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Bethune-Cookman holds recruiting event at Hillsborough

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BCU Admissions Director Manicia Finch talks to about 700 students about Bethune-Cookman University.

BCU Admissions Director Manicia Finch talks to about 700 students about Bethune-Cookman University.

Bre'Asjia Thornton

Bre'Asjia Thornton

BCU Admissions Director Manicia Finch talks to about 700 students about Bethune-Cookman University.

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Academic Secretary Lindsey Fugate and FCCLA students ushered students in the gym on Friday, April 7, when Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) visited the campus.

There were tables set up for students to hear what opportunities the majors offered for those who planned to go to BCU or who were still exploring their options. Admissions Director Manicia Finch opened the information session talking about the benefits BCU has to offer.

Students got a chance to hear from students in majors including biology, criminal justice, hospitality management, nursing, performing arts, science, engineering and mathematics.

Hillsborough students had mixed reviews of the event. Senior Alyssa Nieves said it was impactful. “It was a great event to see BCU come out to see what you will see on their campus,” she said. “I’m so glad I had an opportunity to see a HBCU (Historically Black College University) it gave me a more understanding, I also took advantage of the free application fee.”

Family and Consumer Science teacher Charlene Dorsey coordinated of the college tour.

“The purpose of the Bethune-Cookman University college tour is to introduce students to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and allow them the opportunities see what all the hype is of going to a school that offers many opportunities just like a PWI (predominantly white institution),” she said. “Bethune-Cookman University came here to bring their college to us instead of going to Daytona Beach they brought all their opportunities they have for students to go to each table find out more about it and also to see what the hype is,” Dorsey said.

A representative from BCU’s athletic department was there talking to students about what they needed to try out for the teams. Miss. BCU was there and talked about running for her title and other things students can apply for during their time at the school. Admissions office were also there and students could apply for free. Multiple BCU students also shared their stories about how BCU gave them a better path to a successful life.

In addition, BCU gave out items such as posters, pom poms, pens, shirts, bags and even breath mints.

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