Florida State University - Renegade / Tally Ho Yearbook (Tallahassee, FL)

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Student (.if e 6 The students epitomized triumph through everything they did. Beit on MTV s Sandblast or in the woods, the desire to be the best gleamed bright, and the heart to stop at nothing got them that which they deserved. They were amazing. Academics „.. Despite the fact that the athletic department received more publicity, the academic programs at the University were again acclaimed as some of the best in the nation. In fact, several transcended not only the classroom, but history itself. Greek • 156 Stereotypes were often the biggest obstacle for Greeks to overcome. Yet through successful philanthropies and leadership development programs, they proved that they were concerned more with a better campus than a good party. Organizations • 184 Fitting in was often the most difficult thing for students to do outside the classroom. With over 300 organizations, however, the University helped everyone find people with similar interests and effectively created a small college atmosphere. People • 214 The pride of the Seminoles could be seen with a simple look at the smiles of the people who possessed them. Moto tab • 278 Closing • 296 Hrjt. ARCHIVES FSU LIBRARV Title Page 1 The attitude was not " just do if, but rather " do it better than anyone else. " At the University people didn ' t speak with words. They didn ' t have to — their actions spoke for them. They were the ones who pursued their dreams with passion. n •V? They went beyond joining clubs for something to do or going Greek PI to get involved or studying to get A ' s. Some jumped out of airplanes with the skydiving club, others organized one of the biggest G Homecoming festivals in the country Still more participated in H academic programs unparalleled by any other institution in the country. Their drive and determination defined the atmosphere of campus. They represented the fighting spirit that consumed all A I D individuals that possessed the Seminole pride. How could anyone truly put in words what that really means? Was there a way to describe how the football team continued to keep alive its NCAA record of nine straight ten win seasons? What about (Continued on page 4) 2 Ope NING Jar above: Two students enjoy the mega punch out at the JeeplEagle tour. The tour was hooked bu BACCHUS to show students that there were many fun alterna- tives to drinking. Also at the fair were an alcohol 9Q test rock climbing wall and games for free prizes. Above: The cheerleaders show off their high flying abilities at a men ' s basketball game. They had a tough time keeping the crowd ' s spirit up as the team struggled to its third consecutive losing season. Left: Randall Osceola, 5. shows off the smile made him Little Mr. Seminole. The annual contest was held at the Brighton Indian Reservation near Lake Okeechobee. The contest was held during the Indian Tubal fair and was for bogs ages 5 and under. Title page: Barnes Collins soars toward one of his trademark thunderous dunks. Collins led the team in scoring for the second consecutive gear. Opening 3 Jar Above: Warrick Dunn stiff arms a Qator defender en route to a large gam. Dunn ended the game having rushed for his second consecutive 1000-yard season. Above: Two students feel the pull of gravity while riding the whirlwind at the Homecoming carnival. Other rides included the gravitron. ferns wheel, and spider. Each had lines of over 150 people at a time. Right: Chief Osceola, Andy Taylor, stares intently into the crowd. To start off each game, Osceola rode his horse, Renegade, out to midfield to plant a burning spear in the ground. • PENING :1 (Continued from page 2) how it was a Florida State student that won MTV ' s Sandblast? Can words truly capture the emotion felt by those that finished the 36 hour dance marathon for the Children ' s Miracle Network? And that was just the students. How many other universities had professors who actively took part in the Manhattan Project? How many had teachers who won one of only 50 grants worldwide to study the ocean in Japan? What phrases could have been used to describe the benefits of having such teachers in the classroom sharing their experiences with their students? How many other universities offered over 300 organizations for people to participate in? These went beyond the traditional chess club and honor society. The limits of the imagination got pushed. Clubs ranged from Ultimate Frisbee to the cigar club. Every possible interest had its own organization guaranteeing that there was a place for every single person on campus. What words can be used to capture the way that made a big university feel small, the way it gave everyone their name back instead of a number? All of this was why people had such pride in the University. They knew that they could very well have been the luckiest people in the world for being a Seminole. So maybe that ' s the word that says it all. Seminole — Enough Said. Opening 5 The students epitomized triumph through everything they did. Beit on MTV ' s Sandblast or in photo courtesy of Donna Dawson photo courtesy of Donna Dawson photo courtesy of Donna Dawson this page, (top left) Donna Dawson receives a hug of encouragement from the host of Sandblast, Peter King. The hug worked. Donna and her partner Alan won the whole contest, (top right) Donna makes a attempt at the " Human Cannobowl. " While she participated in this event she received second and third degree burns to her hands, (bottom left)Donna and Alan truing to dunk it in for points during the " Sandslam " event, (center) Donna climbs a wall during the " Crash Course. " Donna was well ahead of her competitor throughout the course, (bottom center) Donna and her goodluck charm, flounder. The fish from the " The Little Mermaid, " participated in many events, (bottom right) Alan (helmet on). Donna ' s partner, celebrated after their victory in the finals, opposite page, (left) Donna hangs out with a friend behind the scenes. Many of the people who participated made friendships that lasted past the taping of the show. (center) The final score showing Donna and Alan the winners of Sandblast. The prize for winning the show was $10,000. (right) Donna And Alan, celebrating Hawaiian style after many weeks of grueling events. The whole season of Sandblast was taped in six weeks. 8 Student Life A j -Jennifer Johnson Soccer balls whaling at speeds of 65 miles per hour, obstacles of rushing water, fish nets, and a few injuries didn ' t get in the way of 23 year old Donna Dawson. Dawson participated in MTV ' s Sandblast the summer of 1995 and won the overall competition with help from partner Alan Conley. Conley was a friend of Dawson ' s from Daytona. She knew that this competition was something they would enjoy doing and that Conley was in good shape. " It wasn ' t a big deal, I called up Alan and neither of us had to work, so we went to Orlando for a weekend to try out. Since I ' m a lifeguard and he surfs we ere in pretty good condition, so there was no real preparation, we had no idea how it was going to be, " said Dawson. To Dawson ' s surprise, it was tougher than she thought. " It looked really easy on TV, but a lot of people got hurt, " said Dawson. Out of 64 participants, 22 eople were injured, including Donna. In the event Death Penalty Kick, where the opposing team aimed soccer balls at the players, Donna was nailed in the head. The all hit her helmet, leaving her with a gash which required nine stitches in her chin. She also received second and third degree burns on her hands from another event. Dawson participated in numerous events. One of the hardest was the Cannon Bowl. " The event wasn ' t as easy as it looked. It was hard mentally preparing d jump off a platform into huge towering bowling pins floating in a pool of water below you and trying to knock them all down, " said Dawson. " The hardest part of he whole tournament was hurrying up to get ready for the next event. " Even though some events were harder than others, Dawson did not let injuries or losses like that of the Death Penalty Kick, shake her confidence. She started ff the game with a strong lead in the first event. Skills from lifeguarding were a definite plus. The event began with climbing a wall of rushing water, then leaping nto a pool and swimming through a fish net trying to untangle herself quicker than her opponent. Dawson left Conley with such a strong lead, they were a sure thing. Throughout the events Donna was not alone. She carried with her a good luck charm, Flounder from " The Little Mermaid. " The stuffed animal was in as lany events he could possibly be in and also made a few television appearances. " When I travel, he always comes with me. He ' s been with me for almost two and half years, so he means a lot to me, " said Dawson about the fish. In the end Dawson stole the spotlight. With the opposing team not far behind, Dawson glided across a pulley strung from the top of a tower to a location on he beach. Her beautiful dismount into the water gave her a lead which put Dawson and Conley out in front for good. Whether it was the good luck charm or pure skill, Dawson and Conley walked away as the grand champions. They left with $10,000, a couple pairs of shoes .nd some clothes. Conley went to Costa Rica on a surfing trip and Dawson paid off bills and saved the rest. " There really isn ' t another activity like this offered. It was a lot of fun and was good preparation for American Gladiators, the next event I want to try, " said )awson. photo courtesy of Donna Dawson photo courtesy of Donna Dawson photo courtesy ot Donna Dawson Sand Blast 9 ifiecky Barnes, dances the night away on her twenty-first birthday . Reaching the iegai drinking age is a milestone in many coitege student ' s lives. photo by Eric Joh After a few pitchers this students test his agility at Pool. Poor Paul ' s is a typical stop for a waltz. I$rian Lucyk jumps out of the Westcott fountain with a smile. His friends surprised him with a dunk on the way to Potbelly s. 10 Student Life photo by Eric Johnson DANCING THE v At Harvard, if a student went waltzing it probably entailed formal attire and classical music. Too bad for them. Students at this university waltzed to a different tune — free alcohol. The Tennessee waltz was again the students ' favorite tradition to carry on. Upon turning 2 1 , they could finally head into the bars on Tennessee Street and (legally) get tanked. As an added bonus, with the proper proof, each bar gave out one complimentary beverage — ranging from mugs of beer to shots of buttery nipples. The policy of a free pitcher was discontinued in 1994 when the bars began to lose too much money. " The night I went waltzing was the best night of the year. I had been wanting to go into Bullwinkle ' s since I got here because I heard it was a feeding ground for honeys. I had so much fun I can ' t even remember it all, " said junior Ryan Rasmussen. Several of the greek organizations added their own unique twist to the waltz. Gamma Phi Beta had the birthday girl sign her name and write down what she had to drink every time they finished a bar. " I saw my friend Becky James ' (a Gamma Phi) signature sheet the next day and just died laughing. She was so canned after the first place that we couldn ' t even read her name after that, " said junior Tiffany Jackson, a Delta Delta Delta. Bar-hopping wasn ' t the only event that transpired over the course of a waltz. The icing on the cake came when the honoree ' s friends tossed them in the Wescott Fountain as a final initiation into adulthood. " When our roommate Brian turned 2 1, we got him good. Our buddy Eddie was driving him from Poor Paul ' s to Potbelly ' s and we were waiting for them behind the bushes out in front of Wescott. When they pulled up to the stop sign, we yanked him out of the jeep, carried him over to the fountain and threw him in, " said junior Greg Sheaffer. Ah, the Tennessee Waltz — a night long not remembered. photo by Stacy Leigh Woonton ERIC JOHNSON Waltz 11 Right: Adam Sandler rips into his classic " Lunch Lady Land " . Sandler was the feature entertain- ment at the Homecoming Pow-Wow. Jar Right: Wayne Messam and Cheryl IS ' ickert primp themselves during the Homecoming parade. tSickert. an Alpha Delta Pi. and Messam. Alpha phi Alpha, were voted by the student body as Chief and Princess. 12 Student Life photo bv Keith Meter HOMECOMING 11995 Homecoming at the University was more than a pep rally — it was a week long festival, a mardi gras of college life. The official theme was " State Pride 95 " , but the atmosphere was more along the lines of " Maul the Yellow Jackets " meets " I ' m Wasted " . The week began on Sunday with the Gospel Explosion, sponsored and run by the University Gospel Choir. The night featured the talents of the :ionally acclaimed Donald Lawrence and the Tri - City Singers, the first ever professional Gospel singers to perform at the University. The explosion added much :ded diversity to Homecoming week, incorporating a larger percentage of the students in activities. The performance captivated a full Moore Auditorium and the tone that Homecoming would be a special week. " The Gospel Explosion was such a wonderful experience. I loved every minute of it, " said senior Yvonda Lattimore. Monday saw the union courtyard plastered with the entries in the banner competition. Each Greek pairing displayed their banner representing their :e on the week ' s theme. Everything from the Daytona 500 to endangered species were portrayed and the Theta Chi Delta Zeta pairing took first place. " I was glad to see all the hard work put into the banner pay off. I was ecstatic when I saw how good the finished product really was, " said junior Ryan hnston, a Theta Chi member. Skit night fell on Tuesday at the Civic Center. The night saw everything from Married with Children ' s Bundy family to space ships, as each grouping )k its shots at Georgia Tech. When the night was through, the two qualifiers for Pow Wow were Sigma Pi Gamma Phi Beta Phi Sigma Kappa and Sigma Nu ippa Alpha Theta. The former of the two reenacted the battle of St. Augustine while the latter saw a dreamer rescue endangered species from evil football foes. 1 Friday at Pow- Wow, the Phi Sigma Kappa Gamma Phi Beta performance was declared champion. " I was nervous before performing in front of the whole student body, but once we started I had a great time. We were excited to see it win, " said junior ivin McCord, Phi Sigma Kappa brother. The week rolled over the hump with the SGA carnival on Wednesday. Rides such as the Gravitron and the Ferris wheel highlighted the evening and Homecoming 13 drew lines of up to 150 people at a time. Also adding to the festive atmosphere were the likes of a bungee cord eraser race, an American Gladiator style joust and a Karaoke stage. The bonfire that was supposed to end the evening was canceled due to wind, but the students still began to get fired up for Saturday ' s game. " The carnival was great and it was free. I loved to watch people make fun of themselves at the karaoke machine, " said freshman Jamie Kinkaid. Thursday was an off day to recover and prepare for Pow Wow, the pep rally to top all pep rallies. The evening began with a short video summary of Homecoming week and then moved into the two skits. Following their completion, everybody got into the act. First their were the football highlights which lead into a stirring rally cry by Bobby Bowden. The senior football players got introduced and co-captain Todd Rebol further fueled the crowd ' s enthusiasm. After their respec- tive highlight films, both the men ' s and women ' s 1996 basketball teams were introduced and coaches Pat Kennedy and Marynell Meadors said a few words regarding expectations for the season. The cheerleaders and Golden Girls each did individual performances and then combined to double the energy level in the arena. " I love the Golden Girls, " said junior Ryan Rasmussen. The highlight of the evening came when comedian Adam Sandler hit the stage. He joked about everything from being Jewish to drowning his gum, but nothing compared to his songs. Classics like " The Thanksgiving Song " and " Red photo by K eith Meter Above: Y ickertand Messam celebrate their coronation with Chief Osceola and Renegade. The ceremony took place at halftime of the Homecoming game. 14 Student Life photo by Keith Meter light: Princess candidate Lori Acosta is scorted by Chief candidate Thomas Itwood. Acosta was President of the ady Spirithunters. a Jirst Class )rientation Leader and Head Resident f Kiwanis Scholarship House. Atwood ias the past Scholarship Chair of Pi ' .appa Phi fraternity, a member of tudent Alumni Association and a Jirst ' lass Orientation Leader. photo by Keith Meter ' ight: Princess candidate Micah Milton • escorted by Chief candidate Douglas Ihlte. Milton was a Seminole Imbassador. financial Secretary for Wpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 9nc, and a lember of the tflack Student Union. Jhite was President of Sigma Nu ' aternity, a member of the Student llumni Association, and a Seminole Imbassador. Left: Princess candidate Ally son McKinney is escorted by Chief candidate Jwyanza Nuriddm. McKinney was sponsored by Kappa Delta sorortiy and was a Jirst Class Orientation Leader, President of Kappa Delta and burning Spear External Vice-President. Nuriddin was sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, 9nc, of which he was president, and was also Vice President of the National Panhellenic Council and Treasurer of the industrial Engineers. photo by Keith Meter Left: Princess candidate Jrita McRae is escorted by Chief candidate Aiasdair Roe. McRae was the President of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, a Qreek Ambassador and a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Roe was Vice- President of Lambda Chi Alpha, the captain of the Waterpolo club, and the chairman of the Dance Marathon. photo by Keith Meter photo by Keith Meter Jar above: Qene Deckerhoff asks V}obby IQowden " ISy how many points are you going to beat Qeorgia Tech. " Resides being the emcee, Deckerhoff was also the voice of the Seminoles on the JSIA Sports Network. Above: Students from the interna- tional Center display the flags of their many nations in the parade. The international student center boasted members from over 100 countries. Homecoming 15 photo by Keith Meter photo by Leora Chai photo by Jennifer Toscano jar Above left: Chief Osceola stirs the crowd into a frenzy during the game. Every person who has been the mascot for the football team was part Seminole Indian. Above left: Lady spirithunters take a break from the rides to enjoy a mocktail from Bacchus. The carnival had several food and drink stands to offset the heat of the evening. Left: Members of Phi Delta Theta pose for the photographers on the Renegade yearbook float. The parade was open to entries from all groups, not just Qreeks. Jar Above: A student enjoys the carnival with two of " man ' s best friends " . Despitenot being able to go on any of the rides, the dogs had plenty of dates before the night was over. Above: Two students take each other on In the bungee eraser race. The winner was the one who could place the velcro eraser furthes t down the runway while being pulled back by a bungee cord. photo by Richard R. Johnson 16 Student Life Left: A group of Kappa Deltas take a break from the parade to smile at the driver of the Renegade yearbook float, fraternities and Sororities met up with their pairings and sat outside the houses along the parade route to wait for their entries to pass bu. photo by Richard R. Johnson ght; Jen, Robert ' s roommate blows ' bbles while riding on Alpha Kappa it ' s float. photo by Keith Meter Left: Todd Rebol. a senior linebacker, crunches a Qergia Tech ballcarrier. Rebol, was a co-captain of the team during the season. ]ht: Sigma Pi phi Sigma Kappa and mma Phi K$eta re-enact the Rattle of Augustine during Pow Wow. Their ' formance earned them first place in ? skit competition hoto bv Keith Meter Hooded Sweatshirt " had the crowd singing along while new ones like " The Chanukah Song " and " Mr. Bake _ 0 " led to eruptions ot cheers. Sandler even brought a photographer up on stage to take a picture of him and the crowd, which appeared in the liner notes ot his album " What the Hell Happened to Me " . He closed his set with imper- sonations ot Bruce Springsteen, Axl Rose and Eddie Vedder forgetting the lyrics to their songs. " Adam Sandler damn near made me cry, he was so funny, " said sophomore Josh Clary. The parade on Friday finished up the week ' s festivities. High school bands and commu- nity organizations joined with the university to wish the football team good luck tor Saturday. The Marching Chiefs, Golden Girls, Cheerleaders, and numerous others were also present to show off their school spirit. The Greek entries visually set the tone for the day, with Sigma Nu Kappa Alpha Theta taking first place in the float competition and first place overall. " This was one of the best homecoming parades. There was a lot of spirit from everyone, especially the Marching Chiefs and cheerleaders, " said Candace Rodatz, sophomore, feature twiner of the majorettes. The week ended with the football team pounding Georgia Tech in front of 76,400 insane fans. " I ' m kind of glad it ' s over, the week takes so much out of me. In about a week I ' ll be looking forward to next year though because it ' s the most fun of the fall, " said junior Robin Black. Homecoming 17 One student hits the books while burning some calories. The second floor Cifecucles were a great ' lace to read a book or watch other people working-out below. This student is using the roman chair. The Roman chair is one of several machines that worked the abdominal muscle group. 18 Student Life Cham Pierre pushes it to the limit in the new expansion section. The 2400 sg. ft. expansion cut the long waiting lines down and gave more people a chance to work out. photo bv Jim Smitn VJ HIDING OF DREAMS On October 18, 1991, doors opened to the Dr. Bob E. Leach Recreation Center for all students. The Leach Center was named to pay tribute to the man whose motto was " caring and sharing " in order to respond to the needs of each student. During his years as Vice President for Student Affairs, from 1978 to 1988, Dr. Leach believed that concentrating on the social, academic, and personal experiences of students would lead to their success and growth. On September 15, 1995, an oil portrait of Dr. Leach was unveiled in the atrium of his recreation facility. Painted by Mr. Paul Houzell, students and stall felt as though it was the best addition in his honor. Since the center ' s opening, " Leach, " as it was commonly referred to by students, had become one of the most popular facilities on campus, whether to get into shape, or just to socialize. With such tremendous use by a vast majority of students, there was not equipment available for a workout during late afternoon hours. With a new expansion of 2,400 sq. ft., there was more equipment, which meant less of a wait. According to Peter Marra, Sophomore, " They needed more space, it ' s popular in the middle of the day, all the time. " With space seen as the Leach Center ' s biggest problem, Student Government, who contributed over $860,000 to Leach, tried to make the center more comfortable and less crowded during its business hours. " It has alleviated some of the space problems, but it remains crowded because it is a popular place to work out in, " stated Gei Nam Lim, Fitness Director. Students waited approximately six months for the $569,000 expansion to be completed. " I worked out at the Leach last year, it ' s a lot better, makes it easier so you don ' t have to wait in line as much, " stated freshman, Lyle Fictum. Senior Samuel Jean felt, " It ' s very good, it ' s too many people (in the main section), " while Junior Tilaine Menard stated, " It ' s more convenient, especially when the other side is crowded. " Majority of the students enjoyed the privacy of the new section, which allowed them to feel more comfortable while working off the day ' s meals or searching for the weekend ' s date. Leach Center 19 photo by Eric Johnson photo by Eric Johnson photo by Eric John The St. Mark ' s Trail allowed students a chance to be with nature and look at history in a recreational setting. Students used the trail to rollerblade, bike, jog, and even walk their pets. Instead ot cars and busy roads; turtles, rabbits, butterflies, caterpillars and a variety of plants surrounded the area. Having a more natural scene made it a prime spot to exercise in. " We go out there sometimes and run a loop. We start on the pavement and go for seven miles. Then we turj off on to the mountain bike trail, which gets us off the pavement and away from congested traffic, " said David Ogletree a member of the cross country team. " It ' s I change of scenery, you can get bored with downtown. " The sixteen mile trail was marked in both kilometers and miles to help people keep track of their distances or speed. The trail was also lined with safety phones, trash cans, and picnic spots along the way. One of the picnic spots on the trail ran through a small community consisting of houses, a baseball field and I rooster. At the end of the trail stood Posey ' s Oyster Bar and Riverfront Cafe. " It ' s a great environment to exercise in. It ' s well marked so you can pace yourself, and it is kept in good condition, " said Jake Winger, a industrial engineerinj student. St. Mark ' s Trail was used by about 200,000 community members in 1992 and the numbers increased each year afterward. St. Mark ' s Trail had been a hot spa since 1837. The trail was once a fast paced railroad that extended from Tallahassee to the sea. It was one of the first railroads under construction in Florida. Originally the " rickety rail bed " was for open freight and passenger cars. In the 1850 s the railroad was upgraded and began to ship cotton. In 1984, with the help of grass - rol campaigning by many individuals, the Florida Department of Transportation decided to turn the old railroad into the recreational trail. This idea of Rails — to — Trail was brought up by Dan Burton, who created the vision of an extensively paved trail. However no organization would take on the responsibility ot the project, so a coalition was started by Bill Allen. After some struggle with the appropriated funds, Florida State law professor Joe Beckham and Allen sat on the capital steps ant sketched what was to become a bill passed by senate to establish the St. Mark ' s Trail. " The idea first captured my imagination, it was a cool, neat idea. It is a vehicle for people to get out and stay healthy, " said professor Beckham. " I still ui the trail. I have a buddy, my wife, and we like the natural environment instead of choking on exhaust fumes. " The St. Mark ' s Trail Association, which was made up ot users in the community, held races and invited bikers and runners to participate in events. All the. money went to keeping the trail in good condition. At times community members would volunteer to help with maintenance and fund raising for the trail. Tl community took the responsibility of keeping the trail clean. " The community interest has grown so much in the last couple of years that the St. Mark ' s Trail has been sort of a hot spot for students to let loose of som energy, " said Jennifer Sheppard, a psychology student. " People seem to respect the grounds and enjoy getting outside. " A ) 20 Student Life (bottom) Tallahassee Residents share the road with students. The trail became an asset to anyone wanting a little exercise, (tfelow Left) Students were not the only ones who need exorcise. 9t was common to see man ' s best friend oat on the trail. (fSelow Right) A mountain biker heading back from an off -road trip. The paved St Marks trail connected to the Munson Hills off road trail. (Left) The trail is not only an outlet for stress, but a part of history photo bv Eric Johnson St. Marks Trail 21 OLD FOLKS AT The only time that students could be seen with their parents (besides graduation) and still keep their reputation on campus, was during parents ' weekend. For students, the idea of driving lour, eight, or twelve hours wasn ' t appealing. This way, mom and dad hop in the caravan for a weekend of shopping, barbecues, and football. For students, the weekends were the most financially devastating time of the week. After buying last minute supplies, lunches on campus, and CD ' s from the campus flea _ market, they ' re flat broke. So when the caravan arrived, the first thought was " free food! " One of the most popular attractions during parents weekend was the president ' s picnic. To show their appreciation for parental support, the University hosted an outdoor buffet. Filled with guest speakers and live entertainment, it was a relaxing way to have parents get acquainted with the administration. " I ' ve never seen the president before, this is a great chance to meet the faculty, plus I love the food, " said sophomore Willie Adams. Parents weekend became a tradition at the University not only because of its luncheons, but also because of its football. Similar to previous years, the Seminoles viciously defeated the Wake Forest Deacons, after a slow first quarter start. After the game, swarms of garnet and gold cars, vans, and trucks, crept up and down Tennessee Street looking for a spot to celebrate. Governor ' s Square and the Tallahassee malls became swamped with Seminole fans. Families loaded with up stickers, tags, flags, T-shirts, and sweat shirts to sport Seminole pride. In the excitement of the weekend Junior, Stacy Green said, " My parents love the weekend, especially the game; I think it ' s great to have parent involvement in the activities. " Senior Howard Thomas stated, " My uncles are alumni and love to come with my parents to see the campus. I ' ve been every year, and will definitely come even after graduation. " As the tradition continued, more and more students and alumni became involved in the activities, making it one of the biggest events on campus. Parents ' weekend is an opportunity to stock up on the latest Seminole wear. Qarnet and Qold and the tfook Store were filled to capacity. 22 Student Life Parents avid students feast before the Wake Jorestgame. The football game was considered by some to be the highlight of the weekend. photo by Brooke Bacon The Woontons do a little post game relaxation before heading out to dinner. 9t was important to squeeze as much out of parents while theu were in Tallahassee. photo bv Stacv Leigh Woontoi Parents ' Weekend 23 After a day at sea Jake Winger and some friends from west Point display their days catch. Although they did not break any fishing world records they all did manage to avoid getting sea sick on the deck. photo courtesy ol Jake Winger Students from Jlorida State, West Point and l$uchnell University meet on the beach for a week of life long memories. All over the tropics a common bond was felt between students trying to make the most of their week of sun. sand , surf and suds. 24 Student Life a j i IA u v V March 15, the Ides of March an important day not just for Julius Caesar, but for all students faculty, and staff of the University. This date marked the last day of classes betore Spring Break. It was a long awaited break for all, after toiling in class for two and a half straight months. Students had varied plans for spending their Spring Break, but all were alike in one aspect — they were happy to get away from classes for a week. Many students headed home for the break. This was a great opportunity to relax, recover, and get some good home-cooked meals. Going home also gave students the opportunity to visit with family and hopefully see some friends that they had not seen in a while. Unfortunately, many school, including the University of Florida, had different spring break schedules, so seeing old friends was not always possible. Sophomore Josh Clary headed back to Piano, TX, and really enjoyed himself. " It was the first time I ' d been home since Christmas, so it was good to see some family, hang-out with some old friends, and just relax. In fact, I almost did not want to come back, " said Clary. Another popular destination amoung University students was Panama City Beach. The attraction of the beach, thousands of students from across the country, and a relatively short drive was enough to attract many students, including freshman Bryan Dahler. " I had a great time. There were so many people here and so many things to do, it was impossible not to have fun. I kind of wish I could have gotten home, but I ' m from Cleveland, so this was definitely the next best option, " said Dahler. Some of the luckier Seminoles got to head off to exotic Caribbean locations for their spring breaks. Some of the destinations travelled to were the Bahamas, Cancun, Jamaica, or a cruise to some or all of these places. Sophomore Alan Matthews was among these students. He flew to the Bahamas to meet a group of Loading up on sun screen a little too late. Most students were invincible, but occasionally sunburn got to even the most die- hard spring breaker. Spring Break 25 photo bv Jake Winger Students enjoy turning it up at a night club. Spring break was not just about the beach and the sun, true college spring breakers did not sleep. 26 Student Life m mm V photo courtesy of Jake Winger ) £1 m I v j fill fMMMr old friends. " I had the absolute best time of my life in the Bahamas. I got to see some old buddies, expenencs a different culture, and sample every kind of rum known to man, " said Matthews. Some students, for several different reasons, had to remain at the University for their spring break. While this may not have seemed as fun as some other destinations, it was still a needed break. Brian Lucyk, a junior on the track team, had to stay in Tallahassee over spring break to train. " Well, yeah, I definitely would have rather gotten out of Tallahassee for spring break, but it wasn ' t that bad. All my friends on the team were still here so we still managed to have a pretty good time. Just being away from classes for a week is a good enough break for me, " Lucyk said. University students did many different things over their spring break, ranging from staying in Tallahassee to travelling to Caribbean beaches. While there was much variance between different students spring break experiences, they all had one thing in common — they were happy to get away from classes and the daily grind for a much needed week of relaxing. Jlorida State and West Point students form a team in the iSud wiser Amature Spring IQreak Volluball Ciassic in the Bahamas. The team was able to beat most of the challenging teams, and were defeated in the finals for second place. Spring Break 27 photo courtesv of 1 he International Center There were approximately 800 international students enrolled at the University from over 100 different countries worldwide. Almost one third of these students were married and brought their families with them, and many of these students came to the United States for the first time. The International Student Center was a branch of Student Affairs that covered all non-academic concerns of students. " The ma|or concern of the center is to advise students, help them with immigration, visitation of family members coming to the United States, and paperwork, " said director Roberta Christie. Outside of the all the paper work involved, international students found time for fun at the International Student Center. They participated in Global Gatherings, a weekly series of informal discussions and presentations organized to aid students and faculty in understanding the diverse cultures around the world. They had a Small World Speakers Bureau, where they were able to share their own customs and cultures with the community. The students spoke at Girl Scout meetings, retirement homes, classes at the University, and several other places. The International Wives Group met monthly to provide activities outside of the home for spouses of international students. These women participated in group discussions, demonstrations, and also shared the foods of their countries with each other. An international Friends Program paired up students with a person or family of Tallahassee. This program helped the students adjust to the culture and allowed residents of Tallahassee to meet and become friends with people from around the world. " This organization provides overall enjoyable and educational experience for the students and members of the community, " said Christie. Students as well as community members were able to make new friends from exciting places. Beyond Borders was a service exchange program also offered by the International Student Center. University students had the opportunity to visit Turrialba, Costa Rica, the University of West Indies in Jamaica, and Charles University in Prague. In this program, students stayed with a host in the foreign country for two to four weeks, and participa ted in volunteer community services in the area while they were there. This program was open to students and faculty interested in studying in other countries. ] in V J j (1 J I! Mini rnop ulluwu 28 Student Life ' ' Jar Left) University of Costa Rica students enjoying the Unity in the Community festival. (Left) A day trip to St. Qeorge 9sland gives the international students a chance to bond. (tfelow Left) Students taking part in the welcome diner for new students by performing international music (top center) One student participates in the Unity for the Community festival celebrated the diversity of Tallahassee, (center) international student center takes part in the Homecoming parade by proudly displaying the flags of many nations, (top right) Joseph M. Joseph helps decorate a cake for the Homecoming reception, (bottom) 9s it Marcel the monkey from Jriends? No, it is a random monkey with students from IQeyond order ' s program photo courtesy ot The International Center Int ' l center 29 Officer Russell checks a students registration after watching him blow through a stop sign to earn the only ticket of the night. Some students regreted meeting Officer Russell more than others. photo by Jim Smith T HIATCHA ' GONNA DO he following story was recorded and photographed on April 13, 1996. The photographer spent one shift with FSU police officer James Russell. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent. V 3:00 RM. Shift started. Day begins with paperwork. 3:10 RM. Officer Russell proceeded to the site of a noise complaint. A party was under way behind Salley Hall. Two officers contacted the parties involved and they agreed to turn down the music. No persons were cited or arrested. 3:15 RM. Officer Russell responded to a call from a Music department professor who had locked himself in his own office. An ex- tremely embarrassed professor was let out and his keys were returned to him. 3:25 RM. A traffic accident occurred directly behind Officer Russell. Officer Russell took statements from witnesses and started the paperwork. The case was turned over to the Tallahassee Police department since the accident occurred in their jurisdiction. No injuries were sustained. Both parties were at fault. 4:00 PM. Routine patrol. 4:25 RM. Officer Russell proceeded to the old Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house. The condemned building had been the living quarters for many of the local transients. Nothing was found in the building. Officer Russell takes accident reports from two I witnesses. Ihe JSIAPD consistently maintained a j sound relationship with students and the surrounding community. 30 Student Life Kussell makes sure the ISelamu building is not occupied after hours. When more than leamm took place in University buildings it was time for the JSIAPD to step in. photo bv Jim Smit. Campus Cops 31 photo by Jim Smith Officer Ru ell searches a nervous driver ' s car to check for illegal sub- stances. 9t is the officers ' job to be sure the campus is free from impaired drivers. 32 Student Life HATCHIA ' GONNA DO (CONT. 5:00 P.M. Officer Russell proceeded to Landis Hall to patrol the dorm. Officer Russell was the Adopted Cop lor the dorm. Police routinely patrolled the dorms to keep illegal activities such as underage drinking and marijuana use under control. 5:10 P.M. Officer Russell proceeded at a high rate of speed to a robbery call. A person tripped a silent alarm in a building behind Smith Hall. The person worked there and the call was a false alarm. 5:55 P.M. On routine patrol, Officer Russell observed some students trespassing on closed basketball courts. The courts had been the scene of a shooting earlier in the year. Since that time the courts had been vigorously patrolled to keep from happening again. The persons trespassing were asked to leave and complied. 5:50 b:08 P.M. Officer Russell investigated suspicious activity in the men ' s room on the second floor of the Bellamy Building. Numerous arrests have been made there in the past, although no one was arrested that night. 6:15 P.M. Officer Russell made a vehicle stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to make a complete stop at a stop sign. A check was run to see if there were any outstanding warrants on the driver (none were found). The driver was so nervous that Officer Russell asked to search his vehicle. The driver consented and the search was made. Nothing was found. The driver was given a warning. 7:02 P.M. Lunch. No doughnuts or coffee were consumed. 7:30 PM. Patrol. 8:00 P.M. Walking patrol of Broward and Gilchrist Halls. 8:40 P.M. Officer Russell responded to a suspicious persons call near Doak S. Campbell stadium. No one was located. 9:00 RM. Vehicle stop. No citation was issued, verbal warning was given . 9:48 RM. Vehicle stop. Driver failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Citation was issued. 10:41 RM. Officer Russell observed two persons climbing trees on campus with their dog. The persons were questioned about what they were doing. Their photo bv Jim Smith J). ' s were checked. It was found that the female ' s license was suspended (an Russell giving a warning to a careless . n rr , . ,., , , arrestaoie onense . driver Warnings served as good reminders that students were being The license was confiscated. No arrests were made. watched. 