Why I Give to Bethune-Cookman University: Reverend John Douglas

Bethune-Cookman taught me to put God first and all wonderful things would come behind them, and they have. The rich cultural experiences tie us to an eternal legacy of our past and connects our current students to the future. It is vitally important to keep the doors open for all so that they generations to come will have a remembrance of the rich history of education and the close connections that we maintain.



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Donors express desire to make a difference

Outgoing Interim President Hubert Grimes penned two heartfelt letters last week that were shared with the B-CU community. His I Leave You Love speech at Senior Consecration recalled the words penned in Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's Last Will and Testament, as he encouraged graduates to lead with love as they embark on their futures beyond the university.

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Why I Give to Bethune-Cookman University: Mayola Williams

I give because it is my duty to share the blessings that have been given to me.

I give because it warms my heart to help others.

I give because I believe in supporting the legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. 

I give because I want to set an example of service for my children and grandchildren.

I am currently the Financial Secretary for the Volusia County Alumni Chapter, and has served as Treasurer for eight years.  I am a life member of the National Alumni Association. 

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Student Spotlight: Miranda White

As an B-CU Excelsior Scholar and a student-athlete, I have had the opportunity to be a part of various experiences at B-CU. It has been an intense journey combining my love for volleyball and my serious interest in environmental science.

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Student Spotlight: Arthur W. Wright

My experience at Bethune-Cookman has been one like no other. I’ve received such an invaluable experience, that I’m confident I wouldn’t have had at any other school. From the countless relationships, rigorous coursework and numerous post-graduation opportunities, B-CU has truly changed my life. 

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Why I Give to Bethune-Cookman University: Eyvette Troutman- Presley

I am a second-generation native Daytonian and I grew up less than four hundred feet from Bethune-Cookman College (now University). Everyone in the immediate community benefited from B-CC’s presence in our neighborhood through educational, social and spiritual exposures. As kids, we knew that a safe place for skating and riding bicycles was on the campus of Bethune-Cookman College.

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Student Spotlight: Maiya Fudge

I am extremely grateful and excited to have been chosen as a recipient of a Dr. Oswald P. Bronson Endowment Fund scholarship. I am grateful to the Bronson family for their generous financial support towards my education. 

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Student Spotlight: Raven Moore

Being a recipient of the UNCF Koch Scholars Program means the world to me. Without this scholarship, I would have had to take out a loan, and when I graduated high school, my goal was to graduate from college debt-free.

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Why I Give to Bethune-Cookman University: Sherry Paramore

Sherry Paramore, Class of '91, Political Science

Neither of my parents attended college, but they always stressed the value of education, both believing that it was truly the great equalizer. My great-great grandmother had been a student during the early days when it was an all-girls school, so they wanted me to attend Bethune-Cookman. I thank God for my parents who cultivated such educational values and a heart for service. As a first-generation college student, B-CU instilled those values in me as well.

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Student Spotlight: Alante' Thomas

"Having the Hank Aaron Scholarship means a great deal to me because it decreases my student loans. I want to leave school without debt. The scholarship really is a financial saving grace for me, as I don't have the money to pay for a school and it is a blessing that I was given this opportunity,” said Thomas.

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