Brooklyn T. McMillon, who served as registrar, university archivist, professor, and chair of the health education department at North Carolina Central University, died on January 10. He was 97 years old.
McMillon enrolled at what was then called the North Carolina College for Negroes in 1938. After serving his country as a captain in the Army during World War II, he returned to what is now North Carolina Central University and earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1946. After earning a master’s degree in health education in 1947, he was hired to the faculty as an instructor in health education. He retired from teaching in 1982 after 35 years of service to the university but continued on for 30 years in a volunteer role as university archivist. He remained active in this role until shortly before his death.
McMillon was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university in 1990.