Ceremony to honor Charles C. Kidd


The late co-founder of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Charles C. Kidd Sr., will be honored in the Perry-Paige Auditorium on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Following the service, Kidd will be honored in an unveiling ceremony for the Wall of Distinction in the School of the Environment, which will take place on the second floor in the Fredrick S. Humphries Research Building.

Kidd served Florida A&M for 19 years, establishing several scholarship funds and creating the Environmental Sciences Institute with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Kidd also served as associate vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the former College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture at FAMU.

He was the president of York College for six years upon leaving FAMU and worked for Medgar Evers College, City University of New York and Bethune-Cookman University before his passing on Dec. 12, 2012.

The family will begin greeting guests at 9:30 a.m.