Rollins Names 2024 Alumni Award Winners

November 30, 2023

By Jessica Firpi ’11

Alumni Award winners Tony LeVecchio ’68 ’69MBA, Kathy Redwine ’94, Falecia Williams ’91, and Isabel DeJesus ’11 ’15MBA.
From left to right: Anthony LeVecchio ’68 ’69MBA, Kathy Redwine ’94, Falecia Williams ’91, and Isabel DeJesus ’11 ’15MBA.

Meet the recipients of the 2024 Fred Rogers Global Citizenship Award, Distinguished Alumni Award, Recent Alumni Achievement Award, and Alumni Service Award.

Each year, Rollins faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are asked to nominate outstanding graduates for the Alumni Awards, an annual celebration recognizing the impact our grads have had on society. From these nominations, the Alumni Board selects recipients who serve as role models in their community and personify the values and mission of the College. Once the top Tars are chosen, they’re recognized by their peers during Alumni Weekend—to be held March 21-24, 2024.

This year’s award winners include graduates who have made significant contributions in everything from mental health counseling and higher education to business consulting and professional development. Here’s a closer look at this year’s Alumni Award recipients and their extraordinary efforts to lead meaningful lives and productive careers.

Alumni Award winner Kathy Redwine ’94

Fred Rogers Global Citizenship Award

In honor of beloved alumnus Fred Rogers ’51 ’74H, this award recognizes prominent alumni who exemplify the Rollins mission of global citizenship and responsible leadership through their extraordinary achievements and impact on society.

Kathy Redwine ’94

Owner, Redwine Counseling, LLC

Kathy Kalin Redwine ’94 is a distinguished Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and play therapist who exudes an unwavering passion for the transformative impact of counseling across all ages. Redwine, who studied psychology at Rollins and earned a master’s in clinical community counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has won numerous awards, like the prestigious Youth Adult Partnership Award from the National Network for Youth, recognizing her early efforts to combat youth homelessness. She’s produced How to Deal with How I Feel, a coloring book about how to cope and express emotions in healthy ways, and founded Girls on the Run of the Grand Strand, a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls through positive youth development programming. She hosts the mental health podcast “Dealing and Feeling” and splits her time between private practice and nonprofit work, showcasing her holistic approach to mental health and commitment to making a positive difference.

Alumni Award winner Falecia Williams ’92

Distinguished Alumni Award

Recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding success and achieved remarkable distinction through their professional accomplishments

Falecia Williams ’91

President, Prince George’s Community College

Recognized as a transformational leader, Falecia D. Williams ’91 is the president of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), assuming her role after an illustrious career spanning more than two decades at Valencia College. Williams studied psychology at Rollins before going on to earn a master’s in education, teaching, and learning from Stetson University and a doctorate in education from the University of Central Florida. Placing a profound emphasis on both learning and leading, her extensive track record in higher education reflects a commitment to catalyzing positive change. In addition to guiding the strategic plan and vision at PGCC, Williams is a sought-after keynote speaker and has received numerous honors and awards, including recognition as one of Washington, D.C.’s Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian and Orlando Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful.

Alumni Award winner Isabel Artemis DeJesus ’11 ’15MBA

Recent Alumni Achievement Award

Recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of alumni who graduated within the past 10 years

Isabel Artemis DeJesus ’11 ’15MBA

Vice President of Admission and Programs, Watson Institute

Isabel Artemis DeJesus ’11 ’15MBA is at the forefront of driving recruitment, establishing partnerships, and developing operational strategies at the Watson Institute to identify and enroll impact-driven entrepreneurs into prestigious fellowship programs. She first earned a bachelor’s in economics at Rollins and then an MBA from Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business. With a wealth of experience spanning over a decade in the social impact sector, DeJesus leads a global team dedicated to recruitment, advises on program design, and spearheads the Watson Institute’s latest venture—a workforce development and career accelerator program. With a combination of thoughtful leadership, strategic vision, and operational excellence, DeJesus is well-equipped to navigate the dynamic landscape of social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Alumni Award winner Tony LeVecchio ’68 ’69MBA

Alumni Service Award

Recognizes alumni who provide exceptional leadership to the College and their community through volunteerism and service activities

Anthony LeVecchio ’68 ’69MBA

President & Owner, The James Group Inc.

Anthony J. LeVecchio ’68 ’69MBA sits at the helm of a general business consulting firm specializing in advising CEOs across diverse industries in both public and private companies. He’s also the chairman of the board at Intrusion Inc., a publicly traded cybersecurity company based in Plano, Texas. A former member of the Rollins Board of Trustees, LeVecchio studied economics at Rollins and earned an MBA with a concentration in finance from Crummer. He has sat on the boards of numerous public companies, including LegacyTexas Bank, UniPixel, and Medical Alliance, as well as on the boards of over 20 private companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to companies with over $100 million in annual revenues. With an extensive background in corporate governance and financial management, LeVecchio has contributed to academia as a lecturing professor in the School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas.

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