Recent News Releases
Recent News Releases
Franklin Beckwith, who is blind, couldn’t see the expanse of the current campus. But, he said he wants to be a part of educating the next generation and contribute to the school’s growth. Thus, he proudly delivered a check for $60,000 to Bethune-Cookman University, and quietly asked that the funds be used to help current students pay for their education.
The Center for Law and Social Justice at Bethune-Cookman University will host its first official event on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The event will honor the legacy and memory of the late Virgil Hawkins, a 1940s graduate of Bethune-Cookman who was later employed as the Director of Public Relations for the institution.
Bethune-Cookman University hosted the President's Award Luncheon recognizing the rising stars of Turie T. Small Elementary on Nov. 10. Students were recognized for being on the honor roll, for making academic gains, for good citizenship and for improved social skills.
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.
Bethune-Cookman University campus will be overflowing with excitement as alumni, students, and friends enjoy a fun-filled week of Homecoming activities Oct. 5-12. This year’s theme is “110 Degrees of Wildcat Fever: Celebrating 110 years Of Greatness and the Legacy Continues.”
B-CU is pleased to announce the Founder’s Day program celebrating academic excellence under the theme, “110 years of Wildcat Fever: Do You See What I See?” This event will take place at 10:10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 3 in the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center.
Fitch Ratings Report has affirmed Bethune-Cookman University’s bond rating of A+. The strong credit rating means B-CU can borrow at a reduced rate.
Jayson Douglas, a senior majoring in political science in the School of Liberal Arts, has been presented with two prestigious opportunities this year: a U.S. Department of State internship and an impressive study abroad program.
It’s Not too Late Scholarship (INTL) is pleased to launch its campaign to provide tuition relief to deserving students. TINTL is a non-profit organization located in Swansea, Ill., and founded by Bethune-Cookman University alumni Joseph and Theresa Flanders in 2009.
Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson has accepted the ALS challenge from Embry-Riddle University President Dr. John P. Johnson to raise funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research.
Approximately 300 Bethune-Cookman University students held their hands up to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The students had gathered for an information session on Greek life at B-CU. The protest was organized by senior Reuben Rifin, of Naples, Fla.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $400,000 to Bethune-Cookman University for support of “Targeted Infusion Project: Developing Quantitative Expertise in the Undergraduate Biology Curriculum (QEUBiC).” The project is directed by Dr. Raphael D. Isokpehi, Dr. Elizabeth R. Congdon and Dr. Katharina C. Wollenberg Valero. The award starts August 15, 2014 and ends July 31, 2017.