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Spring 2005 issue of the Rollins College alumni magazine, the Alumni Record.


<p>untitled</p> <p>HONORING THE HERITAGE, CELEBRATING THE FUTURE...</p> <p>You are invited to attendthe Installation of</p> <p>LEWIS M. DUNCAN, 14th President of Rollins College</p> <p>Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.Inquiries: or call 407-646-2234</p> <p>You are invited to attendthe Installation of</p> <p>LEWIS M. DUNCAN, 14th President of Rollins College</p> <p>Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.Inquiries: or call 407-646-2234</p> <p>EDITOR: Mary Wetzel Wismar-Davis 76 80MBAASSOCIATE EDITOR: Suzanne Beranek CLASS NEWS EDITOR: Robin Cusimano</p> <p>CONTRIBUTORS: Tania S. Calderon 03MLS, Elizabeth Francetic, Maureen Gallagher, Ilyse Gerber 00HH, Dean Hybl, Leigh A. Lowry 06, Leigh Brown Perkins, Lorrie Kyle Ramey 70, Zaida Rios, Ann Marie Varga 82</p> <p>DESIGN: Design Studio Orlando, Inc. </p> <p>OLLINSR A L U M N I R E C O R DS P R I N G 2 0 0 5</p> <p>MISSION STATEMENT: The Rollins Alumni Record serves to maintain and enhance the relationship between Rollins College and its alumni and otherconstituencies by building pride in the institution through effective communication of news of alumni and the College. It aims to keep readers of varyingages and interests connected to current developments, programs, and achievements at Rollins, and to keep alumni connected to each other. Themagazine is the Colleges primary vehicle for communicating to alumni Rollins mission of commitment to educational excellence, educatingstudents for active citizenship in a global society, innovation in pedagogy and student services, and maintaining the close community ties that havealways been a hallmark of the Rollins experience.</p> <p>All ideas expressed in the Rollins Alumni Record are those of the authors or the editors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the AlumniAssociation or the College. Letters to the editor are welcome and will be considered for publication in the magazine. The Rollins Alumni Record ispublished three times a year by Rollins College for alumni and friends of the College. Please send your comments or suggestions to: Rollins AlumniRecord, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. - 2747, Winter Park, FL 32789-4499, or e-mail the editor at</p> <p>Member, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and Florida Magazine Association.</p> <p>POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue - 2747, Winter Park, FL 32789-4499.</p> <p>TRUSTEES OF ROLLINS COLLEGE</p> <p>Frank H. Barker 52, Chairman of the BoardAllan E. Keen 70 71MBA, Vice Chairman of the BoardF. Duane Ackerman 64 70MBA 00HTheodore B. Alfond 68William H. Bieberbach 70 71MBAJulie Fisher Cummings Andrew J. CzekajLewis M. Duncan, Ph.D.Jon W. Fuller, Ph.D.Ronald G. Gelbman 69 70MBARick GoingsWarren C. Hume 39 70HThe Hon. Toni JenningsPeter W. Kauffman 66George W. KoehnGerald F. Ladner 81David H. Lord 69 71MBAJohn C. Myers III 69 70MBABlair D. Neller 74Charles E. Rice 64MBA 98HJoanne Byrd Rogers 50Phillip G. St. Louis, M.D.R. Michael Strickland 72 73MBA 04HChristabel Kelly Vartanian 68Kathleen M. WaltzHarold A. Ward III 86HWinifred Martin Warden 45Victor A. Zollo, Jr. 73</p> <p>Honorary Trustees :Barbara Lawrence Alfond 68Betty Duda 93HThe Hon. W. D. (Bill) Frederick, Jr. 99HJoseph S. Guernsey</p> <p>OFFICERS OF ROLLINS COLLEGE</p> <p>Lewis M. Duncan, Ph.D., President</p> <p>George H. Herbst, Vice President for Business andFinance and Treasurer</p> <p>Patricia A. Lancaster, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost</p> <p>Cynthia R. Wood, Vice President for Institutional Advancement</p> <p>Richard F. Trismen 57, Secretary</p> <p>ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OFDIRECTORS</p> <p>Michael G. Peterson 74, PresidentRaymond M. Fannon 82, Vice PresidentTaylor B. Metcalfe 72, Vice PresidentKristin Marcin