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Successful BCPS Graduates Honored at BEF Hall of Fame Event

Monday, October 20, 2014
l Broward County Public Schools Graduates Honored at
Broward Education Foundation Hall of Fame Event
Broward Education Foundation (BEF), Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Distinguished Alumni and Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie
The BEF, the 501 charitable organization serving public schools in Broward County, will induct seven graduates of BCPS as Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni.  Twan Russell, former Miami Dolphins football player and the team’s senior director of community affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies for the awards event. Broward Schools Superintendent Runcie W. Runcie will be the keynote speaker.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Global Grille and Event Center
301 E Broward Blvd., 2nd Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
This year’s inductees receiving the Education Achievement Award include Broward School District’s own Dr. Desmond K. Blackburn, chief school performance and accountability officer and 1992 graduate of Piper High School; Lynn Goldman, coordinator of community relations for Broward Technical Colleges and 1975 graduate of Nova High School; and Jennifer Hamilton, athletic director at Stranahan High School and 1992 graduate of Stranahan High School. 
Recipients of the Outstanding Achievement Award include Dr. Edwin H. Moore, a 1969 graduate of McArthur High School and president and CEO of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida; Eugene Pettis, 1978 graduate of Stranahan High School and cofounder of the Fort Lauderdale law firm Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm; and Errict Rhett, 1989 graduate of McArthur High School and former NFL player.
John Aycock, who passed away in July at age 84, retired as south area director of BCPS and graduated from South Broward High School in 1947. He will be honored with the postmortem Lifetime Achievement Award.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 237 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 100 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.