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Largest Inducted Pre-Alumni Council Prepares for the Holidays


This past month, The Bethune-Cookman University United Negro College Fund National Pre-Alumni Council (NPAC) inducted its inaugural class. Over 160 students cheered for one another as their names were called to receive their official membership certificate, black rose and B-CU NPAC lapel pin. The Fall 2017 Black Rose Membership Induction Ceremony is the symbolic beginning to Bethune-Cookman University students service as Pre-Alumni members and to honor our Founder. First Lady of Bethune-Cookman University, Mrs. Daisy Grimes served as the keynote speaker for this historic event, and shared of her time at B-CU and experiences with the Pre-Alumni Council. “This is a wonderful organization and I am happy to be apart of it,” said Sarita Mason, a sophomore inductee.

On December 3, 2017, the students will host their fourth annual Adopt-a-Family Christmas gathering. A local family has been selected to receive a holiday meal and gifts from the Pre-Alumni Council and invited guests.

For more information and to make a donation, please contact Jacari Harris, B-CU Pre-Alumni Council President,

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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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