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B-CU sends its condolences

February 15, 2008

President Trudie Kibbe Reed, faculty, staff, alumni and students of The GREAT Bethune-Cookman University were deeply saddened to hear of the catastrophe at Northern Illinois University (NIU) on yesterday. The incident resulted in an appalling loss of life due to shootings at Cole Hall. We extend our prayers and most heartfelt sympathy to President John G. Peters, faculty, staff, students and alumni of NIU. We pray that God be with Dr. Peters as he guides his campus through this difficult time.

Rev. Victor E. Gooden, Interim Chaplain

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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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