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These Seminoles strive each day to better not only themselves but the entire Seminole Com- munity. The community welcomes all those who walk through campus, whether they are visiting, returning, or staying. FSU ' s welcom- ing atmosphere sets the stage for an active Seminole Community with strong values based on tradition, respect, unity, and excellence in all areas of life. The expression of these values translates into numerous activities on FSU ' s campus. Whether these values symbolize involvement in campus politics or attending a football game in full garnet and gold attire, the spirit behind campus involvement remains constant. This spirit drives all Seminoles to continue in their efforts, to make a university whose name, colors, and mascot stand for more than an educational institution; these elements symbol- ize a home away from home, a place where each person finds camaraderie with the per- son beside him or her. Regardless of heritage, age, gender, socioeconomic status, or political affiliation, we are all Seminoles. This collective spirit and pride crosses all divides and forms a community that dedicates itself to values that make it strong, respects the traditions of the past, and possesses great hopes for the future. The Seminole Community comes together under the value of unity, respecting each Seminole ' s right to an education free of injustice and acknowledging the responsibility to spread compassion through service and sportsmanship. A TRUE Seminole understands the obligation to extend the Seminole spirit to all those he or she encounters and to pursue excellence without hesitation. A " TRUE Pride Tee " may physically distin- guish a TRUE Seminole from otheF university supporters, but the true mark of a Seminole is the undying, unyielding commitment to making FSU and the world everything they can be. As individuals, we are Seminoles, looking inward and outward to better Florida State and the world around us. But, together, we are Florida State. by Shauna Ruth IMA.WWKBIE FLORIDA STAT£ ™ % . .. - ' -;. ' we are... 4 opening a tribe of one J_ WESTCOTT BUILDING DIAMOND AUDiTORtUk Wanr iwfes This year Florida State launched its new zampaign, the TRUE Seminole campaign. And, n honor of this new venture, the Renegade Yearbook has adopted this idea as our theme. 3ut, before we can fully adopt this new idea, we first have to ask what it means to be 3 TRUE Seminole. Is it buying and wearing the new, game day t-shirts while simultane- ously supporting the Seminole Student Boost- ers? Or, is it having at least three different oictures with the " Garnet and Gold Guys? " Is it knowing every Seminole sports team ' s -anking? Or, is it having such a strong right arm that doing the Tomahawk Chop for four straight hours hardly fazes you? The Semi- nole Student Boosters describe being a TRUE Seminole as having Tradition, Respect, Unity and Excellence. The mission of this campaign is to unify the campus and all Seminoles while honoring the unconquered spirit of the Semi- nole Tribe. The idea is to infuse the four traits of Tradition, Respect, Unity, and Excellence into every aspect of Florida State, to live up to the new motto " I am a Seminole. We are Florida State. ' ' Separately, every student, faculty member, alumnus, etc. is a Seminole; but, together, along with the Seminole Tribe, we become Florida State. If anyone has ever taken a walk on Florida State ' s campus during the semester and just listened to the students, admired the buildings and landscapes, and taken in the emotionally charged game day events, he or she may truly gain a sense of what being a Seminole is all about. It is about watching an electrifying football game with 80,000 of your closest friends, lying by Landis Fountain on a sunny day and watching the frisbee being thrown on Landis Green. It ' s about overhearing a conversation between two freshmen figuring out whom to ask for di- rections and watching a " victim " being thrown into the Westcott Fountain on his or her birthday. These are the Traditions that lead to the Respect, Unity and Excellence found on Florida State ' s campus. This is what makes us... Florida State! by Charly Zubizaretta o ■■ i S $j g L I w ' -m •;; we are... " •? ' . iw WWW.YAP.OBG NEVER FOBGBT PROJECT y5c we are.. ; V ' i Jf .1 , S . jQL -■■ ■ ■■-■ opening u we are. we are... V are TRADITIONAL Ai Ory, p I If ; or: ■p ■ m H 1 ■ ,, ™»pBB ■■■_■■■ ■ .. A 10 student life If f A, m .- i r - • student life student life division ! traditions legacy rytng the Florida State is full of rich tradi- tions. I personally have been thrown in the fountain on my birthday and look forward to returning the favor to my friends each year. Seeing the stadium ful l of thousands of my closest friends doing the chop makes the games that much more excit- ing. Each tradition increases your sense of Seminole pride and school unity. -Kelli Wheeler, freshman Ryan Strauss signs bats and balls for fan day. It is a common Seminole tradition to host a fan day for their dedicated fans once a year before the season com- mences. It is a common misconception that only football has a fan day but all teams partake in this traditional event. After an away victory a piece of the opposing team ' s feild is brought back to FSU and given a proper burial. Each one is marked by a plaque that has the date opposing team and score. iiiil i MtiiBiiiiifiiuRilii ItlllllfilllJUl 12 student life Michelle Rotella, Julie Dipiazzza, Rachael Weed and Brigitte Nelson-Palmer carry on the trad Hon of being thrown into the fountain on your birthday. Many students enjoyed jumping into the fountain even if it wasn ' t their birthday. Wescott fountain also holds traditions for sorority bid days. Sororities will jump into the fountain with their new sisters on the day they recieve thier bid. To honor the Seminole spirit Chief Osceola is dressed by Seminole Indians in traditional robes. At the beginning of every game he runs out with Renegade trotting behind. Sat v- — t y £wAk. ibas encirlce the Seminole head in the middle of the field as the rest of the band marches off. The drum