Program Success Fall 2017 - Page 21

Youth Theology Institute The Lilly Endowment, through a four-year $600K grant awarded in 2015, provides for a Youth Theology Institute at Bethune-Cookman University. Its centerpiece is called Exploring Gifts and Graces: Summer Adventure in Theology and Leadership and is a nine-day, all expenses paid residential theology and leadership summer experience for high school students. The student counselors attend a semester-long training program in preparation for their summer experience. The training includes helping teens think deeply about their Christian faith and practice, and to find ways to connect their faith with social action, and discerning their individual gifts and purpose. Reverend Dr. Randolph Bracy is the founding dean of the School of Religion which offers bachelor's degrees in Religion and Philosophy and Christian Ministry and trains students to be servant leaders of high moral and ethical character. School of Nursing Bethune-Cookman University School of Nursing was granted continuing accreditation through academic year 2021 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The University's National Council Licensure Examination pass rate for the 2015 - 2016 reporting year was 77.78%. Program Success 21 Fall 2017