Rollins Rings in 125 Years






Animated Magazine. Photo by David Noe

Animated Magazine Re-animated for a New Era

Rollins celebrated its past in September with the re-creation of the Animated Magazine, a historical campus tradition inaugurated by Rollins’ eighth president, Hamilton Holt. Billed as “The Only Animated Magazine Published in the United States,” The New Animated Magazine kicked off the fall season of the Winter Park Institute. The event was spearheaded by President Emeritus Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H and former U.S. Poet Laureate and Winter Park Institute Senior Distinguished Fellow Billy Collins ’08H, who served as “editor.” More...

Flashback: In 1926, Dr. Edwin Grover came to Rollins as professor of books. He and President Hamilton Holt were interested in publicizing the College, and Holt suggested the creation of a Rollins magazine. Grover agreed but made the suggestion that they create an “animated” magazine—for which they would invite noted contributors to come to the College and read their work in person. Holt loved the idea and the two quickly went to work, publishing the first “Animated Magazine” in February 1927.
Read about the history of Animated Magazine.



Billy Collins, N.Y. Nathiri, Mel Martinez, Davey Johnson, and Terry Teachout. Photo by David Noe.

Panelists (l to r): Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins ’08H, Executive Director of the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community N. Y. Nathiri ’98H, Senator Mel Martinez ’09H, former Major League Baseball player and manager Davey Johnson, and author and drama critic for The Wall Street Journal Terry Teachout





Music Under the Stars. Photo by Judy Watson Tracy.

Music under the Stars

As the sun went down on Saturday, November 6, the Rollins community spread blankets on Mills Lawn for a spectacular collaborative concert by the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and Rollins College Concert Choir. The concert featured more than 200 musicians, who performed a series of favorites and celebratory works, including "Dry Your Tears, Afrika" from Amistad, "Tonight" from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. More...






Photo by Jennifer Ritter.

Rally Rollins Returns

Donning Rollins gear and sailor hats, students gathered for the second annual Rally Rollins, a College spirit event during which the four classes competed in showing their class spirit. A highlight of the event was a hilarious performance by award-winning comedian Eric O’Shea.





Photo by Doreen Overstreet.

Special Delivery

Every baby born at Winter Park Memorial Hospital on November 4, 2010 received an official Rollins College “onesie,” 125 diapers, and a commemorative Rollins 125th Anniversary certificate. Maitland resident and mom Trina Hammer celebrated her special Rollins delivery with new baby Catharyn and Rollins Director of Public Relations Lauren Bradley.





Photo by Judy Watson Tracy.

Thank You for Being a Friend

The Charles Rice Family Bookstore and Dianne’s Café have been an integral part of campus life since 2000. To celebrate the reopening of the redecorated café and honor the facility’s namesakes, members of the Rollins community gathered on the Mary-Jean Mitchell Green Plaza to recognize trustee Dianne Tauscher Rice ’61; her son, Dan Rice; and her grandson and current student David Rice ’14.





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