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John Gibson

B-CU Alumnus First to Complete FIU Bridge to Doctorate Program

April 24

B-CU computer engineering alumnus John Gibson successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, “Reconfigurable Antennas Using Liquid Crystalline Elastomers” in electrical engineering at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Announcements
Beyonce Knowles will award a $25,000 scholarship  2018 – 2019 school year to a deserving female student as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program

BeyGOOD Initiative Homecoming Scholars Award

April 23

Bethune-Cookman University is all abuzz with the announcement that entertainer and philanthropist Beyonce Knowles will award a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018 – 2019 school year to a deserving female student as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program.

Academic
Jacari Harris

Jacari Harris to Intern with State of California Junior U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

April 23

Graduating Senior, Jacari Harris will intern for U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

Student Affairs Academic
Communication Students

Communications Students Victorious at National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts Competition

April 23

The Department of Communication Studies,Theater and Dance is pleased to announce a resounding victory at the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts Competition (NADSA), which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 21 – March 25, 2018.

President's Office
Mary Mcleod Bethune Statue

National Statuary Hall Campaign Event Raises $213K Toward Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Fundraising Goal

April 23

More than 100 friends and supporters joined Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees and Dr. Hubert L. Grimes, interim president, on Friday, April 20, 2018, to kick off the National Statuary Hall campaign. The celebratory event raised more than half of the $400,000 goal.

Activities
Arbor Day Planting and Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration Continues B-CU Legacy of Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement

April 23

Arbor Day Planting and Celebration Date: Friday, April 27, 2018 Time: 4 p.m. Location: White Hall

Alumni
Cleo

World-Renown Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble to Take the Stage at B-CU Performing Arts Center

April 16

Event: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Time: 7 p.m.

President's Office
Valencia Gallon-Stubbs

Deputy Counsel and Director of Human Resources for Bethune-Cookman University

April 13

Valencia Gallon-Stubbs serves as Deputy Counsel and Director of Human Resources for Bethune-Cookman University.

Academic
Dr. Shams Rahman

Dr. Shams Rahman Joins Network of Diverse Scholars at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Symposium

April 13

Dr. Shams Rahman, assistant professor, Department of Public Health and Health Equity in the Petrock College of Health Sciences, was selected and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ) to attend its annual New Connections Symposium.

Academic
Department of Integrated Environmental Science (IES)

Department of Integrated Environmental Science Announces Second Annual Earth-Week Teach-In Schedule April 16 – 22, 2018

April 9

The Department of Integrated Environmental Science (IES) at Bethune-Cookman University will host its second annual Earth Week Teach-In, April 16 – 22, 2018, at various venues in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna and Ormond Beach, Florida.

Announcements
Business Affairs and Student Affairs worked collaboratively to ensure a seamless implementation from the renovation of the space to the transition of B-CU employees to RICOH employees.

Bethune-Cookman University Partners with RICOH to Provide Enhancements to Wildcat Print and Mail Center

April 9

In a move to provide expanded service options, greater convenience and additional auxiliary revenue, B-CU has partnered with RICOH print and copy solutions. Business Affairs and Student Affairs worked collaboratively to ensure a seamless implementation from the renovation of the space to the transition of B-CU employees to RICOH employees.

Academic
Chomel Johnson

Chomel Johnson Chosen for Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program

April 9

Chomel Johnson, a senior majoring in aging studies/gerontology, was accepted into the Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program The program is an intensive 10-week residential experience at the University of Michigan School of Public Health designed to encourage underrepresented college students and recent graduates to choose a career in public health.

Academic
Erica Anderson

Petrock College of Health Sciences Master of Science in Counseling Students Bound for Doctoral Studies in the Fall

April 9

The Department of Counseling in the Petrock College of Health Sciences announces that three Master of Science in Counseling graduate students have been accepted into doctoral programs.

Alumni
Attorney Johnny L. McCray, Jr

B-CU ALUMNUS, ATTORNEY JOHNNY McCRAY, JR., TO RECEIVE BROWARD COUNTY’S HARRY GULKIN AWARD

April 6

Pompano Beach Attorney Johnny L. McCray, Jr., will be the 2018 recipient of the Harry Gulkin Award. The Harry Gulkin Award, named for the late Broward County criminal defense lawyer and judge, is the highest honor presented by the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (BACDL).

