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New College Gains New Trustee

Monday, July 2, 2018

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Governor Appoints Garin Hoover To New College Of Florida Board Of Trustees. Garin C. Hoover, a Sarasota-Bradenton real estate broker, was appointed to the Board of Trustees of New College of Florida by Florida Gov. Rick Scott. An Ohio native, Hoover moved to Florida in 2004 and started his real estate firm, Hoover Realty. In Ohio, he worked as an attorney in the Cleveland area, as in-house counsel for a corporation and as an associate with a firm, before opening a private law practice. His previous experience includes working as a credit manager, a stockholder relations analyst and a tax […]

Three New College Students Win Fulbright Awards

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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New College Now Up To 86 Fulbright Recipients. Three students at New College of Florida were awarded prestigious Fulbright grants for 2018 and will study and work in Taiwan and Croatia. Miles Iton (Homestead, Fla.) received a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Taiwan. Megan Bailey (Miramar, Fla.) and Liliana Solomon (South Orange, New Jersey) received Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships, to Taiwan and Croatia, respectively. All are expected to graduate on May 18. New College now has 47 Fulbright recipients in the last 10 years, and 86 in its history. The College has had more Fulbright recipients per student than almost any […]

October 29, 2016 International Job Fair

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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New College Hosts Seventh Annual International Job Fair. The United Nations Association, Sarasota-Manatee Chapter, and New College’s International Studies Program will present the seventh annual International Career Development Seminar on Saturday, Oct. 29th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sudakoff Conference Center on the New College of Florida campus. Eight speakers from a variety of fields and organizations will discuss how to build international careers in these areas. Anyone thinking about a global career, whatever their major or field of interest, should find helpful advice. All local college and high school students and interested community members are invited […]

New College Ranked In Country’s Top 20

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Washington Monthly Ranks New College Highly. New College of Florida ranks 20th among all liberal arts colleges in the United States—and first among public liberal arts colleges – in the new Washington Monthly “2016 College Rankings” issue. The magazine looks at outcomes like how much a college does to help low-income students excel, and how many students perform public service, and how many go on to attain advanced degrees – a measure of how they help build “the next generation of scientists and PhDs.” Washington Monthly magazine differs from most college guides in how it examines higher education. As the […]

New College Names Director Of Institutional Performance Assessment

Thursday, August 4, 2016

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Dr. Bradley Thiessen Joins New College. New College of Florida announced that Dr. Bradley Thiessen has joined the institution. In this newly created position, Thiessen will examine academic and other performance data in order to inform and improve the College’s programs. He previously worked in similar roles at Touro University California and in the public school system in Clinton, Iowa. “Brad is a superb statistician, and his broad and deep experience helping schools understand the effectiveness of their programs will enable New College to do even more to help our students succeed, both before and after graduation,” said New College […]

New College Names General Counsel

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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Michael Pierce Now NCF’s General Counsel. New College of Florida has named Michael Pierce, an attorney with experience in higher education regulations, as its general counsel. “We are very pleased that Mike has joined our management team,” said John Martin, vice president of finance and administration at New College. “He is well-versed in many of the important legal issues facing higher education today and his experience working closely with students, faculty and administrators will serve the College well.” Pierce most recently served as an adjunct professor and director of bar preparation services at Stetson University College of Law, where he […]

New College of Florida Named “Best Buy”

Monday, July 18, 2016

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New College Makes Fiske Guidebook To College’s Ranking. New College of Florida once again was ranked as a “Best Buy” college in the 2017 edition of the respected and long-running Fiske Guide to Colleges. Only 21 public colleges in the United States received Fiske’s “Best Buy” designation. New College has appeared on Fiske’s “Best Buy” list since 2003. To be a “Best Buy,” colleges must meet Fiske’s criteria for a top four- or five-star ranking for academic excellence and be in its moderate- or low-price groups. For the 2017 edition, the Fiske Guide selected 47 “Best Buy” colleges and universities […]

