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.

Birth Certificate

In 1973, Flagler College achieved its initial accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This was the most important event in the College’s history. It was our Big Bang, Magna Carta, and Declaration of Independence. It gave the College legitimacy, and to Flagler’s founding fathers it marked the birth of Flagler Nation.