Honor your student’s achievements, commemorate their time on the Rollins campus, and celebrate the lifelong alumni connections that lie ahead with a brick on Rollins' Walk of Fame. As a special graduation gift, your student can have an engraved brick placed on this historical campus landmark among the many alumni and notables that have come before them. Bricks may also be laid in your honor, to remember a loved one, or to pay tribute to a dear friend or classmate.
For a minimum contribution of $250 or more to the Rollins College Alumni Association, you will receive one 4” x 8” brick with a personalized inscription of your choice. Each brick can accommodate two lines of engraving with up to 13 characters on each line, including spaces. You will also receive a special card that shares the history of the Walk of Fame.
The Walk of Fame was dedicated on October 19, 1929, under the leadership of Rollins College President Hamilton Holt. The “Ancestral Walk” that Holt created at his family home in Connecticut inspired the creation of this unique Rollins landmark. Together with his wife, Holt presented the first twenty-two stones to Rollins which he had gathered from historic places representing such notables as George Washington, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Walk of Fame quickly became a great source of campus pride, and by 1931, there were more than two hundred stones representing celebrated artists, authors and others whose lives are etched in history.
In the decades following Holt’s retirement, the Walk of Fame has grown to include a piece of the Berlin Wall, a stone commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and stones laid by alumnus Fred “Mister” Rogers '51, and honorary alumna Maya Angelou '85H, among others. The Walk of Fame remains a source of pride and inspiration for students, alumni and visitors who stroll along its path.