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Volume I, Number 1 J6ck Oynis W1d Lee t\.f.ltctty Two Students Trek 600 Miles Seeking Support for New College Devotion to an alma mater is usually a sometime thing. However, for two New College students, Jack Dynis and Lee Macey, support for their school is a now-time thing. They are jointly and separately a roo-mile hike through Florida seeking donations to keep the school's unconventional-but expensive programs going Under an arrangement with the state, these programs can continue but they must be financed by private funds. The two students are worried about the possible loss of these unusual programs which are the hallmark of New College education ... Therefore, the students decided to talk with people about the col lege in hopes of spurring interest in the creation of an endowment fund ... If nothing else, the hikes show a spirit and devotion that we un fortunately don't see often enough. Bradenton Herald editorial, "New College Spirit" Lee Macey of New Canaan, Conn., and Jack Dynis of Lake Worth, Fla., marched on blistered feet and aching tendons down the east and west coasts of Florida, seeking support for their college. In their marathon, they braved "swarms of mosquitoes and tramped long hard miles often without drinking water or any shelter from sun or drenching rain. Lee spent almost three weeks on his 350-mile trek from Jacksonville to Miami in June, while Jack took two weeks for the 250 miles be tween Orlando and Naples, via St. Petersburg. The pair hoped to draw both at tention and prospective students to the College, as well as pledges for endowment. Their determination and gallantry caught the imagina tion not only of editorial writers but that of wire service, television and newspaper reporters as well, with news media along the trail pub lishing lengthy stories and many photos of the young men during their quest. Jack said he felt more indepen dent and self-sufficient after walk ing ten hours a day. "The whole trip reaffirmed involvement with a large group of people whose lives touched mine during it. Alone, I still felt very much part of the whole." Lee said "I had time alone with my thoughts, after the end of a hectic school year. There is some thing about being alone that makes you stronger than you have ever been. I've learned how to relax and when I pick up a book now to study, it comes easier." Near the end of his hike, Jack put in a 27-mile day through the Caloosahatchie National Wildlife Refuge, barren scrub country without even a shade tree. He regarded that, as he did the entire trip, as a challenge. "It was like be ing at New College -an op portunity to see what a different kind of environment could bring out in myself." Both had thoughts of quitting when the going got tough. Lee ex plained why they didn't. "A lot of people trustees, friends, faculty and the State have put a lot of time, effort and money into the Col lege We wanted to help show that student commitment is no less." During long, deserted sandy stretches along the Atlantic, Lee said "I unfolded the map two inches at a time that's about 20 miles and I took it one day at a time." Dr. Mackey Resigns USF Presidency; Smith Is Interim Head Tampa attorney and Rhodes Scholar William Reece Smith Jr. was named interim president of the University of South Florida begin ning Sept. 1, when outgoing USF President Cecil Mackey became president of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. President Smith, 50, is president of the multi-million dollar law firm of Carlton, Fields, Ward Em manuel, Smith and Cutler. He takes a leave of absence from his firm to serve as USF president while the Florida Board of Regents searches for a permanent president. His ap pointment was endorsed by Dr. Mackey. President Smith, who studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, received the B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina and the law degree from the University of Florida. He has been president of the Florida Bar Association and is a prominent civic leader. Dr. Mackey, who was for five years president of USF, was in strumental in accomplishing the merger between New College and USF New College trustees found him most supportive during nego tiations between trustees and regents, and said that his advice and administration were invaluable. Class of '76 Profile Sixty students graduated in the Class of '76; 42 per cent had gone straight through on the three year program Transfer students ac counted for 38 per cent of the class, much larger than the usual 25 per cent. Averages for the graduates taking the Graduate Record Examination were 686 ver bal, 604 quantitative, and one-third of the class were known to be plan ning on entering graduate or -pro fessional school this September. Your Alumni Trustees The Class of '76 has nominated three of its number as candidates for membership on the Board of Trustees of the New College Foun dation. During the board's fall meeting, Nov. 12-13, trustees will select one of the candidates. The three are Maureen Cannon, Washington, D.C., with a bach elor's degree in history; James Cur tis, Des Moines, Iowa, political science; and William Norfleet, Webster Groves, Mo., biology/ molecular biology. Alumni trustees are chosen in this manner: each graduating class selects three nominees for alumni trustee. Following Commence ment, the Trustee Nominating Committee selects one of the nominees, who is voted on by trustees at their fall meeting. Each alumni trustee serves a three-year Motel Gift Prompts New Grant Agreement For Academic Year Something new has been added: the New College Foundation is now in the motel business, as stock owner of a hotel corporation This brand-new enterprise is the result of the gift of the Downtown Cabana Motor Hotel in Bradenton, appraised at $1.3 million, from Sarasota businessman Jerry Collins. The Foundation will operate the 90-unit motel until a buyer can be found for the property and for property that size, finding one could take awhile. Nevertheless, Foundation Trustees negotiated a grant agreement with USF for the coming year on the strength of the gift. Proceeds from a sale would be used either to help meet the grant agreement with USF or utilized in endowment, depending upon other gift support which may be realized. Collins, a former state legislator from Sarasota, a champion of education and philanthropist, said when he made the gift in May that "It's our college, and I hope this gift will stimulate the local com munity to increase its support." He has provided the College with near ly $110,000 in scholarship funds since 1965 through benefit pro grams at his Sarasota Kennel Club. Trustee Harry Sudakoff headed a special Trustee committee which worked out details of the gift trans action. Collins also has a curious, little known historical connection with the College. In 1957, the Charles Ringling estate -now the heart of the campus was being auctioned off piece by piece, right down to the chandeliers and baseboards. Collins learned of