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NEW COLLEGE A publication of the New College Alumnae/i Association Volume 38, Summer 1997 Veggie Von: The Power of Invention Fast-food fuel powers graduates' cross-country tour By Carol Ann Wilkinson '64 Drivers caught in traffic behind joshua and Kaia Tickell's "Veggie Van" this summer may find themselves thinking of french fries. The biodiesel these 1997 New College graduates use to power their Winnebago is created from used cooking oil from restaurants and occasionally emits the familiar smell when burned. Their area of concentration at New College was "Sustainable Living." As part of their senior project on alter native energy, they created a portable machine that cleans and processes used vegetable oil from restaurants into biodiesel fuel. Their three-ton Winnebago gets 25 miles per gallon using the vegetable oil fuel in its unmodified diesel engine. In addition, biodiesel burns up to 75 percent cleaner than petroleum diesel. josh and Kaia envision biodiesel fuel as a low-cost way for large transport vehi cles, such as buses, to meet new clean air standards. josh and Kaia will take two months to travel from Sarasota to the Real Continued on next poge Josh and Kaia Roman Tickell pose with their "Veggie Van" before beginning a cross-country tour in June. The van gets "1,300 miles per acre" with its biodiesel fuel and was featured on the Today show and Dateline NBC in July. In This Issue Acton Interview 5 Closs Notes90's 16 Radio New College 15 Alumnoe/i Fellow 11 ESP Seminars 17 Reunion Report 19 Archie Awards 10 Graduation 18 Student Grants 6 Boat Donations 13 Interim Dean 3 Taking the Cure 3 ClossNotes 60' s 9 NC Chronicled! 14 Closs Notes 70's 10 NCAA Web Site 12 NCAA Annual Report Class Notes 80's 12 President's Letter 2 (see blue insert)


NCAA President's Letter A /;ttle bit of everything for you This issue of Nimbus has a little bit of everything we like to include in each issue: We have news about you. We have news from the New College campus. And we have lots ofinforma tion about the New College Alumnaefi Association in the annual report that appears as an insert. If you don't find something to hold your interest while you're sipping your coffee or flipping the channels, you haven't cracked the covers. In the news-about-you category, we're inaugurating a new interview feature in Nimbus in which we'll talk with alums from various walks of life to see what they're up to. Those news clippings you send us about the doings of your former classmates, and even those Class Notes you send us, made us realize that New College grads are doing things we all want to know more about. This is our version of15 minutes of fame, so send us your suggestions for future profiles, or volunteer to write one! We also have an update on Alum Chapters {we need more). And don't forget to scan the Class Notes, which seem to go on and on with each new issue. I love to hear about new jobs, new businesses, burgeoning families, college-bound children of NC grads (amazing!), and academic pursuits beyond Sarasota. You really get the flavor of New College just by reading the Class Notes. Campus news in this issue includes the naming of a new interim dean and warden, Doug Langston, profes sor of philosphy and religion, who takes over for a year while a national search is conducted for a permanent appointment. As you may remember from the last Nimbus, Dean and Warden Mike Michalson is returning to teaching and writing on campus. Mike and his wife also just celebrated the birth of their first child, Elliott, who will keep them busy. Goods Solar Living Center in Ukiah, Ca., stopping along the way to give demonstrations, inform people about biodiesel, and inspire others to undertake eco-friendly projects of their own. Other alums are associated with the project. Kaia is a secondgeneration novocollegian; her father is Andy Bemay-Roman '68. Long John Silver's, Inc., a corporate sponsor of the tour thanks to the interest of its president and CEO, John Cranor '64, is providing used vegetable oil to power the Veggie Van. John Klein '69, president of JK Productions, did the Don't miss the great feature about the invention by 1997 graduates Joshua and Kaia Tickell of the Veggie Van, which runs on used cooking oil! We also have a report on independent recommenda tions for the Nat Sci Division, which the NCAA funded. And finally, pat yourselves on the back for supporting a do-good, activist Alumnaefi Association. Check out the 1996-1997 Annual Report, and you'll see that you're making a real difference in campus life. We hope you have a great transition from summer to fall, wherever you are! Alexis Simendinger '75 filming and editing for the feature which was aired by the Today show and Dateline in July. More details about the project are available on the Veggie Van web site:


I Doug langston Interim Dean and Warden USF Provost Thomas Tighe has appointed Douglas Langston as Interim Dean and Warden of New College, effective Aug. 7. Langston succeeds Mike Michalson, who resigned his position to return to teaching at New College this fall. Langston, professor of philosophy and religion, came to New College in 1977 from the University of Califor nia, where he earned master's and doctoral degrees in philosophy. hav ing previously completed master's and doctoral degrees in religion at Princeton University. He was a Mel lon Faculty Fellow at Harvard Univer sity in 1980-81 and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Helsinki in 1989. In 1994, Dr. Langston was a visiting fellow at New College, Oxford. He has published articles in a number of religious studies journals and is the author of God's Willing Knowledge: The Influence ofScotus' Analysis of Omniscience (Pennsylvania University Press, 1986). His latest book, Conscience and Other Virtues, is due out in 1998. Langston is a regular player on the Bones, NC's softball team. He's married to Connie Whitesell 'Bland has a son, Nat. Their house hold also includes two dogs, Max and Gilly, two cats, Felix and Oddjob, and a rat named Sunstripe. Langston encour ages continued alumnae/i involve ment with the col lege and the search for a permanent dean and warden, Asked about his imme diate plans as dean and warden, Langston replied, "I hope to keep Douglas langston, In terim Dean and Warden of New College. I want to thank the alums for the growing support they have offered over the years, and I hope to work as well with the alums as Mike did. I encourage alums to look for and up the momentum that Mike created as Dean and Warden. I want to play a hand in restructuring the Dean and Warden's office in terms of personnel and authority to make the position a more attractive one to a permanent appointment. I am, by the way. not interested in the permanent position and hope to serve for only a year." nominate good people for the permanent post, since alums have an insight into the nature of New College and who will succeed here that is unique and valuable." As a parting note, Langston reminds us that he and the outgoing dean and warden were graduate stu dents together. Of Michalson, he says, "I taught him everything he knows!" Taking the Cure Visiting committee helps assess needs of Natural Sciences Division By Alexis Simendinger '75 When you ask a doctor to diagnose your ailments, you have to be pre pared to take the cure. In january. four science professors from four dis tinguished liberal arts colleges banded together for three days to evaluate New College's Natural Sci ences Division and suggest improve ments to Dean and Warden Mike Michalson. What they had to say was both heartening and sobering: Nat Sci professors are doing a great job, but doing too much with too little. The candid review involving faculty. students and staff at New College was made possible through a $4,000 gift from the New College Alumnae/i Association using its special faculty development funds. The committee was full of high praise for New College's exceptional faculty, its motivated students, and the college's desire to prepare stu dents in the sciences for the best graduate programs in the country. But the four visiting professors said they were taken aback to see the crowded and inadequate work space and antiquated lab and computer equipment. And they said the 13 full time faculty members and one fullContinued on next page


Review Committee Continued from previous page time assistant were overworked to the detriment of the students and themselves. Oberlin College, and a physics profes sor from Middlebury College, said they hoped the new natural sciences building at New College (ground breaking planned for students, the curriculum needs, the size of the faculty, and the space restrictions, the reviewers said, "[W]e also believe a strong case can be made for additional The reviewers, invited to the cam pus by Michals on to help assess both immediate and long-range needs of the Nat Sci Division, suggested two additional faculty positions, one in biochemistry and another in experi mental physics, and said a support position in biology should be added "as soon as possible." Down the road, they suggested New College add a position in applied mathematics. These would be added to the existing four faculty positions in biology, three in chemistry, two in physics, and four in mathematics. this fall), and the planned marine biol ogy facility would give students and faculty more space and better labs in which to work. The committee was full of high praise for New Colfege's exceptional resources from the University [of South Florida] to support the division's activi ties. The visiting Nat Sci professors also suggested that New faculf}j its motivated students [The dean and warden's office released this update in July: "The report has had impact already. Recog nizing the college's steady enroll ment growth, USF has allocated two faculty lines, and the college will allo cate both to the natural sciences. most likely in biochemistry and experimental physics as recom mended by the committee. Searches for the new pro-"We were impressed by the chemistry faculty's attention to orderliness and safe practices in their laboratories, and to how efficiently they utilized the cramped and outdated space and equipment available to them," the review committee wrote. "However, we found the laboratory equipment, from general hardware, glassware and supplies up through research grade equipment, shockingly inade quate for a college which prepares its bright undergraduates to compete for spots in the entering classes of top rank graduate and professional schools, in fessors will be held during this academic year, and the appointments will begin in fall 1998. While for The four visiting professors were taken aback to see the crowded and inadequate work space and antiquated lab and computer equipment spite of crea tive efforts by faculty to acquire mod ern equip ment outside college budgNew College these lines are a case of 'catching up,' it should be noted that very few liberal arts colleges are adding sci ence faculty these days (some are even reducing physics to a 'service' discipline with no majors). The col lege can look forward to an excellent pool of candidates from which to choose."] The review committee, consisting of a biologist from Reed College, a chemistry professor from Connecticut College, a mathematician from ets. Even more problematic is the inadequacy of computing hardware .... Thus, we must take issue with the catalog statement that '(chemistry) laborato ries are well equipped.' At the April meeting of the New College Foundation board of trustees, trustee Esther Barazzone '64, presi dent of Chatham College, made it a point to read the preceding para graph aloud to express her concern. Looking at the planned growth of the student body to more than 600 College try to tap into outside funding sources for equipment and laboratory materials, which they said are available. The reviewers went out of their way to salute the New College science fac ulty as "heroic" for the amount of work they take on each semester under the strain of the college's hands-on academic program. But they castigated New College for failing to give science faculty enough time for their own research and writing, and for skimping on faculty development funds and support for student research(not coincidentally aug mented by the Alumnaefi Associa tion) "[F]aculty should continue to be encouraged to attend both profes sional society meetings in their fields and meetings that address a range of curricular issues," they wrote. "New College science faculty have much to contribute to the national discussions in these areas." Although New College has been making do in the sciences and stu dents have adapted themselves to the strengths and limitations of the divi sion, the faculty are exhausted and unable to do their own research. "Only highly committed, self sacrificing faculty such as these will work under such conditions; but the stresses that accompany such unmet expectations are formidable," the review team concluded.


Nimbus talks with Susan Burns interviews Emmy Acton for Nimbus In 1990, Em my Acton, 41, became Hillsborough County's first female County Attorney-and also its youngest heading up an office of 38 attorneys. Her career has taken her in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and twice before the Florida Supreme Court. She won each time. Last spring, her much-publicized and bitterly controversial victory in Florida's highest court gave the Hillsbor ough County Commission the go ahead to build the Tampa Sta dium with public dollars. Q: What was your upbringing like? I was a white girl from the sub urbs, but there's a twist. I grew up outside of Philadelphia in Bryn-Athyn, a town that adhered to the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century theologian and inventor. The school I went to, kindergarten through high school, was based on that religion. Q: How did you hear obout New College? I was going to Rollins and a friend of mine at New College took me to a Palm Court Party. I had never seen anything like it. Q: How did you end up in law? At New College I was a literature major and publishing poetry. but as an insulin-dependent diabetic, I knew I wasn't going to get health insurance writing poetry. Q: What's been your most chal lenging case? The stadium case is definitely one of them. There was a lot of pressure on me because I handled the trial. Af ter I lost at the local level, one of the county commissioners gave me a list of seven men who could argue in front of the Florida Supreme Court. I 8mmu Acton '7 3 knew I was taking a big risk by arguing it myself. They gave us a month to flle the brief. I flied it at 5 p.m. and argued the case at 9 a.m. the next morning. The case was decided two weeks later in a unanimous decision. respect. That crazy citizen today is a poli tician tomorrow. Q: Are you more like Marcia Clarke or Johnnie Cochran? Definitely Marcia Clarke. I'm profes sional. I don't go for "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit." Q: Are you a sports fan? I'd rather go shopping than to a football game. Q: What's been your biggest regret? Not writing more. Emmy Acton, Hillsborough (Flo.) County Attorney Q: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Q: I know you hove 12-year-old twin sons. How do they handle your celebrity? My sons are in a car pool and for awhile I was on the radio, in the pa per and on TV everyday. One of the fa thers who drives them would tell them, "It's your Mom" when I came on the radio but their attitude was "ho hum." The only time they got up set was when the newspaper did a story on my house and asked how I could afford such a big one. I told them my husband is a doctor. (Emmy's husband Michael Maher '72 is a psychiatrist.) Q: What's been most rewarding? Being enough of an attorney and a politician to keep and run my office. I've had to go from a Democratic, lib eral commission to the conservative Republican commission we have now. Q: Any advice for women trying to succeed in a mole-dominated profession? Don't make the mistake of being tough to get a point across. You don't have to roll over, but you can be per sonally pleasant and even flirt if you need to and still maintain your ground. And always treat people with To not have diabetes. Q: If you hod to choose another occupation, what would you be? A writer with a trust fund. Q: What's your most treasured possession? The tile work in my home that my dear friend Kevin Goehring '75, a ce ramic artist, did for me before he died. Q: What would people be most surprised to learn about you? If they knew what I did at New College. Q: You mean you were kind of wild? Yeah. Q: How did New College influence your life? Since I came from such a sheltered environment. New College was an in valuable transition from Bryn-Athyn to the real world and particularly to the job I have now. Susan Bums '76 is an associate editor and writer for Sarasota Magazine and on the board of one of Sarasota's new charter schools.


