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Where Have All the Rebels Gone? By Bill Luker '72 There are many ew ollege There is but one ew College. The e statements seem contradictory. But both arc true: New ollege has defined its identity by ele\'ating one concept to a privileged PO'-ltlOn: The individu a l must bear the ultimate responsibility for his or her own educa tion. o one e\er claimed the idea was new. But in practical terms, an entity that took it eriously was something new. Like the ongoing efforts by citi zen of all stripes to align the reality of Ameri an life with its promises (which for some of us ha now been reduced to the bumper sticker that shouts, "Legal ize freedom!"), New College' existence forced tudent and faculty to confront, a a palpable force, what had been a purely philo ophical matter for almost everyone else in America-if they had ever thought about it at all. But in the Year of Our Lord inc teen and Seventy-Two, when I first gazed upon the geometry of the Pei campu New College students seemed incredibly square. They had short hair. They bore an unselfconscious earne tness in their adherence to college rule roles and protocol. They edited a campus news paper, recognizable as such. They at, with as much gravita as they could muster, on the various student coun-NCAA HAS A NEW WEB SITE Check us out at: Siqn up for your alum e-mail address on NCF' Circle, our online community just for New College Alums! See p. 6 "Z" Dorm is one of the three new dorms that opened Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007 for incoming students. The dorm, located on the site of the old tennis courts, has 90 rooms and houses one student per room. The final two dorms are expected to open in mid-September of this year. cils, including the tudent court, and took its ruling eriou ly. Pipe-smoking (of tobacco) was ob erved among ome of the alpha males, a was the wearing of tweed jacket cable-knit wearer and Topsider. Unlike a vocal and significant minor ity of students around the nation, they appeared to accept a received wisdom about college culture and curriculum, a if the place had existed long enough for convention to ossify and hold way. For them, New College was the entity outlined in the recruiting brochure, diligently created and re-created, term in and term out. And the student body still eemed to see the wor l d as a pre1965 construction. Yet a ocial revolution of sort was rolling and thundering outside the gate and we, the rebels, wanted to be its avatars. We wanted a newspaper, but to use it as an experiment in Dada. We wanted the tudent council and court, but a prop in a theater of the mean ingles And we harassed, insulted and otherwi e ubjected the quare (partic ularly the upperclassmen) to ridicule in print and in person, effectively painting them as killers of the dream. The problem is that the e are not just stories about an old war for the oul of continued on p. 6


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MEMO . Jess i ca Rogers As l bt:gin completion of my year your execu th-e direct( lr, I wuuld I ike to take the opportunity to thank the cAA board of Llirector for it commitment and ,upport in seeing our many project through this year. Prq aring for the future has certainly been a priority for CAA and th1s is evident from the ne\v Web :-ire completion, to the launching of the Palm Court Scholarship lnitia ti\'e. We haw enjoyed a record year of alum participation, and l extend incere thanks to all of our alum who have given of their time, talent anll financial -upport to CAA and 1 ev. College. We also have an CAA This. ummer, we welcomed n :econd full-time support staff to the alumnae/i ottices. Holly Lillis, our brand-new alumnae/ i coordi nator, workin.C( on June 4 after graduating from Tev\' College on Ma} 25, 2007, with I mennoned to you in my last letter, we have committed ro raise $250,000 from all of you to establi h the ew College Alumnae/ i Association Palm Court cholarship. This campaign will al o allow you to name brick and pavers in Palm ourt. In just our first month after announc ing, we have received verbal and written pledges of approximately 35,000. To all who have pledged so far, thank you! To those who have not yet made a pledge: We need your help! We are a1ming to have all the necessary fund pledged by June 30, 200 contmued on p. 3 or 'OOs. The graduates of 2007 are no exception, once again capturing hon ors, accolades and fellowships in great 4 7 10 Q & A with Provost Sam Sav i n Alumnae/i in the spotlight College News 13 16 19 Mentoring program details Class Notes 2007 Reunion Snapshots z 'IMB l Sl MMI R 2C07


ED's Memo continued from p. 2 Reunions ince 2004 and assi ted with rhe loca l alum potluck in the fall of 2006. Holly was also a staff writer for the Catalyst from 200'3 to 2005. We are quite pleased to have Holly onboard! She brings with her a level of energy and famil i arity that will serve her very well in her new position \'Vith the NCAA. Feel free to give Holly a call or send her an e-mail. She rna) be reached at (941) 487-4676 or ( Thanks for a great fir t year and I look forward to eeing you in the fall! President's Letter continued from p. 2 so please consider m.aking a contribu tion to this worthy cause. The entire Alumnae/i Board of Directors has pledged generously to the effort, and l personally have economized in other areas so that I could give as much as I possibly could. 1 feel very strongly that the future of New College depend:. upon the generosity of all of us. If you feel as l do, I hope you will leave your mark in Pal m Court for poster ity. A pledge of $1,500 will also qualify you as an As ociate of New College, the highest level of recognition the New College Foundation bestows. The new alum Web site is up and running! Please visit and click on the "Onl ine Community" link to join. I think you'll find the new site a great improvement over our for mer site, and I hope you all enjoy the social networking and the many other new features we've created for you. Our @alum.ncf edu e-mail forwarding addresses should also be available by the time you read thi I look forward to eeing you online soon! That' it for now. Enjoy this issue of Nimbw;. Until next time, ( wi h all of you health, peace and prosperity. Reunion Recap: You Should Have Been There By Ginger Lyon '70 We truly had a breakthrough reunion this year-described by one alum a "one of the large t convocations of New College alums and students I have ever seen." We broke tl1.rough the 100-peo ple mark i n advance regi trations, and co u nted almost 200 peop l e atte n ding events ove r the cour e of the weekend. And what events! Sti tchcraf t and ru be l ting out "Tangled up in Blue" in the Caples waterfront boat shed, for mer provost Bob Benedetti being presented wit h the "missing gargoyle" from New of Oxford, the inaugu ralrneeting of the New College L'lwyer s' Association, and, of course, continued on p. 10 *Colin Boyle '89'95 Susan Burns '76-'80 Raymonda (Ray) '91-'95 Burgman *Cindy Hill Ford, '89-'93 Secre ary Robert Hans '76-'79 Catherine Heath '97-'01 Adam Kendall, '98-'02 Treasurer Stu Leviitan '72-'75 Robert Lincoln '77-'83 Michael Milton '98-'01 Adam Rivers '97-'01 *William (Bill) '73 -'80 Rosenberg, P r esident EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS: John Cranor Ill President New College Foundation '64-'67 Gordon (Mike) Michalson Jr. President New College of Florida Jessica Rogers NCAA Executive Director Holly Lillis NCAA Alumnae/i Coordinator '03'07 denotes a newly elected or re elected member of the board. NIMBLS SUMlviER 200/


