In Memoriam

Cecilia Jane Myrick (1951-2010)

Cecilia Myrick, university professor and author, died late month in her sleep from a brain aneurysm. She was 59 years old.

Dr. Myrick earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Georgia State University. She had taught at Governor’s State University in Illinois, Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, Fort Valley State University in Georgia, and Morris Brown College in Atlanta, where she was chair of the teacher education program. Dr. Myrick was the author of the multimedia textbook African Legacy.

At the time of her death, Myrick was an independent educational consultant. She also was working on a textbook for a course on African-themed literature.