Conlan 89, Secretary David B. Stromquist 80, TreasurerBarbara Doolittle Auger 89 Laurin Matthews Baldwin 86 89MATRobiaun Rogers Charles 94 Brendan J. Contant 89 Andrea Scudder Evans 68 Jose I. Fernandez, Jr. 92 Asunta DUrso Fleming 81 Teresa Greenlees Gelston 97 Tamara Watkins Green 81 Lawrence L. Lavalle, Jr. 59 Robert B. Ourisman 78 Craig E. Polejes 85 Peter E. Powell 77 78MBAThomas R. Powell 85 Sandra Hill Smith 73 74MBALinn Terry Spalding 74 Ferdinand L. Starbuck, Jr. 67 70MBABurton G. Tremaine III 70 Anthony L. Wilner 82 Kurt M. Wells 95 </p> <p>FEATURES</p> <p>Very Big Hit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8By Alan Schmadtke, Orlando Sentinel</p> <p>Faculty Profile:Taking a Bow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10By Suzanne Beranek</p> <p>Nexus: Where Living and Learning Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12By Suzanne Beranek</p> <p>Homecoming 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . .14By Lorrie Kyle Ramey 70</p> <p>DEPARTMENTS</p> <p>Campus News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2</p> <p>Alumni of Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21</p> <p>Alumni Association News . . . . . . . 24</p> <p>Class News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25</p> <p>Spotlight on Young Alumni . . . . . 33</p> <p>Alumni Perspectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34</p> <p>Regional Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36</p> <p>COVER:A b o u t t h e</p> <p>Homecoming 2004Photos by Robert Hartley 91 01MBA</p> <p>Page 12</p> <p>Page 14</p> <p>Rollins and Winter Park were mentioned in theDecember 12 Boston Globe article Mix money,sunshine, add dashes of EuropeNorthernersplanned this winter park In the Novemberissue of University Business, President LewisDuncan and Dean of Student Affairs SteveNeilson were quoted extensively in the articleWeathering the Storm, which looked at theColleges new Student Storm Tracker program,communication efforts, and emergency shelteroperations employed during the fall hurricanes inFlorida The Rollins Alumni Record was honored</p> <p>with a 2004 CharlieAward for WritingExcellence at theFlorida MagazineAssociations annualcon f e rence f o rFarewell to OurFavorite Neighbor,a memorial tributeto Fred Rogers 51written by Bobby</p> <p>Davis 82 Rollins received a 2004 Keep WinterPark Beautiful Business Beautification Award forthe new Cahall-Sandspur Field and BarkerStadium, dedicated Oct. 30 Rollins hosted animpressive lineup of notable guests, including:intelligence specialist Raymond L. McGovern;African environmental artist and activist CharlesLugenga; recording artist Gavin DeGraw; NobelPeace Prize winner Betty Williams; Cameron(Cam) Kerry, brother of Senator John Kerry;and Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished VisitingScholars and Artists Michael Dirda, PulitzerPrize-winning author andwriter for The WashingtonPost Book World; Dr.Leonore Tiefer, feministactivist and sexologist;Rodger Kamenetz, poet,essayist, and religiousthinker; Barb Bondy, artist,curator, and photographer; Alan Berliner,filmmaker; and Tom TJ Leyden, reformedneo-Nazi white supremacist activist and recruiter.</p> <p>ROLLINS ALUMNI RECORD2 ROLLINS ALUMNI RECORD2</p> <p>CA M P U S NEW S</p> <p>FACULTY feats</p> <p>MEDIA MAGNETGeorge D. and Harriet W. CornellProfessor of Politics Rick Foglesong found himself in the</p> <p>media spotlight on numerous occasions last fall. The 21-year</p> <p>Rollins professor, author of Married to the Mouse, was inter-</p> <p>viewed by a host of radio and television stations, both locally</p> <p>and nationally. He shared with the public his viewpoints on</p> <p>such topics as Michael Eisner's resignation announcement,</p> <p>Disney contract negotiations and possible employee strikes,</p> <p>and the 2004 election, including the presidential debates and</p> <p>proposed Florida amendments.