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New College Class of 2008 Commencement program


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New College Class of 2008 Commencement program
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Twelve 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 and songs sung.
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Message to Graduating Students To reach this moment, each of you had to negotiate the layered challenges that make up the New College experience whether in the form of Academic Contracts, the senior thesis and baccalaureate, personal relationships, or the discovery of your true passion. The very things that drew you to New College in the first place such as the freedom to chart your own educational path not only look considerably different from this end of the process, they have significantly changed you. Now from one standpoint, this is simply called, "growing up." But from the specific s tandpoint of the New College experience, your success in reaching this moment signifies a superior capacity to cope with complexity, to respond constructively to a serious challenge, and hardly trivial to meet a deadline. The element of personal responsibility running through these achievements is not only impressive in itself, but it should also give you the self-confidence that your New College education has prepared you well for the utterly unforeseeable challenges that lie before you. No single snapshot captures the way you as a graduating class have achieved this success. Each of yout journeys has been as individualized as the outfits you wear tonight. One common theme affecting all of you, however, involves the dedication and professionalism of your teachers, and the personal attention each of you has received from them In the years ahead, you will appreciate the most the teachers who have pushed you the hardest and, as alumnae/i, you will be eager to return to campus to impress this lesson on a new generation of students, as though it has been your own discovery. We l ook forward to your frequent return, even as we share with your families the pride they are feeling at this moment. Congratulations. Mike Michalson, President ..,


, I' PROGRAM PRELUDE Manatee High School Jazz Ensemble PROCESSIONAL David Schatz, ew College Marshal WELCOME AND INTRODUCfiO"JS Samuel M. Savin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs I TROD CTIO r OF SPEAKER Gordon E. Michalson, Jr., President ADDRESS Governor Bob Graham Fonner Florida Governor (1979-1987) and United States Senator (1987-2005) SPECIAL RECOG ITION Barbara Berggren Student Government Business Manager 1988-2007 CO FERRI 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 Colonel Walter L. "Mickey" Presha, Chairman, ew College of Florida Board of Trustees John M. Cranor, Ill, President and CEO, New College Foundation Governor Bob Graham, Former Florida Governor and United States Senator David Schatz, Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature Wendy Basham, Dean of Students Kathleen Killion, Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid Joan M. Pelland, Dean, Jane Bancroft Cook Library Gordon Bauer, Chair, Division of Social ciences Aron Edidin, Chair, Division of Humanities Sandra Gilchrist, Chair, Division of atural Sciences Kathy Allen, Registrar William Rosenberg, President, ew College Alumnae/i Association


CANDIDATES FOR TIIE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Lindsay BedfordAlvarez Gavrilis Humanities Sarasota, FL Robert Christopher Amstutz Literature Plant City, FL David AJexander Anderson Biology Miami,FL Stacey Lyn Anderson Biology Beaufort, SC Amber Laurel Andrews Psychology Tampa ,FL Mariah Christine Arnold Biology Apopka,FL Jessica Anne Bardsley Cultural Studies* Bellingham, MA Lindsay Kay Barnhart International and Area Studies/ Spanish Language and Culture Tallahassee, FL Silvia Mercedes Beato Literature/Spanish Language and Culture Miami,FL Katherine Gallay Beggs Art History Tallahassee FL Alex Christopher Bishop Biology Longwood, FL Suwanna Rain Blakey Biology Chiefland, FL Salome Blignaut -1)Gender and Ethnicity Studies* Pretoria, South Africa Erin Frances Boggs Foreign Languages and Lit eratures/ Theater Tallahassee FL Douglas Patrick Bove Political Science & Economics Vero Beach, FL Matthew Lee Brannock Physics Bowling Green, FL Lisa Bromberg Mathematics Ft Lauderdale FL Christina Lynne Bullock Biology Myrtle Beach, SC Jonah Shaw Butler Biology Sarasota, FL Robert Kupstas Byla Political Science/Economics St Petersburg, FL Austin Patrick Cahill 7)E General Studies Tampa,FL Jessica J. Cardott Literature Plantation, FL Anthony John Circharo Political Science & International and Area Studies Bradenton, FL Jenna Leigh Clark Psychology Fort Walton Beach, FL Jordan Colleen Clark Economics St. Augustine, FL Laura Grace Coletti Psychology East Brunswick, NJ


