The Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management at Bethune-Cookman University is pleased to announce its 2021 Pineapple Anchor Ball (PAB) on Friday, October 29, 202, 6:00 pm. The event will be hosted by our Titanium Sponsor, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118; planned and executed by the students enrolled in the HM439 Special Events Management Capstone class and HM430 Event Management class.

The Pineapple Anchor Ball is the nucleus of the HM439 Special Events Management Capstone and HM430 Event Management courses. It provides Hospitality Management students with a solid year of hands-on learning experience with planning, organizing, managing, and executing a corporate-level fundraising event under the tutelage of the event management faculty and industry personnel. Our program has produced notable and successful graduates, many of whom are ascending the corporate ladder and supporting and encouraging our current students. The proceeds from the gala will:

  1. Fund scholarships for current and incoming students, making it possible for them to complete their hospitality management degree.
  2. Support the academic, professional development, and program enhancement initiatives as we pivot into the new COVID-dictated environment.
  3. Contribute to the development of the Culinary Innovation Lab and physical plant.

Please join us as a Ball Sponsor or Donor at this memorable event. Your support will allow us to meet our objectives to benefit our hospitality students, school, and beloved institution.  The ball will include a silent auction, raffle, and an exciting program to showcase our students' learning in event management and their hospitality experience. We expect 280-300 guests in attendance and anticipate strong support from our industry partners, alumni, community leaders, and friends. The Pineapple Anchor Ball is the signature event for the Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management and the university. 

We excitedly look forward to welcoming you to our event, planned, organized, managed, and executed by the Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management students.

For questions about the Pineapple Anchor Ball (PAB), please email pineappleanchorball@cookman.edu or call 386 481 2871-6