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Bethune-Cookman University Receives Key to Phase 1 of New Residence Halls

New Facility to House More Than 300 Students 

Daytona Beach, Florida- The key to Bethune-Cookman University’s newly constructed residence hall, Phase 1, was recently presented to President Edison O. Jackson during an on campus ceremony. This event signified a new chapter for the historic institution and its effort to continue to build for the future. Excited supporters, including the university’s Executive Cabinet members, were on hand to witness this momentous occasion.

During the ceremony, university officials were given a tour of the new state-of-the-art facility, which will become the new home to more than 300 students. The Key Presentation Ceremony was a proud moment for university officials. “These new residence halls will help our students achieve their goals and dreams. The students who were living in off campus housing can now move on campus and can enjoy campus life,” said Jason Glenn, Vice President for Student Affairs. In addition to state-of-the-art living accommodations, the residence hall also features other amenities including a fitness center, computer lab and multipurpose room.

President Jackson shared his enthusiasm about the residence hall project. He is extremely happy for students who will enjoy the new residence halls and thanked everyone who assisted the institution in achieving this milestone. “The building itself is made of quality materials. This will last for generations to come. I can’t even imagine how our students will feel once they walk through these doors and begin to select their rooms,” said Dr. Jackson. Students will begin moving into the new residence halls within the next few weeks.  

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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.