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Alumni News (December 1972)


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Alumni News (December 1972)
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New College Phoenix (Vol. 6, No. 1)
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New College Alumnae/i Association
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Sarasota, Fla.
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December 1972


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Highlights of Founders' Day at New College included the unveiling of the founders' plaque by Jane Saxby and Lynne Crowell of the Class of 1975 at a signal from Trustee Chairman Dallas W. Dort at the podium (top) and talks by Founding Trustee George F. Higgins (left) and Founding President Dr. George F. Baughman (below at podium) and Dr. Wesley A. Hotchkiss (seated). NEW COLLEGE pboenfx SARASOTA, FLORIDA DECEMBER 1972 VOL. 6 NO. 1 Plaque, Circle Honor Founders On a grassy knoll newly created in front of dignified College Hall on New College's West Campus is a huge bronze plaque with these words : In grateful appreciation to Incorporators, Charter Trustees, and Major Donors whose generous assistance during the founding years earned them distinction as Founders of New College. This is the Founders' CTrcfe, designed and built especially to honor the 80 persons who are the Founders of New College, but also to honor in spirit the hundreds more who have been designated as Founding Contributors. Taking part in the ceremonies were a number of the people who were so important to the founding of the college: George F. Higgins, chairman of the original College Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, an Incorporator and a Charter Trustee; Dr Wesley A. Hotchkiss, general secretary for higher education of the United Church of Christ, a Charter Trustee; Dr. E. Robert Chable, an Incorporator and later a trustee; Dr. George F. Baughman, a Charter Trustee, Founding President of the college, and now an Honorary Fellow; Founding Trustee Chairman Philip H. Hiss, unable to be present because of family illness, sent a congratulatory wire. Trustee Chairman Dallas W. Dart, who presided, asked each to recall what the founding years meant personally and all did so with eloquence. Of the Founders, Dr. Baughman said: "You were the life, you were the strength, you were the faith ... Said George F. Higgins, ... the concept, the ideals, the purpose, adherence to the pol icy of a high quality of excellence are all as valid today as they were at the founding." Philip H i ss wired his gratitude to the founders "whose devotion has made possible the birth and continued (Continued on Page 4)


Pa e 2 Action Auction Jan.31 Who has helped raise $75,000 for New College in its Ford Foundation Challenge effort and had a lot of fun doi ng it? Answer: Everyone concerned with the New College Act1on Auction. On January 31, a Wednesday the third annual auction will be held, this time in Hamilton Center on New College's campus, and the event promises to be the best ever with an exciting list of auction items First held in January 1971 under the direction of Mrs. Robert Bon Seigneur, the Action Auctions are sponsored by friends of the college in the Manatee -Sarasota area This year's chairman is Mrs. Andrew Sandegren. Auction enthusiasts are offered excellent opportunities to acquire interesting and valuable goods and services, sometimes at barga1n prices. The price of admission at $125 a couple, includes a gourmet dinner for two plus spendable scrip in the amount of $100. In addition to the gala evening with plenty of fun, the proceeds help New College by earning matching credit for Ford Foundation Challenge funds. Newly named president of the New College Parents' Association is Dr. John Ott (left) shown with Trustee Chairman Dallas W. Dort. Dr. Ott, who is director of the Environmental Light and Health Institute in Sarasota, presided at the November meeting of the parents' group which attracted to campus more than 100 parents Dr. Ott's son Henry is an upperclass student. NEW COLLEGE PHOENIX Ford Challenge Goal Crucial For College February 3, 1973 looms as one of the most important dates for the future of New College That is the deadline for the third year of the Ford Foundation ChallengP and by that time New College must raise $1 ,000,000 to obtain the challenge grant of $250,000. "We still have a long way to go to meet the goal," said Robert F. Drabik, director of development, but he pointed out that during each of the last two challenge years, the amount has been reached in dramatic last day surges through gifts by supporters of the college. Ford Foundation made the four-year challenge two years ago to provide New College with some security while it builds its own firm financial foundations, now well underway. "We have come a long way in the past two years," said Drabik, "but this is critical to the success of the entire challenge program. Riley Is Acting Provost Dr. B Gresham Riley has been named acting provost of the college Trustee Chairman Dallas W. Dort, who is coordinating administration of the college during the search for a new president, said that Dr. Riley will have primary administrative responsibility for academic programs and policies Dr. Riley joined the New College faculty in 1965 and is now associate professor of philosophy. A magna cum laude graduate of Baylor University, he earned his graduate degrees at Yale University where he had both Woodrow Wilson and Danforth Fellowships. Chairman of the mass1ve New College institutional self-study in 1970, Dr. Riley coordinated the work of more than 1 00 members of the campus community in the year-long study which was part of the college's accreditation process. Dr. Riley spent one year on leave from New College at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in California and also he was a visiting lecturer in India under the auspices of the U.S. and Indian governments. "As you consider year end tax advantages of making charitable contributions, we urge you to include New College," said Drabik. New College's Development Office is staffed to answer questions on ways to give that are both advantageous to the giver and helpful to the college. The office also has available various gift programs on college needs. WALTER TRAMPLER Benefit Concert Chamber music spanning three centuries will be performed by one of the world's great violists and the New College String Quartet at the annual New College Summer Music Festival benefit, to be held this year on December 20 in Van Wezel Hall. Walter Trampler, who has often appeared here as part of the Summer Music Festival, will be soloist on a program including Mozart's Quintet C Major, Telemann's Concerto in G Hindemith's Trauermusik and V1vald1 s Concerto in E Major. Quartet members Paul Wolfe, Anita Brooker Ilona Vukovic and Peter Rejto will Trampler in the concert which each year raises funds for scholarships .tor the annual music festival. The fest1val brings 100 talented young musicians to campus to study and perform with outstanding faculty-artists.


