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New College Class of 2005 Commencement program


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New College Class of 2005 Commencement program
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New College of Florida Commencement 2005
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Eight page program detailing the order of events for commencement at the New College of Florida, including location and dates of events, speakers' names and subjects.
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Message to Graduating Students Against tbe background of a scbool year tbat began with endless IJurricane scares and multiple disruptions oftbe academic scbedule, )10ll have t-eached tiJis gratifJing moment. ftz a tery real uay, tbe difficulties associated with the beginning oftbis scbool year symbol ize the cballenges you faced ami 01 ercame wbile achiezing your Neu1 College degree. You and your families sbould take great pride in this moment, for ou have weatbered New College ... and )'Ott have tbril'ed. of tbe mysteries of life at a small residential college is tbe uay its full impact unfolds orllJ' gradually oter many years. ome time ago far auay from Sara .. wta, at a gatbering of our alums in Seattle. I asked what tbose p1-esent most remembered about life at New College. Someone t.msuereci: "Tbe uay diffetYmt people looked zl'IJen tiJey danced in Palm Court" Heads nodded all amund tbe room, as people began to desCiibe memorable im ages of Palm Court dem'zetrs, often dralt'ing on barnyard animals to desc1ibe tbe look of a particularlJ memorable daucet: Tbe combination of specificity and idio yncrasy ernbedded in this recolledion of life at Ne-w College aptly com'eJ'S tbe special atmospbere of the small college experience. U'bere tbe bwnan scale counts and you are 1wt lost in the crowd. Graduates loug remored from campus life also remember in vivid detail their teachers and tbe pouerful influence tbeir teacbers bme bad on them. It i your teacbers U)/Jo bal'e been t/Je medium of t!Je r-igor and accountability running tbrougiJ New College's educational pbilosopbJ ... ubicb is to tb>y bal'e demanded tbat )'Olt acbiete your full potential. This pmcess bas not alznrys been easy or pleasant. 17Jis is wby at some point in tbe future }'Oil will sure/)' encounter the parado.'l that tbe dema11ds certain teacbers made on J'OU thtlt seemed barsb and perhaps eten unfair at tbe time U.'ere among tbe VetJ' best tbings tbat bappened to you at Nezc College. Especially as )'Oll discover the self-confidence atld im:er resources witb ubicl; you tackle future cba/lenges in graduate school, the uork place. and life itself J'OU uill grasp in Jresb tbe ralue of tbe demands your teacbers placed on J'Oll. o I congratulate you upon acbiedng your degree and, just as important{'g I thank you and yom families for the confidence you bare implicitly put in tbis special place. Each one of you bas contributed to campus life itt important uays, and tbat bodes u.>ell for J 'OW' collectire impact on tbe wider bzmzmz good ... ubicb zl'ill be tbe true measure of tbe value ofyour Xeu College education Jfike Jllicbalson. President


PROGRAM PRELUDE J'vlanatee High School Jazz Ensemble PROCESSIONAL David Schatz. "cw College Marshal \VELCOME AND INTRODUCTIO 1S Charlene Callahan, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs IKTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Gordon E. Michalson, Jr.. President ADORES Sylvia Earle. Ph.D. Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society SPECIAL RECOGl\ITIO Justus Doenecke Professor Emeritus of History CO).'FERRL\'G OF DEGREES Gordon E. Michalson. Jr. and Charlene Callahan RECE .. 10. Al College Marshal Da,"id chatz PlATFORM GUESTS Gordon E. Michalson, Jr .. President Charlene Callahan, Provost and Vice Pre idem for Academic Affairs John .\lartin, Vice President. Finance and Administration Colonel walter L. Presh.:'1, Vice Chairman, 'ew College of Florida Board of Trustees .John M. Cranor, III, Pre ident and CEO. t 'ew College Foundation Sylvia Earle. E-xplorer-in-Residence. Geographic ociety Da' iJ R. Associate Profe sor of Rus-ian Language & Literature Justus D. Doenecke. Profes or Emeritus of Hi tory 13rk D. Blaweis -, Dean of Kathleen M. Killion. Dean, dmission. and Financial Aid Richard D. Coe, Chair. Division of 'ocial ciences i\Iaribelh Clark. Chair. Division of Humanities -andra L Gilchri t. Chair, Di,ision of Natural cience Adrian R. Corneliu -. Regi trar L-lwrence \\7 \emaglia. :'\ew College Alumnae/i Association


