Broward College hosted its 91st commencement ceremony on Wednesday, December 11, at the Hard Rock Live, the entertainment venue adjacent to the brand-new Hard Rock Guitar Hotel. In total, 1330 graduates participated in the ceremony from among the more than 4,000 students who met the requirements for graduation.
Highlights from the graduation include:
- The keynote address was delivered by Carolina García Jayaram, executive director of the Elevate Prize Foundation. Ms. García Jayaram received an honorary Bachelor of Science in Supervision and Management in recognition of her ongoing philanthropic leadership and advocacy of young artists.
- 121 veterans graduated
- The oldest degree recipient was 81 years old, and the youngest was 17.
- 412 bachelor's degrees and more than 3,700 associate degrees were awarded.
- An honorary Associate of Arts degree was awarded to Daniela Tabares, a Broward College student who died tragically a few weeks ago. Daniela was only a few credits away from graduation. The recognition was presented to her mother Isabel Tabares.
MESSAGE TO DECEMBER GRADUATES FROM PRESIDENT GREGORY ADAM HAILE, ESQ.
Carolina García Jayaram
Executive Director of the Elevate Prize Foundation
Over the past two decades, Carolina García Jayaram has led national institutions and initiatives dedicated to enriching and shaping social impact, cultural and philanthropic communities around the United States. In September 2019, Garcia Jayaram was appointed Executive Director of the new Elevate Prize Foundation, which identifies global heroes, providing them with transformational resources to amplify their impact and elevate humanity by igniting a chain reaction of goodness around the world.
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