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News Release (April 24, 1968)


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News Release (April 24, 1968)
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News Release New College, Special to the Herald Tribune, Sidebar Story to Ford Foundation Grant, For Release: Wednesday, April 24, 1968; 1 - 172 - 4/22/68
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RELEASE NEW COLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 813 / 355-7131 SPECIAL TO THE HERALD TRIBUNE SIDEBAR STORY TO FORD FOUNDATION GRANT FOR RELEASE: WEBNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1968 1 172 -4/22/68 SARASOTA--Award of the Ford Foundation $600,000 grant to New College marks another highlight in a remarkable series of events in the brief history of the institution, according to Chairman Dallas W. Dort. New College, he said, has been moving ahead rapidly since its founding in 1960, quite often on the strength of the impetus of news similar to the Ford grant announcement. Dort said that until the summer of 1967, when the first graduates were awarded degrees, most of those events centered on local community recognition of the college. Since last spring, the national and international educational community has showered recognition on the work of the college. Citing the past year's events, Dort said that academic achievements of the college gained national attention when 10 members of the first graduating class won 11 top national fellowship awards, a record proportion among American colleges and universities. more


NEW COLLEGE Page 2 This same class received an overwhelmingly warm reception at the nation's leading graduate schools, said Dort. Eighty per cent of the class chose to do further work and almost every student won admission to the graduate school of his choice, most with financial assistance. These schools included Oxford University, Harvard University Graduate School of Business, Yale Law School, Duke University School of Medicine, plus professional schools at such universities as Columbia, Cornell, Michigan, California, Chicago, and Pennsylvania. The trustee chairman said that one of the greatest boosts came when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) voted me bership to Pew College late in November 1967. Membership in SACS, pointed out Dort, meant of New College. This recognition came only a little more than four months after the first commencement exercises, the shortest time any college had been in existence before being voted into membership. Other dates in the history of New College, cited by Dort as milestones for th institution, included: Oct. 11, 1960: Formal incorporation of the college, followed in nine days by the first meeting of the new Board of Trustees. June 18, 1961: Announcement of selection of present campus site. July 23, 1961: National announcement of formation of college and selection of George F. Baughman as first president. Dec. 5, 1961: William c. and Selby Foundation make $250,000 grant to New College matched by personal gift from Mrs. Selby. This was the first gift of this proportion to the college, although Board of Home Missions of Congregational and Christian Churches previously announced intent to pledge $600,000. more


NEW COLLEGE Page 3 Feb. 14, 1962: In the next ninety days, gifts exceeding $100,000 were to be pledged by the Herman E. Turner family, the David B. Lindsay family and the Lindsay Newspapers, Mr. and Mrs. Royal Kellogg, Mrs. Burt J. Denman, Mrs. Kate F. Wheelan, and eight financial institutions in Manatee and Sarasota counties. March 1, 1962: Mr. and Mrs. Honore Palmer make gift of $1 million to the college. May 4, 1962: The college's initial fund drive its $4 million initial goal. Nov. 18, 1962: The bayfront campus was formally dedicated and a major gift was announced from Mrs. Carl Hamilton. May 5, 1963: In New York, appointment of the college's academic dean, Dr. John W. Gustad, was announced together with the selection process for a college architect. Sept. 23, 1963: I.M. Pei named college architect. Oct. 5, 1963: Famed historian Arnold Toynbee named visiting professor of as first New College faculty appointment. March 15, 1964: First two students, Esther Lynn Barazzone ef Port Charlotte, Fla. and Frederick Mark Whittaker of Maine, accepted in Charter Class. May 16, 1964: East Campus plans approved and bids authorized. June 10, 1964& Paul Hansma, Scottsdale, ArizQna, a member of the Charter Class, honored by President Johnson as one of 121 Presidential Scholars. /


NEW COLLEGE Page 4 July 21, 1964: Ground broken for East Campus construction. Sept. 21, 1964: First classes begin for 101 members of Charter Class. March 13, 1965: First students move into East Campus residences. July 17, 1965: Announcement is made of the selection of Dr. John Elmendorf as second president of New College. Jan. 15, 1966: Contracts let for $1. 1 million construction of student center and classrooms on East Campus, adjoining new dormi tories. May, 1966: Charter Class students, taking Graduate Record Examination in second year, year earlier than usual, score superbly in competition with college seniors across the nation. June 21, 1966: Ford Foundation-established Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc., underwrites conference held to establish guidelines for creation of a campus plan. Oct 23, 1966: Fifteen of the nation's leading graduate schools announce they will accept New College tudents, an endorsement soon followed by other universities. Feb 22, 1967: Inauguration of President John Elmendorf 9, 1967: Students Rachel Findley and Ray B Enslow win Danforth Fellowships, are later followed by other students winning five Woodrow Wilson Fellowships, two National Science Foundation Fellowships and two Fulbright Fellowships. more -


NEW COLLEGE Page 5 4, 1967: lLamilton Cent r officially dedicated. July 22, 1967: First commencement held on campus with 45 students graduating. Sept. 26, 1967: Team of observers from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools arrives to evaluate New College for possible Nov. 29, 1967' Members of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools vote to grant membership to New College in record time. Feb. 2, 1968: New College elected to membership in Association of American Colleges. Feb 18, 1968: Five students selected as designates for Woodrow Wilson Fellowships. Later announcements tell of National Science Foundation Fellowships, two Fulbright Fellowships and special Fellowships at Penn's Wharton School of Commerce and Duke University. Feb. 21, 1968: Three New College students rank 30th among 223 teams from North American colleges and universities in the Putnam mathematics competition. April 24, 1968: Ford Foundation grant announced. 30 -

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