Young Alumni Keep Friend’s Memory Alive


By Leslie Carney ’03






“Shelby and I contribute to
The Amy Lathrop '00 Memorial Scholarship Fund
as it provides others with the opportunity to experience what Amy loved about Rollins College and life." —Callie Cosentino '01


Amy Lathrop at the beach

Each year, sisters Callie ’01 and Shelby ’02 Cosentino make a leadership gift to support The Amy Lathrop ’00 Memorial Scholarship, an annual scholarship fund established in 2007 in memory of their dear friend Amy Lathrop ’00, who passed away on July 11, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. A fitting tribute to a vibrant young woman who was passionate about the environment, animals, and nature, the scholarship benefits a Rollins student studying environmental studies.

Amy’s friend Andrea Henderson Ehresman ’99 ’02MBA worked with the College’s Development Office to establish the memorial fund. “Amy was a wonderful friend, confidante, leader, and an inspiration to us all,” Andrea said. “I wanted to find a way to ensure that her love and vision of life would continue at Rollins.” Callie remembers Amy for her vibrant personality, warm smile, and passion for the environment and animals. “Shelby and I contribute to the scholarship fund as it provides others with the opportunity to experience what Amy loved about Rollins College and life. It is a way to keep Amy in our hearts and allows us to remember and follow her example of giving to others.”

If you would like to join Callie, Shelby, and Andrea in giving to The Amy Lathrop ’00 Memorial Scholarship Fund this year, please send your donation (indicating “Lathrop” in the check’s memo line) to: Rollins Development Office, 1000 Holt Avenue - 2750, Winter Park, FL 32789.