2014 - NCAA Board Appointment Timeline

April 1st - application deadline
May 9th - board notification of nominees
May 24th - board meeting and vote

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The New College Alumnae/i Association is relying more and more on social media to get the word out about events, opportunities, and alumnae/i news. We have re-assessed our presence on Facebook and recognize that some changes are long overdue. We will be discontinuing and deactivating the Facebook user N.C. Alum and the New College Alumni Facebook group as of August 1, 2013.

Today we are launching an official New College Alumnae/i Association Facebook Page, which can be found at While this page will serve as our exclusive facebook communication tool to the entire New College alumnae/i body, there are many smaller facebook groups which remain active and which we encourage you to join in order to get to know members of your local communities. We have listed those below.

Also, a reminder that you can find the NCAA on our official New College of Florida LinkedIn group.This is a great resource if you're hoping to connect with New College alums professionally, or if you're interested in finding jobs or internships posted by the NCAA or other New College alums. We also have many subgroups including

New College Alumnae/i in International Relations
New College Alumnae/i in Finance and Investment
New College Alumnae/i in Healthcare
New College Alumnae/i in Law

We look forward to interacting with you on the new NCAA facebook page!

Current Facebook groups include:

New College of Florida Atlanta Group (created and managed by Dan Cotter '04)
New College of Florida New York City Alums
New College of Florida DC Alums
New College of Florida Texas Alums
New College of Florida California Alums
New College of Florida Midwest Alums
New College of Florida Pacific Northwest Alums
New College of Florida Southeast Florida Alums (managed by Mitch Silverman '91)
New College of Florida North Florida Alums (managed by Susan Sapoznikoff '83 and Thomas Knight '03)
New College of Florida Local Alums
New College Young Alums (managed by David Banks '05, Maia Hinkle '05, and Thomas Knight '03)
Chemistry/BioChem New College Alums NEW! (created by Steven Wheeler '98, Justin Walensky '00 and Korin Wheeler '97)

Thursday, May 23, 2013
New Scholars New College
8:00-4:00 p.m.
A day-long professional conference to showcase the cutting edge research completed by New College students

Please RSVP for this event to the New College Foundation at 941-487-4800 or

Friday, May 24, 2013
New College Alumnae/i Association’s Champagne Toast to Graduates on the Bayfront
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Commencement on the Bayfront
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

New College Alumnae/i Association’s Graduate Reception at the Keating Center
9:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.
$15 for alums and their guests; free for all current students, 2013 graduates, and their families'
Register online

Palm Court Party (Biodiversity theme)
10:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Please pick up your alumnae/i PCP wristbands in the Keating Center between 9:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday or during the graduate reception. The NCAA will be the only entity on campus distributing alumnae/i PCP wristbands.

Saturday, May 25, 2013
New College Alumnae/i Association Board Meeting (Telephonic)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
If you wish to participate please contact Alum Coordinator Sarah Thompson at or 941-487-4676.

September 26, 2012
New College is currently looking for alums and businesses who are interested in providing internships to students.

For New College students, shadowing, mentoring and internship experiences off-campus help bridge the gap between academic classroom preparation and the transition to work, careers or graduate school. These opportunities allow students to combine practical work experiences with a structured learning component. Students who intern generally cultivate better employment prospects than those who do not hold internships. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that interns receive more job offers and find first jobs sooner than job seekers who have not held internships.

For internship providers, shadowing, mentorship and internship experiences are an opportunity to participate in the educational process while receiving valuable work contributions from students. Organizations benefit from interactions with bright students who possess a wide range of skills and capabilities. If hired, a former intern will rarely require the same level of training and orientation as a non-intern hire. When staff shares expertise as professional mentors they will usually be rewarded with unique insights, personal satisfaction and gratification as they work with students. Students bring fresh energy, abilities and enthusiasm to the workplace.

If you know of or would like to provide a potential internship opportunity for students please email us at or give us a call at 941-487-4900. We will be including any responses we receive in career services' internship showcase event for students on Tuesday, October 23rd.

In your email please inform us of the nature of the internship, its location, the duration, required hours, whether it is paid or unpaid, the name of the contact person, and any other additional information. The more detailed the better!

We look forward to hearing from you.

September 13, 2012
After careful consideration, the New College Alumnae/i Association decided to officially sunset the Four Winds Forum on September 6, 2012. Affinity Circles, the Four Winds Forum host site, changed leadership in December leaving us with little of the personalized attention to which we are accustomed. In addition, alum participation on the site has waned over the last few years while activity has increased on our other social media platforms.

Due to these circumstances, the NCAA has removed the Four Winds Forum and will now focus on growing our current Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter sites. We have created several small groups on Facebook and Linkedin to mimic those found within the old Affinity Circles site. We will also use our official Linkedin group and the various subgroups as a forum for alums and students to intermingle and ask for career advice and mentorship.

We are currently looking for alums to help us manage our Facebook and Linkedin groups by posting new and diverse content and encouraging their friends to join. If you are interested please contact us at Also, if you would like to create your own specialized group not found here please let us know and we will be happy to work with you on establishing it.

