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Alumni News (September 1980)


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Alumni News (September 1980)
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NEW ALUMNI COLLEGE NEWSLETTER VOL. I N0.3 In the past, the alumni organization had been loosely structured. The re unions had sporadic publ ications of news letters occurred only because of a few in dividuals' i nitiative But today many alumni are taking an active interest in their alma mater and ar forming, what you call one of them "Association". During the May reunion a "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" attitude reigned and some a l ums even volunteer ed to be directors of the Alumni Associa tion. The mini Farraguts include: Bruce Allen '70 22 King Ave. Albany NY 12206 John Esak '71 50 Chuckanutt Dr. Oakland, NJ 07436 David Kramer '78 6164 Nelson San Diego, CA 92115 Cynthia Gates '70 825 W. End Ave. New York,NY 10025 Ellen Goldin w77 609 De Leon St. Tampa, F L 33606 FOR THOSE WHO MISSED IT: A PROFILE OF THE NEW COLLEGE/ USF MERGER -Mary Ruiz '78 Th i s summer marks the fifth anni versary of the New College/University of South Florida merger Now is as good a time as any to reflect on what that means to alumni who knew the college in the pre-merger years I offer my observations to those who ask : Is New College dead? Is "the great experiment" over? Did the Mac Miller short story about NC becoming the South Campus for Manatee Junior College come true? In its highest and purest form, the merger can be viewed as a unique solu tion to a common problem threatening the reform movement in undergraduate education. During the sixties, the need for innovation in higher education led to the establishment of New College and a number of other experimental pro grams. With the seventies came the struggle of keeping educational alter natives open in a climate of economic decline and thousands of college closings. New College's Arland Christ-Janer wasn't the first president of a small liberal arts college on the road to bankruptcy to arrive at the idea of a merger. However, he can be credited with devising a rather novel arrangement. In the proposed merger with the University of South Florida ,New College would maintain its own academic pro gram and academic administrative struc ture but would share general administra tive services with the University .Further more, New College maintained some aspects of a private college through the creation of the New College Foundation. The non1)rivate Foundation would un derwrite a substantial portion of New College's budget with the New College Board of Trustees serving as its govern ing body The public/private aspect of the merger set it apart as a new national model and a possibly viable alternative for other experimental programs to con sider. As it turns out, Christ-Janer's arrangement did allow for the survival of New College and the preservation of its academic identity. If this is true, you may wonder why the reports from faculty and students on campus just before and after the merger did not reflect an enthusi astic endorsement of this latest of innovations in "the great experiment." Consider these observa tions from an eye-witness. Here was a college composed of self styled individuals recruited with the promise of a student-<:entered curricu lum and the assurance that "each student is responsible in the last analysis for his own education." Here was an innovative program which attracted first class minds and encouraged them to develop self reliant educational roles through such academic freedoms as non-graded tran scripts and non.Oepartmentalized divi-NEW COLLEGE ALUMNI GET ORGANIZED Chenoweth Moffatt '80 Ginger Lyon '74 1093 Austin Ave.Apt. 2 Atlanta, GA 30307 Ken Meismer '68 1509 Burns Pt. Circle New Port Richey,FL 33552 Chenoweth Moffatt '80 New College Foundation Sarasota, F L 33580 Lynwood Sawyer '73 1704 Thomas Ave. Charlotte NC 28205 Grace Perez w76 29 Concord Ave. 810 Cambridge, MA 02138 Mary Ruiz '78 1896 Bahia Vista Sarasota, F L 33579 The status of this board will remain as such until the next reunion, at which time a new process of selection may be established. During their first meeting, the Board of Directors outlined the following as their primary goals: 1 To serve as a voice in campus decis ions. In order to achieve this there must be a constant flow of commun ication between the school and alumni, and among the alumni them selves. This can best be accomplished via the Newsletter and the annually pub I ished Directory. sions. When it came time in the h1story of this democratic institution to consider a merger, the opinions of student and faculty were not a major Christ-Janer announced the merger 10 a campus town meeting, negotiated the details behind closed doors, and de parted to a liberal arts college for women in Columbia, Missouri There are a number of the class of '74 and '75 the last to receive pre merger New 'college degrees, who will never be able to decide which they resent more -the tact that the merger was negotiated, or the fact that the merger was negotiated behind their backs. Unable to prevent the impend ing merger, these Novo Collegians graduated denying the college. Further more, the manner in which