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Michael Nur V!.layat Antoszewski International andA1ea Studies Sarasota, FL Jeanine Ashforth Humanitz'es Juneau,AK Kelley Wiley Ballentine General Studies Tallahassee, FL Christopher Randal Bauer Biochemistry* Bradenton, FL Colleen Jessica Beck Medieval and Renaissance Studies Tallahassee, FL Shannon Hazel Benge Psychology Orlando,FL Margaret EJise Bishop Chemistry/Biology Port Orange. FL Erin Marie Blasco Hispanic Language and Literature Fort Lauderdale, FL Vaoesa Cecilia Botero-Lowey Classics/Anthropology Gainesville, FL Lauren Evan Brill Psychology Englewood, FL Mary Catherine Brink ArtHist01y Jacksonville, FL Bambi jessica Broxton French Plant City, FL Mikayla Caitlin Bucci Political Science Gainesville, FL Eris Laureen Budzinski Religion Sarasota, FL Nathaniel Stewart Burbank Political Science/International and Area Studies Ithaca, NY Maya Charland Burke Political Science & Environmental Studies Crystal Beach, FL joshua Jonathan Burroughs Mathematics Huntsville,AL Heather Anne Butler Visual Arts Essex,MA Niiia Maria Rica Guiang Caculitan Chemistry Bartow,FL Shannon Renea Carpenter Chemistry Fort Walton Beach, FL Michelle L. Chaplin Philosophy/Religion Nokomis,FL Eliot Brildod Chayt Music/Philosophy Wmter Haven, FL Brian Russell Claeys Social Sciences Lakeland, FL Justin Clarke-Doane Philosophy/Mathematics Lewis Center, OH Amira Carol Colina Psychology Austin,TX Lisa Collier Sociology Melbourne, FL Meghan Elizabeth Conley Sociology/Hispanic Language and Culture Rockledge, FL Graham Matthew Coreil-Allen Visual Arts Temple Terrace, FL Allyson Marie Crawford Psychology Naplcs,Fl Robin Michelle Crews Foreign Languages and Literature Wauchula, FL Jillian Dawn-Michel Crowther Literature/Gender Studies Orlando, FL Jagdeep Gabriel Davies Anthropology Miami,FL


Crystal Marie Dawes General Studies Redding,CA Talya Lucia Dayton Chemistry Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Eric Scott Delp Philosophy HarriSburg, PA lara Kristen Drizd Environmental Studies Clearwater, FL Brian Lee Ellison History Miami,FL Candace Elizabeth Fallon Environmental Studies Plantation, FL Veronica Leigh Fannin Humanities Tallaha see, FL Peter David Fernandez Religion Odessa,FL Erin Rose Freeny History Apopka,FL Suzanna Lynn Freerksen Psychology Glen Ellyn, IL Laura Michelle Ginsburg Sociology/Environmental Studies Panama City, FL Atme Mira Guha International Relations/Economics* Orange Park, FL Natalie Jane Guyette Economics Fresno,CA Erica Marie Haas German Language and Literature Alpharetta, GA Zeeshan Javed Hafeez Political Science/Economics Apollo Beach, FL Alexandra Vera Hartman Psychology/Russian Language Baltimore, MD Jared Lee Hartman Visual Arts Eagle lake, FL Joseph Ryon Hendry Anthropology Sarasota, FL Dru Katherine Herring Humanities Lakeland, FL Raea Kay Hicks Natural Sciences Pensacola, FL David M. Higgins Literature St. Petersburg, FL Emma Daniels Holder B-ritish andAmerican Literature/Theater Portland, ME Emily Sarah House Biological Psychology Philadelphia, PA AtU1 Noelle Hove Environmental Set.'ence* Clearwater, FL Sarah Mielle Hufford Psychology Ft. Myers, FL Caleb Jon Michael Hussey Mathematics Tallahassee, FL Cecile Claude Imbert Economics/Mathematics Sarasota, FL Kate Busto lrvvin Anthropology Temple Terrace, FL Elizabeth Marie Jammal Biology/Visual Arts Altamonte Springs, FL Sara Kathryn Kemme Visual Arts & Environmental Studies Collierville, TN Kara Kristina Larson Literature!Gende1 Studies Titusville, FL Matthew Eliot Laurence Psychology Lake Worth, FL Oscar Antonio Lopez Political Science Miami,FL K.A. Lucker Classics/ Anthropology San Francisco, CA


