Former NBDA President Passed Away at Age 56

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Dr. Reginald Redding
April 17, 1957 – May 4, 2013

The Memorial Services for Reggie Redding will be held in Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time: 10am to 1pm

Bridgeway Community Church
9189 Red Branch Road
Columbia, Maryland.

New Jersey
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Time: 2pm to 5pm

Marie Katzenbach NJ School for the Deaf
Jochem Center
320 Sullivan Way
West Trenton, New Jersey

North Carolina
Saturday June 8th, 2013
Time: 5pm to 7pm

Forest Hills Baptist Church
Deaf Ministry Center
1407 Forest Hills Road NW
Wilson, North Carolina

May 9, 2013

NBDA is sad to confirm the death of Dr. Reginald Redding who passed away on May 4, 2013. He was one of the first Black Deaf persons to earn a doctoral degree from Gallaudet University in 1995, and served as the president of National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc. from 2002 to 2005. During his tenure as the president, he created the Collegiate Black Deaf Student Leadership Institute (CBDSLI) and was one of the leaders instrumental in establishing the Dr. Andrew J. Foster bust commissioned by NBDA and presented to Gallaudet University in 2004.

Dr. Redding was a leader in the field of Deaf Education, where he was not only the Dean of the College for Continuing Education's Nippon World Deaf Leadership program at Gallaudet University, but also served leadership positions at Lexington School for the Deaf, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rhode Island School for the Deaf, and Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. In 2009, Dr. Redding was recognized for his service to black deaf communities across the country when he received the Andrew Foster Humanitarian Award from NBDA.  

Dr. Redding is survived by a son, Reginald Lee Redding, Jr. and a host of relatives and family members. NBDA sends its regrets to all those affected by the life and death of Dr. Redding.

-NBDA Board of Directors

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