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B-CU Nat'l Alumni Assoc. Passes Resolution Supporting President Reed

June 29, 2009

B-CU National Alumni Association Passes Resolution Supporting President Reed

At its 41st Annual Convention, the Bethune-Cookman University National Alumni Association passed the following resolution in support of President Trudie Kibbe Reed.

Resolution 41-09-01

Title:         Resolutions for Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, 5th President of Bethune-Cookman University

Submitted By:     41st National Convention Resolution Committee

Whereas, the National Alumni Association of Bethune-Cookman University presents this resolution to show acceptance of, support and confirmation to Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed for educating the head, heart and hand, for loving and protecting our precious jewels and helping them to become productive citizens.

Whereas, we thank you for accepting the torch and the legacy left by our Founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.  We thank you and support you for carrying forward her belief in educating the whole child. We support you!

Whereas, Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, who assumed the presidency of then Bethune-Cookman College on August 16, 2004 after a successful career in higher education as both a college president and a high-ranking administer within The United Methodist Church.

Whereas, Dr. Reed is a student-centered leader, educator, taskmaster, administrator, visionary, leader, public speaker, motivator, and fund-raiser and whereas, Dr. Reed has brought those awesome skills to our alma mater for the betterment of all stakeholders.  We support you!

Whereas, Dr. Reed’s goals for Bethune-Cookman University include enhancing academic excellence, developing the distance programs, and reinvigorating the legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune for the 21st. century. We support you!

Whereas, Dr. Reed has turned the college into a university –known as the “Great” Bethune-Cookman University, while sustaining the legacy of faith, scholarship and service and is committed to academic excellence and civic  engagement.

Whereas, Dr. Reed stands at the helm of a faculty development program, Robotics Systems Research, hospitality management program, increased endowment, record breaking enrollment, increased alumni giving, construction of the Center for Engagement, construction of the L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing, our alumni house, and two new scholarship houses , and superb athletics and other activities, and  over all academic programs, second to none.  We support you!

Be it resolved that we know you inspire our children to use their unique talents and gifts to serve the community through service, and to embrace faith while creating an effective learning environment. We support you!

Be it resolved, that we’ve got your back! Be it finally resolved, that Founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune would advocate on your behalf and would say “thank you” for loving her and taking care of her children.

Be it finally resolved, that we thank you for your integrity, high standards and expectations.  

Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed……Stay Healthy and Stay Strong! We, the National Alumni Association support you!

Office of Institutional Advancement

Liz Poston

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 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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