Upcoming EFSC Foundation and Alumni Events

Past Events: See why it's great to be an EFSC Alumni Association member

2022 Backyard BBQ Cook-Off & Family Fest

Back after not being held for two years due to the COVID pandemic, the April 9, 2022 6th Annual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off and Family Fest raised more than $100,000 for Eastern Florida State College student scholarships. View our news story to read more details, including the list of winners, plus the photo album link.

2021 Scholarship Golf Tournament

A record 34 teams competed in the 7th Annual Golf Classic held on October 30, 2021 at the Rockledge Country Club. Read more details about the winning team and the sponsors who made the event a big success in support of EFSC student scholarships.

2019 Backyard BBQ Cook-Off & Family Fest

2019 Winning BBQ Team with TrophySeveral thousand people packed the Melbourne Campus for the 2019 Backyard BBQ on Saturday, February 23, 2019! Thank you to all who attended, sponsored and competed - and congratulations to the winners:

Grand Champion: Huff ’N’ Puff
1st Place Brisket: Fantasy Q
1st Place Pork: Smoke Meat Every Day
1st Place Ribs: Nic Nick Smoke Show
Corporate Challenge Champion: Blazing BBQ of Viera
People's Choice: All About Entertainment

View additional event photos on Flickr

2018 Backyard BBQ Cook-Off & Family Fest

BBQ Cook off team grand champions 2018The EFSC Foundation 2nd Annual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 was a huge success on the Eastern Florida State College Melbourne Campus. Thank you to signature sponsors Boniface Hiers and  AM-KO and brew sponsor Intracoastal Brewing Company. All proceeds benefit Eastern Florida State College student scholarships. Congratulations to the winning teams:

Grand Champion: Hodge Podge BBQ
1st Place Pork: Blowin' Smoke & Kickin' Ash
1st Place Brisket (Tie): Huff 'n Puff & Street Meat
People's Choice: Beer Blind

View more photos from the BBQ event on Facebook
Backyard BBQ Winners

The winning teams of the BBQ Cook-Off
pose with their checks & trophies.

2017 Backyard BBQ Cook-Off & Family Fest

Thank you to all of the cooks and barbecue aficionados who came out to support the EFSC Athletic Booster Club at the Alumni Association’s Backyard BBQ Cook-Off & Family Fest on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The event was a great success and featured bluegrass music by the Penny Creek Band, a kid’s zone and, of course, lots of delicious homemade barbecue! Congratulations again to the winning teams:

Grand Champion Winner: Undercover Chefs
1st Place Chicken Category Winner: Beachin BBQ Crew
1st Place Pork Category Winner: Big D’s Dirty South BBQ
People’s Choice Winner: Blowin’ Smoke & Kickin’ Ash

View more photos from the BBQ event on Facebook
Read More about the BBQ & Family Fest

Pizza Gallery and Grill EventEFSC Alumni Meetup at Pizza Gallery and Grill

On January 19, alumni met and took advantage of special alumni happy hour deals at Pizza Gallery and Grill at The Avenue Viera. The event coincided with The Avenue's monthly "Thirsty 3rd Thursday" event in Central Park, complete with live music by the Fickle Souls, complimentary bites and free drinks. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!

Fall 2016 Graduation Flower Bouquet Fundraiser & Alumni Photo Booth
EFSC Graduation Bouquet

Families and friends celebrated their graduates at EFSC's Fall Term 2016 Commencement on December 15 with special bouquets from Bloomin' Basket Florist. 100% of the profits from the flowers went to the EFSC Alumni Association. Graduates who signed up for the Alumni Association that day also had a chance to step inside a fun photo booth for a free graduation day photo. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Come Grow With UsCome Grow With Us Reception & Jazz Concert

This November 2016 free reception at the King Center featured hors d'oeuvres prepared by EFSC Culinary students plus an update on the College's growth plans from EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey, followed by the free EFSC Jazz Ensemble concert. Thank you for your support.

View and download more photos from the reception.

Come Grow With Us ReceptionDr. Jim Richey and Bill Posey







Meet & Greet Networking Event
This August 2016 event featured Guest Speaker Devin Werdenberg, Sr. HR Representative at SpaceX who shared expert advice on pre- and post-interview tips for the job search process.

Devin Werdenberg SpeakingDevin Werdenberg and group







Spring 2016 Commencement - May 12, 2016
We love celebrating our grads, including the chance to snap a fun candid photo with friends in our free photo booth. The first year of EFSC Alumni Association membership is also free for new graduates!

Alumni Booth

Alumni Photo Booth

Alumni Photo Booth