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Volume I, Number 2 93 Graduate 1n 11th Commencement "Now you must share with others," Goldwin tells graduates Three "firsts" marked New Col-"So give thanks that New College's eleventh Commencement lege did not prepare you for the ceremonies in June. An alumna community life, for worldly life from the College's first class pre-New College helped you become sented remarks to the graduates; a aware that ... there are other worlds graduating senior spoke to his you are prepared to explore, dwell fellows, who elected him to that in, and improve," Dr. Goldwin conrole; and one graduate actually eluded. wore a cap and gown. "A right to fulfill yourself" Dr. Robert A. Goldwin, former special consultant to President Ford and now resident scholar and director of seminar programs for the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, was principal speaker. "A good liberal arts education is not a preparation for life and should not be." Dr. Goldwin told the 93 graduates. Instead, college is a battleground, a home for the lonely seeker who must question everything even truths which men have taken as self-evident, he said "Students, lost in thought, in another world, are not citizens nor members of society, but at that moment, are all thought in an effort to know, to see, to understand," Dr. Goldwin said, and spoke of the triumph and glory of those transcendent moments. Such moments cannot be achieved without the help of many others, he pointed out. While lost in thought, students are fed, housed, clothed and educated by strenuous effort and genuine sacrifice of parents, professors, taxpayers and donors who contri buted, the scholar continued. "Although it was your student's duty to the search for truth to be godlike and irresponsible and inde pendent, it was never really possible," he said. "You were and will always be a combination of inde pendent individual and communitybound citizen. "The College trained you in independence, trained your powers and helped you develop. It is your duty to think your own thoughts, but now you must share with others in countless varied and responsible ways. You will learn how to be good members of the community," he said. Alumna Anna Navarro, a 1967 graduate, told the Class of 1977 that "you have a right to fulfill yourself by engaging in activities you find productive and satisfying. All other functions of work -to make money, to gain recognition, to have power are secondary to work as an opportunity to fulfill yourself." Navarro was one of the first women to be accepted in the pro gram at Princeton University's Woodrow W il son School of Public and International Affairs, where she earned a master's degree. She became a public opinion poller for governors and congressmen, then headed her own publ ic opinion firm. She is now director of cor porate social responsibility for the Monsanto Company. Because of obsolesence, chang ing situations, recessions and plain boredom, the graduates could expect to engage in a search for employment several times in their lives, Navarro said. "The search for satisfying work is a never-ending quest ... and finding it is something you have to do for yourself." She thanked those who created New College and kept it thriving in difficult times. I personally owe you a debt of gratitude I can never repay -for enriching my life im measurably, and for having given me a transition to adulthood that no other institutions could have given me." Graduating senior Alan H Kraus was overwhelmingly elected by his fellow graduates to speak during commencement ceremonies. Kraus, sole survivor of a 19751ight plane crash which killed two fellow students, had been seriously in jured and then confined to a wheel chair. Although doctors said he would never be able to use his legs again, he walked to the podium to speak. "I learned many things in my years of recuperation," Kraus said. "I learned how fragile and brief life can be, and that one must remain flexible and open to change for personal growth. As we get older we become resistant to change -as here at New College, crying for the glories of the past instead of looking to the glories of the future. "Any balance, any sense of order must come irrternally. New College forces one to take hold of one's own life, and if you can do that, you are ready for anything," Kraus said. Charter Class Celebrates lOth Anniversary Reunion Or. Marion Hoppin, professor of psychology, with alumni The Rev. Dennis Kezar and Mrs (Maureen Spear) Kezar. Class of 'fil See Inside Story on Festivities, Page 3 August I September 1977 Trustee Kay Glasser reports on alumni survey New College Scores High with Alumni Dr Kay Glasser (center) students James Foster and Emily Perry present alumni survey to NC Associates Photo courtesy of Sarasota Herald Tribune "New College helped me to learn enthusiastic that it was difficult to how to think, how to relate to choose among them for publica people, how to work. It challenged tion," Dr. Glasser said. me, as nothing has before or since. A doctoral student in education It exposed me to new ideas wrote: "New College forced, matured me. It was the prodded, inspired, required of me experience of my life." to take responsibility for my own That was an alumnus' answer to education -to choose interests, the question "Do you consider that to evolve my own inner discipline. attending New College was a Not merely to decide courses, but worthwhile experience?" in a to decide my life." survey of alumn i conducted by From a law student: "It was the New College Foundation Trustee best experience of my life, an over Kay Glasser. all healthy atmosphere to grow and The reply was representative of gain confidence ... a time to be those of 95 percent of the alumni exposed to an overwhelming responding to the survey question amount of intellectual and about the value of their college emotional stimulus a new, experience, Dr. Glasser reported. creative, inventive atmosphere." Replies to a five-page confiQuestions allowed alumni to dential questionnaire were received express themselves fully about from 103 alumni of a sampling of their educational background, cur300 sent the questionnaire : "An rent employment, participation in excellent return, considering its community life, and the meaning, nature and length," Dr. Glasser in retrospect, of the College to said. Returns would have been them. greater, she added, were not a Copies of survey results were number of alumni addresses sent to educational and govern invalid. mental leaders, New College The 300 alumni in the sampling Associates, and others who were chosen at random from the demonstrated lively interest in the total number of 2,100 students who report. Dr. Glasser has presented a had attended the College since its program about her research to the inception in 1964, irrespective of New College Associates and whether they had received a numerous community groups, as degree. well as to the 1977 Florida Con-"Aiumni answers about the terence of Institutional Research. worth of their New College ex Dr. Glasser was formerly as periences were so overwhelmingly sociate professor of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, where she taught in both master's and doctoral pro grams, including courses