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Cindy Ford '89 S ince the Ia t i ue of the imbus, the CAA ha many recent w n lerful events to share, and even more fantastic upcoming event to announce in thi jam-packed ummer i ue. To tart, I began the ummcr with the of toa ting our now newest member at graduation rehear al and cheered them on hundreds of alu1T1 at the commencement ceremony. Welcome again to the 2010 graduates! Our annual reunion wa a fan ta tic gathering of current and pr viou board along with local alum and other alum in town for graduation all celebrating the 25th anniver ary of the CAA together! We hared photo an I torie over everal days with many laughs. We al o had a birthday party for the CAA, and pa t Board Chair helped me in blowing out the candle on a Four Wind decorated cake. My thanks to all of tho e who brought their enthu i a m, ideas, and storie to the CAA dur ing the weekend. All of that information and energy i providing u with what we need to plan and prepare for the upcom ing celebration of ew Colleg 's 50th Anniver ary. But we till want to hear from you make ure that you are a part of the celebration -send us your photo and torie now! As we reach thi mile tone for ew ollege, the College i al o gather ing it hi torical photo and torie to hare at the 50th anniver ary. The e photo which pan aero time from the college' opening to pre ent are great fun to review. They range from stately cene such a photos of College Hall when it was Charle Ringling' re idence, to palm court partie art and mu ic performancIN THIS ISSUE 4 5 8 10 1 1 1. Spozy '83 on Electio n s Candidate Statements Board Election Ballot College Central Network 50th Anniversary Plans MMER Z I NCAA CHAIR'S LETTER e hi tori vi itoc, numerou outfit now regretted, and your favorite profe sor and campu taff member In hort, you do not want to mi the 50th anniver ary as it will be not only a chance to see past h i tory but al o the oppornmity to be a part of history in the making. Our hard working taff have re erved room to campu book your now! Although we have had fun look ing at photo and haring torie, we remain focused on our core program Our alum fellow and tudent grant com mittee continue to do their outstanding jobs of di tributing fund among our numerou talented tudent and alum ap plicant Nimbu continue to keep our member fully informed, and Ia t, but not lea t, my fellow board member work con tantly to ensure that the CAA i providing you with all you with all of the enice that you expect and de erve. The current and approaching historic mile stone are adding to the ignificant work that board members normally perform. They deserve the thanks of all of us, and l want to take thi opportunity to thank them personally for their hard work. We are al o working directly with the College to en ure that the 50th anniver ary provide all alums with the be t pos ible celebration opportunitie heck out the information about the upcomin celebration in this i sue, and keep watching for more details to follow. We have planned a range of activities on campu from live mu ic, art display and talks, to part i e that are varied in theme and location appealing to all generations of alum and we will offer many family -friendly opportunitie for tho e alum who bring their familie (and h pefully future students) to the celebration week end. Almo t last, but certainly not lea t, I am plea ed to welcome our new e t Alum Coordinator, Morgan Boecher 12 14 16 19 20 College News NCAA 25th Anniversary Chapter Events Program Updates Obitu aries & Class Notes (' 6). W are thrilled to have his talent and enthusia m during thi e pecially bu y year. Read n1ore about Morgan in this i ue. Finally, the Board could not do half of what we do without the pro fessional skills of our Vice President of Alumnae / i Affair Jes ica Roger ext time you ee, email or peak on the phone with Je ica, thank her. Her care and dedication provide invaluable er vice to all alum Cindy Ford '89 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: C i ndy Hill Ford Robert Lincoln William Rosenberg Chair ViceChair Treasurer Colin Boyle Michael Burton Carla Eastis C i ndy Hill Ford DeeAnn Garey -Roy Robert Hans Stuart Levitan Robert Lincoln Katie McAuley William Rosenberg Susan Sapoznikoff EX OFFICIO MEMBERS: Andrew Walker President & CEO New College Foundation Gordon "Mike" Michalson, Jr. President New College of Florida STAFF: Jessica Rogers NCAA '89-' 95 86-'90 88' 92 89-'93 '78-'82 '76 '79 '72 '75 '77-'83 '04-'08 '73 '80 83 '87 Vice President, Alumnae/i Affairs Morgan Boecher NCAA Alumnae/i Coordinator 06-'10


NCAA and the Foundation Welcome New Alum Coordinator, Vice President of Philanthropy, and Database Assistant After a year in the po iti n of Alum Coordinator, Au tin Mc Cann '04, i now working as the new Development Advi or VI TA at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. Morgan Boecher '06 joined the CAA taff a Alum Coordinator in June. Morgan graduated from ew College in May of 2010 with a BA in Anthropology/ Gender tudies. He traveled to Japan in the ummer of 2009 to interview tea ceremony practitioner for hi the i Traditional addition to being an avid traveler, Morgan i an active community leader, having participated a Orientation Leader for three year in a row a well a having revitalized the femini t and LGBTQ group Place and Femini t Morgan Boecher '06 on campu Through the e groups, Morgan ha organized numerous event including Sexual A ault Awarene s Week, The Clothesline Project, Love Your Body Week, and Queery Week. Additionally, he arranged for p rforman e group Sex Signals and alum uzanne Clayton to come to ew College and further educate on diver ity i ue Morgan Space: The Japane e Tea Ceremony Makes Room for Empowerment. He al o spent a emester abroad in Paris, France during the pring of 2008 to study French language and culture. In continue his activism a a volunteer blog editor for Paradigm Shift, a feminist organization ba ed in ew York City. He i a tran exual man and goe by rna culine pronoun Rebecca Stork '06 join the Foundation after graduating from New College thi pa t May with a degree in Economics. Serving as the Foundation' ntdent intern ince May of 2008, Rebecca ha been do ely involved with the NCAA. You might recognize her from recent Reunion events. During her time at New College she wa actively encraged in several political campaign Ju t la t year he split her ummer between working at a peace-building GO in Wa hington D.C. and swdying in Beijing, China. he hop to one day go ba k to China and work, but her most lofty a piration is to one day start a political revolution right here at home. Dennis Stover has joined the Foundation taff a the Vice President of Philanthropy. He i the new mu e (charter of orts) of the office but al o bring a lot of front line experience in Fund Development, event', planned giving and organizational leader hip. Dennis is helping the foundation engage the local giving community and corporation He will work with the alum in lonoer term giving in the form of Legacy gift. He ha over 28 year of working in the Non Profit arena at the local tate and national level. You can contact Denni at 941-487-4674 or d l 1Bl l.1MER21, 1


ELECTI Some Thoug ts on Representation and E ectons By Susan "Spozy" Sapoznikoff'83 of what e a tly the ew College Alum nae/i Board did. Mayb that hould tdl us omething. The Alumnae/i ociation mi i n tate : The mi ion of the new Coll ge Alumnae/i Ass iation i to promote ommunication among alumnae/i, and between alumnae/i and cw llege; to pon or pr gram a tiviti and 'V nt for alumn. e/i; to a ivi e the Pre id nt of ew llege of Florida and the Pr ident of the ew ollcge Foundation, Inc. of alumnae/i concern ; and to leverage and eploy the talent, knowledge, enthu ia m and financial re urce of the alumnae/i to upport 1 Colleo-e in arr ing out it educational mi ion. The ew College Alumnae/i Bo. rd of Director i compri d of ten ele t d members who each thr e year terms. At pr enr, we elect fiv member one year, five memb rs the next and then take a year off from holding de tion There i al o a provi ion in the by-laws for the app intment of up to eight additional l oard member. taggering the eat that ar or n for e l ection help keep th progre goingw1thin om mitt I t al o a i t with ne e sary foil w through and over ight of our program and project But ju t becau e the Board i urrently Back row from L toR: Board Chair Cindy Ford '89, Carla Eastis '88, Kat1e McAuley '04, Past compri ed and el red in thi mann r d esn't mean that it i the only way r the be t way. President and currentTreasurer Bil l Rosenberg '73, Stu Levitan '72, Adam Kendall '98, Robert Hans '76, former board members Steve Jacobson 71 and Ginger Lyon '70, Mike Burton '86, NCAA's fust Executive Director Carol Ann Wilkinson '64, Vice President of Alumna eli Affairs Jessica Rogers, Susan Sapoznikoff '83; Front row from L toR: DeeAnn Garey-Roy '78, Vice Chair G i ven not only the poor vot r turnout, ut al o (at time ) the ina iliry to ft I a full lat of andidate th re ha been :li cu sion to ha\'e an appointed board. Rob Lincoln '76, Colin Boyle '89, Austin McCann '04, Ayla Samli '95 "W, alway want the l st man to win Gnforrunat ly, he never run ." n ele tion. W ill Roger "Democracy ubtitute election by the incompetent many for appointment by the orrupt few." eorge Bernard haw What io y u think? The ew ollege Alumna /i A ociation currently ha over 60 member That makes alum the large t ew Colleg constituency. However, in our Ia t elect ion, only 230 of u voted. That i I than 4%. l that i path tic (or mayb apatheti )? If the que tion i ... Why haven't YOU voted? And why have you not run for the Alumnae/i Board? I r cently po d the e que tton on Facebook which i the astion of all information and kn ledge, right?!?}. lntcrc tingly. the 0 LY fccJback I re cived was the question 4 1B l M E 2 I There ha a l o been ta l k of ab l i h ina election and letting anyon wh want .. to serve n the B arJ AND who i willing to c mmit the time nece ary, to erve. There ha een talk of e l iminat ina some "at large" p

