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National business challenge open to local women

National business challenge open to local women

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has been selected as one of several host sites for the semifinal rounds of a women’s business challenge competition titled “The Innovate HER Challenge.” The national competition allows individuals and small businesses to compete at the national level for cash prizes totaling over $70,000.  The Small Business Administration’s […]

Bethune-Cookman students awarded $15,000 Ford grant

Bethune-Cookman students awarded $15,000 Ford grant

Ford Motor Company will award $15,000 to a team of students from Bethune-Cookman University as part of the 2015 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Community Challenge. The winning B-CU team included Ebone Sturrup (team leader, criminal justice major), Jasmine Adamson (business administration major), Toyneisha Whitaker (mass communications major) and Jeislor Davis (hospitality management major). This year’s theme […]

Wildcats claw way to victory over North Carolina Central

Wildcats claw way to victory over North Carolina Central

COMPILED BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES Heavy rains in Durham, N.C. did not stop MEAC competition for Bethune-Cookman vs. North Carolina Central last Saturday. The game was moved up to 2 p.m. from its original 4 p.m. kickoff time due to a state of emergency declared in preparation of Hurricane Joaquin. The Wildcats emerged victorious […]

Wildcat athletes have great week

Wildcat athletes have great week

COMPILED BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES INTERN CROSS COUNTRY – Daniel Kiptoo and Xavier Walton of the Bethune-Cookman Men’s Cross Country team placed first and second last week at the FLrunners.com College Invitational in Titusville. According to bcuathletics.com, Kiptoo, a freshman from Eldoret, Kenya, and Walton, a sophomore returning to run in his hometown, clocked […]

REMEMBERING TIMESHA AND DIONA

REMEMBERING TIMESHA AND DIONA

B-CU pays tribute to two slain students during campus memorial BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University family paid tribute to Timesha “Lisa” Carswell and Diona McDonald Wednesday during a moving memorial service held on campus. Carswell, 21, and McDonald, 19, died on Sept. 17 after being fatally shot by 27-year-old York Zed Bodden, […]

Wildcats defeat Lane, face Savannah State next

Wildcats defeat Lane, face Savannah State next

COMPILED BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES In a low-scoring game, the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats were able to pull off another victory in their home opener Saturday against Lane College of Jackson, Tenn. With a final score of 7-3, B-CU quarterback Quentin Williams totaled 168 passing yards on 14-of-19 passing as well as rushing for 63 […]

Wide receiver from Miami helps  Wildcats eke out win over Grambling

Wide receiver from Miami helps Wildcats eke out win over Grambling

COMPILED BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES After being on the losing end of a disappointing week 1 shutout in Miami, the Wildcats bounced back with a 56-53 victory over Grambling State on Sept. 12 in Louisiana. A career-best performance from wide receiver Jawill Davis helped the Wildcats secure the victory while earning himself the Mid-Eastern […]

Online college helps students go the distance

Online college helps students go the distance

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Kevin Finnie was a Bethune-Cookman University star running back in 1989. An athletic scholarship helped him break stats as one of former Coach Larry Little’s best rushers. But for Finnie, life and learning have since slowed down. Today, the 48-year-old father lives in Miami. He is a prostate cancer survivor […]

B-CU at Miami stadium:  On and off the field

B-CU at Miami stadium: On and off the field

The first football game of the season at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens attracted plenty of enthusiastic Wildcats eager to cheer on their team. Although Bethune-Cookman lost the game to the University of Miami, it didn’t keep the Wildcats from showing their team spirit. The Hurricanes defeated B-CU 45-0 in a lightning delayed game. […]

A major feat for B-CU’s Online College

A major feat for B-CU’s Online College

Bethune-Cookman is the first university in the state to receive the certification. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University has received a major accomplishment for its online college. The online college recently was certified as a United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) program. According to the university, B-CU’s Online College is the first program in Florida […]