Theater, turtles, trips and talks Alumnae/i supported student grants enable innovative student proiects By Maria Fernandez '90, NCAA Student Grants Committee Chair This past year has been an exciting and challenging year for the Student Grants Committee. Last year the committee instituted a self evaluation of the student grants pro posal form. It was felt that while the form was somewhat open-ended to allow for creative proposals, it resulted in the submission of propos als that were often unfocused and too brief. With the emphasis on grant proposals in graduate school and pro fessional settings, the committee thought that the NCAA student grant offered an opportunity to provide students with a taste of the grant-writing process. Through the tireless efforts of the committee members, a new form was made available for students for the Spring granting cycle. Generally a smaller scale granting cycle, the goal was to do a preliminary evaluation of the quality of proposals submitted and to see whether the new format was effective. As expected, the changes brought positives and areas still in need of work. The submis sions that used the new forms were almost all of very high caliber, although with it came new concerns about handling group grants in order to be fair to participants within the group whom had submitted superior quality proposals. In addition, while we wanted to maintain support for groups conducting exciting research, such as NCUR and Coral Reef, sup port for individual projects was also critical. A new concern came with individual projects that were, in reality, continuations of projects started years before by alums. This, we felt, was an exciting opportunity not only for the alumnaefi associa tion, but for the school as a whole. This year, we distributed grants totaling $10,497. Individual grants were given to 39 students. Group grants were awarded to three pro grams involving over 40 students and to a committee which organized an activity open to all students. Some of these grants included: Outward Bound trips; a theatrical production based on one student's journal of his cross-country journey; work on sea turtles and dolphins; and an extraordinary batch of psychology projects. Jim Feeney, special projects coordinator for New College, drew together a variety of comments from students attending the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Austin, Tex. 1\venty-five students attended and made presen tations. Many students found that the presentation format was excellent practice for their baccalaureates. Others found that being able to compare their work to that of students from other institutions reinforced for them their decisions to attend New College. Across the board, students commented on the ability of New College students to grasp more fully the theories and philosophies behind their projects. One student did comment on a twinge of jealousy at the higher quality of research lab One project the alumnae/i student grants helped support was a student effort to bring Mary Catherine Bateson (above) to New College. Dr. Bateson is the daughter of renowned anthro pologists Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead, who visited New College in its earl y days. A prominent linguist and anthro pologist in her own right, Dr. Bateson conducted a multidisciplinary array of workshops, from a ecology-focused talk at Selby Gardens, to a women's studies dinner with Dr. Amy Reid, to a formal anthropology workshop, and finally a lecture in the Sainer auditorium entitled "Cybernetics makes poets of us" which spawned a healthy discus sion of o variety of topics. materials accessible to students at other schools. However, the overall feeling was of satisfaction, particularly at the opportunity to network with other bright students and graduate school faculty.


BOOKNotes New College alumnae/i and faculty publications Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses and the Social Organization of Ethics by Daniel F. Chambliss, Uni versity of Chi cago Press, 1996 Reviewed by Ginger Lyon '70 David Schwartz '66 asked "Who Cares?" in his book Rediscover... ..., __ """"'"._ .... .J ing Community (Nimbus Spring 1997). Dan Chambliss asks the same disturb ing question, taking the life and death, nitty gritty world of nurses and the their work as his field of observation. Luckily, he has not left himself behind. Not merely a fly on the wall, he brings keen eyes and ears as well as unsentimental compassion and curiosity for his subjects. At the core of our beings is the desire to be understood: as a nurse, I can say that reading this book, I felt understood. And disturbed. Dan's field notes and conclusions pierce accurately into the institutionalization of very human issues. Most chilling to me was the nurse-working in pediat ric research who deferred the author's questions about any ethical questions she faced with "You'll have to ask the ethics committee." Chambliss has written a scholarly, readable and important book. Dan Chambliss '71 is chair of the sociol ogy department at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. Reviewer Ginger Lyon '70 is a psychiatric home health nurse in Atlanta. As a disclaimer, "I add that I have been a friend and admirer ofDan's since our years together in student government and around the pool." Civil Rites by D. L. Crockett-Smith. The Black Scholar Press, Oakland CA, 1996. $5.95. (P.O. Box 2869. Oak land, CA 94618) Reviewed by Karen Volkman '87 Civil R.'tes, D. L. Crockett-Smith's second book of poems, begins with the mesmerizing "Medley," a litany of place-names interwoven with memory, history, and shadings of anguish and beauty: Letohatchee, Tallapoosa Patsaliga, Cherokee, Tuscaloosa, Escautaupa, Loachapoka, Tallahassee ... Nanafalia, Sylacauga, cotton, cotton, Ku Klux Klan, Pushmataha, ask your scarecrows, tell us where the Negroes ran. Standing out all the more harshly within the poem's balladic cadence, the violence of public history resounds amid the play of language that is the poet's celebration of place and past. The musical, sug gestive geography of a memory landscape must include in its map pings the tragic events that mark and mar it. From his opening ges ture, Crockett-Smith claims as his subject this fusion of private and public. For a poet like Crockett Smith-who favors image-dense, sound-saturated lines over narrative extension-the tendency of history to invest itself in language, names words fuels his lines with an aggressive compression and energy. He has no qualms about using shock value in his more overtly political poems, or in steering imagery to the grotesque and surreal in the service of satire: "The crocodile-in-chief of Exxon oil/spoons more caviar onto his toast,fand Detroit's junior vampiresfsavor the resurrection of the V-8" ("Birds Need Natural Oils to Keep Their Feathers Dry"}. This biting voice takes deft, relentless aim at government brutal ity and corporate greed. But Crockett Smith the sensual lyri cist always lurks behind the social critic, and some ofthe book's most moving poems cele brate child hood, difficult loves, and jazz legends Charles Min gus and Bessie Smith. In the poem "Green Season," he writes, Brown, composted, dung-heap earth, erupts with this green season: twining, creeping, bird-song spring. Green this tongue, sap-rich tendril, loudly sprung from my black heart. Continued on next page


BOOKNotes Continued from previous page Greenly is how I know you. With a breadth of concern encom passing humble ground as well as glorious flowering, D.L. Crockett Smith is a poet of wide-ranging moral and lyric imagination. David L. Smith '71 {Berkshire, Mass.), who publishes poetry as D.L. Crockett Smith, is Francis C. Oakley Third Cen tury Professor of English and dean of the faculty at Williams College. Reviewer Karen Volkman '87 {Brooklyn, N.Y.) is a poet and adjunct professor at New York University. Everything You Need to Know to WRITE, PUBLISH & MARKET YOUR BOOK Patrika Vaughn, A Cappela Publishing, Sarasota, FL 1997 Patrika Vaughn '84 used to be a lit erary agent. She has also been a ghostwriter, editor, lecturer and teacher. From that background comes her book, Everything You Need to Know to WRITE, PUBUSH & MARKET YOUR BOOK, as well as her role as the world's first author's advocate. Writers of reference or technical works, regional books, satire or other specialized manuscripts may find it difficult to interest literary agents or large publishing house in their material. Vaughn's guide pro vides assistance at every step of the process. from identifying a market, to choosing a publisher, to publicizing the finished product to maximize sales. An electronic version of the book will be available in late summer. Check http:/ I acappul/pres ents:html for more information. Patrika Vaughn '84 has returned to Sarasota after teaching at the Univer sity of Arkansas and living in Costa Rica. She says, "I'd never have tackled whole books if I hadn't had the NC thesis experience!" The Battle Against Intervention, 1939-1941 by Justus D. Doenecke, Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1996 We remember it as "the good war" in which a unified nation fought against predatory and genocidal forces. But before Pearl Harbor, debates over U.S. involvement in the conflict that became World War II were highly impassioned, manifest ing an intensity matched only during the Vietnam War. Just how impas sioned can be found in The Battle Againstlntervention, 1939-1941, by Jus tus D. Doenecke, professor of history at New College. For this compact vol ume in The Anvil Series in history, Doenecke has distilled his more than twenty years' research on American political attitudes toward Europe and Asia. Each Anvil Series title provides a succinct overview of a critical histori cal period or theme, accompanied by selected documents from the period. Each volume is by a foremost authority on the topic. Doenecke has been described by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., as the "premier stu dent of American isolationism." Anvil Series titles are widely used as texts in college history courses. Doenecke is the author of numerous books, including Not to the Swift: The Old Isolationists in the Cold War Era and In Danger Undaunted: The AntiInterventionist Movement of194D-1941 as Revealed in the Papers of the America First Committee, awarded the ArthurS. Link Prize for Documentary Editing. The Face of the Nation: Immigration, the State, and the National Identity by Keith Fitzgerald, Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif. 1997 Writing on a topic of importance through many decades of American history is Keith Fitzgerald, associate professor of political science at New College. The Face of the Nation: Immigration, the State, and the National Identity is a new scholarly book on America's immigration policy. Tracing the origin and evolution of U.S. immigration policy, beginning with the establishment in the late nineteenth century of national immi gration laws and a rule-enforcing bureaucracy, Fitzgerald addresses the Continued on next page Justus Doenecke, who has a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University, has taught history at New College since 1969. Earlier this year Doenecke was elected to the North American Boord of the Peace History Society. The PHS, founded in 1964, encourages, supports, and coordinates notional and international scholarly work to explore and articulate the conditions and causes of peace and war, and communicates the findings of scholarly work to the public. It publishes Peace and Change: A Jour nal of Peace Research. PHS members seek to broaden the understanding and possibilities of world peace.


CI.ASSNotes LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR 64 Diana Shiphorst Ukleja has finished her second master's in computer science and is now working as a software engineer creating databases for a new attack submarine. ulting in the clear air and Northum brian landscape. Guests are wel come. 6 5 Robin Day Glenn (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) hopes someone can help her locate Felice Gebhardt, who was last seen in New York City. You can reach Robin Day at Dick Ogburn is the principal planner for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council and in vites all alums to visit the council's web site at 6 6 Bruce Allen has been in the tax preparation and retirement investing business (Allen Business Consultants) for 25 years and been an Enrolled Agent since 1980. His wife, Ellen, has a Ph.D. in colonial American history from SUNY, Albany. They have two girlsAbigail in 4th grade and Marie in 2nd grade. In short, Bruce says he Kenneth Moore is preparing to erect a greenhouse to help his garden survive the cool summers in England. Kenneth enjoys hiking in the Cheviot Hills when he gets the chance and exBOOKNotes Continued from previous page most puzzling features of contem porary immigration policy. Where do immigration policies come from? Why do they have their special characteristics? He brings back into focus the active role of political and administra tive agencies in shaping America's political identity at a time when other scholars, in search of all-encompassing theories, have tended to discount the impor tance of actual American institu tions and their histories. .M-eet Keith Fitzgerald by Gaia Goldman '92 Nimbus is pleased to introduce Keith Fitzgerald, associate professor of political science at New College. Keith holds a doctorate in political sdence from Indiana University and came to New College in 1994 from a faculty position at Grinnell College. His area of interest is policy-making and the study of how institu tions affect our coun try's politi cal identity. So far, New College has kept Keith very busy. His Prof. Keith Fitzgerald regular classes include an introductory course, American Politics, and Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Societies. He also teaches courses in public policy and Congress. Keith describes his experience with New College as very positive, and particularly enjoys the wide range of students attend ing the school. He enjoys our beautiful Florida weather which, he says, compares quite well with Iowa's! Gaia Goldman '92 (Nokomis, Fla.) is in real estate sales at Mt. Vernon Realty. is "a contented homebody who nonetheless welcomes contact from the past from those passing through the Albany area of New York in the future." Barbara Sieborowska Ceo has opened her own office as a speech pathologist in Sarasota. She and Frank have three sons, Avery (17), David (13}, and Brian (11). Visitors are always welcome at their home. Leander Harding is rector of the Episcopal Church in Stamford, Conn. He and daudia Bolin Harding are home schooling their three sons. They send word that Jerry Meachen, who some may remember from his hospitality to New Collegians at Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, is also in Stamford. They recently saw Michael Smith '67, who works with computers in New York City. 68 Job Openings: Reed CUrry, software integration manager for PRI Automation in Billerica, Mass., ( writes, "I need some of the bright people that NC attracts. I suppose that sounds predatory, but I have some positions for just such people. I'm looking for Software Integration Engineers I This would be an entry point, a very lucrative one, into the field. Travel to sites such as Korea, Taiwan, Italy, and U.K., etc. is involved." Max Reif has written and narrated an audiocassette of imaginative sto ries entitled Inside jobs: Stories for Adults and Other Kids. Max also does live storytelling performances and is the co-owner of the Broadway Gallery in Myrtle Beach, SC. Doug Murphy '68 died April 10, 1996, in Erie, Pa., from complications following a bone marrow transplant. He is survived by his wife, tinda Schaaf Murphy '69, and two children, Rick and Sara.


