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WELCOME TO THE ISSUE OF INVENTORS AND INNOVATORS! This issue is dedicated to our outstanding creative thinkers. Innovators and Inventors New College alums are transforming how we live, work and play. SAM PAITERSON '74 AND HIS GROUND BREAKING GEAR SHIFTS CHANGED RIDING FOREV E R BY KARA PHELPS '04 In 1988, Sam Patterson '74 cre ated the KL Grip Shift system for shifting gears on a road bike. It was the first time anyone had thought to move the gear shift to the handlebars. With this invention and others, he helped start RAM, a bicycle part manufacturer that has grown into a multimillion-dollar company with a global reach. After graduating from New College, Patter on worked in a mall research and development had both ridden motorcycles and so we thought, 'what about a twist grip, so you could hift gear on a bicycle without having to take one hand off the handlebar?' And o he, being the MBA guy, with the ability to borrow money, and me being the inventor guy-we agreed that we would develop technology, and he would pay for my development costs, and we would see if we had some thing worth happen ing. "The company began as a wildcat entrepreneurial dare," Patter on ays, and that was the way Growing up, Patter on wanted to become a carpenter or an engineer. "I liked putting things together," he say He built a model airplane and flew it in circle around the family backyard. Later he would start tinkering with he preferred it. He Sam Patterson '7 4 using a rotary ta ble o n a v i n t a ge Br i dgeport Mill. never expected it to become a financial lawnmowers, motorcycles and go-ca r ts succe s, and he left his po ition with "I just always enjoyed engines. They the research and develseem to have a soul, especially when hop in San Diego in the early 1980s. On a ski trip one winter, his brother introduced h i m "B l. D e a genera rst. on t opment team, he ay you try to get them started," he says be a person who doesn't understand the other when the change began with a chuckle. to make h i m uneasy. Patter on describes hi time at New Patter on works by College as "a very excellent opporrunity to entrepreneur Stanley Day. They sides of things." bridging the rationa l to figure out how my brain works, e pedecided to start a new company, and bikes became the vehicles for their inspiration. "After riding bikes around for a coup l e of weeks, we rea lized the logical fact that they were very hard to shift gears with," Patterson exp l ains. "We and the spirintal. "I try cially when it comes to creat i vity, and to hover in an in-between state," he where that comes from." Hi combina-says. He taught himself to meditate. tion of interests drew him to a pr ject He likes to get up in the middle of the with Rick Dobl in, who later founded night, when his creat i vity is sharpest, Mult i discipl i nary As ociat ion of Psycheto work on paper sketches of each new delic tudies (MAPS). The two students invention. At tho e times, he says, "I built a sensory isolation tank to the a ume my s u bconscious is scouring the exact specifications of its inventor, univer e., Continued on page 3


THE NCAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WANTS YOU TO GET MORE INVOLVED! From Your Chair There are so many reasons why and every one of you hould consider getting more involved with the CAA. When Cindy Hill Ford '89 we volunteer our time, we are able to share the skills and knowledge that we have acquired for the benefit of both fellow alums and current students. Consider doing your part in building those communities by running for election for a position on the NCAA Board of Director Currently, we have a fantastic group, but we always welcome new direc tors and the ideas and energy they bring! You do not need any special skills or experience to be a director, you just need to be committed, energetic and willing to work. As a director, you will enjoy the benefit of com mitment, share in its rewards, and participate fully in our initiative First, your commitment as a direc tor sends the most positive of mes sages to the alum and student com munities. As a committed member of the e communitie you will be able to help the NCAA continue to as i t new graduates to obtain jobs or learn more about their particular fields of interest or graduate schools through our chapter and network ing events, online community and e-bla ts. You will also have the opportunity to help recruit students and support the College's need Your commitment as a Jirector wtll bring its own rewards. The thank-yous from tudents you took the time to provide career advice to, the enthusiastic alum responses to a recent event or initiative, and the gratitude of the member of the Foundation and College for the vol unteer services you provide are just some of the examples of the rewards experienced by directors. There are the additional personal rewards of the opportunity to meet with your fellow alum here in beautiful Sara sota, to connect with old friends, and to make new one Finally, as a director, you will get a chance to get to know our programs, services and events in a more behind-the-scenes way, and use that knowledge to get other alums more involved. In addition to our core initiatives, such as the Alum Fellows, Student Grants, Mentoring, and Chapter Events, we have fundraising, such a the Palm Court Endowed Scholarship Fund. As a director, you can both help these programs grow and improve, and provide ideas for new pro grams. Elected board directors erve for a three-year term. Our board meets both telephonically and in person, and our director make the commit ment to be present for meetings. So how do you get on board? To be considered for a director's position, you will need to submit a 200-word nomination statement to NCAA. These statements are provided to alums along with the ballots. Watch for deadline for submission in the spring issue of IN THIS ISSUE 10 Legacy Admissions 6 Ten Innovators 8 College News 2 NIMBL'S WINTER 2C08 12 Foundation/NCAA New 14 Program Updates 15 Class Notes Nimbus and on the CAA website: www.alum. Additionally, the website has more infi.)rmatitm regarding the role of board directors. Abo feel free to contact the current board-we are here for you. Cindy Hill Ford '89 NCAA Board Chair BOARD OF DIRECTORS Fall/Winter 2008 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Cindy Hill Ford Chair Robert Lincoln Vice-Chair Adam Kendall Treasurer Colin Boyle '89-'95 Raymonda Burgman '91-'95 Cindy Hill Ford '89-'93 DeeAnn Garey-Roy '78-'82 Robert Hans '76-'79 Catherine Heath '97-'01 Adam Kendall '98-'02 Stu Levitan '72-'75 Robert Lincoln '77-'83 Michael Milton '98-'01 Adam Rivers '97-'01 William Rosenberg '73-'80 EX OFFICIO MEMBERS Gordon (Mike) Michalson Jr. President New College of Florida Jessica Rogers Vice President Alumnae/i Affairs Claire Michelsen '03-'08 Alumnae/i Coordinator


Concinued from page 1 the psy heddic researcher John C. Lilly. Lilly de igned the original tank a. a way to experience altered state of mind without drug. Patterson and Doblin kept theirs in an old house on iesta Key, and offered it free to anyone who wanted a try. "It was very forma ti\ e for a lot of people," Patterson says. He speak of bicycle a ae rhetically beautiful products of "an evolution of 200 years." Patter on continues to push that proces forward. Hi latest project DEBORAH HOWARD '77 CREATED THE FIRST COMPANION ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY BY ANNY DEIRMENJIA In 1990, Deborah founded CAPS, the first, and only, nonprofit dedrcated exclusively to safeguarding companion animals A former radio new reporter, lawyer and PR profe sional, Deborah fin got involved in animal protection in 1989 when she noticed the cramped and unsanitary conditions at a Docktor Pet Center in Atlanta, one of more than 300 franchi e locations. A tiny yellow Labrador puppy was pres ing an open cut again t the wire bar of its cage. As she held this puppy, Deborah won dered about h1 origins. To her horror, she di covered that almo tall pet shop puppies come from "puppy mills," com mercial breeding facilities that mass produce dog for re ale. he de ided then to take action. Every year, more than a half million purebred puppie de tined for pet shops acros the United rates and Canada, are born in crowded and usu ally qualid ondition at Mid we. t, New York and Pennsylvania puppy mills. Unfortunately, the e puppie become part of a ociety that routinely de troy is an enclo ed gearing sy tern w1th only one sprocket, which would make the chain nearly impossible to derail unexpectedly. The con umer he has in mind are "the free ride guys who ride off cliff Dv'A10Ro/1NVENTO R He get much of his inspira tion from vintage mechanical designs, which he finds "very elemental, spare, to-the-point." and tuff," as well a sam Patterson '74 at the Patter on lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To current ew College students interested in invention, he ays, ''Be a generalist. Don't be a per son who doesn't under rand the other side of th1ng-." people who bike in the Ft. Lauderdale Chapter city and don't necessarily Event, spring 2008. like an exposed chain near their ankles. million of unwanted dog and cat a year. The parents of the e puppies spend their live in wretched confine .nent, exposed to the clements, only to often encounter death at the end of their reproductive years. At pet shops, puppie leep on wire grate in mall, poorly ventilated, and ometime dirty cage The e puppie suffer from a plethora of illnes es and di orders as a result of inbreeding, in adequate shelter, dirty and over crowded living condi tion, tran por tation tre ranties u ually preclude reimbursement for veterinary expenses unle c there is a tare lemon law. The standard recour e for customer who have purcha ed a ick puppy is to return the puppy for credit toward another dog. Most cu tomer however, become emotionally attached to their puppie and will not return them. Tragically, some pet shop puppie may die or become o ick or aggressive they mu t be euthanized. expo ure to random Deborah Howard with NCF students at her Mentoring Coffee Talk last spring. ource animal and improper veteri nary are. Many unknowing consumers can not resi t the cute puppy m the pet hop window of the local mall or shopping center. After purchasing the overpriced dog-payment plan are often available-they may then discover their puppy has a medical ailment that require veterinary care. Pet shop war-Deborah contacted everal national animal protection organizati ns, but none wanted to take on the pet hop issue. he decided that the best way to addre this issue was through her pub lic relation experience; he contacted 20/20 and discovered they had been thinking about doing a tory on the pet hop/pupJ y mill i,sue but didn't have the necessary do umenration and video UBL W I TE:.:R l 0


