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 Flagler Effect

In 1896, Henry Flagler and John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company had a direct impact on the economy of the United States. Today, Flagler College continues to have an impact on the economy of St. Augustine and all of Florida. We call it “The Flagler Effect.” A recent study shows that Flagler College generated $146.3 million in added income to the Northeast Florida region during the Fiscal Year 2016-2017. This impact is the equivalent of 2,653 jobs. Flagler College supports the community’s economic growth through its direct expenses as well as the expenditures of its students, employees, visitors, and alumni. In fact, the accumulated contribution of Flagler alumni currently employed in the regional workforce amounted to $68.6 million in added income during the analysis year.