks to the launch of accelerated tracks. As of<br />

fall <strong>2020</strong>, Education baccalaureate courses were offered in eight-week mini sessions. This<br />

helped pre-service teachers reach completion in under two years, led to increased enrollment<br />

fall <strong>2020</strong> and spring 2021, and allowed students to shift from part-time to full-time status.<br />

pass rate in <strong>2020</strong> for Broward College<br />

graduates of the corrections academy<br />

who took and passed the State Officer<br />

Certification Exam (SOCE) on their first attempt. There<br />

was also a 92 percent pass rate for graduates of the<br />

police academy who took the exam.<br />

95.4%<br />

pass rate in <strong>2020</strong> for<br />

Broward College Associate<br />

of Science Nursing students<br />

who took the National Council Licensure<br />

Examination (NCLEX) compared to the state<br />

pass rate of 62.9 percent and the national pass<br />

rate of 82.8 percent.<br />

AWARDS<br />

Four students—Jeremey Cobb, Chase Fillgrove, Rafael Guerra Manjarres, and Amal Khan—received a<br />

prestigious scholarship offered by the Airbus Training Center (ATC) in Miami, gaining on-the-job<br />

training for one week and a certificate that positions them as desirable candidates for future<br />

employment opportunities.<br />

Four students—Stephanie Phung (who won two awards) Valentina Sapiain, Brittany Brayton, and<br />

Steven Ali—took home five Silver Awards from the American Advertising Federation of Broward and<br />

Palm Beach.<br />

Two Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business students—Ngoc Uyen Thu (Helen) Nguyen and Dang Khoa Tran<br />

placed first in three competitions. Helen placed first in the Project Management and Statistical Analysis<br />

categories. Fellow teammate Dang Khoa Tran joined her in the Small Business Management Plan<br />

category, where they also earned first place. Broward College was one of three chapters in the state<br />

presented with a distinguished Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit.<br />

Two prestigious academic competitions saw Broward College students placing third in the Florida<br />

College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Brain Bowl State Championship and fourth in the<br />

National Academic Quiz Tournament’s (NAQT) State and Community College National Championships.<br />

Two student publications won multiple prizes during the 61st Annual Florida College System Press<br />

Association Awards. Literary magazine P’AN KU claimed six first-place, six second-place, and two<br />

third-place recognitions; and the student newspaper The Observer earned two second-place and four<br />

third-place honors.<br />

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Six students—Kylian Alphonse, Jill Goodrich, Santiago Igarzabal, Aisha Jarrett, Leeanne Lynkeechow,<br />

and Nazar Savitski—were selected for the All-Florida Academic Team, which recognizes outstanding<br />

academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community.<br />

Five Information Technology students—Jorge Federico Casco, Michelle Jacques-Pfindel,<br />

Mark Allen Lo Vecchio II, Eric Heyer, and Wilfred Steve Lopez—and three alumni were among<br />

200 winners across the United States who participated in the launch of the Red Hat® Academy PE124<br />

"Positive Impact" Campaign contest.


2021 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

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BROWARD UP BRINGS<br />

SINGLE MOTHER UP<br />

TO CODE<br />

Nadine Plunkett, 39<br />

Certificate in Medical Coding<br />

Completed Spring 2021<br />

As a credential coordinator, Nadine Plunkett was fortunate enough<br />

to be able to work from her home in Miramar, but the monotonous<br />

routine of verifying the backgrounds of doctors and nurses to ensure<br />

they were qualified for their new positions got her thinking. A friend<br />

had told her about Broward UP, Broward College's community-centric<br />

approach to opening avenues to workforce education and training at<br />

no cost for people like herself who are determined to improve their<br />

lot in life. Broward UP offered a course that could provide Nadine with<br />

the skills to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), a career<br />

that would increase her income.<br />

“The Broward UP case manager was really helpful with any questions I<br />

had,” said the 39-year-old single mother who enrolled in the free<br />

six-month online course. “He made sure I had all the documents I<br />

needed to be approved for the class. He checked up on me to make<br />

sure that I wasn’t overwhelmed, that I had the time to take the course<br />

and any other tools and support I might need.”<br />

Since completing the course ahead of schedule, Nadine has landed<br />

a better position at Broward Health, where she works the front desk<br />

in a physician’s office while she prepares for the CPC exam. With the<br />

validation of her skills and a promising career path chartered, Nadine<br />

was pleasantly surprised to learn that Broward UP would also cover<br />

the cost of the certification exam for her. All she had to do, with the<br />

help of her case manager, was to fill out the paperwork.<br />

“Being a single mother, I knew I needed a career change,” said Nadine.<br />

“I was willing to make the sacrifice to better myself. I just needed<br />

someone to show me the right opportunity.”<br />

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someone to show me the right opportunity.”<br />

“Being a single mother, I knew I needed a career change,” said Nadine.<br />

“I was willing to make the sacrifice to better myself. I just needed<br />

help of her case manager, was to fill out the paperwork.<br />

was pleasantly surprised to learn that Broward UP would also cover<br />

the cost of the certification exam for her. All she had to do, with the<br />

in a physician’s office while she prepares for the CPC exam. With the<br />

validation of her skills and a promising career path chartered, Nadine<br />

Since completing the course ahead of schedule, Nadine has landed<br />

a better position at Broward Health, where she works the front desk<br />

sure that I wasn’t overwhelmed, that I had the time to take the course<br />

and any other tools and support I might need.”<br />

six-month online course. “He made sure I had all the documents I<br />

needed to be approved for the class. He checked up on me to make<br />

“The Broward UP case manager was really helpful with any questions I<br />

had,” said the 39-year-old single mother who enrolled in the free<br />

the skills to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), a career<br />

that would increase her income.<br />

no cost for people like herself who are determined to improve their<br />

lot in life. Broward UP offered a course that could provide Nadine with<br />

had told her about Broward UP, Broward College's community-centric<br />

approach to opening avenues to workforce education and training at<br />

routine of verifying the backgrounds of doctors and nurses to ensure<br />

they were qualified for their new positions got her thinking. A friend<br />

As a credential coordinator, Nadine Plunkett was fortunate enough<br />

to be able to work from her home in Miramar, but the monotonous<br />

Completed Spring 2021<br />

Nadine Plunkett, 39<br />

Certificate in Medical Coding<br />

TO CODE<br />

BROWARD UP BRINGS<br />

SINGLE MOTHER UP<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

26


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27


SERVING OUR COMMUNITY<br />

Broward College is invested in Broward County. Our work is not simply focused on the students who can get to us.<br />

Our model of service includes partnerships that improve the economic development, social well-being, and health<br />

of Broward County. An important component of this work is community-centric post-secondary access by offering<br />

courses in neighborhoods. The College also offers a host of events, activities, and opportunities that facilitate civic<br />

engagement and volunteerism. Our most significant accomplishments for <strong>2020</strong>-21 are highlighted under the work we<br />

have done through Broward UP, Rapid Credentials and community outreach.<br />

REDEFINING ACCESS: BROWARD UP<br />

Launched by Broward College in 2018, Broward UP<br />

(the UP stands for Unlimited Potential) is an innovative<br />

approach to increasing college access and delivering<br />

workforce education in communities impacted by high<br />

unemployment and low education attainment. This<br />

community-centric approach is expanding Broward<br />

College’s service model and strengthening partnerships<br />

to deliver workforce education courses and programs,<br />

along with career readiness and related support<br />

services, in areas most affected by economic immobility.<br />

These are the communities in which the greatest impact<br />

can be made.<br />

As part of this community collaborative, the College is<br />

leveraging its assets and relationships to operationalize<br />

a bedrock ideal of Broward College's existence—every<br />

resident should be empowered and enabled to pursue<br />

post-secondary education.<br />

Broward UP is currently serving six targeted zip codes<br />

representing 12 of the 31 municipalities across Broward<br />

County. Additional zip codes and cities have been<br />

identified for future expansion throughout the county.<br />

Our Broward UP service model is built on partnerships,<br />

community locations, free courses, case management<br />

support, and laddering up—connecting students from<br />

non-credit to credit courses. As a result, more than<br />

2,500 residents, including Nadine and Arnel (see story<br />

on opposite page), have accessed opportunities to<br />

complete free training that can lead to in-demand jobs<br />

or entrepreneurship opportunities that offer<br />

better wages.<br />

An important part of the Broward UP model is case<br />

management. Case managers guide students toward<br />

their goals by identifying relevant courses and following<br />

up to ensure their progress or, as in Nadine’s case,<br />

assisting with funding or other emergency needs. Case<br />

managers are also assigned to each community partner<br />

to strengthen and deepen relationships.<br />

To enhance the case management model used in<br />

Broward UP and support the College’s broader goal<br />

to invest in student success beyond their educational<br />

attainment, a Memorandum of Understanding was<br />

signed in <strong>2020</strong>-21 with the Federal Reserve Bank of<br />

Atlanta to incorporate the Career Ladder Identifier<br />

and Financial Forecaster (CLIFF) tool. The tool will be<br />

launched as a pilot within Broward UP communities and<br />

will help the College guide students to make informed<br />

career decisions to overcome “benefits cliffs,” the term<br />

used to describe a barrier for low-income families trying<br />

to improve their economic status. The goal is to foster<br />

economic mobility by assisting students in competing<br />

for higher-paying jobs while planning for adjustments<br />

with the possible loss of public benefits and success<br />

after a college education. The partnership will create<br />

a greater understanding of the relationship between<br />

educational attainment, income, and public benefits.<br />

This will help educational institutions such as Broward<br />

College and employers support individuals to economic<br />

sufficiency, increase general awareness of benefits cliffs,<br />

and help inform education and career pathways.<br />

Broward UP was started with limited investment but<br />

has received the support of donors committed to<br />

post-secondary attainment as part of the community's<br />

economic development. In June 2021, Broward College<br />

announced a transformational gift of $30 million from<br />

philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, who made the donation<br />