Provost Sam Savin in his office overlooking the bay. lntervew with the Provost Provost Sam Savin shares his thoughts on New College and its untapped potential. I nterview by Holly Lillis '03 Q: How ew College compare to Case Western Re erve Univer ity in Cleveland, Ohio, where you were dean of arts and sciences? A: They're diffl.'rent in so many ways that they art' difficult to compare. I had a lot of wonderful years at Ca c but in the two day that I was dm.m here interviewing I really fell in love with e\\ College. I went home and I told my wife after the interview, ''Th1 Is the job I want." I've not been di appointed. I love the scale of the place, I love the mL"ion, the quirkiness of many of its faculty, the flexillc way in which educational programs arc pur together that really leads to a fabulous education for student. Mike Michals )!1 is a superb president to work with. 4 IMBl l \1M E R 7 I u::;ed to think when l was back at Case Western as the Jean of arts and cicnccs that I had an incredible staff working with me; I could say the same thin, about thl people I haw working directly with me ar ew College Q: What have been your biggest urpri. es. ince coming here? A: The 1o. I big urprise, and I got omcthing of an inkling of it when I was intcrvie\\mg, is that, for all of its intimaLy, Ne\\ College seem to I e lacking glue to hold it clo c together. I remember having de Ll'il->ed the faculty a tew time, as a "centrifugal" faculty; there cern to be more things pu 'hing them apart than there are bringing them together. 1 expected that in a small college like this with a small faculty really engaged with students as they are, that there would be a greater cnse of community among faculty. One of my very big challenges is to encourage our faculty to work together in planning the future of the college in a way that take a wllcge-w1de view rather than the somewhat parod11al view of "What do l want my pline?" I abo am surprised at the number of required of our faculty in the an nual cvcle at c\\ College. For example I had illea until! had lived through it in May the enormous workload that our facult) lleal with in the last ouplc of weeb of the :-.emester when cour:-.cs ar \\ ind1ng Jm., n, when graduarin,g are finishing up their the. e and defending them at the haccalaure atc exams, when evaluation of student work must he prepared, and \\hen facult) need to fill out their forms for their own faculty evalua tions. o much of it comes together in those last few weeks. and I thmk It's pretty much impossible tor most of our faculty to get through the eme ter \\ 'ithout a great deal of stress. Q:Where do you see untapped potential? A: I am troubled by thl number of student:-. who matnculatc hut don't oraduatc from ew Coli ge. ln the first ,., year, we lose I 5 to 20 per ent of our students. [ understand, after talking with some oklcr alumnac/i, that ago the attrition rate wa. even higher. Perhap-we arc not doing as good a job as we could in matching the students we recruit to what the C\\ ollege l' perience is like. I suspect we are get ting lots ot 17and 1 -year-old first-year. coming in [without] all the ::.kills they need to survive in rhi very independent and self-reliant envmmment. Part of our untapped pottntial is certainly to figure our why such a high number ot students arc leaving and adju tour admissions policie and our handl ing of fir t-year students. As I keep telling


Kathy Killion, the dean of admissions and financial aid, every student we retam is a student she doesn't have to recruit. Q: Where is your favorite place on campus? A: I love the Four Winds at lunch time and my office in Cook Hall. llike to visit faculty members at their offices, mo tly to sit and chat. When I came down here to interview about a year and a half ago, David Mullins (NCF alumnus and Mathematic faculty member) picked me up at the airport and took me down to the seawall in front of Robertson Hall. It was March, and three hours earlier I had left Cleve land with snow on the ground. Stand ing at the bayfront under the palm tree I went, "Wow!!!" Q: What about free time? A: I'm a boater and I love the water. I came down here with my son from Cleveland on our own boat. It was a journey that took about 30 days spaced out over a few months. [grew up near the ocean in Rhode I land, and I went to graduate school near the ocean in Southern California. When I moved from Southern California to Cleveland it was the first time in my life I had not lived on the ocean. So having an office overlooking the bay, having a condo minium that's on the water, it's a lot of what I love in Sarasota. Other than the boat 1' m not much of a hobby guy. I like to be with people, meet with them, talk with them, have dinner with them. I live downtown and !love being able to walk from our condo to so many of the downtown restaurants. Q:What was the last book you read? A: 1 enjoyed the Ron Suskind book, "A Hope Unseen". lt was last year's as signed book for the incoming first-year cla s, and a great choice. ot too long ago l read "The DaVinci Code," and I d,dn't like it at all. I thought it would never end. A lot of my own research has been on the history of the world s climate, and there i a book by a French historian, Lc Roy bdurie, "Time of Feast, Time of Famine," and it is a reconstruction of climate history in Europe from about 1400 on until the beginning of instrumental recording, that is, thermometers and barometers. And it's done by delving into all sorts of historical records that have been influenced by climate, like tax records, what land got taken off the tax rolls in various places in Scandinavia and the Swiss and French Alps as a re ult of the encroachment of glacier analysis of re cords of wine harve ts all over Europe, old paintings and drawing of Alpine glacier from the 1600 and 1700s, and comparing them to photographs taken in the same spots in the late 1900s. Q: What trends in higher education do you feel will affect the future of New College of Florida? A: We will be pushed more and more to be accountable for the learning that happen There is a lot that makes ew College very special that is very hard to measure in term of what students learn. That may be 01.1r No. 1 challenge: how to meet the state and national requirements without sacrificing what i very unusual an<.l very special about New College. DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO YOU'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT WOULD BE PERFECT FOR NEW COLLEGE? The Office of Admissions invites you to add your favorite bright, passionate, motivated, independent, eccentric (insert your own adjective here) high-school student (freshman-senior) to our mailing list. Please fill out this form as completely as possible and return it to: New College of florida Office of Admissions 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243-2109 Phone 941-487-5000 Fax 941-487-5010 Student's name -------------Mailing address --------------City----------------State ___________ Zip _____ Phone _________________ ___ High school _______________ Year of graduation _____________ Possible study interest ___________ Your name ________________ Relationship to student --------------NIMBUS SuMMER 2007 5


From the archives: Is this you? Let us know if this is a group of rebels, or perhaps squares. con tmued from p 1 ew College. The war is still on. The quare are protective of the one New College they know, and have done the yeoman's work of creating and m:untaining an alumnae / i a sociation that ha helped keep the NCF program recognizably alive. The attitudes of the wild bunch toward an alumnae / i formanon, con\'ersely, are marked by a defiant ci oring of old-school tie or, citing cloyed annoyance, a thin-lipped refusal to adopt thi set of avoidable trappings of petit-bourgeois boomer doom. Clearly, the chism imposes a systemic limitation on broader participa tion in alumnae / i affairs. The result i a large neganve effect on our endow ment, and among other things, recur rent longing by those of u among the rebels to get in touch with so-and-so, whose walklimbmg feats, or preco ciou command of metaphor and the Aristotelian put-down, have cast him or her into apotheosi -in-absentia.W11ere is he, ami gee, I wonder what she's do ing. Evidently, they are staying the hell away. But orne of u are back, trying to re engage. We attend reuni ns, and write for Nimbus. We run. for the NCAA board. But we came to the party late, and hould under tand that tho e who came early-"squares"-who have not been gripped by ultimately affected and 6 IMBL" Sl MMER 2007 defen ive conceits, either as rebel or square-might regard us with censori ous uspic10n. But you need u and the indepen dence of thought we have parlayed into variou kinds of advantage in an increa ingly confonnist world. You need us to get the rest of the rebels back, and the re t of the qua res (where is Casey Greene?). Perhaps a new creative ten ion will allow us ro build a more vibrant association of former tudent united in the visions we have of, and for, our many New Col leges. Rebel Bill Luker '72. Editor's note: What do you think about this topic? Post your comments on NCF Circle or e-mail HoUy at JOIN OUR NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY! Becoming a part of our brand-new online commu nity is easy, and offers you the chance to reconnect with old classmates, identify alumnae/l who share your interests, meet alumnae/i in your area and more! If you have not received your NCF Circle invitation via e-mail, or do not have an e-mail address current with NCAA, you will need to take a moment to register with us. Since we do not use Alumnae/i 10 numbers, you will need to e-mail us at with your full (formal) name, year you started New College and birthdate. Within one to two days, you will receive an in vitation e-mail with a link to complete your registration. We also have a FAQ section on that should answer questions you may have about using the different functions within the new community. @ALUM.NCF.EDU E-MAIL NOW AVAILABLE The New College Alumnae/i Association is pleased to announce that alumnae/i e-mail forwarding addresses are now available on NCF Circle. To set up your e-mail forward ing address, click the option for "Lifelong e-mail" in the "My Account" section on your personal NCF Circle page.


