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	Rescuing sea turtles off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Conducting professional orchestras in one of the cradles of classical music. Helping design the future of space launches at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Each summer, Tars take what they’ve learned in our small, discussion-based classes and head out into the world to test their ability to make it brighter. From helping found a recycling center in Uganda to conducting civic data research to make our cities smarter, their accomplishments serve as compelling proof of the power of a Rollins education—and they should be shared.</p>
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	So, as students decamped from campus this spring, we asked them to keep us in the loop on all their summer adventures via social media. Dozens obliged our request, and we were consistently amazed by the stories flooding our Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. Here are a few of our favorites from summer 2018.</p>

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.

Photo by Scott Cook

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.

Photo by Scott Cook

In Concert

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

Photo by Zach Stovall

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.

Photo by Scott Cook

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.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

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.

Photo by Scott Cook

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.

Photo by Scott Cook

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.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

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.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

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.

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.

Craft Commune

Rachel Simmons ’97’s printmaking studio is a hotbed of collaborative creation.

Sustainable Roots

Environmental studies professor Barry Allen has been leading field studies to Costa Rica for more than two decades, each year preparing his students to become the next leaders in conservation.

Proving Grounds

Whether it’s in the lab, on the soccer field, backstage at the theater, or atop a launch pad, internships at Rollins are hands on and up close.

What It’s Like ... to Present Research at a Professional Conference (without Leaving Campus)

Go behind the scenes of Rollins’ first-ever Latin American Studies Symposium, where college students and faculty from around the country share original research and lively discourse.

Upwardly Global

Provide clean water to people in the Caribbean. Teach English in Shanghai. Challenge your worldview in Namibia. That’s just a small sampling of the faculty-led field studies on tap for summer 2019.

Cool Class: Systems & Design Thinking for Social Change

A new social entrepreneurship course takes aim at finding lasting solutions to enduring social problems.

Rocket Man

Three straight internships at NASA have given Michael Gutensohn ’18 real-world experience that’s out of this world.

What It’s Like ... to Have a Famous Writer Read Your Story

Winter With the Writers gives students the chance to learn from today’s most venerable authors, and this year’s crop left a lasting impression.