on the methodology of applied research She received the bachelor's degree with high honors from Radcliffe College and the doctoral degree from Brandeis University She is also president of the New College Associates, a group of honorary alumni who provide sub stantial support to the College through the New College Founda tion. The alumni survey confirms the soundness of the financial in vestment the Associates are mak ing in the College, Dr. Glasser said Provost George Mayer said survey results are hoped to provide reliable data about the long-term impact of the New College educa tional experience on the students enrolled during the first decade of the College's existence. Roughly half of the 103 alumni responding to the questionnaire were graduates; the other half had not taken a degree. The graduate group comprised 35 men and 25 women; their mean age was 25.5 years. Ninety percent of the graduates proceeded to advanced educational programs, and 27 of these are currently working in such programs as law, medicine, theology. Eighteen others already have their degrees master's a'ld doctoral degrees as well as degrees in law and medicine. Only three students who had begun advanced education programs did not com pletethem. Three-fourths of the graduates thought that the New College ex perience had been helpful in their further education. A representative comment from a graduate student: "New College has allowed me to learn how to learn. This has been of more value to me than any specific set of facts." Virtually all the graduates re sponding are either employed or are going to graduate school full Continued on Page3 I $500,000 Challenge Gift Drive H1ghhghts Year's Foundation Activities Highlighting development activi ties of the New College Foundation during the past fiscal year was a successful $500,000 challenge gift drive. Here's a brief report on the drive and on some other major events. The Foundation Trustees Devel opment Committee raised more than $300,000 required to meet the terms of an anonymous chal lenger's $500,000 gift offer. In little more than three weeks, a total of $366,870 in private gifts was receiv ed by the Dec. 31 deadline, with the drive going over the top by 22 per cent. Trustee Harry Sut;lakoff, chair man of the Development Commit tee, saluted the many friends of the College whose gifts made possible the surpassing of the $300,000 goal. While giving major credit for success to Trustees and New Col lege Associates, he said that contri butions came from a broad consti tuency: alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students other friends, cor porations and foundations. During the campaign, one alumna wrote, "No matter how poor I may be (and being a gradu ate student and the sole support of my son, that is pretty poor) I always seem to be willing to spare some for New College. Don't let the dream die. It has given so much to us all." "All gifts are important, regard less of size. This was the most heartwarming campaign in which I have ever been involved," Suda koff said. At that time, Board Chairman A. Werk Cook said, "The success of the challenge grant will help main tain the high standards of New College that have marked the Col lege's educational programs since its founding." University of South Florida In terim President Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. congratulated Trustees upon their achievement, promising "the continued commitment of the Uni versity and of the State University System to the growth and further ance of New College. We will do everything we can to assure its greatness," Smith said, noting that the continued success of the Col lege depended entirely upon the supplemental funding being pro vided by the New College Foun dation. f'ou ndation President Robert Toll said the success of the Decem ber campaign allows the Founda tion to meet its obligations to USF through early fall of 1977. NEW ASSOCIATES: Nineteen new members joined the ranks of the New College Associates during the academic year, Associates President Kay Glasser reported, bringing to 176 the total member ship of the group which furnishes major support to the College. Regarded as honorary alumni of the College, the Associates work through the New College Founda tion for the continued development of New College of USF. Members furnish financial aid to the Founda tion at $1,000 or more each year, and their purposes include encour aging interest and participation in the College and its goals ACTION AUCTION: The Sev enth Annual New College Action Auction, co-chaired by Mr. and Mrs. Martin I. Moss, netted almost $33,000, bringing the total received from these events thus far to almost $362,000. Preparations for the 1978 event benefiting the Foun dation are already going forward under the energetic direction of Chairman Vilma Steinbaum, and a number of substantial acquisitions have already been obtained for auction in March. SELBY SCHOLARSHIPS: The Selby Foundation of Sarasota has approved a $25,000 scholarship grant for assistance to new stu dents selected from among Florida's most outstanding and academically qualified high school students.


A Letter from President Toll Dear Alumni, It was a pleasure to see the impressive number of Charter Class members who returned for their Tenth Anniversary Reunion in June. Not only did 32 percent of that first graduating class come back to the campus, but a number of their classmates who were unable to attend also wrote to say how much they wished they could be here In the 15 months since joining the New College Foundation. I have become increasingly aware of the special regard in which New College alumni hold their school. However, my understanding of this has been ac quired mostly in an indirect way, through correspondence, phone calls Trustee Dr. Kay Glasser's penetrating research study of alumni, and plain hearsay So to meet a number of the alumni during the reunion gave me a new and illuminating perspective. I gained real hope that this first alumni weekend could be an important step in the !!jermination of a truly viable New College Alumni Association One major hope of alumni, expressed over and over again, is that New College remain as it was when they themselves attended Dr. Glasser's study also bears this out. A strong, active alumni association could do a great deal toward main taining New College as alumni remember it. Lines of communication be tween students, faculty, administration, trustees and alumni could be strengthened and enhanced. The alumni representative on the Founda tion's Board of Trustees could thus better serve both his own constituency and the College. The association could encourage valuable support to the Foundation, to help insure that the best educational programs are developed and maintained. Finally, a strong alumni association can help foster the spirit of com munity among alumni and rekindle their loyalty to the College qualities which I saw demonstrated in June during the reunion of our Charter Class, and which I hope will be carried forward through subsequent class reunions. Observers have remarked that New College students seem disdainful of tradition except for those traditions which you have created here on your own campus. We believe you care about preserving them Speaking