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COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION SPECIAL FEATURE STORY ON NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR RELEASE: Friday, July 17, 1964 Sarasota--'1\vo New Colle0e freshmen will take part in a ceremony Tuesday, July 21, that few teenayers ever could rival. Muriel Sauls of Sebring and Thomas Sanford of Sarasota will turn the first shovclsful of earth for the colleye they will enter in September. New College, v1hich holds its first classes on Sept.em J.)er 21, holds the groundbreakiny ceremonies for its first new buildings--three student residences--Tuesday morning. Muriel and Tom are the 100 members of the Charter Class of the college who will be helpin:i to inau:Jurate this unique college of the liberal arts and sciences. Both \vill help turn Jche earth of the college's East Campus and in January they expec t to move into the residences built in the interim. DurintJ the three months from September to December vacation, they will be housed in the Landmark, a resort on Lido Key.
Page 2 The two were chosen as represenJcat.ives of the Charter Class which ,.,ill arrive in September. Muriel, daughter of Col. and Mrs. N.L. Sauls of 908 S. Lakeview, Sebring, attended five different schools in three states during her elementary and secondary year bui: was graduated second in her class in June. Young Sanford, an outstanding student in hi0h school in Austin, Texas, was among those receiving letters of commendation in the National Merit Scholarship examination competition. Few students at any college have had the opportunity of breaking ground for the college which they laJcer would attend. There are a number of buildings already in existence on the New College campus, bui: the residences will be the first to be designed and built specifically for college purposes. The three residences have been designed by famed architect I.M.Pei of New York and will be constructed by the St. Petersburg firm of James A. I