Barbara Daniel Cox Alumni Student Scholarship Reception

Barbara Daniel-CoxThe Cheyney University National Alumni Association is pleased to invite you to celebrate our ambitious young scholars and leave a lasting legacy for Cheyney by joining us for the annual Barbara Daniel Cox Alumni Student Scholarship Reception on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

This is an invitational event in memoriam of Barbara Daniel Cox ’66. Proceeds from this event benefit the Cheyney Alumni Scholarship Fund’s $2 Million Campaign.

In order to receive an invitation to this event, please make a donation towards a Named Scholarship.

Cheyney University National Alumni Association
ATTN: BDC Committee
PO Box 288
Westtown, PA 19395-0288

Please make all checks and money orders payable to “Cheyney University National Alumni Association” or “CUNAA.”

Questions? Please email or call the CUNAA National Office at +1 (610) 455-3900 and ask for Co-Chairs Gaynell Turner-Lewis ’73 or Gregory Benjamin ’81.

$250 Named Scholarship

  • $250 Named Scholarship in Your Honor
  • Admission for One (1) to the Alumni Student Reception
  • Name Listed on Alumni website
  • Name Listed in the Alumni Newsletter – The Spirit

$500 Named Scholarship

  • $500 Scholarship Award Named in Your Honor
  • Admission for One (1) to the Alumni Student Reception
  • Name Listed on Alumni website
  • Name Listed in the Alumni Newsletter – The Spirit
  • Individual Photo with Scholar
  • Group Photo with Scholarship Recipients

$1,000 Named Scholarship

  • $1,000 Scholarship Award Named in Your Honor
  • Admission for One (1) to the Alumni Student Reception
  • Name Listed on Alumni website
  • Name Listed in the Alumni Newsletter – The Spirit
  • Individual Photo with Scholar
  • Group Photo with Scholarship Recipients

About Barbara Daniel Cox

Barbara Daniel-CoxCommunity facilitator Barbara Daniel Cox died on Sunday, April 24, 2016. She was age 71.

Daniel Cox was a 1962 graduate of West Philadelphia High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education Social Sciences from Cheyney University and a Master of Education degree from Antioch University.

She was a past president of the National Alumni Association of Cheyney University, former chair of Homecoming and was the chair of the Committee to restore Melrose House. She was the founding president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Forum of Black Public Administrators.

Daniel Cox had an impressive career that included employment as executive director of the Mayor’s Commission for Women; director of Education for the Philadelphia Urban League; director of consultation and education for Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health Center; human relations specialist and teacher for the School District of Philadelphia.

Memberships included, but are not limited to: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society; Board of Directors International Association of African American Music (IAAAM) Foundation; and Proud African American Foundation.

Daniel Cox was the volunteer founder and president of The African Heritage Center, which produced the Nubian Children’s Festival and The African American Cultural Extravaganza.

Daniel Cox worked with many historic and cultural organizations in the City of Philadelphia including providing consultation on strategic planning and organizational development to: Historic Johnson House, Art Sanctuary, Historic Germantown Preserved, The Legacy of Love Foundation, ODUNDE, Inc., Jr. Music Executive, and Point Breeze Performing Arts Center.

Commonly known by her initials, “BDC,” Daniel Cox was a consummate management and communications consultant and event planner with more than 25 years experience of providing services to corporations, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations and politicians locally and throughout the United States.

As an event planner, Daniel Cox produced indoor and outdoor events for groups ranging in size from 50 to 500,000 people, while providing a unique flavor for each client.

She served as a consultant for several years to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, PECO Energy Company, The Philadelphia Housing Authority, and The Philadelphia Tribune.

“Those who called upon her were calling the right person because she knew the community, she knew groups and organizations; she knew how to put on an event. Whether it audiovisual material, seating, ambiance, she had it all and knew how to do it,” said Robert W. Bogle, president, and CEO, The Philadelphia Tribune.

“Barbara Daniel Cox was an integral part and an asset to the Philadelphia Tribune in different ways,” he said. “She was in charge of many major events that The Tribune had. For our 130th anniversary, she did the entire seating chart for 1,400 people. I believe she was the first to be involved with our spelling bee contest, which we continue to have after more than 20 years. This is a significant loss for The Philadelphia Tribune and this community in many ways. We have lost a dedicated person.”

In a consultant capacity, she served as Director of Community Relations for Philadelphia International Records and National Director of the Black Family Reunion Celebration for the National Council of Negro Women.

Daniel Cox’s political activities included event planning for the campaigns of former mayors W. Wilson Goode Sr., Ed Rendell and John Street. Also senate runs for Harris Wofford and Arlen Specter. She was also active in the campaigns of Marian B. Tasco for City Commissioner and John White, Jr. for State Representative.

“Barbara Daniel Cox was a valued advisor and exceptional member of my Administration and trusted friend I am saddened by her sudden death,” wrote Goode on Facebook.

She was a beloved and active member of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter for 27 years, according to Maxine C. Harvey, President, Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

“Utilizing her dynamic communications skills and broad network, she played a key role in helping to shape our public relations efforts over the years and was most recently led our work to identify and secure a property to help us have a lasting presence in the community,” she said. “Barbara was just in attendance at our Prayer Breakfast over the weekend where she, in her usual style, enjoyed fellowship with many sorors and friends of Delta Sigma Theta. Our chapter is heartbroken over this sudden loss. She will be sorely missed.”

Daniel Cox was divorced and is survived by numerous family members.

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association is a 501 (c)(3) organization, deductions to which are tax deductible according to the law. The official registration and financial information of The Cheyney University National Alumni Association may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

ADVISORY NOTICE: Please be advised that there are Cheyney alumni who are promoting events, parties, and activities during Homecoming Weekend who, as a group, are neither affiliated with the Cheyney University National Alumni Association nor Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The activities you see on the CUNAA website, Facebook Page and in the Homecoming Weekend 2017 marketing materials are the only officially approved and sanctioned events acknowledged by the University and the National Alumni Association. Proceeds from CUNAA events benefit the university and students. The events sponsored by the other groups are not a part of the CUNAA Homecoming Weekend agenda, and where the proceeds go are questionable; attend their activities at your own discretion.