Alumni News

New College Alumnae Receive Fulbright Awards

Congratulations to the following New Collegians who have been selected for these highly coveted awards. Asia Monet Hayes, of St. Augustine, Florida, a teacher with Breakthrough Collaborative of Central Texas and the Dream Alabama Mentor Program of the UA Honors College, a fellow of the Blackburn Institute, a member of the Carl A. Elliott Community

NC Alumna Inaugural NYU Cyber Fellow

If you want to know the value of a New College education, ask NYU about Caitlin Quintero Weaver, New College Class of 2012, whom they describe as a “modern-day Renaissance woman”. Caitlin, who graduated with a Depth Study in Cognitive Linguistics, is the first NYU Tandon Cyber Fellow, and will earn a master’s in a

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.

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.

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.

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

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.