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NEW COLLEGE A publication of the New College Alumnae I i Association Issue 36, Summer 1996 Professor Paul Scudder studies some familiar names and photographs on the Faculty Recognition plaque. Alumnae/i Honor Faculty Plaque recognizes faculty Nfor innovation and excellence in teaching at New College since 1964." While preparing for the first of the Alumnaefi Association's Faculty Recognition events three years ago, board members discovered there was no comprehensive, accurate listing of all the people who've taught at New College over the years. Many records were lost through water damage to a storage room and archival disarray surrounding the merger. Continued on page 6


NCAA President's Letter Topics, projects and events of interest to alumnae/i Dear New College Alums: In this summer issue of the Nimbus the Alumnaefi Association board of directors has some interesting items it wanted to talk about, so we are initiating this President's Letter as a regular feature to swnmarize what we think is worth calling to your special attention. First, we want you to run for a seat on the board this year, which means we need to hear from you by No vember. There's nothing complicated about it. Just send us a letter expressing your interest and promising to at tend board meetings twice a year at your own expense. Send us a 200-word blurb describing what you've been doing and why you want to serve on the 14-member board, and we'll print it on the ballot. '88 entering classes. Start thinking now about a spring visit to Sarasota. Third, begin thinking about ways you can increase your financial support of New College later this year. We are grateful to you for your annual contributions to the Alumnae f i Association which fund our endowments and enables us to send you the Nimbus and other publi cations, as well as to bring distinguished alums back to campus to share what they ve learned with New College students. Your support provides grants so students can complete innovative thesis and ISP research they might otherwise find unaffordable, and faculty can keep pace with their disciplines during the summer months ln addition to your NCAA support, you will be asked this year to show that a majority of New Col lege s 2,600 former students are willing to invest in the college's overall future through campaign 2000, a capital campaign run by the New College Foundation (See Jim Har mon's article on p.6) The goal of the cam paign is to raise $32 million for New College in five years to ensure it can sustain a slightly larger student and faculty size, with the same academic excellence, into the fu ture. You will be hearing more from the NCAA about ways we hope New College alums will join with national corporate and Florida community benefactors to sustain your alma mater Alexis Simendinger '75, newly elected president of the Alum nae/i Association, visits with board members Caroline Chambliss '79, Dan Ryan '77 and Don Goldberg '68. .And finally, as of the April board meet ing, the NCAA has new officers. I am de lighted to step in as president where David Smolker '72 so ably left off. Even in the four We're trying to do everything we can to encourage interest in the board. If you carry a torch for New Col lege and think volunteer work in education is a good thing, we've got just the job for you! Bring us your most creative ideas in fundraising, investing, communi cations, electronic technology. administration, academic development, campus psychology. and more. This is an active, working board and it has an increasingly impor tant impact on New College life. Second, think ahead to the rest of this year and early 1997. The NCAA had a very good board meeting in April, timed to correspond with the '96 Reunion, which was a success. The board will gather next Nov. 8-9, to be followed by the spring 1997 meeting April 18-19, which will overlap with the Reunion on April 18-20 for the '81years since I joined the board I have seen the NCAA ele vate its clout in the New College community because of the zeal and dedication of David and the other board members, and because of your recognition that the Alumnae/i Association is more than a group that organ izes reunions. I am looking forward to continued assis tance from board secretary Mike Campbell '87 of Laramie, Wy., and treasurer Ken Misemer '64 of New Port Richey, Fla. Please take a look at the good news in this issue, and let us hear from you! Alexis Simendinger, President


Under Construction You may need a map to identify all the new buildings on campus. By Caroline Chambliss At various times during the year, par ticularly during the Spring Alurnnaefi Reunion weekend, curi ous, sometimes nostalgic alums return to campus and explore. Every year more are found lost. They are typically found wandering around the Sainer Pa vilion in a daze, mut tering But when was this built? or What is this building used for? Well, hang on to this map and grab a compass Over the course of the next two years, five new buildings will be con structed on the New College campus. Con sider this your guide for the con struction along New College campus-white boxes indicate locations of new buildings. with a brief descrip tion of each project: DALlAS AND ELIZABETH DORT and ANN AND ALFRED GOLDSTEIN RESIDENCE HALLS Early this fall, construction will begin on the first of two new resi dence halls that will be built on the site ofthe old barracks The first building, a $2 million project, is funded by a generous gift from Dallas and Elizabeth Dort and a State of Florida housing facility revenue bond to be repaid from rental income. The gift from the Dorts reduced the amount of bond fmancing needed, resulting in lower, more com petive rents while insuring that the amentities students wanted were in cluded. A gift from Ann and Alfred Goldstein will allow the construction of a second residence hall, under the same funding formula, with the same benefit to the students Each dorm will house 76 students in a three-story structure designed to fit among the oak trees on the site. The units themselves were laid out after a great deal of student input in several workshops held with planners. Each of the 19 student apart ments has four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small kitchen and a living/dining area. Laundry facilities will be available in each building. One additional apaartment in the residence hall will be reserved for a faculty or staff member. The idea is to enhance faculty/professional staff presence on campus and integrate them more fully into the campus community. Continued on next page


New Construction continued from previous page Rick Lyttle, campus architect and facilities planning coordina tor. says the new halls will appeal to returning students who, with their friends, would have rented an apartment or house off cam pus. Dort Hall should be available for occupancy in fall1997 and Goldstein Hall, to be built on the same site, is scheduled to open in fall1998. Together, Dort and Gold stein Halls insure that New Col lege will remain a truly residential college able to offer students a range of housing op tions. R. V HEISER NATURAL SCIENCES COMPLEX (CHAE AUDITORIUM, SELBY WING, HANSEN WING) One of the most dramatic changes on campus will be the demolition of the Hansen and Selby science buildings and the construction ofthe R. V. Heiser Natural Sciences Complex. The $6.2 million facility, funded entirely from state appropriations, will be constructed just west of the present location of the Han sen Building. A desperate need for space for all of the disciplines currently housed in Selby and Hansen has made this a difficult facility to de sign. The challenge was to dedi cate adequate square footage to each discipline in light of the pressing needs of each one, said Dean and Warden Mike Michal son. He added that growth in the number of new faculty and the steady growth in enrollment have made it difficult to deter mine any single priority when planning physical space. But, he added, these are the kind of prob lems that New College likes to have. Construction is expected to be gin in early 1997 and the facility should open in fal11998. A pair of two-story buildings will provide classroom, office and lab space. Chemistry and physics will share one wing, while math, computer Helping break ground for a new residence hall are: Rolland He iser (NCF president), Mark Johnson (NC student affairs director), John Cranor '64, Dallas Dort, Betty Dort, Ken Mise mer '64, Jim Harmon (NCF executive vice-president), and Abby sciences and biology will occupy the other. At the common vertex will be a two-story, roofed open space and the Soo Bong Chae Teaching Auditorium, which is being funded privately. The $350,000 auditorium will be used as a teaching, lecture, learning and demonstration facility with state of the art presentation and audio visual equipment. The naming ofthe facility in honor of Rol land V. Heiser, president of New College Foundation, was brought about at the re quest of the Natural Sciences Division fac ulty members. The naming was formally approved by the Florida Legislature during this years legislative session. JACK AND RHODA PRITZKER MARINE SCIENCE BUILDING After far too many years sharing far too little space, a tailor-made facility is planned for construction on a site just northwest of the admissions office, overlooking the bay. The discipline will make the most of this lo cation; plans call for a salt water line from the bay for research and experimental tanks. The building will be funded from a combi nation of sources: New College was awarded a $668,321 National Science Foundation Grant which, according to Dean and Warden Michalson, was won, in part, due to the stark contrast between superior student achievement and the conditions of the cur rent facilities. He mentioned that the photo graphs sent with the application showed how difficult the working conditions are, and that the records of graduate school ad missions and achievements showed how hard faculty and students worked to make the most of what they had The New College application was ranked second out of 92 ap plications. The NSF funds were supplemented by a $900,000 gift from the Pritzker Foundation. Rhoda Pritzker has served on the New Col lege Foundation Board of Trustees for 25 years. This gift in turn qualified the project for a $900,000 state matching grant for a to tal project cost of $2.4 million. Now that the funding is in place, plans are proceeding for