"1 ltke to thmk I am p,ts.\mg on 'Omc of H hat ('U Collf!ITI! ome me hy tn'Q[tniT 0 ,..., t-., all utth resjJt:Ct and ofJcn 'um-do' attitude." Anne Taswell Transportation Program Manager Carrboro, North Carolina "I haflJJI!Tl to l1ke I ltkc dear sr e in m)' head." David Allen, Founder, David Allen Company, Ojai, California ALUMNAE I PROFILE Anne Taswell was 39 when she left Key West for New College in 1993 as a married mother of three young children. Al ready concerned about the environment and the world her children would inherit, she and a group of other young mothers started Key West's first community recycling center. New College enhanced this passion, pro viding the skills to get things done in the real world. "I parlayed my interest into a campus project that kick-started the New College recycling program and then expanded into energy-efficient lighting," she says. "With support from Environmental Studies program directors, Julie Morris and Jono Miller, and thesis sponsor, David Brain, I married this hands-on experience to theory through a thesis that examined the pedagogy of envi ronmental studies. "Having no full-time environmental studies faculty, New College was not the perfect place for this interdisciplinary field to flourish," she says. "At the same time, the college credo of allowing its students to be responsible for their own education gave me the skills and confidence to go work in a lessthan perfect world." After graduation, Taswell and her family stayed in Sarasota while she worked for New Fast Company magazine recently called New College alum David Allen, '69, "one of the world's most influential thinkers on productivity." Lots of people know the work of Allen these days through major profiles in Time and Business 2.0 magazines, as well as his popular books, "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity" and "Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life", and management seminars. Based now in Ojai, Calif., Allen is an admit ted late bloomer In life who left New College and Sarasota in the mid-1960s for the Cali fornia Zen. His path took him through the heart of the '70s New Age movement, during which he developed a relationship with pop psych-guru John-Roger and his Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. In 1996, David and his wife, Kathryn, founded the David Allen Company (www. In 2006, the company had revenues of $6 million and 32 employees. His approach to organization and efficiency has hit the right note with thou sands of people nationwide. College and the Ringling College as a conser vation coordinator. Then she and her family went on a year-long trip in a small motor home around the U.S. and Mexico. Currently the transportation program manager at NC State University's NC Solar Center, Taswell has carved out a niche in air quality and energy-diversity solutions. She recently launched a three-year, $2-million project funded by the NC Department of Transportation, State Energy Office and Division of Air Quality, and she provides edu cation and outreach about technologies and practices that reduce transportation-related emissions, and provides grants to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, develop refueling for biodiesel, ethanol and other alternative fuels, idle reduction technologies and diesel retrofits. "I love working with such a diverse group of people from fleet managers and petroleum marketers to academics and students, and like to think I am passing on some of what New College gave me by treating all with respect and an open 'can-do' attitude," she says. "I happen to like nostress; I like clear space in my head," Allen says. "I think everybody can relate to feeling buried and confused. But if you make a list, you feel better. If you realize that, you will never feel confused the rest of your life." Allen, 61, a Louisiana native who once made his presence known on campus with the roar of his motorcycle, has nothing but fond memories of his unconventional educa tion at New College. "It makes people like me who don't fit in, fit in," he says. "It was a great, noble experi ment. It certainly was a microcosm of a lot of the world, a great window into a lot of op portunity, a lot of bright people thrown into a small space. "I've always loved the idea of a salon, where people of like minds get together and things happen. New College created a fertile atmosphere for that. I still feel a sense of gratitude to New College for having had that experience there." ,'IMB MMER 2L07 7


ALUMNAE/I PROFILES A Life of Service: Alum David Moore returns to Sarasota after a career in the Episcopal Church. Interview by Lawrence Paulson '65 The Rev. Dr. David C. Moore '65 graduated trom New College with a de gree in in 1970. After tudy ing at the University of Edinlurgh in cotland in 1971 and 1972, he attended the chool of at the n i\ ersit). ot the outh in Tenn., receiving h1 ma ter of JiYinir,. in 1975 and eventually a doctorate )f ministry from a joint program ot cwanee and Vanderbilt L.:niwrsit) tn 19 7. Hb career in the Epi,copal Church has spanned pari. h ministry and academic work anJ has aken him from 't. Boni face Church on 1c ra Key tn { ositions in Oregon, Utah, Mich1gan, Tennes ee, Hawaii and Washington, where he was a priest at t. M< rgarct' in Bellevue l efore retiring earlier th1s year. He and hi wite, 'arab, were marrkd in 1976. They have four children: Kathq:n, Andrew, Martha an I Christopher. Q: What made vou decide to enter the priesthood? A: I had thought ahout ordained mini try before hut had turned away from that. Interestingly, it wa really during the time I was at C\\ Cl1llege and in tht! year following that I came to a decision that the dnm h was where [ needed to l c. During the Viet nam conflict I became a conslicntiou objector and served my alternative service at \)arasota Memorial Hospital. [ n those year of the civil rights trugglc and the Vietnam War, a lot of us were faced with the question : What arc IMB L l I I L R 1 Dav1d Moore and his wife, Sarah. you going to do about this? Where do you srand? I also hccame involved with the Epi copal Chtmh during this time. But working with Dr. Dougla Berggren and Dr. Riley and doing my philo or hy studies at ew allege were also part of coming to that decision, which I considered and reflected on for a long time. Q: Did you ever discu your deci sion with Dennis Kez:ar '64, who also entered the Episcopal priesthood? A: ot about whether I should he come a priest. He was a couple of years ahead nf me. He went to ewanee as well, after he got back trom his work at Oxford ni\ersity. We were colleagues. He was at Christ Church in Bradenton for most of his mini try. Q: I know it must be painful for you, but coul d you briefl y discus th tragedy that occurred so early in your adult life? A: Well, let me tdl ynu of great joy and deep orrow. l met Wendy Glover in 1964, the year before I Lntcrcd ew College. he was president of the Meth odi t Youth Fellowship for all of Colorado and Utah, living in alt Lake City, and l was active in MYF in Denver he was a ddi,ghtful, bright, enthusiastic, crcati\e per-on, and we became good friend at long distance. he entered ew Colle,ge in 1966, and not long after, our friendship blossomed into a wonderful courtship and, in December of 1967, we were married in 'alt Lake Cit). We moved off campus, and our home became a center for fellowship and good time t()r many C friends Our on, Christopher, waborn 2 years later, in 1970. A year of graduate studies in Edinburgh followed in 1971, and in 1972 we to 'e\\anee, Tenn., to enter Episcopal sem1nary at the University of the outh. On spring hre,\k 111 March of 1973, whik traveling from arasota to harlc -run to visit gooll tnend., we were in an automobile era h, and Wendy wa killed. 1el-thcr Chri. topher nor 1 was :eriou ly injured. Her death \\as a profound loss to her family, her college friends and to Christopher and me. Emotionally, tor a long time, my life just stopped. Wereturned to ewanec, to a .upportive an I caring scm mary community of class mates, spouses, children and faculty who sustamed u. and helped us to heal and eventually to move forward. Q: your career you wer in volved hoth w i t h parish ministry and academic work. Whi c h d i d you cnj o the most ?


