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Bethune-Cookman University Students Prepare for the 2017 Gatsby Themed Massy Awards


Students of Bethune-Cookman University Are Honored for Their Participation Within the Mass Communications Department 

The Mass Communications Department 2017 Massy Awards recognized students for their achievements within the areas of public relations, advertising, broadcast journalism, production and news writing. The awards ceremony was a student driven event. Participants planned, prepared and selected certain criteria for the “Massy’s.” All majors were encouraged to participate with the hope of their work being acknowledged. Interested students submitted their best work and received awards in the categories of: Press Release of the Year; Female/Male of the Year; and Air Check of the Year just to name a few.

Students and staff members worked together to create a 1920’s Great Gatsby themed evening. Augustinas Navickas, a public relations student shared, “My most enjoyable moments of the evening included watching my peers receive awards for their hard work and dedication along with seeing the faculty come together and unite for an evening of fun.” Royal Pointe Dance Academy, owned by B-CU Alumna Chaleek Grier also participated in the evening awards ceremony. Freshman Mass Communications Student, Jhada Walker said, “It was truly a night to remember.”

For more information on the Mass Communications Department Massy Awards, contact Dr. Elise Wanjohie Chair, Professor Mass Communications, 386-481-2708  or

Office of Communications

Ursula James
Asst. Director of Communications
PH: 386-481-2975
FX: Fax

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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