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NEW COLLEGE A publication of the New College Alumnae/i Association Alum Home Page Up and Running Issue 34, Summer 1995 New College Alumn 1:l ae!J Associat ome p on age ...... = If you've visited the New College Alumnaefi home page on the Internet since mid-July you were greeted by a new look new selections and even a ..... lii .. new address (http://www.sar usf .eduf-ncalum2/in Read the latest (yes fc lk dex.html) You can send in i nformation updates, : Check out alumnaelioh s, tlte late s t ) issue of the look for a fellow alum's e-mail address read NimPemse the .. :1 dd Ud -"'a resr bus, apply for a campus Internet account, volunc-m.,;J s 1M or the list of a.1 address -voluotee teer as a mentor to students, hnk to alumnae/! home pages, r members and check out announcements about alurnnaefi association ac-tivities. Before long, we hope you will be able to post notices of jobs desired or available and see someone's favorite NC photo or current art work. The page is designed to be interactive. You are urged to send comments, contributions and suggestions. Kristine Adams '90 (Sarasota), who has generously volunteered her time and expertise to create and maintain the page, is regu ::. .. := .. :.: .. ;: ::-:-;:.,.;....,.;:.;:,.:,::: ,:::::: .. .. ..... : ,,,,, .... ::: .. :: Juliano Pore '94 and student Richard Martin (right) present former Sarasota mayor Kerry Kirschner with an appreciation plaque at the urban and regional issues symposium, Connecting Communities larly updating and fine-tuning it. William Quay '70 (Kintnersville, Pa.) volunteered to translate the up date and mentor volunteer forms for electronic use. A very special thank you is due to Kristine and William, both for getting the home page organized and on line and for their continuing efforts to make it use ful, informative and fun. Connecting Communities Five New College students, sponsored by Professor David Brain, and Juliana Pare '94, planned and hosted a three-night symposium, Connecting Communities, which brought 30 community leaders to Sudakoff Center in April to assess local social and environmental issues, and to discuss the feasibility of a formal study center that could involve students in ongoing community re search projects as a component of their educational experience. Over 500 people attended the symposium, including students and representatives of a cross-section of the greater Sarasota community. Related events are being discussed and planned for spring 1996.


Technology Gains Speed on Campus New equipment abounds; needs still exist. By Carol Ann Wilkinson '64 Just two years ago, a New College stu dent heading to one of the open-use com puter labs had a choice of using an IBM 8088 without a hard drive, one of the few 286 machines, or an old Macintosh SE. Campus computer facilities for stu dents were light years behind current technology. Current students found a wealth of new equipment: the IBM teaching lab is filled with Pentium-powered PCs and new 486's; new computers in the open use IBM lab are all equipped with Win dows and Windows-based programs; the student publications office, upgraded last year, has a PowerMac, six Quadra 630's, an LC, a Mac n and an SE/30, all with direct, fiber optic Internet connec tions. Two IBM-compatible computers, a laser printer and a scanner will be added soon. New equipment in the computing center includes a high-resolution color scanner, a computer projection system for classroom use and a laser disk player. Faculty, staff, students and New College alumnaefi who have campus Internet accounts will soon have a PPP (point-to-point protocol) graphi cal interface on the Net. Less visible will be the 12 heavy-duty, rack mounted modems for dial-in Internet access which replace the home-type units scorched from the heat gener ated by round-the-clock usage. Students or faculty who want to learn programming, experiment with their Unix skills or make use of the for academic purposes will have access to a separate server and hard drive. The original Sun system server on campus is being moved into the Natural Sciences building and will be jointly administered by Duff Cooper, the director of campus computing, and David Mullins '81, assis tant professor of mathematics. The two gigabyte hard drive was purchased and donated last year by New College Alum naefi Association. Mathematicians are gearing up for teaching and learning with the assistance of Mathematica, an academic computer program obtained with a grant from a Sarasota business. Upgrading computing ability on cam pus requires negotiating the obvious ob stacle offmding the economic resources in this era of tight budgets. The equip ment mentioned above was purchased from a combination ofbudget supple ments, special university grants, private grants and, as already mentioned, gifts from the alumnaefi association. Although all new construction will be prepared for fiber optic wiring, retrofit ting the existing buildings is a major capital project. By the end of this year, only offices located near the central hub in Hamilton Center, the New College sci ence buildings (the squeaky wheel?), the library and the campus computing cen ter will be wired. Plans for connecting the rest of the campus are underway, but neither the cost, the source of funding, nor the priorities for installation have been determined. A major need on campus is for a sec ond computer teaching lab. The current lab, although greatly upgraded, is equipped for 12 students and is shared by New College and USF classes. For New College, many of the classes which could benefit most from such a facility are the larger, introductory courses. Some fac ulty hope the teaching auditorium in the new science building can be equipped for such use with a server, workstations, software and projection capabilities. Fortunately, not all campus technol ogy needs are big-ticket items. Many of them require more time andfor expertise than money. With that in mind, we have collected a wish list of items or services from faculty, students or staff It appears in the accompanying sidebar. Take a look. Maybe you'll see some thing you can do to help.


Student Grants: A Helping Hand The Alumnae/i Association awarded 48 student grants last year totaling $7,646. Here are reports from some of the completed grants. Performance of "Isabella the Multinational Sex Goddess" (Sheila Bishop's grant money helped fond her thesis performance.) "It is an at tempt on my part to deal with our, spe cifically New College's, attitudes on sex, sexuality, and gender. I want to ex pand the discussion about sex beyond the narrow band of the negative and deal with some negative issues in a hu morous light to, hopefully, empower myself and the audience." Comparisons of Two Water-testing Methods Uose Cabrero's fUnding helped pay for daily travel expenses to USFTampa. ) Jose compared two methods for the recov ery of two disease-causing organisms from water samples: the Filtration method, a standard but flawed proce dure in the analysis of water samples; and the recently-developed Floccula tion method, which showed potential for its employment in the recovery of the organisms from sewage samples The organisms that were recovered were Giardia Iambiia, the agent of "Bea ver's Fever," and Cryptosporidium par vum, the "bug that made Milwaukee fa mous." After Communism: Public Opinion Toward the Economic Conditions In Ukraine as an Independent Nation (Seth Cloues spent the past ISP in Kiev.) The intent of this project was to find out some of the predominant attitudes of Ukrainians towards the massive eco nomic and political reforms that have gone by in the past four years since the independence of this former Soviet Republic in 1991." Seth surveyed two very different sample groups with questions such as how people com pared their financial situation at the time of the survey to five years prior; how optimistic they were about the fu ture of the Ukraine; and the amount of economic freedom they believed they possessed. ... as you can see, there is enough information in these surveys to spend years examining." ISP in the Zen Center (Wendy Coulter traveled to San Fran dsco's Zen Center for a two-week stay.) "The Zen Center proved itself to be carving a distinctly American style of Zen practice and life. Although all medita ti on and work, along with cer tain parts of meals, were silent, com munication about setbacks and ques tions concerning practice were encour aged I was expecting a traditional Japanese style and was a bit bemused by people asking me how I felt about meditation ... Honeybee Memory (Christine Cowan, Randall Grisi and Prentiss McNeill enhanced the equipment for the campus honeybee lab and pre sented their findings at the National Con ference for Undergraduate Research.) "We ran subjects on a project aimed at demonstrating the serial position ef fect in honeybees. The serial position effect has been studied extensively in humans and other vertebrates. When asked to remember a list of items, re call is better for items at the beginning of the list (primacy effect) and for items at the end of the list (recency ef fect) than for items in the middle. Our research with honeybees found that this phenomenon is also characteristic of honeybee memory for sequences of different colors at different locations." Temporal Coding of Memories (Melissa Dodge hired a computer pro grammer to develop the program for her thesis.) examined how people used time-based cues to help them retrieve items from memory. I believed that people automatically code memories in terms of when they were studied and that this cue could be used to elicit re trieval .. .I discovered that, as part of the serial position effect of memory, people were best at recognizing words from the first list they studied, illus trating the primacy effect." The Caples Gardens: Creating an Educational landscape (Cynthia Harrington and other stu dents worked to create the infrastructure for the gardens. ) Caples Gardens were conceived with the idea that cam pus landscaping can be ecologically sig nificant and academically instructive as well as aesthetically pleasing. Planned are three gardens with dis tinct themes: the Butterfly Garden, Me dicinal Plant Garden, and Edible Plant Garden." Microinjeclion Techniques in the Study of Sea Urchins (Kelly Harris applied her fonds to film and film processing, laser printing and photocopying.) This research applied mi croinjection technique to the question of axial specification in the sea urchin embryo, Lytechinus variegatus. There sults indicated no fixed relationship be tween the first cleavage plane and the dorsal-ventral axis in the sea urchin embryo. Crossdresslng In Spenser's Faerie Oueene (Stacy Krolczyk traveled to FSU to give a presentation at the 20th Annual Confer ence on Literature and Film.) The paper focused on the differences between Bri tomart's and Artegall's reactions to donning the clothing of the other gen-Continued on next page


student G ra n ts Continued from page der. Britomart has no problem slipping into the role of a knight ... Unlike Bri tomart, Artegall's time in women's clothing merely degrades him. He gains nothing from the experience of women's clothing and women's work .. .Shifting gender roles seems to be problematic for the male in a way that it is not for the female." Psychiatric Hospitalization and Adolescents (Oliver Luby's grant helped purchase ar chived database information That infor mation is now available for continued stu dent and faculty use. ) He conducted two related studies. "The fJISt investigated trends in national rates of adolescent psychiatric hospitalization. I was look ing for patterns related to duration of hospitalization, insurance funding, type of facility, and diagnoses ... The second study consisted of an experiment that explored the effects of psy chiatric labeling on adults' perceptions and impressions of an adolescent." Evolutionary Explanations of Uxoridde {Prentiss McNeill's grant provided assis tance in gaining access to a U.S. Depart ment of justice data set and converting it into a usable format. 11te converted data set remains at New College for use by all students and faculty.) Prentiss tested her evolutionary hypothesis that "if men use force to control their wives and thus prevent them from mating with other men, younger women, who are more valuable in terms of potential offspring, should be at a higher risk of uxoricide than older women." Raciai/Ethlnlc Stereotypes In Hawaii (LeifMeneke's grant helped him travel to our 50th state to conduct research for his thesis.) Drawing on Hawaii's unique social make-up and its reputation for relative racial/ethnic harmony, Leifpur sued a cross-cultural study of stereotyp ing by groups I "found that groups do hold stereotypes about others. My study also suggested that these stereo types appear to change with the cul tural norm over time. Thus, contrary to popular belief, stereotypes do exist in Hawaii, and they are influenced by the media and other socializing agents." Developmental Differences In Eyewitness Memory ((Trade Merritt's thesis examined whether differences exist between adults' and children's memory abilities. Her grant helped purchase gifts for the younger subjects.) "1\vo questions were addressed: 1) when is incorrect informa tion most easily accepted, and 2) when suggested inforlJ1ation is accepted, does the memory for the original event still exist or is it overwritten? .. .An age difference was found; the children re membered fewer of the target items than the adults ... From subjects' com ments and their confidence ratings, it appeared that the original memory was not overwritten: subjects were confused as to which items were seen and which were heard, indicating that both memories still existed. These re sults suggest that children's memory is not as accurate as adults and both chil dren and adults are less confident when choosing incorrectly during a memory test." Jose Rulilio Quezada's La Ultima GuinJa (Catherine Sheehy traveled to El Salva dor to speak with Quezada about his novel before attempting a translation ) "La Ultima Guinda, by jose Rutilio Quezada, is a novel based on actual characters and events in El Salvador, mainly during the 1970s. Written from a woman's perspective, the novel touches on the challenges she faces during different time periods in her life, as well as the challenges her na tive country of El Salvador faces during those times." Presentation of "Putative Toxins In Rhizophora Mangle" (Patricia Strickler presented a paper at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Western Society ofNaturalists.) Patricia's presen tation included a report on past man grove research by New College stu dents as well as her own projects Interpretations of Machiavelli Kelly Harris is preparing for microinjection and manipulating pressure controls while viewing the embryos during her senior thesis research. ((Nick Tampio traveled to Italy in january to do research both on interpretations of Machiavelli's works and on the cultural aspects of his time.) Nick discussed Gram sci's interpretation ofhis thesis subject, three interpretations of Machiavelli's epistle dedicatories to The Prince and The Discourses, with Dr. Federico Siniscalco, pro fessor of American literature at the University of Siena, Arezzo. In Florence, he studied art from the time Machiavelli was living and writing in Tuscany.


BOOKNOTES New College alumnae/i and faculty publications Mental and Emotional Injuries In Employment Utigallon James J. McDonald, Jr and Francine B. Kulick, editors; The Bureau of Na tional Affairs, Inc., Rockville, Md "Virtually every federal employ ment discrimination lawsuit con tains an allegation that the plaintiff suffered mental and emotional dis tress at the hands of the defendant employer," according to James McDonald s and Francine Kulick, editors of a new reference book for attorneys, human resource profes sionals, and medical specialists. The book's contributing authors, experts in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and employment law, provide clinical explanations and le gal principles needed to evaluate mental and emotional injury claims in the employment context. They ex amine situations that give rise to emotional distress claims, associated legal theories, mental health issues and the techniques used to investi gate them. and the nature and tone of interactions between attorney and clinician and between clinician and plaintiff. McDonald is a partner at Fisher & Phillips, Newport Beach, and an in structor in labor and employment law at the University of California. Business in the Rain Forests: Corporations, Deforestation and Sustainability by Conrod B. Nt.acKerron; published by The Investor Responsibility Re seart:h Center, Inc (IRRq, Washing ton, D C Business in the Rain Forests: Corpora tions, Deforestation and Sustainability is the first comprehensive assess ment of the activities and policies of large multinational corporations and smaller firms with ties to tropical for ests. It describes the rain forest op erations of more than 100 companies based in Japan, Europe and the United States and presents the views of environmental and human rights groups tracking these Author Conrad B. MacKerron 74 spent two years interviewing compa nies and conducting research on their rain forest operations-making on-site visits to Brazil, Costa Rica and Indonesia. IRRC's Environmental In formation Service funded the study, with major grants from the Rockefel ler Foundation and the John Merck Fund. "The vast resource potential locke in these remote forest areas means that further development is inevitable-usually at the behest of host governments," MacKerron says. "But lacking a binding international protocol or strict local regulations, companies themselves are largely re sponsible for protecting the forests. Some are taking up the challenge; most still are not." Public criticism in combination with economic factors has prompted several u.s. companies-including Coca-Cola and Scott Paper-to aban don rain forest projects. "But the re sults have not always been favorable for the forests," MacKerron points out. "Local interests with less regard for the environment have taken over some ofthe projects." MacKerron reviews a number of promising initiatives that are con serving tropical forests and improv ing the livelihood of forest dwellers. According to a review by Carl Reidel in the Nov.fDec. 1994 issue of American Forests, "1'his volume is packed with information on the con dition of and trends in tropical forests worldwide, and on the busi nesses involved in their exploitation." "Even more poignant is the story of the people who live there .... Their fate validates the author's thesis that 'tropical deforestation often is re garded as an environmental prob lem, but at its root is a social and eco nomic problem. And clearly, we in the developed nations are still con tributing far more to those problems than to the solutions." MacKerron is director of social re search for Progressive Action Man agement, Inc., in Oakland, Calif. First Cities Anthony P Andrews; St Remy Press, Montreal, and Smithsonian Institu tion, Washington, D C In the editor's forward to anthro pology professor Tony Andrews' First Cities, Jeremy A. Sabloff says, "In a scholarly tour de force, Professor An drews synthesizes archaeological and historical data on early cities from all over the world and presents this highly diverse information in clear and readable form. He dis cusses the links between cities and states and then proceeds to describe the rise of urban complexity in the ancient world. In a series of illumi nating chapters, he reviews the lat est archaeological evidence from Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus, and China in the Old World and the Mexi can highlands, the Maya lowlands, and the Andes in the New World. The cultural situation prior to the rise of the first cities is summarized in each case, and the factors leading to ur ban development are noted. Profes sor Andrews then discusses the na ture of the early cities and how they functioned."


