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New College Class of 2012 Commencement program


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Sixteen 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. Includes one page insert about graduation DVDs.
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Watrous Video Productions 739 So uth Or ange A ve n ue Sarasota, F l orida 34236 (941 ) 366-3316 Remember This Important Milestone in Your Life Graduation DVDs must be prepaid and are only $39.95 mailed to your home. OR 34.95 picked up at Watrous Video. (you will be notified by email when DVD i s complete) Clip and mail to Watrous Video, 739 S Orange Ave., Sarasota FL 34236 Includ e you r check o r credit card authorizat io n with your order. 0 Please reserve my New College Class of 20 l 2 Commencement DVD D $39 95 Please mail my DVD to the add ress below. D $34.95 I'll pick my DVD up when notified by email. D Enclosed is my check # ________ for $ _______ OR D Charge my D Visa D Mastercard Card Number: ___________ Exp. Date: ____ Security code f rom back o f card ___ Driver's License# ____________ State: ___ Signature: ___________________ Customer Name ____________________ Email _______________________ Phone/day __________ Phone/Evening ______ Address ______________________ City ____________ S tate. _____ .Zip ____


Message to Graduating Students Your collective presence here this evening represents an enormous amount of cumulative effort and accomplishment. In addition to taking pride in this fact, you may want to use this moment to reflect upon all those who have helped you reach this milestone, for there are surely many. Tonight and the days ahead would be a good time to thank them -your parents especially -even as you receive their warm congratulations. Rather paradoxically, although it is your night, it is not all about you. It goes without saying that your New College teachers have played an especially important role in your success. Yet in light of all the criticisms teachers seem to receive these days, I'm going to say it anyway. Particularly during a period of severe budgetary constraint, committed teaching suggests a strong sense of vocation -which is to say, for those who do it well, teaching is not just a job. In ways both explicit and implicit, you have benefitted beyond measure from the vocational commitment of your New College teachers, who include those many College staff members who have given you their time, energy and concern. The lingering effects of this influence will help shape who you are in the years ahead, deepening your sense of the benefits of the small liberal arts college experience. We are grateful in turn to all of you for what you have brought to the campus during your time here, beginning with your intellectual curiosity the very thing that makes New College tick. Surely you have my personal thanks and congratulations, along with my hope that you, too, will discover your own sense of vocational commitment. Gordon E. "Mike" Michals on, Jr. President


PROGRAM PRELUDE Manatee High School Jazz Ensemble PROCESSIONAL Richard Coe, New College Marshal WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS Stephen Miles, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs ADDRESS Gordon E. Michalson, Jr. President, New College of Florida MUSICAL PROGRAM The New Cats New College's "Best and Only" Student-led Jazz Band SPECIAL RECOGNITION Jan Wheeler Director, Writing Resource Center New College of Florida CONFERRING OF DEGREES Gordon E. Michalson, Jr. and Stephen Miles RECESSIONAL College Marshal Richard Coe PLATFORM GUESTS Gordon E. Michalson, Jr., President Stephen Miles, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs John Martin, Vice President for Finance and Administration Senator Bob Johnson, Chairman, New College of Florida Board of Trustees Kathleen Killion, Dean of Enrollment Services & Information Technology Brian Doherty, Dean, Jane Bancroft Cook Library Wendy Bashant, Dean of Students Richard Coe, Chair of the Faculty, Professor of Economics David Harvey, Chair, Division of Social Sciences Aron Edidin, Chair, Division of Humanities Paul Scudder, Chair, Division of Natural Sciences Sonia Wu, Associate Dean of Enrollment Services Jan Wheeler, Director, Writing Resource Center Robert Lincoln, President, New College Alumnae/i Association


