In 2016–17, you gave $2.91 million to The Rollins Annual Fund for mission-critical purposes of the College, as well as for the Crummer Graduate School of Business, the Hamilton Holt School, and Athletics.
At Rollins, equipping the next generation for success isn’t confined to college-age students. Sometimes, the process starts on a more elementary level.
Rollins’ new Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center welcomed its first students in February. The 5,050-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features three children’s classrooms, a playground, and an undergraduate classroom, as well as research and office space.
In March, the men’s basketball team won the NCAA Division II South Region Championship for the second time in school history and advanced to the Elite Eight before falling to the nation’s top-ranked team. The Tars also claimed the College’s 22nd Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship.
Karina Barbesino ’19 earned a Boren Scholarship, a prestigious award reserved for students who intend to pursue careers in federal national security. Barbesino is using the scholarship’s $20,000 award to participate in a trio of study abroad programs in China this summer and fall.
In some academic circles, science and the liberal arts might be viewed as an either-or proposition. At Rollins, the two go hand in hand.
We’re preparing the next generation of social entrepreneurs and business executives to lead, innovate, and forge sustainable solutions the world over.
Rollins was named a leading producer of U.S. Fulbright Students for a sixth time. In April, music major Ben Wozniak ’17 became the College’s 41st Fulbright recipient since 2006. This fall, he’ll teach English in Germany as part of the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
For the second consecutive year, Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business was named the No. 1 master’s program in the country for leadership and organizational development. The accolade comes from HR.com’s Leadership Excellence Awards, which honors the world’s top leadership programs.
In May, Chemistry professor Pedro Bernal led students on a field study to the Dominican Republic to build and install household water filters. Over the past 21 years, Bernal and his students have installed more than 20,000 filtration systems in rural communities across the island.
We’re putting global citizenship into action in ways that extend beyond the classroom, boldly engaging some of the world’s most pressing issues. From developing clean-water systems in the Dominican Republic to aiding Burmese refugees in Thailand, students regularly put their international education to work around the world.