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May 11, 2022

Heart, Courage, and Wisdom: Marybelle Doe’s 2022 Commencement Address

Marybelle Doe ’21, the Hamilton Holt School’s 2022 outstanding graduating senior and one of the first graduates of Rollins’ Pathway to Teaching Program, relates her journey to discover wisdom.

May 09, 2022

Be the Light: Elizabeth Bonker’s 2022 Commencement Address

Rollins College valedictorian Elizabeth Bonker ’22, who is affected by non-speaking autism and communicates solely by typing, urges her fellow graduates to use their voices, serve others, and see the value in everyone they meet.

Clockwise from top right: Emily Curran, Jessika Linnemeyer, Elizabeth Bonker, Sofia Frasz

April 29, 2022

The Height of Success

Rollins’ 2022 valedictorians reflect on the highlights of their college experience and share a glimpse of what’s next.

Rollins’ Class of 2021 seven valedictorians.

May 04, 2021

Peak Performance

Rollins’ seven valedictorians reminisce about favorite memories, share secrets to success, reveal aspirations, and look forward to what’s next.

May 06, 2020

What I’ve Learned: Madison Kress ’20

The Hamilton Holt School’s 2020 Outstanding Graduating Senior forged a unique path through Rollins that exemplifies a sense of purpose and service.

Rollins' 2020 valedictorians

April 29, 2020

View from the Top

Rollins’ six 2020 valedictorians look back on their favorite college memories, share what makes them tick, and eye the horizon.

May 23, 2019

Rollins Announces 2019 Student Award Winners

The College recognized 33 students for their academic achievements and positive contributions to campus and the community at the 2019 Student Awards Banquet.


Hamilton Holt students in their commencement attire.

May 17, 2019

Holt Commencement 2019 in Photos

A look back at some of our favorite moments from the Hamilton Holt School’s 2019 commencement.

Shannon Burrows outside on campus wearing a cap and gown for commencement.

May 09, 2019

What I’ve Learned: Shannon Burrows ’19

For the longest time, the 2019 Holt Outstanding Senior thought Rollins was out of her league. Now, she’s graduating with straight As.

April 25, 2019

Rollins Announces 2019 Commencement Speakers

Robiaun Rogers Charles ’94, Ben Brotemarkle ’93 ’97MLS, and Roseann Harrington ’90MBA will address graduates at this year’s commencement ceremonies.

Becca Wilson ’18

May 22, 2018

What I’ve Learned: Becca Wilson ’18

Valedictorian Becca Wilson ’18 reflects on what drove her to excel—in the classroom and on the court.

April 29, 2015

A Guide to Academic Regalia

You may not know it, but the caps and gowns worn during commencement are full of meaning.