Democracy Project student coordinator Skylar Knight ’19 helped promote voter registration ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Photo by Scott Cook.

Rollins Receives National Recognition for 2018 Student Voter Turnout

The College received a Platinum Seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for its high rate of voter engagement in the spring 2018 midterm election.

Photo by Scott Cook

Bach Festival’s “A Classic Christmas” at Rollins Debuts Nationally on PBS

The Rollins music community stars in celebrated holiday programming that will broadcast coast to coast for the first time on public television stations.

Thaddeus Seymour Honored with Gift for Lakeside Neighborhood

Samuel and Karen Seymour honor Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H with a gift to support Rollins’ new Lakeside Neighborhood.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings

Alfond Inn Named One of Florida’s Top 5 Hotels

Conde Nast Traveler once again ranks The Alfond Inn as one of the best hotels in Florida.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings

Rollins Leads the Pack in Alternative Breaks

Rollins has once again ranked No. 1 in the nation for highest percentage of students who participate in alternative breaks.

From left: James Payne ’20 and Kelsey Eelman ’20

College of Arts & Sciences

Rollins Takes Home a Win at the Great Debate

The annual Great Debate highlights the College’s commitment to global citizenship through culturally relevant topics of international importance.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings

Rollins Named a 2019 “Great College to Work For”

For the 11th consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Rollins a “Great College to Work For.”

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings Crummer Graduate School of Business

Rollins Ranked No. 1 MBA in Florida

Forbes magazine has named Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business the top MBA program in Florida in its biennial ranking of the nation’s best business schools.

Teagan Walsh ’20 takes to the water as captain of the varsity women’s sailing team. Photo by Rollins Athletic Communications.

Awards

Two Tars Make the ICSA All-Academic Sailing Team

Nick Baker ’20 and Teagan Walsh ’20 were recently selected for the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s 2018-19 All-Academic Sailing Team.

Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program has funded original research partnerships for 20 years. Photo by Scott Cook.

Awards Rankings College of Arts & Sciences Hamilton Holt School

Rollins Ranked No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching Programs

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Rollins for its uncommon commitment to teaching undergraduate students.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings

Rollins Ranked No. 1 Regional University in the South

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins the top regional university in the South in its annual rankings of “Best Colleges.”

Beauford Delaney, Can Fire in the Park, 1946, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, museum purchase.

CFAM Announces Fall 2019 Exhibitions

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum announces its fall exhibition season, which will be on display from September 21 through December 29.

Photo by Scott Cook

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

For the second consecutive year, Rollins is among an exclusive group of colleges selected to participate in the prestigious leadership development program, which challenges students to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Photo by Scott Cook

Q&A: Grant Cornwell

The President of Rollins College on community and belonging.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings

Rollins Ranked No. 1 Liberal Arts College in Florida

In its annual review of best colleges, Niche ranks Rollins the No. 1 liberal arts college in Florida.

A Rollins Year in Photos

From a field study to Cuba and high-profile internships here in Orlando to fun new classes and prestigious scholarships, 2018-19 was a banner year at Rollins.

Facilities

First Look: Lakeside Neighborhood

Get a sneak peek at the future of lakeside living and learning at Rollins.

Ellie Rushing ’19 and Ann Marie Varga ’82 ’12MHR (Photo by Scott Cook)

College of Arts & Sciences Hamilton Holt School

Increasing Connections

After a successful launch last fall, what would the Career Champions Mentor Program do for an encore?

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings

Rollins Ranked No. 1 College in the South

College Consensus—which combines rankings from top publishers and students—named Rollins the No. 1 college in the South for 2019.

Awards College of Arts & Sciences

Rollins Announces 2019 Student Award Winners

The College recognized 33 students for their academic achievements and positive contributions to campus and the community at the 2019 Student Awards Banquet.

Awards Scholarships

Persistently Prestigious

Rollins’ academic excellence combined with unmatched personalized attention prepares our students to land some of the world’s most competitive opportunities.

