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High Hopes New College alums and faculty create a sustainable community in the North Carolina mountains By O l g a Rona y '77 l didn't know exactly what it would look like, where it would be, or who would be part of it, but 1 can say with some certainty that High Cove was born in ook Hall in 1984 at my baccalaureate exam. At the end of the exam, after I had provided an unflat tering critique of the way subdivisions were being built in America in the pot-World War II era, my thesis spon sor, Bob Benedetti, asked what I was going to do next. "Build a community," I said. I think everyone took it a a typical twenty-something ovo Colle gian smart-as remark. Myself included. But the seed was planted. I pas ed the exam, graduated, started my career a a city planner, worked in lots of commu nitie ... ami the little eed grew. Now, I know the name of the com munity (High Cove), where it is (in the mountains of we tern orth Carolina) and some of the people who are part of it (my partner include profe or David Brain and my husband, recently retired profes or John Moore). I still don't know exactly what it will look like, becau e it' ju t getting tarred, and like any work of collaborative creation, it ha a life and a hape of its own. There are a few thing I can tell you. We knew we wanted to combine tew ardship of the land with a great setting for human interaction. We wanted the feel of an intentional community but WELCOME TO OUR GREEN ISSUE! To celebrate our change to environmentally sustainable papers and inks, this i ue of the imbus ts our official "green" t ue. Learn mon.! in this issue about how alums and the ew ollege campu community are making change that have the environment at heart! A view of the barn at High Cove, a sustainable community of artists and scholars organized by New College alumnae/i and faculty. with a little more individual freedom. We wanted high-qual tty de ign and great public spaces like New Urbani t communitie but a little funkier, and nor so expensive. We wanted a pa sion ate relationship with learning like, well, ew College. And we wanted to be near A heville. It' a cool city with a strong arts and music cene, socially tolerant and politi cally progre ive-e pecially on environ mental issue To find land we walked over a lot of acres, vi ited a lot of small town and talked with a lot of people. What a variety! orne place were full of gated, golf cour e developments on mountain tops. orne place the land wa not o beautiful. Some place were gorgeou but remote. Other we likeJ a lot, but couldn't afford. When we got to the northern mounrains, we knew we were in the right place. The land wa beautiful. The culture wa a delightful blend of inde pendent mountain families that had been here for generation mixed with a large and growing artisan community centered around the Penland School of Crafts, and sprinkled with off-the-grid house organic farmers and hippie of variou stripe. People were open, friendly and welcoming. And there wa no zoning. Don't get me wrong; there' a place for zoning. It can prevent orne bad thing from happening. But it can al o prevent re ally good things from happening. High Cove would be illegal under most of today' zoning code Our treet are narrow so le of the fore tis di turbed. tory continued on page 14 ...


BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: William Rosenberg Chair (Bill) '73-'80 Cindy Hill F'ord Vice-chair '89-'93 Adam Kendall Treasurer '98-'02 Colin Boyle '89-'95 Susan Burns '76-'80 Ray Burgman '91-'95 DeeAnn Garey-Roy '78-'82 Robert Hans '76-'79 Catherine Heath 97-'01 Stu Levitan '72-'75 Robert Lincoln '77-'83 Michael Milton '98-'01 Adam Rivers '97-'01 EX OFFICIO MEMBE S 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 Contact the NCAA: Phone 941-4900 F'ax941 IN THIS ISSUE '03-'07 Bill Rosenberg '73 Dear friends, Once again the holiday season is upon u Tempus fugit indeed! I want to extend sea on's greetings to every one and I hope 2007 bas been a good year for all of you. As 'Orne of you have heard, Florida Governor Charlie Crist has announced a cut of nearly $1 billion in the Florida budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. How this will affect New College remains unclear, the ugh New College President Gordon "Mike" Micbalson ha 'tated that the college is in reason ably good shape. Clearly, funding from the tate will be tight in 2008-2009 and the importance of private dollars to the success of New College i as true now a ever. We received some good news in the past few weeks. New College and the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority have reached an agreement on the sale of the land on the corner of University Parkway and U.S. 41, the site of the Sarasota Classic Car Museum. With this acquisition, the college will own all the land from Univer ity Parkway to General Spaatz Boulevard on the east siJe of campus. Many people have worked long and hard to bring this deal to a successful conclusion, and we can celebrate the elimination of any com mercial development on this important piece of property. A condition of the sale i that the car museum till has five years to run on its current lease. Unless a donor buys out the remaining term, we will not he able to use the lanJ until We've been really busy at the NCAA. We held our meeting of the Board of Directors in November, and I'm happy t report we've made excellent progress. Thanks to your generosity the Palm Court Initiative campaign fund now stand at over $100,000! lf you've already made your commitment to the project, thank you! lf you have yet to make your pledge, I urge you to consider a generous contribution to tl-lis worthy effort. We added a new board member; Deeann Ringfelt Garey-Roy '78 who brings her enthusia m and expertise to us. We look forward to working with Deeann and welcome her to the board. Over 1,300 of you have registered at the NCF Circle, the new website. We have a vibmnt, active online commu nity, and it' a great way to reconnect or 'tay in touch with friends and fellow alums. Jessica Rogers and Holly Lillis '03 continue to be the glue that holds the CAA office together. l' cl like you to join with me in giving them both a huge thank you for all they do! Last, but certainly not least, I'd like to rhank the many individuals I've had the plea ure of working with over the course of the past year. I'm constantly reinvigorated and impre sed by the tireles work you do for our alma mater by the bay. You make the NCAA an organization we can all take pride in and word can't express my gratitude and appreciation. Until next time, I wish you all peace, health, happine and the very be t for the holidays to you and yours. Bill Ro enberg, Chair, NCAA the lease is up. 3 4 9 Reunion Weekend 2008 Guide Campus Greening 10 12 16 Online Community FAQs Chapter Event Photos Class Notes Program Updates 2 'lMBUS WINTER 2007


Meet David Anderson 'OS, your NCSA Representative H dlo, my is I ),1\ id an I I h lW served a N( 'SA nprcsent,ltlw to the 'CAA .md the FounlL-taon fLlr tlus past senwstl'r. It ,til to pLm, I \\'ill h.: rcappoint.:d to the s.une posttion on th ne\\< tor the .md f

