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Founders Day to be held on Sept. 26

Sep 19, 2018

by Jayda Barnes '20

Founders Day will take place Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Anderson Cottage, Westlawn and Student Center. The event is a chance to teach students about the founding of Flagler College.

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As part of the 50th Celebration, Founders Day will be split into three separate events and will focus on connecting students to clubs, as well as to staff and faculty members.

The first portion of the festivities will begin with coffee break at 8:15 a.m. at Anderson Cottage featuring donuts and a continental breakfast. There, Dr. Joyner will welcome everyone, including the local Alumni. He will then introduce Kip Taisey, director of music, who will lead the Flagler College Choir in the singing of the college’s newly penned alma mater.

On the introduction of the new alma mater, Assistant Professor of English and co-writer Craig Woelfel said that it was important “To have a song that the school could share together, and that music could be something that builds in us a sense of community.”

The main event activities will begin at 10 a.m. on the Westlawn. The main event will feature a walk-through museum with archives, club booths with activities, a return of the crowd-favorite personality test of founders, and the 50th Anniversary group picture. The event will close with a twist on the usual trivia night at 7:30 p.m., focusing on questions pertaining to the 50th anniversary, as well as general questions about St. Augustine and Ponce Hall.

Founders Day is “an opportunity to learn about the incredible people who believed in the college enough to help it succeed,” says Lauren Pruett, assistant director of College Relations and organizer of Founders Day.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26 beginning at 8:15 a.m. and ending with the 7:30 p.m. trivia night. It will be a day of collaboration for all of the Flagler Family to celebrate and learn about the college’s founders.

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