Worth Mentioning






We’re #1—For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins number one among 118 regional universities in the South in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue. More...

Pull up a chair—Associate Professor of Political Science Dexter Boniface was named to the Weddell Chair of the Americas and Professor of Finance Halil Kiymaz was named to the Bank of America Chair of Finance.

Peaceful coexistence—This year, eight students with different religious backgrounds are participating in the Interfaith Living-Learning Community. The two- suite living space in Sutton Place Apartments enables them to live together and learn about one another’s customs and beliefs while fostering a mutually respectful and inclusive community. More...

A room of their own—This fall, Rollins celebrated the opening of the Lucy Cross Center for Women and their Allies, named for the woman for whose vision led to the College’s founding. Located in Chase Hall, the center houses a library of feminist literature and resources; offers a safe haven and meeting space for students, faculty, and staff; and provides a designated space where today’s feminist and gender issues can be discussed in a free and open atmosphere. More...

Strong Ethical Foundation—An essay written by Jonathan Stamm ’10, titled Ethics without Faith: Darkness, was named one of five winners in the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. An annual competition, the contest encourages students to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions and showcase rational arguments for ethical action. More...

Bringing clean water to Nepal—As part of the student service club Making Lives Better, eight students, accompanied by Professor of Chemistry Larry Eng-Wilmot and Director of External and Competitive Scholarships Jayashree Shivamoggi, traveled to Nepal, where they installed five compact water purifiers in Kathmandu and the remote village of Doti. More...

Fulbright ScholarAssistant Professor of Biology Katie Sutherland and Archibald Granville Bush Professor of Science and Professor of Physics Thomas Moore were recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their contributions to science research. Sutherland received one of nine awards for her research on the transmission of a human pathogen to elkhorn coral in the Florida Keys, and Moore was awarded a new three-year federal grant in support of his continued research with undergraduate students in the area of musical acoustics.

Globe trotters—In May, a group of 18 Rollins faculty, staff, and emerita representing 11 disciplines accompanied Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Professor of Philosophy Hoyt Edge on a three-week trip to Bali, Indonesia. The trip was funded by the President’s Internationalization Initiative, which strives to enable every faculty member to have an international experience at least once every three years. More...

Global citizen—Aditya Mahara ’12 was honored with a Salute to Heroes Award by The Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA) at their annual conference in July. The ANA is an organization that promotes the preservation of Nepali identity and culture in the Americas by celebrating the cultural, religious, linguistic, historical, and educational heritage of Nepal. More...