Each year a worthy member of the community is recognized at the Winter Park History Museum’s Peacock Ball. This year, Dr. Rita Bornstein, our beloved Rollins College President Emeritus, and leader in the community was honored at this celebration.
On Friday, November 10, hundreds of people were in attendance for the black tie affair at the Alfond Inn, in Winter Park, Florida to celebrate the 11th Annual Peacock Ball. A cocktail hour followed by a dinner was concluded with dancing to the Orlando Big Band as they preformed favorites from Tangos to Waltzes; Glenn Miller to Cab Calloway; and many more.
The Honoree, Dr. Rita Bornstein was acknowledged for her accomplishments with Rollins College as they rose from number 6 to number 1 among Regional Universities in the South in the US News & World Report. During her 14 year tenure as President. Upon her retirement she was named Citizen of the Decade by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Bornstein currently serves on many boards including the Parkinson Association of Central where she helps to raise funds and awareness at the annual Walk for Parkinson in April of each year.
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