11:00 RM. Shift ends. Campus Cops 33 Johnson stes up for an indoor photo shoot. The Jadis team traveled to many locations to compleate the calendar. (Opposite Page) One of the modles has make up applied bu a member of the adis team. photo by Richard Johnson arvis Addison retouches some of the models photographs for the adis Qraphics calendar. More went in to the project than just snapping pictures. photo by Jarvis Addi: Richard Johnson and Nichole Lee during a photo shoot on St. Qeorge beach. Johnson and some friends started a company .Jadis Qraphics, and put together a photographic calendar over the summer. 34 Student Life photo bv Jams Addison ' JUST FIVE Summer jobs. . . just what students wanted when they would all rather be soaking up the sun. But for many University students, finding a job tor the summer was a must, whether it was needed to pay the bills, make the car payments, or have a little extra cash to spend. Some students settled for the typical job at the Gap, or worse, flipping burgers at a fast food joint. But others took advantage of some of the unique job opportunities available to college students. Susan Hood, an industrial engineering major in her junior year, accepted a position as a s ummer intern with Nestle in Syracuse, New York. She worked in the chocolate and confections division doing such things as manufacturing processes, production planning, quality control, and distribution. She received free chocolate when she went for her interview. The only disadvantage with this job was as Hood said, " I may come back fifty pounds heavier. " Other students received hands-on-experience in their professional field through summer internships as well. The Career Center was able to help students obtain these positions. One student interned with Tom Snyder on the " Late Late Show " which airs on CBS at 1AM. Another student worked at Callaway Gardens in Mexico. Internships were not the only opportunities available. Victoria Fuh, a freshman, volunteered at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. She served as translator for the Chinese women ' s soccer team and the Brazilian men ' s soccer team. She was able to qualify through her knowledge of both the Chinese and Portugese languages. Although she worked on a volunteer basis, housing and transportation were provided. It was definitely a once - in - a - lifetime experience. Other students held unique summer jobs which were perhaps more bizarre than desirable. Richard Johnson tested dog and horse urine (maybe flipping burgers is not so bad). He worked for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation under the department of laboratory sevices. The urine of animals used in races was tested to make sure they were not being abused. Some owners would shoot up the animal with drugs to make them run faster or to lessen the pain of injuries which should have been treated before forcing them to run again. This was a sampling of the various interesting jobs held by enterprising University students. They were willing to put forth the extra effort to find that perfect summer job. They did not have to look back on another wasted summer. Instead, they earned the money and gained the experience needed to continue their college education. Besides, it looked good on their resume. MARY SCATES Unique Jobs 35 K V mhS SmmiMi s .4X.1 mmr ' photo bv Jim Smith MTV came to the University in March, but its purpose was not party _ onented. In fact, it was not even music related. The " Choose or Lose " bus pulled in to help inform students of the November presidential election and show them how they could make a difference, he " Choose or Lose " campaign was designed to encourage those between the ages of 18 and 23 to get involved with the direction of the country Its main goals were to register students to vote and give them as much information as possible to make an intelligent decision. The registration was handled by members of FPIRG, who carried around clipboards and signed up as many students as possible. " I had always meant to get out and register, but when I had the time I didn ' t feel like running all over town. But since it was right here I took a minute and registered. It was quick and easy, and I probably never would have done it otherwise, " said junior Ryan Rasmussen. The newly registered voters, along with those already registered, then had an opportunity to get information on several of the candidates, including Democrat Bill Clinton, Republican Bob Dole and Independent Steve Forbes. Supporters of the candidates set up booths loaded with brochures, bumper stickers and buttons in an attempt to lure votes to their side. " I feel good about the fact that I got a chance to find a little out about each candidate ' s personality and goals. I am not much of a Newsweek reader and I can sometimes feel ignorant in political discussions, but now I at least now a little about what ' s going on, " said sophomore Charles Berry. No MTV event could be completely serious, no matter the subject. A television screen was set up that played music videos and pizza, hot dogs and drinks were provided. Nike also continued its popular ad campaign, as they had a booth set up promoting Ken Griffey Jr. for president. " He ' s my man. I want a guy who can hit five home runs in a league championship series. He ' s a shoe in, " joked junior Clark Kovacs. " Choose or Lose " spent several months touring the country making stops at several colleges and concerts, including Lollapalooza. Junior Jennifer Holder summed it up best saving, " It ' s nice to see MTV realize its effect on the youth of America and use it for good rather than waste it. It had a big effect on the ' 92 election and I expect to see even more in ' 96. " J J ) J h j ) ERIC JOHNSON 36 Student Life (Left) On its wag to the University the choose or lose bus makes a pit stop at the capital building. Mtv toured the nation in the choose or lose bus making stops at several universities and events like Lollapalooza ' 96. (IQelow Left) Several students stop to pick up propaganda from the QlmtonlQore campaign. 9n addition to the table promoting the President the Republican canidates also had tables to promote their canidates. (tfelow Right) Promoters from the Steve Jorbes camp take a moment to get to know some voters on a more personal level (bottom) Also in attendance was Nike pushing their candidate. Ken Qnffeu Jr.Suprismglu in a pole of students at the event Ken Qriffeu Jr. was a close second only to Iftobby l%owden. photo by Jim Smith Choose or Lose 37 ii For the first time since I came to school three years ago it seems as though Student Government is actually looking out for the students, rather than their own interests. They are sticking up for us and doing it in a way that I actually want to help. " The words of junior Ryan Rasmussen were echoed throughout campus during the spring semester as the Student Government formed a War Department and declared war on University Services. The War Department ' s first target was Parking Services. Senate President Rich Templin headed the charge for more parking and respect of students. Templin himself was rumored to have between $500 and $1000 worth of parking fines. " 1 think the parking situation is ridiculous. There are 30,000 students here and not near enough spaces for all of them. What makes it worse is that those who find spaces can still get screwed through rules that may or may not be clear, like when certain spaces are available to students, " said Templin. A main subsidiary of the War Department was the People ' s Meter Brigade, which took the time to feed meters either expired, or close to being expired, in an effort to save the students from getting a ticket. " The bottom line is that if students can avoid tickets, Parking Services will lose a big chunk of their income. Maybe then they will understand that we are serious about this, " said Templin. " I came back to my car after class and saw a slip of paper under my wiper, and I thought ' Damn, another ticket. ' When I grabbed it and it said that I had been saved by the People ' s Meter Brigade, I was relieved. It made me feel good about what Student Government was doing for me, " said junior Tom Pierce. The War Department also spent an afternoon lining the sides of Woodward Avenue between the union and the parking garage with signs that said " Honk if you hate parking services " and " Puck Farking Services " . " It was encouraging to hear how many students agreed with us and were willing to show their support, " said Templin. All the work paid off as Templin and the War Department were able to get a meeting with parking services and were given an opportunity to present a list of demands on behalf of the students to improve parking. Among the demands were signs posting the rules and hours of the parking garage, a grace period on all parking meters and allowing students without stickers to park on campus after 4:30 rather than 10:30 p.m. " We ' ll wait and see how the meeting goes, but we feel pretty confident with them knowing how many of the students support the War Department, " said Templin. The War Department also planned to go after Food Services, with the main objective of breaking the Marriott monopoly on campus. With the strength of the student voice behind them, Student Government finally lived up to its name. ERIC JOHNSON 38 Student Life Hadis Parker. Senate Pro-Tempore. offers his opinions on the demands of the war department. Due to Senate President Rich Tern pi ins ' excessive involvment with the War Department Parker was often left to run the senate discussions. photo bv Richard Johnson photo by Richard John Senate President Rich lemplin addresses the loor. Templin was the driving force behind the " Jar Department effort. A student senator describes his views on a motion, while the rest show their enthusiasm for his stirring speech. War Department 39 Circus Director Richard tSrmson announces awards. " The circus ' s smoothly running shows were the results of many months of planning. photo by Brooke Bacon " HAN A SHO yJJ ■ ' The Jack Haskin Circus Complex was a constant buzz of activity. On any given dav an observer might have seen a couple carrying equipment out to the tent, jugglers throwing clubs back and forth with unerring precision, or someone attaching safety lines to their belt before practicing one of the manv dangerous circus stunts. Often groups of performers gathered socially between classes. There were enormous amounts of work that went in to each show and people were always needed to help with anything from spotting at practice to sewing a costume. Their were always a few people hanging out doing homework on the sidelines oblivious to the chaos around them. Each time a performer attempted a routine thev heard the kev words " one, two, three, hup " followed bv the performer flying skyward. " When you fly from the sky pole somersaulting backwards, time seems to slow, " said performer Al Light. After a difficult aerial there was always the inevitable landing where two solid men holding the pole poised intent on the catch. When the flyer ' s feet finally connected and she was standing balanced back on the pole was when all the performers felt a sense of accomplishment. This sense of accomplishment was the only reward for these talented individuals. These students were not paid, nor given any student aid, yet many spent ten or more hours a week working, sweating, and practicing their hearts out. All this partly for a chance to perform two weekends in April, but mostly for the other opportunities the circus offered. " There isn ' t another aerial collegiate circus in the United States, " said |unior English major, Kent Perry " ' Flying High ' s ' uniqueness serves Florida State and Tallahassee in many ways, but the most important factor for the performers is the camaraderie. We do this because we love it — and each other, " said Perry. (continued on page 43) f -1 )jason Mooney juggling with pins, ' the jugglers used a vast array of props to display their skill, anything from torches to knives MICHAEL NAYLOPt 40 Student Life The balancing Team (Left to Right) Dayna Lassiter. Lisa Bergeron. Lou Eckert. and Lisa Bergeron display their flexibility and stamina. Each team went through their routine hundreds of times before it was ready for a show. photo bv Brooke Bacon photo by Brooke Bacon Matt Allmen the catcher and l eth QUI the flyer display perfect form in a classic circus act. the flying trapeze. l$ody positioning and grip were two key aspects that the trapeze artists constantly perfected Circus 41 Cjrom top to bottom) Lauren LaiAch, I3eth QUI. A I Light, Cris Qarrard, and Wil Raven horst perform a four high shoulder stand. The Teeter %oard learn put a great deal of faith in each other, because in many acts the other team members are their only safety net. fin the air) Al Light, (on the left) Cris Qarrard. Chuck Krigler. (on the right) Wil Ravenhorst, ason Mooneu, and l$nan Skala perform tandem jumps on the Teeter boards. Split second timing is was reguired for many of the circus acts. 42 Student Life MORE THAN UIST A SHOW The circus built trust upon which many strong friendships were based. " If it wasn ' t tor the circus, I wouldn ' t have a life, " said senior Chad Matthews. Indeed, many performers gathered at the circus lot even when they were not practicing, eager to see how other acts were progressing, offer advice, and catch up with the latest gossip. " The circus provides a sense of belonging. You are doing something other than sitting on your butt. You have something to do every day, something to accomplish. During a time when most freshmen are lost, circus freshmen are welcomed with open arms by the people who are going to become their second family , " said freshman, Kelly Richards. The circus was more than just a show, it was a complex social network, a family bound by a common desire to do the impossible. Having spent a day at the circus lot, one would have wondered how they did it. Having spent a week and one would have wondered if he could have done it. Having spent a year and one would have wondered if there was anything he could not have done. After all the hard work and exhausting davs, the circus performers always left with a smile, because they knew that they would be back the next day to push themselves again. .pi photo by Brooke Bacon Brooke Bacon (Left to Right) Lisa Munsen and Alison jrank perform tandem high wire splits. When perfecting a difficult maneuver the performers use a low wire to avoid injury. Circus 43 photo by Edward Shasek As students at one of: the best universities in the country, it was natural for Seminoles to love everything about their school and surrounding town; Realistically, however, Tallahassee did get old to even the most enthusiastic native. Day to day life in Tallahassee could be fun, and the crowds of students turning it up on Tennessee St. was typical of a busy college town, but everyone did need to hit the highway here and there to keep it interesting. When it was time to leave Tallahassee in the dust, students found many places in the surrounding areas that required their attention. Some students headed for the beach when the landlocked town just became to much to bear. St. George was a popular spot for sun worshipers, and was the home of one of the most untouched sandy beaches in Florida. Pods of porpoises were often found playing just a tew yards off shore in the deep blue water that surrounded the island. Students who liked the more urban beach experience drove the few extra miles to Panama City, one of Florida ' s spring break hot spots. PC beach also had the night life required to complete the whole beach weekend package that so many college students came to know the area for. " One night there was nothing going on in Tallahassee so me and a friend jumped in my truck and headed down to PC for the tail end of spring weekend. After talking our way out of a DU1 and picking up a speeding ticket on the way we hit two clubs before sunrise and were back in Tallahassee by 7am, " said junior, Eric Johnson. Road Trip destinations were not limited to the beaches surrounding Tallahassee. Other studen ts headed to the mountains or to their home towns for their escape. All of these diversions were similar in one way, sometimes there was nothing like hitting the open road with a couple of close friends. Some students did fly to their destinations, but the same feeling of leaving Tallahassee in the rear view mirror still applies. " When we got bored of Tallahassee, Booie and I just jot high as kites and headed off to Virginia beach one weekend just for the hell of it, " said one University Sophomore. In the local area there were many unusual things to see that many did not even know existed. Richard Johnson drove up to the Mariana Caverns for a trip down in to one of the many caves in that area. There were literally hundreds of sinkholes nearby that were perfect for an afternoon of rope swinging and cooling off. " My girlfriend wanted to go see the Mariana Caverns, because she heard about it from one of her friends. It was also a good excuse to get out of Tallahassee for a day, " said grad student, Richard Johnson. Some of the more distant destinations included trips down to South Florida where the more famous beaches drew college students from all over the country. South Florida was also a popular place to catch a cruse ship to the Bahamas or to take in a weekend of deep sea fishing. While down at the southern tip of Florida students were sure to take in the unique club seen of South Beach on Miami Beach. It was not hard to find a reason to take off for a weekend, it was just difficult deciding where to go. Most students choose the path of least cash flow, but others decided to blow the whole wad. Either way there is nothing like a weekend away to break up a long semester. n J J j EDWARD SHASEK V 44 Student Life (Left) A calm dag at St. Qeorge ' s island. This popular beach destination was home to many tfar-j$-Q ' s and picnic lunches, (tfelow Left) This rod sign is a unfortunate part of every road trip and a known depleter of food moneu. Students got more than gas on their pit stops along the wag, it was important to get a good caffeine fix before each leg of thejourneg. (ISelow Right) Richard Johnson enters one of the manu Mariana ' s Caverns. Mang of the hundreds of caves in the Mariana are have been closed off to public use, onlg a few of the largest ones remain open, (bottom) tddie and Kristg Shasek wait for a strike during a Lauderdale Ljacht Club Dolphin Tournament off the jt. Lauderdale coast aboard " Stream Jisher " . lohn Calvin won the " first puke " contest, and Steve Patton caught a twentg-five pound tuna. photo by Edward Shasel oto bv Richard Johnson TALLAHASSEE When the temperature rose and summer classes started in Tallahassee, a unique atmosphere developed. Students were more relaxed, class loads were lighter and the entire town was a little quieter. By spending a summer in Tallahassee a student could not onlv take care of his nine summer hour graduation requirement, but could also take advantage ot an opportunity to experience the University on a more personal level. Sure the summer semesters were a time when a student could get back on track lor graduation, but a student also had the opportunity to build a solid resume with a summer internship; maybe even make a little cash. During the summer there were less students in town to compete with for the few good paying jobs. With a lighter class load students had a chance to put in a few extra hours, and when that extra cash started rolling, it was not hard to find ways to spend it. When the weather was perfect and a Friday morning class got out early, it was very tempting to take off to the beach for the weekend. " All summer long I will be mixing sun with barley and hops, " said Junior Ryan Rasmussen. Although maintaining a decent G.RA. was on the back of all the students ' minds, the summer was a time to take advantage of as much of the outdoors as possible before the afternoon thunderstorms rolled in each day around four. Whether it was water _ skiing, hitting the beach, in-line skating, or just taking in the scenery on Landis green, the summer was a time to strap on some burks, sit by the pool, sip a cold drink, and forget about life for a while ... oh yea, and to study, a lot. ni EDWARD SHASEK 46 Student Life p ng some stairs in the Union. After 5 the Union served as a miniature mg park for some of the summer -sidents if Tallahassee. photo by Jim Smith Stopping to catch up with an old friend. Durring the summer it is easier to catch up with people, because there are less people around campus. Summer Life 47 pnoto by Jim smith photo by Jim Smi this page, (top left) The gladiator joust Students picked their opponents and battered each other until only one was left standing, (top right) A student takes aim in an attemp to impress some passers by. There was really something for everyone, no matter which sport was your forte, (bottom left) This climber looks like a pro as he scampers to the top. Some students had more trouble than others making it to the top. (bottom right) Students muster interest in a sales pitch to earn a free CD from Saturn. The true intentions of the sponsors was to achieve brand recognition, but the booths were informative as well, (jar Right) With no neutral corners these two students duke it out over who will buy lunch. The boxing event was a popular event to challenge a smaller friend to (right) This player hits four of five in jeep ' s three point shoot out. The event was a success, but no so crowded that you could not just step right up to any event. 48 Student Life 1 in u » u U v U award Shasek Annually the htness tour came to Tallahassee on its tour of college towns. The 1996 event sponsored largely by Saturn and Jeep Eagle Motor Companies promoted active life - styles and good health by providing events for students to participate in. It was not often that a student saw a thirty-foot mountain, or a boxing ring on the Union green. Students found that one random Wednesday became and opportunity to challenge their friends to gladiator style grudge matches in the name of good health. " When I discovered that all this was going on (the htness tour) I grabbed a tew ot my friends to challenge then to a boxing match, " said junior Ryan Rasmussan. Saturn had the intentions to give students a sales pitch on their latest models, but students took the free test drives in the 1997 model Saturn as more of a ride than a sales pitch. Many students took test drives in the four Saturns available just to practice their driving skills than to see how the cars handled. " After doing poorly on an exam, I wondered past the union without knowing about the fitness tour. A Saturn sales man asked me if I would like to take a Saturn for a test spin so 1 went ahead and took out all my frustrations on that poor little car, " said sophomore, Josh Clary. At the climbing wall students had the rare chance to try their out their talent for mountain climbing. Students were able to either race a partner or just practice on their own all for free. The wall climb was one of the more popular events, but some students preferred to stay closer to the ground. On the more terrestrial side was the boxing with oversized gloves, and the gladiator joust. Students gathered just to watch other students beat their peers off their posts. Most students were not aware that the event was going on, but by the early afternoon most students who walked through the union were drawn to the event. " I could not wait to challenge my friends to the joust, I saw the event on television and it look easy. When it was finally my turn I got my ass kicked in like thirty seconds, " said junior Clark Kovacks. The fly wall was another popular event. It was entertainment enough to watch students just trying to put on the clumsy velcro suit. Once the students were ble to fold themselves in to the suits thev flung themselves at the wall in many unusual positions. " The Fly wall was hard, I never seemed to stick to it, I guess it takes more practice than I thought, 1 think people thought it was pretty funny when I landed )n my head, " said junior Samantha Hollimon One of the benefits of attending a large university was the constant flow of promotions that target University students and give away free stuff. The fitness :our was an opportunity for large corporations to blanket the campus with their logos and samples, but students did not seem to mind the commercialism too much, ing out a survey or listening noddingly to a sales pitch was a small price to pay to gather tree food and drink from the event sponsors. photo bv Jim Smith photo by Jim Smith _ __„ ___ _ r An art student focuses his attention on shadows in creation. The contest was an opportunity to sharpen techniques Thisentru " Volcanic Man " shows the use of muscle in art. Most of the pieces reflected the artists ' personalities in some wau. Student Life ioto bv Jim Smith Ufa.ig ffl « photo by Jim Smith GROUNDWO 1 1 Art in Low Places " was put on bv the Union art center twice a year, and provided an opportunity tor students to express their ideas and talents in a public forum. During the event the 900 square feet that was the Union court yard was transformed into an array of work spaces for the over two hundred participants. During the competition the participants used about one thousand sticks of colored chalk to place their creations or reproductions of famous works down on the sidewalk to be judged. The competition was developed when Union Director Dr. Nancy Turner asked the Union Art Center to develop more arts programming in the Oglesby Union. At that point the Art Center ' s Director, Lydia Keith, and Union Associate Director, Bill Clutter, brainstormed with others to develop the idea of an open sidewalk chalk art competition. Since 1993 the event grew considerably in popularity. Twice each year the union was overrun with artists working diligently to draw attention to their creation. The competition regularly drew television coverage to the Union, an opportunity for student recognition and publicity for the University. In the Fall the event was coordinated with Parent ' s weekend so parents would have an opportunity to see the work of their students as well as the creations of the rest of the artists. There was an abundance of support tor the event by the University ' s surrounding community. Local businesses received publicity by donating many of the prizes for the winners. The winners received full color framed prints of their master pieces as well as the donated merchandise. The Union Art Center kept a record of all the works for their permanent art collection. These works were often loaned to various other departments on campus for display. " The Sidewalk art competition brings the artists together as a community, to share ideas and techniques with other artists, " said Union Gallery Director, Rachel Williams. The 1996 spring winner was Ken Vilano who won a $250 gift certificate from Bill ' s Art City, but his biggest reward was the opportunity express himself in public. " It is rare for artists, especially students to have EDWARD SHASEK Sidewalk Art 5 1 •. «• " . " I . » T ■ ■ - 1 - ' " lit ill., a : J is ?■ m » « I spite the fact that the letic department sived more publicity, ' the academic programs a , " J ft — »P Academic Edward ShaseSr, secti Notes In Space fLdw rd Sficise very graduate of the University has had a role model in Dr. Norman Thagard. A dedicated man, his land mark 115 day journey aboard the Russian Mir Space Station was the climax of years of preparation. After completing a pair of engineering degrees, Thagard went on to acquire his medical doctorate and become a decorated Vietnam fighter pilot. In his years as a Jet fighter pilot he was trained to kill communists, but the times have changed as he embraced his many Russian friends. In preparation tor his stay on the Mir Space Station, Thagard took a year of technical Russian. Being fluent in Russian was a requirement, even the difficult technical )argon, because the cultural gap was difficult enough. After Thagard had mastered the Russian language, he lived a year at the Cosmonaut Training Compound outside Moscow. From day one he was impressed with the Russian Space Program. Thagard was able to stud} ' things that only a few years ago were the most valuable of Russian secrets. The University was fortunate that in this revolutionized political climate Thagard was able to bring his new cosmonaut partners to our homecoming festivities, what Thagard calls, " The highlight of each year for my family and I. " The Russian cosmonauts enjoyed watching their first football game from the field in Doak Campbell stadium, and now associate being a Seminole as part of being American. Thagard feels that the University is unique, and said, " In tact, it has the advantages of a major research university yet never made me feel like a little fish in a big pond. I didn ' t lose my identity along the way. " He was proud to welcome the cosmonauts to his University atter they made him the first American to be launched in a Russian rocket. Not only was Thagard the first American to be launched in a Russian rocket, but he is also the holder of the space flight duration record. The most difficult part of his 115 days in space were " the three weeks in May when a treezer broke and we had little to do, as long as we kept k- 1 bus} ' there were no problems, " Thagard said. He was sent to study the physical effects of space HhR 0 k travel on the human bod} ' , but found that the psychological effects were the most difficult to deal H % f ■ -« F with. When asked it he wished he had brought anything else with him into space lie said, " II 1 mj %» ((U i] ( | nave brought my w lie I would have, other than that I would have brought a bigger variety of food. " Thagard enjoyed each one of his four missions into space, completing each one by setting a goal and going after it. Thagard is not the only high flying alumnus, Commander Winston Scott, a music major was turned on to engineering by his roommate. Scott was the second African American ever to walk in space when he went up in November of 1995. Both Thagard and Scott are examples of students who through hard work and achievement of goals brought the Seminole name into orbit. On each of their missions they traveled farther away from Tallahassee than most will ever get, but they remembered their Alma Mater all the way through. Thagard ' s advice to all graduates this past year was that " Graduates of Florida State can do what they want with hard work, just set some goals and go atter them. " Thagard and Scott started out just as many others have, and throught the achivment of goals showed the country what it means to be a Seminole. photo courtesy ot NASA photo courtesy of NASA Dr. Thagardf top) and Commander Scott (bottom) should he role models for all Seminoles. They have gone great lengths to personify what it means to achieve goals. r Every year Thagard brings his family to Tallahassee for Homecoming. It the parade he can feel the enthusiasm that makes Jlorida State unique. 54 Academics £7n the Russian JVlir Space Station Thagard studies the effects of weightlessness on the human body. thagard underwen t physical tests throughout his record setting 115 days in space. However, boredom was a much bigger challenge when work halted do due to a refrigerator shutdown in May. photo courtesv ot NASA IM photo bv IVeith Meter thagard gives a big " Chop " to start off the " State Pride in ' 95 " homecoming parade. I few months after his apearance at Homecoming, Thagard was given the key to the city for his efforts in the space program. photo courtesv ot NASA Winston Scott launches from Kennedy space center. During his mission he became the second African American ever to walk in space. Scott, once a trumpet player in the ' Jazz V$and, brought sheet music to the fight song with him in the shuttle as a tribute to his alma mater. Richard Johnson NASA Alumni 55 Taking the Driver ' s Seat -(Denise (Bed- djusting to lite in Tallahassee was just the hrst of many challenges that the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Donald Foss faced during the year. He also had to meet the faculty of the twenty-one different schools in the College of Arts and Sciences. When asked what attracted him to the deanship at the University, he stated, " FSU has a great sense of energy about its campus. It presents many opportunities, and there is an awful lot of loyalty here. That is terrific raw material for a dean to have. ' ' Foss felt that the University was a great opportunity for him, and said, " FSU was very attractive and challenging to me. It ' s challenging because the position opened up at a time when I was undergoing a major change in my lite — I needed to make a career decision because I had accomplished all I had hoped to at the University of Texas (Austin). Furthermore, I think FSU is aspiring to greatness, and it ' s a learning experience to be the dean at such a institution and department. " Foss came to the University after spending the previous twentv - eight years at the University of Texas, the last twelve of which were spent as the chair of the Psychology department. Through his studies at the University of Texas he had become one of the leading authorities on the study of the human brain. Originally, Foss obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota. He then went on to study briefly at the University of Texas as a graduate student. From there, Foss attended Harvard University as a Post-Doctoral student until a position in his field opened up at The University of Texas. Foss ' short term goals, both for the University and the College of Arts and Sciences included giving attention to one-on-one student faculty relationships. Small-group intervention was a goal, despite the legislature ' s and the Board of Regents ' laws for increased credit hours promoting timely graduation. He wanted to see better conversation taking place between faculty, departments and other groups in order to create an atmosphere for improved communications. In line with this factor, he wanted to add a few more classes, even at the DIS (Directed Independent Study) level. Foss also invisioned increased scholarship, research, and improved technology, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also encouraged the student body to help him by lobbying tor these goals " because they are the ones who directly benefit from it. " Some of Foss ' s long term goals included gaining better access to computer labs on campus. He also wanted to increase publicity He planned to " raise the flag ot the college and wave it around a little bit. " Foss hoped that the Alumni of the college would help to promote the image of the University in an attempt to elevate its reputation as one of the leading educational intitutions in the nation. Dr. Donald Foss |oins the University as the new Dean of Arts and Sciences. Foss came to the University from the University o( Texas where he was the chairman ot the Psvchologv Department. 56 Academics New Dean 57 A ' Junior lllison Qrahm discusses her career options with a Career Center advisor. Idvisors kept students aware of job market trends and new job openings. 58 Academics photo bv Brooke Bacon photo by Brooke Bacon Andrea Hamilton and her advisor look over different ways to customize her career 1 search. The most difficult step for •tudents was to start the search process. Preparing Futures £dzvard Sfiase ome students came to college to get away from home, some came to just have a good time. However, in the back of their minds somewhere was the desire to graduate and start a rewarding career. Between the first day of classes freshman year and graduation came the realization that college graduates face a very difficult job market. Rarely have jobs fallen in a student ' s lap. For juniors, time began to become scarce. While trying to pass classes and fill graduation requirements students felt overwhelmed, but there was help to be found. Many graduates bund out, and more and more undergraduates quickly learned, the Career Center offered unique opportunities to meet employers, develop relationships, and learn about themselves. The Career Center offered a few of these opportunities in the form ot its biannual Seminole Futures. The career exposition drew over 114 companies to the University all with hopes of attracting students to work for them. " It is rare to have an opportunity to talk with a company and find out what they can offer in a setting where they actually want to talk to students, " Michael Lawlor, president of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity said. Cory Ruth the program ' s coordinator said, " Futures is popular with Business students, but many of the companies who come want to see all types of majors. " Futures attendees got a good idea of what was available before hand through the brochures printed by the Career Center describing each position and what the companies were looking for. Students liked the relaxed and social atmosphere Seminole Futures provided. " It was much more relaxed than I thought, it was nice to have companies trying to convince me to join them for a change, " Joanna Wells, a senior, said. Michael Lawlor added that he was able to set up tour interviews by going through the entire Career Center process, " Once you get registered on the (Career Center ' s) computer system they do most of the work for you, it is much faster than trying to go see all the companies you like in person. " Myrna Unger, the associate director of business placement, recommended that stu- dents begin the process early " Come in and get registered during your junior year. It is good to start networking early because some firms start interviewing up to a year before graduation, " Unger said. The process would not work if the students registered too late. Choosing a career was a difficult decision, but with the help of the Career Center and some outside work the search was made much easier. Through excellent resources and a dedi- cated staff, the Career Center made the intimidating job market students faced this year a little easier to compete in. Wonda Damron wades through an overwhelming amount of reference material. I Idvisors often helped . students focus on their most important goals, i Career Center 59 Students use the theodolite to track weather balloons. Ihis was a common technique used to study wind patterns. 7. K. Hanamean checks out weather patterns on a vorticity map. ' the University maintained a working weather station in the Cove tfuilding 60 Academics - I i Smith Weather you Like it or Not Erica Teffi ost people had contact with meteorology everyday through television and radio, but Meteorology was more than just forecasting and broadcasting the weather. Dr. Peter Ray, head of the Meteorology Department, considered meteorology to be an " applied science. One that was extremely sophisticated, yet tangible and challenging. " The meteorology department at the University not only taught students how to forecast the weather, but it also gave students extensive training with computers. All meteorology students were required to obtain a working knowledge of computers. Students learned to write programs in the FORTRAN computer language and to study weather and climate on the departments KLIM A computer system. The department also housed a CYBER 930 mainframe computer, and they utilized network and telephone connections with mainframe computers throughout the University and the nation including the University ' s CYBER 835 and CYBER 850 front end computers at the National Center for Atmospheric Sciences in Boulder, Colorado. When the University announced it would join forces with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, it became even easier to say that a meteorology degree from the University was extremely valuable. Not only did meteorology students already have access to some of the most powerful computers in the world, but they would soon be able to use the National Weather Service facilities as well. It was planned that the National Weather Service facility would be built immediately adjacent and to the west of the Love building. " The best thing about this association will be all the additional outlets lor even more meteorological information, " freshman Travis Hyer said. The new building will house seminar, meeting and conference rooms, as well as research space, and the space necessary to carry out the coordination of multi-disciplinary tasks of the institute. It will also house the State of Florida ' s Climate Center. Weather issues that can addressed within the Institute that are unique to the university will be mechanical, hydrological, legal, social, agricultural and economic. In short, it will be an institute whose purpose is to understand and allow the weather, which, although responsible for much of the unique opportunities in Florida, can also bring incalculable losses. The Meteorology Department ' s technology and expertise was instrumental in North Florida ' s recovery from Hurricane Opal. Most of the cities devastated by this storm are still recovering. The Meteorology department at the university supplied continued support for these devastated communities through scientific and humanitarian support. A small yacht find a = unusual place to park in Shalimar, Jlorida. I Hurricane Opal _ stormed the coast § leaving trails of °- destrucion in its wake. Reaching Children Jennifer Jfionson- c Steve Rollin, a professor at the University since 1971, took an active interest in the communities surrounding the school and their children. He incorporated his research and graduate students into outreach programs lor both elementary school children and young teenage girls. The program goals for the children were relaxation, self-esteem, anger management, listening skills and drug knowledge. The project, Kids In Cooperation with Kids K.I.C.K., was funded by the city of Tallahassee. It was originally established as a way for kids to have a " buddy " or friend they could talk to. However the idea grew tremendously. The program not only allowed the children to make good Inends, it also began to teach them some of the basics for a happier lite. The way it worked was graduate students trained older adolescents who were approximately 13 to 14 years of age. The older children, after going through an application process, were then placed as role models or friends who were available to the younger children. Anyone could participate in the project, it was advertised through the Boys and Girls Club at the Big Brother and Big Sister site located near the Orange Avenue community. Dr. Rollin extended the project. Using the same ideas of peers helping each other, the " Great Girls " was created. It involved adding the issues of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases to topics that were discussed. The girls worked on an owner ' s manual for their bodies and learned pregnancy prevention. Funding for the project came from hours of research and application of federal grants. These particular projects were funded by the Government of Drug Free Communities and the U.S. Department of Education for drug free schools. In some cases similar to " Great Girls " funding also came from the University ' s out program. For students in the graduate program, these types of funding sometimes paid salaries. Often, however, students worked these programs for the mere experience to place as internships or volunteer hours. President D ' Alemberte tried to form a way for these volunteer hours to be documented so when students looked for jobs they could have an official transcript of their hours. The success factor in these programs was all positive, however for Dr. Rollin it was just one of many He participated in LEAA which trained parents in drug awareness. He also worked with Young Men Contraceptive, which involved men and their partners for more responsible ways in sharing. He traveled to Indonesia during the summer of 1995 through a contract with both the state government and the University. There he trained professionals to be counselors. He also gave lectures as far away as New Zealand. With all his contributions to both the University and people from all different types of communities, Dr. Rollin made a special effort for the children of the community. " I believe the future is invested in our children. Try to offer them hope and some self-esteem. It ' s the right thing to do, we know what things will help kids we just have to do it, if we can we are making a contribution to our future. " Students and the Children they help quickly grow close, impact made early in a child ' s life can be felt for years to come. ;- . " " £earning mental control over physical activity. ' The Mental discipline learned in this Karate class helped children to say no to drugs in their every day lives. 