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Press Releases - 2013

Fourth Member of Family to Graduate from B-CU

When Deon Wilkins and his brother, Devon, were boys, their parents would take them to every Bethune-Cookman University home football game. “We would sit next to the band and cheer,” Deon said. “It was a part of our family tradition since both my parents had been Marching Wildcats.”

Attorney Daryl Parks to Keynote B-CU Fall Commencement

Attorney Daryl D. Parks, the managing partner at the Parks and Crump, LLC law firm, will be the keynote speaker for the Bethune-Cookman University fall commencement to be held 10 a.m., Saturday Dec. 14 in the Performing Arts Center.

Three Locals to Receive Honorary Degrees at B-CU Commencement

Two local businessmen and a bishop with the African Methodist Episcopal Church will receive honorary degrees at Bethune-Cookman University’s fall commencement to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday Dec. 14. in the Performing Arts Center. Charles Lydecker and Glenn Ritchey will receive the honorary doctor of business administration; Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson Jr. will receive the doctor of humane letters.

Seasonings Company to Host Cooking Competition at B-CU on Nov. 14

Abraham Rosa Seasonings will re-launch the company with a cooking competition at Bethune-Cookman University starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The competition will be held in the Hilton Room of the Wendell P. Holmes School of Business building.

Rev. Bracy to Spearhead Launch of B-CU School of Religion

Bethune-Cookman University has named Rev. Dr. Randolph Bracy Jr. a Distinguished Professor and appointed him to help launch a new School of Religion.

B-CU Education Students, Faculty Honored at Conference

Students and faculty from the School of Education attended the 64th Annual Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sports (FAHPERDS) Conference in Orlando, Fla. held Oct. 17 through Oct. 19.

B-CU to Host National Association of African American Honors Programs Conference

Bethune-Cookman University will host the National Association of African American Honors Programs conference Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.

B-CU Alumna Named a National Teacher of the Year

Valencia Robinson, a 1994 alumna of Bethune-Cookman University and a 20-year veteran of the Volusia County public school system, was named by “People” magazine as a Teacher of the Year.

National Alumni Association Announces Lifetime Membership Drive

The Bethune-Cookman University National Alumni Association has announced a drive to gain FULL MEMBERS into the fold, beginning October 1.

B-CU Expands with New Deltona Campus

Bethune-Cookman University is extending its reach in Florida with the opening of its Deltona Campus on Monday. A crowd milled around new classrooms and administrative offices at 1555 Saxon Blvd., in a renovated medical complex that houses the new campus.

B-CU Celebrates 109th Founders Day

More than 100 years ago, Mary McLeod Bethune founded a school with $1.50 and five little girls. Today, Bethune-Cookman University enjoys a reputation as an academic center of excellence and one of the country’s premier Historically Black Universities.

B-CU Enrollment Hits Historic High

Bethune-Cookman University continues a five-year march toward historic enrollment numbers as more students choose to attend the academically rigorous institution.

B-CU Breaks Ground on Harrison Rhodes Renovation

Bethune-Cookman University continues its mission of meeting the needs of 21st century students with the renovation and new construction of Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. The groundbreaking for the project will be held at 11 a.m., Friday Aug. 23 on the front lawn of the facility.

AT&T Inclusion Scholarship

In March 2010, AT&T and The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) partnered with Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) and Solutions Marketing Group (SMG) to establish a grant program to support the efforts of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to increase the numbers of diverse, traditionally underserved students they enroll, retain, and graduate.

Lucas Continues Legacy of Giving with Six-Figure Trust to B-CU

Daytona resident, and noted educator and philanthropist Harold V. Lucas Jr. signed a charitable trust with Bethune-Cookman University on Tuesday. Lucas initiated the trust with a $100,000 gift to the institution.

B-CU Students have a Heart to Serve, Even Before They Depart.

B-CU’s Pre Medical Society members have successfully become civically engaged in the surrounding community. Most recently

Gertrude Heyn Chapel Celebration

The grand reopening of Bethune-Cookman University’s Gertrude Hotchkiss Heyn Memorial Chapel is underway

We’ve Walked This Far By Faith

The campus of Bethune-Cookman University is excited to announce the grand opening of a new walking trail: “A Jericho Walk: A Walk of Faith.”

B-CU Welcomes Statewide Conference of African-American Heritage Sites & Museums

Whether paying tribute to the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington or highlighting the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, African American museums and cultural institutions

Sodexo, Inc. Presents $110,000 Check to B-CU

B-CU is proud to announce that a newly formed partnership with Sodexo, Inc., a leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services

Dr. Edison O. Jackson appointed 6th President of Bethune-Cookman University

Chairman John W. Harrington of the B-CU Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment

B-CU to Present the 23rd Annual Humanities Advisory Council Seminar

The Values of the Arts and Humanities Will Be Examined

B-CU Plays a Key Role in 39th Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Gerontology Conference

The B-CU Department of Gerontology is aiding the planning of the 39th Annual Gerontology Higher Education

B-CU Congratulates: Ida "Lucy Duncan" Wright

B-CU Professor Ida "Lucy Duncan" Wright was sworn in as Volusia County School Board Member - District 2

B-CU Culminates the Inaugural Zora Neale Hurston Annual Writer's Conference

On Friday, February 1st the B-CU School of Arts and Humanities will culminate the Zora Neale Hurston Annual

School of Nursing Hosts NLNAC Accreditation Review Visit

The B-CU School of Nursing will host a site review for continuing the accreditation of its

B-CU Welcomes Nobel Laureate Sir Harold W. Kroto

Tomorrow, the B-CU School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics will welcome Nobel Laureate,

The Profile Segment: Interim President Edison O. Jackson

On Wednesday, January 9th, Interim President Edison O. Jackson joined Marc Bernier

B-CU offers Online Training Courses

B-CU's School of Professional Studies has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online

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Bethune-Cookman University Raised $2.53M at Tuesday night's Award Gala

Bethune-Cookman University hosted nearly 500 guests at its annual Mary McLeod Bethune Awards Gala on Tonight at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club (1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114). The annual affair honored six awardees who have contributed to the livelihood of the community and the University.

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