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Bridgewater State College receives $2 million gift

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Alumni Patricia and Bruce Bartlett have donated $2 million to Bridgewater State University, one of the largest private gifts ever made to a state university in Massachusetts. The funds have no strings attached and may be used for whatever purpose school officials see fit. The Bartletts’ gift boosts the university’s endowment to approximately $22 million, among the largest of any public institution in the state. “The Bridgewater experience helped me to start several companies, which today employ more than 6,000 people worldwide,” Bartlett said in a press release. “Pat and I would like to thank Bridgewater for helping us to have so many wonderful memories and a chance to participate in the American Dream. We hope that our support of Bridgewater State University will, in some small way, help perpetuate the Bridgewater experience for others.” In announcing the gift to the campus community, Bridgewater president Dana Mohler-Faria said he intended to ask the board of trustees to name the university’s College of Science and Mathematics in their honor. A decision is expected in February.

- Christine Legere

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