Passing of Mr. James Bernard Boston
June 17, 2008
President Trudie Kibbe Reed and the Great Bethune-Cookman University family were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. James Bernard Boston, B-CU Class of 1955. Mr. Boston, a U.S. Army veteran, was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, and an active member of the National and Orange County Alumni Association Chapters. He passed away on Tuesday June 10, 2008.
Mr. Boston, an educator, taught for over 27 years before retiring in 1992. Yet, he was still very active in the Orlando community. He was a volunteer member of the Orange County Sheriff"™s Office and a member of the Civil Service Board for the City of Orlando.
Mr. Boston was a laid to rest on Saturday June 14th, 2008.
Please keep the Boston family in your prayers.
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About Bethune-Cookman University
Founded in 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 3,400.