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Club Spotlight: The Democracy Project

One of Rollins’ most popular and active student organizations, the Democracy Project creates a strategic road map to engage students in the electoral process.

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Together in Discovery

This past summer, Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program produced some of its most powerful partnerships to date, showcasing the innovative ways our students and faculty are tackling real-world, relevant issues.

Summer, Shared 2020

From career-defining internships to original student-faculty research, Tars share their top accomplishments from summer 2020.

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Cool Class: Writing Books for & with Children

This honors course pairs students with preschoolers to explore the fine art of children’s literature—and the takeaways extend far beyond the creative process.

Online Teaching Still Requires Personal Touch

In an article for the Orlando Sentinel, English professor Matthew Forsythe discusses how personal relationships are more important than ever amid challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wild Wonders

Service and adventure converge on an Immersion experience in the Everglades, where hands-on learning leads to lasting impact.

What It’s Like ... to Debate a Defining Moment in History

In a debate hosted by the Jamaican Association for Debating and Empowerment, Gabby Shepherd ’22 lends her voice to the complex fight for equality and justice.

Rollins’ interdisciplinary curriculum has nurtured Isaac Gorres ’21’s professional pathway, which combines his passion for art and science.

Undergraduate Research

Gorres ’21 Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Isaac Gorres ’21 has earned a Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and the natural sciences.

Engaged Learning from a Safe Distance

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, Rollins responds with deep care, quick resolve, and close-knit scholarship to deliver our signature brand of engaged, personalized learning while prioritizing the health and safety of our community.

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Heller ’21 Named 2020 Newman Fellow

Eliane Heller ’21 has earned Campus Compact’s 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes and supports students committed to achieving social change.

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What It’s Like ... to Perform in Front of Millions

At Rollins, music majors like Chadonné Whiskey ’20 enjoy unparalleled opportunities to hone their craft, connect with audiences, and learn from masters in music.

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Rollins Joins LECOM as an Early Acceptance Affiliate College

Rollins’ Pre-Health Professions Advising Program has partnered with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to provide early acceptance to qualified students.

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Study Abroad

Rollins Ranks in Top 10 for Study Abroad

For the past three years, the College has ranked among the top 10 master’s-granting institutions in the country for the percentage of students who study abroad.

Undergraduate Research

Two Decades of Discovery

Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, we’re looking back at 20 of the program’s most significant accomplishments.

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Investing in Opportunity

The second cohort of the Rollins Professional Fellows funded internship program proves there’s no substitute for real-world, hands-on experience.

The Liberal Arts of Leadership

Five executives share how a well-rounded education at Rollins prepared them for success, and what they’re looking for in the next generation of graduates.

Return Engagement

The Rollins way of doing things set these seven alumni professors up for postgraduate success—and pulled them back to teach.

Secret Code

Success in today’s high-tech workforce requires more than expert coding chops. Just ask Rollins’ 2018 computer science grads, whose 21st-century skills are helping them thrive in some of today’s coolest careers.

Models of Mentorship

The new Day With a Champ program adds to Rollins’ growing portfolio of programs aimed at developing powerful partnerships between alumni and students.

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Up to the Highest Heights

It all started with a Disney medley about flying. Now Jamey Ray ’06 and Voctave are soaring.

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Cool Class: Researching American History

Rollins students explore the history of diversity and inclusion in education and at Rollins through the Pathways to Diversity grant.

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Stronger Together

At Rollins, our diverse group of community engagement courses delivers on the College’s commitment to service, synthesizing classroom learning with real-world experiences in our own backyard.

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Cool Class: The Art & Science of Cell Death

Inside the innovative Rollins course that fuses biology, technology, sculpture, and abstract thinking in unconventional ways.

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Groundwork for Greatness

From curating a contemporary art exhibition to organizing logistics for race day, the crop of summer 2018 internships provided Rollins students with real-world experiences that were as diverse as they were productive.

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Allies in Inquiry

This past summer, students and faculty joined forces in tackling some of their fields’ toughest issues as part of Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program.

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Fledgling Fellows

A new funded internship pilot program aimed at delivering the best in hands-on experience puts Rollins students on the front lines of tackling some of today’s most pressing issues.

Service Learning Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Conferences

Summer, Shared 2018

From life-changing international adventures and career-defining internships to National Science Foundation-funded research, Tars share their top accomplishments from summer 2018.

The Millennium Fellowship empowers students to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which range from quality education to clean water and sanitation. (Photo by Scott Cook)

15 Rollins Students Selected for U.N.-backed Millennium Fellowship

The prestigious fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program that challenges students to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Rollins Announces New Social Innovation Major

This fall, the College will launch a new major in social innovation, giving Rollins students yet another way to make a difference in the world.

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In Concert

A budding partnership between the Rollins music department and Full Sail is paying dividends for students from the neighboring institutions.

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What It’s Like ... to Debate a Movement That’s Changing the World

Once again, the Rollins Great Debate team takes home the trophy—and after a week of listening and learning, a whole lot more.

