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This is a place that not only prepared me well academically but also provided me with the kind of support I could have never even dreamed of. Being a lead intern at the Social Behavioral Sciences and Human Services Department’s Professional Enhancement Program, I felt part of a family.

—  Ekaterina Koptenko, BC Alumna 2018

Maximize Through the Years
2025

"Purposeful Living"

2024

"Managing Risk"

2023

"Networking"

2022

"Conflict Resolution"

Teamwork
2021

"Teamwork and Diversity"

Computer Learning
2020

"Personal Development"

Friendly Conversation
2019

"Mastering your Soft-Skills"

Stock Market Graph
2018

"Leading Change"

Business handshake
2017

"The Art of Negotiation"

Girl with Book
2016

"The Art of Simplicity"

Law
2015

"Truth Telling"

Woman Wearing Sunglasses
2014

"Renewing Your Vision"

Gamer in the Zone
2013

"Discipline of Focus"

Working on Math Problems
2012

"Minimizing Excuses"

Volunteers Serving Food
2011

"Service"

Politician Greeting Children
2010

"Leadership"

Marble Surface
2009

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The Pillars Conference is a collaborative effort between the Broward College Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services Professional Enhancement Program and a group of Broward College alumni to provide experiences for leaders to maximize their opportunities to strengthen their sense of global purpose, personal well-being and individual resilience. Pillars invests in leaders as they discover, follow, and excel in their chosen career path. We bring leaders together to:

  1. Maximize their opportunities for personal and professional growth 

  2. Maximize their opportunities to sustain and encourage each other as leaders & 

  3. Maximize their opportunities to make a positive impact in their community.

This conference wraps up a year-long schedule of events in the SBSHS Professional Enhancement Program. In the past, we have held the conference at the Pillars Resort in Fort Lauderdale. The name of the resort combined with the imagery of “Pillars” has served us well over the years. Although we are not convening at our traditional location, we strive to carry the principles of excellence in leadership with us wherever we go, as pillars in our community.

Pillar Awards

This award honors individuals or organizations for outstanding service to their community. These service efforts take many forms, including volunteer time, charitable giving and for doing visionary work to solve pressing challenges, build opportunity and equity, and create a brighter future for Broward College students and alumni.

Pillar of the Community

Faculty Pillar of the Community

Alumni Pillar of the Community

Student Pillar of the Community