along with her husband Dan Jewett. The College will use<br />

the gift towards Broward UP by expanding its support<br />

to other cities across Broward County.<br />

Still in its infancy, Broward UP is already yielding<br />

significant results for the community receiving<br />

support through partnerships with community<br />

agencies, municipalities, employers, and more than<br />

200 college volunteers. In addition, its impact has<br />

been validated by numerous prominent organizations,<br />

including the Aspen Institute, Florida TaxWatch, the<br />

Florida Chamber, Achieving the Dream, and<br />

New America, who have publicly acknowledged the<br />

value of the Broward UP model.<br />

ACCORDING TO AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF THE VALUE OF BROWARD UP BY FLORIDA TAXWATCH IN APRIL 2021:<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

22 28<br />

$1.3<br />

BILLION<br />

in combined projected earnings<br />

of Broward UP participants.<br />

For every $1 of incurred<br />

cost—due to start-up and<br />

operations cost—the state of<br />

Florida can expect to receive<br />

$39<br />

MILLION<br />

$13.13<br />

IN BENEFIT<br />

is the average expected contribution<br />

of additional lifetime earnings from<br />

participants across the Broward UP<br />

zip codes.<br />

$556,000<br />

ANNUALLY<br />

is projected in fiscal benefit<br />

to tax revenue, based on<br />

the current number of<br />

Broward UP students who<br />

are expected to spend<br />

more on taxable goods<br />

and services.


BROWARD UP COURSE<br />

PROVIDES CAREER<br />

RENOVATION<br />

Arnel Polo, 59<br />

Completed Project Management, Six Sigma<br />

Bachelor’s Degree in Supervision Management<br />

Projected Graduation Date - Fall 2022<br />

Recovering on his couch from knee surgery wasn’t sitting well with<br />

Arnel Polo. Away from his job at Boeing, the 59-year-old quality<br />

assurance assistant did more than put his restless energy to productive<br />

use. He enrolled in an online project management course through<br />

Broward UP.<br />

“Education has always been important to me,” said Arnel, a married<br />

father who had put his education at Broward College on hold years ago<br />

to provide for his family. “You cannot put a price tag on knowledge.”<br />

The new skills did indeed pay dividends for Arnel. Not only did the<br />

Broward UP course lead to Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification last<br />

year, it inspired him to open QUAFF Home Renovations, a Pembroke<br />

Pines-based general contracting company specializing in carpentry,<br />

plumbing, painting and drywall, electrical, lawn services, and bathroom<br />

and kitchen remodeling. The truth is, a healthy Arnel is willing to take<br />

on just about any task if it doesn’t interfere with his decision to ladder<br />

up from his certification and renew his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree<br />

at Broward College. He is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied<br />

Science in Supervision and Management.<br />

“We only have 24 hours a day, so it can be overwhelming,” said Arnel,<br />

who figures if he takes two classes per semester, he is on track to<br />

earn his bachelor’s degree in 2022. “The question becomes how do<br />

I prioritize? God first, family second, and from there, anything that’s<br />

going to make me a better person and improve my quality of life.”<br />

2021 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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SERVING OUR COMMUNITY<br />

Broward College is invested in Broward County. Our work is not simply focused on the students who can get to us.<br />

Our model of service includes partnerships that improve the economic development, social well-being, and health<br />

of Broward County. An important component of this work is community-centric post-secondary access by offering<br />

courses in neighborhoods. The College also offers a host of events, activities, and opportunities that facilitate civic<br />

engagement and volunteerism. Our most significant accomplishments for <strong>2020</strong>-21 are highlighted under the work we<br />

have done through Broward UP, Rapid Credentials and community outreach.<br />

REDEFINING ACCESS: BROWARD UP<br />

Launched by Broward College in 2018, Broward UP<br />

(the UP stands for Unlimited Potential) is an innovative<br />

approach to increasing college access and delivering<br />

workforce education in communities impacted by high<br />

unemployment and low education attainment. This<br />

community-centric approach is expanding Broward<br />

College’s service model and strengthening partnerships<br />

to deliver workforce education courses and programs,<br />

along with career readiness and related support<br />

services, in areas most affected by economic immobility.<br />

These are the communities in which the greatest impact<br />

can be made.<br />

As part of this community collaborative, the College is<br />

leveraging its assets and relationships to operationalize<br />

a bedrock ideal of Broward College's existence – every<br />

resident should be empowered and enabled to pursue<br />

post-secondary education.<br />

Broward UP is currently serving six targeted zip codes<br />

representing 12 of the 31 municipalities across Broward<br />

County. Additional zip codes and cities have been<br />

identified for future expansion throughout the county.<br />

Our Broward UP service model is built on partnerships,<br />

community locations, free courses, case management<br />

support, and laddering up—connecting students from<br />

non-credit to credit courses. As a result, more than<br />

2,500 residents, including Nadine and Arnel (see story<br />

on the opposite page), have accessed opportunities to<br />

complete free training that can lead to in-demand jobs<br />

or entrepreneurship opportunities that offer<br />

better wages.<br />

An important part of the Broward UP model is case<br />

management. Case managers guide students toward<br />

their goals by identifying relevant courses and following<br />

up to ensure their progress or, in Nadine’s case, assisting<br />

with funding or other emergency needs. Case managers<br />

are also assigned to each community partner to<br />

strengthen and deepen relationships.<br />

To enhance the case management model used in<br />

Broward UP and support the College’s broader goal<br />

to invest in student success beyond their educational<br />

attainment, a Memorandum of Understanding was<br />

signed in <strong>2020</strong>-21 with the Federal Reserve Bank of<br />

Atlanta to incorporate the Career Ladder Identifier<br />

and Financial Forecaster (CLIFF) tool. The tool will be<br />

launched as a pilot within Broward UP communities and<br />

will help the College guide students to make informed<br />

career decisions to overcome “benefits cliffs,” the term<br />

used to describe a barrier for low-income families trying<br />

to improve their economic status. The goal is to foster<br />

economic mobility by assisting students in competing<br />

for higher-paying jobs while planning for adjustments<br />

with the possible loss of public benefits and success<br />

after a college education. The partnership will create<br />

a greater understanding of the relationship between<br />

educational attainment, income, and public benefits.<br />

This will help educational institutions such as Broward<br />

College and employers support individuals to economic<br />

sufficiency, increase general awareness of benefits cliffs,<br />

and help inform education and career pathways.<br />

Broward UP was started with limited investment but<br />

has received the support of donors committed to<br />

post-secondary attainment as part of the community's<br />

economic development. In June 2021, Broward College<br />

announced a transformational gift of $30 million from<br />

philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, who made the donation<br />

along with her husband Dan Jewett. The College will use<br />

the gift towards Broward UP by expanding its support<br />

to other cities across Broward County.<br />

Still in its infancy, Broward UP is already yielding<br />

significant results for the community receiving<br />

support through partnerships with community<br />

agencies, municipalities, employers, and more than<br />

200 college volunteers. In addition, its impact has<br />

been validated by numerous prominent organizations,<br />

including the Aspen Institute, Florida TaxWatch, the<br />

Florida Chamber, Achieving the Dream, and<br />

New America, who have publicly acknowledged the<br />

value of the Broward UP model.<br />

PROVIDES CAREER<br />

COURSE<br />

UP BROWARD<br />

RENOVATION<br />

Arnel Polo. Away from his job at Boeing, the 59-year-old quality<br />

with well sitting wasn’t surgery knee from couch his on Recovering<br />

assurance assistant did more than put his restless energy to productive<br />

use. He enrolled in an online project management course through<br />

Broward UP.<br />

“Education has always been important to me,” said Arnel, a married<br />

father who had put his education at Broward College on hold years ago<br />

to provide for his family. “You cannot put a price tag on knowledge.”<br />

Broward UP course lead to Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification last<br />

the did only Not Arnel. for dividends pay indeed did skills new The<br />

Pines-based general contracting company specializing in carpentry,<br />

Renovations, a Pembroke<br />

Home QUAFF open to him inspired it year,<br />

plumbing, painting and drywall, electrical, lawn services, and bathroom<br />

on just about any task if it doesn’t interfere with his decision to ladder<br />

take to willing is Arnel healthy a is, truth The remodeling. kitchen and<br />

at Broward College. He is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied<br />

degree<br />

bachelor’s a of pursuit his renew and certification his from up<br />

Science in Supervision and Management.<br />

“We only have 24 hours a day, so it can be overwhelming,” said Arnel,<br />

I prioritize? God first, family second, and from there, anything that’s<br />

going to make me a better person and improve my quality of life.”<br />

who figures if he takes two classes per semester, he is on track to<br />

earn his bachelor’s degree in 2022. “The question becomes how do<br />

Arnel Polo, 59<br />

Bachelor’s Degree in Supervision Management<br />

Sigma Six Management, Project Completed<br />

Projected Graduation Date - Fall 2022<br />

ACCORDING TO AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF THE VALUE OF BROWARD UP BY FLORIDA TAXWATCH IN APRIL 2021:<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

30 22<br />

$1.3<br />

BILLION<br />

in combined projected earnings<br />

of Broward UP participants.<br />

For every $1 of incurred<br />

cost—due to start-up and<br />

operations cost—the state of<br />

Florida can expect to receive<br />

$39<br />

MILLION<br />

$13.13<br />

IN BENEFIT<br />

is the average expected contribution<br />

of additional lifetime earnings from<br />

participants across the Broward UP<br />

zip codes.<br />

$556,000<br />

ANNUALLY<br />

is projected in fiscal benefit<br />

to tax revenue, based on<br />

the current number of<br />

Broward UP students who<br />

are expected to spend<br />

more on taxable goods<br />

and services.


