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B-CU Students and Faculty Attend the 32nd Annual Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference


Students and faculty recently attended the 32nd annual, “Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference,” in Orlando, Florida. During this year’s conference, B-CU Center for Undergraduate Research Excellence students (CURE) and prospective Criminal Justice majors assisted the faculty with facilitating breakout discussions among conference participants. Faculty members conducted workshops on strategies to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the minority community.

Additionally, CURE students prepared individual presentations on their participation and experience at the conference as a part of their assignment. The students also had the opportunity to meet and converse with local leaders and notables such as, Mr. Harris Rosen, President of the Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Inc.; Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings; and Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin.

For more information, contact Dr. Randy Nelson, Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program Coordinator, or 850-567-0536.

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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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