Skip to main content

Newsroom

B-CU ANNOUNCES THE MEMBERS OF ITS INAUGURAL '40 UNDER 40' CLASS

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES THE MEMBERS OF ITS INAUGURAL '40 UNDER 40' CLASS
The University Will Recognize 40 Alumni, Under the Age of 40, Who Are Making Great Strides Within their
Professions and Communities
A Special Rooftop Reception Will be Hosted in their Honor on Friday, November 20th at the ONE80 Lounge in Orlando
40Under40

November 10, 2015 - Bethune-Cookman University will welcome its first class of ‘40 Under 40’ during this year’s Florida Blue Florida Classic Weekend in Orlando, Fla.  The ‘40 Under 40’ recipients are a group of the university’s top graduates under the age of 40 who exemplify B-CU’s Core Values- Faith, Integrity, Respect, Service and a Thirst for Knowledge (F.I.R.S.T).  These alumni have achieved distinction in their respective fields, and have demonstrated outstanding service and loyalty to B-CU and their community.  The ‘40 Under 40’ class will be publicly recognized at an upcoming rooftop reception at Orlando’s ONE80 Lounge (Amway Center-400 W Church St.) from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Friday, November 20th.  The event, powered by Greg and Keisha Francis, is free and requires an RSVP.  RSVP here: http://www.bcu40under40.com

The inaugural class of B-CU’s 40 Under 40 includes:

Full Name

Graduation Year

Company/Business

Position/Title

Gregory Drane

2002

Pennsylvania State University

Director of Athletic Bands

Raquel Tapia

2008

Foundation for Foster Children/Bethune-Cookman University

Education Program Manager/Adjunct

Eugene Pringle, Jr.

2011

Orange County Public Schools-Jones High School

Literacy Instructional Coach

Ericka Perry

2008

MommyMaiDD Services Inc.

CEO/Founder

Jessica Peterkin

2010

Birner Dental Management Services - Perfect Teeth

General Dentist

Erica Solomon

2010

TEGNA/NBC Affiliate 11 Alive

Night-Side Assignment Editor

Tavious Peterkin

                  2010/2012

Arizona State University

Assistant Director of Gospel Choir/Assistant Director of MET Lab

Janae Sapp

2011

Halifax Behavioral Services/Brooks Americare Home Health

Program Therapist/Medical Social Worker

Tashna Felix

2003

Professional Psychological Services

Clinical Psychologist/CEO

Portsha Franklin

2005

Success Boston

College Success Coach

Tracy Duval

2012

U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration

Transportation Specialist - Civil Rights/Realty

Marlena Lewis-Hamilton

2001

United Way of Escambia County

Partnership Manager

Asia McCoy

2001

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Registered Nurse

David Pierre-Louis

2004

LUCID Lounge

CEO

Noell Allen

2002

Indiana Civil Rights Commission; Southern New Hampshire University; A Total Solution CPA & Consulting Services, Inc.

Administrative Law Judge, Adjunct Professor, Business Owner

Brian Barker

2002

DePaul University

Professor

Kene Anusionwu

2010

The Law Offices of K.H.A/FAMU Law

Owner-Attorney/Adjunct Professor

Deric Feacher

2000

City of Winter Haven

City Manager

Darnel Butler

2003

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Associate Director of Admissions Relations

Jada Wright-Greene

2000

Heritage Salon Magazine

CEO/Publisher

Mark Luckie

2005

Author/Twitter

Former Manager of Journalism & News at Twitter

Andrew Bello

2008

Metropolitan Nashville Schools

Athletic Director of Hillsboro High School

Patrick Brown

2005

Tenet Healthcare

Regional Director Supply Chain

Jaron Harvey

2013

Ministry of Social Services & Community Development/West Grand Bahama District 

Social Worker/Local Government Representative/ Councilman

Shantel Braynen

2014

Microsoft

Senior Auditor

Angela Austin

2000

Alexandria Children's Dentistry

Owner/ Pediatric Dentist

Xaivian Raymond

2005

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Business Manager

Tamil Perry-Lloyd

1999

Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, Town of Capitol Heights, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Director of Public Affairs, Council Member (Elected), Adjunct Professor

Britnee Cunningham

2012

Robles Elementary School

4th Grade Teacher/Team Leader

Marcus McCoy, Jr.

                                                    2011/2012

Step Up For Students

Director, Faith Based Initiatives

Anthony Johnson

2005

Bethune Cookman University

Elementary Education/Reading Instructor

Alton Bolden

2000

Piney Grove Boys Academy

Principal

Quinon Brooker

2001

The Law Office of Quinon Brooker

Principal/Attorney

Felecia Boyd

1998

Mid Florida Technical Center

Assistant Director of Instruction

Darnell Walker

2005

Freelance/ABC

Emmy Award Winning Author/Filmmaker

 

Neferteri Banks

2006

Georgia Dept. of Human Services

Family Independence Case Manager

Leigh-Ann Buchanan

2006

Berger Singerman LLP

Business Litigation Attorney

Jared Yancey

2005

U.S. Dept. of States

Public Affairs Officer

Maulana Dotch

2002

Cedar Crest Golf Course

Director of Instruction

Shamfa Cudjoe

2006

People's National Party

Minister of Tourism

Kari Cobham

2006

Cox TV

Social Media Analyst

Office of Communications

Keisha Boyd
Director of Communications
boydk@cookman.edu
PH: (386)481-2991
FX: Fax

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 www.cookman.edu.