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Grady Irvin, Esquire ('85) to Emcee 105th National Dental Association Convention


Attorney Grady Irvin (’85) will serve as master of ceremonies at the 105th National Dental Association (NDA) Annual Convention being hosted at the Rosen Centre Hotel, July 11-15, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

Irvin will preside over the Association’s closing ceremony, the annual Civil Rights Luncheon, featuring CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers. This will be the second time Irvin has presided at an NDA annual convention. Irvin has agreed to donate his speaking honorarium to B-CU’s biology department in the name of his late sister, Anita Mayo (’86), who died of breast cancer in 2006.

Irvin, a former B-CU student body president, was the only African-American in the 1992 graduating class at the Stetson University College of Law, receiving the law school’s highest graduation honor. He is also the recipient of the National Bar Association’s coveted Heman Marrion Sweatt Award, and has the distinction of being an AV-Preeminent rated attorney, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards 

Irvin has appeared on many national network television and news programs, was featured in a recent Showtime documentary and previously served as staff counsel for the NFL Players Association.

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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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