A I enjoy a diversity of things. Developing projects and programs is probably the thing I enjoy the most. I like the personal nature of parish ministry as well. I'm not primarily a teacher, although I once thought that would be central to my ministry. When I was on the faculty and administration at Sewanee there wa ample opportu nity to teach, but after thinking for a number of years that that was 1 wanted to do, I found it less fulfilling than l expected. Q: You were recently a candidate for bishop of Hawaii. How did that come about and how do you feel about the outcome of the election? A: We had left Hawaii when Bishop Richard Chang announced his retire ment, but some friends in Hawaii and Wa hington put my name forward. 1 had been nominated in other elec tions [for bishop] and had basically decided that wa not what I wanted to do, to open myself to that again. But Sarah and I had really enjoyed being in Hawaii, and l concluded that because of the particular situation and chal lenge of the church in Hawaii, I bad something to offer, that I should be open to the opportunity. But it became dear early on that it not to be, and the election came down to a two-man race between Howard Anderson of the Cathedral College in Wa hington and Robert Fitzpatrick, who wa ultimately elected. Bishop Fitzpatrick had been canon to the ordinary in Hawaii and was well known and respected. It was a very strong slate of candidates, and while l was disappointed, I'm very grateful to Bishop Fitzpatrick for taking on the responsibility of the office of bishop. Q: What other elections for bishop were you involved in? A For bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Oregon and suffragan (assis tant) bishop of Alabama. Q: I have the feeling you're not going to pend all your retirement hours on the golf cour e. A A few, perhaps. There are parts of me that I haven't been able to explore, an artistic and aesthetic side that's basically been on the helf for way too many decades. Sarah and I don't know what we're going to do. Our intent i to be in Sarasota for the next year or so. arah' mother is in failing health and we want to be there. We also have children and grandchil dren all acros' the country. Our sev enth grandchild wa just born on July I J. What I'm going to do if anything in terms of active work is nothing for a while. I'm going to take a rest and step back, but I don't know what's go ing to happen two years from now. Q: Tell me about what you want to do artistically. A 1 used to make silver jewelry and I want to revisit that, and I've often thought I wanted to try metal sculp ture and welding. 1 also loYe to fish, and the home we're renting on Sie.ta Key a dock. Q: Have you thought about writ ing? You have a lot of experiences to share. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR NIMBUS? A That's certainly a possibility. It's been a very interesting 30-plus years in ministry. I often say that having a philosophy degree from New Col lege and working for two years in the psychiatric unit at Sara ota Memorial Hospital prepared me well for life in the ministry. I mention that simply to say that a fair amount of what I've been about has been engaging with a chang ing culture that no longer automati cally goes to church. In our generation and those that followed it, the pattern of wide pread involvement in religious life has broken, and a lot of my work has been in dealing with people who are questioning and wondering. Q: Besides the influence of Berg gren and Riley, were there other as pects of your New College experience that helped you in your career? A To thrive at New College when we were there, one needed to take on a lot of resronsibility. It was part of the credo of the place that our learning was our own responsibility. That still i. the case at ew College, and it's very much the case in pastoral ministry-you're self.directed anJ to do that work in ministry well, you need to be wise and intentional and take responsibility for your own direction. And New College's educational pattern really equipped me to take on the diversity of academic work. Q: I there anything else you'd like to say? A I'm looking forward to being back in the Sarasota area, and being involved in one way or another in ew College. We're interested in your opinion as to whether Nimbus should continue to be produced in hard copy or should be available in electronic form only. Let us know what you think by e-mailing NCAA at or by phone at 941-487-4900. NIMBliS SLM/1.1ER 2007 9


DONOR SPOTLIGHT Esther Barazzone '64, president of Chatham College, holds a Ph.D. and an MA in European intellectual history from Columbia University, where she was a Fellow of the Faculty. She was a charter scholar in New Co/fege's first graduating class, earning her BA in philosophy and history. She received a Ful bright award to Spain and studied at the Wharton School of Business Administration and at Harvard Uni versity's Institute for Educational Management. Esther has been a consistent contributor to New College since 1995. "New College was probably the most formative influence in my life, and had enormous impact on my career. It set standards very high, understood that some of us needed a hand along the way to being self directed, but ultimately established self direction as a sine qua non of education within a very caring environment. New College made me deeply respect intellectual endeav ors, but also made me an academic iconoclast. It was the latter which perhaps most unusually shaped my career as an academic and admin istrator. I have never assumed that tradition or habit should dictate how something should be done. I think I have conducted myself and my career in a quite different way than I might otherwise have done without the encouragement to be occasionally audacious, and always questioning, as one is taught to be at New College. 10 SUMMER 2007 Reunion Recap continued from /J. 3 parties on rhe bayfront and in Palm Court. But it's the people and the encoun ter that make a reunion. I received lot of feedback: "I reconnected to an im portant time in my life." "You have to get to the reunion -peopk understand you there-they understand the 'cult of thinking."' "Tt wasn't all just reliving and reconnecting, although that part was great. Meeting new people was half the fun. Palm Court Party wa a smat tering of visual delights. Where el e can you be with a group of total trangers and feel right at home?" Old rivalrie per ist, as ome alums proved 111 their comments: "I finally got the chance to ask a member of the '65 entering class whether the our class-is-better-than-your-class* dynamic had started way back then (*you know: smarter, hipper, hippier)." And the passage of time plays trick : "lt was startling to see how big tho e trees by the dorms are, how many more buildings there are both on campus and in Sarasota and, let's face it, how much older we all are. I'm happy to say, though, that the students are still the students-the kids are all right." Old fear persi t, too. Reunion is "not nearly as cary as you would imag ine. To think I was worried about what to wear or how much money I hadn't made in the pa t 30 years or what I would say to trangers." And there's the whole conceit of gathering and orga nizing Novo Collegian -"like herding cats." But the spirit breaks through. "I particularly enjoyed participating in the skit about the missing gargoyles; it was something that seemed impo ible to pull off and, yet, you had deftly organized the parts beforehand to make it work-hmm, much like the reunion itself." To see more reunion photos, visit: Alumnus' New Book Recounts His Experiences in Iraq Aidan Delgado, 26, who served in the U.S. Army Re erve in Iraq before receiving con cientious-objector tatus, recounts his experience in a new book, "The Sutra of Abu Ghraib: Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq," pub lished by Beacon Pre of Boston. Delgado had completed his freshman year at New College when he decided to become a reservist. He signed his contract on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, ju t a the hijacked planes struck in ew York, Washington and Penn sylvania. Some months later, he was deployed to Iraq where he served as a mechanic with the 320th Military Police in Nasiriyah and in Abu Ghraib prison. A presentation by Delgado at New College is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 4, and he will also have a presentation at the Hot Topics discussion panel on Oct. 10. He is scheduled to appear Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at lnkwood Books in Tampa and Oct. 27 at the St. Peters burg Time Fe tival of Reading in St. Petersburg. The book i now available in bookstores.


New College Featured in Collegewise Collegewise, an Irvine, Calif.-ba ed college-counseling company, with of fices in Lo Angeles, ew Jer ,ey and New York, featured ew College in its ''College potlight" column in its July 2007 new letter to it sub cribers. The New College profile is at: www. wiselikeu .com/ collegewi e/2007 /07/ new-college-of-. html. Rep. Vern Buchanan Secures $575,000 for New College of Florida Congresman Vern Buchanan (R-FL 13) secured approval of $575,000 in federal funding for New College of-the community at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library; 2) $225,000 for Public Archeology L1boratory equipment to help collect, preserve and pre ent the region's history and heritage; anJ 3) $250,000 for a trategic Languages Resource Center to provide digital re ources, facilities and administrative support for language instruction and learning in Sarasota and Manatee coun tie Provost Savin, Student Godinez Samperio Named '25 to Watch' by Area Business Magazine Dr. Sam Savin, provo t and vice presi dent for academic affairs at New New College President Gordon "Mike" Michalson and Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan. Florida for fis al year 2008. The House passed the annual education-health labor spending bill and it i expected to pass in the enate. It includes the fol lowing three project : 1) $100,000 for a mart Library at ew College to help engage and enhance the digital a ets available to tudents, faculty, taff and College of Florida, and New College student Jose Godinez-Samperio are two of "25 People to Watch" for 2007, according to the July i ue of Biz94l, a monthly magazine that covers ara ora and Manatee bu ines COLLEGE NEWS Julie Morris was appointed to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Library Plans Dedica tion of Holocaust Collection With seed money of 6,000 in dona tions New College of Florida has set Jan. 20, 2008, for the formal dedica tion of a book collection to honor a local survivor of the Holocaut and to eventually make its campus library a major source in Florida for Holocaust research. Morris Appointed to Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Julie Morris, New College' a istant vice pr ident for academiC affair and director of the environmental tudies program, wa appointed to the Gulf of Mexico Fi hery Management Council. The Department of Con1merce and the ational Oceanic and Atmo. pheric Admini tration ( OAA) appoint individuals to the nation's regional fi hery managem nt councils, which hape and develop fi hery management plans within their geographical area. Individual in thee poitionslook for olution to improve the health and re iliency of our fisberie and oceans. Morri upport ending over-fishing with the use of catch hare and ad ditional con ervarion method. 'IMHL'S SLIMMER 2007 11


