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Proclamation In Honor of The GREAT President Trudie Kibbe Reed

September 5, 2008

Proclamation In Honor of

The GREAT President Trudie Kibbe Reed

By the Executive Cabinet, Administrative Council, and Academic Deans

of the GREAT Bethune-Cookman University


WHEREAS the Executive Cabinet, Administrative Council, Academic Deans, and the GREAT Bethune-Cookman University Family honor and cherish their GREAT President, Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, upon the commemoration of her birthday, September 7, 2008.

WHEREAS the University has found a lifelong friend and leading light in President Trudie Kibbe Reed, who is a treasured gift for Bethune-Cookman University, and commends her for her exemplary direction and visionary leadership.

WHEREAS the love and dedication shown by President Trudie Kibbe Reed epitomizes the essence of unity and transformation and brightens the lives of faculty, staff, students and all others with whom she has come in contact with.

WHEREAS the presidency of Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed continues Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune"™s legacy of faith, scholarship, and service and graces not only the Bethune-Cookman University campus, but also the Daytona Beach community, the State of Florida, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and world at large.

BE IT RESOLVED that in acknowledgement of President Trudie Kibbe Reed"™s birthday, Bethune-Cookman University declares September 7, 2008, as The GREAT President Trudie Kibbe Reed Day.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Bethune-Cookman University will preserve a copy of this PROCLAMATION for posterity, making it a part of its permanent records.

IN WITNESS OF WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hands this 5th Day of September, in the year of our Lord, 2008.

Office of Institutional Advancement

Liz Poston

postonl@cookman.edu
PH: 386-481-2950

About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers more than 40 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.