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B-CU Student Offered Internship with the UMC

Valerie Barry

B-CU student Valerie Barry has been offered a position with the Summer Mission Intern program of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.

This will be an exciting summer for Barry while she ministers children and learns from great leaders.

Summer Mission Interns serve in a variety of outreach ministry settings throughout Florida, with a focus being on community day camps and United Methodist district outreach agencies.

Barry, a native of St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, is a freshman who is studying hospitality management in the B-CU School of Business and volunteers in the B-CU Office of Religious Life.

"We are incredibly proud of Valerie for being accepted into this special internship program," said Rev. Walter E. Monroe, Jr., who serves as university chaplain. "This will be an amazing opportunity for her -- both educationally and spiritually."

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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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