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

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I fc lp ' em seminofe win.win wiri this mis fight, to victory, our sem : lor f su you ' ve got ve aot to win, win, on down and I is on the warpath now inoies from fiorida state 11,11 e university o t champions Florida State University is a special place-a place that sets you on the road to the rest of your life. We hope that the lessons you learn at Florida State University- not just academic, but social, athletic and civic—will remain with you not just while you ' re a student, but throughout the years. As a student, you have become a member of a community that has endured for over 155 years and will remain strong for gener- ations to come. You have become a part of a great heritage, and this will be your community long after you have left the class- rooms behind. At the very heart of that heritage is fhe unconquered Seminole spirit-a unique aspect of fhe Florida State University commu- nity, based on the historic unconquered spirit of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, a courageous, tenacious and determined people who never gave up and never gave in the face of overwhelming odds. Their strength and bravery stand as a shining example for all FSU students, past, present and future. We are proud of your accomplishments and hope that you will always consider Florida State University your home. We hope, too, that your Seminole pride will remain strong and that yo u remain a part of our efforts to maintain this institution ' s very special heritage and unconquered spirit. .• ' -7%. Si V » I M. Wetlierel President T. K. Wetherell as General Panon B. Manfred iipiljiUd ippiPU 1?? It can t our spirits d q 1 n Tlio bfc ■ l place to be on Saturd mester is Doak C-auij bell stadium (where winning and loosing don ' t matter, and cheering is neces- sar}). Named in honoi- of Doak Campbell wlio was President of FSU trom 1941-57, Doak houses stands lor fans, college departments and class- rooms. Due to an increase in student enrollment during his term, Campbell started the " ' Fifty -Year Plan " which allowed the university to focus on the public that physical development of campus as a top priorit - after the wai ' . ly Marietta Palgutt ' tor ' fcfa state ' til iivuisily vviHi M of every student that has e) SKmmKmmB mm ' f ' ' tree has grown just as its history has rooted deep in W soil. FSUi is one of the largest and oldest of ten institutions in We state o Florida. It began as early as 1823 and has grown stronger and big ger every year since then. First named the West Florida Seminary in 1857, FSU opened it doors for postsecondary instruction to male students. FSU is stillj characterized by the Jeffersonian ideals of the first ; sident o the Seminary ' s Board of Education, Francis Eppes, ftndson o ' Thomas Jefferson, including the importance of a d ocracy of liberally educated citizens. The following year in 185 the West Florida Seminary absorbed the Tallahassee Female Academy as the Misses Bates School. anoji,! i| Ii; i ' luMiuj on the we.st ' li ' ol .Minini-, louks lii.a: .1 iuk ' -tN huij| just one elevator, yet it has been thriving suice 1949. The oldest colls niversity, the College of Arts and Sciences has provided generation! undergraduate students instruction in the liberal arts disciplines that are ess tial for intellectual development and persona! growth: English and mathemat history, the humanities, and the physical, biological, and liehavioral scienc critic Mark Van Doren has observed, ' Liberal education makes the person oui- not merely to know oi ' do, but also, and indeed chiefly, to be ' JiSI arRighl: " Building memories to last a lifetime, " each residence hall on camp has unique attributes to meet students ' indi idual needs. With different li ' ing stylet j and special programs, students can take advantage of the experience and be a psM of FSU history-. Based on a first-come, first-serve basis, FSU Housing tries to commodate ever ' one they can. With two new projects this year, the renovation of DeGraff hall and Wildwood flail, more students will be able to experience FSU with pipus lixing. ii a nice day, Landis Green is packed with sunbathers, cool frisbee kids, and nap- rs. At the far end is Strozier Libraiy which was built in 1956 and still serves as e main campus library. Named for Robert Manning Strozier, FSU " s President om 19.57-1960, it is the happen ' place during finals week. The other end is Landis ■all, and the William Johnston and Montgomery buildings on the sides; it com- ost distinctive quads on FSU ' s historic east campj iiiistratJDii Builctiiig is tlic (Uu.il HlK t ' ioriiia State Unhcrsits i|Mi-- It ' SC SKKKKSb fnjiTi ihe cvittor of tuun, Sstont ' milptotheeast.Theviuwdowi ' I ' ■■ ■■ ■ " ' .ii.,= vardsWe. ' tcott gives tile university 1-. li v ' ,.• lEh the comraunitv ' .llio fountain on ■■--•■■ ' ! I ' , ,- s a gift of the cla-sses of 1915 and 191- .m; . ; ' ■ , of the original lustoric fountain. M(.i. h r .r stTiictures on c;impus, Westcott Bi i ' liiii;, ..i|i fountain have come to svniboli eFloMda ' (.{[•- 1 sJtv. ' ilie commemorative hpi-!- ; !i ' ili.- ' - luii the fountain oiiginated a.s a iiiH ' ,[ .a :v d 1- 1996 and 1997; constiiicted Mth donations tram alum- 1 ni, students, faciiltv ' , .staff and friends of the Universitv.| On the edgef of the plaza a life-size bronze statue oj Francis Eppes Vli was donated by Fxtward Jonas, Only twelve years after Florida received statehood in 1857, the West Florida Seminary began operation and was located on the hill where the Westcott Building now stands, the oldest site of highe learning in Florida. In 1884, the learning institution became known as the Florida Mili- tary and Collegiate Institute in response to the a ddttton of a military section to train cadets. The first diplomas were There was a reorganization of the Florida ' s educational system in 1905 when a men ' s school was established at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The male student body, including the fra ternity system and the state champion college football team, was moved to Gainesvii ' e and in 1909 FSU was renamed the Florida! State College for Women, becoming the third largest women ' s col lege in the nation during the 1930 ' s. The last and fi.tal name change occurred in l9 7 Rn Florida! State University became a coeducational school aga This wa the year that the Seminole was chosen as mascot and a new Alma! Mater was written, establishing the same great tradjtpns we still! hold true today. 1 Through all the name changes and educational shifts and turnsj Seminole pride has overcome all of the challenges and still thrive: in the hearts of today ' s students. " Striving ere to seek to know, Figh for victory. Alma mater, this our song to you. Echoes, F.S.U. " An Orientation Leader is striped chains made by incofrtf ing their summer orientation. writes a hope or goal tliey li year, and the chains arc m i ' ; group. These chains arc i Bahrooms for the i ' i ' i adding fflorechaiiio CD O WtMf Ijty fiqlit pimidatec! je students dn ' orientation. Orient. catchy entfing O ' just learned, ong hundred ts, ready to , lied two-day d be ' 9 incoming students, marks ttie first official step t a college student Generally, they begin as early run up until August gro s by las iiiies) h-epdidiwU iiuiii uui pdifc!iiib. diid luiued t( lake ne r, a stu I Florida! .friends. Each group was led by an orientation le dent who vvas chosen and trained to be a professi State " cheerleader " ' : " Tho [U: iL ' iitJliuii Luddci j v u;!j lually JUiilutud ; parent Audrey Fields, " they seemed to get my dai ■:ri nr nhoiit th -hnnl The two-day orientatiofi program was filled with sessions, ranging from a session by the undergra I ademics to police officers disc nrnming students received the ! : second day they were ioi tht?ii tirst • :- : ' l.isses abl6 Alth. ! .the campus I ' l and left with - all about " Orientation v. men Danny Gi id a college student SUcard at orient !ild finally make a ed like a simple two-da I btate University, students understanding of what bein lought It would be, ' MnrJPfi I fp-lt Mp I V lile Levensj e Florid n ' t hel soon t my col ram fo )ecoming| May and ;aid FSUl ter reall brmation ate dean ing cam FSUcard register n, " said icebook[ spent on ned a lot i ' Nole is aid fresh- officially w tfr they ftTP rho ?en. Farh ik ' T j uidi ' s his or her ovmi iiip of stiKU ' nts or parents (luring eaeli orientation ses- sion. lx atlei " s choose their o nti quirky nl!itenite i iiaiiii-s that |fe with ' Pameol i ' ■:: gnmp most eonm in-style with those flashy shirt t ' m enlalion taculty members sn0Sfi ott tlieir gc atf includes a full time advisor, multiple gradu- , and an intern to the graduate assistant. They miiiii Oiicntation T.( ' iders. and they make sure ;( ! students alike. One t ' i:;t ack ' is C()k-tt( MilltM ' niui Carolina Orrego work II session. that each IS furnish It;, uuiicaling a group and leader, .■nt with a bag of goodies (that in- iid pamphlets). For many students and t interaction with a reprosentatixe from Orientation I.r hrst erience. every year a seiecf ' teware chosen to represent Florida State Uni- ,ty during multiple orie tation sessions throughout the sum- stiident ' ffi Kving tlieni the way around campus and helping to ac- climate new students. One of the Orientation Leader ' s goal is to get • group members pumped up for their uijcoming years at FSU. Office of Orientation Several students participate in the " paint-a-pot " ac- tivity in the Art Center of Oglesby Union. The pot- teiy is given to students at no charge. Students have the opportunity to express their artistic flare with several colored glazes. The pots are fired for free and available for pick up within a week. It provides a great outlet for the artist with shallow pockets. by Charlotte Zubizarreta| For the last three years, Florida State University welcomed back students with Seminole Sensation Week, a week of great activi- ties and events sponsored by the Union Student Activities, Resi- dence Life, Thagard Health Center, Dean of Students, Campus| Recreation, and Academic Affairs. Seminole Sensation Week hasf been a tradition for three years now, with the amount of attendeesl increasing every year. All the activities are free for students andj range from Breakfast for a Buck to concerts like Jimmy Eat World.| Also, there are opportunities for students to learn different types of talents and skills, such as salsa dancing. Some of the other events offered included dinner and a movie on! Union Green, Inflatable carnivals, and a Lego Block Party. Also,! Seminole Sensation Week gave students an opportunity to learnj more about Florida State, its campus, and fellow students. It evenj presented the opportunity for students to meet up with advisors.j One of the main highlights was a " Day at the Rez " where stu- dents went to the Rez for a day and enjoyed some sand, sun,| and sports by the lake. Also, every year a comedian or performer has been brought in to do a show just for Florida State students.| Last year, it was Jimmy Eat World. This year, it was comedian K1 Tatara and country singer Chris Cagle. Some of the other events offered included: Karaoke at the Club Down Under, Hip Hop Clut Break-dancing, Spades Tournaments, Blacklight Sidewalk Chalk,| Cosmic Bowling and Billiards, and a Water Balloon Challenge,! among others. The week ended with the Seminole Uprising, which was basi- cally a pep rally. It got all the students together and went over the traditional chants and cheers, brought out the sports teams and coaches, and created a general excitement for the year to come. Seminole Sensation Week ' s biggest event is the concert held on Friday. The concert is held on the Union Green, and it is free to students and locals. The 2006 guest was none other than country star Chris Cagle. Past per- formers have included Jimmy Eat World, Underoath, Hoobastank, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. f.m Many students take advantage of the free food offered during Seminole Sensation Week. Dur- ing the seven days of festivities, many oppor- tiuiities are available for the newly poor college students. Breakfast for a Buck, the Multicultural Affairs Barbecue, and Dinner and a Movie are all very promising occasions to score free food. " K These two young men are participating in the Ultimate Lego Building Contest. Many quirkj ' activities take place dur- ing this week of fun. In addition to Lego con- struction, students can participate in cosmic bowling, billiards, mid- night movies, inflatable carnivals and more. There is an activit ' to suit each student. Many aspiring salsa dancers join togetlier each year in Club Dow- nunder to express their inner dancer. The Corazon dancers host a les- son in Florida State ' s very own nightclub. They take aspiring dancers |through the steps in an attempt to bring out their inner booty-shak- F ' ers. Club Downunder also plays host to other events such as concerts and karaoke. It is a place where students can join together in search of a common passion. Resident Assistants are responsible for getting in- formation out to their residents about campus ac- tivities. The residence halls ' walls are lined with multiple flyers and posters and informational sheets about multicultural events, organization meetings, helpful information for living on cam- pus, and other ver ' valuable resources. Due to their intensive training and access to so many resources, residence halls and their assistants are veiy valu- able sources of information on campus. Residence hail life has a major focus on meeting new people and experi- encing new activities. Students are encouraged to lounge around the hall and introduce themselves to the other residents. Every hall also has so- cials put on by the Resident . ' ssistants to get students out of their rooms, take a break fi ' om studying and interact and get to know other students in the liall. On campus living makes a great effort to contribute to a social, iteractivc atmosphere for students. campus living is ery conducive to the academic and atmosphere; al ' - ost every floor of each residence hall is home to a study room and or ounge. Students can take advantage of this quiet space for their own studying, or they can use it for group projects. Eveiy residence hall takes pride in the success and social well-being of their students. Cawthon Hall which has a Living Learning Community for Education nd Music majors, offers special practice rooms for the performers that r ' c within its walls. Many of the residence halls on campus offer spe- cial communities for specific majors, such as the music living-learning comnnmity in Cawthon. These programs also provide specialized classes intent for these maj ors, providing yet another way for students to meet „others within their field. Campus life offers many opportunities to communicate % ath fellow Florida ate University students. Ever ' resi- nce hall is equipped with high speed Ethernet hook-ups for ever} ' resident, ireless internet is also available in mmunal spaces, and cell phone calls Etc frequent within the hallways, defi- ;itely sometliiiig to be excited about. Cleveland Iming int hat coul : " When state Un man yea reshmen,i onstanti o ' s goin by Kathle One of the biggest questions students face when Florida State University their freshman year is the cm possibly change their view on college life altogeth should I live? " Nicole Balado, a freshman at Florida | versity, said that she chose to live on-campus herfresS because of the great chance to meet other incoming| " You make friends because you see the same people-: ail the time, and you have someone there with you through similar things. " One of the greatest parts about living on camptjfSTSl|ie conve-t? ' nience; " It ' s very nice not having to drive to campus d try and, find a parking spot. " says Balado. Along with the short distance! it takes to walk to class and the chance to meet other freshmen the access to facilities such as the Leach Center an the Stro zier Library make college life a lot easier. Balado al explain that dorm life isn ' t always easy and is " hard to get usft to " . Of course, once students decide that ifs time to gewheir own| places, off-campus living is a crowd favorite. With many type of apartment complexes to choose from in the bustling Tallahas see area, Florida State students have a good chang of finding! a perfect match. Cole Webster, another Florida Staw student,! has lived off-campus since his freshman year " I hadl o troubl meeting people. 1 really like living off-campus. It ' s n| your privacy and your own kitchen, " says Webster the cons ' ? " Ifs almost impossible to get a parking spaii pus, so I walk. It ' s not a close walk, but ifs not too b to hav ' what an on cam The rate at which a person adjusts to change inc five outcome of the situation. So what path shot in deciding where to live? Each choice has a ' cons, and ultimately should be based on the studenf decision, but it doesn ' t hurt to try a bit of both, a lenc not always the most popular choice. the pos lents take I pros and personal lease is Many of the residence halls on the east side of campus complement the gothic style architecture of the entire campus. With brick facades and high, pointed roofs, these residence halls have many students agreeing that this style -. of architecture definitely adds to the overall historical fei I ing of campus. This sense of history and tradition is one that Florida State treasures, and it definitely contributes to a home-like atmosphere. FSU Photo Lab I iooci coil |e just about evety yeai " vvitli the addition of ta| IS, to new selections of foods. This year students c make tlieir own Boars Head sandwich, made jast th way v ' ou w uit it. A safe and easv ' way for students to 1 their food is to use Garnet Bucks on their FSU card. Il ideal for commuters, faculty or staff nn i any amount of money you choose into Hk .uo hh which you then use at any dining location on cal pus. It ' s safe with no need to carry cash on camp ftd easy to just scan your FSU Card and eat. iessj IcGowens I iffiil-Sfete Univerisfty Has been acknowledged for il |ng academics, cutting-edge research, and formidab Ibut one cannot forget another crowning achievemen )ining. Florida State can boast housing three dining convenience stores, ten fast-food restaurants, num ous Star- )ucks, an ice cream parlor, and a 24 hour diner. With I this food Ion hand, no wonder students are hassled with the djcades-old legend of the freshmen fifteen; Florida State alone, famishpr) army ninp-timp«; nver outstand athletics, Seminole alls, three i liiuuyhoul HFiy day, stuUenls ar« given a large to incorporate anyone ' s appetite, may it be large or breakfast, anyone willing to stand in line, can grab bagel and an espresso from Einsteins for only $ 5.57 the options are endless, wander into Oglesby Union can find fast-food and affordable prices. You can picffljp a thick burger, fries, and milkshake from Hardee ' s, fresh d cken and vegetables from Polio Tropical, noodles and sushi fronr liso, spe- ciality sandwiches from Boar ' s Head, or hot subs fron 3uiznos. Foo ow meal Since fast food screams calories, you can always one of the three dining halls, Suwannee, Fresh Player ' s Dining Room. There you can create your salads, sandwiches, soups, pasta, pizza, entrees, an served buffet-style. Another option, for breakfast, lunq is Park Avenue Diner open 24 hours. The diner cont made favorites, breakfast anytime, and even a colossi dish, the freshman fifteen, with twelve scoops of ice ( a hearty meal students can either get a caffeine boost bucks espresso or head to On The Rock Ice Creame lightful ice cream sundae. With that said, Seminole di like it needs to be bumped up a little on the Florida St list. Students love it, faculty loves it; it ' s so good it di honor to be called Food Network worthy. m feed f choices nail. For premium or lunch, here you f light at or Figgsr withj essert all ordinne ns home ce cream lam. After im a Star for a de- g seems success erves the Going on a cruise is a popular spring break aeti for university students. These grand ships offer ev- eiy hixury to its passengers «th the added benefit of getting as far away ft ' om home as possible. Many travel agencies provide students with discount rates, making a cruise an affordable, exotic spring break pastime. CO arah Gwin Spring break is the time for students to take a break from the stres ses of schooi. During the week, Florida State students kici back and relax in different ways. The beach is something tha Tallahassee lacks. Therefore, many students flock to the sunl and sand as soon as they finish their last classes of the week. Most head to southern Florida to catch the hot rays, and oth- ers even go out of the country to spend their week at a foreign beach. Another popular spring break activity is to go on a cruise. These cruise ships can take travelers to different countries such] as the Bahamas or Mexico. The food is always amazing, and thej experience is unforgettable. Some students may get tired of the hot Florida weather and head north for their spring break destinations. Snow skiing is definitely a big change from the general Tallahassee activities. Bundling up during spring break may seem strange, but the experience of seeing snow is nonexistent in Flo rida. Many students choose to spend their spring break at home so that they can be with their families and high school friends. During the spring semester, many students are too busy to even go home Therefore, spring break provides a convenient opportunity to reunite, with loved ones and old friends. Road trips are also a popular thing to do dunng this vacation period. Seeing different parts of the United States is educational as well as fun. While some students may enjoy the quality road time, others students may still choose to fly to their destinations No matter what students decide to do over their spring break, one thing is for certain; everyone has some much eded fun before the homestretch to the end of the schooi year, ' When students escape from school for that precious spring break week, many just want to waste the days away on a beach or at a pool. Swimming is an activ- ity that many partake in during the break. Suddenly, beaches and pools become a showcase of students ' hard, vigorous workouts. If the bead often turn to amusement par! pro dde students with many thi| as roller coaster rides, night clubs, cal presentations. Bush Gardens and! are just two of the many places that many stu- iients visit during break. pring break is the opportunity to do something out of the ordinary. These people desire something out- side of the traditional cruises or beach life. Some even choose to spend their breaks in educational endeavors. For, example, learning about animals is a fun and interesting thing to do and keeps one ' s in active. trec loubt, the beach is the most spring break destination for universit} ' students. The sand and sun provide a great, carefree atmo- sphere for students that spent the semestei ' locked away in the library. Students return to school with a tan and a sunny disposition after days of bliss on the beach shore. !, ' •. • 0- ceoia Mild Renegade are a traditional fan ia .)rite. Defore the kickoff of eveiy football game, the Ciiief riles up the enjwd, making the anticipa- tion hiiild for Ins big finish. .-Vs Renegade gallops onto th( field, tJie noise of the crowd slowly as- cends to a scream as Osceola slams his spear into the center of the field, signiiSing the beginning of the game. Tht; most true Seminole fans are those who watch ovei ' Renegade and Osceola, the Ren- egade Team. y CharlotJ Bubizarreta! Florida State University has been known for having ne of the most loyal fans in the country. Here, the students;jK not the only huge fans; the alumni are just as loyal. Each h e football game during the 2006 Fall semester boasted stands Tilled with not only students, but alumni and future students alike Maybe some of the reasons for this were the school history, the " legendary " football team, or the one mosphere about Florida State. In any case, Florida fans come back every year, no matter where they li season being no exception. The Garnet and Gold glitter-covered undergrads, pose with hundreds of fans at ev ery game and showcase their school spirit on Florida television networks such as the Sunshine Network or national ones like ESPN. To Florida State fans, these two are celebrities of this tradition. xuberant -kind at te truest with this oys, two, Turn on the Defense, " (there is a ' D " on the back of the light -witclij is " a clever and noticeable prop that gets crowds chanting in every sport. Defense is not just a side of football, but is applicable in every- Seminole sport. Seminole students get free access by almost eveiy sport to cheer on the team. Fans uplift athletes when they are tired and worn out and ke| them going. There are man ,i s if. vh( Sciniivilc iMidi, ' jiul [»ir: wn personal way. dr the December 3rd men ' s basketball victoiy over Univcnsitv ' of Fl | 9a, many fans rushed the court. Excitement was high after the defeat c an in-state rival, and some fans took it upon themselves to surf ' through the crowd of exuberant Seminoles. The victor ' over the Gators wa.s d jqitely a highlight for Seminole fans everwherc ! ' student tans root tor their tavorite players during the games, sh g their support with signs and outfits displaying the number of t player, ' lliese girls support the place kicker, Graham Gano, with colorful signs proclaiming their love for him. The support of eveiy player de| nitely defines the Seminole ■ pii it, making Nole fan --oim n ' ihc !untr -. e " black Ouf football game against •ston College aroused some new Sem ole get-ups never seen before new darker cf»lor scheme. Semi ' 11 - . I i « , ' i . ' . u - I , ■. i 1 1 , 1 1 come up with new .■ i nd lasting tradition Ice thi ( . ,1 let Gold Guys " an ' ' ■ ' Florid, ' -Mi o .;.-] ' ■ outfit, iOpuLn ii J i " ' ' : i ' who really: !ort their tcaoi The Nole Zone offered a way for every studem die-hard Seminole fan. The Nole Zone prese nted students to attain away-game tickets to differe| possible bus trips to the events for all sports, opportunities for ail Nole fans. They also had a stric| that if a fan were to arrive late to a sporting e or show they were not completely devoted tc forfeited their points, which were needed in ordeP more benefits. lecome a jnces for |c events, jny other |le stating 3ve early, )les, they maintain There was even a competition during Homecoming Wek to find the Biggest Fan on Campus (BFOC). This was a: mpetition in which Nole fans tried out to prove that they were e biggest fans on campus. Some Nole fans did crazy things like dressing up as fairies, and dancing insanely to songs ) flHH|ce Baby " in order to be awarded Biggest Fan on Cam Hthe final- ists competed for the title at Spear-It Night, sf HHnner was determined by students through " Penny War B quite an honor to be called the Biggest Fan on Campu | Bi " y O " campus with such huge fans. 4 I % Body painting is another activity that many Scminolej love to partake in. Here, a large gronp of guys spells out the team ' s nickname " Noles " at a Lady Seminole ' s soccer game Other popular hody-painters include the Garnet and Gold Guys (and more recently, the Garnet and Gold Girls). This elaborate display of Seminole pride definite- ly gets fans noticed, and it ' s a great way to get other fans excited about the big games. r-S! uing ,_, ilia .inci ilinnigii tlu ' Ivsl ' camiJiis Dcioif ciuimg;!! T hi; College of Medicine hiiildinj . The race was oi " ganized ; - ; ■ ,,. ,.,i,; V . i!-,- : , ,,i, I. ■ -■, Mis by which the inuational projects. FSLiCarcN raised money to piwidel medicxil equiunienl iiiid sui)plies for lot al and interna- litiii.il i!ii 1 In purchase nieib. iliiiiiiiiiliiiiiilii r.l ritlUIIS Ullll ■■ . By 8 p m Hon o a CD CD iff the 2006 Home ' ly FSU mail I ' l Serninnk CD uren Mion rsity, paint mecoming To " spice " iiili cook-off y, dressed and others volved an talent acts ear, which sed on the ear-It Night om due to Amanda I was so n the Union new level tion to hold ent perfor ' , combined vening! this year ut to cheei d the over- er U commu [ren to have he children lopcom, as stivities. As y to allow rious orga- nce again, ances and allahassee rformance ionally, the ;ess, Jaco tern Michi n Michigan faculty eel- cd The IJij; l- ' an on Campus at I ' uw Wcnv the infamous Garnet ft Gold Ciuys, To apply be the BFOC ea I it had to attend the terview dressed in i.:, u. ; own spirit costume, rform a talent or cheer, and answer questions out his her Seminole pride. Big Fan On Cam- i finalists competed against each other through penny wars competition. The organization pair- g who had the most inrmcy in their container the end of Homer vas the Big Fan p(l vv;i V (1(1- L ' vent for Homecoming I luK theme and consisted of a ion I ' , the Mighty McFly, Tom Sartori « Fourth of July without a chili cook-off? Orgai " ■ s were encouraged to enter the cook-oft to gain poini i ' m ir organization. BBQ by Backyard Burger was also provided ig sand Dox, meta I It. aii . VlMi siuueuLs win came lugcLner m create a " recess ' ortunit uy school aged [dren from the local community to sliow FSU ' s dedic.iti .n iture Seminoles. FSU students participated in fun « as a whip cream pie throw, carnival games, face pain nd inflatalilc innclc tivms; - ' " ' ? r-,. ■ ' --Ml ' r • ' «fc b ' j - ' y s iK ■ ' . ■ ■ ' i ' ' . ' - »m: on tied around a trefert ' aint the own Garnet Gold was ' - - ■ ■ ' ■ ' orate.thecanipUij f the Homedbm- M;xiblloi s were tied around trees to . .. .. ' rymm symt ti o were sold to jnter- - ' estedjiarticippflHtaj RHHj foi- r h angi 1 1 g =:} i(l ' i ' : ' n HHw B V tke Wied v .over . ' - ' fhii-yrif- Many unique machines pull floats that wind their way along Call Street, Adams Street, College Av- enue, and end at Westcott Fountain. Pairings of organizations had to construct a float for the Homecoming " Best Float " competition. The more creative the float, the better chance of winning a pairing has. by Lily McCall One of the highlights of Homecoming is the parade held every year on the Friday of Homecoming Week. Classes are cancelled after 1 p.m. so that students and faculty can line the sidewalks to watch all the cars and floats drive by. Many Seminole favorites marched in the parade this year, includ- ing Chief Osceola and FSUs first cheedeader Maggie Allesee Others included the Golden Girls, Seminole Dance Force, th FSU Cheerleaders, and of course the Marching Chiefs! Player; from both the 1993 and 1999 National Champion football team were also in the parade, in recognition of the fact that Florid State truly is the " University of Champions. " ■ Members of the Homecoming Court got to ride in st as they were chauffeured in classy convertibles. Student organizations competing in Homecoming Week each entered a float in the parade to compete against the other pairings in thefr division. These groups put a great amount of effort into building their float. The process takes weeks, with thousands of sheets of tis- sue paper pomp being folded to decorate the float and give it that signature parade look. Each float takes a lot of hard work, and almost everyone will admit they pulled an all-nighter before the parade to get everything ready to go by Friday morning. So much goes into these floats, but once students get to se them driving through the streets of Tallahassee it all pays off. The Homecoming Parade is one of the best ways to experience the enthusiasm of students and alumni. The event is among the most pop- ular events of the season. Classes are cancelled after i p.m. so that students and faculty can line the sidewalks to see all the cars and floats drive bv. orida State stu- dents involved in The S ' udent Government Association and the Stu- dent Alumni Association make up the Homecom- ing Executive Board. They work for months preparing for all of the week ' s events. During the parade, they can finally relax and wave to the spectators, all of their hard work having paid off. — , — ■% --- W ;:,-if;s; l : " ■■•■ ' s Building floats takes a lot of creativity and pomp (a method of folding tissue paper in the form of flower-like shapes). Students spent many evenings pomping and sticking their folded creations to their floats, eventually achieved the shapes and structures of their ision. The theme for this year was " The University of Champions " allowing all participants to take their own spin on the theme. Competing for the Chief and Princess title is al old Seminole Tradition. The candidates discovered who won on tlie night of Pow Wow. The 2006 Chief is , Jacob Jiirdan ami Ihe Princess Carolina Orrego. To )i)akv ' it onto the Homecoming coml a student, und rgi aduate or graduate, submits an application lo tjie Student Alumni Association laying out their achie ' cmenls while in college and their goats fur- ther on. A f(n ' mal inten lew is done with SAA mem- bers, and then the court is selected to represent the brightest and achieved of the senior class. g CD C ) irrently ranked 5II1 in the nation with IJDA, the Florida State Univer- Wx Golden Chris dance team ' s main focus is to support the FSU men ' s sketball team, but sometimes the student body gets a very special treat they perform for the general public, as they did at PowWow. They bpresent FSU while doing appearances throughout the conununity and around the slate, keeping the Seminole spirit fired up. of laughter and entertainment featuring the hilarious comedian Stephen . Colberl of The Daily Slww anil now his new show The Colheii Report. " ifter joking ab(jul forgetting what e ent, he was at. Colbert came out in . lyle, hoisted on tiie shoulders of male cheerleaders flying the American Jag, with a pack of female cheerleadei ' s to swarm aroixnd him. Confetti covered the stage and the cnnvds checi ' ed. regular at Pou V(n . ' Hie Flying i ligii Circus always puts on an amaz- ■ ' ' mg show for e cryone. gi ng a tease to what the}, have been working on all semester lor their new acts to be performed in the Spring when the tent goes up. One of the newest acts, and mn r rb ' -. ' n!i ' " , ■;■- ,i set of roller skaters, skating around on platforms aui ' ■.. ' i.i ' -, ..,. ,.,,, ,1 ino es such as twirling each other around, even by the neck. They did an amaz- ing job and kept the .students cheering for more. The newest addition to Homi awards, " The Biggest Fan on winner was announced by the " Garnet Gold Ciuys, " the real biggest fans on campus keeping strong for years. by|.ily McCall| PowWow. Florida State ' s annua! dose-out show to f|omecona ing, was once again a huge success. Energy filled th air as th Civic Center was packed full of students. | 1 The show was headlined by comedian Stephen (jolbert o the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Gene Deck rhoff led| the pre-show and got everyone pumped up about Ji|omecom ing week and all the spirit students had shown throi hout th week ' s activities. | Bobby Bowden and the captains of the football tearo came t rally support for the football game against Western JVlichigan Other athletes also came to show their Seminole pri |e, includ ing Leonard Hamilton and the men ' s basketball teapi and th national champion men ' s track team. Several student groups performed, including the Gc Seminole Dance Force, and the FSU Circus. Overall ing awards were handed out by the Garnet and Gold| FSU ' s first Big Fan On Campus award was given Flutieof Phi Mu, Stephen Colbert closed out the show, with some hilai up and a special version of " The Word. " He conclu( with a rousing rendition of the Star Spangled panied by FSU ' s co-ed accapelia group All-Ni sold-out crowd was full of laughter, and the fun provf end to a busy week of events. len Girls imecom luys, and! Amandal us stand d his aci accom zee. Th d a grea B.r you -reaSy far some pov %ii I « w t C • v P, 4 - f- ; iW JU «rr : ' ' -. . ; ■ V •VV students were very excited to see St c n to students, alur friends, fans, |p|fegP minunity at large Pqw Wfew has been ;A|Plening of entertainment and since 1948. and bo let ' -;, so li ' ivc, {f the ' !• she must I cursing, ' i ' his (. ' i tou h --K up uith thi.: lot ot yt ' lhng M,,M ■ .1 - i . . , ! " M Mwiins need cleaning, the to be picked, and things need to be built to improv The ppopiR who perform these laborious and vit| rarei lated. Not only are these jobs import i ne a student (n i " in a campus ; I Kied, and somel " i, m to do it. In adif fountains sometimes require scraping so that the " clean and clear. After a football gamp nr nth r b there is always a lot of trash si somehow, when Monday arrives Ji are clean Mini • ' ople who work hard picking up gar dents can have clear sidewalks to walk on and a ' scapp t- if ok at. Buildings that students live als( looking nice. University workers gc on I ) keep the buildings from becominj ' layers, and sometimes they must nfia likes. The gentleman who cares fori Renegade also gets down and dirty i ■an, train, and feed the hoi t ■ ' Hi-ii ' iiii jood start to each home i ■ • s the field. ise jobs are never in the IS very important to thp Th ' It takes a lot of peoi " S a thank you " fi ' nn ii , !!■( ' ikless dirty jobs larah Gwin Df Florida Ish needs le school iasks ar€ but they it must this, th Ir will look It at FSU, pus. Yet, id streets that stu- free land- in must at heights |so a dirty I ' ement of call that famous |s job. He fans will enegad }ht, even Ind all th ■SU, and ho benefit the mildingsai i M ,;.:. u. ui tiptop shujj :,,. i .l. iln addition, the upkeep of these buildings contribute irampus beauty that I-SU holds dear. Workers go to grrn hts to fix or clean any imperfections on the dorms and class lings. This dirty job is not lor those with a tr ' his. wui Keis, us plants across campus. These decorative augments that ndually go innioticed add a great deal of aesthetic value to fs campus. New plants are constantly btin ' .idded. These , coloiful additions bring life to the w.i i round the ircrsitv, and can make an othenvise dn m and care too. Studentsjjpm- plicate tHi? 9 RyVH HMMBiiHi iiIg thi foun- tain " , which involves va nlKIIHH Hf amount of resulting suds. CleaniK crews dutOTn WWRBJHP-up filtlTbff of the fountain surfaces fo that students may enjoy a beautiful, clean fountain as they walk to Jlass. This dirty job helps preserve the beauty that FSU is known for. Making sure he is punctual to " Baby Bio, " this skate- boarder rolls his way to class. Many students on campus use alternative transportation to arrive to class on time, especially when hiking from VVestcott to Stone (one end of campus to the other). Students can be seen on campus wath skateboards, bicycles, razor scooters, skates, and even golf caits to accom- modate their needs to get to class promptly. by Leandra Pounc rhroughout the day, the campii ' s of Florida State University is abuzz with the hustle and bustle of students and faculty coming and going, trying to get to their next destinations. Since parking is a major hassle on campus, some students opt to riding bikes,, or scooters. Others choose to walk. But the Seminole Express i probably the most popular mode of transportation around cam pus. Experienced bus riders know that the buses get crowded fast and it is often like a game of roulette trying to get on the first bus that arrives to a particular stop. However, the buses are a the pride and joy of FSU campus transportation WM Hr Luckily for students, the Seminole Express busing system un denrt ent changes for the Fall 2006 semester The inclusion o smaller buses bearing the school ' s colors and mascot, has beeni a dream come true for students who depend heavily on the bus to get them from here to there. These new buses don ' t hold as many people as the bigger buses students are used to, which are still in circulation. All buses continue to run their designated Garnet, Gold, Tomahawk, Renegade, Heritage Grove, or Col lege of Engineering routes between 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., circu lating every 10 or 15 minutes. Students also got a bonus when the Night Note began its run in the Fall 2006 semester. The Night Note provides students safe ride home between the hours of 10 p.m. - 3 a.m., Tuesday - Saturday. This system runs, with three buses circulating 15 minutes apart. It will pick students up from the Tennessee Strip and other late-night hotspots and is convenient to may of the apartment complexes that house FSU students. The Night Nok IS a free service sponsored by the FSU Student Governmen Association. In addition to the Night Nole, from dusk until 3 a.m. the S.A.F.E. Connection bus is another option for st ents whc need a safe ride home. M With the current busing systems operating throughout cam- pus, Florida State University looks out for its students between school hours as well as after. The high demand fo ese ser- vices proves the success of FSU campus transport ln. ' £ Take a ride on the Seminole Express, Florida States latest addition to campus transportation. The new edition of our campus transport includes live new buses that are decorated in garnet and gold both inside and out. The new 29 foot radiantly designed buses were created to pro 4de greater safety and maneuverability around campus streets. Now stu- dents can kick back and relax their ride to class in the comfort of padded seats and with the advantage ess Inteme feaafaafiaAj ring their S. (it r te.. le cyclist uses his bi- cycle as a substitute ti ' ansport, so he doesn ' t |tress to hunting rking space as 3fe towards Stro- zier Librar ' . Bicycles are a trendy avenue of transport and exercise at Florida State since it is cheaper and easier to park than a larger ve- hicle; they ' re also more convenient and faster than walkingi _2 ifc i ,,3K33522Sb i M I WIJIi| W jW|iiWjllUW III I I » ' mumSmmim. Students suffer from a severe | - ' on cam{ In response to this dilemma, thCTH H cting additio| parking facilities to accommodate mK i d facult) pari needs. The new parking garage no. 4WWWXA on the northeast of campus on the corner of Call Street and Macomb will be avails for housing 981 cars starting spring of 2007. ' ri)( Sp. ' i ! i- h web is for daring young sludents wish- ing U) put their faith in a very long rope. Spanish web performers dangle high abo ' e the audience as tliey ilip and spin through the air. They do all of their dangerous tricks and still manage to keep smiles on their faces! lis group of students is truly a crowd pleaser. Three men toss and catch one " lucky " young lady Hke she is nothing more than a doll! The audience always gasps when the lady performer is swung by her hands and feet and used as a human jump rope! Trust is a ver ' important part ;,circus act, that ' s for sure. lese three young men definitely exemplify ' strength and balance. The Ro definitely employs power when pulling off impossible looking stunts for their rapt crowd. The young men defy gravity as they balance their bodies in amazing positions such as the one seen here. She fhes through the air with the greatest of ease! This young lady is per- forming on the trapeze in Florida State ' s very own circus. She depends solely on the bar and her own strength to keep her sv inging through the air (okay, so there is a net, but it s still dangerous), causing audience members to gasp with eveiy release axtdeateli.. Another daring young lady swings through the air at this year ' s circus. She is performing on the two rings. Much strength is required to keep her body held above the crowd on these two small rings. The circus trains each performer to keep up the performance even if something does go wrong; luck- Wly, this young lady is doing veiy well! bylarah Gwini The Rorida State University " Ftying High " Circus Is ai4xtra-cur- ricuiar activity for both men and women. It is primary an aerial and stage presentation. There are no animal acts, sl3dents are their own ringers, and they sew their own costumes, rformers practice for long hours with safety lines and spottep to make sure they learn a complex trick property. A one-semester hour Circus Activities course is offer which in- cludes the basics of juggling, walking the high wire, aa ' ial ballet, and rigging to introduce the Circus through the ColleJe of Edu- cation Physical Education department, however, thi course I not mandatory. There are 18-22 circus acts taught on »e ground or in the air. However, there are many students thatlarticipat that don ' t need the credit hour. Mainly, students dojhe circus purely for fun. Only a small amount of performers se a profes- sional circus career. The Florida State University Circus generate ate come by hosting shows each April on the FSU campus liMHK own Big Top circus tent, and they perform for various spons through- out the southeastern United States. They also direct summe recreation program at Callaway Gardens, a resJHH|eorgia. A talented and lucky group of 25-28 students are Pif|d to go t Georgia during the summer. This year they celebrated their 60th annivers ary lebration in April with a series of six local performance MM have ap- peared in Europe, Canada, the Bahamas, and Bst Indies. The Florida State University " Flying High " orci jg greatest collegiate show on earth. M.. ' V lorida State student is the picture of balance and con l, a many hours of practice to get one ' s body into the shape it ha order to perform this sort of feat. In addition to tmining idual performance, each cast member is expected tp help with ' ing up of equipment. The circus is completely stilRent run, so nteers must be dedicated in order to put on a quality show! «iu iliifc compel activitii jmam baskct ' hafi f sUuionts t ' arx| arrav of avail byS KjTalway ' to ' rmvolved and Ite in an r—- ----- --— -port,! ral Sports Department at F omt ■ - ' 06. From • ' ■ ' I game of b[ , of athletic opportunities There has never been a shortri tators on the IM fields. In t " -- a marked increase in the i In fact, Intrni - ' games in aii )| on the waiting list due modate these change ,. , i i ..,.. some changes. First duced a new] off structure to better servi i i ' i sports in both the men ' s an cording to new s» ' leagues did not f.i ■ . j were created to better fit each team ' s skill and in! addition, a change of monumental signifir?) ' - " - " t Florida State IM Sports Department pro( f ! ' ' . to accommodate its growing popularity The new, mr ' ' . . tion. The nev- . Seminole Golf C ' proximately 104 aoito, o»ti, uiyi, f.iciiity situated on St. Augustine feature five . ' ' ' : ' ■ ' ' i • . ' .- ditional four be Stc • . [parking. Int eind allow fo: added spat ■ nural Spofi Street Baczewski [active or Intramu to offer loftball, or an array or spec Ihere was sports. lumber of remained accom jlemented jand play 3jor team Ivided ac- sorority divisions level. In Ired. The lid a new Iconstruc near the :over ap le current iplex will id an ad I fields will |s court, a plenty o1 )rograms Jities. The I practices open in Campus 3nd play! " ' la 3 .15 • Sliidents may enter the Reservation for free with a valid FSUCard. They can spend the day just relax- ing or having fun. A popular thing to do at the Rez is to picnic. Students can enjoy the shade of a pic- nic shelter that includes a grill and picnic tables. These shelters are also available for reser ' ation and rental by various groups. Some activities at the Rez require equipment, equip- ment which would be too tedious to transport from home. Therefore, the Reservation offers several types of equipment for rental. For example, sailboat rent- als are quite popular. All equipment is offered at very reasonable prices. Students must go through a sailing clinic to be able to glide across the water. There is also a boat ramp for boaters to use. by Sarah Baczewskii The Florida State Reservation, a 73-acre facility situated oPi the edge of Lake Bradford, is just a short, five-minute drivej south of campus. At the Rez (its nickname), students can re lax in a natural setting and enjoy activities both on the lake and lakeside. Waterfront endeavors include sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Students who wish to stay dry can choose to picnic, play a game of sand volleyball, enjoy a game in the recreation hall, try out the ropes course, or climb the rock wall. " I like to stop by after my classes most Fridays. It ' s something different to do with fnends other than going to the mall or something like that, " commented freshman Kyla Reh- berg about canoeing at the Rez. The FSU Reservation offers opportunities for groups as well. Recently the FSU Reservation has partnered with the LEAD program (Leaders Educated To Make A Difference) to offer a new twist on leadership seminars. The " LEAD-ln " program in- tends to provide students with education, training, and devel- opment of leadership skills through a weekend, retreat-styl seminar. Many groups travel to the Rez to take on the " FSU Challenge " . Through the support and encouragement of their group members, course organizations strengthen their dynam ics and cohesiveness while participating in this program on this challenging ropes course. " The FSU Challenge " includes ex ercises that require collaboration to solve and can be tailored: to meet the specific needs of any group. " We tried the ropesj course while here for the weekend. It was an interesting way to| learn more about everyone. Our group seemed to really com together, " said junior Brent Butrym after attending a leadershi conference at the Reservation. Many groups also find the Re: is a great place to hold meetings. It boasts a conference room with a waterfront view - offering a unique setting for those mun dane meetings. Whether looking for a great place to relax in the aff noons or searching for a standout place for a group outing, students, faculty, and organizations always seem to enjoy their trips to the Florida State University Reservation. Lake Bradford has a designated swimming area where students can cool off after a hot day. Tallahassee ' s summer months provide particularly warm days, during which this swimming area is a popular oasis. Visitors may also canoe or kayak on one of the three ad- joining lakes. This may be a wonderful alterna- tive to the traditional g ym, durin g Tallahas see ' s warmer months. ties. A game Frisbec is a popular, land activity at the Reservation. There is also a 40-foot climbing wall to scale and a FSU Challenge Ropes Course for those who choose to test their strength and ability. Even those who wish to stay diy can find something to do at the " Rez " , as it is popularly known. Atlirifly student shojjs ibrliis DVDs at the Market Vednes(la affair. E cvy type of vendor comes out on Wednesday; aiuone can find something they want if they loolc hard enough. Many of th( j;reat deals are hidden, so the tmly curious students (ind |]i( ' best iten fochi Dike ! in hungry. All my thoughts are on going to Einstein ' |r a pump km bagel and pumpkin muffin. Every five seconds, ffl glancing] at the clock. Finally class is over, I gather my things and head] over to the Union. As soon as I cross Woodw HHH|eone as saults me with a flyer. I take another five stePHIHther flyer, After my fourth flyer before reaching Einstein, it da s on me it ' s Wednesday And With that, alt thoughts o- -, ' ■. - ■ ' ' -ee rnMy familia vendors, like Mike ' s CD ' s a ... L ' ' ■;.;.- " ■ •. . lods ay range] from CD ' s to hats to posters to makeup. Yet, all I car bout is in| front of Moore Auditorium In front of Moore lie the student organizations, The reeks as? usual are on the steps or scattered around the courtmr6. All the other organizations are dispersed everywhere else, fjump fromj table to table, greeting my friends at their tables and picking u free candy. Unfortunately thi,-? week they don t ha any real] free food, like pizza. Music starts bianng, signaling that it is noon. Peoi grating towards the center of the courtyard. The m; as people clap and dance. I, however, make way organization ' s Circle K table which gives a good vi coming show. While I wait, I laugh as the DJ compl. Webstar ' s " Chicken Noodle Soup is the dumb plays it. Finally, the show starts with Zeta Phi part of the crowd captivated by their performa when it ends. About twenty vendors start .sel-up at 8 a.m. Wednesday nioruing. erv-thing from handmade jewelry, to airbrush tattoos, to incense to smell up the apartment. Every salesperson brings a great attitude to Market W ednesdays. It is a good time to be had by all, and friendly faces just add to that atmosphere. Taking advantage of the sunny day, one student enjoys standing b) ' the kaleidoscope of colorful beads. Many of the vendors at Market Wednes .a Innig great prices, including the famous " dollar lady. " Discount jew-- liy, nuisic. and even clothing can be found around the Oglesby Union in, e middle of the week. . ' he union is Iransformed into a colorful, festive place on Wednesdays. ugs with him or her a unique experience for students to. bright, cheerful atmosphere of the sale. e their col- ? With photos and ()osters tcar-outs oi ' magazines. Market ednesday brings the needs to the --tu- Mits. Large i)rints o V ' .in dugh ji-ilcr- ingle with . ndy Wariioi s versions of arilyn Monroe ' s famous face. Sn.ialKr versions are also available, along with other art such as comic hook.