Sallie Shelton Culver, Longtime B-CU Supporter, to Serve as Grand Marshal in Homecoming Parade

Daytona Beach, Fla. – The sky is the limit and the stars are coming out for the Bethune-Cookman University 2010 Homecoming Week. This year's celebration promises to offer up something for everyone with events such an annual cultural celebration, festive fund-raising, a comedy show and an exciting showdown on the gridiron.

The University kicks off the festivities on Sunday, Oct. 2 with a Gospel Explosion featuring music for your soul. National recording artist and BET's 2009 Sunday Best winner Y'Anna Crawley will bring her electrifying performances to the stage at the at the B-CU Performing Arts Center beginning at 7 p.m.

The activities culminate Saturday, Oct. 9 with the annual Homecoming parade at 9 a.m. before the Wildcats take on Delaware State Hornets at 4 p.m. at the Larry Kelly Municipal Stadium.

Sallie Shelton Culver, longtime supporter of the University, educator and volunteer will lead this year’s Homecoming parade as grand marshal. Culver currently serves on the B-CU board of counselors and board of associate trustees and as coordinator of the Mary McLeod Bethune Roundtable organization.

In 2009, B-CU launched The Sallie Shelton Culver Scholarship Fund, the first endowed scholarship fund for its master's degree program in transformative leadership. This innovative program educates the leaders of today and tomorrow so they can follow in the footsteps of Dr. Bethune, bringing positive change to their communities.

B-CU alumni are also playing a major part in Homecoming 2010 by hosting several events including the Old School Fun Night, following the football game on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the B-CU Center for Civic Engagement. The alumni celebration will include games, dancing, music food and fun. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Other B-CU Homecoming Events
Alumni, students and friends of Bethune-Cookman University will celebrate Homecoming with a week of special events.

Highlights include:

  • Sunday, Oct. 3
    7 p.m.
    Gospel Explosion (Performing Arts Center)
    $10- Students $15- General Public
  • Monday, Oct. 4
    7 p.m.
    Fashion Show (Performing Arts Center)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5
    7 p.m.
    Comedy Show (Performing Arts Center)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6
    7 p.m.
    Goombay cultural celebration
  • Thursday, Oct. 7
    7 p.m.
    Greek Step Show (Performing Arts Center)
    $10- Students $15- General Public
  • Friday, Oct. 8
    Noon - 3 p.m.

    Family Reunion (Quadrangle)

    7 p.m.
    Pep Rally (Ocean Center)

    9:30 p.m.
    “Homecoming 2010 Bethune-Cookman’s Comedy Legends”
    Plaza Ocean Club
    640 N. Atlantic Ave.
    Daytona Beach, FL
    $15 in Advance; $20 @ Door
  • Saturday, Oct. 9

    9 a.m.

    4 p.m.
    B-CU Wildcats vs. Delaware State Hornets football game

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. 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 more than 40 degrees on its main campus and online college. 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 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.