</p> <p>DISTINGUISHING FEATUREAssociate Professor of Physics Thomas ThomR. Moore, Associate Professor of Counseling Kathryn Norsworthy, and Professor of</p> <p>Economics Kenna Ken C. Taylor have been named Cornell Distinguished Scholars</p> <p>for excellence in teaching, research, and service. Moore has focused his interests on</p> <p>acoustics, and his mentoring of undergraduates in acoustics research has produced</p> <p>five published articles co-authored with students. Norsworthy has taken her commit-</p> <p>ment to social justice and multiculturalism to Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand,</p> <p>where she has focused on projects to fight violence against women. Since 2000, she</p> <p>has published nine articles about her work. Taylor has developed a national reputation</p> <p>as a proponent of using games as a teaching tool. His students not only engage more</p> <p>deeply in economic theory by playing these games, but they also learn the street</p> <p>smarts of the discipline. </p> <p>WRITE LIKE THE WINDConnie May Fowler, IrvingBacheller Professor of Creative Writing, was asked to write</p> <p>an opinion column for The New York Times on the recent</p> <p>hurricanes in Florida. Her column, which included her</p> <p>observations of the Rollins community, appeared in the</p> <p>Sunday, October 3 edition of the Times. Fowler, who is the</p> <p>author of Before Women Had Wings, teaches creative</p> <p>writing courses at Rollins and heads up the Colleges</p> <p>Winter With the Writers distinguished visiting authors</p> <p>series. Her sixth book, The Problem with Murmur Lee (see</p> <p>p. 4), was released in January. </p> <p>Professor of Philosophy and Religion Yudit Greenberg has published Wittegnstein</p> <p>and Judaism: A Triumph of Concealment by Ranjit Chatterjee, the first volume in her</p> <p>Studies in Judaism series. The book has been nominated for the Koret Foundations</p> <p>Jewish Book Award.</p> <p>In your time here, may you soar to the heights of yourown abilities, energy, and imagination. </p> <p>President Lewis M. DuncanConvocation Address, August, 2005</p> <p>NOTABLE quote</p> <p>Foglesong</p> <p>SINCE last time</p> <p>Fowler</p> <p>Dirda</p> <p>What book should every collegestudent read before graduating?</p> <p>There was a time when reasonable peopleand reasonable nations could agree todisagree. Today, we are so intent on makingothers see the world as we do that we wouldrather shout over their words than listen tothem. We have exchanged civility forpartisanship, individualism for ideology. </p> <p>Before you graduate, then, please read John LeCarres TheSpy Who Came in from the Cold (1964), a dark study ininternational intrigue. In the novel, a British agent finds himselfat the center of a daring double crossor is it a triple cross?inwhich he is either the willing or the expendable pawn.</p> <p>When you come to the end, ponder the heros defiant choice.And think about the world around you, in which others viewsare perceived not as opposing ideas, but as threats.</p> <p>Ed Cohen, Wiliam R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English(Appeared originally in the Sandspur, 2004)</p> <p>Well, first of all, Id like to say for the recordthat college students should read. A lot. Theyshould read books that challenge them, booksthat trouble them, books that disrupt theircomfortable pre-formed world-views and makethem see things slightly differently. This iseducationre-thinking, re-seeing, re-assessing. </p> <p>Although Im reluctant to choose any one book, certainlyToni Morrisons Beloved should shake any reader up a bit.While this isnt a book that I recommend reading outside of areading group or a class, if you can get through the first 50pages, its stunning. Morrison creates an ethical dilemma: acrime is committed that the reader is neither able to accept norcondemn, and as a result is forced to walk a sort of moraltightrope. Morrison is a brilliant writer and she creates a moralproblem within a specific historical context. Tim OBrien doesthis as well in The Things They Carried.