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Liberal Arts in Action

Many of our industrious students cut their winter breaks short to participate in Intersession, a weeklong course dedicated to an intriguing topic not typically covered during the regular semester.

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An All-Ages Education

Preschool and undergraduate studies converge at the new Hume House.

Jacob Riegler ’18 (Photo by Scott Cook | Illustration by Cliff Manspeaker)

Clinical Trials

For a decade, an intensive shadowing program at Florida Hospital has helped prepare Rollins undergrads for careers in medicine.

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Better Together

Sequencing the DNA of sea stars. Exploring authenticity in religion. Examining neurons of worms to better understand them in people. These are just a few of the more than two dozen research projects that Rollins students and professors partnered on this past summer.

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Study Abroad

Water Works

Science and service converge in a Rollins field study that has helped bring clean water to the Dominican Republic for more than two decades.

Economics professor Zhaochang Peng and his students assess the unique challenges and goals of Downtown Credo’s Church Street Exchange location. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Course Spotlight: The Global Economy

Students explore the economic relationship between the developed world and developing countries by partnering with a local direct-trade coffee shop.

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Classes

Course Spotlight: Biosphere

Students in this core environmental studies course are learning that if you want to save the world, you have to get your hands dirty.

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Course Spotlight: Film as Art

Behind the scenes of the Rollins class designed to instill a wider appreciation of films by allowing students to engage with more than 50 features, shorts, and documentaries during the Florida Film Festival.

History professor Julian Chambliss and his students explore rare newspaper clippings from The Advocate,
 an African-American newspaper published in 1890s Winter Park. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Recovering a Hidden History

Students’ award-winning website preserves stories from an African-American newspaper published more than a century ago in Winter Park.

Alyssa DeLucia ’18 (Photo by Scott Cook)

Undergraduate Research

DeLucia Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Alyssa DeLucia ’18 has earned a Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious award reserved for undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

Wildlife Conservation students observe habitats near Cape Canaveral. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Classes

4 Reasons Why a Rollins Intersession Course is a Must-Try Winter Experience

If you only take courses during fall and spring semesters, you’re missing out.

The great circular window in Knowles Memorial Chapel celebrates Rollins’ commitment to the age-old ideal of a liberal arts education. Wisdom is seated at the center, surrounded by seven figures representing the seven traditional liberal arts of the classical and medieval ages.

What’s the Big Idea?

Winter Park Magazine’s Randy Noles explores the Master of Liberal Studies program at Rollins College’s Hamilton Holt School.

On October 7, students in the RCC course visit the Cornell Fine Arts Museum to discuss interpretive frameworks for the AfroFantastic exhibition that runs January 14 through April 12. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Classes

Course Spotlight: AfroFantastic: Black Imagination and Agency in the American Experience

A new course for first-year students culminates with an exhibition at Rollins’ Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Deanna Loew ’17 consults with Farm & Haus founder Patrick Lyne at the food service startup’s East End Market location. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Real Clients, Real Rewards

Five students recently earned statewide recognition for helping local clients develop strategic communication plans.

Rollins students engage in a Q&A session with Winter Park High School students. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Classes

Course Spotlight: Real World Economics

Students at Rollins are getting a head start on career success while helping local high schoolers do the same.

Service Learning

Restoration With a View

From February 27 – March 5, a group of Rollins students went on an alternative spring break Immersion to Moab, Utah, for a service learning experience of a lifetime.

Gateway to Greatness

Rollins’ esteemed Gateway Fellows funded internship program welcomed its third cohort this past summer, connecting Tars to some of the world’s most coveted opportunities.

Center of It All

In January, Rollins officially opened Kathleen W. Rollins Hall, the College’s new headquarters for applied liberal arts learning.

Room to Grow

Within the new Kathleen W. Rollins Hall, interdisciplinary learning takes place in high-tech, sun-drenched spaces created for collaboration.

Sound Investment

Rollins’ Gateway Fellows, a funded internship program that just received a $2 million pledge to its endowment from Trustee Campbell Brown ’90, is delivering Rollins students the best in hands-on experience.

Topical Teaching

Eight faculty have teamed up to create a course, Understanding COVID-19, in which students are learning in real time about the pandemic across multiple disciplines.

Cool Class: Sustainability Beyond the Classroom

Go inside this series of linked environmental studies courses to learn how Rollins students are exploring sustainability issues right at the source.

9 Reasons Rollins Delivers the Best in Study Abroad

From the variety of once-in-a-lifetime experiences to preparation for the world’s most prestigious scholarships, find out why Rollins is one of the country’s best colleges for study abroad.

Real World Experience Right on Campus

Whether it’s managing social media content for the College’s Office of Marketing or running the box office at the Annie Russell Theatre, on-campus student employment opportunities at Rollins yield big results.

The Artrepreneurs

Armed with arts degrees, these Rollins grads have harnessed their creative passions to launch successful businesses in everything from organic spirits to footwear.