Broward College Honors Alumni with Annual Hall of Distinction Awards

July 25, 2014 | More Events


Broward College will recognize the achievements of its most outstanding alumni at the third annual Alumni Hall of Distinction Awards on Friday, September 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Plantation Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island Rd., Plantation. To be considered for inclusion in one of the four categories, each nominee must have given back to the community by making professional, civic, public or philanthropic contributions.

Joining other nationally prominent past inductees, such as award-winning writer Rita Mae Brown and former Governor of Maryland Parris Glendening, will be City of Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Franklin Adderley (Merit Award), President of the Medical Staff at Jackson Health System Joshua Lenchus (Merit Award), President of International Yacht Collection Robert Saxon (Merit Award), owner of American Social Bar & Restaurant Rick Mijares (Emerging Leader Award), Director of Victim Advocate Unit at the State Attorney’s Office Nancy Tanner (Service to the Community Award), and Associate professor of education at Broward College Sharry Kimmel, Ph.D. (Alumni Service Award). Set to host the event is Broward College alumna Catalina M. Avalos, who currently serves as a director of the law firm Tripp Scott.

“We received more than 100 nominations,” said Nancy Botero, Broward College’s vice president for advancement and executive director of the Broward College Foundation. “We congratulate our nominees, finalists and honorees, and applaud all of the judges for their hard work.”

Since seating is limited, an RSVP is required. Admission is $40. To register or to learn more, visit For more information on partnership opportunities, contact Ellice A. Martinez at or 954-201-7373.

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