NEW COLLEGE PHOENIX Pa e 3 College Community Salutes Associates Members of the Associates of New College and their guests will be treated to a gourmet holiday dinner on December 12 that will be a visual treat as well as gustative pleasure. Trustee and Associate Mrs. Rosemary Bouden, who again is coordinating this second annual event, has had trustees, faculty, staff and students working for months on the arrangements for the evening. There are delicacies and flowers being flown in from San Francisco, decorations from Ohio, and even imported wines served from stemware bought for the occasion This special evening has been planned and prepared, Mrs. Bouden emphasizes, at no cost whatever to the college. The evening begins with the serving of cocktails and canapes at the Caple's House. For dinner the Associates gather in the candlelit main dining room of Hamilton Center which will be strikingly decorated in the hoi iday theme. All cooking, serving and other help is provided by members of the college community as an expression of thanks to the Associates for their support of the college and its educational program. Extraordinary dining for Associates is promised because the entire menu was planned and is being prepared under the direction of Mrs. Bouden, who, in her spare time from her trusteeship and a busy interior design business, runs a gourmet cooking school. Back in New Hampshire preparing himself for the January opening of the state legislature is Stephen M. Duprey, 19-year-old second year New College student who became what is believed to be the nation's youngest elected legislator with an overwhelming victory in his home township. Duprey, who became interested in politics while helping in last spring's primaries in New Hampshire, filed his papers in July and campaigned door-to-door during August with the help of his family and a small group of New College students. He won the September primary handily and was the leading vote-getter in the November elections. He will return to his studies when his term is up. Literature professor Dr. I. Martin Shartar serves members of the Associates of New College during last year's annual Associates holiday dinner. Volunteers from the campus community prepare and serve the gourmet meal each December in appreciation of the support given to the college by members of the Associates. Honored by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) as the recipient of its Champion of Higher Independent Education in Florida (CHIEF) Award in 1972 was New College Trustee Benton W. Powell {right) shown receiving the award from Rollins College President Dr. Jack Critchfield at ceremonies in Miami.


Page 4 President Search Continues Search for a president for New College continues in a process that involves the participation of trustees, faculty, staff and students, said Trustee Chairman Dallas W. Dort, who is coordinating the affairs of the college in the absence of a president. He said that trustees' Presidential Search Committee Cha i rman Dr. Victor L. Butterfield reported to trustees at their fall meeting in November that more than 100 candidates, suggested by both on-campus and off-campus sources, have been examined by his committee and a number of these have visited the campus. "Everyone assoctated with this search for a president has given many hours of extra time to help to make sure that New College gets the right person for this important position. While we are hopeful of concluding the search soon with the selection of a person for this position, we will not let the urgency of our need compromise the standards we have set," said Dort. "The cooperation of the campus community, in the absence of a president, has been extraordinary," Dort said "Everyone seems to be putting forth an extra effort to help make the college affairs run as smoothly as possible." Founders (Continued from Page 1) development of one of the significant educational institutions of our time. Then Dort called on two members of a younger generation to tell what the college has meant. Responding were Thomas R. Todd Jr., a member of the Charter Class, a graduate of 1967, now a successful Atlanta attorney and a trustee of the college. Speaking particularly for the student body but also for the college community was Ron H. Davidson, chairman of the Student Executive Committee and a second year student from Des Moines, Iowa. "No words even if they be cast in bronze said Thomas R. Todd Jr. in expressing thanks from alumni, "are as eloquent a testimony to the foresight, wisdom and generosity of the Founders of New College as is the itself And Ron Davidson added student thanks to the Founders for "making New College what it is today; making New College a vision become a reality, one Hiat we can all live with one that is nowhere else in existence NEW COLLEGE PHOENIX Members of the New College String Quartet will create a special Christmas treat for several million television viewers on Florida's West Coast this year. The quartet, supplemented by a harpsichord and double bass and with a guest soprano, will perform a special program of Christmas music over WTVT (Channel 13) at 7:30p.m. December 21 and over WXLT-TV (Channel 40) at 7:30 p.m. December 22. Both programs are being brought to west coast audiences as a public service by the Palmer Bank Corporation. Quartet members Paul Wolfe, Anita Brooker, Ilona Vukovic and Peter Rejto are joined by Soprano Doris Trager, harpsichordist Muriel Wilkinson and double bassist Gaston Dufresne fof the 30 minute full color show offering music by Bach, Scarlatti and Mozart. DR. KNIGHT YOUNG ROSENBERG Three new members were added to the New College Board of Trustees at their annual November meeting. Elected to a three-year term was Dr. Douglas M. Knight, former president of both Duke and Lawrence Universities and now a vice president of RCA. A Phi Beta Kappa at Yale University where he earned the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, he also holds honorary degrees from 12 colleges and universities. Elected by his fellow classmates of the graduating class of 1972 to be their nominee for membership on the board was David Z. Young, who now is taking post-graduate work at Cornell University and plans to attend medical school next fall. Elected by all alumni to represent them was Jeanne Rosenberg, a Charter Class graduate in 1967 who recently resumed her education in cinematography at the University of Southern California.

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