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FEATURED: MLK Day of Service
January 9-16
Across Broward County

Through funding from the Florida Legislature, Broward College, in partnership with the MLK Day of Service Advisory Board, has allocated funds to 36 different community organizations to develop and complete service projects on January 16, 2017 for MLK Day of Service. MLK Day of Service encourages the public to take part in a day of volunteerism to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 2017 service projects will focus on support for veterans, neighborhood improvement projects, health promotion, environmental initiatives, education, economic opportunity, and more. The public is now invited to participate in one of these volunteer projects by registering on the Broward College website. Deadline to register is Wednesday, January 4.

Pembroke Pines

Ronin Pro Wrestling
Saturday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus Gymnasium
7200 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL

Ronin Pro Wrestling returns to Broward College for Ronin 13. The event features a full card of action with its regular roster of grapplers. Doors open for a special pre-show meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. For more information, visit

Davie, FL

Winter 2017 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, January 26, 6 p.m.
Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
3501 SW Davie Road
Davie, FL

The recent works of full-time faculty within the Broward College Visual Arts department will be on display through February 22, many of whom are nationally recognized artists. The exhibition will feature various media and disciplines, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, video and installation. The artists include Teresa Diehl, John Foster, Jan Johnson, John Kaufman, Jim Lansing, Catherine Leisek, Lisa Rockford, John Selburg and Leo Stitsky. For more information, visit

“Text” Exhibition
On display through January 18
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery
3501 S.W. Davie Road
Davie, FL

“Text” will feature the works of John Chang, Robert Ladislas Derr, Tatana Kellner and Barbara Oettinger Searle, and will be on display through January 18. The artists use text, both legible and obscured, to create images that vary widely, visually and conceptually. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Exploring the Red Planet with NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins
Thursday, January 19, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
Bailey Hall
3501 S.W. Davie Road
Davie, FL

Kobie Boykins is a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., who worked on projects from Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rovers to Ocean Surface Topography Mission for more than ten years. Currently, Boykins is supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing mast teams for Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory. His presentation will include dozens of breath-taking images of Mars, as well as personal reflections on the importance of success and failure in the process of scientific exploration.

Tickets for the 10:30 a.m. presentation is $5, or $10 for the 7:30 p.m. presentation. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Speaker Series: Ana Navarro
Monday, January 23, 2017, 7:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theatre
201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The 2017 Broward College Lecture Series kicks off with Ana Navarro focusing on the topic of “The Political Landscape in Washington.” Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. She also is a political contributor on ABC’s The View.” Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at


Broward College Graduation
Broward College leadership, faculty and staff recognized the achievements of its new class of graduates during the 85th Commencement Ceremony from the Greater Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Convention Center. Students who have completed their associate degree, bachelor’s degree or a certificate program were honored. President J. David Armstrong, Jr. conferred 192 bachelor’s degrees, 2,444 associate degrees and 639 technical certificates. Photos available:

24 Future Teachers Receive Offers at Mock Interview
The Broward College Teacher Education Program (TEP) hosted a mock interview opportunity for fall graduates at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus in Davie. In all, 38 participated with representatives from Broward County Public Schools representatives interviewing the applicants. More than 24 received official offers and eight received multiple offers.

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