While in town for a lecture at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in March, Former President Bill Clinton stopped outside of the Flagler College Communication Building to pose with students from Communication Chair Tracy Halcomb’s TV Production class.
When the former Hotel Ponce de Leon — the centerpiece of Flagler College and a National Historic Landmark — was left out of the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ “Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places” competition, the Flagler community took action.
The Ponce garnered enough write-in votes to be recognized among the top 100 buildings in the state and now joins other Florida architectural structures including the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World, the Historic Capitol Building in Tallahassee, the Florida Aquarium in Tampa and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus of Florida Southern College.
Former Flagler first baseman John Sgromolo (above) was selected as the Division II male winner of the NCAA Sportsmanship Award. This is the first time a Flagler College student-athlete has won it.
The Sportsmanship Award honors student-athletes who have demonstrated the ideals of sportsmanship, including fairness, civility and respect.
Flagler College’s Garrett Bush, Jonathan Armold and John Sgromolo were each selected in June’s 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, marking the first time three players from the school were selected in one draft.
Popular Flagler College Forum speaker Jim Toedtman, editor of AARP’s Bulletin, has been named director of the series on government and public policy.
Toedtman, a speaker at the program for the last 13 years, succeeds Victor Ostrowidzki (right), who passed away this past spring after battling cancer. Ostrowidzki, 80, was a veteran journalist and former White House reporter who covered every presidential election from 1964 to 1988. He joined the faculty at Flagler in 1997, founded the Forum series and taught classes on elections and the media.
A visit by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney brought a crowd of thousands to Flagler College’s West Lawn on Aug. 13, along with media coverage that spanned the globe.
A crowd estimated at 4,500 watched as Romney, introduced by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, delivered a speech that focused on the economy and small businesses.
Flagler College once again cracked the top 10 in the South for Best Regional Colleges in U.S. News and World [...]
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