it, halted the auc tion and bid in the entire property and furnishings. He later sold the property to an individual who lived in it only a short while before selling it to New College. If Collins had not preserved the Ringling estate in tact, New College might not have its campus here. Trustees Dan ChiiiTJbliiss llfJd Nick Munger term. Responsibilities include re presentation, on the board, of both alumni and student body interests and concerns. A fourth alumni trustee is nominated by the NC Alumni Association, and in 1975 Nick Munger, '71, was elected. Nick graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1975 and is now in private practice in Crozet, Virginia. Also presently serving are Steve Duprey, nominated by the Class of '74, and Dan Chambliss, the Class of 75 nominee. Steve, while still an undergraduate, was elected to the New Hampshire State Legislature and is now serving his second term. Dan is presently enrolled with a graduate fellowship in the sociology Ph.D. program at Yale University. September 1976 Foundation President Robert Toll Arrives For Busy Summer, Gears Up for New Year New College Foundation Presi dent Robert C. Toll is spending a busy summer organizing Founda tion activities for the coming season and getting acquainted with New College and the surrounding community. Mr. Toll, who has served univer sities in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky for more than 20 years, began his administration in June. His election ended the year-long active search for a president follow ing the College's July 1975 merger with the University of South Florida. "We are confident that Mr. Toll, with his broad experience in higher education, and particularly in philanthropic affairs, will continue and broaden the successful efforts made in the Foundation's first year," A. Werk Cook, chairman of the Foundation's trustee board, said. "We have found in Mr. Toll all of the qualifications we consider essential for providing leadership in the affairs of the Foundation in sup port of New College of USF." Mr. Toll had been executive director of development at the University of Kentucky since 1971. Prior to that, he had been executive director of the Kent State Universi ty Foundation and also that univer sity's director of development. For three years he was associate director of the University of Illinois Foundation and previously had served his own alma mater, Michigan State University, for 11 years as director of development. Mr. Toll received the bachelor of arts degree with honors from Michigan State University. He had been a midshipman at the U .S. Merchant Marine Academy and served on active duty as an officer with the U .S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and during the Korean War with the Quartermaster Corps. The new president is a past na tional officer of the American Alumni Council, was a member of the faculty of the Big Ten Fund Raisers Institute for 10 years, and was a member of the board of directors of the Lexington Deaf Oral School. Dr. Tuttle Heads Campus Administration Administration of the campus is headed by Dr. Lester W. Tuttle Jr., dean and administrator, regional campus affairs, University of South Florida. New College of USF pro vost is Dr. George H Mayer, who had been a full-time member of the NC faculty in the 1960s. He joined the USF faculty in 1969 while con tinuing to teach one course at NC each term. Division chairmen are Dr. Peter Buri, Natural Sciences; Dr. Laszlo Deme, Social Sciences; and Dr. David Dykstra, Humanities. New director of student affairs is Dale Hartman, who has the M.A. in sociology from the University of North Carolina, where he is com pleting his doctoral degree.
Robert Toll A Letter from President Toll Dear Alumni: This has been my first occasion to correspond with you since coming to the New College campus on a full-time basis in mid-June. Whiltl I have met only a few of the alumni from earlier classes thus far, I did have the opportunity to congratulate our newest alumni, graduates of the Class of '76, at their Commencement. Thus, my experience on campus reaches only from the conclusion of one academic year into this new year, just beginning. However, I would like to review briefly some recent developments and share with you some thoughts about the present and the future. In May, Trustees of the New College Foundation approved the second grant agreement for continuation of the New College program with the University of South Florida. In this document, the Trustees agree to pro vide $650,000 for the New College program plus $54,000 in student aid. As you may already know, the agreement is one of a series of documents governing the State University System's June 1975 acquisition of the New College campus and the continuation of New College as part of USF. Each year, a new grant agreement is negotiated for the level of Foun dation support for the coming year. According to these agreements, the State University System funds New College as it does every program within the system: this year, state fund ing is $1,172,330 The Foundation's grant is the vital supplement that enables New College to maintain its distinctive features which have made your College an exceptional educational opportunity and have gained it nationwide acclaim In the grant agreement, the University is pledged to Alumni Survet_Ma_1 Shed New Light on NC Experience In early October, some 300 NC alumni should find in their mailboxes a questionnaire regard ing themselves and their percep tions about New College. "Results from the survey are hoped to pro vide reliable data about the long term impact of the New College educational experience on the students enrolled during the first decade of the College's existence," Provost George Mayer said. The 300 alumni to receive the questionnaire are to be selected at random from all those who have at tended the College, irrespective of whether they received a degree, and all replies will be kept confiden tial. In addition to answering ques tions about educational back ground, current employment, and participation in community life, these alumni will have a chance to express themselves fully about their NC experiences and to con sider in retrospect what the College means to them or what it could have meant. "If it develops that our educa tional system was detrimental at some points, we will try to remedy the defects," Dr. Mayer said. "If it turns out that the flexible cur riculum and permissive educational orientation has suited student needs, then we will know that we should perpetuate the program more or less intact." The survey is being conducted by Dr. Kay E. Glasser, secretary and director of the New College Associates. Dr. Glasser was formerly associate professor of the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work, where she taught in both master's and doc toral programs, including courses on the methodology of applied research. She received the bach elor's degree with high honors from Radcliffe College and the doctoral degree from Brandeis