BOARD ELECTIONS NCAA Board Candidates Election statements for the 2010 Alumnae/i Association Board candidates David Banks 'OS Orientation week at New College felt like I wa meeting my family for the first time. In my four year I discovered my academic passion, met some of the most important people I will ever meet, and found a much-needed direction in life. As a 'tudent, I was very active in tudent government, running town meet ing sitting on the Academic Ma ter Plan Committee, and the Ad Hoc Campu Ma ter Plan Implementa tion committee. This committee work was deeply fulfilling and I hope to do more as a ew Coli ge Alumnae/ i Association Board Mem ber. In my one hart year ince graduation, I have been pur uing exactly what my degree from cw College prepared me for: I am cur rently a graduate student at Ren selaer Polytechnic In titute in Troy, ew York, working on two National cience Foundation Grant re earch projects. While I live far from ara ota, 1 hope to vi it often, and work on planning event for the 50th An niversary and build relationships be tween tudcnts and alumni all over the country. We are a mall com munity, but we are nothing hort of family. I would be honored to help make my family thrive. Cheri Belz '74 I attended ew College from 197477 and graduated with a double ma jor in studio art (photography)/art aml architecntral history. 1 went on to obtain my Master of Architec ture from CU, Denver. I currently have an architecture/development firm in Boulder. Admittedly, I have not been invalved in New College Alumnae/ i activities in the past (.vith the excep tion of donations). I have pent the Ia t 21 years being a ingle parent and building my busine I am now an empty ne ter and semi-retired and the time i right for me to tart giving back to places and organiza tion I care about. At ew College, I learned, not just about academic but about living life. I wa able to take advantage of New College' unique learning op portunities by de igning, not ju t my independent tudies, but my own degree. When no course exi ted in area of interest, profes or helped me pursue the knowledge / skil l s I wanted to learn. Thi experience helped me in my ub equent career and life in general. I will bring great experience to the ew College Alumnae/i A o ciation Board a I have served on the Board of everal non-profit -both as a member and a Pre ident/ Chairperson. The e include Bixby chool (pa t president of Board of Trustees and Fundrai ing Commit tee), The Dairy Center for the Art (past Chair of Board of Director and Visual Arts Committee) and Boulder Center for the Vi ual Art (now BMoCA). As well, I serve on the executive committee of a real e tate partner hip in Washington D.C. and volunteer a the jer ey/ apparel coordinator for the Boulder Hockey Club. I look forward to being in volved with ew College and the Alumnae/ i As ociation. Colin Boyle '89 My name i Colin Boyle and I graduated in 1995. I've been trying for evera l day to write something short and pithy and elegant about the pecial place ew College holds in my heart and all of my attempts have come out ounding trite and tale. Finally I've come to accept that if you've read thi far into my nominating statement, ew College i probably pecial to you a well and I can just move on to what I'd like to do a a board member. I've spent the last twelve year working in the non-profit ector, pecifically in the area of non-profit information technology. I re peer fully ask for the opportunity to serve one more term as a member of the board of director o that I can fin i h the projects that I have started. Specifically I am working on the 50th Anniversary Planning Com mittee (I hope to see you all there). I am al o working on the transition from affinity circle to our own solu tion and on opening the CAA web store. Thank you all for the oppor tunity to serve. I feel that ew College' newfound independence nece itate that build better tie with the ara o ta Community. A a local, I've been involved in the community with the Young Profes ional Group, the Civic League and a a political can didate. I'd like to u e my position within those organizations to help ew College tell it tory to the lo cal community. David Bryant '91 Why I want to be on the board I have a deep affinity for ew Col lege and it mi ion of quality lit era! art education, and I would be very plea ed to further the college' mision by erving on the CAA Board. My as a board member I would like to see more alumni 'IMBL SL :\1MER 2010 )


BOARD ELECTIONS 6 interaction and mentoring with the college. One of my primary goals a an CAA Board member would be to attract more alumni speakers to cw College to speak about their career experience in variou field Qualification for the po ition I have over nine years of nonprofit management expenence, with ex tensive kills in annual fundrais ing, capital campaign development, alumni relation and donor data base maintenance. I also have an MBA Jegree in marketing from Uni ver ity of Florida. Invglvement with rhe colle::e I have been very involved with the College and since I left ew College in 1995. In 2001, I wa -hireJ as Executtve Director of the CAA. Under the direction of the lCAA Board, I led an effort to increa e the CAA' Chapter pre ence throughout the U. I also implementeJ a new-and-improved web ite, an enhanced e-mail com munication sy tern, and an alumni database upgrade. Ray Burgman '91 In 1991, I learned to love learn ing without apologizing. I loved the cia e and the people and decided to remain on a college campus for ever. Today, I am a economic pro fessor and administrator at a liberal art college. ew College i where I received a wonderful education, both inside and outside the class room. Thi is why I want to be on the board again. I want to help future Novo Col legian have a candalou love affair with learning. ince completing my doctorate, on several occasion I re turned to ew College to conduct group ISPs and to give short talks on campus diver ity. Yet, most rel evant to this statement, from 2006 2009, l served on the New College Alumnae/ i A:, ociation board of di rectors. IMBL LMHRZCll l believe that my experience a a college profes or helped me during that time, but the year away from the board ha helped even more because I worked with a local service and ad vocacy organization. I feel quite pre pared to a i t with the menroring/ networking committee or the 50th Anniversary committee. I am a leader but I am also a doer. Plea e put me to work! Margaret Ensign '73 There are many incident from ew College that have shaped my life, but two rand out. It was my first cour e with Peggy Bate he had a reputation a an extremely hard teacher o I hould have ex pected her comments on my first paper-"you don't write very clearly o it makes me wonder about your critical thinking kill "! (I tell my student that story and it gives them a good laugh and some hope.) She was right of cour e and she taught me to write-and thinkcare fully and clearly. I was the EC Chairper on the year ew College went through the merger. Then President Chri tJan er asked me to stay for the summer and help with the negotiation It a brutal ummer in many way but at the end it eemed the agree ment kept ew Colleges' indepen dence and ga\'e us orne much need ed ca h and tability. Christ-Janer asked me to explain the agreement to the tudents when they returned in the fall. In the middle of my talk, everal students stood up and called me a whore for "Pro tituting ew College" with the tate. 1 till think we did the right thing. As I prepare to become the first fe male president of a univer ity in Ni geria, I know that my ew College life le on will continue to motivate me and direct my life. Cindy Ford 89 I have the privilege of currently serving as the Chair of the Board. 1 attended ew College from 1989 to 1993 (a Cindy Hill), and I have erved on the Board ince November of 2005. I am so plea ed to work with our dedicated and enthusia tic Board member as well as our amaz ingly talented upport taff, and l look forward to celebrating the up coming 50th with all. For my day job, I am an attorney practicing in civil litigation and con dommium/homeowner as ociation law. I also ,omehow find the time to enjoy my children, Maeve and Ewan and our new pet hedgehog, Motor. I am fortunate enough to live in the Sara ota area, and I have made use of this to increase the connection between the alums, the Library A sociation, and the Foundation by be ing active in those organizations too. I am highly indebted to my patient hu band Doug for appearing with me at all events connected to New College. If elected, I look forward to helping the CAA celebrate it 50th anniversary and move forward to an even better 50 year to come. And as alway for those alum who attended ew College in the late 1990s, I remain proud to admit that I am Eric Hill' ister. Deni Galilee '79 Hello NC alumnae/i. I am Deni Galileo and was at NC from 19791983 and majored in biology. After that, l got my Ph.D. at U.F. and did a po, t-doc at Wa hington Univerity in t. Louis. My first "real'' job wa a faculty po ition at a medical school in Georgia, which wa orne what unsati fying becau e there were no undergrads there to teach. I am currently an Associate Profcs or of Biological cicnce at the University of Delaware and greatly enjoy doing