Deborah H oward 77 at home baking treats fo r he r dogs. footage. May 1990 news story, she met Robert Deborah began working with a young Baker, then the foremost puppy mill man who had taken a job at one of the investigator in the country. Mr. Baker is Dockter Pet Centers merely to help now a CAPS board member. the animals. She provided him with a Deborah first formed CAPS in 1 990 camcorder so that he cou l d document The nonprofi t became a 50l(c)(3), in conditions for the 20/20 expose. He 1 992. She brought organizational skill also made copies of numerou store obtained through years of wor king for records Through this ground breaki n g political and social campaigns to this KIRK SULLIVAN '79 HAS THE MEDIA HOOKED. BY JAN LUTJES '78 Kirk SulLivan, '79 is the public rela tions director for IQAir North America, a world leader in medical grade air filtration equipment. For 2 0 years he has been at the forefront of inventions and innovations as a PR and marketing guru who specializes in the introduction of ground breaking new technologies. He is seen often on talk shows and news programs, putting the latest and greatest into the news. Kirk recently re turned from Beijing, China, where he spent the summer working with U.S. Olympic Committee on a project that some people say helped the US. team bring home 110 medals. 4 1\:IMHL: WOR JL: The fir s t question I have i s 'Wha t do you a c tuall y do for a liv i ng?' KS: I get asked t hat a l ot, and truthfully-it i sn' t easy to answer. I tell people I do public relations because that make it understandable to them But really what l do is take new i deas and new technology and find ways to get people intere ted in them. It's sort of a n u tty niche between PR, market ing, journalism and ente r tainment. )L: What product d o you work with? KS: I'm pretty exclusively stuck in what is called market creation. I introduce products and ideas where we actually have to create the market itself. Often, this requires an educationa l process where you get people interested in a new science or a new idea. cause. She organized pet shop prote s ts from 1990 to 1993 during the wee kend before Ch ri tmas in 30 to 40 cities aero s the U.S. and Canada. The pro ducer at 20 / 20 agreed to air an update tory the night before the protests in December 1991. In an interview for the 1991 update, the CEO of Docktor Pet Centers claimed rhat the company did not buy from puppy mills, yet, Baker's footage had indicated otherwise. As a resu l t of CAPS' efforts Dock tor Pet Centers, Inc., whi h would not do busines without the ale of pup pies, fil ed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 1993. Deborah has generated publicity on the pet shop and puppy mill is ue with the following media: CNN, Dareline, 20/20 (three t i mes), Hard Copy, Life, People, Reader's Digest, Detroit Free Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Tulsa World and numerou l ocal television news sta tions and newspapers. )L: Can yo u g ive us so m e examples? KS: Two that come to mind a r e me latonin and the smart drink fad. Mela tonin was the fir t hormone to be sold Operat i on Clean A i r in act ion. over-the-counter. I had to work with reporters for some time so that they cou l d even understand w hat they were


writing about. mart drink required the same education proces We were pioneering the idea that supplement and nutrient could actually enhance cognitive function. Today, these are old hat ideas. Back in 1993-95 they were con idered heresy. JL: How did this recent project with the U. S. Olympic Committee begin? KS: I've worked for five years now with a company called IQAir. IQAir i at the beginning of a new conceptultra-high-efficiency air cleaning. People are familiar with air purifiers from late-night infomercial But the e ystems are completely different. They filter down to the level of a virus. It's really an incredible technology that is changing the lives of people with a wide range of medical condition It lets us create homes that are virtually free of allergen and a thma-triggering pollutants, bacteria and viru e JL: Is asthma a problem with athletes? KS: Ye but at this summer' Olympic the athletes faced a bigger problem. Beijing ha one of the wort air pollution problem in the world. Athletes and coache from around the world were concerned that the pollu tion would decimate performance. The U OC wa looking for a solution. JL: How did the USOC find out about you and IQAir? K :I called them. I'd already een new tories about the Beijing pollution and knew we could become their secret weapon. By erendipity, I work with a reality TV show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and I was going to be in the arne city a the U OC' main training center, so I arranged to meet with them while I wa there. JL: What do you do on the how? KS: I created a group of costumed uperheroe called The Clean Air Team. The idea i to make air clean ing exciting. We go on and help build America' healthie t homes. It' been a really effective way to get this new con cept of ultra-high-efficiency air cleaning into people' homes-literally. JL: Did you go to Beijing before the Olympics? K :Yes, I first went to Beijing with the U 0 coaches in ovember 2007. We mapped out a fir t-of-a-kind plan. We were going to use ultra-high-Kirk Sullivan '79 in Beijing during the Olympics. efficiency air cleaning in all the U. athlete re idential and training areas. It wa the fir t use of air cleaning in a comprehen ive effort to gain a perfor mance advantage at an athletic event. We called it "Operation Clean Air." JL: What were the re ults? How much air did you really dean? K : We got incredible feedback from the athletes and coache The other teams really truggled with the bad air, and U. athlete were living and training in a clean air anctuary. I also decided to trick out our apartment in Beijing with the same system so that I could demo the efficiency to the pre We called thi a pect of the project Clean Air Apartment/Beijing. People can go to JL: So the world' healthie t apart ment was in the world's dirtiest city? K :Exactly. We hit 99 percent purity of indoor air in Clean Air Apartment. It really cau ed quite a stir and the whole thing went viral on the Internet The press release and news stories ended up on the billboard at Time quare. l got letters from all over the world. JL: Do you think New College pre pared you for thi life of adventure? KS: ew College encouraged me to think creatively. I've spent my entire career thinking out ide of the box. Thi i, really what ew College was about. l had a lot of great profe sor who ncouraged me to approach ituati ns with creativity, to think differently, and then to put tho e thoughts and idea into tangible action. New College gave me tool that I till use to this day. '1MB WI 1TLR 2 K 5


