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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.



Charmaine Anthony

Director, Medical Science Liaison, Benign Hematology and Sickle Cell Disease

Novartis Oncology

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Charmaine Anthony earned an A.A.S. with a focus in Nursing at BC. She then earned a B.S. in Registered Nursing at Florida International University, and a M.S. in Nursing at the University of Phoenix. She is the Director, Medical Science Liaison, Benign Hematology and Sickle Cell Disease at Novartis Oncology. Charmaine started off at Novartis as a Hematology Educator and worked her way through being a Medical Science Liaison, a Regional Medical Scientific Liaison Associate Director, and finally to her current position. She has a long history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry and is skilled Clinical Research, Nursing Education, Pediatrics, Patient Education, and Medicine.

Alexis Arenal

Veterinarian

Seiler Animal Hospital

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Alexis earned her A.A from BC, her bachelor's from Florida International University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University. She currently works as a Veterinarian at Seiler Animal Hospital. She has been working with animals for a very long time, previously working and interning closely with FIU Research Programs and Dixie Animal Hospital. She also has worked as a Conservation and Research Intern at Miami Zoo, where she Assisted with projects that aimed to preserve endangered species both globally and locally. She has been helping her community by volunteering to help assist veterinarian technicians and Zookeeper’s whenever she has the free time.

Tysharra Belfon, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Belfon Health & Aesthetics

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Tysharra Belfon earned an AS at BC and continued her education at Chamberlin University where she earned a BSN and a MS in Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner & CEO at Belfon Health & Aesthetics as well as a PICC Line Nurse at Specialty Care. Belfon & Aesthetics is a wellness center that provides supplements, IV hydration, weight loss, and other services! Tysharra has an extensive medical history treating and caring for patients with acute and chronic diseases as well as preventative and aesthetic services. She has over 8 years of nursing experience and is passionate, adaptable, and hardworking.

Subash Bhandari

NeuroBiology Research Assistant

Florida Atlantic University

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Subash Bhandari earned his A.A. in Pre-Medicine at BC and his bachelor’s and master's degree at Florida Atlantic University. He is currently a student at FAU receiving his PhD in neurosciences. He is currently working as a NeuroBiology Research Assistant at Florida Atlantic University.

Rick Blanchette

Director of Food & Nutrition Services

Memorial Healthcare System

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"My degree from BC opened many doors for me in food service management and also within healthcare. I have since graduated from FIU completing my B.S. and plan to continue further with my education."

Glenna Brewster Glasgow, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University

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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."

Gracey Butts, RN

Progressive Care Nurse

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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Gracey Butts earned her A.S. at BC and has a B.S. in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University. She is now continuing her education by earning her B.S.N. from The University of Arizona. She is a Progressive Care Nurse at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. Here she specializes in Medical Surgery, Telemetry, and CCU. She delivers nursing practices, medication administration, patient and family centered education and more. Gracey was recently nominated for a Safety Hero Award for a medication error that is changing the way we dispense insulin.

Maritza Castaño, RN

Trauma Nurse 

Broward Health

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Maritza earned her AS degree at Broward College and works with both adult and pediatric trauma and is specially trained for Hazmat and Mass Casualty events.Maritza says, “I love my work family. "I love what I do, and who I do it with. Thank you Sondia B. Lindor #BestBCProfessor #empoweredwomenempowerothers

Jessica Castellanos

Registered Nurse

Memorial Healthcare System

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"As new graduates face the world with uncertainty, I offer the advice to continue pushing forward with a smile. Sometimes a smile is enough to change someone’s whole day, or even their life."

Wylie Castillo

Registered Behavior Technician

ABA Solutions, Inc.

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Wylie Castillo earned his A.A. at BC and continued his education at the University of Phoenix where he earned his B.S. and M.S. in Psychology. He is a Registered Behavior Technician at ABA Solutions, Inc. ABA Solutions provides applied behavior analysis assessments and therapies to address difficult behaviors, and any associated social, emotional or learning challenges. Wylie works in applied behavior analysis and is skilled in Data collection, Data analysis, Team Building, Management, and Leadership.