--, liaudwo- ven rugs, and any t pe of (lag ou could ever want. start ml et pulses ards my f the up- |s how DJ " yet still ping. I ' m I ' m sad Market Wednesday unofficially ends with all the G||9ks, from the Deltas to the Alphas, final stroll through the center of the courtyard. They stroll and dance, making hsin±sjn L and sing their call as the music dies down and the cro HHHbrses. On cue, I help pack up the Circle K table and le SHe market pulse sleeps again, until next week. v ith their Star Wars iiiii, oiR- oi iii( Union ' s mam 7an ac- I )glesby Union gives students at Flor- ida Slate the opportunity to express themselves in different ways. The union is the center for social interaction on campus, and the staff plans events that will appeal to different groups here at FSU. Do you wanna go wtr knows yourname? Well, there s out on campus, but there is Flon Union. The union is the major hub and activities take place in the brei throughout th Looking for somef many activities! This central location otters b and darts at Crenshaw Lanes, or you could art class and " Paint-a-Pot " .■ ' " ■• ' ■• ' ■■ nunder is known for brinqiiM for the i) The Uni school year, breakfast tot day nights for the hungry sti during the weekend. " Art in l students to spread their ere,); display their sidewalk ai the location of Mark et VVeiJi ■ i . ous vendors and customers opt While the Union is ,i , ., , are also many offices and . ing that encircles its center cuuftya. ' - Oglesby Ticket Office, and the Studei call Oglesby Union home. If v " ' " ' ' involved, the Union is whert . th l en Ansley jveryone :an hang Oglesby [meetings lonstantly Union ' s billiards, take an llub Dow Is to play jhout the |ht on Fri- campus lor artisti borne and )n is also ks numer )ut, there jzy bulld- 5nter, th lOffice all jce to get jarch! experi- itching a ' ' -i tllc ; Lieen students iiiuj4 chairs to Food is pro- ii ' for a " Din- perience. I ida humidity. ' fxpi ' iii ' iuc is ih alv a_V av iiliii)lc loi riijuviiKMil in the )n ' s very- own bowling alley. CreFishavv l,anes i host to many student bowling leagues, including imurals. The alley also accommodates the more Irentiu ' ous bowleis and billiard players with their i night Cosmic activities. Black lights are turned on the games are transformed into an almost c»uli- student showcases tns magic mine Union to tin jyment of students and facult ililf llie Oglesln )n is a place where member I lorida State munity come to meet new people and experienif dewalk art Each year the Union plays host to an activity knovm as " Places " . It occasion for artists (or just studen press themialliE o showcase their talent through » versions ofTfi ' e ' l vity take place, including a blac All of the different drawings are judged upon, and a v( to be showcased on the " Website. Beyond winning the contest, Art in Low Places is a good opportunity to meet new people! The gaming center in the Student Life Building is a top-notch facility for hardcore gamers. The SLC offers thirteen new (;ompiiters that offer the latest releases in the video game world. In addition to these computers, the building houses many video game consoles, including Phustation 2 and Game Cube. The gaming community of Florida Stale is at home in this mecca of technology. FSU s Student Life Cinema is one of the nation ' s leading campus movie programs, featuring five to six nights a weel : of everjiihing from the most recent blockbuster movies to documentaries, In- dies, and foreign film.s. in .i?ddition to restored es are selected by an all-student committee and are free to all cur rently enrolled FSU students vdth FSUCard unlel?1 ' !fP erwise ncj d. by Shauna Ruth The Student Life Building truly encompasses the FSU student ' s life. It ' s a place of videogames, coffee, free movies, and so much more. It seems as though every day, regardless of the hour, there is someone enjoying the highly regarded SLB. J The SLB plays host to many videogame tournaments, causing laughter and yelling to echo off the wails of the large living room- tike area that serves as the building ' s hub. In addition to vid- eogames, this living room-type area contains numerous, com- fortable couches that provide a coveted study area and " chill space. " When a student walks into the SLB, the happy living area immediately greets him or her. The area contains thirteen Windows PCs and two iMacs. Each of these comes equipped with FSU ' s high-speed Ethernet and, of course, is free of charge Students may choose from a literal library of games to waste the hours between classes, .m When a student enters the building and looks to the left, he or she will see the entrance to the infamous Student Life Cinema. This IS one of the most loved components of the Student Life Building and one of the programs that makes FSU so unique. The Student Life Cinema is a student-run movie theatre provid- ed free of cost to FSU students ($4 for non-students). It receives its funding from the Student Government Association. Students form a committee each year that decides what movies will be shown. The SLC runs movies up to six days a week, ranging in type from student films, artistic films, documentaries, to even the biggest blockbusters. . On occasion, the SLC will even hold advance screenings, which inspire lines that wrap around the SLB ' s hallways. The organiza- tion also actively participates in on-campus activities such as Seminole Sensation Week. The Student Life Building is not only home to this organization and to videogame tournaments, it ' s just purely a home, a place to go for a soft place to land. j. mi The Student Life Building is also home to a wireless internet cafe. Students can lounge on their computer while sipping coffee at their lei- sure. The perfect spot to rest between classes or for a ride home. Taking advantage of the wire- less internet and gaming aspect of the building at the same time, is double the pleasure! ill M 7 tt; Mi a des being a tech- noTogy mecca, the stu- dent life building is also home to many organized events and socials. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an annual event that always draws a large crowd of eclecti- cally dressed students. At many of the socials, there are activities for ever ' one to enjoy (in- cluding the classic SLB variety of video games and movies). i ' illteSr i 1 iiw- ....,««jB Tl Tl w Li St te lese pirates are showing their spirit at the aptly named Pirate Night, le SLB has themed nights during which they sometimes show mo ies ith the same theme. One of the most popular events at the Student fe Building is the Rocky Horror Picture Show night, during which udents line up for hours to see the classic film. Every sort of charac- r can be seen on these themed nights, and a fun time is had by all. Docsn " l it seem weird for a student to be talkative and attentive in .ui 8 a.m. class? Well for Starbucks i ' anatics, eoffee is tlie alarm that gets them outJ bed and keeps them awake in class. Starbucks C fee Shops arc all o er I ' SL ' campus with locations at FSU Bookstore and Strozier libraiy. ]Man ' dif ferent t pes of tla ors help students stay up late to stud the night away. W by Charlotte I This year, the most common object seen on campus Whether wali ing to class, relaxing on Landis Greer| ping in the Union, iPods were everywhere. After all,| ter way to pass the time on campus than listening t your favorite music? Some would say that perhaps your friends is a better option, hence the second oba year; if students were not on their iPods, they were ui on their cell phones, with the Sid ekick and the Mot dominating the cell phone scene this year. One of tl things about being in college is keeping in touch with: So, whenever there is a free moment, students took of it. whipping out the sleek, new cell phones, techno] quickly becoming a fashion accessory and an essei college life. Another obsession prominent this year was tions. Whether it was a sorority, fraternity, or spe ties like Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law fraternity, Gr everywhere on campus. Some were on bags and some were chalked on sidewalks all aroun end, Greek organizations were not only a camp also a great way to get involved. Lastly, FSU. itself, was a huge campus obses not go anywhere without seeing Seminole t-sh| umbrellas, hats, bracelets, notebooks, or croc though anything you could wear, carry, or plai| Osceola on it. But, it makes sense. After all, FSl university and its students should proudly wearj ubizarreta the iPod.| or shop- hat bet some of talking to sion this oubtfully jrola Razi hardest veryone. dvantag gy that is al part o1 )rganiza- fraterni- fers werej )r books,; lus. In the, bsslon but jou couldj [eatpants,j lemed a lad Chie jncredibl bols. re Facebook and MySpace an obsession? Of course, when students get me, the first thing that they do is turn on their computers and check Veir Facebook and MySpace accounts. Some students even have their Facebook accounts wared to their cell phones so that when they receive a wall post, it pops up as a text message on their phones. These sites seem to distract students from studying and other chores because of its addict- ing nature. However, they are not all bad; Facebook and MySpace are great tools for networking with people in college, and they help students keep in touch with distant fnends. Starbucks stands are swarmed in the morning peak hours of 8:30 a.m.- 11: 00 a.m.. Starbucks Coffee stands are located all around campus with locations at the FSU bookstore and in the Stro ier Library. Ha ing these coffee shops positioned in studying areas, it makes it easier for students to get their caffeine additive before rigorous studying. Trendy ' era Bradley bags have been a big hit with in the sorority com- munities as well as in FSU ' s general, female population. The quilted cot- ton bag boasts a southern comfort, homemade look. Each girl picks a pattern to call her own, and then can spend years purchasing the numer- ous items within that pattern, including wallets, purses, backpacks, and much more. This is a trendy style that can be seen all over campus and is becoming a nmst-have for the female student body. Cell phones are such a hot commodity- that signs are posted in front of ticket windows and food court saying, " Please finish all phone conversations before ' 0U approach the window. " Students take advantage of cell phones by using them for internet access, as primary phones, as a primar ' method to tell time, and as a camera or video camera. Students can ' t leave home without their- j?ell phones. «ii«aMdLiltkpAvhite«i !eai ud : can be seen on a vast majorit)- of students across-eampus, the infamous sign oftke iPod. Many students zone out when they walk to class, losing themselves in the -kottest tunes on their iPods. Students jam to the latest tunes on the bus, while walking to class, and while exercising. Marty people accessorize their iPods with different colored " skins ' " (fashionable protective cavm ings). Also, it is a great space saver for those students living in resi- H dence halls because most iPod speaker docks are the size of l W£;egJB Icf iried Tfs new leaders in an official inau- ceremony. vh—--- r • ' lese elect ; ence 0ver the university thri)uj;lu)ut llicir car service. Chief of Staff Kaycee Brock, pictured here, says a few words during the SGA ' s inauguration to insTiiro tlic univcrsitv ' s newj The Student ' Association sity does a lot tor ims scfiool. Its men programs such as the Night Nole, the i Student Publications. This year, three parties Student Government positions, Insiaht Voice. A C. T. party. Each party addres ' paigned hard for the opportunit ' Balloons representing the partie campus. Insiqti ' . i ; ; i? " Ida State stuc Day to show then turned out to be ti school, the Insight position each " won by at leci out in every ( i elections for ' FSU students in the university biiuuluie i he oiudtJM ,ils() [Movides quality leadership for its Stat. ' I . ' .....1.. ' . . !i. , ' .. .. Stii " . . - e. .idvl CD larah Gwin Univer Insible for I Unit, and it out for le I. M. P. land cam- Jstituents. here on l eet. Flor jlentine ' s winners jding the kon every and they loter turn- jrvisor o1 provide bacy with- bociation is. Florida )rk of th ifortable,! studlei represe both th ran m Student government gentli iMiir , w 111 il. lM III lIUIIMII i:, I rmiiian Scholar, one of the most prestigious honors undergraduate can receive. He is a junior, double n);i joring in philosophy and social science, while pursuing luimrrous philanthropies. He had also ser ' ed as a sena- it Clifford W. Counts i fhifdyeft ' rbtwinessadrnfnis ' tration major that has main- tained a 3.6 G.P.A. Yet, this talented, young gentleman S|ill finds the time to serve the Florida State comnumit )),wti..i,,M Twcifion. Together with the " on !n lesident Counts will :i!. ' ffsi ' " - — ' » JtlgrHi The FSU Student Goved WAssociation ' is made up of studenyj Bdedicated to ser ing the student M Ktudent body elects these repres msed on per- sonal and professic Bteristics. be- liefs, and goals. Tlt | HPIiration marks the beginning of nw lmeas, innovations, and future improvements on campus. The Student Alumni Association sends some unteers to help out with the ice cream social. These active individuals happily scoop out the cold treats for the students attending. Many Semiuoles ol- unteer for events such as this; students feel more a part of the community when helping out! jren Ansle This year, the President ' s Ice Cream Social was better than ever! Students from all walks of life joined together to celebrate being " at Florida State with who better, the President! The president o Florida State, that is. T, K. Wetherell has been encouraging thi gathering for multiple years. Students can come out and enjo their ice cream and cookies of choice while watching the Circu performers defy logic with their zany tricks; this year ' gatherin featured juggling and stilt walkers. The event really brings a sense of community to the campu which can seem daunting and impersonal at times. Student have an opportunity to just hang out with someone they oftenj hear about, but never see. T.K. has really proven that he i dedicated to making Florida State the best it can be, and h is very open to hearing suggestions and concerns from regula college students. | Besides getting to chat up the president, students are also in- vited to get active and participate in many planned .activities This year, old school games were back! The thre ged race and egg run were the relays of choice, and our Serttiholes had no problem acting like kids again! A lot of people were eager to take part in these races. This just goes to show that Seminoles are up for almost anything for the sake of free ice cream ticipating in one of the n Bie President Ice cream So other students This scene proves that college students httle ' play time ' between cl asjsesJM tlik whett they were young. i| I! I) - - ., Tf ' i, iif , mE fo pairs dash " the finish line blaim their prize. ' Let ' s just hope that they all made it there safe- ly! Events held in the union encourage stu- dents to come partici- pate; they give students relief from the stressors |of college life r,- ' mJ sd X ■ «« ce - " ' .jj « ides having events for ever time for students to showcase juggling for the crowd, and elsel cream of course). The president dance groups out to join in on the fes! S. Chj-istina Loirbardo was recognized as the most spirited dancer at Dance Mai ' athon. She is a three year dancer, participating ibr her sorority Kappa Kappa Gannna. Christina was among a select tew who have danced every yeai ' that they ha e been at Morida State, and as a senior she plans to dance again for the tourth time. rhe Special F.venls Commillee plans se erai events leading up to Marathon that enc(Hn-age Iriendh- competition between organizations and help them eai-n points towards their total. These events inchide a flag football tournament, a dodgeball tournament, and a 5K run. l-.ach pairing lalso comes np with a routine for Lip Sync, and the three fiitah ' -l- pvxi rat Dance Marathon before the winner is announcetl. IDverall Committee Dane: |dren of Shands Hospital and remember?; the rca ' on vhv she wi iard. The stress of the event is worth it when a i-hild ' s life is tiie ca: l " She and many other volunteers and connnittee members all contri ' to the e enl " s annual, great suc cess. FSl ' s students constantly won bet ' ter the world around them, (me life at a time. ' ubhc Relations Assistant Elizabeth Rodriguez and Chair Ti worked throughout the year to promote Dance Marathon and raise aw-areness of the event and the charity it bt»)ietits. Through many press releases ajid newspaper articles in both th( Tallalia sec l " )em()crat and the FSView, the PR Committee helped to increa. t " the number ol dents involved in Dance Marathon tUiii encouiage more people to;| ' nate to the cause. Dancer Brendan Figg smiles for the camera even though he has been on iiis feet for 20 hours and has 12 more to go. He had been preparing for the Dance Marathon all year. During football sea- son, he even went " canning " , asking for donations for the cause. He is one of the manv students dedicated to this event. |arah Gwin Dance Marathon began at FSU in 1996, and it has become thej University ' s largest student-run philanthropy. It is a thlrty-twoi hour, campus-wide event that is held every spring. This year,; Dance Marathon celebrated its 12-year anniversary. The theme was " Give a Weekend, Save a Life. " Donations are given to Children ' s Miracle Network at Shand ' s Hospital and the Florida State University School of Medicine, Different organizations pair up to compete to rais the most money for the cause. Students join committees like hospitality, family relations, entertainment, and morale. Each c hmittee is vital to the proper running of the event. Dancers r pve dona tions for volunteering to stay on their feet for the duration of th€ event. During Dance Marathon, participants experiamce live en tertainment ranging from rock bands to dance groi jto partici- pating in the famous Dance Marathon line dance. Dancers also enjoy food provided by Tallahassee ' sTavorite res- taurants while participating in games, contests, theme hours, and skits to stay motivated. There is a chance for a; )wer, andj dancers can even buy a pamper package with ma the course of this year ' s event, participants had tb to meet some of the area ' s Miracle Children, the! standing on their feet for 32 hours. Thirty-two hours ' lot of time to stand. But, compared to the pain the cl cause go through, a tired body and sore legs beco is a valuable and inspirational annual event that will undoubtedly continue to be part of FSU ' s traditions. ■jes. Ove )portunit jason fo 5ms like a ren of the livial. This Hu:a -|i|fl Every year in the weeks leading up to Dance Marathon, the overall committee takes a trip tc amesville to isit Shand ' s Hospital. This allows them to see how ofMHHMMMHe put to use and interact th the kids who receive treatme Hi||| ggg} J)rganizing sDan popular ::,uau : oi to students at Florida State. Whether its a nigl: out on the Tennessee strip or a trip to a pub fo pool, there is a place for cvcrv type of enjoymen| This young man is enjoyi 11 " " ofdartsatAJ ' l a popular destination in t • Btin Sayles le crty or TaFIrii ' H a unique ly with plenty ' southern yie, " Tallai ic H 1 manors 1 the outsiae o ' j l eautifully jstored with wm M l awnings p 1 , 1 , 1, . 1 ,, . iV H area. The a. ' • l€ ' s l business the home y, Florida i H id Kelser md wom- in. -1.. ti H ver a dull momc ng to the Tnd--, ir l ghts fea- jveryone, 1 1 ' J l 1 year. le variety (! -i l 1 upscale iditinn tn 11 t I H assee of- )rs. Talla- y beauti- l H National ■ . , ■■ a H D popular ayaking, nd see in t embod- city; it is These three visual masterpieces are found in the stN ' hsh itovvn Tallahassee. The city is home to countless t ■ statues, all adding to the beautiful look of the eit mmmm ; enjoy re ' s harniOTij capitol city also has many njoy while the sun is up. Lake Ella and the Maclay Gar- w« of the most Jj krdestinations for nature-loypTs fol- Brown SHN|K ' U s Park, Wakulla Spru Theater produclions are mostly student produced. Ever3thing from lighting to costuming to set de- sign is done by the students of the theater program here at Florida State. All programs are put on for the community, and students are encouraged to buy tickets to each show and experience what their fellow Seminoles have been working on. by Shauna Ruth Separate lives come together on stage as Paul (left), played by Akeem M. Davis, begins an illicit love affair with Trent (right), played by Johnny Vieira. 1 From, October 29th to October 29th, the School of Theatre per-H formed Six Degrees of Separation. In this particular snapshof (above), the main character Paul manipulates Trent, a young member of high society, with the promise of sexual favors in order to obtain valuable information about wealthy commu- nity members, information which Paul later uses to dupe the wealthy. m The plot becomes a tangled web of lies, deception, and sex tha ends in suicide, jail, and eye-opening lessons. The cast mem bers for Six Degrees of Separation gave a strong performance depicting issues and events that melted hearts, inspired tears and put a spotlight on pertinent social issues. ' . . ' J f This year the theater department put on a per- formance of the classic stage play Amadeus. It is somewhat based on the hves of composers Wolfgang Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Their works are showcased during the performance. ■ " Nb . r r Here again is the cast of Amadeus in full cos- tume. The production was indeed very impres- sive. It is amazing how much students here at Florida State can achieve when they put effort into it. These talented individuals definitely got the attention of the theater community with this play. I II F in ■ v All photos coiirlo Above: Three young ladies entertain the crowd wth their incredible on-stage personalities. Theater students go through a rigorous inter- view and audition process to become part of the select few to grace the stage here at Florida State. Singing, dancing, and acting are only the basic skills these performers need. They have to know- how to capti- vate an audience and keep their attention. This trio is definitely doing J just that! There i-. ' •• laniiliar face liirkiug behind Iho fb desk (.A eveiy residence hall. These are the cfn ti )ni L that help the flow of residence Hfe run sn " -i lollily, but who are they? Tlie receptionists are just fellow Seminoles that applied with Residence Life in the Student Life Center. Say hello next time you ' re wandering b} ' the desk! CD by Charlotte Al! over Florida State ' s campus and Tallahassee, th dents that toil in odd jobs, jobs that do not get m everyday life. Sure, everyone has heard of someor worked as a waiter, busboy, cashier, sales clerk, et| many students have heard of the little random jobs ti unacknowledged and unseen. For example, the Florida State Phone Center hires sti| good recommendations to call students ' parents and ing for donations and contributions toward the Unive| is a list of every student ' s parent and every alumni j students are charged with the responsibility of going list and calling as many people as they can, gaining| FSU. Also, throughout the workday, the students such as bowling and " name that tune " for pay bom keep the job interesting. Being that Florida State University is in the mil capital of Tallahassee, it was only natural that dents attained a job or internship for the Ser runner, secretary, or page. Being able to actu£ workings of the Florida Senate is an incredible one solely possible in an amazing location llk€ these jobs, students are thrown into the woric are given an intimate view into the processes t residents ' lives. Lastly, if anyone ever lived in a residence hall, exactly who his or her R.A., Resident Assistanl they did. For the most part, R.A.s are charged! helping students adjust to college life, keeping v| regulated, and just being helpful in a large unive intimidating. But, many people do not know th8 is actually a job. and an odd one at that require| his or her peers as an authority and work at alt monitoring the emotional and physical well-be| ttaliy large number of students. CD S o bizarreta are stu- tioned in that has But, not It often go ents with mni ask ity. There nd these ough the oney for ly games s and to Florida ' s If the stu- mer as a I the inner inity, and lassee. In jlitics and let Florida 5he knew land what jie duty of and hours lat can be an R.A.J addres Jf the day, a poten students that bra e workmg in iMUstcin Bagels during peak hours y be some of the most nobel adults at Florida State. With customers icd up outside of the door every weekday morning, these workers work efficiently to serve eveiy student as quickly as possible. They are reward- ed with suddenly uncranky customers that finally got their breakfast . and; that, is a reward indeed. y students make their living workmg in the numerous night ciul id bars that line the Tennessee ' ' strip " . These energetic individuals de ' nitely never run out of work to do, but every work night they vc ont r- bv the crazv, fun-loving population of Florida State. fer great job to snatch up on campus is that of the student referee, ese sports lovers get to call games for various intramural sports, in- cluding flag football and dodgeball. These new referees are given train- ing for each sport they choose to officiate. Really dedicated officials can even get promoted to ' Senior Sports Official ' when they display a vast;, dge of nmltiple sports. iihole Productions also pro ddes opportunities for media-minded students on campus. Most of their work is done with the athletic depart- ment. These individuals also produce a weekly highlight show for the Sunshine Network, which reaches over a million households within Florida. p the lifeguard stands in the Students at Florida State! They leting lifeguard certification, and the s of 40 lifeguards. Their job is to they rriake the aquatic experience pc ;W " ■ i-inn llllllltllllllW ' |l|l II I ||I| lllllllllllJiWi WIIMIIIIIIWIIM the -T ' ;iA£ ' -™ ■■■ taking some time out for yourseltrana chiJ m. I keeping up witlrthe changes,- ' w mff$ fS 0V§ • t% • Katie Abbott Hospitality Adminlstratio Jessica Adarme Political Science Belinda Alfonso Finance Marketing Rea Fathi Abdelsalam Industrial Engineering Alexis Abdinoor Finance Mohammed Al-Humiari Biochemistry Cara Alagna Marketing Julie Allen Early Childhood Education Niclaos Almonor Environmental Studies Kathryn Adams English Literature Francesca Alcindor English Literature Felicia Amaro Information Technology Amanda Blacketer Junior, English What was your most embarrassing moment on campus? My freshman year I fell face first down the stairs in front of Einstein ' s with my bagel in my hand! Ashley Anderson Sports Medicine Colt Andrea Studio Art Susan Andrews Media Production Julie Arasi Physical Education CO Shanel Arrazola Political Science Cristina Astrauckas Marketing Multinational Vanya Atanasova Woodwind Performance Brittney Ates Criminology Alexander Atwal Political Science Carolina Avila Child Development Ashley Babcock Recreation Leisure Sen Ashley Back English Education Sophia Aronowitz Senior, Recreation and Leisure Services " The next time you find yourself jamming at a festival, attending a sports event, or running through a park, remember, It took Recreation and Leisure majors to put It all together for you to enjoy! " says Sophia Aronowitz. Voted student representative by her Recreation and Leisure senior class, Sophia takes her role seri- ously. And rightly so, " It takes a lot of organization, dedication, and heart to succeed In our field, " she exclaims. " Our required classes, while they might have a different approach (that is, more weight Is put on projects than on tests), are just as hard as any other. " Through her classes she ' s had the opportunity to help organize numerous events — the Springtime Tallahassee Parade, the Tallahassee Museum Halloween Howl, the Florida State University School after-school care program, and the end-of-the-season recital at the Trousdell Gymnastics Center. She ' s excelled in her work, she believes, because she finds it to be " the most rewarding job. " After putting a great deal of effort into planning an event, she says, " it ' s amazing to see your hard work come together and watch people take pleasure in your efforts. " Andrea Bailey Criminology Robert Bailey Public Administration Jacquelyn Baldeon Exercise Science Dietet Jami Ballentine Exercise Science Alane Ballweg Philosophy Christina Banfi Finance James Baratta Finance Real Estate Orion Barker Economics Alissa Barnard Multinational Business Christina Barrera Nursing Guadalupe Barrera Sociology Jennifer Barret Accounting Finance Karly Barrett Anthropology Caitlin Barry Classical Civilizations Emely Baruque Biochemistry Marissa Batie Social Work Janelle Battista Biological Science W K Nakia Beasley Creative Writing Sarah Beatty Merchandising Matthew Becker Political Science Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Gabnella Beyer and her mother moved to the U.S. to escape politica! and economic uncertainty. Only 14 years old, the transition was not easy — her father and siblings remained in Venezuela; the food was unfamiliar, as were the long school hours. Yet, they persevered and are now glad they did. Gabriella explains, " I love my country and plan to visit often, but the U.S. has become my home. " Everyone in Gabriella ' s childhood home spoke English. She then learned Spanish in school, practic- ing the language with her extended family. But after a year in the U.S., she became interested in learn- ing more. Perhaps the transition had awakened a latent desire — she discovered she " loved different cultures, traveling, and languages. " She began to study French, which, like Spanish, is a romance language. As an exchange student in France, she quickly picked it up. " I realized I have the ability to learn languages easily. " She ' s now begun studying a fourth — Mandarin Chinese — which she hopes to master by the time she obtains her doctorate. To feed her interest is other cultures, Gabriella joined the ' Noles Leadership Book Club, an organiza- tion run by the Lead Center, While reading books on the subject of leadership, she can interact with students of different backgrounds and with faculty and staff " who have a daily impact on the FSU com- munity. " To introduce her own culture to others, Gabriella serves as the press and advertisement chair of the Hispanic Latino Student Union. if you love cultures, a major in International Affairs is for you. For Gabriella, " international politics is simply one step further. " The cultural issues of women, similar in many ways worldwide, " amazed " her, so much so that she chose Women ' s Studies as a second major. " Learning that women ' s status around the world, including in the U.S., is much lower than men ' s has made me deeply passionate about achieving equality for women. I proudly consider myself a feminist. " Yet, to achieve equality, she says, " We must start with policy making. " To prepare, Gabnella plans to attain a doctorate in Women ' s Studies and teach at the university level. Later, she will enter politics, lobbying for women ' s issues. For a young woman who has learned not only to survive but to flourish through the changes that life brings, such accomplishments are definitely doable. J 00 Jill Bellack Communication Sciences Laurie Bernard Social Science Education Rachel Bixler Biological Science Cesar Bello Spanish Philip Bennett Criminology Stephen Bernhardt Public Relations Rachel Bevitz Psychology Cleevens Benoit Economics Finance Rachel Blackmon Real Estate Finance Christopher Blackstock Biochemistry Kristen Bishop Meteorology Kerry Blankenship Sociology Clay James Freshman, Undeclared I Why did you choose Florida State? " To come down to Florida! " Dana Blasetti Criminology Shane Bossman Meteorology Theresa Brady Applied Mathematics Zachary Bloomfield Physical Education Shari Bozoki Marketing Sarah Branch Political Science Econo Brandon Blue Exercise Science Rodney Bradley Criminology Janine Brand International Affairs Jason Bogart Elementary Education Brittney Brady Biological Science Elena Brazell Spanish Business 00 Alicia Spivack Sophomore, Hospitality I What is your favorite fashion trend that you ' ve seen on campus this fall? " So many girls are wearing dresses with the high belts. It ' s really cute. " Natalie Breckenridge Finance Lauren Brewerton Political Science Catherine H Brewster Criminology Elodie Brisset International Affairs Austin Brock Exercise Science Brittney Brock Accounting Sabrina Bromfield Exercise Science William Brown Chemistry William Kevin Brown Music Education Stephanie Brunner Family Child Consumer S Darlene Brushwood Nursing Catherine Bryant Criminology Anna Buber History American Studie Kelly Buoye Marketing Finance Stacy Burns English Literature Roshawnda Bush Criminology Luciana Bustios Marketing Leekea Byrd Child Development Carmen Byron Music Brian Calder Finance " Being a Resident Assistant (RA) is tiie most time consuming but most entertaining thing I ' ve done. Being abie to watch high school students develop into college students was enlightening. You see each student struggle to find her niche and then struggle to balance fun and academics. The best thing an RA can do is to listen. Residents ' concerns were kept between the resident and me. because trust is important, " says Colette Miller. " My first year, in Jennie Murphree Hall, I had a lot of upperclassmen and residents with disabilities. I found it hard to do the best that I wanted. For my second year I was the RA in Kellum, where the Genesis Program is located. These were pretty amazing girls, who had prior leadership experience and were on a fast track for success, it was an honor to be a part of it. " My freshman year I got involved with Residence Hall Government and was elected historian. This led me to being inducted into the National Residence Hail Honorary. Last year, I was the Honorary ' s presi- dent, represent ing our chapter in state, regional, and national boardrooms, pretty much all over the countny. it was great to share information on what works and what doesn ' t on everyone ' s campus. ' Tve been a peer leader for two semesters for the First Year Experience Program as wet! as an Orien- tation leader. Participating in the Florida LeaderShape institute really opened the door for me. I real- ized how much there is on campus, and that leadership is an ever-evolving process. " It became hard for me to balance everything while working toward a science degree, so i didn ' t return for a third year as an RA. This past fall I was on the Dean ' s List and this summer I am doing a Directed Individual Study (DIS) on Nutritional Neuroscience in Dr. Cathy Levenson ' s lab. I realty love my Exer- cise Science courses, which focus on the body and how it works. You learn something— why vitamins are important and all the great benefits from exercise— and then see how it works with your own body. You ' re inspired to stay healthy. " My life long dream has been to become a physician. Most definitely, being an RA will help me. You need to know what you can and can ' t handle, and how to say ' no. ' The biggest lesson I have learned is the importance of taking care of yourself. You spend so much time taking care of other people that you often forget about you, which I am sure is the same for medical professionals. " Kristin Campbell Meteorology Jennifer Candelario Psychology Yamil Cardel Biological Science Richard H Cardona International Affairs Caroline Carpentieri Biophysics Jeremy Carragher Finance Nicholas Carter Electrical Engineering Renaldo J Castillo Spanish Business Gloribel Cespedes Civil Engineering Sarah Chaiffetz Criminology Keyanna Shabar Chambers Criminology Tara Chandler Studio Art Alissa Barnard Student Profiles of Service Award As vice president of service for Circle K International, Alissa decides upon and coordi- nates multiple volunteering opportunities for club members. There is the Adopt-a-Shel- ter program, where volunteers help out every other Sunday at the Gadsden County Humane Society. Once a semester, volunteers Adopt-a-Preschool that is located in a low-income area, spending time with the children and helping to revamp school facilities. Through the Adopt-a-School program, volunteers help Pineview Elementary second graders study for the FCAT. And a local Tallahassee road is cleaned on a monthly basis through the Adopt-a-Street program. One of Alissa ' s largest roles is that of chair of Circle K ' s Service Committee, which she created last fall. These ten committee members put together one expensive, time- consuming event each semester, contributing hundreds of hours through canned food drives, fundraisers, donation solicitations, and planning. Jarrett Clark Information Technology Ashley Clingan English Adam Collins Civil Engineering John Clark Political Science Kerry Cohen English Literature Mary Collins Environmental Studies Justin Clark Psychology Amanda Cokinos Social Work Stephanie Colvin Business Kara-Lyn Clary Communication Aeriel Coleman Communication Nicholas Comforter Civil Engineering 00 Matt Fox Senior, Business Entrepreneurship, IVlarketing, and Real Estate fc. Who is your favorite professor and why? " My favorite professor is Mr. Smith be- cause he cares a lot about his students and he ' s very down to earth. He even knows his students by their first name. " Rachel Cone English Education M Chet Conlon Marketing Finance Alicia Conner l-iistory Brandon Conner Sports Management Crimi Amanda Connolly Textiles Kristy Cook Athletic Training Jaclyn Copeland Economics V H JLh i ■ w H r l iHUpp ml mumi dt f F k.. M Wendell Corvoisier Criminal Justice Lisa Costello Psychology Kacie Crabtree Hospitality Adminlstratio Scott Craig Mechanical Engineering Matthew Crenshaw Graphic Design Jonathan Croft Accounting Finance Rufino Cubias Information Technology Sheena Cudhn Criminology Jennelle Cuesta Early Childhood Education Nicholas Cummings Civil Engineering Nicole Cunningham Multi National Business Angela Cupo Multinational Business ■■Piaying the piano is iike being in a reiationship, " says Julia Wilcox, " I put it on the sam isvei as i ug vviii; God, family, and friends. 1 can be who I am v« ithout having to make excuses. " Creating music, and attending Florida State, is a " family legacy. " Julia ' s grandfather received his doctorate in Music and her father received his bachelor ' s in Violin Performance. She can remember her mother playing the cello as far back as memory will take her. Music is in her genes, " it ' s one of the most fulfilling things I can imagine, " she says. " The more i dedicate myself to it, the more it gives in return. " Julia has dedicated herself to both her studies and to her performance. Academi- cally, she has maintained a 4.0 Coiiege of Music GPA, appeared on the President ' s List nearly every semester of attendance, and has been inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society The Coiiege of Music recently recognized her with its Brautlecht Scholarship, which is given to seniors who have excelled academically and who show outstanding promise for success in the Music profession. She says, " It is quite an honor to be called a promising musician; it will motivate me to keep improving. " The idea that she will never completely master her music, that she will always be learning, pleases Julia. She believes she owes this pursuit of excellence to her listeners — " When I am playing, I feel I am connecting with the audience, " And she is connecting to the creator of the music — " an actual person who was going through any range of emotion, from depression to euphoria. The composer puts himself on the page, and I have the opportunity to get inside him, decipher what he was going through, and then present it to my audience. That is thrilling, " In the summer of 2005, Julia chose to study in Valencia, Spain, through Florida State ' s International Programs. " Be- cause i can speak Spanish better than any other foreign language. " She had an opportunity to explore " somewhere different than the U.S. " and in the process discovered " people who value different things than we do " Now that she has been bitten, she wants to continue traveling. " I find myself alone, practicing, a lot of the time, completely absorbed in the culture of Music. This is necessary to be successful, but I fear if 1 don ' t do something else, I will stop improving. Great technique can only take you so far; sometimes you must do something completely separate to help you understand yourself better. Then, you can put more of your taie self into the music, and can make a better connection to the world. " o Colleen Curlin Exercise Science James Custer Physics Sara C Davis Biological Science wr n . 3 x ' p i Katherine D Alessandro Creative Writing Manuel L Davis Finance Real Estate Kathryn Dawe Apparel Design Kailani De Bengson Environmental Studies Samantha Davis Communication Jennifer Dean Studio Art Justin Deangelis Engineering Alexandra Decena Marl eting Gabriel Del Rio Political Science Jamie Delarco Psychology Javier Hernandez enior, History and International Affairs What do you plan to do after you graduate from FSU? " My plans are to go home, find a job and go on vacation; first to Austin and then to South America. " s il ' ' :St , J Em : : f • J Kyle Detarnowsky Composition Chelsea Dick Marketing Matthew Donaldson Accounting Finance Caitlin Devers-Jones Early Ctiiidtiood Education Shannon Digennaro Finance Christina Devlin Exercise Science Summer Dodge Exercise Science Ryan Donnells Finance Aram Dosdourian Multinational Business Shauna Devlin History Krysti Doerr Exercise Science Heather Drake Apparel Design Merchand Adriana Ciniglio Senior, Business Management Did you keep your intended major? " No, I ended up switching from entrepreneurship to management. " Isemythe Duclos Political Science Christopher Duffy Marketing Juha Duncan Political Science Laura Duncan English Literature Michael Duncan Marketing Jenna Dundes Mathematics Education Erin Dungan Creative Writing Vanessa Duran Industrial Engineering Jennifer Duris Criminology Criminal Ju Graham Dyble Mechanical Engineering Stephanie Easum Nursing Danielle Edghill Creative Writing Orlando Edwards Biological Science Michael Eger English History Shaunte EUiott Education Nikole Ellis Criminology Whitney Ellis Studio Art Jasmine Erskine Finance Real Estate Why does one pei ' son de ' Ote io ' cs hours towarc -j. ..y- . ., decided to study at Ftorica State because of the Seo ice So!- has always been a part ot !ne liars Program, says. ' " My iove for serving ohanoe ;rs Pro9 ' ' am odid enabie her to acquire certain - ' ,■ . scholarsrifp and by learning what it truly means She focuses her attention and efforts on education, Alteasha Ervin Psychology rfsta also serves as a junsor high youth minister for Element 3. . vr-.nar. ' v- i,-. -- - .. ' ■ ' ■ members in using their talents to enhance • ' esponsibiiily. fostering of friendships, and ' ■ -j: ■Yr ' A ' i xp -nence Krista says, " it has been an absolute joy. rogram started and developing a supportive team that will stay 3i hme for developing character. " -or the past tnree years on family weekends and during summer camp sessions, Krista has servea as counselor and family paj for the terminally ill children at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida. Yet she feeis she has received much joy from them. " With a spark in their eyes and hope in their hearts, ' hese children have developed a mature perspective — what matters most is family, friends, love, and .ytnq o yourseif. I am blessed to knov them. " ••-,- -.r,- ' r. ' the same qualities in the children of Uganda, whom she came to know by serv- ing as a L - ' J for Invisible Children and Hope Child, organizations that sponsor children in •• ' ' ■- •■■ ' ' ■ ' - ' " ' ' ■ ' • ' (i AIDS is pandemic. Krista says, somehow these children are able " " They absolutely radiate. ' Wanting to help desperately, but unable s • , oonefrt ail of the children of Gulu. Uganda, Krista decided to sponsor one I found my answer, " Knsia says. " I have been told by many that I have a gift for caring and helping Jonathan Escobar Political Science Nicole Fernandez Studio Art John Flatley Finance Real Estate Deneb Espinosa Finance Economics Eva Fiallos-Diaz Psychology Joseph Fatout Social Science Education Sheralene Flavins Child Development Dominique Fisher Child Development Elisha Flores Accounting Jennifer Felton Intemational Affairs Janet Flatley International Affairs E Jennifer FoUin Nursing Chelsea Harris Freshman, Biology What is your favorite food on campus? " Polio Tropical. I ' m from Miami and it reminds me of home. " r i m 1 1 . JLiT-JW r ' ' ■ ' Jb James Fowler Asian Studies Stevie Fowler Psycliology Ashley Fox Environmental Studies Scott Francis Finance 1 1 Adam Free Hospitality Administratio Courtney Freeman Political Science Lisa Gabory Social Science Shannon Gaines Child Development Sarah Gall Textiles Laura Gallagher English Justin Gannon Sports Management Alicia Gant Accounting Andrew Curtis Air Force ROTC Cadet As a volunteer for the First Responder Unit, which works in unison with the Student Health Center, the Police Department, and Student Affairs during campus events, Andrew lends a hand to emergency medical and safety units. He became a mem- ber of Silver Wings, an organization that creates civic leaders through community service and national defense education. Last year, Andrew had the opportunity to become an RA at Salley Hall, " an experience, " he says, " that will be with me forever " As a result of his efforts, Andrew was inducted into Garnet and Gold Key, FSU ' s leadership honorary society. Since his freshman year, Andrew has been a member of the Air Force ROTC, which, among other subjects, teaches students to hone their time management, physical fitness, and analytical skills. After his graduation in the spring, Andrew will be commissioned as an officer in the field of Air Battle Management. Anastasia Garrett Athletic Training Lindsey Gatling Social Science Education Crystal Gavin Communication Studies Peter Geary Jr Criminology Middle East Jennifer Gerrell Actuarial Science StatI David Gilbert Accounting Finance Liconya Gilbert Literature Kristy Gillispie Social Work Michael Glus Electrical Engineering James Gluuna Sociology Bruce Godbout information Technology Stefanie Goldblatt Biological Science Amilcah Gomes Physics Brandon Goodman Communication Allison Gorski Music Education Robert Gousse Psychology Sociology Anthony Hall Graham Jr Social Science Nicholas Grampa Real Estate 1, Michael Granger Civil Engineering " aon I Know or a better place than Florida State, " says Christopher Terrell, " to rina out wnat you re great at and how to turn your dreams Into lifelong realities. " The Center for Civic Education and Service, University Housing ' s Residence Life, The Rez, and the LEAD Center have each played a part in Christopher ' s development. " I truly feei blessed to be working through them. On paper, they ' re all jobs and forms of work, but a day doesn ' t go by when I don ' t enjoy getting up and going to work because I get to see the impact I ' m having on people. " His long-term goal is to make a difference in the lives of others. How to go about that is what, he says, " I ' m learning and practicing right now. " From the beginning of his freshman year, Christopher was attracted to community service and lead- ership development. He joined the LEAD Center ' s Genesis Program and now, in his junior year, he serves as a Teaching Assistant with that program. He became a member of the Service Leadership Seminar with the Center for Civic Education and Service, and now serves as a facilitator. Also as a freshman, Christopher became a low ropes facilitator at The Rez. Last year, he became a resident assistant for University Housing at Kellum Hall, as well as the interim youth director for the First United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. This year, he serves as the youth intern for the United Methodist Church in Pensacola. The United Methodist Church will play a targe part in Christopher ' s life after graduation. He plans to attend the Seminary and enter the Church as an Ordained Elder, which is fitting. He can continue to combine his work and his favorite activity — " helping out whenever and wherever 1 can. " Stephanie Gravatt Criminology Robert Graves Mechanical Engineering Latesha Greene Management Sarah Griffin Finance Kyle Greco Real Estate Andia Greenlee Political Science Ashley Greene Business Management Kathryn Greenwell Recriation Leasure Serv Katherine Gunter Exercise Science Jamie Gusack Russian Political Scien Joseph Greene Computer Engineering Joshua Griffin Meteorology Jessica Guyett Business Management Rea Lynn Papapetrou Freshman, Nursing What is your favorite thing to do on campus? " Going to the football games! " c flp 1 ' Jt It HP ' 1 KKfj " ' - ' 4 P r i ' ' Tiffany Hallback Human Resource Management Matthew Harrell Economics f Laura Harrison Information Technology Ashley Hansen Nursing Brenton Harris Biological Science Megan Harencak Social Science Samantha Hartsfield Marketing Christopher Harris Political Science Jessica Hasle Social Science Education Autumn Harrell English Justin Harrison Information Technology Jessica Hawkins Exercise Science ' Jose Barquin Freshman, Meteorology What is your favorite nightlife place in Tallahassee? " Potbelly ' s! I ' m in Phi Sigma Kappa and our house is conveniently lo- cated really close to potbelly ' s, plus I enjoy the environment. " Helen Ha5Tiie International Affairs Rebecca Hayward Environmental Studies Frederick Hearn Economics Kevin Helms Secondary Mathematics Edu Zachary Heng Information Technology Nelson Hernandez Political Science Jose-Trelles Herrera Political Science David Herrero Criminology Andrew Hershman Music Education Megan Hewitt Anthropology Religion Alice Hicks Marketing Alrene Hicks Sociology Andrea Hill Literature Joshua Holland Finance Joshua HoUenbeck Music Education Ashley HoUoway Chemical Science Erika Holtz Psychology Erin Horan Mass Media Studies Chelsea Horrison Marketing " I iove to exercise, " says Joshua Ellis. " When I go to the gym, it ' s hard to come back out. If it ' s closed, ! take a run around campus. " Majoring in Exercise Sciences is a natural fit, then, for Joshua who says, " Health has always been an interest, but it wasn ' t until I joined the Army Reserve that I put it into practice. " He has completed a 1 0-miie race and two triathlons, but he advises newcomers never to " jump into that type of physical exertion without starting slowly and working your way up. You don ' t have to fun a 5K to get healthy. " This semester, as a Freshman Interest Group Leader, Joshua is taking his passion one step further by leading a colloquium in Exercise Sciences for incoming freshmen. He plans on a future as a Physician ' s Assistant. " I have always wanted to work in the medical field, a career that allows me to treat patients on a more personal level. " As a member of the Army Reserve, he travels once a month to Gainesville ' s Veteran ' s Affairs Hospital. He finds working as a Health Care Specialist for veterans, " who are owed so much, " very rewarding. Having witnessed the positive effect on patients when health care providers take the time to reassure them and answer their questions, he knows, " Patients who feel more comfortable about their treatment generally recover faster. " Because he has shown a commitment to personal wellness, Joshua has been honored with the Col- lege of Human Sciences Life Puzzle Scholarship. And last year, after being inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society, he won that organization ' s Outstanding Junior Scholarship. But it is his work with the Golden Key that Joshua feels great pride, having " worked very hard with the executive board to make our chapter great. " When he became president, which " has its perks, " he was prepared to make this a banner year for the organization. Already they have inducted over 400 new members. He says, " It is one of the most valuable leadership experiences. I ' m able to help the community with service projects, help others get scholarships (doubling the number), and hold many events to help our members and the student body prepare for graduate school and life after college. " Joshua chose to attend FSU because he knew he would have fun while receiving a great education. Sounds like he ' s also giving a great education. o Megan Hosking Family Child Consumer S Jennifer Hoskins Media Production Tonya Huff Marl eting Lyndsay Inmon Hospitality Administratio Kelli Houpt Religion Meagan Houser Marketing John Hunsucker Meteorology Evelyn Huston Graphic Design Troy Irwin Economics Denise Marie Isaac Meteorology Jaimee Howard Early Childhood Education Hyewon Im Music Amie Istler Education Donovan BuUard Senior, Criminology What is your most memorabie experience at FSU? " Definitely the FSU Mianrii game last year when we finally beat UM! " sr|i. ' v[ p Lm ,% Jordan lusi Social Science Cyrus Janssen Hospitality Administratio Brittany M Johnson Ctiild Development Monica Jackson Social Science Jason Jennings General Management Eric James Social Science Mary Jennings International Affairs E Chantel Johnson Child Development Chennel Johnson international Business Whitney James Political Science MikM Johns Mass Media Studies Kelly Jones Exercise Science O Zain R. Burghed Junior, Creative Writing What can ' t you stand about FSU? " I think that every teacher should use elec- tronic submission and take advantage of the age of information that we are living in. And people, including archaic, ancestral, and ag- ing professors should not be afraid of change, progress and electronic evolution. " Terrin Jones Management Chris Justus Biological Science Sarah Kaplan Criminology Tiffany Kaszas-Graves International Affairs Carohne Kaufmann History Nathan Kelvy Criminology Laura Kerney Elementary Education James Kight Industrial Engineering Katie Kilfoile Nursing Xinette BCimmel Exercise Science Christopher Kinder Real Estate Jane King Grapfiic Design Janelle King Communication Sciences Kevin King Economics Kara Kirk Exercise Science Lauren Kirtley Merchandising Sarah BClaiber Biological Science Hilary Klein English Heather Knott Interior Design Natasha Spencer graduated cum laude in the spring, took her degree and her newiy awaiucu i ui- bright Assistantship, and flew to Thailand to teach English to middle and high school students. During her six-month stint in Thailand, Natasha hopes to contribute to reshaping and --ebuilding the recently flooded nation. " It ' s a wonderful opportunity for a cross-cultural experience that will hopefully have an impact on both my life as well as my students ' lives. " Besides her teaching duties, she wants to start " an outreach program, like a peer group, to help out with any need that might still exist from the tsunami disaster. " Natasha learned to appreciate other cultures after joining Brooks ' Bunch, a program developed by former FSU football player Derrick Brooks that organizes educational " field trips " for students who perform well in school. She was able at a young age to travel to Africa. She says of the experience, " Through Derrick ' s program, I was able to touch and see things that I believed were in the future of another person ' s life. ! became more open-minded and appreciative of other cultures, which is why I wanted this fellowship. " As an undergraduate, she was an Honors student who majored in Exercise Science. Last April, she was chosen to present the research for her Thesis, " Moderate Exercise and the Immune Response in Varying Environments, " at the Atlantic Coast Conference research symposium at Clemson University. Her research examined inflammatory responses in the body as a result of rigorous activity, which can often lead to muscle soreness. She explains, " Through testing at room temperature and then manipu- lating the temperature in a climatic chamber, I was able to see how environmental temperatures affect that response, whether it enhances or suppresses it. " Natasha hopes her research will help people better understand the different processes and effects that training and temperature levels will have on their bodies. She will continue her studies of the human body when she returns from Thailand and begins " attending one of the United States ' finest medical schools. " o Michael Kolcun Jr Literature Gregory Kostis Political Science Meihua Lam Biological Science Christopher Laprade International Affairs Casey Krellner Management Business Adm Steven Kuzmich Accounting Heather Lambert Criminology English Sarah Lancaster Real Estate John Larson Music Christopher Lasalle Business General Manage Kori Lai Professional Golf Managem Margo Land Psychology Erin Lashbrook Child Development Jessica Spill Sophomore, Criminology What is your favorite thing about campus? " I love the atmosphere on campus; the trees, the buildings, and the campus itself. " Jennifer Lashley Social Work Keyondio Lee Social Work Kristen Lewis Merchandising Hegel Laurent Criminology Political S Kimberly Lavino Merchandising Latasha Lee Criminology Melina Leon Biological Science Kristen Lewis Communication Sciences Morgan Lightsey Dietetics Anna Ledbetter Spanish International A Jettieve Levins Psychology Lisa Lindsey English O Joe Lacek Junior, Political Science What is your favorite food on campus? " I love Mom and Pop ' s all beef hotdogs! " Lauren Llewellyn Advertising Kahlida Lloyd Communication Meredith Lockwood Film Marissa London Accounting Nadine Long Englisti Galen P Loomis Criminology Micki Lopez Biological Science Pearl Louis Criminal Justice Ashley Marie Lozano Biological Science Jackie Lugo Apparel Design Kristin Lukat Nursing Mark Lundgren Applied Economics Alda Maduro-Fielteau Family Child Consumer S Michael Magyar Political Science Caleb Malveau Finance Economics Nicole Manna Sociology Andrea Mantz Merchandising Joseph Mapp Hospitality Administratio Jennifer Markiewicz Biological Science " The exact cause of depression is unknown. And, currently, there is no way to measure the serotonin levels in your brain. So, if an advertisement claims to alleviate your depression by correcting a serotonin imbalance in your brain, be wary. Become informed, says Jeffrey Lacasse, Visiting Lecturer and doctoral candidate in Social Work. " Physi- cians and mental health professionals should be disclosing to their clients what we do and do not know, and the risks and benefits of each treatment in detail. " Throughout his education, Jeffrey has been interested in critical thinking. He earned his Masters of Social Work through Florida State ' s off-campus program, while working at a psychiatric hospital and as a psychoeducationai fa- cilitator in a prevention program. That ' s when he became " intensely interested in mental health research and found interesting critical thinkers were from the field of academic Social Work. " So, he came to Florida State to pursue his Ph.D. He says, " It has been a very fulfilling experience. " Jeffrey was one of the first recipients of the Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award. He co-authored, " Serotonin and Depression: A Disconnect Between the Advertisements and the Scientific Literature, " arguing that " antidepressant advertisements could be seen as misleading, since the idea that they correct a serotonin imbal- ance is theoretical and actually contradicted by a large body of research. " Public Library of Science, an open-ac- cess journal, published the paper. Since its appearance, Jeffrey says, " We have not received a single negative commentary from any mental health academic, and have received an overwhelming amount of media coverage and positive feedback from the public. " The issue of informed consent concerns Jeffrey. " Unfortunately, it seems likely that the information that many clients receive from their clinicians is more consistent with dnjg company advertising than the empirical evidence. There are complex reasons for this, and I would like to continue to do further research in this area. " Winner of several teaching awards — Association of Students in Social Work ' s Instructor of the Year, and Florida State ' s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Granted to an Independent Instructor — Jeffrey " enjoys challenging students to think critically, whether the topic is Social Policy or Statistics. " Upon completion of his doctorate, he ' ll continue to teach and research mental health, a definite benefit for those in the mental health field and those served by it. Ashley M Marlow Communication Studies Jose Marques Finance Denetra Marshall Social Work Georgia Martin Civil Engineering Kyle Martin Computer Science Jennifer Martinez Psychology Child Develo Stacey Marucci Apparel Design Fernando Mata Marketing Michael Mathers Social Work Jonathan Matics Philosophy Jennifer Matthews Marketing Megan Max Finance Holly Mayfield Communication Sciences i Lauren Davis Honors in the Major, Religion and Anthropology " I decided to do an Honors in the Major Thesis to prepare for law school, but little did I realize that I would enjoy working on my Thesis so much that I would want to pursue a Ph.D. in Reli- gion! Now that my parents see this, they support my decision to go to graduate school Instead. " For the next two semesters Lauren will be a participant observer In Florida State ' s Christian campus ministry organizations. Her research will focus on the way in which campus ministries interact with International students from Asia. She explains, " Every semester, campus ministries provide material resources (furniture and food) and spiritual resources (Bible studies and wor- ship services) to many of these students. I am interested in how these resources, especially the spiritual ones, affect them. I will also study the cultural impact that these students have on campus ministry students. " She has received the Bess Ward Thesis Grant, which will help fund her research. Ashley Mcaleney Exercise Science Whitney Mcdonald Finance Real Estate Cheron Mckinnie Nursing Jeff Mcalum History Kevin McCarthy Marl eting James Harlan Mcguire Political Scie nce Danielle Mcintosh Englisfi Literature Christy Mckinnie Nursing April Mcleod Criminology Jennifer Mccoy Exercise Science Robert Mckimm Criminology Lauren Mcmanamy Merchandising 1 00 Mehul Patel Junior, Biology " What do you think of the new Zia HH Juice Smoothies on campus? " They are good; I like them more than Planet Smoothie. They have more variety and better boosters to add to the smoothie. " Bryan Mcmurtry Physical Education Zamaita Melendez Accounting Finance Amanda Meter History Porsha Miley Secondary Education Rebecca Meche ss Andrew Medina Management Information Sy Brenda Mendoza Finance Paulette Mesa Fashion Merchandising Cleevens Mens Electrical Engineering Lauren Meyer Psychology Nasha Medina Criminology Kristin Mestre Communication Elizabeth Michel Exercise Science Physio Colette Miller Exercise Science Ebony Miller Social Work Laura Miller Mass Media Studies Lindsey Miller English Virginia Miller Criminology Amanda Miner Anthropology English Willie Jackson plans to change the wodd- information, technology, and relationships. -through information Technology (iT;. It to leverage t ie power of He ' s already begun his quest by preparing for the challenges ahead. Lauren Mion Merchandising Selected fronn a pool of 23,000 applicants, Willie attended this past summer ' s Monster Diversity Leadership Pro- gram, which is designed to help students develop career skills and network with top companies. He says, " It was an absolutely incredible experience I won ' t soon forget. " As co-founder and president of the FSU chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, a national IT organization, Willie, along with Matthew Lundy and Dr. Anthony Chow, co-hosted the recent inaugural event where Dean Larry Dennis and local business leaders delivered keynote addresses. The organization was created to bring students majoring in IT together, helping them to develop professionally. One of the nation ' s top minority internship organizations— INROADS — provides professional development op- portunities for students at Fortune 500 companies, with full-time employment at graduation. For the past two sum- mers, Willie has interned with Convergys Corporation in Jacksonville, working on three separate projects — Human Resources Direct, Employee Care IT, and Global Diversity " i have been fortunate enough to see several sides of the business and to experience first-hand the organization ' s culture. " Willie has also served as the student representative for STARS Alliance: A Southeastern Partnership for Diverse Participation in Computing, an 11 -university consortium that recently received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. This past summer, he helped facilitate a weeklong conference, where various mentoring, retention, and outreach strategies were addressed to combat the sharp decline of students enrolling in IT and Computer Science programs. He ' s begun to leverage the power of technology — by assisting those in need. As part of his IT practicum course, he and his classmates assembled 35 desktop computers for the Governor ' s Reading Literacy Program, delivering them to a South Florida organization in dire need. He has provided IT sup- port for the past year to more than a dozen facilities of the Boys and Giris Club of the Big Bend. And last spring he served as the project manager of an IT support project for the Tallahassee Museum. His team perfonned mainte- nance and troubleshooting services for all computers on the Museum ' s network. After graduation, Willie begins working at Convergys Corporation, while also v orking on his master ' s in Information Studies and outlining plans to create his own company Amber Mitchell Economics Melissa Montanez Exercise Science Physio Kerstin Morgan Psycliology Brittany Mitchell Media Production Steven Moates l-listory Tyler Elise Moore Early Cliiidhood Education Vanderika Moore Criminology Kimberly Morgan History Christopher Morowski Psychology Holly Monroe Biochemistry Yoaritzia M Morales Criminology Danielle Morron Accounting Finance Jennifer Tigerina Senior, Social Science What will you miss most about FSU? " Not having to pay to go to the football games! " Cindy Motta Child Development Bakari Muenda Management Information Sy Mertalaine Mulatre Exercise Science John Muniz Sports Management Rena Murphy Marketing International Dominique Murphy Human Resource Management Michael Murphy Finance Real Estate Katarzyna Nadurska Communication Crystal Nalley Interior Design Natalee Mullings Psychology Peter Murphy Political Science Stephanie Nay Communication Studies Paul Rincon Sophomore, Brass Performance in the College of Music What do you plan to do after you graduate I from FSU ' s College of Music? " I hope to attain a position in a world- class performing assemble. " Amanda Jean Nedervelt Biological Science Lindsay Neeld English Brittany Nelson Political Science Jessica Ng Management Information Sy Michele Nihiser Criminology Jonathan Nilson Computer Science Brian Nitzberg Biological Science Natasha Norman Psychology Hadi Nosseir Accounting Finance Ashley Nye Textiles Lauren Yuka Obitsu English 1 A 1 Maria M Ocasio-Soto Psychology John Oh Psychology Bernadette Omidiora Marketing Olamma Nicole Oparah English Creative Writin Perla R Oracion Child Development Carolina Orrego Political Science Jacqueline Ortiz English Creative Writin Elizabeth Osborne Psychology Biology Adam Osterman Marketing " I wanted to learn as much as I could about harpacticoid copepod taxonomy and one of the leading taxonomists is here, " says Linda Sedlacek, doctoral candidate in Biological Oceanography, as to why she chose to attend Fiorida State. Linda has an interest in these small crustaceans (0.2 to 2.5 mm in length) that live in the sediment of seawater, eating detritus and algae. She says, The number of people capable of identifying and de- scribing new species of these important parts of the food web is diminishing, but my major professor, Dr. David Thistle, is accomplished at it. " Dr. Thistle is also a favored teacher " He allows me to take an idea and expand on it. He does not force me to stay within some boundary, but allows me to explore the question completely. " — who has taught Linda how to enjoy teaching. As a new TA for Honors Oceanography, " I was uncomfortable, but he taught me how to explain things. The students and ! really enjoyed having an interactive class where they had the opportunity to think through problems. " Since that time, she has " trained everyone in the Lab, including various assistants and master ' s stu- dents, how to determine the stage and sex of harpacticoid copepods. " Teaching, she now knows, " can be very gratifying if students are willing to learn. When they begin, they are clumsy with the tools but are excited about seeing so many unique creatures collected from sediment from a nearby beach or from the deep sea. " On a recent two-week cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, Linda served as Florida State ' s lead scientist on cold seep communities (similar to deep-sea hydrothermal vents). She " collected sediment near the cold seeps and methane pools on the seafloor, and helped others with their polychaetes, which live in tubes more than 5 feet long and the crabs, isopods, and clams that live with them. " She traveled to the seafloor in a submersible — " It was amazing watching the fish swim in front of the porthole. And the methane pool was unique. Mussels live all around them, but anything that falls within the pool dies. " Linda and her major professor have co-written a number of papers on their work for the Marine Ecol- ogy Progress Series and for the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. She says, " This work.gives me a chance to help others understand the diversity and geographic range of these organisms in the ocean. " o Megan Owen Finance Real Estate Pankaj Pal Biochemistry Andrew Panos Accounting fmt Alfred Owens Secondary Mathematics Edu Kristen Ozburn Art Marietta Palgutt Communication Tiffany Palmer Finance Yotam Papo Exercise Science Crimin Jin Sook Park Psychology Stephanie Packrall Dietetics Roberto Pando Political Science Rahul Patel Marketing Corey Atkins Sophomore, Psychology What is your favorite activity to do on campus? " I play on the Ultimate Frisbee team. We get to travel for tournaments. " Bryan F Peart Finance Stella Peart Chemical Science Kyleigh Perno Creative Writing Brittany Peters Social Work Kelly Perrins Political Science Carmen Perez Mass Media Studies Nicole E Pestano English Alicia Peth Anthropology Mary J Phaneuf Economics Oscar Perez International Affairs Porscha Pete Exercise Science Mesra Phanord English " 1 Chelsea Camire Junior, Criminology What is your favorite part of Tallahassee? " The nightlife. I am always meeting a lot of new and different people. Everyone is always really friendly. " Christina Phillips Merchandising Joshua Phillips Information Technology Erin Pickett Criminology Victor Pidermann History David R Pigliacampi Jr Marketing Anthony Pinzino Environmental Studies Katrina Pittman English Education Heather Polan Criminology Chris Polnitz Political Science Donald Post Psychology Kirby Pratt Merchandising H L Prindle lii Political Science Miranda Raines Child Development Jeffery Ramon Communication Studies R Megan Ranger Psychology Muhammad Noman Ravala Criminology Paul Ray Finance Real Estate w w I M 1 1 Emily Rechlin Education David Register Sports Management Imani Reid Exercise Science " I was Stunned to learn i was the recipient of such a prestigious award. " says Audrey be!ph. 1 he Presser, the College of Music ' s top award, is given to a student who exhibits excellence in both music and academic performance. Audrey, however, should not be surprised. She is pursuing two undergraduate degrees — Music Per- formance and Music Therapy -and doing superbly in both. She says, " Each requires a serious com- mitment of time and musicianship. It ' s often a juggling act. " The course workload does not overlap, and although " an extra challenge, " she has " found great joy in using music across a wide spectrum — from one-on-one therapy sessions with a client lying in a hospital bed to performing solo works for audi- ences of my peers in Dohnanyi Hail. The atmosphere and goals are vastly different, but the care I take is the same. " She gives much credit to the College of Music— - " the best in the country " — and its faculty Choosing a favorite teacher is impossible, and although naming a " ' handful seems almost a disservice, " she will always be grateful to Dr. Pamela Ryan, her viola professor. It was Dr. Ryan ' s introductory lesson, while Audrey was stiil in high school, that clinched her decision to attend Florida State. " She has been a challenging pedagogue and supportive mentor, shaping me both as a musician and a person. " From Music Therapy there is Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow, who " has been very influential in directing my path and introduced me to fields I never considered. " And there ' s String Bass Professor Melanie Punter— " My string quartet was lucky enough to have her as our chamber coach. " Because of their dedication even at late Friday afternoon rehearsals, not generally a time for seriousness, the quartet has taken on the nickname " Weekend Killers Quartet. " Next on Audrey ' s agenda is a six-month Music Therapy internship, " in a climate where the leaves change. " Which area of Music Therapy has yet to be decided — " I feel drawn to Hospice care and to forensic in-patient psychiatric care. " After that, she ' s off to graduate school, perhaps overseas, for viola performance. She says, " I ' m look- ing to expand my cultural horizons. There is something very empowering about being independent in a completely new setting. Maybe that is what draws me to Therapy and Music — the ability to adapt to and understand unique environments, and to find myself again in each. " 4 to Joseph Reina Political Science Jessica Reyes Family Child Consumer S Jennifer Rhodes Psychology Neisha Richie English Education Sarah Rivera international Affairs Emily Robarge Information Technology Abby Robinson Real Estate Marketing David Robinson Accounting Ehzabeth Roberts Criminology Heather Robertson Merchandising Denishia Robinson Communication Studies Jennifer Robinson Criminology Alpha Journal Student Profiles of Service Award " Being the first generation in my family to attend college, " says Alpha Journal, " I was not certain what to expect. " Alpha — as in the only male in a cluster of four sisters — is originally from Haiti. " But I knew I would greatly benefit from the Summer Bridge Program. " Sponsored by the Center for Academic Retention and Enhance- ment (CARE), Summer Bridge guides culturally and economically disadvantaged students during their first year. He now says, " I thank God for it. When you are shown that success is attainable, a wide range of opportunities opens for you. " Melissa Robinson Hospitality Administratio Vanessa Rodriguez Mari eting Dayelin Roman Communication Spanisti Meredith Robinson Business Management Byron Rodriguez Recreation Leisure Serv Larry Rogers Exercise Science Ashley Rook Psyciiology Tracie Rogers Recreation Leisure Serv Tiphanie Roop Social Work Gloria Rodriguez Finance Shirley Rojas Exercise Science Renee Ruberto Mathematics Education Lisa Fagaly Sophomore, Psychology HH ■ What was your favorite football H game of the season? " Definitely the Clemson game. I actually stayed for the whole game! " Sean Ruehe International Affairs Dinease Russell Family Child Consumer S Joe Ryan Exercise Science Dena Sacharow Criminology Internation Ashley Sak Criminology Biology Michael Salerno Accounting Matthew Sanabria Multinational Business Nicole Sanchez Biological Science Valerie Sanchez Multinational Business Kristen Santana Political Science Robert Santomenno Business Management Caryn Schreck Marketing Matthew Schreiner Finance Jessica Schwieterman International Affairs Kimberly Scott English Jordan Seitz Mass Media Studies Audrey Shabty Finance Jennifer Shapiro Communication Sciences Anthony M Sharper Sr Accounting K What ' s a great way to increase the spirit of the Florida State community? " Attend as many sporting events as you can, " says Brian Stevens, president of Seminole Student Boosters. " Crowds in atten- dance at FSU ' s varsity sports events give athletes the boost they deserve. " Better yet, he says, join Student Boosters. Watch your booster level rise In proportion to the number of events you attend and receive benefits — priority tickets to football games, athletic facilities tours, and piayer-coach sessions. Then, share your excitement with all varsity athletes at the student pep rally, Seminole Uprising, which is held the week prior to the Noles v. Miami game. Says Brian, " We start the season off right by getting the school excited about the upcoming year. " Brian, an Electrical Engineering major, started his college career off right by part:icipating in the Bryan Hall Living and Learning Community in his freshman year It ' s the one experience he ' s certain he will never forget. " Dr Dennis Moore took a personal interest in each student, making sure we thrived on a campus with thousands of students. We were required to take classes in the dorm with our dorm- mates. We made bonds that will forever be held together " Another professor Brian will always be grateful to is Dr. Mark Sussman. He changed what Brian refers to as a " difficult " Engineering Math class, " by going out of his way to show excitement, interact on a friendly basis, and care about his students ' perfonnance. It was refreshing to have a teacher take the time to make sure each of us succeeded. " Brian is a member of Garnet and Gold Key, a leadership honorary society, and the Student Alumni Association. He serves as the finance chair of the FAMU-FSU chapter of the institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and is on the Interfraternity Council Judicial Board. Still, his most enjoyable activity is to tailgate before a football game. " With the grills cooking, people hanging out, there is nothing like being a Florida State fan on game day. Students listen to stories and jokes from alumni that walked this campus years before we were born, it ' s a connection we ail share, and something to cherish. " Mary Katherine Sherk Psycliology Social Worl Jessica Sherman Family Child Consumer S Sherilyn Shillingford Social Work Sean Shrader International Affairs Cortney Shulha Sports Management K • ' [ N ... " M 1 B -.; M H m ' h.jm - ' f KliiH ■ n M Andrea Sills Finance Kellen Simmons Real Estate History Rachel Simpkins English Alison Sincoski Mer chandising Dolly Singh Biological Science Peter G Slatcoff Social Science Ryan Sloan Business Management Catherine Slocum Communication Ashley Morton Senior, Recreation and Leisure Services " i didn ' t want the type of job where you do the same thing everyday, " she explains. " In this major you are given the opportunfty to specialize in certain areas. " Confessing to being " overly organized, " she found her nidie in Special Event Planning. And she met a teacher who has had a very positive influ- ence on her — Donna Fletcher, associate professor of Recreation Management Dr. Fletdier ' s love of teaming was contagious. Ashley says, " She ' s enthusiasUc about teaching, " and not relying on lectures alone, " she makes her classes interactive. " Her studies have helped Ashley develop an understanding of the industry, but to gain vaiuat)te hands- on experience, she has begun interning witti SHOWORKS, a design and production company. Cun-ent- ly, she is helping to " put together a Super Bowl event in Miami, for a star football athlete. " Since each of the 1000 people attending the event must feel like a VIP, " excellent customer service is required. " Which is what you would expect from an organized woman who knows how to take charge of her life. 2 Narcis Smajlovic Finance Real Estate Alice Small Environmental Studies Russell Small Human Resource Management Anthony Smith Theatre to Courtney Smith Finance David Smith Criminology Khaneshia Smith Marketing Communication Melanie Smith Social Work Michelle Smith Biochemistry Samantha Smoly studio Art Bethany Snook Recreation Leisure Serv Kendall Snyder Economics Finance Cathrine Sandal NASA Fellowship, Physical Oceanography " We are getting close to dangerous levels of human-made pollution. ' That ' s why the research performed by Cathrine Sandal, a doctoral candidate in Physical Oceanography, is so important. Physical Oceanographers study, among other things, ocean properties and the ocean-atmosphere relationship that influences weather and climate. Dr. William Dewar, chair of FSU ' s Oceanography depart- ment, says Cathrine has performed the first laboratory experiments relevant to paleoclimate studies. The study of past climates helps scientists understand the evolution of the Earth ' s atmosphere and oceans, and it helps them quantify the properties of the Earth ' s climate, including the forces that drive climate change and the sensitivity of the Earth ' s climate to such force. Richard Snyder Political Science Jasen Somwaru Information Tectinology Bryan Spells Exercise Science Stefan Sperlich Hospitality Administratio Benjamin Sperry Anthropology Christina Standiford Criminology Psychology Joshua Stanek English Kimberly Stange Interior Design Martha J Stant Risk Management Insuran Michelle Steakin Communication Studies Brandon Stephens Civil Engineering Teeba Jenae Stephens Business Management Benjamin Stepp Economics Brian Stevens Electrical Engineering Jamie Stinnett Management Maresha Stinson Asian Studies Michael Stivers Chemistry Sheila Stockman Psychology Christina Storozuk Biological Science -nmig moro o ccptcJ in Ihu niiiitdry, ' sa s Erika Neil, " which is one more reason i must prove . :e Wing Commander (second in charge), she ensures that all information is efficientiy dissemi- n .jux) {100 caaets) " ! nave Become a very strong leader i3ecause of the ROTC. I love iti " She s siili (earning to enjoy the 6 00 a m. workouts, but receiving awards for outstanding leadership — Field Train- ing Warrior Spirit Award, Reserve Officers Association Award for Leadership, and Air Force Association Citation for Outstanding Leadership- -will never become tiresome. This past summer through the Olmstead Cultural Immersion Program, Erika was able to travel (two weeks, ali expenses paid) to Poland and the Czech Republic to learn about their miiitaries. ' An amazing experience, " she says, " ! will never forget! " Majoring in Biochemistry, Erika has decided to pursue a career in Medicine as it combines science and helping people directly. She chose the Air Force because she " grew up in the Air Force and knows that the military takes care of its people. " Erika has begun working in the Computational Biochemical Lab taught by Dr. Timothy Logan, " a great professor who ' s also wickedly funny. " She makes mode! simulations of glycoproteins to study the stability of the sugar protein interactions. For her research, she ' s received numerous awards — the Department of Chemistry ' s Johnsen Schol- arship, the Scottish Rite of the Freemasonry Scholastic Excellence Award, and the American Legion ' s Scholastic Excellence Award, in fact, since 2003 and each succeeding year, she has been recognized with Chemistry ' s Hoff- man Scholarship, as well as a scholarship from the Women in Math, Science and Engineering program, which supports and encourages young women entering these fields. As for helping people directly, she is the founder and current president of Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), a pre-health club that introduces students to health careers while teaching them leadership skills. This past summer, she helped the Big Bend Area Health Education Center put on Senior Appreciation Days at centers throughout Florida ' s Panhandle. She says, " Florida State students set up and ran information booths on HIV, heart disease, cancer, gambling problems, and fraud protection. At the cholesterol-screening booth, we tested the se- niors, reviewed their results with them, and informed them how to improve their cholesterol levels. " After graduation, Erika hopes to attend medical school, just across campus, to train to become a pediatrician in the Air Force. She says, " There is nothing better than serving your country! " That is, taking care of its people. w Stephen Strieby Economics Kathryn Stutzke English Rachel Sumner Early Childhood Education Kelly M Susin International Affairs Megan Therese Swiggard Criminology Psychology Cliff Talbott Criminology Kelly Tash studio Art English Crea Stuart Taub Psychology Brunette Tercier Marketing e% ' mifm L mw p kM . M ' lli fU Lauren Tetidrick Psychology Quyen Na Thach Social Work Rachael Thomas Real Estate Finance Rosanne Thomas Social Work Terence Milstead Fulbright Grant (Lithuania), 2006 Terence has been involved w ith housing issues and community development for years. After graduating from the University of West Florida with a bachelor ' s degree in English, he worked for the West Florida Regional Planning Council in Pensacola, coordinating dtizens ' groups that provided input on the city planning processes. In 1999, he joined the Peace Corps as a community development volunteer and spent two years working in municipal development in Bulgaria. He has either lived or traveled in more than a dozen countries. He says. These experiences overseas shaped my research interests and also provided me with a perspective from which to advise FSU students who signed up for the Peace Corps during my tenure as the Corps ' representative on campus. " Stephanie Thomas Political Science Zrinka Tomic Finance Management Jacquehne Townsend Merchandising Georgia Thompson Family Child Consumer S Sarah Thompson Criminology Jennifer Tomhn Real Estate Sean Trohnder Creative Writing Anthony Torsiello Management Anthony Trombley Hospitality Administratio Floyd L Thorpe lii English Literature Tracey Tower Accounting Stephanie Tropepe Violin Performance W CO Jillian Lerner Junior, Exercise Science ' What is your favorite dorm on campus? " Kellum. It was definitely the most social dorm compared to the rest. " Maria Trotta Hospitality Administratio Malta Trumpjonas History Holly Tucker Human Sciences Catherine Turner Marketing •■ i V» B Jamey Turner Mass Media Studies Jour Kyle Turner Political Science Pavel Tyupyshev Finance Elisa Underbill Risk Management Insuran Jennifer Urban Mass Media Studies Mariela Vasquez Finance Management Maritza M Vasquez Exercise Science Veronica E Vasquez Philosopiiy English Po Elizete Velado Religion Colleen Vessell Biological Science Sonya Vialva Social Work Juan Victoria Marketing James Vidrine Creative Writing Megan Vineyard Accounting Finance Elizabeth Waldner Sociology Sheiiina Reeves doesn ' t perform community service " for the giitz and glamour. " She says, " I do it be- cause f know how it makes you feel when someone sincerely wants to help you. " As a freshman, Sheiiina received mentoring through the Black Student Union ' s Fresh.nen First pro- gram. Having had a " wonderful mentor " who remains a friend, Sheiiina believed she could pass the same experience along to others. Freshmen First mentors help students with their studies, but at the same time, they learn to build connections with people outside of their comfort zone. She says, " It feels good to know that they are depending on you to help them through their first year. And after two years, I stiil love the experience. " Sheiiina also serves as the parliamentarian for SISTUHS (Strength. Initiative, Spirituality Tenacity, Unity, Health and Substance). First established on Florida State ' s campus in 1992, and now on sev- eral Florida campuses, this women ' s organization performs community sen ice throughout the area. But Sheiiina ' s " most loved program is Project Ujima, which is held at Toya ' s Daycare Center. " Mem- bers instruct the children through games, arts and crafts, and discussions about historical and current events. Says Sheiiina, " The biggest reward i receive is the fact that the students remember my name. I know they will remember the impact i made in their lives. " During the summer while home in Jacksonville, Sheiiina has helped build several houses for Habitat for Humanity. Through the America Reads Program, she helps students with their homework. And then there are the poor served by the Salvation Army: the victims of domestic violence suppori;ed through the Refuge House; and troubled kids who receive guidance and support through the Boys and Girls Club. Sheiiina seems drawn to the road less traveled. Because she loves math and science, she decided to major in Industrial Engineering, an uncommon field for women. She says, like a true SISTUH, " I don ' t let the fact that there are only a few women in my classes stop me from doing my best. " Athenia Walker Biological Science Charlene Walker Finance Real Estate Megan Wallace Exercise Science CayWallis Biological Science Michael Walsh Political Science Brendan Walters Finance Leslie Washington Real Estate Alexandra Weiss Spanish Shana Wenzell Merchandising Sarah Wexelbaum Advertising Kathleen White Mass Media Studies Robert White Studio Art Meredith Whiteman Political Science Katherine Weber College of Criminology Humanitarian Award, 2006 Katherine knows that she is capable of high academic achievement. She has made the Dean ' s List every semester of her attendance, as well as the President ' s List and the National Dean ' s List. In addition to her major, she is carrying two minors — Business and Psychology — and has completed degrees of concentration in Security Administration, Corrections, and Law Enforcement. She is a member of FSU ' s Honors Program, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and has been in- ducted into four honor societies — Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership, and the Order of Omega Greek Leadership. She knows that helping others improve their own lives " makes you not only appreciate what you have, but work harder to keep it. " Through various animal rescue groups, she fosters animals until a loving and permanent home can be found. Through Camp Boggy Creek, she has counseled children with life-threatening diseases. Through the Student Disability Resource Center, she has served as a notetaker and tutor. Through her College, she has advised her fellow undergraduates. Through her sorority, Chi Omega, she has raised over $25,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Through the Ref- uge House, she has co-sponsored a transitional housing unit for survivors of domestic violence. Charles Whittington International Affairs Joshua Widerman Communication Ralph Wieder Dietetics Rachel Wiggins Finance Cara Willett Industrial Engineering Celicia Williams Nursing Erica Williams Exercise Science Jeremy Williams Social Science Nashira Williams Ctiild Development Tamila Williams Recreation Leisure Serv Tiffany Williams Human Resource Management Jonathan Willis Political Science " Alleen Weathers Student Profiles of Service Award Program. WIMSE, which works to advance women in these male-dominated fields, mentors young women, offering free tutelage, first-year-experience programs, and paid research-in- ternship opportunities. " This program has been great, " she says, " I was able to suit up and enter the Antarctica core research room, stand on top of one of the world ' s largest magnets, and meet many of my future female professors. I was also introduced to the sen ice aspect of campus life. " Her first year, Alleen served on the Student Advisory Executive Board and as the newsletter editor. She now mentors incoming WIMSE membei-s. Alleen had planned to become a researcher, working toward cures for terminal illnesses. Through an internship and a DIS, she leamed organizational techniques, fine-tuned her multi- tasking skills, and increased her patience at performing tedious tasks. While managing a difficult science course load, appearing on the Dean ' s List each semester, and volunteering in medical and honors societies, she discovered Dentistry, " a field that demands strong critical thinking skills and tenacity. " Kristopher Willis Multinational Business Aimee Wilson Criminology History Amanda E Wilson Finance Real Estate Erica Wilson Communication Jessica Wilson Real Estate Stacey Wohlforth Nursing Angelica Wong Chemical Engineering Jessica Wood Psychology Timothy Woods Accounting Finance Jennifer Woodson Apparel Design Merchand Shandriell Veronica Wootson Community Health Dannielle Wright Sociology Suzanne Salak Senior, Social Work and Psychology Suzanne Salak always knew she wanted to work in one of the " helping fields. " She started off with Psychology, learning theory and research. But she felt a need for more information about working with clients from a counseling aspect, so she signed up for some Social Work classes and became inspired. The passionate teaching of Kelly Otte, a lecturer for the College of Social Work, helped Suzanne understand what she had previously been blind to, " Before I at- tended her Family Violence class, I was unaware of how people are victimized by those they love and trust, not by strangers, as society portrays. Inequalities in our society can affect familial relationships. From then on, I have dedicated myself to the cause of women ' s issues. " Erica Wright Criminology Blair Wulfekuhl Psycliology Lucretia Wyche Finance Agi Wysocki Criminal Justice 00 Tiffany Xaychaleune Management Multinationa Matthew Lee Yager Sociology Christina Yost Exercise Science Behnda Young Apparel Design Sara Young Political Science Nicholas Zayas Motion Picture Television Andrea Zignago Actuarial Science Colin Zimmerman Criminology Matthew Zitani Business Hajir Zohourian Biological Science Jennifer Zorn Classical Archeology ' 0 ., Fe -T n c u I t u re on a n o TTi e r c o n t i we. n a v ays pays o f r i n t h e e n M Paigu ' I study at the most accessible place; anyv fhere where I can get my work done before my next class. " - senior, colette miller concentration, some students just don ' t find it in libraries by Tochi Dike g v ml The student pictured to the left is studying at the popular bookstore Borders. Off-campus study areas are popular among students with personal transportation methods. Students may feel campus offers too many distractions such as the daily movie showings, bowling at, and the friends who discourage students from working. The student below uses a computer hook-up and finds the floor com- fortable enough to catch up on his studies. Sometimes all you need is to find your own little corner. The picture below and above show two contrasting ways to study. The student above prefers the outside and a steel bench to peruse through a book for class. The stu- dent below prefers kicking up her feet on a comfy couch inside an air-conditioning building. Even though these students don ' t study alike, they both get their work done. No one can say there is only one right way to achieve scholastic success. MU a t3nfrir When it comes time to study or write a paper, people will go to extremes to concentrate, especially after hav- ing procrastinated until the last moment. Not everyone can study in their rooms, library, or study groups. These normal places can provide too many distractions, which have lead to unorthodox solutions such as the bathroom, a church, or the trunk of a car. If the conventional study areas don ' t work for you, these places might help. 1 . Studying in the bathroom is ideal because of the variety. For instance, you can plan out your paper in the shower or in the bath. The bathroom floor is a good place to type up your paper or read your book. However, the toilet is the best place to do real studying because it allows for multitasking. You ' re also least likely to fall asleep in this position. This area works best if you don ' t live in a dorm or share a bathroom with too many people. 2. For the faithful, church (or temple) is a good place to become inspired for a paper if you don ' t think it ' s sacrile- gious. The ideal time to write is during the sermon be- cause you can sit down and concentrate. Just make sure you have paper and pen ready when that divine inspiration hits. Unfortunately, this doesn ' t work for research papers. 3. For the truly stressed or adventures person, the trunk of a car is a good place to study. The trunk allows you to be isolated so you can concentrate, away from noisy roommates. However, for safety reasons, the trunk must stay open and a cell phone should be nearby. What good is studying if you ' re trapped in your trunk on the day of the exam? No matter where you study, as unusual as it might be, go to where it ' s best and do what you need to get that ' A ' you deserve. 4s Sight-seeing is a long-standing tradition when it comes to travel. Evem though the International Programs focuses on academia, the trips allow enough down time for days of exploration. The picture to the right showcases that travel- ing to a foreign country is an excit- ing but sometimes stressful ordeal. The two girls try to find the their way with a local map and a lot of determination. In the picture below, the girl is all smiles, even though it ' s raining on a sightseeing day in Venice. Florida State University International Programs is the avenue to an array of global, scholastic, and cultural opportunities, experi- ences, and understanding for students not only at Florida State but also throughout the nation. 2007 marks FSU ' s 50th anniver- sary of providing one of the top programs in an intercontinental venue, making Florida State a leader in international learning. Students have the luxury of choosing from over 20 worldwide locations, including locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and more! Florida State offers a curriculum that allows students to satisfy graduation requisites while being immersed in a mixture of foreign cultures. Students learn to become independent as they venture off on their free time to visit other countries and by living and learning abroad. Many free-time trips are included in the general cost of FSU ' s international tuition and fees. The program also provides numerous scholarships to make the ex- perience an affordable one. Studying in a foreign country allows students to become accus- tomed to the cultures, traditions, languages, and lifestyles of for- eign regions. Having the opportunity to study abroad opens the eyes of students to new perspectives, making for the education of the whole person, one of FSU ' s goals. For FSU, college is not just about academic education, but educating the entire person in the ways of the world in order to create an enlightened, strong individual. For students whose professions include the necessity of adeptness in other languages, there is no better way to gain foreign language abilities than by experiencing the language ' s foreign culture and by being immersed in the language and cus- toms. " I not only stepped out of my American self to see another world; I have a true distinction on my resume, " said former IP student Daniel Gillion. " Learning Spanish at FSU-Valencia put an international twist on my career plans, [providing me] with more options. " Living, growing, and learning abroad helps individuals matures into self-sufficient scholars. Being completely absorbed in the culture, customs, and principles of the host nation, every student expands his or her abilities, experiences, and makes memories that will endure a lifetime. The world is your campus, go explore! International study in action. Students attend lectiu-es at the historical sites themselves rather than sitting in a classroom and watching slides. A " hands on " approach to learning. These students are getting a more compre- hensive educational experience that is more tangible and memborable, lessons that will stay with them the rest of their lives. Florida State University of- fers the unique experience of studying abroad. FSU has many campuses worldwide including China, France, England, Australia, Italy, and Switzerland, among others _ Internatioi bgr a nx rrfj su m i , Jjj ar-lf jnj Kei e ' coi Fnship. Studen! e to study abroac themselv in t re, ilike khd dbirtg to tne if ' ' it wasn ' t just all of the different places I traveled to that made the trips so worthv fhile; it was the people I met along the way. " - senior Jennifer urban international studies, exploring the world with an academic focus by Kristin Mestre Learning Communities or- ganize many social events throughout the year so that their members can become further acquainted. Pictured below, the directors of the »24acation Living Learning immunity host a speed- rating colloquium class at the beginning of the year. Events, such as these, in- crease member bonding ajid individual growth. Iito « Si, ' ' ' " % ' ' The Living and Learning Communities provide students with the advantages of being part of a smaller, more intimate community, while having all of the advan- tages of a larger university. " - Education Director Dr. Bruno IIViriQ 9nU l©3rninQ COmmUnitlSS, utinzing comprehensive methods for an ennched educational experience by Janessa McGowens living ie?i;?-niini? Camaraderie is a key factor for the success of the Living Learn- ing Communities. To the left, the members of the Pubhc Affairs Liv- ing Learning Community show- case how Uving together as well as learning together increases trust and comfort between members. Along with camaraderie, team- work is another common goal for the Living Learning Communities. Pictured below, members put their heads together on a work assign- ment for class. % Of?J Bruno Pictured above, a member of the Music Living Learning community takes advantage of the practice rooms avail- able. A perk of being part of a Living Learning Commu- nity is the accessibility of " in house " classes and practice rooms, like the one seen above. Below, the members of WIMSE show that along with living and learning togeth- er, members also travel together. For further bonding, the community took a trip to the Caverns. Education Living Learning Community: Housed in Cawthon Hall, the freshmen who participate in this community take their education pre- requisites " in house " , with classes no larger than thirty students. Also, these students experience one-on-one interaction with children as part of their service learning as well as contribute to the Tallahassee com- munity through many planned service projects. Human Sciences Living Learning Community: Housed in Reynolds Hall, the freshmen who participate in this community are focused on a transi- tion to college with an emphasis on wellness. The members sign a Well- ness Agreement, which indicates that they will not use alcohol or drugs while residing in the community. The participants also take a colloquium course " in house " as well as often form a strong bond with their fellow members due to proximity and residence activities. Music Living Learning Community: Housed in Cawthon Hall, the Music Living Learning Community is where first and second year music majors form lasting bonds with each other as part of a close-knit community. Cawthon Hall contains a grand piano, three private practice rooms, and an ensemble practice room for the talented, musical community. The members also have the advantage of small class sizes and award-win- ning faculty presentations. WIMSE Living Learning Community: Women in Math, Science, and En- gineering is housed in Jennie Murphree Hall, soon to be Cawthon Hall in 2007, and strives to retain as many women as possible in the science and math fields. The members are given a chance to do research in their chosen fields as part of the Research Experience Program as well as take colloquium classes in which prominent women in pertinent fields present their knowledge on various subjects. Bryan Hall Living Learning Community: The Bryan Hall Living Learning Community takes on freshman students of any major, and the main goal is to acclimate students into a research university and drive their curios- ity to learn more. The students participate in courses " in house " along with a mentorship and a colloquium class. Public Affairs Living Learning Community: The Public Affairs Living Learning Community is housed in Cawthon Hall, soon to be DeGraff Hall, and attracts students who want to impact their community and so- ciety at all levels. The students take two " in house " classes while also participating in planned service events and programs. All of the members of the Living Learning Communities begin as strangers. But, these communities have the pow er to turn strangers into life-long friends. The directors try to commence bonding on the very first day, as shown in these photos. The Education Living Learning Commu- nity, at right, begins bonding through a block pyramid building activity dur- ing class. The WIMSE Living Learn- ing Community prefers an alternate bonding experience, as shown in the picture below in which students en- joy a hotdog dining experience. Florida State University incorporates many programs for under- classmen on campus. One of the premier programs is the Living and Learning Communities housed in the residence halls. Living and Learning Communities serve primarily freshmen students in a variety of majors. The students apply for a position upon entering FSU and are then housed in a hall specific to their ma- jor of interest. Students applying are housed in Cawthon Hall, Reynolds Hall, Landis Hall (and previously Gilchrist Hall), Jennie Murphree Hall, or Bryan Hall. The Living Learning Communities, seemingly very different, are alike in many aspects including the " in house " classes, com- munity service activities, social events, and student aide. Be- yond the course work and community service, these members are creating lasting bonds with students of complimentary aca- demic interests. With the molding of friendships and creation of bonds, the Living Learning Program becomes a community of friends rather than just classmates. Like the Living Learning Community ' s motto " These students aren ' t just living together, they ' re learning together. " The Living Learning Community also allows for a smooth tran- sition to college life for freshmen students. It focuses on aca- demia and integrates small classrooms, a sharp contrast to lecture halls. Living Learning also finds the idea of a close-knit community to be of great value to its students. This closeness can be very reassuring when entering into a forty-thousand strong student body. The Living Learning Community leaders, professors, and directors are very dedicated to their jobs as well and post leadership role positions in other programs and clubs around campus, giving the students the chance to succeed in other areas. Students, who are members of a Living Learning Community, have numerous personal and academic rewards due to of their experience, and this will undoubtedly enhance their future col- lege success and outlook. An integral part of the effectiveness of the Living Learn- ing Communities is the " in house " classes offered to the students. Shown above and below, the Education and Public Affairs Community showcase the small teacher- to-student ratio. The smaller-based classrooms allow the students and teachers alike to gain a more personal relationship for optimum learning. -- " ' »« t ' «ff gg Si Florida State luNIVERSlTY .