Sandy Bitman ’93 and Greg Golden ’11 ’16MBA were named to Orlando Weekly’s annual list of “People We Love.” The list celebrates local luminaries who make Orlando a better place to live through arts, culture, and civic contributions.
Bitman began working at local music mecca Park Ave CDs while he was still a student at Rollins, eventually taking over from the previous owners in 1998. Since then, the shop has moved from its spot on the eponymous avenue to a larger location in Audubon Park, where it’s expanded to include an impressive array of vinyl, books, collectibles, and more. Bitman and his team regularly host in-store events that promote the best in local and national culture, with a focus on music, community, and the arts.
As director of student media at Rollins, Golden builds on the legacy he began as a student DJ. In addition to overseeing the College’s student-run radio station WPRK, he teaches media-production classes and oversees the school’s newspaper, The Sandspur, and literary magazine, Brushing. His leadership and devotion to his students embody the core principles of Rollins, including excellence, innovation, and, perhaps most importantly, community. WPRK 91.5 FM has been “the best in basement radio” since 1952, and under Golden’s direction, a whole new generation of student DJs and station managers has gone on to explore their creativity via the airwaves.