New Con stru cti 0 n Continued from previous page completion of the Pritzker Marine Sci ence Building by late 1998. BETTY ISERMANN PAINTING STUDIO Sarasota resident Howard Iserman wanted to honor his wife, Betty, a highly regarded watercolorist. Con versations with his friend and New College Foundation trustee Alfred Goldstein, who spoke enthusiasti cally of New College, led to a visit and his decision to donate the Betty Isermann Painting Studio. The teach ing facility and three painting stu dios will be built facing the historic Caples buildings and attached to the Sainer Fine Arts Complex by a breeze way. One studio will be devoted to water color painting. The new stu dios, which will be ready for use in fall1997, will make it possible at long last to create a darkroom and photography studio in the Sainer Complex. In addition to these buildings that are to be newly constructed on the New College campus, one build ing has been renovated and an addi tional USF facility has been built. BON SEIGNEUR HOUSE Remember the house with the ten nis courts overlooking the bay in the northwest comer of campus? The four-bedroom house was willed to the campus long ago and last year was renovated to accommodate class rooms, offices and laboratories for the psychology program. The Bon Seigneur house is already in use and all say that It is well suited for this purpose. USF STUDENT UNION Although this might seem odd to Faculty Recognition Continued from page 1 Since excellence in teaching has been a characteristic of New College savored by its students, the board decided to create a com memorative display listing the names of all who have taught or are teaching now at the college. Alexis Simendinger '75 spear headed the project, sending lists and re vised lists to current and former faculty members, staff and alumnaefi for correc tions and additions. She also persuaded her sister, Elaine Simmons, a graphic designer in Tampa, to undertake the task of going through hundreds of photographs to create a collage mat framing the list, which will hang in College Hall. One of the first alums who saw the plaque looked at the names, couldn't find one ofhis teachers and asked, "Where's ... ?" That's what we hope many people will do. David Smolker '72, (left) outgo ing president of the Alumnoe/i Association, presents the faculty recogni tion plaque to Dean and Wor den Mike Michelson. include in this piece, you WILL notice this one-story, triangular, glass and concrete structure on the site be tween B dorm and Bay Shore Road. It was designed by locally prominent ar chitect, Carl Abbot, who was the cam pus service architect at the time. The person in this positionfilled on a ro tating basis by local architects on two-year contractsdesigns campus buildings when the specifications fall below the $500,000 threshold that triggers state bid and procurement re quirements. Mr. Abbot has been nomi nated for several architectural awards for the structure which evokes, in everyone that I spoke to, extremely strong preferences. Caroline Chambliss 79 is the assistant director of housing for Sarasota County and a member of the New College Alum naefi Association Board of Directors.


NC Foundation: "Safeguarding Our Distinctiveness" Gateway Scholars Fund By Jim Harmon The continued autonomy of New College and its distinctive academic program hinges every year on the ful fillment of the 5720,050 grant pay ment by New College Foundation to the state. With few exceptions, every year has been a struggle to make the fmal annual payment. This is cause for anxiety and sleepless nights for many. For those whose names are on a New College diploma, this annual drama could lead to a new definition of angst. The Foundation's endowment fund generates income to cover 55 to 62 percent of the obligatory pay ment, depending on market condi tions. The balance--in very real dollars ranging from $270,000 to $320,000-must be covered by an nual contributions. Thus one of the nation's most acclaimed liberal arts colleges can be severely impaired if not devastated by the miscue of a special event or annual giving drive. '97 REUNION APRIL18-20 TARGET CLASSES: '81 '88 Needed for mmion: Suggestions for activities: A committee to prepare a schedule: Alums who will write letters, make phone calls or send e-mail mes sages to classmates; Volunteers to help locate Jost" alums; YOU-Plan now to come! As risks go, this must rank at the pin nacle of unacceptability. Among the several objectives of the Foundation's $32 million campaign 2000 is one in the amount of $5.7 million for the Gateway Scholars Endowment. The income from this fund, combined with the income from other endowed funds, will cover fully the grant payment. It will ensure the perpetuation of New Col lege as we know it, and will put to rest those sleepless nights. Gateway Scholars is the campaign's highest priority. As of this writing, gifts and pledges for Gateway Scholars total 5182,000. While this is just three percent of goal, it is a solid start. Gifts designated for Gateway Scholars (and they must be so designated) can be grouped together to qualify for state matching funds un der the state's trust fund for major gifts. At the $100,000 mark, the match is 50 percent; at $1,000,001, the match increases to 75 percent; at $2,000,001, the match is 100 percent. The actual amount will depend on total gifts re ceived when the Foundation goes for the match. campaign 2000 has other objec tives: endowed scholarships, en dowed faculty position, endowed faculty development funds. All of the facilities objectives have been achieved. But Gateway Scholars gifts, flowing into the grant payment, sus tain the enriched academic program that has made New College the honors college of the State University System. Jim Harmon joined New College Foundation as ex ecutive vice president in August 1995. He has served as the chief devel opment officer for five institutions, inlcuding the Wharton School of Busi ness, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and, most recently, Salem College in Winston Salem, N.C. When you, as alumna, alumnus, parent, or friend, consider your sup port of the New College Alumnaefi Association this year, remember to in clude a separate gift to the Gateway Scholars Endowment. It's an invest ment that will generate a return year after year, protecting the value of your diploma and ensuring that New College remains a distinguished colle giate institution, sharing honors with the best in the nation.


Student Grants: ired Giving The Alumnae/i Association awarded 35 student grants last year totaling $7 0,572. Here are reports from some of the completed grants from both 7 995 and 7 996. Twelve NC Students Attend Chemistry Symposium (Twelve determined students used a very mod est NCAA grant to attend a chemistry and medicine symposium at the Uni versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, representing the only under graduate institution in attendance.) "Everyone agreed that the confer ence was very beneficial. The Glaxo UNC symposium also offered New College students an opportunity to meet academic and industrial repre sentatives from around the nation. This is typically the only time that the representatives have heard of New College. It is critical that we es tablish contacts with these scientists if New College is to continue as a suc cessful contributor to the scientific community .... We met with New College alum Tom Sorrell, now profes sor of chemistry at UN C. ... He was very pleased that we made the trip and was helpful when discussing graduate schools and life after New College. New College students should make an effort to maintain contact with Tom; he is a regular contributor to the Alumnaeji Association and is genuinely interested in the success of New College students." Carbohydrates As Biochemical Substrates [Joshua Armstrong needed supplies to con duct chemical research for his thesis.) "Our research involves the synthe sis of Rubisco (the enzyme Ribulose bisphosphate carboxylasefoxygenase) active site analogs for the purpose of studying the mechanistic influence of the metal ion .... I have made considerable progress on the project but found difficulties in the fi. nal synthetic steps .... I invite inter ested alumni to read my thesis .... Your support was critical this year, as the natural science division has ceased the funding of chemistry the ses. I hope future students can con tinue to rely on the New College Alumnae{i Association for monetary supp rt." Creative Thinking Using Both Sides Of The Brain (David Urn lor's grant paid for professional scor ing of tests run during his research project.) "The goal of this project is to as sess a theory about possible neuro logical substrates of personality differences .... Several lines of re search have shown that individuals with a low capacity for interhemi spheric transfer tend to avoid expres sions of emotions (Alexithymia) .... Unfortunately, I am not getting the results I would like from the Al exithymia scale; the scores from all of the participants (who were drawn from the New College body) have been clustered at the low end of the scale .... I need to obtain a wide range of scores on both tests. To this end I will begin drawing participants from the USF program." Organic Farming In Europe (Kaia Roman and Joshua Tickell used their grants to be guest farmers in Denmark and Europe) "I spent one month living and working on a family-run organic farm in southern Denmark. ... I was interested in how the work would be organized between the five men and five women working on the farm. Through participant observation, I discovered that there was a strong di vision oflabor by sex, age, and physi cal capacity or skill .... This experience was very rewarding for me. I not only learned how to do farm work in an environment very different from my own, but I also had the opportunity to know and under stand the life of a Danish family in a cultural setting vastly different from anything that I had experienced pre viously," wrote Roman. "Our experi ences in Europe inspired Kaia and me to form our own organization, The Sunflower Association, which will work on issues of sustainable living worldwide. I have changed my major to Sustainable Living, a phrase which is better defined as people around the globe struggle to create lifestyles that complement nature rather than destroy it," said Tickell. Researching The Fire Ant (Eben Kirksey used the funding to study in the rain forest at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica) "This research project ... en hanced my analytical skills and abiliContinued on next page


