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We are very proud of our alumni and their accomplishments. Each month, we will be highlighting alumni from hundreds of careers that Broward College has offered since our opening in 1960. If you, or someone you know would like to be featured, please click here to submit your information.



Sara Marino

Breaking News Reporter

USA TODAY

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Sara Marino earned her A.A. at BC, she then earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and her master's degree in Social Media Engagement at the University of Florida. Sara is currently working at USA TODAY as a Breaking News Reporter. USA TODAY delivers engaging breaking news, sports, money, life, technology, and travel content.

Patrick Martin

Associate Producer

NBC News

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Patrick Martin got his start at BC and earned his A.A. He then continued his education and earned his B.A. in Multimedia Journalism at Florida Atlantic University and his M.S. in Journalism at Columbia University in the City of New York. He is the Associate Producer at NBC News. He has also served in the U.S. Army where he was an Airborne Infantry Squad Leader.

Chanice A. McClover-Lee

Owner and Founder

Baked by Chanice

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Chanice A. McClover-Lee earned her A.A. at BC and is continuing her education at Howard University. She is the Owner and Founder of Baked by Chanice, a vegan bakery in Washington, D.C. At the age of 17, she began baking and selling cookies at her local farmer’s market, and at the age of 19, she opened her own bakery. She is also an author of two books; Young Revolutionary and GEN Z SPEAKS. Chanice is an activist, author, speaker and blogger who has dedicated her life to promoting social awareness among black teens.

Chris Nicholas

Executive Producer

Planet TV Studios

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Chris Nicholas earned his A.A. with a focus in Liberal Arts and Studies at BC. He is the Executive Producer at Planet TV Studios. Here he is responsible for guiding each stage of the production and post-production process for the television series, New Frontiers featuring host, William Shatner on Fox Business. Chris also started his own production company, New River Entertainment, creating branded content for corporations, small businesses and non-profits. He has plenty of years of experience in the filming & entertainment industry.

Aaliyah Pasols

Assistant Editor

THINK Magazine

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Aaliyah Pasols got her start at BC by earning her A.A. She is now pursuing her bachelor’s in communication and journalism at Florida International University. Aaliyah has been working as the Assistant Editor for Think Magazine. She is also a writer for the Miami New Times where she covers freelance stories on music, culture, and nightlife.

Isabel Perez

Mixed Media Artist & Art Instructor

Coral Springs Museum of Art

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Isabel is an art teacher and renowned artist with multiple award-winning pieces throughout the world. "When I moved to the US, BC was the bridge for learning, adaptation and knowledge. The courses helped me build my portfolio with quality images. I had the honor to work as a hand painter for Louis Vuitton, Alepel shoes and De Vesi to create art for public space throughout Florida."

Ignacio Reyes

Vice President and Corporate Director of Development

Leo A Daly

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Ignacio Reyes earned his A.A. in Architecture at BC, he continued his education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Architecture. He is now the Vice President and Corporate Director of Development at Leo A Daly, where he conducts global business strategies, coordination, marketing and positioning for the company.

Rey Paul Rodriguez

Founder

The Mind of Rey Rey

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Rey Paul earned his A.A and A.S at BC and his B.A from FAU. He is better known by his artist name Rey Rey, and is an Entrepreneur, Photographer, Poet, and the founder of The Mind of Rey Rey®, a multimedia and marketing company based out of Plantation, FL, providing services worldwide. Rey Rey built his achievements at BC. He was awarded the 2004 “Irene Fischley Award for Excellence” for EMT and was featured seven times in P’an Ku (Broward College’s Literary & Arts Magazine) showcasing some of his photography and poetry. He was also the president of the Broadcasting & Film Club for one semester. Rey founded his business, The Mind of Rey Rey® in 2014. In 2019, he retired as a paramedic to run his business full-time. In February of 2021, Rey was listed amongst the Yahoo! Finance: Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2021.

Melissa Shiff

Vice President

Shiff Construction and Development, LLC

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Melissa got her start with her A.A. degree at BC, and went on to study Journalism at FSU. In addition to her career in broadcasting and teaching at Pinecrest School, Melissa is a pillar of our community, taking on very crucial volunteer positions.

Eleazar Soriano

Graphic Designer

Entrepreur

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"After completing studies at Broward College with an Associates of Arts Degree in Graphic Design, he became involved with comic figures, where he is followed by thousands of artists all over the world. "