major tosses his baton; it ' s said that he catches the baton it will be a good game, but if he drops it the game will be a loss. Hands r aised high adorn the number four to illustrate the start of the fourth quarter, as the marching chiefs play the pregame fanfare. Many students jingle their keys during this as a way to say " you ' ve lost, time to go home. " This act also rallied the team to many victories. traditions 13 Chalk boards, long pointing sticks, and ladders to reach the highest points of the board, were the result of going to school in the early 1950s. However, even though the percentage of people who went to college was lower in the 50 ' s, some classes consisted of hundreds of students, therefore, making auditorium seating a must. 1 R ft i 1 m • ilJtTi ; ■ ==2 Wf jf ' ■ i A. I , r VI I L I fe-, ' " ■ J One of the main complaints students have today is that there aren ' t enough parking spaces on campus, therefore, students park in " non parking " areas and get ticketed. However, it is clear that Florida State had that problem 50 years ago. Guess some things just never change. 14 student life Is it snowing in Tallahassee? In 1958, Florida State had a snow day because it snowed nearly an inch. Because oi days, our winters have been getting warmer and since our climate is still in the 70s in November and December, " global warming " nowa students can still be seer tanning on Landis Green men now Dut vwfn rne olaanCin wffn the new With the advancement of technology, teachers and students now have it " easier " and can refer to PowerPoints, movies, and new technology. Instead of taking notes, like they did more often in the " old days, " students now type their notes onto their laptops and then print out their notes when they get home. What will happen in 50 years from now? Will we be taught by virtual teachers? Doak Campbell Stadium hasn ' t always been the venue for the Seminoles. The stadium was named after former Florida State President Doak S. Campbell, and the field was named for the legendary head football coach, Bobby Bowden. It hosted its first game against the Randolph- Macon College Yellow Jackets on Oct. 7th, 1950, with the Seminoles " defeat over the Yellow Jackets, 40-7. At that time, the stadium only had the seating capacity for 15,000 people. Known for being one of the largest brick structures in the world, The Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium is the home of the Florida State Seminoles and holds 82,300 fans, was here, in 1984, playing Auburn, where the warchant " was born. would have loved to experi- ence going to school at the Florida State College of Women in the 40V Everything has changed: the hair styles, dress, cars; however, Florida State still remains and this is why we have so much tradition because our past has formed our pr for the futun wn -Chantai Glooo junior _«-_ th en now 15 then now trends prni7 new twists t ..■:■■- What was popular then is siill popular today but we just have different ways of expressing them. For exam- ple, we still love to dance and hang out on Landis. - Lauren Leptrone A couple practices their dance moves in an empty room. Students created many dance organizations that performed at special events and taught lessons to other students. Two students use a cart to deliver the col- lege newspaper. Now-a-days the paper is delivered by true! Students can pick one up as they please instead of having it delivered to them personally. 16 student life Dorman Hall supplied carts for students to use when moving in. This helped limit the number of trips to the car. ail bfm pbtos.coJrfegy Mori66 ' Agkfai: ' ' ' ' « V ' +- ' , H r ' ' ., ' , ' ' , A .W An art class being taught on Landis Green. Teachers today still take advantage of a beautiful day by holding class outside on Landis. Students get a chance to stretch out their legs while listening to a lecture on pre-american history or artist perspecive on how to capture light in drawings. " de Sensation Week kicked off with a grand performance by Polyphonic Spree on Longford Green. A week of music, games, food getting to know your fellow seminoles was a sure way to start a new year and get the adrenaline pumping. Jason Priddle dances with a friend at Atlantis Bar and Grill. Jason is a member of the Corazon Dance Company and taught lessons every thursday night before the club opened. Students enjoyed learning the various types of salsa dancing and showing off their new moves. then now trends 17 This year most students were disappointed about the new operation hours of Strozier Library, which can be an incon- venience to those students who need to study at the " wee hours. " This year, " Club Strozier " is only a late night library during the week of finals which has stirred many students to petition and make facebook groups. In the tranquil shady shadows of the gardens behind Landis Hall, students can be seen reading, studying, and doing homework. In the of sun light, it is not uncommon to see people napping before their next 18 student life campus collea the educatidrol community Want to save gas and time? Do you hate trying to find a parking spot on campus? Leave your car at home because now the " new and improved " Seminole Express bus service has routes over 55 apartment complexes. This year the new bus system has been improved to facilitate easier ac- cess on campus. Bus routes and extended operation hours have been added to accommodate the increasing demands from the university community. One of the many buildings that is currently under construction is the expansion of the College of Education. This multi-million dollar project expansion will add 23,000 square feet new space to allow the Middle Secondary Education Depart- ment to relocate to the Stone Building. When the fall semester began, many changes on campus had been made over the summer. New street signs had been put up, street names had changed, there was now a full operating Starbucks on campus, and new flowers and plants had been planted; this summer project was an effort to beautify the school. campus 19 sSW Ranee Marathon is a thirty- two hour life lesson that teaches