■«;■. OF HJ- y -c: % m i A H t:i SS ' -SfS i ' i i-f f h Learnini Communities islo , ps to college life and FSU ' s cafnpus. Sliown below, the WIMSE community holds a ■ banquet in prestigious Dodd ; Hall, one of the many hisjdd- cal landmarks on cami up.; y providing students wftH ' ex- j periences on diverse parts of campus and in the oommu- l nity, the transition to:ctoll§ e | goes more smoothly fu ' - ' - - aided by the friends i. along the way. " it %. I% ' " f . , WlMSE 4 hope to one day influ- ence these young adults to grow up and discover their own unique talents... " - Freshman Allyson Hare IIVInQ anC learniriQ COmmUniueS, utilizing comprehensive methods for an enriched educational experience by Janessa McGowens college of arts and sciences, enlightening eager minds with timeless knowledg Dr. Joseph Travis has taught biological science for the past twenty-five years at the Florida State College of Arts and Sciences, becoming recognized as a distinguished individual along the way Contributing to his reputation, Dr. Travis is a member of the Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been named a Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Biological Science. Before Dr. Travis began his teaching career, he received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in biology from Duke University Dr. Travis is now on his second year as the dean of the College of Arts and Sci- ences, and already has an advanced plan for improving the college. Dr. Travis believes this: " one thing about the future that I can guarantee, it is that it will not be like the present, whether we think about professional opportunities, finances, or technology. " In an effort to affect the future, he plans to implement various, in- novative projects. Dr. Travis hopes to offer new programs to students, including a new bachelor ' s degree program in computational biology, begin new initiatives in the faculty that will lead to new opportunities for students, and fortify pre-exist- ing programs that have been traditionally strong. ' ' the ability to tiiink critically and keep learning is the most valuable skill we can cultivate in our students " - Dean Joseph Travis B ge of Artp and Scie ps 5 lest college at FSIIIM Inti s to lead the university tvJfti largest number of bache- Jior aij doctoral degrees award- ed each year. As tM above pic- ture shows, the College of Art s and Sciences is diverse along with being distinguished, partly due to it consisting of ninety departments, seventeen instF tutions, and ten interdiscipli.n- studerits with such , dedicated staff members as Dean Joseph Travis of the College of Arts anB Sciences who believes thatj| most valuable skill :Of§e M continuaUearnina;. .-i " " ' ' 5f the past Archivist Anne Marsh, a dedicated faculty member, showcases cen- sored WWII letters to sixth grad- ers and parents. The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences is top-notch, demonstrated by hav- ing had seven members on the Na- tional Academy of Sciences, three Nobel Laureates, and one Pulitzer Prize winner. The picture below demonstrates the faculty ' s prestige as Dr. Alec Hargreaves (right) re- ceived the Legion d ' Honneur from M. Philippe Vingradoff, France ' s highest national honor. .ge of Arts and Sciences Dr. Bruce Grindal, a professor of cultural anthropology, has long been a familiar face to stu- dents in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Grindal has been teaching for the past twenty- three years at Florida State, beginning in 1984, and, in that time, has received a Teaching Award and a Teaching Program Incentive Award from the University. It comes as no surprise, then, that his students honor him now with special recognition as a favorite teacher among the FSU staff. Dr. Grindal teaches graduate courses as well as continues to write extensively about his field experiences in West Africa, Mexico, and the American South. Dr. Grindal believes strongly that his students " ...should develop their own standpoints with respect to critical issues... " , which fits perfectly with his conceptual, humanistic, and interactive teaching philosophy. Stu- dents give him praise particularly recognizing his quirky ways by creating a list of off-the-cuff comments enti tled, " Worldly and Sage Advice from a Worldly and Sage Teacher " that consists of quotes such as " Life is too serious to be taken seriously. " If students go so far as to make a list of quotes from your seminar, then you know that you have made an impact like Dr. Orc) P. Departments: Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC); Anthropology; Biological Science; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Classics; Computational Science; English; Geological Sciences; History; Mathematics; Meteorology; Military Sciences (Army ROTC); Modern Languages; Oceanography; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Religion; Statistics Undergraduate Students: 7, 374 Graduate Students: 1, 739 Male: 4,120 Female: 4,993 Enrolled: 9, 113 college of business, continual progress in the art of global trade On March 15th of 2006, the College of Business made history when Caryn L. Beck-Dudley was appointed as the first female dean of the college. Dean Beck- Dudley came from Utah State, where she worked as a professor in the Business Department for twenty-one years and as the dean of the College of Business for the past four years. In her career, she has become a very distinguished woman in a mostly male-dominated field. She has been named one of the " Visionaries 30 Women To Watch " by Ralph C. Hoeber, received the Holmes Cardozo Award, and was named the College of Business Professor of the Year at Utah State in 1988. Transferring to Florida State University, Caryn Beck-Dudley hopes the College of Business will " ...become a nationally preeminent business school, " and believes " private business drives the international economy and is essential for prosperity. " Dean Beck-Dudley has a very strong background in business. She graduated magna cum laude from Utah University, received her Juris Doctorate from Idaho ' s College of Law, and strengthened her experience by working as a lawyer in a Salt Lake City firm. She aspires to maintain the college ' s dedication " to graduat- ing students who can successfully and ethically compete in this very challenging environment. " ' private business drives tiie international econ- omy and is essential for prosperity " - Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley tlibugK me College iness ' undergraduate bgram is now ranked 25th |he nation against all other |)lic institutions, putting it in pretty high standings. The rnllemm oi Business has im- -ited strong technologi- vancements in the class- J6om which will help fulfill the college ' s goal of becoming one of the estcen agd bu siness schools in the nati As of Fall 2006, the College of Business had 6,086 committed students enrolled in their program. The students are part of a commu- nity which hopes to prepare them fully for the challenging environ- ment of the business world. One of those students is shown left study- ing on his laptop. Below, dean Caryn L. Beck-Dud- ley, shows she is a familiar face to her students in the College of Busi- ness. This familiarity is a rare find on a large campus such as FSU, but the dean is committed entirely to her students and the program. Mr. William Woodyard thinks very highly of his students, " FSU students are dedicated and coura- geous young men and women who inspire me everyday to give my very best. " Mr. Woodyard is currently an associate in business law and real estate and teaches Approximately 1000 undergraduate and graduate students every year. Mr. Woodyard also teaches internation- ally at the London and Spain FSU campuses. He participates in many academic and university clubs including the Homecoming Committee and advises many other clubs including the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. Mr. William Woodyard has also been acknowledged for two awards including the Ross Oglesby Award for integrity and services as well as the COB Service Award for service to COB and its students. Mr. William Woodyard has made a huge impact on the College of Business and FSU in his nine years here. He will undoubtedly continue to contribute his time, knowledge and passion to the students in the College of Business. o o a- Departments: Accounting; Finance; Dedman School of Hospi- tality; Management; Management Information Systems; Marketing; Risk Management and Insurance; Real Estate and Business Law Undergraduate Students: 5,516 Graduate Students: 570 Male: 3,458 Female: 2,628 Enrolled: 6,086 t college of communication, connecting mankind through the science of speech c Dr. John Mayo, the current dean at Florida State ' s College of Communication for the past twelve years, has been very active in research projects to enrich the communications field. Dr. Mayo graduated from Princeton with an B.A. In poli- tics, followed by receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communications from Stanford. Dr. Mayo believes strongly that " ...since ancient times, communication has been recognized as an essential, if not the quintessential human activity. " Considering this belief, it comes as no surprise that he excels in his field and dedicates much time and effort to research and his position. Dr. Mayo has led research projects in El Savador, Mexico, the Dominican Re- public, Peru, and Nepal on topics such as telecommunications policy, the diffu- sion of innovations, and distance learning. He gained a passion for traveling early in his life when he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Columbia. He later became a Fulbright Lecturer in Chile. Dr. Mayo more recently produced " Witness, " a television documentary on human rights in 2000. Today, He contin- ues to strive to make improvements and innovations within his field and in the College of Communications. ' since ancient times communication has been recognized as an essential, if not the quintessential human activity " - Dean John Mayo m lege of Conummication tseir on their sludenls nily .service and vvorl etliic ' uch as reading to elenien- tai ' v students at a school hbraiy. A-flirly j,college, founded in 1974 after a brancli out of the Humanities department the College of Conununication has matured rapidly since its inau- guration due to the demand of the conuTumieation sector in " ur sodet - and economy. The College of Communication is plit into two departments, the (epartment of Communica- ons.and Department of Com- .lunication l )isorders. Careers in this area of studies vill onh- epn|jnue to grow in number vortance. y 7 i language To the left, a group of communication stu- dents partake in a study group, which helps foster teamwork ability, a crucial part to being a good leader. The College of Com- munication pushes students to partake in leadership roles within organizations us- ing communications knowledge from their studies. Below, sign language is taught to two students from the Communication Disorders Department. The Department of Communication Disorders works with an array of impairments including speech, voice, and language. The department works with people of all ages who suffer from a type of communication disorder. These im- pairments are varied and many, creating a strong and important demand for profes- sionals in this area. of Ooiffffiu n Mr. Mark Zeigler has long been a familiar face on campus and in the College of Communication. Mr. Zeigler has taught in the Department of Communication since 1993 and for the last fourteen years has impacted thousands of students. Mr. Zeigler teaches " Fundamentals of Speech, " " Con- temporary Human Communication, " and " Rhetoric and Human Affairs " during fall and spring se- mesters. During summer terms, Mr. Zeigler travels to Florida States University ' s London campus to teach courses there as well. In his spare time, Mr. Zeigler also enjoys performing in the School of Theatre Productions such as The Music Man, Crazy For You, Oklahoma, and Sweet Charity. On the Florida State campus. Mr. Zeigler is known for his strong expectations and his sharp wit in the classroom. Mr. Zeigler ' s goal " is for every student to be confident in their communicative abilities after having the class. " Mr. Zeigler states, " I really enjoy my work at FSU and look for- ward to every day. " Students seem to experience similar enjoyment in his class. Savannah Cole, a freshman at Florida State, says " Mr. Zeigler is incredibly funny, and I look forward to his class everyday. " With that said, Mr. Zeigler will undoubtedly continue his progressive, positive work as a professor here at Florida State, and his students are grateful for his presence on campus. CD Departments: Advertising; Public Relations; Media Productions; Media Studies; Communication Studies; Communication Disorders Undergraduate Students: 1,393 Graduate Students: 277 Male: 365 Female: 1,305 Enrolled: 1,670 college of criminology and criminal justice, promoting equality in today ' s lega :iaf After Dr. Thomas Blomberg received his B.A. in Sociology, M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminology all from the University of California, Berkeley, he ventured to Florida State where he has made an incredible impact in his thirty-three years here. Dr. Blomberg has moved through the rankings of Assistant professor. Associate professor, professor, Associate dean, and now to acting dean and a Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology. Dr. Blomberg has received many awards as well, including two University Teaching Incentive Awards, two University Teaching Awards, an Outstanding Faculty Member Award, and a Julia Lathrop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Juvenile Justice, among others. Dr. Blomberg has big plans to make the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice " a model of research, education, and information. " He hopes the college will " prepare our students to become leading researchers and educators and effective criminal justice administrators. " The premier location also " provides unique research opportunities and the perfect environment to establish facilities that bring government and research together, " says Dr. Blomberg. ' ' we are building a center of excellence for criminological research, teaching, and policy " - Dean Thomas Blomberg stive The College qi and Criminal Jus, Gated to producing ef. criminal justice admini tors along with tomorrow o leading researchers. The Col- lege of Criminology and Crimi- nal Justice demonstrates their strong research mentality by their production of the pres- tigious peer-reviewed journal, Criininologij Public Policy. Dan Mears, explores criminal justice techniques with a stu- dent. This information shar- ing is part of the model the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice hopes to es- tablish this year. istems criminology and criminal justice The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty promote intellectual conver- sations with students of the department. This provides un- derstanding and two-way com- munication; two invaluable tools in the proper education of students in this department. The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice prides itself on providing an intellectually stimulating experience along with a supportive environment for its students and faculty. Dr. Carter Hay has been an asset to the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice for the past four years. In that time, Dr. Hay has made an incredible impact upon his students. Dr. Hay teaches " Intro to Criminology " as well as " Criminal and Delinquent Behavior. " Dr. Hay hopes " to provide students [with] a high commitment of effort, support, and enthusiasm, wdth the hope that this will inspire many to realize their potential and take advantage of what the course has to offer. " With his recent honor of " favorite teacher, " it is evident that he well on his way to accomplishing his goal in allowing students to reach their full potentials. Along the way of helping students reach their full potential, he is making an incred- ible impact on those around him, and his students acknowledge his superior teaching methods and ethics. Dr. Hay adds that he enjoys teaching at FSU because " the stu- dents are very friendly and they have a real diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints. " Clearly this positive feeling is reciprocated by his students, showing that great teach- ing never goes unnoticed. tJ- P Departments: Criminology Criminal Justice Undergraduate Students: 1,281 Graduate Students: 126 Male: 743 Female: 644 Enrolled: 1,407 college of education, inspiring the young minds of tomorrow with the teacher ' s of tome Dr. Marcy Driscoll has been a long-time member of the Florida State University Col- lege of Education, teaching Educational Psychology and Learning Systems for the past twenty-five years. She has also demonstrated her talents in her role as dean, a role which she has occupied since 2005. Marcy Driscoll did not acquire an education degree, as one might think, but rather received an A.B., M.S., and Ph.D. in psycholo- gy from Mt. Holyoke College, University of Massachusetts, and the University of Mas- sachusetts respectively. During Dean DriscoH ' s career, she has received numerous awards including a Developing Scholar Award, three Outstanding Instructor Awards, a College of Education Teaching Award, and a Teaching Incentive Program Award, among many others. Dr. Driscoll has showcased high quality teaching that future educators should emulate and she is admired by both students and faculty. High quality teaching is exactly what Dr. Driscoll wants to produce at the College of Education. She says the College of Education ' s aim " is to improve teaching and learning, both within the state of Florida and across the nation. " Along with advancing teacher quality, Dr. Driscoll would like to increase the graduate enrollment, advance teacher education, and increase research and scholarship within the college. ' ' our aim is to improve teaciiing and learning both witiiin the state of Florida and across the nation " - Dean Mary P. Driscoll P13 :: ' • " ' I i. - ' S. ' . . ?m , ' r V " ; »r • ■ ' , • , ■ ■• % 2 -- ' ,Q.f i%;- M ' v;.-- - ' ' iir ■ti ' ■i»:v ' " -- ' % ,,V i ' -. . -i % ;: 5 r =- Si ■• ' f Edtcation Ik I bus in the } arade. Their s " to improve earning across The College shows off a s Homecoming main goal ' teaching and the nation, " sj Marcy Driscoll: sight with tlje hi fa culty work|iig wfHT KraSMtg tQ improve .- ' elementary and s ' condary e( ucation. The Col- le ' le of Education also pro- ifeiQtes heavj field experience foriundergraduates, enabling ; J h to wo |2«yv ith students Je mastemg ' their subject •a . The College of Education ' ■ ' ' " ' " ' ' ' college, and SlCeieb J ' atio it shows. D N education The College of Education provides multiple job fairs for future teach- ers like the one shown to the left. The high demand of teachers in the United States at the present time further motivates the College of Education to continue to com- mit to excellence, done by taking the time to teach the material cor- rectly. The future of our nation ' s children is partly in the hands of our educators, and the FSU Col- lege of Education is guaranteeing that those hands are competent and educated. On ' A Dr. Deborah Floyd always knew that she wanted to be a teacher. After receiving her doctorate from Florida State University, she achieved her dream by becoming a professor in the Education Department. Dr. Floyd beheves that at the college level, the partnership of teaching is exclusively " one between the instructor and the student. " Since her stay at Florida State, Dr. Floyd has re- ceived a University Teaching Award and a student favorite. Dr. Floyd teaches MAE 4326, " How Children Learn Mathematics " , and EDE 4907, " Directed Field Experience " , tojuniors who arejust beginning their professional fields of study. Dr. Floyd believes " it is not a matter of simply teaching facts, but of opening doors toward fresh and original ap- proaches to teaching and learning. " Deborah Floyd ' s students have told her that the enthusiasm she uses to teach is contagious, and that they work hard because of her belief in them. On top of such high expectations and goals. Dr. Floyd also wants her students to " leave my classroom feeling confident in their ability to learn and confident in their ability to inspire others to learn. " Clearly, Dr. Floyd is living by her own mantra, educatin g her students to truly excel in their studies, profes- sional careers, and in life. t Departments: Childhood Education; Reading and Disabil- ity Services; Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Educational Psychology and Learning Systems; Middle and Secondary Education; Sport Management; Recreation Management and Physical Education Undergraduate students: 2,176 Graduate students: 1,220 Male: 950 Female: 2,446 Enrolled: 3,396 COllGgG of engineering, continuing cutting-edge research for the improvemei i Dr. Ching-Jen Chen is an accomplished engineer, who received his B.S. from Tai- pei Institute of Technology, M.S. from Kansas State University, and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Dr Chen has become a familiar face at the College of Engineering as a professor of mechanical engineering and dean of the college for the last fourteen years. He has many hopes for the future, such as " to educate more engi- neers, including more minority and female engineers, by increasing faculty members and engineering facility. " Many future engineers have prospered under his direction, exemplified through the thirty-seven Ph.D. dissertations and thirty-three M.S. theses completed during his tenure. Dr. Chen has co-authored over 100 publications in the form of books, monographs, and technical journal papers. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Big Ten Academic Leadership Fellow and the Alexander von Humboldt US Senior Award. Dr.. Chen is currently an American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow, a Life Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an Eminent Engineer in the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. " ...Engineering not only improves our well-being but also creates the economic wealth of the country, " say Dr. Ching-Jen Chen. With this outlook. Dr. Chen will continue to lead the College of Engineering towards a productive and successful future. ' engineering not only improves our well- being but also creates the economic wealth of the country " - Dean Dr. Ching-Jen Chen ' M « ii - Z3r ' n The College of Engit eering . ■■ontiniics to educate students using modern research meth- ods and applying them to make advancements for die hitnre. In hopes, each indiNidnal grad- uate of the program will uiSe- this knowledge to fnither ex- ploration in their correspond- ing tields. Electrical engmeer- ing researchers and students are stnd ing va ' s to reduce he bioliuninescence of marine Y:p. " t ip ' " ton to protect Navy ' ' ' ' ' as Lhey enter into coveii: tipns: Ci il eiigineers are Saivorkiiig to de elop new tech- nologies that limit damage to steel structvire? Llining earth- quakes and hurricanes. These few examples of research il- lustrate the diverse experience and talent of the faculty. , f the future The College of Engineering is a premier education and research institution. Researchers address the engineering problems that must be faced in today ' s society. Researchers approach unprec- edented challenges with creativity and versatility. From the develop- ment of lightweight, affordable composite materials for future combat systems, to the quietest jet engine for reducing noise pollu- tion to biomagnetic materials used to detect a heart attack; FAMU and FSU researchers are actively solv- ing engineering problems. Mr. Gang Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engi- neering. He teaches Environmental Engineering, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Environmental Engineering Process and Operation, Air Pollution Control, and Environmental Microbiology. Along with this tough teaching schedule he finds time to conduct his own research on subsurface transport. Mr. Gang Chen ' s ambition has always been to be an effective teacher and it is his ultimate goal that his lectures will be long remembered for their inspiration and insight. He believes it is " essential to have an emotional connection with students " and to " provide a rich, supportive environment where students are free to question, experiment, and criticize both the material and the processes of learning. " Because of this mentality, Mr. Chen strongly disagrees with teaching students to absorb and regurgitate the material but rather give students " a large degree of freedom to explore, experiment, make mistakes, and make uplifting discoveries " of their own. Mr. Chen hopes, after students have taken his class, " they have mastered skills to solve scientific problems using compu- tational tools with a fundamental understanding of basic concepts and theories. " Orq Qfci Departments: Chemical and Biomedical engineering; Civil and Environmental engineering; Electrical and Computer engineering; Industrial and Manufacturing engineering; Mechanical engineering Undergraduate Students: 1,484 Graduate Students: 232 Male: 1,362 Female: 354 Enrolled: 1,716 college of motion picture, television, and recording arts, celebrating the tradition of award-winning fllm production Dean Frank Patterson has taught film for fifteen years at the University of Texas, Baylor University, and Chapman University where he served as the director of the School of Film and Television. He has also served as president of the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, Califomia. Patterson is not merely a member of academia, but brings extensive practical experience into his teaching. Patterson has twenty years of experience as a writer, director, and producer of motion pictures. In addition to his numerous feature films, Patterson ' s credits include more than 100 commercial productions for television. During the early years of the Film School ' s history, Patterson worked as one of the key architects of the graduate program. He established unique criteria for linking student production to learning, a link that is now the foundation for the curriculum of the school. He also may claim the distinction of having taught every student to attend the graduate program during the first ten years of the school ' s history. He may claim the dis- tinction of iiaving taught every student to attend the graduate program during the first ten years of the school ' s history. - dean Frank Patterson motion picture, television, and fiim FSU film students are some of the most decorated film school stu- dents in the nation, earning over 700 national and international awards. To gain and preserve such great esteem, FSU students are constantly determined to give their best, as shown to the left. An FSU film student re-takes a shot for a small, advertising video, and, be- low, Matt Pope displays his techni- cal studio equipment that tweaks many videos to perfection. The College of Film also has advanta- geous educational facilities on- hand, including a movie theater. ON - r; Mr. Stuart Robertson has taught for three years at the FSU Film School starting in the fall of 2004. Mr. Robertson had planned on teaching after earning his MFA degree in 1975. but says, " My day job kind of ran away with me, and I wound up taking a thirty-year detour through a professional career in visual effects. " After his detour, Mr. Robertson made a profound impact on film school students through a successful teaching career. Mr. Robertson teaches two classes including an introductory filmmaking class for sophomore students and a visual effects class in which students from the College of Theater and Visual Arts are bountiful. Mr. Robertson enjoys the individual time with students and also learning from his students who he says are " ...so great, so cre- ative, and so clever. " His practical experience and personal approach to teaching have earned him the respect and admiration of many FSU students and faculty alike. Departments: BFA in Production; MFA in Production; MFA in Professional Writing Undergraduate students: 108 Graduate students: 70 Male: 114 Female: 64 Enrolled: 178 C0ll6g6 of human SCIGnCGS, using knowledge to effectively develop individuals, families, and communitie! Dr. Billie J. Collier has served as FSU Dean of the College of Human Sciences since fall of 2006. Her professional triumphs are vast and prominent. Dr Collier began her scholastic career at Tulane University having received a bachelor ' s degree in Music, followed by a master ' s degree in Textiles and Clothing and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Home Economics at the University of Tennessee. Her education at these institutions guided her to fantastic pro- fessional success moving in rank from graduate teaching assistant at the University of Ten- nessee-Knoxville to her present position at FSU. Each step in her career earned her further accolades from her profession including such awards as the Research Award at Louisiana State University, Mississippi Corporation Triad Nitrogen Award for Contributions to Agriculture during Past Five Years, the J.W. Weaver Award for Paper of the Year (Textile Chemist and Colorist), and the honor of Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer. Each of these represents her dedication to her field and her students. In her position as Dean ofthe College of Human Sciences, Dr. Collier hopes to " ...build on the national recognition the College enjoys by increasing external funding and scholarly produc- tivity to enhance our research and graduate programs. " With such goals as these, surely Dr Collier will bring much success to a field in which Collier has demonstrated great excell ence and ingenuity Dr. Collier says, " Human Sciences is about relationships between individuals and their environments ...We seek solutions to enhance the quality of life for people... " FSU is indebted to such dedicated professionals as Dr Collier, constantly striving for betterment in her field and to translate such advancements into world benefits. ' we seek solutions to enhance the quality of life for people... " - Dean Billie Collier The picture to the left showcases one of the ways the College of Human Science students make a difference in everyday life. The student is in the Athletic Training Program and gets to work directly with FSU athletes, shown wrap- ping a sprained ankle. The picture below focuses on how students in the College of Human Sciences get involved in organiza- tions. These students are part of the Human Sciences Student Advi- sory Council which helps them fur- ther develop academic and leader- ship skills needed for their major. ON Departments: Family and Child Services; Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences; Textiles and Consumer Sciences; Athletic Training; Sports Medicine; Dietetics Undergraduate Students: 2,949 Graduate Students: 186 Male: 704 Female: 2,431 Enrolled: 3,135 COllegG of information, providing essential accessibility of data for the Improve Dean Lawrence C. Dennis was inaugurated in December of 2004, but has long since been a familiar face on campus. Dr. Dennis has been on the FSU faculty since 1979, and a physics professor since 1990. Before Dr. Dennis came to FSU, he received his B.S. in physics from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of Virginia. Now Dr. Lawrence Dennis conducts research regarding applying the information technology of portals, web services, grid computing, and distributed computing to large nuclear physics experiments. Dr. Dennis understands the vast importance of information in the future world and knows that it is becoming a competitive market. With that in mind, Dr. Dennis says he hopes to " improve our new Bachelor ' s in Information Technology Program so that it becomes one of the most outstanding undergraduate IT programs in the nation. " By accomplishing this goal, Dean Dennis hopes to " attract several outstanding young faculty to Florida State University. " Dr. Dennis believes strongly in his program and says " it has become clear that the College of Information ' s academic and research programs address core issues that individu- als, organizations, and societies need for success. " In stating this, Dean Dennis emphasizes that the College of Information will be a staple for future success in the world. the College of informa- tion ' s programs address core issue that societies need for success " - Dean Larry Dennis Working in the User Services is one way students develop social and leadership skills for their future jobs. The College of Information stays true to its tradition by continually rank- ing in the tip tier of informa- tion schools in the nation. The, College of Information keeps this position by reaSutingl top-notch faculty and accept- ing students who genuinely vant to help people and the Society at lar- " ' - ' ' ege of Ii ilso hole ormation gradi prominent leal gcboo om otfliat information rsnt of society rf J The picture to the left displays two students in the College of Informa- tion program studying dutifully for an exam, while the one below cap- tures the excitement of a student learning web design material. The College of Information produces graduates who become the back- bone of society. They are the " in- formation keepers of society " who become the new-age librarian, dig- ital web designer, and many more essential occupations. Students in the College of Information are ex- cited about the chance to have such important jobs that impact society Ur. Mia A. Lustria, assistant professor in the College of Information, is a newcomer to the FSU faculty, but in her two years has made a profound impact on her students. Dr. Lustria really enjoys " seeing the students shine! " Dr. Lustria taught for ten years at the College of Development Com- munication at the University of the Philippines Los Banos where she " learned the value of design- ing ... learning experiences as opposed to designing lectures " and also " learned to love teaching and the fulfillment of making a difference in young people ' s lives. " Dr. Lustria has incorporated these two learning experiences into her professorship at FSU. Here, she teaches courses on Information Science and Information Architecture along with a capstone course for graduating seniors. Dr. Lustria has " strived to widen the students ' exposure not only to course content but also through other learning opportunities such as service learning projects. " She mentors and works with the Student Leadership Corps, which takes on service learning proj- ects and contributes largely to the University and the community. Dr. Lustria will continue to encourage her students " to put a stamp of excellence of every project completed. " Dr. Lustria herself deserves a stamp of excellence for her work with her students and her work with the College of Information. r3. Departments: Information Technology Undergraduate students: 352 Graduate students: 787 Male: 501 Female: 638 Enrolled: 1,139 college of law, incorporating methods of law to ensure justice Is upheld Dean Donald J. Weidner has helped lay the foundation of the College of Law ' s success for the past fifteen years. Dean Weidner has traveled across the coun- try, sharing his knowledge of law at many prestigious law schools including Stanford Law, Cleveland State University, the University of South Carolina, and many others, but stopped here at Florida State University where his impact has been indescribable. Dean Weidner became a professor at the FSU College of Law in 1978 and, then, dean in 1991. As acting dean, he manages the law school, which is com- prised of 775 students, and is responsible for all aspects of admissions, aca- demic affairs, faculty, staff, and external affairs, along with handling the budget of approximately $16 million. Dean Weidner also has been published in numer- ous books and periodicals, and has committed much of his time to university a nd community service. When away from these responsibilities, Dean Weidner enjoys boating, fishing, reading, SCUBA diving, and exercise. This showcases how versatile the dean of the College of Law is, and how this versatility has made our College of Law one of the top tier law schools in the nation. ' our law school is a rising star on the national stage. " - Dean Donald Weidner totl: ssful admissions pro- ig accepted into law ' SU pride plf on having high expecta S and staudaii|||j|||iiyprospective stuieWl HRnts who success- fully meet requirements and pass interviews are accepted into the Florida State Univer- sity College of Law. Over 3,400 students apply each year. The College of Law boasts a diverse student population, admitting, this current year, applicants from 37 states, 10 countries, and 222 colleges and universi- ties. This diversity keeps FSU among the top law schools in the country. law The College of Law offers many academic programs to meet the individual needs of its students. Such opportunities include: a 3- year Juris Doctorate Degree, an L.L.M program for foreign law- yers, and the option of joint de- grees. The College of Law even offers a popular summer program for undergraduates that intro- duces them to the law profession, teaches them practical skills, and develops student interest in FSU ' s law program. fV ' " f Departments: Environmental Land Use Law; International Law; and Law, Economics Business Graduate Students: i Law Students: 757 Male: 454 Female: 304 Enrolled: 758 00 COllGge of nriGClicine, educating compassionate doctors of the future who are Dr. J. Ocie Harris has served as the Dean of the College of Medicine since January of 2003. He continues to reach and set new goals for the College of Medicine, focusing on not just educating medical students on the facts of the human body, but also on the intricacies and importance of serving a community as a doctor He acknowledges that medicine is far more than an alleviation of medical conditions but rather a healing of a whole human being and a commitment to serve a community Dr Harris ' s prestigious career began by earning a bachelor ' s degree and M.D. at the University of Mississippi, followed by a residency of both Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Flonda. However, today, Dr Harris calls FSU home, and both students and faculty alike are honored to learn from him. His great service to his field has been acknowledged through such awards as the Hippocratic Award for Teaching Excellence and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary. Dr Harris continues to set impressive goals for the College of Medicine including: reaching a full enrollment of 120 students for the Class of 2011, maturing the college, continuing the de- velopment of regional campuses in Ft. Pierce and Daytona Beach, as well as enhancing rural training programs while utilizing new, educational technologies as patient simulators. Dr Hams says, " The FSU College of Medicine Is moving medical education forward through an innovative community-based model that aligns students ' clinical training with the environment In which they will practice medicine. Our goal is to educate patient-centered physicians who will discover and advance knowledge and be responsive to community needs. . . " . Assuredly, with such people as Dr. Harris educating tomorrow ' s doctors, the future looks very bright and healthy. ' ' our goal is to educate patient-centered piiysicians wiio will discover and advance icnowiedge " - Dean Ocie Harris IMHWWMIIMWH ' g- " - ;- - The College of Medicine is one of the neW ' medicine pro- grams in the nation. The GqI lege of Medicine open doors in June of 2000 and has been steadily increasing in faculty and students with the hopes of reaching full enroll- ment and maturation by 2010. The College of Medicine breaks away from the mold by operat- ing vith the mission of graduat- mg compassionate physicians who. will represent elderly, mi- nority, rural, and undeserved populations. An added a i .3 a new state -of-the - ai± fa.-_ • cility, inckiding tlie_auditorium_ shoAvn above. medJcLse imitted to communal needs Shown to the left is an ecstatic College of Medicine graduate, one of thirty first-time FSU College of Medicine graduates. The first graduating class of the College of Medicine earned their degrees in the fall of 2005. The picture below shows how tech- nology is advancing the curriculum at the College of Medicine. The College of Medicine uses hands-on learning techniques and technol- ogy integration as an integral part of their teaching methods. Along with this, students are given clini- cal work throughout their studies. I I Dr. Gene Ryerson is a very successful professor and medical physician. Dr. Ryerson came to Florida State two years ago after a highly accomplished career at the Uni- versity of Florida ' s College of Medicine. Dr. Ryerson left his previous job because he believed that FSU College of Medicine offered a unique teaching opportunity. His stu- dents validated his choice by giving him the honor of voting him Outstanding Clinical Professor for each year of his professorship at FSU. Dr. Ryerson enjoys the student-teacher interaction available when leading small group sessions on material covered in lectures. Here, he can present students with real-life situations and connect it with the material they have already learned. Dr. Ryerson believes " ...it ' s a wonderful learning environment where you can truly be innovative in your approach because you have such personal access to your students. " Dr. Gene Ryerson will undoubtedly continue his success as a clinical professor and master of medical education. Departments: Biomedical Sciences; Medical Humanities and Social Sciences; Clinical Sciences; Geri- atrics; Family Medicine and Rural Health Medical Students: 284 Graduate Students: 13 Male: 125 Female: 172 Enrolled: 297 COM©C|© OT music, showcasing masterly work through the diverse expressions of individuals Dean Dr. Don Gibson has headed the College of Music for the past two years, beginning with his appointment in 2005. Dr Gibson received his B.M. and M.M. from Duquesne University and his Ph.D. from Florida State University and now specializes in Music Theory. Dean Gibson has received many awards including Honorary Member from the National Association of Schools in Music, Honorary Member from the Korean Cultural Society, Citation for Graduate Alumni from the FSU College of Music, and a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Ohio State University School of Music. Dr. Gibson says the " ...FSU College of Music is a comprehensive unit with a long and distinguished record of producing graduates whose contributions have enriched local communities and the larger profession. " Dean Gibson hopes that the FSU College of Music " ...will continue to enroll and graduate student- musicians capable of sustaining that tradition of excellence. " Excellence is what the college of music aims to uphold, and under the leadership of Dean Dr. Don Gibson, who believes that " ...music in our lives will only increase with time... " , makes that goal tangible to all involved in the College of Music. ' ' music in our lives will only increase with time " - Dean Don Gibson ;ture above displays the tacuMb devotion to their stu- dentMndividual needs. The Col- legeBMusic takes great pride in that .Moffers its students the best classwom instruction available, The ptio of students to faculty in the College of Music is approxi- mately 8 to 1, the average cl size being 14 students. With tha type of one-on-one interaction, students are given quick feedback and are able to advance their tal- ents exponentially. Faculty mem- bers perform , with their students in concerts as well, transforming the traditional student-teacher relationship into one of cama- raderie and peer-to-peer under- standing. In addition to this, the faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized. miiiiti MIHllm music The picture, to the left, shows the precision needed to hit the right keys for the perfect sound, and the picture below showcases a Ju- lius Caesar opera, one of the many concerts the College of Music per- forms. The College of Music holds 450 concerts and recitals annu- ally, showcasing the wide array of talented faculty and students that make the program outstand- ing. The students prepare exten- sively for these special programs through which they can share their talent with their peers and the community. Clifford K. Madsen is currently a Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Col- lege of Music where he has been on the faculty since i960. At Florida State he has taught many different courses including applied trumpet, been Associate Director of the March- ing Chiefs and worked in both music education and music therapy. He presently teaches Psychology of Music and Experimental Research courses to undergraduate and graduate students and is Coordinator of Music Education Music Therapy Contemporary Media. While Dr. Madsen has been widely recognized nationally and internationally for his many scientific articles and books, teaching is his primary love. He was among the first FSU faculty to be designated a Distinguished Teaching Professor. Madsen states, " I am so fortunate to be able to get up every morning and do what makes me most happy— in- teract with first-rate colleagues in a wonderful College of Music and to do research. For me personally, the most important aspect is to be able to interact with students. I just love them. " en Departments: Arts Administration; Band; Choral; Composition; Ethnmusicology World Music; Historical Musicology; Jazz Studies; Keyboard; Music Education; Music Theatre; Music Therapy; Percussion; Opera; Strings Orchestra; Voice; Woodwind Brass Undergraduate Students: 746 Graduate Students: 407 Male: 559 Female: 594 Enrolled: 1,153 COllegG of nursing, creating a firm foundation of support in the medical field Dean Katherine P. Mason started her phenomenal career by attending Duke University, where she received her BSN. She, then, attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill receiving herMPH, after which she transferred to the University of Florida receiving her EdD. In the meantime, in 1997, she became a Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar and, in 2000, received the Great 100 Nurses Award with Florence Nightingale Nurse of Distinction Recognition, along with the Presidential Leadership Award in 2001 . It comes as no surprise that such a decorated nurse would lead the College of Nursing at prestigious Florida State University. She began her career as dean in 2001 and continues to work as a professor in the college. Dean Mason believes " ...nurses are the primary caregivers in healthcare, providing an invaluable ser- vice every day of the week and every hour of the day. " Dean Mason carries her strong convictions regarding nursing excellence and importance into her job as well. She would like to expand the graduate enrollment and academic programs as well as sustain the passing rate of BSN graduates on the R.N. licensure examination at its present rate of 96 %, Dean Mason would ultimately like to prepare her students for a successful and fruitful career as nurses. nurses are the primary caregivers in health care... " - Dean Katherine Mason Foundfed in 1950, tlie Florida State College of Nursing was the first nationally accred- ited baccalaureate degree in nursing in the state of Flor- ida. Since then, the Colleges of Nursing has continued to supply supreme, educational opportunities to highly de- rmined and scholastic stu- dents. The College of Nurs- ing prides itself on providing students with a " comi based " curriculum inl students experience situations at various H care agencies. Another adva tage of the college of nun ' is the professional and j sonal relationship with t nursinc To carry on the tradition of Noles Nurses, students must be very committed to their work and com- munity. Shown to the left, a nurs- ing student studies coursework in- tently, while, below, students focus on a clinical presentation. These photos showcase the dedication, academic requirements, and talent necessary to becoming a nurse. It is a very demanding and unique job that requires an array of specified abilities and areas of knowledge. Undoubtedly, FSU ' s nursing stu- dents will apply their knowledge to serve their communities well. m Departments: BSN Program; RN to BSN Program; RN to MSN Program Undergraduate Students: 830 Graduate Students: 88 Male: 61 Female: 857 Enrolled: 918 college of social sciences, impacting social interactions on a global level Dr. Rasmussen, a holder of the James H. Gapinski Professorship, joined the faculty of the FSU Department of Economics in 1968 as an assistant pro- fessor and was promoted to professor in 1979. He received his Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis in 1969 and his B.A. from Earlham College in 1964. In addition to his appointment in the Department of Economics, Dr. Rasmussen has served as the Director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center for the Study of Critical Issues of Government and Policy. He received a University Teaching Incentive Program Award in 1995 and a Professorial Excellence Pro- gram Award in 1997. Rasmussen was also named Dean of College of Social Sciences in 2003. During his career. Professor Rasmussen ' s scholarly research and policy eval- uation studies have addressed important public policy questions, including the economics of discrimination, urban and regional economic development, the economics of crime and substance abuse policy, and housing economics. Pro- fessor Rasmussen has written (or co-authored) five books and has published over 75 articles in leading professional journals. our graduates are entrepreneurs, heads of international corporations, elected officials... " - David Rasmussen 1 The College of Soc -1 prides itself on their students am them about soc: al syste ' iij around the vorl l. The s l dents who receiv an edu ' S tion in the Colle e of Soc, Sciences have eni [less care opportunities aw; liting the w in the future. M ny of the 1 jmm oMiirtHHHBBMMjesent tneniJ Pj gf the broad Ql ffiMHRl emphasis Hn fflRfflffiTglobal 1 i vm working in eduqation, " national busin«H||||| min- . ment, and pubH|P major corporations, and mM ' ' - pT A «. if The College of Social Sciences challenges its students in a variety of educational aspects. The college focuses on teaching its students how to critically analyze differ- ing social science subjects as well as problem solve in realistic sce- narios. As showTi to the left, the college also provides technology in the classroom as a visual aide to students. Also, shown below, stu- dents of the College of Social Sci- ences learn group dynamics often by working together towards one common goal, which is of course the advancement of knowledge. |fc»- Departments: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Urban and regional Planning, and School of Public Administration and Policy Undergraduate Students: 3,702 Graduate Students: 683 Male: 2,394 Female: 1,991 Enrolled: 4,385 COllGQS of S0Ci3l work, committed to service to the community and the underprivileged Dean Aaron C. McNeece received his IVI.A. degree in Political Science from Texas Tech University, and his M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He worked in juvenile probation and adult corrections before serving on the faculty at the University of Arkansas and the University of Kentucky. He has been on the faculty at Florida State University since 1978. He was assistant dean of the School of Social Work from 1979 until 1986, and he served as acting dean in 2001-2002. From 1992 to 2000, McNeece served as the director of the Institute for Health and Human Services Research at FSU. In this position, he conducted research on approximately 130 intervention programs for substance abusing criminal and juvenile offenders. Dr. McNeece has also co-authored two books along with numerous other publication achievements. ' ' he conducted research on approximately 130 intervention programs for substance abusing criminal and juvenile offenders. " - dean Aaron McNeece SOCIAL SKKMCES l v. ' • M X ' 1 P 7% », ? _J ' ' s-5 ' l ' ffi7!» re earning anHS maJBH diftf rence in rl " irin oo H ' . ' an J the world at IS sho ngnt, a student Rr rtiifssor showcase theii? B -$ ' ■• " ■ ' J on children R ' . ,is. With tiisis R kg « |e see students ara ■ -1 •king to impaJ [ MBsee coniinunits } Hkc issues. Ju u Hyiege of social 1 K to acknt wi- A ■p-al i)rog]-am i B the nation. V w t can only e ac H HkI ' ) a facult H Ke and mo f ' t t Ufcl . ' tm One Shake Cuii hisi A Lifetime. M EV E a ll« E ir E R a I ' fif ,« |.i. .,,| To the left, a group of social work students show off their scholar- ship plaques. The College of Social Work takes great pride in recog- nizing students who excel and will continue on the road to success. The picture below shows a student and professor a t an exposition for social work. Students in social work learn that problems are not resolved unless the issue is brought to the attention of the public. Therefore, these expositions are a way to disseminate knowledge to the public while also practicing communication skills. 