of traditions, here is one about New College of Oxford Univer sity, of which our New College is the namesake. like many colleges, New College of Oxford has a great dining hall with big oak beams across the top, some 18 inches square and 20 feet long. Not many years ago, an entomologist went up into the roof of the dining hall with a penknife, poked at the beams, and found that they were full of beetles. This was reported to the College Council, who met in some dismay, because where would they get beams of that caliber nowadays? One of the Junior Fellows stuck his neck out and suggested there might be some oaks on lands endowed to the college. So they consulted the Col lege Forester, who said, "Well, sirs, we was wondering when you'd be askin'." Upon further inquiry it was discovered that when the college was founded in the 1 4th century, a grove of o aks had been planted to replace t he tiining h all bea ms when they became bee tly, be c ause oak beams a l ways become beet l y i n the end. Thi s plan had been passed down from one forester to the next for six"hundred years-.' o o Them's for the College 'all." That's how it is with traditions, and preserving them takes people who care enough to carry them on. Very cordially yours, UFor New College The Proper Course M iami Herald editorial One of Flori d a's best investments ever was the State University System's acquisition in 1975 of New College, a 10-year-o/d institu tion located at Sarasota. Now operated as a special pro gram of the University of South Florida, New College promises to become what USF President Reece Smith calls "a national model for the preservation of innovative educational programs in an era of severe financial difficulties for private higher education." It's not just that the state acquired a campus valued at $8.5 million for only $3.9 million although that is a welcome im provement over the usual state practice of paying twice what something is worth. But the big value of New College whose innovative programs are kept alive by supplementing the basic state appropriation with private funds is that it represents one small ray of hope for injecting quality and innovation into a university system all too often characterized by mediocrity and stagnation. Now that ray of hope has brightened because of a successful fund-raising dri v e which netted $866,870, mostly from donors in the Sarasota area. We hope the success of this example of public-private co operation will lead the state system to seek still other sources of energy to improve higher education in Florida. A lumni H e l p Sought By Admission s Office Alumni assistance is being asked again this year in helping to recruit new students. Admissions Director Millie Ellis thanked those alumni who helped recruit the excellent class entering in September. She requested re newed assistance from alumni in two specific ways: **Volunteers, particularly in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, and Atlanta areas (plus Florida's urban areas), willing to assist in calling prospective students, arranging meetings between prospects and Admissions staff, or in housing traveling Admissions staff. .. Alumni willing to try to find and to interest, on their own, at least one prospective student. Alumni who would like to help should write to Mrs. Ellis or phone her at 813/355-7671, ext. 201. An Alumni Volunteer Information Package will be sent to those in terested to help them decide the best ways to assist New College. The Nevv College Alumni Nevvs is published by the New College Foundation, 5700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 33580. Telephone 813/355-2991 The Alumni News does not presume to represent official policies or posi tions of New College of USF or of the University of South Florida. Edited by Hildegard Bell, Board Gains Strength With 12 New Trustees The Board of Trustees of the New College Foundation gained added strength and breadth with 12 new Trustees who were elected to membership on the Board during the academic year A. Werk Cook was reelected to his third consecutive term as chair man of the board during the Trustees May meeting. Trustee officers also reelected were Joseph Penner first vice-chairman; John D. second vice chair man; Richard E. Nelson, secretary; and Mark V Burlingame, chairman of the executive committee. William G. Kerby, chairman of the board of Dow Jones & Co., was newly elected to serve as Board treasurer. New Trustees elected during the fall Board meeting in November were Sarasota businessman and philanthropist Jerry Collins, who had given the Foundation the Brad enton Downtown Cabana Motor Hotel appraised at $1.3 million; educator Dr. Kay Glasser of Sara sota, also president of the New Col lege Associates; Foundation Presi dent Robert C. Toll; and alumna Maureen Cannon, who was nomin ated by her fellow graduates of the Class of '76. In February, during the winter meeting of the board, Trustees elected Dr. Neal R. Berte, President of Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, Ala., a Ford Founda tion Scholar and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. Also elected was Sarasota condominium devel oper Jack Shire, who later resigned for reasons of health. Six new Trustees joined the Board at its spring meeting in April. They are Charles D. Bailey, chair man of the board and director of several Ellis banks; Richard E. Coffey, associate publisher of Time Magazine; industrialist Philip 0. Geier Jr. of Cincinnati, a director of Armco S tee l Corp., P roct o r & Gamb le Co and Goodyear Tir e and Rubber Co., attorney and (Bob) Johnson, who had been instrumental in proposing legisla tion in 1974 for the State acquisi tion of the College campus; William F. LaMee, president and publisher of the Bradenton Herald; and Ted C. Van Antwerp of Sarasota, a hypnosis consultant, lecturer and teacher and former Social Security Administration official. Benton W. Powell, a Charter Trustee of the Board, was elected an Honorary Fellow. The Board expressed its appreciation to Powell "for his founding role, as incorporator and Charter Trustee, for his 16 years of consecutive service as the Board's first trea surer," and for his contributions to the growth and development of New College. Students Win Top Honors New College students were again singled out for this country's most impressive academic honors this spring, with two students winning nationally competitive graduate fellowships. Robert M. Watts has been named one of only 30 winners in the country of the Herbert H. Lehman Graduate Fellowship in Social Sciences and International Affairs. Student James Munson was selected as one of 31 alter nates who will receive awards if an original winner declines. The Lehman Fellowships provide up to $19,000 for four years of graduate study. Jeffrey H. Smith, a mathematics major, was chosen one of 550 National Science Foundation graduate fellowship winners nationally. Six students were selected for NSF honorable men tion: Adam J. Ginensky math ematics; Gary B. Goates, math ematics; Stanley R. Herwitz, biology; Sheelagh K. Burns and Cynthia L. Keppley, anthropology and archaeology; and James E. Foster, economics. The honorable mention category indicates students who would have qualified for the fellowships if funding had