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B-CU Graduate Receives Bahamian Icon Awards Nomination

Deveaux

Ricardo Deveaux, B-CU Class of 1990 and Honorary Doctorate Recipient (2009), will be honored at the 2016 Bahamian Icon Awards on Saturday, July 2nd. The Bahamian Icon Awards recognizes Bahamian Citizens who have demonstrated the spirit of excellence and achievement.

“First, I am truly honored and humbled to have been nominated for this prestigious award in The Bahamas. I have always remained true to Dr. Bethune’s motto: "Enter to learn, Depart to Serve".  I believe that it is always good to receive your flowers while you can appreciate them. It is interesting that I don't serve looking for any award, reward or recognition but it was exciting that someone thought that I was worthy of being considered a Bahamian Icon Nominee,” Deveaux said.

Ricardo Deveaux is up for nomination in the category of Youth Development. Nominees were selected based on citizenship, achievements, and contributions to the betterment of the Bahamian community. The Youth Development category is for the support with the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Program which have recognized over 1,900 of the BEST and BRIGHTEST primary school students. Deveaux is the current President & CEO of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation and has aided in providing over 1.2 million dollars in scholarships.

For media inquiries, please contact Keisha Boyd- boydk@cookman.edu or (386) 481-2991.

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.

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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.