00 00 Professor Carol Edwards only began teaching in the spring of 2005, but is no new- comer to Florida State University. She is an FSU alum, and, while here, was a Lady Seminole Cheerleader. She says, " It was always my dream to teach at a University and [I] have been extremely grateful for the opportunity to teach at FSU. " Professor Edwards teaches Child Welfare Practice, Diversity in Social Work Prac- tice, and Social Work Practice. She believes and teaches " ...that each person car- ries with them a set of strengths and personal life experiences that are of value. " She also sets high expectations for herself along with providing opportunities to [iriictice concepts as part of her philosophy. While maintaining an active teaching c iireer, Professor Edwards continues towards practical betterment in various soci- etal areas. Ms. Carol Edwards is an attest to the success made possible by attend- ing Florida state and serves as a great role model for the students on campus. Departments: BSW Program; MSW Program, and Ph.D program in social work Undergraduate Students: 384 Graduate Students: 408 Male: 95 Female: 697 A Enrolled: 792 1 college of visual arts, theater, and dance, reaching new heights of expressing creativity ar Professor Sally McRorie Is the acting dean of the College of Visual Arts, Dance and Theater. Before Dr. McRorie held this position she became a very accomplished individual. First, Dr. McRorie received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1 985. Then, she continued her career at Purdue University where she acted as Chair of Art and Design. In the meantime, Dr. McRorie became Co-Director of the Florida Institute for Art Education, and finally landed at FSU. Dr. McRorie previously served as the Chair of the Department of Art Education and also worked as a professor before acquiring the title of dean. Now, Dean McRorie says that she works to develop every program in her department " to be as highly regarded nationally as our first rate dance pro- gram... " . Also, she believes that success is dependent upon both creative vision and technical expertise, an ideology that encourages excellence, critical inquiry, and experimentation the department ' s prestigious programs. Dean Sally McRorie will continue to work towards her goals for the college. ' ' the arts have the capacity to reach people from varied backgrounds, ages, and cultures in ways few other disciplines can. " - Dean Dr. Sally McRorie m The College of Visual Arts, Dance and Theater focuses on developing individual talents and preparing students for rewarding careers. The col- lege accomplishes this partly through its world-class fac- ulty who are dedicated to pro- viding students with the re- sources and guidance needed to succeed. The college also conducts many performances throughout the year to show- case their students ' talent. The girl above displays great form as she dances in one of the many performances held for the university and com- munity of Tallahassee. visual arts, theater, and passion The College of Visual Arts, Dance, and Theater are lucky enough to have supreme facilities located on campus at their disposal. Students are encouraged to take full advan- tage of this, and they most certainly do, as shown here. The student to the left works on a painting in one of the art studios while the danc- ers below showcase their works in Montgomery Hall. These facilities are just a few of the college ' s avail- able resources. The college even has the Museum of Fine Arts lo- cated on campus along with many more theaters and auditoriums. I have been at FSU for over 18 years. I was Chair of the Art Department for my first six years and moved into the classroom teaching design courses since 1995 — and I love it. I feel that designers are an integral part of our lives, and expanding use of design has come to dominate public space. It ' s a wonderful opportunity to teach students design and I have seen many of them become successful professionals in the field. Before coming to FSU, I had worked for many years in New York City with professionals as clients, in workshops, seminars and conferences. I brought to FSU my experience and a commitment to the relationship of designers to the world and how maintaining that re- lationship is a continuous learning process. In my teaching, I encourage students to adapt information into a way of seeing and to develop an approach that leads them to under- stand our rapidly changing society. It ' s inspiring to me to see students develop a method for solving problems, to think critically and to develop a personal visual style of design. It ' s the fundamental direction that I try to take each class— then the students do the rest. 00 Departments: Studio Art, Art Education, Art History, Dance, Interior Design, Special Programs, School of Theatre Undergraduate Students: 1,458 Graduate Students: 326 Male: 478 Female: 1,306 Enrolled: 1,784 1 f m 1 ,„ ' , :,.••. C ' f— .1 »|B«»«WS«56» j{H {jRH|: 1 h I K ' ILJ ii»i« _ . m H ' _ V J f B m i ■ " i t F ' ' p=— !) t A common but effective teaching style is providing students with hands-on activities. Shown to the left, students fully conceptualize scientific principles by conduct- ing an experiment and recording their results independently. Also, pictured below, an engineering student works on a project of his own, implementing the tools and knowledge he has acquired earlier in his studies. These two examples showcase the long-standing effec- tiveness of hands-on learning. " To teach is to touch lives forever. " This anonymous quote rings true for many educators. Teachers are the foundation of this country ' s success. They inspire students to reach their full po- tential. While teaching embodies a great challenge, the oppor- tunity to directly inspire students ' lives and impact the future is a most gratifying experience. Professors, at the university level, are given more financial resources than other levels of instruc- tors due to their specialized advanced degrees. Despite this dif- ference, teachers still face the challenge of being responsible for the future, great minds of America. This responsibility may be overwhelming, but most instructors view their career experi- ences as an educational adventure, both for themselves and their students. One of the greatest challenges facing teachers is engaging di- verse students of all academic levels in the coursework at-hand. This is where different teaching styles come into play. No two professors teach alike, and many have incorporated multiple teaching methods to create a more comprehensive educational experience for their students. A large majority of professors fo- cus on auditory lectures. One advantage to these lectures is that students have the opportunity to critically analyze the subject matter and potentially challenge the material through discussion and questions. This creates a two-way communication channel that benefits both student and teacher. A negative aspect of lec- tures is some students are susceptible to boredom or daydream- ing while listening to an instructor speak. Yet, for many, this tradi- tional method of teaching still creates for effective learning. To stave off boredom, many professors implement other meth- ods such as PowerPoint software presentations. This type of computer graphic presentations allows students to be visually stimulated while listening to lectures at the same time. Another effective teaching method is to include hands-on activities in les- sons. With this method, the instructor incorporates visual, audi- tory, kinesthetic, and tactile senses. All of these varied teaching methods make Florida State University professors some of the most effective in the country; and their success contributes to FSU students ' success. They continue towards innovation in their teaching techniques, and FSU students benefit everyday from their superb teaching skills and evolving methods. Pictured above and below, Dr. Mischa Laurents and Mr. Dan Shafer, instructors in the Department of Commu- nication, showcase that building trusting and personal relationships with students is another " hidden " teaching style prevalent on FSU ' s campus. Personal relationships allow students to view their professors more as col- leagues and less as an authoritative figure, which only improves learning competency. stu dentrespondstjiij es airrerently. Une ' Dr. Behrang, calculus professor, has brought a dynamic teaching style that will motivate me to excel in more challenging math courses in the future. " - sophomore Matt Martin teach ing styles, are as diverse as the teachers who implement them in the classrooms by Janessa McGowens rsPre promotes academic Hov top-notch stu- i arouiid the eoun- f onors Program also| K excBDtional stiadentst ractive e , classroom along atations by promi-p i)fessors, as seen b rl iow.: t e, Nobel Prize ' vf m ner Professor Harry K| (|| conducts a presentatior»i " ' the Honors Colloquiun required course for fresh] |honors students. 10 9 i_r ' The honors program is all about making a big world a little bit smaller. It creates a friendly, intimate social experience. " - sophomore Shauna Ruth nOnOrS prOQram, exceptional academic students are challenged and motivated to perform at their best by Shauna Ruth Along with fostering academic ex- cellence, the Honors Program also believes in forming a community among its members. To the left, the Honors Council hosts an ice cream social in Landis Hall for the new inductees. The Honors Program emphasizes far more than just the academic side of life, as shown in the picture below as well. With so- cials such as these, the Program aims to create a small community in which each of its students can find a place to call his or her own. The Honors program is dedicated to developing schol- ars as well as leaders on campus. Above, undergraduate honors students, acting as role models, program give oral presentations to other students interested in the program. Below, honors students get one-one-one interaction with Nobel Prize winner Harry Kroto, showcasing the Honors Program ability to network students. On the surface, it ' s merely an addition to a resume, a marl of scholastic achievement. However, the Florida State Honors Pro- gram is far more than challenging classes and a reward for a high GPA. It ' s an experience, one invaluable to its participants. Admission into the program is acceptance into a world of ex- traordinary possibility and opportunity. One aspect that many of the participating students hold dear is the chance to register for classes on a first-priority basis, along with seniors. The rush to register for classes is often one of the most stressful situations a university student will encounter. It ' s a fight to the finish, and FSU Honors students have an advantageous head start in the semiannual race. Another benefit is exclusive housing opportu- nities. In the 2006 2007 school year, Landis Hall and Gilchrist Hall served as exclusively honors housing. (In the school year to come, Landis will serve as the sole Honors Program housing.) These renovated halls offer quiet study rooms on every floor, innumerable social events, and an intellectually competitive en- vironment. The program provides every opportunity for each of its residents to succeed. On the academic side of life, honors students may also register for courses exclusive to the program. These classes may be augmented regular courses or courses specially designed for the prestigious program ' s students. It is within each student ' s discretion to enroll in these classes. The only program require- ment is to attend the University Honors Colloquium during the student ' s freshman year and to maintain at least a 3.20 GPA each semester. However, students who complete eighteen hours of Honors courses or participate in sanctioned research, creative projects, or community service will gain the title of " hon- ors finishers " . If a student does not meet the requirements for admission to the program prior to the start of university admis- sion, the student may apply if and when they achieve university requirements for GPA. The FSU Honors Program is an opportu- nity one cannot afford to miss. vO Florida State ' s graduate program consistently ranks among the top 25 universities in many areas of study, including Physics, Chem- istry, Statistics, and many oth- ers. Florida State tries to offer an individualized program for each student, encompassing an intel- lectually stimulating environment, award-winning faculty, and stu- dent-based research. The picture to the right showcases that gradu- ate research can be accomplished in any forte. FSU prides itself on offering the only Ph.D. program in creative writing in all of Florida. After four years of little sleep and lots of coffee, the furthest thing from most students ' minds is continuing their education beyond their undergraduate degrees. Yet, last year, 7,926 students, both returning and new, arrived at Florida State with their sights set on another degree. Some decided to come back because the idea of a new job and a new life overwhelmed them. Others spent several years in the workforce only to discover that they could be further along in their various careers with higher level degrees. Still others find graduate programs a personal challenge. What- ever the reason, students from all fifty states and ninety-five countries are currently enrolled in a Florida State ' s graduate program. They have the opportunity to learn from people they no longer consider teachers but rather colleagues, men- tors, and friends. These mentors are knowledgeable about their subject mat- ter as well as willing to assist in the success of one another ' s futures. Nobel Laureates, members of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Guggenheim Fellows, and Pulitzer Prize recipients are all members of the prestigious FSU faculty. Graduate students have a wealth of resources available to them outside of the faculty, including new graduate student orientation, reserved on-campus living areas, conferences on grant writing and ethical research, and activities such as sporting events and concerts. Students new to Florida State have to endure the mundane tasks of navigating Tallahassee, obtaining an FSU card, registering for a parking permit, and establishing an FSU e-mail address. However, former students, transitioning from undergraduate studies to graduate work, experience a smooth transition to their upper level studies. While the idea of spending another seventeen months in school does not appeal to everyone, those who choose to pursue a graduate degree are guaranteed a rigorous yet beneficial experience. The two graduates below and above demonstrate the di- versity of Florida State ' s graduate program. FSU prides itself on being ranked among the top 20 universities in the nation for the number of doctoral degrees given to minority students. Also seen from the photos, FSU ' s graduate studies also include a strong feminine pres- ence, boasting a fifty-six percent female population. conducts part of his study, one s of high- orida State :e program toral Re- institu- members s, work- students throughs. uate pro- er of op- interests ffers 107 legreS programs, 73 progMJlis, and many rrialBed pAgrams ' ' graduate study is a time of exploration and immersion in a particular specialty. It is a time for the free exchange of ideas and creation of nev f knowledge. " - dean Nancy Marcus graduate prograrn, where motivated students fully develop their individualized passions by Brianna Douthitt Studeiits who graduafrtronf Florida Slate have end-i less opportunities ahead otj them. Many will enter intol their major-related careers, - while a good number of un- dergraduates will continue their quest for knowledge ir a master ' s or doctorate pro- ram. No matter what FSU raduates choose to do, they will make a difference in the country and world at larger guided by their experiences at FSU, iDoth in and out the classroom. .syr Kr S-| S ¥ ' V UilCgC Ul i » t rf " v js: -.: J:0 ' iM " ' ■ t ' " !. • . .... : . ., s» " .. --si " ' ' W , V I fit success IS a journey, not a destination " llTG aflGr graduation, applying accumulated knowledge in the real world by Leandra Pouncy ? life after graduation w; } ' wr::!! ■ 4 Graduation day encompasses many emotions including excitement, fear, nervousness, and overwhelming joy. It represents the entrance into w hat some would call the " real world " . Shovm to the left, five graduates throw their caps into the air excitedly, signifying an end to a long and challenging educational journey. Along with the emotions listed above, a feeling of personal accomplishment usually tops the list of graduation day emotions. ShowTi below, football star Buster Davis embodies accomplish- ment by acquiring an undergraduate degree along with having played varsity football for four years. M. Palgutt Life after graduation encompasses a different journey for each graduate. An internship vnth the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. for Marietta Palgutt, a stepping stone for her graphic design career, or the start of a life together vnth the one you love. Graduation opens many doors for many different possible futures. No matter where each graduate ends up, they vdll always have a home at FSU. You may not be sitting in the student section, but that ' Alum- ni ' sticker on your car beams joy no matter where you sit. Many students look forward to the end of their undergraduate years in college. After four years, most students are ready to call it quits and hop right into the competitive job market, whereas oth- ers choose to continue their educations by going to graduate school, law school, or medical school. Some may even choose to further their educations while working. Typically, a four-year college graduate has the advantage over those who opted out of higher education when it comes to obtaining a good job. Students at Florida State University have an even bigger advantage because they have access to the Career Center, located in building A of the Uni- versity Center. The Career Center is a dependable source for students seeking employment. A quarter of the jobs are for employment at FSU, but most of the jobs are available in and around Tallahassee and around the country. In addition to its extensive job listings, the Career Center provides other ser- vices that are helpful to student job seekers, such as mock interviews and resume writing. No matter what students decide to do after gradu- ation, their lives won ' t be a picnic. The world out- side of college is full of responsibilities. Those who go to college and survive are able to get a glimpse at what it will be like to live alone, pay your own bills, and follow a set schedule every week. Yet, FSU does its best to prepare students for life. j m )« g » -WS». •V» «. - °!|? -»»--»- ' ' ' ' ' mimimmmmimmmimimttgmmmammmmii ' ' Campus ministries are abun- dant and diverse at Florida State. Most have centers, churches or houses located right on campus, easing the religious aspect of stu- dents lives. Whether a student is looking for a good meal, a family or spiritual enlightenment, there is a ministry w aiting to serve. Lewis The Baptist Collegiate Ministry always puts together a fan- tastic float for the homecoming parade. Campus ministries actively recruit students to attend their worship services and community events. The BCM is not a church but instead an extension of the church on campus. The group encourages members to attend a church in Tallahassee and participate in campus events as well. Fish schools, intramurals, bible studies, Edge cafe and outreach all provide members with ways to grow spiritually. m Smith, with the help of Katie Mears am Kim Smith, with the help of Katie Mears and Sarah Crockett, is about to experience a 35 year old Christian Campus Fellowship tradi- tion, baptisms in the Westcott fountain. CCF is a non-denominational ministry that wel- comes all students. Located on West Col- lege Avenue, the organization ' s two-story, white house once served as the home of the Vice-President of the Florida State Women ' s College; currently it serves as a home away from home for many members. Members of the Wesley Foundation participate in weekly com- munion during the organization ' s Sunday service. While the idea of weekly communion seems strange to many new members, the group chooses to do it to remind them every week of the sacrifices Jesus Christ made for them. The Wesley Foundation is one of the most recognizable structures on campus, commonly referred to as the bomb shelter. Vance Rains gives motivational, enlightening ser- mons every week and a highly talented praise band leads worship. The group is also active throughout the week organizing Wednes- day night dinners, family groups, service projects and retreats. The Seminole Dance Force is a nationally ranked, competitive dance team here at Florida State Uni- versity. The group consists of jazz, pom and hip-hop dancing . Try-outs are held in September and the team has the opportunity to perform at campus events such as Pow-Wow , Dance Marathon and Spear-It Night. In the spring, the team competes in the National Dance Alliance Competition. Last year, they ranked 8th in the Challenge Cup. The team provides dancers with a way to focus only on competitions. KoUage Dance Troupe preforms annually at COBOL, Coalition of Black Organization Leaders. This year ' s event took place in Ruby Diamond Auditorium and was themed " Past, Present, and Future. " Kollage represented the past by creating their own version of Wood- stock, called Blackstock. Founded in 1998 by Tamara Prince, the group is not simply a hip-hop dance group. Instead they aim to be a melting pot of rhythm and dance. Members are from different cul- tures and backgrounds, but they unite in the art of dance. In their performances, Kollage incorporates all types of music from jazz and hip-hop to blues. The Irish Dance Club performed at Spear- It Night during Homecoming Week. The club was founded in 2005 and has already performed at many local events. While Irish dancing is traditionally more popular in more Northern regions, the group is gaining interest in Tallahassee. During their prac- tices, the first half is dedicated to teaching new members basic steps and the second half is devoted to group dancing. Members are not required to have any background in Irish dancing. All a participant needs is a desire to learn more about the culture and dance. WrKTg HI The Corazon dancers performed at Spear-It Night during Home- coming Week. ' iTie group was es- tabhshed in 2001 and encourages all types of dancers to audition. Classes are open to the public as well as to faculty and students. The group ' s performances are al- ways a highlight at any event. ■. i Rachel Bentley, a member of Col- lege Democrats, joins fellow Dem- ocrats at a Jim Davis rally held at the Capitol building. College Democrats poured their effort into helping elect Davis and other Dem- ocrats. They participated not only in rallies and phone banks, but also with signs painted for their cause. Members of College Republicans campaigned at the corner of Monroe and Tennessee in support of Charlie Crist. Col- lege Republicans were especially active this fall due to the midterm elections. This year the College Repubhcans ' two goals were to double their membership as well as help elect Charlie Crist to the position of governor. Throughout the year, the group, which consists of over 500 members, has weekly meetings and participates in other campus events such as intramurals, homecoming, and community service. vitet n Kathleen O ' Neal greets studentfejiutside of Bel- lamy. O ' Neal was running for a Senate seat in the Social Sciences Division. Only students reg- istered as Social Sciences majors can vote for those seats. Since most Social Science classes meet in Bellamy, O ' Neal was hoping to talk to her potential voters as well as spread the word about the Voice Party, the party that she represented, in general. Members of both campus parties, called the Voice Party and the Insight Party, are concerned with voter turnout and spend election week encouraging students to vote. Miya Patel and Jessica Haskins, members of the political party In- sight, paint signs in preparation for the upcoming elections. Insight is one of two major political parties on campus. It was founded in the fall of 2001 and participated in its first election in the spring of 2002. Members swept the ballot in that election and have contin- ued a legacy of victory ever since. Founded on the idea of " Listen first, then lead " the organization is popular amongst students. The party ' s platform changes with the changing needs of students, but has included such issues as blocking an increase in tuition, expand- ing homecoming, and improving campus security. ' ' £k yii While paintball mi binot be a common sports club, this club is popular and competitive. The club currently has D1 and D2 players compet- ing in class A at the national level in the Na- tional Collegiate Paintball Association. While membership is free, and many costs are off- set due to sponsors, members normally have to invest in markers, masks, hoppers and regulators. The club uses AWOL Paintball ' s facilities in Thomasville, Georgia for many of their activities. Joe Jensen and Pricilla Weber demonstrate fencing during Market Wednesday. Many sports clubs performed exhibitions during the Fall in hopes of recruiting more members. Weber, vice-president of the fencing club, and Jensen are fighting foil, a weapon whose target is the body above the waist, not including the arms or head. President of the fencing club, Helen Haynie is the referee for the match. " This year ' s fencing team is composed of much stronger fencers than in prior years, " said Haynie. Since the club does not compete as a team, it is up to individual fencers to participate in tournaments. Freshman Ryan Weber pins a member of the FAMlJ wres- tling club during an exhibition match. Wrestling is popular because it keeps its members in great shape and tests their physical and mental endurance. After a lack of funds caused problems last year, the Sports Club Council has given the club a substantial increase in funding. The club earns more than just wTestling honors. They were named Most Im- proved Sports Club last year, and President Dustin Garvin won the Eddie Cubbon Award for being the most outstand- ing individual member of a sports club. vT t r r m mt ' ; t ■ - iFhe Rugby Club practices and plays with dedication and strength. Rugby is similar pccer, inthatthe ing or kic jng, St releasejme , the gaflle is a ImjityT ii il Members practice intramural fields, me games take t schools, lac competes in Nov ices ' Equestrian, urging and din the strong horse to leap over I foot fences at Savannah College o; |and Design. Leigh placed fifth br di ' ision. The club is open to level of riders and provides its members with many opportunities to compete across the country. im The Florida State Environmental Sendee Program acts as the voice of environment as they speak out against the unnecessary clearing and destruction of land. Another one of the many service projects that ESP takes part in is hosting Recycling Aware- ness Week to spread awareness and in- crease recycling on campus. E ' eiy Saturday, the members of Habitat for Mumanit} ' build homes to meet their goal of eradicating poverty housing. The FSU chapter also conducts bi-annual poker tournaments as well as a 5k run to raise the funds necessary to accomplish the major project of building a house. Members of Circle K International watch over and entertain a child at a local preschool. Focused on not only community service but also leadership and fellowship, Circle K is one if the most active organizations. Their service projects focus on children and include Adopt-a-Preschool, Adopt-a-Family, and Parents and Children Day, to name a few. Members of the Alternative Breaks Corps prepare meals for those suffering from HIV and AIDS on a Spring Break 2006 trip. Instead of going on vacation during their breaks from school, ABC members seMle ly give up their flee time to travel late. One of the many service trips tak- en by the Alternative Breaks Corps includes last year ' s trip to New Or- leans to clean up and rebuild after HuiTicane Katrina. ABC also trav- eled to underprivileged schools in an effort to promote literacy. Members of Fashion Inc. take part in many fundraisers, such as bake sales and selHng member-made jewelry in the Union, to raise money for their Annual Fashion Show. They also have taken part in many community service projects in the past, such as making gift boxes for children and making quilts for hurricane victims. ' k , J Ai ' Members ■ Hype pose i the fashion show iiey piltj i fii n iser. Uii- signed ype ' Saftjjectivc to te d ediic-£ ■ " . SKg restcd ill the fiel PSSaic. wh ' It dcvolop- meiit, e i t ' .j ' - fa i-ni ' t ned llype atlenipts to hone the craft of niombers by sliowcas- ing resident artisls and piodueers, and by having workshops. Threwa Pi, also known as the FSU Clown Alley, is com- prised of an interesting group of characters. Members join the group with the hope of honing the craft of being pro- fessional clowns. I Threwa Pi also takes part in various ac- tivities such as community performances, fundraisers, and community service projects. FSU Billiards Club creates a fun teaching en- vironment for students interested in improving their playing skills, whether they are novices or pros. In addition to this, FSU Billiards Club promotes an interest in the American Pool Players Association and the Billiard Congress of America. They also participate as strong competitors in many league tournaments as well as public tournaments. The FSU Archaeology Club strives to interest students in ar- chaeology as well as to increase their knowledge of the field. The FSU Archaeology Club accomplishes these goals by tak- ing part in many activities such as sponsoring lectures with the Archaeological Institute of America, visiting museums to view artifacts, and taking trips to various archaeological sites. Such knowledge allows students and the general public to investigate the past and preserve cultural elements of our own personal histories and the history of civilization, itself. Amnesty International is a society dedicated to the promotion of human rights and the end- ing of abuse to the basic rights of physical and mental integrity, and freedom of expres- sion, among others. Amnesty International takes part in many events in the community, such as the annual Human Rights Film Fes- tival, meetings with local politicians, various candlelights, and lectures. NORML is an organization dedicated to promoting liie positive as}- ects oi ' marijuana, in an attempt to reform the current marijuana laws. FSU NORML spreads the word through a numl er of outlets including concerts, lectures, and an information table in the union. Students have fun while learning a lesson abo it the liarmful effects of tobacco at STRIKF. ' s anmial Great American Smokeout. Students attending the exent were entertained by a ' ariet} ' of activities rang- ing from rock-chmbing walls to concerts. With the help of the Great American Smokeout, as well as their other encleavors such as the Breathe I ' lasy Initiative, STRIKE hopes that its message on the neg- ative effects of tobacco spreads throughout campus. ger and social injustice to the FSU campus ; i?well as tife Tallahassee community. Here, Tuj[m Rubero poses in front of one of Oxfam ' s man5 events. Wooden figures were placed on Landi»Green-t nppresent the American popu- lation afld the ' unfair distribution of wealth in society. For being a new organization, Ox- fam at FSU is veiy active on campus, as well as in the commnni ' y Som ' projects they have worked on in the past year include volunteering at lo- cal sheltei ' s and starting theij- annual " Skip A Meal for OxFam " . During this event Oxfam urges students to skip a meal and think about tliose less fortunate than themselves. Each team was asked to find a game and a theme that fell under Relay 2007 ' s overall theme of " The Game of Relay " . Teams got creative and came of with such games as a life size Operation game, Wheel of Fortune, and Life among others. Relay for Life -is an overnight, i8 ;. ' o ent benefiting the American Cancel cictv. Team members take turns walking laps around Mike Long Track, and ' Y v ' Tt; ne cr sleep, because cancer never sleeps. ' ' Eai ' h team has their own tent with chairs .and refreshments, and there are von- tantly games and performances beini onto keep the %. IC ' . ' -CAMvER St)ClFIV " «» f One way in which teams can earn points to win the Relay for Life spirit award, is to have a member participate in the drag show. Contestants strut their stuff in this one of a kind fashion show. The winners of this beauty pageant won prices for themselves as well as for their teams. Relayers crowd the stage for one of many performances by the Kevin Lau- rence band. The Relay for Life Executive board was also able to book a number of other shows for the relayers. These included performances by the A cabelles and a many of FSU ' s dance teams. to Luminaries light up the word " hope " in the bleachers to represent the goal of every person involved in Relay, to help find a cure. In- dividuals can purchase luminaries in honor, or in remembrance of a cancer patient, and write their loved one ' s name on them. These luminary are lined up all the way around the track and remain lit throughout the night. oice ' ' _ will be I 5 S,.„ Culture-based organizations are popular because students enjo educating others about their his- tories and heritages. Although many groups have members that are not from that region, rather they just enjoy that culture and are intrigued to learn more about that area of the world. K ' n ij JE -v V f p ni H|u!l m HWfft |H 1 M V ' -.v J H m ih 11 Wl -u; |l i] m. j« KSrnai tf| The Caribbean Student .YssociW Categorx 5 Dance Troupe drew a crowd v hen they performed in the Union, mixing dance styles such as hip-hop, lyrical, and C3iiM| p-mu- sic like Reggae and So tfor- raance was part of CSA s reefttitmenr week in September. The group als hosts a CSA Week in FebruaiY to ed- 9 - ' -AniiChai ?and Son HM Uii test out - ' their cooking-skills ' during an Asian Student Union ' and HispaB feilino S Lu- cent Union|p iue. T[i,c groups often work ' fogeHHir ( to further their indi i L causes. The Hispanic tino Student Union __ not orly to educate but • " " T- to impfove the oppo: ties available to the His- panic Eatino community. Founded in 1996, ASU now represents eight other or- - , ganizations including the j p, - Filipino, Korean, and Japa nese tudent Ass ' ' " " Aldin Enriquez accepts and orchestrates auction bids for a date with Monique Velasquez. The FiHpino Student Asso- ciation held a " date auction " in front of Moore Auditorium to raise money for the organization. FSA was established to promote Filipino cultural awareness to all willing to learn. The group hosts several fimdraisers as well as participates in Global Cafe and Barrio Festival. I » U r I l uuu 3n and Registration: www. leammgfj The Puerto Rican SiDaent Association is not interested in just any new member bonding experience; thieir members skydive togethier. Former President Jason Romero fell in love with skydiving and introduced the club to it. Since then the group has gone skydiving in Quincy every Fall at the School of Human Flight. Besides this unique aspect of the club, it also aims to promote Puerto Rican culture through social, political, educational, and ser- vice activities. Members of the African Student Association showcase their history and culture through clothing. The group understands that fashion is one thing that can link the past and present. ASA aims to bring Afri- can issues to campus and serve as a social and service organization. Through activities such as the International Bazaar, Global Cafe, and the annual Cultural Explosion they bring African cuisine, fashion, art, and music to Florida State. In their mission statement, among other things, they say that they wish to " create a medium through which African young adults can network and collaborate on projects based on the common desire to reshape the future of Africa. " One of FSU ' s oldest organizations, the Gos- pel Choir sings their praises in their many concerts each year. A major event the Gos- pel Choir has put on the past few years is their " Gospel Explosion " concert at the start of Homecoming Week. This show has fea- tured such artists as Marvin Sapp, Ricky Dil- lard, Vickie Winans, and Vanessa Bell-Arm- strong as well as many others. Caroline Ramzy, Trever Harvey, Janine Tiffle and Crv ' stal Bright, members of the World Music Society take a break af- ter a long day at an annual international meeting in the fall held in Honolulu. The World Music Society strives to create a diverse learning environment on campus by educating the public about the music of other cultures. By supporting and putting on shows for twelve world mu sic ensembles, the so ciety brings some much need variety to campus music. -M 1 ' Cayleen Kerg, a Society for Musicology member, lays with Mas ' n ' SteeL The Society for Musicolo- 1 was form o promiib promotes academic ex- [lence iipBre Ids of histoi l musicology and moniffsicology. T aprepare stil ents fork cS -eer [musicology, the sijjpjr sMhsors intemew; IS and brings visS(Hl Kars from within t| to CQU e and spf The Society for Musicology also works with the World Music Society and all the different music ensembles on campus, as they strive to bring diver- sity to the FSU campus. Featured be- low is faculty member Michael Bakan plays with a Society for Musicol- ogy ensemble, as well as the Irish Ensemble and Salsa Florida. The FSU Pre-Dental Society makes their presence known throughout the campus by par- ticipating in ever3i:hing from phi- lanthropies Uke Relay for Life, to chalking their upcoming events throughout the campus. FLORIDA SIPKS ' MIHOUS FounlSeS ' in 2003, The Pre-Pharmacy Club, also known as P.I.L.L.S.,, vides many resource; opportunities for those ii terested in career i macy. % Members of the Pediatric Interest Group wear smiles after giving smiles to patients at the Tallahassee Medical Hospital on Halloween. P.I.G. also serves the pediatric community by participating in annual events like the Health Fair and Dance Marathon and volunteering at the Boggy Creek Camps. Pre-med students visit Jamaica to give medi- cal aid to a local village. As members of In- ternational Medical Outreach, students work with the Caribbean American Medical Edu- cation Organization and take trips to small towns where medical services aren ' t easily assessable. While there they set up a clinic in each village and treat the residents. The American Medical Women ' s Association is a national organization formed to address the needs of both female doctors as patients. At the FSU College of Medicine, AMWA serves as a support system for female medical students while speaking out against issues such as violence against women and for the well-being of female geriatric patients. Write Club puts a new spin on the mere tell- ing of a tale. While one member stands on a chair to recite his work, the other members cheer him on, and even play drums to liven the mood. Write Club creates a warm en- vironment where students can get positive feedback and grow as writers. Members of Poetic Lyricism strive to speak as well as be heard in the forms of song, rhyme and the spoken word. They show their talents ever ' here from well-attended shows such as their " Essence of Ebony " show in the fall to their impromptu peiformances during Market Wednesdays. The Photography Club provides a setting for those with a passion for photography to share ideas and learn new techniques while also promoting individual styles. The Photography Club also has many collaborative projects like their fall one known as " Light Painting " . " " BiH ■ y:.: % ' Amy Bucciarelli lends a helpii member of the Art Thers Open to anyone with therapy, the A; for sttidents to i ty while gaining One of the many service projects performed by the Art Therapj ' As- sociation includes painting mu- rals for local health centers such as the Florida State Hospital. ,. K «- -} M Wt ' S ' m y y !] - - -i K te% i ' jfl m kM Law organizations are not short on diversity. No matter what area of law one is looking to study, there is a matching organization. Groups based on entertainment law, environmental law and criminal law hope to facilitate networking and learning oppor- tunities for their members. Black Law Siuden Association I .iitrifi c Q e Ui -.MarcH, " the UJiw SchooL| lf Association hosted its- rd annual charitj- golf lament at South wood ' Course. This year ' s It was in honor of Pro- )r Steven Gey. Profes sor Gey was recently ' ( : nosed with Lou Gel disease, and a portion of the ' - proceeds from this event [■.were donated to help find I a cure for the disease. Last , year ' s charity tournament supported the Children ' s Miracle Network. The Law . School Golf Association , aims " ...to promote learning and enjoyment of the game of golf as a social and pro- fessional benefit to life. " Mock Trial is one of the College of Law ' s most prestigious groups. Potential members endure a rigorous three-day try- out. This year, they presented a case involving a judge w ho had accidentally shot himself when a live gun was used in a mock trial competition. Eliminations occur each night of the tryout period with sixteen, final, new members being selected. New members are not yet prepared to compete after the ini- tial process. Thus, the next year is " ...designed to teach proper courtroom demeanor, hone their presentation abilities, and sharpen their legal reasoning skills. " m,mmtL ..£L. ' j.jm jmggM wgmmmamr ' ' :mm 1— Bj W| B dlHl ' SJ V| bSb PHH HHHSF ' ' H jUi i i l agj jjBAi • ' - BiBH C. Lewis 1 C VI V 0i Law school is time-consuming nd stress- ful, yet many organizations help students have fun while working toward graduation. Law Partners ' objective is to " ...support and maintain healthy relationships during the law school experience. " The Student Bar Asso- ciation ' s purpose is to " ...improve the overall quality of life for all students attending FSU ' s law school. " Finally, JD Activities Without Stress provides " ...law students with healthy, engaging activities that are free of alcohol. " Members of Mock Trial are prepared for competitions after the fall of their second year. Competitions are held across the country vdth hun- dreds of schools competing. Students present cases in both the criminal and civil areas with charges ranging from insurance fraud to wrong- ful death. Competition groups normally consist of two teams of four, and the teams often practice against one another. During competitions, teams must fight for each side of the case. Prior to the competitions, the teams must ensure that they are aware of the flaws in their own argu- ments. Students spend countless hours preparing for competitions, as- sisted by the guidance of local trial attorney and guest jurors. ITTYCOtUOe ' ' ■fe. Kutkie i( ne f feen The Beta Psi Chapter is home to one of only thirteen Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity houses across the nation. Of the 197 active chapters, other institutions with houses include North- western University as well as University of Georgia and University of Southern Califor- nia. The Beta Psi Chapter was founded on May 28, 1949 and moved into their current house, located on College Avenue, in 1985. About six active members reside in the house at any given time. Pre-law students know the importance of Phi Alpha Delta. The group is intended for pre-law students and undergraduates consid- ering going to law school. It aims to ease the process of applying to law school as well as educate students about the law profession. Membership in Phi Alpha Delta brings with it numerous resources such as Law School Admission Test training, introduction to the Mock Trial team, internship and job opportunities, and the Law S Tnposium. Members are expected to attend certain events as well as achieve a set level of points each semester. The group is an in- valuable resource when it conies to considering law school. Gregory Nutt performs an explosive experiment during one of Alpha Chi Sigma ' s, the professional chemistry fraternity, monthly magic shows. The magic shows, held at the Mar ' Brogran Science Museum, consist of a variety ' of amusing and active chemical reactions thriving to inspire kids ' inter- est in science. The group is active on campus, participating in community service activities as well as selling goggles to students for chemist labs. Most recently, they have been in charge of distributing the chemistry lab manuals. Alpha Chi Sigma, the professional chem- istry fraternity, enjoys a day at the beach during their annual retreat. The event is a bonding opportunity for brothers as well as new pledges. Everyone enjoys them- selves before returning to Tallahassee to weekly pledge or brother meetings as well as weekly chemistry tutoring. New members of Lambda Alpha Epsilon are all smiles during the December induction dinner. I.AE is the criminal justice fraternity. Members compete in regional and national competitions in categories such as crime scene, f academics, physical agility, and pistol team. iting-iaculty.- Beta 1 AI- a- -si- ' -a-ftaternity for accQuntiiik, finance, i or ties, lur iwo i t:iiii )re becoming an oi member. The group 1 local, regional, and na al firms at their meet » rticipates in commi ' ice activities, orga ' ' — ents, and pro- each week f ' ' Royal Flush, also known to non-Chief members as the tuba section, salutes America during the Star Spangled Banner. The Marching Chiefs per- form the National Anthem at every home game, but they also play a va- riety of other music including classi- cal pieces and fan favorites such as Jimmy Buffett ' s classics. I4 M l ' f?l Wfil f M f W J . ewis j% nil i ■ i ji n m ■?r ' i 3 ' irf ihm ' - ' vi ' Ihj i ifficultjob ' i ier ' QSs the fiel d.Wh ile cteaT- irig circles, Ijl TcipiK fdi i the ' «1|.e ■%) d shoOf out cil fard if refere ifche ' fme in " jl wthat I K v ouldl K ne _IPivatedsi the Chiefs aside and ways stay march be; each o Featured twirler Karrissa Wimberley performs another amaz- ing spectacle of fire and precision during the Chiefs ' half time show. Wimberley is a crowd favorite, but most fans know her only as the girl who throws fire. First time Doak visitors are shocked when she lights her batons on fire and proceeds to juggle them, spin them around her neck, and perform flips with them. Wimberley is well known in the world of twirling. In the last year, she was named Miss Majorette of America and the Congressional Cup Champion. I " ! Kl " »■ " ft ' t J. •wh f ' - «s Andrew Pekoe and fellow horn players take their weekend job very seriously. When fans see the Chiefs marching on to the field they know they are about to witness what Sports Illustrated has called the band that " has never lost a halftime. " Pekoe and his fellow chiefs spend nearly every day at rehears- als, whether it be with the full band or just their in- strument section. Synchronizing the largest colle- giate band in the world takes a lot of work, but every Saturday, the Chiefs make their job look easy. Head Drum Major David Thornton has to keep his eye on the game while conducting the Chiefs. If a player is injured, a time-out is called, or a play is in motion, he needs to know about it. Assistant Drum Majors Jeff Chamlis and Mark Shilling assist Thornton in this task. These three men comprise form a triad of leadership for the Chiefs, but they are not the only leaders. While the drum majors may be the most visible leaders of the Chiefs, other groups that help to keep ev- erything running smoothly include drill assistants, section leaders and assistants, majorette captains, flag captains, and row leaders. Amy ChBPi-Hilton, VanessB Duran, Jas- mine Young, Caryl Hamilton, Erica Leon and Angie Lietz are members of the Soci- ety of Women Engineers that take part in a Race for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk. SWE combines Women in Engineer- ing from FAMU as well as from FSU to create a unique organization that is able to support its members in a competitive field as well as participate in community service and social activities. In the fall, the l ell ' dancing club performed for students as well as community mc)ni:)ers at Cafe Shisha. The two-year-old club was ' founded b - Verena Dalati and Kathleen Johnson and became a reg- istered student organization this year. Dalati had prior belh ' danc- ing experience and had come into contact with lots of girls who ex- pressed interest in learning this art. Thanks to Dalati ' s knowledge,! and instructional DVDs, the girls learned a lot of traditional nioves last year. This year, one of the girls is seniiig as choreographer, and the group is becoming more experimental in their dancing. Member- ship has flourished and the club now has a performing group and a beginners grou}). Christelle Castet and Yoshie Goto, members of Graduate Women in Science and both working on Ph.D.s in meteorol- ogy-, participate in a panel discussion about women in science along vrith Dr. Laura Reina, Dr. Nancy Greenbaum, Dr. Lau- ra Keller, and Dr. Susan Blessing. Castet serves as the presi- deiit of GWIS. The group was formed to increase cohesion between women in the field of science. Members are able to share experiences and knowledge with each other, gaining propulsion into many careers once dominated by men. I It r- 4 J A member of the Women ' s Club Basket- ball Team shoots for a two-pointer during a Sunday practice at Tully Gym. The team made its debut this year, and is looking " forward to recruiting new members in hopes of creating a strong team to travel and CQ npete. The women ' s rugby team was founded in 1975 and since then has won four national champi- onships. In the fall, the team re- cruits new members. Most of the players have never played rugby prior to college. In the spring, the team competes in the Divi- sion One Collegiate Conference. compete ffPTRe S Women ' s Lacrosse League and play against teams across the country. The team practices year-round, but is most active in the spring during which the team travels every week- end to different games. Their dedication is pay- ing off, and, in 2006, they placed fourth in the SWLL with a record of 6-5. While they travel for most games, this year ' s schedule includ- ed two home games against theTTniversity of Auburn and Tulane Universitv Many schools have sports such as water polo and crew, but Florida State ' s unique clubs such as kite- boarding and SCUBA are able to practice and compete with just a quick drive to the coast. While it may require more dedication to participate in water based sports, it beats practicing in the gym. Sarah Morley and Dan Carlson, both members of the sailing club, get ready to head out to the channel at Shell Point. The sailing club is involved in intercolle- giate racing, offshore racing and pleasure cruising. Practices are held at the Rez, and the club houses their boats at the Rez and Shell Point. The club also offers members the chance to become certified. - . ' j-f Daniel Jimenez descends into Jackson Blue Springs located in Marianna, Florida. The SCUBA club is able to use the springs in the fall when it is off limits to anyone except cave divers. During the rest of the year, Jackson Blue Springs is a park used for swimming and picnics. The blue tank Daniel is carrying is filled with a mixture containing pure oxygen used for accelerated decompression after an extensive dive, around ninety minutes. The SCUBA club is able to dive in excellent places without travelling further south. d N3 CO Aj£(h- -fevue Kevin Phelps defends a Florida player during a water polo meet. The water polo club is part of the collegiate water polo association and is in the South Eastern Conference. Practices are held at the Leach and the team competes against schools such as Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, Georgia and Clemson. The team is open to anyone interested regard- less of past water polo experience. The team placed third out of ten teams this year in the Southeast Conference. The crew club rows for victory at the First Coast Head Race in Jack- sonville on October 14th. This group of rowers won the gold medal in the men ' s open novice eight plus division. The club is open to everyone who is interested in learning to row or cox. There are four different divisions within the club, including varsity men ' s and women ' s teams as well as novice men ' s and women ' s teams. There are also two weight classes, open and lightweight. The club prac- tices daily at the Rez in the Fall and begins two a day practices in the Spring. The Men ' s open novice four plus team took first place out of 33 other teams at the second largest regatta in the United States, the Head of the Hooch. : - i :.