</p> <p>On a more accessible note, the stories Waltzing the Cat, byPam Houston, Sonnys Blues, by James Baldwin, Revelationby Flannery OConnor, are all quick and fun to read, and mightactually make you think. Shakespeares Sonnet 138, Do not gogentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas and Tell all theTruth but tell it Slant, by Emily Dickinson have all rocked myworld. And Ishmael Reeds beware: do not read this poem willrock yours. (Its online. Check it out.)</p> <p>Great literature and a college education should mess you up alittle bit. If you leave Rollins exactly the same person with thesame world-view as when you started, then we have failedyouor worse yet, you have failed yourself.</p> <p>Jill C. Jones, Associate Professor of English; Editor, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature</p> <p>3SPRING 2005</p> <p>VIEWpoints</p> <p>This years 486 freshmen comprise the strongest and most diverse class in Rollins</p> <p>history, thanks to increased selectivity made possible by a steadily increasing applicant</p> <p>pool. The Class of 2008 represents 351 high schools and 13 foreign countries and has</p> <p>the largest minority contingent ever for a Rollins class (20 percent). Forty-four percent</p> <p>of the freshmen are from Florida; 58 percent are female. This group of high achievers</p> <p>includes winners of the Smith College and University of Pennsylvania Book Awards,</p> <p>Southern Voices writing competition, U.S. National Math Award, Physics Olympics,</p> <p>Venezuelan National Golf Championship, East Coast Equestrian Championship, and</p> <p>World Junior Tap Competition. Among their more unique previous activities: living on a</p> <p>boat with monks in France, being featured in Business First magazine, volunteering on</p> <p>the African Queen Steamboat, and playing at Carnegie Hall.</p> <p>Class of 2008 Enters With Style</p> <p>RO</p> <p>BE</p> <p>RT</p> <p> HA</p> <p>RT</p> <p>LEY</p> <p> 91 </p> <p>01M</p> <p>BA</p> <p>Rollins Goes to MexicoA group of Rollins students trav-eled to Mexico over winter breakto put to the test the lessons theyhad learned in field study courseslast fall. The students, fromAssociate Vice President ofInformation Technology LesLloyds World Wide Web inMexico class and AssistantProfessor of Modern LanguagesGabriel Barreneches class The</p> <p>Hispanic Experience: Service Learning In Mexico, spent a week in Mexicoteaching middle-school children and studying Mexican culture. Lloydsstudents taught Web and computer skills, and Barreneches students taughtEnglish to the Mexican children. said, When I saw the kids, it was clear to methat although their school was simple and the walls pretty bare, they loved it,said Rollins junior Kalindi Ramcharan 06. They were there because theywanted to learn. What made it such an amazing trip is that I left Mexicowith such a feeling of accomplishment, seeing that I made a difference.</p> <p>LES LLOYD</p> <p>FEMINISM, FOUCAULT, AND EMBODIED SUBJECTIVITYBy Margaret A. McLaren</p> <p>In her new book Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity, MargaretMcLaren, professor of philosophy and religion and coordinator of womensstudies, argues that Foucault employs a conception of embodied subjectivity</p> <p>that is well suited for feminism. Thebook addresses the central questions inthe debate about Foucaults usefulnessfor politics, including his rejection ofuniversal norms, his conception ofpower and power-knowledge, hisseemingly contradictory position onsubjectivity, and his resistance to usingidentity as a political category. McLarenapplies Foucaults notion of practices ofthe self to contemporary feministpractices, such as consciousness-raisingand autobiography, and concludes that</p> <p>the connection between subjectivity and institutional and social norms iscrucial for contemporary feminist theory and politic...</p>