GC lives founder’s legacy as B-CU stays resilient

When Hurricane Ian hit Florida in September, Bethune-Cookman University was the first college in the state to evacuate students.

Located in Daytona Beach, along Florida’s eastern coast, the campus was damaged by flooding and severe winds. Trees fell across much of campus and awnings were ripped from buildings. Students left on Sept. 26, two days before the worst of the storm.

“I’m so glad we made that decision because it kept everyone safe,” Valencia Gallon-Stubbs said when speaking to Vanguard in October. “As part of the president’s crisis response team, our goal is to get back online and get students back to normal.”

Read More