- ■ %--%; m % 0 -- ' " %c-- - -jjjr » N-JSe?Fia?r k • |i: %. i-1ialTE Oi i aftissii V ▼ a HM III 1 C. Lewis 1 I.M.P.A.C.T. stands for influence, motivation, power, attitude, cliaiienge, and trust. The po- litical party was originally founded by Joyce Amilcar in the fall of 2006. Near the end of the fall sennester, the top officials in both Voice, another campus party, and I.M.P.A.C.T. came together to discuss a possible merger since the two parties seemed to share many com- mon goals and values. These officials in- cluded Tim Hooper, John Formella, Danyell Shackelford, and James Faeh. I.M.P.A.C.T. members, tabling in the union, try to inform the stu- dent body about their platform and goals. Spreading the word about a new political party is difficult due to the over 300 other registered student organizations simultaneously competing for attention and members. Often, a new group can get lost in the shuffle of posters, flyers, and union tables. I.M.P.A.C.T campaigned on issues includ- ing the addition of rape kits and extended hours at Thagard, ensur- ing GPS Tracking at campus bus stops, the in.stallation of cameras in parking garages, advocating for a standardized grading scale, and extending hours at campus dining halls and libraries. Campus political parties are always evolving. This year alone there have been many changes in the FSU political scene. In the fall, red and green dominated as Voice com- peted against Insight and an FSView newspaper article an- nounced the arrival of I.M.P.A.C.T. By the end of the year, Voice and I.M.P.A.C.T. had merged, and Insight was still going strong. Next year, I.M.P.A.C.T. hopes to become a force at FSU and welcomes anyone wanting to make an im- pact on campus. Although they had to operate on a Umited budget, I.M.P.A.C.T. utiUzed several clever methods of reaching out to the student body. Signs that read " Don ' t throw your vote away " were posted on trash cans, and megaphones echoed I.M.P.A.C.T. support in the union. rt IC.T. first elec- i not go as hoped,.j our: me5 remain _optimistic| a qut their futur ' The oth- ' | er political party on camr . sight, which ha .:2l for six years, a intends to C0fltiBiifgth uphill battle s. sayHig, " Insight- has a very long history at FSU, and we ha e a steep road in front ot us. But, I arpi, confident that I.MJgaA.C B|h as gained a l MP HJftce and nanle recognition through this election. " With two deter- mined politic parties FSU, next y r will mal foi:% an ilKting (mmpaigf eason. ' - I er- m w rLv ■?.. ' ,: ' ' . .- i ■• f ctice, 100% on the t i e 1 d , 1 00% in the a s s r o o m t to t, - ■ m : M After reading the Clemson defense, captain line- backer Buster Davis tackles wide receiver Aaron Kelly at the Clemson 32 yard-line. He led the Semi- nole defense with four solo tackles and five assisted tackles to hold Tiger offense to 27 points. Davis en- tered his senior season as the team ' s top returning tackier with 91 total tackles, making him one of the most feared linebackers in the country. Breaking the tackle against the Virginia defense, se- nior running back Lorenzo Booker gained ten yards on the play giving Florida State the first down. In the 33-0 victory over the Cavaliers, Booker rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown. Booker has impressed Seminole fans by accounting for over 2,000 all-pur- pose yards during is college career. ■m Punting the ball deep into Rice territory, sopho- more Graham Gano prevented the Owls from having a good field position. Kicking once for 48 yards and landing inside the twenty, Gano forced the opposing team to make an attempt to drive down the field on their own 15 yard line. t Sports Information Making the tackle for loss from behind, the talented sophomore linebacker Eugene Hayes did not allow the Miami Hurricanes to convert the third down. Contributing immensely on the road, the weak side linebacker recorded eight tackles to help the Florida State Seminoles tri- umph against their rival in the Orange Bowl for the first time since 1998. The Seminoles ex- tended their streak over the Hurricanes to two games with a 13-10 victory with a late second- half comeback. Performing the Pyramid, the all-girls cheerleading squad execute one of their hardest performances. The all-girls cheerleading squad has always been a perennial part of Florida State athletics, always helping the crowd get in the Seminole Spirit at home games in every sport. The cheerleaders complete many difficult acrobatic stunts to awe and please the crowd, demonstrating talents that any Seminole fan would applaud. Executing their acrobatic cheers during the time-out, the co-ed cheerleading squad tries to rally the crowd to stand up and cheer for the Seminole defense. The co-ed squad involves hard train- ing and precision due to their highly difficult stunts. Their long hours of practice and dedication are well rewarded during home games when the faithful Semi- noles applaud the Garnet and Gold Cheerleaders. Provoking the crowd to cheer louder, cheer- leaders Ryan Kline and Jess Porter execute the High-V in front of a crowd of 82,000 at Doak Campbell Stadium. Typically, people only asso- ciate cheerleaders with football. However, the Seminole co-ed squad is involved in all aspects of Seminole Athletics, including basketball, vol- leyball, and pep rallies. Senior Sarah Griffin helped lead the Noles to their shutout over Virginia Tech with 6 aced serves. The middle blocker also posted 7 digs and 7 kills. In 2005 Griffin was named captain and finished the year ranked second overall in the ACC with 0.42 aces per game while also holding the number two spot during conference matches at a rate of 0.51 apg. Also in 2005, she set new career highs for aces (49), blocks (47) and digs (222). Sophomore Alex Plummer doesn ' t hesistate to dive for a hard dig. She had a total of lO digs against North Carolina, as the Noles won 3 games to o. Plummer was one of the top players in the Big South Con- ference her freshman year while attending Birmingham Southern, earning First-Team All-BSC accolades and a spot on the All-Fresh- man team. In the 2005 season she had 514 digs and was second on the team with 27 aces. 10 en Junior Makini Thompson has a killer swing, as she posted a whopping 16 kills against Wake Forest. The outside hitter is a force to be reckoned with, as she also had 5 digs in the game and one assist. In the 2005 season she had 514 digs and was second on the team with 27 aces. Finishing the race with an excellent time of 18:17.44 in the 5K at the Covered Bridge Open in North Carolina, junior Laura Bowerman fin- ished first out of eight competing schools. Bowerman ' s record times are 17:07 (5K), 20:40.3 (6K), 16:40.42 (5,000m), and 35:17.22. In 2005, she became the first female Florida State runner to earn Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Rookie of the Year accolades. Huddling up after Head Coach Braman delivered a motiva- tional speech, the team cheer " go team " at the NCAA South Region Championship before the meet began. On the wom- en ' s side, it was a day of firsts for freshman Susan Kuijken. At Kuijkens first regional com- petition, she set a new course record with her time of 2 o : 54 . 1 . Also scoring for the Lady Noles were redshirt juniors Amy Huss and Jessica Crate who finished in 12th place with a time of 21:40.8 and 14th wdth a time of 21:45.5, correspond- ingly. Finishing in 20th was senior Abi Wilshire with a 22:02.5 mark and in 37th was redshirt junior Debbie Huss with a clock of 22:25.1. Pacing herself at the Covered Bridge Open, ju- nior Kirsten Hagen finishes loth wdth a time of 19:17.64 in the 5K. At the Reebok Invite in 2006, Hagen recorded a 17:12.64 in the 5,000m. She finished fourth in the 3,000m at the FSU Re- lays with a recorded time of 9:57.79 and placed 20th at the ACC Championships in the 5000m with a time of 17:19.05. i HT ' Approaching the finish Hne, senior All-iVmeri- can Tom Lancashire placed 3rd in the 8K with th e time of 23:53.5 at the ACC Championships. Lancashire is one of the top respected middle- distance runners in the country, a young man who finished second at the NCAA National Championships in the 1,500. He is the speedi- est 800m runner in the country and fifth quick- est 1500m harrier in the country. Placing first at the FSU Invitational, senior All-American Andrew Lemoncello finishes the race with an outstanding time of 24:39.51. Lemoncello, a Scotland native, led the ACC in the 3000m steeple- chase, 5000m and 10,000m. Also, he is the second fastest steeple runner in the nation and fifth among all loK runners in the NCAA. Lemoncello, in addition, holds the school record in five events: 8K; indoor 5,000m; 3,000m steeplechase; 5,000m; and the io,ooom. After stretching out at the NCAA South Region Cham- pionships, the men ' s cross country team huddles before taking a warm-up jog. The men ' s team demonstrated they were in top shape as they took home first at the 2006 NCAA South Region Cross Country Champion- ship, hosted by the Univer- sity of Tennessee. The men ' s team, led by Tom Lancashire who placed 5th and was the first Seminole to cross the finish line, earned 67 points, and took home the crown. i to ¥ ' Freshman Katie Sirounis began her first year of diving for Florida State with several awards al- ready under her belt. In high school she was a re- gional, district, and conference champion, and also a two-time State Champion in Florida. She is an All- American and was named the Orlando Sentinel Athlete of the Year. As the Seminoles hosted Au- burn this fall, Sirounis completed her first sweep of the season by winning both the one and three meter diving events. Senior Romy Altmann has brought a lot of expe- rience to this Seminole team since transferring to Florida State in 2005. Altmann was very successful in her native South Africa before coming to FSU, sweeping the backstroke events at the All-Africa Games in 2004 with gold medals in the 50, 100, and 200 events. At the Nike Cup held at the Uni- versity of North Carolina in November, Altmann won the 200 backstroke with a 1:57.24, an NCAA automatic qualifying time. She was instrumental in the overall Seminole team victory at this event. Lauren Brick has followed in her father ' s foot- steps in becoming a successful collegiate swim- mer. She is a powerhouse in both freestyle and breaststroke, and has earned All-American hon- ors at the NCAA Championships. Brick has also earned two ACC Performer of the Week awards this season. The senior helped lead the women ' s swimming and diving team to their first ever win over Florida, earning her National Swimmer of I the Week honors. " It is definitely a huge honor and I would not have been able to do it if the team was not behind me, " said Brick. Racing towards the finish line, Christie RaH uses every last bit of energy she has left to finish| strong and in good standing. Raleigh, a freshman, capped off her freshmen campaign with a bang. Named ACC Freshmen of the Year for an incredi- ble first season, she went on to earn All-American honors at the NCAA Championships in the back- stroke leg in the 200 medley relay, finishing third and Honorable Mention All-American honors for swimming in the 400 medley, and finishing 9th with a new ACC record and school record. Pushing off the block, this Billy Jamerson dives into the water to take the lead in the 200 medley relay. The men ' s relay team of junior Ian Powell, junior Billy Jamerson, freshman Corey Swanson, and senior Alex Kennon finished first triumph the University of Florida with a time of 1:29.79. Picking up the victory for the men in the 100 free, senior Steve Roof finished with an outstanding 9:05. Registering another victory for the Semi- nole tribe, junior Jarryd Botha earned first place in the 100 back with a time of 48.98. )t - Swimming towards the finish line, Free-style swimmer Alex Kennon finishes hard to close the win for Florida State. In 2006, Kennon qualified for the 2006 Olympic trials in the 50 and 100 free swim while earning Honorable Mention All-American honors at the NCAA Championships. The multi -talented swimmer received All-ACC Academic Team honors in 2006 while placing 15th at the NCAA Champi- onships in the 200. Sports Information Performing the butterfly stroke, the multi-tal- ented swimmer Steve Roof tries to keep pace and stay ahead of the pack. One of the seniors on the swimming and diving teams, Roof quali- fied for the Olympic trials in the 1500 free swim over the summer while capturing Honorable Mention Ail-American honors and placing 15th in the 1650 free swim. At the NCAA champion- ships, the veteran athlete toppled the competi- tion while breaking new school records in the 1650 free, 800 free relay, and 500 free at the ACC Championships. The senior went on to earn All-ACC Academic Team honors and was a member of the ACC Honor Roll. Diving into the pool. Sophomore Diver Scott Derner performs his routine perfectly. Despite his young age and only two years of experi- ence with the team, Demer has accomplished so much already in just one year. In the NCAA Championships, he capped off his freshman ca- reer by finishing 22nd in the 3-meter dive and 31st in the i-meter dive. He also recorded his first place finish at the FAMU meets. The highly regarded freshman grabbed All-ACC Academic Team honors and was a member of the ACC Honor Roll on his way to the 2007 season. t to On VOMEN ' S NCAA TOPeS sjlwt jfformatior shooting a lay up, Senior Alicia Gladden makes two points in the paint against the Old Dominion de- fender in the NCAA tournament, The Team captain, she was first on the team in scoring at 13.5 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game. She became the 20th member of Florida States 1,000 point club and ranks 7th all-time at FSU in total points. Her most important games were in the NCAA Tournament where she averaged 14 points a game and led the Lady Noles to their first ever Sweet 16 appearance in school history. Dribbling past the Clemson defender, Sophomore Mara Freshour helped the Noles triumph over the Tigers 73-61. Freshour put 10 points up on the score board and helped the Lady Noles earn the 20th win of the season. She started 33 games and was ranked second on the team in assists per game at 3.2. In 13 games she scored in double figures and scored a career-high of 18 points, career-high five three- pointers, added four rebounds, and six assists in the ACC Tourna- ment win over the Demon Decons. V -rt ,. lI£ : Stomping favored second seed Stanford, the Lady Noles celebrate after beat- ing the Cardinals 68-61 and advance to the Sweet 16. The season started off great, and ended great as the Lady Noles had their best season in school history by earning their way to their first trip to the Sweet 16 ever. The Sem- inoles beat heavily favored N0.2 seed Stanford 68-61 in a match that went back and forth. Florida State earns program ' s highest final na- tional ranking of No. 19 in USA Today and the ESPN Coaches ' Poll. § N3 ON V ' if ' -.r %«....;««« %i -TKl ifwa K. ' J 2j ' ' % Shooting the ball with seconds left in the first half, junior guard Isaiah Sw ann receives the ball from his teammates and positions himself to beat the clock. Returning as one of the most athletic players in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Swann began his junior season with a con- secutive game playing streak of 61. With outstanding ability to drive to the basket and great leaping strength to dunk the ball into the bas- ket, Swann has become a very dangerous player to the opposing team. He always plays a game that is fun for spectators to watch. Swann demonstrates tremendous hustle, making 50 three-point shots in his first two seasons alone. Driving it up to the basket. Ju- nior Guard Jason Rich dribbles it passed defenders to score the go ahead points. One of Florida States stalling players. Rich has more than shown his share of talents on the court for the Seminoles. Rich ' s determina- tion to win has helped Florida State grab a consistent spot in the upper echelon of the Atlan- tic Coast Conference; earning Ali-ACC Freshmen Team in his first year and was awarded Hon- orable Mention in the ACC Area Sports Journal. Following his sophomore year, he earned the Charlie Ward Defensive Player of the Year Award and Academic Achievement Award for his out- standing hustle. gm 1 ■ W iu 91 ' ■ji p Dunking the ball with authority, Senior For- ward Al Thornton increases the lead to se- cure the win for the Seminoles. The outright leader of the team, Thornton earned All-ACC Second-Team honors in 2006, returning as one of the nation ' s stars. Bursting into the collegiate scene as a junior, Thornton en- tered his senior season with exploding force. The amazing talents that he possesses bring one of the most exciting inside and outside combination of abilities in the nation. Aside from the Golden Girls practices, games, and competitions, these ladies commit a great deal of time as university ambassadors. They ' re dedicated to both this philanthropy and their per- formances. They proudly represent Florida State while participating in activities throughout the community and around the state. Dancing to hip-hop beats, the No. 5 Golden Girls finish their routine during an official time out on the floor. The Golden Girls travel with the men ' s basketball team to the post-season tournaments. However, this group of girls dances in many events outside of basketball games and competitions such as the Home- coming Parade and Flying High Circus shows. i- to The Golden Girls Dance Team is made of 16 to 20 members. Their main focus is to support and cheer on the men ' s basketball team at all of their home games, but they are also strong dance com- petitors and athletes, themselves. The Golden Girls won 1st Place at 2006 UDA Camp for their home routine! The Golden Girls know that practice makes per- fect, showing the cohesiveness of their formation. These girls concentrate on training in the early fall so that they can be prepared for tip-off of the opening basketball game. Their efforts are appre- ciated by the entire student body. Watching the ball roll into the hole after the precise swing, Junior Whitney Brummett shows her competitive nature. Entering her third year as a Florida State Seminole, Brummett has been named to the National Golf Coaches Association Scholar Athlete Team, Dean ' s List at Florida State, Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll twice, and a top six Community Service honoree by the Atlantic Coast Conference. She has played in 20 events during the first two years here at the Uni- versity and has never missed an event while being a top finisher in four of those events while earning top five career ranking finishes. Blasting their way into the sea- son, the Florida State Lady Noles started the season with stellar fashion as they claimed the team title at the Cougar Fall Classic. Struggling early in the tourna- ment, Florida State rallied up eight strokes to pass North Caro- lina by one stroke and claimed their first fall event, which marks the fourth year in the last five that the Lady Noles have won at least a single event. The Seminoles were led by Carolina Westrup, who finished second in the in- dividual standings, and Junior Whitney Brummett, who finished third and played the best event of her career. Putting the bal l carefully towards the hole, Caroline Westrup hopes to take the lead at the invitational. Finishing the 2006 season as an All-Anierica and All-ACC first team, Westrup be- came one of the nation ' s top, female, collegiate golf players. Westrup ' s leadership and skills provided a big spark for the Lady Noles as they toppled the competition to earn a 16th place fin- ish in the 2006 National Championship. Sports information Swinging the club, Junior Jason Blixt tries to sink an eagle on the fourteenth hole. Blixt helped lead Florida State to an appearance in the 2006 NCAA East Regional Championship, their first tournament appearance since 1998. The outstanding player from Sweden had com- peted in 22 tournaments and has earned a total of six top-20 finishes as well as nine top-20 in- dividual finishes, averaging 73.60 strokes in 65 rounds during the first two years of his career. Swinging for the green, sophomore Matt Savage carded a 74 in the first round and tied for 21st with a two-round total of 150 in the Notre Dame Gridiron Men ' s Golf Classic. Savage played the second-best round of tournament for the Seminoles as he closed with a six-over par 7. He finished in a tie for 21 in the individual standings to earn the sixth top-20 finish of his 12-event Florida State career. Taking a swing, Florida State ' s top finisher at the 2005 ACC Champion- ship hits the ball towards the crucial 17th hole. Jeon reached a top career outing at the spring 2005 Gator In- vitational of a personal best fifth place and best tourna- ment score. Jeon is consid- ered one of the University ' s hardest workers on the practice range and practice greens, conducting a daily routine to improve his over- all game. Jeon has averaged a career best of 75.17 strokes in 46 rounds in his tenure at Florida State, spanning two years and 16 events. ro 00 All Photos Courtesy of Sports Information Sliding headfirst into third base, Senior Lashaun Davis gets dirty in order to make a play. Finish- ing the 2006 season as a conference leader with four triples during ACC games and second dur- ing conference games with a .439 batting aver- age, Davis became a focal point for the team as her leadership gave way to overall team chemis- try. She completed all 59 of her collegiate starts in the season and ranked in the top five for the Seminoles in seven offensive categories, includ- ing second in on-base percentage. Yuruby Alicart lead the Lady Noles to sweep the ACC series from Maryland with an 8-0 win in five innings. She led the Seminoles with two hits, two runs scored, and an RBI. Alicart ' s first hit against the Terps was a double that moved her into a tie mth Lisa Davidson for sixth in school history at 27 doubles. Cheering on their teammates from the dugout, the Florida State Softball team hopes to have a big inning. At first, many did not expect the Lady Noles to make the NCAA Tournament. Naysayers said that even if they did advance to that point, they would never get out of region- als. But, the naysayers were wrong, as the team advanced to Super Regionals in 2006 and end- ed with a record of 44-3. It was the 24th overall time the Seminoles had reached 40 wins and their 16th in the past 17 seasons. Catching the foul ball, Freshmen Outfielder Monica Montez goes to end the inning by snag- ging the pop fly. Earning a spot in the starting rotation, Montez is one of the premiere players for the Seminoles and hopes to contribute heav- ily in future seasons. Hitting .377 as a junior in high school for Corona High School in Califor- nia, she was named " most consistent hitter in the league " by the LA Times and led her team to a spot in the 2004 championship game. Running towards first base, First Baseman Brandon Reichart hus- tles to beat out the throw. Reichart a Tallahassee native is one of the few seniors on the team transferring over from Tallahassee Com- munity College where he was all-state and all-conference recording a .437 batting average which ranked third in the state. Starting at first base, Reichart hopes to lead to Seminoles to Omaha with his experience and leadership. Waiting patiently for the pitch, Junior Second Baseman Tony Thomas Jr tries to make his best attempt at bat against the Phila- delphia Phillies. Starting in all 29 ACC games in 2006 Thomas was in the top five offensive categories among Seminoles in conference games. His batting was so efficient that he was third in runs scored and RBI ' s, as well as fourth in on base percentage. He went on to record a hit in 50 of the 65 games of the season and one of just five Seminoles to steal 100 bases. • • • • • • fTtm . ♦ : ' . j WHIPIPIWHHHHiHi Throwing at full speed towards the middle of the plate, Senior Michael Hyde tries to strike the batter out. Appearing in 18 games in 2006 Hyde posted an incredible 9-1 record for the season and improved his numbers rapidly in every aspect of the game from his first season in Tallahassee as a transfer student. In the 2006 NCAA Athens Regional ' s, Hyde pitched a 0.70 ERA and went 3-0 in post-season play covering 18 innings and helping the Seminoles advance to the Super Regional ' s. Performing the long jump, Senior Alyce Williams gains momentum as she takes the lead with the longest jump. Creating a fantastic career at Florida State, Williams moved into fourth-place on the FSU all-time performers list for the triple jump in 2006, while also finishing 15th at the ACC Championships in the long jump. A two-time All-American, two-time ECAC Champion, five-time CAA Champion, and CAA Record Holder in the triple jump, Alyce Williams has placed herself firmly in the ranks of the most elite athletes at Florida State. Heather Leblanc advanced to the finals of the 6om dash at the Clem- son Opener by placing I2th in the prelims with a time of 9.18 in 2006. Leblanc, talented in multi-events, finished 14th in the indoor finals with a time of 9.31, was a contender in the shot put at the Clemson Opener and threw 29 ' 5.5 " 8.98 in the prelims. In her 2005 outdoor season, Leblanc recorded a season best point total at the Florida Re- lays, acquiring 4,775 points for fourth place in the heptathon and helped the Lady Noles take 7th in her first ACC conference champi- onship by accumulating 4,607 points. Clearing the pole at 12 ' 5.5 " as her career-best, sophomore pole vaulter Tori Allen re- gionally qualified by placing fourth at the FSU Relays in 2006. Allen is the only sec- ond pole vaulter to regional- ly qualify in FSU history. She is the second highest vaulter on the squad, behind NCAA runner-up Lacy Janson, with six of the top ten heights of the season Only a sopho- more, Allen scored three points towards the team title in taking sixth place at her first ACC Championships with a height of i2 ' i.5. " t ' 4iii AAA ! : Sports Information ■ Running around the track, Junior Ricardo Chambers tries to finish the sprint as quickly as possible. One of Florida State ' s most presti- gious athletes, Chambers is a three-time All-American and two-time ACC 400m Champion. In 2006, he went on to break the record in the 400 meters in the ACC Indoor Championships and became the ACC Indoor Men ' s Championship Track Field Performer of the Year, as well as playing a crucial role in earning the 2006 National Title. Exerting a lot of energy, John Fal- lone throws the discus. In 2006 Fallone regionally qualified in the shot put for the second time in his career and hit a season- best mark of 56 ' io.75 " (17.34m) in taking fourth at the Reebok In- vitational. He finished in the top 12 at the Texas Relays. . 00t Sprinting towards the finish Une, Senior Cedric Nabe is determined to finish first in the relay. Posting a wonderful career at Florida State, Nabe anchored the 4x100m relay in 2005 that won the first ACC 400m relay title in the pro- gram ' s history and earned Florida State its first league championship since 2003. Cedric is 7th all time on the record list a t Florida State for the 100 meter relay and helped lead Florida State to its first Track Field National Title in 2006 as a three-time, All-ACC sprinter. Getting in the ready position before the serve, senior Nicola Slater waits anxiously waits for the serve. It was a nail biting performance when the Lady Noles were leading 7-4 when the Demon Deacons retaliated to tie the match 8-8. In the tie- breaker, the Noles were successful and finished the match 9-8 (7-5). Hitting the ball back at her opponent freshman Jessica Wente wins the volley. In doubles senior Miranda Foley and Jessica Wente beat the Cava- liers 8-2 over Caroline Hammond and Lara Alex- ander. The Lady Noles earned the point in doubles by sweeping Virginia 3-0. Sports I Concentrating on the serve, junior Tapiwa Ma- robela focuses on her opponents form. Marobela defeated Dolphins Christina Paiva-Flor 6-0. In doubles Marobela and Carolin Walter overcame Lena Wilh and Fernanda Carrero 8-5. In the 2006 season Marobella had an overall singles re- cord of 8-13 with 3 ACC wins against Maryland, Georgia Tech and Virginia. l«»«i«l«tl»«»« WW » W «» " I • " $mmmmmmmmmmmmm» ■■• iimriifii ■• mm-!- ■ Breaking the serve. No. 95 Lauren Macfarlane hits the ball back to her Hokie opponent. In singles she was triumphant beating Igna Beer- man 6-2, 6-7(4-7), 10-4 in the one spot. The No. 18 Lady Noles shut out Virginia Tech (lO- 10, 0-6) 7-0 and won their 11th doubles point of the season. Sports Information Getting ready to hit the dink over the net, junior Sam Chang gets in position to send the ball back at the Rice defendant. In doubles competition, Jonathas Sucupira and Sam Chang got off to a good start for the Seminoles on court two as they overcame the Owl ' s Jason Mok and Christoph Muller 8-3. In singles, Sucupira battled 97 Ja- son Mok to win an intense competition, finishing with 6-4, 7-5. Freshman Jean-Yves Aubone helped lead the No. 29 Seminoles to their second ACC win of the season after defeating No. 45 Maryland 6-1. In singles play, 119 Aubone dominated posi- tion two over the Terps ' Kwon 6-1, 6-0. Also, in doubles competition, freshmen team Jean- Yves Aubone and Bradley Mixson prevailed over the Terrapins Nicolas Frayssinoux and Nickolai Nielson 8-6. Holding hands before the matches, the Florida State men ' s tennis team prepares mentally for the task at hand. Ending the 2006 season with an 18-12 record, the team fought hard and earned the second-best record for the program in the past 11 years and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The team was headed by first team All-ACC selection, junior Ytai Abougzir, who was ranked No. 36 in sin- gles. He and Chris Westerhof made up the No. iith-ranked duo in the nation. f to 00 Serving the ball to the opponent. Sophomore Maciek " Magic " Sykut tries to end the match with an ace shot. Posting an overall singles re- cord of 18-7, with an 8-3 ACC record, Sykut, at the time a freshman, earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament and was a finalist for the 2006 ITA Mideast Region " Rookie of the Year " award. One his proudest moments came in the summer of that year when he represented the United States in the USTA Pro Circuit Competitions. Attending to the injury on the field, these train- ers and team physicians come to the assistance of Andre Fluellens ' cramp injury. In the case of a se- rious injury, physicians will x-ray and make sure athletes are ready to get back on the field. In Fluel- lens ' injury, hydration is the key to prevent harm. Athletes need to consume plenty of water during play to avoid severe harms such as spasms or hav- ing to retire from the game due to overheating and vertigo. Athletic trainers are responsible for pre- paring the Gatorade and water containers, as well as keep players refreshed. After the pre-game warm-up, this trainer tapes Greg Carr ' s ankle before kick-off. Before kick-off, trainers tape ankles, wrists, and fingers to prevent or protect injuries. Taping is a procedure that uses tape, attached to the skin, to physically keep in place muscles or bones in a specific position. This eases and facilitates recuperation and is usually used to aid in recovery from overuse and other injuries. Driving the injured football player off the field to be examined, 82,000 fans applaud to encourage the student athlete ' s good health. Athletic train- ers are the first health treatments responders in the event when injuries occur, and consequently must be able to be aware of, examine, and assess injifries and supply instantaneous attention when required. f 10 00 Stretching out a player before the Boston College black out game, this athletic trainer helps pre- vent any pulled or sore muscles and muscle ten- sion. According to the National Athletic Trainer Association, trainers are highly knowledgeable and trained medical professionals specialized in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of inju- ries. Florida State athletic trainers aid all other athletic programs. However, football utilizes the most trainers due to the size of the roster and dangerousness of football. Miami 13-1C? Troy ? ' . Clemson 1 0-27 Rice ' -7 NC Staio - Duke S1 -24 Boston College 19-24 Maryland 24-27 Virgin i 3 ' -0 Wake Forf it 0- JO Western Michigan 28- 10 Florida t UCLA i7 h w CI ' 2!, pi »3 Mister Alexander, Dumaka Atkins, Marcus Ball, Russell Ball, Evan Bellamy, Geoff Beniard, Shannon Boatman, Lorenzo Booker, Alex Boston, Everette Brown, Philip Browning, J.R. Bryant, Darrell Bur- ston, Greg Carr, Gary Cismesia, Jacky Claude, Brandon Davis, Buster Davis, Chris Davis, Pat Davis, Emmanuel Dunbar, Matt Dunham, Jamaal Edwards, De ' Cody Fagg, Andre Fluellen, Marcus Ford, John Frady, Jermey Franklin, Rodney Gallon, Graham Gano, Michael Ray Garvin, Chase Goggans, Richard Goodman, Charlie Graham, Tyler Graves, Paul Griffin, Letroy Guion, Robert Hallback, Matt Hardrick, Eugene Hayes, Mario Henderson, Seddrick Holloway, Anthony Houllis, Ochucko Jenije, Aaron Jones III, Tommy Keane, Anthony Kelly, Mikhal Kornegay, Roosevelt Lawson, Xavier Lee, Anthony Leon, Ko- rey Mangum, Jared Martin, Darius McClure, Damon McDaniel, Ryan McMahon, Kevin McNeil, Justin Mincey, Neefy Moffett, Brent Moody, Cory Niblock, Derek Nicholson, D.J. Norris, David Overmyer, Rod Owens, Preston Parker, Caz Piurowski, Christian Ponder, DVontrey Richardson, Jamie Robinson, Pat- rick Robinson, Myron Rolle, Daron Rose, Garrison Sanborn, Joslin Shaw, Marcus Sims, Antone Smith, Kendrick Stewart, Joe Surratt, Doug Thacker, Lae Thaxton, Lawrence Timmons, Toddrick Verdell, Chase Walker, Brandon Warren, Dekoda Watson, Drew Weatherford, Jared Whipkey, Roger Williams, and Recardo Wright Coaches: Bobby Bowden-HeadCoach,Mickey Andrews-Associate Head Coach Defensive Coordinator, Jeff Bowden-Oj ensz ' ue Coordinator Wide Receivers, Mark McHale-Oj ensiue Line Coach, Billy Sexton- Assistant Head Coach Running Backs Coach, Kevin Steele-Executive Head Coach Linebackers Coach, J ody A en-Defensive Ends Coach, Daryl Dickey-Quarterbacks Coach, Odell Haggins-De enszue Tackles Coach, John Lily-Tight Ends Recruiting Coordinator, James Colzie-Graduate Assistant Defense, Jon Jost-Strength and Conditioning Co-Ed Squad: Ashley Bozz, Jessica Fleming, Trish Henning, Ashley DeJesse, Taylor Nix, Brooke Teal, Raina Rosiek, Danielle Fishier, Holly Monroe, Kat Mahoney, Shaunti Amill, Brett Cox, Kenneth Vessels, Patrick Boland, Ryan Kline, Nick Solimini, Dana Brown, Ricky Lowary, Jeff Dobbs, Rob Cartwright, and Jerrell Bennett Coach: Staci Sutton-Head Coach being a team s| All-Girls Squad: Joanne Martelli, Brooke Nelson, Keviny Dewberry, KayLeigh Vodenchair, Amanda Winchip, Joshlyn Davenport, Taylor Lund, Katie Salmon, Jocelyn Sousa, Mallory Davis, Alyssa Sponaugle, Kim Barksdale, Lauren Sauer, Katy Lemons, Brittany Fisher, Cristen Martinez, Niki Taylor, Liz Lowery, Kristie Canaday, Amber Andrews, Amanda Morris, Heather Koch, and Sarah Richey Coaches: Staci Sutton-Head Coach H )—{ C 5 H H Q Pi O H l-H CZ3 H H Q Pi O b O H o w H H W C Celecia Allen, Daniela Alvarez, Jade Baumiller, Jenny Bennett, Samantha Cline, Alexandra Dyal, Jennifer Efstathion, Kari Gonthier, Emily Hanley, Rachael Hopkins, Justine Inman, Stephanie Jackson, Summer Renner, Brittani Richards, Brittany Riley, Jessica Sandidge, Danielle Solano, Amanda Stevens, Mackenzie Weeks, Kaleigh Welker Womens: Ashley Andress, Pamela Arnedos, Stefanie Bechler, Rosanna Bell, Time Biedenharn, Laura Bower- man, Shannon Coates, Jessica Crate, Laura Cullen, Christine Dion, Kisten Hagen, Amanda Hahn, Audrey Hand, Sarah Hughes, Amy Huss, Meredith Kelly, Susan Kuijken, Danielle Laramee, Courtney Laster, Adrienne Lufkin, Mary Magee, Kaley Matthews, Ryan Matthews, Pilar McShine, Ashley Montagnese, Barbara Parker, Jennife r Patterson, Amanda Quick, Angelina Ramos, Alysha Salapack, Whitney Schnarr, Meredith Urban, Julia Vola, Sa- mantha Weeks, Lydia Willemse, Abi Wilshire, and Christina Woytalewicz Mens: Trey Andrews, Luke Beevor, Jordan Bradshaw, Mark Buckingham, JP Cook, Javier Cruz, Luke Gunn, Tony Krock, Jason Lakritz, Tom Lancashire, Andrew Lemoncello, Alex Miletich, Chris Nickinson, Tommy Noyes, Steven Wilson, and Elliot Wood Coaches: Bob Braman-Head Coach, Sean McManus-Assistant Coach, Althea Belgrave-Graduate Assistant, and Joey Zins-Volunteer Coach Womens: Romy Altmann, Lauren Brick, Melanie Cabassol, Jessie Carr, Ann Cipoletti, Kelly Dean, Tiffany Elias, Kylsie Grimes, Lindsay Guers, Jennifer Guyler, Carissa Hanna, Elise Hatfield, Kristina Helmers, Georgia HOlderness, Courtney Hudak, Kylen Huntwork, Lindsay Kenney, Abbie King, Leigh Ann King, Ashley Lawler, Meredith Martelle, Megan Matherly, Aleia Monden, Janine Pariente, Stacy Rademacher, Christie Raleigh, Caroline Robertson, Katie Ronan, Katie Sirounis, Kate Skaggs, Lauren Sparg, Stevi Steinhauer, Katie Stratton, and Teresa Tessier Mens: Jarryd Botha, Daniel Bradford, Brenden Burke, Ed Denton, Scott Derner, Paul Erben, Shawn Er- ickson, Travis Forte, Dan Frebel, Nick Graves, Matt Hammond, Jimmy Holway, Terrence Horner, Billy Jamerson, Derek Jones, Alex Kennon, Mark Nicholls, Lloyd Owens, Robert Padgett, Ian Powell, Michael Rice, Steve Roof, Matthrew Skinner, Corey Swanson, Alex Tilbrook, David Toffaletti, Kyle Young Coaches: Neil Harper-Head Coach, Patrick Jeffrey-Diving Coach, Andy Robbins-Associate Head Coach, Liz Klink-Assistant Coach, and James Barber-Assistant Coach IT o O H H W d CZ3 H «1 Jordan Bryant, Alii Ferreri, Libby Gianeskis, Sel Kuralay, Rachel McDowell, All Mims, Painge Murrary, Viola Odebrecht, Holly Peltzer, Minna Pyykko, Toby Ranck, Teresa Ri- vera, Sarah Rosseau, Kelly Rowland, Melissa Samokishyn, Katrin Schmidt, Ceci Shell, Sage Sizemore, Colette Swensen, India Trotter, Jessica Vaccaro, Kirsten van de Ven, Sarah Wa- genfuhr, Mami Yamaguchi Coaches: Mark Krikorian-Head Coach, Mick Statham-Assistant Coach, Erica Walsh-As- sistnat Coach, Lisa Cole-Volunteer Assistant Coach, Kristin Boyce-Team Manager, Paulina Miettinen-Team Manager w C 3 H Nikki Baker, Brianna Barry, Caitlin Belvin, Jackie BonSalle, Brittany Byrd, Kim Crawford, Sarah Griffin, Alex Plummer,Jessica Skower, Makini Thompson, Zrinka Tomic, Lauren Walker, Summer Weissing, Malorie Wessel, Lauren Young Coaches: Todd Kress-Head Coach, Melissa Batie-Associate Head Coach, Mitch Sadowsky- Assistant Coach , ,.i Lacey Agnew, Ashleigh Anderson, Whitney Brummett, Jaclyn Burch, Lauren Cousart, Erica Gonzalez, Ashley Kemp, Jamie Kuhn, Michelle Steakin, Kayla Shaul, Caroline Westrup, Whitney Wright, Sara Young Coaches: Debbie Dillman-Head Coach H Jonas Blixt, Song, Jeon, Cameron Knight, Seath Lauer, Torstein Nevestad, Bradley Ruch, Tommy Rymer, Matt Savage, Nicholas Smith Coaches: Trey Jones-Head Coach, C hris Malloy- Assistant Coach H H o r o d H W c H H r o H ! w CZ5 H Nikki Anthony, Tiffiny Buckelew, Tanae Davis-Cain, Mara Freshour, Alicia Gladden, Angel Gray, Alysha Harvin, Christie Lautsch, Britany Miller, Jacinta Monroe, Cayla Moore, and Shante Williams Coaches: Sue Semrau-Head Coach, Cori Close-Associate Head Coach, Angle Johnson-As- sistant Coach, and Lance White-Assistant Head Coach 4AAJ C Isaiah Swann, Josue Soto, Ralph Mims, Jarel Allen, Al Thorton, Casaan Breeden, Toney Douglas, Jason Rich, Brian Hoff, Matt Zitani, Uche Echefu, Ryan Reid Coaches: Leonard Hamilton-Head Coach, Stan Jones-Associate Head Coach, Andy En- field-Assitant Coach, Tim Carter-Assistant Coach, Michael Bradley Strength and Condi- tioning Coach, and Sam Lunt-Associate Trainer Veronica Wootson, Melissa May, Kelly Langston, Whitney Buckmon, Courtney Rosen, Monica Montez, Terese Gober, Brittany Osmon, Jessica Gilmore, Amanda Moore, Carly Wynn, Yuruby Alicart, Michelle Snyder, Robyn Petrovich, LaShaun Davis, Tiffany McDon- ald, Brittany Krbec, Robin Ahrberg, Camille Garcia, Kayla Collins Coaches: JoAnne Graf-Head Coach, Louie Berndt-Associate Head Coach, and Megan Matthews Burning-Assistant Coach Pitchers eing a team sport Travis Anderson, Travis Burge, Stephen Cardullo, Brian Chambers, Ohmed Danesh, Nich- olas Debacker, Matt Fairel, Mark Gildea, Devin Gonzalez, Caleb Graham, Dennis Guinn, Mark Hallberg, Bryan Henry, Michael Hyde, Trent Jarvis, Neil Malpass, Jimmy Marshall, Ruairi O ' Connor, Bo O ' Dell, Stephen Ochs, Tommy Oravetz, Buster Posey, Bobby Rauh, Brandon Reichert, D ' Vontrey Richardson, Danny Rosen, Jack Rye, Josh Spivey, Jason Stidham, Ryan Strauss, Brady Thomas, Tony Thomas Jr., Scott Thorson, Luke Tucker, and Casey Whitmer Coaches: Mike Martin-Head Coach, Mike Martin,Jr.-Assistant Head Coach Third Base Catchers, Jamey Shouppe-Assitant Coach Pitchers Recruiting, Pete Jenkins-Volunteer Assistant Coach, Russell Orr-Strength and Conditioning Coach f ro en r o Nakeisha Adams, Tori Allen, Jacintha Anderson, Ashley Andress, Domonique Andrews, Irayiza Andrews, Pamela Arnedos, Laura Earner, Kandia Batchelor, Shefanie Bechelor, Rosanna Bell, Tina Beidenharn, Porsche Bonnett, Laura Bowerman, Leilani Cara- ballo, Kayann Chambers, Shannon Coates, Caila Coleman, Jessica Crate, Laura Cullen, Christine Dion, Valerie Flournoy, Kirsten Hagen, Amanda Hahn, Audrey Hand, Naikeya Heath, Jen Hillis, Quiana Holsey, Sarah Hughes, Amy Huss, Debbie Huss, Brittany Janson, Kristin Janson, Cinnamon Johnson, Meredith Kelly Susan Kuijken, Deanna Lane, Danielle Laramee, Courtney Last- er, Allyn Loughlin, Heather Leblanc, Adrienne Lufkin, Annalee Maciejko, Mary Magee, Dana Massiah, Kaley Matthews, Ryann Mathews, Leah McNaughton, pilar McShine, Ashley Montagnese, Hillary Palumbo, Barbara Parker, Jennifer Patter son, India Pettus, Auja Pughsley, Amanda Quick, Angelina Ramos, Sarah Reed, Hshkeni Richemond, Jheanelle Rodney, Kamilah Salaam, Alyshia Salapack, Whitney Schnarr, Chalencia Seay, Amanda Skillen, Keyla Smith, Shannon Stuckman, Tiara Swanagan, Ashley Thompson, Krystal Troutman, Meredith Urban, Julia Vola, Charlene Walker, Samantha Weeks, Lydia Willemse, Alyce Williams, Alycia Williams, Abi Wilshire, and Christina Woytalewicz Coaches: Bob Braman-Head Coach, Harlis Meaders- Associate Head Coach, Dennis Nobles- Pole Vault Jumps Javelin, Ken Harnden- Men ' s Sprints Relays Hurdles, Jackie Richards- Sprints Hurdles, Timothy Vaught- Multi-events Recruiting Coordina- tor, and Sean McManus- Volunteer Assistant Coach H Kennieth Allen, Andrew Bachelor, Alvaro Bada, Luke Beevor, Greg Bolden, Jordan Brad- shaw, Drew Brunson, Tywayne Buchanan, Sean Burris, Darius Carter, Ricardo Chambers, Brian Chibudu, Charles Clark, Sean Conrecode, JP Cook, Kevin Cook, Charlie Cotton, Javier Cruz, Travis Dane, Walter Dix, John Fallone, Michael Fingado, Matt Frith, WilHe Gaines, Javier Garcia-Tunon, Michael Ray Garvin, Warren Harper, Matt Hurley, Kenny Jesensky, Tony Krock, Andrew Krumins, Ton Lancashire, Andrew Lemoncello, Collin Lo- magistro. Christian Minor, Hubert Mitchell, Cedric Nabe, Chris Nickinson, Tommy Noyes, Timothy Odie, Rod Owens, Rod Owens, Jacob Peacock, Chris Potter, Tim Reen, Sharif Small, Antone Smith, Michael Snowden, Matt Wernke, and Ronald Wright Coaches: Todd Kress-Head Coach, John Spinney-Assistant Coach Miranda Foley, Lauren Macfarlane, Tapiwa Marobela, Ania Rynarzewska, Nicola Slater, Carolin Walter, and Jessica Wente Coaches: Jennifer Hyde-Head Coach and Oliver Foreman- Assistant Coach H Ytai Abougzir, Jean-Yves Aubone, Andrew Bailey, Ryan Boyajian, Sam Chang, Chris Cloer, Bobby Deye, Jason Hood, Bradley Mixson, Michael O ' Shea, Janathas Sucupria, and Ma- ciek Sykut Coaches: Dwa3aie Hultquist- Head Coach and Nick Crowell- Assistant Coach V3 Q HH o t ro Head Softball Coach .JoAnne Graf gives signs to bring in the go-ahead run. The winningest head coach in softball histoiy enters her 29th season as the Seminole dugout boss and ex- pects to reach the College World Series for the program ' s eighth time. Grafs 1,355 f- ' ' ' i " s are 149 ahead of the next clos- est coach but the greatest honor came on April 2, 2005 when the field was officially named " JoAnne Graf field at the Semi- nole Softball Complex. ' ' Running out of the tiamel| onto the field. Mead Coach by Bouden has the team by side read ' lo take on the Clem- son Tigers. College football ' s most winningest head coach paves the va ■ with his young team for a shot at his thiixl na- tional title. Bobby Bowden has led the Florida State Football Program to new lieights, such as being the only school to finish among the Associated Press Top Fi ' e for 14 consecutive seasons, a feat no team in college football histoH ' can match. Scouting their opponents in the NCAy tournament. Head Coach DcP hie Dillman strategizcs with her player about what to anticipate while facing their opponent. Dillman, who is in her 21st season at State, has led the Lady Noles to top-20 national finishes in the p years. In the past four years, Dillman has coached the Lady Nolipstd the NCA Tournament four times and has produced six All-ACC sdec tions, which helped the Lady Noles improAe their .ACC standing. WW y% ' ' : ' yf:f is, -- ' " ■ ' . - . ]Qd y y Alma Mater: Howart (Samford) ' 53 Seasons at Florida Sfene: 31st Personal Accomplishments: •2003- Became the all-time winningest coach in college history and currently has 365 career wins •1999- Coached his only undefeated team and led FSU to its second national championship •1997-ACC Coach of the Year •Only coach who has led his team to 14 straight seasons that ended with a ranking among the Associated Press Top Five •Only coach in NCAA history to win 11 consecutive bowl games (1985-95) •1 993- ACC Coach of the Year •1993- Led the Seminoles to win their first National Championship •Led the Seminoles to 12 ACC Conference Championships n ' Uma Mater: FSU ' 95 Seasons at Florida State: 3rd ' e Personal Accomplishments: •In her first season at FSU, her team ranked as high as 29th in the nation •2003-Q4-Led the University of Houston to a third-place finish in Conference USA •Her team achieved the highest GPA in the history of the athletics department and earned annual team academic All-America status in the 2003-04 season •1994-As a FSU athlete she was a NCAA Championship participant •1993-Hyde and teammate Jenny Graf were runner-up ACC flight champions h iike Hy v yy, Alma Mater: FSU B.A. ' 66 and MA. ' 71 Seasons at Florida State: 28th Personal Accomplishments: •In 2007 he will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame •2006- Martin became the 8th coach to reach 1,400 collegiate baseball wins •Four-time ACC Coach of the Year •Martin ranks second in the NCAA among active Division I coaches for winning percentage •Sixth all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I college baseball history •He is one of just eight coaches in the history of college baseball to record 1 ,400 wins •Martin has received 10 conference coach of the year honors •In his career he has coached 14 first round draft picks, 62 All-Americans and 109 All-Conference selections •Led the Seminoles 12 times to the College World Series in Omaha MAn y Alma Mater: Cincinnati ' 92 Seasons at Florida State: 5th Personal Accomplishments: •2004- Became the second youngest active head coach to reach 200 career victories •Coached mree players who were named AVCA All-Region, one East Region Rookie of the Year, and 20 student athletes on the ACC Academic Honor Roll •2002- Led Florida State to its first NCAA Tournament in four years •2001-As head coach of Northern Illinois University he received Coach of the Year honors in the MAC Conference •1997- MAAC Co-Coach of the Year (while coach at Fairfield) sports Informatio Sciii ' aniiag oui Ihe game plan to the Lady Nolcs, Head Coach Tod .l Kress urges the team to i ' al] ' back and win tlie game. Tress, llic second youngest ac- tive head coach to reacli 200 career victories has returned for his tbiiith year as head coach of the Seminolcs. Coach Kress lias slowly retiu ' ncd the Florida Slate ' oilcyball program to the national scene with a .623 win- ning percentage, one tliat is among other national coaches. Prepaiifig the defensive tackles for the big game, Coach Odell H tells the players what is needed of them to v ' in the game against ] College. Haggins was a four-year letter winner and popular team ! for the Seminoles from 1986-89. Me earned Kodak, Walter Cam L ' Pl All-America honors as a senior in 1989 and was a second team A.s- sociated Press selection as a junior in 1988. In 1994, Haggins returned to his alma mater to coach where he helped produce some of the most respected defensive fronts in college football historv ' . ' Rallying the Lady Noles before thei) ' competition. Bob Braman motivates his pla ' ers to outper- form thernsehes. . fter three sea- sons. Coach Braman has sparked the Florida State pi-ogi-am with immense success and guided it to national prominence. Under his guidance, he has produced six All-America Honors and is the only coach to produce niul- tiple all-Americans at Florida State. Additionally, he is the first coach to lead the women ' s cross country team to the national championship meet. ' M - A r . - f " r kW «M s»% a ■ ' s.