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One more treat before school resumes

One more treat before school resumes

Festival offers day of fun for students, parents Bethune-Cookman students help to give treats to students and parents gathered Saturday, Aug. 15, at Daisy Stocking Park for the Community Unity Festival sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach and others. It was the city’s last big summer event for students before school resumes. The first […]

Wildcats face Miami next month in televised game

Wildcats face Miami next month in televised game

Bethune-Cookman University football games will be televised nationally at least four times during the 2015 regular season. Having won at least a share of the last three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titles, Bethune-Cookman will open the 2015 slate with an ESPN3 contest at FBS opponent University of Miami (Sept. 5) at Sun Life Stadium in […]

Football team ranked third in preseason poll

Football team ranked third in preseason poll

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are ranked third in the BoxToRow preseason poll. The ranking was announced on Aug. 7 from the BoxToRow home office in Raleigh, N.C. Bethune-Cookman went 9-3 a season ago, finishing third in the final BoxToRow poll behind Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champ Alcorn State (10-3) and co-MEAC champion North Carolina A&T (-3). […]

A history lesson on B-CU’s founder

A history lesson on B-CU’s founder

B-CU expands degree offerings

B-CU expands degree offerings

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) continues its quest to advance as not just a formidable HBCU but a top-ranked small university in America. In addition to naming Joe Petrock its chairman of the board of trustees this month, the university recently expanded its degree offerings with seven new academic programs, six of which […]

‘Intertwined By Her Legacy’

‘Intertwined By Her Legacy’

B-CU celebrates 140th birthday of founder Bethune-Cookman University honored the legacy and life of its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, on July 9 with a program at the Gertrude Heyn Chapel. The service was followed by the laying of a wreach at the Bethune Foundation Home. The theme of the birthday observance was “Intertwined By […]

Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Joe Petrock, new board of trustees chairman, gives an exclusive interview to the Daytona Times on his vision for the university. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Joe Petrock, a community pillar and philanthropist, officially took the helm on July 1 as chairman of Bethune-Cookman University’s board of trustees. The longtime local leader has served […]

B-CU students present food tester during White House event

B-CU students present food tester during White House event

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University students recently returned from the nation’s capitol after being invited to participate in President Obama’s National Week of Making event June 12-18 at the White House. B-CU students were invited to this event after impressing the panel of observers at this year’s HBCU Making for Change Showcase. Students, […]

Retired B-CU vice president Dr. Shirley Lee dies at 96

Retired B-CU vice president Dr. Shirley Lee dies at 96

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Shirley B. Lee, retired executive vice president of Bethune-Cookman University, died June 21 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach. She was 96. She was a community pillar and accomplished academic who dedicated herself to Bethune-Cookman in 1945 as a faculty member and held numerous positions at the […]

‘Mama’s Girls’ to grace the B-CU stage

‘Mama’s Girls’ to grace the B-CU stage

“Mama’s Girls,’’ a play co-produced by AARP, will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at the Performing Arts Center at Bethune-Cookman University, 698 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Gdavis Productions and the Petrock College of Health Sciences’ Department of Aging Studies in association with the Mike CURB Institute are bringing the award-winning stage […]