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Press Releases - 2017

B-CU Students and Faculty Rally in Tally to Garner Legislative Support, SB 472 Passes

Interim President Grimes Encourages Students to Leave their Mark

B-CU Global Online College Partners with International Labor & Employment Law Firm to Provide Online Certification and Degrees for Employees

B-CU Online College Partners with International Law Firm to Provide Certifications for Employees

Florida Gateway College Signs Historic Agreement with Bethune-Cookman University

B-CU and Florida Gateway College Partner to Continue Student Success

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will Visit B-CU to Give "The State of a Dream," Keynote Address

B-CU Participates in Volusia County's MLK 50th Annual Celebration

B-CU’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Receives the NCAA Judy Sweet Award

Corliss Fingers is Featured on web series, “Beyond the Chalk.”

B-CU’s School of Religion Announces Master of Arts Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry

The Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Christian Ministry Recognizes the Need for Theological and Vocational Career Opportunities

B-CU Global Online College Receives SARA Approval

B-CU's online college receives SARA approval

Bethune-Cookman University Named a 2018 Military Friendly® School

 B-CU Selected by Victory Media as a Dedicated Resource for Military Student Success 

B-CU's Christmas at Campbell

B-CU Celebrates the Christmas Holiday with Campbell Middle School

Twenty Year Military Sergeant Graduates from B-CU Global Online College

Clifford A. Hill, Jr. Graduates with Master’s Degree as a Fifth Generation Wildcat

B-CU Participates in Great American Smoke Out Day

Daytona Tortugas Initiate Volusia County Tobacco-Free Campaign

B-CU Student and NASPA Fellow, Derenzo Thomas, Teaches Diversity and Inclusion

NASPA Fellow Conducts Diversity and Inclusion Course

B-CU Interim President Grimes Offers University-wide Day of Prayer

Students, Faculty and Staff Participate in Day of Prayer

Largest Inducted Pre-Alumni Council Prepares for the Holidays

B-CU Pre-Alumni Council Prepare for Christmas Adopt-a-Family Event

B-CU Student Receives Dream Opportunity

Student Attends Spotify Conference

B-CU School of Performing Arts and Communication Announce Poetry Series Winners

"I'm Jus' Sayin'" Poetry Slam Prepares for Final Competition

B-CU Mass Communication Students Receive Hands on Industry Experience

Mass Communication Students Visit The Palm Beach Post

The Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management Prepares Students for Innovative Career Opportunities

Students Receive Scholarships to Aid in their Hospitality Industry Studies

Bethune-Cookman University Honors Living Legends during "A Family Affair" 2017 Homecoming Parade

Dr. Cleo Higgins and Mrs. Helen Bronson serve as Grand Marshals during the 2017 Homecoming Parade

Bethune-Cookman University Presidential Update

B-CU Interim President Grimes Gives Important University Update

Bethune-Cookman University Awarded Research Contract from the U.S. Department of Energy

New Research Contract to Enhance Academic Enterprise by Engaging Students in Research and Innovation

B-CU Continues to Build Partnerships in Support of Students

Bethune-Cookman University Names the College of Liberal Arts in Honor of Rufus and Janice Wilson

B-CU Student Affairs Ensures a Warming Return for Students Following Hurricane Irma

B-CU Housing Provides Around the Clock Assistance to Hurricane Irma Relief

B-CU Interim President Grimes Meets Football Team

Wildcat Football Team Meets with President Grimes

B-CU Students Promote HBCU Excellence through Scholarship and Legacy

Student Receives Frank Boulware Sr. Legacy Scholarship

Bethune-Cookman University Biology Student Spends Summer at U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory

Abraham Dasilvio, Senior Biology Major Completes Summer Internship at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois

Office of the President: Transparency, Integrity, Positive Action

Acting President Grimes Shares T.I.P. with B-CU Community

B-CU Enhances Opportunities for United States Military Students

B-CU Expands Military Offerings for Students

Dr. Edison O. Jackson Retires As President of Bethune-Cookman University

Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president, will retire after 33 years of higher educational leadership.