Ground Level A tour of campus "greening ." By Jono Miller '70 The changes in the built environ ment on campus are o conspicuous that it may take awhile for you to notice the pervasive changes in the campus landscape. But pervasive they are. The most con picuous might be the new campus green-a rectangle lawn bounded by first court, Hamilton Cen ter, Sudakoff and the new "Z" or Pritz.. ker Dorm. If you are having trouble ua lizing where this is, imagine the paved motor court turnaround in front of Hamilton Center replaced by lawn. In addition to new lawn, students have been planting tree There are now somewhere around 125 species of trees on campus and half are specie with edible fruits or leave, almost all of which were planted hy tudents inspired by former tudents such as Margie tieren '99, Mike ]one '99 and Trevor Caughlin '03. While many of these trees are mall and not yet producing fruit, this planting trend continues and should transform campus. A renewed interest in native plants is complementing the emphasi on edibles. Over 12 5 pine seedlings were planted on campus over a year ago. Thi is part of an emerging plan to restore nearly five acres of campus to as close to native habitat as we can get. Interest in the habitat value of pines even extends to dead trees. For an account of the value of dead pine on 4 'IM B \X' I, 'TER 2007 campus, check out the Environmental 'tudies website at http:// env/Why lea\'e dead pine .htm. There are many small changes as well-the circle in front of Cook Hall is now planted in perennial peanut and sunshine mimosa, creating an everhift ing display of yellow and pink flowers, the 10 mangoes planted to remember Kit Reilly '01, deceased, are growing well, and the Chori ia speciosa donated by Cope Garrett, a friend of New Col lege, will bloom for the first time this year. The Chorisia is an arcane, Dr. Sues y tropical tree with a bottle-shaped and photosynthetic (green) trunk that is tudded with impre sive pines. It tee (with two alums, myself and David Mullin '81 and the hiring of Michael Williams a landscape coordinator. Michael ha a horticulture degree from Clemson University and has brought a new level of expertise to the campus. He's working to minimize basic mainte nance ta k such as mowing in order to be able to devote more time to targeted land caping projects. What landscaping projects arc in the works? The a-called Zinn's triangle is about to be partially reforested with a variety of mostly native plants. The dominant tree will be cabbage palms, elected both to reflect a commitment to native plants but also to allow their reuse el ewhere if anticipated master blooms unex pectedly in the fall with saucer sized pink flower and prom ises to become a campu favorite. "There are now somewhere around 125 species of trees on campus and half are species with edible fruits or plan project' intrude on the triangle. An experimental pergola is being added to third court to replace a large bottlebrush tree rhat outgrew its allotted space, lifting bricks and tiles and distorting drainage. The In addition to [eaves" ] M rl '70 ono t er student intere t, the literal greening of the campus is being driven by four factors: a campus master plan that elevates the impor tance of landscaping, a new financial commitment to landscaping, the cre ation of a campu landscape commit-Cope Garrett poses w1th the Chorisia speciosa. pergola will be covered with pas ion fruit vines-creating a shady, potentially passionate gathering space that shouldn't compromi e the court. We're also talking about e tablishing a small plant nursery on campus, creat ing a campus landscape master plan, landscaping the new Jorms, planting more oaks along the Dort Promenade and, finally, adding landscaping around the Heiser Science Center, u ing dol lars donated years ago to honor Dr. John Morrill. Meanwhile, we are awaiting word on the re-measurement of the magnificent pine on the Caples bayfront, which is the former national champion South Florida Slash Pine and is currently in a three-way tie for national champion. In addition, we have submitted measure ment for the big camphor tree (the friendly one everyone climbs) down by College Hall. American Forest ational Register of Big Trees website sugge ts there i no national champion camphor tree, o (if that is the ca e) we may be able to claim two national champions.


ALUMNAE I PROFILE c:rve years and 10,000 square feet of warehouse space have gone into the creation of Jesse r White's Sarasota Architectural Salvage. Boasting a seamless mixture of vintage architectural pieces and unique interior accents, Sarasota Architectural Salvage's underlying mission is tore duce harmful ecological impact by reusing the higher quality buildinq materials of decades past. Holly Lillis '03 interviewed Jesse at his store, just north of downtown Sarasota. Can you tell me a little bit about the history of SAS? I started Sarasota Architectural Salvage about five years ago, and it was an outgrowth of my environmental consulting busi ness. I was working with the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Charlotte County to make a re-use store, and I started thinking about Sarasota's demographic. I real1zed we had potential here, not only for the Habitat for Humanity kind of store, but a store that would really focus on high-end, interesting architectural elements. We have the culture, the artistic community, the demograph ics. I'm really importrng this concept from other areas of the country like New England, where there's a much older architectural history. Jesse White '84, Owner, Sarasota Architectural Salvage Sarasota, Florida What is salvage? Salvage is all recycled materials. You're taking materials that have been grown, harvested, manufactured, and then installed into buildings, and then capturing that material and reusing it. Reuse and recycling are forms of environmental conservation, so I think salvage is the original green building. What goes into the salvaging process? Whenever possible, we salvage locally, which has the most environmental and sustainable benefit because all the labor is local and there's less transportation impact. Usually we're contacted by a landowner or a demolition contractor, and they'll have us come out and do an evaluation. My crew will remove the materials and we either put them in a trailer and have them treated for termites, or we will take them for de-nailtng, or otherwise treating them so that they are safe and more marketable. Salvaging Is only the first part: It has to sell in the end. What are the ideal periods from which to salvage? We target buildings pnor to 1940. The ideal vintage in this region is from the 1920s. Up north you can get great Victorian pieces from the 1790s. In the 1960s they were experimenting a lot with concrete, and though there are a lot of interesting houses from that modern style, it doesn't provide us w1th much. We can get doorknobs, but not anything sizeable. Once you get into the '70s to '90s, you are talking about materials like drywall that do not have the same character or grain structure that these older houses would have. When we go into those old houses we are look ng for heart pme from the fJrst or early second growth forest. The wood will be heavy because it has so much resin in it, the grain structure is tight, and it's great to work with. How else do you use salvage? We take old flooring and beams and convert them mto things that might have a market. We take heart pine flooring and make it into a table, a dimng room table or kitchen counter top. I work with local artists, and 1t happens that our store manager, Sean, is a woodworker and he does some of the work in his own workshop. We are contracting with local vendors as a part of our sustainability mission. Who shops at your store? We have people off the street, the general public who are just looking for a little piece of decor, a candelabra, a garden statue. Then we have individuals who are in the midst of a huge remodel and they are really looking for character pieces that will make their projects stand out. These folks incorporate large amounts of salvage. Then we have designers, builders, interior decorators, who are typically buying for residential-type projects. Commercial shoppers, either designers, owners or high level people are often doing restaurants. What's the most Interesting item you've ever salvaged? We get into a lot of commodity type materials-flooring, siding, floor joists. That's the reality of this business. On the frillier side, there's the Victorian gable ends and all those beautiful components of those types of houses. The Holy Grail is not a specific item for us. I haven't gotten to the collector phase. A lot of folks have been at this for generations within their family, either through construction or antiques. I got into this with no retail background, no construction background, no antique background. And that's my business-construction, antiques and retail. I've learned it all in the grad school of life, and it's going pretty well. The Holy Grail is when you can find a piece, take a photo of it, e-mail it to your group of potential buyers, and someone says, "I'll take it!" How did NCF' bring you to where you are today? 1 took a lot of science classes. I got to know the Florida natural environment from a scientific standpoint. It developed the sense of Florida as home. My whole goal at New College was very idealistic. I wanted to get new pro grams up and running. My recycling program was the one that has sustained from the 1980s until now. My whole idea was to have things bridge the idealistic divide so It's not only idealis tic, but economically sustainable. New College is great because of the motto that everyone is responsible for their own education. It really allows you to dream and then take ownership, and make it happen. And every single day, whether in business or in personal life, It's applicable. Vou are responsible for whatever outcomes you realize. So for me NCF was very important in solidi fying that sense of responsibility. This hand-carved antique door i s one of the many salvaged treasures to be found at Sara sota Architectural Salvage IMBL1S WI TLR 2007 'i