Clockwise from top left: Adam Roderick ’19, Karina Barbesino ’19, Ryan Colangelo ’19, Kate Knight ’19, Jonathan Leeper ’19, and Nico Khazzam ’18. Photos by Scott Cook.

6 Rollins Students Named Fulbright Scholars

Karina Barbesino ’19, Ryan Colangelo ’19, Nico Khazzam ’18, Kate Knight ’19, Jonathan Leeper ’19, and Adam Roderick ’19 have earned 2019-20 Fulbright Scholarships.

Hamilton Holt School

Holt Commencement 2019 in Photos and Video

A look back at some of our favorite moments from the Hamilton Holt School’s 2019 commencement.

Photo by Scott Cook

Video: Holt Outstanding Senior Shannon Burrows’ Commencement Speech

With pride and gratitude, Shannon Burrows ’19, the outstanding graduating senior from Rollins’ Hamilton Holt School, reminds her fellow graduates that it’s never too late to chase your dreams.

Photo by Scott Cook

College of Arts & Sciences

Video: Valedictorian Gabbie Buendia’s Commencement Speech

Gabbie Buendia ’19, one of Rollins’ five 2019 College of Liberal Arts valedictorians, encourages her fellow graduates to be proud of their accomplishments and embrace uncertainty.

Photo by Scott Cook

Johnston to Succeed Keen on Rollins Board of Trustees

Susan Whealler Johnston ’75 will succeed Allan E. Keen ’70 ’71MBA as chairman of Rollins’ board of trustees.

Photo by Scott Cook

What I’ve Learned: Shannon Burrows ’19

For the longest time, the 2019 Holt Outstanding Senior thought Rollins was out of her league. Now, she’s graduating with straight As.

Raúl Anguiano (Mexican, 1915-2006), The Thorn (La espina), Oil on canvas, 2002. Collection of Dr. Richard Zapanta.

CFAM Announces Summer 2019 Exhibitions

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum announces three new summer exhibitions, which will be on display from May 23 through September 8.

Photo by Scott Cook

Facilities

Going the Distance

On the eve of his 70th birthday, Gary Gorman is set to represent the U.S. in the aquathlon at the 2019 ITU Multisport World Championships.

Robiaun Rogers Charles ’94, Ben Brotemarkle ’93 ’97MLS, and Roseann Harrington ’90MBA

Rollins Announces 2019 Commencement Speakers

Robiaun Rogers Charles ’94, Ben Brotemarkle ’93 ’97MLS, and Roseann Harrington ’90MBA will address graduates at this year’s commencement ceremonies.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Named a Best College for Merit Aid

Rollins has been named one of the country’s best colleges for merit scholarships.

Awards Rankings

Rollins Among Nation’s Best Colleges for Transfer Students

Phi Theta Kappa selects Rollins as a leader in transfer-student development and success.

Rollins Announces Expansion Plans for The Alfond Inn

The Alfond Inn at Rollins will be expanding its offerings with new guest rooms, a spa, wellness center, and more.

Hamilton Holt School Appoints New Leadership

Rollins welcomes Robert Sanders as the new dean of the Hamilton Holt School.

Rollins Ranked No. 1 for Leadership Development

For the fourth year in a row, the MBA program at Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business was named the country’s No. 1 master’s program for leadership and organizational development.

Emily Wayne ’18 kicked off the 2018 Latin American Studies Symposium. Photo by Scott Cook.

Event: Latin American & Latinx Studies Symposium

On April 5, Rollins students will present original research on topics related to Latin American studies.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings

Rollins Ranked No. 2 Undergraduate Business Program in Florida

College Choice recently ranked Rollins’ undergraduate business programs among the best in Florida.

Photo by Scott Cook

Office of Marketing & Communications Wins Three CASE Awards

Rollins’ Office of Marketing & Communications and staff photographer Scott Cook recently received awards of excellence from CASE District III.

Rollins Debate Team Takes Top Spot in Jamaica

Rollins debaters took home first- and second-place wins in the Jamaica Debate Academy and Open 2018.