Preserving the Legacy of Bethune-Cookman University: Donor Spotlight Report

B-CU closes out fiscal year with several significant contributions

B-CU Signs Partnership Agreement to Bring About Change for Black Men and Boys

B-CU Signs First MOU with the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys

B-CU Receives Best Choir Nomination By HBCU Digest

B-CU Concert Chorale in the running for Best Choir Among HBCU's

Research on Teaching and Learning Summit Speaker Shares on Getting Classroom Results with Results Based Accountability

B-CU Professor, Dr. Nichole Jones Presents on Performance Management Research Tool that Will Help Develop Disciplined Thinking and Action

B-CU Honors Military Leaders during Memorial Day Ceremony

Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, Allie Braswell Jr. Speaks at B-CU

B-CU Students Participate in “Hunger for Education”

B-CU Students Prepare Over 10,000 Meals for Haiti

Bethune-Cookman University Brings Innovation to Institutional Research 

B-CU Recognized for Best Institutional Research E-Fact Book from the Southern Association for Institutional Research

Bethune-Cookman University Office of Chaplaincy Travels to Ireland

B-CU Attends the UMC Board of Higher Education and Ministry Conference

B-CU Receives over $5,000 to Support The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

The Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center Will Host a Week Long Performing Arts Exhibition for B-CU Students and the Daytona Beach Community

B-CU Graduate Strives for Societal Change

Marlene Holmes Receives Acceptance into Doctorate Program In Social Work At Barry University

B-CU Professor Spends Summer Teaching in Beijing

Associate History Professor, Dr. Jeannette Ford will Teach for a Month in Chaoyang, Beijing

B-CU Alumnus Selected as New Deputy Superintendent for Dougherty County Public School System

Rodney Bullard, A Bethune-Cookman College Graduate Raises the Standard for Schools in the State of Georgia

B-CU Freshman Student Receives NASA Internship

Teandre Roberts, A Freshman Computer Science Major Receives Data Mining Internship with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Kennedy Space Center

B-CU Alumna Receives $20,000 Fellowship from the National Board of Certified Counselors

Letitia Brown-James Advocates for Social Justice for Underserved Minority Communities

HBCU Records Set to Release First Mixtape During HBCU Records' Week Fall 2017

B-CU Students Release First Mixtape Under HBCU Record Label

Bethune-Cookman University Graduates 374 Students for Spring Commencement

U.S. Secretary of Education Encourages Students to Leave a Legacy of Service, Courage and Grace

B-CU Professor Selected to Present in South America

Dr. Adelia Parrado-Ortiz Shares Experiences as a Student Immigrant to Drive Diversity to B-CU

A Message from the President

A Message from B-CU President, Dr. Edison O. Jackson

Bethune-Cookman University Students Prepare for the 2017 Gatsby Themed Massy Awards

Students of Bethune-Cookman University Are Honored for Their Participation Within the Mass Communications Department

The School of Hospitality Management Hosted Its 7th Annual Industry Day

Dr. Sean Rogers from Cornell University Was Guest Speaker

B-CU Wraps Up Eight Week Research Boot Camp

Eight Faculty and Staff Members Are Trained and Ready to Pursue Their First Research Grant Opportunity

B-CU Online College Receives USDLA Hall of Fame Award

Dr. Arletha Mcswain Receives Distinguished Award for the Nationally Ranked Online College

B-CU Students Bring Home Top Rankings in the National Association for Teachers of Singing Competition

Students from the B-CU Concert Chorale and Music Department Competed Against Several Central Florida Private Colleges and Universities for the National Competition

Bethune-Cookman University Students Make History at The National Debate For Democracy Conference in New York

Augustinas Navickas and Mariyah Espinoza Lobby to Amend President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Exploring Gifts and Graces Program Gears Up for Another Successful Summer

B-CU E.G.G. Program Explores Leadership and Life-Skills with Teenage Youth

B-CU Makes History After Winning Two Top Prizes in the 2017 James A. Hefner HBCU Piano Competition

Student Elijah Stevens Takes Top Prize in Annual Piano Competition and Receives Music Outreach Program Scholarship Award

Bethune-Cookman University Alumnus Featured in New SHOWTIME Documentary

Grady Irvin, Jr., A 1985 Graduate Premiere’s in the Showtime Documentary, “Disgraced”

The B-CU Concert Chorale and Symphonic Band Debut, “Treemonisha,” for Annual Spring Concert

The Highly Anticipated Musical Presentation is Sunday, April 9th at 4:00 P.M.