been available. "Several reasons for renewed optimism. THE PROVOST'S COLUMN by DR. GEORGE H. MAYER Communiques from the aca demic front have been infrequent due to the absence of dramatic de velopments, but a fresh one is in order as New College makes prep arations for a third year of associa tion with the State of Florida. At the outset, the situation seemed hopeless but not serious. Currently, it seems serious but not hopeless. Thereare several reasons for re newed optimism. The State has not only abided by its pledge to pre serve the academic autonomy of New College, but has begun to take genuine pride in her accomplish ments. After an interval of irreso lution, the New College Foundation has resumed its financial steward ship enthusiastically and agreed much earlier to fund its share of the program through 1977-78. The res suiting confidence that New Col lege will survive has done wonders for the morale of faculty and stu dents. Admissions is also reaping the benefits of the improved atmos phere. This spring, applications for admission to New College were almost twice as great as at the same time last year. It appears likely that we will have an entering class of of 225 to 250, and thereby lay the foundation for increased funding from the State of Florida. Sustained favorable publicity has also begun to help the College. One rating organization broke a story that New College was the top edu cational institution in Florida. Shortly thereafter, the Committee of the Southern Association of College and Schools that reviewed our accreditation came up with an ecstatic report on the merger. The flavor is conveyed in the following sentence: "Though they (i.e., New College and the University of South Florida) cannot explain e x actly what has bee n don e, the effort has been gigantic, seemingly fair, and is evi dence that honorable and reason -' can translate something into any-thing else they wish it to be." New College was also a very successful host to the Board of Regents at their January meeting. As a rule, the Regents are inatten tive to the program of the host institution, but they followed intently and with pleasure the brief effort to explain the mission of the College. Much of the credit must be assigned to Josie Martin, a third year student and New Hampshire State Representative. Flown down for the occasion and introduced to the Regents as a legislator conver sant with their problems, Josie dazzled them in testifying to the vir tues of a New College education. High marks must also be given to the faculty and students because both groups have circulated in the local community and performed services on a scale calculated to im prove the image of the College. Finally, the merger with the State has made New College eligible for construction funds that come out of a different and more generous budget than the one earmarked for academic operations. Already sub stantial money has been expended to cover overdue maintenance and beautification of the campus. The preparation of a master plan is in process so that future construction will do a minimum of damage to the natural environment. Currently, new quarters are being prepared for the New College Foundation. A modern library building is high on the list of priorities, but some three years elapse between authorization and completion of a project. So even if the State approved, occu pancy is not an immediate pros pect. Meanwhile, it is comforting to realize that a modest expansion of facilities will occur. While New College has seldom enjoyed higher standing with its di verse constituencies, formidable problems persist. Financial strin gency heads the list. The State treats all of its educational institu tions in niggardly fashion, partly because there are so many voters without offspring of educable age. Under the funding formula, a fixed amount is given to New College for every student. Rapid growth can not be achieved, however, without jeopardizing admissions standards. Worse still, the pool of students with Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of 1200 or better is dimin ishing and the competition to enroll them is becoming more frantic. The current policy is to maintain tradi tional standards and to settle for a modest rate of growth. It will per petuate the status of New College as a quality institution, but limit the increase in State support. Un fortunately, the New College Foun dation, which provides the dif ference between what it costs to get a conventional education in the State and a New College educa tion, would like to lower the level of its support gradually. A chronic crunch impends because inflation relentlessly raises the cost of everything from faculty salaries to general maintenance and fuel. So the Foundation faces the prospect of extending more, rather than less, financial support in the years im mediately ahead. Lest it sound as if the New College Foundation is losing faith and interest, it should be pointed out that this handful of dedicated people have labored without respite for over a decade to keep the College alive. What the Foundation needs and currently seeks is several sizable gifts. The latter would be earmarked as an endowment fund, and the interest used to lower the amount that the Foundation is obliged to raise annually from scratch. Several plans are undeF consideration, in cl udi n g a fresh fund-raising ... extract relief frCl os umber adequate endowment is being created. Other options are being explored with a view to stabilizing the annual contribution at around $500,000 Meanwhile, the Foundation, under the able leadership of President Toll, has signed a con-tract that provides a contribution somewhat above the $650,000 of 1976-77 for the next academic year. In so doing, the Foundation is heeding an appeal for higher faculty salaries and for a modest number of scholarships. USF has awarded New College with $60,000 in tuition waivers for out-of-state students but can grantno scholarship aid for Florida residents. The Foundation effort to support a few of the latter is, therefore, most im portant. The prospect of limited financial resources for the foreseeable future has somber academic implications. In common with most private insti tutions, New College can no longer hope to cover all of the subjects hitherto offered by the quality liberal arts colleges. If it is to sur vive over the long term, it must do fewer things while building up a reputation for doing them exceed ingly well. The ingenuity of the faculty and the flexibility of the pro gram all but guarantee ultimate success. Nonetheless, the redistri bution of academic resources in a steady-state system is always a painful process. New College may emerge with a finer program than ever, but irrespective of the immediate outcome an aca demic inquest is in the best tradi tion of the institution and assures the renewal of its reputation for innovation. If good news is balanced by bad news, the resulting mix is one that stimulates resourcefulness throughout the New College community. Like the hero of the Gypsy Baron, Sandor Barinky, the students and faculty have always breakfasted on the morrow's ques tion marks. The College has hither to managed to flourish on this diet, and it is healthier now than at any time in the past four years.


