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Patrick Family Donates $10K to Wilson Rotunda Project at Bethune-Cookman University


Thanks to Beverly and Gordon Patrick who donated $10,000 on Saturday, February 10, 2018, to the Wilson Rotunda Project at Bethune-Cookman University. Funds from the Wilson Rotunda Project support student scholarships. The University is grateful for scholarships which aid students in reducing their student loan debt.

Bethune-Cookman University is a historically black college and university located in Daytona Beach, Florida. Founded in 1904, by renown educator and stateswoman, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, the University’s motto is “Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve.”  

The mission of Bethune-Cookman University is to develop global leaders committed to service, lifelong learning and diversity by providing a faith-based environment of academic excellence and transformative experiences.

In 2018, 46 percent of B-CU’s student body are first-generation college students.

To learn more about Bethune-Cookman University, visit

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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