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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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Melinda Baugh, MSMIS, CISA

Senior, Financial Consultant (IT)

Ultimate Kronos Group


Alumni Spotlight

Melinda Baugh earned her A.A. at BC in Accounting, her B.B.A. at Florida Atlantic University and her M.S. in Management Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. Melinda is currently working as the Senior Financial Compliance IT at UKG - Ultimate Kronos Group. She leads IT and Business Processes, conducts implementation reviews with project management teams and more!

William Baumann

Manager, Sales & Marketing

Airmark Components, Inc


Alumni Spotlight

William Baumann earned his A.A. in Economics, Business Management, & Marketing at BC. He then continued his education at Florida International University where he earned his B.A. in Economics. He is currently the Sales & Marketing Manager at Airmark Components, Inc. a company that specialzes in the repair and overhaul of pneumatic, heat transfer, hydraulic, electro-mechanical, electrical and fuel/oil aircraft accessories.

Therry Beauge

RF Systems Engineering Analyst

Georgia Tech Research Institute


Alumni Spotlight

Therry Beauge earned her A.A. at BC and continued her education at Florida Atlantic University where she earned a B.B.A. and a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She is the RF Systems Engineering Analyst at Georgia Tech Research Institute as well as the Project Manager at Prinvil Properties. As a University Affiliated Research Center, the Georgia Tech Research Institute is the nonprofit, applied research unit Georgia Tech. Therry is also the Vice President at Society of Women Engineers, which is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering.

Tysharra Belfon, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Belfon Health & Aesthetics


Alumni Spotlight

Tysharra Belfon earned an AS at BC and continued her education at Chamberlin University where she earned a BSN and a MS in Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner & CEO at Belfon Health & Aesthetics as well as a PICC Line Nurse at Specialty Care. Belfon & Aesthetics is a wellness center that provides supplements, IV hydration, weight loss, and other services! Tysharra has an extensive medical history treating and caring for patients with acute and chronic diseases as well as preventative and aesthetic services. She has over 8 years of nursing experience and is passionate, adaptable, and hardworking.

Christina Fernandez Benavides, BSN, RN, LE

President/ Master Esthetician

Bena Integrative Beauty


Alumni Spotlight

Christina Fernandez Benavides got her start at BC and earned her A.A. She then continued her education and earned her bachelor’s in Nursing at Chamberlain University College of Nursing, and is working towards earning her M.S. in Nursing at Chamberlain University. Christina is currently the president and Master Esthetician at Bena Integrative Beauty, which is an integrative beauty spa combining holistic with aesthetic services to enhance your natural beauty from the inside out. She is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Esthetician that has plenty of experience in the aesthetics and medical industry.

Cristian Benavides

Associate Business Transformation Consultant – CPR Insurance



Alumni Spotlight

Cristian Benavides earned an A.A. degree at Broward College and a BBA at Florida International University. He is an Associate Business Transformation Consultant – CPR Insurance at IBM. He is a data-driven, servant leader looking to make an impact in the community by bringing value to the firms he engages with. Cristian says that at Broward College, Phi Beta Lambda, opened up many doors, connections, and helped him realize his untapped potential and passions.