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More than 1,100 new students at B-CU

More than 1,100 new students at B-CU

School term includes new master’s degrees, renovations of dorms and dining hall FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University’s fresh crop of new students arrived Aug. 15 and school officials expect more than 1,100 freshmen and transfer students. More than 3,500 students are enrolled at the university for fall classes. B-CU also has raised admission requirements such […]

Lucas signs charitable trust with B-CU; starts with $100,000 gift

Lucas signs charitable trust with B-CU; starts with $100,000 gift

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Daytona resident and retired educator Harold V. Lucas Jr. signed a charitable trust with Bethune-Cookman University on Tuesday. Lucas initiated the trust with a $100,000 gift to the institution. Lucas has a 75-year history with Bethune-Cookman, beginning as a child whose father worked closely with institution founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. […]

University opens campus in Deltona

University opens campus in Deltona

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is extending its reach in Florida with the opening of its Deltona Campus on Monday. A crowd milled around new classrooms and administrative offices at 1555 Saxon Blvd., a renovated medical complex that houses the new campus. A performance by the Wildcats Marching Band followed a ribbon cutting at […]

Three B-CU players on FCS All-America team

Three B-CU players on FCS All-America team

Defensive standouts Addison, Fields and Richardson selected SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman football players Nick Addison, Jarkevis Fields and LeBrandon Richardson have been named to the USA College Football Preseason All-America Team for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). All three Wildcats were selected to the second team on defense. Addison, a 6-2, 180-pound junior from […]

Ready to shake those maroon and gold pom-poms

Ready to shake those maroon and gold pom-poms

B-CU names 30 cheerleaders and alternates for 2013-2014 SPECIAL TO THE TIMES After completing a grueling summer camp and a round of open tryouts under Bethune-Cookman’s new coaching staff, the 2013-14 B-CU cheerleading roster is in the books. Cheerleading coaches Becky Woodson and John Woodson, Jr. recently announced the 30-member roster and team alternates. “We […]

B-CU engaging fans, preparing for Sept. 1 game

B-CU engaging fans, preparing for Sept. 1 game

Athletics department beefs up social media during summer campaign FROM STAFF REPORTS Throughout the summer, B-CU has held a social media campaign with Wildcats fan having the opportunity to win tickets, prizes, see pictures and get more information on the 2013 football season. Bethune-Cookman’s season opener is Sept. 1 at Tennessee State in Nashville. Fans […]

B-CU brings on new assistant volleyball coach

B-CU brings on new assistant volleyball coach

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University Head Volleyball Coach Isaac Raphael announced this week that Brittany Williams has joined the Lady Wildcat program as an assistant coach. Williams comes to B-CU after two seasons at South Carolina State and replaces Kisya Killingsworth, who has been named the head coach at Delaware State. “We welcome Brittany […]

Jackson hires new provost for B-CU; Powell becomes dean

Jackson hires new provost for B-CU; Powell becomes dean

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Makola M. Abdullah as B-CU’s provost. Abdullah replaced Dr. Hiram J. Powell, who is now B-CU’s Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. “As we continue to develop new graduate programs and expand into new markets, many […]

Reunion in the works for 1983 Bethune-Cookman class

Reunion in the works for 1983 Bethune-Cookman class

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It’s been 30 years since more than 200 students graduated from then Bethune-Cookman College. Classmate Michael Matlock is searching for his fellow grads with hopes of a big reunion during Bethune-Cookman University’s Homecoming this year. “We’re searching in Florida for the alumni of the Bethune-Cookman College class of 1983,” said […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

No NCAA action for baseball team Savannah State wins MEAC showdown and automatic bid to tournament BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It comes as no surprise that Bethune-Cookman won’t play in the NCAA regional baseball tournament. B-CU didn’t receive an at-large bid during the selection show on Monday. The Wildcats knew they had a slim […]