Announcement in Legal Dispute with Alumni Association


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2024) – Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), and its former alumni association (the MMBNAA), announce that they have entered into an agreement to amicably and fully resolve their legal dispute relating to B-CU’s decision to end its relationship with its former alumni association and fully transition its Alumni Association in-house under B-CU’s management.

Under the agreement, the MMBNAA and its related entities will soon be permanently dissolved and cease all operations after a brief period to allow it to wind down its affairs and operations. The MMBNAA has committed to providing B-CU all funds it has raised for student scholarships, to be distributed directly by B-CU for student scholarships.

There is now one, and only one, Alumni Association for Bethune-Cookman University, which is THE BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (the “B-CUAA”). 

The B-CUAA is the official, and the only, Alumni Association for alumni of Bethune-Cookman University.

B-CU’s former alumni association, the MMBNAA, will be dissolved and effective immediately will no longer be accepting any donations of any kind. If you would like to support B-CU, all support and donations should be directed to B-CU’s official, and only, Alumni Association, the B-CUAA, which can be found at

As the official Alumni Association for Bethune-Cookman University, the B-CUAA is excited to welcome all B-CU alumni, family, friends and supporters to join us in our mission to support B-CU, its students, faculty, staff, and the entire B-CU family in furthering the sacred mission of our Founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.

If you or someone you know would like to join the B-CUAA or support B-CU, please visit the B-CUAA website at  

About Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU)

Now in its 120th year, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) is a historically-Black university in Daytona Beach, Fla., founded by civil and human rights activist Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune in 1904 as the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls. With deep roots in the history of America, B-CU is a United Methodist-related, private institution largely focused on liberal arts programs to meet students’ diverse educational, social and cultural needs. The university is home to the nation’s #2 HBCU Nursing Program, a world-renowned marching band known as “The Pride,” and is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.