Charter Class Celebrates lOth Anniversary Reunion Karle Prendergast and Bruce Guild Returning to the campus in June to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of their graduation were a remark ably large number of the graduates of the Class of '67, with some 32 percent attending Present were 15 of the 47 graduates of that year, plus at least another eight alumni of both that Charter Class and other classes. "The reunion was truly an excep tional weekend," said Kenneth Misemer, '67 He and his wife Abby, '68, were coordinators of the event. "It was amazing to me that the bonds of our previous experi ence were still strong enough to draw us so tightly together," he added Reunion festivities opened Friday, June 10 with a luncheon in Hamilton Center at which Class of n students James Foster and Robert Watts talked about recent changes at New College. Later that afternoon, alumni visited 14 members of the faculty who were here in the College's first three years and who are still serving it now. That night, alumni gathered with inv i ted faculty and staff at a gala dinner at the Sarasota Hyatt House After attending Saturday morn ing's graduation exercises, at which Charter Class alumna Anna Navarro represented her class by addressing New College's most recent graduates, the alumni gathered at a Siesta Key beach party sponsored by Provost George Mayer and Public Affairs Director Furman C Arthur Charter Class reun ion weekend activities concluded with a Sunday brunch at the Bradenton home of Kenneth and Abby Misemer Kenji Oda and Mrs. John (Susan I Daugherty Members of the Class of '68 have already expressed interest in hold ing their own Tenth Anniversary Reunion next spring. "The bonds ... were still strong enough to draw us tightly together." -Misemer Kay Moller Todd, Pauline Mead Knox. Abby Allgood Misemer, with offspring Your Alumni Trustees The Class ot '77 has nominated three of its number as candidates for membership on the Board of Trustees of the New College Foundation. During the Board's fall meeting on Nov. 11, Trustees will select one of the candidates. The three are Margaret Ensign, Malibu, Calif., with a degree in world order studies; James Foster, Hollywood, Fla., who graduated with a dual degree in economics and mathematics; and Robert Watts, Broad Brook, Conn., major ing in international relations and a winner of the Herbert H. Lehman Graduate Fellowship. Watts, who was unable to complete require ments for June graduation because of a family emergency, withdrew his candidacy for the Trustee Board. mencement, the Trustee Nominat ing Committee selects one of the nominees, who is 'IIOted on by Trustees at their fall meeting. Each alumnus trustee serves a three-year term. Responsibilities include representation of both alumni and student body interests and con cerns. A fourth alumnus trustee is nominated by the NC Alumni Association, and in 1975 Nick Munger, 71, was elected. Munger, unable to devote as much time to the post as he would like because of the pressures of a newly estab lished law practice, has resigned. Tom Todd, Anna Navarro, Bill Chadwick Alumni trustees are chosen in the following manner: each graduating class selects three nominees for alumnus trustee. Following ComAlumni presently serving on the Board are Dan Chambliss, the Class of 75 nominee, and Maureen Cannon of the Class of 76. Chambliss is presently enrolled with a graduate fellowship in the sociology Ph.D. program at Yale University, and Cannon is a paralegal specialist with the Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Alumni Report on NC Continued from Pag 91 time, and many of the graduate students are employed part-time. Two-thirds felt that their New College experience had been help ful in connection with their work. One wrote: "Without the New Col lege experience of making me think for myself and becoming respon sible for my actions, I think I would not have the drive to succeed, nor believe in myself enough to succeed. Thanks for helping me believe in me." Statistically speaking, the non-graduates were remarkably similar to the graduates. More than 80 percent continued their educa tion after leaving New College, and only seven did not finish programs begun in other schools. More than one-third explained their reasons for not completing their New College programs in terms of their own inadequacies, largely referring to their "immaturity." More than one-fourth cited financial problems. (When New College was private, tuition was much higher than it is at present.) Non-graduate comments included: "New College gave me a chance to experience a flexible ed ucational system, although I was not prepared for it at the time." Half the non-graduates thought their New College experience was helpful on the job. A number of the alumni did acknowledge weaknesses in New College; however, there was no consensus and the replies were entirely individualized, depending upon each student's experience. The two areas largely mentioned were a lack of counseling and de ficiencies in the quality of life a need for more sense of com munity on campus. One said that "the weaknesses are implicit in the strengths," adding that if the free dom and responsibility in the system (which does create difficulties for some students) is changed, then the whole system is changed. Special strengths cited: "Some excellent, dedicated faculty, motivated students and close con tact between them; the contract system; flexibility." Another wrote: "New College was broadening and strenuous. Experience there shaped my career choice and daily living. I can recognize, evaluate, and deal with complex situations." A non-graduate wrote wistfully: "I think the program is designed for those who want to be educated. The unmotivated do not make it here. Perhaps this is why I left. I was not taking full advantage. 1 think I could really enjoy school at New College now since I have learned to work for my sake." Dr. Glasser noted that half the graduates thought New College had an important role in helping with career goals not so much in terms of specific career guidance but for the opportunity to mature and to explore areas of self interest. 'The lack of rigidity in following a patterned curriculum was the strongest part ... this was a major factor in choosing a career, by trying out a number of possible courses of study." Half the non-graduates also agreed that the College had helped with career goals, because it was there they clarified their goals, found out what they wanted to do, and acquired a better under standing of themselves. "My ex perience at New College forced me to leave New College and thus seek something else," wrote a student who secured his B.S. elsewhere and is working on his M.D. degree. "New College pushed me to quit school and decide what I really wanted to do with my life," said a student who has a master's degree and is an instructor in a community college. Almost 90 percent of the graduates said that the College had influenced their lives in ways other than their career goals in learn ing more about themselves and in achieving maturity. "New College taught me, in the long run, that the individual is responsible for his or her own life academically, socially and otherwise," wrote a student working on his Ph.D. at Duke University. "I suspect that I matured faster than I would have in a more regimented environment," answered a physician. Some 80 percent of the non-grad uates replied in a similar vein. Dr. Glasser said she found it especially interesting that grad uates and non-graduates alike shared a similar positive attitude to ward the College. Would they send a child of theirs to New College? "Remarkable unanimity," Dr. Glasser said. "Yes, they would, providing that the child made the choice himself; knew what the program was like and what would be expected of him; and provided that New College remained the same as it was when they attended." Dr. Glasser expressed her "deep appreciation for the marvelous cooperation which I received from respondents. I was very impressed with the thoughtful and complete manner in which they answered and their comments enriched my analysis."


