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New College Class of 2007 Commencement program


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Message to Graduating Students One of the abiding values of a liberal arts education is the way it prepares you for constructive involvement in the life of a democracy. By chance, your college years have coincided with increasing public awareness of the relation between evidence and public policy, the dijference between sound argument and self-serving partisanship, and the prospects for reasoned debate within a polarized context If you think back to certain pivotal moments during your New College years, you will doubtless grasp the connections between these themes and your college education. You perhaps thought it was petty when your thesis sponsor pressed you to sharpen your focus, or to frame major claims in less ambitious ways, or to draw clearer connections between intetpretive themes and primary source materials or experimental results. But the critical connection between academic rigor and intellectual honesty resides precisely in such matters -and that connection, in turn, is what insures the civic value of your college education. In short, we have asked you to assume responsibility, and your presence here this evening indicates that you have met this important test. Similar responsibility has been asked of you in connection with campus life more generally. The subtle integration of in-class and out-of-class experience constitutes yet another central value of the residential liberal arts experience which, in case you've been wondering, is one reason I told you at new student orientation that a liberal arts education is what's left after you've forgotten everything you learned in college. Most of all on this occasion, I extend my warm congratulations to you for this milestone moment, and my equally warm thanks to your families for their confidence in New College. Although this bas been a troubled time to be in college, these past years have highlighted the opportunities you surely have to improve our democratic practices and enhance our national life. Mike Michalson, President


PROGRAM PRELUDE Manatee High School Jazz Ensemble PROCESSIO AL David Schatz, New College Marshal WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS Samuel M. Savin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs INTRODUCTIO OF SPEAKER Gordon E. Michalson, Jr., President ADDRESS Amy Goodman Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now/ International Radio and TV ews Program SPECIAL RECOGNITION John Moore Associate Professor of Classics CONFERRI G OF DEGREES Gordon E. Michalson, Jr. and Samuel M. Savin RECESSIONAL College Marshal David Schatz PLATFORM GUESTS Gordon E. Michalson, Jr., President Samuel M. Savin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Martin, Vice President, Finance and Administration Senator Bob johnson, Chairman, New College of Florida Board of Trustees John M. Cranor, III, President and CEO, New College Foundation Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now/ David Schatz, Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature Wendy Bashant, Dean of Students Kathleen Killion, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Joan M. Pelland, Dean, Jane Bancroft Cook Library Richard Coe, Chair Division of Social Sciences Glenn Cuomo, Chair, Division of Humanities Sandra Gilchrist, Chair, Division of Natural Science Kathy Allen, Interim Registrar William Rosenberg, President, New College Alumnae/i Association


CANDIDATES FOR TIIE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Michael Frederick Aldridge Physics Gainesville, FL Samuel John Arthurs Philosopby Sarasota, FL John Buenaventura Baez Psychology Sara ota,FL Carolyn Valerie Barker Philosopby Vestal, NY April Elizabeth Barnwell Religion St. Petersburg, FL Justin Mark Bell British andAmerican Literature Jacksonville, FL Christina Lynn Bishop Humanities Port Orange, FL Tawnya Marie Bissell EnvironmentaL Studies Sarasota, FL Jeffrey Breier Boissoneault Biology Gainesville, FL Erin Christina Boydstun Political Science Gainesville, FL Story Lee Laliberte Mumford Deshetres Boyle Anthropology Tampa,FL Alexandra Ann Braun Sociology Cape Coral, FL Jonathan Marc Breidbord Chemistry Livingston, NJ RauJ Alejandro Briceno Physics Weston,FL Ian James Brooks Biology Ocala,FL Austin Marshall Brown Sociology Robe Sound, FL Ida Oviatt Brown Psychology Yulee,FL Jessica Campbell Buie Sociology Jacksonville, FL David Powell Burke Sociology Tallal1assee, FL Sarah Melinda Cassidy Sociology Coral Springs, FL TimothyTrevor Caughlin Environmental Studies & Biology Boise,ID Gregory Scott Chrappa Economics Palm Harbor, FL Erin Marie Clarke Biology Longwood, FL Cody James Coltharp Art Sarasota, FL Samantha Marie Conley Sociology Naples,FL Daniel Phillip Cotter Sociology Brandon,FL James Andrew Cross History Okeechobee, FL Amanda Claire Croteau Environmental Studies/ Marine Biology Lawtey,FL Justin Harris Crowell Music Bryn Mawr, PA Christopher Jason Davies Philosophy Hudson,FL ShravanAvinash Deolalikar Political Science Bethesda, MD Karlye Marissa Dilts Political Science & Economics Spring Hill, FL Alexandra Louise DiSclafani Psychology Ocala,FL Sarah Marie Doore Biology Minnetonka, MN Silas Benjamin Roy Durocher Music Frederick, MD Alice Lee Dutton Humanities Sarasota, FL Bethany RaeLynn DuVall Francisco Humanities Orlando,FL Philip Neil Eldred Philosophy & Religion Ocala,FL Benjamin James Estes Russian Language and Literature Sarasota, FL Olivia Danielle Exum Hispanic Language and Culture Bradenton, FL Matthew Jordan Ezzi Religion Sarasota, FL Maria Falkov Art Sarasota, FL Chelsea Evangeline Famiglio Music/Russian Language and Literatu,e Sarasota, FL Candace Lynn Farnstrand Humanities Clearwater, FL Beverly CoCo Fortner Biopsychology Miarni,FL


