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In Memory of former professor Robin King

Mar 4, 2011
by Staff

Dr. J. Robin King, former professor of philosophy at Flagler College, passed away Dec. 9, 2010, after a 17-year battle with brain cancer. He was 63.

King joined the Flagler faculty in the fall of 1987 as an assistant professor of philosophy and religion. He retired with the rank of associate professor in 1999.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Dr. Darien Andreu, whom he met in 1987 when they were both new faculty members of the college.

While he had not taught at Flagler in more than a decade, he remained an integral part of the college community and was widely popular among alumni. In 2005, the Dr. Robin King Philosophy and Religion Scholarship was established by his former students and is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates academic achievement and exceptional community service.

He graduated with a B.A. in history and religion from Wesleyan University in 1969; served in the U.S. Army for two years, including eight months in Vietnam; earned a master’s degree in religious studies from the Hartford Seminary in 1974; and was awarded a Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1977.

There will be a memorial service at Alumni Weekend on Friday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in the Ringhaver Student Center.

Read More: Tribute to Dr. King by alumna Ginger Riggs, ’90

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