D i r e ct G i vi n g Cootioued !com p,e,iou poge ties in experimental design, made a meaningful contribution to scientific literature, and gave me key creden tials and references for future aca demic endeavors .... Research conducted on this field trip has led to a paper to be submitted this spring [1996] to the prestigious journal Ecol ogy, with my name appearing as the secondary investigator." Propping Tom Stoppard (Willy Yolk used his grant to pay for theatri cal supplies and props to direct Stop pard's The Reollnspedor Hound on campus.) "Without this money, my senior project would never have been as successful as it was. All of the items that were purchased with your money were taken special care of and subsequently stored in the prop do set ... This way, they will be avail able for future productions at the col lege .... Thank you for your generosity and support." A Tutorial On Japanese Speaking (Seiichiro Yasuda used his grant to pay for a semester's in struction with two tutors and seven other students in Japanese.) "Through this experience, each one of us learned not only Japanese (or in the case of the tutors, how to teach Japanese) but also what, why and how to study Japanese .... Over all, the tutorial was successful, and we have learned and will learn from this unique New College experience of being responsible for our own edu cation." ISP Theater Residency in Florida (Noah Teitelbaum's grant helped him attend a three-week thea ter residency in January at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach with 14 other students.) "We met each weekday and shared personal experiences and short skits or tableaus that we had created the night before in groups of three or five. The skits dealt with dis abilities and we tried to make them humorous-often a difficult task .... The final week was spent refining pieces for a final performance that was open to the public .. .. About 100 people attended .... I repre sented a youthful, sexual character in many of the pieces I was in .... Josh Tickell's sojourn as a guest former in Denmark led to a new major. Many of the pieces we presented were based on the idea that disabled people want to be able-bodied (which is true for some, but still an old theme) .... All in all, I learned a lot about how to create in groups." Amazon Studies And Ecology (Lisa Downey spent a semester study ing in Brazil with help from on NCAA grant.) "Thank you very much for the grant money .... I am taking Portu guese classes, and my Brazilian homestay family is also helping me learn the language. We have taken several trips into the Amazon to see logging activities, extractive commu nities and primary forest. Thank you very much for the opportunity." Sweet Solutions (Christine Gro mer paid for supplies to conduct a chemistry thesis project trying to establish the synthesis of the ligand triozocyclononone-1-ocetote [TCMA].) "I was able to establish that iso lating the MgTCMA complex required carefully controlling the pH and the polarity of the solution. A very excit ing result came from NMR studies of TCMA, MgTCMA and ZnTCMA in dif ferent solvents .... I was able to de termine that the MgTCMA complex stays intact in solution when the sol vent is methanol, however in water the complex dissociates to a small ex tent. In contrast, the ZnTCMA com plex does remain intact in both methanol and water. It is important that the metal and ligand do not dis sociate since we want the metal-li gand complex to react with a sugar .. I am continuing with my thesis re search as well as trying to synthesize a manganese complex with TCMA. Thank you very much for supporting my thesis. Dr. Suzanne Sherman is


Direct Giving ContinuOO fom P'"'iou poge writing a paper describing the re sults that we (including Duncan Odum '88) have found." What Do You Know About Vietnam? (Lauro Burns used her funding to help pay for o trip to Los Vegas to present o paper for the sec ond time at the Popular Culture Asso ciation on the subject of Vietnam.) "How do post-secondary students rate their knowledge of the Vietnam War and Vietnam? Will the opinions of students who attend a 'conserva tive' post-secondary school differ from students who attend a more 'lib eral' school?" Burns administered questionnaires at New College and Emory University to test her hypothe ses. The results formed the paper she presented last spring in Nevada. "The conference went well; I estab lished many good contacts with a large number of academics who are well educated in the area of the Viet nam War. I presented my research for an hour and then entertained ques tions for another hour. The discus sion generated by my paper was incredible and I was asked by three people to send copies of my paper to them. I was very well received and the whole experience was enriching." Four NC Students Present Thesis Research At NCUR (Nancy Frye, Adrienne Sodovsky, Ja cob Small and Lisa Vijitchanton used NCAA support to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Re search to present their thesis research along with other undergrods lost April.) "While listening to the presenta tions of other undergraduates, we were reminded of both the disadvan tages and advantages of New Col lege. For instance, Adrienne, who examined mother-infant interactions and had difficulty recruiting just two infants [for her research], was jealous of schools that had resources such as infant databases. At the same time, we realized the advantage ofNew College's size and demands. Because of our research experience and dose contact with professors, we (rather immodestly) feel that our research was among the highest quality re search at the conference. Thank you again for the money that helped us to attend." Sympathy For The Sick (Amy An dre used her grant to pay for supplies for her psychology thesis exploring people's attitudes toward illnesses.) "I appreciate the generous grant given me by the Alumnaefi Associa tion. With this money, I was able to acquire several pieces of equipment necessary for conducting my psycho logical experiment: videotapes, an ac tor, and photocopy materials. Thank you for supporting my research en deavors." Exploring Environmental Issues (Jesso Fisher, Agnes Forres and Tracy Barlow used NCAA grant money for registration fees and travel to key environmental conferences and INTERNATIONALISTS WANTED workshops.) These environmental studies ma jors participated in a tutorial de signed to introduce them to the real world of environmental issues in Flor ida. They attended various confer ences, workshops, and seminars dealing with such issues as ecologi cal restoration, water resources, and endangered species. "We could not have completed our environmental studies tutorial without the NCAA grant. I strongly believe that there is a lot of learning that can be done off campus and in the community, and I'm glad you agree." Photographic Atlas of Fish Brains (Xiomara Chin used her grant for fixatives for the specimens and photographic supplies and developing costs for her thesis project.) Xiomara produced a photographic atlas of brains of common Caribbean reef fishes. "This photographic atlas is a preliminary step in the analysis of how the body form and function may be correlated with the hypertro phy of certain primary sensory and motor areas of the brain in certain species to reflect the mode of life and ecology of reef fishes." For the college's efforts to secure more re sources for student and faculty study abroad, we need to document alumnaefi involvement in international activity. If you are now or re cently have been engaged in the international sphere--business and commerce, social service, scholarship or research, the arts, education, government, anything but purely recreational travelplease let us know! And if your education at New College helped prepare you for or otherwise influenced your internationalism, we'd like to know. Write, phone {941-359-4323), fax (941-359-4323) or e-mail ( your response to Jim Feeney, Director, Special Project Development, New College ofUSF, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243-2197.


c LAss N 0 t eSusno AlPHABfJICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR 65 julie Kane has joined American European Consulting Company in New York City as senior consultant, fulfilling a longtime dream of living in The Big Apple. She, New College's special projects development director Jim Feeney and a friend dined at an Afghan restaurant in Julie's Murray Hills neighborhood recently, before taking in Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Nathan Lane. David Moore, associate dean of The School of Theology at the Univer sity of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., is responsible for program coordina tion, planning and management. Richard Ogburn is principal planner at the South Florida Regional Planning Council, in Hollywood, Fla., doing strategic policy planning for the three counties that include the state's largest urban area and some of its most delicate natural resources, including a large part of the Ever glades and the Florida Keys. Cheryl {Sam) Parsons Soehl (Columbia, S.c.), who works in student affairs at the University of South Carolina, is trying to locate Faith Cameron. If you can help, contact Cheryl at 6''7 Cynthia CUmfer's law 'f practice in Portland, Ore., focuses on nonprofit organizations. Co-author of The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook, she is adjunct professor of nonprofit law at Lewis & Clark Law School and has led dozens of workshops for the nonprofit community on legal issues. 6:0 Since 1989, Drucilla Bell's '7 law practice in Seminole, Fla., has concentrated on international and governmental law, as well as immigration. Beginning in August, she'll be venturing into academia, spending a year in Tallinn, Estonia, Vicki Pearthree Raeburn '65 and Dean and Warden Mike Michelson teaching Baltic law students at the Concordia International University. She also has invitations to speak to a Russian business club in St. Petersburg and at a college in Krasnodar, near the Black Sea in southern Russia. A combination of fax, e-mail and local attorneys Vicki, vice president of FAME Information Services, Inc. and treasurer of the New College Foundation Board of Trustees, was the speaker for the New College graduation in May. for emergencies will enable her to continue her practice while she's out of the country. Congratulations to john Klein and Anne Fisher, NC's director of counsel ing, on the birth of their son, Kaese Fisher Klein, on July 5, 1996. Diane Scaro Kamer is putting in her claim for "most-out-of-sync-with NC" alum. (That appellation is based on the questionable assumption that there's an identifiable "in-sync-with NC" alum!) She and her husband, Steve (Ph.D., Harvard, '83),live in the lush backwoods near Winston-Salem and are preparing to home-school their sons, John and Paul. Diane is a self-described "advertising flackette," and, most recently, a major Medjhead (someone seriously into Medju gorge). '70 Larry Forman is vice 'f I president of mergers and acquisitions for Harbinger Corporation in Atlanta. He and his wife, Rebecca Goldthwaite '72, keep an eye out for students they think would be good candidates for New College. Rebecca is building a business as retailer of Eldred Wheeler hand-crafted reproductions of 17thand 18th century American furniture and accessories. She's active in a number of professional and service organizations, including the Junior League of Atlanta, through which she developed a program for gifted elementary students in conjunction with the High Museum of Art. 71Jaime Henriquez (Atlanta, Ga.) received his Ph.D. in technology and culture from Emory University. Chrys Jochem received her M.L.S. from Rutgers University's School of Communication, Information, and Library Science, and is now the archi-


