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Nidia Cardenas

Family Nurse Practitioner

CareFirst Urgent Care

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Nidia Cardenas earned an A.S. in Nursing at Broward College. She then continued her education at South University, where she earned a Bachelor in Nursing, a Master in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner, and is currently working towards her Doctor in Nurse Practice. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner at CareFirst Urgent Care. For the past two years, Nidia has worked in mental health, caring for patients with substance abuse and numerous mental health issues. She started her nursing career in Medical/Surgical and Cardiac Stepdown units and worked as a nurse case manager and onsite nurse reviewer for insurance companies. Her passion for helping others led her to return to school and become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Sarah Santos Carmichael

Solutions Architect

Coupa Software

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Sarah Santos Carmichael graduated from BC with her A.A. She then continued her education at Emory University where she received her M.B.A. in information Technology. She currently works as a Solutions Architect at Coupa Software, which is a cloud platform for business spend management.

Carl Carruthers, Jr., Ph.D.

Downstream Process Development Scientist

Vaccine Production Program/NIAID/NIH

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Dr. Carl Carruthers, Jr. earned his A.A. at BC, his B.S. in Chemistry at Florida Atlantic University, his M.S. in Biochemistry at Texas A&M University, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Houston. He is the Downstream Process Development Scientist at Vaccine Production Program/NIAID/NIH. The mission of VPP is to facilitate the development of effective vaccines for human infectious disease and outbreaks. He is also the Owner/Member of Coast Phase Consulting, LLC. Dr. Carruthers has many accomplishments both on Earth and in space!

Jeremiah Carter

Chief Executive Officer

Cartieh Communications, LLC

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Alumni Spotlight

Jeremiah earned his A.A. degree at BC and his B.S. in Public Relations at FAMU. He is a mentor to many of his colleagues, a leader, and a social change agent. Jeremiah was highly involved on campus and is now in his community. He served on numerous committees, and is a transformation leader, who transforms followers to be a leader of change. A strong leader and community advocate, Jeremiah has won a several awards, is a motivational speaker, radio personality.

Christopher Cascio

Business Development Manager

Home Care Assistance

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Christopher earned his B.S at BC and Master’s at Lynn University. He currently works as the Business Development Manager at Home Care Assistance, which is in the top 10% of agencies nationally and recognized as the top homecare agencies in South Florida consecutively for the past 5 years. He helps provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live a happier, healthier lives at home. He guides his company to embrace a positive, balance approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of the elderly. He has years of Business Development experience, but he also has been certified as an EMT Paramedic and has a certificate of Gerontology from Florida Atlantic University.

Cady Casellas, A.A. '16

On Air Personality

WERF-LP PlayFM

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Broward College Alumni & Friends is proud to recognize Cady Casellas. Cady earned an A.A. degree in Journalism at Broward College and a B.S. in Telecommunication – Digital Film and TV Production at the University of Florida. Cady was a dual enrollment student at Broward College and participated in in the college's symphonic band in addition to volunteering with the Random Acts of Kindness Club. Since graduating from BC, she has been active in journalism, radio journalism and production. She's also a writer and pens articles weekly about pop culture and music for influential blogs and platforms. You can listen to Cady on the air at WERF-LP PlayFM on Saturdays from 4-8 PM.