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NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION RELEASE: Tuesday, P.M., July 7, 1964 A truck loaded with desks, fire extinguishers, scientific apparatus, machinery, and tools, rolled onto the New College campus recently after a long trip from Camp Blanding at Starke. What was on the truck was no t so important as how it came to be on the New College campus. The load of various items represented surplus government property. New College has been granted eligibility to obtain surplus property in one of the many s teps of growin J recognition of the college by governmental and accreditation agencies. Certification for participation in the surplus properly program comes through the United States Office of Education. They first conduct an inquiry into the goals and qualifications of each institution. Other recognition has come through approval by the Housing and Home Finance Agency of the college's request for loan funds for Phase I of its campus program and by the certification for National Defense Education Act student loan funds.
Page two While pleased about the recognition of their academic aims, New College officials are happy also about t.he material now available throug h the surplus property program. With the dismantling of such great military installations as Green Cove Springs, much scientific apparatus is expected to become available to New College for student laboratory use. Other equipment, useful in che establishment and maintenance of the college, will be obtained as it becomes available through the Surplus Property Divisions, under the direction of the Florida Development Commission. The government operates its surplus property program, with fixed controls, through the individual states. New College President Dr. George F. Baughman said that the certification has great meaning both for the materials that will become available and for the recognition of the college. "Such certification may be withheld until after a college has graduated several classes. We believe that with the start we have made and with the goals we have set, New College has earned an early recognition that is an affirmation of those goals," said the president. ###