University ''Trustees Really Care" -Student ., ......................... ,...liP .. a New Colege Star Ship Novemlr 7, 1975 editorial by editor-in-chief Bob Watts: Even in my brief experience on this campus, it is obvious that the consti tuencies of the College the University, the trustees, faculty, students, staff and friends have all done far more than simply weather their first year in this new relationship. To make it work, there has been loyal, im aginative, patient hard work and even actions bordering on the heroic by members of each of these groups. Now all of these constituencies look to the days that lie ahead. The future of our New College program rests upon the continuing ability of the Foundation to provide funds from private sources. On this point, the language of the grant agreement is blunt: without sufficient funds, the program may be "reduced in scale and/or scope commensurate with the reduction of resources or terminated entirely." The Foundation actively seeks funds for the program from individuals, foundations and corporations locally, statewide and nationally. Trustees strive to build up the Foundation's small endowment so that annual in come will eventually provide a greater share of needed support for the future. We cannot relax our efforts. While this spring we received a large gift the Bradenton motel -it must be borne in mind that a suitable buyer is yet to be found before proceeds from a sale can be applied toward the grant agreement or toward endowment. Some people may look to the president of the Foundation as a kind of sorcerer with a divining rod that points magically to new wellsprings of money, assuming that all he need do is tap these mysterious sources and the dollars flow forth. While part of my role is trying to uncover new sources of support, there is no magic. The entire effort takes teamwork and that takes people, for it is large numbers of people that support an institution like ours. Inherent in my assignment, then, is coordinating the efforts of our many volunteers, informing our constituencies, ordering priorities, developing staff, plan ning programs ... these are the particulars of a successful program. New College itself makes a fine case for support: its notable faculty, the achievements of its students and the worthwhile lives of its alumni, the College's contributions to the life of its community, the willingness of per sons of the highest caliber to serve so actively as its trustees. Realistically, however, when we consider seeking support, against this positive image we must weigh the economics of this time, the general public disenchantment with all kinds of institutions both public and private, the keen competition from many deserving agencies. These elements make our task more complex. But if I thought it were impossible, I would not be here. The generosity of Jerry Collins has brought us hope and we think his gift will encourage other College supporters to help. Trustees have pledged their share and they look to alumni, parents and other friends of the College to join them. The life of the College depends upon our all-out, common effort. "I attended the Trustees meeting last week and was uplifted by it. There are some people around here who really care what happens to us. The Trustees also have a grasp on what the true nature of this in stitution is, or at least some of them do. And I do not believe that they are going to sit back and let the col lege wither away." IN MEMORIAM ROSEMARY BOUDEN Mrs. Rosemary Bouden, who was elected to the New College Board of Trustees in 1972, passed away in May, following an illness. She actively served the College as a volunteer in a number of programs, particularly with the Associates. Her special interest had been in working with undergraduates and she was chairman of the trustees' Student Affairs Committee. Family and trustees have established the Rosemary Bouden Memorial Fund. VICTOR L. BUTTERFIELD Dr. Victor L. Butterfield, Honorary Fellow of New College, acting president of New College in 1968-69 and for nine years a trustee of the College, died in Middletown, Conn., in November. He was presi dent emeritus of Wesleyan Univer sity and his 25 years as president of that university distinguished him as one of the country's leading spokesmen for the small liberal arts college. The New College Alumni News is published by the New College Foundation, 5700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 33580. Telephone 8131355-2991. The Alumni News does not presume to represent of/ida/ polides or posi tions of New College of USF or of the University of South Florida. Edited by Hildegard Bell, with th817ks to Furman C. Arrhur. THE PROVOSrS COLUMN An Academic Version of a Melodrama Or, How NC Surmounted Its Latest Woes by DR. GEORGE H. MAYER Like "The Perils of Pauline," the vicissitudes of New College are an academic version of a melodrama. Each episode features a novel threat to the survival of the institu tion, but the college always im itates the genteel heroine of an earlier generation by overcoming the latest menace to its existence. Another year has passed, and so it is time for a fresh installment on the woes that your alma mater has sur mounted. George Mayer The curtain rose last September on a stage that resembled Wagner's Gotterdammerung. De moralized and irascible, faculty members were confronted with contracts that reminded them in precise legal language of their second-class citizenship. Anger over one-year appointments fed on frustration over the loss of New College fringe benefits, which were more generous than the ones available under the state system. Confusion was compounded by the difficulty of getting the faculty on the payroll. Local administrative personnel had no knowledge of state procedures, and an enormous amount of time was consumed pro curing and completing the u system had been mastered, theirritations diminished markedly. But at the beginning of the merger, few employees on the spot could an swer the questions of the faculty about their status under new management. Returning students were as wary as the faculty, but their initial con cerns proved to be quite different. Financial aid led the list of griev ances. State procedures had to be followed and the existing records at New College were informal and, in some instances, incomplete. Even tually most students got the money they had been promised in the form of scholarships, federal grants, loans, etc. It was, nonetheless, dif ficult for them to feel secure while the state system was being in stalled. The segregation of the Palmer dorms for utilization as classrooms and offices for the South Florida program was regarded as an affront even by students who had no in tention of living there. Whatever the reasons, the Palmer dorms loomed large as a symbol of the old New College and students could not reconcile themselves to their exclusion from them. It made little difference that New College had the entire campus to itself during the day and that South Florida students were limited to the