Bethune-Cookman University Produces Its First Online Black Florida History Encyclopedia

History Professors, Richard Buckelew and Jeanette Ford, Spearhead the Historical Encyclopedia

Women in Higher Education Celebrate Dr. Ashley Robertson

Dr. Ashley Robertson, B-CU Director of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Advances he History of Women

B-CU Student Aids in Community Health Care as a Health Coach At Florida Hospital

B-CU Student, Jiah Hoff Helps Community Care Network Patient Reach Health Milestone

Bethune-Cookman University Produces Its First Online Black Florida History Encyclopedia

History Professors, Richard Buckelew and Jeanette Ford, Spearhead the Historical Encyclopedia

B-CU’s Criminal Justice Association Partners with Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Students, Community and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Come Together for the First “Fighting Back Against Fraud” Seminar

B-CU Master of Public Health Students Receive Scholarships from The National Center for Bioethics in Research Healthcare

Four B-CU Students Received Funding to Attend a Public Health Ethics Intensive Course

B-CU’s Criminal Justice Association Partners with Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Students, Community and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Come Together for the First “Fighting Back Against Fraud” Seminar

B-CU Students Attend the Political Science National Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society Undergraduate Research Conference In Washington, D.C.

Students Presented Research on Policies that Target Minorities in the United States Public School System

Dr. Bridgette Rahim-Williams to Receive The 2017 Network of Minority Research Investigators Medallion

The Network of Minority Research Investigators Will Present the Medallion at the 15th Annual Meeting

Bethune-Cookman University Introduces the Alpha Pi Iota Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

Senior History, Political Science and International Studies Majors Are Eligible to Apply for the National History Honor Society

Bethune-Cookman University to Open a Historic Preservation Center

Professor Dr. Anthony Dixon is Awarded a $98,867.00 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Help Fund the Historic Preservation Center

B-CU Students Share the History of Fraternities and Sororities with Bentley Elementary School Students

Bethune-Cookman University Students Visited Bentley Elementary School to Participate in a Black History Program and Share the History of the National Pan-Hellenic Council

President Jackson and other HBCU Presidents Share Reflections on Monday's Meeting with President Trump in Oval Office

The Presidents Also Joined Vice President Pence and Education Secretary DeVos for a “Listening Session”

Bethune-Cookman University Kicks off Its 2017 Home Depot Retool Your School Campaign

B-CU Supporters have the Opportunity to Assist the University in Winning a $50,000 Grant toward Revamping the Campus Community

B-CU Students Honor Black History Month with Channel 9 News Segment

Students Share Their Perspective on Black History

B-CU School of Education Supports Dolly Parton Imagination Library Volusia

Students and Faculty from the School of Education Attended the 2nd Annual Dolly Parton Imagination Library Breakfast

B-CU Hosts the First Health Equity Summit at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center

Bethune-Cookman University Features Health Equity Director, Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor, Dr. Arlene Lester, and Human Trafficking Expert, Sunny Slaughter

B-CU Students, Faculty And Staff Participate in Florida High-Risk Delinquent and Dependent Youth Educational Research Project

B-CU Receives Grant Funding to Implement Mentoring Services for Elementary Aged Male Youth

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Donates More Than $1 Million in Scholarships to B-CU Students

Scholarship Recipients and Faculty Share Updates and Impact of Funding

Bethune-Cookman University Students Participate in HBCU Law Enforcement Recruitment and Training Fair

Nearly 20 Law Enforcement Agencies Across the State of Florida Presented to 150 Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery Presents an Art Exhibit by Paul Houzell

Realism Artist Presents Artwork at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center

Innovation in Juvenile Justice Reform: Preparing the Next Generation of Juvenile Justice Leaders

B-CU Students Represent the Inaugural Class of Juvenile Justice Reform Certification Program Graduates

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Board of Commissioners Accredits Bethune-Cookman University College of Business and Entrepreneurship

B-CU’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship Receives Global Business Accreditation for Baccalaureate Degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and Finance

Bethune-Cookman University Announces Partnership with the National Policy Alliance

The National Policy Alliance Launches the NPA Leadership Institute at B-CU and Welcomes World Conference of Mayor’s

B-CU Mass Communications Student Awarded the 2016-17 Rhythm Nation/Janet Jackson Scholarship for Over $1,000

United Negro College Fund Supports Student Success Through Offering Scholarship Opportunities to Deserving Students

B-CU Hosts Grand Opening for Upscale Resale Clothing Boutique

M&E Upscale Resale Offers Name Brand Business Attire for a Fraction of the Cost to B-CU Students

Bethune-Cookman University Professor, Dr. Morrison Obeng, Receives Certification from Accreditation Board Of Engineering And Technology

Professor and Computer Science and Engineering Department Chairman Serves as an ABET Program Evaluator

B-CU Online College is One of Florida's Best

B-CU Online College Experiences Growth in Program Offerings and Enrollment

Bethune-Cookman University Named A 2017 Military Friendly® School

B-CU Selected by Victory Media as a Dedicated Resource for Military Student Success 

The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival Hosts the First Annual Community Film Festival In the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center

Filmmaker Booker T. Mattison, and Authors Brenda Jackson and Harold Michael Harvey Host During Festival Events

