Broward College hosted its 89th commencement ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the BB&T Center. More than 1200 of the qualified candidates participated in the event. For the fall graduation, 4,000 degrees and certifications were awarded including more than 300 bachelor’s degrees in some of the region’s fastest growing industries - information technology, education, nursing and supply chain management.
“It was an honor to recognize our students for reaching this academic milestone,” said Broward College President Gregory Adam Haile, Esq. “Each student who walked across that stage today is now one step closer to fulfilling his or her dreams.”
A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GREGORY ADAM HAILE, ESQ.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Dr. Wael Barsoum, Chief Executive Officer and President, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Wael Barsoum, MD, is the CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic Florida and a member of the
Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors and Executive Team. Dr. Barsoum has a clinical practice as a staff orthopaedic surgeon. He specializes in adult reconstructive surgery, including primary/revision hip and knee replacement, hip and knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and is involved in the training of future
physicians as a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
He obtained his medical degree from The Ohio State University, followed by orthopaedic surgery residency training at the Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital. He is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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