62 Academics photo bv Richard John Education 63 Expanding Horizons Edward Shasek. ince 1968 the Multi-Cultural Student Support Center provided opportunities for culturally disadvantaged students through the Horizons Unlimited program. " The program works by polishing raw talent, " Charles McGarrah, one of the program ' s directors, said. In essence, Horizons Unlimited was an alternative admissions program that hand picked students who had raw potential, and helped them adjust to university life. Often these students did not have the background in standardized testing needed tor admission through the normal channels. Admissions was not the only facet ot the program. It also included continued support tor its participants tor their first two years at the University Many ot the program ' s participants went on to earn top grade point averages by taking advantage of this continued support. Most of his students have only needed " the tlavor of success, " to get them on the right track, McGarrah said. One ot the program ' s many success stories was Hader Mahmoodi. He teels that what he benetited trom the most in this unique program was the emotional support he received. " Emotional support was given throughout the program by my one _ on _ one counselor, who becomes a sort of tather tigure, " he said. Some ot the participants in Horizons Unlimited were the first in their family to attend college, and felt the effects of loneliness more than others. Horizons helped to provide a smooth transition to the University tor these students. " Some high schools are weak in some areas. The raw potential is refined by the program, " McGarrah said. Through Horizons ' selection process students came to the University who might not have otherwise been able to succeed. Students were recruited by the center and offered full use of the facilities. Hader feels that the " rapport built through the program gives students a reason to put in extra effort. " One _ on _ one counseling is just one of the services provided through the center that increased student ' s potential. Students who actively participated in the Horizons Unlimited program were given correct intormation the first time as well as full use of center facilities. Honesty and integrity are the philosophies through which McGarrah and the center continually formed honor students out of students who might not have finished college. McGarrah emphasized that the program, " Brings students up to speed on computers, gives them the treedom to ask questions, and eliminates the intimidation ot mass counseling. " Horizons Unlimited ' s visions for the future were to cover all courses and provide tutoring to all students who want it, but that was a matter ot major funding. The center used the resources it had to continue to buy out classes that students historically have trouble in. They did this to customize these classes and provide more support and class meetings tor their students. This past year a Horizons unlimited section of MAC 1102 meet five days a week at the request of students who needed more opportunities to ask questions. The staff was success oriented, and continued to provide these services to disadvantaged students. The Multi-Cultural Student Support Center was a valued piece of a culturally diverse campus, and could only gain momentum with its landmark successes and continued support from the University. Charles JVlcQarrah advises ' Jorge Qomez. fAcQarrah personally advised any students that needed his help. photo hy Richard Johnson 64 Academics Jvicole Jitzpatrick and tjolanda Mewling help each other to achieve goals. The student staffed office made getting things done the priority, and red tape the enemy. J li cole Jitzpatrick makes use of the computer center. Computer based resources made the advising process even more streamlined. To avoid distractions piesha Jvelson uses music. Students liked to study in the support center, because their was always someone to answer any questions they had. Horizons Unlimited 65 It Smith House students enjoy dinner together. Dinner time was a good time to get to know other residents of the scholarship houses. 66 Academics More than a Scholarship ith the motto " More than a scholarship, " the Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) drastically changed the lives of many college students. The SSF started in 1949 with two college professors who wanted to help the financially strapped attend college. In this self _ help scholarship program , about 350 students lived rent-free in one of the scholarship ' s 21 houses, purchased and prepared meals, cooperative!} ' paid house utilities, and shared in household duties, the average savings for a SSF student was $4,863 over two semesters. Those students considered for this scholarship, demonstrated academic achievement, outstanding character, integrity, financial need, high levels of motivation, and were accepted into Florida State University, The University of Florida, Bethune _ Cookman College, or Florida A M University. After seven years of teaching ninth grade, in May 1988, Joseph B. Mizereck became the president of the Southern Scholarship Foundation. With his business strategies, empathy, vision, and heart for helping deserving students, Mr. Mizereck worked hard to keep the Foundation at its best. One of his goals was to get the word out to more and more students about this " best kept secret. " He wanted to further enhance the awareness of this scholarship program, making sure opportunities are given to help students develop talents and make contributions to society. Along with his wonderful office help and support from his assistants Angela, Elizabeth, and Angie, Mr. Mizereck was always willing to help any student, " I see this program as one of the best investments in education. But, unfortunately, there are always students with needs that we can not reach. One of our major goals is to help more and more students by a network of foundations. " A resident of the Smith Scholarship House, Rita Blanco, an international student from Costa Rica, understood the benefits of SSF " This is like heaven. I have everything that I need: commodities, facilities, and it ' s like a home away from home. Because I am self- supportive, the only way I could stay in the United States and study was to live in the Foundation. God has definitely ' blessed me by bringing me to this place. " V.rgina Perry, a junior Economics major first heard about the Foundation from a Seminole Ambassador tour she went on in the tenth grade, but did not apply for the scholarship until the second semester of her freshman year. " I moved from my dorm into Smith house scared to death, but ready to save some money. Since both of my parents are going to college as well, I wanted to get through college without either myself or my parents in debt. Since there are different cultures and backgrounds, things don ' t always run smoothly, but oth- erwise. photo by Juhe Bruno I ' ve learned how to work, clean, and live with people that I would not have met The staff is an important part of the foundation, president Joseph President Mizereck JWizerick makes sure could not have done that the students at the g it all by himself. foundation receive more cq than a scholarship. 4j Many of the students graduated with life long z friends. -§. S. Scholarship 67 Edwin V$ass, Administrator of Sport and physical Education, prepares for a class, lfyass was also an associate professor. (Jctss knows how valuable the Physical Education department ' s projects are to the University ' s community involvment. The p.E. Department ' s projects also brought world wide rcognition to the University. 68 Academics photo by Richard Johnson ' Jeff Duke, Director of special projects for the p. E. Department, gives final approval for the British Olympic teams ' gym times. The British Olympic teams ' visit was one of the bigger projects for the year. Developing Champions Denise (BeCL he Physical Education Department ' s Seven Special Projects began as a result of collaboration on behalf of the University ' s Physical Education Department and the administrators ot the Sports Administration program who developed a Center lor Sports Administration Projects. The three main objectives of the projects were to provide students with hands on educational experience, generate tunds lor the projects and make money available to create within the department assistantships for graduate students, and to provide a needed support service with other agencies. " The major question is whether or not the program is going to provide a needed service, " said Dwavne Johnson, the Chair ol the Physical Education Department. The first of the Seven Special Projects in the PE. Department was the Forest Meadows After School Program. In conjunction with the Tallahassee Department of Parks and Recreation, it included a curriculum for children, ages K _ 5, who participate in developmentallv appropriate activities. " The program has been very well _ received, " said Johnson. The second project was to host the British Olympic Team in Tallahassee. This collaboration was originally administered, during its first two years, through the Tallahassee Sports Council. During the past year the program was managed by the University ' s training center, and it provided an opportunity for graduate students to volunteer or receive payment as they gained valuable experience working in a training facility with athletes and equipment. The third project was the implementation of International Football Camps where International Sports Inc. brought European club sport players to Tallahassee for ten day camps. While at the camps, the players learned American style football techniques. Graduate students independently ran three scheduled camps—one camp in December and two in the Spring. During these camps, the graduate students were supervised by American high school coaches. The fourth project was the National Conference on Sport Administration, co _ sponsored by with the Florida Sport Association. The 1996 Conference was held in Cocoa Beach in past March. Dr. Johnson stated, " Our graduate students have the responsibility of marketing and advertising to the sport field of Florida in reference to education within those fields. This responsibility has given the program and the school visibility throughout the country. " The fifth project was the implementation of a Monitoring Program in which various sport agencies have provided the department with funds and have additionally provided graduate students with internships. These internships have allowed the students to gain consecutive course credit while working within the agency during the year. These internships mentorships have been available for students at the Masters or Doctoral levels. Dr. Johnson said, " Our goals are to have mentors in the near future. " I ZZ. . . , GREAT BRITAIN The sixth project was entitled The Sports Administration Certification Program, and was structured for students in Great Britain who wanted to learn more about the sports field beyond the training they were receiving at that time. The program was implemented at the University ' s London Center, and the Dean of Sports Administration had been working with facilitators and the Center for Professional Development. The seventh project was entitled The Physical Education Sports Program, and was a collaborative effort with a group from Thailand. The Thai delegates were concerned with their National Adult Program and their K— 12 physical education programs as well. Their intention was to rectify issues of health among their people. Dr. Johnson and staff worked with these delegates of the Thai National Government and proposed talks convened at the University in January. " This project holds the opportunity for FSU to host their trainees and work with them through the internet— FSU will have fed this information at them to their Bangkok Ministry. " He further stated, " We foresee this as an opportunity for greater involvement on behalf of our faculty and graduate students as with all seven of the Physical Education Department ' s Seven Special Projects. " OLYMPIC CAMP TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA 1995 RE. Department 69 Parting the Red Sea ( Eri(qi diitr- he University alwavs prided itself on the extreme talent that its science programs possessed. Through Dr. Nof ' s collaborative effort with Hebrew University Professor Nathan Paldor a theory was developed which could explain scientifically the biblical Parting of the Red Sea. After being nationally recognized both in The New York Times and by being published in the Bulletin ot the American Meteorological Society, Nof was selected to travel to Japan on a distinguished fellowship. This great honor was bestowed upon him in July of 1995. He was chosen to participate in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship at Hokkido University in Sapporo, Japan. The JSPS was the most prestigious fellowship in Japan, because it was created by the Japanese government. All participating projects in the JSPS were funded by a subsidiary of the Japanese government. " I am looking forward to working with my Japanese colleagues on the Western Pacific Ocean which has a direct impact on the climate of the entire globe, " Nof said anticipation of his trip to Japan. JSPS conducted two programs, a short and long-term program, under the invitation Fellowship heading. These fellowship programs were established in 1959 to promote international cooperation and mutual understanding in scientific research. The programs allowed Japanese scientists to invite fellow researchers from other countries to Japan to participate in cooperative activities. They presupposed the existence of contracts between scientists in Japan and other countries, a condition considered favorable to the promotion of future scientific cooperation and exchange. The short _ term program, for which Dr. Not was chosen, was for inviting a leading scientist or authority in a field, similar to a winner of the Nobel Prize for physics, medicine, etc. While attending the short-term program Dr. Nof participated in discussions, attended seminars, gave lectures, and perform experiments. While at Hokkido University Dr. Nof studied the exchange of water between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The flow ot water between the Pacific and Indian Oceans occurs through the Indonesian passage. This area was considered to be extremely important to the world ' s changing climate, and Dr. Not was proud to be a part of this valuable research project, and to bring world wide recognition to the University. photo courtesy of FSU I ' This series simulates the development of a wave in the gulf of Suez that could explane the biblical parting of the Red Sea. Wind from a tunnel blows the water back in to a wall. 70 Academics photo courtesy of FSU photo Lab Dr. flof was one of the few recipients of a Japanize fellowship normally reserved for Nobel prixe winners. The ocean currents fiof studied in ' Japan affect climates spanning the entier globe. Oceanography 71 A Tradition of Excellence - " Edward Shasei he Theater Department, consistently ranked in the top ten theater programs in the country, developed the raw talent or its students into accomplished theater professionals. The department put on a series of Mainstage productions that were done with a professional style. Students were drawn to the department from across the county to be a part of such an excellent program. It was not only the students who considered the theater department one of the best in the country. U.S. News and World Report ranked the department in the top ten in the country three consecutive years. The department was characterized bv its ability to draw an audience on its reputation of excellence. The Opening night tor each of the Mainstage shows received good reviews from the students, season ticket holders, and surrounding communities. " A combination of students and faculty contribute to the top ten ranking, " said Patrisha Marshal, publicity director for the school of theater. The school of theater maintained a continuous rotation of classical plays that called for one every four years. " Antigone " by Sophocles was put on as one of the classical productions. The department was skeptical about how it would be received by the students, but it came to be one of the most successful production of the season. " We were nervous about doing a Greek tragedy, because who would want to come see it? But the original adaptation of Sophocles ' s ' Antigone ' was a resounding success, " said Marshal. The other shows were Good News, The Shaughraun, Dancing at Lughnasa, Merrily We Role Along, and Lips Together Teeth Apart. Aside from producing a successful Mainstage series, the department also sponsored Theater Southeast, a professional theater project. The project gave students an opportunity to act with professional directors and designers. Theater Southeast began with workshops over the summer where the students worked with a group of very distinguished faculty professional actors, designers, technicians, and dramatists. It was also the first year that the long standing London Study Program really took off with remarkable student interest. Students who planed to go on to focus on acting could gain their Masters of Arts with a focus on acting at the University Theater Department branch at The Osolow Conservatory in Sarasota. " The School of Theater is one of the Jewels in the University ' s programs of excellence, " stated The State University System Visual and Performing Arts Review. " The School of Theater at Florida State University is the flagship program in theater in the state of Florida and is rightfully recognized as an excellent program, " stated the National Association of Schools of Theater. hoto courtesy ot FSU School ot Theater tfottom Ceft: (left to right) Stacy Martin, ' Jason Rowland, ' John Holley, JVlichael Hunsaker, and ' Jennifer Swiderski dancing in Merrily We Roll Along. Musicals requier even more effort and talent than most productions because of the added song and dance training required. Chelsea Doherty (left) and Jelisha Norman (right) appear in Sophocles ' s Intigone. The intricate costumes were just a small part of Antigone ' s resounding success. Ibove: Michael Hunsaker with an ' motional catch in Cjooci News. The cast felt that good Mews was me of the most fun shows to work m, because the cast really worked veil togeather. Hight: Conn, the Shaughraun (played by Preston, right) helps his old friend Jfolliott (Culley ' Johnson, left) escape from prison in The Shaughraun. Theater 73 Dr. Charles Jigley contacts his team on the internet. A network of therapists throughout the country administered aid to Oklahoma City within two hours of the disaster. 74 Academics Reaching Out on the Internet 9 [aomi %ost n April 19, 1995, America was shaken by a viscous terrorist attack on a federal building in Oklahoma City. Hundreds of people were killed and the lives of the surviving citizens were dramatically changed. All over the country groups were organized to give aid. One very unique organization was founded by University Professor Charles Figley, its name was the Green Cross, and both its purpose and the wav it was founded were unusual. Charles Figley was a traumatologist, the ideal person to be helping out with the tragedy, which he felt was especially terrifying because of the fact that it was citizens bombing citizens much like a civil war. Just a few hours after the bombing, he began talking to 1000 of his colleagues around the world over the internet. This group held a forum to decide what to do. In one week they come up with the idea of the Green Cross. The founding purpose of this organization was to go in as a second wave support group after the Red Cross. They would certify trained psychologists in the area of a disaster as traumatologists, and then allow them to counsel their neighbors. Within one week this huge program for sociological assistance had been organized. This was a ground breaking achievement, and nothing like it had ever been set up purely over the internet before. Since this group had been organized over the internet, help came from several different countries including England, France and the Netherlands. The group as a whole decided on the name Green Cross, which Figley explains has a special meaning. They said that since they wanted to represent the long term healing they needed a soothing color like green. To them, it represented healing because it was an excellent indication that things, such as grass, are healthy. Among Charles Figley ' s other achievements were the founding of both the International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress and the Family Research I institute at Perdue University. He also was a qualified psychologist, social worker, and Family therapist. In 1996 he also was working on a web page to offer information and support to the family and friends of those who were in Bosnia and he had hoped to expanding the Green Cross into Florida. Green Cross 75 Marking a feature to be photographed at a mission sight. This process kept track of artifacts during the A student marks sight elevation with a laser transit. Ut was very important for students to learn to be meticulous while recording exact three dimensional locations of artifacts. photo bv Jim Smith Students gather information about floral and faunal remains with a water screen. This gave archeologists insight into ancient diets. 76 Academics photo bv Jim Smith Digging into History - " Eric Johnson- photo by Jim Smith he Archaeology Department continued the University ' s strong tradition of preparing students for the real world through its nationally recognized field school. " First and foremost, the purpose of the department is to get the students formally educated in field methods that they can use in careers in the future. The first stage of this education is the field school, " said Dr. Rachelle Marrinann, director of the school. The field school was located on former University of Florida President Stephen C. O ' Connells farm north of Tallahassee. The farm sat on a former site of a Spanish Mission, which dates back to between 1633 and 1704 when the Appalachee Indians were missionized by Spanish Franciscans. The students worked hand in hand with the instructors to learn proper field and recovery techniques. " We have to start the semester out slow because we have so many inexperienced students that want to learn and we have to be careful not to cut them short of anything. As the semester goes along, they learn more and we move at a faster pace, " said Marrinann. The class worked mostly on the site of what appeared to be the old church of the mission. In previous years, what was probably the rectory was the main focus, but that switched upon the discovery of the church. " The structures are made out of waddle and dab clay with a satch roof. Dab clay is a clay that is put over grape vines for strength. We mainly find beads used for glass trade, native pottery and material from Spain on the sites. It is not unusual to find arrowheads as well, " said Marrinann. Some of the better pieces were put on display on the ground floor of the Bellamy Building in the Archaeology Departments display case. There was an eclectic collection of students in the classes. Some took it for fun or because friends had told them how interesting it was, while others took it in preparation for a future in archaeology. " A lot of the students use the experience in an attempt to get employed with Park Services or private contractors., We do have some who take it because they know it will be a cool class, " said Marrinann. Marrinann had been teaching at the University since 1984, and looked forward to working at the sight for years to come. " I hope we can be out here for another decade, at least. There is so much to learn and I think it will be a while before the site is exhausted. It is exciting to see students react when they find pieces, it really is worth it. " Dr. Rochelle JVlarrinanne, the on sight archioligist, records excavation information in her field notebook. Anthropology 77 Masters Students Interactive Edward Sftasef As technology progressed, it was hard tor the laymen to keep up with the cutting edge, but the Master ' s degree program in Interactive and New Communications Technologies did not have that problem. They became the cutting edge which the rest of the interactive community raced to keep up with. At the program ' s conception by Dr. Edward Forrest there were only five other programs like it in the country. The program, coupled with the Interactive Lab, brought distinction to the Communications department a nd the University. " The Lab provides a vehicle to move the Communications Department into the next century, bringing attention to the Univer- sity and the Department nationally. Many new applicants to the Masters program are drawn exclusively by the Lab and the opportu- nities it affords them, " said Professor William Coble, who ran the Lab. The most unique feature of the Lab that allowed it to remain on top of the more than seventy-five labs like it, was its dual purpose. The Lab not only allowed students to participate in research, but it also gave students an opportunity to gain experience in a very competitive field. " The Lab focuses on production and research, " Coble said. Students had direct contact with the day-to-day in depth study of new technologies and theories, as well as the opportunity to take on projects of their own if research was the avenue they waned to pursue. However, if students wanted to prepare for a career with an industry leader, they took on a outside project. When the Lab was commissioned to develop a web page for a growing business or when a large institution wanted to employ the Lab to develop an interactive CD-ROM, the faculty turns to turned students. By the time they graduated, any student who had the initiative could have spear headed one of these projects and added it to their portfolios. In such a results-oriented field, the portfolio became the ticket to a good job after graduation, even more than a flawless grade point average. It was one of these projects that helped to develop the Lab soon after its conception. An interactive CD - i tor middle school students to use to learn math at their own pace provided the funds to get the Lab off the ground. The University only provided the space for the Lab to occupy By maintaining this Lab, the University also maintained its place as a top research institution. Interactive technology was becoming more prevalent in the average household, " E-mail has become common in the average home, and the interactive Lab is striving to bring more of these developing technologies into common use in the World, " said Coble. two students utilize the new computers in the library, the basement became a popular place after the additions, with students doing their homework or browsing the web. 78 Academics i photo by Eric Johnson Eddie Shasek explores the University web site for information on upcoming campus events. The web site would go hand in hand with the CS Rom as the site contained an on line application which could be filled out after viewing the campus thr ough the disk. Jvot only did the University look to provide technological advancements to potential students but current ones as well. The University installed over WO new computers in the library basement with full internet and telnet access. photo by EncJohnson Interactive Lab 79 Fifty Years Later... Mary Scoter ost universities had distinguished professors on their faculties, but very few could boast of having a professor who was directly involved in something as important as the Manhattan Project. Dr. Ray Shehne, a professor at the University for forty-five years, worked on the top-secret project which resulted in the explosion of the first atomic bomb, from January 1943 to March 1946. Dr. Shehne graduated summa cum laude from Bethany College in January 1943 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He was soon contacted by Harold Urey who won the Nobel prize for discovering deuterium. Urey offered Shehne a job with the Division of War Research at Columbia University The job turned out to be on the Manhattan Project. While at Columbia, Shehne worked on the separation of Uranium 235 from Uranium 238. The separation would provide the fission needed for the explosion of the atom bomb. Later, he was transferred to Los Alamos, New Mexico. There he began work on the bomb mechanism, specifically the method by which the fissional material would explode. Shehne did not actually witness the first test explosion, but he does have a piece of glass that was formed as a result of it. When the bomb exploded, the heat was so intense that the sand in the desert of New Mexico melted, forming a grav _ green glass. After Shehne completed his work on the project, he went on to earn his Ph.D. in chemistry at Berkley. He spent the following two years as an instructor at the University of Chicago. He then became a professor at Florida State University, where he has been ever since. He is a part of both the nuclear chemistry and physics departments. His field of research is nuclear science. Dr. Shehne said that work on the Manhattan Project " changed my whole life in many ways. " It helped him narrow his scientific focus to nuclear physics and energy. It also heightened his concern for the potential danger of nuclear energy. He was able to share this awareness with his students. He told students that nuclear energy " has the possibility, if in the wrong hands, tor men to commit global suicide. " He tried to demonstrate to his students what must be done to avoid these " dire consequences " . He did believe that the atom bomb did not only bring destruction. " It is like a two edged sword which can either create or destroy. When used in war, it is incredibly destructive, but it can also be used to produce electricity and can be used in the field of medicine, " Shehne said. Dr. Shehne ' s attitude toward his work on the project was one of ambivalence. He thought it was important for the war effort. He was afraid that Hitler would get the atom bomb before the United States and use it to dominate the world. But on the other hand, he was aware of the great potential danger the atom bomb held for mankind. 80 Academics n Sheline is dedicated to the University ' s pursuit of excellence. 1996 was the 50th anniversary of Ail ' s historic work on the Manhattan project. Manhattan Project 81 Ihe Center for Civic Education. A gathering place for participating students. Dr. Payne looks into the future and envisions a influx of students participating in Civic Education. Civic Education adds depth to a students education. photo by Jim Smith 82 Academics Center For Civic Education Susan Nod- photo by Jim Smith the director of the Center for Civic Education can say that he is " sure " ' about the value of l rticipant education. {trticipant education as a key function of the Center for Civic Education n 1994 the Center for Civic Education and Service was established at the University. Although there were manv programs involved at the center, its primary purpose was to involve students with the community. " We provide students with opportunities to get involved...to give them a better understanding of their community, " said Dr. John Payne, the director of Service-Learning. There were over 120 courses offered at Florida State that incorporated service-learning in their curriculum. Most of the services students provided through this organization were volunteer operations. However, this did not mean that the time students devoted to the organization went unnoticed. Through a program called ServScnpt, students were able to record the number of service hours they completed on their official transcript. So not only did service provide students with a unique learning experience, it reflected on their academic transcript which helped graduating seniors get jobs. There were several different projects directed by the Center for Civic Education and Service. To get an overview of serviced opportunities throughout the University, as well as local, national, and international opportunities, students could visit the Clearinghouse. They had a database of service opportunities that quickly and easily linked volunteers with projects similar to their interests and sched- ules. The FSU Alternative Break Corps was the local chapter of the National Break Away program. This program focused on service projects for students during semester breaks. Project Amistades was organized to help the peer migrant work force in neighboring Gadsen County. Most of the migrant workers were Hispanic, uneducated, and spoke little or no English. Students who volunteered with Project Amistades offered in school tutoring and outside recreational activities to the children of the community. Another important project advocated at the center was the Frenchtown-FSU Project. This service-learning project was funded by the Corporation for National Service. Irma Jamison, the coordinator of the project explained that " students who want to get involved work with non-profit organizations in the Frenchtown community. " Some of the groups students worked with were the Boys and Girls Club, Boy and Girl Scouts of America, Catholic Social Services, as well as nursing homes, elementary and middle schools, and many other organizations. Florida Learn Serve, sponsored by the Department of Education, and funded by the Corporation for National Service was also housed at the Center for Civic Education and Service. Florida Learn Serve encouraged and supported school and community projects to help K— 12 students get involved with their community This organization served all school districts throughout the state with grants for service projects. While faculty and students found that becoming involved in the service _ learning programs was time consuming, almost all who were involved agreed that it was a rewarding experience. What students gave to the community was an experience that few were willing to give up. " We ' re building another winning tradition herc.strengthening and enriching the education of our students, " President D ' Alemberte said. C. Civic Education 83 ' the University law school is joining the ranks of the most prestigious law schools in the country. Caw students were in constant pursuit of academic excellence. " ■ 1 84 Academics Winning in the Big Leagues Edward Sfiaszk efore 1996, the members of the Law School ' s Mock Trial Team had gone without national recognition, but for the hrst time the team was invited to the Criminal Justice section of the American Bar Association ' s National Mock Trial Competition. This was one of the annual mock trial competitions held around the country. Invitations were reserved for the best teams in each region. It was an honor just to be invited to one of these competitions, because an invitation to one opened the door to the entire circuit of national competition. At th e competition, the Mock Trial Team not only experienced their first national competition, but thev also took top honors in the overall and best advocate competitions. Other teams represented included Harvard, The University ol Florida, Howard, and John Marshal . The competition was set up tournament style, each team tried the prepared case live times in Iront ol five different judges and against five different teams. Each time the University team came away victorious, winning three defenses and two prosecutions. The judges did not know which school a team was from until after each trial to ensure the students were judged specifically on their performances. Each team was comprised of two advocates, or attorneys, and two witnesses. Ronetta Lewis and Lenitra Sanchez posed as the advocates, and Patnsha Uhng and Keith Kyle were the witnesses for the team. Lewis was recognized as the best advocate in the nation. " Of the twenty-four regular members of the Law School Mock Trial team four were selected by the faculty and their peers to represent the School in Chicago. I am very proud of the team, they deserve the victory after all their hard work, " said Mock Trial Coach Ruth Ezell. The team had to be prepared to take the delense or the prosecution at a moment ' s notice. Right before each of the five trials in the competition the team was notified which side of the issue they would be representing. For this kind of preparedness the team spent weeks before the competition reading over the case and practicing scenarios to keep prepared. This included sixty hours during spring break right before the weekend long tournament. " The most difficult aspect of the competition was the fact that we had no idea what tactics or angles the other teams would take, it was also the only thing we could not fully prepare for. It was also interesting to see the other schools ' techniques, " said team member Ronetta Lewis. One of the hidden benefits of being invited to the prestigious competition was the opportunity to network with the Law community of Chicago, as well as the members of the American Bar Association. Both Lewis and Sanchez were invited to return to Chicago, their hometown, to ask questions and possibly interview after graduation. The dedication of the Mock Trial Team is added to the national recognition of the University, as well as provided opportunities for its graduates. Mock Trial Team 85 Teaching a Love for Sound " Edzvard Shaszk he Godfather " , " The Hand That Rocks the Cradle " , and " Dolores Clairborne " are just a few of the many movies that sound mixing genius and University Film School Professor Richard Portman has worked on. He has been nominated eleven times for an academy award and won one for his work on " The Deer Hunter. " " This picture was so successful because it had a story with which the people would identify with " said Portman. " Unlike manv movies in Hollywood nowadays which are strictly done for commercial purposes. " The evolving sound level of movies was another factor that he felt affected the quality of films since his early years. He felt the movie industry had lost taste. " A movie is a talking book and dialogue should be king, and it ' s not. " In other words, the dialogue tendes to be lost in the loud gun shots or pounding music in the background. Fortunately for the University it was these loud Hollywood films that brought Portman to the film school. Portman, who retired at sixty-one, wanted to teach oncoming generations how tasteful movies were made in his days. " The people who originated the movie industry in the early 1920s, they were a bunch of geniuses, but they all died and didn ' t leave any knowledge " Portman said. " Unfortunately, the people that tilled in the void are strictly money. " Portman was still optimistic about the film community in New York. He felt New Y)rk still embodied the original spirit of film making. " In New York you get what we call an artistic mix. In California, where the factories are, you get an assemblv. " Portman came to Tallahassee to instill the same artistic mix he found in New York. He played an important role in the funding of the film school. " I ' ve had a relationship with the Florida State University since 1984. I know these people and Tallahassee is a great place to live for folks like me, " said Portman. For Portman, there was no better way of spending his retirement than spreading his talent to students who were preparing to enter the film industry. " When you teach, you affect the next seven generations. Teaching is probably the most important thing you can do. " Kichard Portman was a valuable addition to the University film school. In integral part of the Jilm School is for students to gain hands on knowledge. y tfr taS ' « photo bv 86 a CADEMICS Portman diligently perfecting a sound effect for a film. Dedication to his craft is what brought Portman to where he is today. Richard Portman Florida State . n London .Jane fielding -Heather fAie andex- A man bored with London is a man bored with life. " - Samuel Johnson Everyone was crabby from the plane ride. But what could be expected from a group of fifty people who had just flown eight hours and were met with another six hour time difference? But as the bus crossed up and over the bridge into London, and the Tower appeared on one side with a view of the city on the other, the reality of what was about to take place struck home. " London really is another world. The sky is overcast most of the time, and all the buildings are covered in carbon dioxide. Everything around you takes on this black, fuzzy dimness. It is a very eerie, almost chilling, effect, " said Heather Alexander. The first thing everyone did when they got there was locate and move into their flats. There were fifteen different flats, so there were either three or four people to a flat. In London, a flat is the equivalent of a two story condo. The first night, the program organized a trip to see The Who ' s " Tommy " . The ticket prices were considered by many to be unbelievably reasonable for students. What would have been a sixty dollar ticket, or more, on Broadway was only fourteen dollars. The theater in London was one of the main sources of entertainment. The English went to see plays as often as Americans went to the movies. Some students estimated that they had been to between twenty to thirty shows. The University program was wonderful about trying to open its participants up to different experiences. They had field trip after field trip to everywhere from Stonehenge to the Roman baths to Stafford upon Avon to Parliament. And those were just the program ' s trips. Each of the individual classes had their own agenda and set up their own trips. For those who still hadn ' t had enough, every differen t kind of walking tour imaginable, from The Beatles to Jack the Ripper, was available. The usual course load was two classes, or six hours, but students could take up to nine hours if they wanted. The program offered such classes as Shakespeare, English History and British Life and Culture. Students went to school from nine to five, every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Wednesday was reserved for program trips and Fridays were off so everyone could travel. On the weekends, everyone left. People went to other cities, even other countries. Paris, Amsterdam, and Dublin all were popular destinations. Heather Alexander remembers her favorite excursion, " The best side trip was the one to Dublin. My two roommates and I flew over for a four day trip. The first thing we did when we got there was go to the Guinness factory They give you all these samples of the different kinds of beer they produce. It really was some of the best that I had ever tasted. We had no idea where we were staying, so we ended up walking around Dublin on a bar crawl. That ' s where you go from bar to bar to bar, and at Shelley Hayhurst sits in a tree in Hyde park. Hyde Park was a popular place for visitors and natives to take a break from city life. 88 Academics Buckingham Palace, the weekday home of the Queen of England. On the weekends the Queen resided in Windsor Palace out in the countryside. photo bv Stacv Leigh Woonton Parliament houses the government of the United Kingdom. Vt was interesting for students to experience life in a country with a different type of governmental system photo by Stacy Leigh Woonton Study Abroad 89 The Changing of the Quard, a celebrated event in the city of Condon. Students were able to establish a respect for the traditions of the city. Har rod ' s, a store with everthing imaginable. Spending money was easy in Condon, with some of the finest shopping in the world. 