October 14, 2010
Economically, Rollins gives back to Central Florida, too. Its economic impact on Winter Park alone exceeds $60 million each year.
The most recent economic study showed that the College contributed more than $204.9 million to the Florida economy and supported more than 3,300 jobs. The leadership and executive education programs promote development within Central Florida by educating and connecting local business leaders and philanthropists.
The Rollins College Hamilton Holt School has more than 12,000 alumni living, working and volunteering in Central Florida. The school was created in the 1950s to fill the need for adult education classes for returning World War II veterans. It began offering degree programs in the 1960s, filling a void in higher education for working adults.
“Rollins’ mission of educating students for global citizenship and responsible leadership is a continuing theme throughout the Hamilton Holt School curriculum,” said Associate Dean Udeth Lugo. “Participants in our Leadership Distinction Program complete their course requirements by designing and implementing a community-based project demonstrating the practical application of leadership and citizenship.”
“The impact of such programs on the development of the regional workforce can’t be overstated,” he adds. “In addition to providing undergraduate programs that stress the importance of corporate citizenship and responsible leadership, we’re enhancing educational opportunities for those already in the business community.”
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