the merger was negotiated served to create an atmosphere of profound demoralization on campus. Having been placed in the position of guinea pigs, it was difficult for students and faculty to feel enthu siastic about the new experiment. The early merger years were a trau matic time. No one was sure whether the University would live up to i ts part of the bargain to preserve the integrity of the New College academic program As might be expected, pessimism flour ished in the face of large and small un certainties. USF began holding evening classes on the New College campus and soon thereafter revealed a Master Plan for space utilization projecting 7,500 commuter students and a solid wall of construction from Bayshore Drive to the Library The NC faculty discovered that any tenure or standing they had earned at New College had to be renegotiated with USF. Students had to cope with overzealous University Campus Police and other challenges to social freedom in matters of housekeeping. The New College Foundation and the Trustees struggled to finance the academic pro gram when many of its former financial supporters assumed the State had taken on that responsibility New College alumni within earshot of these develop ments began to eulogize their alma mater. To add insult to injury, the USF Alumni Office began mailing their literature to Novo Collegians Trials and tribulations aside, our worst fears about the State University system never materialized. One by one, the uncertainties continue to be un raveled. USF was given to see the folly of the first Master Plan and quietly shelved it. The faculty negotiated their tenure. The rabid campus cops were replaced with more paternal types, and students learned to manipulate the University power structure. USF over looked late payments and assisted New College in procuring a two-and-e-half million endowment challenge from the Florida Legislature. New College Alumni returning to campus for annual reunions had the opportunity to see for them selves that New College lived on. 2. To fund alumni interests such as the Newsletter, Directory and Reunion. Following is a letter from Bruce Allen '70 explaining the financial organization of the New College Alumni Association. At the formative meeting of the interim Board of Directors of the New College Alumni Association on May 25, 1980, I volunteered and was authorized to in vestigate the procedure for funding the Association. Since we had decided to function as a subsidiary of the New College Foundation to ease any legal and regulatory burdens, I met with both Jim Curtiss, Director of Development of the Foundation and Tom Ford, Founda tion Assistant Treasurer, as well as New College Bookstore owner. Mr. Ford has set up a separate in come account designated the New College Alumni Fund. Although in cluded in the annual Foundation audit (fiscal year ending June 30), the Alumni Board of Directors will receive a com plete report of the fund's income and expenditures. All contributions to the Fund will have status under the aegis of the Foundation. The Assets of this account, however, shall be utiliz ed as requested and approved by the Alumni Board of Directors. Initially, it is anticipated that this Fund will finance, with Foundation assistance, the Newsletter (3 issues annually}. the Alumni Directory and the annual re union. Since these activities are already funded at a deficit, by the Foundation directly, this technical change will have little immediate financial effect. It will, however, provide the Alumni with more direct control over these alumni-The essential issue for most pre merger alumni is whether the New College ideal survived the merger. This assay is getting lengthy enough without an attempt to define the New College ideal, but be aware that most post merger academic processes continue in similar fashion as in premerger days. To understand why the merger is work ing is to understand how it works. The Campus facilities of New College now support two distinct academic programs, New College and the University Program. General administrative services for both programs on Campus are the responsi bility of the State University System. These include the Business Office, Physical Plant, Records and Registra tion, Student Affairs, Library Services, Community Relations and Campus Secur ity. In practical terms, this means that a New College student and a USF student go to the same people to pay tuition, request transcripts, check out library books, and receive health services. Dr. Robert Barylski, Campus Director, pre sides over general administrative services and also over the academic affairs of the University Program on the New College campus. For those who relish organ izational analysis, please note that Dr. Barylski reports to USF's Dean of Regional Campuses in Tampa. The New College academic program is headed by the Provost of New College, Dr Eugene Lewis, whose academic ad ministration includes the faculty chairs of New College's three Divisions, the Assistant Provost, the Director of Admis sions and the budget for New College's academic program. Dr. Lewis is re sponsible to approximately 45 New College faculty and 500 students. Faculty selection, promotion, and reten tion decisions continue to be reviewed by the