2021 ANNUAL REPORT<br />

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<strong>2020</strong>-21 BROWARD UP IMPACT<br />

NEW PARTNERSHIPS<br />

9CORPORATE<br />

PARTNERSHIPS<br />

• Advanced Roofing, Inc.<br />

• BB&T (now Truist)<br />

• City Furniture<br />

• Complete Contract Consulting<br />

• Cube Care<br />

• Encompass<br />

• Fastenal<br />

• ShipMonk<br />

• Spirit Airlines<br />

7<br />

RESOURCE AND<br />

COMMUNITY<br />

AGENCY<br />

PARTNERS<br />

• Broward Partnership<br />

• Community-Based Connections, Inc.<br />

• The Crockett Foundation<br />

• Father’s Purpose<br />

• Fútbol Con Corazón (FCC USA)<br />

• Museum of Discovery and Science<br />

• United Way<br />

9 th<br />

municipal partnership signed with the<br />

City of Fort Lauderdale.<br />

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND SUPPORT<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

drive-through<br />

and virtual events<br />

across Broward UP<br />

18communities.<br />

1,399<br />

PARTICIPANTS<br />

1 st 792<br />

705<br />

of six murals under the multiphased<br />

projects were launched with the pilot<br />

mural located at HANDY, Inc.<br />

awarded workforce ready<br />

certificates and industry<br />

certifications.<br />

served through<br />

Broward UP case<br />

management support. Of these,<br />

700 have enrolled in continuing<br />

education programs and 38 have<br />

continued on into credit programs at<br />

the College.<br />

32 24


FREE WORKFORCE TRAINING<br />

THROUGH RAPID CREDENTIALS<br />

Through a partnership with the Florida Department<br />

of Education, Rapid Credentials was launched to offer<br />

in-demand, high-quality workforce training that can be<br />

completed in as little as two weeks to help residents gain<br />

critical skills needed in essential and emerging careers.<br />

This program is tuition-free and is designed for those<br />

adversely affected by the pandemic or looking to upskill.<br />

COMMUNITY OUTREACH<br />

Our community outreach is embedded in partnerships,<br />

social and civic engagement, volunteer service, and the<br />

Alumni and Friends Network. Naturally, these efforts<br />

extended to supporting our community in the response<br />

to the pandemic by providing space for COVID-19 testing<br />

and vaccination on our campuses.<br />

Here are a few highlights:<br />

OUTCOMES<br />

$1.9<br />

MILLION<br />

in funding from the Governors<br />

Emergency Education Relief Fund<br />

to offer certificates and<br />

industry certifications.<br />

1,511<br />

STUDENTS<br />

registered for Rapid Credentials<br />

to date.<br />

NON-PROFIT PARTNERSHIPS<br />

virtual events in which the<br />

Broward College recruitment<br />

team connected to 1,795<br />

attendees. Events were hosted<br />

by community partners such as<br />

Learning for Success, Covenant<br />

House, Hispanic Unity of Florida,<br />

Urban League of Broward<br />

County, HANDY, Inc., and Pace<br />

41Center for Girls, Inc.<br />

18<br />

4.<br />

different non-profits supported<br />

through engagements that align<br />

to these priorities:<br />

1. College and Career Readiness<br />

2. Economic Development<br />

3. Broward UP<br />

Employee Engagement<br />

3,209<br />

7in-kind donations such<br />

as meeting space for<br />

students impacted<br />

non-profit partners and<br />

through our<br />

auction items at a value<br />

sponsorship efforts.<br />

of $26,194.<br />

SOCIAL AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT<br />

students have<br />

completed their<br />

635<br />

program.<br />

400<br />

FREE LAPTOPS to<br />

enrolled students. The<br />

laptops were purchased<br />

through a grant from<br />

Florida Power & Light<br />

Company (FPL).<br />

347<br />

4,097<br />

18<br />

leaders,<br />

including the<br />

President's direct<br />

reports—senior<br />

vice presidents,<br />

vice presidents<br />

and executive<br />

director—served on<br />

community boards.<br />

individuals participated in three<br />

virtual Village Square Dinners<br />

and 267 students attended virtual<br />

Student Village Square events.<br />

reached through events facilitated<br />

by Broward College speakers.<br />

13,000<br />

unique hits to<br />

recorded content, including dance<br />

performances, gallery exhibitions,<br />

artist talks and lectures, and<br />

music events—an increase of 350<br />

percent over the previous year's<br />

audience numbers.<br />

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VACCINE SUPPORT<br />

52,899<br />

COVID-19 vaccine doses<br />

administered at the<br />

Broward College North<br />

Campus site. The state-run location accepted<br />

walk-ups and was set up to serve residents in<br />

communities who faced challenges accessing other<br />

vaccination sites. The site was open seven days a<br />

week from February 25 to June 18, 2021. Another<br />

620 vaccines were administered on the Judson A.<br />

Samuels South Campus through a weekend mobile<br />

site set up on April 9 and 11, 2021 in partnership with<br />

the Florida Division of Emergency Management and<br />

State Representative Marie Woodson.<br />

100<br />

STUDENTS<br />

in the Associate of Science in Nursing<br />

program supported local hospitals<br />

with COVID-19 vaccine efforts in<br />

Broward County.<br />

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS NETWORK<br />

68%<br />

increase in followers on Twitter.<br />

64 percent increase in followers on LinkedIn.<br />

53 percent increase in followers on Instagram.<br />

22 percent increase in followers on Facebook.<br />

12<br />

engaging webinars<br />

with more than<br />

1,200 participants.<br />

VOLUNTEERS<br />

1,142<br />

valued<br />

VOLUNTEER HOURS<br />

completed by<br />

employees serving<br />

through BC Cares,<br />

board memberships<br />

and other volunteer<br />

opportunities. This is<br />

at $31,482.<br />

74<br />

faculty and staff participated in<br />

three BC Cares events. Activities<br />

included Read for the Record <strong>2020</strong><br />

in partnership with HandsOn Broward, a virtual<br />

reading day for elementary school children, and<br />

two events with LifeNet4Families to pack<br />

3,000 bags of food and supplies for residents<br />

and students.<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

26 34


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35


BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

36


ANSWERING HER CALLING<br />

FOR NEARLY HALF-CENTURY<br />

Trish Joyce<br />

48 Years of Service<br />

Professor, English<br />

As one of our longest-serving employees, Trish Joyce, professor of<br />

English, is an outstanding example of the commitment and passion<br />

of every member of our Broward College family. For the last 48<br />

years, Professor Joyce, who teaches English, Literature, and Creative<br />

Writing, has made a difference in generation upon generation of<br />

students who have walked the halls and sat in her classrooms.<br />

“Teaching is truly my calling,” said Professor Joyce. “I think I’ve been<br />

doing it since I was a little kid and I honestly couldn’t imagine not<br />

doing it or doing anything else for that matter. There’s a delight in<br />

sharing knowledge and strengthening students’ repertoire to help<br />

them become the better versions of themselves.”<br />

Even with decades of experience, she credits the College’s focus on<br />

innovation in the classroom with strengthening her teaching practices.<br />

"At the onset of the pandemic, the rapid response of the College’s<br />

Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (CTEL) became a lifeline.<br />

Virtual training for faculty, embedded e-tutoring, and remote librarian<br />

support helped our Zoom-classrooms come alive!"<br />

For Professor Joyce, Broward College is a home away from home, as<br />

expected after more than four decades of teaching here.<br />

“What has motivated me to stay is my belief in the College’s mission<br />

and the students that we welcome,” she explained. “Those who are<br />

pushing to overcome their obstacles. Also, the people that I work<br />

with that are idealists, are deeply connected to their community, and<br />

understand the impact we can make in our students’ lives.”<br />

Serving under every Broward College president except Joe B.<br />

Rushing, Professor Joyce has first-hand knowledge of the culture of<br />

the College and how it has transformed over the years.<br />

“Over the last three years, we have seen an enormously positive<br />

change in our culture. We have been inspired by example to be bolder.<br />

To be relentless in our mission to create equity, opportunity, and to<br />

invite over those who never thought they would make it to College<br />

through Broward UP,” she said.<br />

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through Broward UP,” she said.<br />

