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Broward Education Foundation announces 2015 Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni inductees

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      FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Broward Education Foundation has announced the inductees to the 2015 Hall of Fame of Distinguished Alumni, which honors and recognizes alumni of Broward County Public Schools.

The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Awards will be presented at a breakfast in their honor at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale Global Grille Event Center, 301 E. Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $35.

With the centennial celebration of the Broward County School System kicking off in September, it seems fitting that this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to an alumnus who is dedicated to improving public education, is presented to Michael H. Roland, student activities liaison and a 30-year veteran of Broward County Public Schools. Roland, a resident of Davie, graduated Stranahan High School in 1959.

The three inductees who will receive the Community Achievement Award are:

Fort Lauderdale City Com-missioner Romney Rogers, managing partner of Rogers, Morris and Zeigler, graduated from Stranahan High School class of 1971.

Dr. Rosalind Osgood, vice chair, Broward County School Board and CEO and president of Mount Olive Development Corporation, graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School class of 1983.

A 1982 graduate of Hollywood Hills High School and resident of Pembroke Pines, Henry Rose is President of Unicol, Inc. and president of the Falcon Foundation.

The three inductees receiving the Education Achievement Award in public education are:

Shirley Baker of Planation is an Instructional Facilitator/Graduation Coach for Broward County Public Schools. A member of the first graduating class from Hollywood Hills High School in 1969.

Thomas Keller is a post-secondary Automotive Instructor at Atlantic Technical College and class of 1976 graduate of Boyd Anderson High School.

Valerie Smith Wanza, Ph.D. is a resident of Pompano Beach and Director of School Performance & Accountability for Broward County Schools and member of the Miramar High School class of 1988.

“This is an illustrious list of Broward County Public School graduates who have made positive contributions to education, the community and have achieved success in their careers,” said Thomas P. Severino, president/CEO of the Broward Education Foundation. “It is with great pride that we welcome them into the Hall of Fame this year.”

The newest class of Hall of Famers joins 2013 inductees Dr. Dorothy Orr, Representative Bobby DuBose, Alan Levy, Terry Stiles, Erik Anderson, Susan Colton and Lori Sessions and 2014 inductees: John Aycock, Edwin Moore, Ph.D., Eugene Pettis, Errict Rhett, Dr. Desmond Blackburn, Lynn Goodman and Jennifer Hamilton.

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