Academic
Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) logo

B-CU and Tennessee State University Partner to Provide Faculty and Students with Open Education Resources with Support from Hewlett-Packard and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

April 2

Bethune-Cookman University has been selected to participate in a pilot grant for assisting faculty and students - both online and onsite - with Open Education Resources (OER) Affordable Learning Solutions.

Academic
B-CU Academic Showcase

Attend Bethune-Cookman University 2018 Academic Showcase of Student and Faculty Research April 6

April 2

More than 45 abstracts have been accepted for oral or poster presentation, with diverse representation across the University’s schools and colleges, including Business & Entrepreneurship, Education, Health Sciences, Hospitality Management, Liberal Arts, Performing Arts and Communication, Religion and Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

Student Affairs
Mara Brody

Mara Brody to Participate in Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

April 2

Mara Brody was selected as a 2018 Rangel Summer Scholar and will spend six weeks this summer at Howard University, a historically black college and university in Washington, DC.

Alumni
Kendra Jacobs

Kendra Jacobs Selected to Attend 2018 Congressional Fellows Program

April 2

Kendra Jacobs has been selected to attend the Congressional Fellows Program, a leadership development and training opportunity for university students who desire to incorporate faith and values into their leadership.

Announcements
Mary McLeod Bethune National Statuary Hall Campaign

National Statuary Hall Campaign to Launch at Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation-National Historic Landmark, Students and Alumni Encouraged to Participate

April 2

Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees and Interim President Hubert Grimes will launch a nationwide campaign to raise funds for completion of the Mary McLeod Bethune National Statuary Hall Campaign on April 20.

Academic
photo of U.S. Congresswoman Val Demings and civil rights activist Henry Thomas will give the keynote address

Bethune-Cookman University Announces Spring Commencement Speakers: U.S. Congresswoman Val Demings and Henry Thomas

April 2

The University will host two ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The 9 a.m. commencement speaker will be U.S. Congresswoman Val Demings. At the 3 p.m. ceremony, U.S. entrepreneur and civil rights activist Henry Thomas will give the keynote address.

Student Affairs
Alysha Hinton lands an internship with WFTV /WRDQ Channel 9 in Orlando, Florida

Mass Communications Major Lands Coveted Summer Internship at WFTV/WRDQ Channel 9

March 26

Alysha Hinton, a vibrant lead soprano for B-CU Concert Chorale, is best known for her operatic voice. The junior communications major has even more to sing about – she landed an internship with WFTV /WRDQ Channel 9 in Orlando, Florida.

Student Affairs
Jabal Moss, Ronnie Mack attended the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA

B-CU Presents at National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Conference –“From Trials and Tribulations to Triumph: Developing an Effective Summer Bridge Program at Your Minority Serving Institution”

March 26

Jabal Moss, Ronnie Mack, Derenzo Thomas and Ariana Rodriguez recently attended the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Over 7,000 student affairs professionals attended the conference, where it’s the largest of its kind.

Student Affairs
Khaleelah Harris ('18), a senior in the School of Religion, majoring in philosophy and religion, gears up for Yale Divinity School in the fall.

An Act of Faith: Khaleelah Harris Looks Forward to Attending Yale Divinity School

March 23

West Palm Beach, Florida native Khaleelah Harris ('18), a senior in the School of Religion, majoring in philosophy and religion, gears up for Yale Divinity School in the fall.

Student Affairs
B-CU Students Participate in Annual Service Learning Initiative During Spring Break

B-CU Students Participate in Annual Service Learning Initiative During Spring Break

March 23

For the past five years, Bethune-Cookman University has expanded the minds of students by offering an intensive mission experience in the family islands of The Bahamas during each spring break term.

Academic
 law enforcement professionals

Law Enforcement and Community Engagement: From Talk to Action

March 22

More than 50 Jacksonville community residents, stakeholders, and youth received training on the roles, responsibilities, and perspectives of law enforcement professionals

Academic
Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute

B-CU Expands Culture of Collaboration Via Global Partnerships

March 20

B-CU Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute

Alumni
Hospitality student and teacher

Hospitality Industry Day Enhances Students' Academic and Career Readiness March 28

March 20

School of Hospitality Management Eighth Annual Industry Day

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