Student Achievements


The Broward College Math Team attended the Math Olympics at University of North Florida in Jacksonville April 14-16, 2023.  We are proud to announce that our students won first place in the team competition and must say a big 'thank you' to coaches Sandy Geraci and Sondra Braeseker.  Students on the first place team are William Walker, Thabang Mahiritona, Francesca Gabrielle Bettoli, and Ryan Ngyuen.  

In addition to first place in the Team competition, we are also delighted to announce that Ryan Nguyen won 1st place, William Walker won 3rd place, and Thabang Mahiritona won 4th place on the individual MC tests.

We are proud of these students and all of our students who traveled to Jacksonville.  Other students who attended the competition are : Ivans Tracuks, Juan Herrera, Jennifer Ascencio and Manuel Munoz Palacio.



The winning team from left to right:
William Walker, Thabang Mahiritona, Francesca Gabrielle Bettoli, and Ryan Ngyuen 


Faculty-Staff Achievements

Picture of Professor Guensley JeromeProfessor Guensley Jerome joined the Broward College family as an adjunct instructor in 2014, where he has taught various math courses ranging from Developmental Math I and II to Statistics, Pre-calculus & Trigonometry.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Florida International University in 2010 and his Master of Science in Statistics from the same institution in 2017. During his Master’s studies, he researched and ultimately published a study on kurtosis parameters using various kurtosis estimators.

Picture of Professor Jose RiveraProfessor Jose Rivera was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Professor Rivera is a graduate of the Broward College Teacher Education Program (TEP) in 2012. In 2013, Professor Rivera received the Adjunct Professor of the Year Award for the WHC/Central Campus. Professor Rivera teaches mathematics and computer science for the Central Campus. He was inspired by his fellow mentors Dr. Dominique Charlotteaux and Dr. Mitzi Fulwood.

Picture of Professor Toribio MatamorosProfessor Toribio Matamoros  joined Broward College in 2015 as an adjunct mathematics instructor and has worked at both  Central and South Campuses.  He has served as Technology Department Chair and Campus Chief Information Officer at the Wolfson Campus of MDC, and currently works at Baptist Health South Florida as a Finance Productivity Analyst.  

Professor Matamoris is a strong advocate of mathematics and statistics education and devotes a great deal of his personal time to learning new teaching methodologies and technologies, best practices in teaching, and educational theories that have the sole purpose of bettering the overall quality of higher education.


Jody Harris, Math ProfessorProfessor Jody Harris, Mathematics professor at Central Campus since 2005.  Professor Harris is a BC graduate who was inspired to teach math by one of her BC instructors.  She went on to receive her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mathematics at FIU.  Harris was named Professor of the Year in 2005-6 and received an Endowed Teaching Chair in 2016.  She has mentored and tutored students in math for over 35 years, encouraging students to participate in their own success.

Dr. Abushieba Ibrahim, Math ProfessorDr. Abushieba Ibrahim was born in Khartoum, Sudan. Dr. Ibrahim was raised in Sudan before he came to the United States of America in 2004. He joined Broward College (BC) in 2006 as a Mathematics Professor. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Math from Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), Khartoum, Sudan; a Master of Science in Mathematics from Nile Valley University, Khartoum, Sudan; a Master of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University (AIU), and a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), Khartoum, Sudan. Dr. Ibrahim was also selected adjunct professor of the year 2009-2010 and 2014-2015.

Dr. Scott Demsky (Central Campus), who started his career teaching at a university, then went on to a 25-year career in software development at IBM, and then returned to higher education as a math professor at Broward College, received the Bank of America I Endowed Teaching Chair. A mentoring scholar and associate professor of mathematics, Dr. Demsky is also a member of Broward College's Critical Thinking Learning Society.

Congratulations Dr. Demsky.


Professor Serge Komovsky (Central Campus) has been teaching math as an adjunct faculty for Broward College since 2015.  He is currently taking graduate statistics classes at FAU and has received both a B.S. and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the National Aviation University in Kiev, Ukraine.  In addition, he holds a Pastoral Diploma from the Joshua Bible Institute in Kiev, Ukraine.


Once a BC student and now a BC instructor, Professor Marcus Sousa (North Campus) is very thankful for the opportunity to teach alongside his role model instructors, such as Dr. Fulwood. 

He earned a bachelor's degree in secondary math education at Broward College and became certified as a tutor by the College Reading & Learning Association.​