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Miracle Maker NCF alumna's unique theater program transforms lives. By C lair e M i chelsen '03 Elaine Hall '75 has been an educator, writer, performer, consultant, and pro fessiona l acting coach for television and film artists for the past 30+ years She has written and directed over 30 chil <.lren' p lays and has been the children' acting coach on films such as Honey I Blew Up the Kid and Akeelah and the Bee. Her unique, po itive relation hip building approach to children's arts education ha been featured in many documentaries and publications. Elaine has erved as an acting coach for Wild wood chool, UCLA Bruin Kids, Press man Academy, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Studios, ABC Television and Nickelodeon, and she founded the critically acclaimed children's theater program, KIDS ON STAGE, L.A. But Elaine's most recent public recog nition temmed from the nonprofit she founded five years ago to teach theater arts to children with autism and their typically developing siblings and peers. The Miracle Project now thrives be-cau e of the pa ionate work of Elaine and the program's volunteers. E l aine's life work was actually fore shadowed during her tenure at New College. "When I was at ew College I answered an ad for a play therapy program at a mental health clinic i n Sara ota," recalls Elaine. "At 19, I vol-NEW COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY. Read More in This Issue! Founder of T he Miracl e Pro j e ct, Ela ine H a ll 75, wi t h t h e stars o f "Autism : The M usic al" ( f r om lef t): A d am, N e al, E laine Lexi, Henry and W yatt. unteered and it changed my life. In the back of my mind I knew this was what I was going to do. I started my career as a volunteer at New College." In 2006, The Miracle Project was documented in a featurel ength film called Autism: The Mustcal, which catapu l ted the mall volunteer-based operation into the national spotlight. T he 2008 Emmy-award-winning documentary profi l ed The Miracle Project's creative and evocative journey from meeting a new group of children and their anxious famil ies through the rambunctious group's preparations and creation of an original production called, Who Am I: A Time Traveler's Tale. Elaine admits the first 1 1 weeks of the g roup were chaotic. She and the other Miracle Project vol untee r s fol lowed the children' moves, whether that meant sitting together under tab les or pinning in c i rcles, trying to gain understanding and tru t. "Then they just started coming together as a group," E laine recalls. She led them to write plays, learn songs, and hold dres rehearsals. They even discussed and allocated each other's roles. Befo r e beginning The M iracle P roj ect, E l aine had been work i ng as a well known f ilm coac h w hen she decided to adopt a c h ild of her own. Wit h the diagnosis of he r son Neal's autism i n 1 997, Elaine was thrown head-first into the world of autism spectrum di order at a time when they were not widely known E l aine explai n s tha t she qui t h er work as a coach and "tackled t h e s ub ject like an ISP," spending co u ntless Continued on page 4 ...


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Cindy Hill ford Robert Lincoln Adam Kendall Chair Vice-Chair Treasurer Boyle, Colin '89-'95 Burgman Raymonda '91-'95 (Ray) ford, Cindy Hill '89-'93 Garey-Roy, DeeAnn '78-'82 Hans, Robert (Rob) 76 -'79 Heath, Catherine '97-'01 Kendall, Adam '98-'02 Levitan, Stuart (Stu) '72-'75 Lincoln, Robert (Rob) '77-'83 Milton, Michael '98-'01 Rivers, Adam '97-'01 Rosenberg, William '73-'80 (Bill) EX OFFICIO MEMBERS: Walker, Andrew (Andy) President & CEO New College Foundation Michalson, Gordon, Jr. (Mike) President New College of Florida Rogers, Jessica NCAA Vice President, Alumnae/i Affairs Michelsen, Claire '03-'08 NCAA Alumnae/i Coordinator 2 NIMBUS SPRI G 2009 NCAA CHAIR'S LETTER I C indy Hill For d '89 Serving as the Chair of the Board of Direc tors of the NCAA is imu l taneously exhilarating and humbling. I simply could not be happi er to represent the NCAA, yet I know that no one person coLtld ever claim to speak for all alums. We are each independent thinkers with vast expanses of knowledge and experi ence. What we all share in common is that we received an education in the same physical location. o why does that bond us? l believe it is because of the stories that come from that shared education. Whether an alum is a contemporary of New C liege's shared existence with USF ( uch as myself), a member of the Charter Class, or a recent graduate of the independent New College, we all have stories of our experiences that connect u beyond age, career, or politic I certainly have my stories, and I know that the NCAA would love to hear yours We encourage you to share your memories, your hopes, your suc cesses and your regrets with us. The fact that you no longer live on campus does not mean that you are no l onger part of the New College community. In fact, as an alum, rather than a student, you are part of a larger community than that which was on campus when you attended New College. So, how can you resist the opportunity to hare your stories with us? Write an article or update for the Nimbus, join the Four Winds Forum and explore the website (, or simply send us a IN THIS ISSUE 5 Novo Volunteerism 7 50th Anniversary 8 College News 10 Program Updates letter or an emailletttng us know what is new with you. Once you do, I know that you will agree that it was time well spent. You can also share your story this Reunion Weekend 2009 by scheduling an interview with the New College Story Archives! Stay tuned for available time Getting actively involved with the NCAA is more important than ever. In troubling economic times, we need the support of our friends. Our network of alumnae / i offers you not only a chance to connect with old friends and make new friends, but also the advantage of an insider position in a community with a wealth of ideas, experience and connections. You owe it to yourself to make the time to be an active member of that community. Finally, tho e of you not residing in Florida may not have heard about the statewide budget cuts to education. These cuts will impact New College. We therefore must do whatever we can do as a lum to a ist New College dur ing this recession. Yes, that is a request for donations; however, it is also a request for non-financial support. Can you mentor a student or talk with a group of students interested in your career field? Donate your services or your company's resources to New Col lege? Persuade your emp l oyer to donate to New College or offer an internship? Host a networking recept ion or Chap ter Event at your h ome or business? Present a Book Award to a loca l high schoo l student? Serve on an NCAA committee? Each and every alum can find an opportunity to reach o ut. Why have we n o t h eard fr o m you? Cindy Hill Ford, '89 11 12 15 18 Board Elections Back to the Future ... Class Notes Event Photos