perserverance and gives a tiny glimpse of suffering the families go through. They don ' t get to quit when its hard. I was inspired by all the dancers who never gave up 3nd proud of the hard work de- sd to such a wonderful cause. ie strength in these brave miracle children makes you grateful for the the small things and the chance to make a difference. - Claire Mott-Smith As dancers entered the basement of the Civic Center they were greeted by the morale committee. They recieved a care package for their future 32 hours of standing. Overall Committee presents the final tally of money raised They were able to raise 100,000 more dollars this year than last year. 20 student life Families shared stories throughout the evening about how the Children ' s Miracle Network helped them through times of need. Parents also thanked their greek sponsors . f IJnt ffinyMrr A mixture of morale committee members and dancers take to the floor to boogie on down. When dancers weren ' t dancing they were able to participate in games. Bouncing balls were also provided for entertain- ment. hour on the hour students learned and performed a line dance. Overall Committee taught the line dance for the first ten hours, then " med the entire dance for the remaining twenty two hours. The dance was a remix of thirty two different songs, one song for each OX Mlinin .? Sororities and fraternities created signs that were hung all around to encourage their dancers. Personal signs were created as well as general ones. dance marathon 21 Orientation can be an exhausting one or two day process beginning early in the morning and ending late in the evening. Don ' t think though that orientation is all work and no play, students truly enjoy meeting others and learning the basics of college life. Orientation previews the excitement each student will soon encounter in the coming year. An integral part of the orientation process is learning about adjustments to college life. Orientaion Leader Hamilton Rodriguez, holds a small group sessions for incoming freshman detailing hardships and anxieties connecting to beginning a college career. Orientation Leader Lauren Ansley leads a small group session in the Senate Chambers. After the educational portion of the session, tl group goofs off for a funny picture. Their display of fisherman reeling in the awaiting fish is not just for fun, the picture was taken as part a traditional photo contest against orientation groups. This year, Lauren Ansley and her puckered fish came up with the w 22 student life orientation 111 J « ools of the trade Orientation introduces incoming students to the valuable resources Florida State has to offer Along with that, the newly admitted students prepare for their life at FSU by obtaining their FSUcard, registering for classes, getting academic advising and learning the FSU fight song. All this beneficial knowledge makes orientation a vital part of the college life experience. Orientation enables upperclass- men and new students to interact in fun atmospheres such as bowling at Crenshav lanes pictured below. This interaction relieves anxiety that new students may have in meeting an abundant amount of people. Orientation is an important part of coming to college because it really is a student ' s first taste of independence. They get to pick their own classes and meet the people that will be their peers. It ' s a very long, information packed two days, and it was our job as an 01. to make it more exciting and fun. -Lauren Ansley, junior orientation 23 oise Every game students make signs for ABC and ESPN, so they have the chance of appearing on television. However, these students made their " offense " (off-fence) sign to pump up the crowd to try to cheer on their Noles After a first down completion, these Seminoles cheer on their offense to motivate them to score. The Seminoles trampled over the Duke Blue Devils 25-6 and marked them with their fifth win of the season. is nothing better than cheer Doak Campbell Stadium. What is it to be spirited? It is the dedication that one has to their team, school, and alma mater and the lengths a fan show their school -Joe Fuchs, senior 24 student life Jt M. Lashin M. Mayer Wearing garner and gold is one of the many ways to show school pride. However.when going to football games. Stu- dent Boosters promotes don ' t forget to wear garnet darn it, so the student body looks like a sea of garnet. - s eering on the Seminoles from the Nole Zone, this student shows the other teams bench to " fear the spear. " One of the advantages of ng in the Nole Zone is that students get free FSU give-aways. Don ' t be fooled, football isn ' t the only sport that has die hard fans. At basketball games, the Nole Zone cheers on the Seminoles from behind the bench. The Nole Zone is made up of the most energetic, passionate and noisy Noles. spirit 25 Tents line the grassy areas surrounding Doak Campbell as students and alumni prepare for the football game. Fraterni- ties stake out and claim their areas early in the day. Music, beer and food are the three primary ingredients for a successful tailgate. However, the most important ingredient is FSU Seminole spirit Amanda Fordham and Cindy Smith take on a blown-up version of Myron Rolle outside of the Wesley Foundation tailgate. Many students stopped to take a picture of them posed beside the imitation Myron. Whether serious or funny, the ten-foot inflatable football player gained many friends on this game-day afternoon. 