re earch, teaching, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate tudents in my lab. I have not had much involvement with C since graduating, although l had the pleasure of coming back to give a research seminar La t year. tnce I came to UD 1 0 years ago, l have been involved in many under grad activitie including enior the sis advisor for 13 students, teaching Cell Biology to a Large (175+) class and teaching Deve lopmental euro biology to a much maller class. I am al o involved in undergraduate curriculum and faculty governance, and I am on my departmental Un dergraduate Programs Committee, College of Arts and Sciences Edu cational Affair Committee, Univer sity Undergraduate tudies Commit tee, University Faculty enate, and AAUP teering Committee. I would like to be on the CAA Board of Directors now becau e l have participated in enough diver e educational activities to be useful potentially to the NCAA. I think I would be most u eful in matters of student research, mentoring, and CAA governance. I a k for your vote with the confidence that I would be a dedicated board member and represent the best intere ts of our a sociation in its endeavor Maia Hinkle 'OS On the day I tarred ew College in 2005 I realized two thing : (1) I was itting amongst the bright est mind of my generation and (2) that I was home. l participated in as many activitie trips, adventure meeting organizations and event as pos ible. The e included directing Dance Tutorial for two years, run ning the Crew "Team" for 3 years, being a founding member of the Power of Women, and throwing the annual Gatsby Party! After I graduated from ew College I went on to get my MBA and now work as the Director of Market ing for Food ystems Unlimited. The same month I graduated I worked with CF tudcnt Affair and Ca reer Center to form a discu ion ses sion on choosing a graduate degree in a professional field. The turn out was great and it led to continued conversations with the students via email. I was also able to help everal tudent tailor their re umes and ucces fully obtain job in the ter rible economy My purpose for joining the CAA is imple; l want to be a part of his tory in the making. I am an achiever; I do what I say I will and often more. I am excellent at planning events, staying in budget and on chedule. l took :1n untraditional route for New College students and I have a lot to share about getting a job, choosing internships, writing re umes, fill ing out application and being a general life mentor. My goal for the Alumnae/ i Board would be to help it maintain the tandard of excellence and achievement that it has been o proud of for the past 25 years. Stuart Levitan '72 In my three years on the NCAA board, l have been active in the areas of governance and communications, and in planning for the 50th Anni ver ary celebration next February. l am eeking a second term to contin ue those efforts. I believe my profe ional back ground a a labor mediator/ arbitra tor for the Wiscon in Employment Relation Commi sion ha given me valuable skill in conflict re oluti n, and that my experience as a new pa per reporter/ radio & tv ho t /author ha equipped me to help plan and execute strategic for media and pub lic relations. I remain impre ed by the qual ity of ew College and it tudcnts, BOARD ELECTIONS and hope to stay involved with cur rent and future alum through con tinued ervice on the NCAA board. Thanks. Bill Rosenberg '73 I've had the honor and privilege of serving you on the CAA Board of Directors in many capacitie over the years, beginning in 1993. I'm a member of the Student Grants com mittee, where l helped bring togeth er rhe College's and our tudent Grant program streamlining the application proce s and enabling to award grant far more effectively. As Vice-Chair, then as Chair from 2004 to 2008, I developed and suc cessfully brought to completion the Palm Court cholar hip Initiative We rai ed over 250,000, and with tate matching fund now have a 37 5,000 endowment for out of state tudent scholarships. We'll award the fir t of the Palm Court cholar ships thi year. I'm currently CAA Trea urer and I chair the People's Committee on Philanthropy (PCP). I have a deep and abiding pa sion for ew College, and do everything in my power to help all of us con tribute to the continued ucce of our alma mater by the bay. I'm ac tively working on an exciting new project that will allow more of you to return to campu a part of an en hanced and expanded Alum Fellow Program. We want more of you to share your experience and wi dam with current tudent and so we will be working on improvements to the Alum Fellow program thi year. You'll be hearing more detail about the Alum Fellows project as the year progres e o stay tuned. I a k for your vote o that I can continue to work to make our A o ciation better and stronger. Thank you! IMBL l WI J 7


BOARD ELECTIONS Greetings fellow New College Alumnae/i, We are currently in the process of holding elections for the New Col l ege Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors. NCAA has provided electronic balloting as an option for Association members to use to cast votes. This year, the paper ballot option is included in this issue of Nimbus along with the candidates nominating statements. This ballot is your opportunity to vote for elected members and recommend to the NCAA Board of Directors the selection of appointed members for the next three (3) years. As noted in the Bylaws of the Association, the term of office for Directors-at-Large shall be three (3) years beginning upon the date of the subsequent regular meeting of the association. The Board is comprised of up to 10 elected ("at large") members, and up to 8 appointed members. We would also like to invite inquiries into volunteering to serve on Association committees or help with other activities of the NCAA. Since we are an all-volun teer board, we need your help. The deadline to submit your ballot is Friday, September 24! Thank you, Cindy Ford '89 New College Alumnae/i Association NCAA 2010 ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS The following individuals have been certified by the Executive Committee as meeting the requirements of the Bylaws to be candidates for election as at-large members of the Board of Directors. You are referred to the following personal statements submitted by each candidate for at-large membership for details about the candidate. Every member of the association is entitled to cast up to five (5) votes (no more than one [1] vote per candidate) You may cast fewer than five (5) votes. However, if you cast more than five (5) votes, your ballot will be invalidated. Votes may be cast for any of the candidates listed below or for any write-in candidate you i ndicate on this ballot. Pursuant to the Bylaws, write -in candidates may take office if they meet the requirements set forth in the Bylaws with respect to board members including the requirement that they agree to attend at least two (2) board meetings in Sarasota, Florida each year. Votes for any write-in candidate count toward your maximum of five (5) votes. Please cast your vote by checking the box preceding the name of the candidate for whom you wish to vote. As noted in the Bylaws of the Association, the term of office for Directors-at Large shall be three (3) years beginning upon the date of the subsequent regular meeting of the Association. Votes may also be cast online at ************************************************************************* The Candidates for at large members of the Board of Directors are: David Banks 'OS Cheri Belz 74 Colin Boyle 89 David Bryant '93 Raymonda Burgman '91 Margaret Ensign '73 Cindy Ford '89 Deni Galileo79 Maia Hinkle 'OS Stuart Levitan 72 Bill Rosenberg '73 ************************************************************************* If you wish to vote for (a) write in candidate(s), please fully complete the following section (you may include additional sheets if you wish to cast votes for additi onal write-in candidates): NAME ______________ __ NAME ______________ __ PHONE ______________ PHONE ______________ __ NAME ______________ __ NAME ______________ __ PHONE ______________ PHONE ______________ __ The deadline to submit your ballot is Friday, September 24! IMBl l MM!:R l IL


BOARD ELECTIONS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND SOLICITATION OF VOLUNTEERS The Board of D i rectors may appoint up to eight (8) members to the board The Executive Committee of the board would like you r advice on Alumnae/i whom you believe would make a valuable contribution to the board. If you are interested in volunteering to help with a specific association committee, please indicate that as well. IF YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF, YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO SERVE, rather you will be contacted and the responsibilities of the posit ion will be explained to you You do not need to make recommendations or volunteer for an NCAA activity to have your vote for at large board member to be counted BUT YOU MUST SIGN AND RETURN THIS FORM WITH YOUR BALLOT FOR YOUR BALLOT TO BE VALID ************************************************************************* Recommendations for Appointed Board Members I would like to recommend that the board consider appointing the fol lowing person(s) to the Board of Directors of the New College Alumnae/i Association: NAME NAME PHONE PHONE E MAIL E-MAIL NAME NAME PHONE PHONE E MAIL E MAIL ************************************************************************* Volunteer Inquiries Student Grants Program Alumnae/i Fellows Program Nimbus Student Mentoring Alumnae/i Networking Annual Reunion Chapter Events Development 50th Anniversary Other ________________ ************************************************************************* BALLOT VERIFICATION NAME ______________ __ SIGNATURE ____________ PHONE ______________ __ DATE ________________ __ E MAIL ______________ Your Signature on This Form Is Required for Your Ballot to Be Counted. Your Vote for At Large Board Members Is Not Valid Unless You Sign This Form. Return ballot information to: NCAAThe Keating Center 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243 The deadline to submit your ballot is Friday, September 24! 'L M IER 2 I 1


