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Bethune-Cookman University Wins Seventh U.S. Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award

Bethune-Cookman University received a Nunn-Perry Award from the U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD) for outstanding achievement in the Mentor Protégé Program. 
The University teamed with Fifth Gait Technologies as a partner with Raytheon for the Mentor Protégé Program. The team was one of eight winners of the 2017 USDOD Nunn-Perry Award and will be honored at the Mentor Protégé Program in Orlando, Florida, held August 14 – 16, 2018. Nunn Perry Awards are the highest honor participating companies can receive.

The Mentor Protégé Program offers a small business the opportunity to grow its capabilities for engaging in USDOD subcontract and prime opportunities. Bethune-Cookman University was selected by Raytheon to develop and execute a plan that transferred mission-critical business development and growth skills to the Fifth Gait Technologies team. 

This collaborative effort provides a rich learning experience for engaged team members that translates into a winning partnership and provides excellent career development roles for Bethune-Cookman University faculty and students.

Bethune-Cookman University has received seven Nunn-Perry Awards.

For more information, contact Dr. Bree Morrison, department chair, assistant professor, Business Administration; Bethune-Cookman University Wendell P. Holmes, Jr. School of Business at or  386-481-2880

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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