Bethune-Cookman University to Honor Distinguished Alumni at Commencement Ceremony - May 9

April 3, 2009 · Print This Article

bethune-cookman1.jpg(Daytona Beach, Fla.) - On Saturday, May 9, 2009, Bethune-Cookman University will welcome two distinguished alumni back to to campus as participants in the University’s 2009 commencement ceremony.  Mr. Ricardo P. Deveaux (’90), senior assistant secretary in the Bahamian Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, and Mr. Lee Rhyant (’72), executive vice president and general manager for the Marietta, Ga., facility of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and a B-CU Trustee, will both receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.  Mr. Deveaux will give the commencement address.
The commencement ceremony will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 9th at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL.“It is my great honor to welcome these two distinguished alumni back to Bethune-Cookman University.  Mr. Deveaux and Mr. Rhyant represent the kind of excellence that we seek to develop in our students – professionalism, leadership and a commitment to serving the community.  In these challenging times, our graduating seniors will benefit greatly from the advice and wisdom Mr. Deveaux will provide in his remarks,” notes B-CU President Trudie Kibbe Reed.


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