OLLEGE EWS New College Student wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship Jonathan Breidbord, a 2007 graduate of ew College of Flori Ia, was one of only 4 college students in the nation to be electe d for the pre tigious Gate Cambridge cholar hip Established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2001 with a 210 million endowment to the niversity of ambridge, the scholarhips-valued at 40,000 a year-provide for gradu ate tudy and cover all expense plu round-trip airfare. Gate cholars may pursue one-or two-year ma,ter's pro grams, a second bachelor's degree or a threeor four-year Ph.D. Breidbord, who IS from Livingston, .J., found evidence m the cient ific literature of relatively high levels of cop per in the blood of autistic children. Local Students Connecting Bay to Human Health ew College' annual summer enrichment P H / U CE program for area middle-and high-s hool tudents took place in the Pritzker Marine Lab. Thi year's theme wa "Re lating the Health of the Bay to Human Health." New College Daycare Center Opens August 2007 The ew College Child Center aim to bring ew College value of top-quality education, mdependence, community and creativity to toddler and pre hool-aged children offa ulty, staff, stu Ients and alumnae/i. It is run under the directorship of Todd navcly, a arasota native who graduated from Pine View, got a B.A. from UF, and did his Monte sori training at elebration chool in Celebration, Fla. Tod l i. as12 ldBL si ted by ew ollege tudent teacher I P/IRP student and volunteer to achieve the be t student/caretaker ratio in the county. Pre chooler will enjoy outings to New College' Pritzker Ma rine Lab and hayfront eco y tern, the John and Mable Ringling Mu. eum and the Circus Museum. Enrichment a tivi ties include reative movement, panih, oruanic gardening/cooking, art and early literacy. Enrollment is currently limited, but we do plan to expand to a fu IIcalc preschool after the approval of the master plan at the end of 2007. Contact April Flakne, flakne@ncf. cJu, (941) 487-4539, 1f you want more information or would like to enroll your child for the 2007academic year. (April Flakne, a philo ophy pro fessor at e\\ College, i the current chair of the ew College hild Care Center.) 50 Liberal Arts Colleges to Explore Best Practices Dr. havella T. Pittman, a s i tant profesor of oc iology, repre entcd ew College at a conference on "Leader hip Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum," held June 14 to 15 in laremont, Calif., which in luded 50 liberal art institution New Chinese Professor Dr. Jing Zhang will join the ew College Humanitie Department in fall 2007 with several cour. e offering : Elementary Chinee I & Tl (fall and pring}, Heroi m and Chinese arra tive (fall), and ew Cinemas of Great er China: Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the People's Republic of hina (.-pring}. Formerly, he taught at Tufts Univer ity in Bo ton, and received her Ph.D. from Wa hington University in t. Loui in 2006. We look forward to her joining ew College this coming fall. New College Hosts Duke Tl P Recognition Party More than 300 eventh graders from eight Florida countie attended the May 30 to 31 Florida Re ognition Ceremony for the Duke University Talent ldentification Program, ho ted at New College of Florida. The 27th annual eventh-grade talent earch, more commonly known a the Duke TlP pr gram, recognize tudcnts who scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. ince it e tabli hment in 1980, more than l. million students have taken part in Duke TIP. Parent students and educator intere ted in the Duke TIP fourth/fifth grade or eventh-grade tal ent search, or Duke TIP' Educational Programs hould contact the Duke Tl P office at (919) 668-9100, or vi it www. ( ource: arasota Herald TTibune, Wed., June 6) Dr. Jinq Zhanq will beqin teachinq several courses on Chinese lanquaqe and culture at New Colleqe this fall. 1


1 PECIAL IN Help students launch their careers: Be a mentor through the NEW COLLEGE ALUMNAE/I ASSOCIATION & COMMUNITY PARTNER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Consistent with the spirit and philosophy of New College, the mentor program established is tailored to the nique needs and interests of all participants-students, alumni, and community volunteers. There will not be a one size fits all" approach. Students will be responsible for reviewing mentor profiles and for taking the initia ive to approach possible mentors to discuss possible partnerships. The value of the program will be in the lessons learned, and this education can occur in a variety of formats. entors can provide support on a regular basis, offer to be available "as needed," or share their expertise in a roup setting. Mentors should indicate which option would be most of interest. Option 1 School Year Mentors and students would develop a "one-on-one" relationship, w ith regularly scheduled meetings (in person or by phone) This would occur primarily dur ing the New College school year, but participants may extend the mentor program if both parties are so inclined. The objective of the relationship is to provide students with the opportunity to develop life skills and to learn more about the career they hope to pursue from someone with experience in that field. This is not a job placement program. There is no expectation that a mentor will offer a student employment. Option 3 Days on Demand Mentors and students would communicate on an "as needed" basis. The mentor would agree to be avail able to the student, with reasonable notice, to discuss current issues, questions or concerns the student is having about the career. The relationship should start with a meeting or phone conversation and then will be primarily reactive with the student taking responsibil ity for initiating contact with the mentor. This option would be a personal career "help line." Option 2 Summer Mentors and students would develop a "one-on one" relationship, with regularly scheduled meet ings (in person or by phone). Mentoring would occur in the summer, when New College is not in session, but participants may extend the relation ship if both parties are so inclined. The objective of the relationship is to provide students with the opportunity to develop life skills and learn more about the career they hope to pursue from some one with experience in that field. This is not a job placement program. There is no expectation that a mentor will offer a student employment. Option 4 One Day Mentors visit New College to meet with a group of NC students to talk about their careers and share their per spectives on opportunities within a particular profession or industry. The mentor would make a short presentation and then participate in a 0 and A session with students. Mentors would coordinate these visits with Career Ser vices to create a worthwhile and productive experience for mentor and student attendees.* Mentors visiting New College for career workshops will be responsible for expenses associated with their visit. IMBL: "L .1MER 2C'l7 13


l4 PECIAL IN NEW COLLEGE ALUMNAE/I ASSOCIATION MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Mentor Biography TE: S tudents will identify potential mentors based on the information on these fact sheets PERSONAL INFORMATION a me: ex: M F Ethnicity (optional): Mailing add re (specify home or work):_ I thi yourfull-timerc.idence? Yes_ o If not, plea e provide your other addre information and date in residence Home Phone: Work Phone: _____ E-mail: ____ Are you currently employed? Yes o Current/ Mo t Recent Pla e of Employment: ( ame of Company or Organization) __ Mailing Addres:___ Address ____ Phone Current/ Most Recent Po. ition:__ --------------Brief Des ription of Job Respon ibilities: Previous po irion or other relevant work experience? Other Education/ Advan ed Profe 'Hmal Degree : I. NEW COLLEGE INFORMATION High chool Attended: _______________________ Year Entered New College: _______________ Year Graduated from New College: ___________ Area of Con entration: _________________ Thesi Topic: ________________________________________________ area(s) of interest ami/or I P: ____________________________________ Pa t/Present Campus lrwolvcment: __________________________________ Internships/other relevant academic experiences while at New College: ____________________ Describe your experience at ew ollege: ____________________________________ Looking back, what thing would you change in your acad 'tnic career at ew College? ______________ What arc your current tklJ of interest, avocations or invohcments? ____________________________ What tiekl of inrerest would you like to explore more thoroughly? ________________________________ II. THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Would you he intere::.tcd and able to participate in any of the following (Circle all that apply)? Mentor Option #I Mentor Option #2 Mentor Option #3 Having a student stay at your home Co-sponsoring an I P/Tutorial/The-is Having more than one mentee Mentor Option #4 lnternship/-ummer employment Preferred phone/ e-mail information for student contact: Phone _____ E-mail What Jo you hope for/expect from the mentorship program? Comment or information for student con idering a mentorship w ith you: ____ This information will be available to all students interested in participating in the New College Alumnae// tion Mentorshlp Program. Interested students are responsible for sending a copy of the Mentee Information Sheet Initiating contact with a prospective mentor. The extent and nature of the mentorship that evolves will depend the mutual agreement of the two parties. Please return this i nformation by mail to: New College Alumnae/ i Association: 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243 or go onli ne to to request an electron i c application IMBL s L MMcR l 7