c AssN 0 t eSumo ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) vist for the Local History Department of The joint Free Public library of Morristown and Morris Town ship(New jersey) Chrys has just re ceived a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission for a Regional Conservation Lab Pilot Program The pilot program will provide the serv ices of a book and paper conservator to institutions in Morris County. New jersey. If the pilot is as successful as anticipated, the program will be opened up to other libraries, ar chives, museums, historical societies etc. throughout New Jersey, and per haps eventually to the tri-state area Chrys was also recently appointed a Commissioner to the Morristown His toric Preservation Commission, which is overseeing the revitalization program for historic downtown Mor ristown and the conservation pro gram for historic statues and monuments in Morristown and Mor ris Township (SOS "Save Outdoor Statues"). When the new Senate did away with the Congressional Office ofTeachnology Assessment and, in the process, with Rob Atkinson's job, he became the executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council in Providence. Beatrice Boles received an M .S.W. from New Mexico Highlands Univer sity and is a school social worker in Albuquerque Lesley Miller McVae is a televi sion producer with Mac America Communications in Phoenix. Shanna Ratner and her son, Sammy (7),left the snow grip ofthe Vermont winter last March and spent a few days in Sarasota, where they visited with jim Feeney. director of special project development. Shanna's rural development consult ing firm back in Vermont has added professional staff and continues to do well. Sammy, like most bright chil dren, is testing the limits of the pub lic schools and has a voracious appetite for games. As a result of a merger of law firms, Stephen Sparks (Kansas City. Mo.) is now a partner in Bryan Cave LLP, one of the 25 largest law firms (by number oflawyers) in the coun try. He continues to focus his practice in the areas of municipal and real es tate finance when he is not engaged in spectating at sporting events in volving his children. l: Vince Koloski (San received a grant from the Ruth Chenven Foundation in New York to make a series of neon illuminated artist books. He just completed a sculpture commission for the world headquarters of Towers Perrin Inc. in New York Three of his sculptures are in the inaugural exhibition of the reopened and expanded Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles Vince and other alums, including but not limited to Oaudia Willen, Jane Fedor '76, Julie Herrod-Lumsden Phil LumsdenHerrod '76 and Dan Phillips '77, Correction In a happy turn of events, Nim bus learned from john Biggers '75 that news of his demise in our fall issue was greatly exagger ated. He is well and happy. liv ing with his parents in Charlotte, N.C. We greatly regret publishing incorrect information sent to us by a misinformed, but well-mean ing alum. went to see Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeans who were in San Francisco promoting their new CD. They spent an evening dancing wildly to the "gravel-voiced guitar hero's" New Orleans flavored R & B. Other news passed on by Vince: Sarasotan Phil Manhard '72, in San Francisco for the Mac World Expo, and Scott Lukeman '74, also passing through, visited in January. Phil gave invaluable remodeling assistance while Scott kept the troops entertained. 76 Don Thieme, a geomorphologist and archaeological geologist, got an M.A. in conservation archaeology at Southern Illinois University and is getting dose to finishing a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Georgia. He assures us that, "Although this may seem like a winding path it is all connected." 77 Phil Tondra (Atlanta, Ga.) is southern regional manager for Varian Associates, a company that manufactures laboratory equipment. ? 0 Charlie Briggs alerted us to / 0 an article featuring Sharon Matola and the Belize Zoo in the August 1996 issue of "Backpacker" magazine. Anderson Brown received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Univer sity of Colorado at Boulder, where he has taught for nine years, and has ac cepted a tenure-track position as as sistant professor of cognitive science and philosophy at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Continued on next page


N 0 t eSumo ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) Rondolllonier '82, Jolynn Carroll '78 and Amy Smoker '84 underneath the trees of "Palm Court" on the French Riviera (Beaulieu sur-Mer, France). JoLynne Carroll writes, "The John Morrill Symposium in February 1995 re sulted in more than on occasion to cele brate with and honor on extraordinary member of New College's faculty." For Jolynne and Randall Lanier, for tuitous opportunity to re-establish o fnend ship lost during the "after NC" years When Randall now on AIDS researcher with GloxoWellcome, and his spouse, Amy Smoker, traveled to Europe in January, they visited with Jolynne and her spouse, Michael both oceanographers living in France working at the International Atomic Energy Agency's Morine Laboratory in Monaco The two couples met near Grenoble and enjoyed several days of ski ing in the French Alps before to the Mediterranean coast to expenence the ;oie de vivre of Frances' Cote D'Azur. All enjoyed the chance to reminisce about the post while embracing the present. dancy Cavnar has fin ished her first year in the graduate counseling program at san Francisco State Univer sity Next year she will intern at Edgewood, a residential pro gram for severely emotionally disturbed children ages 8-11. She works in the Target Cities Project, a five-year grant to the health department to en hance substance abuse assess ment and referral in San Francisco County and contin ues to produce artwork in whatever spare time she has. Andrea Deeb and David Ber ger, who've moved to Atlanta, welcomed their second son, Adam Gabriel Deeb Berger, on May 26. Robin Maddox Tondra has completed her M.S.W. at the University of Georgia and works as an intake counselor and psychiatric nurse at Brawner Mental Health Sys tems in Atlanta. She also has a small, but growing, private psychotherapy/counseling practice using art as a means of expression for psychiatric survivors. 79 Guita Guity Sheybani (Puteaux, France) has a daughter, Niki, born earlier this year. Susan Mannino, who teaches at the visual and Per forming Arts Center at Booker High School in Sarasota, will be directing her students this fall in the comedy melodrama she's written, Sweet justice. The performance will benefit the Women's Legal Fund. Sharon Mansour, having com pleted an M.B.A. at U.S.F., has opened IDEA Consulting Group, a healthcare financial consulting firm. She and her husband, Tom Marshall, live in Belmont, Calif. ao jim Shore has moved to 0 I Bainbridge Island, Wash. He and his wife. Beryl. are enjoying the latest addition to their family, jacob Bernard Shore, who was born on Nov. 18, 1995, in Portland, Ore. Howard Smith is a senior consultant for EDS Government Consulting Services. He and his wife, Paula Rask. live in Reston, Va., with their sons. Cameron (7) and Trevor (2). 8f Stephanie and Tom Berres have moved to Asheville, N.C., where Tom is continuing his woodworking business as they prepare to open a wine store 83 Bryan Flood has joined a political consulting and public relations firm, The Murphy, Pintak, Gautier Agency, in McLean, Va., following a 15-month stint as national spokesman for former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander's presidential campaign. Prior to that, Bryan was director of communications and research for the Michigan Republican Party and communications director and spokesman for Michigan Governor john Engler's successful bid. He's looking forward to havmg time for the occasional night at home with his wife, Jodi, a graphics designer introduced to Bryan by NC roommate Hem Nunez, who's now a manager with the New York City Continued on page 14 1 l