Change Agents Extraordnaire. We found 10 more super innovators. Gregory Dubois-Felsmann '77 wa con idered a child prodigy when he was admitted to ew College in 1977 at age 13. Four years later, he became the college' youngest ever graduate after completing degrees in both mathematic and phy ic. Gregory went on to earn both M .. and Ph.D. degree in phy ics from California In titute ofTechnol-ogy. At age 23, he became the fir t ew College alumnus to be awarded a Rhodes cholar hip. Today, Gregory is regarded a one of the world' leading expert in the field of high energy phy ics. As a staff scienti t at Caltech and a member of the executive committee for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, he i currently working with more than 600 phy ici ts and engineer at 75 in tirution in 10 different countries studying the relation-hip between matter and antimatter in nature. Lonnie Draper '75 i an emergency physician at Tallaha ee Memorial Hospi Lonnie Draper '75 tal and an a sociate profes sor, emergency medicine, at Florida State Univer ity Col lege of Med i cine. A the president and CEO of Avo care, Lonnie ha invented anATM-like machine that will dispense medication to patients before they leave the ho pi tal. The idea for the product came to him after he pre cribed medication to a patient at three in the morning. The patient remarked that there wa no way she could sit in a pharmacy for two hours with her sick children in tow. Currently 6 1MB WI. TI-l\ 2008 there are three test products being u ed in Tallahas ee, and Lonnie hope to have the product all over the country within the next several year Paul Hansma '64 is the winner of -Paul Hansma '64 the 2000 Biologi cal Phy i Prize from the American Physical Society for pioneering work m imaging biological molecule With hi re earch group, he has developed Atomic Force Mi cro cope (AFMs) for almo t 20 years. Hi research has led to many discoverie in biomaterials. The group's current re earch involve, develop ment of medical diagno tic in trument such as the Bone Diagnostic In trument and Tissue Diagnostic Instruments, whtch mea ure bone fracture nsk in living patient More d tails are on his group' web ite: http:/ /hansmalab .phy ics.uc Steve Jacobson '71 ha worked for the past 29 years building scientific in struments and the past 12 year teaching engineering n1dents how to design and build things. He wa part of a team at orthwestern University that created the Uberwalker, a body weight upported treadmill Steve Jacobson '71 training system designed for home use. A cost-effective and simple accessory to any standard treadmill, it can be used by tho e suffering from obe ity or recover ing from orthopedic surgery, stroke and other ailments to accelerate rehabilitation and regain the ability to walk. In 2006, it was the winner of the Davinci award that "honor. out tanding engineering achieve ment ." In addition, teve has spent 28 years developing recumbent bicycles that fold up to fit into a suitca e. He has sold six so far, and would like to be building and elling many more. Sharon Matola '78 i founder of the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Sharon Matola '78 in Belize Center, begun in 1983 to protect exotic animal and now featured in a documen tary film. lt is currently home to more than 125 native Belizean pecies and in-truer people about wildlife ami how to care for it. Sharon' life story-in particu lar her struggle to stop the Chalillo dami documented in the book, The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to ave rhe World's Mosr Beaunful Bird (2008), by Bruce Barcott. Called "the Jane Goodall of Central America," Sharon ha worked more than 20 years to develop thi w rid-class zoo, and it i now con idered a platform to implement criti cally important con ervation work.


Jas Mercer-Smith '71 joined the Lo Alamo therm nu lear de ign group in 1983 after holding a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Uni ver ity. Since coming to Lo Alamo he ha erved a the deputy as ociate direc tor for nuclear weapons (science), the Jas Mercer-Smith '71 deputy program director for the Nuclear Weapon Technology Program ( WT) Office, and the X-2 group leader. He ha also erved a enior editor for Defense Research Review, a cia ified research journal. While a taff member in X-2, Ja contrib uted to the design of ix nuclear te ts and was the de ign phy ici t for three evada Test ite events. In 2007, he was made a L'lboratory Fellow at Lo Alamo and currently works in the Phy i Design/ A lvanced Threats group, where hi job i to con ider how advanced technologic could threaten the nited tate He hold a doctoral degree in a trophy ic from Yale University. Sharon Ramey 6 5 i the f. und ing director (with Or. Craig Ramey) of Georgetown Univer ity Center on Heath and Education and is the usan H. May er Profe or of Child and Family tudie Georgetown Univer icy. haron' re earch has f. cu ed on the effect of the environment on l havior, a well a pioneering work on Sharon Ramey '65 prenatal care and pregnan y outcomes, tudie. on the dynamic change affecting American familie bservational re earch on the ocial ecology f residential and educational ettings, a landmark study of the tran ition to school for 11,000 chtldren from kinder garten through thml grade, and a serie of ongoing multi site tudies to prevent child neglect. Recently, haron and her colleagues have developed a highly effica ciou inten 1ve form of pediatric rehabili tation, known a A QUIREc Therapy, for young children with cerebral pal y. Bryna S i ege l '71 directs the Autism Clime and al o co-direct the Aut m eurodevclopment enter at the Univer sity f Cali forma, an Franci co, where she ha been profe or of psychiatry for the pa t 19 years. Bryna helped develop the nationally u ed diagno tic tandard for autism in D M-III-R and D M-IV and publi hed the fin early Bryna Siegel '71 screening te t for auti m, the POD T-IL he i the author of everal book i ncluding two publi hed by Oxford University Pre : The World of the Autistic Child and Helping Children with Autism Learn, a well a What About Me? Groumg Up w1th a Devel opmenwlly Di abled ibling. Bryna founded the independent n nprofit jump tart Learning to Learn in 2004 a a national model to teach parent the pecial kill needed to raise and edu ate a child with auti m. John Vermilye '74 founded Travel entry, a company that 'Ct g l oba l tan dard for po t-9/11 baggage e urity. A5 a graduate tudent at Harvard Exten ion, Jo h n worked a a baggage handler for Eat rn Airlines at Bo ton' Logan Airport to put himself through chool. He went into management at Eastern, et ting up route in Latin Amer ica, overseeing the opemng of the Panama Airp rr and setting up a John Vermilye '74 baggage ccuri-ty y tern for the airline Later he worked for lATA {International Air Transport Association) and after 9 /ll wa, called in to help set up the new Transportation ccurity Administration (T A). John aw the need forT A per onnel to get into locked checked bag and in 2003 created Travel entry, a privately held company, which et standard for approved l ocks and l uggage so airport ecurity official acnr the world can open luggage for phy ical in pection. The system i in every major U .. airport and hundreds of airport around the world. Norman Worthington '77 i a serial entrepreneur/inve tor and founder or co-founder of more than a dozen com panic including oftware Toolwork one of the very fir t h i ghly u ces ful con t11ner oftware companies. He i al O the original creat r/publ i her of uch title as Mavis Beacon Teache Typing! and the Che master series. The e titles continue today a the leader in their category Norm Worthington '77 and each ha old ten of million of copie orm, now ba ed in ara ota, i currently the EO of tar 2 tar Communications, a bu me grade Internet phone olution. As both the manu fa turer of the sy tem hard ware and the pr vider of the telep hone ervice, tar2 tar monitors and manage all a pect' of the y tem, netw rk and call quality. 1.1Bl' WI. TI:R :1 7