COLLEGE NEWS SAVE THE DATE On Thusday, February 28, 2008, the Sainer Music and Arts Pavilion will hold the Fedder Community Lecture Series seminar, "Ivory Billed Woodpeckers in the Pearl River Basin," featuring speaker Mike Collins from Annandale, Va. After growing up in the swamps along the Hillsborough River, the speaker was trained at MIT, Stanford, and Northwestern and has been a scientist at the Na val Research Laboratory since 1985. For the past few years, he has returned to the swamps in order to participate in efforts to find populations of Ivory billed Woodpeckers, which he has seen in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. Sponsored by: The TREE Foundation New College Environmental Initiatives 6 'IMBU WI. TER W07 -------; -":. -Unveiling of new dormitory buildings A dedication of one of the newly con structed dormitory buildings wa held in honor of benefactor Ulla R. Searing on Thur ., ovember 1. The Ulla R. Searing Residence Hall is located we t of the Goldstein dormitory building, and outheast of the Hamilton Center. The residence hall is one of five constructed this year, all of which boast "green" design, made to conserve encq:,>y and con tructed from environ mentally su tainable material The building will house 90 tudents, mo tly in uite-style accomodation with four dorm rooms adjoining a common living space, bathroom and kitchen. In the intere t of security, the new dorm offer cardwipe locks at their entrie Cathedral ceiling and a balcony overlooking the lawn create a relaxing and spacious atmo phere A view of the top floor of the Searing dorm shows the cathedral ceilings and natural light ing; only a few of the advantages of the new buildings. Alumnae keynote at Power of Women series events The ovember 15 event, "Women in Law, Finance, and Business," high lighted alumna Felice Schulaner '78 a one of the keyn te peaker Felice, now retired, was the SVP of Human Re ources at Coach Leather. On Tue day, October 9, alumna Dr. Christine Hamilton-Hall '79 wa a key note peaker at the year's first seminar in the Power of Women discussion series. Now in its second year, the Power of Women! series spotlights alumnae Ulla Searing officially opens the newly named Ulla R. Searing Residence Hall. President Michalson, Bob Van Skike, and former Founda tion President Gen. Rolland Heiser look on. and local women who have ucceeded in a variety of profes ional fields, and allows New College students to engage them through a question-and-answer ession. Other keynoters at the med kine and cience talk were Gwen MacKenzie, CEO of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Anne Chauvet, Sarasota' only veterinary neurologist Alumna Cindy Hill Ford '89, at torney for McKay law firm in Sarasota spoke at the October 9 event to extend an invitation for Power of Women participants to take part in the NCAA Mentor hip Program. For more information on the Power of Women series, or on its keynot ers, plea e visit the NCAA web ite at www.alum.ncf.cdu and click on News Archives under the New and Events heading. Pei Day Celebration In celebration of the 42nd anni versary of the construction of the Pei Dorm buildings, current student and re idence advisor Austin Taylor orga nized a birthday party that attracted approximately 100 tudents and alums. After cake, candy, and birthday party hats were distributed among the crowd, the audience was treated to a showing


of the video created by David Pini '64. The film features archival footage of the Pei Jorm from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Party organizer Taylor explains that the celebration was held in order to help current tudents reconnect with the rich history of the college, as exem plified by the Pci buildings. Alexis Simendinqer '81 appeared at the Sara sota Reading Festival. College makes 1ts presence known at Sarasota Reading Festival Though it has been 10 years s1nce the arasora Reading Festival has become independent of the partnership between the New College Lihrary and the elby Library that originally launched this day-long festi ,al, the involwment of ew College and it alumnae/i is VIsible m nearly all facets of tht event. Tht rhemed thscussion of thb year\ fe.ti,al, "The Media's Role in Our De mncracy," hoasted not only e\\ ollegc Prtsidenr Mike on as Its modera tor, bur also Alexis imendmger l a. one oi its 1 anelists. Alexi. is a White correspondent for the atlonal Journal, and entered into tkcussion with !lank Khbanoff, manager and editor nf the Atlanta lournal-Constinuion, and NN anchor Lou Dobbs. ew College al o ho teJ a tent in the festival that featured a look sale, free giveaways tor children, and information on the school it elf. Both alums and current ew College Mudents manned the tent in order t offer their per onal experiences of their education to who have intere t 1n attenJmg ew Collegc. Other alum and students made them selws heard in a more ,-ocal manner. In reaction to the pre enLe of panelist Lou Dobbs, ew College alum Adam Roca '02 partnered with current tudent Jo.e Godinez-ampeno to prote t the anti-immi gration tandpoint found in Dohbs's re.ent hook "Independents Day: Awakening of the American pirit." New College Boar(t OKs 5 Percent Tu1tion Hike for Spring The Board of Trustees of ew College of Horida approved a 5 percent increase in tuition that amounts to a 3. 6 per credit hour inc.rea.e for students in the spring semester 200 lone of the other fee that comprbe tuition co ts, such as the health fee and the acti\ ities and sence fee, will i1Krease 1n the spring. 'Jew College studenb who paid 104.78 per-credit hour for m.lmculation in fall 2007 will pay $108.64 for the spring semes ter. on-rlorida-resident tudents who paid 600.70 wdl pay 604.56. The mcrease follows the directive of the Florida Board of Governors for a mandato ry tuition increase for all U undergradu ates, and the Flonda Legislature's approval of the statewide tuition hike in it special session in October. Honda Gnv. Charlie Cnst has signed the Legislature's re\ ised budget, including the tuition inuease. Scholarship available for recent graduates All C\\' .ollegc alum who have gradusince pring of 2003 are to be nominated for the Jack Kent C H>kc Fnundation Graduate 'cholarship. This highly competitlw .-cholarship will be awarded to 40 graduate students natinnwidc for heginning their studies in the tall of2 0 The Campus deadline i Jan. 15, 200 For more intormation, please visit http:/ /v.n,vw.>rps/funding/ tudentfunding. htm#Jack Kenr_Cooke COLLEGE NEWS Alum Jimmy Pritchard '72 poses with current students Devin Myers and David Anderson at the New College tent at the Sarasota Reading Festival. ower of Women series 2008 calendar Join us for the upcoming events in the Power of Women series. Through these panel discussions, New Col lege alumnae and Sarasota women come to campus for a stimulating and evocative educational series that focuses on issues important to women. Net proceeds from the Power of Women Series benefit scholarships for New College women, and attend ees are encouraged to also take part in the Mentoring Program. February 12-Women in Education Keynoter: Esther Barrazone '64 March 18-Women in Media, Communications, and Entertainment Keynoters: Cathy Guisewite, Carol Flint '76 and Leslie Glass Moderator: Susan Burns '76 RSVP to 941-487-4800 or PoW! \X'I IER2 7 7


