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    • Fearless About the Future: Flagler College Strategic Plan 2020-2025

      Preparing for a Life Well-Lived: Flagler College launches new Strategic Plan

      May 12
      After more than a year of work, Flagler College has begun implementing its new Strategic Plan, “Preparing for a Life Well-Lived 2025.” Approved by the College’s Board of Trustees earlier this year, the plan is tightly focused on the intellectual, social and personal transformation of students.
    • Lisa Fiala headshot

      Fiala receives Fulbright for international educators

      May 12
      For the first time since 2004, Flagler College has landed a Fulbright award thanks to International Center Direct Lisa Fiala, who was one of 12 professionals across the United States selected for this particular award.
    • Richard Groux headshot

      Groux becomes first alum to head Flagler Board of Trustees

      May 12
      It’s a milestone that hasn’t been lost on Richard Groux Jr. In a year that Flagler College celebrated its 50th anniversary, he also became chair of the college’s Board of Trustees – the first time in Flagler history that an alumnus has held the distinction.
    • Airea Johnson holds a torch over her head in one hand and a laptop in the other.

      Torchlight stories: Flagler student, alums and staff work to help first-generation college students

      May 12
      When Airea Johnson struts across the stage in black cap and gown draped with crimson hood in May 2021, she will be the first person in her family to receive a bachelor’s degree. She is, in fact, the first person in her family to attend college.
    • Elizabeth Pape headshot

      Alumna determined to change conversation surrounding fashion

      May 12
      A student of art history and political science, Elizabeth Pape graduated Flagler with a liberal arts degree in 2012. She turned her passion for art and storytelling into a business with the creation of Elizabeth Suzann, a fashion company that prides itself on authenticity, functionality and sustainability.
    • Jesse Unruh headshot

      Philosophy/Religion alumnus creates law firm powered by technology

      May 12
      Born and raised in Florida, Jesse Unruh graduated from Flagler in 2004 with a degree in Philosophy and Religion. He then earned his master’s in philosophy from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. In 2011, he graduated second in his class from Florida State University College of Law.
    • Jason Tetlak leaning against mural close up

      Flagler alumnus sets Guinness World Record

      May 12
      Jason Tetlak, ‘00, took his interactive art to new heights by setting the Guinness World Record for the largest 3D mural.
    • Flagler Magazine cover Winter 2019

      50 Objects that Shaped Our History

      Jan 4
      To commemorate Flagler College’s 50th Anniversary, we selected the 50 people, places and things that are an important part of the college’s unique history. Here are a few highlights from the collection.
    • Image of college founders huddled for a group photo.

      A Tradition of Generosity

      Jan 4
      The Kenan name has become synonymous with Flagler College, gracing some of the most recognized buildings on campus and stretching back to the very earliest years of the college.
    • Lousie Foster headshot

      Foster continues strong commitment to Flagler

      Jan 4
      Establishes new scholarship to benefit students with financial need
    • Students sitting outside for class, VW van in background.

      First Class Stories

      Jan 4
      Flagler’s charter class looks back on 50 years
    • A student sits with Enzo Torcoletti for discussion in Ponce dining hall.

      Remembering the Early Years

      Jan 4
      Faculty and staff look back on the college’s beginning, and its strong sense of family
    • Flagler Magazine cover Winter 2019

      50 Alumni of Distinction

      Jan 4
      Flagler Alumni who are making a difference in Florida, across the U.S., and beyond
    • Joyner letter

      President's Letter

      Jan 4
      This year we are celebrating an important milestone for Flagler College: 50 years as a thriving college committed to our students, our community and the many rich historical resources on our campus.
    • Environmental archaeologist Lee Newsom

      Illuminating the past

      Oct 18
      Renowned environmental archaeologist Dr. Lee Newsom is unlocking the secrets of Florida’s past alongside Flagler College students. The professor and MacArthur Fellow joined the college last year. She recently sat down with Flagler Magazine to discuss her lifelong devotion to her field, the significance of archaeological work and the impetus behind her decision to move south from Pennsylvania, where she was a professor of Anthropology at Penn State University.
    • A picture of Katrina Roddenberry in zero gravity.

      Flagler grad shoots for the stars with NASA program

      Oct 18
      Many scientists dream of working for an organization like NASA. For one Flagler College Tallahassee graduate, that dream has become a reality. Eighth-grade science teacher Katrina Roddenberry, ‘08, became a member of the inaugural Space Exploration Educator Crew this year, sponsored by Space Center Houston. She was one of 36 teachers from across the country chosen for the elite group, which is an extension of the Space Exploration Educator Conference.
    • Jose Mizrahi standing at a podium giving a speech.

      Flagler’s ‘Lion’s Cage’ winner secures job with Breakthrough Fuel

      Oct 18
      Jose Mizrahi, ‘17, won more than $1,000 and bragging rights when he claimed the top prize in Flagler’s first-ever “Lion’s Cage” competition, based on the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” He also landed a job with one of the judges.
    • Jennifer Saviano

      For former ‘Bachelor’ contestant Jennifer Saviano, success comes with leaps of faith

      Oct 18
      Jennifer Saviano, ‘12, doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. In fact, despite being a self-proclaimed introvert, she’s learned to embrace it.
    • A picture of April Wallace looking at a globe.

      Flagler grad is Teacher of the Year at Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

      Oct 18
      When April Wallace, ‘08, teaches her visually-impaired students about the nature of ducks, she has them feel how water wicks off their feathers to stay dry. To convey the properties of atoms, she has the students themselves represent molecules. To guide students in measuring angles, she creates 90-degree angles by making an “L” on their hand with their thumb and index finger.
    • A picture of Rob Mccarty

      Flagler alum forges his own waves at surf company

      Oct 18
      Rob McCarty was five years old when he picked up a surfboard in his hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Thanks to his passion, and a degree from Flagler College, he’s yet to put one down.
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