Rollins College is honoring legendary major league baseball player Jackie Robinson as its newest recipient of a stone in the Rollins’ “Walk of Fame,” which was created in 1929 to identify significant leaders’ legacies by laying a stone with their names in the center of campus. The “Walk of Fame” contains more than 530 stones that were selected to symbolize the historical figures’ impact, including Abraham Lincoln, Zora Neale Hurston and Martin Luther King Jr.

Robinson’s daughter Sharon, an author and educational consultant for Major League Baseball, will participate in the stone laying ceremony. The stone incorporates a paver from the Riverwalk at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, site of the first integrated baseball game. Members of the Rollins baseball team will be present at the ceremony.

Sharon Robinson is visiting Central Florida as a guest speaker for Rollins’ Winter Park Institute, which presents free lectures by thought leaders from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Robinson will discuss the legacy of her father's values in sports and in life at 7:00 p.m. in the Bush Auditorium. For more information about the lecture, visit www.WinterParkInstitute.org or call 407-691-1995.

 

WHERE:
The Green
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, Fla. 32789

WHEN:
Thursday, January 23
Stone Laying Ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

CONTACT:
Lauren Bradley
Cell: (407) 694-2604
[email protected]

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Founded in 1885, Rollins College is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Located in Winter Park, near Orlando, Rollins is consistently ranked as the number one regional university in the South by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to full-time undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Professional Studies, Rollins offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults through its evening program at the Hamilton Holt School and graduate business degree programs through its Crummer Graduate School of Business, which has been ranked a top MBA program by Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. Rollins serves approximately 3,300 degree-seeking students annually. For more information, visit www.rollins.edu. “Like” Rollins on Facebook and follow on Twitter @RollinsCollege.

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