Larry Vernaglia '87 Lead Gift, Palm Court Scholarship Endowment Larry Vernaglia' 7, nd hi wife, Dr. Liz Rudow ernaglia 7, have given the Palm Court l:.nJowment Fund a jump-start. Their pledge of '30,000 i the large't single dona tion to date. The amount include a gift from a family esmte in hem or of Larry's aunt, Dolly Ahgall, whom he duhs "a Mas.achu err. woman who l(lVCd Flori Ia." ''One of the thing:; that I try to tell fellow alum i the importanc of giving back to the college,". tare Larry, e\\ College," reflect Larry. "I got a a student of European history and pa tfantastic education at what was then a pre ident of the ew College Alumae/i 'bargain I asement price.' It made me Association \vho is now a partner in a the pen.on I am today, in a \'Cry formalarge international law firm. "ln that rive way. way, we help 'cw ollcge stay faith"I hope that someday my son might ful to irmission. 1 think that': more be able to say the same thing about his important today than ever, with our own college education." recent independence from F." Although Larry tra\'ds extensively a: Inseparable a health care lawyer mce their ew "One of the things for Foley & Lardner, College Llay Larh l his base has alway ry and Ltz (who t at I always try to te l been cw England hold a Ph.D. in fi ll [ h t:xcept for tho e psycholOI,'Y from e ow a u ms IS t e four years at ew Bo ton ollege) importance of aiving College. Bu ine s have been aener-6" and his involvement ous donor: for back tO the college with NCAA have many years, but brought hun ba k to rhe Palm ourt -Larry VernagUa, '87 Florida frequently, gift takes their however. He helped commitment to a new level. "The to broker the college's formal affiliPalm ourt initiative i parti ularly arion with rhe Foundation to bring good becaue it i de igned to promote the service arm, into a do-er working cholarship for out-of--rate student,," relationship. He has done an on-camays Larry. "We're are peered honors pus alumnae/i fellow:hip on upremc college, but being so florida-centric' ourt decision cnncerning the right decreases our attractiveness to candito die, and participated in on-campu dates out: ide the state. We have to program for stu lent. interested in bring that into better balance. taking an education in law. Vernaglia "My on's second grade tuition i holds graduate degrees in both Ia\.,. and 10 times m re than what I paid for public health from Bo ton New College's No.1 priority this year is to increase funding for out-of-state students. Through donating to the Palm Court Endowed Scholarship Fund, you can help bring talented students from all over the country to our re markable campus. What's more, every gift over $100 will be comemmorated by a custom engraved brick or paver in the redesigned Palm Court. For more information, send this card to: Name-----------------Mailing address --------------City State ___________ Zip _____ Phone _________________ NCAA The Keating Center 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243 Phone 941-487-4900 Fax 941-487-4680 Visit our website at to view our brochure as well as brick and paver information. IMBl WI TER 2 7


Alumnae/i Fellowships We are pleased to announce that four alum are the recipients of Alumnae/ i Fellowship for the Spring 2008 emes ter. Three alumnae/i, Logan Granger '95, Korin Wheeler '97 and Amber DiPietra '97 will each offer an I Pin January to students, and Eben Kirksey '96 will teach a semester-long course in the spring semester. The alum fellows cmwe arc a fol lows: Amber OiPietra i leading the online ISP "Contemporary Poetics tn the San Franci co Bay: Area: An Online Creative Writing Workshop and Whirl wind Tour." Korin Wheeler is leading ISP "Extre mophiles, Biofucl and Protein hak Survey of Genomics and Proteomio;." Logan Granger is leading the lSP "Architectural Design and Theory." Eben Kirksey's semester-long course will he "Ethnographies of Nature." Book Award Program The CAA seeks more alumnae/ i interested in participating in the Book Award Program. Alums can donate '35 to fund a bouk award at a high school in their area, pre ent a book award in their Local area, or both. ln a special partnership with the Cat aLyst student newspaper, the alumnae/ i population is now able to purchase year-long subscription to the only publication that can offer a candid, tudent' -eye view of the happenings on campus. The CcttaLyst has been run as a tuto rial under the supervision of professor Maria Vesperi for over 10 years, and has been the only on-campus opportunity for students to gain experience in rhe world of journalism. With the purchase of a subscription, alun1s can simultaneously help the book award program and the student newspaper, which currently relies almost cxclu ively upon money granted from the student allocat ions committee in order to maintain its printing and production. With support from alums through sub criptions, the Catalyst will remain the in titution of journalistic experience and expre ion that it has become over the past 13 years. Student Grants The deadline for this emester's n1dent grant cycle fell on October 14, and a total of 38 students applied. This grant cycle introduces the collaboration between the offices of Research Pro grams and Services and the NCAA to provide tudents with a more tream lined grant proce : and a larger pool of funding. Student Grants chair Cathy Heath '97 has worked to see the new grants process take off with success. Thirty of the 38 applicants received funding for their project', with a total of II ,537 distributed among them. To make a donation to the Alumnae/i Fellowship, Stu dent Grant or Book Award programs, please contact: Jessica Rogers, Executive Director of the NCAA at 941-4900 or by e-mail at Mentoring Program The mentoring program is off to an enthusia tic start. Since the fir t announcement of the program, more than 30 alurns have returned apphca tions in hope of serving as a mentor to current New College students. everal menroring opportunities haYe already taken place on campus. On November 9, alum and CAA board member Rob Hans '76 sponsored an International Relations Coffee Talk in which he di-cussed with studenr the career path that ultimately led him to PROGRAM UPDATES Students with interest in international rela tions met with Rob Hans '76, fourth from left, for a mentoring coffee talk on November 9. founding his own international consult ing firm, !0 Partners. On Fri., September 21 alum Henry Smyth '76 sponsored a lunch and learn cssion where he spoke to an audience of eager C\\ College tudents intere ted in finance, businc. and interna tional affair along with those student interested in the broader topic of "life after New College The NCAA co-sponsored along wid1 Career Services a mentoring ession for tudents interested in law. On Augu r 31, local alums Altom '90 and Jen Maglio '89 and Cindy Hill Ford '89 attended an informal dinner with aspir ing law students to discuss the nature of working in the field of law. The mentorship program has also opened to local friends and -upporter of New College, and has been an nounced to the attendees of the Power of Women series organized by the New College Foundation. Current!), the NCAA has lcen workwith the ew ollege lT depart ment to create a entre online method of allowing prospective mentors and mentecs to view one another's profiles. We still neeJ more mentors! Tf you would like to request an application for tbe mentoring program, please contact Holly Lillis at (941) 487-4676 or through e-mail at hlilli We look forwarJ to the opportunities tbi program will offer for both current students and the participating mentor