Meet Ryan, NCAA's New Student Rep! Hello, my name is Rebecca Ryan Keenan and I am cur rently working as the NCSA smdent liai on for the New Col lege Alumnae / i Association and Foundation. I was born and raised in the dainty town of Pelham, New York with my two older isters, L wren and Lisa, who also at tended New College. As a first year, I find ew College is becoming a second home to me. Al though I've known New College since I was 13 (wh e n my oldest sister Lauren started here), it wasn't until now that I've come to really appreciate the op portunity and independence offered to students As a liai on to the NCAA and Foundation, I love being able t o meet and talk with alums knowing that we've shared similar experiences. It really make me feel like I'm part of the New College community. Thus far, I've decided to pursue Economics as my area of concentra tion. I'm also very interested in media production, an appeal that led to me produce and create Organic Magazine for my ISP in January. Thanks for reading! From Foundation CEO Andy Walker Recently I was asked by several New College donors what, in my first months with the New College Founda tion, I have found to be most remark ab le about our school. Two things stand out among many. The first i the students. I have met a remarkab l y gifted, inqu i ring, fun and mamre group. The other, which is a principa l reason why I came to New College, is the trong sense of community here close-knit, but al o very welcoming. As we know too well, 'communi ty' has be come increasingly preciou in America. Robert Putnam, in Bowling ALone, docu ments a 60 year decline of vol unteer i sm and "joining" in the United rates that the intern t and other vi r tua l commu nitie can onl y partially replace. The feeling i different at New Col lege. A lumnae/ i decades apart bond as easily as if they had been college roommate Professors and former students keep in close touch throughout their lives. Even the "Bones," the New College oftball team well into its third decade, remains a perfect cross-section of students, alums, faculty and staff (albeit all male!). Giving of oneself to the College by mentoring students, as my predecessor John Cranor '6 4 continues to do, is one important a pect of creating and enjoying community. So is helping students identify the right graduate pro gram and find internships or that all important first job. Equally important is coming to campus to speak, donating equipment or making financial contri butions to New College. There are many words for uch generosity. At its core, it' volunteer ism at its finest. New College has it in abundance, and it will be on display in myriad ways as the College begin to celebrate its founding nea rl y 50 years ago. And as Dr. Putnam has noted, vol unteeri m is the essence of what defines a community. I am new to this community, but it a l ready feels as if it has a lways been home. Perhaps that's a third remark ab l e thing. PALM COURT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND UPDATE The Palm Court Init i ative is com ing ever closer to reaching the goal of rai sing $250,000 for out-of state student support. The NCAA is pushing to raise the final $10,000 needed to se cure a matching gift of $125,000 from the State of Florida. Mi ha Wiley speaks below about being an out-of-state student. She traveled to New College from Flowery Branch, GA to study art. "We {out-ofstate students] are able to bring a bit of ourselves onto the campus, and it fits. I've been able to find myse!f and ma ture in a way 1 had hoped." Your gifts, no matter how great or small, are all vitally important in helping NCAA achieve its goal of providing scholarship support for our future-our students. More than two-thirds of New College's student population needs financial aid to complete their education. Click the "Support NCAA" tab on our website to make a gift online. Make sure to notate 'Palm Court Initiative' in the Designation tab. I[MBL s SPR [N(7 2009


Continued from page 1... hour re earching autism and finding a mentor in the field. he learned through her personal expcnence and relied on her kill and relation hip in dance, acting, and mu 'iC to offer eal a rich creative outlet and unique ocial pace. When he decided she needed to return to work even year later, Elaine knew he wanted to revisit the theater therapy volunteering he hat! done a a tudent. L oking back on her time at ew allege, Elaine recall that he did not graduate with an immediate feeling of purpo e and preparednes "When I first graduated from New allege, I wa so angry; I felt ew College had prepared me for nothing. I didn't understand the real world at alL But .. .l interact with groups of auti tic children like they had one-on-one with her on. he finds now that the volunteer often performing artist by trade, benefit alongside the children and their familie Elaine explains that "what is o awe ome for the volunteers is that [a a performer] your whole life i about yourself-your head hot your makeup, promoting your elf. But at The Miracle Project they get to come to a place where it i not about yourself; it is about being of ervice and giving 100% for the children." High chool students, too, have pr fes ed to Elaine that their work at The Miracle Project offer their lives meaning that rises above ther daily concerns. Along the way, Elaine ha tran i tioned from volunteering for other to Elaine Hall '78 (center in purple) and Company on the red carpet before winning their Emmy. realize now it' about more than a k ing 'how am I going to get a job'-it's a out creating my job." Combining a ew College degree in philo ophy and religion, her several careers and raising a child with autism, Elame reared the first theater art program for children with a uti m pectrum disorders. Elaine' idea wa to train volun teer dancers, arti ts and mu ician to 4 1MB PRJ 0 2 9 directing volunteer at the nonprofit. he encourage people of all ages to volunteer anti particularly believe in the importance of ew College tudent volunteeri m because of it role in her life. "There are o many reasons to take an active role in volunteering and your community," he ay. "At New College we get a little too inten e and self-absorbed. Volunteering gets you out of that hell. For me, it et my career path-I learned everything I known w through volunteering while at ew Col lege and taking part in [ P Having to rage and cream with my own demons while I wa at C, I learned who I am, what I want, and how to achiev it without a typical tructure of the tradi tional college." Now, Elaine says, he is honored and privileged to be able to offer The Miracle Proje t to familie with autism and to their volunteer She find kids who have autism to be "the mo t ex traordinary people 1 have ever had the privilege to be around!" And the proj ect ha much in store in the near and di tant future: Vista Del Mar Child and Family ervice in L.A. adopted her program along with hiring her to create a Bar and Bat Mitzah training program for children with autism And as a result of the creening of Autism: The Musical, Elaine has had reque t to start Miracle Projects nationally and internationally. Along with the Project's producer, Diane I aa Elaine formed Miracle Project LLC to create a curriculum to show people how to tart their own theater programs. he would love to engage New College alum and students to get involved in Mira le Project satellite and welcome any MBA to help with the busine side ("not her forte"). Mo t recently, Elaine ha been invited to peak before the United Na tion Council in ew York on auti m awarene anti to how a creening of Autism : The Musical in conjunction with International Auti m Awarenes Month in April. he i currently working on a book with Harper tudio called Now I Can ee the Moon, ba eel on her experience with auti m and founding The Miracle Project. Elaine live in anta Monica, alifornia, with Neal and her husband, play therapist, Jeff Frymer.


New College student volunteers painting, sanding and caul king d uring their Alternative Fall Break service trip to New Orlea ns, October 2008. Novo Volunteerism With help from the campus VISTA volunteer coordinators, New College students reach out in town and out-of-state. By Rebecca Ryan Keenan '08 New College student are hammer ing together houses and growing crops to join the fight against poverty aero Florida and surrounding state tive Fall Break" trip in ew Orleans, providing assistance to Hurricane Katrina victim "We !Adam and Mia] took 28 stu dent and worked with three different grassroots organization on reconstruc tion," Mia aid. "The group worked with Common Ground Relief, The NCFVOLU "Everyone was really excited be(ause it was omething we could finish during our time the::re and not have painted only half a hou e or worked on a small part of it. More Like we do at Habitat for Humanity." During the trip, students were able to peak to and connect with local Ka trina urvivor and hear how they have truggled to move back to New Orleans after the hurricane. "People from the neighborhood ... poke of how they were o happy to ee their yards being taken care of, or hou e being painted. It means more people arc coming back," added Mia. "It wa really moving to hear their stories and to feel we were directly affecting their community." Mia noted that several ew College students have returned to ew Orleans since Fall Break to conduct a group Independent Study Project (ISP) and believes that several students are plan ning to return for an alternative pring Break trip. rudents were greatly impacted by the experience. In the words of Lind ey hields, a second year at New College, "Volunteering in ew Orleans made me realize that I want to help people for the rest of my Life. l want to get my education and go to the Peace orps and maybe run a non-profit." In addition to the Alternative Break, tudents have volunteered in the arasota community at Boys and Girl Club, Habitat for Humanity, hildren First, the Humane Since the beginning of the chc ol year, eager student have been hopping on the bandwagon of volunteeri m and making a difference in numerous com munltles. ew College' AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (V[ TA) coordinator Mia Brezin and Adam Roca '02, energize and coordi nate much of the activi m. Mia and Adam have taken tudents on everal volunteer trip expo ing them to orne of the unfortunate realities of our country. During the e vi its students become immersed in the community and develop a de ire to do more for humanity. Lower inth Ward Village and The Ri ing Sun." One project that the VISTA 12 students, and Common Ground worked "Volunteering in New Orleans made me realize that I want to help people for the rest of my life." ociety, and the Re urrection House. Students have also participated in orga nizations throughout Florida, including the Eco-Farm Commu o far, the paramount project of the 2008-2009 year has been the "Alternaon wa re toring a water-damaged house from the flood that broke through the Ievie The group did everyth ing from painting three coat on each wall to caulking the entire hou e. Mia, recalling her experience, aid, nity in Plant City, the Oy ter Dome in Tampa, Immokalee eminole Reserva tion and Myakka River tate Park. As VISTA coordinator and long time volunteer Mia and Adam also fa cilitate projects that tudent envi ion, I 'lMBLT S SPRL G 2009 s