-: ' ' " ' ? : " ' ., ? ' ikK ' ' " ' Alma Mater: Tennessee-Martin B.S. 71 and Austin Peay State MA. 73 Season at Florida State: 5th Personal Accomplishments: •2006 and 2004-Led Florida State to the second round of the NIT •2000 BCA Coach of the Year •1998-99 Big East Coach of the Year (while at Miami) •1998-99 Eastern Basketball Coach of the Year •Finished the 1998-99 season ranked 10th by the Associated Press -the Hurricanes ' highest AP ranking since 1960 •The Hurricanes ranked nationally in field goal percentage defense four straight seasons, including a No. 1 national ranking in 1997-98. •Led Hurricanes to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1965 •1994-95 Big East Coach of the Year •1994-95 United Press International National Coach of the Year 47H Alma Mater: FSU ' 82 Seasons at Florida State: 21st Personal Accomplishments: •Led the Lady Noles to the NCAA Tournament in 11 of the last 13 years, 17 tournament championships, and 60 top-10 finishes •Coached three All-America players and eight individuals who have earned AII-ACC honors •2003-2004- Led the team to top-20 national finishes •In the past four years, Dillman has guided the Seminoles into the NCAA Tournament four times and created six AII-ACC selections aided the Lady Noles improve their standing in the ACC •1992- Atlantic Coast Conference Coach-of-The-Year •1981 -Dillman was a member of the Al AW national championship team •1980- As a player at Florida State she was a member of the national ranked team vy k l hikm-i ' Cryv Alma Mater: St, Anselm College and Keene State College M.A. ' 94 Seasons at Florida State: 2nd Personal Accomplishments: •Led the Lady Noles to the NCAA final four the past two years •2005- Won two national coach of the year awards •2002- named WUSA Coach of the Year •1997- NSCAAs Northeast Division I Coach of the Year •1994-95- two-time New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year n XT Alma Mater: FSU B.A. 75, UNC-Grf§ns|)orough MM ' 77, FSU ' PhD ' 92 Season at Florida State: 29th Personal Accomplishments: •The winningest coach in softball history; in the program ' s 25th 40 win season in 2006; Grafs is in the lead by 149 games with a total of 1 ,355 total wins. •2006-The second coach in NCAA history to record 1 ,100 NCAAfastpitch wins. •Inducted into the NFCA Hall of Fame in 2003 •2001 and 2002 Southeast Coaching Staff of the Year •Coached 95 players that were selected to All-Region teams, including 24 players in the last seven seasons •Coached 24 Ail-Americans. •Honored as ACC Coach of the Year six times •Led Lady Noles to the College World Series seven times •1986 South Region Coach of the Year Choeung llH ' team on. Diving Coacli I ' ati ' ick Jeffrey and Assis- tant Coacli James Barber rally the team to finish hard in the last e ent. Coach JeflVey, en- tering his eight yeai- at Florida State University, has brought experienee and success to a new level. Since his arrival. Nole div- ers ' have won if) of the 28 r CC championships on the boards and eight different individual conference titles. Assistant Coach James Barber enters his third year at Florida State and has had two athletes swim in the 500 and 1.650 freestyle events al the NC.Af Championships. Scouting their challengers. Coach Trey Jones discusses game strategy with Song Jcon. In Jones foui ' th season as head coach, he led the Seminoles to an appearance in the NCAA East Regional Championship and the NC;V(-V Tournament in 2006. In the 2005-06 season he Florida State to a finish 42 the GolfStat rankings. ' I ' alking to his players, head coach Mike Martin discusses the strat- egv a I the mound. Entering his 28th season as the Seminoles ' boss, Martin became one of only eight coaches to reach 1.400 wins during his career. Cnder his guidance, Florida State has become one of col- lege baseball ' s premier programs in the nation, producing wins, xAll- Americans, and College World Series appearances eveiyyear. Coach Martin steered the Noles towards becoming the second-winninges })rogram in the history of the sjior! •n Ke in HM Alma Mater: FSU B.A. ' 66 and M.A. 71 Season at Florida State: 28th Personal Accomplishments: •2006: Martin became the 8th coach to reach 1 ,400 collegiate baseball wins •Four-time ACC Coach of the Year •Martin ranks second in the NCAA among active Division I coaches for winning percentage •Sixth all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I college baseball history •He is one of just eight coaches in the history of college baseball to record 1 ,400 wins •Martin has received 10 conference coach of the year honors •He has coached 14 first round draft picks, 62 All-Americans and 109 All-Conference selections •Let the Seminoles 12 times to the College World Series in Omaha •In 2007, He will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame Mater: FSU ' 95 bason at Florida State: 3rd ' f Personal Accomplishments: •In her first season at FSU, her team ranked 29th in the nation •2003-04: Led the University of Houston to a third-place finish in Conference USA •Her team achieved the highest GPA in the history of the athletics and earned annual team academic All-America Status in the 2003-04 season •1994: As an FSU athlete, she was a NCAA Championship participant •1993: Hyde and teammate Jenny Graf were runner-up ACC flight champions department md ' 91 Personal Accomplishments: •Led the Seminoles to the 2006 NCAA Tournament after an eight year post-season absence •2005: Led the Seminoles to their highest ranking of 24th •Three-time collegiate conference Coach of the Year •Recruited the sixth best class in 2005 and in 2006 had the nation ' s top 15 classes •2001 : Coached Georgia State to win the Trans Atlantic Athletic Conference •200: While coaching at Georgia State, he led the Panthers to their highest national ranking of 20th Uma Mater: Ohio State ' 88 eason at FSU: 7th i i rfV HEAi Personal Accomplishments: •Coached six different Seminoles who have won league titles and nine divers named AII-ACC •Guided the Seminoles to a conference title •When Jeffrey was attending Ohio State, he won five national championships in a variety of events •1991 and 1995, won bronze medals at the Pan-Am games •In the 1988 NCAA Championships, he became the only diver in NCAA history to win three events in the same year as he captured titles on the one-meter, three-meter, and ten-meter platform events •1988, named the NCAA Diver of the Year Kxciicd .ihoiii putting the ganic away Head C( ach Mark Kriko- rian ]iJi;]i-iives Assistant Coach lleaivj Mosolios after Katrin Schmidt scored a goal in the 78th minute. Alter Kiikorian ' s first season, he set an FSU record tor ovei ' all wills, fewest losses, the best ACC winning percentage, and longest winning streak both in and out of the conference. Krikorian ' s has guided the Lady Xolcs to a i " anked College Cup contender. Telling his playei ' ' - to sla fo- cused. Defensive Coordinator Micke - AndreAvs keeps players informed on their dut ' . Andrews enters his 23rd season at FSU with the status of perhaps the nation ' s finest defensive mind. He has produced some of the i est defensive units in Se histor ' with his defenses ra- No.i in the country. Unde; Mickey Andrews, FSU has be- come a pipeline for the NFL and for production of All-Americans such as Deion Sanders, Terrell Bucklev, and Derrick Brooks. During a time out. Assistant Coach Tim Carter pulls Jason Rich to the side to stratcgize about how to defend the Hokie offense. Carter, the all-time winningest head coach in the University of Texas-San Anto- nio basketball histor ' , is in his inaugural season as an assistant coach at Florida State. Carter comes to the Seniinolcs after winning 160 victories and guiding the Roadrunners into the NCAA Tournament twice during his 11-year term at LTSA: he is an in aluable member of the Seminole athletic staff. h- piiraw i y Alma Mater: UF ' 80 Season at Florida State: 4th vm. i i Personal Accomplishments: •Led Men ' s Track and Field to win the 2006 National Championship •2006 Indoor and Outdoor ACC Coach of the Year •2006 National Coach of the Year honors •2005 ACC Men ' s Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year •2005 USTCA Indoor South Region Coach of the Year •2005 and 2004 NCAA South Region Cross Country Coach of the Year •2003 Atlantic Coast Conference men ' s Cross Country Coach of the Year •2003, led the men ' s indoor and outdoor track and field team to win the ACC title •Coached the USF men ' s cross country team who won the last three Conference UCA titles (1 997, 1 998, 2000) while the women ' s team was the two-time defending Conference USA champion (1998-1999) •The University of Florida ' s record holder in the indoor three-mile run AHF m])rcH- „,„„„ Alma Mater: San Diego ' 85 Seasons at FSU: 10th Personal Accomplishments: •Four NCAA Tournament appearances •Most winningest women ' s basketball coach in Florida State history •2005-06, she camped outside the Donald L. Tucker Center for two days and two nights in an effort to sell 3,000 tickets for the last home game •2004-05, earned Atlantic Coast Coach of the Year accolade •2000-01, led the Seminoles to a No. 25 final ranking with a 19-12 record •Named ACC Coach of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association in 2001 •Coached four players who were drafted to the WNBA •Brought in five of the nation ' s top recruiting classes •Earned back-to-back 20-win seasons which is the second time in school history •Guided the Seminoles to double-digit victories in seven straight seasons Derrick Brooks was a star line backer during his four years playing for Florida Slate. Brooks excelled off the field as well, as he earned Academic Ail-American honors in 1993 and 1994. Even after joining the ' | NFL, Brooks returned to FSU to| graduate with a Masters Degree | in 1999. Brooks also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Universit ' . Under the direction of head coach Bill Peterson and then wide re- ceiver coach Bobby Bowden, T.K. Wetherell was a star i-eceiver for the Seniinoles. He still holds the record for the longest kickoff return evei in the histor ' of the university. Hugh Durham was a great asset to Florida State both as a player and a coach, but what many peo- ple don ' t know is that he almost played football for Kentucky. It may have been a fluke that Durham ended up playing bas- ketball at Florida State, but the Seminoles are certainly lucky that he did. Jnlk i u ' iHnd Jlnnn Warrick Dunn is without a doubt the best running back Florida State has ever seen. With rushing yards in the thousands, Dunn broke school records with each passing season. Dunn was a three-time All- ACC pick and was also named to the ACC All-Academic team. He was a first round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1997, and later signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent in 2002. Dunn has made two Pro Bowl appearances, one in 1997 and the other in 2000. In addition to being a superior athlete, Warrick Dunn has not been a stranger to charitable giving since joining the NFL. His " Homes for the Holidays " program helps single mothers own their first homes. Dunn later estab- lished the Warrick Dunn Foundation, which is " dedicated to providing opportunities for economically disadvantaged single parents and children who have demonstrated a commitment to achieve financial independence and stability. " Dunn demonstrates dedication to both athleticism and to improving the world around him. 4 H-ick hhercfk r Derrick Brooks is a standout among FSU athlete alumni. After graduating in 1995, Brooks was a first round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As team captain, he helped lead the Bucs to their first Super Bowl Championship in 2002. Brooks has made a record nine consecutive Pro Bowl appearanc- es and was named 2006 Pro-Bowl MVP. He has also been honored as 2002 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and AP Defensive Player of the Year. Derrick Brooks has devoted his life not only to football, but to giving back to the community as well. His philanthropic efforts have made him a co-recipient of the 2000 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award and winner of the 2003 Bart Star Award and 2004 Byron " Whizzer " White Award. " The mission of Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. is to provide educational opportunities for socio-economically challenged youth that will instill, inspire, broaden, and develop cultural and social vision outside of the walls in which they live to ensure that these young people have every chance to develop into the strong and productive leaders of tomorrow. " kiyvu W ftn After graduating from Florida State in 1991 , Kim Batten ' s career in track and field took off. She was a U.S. Outdoor champion 6 times, in 1991 and 1994-1998. In 1995she was also the Pan Am Champion. That same year, she achieved what is perhaps her greatest accomplishment by setting a World Re- cord in the 400 meter hurdle that still stands today. Batten was a 1 995 world champion and 1 997 world bronze medalist. She made two appearances in the Olympic Games, first in Atlanta in 1996 where she took home a silver medal, and again in Sydney, Australia in 2000 where she struggled due to injury. Now that Kim Batten has retired from the track, she resides here, in Tallahassee. ajAy !fv Hugh DurrtgnV success throughout his 44-year coaching career makes him one of the winningest coaches in college basketball, with over 600 wins. He is the all-time wins leader at 3 different schools, and the only coach to take two different programs to their first and only Final Four. In 1972, Durham led Florida State to the NCAA Championship Game. In his own playing days, Hugh Durham was a highly decorated star of the FSU basketball team. He racked up 1,381 points during his 3-year career here, and many of his records still stand in the FSU record books. Durham ' s 43 points against Stetson in 1957 ranks 2nd all-time at FSU for a single game. Florida State ' s team MVP award was renamed the " Hugh Durham Most Valuable Player " award in 1999. Durham has coached some of basketball ' s best players, including nine All-Americans, four Academic All-Americans, four first-round NBA draft picks, and two Olympians. Fifteen of his players went on to play in the NBA. Not only has Hugh Dur- ham been a model for players, but for coaches as well. He considers himself " a coach ' s coach, " and was honored with the naming of the Hugh Durham Mid-Major Coach of the Year award that is given each season in his honor As team co-captain, Brooke Wyckoff ranked in the ACC ' s top nine in six statistical categories, averaging 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. She was a three-time ACC All-Academic pick and won the ACC postgraduate scholarship. Her talents are vast and so is her potential. Today, playing for the Chicago Sky, her potential reflects the name o| her team; the sky ' s the limit. Jessica van der Linden was a star pitcher for FSU, leading the Seminoles to their 7th Women ' s College World Series. Her awards are numerous, including being named an Easton All-American in her 2004 senior season. Warrick Dunn ' s four-year career playing for Florida State made him a standout in college foot- ball. He holds several records at FSU, including most touchdowns scored in a career with 49 and most rushing yards with 3,959. Dunn is also the only Seminole ever to rush for over 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. T. K. Wetherell, the 13th president of Florida State, is a man known fondly to nnany FSU students as simply " T.K. " President Wetherell is the first alumnus of FSU ever to serve as president. He attended Florida State on a football scholarship, sporting the Seminole jersey from 1963-1967. T.K. was also a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Since graduation, he has served 12 years in the Florida House of Representatives, with two as Speaker of the House. After becoming president of FSU in January 2003, he has led a major expansion of the university and established the Pathways of Excellence program. T.K. has been inducted into the University ' s Hall of Fame and has received the prestigious Moore-Stone Award, the Circle of Gold Award, as well as Florida State ' s Distinguished Service Award. In his message to the university community, T.K. states that, " Through building our academic reputa- tion and encouraging the development of our students as citizens, we are dedicated to making Florida State University an institution that enables students to realize their goals and ambitions. " ' iito wn yJl the most decorated female athlete ever at Florida State, Jessica van der Linden ' s success as a Seminole may never be matched. As an outfielder, hitter, and pitcher, she did it all. Jessica was named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2001, and earned back-to-back ACC Playerof the Year honors in 2003 and 2004. She ranked nationally in strikeouts, batting average, and ERA. Among the Seminoles, she led her team in seven offensive categories and posted the second-highest single season batting average in FSU Softball history. Jessica also played on the international stage, pitching for the Puerto Rican National Team at the 2002 International Softball Federation ' s Women ' s World Championship. In 2004, Jessica became the first female athlete from FSU to be nominated for an ESPY award, when she was named one of five contenders for Best Female College Athlete. Also in 2004, Jessica was named USA Softball ' s Player of the Year. Though her playing days may be over, Jessica ' s life has not strayed far from the world of sports. She is married to another distinguished athlete from FSU, Seatle Seahawks safety Michael Boulware. C Cie A,y Jr4, Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward is the most decorated player in the history of college football. He led the Seminoles to their first national championship in 1993 and was also FSU ' s first Heisman Trophy winner for that season. During his two years as starting quarterback. Ward set 19 school re- cords and 7 ACC records. He is Florida State ' s all-time total offense leader with a staggering 6,636 yards. Among his more than 30 individual awards, Ward was honored with the prestigious AAU Sul- livan Award. In addition to being a football star, Charlie Ward has continued his athletic career as a professional basketball player. He was selected in the first round of the NBA draft by the New York Knicks and later played for the Houston Rockets. During her four years as a Seminole, Brooke Wyckoff posted record-breaking stats and earned sev- eral ACC honors. She is Florida State ' s all-time shot block leader with 209, ranking 6th all-time in the ACC. Wyckoff also ranks 5th in all-time rebounds (804) and steals (189) at FSU. Her 7.4 rebounds per game rank 7th among the Noles, and she is 8th in scoring with 1,350 points. Wyckoff was awarded first team AII-ACC honors in 2001 and was twice named to the ACC All-Defensive team. Wyckoff was drafted to the Orlando Miracle in 2001 and now plays for the Chicago Sky. Wyckoff has also played in Europe during the WNBA offseason. WmmmM ' . ?|v%f f% ' ,?a io. f ' ■ : %- 1% ' ■; 5 | p ' ' " - ' v " H ' " i ii5j? i ' - - ' ' • 03 , that true frTendshipbrings and toothpaste makes bright 1 • . » % the wall . f SyzMpf ' 2 ' v. tr ■•aif .■ • - B. Ho% ' Hosting nearly 40,000 students, the campus of Florida State University can be quite intimidating to an incoming freshman or a new student. Whether wanting to branch out from a familiar group of friends or longing for an involvement on campus, Greek Life provides these among other opportunities for every kind of Nole. Comprised of four diverse councils, Greek Life at Florida State not only encourages activity and leadership on campus, but it also opens many doors of friendships, memories, and opportunities that will last for a lifetime. Opening these doors are the four councils that embody Greek Life on Florida State ' s campus: The Interfraternity Council (IFC), a council of men ' s fraterni- ties; The College Panhellenic Council (CPC), a council of women ' s fraternities; The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), a council of men ' s and women ' s fraternities; and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), a multicultural and cul- turally based council. Each division creates numerous ways of involvement for students, but most of all, they each develop their own branch of brotherhood and sisterhood to create the foundation of all Greek Life at Florida State. Amember of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and graduating senior, Jennifer Hoskins, recalls her first impressions of Greek Life at Florida State. " Everyone comes in with an unstable environment to college, and within an organization of Greek Life you are instantly provided with opportunities, leadership positions, and friendships. Not only that, but Greek Life also helps to create a smooth adjustment for college life. " Although being Greek has many positive aspects, the most important of these is the unity throughout a single organization. Accepting new members each semester, houses on this campus pride themselves on extending their brother- hood or sisterhood to future leaders and new brothers or sisters. While striving to accept and appreciate all members of an organization, houses embrace all differences, and unite on common values to achieve this unity and friendship. Throughout this experience, students turn into brothers and sisters, and strang- ers emerge as lifelong fnends. Ranging from small tasks, such as recommending a professor, to larger circum- stances, such as having a confidant to help in hardships, brothers and sisters in Greek organizations are not just fellow group members, but friends that care. Brotherhood and sisterhood means more than just simply wearing the same letters on a t-shirt. It truly connects someone with other students of similar in- terests, and challenges and encourages them to become a better person and a more confidant leader. No matter what the letters may be, it is truly the bonds of sisterhood and broth- erhood that make Greek Life on this campus amazing. Within each house, the bonds keep growing as individual Greek members work together every day to not only strengthen their own organization, but Greek Life on Florida State ' s campus as a whole. By Kristen Leone openinq aoor President Gabrielle Felter Treasurer Peyton Daniels Greek Week Director Stephen Spaid Programming Director Amanda Kapetanakas Administrative Vice Preside Samantha Englehart Public Relation Director Catherine Balderson External Vice President Lindsay Opsahl Historian Kenneth Peele Presment Tamisha Wood Administrative Vice President Andrew Gonzalez Treasurer Mike Bloch Greek Week Director Micah Johnson Programming Director Stephanie Graves Greek Week Assistant Jessica Redling VP of Public Relations Kristen Antanello Historian Technician Matt Shechter 03 - 1 We, as Undergraduate members of women ' s fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character in- spired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and help- fulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live. - Panhellenic Creed Sorority Life. Those two words have so many unique meanings to so many distinctive individuals; some may feel comfort from the idea of a second family while others experi- ence pride at the thought of being a member of one of the strongest traditions at Florida State. The four values, which unify all of those whom Panhellenic embraces, can be found in every home and in each woman: leadership, scholarship, community service, and friendship. Just as the creed asserts the undeniable character that is strengthened within the Pan- hellenic sisters, leadership is a significant facet of the Greek community. They are pres- idents within honor societies and professional fraternities; they founded major political groups within student government, and they represent the university as Homecoming courtiers. With over four-hundred leadership opportunities within their own community, they even take the initiative to recognize their own outstanding leaders through circles like Order of Omega. With the strong extracurricular atmosphere, Panhellenic women still manage to meet or exceed the university ' s all-women ' s grade point average for well over the last four years. They provide academic workshops such as resume writing and encourage study habits through incentives for study hours. Panhellenic holds a semi-annual scholarship banquet for the highest-achieving women within their community as well as one excep- tional sister who represents every component of their ideals. Even with social events, the Greek community donated over $100,000 to charitable organizations and contributed more than 30,000 recorded hours of community service in the past academic year. Philanthropic efforts such as Dance Marathon, benefiting the Children ' s Miracle Network, succeed in large part due to the efforts of Panhellenic women. The women support each other as well as other Greek and community organi- zations while contributing to other programs such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Prevent Child Abuse America. Between date functions and hayrides, football blocks and intramurats, you ' ll find the best of friends and times within the Panhellenic community. They are a value-based and nationally recognized legacy, which lasts a lifetime across geography and generations, ensuring success among the sisters. By Katherine Weber orontv life President Jaimee CoUey Vice President Martha Wasp Membership Director Sarah MuUins Asst. Membership Director Spring Eve Rosado Treasurer Alexander Sandarian Academic Affairs Director Jessie Wente Community Relations Catherine Curry PH Programming Director Rachel Gauchman Secretary Courtney Bunyard President Jessie Wente V.P. of Executive Affairs Sara King V.P. of Membership Spring Eve Rosado Asst. Membership Rachael Ferris V.P. of Finance Emily Pensy V.P. of Academic Affairs Haley Herrit V.P. of Public Relations - Tanya Pai JJH | V.P. of Programming Anne Littlejohn V.P. of Administrative AJfairs Mimi Wachholz 03 1-1 Nickname: Alpha Chi, A-Chi-0 Founding Date: October 15, 1885 Founding Location: DePauw University Chapter: Beta Eta Date Established at FSU: March 29, 1929 Colors: Scarlet Red Olive Green Symbol: Lyre Flower: Red Carnation Mascot: Angel Annual Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness, the MacDowell :3olony and Alpha Chi Omega Foundation wr over 75 years, the Beta Eta chapter of Alpha Chi Omega has been recognized for its strong sisterhood and service to the community. Each year we hold our annual Omega Man Pageant, which raises money for the Women ' s Refuge House for battered women and children. Alpha Chi ' s are also involved in count- less organizations on FSWs campus. The bond of love, loyalty, and tr-ust that our r i ters share will shape our lives and maJce memories to last a lifetime. ' zernis, 2006 President r Jennifer Aguilar, Tania Alidina, Amanda Allgier, Leali Baile , Laura Bandel, Lisa Bart zel, Meme Bengochea, Katherine Bonau, Jackie Brooke, Amanda Brown. Hilaree Caldwell, Bnttany Canasi VP Recruitment, Ashley Chalker, Rachel Chandler, Rachel Church, Lisa Cimo, Kara-Lyn Clary, Ashley Clme, Amanda Cokinos, Christy Coniglio, Natalie Custodio, Ashley Czemis, Kalen Dalrymple, Meredith D ' Angelo, Amy Decker, Jennifer Deweese, Meghan Detweiler, Jennifer Didden, Kristina DiPano, Danielle Dorman, Katie Dosch, Kathryn Doyle, Jess Ely, Katherine Elza, Kelly Emerick, I iira Engel, Kiysti Espina, Caitlin Etherton VP House Manager, Colleen Pagan VP Fraternity Relations, Ashley Fisher VP Education, Katherine Fromm, Jacque- line Gardiner, Christa Gardner, Alexz Gianquinto, Michelle Gionne, Liz Girouz, Jacqueline Glerum, Heather Gotoff, Kate Gotoff, Lauren Greenblum, Christina Grove VP Risk Management, Danielle Gulasa, Carrie Gustafson, McKenna Haggei-ty, Katherine Halliday President, Jenna Harper, Jes- sica Harrison, Maggie Hartman, Kat Hedglou, Jessica Heinrichs, Monique Hoffman, Margaret Howard, Sarah Howell, Carley Hunter, Lyndsay Inmon, Jo-Ann Jolly, Lauren Jones, Lindsey Jones, Heather Kacos, Catherine Kane, Jaimie Keele, Jane King, Malloiy Kontoulas, Susan LaClaire, Whitney La- gergren, Lyndsay Larkin, Sarah Law rence, Anianda Leighton, Tanya Leis, Kathryn Lemons, Erin Maher, Lauren Masterson, Helen Matas, Megan Mc- Call, Maegan McCann, Lindsey McCormick, Caitlin McDonald, Shannon McDonough, Michelle Miller, ,Jenna Mock, Annie Moloney, Clare Moloney VP Communications, Mary Moloney, Kasey Morris VP CRSB, Allison Murphy, Emily Norris, Brittany North, Alyna Ohanmaraooreni, D ' Anna Osceola, Cheyenne Overby, Tanya Pai, Melissa Palori, Candice Paparodis, Allison Parker, Ashley Paterson, Stephanie Pelaez, Christina Pepe, Monique PilHnger, Alisha Pineiro, Kaylee Pratt, Joanna Quraishi, Tracy Randall VP Panhellenic, Samantha Raraor, Autumn Reed, Kimberly Reinhardt, Emily Resi- mont, Dianne Roberts, Catherine Roscart, Amanda Roy, Jessica Ruggiero, Colleen Ryan, Maryann Rybnicky, Kristi Salas, Maiy Sailer VP Intellectual Development, LeeAnn Saivato, Danielle Saiidoz, Ashley Sarvis, Erin Schroeder, Ashley Seidler, Keely Shannon, Morgan Shannon, Eillen Sheeran, Kari Sibilia, Wendi Sibiha, Jessica Singer, Michelle Elise Stanton, Holley Stopka, Amber Strauss, Allison Sudik, Kelly Swindell, Adrienne Tapia, Ash- ley Tippins, Amy Tomaszewski VP Membership Development, Danielle Tugwell, Katrina Ugai-te, Cara Valenti, Michelle Vanderdoes, Molly Ven- ters VP Finance, Tori Ventrone, Danielle Volanti, Heather Walker, Megan Watt, Allison Westrup, Alyson Womack, Lindsey Womack, Mehssa Yergler R ' pi 1 i m Kfis Nickname: A-D-Pi Founding Date: 1851 Founding Location: Macon, Georgia j Chapter: Iota i Date Established at FSU: 1913 Colors: Azure Blue White Symbol: Diamond Flower: Violet Mascot: Lion Annual Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Courtney Abrams, Alejandra Acosta, Lauren Adams, Kaitlyn Akos, Ansley Alvarez, Natalie Alvarez, Olivia Aman, Lauren Anderson, Erin Antonio, Kristine Ap- pel, Katie Ashley, Courtney Aufdenkampe, Beth Bachtler, Christina Barganier, Leigh Beasley, Pamela Berndt, AshJee Betros, Morgan Beucher, Sarah Bingham, sten Boehler, Anna Brasfield, Can Braun, Shannon Brockman, Rebecca Browne, Kristen BrowTie, Liz Brunson, Page Bryan, Stephanie Buckley. Shannon lUrton, Brittany Butler, Jessica Calvin, Brittany Campbell, Jasmine Camps, Lauren Canaday, JuliAnne Carrier, Hannah Christian, Candace Cone, Julianne ney, Katie Coningsby, Jordan Cooper, Allison Cory, Amanda Craig, Kaylyn Crawford Membership Education Vice President, Sarah Croteau, Julie ' unningham, Shelby Cupolo, Cathy Curry, Janey Curry, Emily Curtis, Adrienne Daniels, Alison Daubenspeck, Emily Davidson, Carolyn DeChard, Marissa tew, Rachel Dodds, Alexandra Doll, Angela Duboy, Jamie Edwards, Darla Ehlinger, Jess Eichhorn President, Jessica Elkins, Lauren Eubanks, Mary Eve- land, Kathleen Foerster, Meg Gibson, Kristina Gilchriest, Jenay Gipson, Megan Godfrey, Alexandra Golden, Kathryn Golden, Heidi Goodwiller, Anna Gorte- moller, Kiisten Grice Director of Standards and Ethics, Jeanette Gurtis, Lindsey Haddock Finance Vice President, Brittany Hales, Kathleen Harmon, ,Allic Henderson, Chloe Henry, Haley Herritt, Lindsay Hester, Claire Hildreth, Stephanie Hilliard, Anna Hoskinson, Lauren Houlberg Director of Social ' nrichment, Meagan Hudspeth, Emmy Hunt, Taylor .Jimeson, Ashley Johnson, Baily Jolley, Alexa Kaminsld, Katie Kelly, Mallory Kennedy, Kaitlin Knott, ,ibby Knowlton, Sarah Kovolaskas, Ashley Lakoskey, Erin Lee, Cassie Levris, Hope Lewis, Jessica Lodge, Amy Long, Liz Lowery, Teresa Luetkemeyer, Ash- ley Lumento, Megan MacDonnell, Shannon Mahoney, Kelly Manning, Jenni Marano, Dianna Matson, Lauren Maxwell, Kathleen McCarthy, Amanda McDon- ald, Kelly McDonald, Betsy McLendon, Sarah McNamara, Kathryn Miller, Ashley Miracle, Anne Montgomery, Liz Moore, Ann Morris, Cara Murphy. 2;ari- ella Nakamoto Recruitment Vice President, Alyssa Nicholson, Julia Noga, Marquita Nolan, Lindsay Opsahl, Jenny Parker, v shley Pollard, Katherine Posey, Gen Price, Ashley Quinlan, Mary Radcliffe, Dana Rathbun, Katie Raybum Panhellenic Delegate, Jean Reder, Alexandra Reed, Summer Reener, Ashley Richards, Luisa Rivera, Jamie Robinson, Erica Roomy, Whitney Rush, Vanna Rushing, Simone Savino, Mallory Schneider, Ellen Schnitzlein, Court- ney Scotchlas, Eselina Sepulveda, Sahmi Sheta, Michelle Shopp, Allison Suffield, Barbara Sidelnik, Tiffany Singleton, Erin Slappey, Cori Smith, Eleni Sokos, Jennifer Stabe, Lillian Stone, Lindsey Taylor, Meghan Waites, Jessica Walden Executive Vice President, Alex Walford, Caroline Walker, Whitney Weber- meier, Laura Weihe, Katherine Welbon, Kaleigh Welker, Danielle Williams, Amanda Winchip, Shea Wmdley, Brendle Wolf, Kara Wright, Chelsea Ziembko Nickname: Alpha Gam Founding Date: May 30, 1904 Founding Location: Syracuse University Chapter: Gamma Beta Date Established at FSU: 1925 Colors: Red, Buff Green Symbol: Double Rose Flower: Red and Buff Roses JMascot: Squirrel Annual Philanthropy: Diabetes Research Danielle Amason, Rachel Arbogast, Brigitte Beauchamp, Brittany Betchel, Rachel Bevitz, Courtney Bigum, Erin Brennan VP Op- erations, Danieele Boue, Tee Botchford VP Campus Relations, Courtney Booth, Rachel Brown, Michelle Campbell, Jaque Carter, Katie Cox, Trisha DeWolfe Property Coordinator, Kimberley Dupper, Jennifer Eggers, Rachel Eisenburg, Keri Ellis, Amanda Freeman, Coral Gaffhey, Jessica Gargrave VP Scholarship, Danielle Gruber, Libby Hale, Katie Handley, Cassandra Hernandez, Ashley Keifer, Christine Kelly, Megan Kuter, Alex Massey VP Finance, Stephanie Mazzatenta, Erin Mobley, Kris- tie Morrill, Lauren Mullins, Sarah Mullins, Sophia Patrenos, Amber Petche, Leslie Pipkin, Kathy Roach, Alyssa Liauw-Rodriguez, Jennifer Schroeder, Erin Smyth, Amanda Talley, Hannah Tate, Megan Terbrueggen, Sara Tooman, Caitlyn Viviano, Tar)m Vo- loshin VP Member Development, Nicole Wendl, Liz Wentworth, Becca Williamson President, Suzy Zamrik VP Recruitinent 1 BderSOM ) -. !.• i •■■■:■ . ■ ..n I. M n, . ,;,. iv,,,, ,;, „ |., .| ,. , . . . . , , : I , , ■ i, I Avnl, Sdllv German, Katie Bell, Jennie Bellone, ICasey Bilton, Christina Black. Ag Blaszczec, Kristina Bockstall, Emily Bradley, Johna Brainerd, Brittany Bres- on, Emily Bretz, Amanda Brinson, Shelley Brinton, Katie Bruce, Caroline Buechner, Jocelyn Byrne, Lindsay Caldwell, Michelle Callahan, Melissa arpenter, Cristie Castaldi, Alyese Chamey, Katie Cherubin, Kristen Chester Recruitment, Katie Chitwood, Stacie Chitwood, Rachel Cilbrith, Trinity 3ark, Ginger Coleman, Christine Comerford, Gina Conn, Nancy Corbissero, Jessica Cox, Becca Crescentini, Jamie Crirai, Ashley Crocker, Emily Ann aniel House Manager, Peyton Daniels Vice-President, Christine Davis, Sarah Davis, Rachel Derby, Elizabeth Devaul, Megan Dinsmore, Sarah ate Donnolly, Anna DuBose, fetelyn Dunn, Kelly Dunn, Kimzey Everitt, Kaylynn Fantaski, Holly Farmand, Jessica Fleming, Ali Forbes, Chelsea riddle, Jenna Gangestad, Brittany Garcia, Chelsea Garner, Christie Goss, Rachael Graham, Laura Gray, Devin Griffith, Danielle Guido, Becky Hall, |th Hanks, Kristin Hernandez, Britny Hildebrandt, Rachael Hill, Merrick Hinterscher, Micki Holmes, Missy Howard, Julia Howey, Carol Incama- ' Jackson, Leslie Janasiewicz, Kate Johnston, Emily Jones, Deseree Joson, Elyse Kaparos, Karey Keezel, Laura Kelly, Katie Kendall, Andrea Panhellenic Delegate, Sarah Lancaster, Maddie Lareau, Lacey Lindgren, Katharine Linnehan, Esther Little, Jessica Littman, Laura Liver- alley Locke, Sarah Lovingood, Dolores Luna, Neely Marquis, Jenna Marra, Becca Martin, Jillian Matern, Katie Mathews Personnel, Jessica I Merrick, Beth Messer, Danna Miller, Ashley Minich, Christa Moreland, Erin Morris, Claire Mott-Smith, Kelly Mumme, Jessica Nemer, Kelly 01- pn, Alyssa Orange, Sarah Parramore, Sarah Pilgreen, Erica Polovina, Jade Poole, Lauren Prestianni, Sonya Pu, Olivia Putnal, Charlotte Redwood, Jes- ;le, Lina Rico, Brittany Ridgeway, Jessica Rios, Ali Ritchie, Alex Ritter, Ashley Robertson, Alexandra Rodriguez, Mami Rolfes TYeasurer, osado, Ashley Rose, Ashley Ruschmeier, Bree Sandoval, Kyle Sbaratta, Alex Scala, Kadie Scofield, Shannon Scott, Ashley Seale, Amanda Ser- llen Sharp, Carrie Smith, Ryanne Smith, Tricia Smith, Whitney Snipes, Shelly Sobol, Ali Spangler, Allie Stawara, Shawn Stott, Hundley Su- Ment, Erin Sylvester, Jourdan Tanner, Sandy Teston New Member Educator, Michaela Thomas, Erin Thompson, Nicole Thorp, Jaime Secretary, Deirdre Trevett, Tabitha Trotter, Erin Vespucci, KayLeigh Vodenichar, Katie Wann, Jenny Watkin, Ally Weaver, Katherine Undsay Weber, Lisa Weber, Jo Whiddon, MaryEllen White, Kelly Wiedenbeck, Kiley Wiewel, Courtney Williams, Janna Wise, Ericka Young ickname: Chi O Founding Date April 5, 1895 Founding Location: University of Arkansas Chapter: Gamma Date Established at FSU: May 7, 1908 Colors: Cardinal Straw Symbol: Skull Cross Bones Flower: White Carnation Mascot: Owl Annual Philanthropy: SandSlam Volleyball Walk ' for Wishes 5K benefiting _ ake-A-Wish Foundation fl Chi Omega is a home comprised of phenomenal women who have high aspirations and great achieve- ments. We value those closest to us and strive to treat others with the utmost sincerity kindness. We are truly lucky to have found one another and to have discovered ourselves through Chi Omega. - Katherine Weber, President 2005-2006 MU MU MU Nickname: Tri Delta Founding Date: 1888 Founding Location: Boston University Chapter: Alpha Eta Date Established at FSU: 1916 Colors: Silver, Gold Blue Symbol: Stars and Crescent Flower: Pansy Mascot: Dolphin Annual Philanthropy: ' Reach out for Cancer Kids through sisterhood onlyfoui once m a lifetime. " - Sara King (Panhellenic Delegate) ■ Laura Acker, Sarali Ackley, Nicola Aiigelos, Taryn Baglino, Alison Baker Candra Baldwin Leigh Baron. Melanic Batdorf, Christina Bemer, Saia Bell, Enka Bend- er, Michelle Billiris, Karen Blaire, Sam Block, .Jessica Boudreaux Community Service, Anne Mane Bougan, Chelsea Cabmess, Nicole Callow VPCD. Christina Casey, Candace Marie Calmer, Caroline Christman, Stephanie Cimino, Lindsay Clarke, Jessica Cohen, Jaime Colley, Chea Conner, Trisha Conner, Caroline Connol- ly, Brooke Conzehnann, Kaitlin Conzelmann, Christin Cooper, Megan Cotrone, Tracey Crews, Jenn Cummings, Jamie Dearth Activities, Carole Doak, Misy De- maio Reference, Ashley Detweiler VP Public Relations, Carolyn DeVita VP Administration, Larissa DiFante, Lauren Dismukes, Sara Doak, Melissa Dodds President, Meghan Dowell, Kerry Dray Sponsor Chair, Rebecca Durance, Danielle Duvoisin, Courtney Everton Membership Development, Adrienne Fani, Tiffany Farreil, Kimberly Fay, Juliet Fleece, Alexandra Forbes Membership Assistant, Bonnie Gallagher, Jessica Gillespie, Hannah Gordon, Amanda Gotthelf, Christy Green Public Relations Assistant, Je.ssica Gross, Caroline Guthrie, EUzabeth Hall, Jessica Hanson, Katie Hart, Caitlin Hartman, Alyssa Hayes New Member Ed, Kadie Hendricks, Michelle Hintz, Cameron Hornsby, Genine Iffla, Margarette Johnson, Stacey Johnson, Jackie Jones, Sara King, Emily Kirkland, Lauren Kirtley, Brittany Koehn, Tara Kosinsky, Nicola Lacerenza, Amyleigh Lesseig, Natali Levine, Jessica Linick, Brittany Lucas Treasurer, Ashley Marker, Me- lissa Maro, AJta Martin, Ashely May, Emily McCabe Secretary, Megan McNulty, Niki Middlekauff, Savannah Millan, Jordan Miller, Ashley Mills, Ale.K Montal- bano House Manager, Kelly Moore, Tiffany Nara, Jessica Nelson, AUie Newman External Philanthropy Assistant, Carissa O ' Brien Continuing Educa- tion, Shaelyn O ' Hara, Allie Owens, Katey Paul Alumnae Relations, Jennifer Pawelkoski, Stacy Pearson Reference Assistant, Courtney Peck, Neka Peterson. Berkeley Poirer, Teri Powell, Maria Provenzano, Lindsay Pumpa Social Chair, Claire Pyne Chapter Correspondent, Rachel Ragan, Catie Rashbaum, Cassie Rex, Bethany Riggio, Krystle Rinberger, .Jessica Robinson, Allison Ross Risk Management, Bonnie Rushin, Diana Santovenia, Jill Schoengold, Ashley Schult, Kelsey Scott Internal Philanthropy Assistant, Heather Seligman, Julia Sharkey, Kim Simmons Academic, Jackie Singer, Anna Skelton, Brittany Smith, Courtney Smith, Jenn Sobel VP Membership. Pamela Sommers, Darrow Speyer Internal Philanthropy, Stephanie Springer, Alyssa Sponaugle New Mem- hei- Ed Assistant, Rebecca St. Remain, Natalie Stavoia, Alison Sudfeld, Janette Taman, Shelby Tatum, Jen Thomas, Laura TomaszewsW, Shea Torman, Kristen Trabulsy Sponsor Chair Assistant, Christine Vales External Philanthropy, Kathryn Walden, Jenna Walker, Meredith Wall VP Finance, Lindsay Walters, Nicole Watkins, Megan Weiss Panhellenic Representative, Callie Williford, Katelyn Winsiow, Sarah Winslow. Amanda Yoimg, Liz Yoiint, Megan Zanzinger oyaltv Michele Alamo, Dani Ahaiez, Amanda Anseeuw. Christine ; nseeuw, Kara Arendas. Rachael Bal ich, Kirn Barksdale, Jenny Bennett, Christel Blacking- ton, Jessie Blumenthal, Courtney Booker, Valerie Boyd, Ashli Boyette, Rachel Braun, Lindsay Brickey, Natahe Brigman, Ally Brown. April Brown, Lau- ren Bueker, Nikki Bums, Rosa Calibuso VP New Member Education, Megan Casey, Nicci Caton, Paige Caton, Valerie Chocron, Tori Cirillo, Mari- anne Cloutier, Daniela Cohen, Jodi Cohen, Megan Cohen, Ashley Colyer, Lindsey Colyer, Jessica Cope, Claudia Cortes, Chrissy Coyle, Kelli Crawford, Brittany Crinnp, Chrissy Cuppett, Mary Ellen Degnan, Sarah De La Cruz VP Membership, Lauren Dell. Sarah Deska, Michele DiGennaro, Shannon DiGennaro, Jenna DiGinnantonio. Jessie Duncan, Brandi Dunham, Megan Elliott. Stacey Elliot, Carmen Elortegui, Sophia Elortegui, Sara Engelhar- dt, Kiana Erick, Nicki Fleites, Stephanie Forman, Hannah Fonts, Tiffany Galloway, Courtney Gardner, An Giannis, Melissa Gonzalez, Brooke Gram- er, Lindsay Greene, Pam Guevara, Alexa Hackmeier, Rachel Hammada, Whitney Hanauer. Lisa Hayim, Taryn Heinemann, Nicole Hernandez, Astrid Hervas, Kristen Hillebrand, Melissa Hodge, Jessica Holloway VP Programming, Laura Holloway, Chelsea Imperial, Frances Jacinto, Ashley Kaplan, Kjra Kaplan, Britni Kelly, Layna Kipp, Ginny Kneski, Lauren Kraft, Olga Kutorkyna, Ashley Landman, Shelby Lane, Ashley Langley. Jen Leavy, Lauren Lebasky, Arielle LeBoulch, Jennica Lee, Leslie Lee Kee, Jenna Levy, Lindsay Lewis, Janel Light VP Foundations, Andrea Lundquist. Tara Mahtani VP Finance, Leah Maloy, Jen Marcus President, Alex Martucci, Gina Maryasis, Nicole McAlpin, Ashley Meiners, Sara Mieczkowski, Hallie Miner, Ashley Minotti, Maria Molina, Allie Murphy VP Panhellenic, Morgan Murray, Brooke Nelson VP Social Standards, Kari Nelson. Melissa Nick- erson, Megan O ' Donnell, Emily Oppel, Alyssa Panici, Megan Pendleton, Jessica Peters, Lauren Pezza, Michelle Pimienta. Brittany Porter, Alyssa Po- sar, Romy Posner, Shannon Powers. Krista Puleri, Naseem Rahman, Afton Rastatter, Alyssa Ramos. Ericka Roche. Debbie Rol nick, Sarah Rothenberg. Linnea Roy, Tiana Saccente. Jessica Sandidge, Bruna Santos, Lauren Sauer, Lindsay Saul, Brianne Savage, Maria Scacco, Amanda Scheffler, Kristin Schumann, Kelly Schwirian, Erin Sehres, Laura Sherrier, Rebecca Shroder, Danae Sims, Emily Stacker, Ashley Steffen, Kimberly Sterling, Amanda Stevens, Natalie Story, Shannon Sullivan VP Communications, Alex Twist, Tabitha Valdez, Michele Varlotta, Kim Veczko, Christina Vega, Kristen Wachholz. Mimi Wachholz, Meredith Watkins, Martha Wasp, Jaclyn Weisenbeck, Carly Weitiman, Molly Jane White, Jamie Williams, Jen Woodham Nickname: Dee Gee Founding Date: December 2, 1873 Founding Location: Oxford, Mississippi Chapter: Gamma Mu Date Established at FSU: 1951 Colors: Bronze, Pink Blue Symbol: Anchor Flower: Cream Rose Mascot: Hannah Doll Annual Philanthropy: Anchor Splash " Delta Gamma symbolizes sis- terhood. You can not hear it, nor taste it. But you can feel it one hundred times a day. It i s a pat on the back, a smile of encour- agement. We are individually unique, together complete. " -Jennifer Marcus, 2007 President Nickname: Dee Zee Founding Date: October 24, 1902 Founding Location: Miami University Chapter: Alpha Sigma Date Established at FSU: 1924 Colors: Rose Green Symbol: Lamp (Roman) Flower: Killarney Rose Mascot: Turtle Annual Philanthropy: The Greek Cup to benefit the Speech and Hearing Impaired Pia Andree, Jennette Baker, Jessica Baratta, Alyse Barg, Samantha Baron, Blau Belknap. Rachel Birnbaum, Wendy Bertram, Kristm Bodin, Saman- tha Branda, Jennifer Broemeling President, Jessica Brown, Brooke Budner, Amanda Buigas, Jennifer Bull VP of Membership, Sarah Bur- gess, Kelly Carr, Caitlin Cassidy, Kerri Caudill, Lauren Cermak, Courteney Collins, Rebecca Cook, Alison Crandall, Heather Daglian, Elisabeth Dauer, Carissa DeMaria, Allison Depatie, Christina DeSantis, Danielle Diez, Ashley Dlugokiensld, Kaite Dlugokienski VP ofNeiv Member Edu- cation, Mary Drennan, Eva Dukes, Ann-Marie Dungan, Brittany Durant, Lindsay Durant, Laura Edridge, Lindsey Elliott, Chelsea Embrey, Chelsea Emons, Paige Fernandez Academics, Jennifer Ferrara, Raquel Fleming, Katelyn Fortier, Brittany Froelich, Lauren Gerena, Kelly Glasco Secre- tary, Lisa Gluckstern, Brittany Guthrie, Kari Gonthier, Emily Hall, Natalie Harris, Samantha Hartsfield, Amy Hennarichs, Aubrey Heyser, Bailey Hild, Heather Holers, Rachel Impink, Tiffany Johnson, Jennifer Kapatian, Mary Kaylor, Kristyn Kellogg, Jenna Kopp, Allison Krebs, Chelsea Kwo- ka, Lindsay Lake, Ashley Larr, Maressa Levy, Yolando Lorenzo, Andrea Loveless, Elizabeth MacWhirter, Lacey Maffettone, Christina Mallory, Kelly Martella, Kathleen Massolio, Alyson Matthews, AUie Mattice, Kara McCafferty Treasurer, Callie McClendon, Julie McGee, Laurel Means, Lydia Medeiros, Stephanie Menzo, Regina Mincberg, Becky Moczydlowski, Amanda Moodie, Holly Morcom, Jennifer O ' Brien, Christina Oyarzun, Lau- ren Palumbo, Meredith Pishkur, Kimberly Poling, Alecia Pollina, Jennifer Price, Michelle Price, Desire Rescigno, Alyse Robison, Amanda Robocker, Danielle Rosero, Mica Rosier, Brie Rush, Brittney Rush, Nicole Santander, Amanda Satterfield, Kimberly Satterifield, Elizabeth Schardt, Kristin Schroeder, Alyse Schultz, Brittany Smith Risk Management, Jessica Smith, Nicole Spencer, Katherine Stafford, Addison Starnes, Elizabeth Stick- elmaier, Heather Strickland, Natalie Strother, Rachel Sutton House Manager, Stephanie Toelken, Gina Tragos, Kristina Uribarri VP of Program- ming, Alexandra Venezia, Christine Warren, Lauren Watson, Lindsey Watson, Emily Watt, Nathalie Watzinger, Michelle Wein, Whitney Yando mmmmmmmmmm Janieile When NiC ninistrative VP, EaajWB ' WSffitnson, jessMS ueiBS af issw wjacicweu. jajj , janielle BndRwater Jenni Broph 2006 Lducation VP AIili i Br uii Coi i ' ii(. 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" iu W ] ) nv 006 President Mciivsa Miliums ■ !,hk ildt 7tn itlfol BrSl Gamma Phi or G-Phi-B Founding Date: November ii, 1874 Founding Location: Sjracuse University Chapter: Beta Mu Date Established at FSU: 1950 Colors: Midnight Blue Silver Symbol: Crescent Moon JFlower: Pink Carnation I Mascot: White Seal Annual Philanthropy: ecial Camping for Girls -(CampfirejLJ 4 " I always thought the idea of a [fam- ily awayji ' om home ' is tacky, hut it ' s real. The ladies of Gamma Phi Beta have made me sometimes wish it wasn ' t just our common pledge to and similar interest in our sorority that held us together. I cherish my sisters and all the memories we cre- ate together. I love my family away from home, Gamma Phi Beta! " — — 1 -Randal Trinidad, 2007 President Nickname: Kappa Founding Date: October 13, 1870 Founding Location: Monmouth College Chapter: Epsilon Zeta Date Established at FSU: 1961 Colors: Dark Light Blue Symbol: Key Flower: Fleur-de-lis (Iris) Mascot: Owl Annual Philanthropy; Reading is Fundamental (R.I.F.) " Being a part of Kappa is more than being part of a social net- work. It ' s knowing that no matterl what I face I ' ll always have a sister by my side, someone to lean ; on or a shoulder to cry on. " -Sarah-Cate Lyon, 2007 Recording Secretary Lauren Altman, Melissa Alvarado, Libby Avery, Ruth Baffa, Cait Ballback, Samantha Barnes, Nikki Baxley, Breeann Baz, Erin Blakeslee Neiv Mem- ber, Courtney Block VP of Academic Excellence, Celeste Block, Jessica Boudreaux, Ashley Bowman Event, Emily Brandewie, Kelly Brosnan, Anna Buber, Becca Burton, Katie Caravello, Lauren Carrier Public Relations, Sarah Carson, Christina Carter, Lisa Cartel, Kathenne demons, Cori Cole, Natalie Collins, Robyn Collins, Lauren Cowman, Katie Eiden, Jade Eppelheimer, Katie Erba, Rachel Espmosa, Marie Evans, Kim Feinzil- burg, Mychael Fenlon, Lindsey Goodson House, Sarali Gorman, Catherine Guarisco, Sarah Gwin, Sarah Harper, Megan Harre, Miranda Harri- son-Quillin Marshall, Jennifer Haskin, Kim Haskins, Jessica Hathaway, Sjanna Henderson, Blake Herter, Jenny Cate Hodil, Wendy Hoffaan, Hillary Horton, Alison Huffaker, Lauren Husted, Kaleigh Imbriale, Brittany Jonap, Ari Jendro, Sarah Jenkins VP of Standards, Amanda Kapeta- nakos, Ehzabeth Karow, Brittney Kiersted, .%nanda Kocher, yVndrea Kress, Jamie Lardner. Kate Lazar, Kiisten Levy, Erika Lewis, Caitlin Lewis Ed- ucation, Christina Lombardo, Sara Long, Melody Lovin, Sarah Lyon Recording Secretary, Lily McCall Philanthropy, Meghan McCleod, Cait- lin McTieman, Marina MacVicar, Jackie Marks Assistant Treasurer, Mallory Maslar, Hannah Massing, Alexa Matz, Sarah McHugh, Hailey Mello Membership, Jennifer Meredith, Erin Miller, Lauren Mion, Melissa Moss, Alicia Norton, Alyson Odom, Allison Ohlinger, Elizabeth Os- bourne, Stephanie Padro Risk Management, Rebecca Poison, Nicole Remele Corresponding Secretary, Elizabeth Rodriguez President, Bethany Romzick, Jessica Roth, Jennie Rudikoff, Emily Ruse, Kan Sanner, Tess Scoggin, Mehnda Sconyers, Jai Scurlock, Alexandria Searcy, Rristen Sims, Tiffany Smith, Rachel Sparks Panhellenic, Joanna Stein Treasurer. Melissa Stine, Laura Switch, Dana Teller, Emily Thompson Regis- trar, Erika Torres, Jamie Ulmer, Natalie Upshaw, Jackie Velardo, Amanda Venieri, Amanda Walker, Laura Watkewch, Melissa Weiler, Amberly Wenrich, Havely White, Amanda Whitelaw, Danielle Wilson VP of Organization, Amber Withrow, Lindsay Wood, Kaitlin Woods, Christina Yost lEnta Man Jamit Alvin, Damtllc ]!tn, .AJama ' indiews Krihten Antnnello, Kclh Baile , Jamie BaJliiu, Noha Baltac;i, Jenn Bi onj, Man Borland, Brit- Ftanj Bove, Knsttn Bowlii, Amanda Bicwci, Lisa Bridge Rathel Butt, Ah Brcokas, Julia Brunei, Undsej Broner, Joey Brust, Manuka Biitta, Katelea Biirkhart, Sydney Burns, Michelle Cabrera, Ali Cacciatore, Kristen Callaway Brittany Camper, Celina Cavanagh, Lauren Cernuto, Jill Chandler, Sarah Chiumento VP Membership, Hale Chumbler, Kiley Clark, Eleanor Coe. EmiK Coffee. Ashley Cozzo, Dana Dagostino, Lindsey Da -is, Sharma Derby, Noel Doglione Treasurer, Julianne Dreyer, Kariann Dunphy, Ashley Dutko, Lauren Eden, Lindsay Einsiedel- White, Katie Ellinger, Ashley Elliott, Mad- eline Ermooth, Sarah Estes, Allison Evans, Bentley Famell. Becca Faulkner, Ali Ferrell, Mary-Catherine Fleck, Tricia Forbes, Stacey French, Sarah Gall, Stcphy Gamez, Erica Garrish, Jen Gawria, Maiy Giovannelli, Kelly Gomez, Christy Gray VP Operations, Kate Gnietzmacher, Kelly Grunderman, Katie Gudiatis, Emily Guilford, Alex Haddad VP Standards, Trish Halcus, Hannah Ha!!, Emily Hardiman, Kait Hardiraan, Katie Henry, Uza Hillier, Brandi Holmes, .Ashley Huffman, Margaret Hughes, Caroline Hunter, Caitlin Hutsell. Tara Hyiies, Jen Jacob President, Alexa Jaksec, AsHey James, Jessica Jamk, Julia Johnson, Leah Johnson, Becky Jones, hy Jordan, Megan Keenan, Brittany Keiffer, Shante! Klilief, Kaitlin Kiely, Kandace Kirk, Beth Kirkland, Li? Krupilis, Margo Land, Kat Legenhausen, Ali Liby, , ' Mina Llerandi, Leshe Loquist, Andi Ixiwery, Lauren Luongo VP Public Relations, Brie Lyons, Ah Madden, Kristen Malnasi, Kathleen Manning, Kristina Martin, Michelle Matteis, Susan May, Chri.stlna Maz a, Madehne McCarthy, Sarah Ashley Mc- Clelland, Dani Melendy, Sara Messina, Emoiy Mikell, Melissa Mihtano, Kaylj-nn Monroe, I auren Montali, Melissa Montee, Tyler Moore, Brooke O ' Brien, Mykal O ' Shea, Laura Owens, Amanda Farrino, Anna Petisco, Brittany Poland, Mckinley Powell, Cair Reichle, Kelly Renaker, Abby Robinson, .A.ndrea Robinson, Lauren Rose, Raina Rosiek, Kerri Rourke, Sarah Rupp, Laura Sands, Kali Schildecker, Suzanne Schloot, Brooke SchhoU, Wfiitney Schuck, Jenna Scott, Lauren Searcy VP Member Education, Jamie Searfoss, Nikki Shcehan, Jen Shirley, Kristen Sieja, Sia Sigmund, Jaimi St. John, Brittany Stahl Secretary, Susanne Stansell, Ashley Stanton, Kasey Stephenson, Mindi Stuart, Katie Sunner, Sarah Talamonti, Kacey Taylor, Allison Treadway, Amy Tulley , Jamey Tumei , Stephanie Uti oska, I Jiira Vest, Jamie V ' ogter, Lauren Voorhees, Knsteu Waddell, Lauren Waller, Knsten Weeks Panhellenic Delegate, MacKenzie Weeks, Julia Welch, Jesse Wente, Coley Westerburg, Jacl}n W e ranch Anna Whiddon Katie Williams, Heidi Wilson, Carohne Winters, Man Wisdom, Kathenne Witte, Chelsea Wolfe, Jen Wood, Lindsa-v Wood Jenmf.