Once More A Reunion Again by Claudia Blair We met again in April1995, won dering what thirty years of work, play, love, marriage, children, death, divorce, sickness, health, and friends had changed about ourselves and the people with whom we lived when we left the home of our parents for the first time. Aging can be trivial-reading glasses (for menus) and the aisle seat in an airplane (for easy access to the lavatory). Aging can be significant-fears (for nov elty) and materialism (for betrayed ideals). Did we go to the reunion because we wanted to reenact our lives as late adolescents? We did not. Many of those cliches at which we scoffed as youths, we agree now, are true. Everything does look better after a good night's sleep. A stitch in time can save nine. What goes around, often does come around in simple justice. But we were right about one thing. Many of our parents said that our college days would be remembered as our best days. Many fine and funny memories of being 19 and energetic and enthusiastic and unconven tional remain. Tearstains, too, of heartbreak, confusion, insecu rity, shame, and panic were also part oflife at New College. But this time of life, almost 50 years old, is better (even though, yes, it is true, the guard at the Ringling Museum asked one of us i f the senior citizen discount was wanted). Charity Rowland '66 remembers that "the Friday night reception was quintessen tially Novo Collegian, with no addresses, remarks, instruc tions, or introductions whatso ever. We were left to our own devices to try to figure out which faces belonged to our long lost friends and which be longed to people we had never known ... Paul Adomites '66 writes, ..... we are full of ourselves again, not because we have to raise a ruckus, but because we have something to be full with. We have made our marks, large and small, and are com fortable with that ... We were 'authentic' in the Alumnae/i board members John Klein, left, and Don Goldberg model the latest in hat fashions during the reunion '60s because we were forcing ourselves to be. Now we are authentic because we no longer have to force." Continued on next page Luke Salisbury reads from his newest book. Saturday Night Coffee House Eric von Schmidt, who many heard in the old days, started the performance evening. Then, many hoped that Eric would be joined by his pal Bob Dylan. Now, it was terrific to see him joined on the mandolin by Rob Knox (son of guess who). Luke Salisbury '65, dressed in the whites of a literary man read from his soon-to-be published novel and the answer is not baseball. A one-act, two-character play by Glen Merzer '74 said with more wit than is typically found in life what many of us have learned about californi a and blind dates and bewilderment. Steve Romero, licensed engineer and family man, sang and played music he had written as a band man. Glenda Cimino '64 touched us by reading her essay about how we make choices and how things happen anyway, sometimes. john Lambie, New College mascot extraordinaire, grinned his way into and out of the event. Paul Hansma (by day. a brilliant physicist) did not show his color photography then. We saw how he sees the desert and green and light at the picnic Sunday.


Reunion 195 We saw some of these marks Sat urday evening, when we filled the College Hall Music Room again. Abby Misemer '65 dispensed ad vice about how to know who to marry (it's a stomach kind of thing). Many of us remarked that we wished we had realized how rarely it occurs in a lifetime. We've learned to be married in new ways: Sharon Landes man '65 and Craig Ramey are co-di rectors of the Civitan Center for Hu man Development and share one big office; Paul Hansma's '64 laboratory is next to the laboratory of his wife; Julie Morris '70 and Jono Miller '70 have added a child to their side-by side contributions to the environ ment ofFlorida. Faculty Recognition Brunch The marks of the faculty were noted at the brunch Saturday. Many of Dave Gorfein's students (Charity Rowland, Sharon Landesman, Vicki Pearthree, daudia Blair, Eric Thur ston, Inge Bennett) were there; the literature students of Bob Knox were more vocal (Helen Hickey still has a Southern accent II!). George Mayer still sounds just like George Mayer. David Schwartz notes that he sees New College "as a wonderful place to be a stu dent, a trying place to be a faculty member, and a virtu ally hopeless place to be an administrator." We hope the faculty and administration re alize that we are unabash edly grateful for the environ ment they helped sustain. Charity Rowland writes that she went to the reunion because "it seemed really ur gent to reconnect, thinking somehow that this might be a last chance .It was a de light to run away from home and linger in a time warp of irresponsibility for a few days, released from the usual obligations of work and fam ily that seems to obliterate all sense of self." daudia Blair '66 is director of institutonial affairs at the Na tional Institutes ofHealth. David Schwartz, above left, and Sharon Lan desman Ramey at the reunion picnic. David Schwartz '66 wrote," It was the re union of 'the big family of brothers and sis ters, the family with no parents.' But as David Schwartz remarked, the family 'still seems to have such a commitment to the sense of the group, despite such time and distance and divergent paths in life, as well as differences that were, of course, always there.' There is talk about how interesting it would be to do some real work with the bright, creative, funny, energetic, and truly nice people who happened to have gone to New College."


New College Weathers Some Negative Press New College recovers after The Wall Street Journal reports on colleges that inflate their SAT statistics and uses New College as an eXJmple. The 1995 MONEY Gut DE still rates New College as # 1 best value. Early on April 5, New College Dean and Warden Mike Michalson walked into a Tampa meeting at the University of South Florida and got an unwelcome surprise from his col leagues. Had he seen The Wall Street Journal that morning? New College appeared in the lead paragraphs of a page-one article about colleges that inflate their SAT scores and other sta tistics in order to compete in the an nual college rankings published by magazines, including MoNEY. The article, which was not about New College, but quoted New Col lege's admissions director in the third and fourth paragraphs, caught Michalson completely off-guard, and it set off a brief spate of follow-up news articles around Florida and in other national publications. It is ex tremely rare for New College to re ceive critical news coverage, so Nim bus recently asked Michalson and New College FoWldation President Rolland Heiser to summarize the facts and describe any residual ef fects from the media coverage. Nimbus: The April S journal article alleged that New College used false SAT information to win a No. 1 ranking from MONEY magazine in its 1994 col lege guide. Specifically, it stated that New College eliminated the lowest-scor ing six percent of students, "thereby lift ing the average about 40 points." The article quotes Admissions Director David Anderson (who has since left New College) as confirming the alteration of SAT statistics, describing it as a "mar keting strategy" used by many colleges and universities. Did New College in flate its SAT scores at any time, and why?-Michalson; At no time in the past, as far as 1 can determine, did New College intentionally inflate its SAT scores in a manner meant to deceive. However, from the early days of the college, the admissions office dropped out about 5-8 percent of the entering class in calculating stand ardized test score averages. The goal was to allow special admits without distorting the modal students' well above-average scores. Individuals "dropped out" might include interna tional students, students from disad vantaged backgrounds, students with learning disabilities, and the like. Admissions officers informed secondary school counselors of this policy, so counselors knew New Col lege might look at a low-scoring but uniquely talented student favorably, whereas some other school might not. That helped New College be dist!Qctive and more di verse. A former admissions director pointed out recently that a sad out come of all this discussion might be that colleges stop admitting these special kids because their admission would distort the profile and hurt a college's image. When David Anderson became di rector, the SAT scores had risen high enough that special admits no longer could distort our overall academic proftle. He was thoughtful about this and eventually ended the percentage drop out. Obviously, New College remains open to the uniquely talented stu dent who has lower scores for some reason of background or physiology. David erred when he represented his predecessors' policy as a "marketing strategy;" and that was unfortunate. I might add that, in New College's annual reporting to the College Board and (after 1975) to USF, the re ports clearly state in writing that the standardized test averages do not in clude thOse of the indicated number of special admits. So from everything I have learned and heard, the so-called questionable practice was motivated entirely by certain enrollment goals and never by any effort to influence rankings or college guides. The thing about The Wall Street journal coverage that bothered us the most was the sug gestion that college officials inten tionally doctored numbers in order to influence ratings. The old practice might raise reasonable questions in the minds of some, but it never had anything to do with the ratings game. The issue always concerned enrollment goals. Nimbus: Did New College get a No. 1 ranking from MoNEY under false pretenses? Michalson: Nol As I said, there was an open policy, openly discussed with counselors. In any case, MoNEY's public relations director, Patti Straus, stated to the press in April that the test scores were only one of sixteen indicators MoNEY uses in its rankings, and that the scores in question prob ably would not have affected New College's ranking.


N ( WeatherS the PreSS page Nimbus: You have said that New Col lege stopped reporting an average SAT score for entering .freshman, but began using a range of SAT scores instead. When was this change made, and why? What has been the effect of the change In terms of "marketing" educational excellence at New College? Michalson: During the 1993-94 aca demic year, David Anderson told me that the National Association of Col lege Admissions Counselors was strongly lobbying its members to drop the practice of reporting aver age SAT and ACT scores. NACAC rec ommended as an alternative the re porting of "ranges" of scores within certain bands (e.g the percentage of students scoring between 1200-1300 on the SA1j. The reason for the sug gested change was that, apparently, many high school students and their families see a stated .. average" score and think of it as a "cut-off," discour aging students from applying to schools where, in fact, they might do well. David gave me a copy of NACAC's language and strongly advised that we adopt the recommendation. David was personally convinced of the appropriateness of the change. In addition, he spoke as an officer of the regional NACAC chapter, so he had a professional interest at stake as well I fully agreed with him and we implemented the new policy. In addition, I have never been too crazy about undue emphasis on SAT scores, so I welcomed the opportu nity to move away from averages to the reporting of bands, since it seemed to be a way of de-emphasiz ing them. Ironically. our reluctance to share an average score resulted in the mis representation of New College's aver age SATs in the 1995 MoNEY Guide, in which we were number one again. When the coverage reported our average SAT score as 1200, I asked David where they got this obviously low number. All he could conclude was that they took the lower number from the most representative "band" of average SAT's (the band be tween 1200 and 1300) and reported it as the average. This is ninety points lower than the aver age reported the year before, yet the drop did not affect New College's rat ing. So much for the notion that New Col lege achieved its high rating by inten tionally reporting in flated SAT scores. You ask about the effect of our change in reporting prac tices on attracting students to New College. I frankly don't have data indi cating what, if any, effects, the change has had. There's a peculiar epistemological problem lurking here: how would a current student "know" that he or she was not dis suaded from applying to New Col lege because he or she was not in timidated by a test score we no longer advertise? In any case, SAT av erages remain remarkably stable at New College, without any particular effort on our part to keep them so. I suspect the overriding influence is the fact that our applicant pool is largely self selected, reflected in the consistently high yield of admitted students we enjoy each year (about SO%, frequently higher). Nimbus: Do you expect to see New College vanish from the best-buy rankings in MoNEY and other publications in thefoture7 Michalson: No, I don't. The people at MoNEY seem to understand the pol icy we'Ve pursued in the past and have remained in touch with us re garding updating the information they have about the college As you probably know, the people at MoNEY are very discrete in their approach to their annual college issue, so some of the specifics of the situation are hard to read. It's difficult to predict where all of this will come out, but nothing has really changed the fact that New College provides an outstanding un dergraduate education, especially for the cost involved, and this is exactly what MoNEY is looking for. Keep in mind that, in my view, the important feature of the MoNEY rank ings is not that New College has been first for the last two years, but that New College has been in the top four in every other year MoNEY has published this guide. The persistence of quality over time is more signifi cant than the rather arbitrary (if sat isfying) number one ranking. Continued on next page


N c We Q the rs the Press Cont;nuod I om tho p,..,;ou pogo drop in applications or lost any students as a result of the negative public ity? Have there been any ill effects for New College faculty? How about New College's relation with USF? Mlchalson: To our surprise, there have only been three or four inquir ies about the matter from applicants or their parents, mainly to seek reas surance that everything here is O.K. We were prepared for a barrage and it never occurred. We believe that one admitted student who is going elsewhere was influenced partly by the negative publicity. Otherwise, the application rate is up consider ably from the previous year. We are enrolling a very strong incoming class, and we dosed the class far ear lier than we usually do. Current New College students either took no inter est in the issue or rallied around the college-particularly the staff of the the campus newspaper, the Catalyst, who had the opportunity to grill the front page editor of The Wall Street journal later in the spring at a jour nalism conference in St. Petersburg. I am not at all sure what "ill effects for the New College faculty" would mean in this context-which is perhaps one way of saying I don't think there have been any. The rela tionship between New College and USF remains very strong and posi tive, as reflected in some helpful budget enhancements for academic programs for the coming year, de spite the budget pressures in Tampa. Nimbus: New College recently lost its admissions director. Was Anderson's departure voluntary, and who is the current admissions director? Michalson : While I don't speak pub licly about personnel matters, I'd point out that David received an at tractive offer to be director of college counseling at Ransom Everglades School in Miami within just a few weeks of The Wall Street journal inci dent. In my own experience, job of-fers in academia tend not to material ize just overnight. Also, there is a natural flow of college admissions professionals between colleges and college counseling offices at private schools. David promises to send New College good students from Ransom Everglades. The assistant director of admis sion, Kathleen Killion, has become Kathy Killion, interim director of admissions acting director of admissions. Before joining our admissions office, she worked in records and registration, where she acquired knowledge of our curriculum and patterns of student academic difficulty and attrition. Many of you knew her there as Kathy Bigelow. She came to know and be re spected by faculty, as well as stu dents. Some years ago, Kathy moved to admissions, where as assistant director she has had considerable respon sibility. Along the way, she also completed her master's degree. So Kathy has the advantage of having more thorough firsthand knowledge of New College's unique qualities than any previous admissions director and has provided a very smooth transi tion. We'll conduct a search for a permanent director in the coming year, and I suspect Kathy herself will be a strong candidate. At Kathy's suggestion, New College has created a new position in the admissions office, an "admis sions intern" position to be filled each year by a recent New College graduate. The college is doing the same thing in residential life, through the new position of "super R.A." The general goal is to institu tionalize ways of keeping some of our more outstanding recent gradu ates around for a year or two while filling real administrative needs. These graduates can test the voca tional waters while also serving as a campus-savvy presence in admis sions and student affairs. Nimbus: New College used the MoNEY rankings as a marketing tool not only to attract students, but also to attract fin and a! support for the college and its programs Do you believe New College has been harmed in the shortterm or long-term in this regard? Heiser: We on the Foundation staff are tremendously proud of the record of New College and we use every bit of good news to support our market ing effort. This includes admission statistics. However, our marketing needs had no relationship to reports submitted by the New College Admis sions Office. Negative and inaccurate reports such as The Wall Street jour nal article certainly harm our shortterm fund-raising efforts. In this case the impact was not as great as antici pated. New College Foundation's overall earnings were up 92% this year although unrestricted earnings were the lowest in three years. There is so much good about New College that I am confident it will not affect our long-term efforts. Michalson: General Heiser and I of