To be relentless in our mission to create equity, opportunity, and to<br />

invite over those who never thought they would make it to College<br />

“Over the last three years, we have seen an enormously positive<br />

change in our culture. We have been inspired by example to be bolder.<br />

the College and how it has transformed over the years.<br />

Serving under every Broward College president except Joe B.<br />

Rushing, Professor Joyce has first-hand knowledge of the culture of<br />

understand the impact we can make in our students’ lives.”<br />

pushing to overcome their obstacles. Also, the people that I work<br />

with that are idealists, are deeply connected to their community, and<br />

“What has motivated me to stay is my belief in the College’s mission<br />

and the students that we welcome,” she explained. “Those who are<br />

For Professor Joyce, Broward College is a home away from home, as<br />

expected after more than four decades of teaching here.<br />

Virtual training for faculty, embedded e-tutoring, and remote librarian<br />

support helped our Zoom-classrooms come alive!"<br />

"At the onset of the pandemic, the rapid response of the College’s<br />

Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (CTEL) became a lifeline.<br />

Even with decades of experience, she credits the College’s focus on<br />

innovation in the classroom with strengthening her teaching practices.<br />

them become the better versions of themselves.”<br />

doing it or doing anything else for that matter. There’s a delight in<br />

sharing knowledge and strengthening students’ repertoire to help<br />

“Teaching is truly my calling,” said Professor Joyce. “I think I’ve been<br />

doing it since I was a little kid and I honestly couldn’t imagine not<br />

Writing, has made a difference in generation upon generation of<br />

students who have walked the halls and sat in her classrooms.<br />

of every member of our Broward College family. For the last 48<br />

years, Professor Joyce, who teaches English, Literature, and Creative<br />

As one of our longest-serving employees, Trish Joyce, professor of<br />

English, is an outstanding example of the commitment and passion<br />

Professor, English<br />

Trish Joyce<br />

48 Years of Service<br />

ANSWERING HER CALLING<br />

FOR NEARLY HALF-CENTURY<br />

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STRENGTHENING OUR CULTURE OF SERVICE<br />

Our employees are driven by purpose and an incredible desire to serve. Building on the mantra, “together we serve,”<br />

they help the College fulfill its commitment to our students and our community. Hundreds of our more than 4,300<br />

employees like Professor Trish and District Director Fortin Jean-Pierre (see story on opposite page) serve with an<br />

unwavering commitment to our mission. Their hard work helps us deliver the exceptional service provided to students<br />

and the community.<br />

Throughout <strong>2020</strong>-21, we focused on empowering these employees to ensure they can effectively serve those who<br />

have entrusted us with their dreams and future. We continued to build the Broward College employee model of service<br />

through improved leadership structure; leadership development and training; accountability and transparency;<br />

communication; employee celebrations; and diversity, equity and inclusion practices.<br />

Among the accomplishments we are proud of is the heightened culture of care and support we have offered to<br />

employees through wellness, improvements in our employee evaluation practices, and the development of a Future<br />

of Work Policy that will guide how we move forward after the pandemic. In partnership with the Leadership Research<br />

Institute (LRI), Broward College leaders participated in a 360 Development process to understand how internal clients,<br />

peers, and managers experience their leadership. This is a vital step to creating and cultivating a culture in which our<br />

employees feel engaged and valued.<br />

To strengthen teaching practices, we expanded our partnership with the Association of College and University<br />

Educators (ACUE) in fall <strong>2020</strong> to offer ACUE’s effective teaching practices in micro-credential format, tailored to<br />

teaching and learning in remote and online environments. The College has a five-year collaboration with ACUE for<br />

faculty to complete the certificate program in Effective Teaching Practices. ACUE micro-credentials are laddered into<br />

the certificate program, allowing faculty to earn badges at a less intense pace. The micro-credentials allow not only<br />

faculty but other employees to earn the certificate. ACUE training helps instructors learn evidence-based teaching<br />

practices for classroom and virtual learning environments and has helped improve equity in outcomes for all students.<br />

As part of our response to calls for social justice and ensuring our institution is one of equity in all respects, both<br />

inside and outside the classroom, in June <strong>2020</strong>, we launched the Advisory Council for the Advancement of Diversity,<br />

Equity, and Inclusion (ACADEI). In the last year, the ACADEI formalized its work, selecting co-chairs and creating seven<br />

workstreams on Accountability, Benchmark Best Practices, Cultural Competence, Communication and Discussion,<br />

Training and Education, Policy/Procedure/Practice, and Community Outreach. The ACADEI was instrumental in<br />

our acceptance to the Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA), led our expanded partnership with the Children’s<br />

Services Council of Broward County (CSC) to offer faculty and staff professional development through the Racial<br />

Equity Institute’s Groundwater workshops, and established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) student learning<br />

outcome for General Education courses, under the College’s Global Awareness competency.<br />

IMPROVED LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE<br />

Dr. Jeffrey Nasse<br />

a 17-year veteran at the College who started as a part-time faculty member<br />

was selected provost and senior vice president, Academic Affairs, from<br />

a field of 89 candidates following a national search. We strengthened<br />

the college-wide pathway model by consolidating executive positions<br />

reporting to the College provost into three vice provost positions: vice<br />

provost, Academic Support Services and Learning Resources; vice<br />

provost, Academic Affairs; and vice provost, Academic Operations,<br />

Analytics and Communication. This selection and reorganization for the<br />

Office of the Provost will save the College $435,000 in recurring personnel<br />

expenses and is consistent with our continued efforts to have the most<br />

financially sound and outcomes-driven organizational structure.<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

Janice Stubbs<br />

vice president, Student Services, now reports to the President, allowing<br />

him to directly work with this 30-year leader at the College to support<br />

students’ needs. VP Stubbs provides a wealth of leadership experience<br />

in higher education administration. Throughout her career, she has led<br />

organizational change which resulted in improved student experiences<br />

and supported the goal of establishing a student-centered approach to<br />

student services at the College.<br />

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NAVIGATING STUDENT<br />

CAREER PATHS IS JOB ONE<br />

Fortin Jean-Pierre<br />

8.5 Years of Service<br />

District Director, Career Services<br />

The plan was to major in information technology, but when Fortin<br />

Jean-Pierre did not succeed in a programming class his junior year of<br />

college, he started to question his career decision.<br />

“It was then that I realized I didn’t want to go in that career direction,<br />

and it wasn’t something I was passionate about,” said District Director<br />

Jean-Pierre. “I remember like it was yesterday. I said to myself,<br />

‘people are always going to need jobs, and I want to be somebody<br />

who can help them land those jobs.’”<br />

From that point, District Director Jean-Pierre changed his major to<br />

human resource management, which put him in a position to lead<br />

the Career Services team at Broward College. The Career Services<br />

team works closely with students to help them choose a career<br />

path, develop connections with local employers, provide guidance<br />

on resume writing as well as interviewing tips, and help them gain a<br />

competitive edge as they prepare to transition from the classroom to<br />

the workforce.<br />

"The level of support we are able to provide is constantly improving<br />

thanks to the way the College invests in technology and the use of<br />

data. For example, we use live labor market data through Career<br />

Insight to help students make informed career decisions that will not<br />

only meet their career goals, but also provide a high return on their<br />

investment in education," he explained.<br />

The hours are long, and workforce needs are constantly changing,<br />

but District Director Jean-Pierre finds joy in fulfilling his purpose<br />

every day.<br />

“When I was graduating from college, I never had the guidance or<br />

assistance from folks who took an interest in helping me figure out<br />

how to navigate the workforce properly,” he said. “I wanted to give<br />

back and help students who are graduating go about getting into the<br />

workforce. So being able to serve these students and our community<br />

through Broward College, it’s just a blessing and a dream come true<br />

for me.”<br />

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the Career Services team at Broward College. The Career Services<br />

team works closely with students to help them choose a career<br />

path, develop connections with local employers, provide guidance<br />

on resume writing as well as interviewing tips, and help them gain a<br />

the workforce.<br />

"The level of support we are able to provide is constantly improving<br />

thanks to the way the College invests in technology and the use of<br />

data. For example, we use live labor market data through Career<br />

Insight to help students make informed career decisions that will not<br />

through Broward College, it’s just a blessing and a dream come true<br />

for me.”<br />

STRENGTHENING OUR CULTURE OF SERVICE<br />

Our employees are driven by purpose and an incredible desire to serve. Building on the mantra, “together we serve,”<br />

they help the College fulfill its commitment to our students and our community. Hundreds of our more than 4,300<br />

employees like Trish and Fortin (see story on opposite page) serve with an unwavering commitment to our mission.<br />

Their hard work helps us deliver the exceptional service provided to students and the community.<br />

Throughout <strong>2020</strong>-21, we focused on empowering these employees to ensure they can effectively serve those who<br />

have entrusted us with their dreams and future. We continued to build the Broward College employee model of service<br />

through improved leadership structure, leadership development and training, accountability and transparency,<br />

communication, employee celebrations, and diversity, equity and inclusion practices.<br />

Among the accomplishments we are proud of is the heightened culture of care and support we have offered to<br />

employees through wellness, improvements in our employee evaluation practices, and the development of a Future<br />

of Work Policy that will guide how we move forward after the pandemic. In partnership with the Leadership Research<br />