eve ning. Nor were New College under graduates impressed by the fact that the Palmer dorms constituted the only space available for con structing the large classrooms needed in the state system. The Palmer dorms continued to loom large as an attribute of an en dangered species, and the griev ance persisted throughout the year. Finally, the New College students were troubled by the nightly intru sion of "foreigners" on their territory. The psychological annoyance outstripped the physical inconveniences, but the immediate visceral sensation was that life could never be the same. Despite the disenchantment with the merger at the outset, the year went far better for most faculty and students than even the most con genital optimist could have im agined. President Cecil MackeY" scrupulously kept his part of the bargain by upholding the academic autonomy of New College. The device for achieving this outcome was simple. A contract at New Col lege irrespective of what it con tained was equated with 16 credit hours at the University of South Florida. When faculty and students discovered that the distinctive program of the college was to be fully operative, they over came their misgivings and turned a potentially disastrous year into a fruitful one. The most praiseworthy aspect of their conduct was their refusal to take a defeatist attitude when the annual financial crisis materialized in March. An ap propriation from the state was never in jeopardy, but the old New College Board of Trustees rebaptized as the New College Foundation found difficulty in raising funds from its old donors and was unable to open up new sources. Since its contribution of $750,000 was essential to the maintenance of the unique New College program, financial stringen cy threatened once again to close the institution. At the eleventh hour Jerry Collins, who operates the local dog track and once owned the Charles Ringling Mansion now belonging to New College, came to the rescue. He gave the Foundation a motel and, on the strength of his en couragement, it hired an ex perienced executive in academic finances, Robert Toll, to serve as president Already Mr. Toll has begun to fill the vacuum in Founda tion leadership that existed for over a year. Morale is higher and the academic year ended on a hopeful note. oreover, the separate 1 en tity of New College within the University of South Florida system was symbolically reaffirmed at Commencement when the gradu ates received their degrees in Latin. Notwithstanding the more buoyant tone that prevails at the mo ment, New College has both a tremendous opportunity and a severe handicap. The opportunity is to establish the viability of a state-private partnership in higher education, thereby providing a model for the survival of fiscally e dangered private colleges. The handicap is that New College must operate yet another year on i paucity of funds. The hard-pressed New College Foundation cut back its contribution from $750,000 to $650,000. The prospect of operat ing next year on less dollars is grim, but both faculty and students are prepared for yet another year of cheerful sacrifice. Their wholesome spirit is predicated on the twofold expectation that Mr. Toll will be able to develop new sources of private support while maintaining established support for the College, and that enrollment will increase sufficiently to warrant increased funding by the State of Florida. I should close by assuring you that the academic program is in tact, and all but two or three of your professors are still in their places.
NC Academic Goals Remain Intact After Merger Faculty and students see new opportunities for challenge Editor's note: The Alumni News in tef'!tiewed three faculty members, two students and a new alumnus about their views of the first year of the New College University of South Florida merger. Naturally, so small a sampling is hardly intended as representative of campus opin ion. One generalization : those inter viewed tended to volunteer their thoughts for the future, rather than views of the year past. Dr. Robert Benedetti Assistant Professor of Politic Ill Science "The quality of the program, its emphasis on tutorials, contracts, student research and offcampus study all these continue to challenge students We have held the line on quality, on innovative programs we have pioneered," Dr. Robert Benedetti says of the Col lege's first year in the State Univer sity System. Dr Benedetti has been a member of the New College faculty since 1970 "We have done quite well to hold the ground we had. Now I hope we can go well beyond to make strides in 'lew directions." He expects that the facilities of USF can help library, computers and other physical resources. With NC's always-small faculty course offerings have been limited, and Dr. Benedetti sees USF as an op portunity to fill the gaps to make the program better-rounded. Students can attend university classes including graduate classes, on this campus. They can also take terms at other state universities, paying the same tu iti on as they would at New College and receiv ing a tuition waiver here. "The State System will force us to define more clearly our goals for New College. We have to be ac countable in order to get funding, so ..,e have to be very clear on what we have done -or will do." There was a tendency, he thinks, to let thE&! large questions slip by under the old New College, because no one was pressing for answers. "Be ing in the State System forces us to respond, and that will help us grow." Continuing ability to attract enough students of the quality the school requires could be a concern, and he thinks alumni could help in this area. There are faculty worries about career futures. "Both faculty and staff have learned to live with insecurity. We wouldn't be here i f we didn't believe the program was worth i t and that New College has a Admissions, PR Unite; Alumni Help Sought Admissions and Public Affairs offices are being brought together for 1976-77 to make more admin istrative and clerical manpower alable to Admissions and to create a unified program for pub lications, publicity, and other Admissions-related support func tions, according to Admissions and Public Affairs staff directors Millie Ellis and Furman Arthur. Even with this new arrangement, Mrs. Ellis said she will still need the help of alumni. Little funding is future." In order that New College remain distinctive, Dr. Benedetti feels that it must stay in the forefront of in novative education "Our tradition here has been to experiment in a competent, serious way. I hope we shall continue to be this sort of responsible laboratory for educa tion." Dr. Douglas Berggren Professor of Philosophy "One thing seems perfectly clear: the academic program has not been interfered with. They said that was the way it was going to be, and that is the way it has been," says Dr. Douglas Berggren, a member of the faculty since the College's first year. Yet factors which may appear only indirectly related to the academ i c program can have strong