Alice Dye ’48 ’02H and President Emerita Rita Bornstein in 2002 after Dye was honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters for her lifelong demonstration of excellence, innovation, and community. (Photo courtesy Rollins College Archives)

In Memory: Alice Dye ’48 ’02H

Rollins says goodbye to the “First Lady” of golf-course architecture Alice Dye ’48 ’02H, whose contributions revolutionized the sport both on and off the links.

Rollins Names 2019 Alumni Award Winners

Meet the recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award, Young Alumni Achievement Award, and Alumni Service Award.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum Appoints New Consulting Curator

Abigail Ross Goodman joins Rollins as the new consulting curator at CFAM.

12 Reasons Foodies Flock to Rollins

A trio of review and rankings organizations recently ranked Rollins’ dining offerings as some of the best in the country. Here are 12 reasons Rollins continues to deserve a seat at the table.

15 Reasons Rollins is Florida’s Most Engaged Campus

Florida Campus Compact has named Rollins the Most Engaged Campus of 2018 for its demonstrated commitment to social and community engagement. Here are 15 ways the College is leading the charge in changemaking.

Top 18 Stories of 2018

The Rollins stories you loved most this year—one more time.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings

Rollins Top Ranked for International Business Program

Rollins takes the No. 22 spot nationwide for the best international business program.

Facilities

Building Momentum

This past summer, Rollins broke ground on an ambitious building project that will breathe new life into a campus icon, Mills Memorial Hall. We recently sat down with President Grant Cornwell to get the inside scoop on what the rejuvenated Mills will mean for current and future Tars.

Ena Heller and CFAM Elected to Association of Art Museum Directors

Cornell Fine Arts Museum and director Ena Heller have been chosen to join the Association of Art Museum Directors.

Photos by Scott Cook

Rankings

Rollins Among the Nation’s Best Colleges for Food

The Daily Meal has ranked Rollins No. 43 in the country in its annual survey of best colleges for good grub.

Photo by Scott Cook

The Alfond Inn Tops Four Best-Of Lists

Rollins’ boutique hotel once again takes top honors as one of the best hotels in Florida.

Photos by Scott Cook

Rollins College Participates in For Freedoms 50 State Initiative

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, The Alfond Inn, and the Olin Library will host For Freedoms election-related events throughout the fall.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Ranked in the Top 25 Best College Dining Halls

College Consensus—which combines rankings from top publishers and students—ranked Rollins’ dining options in the nation’s top 25.

Full Sail and Rollins Announce New Educational Partnership

Rollins Athletics teams up with Full Sail’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting to deliver next-level sporting events at the College.

Students in the community engagement course Strategies for Changemakers work with local nonprofit Fleet Farming to turn residential lawns into micro-farms. Photo by Scott Cook.

Rollins Named a Finalist for Most Engaged Campus

Florida Campus Compact has selected Rollins as a finalist for its Most Engaged Campus of the Year award.

Students in communications professor David Painter’s The Truth About Fake News course learn how to identify fake news and understand the psychology driving the demand for it. (Photo by Scott Cook)

President Cornwell on the Assault Against Facts in Today’s World

In a recent op-ed for the Orlando Sentinel, President Grant Cornwell says it’s more important than ever to pursue truth and facts.

Rankings

Rollins Ranked Among Nation’s Top 25 Theater Programs

OnStage has ranked Rollins one of the top 25 BA theater programs in the country and the No. 1 program in Florida.

Rankings

Rollins Ranked Among the Nation’s Best Colleges

For the 24th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins College among the top two regional universities in the South in its annual rankings of “Best Colleges.”

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Ranked No. 2 Healthiest Employer for 2018

Orlando Business Journal ranks Rollins No. 2 in its annual list of Healthiest Employers.

21 Reasons We Can’t Wait for the New Rollins Hall

This past summer, Rollins broke ground on an ambitious building project that will breathe new life into a campus icon, Mills Memorial Hall. When it’s finished next fall, the new Kathleen W. Rollins Hall will serve as the beating heart of Rollins’ mission.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Earns Voter-Friendly Campus Designation

A pair of national nonpartisan organizations once again recognizes the College for its efforts to engage students in the electoral process.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Ranked No. 1 College in Florida for 2018

College Consensus—which combines rankings from top publishers and students—named Rollins the No. 1 college in Florida for the second consecutive year.