faculty with student and Founda tion input. Students and faculty are prominent members in the recruitment of such high positions as the Provost, the Admissions Director, and the Dean of Student Affairs. New College Admiss ions remains autonomous from Univer sity Admissions in its highly selective re cruitment of new students. A significant portion of those who matriculate con tinue to be out of state residents. Course offerings are developed by NC faculty with advanced students or alumni teaching or co-teaching classes. As before the merger, the non-graded contract system is intact with no required courses as such. Students still organize tutorials, pursue off -<:am pus study, elect represen tatives to such bodies as the Student Academic Status Committee and NC Trustees and generally enjoy the free dom to be a hazard to themselves. On matters of the academic program, the Provost reports to USF's Vice-President for Academic Affairs and on matters of faculty personnel, he reports to USF's Dean of Regional Campuses. The New College Foundation plays the role of supporting and enhancing SEPTEMBER, 1980 related functions and establish the basis for future input in Alumni financial direction. Fantasies of a flush future have included funding an Alumni Chair Alumni Fund income can come from various sources The Alumni Board dis cussed establishing nominal dues. (Ed itor's note: Suggested dues are $10.00/ year.) We could sell New College me morabilia through the Newsletter and solicit advertising for same. But most importantly, alumni contributions are encouraged to be made payable to the Alumni Fund. You may, of course, still maka donations to the Foundation general fund or to the endowment, but by building the Alumni Fund, you can increase alumni influence on the future of our alma mater and insure a respon sive Alumn i Association. (Board of Director's goals cont.) 3 To organize and maintain an Alumni Network. The goals of the Network are to help Admissions by recruiting prospective students and serve as a contact for New College students and graduates when they move to a new city or school. In this News letter is a letter from Roberto Noya, the new Admissions Director,explain ing how alumni can assist Admissions. In the words of our own alacritous alumna, Ginger Lyon "We are embark ing on quite a project here. No doubt we will experience a lot of obstacles, delays and hard questions to answer, especially the first year. But I am so excited about the possibilities of the Association, I know it is all going to be worth it." the New College program to the tune of $760,000 a year When considering the distinction between USF's financial support of the New College campus and that of the Foundation, please remember that USF operates the buildings and administrative services while the Founda tion supports the New College academic program. The relationship between the Foundation and the University is spelled out in an annual agreement between both parties. The Foundation works closely with the Provost and also serves as a powerful advocate for New College with USF's Campus Director, Dean of Regional Campuses and President To those of you who despair that NC just isn't the same as when you were there, I offer no reassurance. New College isn t the same None of us are. To those of you who ask whether or not the great experiment lives on, wheth e r innovation still thrives at New College, whether the NC ideal is being maintain ed, I assure you these questions have nothing to do with the merger They would need to be asked had there been no merger at all The first five years of the merger have been preoccupied with issues of survival In the next five years, New College can look beyond these basic concerns and attend to issues of growth. Now, more than ever, alumni should hold New College accountable to its mission. Author's note : I am indebted to Dr Barlyski's September of 1979 descrip tion of "The Sarasota Campus' Admini strative Structure" in the preparation of this essay. I welcome (c/o The Founda tion) those responses, questions, or revisionist interpretations which may arise as a result of the essay. NEW COLLEGE ALUMNI WEEKEND, 1980: A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL -Ginger Lyon '74 The Alumni Weekend is fast becom ing an important event in the lives of those graduates and former students who assemble for the annual mixture of reminiscence, renewal and recreation. This year's gathering, held over Memorial Day weekend, attracted approximately 45 alumni from many classes and states. In addition to the traditional social events and beach outing, this reunion saw the formation of an Alumni Associa tion and the appointment of an ad hoc board. Friday night's opening reception, held in Cook Hall (formerly South Hall) was combined with the faculty Ad Lib and was widely attended by faculty members and their families, the arriving alumni and senior students. On Saturday morning, interested alumni mat with Jim Curtiss of the New College Founda tion to discuss the current status of the college and the possibilities for forming an Alumni Association. We then adjourn ed to Siesta Key, some traveling via a


