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Commencement NEW COLLEGE of the University of South Florida FRIDAY, MAY TWE TY SECOND, INETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA AT SARASOTA SARASOTA, FLORIDA
CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Kathryn Joyce AUan, Literature Venice, Rorida Madeline N. Altabe, Social Psychology Sarasota, Florida Christopher M. Arnade, Mathematics/Physics Tampa, Florida Nancy Leigh Becker, Anthropology Brooklyn, New York Clarice Marijetta Bell, Biology Atlanta, Georgia Robert Alan Bilott, Political Science/Urban Studies Dayton, Ohio Kelly J. Bodden, Biomathematics Burlington, New Jersey Valerie Lynn Brown, Environmental Studies Ormond Beach, Florida Peter G. Cerny, General Studies Vestal, New York Jerry Jien-Fa Chance, Physics Paramaribo, Suriname Michael G. Christy, Fine Arts /Medieval Studies Brookfield, Connecticut Robert Edwin Clayton, Political Science Arlington, Virginia Richard Doblin, Psychology Sarasota, Florida Christopher Andrews Ellis, Classical Studies Fort Myers, Florida Elisabeth Ann Badoian Emmanuel, Literature Miami, Florida Bryan W. Flood, Public Policy Lake Ronkonkoma, New York Candice Lee Flores, General Studies Miami, Florida Benjamin James Ford, Mathematics St. Paul, Minnesota Robert Charles Freedman, Sociology Toronto, Canada Heidi Marie Ganser, Environmental Studies East Lansing, Michigan William G. Giltinan, Jr., Computer Science Cheltenham, Pennsylvania Lisa Belinda Gordon, General Psychology/ Experimental Psychology Tampa, Florida Derrin S. Gottlieb, Mathematics Sarasota, Florida Mark Aron Gottlieb, Psychology East Brunswick, New Jersey Valerie Gutchen, Art History Kingston, Rhode Island Gregory George Hall, Sociology Orlando, Florida Rachel]. Hamilton, Anthropology Naples, Florida Gregory Michael Hogan, Latin American Studies Jacksonville, Florida Lucie Hostalek, History T oromo, Canada Mary K. Janis, Social Sciences Sarasota, Florida Ann Louise Katzman, Sociology Sarasota, Florida Carol Kearney, Literature and Fine Arts Naples, Florida
PROGRAM PRELUDE West Coast Brass Quintet PROCESSIONAL Douglas C. Berggren, New College Marshal INVOCATIO Lee D. Snyder, Professor of History WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS Robert R. Benedetti, Provost of the College GREETINGS FROM THE ALUMNI John M. Cranor, lii, President, Pepsi USA Food Service ADDRESS Frank Newman, President, Education Commission of the States CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE UNIVERSITY Gregory M. St. L. O'Brien, Provost of the University CONFERRING OF DEGREES Gregory M. St. L. O'Brien BENEDICTION Marilyn Marston, Minister, Association for Campus Ministry RECESSIONAL Marshal Berggren
Suzanne Keyworth, Poetry, Mythology and Psychoanalysis Sarasota, Florida Shane S. Kiser, Literature Bradenton, Florida Herman Louis Kopecek, European History Literature Sarasota, Florida David P. LaGuardia, Humanities Sarasota, Florida Kim M. Leffingwell, General Studies Sarasota, Florida Pamela Beth Levin, Humanities Washington, D.C. Soon Lye Lim, Mathematics / Computer Science Penang, Malaysia Janae Bersani Lockhart, Political Science Bradenton, Florida Vivian Aurora Lombillo, Biology aples, Florida Ruth Ann McGlashen, Psychology Sarasota, Florida Ann Elizabeth McKinley, Literature Palatka, Florida Jasper William Memory, Psychology/ Cognitive Sciences and Cognitive Science Raleigh, North Carolina Cynthia Ingrid Merchant, Spanish Language and Culture Rockville, Maryland Mary Patricia Metcalf, Mathematics and Anthropology Falls Church, Virginia Carolyn J. Miller, Anthropology Literature Arlington, Virginia Suzyn Lynn Montgomery, Religion Ogden, Utah Lawrence H. Moose, Jr., Public Policy Birmingham, Alabama Jeffrey Paul Muench, Chemistry Vienna, Virginia Dale R. Nelson, Social Sciences Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Melanie Archer Newby, History !Sociology Greensboro, North Carolina Hal Robert icholas, Religion Sarasota, Florida Corey Evan Nislow, Cell / Developmental Biology Babylon, ew York Joseph Robert Orzehoski, Natural Sciences Sparta, Michigan James William Owen, Mathematics