NCF VOLUNTEER GO GREEN! UPDATE YOUR EMAIL WITH US TO SAVE PAPER! NCAA and the New College Founda tion want to collaborate with you to save unnecessary waste and costs! New Coll ege s t u dent s at work b ui ld in g a n d re-bui lding h ome s i n Sar a s o t a (left) a n d New Or leans. If you would like to receive mail ings from the NCAA and/or the New College Foundation electronically, send us an email at NCalum @ with "GO GREEN" in the subject line Don't forget to include your name! which include providing ttan porta tion and finding avenues to upport student goals. "People come to us with things they want to get involved in and a k u what organization are here," Adam aid ot ev rything we do is omething t h at we set up." Mia, who graduated from Eck rd i n '07, and Adam decided to get involved w1th the AmeriCorps VISTA g roup in order to continue doi ng volunteer work and to encourage and connect with tudents on campu The AmeriCorp programs provide tudents and young adult with the chance to participate in a comprehen-ive and on-going ervice working in educat i on, public safety, hea l th a n d the env i ronment. Created by Pre i dent Lyndon B. John on in 1965, the VI TA initiative was incorporated i nto the AmeriCor p networ k when Pres i And if you already signed up: make sure we have your current email! Questions? Email us at NCalum @ or call 941.487.4900. dent Bill Clinton igned the ational a n d Community ervice Tru tAct of 1993 and is dedicated to the cru ade agains t pove rty in our nation. DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO YOU'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT WOULD BE PERFECT FOR NEW COLLEGE? The Office of Admissions invites you to add your favorite bright, passionate, motivated, independent, eccentric (insert your own adjective here) high-school student (freshman-senior) to our mailing list. Please fill out this form as completely as possible and return it to: New College of Florida Office of Admissions 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243-2109 Phone 941-487-5000 Fax 941-487-5010 Student's name ---------------------------6 '1MB 'S PRI. 'G 2 0 9 Address ________________________________ __ City State ____________________ Zip ________ Phone ________________________________ Highschool _____________________________ Year of graduation _______________________ Possible study interest ___________ Your name ____________________________ __ Relationship to student---------------------


50 Years Young By Stu Levitan '72 Fall1960. In Rome, Italy, a teenage boxer from Louisville wins an Olympic gold medal. In Hamburg, Germany, four young musi cians from Liverpool rock the Kai serkellar. In Atlanta, a black preacher is released from jail. It's a season of change and hope. And in Sarasota, Florida, on October 11, a grand experiment in education begins with the granting of a charter to a small, private coeducational liberal arts college -New College. The charter class of 101 students would not arrive until September 1964, but Oc tober 11, 1960 is a date to commemorate and celebrate. And that's what New College plans to do, for a whole year. From May 2010 to May 2011, the College will host symposia, conversations, community events and grand openings, and may even unveil a brand-new sculpture on campus, all cel ebrating New College, past and present. President Mike Michalson has ap pointed an eight-member Anniversary Planning Committee to oversee the many and varied activities. The committee has outlined an ambitious agenda which ap pears condensed below. Moving forward, sub-committees will be established to implement key points of the celebration and ensure broad participation in the planning process. New College's Golden Anniversary offi cially begins at Reunion Weekend in May 2010 and concludes the following May. During that year, a series of public events will showcase both alums and faculty and highlight the "intellectual capital" that New College represents throughout the region. "It's a celebration of how far New Col lege has come since its inception," says NCAA Board Member and Anniversary Committee member Colin Boyle. "The College Is very serious about making this a memorable year-long celebration." PUBLIC EVENTS The following is a list of planned events stemming from a series of brainstorming sessions held in 2008 and comp iled by the anniversary committee: Alumnae/ i Lecture Series: carting in the fall of 2010, a set of six public lectures presented by prominent alums will be planned as New Topics New College events. Alums and others will be asked to suggest notable alums for the speaker series. Those who aren't elected th1 year may be featured on a future series, in printed publications and other recognitiOn pieces. Lunch at the College: Beginning in the fall of 2010, faculty interests may be show cased at brown-bag, informal lunches for the community Founder's Day Celebration: Oct. 11, 2010, will be an officiaL celebration of the founding of New College. Potential activi ties include a paneL discus ion on the history of the College, histori cal displays, peakers of note and campus tours. Dedication of Aca demic Center and Plaza: An officiaL dedication of the new Academic Center, GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY 50 years/ 50 states alum gathering Alum Reumon 50th Kick-Off (May 2010) Palm Court Bricks & Pavers DedicatiOn Alum Tnp to Oxford, England 50th Anniversary Directory with a sec tion on the College's history & mi ion New College Make A Dl{ference Day: NCF community volunteer together Oct. 2010. Celebration of Alumn1 Fellows Program & Student Grant Program Reunion Weekend (May 2011) OTHER ACTIVITIES An anniversary website, a video "his toric profiles" piece including interview of the most significant building project on campus in more than 20 years, is tentative Ly planned for Nov. 2010. The opening of the building provides an opportunity to unveil a new public sculpture currently being pursued. Signature Anniver-The founding of New College, Oct. 11, 1960 sary Event: The main public event to celebrate the birth of New College is planned to take place over severaL days (Feb. 10-12, 2011). New College will reach out to all audiences (donors, students, former and current faculty, alums, scaf[J to make the event as acces ible and fun as possible. Activities may include a clambake and concert on the bayfront, student fair, exhibits, performances, fireworks, boat rides and ailing. Tn keeping with our mis sion and principles, there will also be an educationaL symposium or a set of themed workshops. ALUM ACTIVITIES In addition to this extensive list of public events and the ongoing "Tell Your NCF Story" archive project, there will be many more opportunities for alums to participate and celebrate: A pecial Anniversary Edition of imbu individuals who haped NCF, a locaL ad campaign, po ibly a ad m a major publication such as The Y Time cam pus signage and modular di plays, histori cal community displays, campus artwork, sculpture and landscapmg and campus tours ( elf-guided and guided). More to come soon! The Anniversary Committee, noted bel ow sincerely invites your questions comments and suggestions. Jessica Rogers VP Alum Affairs ; Colin Boyle, Alum, NCAA Board; Aron Edidin '73, Alum and Faculty representat i ve; Jake Hartvigsen Director of Public Affairs; Linda Joffe, Associate Director of Public Affairs ; Suzanne Janney, Spec ial Assistant to the President; Monica Baldwin, Director of Financial Aid (Admissions); TM Mawn and Chase Sokolow, Co-Pres i dents of the NCSA 'IMBU, SPRI G 2L09 7