COLLEGE NCF Trustee and Staff Member Receive NAACP Awards Director of Multicultural and Transfer Recruitment onia Wu '81 and New College Trustee John Saputo were l estowed Freedom Awards by the arasota County NAACP during the organization's 23rd Annual Freedom Awards banquet. Sonia was recognized for her contri butions through Community Service, and John was recognized for his efforts in Bu iness/Industry. Among Wu's many accomplishments honored that evening was her work with the Sarasota YMCA Black and Hispanic Achievers program and with MeiEcho/Echo Luv Productions' Discovery of You Teen Fo rums and the 2008 Greatness Beyond Measure Teen ummit. Saputo, owner and president of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing of Sarasota, was honored for his lifelong commit ment to equality, socia l justice and ending discrimination in the work place. One of his many achievments was leading the first uccessful program John Sapu t o NCF T rus tee to integrate an all-white Team ter's beer driv-, ers unwn in Detroit in 1977. Lo cally, he also has helped support the Juneteenth program, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations and numerous other events celebrating and promoting the African-American community and his-tory. "It is an honor to have New College's name associated with two such won derfu l individuals," said New College President Gordon "Mike" Michalson. 8 IMBUS WlNTI::.R 2008 Son i a Wu '81, N e w Colle ge 's D i re ctor o f M ultic u ltural and T r a n sf e r R ecruitm ent Professor on Fulbright Specialists Roster The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affair of the Department of State and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars announced that Meg Lowman, pro fessor of biology and environmental studies and director of environmenta l initiatives at New College of Florida, has passed the Fulbright competition to qualify for its highly competitive Spe cialists Roster. Consideration for the Fulbright Specialists Roster required Lowman to demonstrate that she is a leader in her field. As a specialist, Low man will be p l aced with overseas aca demic instinttions in countrie where need for conservation, fore t ecology or science education are requested. Langston Named Interim Library Dean Dougla Langston, professor of phi losophy and religion, has been named interim dean of the Jane Bancroft Cook Library. Langston will serve until a full-time replacement can be found for former Dean of the Library Joan Pelland, who retired from the position at the end of June after more than 20 years of service. Langston began his first adminis trative duty as Chair of the Library Committee in 1978-79. He later served as Chair of the Division of Humani ties from 1985 to 1988, as the Interim Dean and Warden in 1997-98, when New College was still affiliated with USF. He also served as Interim As oci ate Dean and Warden in 1998-99, dur ing which time he worked closely with library per onnel and with budgetary issues as ociated with the library. New College Dedicates Residence Hall to Bob and Lee Peterson Administration, trustees and friends of ew College of Florida gathered on Thursday, November 6, for a special re ception to dedicate the Lee and Bob Pe terson Residence Hall on the campus. The residence hall, formerly known as W, lies on the east side of campus accross from Dort and Goldstein Halls. Completed along with four other new dorm last year, W was named in the Peter on' honor in recognition of the couple's recent $2.1 million gift to the College. The gift was the second l argest gift in New College's nearly 50-year history. Bob and Lee Pet erso n Hall


NCF Ranks Highly for Public Liberal Arts New College ranked o. 3 in "Amer ica' Best Public ollege by Forbes. Overall, ew College rank d o. 29 in America's Be t 50 Colleges. Read more at www.forbe .com, earch for "Ameri ca's Best College ." New Music New College "Removable Parts," the fir t per formance f the lOth Anniver ary ea on of ew Mu ic ew College, received a rave review from Richard New Music New Colleges' Supove and Darqel Storm of the arasota Herald-Tnbune, who al o called the annual serie "our local treasure hou e of contemporary mu ic." The five-concert ea on opened eptember 6 when piani t Kathleen Supove returned for her third M C appearance, this time with compo er/ performer Corey Dargel to perform his critically acclaimed theater piece deal ing with voluntary amputation and, more deeply, with disconnection and empathy. "For the pa t 10 years, ew Mu ic ew College has been an evolving experiment, in which unconventional notions of mu ic have been put to the te tin the laboratory of performance," states Mile "Together, we've chal lenged the boundaries that eparate mu ic and peech, mu ic and theater, and performer and audience, and we've found new ways to experience mu ic. All along the way, the ara ora commu nity has joined ew College student faculty, and taff to hare the thrill of di covery." SACS Praises and Affirms Accreditation A review team for the Commi ion on Colleges of the outhern As ocia tion of Colleges and hool ( AC ) announced that it will recommend reaffirmation of accreditation for New College of Florida without any recom mendation for improvement needed by the College. Students Elect New NCSA Co-presidents In a clo e vote that nece itated a run-off vote two day later, third-year tudents Thoma "TM" Mawn and Cha e okolow were elected 2009 New College tudent Alliance co-presidents on Friday, ov. 7. Their term runs for the 2009 calendar year. Al ng with the e po iti ons, tudent elected three Student Court Justices, three School Allocations Committe repre entatives, and one tudent Affair oneRe idence Life and one Fitne Center r presentative. NCF in New York Times Magazine ew C Llege placed an advcrti ement in The New York Times Magazine, "The College Issue," on unday, ept. 21. This much-anticipated magazine ec tion reached an e timated 17.3 million New York Time r aders in print and online. COLLEG Alumna Professor Curates Maya Weaving Exhibit Concepcion Poou Coy Tharln, a weaver featunnq her work, and Gabrielle Vail '83 An exhibit on Maya weaving, "Wo\'en Thread. through Time: Maya Women, Weaver, and Their torie" is slated for :lis play at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and 1 atural Hi tory Center in t. Petersburg, Florida. Opening April 3, 2009, the exhibit '":ill explore Maya weaving from a number of different perspectives: the u. c of the hack trap loom and other technique:; favored by Maya women; the htstory of the tradi tion in both ancient and contem porary Maya culture; the acre..! nature of woven tt'Xtile and their place within the Maya cosmo ; and the stork behind the wcav ings and those who created thtm. Alumna Dr. Gabrielle Vail. Adjunct Assistant Profe sor of Anthropology at ew College, i curating the exhibit. The center is currently seeking sponsors to help with the co. t of re earching and mounting the exhibition. Please contact Dr. Vail at with questions or to make a dona tion. Gifts willl e acknowledged in the exhibit catalog, the exhibit itself, as well as on a website on Maya weaving that is currently he ing developed (\\ IMBL'. WI TER 9


lEWS Legacy Admissions at Liberal Arts Colleges: Where do we stand? Approaching its 50th anniversary New College ponders the occurrence of legacy admiss i ons. By Raymonda Burgman 91, NCAA Board D i recto r A a tudent at a liberal arts college that wa new, in a chronologtcal en e, I never thought to a k any of my cia mate if their parent!i, grandparent!;, aunt uncle or siblings attended ew College. Furthermore, what difference would it make? Well, now I teach at a liberal art college that i old, founded in the 1 30 and every year I wonder about whom the tudenr sitting in my cia e know, or rather with whom they hare blood. I know that there ar varying opin ion about legacy admiss10ns, a practice described by ]arne Monks, University of Richmond as istant profes or of economic, whereby "college and uni ver ity admi ions director give pecial con ideration to applicant who! e) relative attended the in titution." orne ay that a strong and pronounced legacy admi ion policy i affirmative action that preserve a predominantly white po tsccondary educational y tern. Thi policy al o blurs pol i tical party line. Both Pre ident George W. Bu h (R) and enator John Edwards (D-NC ) poke loudly as l egacy oppo nents. Other believe that u ing legacy a an admi sion factor makes for good bu ines A lumni are more likely to give to an in titution that they feel is looking out for their best inte r est, educating their sibling nieces, neph ew child r en, and grandchildren. From an in t i tutional per pective, legacies come f rom fami lies that value education. A rudy at Duke Univer ity by athan Martin, graduate student, and Kenneth penner, ociology profe or, found that !ega ie do not outperform students with imilar family profiles. With any policy, there are winner and loser but there need to be more clarity-with legacie there i haze to di cu With 50 students who were hildren of or related to alums expre sed intere t in admi ion. Yet, approximately 88 percent of the legacie who applied, during thi five-year period, received admi sion to the college, but le than 45 per ent of tho e submitted paid depo it I admit that the number are more tudent!i from under represented groups at tending< nd completing college, it i ((Do you grow from within, pulling from a known stock of educated and previously ritualized students? Do you look outside your college family for the next po ible that not ju t afflu ent white tu dents benefit skewed, calculating over a five-year pan and l acking compari on to the overall application/ acceptance rate. Yet, in uch lean fina n cial times, we must ask, what is the right pa t h for ew College? Other college such a tephen College in Mi ouri, used tion of unknown scholars?" legacie to revive lumping from legacy admis ion The troubling and confounding part of thi tory comes from the United tate Cen u Bureau that reported in January 2008 that only 19 percent of blacks and 13 percent of Hi pani 25 year of age and older hold bache lor' degrees. The question here is how underrepre ented groups can take advantage of legacy ad mission if their matriculation rate are lower than their white counterparts are. What should we do about legacy admis i ns? At New College, in com parison to other liberal art college e pecially private one t h e l egacy numbers are tiny but the admi ions rate is high. Fr m 2003-2008, less than enrollment number They marketed to their alumni in a n vel manner ending baby clothe embla zoned with the university in ignia to alumni with n wborn houl d we look to pee r and asp ira t ion college for an wer ? Middlebury College i n Vermont had a l egacy ac ceptance r ate aro u nd 4 8 percent, and Bowdoin College in M aine had a legacy acceptance rate of 40 percent. Each school had overall acceptan e rate around 18 percent. When familie are loo k i n g for fina n cia l value and aca demic re u lts from co ll eges and univer sit i e and college are competing with other in titutions for the be t tuden t w hat is the best way to p r oceed? Do you grow from wit h in, pulling from anywhere in the world by email? ave resources by signing up for an electronic 1mbus. It looks just like the paper Nimbus, only greener! If you're interested, emad NCAlum@ncf .edu with the a known rock of educa ted and previ ou ly r i tualized student ? On the other hand, do you loo k out ide your co l lege fami l y for the next gene ration of unknown cholars? I I GO GREEN ... subject "go green" and don't forget to include your current email addre s!! I 11MR WI TER 20 tj FOR NIMBUS!


