CLA Commencement 2019 in Photos and Video

A look back at a few of our favorite moments from the College of Liberal Arts’ 2019 commencement ceremony.

Video by Simple Thought Productions

On Sunday, May 12, 2019 graduates of Rollins’ College of the Liberal Arts participated in the 129th commencement ceremony in the Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center. The commencement address was delivered by Robiaun Rogers Charles ’94, vice president of college advancement at Agnes Scott College.

The ceremony honored the accomplishments of the graduates and esteemed faculty members. The following received special recognition at the ceremony.

Student Awards

General Charles McCormick Reeve Scholarship Awards

  • Lizzie Berry
  • Karly Bland
  • Gabbie Buendia
  • Tamer Elkhouly
  • Madison Jenkins
  • Catherine Linder

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion

Ellie Rushing

Faculty Awards

Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship

Ashley Kistler, associate professor of anthropology

Cornell Distinguished Service Award

Alice Davidson, associate professor of psychology

Hugh F. McKean Award

Jana Mathews, associate professor of English

Sullivan Citizens Award

Lorrie Kyle, executive director, Office of the President

The class of 2019 valedictorians from left: Lizzie Berry, Karly Bland, Gabbie Buendia, Madison Jenkins, and Catherine Linder.

President Grant Cornwell addresses the graduating CLA class of 2019.

Marissa Cobuzio ’19 spent the past year training her service dog, Ari, on campus as part of her Bonner Leaders project.

President Emerita Rita Bornstein ’04H ’04HAL

Ellie Rushing ’19 recevied this year’s Algernon Sydney Sullivan medallion, an award presented to a graduating senior whose philosophies place the highest value upon service to others and the community.

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