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Bethune-Cookman names interim president

Bethune-Cookman names interim president

DAYTONA BEACH – Dr. Larry R. Handfield, chairman of the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) board of trustees, today announced the university has selected Dr. Edison Jackson as interim president, effective May 14, 2012. The university will host a reception on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, to introduce Jackson to the B-CU family and the community, at the […]

B-CU football coach tackles tough questions about practice field

B-CU football coach tackles tough questions about practice field

Jenkins also says he’s in no hurry to leave Daytona BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Brian Jenkins, Bethune-Cookman University’s head football coach, convinced Daytona Beach residents last week to support a new school practice field in Midtown. He also told them that he’s committed to B-CU despite other job offers. “I’ve been offered a job […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU softball, baseball teams tighten grip on MEAC races BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a battle of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) South Division’s top teams, Bethune-Cookman University took two of three games from Savannah State University to hold on to the division lead. Savannah State (21-22, 9-3) opened the series by winning the […]

B-CU trustees make progress during spring board meeting

B-CU trustees make progress during spring board meeting

Daytona Beach – Following the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) board of trustees spring meeting, Dr. Larry R. Handfield is again serving as chairman of the board. After temporarily yielding leadership to fellow alumnus and first vice chairman Dr. Lee Rhyant inJanuary, Handfield has returned to the board. The B-CU board of trustees and President Trudie Kibbe […]

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

Retirement celebration held for outgoing president A man attending a retirement celebration for Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed signs a photo memorial during the April 19 event at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Hilton. More than 200 people gathered at the celebration for Reed, president of Bethune-Cookman University. Reed is scheduled to leave B-CU on May 13, […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Waters, Williams lead Wildcats in football game BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Broderick Waters threw for 57 yards and a touchdown while running for another 83 yards with a score to lead the Gold team past the Maroon team 28-3 at Municipal Stadium last week. Waters, a Louisiana Tech transfer, has only been at the […]

B-CU’s Black baseball players impact season

B-CU’s Black baseball players impact season

Four discuss playing at HBCU, percentage of African-Americans in Major League Baseball BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has built a strong baseball program dating back to the mid-1990s. The Wildcats arguably has the top HBCU (historically Black College and university (program). B-CU has won 14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titles and made 14 […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats track and field have big day; baseball sweeps Rattlers BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman topped Albany State University in both the men and women’s standings in windy conditions at the B-CU Beach Invitational at Seabreeze High last week. “Winning always boosts your confidence. Running in front of the home crowd was also good. […]

Dr. Valarie King recognized as ‘making a difference’

Dr. Valarie King recognized as ‘making a difference’

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES STAFF: Dr. Valarie Greene King, the founding director of the University of Central Florida’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, has been recognized as a woman who is making a difference in the March issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. She is among a distinguished group of 25 women from throughout the U.S. […]

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State students, joined by members of Occupy Daytona and others, marched from the B-CU campus to protest the refusal of law enforcement authorities to arrest George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Sanford man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was unarmed carrying only a bag of […]