The Patricks are devoted to each other and to Rollins. Bill teaches at the Hamilton Holt School; Jenifer's calligraphy talents are sought by the College when diplomas need "fixing;" Sara works for the Office of Alumni Relations; Annie is a rising junior art major at Rollins; and William, a freshman at Winter Park High School, has four years to think about his place in the Rollins family legacy. Click here to learn more about the Patricks.
Running down a list of Bill and Travis Ray’s interests is like reading a course catalog for Rollins: everything from environmentalism to improvisational theater, with survival skills and psychology thrown in for good measure. Together they embody the liberal arts ideal, although they’re probably having too much fun to notice.
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I’m excited about the opportunity to lead the Rollins Alumni Association for the coming academic year. The Alumni Association has many outstanding board members and aggressive goals to continue connecting alumni to their alma mater.
One of the cornerstones of our strategic plan we launched three years ago was to establish Alumni Regional Clubs. Since then, we have launched 11 clubs and have held events held in Atlanta, Boston, Central Florida, D.C., Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Greater Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Tampa Bay. Plans are underway to launch clubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, and South Florida.
Once all 16 chapters are launched, the Alumni Association will have contact with approximately 80 percent of our national alumni. So, a good question is,
“What are the Regional Alumni Clubs trying to accomplish?”
Rollins has many able and willing staff members in admission, career services, and alumni relations, and I encourage each of you to reach out to them, interact with your local club, and participate in alumni activities.
I hope to see many of you back on campus at the annual Reunion & Alumni Weekend on March 22–24, 2013. My wife, Donna, will be joining me for the festivities as we celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.
I am a big believer in giving back and my Rollins experience gave me the foundation for my professional life. The Rollins experience is so special and unique and I hope all students get out of it what I did.