l ALUMNAE I GIVING The Palm Court Endowed Scholarshp Initiative Nears Its Goal and Needs Your Support! Friends and fellow Novo Collegians, As you all know, over the past year the Alumnae/i Association has been raising money for the Palm Court Endowed Scholarship fund. The results have been excellent in that we have raised over $230,000 towards our goal of $250,000. I want to sincerely thank the 10 percent of alums who have contributed to the effort. That's right, 10 PERCENT!!! That means that nine out of 10 of you have not yet contributed to the cause. I know the econo my is in terrible shape and everyone is feeling the effects of the downturn, so my appeal is a humble one: can you spare $10 towards our goal of providing scholarship money for out of-state students? If all of you who have not yet given kick in $10 each, about the cost of a six-pack of good beer, it would mean an additional $27,000 for the endowment. We could make our target with a few thousand to spare. Please .... if you are at all able, and in memory and celebration of beer runs for Palm Court Parties of years past, can you spare us a $10 Bill Rosenberg '73 bill for yet another symbolic beer run to benefit future generations of Novo Collegians? More is always grate fully accepted, but every dollar counts! Thank you all so much for your support and participation. All the best, Bill Rosenberg '73 Chair, Palm Court Initiative Committee To contribute, please contact the NCAA office at 941-487-4900 or NCAA thanks our alums and friends who have given $500 or more i n support of the Palm Cou rt Endowed Scholarship Fund! Anonymous John '64 & Kitty Cranor Carol Holder '64 & Nancy Reichman '71 & Alan Jaworski and Deirdre '76 & Norman Ellis John Mallinckrodt Charles Gwirt man Deborah Winn Fund Mary Elmendorf (honorary Carol Hoshall '77 Karen Rembold '71 & Joy Barnitz '70 & Doug alumna) Steve '71 & Karen Jacobson James Kozarek Stinson '71 Mark '72 & Jenny Famiglio Elise Kaplan '75 Jessica Roger Ronald Bergwerk '73 Farkas Family FoundationAdam '98 & judith Kendall Olga Ronay '77 & Colin Boyle '89 & Gail '68 & Nick '67 Munger Darrell Kiemle '84 & John Moore Su an Montgomery '83 Robert '7 2 & Marion Fish Elena Heyer Bill '73 & Chris Rosenberg Laura Breeze '70 & Carol Flint '76 & Charlene Lenger '78 & Dennis '69 & Jennie Saver Van Huff'75 Stephen )one Bruce Chrissy Sarah Silver '88 David '91 & Ana tasia Bryant Cindy Hill Ford '89 & John Lentini '03 David '70& Marc '72 & Douglas Ford Judith '69 & Jay '69 Lentini Eleni '69 Silvennan Catherine Buntaine DceAnn Garey-Roy '78 & Stuart Levitan '79 & Alexis Simendinger '75 Julia Burch '98 & Greg Roy Terese Berceau Leslie Smarr '84 & Michael Milton '98 Gerald '79 & Joanne Gaul Robert Lincoln '76 Brett Pettichord '83 Mary Burfi her '73 & Tod Gentille '77 & Christopher LoFnsco '79 }ohnathon nuth '96 Bruce Jacobs '73 Usa Norris '78 Kenneth '64 & Stephen '72 & Martha Sparks Raymonda Burgman '91 Donald Goldberg '68 Abby '65 Miemer Ann '87 & Judy Bums '76 DaviJ Goldman '71 & Deanna '95 & Chad Ohlandt Chri topher Tucker Susan Burns '76 & Larry Eger Linda Blackwell Maryjo Oster '91 & Elizabeth Tucker Michael Campbell '87 Diana Graves '67 Lance Baird Edward Vergara '92 Jeffery Chanton '71 & Kenneth '69 & Rika Green James Over treet '68 Larry '87 & Liz '87 Vernaglia Li a Worley James Gutner '72 Laurie '65 & Marc Weinberg '70 & Dawn Chuprevich '92 Christine Hamilton-Hall '78 Edna '65 Paul on Ruth Foht '70 Jeff '76 & Margaret Cianci & Malcolm Hall Jimmy Pritchard '72 Jese '84 and Usa '87 White John Corrigan '71 & Robert '76 & Patricia Hans Prudence Rain William Wolfe '82 Angela Dembrowski John Hansen '76 Sharon '65 & Craig Ramey Mauri Ziff '84 & Jeff Hamond IMBUS WI TER 2008 II


FOUNDATIONMCAA December Brings New Leadership to Foundation By Amiee Chouinard, Public Affairs After a thorough earch and inter view process, the ew College Founda tion announced Andrew Walker will take over as pre ident /CEO of the Foundation on December l, 2008. Walker previously held the position of International Director of Trustee Pr grams for The ature Conservancy in Arlington, Va., for which he also served 12 year as executive director of Conservancy chapters in ew York and Tenne see. Walker succeed John Cra nor '64, who stepped aside in July fol lowing a five-year term as the College's Foundation head, and interim Presi dent Jim Harman, who ha over een operations for the past several months. "We are fortunate to attract to our campus team someone of Andy's experience, accomplishment and vision," said New College Pre ident Mike Michalson in announcing Walker's appointment. "He ha an exemplary record not only in fundrai ing, but in working well with boards and other constituencie As someone who pos sesse keen insight into the special qualities of the re identialliberal arts college experience, Andy promises to be an outstanding poke man for the New College 'story."' Walker has a vast background in board development and staff training, as well a in fundraising. He brings a wtde range of contacts on the west coa t of Florida and in the Sarasota area. A Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate in both physics and Eng lish literature from Washington and Jefferson College, Walker al o hold an M.A. degree in journali m and rna s communications from the Univer ity of Georgia, where he worked on the transfer of agricultural technology to less developed countrie Walker also worked for the Agricultural Research and Foreign Agricultural Services in Washington D.C. before joining The Nature Conservancy. As Foundation Pre ident, Walker said he looks forward to haring New College' rich history and out tanding academic program with members of the Sarasota community and individu al interested in liberal arts education. ''I'm honored to be joining the Foundation at a time when New Col lege continues to earn high accolades as Andrew Walker, Foundation President one of the country's premier under graduate institution ,"he commented. "The Foundation board and staff, the alumnae / i and the Southwe t Florida community have done a wonderful job of helping foster the College's aca demic excellence, and I look forward to contributing as the Foundation's new president." Walker and his family lived in Saraora full time from 1999-2006. He ha a son who is a 2005 graduate of Pine View, now a enior at Vassar College. He met his wife, Christina, while work ing on a conservation project in Costa Rica. he is director of conservation leadership for The Nature Conservan cy's South American division. NCAA Announces Newly Elected Board Executive Committee By Jessica Rogers, VP Alumnae/i Affairs The ew College Alumnae/i As sociation Board of Directors is pleased to announce its 2008-2009 Executive Committee, which was voted on at the fall meeting of the directors on Nov. 8, 2008. Cindy Hill Ford '89 was elected I Z !MH WL TER 2008 Chair, Robert Lincoln '76 elected Vice Chair and Adam Kendall '98 re-elected to serve a Treasurer. Cindy Hill Ford has been a member of the NCAA board since 2005 and is an attorney with McKay Law Firm in Sarasota. Cindy studied med i evaV renais ance studies at ew College. She earned Ma ter's Degree in renaissance literature at both Florida State Univer sity and Oxford University. She earned her J.D. from Florida State Universi.ty. Cindy lives in okomis with her husband Douglas and their chi l dren,


