FCCD Celebrates Our Talented And Gifted Students At B-CU

BCU students and faculty received medallions and plaques as awards from Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ) for mentorship, volunteering and “being a heartbeat in the community”
Panelists (L to R): KeVante Pryor (Criminal Justice major), Rod Love (Former Orange County Commissioner), Kaitlynn Lee (Psychology major), and Dr. Randy Nelson (B-CU Faculty-retired)
(L to R) B-CU students and faculty pose with Tekoa Pouerie, the National Senior Director at Pace Center for Girls; and FCCD President Alice B. Sims, the Assistant Secretary Office of Prevention and Victim Services.
CJ and Psychology students meet with Dr. Eric Hall, Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

DAYTONA BEACH – We are thrilled to share the amazing experiences of our 14 Psychology and Criminal Justice majors from Bethune-Cookman University who recently attended the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency 93rd Annual Criminal Justice Training Institute (#FCCD) on August 22, 2023.

These exceptional students had the opportunity to engage in multiple sessions covering a wide range of topics such as DJJ administration, the intersection of public health and criminal justice, human trafficking, and the portrayal of crime in the media. Their thirst for knowledge and passion for making a positive impact in our society was truly inspiring!

KeVante Pryor, a senior Criminal Justice major, and Kaitlynn Lee, a senior majoring in Psychology, participated in a thought-provoking panel discussion on developing the next generation of leaders. These students’ insights and contributions were invaluable, showcasing the immense talent within our student body.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate and celebrate the dedication, hard work, and achievements of these outstanding individuals. Check out the captivating pictures and video below to get a glimpse of their enriching experience at the FCCD event.

We couldn’t be prouder of our students’ commitment to learning, their eagerness to explore key issues in the field, and their determination to be the change they wish to see in the justice system.

Join us in applauding these remarkable students and their unwavering pursuit of excellence! Special thanks go to Dr. Kideste Yusef and Dr. Randy Nelson for making this possible and the Center for Law and Social Justice for sponsoring the students and faculty attending this collaborative event between the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Nursing and Health Science at Bethune-Cookman University.