Caroline Naomi Foss Art Fitchburg, MA Lauren Emily Funderburk Environmental Studies jacksonville, FL Christina Grace Gambacorta Biological Psychology Mt. Laurel, NJ Brent Paul Gardner Biochemistry Naples,FL Meredith Gilman Morrow Entomology/Environmental Studies Sarasota, FL Stacey Lynn Goff Mathematics St. Petersburg, FL Mitchell Aaron Gomez Anthropology/Environmental Studies Tampa,FL Paule Sarah Gordon History/Biology Ft. Lauderdale, FL Ian Fritchie GornaU Psychology Atlanta,GA Sarah Elizabeth Grimme Political Science/Sociology Tampa,FL Laura Frances Groves Environmental Studies Tallahassee, FL Lizette Guevara Political Science Tampa,FL Colwyn Michael Gulliford Physics Sarasota, FL Laura Francisca Gutierrez Hispanic Language and Culture Miami,FL Meghan Halimah Harden General Studies Sarasota, FL jacqueline Connie Hargis Chemistry Tavares,FL Mary Meghan Denise Hawkins British and American Literature/Gender Studies Lakeland, FL Andrew Jacob Heber Art/Religion Chicago,IL Mary Elizabeth Hill Art St. Petersburg, FL Denise Elizabeth Hoover Chemistry Boca Raton, FL Sady Kim Horn Psychology Hernando, FL John Noah Hudelson Philosophy Newburgh, NY Amanda Laura Hughes Biochemistry Round Hill, VA Francis R. Hujsa Economics Estero,FL Anna Elin Hunsinger British and American Literature Wyncotte, PA Leonardo A. Infante Art Cape Coral, FL Adelia Marie Irizarry British and American Literature West Palm Beach, FL Kevin Russell james Music Palm Bay,FL Megan Claire Jourdan Biology Vicksburg, MS Walker Nelson Kahn Anthropology Chicago,IL Ryan Randall Keith Psychology Panama City, FL John David Kelley Anthropology Panama City, FL David Thomas Knight,Jr Ecmzo1nics/Bnvironmental Studies Tampa ,FL Crystal Dawn Kopp British and Amer;can Literature/Gender Studies Bradenton, FL Marissa Catherine Krumm Sociology arasota,FL Guangming Lang Mathematics Orlando,FL Jerald Martin Lentini Political Science Marietta, GA Adam Bailey Lichtenberger Political Science Gainesville, FL Holly Colleen Lillis Foreign Languages Anna Maria,FL Isaac Liu Economics Toronto, Ontario Bradley Ryan Lovett Natural Sciences New myrna, FL Adele Garrett MacLean Natural Sciences Sarasota, FL Cesar David Mantilla Phtlosophy Pembroke Pines, FL Catherine Mary McCarthy British and American Literature Largo,FL james Matthew McCown Philosophy Gainesville, FL Sarah Renee McMillan Psychology Sarasota, FL Julie Rose Midgette Natural Sciences Havertown, PA Donna Marie Miranda Btitt:sh and American Literature Milpitas, CA


