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  • A picture of Pollard Hall.

    A Salute to the Generous Alumni Supporters of Pollard Hall

    Sep 29
    On Aug. 22, Flagler College celebrated the grand opening of Pollard Hall, the first new academic building to be constructed on campus since the completion of the Proctor Library. Pollard Hall comprises 18,600 square feet in three interconnected two-story structures housing Flagler’s Communication Department and other academic departments. 
  • Princeton Review 2017,

    Flagler ranks high in U.S. News, Princeton Review lists

    Sep 29
    Flagler College ranked 8th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges for Best Regional Colleges in the South. Other schools in the top 10 included High Point University in North Carolina, Florida Southern College and the University of the Ozarks in Arizona. There were more than 70 colleges and universities included in the first tier of the South rankings.
  • A picture of Devon Jeffreys on a racetrack.

    Sports gets personal

    Sep 29
    As a content coordinator for media company Athlete Interactive, Devon Jeffreys, ’08, has taken a slightly more personal approach to sports reporting.
  • Tim Johnson in front of Flagler's Memorial Presbyterian Church

    First Endowed Professorship Makes Flagler History

    Sep 29
    In 2014, thanks to a gift from Craig and Audrey Thorn, Flagler celebrates a historic milestone: the creation of the College’s first-ever endowed professorship. The Craig and Audrey Thorn Distinguished Professor of Religion position, which was awarded to Dr. Timothy J. Johnson, marks the first time Flagler has created a named endowed professorship.
  • Fall 2014 cover of Flagler College Magazine.

    Alumni Notes

    Sep 29
    Class of 1977 Frank Novak was recently rehired at Matanzas High School, where he retired a year ago, and is happy to be able to make a difference in the lives of students again. He has enjoyed traveling this past year to Cancun, Mexico, and several other cities throughout Florida, and plans to visit Brigantine Beach, N.J., over the summer. He is single and enjoying life.
  • A picture of Christy Harding and Arianna.

    The gift of life

    Sep 29
    Would you donate your kidney to a complete stranger? Christy Harding did.
  • Fall 2014 cover of Flagler College Magazine.

    Four Couples Named Honorary Alumni

    Sep 29
    The Alumni Association of Flagler College may grant permanent Honorary Alumni status in recognition of conspicuous, ongoing, enduring, and dedicated service on behalf of the College or the Alumni Association. This designation is a very high honor; prior to 2014, only five members of the College community had been conferred this status: Dr. and Mrs. William T. Abare, Jr., Dr. William Proctor, and Pierre and Shirley Thompson. At this year’s Spring Donor Dinner, Flagler welcomed four couples to Honorary Alumni status. 
  • Flagler President William T. Abare Jr. was awarded the Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award, which goes to an individual “whose life exemplifies the guardianship of Florida’s historic properties through philosophy and actions.”

    Trusted for Preservation

    Sep 29
    A multimillion-dollar project to restore the former Hotel Ponce de Leon’s Solarium has been recognized as one of the state’s top historic preservation projects. 
  • Alumnus Ryan Dettra uses business skills to launch one of Florida’s first distilleries in St. Augustine

    The Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Sep 29
    There are only a handful of craft distilleries in Florida. It’s a venture not for the faint of heart. Between competing with the big dogs (i.e. Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker) to following painstaking, authentic procedures, making small-batch spirits is something not many entrepreneurs take on.  
  • A picture of Eric Hoffman.

    Faculty Q&A with Eric Hoffman

    Sep 29
    Eric Hoffman has only just finished his first year at Flagler College, but the associate professor of communication is wasting no time making an impact.
  • Kayla Hoelzel, Jessey Mitchell and Brittany Kassis present at the Embry Riddle conference

    Research on the Rise

    Sep 29
    For the second year in a row, Flagler College students took home the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award at an April psychology conference held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. And while many may not equate research with a liberal arts college, work much like that done by students Kayla Hoelzel, Jessey Mitchell and Brittany Kassis, is becoming common at Flagler College.
  • Flagler sophomore Madyson Rynne works at the school in Mexico.

    Deaf education students get hands-on learning at Mexican school

    Sep 29
    In 2011, the small Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende established a school for deaf students, the first of its kind in the area. Last spring, a group of Flagler College deaf education students traveled to San Miguel for a week to help the school take its next steps.
  • Elizabeth “Mookie” Whitten spends her time working in a small village in Laos.

    Flagler scholarship helps student pursue teaching overseas

    Sep 29
    An $800 scholarship might not sound like much, but for Flagler College junior Elizabeth “Mookie” Whitten and a small village in Laos, it makes a world of difference.
  • Greg Bamford and his daughter, Sophia.

    Developing the entrepreneurial spirit

    Sep 29
    How does a Flagler alumnus with a business degree end up owning one of the top adventure travel resorts in Nicaragua? For Greg Bamford, ‘89, it all started with an idea he dreamed up during his freshman year at Flagler. Now, almost 30 years later, his entrepreneurial spirit is going strong in Mango Rosa Resort Nicaragua.
  • Fall 2014 cover of Flagler College Magazine

    Remembering Rachel Lloyd, '89

    Sep 29
    Rachel Lloyd passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2014. Rachel lived in Winter Park and worked at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical, where she was loved and recognized as a warm, compassionate and loyal friend. An accounting and mathematics major at Flagler, she was an active member of the Alumni Association and attendee of Flagler College events. Her family has set up an annual scholarship in her name at Flagler College.
  • A picture of Walter Shinn.

    Goodbye to a tennis legend

    Sep 29
    After 35 years as the head women’s tennis coach and five national titles, Flagler College’s Walter Shinn has finally called it a match. Shinn retired at the end of the spring season. 
  • “The Encyclopedia of Epic Films” graphic.

    Wilson, Santas publish ‘Epic’ encyclopedia on films

    Sep 29
    Soon after film came into existence, the term “epic” was used to describe productions that were lengthy, spectacular, filled with action and often filmed in exotic locales with large casts and staggering budgets.
  • Walter Shinn and Colin Crothers inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame.

    Flagler College inducted two tennis greats at the 11th annual Athletics Hall of Fame

    Sep 29
    Colin Crothers, ‘84 – men’s tennis Crothers was a three-time NAIA All-American from 1982-84. In 1982 and 1983, he reached the national quarterfinals, and in 1984, he and Peter Ryan advanced to the NAIA doubles finals. Currently, Crothers is in his 16th season as the head women’s tennis coach at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. 
  • Bozard, Dubois and Simmons recognized for career achievements and service at 2014 Alumni Awards

    Three recognized for career achievements and service at 2014 Alumni Awards

    Sep 29
    Letti Bozard, ‘97, received the Community Service Award, which is presented to alumni who have demonstrated outstanding contributions serving their community.
  • A picture of Sally Blake.

    Blake finds her way to Sesame Street

    Jul 14
    Science education for kids has always been a passion for Sally Blake. Now, that passion has landed her a role in trying to figure out how better to bring it to viewers of the popular PBS show, “Sesame Street.”
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