26 student life This year Bobby Bowden hosted the first TRUE Seminole tailgate in the courtyard Wildwood Hall with hopes to make it a tradition. Studei create a sea of garnet and gold spirit during game-days. FSU ' s spirit is ever-present in parents, alumni and fans. Tailgating demonstrates t family values and spirit that make Florida State a place to call hon rallyThe tr Erik Seise enjoys a grilled hot dog during tailgating at the Wesley Foundation. On average, two-hundred hot dogs are grilled and served during any given tailgate activity. Two big-screen televisions were accompanied by sofas and chairs inside the Fellowship Hall. These elements set the stage for a wonderful game-day. Alumni partook in the tradition of ex- travagant tailgating. TV satellites, grills and buffet style eating were present across campus. Students intermingled within these groups, celebrating the everlasting tradi- tions of Florida State Trying to win the plush football prize, Roberto Pando tries to throw the football in the arms of a fake reciever. Every game Seminole Marketing hosts a tailgate of their own at the Seminole Vil- lage. The tailgate caters to all ages and has many events that include football throwing, obstacle courses, promo give-aways, concerts, and much game day 27 ndste • • • It is not uncommon to see students spend- ing their lunch break eating in solidarity so they could get tasks accomplished. Time management is a huge obstacle students must overcome in college, therefore, a lot of students choose to utilize their lunch time to study or do their homework while eating. A group of friends went out to eat at Logan ' s. Appalachee restaurants were full during the weekends with students eating before going out to Stetsons or The Moon. 28 student life The Moms and Pops by Strozier Library provided a much needed quick stop for snac or lunch on the run. During the chilly winter hot chocolate was a much needed commodity. After morning classes, students swarm to Polio Tropical and Hardee ' s to be the first in line so they can satisfy their hunger. This time is known as " rush hour cravings. " Lines pile up from the cash registers all the way back to the cafeteria garbage cans. Having Hardee ' s on campus makes it easy for students to grab a quick bite to eat before going to their next class. teins Bagel in the union was a hot spot to stop at before early morning classes. With a variety to choose from students were found ding in line at different hours in the day. The favorite to get at lunch time was the hotdog wrapped in a buttery croissant. Ba ba ba ba ba... their loving it! It is common for a college night out on the town to consist of not only going out to the strip but to take a trip to the McDonalds on Tennessee Street for a late night munchie. The starved and parched night crawlers visit McDonalds, Guthries, Pita Pit, Jimmy Johns or Whataburger to satisfy their cravings. food and hangouts 29 Rows and rows of mail bo es line the walls of the Union post office. Each student recieved an assigned 5 " by 4 " mailbox to call their own. Once a month residence halls would put on socials for their residents. These socials revolved around learning, involvement, personal welli and appreciation of differences. Holidays were also a fun time to throw socials. Here a group of RA ' s prepare for their Holbween sc 30 student life residents living and learning Reynolds hall is known as the wellness community, students living here agree to abstain from the use of acohol and drugs. Parents felt comfortable leaving their first year students knowing they were in a substance free environment. Residence halls, via resident assistants or hall government, put on socials throughout the year for residents. Socials are espe- cially given during stressful periods such as end of year finals. Here, Wildwood Hall throws a Jam Before You Cram " social with water inflatables, food, and live music. Residence hall laundry rooms were a new experi- ence for incoming freshmen. Most students had never done their own laundry and were now lung into a new world of responsibility. RA s and fellow students were helpful to those who didn t know what to do or where to begin. Mb. gained Ihe experience community to help the people around me. We do community srvice to better our commu- ry in Cawthon and in Leon )unty. Living on campus has jde this year so much easier fun events. Firth, Freshman student living 31 nomecomin (Mm garner ana goTa encounters to see all the different how the homecom- is carried out in the parade. One of the advantages )f attending the parade are all the free candy, spirit beads, and t-shirts. Each passing parade float displays an organization ' s specific Homecoming theme This float represents different players from past decades. These girls glittered them- selves to mock the well known Garnet and Gold Guys. Fraternities and sororities pair-up to com- pete during Homecoming Week activities. They work hard building floats, creating skits and participating in other competi- tions. Some Greek members were also involved in Homecoming committees and the Student Government Association. 32 student life It is a tradition that a member from the Seminole Tribe of Florida participates in the annual parade. FSU ' s Native American Seminole nickname and the school ' s slogan " unconquered " are derived from this great tribe. The tribe provides inspiration and raises the school spirit of students, alumni, faculty and fans. ars theme, " Homecoming 007: Garnet and Gold Encounters, " was a hit. Many of the participating organizations made floats that d the endeared James Bond movies. This organization ' s float represents the Bond movie, Casino Royale, " The Lady Spirithunters are the girls who stand outside of athletic functions and paint " war paint " of garnet and gold under the eyes of diehard fans. During the parade, the Lady Spirit Hunters have the opportunity to promote their organization by marching through the parade, handing out spirit beads and throwing candy to spectators. homecoming parade 33 Florida State Pow Wow is a night of endless activities. After the dance and singing performances , this year ' s Big Fan on Campus is brought to the stage for recognition, which was Cristi Izquierdo. Then Florida State Athletics have their turn. The 2-time Outdoor National Champion Track Field team is given high honors from the crowd before the football captains petition the crowd for support against Duke, the Homecoming rival. - . ■T , • B Manfred Making a huge entrance the dance team, Kollage, entertains the cro v ncronized moves and bright colors. The FSU Circus has always been connected with tradition and longevity at Florida State . It comes at no surprise then that the circ showcased some of their best acts at the Pow Wow this year. The circus is comprised of all FSU students and continues to be a growi ; extracurricular activity each ye 34 student life ow wow celebration Before the main act, comedy star Sarah Silverman, many talented groups of Florida State performed for the audience at the Tallahassee Civic Center. One of those talents was the acapella group, All Night Yahtzee; they sang classics with a original twist. One of the traditions of the Florida State Pow Wow is the crowning of the Homecoming Chief and Princess. This year, seniors Dorian George and Asha Brewer took the honors. Topping off [their win with matching tomahawk chops. homecoming pow wow 35 learning oceans abroad the most amaz- srience ever. Although living in Europe is significantly different than living in the states, I was able to embrace and appreciate the European culture. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I ' ll forget the || -Amy Bolanos, senior When in Rome.Jhe typical touristy thing students do is visit the Roman Coliseum and take pictures with the gladiators. Located next to the Roman Forum, the Coliseum, previously known as the Flavian Amphitheater, is the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire. White water rafting in the Cairns region of the Tropical Far North Queensland Australia coast is one of the numerous thrills of the Australia program. Students learn about Cairns ' tropical rainforests, mountains, and the great " Outback. " 36 student life Learning about blow fish in an outdoor beach excursion, these Panama City students study oceanography and natural science. Students don ' t just look at wildlife in a tank but snorkel to find and catch the wildlife they are studying. I p ! • 1 K. Merku Exploring the mysterious habitats of sea turtles under the sea in the Great Barrier Reef is one of the many excursions FSU ' s study abroad program, in Australia, has to offer. Students in this program also have the luxury to explore the great outback of Cairns and Sydney, Australia. 1 ' - T- __ 1 • V , tE ■ N k 1 i. 1 HP fl PJ m t i K. Mestre berto Pando, Amy Bolanos, and Danny Musick still get the " t aste " of America by picnicking and eating Dominos in front of the Dome des alides. A big tourist spot in Paris, this place is an army museum and is the location of Napoleon ' s tomb. What now looks like big rock boulders and pebbles used to be the city within the walls of the ancient Roman Castle in Sagunto. These students were brave enough to climb to the highest points in the towers on the city walls to have a better idea of how the castle was captured. The Valencia, Spain program offers a class, regional cultural studies, that gives students the opportunity to explore different sites in Valencia that date back to the 5th century B.C. studying abroad 37 Parents and students alike enjoyed buffet style breakfast and lunch during FSU Parents Weekend. Families enjoyed these festivities in the newly grassed courtyard area between Oglesby Union and HCB. Tickets to these events, and the pep rally, were pre-sold online. The parents and the ensuing events eased students ' homesickness. ' Ook advantage of the many benches located on campus. Tree-, offered much needed shade from the ; da sun. These little moments offered prec ou i talk, ti their students j- face. 38 student life Participating in the chalk contest in the Union Court Yard, this student colors in her art work. Families had the opportunity to showcase the artistic talents and creativity. White squares were pre-drawn for each contestant. The event provided a fun way to casually interact ar bond with ones own family and those of other studen arenrs weeKena families together Sororities held special events for their par- ents such as breakfasts, tailgates at their houses and other family oriented activities during Parents Weekend. Families were able to come and go from the houses as they pleased. T.K. Wetherell spoke to FSU parents about plans for the upcoming year and improvements already underway. The event was held in the Moore Auditorium next to the Union courtyard. Parents had an opportunity to ask questions and learn new information regarding their students ' education. efore the NC State football game a group of Chi Omega sorority sisters leave the house with their fami- ies. Many of the parents of sorority members pined Parents Weekend game-day activities. All involved supported FSU by wearing head-to-toe garnet and gold. Students happily shared their FSU traditions with their supportive and spirited parents. parents weekend 39 i.r red raiffnglflcfri y rorcaMclrTS Life is one of those experiences that is hard to describe. The fact that so many students get together for can- cer awareness and research is overwhelming. I would say that every student needs to partici- pate in at least one Relay 4 Life while at FsSU to truly understand its importance. ; " I -Stephanie Ortiz, senior A group of Alpha Phi Omega students walk the track during Relay for Life while promoting their unique fundraiser. For just a dollar, A-Phi-0 offered a redneck style wedding. A-Phi-Os humor kept the Relay for Life attendees smiling through the night ' s rain. During the fundraising event, students were given the opportunity to pie their professors in the face. Many students took advantage of this and did so multiple times. The professors bore their pie fillings with pride, happy to be raising money to conquer cancer. 