Blast from the past: Broward Col­lege event re­calls WWII era

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Set to the back­beat of The An­drew Sis­ters’ “Boo­gie Woo­gie Bu­gle Boy” and against the back­drop OFWWII, Broward Col­lege’s “Some En­chanted Evening,” pre­sented by Au­tona­tion on April 11 at the Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, cre­ated a jour­ney back in time. Sup­port­ing Broward Col­lege’s com­mit­ment to stu­dent suc­cess, busi­ness and com­mu­nity lead­ers were treated to au.s.o.-style can­teen re­cep­tion and dined on trop­i­cal fare be­fore en­joy­ing a per­for­mance of Os­car and Ham­mer­stein’s “South Pa­cific.” Cos­tumed in pe­riod at­tire, Broward Col­lege’s vis­ual and per­form­ing arts stu­dents recre­ated images and per­for­mances fromthewwii era. Anne Alexan­dra Kessler chaired the event.

Ref­er­enc­ing thegi Bill en­acted in the wake OFWWII, Broward Col­lege Foun­da­tion Ex­ec­u­tivedi­rec­tor­nancy R. Botero spoke about the need for an ed­u­cated work force. “There is a par­tic­u­lar sec­tor of our com­mu­nity that we at Broward Col­lege are proud to serve. Just as Amer­ica cheered the re­turn­ing vet­er­ans af­ter the sec­ond world war, we salute our re­turn­ing vet­er­ans to­day,” said Botero. “G.I. Job­s­magazine has once again named Broward Col­lege a mil­i­tary friendly school. This is be­cause of the in­fra­struc­ture we have cre­ated to sup­port our veteran, re­serve and ac­tive mil­i­tary stu­dents.”

The mis­sion of Broward Col­lege is to achieve stu­dent suc­cess by de­vel­op­ing in­formed and creative stu­dents ca­pa­ble of con­tribut­ing to a knowl­edge­and ser­vice-based global so­ci­ety. As a public com­mu­nity col­lege ac­cred­ited to of­fer as­so­ci­ate de­grees, se­lected bac­calau­re­ate de­grees and certificate pro­grams, the in­sti­tu­tion and its dis­trict board of trus­tees are com­mit­ted to fos­ter­ing a learn­ing-cen­tered com­mu­nity that cel­e­brates di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.broward.edu/foun­da­tion.

Sean Jones, left, Eu­gene Pet­tis and Lloyd Rhodes Nancy Botero, left, Eileen Mcnally and Philip Mcnally

Sheila Pet­tis, left, Sean Jones and Dion­newong

Julie South­ern, left, Ray South­ern, David Sirois and John Benz

Joseph Charles, left, and Bar­bara Charles

Dr. Michael Chizner, left, and Rose­mary Duffy Lar­son

Broward Col­lege stu­dent es­corts Ramola Mot­wani

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