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Bethune-Cookman University Kicks Off Homecoming Week


This week, Bethune-Cookman University kicks off its Homecoming Week with a range of entertainment events open to students, alumni and the public leading up to the annual Homecoming football game.  The theme of this year’s Homecoming, “Flight 104: You are now free to roam Wildcat Country,” acknowledges the institution’s rich 104-year history and the deep pride that all students, alumni, and friends feel being part of the B-CU family.

This year, the B-CU Wildcats will host Delaware State University in the Homecoming Game.  Kick-off is at 4:00pm, Saturday, October 11th at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach.  Leading up to the game are a host of fun-filled entertainment events, including:

  • Monday, October 6

Fashion Show
Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center
$7.00 - students; $10.00 - non-students

  • Tuesday, October 7

Comedy Show featuring Steve Brown
Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center
Free w/ID - students; $6.00 - non-students

  • Wednesday, October 8

Goombay Cultural Extravaganza
Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. (between Lincoln Avenue and Martin Luther Kind Blvd.)

  • Thursday, October 9

Greek Step Show
Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center
$ 11.00 - students; $18.00 - non-students

  • Friday, October 10

7:00 pm
Pep Rally
B-CU Football Practice Field

  •  Saturday, October 11

Homecoming Parade
Parade starts at the Daytona Mall and ends at B-CU Campus

1:00 - 3:00pm
Alumni/Boosters Welcome Tent
Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach

4:00 pm
Homecoming Football Game
B-CU vs. Delaware State University
Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach.
$30 - all tickets

Leading the Homecoming Parade will be Parade Marshall and B-CU Associate Trustee Emeritus Dr. Joseph Johnson.  Dr. Johnson is a beloved, long-time supporter of B-CU.  In 1987, he was instrumental in securing $6.2 million for the Mary McLeod Bethune Fine Arts Center.  His work on behalf of the institution also has included other fundraising and goodwill efforts that have brought much support to B-CU's programs over the years.

Dr. Johnson, a resident of Jacksonville, had a 30-year career with the Duval County Juvenile Detention Center and the Department of  Health and Rehabilitation Services.  After his retirement, he continued serving his community through volunteer efforts and other community service.  He is also a noted concert artist and elocutionist.

Office of Institutional Advancement

Liz Postonpostonl@cookman.edu PH: 386-481-2950

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.

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