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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.



Nandranie Bhalai, LCSW, CCATP, CTMH

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Trauma Specialist

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Alumni Spotlight

Nan earned her A.A. degree from BC, a Bachelor’s degree from FAU, and a Master’s degree from Barry University. In addition to being a mental health therapist, Nan has been a Supervisor of Court for Dependency and Foster Care, a certified Youth Mental Health First Instructor., and has represented BCPS for the Urban League.

Glenna Brewster Glasgow, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University

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Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Glenna Brewster earned her A.S. degree from BC, she then earned her B.S., M.A., M.S., and PhD from University of South Florida, and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She shares, "The opportunities I received at BC by being a tutor at the LRC at North Campus and participating in the Omega Phi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa strengthened my ability to communicate effectively and showed me what was possible in terms of what I could accomplish."

Yanique Bryan

Business Education Teacher

Broward County Public Schools

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Alumni Spotlight

Yanique credits her success to BC, where she got start and earned her A.A. Degree. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from UCF and is pursuing her MBA from NSU. Yanique founded an empowerment organization called Own Your Throne, helping young ladies cultivate confidence.

Ackimo Charles

Assistant Principal

Broward County Public Schools

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Alumni Spotlight

Ackimo earned his A.A. at BC, his Bachelor's at Florida Atlantic University and his Master's at University of Phoenix. He currently works as an Assistant Principle for Broward County Public Schools. Especially during this pandemic, his goal alongside his coworkers is to enrich their students to learn and engage in the virtual classroom. He has worked with students for almost 20 years, with a mission to teach and educate young students to become great, productive citizens. He also is a proud member of PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC. "As an educator for BCPS for almost 20 years, and currently an Assistant Principal, I ensure every child receives a quality education, access to a mentor and a promising future."

Laura Cordeiro

Teacher

Franklin Academy

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Alumni Spotlight

"Thanks to my positive experience at Broward College I am a dedicated and student-focused teaching professional who is committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive, and engaging learning environment for all students." "I also possess superior interpersonal and communication skills to foster meaningful relationships with students, parents and staff."

Derek Dunston

Teacher, Entertainer, and Writer

Broward County Public Schools

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Alumni Spotlight

"I have committed my life to public education, local entertainment, and spreading the message of neurodiversity. I directly attribute my success as a teacher, entertainer and writer, to my experience at Broward College’s Teacher’s Education Program (TEP). "

Dr. Kevin Johnson

President and CEO

Johnson Management Group

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Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Johnson works tirelessly to expose inner city youth to scholarship, sportsmanship and professional role models in the sports industry. He has developed an intriguing and very exciting podcast called “Life After Sports”, bringing on famous pro-athletes each week.

Shela Jones

Senior Specialist, Outreach Services

Broward College

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Alumni Spotlight

Shela earned her A.A. in Criminal Justice at BC. She then continued her education by earning her B.A. in Criminal Justice at FAU, and a M.S. degree at FIU in Higher Education Administration and is completing a second M.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. Shela is an enthusiastic and passionate person and is dedicated to helping college students reach their full potential regardless of their different learning styles.

Stephanie Lacoude

CEO and Founder

SOS4Kidz, Inc.

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Alumni Spotlight

Stephanie earned her AA at BC and continued her education at FAU, earning a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Stephanie is also a Certified Childcare Provider, equipped with experience in CPR and health, safety, and nutrition training. SOS4kidz is an acronym for Stephanie’s Original Services for kids. Its primary objective is to provide childcare and educational assistance to families and children in need.

Crystal Law

Field Placement Coordinator

Broward College

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Alumni Spotlight

"The experiences and connections I made at BC as a student helped mold my teaching philosophy; it is based on the ideas of active learning, continuous engagement, empathetic mentorship and unwavering support."