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Presidential Inauguration In Review

Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy 

Flagler College’s highest priority has always been to educate and prepare students for responsible and informed citizenship. As we cultivate a learning environment that serves our students for the ever-changing world around us, we emphasize the values of civility, integrity, collegiality, stewardship, and community.  

During Flagler College’s Inaugural Week, these ideals were embraced with the theme of “Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy.” This not only represents our vision for the future, but also our commitment to encouraging and supporting all students to achieve their greatest potential. 

Reach Out Raise Up Day of Service

A student-led community service day put on by FC Volunteers, and attended by more than 200 students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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Investing in the Community

Personal Finance and Business Workshops led by Flagler College Faculty and Alumni.

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Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy

An alumni panel that discussed the questions: What does citizenship require and what does diverse democracy mean? What are the practical tools that can help society build and use the country’s diversity to address common goals and challenges?

Four Channels: A Collaborative Project Between the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and the GTM Research Reserve

Artist and musician Olivia Block’s exhibition, “Four Channels,” is a collaboration between the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve using recorded material from the oyster reef and marshes at GTMNERR, gathered with the assistance of Flagler College students, that she considers a “sound installation for animals.”

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Naturalization Ceremony

Flagler College and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services held a Naturalization Ceremony on Feb. 21 in the Lewis Auditorium for approximately 50 individuals as part of the college’s Inaugural Week for new President Dr. Joseph G. Joyner.

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Progress? The Art of Activism

The college's Gallery Management class held an exhibition featuring reproductions of political posters from the Yanker Poster Collection of the Library of Congress.

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Keynote address

"Diversity in a Democracy: What Can We Learn from Socrates?” by Dr. Georgia Nugent, Senior Fellow at The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), is president emerita of Kenyon College and former interim president of The College of Wooster.

Inauguration Ceremony 

Flagler College inaugurated its fourth president, Dr. Joseph G. Joyner, on Saturday, Feb. 24, in a formal ceremony that drew presidents from some of the state’s largest universities, local politicians and other dignitaries.

Joyner officially began his presidency in July 2017, but an inauguration is a college’s formal ceremony that both installs and celebrates a new president.

Dignitaries who spoke at the inauguration included St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver, John Thrasher, president of Florida State University, and Dr. John C. Hitt, president of the University of Central Florida. Joyner holds degrees from both Florida State and Central Florida.

President Joyner's Inauguration Speech


Inauguration Ceremony Program

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Watch the Inauguration Ceremony 

Installation Poem 

An installation poem, “Prospecting for Gold,” was written and read by poet and Associate Professor of English Dr. Liz Robbins.