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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.



Steven Baez

Utility Support Supervisor

City of Sunrise

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Alumni Spotlight

“I love BC Online. I have taken numerous classes online, and have never had an issue. The professors have been very responsive. While pursuing my AA now, I am working towards a higher degree. I work full time, so it’s hard for me to find time to go to school especially while juggling family life, but with BC online, I am able to continue working towards my goals!”

Bob Birdsong

President and CEO

OK Generators

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Alumni Spotlight

Bob began his education at BC taking dual enrollment classes, and went on to earn a bachelor's degree nuclear engineering at the US Naval Academy, and was an Instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School and Naval Nuclear Field "A" School. He also earned his bachelor's of electrical engineering at NYU. He is President & CEO of OK Generators, which provides and maintains essential generators. Bob plays a vital role as one of our community's top advisors and philanthropists.

Sebastian Boloña

Industrial Designer

Delta Power Equipment Corporation

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Alumni Spotlight

Sebastian Boloña earned an A.A. at BC and a B.S. in Industrial and Product Design at The Ohio State University. He is an Industrial Designer at Delta Power Equipment Corporation which is a company that creates woodworking tools. Some of what Sebastian does is to work with the Engineering department to develop product ideas, produce creative concept ID Sketches for review, use Solidworks to produce 3D concept models, and more. Due to previous internships, he has acquired much experience in the Industrial Design field.

David Buritica

Director of Sales and Marketing

Sheltair

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Alumni Spotlight

David Buritica got his start at BC and continued his education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is now Director of Sales and Marketing at Sheltair with over 10 years of experience in the aviation industry.

Tamara Chase

President and CEO

Chase Roofing and Contracting

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Alumni Spotlight

"I had attended many classes over the years, one at a time and when I got serious I ended up going to BC to complete my A.A. and then to NSU to complete my Bachelor's degree. The common denominator of all the work I do, is to leave things better than where they started".

Courtney Crain

Pilot

UPS

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Alumni Spotlight

Courtney earned her AS degree in Professional Pilot Technology after earning her M.A. in English at the University of Aberdeen in the U.K. She travels the world as a 747 pilot for UPS, and is in the top 1% of all female pilots. "Attending Broward College was a life-changing move that helped facilitate my transition as a flight attendant to ending up in the cockpit of a jumbo jet".

David DeLeon

Chef and Director of Culinary Arts

Broward College

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Alumni Spotlight

"Broward College gave me the confidence, support and education to be successful in the business."

Elena Gonzalez

Aircraft Technician

American Airlines

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Alumni Spotlight

Elena Gonzalez started her education at George T Baker Aviation School and then came to BC where she earned her A.S. with a focus in Aviation/Airway Management and Operations. She is an Aircraft Technician at American Airlines. She has years of experience in the Airlines/Aviation Industry and is skilled in Airworthiness, Aircrafts, and Overhaul. Elena is also the owner of Fix Fly Travel which is an online Shop and Blog is designed to help and/or offer support to those in the aviation field or those who would like to enter it.

Valeska Gray

Project Engineer

The Weitz Company

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Valeska Gray earned her A.S. degree at BC with a focus in Architecture Design and Construction Tech. She is the Project Engineer at The Weitz Company, which provides construction expertise in three core business lines: Commercial, Industrial and Supply Chain. Here she assists with various Broward County Judicial Complex projects, cost management, trains others on project team, and more.

Captain Barrington Irving

Founder and CEO

Experience Aviation and The Flying Classroom

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Alumni Spotlight

At age 19 he learned to fly, and at age 21 he launched his first business, Experience Aviation. At age 23, he was the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world, a Guinness World Record. At age 24, he challenged 60 of his students to build a plane, and he piloted its first test flight. At age 30, he founded his revolutionary award winning program, The Flying Classroom".