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.

Milestone Maker II

Since he arrived as Dean of Admissions in 1971, Dr. William T. Abare, Jr. accepted the challenge, built the enrollment, and undertook a role in every major milestone achieved by the College during his tenure. Under Dr. Abare’s presidential leadership, the campus grew significantly and the College made commitments to the preservation of its historic buildings and facilities. Additionally, the Faculty Senate was established, the number of full-time faculty was increased, and new majors such as Coastal Environmental Science, Finance, Hospitality, and Tourism Management were introduced under his reign.