A Message From Interim President Dr. Hiram Powell

Greetings Wildcats!

Let me begin by telling you how pleased I am to see you all back. Seeing bright smiling faces, feeling the energy on campus, and seeing B-CU come roaring back to life is good for the Soul. On behalf of our Board Of Trustees, Myself, The Faculty and the staff at B-CU, welcome home.

As you know, COVID-19 is still very much a threat to our world, our community, and our campus. We have taken many, many steps to ensure that this campus is safe for everyone, students, faculty, staff, and visitors. And, while these precautions have been taken, including sanitization, testing, access to vaccinations, and provided masks, much of the health and safety of our campus relies on YOU.

I’ve noticed, on several occasions, that folks are not wearing masks. I’ve also received phone calls from parents expressing concern that B-CU faculty and staff were not wearing masks. I wanted to remind EVERYONE, our Faculty, our staff, and Students, that face coverings are required both inside and outside while on campus, regardless of your vaccination status, and, please be mindful about activities on campus, masks are required there as well.

If you haven’t received a vaccination, please know that we are offering a vaccination clinic on campus, August 27 beginning at 8:30-3:00pm. The clinic will be in the CCE, I encourage all of you to consider the vaccine. It's a relatively painless process that can save your life, and the life of others.

Lastly, Wildcats, one of the greatest life lessons that can be learned from a Pandemic is that we are all truly in this together and that we must all do our part. I know that I can count on all of you to do your part, wear that mask, be considerate of your fellow humans, and please, consider getting the vaccine on August 27th.

Let’s make it a great, safe semester, Wildcat Nation, and I thank you for your love and support of Bethune-Cookman University. Remember, we’re all in this together, but must all, as individuals, do our part to keep our campus safe, and our fellow humans safe.

Thank you, and may God bless you all.

Dr. Powell