November 12, 2010
Following the Founders’ Day service on November 7 at the Knowles Memorial Chapel—a service jointly conducted by the First Congregational Church of Winter Park and Rollins College, a special tree planting took place on the Rollins campus just outside Mills Memorial Hall. The 100-gallon live oak was a gift of the First Congregational Church of Winter Park to Rollins, to honor the College’s original founding relationship with the Congregational Church. On hand to assist in the ceremonial planting were former Rollins presidents Thaddeus Seymour and Rita Bornstein, current president Lewis Duncan, Dean of the Chapel Patrick Powers, Pastor at the First Congregational Church of Winter Park Bryan Fulwider, Associate Pastor at the First Congregational Church of Winter Park Talia Raymond (Class of 2002), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Joe Siry, environmental studies students and Rollins' groundskeepers. The tree symbolizes Rollins’ historical “roots” with the Congregational Church and the promise of our ever-growing relationship. A plaque will be placed near the tree to commemorate its planting in Rollins’ 125th year.
View more photos from the Founder's Day Tree Planting Ceremony.
By Sharon Carrier
Office of Public Relations & Community Affairs
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