The Story Of Flagler College’s First 50 Years Told Through The People, Places And Things That Shaped It

Each of the 50 people, places and things that we selected represent a major milestone in the development of Flagler College. Our selections include the expected and the unexpected, ordinary, everyday objects and the extraordinary people that helped us turn nouns into verbs and change lives. Together, they tell our story. But it is not the complete story. Like all milestones, they indicate how far we have come. They do not measure the thousands of stepping stones, those everyday moments, the hard work and dedication, that got us to those key celebrated moments in our rich history.

Not a Pretty Picture

The word gargoyle sounds like a refreshing mouthwash or a delicious soft cheese, but it is neither. It is a grotesque ornamental detail that is part of our College’s architecture and the name of Flagler’s newspaper. The Gargoyle is a student-run, online-only newspaper that has won more than 112 awards including National Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards and was a finalist for an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker. This distinction is ornamental but not grotesque.