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 coming! Send them to the New College Foundation, 5700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 33580. We'll use what we can. 1967 ANNA NAVARRO, St. Louis, MO, appointed director of corporate so cial responsibility for Monsanto Co., "providing top management with assistance on matters of public policy, corporate decision-making in view of social demands, and increasing the sensitivity of managers to the social consequences of their actions.11 LAURA & RICK VON BEHREN, Greenbelt, MD. Laura is staff assistant to a research project on the social and economic status of women at the Urban Institute in Washington; Rick teaching piano, organ, theory and composition privately and with Washington Community School of Music. "The first New College baby, Libby, (she was Betsey at NC--at age 7 she changed--) will be in junior high school in the fall. How time flies! Catherine Karle will be in kindergarten in the fall and #3 child will be joining us in July." TOM LAWSON, a computer researcher, U of Michigan at Ann Arbor. TIMOTHY LEE FRITZ, a builder in Craftsbury Common, VT. DAVID P. HARTLEY, Durham, NC, a staff child psychiatrist at Chil dren's Psychiatric Institute, is "very happy" in his work and with living on a farm. 1968 STEVE HENDRICKS is professor of gc'ernment, U of Texas, Austin. KENNETH & ABBY MISEMER, Bradenton, FL, a son (their fourth), born Dec. 17, christened Luke Mason. THERESA CARTMELL, Centralia, IL, is an archaeologist near East St. Louis. LAWRENCE & EDNA (WALKER) '70 PAULSON, together with CHERYL WHITE HOFFMAN and her husband, David, all bought a house together in Hyattsville, MD, near the DC line. Laurie is manag ing editor of the Oit Daily, Wash ington, DC, and recently was elected to the National Press Club. "In the course of covering the Federal Energy Administration, I frequently run into STEVE HALL, who is a financial analyst there. Edna is librarian for the Advisory Center on Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences. For a while, KENJI ODA also worked at the Academy. Cheryl is a transcriber for a court-reporting firm, does a great deal of freelance writing and editing." 1969 GARY MORIELLO, Chicago, married Gail Meyers in July. TOM O'MEARA, NYC, 11I'm recently married (Barbara), and in my 2nd year of graduate study in sociology at Columbia U; enjoying working as research assistant on a day care project." STEVE MARSDEN, Ames, IA, working at a bookshop. BETH A. (CROSBY) SCHWARTZ & DAVID B. SCHWARTZ, '70, Valois, NY, "Beth working in the vineyards here; David setting up a home for mentally retarded people in Ithaca." JULIE HUFF, Washington, DC, according to The Washingtonian magazine, was former managing editor of Btack Box, a magazine on audio cassettes funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Now she works for the National Pris on Project. GARY WILLIAMS is managing editor of the Monterey Bay Publishing Co., Pacific Grove, CA, handling three the Port Ord Panora>rrl, Marina Tribune, and Pacific Grove--Pebble Beach Tribune. WILLIAM PATTERSON, a violin maker in County Cork, Ireland. 1970 DAVID B. SCHWARTZ, see '69 Notes. EDNA WALKER PAULSON, see '68 Notes. LUCY HANNA is in law school, U of Texas at Austin, KATHY ARMENDT reports. CHRIS '71 & ZELLA ELLSHOFF ARBAK both in Miami U graduate school, Oxford, OH, both planning June graduation--Chris with a PhD in experimental psychology (human memory and learning) and Zella with a master's in botany, (taxonomy). "Our daughter August is training to be a middle-linebacker and is in kindergarten." RYE WEBER GERRY and her husband Dan, Alburquerque, NM, both teach there: he in public school, she in private school, and both work with the American Indians who live in the pueblos surrounding Alburquerque. 1971 BRANDT & PAT (KIRSTEN) ANDERSSON, Brookline, MA. Brandt studying architecture at MIT; Pat has law degree from Harvard, Freddie Mae Clary reports. JEAN FEINGOLD, Gainesville, FL, graduated U of Florida with MBA in management, now with UF's continuing education 11 The work is close to what I would like to be doing." SARAH LORIEN LESLIE (Sarah Leslie White) Los Angeles, a legal secretary, a field staff member for the Church of Scientology, and a professional artist. CHRIS ARBAK, see '70 Notes. DAVID ADAMS, Detroit, MI, teaching high school dropouts at a community center program and working on PhD in history of arts education at Union Graduate School; is still involved with Waldorf School education. DANIEL SHURMAN, Oakland, CA, produces mountaineering packs, and parkas in his manufacturing firm called The Synergy Works. STUART SHENK, Bethany, CT. After two years at Appalachian Center in West Virginia ("nostalgia, mud, quilts, rain, crafts, sweat, oldtimey music, carpentry, bog butcberings, welfare, social commitment) found myself in grad school. Hit the Classifieds with comparative literature and high bopes eyeballing carpentry and marriage. Thinking of going to Germany to learn Rlleinland-l'flUzisch & woodcarving." JEAN ELLEN GRAHAM, with the Scatter good School in West Branch, IA. NANCY C. THOMPSON, a teacher in Durham, NC. KEN M. BASS, Baltimore, MD. a senior systems representative with the Burroughs Corp. 1972 HENRY (PAT) PATTERSON, Cambridge, MA, married BETH CARNEY '75, and EILEEN CU&LEY, Sarasota, married MIKE TWEED '74, Marilyn Tallllage reports. HARVEY KLINGER, NYC, is a literary agent specializing in fiction and