ALUM RESOURCES New College Launches Job and Interview Site for Alums and Students Interview with Career Service' s Cathy Cuthbertson By Morgan Boecher '06 CAA: Before we tart talking about the College Central etwork, why don't you tell me about orne of the trucrural change that Career ervice ha been going thr ugh? Cathy: This year we began reporting ro the Divi ion of tudent Affair and Wendy Bashant, the Dean of tudents. That moved this office from the purview of the provo t over to tudent Affair The hift ha really provided us orne new opportunities thi year for greater rudent engagement, collaboration and learning at bigger and broader level CAA: That's great. Could you name the alumna who work here and tell u a bit about her? Cathy: ure. Caitlyn Miller came to our office a the part-time admini trative a i tant at the tart of 2009. She graduated from ew College in 2006 and went to England to earn her rna ter degree in publi hing at Oxford Brooks. While Caitlyn wa a rudent at ew College, he rudied abroad, held a number of intern hips and wa really a model ew College tudent. he lend the benefit of experience from the perspective of a student and that of someone who lived and worked abroad. Moreover, she understand the needs of students as they transition from the world of academic to worklife out ide of ew College. This year he will be working with alum and the local bu ines community tO help rudents build connection to intern hip and job opporrunitie CAA: Could you please explain what the College Central etwork is, and what it can do for students and alums? Cathy: C !lege Central etwork i the nation' leading ervice provider of career office management sy terns to small and midized olleges and univer itie They provide a platform upon which we can post job and intern hip for student and alum at no charge, o they can browse those postings exclusively, and l ikewise recruiter can recruit exclu ively. It i a win-win on both side We are also looking forward to building community between alums and tudents, and bringing alum on board to erve a mentor whether a employer or internship providers. When alums p t jobs or intern hips on CCN and stuuen apply, this help rudents gain experience in diverse anti varied ettings, from pre tigious law firms to re earch opporrunitie abroad. Part of the value in working with our own community i the quick level of comfort and rapport shared between students and alums. The like-mindedne of student and alum creates opportunitie for personal and professional relation hips that often take year to evolve in other kinds work settings. We al o know that we can count on alums to help hape J(' 1MB' t M 1LR ZllC Cat h y Cuthbertson (R) with student Katrina Bang (L) discussing the benefits of College Cent ral Network and offer experiences that are of ufficient academic challenge to student Working with alums, student can seek unique and intere ting pathways to shape their career in experientia l etting and alums can benefit immensely from the creat i ve energy that rudenr bring ro a job or internship: new idea new points of view and an innovative approach to problem solving. I n the l ong run, we hope that the alum-sponsored internships, jobs and 1 Ps will become permanent offering that are made available on year-to-year ba is. With CC a tarting point, we can build a olid foundat ion that will erve tudent and future generations of alum into the near and f, reseeable future. That' our goal. NCAA: How did Career Service decide on CC Cathy: In C N's existing job database on any given day, they have about 70,000 po itions for college tudent and graduates, o it has relatively extensive re ources. Another benefit of CC i that many of the people who work for the organ i zation came out of college career centers so that they truly understand the needs of student perhaps better than companies that don't bring that perspective. NCAA: Where can students and a lum go to find CC and how do they become a part of it? Cathy: To find CC online, they can go to: ervice I opp rtunities/job They can also acce s CC through CAA' website: www.a l When they go to that link, they can regi ter as a tudent or alum to search for job and internships or a an employer to po t jobs and intern hips, and recruit exdu ively ew College rudents. The jobs and companie that alums post will be vi ible only to ew College tudent Those job don't go into the bigger database. Another ervice that CC provides is portfolio-h ting y tern in addition to providing all kinds of career development advice and rmation. It allows one to develop a portfolio of accompli hments whi l e at ew College, including I P intern hips, and volunteer expe r iences. If a tudent began such a portfolio from their first year on through, then by the time they leave they have a great way to market tl1emselve to future employer and g r aduate chool Cathy Cuthbertson is the Director of the Center for Career Education and Off-Campus Studies. She can be reached at (941) 487-4425 or


New College's 50th Documentary Josh Tickell'93 & the Green Planet film team will be producing NC's first ever full-length documentary, debuing at the 50th Reunion Weekend in February 2011 Dear C Community, We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for your help o far in fil ming "The ew College Movie" (final titl tba) during the commencement in May. All told, our mall film crew hot about 20 it down on camera interviews as well 50TH A NIVERSARY at ew C liege. We are working hard to make the movie a genuine repr entation of the "heart" of New College, taking the perspective that the hi torical journey of the college is important and, equally imp rtant, a r e the emotional journey of the people who have given o much of their live in upport of our unique univer ity. We will return in October from the 22-31 to film the remaining interviews, b-roil and rudent life activitie (from cla e to dorm life to ailing to marine biology). orne alum have already ent wonderful stories and photograph and we know that there are even more of you out there with great material to contribute ( o please end it in!) Plea e let u know 1f you have great photos and film footage from the 1960's, 1970' 1980's and even the 1 990's. We're also looking for mu ic, drawings and paintings made hy C alum The 30 minute I ng movie will be hown at the 50th year anniversary weekend in February. as a dizzying amount of ound bites J osh Ticke ll '93 (R) at NCAA's 25t h Thank you again to everyone who has contributed to thi effort thu far. It i an honor to be working on this project. We look forward to the next chapter in thi journey. with alums, staff and faculty and orne great A nniversary r e ception in M ay b-roll. The filming i in preparation for a 30 minute long hi torical documenta ry, which cover the genesi evolution and current life MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY 0 Cl = 0 Warmly, Josh Tickell & the G r een Planet film team By Monica Tambay '07 and James Birmingham '06 Hi there ew College Alums! New College students this year are gearing up for big things, particularly with the upcoming Make A Difference Day event in October! James Birmingham an I my elf (Monica Tarnbay) are NCF's new Americorp VI TA Volunteer Coordinators, and we're making it our mis ion to keep New College students on the community map! We'll be developing student vol unteer team each of them repre enting a different residence hall on campus, to compete in an inter chool super service competition! Each team will he able to decide to work within one of six categories of service, all of wh i ch are flexible depend ing on your varieJ interests: 1. Environment 2. Hunger/Poverty ). Education 4. Homelessness James Birmingham '06 and Monica Tam bay '07 I 5. Low-Income Housing 6. Senior Citizens A si ranee Monica Tarnbay and ]ames Brnnmgham, boch receru. aCluates, are I eu College's Arnericorp.1 VISTA \'Olunceers f(JT 2 10-2011. 'IMBL l M 1 R l lL II


COLLEGE JEWS Restoration of Palm Court Amon the fiv major con truction sit' on campus thi::. summer, none is nearer and dearer t the hearts of ew College's 6, 0-plu alums than Palm Court, the informal garh ring spot for UKients frequ e ntly referred to as "Th Center o the L'niverse." Designe d by world-r nowned aTLhir ct l.M. P ei in the mid-1960 along with the College's fir t r iden e hall complex, Palm Court i hem g re tored to it. former maje ty with the replacemen t of the Royal Palm mo t of which were in a dire tate after ne arly 50 years. At the arne time, hand me bricks and paver will replace the curr nt tiles with the addirion. 1 bonu of having rais ed $250, for outf-state, cholar, hip 'Th College ha en mo nitoring th declin of the palm trees fi r a number of years," aid Jono Mill er '70, wh o erve as pecial As istant to the Vice President o{ Finance & Ad mini tration a nd i a ch air of the College' Cam pus Land cape mmittee. "Three were mi ing (dead an d remove d), two were ta n ding dead, o e Y.ras hit by lig tning an d the rest were d yin or in serious decline. Th yare l eing replaced with healthy Royal Palm of the e act same pecies and will be planted in the same pattern, bur with staggered height." Miller, an environmental expert who played a key role in the development of the Master Plan, said that the NC Faculty Summoned for Oil Spill Task Force ine ew College of Florida faculty and taff member are lending their experti e in the environmental, marine and biological ciences to assess and analyze damage from the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil pill in the Gulf of Mexico. As advi er to Florida' tatewide Oil Spill Academic Task Force, they are using their background a cienti ts, cholar and researcher to assist policymakers, regulatory agencies and others respon ible 1MB l. M\H R l I new palm will look more like the riginal, historic pal m court than "the declin ing pecimen we'v co me to accept." "The deci ion to re tore the area at this time has been long anticipated, planned and di cu d by rudcnts, faculty staff and alum ," he explained. group imdved have agree d that thir toration was nece ary to return the Palm ourt Alum Coordinator Morgan Boecher 06 with bricks awaiting their place in Palm Court a r a to its original beau a p lace o fondly r emembe red by alums over the decad ." Miller noted that in addition to the decline of the palms, the pavers have cracked and chipp and are unsafe. Two year ago, the ew College Alumnae / i Assoc iation established the Palm Court Endmved cholarship Fund for tudents, and ince that time the purchase of named commemoratiw bricks and pavers has netted over $250,000. The pavers are being installed in conjunction Y.ith the current restoration project. A formal dedication for the cleanup and recovery efforts. The ta k force on i ts of nearly 250 of the brightest minds at 15 public and private colleges and universities throughout Florida. It was created to as i t the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other tate and federal agencies in determining the magnitude of the environmental impacts from the pill and to provide wide-ranging experti e to authorities in charge of the recovery. The nine representatives from ew College, the nationally acclaimed college ceremony for the restored Palm Court i planned for the College' Signature 50th Anniver ary Weekend taking place on February 11-13, 2011, when many alum will be in town for the celebration and the CAA' annual reunion. We are delight ed that o many alum want to make their mark on the 'center of the univ erse,"' commented VP of Alumnae/i A ffairs, J ica Roger everal hundred bricks an d paver have be e n pur c hased and engrav ed to date, an d we will continue to provide oppo r nltl for alums t o upp rt the Coil ge with c mm emorate paver well into the future." A numbe r of other facility improvement projt,ts are currently und r way at ew College, including the re-roofing of Cook Hall, adding ecur ity cameras to student parkin g lo replacing underground utility lines around the hi storic Pei dorms, and replacing the main air handling and exhaust units at the Heiser atural iences Complex, a significant underta king. Palm ourt, the Black B x Theater, I ermann-Felsman n and the Public Archaeolo Lab are expec ted to be r eady by th e time the n1dents ren1rn for fall 2010. Construction on the more extensive Academic Center and Plaza the mo-t significant cla sroom building ever built on campu i expected to be completed in early 2011. for the liberal arts and ciences in ara ota, also are available to wo rk with tl1e media to help the public under tand the ecological impacts and public policy implication of one of the worst environmental disasters in U. hi tory. They ar Assi tant Vice President Julie Morri Biology profi or andra Gilchri t, Political cience profes or Frank Alcock, Biology professor Leo Demski, P ychology professor Heidi Harley, B i ology and environmental tuc.lies profes or Meg Lowman, Biology pro or Elzie Me ord, Biochemi try professor