COLLEGE NEWS Foundation & College Annual Reports Online New College Foundation ha recently published their 2007-2008 annual report. The report, a well a the al lege's most recent report, are available online and in print on campu View them at ceo-friendly practices and publications. In an initiative to promote more pare down the budget, please end the Foundation your current email address to receive the report electronically in the future. NCF Educates the Community Professor of Biology Sandra Gilchrist spoke on the u e of biotherapeutics at the South Florida Mu eum's monthly Science Cafe on February 18. What do maggots and leeches more, visit the College's new page www. news. New lserman Science Award for Students To encourage tudents to continue on the path of learning in mathemat-i science and technology, donor and Foundation board member Howard lsermann has underwritten start-up costs for a ew College math and ci ence award program. The Office of the Pre 1dent will make initial award in the fall of 2009 to out-of-state graduate of the National onsortium for pe cialized Secondary chools in Scien e, Mathematics and Technology. NCF Ranked #2 By Princeton Review ew College of Florida has been named the number 2 best value publi college or university by The Princeton Review and U A TODAY. The ew York-based education ervice company, known for its te t-prep course features the College in its just-published List of "100 Best Value Colleges for 2009 On Thursday, Jan. 9, Princeton Review's Vice President of Publi hing appeared on the NBC TODAY Show to announce the rankings. View a clip of the how, at http:/ /www.msnbc. President Mike Michal on commented," ew College's con i tently high ranking by The Princeton have in common? They may appear on your medical bill at any one of over 400 ho pital and clinics in the U .. Gilchri t t ld the audience in the informal learn ing setting that green blowfly maggot (Phaenicia se;icata) and Professor Sandra Gilchrist Review reflects the medicinal leeches (Hirudo medicinalis) are being used in modern medicine in a whole new field called biothera peutics. Maggot chew away necrotic (dead) tissue with finesse much greater than the be t surgeon and their activi tie stimulate wound healing. To learn R 'IMBL PRL 'G 2009 success of our student-centered aca-demic mission." Professor Featured for Canopy Research Meg Lowman, profe sor of biology and environmental tudies and director of environmental initiative is featured in the February i sue of Florida Trend for her academic work and rainforest canopy research. She di cusse her background and research, as well as be ing a scienti t and a single mother. Professor Meg Lowman in the treetops. Dr. Michalson Elected to SACS Commission on Colleges New College president, Mike Mi chalson, has been elected to crvc as a member of the Commi ion on Col leges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Michal-on's term begin Jan. 2009 and ends Dec. 2012. As a member of the Commi ion on College he will be part of a 77member body elected to repre ent approximately 800 institution that are accredited by SACS and will participate in evaluating the institution and iden tifying way for them to improve their academic programs. Prof. Wins Ft. Meyers "Go" Open Karsten Henckell took top honors at the Fort Myers Open, held Dec. 6, when the Fort Myers Go Club hosted one of the large t tournaments ever held in the tate of Florida. Fifty-four players turned out for the tournament


of this ancient Chinese strategic board game. Player battled tt out in three di visions for pnze Henckel! is fu ociate Professor of Mathematics /Computer cience. New Topics Rocks Alexi Simendinger '75 joined Charles Mahtesian, the ational Politi cal Editor of Pohtico and Frank Alcock, fusistant Professor of Political Science, at New College to open the 2008-2009 season of New Topics New College. Their panel di cus ion, "Po t-Election Wa hington: What Lies Ahead?" educated, inspired and entertained local friends of the College a well as students, faculty and taff. Alexis, a native of D.C., provided insight from her experiences as White House Corre-pondent for the weekly news magazine Nationallournal and as a reporter in the Capitol since 1986. urban politics. Frank Alcock teache course on world politics, international law and sustainable development at New Col lege and appears regularly on Sara ora's television ration ABC? as a political analyst. He also served a an interna tional policy analyst/economi tat the U.S. Department of Energy. M CC Offers Recent NCF Grads Alternative Teacher Certification Manatee Community College 1 in the proces of planning a special summer intensive program for recent college graduate and alum of New College, to take place on the ew College campus. Ringling chool of Art tud are also tnvited to apply for the summer intensive and will join the New College tudents in a pro!,_tram geared to prepare new graduates and non-education majors for a ca reer in teaching. Students will be eligible for From left to right: NCF Director of Public Affairs Jake Hartvigsen, Founda tion CEO Andy Walker, Alexis Simendinger, Charles Mathiesan, Prof. Frank Alcock, former NCSA President Ben Brown 'OS a profe sional certificate once they complete the summer inten ive, the onlin e reading course and an observation component. Students who a r e planning Charles Mahte tan's involvement in political reporting and commentary also runs deep, includin g years as edi tor of the Nationallournal's "Almanac of American Politic ,"the biennial book often referred to as "the bible of American politics," and as correspon dent for Governing magazine, where he covered state legi latures, governors and to move out of state can check the Department of Education web page to see what the requirements are to tran fer certifica tion to their new tate. The Alterna tive Teaching Certificate Program was de i gned by the Florida Department of Education to meet all of the profesional credentialing requirements. Please direct inquiries to: Vick Yercauteren, ACP Advisor/Recruiter, COLLEGE NEWS Manatee Community College, (941)752-5411, Provost Elected Geochemistry Fellow ew College of Florida Provost Sam avin ha c been elected a Geochemistry Fellow by the Geochemical Society (GS) and the European As ociation for Geochemistry (EAG). avin, who holds a doctorate in Geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology, also serve a the College's Vice President of Academic Affairs and teaches geochem istry. GS/EAG Geochemis try Fellow are awarded annually to outstanding scientists who have made significant contribution to the field of Provost Sam Savin geochemistry. The number of Fellows elected each year is limited to less than 1% of the membership of the com bined societies and is typically signifi cantly fewer. NCF STUDENTS NEED YOUR HELP! The ew College fencing team is on a winnmg treak and wants It to con tinue!! The team is seeking $2,500 to pa'y for professional coaching and travel to inter-collegiate tournaments. The NCF sailing club i looking for a gift of 30,000 or the donation of four luh 420 racing boats for its collegiate competitions. Donors could sponsor one boat for $7,500 each. The club does not currently have the e standard racing I oats and cannot train properly. Currently, they borrow boats for com petition use. '!Min' S PRl. G 2 0\9 9


