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.

Capital Idea

In 2000, Flagler College created an off campus site at Tallahassee Community College, a unique partnership between a traditional private college and a 2-year public school. The campus is located in Florida’s capital. There are 396 students currently enrolled and there have been 2,121 Tallahassee graduates since 2000 — around 10 percent of all Flagler alumni. Most students are non-traditional, meaning that they are usually older, primarily taking classes at night and often working full time during the day. When the Tallahassee campus first opened, students could receive a degree in business administration or elementary education. Today there are 150 classes taught each semester, and the program also offers degrees in accounting and exceptional student education. Graduates of the education program have earned distinction as Teachers of the Year.