Remembering Commencement 2016

Rollins College celebrates the Class of 2016 graduates of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies.

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Commencement Ceremony Video


On Sunday, May 8, graduates of Rollins College participated in the 2016 commencement celebration in the Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center. More than 480 graduates received hand-signed diplomas. The commencement address was delivered by retired Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CFO Bob Darretta.

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
Hanna Cody, Valedictorian
Ronald “Scott” Novak
Corrina Pabon
Megan Single
Samuel Toomey
Emily Walton

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallions
Courtney Banker
Avani Mooljee
Alex Mickler

Faculty Awards

Arthur Vining Davis Fellows
Mario D’Amato, professor of philosophy and religion
Kasandra Riley, assistant professor of chemistry
Anca Voicu, associate professor of economics

Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship
Margaret McLaren, George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Philosophy

Cornell Distinguished Teaching Award
Tonia Warnecke, associate professor of social entrepreneurship and business

Cornell Distinguished Service Award
Clay Singleton, professor of finance

Elevated to Emeritus Status
Joseph Siry, associate professor emeritus of environmental studies

Honorary Degree

David H. Lord ’69 ’71MBA, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa

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