CLASS Notes LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR {CONTINUED) 6 9 Lyssa Anderson is a computer specialist in Boston. In April she visited the New College campus with her son, a high school junior. jeanne Bojarski won 55.460 votes as the '96 Libertarian candidate for Lt. Governor of Missouri. Brad Burger (Terra Ceia. Fla.) is mapping sites of archaeological sig nificance on state-owned parts of Snead Island and Emerson Point that are destined for use as a public con servation park. He also serves as the area's watchdog against rogue dig gers-treasure or pot hunters-who dig aimlessly around the shell mounds or middens in hope of fmding artifacts, gold or human remains. Edward DeAngelo (Farmington, Conn.) is a med student at the Uni versity of Connecticut Health Center. janet j. Gusukuma, now living in Fresno, Calif writes that last sum mer she and her husband and two sons traveled East and were able to visit with alums Wanda Tseng '69, Arch i e Awa rds john Cranor '64 and john Morrill, professor of biology at New College, were among the first recipients of the Archie award from the New College Foundation in recognition of their con tributions to the successes of New Col-Susan Zuckerman' 69, Sandra Hell ing '69, and Vivian Tseng '70. jack Leggett, a clinical psycholo gist. recently moved to Mission Viejo, Calif., with his wife. Mary Beth, and children, Jake (4) and Grace (1). He's worked in managed care and on de veloping group practices in behav ioral health for 12 years and is cur rently vice president of clinical operations for Value Behavioral Health in Long Beach. Multimedia Producer Magazine named Tom Newman (Brooklyn) among the "Top 100 Multimedia Pro ducers" of 1996. His syndicated pub lic TV series "International Dispatch" enters its sixth year with Tom as pro ducer in 1998. Downsizing at Time Life has given Randi Payne Slaughter (Mineral, Va.) the luxury of some dedicated time to apply to developing her photography business. If all goes well. it will be a permanent business. She's also con sidering offers from two consulting firms, which will at least let her get out of management and back into programming. But for right now. she says: "FREEDOM! It's great!!!" joshua Stein has been work ing for the last three winters in Treasure Beach on Jamaica's quiet. unspoiled southern coast. lege. Cranor is a former chairman of the Foundation's Board ofTrustees and a He is able to offer massage for tourists to the island and physiotherapy for Jamaicans. No, he writes, he does not have dreadlocks. He invites old friends and alums to visit but warns that they MUST relax. founder of the alumnaefi association. The Archie is a three-dimensional model of the gateway to the historic campus. Other recipients of the Archie include Richard Donegan, Betty and Dallas Dort, Ann and Alfred Goldstein, Elisabeth and Laszlo Gonye, Betty and Howard Iser mann. Robert johnson. Rhoda Pritzker, Donna Steigerwaldt and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. 7 0 Congratulations to Tom Freuchtenicht who married Carol Siemon in East Lansing, Mich., on August 2 and thank you to Leon Hicks '71 (Atlanta) for passing on the news. Ginger Lyon is a psychiatric nurse in Atlanta. She would love to hear from New College alums who are interested in "dynamic ur ban neighborhood activism." She is facilitating a forum on issues associ ated with Little Five Points Plaza in Atlanta Bryan Reid (Fairfield, Conn.) writes that his children. Bryan (10) and Maggie (7) are great and that for him, life marches as does the never ending search for happiness in 90's corporate America. 71 Rick Doblin proudly announces that when the sun rose in Palm Court at this year's graduation PCP, he was the only alum present, along with about 40 current students and new graduates. Well, the only "older" alum. Neither a sprained ankle nor the cessation of music (thanks to campus police) drove him to bed before the lightening of the skies. On Monday, May 20, Rick, Kate Chapman '92, Mike Lemons '91, and thesis student Trip Linarooth spoke to about 50 students and several fac ulty about academic opportunities in psychedelic research. Rick, Mike, and Trip's theses all included studies of psychedelics. Kate has been working since graduation on MDMA neurotox icity research and a follow-up study to an LSD research project. Tim Girvin (Seattle) a brand strate gist and head of Tim Girvin Design, Inc.. provides the "look" behind many well-known corporate brands and movie logos, including Unforgiven, Legends of the Fall, and Crimson Tide. He recently beat out a host of inter national competitors to design the new brand identity for TV Asahi, the largest TV network in Asia. Charles Harb Qacksonville) is the proud father of three beautiful chil dren, Nova (16), Zayna (11), and Kory (5). Charles is a dedicated martial arts student who has earned a 4th degree black belt in Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate-Do, and a 3rd degree black belt


New College Alumnae/i Association


2 The Year in Review I 996-9 7 Activities and Actions vreelillgs NCM President: Alexis Simendinger Why do we do an annual report? Pure bragging rights, if you ask me. Your Alumnaeji Association is doing better each and every year, and we think it's only right to tell you about it. We are keeping in touch with you (and there are more of you each year to keep track of, we're happy to report-more than 3,000 alums). That means the Nimbus shows up in your mailbox about three times a year; we host a reunion for you annually, usually in the spring; we keep our web site up-to-date so information is just a keystroke away; and every two years we send you a directory listing every alum we can fmd. In addition, we want to light a flre under all the active and dormant regional New College alumnae{i chapters dotted around the map to keep those get-togethers on the calendar. To signify our seriousness, we even put someone in charge of chapter outreach: Maria Fernandez '90, chapter czar! On campus, our reach is just as important.We are proud of our very successful Student Grants Program, which enables New College students to come to alums for modest financial support to augment thesis and ISP projects, foreign travel and conference attendance. There's more about the most recent round of grant recipients in this issue of Nimbus. Don't forget that you can share your expertise or avocation on campus. too, by becoming part of the Alumnae{i Fellows Program. Many of your fellow New College grads are flnding out how fun and rewarding it is to give something back to the campus in a direct way-by instructing, teaching or tutoring. Your alumnae{1 organization makes that happen. New College Alumnae/ i Association Mission Statement We also meet the extra needs of faculty where we can help. Alums recently funded the flrst ever comprehensive, independent assessment of the needs of the Nat Sci Division on campus, and the results (included in this Nimbus) are being addressed by USF and New College. None of these projects and programs can succeed in a vacuum. They all come back to an interested and supportive alumnae{i network people who valued their Sarasota experiences and hope to support quality education now more than ever.We know this probably includes you because 34 percent of the total number of graduates and former students made contributions to the Alumnaeji Association in the last year, giving $122,985-more than ever before. We followed your instructions and put your money into the programs you designated, and the rest we invested in our endowments and our operating funds. We hope you'll glance at this annual report and fmd many things here you like. We look forward to seeing you at the next Alumnaefi Association meeting in Sarasota, Nov. 7-8. ............ ... 1"o-.:-'-l .. .. .... Secretary: Mike Campbell As of june 30, 1997, our data base contains 3,184 alums, including 122 new graduatescongratulations -from the 31st New College Commencement in May of this year. We continue to be represented in all fifty states and over sixty foreign countries. We do not have current addresses for 412 alums. If you know a "lost" alum who would like to reconnect with us, please put them in touch with Carol Ann Wilkinson, our Director. All New College graduates are automatically eligible for membership in the Alumnaeji Association. Others who have completed at least one successful contract may join by written request to the Alumnaeji Office (we currently have 403 members in this category). Former faculty, staff and friends may join our mailing list. The Association charges no membership dues but does solicit contributions to fund the cost of our member services and campus programs. Committee members: Margee Ensign -chair. Maria Fernandez. Robert Lincoln, David Smolker It is common these days for the best-run organizations to have strategic plans to guide their work for years into the future. Because the


The Year in Rev# ew 1996-97 Activities and Actions Alumnae/i Association is only 12 years old, its strategic plan continues to mature on paper, as well as in action. But aren't you impressed that we have a strategic plan? We are, let me tell you! Much of what guides us in our activities is what guides New College we have included elements of our thinking on every page of this annual report. But our strategic plan includes "major objectives," which we try to match up with every creative idea that comes our way in board meetings, in alumnaefi mail, and from representatives ofthe New College community. Our objectives continue to be fund raising; enrichment of student and faculty life; increased alumnaefi involvement in a variety of ways; and outreach and communication. We put these tenets on these pages, and we splashed them on the cover. We try to use these overall goals as guideposts when a young organization with enthusiastic board members seems ready to gallop off in a direction that may be too ambitious for the moment. We try to remember our limitations, but we often say," Just give us time .... ... li1tiznce a1td ZJevelo 111ent Committee members: David Smolker chair, Mike Campbell, Caroline Chambliss, Dale Hickam, Ken Misemer, Alexis Simendinger Greetings. I am happy to report to you that, subject to several hiccups along the way, 1996-97 proved to be our best fund raising year ever. We made a conscious decision to step up both the level and sophistication of our fund-raising efforts The result was a 28.4 percent increase in total income. Special thanks to Carol Ann Wilkinson, Caroline Chambliss and the other Board Members who were instrumental in our fund-raising efforts. Most of all, however, we thank those of you who contributed. We were concerned that stepped up fundraising for the Gateway Scholars program (to endow the annual matching grant to USF) and the Soo Bong Chae Chair ( to endow a chair in mathematics) would take away from the unrestricted moneys we traditionally rely upon to fund our operations and Student Grant, Alumnae/i Fellows and Faculty Development endowments That did prove true. This concern was realized. While we raised a record amount, the unrestricted contribution fell from $83,795 to $68,563, an 8.7 percent decrease. But for our last minute spring fund-raising effort, we would have consumed our own normal $25,000 reserve. Thankfully, thanks to you, we pulled ourselves up and only dipped nominally into our reserves. And, while we raised a record amount of money, curiously, there was also a significant drop-off in the participation rate (i.e., 42 percent to 34 percent) which has left us both scratching our heads and frankly, a bit concerned. We normally have an outstandingly high alumnaeji response 1996 971ncome $154,797.73 Investment -Restricted ($12 ,268. 65) S % Investment Income Unrestricted ($4.584 72) 3 % Reunion & events ($'2, 905) 2 % Gateway Scholars ($20 693 66) 13% Chae Chair ($32 786.57) 22% Unrestricted nated ($3.834 .50) 2 % Mary Clark ti Joseph Haaf Student Grants ($6,315)4 % Class Gift ($2,290)1% The New College Alumnae/i Association seeks to promote, strengthen and protect the educational principles and unique educational enufronment of New College through the resources, heritage, and inuoloement of its former students. 3


he Year <# n rate of around 42 percent. Is it something we did, or did not, do or say? If anyone has any insights into this anomaly, we would appreciate hearing from you. In summary, I guess the good news is that if we can have a record fund-raising year, while at the same time experiencing a significant drop-off in the participation rate, we should be able to do even better if we get the participation rate back up. Indeed, if we are to meet the challenges we have undertaken, we will have to get the participation rate up. Please help, and thank you for your support. 111/tSflllt/1/ CCP/111/ Portfolio Advisor: Securities Advisors Group, Inc., Seattle, Wash., Chris Van Dyk '70, President OUr goal was to provide cash flow to the Association at 6 percent per year, with whatever funds we had in excess of that required to achieve that cash flow allocated for long term investment, subject to market conditions. For the 12 months ending June 30, 1997, we had cash flow at an annualized 6. 79 percent and annualized total re.turn (cash flow plus capital gain or loss) at 15.4 percent. Annualized results since inception are 5.74 percent on cash flow and 12.0 percent on total return. Actual total return to date is S52,279 or 20.9 percent since inception [8/95). (The results as stated are net of investment costs.) Total cash flow from investments this year was $16,409.11. Alumnaeji with questions about this analysis or the association's investment policy or performance may contact Chris VanDyk at 800-521-8321. ... New j.rd'z Cotrege launches a NCAA is the conduit of learning and through which creative and experience 6ased on a set thoughtful New college of core educational alums can financially impact principles. the educational experiences for todays New College students. 4 Here are some of the current projects: 1996-97 Activities and Actions Individual Designations If you can study it at New College. then you can designate funding for it! Many alums give back to the educational programs they enjoyed or which are deserving of extra resources now. Some alums choose to designate funds in memory of a former classmate or teacher. Beneficiaries of designated gifts during the last year include the environmental studies program, general and named scholarships, divis1ons and disciplines, the Coral Reef program in Central America, the library book fund (you can even designate a specific professor to choose the books), the Morrill landscaping fund and the New College Foundation, as well as alumnaeji programs and the special funds listed below. Contributions designated for a myriad of programs totaled $3,835 in 1997-1998. CM Endowments The Alumnaefi Association has created endowment funds to provide ongoing support for the major alumnae/i programs. The Student Grant Endowment includes two named funds. Income from the Mary Clark Memorial fund, which provides student grants for projects involving foreign travel received $6,215 in new contributions this year. The Joseph Haaf Memorial fund received SlOO. The New College 1966 and 1967 entering classes were asked to contribute to the unrestricted endowment of the Alumnaefi Association. Their gifts, totaling $2.290, will continue giving each year in support of an active, mvolved alumnaefi association. In addition, the realized gain on the investment account was added, proportionately, to the endowment funds. The total market value of the endowment funds as of June 30 was $245,209.59: Faculty Development $54,819.21 Student Grants $50,452.85 Memorial Student Grants Mary Clark $28,035.33 joseph Haaf $10,843.16 Alumnaeji Fellows $76,745.10 Unrestricted $24,313.94 Gateway Scholars Endowment NCAA last year began helping New College in its capital campaign by asking alums to contribute to the Gateway Scholars Endowment, which is designed to generate annual income to


approved for a 75 percen FOUilrlation aises at east 5648,829 more, including umnae i gifts, by ay 8, 1998, the State will approve a 100 pe cenmatch fo-the entire 52 million.. Soo Bong Chae Chair in 1athematics Committee members: Don Goldberg chair James Foster, Dan Ryan. Da\ id Smolker, Da lid ullins An anonymous donor provided a 5300,000 challenge to match at least that amount to create an endowed chair in mathematics in honor of the late Professor Soo Bong Chae. The New College Alumnaeji Association agreed to help the New College Foundation meet that challenge, and is happy to report that alums to date have given $35,336.57 and pledged an additional S18,155 to make the math professorship a reality. Because of Florida's State Matching Gift program, each Sl given to the Chae Chair project will trigger $3.40 in the total endowment, which will help make such an ambitious fund-raising challenge a success for future math students at New College. fllltlltOC i 'Jci/(1WS Committee members: Mike Campbell chair, Caroline Chambliss, Dale Hickam, John Morrill (faculty) and Jessica Sparber (student) The Alumnaefi Fellow Program offered diverse experiences to New College students this year, thanks to Fellows' willingness to share their us from S"on:er-erm ?ellows in ded con en piani t B y Patton '8l{Bo der, Colo.). o a ed \\ith students abo t his career as a pr fe tonal musician and gave a concen: fothe e College ommunicy.]oumalist al o B-enner '69 Gall p, ..M..) ga e a one-day to staff members ofNe College's student newspape The Ca a1yst. Folksinger and om poser Suzanne fcDermott '85 {Everett, ass.) presented a songwriting seminar for students, who then performed with her in a concert for the campus. Our program costs this year were 6.824. 7. T anks again to all who have provided support. We are moving quickly to select Fellows for 1997-98. Pease contact any committee members or the Alumnaefi Office if you are interested in participating. Studc11t rn11ts Committee members: Maria Fernandez chair. Barbara Ceo. Spoz Foltz. Don Goldberg. Michelle Barton (facult ')and Heather Rickenbrode (student) This past year has been an exciting year for the Student Grants Committee. This year, we distributed 39 individual and four group grants, totaling $10,497.00. Of that total, funds from the Mary dark travel fund supported outstanding In the final analysis. research by students abroad and the Joseph Haaffund for excellence in student research allowed the Committee to cover the registration costs for over 20 each student is responsible for his or her students to attend the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Austin, Tex. This annual conference own education. 5