non-fiction books. NOEL C. BICKFORD is now Mrs. Peter Ely, Carmel, CA, and is a freelance photographer. ANNE ERWIN was busi ness manager for FZol'ida PZambeau, the Florida State U campus newspaper, according to Roger Klurfeld. ROBERT D. & JEANNE SIMMONS BEAIRD, Eugene, OR. Bob is MacMillan Pub lishing Co. representative for Oregon; Jeanne is doing theater, according to a classmate whose name we have misplaced. WANDA TSENG, Adelphi, MD, a PhD candidate in economics, U of Maryland, where she is teaching economics; working on her dissertation at the Urban Institute in Washington. She says SUSAN ZUCKERMAN received master's from Duke U, now is computer scientist-mathematician at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. BOB DANIELSON has master's in public administration from Florida State U, now with the Dept. of Traffic and Transportation, Dade County, in NEW COLLEGE ALUMNI 5700 North Tamiami Trail-Sarasota, FL 33580 Mi8llli MARY TRIMBLE, Chicago, running a poetry reading series. RICBARD A. NEFF, a resident in In ternal Medicine, Northwestern Hospital, Chicago; he's a graduate of the U of Illinois School of Medicine. EDWARD J. HENLEY, JR studying at The General Theological Seminary, NYC. RAY M. ROSENBLOOM, graduate school at Wayne State U, Detroit. ALAN CAMPION, working on PhD in chemistry and physics at UCLA. L. DAVID ZUBE, a senior lawyer with Broome County Legal Assistance, Binghamton, NY. DOUG FRIEDMAN, Falls, MA, received bachelor s degree and master of education in '73 from U of Massachusetts at Amherst; studies law at Northeastern U, Boston; recruited for Vista and Peace Corps and was England chief steward for Action Employees Union; currently is program advisor for Campus Fne College. ROBIN DAY GLENN associated with San Francisco and Los Angeles law firm. 1973 DAVID STAUNTON, Boulder, CO, studying for PhD at U of Colorado. CRAIG J. BLAKELEY, Philadelphia, PA, in law school at Penn. HELEN GABEL, Tallahassee, FL, graduated Florida State U School of Nursing in Decem ber and was voted the "Outstanding Senior Award" by faculty and fellow students. DANIEL M. RAFF at Merton College, Oxford, England. ROBERT PHILLIPS is in the fourth year of a six-year MD/PhD combined program at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NYC. DENNIS SAVER graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania; will intern at J. Hillis Miller Medical Center, U of Florida, Gainesville. JOHN WINIKATES, graduate school, State U of New York at Stony Brook. LEWIS F. DALVEN, manager of "Ear Drum" stereo shop, Cambridge, MA. GEORGE DUFFEE-BRAUN, with the International Paper Corp., Natchez, MS. CAROLINE W. CASEY completing undergraduate work at Brown U, Providence, RI. CHRISTINE A. WYNNE, Berkeley, CA, completing film making master's program at Stanford U. ROBERT SMITH, Elkins Park, PA, with Telra Productions Inc. SCOTT TAYLOR, Evanston, IL, in Main Bank of Chicago training program, attends Northwestern School of Management. DAVID SILVERMAN, Santa Barbara, CA, news editor of Newspace Radio Network. CHRISTOPHER R. VAN DYK & ELIZABETH (BETSY) WELLS have formed the "Pacific Rim Chapter" of the NC Alumni Association in Seattle, WA. "Our membership extends to any NC person (in the area), although it currently consists only of the two of us." FREDDIE MAE CLARY, Minneapolis, in PhD program in sociology, U of Minnesota. Special field: grief and bereavement. DOUGLAS GOODFRIEND has master's in history of religion, Harvard U; now in 2nd year in anthropology PhD program, U of Chicago. Married in Bombay, India last July to Christine Halfar, a clinical psychologist. ROC&R XLUR.FELD ll' Waehington, DC an attorney for the Office of Exceptions and Appeals, Federal Energy Administration, graduated magna cum laude from Florida State U College of Law, also has MBA from FSU College of Business. In law school, he was Articles Editor of the FSU law review, clerk to Chief Justice Overton, Florida Supreme Court, and project director of study on how much rural Florida land has been purchased by aliens. RON PEARSON working for the International Monetary Fund, Wash ington, DC, according to Wanda Tseng. VERNON Dedham, MA, attends Boston School of Architecture, Bob Miller writes. JIM SHOEMAKER expects master's in nutrition from U of Illinois, and has been accepted at medical school there, Ginger Lyon says. PHILLIP BIRD, Long Lake, MN, was preparing to manage a greenhouse for a cancer control research project, utilizing chlorophyll from young wheat greens for St. Patricia's Healing Center, St. Paul, MN, plus a second greenhouse project: devising low cost, high-return community selfsufficient food production systems. KAREN VAUGHAN, Urbana, IL, working on a MBA degree at U of Illinois. 