Blast from the past: Broward College event recalls WWII era
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