Awards

Rollins Named a “2018 Great College to Work For”

For the 10th consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Rollins a “Great College to Work For.”

“You can always use creative thinking—always.” — Nicholas Bowers ’14 (Photo by Laura Totten)

Future Proof

The job landscape in the year 2030 is a complete mystery. And that begs the question: How do you prepare students for careers that don’t even exist yet?

(Photo by Scott Cook)

College of Arts & Sciences

Video: Valedictorian Becca Wilson’s Commencement Speech

Becca Wilson ’18, Rollins’ 2018 College of Liberal Arts valedictorian, challenges her fellow graduates to go out into life with an open mind and be brave enough to embrace opportunity without fear of failure.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Video: Holt Outstanding Senior Doragnes Bradshaw’s Commencement Speech

Doragnes Bradshaw ’18, the outstanding graduating senior from Rollins’ Hamilton Holt School, reminds her fellow graduates that they will be defined by how they face adversity.

Photo by Scott Cook

In Memory: Philip Deaver

Rollins says goodbye to Professor Emeritus of English Philip Deaver, whose stories and poems—wrought with memorable characters and quiet humor—delighted readers throughout our community and beyond.

Photo by Scott Cook

Awards

Power Play

Four Rollins social entrepreneurship students are literally bringing power to the people with a portable upcycled battery that harnesses renewable energy for those who need it most.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rankings

Rollins Ranked in Top 10 for International Business Program

Rollins’ international business program takes the No. 9 spot in the U.S. and No. 1 in Florida.

From left: Whitney Elliott ’21, Sunny Toreihi ’20, and James Payne ’20. Photo courtesy Sunny Toreihi.

Awards

Rollins Debate Team Victorious at Novice Nationals

Rollins debaters took home first- and second-place wins in the esteemed Novice Nationals championship.

Scholarships College of Arts & Sciences

Grundler ’18 Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Julian Grundler ’18 is one of just 58 fall-sports student-athletes to win the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Chief marketing and community relations officer Sam Stark ’91 and senior associate director of international admission Brandy Fransen join the Riveras and The Florida Project’s producer Kevin Chinoy on a tour of campus. Photo by Phelan Ebenhack.

Child Star of The Florida Project receives scholarship to Rollins

Rollins gives a full scholarship to Christopher Rivera, a 10-year-old-turned-film-star from an underserved neighborhood in Kissimmee.

Rollins’ transfer-specific seminar course is designed to ease the transition to a new school and set up transfer students for success. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Named a Top College for Transfer Students

Phi Theta Kappa selects Rollins as a leader in transfer-student development and success.

Photo by Scott Cook

Harris Rosen Announces Scholarships to Rollins

Renowned hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen offers disadvantaged students scholarships to Rollins.

Photo by Scott Cook

Rollins Ranked No. 1 College in Florida

Scores from College Consensus—which combines rankings from top publishers and students—place Rollins in the top spot in the Sunshine State.

Before even setting foot in a classroom, students can begin their Rollins experience with environmental studies professor Barry Allen’s First-Year Field Study to Costa Rica. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rankings

Rollins Top 10 for Study Abroad

The College was ranked No. 10 among master’s-granting institutions in the nation for the percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad.

President Cornwell addresses first-year students and the larger Rollins community at Convocation. (Photo by Scott Cook)

A Shared Vision for Our Future

President Cornwell reflects on the College’s new strategic framework, the initial instances of its implementation, and the power of a shared direction.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rankings Crummer Graduate School of Business

Rollins Ranked No. 1 MBA in Florida

Forbes magazine has named Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business the top MBA program in Florida in its biennial ranking of the nation’s best business schools.

Photos: SPARC Day 2017

Go behind the scenes of the 12th edition of Rollins’ annual day of service.

Rollins Ranked Among the Nation’s Best Colleges

For the 23rd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins College among the top two regional universities in the South in its annual rankings of “Best Colleges.”