PROGRAM UPDATES to NCAA BOOK AWARD PROGRAM Interested in helping talented students reach their dreams at New College? Check out the NCAA Book Award Program! The Book Award Program brings students excelling in aca demics and leadership in contact with New College Alums, who may both sponsor the book awarded, as well as present the award at their chosen High School's Awards Ceremony. The books chosen to be in cluded range from Loren Pope's "Colleges that Change Lives," in which New College is listed, to "Life in the Treetops" by New College Professor Meg Lowman. Contact NCAA if you would like to present at one of these schools or another on our list! Pine View School FL Eastside High School, FL Riverview High School FL Sarasota H i gh School. FL St. Petersburg Sr High School, FL Louisiana School of Math and Science Arts, LA Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics & Humanities, IN Illinois Math & Science Academy, IL Phillips Exeter Academy, NH South Lakes High School, VA Student Grants C AA i in f ull swing with the pr i ng cycle of the tudent Research and Travel Grants program. The bian nual Student Grant informational es ion wa he l d on Feb. 13, led by Je sica R oger and Jeanne Wa r e, Di r ector of R esearch Pr ograms a n d erv i ces. CAA i proud to report t h at of the 29 applicants for tudent grant in the fall 2008 seme ter, 25 rece i ved funding. The Student Grant Committee mem bers i n clude alum :Bill Ro enberg '73, Cathy Heath '97 (Chair), Barbara Ceo '66 and Jonathon Breidbord '02; and faculty members: Jing Zhang, Eirini Poimenidou and Tarron Khemraj. Mentor Program What an important time to be a ew College mentor! Students continue to benefit from t he advice, urvival tip and knowledge they gain from a l ums who erve as mentor A total of ten a l ums came back to campus to mentor student at six dif ferent event during the fall semester 2008. Topics ranged from med i cal and law schoo l admissions to divers ity in h i gher education and work in the field of environmental bu i nes a well as internationa l finance. Michelle DiPietro '05 writes to us about student grants: "For the past four years at ew College l have tud1ed the Midd l e Age particularly the written culture of Medieval Ireland. For my the is, I chose to analyze a unique and elaborate cosmology ne tied in an epic-if under_ tudied-tenrh-cenrury lri h retelling of the Book of Genesis called Salrair na Rann. I knew finding large, accessible quantities of scholarship on uch an obscure topic was only possible 111 English and lri h libraries, but I couldn't afford to get to them. So, I turned to the New College Alumnae/i Association, wh1ch hnd publicized the availability of ,tudent research fund,. The spring 2009 semester will featu r e mentoring events in diverse fields: M u ic, Film, Public Hea l th, Journali m and Psychology. Each event will continue the successfu l tradition of our informal "Coffee Ta lks" led by alum with s i gnificant knowledge in their respect ive field. In addition to our mentoring event CAA will be offering a pring net working event i n Apri l open to all l ocal alumnae/i as well as 3 r d and 4th year students. Vi i t for updates a they develop! Alumnae/i Fellowships CAA is currently taking applica tions for 2010 Alumnae/i Fellows hip I f you are intereste d i n impacting t h e life of a ew College rudent by uti liz ing your education and/or professional expertise to l ead an I P, spring semester course or seminar, then send us your A lumnae/i Fellows application today! Vi it our website at: www.alum.ncf. edu/about/core-pr ograms to read more about the prog r am, download an app li cation and ee information about our 2009 Fellows! The deadl i ne for app l ications is A ug. 3, 2009, so don't de lay, app l y today! "Thanks to the New College tudent Research and Travel Grant, I had the privilege of tudying at the Bodleian Library at Oxford, home to a ma 'Sive metlieval manuscripts collection, inclutling the manu cript through which Saltair na Rann urvives. I also visitetl Trimty College Dublin' Berkeley Library. Ant! in Galway, Ireland, I reconnectetl with tiAIO of my former profes,or:. who hat! first intro duced me to altair na Rann on my semester abroatl in Michelle dur ing he r January ISP, at the Radcl i ffe Camera at Oxford which houses English h istory and theol ogy collec t ions. "Without the CAA grant, I could not have afforded this es-IMBLJ 'PRL 10 2009 senrial research trip. I owe the ucces of my thesis to the support of my profe sors at home and ahroad, and to the NCAA for be l ieving in my project and seeing me as a worthy recipient of their award." l


l BOARD ELECTIONS So You Wan a Impact New College? Start by informing yourself about NCAA Board 2009 Elections! By M i chael Milton '98, Cha i r NCAA Governance Committee Every year, the NCAA Board of Directors conducts an election of new board members, and I'm really excited to tell you that we're starting a new election process right now. Being a part of the NCAA board is a great way to give back to New College, to get to know fascinating alumnae/i and to just have fun. What does being a member of the board of the NCAA involve? First, all members of the board are a part of one of the NCAA's commit tees. We have particular need for five of our committees: 1) the Governance Committee, which is a great project for nonprofit exec and board members who want to learn more about best practice ; 2) the Nimbus, which is fun for people who are passionate about writing and journalism; 3) the Book Award/ Admissions Committee, which needs people willing to reach out to alum volunteers and high schools across country to promote New College to potential tudents; 4) the Mentor/ Networking Committee, which is a way for us to connect students with alums and alums with alums; and 5) the 50th Anniversary Committee, which needs folks with event-planning abilities to help with our upcoming extravaganza. Check out page 7 of this issue to learn more about 50th anniversary plans! Other committees that could use your involvement include the Palm Court Initiative, Student Research/ Trave l Grants, Alumnae/i Fellows, Website and Reun i ons. No matter wha t your t al e n ts or interest a r e, there i s a place for you to co n t r ibute meaningfull y t o the NCAA and N ew Co ll ege b y bein g o n t h e board. NCAA board members are also expected to make an annual donation to New College, to attend our biannual Sarasota board meetings and to attend at least one reunion or chapter event annually. More details can be found in the handbook online atwww.alum.ncf. edu. See especially the NCAA Board Responsibilities/Expectations and Guidelines for NCAA Board member-hip documents. NCAA Boa r d M e mbe r s of yestery e ar. What do you do to start? Send an approximately 200-word blurb to NCAA at stating why you want to be on the board, what your goals as a board member would be, your qualification for the position and any involvement you've had with the College or NCAA since your gradu ation. We're using the following schedule for the elections proce s. Your nomi nation and statement will be due on May 5, 2009, so you have p l enty of time to think about whether you're interested in running. We'll announce the candidates in the summer Nimbus and provide information on how to vote electronically and via mail (whichever you prefer). The ballots will be due on Sept. 1, 2009. If you choose to run, you'll probably want to be mak ing phone calls to get out the vote. Finally, we'll announce the new round of board members on Oct. 15, 2009, and the new members will attend their first official NCAA board meeting in November. How shou l d you get more infor mation? You've got a bunch of option First, defi nitely cail or write a current board mem ber. All of us are delighted to talk about our experi ences on the board and really want to recruit new talent like you to join us. Our contact information is on the website at www.alu m. Second, take a look at back issues of the Nimbus, which are also available online. Reading the Nimbus is a great way to get a sense of what the NCAA has been up to lately. Third, look at the handbook. The handbook ha a lot of great information collected together to de cribe how the NCAA works Finally, if you haven't already, take a look at the revamped College website www. New College ha been doing a great job at getting the word out about what's happening on campus, and it's definitely worth taking a look. Looking forward to hearing from you! Michael Milton '98, NCAA Director Contact NCAA at: 941-487-4900 IMBU 'PRLNG 2009 II


