Congresswoman Corrine Brown To Visit B-CU On Monday
March 27, 2015 - Daytona Beach, Florida - Bethune-Cookman University
- (B-CU) will welcome Congresswoman Corrine Brown, members of The LINKS, Inc. and 12 young girls today, March 30th. Brown and members of her social organization, The LINKS, Inc (Jacksonville Chapter) are bringing the young ladies to B-CU in an effort to stimulate more interest in higher education and HBCUs. Congresswoman Brown will also meet with B-CU administrators to talk about the state of HBCUs, educational funding and ways that Congress can help. The girls will take a guided tour of the campus and foundation house. They will also have a girl chat luncheon with several of B-CU's female leaders. This event will culminate Women's History Month at B-CU.
Congresswoman Brown and fellow members of The LINKS, Inc. mentor the young ladies in Jacksonville. These young girls are at-risk sixth graders from Butler Middle School. This B-CU tour will be a first-time experience for many of them.
Media is welcomed to cover Congresswoman Brown's activities at B-CU. Advanced notice is appreciated, but not required. The timeline for Monday is as follows:
10:00 am Arrival to Bethune-Cookman University
10:10 am Tour of Foundation House
11:00 am Girls and Guest Tour the Campus
12:15 pm Girl Chat Luncheon
Campus Dining Hall
1:00 pm Departure
For more information, please contact Keisha Pickett - Keisha@pickettpr.com or 813-903-9247.
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About Bethune Cookman University:
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 www.cookman.edu