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Local Congressman Invites President Reed to Attend Obama Inauguration

Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed has been formally invited by Congressman John L. Mica (FL-7) to attend the Presidential Inaugural for our 44th president, Barack Obama, on Tuesday, January 20 in Washington, DC.
As a personal guest of Congressman Mica, Dr. Reed will attend both the swearing-in ceremony and one of the official Presidential Inaugural balls.
“It is an honor and a blessing to have the privilege of attending one of the most historic events in our nation’s history,” Reed stated. “It was an incredibly thoughtful gesture on the part of Congressman Mica who has been a terrific champion of Bethune-Cookman University in the United States Congress. “
Congressman Mica received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from then-Bethune-Cookman College in 2006.

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Liz Poston
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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 38 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 nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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