Institute (LRI), Broward College leaders participated in a 360 Development process to understand how internal clients,<br />

peers, and managers experience their leadership. This is a vital step to creating and cultivating a culture in which our<br />

employees feel engaged and valued.<br />

To strengthen teaching practices, we expanded our partnership with the Association of College and University<br />

Educators (ACUE) in fall <strong>2020</strong> to offer ACUE’s effective teaching practices in micro-credential format, tailored to<br />

teaching and learning in remote and online environments. The College has a five-year collaboration with ACUE for<br />

faculty to complete the certificate program in Effective Teaching Practices. ACUE micro-credentials are laddered into<br />

the certificate program, allowing faculty to earn badges at a less intense pace. The micro-credentials allow not only<br />

faculty but other employees to earn the certificate. ACUE training helps instructors learn evidence-based teaching<br />

practices for classroom and virtual learning environments and has helped improve equity in outcomes for all students.<br />

As part of our response to calls for social justice and ensuring our institution is one of equity in all respects, both<br />

inside and outside the classroom, in June <strong>2020</strong>, we launched the Advisory Council for the Advancement of Diversity,<br />

Equity, and Inclusion (ACADEI). In the last year, the ACADEI formalized its work, selecting co-chairs and creating seven<br />

workstreams on Accountability, Benchmark Best Practices, Cultural Competence, Communication and Discussion,<br />

Training and Education, Policy/Procedure/Practice, and Community Outreach. The ACADEI was instrumental in<br />

our acceptance to the Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA), led our expanded partnership with the Children’s<br />

Services Council of Broward County (CSC) to offer faculty and staff professional development through the Racial<br />

Equity Institute’s Groundwater workshops, and established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) student learning<br />

outcome for General Education courses, under the College’s Global Awareness competency.<br />

CAREER PATHS IS JOB ONE<br />

STUDENT<br />

NAVIGATING<br />

Fortin Jean-Pierre<br />

District Director, Career Services<br />

Service<br />

of Years 8.5<br />

Jean-Pierre did not succeed in a programming class his junior year of<br />

Fortin<br />

when but technology, information in major to was plan The<br />

college, he started to question his career decision.<br />

and it wasn’t something I was passionate about,” said District Director<br />

that career direction,<br />

in go to want didn’t I realized I that then was “It<br />

‘people are always going to need jobs, and I want to be somebody<br />

myself, to said I yesterday. was it like remember “I Jean-Pierre.<br />

who can help them land those jobs.’”<br />

human resource management, which put him in a position to lead<br />

to major his changed Jean-Pierre Director District point, that From<br />

IMPROVED LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE<br />

competitive edge as they prepare to transition from the classroom to<br />

Dr. Jeffrey Nasse<br />

a 17-year veteran at the College who started as a part-time faculty member<br />

was selected provost and senior vice president, Academic Affairs, from<br />

a field of 89 candidates following a national search. We strengthened<br />

the college-wide pathway model by consolidating executive positions<br />

reporting to the College provost into three vice provost positions: vice<br />

provost, Academic Support Services and Learning Resources; vice<br />

provost, Academic Affairs; and vice provost, Academic Operations,<br />

Analytics and Communication. This selection and reorganization for the<br />

Office of the Provost will save the College $435,000 in recurring personnel<br />

expenses and is consistent with our continued efforts to have the most<br />

financially sound and outcomes-driven organizational structure.<br />

investment in education," he explained.<br />

also provide a high return on their<br />

but goals, career their meet only<br />

but District Director Jean-Pierre finds joy in fulfilling his purpose<br />

changing,<br />

constantly are needs workforce and long, are hours The<br />

every day.<br />

assistance from folks who took an interest in helping me figure out<br />

or<br />

guidance the had never I college, from graduating was I “When<br />

back and help students who are graduating go about getting into the<br />

give to wanted “I said. he properly,” workforce the navigate to how<br />

workforce. So being able to serve these students and our community<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

Janice Stubbs<br />

vice president, Student Services, now reports to the President, allowing<br />

him to directly work with this 30-year leader at the College to support<br />

students’ needs. VP Stubbs provides a wealth of leadership experience<br />

in higher education administration. Throughout her career, she has led<br />

organizational change which resulted in improved student experiences<br />

and supported the goal of establishing a student-centered approach to<br />

student services at the College.<br />

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING<br />

1,000+<br />

FACULTY AND STAFF<br />

trained through more than 100 workshops<br />

on Professional Development Day which<br />

offered a unique online experience for all<br />

employees to develop on a personal and<br />

professional level.<br />

130 complete<br />

78%<br />

with<br />

192 hours<br />

faculty completed at least one ACUE micro-credential.<br />

The first non-instructional micro-credential cohort of<br />

32 staff members is currently ongoing and expected to<br />

in September 2021.<br />

of full-time employees including faculty, Professional<br />

Technical Staff (PTS), and administrators supported<br />

instructional technology.<br />

of professional development training offered<br />

through the Campus Safety Training Academy,<br />

which was launched in 2019 to enhance the professionalism and knowledge<br />

of campus safety officers.<br />

ACCOUNTABILITY<br />

AND TRANSPARENCY<br />

50%<br />

of leaders completed the 360<br />

Leadership feedback process. The<br />

360 Degree Developmental Feedback process<br />

was implemented as part of the College's culture<br />

transformation and pursuit of psychologically safe<br />

work environments.<br />

1,000+<br />

Check Ins completed after<br />

implementation of a Workday Check<br />

In Task for Employees, in December <strong>2020</strong>. The Check In<br />

gives employees an opportunity for mentoring, counseling,<br />

performance assessment, projects, and discussions<br />

on well-being.<br />

COMMUNICATION<br />

virtual Talk.Chats through Talent and Culture with<br />

full-time faculty, part-time faculty, administrators,<br />

8<br />

9<br />

and PTS.<br />

Faculty Conversations Cafés, PTS Roundtables<br />

and Office Hours with President Haile.<br />

TOWN<br />

19 HALLS<br />

hosted during the<br />

college-wide recess to<br />

engage several hundred employees on pandemicspecific<br />

topics, and presentations ranging from equity in<br />

serving students by Achieving the Dream to celebrating<br />

Endowed Teaching Chairs, Professors of the Year, and the<br />

2021-22 budget development.<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

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300<br />

employees recognized at the<br />

rebranded <strong>2020</strong> Employee<br />

Recognition Ceremony<br />

"The Ospreys," which<br />

was transitioned to a<br />

virtual celebration.<br />

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EMPLOYEE CELEBRATION<br />

PTS employees<br />

received 2021 Outstanding<br />

Achievement Awards.<br />

faculty and staff<br />

completed the fifth cohort of the<br />

President’s Leadership Academy.<br />

17<br />

outstanding faculty<br />

awards, including:<br />

10<br />

Professors of<br />

the Year<br />

7<br />

Endowed<br />

Teaching Chairs<br />

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY<br />

AND INCLUSION<br />

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) launched.<br />

ERGs enhance employee engagement, support<br />

employee interests, and strengthen the connection<br />

of employees by allowing individuals to contribute to<br />

the institution's mission. Current ERGs include Fun Fleet,<br />

LGBTQIA, PTS Council, Stronger Together: Sisterhood in<br />

the Workplace, Veggie-RG, Veterans Alliance, and<br />

Embracing Multiculturalism.<br />

7<br />

workstreams and leads established for ACADEI.<br />

ACADEI leads the College’s active engagement<br />

in matters of social justice to ensure that our<br />

institution is one of racial equity in all respects, both<br />

inside and outside of the classroom.


RECOGNIZING SERVANT LEADERS<br />

EMPLOYEE ACHIEVEMENTS<br />

Law.com Daily Business Review recognized Lacey Hofmeyer, Esq., general counsel and<br />

vice president, Public Policy and Government Affairs, with the prestigious In-House Legal<br />

Department Community Service Award.<br />

VP Hofmeyer was also an honoree for South Florida Business Journal's 40 Under 40<br />

Class of <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Florida Academic Advising Association (FLACADA) named Adam Derosa, associate dean,<br />

Advising, an Outstanding Advising Administrator and recognized Martha Villegas Miranda,<br />

academic advisor, with the Excellence in Advising Award.<br />

Isabel Gonzalez, chief of staff and vice president, Communications and Community Relations,<br />

was named a <strong>2020</strong> Hispanic Woman of Distinction.<br />

Tron Lippett, assistant director, Enrollment Management, received the Learning for Success<br />

Partner Award from Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW).<br />

Guithele Ruiz-Nicolas, case manager, Broward UP, received the City of Lauderhill “Trailblazer<br />

Award” in commemoration of Haitian Heritage Month.<br />

Legacy Magazine featured Anthea Pennant, district director, Supplier Relations and Diversity,<br />

as one of South Florida’s “50 Most Powerful Black Leaders in Business and Industry for <strong>2020</strong>.”<br />

Legacy Magazine recognized Sophia Galvin, executive director, Talent and Culture, as one of<br />

South Florida’s 100 Most Influential Powerful Black Professionals.<br />

Legacy Magazine named three Broward College leaders among its 2021 Top Educators—<br />

