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Stellar Scholars—English major Meghan Thomas ’11 has been named a 2011 Fulbright Scholar. The prestigious award will allow her to teach English to school children in rural South Korea during the 2011-12 academic year. Emma Broming ’12 has been named a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, selected on the basis of academic merit from a nationwide field of 1,095 mathematics, science, and engineering students. This award marks the sixth Goldwater Scholarship awarded to a Rollins student in the past seven years. Ashley Toth ’12 received a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention award. Kari Smith ’12HH was awarded a 2011 David L. Boren Scholarship for international study by the Institute of International Education. Smith studied at the Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan during the spring semester. George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Religious Studies Yudit Greenberg received a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach at the University of Bucharest during the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year. She is the third Rollins faculty member to receive a Fulbright award in the past 12 months.

A Leader in Giving Back—Rollins is one of only six colleges and universities in the nation to receive Presidential Awards in the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service. More...

Making Lives Better—Joining prominent CEOs, celebrities, philanthropists, and social activists, Raghabendra KC ’13, Aditya Mahara ’12, and Emily Sessoms ’13 represented Rollins at the annual Clinton Global Initiative Conference in San Diego as a part of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU), a forum to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world in global citizenship. More...

Community Ambassador—Professor of Philosophy Margaret A. McLaren won the Florida Campus Compact (FL|CC) Service-Learning Faculty Award for Independent Colleges and Universities in Florida. These awards are given to individuals, projects, and organizations in higher education that greatly enhance learning while working with the community to address societal issues. More...

Community Partners—The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce presented Rollins with the Community Organization of the Year award at a special Membership Awards Celebration Dinner this spring. This annual affair recognizes businesses, organizations and volunteers who contribute their time, talent, and effort to the Chamber and the Winter Park community. More...

Rebuilding New Orleans—Rollins’ January 2011 trip to New Orleans marked the 10th time Rollins Relief—a student-founded, student-led, campus-wide organization—has traveled to southeast Louisiana to participate in the region’s recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Nearly 270 students, faculty, and staff have participated in these weeklong service trips and contributed almost 11,000 service hours to the recovery-rebuilding effort. More...

Return of Lambda Chi Alpha—For the first time since the fraternity de-affiliated from Rollins in 1970, Lambda Chi Alpha (LXA) is returning to the campus as a colony. Rather than participating in formal recruitment, LXA used an unorthodox referral method in which they met with administration, staff, and sorority organizations, asking them to refer individuals who would be ideal founders for the Lambda Chi colony. More...

New VP—Rollins has named Ronald J. Korvas vice president for institutional advancement. Korvas has more than 25 years of experience in higher education advancement. Since 2000, he has served as the vice president for development and alumni relations at Willamette University, where he managed a seven-year, $131-million fundraising campaign, the largest in Willamette’s history and the most raised by a private liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. Korvas holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and received his M.Ed. and B.S. from the University of Toledo. More...