Alumni to be in­ducted into Broward Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion Hall of Fame

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The Broward Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion (BEF), a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that supports pub­lic schools in Broward County, will be hon­or­ing seven “Hall of Fame Dis­tin­guished” alumni in­ductees at a break­fast Oct. 23, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Global Grille and Event Center, 301 E Broward Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale.

This in­au­gu­ral event is part of the Foun­da­tion’s 30th an­niver­sary, and an op­por­tu­nity to show­case many of the out­stand­ing lead­ers ed­u­cated in the com­mu­nity’s pub­lic schools.

Dr. Dorothy Jack­son Orr, a 1949 grad­u­ate of Dil­lard High School who re­tired af­ter 30 years with the Broward County Pub­lic Schools, will re­ceive the Life­time Achieve­ment Award. Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Awards will be pre­sented to City of Fort Laud­erdale Com­mis­sioner Bobby B. Du­Bose, a 1989 grad­u­ate of Plan­ta­tion High School; Alan Levy, pres­i­dent and CEO of Great Amer­i­can Farms Inc., a 1958 grad­u­ate of Fort Laud­erdale High School; and Terry Stiles, chair­man and CEO of Stiles Cor­po­ra­tion, who grad­u­ated from North­east High School in 1965.

Re­cip­i­ents in the Ed­u­ca­tion Achieve­ment Award cat­e­gory in­clude Trop­i­cal Ele­men­tary School Prin­ci­pal Erik An­der­son, a grad­u­ate of South Plan­ta­tion High School, class of 1985; Su­san Franklin Adams Colton, prin­ci­pal of Park­side Ele­men­tary, who has 35 years of ex­pe­ri­ence as a Broward County Pub­lic Schools ed­u­ca­tor and grad­u­ated in 1968 from Pom­pano Beach High School; and art teacher and the­ater di­rec­tor Lori Ses­sions, a mem­ber of the J.P. Tar­avella High School class of 1989.

“We are pleased that such an im­pres­sive group of alumni was nom­i­nated for the Hall of Fame,” said BEF Pres­i­dent and CEO Jorene Jame­son. “Our judges had a tough time choos­ing from the over­whelm­ing num­ber of can­di­dates we re­ceived. The re­sponse clearly showed us that a Hall of Fame pro­gram is needed to show­case the many suc­cess­ful grad­u­ates of Broward County Pub­lic Schools.”

Twan Rus­sell, for­mer Mi­ami Dol­phins player, and the team’s cur­rent di­rec­tor of youth and com­mu­nity pro­grams, is the Broward Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion’s 30th an­niver­sary celebrity spokesper­son. He will serve as mas­ter of cer­e­monies for the awards event. Eugene K. Pettis, a co-founder of Hal­iczer Pettis & Sch­wamm, and a grad­u­ate of Strana­han High School class of 1978, will be the keynote speaker at the “Hall of Fame Dis­tin­guished Alumni Break­fast.”

Hall of Fame spon­sors in­clude Bright­Star Credit Union as the pre­sent­ing spon­sor, McKin­ley Fi­nan­cial as the sup­porter of the Life­time Achieve­ment Award, Bank of Amer­ica as the spon­sor of the Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Awards and Pa­triot Na­tional Insurance Group for the Ed­u­ca­tion Achieve­ment Award. AutoNation is an event spon­sor.

Es­tab­lished in 1983, BEF raises sup­port from the pri­vate sec­tor and char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tions to pro­vide post-sec­ondary stu­dent schol­ar­ships to col­lege or trade-bound high school grad­u­ates who have ex­hausted all other sources of sup­port, teacher grants to sup­port in­no­va­tive cur­ricu­lum in the class­room and free school sup­plies to teach­ers and stu­dents in Ti­tle I, low-in­come, schools through the Tools for Schools Broward center in Pom­pano Beach.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 754-321-2033 or visit www. broward­ed­foun­da­

Mau­reen Din­nen, left, and Frank Mandley

Terry Stiles, left, and Robert Run­cie

Sam Chesser, left, and Dr. Dorothy Orr

Su­san Colton, left, and Erik An­der­son

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