Life After New College: Alumni Stories

From doctors and lawyers to scientists and mathematicians, Novo Collegians have followed fascinating career paths, making major contributions in their fields and giving back to their communities. Their college experience is never far from their minds as they continue to draw on New College’s self-motivated learning environment to shape their lives. As one alum commented, “New College doesn't teach you what you need to know, it teaches you how to figure it out for yourself.”

Click on the links below to read the stories of just a few of our distinguished alums. Come back to this page often, as we’re continually adding new stories!

Cassandra Corrado, women's rights activist
Chelsea Jones, curator for digital collections for the University of Florida
Brian Stanwyck, chief learning officer at The Big Nerd Ranch, Atlanta, Ga.
Scott Baker, dolphin expert and Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation
Jack Collins, physician, former chief of staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Jose Diaz-Balart, Telemundo/NBC Universal national anchorman
William Dudley, NY Federal Reserve president
John Lentini, fire investigator
Sharon Matola, founder/director of Belize Zoo
Laura Navarro, medical student at Cleveland Clinic
Audrey Nicoleau, political communications strategist
Shannon O'Malley, ad copywriter and author, Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End
Cheryl Sirulnick, television producer including MTV programs

A Sampling of Alumni and Their Careers

Are you an alumnus/a? Tell us your story! Write to

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

Phone: (941) 487-4900