effects upon that program, he points out. One is that of maintain ing the quality of the student body, and he feels sufficient scholarship aid for bright students will be vital in coming years. He also hopes the school continues to achieve a good balance between in state and out of-state students, in order that New College's national recognition be maintained "Our needs go beyond the autonomy of the faculty, he com ments. "Freedom to teach, to be experimental and innovative, will not appear to be so important unless we have highly qualified students to teach." Nevertheless, Dr Berggren does not underestimate what that lively sense of independence means here "Recently I visited an ex cellent liberal arts college in the Northeast, and I was struck by the lack of free experimentation which we still have here. What was really shocking was that the faculty there didn't seem to know what was missing," he remembers. "So we do have autonomy to do challenging things, and the faculty itself is partly to blame if things don't go well. We must continue to be critical of ourselves." Eventual normalizing of faculty positions would make a positive dif ference in morale, he thinks. (At present, faculty serve with one year appointments and the pre vious NC system of tenure is no longer in force.) The philosopher discussed other changes which are not a result of the merger. "There is a tendency to romanticize the past, but I do think there used to be more vigorous available for travel outside of Florida, so Admissions will be com municating with alumni for assis tance in areas where contact with prospective students is needed, Mrs. Ellis said. Her staff will be able to work in New York, Chicago and Washington, D .C., but not covered will be other important metro politan centers and states formerly productive of new students, such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota and New England "In this first year within the University, we selected a class of some 160 students," Mrs Ellis said "This seemed to be good, con sidering that it was a transition year debate from students. In the early years, they were less intimidated by their own ignorance. Now, students feel they shouldn't talk if they aren't prepared "I still do have a few students who debate just as vigorously as they did in the '60s, and they work now as they didn t then. Students then seemed more delighted by in tellectual challenge They'd say, wow, I'll get in that course, see if I can understand what he is saying, maybe I can knock him down ... students now are more cautious." Dr. John Morrill Professor of Biology It's been a lowkey year. The idea seemed to be to get through this period of transition first and then look ahead a natural, expected attitude, according to Dr. John Morrill, a faculty member since 1967. He contrasted the past year wltn the early years of the College, when "This was an exciting place, where we dreamed and where the sense of adventure brought out the best in all of us. Those dreams and that feeling of adventure can be rein fused here. We have tremendous possibilities," he said. Furthering the dynamic atmosphere ot a college begins with leadership in the administration, the biologist thinks. But communications are difficult in a large bureaucratic structure. "Ad ministrators are far removed from the trenches, just as we are equally removed from the running of a major operation like a university." Nevertheless he is certain there are ways to overcome the communica tions gap Why is NC a more subdued place now? With the national ferment of the late '60s and early '70s now over, Dr. Morrill feels there is a greater trend toward discipline oriented programs, a rise of in dividualism. "People tend to pur sue self-oriented interests, rather than engage in more general in tellectual activity," affecting in tellectual involvements of people as well as the sense of community in social life a nationwide tenden cy, not a result of the merger, Dr. Morrill feels. His concerns this year include tight budgets for library books and the sometimes two-month lag be tween ordering and procuring sup plies. Attracting financial support for special programs such as stu dent environmental research pro jects has been tough this year Faculty have career worries. and that there were many periods of uncertainty when students were reluctant to commit themselves." Average SAT scores for the entering class remain in the 600s despite the fact that SAT averages nationally have shown a significant decline of some 40 points in the past several years. "Now that we have weathered our first year and have begun to plan for a new year, we feel that we can set our goals on a much larger class," she said. "We will need everyone's help to do it. We would appreciate volunteers, and those willing to assist may contact us by writing or phoning us at 813/355-2994." As far as the academic program goes, he thinks students have not been affected by the transition ex cept through the loss of some faculty. "Opportunities to pursue off-c ampus and independent study are as great as ever, and some have increased. One instance is a special program in experimental marine biology by Aorida State University with some of the finest research faculty in the state Advanced students working in laboratory and computer sciences can use equip ment on the main (Tampa) cam pus, equipment which we could never have been able to afford privately." "This was an exciting place, where we dreamed and where the sense of adventure brought out the best in all of us. Those dreams and that feeling of adventure can be reinfused here." Morrill Bob Allen, '77 "I have a new sense of con fidence that the school will be here when I graduate and beyond," a feeling he hasn't always had, third year student Bob Allen says He was very seriously considering transfer in 1974-75, his first year here "With New College now oper ating within the State System, there are many possibilities for challenge to faculty, students and staff, and I am optimistic about their future success." He thinks promoting contact between stu dents, trustees and the larger com munity is more important than ever, to demonstrate "the capacity New College has to produce some really exceptional graduates." Sense of community on campus has deteriorated in some ways, he feels, partly because fewer students now take their meals in the dining hall, a traditional place for companionable activity. "In general, the academics, tutorial system, close relationship with professors, the flexibility of the program these are still all here. We've also acquired some fine new faculty members." John Sorrell, '76 "In the past year, students and faculty were possessed of a kind of recalcitrance bordering on reaction. Now they are settling down, get ting their bearings, and are starting to come up with viable ideas on Tuition Is a Bargain: Only $850 per Year Vastly reduced tuition is the big break for New College of USF stu dents. It's only $870 for tuition and fees for a Aorida resident and $2,158 for the first