Rollins at a Glance... Week of February 28

March 04, 2011

A flurry of activity continuously sweeps through Rollins each week. Whether academic, cultural or entertaining in nature, these happenings embody the College’s passionate commitment to excellence, innovation, community and fun. Take a look at what happened this week at Rollins…


Peter Harvey (Class of 2011) Ronald McDonald House

The Rollins men's lacrosse team posted six goals against fourth-ranked Limestone, but fell to the Saints 26-6 in South Region action on Sunday afternoon. Rollins drops to an overall record of 0-4, while the Saints pick up their second win in as many days and advance to 3-0 on the young season.

Photo by Jim Hogue

On Sunday, the J.U.M.P. group participated in the Share-A-Meal program at the Ronald McDonald House. As a part of this volunteer activity, the students prepared breakfast for approximately twenty guests staying at RMH. RMH provides a "home away from home" for families with children in the hospital or receiving medical care in the area.

IMG_4517 President Lewis M. Dunca, Mayor of Winter Park Ken Bradley and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Sharon Carrier

On Sunday, February 27, the Black Student Union (BSU) hosted Soul Food Sunday, a signature event of the organization. This semi-formal, catered dinner of traditional African-American cuisine celebrated Black History Month and honored individuals at Rollins who have been instrumental in furthering the goals of the BSU, such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Dean of the Chapel Patrick Powers and BSU advisor Robert Whetstone. Students, faculty, staff and alumni came together to celebrate BSU and its ongoing mission of building a more inclusive and welcoming community.

Photo by Rachel Luce-Hitt

On Monday, February 28, Rollins President Lewis Duncan presented a letter of appreciation to Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, the City Commissioners and the City of Winter Park for their support during Rollins 125th anniversary celebration and for the inauguration of the “Winter Park-Rollins Community Recognition Award” that will annually celebrate the historic and cooperative relationship between the College and the City.

Photo by Lauren Bradley

Marissa Giannerini Kayli Ragsdale (Class of 2011)

Marissa Giannerini matched a program record nine points with five goals and four assists as the Rollins women's lacrosse team made easy work of Notre Dame College (Oh.) as they thrashed the Falcons 23-5 on Monday. Rollins advances to 3-1 on the season, and send the Falcons packing with an overall record of 1-2.

Photo by Jim Hogue

Rollins dropped just four total games in singles and rolled to a 9-0 victory over Lake Superior State on Tuesday, March 1. The tone was set early as Rollins won each of the doubles matches in dominating fashion.

Photo by Jim Hogue

Nikola Baran (Class of 2011) David Yawalkar (Class of 2013)

Top seeded Rollins ran away with an 83-62 win over eighth-seeded Barry in the quarterfinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 2. The 21st-ranked Tars led 42-18 at the half, holding Barry to just seven field goals in the frame and then cruised in the second period.

Photo by Jim Hogue

Rollins fell into a hole after doubles and couldn't make it up in singles as the sixth-ranked Tars lost to 10th-ranked Concordia (N.Y.) 6-3 on Thursday. Rollins drops to 2-4 on the young season while Concordia stays perfect at 5-0. 

Photo by Jim Hogue

Margaret Junker (Class of 2011) Property for Alfond Inn at Rollins

The 10th-ranked Rollins women's tennis team picked up its third straight victory with a 6-3 win over Brenau on Thursday. Rollins (7-2) dropped two of three doubles matches, but was strong in singles play to secure the victory. 

Photo by Jim Hogue

Vice President for Business and Finance & Treasurer Jeffrey Eisenbarth overlooks the site of the Alfond Inn at Rollins, located at the corner of New England and Interlachen avenues in Winter Park.  On March 3, Rollins announced the selection of Maine-based The Olympia Companies as the co-developer/operator of the Inn.  Groundbreaking is slated for October 2011, and the Inn is projected to open in summer 2013

Photo by Lauren Bradley

Kevin Mager (Class of 2012) Julian Bond

A five-run sixth lifted the Rollins Tars past the Saint Anselm Hawks Thursday night at Alfond Stadium as Rollins scored in only two frames for the victory. With the win, Rollins improves to 10-4 on the season, while Saint Anselm drops to 5-3.

Photo by Jim Hogue

Former NAACP Chairman, social activist and Winter Park Institute Scholar Julian Bond presented his views on the history of American civil rights on Thursday night.

Photo by Julian Chambliss

Pathways to College

On Friday, March 4, high school students from all over the country involved with the Boys and Girls Club came to visit Rollins for Pathways to College. They played fun icebreakers with students and faculty, got a tour of our beautiful campus, enjoyed lunch with the Rollins community, and had a chance to have all of their college questions answered by a faculty panel as well as a student panel.

Photo by Michelle Lonk

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