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Alumni Weekend 2011

Oct 4, 2011
by Staff

From awards and cocktails to surfing and athletics, Alumni Weekend had something for everybody. Athletic Hall of Fame inducts two … and a team  Flagler College held its eighth annual Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Alumni Weekend this past April where two individuals, along with an entire national championship men’s tennis team, were inducted.

Richard “Skip” Abrams, ‘80 – men’s basketball

Abrams lettered in basketball at Flagler from 1976-80. He still holds the college’s record for most free throws attempted in a game with 19 vs. Saint Leo College in 1978. Abrams is currently the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Flagler College Alumni Association.

Sherri Anthony, ‘82 – Women’s Basketball & Softball

Anthony was a four-year starting point guard at Flagler from 1978-82. She helped lead the Saints to an 18-7 record and the AIAW State Title as a freshman. Flagler went on to play in the regional tournament, representing all the schools in Florida. As a senior, Anthony was selected as the team’s most valuable player. She still holds the career record for assists at Flagler with 368 and is 11th on the all-time scoring list with 751 points. Anthony has coached girls’ basketball at Allen D. Nease High School for the past 25 years.

1977 Men’s tennis team

The team won the NAIA National Championship, the first of two titles. Gordon Jones was the singles champion, and he teamed with Jim Twigg to win the doubles title.

Three alumni awarded for achievements and contributions

Pride of Flagler Award – Dan Stewart, ‘78

Stewart began working at Flagler College in 1980 and was the director of Athletics from 1982 to 1993. He helped form the Florida Sun Conference and served as commissioner from 1993 to 2006. In 1993, he was appointed dean of Student Services and has received the Administrator of the Year award four times.

Professional Achievement Award – Dr. Thomas Kelleher, ‘93

Kelleher serves as associate professor and chair of the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii. He published “Public Relations Online: Lasting Concepts for Changing Media” in 2006 and has been published in 10 scholarly journals.

Community Service Award – William “Bill” Walter, ‘84

Walter is the owner of St. Augustine Center for Living, a care facility and day treatment program for developmentally disabled adults. Over the past two years, he helped raised thousands of dollars for Relay for Life, and he is funding a bedroom at the Bailey Family Center for Caring for the terminally ill.

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