New College Names Dean of Student Affairs

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Robin Williamson Now Dean of Student Affairs. New College of Florida has named Robin M. Williamson, Ph.D., as its dean of student affairs. Williamson has served since September 2012 as assistant dean of student development at Texas Christian University, a private institution in suburban Fort Worth with about 8,600 undergraduate students. At New College, she will oversee residence life, student organizations, student activities, orientation and other programs. “Robin’s demonstrated record of success over her two decades of experience in college student services make her an ideal choice for our dean of student affairs,” said New College President Don O’Shea. “When […]

Local Kids Get Real-World Science Training at New College

Monday, June 6, 2016

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New College Hosts 15th Year Of PUSH/SUCCESS. New College is helping two dozen middle and high school students prepare for careers in medicine and science with a program that takes them out on Sarasota Bay and into the College’s marine biology labs. It’s the 15th year of PUSH/SUCCESS, a program for students from demographics typically under-represented in science. Students arrive on June 6 for two weeks of intensive science training, from collecting samples to running experiments to preparing reports and presentations on their work. Among the activities: Collect water and plankton samples from the New College research boat Use microscopes […]

New College Student Wins Scholarship Award For Essay

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Anti-Semitism Essay Lands Adina Luft A Scholarship Award. Adina Luft, a fourth-year student at New College of Florida, is a winner of the Tampa Bay Consular Correspondent Corps’ scholarship contest for her essay on the reasons for the rise of anti-Semitism in societies. She will receive her $1,000 award from a representative of the Corps on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 1:00 p.m. in the offices of the New College Foundation, in the Keating Center, 5800 Bay Shore Road, in Sarasota. For more on the Corps and the scholarship program, see http://www.tampabayconsularcorps.org/scholarship-contest.html

New College Comes In 14th Out Of 100 Public Colleges

Friday, December 18, 2015

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New College Ranks 14th In Kiplinger’s Top 100 Public Colleges. For the 13th consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has recognized New College of Florida as one of the nation’s best values in higher education. The magazine ranked New College 14th on its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 2016. Kiplinger says its rankings “highlight public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.” When a school appears on the list multiple times, it is a “testament to the consistent value these colleges provide,” Kiplinger said. Kiplinger found that New […]

New College President Wins Major Mathematics Award

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Donal O’Shea Co-Winner Of The 2016 Leroy P. Steele Award. President Donal O’Shea of New College of Florida is a co-winner of the 2016 American Mathematical Society’s Leroy P. Steele Award for Exposition, one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. O’Shea and fellow mathematicians David Cox and John Little received the award for their 1992 book Ideals, Varieties and Algorithms. Its fourth edition was released this year. “We are deeply honored to have been awarded the Steele prize,” O’Shea said. “Many wonderful books and papers in mathematics have appeared in the last few decades, and those singled out by the […]

November 9, 2015 Civil Rights Leader Speaks

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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New College Hosts Emmy-Winning Journalist. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a pioneer in the American civil rights movement and an award-winning journalist for The New York Times, NPR and CNN, will speak on Monday November 9th with New College students about her life and career. Her talk is at 5pm in the College’s Sudakoff Conference Center and an informal reception will follow. In 1961, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first two black students to enroll at University of Georgia. Both outstanding high school students, Atlanta civic leaders recruited them to challenge segregation at the state’s colleges. Protestors taunted them and on […]

November 5, 2015 Clambake Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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New College Hosts 37th Annual Clambake. Get ready to slip on a pair of topsiders or wedges, gaze upon a stunning Sarasota Bay sunset, and crack into a savory lobster. The New College Foundation is hosting the 37th Annual Old-Fashioned New England Clambake, benefitting New College of Florida, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, on the New College Bayfront. The event traditionally is a major source of support for scholarships for New College students, many of whom will be on hand to discuss what the scholarships and New College mean to them. The meal, including Maine lobster, New […]

October 15, 2015 New Topics

Friday, October 9, 2015

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New College Presents ‘Transformation Of The News Media’. Don Browne has seen everything – and knows everyone – in the news business. He rose from the head of NBC’s Miami news operation to the network’s executive vice president of news, where he ran the storied “Today” show and oversaw the creation of “Dateline NBC.” When NBC bought Telemundo, the network tapped him to run all aspects of the Spanish language network. When the network was sold, Browne resigned to start his own media consulting business. He will draw on his 44 years in the television industry in “The Transformation of […]

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