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Roland Martin headlines B-CU NAA Convention

Roland Martin

Roland Martin headlines B-CU NAA Convention

By Johnny McCray

The Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) National Alumni Association will host its 45th annual meeting, June 19 – 23, 2013 at the Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel.  The convention is being hosted by the Hillsborough Alumni Chapter. The agenda will include a Presidential Luncheon, the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Recognition Luncheon, the Miss B-CU Alumni Coronation and a Wildcat’s Bar B Que and outing.

There will be seminars, workshops, receptions and a spectacular showing of alumni pride, success and accomplishments. Alumni giving, networking and student recruitment strategies will be included.

The highlight of the convention will be a forum and inter-active session conducted by Roland Martin, senior analyst, syndicated columnist, host and managing editor for TV One and a former CNN contributor. Martin will address the relevance of HBCUs and also the roles B-CU alumni must play to ensure the continued viability of Bethune-Cookman University.  Participants will have the opportunity to share and exchange ideas to facilitate the achievement of the ambitious goals set for B-CU. Participants will leave armed with a plan to make sure the legacy of faith, scholarship and service is secure for generations to come.

The Hillsborough Chapter is rolling out the red carpet and promises to be an excellent host,” said Andra Diggs, Chapter President. Attendees will have many opportunities to reconnect with friends, classmates and B-CU Staff members while enjoying the many fun activities in the Bay area.

There is a sense of urgency brewing on the campus of this highly acclaimed HBCU and the alumni will play an integral role in the future of the association and more importantly, the well being of their precious Alma mater.

Friends, families and supporters of B-C U and the general public are invited to join the Wildcats as they celebrate and make plans for the future. Visit the web site to register for the convention or to purchase tickets for the individual events,

For additional information, please contact: Andra Diggs, Chapter president, (813) 973-0946 or A. Ray Brinson, National Alumni President, (904) 996-7122.


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