VISION Students support Local Awareness and Community Initiatives

In the spirit of giving support and helping others, our amazing students from the Florida Public Relations Association student chapter at Bethune-Cookman University (VISION) have certainly been doing their part recently!

Several VISION members of walked around the BCU campus promoting breast cancer

BCU student Thanksgiving donation
FPRA student chapter’s vice President Lina Lexine and BCU Interim President Judge Hubert Grimes

awareness in October. Every year, different organizations participate in events that help raise awareness about this malign illness on the campus of Bethune-Cookman.

The organizers of the event included Benjamin Simmons III, Lina Lexine, Asia Crawford, Ashlyn Denson, and Darnez Stovall – and they all wore pink ribbons to identify the cause they were promoting.  They interacted with other peers and informed about their collection of signatures to show support for breast cancer survivors. They collected signatures in support of friends and relatives who have been affected by this illness.

udents joined a campus-wide annual activity to provide Thanksgiving dinners to community members by donating a large box of food items.

Each year, the university holds a basket giving ceremony at the Performing Arts Center auditorium on campus. Student and professional organizations are encouraged to donate a box or basket containing non-perishable items for the less fortunate families during the holiday season.

BCU Basket goods donationThis year the FPRA student chapter’s vice President Lina Lexine presented the basket that the group created for the occasion. Organizations on campus, such as Vision, often participate in the thanksgiving basket donation. This event is to help put a meal on the tables of those who are less fortunate during the holiday season.

Bethune-Cookman University frequently interacts with the community standing on the founder Mary McLeod Bethune’s legacy and last will and testament, where she states, “If I have a legacy to leave my people, it is my philosophy of living and serving.”


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