Red Ball Classic: The Reunion Weekend Kickball Tournament Time to lace'em up and whip out the war paint. This Reunion Weekend, the New College Alumnae/i Association will be host ing its first ever kickball tournament. The Association cordially invites all alums to form teams and take part in the event. The Rules: We follow the basic idea of baseball, but with a few exceptions. As the name of the game suggests, you kick the ball rather than hit it. There are no tag-outs; rather, you may throw the ball at someone not touching a base as long as the hit avoids the head and groin regions. Traditionally, all players participate under some degree of inebriation. You are encour aged to drink on the field, but only designated players may do so while riding in a golf cart. You have to wear shoes. Of course, all of these rules are flexible and subject to interpre tation by probably a drunk umpire. The "Cowboy, Ninja, Bear Rule" will be in effect. The Teams: Highlighted class years are challenged to organize your teams! Will a class take the prize? If you are not celebrat ing an anniversary, join a class team or start your own. Please be advised that having a cool team name or theme is more vi tal to winning than athletic ability, which, fortunately for many of us, usually turns out to be irrelevant at these things. 12 '1MB 'J'Rl c, 2009 The Tradition: Other than the school's frisbee competitions, kickball has been the sole lynchpin in New College's athletic history. As I reported in a Catalyst article five years ago, the first known tour nament was held in 2001 and won by the team, The Bad Mother F**ckers. The player with the most MVP trophies is Devon "Devo" Barrett, who somehow collected 8 of the awards between 1994 and 2005. The originator of the event was none other than Chuck Ferrin, a master of the culi nary arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Settlers of Catan. The PRIZE: Each player from the winning team gets a tree championship t-shirt. This prize has been long coveted by many a New College student. Now alums get a chance to show all the other class years which era is best. The prizes make for excellent heirlooms and/or carwash rags. Your Inquires: May be directed to Claire Michelsen, 941.487.4676. Hope to see you there, Brian Ellison '01, Student Kickball Tourname nt Champion, 2003 2004


CUT OUT COMPLETED FORM AND RETURN TO NCAA TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION! Friday, May 22nd Sunday, May 24th a scavenger hunt. $5 mandatory registration fee. $15 ncaa toast to the new grads. $5 alum reception bash. $15 palm court party. BYOB! II state of the association and winners' lunch. $15 ncaa affinity groups. Saturday, May 23rd c 1 a s s d e c ad e s b r u n c h e s Pay as you go. k i ckba 11 tournament. BYOBBQ. pool refresher. $5 semi-norml dinner & dance. $40 Come back to the future of New College! /}' Alum ________________________________ Year Entered NCF ____________________________ Guest Name(s) _________________________ City _________________ S.tate __ Zip ________ __ Phone Email ------------------------! Completed Forms with Payment to: New College Alumnae/i Association 5800 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34234 Make checks payable to New College Foundation. Write Alumnae/i Reunion 2009 in the memo line! ----------------------------------------------------NIMBUS PRJ1\G 2009 I 'l


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Friends of New College Samuel Hamad February 19, 1942 De cemher 15, 2008 amuel Hamad, elected to the Foundation Board of Trustees in May 200 was born in Haifa, Pales tine and rai ed and edu cated in Cairo, E1-'YPtam srudied economic at the American niversity in Cairo, where he met hi wtfe of 43 year Renee. Upon graduation, he became a for MeliCk in Canada, whtch launched a distinguished career in the health care mdu try. Hamad was the director of marketing for Pfizer in New York in 1973 and joined Bri tol-Myer quibb a vice pre ident in 1983, becoming president of divt ions in Canada, A ia/ Australia, and later, Europe and running quibb's interna tional division from 1992 until his retirement in 1998 at the age of 55. Hamad conrinued to work as an industry con ultant and real estate developer in arasota, where he helped conceive and build arasom and Bradenton downtown revitalization projects. Renee Hamad ervcd on the New ollege Library Association Board. CLASS 1965 Richard Marcus April 11, 1916-January 30, 2009 Founder of the ew College Library As ocia tion Colloquium ympo sium, Dr. Richard Earl Cheryl "Sam Parsons Soehi wa awarded the first-ever Univer ity of outh Carolina Martin Luthe r King ocial Jurice Award. Cheryl is currently the administrative coordinator for the Department of tudent Life and liai on to religiou workers at U C. The award recognizes individuals who have exemplified King' philosophic through ran dom or ongoing acts of community service, social ju rice or racial reconciliation. As a member of the University of South arolina staff, oehl was re ognized for her accom plishments in communtty ervice, ocial-jus tlce outreach and racial reconciliation oehl has worked in a variety of ommunity service organizations including as a Richland County court-appointed pecial advocate volunteer Marcus was known for championing scholarly discourse. For the pa t 16 years, the retired ear, nose and throat doctor from Illinois organized the CLA' annual Colloquium symposlllm, where panicipants sntdied and dis such topic as Pumanism in the United tares, what constintte a "just" war and the relationship between cience and reli gion. "He was intellectually cunous hi whole life," satJ Margaret Boyd, executive director of the ew College Lihr,lry Association. Born in Milwaukee, Marcu attended the niversity of Wt on Ill for undergraduate tudies and medical chool, served in the Air Force during World War II and etabli hed hi medical practice in otolaryngology in Skokie, lllinois. He was a member of the Illinoi Eye and Ear Infirmary 111 Chicago and taught at the niver ity of Illinoi College of Medicine. Marcus later helped esrabli h the Amencan Neurotology Soctety to hare information on hearing and equilibrium disorders and to promote re earch. He and his wife, Francelle, became part-time re ident of ara ora in the 1970s. New College Alumnae/i Edmund Elmaleh '77 July 4, 1959 -November 6, 2008 Ed Elmaleh was born in New York and moved to Miami as a young boy. He became fascinated with American hi tory at an early age and entered cw College in 1977 as an American Hi tory major. There he met Pro fessor Jusnts Doenecke, hi mentor for years. After ew ollege, Ed lived and work d guardian ad litem. oehl also provided indi vidual and group domestic-viOlence advocacy service for abused women as a consultant and advocate for Sistercare, Inc. 1966 Frank Ceo writes, "I am working at CD in Atlanta, preparing for the next influenza pandemic." OBITUARIES in Ecuador before ettling in Chicago, where he wa employed by the Ctty of Chicago and later the fast-paced Chicago Board of Trade. In most recent year, Ed pursued a writing project envisioned years earlier when he found out that everal of hi relatives had dealings with a well-known mobster from Brooklyn in the 1910s. Ed's natural intellecntal curiosity found him reading all about the g-roup of mob ter known a "Murder, In which gave him the ubject matter for hi hi mrical true crime account titled, The Canary Sang bt,t Couldn't Fly: The Fatal Fall of Abe Reles, the Mob ter \VIto Shattered Murder, lnc. 's Code of 1lence, expected in bookstores April 7, 2009. It is the first full account of thi my teriou death and is based on a wealth of primary ource including previously classified FBI documents. In addition to enjoying the time he pent re earching and writing his book, Ed was passionate about mu ic of all kind And true to hi curious narure, he didn't ju tIt ten to music-he had embarked on a mtsio n to teach him elf to play all kinds of L1tin and world percussion instruments. Ed' years were filled with pur uing hi passion an I meeting all challenge with tre mendous heart and humor. He will certainly be mi' ed by all of his ew College family, a well as by hi be t friend and partner for almo t 20 year Kathi. Ro alie sntdied natural hi tory, ornithology and ethology at ew College, focusing on the threat and greeting display of brown pelicans from a scientific per pective. As he studted the pelicans in ara ora Bay, Ro alie explained to the Utah Daily Herald, she appreciated them from a new per pec tive. Many of the black-and-white and infrared photo in the Utah Mu cum exhibit are drawn from her recently pub lished book, Wild Birds of the A Rosalie W i nard photograp h A wr c'.L h h mencan we ranm, w tc was 1969 Rosalie Winard has received recent notoriety for her exhibitl()n, "World of Wings," at the Utah Mu cum of atural Hi tory. honored at the 2008 International Photogra phy Award Ro alie explamed that he hopes her photos may encomage people to open their hearts to birds, and to con ider the threats birds face a their habitat diminitihe. LM B PR!. G 2009 IS