CANDIDATES FOR 11IE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Elizabeth Mary Coons Biological Psychology (rainesville, FL John Leo Costello Humanities afcty Harbor, FL Lind ay Benet Crowe Music Sara ota, FL Kathleen Claire DeBolt Humanities Fort Myer FL Brooke Morgan Denmark Religion Columbia, MD je samynje up Doan Music Tallahassee, FL Nikolau :Mikael Drellow Literature Wexford,PA Dmitriy V Dubrovsky Economics Naples,FL Isaac Daniel Duerr Political cience/M athematics Vero Beach, FL Vanessa Alia Emdadi Psycbology Warrenton, WA Kristin Amber Eschenrocder Art St. Peter burg, FL Brandon Chri topher Evan M.Ltsic Palm Harbor, FL Emil Lemond Ewing Spanish Language and Culture Webster Grove MO Matthew Harri Felscn Biology/Chemistry Miami FL Max Berman Ferretti Neurobiology Miami,FL Paloma Maria Ferreyro Art Miami,FL John Laughlin Fink Econonzics/Politica/ 5cience Oxford,MA Whitney ykes Fish Econonzics Jacksonville, FL Mark Evan Flanagan Matbematics Tampa,FL Laine A hley Forman Antbropology/Gender tudies Tallahassee, FL Samyntha Kay Franci Religion eminole,FL Annie Elizabeth Frazier Humanities Wellington, FL Jan Reynold Frazier Psychology Winter Park, FL Emily France ate Social ciences t.Augustine, FL Kathleen Margaret Gemm r Art Tallaha e, FL Patrick Kelly Geraghty Britisb andAtnerican Literature ew Port Richey, FL


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Martin Louis Gibbs Anth1opology/Spanisb Language and Culture Miami,FL jose Manuel Godinez Samperio Anthropology Hidalgo Mexico Emily Claire Goldenberg History Daytona Beach FL Diana Carolyn Gomez Chemistry Tallabas ee FL Lindsey Claire Gorton Political Science Minneapolis, MN Martha Christiana Graebner Psychology/Theater Port Charlotte, FL amuel Gordon Greenspan Anthropology Boynton Beach, FL Carty ummer Grimm Urban Anthropology Altamonte Springs, FL Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong "-General Studies Tampa,FL Nausherwan Javed Hafeez History/International and Area Studies Apollo Beach, FL Amy Loraine Harper Political Science Dunedin,FL Jesse Ryan Harrington Psychology/History Miami,FL Daniel Patrick Hauck Social Sciences Hartford,VT Brittany Helen Hill British and American Literature Naples ,FL Samuel Gebhard Holland General Studies Arlington, MA Julie Elena Horowitz Cbemistry Bethesda, MD Christine Claire Hujsa Psychology/Spanish Language and Culture Estero ,FL Kalen Jennings Art Sarasota, FL Charissa Virginia Jones 01/ Envi-ronmental Studies Paramaribo, Suriname Daniel John Kaplan Chemistry Sarasota FL Teagan Anna Keating Religion Tallahassee FL Lauren Rachel Keenan Philosopby/Political Science Sarasota, FL RudolfTheodoor Kemper Pbilosophy Zaanstad, Netherlands Antilles Melanie Clare Kielich Art Dunedin,FL AJ exis Ann Kohilakis Art Derry,NH AJessandra Lacorazza Psychology Pembroke Pines, FL i l 1 I


