2017: Lynn's year in review

Take a look back at the year's top news items

Student Philanthropy Team volunteers throw confetti with Day of Giving staff
Oct. 27 marked the university's second annual day of giving. Our One Lynn campaign raised nearly $53,000 in 321 donations.

2017 was a pivotal year in Lynn University’s history, marking the completion of the Lynn 2020 strategic plan two years ahead of schedule (see Lynn magazine’s commemorative issue). The groundbreaking and start of construction on the Christine E. Lynn University Center began the final piece of the Lynn 2020 puzzle and set the stage for even bigger things ahead. 
  
Here’s a look back on Lynn’s 2017 accomplishments: 

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report listed Lynn among the best online programs and the most international university in the South; Forbes ranked Lynn as a low-debt private college.

Recognition

Lynn was named Apple Distinguished School for the third consecutive time and most promising place to work in student affairs; Lynn Dining was recognized by Peta2 for its vegan options, earning an A+ on its “report card,” an honor only 69 of 1,400 schools earned. 

Taking care of business

Lynn hired Dr. Lauri Olivier to expand the entrepreneurship program and Jerry Hildebrand to launch the Social Impact Lab, while the College of Business and Management hosted the inaugural International Business and Entrepreneurship Symposium.

Campus additions

Lynn broke ground on the new university center and in the fall, students moved into the new Mary and Harold Perper Residence Hall.

It's academic

Lynn acquired Digital Media Arts College and announced the new College of Communication and Design to house the new offerings; the School of Aeronautics is now the Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics; a B.F.A. in drama was added to the College of Arts and Sciences; and Lynn+ Watson was expanded to offer a social entrepreneurship degree on Lynn’s campus and in Boulder, Colorado. 

Lynn people

Several employees were elevated to new positions, including Anthony Altieri, vice president for student affairs; Katrina Carter-Tellison, academic dean in addition to her role as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Erin Garcia, director of international programs and services. Robert Watson headlined commencement.

Athletics

The Fighting Knights took on Division I teams in the first-ever South Florida Showdown; incoming freshman golfer Toto Gana was one of only two collegiate amateurs to qualify for the 2017 Masters Tournament and was Lynn's first team member to receive an invitation; Lynn added men’s cross country and track; Men’s golf and men’s soccer finished NCAA Division II national runners-up.

Those are just a few of the year’s many achievements. View additional 2017 initiatives and accomplishments in Lynn news.

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Debate team students
Lynn Debate hosted and Marisa McGrady and Will Conway were victorious in Lynn's Gold Coast BP Debate Tournament Nov. 10!
Kathryn Hamm, faculty member
Ja'dan Johnson and Samuel Nvota won Finalists in Lynn's Gold Coast BP Debate Tournament.
Lynn students Ja'dan Johnson and Samuel Nvota won Finalists in Lynn's Gold Coast BP Debate Tournament.
Kathryn Hamm, faculty member
Debate team member in the back room
Chris Cohen efficiently kept Lynn's Gold Coast BP Fall 2018 Tournament in order from the Tabulation Room.
Kathryn Hamm, faculty member
Congrats to Lynn University, AMA Higher Ed Marketing Team of the Year finalists!
Congrats to Lynn University, AMA Higher Ed Marketing Team of the Year finalists!
Sherrie Weldon, staff member
Watson Institute students don orange capes at a Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
Watson scholars donned orange capes to demonstrate their entrepreneurial courage at the November Boca Chamber breakfast.
Sherrie Weldon, staff member
Kevin M. Ross, aka Capt. America
Lynn President Kevin Ross spoke at the Boca Chamber November Membership Breakfast.
Sherrie Weldon, staff member

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