N ( WeatherS the PreSS continued from the previous page course discussed this issue quite a bit, and both of us have been on the lookout for any signs of an answer to your question. I know we have had some shortterm public relations issues to deal with, which we have done mainly by simply explaining as openly and can didly as possible what our past and present practices have been. Although we had some rather harsh coverage in the local press, the most common reaction I've encountered from Sarasota residents is that the whole issue was much ado about not much. Very frequently, people say, "this is what you can expect when you become number one." Other folks have promoted the view that even bad publicity is good-a view held, oddly, by my in-laws. I've made an effort to accept more speaking engagements and televi sion appearances than I usually do, in order to be visible in dvic settings and promote the positive side of de velopments at the college. I've been very warmly received in these con texts, with people showing a sense of hwnor about our problems with the press and, beyond that, indicat ing much more interest in where New College is going than in the ar cane subtleties of score reporting. The unspoken message I get is that people here genuinely like new Col lege and are proud of the college's prominence. I know the Foundation had one major grant application pending at the time of the Journal article, and we were certainly concerned about that. Happily, the grant came through$300,000 for faculty pro fessional development over the next three years. And we know for a fact that members of that agency's board were aware of the Journal coverage, since Ron Heiser and I corresponded with them on it. Overall, I think the basic indicators of quality at New College--the fundamental success we enjoy at pur suing a specific, well-defined mission-will be more important over the long haul than this episode. The truly thoughtful supporters and po tential supporters of the college understand this. Nimbus: Often adversity brings opportunity. Is there a silver lining in this experience, and what were the lessons learned? Michalson: I'm distrustful of the latent masochism underlying the ques tion. Still, I see the point. One benefit is perhaps connected to the fact that, at the direction of USF President Castor, the university's "Inspector General" came to campus for a day to scrutinize all of New Col lege's reporting practices. It was very much like being audited by the IRS, with all the associated anxieties. The Inspector General happens to be a fme person, named Mike Peppers, with an unfortunate title. I rather lamely asked him if we hadn't "met in a Chekhov play," and without skipping a beat he said, "No, we met in a Danny Kaye movie." amined and regularized our proce dures for dealing with the press. We have no doubt taken for granted that ways in which we deal with the press, since coverage of New College is so often positive. I might add that, during our period of "damage con trol," there was tremendous coopera tion and collegial contact among officials here at the college, at the the New College Foundation, and up at USF. It's reassuring to have a sense of that kind of support structure during times of stress. Heiser: Integrity is the cornerstone of our business at the Foundation. Upon learning of the bad publicity, Mike Michalson did a superb job of obtaining the facts. Within three days we had letters from Mike and me enroute to all of the supporters. We made no excuses-just stated the facts and apologized for letting them down. As we look to the future it is important that we maintain and strengthen our integrity. The point is that the Inspector General scrutinized things it would never occur to me to scrutinize and ulti mately gave us a complete bill of health. He suggested some minor procedural changes in our data publish ing process, intended to insure oversight from my office, and his suggestions have been implemented. Frankly, it is a relief to learn that, overall, our manage ment procedures can meet the test of this kind of scru tiny, especially with all the suspicions out there these days about higher education. Naturally, we have also ex-Gen. Heiser and Dean Michelson at the 1993 dedication of the Caples Fine Arts complex.


Specifics, Not Platitudes The alumnae/i association brought six Alumnae/i Fellows to campus this year. Projects ranged in length from several days to a full semester. Paul Adomites '66, a writer from Pittsburgh, and Luke Salisbury '65, a writer and professor from Chelsea, Mass., teamed up in April to offer a two-part writing seminar, Making it as a Writer. Paul worked with stu dents interested in non-fiction writ ing, Luke with those interested in fic tion. Students who were interested in academic credit worked out ar rangements for a tutorial with Profes sor Knox incorporating the seminar. Paul's evaluation of his experience gives a good idea of what fellows can expect when returning to cam pus: "The seminar was distinctly (and I guess unsurprisingly) Novocol legian. On the part of the students, there was a flush of initial interest, followed by an apparent speedy evaluation of me, and a reduction of 60 percent in attendance from the first class to the second. But those who returned, and the six who met with me individually, were more than curious, more than just inter ested; they were eager for what I could tell them. They asked tough, se rious questions, and asked them over and over until my answers were sat isfactory. They wanted specifics, not Contact the nae/i office if you're ested in osulr mitting either a short-term or a half-semester or semester length alumnae/i :fellow proposal. The committee will be consider ing applications for spring '96 in .. November and for '96 in March platitudes. They also seemed inter ested in me as a human being with life experience worth shar ing, not just as some walking ca reer brochure. I must say I genu inely enjoyed the time I spent with them. And I am sure that those who came for one-on-one consultations got what they wanted from me. (Otherwise I'd still be there.)" Maripat Metcalf '83, also from Pittsburgh, spent the entire spring term at New College, work ing on her University of Virginia dissertation and teaching two courses on the American Southwest. She taught a half semester course on southwestern archaeology and a full semester course on Pueblo and Navajo Native Americans. "It was a thrill to get to know New College in the '90s," she wrote. "The students are still challenging and adventuresome. I've been de lighted by how willing they were to explore ideas, rather than just re ceive them. This has been rewarding for me personally, since I hope to make teaching a career-I've cer tainly had some useful experience here." One goal of the fellow program is to give students exposure to areas not usually covered in the curricu lum. In this area Maripat reflected, "I do think I succeeded in offering some topic areas that New College wouldn't have been able to provide otherwise, and from talking to stu dents, I feel this was much appreci ated." Don Sanderson '80, a faculty mem ber in computer science at East Ten-Alumnae/i Fellow Don Sanderson pre pares for his workshop on database management systems nessee State University in johnson City, wasn't kidding when he said he managed to pack a month's worth of material into the two and a half days he was at New College in March for lectures and a workshop on database management systems (DBMS). "The program consisted of an introduc tory presentation on DBMS given as part of the Natural Sciences Co1lo quium on Friday, a lecture on Rela tional Database Theory followed by a workshop on the SQL Relational Data base Language on Monday, and a lec ture on Object Oriented DBMS fol lowed by a workshop on the EXPRESS Object Oriented DBMS language on Tuesday ... But being a fellow isn't all hard work. As Don recalled, "1\lesday night concluded with some lively conversation over dinner between myself and two attendees of the workshop, Rocco Maglio and Bill Wood, at Primo's; topics ranged over politics, computer science, graduate schools, New College, puns, and how to divide a five-piece appetizer among three people."


New College Alumnaeji Association 994-995 Annual Report


Presidential Greetings! Alumnaeji Association Thrives by David Smolker, Alumnae/i Association President I am pleased to report that, thanks to Carol Ann Wilkinson, my fellow board members, and you--our loyal alums-the New College Alumnae/i Association is thriving. Total income increased by 48 percent over last year to over $150,000! This dramatic increase occurred for a number of reasons. The 1964 Charter dass made a sizable 30-year gift to establish an unrestricted endowment. We also received significant additions to the Mary dark Memorial fund, and a bequest from the estate ofNew College alum joseph W. Haaf. Increased alum participation in our fundraising efforts helped a lot. So did the increased fundraising savvy of your Board members (several of whom participated in fundraising workshops developed by the fundraising school at the University of Indiana). As a result of the increase in total income, we were able to invest 39 percent of the income to provide for future program needs, primarily endowment of the Alumnae/i Fellow and Student Grant programs. Not only is income up, but significantly, the average gift size has increased, and the percentage of alums contributing financially remains high at 43 percent. The Association was active in other ways this year. We continued to provide support for New College programs. In particular: NCAA Boord of Directors Meeting Dotes : November 3-4, 1995 April 26-27, 1996 Cover Photos Alumnoe/i Fellows and Students : (top) Sarah Blanchard (left) helping Kelly Keefe and Christie lee at GIS workshop (photo by leo Demski). (middle) Some of the students in Moripot Metcalf's Southwestern Archaeology course, shown in the anthropology lab Jim Hogy, laura Holland, Moripot and Martha Wehling. (bottom) luke Salisbury with aspiring writers who participated in his fiction workshop (standing) Fiona Lewis, Nick Nopolitano, Luke, and Stacey Lucas; (seated) Rebecca Dinger and Andrea Shipe (photo by Paul Adomites). >six alumnae/i-Maripat Metcalf, Sarah Blanchard, Don Sanderson, Luke Salisbury, Paul Adomites, and Glenn Kirkconnell all served as Alumnae\i Fel lows. >We made a total of 34 grants to 44 students under the Student Grant Program. >Alums participated in New College orientation ac tivities and in the Women's Awareness Month. >we purchased a dive computer for the New College Coral Reef Project, provided 14 gift certificates for admissions book awards, and a hard drive for the campus UNIX server. >we sponsored the second annual Faculty Recogni tion Brunch during the reunion. >we launched the Alumnae/i Mentor Program (over 175 alums have volunteered for the program). >We established a committee to help raise moneys for the Soo Bong Chae Mathematics Chair. 'j;.We continued to provide various services, such as Nimbus, the reunion, the Alumnae/i Directory, free Internet accounts for alums, an alum home page on the Internet, and support for chapter activities. ..,.We have assisted the College and the Foundation by providing a wide variety of statistical and anec dotal information for use by faculty and administra tion in grant applications, public appearances, and proposals. All in all, it was a very good year! And while the Wall Street Journal SAT fiasco was a bit embarrassing to some of us, it has proved to be but a small sandspur along the path oflife. This next year should prove exciting as well. We are going to explore ways to increase turnout for the 1997 Board election (we only had a 15 percent turnout last election). We have scheduled a strategic planning session for the fall meeting (we need to "find" ourselves). We hope to reach out and rejuvenate chapters in major cities (it's party time). We plan to explore ways to assist the New College Foundation in its Campaign 2000 (it's not what you know, it's who you know). We also intend to follow through on the Alumnaefi Mentoring program (we want you). So stay tuned! 2-


Financially Speaking Contributions Exceed Goals John Klein, Chair, Finance & Fundraising Committee Last year in this report l told you how well things were going. This year I can honestly say that things on the Finance/Development Committee are much better than any of us could have imagined. Alums have given S 117,000 in support this year toward a total income of $152,000. That is more than 15 percent over our goal this year and about 40 percent over last year's contributions. Thank you from all of us on the committee. YOU REAllY CAME lliROUGHI It makes the whole board and staff feel like we are doing something right when we get this level of support. A substantial part of the increase came from the 1964 Charter Class gift. Thanks to Chuck Hamilton, Ken Misemer, Fay Clayton and Carol Ann Wilkinson for a lot of effort here. This class gift idea is one of the developmental strategies we have begun to use since the whole Board attended a seminar given by the Center for Philanthropy last November. We have more on the way-so look out! Another big change on Finance/ Development since last year is a completely revamped mvestment policy. I am proud to tell you that we have taken complete control of our investments. Until now we have followed the New College Foundation investment strategy and taken a passive role in how our assets were handled. Thanks to a lot of pro bono work by a number of alums who are investment counselors, attorneys and bankers, we now have our own portfolio. Chuck Hamilton, John Hansen, Ken Misemer (board for life), David Smolker (prez.), Vicki Raeburn, John Cranor and Jim Gutner all donated numerous hours of their time to develop a sound financial plan for the NCAA. If you recall, we asked in the Nimbus if any alums would be interested in investment planning and financial management of the association's funds. We had a number of good applicants from the ranks of alums as well as applicants from the Florida financial community. After about six months of conference calls, subcommittee meetings and the like, we chose Chris VanDyk '70, vice president of lee, VanDyk, Zivarts, Pingree and Co. of Seattle, to manage our funds. Chris has an excellent track record and will spend a lot of time tailpring our investments to meet the NCAA's needs. I feel very happy to have an alum in this position because, as you can imagine, we are not a "white bread" type of client. Chris is one of us, so he understands our idiosyncrasies plus he is giving us a very good deal. I feel like we are one more step along the path of individuation and much more mature as an organization. By the time you read this our fall fundraising season will be well underway. Please be as generous as you can. Remember, all gifts count. We are a small organization and get more clout from percentage of alum support than we will probably ever get from a dollar figure. Caroline Chambliss is running the phonathon again this year (praise Allah) and you will hear from one of her callers this fall. All gifts are tax deductible. Thank you again for your generosity from all of us on this committee. Other members of the Finance and Fundraising Committee are Caroline Chambliss, Mike Campbell. Ken Misemer and David Smolker. If you would like a complete fmancial statement for fiscal year 1994-95, please contact the alumnae/i office. P.S. Did you know that almost three times as many alums send the NCAA money as vote in the Board elections? SO VOTE! Last Thing Write or call and get your NC "Free" Internet account. It's a good deal. -3-


