- 1 Bethune-Cookman University
- 1.1 Overview
- 1.1.1 Promoting student innovation and entrepreneurship
- 1.1.2 Actively supporting the university technology transfer (Not yet active)
- 1.1.3 Encouraging faculty innovation and entrepreneurship
- 1.1.4 Facilitating University-Industry Collaboration
- 1.1.5 Engaging with regional and local economic development efforts
- 1.1 Overview
- 2 Bethune-Cookman University Innovation Fellows Faculty Leadership
Bethune-Cookman University seeks to define a new standard for academic excellence as a way to become the best small college in the southern region. To educate and empower people to seek their own solutions; to advocate for opportunies for all citizens to improve their quality of life; and to inculcate an international perspective that would facilitate a keen appreciation of the new global realities. founded the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School in 1904. The school underwent several stages of growth and development through the years and in 1923, it merged with the Cookman Institute of Jacksonville, Florida and became a co-ed high school. A year later in 1924, it became affiliated with the Methodist Church. By 1931, the school had become a junior college. The school became a four-year college in 1941 when the Florida Board of Education approved a 4-year baccalaureate program in Liberal Arts and Teacher Education. The name was changed to Bethune-Cookman College. On February 14, 2007, the Board of Trustees approved the name Bethune-Cookman University after the institution established its first graduate program
Promoting student innovation and entrepreneurship
Actively supporting the university technology transfer (Not yet active)
Electronic Media Development Lab -The Electronic Media Development Lab will begin as an android development lab where students can engage in project where products are being developed for patent and to market. The candidates hope to secure a computer laboratory where those interested in tech may again hands on learning about software product life-cycles and write 100,000s of lines of code before they graduate and enter the workforce.
Encouraging faculty innovation and entrepreneurship
Facilitating University-Industry Collaboration
Engaging with regional and local economic development efforts
Center for Success in Entrepreneurship & Economic Development SEED (College Of Entrepreneurship and Business/SBA) - 6 week course available to any students that covers Starting A New Business, Business & Financial Bacis Part 1 & 2, Marketing Strategies,Small Business Certifications, and "Create a Plan for Business".
Bethune-Cookman University Innovation Fellows Faculty Leadership
Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D (B-CU UIF Administrive Supporter) is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU). As Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Abdullah oversees all Prior to his appointment, Dr. Abdullah enjoyed a distinguished 15-year tenure at Florida A&M University where he served as the Dean and Director of 1890 Land Grant Programs in the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture. Under his leadership, the college increased its overall enrollment by 20%, increased external research dollars to fund research and academic programs by 10% to $9.5 million, and during his tenure as the Associate Vice President for Research, research expenditures at FAMU exceeded $50 million dollars.
Ida Wright, MBA (B-CU UIF Sponsor) is the Acting Dean of Bethune-Cookman College of Entrepreneurship and Business, Vice Chairman of the Volusia County School Board has served on the PTSA and the School Advisory Committee at Champion Elementary and David C. Hinson Middle, and is the co-owner of AM Wright Construction. Mrs. Wright graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Stetson University. The College of Entrepreneurship & Business recognizes that leadership is more than a position. It is an action. Mastery of the major tenets of business is accomplished through innovative and cutting edge technologies and systems. Students are trained in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems Management, Management, Marketing, International Business, and Hospitality Management. Activities are designed to help students become critical and analytical thinkers, and effective communicators who exemplify the highest levels of ethical and moral behavior.
Marcus Alexander, Ph.D. (B-CU UIF Advisor) is an Associate Professor at Bethune-Cookman University instructing in Business Administration and Information Systems Management. He has a doctorate in Human-Computer Interaction (Human Factors focus) concurrently with an MBA (dual Marketing & MIS foci); Specialties: Human Factors, Usability Testing, Prototyping, User-Interface Evaluation, CRM; RFM, Conjoint, Data and Market Analyses, Market Research.
Bivek Adhikari (B-CU UIF Co-Advisor) is IT Project Manager at SEED and Fiscal Affairs and Manages University-wide ERP implementation project for the office of Fiscal Affairs. He is leading the ground work and business development activities to kick-start new business ventures as a part of the $750,000 Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Grant Adhikair has led 2 remodeling projects producing 68% increment in efficiencies and is a part of a select team to remodel Business School and work on $750,000 Grant at Bethune-Cookman University. In 2014 he co-authored “PROMOTING INNOVATION AND HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: AN EXPLORATORY RESEARCH”, A study that explores the current state of innovation and high-tech entrepreneurial initiatives in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ===
University Innovaiton Fellows