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Essie Ablavsky Sociology Bolton, MA Emily Lauren Acle Psychology Miami, FL Felix Acuiia Psychology Miami, FL Emily P Adams Literature Bradenton, FL Aria Grace Alamalhodaei Humanities Palm Coast, FL Jacqueline PatriciaAldrich Literature Andover, MA Jonathan Robert Amos Philosophy Sarasota, FL Delaney Ellen Anderson Religion West Palm Beach, FL Matthew Charles Anderson Biology Eden Prairie, MN Noah Henry Anderson Applied Mathematics/ Computational Science St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Katya Alexandra Ariano Psychology Miami, FL Cheryl Lynn Askey Psychology Jupiter, FL Rachel Erin Atwood Religion/Political Science Sharon, MA Alisabeth Amy Ayars Psychology Exeter, RI Aidan Laird Bailey Environmental Studies Miami, FL Emma Jane Ballantine Psychology Roslyn, NY Katrina Elizabeth Bang Biology Miami, FL Rachel Barnard Psychology/Spanish Language and Culture Sarasota, FL Victoria Leigh Barnette Economics Charleston, WV Majka Beard History Anna Maria, FL Marissa Faith Benamy Psychology Richboro, PA Jacqlyn Bender Anthropology Venice, FL Chelsea Lee Benjamin International and Area Studies Fort Myers, FL Elizabeth Thompson Bennett Anthropology Lake Mary, FL Johannah Katherine Rose Birney Environmental Studies West Palm Beach, FL Katelyn Marie Bobek Humanities Jacksonville, FL


CANDIDATES FOR lHE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Kaitlin Alexandra Bock Environmental Studies Palm Harbor, FL Natalie Suzan Boyd Anthropology & Classics Sarasota, FL Elizabeth Emily Brewer Psychology St. Petersburg, FL Kathleen Nichole Brindley Chinese Language and Culture Tampa, FL Maximillion Adam Brown Political Science St. Petersburg, FL Bradley Cromer Bryant General Studies Anna Maria, FL Allegra McCarty Buyer Biology Port Republic, MD Rafaela F. Calatchi Humanities Pompano Beach, FL AndrewThomas Carothers Chemistry/Biology Brooksville, FL Jennie Elizabeth Caskey Psychology North Palm Beach, FL Grayson Epperly Chester History/International and Area Studies Miami, FL Rebecca Catherine Christoforo Chinese Language and Culture Andover, MA Claire Pauline Comiskey International and Area Studies/Economics Waukesha, WI Kelsey Lynn Cooke Psychology Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Cory Kennedy Costello Psychology Bradenton, FL Rozalyn Emmaline Crews Anthropology Gainesville, FL Raluca Cruceanu Biology Bacau, Romania Jonathan Matthew Davidson Economics Port St. joe, FL Wesley Marshall Decker History Gainesville, FL Morgan Molly Leedy Dolan Anthropology Seattle, WA Lydia Marie Dumais History/Biology Coconut Creek, FL Erin Priscilla Dyles Philosophy and Religion Brandon, FL Peter Jacob Elrod Religion/ Anthropology Port St. Lucie, FL Jeremy D. Evans Neurobiology Odessa, FL Katherine Elizabeth Evarts Psychology/Art History Cornish, NH Gina Elizabeth Fawks La Bossiere Natural Sciences Sarasota, FL


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Mara Rose Feinberg Environmental Studies Sarasota FL Andrew Maxedon Fishman Psychology/Art Highland Park, IL Alexandra Lynn Fixler Literature St. Petersburg, FL Michael Allen Floering II Humanities Boynton Beach FL Eugenie Betina Caroline Fortier Art & Art History Sainte-Anne-des-Monts Quebec, Canada Devin K. Frechette Environmental Studies Tampa FL Rebecca Alice Furlow Psychology Tallahassee FL bette marie gadient General Studies Hollywood FL Sherise Laurette Gamble Art History Tampa, FL Dominique Renee Ghirardi Anthropology Jacksonville FL Ilene Rachel Gillispie Religion Alexandria, VA Sivens Joanes Glaude Psychology Orlando, FL Benjamin Goodman Anthropology/Chinese Language and Culture Delray Beach, FL Kaija Jo Goodman Biology Miami FL Bre G Gregg English/Gender Studies Winter Haven FL Fermin Ernesto Guerra Chemistry/Biology Homestead, FL Cody Lee Gunton Mathematics Jupiter, FL Sherry Marie Haber Art Brooksville, FL Juliana Michaela Hardesty Humanities Sarasota, FL Tania Harrison Applied Mathematics Wellington FL Ariel Rianna Hart Natural Sciences Atlanta, GA David Anthony Hartmann Chemistry & Neurobiology Jacksonville FL Joseph Winfield Jtmeau Haslam Psychology Bradenton FL Sarah Gabriella Hernandez Psychology Ft. Lauderdale, FL Andrew James Jude Hess History Orlando, FL Sara Elizabeth Hogan Art History Bakersfield CA