REUNION -Cont. double decker bus, for a picnic at tne beach. The Palm Court Party Saturday night gave us a chance to meet the current students and to reunite our feet with those familiar red tiles. The following morning, we reassembled in Cook Hall for brunch. It was then that the plans for the Alumni Association were drawn up and agreed upon, and a voluntary band of idiots designated to act as a board of directors for the initial year. The first meeting of that board was held immediately after: a report on the procedings appears in the Newsletter. A new event on this year's program, held Monday morning in the Fishbowl of Hamilton Center, brought together alumni and students for a session on planning for the "real world" of gradu ate school and careers. The entire weekend was well planned and smoothly executed, thanks in no small way to Chenoweth Moffatt, Director of Alumni Affairs, and all who helped her. Those alumni in attendance represented a good cross section of the New College community. The range of interests and occupations is great, the latter being healthily represented by graduate school, law, health and human resources, computer technologies and various creative or entrepreneurial en deavours. Conversations at the reunion are spirited; they occur between old friends and strangers, people who are interested in what they are doing and who are well versed in the world of ideas. Remembrance of things past is laced with clarity and insight rather than compulsiveness The whole weekend serves as a reminder that the experience in our lives that we call New College is not a closed chapter, already written, but a continuing part of who we are, and are becoming. NEW COLLEGE GETS LIBRARY FUND Chenoweth Moffatt '80 Since New College first opened its doors, the Charles Ringling home has graciously served as the library. But today, the resources have expanded so, that almost 1/3 of the library's collec tion must be stored in buildings in accessible to students. Fortunately, the support of Senator Patrick Neal has helped New College secure $350,000 for design and site planning of a new library. In fear of a recession, University Chancellor E.T. York scratched New College's library proposal off the USF budget request before submitting it to the Legislature. But Senator Neal, D Bradenton, and a member of the New College Board noticed this omiss ion and spoke with senators of the budget writ ing subcommittees. "I didn't make any deals About all I could do was plead for the money on the merits of the situation. They agreed that the need is there and included it." Both the location and design are still in the formative stages. One possi bility for the location is the triangle be tween Zinn's Restaurant and the Ring ling Museum parking lot. If situated here it is hoped that the library would unify the two sides of the campus. An alternative is the lot between Robertson Hall and the Natural Science buildings. The architect has not yet been chosen. There are plans, however, to have 80,000 feet be used for the library and 20,000 feet for an adjoining learning center.The learning center would include study areas, audio visual room and lan guage labs. USF will go the Legislature in the spring to secure construction monies in the budget for the next bi-enium. As for the "old" library, Robert Barylski, Associate Dean/Director of the Sarasota Campus, wants to keep it open to the campus and public. One sugges tion has been to put faculty officers up stairs and a reception area downstairs. PROVOST'S COLUMN The College's academic program con tinues to be successful. We are very pleased at being able to give some faculty increased research time and to bring a dozen new courses and faculty members to campus this past year. A recent study of the six-year period end ing in 1979-80 shows that the average dif ference between combined SAT scores nationally and for New College contin ues to be around 300 points. This trend is a heartening one and reflects very positively on the College and the Ad missions effort. I hope that any of you who know of promising high school graduates will recommend New College to them so that we can continue to attract highly motivated, bright students in the future. 1980 GRADUATION -Chenoweth Moffatt '80 Lynndon Clough, professor of Humanities, delivered the 1980 com mencement address. His speech was both entertaining and expedient. ''When you get there they'll tell you .that money doesn't matter, and they're right. I m an exam _Pie of 1t. 1 was born in a depressed area and 1 am ending my l1fe m the Flonda EducatiOnal System." ''Whatever job you are in, it is never going to you 100% satisfac tion. 1 believe strongly you must for two pieces of escape mechanism one phys1cal and one mtellectual. Following his speech, Clough was awarded a Professorship Emeritus of Classics. Dr. Gene Lewis, Provost Prof. Lynndon Clough (Emeritus) LETTER FROM ROBERTO NOVA Dear Alumni/ae, As the Director of Admiss1ons, and in light of the Alumni Association's recent commitment to organizing a recruitment network, 1 was asked to contribute an article to this newsletter explaining our Admissions Office work and the new efforts underway to recruit the talented and independent-minded students that give New College its character. As my tenure as Director began only days ago, I believe a paragraph by way of intro duction is first