ewording Experiences Alums honored for professional achievement If you ride a moWltain bike, you'll agree that Sam Patterson '74, an inventor and co-foWlder of the SRAM Corporation in Chicago, deserved the "Entrepreneurship Award" he received with his col league May 15 for their invention of twist-style bicycle shifters sold Wlder the Grip Shift trademark. Sam accepted the award in Washington, D.C., from the Intellec tual Property Owners, which singled out the Grip Shift invention for its ability to grab more than SO percent of the bike gear-shifter market away from the Japanese company Shimano, which had dominated the market for years. Sam's invention, based on three patents issued to him and fellow in ventor John Cheever, allows riders to shift gears with a twist of the handlebar grips. Grip Shift, with fewer moving parts than the competi tion, simplifies control of moWltain bikes and is easy to maintain. SRAM sales to more than 100 bicycle mak ers, including Trek and Schwinn, soared from $4 million in 1992 to about $50 million in 1995, according to a May 20 article in the New York Times. Sam, who earned a B.S. in me chanical engineering from the Univer sity of South Carolina after New College, accepted his award at an event held in the Russell Senate Of fice Building on Capitol Hill featuring Sen. Patrick Leahy (DVt) as pre senter. Sam's parents drove up from South Carolina to be there, and fel low alum Alexis Simendinger '75 was on hand to applaud and suggest a restaurant where everyone repaired after the ceremony. Malcom Brenner '69, a reporter for the Gallup (N.M) Independent, John Cheever, center, and Sam Patterson, right, received the "Entrepreneur ship Award" from Intellectual Property Owners for the bicycle gear-shift they invented and marketed. With them is a representative of I.P.O. was awarded "First Place Investiga tive Reporting" in the Associated Press Managing Editors of New Mex ico 1995 contest. He received "Best of Show" for a series of articles which exposed how the Navajo Department of Social Services bWlgled an investi gation into child abuse charges, lead ing to the death of a two-year-old Navajo boy four months after his case was dosed. This is the fourth year that Mal colm's reporting has been recognized by the APME. In 1992, his investiga tive series "AIDS on the Reservation" was awarded first place. He received awards for individual columns, one in 1994 satirizing Navajo election year politics and one in 1993 about reverse discrimination during the hantavirus scare. Malcom's writings, including a book in progress about his experi ences with dolphins while at New College, can be accessed at the Independent's web site, http://www.da{-gallpind. In jWle, Jay Lentini '69 became the first redpient of the American So ciety for Testing and Materials (AS1M) Forensic Sdences Award. ASTM is one of the oldest and largest volWltary standards development or ganizations in the world. jay was honored for continuous and outstand ing contributions and recognized as the moving force in the subcommit tee on criminalistics, which has pro duced some 13 standards in the past seven years. Jay. a forensic scientist with Ap plied "Iechnical Services, Inc. in Marietta, Ga., is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sci ences, a member of the Board of Di rectors of the American Board of Criminalistics and serves as liaison from ASTM to the National Fire Pro tection Association Technical Commit tee on Fire Investigations.


( LASS N 0 f CSumo ALPHABfJICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (coNTINUEOi Department of Housing. Ben Ford and judy Newton are moving to Cincinnati this summer. Ben will be teaching math at Case Western Reserve Greg and Kirsten Scheibner Coo per are celebrating their first wed ding anniversary this summer. Kirsten received her M.D. degree from the USF Medical School in May and is heading to Kentucky for rural family practice and ER training. A For the second time in three .,. years, Melanie Hubbard has won the Van Rennseleaur Poetry Prize at Columbia University. She has also received a Whiting Dissertation Fellowship from Columbia for next year when she'll be completing her dissertation on Emily Dickinson. Don Kendzior has relocated his company. Beyond Horizons Inc a creative imagineering firm, to Sara sota. Their primary project is the de velopment of a resort town in the Caribbean. Michael OWens (Tallahassee) is as sistant general counsel in the enforce ment division of the negotiation unit of the Florida Department of Environ mental Protection. Morgan Storm, Mi chael and Traci Ardren's son, celebrated his first birthday in July. Gina Pignata recently completed her doctoral dissertation, Ideal Stu dent-Teacher Relationships Desired by College Students During the Under graduate Years. Gina conducted her re search with New College students, using focus groups, questionnaires, and interviews. She is returning this fall to share the results of her study with the college community. Gina teaches emotionally handicapped stu dents in Manatee County and, as an adjunct faculty member at USF, trains teachers for the Florida Depart-ment of Educat i on. Her Ph. D is from USF's College of Education. Cynthia Whitney Hallett is rejoic ing over completion of her Ph.D. and her new teaching position at Florida Community College in Jacksonville She's been living and teaching in Halifax, Nova Scotia, while commut ing to U.S.F. for her graduate work in American literature and says she's ready to trade the Canadian snow and fog for some Florida sunshine 85 Thanks to jimmy Pritchard '12 who spotted this announcement in the University of Virginia's Rare Book Newsletter. Timothy Rogers (Austin, Tex.) has been appointed the 1996 E Phillip Goldschmidt Fellow at U. of Va.'s Rare Book School (RBS). The program, the only one of its kind, attracts scholars from throughout the country. The fellowship is awarded to a person beginning a career in rare book librarianship, the antiquarian book trade or academic teaching with a bibliographical emphasis, providing the fellow with the opportunity to attend Rare Book School in a joint capacity as staff member. student and part-time instructor Timothy; a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas who is writing his dissertation on aspects of Elizabethan printing history and book culture, will be assistant activities director and lab instructor at RBS next year. Susanne Hauger (Durham) re ceived her Ph.D. in physics from Duke University in December 1995, and spent the spring term at New College as an Alumnaefi Fellow, fill ing in for Professor Peter Kazaks. (;6 Amy Hale married Cornish 0 1 poet and author Alan Kent in a civil service in mid Cornwall on June 1. They've purchased a cottage in Truro, a small village. Both are completing their Ph.D.'s and are even publishing a few articles After graduating from Oxford in 1993 Dan lducovich (Kensington, Pa. ) applied for work at the C.I.A. and was soon after involved in a front for a drug sting in France He makes the following request, "I have had many problems including getting beaten up by the police. It appears that I will have to sue to collect compensa tion and I have an interest in any alumnus who might have any knowl edge of legal cases involving the in telligence community. Specifically. criminal cases involving government threats to individuals and libel suits against the government." Michael Mishler a freelance jour nalist and editor in Guerneville. Calif., was in Florida recently to at tend the high school graduation of his youngest daughter, Teresa. in Ocala. C'7 Jamie and Elaine Barnes 0 / Dent have moved to "The Big Easy." Jamie will be getting an MBA at Tulane and Elaine is getting a job. Their new house is big enough for visitors and right between the University and the French Quarter. Elaine says to call soon for reservations Steve and Dewey Davis Thompson live in Tampa, where Steve is a manager at the USF book store and Dewey. celebrating two years of sobriety and still counting, is marketing director and webmaster for Internet Solutions. Dewey also writes a regular high-tech column for the "Weekly Planet." Steve's mom, Genie Mansell. is a '96 graduate of New College. Judge Florence Werner


c AssN ot eSumo ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) Foster '72 presided over the proceed ings for Dewey and Steve's name change. Dewey writes, "Here I was expecting to be intimidated by the judge and we ended up having a great time chatting about palm court." Monica Lewman (Lake Worth, Fla.) is studying at Oxford University this summer, thanks to a scholarship from the English Speaking Union. She's scheduled to present a paper at the MLA conference in Washing ton, D.C., in December when she'll also be completing her master's in English. Mike McKnight (Chicago) graduated with honors and Order of the Coif from DePaul University. College of Law where he was the editor-inchief of the DePaul Environmental Law Digest, on the writing staff of the Law Review, and president of the Environmental Law Society. Following back-to-back sessions with the Illinois and Massachusetts law exams in July/August, Mike will be working with the Chicago Corporation Coun sel's Office during the Democratic National Convention. He says he'll take a long nap during the month of September! john Short plans to spend next year in Berlin as part of his work on a Ph.D. in modem European history at Columbia University. There was a mini-incoming class of '87 reunion in Washington, D.C. during April. Jon Tucker, his brother Chris, and Nicole Ruediger con verged on Washington for a science and technology policy convention and to visit Ann Burget. Ann served as the pleasure broker, arranging night after night of memorable eat ing, drinking, and dancing experi ences. The highlight of the trip occurred on Saturday night when all four parties visited a D.C. nightclub, where they danced joyously for five hours, aided only by coffee and mixed drinks. Nicole and Ann also Newlyweds Mort O'Sullivan and Ali Givens Carla Funk '89 sent news from the June 22 wedding in Pensa cola, Fla., of Ali Givens '90 ond Mort O'Sullivan '91. She says the reception, held at the Gulf breeze Zoo, was definitely the highlight of the festivities. Guests, including alums Rudy Hernandez '90, Rusty Sieck, Kate Jennings '90, Leigh Bras low '91, Karin Breuer '90, Lissa McClure '89, Paul Hib beln '89, and Robert Wildey '90 danced the Margarena and enjoyed the delicious wedding coke, baked and decorated by the groom. After their honey moon in Turkey, Mort and Ali returned to Manhattan, where she works ot the Cloisters Mu seum and he works for a computer company while study ing chemistry at C.U.N.Y. in preparation for brewing school in Scotland. hung out with Alan Stonebraker, who is working in the D.C. area as a graphic artist/illustrator on a chil dren's science magazine. Ansel Webb, was issued United States Patent No. 5462378 on Friday, October 13, 1995. The patent is for HRM's invention, the "SoapSock," a small, stretchable terrycloth bag with a tight elastic band around an opening at one end you put a bar of soap in it. Ansel has been in touch with several corporations in regard to licensing the rights to the Soap Sock. Ansel commented: "Field tests have been done by some big-wig cor porations. It's such a simple product, and the advertisers tell me that those are the easiest to get onto the mar ket. But we'll see what we see. If this thing works out, I suppose I'll be re membered, if at all, not for some breakthrough in political science and diplomacy, but for the SoapSock. Isn't that hilarious? Talk about your strange worlds .... Jack Collins just graduated 0 from the U.S.F. College of Medicine and is beginning his residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Texas in Houston. jennifer Gom completed her law degree at the University of Florida in 1995, took-and passed-two bar ex ams, and moved to Austin, Tex., where she's an associate attorney at dark, Thomas & Winters, with a practice in estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and estate and trust administration. Michael Reese has received his J.D. from the University of Virginia and will be working for the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan. ac-Continued on next page


