Worth Mentioning







Goldwater scholar Justin Wright

Stellar scholar—Justin Wright ’11, a Rollins College junior double majoring in chemistry and biochemistry, has been named as a 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. Wright is one of 278 Goldwater Scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,111 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities across the U.S. More...

Good business sense—In this year’s Chicago Mercantile Exchange Commodities Trading Challenge Competition, a Rollins undergraduate team placed ninth out of the 113 teams from top colleges and universities around the globe. The Rollins team achieved a two-week 47.5 percent return on their investment during the first round of the challenge. More...

Key initiative
—The Crummer Graduate School of Business recently launched the Key Executive MBA (KEMBA) program, an advanced management program designed for senior executives and business leaders. The program is modeled on key elements of the most progressive executive MBA programs in the country and is structured to provide an MBA degree through an innovative approach focused on strategic leadership.

Lifelong learning—Rollins College recently launched a lifelong-learning program with The Mayflower Retirement Community. Spearheaded by Mayflower marketing director Jana Slavens Ricci ’80, the new on-campus enrichment series will feature small classes and hands-on learning experiences for residents of the retirement community. More...

Value addedThe Princeton Review, one of America’s most widely known education services and test preparation companies, listed Rollins as one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” private colleges and universities. More...

Giving back—Rollins College was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement. This is the fourth consecutive year that Rollins has appeared on the honor roll and the third time the College has been recognized with distinction. More...


The Rollins softball team celebrates a homerun.

Success on and off the field—For the third time in Rollins history, both the men’s and women’s varsity sports programs won Sunshine State Conference Mayors’ Cup trophies as the top programs among the conference’s nine member schools. The Tars were also victorious in the classroom, with the College’s 322 student-athletes posting a combined grade point average of 3.12 for the 2010 spring term—the program’s 18th straight term above 3.0. Visit RollinsSports.com for the latest sports news.

State of the arts—Rollins appointed Scott Habes as the Bruce A. Beal Director of The Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM). Habes comes to CFAM with more than 15 years of experience in museum administration, most recently at The Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University. More...

Antarctic adventure—As part of the President’s Internationalization Initiative, a group of 10 Rollins faculty and staff representing nine academic disciplines traveled to Antarctica last December to spark their intellectual curiosities and further the College’s internationalization efforts. More...