Dr. Lulrick Balzora, dean, Social Behavioral Science and Human Services; Janice Stubbs, vice<br />

president, Student Services; and Dr. Nicole Vaughan, dean, Science, Technology, Engineering<br />

and Math (STEM).<br />

Legacy Magazine named three Broward College employees among South Florida’s “40<br />

Under 40: Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” honoring the exceptional work of<br />

Joevania Alexandre, district director, TRIO; Rudy Jean-Bart, assistant professor, History<br />

and Political Science; and Fortin Jean-Pierre, district director, Career Services.<br />

Five employees received annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development<br />

(NISOD) Excellence Awards: Dr. Amoy Reid, associate dean, Academic Affairs; Dr. Nora Powell,<br />

dean, Health Sciences; Brock Burbach, associate professor, Music; Bruce Hill, instructor,<br />

Emergency Medical Services; and Marjorie Loring, district director, Workplace Learning, Center<br />

for Teaching Excellence and Learning.<br />

South Florida Writers Association recognized Dr. Billy Jones, assistant professor, English with a<br />

Lifetime Honorary Member Award.<br />

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RECOGNIZING SERVANT LEADERS<br />

PRESIDENT GREGORY ADAM HAILE, J.D.<br />

Appointed to the Federal Reserve<br />

Bank of Atlanta’s Board of Directors to serve as<br />

a Class B director for a three-year term from<br />

January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023.<br />

Honoree, <strong>2020</strong> Florida Chair's Award in<br />

recognition and appreciation for outstanding<br />

dedication, leadership and commitment to the<br />

Florida Chamber of Commerce.<br />

Recipient of the U.S. President’s<br />

Volunteer Service Award from Junior<br />

Achievement of South Florida, 2021.<br />

Named a 2021 South Florida Business Journal<br />

Top 250 Power Leader.<br />

Selected as a South Florida Business Journal<br />

2021 South Florida Ultimate CEO, which<br />

honors 15 exceptional leaders who have set the<br />

standard in the corporate community for civic<br />

leadership and charitable contributions.<br />

Honoree, Pompano Beach Chamber of<br />

Commerce Education Foundation Award:<br />

Transformational Leader from the Greater<br />

Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, 2021.<br />

Named one of 2-1-1 Broward's<br />

2021 Helpline Heroes.<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

Named one of the 7 Most Fascinating People of South Florida, President Haile<br />

was featured in a special aired on WSVN, which highlighted South Florida’s most<br />

impactful leaders of <strong>2020</strong>, detailing their exciting background and work.<br />

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SCHOLARSHIP HELPED<br />

RESPIRATORY THERAPIST<br />

STUDENT BREATHE EASIER<br />

SUMMER CASEY, 38<br />

Associate of Science in Respiratory Care<br />

Spring 2021 Graduate<br />

Once she was certain respiratory therapy was the career for her,<br />

Summer Casey hardly had time to breathe. But sleepless nights<br />

and coffee-fueled mornings were no match for the enthusiasm and<br />

determination she had to succeed.<br />

“I have the utmost appreciation for every breath I take,” said Summer,<br />

who was fascinated by the workings of lungs, blood, muscles, and<br />

the heart, and has vowed to transform her passion to educate others.<br />

“There were times that were more difficult than others—one being<br />

the COVID-19 pandemic, of course—when classes and clinicals were<br />

extremely hard to schedule but so worth every moment.”<br />

Summer, who enrolled at Broward College in 2019, has that same<br />

gratitude for the scholarship she received from The Frederick A.<br />

DeLuca Foundation, which enabled her to fulfill her dream of an<br />

18-month internship at Memorial Healthcare System and Broward<br />

Health hospitals. In May 2021, she officially started her career at<br />

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In August 2021, she will<br />

continue toward a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy at the<br />

University of Cincinnati, one of the universities with which the College<br />

finalized a transfer agreement in <strong>2020</strong>-21.<br />

“This scholarship provided me with new experiences and allowed<br />

me to discover areas in this amazing profession,” said Summer,<br />

who hopes to continue in the master’s program and share her zeal<br />

for respiratory care in the same way her mentors and professors at<br />

Broward College did with her.<br />

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Broward College did with her.<br />

who hopes to continue in the master’s program and share her zeal<br />

for respiratory care in the same way her mentors and professors at<br />

“This scholarship provided me with new experiences and allowed<br />

me to discover areas in this amazing profession,” said Summer,<br />

finalized a transfer agreement in <strong>2020</strong>-21.<br />

continue toward a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy at the<br />

University of Cincinnati, one of the universities with which the College<br />

Health hospitals. In May 2021, she officially started her career at<br />

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In August 2021, she will<br />

DeLuca Foundation, which enabled her to fulfill her dream of an<br />

18-month internship at Memorial Healthcare System and Broward<br />

Summer, who enrolled at Broward College in 2019, has that same<br />

gratitude for the scholarship she received from The Frederick A.<br />

the COVID-19 pandemic, of course—when classes and clinicals were<br />

extremely hard to schedule but so worth every moment.”<br />

the heart, and has vowed to transform her passion to educate others.<br />

“There were times that were more difficult than others—one being<br />

“I have the utmost appreciation for every breath I take,” said Summer,<br />

who was fascinated by the workings of lungs, blood, muscles, and<br />

and coffee-fueled mornings were no match for the enthusiasm and<br />

determination she had to succeed.<br />

Once she was certain respiratory therapy was the career for her,<br />

Summer Casey hardly had time to breathe. But sleepless nights<br />

Spring 2021 Graduate<br />

SUMMER CASEY, 38<br />

Associate of Science in Respiratory Care<br />

STUDENT BREATHE EASIER<br />

SCHOLARSHIP HELPED<br />

RESPIRATORY THERAPIST<br />

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CREATING BRIGHTER FUTURES<br />

Helping students fulfill their dream through financial assistance, degree completion, and transfer to the four-year<br />

institution of their choice exemplifies the outcomes of our service. Summer benefited from a philanthropic scholarship<br />

to facilitate her internship and one of our new transfer agreements with the University of Cincinnati. Complementing<br />

this type of philanthropic support is the grant funding received from various sources, making it possible for Israel (see<br />

story on opposite page) and others to continue their academic journey and gain workforce training to excel in their<br />

chosen careers.<br />

The successes we celebrated in <strong>2020</strong>-21 were made possible through a model of service focused on philanthropic<br />

support; scholarship and program funding; grants; local, state and federal funding; and non-traditional revenue.<br />

Among the successes in <strong>2020</strong>-21 made possible through philanthropic funding support was the completion of a 12,000<br />

square-foot expansion of the hangar at the Emil Buehler Aviation Institute on our Judson A. Samuels South Campus.<br />

The expansion enhances the College's state-of-the-art training facility and will significantly increase capacity to enroll<br />

students who want to pursue careers in Aviation Maintenance and Avionics. The newly added learning laboratory<br />

and classroom space are projected to increase enrollment by 50 percent. Complementing this achievement was the<br />

donation of a Sikorsky S-76A helicopter maintenance trainer by the program's newest corporate philanthropic partner,<br />

Lockheed-Martin. The in-kind gift, valued at more than $500,000, was previously utilized for training maintenance<br />

technicians—both civilian and members of the armed forces—at FlightSafety International's learning center at Palm<br />

Beach International Airport.<br />

Through grants we supported college access for single mothers, improved support services across each of our<br />

campuses, increased access for students with disabilities, addressed food insecurity, and expanded<br />

entrepreneurship opportunities.<br />

One highlight in local funding was the College's partnership with Broward County in November <strong>2020</strong> to launch the<br />

Broward Bridge Scholarship program to help county residents with tuition and fees. The program is the first in Florida,<br />

exclusively between a county and a higher education institution. It complements the College's expanded service model<br />

under Broward UP, which increases access to post-secondary education.<br />

As you read earlier, state funding provided access to free training through Rapid Credentials. Federal funding provided<br />

through the Higher Education, Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), made it possible for the College to establish the<br />

Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) program, which has to date, distributed $20 million directly to students.<br />

In addition, the College generated non-traditional revenue through lease agreements managed by BCEduventures,<br />

contracts with corporate clients managed by our Corporate Relations department, and in-demand Workforce programs<br />

offered through our Continuing Education department.<br />

SCHOLARSHIPS<br />

3,847<br />

students<br />

awarded<br />

donor-funded<br />

scholarships, totaling<br />

$2.4 million.<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

students seeking an Associate of Science<br />

in Hospitality Tourism Management<br />

or Associate of Science in Culinary<br />

Arts Management awarded inaugural<br />

scholarships through the R. Motwani<br />

Family Academy of Hospitality and<br />

16Tourism Management.<br />

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GRANT FUNDING CONNECTS<br />