in order. I hold a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from New York University and a Master's degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Educa tion. My work in education includes teaching and administration at the secondary level and admissions work for Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges. Being originally from Puerto Rico has made the cruel transition from balmy New England and its antiques to harsh Sarasota and its beaches easier for me. During my time here, the initial impression that attracted me to New College that of an institution with a dynamic student body, faculty, and alumni/ae and a commit ment to an individualized program of high standards has been reinforced. It is from this feeling of optimism and security after five years of the merger with USF and in face of de clining admissions nationwide that our new thrust in admissions arises. It is my hope that during the next few years our Admissions Office will help channel the enthusiasm of the faculty. student body, and alumni/ae of New College toward an effective, wide-ranging re cruitment effort that will maintain the high academic standards of the College (and improve upon the diversity of its s tudent body). Provost Lewis and Foundation Pres ident Heiser have impressed upon me that admissions will be a major concern of this community. Moreover, they have provided funding for our new re cruitment program which includes more admissions personnel,more in and out-of state travel for recruitment, a planned revision of our publications, the creation of a referral catalogue, the organization of a student recruitment team and, per haps most important, the formation of an Alumni/ae Network. This last act1v1ty was highlighted during the Alumni Association's recent reunion and is vital to a health recruit ment effort on several counts. For one thing, a sizeable alumni/ae network provides volume in recruitment that no other effort can match. It enables many of New College's graduates to en gage in interesting volunteer work for their alma mater and helps them keep up-to-date on the contemporary issues and concerns on campus. Above all, alumni/ae working in admissions give mcreased members of prospective stu dents a sample of the individual atten tion and dynamic enthusiasm which best represent the New College exper ience. It is for this reason that I emphasize how valuable you as a New College graduate can be to its future. It is for this reason that I join with Provost Lewis, Foundation President Heiser, and the Alumni Association in asking you to contribute to this effort. The form included with the News letter lists and explains the different tasks that alumni can perform ir ad missions. You will note that with the exception of evaluating folders and vot ing on cases, the list includes all of the duties of our admissions counselors. If you would indicate to us in what capacity you are willing to become available for admissions work, we can begin the actual task of organizing an Alumni Admissions Network. Rest assured that my office will forward all the materials you need to update your self on the College and to fulfill the tasks you volunteer to perform. Clearly it is our hope that a large number of will be interested in all facets of student recruitment. Thanking you in advance for your help. CALENDER CHANGES-Andy Brown, NC Student Last year, the Faculty Steering Committee, at the suggestion of the Provost, organized a Calendar Comm ittee formed of three faculty members. Thei; task was to begin a re-evaluation of the New College Academic calendar. This committee produced a report in the spring and presented it to the college community. The committee suggested three issues in its report, a) that New College is func tioning for most students as a four year program rather than a three year one. The suggestion was to make a four year program with a three year option official policy. b) that much independent work was not as successful as it should be. While this issue remained highly controversial until the end of the year, the final faculty consensus seemed to center around three suggestions, that first year students should be more supervised in the ISPs, that the number of ISPs be dropped from four to three, and that the summer ISP be abolished. Regarding the thesis it was suggested that as some students stayed four years and took more courses, they might be excepted from the thesis, but this was not formal ized. finally, c) the committee suggested that the three term calendar be changed to a two semester system, or "ABA", meaning that there would be two 14 week course periods with a lengthened ISP period in the middle. The calendar committee made their suggestions by offering the Faculty Steering Committee "Plan A" and one of several calendar packages it had develop ed the FSC, in turn, conducted several student forums,a faculty meeting and div isional meetings discussing the changes, and then moved that the faculty adopt the plan at the May meeting. This meet ing was attended by many students and received a Student Alliance resolution which while supporting the principle of re-evaluation and change, opposed Plan A. The faculty, after some debate voted 21-10 to postpone discussion and vote until