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Sorority honors ‘professor, mentor, sister’

Sorority honors ‘professor, mentor, sister’

Dr. Cleo Higgins, longtime educator at Bethune-Cookman, honored at gala BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For more than 40 years, Dr. Cleo S. Higgins was an esteemed educator in Florida, spending much of those years making a tremendous impact at Bethune-Cookman University. On May 23, the 91-year-old educator and community leader was honored for her many […]

B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF College Choice, a publication that helps students select the best educational choices based on their needs, desires and future plans, has named Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) as one of its top HBCUs (historically Black college and university.) The university is ranked No. 3 on its list; the first time B-CU has […]

Wildcats competing in NCAA’s outdoor track and field meet

Wildcats competing in NCAA’s outdoor track and field meet

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will have 10 entries at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Round May 28-30 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, the NCAA announced last week. The two-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s team will field eight entries while the lone Lady Wildcat qualifier, […]

B-CU baseball team loses MEAC title to FAMU

B-CU baseball team loses MEAC title to FAMU

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES SALISBURY, Md. – Bethune-Cookman’s Rakeem Quinn tallied three hits and Brandon Amendolare recorded a home run on May 15, but it was Florida A&M University (FAMU) defeating the Wildcats, 8-2 in the title game of the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Championship at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Bethune-Cookman (19-40) crashed the […]

‘You have to finish what you start’

‘You have to finish what you start’

Mom, daughter among graduates at B-CU’s spring commencement COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF There were plenty of laughter, cheers and tears at Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center on Wednesday afternoon as proud family and friends watched hundreds of their loved ones fulfill a dream that was years in the making. It was graduation day for 325 […]

Softball team takes runner-up in MEAC title

Softball team takes runner-up in MEAC title

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES After a 2-0 victory, forcing a game-two on Championship Saturday, the Bethune-Cookman softball team fell short during the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title game, dropping a 2-0 decision to cross-state rivals Florida A&M as the Rattlers secured their second consecutive title on May 9 in Ormond Beach. A battle on […]

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to graduate 325 students at its 2015 Spring Commencement at noon on Wednesday, May 13 at The Ocean Center. The keynote speaker is the Rev. John W. Harrington, chairman of B-CU’s board of trustees and one of three honorary degree recipients. The other recipients are […]

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Chitwood announces offer at community meeting with residents, officers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood says his department will pay the full tuition of any Black person who would like to go through the police academy at Daytona State College with the plans of joining the local force upon […]

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

President defends university, criticizes media during prayer vigil on campus BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Following the April 3 shooting of four Bethune-Cookman University students at an off-campus party, local and national media are being criticized for incorrectly referring to the party as a school-sponsored event. It was not. B-CU President Edison O. Jackson […]

Baseball’s Cummings named MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

Baseball’s Cummings named MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman Baseball third baseman Mijon Cummings has been selected as this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. It was announced Monday from the conference office in Norfolk, Va. Cummings, a 5-11, freshman from Lutz near Tampa, is collecting his second MEAC Rookie of the Week award for the 2015 campaign. In […]