Rollins Among Central Florida’s Healthiest Employers

The College was ranked No. 1 among large companies in Orlando Business Journal’s 2017 Healthiest Employers awards.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins College Named a “2017 Great College to Work For”

For the ninth consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Rollins a “Great College to Work For.”

The Alfond Inn (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rankings

Alfond Inn Named No. 2 Hotel in U.S.

Travel+Leisure recently ranked The Alfond Inn at Rollins College second on its list of the top 15 city hotels in the country.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rankings

Rollins Named a Leader in Alternative Breaks

For the fifth year in a row, Rollins is ranked in the top five nationally for highest percentage of students who participate in alternative breaks.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Moves With a Mission

By moving key offices, services, and programs this summer, Rollins aims to better serve students and deliver on the College’s mission.

Rollins biology professor Susan Walsh works with Upward Bound students to analyze DNA and its effects on metabolizing caffeine. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Receives Federal Grant For Upward Bound Programs

Rollins College has been awarded more than $300,000 for programs that prepare low-income high school students for college.

Awards Rankings

Rollins Named a Best Value School

Rollins College has been named a Best Value School by University Research & Review for its academic quality, accreditation, student satisfaction, and cost to attend.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Named Voter-Friendly Campus

A pair of national nonpartisan organizations have recognized the College for its efforts to engage students in the electoral process.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Opens Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center

The new state-of-the-art facility features three children’s classrooms, an undergraduate classroom, and research and office space.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Awards

Rollins Named Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students for Sixth Time

For the fifth consecutive year, Rollins College is one of the leading producers of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s institutions.

(Photos by Scott Cook)

Awards

Davidson, Libby, and Tatari Receive Cornell Distinguished Faculty Awards

Three Rollins professors—Alice Davidson, Susan Libby, and Eren Tatari—have been recognized for exemplary teaching, research, and service.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rankings Crummer Graduate School of Business

A Leader of Leaders

Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 1 for leadership and organizational development.

(Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Named in Condé Nast Traveler’s 20 Most Beautiful Campuses

Rollins College is celebrated as one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses.

Cornell Campus Center (Photo by Scott Cook)

Cornwell: “Rollins is a compassionate, diverse community that celebrates cultural differences.”

In response to the White House Executive order on immigration, President Cornwell reaffirms Rollins College’s value of inclusion.

Marissa Corrente (center) and students visit HopeCommUnity Center to practice testing water in Lake Apopka before heading to the Dominican Republic. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins Wins 3 Florida Campus Compact Awards

For the 10th straight year, the College has been recognized for advancing high-impact, transformational engagement practices that benefit students and communities.

Rollins Inducted into the Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society

Rollins becomes the first college in Florida to host a chapter of the Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Society.

3 Rollins Presidents Honored in Naming of Lakeside Neighborhood

Wings in the new Lakeside Neighborhood will be named in honor of Hugh McKean, Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H, and Rita Bornstein ’04H ’04HAL.

Rollins Model U.N. Team Recognized at Florida Competition

The team’s latest victories are just the beginning as they prepare to travel to Washington, D.C. next month for the National Model U.N.

Rollins Magazine Fall 2019

From getting to know our most beloved alumnus, Fred Rogers ’51 ’74H, through the eyes of those who knew him best to how Rollins prepared four arts majors to become successful entrepreneurs, explore the fall 2019 issue of Rollins Magazine.

A Celebration of Life: Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H

A service of remembrance for Rollins’ 12th president, Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H, will take place Sunday, November 3.

Event Preview: Mister Rogers The Musician

Join us for a special event celebrating the music of our most beloved alumnus, Fred Rogers ’51 ’74H.

In Memory: Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H

Rollins’ 12th president was magical in every sense of the word.

Rollins Receives Top Ranking for International Business Program

The College ranked No. 26 in the nation and No. 2 in Florida for its international business program.

7 Must-See Lakeside Neighborhood Community Features

Get a preview of the various ways the new Lakeside Neighborhood will focus on wellness and build community at Rollins.