90 Academics ' orida State London Continued photo bv Stacy Leigh Woonton every different one, they put on a different play by a different famous playwright, and serve you his favorite drink. Some of the plays were comedies, and some were tragedies. The thing I remember most was that there were a lot of drunk, Irish playwrights! We ended up staying the night at the youth hostel. " The next day we decided to ride the DART as far north as we could. We got off, and just started hiking. We ended up in some rhododendron garden on a island in the middle of a lake. It was misty and cool and one of the most surreal experiences I ' ve ever had. Absolutely stunning. " The next day we took the DART as far south as we could. We had heard about a waterfall that was supposed to be beautiful. We rode the train down to Hothe, but when we got off, we found that we had to take a bus to get there. So we took a bus. When we got off, we found that we had to hike another eight miles through the woods to get to the waterfall. So we hiked. On the wav there one of my roommates gave up and turned around. The two of us made it to the waterfall, but by the time I had gotten there, I had pulled my hamstring, so I was limping, badly! The water fall was beautiful, and definitely worth it. I knew couldn ' t make it back, so I pulled one of the other women there aside and begged for a ride back to Dublin. I do not go around hitching rides with strangers. But I was so desperate. I will never forget her and her friend ' s name, Kathenne and Trevor. They were two of the nicest people I ' ve ever met. On the ride back, we found out they were friends of Bono ' s, yes, U2 ' s Bono. Not only did they drive us back to Dublin, but even took us directly to the airport. We made our plane with minutes to spare. " The whole weekend was one of those experiences that you read about but never think happens to real people. In fact, the whole trip to London was something unreal. It was a moment in time. One of those that you carry around with you forever. " Kensington Palace, the home of princess Diana. Study abroad students visited this and many other historic spots in Europe. Study Abroad 91 University Teaching Awards H. Glenn Boggs, II ' — Risk Managment Judy K. Bowers — Music Robert N. Braswell — Industrial Engineering Pamela S. Carroll — Curriculum and Instruction Carol A. Darling Family and Child Sciences Walter Dick — Educational Research Dean H. Gatzlaff — Risk Managment Joey F. George Information and Managment Sciences Larry Gerber — Music Elizabeth B. Goldsmith — Textiles Jean Graham - Jones — Modern Languages Cathy W. Levenson — Nutrition Christopher J. Lonigan — Psychology Joe L. Mott — Mathmatics Karen Myers - Pietralunga — Interior Design Sheila Ortiz-Taylor — English Vale ntina Pichugin — Modern Languages Joe M. Richardson — History De Witt L. Sumners — Mathmatics Alvin Stauber — Risk Managment Robert G. Turner — Finance Frank A. Vickory — Risk Managment George E. Weaver — Psychology Thomas M. Walsh — Dance Eric C. Walker Shows-off his Distinguished teacher of the year award. Walker an English professor was chosen for the award based on a selection committee ' s recommendation and the comments of his students The " Distinguished Researcher Award " recipients pose for recognition. The University was one of SO Research 1 Universities in the country. 92 Academics photo by Anglique L. Burke Shining Among Stars Angiftque L. Burfce. On Monday, April 8th, at the Augustus B. Turnbull, III Conference Center, the University held its annual Faculty Awards Ceremony. A little after 3:00 p.m. faculty and students began to arrive. Many friends, family, and fellow staff members came to support those being honored. Presiding during the program were President Talbot " Sandy " D ' Alemberte, and Dean of the Faculties, Steve Edwards. The " Developing Scholar Awards, " given to Pedro Arce, of the Chemical Engineering department, Timothy S. Moerland, Biological Science, J. Michael Overton, Human Sciences, Harrison B. Prosper, Physics, and Justin Schwartz, of Mechanical Engineering, was presented bv Vice President lor research, Robert Johnson. The " Developing Si_holar Awards " was given to faculty members that have shown promise early in their career. Robert Johnson then went on to present the " Distinguished Research Professor Awards " to Mvles Hollander, of Statistics, Frances C. James, of Biological Sciences, and Melvin E. Stern, ol Oceanography. Given for scholarly pursuits and creative activity, this award, being one ot the newest, had only been given out for the previous six vears. Provost Lawrence G. Abele presented the " President ' s Continuing Education Award " to Paul Elliott, of Biological Sciences. On behafe of success in advising and mentoring students within the college, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Sandra W Rackley acknowledged Michelle L. Bushong, ot Computer Science, Sandra Lewis, ot Special Education, and Gladys Marina Sarg _ Mendez, ot Psychology with the " University Advising Award " . Sandra W. Rackley also presented Anthony Arnold, ot Geology, with the " Superior Liberal Studies Honors Teaching Award. " To add class and enjoyment to the evening, a musical selection was played by the Florida State Brass Quintet. Playing the trumpets were Bryan Gotf and Christopher Sala. Maintaining the enormous tuba was Paul Ebbers. Michelle Stebleton played the horn, and John Drew played the trombone. President D ' Alemberte presented the most prestigious award ot the night to Eric C. Walker of the English department. Standards for this award — the " University Distinguished Teaching Award " — were very high. The recipient of this award had to have been awarded in the past, whichWalker had been recognized previously in his career with the " University Teaching Award " . In January, advertisements and questionnaires were sent out to students asking for student nominations of faculty The President ' s Council, consisting of past winners of faculty awards, and three student representatives, reviewed — with a subjective approach — each one of the questionnaires. Also taken into account was the background information on file for each faculty member. The committee searched for faculty members that knew their material, were hard working, dedicated to higher education, enthusiastic, had a positive attitude, maintained a strong desire for students to learn, and had an infectious passion for teaching. While the faculty members received their awards, comments written about them by students were read. Many comments included praises on the organizational skills of the professor, supportive attitude, energetic when teaching, and genuine concern and care tor the individual student well-being. When this awards ceremony first started in 1962, only one teacher received the teaching award. Since then there has been a great deal of expansion and renovation on the Faculty Awards. President D ' Alemberte completely supported Florida State ' s students and faculty members when it came to recognizing them, " Involvement is important. I only wish that more students would participate in the nominations. This way, the faculty that the students themselves want to award will be acknowledged. We want the students to know that they are the ones that benefit from excellent faculty member, so we try to encourage that, " D ' Alemberte said. Faculty Awards 93 r yet another year, the tletic teams at the University were the k by which all i Greg Sheaf f er, section editor ole Holds Barred Ranked number one in the preseason, the Semi - noles struggled to live up to expectations. The University ' s football season began with the same excitement it ended the previous season on with the 23 _ 17 drubbing of the University of Florida Gators in the Nokia Sugar Bowl. With Danny Kanell leading the high-octane offense, the Seminoles were preseason favorites for the national title. Although the defense was questionable, having lost defensive starters Derrick Brooks, Derrick Alexander, Devin Bush, Corey Fuller, and Clifton Abraham, it was still respected and they managed to edge out the Nebraska Cornhuskers for the number one ranking. 1995 Football Season 9 2 Duke at Orlando 9 9 at Clemson 9 16 N.C. State 9 23 Central Florida 10 7 Miami 10 14 Wake Forest 10 21 Georgia Tech 1 1 2 at Virginia ii n at N. Carolina 1 1 18 Maryland n 25 at Florida l i Orange Bowl vs. Notre Dame and his troops were possibly the best offense ever. " I think it ' s (the offense) every bit as good as the one in ' 93 (natior champions). This offense can be the greatest offense to ever play college footb; The way we ' ve been operating and executing, it r been just unbelievable at times to think about t numbers we have been putting up, " said receiver Anc Cooper. The next opponent on the checklist to the natior championship was the University of Central Flori However, the team went into its first game of the season against Duke in the Citrus Bowl downplaying their preseason status. " That ' s another one of the bad things about being number one. It ' s mighty easy to read all the nice things people say and think you don ' t have to work, " commented head coach Bobby Bowden. But work they did in Orlando, with the team hammering the Blue Devils 70 — 26 in the Texaco Star Classic. The Seminoles were led by a nearly - flawless Danny Kanell and treated to a spectacular 55-yard halfback option touchdown pass by Warrick Dunn to Andre Cooper in the third quarter. The only negative in the performance was the 404 offensive yards Duke was able to accumulate against the defense. This first victory against Duke set the tone tor the next two ACC match- ups, an impressive 45 26 win against Clemson in Death Valley and a 77-17 scalping of N.C. State at home. The defense once again raised some eyebrows, allowing the Tigers 321 rushing yards and 21 first downs. However, the 77 points and 11 touchdowns against the Woltpack set a new school record. The team ' s efficiency in scoring in their first three games led many to start questioning whether Kanell W,70-26 W,45-26 W.77-17 W.46-14 W.41-17 W.72-13 W.42-10 l_,33 28 W,28-12 W.59-17 L.35-24 W.31-26 Knights. The first ever contest between the two tear the Knights brought many familiar faces back Tallahassee, including head coach Gene McDoweli former University assistant, and transfer Marquei Smith. Although the University went on to del Central Florida 46 _ 14, the Knight ' s defense play surprisingly well, limiting FSU to a season low I total yards and dropping them down a spot in t polls to number two. The lack of attention towards UCF v understandable, though, because the next game pit! the team against arch-rival Miami. Although Hurricanes entered the game unranked, the pre-game hype was as exciting ever. FSU went into the game looking to avenge the 34—20 beating that man the 1994-95 season. Avenge it they did, dominating Miami in a 41— 1Z win. 1 Seminoles were carried to victory on the shoulders of Warrick Dunn, who ran a career-high 184 yards on 22 carries. Beaten on both sides of the line, the victc against the Hurricanes might have been lopsided, but it was still the sweetest of the season to date. " They ' ve lost it. That mystique they had, that intimidation factor tl had just by stepping on the field, they ' ve lost it. They are going down hill, " decla 96 s PORTS photo by Keith Meter photo bv Keith Meter lop: The Jlorida State football team charges onto the field, eager to crush another opponent. The team was invincible at Doak Campbell stadium, going 6-0 at home. Left: Quarterback. Danny Kartell shouts out the game plan to his offense before taking the snap. Kanell ' s passing proficiency and on field leadership earned him ACC Offensive player of the year. I Heisman trophy candidate, he was the anchor of JSU ' s offense, considered by some to be the best of all-time. Above: Running back Dee Jeaster dashes between two Maryland lerps, running for the first down. Jeaster, one of the few true freshman to play, was recruited out of South Carolina to play football at JSIA. Football Season 97 a victorious offensive guard Jesus Hernandez after the game. Parent ' s weekend brought another ACC slaughter to Doak Campbell stadium, with the destroying of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 72 13. Despite the torrential downpour that flooded the field in the third quarter, the team once again turned in a superb performance, working hard to earn 749 yards in the rain while only giving up 154. They spent the next game silencing the trash - talking Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Allowing only 10 points, the defense turned in a superb performance and extended its winning streak in the Atlantic Coast Confer- ence to how many games? They next took their ACC streak into Scott Stadium to face off against the University of Virginia Cavaliers. The Cavs (6 3 overall, 5 - l in the ACC) figured to offer the toughest challenge to the streak to date. However, the team didn ' t figure Virginia to be much of a chal- lenge. Unfortunately the Cavaliers proved otherwise. Aided by a sluggish FSU offense and an excellent game plan, Virginia managed to stay just ahead of the Noles through three quarters. With four seconds left to play in the game and the ball on Virginia ' s 6-yard line, the Cavaliers gave the Noles one final chance to preserve their ACC streak. With millions ot people watching nationally on ESPN, Dunn took the direct snap from center Clay Shiver, cut to the inside behind his wall of blockers and fumbled just inches short of the goal line when he was hit by two Cavalier linemen. Pandemonium ensued as Virginia fans stormed the field, swarming around a shell-shocked FSU team. Virginia ' s 33 28 victory snapped FSU ' s Atlantic Coast Conference streak at 29, fifteen short of Oklahoma ' s all-time conference winning streak of 44 games. " We always say before every game that you don ' t want to be part of the first team that got the first loss in the ACC, and we ' re part of that. It ' s something we ' ve got to live with and put behind us, " said a disappointed linebacker Sam Cowart. Above: Head Coach IQobby gowden contemplates his next move in the battle against Jlorida. £he 1995-1996 season marked Row den ' s 20th year as head coach of the Semi- noles. Coach Rowden signed a contract this season through the year 2000, which will be his 25th at Florida State. Right: £wo of Jlorida State ' s defensive players jump up to block a Cavalier field goal. The defense was suspect all year, especially after tough losses at Virginia and Jlorida. However, maturation of current players and another top five recruiting class heavy with defensive players promises the return of JSld ' s reknowned defense. photo by Keith Met 98 s PORTS Ceft: Running back Warrick Dunn scampers for another first down, evading four Virginia defen- sive players, Dunn, a Heisman trophy candidate, rushed for over WOO yards in 1995-1996. His decision to stay for his senior season relieved many of the Seminole faithful. i%elow: Cinebacker Daryl gush ' s gaze of silent intensity foreshadows the psychotic fury he is about to unleash on his opponents, gush overcame arthroscopic knee surgery early in the season to become one of the leaders on a young defense, ' the intensity with which gush plays has earned him the nicknames " Psycho " , " Lambert " , and " Death flow " . photo by Ryals Lee Jr " I think, in all respect to Virginia, we just went in there and took them for granted. I n not sure. If we could have that game again and start it all over; it would be a different story, hurts. It hurts bad, " said receiver E.G. Green. The University looked to start the streak over and regain some confidence in their attle against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Dropped to number six in the rankings, they irned in a solid performance despite conditions that rivaled those of the Wake Forest game. The 8 _ 12 victory at Chapel Hill helped put the team back on track. They ran mostly a ground ame during the day, which many critics felt they should have done during the Virginia game hile Kanell was cold. Warrick Dunn once again led the Seminole rush, carrying 27 times for 43 yards and two touchdowns. The next game took them to Maryland to face the Terrapins. The game proved to be othing more than a warm-up to prepare for the University of Florida Gators. The team beat le Terps decisively 59— 17 and headed home to prepare for the next game The final game of the season was once again the most anticipated one. The game gainst the Gators was not only for the state title but was also FSU ' s only hope to remain in ontention for the title. In addition, a UF victory would result in the Gators playing the Ne raska Cornhuskers for the national championship. With all that in mind, the University headed o the Swamp in Gainesville hoping to regain some national respect with a victory. Unfortu - lately, it was not to be, and the Gators decisively won 35— 24. Florida ' s Fun ' n Gun offense roved to be too much for the defense to handle and Danny Kanell and troops couldn ' t capitalize in offensive opportunities that presented themselves in the second half. After the game emotions photo by Keith Meter Football Season 99 11 • photo by Keith Meter ran high, and players such as Kanell and Dunn couldn ' t hide their disappointment. " We could never get anything established, " Kanell said. " It wasn ' t meant to be. " " You can ' t win a football game when you keep making mistakes, " echoed Dunn. " We lost the national championship. " Despite the losses to Virginia and UF] the 10 — 2 season landed the team a bid at the Federal Express Orange Bowl on January 2. Pitted against Lou Holtz and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the team pulled out an amazing victory by scoring 17 points in the final ten minutes to extend its NCAA record bowl winning streak to 11 games and once again earned a top five finish in both the AP and USA Today polls. Kanell was again the quarterback he played like at the beginning of the season, throwing for 290 yards and four touchdowns and displaying considerable talent and poise, leading the Seminoles back from the jaws of defeat Also during the 1996 season the Seminoles were proud to have two Hiesman trophy candidate, running back Warrick Dunn and quarterback Danny Kanel. Dunn, only a junior, made the announcement that he would return to the team for his senior year. With a powerful returning senior class, the Seminoles will be a force t o be reckoned with into 1997. Mr- J» ' Greg Sheaffer 100 Sports photo b Richard Johnson Opposite page: Jlorida State ' s defense lines up, preparing to stymie another Jlorida drive. Although the defense allowed four touchdowns in the first half, they tightened down on the Jlorida offense in the second half, and allowed only one touchdown. Ceft: Receiver Andre Cooper once again hangs on to the ball despite defensive pressure from Qeorgia Tech. Cooper had a huge year, receiving for over WOO yards. Cooper ' s acrobatic catches helped the Seminoles to have one of the most prolific offenses in the history of college football. Photo by Keith Meter. Above: Receiver E.Q. Qreen pulls in a Danny Kanell pass during the Grange Kowl game for a touchdown. Qreen exploded in the fHotre Dame game, and proved to be the key for many Seminole drives, tike Cooper, he also put together a WOO yard season receiving. Football Season 101 ing Wayne Receiver Wayne Messam talks about his many roles and his quest to rule the campus. Is it the Vice President? Is it the Homecoming Chief? Is it the starting wide receiver? No — it ' s Superman! Wayne Messam was all of this and more, as he continued the long standing tradition of athletes who did more tor the University than win football games. As one of the starters on an offense that was considered by many to be one of the most prolific in history, Messam instantly began to stand out as something special. Called " Mr. Consistent " by the coaching staff, his electrifying play and clutch performances helped the team run its NCAA recor d of ten-win seasons to nine. His most celebrated reception ot the season came at home against Miami. With the Hurricanes hanging tight, the Seminoles looked for a big play in an attempt to break the game wide open. On a crucial down, Danny Kanell spotted Messam streaking the sideline up field. His throw was slightly off the mark, but Messam was able to leap over his defender and pull it in, setting up a backbreaking touchdown. " It was a tremendous feeling. I knew we needed something big and I thought ' here ' s my chance ' . I just kept my eye on the ball and did what I could. It was really a rush, " said Messam. Unfortunately for the team and Messam, a shoulder injury sustained later in the season forced him to miss several games, including Homecoming against Georgia Tech. Not all was ruined, however, as Messam found out at half- time that he had been voted Homecoming Chief. " I was very happy to win. I wasn ' t able to enjoy it as much, as due to my injury I wish I could have accepted the award after playing a half instead of watching from the sideline, " said Messam. The injury also prevented him from attending the Million Man March in Washington, D. C, with the Black Student Union, another organization to which Messam belonged. " The Million Man March is a good thing. I really hope it shows people that we are intelligent and care about our future, " said Messam. The student body recognized Messam ' s willing to work toward a united future, and elected him the student body vice-president for the 1996-97 school year. He and his running mate, Liza Park, formed the 0. N. L. Y. party — Outstanding New Leadership for You. Their concern for student ' s ideas and suggestions sparked a campaign based on the " Please Complain " motto. The concept was to have students voice their opinions about what needed to be changed within the University and then form a platform designed to make those changes. " The students are who the campus revolves around, and it was exciting to finally see someone seek out their ideas. Wayne came up to me and introduced himself, then asked me what I thought about Florida State. That impressed me a lot, " said junior Jason McMasters. Wayne Messam turned out to be one of the most recognized and respected students on campus. What made him special was that it was as much for his mind and personality as it was for his athleticism. Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. brother Richard Johnson summed it up best, as he said, " Whatever Wayne does, he really puts his heart into. He ' s an all around great guy. " Eric Johnson 102 Sports Ceft: Homecoming Chief Wayne Messam and his Princess Cheryl fylckert pose together before driving off to be in the Homecoming Parade. 9t was ironic that Messam and tfickert were paired together on the Homecoming Court and ended up winning together, photo by Richard ' Johnson. top: Messam stretches out to pull in a Danny Kanell pass during the Orange l$owl. this was just one of the many spectacular catches Wayne made throughout the year, rivaling the one that helped to break Miami ' s back on October 9th. Above: Vice-President Messam and his running mate, President Clza Parks, pose together during their busy campaign, parks and Messam won Impressively In February ' s election, gaining 51% of the student vote. Richard R. Johnson Messam 103 ooh ' s Corner Pooh Bear Williams, FSU ' s favorite fullback, shares his not-so-ordinary life. " Pooh! Pooh! " The deep rumbling echoed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium. " Pooh! Pooh! " Clarence Williams crashed through the defensive line and into the end zone. This scene was replayed time and time again this season as Williams defied conventional wisdom and played fullback at 281 lbs. Born Clarence Williams Jr., " Pooh Bear " was a fan favorite, and overcame a criti- cal knee critical knee injury in 1994 to score touchdowns for the Seminoles in ' 95-96. Hail- ing from Crescent City, Florida, Williams got his nickname one day when his Dad dropped him off at his grandmother ' s house. " My grandma used to baby-sit me when I was little and one day my dad dropped me off and said " Here ' s your little Pooh Bear! ' and it stuck, " said Williams. Possibly the subject of the most con- troversy in the pre-season, Pooh Bear entered camp weighing over 295 lbs. and endangered his playing status. " I just couldn ' t exercise like the way I did before my knee injury and gained weight, " commented Williams when asked about his weight gain in the offseason. However, after being asked by Coach Bowden to shed the extra weight, Williams make it his goal during training camp. " I just really worked hard during two a days and the weight came off. " His determination paid off and Williams weighed 281 lbs. at the end of the week, a drop of 15 pounds. Pooh Bear ' s weight wasn ' t the only thing that make him different than every other fullback in the country. He was also one of the only ones with his own family. Williams married his wife, Jeanna Marie, during the summer of 1995 and they had a son, Clarence " Little Pooh " Williams III. In between balancing his weight and balanc- ing his family , Williams turned in a solid foot- ball season. After having regained his starting position at fullback as a result of his lost i weight, Williams played impressively the first I few games of the season. A slump in mid sea- son, along with a change in the team ' s game plan demoted him to second string behind freshman Khalid Abdullah. However, newly inspired play helped him regain his start- ing position for the rest of the season and the bowl game. The following year promised to be an eventful one for Williams, both on and off the football field. Pooh Bear was on target to graduate with a degree in criminology, continuing a University tradition of ath- letes earning their degree. And, as always, his presence on the field would continue the wave of enthusiasm it generated among FSU fans in the past. photo courtesy ot Jeanna Williams Greg Sheaffer 104 Sports Opposite page: Williams beams with pride as he sits with wife, Jeanna Mane, and son Clarence. Keeping football in perspective with regards to family was very important to Williams. gelow: Pooh gear breaks through fiotre Dame ' s defensive line during JSIA ' s Grange tfowl victory. Pooh ' s ground game helped the Seminoles on many short yardage plays. Kight: Williams crouches in his three-point stance awaiting the snap. Williams was also recruited to play baseball at Jlorida State. photo byRichard Johnson photo by Keith Meter photo by Keith Mete Ceft: Pooh j$ear runs through the backfield to set up another Seminole run. Pooh also looked at Ohio State and Michigan State before deciding on Jlorida State. He ended up coming to JSIA because , ' " D like the colors and it ' s closer to home! " Above-.Williams takes a rest on the sidelines while the defense goes to work. During high school, Williams also played baseball and basketball. His favorite sport was baseball. photo by Keith Meter Pooh Bear 105 Bobby The 1995 - 1996 season marked the twentieth anniversary of Bobby Bowden ' s reign as the head coach of the Noles. In the span of twenty years, Bowden had gone from beloved head coach to Florida State institution. More than just a spokesman for school athletics, Coach Bowden endeared himself to photo bv Keith Meter the student bodv bv supporting manv campus organizations, such as the Marching Chiefs and the Renegade vearbook. In his twenty vears Saint Bobbv set the mark for football success, leading his plavers to nine straight top tour finishes and nine straight bowl victories. His teams also have been the winningest program in the 90s. The highlight of photo by Keith Meter n ; s caree r came In 1993, when he coached Charlie Ward and the team to the school ' s first national championship. Bowden ' s had a vision to coach through the year 2000. With Bowden at the helm, the football team and the school was positioned to continue its history of excellence into the twenty-first century. Greg Sheaffe] (Top:) tfowden eyes the soreboard, planning his next move against Jlorida. bowden ' s luck in the Swamp didn ' t run over to 1995. ' Left:) %obby ffowden looks on as his team trounces Maryland, bowden ' s streak of top four finishes continued in the 1995-1996 season. F T Quarterback Dannv Kanell continued his first year ' s excellence into his senior year as the field general of the team ' s offensive a ttack. Possibly the most underrated quarterback in team history, Kanell led the team to a 19 _ 3 _ 1 record as a starter. Kanell also engineered two bowl victories, the first against Florida in the Sugar Bowl and the second against Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl. Kanell ' s greatest game came during the 1994-1995 season against Florida. Down 31 _ 3 going into the fourth quarter, Kanell rallied his troops and roared into the endzone tour times in 12 minutes to end the game in a tie. Many saw the tie as a victory and a turning point in Kanell ' s career. Kanell ' s strong throwing arm and big size made him one of the most dominating forces in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Kanell broke many of the school ' s scoring records throwing to his favorite receiver, Andre Cooper, during his two seasons as starting quarterback. His 1995 1996 performance earned him ACC Offensive Player of the Year honors and helped him to get dratted bv the New York Giants in the fourth round. Greg Sheaffer Kanell watches his pass is completed Wayne Messam. (Left:) Kanell prepares take the snap from cei Claa Shiver. Bowden Kanell 107 ission: Impossible Saddled with low expectations, the baseball team used litting and heart to get back to the College World Series. The mission to return the baseball team to the College World Series definitely seemed an impossible one at the beginning of the season. With the team losing an amazing 13 players from last year ' s team, including first round pick Jonathan Johnson and fifth round pick Doug Mientkiewicz, the path leading- back to the CWS looked to be a difficult one. " I don ' t rememoer ever going into a year in which we did not have one of our top four guys (pitchers) coming back. We ' ve lost as much offense as we ' ve lost last year, but not manv times. We lost our leadoff hitter, our second hitter, our third hitter, our sixth or seventh hitter.. .the schedule is tough. This is probably the biggest challenge we ' ve faced in 10 years here at Flonca State, " commented head coach Mike Martin at the head of the season. Anxious to prove that they were as good a team as the year before, the team bolted out of the gate at the start of the season. Led by the bats of Brooks Badeux, J.D. Drew, and Jeremy Morris the team won the first seven. The most impressive win in the stretch occurred in their second game where they demolished Marshall University 34— 0. During the next few games the team showed their inexperience at times, especially d uring their West Coast trip. The team was quickly eliminated in the Cal State Fullerton tourney and followed those losses by losing three of four to the Florida Gators. However, after the losses against Florida the team went on a tear, tying the ACC record for a team ' s best start with 17 straight wins. They also tied FSU ' s winning streak record, winning 22 in a row during the mid - season stretch. The second downturn of the season occurred against the Miami Hurricanes in Miami. After winning two of three from the Canes at Dick Howser, the team fell into a slump and was swept by Miami in the next three game series. " It ' s just one of those weekends that you don ' t expect, but certainly one that you must overcome. I ' ve said all along that this baseball team was not as good as we need to be. We can be a much better club, but we ' ve got to continue to work hard...but I ' m really not the least bit down. I know we ' ve got a good photo by Jim smith baseball team, and I know our guys believe that we have a good baseball team, " stated Coach Martin after the sweep. The team didn ' t completely rebound until the NCAA 108 Sports photo by Jim Smitl photo by Jim Smitl ■ 4 m to ' 1 a B Ht tm m ■ ' ■■ ' . ' V : J£ " iimi ' MMinr " iiiim» i photo by Jim Smith Top Series: " the wind up and the pitch! Displaying perfect form, one of the many Seminole aces throws one in for strike three. Left: Third baseman Scott 2ech fields a bunt laid down the line. 2ech split time this season between third and shortstop. Above: Lead off hitter brooks l$adeauxbunts one against the Qators to get on base. The Qators ended up eliminating the team from the CWS in Omaha. Opposite: Once again, head coach Mike Martin s serious demeanor guided the team to another College World Series. photo bv Jim Smith Baseball 109 ission: Impossible Continued tournament. They ended the season with the ACC regular season title after almost giving it away by being swept by Clemson. The team made it the the ACC Tournament title game in May but lost to Virginia in the finals. Despite the mediocre play in the late season, the team earned the top seeded spot in the NCAA West Regional Tournament. It was here that the team regained its mid- season form, and they went undefeated to win the region. Pitcher designated hitter Scoobv Morgan was named the tournament ' s MVP and Morgan, Jeremy Morris, Adam Faurot, J.D. Drew, Steve Nedeau, and Randy Choate dominated the All-Tournament Team. " This is the most gratifying season of the 17 years I have spent as head coach at Florida State. These young men are very special. For them to achieve this is mind-boggling, " exclaimed Coach Martin alter his team had rolled through the West Regional. After the regional, the team went on the Omaha and the College World Series. Unfortunately, the CWS once again proved to be the team ' s Achilles ' heel. The team proved to have the same troubles defeating Florida in the post season as they had in the regular season. As a result, they lost both games to the Gators and were out in three to bring an abrupt end to their impossible season. Greg Sheaffer 110 Sports Opposite: y.U. Drew rounds third base and heads for home after smacking one out of Dick Howser stadium. Drew avoided a sophmore slump and was the offensive focus of the team. Top: Drew races home in a scalping of Marshal). Drew ' s outstanding play during the season earned him AII-ACC honors. Above: J.D. Drew high fives his wag to home plate after driving one over the right field fence. Right: Third base coach Chip iQaker advises .D. Drew on the hitting situation after Drew reaches third. Drew was robbed of his chance to play in the Summer Olgmpics when he was one of the last two players to be cut. 112 Sports dv Jim Smith he Hit Man Centerfielder J. D. Drew terrorized opposing pitchers while leading the team back to the CWS. » w The excitement of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta hit close to home during the baseball season, as sophomore centerhelder J. D. Drew received an invitation to try out lor the national team. " It was really an honor to be invited, that would be a big experience getting to play in my home state in Iront of all those people trom around the world. But lor the guys at Florida State I ' m not going to say ' I want to make the Olympic team, ' and play only for myself, " said Drew. Drew was named All - American his freshman year, as he finished with a .325 average, but reallv made the country take notice in the College World Series, when he played himself onto the CWS 90s All Decade Team. Drew had a game winning homerun in the bottom of the ninth to beat Oklahoma in the opening game, and then hit three home runs in three at bats in a loss to Southern California. In all, he finished seven for 11 with four homeruns and eight RBIs. " That was kind of crazy I just hope I can live up to it, " said Drew at the beginning of his sophomore year. Live up to it he did, as he avoided the sophomore jinx that plagued so many collegiate plavers. As of May 8, he was hitting .414, with 14 homeruns, 64 RBIs and 73 runs and had been nominated by Baseball Weekly for the Dick Howser Award, named after the former Seminole head coach and given to the nation ' s top collegiate player. p « civile! I " J. D. Drew is the best player Florida State has ever produced, and he has a long way to go " said head coach Mike Martin. Drew was a big factor in the team ' s 22 game win streak and 14 — start in the ACC en route to a regular season conference championship. " The conference title is nice, but we had room to improve. We had a bad stand against Clemson late in the vear where we hardly managed any runs. photo bv Jim Smith The bottom line is the national championship and we won ' t be satisfied until we win out in Omaha, " said Drew. The team could take comfort in the fact that one of the decade ' s best performers in Omaha was with them to get there again, on his way to Atlanta. photo by Jim Smith Baseball 113 Clop:) Morgan high-fives his way into home after smacking another home-run. 9t ' s hard to say whether Morgan contributed more as a DH or a pitcher. (Above:) Rock and fire, baby, rock and fire! The senior southpaw baffled many hitters with his arsenal of pitches. (Right:) The wind up and the pitch. . . Strike three! Scooby Morgan takes a turn on the pitcher ' s mound against Duke. (Opposite Page-) Numiber35 slides after stealing third. Scooby s senior leadership helped guide the team. 114 Sports cooby Smacks Pitcher DH Scooby Morgan hits it off by helping to pitch his team to the CWS. When Scoobv Morgan started off the season he knew that a lot would be asked of him as one of the few seniors on the team. With Jonathan Johnson, David Yocum, Mike Bell, and Charlie Cruz all leaving the team at the end of the previous season for professional baseball via the draft, Morgan knew that he might be asked to pitch at anytime - as a starter, a middle reliever, or as a closer. What Morgan didn ' t know was that head coach Mike Martin would also ask him to serve as the team ' s designated hitter. Even more amazing was the fact that Morgan would succeed so well at it. photo by Jim Smith " I had always bugged Coach (Mike Martin) about letting me hit every once in a while in a game but he used to always tell me to get the pitching down pat before I tried hitting. I got in some swings during batting practice and all of a sudden I ' m a designated hitter, " said Morgan. It was hard to tell which facet of his game helped the team more - the pitching or the hitting. It was impressive pitching against tough ACC clubs that helped his team reach the number one ranking in the country for a week. But it was also his solid hitting that forced opposing pitchers to throw to, instead of around, sluggers Jeremy Morris and J.D. Drew. The highlight of his pitching for the season had to come when he threw for seven innings against Miami and allowed only four hits on the way to a 15 — 1 drubbing of the Canes. His most impressive offensive outing had to come when he smacked a grandslam over the right field fence against Jacksonville to lead the team to a 10 — 1 victory. " I )ust look to help the team any way I can. It might be through my hitting or my pitching, you never know. I just hang loose and try to do my best, whatever the situation, " commented Morgan. photo by Jim Smith Scooby Morgan 115 ong Road Home Despite disappointing finishes the previous two years, the cross-country team strived to improve in the ACC. Entering the 1995 cross country season, both the women ' s and men ' s teams were looking to earn some respect in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The teams had finished a disappointing eight and ninth, respectively, in the previous year ' s ACC Championship meet and hoped to improve upon that finish. The men ' s team, led once again by walk _ on runner Brian Lucvk, impressed early in the season bv running to a second place team finish at the Vanderbilt Classic. Success continued for the team when they once again finished second the next meet at the Barnett Bank Invitational in Gainesville, Florida. This mid season success did not hold up however, and the team finished in the middle of the pack in its next two meets. Unfortunately, the women ' s team never could quite get things going this season, despite having trained hard their meets and were usually in the back half of the pack with regard to team standings. The third place finish occurred in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the Adidas Powerade Invitational. In the end, neither team was successful in achieving their pre _ season goal of improving their finishes over the previous ACC Championship meet. Both teams finished ninth out of nine teams at Winston _ Salem the weekend of October 28th. There were numerous bright spots during the year despite the teams ' dismal finishes. Brian Lucvk, a third year walk-on and team captain, made impressive strides in his attempt to become an ACC cross country force. Lucvk placed no lower than 11th in any of the regular season meets and finished as high as fourth. Lucvk saw his times plummet bv nearly a minute and a half and attributed the drop to his extreme during the summer. They never finished higher than third in any of summer training sessions. 