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 Fulbright Stuff

In 2003, Dr. Ellen Klein, associate professor of philosophy, was Flagler’s first J. William Fulbright Scholar, teaching philosophy at the University of Sarajevo. This prestigious international exchange scholarship program was awarded the following year to Dr. Timothy Johnson, who served as a scholar at Dresden Technical University in Germany. In 2018, Flagler college graduate Alex Banks also had the bright stuff, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Malaysia. They join a select group of Fulbright scholars that include 54 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 29 MacArthur Fellows, and 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom winners.