I \ Katie Walstrom, and Mathematics pro[! or ecmettin Yildirim. Though many communities in the Gulf region have been impacted by the oil crisis, Sara ota County remain oil free. New Music New College Announces 12th Season of Contemporary Music ew Mu ic ew College, the region' cutting-edge er ies of contemporary music, presents its 12th eason beginning in the fall of2010. Director tephen Miles ha put together a varied and compelling pr gram featuring ome of the most innovative musicians of our time, coupled Seven New College of Florida Students Receive Grants to Study in China ew Colleoc of Florida' budding program in Chinese Language and Culture celebrated a huge succe on June 15th when it was c nnoun ed that even tudents from the allege have received grants from the Chinese government to study in China next year. Four tudent will be fully funded for the 2010-2011 academic year, and three will be tudying in the pring 2011 term. All have received full cholar hip including tuition, board and tipend. The grants wer made through the Chinese government' partner hip with the Confuciu In tintte at the Univer ityofSouth Florida. Thi is the fir t time that the Chinese government has offered a full cholarship through U F's Confuciu In titute. The Institute i a collaborative effort with performances featuring New College students. This year' venues will include, for the fir t time, the College's new Black Box Theater in the Hamilton Student Center, alone with the Mildred ainer Pavil ion, College Hall and the Pep i o Arcade in the Caples Fine Arts Complex, ite of the third rendition of the wild l y popular 'rock happening under the star ,' Crossroad Ill. Sub criptions for the five concert eries are 55, with ingle tickets priced at 15. Professor Jing Zhang, who led students through the application process with Professor Aijun Zhu with China' Office of Chinese Language Council International In addition to the seri three pecia l ew Mu ic events are planned for 2010-2011. Th e include a ovember performance of Caoe' ong Books at the John and Mable Ringling Mu eum of A r t in the Searing Galleri and a February concert of mo tly contemporary music performed by the Sarasota Orchestra as part of the ollege' Celebration on the Bay to commemorate its 50th anniversary. ew Mu ic graduates will also partic i pate in the Ringling Internationa l Arts Festival's "Family Festival" in 0 tober. For more information, VlStt www. newmu icn we, call (941) 4874 88 or e-mail ("Hanban") under the Mini try of Education and ankai Univer ity, which i USF' de ignated partner univer ity. Al l seven ew College students who applied were highly recommended by Or. Zhaoying Han, the director of the Confuciu In titute, and all were accepted. Kathleen Brindley (Tampa, FL), Rebecca hristoforo (Andover, MA), Ariel Hensley (Ridgewood, ]) and Maya Praff (Ellicott City, MD) will be tudying in China for the entire 2010-11 academ i c year, Kathleen at Zhejiang Univer ity in Hangzhou and the other at ankai Univer ity in Tianjin. Jacob Long (Mar o I land, FL), Lacey igmon (Valrico, FL) and Oara 0 her (Pompano Beach, FL) will attend the pring 2011 semester-long program at Nankai Univer ity. COLLEGE NEWS A Note from Brian Doherty, Jane Bancroft Cook Library Dean This past year aw a numl 'r of changes at the Library. The most vi ihle initiative was the rollout of the new Academic Resource Center (ARC). The ARC is a technology-rich and flexibly furnished area on the outhern end of the Library. It house several inclu the Writing Resource Center and Quantitative Re ource Center along with the newlv developed Language Resource and Education Technology enices The ARC combines a learning commons atmosphere with tate-of.. the-art educational technologies and a professional staff to help tudents and faculty implement 21st-century advances in their teaching, research and learning. Cook Library i-refreshing traditional ervices and rolling out new ones. This ummer, we combined our circulation desk with our refcn:nce desk to provide visible staffing during all hours of operation. taff haw been trained in information and customer ervice and are dedicated to the needof sntdents and faculty. We are now part of the statewide \'irma! Ask-a-Librarian ervice, enabling our users to get help with their re earch online via chat and email. Interlibrary loan have been revolutionized through Cook Library's participation in RAPID, a consortium of libraries that provide free digital articles within 4 hour. We also continue to build our physical collections. The ew College Library Asi. ociation continues to raise fund that enable us to purchase materiaL to the tudent ucces Without the support of CLA. we would he unable to purchase materiab and upport reearch and teaching at New College. fu we look to the future, support from alum and private donor 'Nil! play a significant role in the effectivene of Cook Library. '!MHL '-1MER 2 \0 11


4 IM "?n cefe6raHn:J the NC:A:A's 2.Jfh tmniversar!Jt if hit me {hat whife we fhinko( oursefve) as Oteraf a 'new' coffe_ge, we afums have a rich, diverse, and hiJh& enfer{ainin:J hhtorlj {hat is 1uite simf'& a ('Teasure to ('_reserve" -Cin'J '1ord'89 When ? return to cam('us ? afwa:JS have so maYIJ 1uesfions, spoken and uns('oken: 1/ow wiffit have chan.Jed? Wi(( know me? Where wif(? {ind fove? ?n {he enl, one 1uesnon matters, name, '?s if :At.?VE?" -Cifn.Jer f!Jon '70


"1UifneJJin_J fhe accumulation of New CoffCJe hMory affin one room waJ enou!Jh fa warm even {he cfeJiccafed c:;nicaf huJk. fhaf iJ m!J heart" -?an "Frazier '03 CAA AN IVERSARY 50th Anniversary Yearlong Tlmellne View updates to the timeline book your travel and accommodations and RSVP by visiting the NCAA website at www alum.ncf edu Fa ll 2010: CM Anniversary Alum Directory pub l i hed ; O c t 2010: S t art of ew Top ics ew College e rie featu r ing a lumnae/i Fri d ay Oct. 22 2 010: Founder' Day Celebrat ion Campus wide and ara$ota Area C h apter event i n the evening Sat Oct 23 2010: CM at i onal Make a Difference Day alums, students, hllllty and taff W e d. Nov 17,2010: CMand the Foundat ion co-ho t a celebration of cholarships and student grants for recipients and donors T e ntativ e : Dedicat ion of Academic Center a n d Plaza Unveiling of Four Wi nds cu l pnre Fe b. 11-13, 2 011: 50th An niver ary Weekend-Alum R eunion F rida y nig ht: Golden Anniversary Dinner honoring the college' fin 50 years a tu rday : Academic fair atmo 1 here, tour:;, open hou e for exhibits, panel discu ion, mini-clas es; food, m usic. Cul minating with conce r t by 'arasom Orchestra playing pccial alurn-commi sioned piece on ba'yfront, followed by fireworks display and hands Mini Classes during the Anniversary Weekend will be presented by current professors Sandra Gilchrist, Maria Vesperi, Joe Mink, Heidi Harley, Aron Edidin Pat McDonald, Uzi Baram, Miriam Wallace, and Emeritus Professors Mac Miller, Robert Knox, Doug Berggren and Justus Doenecke IMRL l MMFR 1. I l'i