40 student life Each group was given a small plot on the field to set up a tent or camp site. Rain and wind caused problems for those with open-sided tents. But, regardless, students smiled, warmed by the cause they were supporting. Each tent was a place for walkers to rest and replenish. — r »1 ,1 ingiim ■ Mangum Mangum At 9:30 p.m., a candlelight ceremony was held to honor all those lost to cancer. Walkers and survivors circled the track as bagpipes played a sweet melody. FSU students happily lit their candles, hoping they will lead the way to a cure for cancer. ncer survivors proudly wear their purple shirts as they take the first lap of the event. After their lap, everyone joined in. Each group had lave one walker on the track at all times. Members of Corazon perform to liven up the crowd. Dif- ferent acts were brought in throughout the night to entertain those who weren ' t walking and to keep attendees awake. Their Latin moves and beats surely livened up the rainy night. relay for life 41 Election to find the Art students showcased their worr during Market Wednesday for other students to purchase or just admire, they can even make a maste piece as you wait. As the famous quote says life of a starving artist is not easy " , well neither is the life of a starving art studei to students , such i - dollars or less. 42 student life market Wednesday j Cj| I } «3 shop, compare and buy Two students take a break to talk. Stu- dents put up shop next to other vendors to display their handmade items. Muticultural Greek organizations per- ormed step routines as a way of gaining nterest for recruitment. Students passing A group of students sign up for the Asian Student Community on campus. Market Wednesday ncluded clubs and organizations showcasing their Market Wednesdays are a great way to get products to students. Students have the convenience of being able to buy shoes, jewelry, movies or cds without having to drive to the mall. The prices at which these goods are offered is very affordable and within a college student ' s budget. - Brittany Manfred market Wednesday 43 th libme awcn Trom h ' rneJr Ai a Florida State student I have to love the city of Tallahassee. First of all, it is the home of the Florida State Seminoles but the most important reason is because FSU attracts the hottest girls and Florida State is in Tallahassee. Therefore there ' s no better place! -Francis Wallace, senior The dolphin fountain at the base of the New Capitol draws the eye away from gray buildings and into a world in which dolphins perpetually dive through the air Tallahassee, like the dolphins, is a beautiful, thriving creature. While the dolphins may jump into water, Tallahassee swims in opportunities, an epicenter for political opportunities. Downtown Marketplace attendees gather around local vendors, sampling various cuisines, viewing local art and enjoying bonding time with their families and friends. As of March 2008, the Tallahassee Downtown Marketplace has conducted 12 consecutive years of these gatherings. This, along with much Tallahas- see construction, works toward further improving the aesthetics of the city and residents overall quality of living. MiircW- ™ tmiu Jir 44 student life A fall drive down College Avenue introduces one to many images, that of students walking to class or enjoying early afternoon drinks at F ' otbelly ' s, a local bar. If one drives toward FSU on this road, the Westcott center inevitably enters into view. The cen- ter is a rich symbol of the knowledge and prosperity available to FSU students. -ollege Avenue leads from historic Westcott on campus to the business district on Monroe Street. Along the way, College Avenue offers any eateries including romantic Jasmines Cafe, boisterous Potbelly ' s, and the supremely exclusive Governor ' s Club. As a combination of jdent, family, and polilitcal life College Avenue offers more than the your average street. In the heart of downtown, lies Kleman Plaza with its natural beauty and historic bronze fountains. Kleman Plaza is nestled in between luxury apartments and the IMAX theater. Here, students can enjoy a nice walk, a stop for coffee or a visit to the science center. tallah assee 45 - ■ ' ' «.; 7 mt ' -H, B. Y Jb ' k ' elson-Palmer ' ■■■■■ ,.j Shuana Morns celebrates her birthday at Poor Pauls Pour- house with a group of close friends. Birthday celebrations were huge hits at local bar and clubs. Students would go to multiple clubs in one evening to celebrate. A group of students destress at a local club. Clubs offered a much needed break from classes and jobs. The y also were a great place to meet new people and watch bands play. A group of students dance the Macarena at a local house party. When students didn ' t go out to clubs they enjoye dancing and hanging out at their houses with a close group of frienc 46 student life KUMtf Jarrtfinff ffre fcMifed Jessica Donnelly and a partner salsa dance at Atlantis. Thursday nights were salsa nights and Saturdays were latin nights. Both nights includes lessons and dancing. o|- I personally am an avi and with FSU having more latin influence from its student body, Tallahassee ' s latin dance, scene is small but emerging. You can usually find me at Atlantis on a Thursday or Saturday night, but I ' ll go anywhere if the music is good and there are ladies to dance with. " Viddle, Junior Two students merengue at Paradigm as Salsa Florida plays live. Salsa Florida also performed live at Club Downunder in the Union as Corazon dancers taught lessons. nightlife 47 ourg When I was a freshman I couldn ' t have imagined being a part of the SLC and the amazing committee behind it. Those people were just way too cool for me. I ' ve seen so many life changing movies there. Now I ' m glad to have a role in picking the movies for our audiences and organz ing awesome events tb bring students togethei -Lauren White, Sophomo A crowded theater of students anxiously wait for their movie to start. Before every movie workers would talk to the audience about upcoming movies and events held at the SLC as well as the movie showing. Popular movies fill up quickly, so students arrived early to ensure their places in line. To pass the time, students brought card games or borrowed games from the nearby desk. The entertainment for these students begins far before the movie does. 48 student life Three students pause to pose in front of the Rocky Horror Picture Show ' s poster. Students dressed up in traditional Rocky Horror outfits, complete with bright colors, pleather and fishnet stockings. Students may live inside the Rocky Horror Picture Show as interactive participants in the show ' s theatrics before and during the show. is one of the top universfr £ Kira ' W " movie theaters in the countr- tt — ' 50 ' rDMAN ; l , ; " . J r ' B - «•,, . " ■ :• •»- - - interviews comedian David Wain in front of a live audience. The audience was able to ask questions