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Happy Birthday Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune!

drmmbToday marks the birthdate of a monumental woman, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University, and one of the nation's most influential leaders of all time. 

With a determination and desire to educate and build a legacy of past, present, and future transformative leaders, Mary McLeod Bethune’s teachings still remain true. 

Alumni, friends and supporters, and those that admire Dr. Bethune’s story, we implore your financial support of Bethune-Cookman University by leaving your love to B-CU!

Text the word LOVEBCU to 41444 and make a one-time or recurring donation of $25, $50, $100, or $250 today! Click here to learn more.

"We must remake the world. The task is nothing less than that. To be part of this great uniting force of our age is the crowning experience of our life." 

-Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

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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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