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CU Foundation establishes endowed English scholarship

The Cameron University Foundation has established an endowed scholarship for the late Patrick Copeland, a Cameron alumnus and staff member.

The Patrick Copeland Memorial Endowed Scholarship in English and Foreign Languages, created by Copeland's family and friends, will benefit full-time students who are pursuing degrees in the English and foreign languages discipline, with preference given to students who have declared a major in international languages.

"As a family, we could not think of a better way to honor Patrick," said Candi Bridges, his sister. "Cameron University's former slogan, 'My University,' defined Patrick as a whole. His heart was left on that campus when he left this earth. He loved his students and co-workers, and his passion for foreign languages was immeasurable. This endowment ensures that his love for learning and teaching will never die, and he will continue to help students even after his death."

Copeland, who died in January, was a native of Waurika. He earned an associate in science in interdisciplinary studies in 2008; a bachelor of arts in international languages with a minor in Spanish in 2009, graduating cum laude; and a master of science in behavioral science with a concentration in psychology in 2012. Copeland was inducted into Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society,

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