B-CU alum to honor teachers

160623_dt_community01The Volusia County Alumni Chapter of Bethune-Cookman University is hosting its 48th Annual National Alumni Association Convention June 22-26 on campus. The theme for the convention is “Returning to the Old Landmark.”

The highlight of the convention will be the honoring the university’s graduates who made a positive impact in the field of education.

“Our founder would be proud of the legacy of contributions to our youth in developing the head, heart and hand of our future leaders,’’ said Percy Williamson, the host convention chairman.

The Golden Award Banquet will be held on June 25 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Singer/entertainer Tony Wynn will perform.

Alumni to be honored and their years in education are as follows:

Betty J. Williams,   33
Essie Smith, 23
Hand N. Presley, 15
Ruth C. Hankerson, 29
Johnny Welch, 31
Alvin Porter   33
Daphane Porter, 32
Edward Hayes Jr.,   40
Joretha Hayes, 36
Amina Scurry, 15
Gina Petty Sanders, 33
Gwendolyn Anderson, 37
Helen D. Davis, 35
Arthurene Williams, 38
Jeanette Moore Merritt, 55
Teresa Ward, 17
Mshende Brown, 16
Eyvette Troutman Pressley, 38
Dr. Terence Colver, 30
Betty William Prince, 39
Harold V. Lucas Jr., 46
Patricia Hamilton Heard, 44
Harriett M. Fordham, 16
Susan Lewis, 27
Jessie Jackson Childs, 31
Celestine Hinson, 37
Lucille Morris, 30
Harry T. Morris, 35
Betty Powers, 41
Margaret Hill, 35
Dianne Ross, 40
Ervin Ross Jr., 40
Collins Smith
Ellistine Smith
Sylvia Howard Gipson, 44
Tanya Desdemona Matthews, 37
Samuel W. Oliver Sr.,   30
Alva Jean Holley, 30
Carmen Oliver Williamson, 38
Cynthia Oliver Carter, 30
Westley “Doc” Holiday, 31
Dr. Evelyn Bethune, 12
Harry Morris Jr.,   9
Betsey Hardeman, 36
Carol Jones, 36
Dr. Cynthia Mitchell Clark, 36
John Williams, 47
Gladys White Murphy, 31
James Poitier, 39
Beverly Hughes Postell
Paula A. Reed, 24
Benjamin Franklin Broxton Sr.,   37
Betty J. Powers, 41
Hurstina Moss Wright, 35
Jerome Wiley, 30



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