Broward College conferred nearly 4,000 degrees and certificates today at its 82nd commencement ceremony at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The College awarded 2,489 associate’s degrees, 197 bachelor’s degrees and more than 1,432 technical certificates to students who represent more than 100 countries. The oldest graduate is 69 and the youngest is 17. There are 128 graduates over the age of 50.
These students joined more than 120,000 undergraduates who have graduated from Broward College since it was established in 1959. The keynote address was delivered by Emmy Award-winning newscaster and co-anchor of WPLG-TV’s Local 10 News Calvin Hughes.
To celebrate the lighthearted and fun side of commencement, Broward College helped graduates celebrate this milestone in their lives by hosting #GradSHOEation — a social media event. Through sky-high stilettos, fancy flats and classic Chuck Taylors, graduates were encouraged to stand out from a sea of blue and black gowns by showing off their fanciest footwear.