Bethune-Cookman University Hosts Special Screening and Talk Back of the Romantic Comedy "Always A Bridesmaid" Written by Actress Yvette Nicole Brown

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. the Bethune-Cookman University Doris McClaney School of Performing Arts and Communication, in partnership with Tri Destined Studios, Little Brown Girl, Sabrina Russ Entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel, and Team Volusia will host a special movie screening and talk back conversation of the romantic comedy 'Always a Bridesmaid,' in B-CU's Heyn Memorial Chapel (640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard Daytona Beach, FL), with celebrity appearances by "Always a Bridesmaid" Executive Producer and Writer Yvette Nicole Brown, Director Trey Haley, and Actor Richard Lawson.

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Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management Announces Pineapple Anchor Ball Keynote Speaker


 Ken Lawson is the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Prior to DEO, he served as the CEO and President of Visit Florida and the Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Lawson has also held several positions within law enforcement agencies and began his legal career in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a native Floridian and graduate of Florida State University and the Florida State University College of Law. 

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Stand in Faith

As the students, faculty, and staff gathered filling every seat, eagerness stirred awaiting to hear hear from B-CU’s seventh President Dr. E. Labrent Chrite. President Chrite formally addressed the students for the first time. He gave a transparent speech in which he updated the B-CU body on its current status and his future plans that are now in action to help build Bethune-Cookman University to be better than we were before.

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Reverend Reginald Lee Bachus Serves as Bethune-Cookman University's Fall 2019 President's Assembly Keynote Speaker

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Reverend Reginald Lee Bachus, Associate Pastor of the landmark Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York will serve as the Fall 2019 President’s Assembly keynote at 11:15 a.m. at Bethune-Cookman University. Reverend Bachus is also a founding member of The 400 Foundation, a faith-based effort to advance economic equity in NYC’s development and construction industry. Rev. Bachus has a diverse background in religion, community development and organizing, real estate, and most recently law.

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Bethune-Cookman University Leads as the Only Historically Black College and University in the Nation to Offer a Nationally Accredited Master of Athletic Training Program

Most recently, B-CU's Master of Athletic Training Program in the Petrock College of Health Sciences officially received their inaugural accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Given that only 3-4% of Licensed Athletic Trainers are African-American, it is significant that B-CU is the only HBCU producing graduates with this degree.

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10 Bethune-Cookman University Students Intern in Volusia County Public Schools for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

(Top L to R) Raneihesi Love, Maximillian Jeanbrice, Napoleon McCants, Bree’shaun Watson, Keyh Marrah, Andrew Lodge, Khalil Bradley, Mychal Watson, Chloe Hall, and Clayton Ford are current Bethune-Cookman University seniors in the College of Education, who have passed all parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination and are interning in eight Volusia County Public Schools.

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Assistant Professor Dr. Ruth Smith Becomes President of the Southeast, Central, and South American Federation of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education

Dr. Ruth Annette Smith, Assistant Professor in the Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management is the newly appointed President of Southeast, Central & South American (SECSA) Federation of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE). Dr. Smith is truly excited to serve the federation and its members from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and members from the Caribbean, Mexico, and the countries from both Central and South America.

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National Science Foundation Awards B-CU $456,261 Grant Towards Improving Minority Women Success in STEM Faculty Careers

The National Science Foundation awarded B-CU a grant of $187,651 for support of a project entitled "The AGEP Florida Alliance Model: Improving Minority Women Success in STEM Faculty Careers," under the direction of Dr. Helena Mariella Walrond, University Provost and Dr. Herbert W. Thompson, Associate Provost and CSEM Dean. The award extends from September 1, 2019 and ends August 31, 2023.

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B-CU Faculty Makes Presentation on the Utilization of Results Based Accountability at the Annie E. Casey Foundation Convening

Nichole Jones, EdD Assistant Professor in the Petrock College of Health Sciences Department of Counseling and graduate student, Daniel Pichardo attended the Annie E. Casey Foundation Results Based Accountability Convening in Baltimore recently. B-CU faculty presented a poster highlighting the utilization of Results Based Accountability on campus this past academic year, while Pichardo participated in a student panel with other students from Bethune-Cookman University, Morgan State University, University of Maryland at Baltimore, FAMU, Edward Waters College and Florida Memorial University.

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