El ie Morales Humanities Miami ,FL Kate L. Mulkern History/Gender Studies Inverness, FL Timothy Joseph Murray A ntbropology/Philosophy Clearwater, FL Bebhinn Laura Nagle Biology Longmont, CO Tara Lee Nixon Music Sarasota FL Simone Emmanuel Novaes-Card Chemistry Indian Harbor Beach FL Nikki Maria Padilla Political Science Miami ,FL Aubrey Laine Phillips Political Science/ Environmental Studies Lakeworth, FL David W Podri Political Scierue Jacksonville FL Michael David Powers German Studies Miami ,FL Beth Nan Prenti s Sociology/Gender Studies Tallahassee FL Evan jonathan Pressman Psycbology Sarasota FL Natalia Cecilia Real British and American Literature/Gender Studies Buenas Aires ,Argentina Claire Elizabeth Richard on Sociology/Environmental Studies Jack onville FL Gwendolyn Heather Roberts Literature/Religion Pacific Grove, CA Leafan Eve Rosen Humanities Princeton, J Brian Keith Rottingen Sociology NewYork,NY Collin Marshall Roughton Sociology Ft. Lauderdale FL Anna Kate Rupinski History Tampa ,FL William Ryan Sanders Biology North Port, FL Alexander Frank chlow Literature Orlando,FL Anna Christine chmieg Psychology Newman,GA Matthew Michael chuler Pbilosophy Altamonte Springs, FL Alia C. Schultz German Studies & Religion Highlands FL Holly Elizabeth Schwadron B1itish and American Literature Port Orange, FL Miriam Raizel Schwartz A nthropology/Reltgion St Louis MO Sallie Corinne Scribner Environmental Studies Charleston, WV Fabiana Gisselle Silva Donis Environmental Studies Winter Springs FL David B Singh Political Science/Philosophy We t Windsor, NJ Braja Lee mith Literature Alachua FL Catherine Hope Saint John Sociology Tampa,FL Terry Jeff tedman Political Science Woodbridge, VA Katie Lynn Steen Anthropology/Art Deland,FL jessica Lynn Stone Literature/British and Anzerican Literature Ocala ,FL Jennifer Nicole Stubbs Anthropology Sarasota FL David jeremy Tanner Mathematics/Economics Pensacola, FL Molly McDougaiiTI1ompson Biology & Environmental Studies Fort Worth, TX Solomon Zinn-Traurig Startup General Studies Valrico ,FL Jonathan Campbell Trudeau Social Sciences Sarasota FL YevgeniyTsatskin Political Science Niles IL Maia Nicole Valkuchak General Studies Chesapeake, VA Brian Paul Van Valkenburg History/Gender Studies Fort Collins CO Emily Anne Vasile Political Science Davie ,FL Eleanor Teresa Vekert Anthropology arasota, FL Amanda Marie Vennare Biological Psychology Pittsburgh, PA Amber Ro e Vistein Music & Philosophy Venice ,FL Jame Bryson Voirin Biology & Environmental Studies Winter Springs, FL Grace Horton Welsh Anthropology/Political Science Washington, DC Justin Kevin White Biochemistry Sarasota FL


Evan Thomas Williams Philosophy Gainesville FL Kelsey Wogan Environmental Studies Miami,FL Calder McHale Yates Art jacksonville, FL Sarah Marie Young British and American Litemture/Gender Studies New Smyrna Beach FL Dawn Michelle Yukus Environmental Studies Stuart,FL


A DISTINGUISHED PAST AND PROMISING FUfURE Founded in 1960, ew College of Florida welcomed its first class of students in 1964 amid a fanfare of national attention. That charter class which consisted of a talented and adventurous group of 101 young men and women from around the country, came to campus with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to take part in a different kind of education. New College s "grand experiment, where undergraduates worked collaboratively with faculty and where students were not only encouraged but expected to participate active l y in their own education, was on the cutting edge of higher education in the 1960s. It remains so today. During the past forty years, whether as a private college or as a member of the State University System of Florida, New College students and graduates have distinguished themselves as national leaders in undergraduate research academic achievement, and community service. This year's graduating seniors are no exception. With six Fulbright Fellows, a Gates Cambridge Scholar, a ational Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and countless others who have received awards and accolades throughout the i r careers here, our Class of 2007 continues New College s rich tradition of producing outstanding graduates who become informed, involved global citizens. We celebrate this year's graduating class as one that will continue to have a lasting effect on New College s history and its future. In 2002-2003, when most of this year s graduating seniors first arrived on campus, the College was experiencing the growing pains of having only recently become a fully independent member of Florida's public university system. Today, thanks in part to the contributions of this year's graduates ew College stands out among its peers across the country, having earned accolades from publications such as U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Barron s Guides, Colleges 1l1at Change Lives and The Wall Street Journal. The College once again enjoys complete ownership and control over its historic campus. Finally, this year s graduates played a key role in helping the College shape and develop a visionary campus master plan and the construction of five new residence halls, all of which will benefit generations of future students at New College. Just as the more than 3,900 New College graduates who preceded them have, this year's class of graduating seniors promises to make their marks on our nation and the world as accomplished scholars, entrepreneurs civic leaders, educators, attorneys, physicians, artists, journalists and professionals of every type. N; a college, we welcome them to the noble ranks of ovo Collegian alumni. Congratulations! Events, activities, programs, and facilities of New College of Florida are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ,gender identity or gender expression as provided by Taw a11d in acc01dance with the College's respect for personal dignity.

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