September 2017

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New College to Honor The Late Professor Douglas Berggren With Special Fund
Professor Emeritus Douglas Berggren

Professor Emeritus Douglas Berggren

As a philosopher, as a teacher, and as an advocate for experimental education in theory and in practice, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Douglas Berggren had a profound and lasting impact on New College. He was one of the College’s founding and most influential faculty members, a treasured friend and colleague, and a mentor to many.

New College of Florida is hosting a Celebration of Life for Professor Berggren at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, in the College Hall Music Room.

The New College Alumnae/i Association is compiling a collection of remembrances of Professor Berggren to be shared at his celebration of life. Anyone wishing to send their remembrance may do so at:

To honor Professor Berggren's legacy, the Berggren Family has created a special fund in his memory. An anonymous donor is matching all gifts to The Douglas Berggren Memorial Fund dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 for all gifts received to the fund by Dec. 1, 2017. Once the fund reaches $100,000, it will be endowed to honor Professor Berggren's memory and his deep commitment to enhancing the lives of New College students.

You may send your gift to the New College Foundation with The Douglas Berggren Memorial Fund on the memo line. You may also call the Foundation at 941-487-4800 or make your gift online at

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