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CLA Commencement 2019 in Photos

May 17, 2019

By Office of Marketing

Students in commencement attire carry banners which say 2019 on them.
Photo by Scott Cook.

A look back at a few of our favorite moments from the College of Liberal Arts’ 2019 commencement ceremony.

On Sunday, May 12, 2019 graduates of Rollins’ College of the Liberal Arts participated in the 129th commencement ceremony in the Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center. The commencement address was delivered by Robiaun Rogers Charles ’94, vice president of college advancement at Agnes Scott College.

The ceremony honored the accomplishments of the graduates and esteemed faculty members. The following received special recognition at the ceremony.

Student Awards

General Charles McCormick Reeve Scholarship Awards

  • Lizzie Berry
  • Karly Bland
  • Gabbie Buendia
  • Tamer Elkhouly
  • Madison Jenkins
  • Catherine Linder

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion

Ellie Rushing

Faculty Awards

Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship

Ashley Kistler, associate professor of anthropology

Cornell Distinguished Service Award

Alice Davidson, associate professor of psychology

Hugh F. McKean Award

Jana Mathews, associate professor of English

Sullivan Citizens Award

Lorrie Kyle, executive director, Office of the President

Students walk to the auditorium where commencement is being held.Students walk to the auditorium where commencement is being held.
Photo by Scott Cook.
Students in commencement attire pose for a photo.Students in commencement attire pose for a photo.
The class of 2019 valedictorians from left: Lizzie Berry, Karly Bland, Gabbie Buendia, Madison Jenkins, and Catherine Linder.Photo by Scott Cook.
Professors enter the auditorium.Professors enter the auditorium.
Photo by Scott Cook.
A musician plays bagpipes.A musician plays bagpipes.
Photo by Scott Cook.
President Grant Cornwell addresses students.President Grant Cornwell addresses students.
President Grant Cornwell addresses the graduating CLA class of 2019.Photo by Scott Cook.
A professor hugs students before commencement.A professor hugs students before commencement.
Photo by Scott Cook.
Students in the auditorium.Students in the auditorium.
Photo by Scott Cook.
President Cornwell greets a student and a guide dog.President Cornwell greets a student and a guide dog.
Marissa Cobuzio ’19 spent the past year training her service dog, Ari, on campus as part of her Bonner Leaders project.Photo by Scott Cook.
A graduating student waves at the audience.A graduating student waves at the audience.
Photo by Scott Cook.
Professors watch students graduate.Professors watch students graduate.
Photo by Scott Cook.
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President Emerita Rita Bornstein ’04H ’04HALPhoto by Scott Cook.
A student receives their diploma.A student receives their diploma.
Photo by Scott Cook.
A student receives a medal.A student receives a medal.
Photo by Scott Cook.
A student celebrates graduating.A student celebrates graduating.
Photo by Scott Cook.
Ellie Rushing ’19Ellie Rushing ’19
Ellie Rushing ’19 recevied this year’s Algernon Sydney Sullivan medallion, an award presented to a graduating senior whose philosophies place the highest value upon service to others and the community.Photo by Scott Cook.
A student poses with their diploma.A student poses with their diploma.
Photo by Scott Cook.
Students celebrate post-graduation.Students celebrate post-graduation.
Photo by Scott Cook.
A student and their parent after graduation.A student and their parent after graduation.
Photo by Scott Cook.

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