CLASS NOTES 1971 William Dudley wa named the LOth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of ew York on Jan. 27, 2009 He erves a the vtce chairman and a perma discovery, made far from the ship's believed resting place, was "hard to heat" in terms of raw history, nent member of the Judith Rood '76 with her family lo t treasure, and solved mysterie For two decade Greg and Odys ey Manne have used onar and robots to scour the deep sea for artifacts, trea u re and wrecks, ome valued Federal Open Market Committee, the group re ponsible for formulating the nation's monetary polity. Dudley also will be in charge at hundred of millions of dollars of carrying out the Fed's market operations to 1976 implement its policy deci ions. "The cw York Fed, tanding at the critical interseC[ion of the financial markers and the banking system, ha a leading role to play in a i-ring 111 the reform of the architecture of the U and global financial system to ensure that was has transpired over the pa t year can never occur again," Dudley said in a state ment to the As ociated Press. Judith Rood write "Dear NC, This has been a great year for me. [ turned SO, celebrated my 25th anni ver ary, became a full professor. I'm tenured, teaching my dream classes, taking group to the Middle East and writing. I've enjoyed reuniting with fellow NC alumni. Thts ha been a 1989 Chad Alan Goldberg writes, "In 2007, my fir t book was published, l was promoted to associate professor of sociology with tenure at the University of Wi con in Madi on and my longtime girlfriend Anna Paretskaya and I got hitched in a small ceremony in York City Among the ovocollegians who attended were Rabbt Mike Rothbaum (who officiated), Kevin Arlyck, Tracy Rahn, Paul Kennedy and Em ily Heath (formerly Earle). Anna and I spent part of 2008 living in Israel, where I worked a a visiting profes sor at the Hebrew Univer-iry in Jeru alem, and we took a road trip with Mike Rothbaum to the Galilee. You can read all about it here: 1975 year of reflection and remembering. I have e, pecially been thmking about my own undergraduate experience. I am >O thankful to Prof-. Doenecke, Cha_ rlene '90 and. http:/ / wisconsinChris Dav1s 85 111 Cambodia yankeeinkingdavidGreg Stemm announced that his com pany, Ody sey Marine Exploration, found the wreckage of the HM Victory last year and confirmed its identity through a close examination of 41 brass cannom vi ible on the andy ocean bottom. temm explained at a news confer ence in London that the HM Ytcrory i a legendary Brit ish warship that ank in a fierce nydcr and Deme for really teach ing me how to write and to do historical research. I u e what 1 learned whenever l teach research, honors theses, writing and ht toriography cla se. Prof. Bate taught me how to do a directed reading course, and I use that method to enable my own students to discover their pa.sion I believe in the kind of education that storm in 1744, drowning more than 900 men and Wendy Hoon Langen '88, Max & daughter Eva. l got only at New College. lnten ive writing, re earch and one-on-one proJeCts with faculty. mall, dynamic cia .. es where the tudent possibly four ton of gold coins that could be worth $1 billion. The team ltfted two of the cannons and transferred them to the Briti h M mistry of De fen e and is now receiving international pre sa they negotiate with British authorities on the dispo ition of the artifacts and treasure. The new conference was held by the Di covery Channel, which will run segments about the ship on it weekly program Treasure Que t through March. The Neu York Times has also been following the tory and reported that Mr. Stemm satd the 111 'IMB L I'Ri l G 21 09 contribute to the proce s of learning. I'm trying to pass that on to my students. I till loathe grading, lecture and students who are just in it for the grade. I want to thank those who contributed financially to New College, enabling poor tudent like me to get a world-class education for pennies." 1988 Wendy Hoon Langen welcomed a new member to her family. Eva was born Dec. 3 2007 to Wendy and hu band Max. Now back in Wi consin and always happy to hear from other New College folks." 1990 Charlene Bredder and Chris Davis '85 have moved to Cambodia, "where they are trying to learn the language and culture and work with people towards something better. Chris has kept hi job a a website analyst with a small consulting firm in California and send his work via email. harlene is working at the teacher training college to help col leagues ask more critical que tion and think about students' learning proces e They are also exploring the countryside, and planting and harve ting rice with local farmer ." Ben Wolkov '92 1992 Ben Wolkov wa named a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, an internation al law firm. Ben works out of the Miami office on domestic and international transac tions with a primary focu on cro s-border tran action: between the U.S. and latin America and Europe, re pective ly.


Beth Eldridge writes, "I am finishing up my Ph D. in Educational Equity and Cultural Divcr ity in 2009, and lam looking for good work I'm also co-presentmg at the American Educational Research As ociation confer ence in April, in an Diego, on culturally responsive education. In my free time I hike and snow hoe around Colorado a much as po sible, I enjoy a local Budd hi t monastery, I get together with Unitarian Univer a list young adult and I try to dance some too. l also enjoy my nieces, who are 10 and 6, when l get back east. I love hearing from ew Col lege folks!" up. She IS working with Women, Work & Community as a Microenterpnse Tramer, coaching and offering classes for women (and men) who are tarting the1r own small businesse In her spare time, she ontin ues to ride hor es, write music and watch the now accumulate. 1995 CLASS NOTES 1994 Kat i e Hel m s '99 and J e f f H u be r '00 Erica Quln-Easter has moved to far northern Maine, near where her wife Kate grew Wolff Bowden celebrate his album release, On The Night You Were Born. Wolff and band mate Dakota Rose en joyed praise from Willi Miller ofNPR's Arts ''Jf it weren't for alurn support, I wouldn't be here. '' Iourth yun Diana HinO\ aju t nturn d from Bru els \\here he inten ie\\cd l'JL' oflicials fi>r her the i!-i re,eardt during January ISP She mi)(s recallmg the liJOilH'nts at T{'\\ Collcg(, ""hen I und rstood that I'd ma. tered an mtcllcctual challcngt>" n.ttive Bulganan, Diana planned to ... rudy anthropology and di CO\ Dmna 1 .1bn a stuck-nt of torclg11 language litcratun In additiOn to Bulgarian hfe-< hanging opportunitie fc r 'LIITL'nt <>tudcnt and h lp en ure the be:-.t po future tor our )otmge t alumJt.Je/i Diana thanks )C>LJ f( r your support Contact the Ofii c of \nnual (,i\ mg 91:-1 J.7tS \nnualF und(a nd:Ldu :\1ake a gft onluw at fouml,ltion.n gi\ con hnc Spotlight, who aid, "The Mu ic is Great. People are gomg to enjoy this." Videos, music & more can be found at: 1997 Kelley Ogden and luis Cabezas wnte, "We're currently putting the finishmg touche on our third tudio album. This one (title tba) will be released on Blackheart Records (Joan Jett, Girl in A Coma) in late pring or early summer. We've toured the US and Canada exten ively the last few years and have had some great chances to v1 it with "old college buddie "along the way. We'll be doing the loop again this wmmer and hope to ee ome more alum. It's nice to see a familiar face! The band is officially our full-time job. We've done very well licensing our muste to film and TV which allows u tune to rour and write at home in Los Angeles. And, although we've taken a different route professionally, rhe biology bug till nde through our vein We till have a mini-menagerie which unfor tunately doe n 't include prairie dogs but does include a feisty young iguana and a little mutt that travel with us. Our apartment i usually up for grab when we're touring so anyone who'd like some time in L.A. should be in touch! You WILL have to watch over the crit ters!" ""' 1999 Katie Helms write "]tlst a quick note to ay that Jeff Huber '00 and I got married on Oct. 18, 2008." Katie received her ma tcr in art educauon and b now working on a master of Applied Healing Arts at Tai ophia l n titute." Tash Shaheen wa chosen by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran of America (lAVA), the nation's first and largest nonprofit group for IMRU I 2t09 17