CtfAPTER EVE NCAA Chapter Events ha been a bus year for chapter events so far! Alum have gathered in Atlanta, GA Wa hington C, Chicago, M1 m1, Fl, TX, A then GA, Houston, TX, ew York, NY, Bo ton, MA, Rancho anta Margarita, A, n Fran i co, A CAA would like to extend a pe ial thank to all of the underwriter and h sts who made n New olle ,ge Pn.:.-ident Mike Michalson, Foundation EO Andy Wa l ker and VP of Alumnae / i Affairs R er att ndd man y gathering anJ brought new to out the 5 th n ni v er-ary and exciting project on to help you ho tan event in your town! APRIL 11,2010 Foreground L to R: Mikhail Petersen '04, Robert Byla 04 and Isaac Duerr 04; Background L toR: Diana Hi nova 'OS, Doug Bov e 04 Karlye Dilts '03, and Cathenne McCarthy 04 l ATLANTA, GA MARCH 27, 2010 DC alums picn i cing in Malcom X Park on a bright, sunny day -


CHICAGO, IL APRIL 17, 2010 Miami Host and event sponsor Bob Allen '74 addresses alums in attendance Harry Gould 89 Alicia Windsor 99 New College President M i ke Michalson and Jonathan Kroner '73 CHAPTER EVE VP of Alumnae / i Affairs Jessica Rogers with the Chicago Host Courtney Nogar 98 Karen Flax '78, Gary Moriello '66, Steve Jacobson Jacobson Andrew Kay 02 Susan Borkowski '66, and New Collegefoclltblll':: winner Mustafa Fakhri 'OS MIAMI, FL APRIL 23, 2010 Foundation CEO Andy Walker, Angela Martini '91, Frank Gonzalez, and New College President Mike Michalson Mitch Silverman '91, Rudy Hernandez '90, Ben Wolkov '92, and Michael Rodriguez '90 MBL \1 1ER I 7


CHAPTER EVENTS AUSTIN, TX MAY 12,2010 HOUSTON, MAY 13,2010 Jessica Rogers enjoys a tour of Austin City Hall given by Jean Graham 67, the Art in Public Places Coordinator for the city of Austin Austin event sponsors Chris and Bill Rosenberg '73, and Foundation CEO Andy Walker. Rick Schofield 85, Sou t h Area Director of the American Red Cross, gives Foundat i o n CEO Andy Walker a tour of their H ouston location Back row from L toR: Ed Moore '90, Adam R i vers '97, Brendan Rabon '03, Ginger Lyon '70, Evan Neal '05, Pat Dees '05, and David Anderson 'OS; Front from L toR: Danielle Babski '95, Robin Kirkpatrick '87, and Lysa Fisher 'OS t y tuned for photo California vi llt IMBl l 1 R from our New ana in the next i sue of N


Ayla Samli '95 on her 2010 Alumnae/i Fellows experience I arrived at ew College, ten year after my the i defense, to teach a cour e called Gender, Islam and Modernity in Turkey. My term a the Alumnae/i Fellow entailed a marvelou return, replete with continuities and challenge The intellectually PROGRAM UPDATES opportunity l probably would not have had elsewhere. Ultimately, the fellow hip realized my dream of modeling the critical thinking kill I developed at ew College to cultivate a cla room girded by flexibility, mutual re peer, hard work, and humor-what a treat! Ayla amli, a cultural anthropologist, has conducted extensive fielduork on the bridal hope chest and modernity in Turkey, funded by a Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fielduork Grant. he plans to teach both anthropology and gender studies related courses u:hde writing, coaching students on 1.11 riting, and pursuing further research on gender and material culture. She can be contacted at curiou ri k-taking .-----------------------------------, mdcnt who Thank You from Two Alumnae/i Fellows Ayla Samli '95 shares her experience attended my cour e as an a lum fellow with the NCAA resembled my peers board at their May meeting from New College; I admired their open eli cus i n and facility with theory. At the same time, returning to ew College meant interacting with my mentor a colleague meeting new faculty, and participating in campu activities from a different perspective. As my mentor and I discu e l the profe ional side of teaching, I reli hed in the energy ew ollege professors dedicate to their craft. As a creative teaching opportunity, the fellow hip pre en ted me with the familiar challenge of ew College work; without conventional constraints, the cour e' ucce s depended on my ability to organize and orche trate it. Ju t a writing the the i had required me to hone "? wantuf to the New CoffB_Je 7lfumnaeli 11.ssociation for frovirlin_J V!Ja:J ani me with the offortuni{_J to teach micro6iofo!J:J this ?nrlefenrlent Stu':J feriol 7he cfass was a 3reat teachin_J Offortuni{_J for us/" ViJay Siva ramon '97 (far L) and Adam Rivers (far R) with their spring 2010 ISP students my thinking and clarify my argument, teaching the Adam Rivers '97 a n d Vi jay Swarumon '97 led a joint I P Mi c r o b es i n H o. t course allowed me ro order the alient theme of my and the Environment 1 n S pn n g 2010. di ertation re earch into a live pedagogical project, an 1..--------------------------------J Jacqueline Munera '07 writes to us about student grants: I want to thank the ew College Alumnae/ i A --ociauon for funding my thesi re earch on cat coat color and personality. Thi may eem like a minor topic, however, it i very important for domeric cat in animal shelters. F r cat. in helter coat color may influence a potential adopter' choice of cat, how long a cat stay in a helter and how likely he or he is to be euthanized. at per onality i reported as a primary rea on for adopter sari facti n with their cat however, anecdotal reportti and a urvey done by my elf and another tudent reveals that many people have a perception of coat color a a reprc entative indicator to evaluate the behavior of 107 neutered (37 m, 70 f) domestic cats urrendered to the Humane ociety of ara ota ounty. l cho e the mo t commonly availalle coat col r. and noticed that there were a large number of black and black-with-white Lat:.. For my the I I te ted relations between olid LOat color (black, of cat personality. Re earch on the Jaqueline Munera and her kitty Jazzmanda orange, brown, tOrtoiseshell), solid-with white coat colors (black wIth white, orange with wh1te, brown with white, calico), and two a peer of per onality: sociability to humans ( ociability), and respon e to novelty ( ovelty). l found no tatistlcally significant difference between coat colors on either a peers of cat personality. This i good new for helter cats becau e it shows that coat olor hould not be used as an indicator of cat personality during adoption. Adopters need to choose a cat that i the be t fit for their life tylc rather than choosing a new friend based on the relation hip between the two i lacking and so I hose to do a the is project to inve tigate whether cat 'responses to novelty or their ociability to humans were related to their coat color. l used behavior a e sment and coring from the Amencan ociety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA) Feline-ality program color of his or her coat. This ha been an amazing expenence for me to be involved in! I continue to help at the arasota shelter and other hclter to teach people how to work with cats and have a harmonious partner hip for life. I IBl 'l MMER 1 19


