There have been many times in Trey Hebert’s life where he couldn’t hold his head up, all stemming from childhood trauma that caused a world of difficulty.
“There was a moment, not too long ago, that I thought I would never be good enough to earn a degree.” Trey said.
Trey’s story begins in Texas where he lived with his mother, a single mom. When Trey was just six years old, his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. For the next three years, the young boy tagged along with his mom to her chemotherapy treatments. Despite the aggressive treatment, his mother passed away when Trey was nine.
The Jerry Taylor & Nancy Bryant Foundation gifted $1.9 million to Broward College to support aviation and avionics education at the college’s Emil Buehler Aviation Institute.
The gift, intended to ignite student enthusiasm for the study of aviation and create a pathway to propel them to success, establishes the Taylor-Bryant Avionics Honors Scholarship, supports the expansion of a new hangar where an avionics line lab will be housed, and funds further development of a bachelor’s degree program in aerospace science and an associate degree in avionics.
When Kadeidra “KD” Bramwell’s father was deported to Jamaica, her family was turned upside down emotionally and financially. Her mother, a hard worker who held down minimum-wage jobs, supported KD, then age 5, and her two older siblings. Over time, tight finances choked the household, and KD’s family spiraled into homelessness. The family bounced from the homes of friends and family over the course of six years.
Corresponding to the moves from one home to another were moves from one school to the next, further adding to the family’s instability. This was particularly hard on KD because she was bullied at school. The other kids noticed her “lack of things,” as she put it – her old, worn-out clothes and shoes – and the bullies made her life painfully difficult.