6 The Year in Review I 996-9 7 Activities and Actions allows New College students to display the fruits of their academic labor and make invaluable contacts at other academic institutions. Some of the other grants included: Outward Bound trips; a theatrical production based on one student's journal of his cross-country journey; work on sea turtles and dolphins; and an extraordinary batch of psychology projects. One project was a student effort to bring Mary Catherine Bateson to New College. (See more information about student grants on page 6 of Nimbus.) In addition to evaluating proposals in the two granting cycles, the committee members developed a new form for student applicants to help improve the information available to the committee. Some individual projects were, in reality, continuations of projects started years before by alums. This, we felt, was an exciting opportunity not only for the alumnae/i association, but for the school as a whole. Projects of this type contribute to institutional memory and create connections between alums and the current student body. In addition, tracking the submissions of continuation grants would allow us to inform the administration, which could result in reevaluations of funding for thesis students in the school's budget. Jncllll!llJeve!oplllelft fjraJtts The Faculty Development Grants program was designed to provide assistance for the faculty in areas with significant impact on students for which other funds are not available. Decisions about these grants are made in consultation with the dean and warden of New College In jan. 1997, a $4,200 Faculty Development grant provided the seed money for an external review of the Natural Sciences Division. The positive The best education demands a collaborative effort between exciting instructors, innovative administration, and able students. results of that evaluation are already evident on campus See the full details on pages 3-4 of Nimbus. An additional S 1,800 grant is being administered through the dean and warden's office this summer for faculty research stipends. i111btts Nimbus Committee: Alexis Simendinger chair. Susan Bums, Mike Campbell, Caroline Chambliss. Susan Foltz, Jim Feeney (NC staffj. Matt Posner, Carol Ann Wilkinson There is no more important communications tool for the New College Alumnaefi Association than the Nimbus newsletter which is sent to you at no charge simply because you're one of New College's 2, 735 graduates or former students on our mailing list. It is intended to help the association talk to you about its activities, to help you stay in touch with New College friends, and to bring you the latest news about student and faculty life at your alma mater. The NCAA's other publications are this annual report (inserted inside the newsletter) and the biennial Alumnaefi Directory, which you should have received this spring. Nimbus and its companion publications are the NCAA's most expensive projects: the printing and mailing budget for 1997-1998 totals about $15,200. That means about 12 percent of the association's total expenditures budget supports the Alumnaefi Association's direct communications with you! Editorial submissions, suggestions and critiques are welcomed by the Nimbus Editorial Committee. lumJtae i Ue1ttors Report by Dale Hickam Graduation from New College is an important step forward in the pursuit of students goals and dreams. To assist that pursuit, the alumnaefi association has created a Mentor program. Alumnaefi mentors volunteer to give students encouragement, advice and information about graduate or professional school programs, ISP or thesis projects, career paths, internships, and short-term or full time job leads. For example, in the spring of 1996 an NC anthropology major interested in journalism came to the career resource center. Asked by Karen Patriarca, coordinator of career services, about her writing interests, the student identified Native American issues as her


I The Year in Review I 996-9 7 Activities and Actions principal interest. Karen referred her to the mentor book and to Malcolm Brenner. an alum working as a newspaper reporter in New Mexico covering Navajo reservation news. The student called Malcolm. As a result of that conversation. the student was offered a summer internship at the New Mexico newspaper and a place to stay for the summer. When she returned to campus in the fall, the student reported that the newspaper had been sufficiently impressed with her work to convert her unpaid internship into a paid summer job. She had also achieved a handful of bylines and an offer for full-time employment following graduation. Information forms are on file in the alumnae/ i office and the career resource center for students who wish to find a mentor, and a list of mentor volunteers is posted on the alumnae/i home page on the World Wide Web. Students are responsible for making the initial contact with a prospective mentor. Any alum wishing to join the mentor database can download a mentor information form from the alumnae/i home page (http:Jfwww.sar.usf.eduJ-ncalum2/index.html) or contact the alumnae/i office. I A fllltlltac i /(ccords Report by Carol Ann Wilkinson When nearly half of you responded to our request for directory updates this year, you made the alum office look as if a paper blizzard had blown through. But the information you shared then and continue to send is the raw data for an important service we provide to New College. Our database. created especially for alumnaefi and development use, has the flexibility to store, retrieve and process a wide variety of information not available anywhere else on campus We provide the addresses of alums who worked with a faculty member up for tenure review; generate data on graduate school admissions for the concerned father of a prospective student; help admissions collect data for all those national surveys you read and much more. Your contributions pay for the equipment and training needed as well as the many hours oflabor required. Committee members: Dan Ryan-chair, Kristine Adams, Mike Campbell, Margee Ensign, Robert Lincoln, Altom Maglio The technology committee is responsible for guiding the alumnaefi association to make the best use of current technology in accomplishing the association's goals. Efforts to date have centered around using e-mail for NCAA-related communication and a web page as a means of disseminating NCCA information. One of every three alumnae{i in our database has both a "snail-mail" and an e-mail address on record 1996-97 Expenditures$130,767.36 Over 200 alumnaefi have taken advantage of the e-mail accounts Fund Raising Misc. Direct Support for New Ofhce Expense ($11,85< 72) 9 % ____./ Publications ($15 205 97) 12% Faculty Develop't Grants ($6,000) 5% Fellows ($6, 824 87) 5 % Chapter/Reunion Expense ($3, 5 74) 3% Increase Endowments ($9, 161.96) 7% Students' progress should be based on demonstrated competence and rea{ mastery rather than on the accumulation of credfts and grades. 7


8 The Year in Review I 996-9 7 Activities and Actions available, free, through the alumnaefi association (see the NCAA web page for details). With the forwarding option activated this account provides the perfect "permanent" e-mail address. Our current web site strategy tilts toward routinizing maintenance rather than "re-designing" the look and feel. Alum participation is encouraged in the form of content submission, suggestions oflinks to add, chapter pages. and general comments and criticism. Take a look at http:/fwww.sar.usf.eduf-ncalum2Jindex.html If you have suggestions or would like to be involved in the work of the Technology Committee, please contact one of the committee members. S, Pro ects Committee members: Susan Foltz-chair, Maria Fernandez The Special Project 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. Approved projects are either assigned to an existing or special committee for implementation. Details on the boat donation project put into effect this year can be found on page 13 of the Nimbus section. The committee is investigating the development of New College merchandise created especially for Novo Collegians and the protection of the Four Winds and other New College logos. We are always searching for new projects and eagerly await proposals. New Report by Caroline Chambliss College should prooide students the opportunity to explore in depth areas of interest to them. The annual New College Reunion is central to the health of New College life. Reunions tell old stories, create new stories and, play all stories to fresh audiences. They are unpredictable and attended for many reasons. They reek of nostalgia and are vital to our fundraising efforts Oh do come! Contribute to our story Children are welcome; students often babysit. The beaches are as lovely as ever and we make every effort to facilitate return visits to campus A reunion has been held in every year since 1985 and each has been a success in its own way. The reunion is refined annually. Special thanks are due to Kathleen Plunkett 89 and Shawn Richardson Olsen '88 who did a superb job of choreographing the 1997 Reunion for the 1980's entering classes. The 1998 Reunion will target the entering classes of 1970-76. Contact the alumnaefi office to volunteer your assistance. AltlltiJIOC i eltn ters Maria Fernandez, Coordinator During the spring board meeting of the New College Alumnaefi Association, the board created the position of Chapter Coordinator and elected Maria Fernandez '90 as chapter czar. Maria will monitor the efforts of the various chapter heads from around the country In addition to being a clearinghouse for information, names, and expense forms, she will also coordinate visits from faculty, board members, representatives from the admissions office, and the dean and warden. Maria is gathering contact names for the various chapter heads, updating Ginger Lyon's pamphlet on Chapter Coordination, and developing a newsletter for chapter contacts. She reports that the various chapters have been busy, although, while some chapters are created and strengthened, others have begun to lose steam. It is her goal to determine what causes the fall-off in attendance and interest and develop new ideas to revitalize the chapters. (For details on current chapter activities, see page 20 in Nimbus.) 1997-98 Events Fall NCAA Board Meeting-Nov. 7-8, 1997 1998 Reunion Date TBA Target years are entering classes of 1970-76. The fall phonathon will concentrate on these classes to help spread the word. S rin NCAA Board Meet in A ril 17-18, 1998 f 1


f 1 I I ffian/Q qjou 1996-97 Contrributofrd Between July I, 1996 and June 30, 1997, 891 (34%) alumnae/ i contributed $111,985.11, the highest total alumnae/ i contributions ever. Class of '94 Mary O'Connor Class of '93 Robert R. DeVito Michelle R. Haynes John F. Huesman J. Travis Lee Koren Polakoff Lipman Annette S. Mulholland Shannon Duskin Oldenburg Anne E. Tazewell Coree White Suzanne M. Penuel Aimee J. Plocas Emily V. Rodeheffer Leslie M. Shaffer Susan I. Sparling Lisa Stampnitzky Sondra K. Wolkov Class of '91 Natalie C. Arsenault Sheila A Bishop Roymondo L. Burgman Jean F. Czerlinski Michael W. Fasano M. Alexander Ferrell Class of '92 Michelle M. Flint Cora Ann Bompignano Daphne A Gobrieli Christopher B. Bundrick Joseph B. Henry Kenneth Burruss Keefe Dawn C. Chaney Konme K. Elizabeth C. Eldridge Sara A Kuppm Paulo J. Fetterman Lewts Gaia Goldman Enn K. Ltpp Christine J. Gromer Oliver L. Luby Paul T. Ja ger Gregory A Mann Geoffrey B. Quinn Leif F. Meneke Lorelet E. Stepp Tracie L. Merritt Adam D. Stone Martha E. Mulvany George Wade Swtcord Nicholas L. T ampio John F. T urbiville Jr. Class of '90 Scott W. Abrams Kevin Arlyck Christopher C. Brand Charlene C. Bredder Ariel P. Cannon Renee D. Crain J. Martin Daughtry Moria D. Fernandez Helga B. Fuller Roderick S. Grant Amy E. Hank Elizabeth A Heath Katherine E. Knopp Todd D. Leonhardt Altom M. Maglio Jordan S. Marks William E. McMullan Lauro L. Oviatt Jeffrey T. Pittman Rachel M. Poynter Robert N. Rodgers Mitchell L. Silverman Jill L Stansbury Steven H. Wetter Brad M. Wier Melissa A Williams Nicole M. Wood Class of '89 Kristin A Ahrens Doyno Ayers Baumeister Corinne V. Blencoe Lisa M. Boothby Elizabeth D. Brewster Andrew H. Cohen Keith S. Coker Emily A Earle John R. Gillette Bonnie C. Gorlo Aaron Hillegass Jeanie C. Hoehn T ricio D. Hopkins Guy Joro Sabrina E. Joseph Victor Lewis Dona A. Lockwood Corrie Carrel Loewenherz George M Luer Malcolm A Maclachlan Jennifer Gore Maglio Luke T. Murphy Juliano Pare-Biagoeb Christian M. Perez Jonathan E. Pickhordt -------------------------Gilda T. Saakes Who's a member? David L. Solierno All New College graduates are members of the New College Alumnaefi Mark M. Sanders Assodation and membership is available, by request, to any person who Melissa A Schaub successfully completed at least one term at New College. Michael J. Serulneck Mary D. Tyll That's not the year I graduated! Ronnie L. Wetter The association, by vote of the members present at the 1989 annual meeting (held each spring on campus during the annual reunion), identifies alums by entering class year. A$ an important part of the Who's is charge? The association is a self-supporting, autonomous adjunct of the New College Foundation, which is a 50lc(3) corporation. It is governed by a board of directors, 10 of whom are elected by the membership in odd-numbered years to serve two-year terms. The board may also appoint up to eight additional directors to serve for terms of up to two years. At present, the board comprises 14 people, all volunteers who pay their own expenses to come to meetings and serve the college. Current board members are listed on page 16. New College community, alumnae/i haue a special opportuni4J and responsibirity to assure that New College offers the best that it can while also prouiding to innooate. 9


10 fficu1[Q gjou 1996-97 Cofltttibutottd Jennifer B Williams Class of '88 Sarah l. Boorman Sherri Lea Clements Bunch Nicolas T. Cook Kirsten E. Cooke Sharon L. Corwin Stacey A. Curtis Elaine B. Day Lisa A Day Carla M. Eastis Madeline Puckett Gillette Jennifer L. Glanville Justin E. Graham Julie Hansen Wendy F. Hoon Chris Hubbard Cheryl P. Jacob Lois E. Kent George E King Jr. Franz E. Loewenherz Kimberly Mundt Mann Lisa M. Milot Harrem F. Monkhorst Jeffery T Morton ion J. Norris Duncan Odom Michael P. Palmer Stacey L. Parks Shannon R. Payne Jodi Brondehoff Pracht Susan L. Rutherford Samantha Scolomiero Sarah S. Silver Judith A. Stanton Steve R. Waldman Jennifer A Whi!ten David A Wright This can be accomplishecl by the fulfillment of the following objectives: Class of '87 Grant A. Balfour Susanne Hauger Ann Dwyer Andre Michael A. Burton Nishma Herrera-Daya Libby Bailey Lourie Cameron Joan P. Hourican Justin Bloom An-Chih Chang Patrick D Keller Arlynda L. Boyer Jennifer E. Cooper Russell H. Kennedy Laney A Bruner Krystin J. Draper Margie Knouff Larry Bunch John R. Evans Suzanne McDermott Ann M. Burget Michael J. Ferguson Lisa G McGregor Michael H. Campbell Monica M. Gaughan Johnston Merrill Cole Jennifer S Gronick Keith A Mills Gwen Y. Davies Amy Hale John D. Mullen Glenn C. Douglas Rowan J. Jacobsen Julie A Osterling Joanne M. Dramko Merlin D. Mann Nathan J. Pfluger Denny Genovese Adam Oler Leon F. Porter Todd Hop pock Evon H Owens Etienne E. Pracht Cheryl M. Horner Adam L. Rasky Steven D. Prenner Robin L. Kirkpatrick Deanna M. Rieder Jonathon D Salem Jefferey S. Lagozzino Karen P. Stosiowski Kama Diann Schultz Gina S Lanier Kathryn L. Stein Benny P. Shum Monica L Lewman Sherry Silveus Tucker David H. Thornton Michael K. McKnight Tina Suau Vrablic John Wong Kibby A Munson Mark E. Wilkens Class of '84 Joseph E. Pettit Jr. Ann M. Matthew J. Posner Wnorowski-Peconie Jannice Ashley Elizabeth F. Salierno Class of '85 Anne M. Boker Eric Schickler Jennifer L. Burke Susan E Stone Lib Aubuchon David A. Cape Christina L. Trivett William M. Brown Carlye Hendershot Elizabeth Rudow Joyce Hewes Dennehy Conley Vernaglia Lauro J. Ericson Walter B. Duque de Lawrence W. Vernaglio Melissa J. Fleck Estrada Koren Volkman Grace Roegner Sondra C. Englert lisa E. Whalley White freedman John Everett Patricio Frew Michael J. Freedman Class of '86 Dennis M Gephordt Kathryn M. Galt Athena B. Baldwin Richard A. Giardino Julie A Green Michele Gregoire William B. Graben II Harry Brody '79 and Melanie Hubbard '84 at the Sarasota-Manatee chapter picnic.


