Worth Mentioning






We’re #1—For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue. More...

Globe Trotters—The President’s Internationalization Initiative, which provides Rollins professors opportunities to travel all over the world to experience other cultures, was nationally recognized in the Oct. 31 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. More...


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Pull Up a Chair—Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins was named Irving Bacheller Professor of Creative Writing. He arrived in Winter Park last fall as the first Scholar-in-Residence at the new Winter Park Institute. More...

Entrepreneurial MBAEntrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review ranked Crummer’s MBA program 24th among the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country. More than 2,300 schools were evaluated on key criteria in the areas of academics and requirements, students and faculty, and outside-the-classroom experiences.

Head of the Class—Rollins College has been selected as a recipient of the Orange County Public Schools’ Outstanding Partners in Education Award for 2008-2009. Rollins was nominated by Fern Creek Elementary School.

Advancement—James Gerhardt became Rollins’ vice president for institutional advancement in October, succeeding Cynthia Wood. Gerhardt was formerly senior associate director of major gifts at Yale University, where he helped raise nearly $2.3 billion for its “Yale Tomorrow” campaign.

Popular Destination—Rollins received 3,485 applications from prospective students hoping to attend the College this year, a 20 percent rise over 2007. Due to space limitations, the entering class is limited to 470 students.

Job Well DoneThe Orlando Sentinel named Rollins one of Central Florida’s Top 25 Companies for Working Families. Rollins rose to 17th in the category of companies with 250 employees or more. More...

A Building Apart—Just one year after its renovation, Ward Hall has garnered recognition as one of University Business magazine’s “Dorms of Distinction.” Ward was named a runner-up in the category of medium-sized private institutions.


Three students rock out at Dance Marathon

C’mon Let’s Boogie—The Children’s Miracle Network named the Rollins College 2007 Dance Marathon as the “Best New Dance Marathon” out of 17 dance marathons launched nationwide last year to raise funds for the organization.