B-CU Alumni Are Blazing Trails!

B-CU Alumni are blazing trails! Meet Alumnus Lamar Riddick.

The VERY talented Mr. Riddick recently auditioned for the United States Army Field Band and was selected, alongside another, to hold the first-ever Hip Hop Artist position in US Military history!

In addition to this amazing accomplishment, Mr. Riddick works for the West Virginia University Marching Band, is an award-winning Christian Hip Hop Artist, he owns Revive Collective Music and Revive Collective Apparel, offers internships and jobs to local college students, serves as an event coordinator, curator, and plays drums on the worship team at Mountain Heights in Morgantown WV. He received his BA in Music Recording from B-CU in 2015, and was a member of the drumline in the Marching Wildcats.

Bethune-Cookman University M. Shawn Hundley, Chair of the Department of Music remembers this about Mr. Riddick: "I remember my first time meeting Lamar before classes even started back in August 2011. He came to my office to introduce himself and to personally inform me that he was going to be successful as a student because he was here to take care of business and he had big plans for his future. I had the pleasure of teaching him for four semesters and watched his progress closely for four years. It did not take me long to realize that he was going to achieve his big plans and probably more. We still stay in touch and he also wants to give back to B-CU by visiting with our current students and motivating them to go after their goals and dreams."

Mr. Riddick, we're so proud of you and your accomplishments, thank you for all that you do, and will continue to do for B-CU.