-i Wooten, Saiah Wnght Melissa Yanovitch, Rachel Zipper Nickname: KD Founding Date: October 2.3, 1897 Founding Location: Longwood College Chapter: Kappa Alpha Date Established at FSU: 1904 Colors: Pearl White Olive Green Symb ol: Nautilus Shell Flower: White Rose Mascot: Teddy Bear Annual Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America and Children ' s Home Society " Throughout my years at Florida State, Kappa Delta has come to mean so much more than just a sorority. Not only have I experi- enced many amazing opportimities that will no double better my future, but I have made bonds with outstanding women that will last a lifetime. Fr-om screaming for the Seminoles at the top of our lungs on game days, to a beautifid smile whenever we meet, my sisters enrich my life everyday. I am proud to call myself a KD Lady; and as I leave Tallahas- see, I will go diploma in hand, KD in heart. " - Caitlin Hutsell .jm p W p Nickname: Pi Phi Founding Date: April 28, 1867 Founding Location: Monmouth, llhnois Chapter: Florida Beta Date Established at FSU: 1921 Colors: ine Silver Blue Jymbol: Arrow Flower: Wine Carnation Mascot: Angel Annual Philanthropy: Lrrowmont School of Arts Pi Phi IS just like home. It is comfortable, intimate, and full of warmth. Pi Phi is a commitment but one that will stand by you during your highs and your lows. Life is all about going through the motions and going through life saying that you were a Pi Phi is one motion that you will not want to breeze through. Pi Phi is love. - Stevon .H( ' hwart7.pnhp.rfip.r Kim Allan VP Event fiarming, Tiffany Man, Kristel AJumpe, Gabl Alvarez, Nicole Aiide, Maggie iVnnis, Britt Athey, Holly Balogh, Caroline Barker, Ali Barrett, Meghan Barrett, Kristen Barton, Kelly Bell, Betsy Bellamy, Leah Binneveld, Jessica Bridges, Haley Brumfield, Mycah Bullard, Bridget Burban, Hal- : ey Byfieid, Katie Byrne, Kristen Carter, Gina Caruso, Dana Castle, JenChishoim, Ashley Choen, Alex Conner, Soay Corbett, Caitlirj Crocker. ,Iulie Dangler. ;;©ainille Davie, Meghan Davis, Ali Deaux, Lauren Denson, Catherine Dodd, Katie Donoftio, Alyson Dunn, Emily Dunn, Sarah Durham, Catherine Earp, Jen- :;; iler Ef stathion, Catherine Evans, Brittany Fann, Adxienne Fanti, Annie Fry, Lind.say Gans, Krista Gartley, Lacy Gautier, Kyle Gay, Amanda Gerhardt VP f mternity Development, Mi Ginn, Leah Ginn, Ally Giovanini, Emily Grant Maggie Grant, Tammy Grimason,Aiihle ' Gmbbs. Katie Onmthal, Melanie riiSiindling, Catherine Hards, Alex Harris President, Carlyn Harris, Emily Harrison, Lauren Hatz, Corrine Heery, Christa Hennig VP Administration, Cl ra Hertel, Megan Hochan, Rachel Jacobs, Sara Jans, Caitlin Jenkins, Roya Kalaghachi, Samantha Kaparos, Katy Keene, Ken Keene, Danielle Keeven, IKattie Klein, Kristin Keep, Britt Krieger VP Member Development, AsHey Kuehl, Laura Lapaz, Suzanne I.4ursou, Mallory LeBlanc VP Hnance, Hayley gjewis, Laurie Lichtman. Anne Llttlejota, Holly Lynch, Usa Mahshie, Kristen Majchet, Amanda Malik Katie Maloney , Trade Mandrup-Poulsen, Lindsay i: ' |lartin, Marissa Marzano, Haley McCahe VP Memberslup, toiren McCartney, Brett McIlMrain, Kaitlin Midnet, Brittany Mitchell Abbey Moore, Katie sl oore, Mairin Moore, Kristen O ' Connell, Maty Ogteby, Caitlin Ott, Eniily Ott Katie Panzo, Cody Paradise, Taylor Parks, Taylor Peacock, Kelly Phelps, Lau- SSen Pickett, Laura Potchen, Leigh Anne Proctor, Kalherine Rafferty, Kristen Rafferty, Alina Saspovic, Brittany Reeves, Gabrielle Rey, Caroline Robinson, S mmy Roche, Hilary Roddenberry, Meggie Rudnic, Jenna Sanders, Alex Sardarian, Nicole Sehaller, Joanna Schneider, Kendall Schulte, Melissa Sehulte, SSfevan Schwartzeiiberger W Communieations, Kristin Shaeffer, Jessie Silverman, Leo Sink, Marie Sirounis, Law Slagsvol, Karia Smith, Taylor Smith, i ' Sabby Soriano, Traci Stillman, Christine Sum VP Philanthropy , Carlee Sweatt, Jamie Talpalar, Kyrie Thonws, Shannon Thomp.son, Whitney Tizzano, iSeiather Toombs, Kristin Totake, Maria Valenti, Alena Vandenverf, Dana Vettel. Kim Vollenweider, Whitney Welch, Regina Westrick, Amanda Wether- liigton. Harper Whitten, JacljTi Widi, Lindsey Wilken, Carolyn Will, Amelia Williams, Leah Willis, MC Willis, Lake Wilson, Baylor Young, Stephanie Zack Rebecca Ackerman, Martina Alfonso, Whitney Applelrouth Standards Chair, Christina Archer, Sarah Baczewski, Shlomit Benartz) ' , Geri Bernard, Debra Bogdanoff, Erin Borer, Ashley Brasile VP New Member Education, Amanda Brown, Jennifer Brown, Dana Burton VP Recruitment, Staci Burton, Maura Callahan, Sarah Cannistra, Katie Carey, Cristina Casciato, Ashley Caven, Dana Chinitz, Rebecca Cobo, Julie Cosio. Danielle Cohen, Kim Crossen, Kassi Dadufalza, Christina Dempsey, Ashleigh Durocher, Emily Echols, Lauren Feffer, Lindsey Fields, Jilian Firestone, Keri Fischer, Erica Flores, Jenna Forrest, Amy Freedman, Anne Cause, Meghan Gibson VP External, Missy Gierach, Ainsley Gilmurray, Jeri Ginsburg, Mallory Goldfarb, Melissa Goldman, Ah Gordon, Ashley Guyer, Rachel Hammer, Laura Hammock, Alexandra Hancock VP Finance, Deidre Harrison, Tiffany Hayes, Michelle Heim, Sami Hodz, Erica Kasten, Samantha Katz, Amy Kelly, Natalie King, Becca Korda, Laura Kowalski, Allison Lazarus, Danielle Levens, Sarah Levrant, Anne Lutin, Melody Mann, Ashley Meador, Liz Meek, Charlotte Merritt, Alii Miller, Lindsay Momyer, Kristin Moses VP Scholarship, Kristy Mylott, Katie Nachman VP Social, Jessica Nilsson, Chrissy Nowacki, Shannon O ' Neil, Meredith Owens VP Panhellenic, Mabel Perez President, Whitney Prall, Stacee Reich VP House and Risk Management, liana Rosen, Danielle Sanislow, Kristen Sarra, Carrie Schaub. Rachel Schemer, Danielle Sch- neider, Erica Selbst, Audrey Shabty, Maddie Sharp, Lena Sifen, Kara Sirois, Jennifer Specter, Alex Stoecker, Stephanie Strauss, Katie Tawney, Amanda ' fheodossiades, Katie Tooma, Carly Toth, Stephanie Tronnes, Elani Tuchman, Nicole Tucker, Brittany Watson, Ashley Weatherstone, Stephanie Weis- bein VP Communication, Marisa Weissman VP Internal, Lauren Westenberger, Lindsey White, Meredith Whiteman, Cami Wisher, Faun Yordon Nickname: Sig-Delt Founding Date: March 25, 1917 Founding Location: Cornell University Chapter: Gamma Lambda Colors: Cafe Au Lait Old Blue Symbol: Torch Flower: Golden Tea Rose Mascot: Teddy Bear Annual Philanthropy: War of the Roses " Sigma Delta Tau is a home for over a hundred girls who can call each other " sister " and truly mean it " -Rebecca Ackerman, 2006 President Nickname: Zeta Founding Date: October 15, 1898 Founding Location: Farmville, VA Chapter: Beta Gamma Date Established at FSU: December 18, 1924 Colors: Steel Gray Turquoise Blue Symbol: 5-pointed crown Flower: Wliite Violet Mascot: Bunny Annual Philanthropy: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmemmmmmmmmm Amanda Adams, Jennifer Adams, Amy Adcock, Katie Annis, Alex Arfman, Erin Atteberry, Brittany Bailey, Chelsea Barker, Meagan Barrett, Allison Beneven- to, Jamie Berkowicz, Chelsea Birman, Kelly Bleakley, Caitlin Bleich, Abby Bloom, RobjTi Blum, Caroline Bonvouloir, Courtney Brewer, Brittney Brock, Amy Bronston, Amanda Brooks, Sarah Bryant, Megan Bubalo, Leslie Burch, Christi Burnett, Jess Bush, Chelsea Campbell, Noel Carlson, Tina Castillo, Er- ica Christiansen, Staci Columbus, Lauren Combs, Cristina Conciatori, Melissa Cone, Shannon Cook, Brittnie Cotilla, Jen Cotzin, Margaret Cranford, Chel- sea D ' Hemecourt, Deanna Deaton, Alexis Del Prete, Jill Delardo, April Derrickson, Jeanette Diaz, Danielle Dioguardi, Kelly Dunn, Karley Eldridge, Aman- da Erpenbeck Treasurer, Whitney Fairfax, Michelle Feller, Sara Ferguson, Nicole Ferlita, Noelle Fernandez, Tammy Feuer, Allison Fleckner, Jaymie Frappier, Ali Freeman, Tara Fries, Katie Furtick, Kat Gandeza, Tia Garavuuso, Lindsay Gardner, Lauren Genduso, Ellen Germuska President, Danielle Goeller, Alison Goldwasser, Mallory Goldwasser, Samantha Goldwasser, Jovanna Gomez, Alex Gramatikas, Stephanie Graves, Jessica Halnon, Elisabeth Hayes, Britt Hegh, Bethany Hemphill, Kimberly Hemphill, Ashley Hewlett, Kiki Higgins, Falon Hirschman, Molly Hogwood, Courtney Hubbard, Jenna Hudson, Justine Inman, Natalie Inman, Ally Jakusovas, Michelle Jimenez, Jenna Jones, Lauren Jones, Amanda Jungles, Katie Keegan, Courtney Keenan , Ashley Kerns Scholarship, Amy Key, Andy Kirkpatrick, Kyla Meban Panhellenic Delegate, Betsy Knab, Allie Kranick, Katie Lamphier, Whittney Laws, Kristen Ledbetter, Sarah Leist Secretary, Ally Lipp, Anelena Longhi, Melanie Lott, Laurie Malfa, Ellen Manry, Claire Martin, Amanda McCoy, Molly Menke, Kristen Mitchell, Amanda Molter, Cariy Moore, Samantha Moore, Megan Mustian, Vy Nguyen, Meredith Nichols, Stacy Nichols, Katrina Oliphant, Emily Pensy, Alison Pfeifer, Courtney Pfeifer, Jessica Porter, Nicole Prieto, Kyle Prince, Stacy Lynn Ptacek, Marybeth Reed, Erin Regan, Jackie Reinhard Ritual, Leah Rifkin, Andra Rivera, Meagan Roberts, Jackie Roether, Alison Romanowicz, Daryl Rubin, Alhe Rybak, Jessica Schepp, Courtney Schulis, Sophia Sclafani Historian, Maggie Shealy, Kara Sidman, Lauren Simpson, Lacey Sites, Heather Smith, Jessica Smith, Sam Smith, AJessia Solari, Lyndsi Stafford, Nikki Stewart New Member Educator, Erika Sugar, Amanda Sutton, Jessica Tanca, Aubrey Terry, Traci Timmons, Tricia Thomas, Mallory Tucker, Allie Truax, Tania Vadell, Claire Vasterling, Abbie Waxman, Sara Weil Membership, Katie Waeghe, Hayley Ward Vice President, Grace Weatherford, Emily Wells, Meghan Whaley, Jess Whiteman, Mari Beth Wise, Raena Wright, Salhe Wooten, Lindsey Young, Christine Zombakis slsterho ' panhellenic association i CO w l i p feW ALL INFORMATION WAS REQUESTED BY THE GREEK LIFE EDITOR OF EACH ORGANIZTION. IT WAS THE ORGANIZATION ' S RESPONSIBLITY TO SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED MATERIALS BY THE GIVEN DEADLINE. The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is an assembly of nine African American Greek letter organizations. This collection of fraternities and sorori- ties refer to each other as the " Divine 9 " . The organizations making up this body are Kappa Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Sigma Gam- ma Rho, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, lota Phi Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Alpha Phi Alpha. Each organization functions separately having an official week during the fall or spring semester. Along with the exciting events in the respective weeks organizations within the NPHC always include seminars and usually at least one community service event. As a collective body the NPHC also has its own official week of events. Dur- ing September this year the annual NPHC week was held. One of the main events during the week was a Family Feud game show hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi on Thursday night. This event consisted of two mixed fraternity so- rority teams with members from each organization. The winner from this pair then faced a team from the audience. Two other events In the week were the stroll off which took place that Friday, and a party at the State Room on Saturday night (Union Ballroom). The stroll off was a competition within the NPHC to see who has the best strolls. Strolls are organized dances that take place in a forward moving line. Although on this occasion strolls were done in a head to head battle. On Saturday morning of the week the council hosted a campus clean up community service. Vari- ous members of the organizations joined together to clean up trash on Florida State ' s campus. The State Room party which took place Saturday night was a fundraiser for Extravaganza (Extrav), which is the NPHC ' s major annual step show that will take place in January at Ruby Diamond Auditorium. This step show is actu- ally a huge philanthropy that donates over one thousand dollars to a charity of the councils choosing. Although the organizations also have an incentive to step since the first place fraternity and sorority each get $1,000. The National Pan-Hellenic Council has numerous activities and philanthropies as a whole although its general purpose is just to instill unity between the Greek organiza- tions that make up the " Divine 9 " . By Kenneth Peeie ii! nstill unity President Ashlee K. Thomas Vice President Chaz Davis Secretary Xion Lester Treasurer Donte Riddick Chief Justice Larry Green, Jr. Historian Louis Y. Valsaint President Donte Riddick Vice President Asha Brewer Chief Justice Chaz Davis Historian Vicent Adejumo Public Relations Tiffany WiUiams ■ ' Wtt IIB KI S Wii Xj» na " Op. f , yy " OR. y, mmmmi scend .-1 i [ickname: Alpha founding Date: )ecember 4, 1906 Chapter: Iota Delta Date Established at FSU: April 5, 1974 Colors: Black Old Gold Flower: Yellow Rose Annual iJPhilanthropy: March of Dimes " First of AU, Servants of All, We shall transcend All. " Keith Bonds, Mai ' viti Brown, Christopher Coleman, CfiiTord Counts Financial Secretajy Chdptaiii iaTKO Dart President, Pierre Desrosiers, Ravel Dupitun, Chjistopher Evans, Joshua Fuller Correspondence Secretarypi George Sergeant at Arms, Kourtney Halm Parliamentarian, Philip Lawi ' eace Recording Secretary, ' VyveW ry, Mortin Reese, Samuel Richards Pi ' esident, Donte Riddick, Victor Smith, Brian Spells Treasurer, Dam ' l Wa -Alpha Phi Alpha Nickname: Delta Founding Date: January 13, 1913 Chapter: Kappa Epsilon Date Established at FSU: May 24, 1973 Colors: Crimson Creme Symbol: Elephant Flower: African Violet Annual Philanthropy: Habitat for Humanity Arielle Ball, Tiara J. Ball Financial Secretary, Juana Bethel, Arlease Brady President, Asha Brewer Chaplain, Jade Butler Parliamentarian, Chanel Drummond Corresponding Secretary, Alteasha Ervin, Allison Hamilton, Chevonne James Trea- surer, Sophia Johnson Recording Secretary, Terrin Jones, Latoya Legree, Xion Lester, Charlaine Loriston ist Vice President, Vasti Marcelo 2nd Vice President, Kiesha Moodie, Cindy Motta, Chardea Murray, Antoinette Powell, Marsha Robinson, Tamisha Wood Sergeant-at-Arms " The sisterhood that membership in the Hardworking Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. afforded me the opportunity of meeting, getting to know, growing, accepting and ultimately loving so many beautiful young women of color who were so much like me yet so dif- ferent from me. In meant the rare opportu- nity of true introspection through the eyes of sisters who love you and who share the common goal of bettering themselves, their communities, and their world through ser- vice, scholarship, and sisterhood. " - Taeyjuana Curry 0 rm-mnTU t Nickname: SGRho Founding Date: November 12, 1922 Chapter: Epsilon Delta Date Established at FSU: December 12, 1972 Colors: Royal Blue Gold Symbol: French Poodle Flower: Yellow Tea Rose Annual Philanthropy: Rejesta V. Perry, Birthright Program " Greater service. Greater progress. " Sigma Gamma Rho Motto Ashley Holloway President, Lauren White Vice President, Cheron McKinnie Secretary and Treasurer, Lauren White Historian national pan-hellenic council ■M 00 CO ALL INFORMATION WAS REQUESTED BY THE GREEK LIFE EDITOR OF EACH ORGANIZTION. IT WAS THE ORGANIZATION ' S RESPONSIBLITY TO SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED MATERIALS BY THE GIVEN DEADLINE. President Chris Lopez Executive Vice President Chris Ellett Administrative Vice President Trevor Hague Vice President of Finances James Walter Doyle Secretary Chris Thackston Director of Public Relations Lance Stahlman VP of Membership Jordan Yates President Ray Polo Executive Vice President David Wesley Administrative Vice President Brandon Antoskow Vice President of Finances I Jared Roche Secretary ChadCorbitt — 1 i Vice President of Public Relations Nick Boivin VP of Membership Henry Emerson The very idea of a fraternity has attracted attention of young men for years. It has been portrayed in different lights by nnovies and television shows. The most notable of these is probably the slightly exaggerated depiction of Delta Tau Chi in Animal House, which is not a real Greek orga- nization. Nevertheless, the images on the big screen and television tend to omit certain aspects of fraternal life that are the glue ultimately holding every fraternity together. Leave it to Hollywood. After all, who wants to watch a movie based on 80 fraternity guys doing community service? Fraternities have so much to offer any young man. The first fraternities were founded on brotherhood derived from super ordinate goals. For ex- ample, " Standing behind certain ideals and similar beliefs instills a sense of camaraderie in most people. " The idea behind wearing Greek letters is exactly this: to create a bond that will carry through and beyond the college years. Friendship, chivalry, and service are just some of the ideals fraternities use to do this. This sense of camaraderie continues in intramural sports where the organization of fraternity life and the support of individuals come together. Here at Florida State, fraternal intramural athletics have provided some of the best competition this campus has to offer in just about every sport available. A host of great high school athletes have found homes in both the Greek community and the intramural field simultaneously. Fraternities, not only here at Florida State but throughout the country, house some of America ' s brightest minds and leaders. Here at FSU, the vice president of the student body was fraternity affiliated along with several members of the student senate. Even last year ' s Homecoming King was a fraternity man. Scholastically speaking, Greeks have a higher graduation rate than non-Greeks. Also, 76% of congress and 85% of fortune 500 company executives are Greek affiliated. This is a testament to the leadership skills and staying power the Greek system can provide. Lead- ership, working with others, and problem-solving are all things fraternities seek to instill in young men today. Furthermore, students involved in fraternity life are more closely tied to their school and its campus through numerous events such as FSU Home- coming, during which every fraternity and sorority are paired up to show their school spirit by building floats for the Homecoming Parade, creating a skit bursting with pride, or by creating a banner to hang in the Union that shows love for the University. In addition to Homecoming, there is also Dance Marathon, which is the largest run student philanthropy here at FSU. Every year, it consistently raises dollar amounts in the hundred of thousands for Shands Children ' s Hospital, Children ' s Miracle Network, and the Florida State University School of Medicine. The service to the community doesn ' t stop there. Most fraternities here at Florida State University have a charity to whom they donate funds to by setting up and running their own philanthropies every year. These philanthropies are the product of countless hours of canning before football games, asking for donations from local businesses, and overall campus fundraising and awareness. Being an active and contributing part of the community, you live in is a very large part of fraternity life and being a fraternity man. it ' s no surpnse that over $100,000 a year is brought from Greek life philanthropy ' s alone. Being a fraternity man has a way of driving home how important it is to be involved with the school and community. Above all, it makes it so everyone has the potential to do so. With so much to offer today ' s students, fraternity life continues to be a major functioning part of any college campus, providing young men with the friends and leadership skills that will last a life time. maraderie hi thm. interfraternity council k yvy 3 my kife ep5f n M yvy niyu ALL INFORMATION WAS REQUESTED BY THE GREEK LIFE EDITOR OF EACH ORGANIZTION. IT WAS THE ORGANIZATION ' S RESPONSIBLITY TO SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED MATERLA.LS BY THE GIVEN DEADLINE. c U Ep4tlf n Nickname: AEPi Founding Date: November 7, 1913 Founding Location: New York University Chapter: Phi Tau Date Established at FSU: November 10, 1968 Colors: Gold Blue Symbol: A Lion Rampant Annual Philanthropy: Greek Idol " never thought coming to col- lege I would meet such great guys as the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi. My time at FSU is been unforgettable because of my fraternity and it has made me into the man I am today. I am AEPi until I die. " Brett Howard Matt Applebaum, Julius Arguez, Joey Blattman, Jordan Blumenthal, Michael Chucker, Gabe Enslein, Nick Farber President, James Finder, Ben Fisch, Matt Flashenburg, Michael Forrestor, Brian Ginsberg, Brian Gold, Danny Goldberg, Chris Graham Vice President, David Hoffman, Brett Howard, Ben Kauffman Sentinel, Richard Harris Kaufman, Adam Kaye, Cory Kinigs- berg, David Klitzner, Zachary Kring, Eric LeWinter, Zachety Marder, Daniel Mirtenbaum, Adam Neiberg, Andrew Neiberg, Jon Ozner Secretary, Andrew Panos, Austin Adam Peel, Doug Ponczek, Matt Rogoff, Axon Rudmen, Max Schneider, Corey Sch- neiderman, Brian Seidel, Randy Shaw, Matt Shechter Pledge Msater, David Silver Tresuerer, Andrew Sisisky, Noah Solomon, Shachar Spiegal, Zach Stein, Eric Steinlauf, Josh Strauch, Scott Thaler, Brian Treiser, Jake Volpe, Zach Weinberg, Luke Williams Nickname: ATO Founding Date: September ii, 1865 Founding Location: Virginia Military Institute Chapter: Epsilon Sigma Date Established at FSU: March 5, 1949 Colors: Old Gold Sky Blue Symbol: Maltese Cross Flower: White Tea Rose Mascot: Bullfrog Annual Philanthropy: Taunted House Keith Armstrong, Kyle Armstrong Philanthropy Chair, Jason Atlass, Brian Baar, Eric Bach, Douglas Barber, Brad Barrington, Mark Bell, Garrett Boles, Jacob Burky, Tyler Carter, Frank Ciliirso, Kevin Connolly, Nick Corirossi, Charles Cristin Treasurer, Diego Cuenca Vice President, Patrick Davison, Drew Dicus, Joshua Diekmann, Bradley Edgell, Preston Ficquette, Lucas Ford, Christopher Forst, Matthew Giddings, Michael Gocklin, Stefan Gruber, Scott Haber, Christopher Hoertz, Eric Imshaug, Eric Ja- cobs, Douglas Johnson Historian, David Joseph, Micah Ketchel, Jaime Lalinde, Leciel Lowery, Tyler Manis, Justin McGurrin Secretary, Trenton Mills, Matthew Morley, Zachary Morris, lUian Moshe-Romano, Tyler Myer, Jeffrey Myers Scribe, Daniel Ocon, Zachry Perry, Jeffrey Prashaw, Joshua Price, Phillip Price, Tyler Randall, David Reddick, Darcy Reeves, Bo Rhonehouse President, Christopher Ricci, Charles Rogers, Douglas Saunders, Bret Sidelinger, Rajdeep Singh, Nick Stoddard, Michael Wolfel New Members: John Allbritton, Richie Allen, Alex Barrett, ElHot Bernard, Dale Bernier, Forrest Braziel, Mike Brown, Da- vid Cristian, Andrew Crites, Zach Daniels, Stephen Dietz, Jon Dinsmore, Patrick Donohe, Brian Dwyer, Justin Fletcher, Josh Gallner, Zach Garbers, Philip Gigstad, Nick Goss, Blake Griffis, Shane Hodson, Scott Lowrj ' , Dar ' l Marcum, Kevin Miles, Brian Moramba, Cullen Morris, Andrew Mudge, RJ Nacarato, Cody Noblin, Mark Parisi, Matthew Preudhomme, Jason Richards, Greg Robes, Nick Roman, Ryan Roseskranz, Aviv Shuber, Jason Silvestre, Martin Skol, Nick Smith, David Swan- sen, Andy Sweatt, Daniel Treese, Steve Walker, David Williams, Ryan Williamson, Alex Wilson, Matt Yeager, Troy Zielasko bunding Date: December 24, 1824 Founding Location: Princeton University Chapter: Nu Delta Date Established at FSU: February 16, 1968 Colors: Scarlet Blue Annual Philanthropy: CM Phi Overhead Smash Nick Abrahams, Derek Allen, Michael Bloch Treasurer, Brent Butrym, Andrew Chandler, John Cockbum, Matt Dagen, Aiex Doininguez, Juan Genao-Honis. Ryan Gorham, Scott Greb, Bryant Green, Cory Green, David Griffin, Thomas Guthrie, Matt Hanson, Maz Hasan Pledge Educator, Michael Hellier, Derek Hopson, Kyle Johnson, Allen Lavdna, Adam Liss, Jason Mills, James Moses, Hunter Nelson, Andrew Owens, Justin Pounders, Chris Reber, Jack Rice Vice President, Brandon Roth, Rob Ro} ' , Rahim Samji, Stu Santos President, Andrew Schellenberg Risk Manager, Michael Schwab House Manager, Steven Schwartz Historian, James Spagnola, Steve Spaid. Brad Stephenson, Christiaan Webb, David Webster, Doug Wright Secretary Nickname: Delts Founding Date: 1858 Founding Location: Bethany College at West Virginia Chapter: Delta Phi Date Established at FSU: March 5, 1949 Colors: Purple, White Gold Flower: Purple Iris Annual Philanthropy: Delt Homerun Derby Chase Allen. Cole . ltner, Lucas Amaral, Dustin Banks, AJ Barcz, Jeremy Barnett Rec. Sec, Michael Beard, Aaron Broz, Jason Cashion, Christian Cech, Ricardo Charria, Keelan Cottle, Ray Cuesta, Corey Dalziel, Mike DeFazio, Brad Dinneen, Bryce Dock- en, Mike Dooley, Brian Duncan, Ryan Duran, Josh Dyess, Chris Ellett, Brian Fell, Adrian Forteza, Dane Frandsen, Alex Fu- magali Ritual, Scott Gabel, Chris Guest, Toby Hartamft Academics, Alex Heckman, Brandon Heitman Pledge Ed, Matt Herman, Dave Hernandez, Ian Hicks, TJ Hogg, Brian Home, Logan Huff, Thomas Hussey, Phillip John Alumni, Chris Jones, Martin Kim, Mike Kopicki, Steve Lancaster, Will Langston, Alex Lorenzo, Cason Love, Brian Maholm, John Marinello, Brian Marx, Mike Masi, Kevin May, Sean Mayse, Erik Meyer, Doug Mikolas, Kyle Mitchell Vice President, TJ Morgan, Dan Morten- son, Jon-Mike Morton Treasurer, Rob Moyer, Joe Myers President, Scott Noonan, Andy Ogilvie, Jeremy Olloqui, Mark Ona, Geny O ' Reilly, Dennis Palaveda, Joey Palaveda, Mitch Param, Danny Perez Rush, Ray Polo, Erik Posusta, Josh Pul- len, Anil Punit, Louie Pusil lo, Matt Raynor, Alex Rich, Lance Robinson, Da ad Rose, Chris Ryan, John Sarandria, JJ Shannah- an, Ryan Sloan, Garrick Soja, Josh Stahley, Erik Stapleton, Brandon Stransky, Doug Suffield, Ke ' in Tomasko, Ruben Torres, TJ Tripoli, Brian Troy, Anthony Vai, Tyler Vandonge, Shane Ward, Alec Weissgerber, Mike Wickoff, Sam Wilson, Mike Zacharski Nickname: KA Founding Date: Decemeber 21, 1865 Founding Location: I Washington and Lee I University Chapter: Gamma Etta I Colors: f Crimson Old Gold Symbol: The Knight ' s I Shield Displaying the Encircled Cross Flower: Crimson Rose Magnolia Blossom xvnnuai Philanthropy: MDA " You ' re not a KAfor the 4 years of college, the brotherhood is for life. " - Mike Riiff, Alumni Advisa, Steveti Andrews, Bryan Bearden, Chad Bearden JPrcsficfent, Cole BlackweH, Alan Blommel, Bud Bostick, Sharkey i Brett Butler, Davis Byars, Sean Capik, Hunter Carter, Kevin CoUins, Jamie Conner, Reid Conner, Patrick Conrad, Patr with, Tony Coryn, Kevin Crisp, Michael Davidson, Drew Davis, Jonathan Dawson, Joe Debevoise, CJ Dewrell Fice Pre Zac Elkins, Austin Fisher, Craig Freeberg, Trapper Freeman, Zack French, Adam Frey, Chas Galloway, Nick Garnsey,i Goodman, Jimmy Goodwin, Travis Gourley Purser, Gavin Grigg, Josh Gyurke, Brandon Hatchett, Jake Howse, Rya| son, Calvin Hunt, Todd Hunter, Will Huzagh Sergant at Arms, Brian Jones, Lewis Kurtz, Dave Lauterbach, Ryai Tim Lockard, Kyle Mamatey, Scott Marshall, Ben Matthews, Ryan McCarthy, William McCartha, Thomas McCormic| shal, Matt McDonald, Trey McDowell, Pierce McRae, Craig Miller, John Mitchel, Josh Moran Parliamentarian, roney, Alex Muir, Evan Nehause, Stephen Nuccio, Parrish Owens Corresponding Secretary, Kyle Peirin His Bobby Potomski, Nick Powell, Ryan Powers, John Prahl, Brett Ptack, Rick Putnam, Daniel Quero, Josh Reichert, Stevg Clint Rohletter, Jonathan Russell Recording Secretary, Preston Sample, Wesley Sima, Chet Smith, Matt Steunkel, K ender, Jeff Tillman, Jay Timberlake, Webster Walker, Nathan Wallace, John Waugh, Choi Webb, Sloan Willis, Patrick| Nickname: Kappa Sig Founding Date: December lo, 1869 Founding Location: UVA Chapter: Epsilon Sigma Date Established at FSU: 1951 Colors: Red, Green White Symbol: Star Crescent Flower: Lilly of the Valley Rami Ashouri, Josh Bean, Travis Beckley, Jei-emy Benavidez, Grant Benson, Benjamin Bird, Michael Boden, Eric Bowman, Andre v Boyd, Michael Brantley, Austin Bulecza, Samuel Cadden, David Casey, Nic Charbonneau, Chris Condon, Brian Corlew, Matt Cullen, Thomas Daffron, Graham D ' Alessandro, Matt Davenport, Eric Dibert, Jason Dinnes, Joseph Dionne, Jason Dolan, Michael Donadio, David English, Jeff Entine, Logan Falvo, Todd Featherston, Joe Fisher, Griffin Francis, Brandon Gans, Christopher Gardner, Mitch- ell Garonce, Taylor Gay, Christian Gifford, Daniel Grasso, Lee Greene, PhiUip Grimes, Jovanni Gutienez, Kenneth Hall, Christopher Hamblem, Wesley Harrison, Tristan Hasbargen, Josh Haskins, Zane Herman, Garrett Humes, Michael Hysler, Barton Jamagin, Chase Jenkins, Evan Jenkins, Carter Johnson, Alexander Johnstone, Anthony Juliano, Donald Karney, James Keet, Christopher Knox. Robin Kraus, Brad I udicina, Joseph Leach, Nicholas Lehman, Daniel MacNicol, Stephen Mady, William Malfese, Robert Manson. Albert Martinez, John McFadden, Mark McGuire, Stephen Mobbs, Michael Moore, Suresh Narayanan, Clay Orr, Omar Payret, Alex- ander Pishal, Robert Pums, Jacob Rettig, Joshua Rine, Jared Roche, Benjamin Rowan, Andrew Rozas, John-Paul Rubadou, Justin Rufty, Augustus Sarafian, Zacharj ' Shenk, Frank Sohn, James Sorbel, Michael South, Mitchell Staloch, Ke an Strickland, Sean Sullivan. JohnathanTrosset, Travis Tunis, Erik Vallenilla, Andrew Van Sickler,MickVorbeck, Joseph Wlrealdon, Chad Woodruff, BrendonZelna Hnue to mcve thefratei Nickname: FIJI Founding Date: 1848 Founding Location: Washington and Jefferson College Chapter: Phi Sigma Date Established at FSU: 1967 Colors: Royal Purple White Flower: Purple Clematis Annual Philanthropy: Cheers for Charity ' Not for college days ahn6 - Phi Gamma Delta Jim Alfano Corresponding Secretary, Daniel Armstrong, Chase Arnold, Bruce A Tes, Ben Baker, Joey Befs lin, Shane Brady, David Breedlove, Lake Brown, Ryan Brown, Taylor Burton, Stephen Bussey, Brian Casey Presi- dent, Paul Charest, Andrew Davidson, Johnny Derby, Mike Fanelli, Will Flippen, Chris Foley, Eric Futrell, Justin Gib- son, Brian Gnage, Kyle Graham, Manny Guarch, Mike HoUinger, Justin Kahan, Sean Kolodzieski, Kevin Ki ' eps, John Kruszewski, Adam Limoges, Daniel MacLean, Mike McHugh, John McKinnon, Kylan McNemar, Philip Morris IH, Cas O ' Connor, Danny Perry, Evan Power, Joel Quiles, Danny Reiter, Kyle Roberts, Alex Seasholtz, Sean Seifried, Ben Showalt| Aaron Silva, Ryan Smith, Jaime Squeri, Sam Sutter, Sean Sutton, Ryan Sweeney Historian, Oliver Tallyn, Blake Taylor, Trel TvTC, Jason Vanslette Recording Secretary, Kenny Wazyniak Treasurer, Ryan Welch, Lane Williams, Brandon Witmer " Nickname: Phi Psi Founding Date: February 19, 1852 Founding Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania Chapter: Florida Alpha Colors: Cardinal Red _ Hunter Green Flower: Jacqueminol Roscj Annual Philanthropy: Phi Psi 500 Matt Baunidn, Beau Blackerby, Benjamin Coonce, Charles Cox Recording Secretary, Chris Conrad, Thomas Crista- doro, Brian Crowl, Nicholas Davis, Jonathan Dornan, Brady Drew, Matt Egan, Keith Ewing President, Sean Farrell, Robert Fuller, Jon Green Messenger, Jason Grant, Max Guss, Leeroy Habern, David Henderson, Morgan Knapp, An- thony Korte Historian, Luke Losik Vice President, Chris Ixme, Brad Merrill, James O ' Brien, Dustin Rothbart Corre- sponding Secretary, Chad Sandifoid Treasurer, Robert Steel Sergeant at Arms, Drew Vandermay Chaplain, Jor- dan Walters, Ryan Davies, Derek Dussault, Donald Fiore, Aaron Freeman, Cameron Gibson, Chris Gonzales, Mic hael Starr " Tfte y rem joy oj serving others... " -Phi Kappa Psi Nickname: PIKE Founding Date: March i, 1986 Founding Location: University of Virginia Chapter: Delta Lambda Date Established at FSU: March 1, 1868 Colors: Garnet Gold Symbol: The Oak Tree Flower: Lily of the Valley Mascot: Fireman Annual Philanthropy: Christmas for the Kids Bryan Scliulis President, Chad Rmves External Vice President, Roy Cade Carter Internal Vice Presideri Kilpatrick Treasurer, Carlos Lindo Secretary, Eldon Clarke Williams Member at Large, Dave Tell Ri agement, Benjamin Murphy House Manager, Matt Johnson Rush Chairman. I an Gaddini Pledge " Once a Pike, Always a Pike " - Pi Kappa Alpha i I ■ ■■■g yn . ■ J BKn , ' ' Mill r 873 Nickname: Pi Lam Founding Date: 1895 Founding Location: Yale Chapter: Epsilon Lambda Date Established at FSU: April 6, 1996 Colors: Purple Gold Annual Philanthropy: Wild at Heart Line Dance Stu Arbury Vice President, Steve Baccash New Member Educator, Matt Berry, Dan Berke, Chris Benson, Chris Blake, Kenny Britt, Mike Cappiello, Nick Del Zingaro, Aram Dosdourian, Trav Green, Ronnie Hagerty, David Hasenau- er, Todd Herman, Brad Horton Risk Management, Eric Huff Treasurer, Jeff Hylden, Kevin Jones, Ian Ki- eth, Ross Kravetz, Mike Lewds, Sam Lyons, Mark McCawley, Justin McDonald Scribe, Brian McManus, Dave McMil- lan, Shyam Mistry, Sean Morrow, Brandon Munson, Ryan Pallas, Alex Parker, Colby Perez Rush Chair, Nate Sahm, Jimmy Santiago, Craig Testa, Brian Velazquez, Matt Verille, JT Wacker, Van Watson, Josh Whitlock President, Brian Winn " In Pi Lam we pride our- selves on our diversity. Our brothers aren ' t all stamped from the same mold. We have different strengths, yet share common goals. " - Joshua Whitlock, 2007 President ■ffe■f cR " mm- I ' - ' -k ' % %■ W- ' mkL 4 i — .,.. ■ . ' ' ■■, ■ ■■:■ J%w rf» | , jT Founding Date: April 10, 1856 I Founding Location: k Norwich University Norwich, Vermont Chapter: Gamma Rho Date Established at IP FSU: March 5, 1949 (Rechartered March 25, 2006) Colors: Mihtary Red White Symbol: Rattlesnake Flower: Red Carnation w I " Theta Chi Fraternity gets its strength from the diversity of its brothers. Brothers learn, grow, and become better men because of each other, not because of the organization. Theta Chi serves as a forum for personal development and growth so that all of its members become the gentlemen that our founders envisioned. " istcin Treasurer, Daniel Best, James Black President. Moe Brantley, Mati ke, Kyle Cromer, Phillip Crowe, Andrew Curtis, Mike Ditsworth, Rob Duprey, ' Ryan Garcia, Michael Gelsomino, Patrick Griffith Historian, Derek Halladay, Michael Hrdlicka, Taylor Jarson Secretary. A.J. Kirchoff First Guard, Charlie Kocur Chaplain, Ross Kosloski, Remi Lukosiunas, D.W. Mann Librarian, Phil Marche- sini. Jarod Mast, Mike Mehlhorn, Peter Moretuzzo, Derrick Newbold, Chris Pare, Walter Payne, Cody Pearce, Kevin Peroni, Daniel Porris, Mike Rodriguez, Cody Ryan, James Sackett, Peter Saunders, Felipe Schmidt, Wes Shaffer, David Soles, Dustin fomlinson, Adam Topper, Julian Torres, Tom Towell Internal Vice President. Chris von Almen, Colin Whitman. Sieve External Vice I residcnt, Tyler Winters Marshall, Mike Wqjcik Second Guard. Brian Yablunosky, Andrew Youtij; - James Black, 2007 President fK ki - Leslie Baron, Sebastian Basile, Alex Benjamin, Joe Benjamin, Brett Birman Treasurer, Cole Brantley, Reilly Campbell Vice President, Paul Cannella, Miguel Castro, Alex Collett, Kevin Comerer, John Croshaw, Anthony Daugherty, Brennan Deci- ma, Kyle Degailler, Greg Edelman, Brandon Felton, James Gallagher, Nathan Herrig, Mike Holland Secretary, Matt Kep- pley, Jessie Knoff, Eric Levy, Chad Lio, Pat Long, Scott Manno, Sam Marks, Zach Mikell, Zach Minshew, Sean Moneypenny, Rob Moogan, Anthony Murgio, Jay Nelson, Bobby Norton Inductor, Sean O ' Sullivan, Devon Perry, Justin Pittman, Ryan Poehler, Corey Renken, Zach Ryan, Eric Rynning, Griffin Smith, Clayton Stroleny Sentinal, Ryan Swedlaw, Joe Uricchio, Nick Vespa, David Wells, David Wertz, Hunter West, Daniel White, Drew White President, Joey Williams, Evan Zlotnick Nickname: Phi Sig Founding Date: March 15, 1873 Founding Location: Unive rsity of Massachusetts Chapter: Beta Septation Date Established at FSU: February 17, 1990 Colors: Red Silver Symbol: Knights Flower: Red Carnation White Tea Rose Annual Philanthropy: Special Olympics " The Greeks were a highly sculp- tured people, and without them we wouldn ' t have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a young female moth. " -Drew White, President The Westcott building at Florida State University is one of the most recognized and grand buildings on campus. The fountain in front of it is a beautiful place for reflection, quiet meditation, or a little night time swimming. That ' s right, it ' s not unusual to go by Westcott on any given night and see someone splashing around in the fountain. Being thrown in the fountain by friends at the end of a long night of celebration is a very popular birthday ritual here at Florida State. It is just one of many unique and time-honored University traditions. Game days at Florida State are like holidays to students and faculty alike. It doesn ' t make a difference what time a football game starts; hours before onej can see hundreds of students walking from miles away in one direction. Like children following the pied-piper, all roads lead to Indian Village. This apart- ment complex directly across the street from the stadium holds throngs of people who tailgate until kickoff. " There are wall to wall people, " junior Kara Sirois said about the festivities. " I ' ve seen people of all ages, people with their parents, even people from rival schools. Everyone has a great time looking forward to the game. " Once inside the stadium, Seminole football games are a sight to see. Chief Osceola rides in on his horse Renegade, and plants a flaming spear on the fifty yard line. The renowned Marching Chiefs play along to tens of thousands of people, dressed in garnet and gold, singing the War Chant and doing the Chop. Florida State football games are a sight unlike any other. It may be difficult to realize how important traditions are until they are threat- ened to be taken away. The university was unsure of whether or not they would be able to keep their beloved Seminole symbol that they have since 1947, due to a pending investigation. The school fought to keep it, and won. The beloved Seminole is a revered symbol that Florida State is proud to call its own. Florida State University ' s numerous traditions make this institution a truly spe- cial place to learn, teach, and work. Being a Seminole goes far beyond these things. It is a way of life complete with songs and symbols; with garnet and gold flowing through the heart; and a yearly dip a fountain. By Renee LeMire tradition President Monica Leonido Vice President Cristina Segredo Treasurer Maria Conigliaro Recording Secretary Welkis Galeas Membership Director Cesar Bello Standards Officer David Alvarez I CO en President Monica Leonido Vice President Cristina Segredo Recording Secretary Welkis Gales Membership Director Cesar A. Bello, Jr Standards Officer David Alvarez • " ounding Date: 1975 Chapter: Gamma Epsilon Date Established at FSU: May 19, 2001 Colors: Burgundy Grey jymbol: Perlas, Palmas, .Seashells, Crescent Moon l.ourdes Angulo academics chair, Vanessa Bernal, Cristina Cason treasurer, Kallina Chin, Maria Comgimvo president, Van- essa Martinez, Brenda Mendoza secretary. Ana Morales, Sophia Moreno community service chair, Rosemary Nova public rehitions chair, Eli.sa OMwr fundraising chair, Ciirm !i Pi ' vc? ince president, l- ' .lcina Rami ' . Cn! i ;i Sanclit- chapter or- gonizution advisor Tajiana Ancora, Jacquelyn Baldeon treasurer, Welkis Galeas vice president, Taina Hernandez president, Liana Lozada edu- cation chair, Danielle l ielson parliamentarian, Angela Rivera secretary, Cristina Segredo dean of intake. Tiffany Young Nickname: Theta Nu, Theta Women Founding Date: April 11, 1997 Founding Location: UNC Chapel Hill Chapter: Lambda Date Established at FSU: July 28, 2001 Colors: Lavendar, Carolina Blue Black Flower: Sterling Silver Rose National Philanthropy: National Conference of Community and Justice ( Mk4pi Nickname: LTO Founding Date: October 1988 Founding Location: Montclair State University Chapter: Prysmatic Mu Date Established at FSU: May 2003 Colors: Royal Blue Light Grey Symbol: Enchanting Mermaid Community Projects: America Reads, The Good Project, Kids Inc. of the Big Bend, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Relay for Life and Health Educational Relief to Guayana Megan Dack Vice President and Recruiting Director, Lenina Hurdle Secretary, Elizabeth Kone- fa! Treasurer, Sharice McDonald Fundraising and Community Service Chair, Jolvan Morris President greek council I en U K l " W p ( nhdU " W Ui H iJ vV l ALL INFORMATION WAS REQUESTED BY THE GREEK LIFE EDITOR OF EACH ORGANIZTION. 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Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL It was great to be able to bring back the Renegade for a second year in a row, »: Thank you all who came back for a c second helping, and the great new staff members we acquired along the way CO You guys exceeded all my expectations and it was truly a pleasure to work with of you I owe so much of this book to Kristin and Anthony staying strong and picking up all the loose ends after I graduated in December, so that I could pull the book together from afar. It would not have been possible with out you two. To my family and friends and love - you rock, and you know it. (I love annie so much) I hope you enjoy the book, as much as we enjoyed creating it. athletics ccHeditor-in-chief _ ._ - M fc r. . I rin to thp mn t nrnHininiic; Fj t t ' 1 WW 1 y mi r I go to the most prodigious maniacal college that not only provokes the most boisterous crowds at football games but has the craziest parties. . . I AM A SEMINOLE!! I will always remember... ...football: watching the Seminoles twice beat the Canes ...basketball: rushing the court twice when we beat Duke and once when we beat Florida ...studying abroad in Espaiia summer ' 07 ...traveling to ALL of FSU football away games my senior year: Colorado, BC, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Florida ... late night Gumby ' s Pokey sticks . . . happy hour at Potbelly ' s every Friday ... Spring Break Booze Cruise 2007 and those random Borat sayings like " I like " ...random road trips such as Atlanta, Knoxville to visit UT, Maryland to watch FSU take on the Teres and head butt a Maryland fan, Miami to watch the Noles beat the Canes AGAIN, and Tampa for Howl-0-Scream at Busch Gardens ...Get Off Our " D " intramurals (AKA the most hated team) ...Thursday nights at the Pub and Floyds . . . Parties at Steve and Dans ...the wall of shame ...but most of all, all the friends who made me laugh a Vane, Etta nd put a smile on my face: my beautiful boyfnend Robert, Amy, Fuchs, Steve-O, Dan da Man, Lambie, my Get Off Our " D " teammates, yearbook staff, and anyone I met along the way at Florida State I am proud to be a Florida State Seminole and am delighted of all the opportunities FSU has given me. Florida State is my home, family, and my alma mater advisor •VTTr First and foremost I would like to thank everyone who worked on the staff of the 2007 Renegade. You guys did an amazing job. Special thanks to Etta and Kristin. Etta, for all your hard work and continuing to work on the book even after you moved, and to Kristin for stepping up to the plate and taking care of everything after Etta left. I would also like to thank Rebekah Dorn, Communications Coordi- nator for Student Affairs, and Mary Coburn, Vice President for Student Affairs, for their contin- ued support. A final thanks goes to Marvin Mayer and everyone at Taylor publishing! Thank you all for making this a great year, and I look forward to seeing you all again in the fall for the ' 08 book! S| HOUSE OF CHICKEN N VAFFLES ■■■ B v " 1 " Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. " " Life, it turns out, is full of mo- ments. None is perfect; all are fleeting; precious few of them are memorable. Sometimes you just have to grab one and make it your own. " " The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. " -Elisabeth Foley Yearbook once again proved to be a nnemorable experi- ence. I have learned mucin more than I ever thought possible about photography this year and look forward to more in the future. I would like to thank the ex- ceptional photography staff as well as my co-editor, who delivered wonderful pictures to make the 2007 Renegade the best yet. Junior year at FSU has been nothing close to what I would have imagined. This year alone I have been on the football field for of our ups and downs, made friends on and off the field, learned a new tnck to perform during the 60th Anniversary of the FSU Flying High Circus, gained new friends, watched my Best Fnend get mar- ried, rushed the court when FSU beat UF at home in basketball, took a Spnng Break trip to Disney with my roommate, and have done so much more, Florida State and the Renegade yearbook has provided me with so many opportunities and expenences, I have been blessed with three amazing roommates: Bndget, Christina and Helden, This semester would not have been the same without this group. Even though the year had Its moments when all I wanted was for It to end, my girls were there for me From our midnight talks and pillow fights to our runs to the hospitals around town. You girls have made this semester a great memory I can ' t wait to see what next year has In store for us I would like to thank my Co-Editor Cody, for being such a help with the workload and a great photographer. The photography staff this year has worked extremely hard to meet all the deadlines and provide the staff with great photos, Bndget, Laura and Jennifer your work and dedication to the staff was Invaluable. Thank you all for working so hard on all our deadlines and getting the photos In on time We had a few tough times but the photo staff worked through It, Your pictures are beautiful and look great on the pages, I also want to thank Kristin for stepping In Spring semester and filling In, Thanks for all your hard work and getting our contacts to get back to us. To our wonderful Taylor Publishing Representative, Marvin Mayor, You have been a huge help and guide to us. Thank you for teaching me some of your secrets on photography. It was great having you on the field and court with us taking pictures. You are a pro and have been a great help with getting us pictures as well. Thank you. Proud to be a Seminole! GO NOLES!! " Wtien words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence " -Ansel Adams " A good snapshot stops a moment from running away " -Eudora Welty Yearbooks preserve the best of yesterday for us to re- member today and tomorrow. Our memories are priceless and so Is this wonderful pub- lication. I am so proud to be part of the amazing team that makes Renegade possible. Everyone involved contrib- uted their time, energy, and talent to make a beautiful yearbook that represents everything FSU means to us, the student body, and the faculty. I would like to thank my fellow staff members for constantly going the extra mile, staying on task, and for making Renegade a prior- ity in their lives. I would like to thank my family, friends, and boyfriend for being so understanding about my time constraints and obligations that so often take me away from them. Renegade has provided me with the oppor- tunity to make new friends, gain new abilities and experiences, and find an even deeper appreciation for everything that occurs at Florida State University. FSU is truly a university that caters to each individual, a place that every FSU student can call home. It ' s good to be home. or ism ' i7js!tion c jk J i % % T Finals week may signal the end of classes but the work on the Renegade Yearbook goes on. The dedicated staff that has brought the Renegade back to campus works endlessly to ensure that deadlines are met, copy is written and the final product is shipped on time. In its second year of produc- tion, the book has grown in popularity, enlarged its staff and developed a more col- legiate theme. Personally, I have never been prouder of a group of people and the effort they put in to the goal they want to accom- plish. Working with many campus organizations has allowed me to meet so many wonderful students. I admire the work they are doing and the dedication they put into their interests. This year would have never been possible without my CO editor Libby Avery, we often laughed about our predicaments and complained about non-responders yet managed to get each other to the finish line. You are wonderful! This book will always remind me of the hours I spent in the office waiting on Photoshop to load and the endless pursuit of another club but most of all it will remind me of a year full of work, play and memories. 00 00 As a freshman at Florida State, overwhelmed by the amount of people, the amount of freedom, and with the amount of extracur- ricular options available I needed a stable and familiar grounding, so I chose to join the yearbook staff. As a three year yearbook veteran in high school, I was sur- prised that FSU had just launched its first book in 10 years the year before I arrived, so I felt privileged to be a part of such an important and memorable project. It was great to see my work on the aca- demics section progress and come together at the end of the year as well as my progression as a well- rounded woman. My first year taught me that college is a journey. The beginning of my journey was an incredible experience...! cannot wait to see what the future holds in store for me. Florida State means more to me than just going to class. It is a place for getting in- volved and meeting people. The friends I ' ve met at Florida State are some of the best I ' ve ever had encourage everyone to get involved (and join yearbook)! " Laughter is the key to happiness! " I am a junior Creative Writing major at FSU. I am an active member in the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma as well as a staff writer for the FSView and Florida Flambeau. The yearbook has given me the opportunity to see what behind the scenes is like for making such an imiportant book. I have had fun getting to know more about my University and working with lots of great people. •»: ath tic 7. feivss.% H |H i ■v«« SSI f t ■1 ? 1 p hB r - ' ■■- " . I - ' B 4 ►- ' X i»H ., k nH Hj s 1 ttlllli! f€te . ' ii» 1 Working on the Renegade Yearbook has been a great experience this year. I am proud to be part of a university that has so many accomplishments worth preserving. Seeing this book come together has opened my eyes to parts of campus and student life that I wasn ' t familiar with, and given me a new perspective on the Florida State community as a whole. It truly is great to be a Seminole! I ' d like to thank my fellow editors for all of their amazing work, especially Etta and Kristin for dedicating so much time to making sure this year- book is better than ever! 00 00 " Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It ' s not something you learn in school. But if you haven ' t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven ' t learned anything. " - Muhammad All " I got my feet on the ground and I don ' t go to sleep to dream " - Fiona Apple lTol;ociraph . ' r " When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup. " - Sam Lefkowitz • 00 % ■ m, B. Holly M% w. mA4«M.Li.ii m 1 . ;;. " » " nf If ip j uf i i Wmb» im ,. MM rT ?S«Si ' i 1 1 ? ►- •J § • t; Jt- ' %• « ' Pf " ' i ' % jr ' «l i SS " i- ' mmiisam . ' - - !yi ' . ■ pttr o JfilD 4, 14 1 ?C 1 » 0 College of Arts and Sciences http: www.fsu.edu fsuas College of Business http: www.cob.fsu.edu College of Communication http: www.comm.fsu.edu College of Criminology and Criminal Justice http: www.criminology.fsu.edu College of Education http: www.coe.fsu.edu College of Engineering http: www.eng.fsu.edu College of Motion Picture, Television Recording Arts http: filmschool.fsu.edu College of Human Sciences http: www.chs.fsu.edu College of Information http: ci.fsu.edu College of Law http: www.law.fsu.3du College of Medicine http: www.med.fsu.edu College of Music http: www.music.fsu.edu College of Nursing http: www.fsu.edu nursing College of Social Sciences http: www.coss.fsu.edu index.shtml College of Social Work http: csw.fsu.edu College of Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance http: www.fsu.edu cvatd Office of the President Florida State University 211 Westcott Building Tallahassee, Fl 32306-1470 www.fsu.edu pres FSU home page www.fsu.edu Main Phone Number 850.644.2625 FSU Admissions Admissions.fsu.edu FSU Alumni Association www.alumni.fsu.edu FSU Foundation www.foundation.fsu.edu Seminole Boosters www.seminole-boosters.com FSU Libraries www.lib.fsu.edu Visitor Information www.fsu.edu visitor Map of Campus wwAw.fsu.edu Campus newmap Live Cameras www.fsu.edu webcam Emergency Alerts www.fsu.edu alerts a student staff at florida state univer- sity created the 2007-2008 renegade. taylor publishing company in dallas, texas printed the book, the pubHsh- ing representative was marvin may- er. individual student portraits were taken by thornton studios out of new york for free to the students, book price was $100. cover the cover was designed by marietta palgutt and marvin mayer. renegade appears in the font transpose, em- bossed and foiled. 2007 on the spine is also embossed, the end sheets have a clear varnish of the seminole head logo in the front and the torches in the back. photography photos are printed in CMYK at a res- olution of 300dpi. photos were taken with high end digital canon cameras and submitted by students, produc- tion the 2007-2008 renegade was produced using Dell computers with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS2. typography fonts used in the book are: transpose, georgia and arial. - ' .■; ' ®!i K 1 ie m (i ' f Jr ■%jK FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 3 1254 04244 7470 ■ %ii -:

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