Class of 2013 by the numbers—
• Entering first-year students: 467
• Number of first-year applicants: 3000
• Diversity: 23% are Black, Asian, Hispanic, or international
• Average SAT score: 1221
• Come from: 345 high schools, 33 states, 17 foreign countries
It’s all Greek to me—For the academic year 2008-09, Rollins fraternities and sororities had an overall GPA average of 3.03. X-Club led the fraternities with an average GPA of 3.24 and Alpha Omicron Pi led the sororities with an average GPA of 3.29.
Take a bow—In addition to celebrating the graduation of more than 300 Arts & Sciences students, Spring ’09 marked retirement of four Rollins professors: Archibald Granville Bush Professor of Science Donald Griffin ’64, Archibald Granville Bush Professor of Mathematics Douglas Child, Professor of Music Edmund Leroy, Richard James Mertz Professor of Education Alden Moe, Cornell Professor of Innovative Management James Higgins, and Harwood Professor of Operations Management Barry Render.
On board—The Rollins College Board of Trustees has elected Susan Whealler Johnston ’75, executive vice president of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges in Washington, DC; Robert B. Ourisman, Sr. ’78, president of Ourisman Automotive in Rockville, MD and Alumni Trustee; and Philip Tiedtke, chairman and CEO of Eastgate Corporation, to three-year terms.
Rollins revival—Head of Archives and Special Collections Wenxian Zhang discovered a rare manuscript in Rollins’ archives. Written circa 1855, the manuscript is one of the first novels written in Florida’s history. Together with Kenneth Curry Professor of Literature Maurice “Socky” O’Sullivan, Zhang edited and published A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport: The Lost 1855 Novel of Cyrus Parkhurst Condit.