What is NCF Circle? New College Circ l e is a net working community that serves all New College alumnae/i. NCF Circle offers all the basic func tions of an online directory (the ability to search for friends and former classmates), plus the abi lity to create your own personal network. Alumnae/i invite their f r i ends and former classmates to join their network (or become their friend"). Once you create your network you are also linked to the networks of all the people you know exponen tially i ncreasing the power of the New College network. Who can access NCF Circle? NCF Circle is a free service for all New College alumnae/i. didn't graduate from New College. Can I still access NCF Circle? Of course! A New College alumnus/a i s an i ndividual who has attended New College for at least one semester and who is not currently enrolled as a student. If you haven't received your e-mail invitation a l ready just contact us at NCAium @ ncf. edu with your name, birth date, and enter i ng year and we will register you. After I've loqqed in how do I get started? C l ick on "My Profile." Update your personal busi ness, schoo l and social profiles by clicking on the appropriate links. You can choose to share as much or as little information as possible about yourself. Once you create your profile, click on Home and start inviting friends to join your network! To find friends, type their 10 1'1MBUS WlNTER 2007 Sam S ap p 67 A t age 59, some 37 years after .r\...being enroll d at New College, the Nimbus editor a ked me why it took o long for me to get "connected." The answer i simple: Prior to thi year there wa no NCF Circle I didn't graduate from ew College but some of my accomplishments may be a re ult of my year there. I am a certified phar macy technician at an independent retail pharmacy where I have worked for over 30 years. I live in Macon, Ga., which is 85 mile outh of Atlanta and has a metro population of 325,000. Until the CF Circle, my contact with names in the "Search" box. Once you find your friends click on "Add as friend." You will then see the e-mail message that will be sent to your friend. You are encouraged to add a personal message in the text field, especially if it's someone you haven't spoken with in a long time! As your friends receive your invita tion e-mails, they will start respond ing and your network will start to grow. After you've invited friends, you can use NCF Circle to send mes sages to your network, and much more! How can I use NCF Circle to find a friend from college? Simply look them up in the "Search" box. If you don't have luck using the keyword search, try the advanced Back in the Fold Alum rediscovers New College through Affinity Circles. By Sam Sapp New College wa limited to attending the 1993 reunion, the reunion in 1995 for the 60 cla es and the May 2007 reunion. I encourage you to sign up for New College's online community NCF Circles, newcollege.affin After only 4 months, about 1,300 alum are signed up and involved. This ha to be the best online community that l have een becau c of the ease of posting messages, uploading pictures, creating album and putting one's personal identity on the ite. After canning the entire New Col-search function. With advanced search, you can look for someone by class year, major, city, etc. What if I can't find my friend? Don't give up! First, consider whether your friend goes by a nickname. Try searching by the full name or first or last name only (most effective i f the person has a less common name). Still can't find him or her? Use the advanced search function and use criteria like class year, major, etc. If the person you're looking for is a very recent graduate (within the past several months), it's possible the registrar hasn't updated his or her record yet. If you still can't find a person, e mail the Alumnae/i Association at or call (941) 487-4900.


l -lege 1967-68 yearbook onto my P I uploaded it into three different album at the "Charter Cla se "interet group where anyone can ee it-not just the members of the group. Later, Tod Gentille '77 uploaded the two year books 1977-78 and 1979-80 into two different album at the intere t group "The Hi tory of CF: A Work in Prog re ."Again, this is for all to ee-not ju t members of the group. As a lum Laurence I lunt aid, "lt' nice to have a digital copy of these yearbook ." I've created two interest groups and one club, omething any member may do. The categoric and number of groups after four months are: clubs (24), indu try group (10), intere t groups (74), organization (12), clas years (2). There areal o 22 local city chapter group and six foreign region groups. I created the "Art Collectors" inter et group and the "Book Club." Both are ju t \\hat their name im(ly. The Art Collecror group is for anyone interested in art and al o a place for anyone who ha an art collectiOn to di play orne of his or her collect1on in How can I use NCF Circle to sell a car, find a roommate, or get a date? You can do all of this and more in the New College "Community" section. Search postings that other alumnae/ i have made, or post some thing of your own. What does "my network" mean? This measures how many people are in your complete network and counts friends, friends-of-friends and friends-of-friends of-friends. can I choose how much personal information I share? Absolutely! Just click on "My Pro file," then "Privacy," and you will be able to choose who you want to see your information. You can share as much or as little as you want. album -a per onal museum or gal lery on the Web, if you will. The Book Club i a place to tell others what you are reading and write review I have bought and read evera l books recom mended by member of the group who have po ted review of book they've read. I al o created the "Atlanta Area and Georgia Alum intere t group after a month went by. o far we have 23 members. o, come on by the CF ircle web site and join. There are intere t group for everyone, and if there's not one just for you, create it. Many of your friend and classmate are already there. You can meet up with friends from l ng ago and from not<>-long-ago. With the aid of the reunion and the CF Circles I have e changed e-maiL with Jean Graham, u an Sawyer, Tim Snyder, Laurence Hunt-all of the cia s of 1967. Other renewed friend hip include Glenda Cimino '64, London '65 and Don Aronoff '66. Make new friend too. I'm amazed at the geo graphic and academic range of the group Come ee for yourself. want to block a particular person from contacting me. Is that pos sible? Yes. Search for the person and click on his/her name. Underneath their name, you will see "Block User." Click on that, and he/she will not be able to contact you. I only want certain people to contact me. How can I choose my privacy settings? Click on "My Profile," then "Privacy," and you will be able to choose who you want to see your informa tion. invited a friend and she didn't respond to my invitation. Can I reinvite her? Yes. In order tore-invite someone, click on "My Friends," then on "Manage." Next to the person's name, you'll either see "Pending," which means an invitation has been sent but not responded to yet, or "Expired," meaning it's been more than 30 days since you invited her without a response. Before you can re-invite your friend, you must delete that invitation. Once the invitation has been deleted, you can invite them again using the process to add a friend. think I am already registered, but what is the deal with the NC e-mail address? The @" e-mail ad dress is a permanent address you can use to forward mail to your regular e-mail account. You can set your alum address to forward your mail to any of your e-mail ac counts at any time. To set up your forwarding address, just sign on to the NCF Circle and go to "My Account Settings." There you will note a new tab named "Lifelong E-mail." Choose this tab and you will be able to set up your new ad dress and forward to that address Once you do so, an email will be sent to you requesting that you verify the forwarding process. My question isn't answered here. Who can I contact? Please contact the NCAA office at (941) 487-4900 or through e mail at NCAium @ For the full FAO section, please visit our website at www.alum. questions See the back paqe to find out abour. the Online Commun1ty Naminq and how r.ou can vore for your favorite! IMBL WI 'TER 20>7 II