c AssN 0 t eSumo ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED! cording to history professor Laszlo Deme, who heard from Michael this summer. Judi Stanton has moved to Gaines ville Fla., where she'll enter the Uni versity of Florida School ofMedicine this fall. If you think you see a familiar face on television some morn ing, you moy be right. Jose Diaz-Balart'78 has moved from his position at WTVJ in Mi ami to join Jane Robelot and Mark McEwen as co-anchors of CBS's newest morning news broadcast, This Morning, which debuted on Aug. 12 at 7 a.m. Jose received two Emmys while at WTVJ as well as four Hispanic Exellence in Journalism awards and the Associated Press award for excellence in reporting. He's a veteran of international broad cast news, having served as Washington and European bu reau chief for Telemundo Network News and Central American bureau chief for Span ish International Network. He also worked as Florida broad cast editor for UPI in Miami. 89 Dayna Ayers is lonely in Montana (Missoula) without any other NC alums. The only other radical folks she can find are the militia, the freeman and Ted Kaczynski But nevertheless, she loves it. She's working on a Ph.D. in landscape ecology at the University of Montana and getting married in September. She sent word about the following alums : Regan Choi lives in Colorado, but travels all over the west, teaching natural history, nutrition, massage etc.; T.J. Evens '88 is working on a Ph D at the University of Calif., Santa Barbara, is married and has a kid; and Tri Van '88 is working on his Ph.D. in math at the University of Florida. Ron Christaldi recently filled in history Prof Laszlo Deme on his do ings. Ron has fini hed both his J.D. (with High Honors) and and M.A. in international affairs at Florida State University. He has joined a Tampa firm, where he'll specialize in envi ronmental law. At law school, he was editor in chief of the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, and his publications include co-authorship, with FSU College of Law's associate dean, of a chapter in a book on water law He also has written an FSU Law Review article on Florida Water Pol icy and an article on Anglo-Irish rela tions. Carla Funk completed her mas ter's degree in art history from Flor ida State University and spent most of the past year living in Denmark and traveling around Europe with her husband, Jeff. She is now teach ing humanities at Brevard Commu nity College in Melbourne, Fla., while she avoids making the Ph.D. decision While in Capetown, South Mrica, this summer, Professor Peggy Bates had dinner with Catherine Molteno Corder and her family, including seven-week-old Julia. Catherine has her master's degree in English and has taught several courses. Dr Bates was part of a democratization delega tion composed primarily of academ ics with an interest in South Africa, traveling under the auspices of a Citi zen Participation exchange program. Catherine's husband, Hugh, is a pro fessor of constitutional law in Cape town, so they all enjoyed a lively discussion of the recently enacted South African constitution Ed Edsten in beginning a Ph.D. program in animal behavior at the University of California, Davis. nunmy Hogaboam completed her master's degree in biology at The Ev ergreen State College this year. She's spending the summer on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon with a fire suppression crew before heading to Costa Rica. Malcolm Maclachlan graduated from Stanford University in June with a master's degree in journalism He also won the school's Nicholas Roosevelt Award for Environmental Reporting He lives in Palo Alto and works at the San Jose Business Jour nal. Tina Terrill has finally made it to Africa with the Peace Corps. She's on her way to Kamplala, Uganda, to do conservation education. 91 Pat Denny (Pensacola, Fla.) plans to work in China/Taiwan this fall. Michelle Flint (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is working toward an M.A. in education at USF, St. Pete. Michael Grossman will begin graduate work at the University of Florida this fall. Mandy Heddle, a graduate stu-


c LASs Not eSumo ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUEO) dent in zoology at the University of Hawaii who works at the Center for Conservation Research and Training, has received a three-year Hawaiian Fish and Wildlife grant to do a status survey on a genus of endemic Hawai ian moths. Gary Kirk is a consultant with Tetra/Second Nature i n Blacksburg, Va. Aaron Lampman (Tallahassee, Fla.) will begin the Ph.D. program in environmental anthropology at the University of Georgia (Athens). Angela Martini (Coral Gables, Fla.) is beginning the speech language pa thology program at the University of Arizona. David onley pounds the lab bench at Stanford University's De partment of Neurosurgery and Stan ford Stroke Center, investigating the neurological and neurovascular mechanisms of stroke and ischemia He also lends some spare time to Mo lecular Realities (MR), a n on-profit or ganization whose interests cover everything from the current effects pollution has on our environment to why and how our government regu lates hallucinogenic substances (molecules that affect our reality) as well as keeping up-to-date on the government funding. public percep tion and revolutionary developments of nanotechnology. Adam Stone received an M.A. in political science from the University of Calif Berkeley, in May He's spend ing the summer as a researcher at the Los Alamos National Labs before continuing work on his Ph.D at Berkeley. 92 josh Armstrong (Largo, Fla.)is heading to California to begin working toward his Ph.D. in chemistry at Berkeley. Ken Burrus (Madison, Fla.) is be ginning graduate work in history at Florida State University. Kate Chapman (Orlando, Fla.) is a neurobiological research assistant at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, with a research grant from Rick Doblin '71. Kate s future plans include work ing for a year at the University of Mi ami, then attending the University of Miami for a Ph D in neuroscience. john Denning (Lynn Haven, Fla.) will enroll in the Sloan Program in hospital administration and policy at Cornell. Paula Fetterman (Wil liamsburg, VA) is spending her sum me as a researcher at William & Mary, working in conjunction with NASA before beginning graduate work there in the fall. Nancy Frye (Gainesville, Fla.) will begin the master's program in human development and family stud ies at Texas Tech. Deborah Goodwin (Columbia, S.c.) is preparing to return to Eng land to begin a master's program in the international politics of Africa and Asia at the University of Lon don's School of Oriental and African Studies. Christine Gramer is doing re search with Professor Suzanne Sher man this summer before heading to Berkeley and a Ph.D. program in chemistry. Michael Haber (East Windsor, NJ) will study literary/cultural theory at Carnegie Mellon Emily Rodeheffer (Orlando, Fla.) is heading to Washington, D.C. this fall, looking for work as a freel ance journalist. Adrienne Sadovsky (Brandon, Fla.) begins graduate work in devel-lnMemor1am walter Perini '68 died of AIDS on January 16, 1996. He lived in New York City at the time of his death. Walter was predeceased by Alfie Scheinberg '66, his partner since they met at New College. Walter is survived by a sister, Diane, of Sarasota, and by Laura Rosenberg of New York City, a friend of 25 years who had helped Wal ter care for Alfie and then cared for Wal ter. Anyone wanting further informa tion may contact Paz Cohen '68, Wash ington, D.C. William Sloane jelin '71 died March 20, 1996. He was a 1975 graduate of New College and president of the Jelin family business, the Karnak Company. He also co-founded NRG Barriers, a foam insulation manufacturer, 20 years ago with his late father, Martin, and served as chair of the board of PIMA, an international insula tion industry group that he helped found. Billy's environmental efforts earned him recognition by the Maine Natural Resources Coun cil as Man of the Year for 1993. A nationally known Demo cratic Party activist, he was also a member of the board of direc tors and the executive commit tee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Billy, who lived in Cape Eliza beth, Maine, at the time of his death, is survived by his mother, Sima jelin Lichtman, two brothersand three sisters.


