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B-CU Director of Military Affairs Receives Notable Hometown Hero Award from the Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation


On January 31, 2018, B-CU’s Director of Military Affairs, Major Earl Filmore was nominated as the Harris Hometown Hero for both police and military veterans by the Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation. Filmore was honored for his extraordinary service and sacrifice to his country and community.

Filmore was selected for the honor for his extraordinary service and sacrifice for the community. Major Filmore is a 2000 University of Central Florida graduate and was deployed to Iraq in 2003. In 2005 he was a part of the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Filmore is currently serving his 26th year in the U.S. Army and serves as a Director of Military Affairs, and adjunct professor at B-CU. Congratulations Major Earl Filmore for the great work you are doing for our country and students at Bethune-Cookman University.

B-CU’s ROTC Color Guard will also present the colors at the Orlando Magic basketball game on February 22nd against the New York Knicks. 

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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

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