Message from the Chancellor: Fallen Eagle Myles Gresham

Posted April 26, 2024, 3:15PM

Dear NCCU Family:

It is with deep sadness that I inform the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) community of the passing of Mr. Myles Gresham, a senior business administration major, on Thursday, April 25, 2024. He was discovered suffering from a gunshot wound on Rose Garden Lane in Durham and the incident is currently being investigated by the Durham Police Department.

Myles, originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was a dedicated student with entrepreneurial aspirations. He diligently selected his courses each semester, aiming for a path toward future success. Actively involved in campus life, Myles served as treasurer of the Metro Eagles Club. His friendly nature and enthusiasm for the Wordle game will always bring forth smiles from those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

During this difficult time, students are encouraged to seek support if needed. Counseling appointments can be arranged by calling 919-530-7646 or visiting the Student Health Building, 2nd Floor, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-in hours are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., although there may be a wait time during these hours. Additionally, crisis management services are offered after 5 p.m. through the same contact number. Faculty and staff may utilize the ComPsych guidance resources on the university’s HR page. 

Further details regarding Myles’ funeral service will be shared as soon as they are available.

Please keep his family, friends, professors and classmates in your thoughts and prayers.

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