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.

The Curtain Also Rises

From world renowned performers and college theatrical performances to educational lectures and top political commentators, the Flagler College Lewis Auditorium has been the center of cultural activity since its opening in 1991. The auditorium is used by community organizations including the Emma Concert Association and the St. Augustine Film Festival. The educational and cultural programs have enriched the lives of Flagler students and our community. It is also home to the Flagler College Theatre Arts Department. In 2017, Flagler won seven national awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival including the top award for outstanding production and ensemble for Flagler’s performance of a new translation by Andrew Upton and Benedict Andrews of Jean Genet’s “The Maids.”