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.

On Track

In the fall of each year, a railroad spike is handed to every incoming freshman at the College’s Convocation Ceremony. The spike is the symbol of Henry Flagler’s legacy. Flagler was the founder of Florida East Coast Railway. The spike is meant to represent the student’s college education as the first spike in their own life legacy. It is part of a larger Flagler College program called Building Your Legacy which is designed to ensure all first-year students begin with a solid foundation for their college career.

Daniel Stewart from Flagler College on Vimeo.