Golfers, TKEs, and KDs were among hundreds of alumni who returned to their alma mater to celebrate anniversaries, milestones, and everything Rollins. There was laughter and tears, shared memories and embraces, and overwhelming spirit and pride for a college experience that holds a special place in time for so many. View all the photos from Reunion 2009.
Golfers from all eras gathered “On the Green” with men’s golf coach Kyle Frakes ’89HH and Athletic Director Pennie Parker. A special salute was made to the sport and its alumni and coaches during the annual Sports Hall of Fame breakfast. Golfers Dan O’Callaghan ’95 and Cherie Hansen Robinson ’96 were among the five alumni inducted into the College’s Sports Hall of Fame this year.
John Faber ’75, Kathleen Mueller Flanigan ’84, Danielle Lunger ’06, and John Hall ’75 ’75MBA
TKE Turns 50
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Zeta Phi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Rollins, more than 75 TKE alumni from the classes 1960-2008 returned to the campus for Reunion Weekend. Brothers enjoyed an all-TKE weekend of events, including an open house at Pugsley Hall, an alumni vs. actives flag football game on Mills Lawn, a chapter meeting, and evening events around town.
Nate Selzer ’06, Keith McLaughlin ’04HH, John Lane ’04, and Eric Allen ’06
Green and White Reunite
Sisters of Kappa Delta reunited in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Zeta Xi chapter at Rollins. “Bigs” and “Littles” from near and far reconnected during their all-alumnae gathering and reminisced about their days of olive green and pearl white. A highlight of the weekend was an open house hosted by KD actives in their Fox Hall home.
1999-2008 KD Alumni
President Lewis Duncan (far l) and Director of Athletics PennieParker (far r) were on hand as former Tars (l-r) Elizabeth Bartels Thorne ’98 (softball), Rhoni Barton Bischoff ’98 (water ski), Monica Bonilla Magana ’99 (women’s tennis), Dan O’Callaghan ’95 (men’s golf), and Cherie Hansen Robinson ’96 (women’s golf) received Rollins’ highest athletic honor: induction into the Rollins College Sports Hall of Fame. The five 2009 inductees joined 172 other sports standouts who have a permanent place in Tars history as members of the Hall of Fame. Hall of Famer and tennis great Nancy Corse Reed ’55 (see memorial tribute) was honored with a display of her many accomplishments that will permanently adorn the Alfond Sports Center’s Tar Hall of Fame Room.
Members of the Class of 1959 revisited Rollins for a memorable celebration of their 50th class anniversary. World-renowned organist Janice Milburn Beck ’59 delighted her classmates with an evening recital at Knowles Memorial Chapel. Fond memories were shared during an impromptu conversation facilitated by President Lewis Duncan at the class’s formal Golden Celebration dinner. Rev. Dr. Anne Wilkinson Benedict Bloch ’59 delivered the sermon at the weekend’s closing Alumni Chapel Service.
The Class of 1959
Sprucing Up Rollins
In honor of his 10th Reunion, Andy Adler '99 chose to give back to his alma mater by volunteering as a Reunion Class Agent and by making a gift to enhance the campus landscape. “From the day I stepped foot on the Rollins campus as a high school senior, I have been taken by the unique beauty of the Rollins campus, and I want to help preserve that beauty for future generations.”
Andy Adler '99 and wife Nancy Margaret
More than 250 alumni, joined by Rollins’ very own Tommy Tar, crowded the shore of Lake Virginia near the Alfond Boathouse at the 14th annual Grove Party. Event hosts Bill Bieberbach ’70 ’71MBA and Tom duPont ’70 sent everyone home with a souvenir koozie to commemorate the popular event.
Sigma Nu: Trustee Ron Gelbman ’69 ’70MBA, Chuck Bauernschmidt ’69, Wiley Buchanan ’69 ’71MBA, and Stu Harrison ’69