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B-CU Takes "Pre-Alumni Council of the Year" Honors

B-CU Takes "Pre-Alumni Council of the Year" Honors During UNCF Annual National Alumni Council Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit

The B-CU Pre-Alumni Council attended the UNCF National Alumni Council Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit in Atlanta, GA February 7 – 10, 2019, where they participated in several workshops focused on empowerment, career readiness, networking, and more. Students enjoyed the camaraderie with fellow HBCU peers. The group won Pre-Alumni Council of the Year honors.

Pre-Alumni CouncilJerykah Thomas received the UNCF Conference Social Media Scholarship. "Receiving the $5,000 scholarship will help to reduce my debt load and aid me in continuing my mentorship program. As a UNCF ambassador, I mentor freshmen and sophomore first-generation students, helping them to find the many scholarship opportunities available to them through UNCF," said Thomas.

Landon Peterson was the recipient of a $2,000 William "Bill" McGill Male Scholarship Award. The students were accompanied by Alumni Giving Manager Marah Beltz and Manager of Special Events Sharon Bostick-Isaac.

B-CU alumni receiving recognition were Keon Williams, "Hall of Honor" and Carneal Waddey, "Young Alumni Award." #UNCF75

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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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