On. the Record By Mike Campbell, Alumnae/i Association Secretary Greetings to all 2,899 of yott This nwnber reflects 1995 election results our total membership last May, when we added 106 The Association By-laws specify that elections for graduates from the class of 1995. Although the the Board of Directors are held in the spring of plurality of alums (22 percent) remains in Florida, odd-nwnbered years. This spring, fifteen alums ran novocollegians reside in all fifty states and some 35 for ten positions on the Board of Directors. The ten other nations. Several New College enclaves stand out candidates who garnered the most votes began in our membership list, most notably San Francisco, two-year terms in April, joining appointed members Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, New James Foster, Don Goldberg, john Hansen and Ken York. Boston, Seattle, Tampa, Miami, and for those Misemer. desiring geographic as well as spiritual connection, The election was decided by 342 alums, who Sarasota/Bradenton. We will be working in the represent 14 percent of all eligible voters. Intriguing, coming year to form or revitalize chapters in these given that 43 percent of alums provided fmandal and other areas. If you'd like to become involved with support for the Association last year. The Board other New College folks in your area, the Association continues to discuss ways to increase voter turn-out, will help you get things started with membership and we solicit suggestions from you all. lists, malling labels, and assorted party favors. Who's a member? All graduates of New College are members of the Alurnnaefi Association. Anyone who has completed one or more successful terms at New College is eligible as well; persons meeting this criterion must contact the alwnnaefi office to request membership. The Board occasionally confers honorary membership on non-students with special connections to the New College community. There are no membership dues, but we'll ask you to give what you can during our annual fund drive. Programs and Proiecls Studerrts Grants Committee -awards grants to New College students, individually or in groups, to support academic and personal growth by Alexis Simendinger, Chau The Student Grants Committee, composed of alums, a student and a faculty member, reviews student proposals and makes awards based on the available budget each year. NCAA requires that students who receive grant Who's leading? The Board of Directors elects officers during the spring meeting. David Smolker is president for 95/96. Ken Misemer is treasurer, and Mike Campbell is secretary. Carol Ann Wllkinson is the alwnnaefi director; she is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Association. Please contact me if you have any questions about your membership or if you know of any "lost" alums who'd like to be found support submit a report to the association upon completion of a project to describe its outcome and the use of the NCAA award. The most frequently heard comment each year as the committee considers grant applications is, "Gee, I wish these grants had been available when I was a student ... The Student Grant Endowment totals $55,845, including the Mary Clark Memorial Fund and the joseph 4-


Programs and Proiects continued HaafMemorial Student Grant. Interest from the Mary Clark memorial, which was donated by the family and friends of Mary Clark '73, is restricted to a student project involving study abroad. The Joseph HaafMemorial Grant is not restricted but is given in memory of the 1975 graduate. The board is happy to report that demand for student grants and the quality of projects proposed compelled the NCAA to expand its grants budget in 1995-1996 to $10,000 from $7,500 last year. New College students have used NCAA grant funding to pursue thesis research, to undertake independent study projects, and to supplement course work throughout the year, including studies in curriculum areas not formally offered by New College. In 1994, the Student Grants Committee received 46 eligible proposals requesting more than $23,000. With NCAA's limited budget, the grants committee awarded almost $8,000 to 34 applicants, providing seed money up to $500 for most of those projects. Ideally, student grants reflect the diversity and independence of New College students' academic and personal pursuits. The grants are intended to supplement, not replace, other sources of available funding. They have been awarded to support field work in the United States and abroad; foreign language studies in a variety of countries; student attendance at out-oftown symposia; campus publications; personal learning programs in the arts and a garden at Caples: and various supplies and equipment needed for student research. Alexis Simendinger is the 1995-1996 Students Grants Committee chair, succeeding longtime board member Mark Mudge 74. Other members are Barbara Ceo '66, Maria Fernandez, Don Goldberg. john Klein, Dan Ryan, New College Prof. Gordon Bauer and a yet-tcrbe appointed student. Alumnae/i Fellow Committee -alumnae/i return to campus, using their expertise and experience to enrich students' curricular and extracurricular experiences by Mike Campbell, Chair Maripat Metcalf offered her students the unique opportunity to explore some of the more intangible aspects of Pueblo sodety. As a New College graduate, she understands the nuances of our educational system and the capabilities of its students. She was not afraid to tackle some of the more complex issues nor was she reluctant to let the students lead their own discussion. In fact. I felt she was having as much fo.n teaching the class as I was taking it." -1995 Graduate David Rosenblum on his experience in Alumnae/i Fellow Maripat Metcalf's course, Pueblo and Navajo Ethnography That's one example of the impact Alumnae/i Fellows have had this year. The program has expanded greatly during the past two years, thanks to your support. Alums now routinely offer for-credit courses as well as shorter-term activities. Novocollegians from throughout the country have visited to share their experience and expertise with students. This has become one of our most popular programs; we have budgeted $7,500 to fund projects for next year and continue to build our endowment. Here's what we've been doing with your money! Sarah Blanchard '83, an associate planner for Sarasota County, taught a module course in Geographic Information Systems for the Environmental Studies Program last fall. GIS is a rapidly growing field involving the computerized analysis of spatial data in the natural and social sciences, especially urban planning, geography, archaeology, and biology. Sarah arranged for students to use facilities at the Sarasota County Planning Department to gain hands-on experience with techniques and applications. Maripat Metcalf '83, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia, taught a semester seminar in Pueblo Ethnography and a module in Southwestern Archaeology this spring. Several alums paid shorter visits. Glenn Kirkconnell '78 spoke to Dean and Warden Mike Michalson's philosophy students on Kierkegaard, the subject of his dissertation research at the University ofVirginia. Don Sanderson '80, who teaches at East Tennessee State, conducted a three-day workshop on Data Base Management Systems for computer science students. Luke Salisbury '65 and Paul Adomites '66 offered a week-long workshop for budding fiction and non-fiction writers, concluding with a reading at the reunion. The Alumnae/i Fellow endowment is $69,000. The program spent $6,000 this year; the 95-96 budget is $7,500. The Alumnae/i Fellow Committee is composed of board members, a faculty member, and a student representative. The the 95/96 members are Mike Campbell (Chair), Caroline Chambliss, jill Doran (student), Prof. Peter Kazaks, Alexis Simendinger, and David Smolker. Plans for the upcoming year are in progress. Applications for spring fellowships are due now; anyone interested in fall1996 projects should contact the Alumnae/i Office as soon as possible. Nimbus -the olumnoe/i newsletter by Alexis Simendinger, Chair Nimbus, published at least twice a year and usually three times annually, provides a forum for the NCAA to -5-


Programs and Proieds continued communicate with all former students about activities on the New College campus and within the association, and it gives alums an outlet to tell former classmates what they're up to. Nimbus is distributed to 2,550 NCAA members at no direct cost to them, as well as to the New College campus community. The Nimbus budget, which includes the publication of the NCAA Annual Report and the Alumnaeji Directory, is about $17,750 for 1995-1996, including printing and copying expenses and the cost of postage. These publications are the most expensive products to emerge from the NCAA, but they nevertheless exist within a tiny budget. NCAA Director Carol Ann Wilkinson is the chief cook and bottle washer, coordinating editorial content and all phases of production. Nimbus flourishes largely as a result of volunteer efforts, including the 1995 donation of the newsletter's revamped graphic design. Alumnae/i contributions are welcomed by the Nimbus Editorial committee. including Carol Ann, Nimbus Committee Chairman Alexis Simendinger, Susan Burns '76, Mike Campbell, Jim Feeney (NC director of special project development), Ben Ford '83, John Hansen and Matt Posner '87. Strategic Planning CommiHee -determines, defines and evaluates progress toward the long-term goofs of the Alumnoe/i Association. by Chuck Hamilton, Chair A strategic plan is a flexible way of addressing the bigger issues that too often get pushed aside by more pressing agenda items. In recent years, as our programs have threatened to outstrip our finances, as our relationship with the New College Foundation shifts, as the potential for conflict between goals, committees, and outside entities has increased, the association's board of directors has begun to consider more closely our mission and objectives. One of the flrst steps in the process was for board members to establish, by weighted vote. a list of major objectives. That list is printed here: :>concentrate on and improve overall fund raising. :>Generate new ideas (brainsto11ll, clarify and focus our options, then implement them in a high profile manner). :>Enrich student life. :>strengthen alumnaefi involvement and enhance alumnaefi life, help NCAA grow and develop its own identity. :>Be a communication link (repository for records ,in stitutional memory). :>Enhance New College's educational foundations, its overall vision. :>Enrich faculty life. :>darify relationship with the New College Founda tion. Your comments are welcome as the board continues to refine our strategic plan, based on these objectives, at the November board meeting. We'll be adding items, filling in details, and specifying goals, direction and implementation plans. Most important, we want the plan to be a really useful tool and guide. The Strategic Planning Committee is chaired by Chuck Hamilton. Other members are Spozy Foltz, John Hansen, Bill Rosenberg and David Smolker. 30 Year Class Gift -the beginning of an unrestricted endowment for the AJumnoe/i Association Members of the 1964 Charter dass, under the leadership of Chuck Hamilton, Ken Misemer and Fay dayton, took the lead last year in establishing a new New College tradition-a 30-Year Class Gift to begin an unrestricted endowment for the alumnaefi association. Chuck, Ken and Fay's letter to classmates read, in part, College needs an independent, alumnaeji controlled association to act as advisor, supporter. source of institutional memory, seed-bed for new initiatives, and connector among generations of novo collegians. As many ofyou are aware, the most difficult part of this work is attracting support for the basic operations, personnel, and equipment that make all the other programs and activities possible. We believe establishing a class gift will help guarantee the continued presence of a vital alumnae/i voice on campus." The Class of '64 responded with a record gift amount, nearly $20,000, with some pledges and matches still to come. Special Projects CommiHee -evaluates new project suggestions by Spozy Foltz, Chair The Special Projects Committee evaluates projects suggested by students and alums. Evaluations are made in terms of resources needed, both financial and otherwise, the length of time the project will take, and the desired result. Last year we were instrumental in placing an alum on .the Florida School Year 2000 committee, purchased a dive computer for the Coral Reef program, provided 14 gift certillcates for the admissions office to give to outstanding students at science magnet high schools, supported Women's Awareness Month on campus and honored faculty members at a brunch held during the annual reunion. Projects currently being investigated by this committee include: a diversity paper -6-


Programs and Proiects continued competition, fund raising through a boat donation/auction program, a faculty recognition plaque/memorial. an alumnaefi summer institute program and a plan to include alumnaefi on a discipline-by-discipline Mprogram review" panel. We are always searching for new projects and eagerly await proposals. Committee members are: Spozy Foltz, Chair; Maria Fernandez,Chuck Hamilton and Bill Rosenberg. Faculty Development Grants -a program to enhance the opportunities for professional and course development The first of the association's grant programs, the Faculty Development Grants (FDG) program was designed to assist in faculty endeavors that would have significant impact on students and for which alternative funds were not readily available. Grants were given primarily in four areas: travel to conferences; enhancement of professional skills and knowledge through training programs or workshops; special research and/or creative scholarship projects; and seminars or invited lecturers. A private foundation has renewed a three-year, $100,000 per year grant to New College for faculty development. Because of this grant, individual grants were not awarded last year. The board is considering funding a project such as the external program review mentioned above with a portion of the Faculty Development interest accumulating over the duration of the larger grant. The FDG endowment totals $50,773. The accumulated interest as of june 30 was $8,667. Reunion -a novo collegian homecoming Caroline Chambliss chaired this year's event with planning and organizing assistance from a large group of 60's alums. Total registration was 66, although "drop-in" alums accounted for even higher attendance. The 1996 Reunion is scheduled for April26,27 & 28. Targeted classes are entering years 1977-1980, but all interested alums are invited. Anyone willing to help contact classmates or with suggestions for events should contact Caroline Chambliss or Carol Ann Wilkinson. Reunions are self-supporting events. Technology CommiHee -plans for and facilitates use of existing and new technology by Bill Rosenberg, Chair The Technology Committee has been active on several fronts since our last report to you. Those of you who are Mwired" can now take advantage of free (yes, free) Internet addresses. If you have a computer, modem and an account with a service provider that gives you access to the Internet, then you too can cruise the Infobahn with an address of distinction. This has allowed us to greatly expand participation in the alumnae/i mentoring program. As we move forward with future enhancements to our electronic offerings, the means by which alums can become actively involved with current students and other alums will become more varied and even easier to accomplish. If you've "hit" the NC Alum home page on the World Wide Web recently, you've noticed a new look. Alum Kristine Adams has spent a great deal of time on the redesign and implementation of the home page, and the results are quite impressive! If you haven't stopped by yet, take a look when you're out on the Web and see her handiwork at: http:/ We are also working to bring alumnaefi fellows with a technology bent (this is in addition to other ways in which NC folks are known to be bent) to campus. Courses offered or proposed include: "Use of Multimedia in Writing for the Liberal Arts", and "Database Design and Theory". If you are involved with the computer industry and would be interested in being an alumnae/i fellow, please drop one ofus a note. Last, but defmitely not least, we have upgraded the computers in the Alumnaefi Association office. This will allow for much-needed improvements in the alum database and permit us to keep track of all of the cool stuff we've been up to. Technology Committee members are Bill Rosenberg (chair), Mike Campbell, Don Goldberg. john Klein and Alexis Simendinger. Mentor Program and Student Database -facilitates communication and interaction between current students and alumnae/i NCAA annually updates alumnaefi information in a database search program which takes information such as area of concentration, geographic location, job information, graduate schools, etc., from the association's database and makes it accessible to students. The program runs on the computers in the students' Mac lab. Alwnnae/i mentors have volunteered to give current students encouragement, advice, information about graduate or professional schools, career counseling, internship suggestions, or help with short-term or full-time job leads. Information forms are on file in the alwnnaefi office and the career resource center for student perusal and a list of mentor volunteers will soon be posted on the alwnnaefi home page on the world wide web. Students are responsible for making the initial contact with a prospective mentor. -7-