FIRST GENERATION<br />

STUDENT TO<br />

CAREER TRAINING<br />

ISRAEL PEREZ VARGAS, 24<br />

Associate of Science in Nursing<br />

Projected Graduation Date - Spring 2022<br />

When Israel Perez Vargas completed the Dual Enrollment program at<br />

Broward College in 2015, he was excited to move on to the next step<br />

of his academic journey. The son of Mexican immigrants, who would<br />

be the first in his family to attend college, Isreal didn’t shy away from<br />

exploring his options. The world was his to conquer as he received<br />

acceptance letters to Florida Atlantic University, Florida International<br />

University and the University of Central Florida. The decision, though,<br />

was not that easy. As he explored the cost, his mother’s battle with<br />

cancer and the fact that he had four younger siblings for which his<br />

parents were still responsible—he decided it was best to stay close<br />

to home.<br />

“I saw the tuition, and in some cases, it was three times more than<br />

Broward College," added Israel. "I already had Broward College in<br />

mind as I had great experiences with the professors, and I think that<br />

confirmed my choice. It’s paid off as the Nursing program is great.”<br />

Today, after a few delays in starting the Nursing program, he has no<br />

regrets. The 24-year-old wants to become a Certified Registered<br />

Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), and he is well on his way to gaining the<br />

experience he needs, thanks to the TRIO Student Services Support<br />

(SSS) Health Science grant. The grant is one of six TRIO SSS grants<br />

awarded to the College from the U.S. Department of Education in<br />

<strong>2020</strong>-21. The grants promote academic and personal success for<br />

first-generation, under-resourced Broward College students such as<br />

tutoring and advising.<br />

“I signed up for the TRIO grant, and immediately, I was placed in an<br />

internship at the COVID-19 vaccination site on our North Campus,”<br />

said Israel. "The grant coordinators assisted with my resume, and<br />

because of my experience at the vaccination site, I ended up getting<br />

placed on an externship with Broward Health Medical Center. It has<br />

just been incredible, and I have learned so much,” he said.<br />

With a projected completion date in 2022, Israel is happy to be<br />

graduating debt-free and receive the academic support needed to<br />

excel in college.


University and the University of Central Florida. The decision, though,<br />

was not that easy. As he explored the cost, his mother’s battle with<br />

Broward College in 2015, he was excited to move on to the next step<br />

of his academic journey. The son of Mexican immigrants, who would<br />

CREATING BRIGHTER FUTURES<br />

Helping students fulfill their dream through financial assistance, degree completion, and transfer to the four-year<br />

institution of their choice exemplifies the outcomes of our service. Summer benefited from a philanthropic scholarship<br />

to facilitate her internship and one of our new transfer agreements with the University of Cincinnati. Complementing<br />

this type of philanthropic support is the grant funding received from various sources, making it possible for Israel (see<br />

story on opposite page) and others to continue their academic journey and gain workforce training to excel in their<br />

chosen careers.<br />

The successes we celebrated in <strong>2020</strong>-21 were made possible through a model of service focused on philanthropic<br />

support; scholarship and program funding; grants; local, state and federal funding; and non-traditional revenue.<br />

Among the successes in <strong>2020</strong>-21 made possible through philanthropic funding support was the completion of a 12,000<br />

square-foot expansion of the hangar at the Emil Buehler Aviation Institute on our Judson A. Samuels South Campus.<br />

The expansion enhances the College's state-of-the-art training facility and will significantly increase capacity to enroll<br />

students who want to pursue careers in Aviation Maintenance and Avionics. The newly added learning laboratory<br />

and classroom space are projected to increase enrollment by 50 percent. Complementing this achievement was the<br />

donation of a Sikorsky S-76A helicopter maintenance trainer by the program's newest corporate philanthropic partner,<br />

Lockheed-Martin. The in-kind gift, valued at more than $500,000, was previously utilized for training maintenance<br />

technicians—both civilian and members of the armed forces—at FlightSafety International's learning center at Palm<br />

Beach International Airport.<br />

Through grants we supported college access for single mothers, improved support services across each of our<br />

campuses, increased access for students with disabilities, addressed food insecurity, and expanded<br />

entrepreneurship opportunities.<br />

One highlight in local funding was the College's partnership with Broward County in November <strong>2020</strong> to launch the<br />

Broward Bridge Scholarship program to help county residents with tuition and fees. The program is the first in Florida,<br />

exclusively between a county and a higher education institution. It complements the College's expanded service model<br />

under Broward UP, which increases access to post-secondary education.<br />

As you read earlier, state funding provided access to free training through Rapid Credentials. Federal funding provided<br />

through the Higher Education, Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), made it possible for the College to establish the<br />

Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) program, which has to date, distributed $20 million directly to students.<br />

In addition, the College generated non-traditional revenue through lease agreements managed by BCEduventures,<br />

contracts with corporate clients managed by our Corporate Relations department, and in-demand Workforce programs<br />

offered through our Continuing Education department.<br />

GRANT FUNDING CONNECTS<br />

FIRST GENERATION<br />

said Israel. "The grant coordinators assisted with my resume, and<br />

because of my experience at the vaccination site, I ended up getting<br />

Today, after a few delays in starting the Nursing program, he has no<br />

regrets. The 24-year-old wants to become a Certified Registered<br />

mind as I had great experiences with the professors, and I think that<br />

confirmed my choice. It’s paid off as the Nursing program is great.”<br />

CAREER TRAINING<br />

TO<br />

STUDENT<br />

With a projected completion date in 2022, Israel is happy to be<br />

graduating debt-free and receive the academic support needed to<br />

first-generation, under-resourced Broward College students such as<br />

tutoring and advising.<br />

awarded to the College from the U.S. Department of Education in<br />

<strong>2020</strong>-21. The grants promote academic and personal success for<br />

experience he needs, thanks to the TRIO Student Services Support<br />

(SSS) Health Science grant. The grant is one of six TRIO SSS grants<br />

ISRAEL PEREZ VARGAS, 24<br />

When Israel Perez Vargas completed the Dual Enrollment program at<br />

Associate of Science in Nursing<br />

Projected Graduation Date - Spring 2022<br />

exploring his options. The world was his to conquer as he received<br />

from<br />

away shy didn’t Isreal college, attend to family his in first the be<br />

acceptance letters to Florida Atlantic University, Florida International<br />

parents were still responsible—he decided it was best to stay close<br />

his which for siblings younger four had he that fact the and cancer<br />

to home.<br />

Broward College," added Israel. "I already had Broward College in<br />

times more than<br />

three was it cases, some in and tuition, the saw “I<br />

SCHOLARSHIPS<br />

Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), and he is well on his way to gaining the<br />

3,847<br />

students<br />

internship at the COVID-19 vaccination site on our North Campus,”<br />

placed in an<br />

was I immediately, and grant, TRIO the for up signed “I<br />

just been incredible, and I have learned so much,” he said.<br />

has It Center. Medical Health Broward with externship an on placed<br />

awarded<br />

donor-funded<br />

scholarships, totaling<br />

$2.4 million.<br />

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students seeking an Associate of Science<br />

in Hospitality Tourism Management<br />

or Associate of Science in Culinary<br />

Arts Management awarded inaugural<br />

scholarships through the R. Motwani<br />

Family Academy of Hospitality and<br />

16Tourism Management.<br />

excel in college.


PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT<br />

$30<br />

MILLION GIFT<br />

received from the philanthropist<br />

MacKenzie Scott and her<br />

husband, Dan Jewett.<br />

1.2<br />

and<br />

MILLION<br />

pieces of personal protective<br />

equipment (PPE), including<br />

masks, were donated to the<br />

College. Through coordination<br />

with American Textile and<br />

Apparel, the College received<br />

one million cloth masks. The<br />

remaining donations of KN95<br />

masks, cloth masks, face<br />

shields, nitrile gloves and<br />

disposable isolation gowns<br />

were from Valley Forge<br />

Fabrics, Infinity Medical Supply<br />

V12 Health.<br />

$2.6<br />

MILLION<br />

573<br />

in philanthropic contributions to<br />

scholarships and programs.<br />

DONORS<br />

to the Broward College Foundation.<br />

GRANTS AND FEDERAL FUNDING<br />

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GRANT AWARDS TOTALING<br />

$18 million<br />

$13.6 million<br />

in the CARES Act funding used to provide<br />

student refunds, expand classroom technology,<br />

expand course design and development, online<br />

proctoring, and purchase PPE.<br />

$20 million<br />

of HEERF grant funds disbursed directly to<br />

students to support them during the pandemic<br />

through the Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk)<br />

program developed and implemented by<br />

the College.<br />

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BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

WAS FIRST CHOICE<br />

FOR HONORS COLLEGE<br />

STUDENT<br />

GASMY METELLUS, 19<br />

Pursuing Honors Associate of Arts<br />

Projected Graduation Date - Fall 2022<br />

With a GPA of 3.6 upon graduating high school, Gasmy Metellus could<br />

have chosen to enroll in a university to pursue his goal of becoming an<br />

orthopedic surgeon, but two factors came into play. First, the cost—<br />

having two older brothers who had gone to university had put a<br />

strain on his parents’ resources. The second, he was familiar with<br />

Broward College as a Dual Enrollment student. So, he really couldn’t<br />

imagine himself going to school anywhere else—at least not right now.<br />

The decision was easy.<br />

“The faculty is always great and very supportive. I’ve learned so<br />

much,” he shared. “Especially since we have been doing some classes<br />

remotely, they have been quite understanding.” Shy but confident,<br />

Gasmy highlights that he is on his projected graduation path thanks<br />

to the check-ins he has with his advisor before registering for classes<br />

each term. In addition to being enrolled in the Robert "Bob" Elmore<br />

Honors College, he’s a member of the MMI.<br />

“It provides me with the environment to connect with other students<br />

and employees from similar backgrounds, and I relate to them<br />

more. They are supportive, and the sessions and discussions keep<br />

me grounded, too,” he emphasized. “Recently, we had a resume<br />

workshop and it helped me improve my resume. Within weeks, I had a<br />

summer job."<br />

Intending to transfer to a local university once he completes his<br />

degree, Gasmy says he has enjoyed his college experience compared<br />

to what he hears from friends who chose other institutions. “I love<br />

Broward College. This is my family. I greatly appreciate how the<br />

College has worked to ensure they support us and make sure we stay<br />

on the path. I see my next steps clearly as I anticipate moving on to<br />

Florida Atlantic University next fall.”<br />

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Florida Atlantic University next fall.”<br />

