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Wildcat Roundup: Orange County Florida Alumni Provide Student Scholarships 


There was a bit of Christmas in July for a group of Orange County, Florida, students who will attend Bethune-Cookman University this fall.

The Orange County Alumni Chapter of B-CU awarded $7,000 in scholarships to incoming and returning students. Brianna Butler, Brianna Green, Clyde Griffin, Nia Jones, Claire Pate, Aaron Thompson and Jordin Thompson each received a $1,000 scholarship.

“Service is the price we pay for the space we occupy here on Earth and the Orange County Alumni Chapter is committed and dedicated to serving students from the Orange County area," said alumna Felicia Boyd. "The Wildcat Roundup is an annual event and this year marked the largest of its kind with 24 eager, enthusiastic and intelligent students in attendance, all excited about B-CU."

Present were alumni, parents and other well wishers. Altogether, 60 supporters joined the joyous occasion at the Olive Garden in West Orlando on July 21, 2018, to wish the students well on their Wildcats way. 

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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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