Sarasota, Florida Mark L. Page, Psychology Bradenton, Florida Michelle Susan Person, Language, Culture and Society Gainesville, Florida Bregitte Renate S. Pracht, Computer Science Paramaribo, Suriname Jonathan H. Reeder, Natural Sciences Williamsport, Pennsylvania Thomas William Ronca, Child Development Cocoa, Florida David Elias Sackin, Psychology Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Deborah Edith Saemann, Political Science !Sociology Sarasota, Florida Susan Jane Sapoznikoff, Public Policy Panama City, Florida Kimberlee Ann Scalia, Sociology Sarasota, Florida Jonathan D. Vladi-Slava Schwartz, General Studies ewton, Massachusetts Sandra Kay Seay, Psychology Atlanta, Georgia Philippe Pascal Christopher Seminet, Philosophy Guadalajara, Mexico
Arthur Brian Skafidas, Philosophy Concord, New Hampshire Jacquelyn Smith, Biology Silver Spring, Maryland Amy Gwen Smoker, Social Sciences Merritt Island, Florida Gabriele Buettner Stalinski, Fine Arts Anna Maria, Florida Susan Ollie Tolleson, Anthropology Sierra Madre, California Anhthu goc Tu, Computer Science Tampa, Florida Douglas Lee Tucker, Physics Belleair, Florida Gabrielle Vail, Anthropology I Archaeology Haymarket, Virginia John Michael Valdes, Biology and Chemistry Sarasota, Florida Anita Michelle Varnum, Natural Sciences Lithia, Florida Patrica Vaughn Brown, Literature/ Anthropology Naples, Florida Robert Christian Westerfeldt, International Relations /Economics Huntsville, Alabama Cynthia Jane Whitney, Literature Tampa, Florida Jeffrey Scott Winder, Literature Sarasota, Florida James R. Wu, Philosophy Montgomery, West Virginia Brian Edward Zimmerman, Chemistry Orlando, Florida PLATFORM GUESTS Gregory M. St. L. O'Brien, Provost, University of South Florida Robert R. Benedetti, Provost, ew College Robert V. Barylski, Dean, USF at Sarasota Rolland V. Heiser, President, New College Foundation Douglas C. Berggren, ew College Marshal John M. Cranor, III, President, Pepsi USA Food Service Nancy E. Ferraro, Director, Records and Registration Douglas C. Langston, Chairman, D ivision of Humanities Charlene C. Levy, Chairman, Division of Social Sciences Marilyn Marston, Minister, Association for Campus Ministry Frank ewman, President, Education Commission of the States Lee D. Snyder, Professor of History, ew College Jane Stephens, Chairman, Division of atural Sciences
A DISTINGUISHED PAST Founded in 1960, ew College opened in 1964 as a private college whose students would come from all parts of the nation and whose faculty and curriculum would reflect the highest standards of excellence. New College attracted immediate national attention for the nature and quality of its academic program. The Charter Class of 101 grew into an enrollment of 500. In 1967, when the first students were graduated, the College won accreditation. Soon graduates began to make their marks in chosen careers and in graduate and professional schools. As the College matured academically, inflationary pressures threatened its very life in the early 1970s. After exploring various strategies for survival, the college administration and trustees pro posed to the Board of Regents of the State University System of Florida a novel plan that allowed the institution to become a free-standing college within the University of South Florida, sharing the campus with the University's regional campus academic program. Special action by the Florida Legislature set the stage for this unique partnership to occur. New College was continued through a combination of support from the State and annual grants from the ew College Foun dation. Together, they enabled the College to remain small and to continue its distinctive program. While this year's class is graduating this weekend, members of the charter class are celebrating their 20th reunion. They and the other more than 1650 graduates of the College are in the midst of distinguished careers. Events, activities, programs, and facilities of the University of South Florida are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, or age as provided by law and in accordance with the University's respect for personal dignity.