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.

Doing the Right Thing

Flagler College Volunteers is a student led club. The Volunteers help feed the homeless through their Dining with Dignity Program. The club also partners with the Boys and Girls Club, the SAFE Animal Shelter, and a host of others as they make a difference around the corner and around the globe. Flagler Athletics expects all its student-athletes to take part in community service. Together, Flagler volunteers logged more than 9,000 hours in 2017. Flagler students were also active in storm cleanup and relief efforts following Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. The Alternative Spring Break lets students spend their week off helping those in need. Students have done construction projects in Kentucky and worked with the homeless in Washington, D.C. In addition, many Flagler professors create innovative “Community Integrated Education” projects that engage students in unique experiences in St. Augustine. In a recent “Artists-in-Residence” course, for example, students created art with individuals from the Council on Aging and the homeless shelter St. Francis House.