July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995 Alumnaeji Donors A very special THANK YOU to the following 1,051 alumnae/i, 43 percent of you, who made contributions during the 1994-1995 fiscal year. Total alumnae/i gifts were $106,715.71. 1984 Paull. Uklejo lawrence Poulson R H Seth Piercy Esther l. Borozzone David M Walton Vicki Peorthree Raeburn Stephen G. Romero Lindo Benuo F. Mark Whit1oker Deane l. Root David l. Rottman Glendo D Cimino Carol Ann Childress Lucius A Salisbury Ill David B Schwa tiz Foy Clayton Wilkinson Theodore M Shoemaker Elizabeth Crosby Schwotiz John M Cranor Ill Cheryl McWhorter Star Barbaro Honno Sheldon Roy B. Enslow 1986 Eric P. Stouffer Pot Shuck Rachel A Findley David R. Allen Steve Waterman Nancy Orr Storey Corola Hoigne Fleener Denby M Barnett 1988 Ho rris E. T oylar James W Fleener Robert W Boughman Eric N Thurston lnge Fryldund Betsy Olsen Bowen Paul D Adomites Janis K Wolak Bruce Guild Deirdre Fennessy Bruce M. Allen Charles H Hamilton George A Finkle Donald M. Aronoff 1987 Kenneth R Hammond Robin Day Glenn Jacques U. Baenziger David J. Adams Paul K Hansma Nancy Flatter Hall Claudia A Blair Daniel R. Boehmer Carol Worby Holder S. Wesley Hall Carlene Volentine Marguerite E. Bryan Kenneth R Misemer John l. Hart Borchert Marion Bussey Roberta Luther O'Brien Cheryl D Hess Michael R Curry Corola Butler Neil E Olsen Allan Jaworski Helen Hickey De Hoven Kathleen M Capels Karle A Prendergast Julie Means Kane Mimi Donnoy Cynthia D Cumfer Charles F Raeburn Thomas 0. Monteuffel Cynthia C. Gates Catherine Jones Davies Kathleen Dively Raskin Judith Segal McCall Julia A Giordano Constance Cormier David N Rollow Kenneth f Moore Claudia Bolin Harding Gortr>er Jeanne Rosenberg Kenji Oda leander S Harding Jr. Christine A. Hope Jeanie Steele Stevenson Richard F. Ogburn Elizabeth Reid Holter Diann B. lnge Samuel Treynor Margaret Spurrell Okere Beth Schauerhomer Kuehn lois Kingsbury McDonald Diana Shiphorst Uklejo Stephen Oriofsky K Lindo Moeller-Monsour Nicholas E Munger Edna Walker Poulson Kenneth G Peffers Norbert Musial 1994-1995 Alumnae/1 Giving and Participation Rates by Entering Class $20,000 ._, :: __ ) $1 5,000 v< r <;; $10,000 c ,.., $5,000 C $0 70 En: c.-:loss Cash & In Kind Contributions Class Participation Rate -8Stephen L. Posey Jane Rogers Samuel D. Sopp William E. Schaub Margaret M. Sedensky Margaret l. Sheeron Creighton Smith Timothy E Snyder Kathy Groves Spriestersboch Jane Snyder Stouffer Curtis C. Slokes David T ekler Gail Johnson Thelen Betsy Brooks Tisdale Thomas M. White 1988 Koren M Adams Aimee Fisher Anderson Earle A Barnhart Patrice Bobier Prof. Alan Campion Bruce M. Cleary Gayle Coons Jock Cousineau Susan Alkema do Silva John D. Dohrmann


194 -'95 Contributors continued Kathleen S Fasnacht Helen R Gabel Don Goldberg Jonet Goldwater Lee Harrison Amy Haskell WilliamS. Herman Diane Kelly Hill Kennard R Honick Jennifer Hurst Roger J. Klurfeld William J. Kopiecki Rev. Sarah White Leslie Maio Nikitovich Madden Ross M. Madden Christine Womer McClain Fronk A McKenney Gail Farkas Munger Richard A Neff Philip L. Notermonn Totjona Ostopoff laurel Roth Patton Richard H Roberts Melody G Sosko Fred S Silverman John A Von Ness R Elizabeth Watson J Richard Webb William R. Westwood Tom Yori l. David Zube 1989 Lyssa M Andersson Mark A. Andrews Thomas C. Atchison Barbaro A. Beamon Martha E Beauchamp Jeanne F Bojarski Thomas E Campion Michael A Corosik Paul R Carlson Jr Raphael Colb Vincent F Cox Lewis F Dolven Edward J. DeAngelo George W Fifield Alexis E Finlay Ira K. Glasser Thomas M Goodridge Jonet J. Gusukumo Edward J Henley Patricio Borrond Hermon Ellen Horowitz Stein Gary W Howell Bruce A. Hutcheon Jock T. Jordon Joel S Judd Chuck Kinney John F. Klein Harvey Klinger Jerold B. Krouthamer Joy Lentini Judith Kaye Lentini Matthew F McCarthy William C Navidi Mary Jo Neitz Nancy Needham Newman Henry Pot1erson Vincent C Peck Laurie Peek Robert A Phi llips Michael E Rose Dennis F Saver lynwood Sawyer Stuart A Shenk Elen i Malanos Silverman Stanley E Skubic Joshua L. Stei n Norman P Stein Jomes W Supplee Eileen Curley Tweed Michael Tweed Allie Roberts Wade S Anyo Litwin Woestwin Robert J. Womack Susan Zuckermon Attos 1970 Anrta L. Allen Joy T Bom itz Alan S Berlow Craig J. Blakeley John F Blakeslee Bernadette Bohmonn Ellen Goldhomer Bollinger Lauro Breeze Greg Brooks Lynda Loss Caesaro Paul V. Costellitto Colleen Clark Dono R. Clyman William B Conerly Edward F. Connor Lindo Convissor Thomas M Corwin Nancy Hopper DeCherney Amy S Diamond Koren Ashbough Farley Carol L. Gaskin laura L. Goldenberg Lisa Feigelis Goldring Thomas S. Groenfeldt Francis G. Hertz Alice Howard Samuel H. Howell Jr. Lindo Squillace Jackson Eileen Stubensky Jacobs Susan D Jenson Richard A. Kahn Keith I. Kennedy Robert T. Lemmon Julie A Levy Ginger Lyon Thomas W. Moyers Andrew P. McCormick Barbaro Mellen Gary J Montin Julie K Morris Patrick M. Moscatello John C. Mueller Jill Pellerin Susan T Pugh William M Quay Leslie S. Reinherz DrewS. Rose Andrew J Sacks Carla J. Sorett Gabriele R Schubert Nathan H Schwartz Barry J She ingold James D. Shoemaker David M. Silverman More E Silverman Smit1y Thomas N. Sorrell Susan J. Spieker Joshua Standig David A Staunton William H. Swanson Christopher R. Van Dyk Christian Volz Erika D Walker Kathy J. Wellens Carol D Worner Betsy Wells Joy P White Curtis Worthington Chri stine A. Wynne Andrea L. Zucker 1971 Kurt F Amsler Wendy S Bennett Robert G Brunger Daniel F Chambl iss Jeffrey P Chanton Margaret Chapman Mary E Connors John D Corrigan Richard E Doblin Richard Dudley William C. Dudley Stephen M Duprey RichardS Eissenstat Ron H Flax-Davidson Karen Fry Gary B Goates David L Goldman Debra R Hochen Nancy L. Hammond Charles Herb Teresa Harshman Harrison Kim Pauly Irish Steve Kaplan Nancy Kriegel David H Lipsey Marcy Denmark Manning John A Massa Thomas C McGuigan Jomes A Mercer-Smith leonard Monteith Michael J. Morgan Julie Johnson Omohundro Teresa Weber Patterson Candoce A Reffe Nancy J. Reichman Dana P. Reinhold Karen L. Rembold Claire BoMis Robinson Marc S. Rudow Gina C. Schatteman Jef Sharp Steven P Shwa rtz Bryna S. Siegel John D Smillie Wendy A. Smith Robert E. Stillman Douglas G Stinson Candy Boyd Svffem Lynne M. Tarokan Becky Thomson Sally Felder Tuohy Lisa McGaughey Tuttle Madeline Snow Typadis Wendell P. Wagner Jr F lone Williamson Amy C. Willis Michael J Winkleman Ken Zofren 1972 Kristin Taylor Amber Donna E. Boker Ellen M. Bollard Wendy E Boron Jennifer S. Bennett C. D Chela Blitt Joyce E Boehmer June K Bronfenbrenner John H. Buchanon Mark R. Buntoine Elizabeth L. Corney Frazier Carraway Kevin R Coffey Philip J. Cohen Anne Riggen Colello Mark E Davis New College Alumnae/1 Association July 1, 1994 -June 30, 1995 Total Income $150,221.99 Unrestricted contributions ($83,341.1-41 -9-


'94 -'95 Contributors continued Lorry Desmond StephenS. Sparks Juan D. Lindau Janet Heck Doyle Allison Speckman RobertS. Lloyd Mitchell Drucker W. David Sprayberry Phillip G. Logsdon Jane C. Dudley Sally A Stephens Jeffrey A Loomis Mark P. Famiglio Rory J. Sutton Robert l. Macdonald Robert S. fish David W. Taylor Eva Pischnotte Craig A Fisher Lindo Mitchell Thompson McGuigan Florence Werner Foster David L. Tom lin Randall T. Moon Francine R. Gerace R. Philip Twogood William T. Norfleet leslie Boxer Gloss Ross Vachon William T. Reynolds Ill James W. Gutner Justin P. West Roger R. Rosa Nancy C. Haber Mary Hill Wise William A. Rosenberg Deborah A Hursh Jerome P. Wood Mary L. Ruiz Ann M. Joyner Robert 0. Rush Jr. Bruce D. Kohrman 1973 Steven C. Souers Cathy A Kroll Em my C. Acton Don Schmidt Susan W. Kramer Ronald l. Bergwerk Barbaro A. Sham berg Stuart D. Levitan Anne Brennon Thomas H. Smolich Allen S. Levy Tessy Brungardt Cathy Walloch Lori Feldman Lieberman Elizabeth A Bryant Penny A Zolero James D. Lock Ellen Glessner Burrows Milevo Daugherty loo Maureen T. Cannon 1974 William A Luker Jr. Edward A Chadd Robert N. Allen Jr. MichaelS. Maher Dale R. Dagenbach Michael A. Armstrong Scott H. Matthews Theodore H. DeWitt Robert D. Atkinson Robert V. Phillips Ruth I. Dreessen Cheri Belz Jeffrey J. Prior Aron Z. Edidin luc Cuyvers James W. Pmchard Robin Hoffmaster Edidin Tom Dayton Shanno E. Ratner Andy Estes Amy G. Dickman Philip Rich Montgomery K. Fisher Jock Dynis Rebecca McCombs Cheryl Flax-Davidson Kevin Flynn Robinson Vicki Harris Flock Joan Fowler Mark A Roth Co rol L. Fosler Adam J. Ginensky Ann E. Samuelson James E. Foster Jennifer L. Gloss Neil H. Schecker M.D. Leslie J. Greene Herbert S. Guggenheim Martin A Schwartz B. Janet Hibbs Elise K. Gunst Russell B. Selmon Kit Jennings Judson W. Harvey Kathleen M. Smith Esq. Julian M. Koplin Jr. Honh Nguyen Herwitz David Smolker Jonathon E. Kroner Stanley R. Herwitz Katherine Armendt Sorci Paul D. Kuc Dean G. Jensen fredricka Fleenor Joyner louis D. Joyner Thomas J. Kapostosy Richard W. Kint Lesley S. Koplow Deborah Fagen Lee Glen R. Merzer Sondra A. Morrill Mark C. Mudge Beverly Brown Nosh Barbaro Stobin Nesmith Andrea Martz Norfleet James A Parry W. Steven Porsch Sam H. Patterson II Robert A. Pell Richard E. Shapiro Susan Cohen Smith Lori Hoffman Smolker Kate Schwettmon Sorensen Dennis P. Swaney William T. Thompson Robert E. T urffs Tab L. Uno Scott C. Verges Amy Weinstein Janet M. Weisenford Paul G. Wendt 1976 A. Brion Albritton Lynne V. Berggren Scott M. Boyette Carole Chambliss Brannock Claire Bailey Carraway Jon Elsaesser Clark Bridget Patton Conant Edward H. Cosio Carl D. Costello Matthew B. Curtis Lonnie M. Draper M.D. Mark W. Evans Rhonda K. Evans New College Alumnae/i Association July 1,1994 June 30,1995 Expenditures $144,446.72 Boord & staff training/support ($3,420.67) Office Expense ($5,912.5B) fund raising cos1s ($6,086. 17) Chapters, reunion, special events ($6,881.85) Postage ($8,431.70) Publications ($11 ,053.31) Personnel (diredor & s1udents) ($29,008.19) Direct campus support ($1 7,1 02.25) ------.r:'.l Add to endowment ($56,450.00)----In addnion, $6,240 in designated contributions and income (Chae Chair, Morrill Landscaping, biology student gront, and FOG interest) is being held for future disbursement. 10Karen Grady Ford Andrea J. Ginsky Jerry Gips Sondra Payson Gips Rondee Gordon Edward M. Greenfield Claudio E. Harsh Kim Holmstrom C. Mark Humbetf Gilliam Johnston Joan Busner Kaplan Lynonn Dixon Kashner Beth M. Keer Betsy Kubick Janet Finney Lacy Marjorie Lewis Dono Newman-Evans Richard H. Newman-Evans Dwight A. Newton Elizabeth Thorp Porsch Joy Ellen Peace Donald f. Richmond Peter A Ross Christopher J. Rovero Betty T. Rushton Gail Russell Todd M. Rymer Timothy A. Seaver D. Lynn Serviss Alexis A Simendinger William J. Steck Johan P. Suyderhoud Nancy Nadler Wilke Randy Winchester Rachael Scovill Worthington 1978 Gory D. Berkowitz Koren Lind Brauer Ross S. Burnomon Judnh L. Bums Susan C. Bums Mary L. Cameron Kate Chandler Jeffrey Cianci Douglas A Cochran John L. Connelly Mary Cox-Makkos Eric M. Cumfer Lourie J. Oils Carol Flint Lois Brondwene Giovocchini RobertS Glazier RobertS Hans John L. Hansen Ronald J. Helmuth Glenn P. Hendrix Ursula T. Hotchkiss Debra A Jenks Aric A. Johnson Stephanie E. Johnson Lawrence D. Lewack Joseph J. Melnick frances Sobel Michels Brent Miller Alan Newman Tim A Redman Judith Mendelsohn Rood Douglas l. Schmidt David M. Smolin