Maeve and Ewan. Robert has been a member of the CAA board since 1997 and i an attorney with Icard, Merrill, Culli Timm, Furen & Gin burg, P.A. in Adam Kendall has been a member of the NCAA board ince 2005 and works as a financial advi er at Morgan ara.ota. Robert studied political science at New College. He earned a Mas ter' degree in planning from Florida tate Univer ity, and hi J.D. with high honor Rob Lincoln 76, Cindy Hill Ford '89, Adam Kendall '98 from Florida tate University. Robert live in Sarasota where he enjoy pend ing time with his on Nichola tanley, Inc. in arasota. Adam tudied economics at ew College and he lives in Venice with his wife Judith. Jessica Rogers Promoted to VP of Alumnae/i Affairs By Amiee Chouinard, Public Affairs TheN AA and cw Col lege Founda tion announce that NCAA Executive Director Je ica Roger ha been promoted to Vice President Jess ica Rogers of Alumnae/i Affairs. NCAA' former board chairman Bill Ro enberg state "During her time here a executive director, Je i a ha di tinguished her elf and been in tru mental in the great strides that the NCAA ha made on many fronts. This i a well-de erved promotion, and we look forward to more great thing for our a ociatio n with Je ica a VP of Alumnae/i Affair Jessica ha erved as executive direc-tor of AA ince 2006 and hold both Master of Art and Bachelor of cience degree in peech communica tion from the niver tty of outhern Mis issippi with an undergraduate mi nor in journalism and public relation emphasi She i a memb r of the outhwe t Chapter of the As ociation of Fund rais ing Professionals (AFP), Council for Advancement and upport of Educa tion (CA E), and the ara ota County Junior League. he i al o a meml er of Trinity United Methodi t Church in orth Port where he sings in the prai e band and is a member of the Mis ions committee. FOUNDATION ;NCAA Save the Date! Reunion Weekend 2009: May 22-24 That's right fellow alums, reunion planning has started already. So save the date; you don't want to miss out on the 2009 reunion this Memorial Day weekend. "Back to the Future" needs to be on your calendar! We're keeping some of the tra ditional fun like the Toast to the New Grads and PCP and adding a few nostalgic twists, including a scavenger hunt and kickball tour nament! Plan now to come Back to the Future & don't miss out on the great time! Highlighted class year anniversaries: '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04 Weekend snapshot: Alum Reception at 4 Winds Cafe with live music Kickball Tournament Scavenger Hunt Fashion Show of the Decades State of the Association dinner "Tell your NCF Story" interviews for the archive Check for up-to date information! 'IMHL S WI 'TER 20 13


PROGRAM UPDATES Alum Fellowships NCAA proudly pre ent our 2009 Alumnae/i Fellows: Alexis Orgera '95 and Kelly Samek '94. Kelly will be returning to campus to teach an lSP pe riod cia on coa tal law and policy and Alexis will teach a semester-long course in contemporary writing. Kelly write "Coastal Law & Policy is designed a an inten ive four-week course exploring that vast resource and human habitat known as "the coast." The cia swill focu on the legal framework that exists on the federal, tate and local level to regulate the usage and pre erve the utility of the coast. The coursework features a host of topics-from port management to ubmerged lands development to marine protected areas-meant to serve as lense through which to examine K elly S amek '94 society's in teraction with the coastal zone. With visit to local sites such as an aquatic preserve and a working water front, the students will hopefully determine for themselves what informa tion deci ionmakers need in order to promote the development, protection, and sustainability of coastal r e ources for future generation Alexis write orne of my best memories of New College reside in the dark, cluttered, bnttle-paper smell of the New CollAge maga zine office where we put together gether a class called "Re urrecting New CollAge: Literary Criteria and Editorial Decisions." My goals for the course are to facilitate an understand ing of our contempo rary literary world, to encourage innovation Alex i s O rgera '95 and u rainable practice, and to develop a working system for a resurrected New CollAge. Beginning with a crash cour e in the fundamental of poetic craft and analy sis, and buildina into a publishing lab in which students discuss, conceptual ize, research, and implement literary magazine production practices, the clas will culminate (hopefully) in an is sue of New ColLAge as well as providing extra guidance and support for current campus pub l ications." Mentoring Program The first seme ter of this year's Mentoring Program was well received by alum I students, parents and staff. CAA held four Coffee Talk sryle e ions where alum hared their personal career advice and expertise with interested students. Collaborating with Student Affairs, NCAA al o held an Alum Panel Q&A and networking session during Family Weekend. For our first Coffee Talk, Interna tional Business & Finance, Henry a little gem of a zine under the tute lage of Mac M iller. When Mac retired, so did New CollAge. With these things in mind, J put toC i ndy Hill Ford '89 wit h st u dent s at the Law Cof f e e Talk 14 WINTE R 2008 myth '76, hared hi experiences in 25 years of banking and investment management, a timely subject. Our alum attorneys Cindy Hill Ford '89, Dave molker '72, and Robert Lincoln '77 drew a crowd of aspiring tudents for the law mentor session Our next Coffee Talk, Environmen tal Busines featured Mike Burton '86 corporate leader of Wilson Miller Eco logical and Water Resources division. ln collaboration with the Gender and Diver ity Center, NCAA invited board member Ray Burgman '91, to peak on Diversity in Education in the next mentor session. Ray is Asst. Profes sor of Economics at Depauw University as well a Special Advisor to the Presi dent for Faculty Initiatives. John Cra n or '64, Julia Burch '98, Mary Rul z '73 student Evan Axe lrad '04 Our Alum Panel and etworking Gathering during Family Weekend featured Mary Ruiz '73, CEO of Manatee G len Hospital and Addic tion Center; Julia Burch '98, Public Outreach Coordinator for Sarasota Bay Estuary Program; and John Cranor '64, former CEO of New College Founda tion, along with current the is student Evan Axelrad. The panel discussed among other thing 1 the proverbial 'life after New College' in a Q&A with students and their parents. A networking session with local a l ums followed. A few concerned parents were converted. See more mentoring photos in the Event Photo section on page 19!


