Gwendolyn Johnson, Joel Redhead to lead B-CU Homecoming parade



“A New Attitude, Living the Legacy” is the theme this year’s Bethune-Cookman University’s Homecoming.

Gwendolyn Johnson

Bethune-Cookman University Homecoming activities will culminate Saturday with the annual parade down Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard starting at 9 a.m. from the Daytona Mall followed by the football game against North Carolina A&T at 4 p.m. at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium.

The grand marshals for this year’s parade will be Joel Redhead, a 2012 Olympian and B-CU graduate, along with Gwendolyn Johnson. She is the wife of the late Lloyd “Tank” Johnson, B-CU’s former athletic director who has been credited for co-founding the Florida Classic.

Parade, game, then party
The parade will proceed from the rear of the Daytona Mall, 100 North Nova Road, travel east on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and eventually cross Martin Luther King Boulevard to enter the Bethune-Cookman University entrance way, south of Bronson Hall.


The B-CU National Alumni Association is hosting a Postgame Alumni Victory Celebration immediately following the football game on Oct. 6. The event will be hosted by Star 94.5 FM radio station and will include team trivia competitions, table games, dancing, heaving hors d’oeuvres, prizes and more.

For more information on the celebration, contact Ray Brinson at 904-996-7122. Tickets for the games and other events are available through the B-CU Box Office at 386-481-2465.


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