year for an out of-state student, which are the same standard costs in all Florida public university programs. Many students in the State Uni versity System now elect to apply for Florida residency after their first how to go on from here," new alumnus John Sorrell says. "An intangible feeling that the campus is occupied territory" created student reaction such as occurred when the Palmer dor mitories were set aside as future classrooms and offices, he thinks Students saw the residential con cept as threatened, and felt they lacked voice in the decision. "USF has tried to understand, but it's difficult for them because of their ties to tradition. Had New Col lege been more traditional in con cept, perhaps we would not have felt quite so put upon by the State System." John thinks ways will be found for each group to ac commodate the other, and says student participation is central to this effort. "Because the institution is flexi ble it has the possibility of finding new ways to achieve its goals Any stimulus can serve as a catalyst for positive growth ... We have always maintained a sense of responsibility to the outside community, and we can't be insular now." Paula Weiss, '77 Third year student Paula Weiss thinks NC students must "realize that we are in the State System, that there will be changes, that some restrictions are necessary There's a subtle kind of awareness of regulations and little annoyances, like getting a parking ticket because you backed into a parking space A "lacl< of common understand ing" between USF-Tampa and NC worries her. Sometimes students fee l sli ghted because they don't know reasons behind ad ministrative actions. We need more liaison i n areas other than academics, and I think the new dean of students can help." For Paula, academics haven't changed at all. "Some courses are extremely stiff, with heavy reading and writing loads. I think they are keeping up standards." Socially, she says it's a better place than it was "People are friendlier, they do things together." One aspect of NC life seems immutable. "Palm Court parties haven't changed. They're still fun." year in school, to qualify for the much lower fees charged the Flor ida resident. By doing so, the out of-state student can obtain the bachelor of arts degree in the three-year program for a total cost of only $3,800. That's less than tui tion for only one year at many other top-ranked colleges. When New College was private, tuition alone was already $3,100 per year and headed higher. New Col lege of USF is doubtless one of the greatest bargains in higher educa tion today. And the College still retains its ranking among the 34 "most selective, most competitive" colleges and universities in the country.
Playboy Magazine's Playgirl of the Month, featured on the August edi tion centerfold, says she attended the University of Kentucky and New College in Sarasota, Fla. However, the Recorder's Office does not find the name of Playgirl Linda Beatty in its records. CLASS NOTES This alumni news was compiled from your cards and letters. While space limitations do not permit the printing of full addresses, these can be obtained from the Foundation. Keep the cards and letters Send them to the New College Foundation, 5700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 33580. We'll use what we can. 1967 CHARLOTTE MANN, Melrose, MA, studying cello at New England Conservatory Extension and playing with New England Symphony. KEN HAMIlND at UC Berkeley in computer science. HENRY THOMAS, Ypsilanti, Ml, systems programer with Comshare for two years. DIANA SHIPUORST UKLEJA, Kent, OH, working as a special librarian at PPG Industries in Barberton. DENNIS KEZAR became Canon Pastor of St. Peter's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, FL, in Jan. 1968 IRVING BENOIST, Minneapolis, became Mrs. Charles Bloss June 1975 and they were expecting this spring. DEANE L. ROOT, on editorial staff of Groves Dic tionary of Music in London, Eng., has PhD in musicology from u of Illinois. DAVID ALLEN, Los An geles, is a minister in and business manager for the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. SANDRA STEWART CASSELL, Atlanta, is lead singer with reggae/rock band T'ond 1969 CHARITY MARY ROWLAND O'NEIL, a graduate student at U of Okla homa in psychology, working with Roger Ponts and his chimpanzees teaching them sign language; also works with non-verbal cerebral palsied youngsters. HAROLD SHALLMAN, Minneapolis, has role of King Henry VIII in dinner theaters, "recreating the court 1 He of the 16th century." ELLEN TISDALE, Blue Jay, CA, man ages a small health food restaurant at Lake Arrowhead. writes a food column. STEVE MARSDEN, Perry, IA, doing peace education with Iowa Methodist Church. DAVID KOLAR a graduate student in statistics at Purdue. RANDY and ROBERTA (HARRIS) MARSHALL in NC. Randy is chief technician for UNC-TV in Chapel Hill, Roberta at home with three boys in Carboro. 1970 BRUCE ALLEN, Albany, NY, his business consultancy firm "going strong, has started a new business, Synergetic Audio LTD, and has his New College novel near completion. MARGUERITE BRYAN has PhD in sociology from Johns Hopkins, teaches at U. KATHLEEN CAPELS is assistant director of operations at a language firm while completing dissertation in medieval French literature at U of Chicago. PAUL and KATHY REID, Windsor, CT, a daughter, Kirsten, born March 18. CHRIS HOPE an instructor in sociology at Clemson U. DEBORAH GODFREY took MA in early childhood education and MEd in Montessori while teaching in San Francisco, then had three more years teaching handicapped preschool children in Illinois. She met KIRK KEREKES at convention in Texas; they planned June marriage and life in Tulsa. HAL PIERCY and IRA WALLACE '72 are members of Aloe Co11111unity in Cedar Grove, NC along with SCOTT EDELSTEIN. DIANA GRAVES, Alexandria, VA, quit the National Park Service and is "very happy with the Forest Serv;l.ce." PHILIP SHENK, Berkeley, CA, doing leather work, driving school bus, planning move to northern Canada. 1971 TATJANA OSTAPOFF has the JD from U of Florida and is now assistant public defender in West Palm Beach. BERT MINKIN, Oakland, CA, has his second book of poetry published, has his MA from UC Berkeley, has since been on residence grants to art colonies, worked with school poetry pro grams, and lectured at Rutgers, Dartmouth, Northwestern and Skidmore. JON LUNDELL is half owner of Minicomputer Technology, manufacturing computer subsystems in MOuntain View, CA. EILEEN GODOLLEI, South Bend, IN, planned to marry William Reis in June. JOHN ESAK Upper Black Eddy, PA, has MA compo sition from USF and is "present ly a struggling musician." DAVID ADAMS, Detr?it, works at Sunbridge College Press and studying at Waldorf Teacher Training Institution of Mercy College to become high >chool art history teacher. PAZ COHEN, Washington, DC, is bureau chief of Pacifica Radio's Washington news bureau and was planning a trip to Kenya to cover the UNCTAD conference. MARCOS DELGADO, 5700 North Tam i ami Trail Sarasota FL33580 ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED Dominican Republic, teaching at University Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urcua at night and is assistant manager of savings and loan association. CHARLES MacKAY, Jamaica, NY., working on his dissertation at Cornell while a claims authorizer for Social Security Admin, NYC. BARBARA REEVES, Los Angeles, graduated Harvard Law, clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals, then a trial attorney for Dept. of Justice in antitrust and now in private prac tice with Munger, Tolles, & Rickerhouser. NANCY NEEDHAM teaching remedial language arts in "exciting program11 in alternative high school at Sarasota County Voc-Tech Center. 