B-CU Expands with New Deltona Campus
Bethune-Cookman University is extending its reach in Florida with the opening of its Deltona Campus on Monday. A crowd milled around new classrooms and administrative offices at 1555 Saxon Blvd., in a renovated medical complex that houses the new campus.
A performance by the Wildcats Marching Band followed a ribbon-cutting at the satellite campus that opens for classes Thursday with about 25 to 50 students. General education classes such as English and math will be taught from the university's professional studies program leading to degrees such as business administration, criminal justice, elementary education and liberal studies.
“Young people and not-so-young people will have the opportunity to (expand) their formal education beyond high school,” B-CU President Edison Jackson said at the dedication. “We want to offer a range of academic activities in a way where people can stay at home and do online courses. This is just the beginning.”
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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.