May 2017

On Campus

New College Named to Princeton Review’s Top Schools that 'Create Futures'

New College of Florida is one of the country’s top 50 colleges for offering students the outside-the-classroom experiences and connections that lead to great jobs or post-graduate study, according to a new book by The Princeton Review.

The ranking comes in the just-released 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom.”

New College was named to the Review’s unranked list of 50 colleges, chosen from more than 3,000 nationwide. It is New College’s first appearance in the book, which was first published in 2016. It was one of just two Florida colleges to appear on the list.

In January, New College was also listed in the Princeton Review’s exclusive ranked list of the “Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back” for its combination of a superb education, affordable tuition and high salaries for graduates. New College also was listed in the latest edition of the Princeton Review’s “The Best 381 Colleges.”

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New College Student earns Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Allya Yourish, a Humanities AOC from Orlando, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia.

Yourish is a published poet and an experienced teacher, having worked in the United States and France as a private tutor and in Sarasota as a volunteer at the Robert L. Taylor Community Center. She also worked as a camp counselor, where she launched a camper-produced newspaper, a science fair and an art gallery. She speaks French, Spanish and Hebrew.

In their recommendations, faculty members called Yourish a “born leader” and a “born teacher” who demonstrates “infectious enthusiasm” and a “genuine concern for the plight of women and girls.”

At New College, she served as president of Hillel, was the College’s Silver Scholarship recipient, served on the Diversity Committee and the Model United Nations. She also performed with the Windmill Theatre Company.

After her Fulbright year, Yourish plans to pursue a master’s degree in museum education.

New College Names Joy Hamm As Dean Of Admissions And Financial Aid

New College of Florida has named Joy Hamm of Armstrong State University in Georgia as its next dean of admissions and financial aid.

Hamm is an experienced higher education administrator. She currently serves as associate vice president of enrollment services at Armstrong State, a 7,000-student institution in Savannah. Previously, she oversaw admissions and financial aid as dean of student services for nearly four years at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Alabama.

“We are excited to have Joy Hamm joining New College to lead our admissions process,” said New College President Don O’Shea. “She has demonstrated energy and innovation at every stage of her career, and that experience will serve us well in recruiting and educating outstanding students.”

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