Captain Ralph Emerson Styles One of New College's Founders Feb. 27. 1910-0c:. 7 2008 apt. Ralph Emenm tyles was horn in Asheville, N.C., on Feb. 27, 1910. After graduating from the Asheville High School, he attended Weaver College for one year and then the mver ity of Tennessee for a year, before entering the U.S. aval Academy in 1929, where he graduated in the upper half of the clas of 1933, thereby receiv ing a commi sion a an ensign After two year a a ship's officer on the USS Lexington, he was as igned to the staff of Commander Aircraft Battle Force. At that rime there were only three aircraft carriers in the avy. In 1937, he shifted to submarines, attendtng Submarine choolm 1937. Capt. tylcs was chief engineer of the U arwhal, which was in port in Pearl Harbor when the Japane c attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. After two wnr patrol and the Battle of Mid way, he was given command of US S-20 111 New London, C. ., for a year. He was then ordered to command US Sea Devil being built in Porr-mouth, .H. It wa!> commissioned in May 1944 and proceeded to the Pacific for three patrols, in which the ea Devil accounted for 11 hips and earned tyles the Legion of Merit two avy Cros eli and eight Naval Unit Citations for the ship. After tours ashore in ewport, R.I., and Puerto RICo, he took command ofSubdiviion 72 in the Pacific dunng the Korean War, a year in command of the S ereus submarine tender in an D1ego, then at tended the aval War College and was given ubmarine Squadron 10 in New London, Conn., to whi h the fir t nuclear submarine, the USS autilus, wa attached He went to Washington, D. ., for shore CLASS NOTES Glenda Cimino writes, "I am till living in Dublin, Ireland. Last year 1 wrote, directed and produced my first film, a 30-minute short called Vale Road, wh i ch will go to a few fe rivals in Europe; an American cur ha yet to be produced. It is a gothic horror/sci fi/ rime traveVromantic tragedy/black comedy/ period piece, filmed in my hou e and neigh bourhood in Dublin, Ireland. It was very succes fully launched I a t week in Dublin. AI o, [have been performing standup and duty ass1 tanr director of aval Intelligence. apt. tyles' Ia. t naval tour was in Washington on the Joint raff. first a a 1 rant director of intel ligence, then head of target ing branch, and la:,tly planning Capt. Styles standing by his rhe Defen e submarine display in the Intelligence Cook Library in 2007. Agency. oon after retiring in 1962, he moved to arasora and helped e:,rablish ew ollege as its first plannmg director before the formerly private college opened in 1964. In 1970. he opened Ralph Styles Real E rate Office, which he ran until 1990 Capt. tyles b survived by daughter Anne Overbeck and husband Jim of Hingham, Ma ., and Lmda tyle and husband Alan Johnston of Sara ota; a sister, Virginia Pnce ofThomasviiie, N.C.; five grandchildren and two A memorial ervice and celebration of life was held at 't. Boniface Church, arasota, Fla. Published in the arasota Htrald-Tribune /rom 10/11/2008 to 10/14 / 2008. Arland Christ-Janer Former President of New College Jan.27, 1922-NO\:. 9, 2008 Arland Christ-Janer, former president of ew College and two-time president of Ringling College of Art Dc ign, pa .. ed away on unday, ov. 9, 200 A lifelong upportcr unprov comeJy on my own and with my part ner, Peter Kay, and working on a commumty new paper, www.news4.Ie. We are in the U. from now 'til January, and we plan to vi it arasora hetween 15th and 24th December '08. I f anyone wants to meet up with us we would be happy to do so. W e also welcome vi itors in Dublin, when we arc there." Leander Harding write, "Dear Friend I graduated from New College in 1970. I think OBITUARIE of higher education, Christ-Janer remained devoted to ew College even after his pre i dency at the school, erving many years on the New College Foundation Board. A native of Garland, eb Arland Christ Janer grew up in an academiC CIWironmenr. H1s father was a parochial school reacher. One of his brothers was a dean at Pratt Institute in ew York, and another brother taught at Columbia and Yale. Chri t-Janer left high schtxll after h1s ophomore year to take cour e:; at the Univer ity of Missouri. Chrisr-Janer obtained h1s B.A. degree from Minnesota's Carleton College. He then went on to obtain degrees from the Yale Divinity chool and the University of Chicago Llw School. Chrisr-Janer was the last president of the private ev; College from 197 3 to 1975 and helped to oversee its rran ition to a public mstitunon. Very active Arland Christ-Janer in Sara ora, Christ-Janer served on many boards, including the ew College Founda tion, the Marie elby Botanical Garden and the Ringling Mu cum of Art. He erved as president of rhe Ringling ollege of Art & Design (then known as the Ringling chool of De ign) from 1984 to 1996 and again a intenm president in 1998-99. He a l so erved as chairman of the Sarasota Committee of 100 and on the economic development arm of the arasota Chamber of Commerce. I was considered entering clas of '66. I am married to Claudia Bolin Harding, same years. W e have just sent our youngest son off to a B.F.A in visual arts at S Y Purchase. I continue to erve a a prie tin The Episcopal Church but 1 have a new position. 1 am the new Dean of Church Rclanon and eminary Advancement at Trinity c h ool for Mini st r y in Ambridge, PA. An Evangelical eminary m the Anglican Tradition. I will continue to teach cour es in pa toral theology. My book on the theology and psychology of childhood, Ret>erence for the Heart of the Child, has ju t heen published by Youth, Theology and Cul IMR WI. TER z e n I:;


16 Notes from Abroad From Their New Homes Around the World, Our Fulbright Scholars Keep Tabs Electronically. Mariah Arnold 0 4 La t pring, Mariah Arnold '04 re ceived a Fulbright Grant to travel to Malaysia and work with the Univer sity Malaysia Terengganu on captive cl wnfish breeding. She landed in Kuala Terengganu this fall, in the "east coa t tate known for it con, ervati\'e Mu lim Malay culture, oil, and beautiful coral reefs" because "many of the world's species of clown fish can be found m large number, in the rich water II nearby. Mariah write adjustment period will never end ... l am definitely not the ame per on I wawhen I left America. Like an old potato, I've started to grow roots here." Anthony ircharo '04 received a Fulbright Grant to pursue political sCience research in Xiamen, China. He writes "''m currently in the Criti a! Language Enhancement Award pha e, a supplement to the typical Fulbright program which grants me four months of intensive hinese language training in Beijing Thi program, combined with my ummer language program at Middlebury College under a Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace grant, ha allowed me to make quick and ignificant progress toward ob taining proficiency in Chine e. "In two month I will travel to Xi amen, China, ara ora' Si ter City, to begin the research portion of my Fulbright experience. My Fulbright project concerns the relationship of hinese foreign policy think-tanks "I've made wonderful friend in Malay ia. They have become Read more on their blogs Anthony s: www. & Mariah's : laysiaherei come.blogspot com to hina' foreign policy dcci ion making process. 11 my urrogare family as I truggle to learn how to become a Malaysian, which involve eating lots of rice and in general taking things slowly. The environment, fool, language, culture, and lifestyle all lie outside of my previou experience and sometime I think that the A n t h ony Cir charo '04 WI '11; l. 1 ture Pre in Cambridge, UK. It is available in tht c ountry through Lulu." John Horn write "Alex Gol ustein '69 anu John Horn '69 sumnutted Mount Bierstadt (14,060 ) anu Pike Peak (14,110') while hik ing m Col orado in early September 2008 Best wi hes, John Horn. Joel Judd write ''I'm running for my fourth and final term a a olorado State Repre enrative. ucce 1 likely as my Demo crat have a two-to-one registration edge in thi di trier, and my opponent has raised no money. The dbtrict covers greater central Denver, including the Pep i enter and ln ve co Field. L1 t week legislative friend and family came over to my 1893 brick bungalow for a backyard barbeque, then we walked four blocks over to Invesco to cheer Barack Obama' nomination acceptance speech. For the past two yea r I've chaired the House Finance Committee. After five years effort I pas ed the nation' first effective child up port casino intercept The idea is, tf a guy that owe back child upport w i n big at a ca' ino, the money ught to go to hi kid The casinos fought it, claim i ng t hey don't have tho e kinds of custome r The fir t month we collected $61,000." Editor's ote: Joel won the electton. James Foster writes, "Dear Fo lks: l' m J a m e Fo ter, from the da s that entered in I973, and I have an update on my where about M y w ife I rene and 1 have three kids Altha (15), Maia (13), and JJ Game J r I!) W e are both economics fa u lty at Vanderbilt Univer ity, in a hville, Tenn. I r ene i from Chennai Ind i a (in the ourh). 1 am an economic t h eorist who constructs ind i ces to mea ure things like poverty, mequality, well being, and literacy. To do thi I u e a lot of mathematical technique that Soo Bong Chae taug h t me at ew ollege. I'm R e ea r ch Fellow at Oxford in a group called OPHI (the Oxford Poverty and Human Develop ment Initiative) whe r e I pend Trinity Term each spring and early summer (r i ght behind ew allege, Oxford). l'm currently Visit ing Professor at Harvard whe r e I am teach ing an undergraduate course drawn from my re earc h interest i n d i tribution and economic developme n t, and a joint doctoral