the first meeting of the coming year. These changes are major, and the issues interlocking complex, so of course both the faculty and students are very divided about what to do. The students by and large reacted negatively to the plan on the grounds that they would not be able to study as wide a range of subjects as before, that they enjoyed independent work ,and that the plan needed more study. The faculty did not have as clear a consensus, but many felt that the longer terms would provide for more in-depth study, that the longer ISPs and summers would provide more research time, and that the semester structure would make transfers and winter programs at other schools more accesible. In general, the faculty who strongly opposed the changes were in a minority, but there was enough controversy to put off the vote. This fall, the debates will be re opened, with most of the problems still unresolved. Some aspects, such as declaring NC a four year school with a three year option, may be only a matter of changing the Admission's catalogs to fit reality. Others, such as the ABA plan or cutting back ISPs, could possibly signal trends towards emphasis on more specified fields of study. Some of the most important aspects of NC academic policy are not effected by the proposals. Most importantly, the fact that there is as yet no set credit value for a given transcript entry pre cludes the possibility of quantitative "grads". Tutorials are not threatened, nor is off

Letters Older Than Studenu one of my basic problems accepting the idea of a New College Alumni Assoc iation is the fact that I don't feel old enough. The only "alumni" that I ever knew well were my parents, and by the time 1 knew them they were middle-aged. The alumni reunions I went to with them were parties for middle aged people. I'm not middle aged yet, so how could I possibly be an alumna? 1 must admit that I still thnk of my self as being college-aged. The work I do is similar to a long ser i es of indepen dent study projects, I keep a journal and live with someone to whom I am not married. I feel as though I am not quite a respectable member of society, and I like that. All of these are the trappings of being college-aged But 1 am on the verge of some change Clothes that were my mainstay in college haven't been worn for two or three years except on nostalgic occasions I gave up writing with a rapidograph about a year ago And on the several occasions that 1 have taught college students in the past few years, I have felt that I was older than them. My image of myself as college-aged is seriously threatened by this last fact. For awhile I tried to ex plain to myself that college freshmen were just getting younger and younger. They were, but only relative to my getting older. 1 noticed that freshmen students seemed drifty, which is a way of notic ing that I am more focused now than I was then. For students it was clear that Friday night's Palm Court Party was more important than Saturday morn ing's botany field trip. As a student I would have made the same choice, but as a teacher it was hard to empathize with sleepy Saturday morning students. 1 am not as optimistic, as enthusiastic, as mellow, or as heartbroken as college students seem to be I am no longer sure, as 1 was in college, that I'll do something with my life to change the world. Cutt ing loose of this last not-often-spoken goal frees up a lot of time for quality of life enhancement. I'm thinking more and more about being a mother. I al ready have a mortgage. Having convinced myself that I am no longer college-aged, I must redefine what connects me to those of you with whom I went to college I suppose that we are all still the same age, even if it isn't college-aged. I have found that the depth and breadth oLwhJlt I can share with New College friends is greater than that I have shared with friends I've made since Maybe it's because metaphors come easier from shared experiences, or maybe it's because New College is the toughest "initiation rite" I've been through so far. At any rate, I'm ready to try an Alumni Association. Even though I am no longer college-aged and not yet middle-aged, I find it's important to keep connected with friends from New College. Julie Morris '73 Joseph Tomaino Director, USF Alumni Affairs University of South Florida Tampa, FL Dear Sir: New College and the University of South Florida became "partners in education" in the summer of 1975 when the contractual agreements be: tween the New College Foundation and USF were completed These documents defined the unique public-private inter face that was to characterize the in stitutional alliance, wherein New College of USF would become an autonomous academic community within the Univer sity. The New College Alumni Association was recently re-organized and has since emerged as an active assemblage of former students working in concert with the New College Foundation. It has been an uphill battle, as many alumni believed their alma mater to have been overwhelmed and lost within the vast State University System at the time of the merger. Our Alumni Association is one of the ways in which we can pro claim that this has not been the case. All New College "seniors" recently received invitations from your organiza tion to