New College is proud of 1983 Alumna Jean Mills and her partner, Carol Eichelberger, whose op-ed “A Quiet Fight to Marry” appeared in February 11th’s New York Times. Read it here.

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May 2015 Commencement Address by Amie Lemley

New College recently held its May 2015 Commencement. Congratulations May 2015 Grads!  It was (as usual) a spirited ceremony, and we thank the friends and families of our graduates for making it so. We’re pleased to be able to make Amie Lemley’s inspiring speech available online here. Best wishes to all our alumni. We hope […]

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Jean Mills ’83

Jean Mills and her partner, Carol Eichelberger, co-wrote the New York Times op-ed “A Quiet Fight to Marry”, which appeared in the paper’s February 11th’s edition. Read it here.

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Mary Margaret Randall, ’10

Mary Margaret Randall serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer in Nashville, TN with Girls on the Run, an international nonprofit that serves as a bridge between the next generation of young girls and a positive and healthy future.

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Lisa Darnley Cooper, ’95

Lisa Darnley Cooper, a lawyer for Hand Arendall LLC’s Mobile office and a 1995 graduate of New College, recently received the William Kaufman Award by the Community Foundation of South Alabama.

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Dan McNeil, ’77

Dr. Dan McNeil, a psychology professor at West Virginia University and a 1977 graduate of New College, was recently named a Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award winner. His work on pain, fear, and dental health is recognized worldwide. In speaking of the importance of Dr. McNeil’s research in behavioral dentistry, Dr. Kevin Larkin, chair […]

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Derrick Taff, ’03

Derrick Taff, a 2003 graduate of New College, is an Assistant Professor in the Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management department at Penn State University. He enjoys cycling and hiking with his wife, Patricia Spears-Taff (also an NC alum, ’06), and their dog, Yoshi.

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Ryan “KadeshFlow” Davis Delivers Honors Address

In the daytime, Ryan Davis is a business analyst at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri. At night, Davis moonlights as a rapper, producer, and trombonist. He has collaborated with underground hip-hop artists Richie Branson and Mega Ran and with renowned voice actor Steve Blum. He has produced music for Toonami Asia, opened for hip-hop […]

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Kent Gidley, ’90

A 1990 graduate of New College, Kent Gidley has been taking the official photographs of UA’s athletic teams for over 25 years. Read more about Kent.

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Jeff Levitetz, ’80

Jeff Levitetz has provided generously for several New College scholarships, including one that recognizes budding entrepreneurs. The Levitetz Family Foundation has also been instrumental in promoting wrestling among today’s youth.

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