Alumna Brittney Harris Awarded CDC Health Communication Fellowship

Brittney Harris, MPH, an alumna of the Master of Public Health program in the Petrock College of Health Sciences, has been selected for an ORISE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Communication Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship, which is one to two years in length, involves the Mass Media Team in the Prevention Communication Branch. The Prevention Communication Branch is responsible for developing, implementing and disseminating consumer HIV prevention social marketing campaigns and supporting campaign goals via community mobilization.

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B-CU Welcomes 2019 National Science Foundation REU Scholars

The National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Mathematical Modeling in Environmental, Biological and Other Sciences (MMEBS) Program is an eight-week research experience for undergraduate students hosted by Bethune–Cookman University (B-CU) with support of the National Science Foundation. The program combines learning scientific, mathematical, and data analytics with project work on interdisciplinary application problems. Students are granted stipends and assistance with housing and travel.

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Bethune-Cookman University Student Sara Wilson Selected For Dow Jones News Fund Scholarship

Bethune-Cookman University student Sara Wilson will be among those heading to Miami in August for the annual National Association of Black Journalists Conference and Career Fair and she will not have to worry about paying the registration fee.

Wilson, a multimedia journalism student, was one of 16 college students chosen by Dow Jones News Fund this spring to receive free registrations to one of six journalism industry conferences this summer and fall through its Emerging Journalists Program. The NABJ conference, slated for Aug. 7 to 11, is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees. 

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Chevrolet Drives Into Fourth Year of Fellowship for HBCU Journalism Students

Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association selected six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the fellows will travel the country to discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African American communities during their eight-week summer internship.

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Jatwon Burkes Studies at MSU Summer Research Opportunities Program

Jatwon Burkes is a rising junior at B-CU engaged in the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Michigan State University. Burkes' research project will involve using and adapting computer vision techniques and employing deep neural networks to track the motion of children, adults, and small animals. These motion time-series will be used in studies of attention for autistic children and child development, neurological disorders and brain activity for animals. The West Palm Beach, Florida native enjoys his involvement in the B-CU Robotics Club.

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Volusia Volunteers and Medicine and B-CU Hold Partnership Reception

Volusia Volunteers In Medicine (VVIM) provide free, compassionate healthcare to working uninsured individuals ages 18-64. The all-volunteer staff include physicians, nurses and social workers. Services are provided at the B-CU Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity located at 113 Lochart Street in Daytona Beach FL. B-CU provides annual in-kind services to the free health clinic.

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Summer Pre-Law Programs A Great Option for Students Looking to Get Ahead

Students looking to jump-start their careers and improve their chances for success are wise to take advantage of promising opportunities for summer study. Rufus and Janice Wilson College of Liberal Arts students Devin James (criminal justice), Malinia Karriem (political science), Qu’teasha Lovett (criminal justice) and Ania White (international studies/affairs) have chosen to participate in FIU Law Path, a pre law program that provides pre-law programming, experiential training, and mentoring support to a cohort of South Floridian undergraduates at strategic stages of their academic and professional development.

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Volusia Volunteers in Medicine and Bethune-Cookman University Celebrate Five Years of Providing Free Healthcare to Uninsured Volusia County Residents

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 6-8 p.m., Volusia Volunteers in Medicine (VVIM) Board of Directors and Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) will host a celebration for local and surrounding communities marking five years of service providing free healthcare to working uninsured residents in Volusia County. The evening reception will take place at the Volusia Volunteers in Medicine Health Care Clinic located in the B-CU Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity, located at 113 Lockhart Street in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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B-CU Delivers Results Based Accountability Training to Human Service Providers in Orange County

B-CU faculty members Dr. Nichole Jones, Dr. Randy Nelson, and Dr. Kideste Yusef, developed and delivered Results Based Accountability (RBA) training for the Orange County Community and Family Services Department. Resulting from an independent Youth Needs Assessment study, Orange County allocated $20 million to address the service gaps and needs of youth and families. 

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B-CU Inducts Its Largest National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Student Chapter

Student organizations provide a myriad of benefits and enhance the B-CU campus community. Namely, they provide opportunities to engage around common interests and develop leadership skills. On April 17 2019, 24 students were inducted into the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ), B-CU Student Chapter, making it the largest induction in the organization’s three-year history. 

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B-CU Male Development Institute Hosts Youth Summit in Ft. Pierce, Florida

Male youth in Ft. Pierce, Florida, were treated to a youth summit Jermaine L. McKinney, Director of the B-CU Male Development Institute, along with staff and students he coordinated and facilitated a Youth Summit for approximately 45 young males residing in and around the Ft. Pierce, Florida, and the Treasure Coast —Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin Counties — areas as a part of the "Power of the Tie" tour. The event was held at the Performance-Based Preparatory Academy School in Ft. Pierce, where Dr. Arthur Jamison is the principal. The purpose of the summit was to provide an array of engaging, motivational, and educational workshops for the youth participants. 

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Dr. Elizabeth Congdon Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

Dr. Elizabeth Congdon was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF)fellowship for research and faculty development at the La Selva Research Station in Costa Rica. Selected faculty from Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) institutions become part of the La Selva research community comprised of Organization for Tropical Studies staff, independent researchers, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) field mentors, faculty course leaders, and other visitors that converge at La Selva to lead a myriad of research and educational programs.

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B-CU Spring Commencement Honors Nearly 350 Graduates

Bethune-Cookman University honored nearly 350 graduating students at the 76th Spring 2019 Commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The revelry of families outside the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center embodied the fruition of generational hopes and dreams. Faculty and staff joined with hundreds of family members and friends to celebrate this milestone achievement.

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