Milestones



1960



 

 

 

Institute of General Studies is founded. Named the School of Continuing Education in 1973, the program was renamed the Hamilton Holt School in 1987.

 
The Recreation Hall, Rollins College

The Recreation Hall once sat where the pool is now located.

 

 

 

Rollins College holds “The Arts & Sciences: Language for Tomorrow” conference.

 

 

 

 

Recreation Hall is struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

 


1965



 Summer

 

 

The building that is now called the Fred Stone Theater was moved from the other side of Fairbanks to campus.

 

Pflug House, Rollins College
Pflug House, built in 1916

 September

 

 

Groundbreaking occurs for the Roy E. Crummer building.

 

 

 

Samuel B. Lawrence Center is built (now houses the Center for Lifelong Education and the Upward Bound Program).

 

 

 

Rollins purchases Pflug House.



1970



 

 

 

Non Compis Mentis (NCM) Sorority is founded at Rollins.

 

Lewanzer Lassiter, Rollins College
Lewanzer Lassiter, along with Bernard Myers and William Johnson, was one of the first African-American students to graduate from Rollins.

 

 

 

Women’s volleyball is started.

 

 

 

Softball is started.

 

 

 

Environmental studies major is created (during the academic year 1970-1971).

 

 

 

The bookstore is moved to the bottom of Rose Skillman Hall.

 

 

 

Ward Hall is completed.

 

 

 

The first African-American students graduate from Rollins.

 

 

 

The Pelican beach house is sold.



1975



 

 

 

U.T. Bradley Boathouse is built.

U. T. Bradley Boat House, Rollins College
U.T. Bradley Boat House

 

 

 

Pinehurst Organization is founded.

 

 

 

Rollins and five other schools create the Sunshine State Conference.



1980



 

 

 

Rollins adopts an Upward Bound program.

 

ROC, Rollins College
Members of ROC pose for a group photo.

 

 

 

Rollins purchases Stewart House, which currently houses the Bach Festival Society.

 

 

 

Rollins Outdoor Club (ROC) is founded.

 

 

 

Phi Eta Sigma is founded at Rollins.

 

 

 

Environmental studies department is created.





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