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Decemer 12, 2007

(President Trudie Kibbe Reed accepts a generous $90,000 contribution from Mr. Ed Williams, general manager of the Coca Cola Company of Daytona Beach.)
On Wednesday December 12 the Coca Cola Company, Daytona Beach presented Bethune-Cookman University with a check for $90,000. The check was presented to B-CU President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed by Mr. Ed Williams, General Manager of the Coca Cola Company, Daytona Beach. The funds were donated to support the B-CU athletics program including the building of the new Football Training Center.

Dr. Reed was very excited about this donation stating “On behalf of the university community, I am pleased to accept this generous contribution from Coca Cola to support the university’s athletics’ program. It is an honor to have Mr. Williams around the B-CU table to share in the spirit of our visions and achievements.” Coca-Cola is the official beverage of Bethune-Cookman University and their continued support is greatly appreciated by the entire University family. If you would like information on giving gifts to support Bethune-Cookman University please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (386) 481-2950

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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 38 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 nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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