The culmination of Rollins’ 125th Anniversary celebrations, Founders’ Day, November 4, 2010, launched the first of four days of events featuring faculty and student scholarship, notable alumni, family activities, civic engagement and reflection on Rollins’ shared heritage with the Congregational Church and the City of Winter Park. Click here to read more.
For Cecil Mack III (Class of 2008 ’11MA), creating a photo mosaic for Rollins was a combination of passion, preparation and opportunity.Click here to read more.
To help celebrate Rollins’ 125th Anniversary, the College joined forces with social media entrepreneur Jason Sadler of I Wear Your Shirt.com, who helped promote the anniversary and encourage online involvement from current Rollins community members and alumni. See Sadler interview alumnus Frank Greene '87 '93MBA by clicking here.
As part of Rollins’ 125th Anniversary celebration on November 4, every baby born at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, a Florida Hospital, on the College’s anniversary date received an official Rollins College “onesie,” complete with a commemorative 125th Rollins anniversary certificate. In addition, each baby was given 125 diapers to help celebrate this milestone in Rollins’ history. Click here to read more.
On Sunday, November 7, Rollins College and the First Congregational Church of Winter Park jointly conducted a service in Knowles Memorial Chapel featuring a sermon by President Emeritus Thaddeus Seymour and special remarks by President Emerita Rita Bornstein and President Lewis Duncan. Click here to read more.
Following the Founders’ Day service on November 7 at the Knowles Memorial Chapel—a service jointly conducted by the First Congregational Church of Winter Park and Rollins College, a special tree planting took place on the Rollins campus just outside Mills Memorial Hall. Click here to read more.
After a symbolic academic procession that begun at Winter Park’s City Hall and concluded at Alfond Sports Center, the Rollins community filed into Warden Arena to attend the first of many events planned to celebrate the College’s 125th birthday. Click here to read more.
On the evening of Friday, November 5, the Alfond Sport Center shut down its usual operations to host the second annual Rally Rollins. This modern-age pep rally was such a hit last year that the College decided to bring it back bigger and better for the 125th Anniversary. Click here to read more.
On Thursday, November 4, Interim Provost Laurie Joyner introduced four very distinguished alumni for a panel on social advocacy. These alumni were not famous for fame or fortune, but rather, for something that Rollins holds to a higher value – advocacy, innovation, and service. Click here to read more.
On Thursday, November 4, five alumni were featured in the “Distinguished Alumni Government Service Panel” as a part of the 125th Anniversary celebration. Click here to read more.
On November 4, Rollins hosted the “Distinguished Alumni: Business and Entrepreneurship” panel which gave three Rollins alumni the chance to share their insights. Click here to read more.
One of the most prominent fields of study at Rollins College is the arts, including music, dance, art, art history and theater. On the afternoon of the College's 125th Anniversary celebration, community members gathered in Tiedtke Hall to hear a discussion about current media and the arts, and also where a degree in the arts can take students in today's society. Click here to read more.
As the sun went down on Saturday, November 6, the Rollins community brought the College's 125th Anniversary celebration to a close with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and Rollins College Concert Choir's collaborative concert event, Music Under the Stars. Click here to read more.
During the hustle of the many events associated with the 125th Anniversary, a small group took time to slow down and reflect on the humble beginnings of the College’s library. Click here to read more.
Rollins faculty, staff, students and parents gathered on Mills Lawn on a sunny Saturday, November 5 to enjoy a picnic sponsored by Sodexo and to appreciate the beautiful Rollins campus during its 125th year. Click here to read more.
On Friday, November 5, an “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social” was held on Mills Lawn. Click here to read more.
Two proclamations named November 4 as “Rollins College Day” in the cities of Orlando and Winter Park. Mayor of Orlando Buddy Dyer and Mayor of Winter Park Ken Bradley both recognized Rollins for its significant contributions to the economic, social and cultural vitality of the greater Central Florida community. Click here to read more.
“We are living in a science fiction nightmare,” environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. declared to the amassed Rollins Community. On Thursday, November 4, in celebration of Rollins’ 125th Anniversary, the Winter Park Institute presented a captivating event featuring its Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., whose lecture was titled Green Gold Rush: A Vision for Energy Independence, Jobs, and National Wealth. Click here to read more.
Friday, November 5, Rollins faculty, staff, students and visiting parents gathered on the Mary Jean Mitchell Green Plaza to recognize members of the Rice Family for their generous gift of the Rice Family Bookstore and Dianne’s Café. Click here to read more.
On November 4, 2010, members of the Rollins community kicked off the 125th Anniversary celebrations with a procession from City Hall along Park Avenue to the Alfond Sports Center on campus.
Rollins celebrated 125 Years and the launch of the Rollins Club of Central Florida, Saturday, November 6, 2010. Alumni gathered on Mary Jean Plaza for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Rollins grads reconnected with old friends, met area alumni, and heard about all of the exciting activities planned for the coming year.