and listen to David speak about lovies. The witty, blunt renaissance man has acted, directed and written screenplays. Students watch previews for upcoming movies. Students are sometimes given the opportunity to vote for the next midnight movie showing. The SLC uses this input when determining its monthly schedules. The FSU student body is continually grateful for this free, fun pastime. The Reel Cafe and lounge were an oasis for relaxation. Conveniently located next to the computers where students played games and surfed the internet, the newly opened cafe adds a unique ambiance to the nearby lobby. Students attending movies in the SLC may also enjoy the cafes gourmet beverages and baked goods. student life cinema 49 Dne of the great facilites on campus is Crenshaw Lanes. Students can play billards and bowling at very cheap rates. Bowling and the attempt to devour liards is seen as a way to de-stress and for others is a very competitive sport. Crenshaw Lanes hosts many club and IM teams who relis t organizes held socials on the Union the game of bowling and p Green in an attempt to gain new members. 50 student life union nvolved creating and learning together The Club Downunder conveniently located in the Union plays host to many local and up-and-coming artisits. Along with concerts every weekend, the Club Downunder is rented out by organizations for banquets or community events. International Programs held a fair on Union Green to inform students of their options. Each study abroad program had a representative present to answer any questions. Students spend a night out at Crenshaw Lanes to blow off some steam. Students also had the option of playing a game of billards conveniently located next door to Crenshaw Lanes. The lanes hosted a fund- raiser for Dance Marathon and other philanthropic events. The Student Union offers so many different activities that you should never say you ' re bored. One of my favorites is Crenshaw Lanes because of the cosmic bowling and billiards but I also love the many concerts in the Club Downunder throughout the year. -Savannah Cole, junior union 51 circus ove the rest ........ :m:i. Performing feats of amazing teamwork , agility and extraordinary strength, the FSU balancers practice multiple times a weet perfecting their skill and elevating their act to new levels. Balancing teams consist of two to four people in a group working together to display each persons best qualities Jugglers Chris Marcellus, Charley Mason and Scott Reina performed their three person juggling act for the crowd at the Parent ' s Weekend Homeshow The team continuously rehearses their act and performs in various away shows around the state of Florida and into Georgia. 52 student life Junior Evan Rose sits in position on the Chinese Poles getting ready to go into his next trick. The chinese pole consist of a team of performers that use strength, balance, and agility all while climbing a pole and defying gravity. Rose is also a performer in three other acts as are many in the show. s bicycle built for five has become one of the favorite acts for the audience to watch. This act consist of four luck ladies and one very ;y guy riding around the ring and performing tricks in motion. For rider Rachel Nickens, who is peddling the bike, driver Evan Rose, and 3w partners, Carly Emerson, Sarah Kate Donnely and Jessy Jaimison were able to put their team together while working at the FSU cus in Callaway Gardens. The FSU Circus packs up and moves to it summer home in Callaway, Georgia and for a handful of select ■formers that travel with them, it becomes a chance to practice their acts as well as learn new ones before the upcoming year. Every year the circus attempts to change the show a little with different acts from the past making the return or new acts debuting under the FSU big top for the first time. This year marks the return of triple trap where four women work together on an oversized trapeze into different astounding positions. No circus is complete without a ringmaster and at FSU they keep with the tradition. The ringmaster sets the stage for the upcoming acts with his fun descriptions of what ' s to come. Outside of the annual homeshows put on by the circus, the next big performance is done during the annual homecom- ing show at Pow Wow. This year the circus debuted new costumes and more daring acts as a sense of preview for their upcoming spring homeshows. circus 53 Two students scole the rock wall at the Rez. Before students were allowed to brave the wall they had to go through a quick lesson to learn the lingo for safety purposes. Once they reached the top of the wall they then transitioned to a different rope to repel back to the ground. occer members stand on the sidelines wait- ing for thier chance at victory. Many greek and individual organizations participated in intramural h as soccer and flag football. During a group picinic a couple of students started a game of sand volleyball. During warmer days students woi relax at the Rez having a picinic, playing volleyball or swimmir 54 student life rrtrroDirff or the sluggish Two students battle it out for the bail dur- ing an IM soccer game. Speed and agility were key in gaining control of the ball and therefore the game itself. Countless students would come to watch their fellow sister or brother play socceer, frisbee, etc. . A group of Sigma Pi ' s enjoy a game of two hand touch. The fields were open for anyone to pick up a game of football, soccer, frisbee, ect. dur- ing their free time. R Compton. The Rez lifeguards patrol the beach while students sunbathe. The cool sand and warm sun supplied a tranquil environment for students to unwind. Kayaking and canoeing allowed students access to remote areas of the lake. I enjoy going to the Rez to hang out with friends and canoeing. We try to find baby alligators. It ' s like our own personal lake where you can go and just relax with friends, have a picnic or play beach volleyball. -Laura Strawser-Booth campus recreation 55 I . osceoia raise Chief Osceola, accompanied by Ren- egade, serves as an important symbol for our university. Commonly, he can be found