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Delores Rutledge Love Endowed Scholarship

$ 2,010
Goal: $ 2,500
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Description

Maya Angelou once famously stated that “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This is exactly what comes to mind when Ronnie Nichols ’97 and Rachel Wootten ’98 think of Delores Rutledge Love, a former Dining-Hall employee at Flagler College. “She was a calming presence for students who might be homesick, stressed about an exam, or who just benefited from seeing a smiling face before heading to class,” Ronnie explains. Similarly remembered by alumni, staff, and faculty alike, Ms. Love worked at the College for two decades and was known for her kind heart, the occasional extra scoop of Mac-n-cheese, and her trademark reassurance in times of difficulty: “Honey, it’s going to be okay.” Although she retired in 2015, Ms. Love’s name still prompts warm memories across campus from those who knew her. In recognition of Ms. Love’s caring spirit and decades of service, Ronnie and Rachel recently established the Delores Rutledge Love Endowed Scholarship. This special fund will be directed to first generation or minority students who demonstrate a strong spirit of serving others and who have an interest in pursuing a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Flagler.

Donations are applied to...

Gifts made to the Delores Rutledge Love Endowed Scholarship benefit first generation minority students with a strong spirit for serving others while pursuing a Hospitality and Tourism Management degree at Flagler.

Why are donations necessary?

Ronnie and Rachel hope the Delores Rutledge Love Endowed Scholarship will increase diversity at the College, attract similarly gracious people to the campus, and ultimately enrich Flagler’s culture of respect, good will, and hospitality.

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