ffiank gjou 1996-97 Ann McKinley Hoorman W. Jeffery Edenfield Susan Mayfield Tedesco Kei Kishimoto Andrew L. Howlett Corrie Kastner Hamby Matthew I. Wahl Michael A La T orro Melanie A Hubbard Carol Kearney High William C. Kerr W. T. William Class of '79 Charlene J. Lenger Danforth N. Lincoln Moira R. Kiltie Kaufmann Herman Kopecek Amy C. Kimball Valerie L. Alger Seth B. Lipsey Keith D. Berggren Keith Losh Hannah L. Latham E. Randall Lanier Patricia Murer Cynthia A Linke-Lewis Sharon Phillips Brennan Sharon R. Motola Caroline A Chambliss James J. McDonald Jr. Elizabeth T. Pare Sybil A Lombillo Kirsi Ruokokoski Harry Moulis Gina P. Pignato Jeffrey P. Muench Joni Burnette Pirnot David A Shatz Drogosljvich Lisa A. Norris Isabelle A Fetherston Luther A Peacock James F. Rogauskos Crist A Sperling Ronald L. Fisher Jr. Felice C. Schulaner David W. Russell William C. Wolfe Julie Galassini Kent T. Simendinger Marcelo Swiger Schiller Matthew Schiller Class of '81 Deni S. Galileo Desiree Howell Smolin Rebecca A Shepardson Thomas A Berres Virginia Phillips Ganley Roy S. Tedesco Gerold N. Gaul Valerie Ethridge Leslie S. Smart Alice A Burton Lauro George Gitlin Tharnish Amy G. Smoker Susan J. Dauer Helen C. Kesler Jonathon B. Turner James H. Tietsworth Shawn Dougherty Valerie D. Lehr Susan H. Vinton Deborah Seemann Floro M. Gagliostro Christopher J. LoFrisco Patricio Quets West Lindsay A LoFrisco Marie C. Wolfgang Turner Teresa A Hogan Patrika Vaughn Lauro D. Johnston Elizabeth R. Mackenzie Class of ,77 Dione Dittmann Jesse White Sean A Lincoln Mauri A Ziff Todd D. McCormick Manchester Madelyn Roll Badger Class of '83 Pauline Adema Valerie L. Brown Robert E. Clayton Susan Sopoznikoff Foltz Benjamin J. Ford William G. Giltinon Jr. Lisa Gordon Scott D. Hines Elisabeth Emmanuel Keller J. William Memory Leslie A Miller Susan L. Montgomery Judith A Newton Gina E. Pesono Bret Pettichord Breg itte R. Pracht David E. Sackin Philippe P. Seminet Jonathan R. T rushenski Gabrielle Vail Class of '82 Madeline N. Altabe Mary Janis Andrews James F. Belanger Daniel F. Birn Laura L. Coogan Sharon A Monsour Lisa Siegfried Bohn Michael F. McDuffie Mark Bondurant Joanne Meyer David T. Mullins William F. Patton Stuart J. Phillips Sherry D. Schreck Carla D. Schroer Rey A. Sia Dooney Tickner Sonia Wu Susan M. Oliveto Dione Basara Britton Steve Pirnot Janice C. Broda Jody Emerson Quintana Sharon Corthew Juan J. Quintana Chester Gabrielle Church Bonnie Sehenuk Russell Fitzgerald Christina L. Salter T od E. Gentille Robert B. Salzberg David L. Giancoli Class of '80 Adam T ebrugge Thomas L. Hamby Jr. Dawn M. Bialy Robert W. T onnies Victoria A Kazmerski Grover F. Champion Jr. Eric B. Walzer Kimberly J. Keene James H. Geiger Robert C. Westerfeldt Grace Puckett La T orro Marjorie Mack Genter Mark H. Winston Robert K. Lincoln Derrill Goldizen Andrew A Workman Cynthia L. Fronk E. Hommel Martin-Berger Munn Hommel Class of '78 Mark Q. David S. Johansson Charles J. Briggs Martindale Marcella A. Kolmeier Anderson G. Brown Lindo A Lacewell Craig A Brown Elizabeth R. McCain JoLynn Carroll William D. Niemand Clancy A Cavnar Elizabeth A. Osuch Rita L. Ciresi Paul W. Pare Andrea S. Deeb Ron Rostow FrankS. Dopp Michael Samra DeeAnn Ringfelt Garey Donald B. Sanderson Molly Hoopes Lori A Shoemaker Michelle Ippolito Julie B. Skoby Glenn Kirkconnell providing targeted financial support; 11


ffian{Q qJou 1996-97 Cont!tibuto!td Stephanie Gillespie Judith Mendelsohn Elise K. Gunst Class of '72 Melnick Rood Terence J. Hoopes Kristin T oylor Amber Juliana Poulsen Mosley Douglas L. Schmidt Thomas J. Kapostasy Allison L Atkinson Michael L. Mosley David M. Smolin Lesley S. Koplow Donna E. Baker Ivan A Myjer Henry C. Smyth Deborah Fagen Lee Ellen M. Bollard Lea Curry Nigon Larry W. Stults Raymond S. Lesser Wendy E. Baron Sally Priest R. Scott Thompson Glen R. Merzer Sarah Bennett Joe M. Quick JoAnn Weisenford Sandra A Morrill Joyce E. Boehmer Andrew J. Ransick Allison H. Wilcox Mark C. Mudge Beth Brown Russel J. Repp Janice S. Wilke Beverly Brown Nash John H. Buchanan Vikki Busca Robertson Class of '75 Barbara Stabin Nesmith Mark R. Buntaine Cynthia A Roessler Andrea Martz Norfleet David Burkhart Olga T. Ronay John Biggers James A Parry Elizabeth L. Carney Dan Ryan Doriane E. Brown Sam H. Patterso_n II Frazier Carraway Stephen C. Sensoli Claire Bailey Carraway Richard E. Shopir? Kevin R. Coffey Jodi L. Siegel Bridget Patton Conant Susan Cohen Smith Philip J. Cohen Daniel M. Stults Carl D. Costello Kate Schwettmon Anne Riggen Colello Nancy L. Winfrey Matthew B. Curtis Sorensen Mark E. Davis Class of '76 Lonnie M. Draper Dennis P. Swaney David Disend Richard A Drummond William T. Thompson Emily H. Feigenson Cheryl E. Beach Andrea J. Ginsky Robert E. T urffs RobertS. Fish Gary D. Berkowitz Edward M. Greenfield Tab L. Uno Ray Gasser Karen Lind Brauer Jeanne Jochens Class of '73 Leslie Boxer Glass Judith L. Burns Gilliam Johnston Catherine Roberts Susan C. Burns Lynann Dixon Kashner Ronald L. Bergwerk Gorvine Mary L. Cameron William I. Knopf Anne Brennan James W. Gutner Kate Chandler Betsy Kubick Elizabeth A Bryant Nancy C. Haber Jeffrey Cianci Marjorie Lewis Ellen Glessner Burrows Ann M. Joyner Peggy Coleman Monica McGregor Edward A Chadd Sheri L. Katz Laurie J. Oils Dana Davidson Dale R. Dagenbach Adam G. Carol Flint Newman Ruth I. Dreessen Keman-Schloss Bruce W. Glassford Peter A Ross Aron Z. Edidin Bruce D. Kohrmon Robert S. Glazier Peter M. Russell Robin Hoffmaster Cathy A Krall John L. Hansen Timothy A. Seaver Edidin James D. Lock Debra A Jenks D. Lynn Serviss Margee Ensign Scott H. Matthews Aric A Johnson Alexis A Simendinger Montgomery K. Fisher Judith K. Mauer Mike Losche Jonathan S. Smiga Cheryl Flax-Davidson Polly Morris Larry Lewack Johan P. Suyderhoud Vicki Harris Flock Jeffrey J. Prior Joseph J. Melnick Peter J. T epley B. Janet Hibbs James W. Pritchard Linda L. Mytinger-Tyson Devora E. Tulcensky Julian M. Kaplin Jr. Seth M. Reiss Alan Newman Randy Winchester Jonathan E. Kroner Mark A Roth Class of '74 Phillip G. Logsdon Ann E. Samuelson encouraging Brian Maxson Neil H. Schecker Michael A Armstrong Eva Pischnotte Martin A Schwartz academic Robert D. Atkinson McGuigan Russell B. Selman excellence by Cheri Belz Randall T. Moon Jane Dudley Skinner comr.lementing existing or Betsy Crabtree William T. Norfleet Kathleen M. Smith creating new programs which Tom Dayton Rick Reibman David Smolker utilize the skills ana Amy G. Dickman William T. Reynolds Ill Nancy Snyder experiences of alumnae/ i to Jeri L. Fockelman Mary L. Ruiz Katherine Armendt Kevin Flynn Robert 0. Rush Jr. Sorci enrich student and Joan Fowler M.L. Vanessa Vogel Stephen S. Sparks fauclty life; Adam J. Ginensky A Marie Sprayberry 12 Jennifer L. Gloss


Sally A. Stephens Rory J. Sutton Linda Mitchell Thompson Mary Hill Wise Jerome P. Wood Class of '71 Marcy Denmark Manning John A. Massa Ken Zafren Class of '70 Andrew L. McDaniel Joy T. Barnitz Thomas C. McGuigan Alan S. Berlow James A. Mercer-Smith John F. Blakeslee Leonard Monteith Ellen Goldhamer Julie Johnson Bollinger Melissa H. Birch Omohundro Debra Bonino Robert G. Brunger Nancy J. Reichman Greg Brooks Daniel F. Chambliss Dana P. Reinhold Lynda Loss Caesara Jeffrey P. Chanton Karen L. Rembold Colleen Clark Margaret Chapman MoreS. Rudow Freddie M. Clary Sherri Mcindoe Condon Bryna S. Siegel Dana R. Clyman Mary E. Connors David L. Smith William B. Conerly John D. Corrigan Wendy A. Smith Edward F. Connor Richard E. Doblin Robert E. Stillman Lindo Convissor William C. Dudley Douglas G. Stinson Thomas M. Corwin Richard S. Eissenstot Candy Boyd Suffern Nancy Hopper Ron H. Flax-Davidson Lynne M. T arakan DeCherney David L. Goldman Sally Felder Tuohy Amy S. Diamond Debra R. Hachen Lisa McGaughey Tuttle Elaine Howard Nancy L. Hammond Madeline Snow l ypadis Ferwerda Charles Harb Wendell P. Wagner Jr. Ruth E. Folit Jaime Henriquez Katherine Talbot Carol L. Gaskin Kim Pauly Irish Wakefield Lisa Feigelis Goldring Steve Jacobson F. Lone Williamson Thomas S. Groenfeldt Todd Jamieson Amy C. Willis David B. Hakon Steve Kaplan Michael J. Winkleman Francis G. Hertz Nancy Kriegel William D. Witherspoon Samuel H. Howell Jr. Linda Squillace Jackson Eileen Stubensky Jacobs Richard A. Kahn Keith I. Kennedy David B. Land Candace J. Lang Julie A. Levy Ginger Lyon Andrew McCormick Barbara Mellen Gary J. Montin Julie K. Morris John C. Mueller David D. Mukai Charles Murphy __ ___:._;.;;., J iII Pe II a ri n An NCM student grant helped Heidi Paskoski combine her interests in sculpture and physics to design and construct this play structure on the bayfront just north of College Hall. It's adult-sized, so try it out the next time you're on campus. William M. Quay Bryon S. Reid Ill Leslie S. Reinherz Andrew J. Sacks Carla J. Sarett Nathan Schwartz Barry J. Sheingold James D. Shoemaker David M. Silverman Beverly Simmons Sloan Thomas N. Sorrell Susan J. Spieker David A. Staunton William H. Swanson Christopher R. Von Dyk Kathy J. Wallens Carol D. Worner Marc L. Weinberg Betsy Wells Class of '69 Lyssa M. Andersson Mark A. Andrews Thomas C. Atchison Anthony L. Bass Martha E. Beauchamp Noel C. Bickford Jeanne F. Bojarski Michael A Carasik Stephen R. Coats Raphael Colb Lewis F. Dalven Edward J. DeAngelo George W. Fifield Ira K. Glasser Thomas M. Goodridge Casey Green Janet J. Gusukumo Edward J. Henley Patricia Barrand Hermon John E. Horn Joel S. Judd John F. Klein Harvey Klinger Joy Lentini representing alumnae/i within the New College community and beyond; 13