EVENT PHOTOS ----Iraq and Afghanistan veteran to head to Capitol Hill to kick off lAVA's fourth annual Storm the Hill advocacy week to educate legislators about care and support for troops and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan Sha heen was chosen by an extensive, nationwide application proce s. He is a former U.S. Army Sergeant and combat medic who now works as a private military contractor, focusing on peacekeeping operations in Africa. 2002 Heather Rasley is currently working for Automattic, makers of the Word Press blog ging software. She lives in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, California. 2003 Silas Durocher is a com poser and musician who recently released a new album with his group Silas Durocher and Everybody Know In hi words, "our CD, Thesi tate ment, synthesizes the accessibility of funk and rock n' roll with the intellectual stimulation of classical mu ic. The group, which features principal members of the Sarasota Orchestra, began playing together for Silas' senior thesis at ew College and decided to keep going after that. They brought their uniLJue instru mentation of clarinet, cello, guitar, upright ba drums and vocals into the studio last summer with engineer and co-producer Bud Snyder (Allman Brothers, Black Crowe Jeff Buckley) to record Thesis Statement and released it last fall. Check out the tunes www. Shawn Richardson '88 writes to Nimbus about the NCAA Seattle Chapter Event: ''Seattle managed a bit of sun to welcome our gue ts from Sarasota, although it wa chilly as one might expect of the Emerald City in Janu ary. We had a good turnout with about 25 people; every decade of It> 1IMBl S SPRI!\G 2009 New College was represented. It gave Dr. Michalson the opportunity to re late a humorous story about kicking om: of us out of New College. We had a great evening. It is wonderful to see so many successful people with such different careers, all with the ew College experience in common!" BIG BAND BASH AND MISTLETOE BALL 1. NCSA Co-presidents Chase Sokolow '06, Thomas ( T M.) Mawn '06, and cu r rent students Dav i d Price '06 and Ray Roberts '06 2. Felice Schulaner '78 3. Doug and Cindy Ford '89, Char lie Lenger '78 and Kingsley Beltin 2009 ALUMNAE/I FELLOWS RECEPTION 1. Guests enjoy the introduction of our 2009 Alum Fellows. 2. Pres. Mike Michalson, Fellows Alexis Orgera '94 and Kelly Samek '95, Director of the Wri ting Center, Jan Wheeler, and Provost Sam Savin F .. l <. /f! ... f .,


TAMPA CHAPTER EVENT AT BLEU ACIER GALLERY, January 18th, 2009 1. David Bryant '91 observing the wall of New College student prints at Bleu Acier. 2. Jared Dyer '06 and Jessica Borusky '05, NCF student printmakers 3. Andy Walker, Foundation CEO, and Dave Smolker '72 4. Recently appointed New College Board Trustee, Mary Ruiz '73, and Jessica Rogers, VP of Alumnae/i Affairs SEATTLE CHAPTER EVENT AT TAP HOUSE GRILL, January 23rd, 2009 1. Patrick Haller '92 and Kevin Tracy '90 2. Denby Barnett '65 and Samuel Jackson 3. Salome Blignaut '04, Sam Conley '03 and Raul Briceno '03 4. Alums enjoy catching up and meeting new members of the Seattle alum family. EVENT PHOTOS Julian Corvin '98 writes to Nimbus about the NCAA Tampa Chapter "I enjoyed n:connecring ,., ith cw lleue facult) nnd lums in Tamp.1 Ba) t th Blcu Acier Gallery e\ ent. H.w ing not parti i1 atcd in .malum event ince m gradu,Hlon, I wa not qutte sure what to e. 1 ect. What I redisco l'T d was Ill) for 1 e\\ .ollcge' philo >ph of education and the upj ort l)f individu.llity. The \\armth, vital ity and l1\el LOmcr .1t10n uf the atten lee of tlu l'\ nt m back to th \\On h:rtul lunate of intdlectu.ll e. change that i the i 1ew allege 'I eri nc I even mad "om' ll nn tlon 111 th' art commumt) that I h p \\ill furthe1 de.,elop my ri Thank Alumna /i A o tation!" To see what alum events may be happening In your area, qo to the alum website, or siqn up for the Four Winds Forum, our alum online community! And be sure to keep NCAA up dated with your address so we know to notify you of events near you! Ema11 your Info to NCalum@! I 'IMBl'-'PRJ,, ) 20 9 19


BACK PAGE ------Introducing Four Winds Forum Connections through Facebook Your online community just released an application to integrate into your facebook account! Have you downloaded it yet? The new Facebook application will allow you to gain access to career op portunities and connect with other alums on the Four Winds Forum, all without signing out of Facebook! You can even easily import data from your Facebook profile into the Four Winds Forum to instantly share with your alum friends. Megan Jourdan '02 wrote to Nimbus, "The new application for Face book is so ideal because it allows me to view the Four Winds Fontm while still on Facebook, instead of signing into two different websites with two different friend groups. "Since so many people use Facebook, I think this consolidation is re ally going to increase accessibility and membership to the Four Winds Forum and allow for greater networking opportunities between New College alums! So, if you're an alum who's already on Facebook, definitely check this option out!" For more information log into your Four Winds Forum account and go to your homepage. Click the Facebook application link in the news section! N!MBUS New College Alumnae/i Association New College Foundation, Inc. 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243-2109 Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Permit #500 Manasota, FL N!MBUS Published by: New College Alumnae/i Association The Keating Center 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243-2109 Phone 941-487-4900 Guest Editor: Alexis Orgera '95 Staff Editors: Jessica Rogers Claire Michelsen '03 Nimbus is published three times a year. Unless otherwise noted, opin ions expressed are those of the au thors and do not represent official policy of the Alumnae/i Association or the opinions of the editors. New College Alumnae/i Association is an affiliate of New College Foundation, Inc., an independent not-for-profit Florida corporation that has been qualified by the federal Internal Revenue Service as an IRC 501(c)(3) organization. The IRS has also determined that New College Foundation, Inc is not a private foundation within the meaning of 509(a) of the Code. The tax exempt status of New College Foundation, Inc. has not been revoked or modified. New College Foundation, Inc. Is listed as a qualified organization In IRS publication 78 (Revised Sept. 30, 2000), Cumulative List of Organizations, Catalog Number 70390R, page 852. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Con sumer Services by calling toll-free 1435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. Since New College Foundation does not engage pro fessional solicitors, 100 percent of all gifts are received by the Foundation. The State Registration Number for New College Foundation is SC-00206. The Federal IRS Identification Number Is 59.

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