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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.

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Shanaka Fonseka

Electrical Engineer

Alan Wire


Alumni Spotlight

Shanaka Fonseka earned an A.A. at BC. He then continued his education at Southeast Missouri States University where he earned a B.S. in Technology Management and a B.S. in Engineering Technology: Electrical and Controls. He is an Electrical Engineer at Alan Wire. Alan Wire is a company recognized as a reliable source for 600-volt copper building wire products. He is a Six Sigma White Belt Certified Electrical engineer with a background in power systems, automation, and control systems. He has a great level of expertise in PLC systems and AutoCAD Electrical.

Amos Ford

Director of Production



Alumni Spotlight

"BC has helped my career tremendously, not only by providing me with a great education, but also with continued career support and opportunities to give back to the BC community."

Bert Fowles

Vice President of Marketing Sales

Island Global Yachting


Alumni Spotlight

Bert earned his BBA from UCF, and returned to Broward College to earn a Mini MBA and Lean Six Sigma Belt. He now holds 20 years of hospitality industry expertise and is responsible for developing and implementing marketing plans leading to revenue growth for 17 marinas across 10 different countries, He also is Vice Chair of Marketing for the United States Superyacht Association.

Jean-Franck Francois

Founder and CEO



Alumni Spotlight

Jean-Franck earned his Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Business Administration at Broward College. Since his graduation, he has held the title as a Director of Technology, and has recently established his own company, iRemettre. In addition to his role as a CEO, Jean-Franck is an active volunteer in our community, as a youth advisor advocating for higher education. He thanks Broward College for providing him the opportunity to become a great leader.

Yahalia G. Franklin

Executive Program Director

Breaking Barries Florida, Inc.


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."

Tangy Frederick

Founder and Software Engineer

Cre8tive Devs Software


Alumni Spotlight

Tangy Frederick earned her A.S. Degree with honors in Computer Programming & Analysis at BC. She was invited to attend the United Nations Headquarters in New York, as part of the “Commission on the Status of Women”. As a woman in tech, this gave her the ability to increase her awareness on how she could help the tech industry become more diverse.