be included in the USF-Tampa yearbook. It has also come to our attention that New College graduates are occasionally included in the "where are they now?" section of your alumni journal. These are very minor points, but taken together they suggest that organization is unaware of the spirit of the 1975 merger agreements. In fact, the New College Alumni Association publishes its own journal, New College of USF students produce their own bi weekly magazine, and from time to time even publish a yearbook. New College of USF students consider themselves as such, not as USF students per se. This is important. Please do not misinterpret this message as inimical or pretentious. We are only trying to protect that sense of community identity that must be ours if New College is to survive as a separate and distinct program within the Univer sity. TRIVIA QUESTION Sincerely, John Wilke '81 Carol Mahler '82 What does the New College logo symbol ize? To: John Wilke, Carol Mahler From :Joe Tomaino Thank you for your recent note.l was pleased to learn that the New College Alumni Association is taking on a new emphasis. I apologize for New College seniors receiving notices for the USF yearbook. Apparently, they are listed with all the USF seniors in our record keeping sys tem. This has been the same problem that we have had with the graduate records. Up until recently we were not able to separate New College alumni from the general alumni records. We can do it now. New College will not receive any Alumni Association mail after Jan uary 1, 1980. The student record for seniors is another problem I suggest that we meet with Dr. James Heck to see what we can do about separating our New College seniors from the current student roster. In short, we agree in principle with you and respect the integrity of your Association. Our problem is an ad ministrative one. I would like to offer my counseling services to you and your group if you feel I can be of assistance in advancing your program. Thank you for your attention. "Letters" will be a regular feature of the Newsletter. All are invited to share their opinions. Please address letters to: "LETTERS" Alumni Newsletter New College Foundation 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 33580 PLEASE FILL OUT BOTH SIDES OF THIS QUESTIONNAIRE AND ENCLOSE IT IN THE SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE, THANK YOU. Name:----------------------------------------N C Class _____ Spouse's Name: ------------------------------------N C Class-----Home Phone: _________________________ Work Address: -------------------------Profession: ----------------------------------------May we give out your home/work address to graduates or relocating students? Father's Address: -------------------------Mother's Address: ------------------------News tidbits or comments. MAY WE INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER?


CLASS NOTES 1972 Bill Herman is working as a carpenter in Boston Rick Doblin (w72) is living in Sarasota, moving houses and is planning to return to school -maybe New College; "I would like to turn my private country club into an educational experience." 1973 Ira Halberstadt was a DGS trainee for the film "Kramer vs. Kramer". Dorothy Marshall (w73) is living in Eugene, Oregon making kaliedescopes Frank McKenney is still working for the computor company in Richmond, VA, but is now manager of time sharing operations. John Klein is a cameraman for NBC in New York. Roger Klurfeld is the Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the U.S. Department of Energy He recently won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to attend a one-month seminar this summer on the future of free enterprise in the U.S. Pat Patterson (w73) owns a chain of Italian restaurants in the Boston area. 1974 Debra R. Hachen made history on June 1 when she became the first rabbi's daughter to be ordained. Debra will be the rabbi of Congregation B'nai Shalom in Westbory, MA, and will also continue to serve as the Hillel advisor to the Worcester Jewish Student Coali tion. Pat Moscatello graduated from George town Law last spring and is now study ing for the Hawaii bar. Ron and Cheryl Flax {76) Davidson are living in Puerto Rico. Ron is working for the Chase Manhatten Bank, and Cheryl is practicing law. Dave Lipsey is working for a private consulting firm enforcing the rights of the handicapped and developing affirma tive action programs Tricia Cronan is working as a womens' mental health counselor. Steve Duprey is practicing law in NH and racing cars around the U.S. Mark Konewitch is living in Chicago doing the same ol' stuff. Scott Zeiner (w74) is living in Sarasota, and designing equipment to receive satellite signals. Bonnie Simmons is married and going to medical school in NYC. 1975 Amy Willis is attending graduate school in counseling psychology in Austin, TX. Larry Desmond was called by the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to serve as an official representative of the church in Japan. Following hsi 22 months abroad, Larry plans to enter the Fine Arts and Communications Department of Brig ham Young University Mark Famiglio is in real estate develop ment in Sarasota. James A. Smith has received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Yale. He now has a fellowship at the Harvard.Smithsonian Center for Astro physics. 