1974 KATHLEEN ERNDL at U of Arizona anthropology dept. in Tucson, Doug Goodfriend says. MIKE TWEED, see '72 Notes. JEANNE F. BOJARSKI, NYC, writing fiction, poetry, and songs, free-lance editing, producing jazz concerts and working at the Tribal Arts Gallery (African art). JOHN SMILLIE appointed instructor in mathematics at Princeton U. He is completing requirements for the PhD in topology, U of Chicago. DEBRA HACIIEN, NYC, in rabbinic school at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She did summer internship at Fairmont Temple, Cleveland, after a year of study at Hebrew Union College's Jerusalem branch. JANET JUN GUSUlOJMA-HAMILTON, Rio Vista, CA, married Neil Hamilton III on Jan. 8; received MA in French from U of California, Berkeley; now working on MA in communication studies at California State U, Sacramento; is correspondent for Sacrame1!tO Bee m>d Antioch Ledger. VIVIEN TSENG has fellowship at Yale U, was expecting master's in Asian studies, is applying to law school. ELENl MALANOS SILVERMAN, graduate student in art history, U of Califor nia at Santa Barbara. KIM W. PAULY, Upper Montclair, NJ, sales correspondent with Creusot-Loire Steel Corp. DIANE SUSAN KRIEGER, MA degree from Occidental College, Los Angeles, in June. WILLIAM CONERLY, appointed to business and economics teaching staff of St. Andrews Pres byterian College, Laurinburg, NC, for fall term. Bill expects doctorate from Duke, where he bas been a part-time instructor and a Donner Fellow. MARILYN TALMAGE, who wrote in the fall to say "in Dec. I will be Ms. Marilyn Talmage-Bowers," began a doctoral program in psychology at Denver U. TOM GROENFELDT, Ridgefield Park, NJ, a reporter with the Bergen County Reoord, llackensack, NJ. GINGER LYON, Ch811> paign, IL, was finishing prerequisites for baccalaureate nursing program, has been accepted by Emory U School of Nursing in Atlanta, plans fall '77 enrollment there. KEITH WILLIAMS '75 & MARTA GROSSMAN WILLIAMS, both at U of Cincinnati; he in medical school, she in graduate work in biology. DAVID LIPSEY teaches at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA. ALEXANDER YUAN an associate systems engineer, marketing division, IBM Hong Kong office. SAM HOWELL & BARB MELLEN, Nashville, TN, married in July '74; Barb is keeping her name. CATHY WELLS, Aurora, CO, "working in an office while waiting for a library job (or any better job) to open up" after getting MS in library science from Simmons College, Boston; invites all her old NC friends to visit. NANCY SACHSEL, Boulder, CO, graduated Colorado U with BA in molecular, cellular and developmental biology; working on getting into medical school. SUSAN SHANE, Port Aransas, TX, working on MS degree at Texas A & M; studying behavior and population movements of free-ranging bottleoose dolphins. ANITA L. ALLEN at U of Michigan. BOB MILLER, Con cord, NH, attends Franklin Pierce Law Center, along with MARK FAKIGLIO '75. Bob says ALYSON HALEY attends Boston U law school; MARC WEINBERG is in U of Guadalajara, Mexico medical school after graduating from Columbia U pre-med program in which BONNIE SIMMONS and ANDY SACKS '75 are still enrolled. 1975 MARY C. HILL, Southport, CT, attends Yale U School of Medicine and says she is thinking of going into either family practice or psychiatry; and that ELLIOT COUSINS is at U of Vermont medical school. KATHY ARMENDT: "I am now attempting to get a BA in German at U of Texas at KIT JENNINGS teaching math at a private secondary school in Phoenix, Correction: A photo of the Class of '67 at their Cqmmencement was printed in the previous issue of the Alumni News. In that photo, the second person from the right was incorrectly identified as Betsey Ash. It was actually Jeanne Rosenberg. The News regrets its error. hopes to get into an MBA program in '77. "RON BERGWERK ('76) and I worked as advance men for the Holiday Hippodrome, a Sarasota circus, on the East Coast last sltDIIler." BETH CARNEY PATTERSON, see '72 Notes. KEITH WILLIAMS, MARK FAMIGLIO, ANDY SACKS, see '74 Notes. LYNNE TARAKAN recently had exhibition of her work for the MFA thesis at Pratt Institute, NYC. JUSTIN WEST, Bloomfield Hllls, MI, received BFA in painting from Hampshire Col lege in Jan. 1977; two-man show in Massachusetts in Dec. "Living in Florence, Italy, mostly painting." PAUL HEPWORTH, Corvallis, OR, looking for a teaching job overseas. NANCY HABER enrolled at Boston Col lege Graduate School of Social Work. WILLIAM A. LUKER, JR, studying urban affairs at Hunter College, CUNY, does volunteer work with the Eastern Farm Workers Association4 FLOSSIE WERNER, undergraduate at U of Missouri. 1976 BETTY ANNE ELLIS at U of Massachusetts Medical School, writes Mary Hill. RON BERGWERK, Tallahassee, FL, attends Florida State U law school. Also see '75 Notes. SCOTT SPRINZEN, New Castle, PA, graduated U of Chicago Dec. '76; plans on graduate studies in philosophy next fall. 1977 ':,;-:"" .,..-::t .. 4# Lee Newton and Ed Chadd The first New College graduate ever to wear cap and gown for commencement ceremonies was Lee Newton, who sported the tradi tional garb in New College gold. A calligrapher, she had also hand lettered the names of each of her 93 fellow graduates on the en velopes of their diplomas for the ceremonies. Class of 7 7 Profile Of the 93 students graduat ing in the Class of '77, there were 49 men and 44 women; 48 percent had gone straight through on a three-year program. Transfer students accounted for 45 percent of the Class of '77, compared to 38 percent of the Class of '76 and 27 percent of the Class of '75. Averages for those graduates taking the Graduate Record Examinations were 660 verbal, 633 quantita tive. Some 38 percent of the graduates are already known to be entering graduate or professional schools this fall, and have been accepted at such schools as Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Prince ton, Stanford and Yale Universities; California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology; many with fellow ships. Non-Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE P AID Sarasota, Florida Permit No. 56

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