116 Sports (Continued on page 118) photo counesv ot Brian Lucvk photo courtesv ot Brian Lucvk Opposite: Runner l%rian Lucgk ' s face shows the silent intensity that he runs with. Lucgk will graduate in the fall of 1996. Left:David Ogletree breaks off from the pack to set the pace. Ogletree also runs middle and distance for the track team. Above: Lucgk breaks out in a sprint to surge past other runners in his race to the finish. Lucgk was the captain and the fastest runner on the team this gear. Cross Country 117 photo by Vanessa Crockett Long Road Home Continued from page 116 " I ran double sessions for a good part of the summer, topping out at 110 miles a week twice. Learning to deal with the heat and humidity in the middle of July really helps train for the season, " explained Lucvk. The training also paid off during the ACC Championships, where Lucyk jumped from his 1994 finish of 54th to a vastly improved 1995 finish of 20th As impressive as Lucyk was for the men ' s team, senior Kirsten Birmehn ' s efforts for the women ' s team was even greater. Birmehn, from Germany, became the first runner in women ' s team history to achieve All— ACC status in cross-country. She also earned All-Con ference honors and District III Academic All- American honors as well. Her highest finish for the season came at Gainesville during the Barnett Bank Invitational, where she finished second with a time of 18 minutes and 11 seconds. The cross-country teams also helped lead athletic teams with their academic success. The men ' s team had the highest GPA overall for sports and the women came in third for women ' s athletics. The future looked promising tor both teams as almost the entire team would return for the next season. 118 Sports photo courtesv ot Brian Lucyk Opposite: The mew ' s cross country team congratulate each other on a fine race. Training together over many long hoars drew the team together. Left: iSrian Lucyk tracks down another runner to move closer to first place. Lucyk likes to run so much that he structures his class schedule around workouts. Top: The women ' s team says a prayer before lining up. " the pre-race get together reminds everyone that although running is an individual sport it takes a team to win. photo courtes ot Brian Lucvk Cross Country 119 and Downs Distractions hindered the men ' s basketball team ' s hopes of returning to the tournament. 1 1 " 1 j k errick Carroll kicked off team. " " Corey Louis I suspended for grades. " " James Collins arrested Mi for stalking. " Although not considered a successful year by most for the Seminole basketball team, it definitely was an eventful one. The team began the pre _ season with bright promise for a winning year. Many thought that this would be the year the team returned to the NCAA tournament. However, incidents like those described above robbed the team of their drive and rendered this season another rebuilding one. The basketball team kicked oft the season minus star guard Bob Sura,who was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the three-point threat of forward Derrick Carroll, who was kicked off the team for undisclosed reasons in the off _ season. On the bright side though, they returned with what many experts thought was a solid core to help them get back to NCAA tournament play for the first time in two years. Leading the young team was high _ sconng guard James Collins and Corey Louis, a member of the 1994 95 ACC rookie team. In addition to those two, the team brought back center Kirk Luchman, guards Lamar Greer and Avery Curry, and fan favorite Scott Shepard. Coach Pat Kennedy ' s greatest hopes for the upcoming 120 Sports season, however, lied not with his returning players but with freshmen Randell Jackson and Gentry Sparks. Jackson, a high school All-Amencan, and Sparks hoped to add an inside prescence to a Seminole team that has been missing a constant threat tor the last few seasons. " Probably the two most important guys are Gentry Sparks and Randell Jackson, because we ' ve only been a one dimensional inside team tor the last two years. Corey Louis finally gave us a guy that you could put in the books for ten points and eight rebounds. So now with Louis ' s experience and Luchman ' s experience, with Randell and Gentry I just think we ' re going to be better around the basket, " said head coach Pat Kennedy in the preseason. The season began with Corey Louis being suspended for the first few games because of grades. His presence wasn ' t immediately missed though because of Luchman ' s improved play in the center position. The Seminoles r ipped off three wins by impressive margins against Howard, Florida International, and Jacksonville. The team ' s following game against Tulane seemed to set the tone for the season when a Tulane player threw up an impossible three _ point shot falling out ot bounds as time ran out to win the game. (Continued on page 122) ' |10MO rATi ( • . photo bv Jim Smith Left: Centerfjorward Corey Louis hooks one in for the score. Louis spent most of the season on the bench for academic reasons. Top: Number 20 Lamar Qreer guards against Virginia ' s entry pass. The team split the season against the Cavs, winning one away and losing at home. Above: Quard Barnes Collins lays one up against Qeorgia Tech. The yellow Jackets trounced the team in both their outings. Opposite Page: Center Kirk Luchman leaps to block a shot. Luch man ' s improved play was a bright spot during the season. photo by Jim Smith Men ' s Basketball 121 photo by Jim Smiih Ups and Downs Continued from page 120 " Losses like this really hurt because there ' s nothing vou can do about them. I thought we had the game won and then thev do something impossible to beat us, " commented Luchman. The team went on to avenge that loss, winning the next five, including games against Florida and Virginia. During this time, Louis returned to the team and the Noles looked as if they really might be headed for the NCAA tournament. Unfortunately, just when things were looking bright, James Collins, the team ' s leading scorer, was arrested for allegedly stalking an ex - girlfriend. Although he received no team suspension, the arrest distracted him and the rest of the team. The team went into a funk and went on to lose ten of their next fourteen. With their only chance of getting a bid to the NCAA tournament being an ACC title the team entered the ACC Tournament hoping for a miracle. It did not happen and the team exited quickly after a loss to N.C. State. Needless to say, the team was not offered a bid to the NCAA tournament and the season ended in disappointment for the third year in a row. The season wasn ' t a total loss though. The high point for the season was the team ' s win against the Tar Heels at North Carolina. Players such as Geoff Brower and Randell Jackson showed that the basketball team had a chance tor a better season next year and improvements in players such as Luchman proved that all was not lost. They hoped with a little luck and a lot of hard work that the Seminoles would be able to realize their dream of returning to the tournament. Greg Sheaffer 122 Sports photo by Jim Smith (■Lop.) The team gathers for their pre-game cheer during team Introductions. (Above) James Collins Threads his way through Duke ' s defense (Left:) Qeoff grower gets his Maryland defender in the air before blown g past him to the basket. grower ' s scoring helped fill the gap left by the departure of gob Sura. (Opposite Page:) Coach Kern ledu and the team watch the game from the view of the bench. Kennedy made the decision to stay and finish out his contract at the end of the 1996 season. photo by Jim Smith Men ' s Basketball 123 (Xo p:) Shepard pushes aN.C. State player out of the way in a mad scramble for the ball. (Above:) Number 5 lets one flu from beuond the three-point arc against Qeorgia Tech. Shepard was one of the team ' s premier three-point specialists. (Right) Senior guard Scott Shepard takes a breather before going to the line, Jans appreciated Sheppard ' s hard work and determination. 124 Sports Little GenertP Senior Scott Shepard used heart and a three-point shot to leave his mark on the basketball team. This past season was an erratic one tor the men ' s basketball team. Many times during the vear it was more than one fan ' s wish that senior point guard Scott Shepard would be put in to orchestrate some kind of consistency to a contused ottensive attack. Shepard hailed trom Indiana, where he was an All - State team selection his senior year in high school and runner up tor Indiana ' s prestigious Mr. Basketball award. Shepard rode the bench his freshman vear at school, playing behind the NBA bound Sam Cassell, and was slated to share considerable starting time at the point his sophomore year. Unfortunately, Shepard broke his ankle In 1993 and spent the ma|ority of the year in rehabilitation. " Scotty was a really good player and because of his ankle injury he didn ' t get the chance to win the point guard position his sophomore year. Because of that he kind of lost the opportunity he might have had if he had been healthy, " explained center Kirk Luchman. The next year in 1994 the team went with a three guard set, rotating James Collins and Bob Sura with two talented freshmen, Avery Curry and Lamar Greer. This set didn ' t call for the traditional point role that Shepard was skilled at plaving and as a result, he got left out in the cold. Despite not having played much, Shepard showed good bail handling skills, a nice three-point shot and relentless determination when he did get a chance to play and quickly became a fan favorite. " Shepard just seems like he tries to make the most out of everything when he ' s on the court and it doesn ' t seem like the other guys are always doing that when they ' re out there. He always hustles and enjoys himself out there and 1 think he should be rewarded with more playing time for his effort, " said junior Ryan Rasmussen, a longtime Seminole basketball tan. Shepard started out the 1995 1996 season riding the pine again but got a shot a some decent playing time as it became obvious that sophomore Lamar Greer was having a hard time controlling the bewildered oftense. Shepard made the most of that opportunity and was rewarded with the loudest applause from the fans when he was introduced during the last home game. " I really enjoyed playing here. I wish maybe that things had gone a little better for me injury-wise, but I always tried my hardest to do what was best tor the team, " said Shepard. photo bv Jim Smith Scott Shepard 125 aptain Kirk Center Kirk Luchman stepped up his game to help :arry the load on a young basketball team. " Kirk Luchman is not only the most improved player in the conference, he ' s the most improved player in the nation. " — Tim Duncan, Center, Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Such was the praise that junior Kirk Luchman received for his contributions to the basketball team over the course of the season. Luchman had often been considered an underachiever and many had wondered when he would reach his potential to be one of the dominating centers in the ACC. His junior season answered his critics. Luchman was a second team All - State selection as a senior at Shawnee High School in Medford Lakes, NJ, where he led his team to the New Jersey state title as a junior and a second place finish as a senior. Highly recruited, he chose Florida State for a variety of reasons. " I knew coming here I would get a good education and a better opportunity to play. I loved the warm weather, being from Jersey, and there is no doubt the girls are something. I really thought about where I would want to live after college and Florida is a great state and a great place to make connections, " said Luchman. After struggling through his first two seasons, Luchman prepared tor his junior year through a variety of off-season programs, including Mark Ivaroni ' s Big Man Camp. " 1 spent a lot of time working out with my old high school coach and did some weight training to build up my strength. Mark Ivaroni ' s camp really helped me get focused and adopt the right attitude for the season. I just did the things that put me in the right frame of mind, " said Luchman. The hard work paid off as opposing players and coaches noticed the improved play of the Seminole center. His scoring and rebounding numbers jumped over previous seasons, and his playing time rose with them. " I was really glad when Tim (Duncan) said those things about me. He is a good friend and I really appreciated him saying the things that he said. It made a lot of people take notice of me and made me feel good about all the hard work I put in, " said Luchman. Despite Luchman ' s efforts, the team had an up and down year that saw them jump out to a 9 - 2 start before finishing 1 2 — 15. With the team relying much on young, inexperienced players, Luchman was often looked to as a leader when things went bad. " I just tried to maintain my poise and not panic. The older guys tried to remain calm and keep focused when the team lost its mental toughness. To me that displays leadership and that ' s what I tried to do. Things were tough, especially in the second half when we began ACC play, but the important thing was to not get discouraged and to go out and concentrate on each new game, " said Luchman. When he wasn ' t playing ball, Luchman could be found hanging out with his friends or playing around with his computer. An MIS major, Luchman also had to keep focused on his studies. " I didn ' t have too much time between basketball and school to do much. I just hung out and tried to stay in touch with my friends back home. I tried to save a little time for fun, too, " said Luchman. Luchman had long been respected as a classy guy around campus. His junior season helped him finally get the respect he deserved on the basketball court as well. Eric Johnson photo by Jim Smithl 126 Sports (Above.) Cuchman leaps for a rebound against lAGonn A shove from behind kept him from the bail. (Left.:) LiAchman lags one in over the tar heels ' center. As a junior, £uchman was one of the oldes t on a tjoang Seminole squad. Men ' s Basketball 12 e Ahead Despite a bleak showing, the women ' s squad found hope for the future with a new coach. The women ' s basketball season was definitely one of disappointment. The squad was a relatively young and inexperienced one, and that inexperience was evident when the team tried to match up against stronger conference and non-conference foes. The team had onlv one upperclassman in senior forward Carla Williams. Williams, from Graceville, was also the onlv so - to player on the team. Often, she carried the squad, as evidenced bv the fact that she led the team in scoring 20 times out of 28 games. Her scoring average for the season was 15.8 ppg, more than twice that of the team ' s second leading scorer, sophmore center Lysa Mooretield. Unfortunately, Carla Williams could not do enough to save the team from its 8 — 20 season. The team was outscored by an average of 11.2 ppg and by 17 ppg when facing ACC opponents. The team st arted the season with a win against Florida Atlantic, but went down hill from there. The squad flip-flopped wins and losses over the next eleven games before going into a skid that lasted nearly half the season. It was not just coincidence that these next eight losses were to ACC teams. The team ' s bright spot for the season occurred during the next game against North Carolina at home. The women broke out of their losing streak just long enough to beat the Tar Heels 73 - 64 on Carla Williams season best 25 points. The team couldn ' t parlay that victory into anything more than a one time occurrence, though, as they fell back into a funk. The women dropped the next five, and won only one against Georgia Tech out of their last seven. At no time during the season could the team get anything to go in their favor. They never strung together back-to _ back wins and thev could never get any kind of momentum going their way. This bad luck manifested itself by making the players unhappy, the coaches unhappy, and the administration unhappy. Thus, at the end of the season, head coach Marynell Meadors ' contract was not renewed by athletic (Continued on page 130) photo courtesv ol the Osceola 128 Sports m M- photo bv Jim Smith photo by Jim Smith photo by Jim Smith Opposite: The new women ' s head coach for the 1996-1997 season is introduced to the media, former Washington Huskies coach, Chris Qobrecht. replaced Marynell Meadors in April after the end of the women ' s team ' s fourth consecutive losing season. Left: Carta Williams goes up for the shot with a defender in her face. Not only did Williams lead the team in scoring hut she also led the team in rebounding. Top: Jreshman guard Kristy Parker takes it to the hole to put two on the hoard. Hopefully, the young team learned from experience during the season. Above: Kristy Parker puts a body on a Wake Jorest player trying to score. Women ' s Basketball 129 photo by Jim Smith Hope Ahead Continued from page 128 director Dave Hart. With the release of Marynell Meadors, the administration decided to bring someone into the program from the outside and lured Washington women ' s basketball coach, Chris Gobrecht, to the school. Gobrecht had turned the Huskie program around in the last eleven years and was highly regarded by experts in the sport. Under Gobrecht, the Huskies mushed their way to nine NCAA Tournament berths. She also reached 300 career victories faster than any other woman except Tennessee ' s Pat Summit in NCAA women ' s basketball history. Signed to a five year contract, it was hoped that Gobrecht could bring her winning ways to a floundering women ' s basketball squad. Greg Sneaffer 130 Sports ahoto bv Jim Smith m photo bv Jim Smith Opposite: The women ' s team vies for position under the basket against Wake Jorest. ' the team lost to the Deacons. Left: Number 21 Kristu White shoots over her defender for two points. Lhe freshman from Inverness. JL, split time between forward and center. Top: freshman ' Jen IZobinson lets one flu out on the wing. The wide open shot went in for two. Above: Carla Williams shoots one from the foul line why players anticipate her shot. Williamswas fouled on the way to the basket. Women ' s Basketball 131 Right: A winded swimmer catches her breath after a swift race. The women ' s team finished a respectable fourth at the ACC Championships. Top: On your mark. ..get set... QOIllA member of the men ' s team makes his entry into the water as his teammates look on. Above: Swimmers stand around and talk waiting for their event. Having friends around before a race helped many to ease the butterflies. 132 Sports 4 , reading Water photo bv Rob Parke i(. IP W The swimming diving team strived to maintain the level of success achieved last season. The men ' s and women ' s swimming team went into the season with a lot to live up to. 1995 team ' s finished the highest in the conference in the four years of being in the ACC. The men did their part and equaled the success of the previous year with an overall 5 - 4 record. The team started oft the season with a bang by drowning the Miami Hurricanes 135 — 108 at home. They suffered defeats, though, in the next two meets against Florida and Auburn. After placing fifth at the Minnesota Invitational, the team suffered one more loss at the hands of Alabama before bouncing back to go on a tear against N.C. State, FAU, FAM, and Howard. The team lost the last regular season meet at LSU, but swam possessed at the ACC Championships to earn a 3rd place showing. The men ' s team was made up by a majority of freshmen. Of the total thirty members of the team, 11 were freshmen, 6 were sophomores, 7 juniors, and 6 seniors. One of the freshmen to show a lot of promise was Brenden Dedekind. meter tree and in the 100 meter free in his first year. With such a strong core of freshmen, the men ' s team was sure to continue to prove themselves in the ACC. The women ' s team finished a stroke shy of a winning season by going 4 - 5. They lost a heartbreaking first four meets before finally winning against N.C.State. The women ' s team then went on a streak to match the men ' s, stringing together victories over FAU, FAMU, and Howard. The women didn ' t repeat their performance in the ACC Championships but they ended a respectable fourth in the conference. The women ' s teams also had a number of freshmen. Out of the total 27 members of the team, 10 were freshmen, 4 sophmores, 7 juniors, and 6 seniors. Hopefully, the experience the freshmen women gained during the season provided confidence for future years. To end the year, both teams participated in the NCAA Tournament. The men did considerably better than the women with an 18th finish overall. The women photo by Rob Parker Dedekind, from Natal, South Africa, set school records in the 50 ended with a 34th place tie. Greg Sheaffe: photo by Rob Parker Swimming 133 (Top:) Midfielder jacki Stradtman maneuvers through Duke ' s defense, Stradtman was one of the many freshman that made up the majority of the team. (Above:) Shannon Stoutamire prepares to take away the bail while defending against Duke. The team ended up losing the game 2-0. (Right:) acki Stratman boots the ball down field. Despite the fact that it was their first season, the Women ' s soccer team held their own against strong ACQ competition. 134 Sports t for Kicks Head coach Heather Kerby leads the women ' s soccer team down its road of firsts. Tuesday, September 7, was not just any other dav on the intramural fields. The blistering sun glared down on the faces of 21 women who would go down in school history as the members oi the first women ' s soccer team at Florida State. With 17 freshmen, 2 sophomores, 2 |uniors, and only 1 senior, the team was young and inexperienced on the college level. Despite their youthfulness, though, the team was able to hold their own 1995-1996 Women ' s Soccer Scores in a tough ACC conference. " We received some very sound compliments about how poised the players were for being such a young team, " said head coach Heather Kerby. Although many of the team ' s members were recruited to play tor the team coming out of high school, the opportunity existed for women already on campus to make the team. Tryouts were held and manv who plaved soccer in high school came out to try their hand at making the team. at Florida L, 0 4 West Florida W, 5-1 Maryland L, 1-5 Jacksonville W, 11-0 Memphis (at LSU)W, 3-1 at LSU T, 1-1 Duke L, 0-2 Georgia Southern L,l 2 at Clemson L, 1-2 Marquette (at Clemson) L, 0-1 Iowa State (at Nebraska) W,44 at Nebraska L, 0 6 at Virginia L, 0-6 at North Carolina L, 1 3 overtime at N.C State L, 0-3 at Georgia L, 4-5 Auburn (at Georgia) L, 1 _ 4 at Wake Forest L, 1-4 " I played in high school and loved soccer. 1 thought that being on FSU ' s first women ' s soccer team would be really cool so I came out and gave it a shot. I appreciated that they gave people the opportunity to make the team instead of just recruiting freshman to fill it. It was tough but a really worthwhile experience, " said Sara Home, who was cut during the last round of the tryouts. The search for the first coach of th e women s soccer team be early last year. It wasn t until February 1995 though that Heather Kerby was selected to lead the program into prominence. With only a short amount of time and an extreme amount of work left to be done, it fell to her to put together the pieces. She did that and more, putting together a team that showed bright promise for the future. " I ' m very thankful for the opportunity to head such a great group of athletes, " commented Coach Kerby photo by L. A. Rothstein Women ' s ' Soccer 135 and Running The men ' s and women ' s track team finishes strong as eight members earn All - American honors. As in the past, the track team had another impressive place finish, the relay team of Sophia Danvers, Maria Embon, season. Guided by head coach Mike Long, nine Seminoles earned All - American honors at the 1996 NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, over the weekend ot June 2 3. All - American honors were awarded to the top eight finishers in each event. The women ' s 4 X 400 meter relay team became one of the favorites to win their event after NCAA Indoor Champion LSU dropped the baton in a qualifying round. The LSU team had beaten the Lady Noles earlier in the vear at the NCAA Indoor Championships to drop them into second place. The Texas Longhorns relegated FSU ' s squad to runner - up status again, however, as they blew away the entire field by four seconds. Although disappointed by their second O p Erica Shepard, and Yashiva Edwards still earned All-Amencan honors as they out ran the other six teams. The team also managed to beat arch-rival Florida by half a second. Success continued in the Championships when Phillip Riley, the 1994 NCAA Indoor 55 meter hurdle champion, finished fifth in the 110m hurdle finals. Riley, the ACC champion in the event, ran a career best time of 13.39 seconds in a qualifying heat. Unfortunately, Riley ' s photo bv Jim Smith unbeaten streak in the 110m hurdle for the season did not carry over into the post-season. Javelin thrower Justin Johnston improved his previous year ' s sixth place finish in the NCAA meet with a fifth place finish. The junior All-American ' s throw of 69.10 meters (226 ' — 9 " ) (Continued on page 138) 136 Sports photo bv Jim Smith Left: Number 454 charges past his competition to finish strong at a race on Mike Long track. OppositeXhe opposition reaches the hardies first as the school ' s runner falls behind. When running the hurdles, it doesn ' t matter if you clear them or knock them down as long as you go over them. Above: A long jumper falls to the earth and crashes at the end of his jump. Long jumping calls for speed, explosive power, and coordination. Track 137 photo courtesv ot Sports Information Off and Running Continued from page 136 was just shy of his season ' s best of 70.00 meters (229 ' — 8 " ). Johnston, whose collegiate best was 70.54 meters (231 ' — 5 " ) ranked among the top five javelin throwers in FSU history. Johnathan Carter finished his FSU career with a sixth place finish in the 100 meter dash (10.33). He was beaten by UCLA ' s Alto Boldon, who won the event with a scorching time of 9.92 seconds, the fastest time in the world for the year to that point. Finally, Riley and Carter teamed up with Warrick Dunn and Byron Capers for the 4 X 100 meter relay. The team was distinguished by the fact that three of its four members were also members of the football team. Unfortunately, they did not run up to expectations and finished sixth with a time of 39.79 seconds. John Curran i? ai 138 Sports photo by Jim Smith Oppositephillip Riley prepares to run the hurdles . Riley was one of the fas tes t collegia tes in ti le nation. Left:One of the female sprinters pushes herself around the first curve of her race. Shewenton to win the race and helped the team take first place at the invitational. Above. Another female runner lets it all hang out after finishing her race. Sprinting, like that done just before this picture was taken, combines quickness and power. photo bv Jim Smith Track 1 39 Top: Junior Valarie tfroussard and teammate Patty Diamond attempt to block a kill from a North Carolina hitter. The team beat the Tar Heels in 5 games. Right: freshman Holly Schneider goes over a North Carolina block for the kill. Schneider was one of the fi , freshmen who played a significant role. Above: tfrou ard gives a Lady Tarheel a Spalding tattoo as sophmore Maureen McCarthy looks on. The team suffered a few bruises of their own. struggling to a 11-19 record. Opposite: Johnson goes up for a spike and overwhelms the defenders. 140 Sports Little W The women ' s volleyball team struggled but learned many lessons along the way. 1994 saw the women ' s volleyball team push vouth in favor ot building a team lor the luture. The team sultered through a losing season with the hopes ol building maturity and gaining experience. 1995 began with the hopes that the luture had come and that the youngsters would be forerunners in the ACC. Such was not the case, as the team struggled to an 11 — 1 9 record and a second round exit in the conference championships. The season began well as the ladies advanced to the championship round ot the South Florida Classic by topping Tennessee Tech in tour games and Memphis in three. They placed second atter falling to the host team in tour games. It was all downhill trom there as the team would drop three straight matches, all in three games, at the Rhode Island Classi assic. We got trustrated pretty quick at the beginning ot the season, but we knew we had a long ways to go and that we just needed to concentrate on tundamentals and plav up to our abilities and we would come around, ' ' said sophomore setter Maureen McCarthy. Such optimism taded fast as the ladies would tollow a victory over the College ot Charleston with an eight match losing streak that spanned three weeks. " We just couldn ' t seem to get any breaks. We all were just trying too hard to make things happen and I think we just weren ' t ourselves, ' ' said McCarthy. Whatever it was that the team was missing, they seemed to find as they would take tour ot their next tive matches, including big conterence wins over North Carolina at home and photo bv Jim Smith =!» photo bv Jim Smith (Continued on page 142) Volleyball 141 photo bv Jim Smith A Little Wiser Continued from page 140 Virginia on the road. However, before they could enjoy the success they suddenly found themselves in a tailspin again as thev would get swept in their next four matches, including three in the conference and one against rival Florida. The ladies were able to build a little momentum heading into the ACC tournament by taking two of their last three matches. It carried over as the ladies were able to knock off Clemson in the opening round. Their season would come to an abrupt end in the second round, however, with a 3 _ loss to Maryland. There were a few bright spots in the individual performances, especially bv several of the underclassmen. McCarthy led the team in assists with 773, and Patty Diamond followed with 461. Freshman Holly Schneider opened a lot of eyes by leading the team in kills, with 411, and digs, with 303. Despite suffering through another losing season, the coaches were optimistic about the future. Considering the late season surge and the tremendous performances of the freshmen and sophomores, they had every reason to be. Eric Johnson 142 Sports hoto bv Jim Smi Opposite.McCarthij and Johnson converge on the ball to send it shooting over to the other side. £eft:Pjroussard watches as her teammate punches a point in over Virginia. Above. Presberrg gets the long view of the court as she watches her ace fly over the net. photo by Jim Smith Volleyball 143 trung Out The season was full of positives and negatives for both the men ' s and women ' s teams. The vear was a mildly successful one lor the men ' s tennis team and a disappointing one tor the women ' s team. The men ' s team started oil strongly, winning their first three and eight ot their first thirteen. Possibly their most inspired stretch of play, though, came later in the season when the team pulled off three straight victories over conference opponents N.C State, Duke, and Wake Forest. The win over Duke was a fiercely contested match, having occurred when the Blue Devils were ranked 11th in the nation. The men pulled out the win, though, by a score of 4 - 3. The rest ot the season was peppered with an even amount of wins and losses. The team was led again by nationally ranked Jason looked impressive as he ended his career at the school. The men ' s team ended the regular season with a 13 — 9 record. The women ' s team also started off strongly before tailing otf. After losing their first match to Vanderbilt by a embarassing 8 0, the team rallied to win the next five. Two of those victories were over ACC rivals Maryland and Clemson. The win was even sweeter when playing Clemson because they were ranked 29 in the nation at the time ot their 5 4 defeat. The women were guided by All - American |unior Lon Sowell. Sowell, like Jason White, was also renked nationally tor the year. Unfortunately, the season turned ugly when, after a 6H start, the women ' s team dropped their next seven. They ended the season at 7 wins and 11 photo bv Jim Smith White. White played as the team ' s number one all season and losses. Greg Sheaffer 144 Sports photo bv Jim Smith photo bv Jim Smith photo bv Jim Smith Opposite: A member of the mem s tennis team focuses on smashing an overhead shot. The men ' s team finshed with a record of 5-4. Top: A player returns a viscioiAS serve from his opponent. Tennis players must have quickness and endurance to succeed. Left: The server coils his racket back before springing forward to bear down on the ball with all of his might. Some serves exceed 110 miles per hour. Above: Contact is made with the ball as one of the men ' s top players smashes the serve for an ace. Hand-eye coordination is vital for a good serve. Tennis 145 photo by Jim Smith This next section is dedicated to the staff photographers who put in time and effort above and beyond the call of duty. There is no real story behind these pictures, the story is in the pictures themselves. 146 Sports photo by Jim Smith Above: Head men ' s basketball coach Pat Kennedy pleads his team ' s case with the refs. Opposite: A Coastal Carolina player slides into third as Adam Jaurot leaps to catch the relay throw. Sports 147 photo by Keith Meter Quarterback Danny Kanell catches his breath as his successors survey the field. 148 Sports photo bv Rob Parker A swimmer dives into the water as his relay teammate reaches the wall. Sports 149 photo bv Eric Johnson Defensive end Peter Igoulware pulls down a panicked yV .C State quarterback. 150 Sports photo bv Jim Smith A cheap seats view of the pre-game warm-up at the Civic Center Sports 151 photo by Jim Smith 7 D. Drew makes a headfirst slide into second trying to stretch a single into a double against Minnesota. 152 Sports photo by Jim Smith Defensive captain Daryl gush fires up the defensive unit for a first and goal stand. Sports 153 photo bv Jim Smith Andre Cooper snatches a touchdown pass from the grasp of a JQorth Carolina safety. 154 Sports 7 D. Drew slides in safely under the relay throw to put another run on the board. Sports 155 %% " • ♦ fc «8 Stereotypes were often iggest obstacle for ks to overcome. Yet photo courtesy ot Jenn Mever photo courtesy of Celina Contreras elta Gamma sorority kept busy during the year bv taking an active part in a wide range of activities and functions. Delta Gamma took second place in Sigma Pi ' s annual Tiger Toss cheerleading competition, with proceeds going to benefit the Tallahassee Humane Society. The ladies also took first place overall in Sigma Phi Epsilon ' s Queen of Hearts pageant competition, with proceeds going to benefit the American Heart Association. Success remained synonomous with Delta Gamma as the ladies raised the most money overall to benefit Easter Seals. Megan Taylor was named sorority president of the year and the ladies received the prestigious Panhellenic Chapter Excellence Award. Some of the functions that the ladies enjoyed during the year were the " Rags to Riches " semiformal, haynde, " Anchor Splash " , and " Anchor Ball " . The ladies of Delta Gamma were also proud to have members in other organizations such as Seminole Ambassadors, Student Alumni Association, Student Government Association, Heisman Coalition, Greek Ambassadors and the varsity cheerleading squad. photo courtesy ot Jenn Meve 158 GREEKS am na photo courtesy of Allison Mitche -oJau flowet ypmaa Wm- . . . . Tauatiinp zDaie yniianlnuum . . Jteam ta e zfferem t SS M7S KAjii ie and QJtjtA L a uetoa io i Jar Above Left: bisters group together for a picture during their pledge retreat. Delta Qamma took in 43 new members in the fall. Jar Middle Left. Several of the sisters in attendance at Alpha Taut Omega fraternity ' s White Tea Rose formal gather together for a picture. Date functions were another fun aspect of sorority life tor the sisters. Jar Lower Left: Christy Carter. Jenn Meyer, and Kelly Thompson cheese it up for Kjob Knight at the Delt Disco with Delta Tau Delta. Delta Qamma had several socials during the year with varying themes Left: Allison Mitchell and 9tsy Qaray show the meaning of sisterhood while at Rags to Riches Rags to Riches was a date function that saw the day start with a dress down, casual event and the day end with a semiformal. jTi Delta Gamma 159 photo by Julie Wincheste appa Kappa Gamma sorority was busy both on campus and in the community through tun and worthwhile activities such as socials and philanthropies. In the fall, Kappa went " Under the Sea " with Delta Chi and Kappa Sigma fraternities to celebrate Homecoming. Kappa also helped raise monev for Muscular Dystrophy by participating in Sigma Pi Fraternity ' s annual " Tiger Toss " cheerleading competition, which Kappa took first place overall in. Kappa also enjoyed many socials in the fall such as " Boxers and Blazers " and a special Halloween social. Also exciting were the football blocks shared with fraternities. In the spring, the ladies were a top participant in the first annual " Souper _ Bowl " fundraiser and were also very successful in the Dance Marathon. In Sigma Sigma Sigma ' s " Polyhimnia ' s Challenge " , a lip sync contest, Kappa and Phi Kappa Tau took second place with their rendition of Vanilla Ice ' s " Ice Ice Baby " . Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded on the principles of scholarship, involvement and sisterhood. Throughout the year, the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma raised money for their philanthropy " The Rose McGill Fund " . They also participated in intramurals and man of the philanthropies held by other Greek organizations. Kappa placed third in scholarship, continuing to display a strong, intelligent sisterhood. The Kappa Ladies were also well represented in organizations such as Lady Spirithunters, Greek Ambassadors, Seminole Ambassadors, Student Alumni Association, Panhellinic and manv others. photo by Carrie McCannell S5u azzie 37ff€ ' mne l 160 GREEKS apaa (7 71 71 7 Jar Above Left: Sisters crowd around their trophy after winning Sigma ) ' Tiger Toss. Tiger Toss, Sigma Pi ' s philanthropy, is an annual cheerleading competition with all proceeds benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Joundation. Jar Middle Left. Scott Model I, Jen Qreen, Qaru Juchs. Carrie McCannell and Carey pierce stop to smile at Kappa Kappa Qamma ' s " Men of JSIA Calendar Competition " . Proceeds from the competition helped benefit the Pose McQill fund, and the calendar was sold through gill ' s bookstore Jar Lower Left: Alice Donovan and Mary Ann Shull beat the War Drum before the Miami Qame. The beating of the drum was an annual event that started with a cross state drive and then arrived in Tallahassee to be pounded for 2 hours a day the week before the big game. Left: Alice Donovan. Melissa Price, Nicki Jerrel and Mary Pjeth Dyke display their costumes for the Homecoming Jloat. Teamed with Delta Chi and Kappa Sigma, their theme for the day was " Under the Sea " . photo by Carrie McCannell Sa« S£ SSL. JP A SSL Jriataet tft eut-c e-M ym£a %ty 29 «w SJ8S J fuan (?J Jrou tc ing -Dale c(o t 79. 