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B-CU Plays a Key Role in 39th Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Gerontology Conference

The B-CU Department of Gerontology is aiding the planning of the 39th Annual Gerontology Higher Education (AGHE) Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. The conference brings together educators, clinicians, administrators, researchers, and students from across the nation to discuss ideas and issues in gerontological and geriatric education.

B-CU faculty, staff and alumni are working to bridge the gap between Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCU) and the AGHE. The B-CU Department of Gerontology educates and trains students to address the health inequalities and chronic illnesses that impact the senior population. These representatives will share best practices and insight into the B-CU success model for addressing the specific needs of the "Platinum communities” of color.

B-CU workshop instructors will include:

  • Dr. Alma Dixon, Associate Provost, Civic Engagement and Health Equity
  • Lillie G. Wiggins, Gerontology Instructor, Department of Gerontology
  • Michelle Johnson-Jones ’06, Director of Resident Services/Wellness Program
    Bishop's Glen Retirement Communities
  • Aisha Young '02, President and CEO African Americans in Gerontology

Registration for the 39th AGHE Conference is currently open. For more information please visit:

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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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