c s s N 0 t eSumo AlPHABETICAllY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) opmental psychology at Co lumbia University this fall. Bill Wood (Longwood, Fla.) is working toward a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of California at San Diego. McGee Young (Sara sota, Fla.) begins the Ph.D. program in political science at Syracuse University. Sebastian Canon 7\J (Sarasota) is heading to Duke for a Ph.D. in economics. john Graham (Evan ston. Ill.) has a research assistantship at the Transportation Center of Northwestern University and will be working toward an M.S. in transpor tation. gram in theoretical physics. jim Kilbourne (Bradenton, Fla.) is beginning graduate work at the University of Illinois. Byan Lumpkins (Brandon, Fla.) is joining the Teach for America program in Washington, D.C. Amy Stultz is in Tallahassee, do ing graduate work at Florida State University's School of Library Sdence. Anne Tazewell (Sarasota, Fla.) is working part time for NC/USF as a resource onservationist. Martha Wehling (Niceville, Fla.) is volunteering with SCA this fall. 94 Kristina Rudiger (East Setauket. N.Y.) will pursue a master's in public health at Boston University. Indicates 1996 graduate. '96 grads wait to begin the processionaL jack Huesman (Osgood, Ind.) is starting Oklahoma State University's Ph.D. pro-Published by New College Alumnaefi Association 5700 N. Tarniami Trail. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 359-4324 (voice(fax); (e-mail) http:(( (Alumnaefi Home Page) Texas Roundup Austin alumnaeJi gather for food, music and old photos at a Backyard BBQ on Saturday. Sept. 7. Organizers are Polly Adema (512-419-9071 or 74641,24 70@ and Leslie Smart (512-302-3243 or Contact them for more information or to volun teer help for future events. New York Kickoff Grace Roegner and Michael Freedman opened their Brook lyn home on August 24th for a long-anticipated New York area chapter event. Contact Grace or Michael for informa tion about plans made at this kickoff party for additional activities ( or 718-858-5895). Contact the alumnae/i office for information about regional alum naefi groups. We need volunteers to help plan or host regional alum naefi gatherings. Production( distribution cost is $1.65/copy. Editorial/Production Committee: Alexis Simendinger '75, Choir; Susan Bums '76; Mike Compbell'87; Caroline Chambliss '79; Jim Feeney; Ben Ford '83; Molt Posner '87; Carol Ann Wilkinson '64, editor. Unless otherwise noted, opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent official policy of the Alumnae(i Association or the opinions of the editors. In fact, the edi tors rarely even agree with each other! Photo and graphic credits: Nimbus logo and design Elaine Simmons; pp.1,2, S, & 20, Christopher Bunn; p.3, Sketches, Inc.; pp. 4, 6, & 10, New College Foundation; p. 8, Kala Roman; p. 12, Michael Carroll; p. 13, The Photographers (Capital Heights, MD); p. 1 S, Carla Funk; p. 16, Tony Espana (CBS Photography); p. 18, David Glaser; p 19, David Schwartz; p.21 (top right), Alexis Slmendinger; p. 21 (all others), Christopher Bunn; p. 22, Suxartne JanneJ. Printed on recycled paper


Marion Hoppin Remembered By Olga Ronay When you live a good life, every one knows it, especially in a tight community like New College. Marion Hoppin, professor, counselor, benefac tor, friend, lived a long and produc tive life as a member of the New College and Sarasota communities. Although she died in May of this year, she lives brightly in the memo ries of the many students, faculty. and friends she leaves behind. Marion came to Sarasota with her husband, Hector Hoppin, in 1957. They were a distinguished and ac complished couple. Both had trained with Carl Jung at the Jung Institute in Switzerland. Hector was also a writer and filmmaker; he won the palm d'or at Cannes for his animated fllm, Around the World in 80 Minutes. Marion, who had received a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia Univer sity, had held teaching and counsel ing positions at Hunter and City Colleges in New York City, and at Car leton College in Minnesota. By the time she came to Sarasota she was in her fifties and had planned to retire. She soon tired of getting tanned, playing bridge and drinking cock tails, and got involved with the group of Sarasotans who were plan ning the "new college." In 1965, Memorial Service A memorial service for Marion Hoppin will be held in the Music Room, College Hall, on Wednesday, October 23, at 3:30p.m. All who wish to celebrate Marion's life are in vited. If you wish to speak at the service, please advise Carol Ann Wilkinson in the Alumnae/i Office. shortly after New College opened, she became its first counseling direc tor and a professor of psychology. Marion was generous to the college in many ways. She worked for nomi nal pay, and she and Hector gave the swimming pool (which bears their names-but only if you look hard). Frequent parties at the couple's home provided a center of commu nity for faculty and students. She helped many students financially, and many more emotionally. Alum and friend David Schwartz '65 said, "When someone got into deep trouble, often they would end up at Marion's house, and she would take them in." John Klein '69 is more di rect: "I'm on this earth because of Marion." A beacon of light in a long gown and surrounded by a cloud of Pekin ese dogs. Marion had a great rapport with students. Although part of an older and more conservative gen eration, she did not feel threatened by the long hair, torn jeans, and radical ideas of college stu dents in the '60s. "What do you tell your students?" a friend once asked. "I never tell them anything. I just ask them whether they have thought about the con sequences of their actions." This caring but non-judgmental quality may be one of the reasons Marion Hoppin had such a strong influence on students' lives. "She epitomized the spirit of New College," says Professor Douglas Berggren. "New College was breaking down barriers. She responded to students' needs for relevance, breaking down the boundary between classroom wall and personal existence." Although her physical abilities were limited in later years, Marion re mained sharp. Asked what it was like to be in her '80s, Marion said "It's great, because I do what I want every minute." She turned this hon est and spirited attitude toward her last challenge, bringing her psycho logical training and experience to sorting out her life and preparing for her death, at age 90, in her home in Sarasota. Marion Hoppin died at her home in Sarasota on May 22, 1996, following a long illness. She was director of counsel ing and professor of psychology at New College from 1965-1977. Olga Ronay '77 is a planner for Sara sota County and a free-lance writer. Marion Hoppin, with one of her Pekinese


Reunion '96 This year's reunion featured lots of sun, sand and pool-side ac tivities. The first evening was devoted New College faculty and the presentation of the Faculty Recognition Plaque which will hang in perpetuity in College Hall. The presentation came after a Thai buffet dinner that was very well received. A block of rooms had been reserved at the Half Moon Beach dub on Lido Key. Alums made good use of the beach and the pool. Continued on next page (Photos, counterclockwise, from the top) looks as if the sun and the beach won this round. Sally Priest '78 is the one who's still awake. Kae, son of Tod Gentille '77and lisa Norris '78, enjoys his view from above dad's head. Alums relax by the pool after the Sunday picnic. Wonder what Maxine is eyeing? She's the daughter of liz Mackenzie '79 and John Wicks. Zena, daughter of Steve '79 and Joni '84 Pirnot, is getting a report on the water from reunion coordinator Caroline Chambliss '79.


Sun and Sand continued The Board of Directors held their annual meeting in a suite in the hotel; alums wandered in and out, tracking sand .... There were BABIES everywhere! Lunch on Saturday was held on the beach and there was at least one baby per ta ble. The Palm Court Party on Saturday evening was organ ized by Helen Kessler '79, who worked with both students and alums to throw the perfect PCP. Dancing didn't end until 7 a.m., which did slow the pace a bit at the pool on Sun day. Photos: (Clockwise, from top) Reunion headquarters was the Half Moon Beach Resort on lido Key. Spozy Foltz '83 talks to son, Jonathan. Jodie Yeakel '79 organized the group of Sarasota alums who arranged the alumnae/i art displayed throughout College Hall. The three photo collages are by Keith losh '78. The pointing displayed on the mantle in the Pom peii Room is by Susan Keating '76. Ron Rostow '78 introduces his son, Sam, to Caroline Chambliss '79.


