If you are a Seahawk, you know there are many reasons to be #BCProud. Many of our student-run clubs and organizations participate in competitions within their respective areas throughout the year, and they never fail to represent the abundant talent of the Broward College student body.

Student publications, The Observer and PANKU, received several accolades at the annual Florida College System Publications Association Awards Banquet, held in Tampa, Florida on January 25, 2019.

The Observer, the student newspaper, received a total of seven awards. They were recognized as follows: first place for a news story, second place for in-depth reporting, second place for sports column, third place for news photo, and third place for both design and website.

“We are very proud to add these awards to our newsroom. Our students dedicate several hours of the week on top of their school work and jobs to publish a bi-weekly newspaper, and recognition like this inspires them to keep up the hard work,” said Jennifer Shapiro, advisor to The Observer.

PANKU Editors

The Literary & Arts Magazine, PANKU, was honored with five top awards that included best overall poetry, best cover design, best overall photography, best individual photography, and general excellence. The poem “Snowfall on Las Olas” by Zoe “Vincent” Nouel published in Volume 54 was recognized with the distinguished Debra Vazquez Memorial Awards for Excellence in Poetry.

PANKU’s Design editors were recognized for their work on the magazine’s staff pages. Also, seven students received awards in the categories of poetry and art.

“For 54 years, PANKU has served our students and our community. The magazine celebrates creativity, encourages originality, and inspires greatness,” said Vicky Santiesteban, advisor to PANKU. “We are to celebrate these students for their talent, dedication, integrity, and all-around awesomeness.”

Do you have a passion for journalism? Join The Observer and gain professional experience.

Express your love for the arts, by joining PANKU.

Want to study Journalism or Creative Writing? Then check out the programs offered under the Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design Pathway.