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B-CU National Alumni Association Hosts Golden Awards Gala Honoring Alumni Educators

Gala

In recognition of the many current and retired educators that have matriculated through B-CU, the National Alumni Association hosted a Golden Awards Gala on Saturday, June 25th at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center. The evening was dedicated to dinner, dancing, special recognition of officers and the Shaft of Light Award. Attendees were able to relax and enjoy live entertainment from Mr. Tony Wynn and band.

NAA Vice-President, Carmen Oliver-Williamson gave remarks and honored educators for their hard work. “I want to thank you for your continuous service in life long learning. Tonight we honor you as we dedicate and declare there is a teacher’s reward.” Over 30 educators were acknowledged for their time spent diligently educating students in local and surrounding states.

The Shaft of Light Award is the highest NAA award. It is presented to a person who demonstrates service and has turned hardships and disappointments into shafts of light. This year’s award recipient was Percy Williamson, Convention Chairperson, Volusia County Chapter. 

A special presentation was given by the B-CU Office of Annual Giving to challenge alumni to join the Promise to the Future Campaign. The funds provide students with scholarships and additional aid to advance through their academics. Several alumni joined the challenge. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the National Alumni Association has raised $75,000 that will go towards supporting students. 

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.