Press Releases - 2012
B-CU Joins National ‘Generation Study Abroad’ Initiative
Bethune-Cookman University is partnering with the Institute of International Education (IIE), which has officially launched Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that brings leaders in education, business and governments together to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad.
B-CU Hosts Young Fathers Conference on Feb. 27-28
Bethune-Cookman University will host and is a sponsor of the second annual Teen and Young Fatherhood Conference to be held Feb. 27 and 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
B-CU Student Named a National HBCU All-Star
Bethune-Cookman University student Shantel Braynen has been chosen by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) today to join its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.
B-CU Awarded Grant to Strengthen Writing at Local School
Bethune-Cookman University’s National Writing Project site was awarded a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for 18 months of faculty development at a high-need school.
Fourth Member of Family to Graduate from B-CU
When Deon Wilkins and his brother, Devon, were boys, their parents would take them to every Bethune-Cookman University home football game. “We would sit next to the band and cheer,” Deon said. “It was a part of our family tradition since both my parents had been Marching Wildcats.”
Attorney Daryl Parks to Keynote B-CU Fall Commencement
Attorney Daryl D. Parks, the managing partner at the Parks and Crump, LLC law firm, will be the keynote speaker for the Bethune-Cookman University fall commencement to be held 10 a.m., Saturday Dec. 14 in the Performing Arts Center.
Three Locals to Receive Honorary Degrees at B-CU Commencement
Two local businessmen and a bishop with the African Methodist Episcopal Church will receive honorary degrees at Bethune-Cookman University’s fall commencement to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday Dec. 14. in the Performing Arts Center. Charles Lydecker and Glenn Ritchey will receive the honorary doctor of business administration; Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson Jr. will receive the doctor of humane letters.
Seasonings Company to Host Cooking Competition at B-CU on Nov. 14
Abraham Rosa Seasonings will re-launch the company with a cooking competition at Bethune-Cookman University starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The competition will be held in the Hilton Room of the Wendell P. Holmes School of Business building.
Rev. Bracy to Spearhead Launch of B-CU School of Religion
Bethune-Cookman University has named Rev. Dr. Randolph Bracy Jr. a Distinguished Professor and appointed him to help launch a new School of Religion.
B-CU Education Students, Faculty Honored at Conference
Students and faculty from the School of Education attended the 64th Annual Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sports (FAHPERDS) Conference in Orlando, Fla. held Oct. 17 through Oct. 19.
B-CU to Host National Association of African American Honors Programs Conference
Bethune-Cookman University will host the National Association of African American Honors Programs conference Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.
B-CU Alumna Named a National Teacher of the Year
Valencia Robinson, a 1994 alumna of Bethune-Cookman University and a 20-year veteran of the Volusia County public school system, was named by “People” magazine as a Teacher of the Year.
National Alumni Association Announces Lifetime Membership Drive
The Bethune-Cookman University National Alumni Association has announced a drive to gain FULL MEMBERS into the fold, beginning October 1.
B-CU Expands with New Deltona Campus
Bethune-Cookman University is extending its reach in Florida with the opening of its Deltona Campus on Monday. A crowd milled around new classrooms and administrative offices at 1555 Saxon Blvd., in a renovated medical complex that houses the new campus.
B-CU Celebrates 109th Founders Day
More than 100 years ago, Mary McLeod Bethune founded a school with $1.50 and five little girls. Today, Bethune-Cookman University enjoys a reputation as an academic center of excellence and one of the country’s premier Historically Black Universities.
B-CU Enrollment Hits Historic High
Bethune-Cookman University continues a five-year march toward historic enrollment numbers as more students choose to attend the academically rigorous institution.
B-CU Breaks Ground on Harrison Rhodes Renovation
Bethune-Cookman University continues its mission of meeting the needs of 21st century students with the renovation and new construction of Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. The groundbreaking for the project will be held at 11 a.m., Friday Aug. 23 on the front lawn of the facility.
AT&T Inclusion Scholarship
In March 2010, AT&T and The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) partnered with Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) and Solutions Marketing Group (SMG) to establish a grant program to support the efforts of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to increase the numbers of diverse, traditionally underserved students they enroll, retain, and graduate.
Lucas Continues Legacy of Giving with Six-Figure Trust to B-CU
Daytona resident, and noted educator and philanthropist Harold V. Lucas Jr. signed a charitable trust with Bethune-Cookman University on Tuesday. Lucas initiated the trust with a $100,000 gift to the institution.
B-CU Students have a Heart to Serve, Even Before They Depart.
B-CU’s Pre Medical Society members have successfully become civically engaged in the surrounding community. Most recently
Gertrude Heyn Chapel Celebration
The grand reopening of Bethune-Cookman University’s Gertrude Hotchkiss Heyn Memorial Chapel is underway
We’ve Walked This Far By Faith
The campus of Bethune-Cookman University is excited to announce the grand opening of a new walking trail: “A Jericho Walk: A Walk of Faith.”
