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International Online Dual Enrollment, a Bethune-Cookman University Initiative Bringing the HBCU Experience To High School Students Abroad


Students from Akhepran International Academy in Nassau, Bahamas, have joined the online college English Composition course for the fall 2017 subterm II session. Dr. Gale Gibson Gayle, Chief Online Learning Officer, and Dr. Arletha McSwain, Dean of B-CU Global Online College visited the Academy during the summer to meet interested students.

“International Dual Enrollment offers students an online opportunity to jumpstart their academic matriculation at B-CU, while providing a strong foundation through a rigorous curriculum, support, and a committed faculty,” Dr. Gayle stated.

Mrs. Rhonda Wright, Principal of Akhepran International Academy is excited for the partnership with B-CU. “I look forward to many more of our students being enrolled into the dual enrollment program and transitioning into B-CU as full-time student’s post-graduation,” she said. The newly enrolled students have named themselves the, “B-CU 10.” The sub-term program is being offered to students from sixth to 12th grade. “This most certainly opens the doorway for any child to begin their journey to university,” Principal Wright added.

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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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