Alumni Spotlights | Broward College Office of Advancement and Broward College Foundation
We’re proud of our

Alumni Spotlights


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.

Choose a Career Pathway to see our Alumni Spotlights or

Enter a Name

Click on the Pages below to see all of our Alumni Spotlights

Catherine Malcolm


Jerk Machine and PORTABELLA Life


Alumni Spotlight

As a Co-Founder of Jerk Machine Restaurants, Catherine enrolled at Broward College to sharpen her skills as a leader by receiving a degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations. Since her degree, she founded Portabella Life, focused on the growth and development of young individuals in disadvantaged inner-city communities. She is grateful Broward College gave her the knowledge and motivation to inspire her community on becoming G.R.E.A.T. Leaders - Grateful-Responsible-Earnest-Ambitious-Trustworthy.

Tahiz Malu

ELC Technical Operator

CNN en Espanol


Alumni Spotlight

Tahiz Malu earned her degree in Journalism and Communication from BC. She then continued her education and recieved her B.B.A. at Florida Atlantic University. Tahiz currently works as the Technical Operator at CNN. Having previously worked with both Fox News Latin America and NBCUniversal Telemundo, she has had much experience in the Television and News network.

Andres Manjarres

Branch Manager

Wells Fargo Bank


Alumni Spotlight

Andres earned his A.A. in Business Administration and Management at BC. As a Branch Manager, he is responsible for leading the business to success. He has plenty of experience in the banking industry.

Sara Marino

Breaking News Reporter



Alumni Spotlight

Sara Marino earned her A.A. at BC, she then earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and her master's degree in Social Media Engagement at the University of Florida. Sara is currently working at USA TODAY as a Breaking News Reporter. USA TODAY delivers engaging breaking news, sports, money, life, technology, and travel content.

Tara Marino


St. Jerome School in Fort Lauderdale


Alumni Spotlight

Tara Marino earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York College at Cortland. She then came to Broward College where she earned a degree in education. She also earned a master’s in educational leadership from Barry University. Tara recently became the new principal at St. Jerome School in Fort Lauderdale.

Paola Mariselli

Product Design Manager



Alumni Spotlight

Paola got her start with her A.A. from BC, and earned a Bachelor's at NYU, and a Master's from Harvard. She shares" If you don’t know what your dream job is, keep exploring, and if you already have your dream job… remember there’s always time for more than one dream job in a lifetime!"