Tinlin House becomes new counseling center to Flagler College
Jordan Puyear, ‘17
On March 6, 2018, the Tinlin House opened as Flagler College’s new Counseling Center. The facility is named after Judge Charles J. Tinlin and Mary Tinlin, Flagler’s Associate Director of Counseling. The Tinlin House will hold four offices, a reception area, a kitchen, and two group rooms.
This facility is meant to serve Flagler’s students and provide care for mental health and overall well-being. The Tinlin House will also support Flagler’s partnership with Young Life and the Youth Ministry services.
“[The Tinlin House] provides us an opportunity for respite for our students in the counseling office, the expanded space will allow them to meet the demands of our students as well as to provide various therapy modalities,” Flagler President Dr. Joseph Joyner said. “The Tinlins are fabulous Saints, Saints both in graduates and Saints in people, and I want to say thank you to both of them from the college,” Joyner said.
Charles Tinlin has served as a judge for St. Johns County since 1990, and was elected to the Flagler’s board of trustees in 2015. As the chair of the student affairs committee, he also has oversight over the counselling program. Mary Tinlin holds a masters degree in counseling, and has been on staff of the college for 27 years. She served as the director of the counseling program until she elected to slow down a little and become associate director.
“This counseling center will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the students at Flagler College, and this center will give the college and our counselors a space they will need to accommodate those needs,” Charles Tinlin said. “We are very proud to be able to take part in this.”