194 -'95 Contributors mntinued Henry C. Smyth Cloncy A Cavnar Christina l. Salter Lorry W Stults Rita L. Ciresi Eli za beth A. Scheffler Jo Ann Weisenford Andrea S. Deeb William C. Schulz Ill Allison H Wilcox Fronk S Dopp Adam Tebrugge Jonice S Wilke Howard A. Fine Mary H Tippens John R Wilke Koren H Flax Robert W Tennies William E. Wymer Sharon Flemming John Vande Walle Deeonn Gorey Eric B. Walzer 1977 DavidS. Goldwich Dorothy Srygley Wells Madelyn Roll Badger Robert P Henry Jr. Robert C. Westerfeld! Lisa Siegfried Bohn Molly Hoopes Mark H Winston Mark Bondurant Michelle Ippolito Andrew A. Workman Diane Basara Britton Warren P Johnson Jodie A Yeakel Janice C Broda L. Michelle Jones Gloria J. Carson Glenn K i rkconnell 1980 Sharon Carthew Chester Kei Kishimoto Down M Bialy Barbara J. Canmy Michael A. La T orra Dione C Busch Steven R. DaVerne Shuman l. lee Grover F Champion Jr Paula J. Deutsch Charlene J. Lenger Molly Cheshire Chris Doe Danforth N Lincoln David S. Edrich Bonnie Sehenuk Fitzgerald Seth B lipsoy David T. Erdman Jim Foley Keith lash James H. Geiger Adam L. Front Jonathan Lucas Cynthia S Gray Robert T Goyvert Sharon R Motola frank E Hammel Tod E Gentille James J. McDonald Jr Munn Hommel Katherine Gregor Jacqueline Shea Marcello A Kolmeier Thomas L. Hamby Jr. Mcloughlin Elizabeth R McCain Coral L. Hosholl Lisa A. Norris John l. Millo Elai ne B Hyder luther A. Peacock David E. Mitchell James J. Jacque Kevin R Perry Joe Mueck Victoria A Kozmerski Roxanne Reddy Pierce Barbara E Nimershiem Kimberly J Keene Felice C. Schuloner PouiW. Pore Carolyn Krebs Kent T Simendinger Sergio Roynal Groce Puckett La T orro Desiree Howell Smolin Eric L. Reinholtz Steven l. Linsey Valerie Ethridge Thomish Ron Rostow Cynthia L. Martin-Berger Jonathon B Turner Michael Samra Mark Q Martindale Steven Vomov Donald B. Sanderson William L. May Annette Vollmer West Jean Schutt-McTavish Peggy Carroll McCauley Nicholas A Whittle Matthew I. Wahl Stephanie Gillespie Marie C. Wolfgang Susan J. Wallner Melnick Juliana Poulsen Mosley 1979 1981 Michael L. Mosley Keith D Berggren Thomas A. Berres Lea Curry Nigon Sharon Phillips Brennan Tommy L. Bowman Brendan M Onnor Caroline A. Chambliss Alice A Burton Cynthia S Ochi Maryolice Otero Jennifer R Coberly Daniel P. Phillips Natalie Compogni Portis Susan J Dauer Solly Priest Eric G. Dyreson Shown Dougherty Andrew J. Ransiclc. Isabelle A Fetherston Jerry Felz Russel J Repp Ronald L. Fisher Jr Dawn M. Flaherty Olga T Roney Julie Golossini Lauro D Johnston Dan Ryan Jr Gerald N. Gaul Barbara A. Junge Stephen C. Sensoli laura George Gitlin Sean A. lincoln Jodi L. Siegel Jean M Huffman Todd D McCormick Daniel M. Stults lindsay A. La Burt Mary A. McElhinny John A Tucker Valerie D Lehr Joanne Meyer Lindo Willson Christopher J. LoFrisco Terri Brown Mueck Nancy l. Winfrey Dione Dittmann Manchester David T. Mullins Susan J. Mannino Stuart J. Phillips 1978 Jacqueline Morino Carlo D. Schroer Humberta Barreto Michael F. McDuffie Rey A. Sia T ami Beller Barreto Victor l. Moldovan Samuel W Stolon Renee Reinhardt Boehm Karen T. MontgomeryDooney Tickner Charles J. Briggs Tobias PeterS. Tush Anderson G. Brown James Olivier Sonia Wu Jolynn Carroll Gabrielle Church Russell -11 -


194 -'95 Contributors continued 1982 Julie A Green Shelley Varnum Allen William B Graben II Madeline N Altabe Nancy L. Grossman Mary Janis Andrews Gregory G. Hall Valerie Gutchen Amode Corlye Hendershot Janet Athonosas Melanie A Hubbard Nancy L. Becker Clifford G Kentros Daniel F Birn Ann E McKinley Daniel H Bosch Patricio Murer Lauro L. Coogan Corey E Nislow Koren A Duhring Elizabeth T. Par W Jeffery Edenfield Jon i Burnette P i rnot Lisa Fusco David W Russell Corrie Kastner Hamby Erma-Paulo Sanders Carol Keomey High Jeffrey G Soven Amy C Kimball Rebecca A. Shepardson E Randall Lanier Leslie S Smart Teresa Pierzchola Millo Richard C Smith Amanda Burns Mitchell Beverly Stanton Sudn i k Jeffrey P Muench James H Tietsworth Gwen Perkins Murphy Deborah Seemann Turner Tommero Lee Race Potrico Vaughn Crist A Sperling Jesse White Julie T Viens Andrea Blum Works William C. Wolfe 1986 Austin E Works Shelley N Bonos 1983 William M Brown Pauline Ademo Clairellen R. Robert A. Bilott Catalano-Jahnson Saroh W Blanchard Michael L. Christopher A Ellis Cotalano-Jahnson Lisa Gordon Fleckens1ein Frank W Cooper Susan Sopoznikoff Foltz Joyce Hewes Dennehy Benjamin J. Ford John J Dwyer Robert C. Freedman Mary Higby Ov-tyer Heidi M Gonser Melissa J Fleck William G Giltinon Jr. Grace Roegner Freedman Derrin S Gottlieb Richard A. Giardino J William Memory Michele Gregoire Moripat Metcalf Down M. Hosemonn Leslie A Miller Susi Hauger Susan L. Montgomery Joan P Houricon Judith A. Newton Eric M Howard Bret Pettichord Jeffrey M. Komis Bregit1e R. Proehl Margie Knouff Kirsten L. Scheibner Suzanne McDermott Philippe P. Seminet Lisa G. McGregor Mark W Shovon Keith A Mills Elizabeth Strange Stacy K. Moore Christina K. Trent John D Mullen Jonathan R. T rushenski Denise S Neville Go brielle Vail Julie A. Osterling Nathan J. Pfluger 1984 Alex J. Pogel Christopher M Amode Jonathon D. Solem Anne M. Baker David H. Thornton Jennifer E Belt Elise Wadle David A. Cope Caroline M. Wampole Kelleth R Chinn Michael A. Wells Mark A. Cornelius Carol A. Zygor Rodrigo R Dioz 1988 Sandro C Englert Joseph D. Alia Michael J Freedman Dione L. Gadzinski Rino G Avellaneda Grant A. Balfour Gretchen A. Brodtman Laurie Cameron Jennifer E Cooper Lynn S Currier Krystin J Droper Deirdre L. Ellis Monico M. Gaughan C. Mark Hastings Salvatore J Manzi David A. Martini Konno A. Merfzmon Adam Oler Evon H Owens Steve Rosenbluth Geoff Schaffer-Harris Kathryn L. Stein J. Christopher T vcker Glenn A Whitehouse Mark E Wilkens Donald E Witmer HenryS Wulf 1987 Solly K Alt Libby Bailey Stephanie A Bohlman Loney A Bruner Larry Bunch Ann M Burget Michael H Campbell Lynmorie E Carroll Mark J Carroll Elizabeth F. Ciofolo Nikki Cohen Gwen Y. Davies Elaine Barnes Dent Andrew S Gottlieb Alexondro L. Hoggblom-Poyne Stephan P. Henley Craig Herndon Leigh A. Holcomb Morfin F. Kelly Robin L. Kirkpatrick Jefferey S Logozzino Gino S Lanier Monica L. Lewman David Minkoff Ruth E Nicholson Joe C. Noh Amy Swackhamer Nugent Joseph E Pettit Jr Matthew J Posner James H Randolph Matthew H Reynolds Elizabeth H Rider Nicole K Ruediger Eric Schickler John A. Sindelar Cheryl Gordon Smelser Alan T Stonebraker Christina L. Trivet! Bvffy A. Weathington Lisa E Whalley-White MaryS Wu Kiro T. Zender -12-1988 Kim Dickson Allen Sarah L. Boonnon Sherri Leo Clements Bunch John J Collins Kirsten E. Cooke Sharon L. Corwin Kristi C. Coulter Stacey A Curtis Pete G Cutte r Erin L. Davis Usa A Day Carlo M. Eastis Jennifer E Gorn Justin E Groham Chris Hubbard Tonyo L. Hunt Brion D Israel Lois E Kent Kendra A. Lawrence Anthony B Lewis Franz E Loewenherz Lisa M. Mil ot Harrem F. Monkhorst Jeffery T Morton Duncan Odom Katherine Clevenger Rambo Birch Rambo Corey Remle Susan L. Rutherford Soroh S. Silver Susan L. Soltis Judith A Stanton Lara M. Stepleman Steve R Waldman James W Watkins Jennifer A. Whitten Doyno M. Ayers 1989 Shannon M Boer Judith J Blair Elizabeth D. Brewster Carrie L. Carrel Andrew H Cohen Thomas H Cook Emily A Earle Carlo L. Funk Chad A Goldberg Jennifer A. Gore Harry D Gould Amanda J. Henry Aaron Hillegass Tricia D Hopkins Stacy Krolczyk Victor lewis Dono A. Lockwood Mary T Lowery George M Luer Makolm A. Maclachlan Keith J Micoli Juliano Pare' Moria M Perez Philip B Reed V Lauro M Rosenbluth G ilda T Sookes Davi d L. Soliemo Mark M Sanders Melissa A. Schaub Michael J Serulneck Lisa B Silvennon Eaddy G Sutton Mary D Tyll S1even E Witt 1990 Kristine L. Adams Kevin Arlyck Charlene C Bredder Ariel P Connon Mario D Fernandez Rosa E Greenbaum Amy E Honk Kate Jennings Todd D. Leonhardt Altom M Maglio Mario H Mapa Jordon S Marks Ashtyn Mukhe.,eo Brandon S Owings Jeffrey T P i ttman Richard D. Reece Douglas E. Robertson Michael A. Rodriguez Mitchell L. Silverman Alexander V Slawson Michael W Smith Jill L. Stansbury James S Whetzel 1991 Todd W Allen Richard D Butgereil Kelly F Clark Jean F. Czerlinski Melissa Dodge Lewi s Erin K lipp Gregory A. Mann Adam D. Stone Nathan M Young 1992 Down C. Chaney Michael W. Fasano Susan I. Sparling 1993 Annette S Mulholland


c LASSN otesuSTEDALPHABETICALLYWITHINENTERINGYEAR 6 4 Glenda Cimino is moving back to Ireland after spending time in Sarasota writing for the Sarasota Arts Review and lecturing in Celtic studies, along with other volunteer work. Congratulations to Kitty and John Cranor (Louisville, Ky.) on the birth of their second son, Robert Lu cas Randolph (Luke), on July 8. Kath leen Dively Raskin (Boca Raton) has happily moved into a horne with a 5-acre lot, Koi pond, and japanese gar den. Congratulations to Charles Ham ilton (Wilton, Conn.) who has been named director and chief operating officer of The J.M. Kaplan Fund in Z'ARTS: New York City. He also continues as a visiting fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale. David Rollow (cambridge, Mass.) is a software engineer for Dun and Brad street. In addition, he paints land scapes and still life and founded Z'ARTS, a nonprofit artists' organiza tion (see description below). 6 7 Sharron Arbuckle is now run ning her own stained glass studio and has just received a corn mission to do 14 church windows of her own design Devon Whiteside Cook is a graduate student at Florida Promoting International Artistic Exchange When David Rollow '64 showed his paintings at the salon in the Grand Palais of the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts in 1993, he discovered he was one of only two American entrants. After see ing the major entries from Japan (the head of Nippon Television chartered a 747 to bring over 40 artists and their work), Korea, China, Canada, the former Soviet Union and even Brazil, David carne horne and founded Z' ARTS, a non-profit organization dedicated to pro moting artistic contact between Americans and Europeans, including artists' exchange programs; cultural liaison between places; exhibitions; performances; and international connections in different art forms. David expects Z'ARTS to expand its range of benefits outside the commer cial channels to include such services as fmding residences for artists, help ing them get insurance, and seeking sources of funding for projects. Z'ARTS' first show, Effective Light, was in Boston's French Library and Cultural Center during June and July. The Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts re quested prints of work by artists in this show to be juried for the next SNBA salon in Paris. An American gospel concert is booked in the St. Chapelle in Paris for Au gust 29. The second Z'ARTS show, Representationf{RE)Presentation, will include many and various examples of art that represents something. Membership in Z'ARTS is open to all interested artists and other parties and costs S40 a year. For additional information contact David Rollow at david_rollow.dbs@dbsnotes.dbsoftware.corn or at 14 Clinton St., CamState University. 68 Andy Bemay-Roman (North Palm Beach, Fla.) completed his master's in mental health counsel ing in April. Paz Cohen (Washington) spotted mention of fellow classmate Malcolm Gray on the front page of the Aug. 2 Christian Science Monitor. He was in Vermont, protesting the death penalty at tl:ie National Gover nors Association conference. Sarah Leslie (Los Angeles) recently spent five months on Long Island at the Di anetics Testing Center. Currently she is doing Dianetics and Scientology training. 6 9 jeanne Bojarski (Kansas City) recently ran for the Jackson County Legislature on the Libertarian ticket. Raphael Colb teaches English as a foreign language at Hebrew Uni versity in Jerusalem. Diane Kamer and her husband, Stephen, live on a bucolic wooded 18-acre retreat in Ger manton, N.C., with their two sons, John Michael (3) and Paul Stephen (9 months). Diane, who received her master's in English from 1\lfts, works in advertising at a GOP-oriented di rect-response agency, where she writes direct mail for conservative grass-roots groups and causes. Con gratulations to George Naughton and Cynthia Owens Naughton on the birth of their son, Thomas James, on August 13 in Northampton, Mass. And, congratulations to Eleni Malanos Silverman and David Silver man '70 (Alexandria, Va.) on the birth of Cody Malanos Silverman on june 29. Alexa (4 and Ben (20 months) are adjusting well to their new brother. David, who practices law in Washington, has been appointed com missioner of the Communications Continued on next page