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Gracelena Sylvana Ignacio English Baltimore, MD Heather Elizabeth Jaffe Psychology Jacksonville, FL Christine Marie Jamrok Environmental Studies Oviedo, FL Naushin Jiwani International and Area Studies/ Economics Orlando, FL Brian David Johnson Religion Tampa, FL Claire EvaJones Art History Cincinnati, OH Rebecca Ryan Keenan Economics Pelham, NY Crystal Elizabeth Irene Kersey Anthropology Ormond Beach, FL Joohyun Kim Humanities Sarasota, FL Ashlyn Nicole King Humanities Gainesville, FL Arthur Larcinese Krieger Philosophy Philadelphia, PA Julie Christina Krzykwa Marine Biology Milford, CT Jeanne Jennifer La Roche Environmental Studies Miami, FL JulieAllison Lado Anthropology Gainesville, FL Carlos Larrauri Humanities Miami, FL Jenica Anne Leahy Classics/Philosophy Tampa, FL Kristen Michelle Leahy Anthropology Ft. Lauderdale, FL Francesca Marie Leyva Psychology/Gender Studies Miami, FL Abigail Carissa Lindo Music Baltimore, MD Faith Ann Lobdell Anthropology/Political Science Brevard, NC Judith Diane Lobo Biological Psychology Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Jacob Bradly Long Chinese Language and Culture Marco Island, FL Zachary Ryan Low Classics St. Petersburg, FL Destiny Sierra Lyals Psychology Wildwood, FL Megan Lyons Humanities Miami, FL Walter Warren Maisel Music Semmes, AL


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Tait Pugliese Mandler Environmental Studies Glen Gardner, NJ Christopher Evan Mangels Biology/Gender Studies Baltimore, MD Nicholas Arlen Manting Brewer Anthropology Augusta, GA Rose Marie Marz French/English Ft. Myers, FL Jakilah Mason Music/English Duluth, GA Emile Mausner Humanities Winter Park, FL Kathleen Clare McQueeney Economics Boynton Beach, FL Justin Peter Mihalick Anthropology Tampa, FL Crystal Katie Miller Economics/Gender Studies Venice, FL Alexandra Nicole Miranda Art Bradenton, FL Morgan Alexander Molina-Marin Marine Biology Biscayne Park, FL Casey Allan Morell Political Science/International and Area Studies Orlando, FL Christopher Bernard Mulholland Biology Cortez, FL Alec Mikhael Niedenthal Philosophy Birmingham, AL Katriana Marie Nugent Chemistry/Biology Miami, FL Sarah Katherine O'Connor Biochemistry Jupiter, FL Katherine Howard Oglesby Psychology Norcross, GA Kirstin Anna 0 hlsen Psychology Tallahassee, FL Suzanne Eleanor Olvey Art Longwood, FL Samantha Christina Ortiz Psychology Bronx, NY Christian Fernando Ortiz-Londono Chemistry/Biology Miami, FL Antonella Pagani Spanish Language and Literature New Canaan, CT Alison Elizabeth Parks International and Area Studies/French Palm Coast, FL George Peter Pavlidakey, Jr. Political Science Clearwater, FL Mackenzie Pawliger Sociology/Gender Studies Miami, FL Susanna Payne-Passmore Music Composition* Philadelphia, PA


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Oliver Laurence Peckham Political Science & Environmental Studies/Economics Raleigh, NC Lyssabeth Catherine Pedersen Anthropology Saratoga Springs, NY Gabriela Portilla Literature Miami, FL Paula Nicole Pulmano Psychology Miramar, FL Caegan Kittner Quimby Music Barrytown, NY Zoe Rayor Religion/Gender Studies Pensacola, FL Madelyn Rae Ringold-Brown Humanities St. Petersburg, FL Brendan Rivers Music Port Orange, FL Hannah Rivers Applied Mathematics/Computer Science Crofton, MD Daniela Rizzo Zara Humanities Miami, FL Steven Anthony Rizzo English/Philosophy West Palm Beach, FL Devin Stephen Robinson Biochemistry Tamarac, FL Megan Amal Rogers Humanities Wellington, FL Analeah Loschiavo Rosen Humanities Miami, FL Genevieve Wei Rowland History Palm Harbor, FL Alexis Jose Santos Anthropology Kissimmee, FL Joshua C. Scheible Political Science/Economics Bradenton Beach, FL Andrew Scott Schuster Biochemistry Spring Hill, FL Katherine Louise Scussel Environmental Studies St. Petersburg, FL Samantha Lynn Sementilli Political Science & International and Area Studies Niceville, FL Lacey Raye Sigmon International and Area Studies & Chinese Language and Culture Sarasota, FL Ben D' Aste Sims Art/History Liverpool, England Andrew Louis Smith History Sarasota, FL Courtney Ann Smith Environmental Issues* Orlando, FL Alyssa Sonchaiwanich Biology Jupiter, FL


CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS Justin Warren Spengler Biochemistry Jacksonville, FL Martin Gregory Steele English Saint Charles, IL Molly Swift Psychology/Gender Studies Warner Robins, GA Melinda]. Thackrah General Studies Clearwater, FL Avery McKill Knauf Thomson Neurobiology Phoenix, AZ Rachel Abigail Tohn Philosophy/Classics Colorado Springs, CO Halee Pearl Thrner English Bradenton, FL Elizabeth Ann Usherwood Anthropology Tampa, FL Eric Robert Van de Castle Anthropology Baltimore, MD Alexandra Clare Vargas-Fournier History Miami, FL Michael David Waas Anthropology Miami, FL Hannah Jane Weber Biochemistry La Canada, CA Allison Marlo Whitcomb Sociology/Gender Studies Miami, FL Vanessa Holly White Economics/Political Science Houston, TX Meagan Johanna White-Domain Marine Biology Urbana, IL Christine Kimberly Wilson Political Science Sarasota, FL Liza Pence Wisman Spanish Language and Culture Charlottesville, VA Allison Rebecca Wyatt Environmental Studies Honolulu, HI Bernard James Yanelli, III Philosophy Boston, MA Jasmine Carolyn Zeki Neurobiology Chicago, IL Dana Leigh Ziegler Political Science Niceville, FL Jennifer Ann Zimmerman Political Science Marathon, FL Tristan Andrew Zucker Economics Jupiter, FL *Indicates area of special concentration


Looking Back, Looking Forward: Retrospective and Prospective It is not surprising that the class of 2012 upholds the tradition of honors and achievements that has become the norm among graduates of New College of Florida the state s honors college Among this year s graduates are four Fulbright Scholars for a total of 69 Fulbrighters since 1967 and 50 in the last ten years Members of this year s class have garnered other highly competitive awards such as National Science Foundation summer grants a record three U.S. State Department Critical Language Awards Goldwater and Gilman Scholarships two French Government Teaching Assistantships and numerous generous graduate school awards The Class that entered in Fall 2008 experienced the bottoming out of the economy and the initial effects of the first budget cuts that New College was destined to endure for five years. Despite the severe downturn, state funds for construction of the new Academic Center, a Black Box theater in Hamilton Center and the Seawall Replacemep.t were secure. The 2012 graduates made the Black Box a hub of student activity and were the first to occupy "ACE" in Fall 2011 the first facility ever constructed on campus dedicated to classrooms and faculty offices as well as our first LEED-certified gold building .The student body taxed themselves with a "Green Fee and supported numerous landscaping and improvement projects from planting student gardens to sowing wildflower seeds along Dort Drive. A Public Archaeology Lab (PAL), built primarily with federal ftmds, rose near the Anthro Lab. Some members of the graduating class contributed to the time capsule buried near the PAL, due to be opened on the College s 100thAnniversary in 2060 .The 50thAnniversary and all-class Reunion Weekend in February 2011 was a major event, with a rich series of programs and events celebrating the coming of age of New College. Novo Collegians young and not-so-young found they shared the benefits of the same magic formula of independent study guided by dedicated faculty leading to exceptional careers. The Sail Team established the first intercollegiate sport at New College by joining the Intercollegiate Sailing Association. Graduating students have walked for AIDS, Heart Disease and Breast Cancer prevention/treatment. They participated in Take Back the Night, the Clothesline Project, Constitution Day Day of the Dead Dance Tutorial, Theater of the Oppressed and New Music New College ; they invited the Suncoast Mobile Bloodmobile to campus. This class has helped govern New College, with student representatives on committees of the Board ofTrustees and of the faculty as well as the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee, the BOT Presidential Search Committee and the President s Committee on Diversity. They convinced the faculty and administration to devote a whole day in February 2012 to an all-college Teach-In on diversity and gender issues Just as the 4 770 New College graduates who preceded them, this year s class of graduates promises to make its mark on our nation and the world as accomplished scholars entrepreneurs, civic leaders, educators, artists journalists and professionals of every type. As a college, we welcome them to the noble ranks of Novo Collegian alumnae/i. Congratulations!

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