PARTICIPATING BOOK AWARD HIGH SCHOOLS Listed below are the top feeder high schools in Florida Please contact Alumnae/i Coordinator Holly Lillis at (941) 487-4676 if you are interested in presenting a book awa r d a t t hese or any other high schoo l s throughout the nat ion. Bradenton Manat ee H S Clearwater Countrysid e HS Gainesv i lle -E asts i d e HS Jacksonville Stanto n College Prep Schoo l Lauderdale Lakes Boyd H A n de rson HS Miami Miami Palmetto S r HS Naples -Naples HS Osprey -Pine View School Pensacola -Pensacola HS Sarasota -Riverview HS -Sarasota HS Booker HS/Visual Performing Arts St. Petersburg St Petersburg Sr HS 18 Tallahassee -Leon High School Tampa -c Leon King HS -H B Plant HS Vivian Gaither HS Venice -Venice HS West Palm Beach -Dreyfoos School of the Arts Winter Park -Winter Park HS Book Award Program The Book Award Program brings high school juniors excelling in aca demics and leadership, in contact with New College alums, who may both sponsor the book awarded, a well as pre ent the award at their chosen high school's awards ceremony. Past books pre ented at book award ceremonies range from Loren Pope's Colleges that Change Lives, among which is listed New College, to New College Meg Lowman' Life in the Treetops, to A Hope Un.een by Ron Suskind, which was also the "com mon read" for all NCF stuJent in the entering cia s of 2006. Along with the book, recipients are given an admissions packet, a letter of congratulations from the College, containing a list of "e-buddies", current students and alums who are available through e-mail to offer per pective and answer question about the New Col lege experience. A pivotal facet of this program is alum participation, and there are plenty of ways to become involved. Refer to us a potential book-award recipient or high school (view our lists on thi page and page 14 to find a participat ing school in your area), join our list of e-buddies, pon or a book award, or donate an hour of your time to present the award at a high chool in your area. Your involvement would help make po tential students aware of the opportuni ties that await them at New College. Student Grants Julie Horowitz needed funding to perform X-ray crystallographic charac terization of a RuBisCo mimic, another step in a line of progre sive research by New College students that has been running for 10 years or more in Prof. Suzanne Sherman's lab. NCAA gave Julie a student grant to cover her co Silvia Beato wanted to spend some time in Paris studying the interconnec tion between the French and Spani h literary movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly the urreali t school and the works of Pablo Neruda. This work will form the basis for her senior thesi and a Mary Clark Menwrial Scholarship from the NCAA will help with the funding. Jenna Ervin and Amy Ortiz were both going to present their respective research at the fu ociation for Tropical Biology and Conservation conference in Mexico, and needed some help to get there and pay for registration fees. The Student Grants committee tries to assure that any student presenting research at professional conferences are able to go, and we provided funding for both of these projects. Alexandra Rozin, Roxanne Sawhill and Erica Schoon are all going to Tanzania to work with Cross Cultural Solutions on the Kilimanjaro Project, studying is ue of bealthcare delivery in impoverished rural communities while al o working in those communi tie The e three projects also received grant thanks again to Mary Clark Memorial fund A total of 15 project received stu dent grant from the CAA during our spring grant review. A usual, we were impressed with the quality, diversity and, occa ionally, audacity of the pro posal We were also omewhat aston ished by the total amount of funding requested, which was almo t $49,000 for 36 application As we had roughly 10 percent of that amount available for disbursement, the grants to be maller than is sometimes the case, and we were only ab l e to fund about 40 per cent of the projects, compared to about 50 percent on a typical cycle. The NCAA Student Grants program provides a direct connection between current New College students and 1\IMBU S SUMMER 2007 !5


alumnae/i. We typically receive over 50 application per year, and we have a ig nificant effect on the students we fund. ]f you'd like to help current students in a clear and direct way, you might con ider a donation to the AA ear marked for student grant If you want to help even more directly, y u might con ider running for the CAA Board, or volunteering to serve on the tudent Grant Committee. You don't need to be a board member to work with the committee, and you could help decide where and how the money gets pent. There aren't many better ways to keep in touch with what' going on at 1ew ollege than to read 30 grant proposab. by students with plans. -b--1 Stew '71 Alumnae/i Fellowships The Alumnac/ i Fellows program ha. been e tabli hed to pnwide ew Col lege alumnae/ i the opportunity to sup plement the academic and co-curricular xperience ot 'ew College tudents I y teaching an Independent rudy Project (I P), a semester-long or half semester long (mod) C< Urst! for credit, or leading a not-for-credit workshop nr seminar. The tenure of Alumnae/ 1 Fellowhips will be in the January interterm or the sprin .l.! semester of each academic year. Applicants may apply as often a they wish but will not he awarded an Alumnac/i Fellowship more than twice in three academic years. Proposals for the 2008 spring semes ter must l e submitted no later than tlw second week of September of the 2007 academic year. All proposals will be reviewed by the Alumnae/i Fellow Committee, made up of two appointed alumnae/i, two faculty members appointed by the provo t, one student and one CAA taff member. Pro -pective fellow will be noti fied by late October on the status of their proposal. To review the require-1 6 IMB t ._, l tME..R 2 7 ments and application information for an Alumnae/i Fellow hip, go to, click on "About CAA," then "Core Programs", then "Alumnae/i Fellow Program." Mentoring Program ew College tudents need you! NCAA, along with ew College Career ervices, have been working together to enhance the mentoring op portunitie for ew ollege students. In a recent urvey of inc ming fir t years, over 100 tudent expres ed a def inite interest in becoming involved with the Mentoring Program. To accomplish the goal of offering these student the guidance and advice they are a king for, we need your help. Please view the different mentor options that might suit your chedule on pages 13-14. and on our Web sire at: \W.w.alu m. ncf.ed u / about/ core-pro grams / mcntoring-opportunitie. The variou options provide a wide range of involvement levels, and are open to the fine-tuning requin .. d by the Mentors and Mentces. The first one-day Mentoring event was held on \:ptemher 10, in v.:hich students interested in the law field were given the opportunity to talk with three local alum la'A'Ycrs over dinner. Approx imately 10 students attended the e\'cnt. Please note that thi is a new en deavor; all program components will he subject to review and pos ibly amended as deemed necessary. Information on all core programs of the NCAA is available on wu u.alum. under the "Core Programs" sectwn. PARTICIPATING BOOK AWARD HIGH SCHOOLS Nationwide AlabamaMobile-Alabama School Math & Science GeorgiaSnellvilleBrookwood HS Atlanta-Druid Hills HS Paideia School MariettaSprayberry Senior HS IllinoisAurora-Illinois Math & Science A cad Winnetka-New Trier Township HS Park Ridge-Maine Township HS East Rockford-Auburn HS IndianaMuncie-Indiana Academy for Science Mathematics & Humanities Kentucky-Louisville Ballard HS Louisiana Natchitoches-Louisiana Sch Math Sci Arts Massachusetts Bedford-Bedford HS Michigan Interlochen-Interlochen Arts Academy Ann Arbor-Community HS New HampshireExeterPhillips Exeter Acad emy New JerseyCherry HillCherry Hill HS East New YorkBronxBronx HS of Science New YorkHunter College HS VirginiaReston-South Lakes HS Alexandria-Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology Arlington-Yorktown HS Please contact NCAA if you would like to present at a school not currently listed.