OBITUARIES Emeritus Faculty Dr. John B Morrill 1929-2010 In 1967 Lulu a ked how one thanks their ingularly life-changing teacher. Her formulation: "How d you thank omeone who ha taken you from crayons to perfume?" was rhetorically elegant, but her an wer: "It i n't ea y, but I'll try" fell omewhat hort of the mark. That arne year, 1967, ew College hired a be pectacled, ectomorphic biologist that many referred to imply by his initials: JBM. John Bar tow Morrill decided to come here ba ed on the caliber of tudenrhe had met at a conference and arrived with a complex background. His father, the Chief Land 'Cape Archite t of the Fore t Pre erve of Cook County, was one of the fir t to recognize that Midwe tern prairies would not per ist if allowed to grow up in shrubs. Following undergraduate work at Grinnell, John completed a ma ter' thesi in Botany tudying the plant of the Loe Hills of lowa. A contemporary photographer, Stan Buman, ha u ed John's now half-century old photograph and plant record to document ucce sional change wrought in the absence of fire. John left Iowa for a doctorate in Zoology at FSU, which was followed by ummer pent in marine lab on both coa t and Sicily. There he pursued hL research intere ts in developmental biology. So by the time he got to New College, JBM wa familiar not only with terre trial eco y terns, but e tuarie a well, not only with plants, but animals, not only the kin out" levels of organization, but also the "'kin in", and not only the natural world, but al o (thanks to hi father) the interaction between people and nature at the landscape level. A a result, tudents interested in biology or the po t-Earth Day environment found that wherever they turned scholastically, JBM had already been there and wa likely to burden them with a tack of reprints to con ume. And woe to tho e on whom he be towed hi bles ings who did not dige t the provided material. We'll never know if hi demeanor wa innate or deliberate, but those tudent who didn't w1ther under his di dainful tares and silence frequently redoubled their efforts to prove them elves worthy and restore their tatu One alumna 2 reported: "He taught me how to argue and walk backward at the arne time." We knew he could be challenging in every en e, but we didn't know why, o orne of u imply chalked it up to the rumor that he wa a triple corpio. ay what you will about a trology, but here i what a couple of astrologers advanced in re pon e to an online query about triple corpios. "Very judgmental. Very passionate and emotional, but will only hare that with th e he deem a "worthy" and "Very intense per onality that is very black and white. Can speak with the mo t running insight and the mo t brutal frankne s ( ometim at the ame time) ." o if John wasn't actually a triple corpio, we can be forgiven for making assumptions. One of the great my terie regarding John was how he could possibly mentor so many tudents, while imultaneou ly rai ing o many nail taking so many photographs of uch mall thing publi hing o much research and, at the ame time, doing o much consulting, both paid and unpaid, throughout Southwest Florida. Part of the explanation is that he wa working all the time, but the rest lies in the ynergies he developed by involving tudents in his re earch and con ulting. By incorporating student in his work, he leveraged what he could do, while elevating undergraduate students to the ranks of co-author It was not unusual for ew College student to show up at cientific conference (which wa let' face it, unu ual) and be a ked where they were working on their doctorate only to reply they were trying to get their undergraduate degree from New College. JBM wa probably the fin PhD environmental onsultant in the region, and if one conflate the environmental con ultingJohn wa hired for, with the thesi work of his students, with the profe ional accompli hments of the graduates he worked with, it is no exaggeration to say that our under tanding of Sara ota, Southwe t Fl rida and even the tate of Florida ha been profoundly changed a a re ult of John's decision to abandon William and Mary We're running out of space here, o let' li t a few other hallmarks of this man: He wa not only intensely curiou but expected other to be curiou a well. He welcomed fine art students into the fold, particularly if they were interested in botanical illu tration or photography. He believed in field trip and fieldwork as well a taking student to conference and ymposia. Oh, and lab work too. He believed land cape were works in progress and could only be understood by reviewing historic aerial photographs. He did not uffer fool g ladly and reli hed being the provocateur. o ounce of fat. He wa playful and mi chievou prone to alternate identities that included a hip ter, choolteacher", mafia don, and janitor. He eemed inordinately fond of hats, cigarette pulmonate snails, Speedo sea urchin ga trulation, and stamp He could blend 19th century natural history with scanning electron microscopy. He may not have been the first ro include poems in evaluations, require students tO write grant proposal or lecture with a goldfish wimming in a blender; but he made these device his own. And even students that never ated a clas with him were changed by the experiences of his clas room. So how does one recognize the contribution of such a mentor who affected so many live and careers? It i n't easy. But we try. I can simply ay he wa the teacher that had the most profound effect on my life trajectory. 1 look forward to connecting with others imilarly affected thi coming February at the reunion. -Submitted by ]ono Miller '70. In honor of Profe or Morrill and his love for New College and its students, John's family ha asked that memorial donation be made to New College Foundation' tudent Re earch Fund. To make a donation contact the Foundation at (941) 487-4800; email


Alumnae/i Judith Lentini 69 1952-2010 Judith Kaye Lentini '69, died on July 28, 2010 after a protracted battle with lung cancer. A re ident of o everyone feel like they had known her for year Whether chatting with someone in line at the grocery tore or opening her home to the friends of her children, everyone that ever met Judy loved her. Preceded in death by her parents, Jo eph and Miriam OBITUARIES to maintaining close and trong bonds between alums, NC friends may make donations to the New College Alumnae/ i As ociation Reunion Fund. Please make checks payable to NCAA I Reunion Fund Judy Lentini in memo line, and send to NCAA, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243. For information on the Reunion fund, contact Jes ica Roger, VP Alumnae/ i Affairs at or 941-487-4900. arne Key, Florida ince 2005, Judy grew up in Greenwich, CT. She was the second olde t in a family of nine children. A graduate of Greenwich High School, she earned a bachelor' degree in religion / literature from New College and a rna ter's degree in cell biology from the Univer ity of Connecticut. Jay Lentini '69, Kaye of Greenwich, Diann Byrd lnge '67 writes: Minister Dr. I. Martin Shartar officiates the wedding of Judy Lentini '69 and Jay Lentini '69 with maid of honor Justine Kaye, Judith's sister, (R) and best man Mike Tweed, 69 (L) she is urvived by her husband of 31 years, John Lentini of o arne Key, FL, her daughter, Julia Lentini and her wife, Heather, of South Windsor, CT, her son Jerald Lentini '03 and hi wife Lauren of Silver Spring, eight iblingsand many nieces, nephew and in-laws. Friends and family celebrated Judy' life in the way he ''To me the important thing about Judy was that after not talking for a long time, 1 could just pick up the phone and we'd start the her husband of 31 year knew it wa love at first ight when they met at New College. They were both from New England families of nine children in which everyone' name began with the letter "J." Judy actively participated in the furtherance of her Jay's career as a forensic cienti t and he rai ed two wonderful children in Marietta, Georgia. conver"ation pretty much where we left off. One time we didn't talk for nearly 30 years! (l am not alway good in raying in touch people are so alive in my memory that l talk with them in my head and fail demanded: with the Beatles, blue Judu Lentini .69 (L) with son Jerald, to notice that they don't kn w l talk to them. Judy could completely accept that.) Thank goodne s we did talk more often in la t year since the reunion in, I gues '94. Judy could alway laugh with me at thing other people didn't even ee a funny. Judy lived her life that way, too, I think." he erved as PTA Pre ident at Brumby Elementary chool and Ea t obb Middle School. A long-time advocate of literacy for children, Judy worked with local bookstores to en ure that every kindergarten child had a book of his or her own. Judy' infinite compa sion for humanity manifested itself through her incredible ability to make 1965 Robin Day Glenn is the immediate past chair of the Franchise Advisory Commis ion to the California B ard of Legal Specialization. The State Bar of California became the fir t tate to certify specialists in franchise and distribution law during Robin Day' chairmanship. She i currently updating the she originally wrote on "Drafting a Franchise Agreement in California" and "How to Prepare a Franchi e Disclosure Document" for a revised edition of California Franchise & Distribution Law, pub li hed by California CEB. ln 2009 and 2010, she wa elected as a outhern California Super Lawyer. She and her hu band Fone t Beeson, who administers her law firm, alway like to jeans, and a party held in Key We t husband Jay, and daughter Julia on aturday July 31, 2010. Published in StamfordAdvocate on]uLy 29, 2010 and edited by Nimbus staff In memory and in dedication of Judy's love for New College and her commitment hear from other alum 1966 Kit and Sharon Arbuckle '67 are happy to an nounce the birth of their fir t grandchild, a trapp ing boy named Liam icholas Arbuckle Liam i the son of their middle son, Jan, and was born May 29, 2010. He weighed in at 9 lb 10.4 oz and was 22 inches long. 1970 Peggy Schaller graduated from Florida Atlantic Univer ity with a PhD in Comparative Studies fo using on French literature in Augu t 2008, CLASS OTES after a 20-year career as a corporate real e tate executive. In Augu t 2009, he began teaching at Georgia College & tate Univer iry as Assis tant Professor of French. he writes, "GC U's liberal arts mi ion remind me of ew Col lege, and I truly enjoy the focus on teaching and advi ing that I was fin intr duced to as a New College rudent. Although my return to aca demia come a bit late in life (both of my chil dren graduated from the University of Florida before I got my degree!), I couldn't be happier with the decision to pursue this new career." 1971 Rick Doblin wa profiled in ''The New P yche delic Renais ance," a 9000-word article on the 21 'IMBl 'l MMER 2010