7870 fti afittfiopy jKate 7(ccAff tjftu ic KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA 161 photo courtesy of Karen Myers i he Gamma Phi Beta Sororitv left their mark on campus in many ways. It was a year full of socials, philanthropies, lavallieres, campus activities and sisterhood bonding. Gamma Phi started off the year with a very successful rush, welcoming forty-nine girls on August 27. The sisters dove into the fall semester by participating in Homecoming with Sigma Pi and Phi Sigma Kappa. Their theme was based on the historic Battle of St. Augustine, and after many late nights of photo by Gaylen Berliner hard work and practice, they combined to take first place in the skit competition. Other events in the fall included football blocks, Grab-a _ Guy Crush and the Crescent Ball Formal. In November, Gamma Phi held their annual philanthropy, Laugh Off. Volunteers were chosen to perform standup comedy acts for students with all proceeds going to benefit the American Cancer Society To kick off the spring semester, Gamma Phi held their semi-formal at Andrew ' s Upstairs and their favorite date function Destination Unknown, which ended with the women and their dates blasting the night away at Laser Storm. Gamma Phi Beta was also proud to have members participate in other organizations such as Lady Spirithunters, Seminole Ambassadors, Greek Ambassadors, Gold Key, and Burning Spear. photo by Gaylen Berlinger AJi .Auiioeuy T. m i,iA 162GREEKS photo by Gavlen Berlinger Jalau -£ignt AJtatan. zDatA AJuuan dftotaet SinA X. aviation mioi C dLm (STTaoit 6m 6SS IT Sman @S j?ou ie mg zVaie )(otxm£et ft J8T4 t sAilanmtafty QWmeuoan K aneet Qjoaciy Jar Above Left: Sisters and new members assemble outside the Qamma Phi house on bid day to pose for their first picture together. The sorority took in forty-nine new members during fall rush. Jar Middle Left. Sisters huddle together in a moment of true sister- hood. Jar Lower Left: Qamma Phi ' s float passes by their house during the homecoming parade. Teamed with Sigma Pi and Phi Sigma Kappa, their theme for the week was the Rattle of St. Augustine. Left: Three Qamma Phi ' s and two Sigma Pi ' s take a break from pomping the homecoming float as the banner hangs from the balcony. Although neither the float nor banner took first in their respective competitions, the two organizations, along with Phi Sigma Kappa, were represented by the champion skit at Pow-Wow. Gamma Phi Beta 163 1 km elta Delta Delta sisters agreed that they were most proud of the diversity reflected within the sorority and the strong sense of sisterhood that was achieved through it. Such a strong sisterhood was evident in the manv activities and rituals held throughout the vear. The tall semester started off with a fall pledge formal to honor the new member class. As the weather cooled off, the sisters held their annual haynde, " Woodser " . The spring semester was highlighted by the " Stars and Crescent " formal, as everyone enjoyed getting dressed up in sequins, tuxedos and beads for an elegant evening of glitz and glamour. P hoto courtes . v ofTiffany Jacksor Socials were prominent in both semesters with themes like country, Hawaiian, rollerskating, pajama partv, Woodstock and beach bash. " Unga Gunga Bulunga " , with Alpha Tau Omega, was well anticipated because it employed a primitive, cave-like theme. On March 2 3, the Greek Council hosted a 32-hour Dance Marathon to benefit the Children ' s Miracle Network. Tri-Delt was paired with Kappa Alpha and the two were very proud of the 10 dancers who were part of the few that remained standing and in good spirits until the very end. Delta Delta Delta was proud to have members in other organizations including Lady Spirithunters, Greek Ambassadors, Seminole Ambassadors, Gold Key Panhellenic Executive Board, Student Alumni Association, Garnet and Gold Girls, Bat Girls, and many honor societies. photo courtesy ot Komal Patel .% pZUo. 164 GREEKS ®A a photo courtesy of Tiffany Jacksc €a o« coJk . u 3 e platDet t yamu 3pm£a @ ? «» s 4 7 r ad Orfoem K.7ouAf i i£ z )aie Q ' taaemict $. 1888 ni a tmwpy L f renj liwm Jnaeaufi Jar Above Left: Sisters gather around to smile for %ob Knight while at the pajama party social with Sigma Chi. Socials were a good wag to meet new people and have fun without the pressure of a date fun- ( ioi i Jar Middle Left. Ashley Mmnick, Shara tilers, Komal fatel. Andrea l$artek. Dana fanza. Nicole Deloach. Maggie Shea, and Melmda Games pose before going out for the evening Jar Lower Left: Jront Row: Lisa Sandler, Wendg Davis, marg Kay Jarington, Komal fatel, Kristen English. V ack Row: Natalie Taylor, Mandy Holley. Tiffany Jackson. Katherine Sampanes. Tiffany Taylor The group enjoys their time at the officers ' retreat at Gamp Gherry Lake. Left: tyg sisters pose with their little sisters after a scavenger hunt. The object was for the new sisters to find the girl with the same shirt t them to reveal who their big sister would be for the year. DELTA DELTA DELTA 165 lpha Gamma Delta sorority kept busy with activites ranging from formals, to intramural sports, to philanthropies. In the Fall, They took an active part in Homecoming, useing the theam " Education. " Teamed with Phi Kappa Tau and Delta Upsilon, they took second place in the float competition. Alpha Gamma Delta held their " Crystal Ball " Formal, as well as Crush, " Escape " , and " Holiday Party. " Throughout the year, they participated in several socials which ranged From " Back to the Future " to " Cowbovs and Indians. " Alpha Gamma Delta ' s annual philanthropy, " Twister, " photo by Danielle Mitchelson w pj N mSS HH ■HB Pv 1 t . 1 1 j im photo by Rachel Dixon was a campus Favorite. It provided plenty of fun For the students while raising money to fight Juvenile Diabetes. Thev also supported their sisters from start to Finish in the first annual Dance Marathon, which went to benefit the Children ' s Miracle Network. In addition to placing in the top three in several intramural sports, Alpha Gamma Delta won many awards durnng the year, including the participation award from Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol and the overall GAMMA award. An alumnae was named Chapter Advisor of the year, and the sorority recived the Outstanding Sorority Community Service Award . Alpha Gamma Delta was especially honored to recive the Panhellenic Chapter Excellence Award. photo by Karen Wright ju ( yy ? , n To tto i 166 GREEKS JJelto Jar Above Left: Sisters and new members assemble outside the Alpha Qamma Delta house on bid dag to pose for their first picture together. The sorority took in a large class of new members during fall rush. Jar Middle Left. Carrie l%oud, Sheri fountain, Jennifer fSelgard and Wendi Cjibson take a break during Dance Marathon. The four made it through all 32 hours, helping the University raise over 5 10. 000 for the Children ' s Miracle Network. Jar Lower Left: The final four contestants climb over each other in the final round of " Twister " . " Twister " was Alpha Qamma Delta ' s philanthropy, with proceeds helping to fight Juvenile Diabetes. Left: Several sisters and their dates enjog a close moment during the " Escape " date function. photo by Mindee Rosenberg keen aiau 9U SBLfan y oiaet ,_ Oee ant AJiff Ocuet Qymiat ?5auitie 2 «» «? x? jfaunduty zDak (Sj lau M 9at Sfitdanrfuw Q ui $£ » ot iue ALPHA GAMMA DELTA 167 - . .. :■- " ... . i . jf , Nv, aJ hi Omega sorority began the year by celebrating the 100th birthday of its founding. In recognition, the sorority undertook a national service project, the Read Aloud Program, in which sisters visited local elementary schools to read stories to the children. In the fall, Chi Omega held its pledge formal to honor the pledges and new members. They also teamed with Pi Kappa Psi for Homecoming with the theme " Pirates of Doak Campbell Stadium. " Later in the semester, they had the Beaus and Beauties date function in which each sister and her date dressed up like a famous movie photo courtesy ol Julie Allen couple. The semester ended with the Christmas party at the house to honor the December graduates. The spring semester saw the ladies hold their Sand Slam philanthropy. The beach volleyball tournament was held at the intramural fields and all proceeds benefited the Treehouse foundation, which helped out underprivileged and abused children. They also held their annual havride at George Ward farm and had a spring formal at the Silver Slipper to honor their seniors. Chi Omega was proud to have members in other organizations such as Seminole Ambassadors, Gold Key Leadership Honorary, Greek Ambassadors and many others. They were particularly proud of Ashley Gortemoller, who was a junior varsity cheerleader, and Ginny Cambre, who served as student body vice president. photo courtesy of Julie Allen - 168 GREEKS ftb meaa Jar Above Left: Sisters to perform the Chi Omega Choo Choo skit for prospective pledges during rush week. The skit displayed the diversity and sisterhood of the sorority Jar Middle Left bisters get a little crazy at the pajama social with Sigma phi Epsilon. Jar Lower Left: gecca Qarbick, Kate Quint, Julie Allen and Qabe grown show sisterhood at its finest. Left: Clockwise from top left Allison DeCort. Lacey Jager. Jen guckley. Julie Allen, Tern Warner, Mandi Cthendge {cool girt), Kellie Hobm. Megan Murphy. Laura Marshall, and Stephanie Wawrm pose for a pre- rush picture. photo courtesv ot Julie Allen alau XJatt na Citato platan ft Me JawaMan 3pnial (%J ?aUeu set 7 Q uan 8 K- cuiAt vip JJafc (9%wa S. MBS KSfii aftt opy L kwj ' i Hame (Sooty - Chi Omega 169 ►:« ■ i lgma Kappa sorority entered their 122nd year of sisterhood by continuing to strive for excellence. Sigma Kappa was proud to be a part of the campus and community, and contributed to both in many wavs. Sisters participated in many activities around campus such as socials, date functions and philanthropies. In the fall, Sigma Kappa paired up with Tau Kappa Epsilon tor homecoming, and their theam for the week worked with the NASA Space Center. photo courtesy of Sigma Kappa Sigma Kappa ' s philanthropy was the Eight Ball Shootout, a pool tournament, with all proceeds going to benefit Alzheimer ' s disease, geretology, and Inherit the Earth. They also participated in Campus Sing, a traditional singing competition. After many hours of practice and preparation, Sigma Kappa captured first place. The sisters looked their best in the spring at the annual Violet Ball formal. They were also proud to participate in other Greek philanthropies to help each contribute to worthy causes within the community. Also exciting were the many socials Sigma Kappa had with the other fraternities and sororities on campus. Sigma Kappa was proud to have members in other organizations such as Seminole Ambassadors. Greek Ambassadors, Tribe, and the varsity softball team. photo courtesy ot Sigma Kappa % „■ Q , L 1 70 GREEKS Jar Above Left: Sisters group together and smile at Sigma Kappa ' -, eight ball shoot out. Proceeds went to benefit the Alzheimer ' s Association Jar Middle Left Award winners on Scholarship Night display their rewards for their hard work Sigma Kappa was again near the top in overall sorority Q.p.A. Jar Cower Left: The Sigma KappalTau Kappa Epsilon float rolls down Jefferson Street. Their theme for the week dealt with the Space Program. Left: xhe Sigma Kappa house, located at 503 W. Park Avenue. photo by Eric Johnson K aiou JLaandet a ir Q ' lataati Ituaet lialel pnial @ £?£ so lfr J tf n«e Jtatdr mp J)ale Q ' (otxm xt 9, M4 JlUa dfitapp (9% z4eunetli 9%Laaa iari 1874 KAPPA KAPPA GAM MA 171 lpha Chi Omega sorority kept busy throughout the year by participating in a variety of activities like socials, philanthropies and date functions. One of the first events of the year was Alpha Chi Arrest. Arrest was a Crush where the ladies invited some of the more interesting gentlemen on campus in the hopes of meeting that certain someone special. Other date functions during the year included havride, semiformal and formal. The ladies also had several socials with fraternities during the year, football blocks, and participated in many philanthropies like Sigma Pi ' s Tiger Toss and Sigma Phi Epsilon ' s Queen of Hearts. They also were proud of their sisters that made it through Dance Marathon. Alpha Chi Omega ' s own philanthropy, Par Tee, was a golf tournament with proceeds going to benefit the prevention of Domestic Violence. Their chapter was also awarded the best new member program of all the national chapters. The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega are proud of their sisters that held leadership positions in other campus organizations such as Seminole Ambassadors, Greek Ambassadors, Student Alumni Association, Panhellenic and Rho Chi. oto courtesy o[ Deanna Thomas photo courtesy ol Deanna Thomas 6 T ro t-OA lAC 1 72 Greeks OrfloAa ID. ea v ieaa Jar Above Left: A group of Alpha Chi Omega sisters smile for the camera while enjoying Mardi Qras in New Orleans. Mardi Qras wa- a popular destination for the ever exciting road trip. Jar Middle Left. A squad of sisters gets into the mood before Alpha Chi Arrest. Arrest was the theme of the Crush, where the ladies invited some of the guus theu were interested in in the hopes of starting up something special. Jar Lower Left: bisterhood is at its finest while at the bportcenter social with Theta Chi Left: bisters and their dates have a wild time athauride. Hauride was a popular social among all sororities. photo courtesy ot Deanna Thomas JoIau ( mtUl ted anef (£ ' uoe gxeen r owet w net carnation ymfio -hp 1 etittm S IfC U fae,uie Jfoutfr inp zDate do£tt tS. fMS k. sni attmwpy G?a er eaA Alpha Chi Omega 173 photo by Richard Johnsor lpha Phi Alpha Fraturnitv, Inc. came off a two year suspension in October, for alleged hazing incidents, and upon reinstatement, immediately reestablished themselves on campus by capturing first place in Extravaganza, a step show competition involving all eight Pan- Greek fraternities and sororities. The spring semester kicked off during the final week of January with Alpha week, where the fraternity put on several events for the public, including the Miss Black and Gold beauty pageant and a bowling social. The winner of the pagent went on photo by Richard Johnson to represent the chapter at the state and national competition for the right to be Miss Black and Gold for the entire national fraternity. The week ended with the Alpha Ball at the Ramada Inn on North Monroe. In mid-spring 12 new brothers were initiated under the line name " Knights of a Golden Obelisk. " Alpha Nation was held with Alpha Kappa Alpha late in spring. The weekend was full of events including a car wash, social, party, seminar and stepshow. Alpha Phi Alpha also held several seminars in the Smith Hall lounge over the course of the year which discussed topics ranging from hazing to abortion. Alpha Phi Alpha was particularly proud of the accomplishments of brothers Wayne Messam, chosen student body vice president and Homecoming Chife, and Dwight Moxie, who was elected Black student Union president for the second cosecutive year. photo by Richard Johnson - y 174 GREEKS Phi Alpha — photo bv Richard Johnson oU SSlad and ( U jpn£a (2jw6 c Jairfding, ZlJaie zAnm r 4. f90ff Jar Above Left: brothers celebrate after winning the txtravaganza Step Show Jar Middle Left. The new spring line. " The Knights of aQolden Obelisk Left to Right Jeff Hart, Andre Evans. Dainiel Auckland. Uamain Ledgister. Mark Walden, Shawn Higgins, Dwagne tfroxton, Keith Sams Jared Hardware. Jamaal Mags. Milton Qibson. Lester Hawthorne. Jar Lower Left: Wagne Messam rides in the Homecoming parade as " Chief. " He was also elected Student V odg Vice President in the spring. Left ' Keith Sams introduces himself to the public. Alpha Phi Alpha 175 Rho Chs played an impoKiam nole in rhe Rush pnocess. LEADERS OF THE PACK Ice water parties, skits, mints, blisters, stress, excitement. These were the days of Fall Sorority Rush and these were the thoughts of every rushee. It was a week filled with new friendships and hard decisions, but it was also a week that no rushee would soon forget. Perhaps the most influential person in the rushee ' s week, and someone she would always remember, was her Rho Chi (PX). The Greek meaning of Rho Chi is " friend, companion, counselor, " and truly these girls became the rushee ' s friend, mentor, doctor, and mom for a week. The Rho Chi was someone to whom every girl could turn to for a laugh, bandage, or the ever famous, breath freshening mint. To some, she would become a lasting friend. And to the lucky lew, she would become a sister. The Rho Chi selection process was one that was taken very seriously for the simple reason of the impact that she made. Rho Chis had to posses strong leadership qualities in both her sorority and school activities. The Rho Chi ' s function during Rush was endless. Her jol ranged from the role of confidant to aiding in the technicality of filling out bid cards. She served as a counselor, friend, a shoulder to cry on and someone to turn to no matter what the problem. The Rho Chi was always ready for emergencies with the well known Rho Chi bag, which carried everything from panty hose to Tylenol to mints. In the end, although she could not influence the rushee ' s choice of house, she lent the rushee advice to make a good decision. Often the Rho Chi became the comic relief of a week filled with many serious choices. She was always ready with a joke and a handful of Skittles. But even the Rho Chi could make amusing mistakes. " I accidentally left one of my rushee ' s umbrella at a house and I had to go back for it. I was a little embarrassed, " said Julie Allen. The role of the Rho Chi was a truly essential part of the Rush experience. The position contained the power to positively influenct twenty young ladies ' lives. " My Rho Chi was such an inspiration to me. I wanted to help someone the way she helped me. It was great to have twenty girls who looked to me for advice and direction, " said Mandi Ethendge. Allen agreed, " The reward I got from being a Rho Chi was the feeling of contributing something, " she said. " My twenty girls went to twelve different houses so I feel like I was able to offer something to the Greek system. " hy Ahem Mills 1 76 Greeks photo courtesy of Mandi Etheridge Above: Mandi Etheridge and Jalie Allen take a minute daring rash to show what real sisterhood looks like. Etheridge and Allen were both Rho Chis and spent mang hoars helping the rashees through the process of choosing their sorority Rho Chis 177 On rbeiR peer ail nighr pn a gnear cause DANCE MARATHON photo courtesy ot T photo courtesy ot Tirtanv Jackson 1996 marked the beginning of a new tradition at the University. The Greek community started the First Annual Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon was a charity project to raise money for the Children ' s Miracle Network. The event was held in Tully Gym, where the participants danced for 32 hours. There were performances by live bands such as Poetic Chaos, routines from the Cheerleaders, Golden Girls and the circus during breaks. The fraternities and sororities were paired with a minimum of 5 dancers from each. Overall, 21 fraternities and 16 sororities participated in the event. A group of 100 morale people encouraged the dancers to keep going. " We gave the dancers massages during their breaks, made requests to the D.J. ' s, and got water for them, " Rain Newbold, a morale person explained. Another incentive for the dancers were the families the money went to. Twelve local families attended the event who received the money. Assistant chairman Brian Seaquist said, " It was helpful having the families there. Seeing the children with leukemia helped keep the dancers going. As it turned out, the incentive to keep going was universal. Out of 203 dancers that started the marathon, 160 lasted throughout the whole event. We had more people finish than any other school in their first year. " Headed by Travis Ferguson of Sigma Nu and Brian Seaquist of Alpha Tau Omega, the First Annual Dance Marathon was a huge success. The event raised $25,521 for the Children ' s Miracle Network. Brian Seaquist proudly announced that FSU " raised over $10,000 more than any other school in their first year. " Winners of the marathon included Tri Delta and Kappa Alpha in third place for the most money raised, Tri Sigma and Kappa Sigma came in second, and Delta Zeta and Sigma Pi placed first. Tri Sigma and Kappa Sigma also won for having the most spirit. Sponsors of Dance Marathon were Kinko ' s, Nike, Dan Marino ' s Pro Line, and several local businesses around Tallahassee. While Dance Marathon proved to be a great success among the fraternities and sororities on campus, Brian Seaquist announced that " we are encouraging Dance Marathon to become an all-campus event. " With luck, the success of the first marathon would encourage other organizations to participate. In the 1 meantime, the Greeks were off to a great start beginning a great tradition at Florida State. l y Susan Noli 1 78 Greeks photo courtesy of Tiffany Jackson jar Upper Left: Dancers raise their arms and form a tunnel for each other to go through. A variety of dance styles were used to keep the marathon from getting boring. jar Upper Right: Two dancers laugh as they do what they can to stay on their feet. Well over half of the dancers who started the marathon finished it. 4bove: Members of Tri Delt gather around with their dance partners during one of the breaks. The Tri Delts were one of the last two groups standing at the end. Dance Marathon 1 79 photo courtes; ol Tiffany Jackson photo courtesy of Tiffany Jack: Upper Left: Two brothers ride up to the Tri Delt house on horseback The horses and costumes were important to adding to the atmosphere of a historic occasion. Upper Right: brothers form lines on either side of the Tri Delt walk and salute their brother as he escorts his date out of her house The whole week was ful I of traditional gestures of gentlemanhood Lower Left: A brother and his date pause for a moment to reflect upon the evening. The ball was held at beautiful Pebble Hill Plantation Lower Right: ' the sisters of Tri-Delt who were invited to Old South gather on the house steps to show off their dresses. Not only did the guys dress as old soldiers, but the ladies also wore very dressy, yet old fashioned, formats. 180 Greeks by Emc Johnson j M[ OW SOUTH Few events on the Greek calendar were as widely anticipated as Kappa Alpha fraternity ' s Old South Ball. It was more than just a formal, it was a week long celebration of Southern heritage and pride. The celebration began the Saturday of Easter weekend with the building of the fort outside the K. A. house on Jefferson Street. The fort had two levels, tower and a wall surrounding the property. The tower was made out of tall pine trees that were debranched and sunk in eight toot holes. The bark was put on he outside for the wall. The fort was used during the week as a place to corral the horses and hang out when nothing else was going on. " It was crazy, the trees were heavy and we kept swinging them out over traffic trying to get them up. Cars were swerving everywhere. It was a lot of Lin though, and it was a real good bonding experience for all of the brothers, " said Darrh Bryant, senior. Easter Sunday saw the brothers and their dates head to Pebble Hill Plantation for a picnic. The atmosphere was casual, and it was the first chance for veryone to get to know each other. " The best part about the events leading up to the Ball is that dates can get familiar with each other before the dance. With other formals and date unctions, people get set up and don ' t meet until the night of the event, but with Old South, you spend a week together and I think it makes for a more friendly, omfortable atmosphere at the Ball, and you really can develop a friendship, " said Bryant. Monday afternoon, several of the brothers donned their old confederate uniforms, and rode horseback to deliver Ball invitations to the sorority houses. " I can ' t do the invitations justice in words. They are huge and incredible. They are really something, " said Bryant. Monday night was Brother night, and the members of Kappa Alpha took a retreat to the woods. The evening was spent planning out the rest of the veek to make sure it went smoothly and also discussing the future of the chapter. The brothers each got a chance to express opinions and concerns and get whatever was on their mind out in the open. " It was a real strong evening for all of us. Besides getting another chance to bond, we addressed the things that bothered us the most. I think everyone elt better when the meeting part was over, and then we took some time to hang out and have fun together, " said Bryant. Tuesday night was spent at I. C. Flicks, as the ladies and gentlemen had a private screening of " Gone With the Wind " . " It was another fun event where everyone could hang out and spend some time together before the main event. It ' s not just a lot of fun, it gives everyone a hance to see what southern life was like, also. Sort of the whole reason why we have the week long celebration, " said Bryant. Wednesday was the annual parade, starting at the Kappa Alpha house, with the Tallahassee Police Department blockading the streets for the fraternity, he brothers dressed up in their uniforms, and they took horses, trucks and trailers to the sorority houses to pick up their dates. At each house, the brothers lined lp on both sides of the walkway as the men would go in to get their dates. As they came out of each house, with the women in big bell dresses, the line up raised heir swords for each pair to walk under. " I think it ' s something that we all really enjoy, especially the women. It ' s not only positive from the aspect of courtship and being gentlemen, but it gives is some recognition. People see the parade and say, ' Kappa Alpha must be doing that Old South thing again, " said Bryant. Thursday night was the actual ball in Thomasville, GA, at Pebble Hill Plantation, with everybody dressed up in uniform and bell dress for an evening of lancing and celebration. " The plantation is gorgeous. There are huge stables for horses and carriages, and a courtyard in the middle of a horseshoe shaped ring of buildings. We lad it catered and brought in a band, and people stayed and enjoyed the atmosphere until around two in the morning, " said Bryant. Bryant added, " The whole week is incredible, and everybody looks forward to it all year. It ' s hard to tell you how much fun it is until you ' ve experienced t. The guys have no trouble finding dates because the girls enjoy it so much. A lot of hard work goes into planning it with finding a band, booking the plantation, catering it, getting the horses, building the fort, putting together the parade and everything else but it is really worth it. " There is a big misconception about the symbolism behind the celebration, but you can see that every event from start to finish only centers around the Southern way of life. It is about heritage, respecting women and remembering our roots, and that is all. It has nothing to do with anything else. I think it is the highlight of our year, and is a special celebration unique to Kappa Alpha. " Old South 181 Rollen Skares, Boxen Sboms, Waren Guns SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE What was not always socially acceptable in the Tallahass ee community could be socially acceptable in the Greek community on campus. For instance, how often did people shop at Publix dressed in boxer shorts and carrying waterguns? Yet that was the norm at a social between Gamma Phi Beta sorority and Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity- Socials were functions that most Greek organizations took part in. In a social, one or more fraternities got together with one or more sororities for a theme party. Every member was invited, date or not, to get crazy for an evening. Each one had a particular theme that members dressed like or acted out. Some of the more creative themes made for more interesting evenings. In the aforementioned " Boxer Shorts and Water Guns " , the men and women met at the Phi Sig house armed for a water fight. Everything from pistols to super cannons and grenades were filled with water and everyone left soaked. " It was a lot of fun to see women not care about their hair and make up for a change. Some of them were pretty vicious, too. You had to always look out around you because people were dropping buckets full of water from out of nowhere, " said Kevin McCord, junior, Phi Sigma Kappa. Another interesting theme saw Delta Delta Delta sorority match up with Alpha Tau Omega fraternity for " Unga Gunga Bulunga " where everyone dressed up in caveman and cavewoman attire. " That social is one of my favorites. The more creative people get, the more fun it is. People blacked out teeth, put bones in their hair and made clubs. It seems that socials bring out the crazy fun side of people and this one definitely was strange, " said Tiffany Jackson, junior, Delta Delta Delta. Many other socials had similarly off the wall themes. Tri - Delt and Kappa Alpha had " Disco Roller-skating " , Gamma Phi Beta and Pi Kappa Phi had " Treasure Hunt " where everyone dressed like pirates and went on a scavenger hunt, and Chi Omega and Sigma Chi had " Trailer Trash " . " Socials are really good as stress relievers, too. In the middle of the week, when nothing else is going on, you get a chance to completely forget about who I you are and take on another personality for a few hours. There is no pressure to look good, and most of the time the weirder you look and act, the more fun it is, " said Mandi Etheridge, junior, Chi Omega. Not all socials were between one fraternity and one sorority. Many had a group theme and integrated a bunch of Greek organizations. " Woodstock " social was based on the 60s hippie celebration and incorporated the members of Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Alpha and Alpha Tau Omega fraternities and Tri - Delt Pi Beta Phi and Delta Gamma sororities. " Woodstock was really fun. There were so many people there that normally might not hang out together having a good time. The atmosphere was so laic back and relaxed and everyone was having fun, " said Annette Hamner, junior, Delta Gamma. Jackson summed it up, " With date functions, you go with your date and that ' s who you spend most of your time with. Socials are different in that you get to meet a lot of new people that you otherwise probably would have never had the chance to know. The themes help break the ice, too. Good themes are good fun. " hy Emc )ohnson 182 Greeks photo courtesv of Tit ' anv Jackson Above: Members of Tri Delta form a tram during the " Disco tZollerskating " social with Kappa Alpha ' jraternitLj. Cool Socials 183 n 1 1 most difficult thing for students to do outside the classroom. With over 300 anizations, however, Brothers in Business Alpha Kappa Psi was one of the nation ' s oldest professional business fraternities. It was founded in 1904 at New York University. Alpha Kappa Psi enhanced as well as supplemented the students ' academic training. The fraternity prepared students for the real world of business by providing opportunities to develop leadership. They accomplished this through corporate tours, job shadowing, community involvement, networking opportunities with the alumni and faculty, campus involvement, and social activities. " Alpha Kappa Psi supplements the academic training of it ' s members by preparing them to excel in the real world of business through professional opportunities to develop leadership, organization, time management, and speaking skills, " vice president of professional activities, Steve Needham said. The Beta Psi chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at the School of Business was a concentration for business oriented students. The chapter was founded on May 28, 1949, and has been continually active in the Tallahassee community. The chapter had been for the past five years the number one organizational donor to the March of Dimes in its fight against birth defects. Membership was open to students of various majors such as: accounting, hospitality administration, marketing and statistics. Students eligible tor membership had to maintain at least a 2.3 GPA in their mapr courses. There were approximately 100 members involved this year. " As a professional business fraternity, we take the responsibility upon ourselves to educate the public about the business community. Through our membership recruitment, we help fellow students by teaching them professionalism. The experience our brothers learn is invaluable, " vice president of memb ership Jennifer Estndge said. by: Regina Louis Miguel Esteban and Todd Master enjoyed this years corprate tour Alpha Kappa Psi participated in corprate tours to enhance give its members a look in to the corprate world. 186 Organizations tSelow: Elissa Scarpa, Jennifer 0 ' Con nor, QUI Phillips, Heather Van docklands, Lesley Qraham, 9lona Wibbels pause for a moment before continuing their corprate tour. Corprate tour ' s are a big part of the years activities. bottom: Kevin Mangan. " Jennifer Marx, Melissa McQranahan, Jill Phillips, Nikki Denmark, Stacee Karden, and Kristu Nelson gather for drinks after a seminar. The fraternity enjoyed relaxing as well as atending meetings at their national confrence. photo by Regina Louis photo by Regina Louis Organizations 187 phntn bv Eric Johnson A Water Ski Club member practicing a flip on a wake board. Not every landing was soft for the Ski Club, bat they had fun trying. Catching air on a wake board is not as easy as it seems. With a shorter tow line than slalom skiing, skiers were able to launch off the larger parts of the wake closer to the boat. 188 Organizations photo by Eric Johnson photo bv Eric Johnson Theresa Corun carves out a turn heading for the next buoy. Is skiers get better they are forced to use a shorter tow which made it even harder to make each buou. Making Waves With summer weather nearly year _ round, it was not uncommon to see students take an afternoon trip out to the Reservation, the lake owned and operated bv the University for recreational use. While some went there solelv to lav out or be lazy, others frequented it lor sport. Among those in the latter category was the Water Ski Club. " The club is really lor anvone who likes skiing, tubing or wake boarding. We have a slalom course and jump ramp that a lot of the members like to use also, " said Kar Easterbrook, president. Not only did the club ski recreationally, but also competitively The water ski team was a member ot the Southern Conference, which also included the University of Florida, University ot West Florida, Rollins College, University of Central Florida, Eckerd College, and Emory Riddle. Meets consisted of three main categories: slalom, jump and trick. In the slalom competition, each skier had an preliminary run through the buoys at a specific rope length. In runs during the later rounds, the rope length was shortened. Each skier was allowed one fall during competition. In the trick competition, each skier had 20 seconds to do as manv tricks as possible, with three judges scoring. In the jump competition, each skier was allowed three jumps and was competing tor distance onlv. Each pass or fall counted as a jump. The team had tour members quality for All - Stars. All Stars was the collection of the best tour skiers ot the conterence in each event, with no more than two from a single school in a single event. The All - Stars represented the conterence at the National competition, held in Phoenix May 18th and 19th. Easterbrook qualified in jump, Fred Marmsatter qualified in slalom and trick, Norm Sauev qualified in jump and trick and Theresa Coryn qualified tor the women in all three events. " We are really excited about nationals. It ' s nice to see all the hard work and practice pay off, especially for Theresa, she ' s fun to watch, " said Easterbrook A lot ot people saw the fun in the club, as " h members spent their afternoons at the Reservation during the fall semester. " A lot ot people grow up skiing, and I know personally it would have been hard to come to school and not be able to do what I love. It ' s definitely nice to be able to go out to the Res with friends, " said Easterbrook. by: Eric Johnson Water Ski 189 The Ultimate The Ultimate Frisbee club started in 1974 as a way to get Fnsbee freestylers, Fnsbee golfers and ultimate players together in one organization. However, during the construction on Doak Campbell stadium in 1996 the golf holes were torn out and the club began to focus more on becoming an ultimate team, paving the road to becoming the most successful Ul timate Club in state history. Going into the regional competition in Mobile, Alabama, on April 20, the women ' s team was ranked fourth in the nation and the men ' s team was ranked 21st. Both teams won their respective competitions, and qualified for the national competition, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from May 31st to June 1st. No other school in Florida had ever had even one team quality for nationals, much less two. Only 16 teams qualified nationally for the competition. " We were reallv excited to do so well. We (the men ' s team) beat Louisiana State by one to qualify and they were ranked number six in the country. It was a great feeling to know that we had done what no other team in the state had ever accomplished, " said Dan Zaftuto, president. After the regional, the men ' s team jumped to number 15 in the polls. When Zaff uto took over the club had o nly four members, but later grew to 50, with 15 men and 10 women participating in competitions. Its official club name is the Demented Ultimate Freaks. " I had thrown a lot back home on the beach so when I saw an ad in the paper for the team I went and gave it a try. Once people get involved thev realize how much fun it is, " said Zaffuto. " Ultimate Frisbee was originated by taking the best aspects from soccer, football and basketball and combining them in the perfect way thereby making it the ' Ultimate ' sport, " added Zaffuto. A game involved teams playing seven on seven trying to complete a pass in the opposing end zone. The disk could be passed in any direction, and when it was caught, the receiver had to plant a pivot foot and throw the Frisbee within 10 seconds. There was no tackling, although contact was an unavoidable part of the game. If the Frisbee hit the ground, was thrown out of bounds, or was intercepted it resulted in a turnover and the opposing team marched back the other direction. " It is really cool to be so successful at something so fun. We are also trying to get back to our original roots by getting a Frisbee golf course put in somewhere in Tallahassee, maybe out at Tom Brown park, " said Zaffuto. With two ranked teams contending for the national championship, the club certainly lived up to its name of Ultimate Frisbee. by: Eric Johnson Shawn Coleman, Brandon McAdams. avid David Qlade all reach for the frisbee. These gays enjoues preparing for a game. The Ultimate Jrisbee club was always found practicing at Tom IQrown park. 190 Organizations «■: . l JP+ Wm J-.nilM- 2 ' Dtw Dw fy reaches to get the frisbee in to his hand. The game of Ultimate frisbee combined aspects from soccer, football, and basketball. Dan Zaffudo attempts to catch the frisbee before it drops to the ground He was practicing as usual at Tom thrown Park. The club qualified for nationals and was inspired to practice even harder. Frisbee 191 Hard Times. The new year was greeted with enthusiasm and excitement when the Renegade yearbook staff first returned to» school in the fall. Coming off what was considered an off year, editor in chief Eric Johnson began with the hopes of avoiding the previous year ' s problems. " 1 thought Emily did a great job as editor last year, but life was made hard on her when her entire staff quit. She also had a prettv lousv advisor in control. I just started by putting together a large staff that was both knowledgeable and excited, " said Johnson. The staff began work in early September, but it wasn ' t long before they realized that the situation in the publications office had not gotten any better over the summer. " I was told that there would be a full time advisor when I got back and that the budget and contracts had been taken care of. Was I ever wrong, " said Johnson. The staff was rudely greeted by the fact that there was no advisor and no publishing company to print the book. " Basically we got started and then realized that we were screwed, " said Johnson. Robert Parker, a former editor in chief of the Renegade, was then temporarily hired to run the program until a permanent advisor was found. Parker took the job under the impression that a contract with a publishing company would soon be signed and that a full time advisor would be found by mid October. Neither was accomplished, as no bid had been signed at the end of the semester and no advisor had been hired. " We wasted an entire semester while Student Government toyed around with the program. First they say the program is a go, then they say it isn ' t, then it is again. Half of the staff quit because they thought it was a waste of their time, and who could blame them, " said Johnson. Matters were made worse when Student Government launched an investigation into the program concerning the matter in which Parker was hired. " 1 have no idea what all of that was about. Thev took a vote on the program and pledged unanimously to support us and then pulled that stunt. It was just mind boggling, " said Johnson. Eventually, the contract was signed with Herff Jones to publish the book and the staff began production. Soon the excitement returned as they realized what a special book they were putting together. " I think it ' s awesome. I have yet to see anything as good as what we are putting together, " said Eddie Shasek, Academics and People Editor. Yet at the end of the spring semester, things were only roughly a third of the way done and still no advisor had been hired. It would not be until early October when the last page was finished and sent. " I don ' t think that people realize what we went through to get this thing done. The yearbook serves an important role as the only historic record of the year gone by. We have alumni call every week wanting to display old yearbooks for their classes at parties and gatherings. Ten years from now people will want to look back and show their kids what the University was like when thev were there and the only wav to do it is with the vearbook. If Student Government would just support us from the start and hire an advisor with some good ideas we could again have the best book in the nation like we did in the early part of the decade. I also hope that the people who ordered books realize that we did all we could to get them to them on time. It only took us nine months to complete, and if we had started in August we could have been done by April, " said Johnson. It took a lot of hard work and dedication, bur in the end the staff overcame its obstacles and put together something for the University to be proud of. by : Eric Johnson x Q» 192 Organizations photo bv Jim Smith Left: A collection of University memorabilia was put together to be used in a media poster promoting the yearbook. The book plays an important role in preserving such collections as it serves as the only written historical record of the gears past. Without it there would be no explanation of what the things in this picture meant or were for Above: Eddie Shasek gets another signature on the petition to save the yearbook program. The staff felt that student government didn t realize how much the students really wanted the yearbook, so they retrieved over 1200 signatures to present to student government at their meeting concerning the fate of the program. photo bv Richard Johnson Renegade Yearbook 193 Singing Praises The University Gospel Choir was one of many musical ensembles that students were involved with during the year. Students registered tor it as a normal course for zero or one credit hour. The gospel choir was not limited to just students, faculty members could also join, as well as members of the community. The choir members practiced even ' Tuesday and Thursday night for an hour and a half. The choir included a soprano, alto, tenor, and bass section. Most of their sounds utilized the harmony of all four sections, while other sounds required only three sections. The gospel choir performed every fall and spring semester. The annual show was held in the Opperman Music Hall, primarily for the students, although community members were welcome. " We don ' t like to think of our singing in public as a show, we are not singing to the audience-we are singing to the lord, ' ' junior member Doniesha Chamberlain said. The choir gained local and national recognition with the help of their director, Tony McNeil. Tony McNeil graduated with a bachelor of music education. " When I first came to FSU there were only about 30 active members and now there are over 160 members, " Tony McNeil said. Homecoming had a different twist because of the gospel choir. The choir held a Gospel Explosion for the first time ever. The event was a concert featuring Donald Lawrence and the Tri — City Singers, a contemporary gospel group. The concert added a bit of diversity to the usual homecoming events. It was not an easy task because there was talk of SGA cutting costs from the homecoming events. The gospel choir had to prepare a speech, a detailed budget for their event, and they had to show that a majority of the students wanted the concert to occur. At the senate meeting the gospel choir demanded to be a part of the homecoming week and brought over 200 students to support them. Their request was unanimously passed by the senate. " I don ' t think these walls can take such an explosion, " vice president Jon Dalton said. The explosion was held in the Ruby Diamond Auditorium. " I look forward to doing it again next year, " freshman Denise Stephens sai d. by: Regina Louis Tiffany Ross sings her heart out at the Qospel Explosion. The Qospel Choir performed mang concerts during the gear. 194 Organizations Gospel Choir 195 photo bv Brooke Baco 196 Organizations photo bv Eric Johnson Groups 197 Horse and rider work together to clear two foot gate. Timing the horses steps I a big factor in jumping, riders practice clearing dozens of obstacles in preparation for each show. %ecku Keapproth, President of the Equestrian Club, Lining up for a jump at the Jail University of Florida Show. Keapproth is one of the club ' s original members, and helped to found an equestrian club at the University. 