course with Profc sor Amartya en, whoe work I tudied at ew College under Dana Ste\ens. In February 2007, I received the Doc torate Honori Causa, from the Universidad Aut6noma del Estado de Hidalgo in Mexico, for the impact of the work on the people of Mexico. My current research i on measurmg: chron1c poverty, freedom, happine s, multidimensional poverty, vulnerability, and corruption. Cheers, James." Brian Albritton wa recently nominated to serve as the new attorney for the federal court of the Middle District of Florida. His accompli hment wa announced in Tampa Bay Busine ]ouma! a follow : "He hitchhiked all over the country, never completed high chool and worked a a di hwa her, receptionist and cook. A. Brian Albritton's odyssey recently led to the Oval Office, and now the Tampa lawyer' nomination as the new U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida percolates through the enate. "A slight, oft-spoken man with a penchant for 100-rnile rides on hi RoubatX carbon road bicycle and a reputation in the Tampa Bay area law community as a brilliant, ethical practitioner, Albritton ee the federal pro ecutor's job a an opportunity for public er vice after working for 18 years at Holland & Knight in Tampa. He already knows many of the lawyerworking in the U .. Attorney' of fice and anticipates making no major changes if the en ate confirms his nomination." Olga Ronay writes, "Here's a phoro and update from High Cove, .C. Ju t callus ew ollege in the mountains! Parti ipants in the High ove green building workshop in clude alum Rhonda '75 and Mark '75 Evans and jet Lowe '65 and hi wife, arah Wolf. Green Building part i cipants at H igh Cove High Cove now boasts ix alum H1gh Co\'e b a new community in the orth Carolina mountains near Asheville, with a focus on art environment and life-long learning We mv1te alum to stop by if they're in the area. Recent v1s1tors include: Alex lawon '90, Lori Shoemaker' 0, judi Chatow ki '88, Vern Fannin '00. Bo Bentele '99, Anne Tazewell '93, Sarah Blanchard '83, Larry Des mond '72, Professor Meg Lowman.'' David Johansson writes, "My new novel, Skm of Sunset, is being publi hed in the spring. It' on Amazon now. For more infor mation, please visit \ ew College i n't named, but a few scenes may smell of orange blo som and sweaty undergraduate ." Robert Bilott was recently welcomed by the American Trial L'lwyers As ociation into member hip. Robert, a partner at Taft tettiniu Robert Bilott '83 Holli tcr LLP, wa elected a one of The American Trinl lawyer A Ociation's Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state of Ohio. The American Trial Lawyers Association is a national organization compo ed of the Top 100 Trial lawyers from each state. Member ship i obtained through special invitation and is extended "only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualification, both civil plaintiff and criminal defen e." Bilott pracuce in Taft' Environmental Law Practice Area of the Litigation Depart ment, repre enting client from aero s the country. He also received the 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and was selected by Cincinnati Magazme a a 2006 uper Lawyer Rising tar and a a 200 Leading Lawyer. Joni Pirnot has recently published her book, TuO

SuJ'n Chon ". fy personal update I have recent!\ taken :1 with the City anle'-art t c1ghhorhoo Is mana in the -d:,:hl' 1 h,x I ing Fun,! and P-Parch I all) ,;ern as an indepen :!tnt n mpr 1fit consultant \lorkmg t rimarily With low-inc mlC of color. I love \\hat l J l." Ray Burgman was Advi. ot to th Pn:'>i,l nt f1lr f-aculty rrarec1 at DePauw navr 'It)' fur ,t 2-yea r term beginninc January 2009. Ray Burqman '91 David Lamfrom i, one of 43 people selected from n mpl'tiror nati go to ,amhri lg, to do .1 in Inter natklnal Rtlatinns, a ompanieJ l guiJedog. Frc IJ1e. I had a and exciting year, re and intcyration in rhr lll h cdu ' join J the row1ng team .mJ I hooked on rca ;c, my beverage of choin! The work! 1ad at Camhrr IJ.:t' wa. compar;thle to that of, t'W Colltgt, soT was wel1-prc1 ared. tm, I .tm .u the Unin:r ity of Exeter, whert l rec iy J a 'cholar,htp to loa Ph.D. in Ethnopnliti s. Based in the Institute of Ar;tb an llslamtc rudie., I am expanding on the Cambrid:,:e thesis by invou.:atmg thl' mcorporarion of immi rant <:t mmunitie from the Middle C th.: ht me oi the Atlanta Orchestra, the} li!.:h Museum of rt, the Alliam:e Theattr md Young Au .. It\ ,t 'cw 'rl an t, sustamahlc 1 TOJCt:f, nght up my alley in urban planntn).! and real e tate development. ompank in the e fields a re dt wnsizin not luring, so trnJin.r ntehe ha, l:een a prolonged and fn1strating-hur 111111 'n. ely worthwhile xperi n e. Dr. Rrain ur port ha, 1 en IIWaluahle a CF can lea tough acr to fullow, and I real!\ ad min evry me l1llt there ,.::oing for it." DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO YOU'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT WOULD BE PERFECT FOR NEW COLLEGE? The Office of Admissions invites you to add your favorite br i ght, passionate, mot i vated, independent, eccentric (insert your own adjective here) high-school student (freshman-senior) to our mail ing list. Please fill out this form as complete l y as possible and return it to: New College of Florida Office of Admissions 5800 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243-2109 Phone 941-487 Fax 941487 admissions @ Student's name ------------------1MB Mailing add r ess -------------City State __________ Zip _____ Phone ____________________ Highschool _______ _____________ Year of graduation _____________ Possible study interest __________ Your name _________________________________________________________________ __ Relationship to student-----------


WHAT BOOKS HAVE YOU WRITTEN? Do you have a recently-published book? If so, email New College Magazine's publishing editor, Linda Joffe, at and it will be considered for future is sues. Please include a brief sum mary of your book, a short bio, and publication information. EVE Mentoring Events 1. & 2. Mike Burton '86 offers stu dents advice on environmental consulting. 3. Rob lincoln '76, Dave Smolker '72, and Cindy Hill Ford '89 hosting the Law Mentor Coffee Talk for students. 4. Mary Ruiz '73, and current student Zeke Brustkern at the Alum Panel during Family Weekend. 5. Dave Smolker '72 and mentees. 6. Henry Smyth '76 and student men tees at the International Business and Finance Coffee Talk. Foundat ion C l ambake 2008 7. Van Huff '75 and Laura Breeze '70 8. Jenn Maglio '89, Altom Maglio '90 9. Annette Maddox '93 and son, cur rent student Christopher Mulholland. L iBLS \X I! lc:R 20


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