Rededication of the B-CU White Hall Administration Building
Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) this week will rededicate its historic White Hall, located at the heart of the Daytona Beach campus.
The event will take place Friday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. on the grounds immediately in front of the building, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. The dedication will be the closing activity for the fall meeting of the University's board of trustees. An open house will follow the event.
White Hall, which houses the president's suite and other administrative offices, closed for a $2 million renovation in 2010 and reopened last month.
"We are excited to rededicate this beautiful building on our campus, which holds such great significance to the institution's rich history," said Dr. Edison. O. Jackson, university interim president. "I am thrilled the president's office is now back in White Hall, where I am able to work each day in the center of our campus with student life thriving right outside my office door."
The building was originally built as a classroom and office structure in 1915 and named after Thomas E. White, founder and president of the White Sewing Company, a longtime friend of founder Mary McLeod Bethune.
Participants in the rededication ceremony include members of the university's board of trustees, Interim President Jackson, members of the administrative cabinet, academic deans, faculty, staff, and student leaders.
B-CU faculty, staff and students are invited to the event. Members of the community are also encouraged to attend.
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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 more than 40 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 more than 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.