198 Organizations photo by Brooke Bacon Heels down, head up, this rider displays good jumping form. The distance to the next jump must be judged before the horse lands, so the rider can change leads if necessary. Horsing Around The Equestrian Team did more than just " horse around " . In fact the team posed a challenge tor the other schools in the region, including the University of Florida and Georgia Southern. Part of their success can be attributed to its many new members. The club welcomed all interested students and used a local, private stable and their horses. Therefore owning a horse was not necessary to be in this organization. Members rode with the trainer ot their style, which was either English style with Rob Billings or Western style with Nicki Francis. The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association gave the students a chance to compete with riders of their own skill level. The I.H.S.A. involved 235 colleges, and offered competitions at Regional, Zone, and National levels. The Florida State Equestrian Team was established in the Fall of ' 94 with only six team members. The president ot the club, Rebecca Keapproth, started it from scratch with her own money. She came to the University after transferring from South Carolina, where she was an active member of their equestrian team. There were many interested riders that attended the first meeting as 50 anxious people showed up. " I ' m really glad the equestrian team is a success and that I received the many responses from riders that wanted to join in the beginning, " president Rebecca Keapproth said. The equestrian team launched into its second year and continued to bring together students that enjoy horseback riding competitions. " The Equestrian team has been a great way to meet other riders here and get involved in competitions, " rider Sue Anne Purnell said. Although the club continued to be a success, they were constantly having to raise funds to keep it alive. The majority of the costs were tor class fees, lodging, travel, equipment, and training. " Most of the many costs that the team had to cover came from our individual pockets, " treasurer Andrea Butera said. Most of the members felt that the team was not given the proper recognition for all ot its success and potential. " I really feel that we should get more recognition within the university system as far as financial and student support, " vice-president Jennifer Jenkins. " This team progressed over the years and hopefully will continue to do so, " senior Heather Hexter said. by: Brooke Bacon Equestrian 199 Surf ' s Up. Tallahassee was never known for its prime beach front property. Still, students from the Florida coast looking for a quality education often made the tough decision of leaving the ocean for the University. Easily, the decision was the toughest for the surfers. Enter the Surf Club, an eclectic collection of die hard surfers. The goal of the Surf Club was simply to help everyone who left their friends and the ocean find others in the same situation. " We are really the friendliest club on campus. The meetings are really laid back, and the people are easy to get along with. We all love the same thing, so when vou join the club you instantly have 50 friends, " said Paul Gomer, fall semester president. Just about every weekend members of the club headed to the beach to rid themselves of the feelings of withdrawal experienced from being in a landlocked city " It ' s real easy to get a ride if vou want to go surfing. There is always somebody going to the Gulf or the East Coast, and they are more than happy take others with them, " said Dave Posluzny, secretary. The club had a breakthrough year behind the happenings of two major events. First, they joined the Sports Club Council, an organization of 24 sport related clubs. SCC was allotted a budget by the Student Government Association, and provided funding for all of its members. The Surf Club was funded travel money for both semesters, easing the pocket books of many of its members. " It can get expensive to go to the beach every weekend. It was nice to see the University promote the interests of students by helping out, " said Gomer. SCC also had several recruitment events that helped the club expand its membership. " I had been looking for people who liked to surf since I got here, and I had heard there was a club but I couldn ' t find anything out about them. I finally saw them in the union one day and signed up immediately, " said Charles Berry, a sophomore Finance major. The other major event was the participation in a National Scholastic Surfing Association event in Sebastian, FL. Upon entering, the organization went from being a surf club to a surf team, and began to spread its name around the South. " It was exciting to get into a contest. I wish NSSA had been a little more organized, but I think everything went well. It wasn ' t just big in terms of getting competitive, but also because there are a lot of high school and junior college students there trying to make a decision about where to go to school, and they ' ll remember that Florida State fielded a good team, " said Jennifer Holder, spring semester vice-president. by Eric Johnson 200 Organizations photo courtesy or Aaron Clark Left: Eric Johnson, spring 1996 president, cheeses for the camera while stuffing his face. Johnson organized the club ' s first intercollegiate competition during the semester. Above: Aaron Clark catches a wave during a session at St Augustine. Members of the club often would make the three hour drive for a chance at good waves. hoto bv Jim Smith Surf Club 201 Voice of FSU As the " Voice of Florida State " , V— 89 offered not only a variety of news and entertainment, but also served as a training facility for students who wished to pursue a career in the radio industry. V— 89 began in 1987 and was jointly funded by the Student Government Association and the College of Communications. Students and locals tuned in to W VFS 89.7 FM to hear the latest in international, national, state, and local news. V-89 made an effort to cover " issues of campus and community concern, " V 89 program director, Misha Laurents said. In terms of music, " The Voice " was an alternative to the mainstream. In addition to plaving the latest hits and news briefs, V— 89 helped out local bands such as the Bacon Rav Band. V— 89 plaved a variety of different sounds to expand their number of listeners on and off campus. This incl uded Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rap, Reggae, Ska, Metal, Folk, Oldies, and more. " They seem to concentrate their efforts on providing an alternative and that ' s what keeps me listening to the station, " listener Merlin Mann said. Students had the opportunity to volunteer or take courses for official credit at V— 89. " V— 89 is a real world, hands on, top _ notch training facility ... we have earned ourselves the reputation as a fishing pond for media industry employers, " director Misha Laurents said. This was demonstrated by the fact that most of the alumni received jobs working in media industry positions across the country and on every major network. V— 89 became one of the top ranked college radio stations, as a result of all the hard work put in by the students. It was one of 50 (handpicked) stations to report to GAVIN, the publication considered to be the bible of college radio. It also reported to CMJ (College Music Journal), Hits, and the Album Network, all of which determined national music charts. In previous years, V— 89 had received the GAVIN program music director of the year award and the CMJ music director of the year award. " V— 89 the Voice of Florida State, speaks for itself in a lot of ways. All people need to do is listen to learn how great it is, " public relations promoter director, Jennifer Slatterv said. by: Regina Louis Misha Laurents plays a music selection for the listeners. V-89 always had a variety of different music selections. 202 Organizations photo by Juan Austn photo by Juan Austn Their logo " The Voice " is very popular on and off campus The radio station served listeners from the community as well as from campus Students majoring in communications could work as d. .s for experience- Many students took this opportunity to get a hands on feel for the job V-89 203 photo by Richard Johnson 204 Organizations Viu. ' .U photo courtesv ot Catholic Student Union Groups 205 (Jrom Left to Right) ' Julie. Meridith Olsen. Kevin Diaz. tfrett Davidson, Robin IQlack. Lisa Meier. Jen R., I en ISaer, Amy J., Michelle tSlowm. and John Keckley pile out of the vans on the way to a High School. The Seminole Ambassadors recruited new students directly from their home towns. (Jrom Left to Right) Qinger. Julie, Maggie, and Al hanging out at the End Zone after a Semoinole Ambassadors meeting. ' The Seminole Ambassadors were not all business. The members had time for social events as well. 206 Organizations photo courticv ot The Seminole Ambassadors Student Leaders As a recruiting organization, the Seminole Ambassadors brought in many students during the year. With visiting groups as large as twenty families, the Ambassadors volunteered their time and personal stories about the University The extensive application and interview process helped in the selection of a diverse, and accurate representation ot the entire campus. The sixty _ one new members that met the requirements of 30 credit hours of University courses, strong social skills, personality, and charisma were added to the staff. For as long as thev were active and wanted to participate in the Seminole Ambassador program, old members were welcomed back. Each of the new members went through a training session that was lead by returning me mbers. During the year the Seminole Ambassadors went on an out-of-state and an in-state trip to learn strategies from other Universities, and to give presentations for different high schools. In addition, Seminole Ambassadors also improved public relations for the University The program was geared towards personal performance, and encouraged each individual to use his or her talents to better the University There were spontaneous walking tours that lasted about 45 minutes to an hour each, and covered a basic route around the campus. The reason manv students decided to come to the University was because of the openness of each Seminole Ambassador. When a high school student saw that a student ambassador genuinely cared about the University, and shared personal experiences, the University did not seem so intimidating. Eric Johnson, the president of the Surfing Club, was excited about his first year as a Seminole Ambassador. " I learned a lot of things I didn ' t know about the University. It was cool! I can remember back when I was first presented the campus. Hearing the personal experiences of my Seminole Ambassador, and seeing how much they loved this school was the reason I came here, " said Johnson. Special Events officer for the Seminole Ambassadors, Robin Black, had spent tour semesters in the organization, and still remembered her first encounter, " My high school tour of Florida State University changed my mind as to where to go. Tours ot a large university help make it more personable, and you don ' t feel like a number. I really enjoy giving these tours. Bringing in new students, Seminole Ambassadors is one of the most beneficial organizations, as a whole, for the University. " by: Angelique Burke Seminole Ambassadors 207 Landingthe Big One The University Fishing Society was an organization for experienced or non-experienced men and women who were interested in fishing and the outdoors. Their main focus was to provide a vehicle for people with similar interests in the outdoors and fishing to find each other. The Fishing Society was founded in early 1995 by Adam Besnard and was the only club of its kind ever to operate at the University. Their bi-monthlv meetings in the Union were when they planned trips and discussed other club business. The organization required no dues, and encouraged interested students to stop by any of their meetings. It was rare to find a club that required only an interest in their sport to join. Even if one did not have a rod and reel the club members were more than happy to lend out one of their own to new or potential members until they were able to purchase one. The main activity tor the club was outdoor trips, as most of the clubs members thrived on the feel of the great outdoors. Every two weeks the club members went on their own fishing excursions. The group usually took out a canoe or a boat to fish in the waters of Tallahassee, the Pan Handle, Carrabelle, and St. Marks. " I like fishing because it is a challenge, a sport, there is a goal, and I love the outdoors and en|oying nature, " said the President of the Fishing Society, Brian Browning. The Fishing Society did not limit itself to just one type of fishing. Club excursions included trips to all types of bodies of water lakes, streams, and even the ocean. Most club members just needed an excuse to take time out of their busy schedule, whether or not thev had experience in the type of fishing that was to be done on a particular trip. The Fishing Society was not just a group of experienced anglers, it became a family of friends who enjoyed trading exaggerated fishing stories, helping each other master fishing techniques, and traveling to places of natural beauty. The Fishing Society also offered an array of guest speakers. Guest speakers ranged from experts from the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission who informed the club about new fishing rules and safety guidelines, to speakers who specialized in fly fishing. The Society was a friendly organization that stayed on top of trends and events in the fishing community. They were paving the way for a new breed of social organizations at the University They planned exciting trips, and required no money up front from new members. This combination of activity and confidence was the mark of a very successful student organization. They also operated a web site at http: garnet.acns.edu rbb 1303 fish. by: Jennifer Agarwal Adam l%esnard, proudly holds his redfish. Thesefishing trips were scheduled at least twice a month. Members of the fishing society were encouraged to attend as many fishing trips as possible. These trips improved their fishing skills. 208 Organizations Fishing 209 ' ' • v I ; •■ _. tk - ftfcP ;r-. •-I N ' l sM photo courtesy ot the Marching Chiefs ■ : ' M.Alsip. T.lSailey. E.IQeachy. R.ISloiAnt, .tfrooks, .tfrown. R.tfarke. K.Chambers, M.Dingwell, HZDufresne, K.Estenoz, S.Jrances, R.Jreeby, S.Qarner, C.Harlow, C.Henderson, C.Hill, L.Hinkle. " .Kennedy. M.Kennedy, T.Ketchum, M.King, MLambis, .Masters, EMeehan, M.OToole, KPaik. KPatmore, A. Peterson, A.Pruitt, MRkhmond, Q.Shaffer, CStimson, P.lAsner, T.Vasqaez, A.Watkins, E.White. S.White. M.Williams I photo courtesy of the Marching Chiefs A.Clark, A.Cochenour, .Qarforth, D.Qeske, C.Hernandez, K.Maier. HZMayo, RMcQuaid, .Molineaax. Q.Perez. L.PIack. " JRose. DRotundo, MRyno, CSchall 210 Organizations . ' • -I I -M -7 ImCsI GT p 71 1 W W ■hh 1 ii: - ! . j t S» j ' •i.W LjL L.Ji KJtIj J ' . photo courtesy ot the Marching Chiefs A T arching Sensations The Florida Suite Marching Chiefs, under the direction of Patrick Dunnigan, performed the half-time show during both home and away football games. In addition to the Chiefs ' performances, they served as an extra support group for the football team. As a result of hard work and practice they delivered many choreographed half-time shows throughout the football season. During the last two weeks before the fall semester began, open auditions were held. Before the actual auditions started each candidate went through an extensive training period. Both new and returning members were required to audition. There were 420 members selected to participate in the Marching Chiefs. There was no specific cap number that they tried to adhere to, the goal was simply to attain as mam- players as they could without compromising quality. " As a member of my high school band and a drum major my senior year, there were adjustments that I had to make. But as a result of our willingness and dedication, we had a great year. Marching Chiefs is a lot of work, but ihoto I Majorette, Laura Davis, proudly marches with her prop . The majorettes were essential to the band. Keith Meter please turn the page Marching Cheifs 211 Marching Chiefs rule (continued) you don ' t think about that because the love for playing the music is greater. Chiefs is definitely the epitome of Florida State ' s spirit, " said freshman Leora Chai. Aside from performing at the football games and at the Bowl games, the Marching Chiefs played at the annual Florida State Prism Music Festival. From the time of auditions the Chiefs practiced Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm. In addition to these weekly practices, eleven sections scheduled separate practices. As a reward for all of the hard work accomplished, an awards banquet was held on November 26. One of the major things that kept the Marching Chiefs at their best was the hard working staff and members thev had supporting them. The Graduate Assistants, dealing with administration, also helped with the musical aspects of the band. In addition, Drum Major Amv Benedetto, and Assistant Drum Major Eric Allen, were tremendous assets to the morale of the Chiefs. The Staff, which consisted of student leaders in the band, helped in the actual training for the different shows. Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders, and the Row Leaders focused more on a smaller groups to maintain and assist. Each one of these leadership positions proved to be important, and was crucial to the overall well-being of the Marching Chiefs. Although they were seen as one huge band by the football fans, there were eleven different sections. As a part of making each section ' s uniqueness come alive, most of the sections had a nickname that was chosen to describe them. When each individual section performed at its best, the band, as a whole, was able to pull together a unified and exceptional performance. " One of the main reasons that I transferred to Florida State University was because of the opportunity to be a part of the Marching Chiefs. I recognized that Marching Chiefs was the second best feeling in the world I saw that being a member was not a burden, but a great privilege. Chiefs is my way of being a part of the school ' s spirit. It ' s a rush when we go out there before 80,000 screaming fans and perform our best. ..and then to know that we had a part in the win of the game, " drill assistant Christopher Yarbrough said. Though there was not a specific study on the correlation and effect of football players, winning scores, and the Marching Chiefs, when the Florida State Seminoles were at their best, the Marching Chiefs were there to support them. Angelique L. Burke 212 Organizations As captain of the flags, Theresa Vasquez, leads the rest of the ladles In their routine. Daring half-time the flags could always be seen waving to the beat nf tine- wiiAslr Photo Courtesy of Marvhing Chiefs C Adams. 7 ' Adams. TAke, LAIter, CAartzer, R.glunt, KArewer, KArooks. 5 Amoks, L.Chai. R.Chisholm. J.Davilus. C.Day. QDietz, S.Jreeby, Q.Qavin, D.Habecker. P.Hemingway, R.Hltchens, K.Jackson, K.Jackson, K.Jones, RXampmeyer, JXIinger, CXnob, DXreuzkamp. R.Landeck. A.Lantz. S.Lee, K.Leudenburg. Q.Machinski, J.McKeown. T.Mosser, J. Pearson, g.Pugh, A.Saalfeld. J.Showalter, Q. Smith, J.Smithers, CSneed, S.Vincenzo. JVreeland, R.Wakeman, A.Watson, ESN ear ne " ft 3 Photo Courtesy of Marvhing Chiefs 9 ' Alexander. K.garon. A. bishop, E.lQrooks. A.grothers, L.Carns. C.Casella. A.Cordell. E.Jitzgerald. P.Jrier. E.Qarver, L.Qilbreath, D.Hedgecoth, C.Hritz, M.Jump, NXeufler. KXirkpatrick, N.Kline, J.Lenker, g.Lieser, JMurphy, K.Rathman. S.Smgleton. M.Stanley, E.Suarez, J.Trotter Photo Courtesy of Marvhing Chiefs EAIIen. J.tfates, R.gell. T.gerry, DAIais, p. grown. M. Castro. Q.Caswell. D.Contos. J.DLouhy. S.Desormey, W.Entrekin. J.Evans, g.Jaller, W.Cjagliardi, C.Qibbons, A.Qilllgan. L.Qolson. A.Qreen. D.Qresko. KQuttman. W.Hall. C.Hayes, A.Holland. CXirk. tf.Knack, R.Lee. J.Marton. R.Mays, DMcCabe.NMcColliAm. W. Mitchell, J.Mowitz. Q.Nusmov.S. Paster. W. Pearson. R.Radcliff. D.Reilly. D.Rohan. E.Rosenfeld, D.Savage. CTemple, g.Thelen. E.Turner, CWest Photo by Keith Meter Marching Chiefs 213 E A 1 a m m. The pride of the Seminoles » P i v IV uld be seen with m iple look at the smiles of . people wto posset it. They held their heads h,yet without sticking A6fer - Bailey Lisa Abler Social Work Coriel Acosta Communications tina Acosta Public Admin. Melissa Adams Communications ' Jarvis Addison Electrical Ena ' Janet Adler Speech Path Ylenee Adolphe Liberal Arts Kari Albertson Social Science Cindy Aldrich Advertising Nancy Allen Social Science Ed Kyan Allen Liberal Arts Steven Allen IQiologu Kristie Allman Liberal Arts Pamela Altrichter " jashion Mdse Dawn Alvarez Crimmologu Andrew Antolak ' Joel Arnold Caw Deidre Ache! Vechnai Arunkul Chemical So. Amber Askins Communications VH ¥ . " V Al Sarah IQarr English Lit. ' Julio VJahmon Computer Sci. Christina tfahamonde Sntl. Affairs Charles tjailey Jmance Marlon t ailey Marketing - 216 People Ikilah rjain Celeste leaker Erica leaker •Jennifer tfartlett . ' Arts Katherine IQaumer IEd eWc tjegoni •Jascinth rjehij Denise tjell Cinda Jensen Karmen tjentley psychology Melissa tfernstein English Cit philana fjerros Tami tjerry Iheatrt Cheryl tfickert Mathematics Susan gills Child Uev Kristy IJIankenship tania IJobe lull Affairs Cora IJoehlke Janice fjois Jashion Design J licolette tyorgmeyer Psychology N Susan tforgon Criminology Deanna tfosschaert Jennifer tjourgeau Judith powers Bern Ed. Krista IJoyd Liberal Arts ' V m» -- " " • 1 ,1 Tux )1S Seniors 217 Sedra Sutler Social Science tfydalek Shan jtnarrce Jennifer Y$yerley 218 People Sally tjyrne Social Work Amy Kyrum Viviana Cabrera ■ ■ ■ ■ Kobin Callahan Social Work Kichardo Calzada Intl business Charlie Campbell Susan Campbell Pathology Sean Gandrilli Economics Susan Cannon Jennifer Carman Kelley Carraway Political Sci Kristan Carrizales Stephanie Cartee Heather Cerny Social Work Michael Cestaro biology Dionisio Chamorro Marketing Cjlen Champion Qeology Charlotte Chandler Communications Michelle Charles Peter Charbet Liberal Arts Chun Chase Criminology Charmaine Chibar tgiology lime Clark Political So. terri Clark Sociology Kobin Coffey 9ntl. Affairs oaiiOvb Seniors 219 CofFev - Costa in Robin Coffey Untl Affairs Elizabeth Cohen Entrepn inn Seth Cohen Christy Gollard Robert Confort Accounting Melissa Conte ItjM Allison Gontreras JI3M Valarie Cooper 9nt ' l Affairs Sheri Coopes tiehab Services Stacey Copland English Educ Rebecca Carry Physical Ed Suzanne Gors Ignatius Costa Shira Coxbill ' John Goyle Rrian Crosby Stacy Crossfield Stephanie Crosskey Mary Crouch Anthropology Kerri Growell Purchasing Rrian Grumbaker 9nt ' l Affairs Glavin Cuavers Natasha Gumberbatch Alissa Gurry Economics Sheri Da Costa 220 People •DaCosta - ' Dietrich Sherri Dacosta Akiva Davis Gamina Davis Virginia Davis tjrenda Dawson mtmq Michelle Dear Christopher Deholl ' Javier Delavega flicole Denmark . ■ Todd Deus ? : : " . ,.• Kenee Deymour |A% Aileen Diaz M ■ ,. ;t • ' Mi ' " Wk Emilio Diaz WK - xt wgk m mt Vitaliac Diaz Jk ft Heidi Dietrich gffl , , . WOMEN MITE ' KE BACK MinUT photo by Brooke Bacon Stop Rape Week During stop rape week students gathered in the union to support the take back the night campaign. Men and women alike were in support of the movement, and spoke out at the rally. Along with the weekending rally, many other events also comprised the stop rape week. The event was designed to demonstrate the fact that many peoples ' lives are destroyed by rape and date rape. The positive event went a long way to build a more informed campus, as well as to rally support for measures to make the University campus a safer one. ocnwTd bv Edward Shasek Seniors 221 Dobesh - Tefdman mm C jf i i -•». ..... f ? WF " ' ■ % Paul Dobesh V- Peter Donovan Hospitaliy - i Kimberly Dooley Early Child Ed T mmm l8$ j y Angela Douglas Social Work Kirk Douglas industrial Eng Michael Dovick Christy Dreyer Meteorology Kebecca Dunn Political 5c i tjvonne Dunson English Lit. Todrf Dziobak Liberal Studies ' James Early ' Jerimiah Easley Ijvette Edwards Qretchen Eidan Snterpers Com. Deborah Ekland Psychology Cisa Eld Science Ed Carrie Ellis Psychology Sonya Ellis English Kevin Encarnacion biological Sa Anastasia Espinosa Chemistry Jelicia tvans M9S Alan Jarris Nutrition Jit Masood Jarroqi Exec. Managment Jeeks Williams English Lit. tfeth Jeldman Accounting w 2 2 2 People Yettios - Gay ocUiO b George Jellios Scott Jerguson Accounting Denyse Jernandez Unt ' l Affairs Samantha Jinch Communicat ■ Kara Jisher Speech Pat ho Mikesha Jisher tjrian Jitzgerald Kelly Jleet Liberal Studies benjamin Jloyd English Edu Michael Jore Mechanical trig. Christy Joster Criminal Just Dayla Joster Managment Tim Jranklyn Patricia Jrawley fashion Merchan David Jrederick Liberal Studies David Jrederick Dana Jrench Susan Jurney Sheray Qaffney Religion ' Jeffrey gallon Jacqueline Qammag Qr eg Gardner Communication Bdson Qarnier Michelle Qaskins Velma gay Business Seniors 223 Genco - Ratt Jrank Qenco Real Estate Jin Helene Qenetin English Wendi Qibson Communications Daniel Qilmore ' Julie Qivan Meteorology Amy Qivens Stephanie Qlausing Liberal Studies Dana Goodman Public Relations Phenessa Qrau English Ceah Qiwner Media Perform IQrian (plover Victor Cjoitia Eric Goldstein Nutrition Jit Michelle Cjolembieski ISiologu ' Jose Qomez Theater Octavio jomez VZanil Qoonesekera Gherol Green Spanish Suvetta G reen Tara Qreenwald Hospitality 1 1 ' 1 . i ■ i S3 L_ 1 J Donald Qrevert » Marketing JultfQ.1 Teresa G ice jiHHHBk English ■ «i Heather Grief 1 m Music Education W% " ST 1 lamara G imsleu i ' fRM Liberal Studies ' Jameela Hall V v Liberal Studies tfflfll i Btb. 224 People B ' T fl Tm r. p? Harmon - Napofitano r c 7i ' Harmon Michelle Home Kathy Kalley Liberal Studies Michael Lilly Libera, ' Joe Ciuzzo ■ ' 5? Kay Cochart Political Kristin Coloerq ' ■outer Science Steven Cong Liberal Michael Cimmayer Criminology Cewis Rethany •illTjou-: trie Cevine Alcolva Cester ft nology Korl Cenard Shelbie Inverness 1 ■ lanlSpanish Melissa Cee Criminology Richard Ce %10-Chemistru Withza Lam in Social Work Celeste Caurent Biology ' Jennifer Cangston o,l Ed Carolyn Calla ■ . . . wlogy Timothy Cagano Wayne Messam Liberal Science Kekah Miller Liberal Studies Marisol Miller Liberal Studies Holly Napolitano Liberal Studies WmiAJlZ Seniors 225 Jeril Norman MSS ' Jermaine Postlethwait Social Work Cisa Kuno Therapeutic f?ec. Kristen Kruger Psychology Kathryn Kremplewski YZeligon Cisa Krantz Psychology Jerngene Kook Commumca tions Nicole Kluver Public Administration Chanda King Jinance Stephanie Klausing Chemical Science Kynette Kjesbo Speech Pathology Cynthia Kirchmier Early Childhood Ed Kasey Kiiby Criminology tiffany Kinchen Psychology Kristine Kiel Jinance Raquet Key Computer Science lyra Kelly Child Development Ana Keller English Eliana Karim Psychology Jrench Karen Speech Pathology Christ a Karantinos Studio Art „■■- ;■ ' J young-Hwa Kang Human Svcs. •; i - Kyla ' Justice Electrical Eng. Karne ' Joseph ! Liberal Studies Kelly ' Jones-Sturdivan ■A s • £jU Undecided iWB 1 226 People ■ ..-■• Joiies - Ireland r Samira ' Jones Rehabilitation Katherine ' Johnson Carta ' Johnson Angela ' Johnson Ana ' Jimenez ! ountmg Jrederick ' Jenkins Carta ' Jefferson Marketing Samuel ' Jean Psychology Osborne ' Janice tricshone ' James Megan ' Jacobs Kristy ' Jackson Psychology ' Jules ' Jackson Communications ' Julianne Vta Leisure Srv Domino Ireland Liberal Studies photo by Richard Johnson Spirit Hunters At every home football game and all over campus no organization rallied support for the University like the Spirit Hunters during the 1995 football season. In their distinctive garnet and gold vests the Spirit Hunters were easy to spot. Most students knew them as the group of ladies that painted War stripes on the cheeks of energetic fans, but they brought so much more to the University than just paint. The Spirit Hunters added an element to the student body that was necessary to the continuation of the school pride that every Seminole felt. The Spirit Hunters ' pride in their school seemed to rub off on the people around them. bv Edward Sbasek otnivTS Seniors 227 Tenner - Hazefton i r JVlerridyth tenner Crimii h William Hunter Physics filicole Hutchinson Social Science Shelley Hurst Business Ayana Hull Marketing Alicole Hau Child Dev Alocholas Hrkman finance David Houdek Liberal Arts Marybeth Hott English ' Jennifer Hooks Child Ed Shannon Hill ' John Holley Music Theatre Ann Holder Political Sa Heather Holden Science Ed Megan Hogfree English Nutation Erik Hoag finance Dena Hilderbrand Penny Hierlihy Kathleen Heubusch Criminology Pamela Herndon Andrea Herndon Social Work Qreg Heaton Biology Adrienne Hearn Social Work Gynthia Hazelton Psychology 228 People Hayne - Maffti Corri Hayne Ciane Hayes Libera Erica Hattings Liberal Ai £ Courtney Harrington Child Dev Amy Harrington Cheryl-Ann Harper Allison Harper Ghantal Harman dntl 7 " ■ , Doreen Hanvey Math Rachel Hamrick Communications Tonya Hall Human Resources Rebecca Hall Cynthia Hahm Rrian Hagans Liberal Arts Garly Quttentag Math Fd Cisa Qross Alison Qrogan Chemistry Thomas Qrizzard Qeoaraphu ' James Conergan Criminology Kristie Corette Liberal Arts Jennifer Cos Santos Communications Michelle Cos Sanots Management ' Jennifer Cuker Cauren Madow ' James Maffei otfiiQ b Seniors 229 Michael Magoon Psychology Rachel Mandarano Social Work Marcus Manning Meteorology Kbecca Manning Sociology Amy Marshall 9nt ' l Business in W mw 1 Samantha Martin Media Communic Chun Martinez Liberal Studies Christina Maysonette Child Development Karbara McCallum 9ntl Affairs Kill McCallum biology Megan McQonagle Kelly McQrath Albert Mckenzie Criminology Cisa McKevilt Psychology Allyson McKinney Communications Wendy McCaughlin Accounting Kristen McMullen Communications Kristi McNamara Liberal Studies Kisha McAlealy Stanly McNeill Accounting Jrita McKae I Biology Soraya Melegi ?ifT$fc Psychology : Stephanie Menendez Br iii Psychology ' ■r - " tB Todd Menie ■he • s | Religion Ciza Mesa % - . y Advertising Des. immtfwk P dte HHHHH J J People Dawn Metzler Child Development Michelini Public Relations Diane Miller Qreq Milter Liberal Studies Micah Milton Psychology Nicole Moran Liberal Studies Kerrie Morris Sociology Kirsten Morris Petena Moultrie Amu Murphy fjeth Mott English Ed ' Jami Muscaro Amin Mwidau Biology Aticisa Nelson information Sa OKristen Nelson Speci al Ed Sophia Net don Ashley Nevels Accounting ' Jason Judge Criminology Daniel Nolan Criminology Kay Norred Medid Perf, ' Jessica O ' Neill Advertizing ues. Kate O ' Sullivan Liberal Studies €rin Ockumzi 9ntl Affairs ' Joseph O-ien Managment April Odom ■7m t ' l Affairs Seniors 231 Odom - Pftiffips I 1T I I 1 April Odom if I Affairs Paige Ofatlon Hospital i Uj Makoto Ohashi I Hi III I: . I HI ' I Stacy Oliver Social Work Yiobin Oliver! biology ' Junetta Oneal Liberal Studies Mack Osman Liberal Studies Vivian Padilla Criminology Tara Padron Psychology Hose Ann Palaiqos Human l?es Mgmt. Carta Pampellone David Panizian Amy Pape Communications Alison Parker Political Sci Robert Pasch Criminology Mabel Pascual Liberal Studies " tff tftefc Mable Pascualdelpobil Liberal Studies JPW% Van Pate Kimberly Peacock Psychology Daniel Percy Jinance Vj2 Blton ■attS itf Manuel Perez Actuarial Mathmatics ■ Ceslie Perez-Mendizab Child Development Elizabeth Perry English Denise Petrousky Communications f ' j Jill Phillips Managment 2 S A 232 People Sham philp Michael picano tfrenda pichardo Laura pichardo yotanda Pierre Child Development Cechel Pitts Library Keith Plaskett dnt ' l Affairs Jennifer piatt ' Joseph Polzar Kerry Pond Amy Purphy Public Relations f 1 Kebecca Post Cindy Price Alma Puentes . qual Ed Bradford Pu qh i Meteorology BBraPI " ■ ■■ wfflfiB ' • USE ' - photo by Richard Johnson Olympic Relay Every four years before the Olympics the Olympic torch is carried across the globe from Greece to the new sight. In 1996 Atlanta was the home of the Centennial Olympics. Having the Olympics in America was a rare but exciting event. In the months prior to the Centennial Games, the Olympic torch relay traveled throughout the United States coming with in two miles of 90% of the American population along the way. During the Tallahassee leg of the relay the torch traveled along the streets on the southeast corner of the University ' s Campus. During the relay the streets were lined with Students showing their patriotism and support of the Olympic Athletes. demurs Bv Edward Shasak Seniors 233 Puflum - Rockkin in Trade Pullum English fJatalie Quesen Anthropology ' John W. Quesenbery linance Kiera Quibley Political So Michael Quickel Management Cisa Rabalais Marketing Deirdre Rachel Jennifer Rechichi Tobin Rader Liberal Studies Joseph Raguckas Liberal Studies Rarnard Ramey VW Pina Patricia Ramirez Julie Rankin Child Development Kerry Round Sarah Ray English David Reilly Risk Mgmt 9ns Patrick Reilly Political Sci Dawn Reinholtz 1I3M Juan Reyes Mgt 9nfo System Heather Rich interior Design Jl lonica Richmond Robert Rizzo Criminology Amy Robert Leisure Serv Camont Robinson Marketing Rebecca Rocklein Speech-Language r §fj0t t ' c 1 E» | H 9 t EBL ' ' IHL. " rid 234 People Rodger -Sc( ec ocUiQ s Susan Rodger Quadalupe Rodgers I i ilArts Carlos Rodriguez Liberal Arts Emilia Rodriguez Jashion Design Veronica Rojas Marketing Mario Rojas Ronilla Peter Ronkamm Ciberal Studies Christopher Rosen fyochemistru ' James Ross ■ ■ inology Rebecca Ross Rehabilitative Peter Rossi Asian Studies Travis Routt Elizabeth Roger Wenbg Ruffner l$usfjinance Amy Russ Elem Education William Russell Sarah Sacxgnski Thea Edewater Criminology Diana San ' Juan Liberal Studies Elena Qalarra Angela Sands Mgrnt 9nfo Sus ' Jill Savage JinancelMktg Carrie Schack Deebritt Schultz ' Jan Schee Criminology Seniors 235 Scott - Smith in Charles Scott JVIona Scott Liberal Studies Roger Scott Leisure Vngrid Segerson Kenee Seymour Kyan Sharp Meteorology Arleen Sheehan Sociology Robin Shelter Comma Michael Sheridan Political So ' Jennifer Shershen Jinance Stephanie Sherwin English Robin Shelter Susan Siefel Biochemistry Cisa Renee Sierra Psycology Retsy Slices Marketing Jennifer Sileo Early Child Ed Todd Seus Motion pictures Rashid Sindhu David Six Rlair Skinner Dietetics Vngrid Skousgard Spanish Peter Small Accounting Christopher Smith Meteorology Reagan Smith Public Relation Sharon Smith English Lit 236 People m Smitft. - Szot t {Jasmin Smith Psychology Dianne Snel Liberal Studi- tjitka Sojkova fyology Rosa Soto Liberal Studies Rugenia Speight Entrepi et V tis seniors Robert Stafford Kimberly Stallings Psychology Theron Stallworth Liberal Michele Stanek ' Jnfl ' ir- Stacy Statz Bern F, ]itl Steingink Human I ' , Sonja Stevens tiffany Stewart Robert Stinnettee Nathaniel Stinson Economics Tamara Stinson • ' Cehat ' : Arthur Stone Chemical Sci ' Josheph Strickland Economics jVlartha Strickland Heather Strout Public Relations Vera Qrace Sunga ... ■■ . Jp ' .4W j Tracy Swain Marketing 1 t Emily Swaney Advertising Tracy Szabo ■ Nursing h Gregory Szot Seniors 237 Danny Tacco fJoe Tacoronte biochemistry Kenee Talabac Liberal Studies Richard Talabac Liberal Studies ' Jenn Calorie dnt ' l Affairs igsr fl Theresa Tan Keith Taub JinancelMgmt ' Jon Tendrich Jilm ' John Thacker Economics Cakiesna Thomas Accounting Todd Tippin Qraphic Design Theresa Tippins Political Sci Danny Tocco Criminal Rustic Megan Toohill Liberal Studies Kudiane Toussaint biological Sci Heidi Traber Special Ed Kelly Traynor Liberal Studies Katie Triebels English Gregory Tucker Crimmolgog Yiadiah Tucker Spanish Educ. » H VA mm,. , % _ " 1111 M 4- 238 People mm ■ " ■ ' ■ Tricia tufts RM ' dlManagemert t 1 Kevin (Ambaugh Liberal Studies " Jennifer IAnderhil English Cara (Angara Michelle Vazquez Monica Villacres Wendy Vincent ' Jean Paul Vissepc n municatioi Koxanne Voortinc, Katherin Wallace Mark Walden Meteorology Angela Walker Higher Education Christopher Walke Kex Walker CnminolgoLj Jessi Walsh O.N.L.Y 1 m K | jjfl Hm Takes Office Just before the 1996 student B jf - Hk. government elections a new student party formed " P ' " ? EWit on campus. The O.N.L.Y. party dominated the 1 s J A m mw ' for T elections, and claimed the Executive office with ' ■- ■ " F . H i mvw Wavne Messam and Liza Parks as SGA Vice- IV H L . ii i mm V ■ 1 President and SGA President respectively. gjpii v.| TJ j j rfjjj » P jUS £ 1 The acronym O.N.L.Y. represents outstanding new leadership for you, and that is what the students knew would be provided. O.NL.Y. ' s victory indicates that the other student parties do not hold a monopoly on Student J VRjTfea ■ TkX 41 Government. photo by Richard Johnson . seniors Seniors 239 Waiters - Wright L ' Y M Marvine Walter CnmiPol Sa yao-Ming Wang Liberal Studies IJrenda Washington MgtSnfo System Susan Weaver Marketing tfrooks Weisblat biological Sa in Jeng-Ping Wen Mathematics ]uliann Werle MarketinalESJSM Deanne West Criminology Mark Wheeler Liberal Studies Megan Whelan Marketing Diane Whiddon Sean White Katherine Whitman Elem Education Kimberly Whitney Snternat Affair Kenrich Whyte Civil Engineer Karen Wilder Special Edcu. ' Jennifer Wile Political Sa leffery Willard Political Sa Estaban Williams ' Johathan Williams Criminal Justice r gr.i •» 1 1 I n m Stuart Williams Liberal Studies Malissa Williford Sociology Amy Willis biochemistry ' Jennifer Wilson Liberal Studies Catherine Wright Leisure Studies % ' V 240 People Susan Wunderlic On i Erica youngbtood Marh I . Maria yu Public Relation Abir Abdelmoty Chemistry Cherly Adams rim ' ma Tamica Allen Criminology Zafram Alvarez Jashioi iMera Thomas Atwood English Carlos gadillo EconBnt ' l Affairs Alyndra rjaham Holly gaker Cisa garbanell Sonya gell Child Dev Kammi gerry English Writtmg leanine glack MOS Paul godden Economics Tanya gorsje Industrial Eng. Kenneth grewer Chris grodbeck Jennifer groder Dietetics JVlarcellus grown Liberal Studies Mare grown JVIyra grown Walter grown Social Science Kristin grunner uraa Grad. 241 S1-1 Kimberly tfullockr Theatre Dana gush Liberal Studies Sherry Cameron finance Yfrandi Carney Slntl Affairs Charles Carpenter biology Alma Cataldi Communication ' Jimmy Charlton English Writting Edward Cloak Economics Daniel Crespo Liberal Studies Marian Croy EducationlLSS tina Cummings Vnt ' t Affairs Caura Jarmer Psychology Hilda Jernandez Communication Melody Jields Housing Kuby Juller Dietetics ' Jack Qaskins Liberal Studies Shawn Qay Electrical Eng Wendy Ginsberg Social Science Qladywar Qomalez 9nf I Affairs Vanessa Qordon Liberal Studies Jodi Qoudy Criminology Cainle Qreene Liveral Studies Yiyan Qray Criminology ' Jane Qrinsted Marketing Ceann gross Therapeutic Rec 242 People Reth Herchen • ■■ nology ' John Husum Liberal Studk s Leslie ' Jacobson Liberal Studies Gregory Kahrs Social Work Lorenzo King Nutn Jitness 9rene Kordowski Kimberley Lane Political Sci David Levin Liberal Studies Steven Levine Robbin Lowery Maria Madera Liberal Studies Charles Mcjarland Psychology Ruth McQibbon Komulo " Joseph Mella Liberal Studies Doug Merrell e.s. Jennifer Mingo Liberal Studies Sandra Neumann Hosp Admm Kenee OConnor Liberal Studies Meredith Olson li-itl Affairs Ryan ' Jon Orner ImalnceiPolSa Venkata Panchakarca Enoc Pardue Liberal Studies Pablo Pelegrin History Alice Pruitt Home Econ Edu Daniel Radanof Marketing uraa students Reyes - Tessier S+1l 1 tltC w m ■ Alicia Reyes HSf - ' ' ML Michelle Rhodriguez Matt Roach m B „ _ " " Criminology ¥ : " ta, Aaran Roberts ' Economics tami Rodriguez Stephanie Rogerwick Psyci ilogy Elizabeth Sanguinett Marilyn Roman Liberal Studies Karrie Schaffler Communcdtion Erica Schmoyer Liberal Studies Kristen Schoonover Leisure Service ' Jeff Sesterhenn Michelle Simon Shannon Slinkman Jashion Merch Detrice Smith Psychology David Souza Kimberly Stafford Psychology ' Jennifer Stauber Psycology Amy Sterritt Communication Steve Stiber Psychology Tiki Suarez Liberal Studies Ruth Swan Liberal Studies Gecilie Sykes Communication Heather Taraska Crimmolgoy Craig tessier Liberal Studies 244 People Torress - Want Daniel Torres Michael trout ' Jame s Tuell Rehab ' Amanda Turner Inqie Van Ifyenden Theresa Vasauez Child Develop Todd Vernon ' Jamie William Liberal Studies Meredith Williams tfiolodgical Sa Sara Winkler English Lit Tonuette Wooldridgel Psychology Kelley Woutier Liberal Studies Copez Walegandro Michael Wakali Mandu Wunt Liberal Studies oto bv Jim Smith. Providing an Alternative In the University union many afternoons a group of students provided a vegetarian alternative to the usual cuisine offered on campus. As the year progressed the vegetarian feast offered became more and more popular with students, so the feast was offered on several days of the week opposed just on Wednesdays in the beginning of 1996. The food was offered on a donation basis which included two vegetarian entrees and a drink. Possibly these feasts have influenced students ' eating habits. By Edward Shasek Grad. 245 ' Jennifer Vjishop ' Tallahassee, JC Pamela tfittner Kendall Park, N ] Jm. Kobin yiack 1 El Tallahassee, J£ ■W " -- ' !