Ursula T. Hotchkiss (Tennie) '76 Ur ula T. Hotchkiss (Ten nic) pas. ed away June 20, 2007. Serv1ces, arranged through Ewing Funeral Home will be performed in Thomaston, Conn. Urula came to cw College in 1976 as a mature student, ha\ ing previously traveled trom her nati\e Germany to London, Yorkshire, Montreal, and ew York. Her focus and drive were C\'idcnt throughout her lite, tarring when she walked through her bombed-out city in Germany to attend bilingual English/ German shorthand and typing ciaes. he eventually became the office manager at the corporate headquarters of IM International in 1ew York City, and later was a broker/as ociate with Michael Company in Sarasota. he married Hayden R. Hotchki in August of 1969, and the'r livcd happily togetht.:r in Venice until his death in 1996. Ur ula graduated in 19 0 from New College, and treasured her time here. he considered it one of the hest periods ()f her life. l'r ula i by a sister, An nelise Thometzki, nephe"" Peter Thometzki in Germany, her ter, Demse, and br )thers-in-law Edward and tanley Hotchkiss. Memorial dona tion can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson\, Re.earch, Church Strctt ration, P.O. Box 780, ew York, y 10008-07 0. Robert Ford Robert hml Jr. wa. born in Quincy, Fla., ncar Tallahas -ee, on July 20, 1960. He moved to arasota as a pre-teen, just after hi mother d1ed of diabetes, and lin l with hi aunt and uncle. Robert attended arasota High chool he participated in high-school football and became a higiHchool All-American in wre tlmg. After high chool, Robert worked a vanety of Job from building swimmmg pools to light indu trial work. In 1990, he was hired a the custodian for New College's brand-new fitnes center. Robert impacted CF in a variety of ways. He was known throughout the years for lending a fa therly car to any student who Wy to recei\e a full-ride cholar shit forth program. Anyone wishing to make contributions to the scholarship fund should make checks payabl to ew Foundation" and either note in the check memo or on

NOTES Claire Robinson (formerly Batutis) was mentioned in an article January 23 in the Wall. treet Journal Online for having been named senior managina director at Moody' Investor Service of their asset finance group for the Anerica and U.S. Public Finance Group. Jerry Simmons write "I am still at andia National Labs in New Mexico and live in the mountain with my wife, Carolyn, and daughter Clau dia, lO, and Camille, 6. We srill have problem with bear raiding the garden and the bird feeder in the fall." Jerry manages basic science research efforts at Sandia, including some re cent succes e in Solid tate Lighting." Valerie Lehr has recently been named as the vice president of the univcr ity and dean of academic affairs at t. Lawrence University. Sbe was formerly the profe sor of government and coordinator of gender studies nt the same college, where she has been a faculty member since 1988 Carla Eastis appeared as a contes tant on tbe March 7 episode of ]eop anly. he came in second place. Ronald Christaldi hns j( ined the Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP law firm to lead Sbumaker's Tampa Health Care Practice Group. Christaldi is a Florida Bar Board Certified Health Care lawyer and repre ents various premier health care entities in Florida. 18 NIMBUS l MMER 2007 Matthew Grieco '94, Crystal Benedicks '94, and Charles Choi '95 in the Russian Tearoom in New York City. 1990 Kate Jennings Warnock write, "J u t wanted to ay hi to all the alum of the Class of 1990. I can't believe so much time has passed." This Augu t she celebrated six year of marriage with her hu band, Jeff. Their daughter, Abby, i almo t ix years old and will be attending kindergarten in the fall. Their on, Evan, at whose pre chool Kate is a teaching assistant, i almost four, "and Jeff and I argue whether they'll be Gators or Novo Collegians!" Bryan Lumpkins '93 and his son, Anthony. Bryan Lumpkins in his 12 year since graduation, Bryan went on to Wa hington, D C. with the Teach for America Program fi r two years Since then, he has worked as a technolot,ry director for a private school before becoming a business manager f, r a charter school. In 2002, Bryan adopted his son, Anthony, from Washington D.C. Since then, he has moved back to Tampa to be closer to his family and "become intimately familiar with all the Sponge Bob characters." Bryan writes "I currently make money investing in the tock market, but the be t inve trnent I've ever made wa adopting Anthony." Carlos Victorica and Nancy Tille recently welcomed the birth of their on, Tristan. Carlo a doctor go ing into practice, and Nancy, working on a Ph.D. in Mexican literature are soon moving to Au tin, Texa Kelcey Burns write ,"I earned my M.S.Ed. in educational psychology from Fordham University in February. I received a College Board Fellow hip to upport the re t of my Ph.D. studies.


NCAA IS COMING TO YOUR AREA! Chapter events are great ways to meet up with old friends and make some new ones, as well as catch up on what is going on with New College and NCAA. Please let us know if you are interested in helping plan or host ing one of these events. Your help makes these events successful. Contact Jessica Rogers at 941-487-4900 or NCAA CHAPTER EVENTS 2007 AND 2008 August 25-Tampa Hosted by: Dave 72 and Pam Smolker September 8 Siesta Key Hosted by: Felice Schulaner '78 Dennis Rees September 29-Austin Hosted by: Bill Rosenberg '73 October 19-Atlanta Hosted by: Ginger Lyon '70 October New York & Boston Host committee (NYC): Dan Catalano '86 and Carla Eastis '88 November J-Los Angeles Hosted by: Jeff Sugar '71 November 2 or 4 San Francisco January 19Sarasota Hosted by: John '64 & Kitty Cranor January 26-Ft. Lauderdale It's wonderful being back in school!" Lindsay Moore write "1 gradu ated from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in April of'06. I'm working a a web interface designer in Boulder, Colo. and am totally loving it. My husband John and l ju t got back from a trip to Sarasota and saw ome familiar faces and place Yay!" Gene Cassidy and Sara Bondi became engaged to marry on April 5, 2007. Gene i leaving in june to get his Ph.D. in German hi tory at the University of Michigan, where he will be a Rackham Merit Fellow. Sara is earning her Ph.D. in microbiology at the Univer ity of Virginia, where she is an N.I.H. Infectious Disease scholar. Gene and Sara invite anyone visiting Ann Arbor or Charlottesville to drop a line. Katie Helms is studying art educa tion at Virginia Commonwealth Uni ver ity and is working as the a sistant editor for Art Education JournaL She and Jeff Huber ('00), who is study ing acupuncture at Tai ophia in Lau rel, M.D., are engagell to be married. Nathan Hoover and his "Bohe mian Storytelling Tour a theatrically infused nature walk, were the focus of an article in the April 27 issue of the Oregonian new paper. More informa tion on tbe tours can be found on its Web site: wwvv.myspace .com/bohemi an torytellingtour NOTES Erica Slotter has won a four-year NSF Fellowship beginning in the 20052006 academic year. Thi past May, she received her M.A. in psychology from Northwe tern University "en route to an evenntal Ph.D." Anne Mira Guha writes, "In the past two years since graduation Joe and I have lived in the Jacksonville area (I did a legal internship at a NCF alum's firm, then started teaching the LSAT for Kaplan part-time while also working as a Victim Advocate for the Rape Recovery Team of the Women' Center of Jackson\' i lle). The two of us are moving to Wa hington, D.C. thi summer (2007), and I will be starting at George Washington's Law Schoo l in the fall." Dr. Arnie Levy and his new bride, Maureen Cannon '73. 1\IBUS 'UMMER 2007 !CJ