Current Facebook groups include:
New College Charter Classes 50th Reunion Planning (created and managed by David Pini)
New College of Florida Atlanta Group (created and managed by Dan Cotter)
New College of Florida New York City Alums
New College of Florida Texas Alums
New College of Florida California Alums
New College of Florida Midwest Alums
New College of Florida Pacific Northwest Alums
New College of Florida Southeast Florida Alums (managed by Mitch Silverman)
New College of Florida Local Alums
New College of Florida North Florida Alums (coming soon!)

Current Subgroups of our official Linkedin group include:
New College Alums in Healthcare
New College Alums in Law
New College Alumnae/i in Finance and Investment
New College International Relations Alums

August 21, 2012
New College mourns the passing of alumnus and mathematician William Thurston.

April 3, 2012
Nan Freeman's Memory is Honored on the 40th Anniversary of Her Death
Written by: Jono Miller '70

One perquisite of being associated with the college more or less continuously for four-fifths of its existence is gradually discerning patterns about the institution and one of the most gratifying patterns to recognize has been the college’s persistent, if not high-profile, efforts for social justice and the extension of rights. College protests objecting to a cavalcade of wars are no doubt predictable, but what outsider would guess that discernibly Anglo-American sculptor Jack Cartlidge helped provide leadership for the local NAACP, that a student newspaper editor defiantly and illegally ran ads for abortion providers, that charter class students rendered graffiti a form of civil disobedience by painting over WHITES ONLY and COLORED signs around town, and that 40 students were arrested in 1988 for daring to protect trees?

These acts reflect both the courage and conviction of the New College community, but no act represents personal sacrifice at the level of Nan Freeman, who lost her life in an effort to secure rights and benefits for striking sugar workers in 1972. Although I was also a New College student at the time, I claimed no special relationship with Nan. Yet the memory of her story surfaced whenever I saw contemporary students working for farm worker rights. Last fall I approached Jordan Buckley at a WSLR event. Jordan is a young activist and I assumed he was a New College student or alumnus. In fact he is working for Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, which is partnering with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and he found Nan’s story intriguing and compelling. Jordan’s interest, the leadership of student Claire Comisky and Students Working for Equal Rights, (SWER) conspired to make the fortieth anniversary of Nan’s death (January 25th) a time of remembrance and re-dedication to the plight of Florida farmworkers. At the time Trader's Joe's had not signed a commitment for the "penny a pound" campaign. Now they have and the spotlight shifts back to recalcitrant Publix.

March 28, 2012
So far, YOU, our generous supporters have given over $75,000 to New College of Florida. Plus, out of over 100 non-profits, New College is in 2nd place, making us eligible for an additional $15,000 prize.

With your help, we can easily move up. If we have over 100 new donors at donations of just $25 each, we will win 1st place and receive an additional $20,000 prize!

We can do this! Let's show Sarasota and beyond how much we love New College. Go to Search for New College and donate now!

The Challenge runs through 6:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 28th.

In addition, please check out our New College profile at The Giving Partner site at (just type "New College" in the search field). The Challenge is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Manatee Community Foundation - with the support of the Patterson Foundation.

Thank you once again for your generous support!

March 5, 2012
Join the NCAA and host Ray Burgman '91 for "New College Night Out" on Thursday March 15th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Main Street Trattoria in Lakewood Ranch, FL.The first drink is on Ray! There will be live music and some free appetizers. Please RSVP to Sarah Thompson at or 941-487-4676. See the invitation for more details.

The New College sailing team is hosting its first ever intercollegiate regatta! Please join us at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on March 17th for all or part of the day between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm. Light bites will be served and lunch will be available for purchase at the Squadron. Bring the whole family! Kids are welcome. We are also taking people out on boats to view the race from the water. Please indicate in your RSVP to whether you would prefer to watch the race from land, on water, or from your own boat, if you happen to be a boater. See the invitation for more details.

February 6, 2012

Calling all authors!

The spring edition of the New College Magazine will feature books and scholarly articles published by faculty and New College alums. This "On the Bookshelf" section was last published in the spring 2010 issue of the magazine.

If you have a book or article that has been published since the spring of 2010, please email the following information to Linda Joffe, Associate Director of Public Affairs, at by March 1. We look forward to receiving your submission.

-- Title and whether there is a co-author
-- Year published, who published it (month or date, if a magazine or journal)
-- A brief synopsis of the book/article, or where we could obtain that information
-- An image, if you have one, e.g., book cover -- or where we might obtain some artwork

December 2011

Nimbus Gets a Facelift

Your alumnae/i publication, the Nimbus, has been completely redesigned. Many thanks to Alumnae/i Coordinator Sarah Thompson and Graphic Design manager Brittany White for their hard work in taking your ideas and suggestions and incorporating them into the newsletter's new look. The online version includes some hyperlinks. Read the Fall/Winter 2011 issue (#69) here.

The New College Fund Needs You

Data for Dollars

Jessica Rogers
Vice President of Alumnae/i Affairs
(941) 487-4900

New College Alumnae/i Association
The Keating Center
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: (941) 487-4900