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A Rollins Education Empowers Graduates to Pursue Meaningful Lives and Productive Careers

Rollins develops a lifelong relationship with students and alumni.  A Rollins education is unique because it embraces the Cornell scholarrich tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts, responsible leadership, global citizenship, and engagement in the world around you.  Students at Rollins develop personal, caring relationships with faculty and staff who encourage them to find their purpose and strive for excellence.  The value of a Rollins education is evident in our talented students and successful alumni.

Since receiving its first Fulbright Award in 1951, Rollins has produced a total of 48 Fulbright award recipients (16 of whom have been named since 2005).

In spring 2013, Rollins students and one alumna were awarded a Fulbright scholarship grant and six Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships. Anne Fertig, '13, received a Fulbright scholarship grant to study at the University of Glasgow, and six students have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships. Traveling to six countries on three continents, Erin Buthman ’13 (Spain), Alia El-Assar ’12 (Mexico), Mike Gallace ’13 (Vietnam), Lambrini Kolios ’13 (Tawain), Ryan Lambert ’13 (Germany), and Benjamin Varnum ’13 (Malaysia) will spend time in host countries teaching English as a foreign language and fostering mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries. They join over 1,600 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-14 academic year through Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

In spring 2012, five Rollins students and one alumna were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships. They joined over 1,600 U.S. citizens who traveled abroad for the 2012-13 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Shayla Alamino ’12, Aislinn Betancourt ’12, Kory Eylmann ’12, Jane Lombardi ’11, Nic Ramos-Flores ’12, and Ian Wallace ’12 spent time in host countries teaching English as a foreign language and fostered mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.

In fall 2010, Hamilton Holt student Kari Smith '12 was chosen as one of 130 students from across the country to receive a 2011 David L. Boren Scholarship for international study. This spring national recognition for academic excellence at Rollins continued as Emma Broming '12 was awarded a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship; Ashley Toth '11 was recognized a Barry M. Goldwater Honorable Mention and Meghan Thomas '11, received a Fulbright award to teach English in South Korea. 

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