B-CU Welcomes Statewide Conference of African-American Heritage Sites & Museums
Whether paying tribute to the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington or highlighting the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, African American museums and cultural institutions
Sodexo, Inc. Presents $110,000 Check to B-CU
B-CU is proud to announce that a newly formed partnership with Sodexo, Inc., a leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services
Dr. Edison O. Jackson appointed 6th President of Bethune-Cookman University
Chairman John W. Harrington of the B-CU Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment
B-CU to Present the 23rd Annual Humanities Advisory Council Seminar
The Values of the Arts and Humanities Will Be Examined
B-CU Plays a Key Role in 39th Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Gerontology Conference
The B-CU Department of Gerontology is aiding the planning of the 39th Annual Gerontology Higher Education
B-CU Congratulates: Ida "Lucy Duncan" Wright
B-CU Professor Ida "Lucy Duncan" Wright was sworn in as Volusia County School Board Member - District 2
B-CU Culminates the Inaugural Zora Neale Hurston Annual Writer's Conference
On Friday, February 1st the B-CU School of Arts and Humanities will culminate the Zora Neale Hurston Annual
School of Nursing Hosts NLNAC Accreditation Review Visit
The B-CU School of Nursing will host a site review for continuing the accreditation of its
B-CU Welcomes Nobel Laureate Sir Harold W. Kroto
Tomorrow, the B-CU School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics will welcome Nobel Laureate,
The Profile Segment: Interim President Edison O. Jackson
On Wednesday, January 9th, Interim President Edison O. Jackson joined Marc Bernier
B-CU offers Online Training Courses
B-CU's School of Professional Studies has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online
In Case You Missed It - December 2012
Press Coverage from December 2012
B-CU'S 2012 Legacy Forum Addresses Hazing
When students, faculty and administration arrived at the spring Legacy Forum in the B-CU Performing Arts
Chairman John W. Harrington Convenes Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees
Chairman John W. Harrington convened the Executive Committee
In Case You Missed It - November Press Coverage
Here is some B-CU press coverage from November
Midtown Redevelopment Area Board Approves Practice Field
Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) student-athletes are one step away from a new practice field.
Bethune-Cookman University Convenes First Board of Trustees Meeting
After a productive three day session, the Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees concluded its first meeting
Rededication of the B-CU White Hall Administration Building
Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) this week will rededicate its historic White Hall, located at
B-CU Awarded Nearly $3 Million by US Department of Education
The university was one of 97 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. – including the four in Florida
B-CU's National Society For Leadership and Success Represented at Regional Leadership Retreat
B-CU's Sigma Alpha Pi chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success was represented at the fall Regional Leadership Retreat
Bethune-Cookman Launches Honors College
In his resolve to elevate the academic enterprise at B-CU, President Edison O. Jackson has established
B-CU Enters Eighth Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney Matchup Set for Sunday, Sept. 2
Tickets for Bethune-Cookman vs. Alabama State Game Now on Sale
President Jackson to Offer New Students an Optimal First-year Experience
In a renewed emphasis on providing each and every new Bethune-Cookman student an "excellent" first-year experience, President Edison Jackson has established
B-CU Features Weldon Ryan as Artist-In-Residence
The B-CU's Visual Arts Gallery is featuring a new artist-in-residence. The works of Weldon Ryan
President Jackson Holds First Staff Meeting
Dr. Edison Jackson, who took office as interim president on May 15, gathered the B-CU staff together this
SSEM Students Inducted Into Honor Society
On April 25, sixteen students from the School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SSEM) honor society
B-CU Faculty to Attend NYU Series
As members of the New York University (NYU) Faculty Resource Network, the following B-CU faculty members
B-CU Student Offered Internship with the UMC
B-CU student Valerie Barry has been offered a position with the Summer Mission Intern program of the Florida Conference
B-CU Hosts The Honorable Tony Hill
Former State Senator will deliver 2012 Commencement remarks and receive an honorary degree
B-CU Names Interim President
Dr. Larry R. Handfield, chairman of the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) board of trustees, today announced the university has selected
B-CU Mourns the Loss of Student
President Trudie Kibbe Reed and the Bethune-Cookman University family today are mourning the tragic loss of
B-CU Alumna Achieves Publishing Success
B-CU alumna Dr. Michelle Donice ('91) is enjoying critical success with the publishing of her first novel
Gala Honoring President Reed Gathers Special Guests
As the sun set over Daytona Beach on April 19, approximately 280 special guests began to arrive at the Hilton
B-CU Trustees Make Great Progress During Spring Board Meeting
Following the B-CU board of trustees spring meeting, Dr. Larry R. Handfield is again serving as chairman
Distinguished Alumni Awarded by NAFEO
The B-CU family congratulates alumni Donzell Floyd ('72, not pictured), Kelvin Mayner ('91), Israel Milton
B-CU Hosts ICUF Meeting
Dr. Dorcas McCoy, B-CU's interim vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Dwaun Warmack, vice president for student affairs, were recently honored to host on campus the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF) Academic and Student Affairs Meeting.
B-CU Co-Sponsors Minority Health Month Summit 2012
In recognition of National Minority Health Month, the B-CU Odessa Chambliss Wellness Center, along with the
B-CU President Trudie Kibbe Reed to Retire May 13
At the age of 64, Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed is retiring from her role as president of Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) effective May 13, 2012.
B-CU Mourns the Passing of Student Marcus Thomas
Five B-CU students this morning were involved in a one-vehicle crash, resulting in the
B-CU Board of Trustees Holds First Meeting of the Year
The B-CU board of trustees gathered today for a meeting and was presented with a generous gift from the
Bethune Cookman University presents "Faces of Color"
Celebrating Black History Month B-CU is pleased to present, "Faces of Color," a juried multi-medium visual
B-CU President Trudie Kibbe Reed to Retire
Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed is stepping down from her role as president of B-CU. At the age of 64,