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Press Releases - 2008

Former B-CU Student D. J. Coleman Returns with a Message of Hope and Inspiration

Critically acclaimed author, playwright, singer, and motivational coach D. J. Coleman returns to the B-CU campus this week, bringing with him a message of hope and inspiration.


Justin Bynum's plans for college were laid out for him as he departed Dallas

B-CU Baseball Team Wins 11th Conference Title

The Bethune-Cookman University Baseball team won the 2008 Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Championship defeating Norfolk State 13-2 in the championship game at Marty Miller Field in Norfolk, VA.

B-CU Names Dr. Castell Bryant to University Cabinet Position

Experienced Administrator to Serve as Interim VP of Academic Affairs

Joint Statement of B-CU President Trudie Kibbe Reed and FAMU President James H. Ammons Regarding Florida Classic and MEAC-SWAC Challenge

"It has come to our attention that a recent article in the Tallahassee Democrat incorrectly indicates that we, as presidents of Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU), support the relocation of the MEAC-SWAC Challenge football game to Orlando and to play in the MEAC-SWAC Challenge.

Bethune-Cookman University Receives Federal Grant to Outfit Robotics Lab

Today, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) announced that is has been awarded a $223,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to purchase robotics equipment for the institution's Robotics and Embedded Systems Research Laboratory (RESRL).

Members of B-CU Marching Band Impress Georgia Pastor

President Trudie Kibbe Reed wishes to share the following e-mail note she received from a United Methodist pastor in Cordele, Georgia

B-CU Men's and Women's Golf Teams Win Championships

The Bethune-Cookman University Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams captured the Division I titles in the 22nd Professional Golf Association (PGA) Minority Collegiate Golf Championships.

B-CU to Receive Over $4 Million in Federal Funding

Bethune-Cookman University announced today that it will receive over $4 million in federal funds to assist the University in its mission of providing higher education opportunities to minority students.

B-CU School of Nursing Faculty Achieve Advanced Certification, Pursue Doctoral Degrees

The Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) School of Nursing is pleased to announce that three current faculty members have earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.

B-CU President Reed Named to Leadership Position of The United Methodist Church

Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, president of Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), has been elected as a member of The United Methodist Church's General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) for a four-year term beginning in 2009.

Bethune-Cookman University Kicks Off Homecoming Week

This week, Bethune-Cookman University kicks off its Homecoming Week with a range of entertainment events open to students, alumni and the public leading up to the annual Homecoming football game.

Get Ready for Florida Classic Weekend!

The Florida Classic is more than a typical football game between rivals.


Santa Claus is coming to town on Dec. 6 but he will not be working alone.

Bethune-Cookman University names new Vice President for Student Affairs

President Trudie Kibbe Reed is pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith as the institution’s new Vice President for Student Affairs.

Bethune-Cookman University Thanks Rep. Joyce Cusack for Longstanding Support

Today, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) welcomed Florida State Representative Joyce Cusack to the L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing building to thank her for her years of public service and longstanding support of the University.


You are amazing!!!! It was so kind, thoughtful, selfless and Dr. Reedish of you to utilize your time during the Fall Faculty and Staff Institute to demonstrate your sincere love and concern for the B-CU family.

Bethune-Cookman University Welcomes Honored Guests to 2008 Commencement Ceremonies

On April 19, 2008, Bethune-Cookman University will welcome a number of honored guests participating in this year’s Commencement Ceremony as guest speakers and honorary degree recipients.

B-CU Staff Member Selected As Emerging Leader by National Organization

B-CU Staff Member Selected As Emerging Leader by National Organization Joyce Ellenwood, assistant director of academic advisement at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), has been named an "Emerging Leader" by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).


SATURDAY, September 20, Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama will host a Change We Need event at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach.

B-CU Student Profile

Raised by a single mother in New Jersey, senior Sydney Knowles says

B-CU Student Starts Internship Awarded through National Band Competition

On January 26, Bethune-Cookman University sophomore Jared Brown played a featured saxophone solo with the Marching Wildcats at the Honda Battle of the Bands.

New Semester Begins with Faculty/Staff

The 2008 spring semester at Bethune-Cookman University began with the 2008 Faculty Staff Institute. The Institute welcomed faculty and staff back to the University for the 2008 semester.

Proclamation In Honor of The GREAT President Trudie Kibbe Reed

By the Executive Cabinet, Administrative Council, and Academic Deans of the GREAT Bethune-Cookman University

Florida Classic presented by State Farm tickets to go on sale July 7

Tickets for the 2008 edition of America's largest HBCU football game, the Florida Classic presented by State Farm, go on sale July 7th, as do tickets to the annual extravaganza on the eve before the game, the State Farm Battle of the Bands.

President’s Legacy Forum Focuses on Student Retention

The fourth President’s Legacy Forum, held on February 12 and 13, focused on the issue of student retention and what steps all members of the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) community can take to help increase the number of students who complete their degrees.

Coca Cola Executive to Chair 2009 UNCF Joint Campaign

When Bethune-Cookman University pondered a selection of community members to find its chairman for this year’s United Negro College Fund Joint Campaign, they went straight to Ed Williams for their first choice.

B-CU Sponsors African-American

Bethune-Cookman University is proud to announce its sponsorship of WPBT Channel 2's African-American History Month programming.

B-CU Deploys New Security Equipment and Technology at Start of Academic Year

As students return to campus for the 2008-2009 academic year, Bethune-Cookman University has put in place a number of new measures designed to ensure the safety and security of its student body, faculty and staff.

Passing of Mr. James Bernard Boston

President Trudie Kibbe Reed and the Great Bethune-Cookman University family were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. James Bernard Boston, B-CU Class of 1955.

Bethune-Cookman University Ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2009 edition of America's Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report has named Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the South, according to rankings published in the 2009 edition of America√¢€™s Best Colleges.

President Reed Elected to Prestigious Panel

Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed was elected to the United Methodist Church (UMC) University Senate by the 2008 UMC General Conference, which recently met in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Reed’s name was submitted by the Southeastern District Council of Bishops, and her election to a four-year term was the result of a vote by the General Conference, the highest legislative body of the UMC.

B-CU sends its condolences

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.

B-CU's marchers, director recognized

Donovan Wells calls himself a country boy who grew up fishing and tending patches of vegetables on the family farm in Virginia, even earning money for school by packing hams in Smithfield.

Bethune-Cookman University School of Nursing to Host Educational Event Focusing on Black Infant Health

On June 18th, the Bethune-Cookman University School of Nursing will join with midwife Jennie Joseph to bring her campaign for healthy babies to Volusia County.

Bethune-Cookman University Hosts Community at Annual Spring Concert

On Sunday, April 6, Bethune-Cookman University will hold its Annual Spring Concert featuring the school’s Concert Chorale and Symphonic Band.

Class of 1958 Honored During 2008 Spring Commencement

Imagine a Bethune-Cookman University campus with no Civic Engagement Center, no Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center (MMB PAC) or Fine Arts building, not even a Charles Parlin Student Center.

Hometown Heroes Recognized at Juneteenth Banquet

Bethune-Cookman College is proud to announce that on Thursday, June 15, 2006, 9 graduates and staff received 2006 Juneteenth Hometown Hero Awards.