Reunion Reflection Written by Nancy Winfrey '77 What a weekend. It had been 30 year i nee I'd tarted at ew ol lege and 20 ince I'd been back for a reunton. Walking down memory lane wa more like being swept off my feet br a flood of positive mcmorie Meandering throuoh the old library (now largely vacant) reminded me of the time evcral ot u decided to hide when it clo ed and Jeep there mernight. Eating lunch at the Main Bar wa:s literally like ducking my head into a time tunnel-the cavern ous, low-lit atmo ph re, the brown augahyde booth the llack-and whitc circu photo from the '50 replete with dre ed animal (not to mention the great potato alad and chee ecake). The Pei dorms have seen better day and there was new con truc tion of dorm we'd fought for 25 year ago. The pool wa bigger and better (had I really regularly swum tople there?). There were so many new big building on the bay side of campus that even the current stu dent I a ked direction from wa n't quite sure which one was which. And no U F: a change those of you pre-merger would not have noticed. The graduation Palm Court Party was an experience. Music didn't start until after midnight, and it was not as outrageou ly danceable a Matthew's great tape, but till. There was a mattering of vi ual delight -not a full-fledged co tume party, but alm(rt better: Spnnkled among the non-costumed, a woman in completely ordinary clothes wear ing a big pair of butterfly wing ; someone with bright blue kin from head to toe, a gal in a shrunken uperman outfit with a red cape the ize of a large placemat dancing with a comparable Batman. And me, ticking out, and therefore fitting right in, with my cropped hair and long dre s. Where el e can you be with a group of total tranger and feel right at home? It wa n't all great-my shorts got kinda wet a I waded out from the Caple shoreline to an a lum' motorboat for a fun ride around the bay. And more regrettably, I actu ally managed to mi my dear friend Ellen Muratori, who rayed only REUNION 2008: SAVE THE DATE! for the dinner portion of Saturday evening and left out the front while I showed up for the dancing and entered around the ide. Dang. But I did get up the gumption to arrive the next day unannounced on the Berggrens' door tep, spending tim with omeone who had a huge influence on my life. The new connections were cool. I realized that Mike Michal on, our ew College pre ident, faculty membe, and former provo t, was a bred-in-me-bone ovo ollegian in the be t rneaning of the phrase. He :;truck me a a gut y, mart, funny guy who wa a big factor in the equation of why the college is still alive and well. I met a good friend of an old friend. And I finally got the chance to ask a member of the second entering cla s ('65) whether the our-cla s-is-better-than-your-cia dynamic had tarred way back then (*you know: smarter, hipper, hip pier). I have to admit that part of the rea on I went to the reunion wa be cau e of a soon-to-be-expired freebie Delta ticket. But now that I've been there, I wou l d have paid full fare. What fun! Following the success of the record-breaking reunion weekend 2007, make plans now to attend the 2008 New College Reunion, scheduled for May 23 to May 25. Reunion Planning Committee. There will be fun and excitement for everyone in the New College family! We are currently in the process of planning the schedule for the 2008 Reunion Weekend. If you would like to join the Reunion Planning Committee, there are a few spots left, so please act quickly! Please contact Jessica Rogers at or 941-487-4900 if you would like to be a part of the 20 L'MMER 2007 This reunion promises to be one that you won't want to miss, so bring the entire family and take part in the festivities! This year's targeted classes are '68, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98 and '03. If you are not a member of one of these classes and would like to set up something special for your class, please contact Holly at 941-487-4676 or hlillis@ncf. edu.


1. Bob Benedetti, Peggy Bates, Madeline Bonin, Babs Morris, and friend 2. Judy '69, son Jerald '03, and husband Jay Lentini '69 3. Samuel Sapp '67 (back row), Tim Snyder '67, Ginger Lyon '70, Stu Levitan '72, and Glenda Cimino '64 4. Rick Doblin '71 and Robert Hans '76 pal around at Saturday's BBO. 5. Anna Perlmutter '00 and Heather Normandale '00 of the band Stitchcraft set the tone for Saturday afternoon. 6. Deborah Howard '77 and her daughter, Ashley 7. Alums take in some sun at Satur day's BBO. 8. Steve Jacobson '71 and his wife, Karen, danced the night away on Saturday evening. L 2u07 21


REUNION 2;;,_;;;0-=-0...:._ __ j REUNION CONTINUED 1. Ginger Lyon '70, Jay Lentini '69, and John Buchanan '72 enjoy fun in the sun at the BBQ. 2. Mary Ruiz '73 and Caroline Chambliss '79 came to Saturday night's dinner to honor Bob Benedetti. 3. Brunch by the Bay attendees Anne Tucker '87 and Diane Benjamin '84 4. Jono Miller '70 and Colin Boyle '89 at the Alum Reception 5. Nicholas Tampio '91 and wife, Gina, enjoy Saturday's festivities with their child. 6. Jean Graham '67 and Tim Sny der '67 at the class brunch 7. Dancing at the bayside barbecue to the music of Stitchcraft 8. Newly-minted alum Guangming Lang '04 at the 100% Initiative for graduates 22 I 1Bl S l MMER 2007


1. From back row, Jeb Lund '97, Adam Rivers '97, and Mike Palmieri '96; front row, Elaine Lund '96, Andrea Rivers '98, and Brandi Lasch '96, at the Friday reception 2. Stu Levitan '72 keeps it cool at the pool party hosted by Andrea Zucker '70 on Sunday after a rigor ous schedule of Reunion activities. 3. Mike Lasche '76 and Adam Tebrugge '79 smile for the camera at the Benedetti dinner on Saturday. 4. Bill Rosenberg '73, Mike Camp bell '86, Larry Vernaglia '87, and Jessica Rogers 5. Paul and Tina Vrablic '86 at the Class Brunch on the Bay Satuday morning. 6. Laurie Paulson '65, Glenda Cimino '64, and Cheryl Hoffman '65 1. Cathy Heath '97 8. Matt Davidson '87 and Josh Benjamin '87 NIMHL S SL !\1Mf.R 201.17 n


SITE Official Contest Anouncement! Have you ever wanted to name something at New College, and yet under writing a building has been out of your price range? If o, the NCF Circle aming Conte t might be the right option for you. Our brand-new online community for alum is currently without a per manent name, and we're looking for the winning sugge tion from you! Sub mit your ideas to Holly at hlilli by October 15. Voting will take place online; check www.alum.ncf .edu to find out when the polls open. The winning entry will be used as the official name of the online com munity, and it writer will receive a grand prize collection of New College goodie So go ahead and send in your name ideawho knows, your creativity may be immortalized in online Alumnac/ i A ociation hi tory! Enter the online community naming contest, and this elegant prize package could be yours! New College Alumnae/i Associat ion 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota FL 34243-2109 Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Permit #500 Manasota, FL NiMBUS Published by: New College Alumnae/i Association SBOO Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243-2109 Phone 941B7-4900 Editors: Susan Burns ('76), Jessica Rogers, and Holly Lillis ('03) Unless otherwise noted, opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent official policy of the Alumnae/i Association or the op i nions of the editors. New College Alumnae/i Assoc i ation is an affil i a t e of New Coll ege Foundat ion, Inc. an independ ent not for-profit F l o rida corpora tion that has been qual i f ied by the federal Int erna l Revenue Serv ice as an IRC 501(c)(3) organ iz ation The IRS has also determined that New College Foundation Inc. is not a private foundat i on w ithi n the meaning of 509(a) of the Code. The tax-exempt status of New College Foundation, Inc. has not been revoked or modified. New College Foun dation Inc. is listed as a qualified organiza tion in IRS publication 78 (Revised Sept. 30, 2000), Cumulative List of Organizations, Catalog Number 70390R, page 852. A copy of the official registration and financial infor mation may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-4357352 within the state Registra tion does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. Since New College Foundation does not engage profes sional solicitors, 100 percent of all gifts are received by the Foundation. The State Regis tration Number for New College Foundation is SC-00206 The Federal IRS Identification Number is 59-0911744. Nimbus is published three times a year. Susan Burns, editor, New College Alumnae/i Association, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243-2109

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