c LAss Nat eSumo ALPHABETICAllY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) Softball League there. 70 Welcome to Wesley John Bollin ger, first child of john and El len Goldhamer Bollinger (New York City), who arrived May 17. Ellen is di rector of marketing at the Asbury Park Press in Neptune, N.J. Craig Schmidt has been living in Georgia where he teaches AP European his tory and coaches soccer. 71 Chrys Jochem (West Trenton, N.J.), an archivist at the joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township, will be mar ried to the Rev. Canon Dr. David Thy lor in December. They will be moving to northern Hunterdon County. Chrys has become active in the conserva tion and preservation of library and archival materials, historic preserva tion and promoting libraries' role in state and local history. Jef Uennifer) Sharp graduated from the Executive MBA program at Rutgers with a de gree in finance and is now working as senior director of continuing edu cation at Fairleigh Dickinson. She and her husband, Rick Dudley '71, STEVEN WESLEY HALL 1947-1995 Stephen Wesley Hall '65left us on August 8, 1995, while playing baseball on his computer. Steve, who graduated from New College in 1968 as a history major, also had an M.B.A. from Har vard. He was married while at New College to Nancy Flatter '66 and they have a daughter, Lara A11cia. After working for a charitable organization in Boston, Steve moved to Washington to work for the Department of Energy. He moved into the computer field early as a programmer of games, later becoming involved in the world of com puter baseball, writing programs and articles on the subject. He was also a consultant in com puter applications to business. After becoming involved in the Human Awareness Institute's (HAl) workshops in the late 1980's, he moved to California, became an intern and served on their steering committee. About this time he also chose to be called Wesley. Through his HAl connection he met Sarah jo Sand, and spent the last few years shar ing life with her. Memorial contributions may be made to the HAl Scholarship Fund (1720 S. Arnphlett Blvd., #128, San Mateo, Calif. 94402) in memory of Wesley Hall. who teaches film at the New School for Social Re search, live in Ridgewood, N.J., with their three kids, Aurora, Michaella, and Richard. Z'') David Burkhart, a L. staff physician at Shasta Community Health Center in Redding, Calif., received his M.D. at Case Western Reserve. He and his wife, Chris, have a son, joseph, born last january. Several alert alums re cently sent us pictures of Congressman Lincoln Diaz Balart (R., Fla.) being ar rested for being too close to the White House during his protest of government policy toward Cuban refu gees. Emily Feigenson (Los Angeles, Calif.) says she and her husband, Den nis Perluss, are a walking advertisement for pa tience in search of a mate. Dennis is an attorney; Emily works at Hesche! Day School. Karen (Blosser) Fry, her husband, and their daughter Betsy are living in Missouri where Karen works as a mailman and house restorer. Bar bara Tubbesing Jefferson (Dover, Ky.) completed her Ph.D. in psychology last year and is director of clinical services for Comprehend, Inc. ?? Congratulations to James D. I \J Roberts on his recent award of a Ph.D. from the University of Califor nia-Santa Cruz in computer science. He'll likely be staying in Santa Cruz for his post-doc. Mary Ruiz is interim director of Manatee Glens health sys tem in Bradenton. Sally Miriam Watts, beautiful first child ofRobert (Sparky) Watts and Linda Recht, both foreign service officers, was born june 12. They moved in 1994 from Lima, Peru, to Ottawa where Sparky is a financial economist for the U. S. Embassy. He says, "We have plenty of space here, and Ottawa is a lovely city with lots of outdoor activi ties (especially winter ones), so old friends should look us up!" 74 Michael Armstrong (Homer, Alaska) has continued as a science fiction writer and sent us a picture he spotted of Sandy Morrill (Berkeley) demonstrating one of her favorite gardening tools in the spring Smith & Hawken Plant Nurs ery catalog. 75 Congratulations to Brian Al britton (rampa) for being named president of the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal De fense Lawyers. Johnny Kline has been living in New York City for the last 15 years acting, teaching acting, teaching co-counseling, working in various programs helping young peo ple and their families, editing and husbanding. Mark Evans has moved


c LASs N 0 t eSusno Ail'HABfTICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED! to Charleston, S.C., to accept position as senior physical scientist at the NOAA Center for Coastal Ecosystem Health. The Center is designed to be a gateway between coastal scientists and research institutions and the coastal management community Mark will be helping develop a coastal management decision sup port system and evaluating the un certainty of coastal environmental monitoring data. Mark says Char leston seems like a great place and he's really excited about doing sci ence management again 76 Carol Flint, is a writer and co executive producer for hit TV showER Her husband, Steve Jones, surprised Carol with a long-dreamed of trip to Greece in celebration of the completion of renovations to their Santa Monica home. carol recently ran into Cia Romano McNear '80 (Tempe, Ariz.) who was visiting L.A. 77 Welcome to Adeline Rose Po ris, daughter of Katherine Gre gor (Austin, Tex.), born in January. Elaine Hyder is a visiting faculty member in management information systems at the University of British Columbia, where her husband also has a position. Robert Lincoln is working as an attorney and as assis tant professor of urban and regional planning at Michigan State Univer sity Rob and his wife, Margie Bender, live in East Lansing. Erin Loftus has taken up a new career as a book binder and book conservator and is currently working in the Washing ton, D.C., area, at institutions such as the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, and the library of Congress. alums sent us copies of 0 the article from the front page of the August 14 issue of The Wash ington Post about Sharon Matola and the Belize Zoo. After being left with a group of animals being used in wildlife films ("I either had to shoot the animals or take care of them"), Sharon created a model ref uge for tropical wildlife which now welcomes over 30,000 visitors a year. Michelle Ribaudo Rehwinkel is chair for the legal assisting program at Tal lahassee Community College and a partner in Rehwinkel and Eagen, a general practice firm specializing in family law and personal injury. Jonathan Smith is a Ph. D student in geography at the University of Wash ington and works as a research asso ciate in the family medicine research department Steve Vomov has moved to Covington, Va., where he'll be pastoring three United Methodist churches in God's mountains. lentown Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. Jacqueline and her husband, Bryan, have two daugh ters, Erin (6) and Brigit (3). Welcome to Maxine Morganna Wicks, daugh ter of Elizabeth Mackenzie and John Wicks, who made her appearance on June 29. 80 David Johansson (Melbourne, Fla.) will be presenting his pa per "Chewing the Existential Cud: The Transformation of Tragedy in The Dark at the Top ofthe Stairs" at the William Inge Festival where guest of honor will be playwright Arthur Miller. 81 Gregory Balke is an attorney working in legal protection for Continued on next page DEAN G. jENSEN 19511994 79 Thanks to Professor Peggy Bates whorecently spotted an article by Valerie Lehr, assistant professor of government and gender studies at St. Lawrence College, "Rede fming and Building Com munity: The Importance of Anger," in Women and Poli tics, Vol. 15, No.1, 1995 Chris LoFrisco (Chicago) is executive director of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Our apolo gies to Jacqueline Shea McLaughlin for acciden tally leaving her out of the most recent alumnaeji di rectory. Her address is 1830 Pear Court, Fo gelsville, PA 18051. She teaches biology at the Al-Kathleen Volpi sent us the following notice about her husband. "Dean G. Jensen, an alum nus of New College's class of '78, passed away on October 9, 1994, from leukemia. Dean had always been proud of graduating from New Col lege and felt that it had helped him be pre pared and be accepted for graduate study at Rice University here in Houston, Texas. He received his Ph.D. in psychology in 1988, the first to graduate in only four years (average had been seven). Specializing in the field of engi neering psychology (human factors), Dean worked a year for Lockheed, and then went to work for NASA at the Johnson Space Center where he was involved in human factor studies for the space station design. although he had always been an independent thinker, I believe New College helped reinforce his innovative ideas and thoughts." Ms. Volpi can be reached at 4138 Glenshire Pr., Houston 77025.


c AssN at CSumo ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED( the U.N.H.C.R. in Dushanbe, Tajikis tan. Charles Brown spent a month in Nepal organizing humanfwomen's rights movements. William Patton (Boulder, Col.) completed his mas ter's in piano and pedagogy and has been traveling in Europe this sum mer. Carla Schroer just got a new job at Sun Microsystems working on providing the ability to do ex ecutable content on the Web ( if anyone is in terested in their home page) An "al pha technology release" is available now and the technology is free for non-commercial use. carla and Mark Mudge '74 are enjoying a yard, a ga rage and space since their move to Menlo Park, calif. Dooney Tickner (Destin, Fla.) was elected treasurer of the Society of Florida Arch i vists C2Uzanne Minerva is a Ph.D can0, didate in creative writing at Florida State University 83Greg Cooper (W. Peterborough, N.H ) is a spectal education aide at Peterborough Elementary School. Scott and Millen+ ....... n '" a .,. Or y6ung ,people, 1h '< Susan Sapoznikoff Foltz trallahassee) send a big hi from their son jonathan Scott Sapoznikoff Foltz, born on May 26. Bret Petti chord, Leslie Smart '84, Mark Gottlieb '82, Julie Viens '82, Jeff Stewart '82, and Jill Jones met in New Or leans in May at the Jazz and Heritage Fes tival. They hope to see more alums next year. Bret sent us this update on his first year roommate at NC: the-ft are: c

c ASSN at es LISTED ALPHABETICAllY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) music printing on her Mac computer. '84 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) on the safe arrival James Rogauskas {Springfield, N.J.), a of their son, Jacob, on June 15. Grace senior editorial assistant for Scienwill be presenting a paper at the tific Therapeutics Information, a American Political Science Associamedical education publishing firm, is tion meetings in Chicago in Septemgiving thanks he was wearing his ber; she's doing research on health seat belt last fall when another care legislation for her dissertation driver really needed to make a left at Columbia. Michael is still painting turn in front of him. Bev Stanton and gradually building up collectors. (Wheaton, Md.) writes that her In addition, three books he's writing techno project, Arthur Loves Plastic, for The Princeton Review will be pubN.c. Congratulations to Adam Rasky {Salt Lake City) for graduating from the University of Thronto's medical school with honors. He is doing his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Utah. Henry Wulf graduated from Emory Law School this May and is an associate at Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith, & Cutler in Lake Worth, Fla. has been signed to a British induslished by Random House this year 87Sally Alt is studying East-West trial/techno label. They have released Rosema Red Records in Cambridge repsychology at the california In her first EP, Spenn Warfare, on CD in cently released Souvenir, Suzanne stitute of Integral Studies, spedalizEurope, and will be releasing a fullMcDermott's new CD of 10 songs. ing in the expressive arts. Her maslength album and a 12-inch in the Suzanne will be on the road across ter,s thesis is a phenomenological fall. Congratulations to Jesse White the U.S. for the next six-anda -half study of artists' experience of intuifor graduating from Antioch New months to promote the CD. tion Laney Bruner {Columbia, S.c.) England Graduate School with an has completed master's programs in M.S. in environmental studies. He is 86 AnChih Chang received his social work and public health at the working as an environmental sci enPh.D. in medicinal chemistry University of South Carolina. She's tist for Roy R Weston, Inc., an envifrom the University of Minnesota working in the geriatrics unit at the ronmental consulting firm with a 1\vin Cities, in March. He now lives Dept. of Mental Health Medical Cenmain focus on recycling. He works in Durham and is a post-doctoral ter. Larry Bunch and Sheni Lea Clewith the USPS in particular andre-chemist at the Research Triangle In-ments Bunch '88 have just bought cently received an award for assiststitute in Research Triangle Park, their first home in Richmond, Va. ing with recyAnn Dwyer Andre cling program 1 {Silver Spring, Md.) implementation works as a consult-at 407 postal fa ant for a contract recilities in westsearch organization em Massachuwhich assists pharsetts and maceutical compaVermont. nies with the clinical 85Best wishes to Denise Neville and Derek McCann who were married in Edinburgh, Scot land on Aug. 5. Congratulations to Grace Roegner Freed man and Mi chael Freedman NC friends gathered in Sarasota this summer, for the wedding of Altom Maglio '90 and Jenni Gore '89, both of whom are graduate students at the Univel"$ity of Florida. (Front row) aspiring NC student Corioglo Maglio, Mike Campbell '87, Andy Cohen '89, Malcolm Maclachlan '89 and Max Kiefer '91. (Back row) Mary Lowery '89, Harry Gould '89, Altom, Jenni, Gilda Saakes '89, student Rocco MOglio, Tony Lewis '88 and Sara Kuppin '91. trials process by pro viding support and services that range from the manage ment of the entire process to assistance with portions of the process. Congratula tions to Jamie Jones for receiving a Ful bright fellowship to study orangutans in Indonesia next year. Continued on next page


C LASS Notes LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) He is currently a graduate student in Harvard's anthropology department. Nicole Ruediger is attending gradu ate school at USF in developmental biology and is working on creating a WWW home page on virtu for inver tebrate embryo visualization. Susan Stoner is working for National Public Radio on a project which focuses on helping NPR member stations cover elections using the citizen's agenda rather than just covering polls. 08 Congratulations to Keith 01 Forbes (Orlando, Fla.) on receiv ing an M.S. in environmental science in May from Indiana University. Good luck to Lois Kent who has been ac cepted to the M.A. program in Women's Spirituality at the Califor nia Institute of Integral Studies. Also, she and Joe Pettit '86 are expecting their ftrst child in November. 89 Caryn Abrey worked for the E.P.A.'s Chesapeake Bay ProFay Cayton '64 made history at the 1995 graduation. She was not only the graduation speaker but also the mother of one of the gradu ates, Scott Giese. gram in Annapolis until last May as did Bobby Corletta '88 until he left to spend part of the summer in Gua temala. Caryn married Jim Boscoe on May 6 and they've moved to Dur ham, N.C., where Caryn will be enter ing Duke's Ph.D. program in zoology and Jim will be at North Carolina State, studying history. Yvonne Gar cia (Portland, Ore.) is a purchaser for a Macintosh computer company and has her own desktop publishing "company." Cindy Hill (Sarasota) is heading to England this fall to ma triculate for an English literature Ph.D. at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, af ter completing a master's at Florida State University. She and Douglas Ford, a Ph .D. student in English litera ture at ES.U. are planning to be mar ried next July. Tammy Hogaboam a student at Evergreen State College in Seattle, is spending the summer fighting forest fires in the Nez Perce National Forest in Idaho. Her room mate, Soph Davenport, a student at Antioch, is spending the summer in Europe. Mary Lowery has completed her first year at William and Mary's MBA program and will be working as an intern in D.C. this summer doing an analysis of the Washington tour ism market. Malcolm Maclachlan spent last fall working at the New York Observer in Manhattan, and spent the holidays traveling Europe with Kirsten Pomerantz '92. This spring he worked as an editor and staff writer at Healthy & Natural, a national health and environmental magazine based in Sarasota. Mal colm will be in the journalism mas ter's program at Stanford University this fall. Kathleen Plunkett Baker has completed her law degree at the University of Miami and is a lawyer with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Jeff sweet is in Japan, teaching Eng!ish to children and adults and learn ing Japanese. He was not affected by the earthquake, although his neigh bors were. 90 Taylor Brady and Tanya Hollis '91 are living in Buffalo, N.Y. where Taylor is a Presidential Fellow in the English Ph.D program at SUNY-Buffalo. 'flmya is pursuing her sculptural interests. They share a house with David Goldarb and his partner, Ana Owusu. Damon Co chran (Bradenton) will be moving from the library staff on campus to the Ph.D. program in English litera ture at the University of Florida. Ra chel Poynter is living in Austin, TX and working for Habitat for Human ity, writing grants, raising funds, and helping build homes. Michael Rod riguez has finished his first year at Vermont Law School, concentrating in international environmental law (focusing on Latin America). He is spending the summer in Buenos Ai res taking Latin American law classes at the University of Buenos Ai res. 9 f Scott Abrams and Sandra Wol.kov '92 (Hollywood, Fla.) are both at the University of Miami Law School this fall and will getting married in December. Angelyn Hays (New York City) is director of commu nications at the National Foundation for Depressive Illness, which gives her the perfect soap box to shout at the world about her own "lovable disorder," manic-depression. n .. .. n .> ,, 1 ''' l help with .. ,, ''St a New En9land c:;hapfer ,.,. ,,,,, ;:::.f Contact Lor:ry Ve'"?glia/87 t : fer-, Moss. ) t f 0188 ortwv@iii net). ., .. J :.


