Bethune Cookman College's keynote speaker for it's Commencement Ceremony this year was Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Many students turned their backs on her during her speech and booed her as well.
University president Edison Jackson reprimanded the students for their behavior and also stressed that, “Bethune-Cookman University can’t do it alone. We need everyone to be a part of this continuation of our institution.”
DeVos was an unpopular choice for Education Secretary because many people say that she is a millionaire elitist with no classroom experience. Despite the hate directed at her by the crowd, DeVos promised to divert federal money to historically black colleges.