B-CU mourns the passing of Dr. Dorothy Height
President Reed and the entire B-CU family mourns the loss of the honorable Dorothy Height, one of our nation’s outstanding civil rights leaders and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women. Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of both B-CU and the National Council of Negro Women, hand-picked Dr. Height to carry on the work of that organization.
We were privileged to have welcomed Dr. Height to campus in 2004 to participate in the unveiling of the bronze statue of Dr. Bethune during our Centennial celebration.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and all those whose lives she touched.
The photos below are from the Inauguration Ceremony of Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed and the unveiling of the statue of Dr. Bethune:
About Bethune-Cookman University
Founded in 1904 by 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 baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. 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 3,400.