Rebecca Louise Martin Chemistry/Biology Plainsboro, NJ William David Mayo British andAmerlcan Literature Tampa,FL Zenia Godleski McAllister Literature Downingtown, PA Benjamin Lee McCormick Brltisb and American Literature Louisville, KY MeganAnn McHugh Literature Park Ridge, IL Meagan Ann Mika Humanities Pensacola, FL Josef Antanas Mitkevicius Religion Pensacola, FL Alexander Nicholas Mosca Psycbology/History Weston,FL Lowell Kathleen Myers Anthropology Pensacola, FL Eric Keith Napier M.u.sic Sarasota, FL Laura Andrea Navarro-Borelly Economics/Biology Barranquilla, Colombia Uphar David Neiburger Sociology Miami,FL Elizabeth Sarah Nemchonok General Studies Sarasota, FL Anne Marie Newman British and American History/Art History Sarasota, FL Audrey Danielle Nicoleau Political Science & History Miami,FL Heather Dawn Nonnandale Anthropology/Hispanic Language and Literature Jupiter,FL Julia Onnie-Hay Anthropology Salt Cay,Thrks & Caicos Islands Joshua Daniel Orr History Encinitas CA Nichola Jon Outman Econmnics Gainesville FL David A Paul Social Sciences Atlanta ,GA Megan Kathleen Pinckney British and American Literature Naples ,FL Jennifer R. Potter Biology/Gender Studies Trumbauersville PA Elizabeth Susannah Renes Art History Tampa ,FL Tess Elizabeth Repenning History Cape Coral, FL Meghan Jo Rimelspach Humanities Findlay ,OH Erin V. Rodgers Biology Tafton,PA Rolf Erik Rolles Mathematics St Petersburg, FL Amber Lee Roux Environmental Studies Sarasota FL EugeniaAlexa Samoilova Chemistry Bradenton, FL Ttmothy H Sanchez Physics Merritt Island FL Jonathan Steven Schaan International and Area Studies/Economics Fargo,ND Cassandra Patricia Schmutz Humanities Ormond Beach, FL Mary Kathryn Shanks Anthropology West Palm Beach, FL Terisa Renee Shoumate General Studies West Palm Beach, FL


Jacob Michael Silverstein Mathematics Sarasota, FL David Michael Slavkin History Jacksonville, FL Erica Beth Slotter Psychology Oviedo,FL Leah Jane Smith Biology Navarre,FL Dwayne Hoover Stein Literature/History Boca Raton, FL Carly Faye Summers Biochemistry* Myakka,FL Tik Sun Physics Orlando,FL Sherry Robinson Svekis Anthropology & History Sarasota, FL Brian Humberto Tang Anthropology Sarasota, FL Miranda Joy Tedholm Literature Rockaway, NJ Stella Maria Natalia Tinnirello Biology Sarasota, FL Gina Torgersen Humanities La Crosse, FL Dania Maria Trespalacios Segovia Biology & Political Science Miami,FL Angela Tseng Classics Miami,FL Margaret Mary Verrastro Sociology Pointe Pleasant Beach, NJ Justin M. Vickers Philosophy Saint Petersburg, FL Justin Ross Walensky Chemistry Sarasota, FL Maggie Cornelia Wallace British and American Literature Milton, DE Kate Loeffler West Social Sciences Blanco ,TX Heather Lynn Williams Music/Hispanic Language & Culture Sarasota FL Je sica Jean Williams Philosophy Panama City FL Katherine Jane Williams Psychology Austin,TX Mary Elizabeth Woods Biological Psychology Jacksonville, FL Benjamin Edward Wright Sociology Tampa,FL Sarah Elizabeth Zell Biology Miami,FL *Indicates special area of concentration


A DISTINGUISHED PAST AND PROMISING FU11JRE Founded in 1960, New College opened in 1964 as a private college whose students would come from all parts of the nation and whose faculty and curriculum would reflect the highest standards of excellence. New College attracted immediate attention for the nature and quality of its academic program. In 1967, when the first students were graduated, the College won accreditation. Soon graduates began to make their marks in chosen careers and in graduate and professional schools. Although the College prospered academically, financial pressures threatened its very life in the early 1970s. After exploring various strategies, the College proposed to the Board of Regents of the State University System of Florida a novel plan that allowed the institution to become a freestand ing college within the University of South Florida, sharing the campus with the University's regional academic program. Special action by the Florida Legislature enabled this unique partnership to occur. New College was continued through a combination of support from the State and annual grants from the New College Foundation. New College has earned accolades from reviewers ranging from the editors of Money maga zine to the site visit committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to the compilers of Barron's Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges. New College's more than 3,000 graduates are making their mark as scholars, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, educators, attorneys, physicians, artists, journalists and in a host of other professions throughout Florida, the nation, and the world. In 2001, a new chapter opened in New College's history when the Florida Legislature elevated ew College to independent membership, as New College of Florida, in the State Univer ity System. The Legislature also formally designated New College as the State's residential liberal arts honors col lege. New College of Florida, with its own Board of Trustees and the continuing suppo1t of the New College Foundation, is empowered as never before to take a leading, national role in public under graduate honors education. Events, activities, programs, and facilities of New College of Florida are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age as provided by law and in accordance with the College's respect for personal dignity.

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