1972 DRUCILLA BELL, Clearwater, FL, graduated Florida State U College of Law, worked for a state representative, now trying to build a private law practice. GAYLE COONS, Winter Haven, FL, has MA in gerontology from USF, now is geriatric specialist with Winter Haven Community Health Center. ALEXIS FINLAY, Bryam, CT, returned from some years teaching in secondary school in Fiji Islands for Peace Corps, plans to go for MA in public health and work in India, Nepal or Afghanistan. ROBIN DAY GLENN, Mill Valley, CA, works with a general practice law firmAckeret, Colteaux & Laird--in San Rafael. DON GOLDBERG, Hanover, NH, expects PhD in math at Dartmouth in '78. ROBERT A. NYC, switched from MD to MD/PhD program at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, is working on bacterial test system which will detect harmful environmental chemicals, also on occupational diseases; planned June marriage. (RUTH) ELIZABETH WATSON, Waynesville, NC, now in 4th year in mountains, has state job, playing a lot of banjo. EDWARD and LOUISE WHITE, Pelham, NY, have a two-year-old child, Jaime Maxwell. NANCY WUERKER KERINS, Bradford, MA, got her MA at U of New Hampshire, expected MBA this spring, married June '75 to Charles A. Kerins, Jr. MARY BURLESON is in medical school in St. Louis "studying a lot. Not much time for anything else, but I'm happy ... RALPH COLB, Glens Falls, boss clown on George Hatchews Great London Circus on its spring tour through the South. STEPHEN D AVIDSON received a de gree from College of Osteopathic and 1s to enter internship at South Bend, IN, Osteopathic Hospital. 1973 JEFFREY COLDUAGEN at U of Pittsburgh Medical School. DONNA GOMIEN working on MA in Scandinavian studies at U of Minnesota, also active in Council of Graduate Students. SHERY LITWIN, Denver, attends Certified Primal Therapists' Center. DAVE SCHNEIDER working on MA in international relations at U of Chicago, learning Persian, hoping to do something with regard to Iran. CHARLES KINHEY, Ann Arbor, graduate student at U of Michigan in population planning. SYLVIA RUTH GREENWALD, "living here (the Alleluia Community in Augusta, CA) in the peace, love, and joy of Jesus Christ." KIRK KEREKES, Tulsa, working for Telex as an electronics test technician. (For related news, see Deborah Godfrey, '70) DAVID SILVERMAN has teaching assistantship at Northwestern U in radio/TV/film department and married ELENI MALANOS, '74, last November. JENNIFER HURST graduated Florida State U College of Law, is with law firm of Tobias Simon, Elizabeth DuFresne in Tallahassee. DAVID LAND and wife Shandon, Carlisle, HA, a son, Justin Stewart, born in June. 1974 MARGARET CIIAPMAN, Ann Arbor, Ml, Graduated from Beloit, works as Social Security claims repre sentative. LINDA CONVISSOR is assistant planner for City of Bradenton, FL. DEBRA IIACHEN, Israel, spending first year of rabbinic studies at University in Jerusalem. ROBERT McCAREY, Phoenix, facilitator in human potential center, teaching class in transpersonal psychology, and counseling. IRA K. GLASSER attending Annenberg School of Communications of U. of Pennsyl vania in MA program. Funded by research scholarship. "I sell pret.zels on the side. u STANLEY IVESTER married ANITA CAMPITELLI '75 last September, received his MA from U of Cbicago and teaches at Philadelphia Com munity College. DAVID LERNER, Washington, DC, vas to graduate Georgetown Law in May. DIANE SCARO, Allston, MA, part time graduate student at Boston U master of liberal arts in history program; planning to enroll full-time doctorate study in European history for '77-'78. WILLIAM R. WALTON was in Mooreston, NJ but by now should be with the Peace Corps in Chad. CHRIS VAN DYK and BETSEY WELLS, Seattle. Betsey is graduate student at U of Washington in child clinical psych. Chris is working as a management consultant and managing a college bookstore. SUSAN ZILBER has BA in art history from Princeton and begins graduate study at Yale in Sep tember. VIRGINIA LYON, Sarasota, taking science prerequisites at M3natee Junior College for trans fer inco 85 Ln nursing progra. BILL CONERLY haa the MA from Duke U and continues there toward a PhD in economics. He reports "STAN SKUBIC, '73, who studies physics here, got married." ELENI MALANOS married DAVID SILVERMAN, '73, last November. FREDDIE MAE CLEARY, Portsmouth NH, "learning how to survive u; here after so many years in Flor ida." PAUL HEPWORTH, Corvallis, OR, has taken the Medical College Admissions Test and did well. 1975 JOLIE BARBIERE in graduate school at Georgetown studying English literature. BETTY ANN ELLIS at Smith College, doing research in organo-metallic chemistry under Dr. Stephen Kirtley, formerly of NC. She expects to get MS in summer. ROBERT C. BRUNGER working on MA in American studies at Florida State. ANITA CAMPITELLI married STAN IVESTER, '74. NANCY HAMIlND. Minneapolis, is graduate student in clinical psychology and expects to be working for the VA next year in psychophysiology. CATHY A. KRALL doing graduate work in philosophy at U of Pitts burgh. KIM LOGAN, Burlington, VT, activities director of a large nursing home. SAM McMILLAN, Forest City, NC, is poet-inresidence in Rutherford County, teaching 4,000 students in 20 schools, grades 5-8. Receives the MAT from Duke U this summer. PHILIP RENO to enter MA program in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at U of Florida. ERIC SAMUELS, NYC, played cello in concerts, sang with Bethlehem Bach Choir; "Most recently the Lord has opened a door to join Bloomingdale's executive training squad." LYNNE TARAKAN, Brooklyn, working toward MFA at Pratt Institute. TIM SNYDER, Arden, DE, completing MS in com puter and tax information science at Moore School of Electrical Engineering, U of Pennsylvania, "living in a single tax ty, growing an organic garden, working for a software develop ment company." RICK VOSBURGH, Tampa, worked with the Florida Bureau of Alcoholic Rehabilitation, began graduate school in industrial/organizational psychol ogy at USF. Expects his NC senior thesis to appear in Journal of Experimental Psychology. MARK WEISER, Ann Arbor, Ml, doing graduate work in computer and communication science, expected his MA in May, also working in computer and video teaching re-evaluation counseling. ANN JOYNER, Wayland, MA, an intern with the Executive Of fice of Community Affairs, taking a course in urban education at Harvard Extension. She reports RICK REIBMAN is in law school in Chicago. KIT JENNINGS expects to be East for law school 1n Septem ber. JOHN CORRIGAN busy coping with grad school in Ohio. PHILIP LANSKY is listed as visiting lecturer at the experimental college of Tufts U teaching "Physiology of Consciousness." PAUL BECKER, St. Paul, MN, works with his father in sales, also part-time with Dynamy--an educational alternative for youths, with programs in work incernships and co.