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SOR Assistant Dean Reverend David Allen Awarded Doctorate

David Allen Reverend David Allen, Assistant Dean in the Cornelius & Dorothye Henderson School of Religion (SOR), was awarded the Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) at The Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale, on Friday, June 14, 2019. Dean Randolph Bracy, Jr., and a flock of well-wishers were present to witness the grand affair.

Reverend Dr. Allen is a 1998 Bethune-Cookman University graduate and a graduate of the Gammon Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Center of Atlanta with the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the Masters of Arts in Christian Education (M.A.C.E.) degrees.

Dr. Allen’s dissertation is entitled “The Role of Sustainability in United Methodist Churches in Florida.” He will also assume the pastorate of Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church of Daytona Beach, Florida, on July 1, 2019.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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