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Spencer Justin LaFrandre General Studies Winter Haven, FL Cynthia Anne Laird Biology Oakland Park FL Kymberlyn Jean Laird Psychology Oakland Park, FL Mary Elizabeth Lancaster Literature St. Petersburg, FL Amanda Faye Landesberg General Studies Tampa,FL Christopher]. Lawton %:Environmental Studies Princeton, NJ Stan Levit History & Political Science Seattle,WA Jamie Michelle Louque Literature Perry,FL (',enevieve Caroline Luikart Studies West Palm Beach, FL Jaclyn Elisabeth Lysinger Religion Largo,FL Katelyn Chay MacKenzie Literature Satellite Beach, FL Samantha Marlowe Maederer Art History Oak Ridge, NJ Sean Michael Marlow British and American Literature Ft. Mvers Beach, FL Ananda Oliveira Martins HumaniUes Orlando, FL Lina Maslo Art North Port, FL Paolo Mastrangelo Political Science Celebration, FL KathleenAnne McAuley Anthropology Tallahassee, FL Christa Erin McGrew Biology Spring Hill, FL Lauren Margaret McGuire Psychology Ormond Beach, FL Laura Renee McLaughlin Biology Bradenton, FL Helen taura Meacock Literature/ Art Sarasota, FL Matthew Jay Medina Economics Tampa,FL Claire Michelsen Anthropology/Philosophy Rockford, IL Marcus Claude Michelsen Philosophy Sarasota, FL Evan Nicole Miller Environmental Studies ;/f' Maitland, FL Claire Elizabeth Murphy Biology Wyoming,OH


CANDIDA1ES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Emilr Katherine Myerscough Political Science Jacksonville, FL Lauren Alyssa Nash Literature/Theater Tampa,FL MatthewThomas Newton Classics Valrico,FL Brian Scott Oberlander Music/Philosopby Lantana,FL Nikash Jay Patel Chemistry Lakeland, FL Amy Elizabeth Paterson Foreign Languages and Literatutes/ Classics Winter Springs, FL Steven Michael Pauff Chemistry Ft. Lauderdale, FL Andrew William Perniciaro Political Science/International and Area Studies Pleasantville, NJ Mikhail Sebastian Petersen Religion Parkland, FL Katherine Elizabeth Peterson Art History Sarasota, FL KaraAnna Lakin Phelps Anthropology Ocala, FL John Williamson Phillips Biopsychology Prince Frederick, MD Christian James Pillsbury Philosophy St. Petersburg, FL Benjamin Jay Praff Religion Ellicott City MD Matthew Vincent Preira Literatu1'e Miami Beach FL Lance Ricardo Price Mathematics Margate ,FL Renee Alexandra Price Environmental Studies Tampa,FL Margaret Grace Prusner Political Science Miami,FL EricArmando Quintero Economics/Biology Miami ,FL Brendan E Rabon Classics Pinellas Park, FL Camilo Andres Ramirez Philosophy Bogota, Columbia Emma T. Rappaport Latin American and Caribbean Studies Cooper City, FL Janine Marie Razze Environmental Science Boonton Township, NJ Rachel Rebekah Renne Entomology* Arcadia, FL Ceara Lucille Riggs Political Science/Psychology Naples,FL Caitlin Merschel Riopel British and American Literature Charlottesville, VA