-unity New looks on campus: beer will be sold in Hamilton Center this fall there are four new classroom buildings for fine arts east of the s w imming pool, and Palmer Campus has a new sidewalk and wider driveways with new curbs and paving. Class of '67 at New College's First Commencement Member of the First Charter Class on the front row are, from nght to left: D iana Shiphorst Tom Lawson Betsey Ash Dennis Kezar Karle Prendergast Kay Meller Anna Navarro Ray Enslow Denise Miller Tim Dunsworth Bobbie Luther Mimi Cosgrove N o n-P ro fit Organiza tio n U.S POST AGE PAID APBl. BO RECEIVED NEW COLLEGE
The Alumni Office hopes to make a new alumni directory available to alumni. However, we do not have valid addresses for the alumni listed below and we would like to restore them to our mailing lists. If you have up-to-date addresses for these alumni, please let us know through the Alumni New CollegeJFoundation, 5700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 33580, phone 813/355-2991. And please make sure we have your own address right. x = withdrawn alumni 1967 Bell, Thomas Braginsky, Carol Caldwell, William D. x Christensen, Rita J. x Corrigan, Mrs. Jeanine (Peters) x Fritz, Timothy x Hazaelhoff, Erick x Jaecks, Daniel W. x Jarrell, Gordon H. x Kirb_y Mrs. Jo.e (Debbie Fulk) x Monoson, George S. O'Neil, John B. x Palmer, Mrs. Burt (Sandy Rugel) Peters, John H. Rattet, Scott A. x Rollow, David Rubin, Jeffery C. x Sanford, Thomas R. x Sieminski, Patricia V n Vleck, Roy x Frederick D. x Whitt, John A. x Yee, Sarah Ann x 1968 Bateman, Floyd x Baughman, Robert W. Bezoir, Dolph D. x Bridges, Melleana x Bradbury, Bruce Cameron, Faith x Cole, Hope E. x Cuomo, Mrs. Beverly x Davis, Danie x Felder, Harry, III Fuller, Leslie x Gebhardt, Felice x Guild, Bruce x Hall, Ms. Nancy (Flatter) Hendricks, M/M J. Stephen (Lucy Hanna) Hoffman, Mrs. David (Ch eryl White) Hoke._ Michael x Kryger, Markus x Lewis, Leonard B. x McAdams, Herbert H. x Moore, Michael x Neuschatz, Michael x Paulson, M/M S. Lawrence (Edna Walker) Powell, M/M William (Judy Segal) Ralph, Andrew x Ralphs, William x Rogg, David Root, Deane L. 1969 Baker, Scott M. Chandler, Ann E. (Sunny) Cook, M/M Frank F. (Jane Devan) x Cowen, Richard I. x Gordon, Daniel x Haggarty, M7M Daniel 0. Hall, Stephen Jacobson, Ann (Lake) Josephine, Ms. Sarah D. Keninson, M/M Robert J. (Helen Hayes) x Kronenberg, Aaron B. x McDonald, Donald F. x Manos, Victor C. x Marshall, M/M Randall (Roberta Harris) Orlofsky, Steve Phillips, Mary Lou Schenk, Craig x Waller, M/M Richard (Deirdre Fennessy) Wargo, George 1970 Abel, Judy x Cabral, Stephen Donahue, William Eastman, Stewart K. x Foster, Richard J. x Gerry, Mrs. Daniel J. (Rye Weber) Heitmann, Carola M. x Humphrey, Russell T. Hungelmann, James Inge, Dianne B. King, Roland Meehan, Kelly P. Olson, Stephen I., Jr. Phinney, Lucia Rishell, Rebecca L. x Romero, M/M Stephe n (Noella Wallingford) Scheinberg, Alfred L. Scheuerman, Michael H. x Smith, Michael J. Stodola, Beatrice x Tapia, Miguel x Tremba, Siegfried Whipple, William III x 1971 Abascal, Mrs. Juan (Daysi Mejia) x Anderson, M/M Brandt (Pat Kersten) x Baker, Yvonne (Whitaker) Borrman, Francis L. x Delaplaine, Mary Ellen x Edgerton, Michael J. Evans, Anne E. x Fleener, M/M James W. G amble, Pa u l Leroy x G a r g a g l iano Shawn P x Graham, J.e.an Gray, Malcolm L. x Hass, Ken M. x Kelly, Patrick Kuehn, Danny S. Lawson, Patricia K. McWhirter, Darien A., III Mather, Mrs. Frances Miley, Dennis P. Mitchell, Robert J. x Parker, Hugh A. x Patterson, David, Jr. x Peek, Loraine A. Pereyma, Marco M. Powers, Nathaniel E. Robertson, Dorothy N. x Ross, David L. x
LOST ALUMNI, continued: 1971 Shearer, Jonathan (Jake) Shenk, Stuart A. Sweeney, Duane x Thompson, Nancy C. Tokerud, Janet M. x Warner, Christine A. x Wasserman, David S. x Watson, Carey P. x Webb, M/M John R. (Ruthanne Stange) x White, Byron R. x White, M/M Edward (Louise Hertz) White, Thomas M. Wood, Patricia E. 1972 Bainbridge, William M. x Beaird, M/M Robert D. III (Jeanne Simmons) Beauchamp, Martha E. x Bessette, Susan E. x Billings, Thomas L. x Campion, Alan Condon, Christopher S. x Curley, Eileen x Danielson, Robert Davidson, Allan x Dohrmann, John Erwin, Ann Fore, Steven J. x Friedman, Doug x Goldstein, Alexander Helling, Sandra S. Herman, M/M William (Patricia Barrand) Hoover, vrgni X Ingraham, Richard Jensen, Christopher J. x Killian, Grant Klinger, Harvey Middleman, David, Jr. x Miller, James Moore, Kenneth Mosley, George Jr. x Neff, Richard Patterson, Henry R. x Perley, Mrs. William (Carol Boyd) x 1972 (cont.) Sanford, Richard Saunders, Bonnie Tefft, Bruce Travers, Kathleen J. x Vlasak, Keith M. x Wasko, John A. x Wright, M/M Gary (Mary Jo Neitz) Zube, David Zuckerman, Susan 1973 Aitken, Amy S. x Anderson, Ralph H. x Atherton, Lorraine x Atwell, Kenneth C. x Auskaps, Martin J. x Braden, Lisa x Campfield, Roy R., II Carlberg, Steven E. x Carpenter, Mrs. Mary x Casey, Caroline x Clark, Jeffery S. x Cook, R. Scott Crisp, Kathleen Dalven, Lewis F. Davis, Kevin M. x DeCelle, Kathleen E. x DeLorenzo, Martin A. x Dishon, Gerald R. Duffee-Braun, George Dunn, James M. x Fidler, Mrs. Nancy (Tingley) x Goldenstein, Mrs. A. (Elizabeth Carlock) Green, Robin P. Greene, Jack D. x Haley, Alyson R. Heima n, Karla x Holyoke, Andrew C. x Kiely, Jeffery G. x King, Richard Lawrence Kruse, Deborah A. x Lawrence, Mrs. Shirley Lentini, John J. Levenson, Carol A. Lilligren, Nora L. x Logan, James A. x Mac Donald, Julie x Macy, Michael P. x Mirenda, Patricia L. Moore, David T. x Murphy, Eileen M. Parry, Marc R. Reid, BryanS., III X X 1973 (cant.) Robbins, Jeffery x Roddy, Karen x Ross, Diana Rush, Louise K. Schubert, Gabriele R. Sklansky, Paul E. x Sonenstein, Phillip L. Staunton, David A. Joshua l.. Stetson, Barbara J. Watts, Joseph Winikates, John P. 1974 Adair, Jennifer x Albright, Pamela S. x Alcorn, William, III x Allen, Anita L. Biringer, Susan L. Erndl, Kathleen M. Felder, Sara x Garrels, Mrs. Cynthia (Martinelli) x Johansen, Gotfred, III McWhorter, Jeana R. x Mehlenbeck, Peggy S. x Richmond, Carol M. x Robin, Peggy x Sachse!, Nancy L. x Shoemaker, James D. Smith, Shelly J. x Sommers, Thomas x Sophian, Catherine M. Spalding, Susan A. x Willey, Steven J. x 1975 Bloom, Joanne B. Brown, Deborah E. Chaibane, Antoine Chanton, Jeffery P. Cousins, Elliot H. Diamond, Amy S. Disend, David Dudley, Michele D. Gutner, James W. Haaf, Joseph W. Hooper, John R. Howard, Alice Leggett, Jack R. Reibman, Richard Van Volkenburg, Judith (Mauer) Weber, Theresa S. Weisberg, Michael C. X X