Bethune-Cookman University Tops U.S. News and World Report Rankings For 2017

B-CU Is Among 25 Best HBCUs in the Nation for Undergraduate Education

B-CU Pre-Alumni Council Hosts 2nd Annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas

Students Raise Funds for Less Fortunate Families

B-CU Welcomes Its First ‘Yes We Must’ Coalition Student Ambassador

Student Exchange Program Offers Opportunity for Partnering Colleges to Experience B-CU

B-CU Student Researchers Present During the 2016 American Public Health Association Conference

Student Researchers Make Impactful Presentations During APHA Conference

B-CU College of Health Sciences Adds Two New Degree Programs

College of Health Sciences Now Offers a Rehabilitation Sciences Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science and a Masters in Athletic Training

B-CU vs. N.C. A&T Football Game Moved

Wildcats and Aggies to meet in Saturday afternoon contest

B-CU Gears Up For Its 4th Annual Mary Mcleod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala

Senator Arthenia Joyner, Alumni Rufus Wilson, Dr. Nelson Adams, Mr. Orlando Ashford and Dr. Jacob F. Bryan, IV Will Be Honored at the Highly-Anticipated October Affair

Bethune-Cookman University Welcomes New ITT Student Transfers

Leadership Is Dedicating Resources to Quickly Help Displaced Students

Bethune-Cookman University Proudly Reports Record Enrollment Numbers For Fall 2016

University Welcomed Largest Freshmen Class and Overall Student Body in School History

Legendary Coach and Hall of Famer Harold V. Lucas To Host Official Book Signing And Reception This Friday

The Philanthropist Will Share His Historical Perspective on B-CU, Growing Up in Daytona Beach and Integration

Bethune-Cookman University And Arizona Summit Law School To Host Q&A Forum For Potential Law Students

Special Forum Aimed at HBCU Students and Alumni Considering Attending Law School 

Bethune-Cookman University Announce Its 13 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees for 2016

B-CU Athletics Will Honor the 2016 Hall of Fame Class During the Hall of Fame Weekend September 16-17

Score 87 and B-CU Seeks Business and Student Applicants for the 2016 PitchFest Competition

Six Finalists Will Present their Business Ideas to Industry Panelists

President Jackson Leads Million Father March

Male Groups from the B-CU Community Joined in the March to Inspire Youth to Have a Promising Academic Year

Olympic Dreams End for B-CU Alum

Olympic Dreams End for B-CU Alum

Former B-CU Track Standouts Ready For Rio

Former B-CU Track Standouts Ready For Rio

B-CU Supports Study Abroad by Joining Global Education Task Force for Minority Institutions

Dr. Chevelle Hall Co-Chair's Global Education Task Force group

President Jackson Sits Down with WFTV

President Jackson Addresses University Challenges

B-CU Alumna and Entrepreneur Creates Cultural Fashion Apparel

Alumna Merges Culture and Fashion with Clothing Line

B-CU Continues Impactful Mentor Protege Partnership

Students from the School of Business and Entrepreneurship Intern with Global Integrated Defense Corporation

Black Male College Explorers Program Takes Inspiring Trip to Alabama

Over 50 High School Males from Daytona Beach Traveled to Explore Colleges and Historical Landmarks in Alabama

B-CU Pathways to STEM Summer Academy Attracts Largest Program Participation Since Its Inception

More than 135 Students Enrolled in the 2016 P-STEM Summer Academy

B-CU School of Performing Arts and Communication Receives National Association of Schools of Music Accreditation

The Department of Music at B-CU Offers Nationally Accredited Programs to Students

B-CU Alumnus Nick Collins Joins the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

Former B-CU Football player will be Enshrined into Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

Bethune-Cookman University Wins "Best Business Program of the Year"

Supporter and Alumni Gather at the 2016 HBCU Awards in Washington,D.C.

Senior Assistant Provost, Dr. Annie Redd Retires from B-CU

B-CU celebrates long-time staff member retirement

Researchers Aid in the Prevention of Pollutants Entering Local Shorelines

B-CU Graduate Students Help Indian River Improvements

B-CU BEE Academy Hosts Summer Hydroponics and Entrepreneurship Showcase

Summer hydroponics and entrepreneurship showcase

Dr. Hector Torres Receives $350,000 National Science Foundation Award

B-CU Professor, Dr. Hector Torres, Develops Competitive Proposal for STEM Research Initiative

Dr. Raphael Isokpehi Integrates Faculty and Student Scientific Research Initiative

