WHS Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Rollins '91

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WHS Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Rollins '91

Mar 22, 2022
Jeff in high school; active Army photo; and military photo of Jeffrey

Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Jeffrey Rollins, Class of 1991. While at WHS, Jeffrey participated in basketball, baseball, and football. He shared that Mr. Snarr (Government) and Mr. Williams both made learning seem easy while he was in school. His takeaway from high school was that education and learning a trade is a key element in experiencing success in life. 


After high school, Jeffrey attended Southern State community college, served in the Army Reserves at  Kings Mills, and worked part time at Airborne Express. He then went into the active military to serve his country. Jeffrey is a 4-time combat veteran, having served 24 years before retiring from the Army.


Jeffrey is currently serving as the Executive Director for the Clinton County Veterans Commission. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Clinton Institute (2020) and is currently serving on their board. Jeffrey is married to a fellow veteran (28 years). His wife is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton college where she studied medical office management and medical billing and coding. He has 3 kids -  the oldest 24 graduated PSU (2020) with honors and currently is working for the CDC in Atlanta, GA; one is living in Dayton and is attending Sinclair CC beauty school; and the youngest is a freshman at Longwood University where she majors in Political Science with a minor in journalism. Jeffrey is currently the "Officer of the day" at VFW Post 6710 here in Wilmington, serving the veterans of his community.


Jeffrey wanted to share this message with current and future WHS students: “You always need backup plans in life when you set goals for yourself. My plan was initially to be a pro athlete.  I come from a family that has had three pro athletes - Quinten Rollins(Packers, Cardinals ,Bears),T.J. Turner (Patriots,49ers,) Mike Wilson - too many to list, and I didn't realize the overall effort it takes to get there. But God had other plans for me. I'm thankful and very appreciative of what I have and very blessed to do what I love - which is to help people He has always seen, but that I didn't. Stay focused, positive, and driven and you will, too.”


We are tremendously thankful for Jeffrey’s service to our country and his dedication to helping the veterans in our community. We are #HurricaneProud to have him as a WHS Alumnus and wish him and his family all the best.

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