ffiatt{Q qjou 1996-97 Cotttlttbuto!td Judith Kaye Lentini Timothy A. Kohler Thomas M. White John L. Hart Mary Jo Neitz William J. Kopiecki Class of '66 Cheryl D. Hess Nancy Needham Ross M Madden Dole Hickam Newman Christine Worner Paul D. Adomites Allan Jaworski Thomas R. Newman McClain Bruce M. Allen Julie Means Kane Henry Patterson F. Anderson McKenney Kit A. Arbuckle Jet Lowe Vincent C. Peck John D. Moody Donald M. Aronoff Abby Allgood Misemer Rob A. Phillips Gail Farkas Munger Jacques U. Baenziger David C. Moore Dennis F. Saver Philip L. Notermonn Claudio A. Blair Kenneth F. Moore Lynwood Sawyer Carol Slade Susan D Borkowski Jerrold L. Neugarten Eleni Malanos John A. Van Ness Barbara Sieborowska Richard F. Ogburn Silverman R. Elizabeth Watson Ceo Margaret Spurrell Eileen Curley Tweed Tom Yori Michael R. Curry Okere Michael Tweed L. David Zube Mimi Donnoy Edna Walker Paulson Allie Roberts Wade S. Anya Litwin Woestwin Class of 67 Drew Douglas Lawrence Paulson Jean P. Feingold Vicki Pearthree Raeburn Susan Zuckermon-Attos David J. Adams Cynthia C. Gates Deane L. Root Class of '68 Koren M. Adams Patrice Bobier Alan Campion George T. Chappell Paz Cohen Gayle Coons Jack Cousineau Susan Alkema do Silva John D. Dohrmann Kathleen S. Fasnacht Helen R Gabel Don Goldberg Janet Goldwater J. Alexander Hagerty William S Hermon Diane Kelly Hill Kennard R. Honick Jennifer Hurst Roger J. Klurfeld seruing as a liaison between former New College students and the current New College community, which includes but is not limited to: students. faculty. staff, the New College Foundation, local community. and friends of the 14 institution; Sharron Shelton Barbaro Hanna Lucius A. Salisbury Ill Arbuckle Claudio Bolin Harding Leslie T. Schockner Dorothy Bobb-Mossey Leander S. Harding Jr. Theodore M. Daniel R. Boehmer Elizabeth Reid Holter Shoemaker David H. Burck Beth Schouerhamer Class of '64 Marion Bussey Kuehn Kathleen M. Capels K. Linda Thomas L. Bell Charlotte G. Corter Moeller-Monsour Raymond W. Bennett Zelia E. Ellshoff Gary M. Moriello Fay Clayton Constance Cormier R. H. Seth Piercy John M. Cranor Ill Gartner David L. Rottman Carola Hoigne Fleener Timothy J. Hartnett David B. Schwartz James W. Fleener Christine A. Hope Elizabeth Crosby lnge Fryklund James T. Hungelmann Schwartz Bruce Guild Nicholas E. Munger Nancy Orr Storey Charles H. Hamilton Norbert Musial Harris E. Taylor Kenneth R. Hammond Debora Godfrey Reinert Janis K. Wolak Paul K. Honsma Elisha Piller Renne Class of '65 Carol Worby Holder Samuel D. Sapp Pauline Jung Kehoe William E. Schaub David R. Allen Kenneth R. Misemer Creighton Smith Irving Benoist Bloss Roberta Luther O'Brien Timothy E Snyder Deirdre Fennessy John B. O'Neil Curtis C. Stokes Daniel 0. Haggarty Moira Cosgrove Pate .-A New College has been named to MONEY e magazine's top 10 "Best Buys in Education" list. filii"""' ,.., \N \ Increases in state tuition over the last two years '""e 6 on ''>eS are at least partially responsible for the drop from \S # ,, X st last year's #2 ranking. "It's nice to be in the top ,U'/ \ I 0, and if you look at the list, we offer a much different atmosphere from the others-much smaller and more intimate," Interim Dean and Warden Doug langston told the Sarasota Herald Tribune.


qJou 1996-97 Charles F. Raeburn Jeanne Rosenberg Betsy Ash Sanford Henry E Thomas Jr. Samuel Treynor Roy Van Vleck David M Walton F. Mark Whittaker Carol Ann Wilkinson Federated Department Store Great Western Bank GTE Foundation Harcourt Genera l Harleysville Insurance Compan ies IBM Corporation Kirkland & E llis Foundation The McGraw-Hill Matching Gift Companies Companies Foundation (Match i ng gift payments Monsanto Fund were rece i ved during the The NCR Foundation fiscal year from these Northern T elecom/BN R companies and Procter and Gamble foundations. The list does Fund not i nclude matching gift Sony USA Foundation pledges made during the Inc year but not received by State Form Compon1es June 30.) Foundot'n Addison Wesley Longman American Express Student Loan Marketing Ass c. Sun Microsystems Foundation Bernie's Coffee & Teo Prof. Sao Bong Choe Company Mary E. Clark '73 Book Bazaar Prof Lynndon Clough Cafe Koldi Esteban De Miranda Coffe' Classico '79 Charl i e's News Renee F Denma r k Chutney's Etc... David Dunn '86 Mr. & Mrs. Will i am M. Mr. & Mrs. Dwight B. Clark Gal t Jr. Einst ein Bagels Kevin S. Goehring '75 El Greco Cafe Larry Gurel '70 Elysian Fields Max L. Hibbs Kanega Prof. Marion C. Hoppin Peter A. Kazaks Mauricio Hosie Kingsley's Book Jerry Houston '7 4 Emporium WilliamS. Jelin '71 K i nko's Joseph Keilty Manhattan Bagel Dorothy C. Knopf Mim's Healthy Gourmet Antino Leonelli and Ms Irene L. Nordine Stephanie Wnorowski John 0. Rich Prof. Roger Renne Sarasota Film Society Prof. Ronald Riddle Siam Orchid Alfred L. Scheinberg '66 Skate Port Prof.l Martin Shorter Gifts were made in Gifts were made in Foundation Andersen Foundation AT&T Foundation Other contributors, memory of: honor of: including local Joseph Bellucci Jr. '73 Prof. Margaret Bates Bell core businesses Hilda Mae Bishop Adam Kernan-Schloss Coutts & Co AG DST Systems, Inc Jack Eckerd Corp. Anthony's Italian Deli Prof. Arthur Ross Prof. John Morrill and Catering Borden Jr. Prof. Jim Roth Foundation Pamela M. Askin Pat Bryant Prof. Maria Vespari Prof Peter Buri Credits Cooer, Top left-Students on the Outward Bound ISP in Jan. 1997 in the Florida Everglades. Part of the funding for the project came from an NCAA Student Grant. Photo by Jono Miller. Cover, Top Right-Suzanne McDermott '85. songwriter and folksinger, was an A lumnae/ i Fellow in Feb. 1997. Photo by Mary Jaworek. Cooer, Bottom Left-The Palm Court in the Pei donns definitely appears to be the "center of the universe" in this photo for admissions' viewbook. Cooer, Bottom Right Sarasota artist Richard Capes graciously allowed his painting of the historic Caples mansion to be used on the cover of the '97 Alumnae/ i Directory. Pages I 0 & I 3, Carol Ann Wilkinson New College Alumnae/i Association Annual Report is printed and distributed by ew College Alumnae/ i Association at a cost of $ I 09 per copy. Contact NCAA by mail (5 700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243-2197), phone/fax (941-359-4324) or e -mail (ncalum@sar and offering oigilance and institutional memory. 15


16 JVetv eo/lege A!ttlllltae/i Associatiolt Board of Directors 1997 -I 998 President: Alexis A. Simendinger '75-81; Alexandria, Va., White House Correspondent, National Journal, Washington, D.C. Secretary: Michael H Campbell '87-91; Tampa, Fla., visiting faculty, University ofT ampa Treasurer: Kenneth R Misemer 64-68 ; New Port Richey, Fla .. Attorney, Misemer Caroline A. Chambliss '79-8:2; Nokomis, Fla., Program Director, Girls Inc., Sarasota, Fla. Margee Ensign '73-77; Bethesda, Md., Director, Development Studies, Tulane University, Washington, D .C. Maria D. Fernandez 90 -94; Cicero, Ill., Development Assistant, Meadville-Lombard Theological School, Chicago. Ill. Susan Sapoznikoff Foltz '83-87; Tallahassee. Fla., Attorney, Granger, Santry, Mitchell Heath James E. Foster '73-77; Nashville, Tenn., Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University Don Goldberg '68-7:2; Los Angeles, Calif., Associate Dean of the faculty and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Occidental College Dale Hickam 65-68 ; Tallahassee, Fla., Deputy Staff Director, Ways and Means Committee of Florida Senate Robert K Lincoln '77 -83; Sarasota, Fla., Product Manager, lnfresco Dan Ryan '77-83; New Haven, Conn. Coordinator, New Haven City Room, Institution for Social Policy Studies, Yale University David Smolker '72 -77; Land O 'Lakes, Fla. Attorney, Bricklemyer Smolker Solves, Tampa, Fla. Ex-Officio Members Martha Alter and Matthew Grieco, NCSA Co-Presidents Douglas Langston, Interim Dean and Warden. New College Rolland V. Heiser, President, New College Foundation Alumnae/ i Director Carol Ann Wilkinson '64-67, Bradenton, Fla. Summary of Income & Expenditures July I 1996 June 30 1997 Beginning Balance 7 / 1 / 96 $:27, 820 .95 Unrestricted 8548 96 Restricted :2 13, 514 .94 Endowments $ 249 884 .85 1996 -97 Income 68 562.67 Unrestricted Contributions 3 8 34.50 Restricted Contributions (temporary) 6:2 ,OS 5 2 3 Restricted Contributions (permanent) 2,905 00 Reunion Income 556 96 Realized Gain 4584 .72 Unrestricted Investment Income Investment Income $ 154, 797 .93 :25, 082 69 Unrealized Gain 1996 -97 Expenditures 3 755 .21 10.497 00 6 000 00 6 824 .87 19, 563 66 3,574 00 15,:205.97 8:24. 95 37,7:20.39 11, 855 .72 5 783 63 121,605.40 9,161.96 $130,767.36 Direct Support for New College Student Grants Faculty Development Alumnae/ i Fellows Gateway Scholars (submitted for match) Chapters/Reunion Publications Campus Network Personnel Office Expense Fund Raising Costs Transfer to Endowments Ending Balance 6 / 30 /97 22,48 7 09 Unrestricted 3, 7 4 2 I 2 Restricted for programs 36,7:2 1 07 Chae Chair & Gateway Scholars 245 209.59 NCAA Endowments* $ 308,159.87 Market Value Contact the alumnae/ i office! for a more detailed statement of income and disbursements.


CLASS Notes LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) Jo-Do (short stick). He is also a black jack card counting veteran and casino "comp wizard." Karen Lundmark Killebrew (Oak land, Ca.)continues to pursue her in terest in environmental and cultural tourism. She was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Ecotour-" ism Society and is the founding mem ber ofFartners in Responsible Tour ism in San Francisco. Thorn Miranda and his wife, Rob erta Meyers, (Minneapolis, Minn.) an nounce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Marie Miranda, born on Feb. 9, 1997. Thorn is an entrepreneur and attorney, Roberta is a geriatrician. Candice Reffe (Northampton, Mass.) remarks on how strange it seems to be part of making a new generation. Her son Ezekiel was born in April 1995. She is still sleep de prived ... Jim Sick is teaching English as a foreign language at Chuo University in Tokyo and, on rare occasions, per forms original jazz-fusion composi tions with the 28th or so version of MOBIUS. He and his wife, Ikumi, have a one-and-a-half-year-old son named Maiki. They are trying hard to bring him up as a bilingual. Lisa McGaughey Tuttle is an inde pendent curator affiliated with the Arts Festival of Atlanta. She had a solo exh1bition of her work in Decem ber and January at the Sandler Hud son Gallery in Atlanta. The show was entitled "Her Place: the order of things." Her work has been included in several group exhibits in Charlotte, Greenville, S.C., and Atlanta. In her current position she plans to travel to the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel. 72 Mark and Kris Taylor Amber celebrated daughter Jennifer's third birthday on May 7th. Kristin is in her 21st year at Digital Equipment Corporation where she manages business operations and tnes not to take it personally. In recognition of their hard work, Mark and Kris have been paid to continue working at Digital. Stephen Ludwig is a senior software en gineer at Soquel in Santa Cruz, Ca. classroom to its training, documentation and support service offerings. 7 4 One of Michael Armstrong's short stories, "Remains," was featured in the June 29 Baylife section of the Tampa Tribune. That's a long way from his home in Homer, Alaska. Scott Sachnoff is happily married to Theodora (Dory) Rand. They have two adopted kids, Joel (4\.7) and Monica is a 17-year-vet/lifer at the City of Chicago's Law Department, prosecuting slumlords. He recently tossed his name in with 350 others for 18 slots that are open for Cook County Circuit Court judge. He says Alumnae/i Fellow Billy Paffon '81, Boulder, Colo., presented a classi cal piano concert on campus on April 5. Ahimsa Gilbert, cello, and Paul Wolfe, violin, joined him for a Brahms trio. In addition, Patton met with students to dis cuss challenges and issues facing the professional musician and presented a recital lecture. 7 5 Dory Cartlidge Lock (Sarasota) is the communications specialist for Ringling School of Art and Design. She works with the media, writes stuff, promotes the school, etc., and loves it. "To me, educating the world's artists and designers is as vital as educating its scientists and scholars." Dory adds he's not holding his breath. He often sees charter class graduate, Fay dayton-his father's wife, and occasionally sees her son, Scott Giese '88. Nancy Snyder is in her third ca reer. She's site coordinator for the "Children & Parents 1st" program in Olympia, Wash. She wonders what the next one will be. Nancy and her husband, Gary, have been married al most 17 years and have a daughter, Hannah (15). 73 Cathy Wallach has moved her company, Perfect Access Software Training, to beautiful new offices on Madison Ave. in New York City. Perfect Access has taken 4,000 square feet to add macro/template development and an off-site that Ringling School has been working with recent NC grad, Anne Tazewell (USF/NC's resource conservationist), on environmental initiatives. Dory has two children, Chelsea (9) and Wesley (5). Jackie Fauls was married-for the first time-in July 1996. She joins her husband, Kent Gooch, in the family citrus business in Plant City, Fla. Af ter a career in the Florida Legislative arena, Jackie now likes to refer to herself as a "gentlewoman farmer." Elaine Goldenberg Katz and her husband, Richard Katz, (Santa Mon ica, Ca.) have adopted a son, Neal (2). He came to them from Ekatrinburg, Russia. Robert Mack writes from Costa Rica that he is desperate to find and