CHAPTER EVENTS SUNSET ON SIESTA Home of Felice Schulaner '78 and Dennis Rees 9-08-07 1. Cindy Hill Ford '89, Julia Burch '98, and DeeAnn R. Garey-Roy '78 at the home of Felice Schulaner '78 and Dennis Rees 2. Prospective Student Sasha Bohn, and mother Lisa Bohn '77 3. Rick Lamberson, Laura Breeze '70, and husband Van Huff '75 4. Molly Robinson '98, Mike Milton '98, and Susan Burns '76 5. Colin Boyle '89 and President Mike Michalson BRAZILIAN BBQ IN LA HOME OF JEFF SUGAR 171 11-3-07 1. Scott Svatos '90 2. Kristine Adams '90, Charis Stiles '02, and Rachael Martin '91 3. John Cranor '64 & Jeff Sugar '71 12 IMBl ') WI TL:R 2C'l 7


SAN FRANCISCO 11-4-07 1. A table of alums at the Green's Restaurant brunch 2. Current student Mariah Arnold speaks to alums 3. Carla Schroer '81 and Mark Mudge '74 ATLANTA HAYRIDE Hosted by Ginger Lyon '70 10-12-07 1. Ginger Lyon '70 provided a nar rated tour of the Inman Park neigh borhood via tractor-pulled hayride. 2. Monika DiBella, Erica Haas '02, and Justin Mihalick '94 3. Kira Zender '87 and Gwen Davies "87 4. Justin Fischer '96 and girlfriend 5. Frank Ceo 66, Fiance Pamela Devenport, and Ana Hogan "I cannot say enough positive about Ginger's success and charm as a host. The Atlanta New College com munity is fortunate to have her." -Justin Mihalick '94 l M I I 'S Wll\. H R 2007 ))


Retired professor of Classics John Moore is one of the organizers behind High Cove. Conr inue d from fronc page ... This make it less conve111ent for car ; they may have to pull over so ;mother car can pas Which i more important? ome of our lot-; are mall, so they can upport mall, le. -expensive hou es treet" i called Chestnut treet, and symboltze our effort to help bring back the Amencan chestnut, a magnificent tree that wa wiped out by blight in the early 20th century. We believe you can live well without that require fewer re-"We wanted the feel of an oun:es to build and livin g big. New houses will meet the C Healthy Bui l t Homes standard, which empha izes good maintain. orne of our l(w allow people to live and work in the. ame place, so they don't have to drive to work and intentional community but with a little more individual freedom." .. ite design, energy efficiency, non-tox-Olga Ronay '77 can care for elder or young children an.J still earn a living. I hope we'll grow some good johs: certainly farming, crafts like pottery and furnitt.Jre-mak ing, a bed-and-breakfast. Maybe a :-.mall conference/ retreat center, perhaps an ddercare faci l ity. Most of the land at High Cove will remam what it i today: forest and agriculture. The typical rural develop ment pattern is that e\'eryone owns five or 10 acres-hut there' little or no public pace or land maintained for trees, plants and wildlife. Instead, our home ire arc smaller and there's a hig forest preserve for all of us to enjoy ... us and the deer and the squirrels and rahbits and the turtles and the grouse and the goldfi nchcs and the \voolly There arc trails all over, o you can walk to the village center, the barn, the creek, the ridge top. We are l ook ing for an organic grower to farm what had been hor c pa ture. Our "main 1 4 'I 1Bl WI Tl R 2 7 ic materiaL and re cyc l ing. We've made implc renovation to the exist ing cabin: added skylights for natural daylight, in talled low-flow p lumbing fixtures, replaced incande cent bulbs with compact tluore cents. We support our neighborhood farmers' market and other loca llusine e We recycle and Freecyc l e; we compost. On O lga Ronay '77 r eads on the por ch one of t he green buil d i ngs i n the commun 1ty. A_ll proposa l s fo r buil d ing withtn the c ommun 1ty must be environmenta ll y sustainable sunny day we cook in the alar oven. We use biodiesel when we can. impl e thing anyone can Llo. High Cove i deigned to foster intcra tion within the community, but we are also part of the larger com munity. We like hanging out with the potter and the woodworkers, sharing tories and beer We learn local hi tory from our neighbors. I hope we \vill be an example of building in a way that' environmentally and socially respon sible. I hope we can help the local high chool and tech chool teach kids to buil d green and to build with a high degree of craftsman hip, o the area becomes a hub of beautiful, sustainable buildings, and the kids can earn a bet ter living. One ummer we had intern from ew College. We'd like to do that again. And toe -tablish conne tion with local college like Warren Wilson and Appalachian State that have strong en\'ironmental programs. What is it the poets say? In dream begin re ponsibili tic Has it been perfect? Heck no. We've made our hare of mistake We don't have as much money or as much time a we'd like. Thi is not the best time to be in real e tate. But I'm no longer a sm, rt-ass twenty-something; I don't hold perfection a the standard. We do the best we can. It seems to be enough. If you want to know more, visit the High Cove website at W\\w highcove. com. And come vi it. We have lots of room and welcome guests. Wl1o knows, you may find your-elf a part of this community as well. Want to know more about High Cove? Visit their website at: Or e-mail the community at:


Former New College Professor William K. Smith William K. mith, 87, died 0 t. 9, 2007 at his resiJence in Northumberland, Pa., after a long illnes He spent the better parr of six teaching college mathemat ics. He was inviteJ to develop the mathemat ics program for New College, where he was a member of the charter faculty in 1964 and remained until 1975. A humorou., man of gentle manner and qutck wit, he wa the author of five college mathematics textbooks. All hi life he wa a power swimmer and energetic hiker and cyclist. His urvivor include Julie, his wife of 60 years; three siblings, Catherine Driver, 'elin grove, Pa., G. Fred Smith, LUlcaster, Pa., and Helen Sanders, Columbia, S. C.; rwo daughters, Annette Smith, Danby, Vt., Dr. Alison Smith and her husband Patrick Revland of harleston, .C., and two grandson Ju tin and Carter Revland. He was predeceased by rwo sisters, Ruth Johnston of Sunbury and Jane Jones of West Chester, Pa. contributions may be made to Vermonters for a Clean Environmem, 789 Baker Brook Road, Danby, Vermont 05739. Former New College Professor "Woody" Woodruff Byrne Woodruff Werner Bryne, 94, died Oct. 9, 2007, at his home in San Miguel deAl lende, Mexico. A resident of arasora since 1966, he was born in Atlanta on Dec. 11, 1912; and graduated from Emory Uni versity with a master's degree 111 romance languages. His careers induJed radio announcer and translator for the Bureau of Censor ship. During World War II, he graduated William K. Smit h passed away Oct ober 9 2007 from the Signal Corps to serving 111 the Counter Intelligence Corps on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. After the war, he went to Venezuela with Gulf Oil Company. lie taught languages at Morri> Brown Col lege, Emory Uniwr ity and the ommuni cable Di ea e Center in Atlanta and joineJ the faculty at New College in 1966 where he taught for seven year 1 n retirement, he volunteered as a tour gutde at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and as an interpreter at public health clini Woody wa, an avid botanist, sailor, wordmith lingui. t, theater lover, actor and world traveler. Survivors include his wife of 58 year SiobJoan; daughters Catherine and Joanna; ons Richard and Stephen; daughters-in-law Sharon and Wendy; son-in-law Marc Taylor; and grandchildren Alexander, Anna, Trevor and Calvin. There will he a memorial reunion for fam ily and friends 1n San Miguel and another in Sarasor:> at a later dare. Memorial donations may be made to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota or to Charco Jel lngenio, Jardin Bot<\nico, San Miguel de Allende. Steve Pirnot '79 Steve Pirnot, 46, Sara ota, died Aug. 28, 2007. urvivors include his wife, Joni; daughter Zena and Mona; his mother, Karen; stepfa ther, Carl Davis; a brother, John D.; a si ter, Paula Klanot and brother-in-law, Michael Klanot. He was preceded in death by his father, John. teve was born in lebraska and moved to Sarasota in 1979 to attend New College. He was an artist, business owner, and friend of many. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer ocicty. Rhonda C eryl Williams '88 Rhonda Cheryl Williams, the daughter of haron P. Musa and Leroy William wa born August 12, 1965 in Washmgton, D.C. Rhonda entered eternal re t September 20, 2007 at Washington Hospital Center, sur rounded by numerous family members. Rhonda was an energetic, outgoing indi vidual whose involvement as an activi t and volunteer for various ocial and humanitarian causes refl cted her commitment and devo tion to all people and rhe environment. he wa::. an enthu iastic parti ipanr in the Peace and Dignity Journey (Tcotihuacan, Mexico) and the Prayer Vigil for the Earth. She traveled extensively and lived in lnrerOBITUARIES Rhonda Williams '88 passed away September 20,2007. Iocken and Bern, witzerland for cveral years. Rhonda enjoyed playing her violin, reading all type of literature, creating collage and cooking and baking. She wa thrilled with NASCAR racing and delighted hy British comedy. She wa also an avid gardener and a collector of h 1 tori cal Rhonda Cheryl William leaves in God's hand :her mother haron P. Musa, brorher, Dr. Dwight L. Williams ( onja); nephew, David S. William ; grandmother, Emily B. Bullock; aunt Emily Juana Orr, and Brenda V. Ezzo; uncles, Robert G Burke (Paula), amuel 0. Burke (Renee), and Vernon Williams; cousins, Lionel E. Jones (Tonya), Tracy L. Lewis Oohn), Aaron E. Jones, Terri F. Gaylord {Gerald), Ryan G. Chew, Robert B. Burke, Christopher Burke, Andre an I Alexi ]one Brandon ami Jordan Lewis, Justin and Kristen Gaylord, and a host of other relatives and close friends. A memorial celebration waheld in her honor on October 13 at College Hall. After a unset toru;t, attendees planted a and oak tree in her honor on the ew College campu Craig Allen '88 Craig Allen, 37, born in Ludlow, Mas., uccumbeJ to a long illncs on Saturday, Novem ber 17, 2007. After graduating from ew College, he earned his master' degree from McMaster University in Canada and hi law degree from Washington and Lee Law chool in Virginia. He practiced law for the Labor Department and the [n pect r General's Office of Investiga tion at the ational Science Foundation. During his working years he helped file claims for the urviving families of coal miner who were trying to obtain death benefits due to NlMBL'S Wl'\TI:.R 2007 15


OBITUARIES black lung di. ease. Ht> is surviwd by two son Gabriel and Jackson, of t. Petersburg, Fla., two brothers, Chris and Corey, and their wi\es, Dionne and Tasha, and a nephew, Jonathan, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; paR'nts, Bert and Maureen, and maternal grandmother, Toni Mcleish, all of Palm Harhor, Fla. Abran Steele-Feldman 96 Abran tecle-Fcldman, 29, oldest. on of Marshall Fcldman and Karla teele of Wake field R.I., and brother of Au tin of Boston, CLASS NOTES 1966 Joel Bailes was featured 111 the October 4 issue of the WctShington Po5l in the article entided," treet ound :why musicians around town take their songs to the sidewulk,n Joel was intenewed for hi-. weekend tradition of perform for pas ershy on his portable p1ano. 1969 John "Jay Lentini rlcently appeared on theM. lBC mmi-series "When Forensics fail." The show was about a Texas man, Ernest Willis, who was sentenced to death for a fatal lire that was really an accident. Mr. Willis was fn.:eJ 111 2004 after 18 years on death row. Jay is a fire i1westigawr who has spent much of his career promoting stanclnrdiza tiun in the field of fire investigation, and 111 the forcnsic sciences in general. He has also appe