CLAS NOTES renai--ance in p ychedelic research, with a ma jor focu on the Multidi ciplinary As ociation of n1dies (MAP ), of which Rick i founder and Executive Director. This c.xtensive article com 'in addition to a flurry of media at tention to MAPS anJ the rudy of p ychedelics in 201 in luding The ew York Times, C BC, ientific Amencan, Pkzyboy Magazine, and Financial Times. MAP can be found at map org. 1973 Darryl Myers married Tracy Roth in 2008. They are both living with their dog in Tallahas ee, Florida, where Darryl is completing a Ph. D in hi tory at Flonda tate niver ity. While working on hi Ph.D., Darryl is getting experi ence teaching cour es at F U and at Tallaha ee Community College. After graduating from C in 1976, Darryl attended Wa hington Univer ity in t. Louis for a year, moved to northern Indiana, then a few years later to Chicaao, where he completed a Master's degree in computer science at DePaul Univcr ity in 1991 while workmg a a computer programmer and database admini trator in a series of bus in e Darryl and Tracy met in Chicago in 1999. The job market dropped out in 2001, leading Darryl to wmd up in chool at F in 2004 Meanwhile Tracy worked a a clerk in the court y tern in Chicago. In 2007 he got laid off in a local government downsizing and made her way to Tallaha ce well. Darryl hope to fini h his di serration in another year or two. 1975 Todd Rymer wa promoted t Profe or ar Colorado Mountain College, and was a! o awarded Faculty of the Year for CMC' even campuse Todd ts implementing two certifi cates program in u tainable Cuisine" this fall, and willtmplement a full degree focu ed on thi topic in fall, 2011. Thi holi tic, mterdisci plinary perspective on food from eed to poon includes courses from Agro-ecology, to Food Politics, Policies and People, a well a more traditional culinary offering This summer he a lot of time working in the organic gar den they are developing for the program. Todd i also on the Board of the Raw Milk Associa tion of Colorado leader of the local Slow Food convivia, ami an active member of the Chaine des Roti cur through his involvement with emerging food is ue he has been elected a a delegate to Terra Madre Thi biennial 'l. t. \HR 2 I global gathering of food activis(!; will be hell in Turin, Italy in October, 2010. 1976 Allison Wilcox and Ray Rosenbloom '68 are married and live in Au tin, Texas. Allison write "Ray FI ALLY got the hell out of De tr it and has now joined me in private practice here in Austin! He went from being a TOTAL city boy to living on the farm with me, the dog the cats, the chicken and the hor es. And he LOVE it! He' working too hard but that's becau e our practtce i doing well. We mar ried two year ago after he found me. We had dated when he came to ew College to teach when I wa a tudcnt. It' all been VERY fun.'' Alli on' son Adrian-of liferaft fame (http:// / allisonwilcox}-i in college and want to get his PhD in Literature. Alli n write "I've talked ew College up to him but he' currently standing firm for staying in the hill country of Texas." Alli on's focus is primarily high conflict divorce work (therapy, guardian ad litem, court appointments) and developing a li t of parents for whom there i a special place omewhere. 1977 Olga Ronay and John Moore finished their art-studio I house last fall, and another house in the High Cove community is nearing com pletion. John contmues to make culptures of wood and clay in a cla ical motif. Olga was an alum fellow dunng I P 2010 and enjoyed teach ing the next generation of community-builders Many the ire at: www.high 1984 Jesse White's ompany, ara ota Archite tural Salvage ( A ) was nominated for the pre ti giou R tailer of the Yi ar Award for Leadership (ROYAL) pre ented by the Florida Retail Fed eration. "I believe A i a great candidate r thi award because of its unique retail experience, environmentally con cious product offerings, and community involvement," ay Tom Apo poro Pre ident, The Longboat Key hamber f Commerce, who nominated SAS for the award. "This i a huge honor-we're up against bu i nes es from all over tl1e tate of Florida," says Jes e White, A Owner / Founder. SA offers an enomorou and ecle tic mix of architectural antiques, vintage and antique furniture and de cor, garden art and antique building materials to the general public and interior design com munity. arasota Architectural alvage ( A ) wa found ed in 2003 by Je e White. The retail store is open to the public lr specialize in anti4ue and ollectible building material furniture, and home de or. lt i a certified arasora ounty Green Bu ine and offers environmentally preferable and green building products for sale. tore hour are Monday through aturday, 9am to Spm. Phone is 941-362..0 03 Additional in formation i available at its web ite: ww1.v. ara sota 1987 Evangeline "Van" (Thorp) Linkous ha been confirmed as the new arasota County Extension di rector by the arasota County com mis ioner Linkous will a ume her po ition with arasota ounty on June 7. Linkou i familiar with arasota ounty and earned a ew ollege folks have visIted High Cove, and more and more of them have de cided to become part of the community-up to nine now! Among the alum vi itor wa Je sica Falcone '94, who brought her tuden(!; from Warren Wilson College. They pent a day learning about intentional commu nltie and building a trail. Community member Mark and Rhonda Evans poke with the sruden(!; about comCommunity member Mark supervises chainsaw lesson at High Cove bachelor of arts degree in Engli h from New College in 1998. he cur rently is a planner with the Office f mart Gr wth, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commi sion in munity building as well a how to use a chain saw. Any alum passing through rhe Ashevilleorrh arolina area arc welcome to t p by for a hike, a drink, or to stay a night at Firefly Lodge. No prior knowledge of tools required! For more information about High Cove, visit Philadelphia. he hold a ma ters degree from the University of Penn ylvania in City and regional planning, where he is cur rently pursuing her doctorate in the same field. Linkou will replace Carolyn Gregov, who will retire)une 30 after erving six year a the coun ty Exten ion director.


L u c Reid moved back to his home tate of Ver mont and is doing technology work and writing there. His current book i on the psychology of self-motivation, and he posts daily article on the subject on his site: Luc WTites, ''I'm alway imere ted in the subject with anyone who ha a profe sional or private imere t in it." He al o contributes a story every week or o to a oite called ''The fes orofChemi rryatTexa A M niversltym August. Steven and hiwife, Kri ten William moved to College tatlon in July and look for ward to connecting with any C alum that live in the area or arc pa sing through town. 2000 Shannon Ross and Jeff Lundy '00 were mar ned March 20, 20IO in Palm City, Florida. The wedding party included fellow ew College alums Lawrence Bowdish, Car rie Todd, Brian Cody, and Ben Lewi Thoma Patteson was also in at tendance. Jeff is currently completing h1 PhD in ociology from the Uni Daily Cabal" (www.dai lycabaLcom), where new h rt stories are p ted every weekday. In other news, this past March he earned his black belt in Tae kwondo at the dojang where he studie with his I 3-year-old on, Ethan, and assists with clas es. Luc v.'Tite "I'm looking for.vard to reconne ting with Chel ea Jones, '91, when he bring her daughter, Frances, up to circu camp in Vermont NC alums from left to right are: Brian Cody '02, Lawrence Bowdish '00, Shannon Ross '00 (bride), Jeff Lundy '00 (groom), Ben Lewis '01, ver ity of California, an Diego (Expected 2011), and hannon received her MBA from the University of Michigan in 2009. and Carrie Todd '00. over the ummer." 1991 Leigh Braslow Altman ha moved to Charlotte, orth arolina. Dallas Taylor ha been accepted to and will be attending the Clarion Writer' Worbh p in San Diego this summer. 1994 Jess Falc one graduated with her PhD in Anthropol ogy from Cornell Univer ity Justin Walensky has been offered a faculty poition in the chemi try department at the ni ver ity of Missouri, olumbia and is tarting an actinide chemi rry lab there when he enters in the summer of 2011. Justin is interested in recruiting exclusively ew College rudents to work in the lab. 2004 in May 2010. he i now an Assi tant Profes or of Anthro pology at Kansas tate Univer ity. Her heart and partner are till in Jessica B ardsley was re cently awarded a 2010 Prince Grace Award in Film, awarded by the Prince Grace Founda tion U A. The award i a grant to produce her MFA the i film, tentatively A still photo from Jessica Bardsley's MFA thesis film nded the Art of Catching. Combining the personal, the mythical, and the hi torical, thi ghot sto ry explor the abandoned history and lonely land capes of the Florida Everglade Je ica i entering her Ia t year in the MFA program in Film, Video, ew Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Asheville, however, so she's somewhat regret fully (and hopefully temporarily) geared up to be a frequent flyer. For the time being, Je s lives mack dab in the middle of the country, o she hope that ovo Collegian will crash on her futon at the miLlpoint of her futon at the mid point of their future rrek cr s-country. 1998 2005 Maia ( V alkuchak) Hinkle g t married on Oc Steven Wheeler is tarring a an As istant Protobcr 10, 2009 \.vith more than 20 current tu-CLASS Maia Hinkle 'OS and her husband Don Hinkle dents/Alumni in attendance! In May of 2009 she 1-,rraduated from Rollins ollege rummer Graduate chool of Bu i ness with her MBA. After working for Correct Craft as a Bu ines:, Analyst for a year, he became the Op eration Manager / Director of Marketing for a company call Food Sy rem Unlimited. he livein Orlando with her husband and their two dog 2004 Austin McCann has lett hi> post as Alum C(>ordinator at 'CAA t<> I -=ome the Development Advisor VISTA at the thana-Champaign Independent Med1a Center, a i-,rrassroots organization that u cs media production & distrihution as tools for promoting ocial & economic ju rice. UGIMC is a hub tor dozens of community art & activism project and the center include a st.lge, radio procluction n1dios, art studio a library, and meeting all located at Community Media and Art. Center hou ed in the historic downtown l l rhana post office building. Austin is CXLited about bringing hi passion for social justice & community art to thb res1 ecttcl organization. Along the way, ht wahy a number of New Colkge .1lums, as well a current faLulry & staff, and he cxtcn ls his gratitude to the whole ew College family for their Austin McCann '04 on a beach somewhere IMBl 1ME.R Zt I


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