A Beautiful Day for a Neighbor

Mister Rogers changing his shoes on the set of his TV show.

Everyone’s Favorite Neighbor

Find out how Fred Rogers ’51 ’74H was shaped by his time at Rollins, and explore his lifelong connection to his alma mater and his lasting impact on our community.

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Artist Paul Day pictured with the Fred Rogers sculpture.

About the Artist

Paul Day is a British sculptor renowned for his public monuments. Day has four major monuments in London, including memorials to the Queen Mother, the Battle of Britain and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a 30-foot-tall statue dedicated to romantic love called “The Meeting Place” in London’s St. Pancras Station.

Day is currently preparing two new public sculptures for Great Britain: a memorial to Submariners for the Royal Navy and a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn.

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Paul Day works on a sculpture of Mister Rogers.

Crafting An Icon

Explore how Paul Day created a Rollins monument to the College’s most famous alumnus.

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Lead Sculpture Donors

Ted ’68 ’18H and Barbara ’68 ’18H Alfond
Dr. Rita Bornstein ’04HAL ’04H
Betsy and Dick DeVos
Ryan ’13 & Michelle DeVos
Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation
The Joe and Sarah Galloway Foundation
Rick and Susan Goings Foundation
The Allan E. ’70 ’71MBA ’10H and Linda S. Keen Family
Bill ’80MBA and Becky Manuel
McFeely-Rogers Foundation
Jack ’69 ’70MBA and Sharon Myers
The Michael P. O'Donnell ’78 Family
Sarah ’80MAT and George Sprinkel
Swann Hadley Stump Dietrich & Spears, P.A.
Richard R. Swann and Family
Synovus Bank

Additional Sculpture Contributors

Rick and Mary Alice Baldwin
James T. and Diana P. Barnes
Marcia A. Bexley
Bill ’70 ’71MBA and Jane ’71 Bieberbach
Jeffrey and Caroline Blydenburgh
M. Elizabeth Brothers ’89H
Julie Ashby Citrin ’88
Fred A. Droze ’81 ’80MBA
Orlando Evora ’82
Wilson H. Flohr ’69 ’71MBA
Bill ’99H and Joanne Frederick
Julia L. Frey and David J. Carter ’93
Mrs. Louis Frey, Jr.
Joe Friedman ’49
Alan Ginsburg
David ’83 and Carroll ’85 Goggin
Ralph V. and Carol C. Hadley
Mike Hotary
Larry and Carol Humes, in Honor of Elizabeth Brothers
Paul Clifton Jessen
David H. Lord ’69 ’71MBA ’16H
Michael ’63 and Diane Maher