Student Callers

Put a face to the voice! Meet the students that may be calling you to keep you informed about New College and the application process.


Sarah Courson

Hometown: Orlando, FL
High School: Edgewater High School
Year at New College: 2nd year
Area of Interest: Psychology/Spanish

Bio: Hardworking student with four jobs. Raised by a single mother. My AOC is Psychology/Spanish with an interest in bilingualism development in native Spanish-speaking children. I volunteer frequently at local schools geared towards international/multilingual children. I am involved with the Jesus Club and Uniedo Culturas Club on campus!

Why I Chose New College: New College first contacted me to come take a visit and from the moment in stepped into College Hall, I knew this was the place for me.

Favorite Things about New College: The fitness center and the classes they offer. The professors are incredibly personable and will remember you and your name. The faculty of New College is more than willing to work with you and your personal needs, which is something you won't easily find anywhere else!


Amanda Bragg
Hometown: Brooksville, FL
High School: Nature Coast Technical High School
Year at New College: 3rd Year
Area of Interest: Literature/Political Science

Bio: Living most of my life in Central Florida, I love being so close to the beach. I am interested in the intersection of politics and gender in Literature, and will be basing my thesis on Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. I work as a Resident Advisor on the residential side of campus, as well as being the President of College Democrats, Co-President of CKI, and Secretary of VOX.

Why I Chose New College: I enjoyed the challenge created within the classroom, as well as the close relationship students had to professors.

Favorite Things About New College: The close relationships you make with your friends, the ability to define my studies on my own terms, and the fluidity of your social life both on and off campus.


Clifford Lundin
Hometown: Hopatcong, New Jersey
High School: Hopatcong High School
Year at New College: 2nd Year
Area of Interest: Psychology

Bio: I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved down to Sarasota for undergrad. I am particularly interested in social psychology as well the differences between psychological treatments found throughout the world. Aside from academics, I am also the co-president of the New College Student Fellows, work as a student fundraiser, and I am also a tele-counselor in admissions.

Why I Chose New College: I mostly chose New College because of its strong academic reputation. I also like the close relationships formed with professors, the ways in which the school trains us to be independent, and how it challenges our ways of thinking.

Favorite Things about New College: I really enjoy the relationships I have formed with people here. I also love all of the amazing opportunities that have been made available to me here at New College.

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