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B-CU graduation set for Saturday

B-CU graduation set for Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) will graduate more than 200 students and bestow doctorate degrees upon three key influencers at Saturday’s fall commencement ceremony. The university will honor Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, local businessman Bert Reames and automotive connoisseur Thomas A. Moorehead for their business accomplishments and commitments to service. The fall commencement ceremony is […]

Ministers help facilitate B-CU’s ‘Exploring Gifts and Graces’ youth program

Ministers help facilitate B-CU’s ‘Exploring Gifts and Graces’ youth program

Forty-two “Exploring Gifts and Graces (EGG)” program students visited the Life Enrichment Center, a United Methodist retreat camp in Fruitland Park, last month. Students, completing Phase 2 of “On Eagles Wings,” shaping 33 juniors and seniors from around the state, visited with nine Bethune-Cookman University mentors from the Youth Theology Institute, School of Religion, headed […]

Wildcats whip Rattlers for sixth year in a row

Wildcats whip Rattlers for sixth year in a row

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman defeated Florida A&M 39-19 in front of an announced crowd of 45,327 fans at Camping World Stadium in Orlando to win the Florida Blue Florida Classic. It is the sixth straight win for the Wildcats, making it their longest in the rivalry and series. The games have historically been […]

Marching Wildcats among the bands selected for Atlanta showcase

Marching Wildcats among the bands selected for Atlanta showcase

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Students, alumni and fans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) rocked the vote for an epic lineup of bands to perform in the 15th Anniversary Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase on Jan. 28 at the Georgia Dome. The 2017 lineup features bands that have historically performed […]

Free concert to feature B-CU Gospel Choir

Free concert to feature B-CU Gospel Choir

The community is invited to a free concert featuring the Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at Tomoka Christian Church, 1450 Hand Ave., Ormond Beach. An optional meal of a grilled hamburger or cheeseburger, chips or salad, drink, and cookie will be offered for $6 beginning at 5:30 p.m. […]

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Longtime resident James E. Huger died Friday, October 14 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, in the presence of family members. He was 101 years old. According to his son Thomas Huger, James Huger had returned to Daytona Beach after evacuating to Atlanta as Hurricane Matthew approached the area. He was hospitalized […]

Not one for the record books

Not one for the record books

The unfinished MEAC/SWAC Challenge will have no negative financial implications for the universities, conferences or ESPN. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It’s as if the 2016 MEAC/SWAC Challenge never happened. Inclement weather caused the highly anticipated HBCU football matchup to be canceled and there will be no makeup game. It does not count in the […]

While it lasted: A glance at MEAC/SWAC action

While it lasted: A glance at MEAC/SWAC action

There was plenty of action at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach before the football game was suspended on Sunday afternoon due to bad weather. For 22 minutes, Bethune-Cookman and Alcorn State gave a preview of what could come this season for both teams on the gridiron. It gave fans time to […]

The battle by the beach

The battle by the beach

MEAC-SWAC Challenge will be season opener for B-CU and Alcorn BY DONALD HUNT SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES When Alcorn State University faces Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) in the 12th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge, the game will feature two of the best HBCU teams in the country. The Black college football classic will kick off each team’s […]

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

‘Cy’ McClairen retires after 55 years of service to university BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When it comes to history, legacy and tradition at Bethune-Cookman University, only the school’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, ranks higher than 85-year-old Jack “Cy’’ McClairen. The longtime Wildcat retired on June 30 after 55 years of service with the […]

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