Tropical Storm Isaac Alert Update
Office of Public Relations
Director of Communications
On August 25, 2012, at 11:17 am the National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm WATCH for Coastal Volusia which includes the Bethune-Cookman University campus. A Tropical Storm Watch means there is a chance a storm will form and pose a threat to a coastal area within 36 hours. A campus alert will be sent out putting the B-CU community on notice of the NWS advisory. The advisory is currently scheduled to expire on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 11:30 am.
An additional alert will be put out only if the Tropical Storm Watch is upgraded to a Tropical Storm WARNING (the storm is occurring or will likely occur, and will reach a specified coastal area within 24 hours) or if the Watch is extended.
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.