CLASS Notes LISTEO ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) eat Newman's Own Organic Choco late Bars. joy Ellen Peace (Miami, Fla.) is a park ranger at Oleta River State Rec reation Area. She is in the process of changing her name back to Elena Maria Fredericka Muratori. Chris Rovero (Alexandria, Va.) has moved from the international con sulting business to an international development nonprofit organization, the Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, where he is a program officer in the renew able energy division. working primar ily on activities in the Philippines and Mexico. Betty Rushton is in the process of instrumenting the stormwater research site at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Come see! jaye Tullai has sold her yacht bro kerage company and is relocating to Houston, Tex. after 12 years in the Caribbean. 7 6 Laurie Oils (Vancouver) was married in 1995. She works for Planned Parenthood and as a consultant for an abortion clinic. She plans to move back to Washington state this year. Congratulations to Lany Lewack and Peggy MacDonald on the safe ar rival of their daughter, Ruby Laurel Lewack-MacDonald, on AprillO. Ruby was born at their horne in Burling ton, Vt., with the assistance of two nurse-midwives. Check out the NCAA Web Site Set your browser to http:/ / Recent additions include a review by David Schwartz '65 of New Col lege: The First Thirty Years by Furman Arthur. Here's an excerpt: {Arthur tells] the story not merely of New College but the story of an artistic creation of a unique and visionary sort. It is a story of the artists and the visions that would not let them alone, oftheir too-human .frailties, both individual and collectively, and how the thirty years' labor turned out. For me and I suspect many who were in the Palm Court with me in those early years, it is a sort of"story outside a story." As tumultuous as events within our bubble were, they cannot be really understood without reference to the events that were taking place, without our notice, outside of it. And, what novocollegian doesn't have an opinion on the topic Radi cal Education ? VJ Viqueira suggested we publish comments by Professor Roger Renne from 1987. Renne's comments begin New College was founded-nearly 25 years ago-

CLASSNotes LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) were married on April 26 in a garden wedding at her aunt's Whitfield home on Sarasota Bay. Virginia Phillips Ganley came from Aptos, Calif., with her husband and daughter for the festivities. Caroline is now program director for Girls Inc. Eric Walzer is the Latin finance and operations manager at Sony Recording Media in Miami. 8 0 Susan Mayfield Tedesco and husband Roy '78 have two children. Trever is three and Amelia was born in Oct. 1996. Everyone is healthy and happy. Lewis Taub has recently been ap pointed medical director of respira tory therapy and pulmonary rehab at Hilton Head (S.c.) Hospital. 81 Gregory Balke moved in Nov. 1997 from Tajikistan to Australia where he is the legal/liaison officer for Papua, New Guinea and the South Pacific for United Nations High (commissioner for Refugees. Gregory is based in Canberra and says that after the gunfire of the Tajikistan civil war, the green quiet of Canberra is a welcome hiatus, mentally and physically. Congratulations to Laurie Noller! Her first film, Hub Cap World, won 20 international awards. A feature ver sion is forthcoming. Laurie lives in Stone Ridge, N.Y. 82 Mark Gottlieb and julie Viens (Cambridge, Mass.) have spawned! Sophia Quinn Gottlieb's website is http:f/ Thomas William Ronca (Burbank, Calif.) is a logger and assistant editor at Bunim/Murray Productions. He is cutting promos for MTV's ROAD RULES, some of which should appear on cable this August. Susan Traynham lives in Callao, Va., and is paying for a point of NCAA Accepting Boat Donations By Spozy Foltz '83, Chair, NCAA Special Projects Committee wooded hillside just minutes from the Chesapeake. She writes to john, Jan, Courtney, Tina and Mel, "I miss you." Cally Waite (New York City) completed her Ph.D. at Harvard and, on the same day she handed in the final copies of her dissertation, she was of fered a job. A very good day! She's now an assistant professor of history and education at Columbia University Teachers College. Now working as a first v.p. for Great Western Financial, Willy Wolfe heads the asset management liability department. He lives in Bell Canyon, on the west side of the San Fernando Valley. He would love to hear from other alums. C. Donald Woodard has changed his name to Chase Brady. Chase lives in Oxford, Ohio, were he is working on his second master's degree, in physics, at Miami University. Do you remember cruising around Sarasota Bay the Sail/Trail Club, Marine Biology program and Environ-and the Gulf of Mexico in a ski boat as a New College ........._ mental Studies Program. Any school group that needs a student? As an environmental studies or marine biology student did you enjoy gathering research data from the school's dive ships? YOU DON'T???? Well, it's probably because the school did not have those types of resources to offer students. And that is really a shame given New College's bay side setting. Well, that is all about to change -we hopei boat can get one. Boats that are not needed will be auc tioned, with the proceeds used to fund NCAA programs such as Student Grants, Alumnae/i Fellows and Faculty Development Grants. The boat donors enjoy the tax benefits of giving to a non-profit organization, not having to fuss with the sale of the boat or paying to maintain a boat that cannot be sold as After years of investigation, the New College Alum..,,.,,..v"' as hoped. Please check with your tax adviser regarding the value assigned to the donated boat for any subsequent nae/i Association is poised to launch its Boat Donation Program this year. In addition to the ideal waterfront setting, New College also is fortunate to be located in an affluent area where residents are able to replace and upgrade the tools of their hobbies. We have notified local marinas, yacht dubs and boat dealers of the avail ability of the NCAA to accept boat donations. The great thing about this plan is that EVERYONE is a winner II The school benefits from the use of boats for tax treatment. If you own a boat that you have outgrown, or grown tired of, please consider donating it to the NCAA. If you know someone with such a boat, please tell them of the many wonderful programs and students at New College that could benefit from the donation of their boat.


CLASSNotes LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) 84 Jannice Ashley (Chapel Hill, N.c.) is a master' s student in city and regional planning at Chapel Hill and would love to talk to any alums interested in the field. She writes that Mary Tippens '79 is also a student. jannice attended the wedding of carlye Hendershot Conley '84 and Michael Conley in August 1996. Alums Dave Sackin '83 and Ub Aubuchon '85 were there. As a partner with Peters, Roberts, Borsuk and Taylor in Tucker Ga., Ab bie Taylor looks at the positive. She can vacation when she wants. She writes that her three-legged dog P.D. (Public Defender) bought a house and lets her stay there. Abbie visited Sherry Conger Robinson '84 in Mass. last fall to see the colors. 85 Usa McGregor Johnston Oama i ca), is happy that she is in touch with alum friends, in spite of distance. In May, joan Hourican '85 visited for four days of hiking and snorkeling. Lisa has been in touch with Robin Schofield '85, and Julie Osterling '85 was a bridesmaid at her November 1996 wedding to Charles johnston. Keith Mills is enjoying his first year as a teacher at TASIS in England He writes that he is teaching western civilization, economics and govern ment. He lives in the dorms and sponsors both the student council and the astronomy club. An alert reader sent us a copy of an entertaining article in the Sarasota paper. Ben Prescott discussed a com mon experience hearing your par ent speak and discovering it was really you. Eric Siegel (Orlando) will marry Lisa Ashburn on November 22, 1997 Lisa is a technical writer with Ciber in Orlando. 8 6 Athena Baldwin is doing research on osteoporosis and secondary hyperparathyroidism at Roche Bioscience in San Francisco while she decides what she wants to do when she grows up. Athena, along with alums Robin Ward '85, Peter Weiss '88, David Wilkens '82, Lauren Dockett '86, Allen Hopper '83, Brian lincoln '87, and Chris Blomquist '89 Alena Scandura, New College's coor dinator of student activities, and Matt New College \ Chronicled! Posner '87, now teaching English at International Fine Arts College in Miami, have made their marks in academe by placing letters in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Scandura's letter ijuly 18, 1997) denounced two june 6 articles for hetero sexism; the articles under scrutiny decried the increasingly female majority enrolled in American liberal arts colleges. Scandura was displeased, among other things, by the articles' antiquated notions of student social life, their sexist portrayals of female students, and their failure to acknowledge the large homosexual presence on college campuses today. Posner's letter ijune 20, 1997), also responding to a Chronicle article, was about socializing between writing professors and their students. Pos ner said the faculty-student relationships were frequently soured by shal lowness and sycophancy, potentially injuring all parties involved. provided support for Bethanne Plumley '86 during the home birth of Taran Fiona Plumley on July 31, 1996. In August 1996 the same group were witnesses to the commitment ceremony of Allen Hopper and Nicky Wardlaw. Laura Branstetter has left her po sition as curator of collections and exhibits at the South Florida Mu seum, Bradenton, and moved home to jacksonville. She now works for the Hughes Bowman Design Group She is a contract museum curator, re searcher, and exhibit designer. jennifer Cooper graduated in May from UCSF as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, a pediatric nurse practitioner and a school nurse prac titioner. She is still undecided on a career. However, she will stay in San Francisco. OOPS! We goofed. Allen Hender son and Stephanie Digeon DID NOT get married, as previously reported Our apologies, Allen and Stephanie. Congratulations to Alan and Diana Hulsey Hagan who were married on May 4. They make their home in Gainesville, Fla. 87 Matt Baker (Washington, D.c.) has completed medical school and grad school with an M.D. and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at the University of Miami. He's a general surgery resident at Georgetown University Hospital. justin Bloom moved from the Flor ida Keys to Bradenton to practice law with an uncle and live among lots of "kin folk" in town. He's itchin' to practice some public interest environ mental law in the area as well as do some other fine lawyerin'. Glenn Douglas is a third-year stu dent at the Quillen College of Medi cine at East Tennessee State Univer sity in johnson City, Tenn. Todd Hoppock completed his B.A. in English at USF in Aug. 1996 and


CLASSNotes LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR !CONTINUED) moved to Ashville, N.C. He's a land surveyor's assistant which keeps him outside, sometimes scurrying up and down 35 slopes. He has also been doing some acting and stage manag ing with a local community Shake spearean theater troupe, the Mont ford Park Players. Karen Volkman (New York) has had her poem, "The Case," antholo gized in The Best American Poetry 1996, edited by Adrienne Rich. "Infer nal" will appear in The Best American Poetry 1997, edited by James Tate. The Best American Poetry is a yearly an thology published by Scribner, with a different leading American poet serv ing as editor each year. Karen is also proud to report that she just recently found out that her poem "The Preg nant Lady Playing Tennis" will be in cluded in A Whole Other Ball Game, an anthology of poetry and fiction by women writing about sports! Eric Schickler is changing coasts moving from Yale to the University of California-Berkeley. He has a position as an assistant professor of political science and is making the move with his significant other, Terri Bimes. 88 Steve Barbeaux returned from the Peace Corps in Cameroon last year and found himself bobbing around in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea working as a fisheries biologist subcontracted out to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). He now works directly for NMFS as a staff biologist in Seattle. He was also involved in a project to develop a software program which computerizes the transmission of fishery related data while at sea via digital satellite communications. Again this involved bobbing around in the Bering Sea in january. Now he is writing the user's manual for this program. Next year, Steve will begin the marine affairs program at the University ofWashington, studying aboriginal rights to marine resources Conflict is one of the paintings displayed in Joanne Dramko's on line gallery. You can see her works, in color, at: http:/ / in a joint curriculum program that includes work in the schools of law. business and fisheries. Steve also sent news from other Seattle alumni. Shannon Payne '88 and Roddy Grant '90 are doing well. Shannon is a graduate student at UW in the genetics department. Roddy is in the graphic arts program. Steve fondly relates the story of a small Thanksgiving party with Shannon and Roddy, Mike Campbell'S?, and JeffLagozzino '87. A good time was had by all. Shannon and Roddy cooked, the rest of the group sup plied the booze and atmosphere. Sherri Lea Clements Bunch (Rich mond, Va.) completed her M.A. in history in 1993 and is working as a tour guide (now called historic inter preter) at Maymont Mansion. After a year long internship in Connecticut, Sarah Silver will be off to Cook County Hospital in Chicago to learn the art of emergency medi cine. When she saw Ned Clark '89 in May 1996, he was waiting for an ap pointment in the Peace Corps after completing his master's in endocri nology at the University of Colorado. Elaine Day (Austin, Tex.) is con cerned about Keith Coker '89. She last saw him at Mardi Gras but re lates that he simply couldn't keep up and disappeared. She hopes all of his organs are intact. 89 In May, Shannon Baer joined the Orlando law office of Adams, Hill, Reis, Adams, Hall & Shieffelin as an associate. Shannon received her juris Doctor from Florida State University in 1996. Congratulations to Jennifer Owen and Jason Smith '91 who were mar ried on April 11th in Tucson, Ariz., in a private ceremony held on Inspira tion Rock, an overlook at 8,000 feet on a local mountain. From here on in, they will be Jason and Jennifer Owen-Smith. Juliana Pare-Blagoeb (Quincy, Mass.) is a research assistant at the Education Development Center in Newton, Mass. In the fall, she'll begin a master's program at Tufts in child development. Mary Tyll (Morro Bay. Calif.) started her pre-doctoral internship at Radio New College Back on the Air long-awaited New College radio station. The alumnaefi associa tion provided the long line and telephone jack needed to replace a missing transmitter, allowing the first broadcast over New Col lege's low frequency radio sta tion. A coffeehouse held on April 25 was broadcast live from Col lege Hall. The broadcast area covers about a mile around the campus. Students provide the varied daily programming.


