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B-CU Alumna, Mrs. Louise Chandler Celebrates 105 Years of Life


Mrs. Louise Chandler, a B-CU Alumna celebrated 105 years of life this past month. Mrs. Chandler is a proud Wildcat supporter and the longest living B-CU Wildcat season ticket holder during football season. In 2013, during B-CU’s Homecoming, the National Alumni Association and B-CU paid a special tribute to Mrs. Louise Chandler in celebration of her 101 years of life.

Most recently, Mrs. Chandler was recognized in honor of her birthday by News4Jax, a Jacksonville, Florida based news outlet. B-CU Class of 1969 Alumnus and Immediate Past President of the B-CU National Alumni Association, Ray Brinson shared, “All of us in the B-CU Jacksonville Wildcat family extend our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Chandler. We love and appreciate her entire family for all of their support over the years. They certainly have done their fair share to sustain the legacy of our Beloved Founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune!”

Mrs. Chandler currently resides in Jacksonville and is extremely proud of the legacy she has instilled in her children, who are also graduates of B-CU: Lorraine Chandler Walbey, Class of 1959; Doris Chandler Flowers, Class of 1961 and Abraham C. Chandler, Jr., Class of 1969. As they departed to serve, each of her children became educators and retired from Duval County Public Schools. These Wildcats had a combined total of 108 years as educators in the Duval County Schools.

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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

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