CSEM Offers Students Opportunity to Gain Experience in Microbiology Study

Fun Exercise Equals Pain Relief For Women Suffering With Knee Osteoarthritis

B-CU’s Dr. Bridgett Rahim-Williams Is Leading National Research Study

B-CU National Alumni Association Hosts Golden Awards Gala Honoring Alumni Educators

NAA Convention hosts awards ceremony recognizing educators

FBI Director to Speak at HBCU Law Enforcement Training Conference

HBCU-LEEA Conference Addresses Violence and Crime Prevention

B-CU Graduate Receives Bahamian Icon Awards Nomination

Bahamian Citizen Receives Nomination for Youth Development Award

Lee Rhyant Speaks at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Necrology Service

B-CU Alumnus Shares Stories during NAA Convention

Dr. Bethune Gains Official Nomination for Capitol Statue

Committee Will Recommend Dr. Bethune to State Legislation

The Black Male College Explorers Program Welcomes New Students

Male Mentoring and Enrichment Program Promotes Positive Engagement for Youth

B-CU Offers Summer Enrichment Programs for Area Youth

Elementary and Secondary Grade Level Youth will Participate in STEM, Hospitality and Mentoring Programs

B-CU Raises $500,000 For UNCF Scholarships and Financial Support For Students

UNCF Partners with B-CU “Promise to the Future” Campaign in Support of Students

B-CU Breaks School Record with 12,000+ Applications

Wildcat Experience Florida Tour Spikes Student Interest

White House Educational Director to Speak at Educational Justice Conference

The 2nd Annual Conference will Aid in Educational Change for Underserved Youth

B-CU Enters Transfer Agreement with California Community Colleges

Qualified Students Will Have Guaranteed Admission to the University

B-CU Partners with Arizona Summit Law

$12M+ To Be Invested for Full Scholarships

B-CU Hosts High School Students for EGG Summer Program

Program is Free and Takes place on B-CU Campus in July

B-CU Named Finalist for 2016 HBCU Awards

President, Business Program and Alumnus of the Year

B-CU Baseball Team Headed to NCAA

Team Wins 18th MEAC Title and Takes 15th Trip to NCAA

B-CU Wins Two HERI Research Awards

Dr. Diana Lee and Dr. Danyell Wilson Win HERI Awards

New Student Union Coming to B-CU

Architectural Plans Have Been Approved for a Four-story, 110,000 Sq Ft Student Life Center

B-CU Graduates 320

Dr. Lucille O'Neal is Surprised; Donna Brazile Delivers

Graduate Joshua Bivins Headed to Harvard

Graduate Receives a Full Scholarship to Harvard

Donna Brazile and Lucille O'Neal Receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees

Donna Brazile Is Also the Keynote Speaker for Saturday’s Noon Ceremony

B-CU Launches HBCU Records

The Student-Run Label To Host a Release Reception on Thursday, April 28th

3rd Annual Black Male Summit

Four Day Event Features Speakers and Seminars

B-CU Premieres New Residence Hall With Tribute to Midway Community

The Week’s Theme “Welcome Back to Midway: Today, Tomorrow, Forever” Will Highlight the Once Flourishing Neighborhood Surrounding the UniversityPlace your lead-in here

Donna Brazile is Spring Commencement Speaker

The Political Strategist Will Deliver the Keynote Address on May 7th

B-CU Hosts Annual Spring Concert

The University's Concert Chorale and Symphonic Band Will Collaborate to Present the Community with Musical Greatness

Scouting with the Wildcats

Local Boy Scouts from the Central Florida Region recently visited the campus of Bethune-Cookman University.

Alumni visit Campus During Day of Service

A popular annual tradition was recently held at Bethune-Cookman University. The 6th annual Alumni Day of Service provides former students the opportunity

Shooter in Custody after Off-Campus Incident

Three Students Injured One fatality, Shooter in Custody.

B-CU Names Amphitheater in Honor of Loper Sisters

Jennifer Loper Adams and Joneva Loper Honored at Naming Ceremony

The 1st Annual B-CU Legends Archival Induction Ceremony

The 1st Annual Bethune-Cookman University Legends Archival Induction Ceremony held at the Carl S. Swisher Library.

The RNC Hosts Black History Luncheon at B-CU

The RNC Will Host Its 4th Annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

Wildcat Day at the Capitol

More than 400 Head to Tallahassee for Wildcat Day at the CapitolPlace your lead-in here


Bethune-Cookman University Announces the Naming Ceremony for its School of Hospitality Management

B-CU Inducts Record Number of Honor Society Members

Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society Welcomed 160 New Inductees