Talking, Teaching and echnology New College faculty rewarded for teaching and research N.E.H. Focus Grant "One of the real strengths and benefits of the prOJect was that faculty, both new and veteran, were able to sit down and have intellec tual conversations," said Malena Car rasco, New College art history profes sor and Humanities Division chair. The project was a three-week semi nar in January 1996 during which a group of 10 New College literature, art history and music faculty mem bers studied the concept of "Art and Audience," supported by a $24,991 National Endowment for the Hu manities Focus Grant. New College was one of 25 colleges and universi ties awarded a grant. The New College group followed a program of reading, discussion, and consultation with outside experts in an attempt to analyze the interplay between visual, musical, and literary works of art and their audiences. The goal was to understand works of art in terms of both aesthetics and the social perceptions that audi ences bring to them at the time of creation as well as through the ages. Consultants were David Ebitz, di rector of the Ringling Museum of Art, Judith Tick, professor of music at Northeastern University and co founder of the "Music and Culture" seminar at Harvard, and John Foster, professor of English and Cultural Studies at George Mason University. Interdisciplinary Teaching Jocelyn Van 1\J.yl, assistant profes sor of French language and litera ture, and Miriam Wallace, assistant professor of British and American lit-Participating in the "Art and Audience" study group were (from left) Professors Malena Carrasco, Glenn Cuomo, Amy Reid, David Schatz, Consultant Judith Tick, Terry Polls, Stephen Miles, Helen Rees, Jocelyn VanTuyl, Miriam Wallace and Andrea Dimino. erature, were one of three winning interdis ciplinary teams in the American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies Teaching Com petition for 1995-97. Their proposal for a course entitled "Revolution, History and Text: The French Revolution and the Textual Response in England, France, and the United States," examines the French Revolu tion as a cultural event informing the devel opment of late 18 -century thought in Europe. The course is designed to strengthen studenhs' understanding of the cross-national nature of literary conversa tions. further a comparative approach to lit erature, excite student interest in the 18 century, and place artistic endeavor in an historical and cultural context. Colleagut!S from music, philosophy and art history will assist in the interdisciplinary investigation when the course is taught next spring. NMR Spectrometer Chemists Paul Scudder and Suzanne Sher man have received a $25,000 grant from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation to fund the purchase and installation of a 250 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spec trometer to support research at New Col lege. Due to the efforts of Dr. james Roth, a retired industrial chemist, contributions from Monsanto and Air Products and Chemi cals, Inc. will supplement the Dreyfus grant and institutional funds to enable the chem ists to add the NMR spectrometer to the in strumentation presently available on cam pus. A private donation of a computer con sole promised during the coming year will enhance the capabilities of the spectrome ter. This support recognizes the strength of the New College chemistry program which, over the last ten years, has sent about 60% of its majors, almost half of whom were women, on to graduate school in chemistry and chemical-related programs.


BOOKNOTES CRASH'S LAW by Karen Volkman; W.W. Norton, NY, 1996 Winner of the 1995 National Poetry Series, Karen Volkman's first collec tion of poems is a masterful map of the painful territory in which all kinds of Jove, memories, mysteries and mo ments of despair engage us and then evanesce. Through her poems, Karen writes to the edge of internal and ex ternal boundaries, boldly navigating what the poet herself has named "the sensual will. "Each poem is expertly crafted and self-assured, resulting in an elegant and intelligent work. Karen Volkman '90 is a book reviewer for The Harvard Review and works with Teachers and Writers Collaborative, teach ing poetry in New York City public schools. 1996 WILEY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW UPDATE An thony B. Askew and Elizabeth C Ja cobs, editors; 1996 The Wiley Intellectual Property Law Update is an annual compilation of articles addressing various topics re lating to the intellectual property law field. The 1996 edition focuses on a range of topics, including GATT, multi media and computer intellectual prop erty law. Larry w. Stults co-authored with Mary Anthony Merchant a chap ter in the 1996 edition entitled, "Biotechnology." This chapter exam ines the rapidly developing area of biotechnology and its effect on the evo lution of the patent law. Specific issues discussed include inventorship, utility, enablement, biotechnology inventions relating to molecular biology, claiming a biotechnological process, and the doc trine of equivalents. New College alumnae/i and faculty publications Larry W. Stults'76 is an associate with ]ones & Askew an intellectual property law finn in Atlanta. THE WORLD OF THE AUTISTIC CHILD by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 1996 Bryna Siegel saw her first autistic child during a New College ISP in the summer of 1973. After writing her NC senior thesis on the etiology of autism, she gave up on the idea of treating autistic children altogether because the neuropathology just seemed too complicated. In 1982, by various turns of fate, Bryna found herself in are search project on autism at Stanford. Fourteen years later, she's evaluated more than 1,500 autistic children and has written about what she's learned along the way. The World of the Autis tic Child, Bryna's third book, was writ ten for parents and professionals who deal with autistic children It describes the syndrome of autism, the relation of specific symptoms to treatment, the current state of knowledge about causes, family functioning with autism, special education alternatives, and the life options of the autistic adult. Bryna recently renewed contact with David Smillie, NC professor emeri tus and Bryna's senior thesis advisor. He was the one who set her on the aca demic road of writing, and writing, and writing. Sending Dr. Smillie a copy of her new book helped her feel she had come full circle, New College-wise. Bryna Siegel '71 is an assodate profes sor of psychiatry at the University of Cali fornia, San Francisco, in the School of Medicine's Langley Porter Psychiatric Insti tute and director of the Pervasive Develop mental Disorders (Autism) Clinic. Book descriptions in this feature come from press releases, dust jackets, authors and/or reviewers. We'd like, on occasion, to publish alumnae/i reviews of alumnae/i and faculty books. To volunteer as a reviewer, contad the alum nae/i office. WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU Send your latest news or address changes. Mail to New College Alurn naefi Association, 5700 N. Thmiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, call or fax 941-359-4324, or e-mail


Toss Your Hat in the Ring? "If you carry a torch for New Col lege and think volunteer work in edu cation is a good thing, we've got just the job for you!" Alexis Simendinger, president of the Alumnaefi Association speaks from experience. She first ran for and won a position on the Alum naefi Association Board of Directors in 1993. In early 1997, New College alum naefi will be asked to select 10 repre sentatives to serve two-year terms as directors of the association. In addi tion, the board can appoint up to eight members. At present, there are four ap pointed board members. The board meets in Sarasota in the fall and again at the time of the spring reunion. We want the board to repre sent the full spectrum of alumnaefi, in cluding a distribution by age, interests, abilities and geography. We need board members who are willing to work to provide assistance to New College and to promote interaction among alumnae/i and between alum naefi and the students, faculty and staff of New College. NEW COLLEGE New College Foundation, Inc. ALUMNAE/I ASSOCIATION 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 34243-2197 Board ofDirectors election is in 1997; nomination deadline in Nov. 7, 1996. Because the association is self funded, board members will be asked not only to contributes person ally, but also to assist in fund-raising efforts. Becoming a candidate is sim ple. SUbmit a statement indicating your willingness to participate in board activities and to attend board meetings at your own ex pense. Include a statement for the ballot (200 words, telling about yourself and why you want to be on the board. Be sure your state ment reaches the alumnaefi office by Nov. 7, 1996. Send the statement by mail (5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sara sota, FL 34243), fax (941-359-4324), or e-mail ( Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Permit #56 Sarasota FL ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED FORWARDING POSTAGE GUARANTEED John Klein Resigns from NCAA Board Willy Wolfe to Complete Term With great regret, the NCAA board at its April meeting ac cepted the resignation of long time board member john IO.ein '69, who single-handedly did more to keep the fledgling Alum nae/i Association solvent than per haps any other alum. Klein, who has been active with the NCAA since its organization and a board member since 1991. told the board earlier this year that he was leaving for the best of rea sons: the demands of his Sarasota business, the anticipated arrival of a new baby (born in July), and his confidence that the NCAA is se cure into the future. All former New College stu dents owe a lot to Klein, and his colleagues said they hoped he would be on call for special pro jects from time to time. The board decided to exercise its authority to fill the vacancy created by Klein's departure by ap pointing someone who ran unsuc cessfully for a board seat in the last election. The NCAA board ap pointed W'illy Wolfe '82, who is a senior consultant with Risk Man agement in San Francisco, Calif. Wolfe has a strong professional background in financial manage ment and the NCAA board plans to put that expertise to good use. The board immediately put him on its Finance Committee, as well as the Strategic Planning Commit tee and looks forward to seeing him at the November NCAA meet ing in Sarasota.

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