■ Catie glair il tilM MsM. r jR Michelle Yjlouin j|P ' m Jt Lauderdale. JC T ■ 4p 246 People Shannon Poggs Jacksonville. JC Stephanie Portz Tallaha Darci Poshaw Jloermoand, TX Peter Poulware Columbia SC Prooke paeon Sabrina powman Tallahassee % Pecky Vjoyne Jacksonville JC Vanessa pradchulis Miami Springs JC Kirsten fjrewer •Tallahassee. JC Qideon thrown Tallahassee. JC Katherine prumbaugh Miami. Jl Amy pryant Tallahassee. JC Raymond Kuchanan Tallahassee 111 Car a pryant PortteVedra % Paul Kuerkleys Tallahassee. JL Angela Pullard Laaderhill. % ' Jason Punk ■Tallahassee. % ' chad Pusby •Tallahassee. JL Daryl push Tallahassee % Ashley Calhoun Suwaner. QA Pyron Capers Tallahassee. JL Amy Cason Live Oad % Cuwanna Chamberla Savannah QA tanya Chamber lam Lakeland Jl Kelly Changrau Ormond IQeach Jl ' Julia Chappell London Ky Kamari Charlton Tallahassee. JL Poddy Clarke Knoxville. TN Sharon Clay Tallahassee. JL Michelle Cline Tallahassee. J£ Juniors 247 Kelly Gloutier Orange pen JC ' Jessica Codgen ' Tallahassee. JC Kussell Golborn ■ -. tersbiArg JC Erin Coleman Palm tfeach. JC Cisa Coleman Miami. JC Kimberly Collins Tallahassee. JC ' James Colzie Tallahassee. JC Kevin Connell Tallahassee. JC Andre Cooper Tallahassee. JC ' Kelly Cordes Tallahassee. JC ' Zamika Counts Samuel Cowart Tallahassee. JC Manuel Coya Tallahassee. JC ' Judith Crawford JtCauderdale. JC Vernon Crawford Tallahassee. JC Melissa Curtis Port Orange. JC Deedre Daniel Cara Davidoff West Palm tfeach.JC Shelley Davis Pensacola, JC Donna Dawson Jacksonville. JC Darius Debuhn Tallahassee. JC ' John Deese Tallahassee. JC Cynley Delettre Stuart. JC Caura Dempsey Tallahassee. JC Marjani Desue l$radenton. JC Patricia Diamond Tallahassee. JC Lindsay Dickey Sarasota, JC Valerie Dickson Jt Cauderdale. JC t$rian Dost Cake Mara. JC Danielle Dubois Niceville. JC 248 People Ducfcett - Hansen. €. Bs " 4 1 i3t-W?2 ' ' Jason Duckett Natalie Duncan Warrick Dunn Tallahassee. JL Maria Duran Miami JL Samantha Etheridge Lonqv.i Victoria Eubanks Qui f Sri Mary Jairnington Miami JL Elizabeth Jarrell Tallahassee JL Marc Jaureau Carly Jisher •Tallahassee. JL Chanin Jitzgerald Lake Worth JL Michelle Jlanders Thomotossasa JL Cindsay Jordham Tallahassee JL Ernande Jortune Nancy Cjaede Tallahassee. JL Malcolm (gambles Lake City JL Valerie Qerwin Heather Qillett Melbourne JL ' Jonathan Qillibrand Tallahassee JL ' Tracy Qoodman Lake Mara. JL Ken Qordon iH Spartanburg, SC Ernest green Tallahassee. JL ■ ' " Dennis Qreen Km Pensacoal JL Catonia Qreen Miami. Jl Garla Qrove Jacksonville ISeach. JL Juan Quardia Tallahassee. JL Kebecca Haggard Coral Qables JL Melina Hamblin Tallahassee. JL Sean Hamlet Tallahassee JL Courtney Hansen Naples. JL Juniors 249 Kochelle Harris Tallahassee, JC Christine " Jachimczak ' John Henderson Defuniak Springs. JC Sarah Hettich Tallahassee. JC Erin Hoaglen Tallahassee. JC Kellie Hobin Tallahassee. JC Erin Hodgson Deland. JC Ryan Hogan Tallahassee. JC Charlotte Hogg Davie. JC Jennifer Holder Honolulu. H9 Sarah Home Tallahassee. JC Susan Houghton Orlando, JC Ceslie Hughes Holland. PA tiffany ' Jackson Tampa JC Cacey " Jager North Jt Myers. JC trie ' Johnson Warrensburg, MO " Justin " Johnston Tallahassee. JC Carmen " Jones Atlanta. Qa Walter ' Jones Tallahassee, JC Amy Kaiser Winter Park. JC Kara Hamilton Annapolis. MD Alicia Kelley Cexington, KLj Maria Kelly Tallahassee, JC Daniel Kendra Allentown, PA Ceslie Kent Tallahassee. JC Hunnel Kevin Tallahassee, JC Philip King Tallahassee, JC " tiffany Knight Tallahassee, JC Monica Koscianski Tallahassee. JC Margaret Kowalski Tallahassee. JC v -ml ! _ ' J • - 2 5 People Laafce - Long M x S 7 £ Amber Caaker ' : see.JC ' Jessica Cagassey ' Tallahassee JC Garrie Cambeth ■ Petersburg J£ Amy Candorf Ormond iQeach JC Gravis Caney Me. % Kathy Carose Tallahassee. J£ Katharine Ceis Jt Cauderdale. J£ Derrick Cewis Tallahassee. JC Sean Ciss Tallahassee. jL Chrissanne Cong Tallahassee JC Students gather for the Martin Cuther King Dag festivities on Duval St. 9n 1996 the event had one of its best turnouts from local colleges. photo by Richard Johnson Juniors 251 Lonq - Nobies Kevin Cong Summerville SC: Marcus Cong Daytona l$each. JC Regina Couis flpopka, JC ' John Cupoli Tallaha- Tanya Cuther Ormond !_■ ' ■ Averill JVlackin Winter park, % Michele Malesymyk Shalimar. JC Caura Marshall Tallahassee, JC Ceigh Massey Palm Harbor. JC ' Melody Maxson Rockledge JC Caura McGallum Carrie McGannell Scott McEvuen Coconut Creek. JC traci McQough Heather McQuire Tallahassee. JC Andrea Mcinnis Titusville JC Amber McKenzie Kelly Mc ' teague Mamie Mears Orlando. JC Analyn Megison River Ridge. CA Maribel Mendoza Miami. JC Abby Miller Tallahassee. JC Candice Miller Boyton. JC fracy Miller Tallahassee. JC Dwight Mokie Melbourne. JC ' Drene Moore Tallahassee. JC 4t %hi ' Juan Murillo m 0 %l Suzanne Masses ' •1 Jr Robin fllixon %— w Jacksonville. JC Jk w Rrian Nobles H ™ " 1 5ht Tallahassee. JC Jfml Jk K». i •. HjB ! ' . v j -9 . ' . V - — 9 HfjujlSB: iJgffiffi T- ' T° ' iBB | ajSfjHJll ' .ffi iFfcfc ffi ' ' J ' - 1 - ' -.V S ' - iiCl 252 People Andrew O ' Daniel Amanda Ohle Jt Caaderdale JC tyrittany Olivier Stephanie Orta Tamp ■ Maria Owusu ■ . Wayne Padgette Vanessa Palmer Tallaha- Adrianne Parker Tallahas Haley Parker ' Tallahassee. JC Caura Payne Tallahn tanya Peacock Melvin Pearsall Tallaha Ken Pedraza Asley Pekar Aleen Perry Gary, NC Martin Peter Jremkurl em Mick philpitt Tallahassee JC Deborah pinnock Miam ' Julian pittman Nicebille % ' Julie Piatt Sarasota. JC ' Jason Poppell Tallaha-.- Kimberly polidoro Tampa Cisa Perez LiAtz. JC Cathy Powell St Petersburg. JC Anthony Price QlAICLj. JC 0% , y • k Anthony Price Kevin Prophete Tallahassee JC ' Julia prybys Tampa. JC ' Jeff Purinton Tallahassee. JC Carolyn Kashford Tallahassee. JC Mr p Juniors 253 Anne-Michelle Rebugio Pensacola, JC Angeline Rogers " Jacksonville. JC tara Reynolds Hartoyo Soehari " Tallahassee JC Made Richert Winter Haven. JC ' Jennifer Roak Lakeland. JC Chris Robinson New Port Richey.JC Susan Rodger ' Tallahassee. JC Claudia Rojas Tallahassee, JC Wendy Rosebrough Tallahassee. JC Carrie Rosenstein Miami JC Michael Ruff Tallahassee. JC Emily Rupe Tallahassee, JC Carry Russ v -• " | W - 1 V Anthony Sasso Amy Say fie Miami, JC Amie Scanio Tallahassee. JC Cindsay Scowden Sarasota, JC Matt Seider Tallahassee. JC Kendy Shanks Vero %each, JC Edward Shasek Hollywood. JC Samantha Shaw Ozark. AC Greg Sheaffer Matthews. NC Ceslie Shurm iQradleton. JC Corey Simon Tallahassee. JC Marianne Sioli Miami, JC Darby Siviter Clearwater, JC " Jenipher Siviter Clearwater. JC Kim Smiley Tampa, JC Allison Smith Ploantation. JC C 254 People Soleski - Ward ' Joel Soleski Milwaukee. W9 Cisa Sozio Toms River, N J Connell Spain Tallahassee. JC Gregory Spires Jt Myers % ' Johnoel Stafford Tallahas ' Jennifer Stankoski Tallahassee JC Stacy Steward Tallahassee. JC Kristi Stiff Tallahassee JC Vicky Stogiannis Tallahassee. JC Stacy Straub Orlando. JC Anthony Studenko Howell. NJ Christine Talbot tfoca Raton. JC Tiffany Taylor Tallahassee. JC Kenneth Thelen ' Jessica Thomas Qien Sign. 9C 9ra Thomas Tallahassee JC Kristen Thome Washington. DC " Heather Tone Tallahassee. JC Carey Anne Trainer Vero tfeach. JC Kebecca Tucker Tallahassee. JC David Tulloch Tallahassee. JC JVlark Urschler New Port Richeg.JC Dale Valente Tallahasee. JC Kendra Velilla Tarpon Springs. JC Amy Voigt Coral Qables. JC V}ridget Wade Tallahassee. JC Andre Wadsworth Tallahassee. JC Christopher Walker Cocoa. JC Kathryn Ward tfradenton. JC Sean Ward Tallahassee. JC Juniors 255 Warner - Baker Casabra Warner Tallahassee. JC Anthony Washington Gary Watkins •Tallahassee, JC Caura Webb Pompano tfeach, JC Klinka Weslee Tallahassee. JC Don West Tallahassee. JC David White Tallahassee. JC Owen White Tallahassee. JC Keith Williams Tallahassee. JC ■ Kudolph Williams Tallahassee. JC ' Johathan Williamson Katie Williamson Tallahassee. JC yjrannock Walerie Kimberly Willis Patricia Wilson Orlando. JC JVIatthew Winger Christine Winther Tallahassee, JC Stacy Woonton Congwood, JC Karen Wright St Petersburg. JC Emily IJasurek Tallahassee. JC Caldwell William Tallahassee. JC ' Jenni Ijougn Melbourne. JC Klis Bannis Tallahassee. JC ' Jeffrey Adleman Tallahassee. JC Amie Adum Tallahassee. JC ' Joy Alexander Cakisha Anderson Mikki Appelquist Ocala. JC Elizabeth tfacque Tallahassee. JC Catherin leaker Tallahassee. JC WmM 256 People J ? t i-. m¥ Pi I r i v] : • ' vS ' p .iiwl 1 HI Boitzegar - Bittone Daniel Yjaltzeqar tead JC Mark tfaratelli ' Jessica tjarksdale Miami. JC ' Jennifer tfarnidge ' Tallahassee. JC Andrea fjartel Qhaua tfaxter Cive Oak. JC Stefanie VJeck Jt. Myers JC Susan tjellomij Titasville. JC Ghrista tjilliet Tallahassee JC Jenessa tfiltone ■ Kappa Delta sisters sit in front of their sorority house on Jefferson St. to watch the Homecoming parade. photo courtesy of Renegade Staff Sophomores 257 nnHnmnroc ' Jessica ftoas ' Tampa. JC Ashley Hortemoller Tallahasse. JC Erica tjowden field.VA Emily Noyd fyadenton. JC Karen Koyd Tallahassee JC Stacy Rratton Jensen tSeach. JC Erica Krinkerhoff Winter Park. JC Corey Krooks Tallahassee. JC Shannen thrown Tallahassee. JC Tracey thrown Tallahassee. JC Carrie Ann fjuiesh JtCauderdale. JC Amanda VJurke Tallahassee, JC Krooke gutter Jacksonville JC Mirva Cadet JVlelinda Games Tallahassee. JC ' Joy Carter Turlington. 9 ? Rebecca Carter Travis Chambers Tallahassee. JC Caterrance Chatman Jacksonville, JC Michele Chicoine Tallahasse, JC Avis Christopher Tallahassee, JC Todd Cranell Jupiter JC Mandi Copeland fallahassei JC Jennifer Cool Tallahassee, JC Andrea Colombo Tallahassee, JC Shanon Coleman Tallahassee. JC Sandra Cleland Miami. JC Josh Clary Piano. TX Emily Clark Tampa. JC Rrooke Clark Houston. TX « t fe£ f ;i 6 6 J ,. ■ " 258 People Cranslon - Dolan . r It " v ' i v- w C»v «-y Kimberly Cranston QlenStMary. JC Stephanie Crenshaw | Gainesville. JC Amanda Crocker Matthew Csokh •Tallahassee JC tfrett Cucuel Kebecca Dame Tallahassee. JC Christine Daniels Tallahassee JC ' Jennifer Dapko Tallahassee. JC Ghantina Davis Jacksonville JC Caura Davis Jernandma l$each. JC Megan Davis tlemigia Davis Samantha Daw Ozark. AC Wendy Davis Tallahassee. JC ' Janna DeCamps Johnsonville 5C Nicole DeCoach Tallahassee JC Kristen Derenthal Odessa JC Debbie Die Tallahassee. JC Cammie Dixon Tallahassee JC Cammie Dixon Tallahassee. JC Clin Erickson Tallahassee. JC Kimberly Englehardtt Pembroke Pines. JC Allison Eisele palm IQch Qarden. JC Shara Eilers ' Julien Edwige ' Julia Dyster Tallahassee JC ' Justin Douglas Tallahassee. JC Emmanuel Donio N Miami tfeach. JC Amanda Donaldson Tallahassee. JC Erin Dolan Miami JC zovnomores Sophomores 259 Evans - Grover Johnahan Evans Lakeland. JC ' Janette Everette Rockledge. JC Cynthia Everett lassie Jaison Tallahassee JC Jodi Jalkner Tampa JC Monica Jarenwald Hobe Soli i id JC Stephanie Jerlita Tallahas ' Jessica yields Daphne. AC Cisa Jischer Tallahassee. JC Darielle Jlammio Memtt Tlsland JC ' Jason Jloyd laiianassee iC Jody Joege Tallahassee JC Melissa Joster Tallahas Sheri fountain Warner Robins QA Janice Jriedlander Nicole Jrost Avon Park. JC Danielle Jutrell Melissa Qeraci Tallahr Stacey Qibson Hendersonville. Tf Camarr gienn Tallahassee. JC ' Jennifer- good Cyndi Qorman Houston TX Ashley Qortemoller Michelle Qortemoller Camont Qreen Miami. JC Jermaine Qreen Tallahassee JC Hank Qrant Tallahassee. JC Michael Qreen Quinoj. JC Robin §rey Baldwin. MO Jennifer Qrover tfokeelia. JC 260 People . ..; ' ■•■!.. , ' ,V Grura - Keenan Stephanie Qrubb Robert Hammond lallaha " Julie Hanley Tallahassee, JC Kamiszer Hannah Nkeville. JC O ' Meaka Harden Ashley Henson Brandon % Samantha Hillimon ' Tallahassee JL •Julian Hills Tallahassee. JC Deborah Hirschorn Pensacola Jl Krian Hohman Orange Park JC Kortnie Holmes Tallahassee. JC Nancy Howard iSoca Raton. JC " Jamie Howell Marietta. QA Sarah Hueu •Tallahassee. JC Demarce Hufstet;er Orlando. JL Qreg Hulen Deon Humphrey Tallahassee. JC Kimberly Hunt Point Clear. AC " Jennifer " Oacion Tallahassee. JC Allison 9nnicenti Columbia. SC Myron ' Jackson Okeechobee. JC Katrina " Jagel broken Arrow. OK Kristin ' Johnson Munster. 9N Megan ' Johnson Sunrise, JC Susan " Johnson Jt Wayne. 9N Victoria ' Juliette •Tallahassee JC Kristy ' Junes Stone Mount QA Kristina Kaiser Tallahassee. JC Kelly Kail iQradenton. JC Krista Keenan Jt Washington. PA P% t$z Sophomores 261 Cam - Ginger Melissa Kern Jt Lauderdale. JC tania Klaus Tampa. JC Katie Knight Kaschelle Knight Pensacola. JC Matt Koenings Tallahasse. JC ' Julie Kopp Tallahassee. JC Wendi Kraus Tallahassee. JC Vicki Coose Seminole JC Clifford Dale Moore Anmston. AC Erica Moore Jernandma l$each. JC Gregory Mondestin Miami Jl Sean Mitchell Jesup, QA Heather Minter %oca Raton, JC Karen Micnch St Augustine. JC Scott Miller Tallahassee. JC Stuart Merriweather Qainesville, JC Adria Merritt Uelrau Beach. JC Meghan Mee Tallahassee, JC Veronica Medina Miami. JC Megan McfJally Orlando. JC Adrian McKenney Apo AK Meangan McKeown Tallahassee. JC Kene MCDntyre Maureen McCarthy Kristyn McCann MerrittSsland, JC Carrie McCabe Jensen Beach, JC Tyler McAndreuu Tallahassee. JC Paul Mavima Tallahassee. JC Deplan Maurice Miami Shores, JC Ginger Mary Tallahassee. JC 262 People pjfc i , S ' ' Joanne Martinez tallahasee. % Mandy Morrissey Gainesville. JC Calista Moser Marietta. GA Yiyan Mullins Bale B ll PA ' Jennifer Murphy West Palm Beach. % Cauren Murphy Jacksonville. JC Kain JVewbold Tallahassee. J£ IK. — ■V Katherine Alewlanct ffl 4 Pi Tallahassee JL Susan Moll Jt Walton Beach. JC " Jennifer Novotny Bb m San Ramon 2A m - : $k S t ' --■■■ ■■ •■ t...... ■ ' -•-■ Enjoying a cold drink along the hot homecoming parade rout. Jood vendors were out in full force in anticipation of the big event. photo courtesy of Renegade Staff Sophomores 263 0 Brien- Scakano lodi O.Rrien Tallah JVlax Oligario iallai I Melissa Olsen Dana Pama jt Lauderdale, Jl Komat patel ii Kimberly Pawling AsMeij Payne . S ee 1l Maida Perrin Tallahassee 1l Muhael Petty Winter Park. % Rock Preston Tallahassee. Jl Christie Puga ■ ■ Sumi Rao mpa It Carly Reynolds Tallahassee 1L Meagan Rhing Wellington % Rill Rhodes Imatilla % Carrie Rittberger Wellington J ft Gandace Rodatz Cissan Rodriaues Samari Rolte Brie Rosen Naples. JL Christine Roth Mandolin Roush CakeGty JC Sumer Rudin Tallah: Michael Ruttle Orange Park. % Stacey Sabato -Jacksonville 1C Carrie Salin Tampa J£ Catherine Sampanes r jswell QA Carey Saunders Norcross. QA Zroy Saunders Tallahassee. JL ' Jennifer Scakano Largo l! mnroc —moS SS 264 People Scutes - Vicfi Mary Scates ennefer Sharabba Maggie Shea Stephanie Shetton • ■■ ' ty JC Cheryl! Simmons • ■ ' .-. MCh. Jl tirade Singleton Tallahassee. JC Patricia Siniard Tallahassee. JC Shevin Smith Miami JC Monique Stachiw Kelley Stafford Avgoustina Stavrou Anthony Stevens Courtney Stewart Cor Sundermier tjetsy Sykord Jt Walton JC Kimberly banner Avon Park JC Kelly Taylor Carolyn Temple Kristina testa Tallahassee JC t Joni Tevis Easley SC Shannon Till Tallahassee JC Michael Timmins Tallaha - Dominique Toussaint Heather Tufts tyetsey Turville Alexandria. VA Jessica Tyler ' Tallahassee JC Elizabeth linger p lissina Vatdes ■Tallahassee. JC Emily Vanover ' - 1 % Kerry Vick Debara. JC sovnomores Sophomores 265 Victoria - Sanderson ' Juliette Victoria Hialeah. JL Shahar Vinayi Miramar. JL ' James Waczewski •Tallahassee JL Sasha Wagner ' Jupiter. JL Andre Walker Jacksonville. JL Piper Walton Jacksonville. JL Tatiana Webster ' radenton. JL Melissa Weighman Jt Myers, JL Kristen Weiss Boca Raton. JL 1 iodney Wells Tallahassee. JL Lauren Whittaker Leesburg, JL Angelica Whitten Sanford, JL Akeyshia Wilcox St Augustine. JL Catarsha Williams Karen Wilson Jt Myers. JL Allyson Wochna Boca Raton. JL Melissa Wolff Tallahassee JL Ceighann Woodcock Tallahassee. JL Kristine Woods Tallahassee. JL Julie Wyatt Panama City. JL Molly young Sanford. JL Olga Zamora Tallahassee, JL Muhammad Abdullah Tallahassee. JL Allsion Adams Miami. JL Michael Akali Tallahasse e. JL Stephanie Akehurst Tallahassee. JL Molly Akin Tallahassee. JL Mary Albea Tampa. JL Mikki Allen Tallahassee. JL Elisha Anderson Tallahassee. JL Anderson - ' Brook§ JT • ' " ' ) Ms n» jftrt ss f A 1 ' - ' V 1 Kimberly Anderson Cape Coral jL Eddings Andrea Tallaha- tyrian Armstrong Tallahassee, JC Jolynn Arnold Congwood. JC Caura Arnold Tallahassee JC Adam Artabasy Tallahassee. JC Jennifer Austin Winter Park. % ' Jason Aycock Tallahassee. JC flllkki tfackes Tallahassee. JC t$rooke tfacon Parkland % Vngrid tjarros Tallahassee JC ' Jennifer Ijelgatd Tallahassee JC Scott tfelleri Palm IQdn Qardens. JC Amy gender ' Jennifer tferg West Palm tfch.JC Cindsey tjesse Miami JC Qenny %essert Palm Harbor, JC Jason tfierfeld Dallas TX Stacey IJigham Ormond. JC Richard gills Tallahassee. JC John IJishop Tallahassee. JC Jennifer tfodick Danen, CT Kristina tjohnstedt Tallahassee. JC Jason rjole Sarasota. JC Kelt tfommarito Punta Jorda, JC Michael tfoudreau Jacksonville JC Kosanna tfourget San Antonio TX Nathan tfrainard Tallahassee. JC Jeremy fjrett Tallahassee. JC Aaron %rooks Sebrmg JC A Freshman Zv 7 rocnmnvt Christina tfuchart Tallahassee. JC Marcus t ullock Heather %ump Newberry JC JVicole tjuwen Denise Galcagno Albuquerque NM Kharaun Campbell Montgomery. AC Leonardo Carrero Tallahassee JC Tee Carter California City CA Karen Carver Palm Springs. JC Andrea Caticas Coral Springs JC Elizabeth Cerna Priscilla Ghangrau Ormond Beach. JC Mccall Christi Ocala. JC ' Jennifer Cyn Cogswell Philip Coker Manassas. VA Qina Golley Dowmngtown. PA Christina Colvin Jacksonville. JC Erika Comstock Qotha. JC Charla Cornelius Winter Park. JC Marleenea Crosby Jacksonville 1l Damon Gudihy Johanna Cuevas Miami Beach. JC tjvette Culver Tallahassee. JC Kelly Curtis Jupiter. JC " Jessica Davenport Edmburg. TX Sara Davis Tallahassee. JC Salena Delhi Coconut Creek. JC { c f t J 268 pi Deborah Delao Caurie Dermott Tallah i Cheryl Devlin Katherine Dickson lampa JL Qenie Dietz Mary Dingwell Tallah ■ Whitney Diescger Anne Marie Dolce Miami l! Robert Douglas Meridian MS lami Dove Niceville JL Carrie Drake Tallahassee. JL Mariah Drewry Englewood JL Karen Dudley Vacaville CA Hon Dugans Tallah i Amy Dusek Cantonment, JL Henna Dye Pensacola JL Mario Edwards Tallahassee. JL Sara Eldridge Richland. MS Kristin English Tampa JL Rodalene Enriquez tfoyton tfeach JL Rill tvans Qeneva JL David Jalzone Tallahassee. JL Cheryl Javis Lakeland. JL Dee Jeaster Tallahassee, JL Reth Jetton Tallahassee. JL ' Jane yielding d Ktoh i$irmmgham. AL Danielle Jleck Cj Tallahassee. JL Seth Jorrest Joantam Snn. SC Martha Jreeze ' V Danville VA Todd Jrier r m Tallahassee. JL r F Freshman £o9 Jufi-Hitts Victoria Juh Sao Paulo-Sp. frazil Kevin Jutmer Hampton, VA Barbara gallant Tampa, JC Kicky gallup St Charles. 9C Patricia Qarofalo Boca Raton. JC Reth Cjaynor tfelleair, JC Jrances Cjibson Clearwater. JC Terita gorton Thonotasassa. JC Krionne QUlion Jt Lauderdale. JC Kristin glass •Tallahassee. JC p larci goldman Tallahassee, JC Mark goldsmith St Cloud JC Jorrest green Tallahassee. JC Keri gustafson iQoca Raton. JC Julie Hadden Marietta. QA Kevin Hammer Tampa. JC Jane Hannon North. TX Shea Harrison Tallahassee. JC Allison Harrod Jacksonville. JC Jessica Harwood Tallahassee. JC JVlarcy Hawk Clearwater. JC Victor Hawthorne Tallahassee, JC Cisa Hayden Jacksonville. JC Heath Parsons Tallahassee. JC Courtney Henderson IQushnell. JC Viviana Henandez Treasure 9sland. JC Jennifer, Herold Tallahassee, JC Katy Higgins Tallahassee, JC Wr I ' fl Dana Hill 1 A wL 1 Cicala, JC Aimee Hills Jacksonville. JC MBit, (JStl " L Hobbs -Kennedy J it ' v rittl jKM 3 5 Shenae Hobbs ' Jennifer Hobby Anne M Hogenmullert Tallahassee. JC Mandy Holley Dewey Hooks UGhVli... . Ashley Hoskins Melanie Huntington Travis Hyer •Jndialantice. JC Hose Hyppotite ■ iderdale. JC Valecia Hysler Tallahassee. JC Jennifer Hyslop Pewaukee. Wi Dexter Jackson Tallahassee. JC Amy Jaffe Birmingham. AC tamika Jarrett Tallahassee. JC tori ' Jefferson Tallahassee. JC Cuevas Johanna Miami Beach, JC Mary Johns West Palm Beach. JC Andrew Johnson Plantation. JC Chowdra Johnson Warner Kohhms. QA Jerry Johnson Tallahassee. JC •Tara Johnson Atlantic Beach. JC Jayson Jones Meredith Jones Jt Walton Beach. JC Steven powers Tallahassee JC Kintberly Kasny Tallahassee. JC Catherine Keen Keisha Qibbons Caad Cakes. JC Jennifer Kelly Bradenton. JC Erin Kennedy Apopka. JC Keith Kennedy Tallahassee. JC Freshman JL L ' Kpinington - Marten Alice Kennington Port St Amy Kerker I 1. ' • ■ Sean Key Tallaha- ■ ■ Antonio King Miami JC Melissa Koehter Atlanta QA Wendy Caman East Point. QA Cauren Candry loi igwood 1L Cewis Catson Winter Park. JC tjody Cawrence Cocoa. JC Kory Cedbetter Atlanta QA Markenia Cee Tanya Cegaspi Ceah Ceidner Winter Park. % Jennifer Ceiter Virginia Beach. VA Angela Ceuzzi JtMgers Beach. JC Amber Cevy ' Tallahassee JC ' Jennifer Cibbin Alejandro Cofaso West Palm 136 1 JC Jenton Cutchmansingh Plantation. JC David Cydia Miami l each. JC Audra Cyne Pearl Maddox Tallahassee. JC Amber JVIangham Christine JVlann Cape Coral % Emily Manning Seminole. JC Cara Manrique Tampa JC Donny Marin Miami. JC Darby Marks Coral Springs. JC Jonathn Marsh Seffner. JC Michael Marten Borneo. MSI ' w - 1 " h 1 i Li 2. Peopli fMao - Taris : ' ■ ' ■ Madia Marx West ) ■ Amanda Martin ■ f Olivia May ■ ota JL Sarah Mcjadden Mia,,. ty Mcjarland Palm Beach Short Ji m$ ■ tin, U Susan McCeod Miami springs. Jl Kyan McMillan Karen Meyers Orlando JL Ewans Michel Samelia Miller Alicia Mills Brevard. NO Sunny Mitchell Tampa JL Danielle Mitchelson Olajompo Molye Amy Mender Wellington. JL Melissa Moon Paul Mooney Lighthouse Point JL ' John Moore West Palm BeaOi JL Natalie Morgen Tallahassee. JL Cakeisha Mose Tallahassee. JL Handy Moss Tallahassee JL Zuzette Mullings Tallahassee JL ' Jason Myatt Miami. JL ' Jessica Nagel Orlando. JL terita Norton Thonotosassa JL m v ' mm- ' B terri Norton ' Jennifer Nunley Erin Odom Quit Breeze. JL Sandy Pan Slthaca. NO) Caura Paris Winter Haven. JL ' Freshman l.7 d Tarrisfi - ' J(pwe ro c Hvn n n Debra Parrish Tallahassee. JC Evan Paul Ormond Qeach. JC Catherine Peck Altamonte Springs. JC ' Joel Pecker Congwood. JC Erik Peterson St Charles. 9£ Karrie Pettit Jacksonville. JC Susan Phelan Tallahassee JC Reth Phillips St Petersburg. JC ' Jennifer piskor Qreen %ay. W9 jVlarci pittman Jernandma IQeach, JC Christopher piummer Jacksonville. JC Kimberly Polacek Cape Coral. JC Valerie Ponticos Homosassa, JC Catoya Presberry Tallahassee. JC Melissa Price Tallahassee. JC Tanya Puzey Miami. JC Jull Quickel Congwood. JC Iheon Rackley Tallahassee. JC Shannon Ratliff Tampa. JC Jetoun Reda Tallahassee. JC Kai Reichman QaithersbiArg. MD Rutledge Kheanna Cake Mary, JC Robby Rhodes Reva Riotenberg Delmar, NLj Christine Roache Sanford. JC Megan Roberts Tallahassee. J C Allison Robinson Cake Mary, JC Ana Maria Rojas Miami. JC Tiffany Ross tialeigh. NC Ca-%anya Rowe Miami. JC ' Mjtsft -Stri6(infl David Hush St Chark Sara Ruth Andrea Kyan Largo. JC Andrea Sanchez Pensacola JC ' Julie Sanders Toomsuba, MS Melissa Sandler Boca Raton. % Christina Sautter Westville.NJ Qamron Sawczyn dndialantic. JC lara Saxon West Palm tfeach.JC Adam Sef chick Oeltona JC Shannon Sell Cape Coral JC Megan Shiell Venice. JC Paula Simmons Apopka JC Courtney Smith Daniel Smith ' Tallahassee. JC Meredith Smith Tallahassee. JC Sarah Smith ' Tallahassee JC thomas Smith %amegat. NJ Carry Smith Tallahassee. JC Erica Snigg Casselberry. JC Cindsay Sparn Tampa. JC ' Johnathan Spencer Panama City. JC ' Joseph Squicciarini tfoca Raton. JC ' Jaime Staulcup Qatavia. 9C Emily Steeb Tallahassee. JC Demetro Stephens Tallahassee. JC ' Jamie Stephenson Parkland. JC grant Stern Tallahassee. JC Corinne Streit Tallahassee JC Douglas Stribling Tampa. JC Stringer - Weaver Cjermaine Stringer Tallahn- ■Sj --B |, Edwin Swift | Antoinette Symonette E 7 i Jvatalie Taylor H Baltimore. MO ) Kris Thieler i It rmont. JC s W V Eric Thomas lallakas Jessica Thomas ' Tampa. JC AH Thon Qelleair. JC ' Jennifer Thurman Jt Walton fSeach. JC Caren Timpanelli New Port Richeg.JC David Timpe Cape Coral. JC Kristine Tinsley Clearwater. 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You are not onlv a great friend, but a believer, a motivator, and a great worker. There would be no yearbook without vou, it ' s that simple. You kept the program going when everyone, including me, wanted to quit. You busted your ass all year long and I want vou to know that I think you are going to be a huge success some day. I wish you the best of luck and want vou to know I will forever be grateful for what you did this year. Jim, vou also deserve more thanks than I can give. You worked so hard to make sure that we had all the pictures we needed and I know at times you were both overwhelmed and taken for granted. I hope you realize what a tremendous job you did and that I really appreciate you putting in all of that extra time. You are also a true friend and one of the coolest guvs I know, I also want to wish you the best of luck. Greg, what can I say? As I write this it is 2:30 in the morning on a shitty October day. Why the hell did we do this to ourselves? We knew in New York what a bad deal this whole thing would be, we hated it even then. But somehow we made it to the end. You ' re my best friend and I ' m sure we ' ll look back someday and laugh about this and how we got suckered into this mess. Through it all, though, we sure have some great memories. What other dumbasses can say they walked 80 blocks of New York Citv at 2:00 a.m. Lucky for us that cab driver pulled up when he did in D.C. — I have a feeling we might not have been so lucky there. What the hell, at least we got to see the Jefferson Memorial. Thanks for being my best friend, I know I will be in debt to you even long after I pay you back the money I owe you. Richard, it ' s been real. You ' re a pretty damn cool guy, and if it wasn ' t for your calendar pictures on the wall and the magazines in your desk it wouldn ' t be half as much fun to come into the office. Thanks for taking care of the photography without turning it into a side business for profit (like your predecessor). You have some real talent, good luck. Regma and Stacy, thanks to the both of you for sticking it out until the end. I know this turned out to be a bigger hassle than either of you imagined or were led to think it might be. You both showed me a lot by not quitting when everyone else bailed. I think the both of you did a wonderful job and had a lot of great ideas, and I thank you (Continued on page 30 1) 298 Staff 9k ■ •v . • Jar above: Qreg Sheaffer, Regina Louis, trie Johnson. Stacy Woonton and Eddie Shasek pose for a picture at the Mall in Washington. DC The editorial staff took a trip to D.C. to attend a conference on coilegiate publications. Above: Ouotemaster Ryan Rasmussen and Eddie Shasek get a little crazy during the IACJ football game. A fun game on road trips is to count how many times Ryan s name appears in this book. Ceft: Eddie Shasek and Richard Johnson vie for the title of Maelstrom champion. Despite a valiant attempt by Richard, Eddie managed to hold all of the top 10 high scores. Editor ' s Note 29 9 photo bv Stacv Woonton Jar Above: Eddie Skasek. Ryan " that kid from the ' Sandlot ' " Rasmussen, Qreg Sheaffer. Eric Johnson and jake Winger reflect upon their drunkenness while pre- partying for a football game at Indian Village. Above: Regina Louis and Qreg Sheaffer en jog a moment at the Washington Monument. The staff managed to squeeze in time to tour D.C. between convention classes. Vtight: The staff mag have been able to write, but following directions was another thing. 300 Staff both for everything. D.C. was tun, and Stacy — I guess I have to admit that on any given day, any team can be beat. You know, I look back and think that it was pretty stupid of me to get so pissed about that whole deal. I hope you know it wasn ' t personal . I think the world of both you and Ed. Best of luck to you. I would also like to thank Brooke, Jane, Susan and Jen Johnson. The four of you helped out more than I think anvone let vou know. Brooke, you do a damn fine job with that camera, I hope you stick with it. Jen, call me when you are ready for a tattoo. Susan, you write some good stones, and Jane, I ' m sure we ' ll be talking plenty. Good luck next year as the new editor — in — chief. I do hope vou get a chance to read the rest of this before going on the payroll, vou may still be able to salvage your sophomore year. There were plenty of other people that contributed, but these were the ones that were around when the shit hit the fan. That ' s why I singled them out. The only ones who should take it personally are the ones included in the rest of this passage. I can only say that if I had an adviser, he she could advise me not to say the things I am about to say. But since I don ' t . . . I have always been involved in student government, in some way, shape or form. I have heard all of the crap about not looking out for students ' interests, and being selfish, blah, blah, blah. So prior to this year I have always tried to respect the student senators and assume the best. But after what you all did to this program I have to wonder what you were thinking. You strung us out so bad that we didn ' t even have a publishing company until January. How the hell were we supposed to get anything accomplished 9 I put together a staff of thirty at the beginning of the year, but when all the talk surfaced about killing the program, they decided not to waste their time with something that would never be seen through. Later you promised, through a unanimous vote I might add, to otter full support to the publications program, right before launching an investigation smearing the book ' s name all over campus. No wonder statt morale was so low. I ' d also like to know how many of you bought a book, or even got your FREE portrait taken. Some support. This damn thing only took nine months to finish once we had a company to print it. Think about that — if we had started in August with Herff Jones we would have been done in April. We probably wouldn ' t have gone so far over budget either. Back ro that adviser situation. Was there some campus-wide goal to screw the staff over ' . ' Nobody was around to answer our questions, nobody was around to deal with contracts, nobody was around to put up with the administration, nobody was around to manage the budget, nobody was around to handle angry parents and students and nobody was around to help with the production of the book. I know it is a student publication, but someone has to be around to help. And Robert I want you to understand that I consider you a friend, so don ' t take this personally, but you didn ' t help the staff all that much. I realize that you saved the program, for at least one more year, and tor that I thank you. But basically, we all felt like you left us hanging. I have no doubt that you were in the office forty hours a week, but not enough of them were spent with the staff. You knew we had little experience and that the program was in trouble, but at times it seemed like you took advantage ot that rather that rectify the situation. I hope you handle the FS View better because you may be the most intelligent person I know when it comes to publications, and you can get a lot done when you set your mind to it. Last, but not least, I do just want to mention to those of you who started on the statf, and bailed when it got tough, thanks tor nothing. I wouldn ' t have cared if any ot you would have taken even 10 seconds to say to me that you hated me and the program. Instead, you kept taking assignments and assuring us that you were getting them done, when you really had no intention ot doing them. That just sucks. I hope the next time you want out of a situation you quit rather than fade away — have some guts. I am sure I just burned some bridges, but I do feel better. It ' s late and I ' m angry, but I think I needed to be in that mood to say what needed to be said. I got dumped on all year, so now I returned the favor. Why? Because I could. Enough Said. Editor ' s Note 301 Colophc The ninth volume of the Florida State University Renegade yearbook was printed b r the printing and publishing division of Herff Jones, 2800 Selma Highway, Montgomery, AL, 361,08,, Portraits were exclusively contracted with Thornton Studios and advertisements were created and sold by Scholastic Advertising. ; : The. Renegade was printed on 100 lb. Calais Matte paper stock with a press run of 550 copies. The cover was 160 pt. binders board with Matte Black 1605, embossed with a go]d spot overtone rub on the front lid and spine. The cover was smy the sewn, rounded and backed with headbands. The endsheet was printed using white litho (VC-01) paper -with black ink; different design front and back. ' All body copy wasset in 12 pt. Albatross, photo credits in 8 pt. Captions were " set in-8pt. Nadianne. The copy was type set using Aldus Pagemaker 5.0 on the Herff Jones Typemaster template. Fonts were from Adobe ' s Type Set Letters, Memos Faxes. Designs andxopy were submitted on disk. The sections used various typography tools and layout designs to give each its Own individuality. These choices were as follows: Opening Closing Dividers Endsheet Designed by Eric Johnson, Crackhouse was used for titles and emphasis statements. Copy was in Albatross. Student Life Designed by Stacy Woonton the section used Delphian for headlines and a unique caption style for graphical emphasis. The large division page picture was taken by Richard Johnson, and the small picture was taken by Jim Smith. Academics This section was designed by Eddie Shasek and used Times (italics) for headlines. It also featured the University seal at 40% gray for visual emphasis. Both division page pictures were taken by Richard Johnson. This section was designed by Greg Sheaffer and featured headlines in Helvetica Compressed. It also featured the logo celebrating Bobby Bowden ' s twentieth anniversity as head coach, courtesy of the Alumni Association and the Booster Club. Both division page pictures were taken by Jim Smith. This section was designed by Eric Johnson and featured Adine Kirnberg Script and Oxford for headlines. Fraternity and sorority seals were also included for visual emphasis. Both division page pictures were taken by Richard Johnson. Organizations i Designed by Regina Louis, the section featured Amerigo BT for headlines. Both division page pictures were taken by Eric Johnson. ■ ; Designed by Eddie Shasek, it featured Zapf Chancery for class names and Nadianne Book for individual names. The big division page picture was taken by Jim Smith and the smaller picture was taken by Richard Johnson. PhotoLab This section was designed by Richard Johnson, Jim Smith and Eddie Shasek. The book consisted of 300 pages with two flats of four color. The 1996 edition of the Renegade, " Enough Said, " is copyrighted by the FSU ? nblications Department. No portion may be reproduced, except for workshop ;witgut express written consent. Renegade Staff Eric Johnson Editor in Chief Eddie Shasek Co-Editor in Chief Stacy Woonton Student Life Editor Eddie Shasek Academics Editor Greg Sheaffer Sports Editor Eric Johnson Greeks Editor Regina Louis Organizations Editor Eddie Shasek People Editor Richard Johnson Photography Editor Jim Smith Photography Editor Keith Meter Photography Editor Jane Fielding Managing Editor Robert Parker Advisor Leah Marucci Advisor Contributing Staff Jen Johnson, Susan Noll, Denise Bell, Angelique Burke, Mary Scates Photography Staff Brooke Bacon, Julie Bruno, Juan Arias, Jennifer Toscano Herff Jones Steven Wallace, Representative Bess Oswalt, Account Executive The Renegade staff would like to thank the following: our families, especially Mark and Mary Kay Johnson for your continual support of your son, Bobby Bowden, Rob Wilson and everyone at Sports Information, Ryals Lee Jr., Steven Wallace, Leah Marucci, NASA, Norm Thagard, Photo Lab, Betty Lou Jonas, Miss Auvella, Miss Melissa, the sororities that allowed us to take portraits in their houses, Carlos and Enrique from Thornton studios, the Union Lounge, Jarvis Addison, Student Campus Entertainment, John Curran, the Osceola, Kari Billingsley, Mary Jane, Jake Winger, Mike Nailer, Brian Lucyk, Mandi Etheridge, Julie Allen, Tiffany Jackson, Jenn Meyer, Robin Black, Jose Cuervo, Jack Daniel, Captain Morgan, Dr. Dre, Sister Hazel, Vince Neil, Floyd ' s Music Store, the University Bookstore, Matt Johnson, Matt Norcross, Type 10, Kirk Luchman, X— 101.5, the Golden Girls, and the infamous Ryan Rasmussen. Pass me a snooser man! 302 Staff Ceft Eric Johnson and Qreg bheaffer do their best Andrew Jackson impersonation while touring the capital building Cower Ceft Eddie Shasek prepares to put the finishing touches on a set of pages. Eddie also put together the 1996 freshman Record tfelow Rob farker poses for his yearbook picture. Parker was the temporary advisor while Student government attempted to find a permanent one Editor ' s Note 303 " We ' ll fights fight, fight fight, for victory the Seminoles of Florida State. " What else could be said? It was the best of times, and, well, the best of times. As the sun set on the University Center for the last time in April, one could look back in amazement at the year that N v preceded. r I Battles were won on the playing field and in the classroom. Students and teachers stood up for what they believed and took the G time to make a difference. The University finished with the highest H rate of students graduating within five years in the state. The career center remained in the top five in the nation in helping students find the job that they desired. All this helped to prove that the University was out to finish what it had started in the classroom. A I D The sports teams capped off successful seasons by pulling in some of the top high school blue chip prospects in the nation. The football team ' s class led the way by being rated number one in several (Continued on page 307) 304 Closing iiiiii liiHir m hoto bv Jim Smith Jar above: Members of the flying High Circus take their hows after another successful performance. " The group took turns flipping and twisting high above the crowd on the flying trapeze. Above: Members of the football team raise their helmets high to get the crowd pumped up before Chief Osceola plants his flaming spear in the ground. The gesture served as intimidation to opposing teams coming into Doak Campbell stadium. Left: Student body president john Daileu waits while a Jlorida Senator signs an autograph for a fan. Daileu, along with vice president Qinnu Cambre. were thought by mang to be effective in serving the best interests of the students, especially since Dailey was the first president in three years to not have impeachment hearings brough t up agains thim. Closing 305 1 v3 •JrT photo bv Richard Johnson photo bv Richard Jar Above: Members of Alpha phi Alpha put on a step show for a well attended crowd in the Union. The new line was nicknamed the " Knights of a Qolden Obelisk " . Above: University president Talbot " Sandu " D ' Alemberte stops to talk to a couple of concerned students. Despite his busu schedule. DAIemberte tried to stau in touch with the student population . Right: J- 0-R-SI-D-A S-U-C-K-S. J£Or?SIDA SUCKS 1 %0f?9DA SUCKS ' JCO DA SUCKS ' Whoooo ' 306 Closing publications. Seminole seniors such as Danny Kanell and Clay Shiver moved on to find success in the professional ranks. The number of National Merit Scholars that chose the University increased again and remained among the highest in the nation. What did a ll of this mean? Its simple. People knew a good thing when they saw it. Recruiters knew that Florida State graduates had their act together. Athletes knew a winner when they visited. Students knew an opportunity when it knocked. What made this different than other universities was the attitude that accompanied the success. There was no cockiness and no taking it for granted. People were proud to be Seminoles, and thanked their stars each day for being given the opportunity to bleed garnet and gold. It was a common bond that was only shared by those who were able to taste the tradition, and know that they in turn, were adding to it. They knew that someday they could look back on the year and tell their kids, " I was there when we made history I was part of something special. " And thev were. Thev were Seminoles. Enough Said. Closing 307 308 Closing 9 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 3 1254 03419 6143 I - it % i » . r ! Photo b ' Jim Smith

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