1977 Deb o rah Ho ward will be appearing on television and in printed media throughout the upcoming year in order to promote the auction being held by her organization CAPS (Companion Animal Protection Society). Among these appearance is a tour of dog treat bakerie in New England that is currently being broaucast on New England Cable, a docu mentar y on HBO, as well as appearing in print in Blase Magazine, Boston Fashion, and Doggie Afficionado. A l ink to her most recent televised interview can be found on the homepagc of her organization's website www. Felice Schulaner '78 at the November 15 Power of Women event. 1978 F e lice Schulaner spoke as the keynoter at: the November 1 5 P ower of W omen! event that recognized women i n business, desc rib ing her exper i ences as the SVP of Human Relations at Coach Leather. On November 1, she was elected to the New College Board of Trustees Felice has also p l ayed an i nstrumental ro l e in the imp lementation of the M entor ing Program, and w ill participate as a class agent in the 2008 Reunion W eekend. On ve[ltember 8 Felice and her hu band, Dennis Rees, ho:md a l oca l alum gathering ar thei r home on Siesta Key. Photos from the event can be seen on page 1 2 1979 Christine L. Hamilton -H all spoke as the Ke noter at t h e October 9 Power of Women! Seminar, which high l ighted women in medicine and science. Dr. H ami l tnn-Hall, founder of the Aesthetic and Maxillofacia l Surgery Center, PC of Darien, Conn., currently spec i alizes in recons t ructive an d cos metic facial surge r y She has publ ished severa l re carch and clinical manuscript> in national peer-reviewed journals, co-authored a chapter in a professional textbook, anJ has l ectured extensively, nationally and internationally. She is a l so an assistant professor ar Columbia Cniver. ity. CLASS NOTES Chr i stine Hamilton-Hall '79 a keynote speaker at the October 9 Power of Women event Adam Tebruqge has announced that he will seek elect ion as Public Defender for the 12th Judicial Circuit. The 12th Circuit covers all of DeSoto, M anatee and Sarasota counries. After graduating from ew College in Sarasota and the Florida State Untversny College of L'lw in 1984, Tebrugge joi n ed rhe Puh lic Defender's Office w h ere he has remained ewr since. He hecame a board

Adam Tebr ugqe '79 rece i ved the NAACP award for Public Ser at its annua l lun cheon i n Sarasota. 19 7 NCAA Past President Larry Vernaglia .guest on 104.9 FM Boston' weekend program "North Shore Financial Focus" on aturday, 8, 2007. Vernaglia was inten ieweJ on the recent Ma sachusetts Health Reform legi latior1 and implications for other states CLmsidering such Jramatir changes in health policy. Larry i. an attorney and partner in Foley & L'lrdner's Boston office and a member of the firm's Health Care Industry Team. The interview is avail able at the following address: Imp:/ / v.ww. /multimedia/multimdia_ n::sults. aspx?mode=viewall. See Larry's donor profile on page 8. 1991 Lisa Cheby enjoyed her break from teaching high school in East LA by con tinuing her study of Spanish in Mendoza, Argentina,which he found best done over coffee in the afternoon and wine ra r i ng in the evening. L1ter, she took in the diver e neighborhoods of Buenos Aires wllh a friend from New York. In the of Argentina, she tried her dance skills in a few tango lessons, bur in the end was happy to return to the rhythms of salsa in Los Angeles. urns sa Robertson-Mucci '79 at the Sarasota Read ing Festival. Leigh Braslow Altman wa featured in the August 27 issue of On the R1se Daily Reporr in the anicle "l5 Young Lawyers w Watch." In the article, A ltman's lega l career is outlined, including her first case in which she won the largest civil judgment in the hi tory of Georgi a's Governor' Office of Consumer Affair,. Leigh was nominated for the article hy reader of the On the Rise Daily Report as wdl as chosen by the paper's editorial staff. 1995 Ma y Funderburk Plodek writes, "My hu band Michael Plodek and I gave birth to our first child, a boy, Ol1 Oct. 21. Hi name is Sebastian Valin P lodek and he weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz; he was 18 1/2 inches long.*' Sarah Friend '98 has worked at the Mote Ma rine Laboratory for the past 5 years even on holidays Photo courtesy of Mote Marine 1996 Erica Pape writes, I stared in my last update that [was joining the Navy as a JAG. [did rhat. I also joined to see the world. I did that as well. I am CLLrrently stationed in Japan, but haw hecn to Germany, I taly and Baghdad. l served i11 Iraq as a detainee operations attorney for Operation Endur ing Freedom. Currently, [operate ao. the only at torney on aval Air Stntion, japan. I act as a foreign crimi nallaw Liaison for service members that have, ahem, gone astray. l explain the legal processes thar apply to them while under mvestigatiun by the Japanese police. People at C would know me a Pape, but I got married so my 11<1me changed to Jacobik. I am no longer married, though everyone in the Navy woakl he lost ifi reverted to my maiden name!" 1998 Sarah Friend graduated from New Cnll ege i n 2001 with a m

.. The ew College Bike Shoppe By David Rodriguez Known for its siqnature mix of beinq the community meetinq place and its support of environmentally and socially ethical causes, The Bike Shoppe has become far more than a place to fix your flattened bike tire. Below, current New Colleqe student and Bikeshoppe co-manaqer David Rodriquez describes how the Bikeshoppe is makinq a difference, and makinq a name for itself in the process. The New College Bikeshoppe is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run institu tion open to both students and the general public, although we rarely have customers who are not af filiated with New College. We are dedicated to maintaining a positive learning environment. Mechanics provide service while simultaneously teaching the owner how their bicycle works and what the particular issue is in the hopes that they leave know ing how their problem was solved. This, hopefully, generates a do-ityourself consciousness that will translate into proper bicycle care and maintenance. It is this notion of a teaching environment that is at the heart of the Bikeshoppe's phi losophy. As I said, the Shoppe is run completely by volunteers with three current "co-managers" (my current position) which have no real authority besides simple organizational duties (schedules, mostly), handling the Shoppe's finances (making oc casional deposits to New College's business office), and sharing skills with less experienced mechanics. I have also started hosting shows at the Shoppe in the past year, usually "experimental" bands along with punk and hardcore bands as well. started doing shows at the shop --because New College lacks a good venue for these smaller DIY shows. It's away from the dorms and other buildings (avoiding noise complaints) and bands seem to get off on play ing in a bike shop. We never ask for money at the shows, and the shop serves as an out-ofthe-way place to have these types of events. This raises awareness about the bike shop as a nice place to hang out. In the past we have also had a variety of parties, film screenings and other community events. We are located behind the southeast corner of the Fitness Center across from the soccer field. The Bikeshoppe is open to alums and we often have students come back specifically to use the bike shoppe to work on their own proj ects. Although officially all the vol unteers and comanagers are New College students, anyone is welcome to come and work in the shop or help out while it is open. But only stu dents are allowed to actually open the shop. NCAA IS COMING TO YOUR AREA! Make plans to join us as we share news about what is going on with New College and NCAA. Chapter events are great ways to meet up with old fnends and make some new ones. To view mvitations to upcoming events, as well as find links to photo albums from recent events, visit: events-calendar 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 Rog rs at 941-487-4900 or NCAA CHAPTER EVENTS 2008 January Ft. Lauderdale February -Orlando -New York Hosted by Vicki '65 and Charles '64 Raeburn -Boston March Washington Philadelphia !MBL..S WI, 1TER 20l 7 !9


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