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Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center


On November 1, 1997, Florida Southern College completed the $4 million Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center, funded by the William M. and Nina B. Hollis Foundation on behalf of their daughter Trustee Dr. Marjorie Hollis Roberts. The building, which overlooks Lake Hollingsworth, was designed by architect Wallis Murphey Boyington and completed by Rodda Construction. Despite the groundbreaking for the project only being less than a year before, on November 15, 1996, the new swimming pool, group exercise and weight rooms were completed and ready for student use on opening day. The Wellness Center offers various group exercise classes, such as yoga and water aerobics, as well as free bicycle rentals to students who want to bike around the lake or north to Downtown Lakeland. In 2021, the Hollis Wellness Center added two recreational rock-climbing walls, also donated by Dr. Marjorie Hollis Roberts and her husband Hal.

Hollis Wellness Center Then

Hollis Wellness Center Now