CLASS Notes LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) Cenral Coast Neurobehavior Center this summer. She works with devel opmentally delayed, brain injured patients and their families and is developing an anger management course. Katherine Snider will marry Mi chael Luce of St. Augustine, Fla., in july 1998. Katherine is working as a technical writer for a Chicago-based consulting firm and says hello to Mi chelle and Adi. Steve Witt and Lori Harger '90 (Cour d'Lelane, Idaho) are getting hitched on August 16 Steve is an ESL instructor at the University of Mon tana. 90 Karin Breuer (Carrboro, N.c.) finished her M.A. in history at UNC-Chapel Hill and will start the Ph.D. program in the fall. She has a scholarship this summer to study the old German script with the Moravian Brethren in Pennsylvania. Richard Butgereit has left behind the beaches and bars of Panama City Beach. The sea turtles must take care of themselves, the woods figure out on their own how to bum, and the native plants fend for themselves against the exotics In Tallahassee Richard is creating and managing a GIS database for the Florida Depart ment of Environmental Protection of sites on state lands requiring restora tion. He shares a house with Talla hassee's resident Toast Artist and new home owner Dennis Gephard t. They spend t o o much time renovat ing the funky old house in the swank neighborhood o f O ld Town and not enough time on bacheloresque pur suits. Christopher Cliatt (Atlanta) is chief engineer at Integrated Environ mental Services. He is still riding the Mystery Train. Martin Daughtry (Monterey, Calif.) is an NJ.S. Nonproliferation Pr o ject manager at the Monterey Institute of International Affairs. Aubrey Fox is a student in UC, Berkeley's School of Public Policy Rachel Poynter is working with Migrant Farmworker Health Services She moves with the migrant stream every six months. This summer she's working on farms all over Massachu setts before heading to the "home land" of Florida for the next six months Michael Rothbaum is working for the Reform Temple of Suffern in New York and the Temple Ner Tamid in New jersey. james Whetzel had an incredible time studying Arabic and ethnomusi cology in Texas, Washington and Paris. But he discovered he likes play ing music even more. Now he lives in Seattle, where he plays and sings in two musical groups, Giant Peach and Life of Surprises. Part of his job at the Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle) is programpolitical science from Indiana Univer sity and will be continuing his graduate work in political theory at Johns Hopkins University in the fall. Patrick Denny '91 died on july 10. He was 24 His family can be con tacted cfo Terry Denny. 5979 Born Dr., Pensacola, FL 32504. 9 2 Tracy Barlow is working at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Marc Aidan Byrne is attending the University of California at Santa Bar bara's geology doctorate program. Dawn Chaney and Kevin Nessle '90 (Chicago) visited Deborah Good win while in London. Deborah is fm ishing up at the University of London and is considering Ph.D. programs. Kayla Meltzer Drogosz, recently returned from the Republic of China, is in Israel working for a Jewish low income housing project. Next, she will begin graduate studies at the He-ming the music played in public spaces. If you visit Seattle and hear NIMBUS Zimbabwean mbira music or Turkish tunes, you'll know the source. Contact James at Minimum Wage Records to find out about Giant Peach's CD, Delicious. 91 Karen Ahrens has moved to Los Angeles where she is operations supervisor for an international manufacturer of construction equipment and tractors. Nick Tampi o re ceived a master's in NIMBUS Publi s hed by New College Alumnoe/i Assoc iation 5700 N Tomiomi T r ail Sarasota F l 34243-2197 941-359-4324 ( vo i ce /fox); ncolum@sor usf edu ; http://www. sor / ncolum2 / index htm l P r o d u cti on /di s tri bu ti o n cost i s S 1.6 5/copy. Editorial/Production Committee: Alexis S i mend inger '75, Choir ; Susan Burns '76 ; Mike Campbell 'B7; Caroline Chambl i ss '79 ; Susan Fol tz '83; J i m Feeney ; Matt Posne r '87; Caro l Ann Wilki nson '64, edito r Unl e s s otherwise n o t e d, op i n i ons e xpre s sed are those o f the a utho rs an d d o n ot represent officia l p oli cy o f the Alum n a eji Associati on o r the op ini o n s o f the editor s I n fact the edi t o r s r are l y even agree with each othe r Photo and graphic credits: Nimbus l ogo and design Elaine Simmons ; p 1 from Kaio Tickell; p 3 8 & 9 Re b e cca Boxter ; p 5-H illborough County Attorney s office ; p 10Jim Hor man ; p 1 1 from Billy Patton ; p 18 David G laser; p. 1 9 Mike Campbell Pri nted on re cycled pa pe r


CLASSNotes LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR {CONTINUED) brew University in jerusalem. Kayla is putting together an album which pays tribute the Partisan movement in Europe during WWII. Contact her if you are interested in contributing. Amanda Holmes is traveling about France and Europe. Amy Laitinen is working in New York City with the Teach for America program. Ellen Christina Lee is performing archaeological field work in Mexico with the University of Kentucky's an thropology department. Gaia Paltrinieri Goldman (Nokomis, Fla.) married Damon Goldman on june 1, 1996, and passed the real estate salesperson's state exams and joined ERA Mount Vernon Realty as an agent. Gabriel Park was awarded a scholarship to Washington Univer sity's school oflaw. Romy Reading (Brooklyn) is at tending Tisch School of the Arts in New York City for an MFA in dance and teaches at a Montessori school in Manhattan. So far, Romy has sighted New College alums Mike Guiner, Chad GQldberg, Mark Rothbaum, and Natalie Wedeking. It's a small world even in the big city. Lisa Yamaoka is in Korea on a Fulbright teaching fellowship. 93 Brian Beaumont Avants is moving to New York City this fall to study medical physics at Columbia University. Eric Beverley is at the Univer sity of Texas in Austin with a fellowship in South Asian studies. Dana Lynn Byrd is at the Uni versity of Florida working on a re search grant in developmental psychology. Hmily dough begins the politi cal science Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cit ies. Wendy Coulter is riding West to begin work on a MFA in poetry at the University of Arizona. carrie DeLong is enjoying the weather while beginning a masters in psychology at the University of Hawaii. Lisa Ann Downey worked with children at a camp this summer. Lisa is also a semi-fmalist for the Rotary International Scholarship award. Lars Fetzek sings and plays per cussion in a Sarasota-area choir and concert band. jessa Fisher joined other New Col lege alums and moved to San Fran cisco. Denver Graninger is glad to be in the mountains with friends Brian Interested in a "some-expenses-paid vacation" to the Center of the Universe? Consider ESP Seminars \!b'\_;1 The New College Environmental Studies Steering Committee is inter ested in having you share your experi ence with students. We are in the planning stages of a pilot program which will use alums as instructors for weekend-long seminars. If you are interested in a "some-expenses paid vacation" to the Center of the Uni verse, consider teaching current envi ronmental studies students about your environmentally-related field of exper tise. We are looking for writers, plan ners, biologists, park rangers, professors, or anyone whose post-NC path has involved the field of environ mental studies or environmental sci ence. Contact Kelly Samek, the Environmental Studies Steering Com mittee student rep, at campus box 626 (5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34243) or Berry '94 and Sophie De Beukelaer '94. Denver begins graduate work in classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. jesse Greist can be found in Phoe nix Ariz., teaching elementary school children through the Teach For Amer ica program. jason Hackney is doing laboratory work at the Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla .. josh Heling is the director of Secure Pipe Communications, a network securing company. Jason Jacobs clinched a fellowship from the University of California at Santa Cruz where he will pursue his love ofliterature. Jim Kilbourne has been placed on the "Incomplete List of Faculty That Have Been Rated as Excellent by Their Students" at the University of Illinois for this past year. Stacey Lucas, along with cats jedi and EG, relocated to New Or leans, La., where she is enrolled in Tulane University's school of archi tecture. Chrissy Manning was awarded a fellowship in music theory from the University of Pennsylvania. Anne Marie Mcintosh is enter ing Florida International Universi ty's M.A. program in international developmental education. Amy Mormino received a full tuition scholarship from Prince ton's theological seminary. Patricia O'Brian is beginning a medical school fellowship at the University of Florida. Melissa Parsons is teaching Spanish through the Mississippi Teacher Corps. Keyoor Patel is employed as an emergency medical tech at a wil derness camp in New York. Liz Patterson enters the Univer sity of Chicago this fall on a hu manities grant.


CLASS Notes Eric Piotrowski will be releasing a new electronic music album this fall. Thomas Sims is in his second year of law school at the University of Texas in Austin. This summer he was a Cain Fellow with the Texas Rural Legal Aid. jenny Smith is at the University of Frank fort, Germany, as a Fulbright fellow. Sara Steetle is entering law school at Georgetown University. Brian Sutliff is beginning work for his Ph.D. in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. Lacey Torge is entering the New York University's Tisch performance studies M.A. program. Stephanie Weiss attends the University of Alabama at Birmingham pharmaceutical design Ph.D. program. Brian Westerbeke cut his hair and works as a financial consultant in West Palm Beach, Fla .. 94 Darilyn Anne Avery traveled cross-country this summer. She has now returned to New College in order to organize the grand opening of our new campus coffee house, the Four Winds Cafe. The cafe will occupy the remodeled first floor of the Bam. Tiffany Dunn is off to New York to begin an exciting career in theatre and temping. Kristen Hagenbuckle is working with the University of Arizona's anthropology department this summer. Francesca Hughes received a grant and work study from the Pacific School of Relig ion in Berkeley, Calif. Gera Peoples begins in the University of Pennsylvania's law school program this fall. 9 5 Jim Custis is in this year's entering class at the University of South Florida's College of Medicine. Chris Frost is working with the Chil dren's Environmental Trust (CET) in Peru as an instructor of rainforest ecology. Thanks to Caroline Chambliss and Tiffany Dunn for compiling these notes. liSTED ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) Sound Familiar? from Toast to '97 Graduates by Sonia Wu '81 I tried to imagine what New College graduation would be like if it more closely reflected the actual experience of being a student. It would start about 20 minutes late, with a few people racing to get into place once it's begun. You'd find yourself seated between the per son who broke up with you last month and the roommate who has already moved out, still owes you $50 from the last month's long dis tance bill, yet is laying claim to the deposit for having arranged the original hookup You'd also be sitting near at least one person who knows you better than anyone else in the world and who will keep in touch with you for the rest of your life. Then you'd walk up to the dais and realize you forgot you were sup posed to meet with your advisor last week to discuss a letter of recom mendation that needs to be postmarked tomorrow. And you'd wonder if a professor who is leaving town on an 8 a.m. flight might be willing to dash something off. You'd get a diploma that takes at least a year of studying an obscure language to read. Actually graduation is almost exactly like that, because it's really about the people. In many ways the ceremony itself isn't really for you so much as for the faculty, your family, the alumnaeji and your friends. It's the only way we have of getting you all together at once to show our affection for you, and our appreciation of the hard work and pas sion you dedicated to your New College experience. Bill Eidtson '92, Tiffany Dunn '94, Kayla Drogosz '92, Lisa Downey '93, Jill Doran '93, Liz Dobbins '93 and Shelly Denkin ger '93, shown minutes away from receiving their diplomas at the 1997 commencement ceremony.


Catching Up Conversation, introductions, remembrances mark the '97 Reunion By Kathleen Plunkett '89, Reunion Coordinator The '97 New College Alumnaefi Reunion proved to be a big success The weekend activities opened with a coffee-house at College Hall, where the New College Slavic Vocal Ensem ble performed exquisitely for approxi mately 80 guests. Afterwards, several attendees, led by Matt Posner '87 and Lois Kent '88, formed an impromptu drumming circle remi niscent of the coffee-houses held m the late 80's. Saturday morning, the group gath ered at the bay for an informal bagel breakfast and to make plans for the afternoon. Many of the alums explored the newly-designed Caples campus, while others ventured out into downtown Sarasota and onto Lido Beach to rediscover those areas, and still others simply lounged by the bay and played hackey-sack throughout the afternoon. Saturday night, everybody returned to College Hall for a faculty/alum buf fet dinner on the bay. which was attended by approximately 100 faculty and alums, including Prof. Peggy Bates and a member of the charter Coming back is fun. Paddy Quinn '91 (c), Steve Barbeaux '88 (r), and an unidentified student dancing at the PCP during the '97 Reunion. class of New College, Henry Tho mas. After dinner, some of the group trekked over to Palm Court for a PCP (Palm Court Party), which this year was com bined with the New College stu ent-sponsored Second Annual Queer Ball. Lois Kent '88, Kathleen Plunkett '89 and Jim Wat kins '88 were part of the large group of mostly 80's alums who attended the 1997 reunion. Sunday morning found approximately 40 reunioners poolside for a spectacular mid-morning buffet brunch and very relaxed farewells. The highlights of the Reunion, of course, were the conversation and catching up among friends and col leagues, introductions to families, remembering how wonderful New College was, and, fmally, realizing the wondrous place it still is. Special thanks go to Kathleen Plunkett, an attorney in Boca Raton, Fla., and Shawn Richardson Olsen, a graduate student at USF.for planning and organizing this reunion. WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU Send your latest news or address changes to New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34243; 941-359-4324;


Chapter Updates Maria Fernandez '90 has been ap pointed chapter coordinator for the alumnaefi association. She is gather ing contact names for the various chapter groups, updating GingerLy on's pamphlet on Chapter Coordina tion, and developing a newsletter for chapter contacts. Following are reports of some cur rent chapter activities and plans: On August 1, Sarasota/Mana tee alumnaefi had a potluck dinner on campus. Barbara Ceo '66 organized this event for those alums who can't bear to be too far from their alma mater. The Chicago chapter has been de funct in recent years, but, since the new chapter coordinator now lives in the area, she will be working with lo cal alums to have a shindig this fall. Contact Maria if you'd like to help. Larry Vemaglia "87, chapter head extraordinaire, sent the following re port from a recent chapter event, "The New England chapter of the NCAA got together on May 19 at Cafe Liberty in Cambridge to bid a bon NEW COLLEGE voyage to Steve Waldman '88. In at tendance were: Kirsten Cooke '88; Juliana Pare-Blagoeb '89, Krastan Bla goeb, Juliana's cousin, Jamie jones '87, Enrique McDonald '83, Larry Vemaglia '87, Liz Rudow Vemaglia '87, and Paul Wendt '74. This was only the third NE/NCAA get together in so many years (that I know of) but there was considerable interest and plenty of regrets sent because of the difficulty in scheduling at the end of the academic year. If you live (or travel) in the area, be sure the alum naefi association has your address so you'll receive future invitations." This group has incorporated members of the old Boston chapter and has its own webpage. Atlanta chapter Guru Ginger Lyon '70 hosted a "Night of Illumina tion" earlier this summer. Ginger re ports a good NC turnout, "three gen erations my gang, their kids and Gwen Davies and her friends." Ginger is planning yet another event for later this summer. This amazing alumna was the first to put together Nonprofit Organization u s Postage Paid Permit #500 a pamphlet for aspiring chapter heads. Her parties are always well attended as A publication of New College Alumnoe/i Association New College Foundation, Inc. 5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 34243-2197 Manasota FL FORWARDING AND RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED ADDRESS CORREaiON REQUESTED **AUT0*********************5-DIGIT 171 Dr. Margaret Bates Plymouth Harbor, N 303 700 JOHN RINGLING BLVD SARASOTA FL 1 11 .. 1 .. I" 1.1 .. 11 .. 11 ..... 11.1.1 II 1 1 .. 1.111 11 II .II." I she is an excellent hostess, has an awe-inspiring home, and has a won derful smorgasbord of treats for guests. The Tallahassee group continues to be a strong chapter under the watch of Spozy Foltz '83. Ellen Mu ratori '75 has left Tallahassee and re located to Miami where she plans to use her experience in Tallahassee to help revitalize the Miami group. Kathy Gregor '77, hostess oflast fall's Texas Round-up, and Polly Adema '83, one of its organizers, were quick to note the geographic er ror is the printed version of the last Nimbus The Round-up was defi nitely in AUSTIN not that other city in Texas as reported. Kathy says an other Texas Round up may be in the works for the Austin crowd.

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