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Annemarie Catherine Roberts Philosopb)'/Political Science Pacific Grove, CA Adam Roca Social Sciences Gainesville, FL Christina Marie Rodriguez International and Area Studies Sarasota, FL Christine Brenda Rohal }f-' Environmental Studies Jacksonville, FL Madison Foncean ]osefina Rosas Biology St. Charles, MO Joshua David Rosenberg Psychology/Philosophy Miami,FL Amy Jennifer Sagatys Chemistry Bradenton, FL Andres Manuel Sa.nchez Literature Tampa,FL Sandra Daniela Santistevan Economics Santa Cruz, Bolivia Tamara Anne Schiff 'jf History/Environmental Studies Sarasota, FL Robert Woodrow Schmidt Chemistry Tampa,FL Jaimee Starr Schulson Psychology Coral Springs, FL Claudia Joy Schwartz British and American Literature St. Petersburg, FL Derek Scott Segebarth Classics jensen Beach, FL Eugenia Semjonova Art/Art History Presov, Slovakia Christopher Edward Shanks Chemistry West Palm Beach, FL JeremyWayne Sherman Mathematics/Computer Science Saint Charles, MO Marc Andrew Charles Silpa Biology Bradenton, FL Stefanic Camilla Simoniello Medieval and Renaissance Studies Coral Springs, FL Danielle Julia Smith .,:i/ Environmental Studies 7r St. Croix, British Virgin Islands Sarah Louise Southwick French Bradenton Beach, FL Amanda Lynn Stansbury Psychology/Marine Biology Fr. Collins, CO Jennifer Elizabeth Sullivan Anthropology/History Plant City, FL Kenya Taylor-Wright 'j{:.. General Studies Orangeburg, SC Mario Aubry Taylor Religion Lakeland, FL Dylan Joseph Terry Art Miarni,FL


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Dana Lynn Trejo Hist01y/British and American Literature Port Charlotte FL Kati Patricia Trese Psychology Bradenton FL Adam Bernard Tubridy Economics & Political Science Panama City, FL Lisa Joan Van Tieghem Biology/ Anthropology Warwick, NY Rodrigo Velezmoro Psycbology Palmetto. FL }enna Suzanne Virgo Anthropology Huron,OH Marjorie Pamela Wagner British and American Literature Clearwater, FL Merode Venita Ward -Lichterman British and American Literature/ Studies ew York City NY KatelynAnn Weissinger Art History Miami ,FL Laura Jane Wolfgang Classics Palmetto, FL Hilary R. Woodcum Psychology West Palm Beach, FL Patrick Bruce Young Economics Clearwater, FL Indicates special area of concentration.


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A DISTINGUISHED PAST AND PROMISING FUTIJRE Founded in 1960. '\Jew College of Florida welcomed its first class of students in 1%4 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 countty, carne to campus with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to take rart in a different kind of education. Ne'\\r Collegcs "grand experiment,'' when: undergraduates worked collaboratively with faculty and where students were not only encouraged but expected to participate actively in their own education, was on the cutting edge of higher education 111 the 1960s. It remains so today. During the past forty years, whether as a private college or as a memher of the State llnivcrsity 'ystcm of Florida. New College students and graduates have distinguished themselves as national leaders in undergraduate research, ac.1dcmic achievement, and community service. This year's gmduating seniors are no exception. With five rulbright Fellows and countless others who have received awards and accolades throughout their careers here, our Class of 200R continues New College's rich tradition of producing outstanding graduates who become informed, involved g l obal c !lizens. We celebrate this year's graduating class as one that will continue to have a lasting effect on ew College's history and its Future. Thanks in part to the contributions of this year's graduates, Nc\\ College stands out among Its peers across the country, having earned accolades from publications such as l'.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review Kiplinger's, Barron's Guides, Colleges 111at Change Lives and The Wall Street journal. This year's graduates a lso played a key ro l e in helping the College shape and develop not only a visionaty campus master p lan but an academic master plan and a strategic p lan for the next ten years. They were the first class to occupy five new green residence halls, all of which will benefn gener ations of future students at 1'\ew College. Just as the more than 4.14"1 Ne\ \ College graduates who preceded t h em have. this year's class of graduating seniors promises to make their marks on our nation and the worl d as accomplished scholars, entrepreneurs. civic l eaders, educat ors, attorneys. physicia n s. artists, journalists and professionals of cvety type. As a college. we welcome them to the nobl e ranks of ovo Collegian alumni. Congrantlations! !Ivents, acti1ities, progrmns, andfacilities of New College of Florida are ami/able to all without regard to race. color. relip,iou, age, disabi!izy, sex, marital status. national origin, sexual orientation. gender identity or wmder e:-.:pre-sion as prol'ided by law and in accordance zl'ith the College's respect for digni(v.

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