1976 Ed Malet is working for the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. regulating the oil pipeline and building up a ward robe of three piece suits 1977 Paula Weiss was married this past fall (yes she is still considered Ms. Paula Weiss) and is currently in graduate school at Tufts University. Randy Levinson a graduate student in sociology at University of Wisconsin, Madison, was one of five University teaching assistants to receive 1980 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Juan Lindau is married and is working toward his Ph. D. in Government at Harvard. 1978 Vicki Kay Harris was married this past August in Atlanta. Dave Kramer writes that he thought New Wave was a recent product development from Proctor & Gamble. And speaking of waves, Dave,Luc Cuyvers and John VermMye (JWI w77 as of July, have formed the Mare Nostrum Foundation, Inc. This organization will provide information to the public on the development, conser vation, and management of the oceans and their resources through research, publication and films. 1979 Peggy Carroll is an apprentice with the St. Francis Institute of Washington, D.C a non-profit counseling and burial society for the terminally ill and be reaved. Shelly Yogman, who is attending Cornell University and Kevin Geraghty both won Herbert H. Lehman Graduate Fellow shops in the Social Sciences and Public and International Affairs. ADMISSION'S QUESTIONNAIRE 1980 Judy Mendelson was accepted into the Arab Studies Program at Georgetown. Susan Wahl (w80) has married a Parisian, is living in France and trying to learn French so she can speak to her husband in other than the universal language. OTHER NOTES Malena Carrasco, received her Ph.D. in Art History from Yale, and was pro moted to Assistant Professor. Jack Cartlidge was promoted to Assoc iate Professor of Fine Arts. David Dykstra received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate this past sum mer in a seminar for College Teachers on Classical Rhetoric and Contemporary Writing held at the University of Nevada. Douglas Langston was awarded a Mellon Faculty Fellowship at Harvard for this academic year. Arthur MeA. Miller was promoted to Professor of Literature. He also received a promotion to Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He is still editor of New Collage which is in its 12th yearly volume ($6.00 per year for three issues). John Moore has joined the Humanities Division as Assistant Professor of Classics Jay Mosely's book, A Cultural History of Religion in America, has been accepted for publication by Greenwood Press. Bryan Norton was the director and main participant in a series of eight lectures at Selby Library and eight televised discussions on environmental values during the academic year 1979-1980. Terry Palls was granted tenure. She was also awarded two fellowships for College Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She accepted the one on A Comparative Study of Brazil ian and American Prose Fiction and part icipated in the seminar held at Vander bilt University this summer. Ron Riddle's book, Flying Dragons, Flowing Steams: Music in San Fran cisco's Chinese Community, was accept ed for publication by Greenwood Press. Soo Bong Chae's book, Lebefgue In tegration, was published by Marcel Dekker, Inc. He is currently working on another book, Holomorphy in Banach Spaces. Justice Doenacke was Visiting Scholar at Stanford this past summer. He is re searching American Isolationism at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Dr. Hinrich will be replacing economics professor, Jan van der Veen, this year. Jan and his new bride, Martha Brooks, '79 will be in Washington, D.C. where he will be working in the Aid For Inter national Development office. Dr. Tar is the new Sociology professor. Dale Hartman, former Director of Student Affairs, is now a practicing masseur. Dr. Althea H. Jenkins has replaced Dr. Edmon Law as Department head and University Librarian of the New College campus. In Memoriam New College has lost one of its dearest friends. A. Werk Cook passed away June 13th. His generosity of spirit and understanding was equal to his generosity in deed. He will be missed. A Werk Cook memorial fund has been established. Anyone wishing to con tribute to this, should address checks to the New College Foundation, Werk Cook Memorial. Please indicate below whether or not you are interested in participating in an alumni/ae admissions network and which activities you are willing to undertake. I (am, am not) interested in your Alumni/ae Admissions Network. I can be available: 1) for consultation and information regarding the high schools, community groups and church organizations in my area. 2) to visit high schools, counselors, and College Nights as a representative of New College. 3) to interview candidates from my area. 4) to organize a New College night for interested students in my area. 5) to contact admitted students to answer their questions and for follow-up recruitment. -----Please check here if you are willing to become involved in all of the aspects of recruitment work listed above. Name: Address:

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