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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.



Julie Price

Chief Operating Officer

Arc Broward

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Alumni Spotlight

Julie earned her A.A. degree at BC, her Bachelor's degree from FSU, and her Masters degree from NSU. She is a seasoned professional with over 30 years in the not-for-profit and social enterprise fields. She is a passionate, insightful leader who balances vision and strategy with sharply executed, innovative solutions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

Robert Diaz

Academic Advisor and Adjunct Professor

Broward College

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Alumni Spotlight

"Robert is one of the founding leaders of the Pillars Leadership Conference. His bold leadership and selfless dedication to others have contributed greatly to the success of BC students. Robert is truly a pillar of the Broward College community and the community at large"

Yahalia G. Franklin

Executive Program Director

Breaking Barries Florida, Inc.

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Alumni Spotlight

"I have earned my A.A. degree in Psychology and my B.A.S. degree in Supply Chain Management from BC, as well as my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. All of this gave me the fuel to impact the under served communities, and strategically reprogram their mindset from low socioeconomic to economic growth."

Katherine Acevedo

Social Work Case Manager

Henderson Behavioral Health

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Alumni Spotlight

"Many of the best memories that I have during my college career have been at this wonderful college that I hold in great esteem! During my time at this college I acquired great knowledge and valuable lessons from my professors and peers.

Herdyne Mercier, LCSW

Chief Grief Crusader

Mercier Wellness and Consulting

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Alumni Spotlight

"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Grief Coach, transformational Speaker, as well as a workshop facilitator. I am also the host of the “𝗥𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗳” podcast. I'm hired by individuals, companies, and organizations to help individuals come to terms with their grief and reach restoration."

Tremaine Hemans, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Law Offices of Jesus Reyes

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Alumni Spotlight

Tremaine earned both her A.A. and A.S degree from BC, her B.S. degree from NSU and her JD, Law from FIU. Tremaine, the first in her family to attend college, says "ANYTHING is possible if you have faith and believe in yourself. Getting my start at BC prepared me for law school in so many ways and gave me the confidence to succeed.

Shekeisha Banner, MSW

Therapist and Medical Social Worker

Silver Lining Counseling and Consulting, LLC

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Alumni Spotlight

Shekeisha earned her A.A. degree from BC, a Bachelor’s and Masters degree from FAU, and will complete her Ph.D. next year. Shekeisha is a highly experienced clinical professional who values client care and seeks to treat each client with dignity, respect, and compassion.

Lyneida Lopez-Estrella, LMHC

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Therapist

Henderson Behavioral Health

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Alumni Spotlight

Lyneida earned her A.A. degree from BC, a Bachelor’s degree from FAU, and a Master’s degree from FIU..“It all starts with one person; if I can inspire and be there to help those in need, I will go as far as I can to do right for those that put their trust in me.”

Kenneth King

Vice President of Housing

Camillus House, Inc.

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Alumni Spotlight

Starting with his A.A. degree in Psychology from BC, and following with his B.A. and MBA, as VP of Housing, Kenneth oversees Camillus' housing program, which provides housing to more than 800 individuals and families in 12 facilities throughout Miami-Dade County.

Dr. Jameson Mercier, LCSW

Senior Social Worker and Consultant

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Mercier Wellness

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Alumni Spotlight

" I remember being a freshman stepping foot on campus for the first. I was the first in my family to go to college so this left me scared, lost, confused. However, in time I made meaningful connections my professors and advisors which provided me a sense of direction. I owe a lot of my success to the foundation I received at Broward College."