Collins Connection

Collins Living-Learning Center's alumni newsletter



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What's the best time for the reunion?


Collins students awarded scholarships


Send in your updates!


Faculty/Staff Reception

 Reunion News


We're looking foward to setting a date for the 40th Anniversary Reunion.  Please take this survey to let us know which times would work best for you!

Are you interested in helping to plan the Collins 40th Anniversary Reunion?  If so, email us!


Give to Collins

As we all know, times are hard.  Increasingly, active students struggle to find the funds needed to stay at Collins.  To help, we have set up scholarships, which empower students to take on worthy projects that increase the sense of community within Collins and Bloomington.

If you are able to do so, please consider supporting this initiative by donating to the Ralph Collins Living-Learning Center Educational Fund.

Scholarship winners


This year's recipients of the Ernest and Eva

Bernhardt Award


Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to award several scholarships to Collins students this year.  Here is our list of winners:


The Ernest and Eva Bernhardt Award:

  • Elizabeth Danielson: J-Board chair, former E-Force co-director
  • Sarah Epplin: Collins president, former Q instructor, former historian
  • Isaac Wilson: Head event tech coordinator, Q instructor

The Bertotti-Goldberg Q Project Award:


  • 1st place: Nelson Keller, Joseph Linnemeier, and Jamie Phipps for "Collins Class of 2014 Compilation Album"
  • 2nd place: Megan Burger and Drew Wehrle for "The First Annual Urban Dictionary Spelling Bee"

The Service Award Scholarship:

  • Sabena Siddiqui, for her work with the American Cetacean Society Student Coalition
  • Becky Boyle, for her work with Bloomington homeless shelters

Send in your updates!


We'd love to hear what you're doing now. Send your updates, so we can post them on our alumni update blog.


Join us:

Faculty/Staff Reception


The annual Collins opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Edmondson Formal Lounge.  You're invited to mingle with current Collins residents and friends of Collins as we celebrate the beginning of the 2011-12 academic year. 



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