Mimi Allen ’06
Member, Rollins Alumni Association Board of Directors
Mimi Allen stumbled onto the Rollins campus as a high school student and decided she would attend the College no matter what. “I chose Rollins because of the education, the people, and the great location,” she said. In addition to working hard at her studies, Allen kept herself busy serving as a coxswain for the men’s crew team and working as a caller for The Rollins Fund Fox Club and as an RA for three years.
Her experience analyzing print advertisements in an international marketing course during her junior year set the direction for her professional career. “During one class, Dr. Cecilia McInnis-Bowers looked at me and said, ‘You get it. You need to work in advertising.’” Allen took her professor’s advice and hasn’t looked back.
For Allen, serving on the Alumni Board is a great way to give back to the College. “I enjoy working with the Alumni Office to help engage alumni and current students. Being on the Board is a great way to share ideas that can help further Rollins.” Allen served on her 5th Class Reunion Committee for Reunion 2011 and currently is a member of the Rollins Club of Central Florida Regional Council.
Major: International Business
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Favorite class: International Advertising
Best place on campus: Front patio of Beans (Cornell Campus Center)
Favorite local eatery: Power House Cafe
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby
Career ambition: Work at an advertising agency
Hometown: Winter Park, Florida
Favorite book: Ogilvy on Advertising
Career: Print/broadcast production manager
Volunteer work: I love spending my Saturday mornings working and building with the Winter Park Habitat for Humanity. I also serve on the Cornell Contemporaries board of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.
Favorite R&R activity: Golf, lying by the pool, and baking for friends
Something people may not know about me: Ever since I can remember, I’ve been buying fashion magazines just for the print ads. And, on a completely different note, I also play co-ed flag football and love it.
What I miss most about college life: Being no more than a 10-minute walk from your closest friends