Photo used with permission of the Orlando Sentinel, copyright 2010 (Jacob Langston)

Rollins Rings in 125 Years

Photo used with permission of the Orlando Sentinel, copyright 2010 (Jacob Langston)

Birthday Celebration

Beans (aka Skillman Hall in the Cornell Campus Center) was decorated in blue and gold in celebration of the College's 125th birthday. Tommy the Tar joined students, faculty, and staff in singing "Happy Birthday" to Rollins—and indulging in a giant birthday cake.

Mosaic by Cecil Mack.

Cecil Mack. Photo by Laura J. Cole

A Mosaic in Time

Using hundreds of images of Rollins people and places, past and present, Cecil Mack ’08HH ’12MAT created a 125th Anniversary photo mosaic of Mills Memorial Hall, complete with Mills lawn, a pair of students sitting on a bench, and the famed Rollins Fox, who makes his appearance on the lawn each spring. The 6-by-4-foot mosaic, which took countless hours over several months to complete, was unveiled on Founders’ Day, November 4, 2010. It is on display at Dave’s DownUnder in the Cornell Campus Center. “What I really loved about the project is how it connected the new with the old,” Mack said. “The image of Mills Hall as an establishment is not what makes up Rollins College to me. It’s a central campus gathering spot that represents the people who have come here, who are here now, and who will one day come here. We are enriched by the places we visit and the people we meet, and I think this mosaic captures that idea perfectly.” More...

Photo by Laura J. Cole.

Student Sculptures

Students in Assistant Professor of Art Joshua Almond’s sculpture class developed concepts for a “public art memorial” honoring members of The 1885 Society. The winning sculpture, Boat Benches by Katherine Tyszko ’11, will be constructed and become a permanent part of the campus landscape thanks to Andy Adler ’99, a Founding Member of The 1885 Society funding the sculpture in memory of his father, Arthur Adler Jr. Other sculpture contest participants included: Catharine Coplin ’13, Leandra Lima ’12 and Margaret Rowland ’11, Anne Patrick ’12, Sarah Showell ’13, and Natascha Vazquez ’12 and Carter Gillikin ’11.

1885 Society

With Gratitude
Thank you to the Founding Members of The 1885 Society. More than 200 alumni, parents, and friends made sustaining commitments to support The Rollins Fund in honor of the College’s 125th Anniversary. For more information, visit

Photo by Judy Watson Tracy.

Rollins, Then and Now

The Olin Library, which marked its 25th Anniversary as Rollins celebrated its 125th, created a unique exhibit featuring five Rollins “students”—mannequins in period dress representing eras of significant events in the College’s history: the College’s founding (1880s), the inaugural Bach Festival (1930s), enrollment of the first African-American students at Rollins (1960s), the opening of the Olin Library (1980s), and the College’s 125th Anniversary (2010). Positioned in various locations throughout the library, the mannequins were accompanied by posters describing student life at Rollins, the role of the library, and historical events of their respective time periods.

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