From Your President

So, how has the Rollins network benefited you lately? Because of a recent job change that takes me from Central Florida to Chicago, I am heartened by the willingness of our alumni community to connect with a fellow Tar. This type of lifestyle change shows me why the Rollins alumni network is so important, and I look forward to renewing Rollins friendships and making new ones throughout the Chicago area. Mine is just one example of the power of the Rollins network—a testament to the sense of community that our college represents. I encourage you to spread the “Rollins word” by sharing the story of your greatest connection to the College with current and prospective students and parents, educators, community members and organizations, and of course, other alumni. We are the best ambassadors for the College because we are the people who have lived, explored, and learned the Rollins experience, on its beautiful campus or in another fascinating place in the world.

Our community would be incomplete without the great pride we all have for Rollins. I can think of many alumni who jump at the chance to return to campus for Reunion, or any other reason! But whether we live near or far from Winter Park, we still stay connected. I hope you continue to show your connection and pride by wearing a Rollins t-shirt, putting an alumni decal on your car, ordering a Rollins license plate, attending a college-sponsored event, making a gift to Rollins, and buying a brick on the Walk of Fame. There are countless opportunities to demonstrate your pride and give back through regional chapters, annual Reunions, The Rollins Fund, Career Connections and the Rollins Internship Program, and the Rollins Admission Network (RAN). Show your Rollins pride and discover the power of the Rollins network!

The newest way to get involved is through regional chapters. Alumni Clubs are growing throughout the country and the participation, feedback, and interest are at an all-time high. To learn more about these Clubs and how to get involved, visit In October, the Rollins College Alumni Association Board of Directors held its off-campus meeting in conjunction with the Rollins Club of Washington, D.C. fall reception. The Alumni Board and I had a great time getting to know DC-area alumni and learning how we can continue to expand the regional chapters program.

I hope you enjoy the new appearance of this section of Rollins Magazine, which suitably features Club News, Reunion, Class News and an Alumni Reflection all under your Alumni Association’s vision of “Connected for Life.” To stay connected, be sure to visit to sign up for a lifetime Rollins email address, read the latest edition of FoxFlash, register for upcoming events and trips with the Travel Program, search and find friends through Alumni Directory on AlumniConnect, and connect with the Rollins Alumni Association on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Flickr.

Fiat Lux,

Sam Stark ’91
President, Rollins Alumni Association