Tireless in Teaching Professor Margaret Bates and Professor Robert Knox are retiring after many years of teaching and mentoring New College students. Professor Margaret Bates By Caroline Chambliss '79 Professor Margaret Bates is retiring from the faculty after 24 years as professor of political science. In honor of her retirement and in recognition of her service to the New College campus commu nity, the Division of Social Sciences sponsored a reception for her on May 31, 1995, at the Sainer Auditorium The room was crowded with faculty colleagues, administrative staff, community members and alumnaefi. 1\vo former students of Dr. Bates, Jose Diaz Balart '78 and Bob Allen '74, drove from Miami just to at tend. When asked how she managed to live adjacent to Palm Court for 24 years, and never issue a complaint, she admitted that she did resort to earplugs "on occasion She also revealed that she preferred some types of music over others played at Palm Court parties, "Actually, the music students play now is easier to listen to than what was played 10 years ago Dr. Bates will continue living in Sarasota and will remain an active member of the campus community in her capacity as profes sor emeritus. Helen Kesler '79 looks on as Peggy Bates talks to Caroline Cham bliss '79 and Juan Diaz-Balart '78 during the reception celebrating her career at New College In addition to teaching international re lations over the past 24 years, Professor Bates served as interim provost for three years. Professor Robert Knox In April during the sixties classes reunion, Barbara and Doug Berggren hosted a reception for friends and former students of Professor Knox in honor of his retirement. Professor Berggren also wrote a tribute to his colleague for the student newspaper. A portion of that tribute is reprinted below, with permission The full text is available on the World Wide Web in The Catalyst archives http:jjwww.sar.usfedu/XXX) For thirty years now, Bob has been for me a telling and endearing oxymoron: a patrician anar chist, a logocentric pyrrhonist, or-less preten tiously put-an activist with class. As the recent flood of e mail messages from alums around the world makes abundantly clear, Bob has managed to inspire two generations of students with a deep love offme literature. One person wrote, "I can still hear your voice reading Faulkner. For me, a teenaged Yankee, you, your voice, and Faulkner were my frrst exposure to the South-to its mystery and beauty and sadness-Thank you, Dear Dr. Knox, for Faulkner and Proust and James-those masters of long sen tences and forgotten manners." Besides instilling the ability to appreciate quality, Bob has continually challenged everyone who has worked with him, both students and faculty, to try to achieve quality as well. Another former student claimed that "You were by far the best professor/teacher I ever had, on any educa tional level and in any field, and your love oflit erature had a lot to do ..... with the reason I be came a writer." Indeed, Bob's challenge has been to achieve quality not only in one's art, but also in one's life. "It wasn't just that you are an excellent teacher and your classes always challenging and enlightening. "It wasn't just the extent of your knowledge ..... Most of all, it was that you are a gentlemen' in the best sense of the word. I mean that you cared about your students as whole people, not just as intellects. Also you were respectful. encouraging, and kind in your re lationships to us struggling scholars. To me, you are still the finest model of an excellent teacher."


EWGrads NEWS FROM 1995 GRADUATES, (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY) Nathan Allen (rampa) is work ing for the Princeton Review. Kevin Arlyck (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) will teach French in a rural Louisana school under the aus pices of Teach for America. TFA places liberal arts graduates in two-year assignments at rural and inner-city schools with eco nomically disadvantaged stu dents. Natalie Arsenault (Naples) is a New College admissions coun selor. Sheila Bishop (Gainesville) is pursuing a certificate in comme dia dell'arte at the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre in California. Kendra Bowman (Sarasota) is beginning a Ph .D. program in chemistry at UC-Berkeley. Raymonda Burgman (West Palm Beach, Fla.) starts her ca reer in economics with a fellow ship at the University of Florida. jose Cabrero (San Salvador, El Salvador) will work with Latino and Haitian patients at a Miami Clinic. He plans to begin medical school next year Danielle Chynoweth (Gainesville) is continuing her work with the Per former's Workshop Ensemble. Melissa Dodge and Victor Lewis were married july 8 in Sarasota and are moving to North Carolina where Melissa will be starting Duke's Ph.D. program in experimental psychology. Chris Ferris (Long Lake, Minn.) is bal ancing his job at a software firm with competitive long-distance bicycle rac ing, possibly in Europe He will con tinue his physics career in graduate school next year Ezra Freeman (Gainesville) is build ing a house in Maine. Helga Fuller (Gaithersburg, Md.) is moving to New York to study at the City University of New York (CUNY). Ari Goelman, (King of Prussia, Pa.) is moving to Vancouver. Deborah Goodwin (Columbia, S.C. ) will work in Europe for a t i me before beginning graduate studies in history and other social sciences Diana Gordie (Cape Coral, Fla.) is headed for SUNY-Binghamton to pursue a doctoral program in history. Charles Harbin is living in Tokyo, tu toring students in English. Cynthia Harrington {Charlotte, N.C.) will travel to Maine to work as an herb alist with a grower. Laura Holland (Montgomery, Ala.) is spending her summer at an archae ological survey in West Virginia. Elizabeth Hopper received the 1995 Annual Student Research Award in the Clinical Psychology of Women and was invited to read her paper at the A .P.A. conference in New York in August Kevin Kanning (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) is working in Sarasota at Gulf Coast Research Lab Kelly Keefe (DeLand), will study for estry and environmental studies at Yale this fall. Her senior thesis research on tropical ecosystems took her to Central America. Katherine Knapp (Warwick, RI) will be in the molecular biology doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University. Sara Kuppin (Oakwood, Ohio) is stay ing at NC and working as the student activities coordinator this year. Andrea Kurak (Rockville, MD) will in A photo montage of '95 graduates waiting for the processional to begin : (from left) lorna Morris, Ashtyn Mukherjee, Angela Martini, Tracie Merritt, Konnie Kruczek, Sara Kuppin, Scott Giese, Cynthia Harrington, Deborah Goodwin, Daphne Gabriel, Helga Fuller, Ao\elissa Dodge lewis, Chris Bundrick and Alyssa Branham


N W Grads NEWS FROM 1995 GRADUATES. (LISTED ALPHABETIULLY) tern at Center Stage in Baltimore. Jordan Marks (Bradenton) spent the summer working for the campus computing center and is now a non degree seeking student at U.C.-Davis. Matthew Mdiorris (Kingsport, Tenn.) will begin work on a law de gree at Emory University. Prentiss McNeill is beginning her studies in evolutionary psychology at the University of Arizona. LeifMeneke is heading out to San Francisco on a "tattoo-getting expedi tion" with Dawn Chaney, who's com pleted her internship with the Illinois legislature. Tracie Menitt (Hollywood, Md.) will be New College's first "super resident assistant," living in the Pei dorms. Lorna Monis (Springfield, Tenn.) plans to take a year off before going to graduate school in either horticul ture or botany. Ashtyn Mukheljea (Tampa) worked this summer in admissions before study at USF in sociology. William (Trip) Nesbitt Qackson ville) spent a year as personal staff on a political fund-raising committee for Senator Arland Spector. He's stay ing in Maryland and will be starting law school at the University of Balti more in August. Josh Oboler (Washington, D.c.) has been accepted at Georgetown Law Center. Jason Osder (Erdenheim, Penna.) interned as a public defender's inves tigator in D.C., drawing on his first hand experiences there to connect empirical, sociological descriptions with normative, philosophical recom mendations. Amanda Oswald (Naples) will have her poetry chapbook published in a forthcoming issue of the literary tri-quarterly New CollAge. Suzanne Penuel (Shreveport, La.) has done a lotof hiking in Vermont this summer and is beginning a Ph.D. program in English literature at the University of Texas, Austin. Jonathan Pickhardt (Pittsford, NY) is headed to New York University Law School. Nicholas Plakowski (Southbridge, Mass.) received a fellowship in the University of Colorado's program in biochemistry. His thesis confirmed affects of temperature on virus, with important implications for virus con trol in greenhouses. Patrick Quinn (Washington, D.c.) continues his career in the U.S. Army with an assignment at the Defense In elligence Agency, where no doubt his fluency in Arabic will be valued. Richard Reece will stay at New College, working as senior electron I science and information systems while working in their music library. Adam Stone (Miami) is headed to California to start a political science degree at U .C.-Berkeley. Scott Svatos (North Fort Myers) is attending the UCLA fllm school. Nick Tampio (Potomac, Md.) is be ginning a political science degree at the University of Indiana. Rachna Toshniwal is studying in England before her return home this fall to Bombay. Shannon Wells (Wilder, Ky.) will be gin her graduate studies in France. Kalin Wilson (Sarasota) is looking for others to enjoy her collection of Japanese animation films. Nathan Young (New Orleans, La.) is entering Harvard's graduate pro gram in biological anthropology. ics technician in the computer lab. Ian Schleifer (Sara sota) is heading to Gainesville to study philosophy at the Uni versity of Florida. NIMBUS Karin Skousgard (Port Charlotte) is also going to UF but will be entering law school there. Jason Smith (Re ston, Va) will be attend ing the University of Arizona's program in sociology. Yonina Smuckler (Longboat Key) will also attend Georgetown Law Center. Susan Sparling (Nokomis) is moving to Ohio to begin her graduate school career at Kent State in library PUblished by New Alumnae/i Association 5700 N. T.unianU n-ail. sarasota. FI. 34243 (941) 359-4324 (voice/fax): Produttionfdistribution cost is $1.65/copy. EditoriafJProdudion Committee: Alelds Simendinger '75, Chair, Svson Bul'll$ '76; Mike Cumpbell '87; JJm Ben Fonf '83; John Hansen 76; li!QtJ Pos!ler 17; (enol ln11 WillciltJOft edlt. Unless othe:rwise noted. opinions expressed a:re those of the authors :and do not represent official policy of the Alumnae/i ASsociation or the opinions of the editors. In fact. the editots rarely even with each other! Photo ncl Nimbus logo alld ftslga Iaine Slmmoas; p.l (Col.lege Hall graphic) Kristine Adams; p.l (photo) Jeffety Hani.s; p.4 Kelly Hartl$; p. 6 (left) Carol Altn Wilkin soJJ, trlght) Poul Adoml1es-; p. 7 Paul pp. 14 L 11 teltecatBCilder,p.15 -Don Sanderson; p. 17 pp. 18 l 19 SusClll p. Connelly: p. 24 :Abby Misemer. th$k$ te>MeU$$a Uwi$ '91 fot compiling notes and other production assistance. Nntecl 011 ;gdtcl rey


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Keep Telling the Good News --------Word of mouth from students or alums and specialized programs help bring in new admits By Sonia Wu '81 This August saw the 31st class en ter New College, and we in Admis sions had much to celebrate. Among the 143 first-year members of the class were 21 National Merit Final ists. High school grade point aver age was at a 5-year high, as were SAT scores Best of all, we saw in this class the same intense commitment to personal expression and en gagement with knowledge that have characterized New College classes since 1964. Interest is spreading in advanced programs. Almost 41 percent of our Florida transfers are corning to us from community college honors pro grams. One such program even has a thesis requirement. On the secon dary level, two programs are becom ing important "feeders" of first-year students-the International Bacca laureate and NCSSSMST (National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools for Mathematics, Science and Technology ). One of the great things about stu dents from these programs is that they have already demonstrated an affinity for much of what distin guishes New College-class discus sion, individual research, and a true sense of shared experience. International Baccalaureate (18) The IB is a rigorous, two-year cur riculum offered by secondary schools all over the world, emphasizing in depth academic study and commu nity service. The program is capped with a required course called Theory ofKn owledge which "explores the re lationships among the various disciplines and ensures that students en gage in critical re flections and analy sis of the knowledge acquired within and beyond the classroom." About 25 percent of our Florida first-years this year came from IB programs. The science magnet schools NCSSSMST schools offer a full col lege prep program emphasizing a hands-on science curriculum. Many are statewide magnet schools, at tracting students with strong ability who enjoy active learning. About 22 percent of our out-of-state first-years came from consortium member schools. Alums Can Help Many, many thanks to NCAA for fostering our efforts to educate NCSSSMST school counselors and their students about New College by providing 14 Consortium school Book Awards. Counselors were asked to designate a student to re ceive the award on the basis of strong academic achievement, inter est in research and positive contribu tion to the school's community. The award, a S50 gift certificate to a book store of the school's choice, was pre sented at the school's awards cere mony. Three alums provided a per sonal touch by making the presentations in schools near their homes (Laney Bruner '87 at the South Carolina Governor's School for Continued on next page Send your latest news or address changes. Mail to New College Alum naefi Association, 5700 N. Tamiarni Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, call or fax 941-359-4324, or e-mail


Admissions continued Science and Mathematics, Eileen Stubensky jacobs '70 at the Center for Advanced Tech nologies in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Tom Kapostasy '74 at the Indiana Academy for Science, Math and Humanities.) Thank you! We'd love to hear from folks who have enlightening andfor heartwarming New College anecdotes to share with prospec tive students and their parents and counsel ors (especially in testimonial form for let ters or information packets). You can con tact me (Sonia Wu) at New College Admissions by letter or by e-mail ( One last thing-in case you've ever won dered if there's any real merit to word of mouth, almost 17 percent of the new Fall class first heard of New College from a stu dent or an alum. Very impressive, folks. Keep up the good work! Sonia Wu is a senior admissions counselor for New College. Boston Area AlumsWould you like to spend Jan. June 1996, in Sarasota? Prof Peter Kazaks will be at Harvard for spring semester and is looking for a house trade. Contact him at 9.41-79.4-2193 orkazaks@virtu sar. usf .edu. NEW COLLEGE A publication of the New College Alumnae/i Association New College Foundation, Inc. AtuMNAE/1 AssociAnoN 5700 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 34243-2197 ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED FORWARDING POSTAGE GUARANTEED jane Bancroft Cook: Honorary Alumna Ken Misemer, treasurer of New College Alumnaefi Association, is pre senting jane Bancroft Cook with a plaque detailing her designation as an honorary alumna of New College. Mrs. Cook is held in high esteem for her support and encouragement of the college, its students and graduates over the years. Her commitment to excellence in education at New College began with the opening of the college. She was not only a Founder but also the parent of a member of the Charter Class, Jeanne Steele Stevenson. Mrs. Cook was a trustee of New College from 1965 to 1969 and has been a trustee and esteemed emeritus trustee of New Col lege Foundation since 1980. She has been mentor, champion and friend to New College. Non Profit Org. U .S. Postage Paid Permit #56 >Inside this Nimbus: The 1994-1995 Annual Report >Make plans to attend: New College Reunion April 28-28, 1998 Entering 'dears targeted: 19n-ao

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