College has worked to ensure they support us and make sure we stay<br />

on the path. I see my next steps clearly as I anticipate moving on to<br />

to what he hears from friends who chose other institutions. “I love<br />

Broward College. This is my family. I greatly appreciate how the<br />

Intending to transfer to a local university once he completes his<br />

degree, Gasmy says he has enjoyed his college experience compared<br />

workshop and it helped me improve my resume. Within weeks, I had a<br />

summer job."<br />

more. They are supportive, and the sessions and discussions keep<br />

me grounded, too,” he emphasized. “Recently, we had a resume<br />

“It provides me with the environment to connect with other students<br />

and employees from similar backgrounds, and I relate to them<br />

Honors College, he’s a member of the MMI.<br />

to the check-ins he has with his advisor before registering for classes<br />

each term. In addition to being enrolled in the Robert "Bob" Elmore<br />

remotely, they have been quite understanding.” Shy but confident,<br />

Gasmy highlights that he is on his projected graduation path thanks<br />

“The faculty is always great and very supportive. I’ve learned so<br />

much,” he shared. “Especially since we have been doing some classes<br />

imagine himself going to school anywhere else—at least not right now.<br />

The decision was easy.<br />

strain on his parents’ resources. The second, he was familiar with<br />

Broward College as a Dual Enrollment student. So, he really couldn’t<br />

orthopedic surgeon, but two factors came into play. First, the cost—<br />

having two older brothers who had gone to university had put a<br />

With a GPA of 3.6 upon graduating high school, Gasmy Metellus could<br />

have chosen to enroll in a university to pursue his goal of becoming an<br />

Projected Graduation Date - Fall 2022<br />

GASMY METELLUS, 19<br />

Pursuing Honors Associate of Arts<br />

FOR HONORS COLLEGE<br />

STUDENT<br />

BROWARD COLLEGE<br />

WAS FIRST CHOICE<br />

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OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE<br />

IN SERVICE CONTINUES<br />

Though <strong>2020</strong>-21 has brought us much to celebrate, we are resolved to find new ways to improve how we offer and<br />

ensure outcomes in equity, learning, completion, transfer, and workforce connection. Moving into 2021-22, we are<br />

focused on strengthening the College’s core functions, adding value to our work, and providing the greatest return on<br />

investment to students like Gasmy and the almost 60,000 others who have entrusted Broward College with their future.<br />

Some of this work began with The Greater Impact Budget in <strong>2020</strong>-21, in which we invested in programs and activities<br />

that will lead to more equitable outcomes for students and a better return to the community, such as the MMI refered<br />

to by Gasmy. We continue to maintain those critical investments while moving forward with the Building Resiliency:<br />

Investing in Our Students, Our People, Our Future budget in 2021-22. Approved by the Broward College Board of<br />

Trustees, funding will enhance the student experience and post-completion outcomes, improve employee retention<br />

and development, and maximize efficiencies at both our core functions and organization-wide. Our efforts will focus on<br />

grant development and management software solutions, information technology strategies, and student analytics while<br />

emphasizing the health and well-being of our employees.<br />

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2021-22 BUDGET<br />

BUILDING RESILIENCY: INVESTING IN OUR STUDENTS, OUR PEOPLE, OUR FUTURE<br />

$9.3 million<br />

TOWARD BUILDING STUDENT RESILIENCY AND SUCCESS<br />

$4.3 million<br />

TOWARD ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY<br />

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$5.4 million<br />

TOWARD CARING FOR OUR PEOPLE<br />

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The following are some of the ways we plan to improve how we fulfill our mission:<br />

Equity<br />

The College will strengthen its focus on equity outcomes by realigning institutional practice, policy, and mindset to<br />

ensure that all students succeed. Among them are internal targeted equity strategies, including programs focused on<br />

specific subgroups of students such as such as those who are the first in their family to attend college, minority males,<br />

veterans, and LGBTQIA+.<br />

• Increasing academic advisors<br />

• Expanding embedded tutoring<br />

• Establishing Comfort Closets/food pantries<br />

• Strengthening BC Pride<br />

• Enhancing peer mentoring<br />

• Extending the Minority Male Initiative and Seahawk Summer Academy<br />

Learning and Completion<br />

Throughout 2021-22, the College will focus on improving the student experience to strengthen resiliency, and improve<br />

learning outcomes and completion rates.<br />

• Launching the student experience redesign project<br />

• Expanding pilot initiative for student outreach<br />

• Investing in student engagement technology<br />

• Filling 15 faculty vacancies<br />

• Providing fixed term assignments for 100 part-time faculty<br />

Transfer and Workforce Education<br />

To strengthen transfer rates and improve workforce connection, the College will invest in strategies and practices to<br />

improve student success in these areas.<br />

• Virtual job shadowing<br />

• Career readiness and alignment<br />

• Micro-credentialing and badging<br />

• Automated transcript evaluator<br />

• Employer engagement<br />

• Student employment outcomes<br />

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LEADING THE WAY TO<br />

POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY AND BEYOND<br />

COVID-19 continues to test our resilience. Yet, we are positioned to have the greatest impact on our students and our<br />

community for generations to come. We invested CARES Act funding to enhance the online learning experience and<br />

keep our students on track to fulfill their post-secondary requirements. We continued a laptop loaner program to<br />

bridge the <strong>digital</strong> divide and partnered with local organizations and health care providers to safeguard our students,<br />

employees, and community-at-large. We did not shy away from addressing issues of social justice or racial unrest.<br />

In response, we helped our community understand the power of post-secondary education in creating change and<br />

moving us toward equity. We will continue to lead the way on these issues through open communication with our<br />

students, faculty, staff, and community. We are proud of the work we have accomplished through ACADEI and<br />

initiatives like the Equity Through Education series in partnership with South Florida Business and Wealth. The six-part<br />

series, which started last year, allows the College to bring together the business community to discuss issues of equity.<br />

Our objective is to lead our community to lasting and impactful change.<br />

We are grateful for the lessons learned. Our classroom redesign supported hybrid learning. The Future of Work plan<br />

will influence the way we do business moving forward and facilitate our post-pandemic recovery. The successes<br />

achieved in the face of adversity is a testament to our people's strength, our partnerships, and our institutional<br />

practices and operations.<br />

As part of our commitment to continuously find ways to improve how we serve our students and the community, we<br />

have initiated the process to build the next strategic plan—the Social Enterprise Plan. As the title suggests, the plan<br />

will emphasize the tangible social value of the institution by engaging every area of the enterprise, including faculty<br />

and other frontline staff, to achieve our aspirational goals. In collaboration with our external stakeholders, the plan will<br />

drive the College's coordinated effort to deepen connections and access to resources in support of all Broward County<br />

community members. A design team along with experts in the field of higher education strategy will continue engaging<br />

both internal and external stakeholders to inform the planning process.<br />

As we anticipate the end of this pandemic, we must be prepared to address the challenges it will leave in its wake,<br />

especially for those from low-income and low-resourced communities. The lives we impact and our capacity to bring<br />

hope to the students and residents who rely on us cannot be achieved solely through our efforts. Rooted in our<br />

commitment is strengthening partnerships with businesses, organizations, philanthropists, and donors. As part of this<br />

response, the College will use the largest gift it has ever received ($30 million from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and<br />

husband Dan Jewett) to fortify our promise to perpetually exist in communities with the lowest college attainment rates<br />

and highest unemployment rates.<br />

While it is impossible to predict what the future holds, our commitment to student success and improving the<br />

communities we serve is stronger than ever. Let's get started!<br />

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© Broward College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status,<br />

sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or other legally protected classification in its programs and activities.


A. HUGH ADAMS CENTRAL CAMPUS<br />

3501 Davie Rd., Davie, FL 33314<br />

NORTH CAMPUS<br />

1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066<br />

JUDSON A. SAMUELS SOUTH CAMPUS<br />

7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024<br />

AVIATION ANNEX<br />

7201 South Airport Rd., Hangar 14, Bldg. 90, Pembroke Pines, FL 33023<br />

CYPRESS CREEK ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER / ONLINE CAMPUS<br />

6400 N.W. 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309<br />

MIRAMAR TOWN CENTER<br />

2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025<br />

MIRAMAR WEST CENTER<br />

1930 S.W. 145th Ave., Miramar, FL 33027<br />

PINES CENTER<br />

16957 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331<br />

TIGERTAIL LAKE RECREATIONAL CENTER<br />

580 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004​<br />

WILLIS HOLCOMBE CENTER<br />

111 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 333011<br />

WESTON CENTER<br />

4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332<br />

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