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.

Making Waves

The surfboard has been a part of Flagler culture since the beginning, and it also speaks to the College’s choice location near the beach. You don’t have to go far to see a surfboard strapped to the top of a car or a wet suit hanging off a railing. The Flagler Surf Club competes in the National Scholastic Surfing Association and regularly scores at the top against much larger colleges across the country. Flagler alumni continue to make waves. In 2016, St. Johns County Court Judge, Flagler College alumnus, and serious surfer, the Honorable Charles J. Tinlin, ‘79, became the ninth alumnus elected to Flagler College’s Board of Trustees.