on the football field during home games. The current Chief Osceola is Josh Halley from Chipley, FL. In order to keep the posi- tion of Chief Osceola he has to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and study the history of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, regardless of his mapr. He practices a couple times a week all year to be able to ride bare bad- without stirrups while holding a spear above his head. Chief Osceola serves as the precursor to the game. Before every home game, Chief Osceola lights his spear upon Ren- egade in the end zone before dashing to the 50-yard line and throwing his spear into the ground. This ritual gets every Seminole hyped for the game. 56 student life Chief Osceola pumps up the crowd after a Semi- nole score. His presence is a constant reminder of fanatical spirit. His enthusiasm on the field leads to a winning cycle. He encourages the fans in the bleachers to cheer, which in turn encourage the r ' i " • ♦ j Pi MnnfreH faife i£: .t »» V r .... fli j « i i • Chief Osceola has become a FSU football staple. Many students paint their faces in war paint to signify Chief Osceola ' s importance to our team. Chief Osceola is so embedded in the FSU spirit that he leads the fans in the war chant throughout the game. He is the undying Seminole spirit, the everlasting fan, who will continue to chant even when our team is down in the 4th quarter. £ J» i student black out games, Chief Osceola still adorns his garnet and gold. The colors serve as a constant reminder of Florida States spirit d longevity. As a mascot for one of the top university ' s in the country, Josh Halley must dominate the field with his presence. One aspect that cannot be overlooked is Chief Osceola ' s trusty sidekick, Renegade. The beautiful Appaloosa horse serves as an important member of the team. Chief Osceola cannot carry himself to do the pre-game ritual. If he did, then it would not be as effective. Without the presence of Renegade, Chief Osceola would lose his overwhelming power of motivation. :hief osceoia 57 M ' i MM •„.■ ' ,■■. we are... SCHOLARS academics ' r -.•«2g a f . ' : i MSB academics division resident ot the uni versi ■■B was an- Dr. Thome nounced the 13th president of Florida State University on January 6, 2003. He is the first university alumnus to serve as president of Florida State. A career educator with more than 30 years of experience in the State of Florida ' s educational system, Dr. Wetherell is also the only FSU president with experience in all four major divisions within higher education, having held positions in the offices of academic affairs, student services, business affairs, and development. He has held leadership lic and private institutions of higher ation. taring his tenure as president, Florida State realized its dream of establishing, receiving full NTs first public new allopathic medical last 25 years. etherell ' s leadership Florida State ken the university ' s most extensive 1 ,,. „ ills, a general purpose classroom Hood services facilities, parking flBW center, research facilities, massive reftvation projects, a Heritage Walk ughout campus, as well as the r of a new medical school. rell has been inducted into Florida ' -i ' u ii r r i .i prestigious Moore-Stone Award, d Service Award. In addition, he hasCTsW erfflwffded an honorary Doctor- leaders the head chief President T.K. Wetherell presented the Westcott Award to Louise Jones Gopher for her academic achievement. Gopher was the first female member of the Semi- nole Tribe of Florida to earn a college degree, graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in business. The distinguished Westcott Award is a rare honor reserved for those whose loyalty, advocacy and support of the university is deemed extraordinary. Waving to spectators from d parade convertible, President T.K. Wetherell is accompanied by his wife Virginia B Wetherell. The respected " first lady " is a former Florida state government official and state legislator. lffr!i7?ZS!7S!iTli -information courtesy of FSU web site 60 student life ■•: ' :• president t.k. wetherell 61 Students visiting Spain can can enjoy the edu- cation and amusement of the Cuidad de las Artes y Gertie , of Arts and Sciences), museums were designed by Santiago Caiatrava and consist of tour museums: Principe Felipe Museum (the science museum), the L ' Hemisferia (the iMAX theater and planetarium), the Palau de les Arts (the opera house and center for performing arts), L ' Umbracle (walkway and gardens), and the L ' Oceanografic (the aquarium). The museums lie on the dry river bed of River Turia and are Valencia ' s main tourist attraction. . mfi H H . i i mwu EdificiodeAcceso H S A m 62 academics Valencia, soain cultured under the Spanish sun There is no better way to learn Spanish poetry than on the beach with the sound of the tranquil waves clasping against the sand. The FSU Spain study center is only a ten minute metro ride to the beach. Students, therefore, change their learning contexts frequently to learn about different topics. Dr. Biringer (better known as B.J.) enjoys exploring and teaching in different places so his students can dive into the lives of Valencian or the Spanish authors that are being addressed. What most people don ' t know is that Va- lencia used to be occupied by the Romans (in 137 B.C.), the Visigoths, and the Moors. Studying in " La Plaza de la Virgen, " these students are able to experience the art, intellectual activity, and civic pride of the diverse history of Valencia. This area is the heart of Old Valencia and is famous for its " basilica, " " La Plaza de la Reina, " and the Turia fountain. Valencia, spain 63 anamoa Dr. Carlos Ricardo Langoni was pro- nounced director of the FSU Panama - ; n 2004. However, his affilia- i .1 o.i i i i . inn7 lonau oiuie biuneu in itu hM in both teaching and BliillilHft IwsBSiSSiffl SjtSlfSMSHlfti nafon as program director. He was invited by Dr. Jorge Luis Quiroz in the 0 ' s 7 to assist him with running ■•!liBKllBtsW«I»]lWI ]IIIID schedules and aiding faculty out their assignments. Later, in M.tirc.iffiraEreffigriKroniragsn ,e asked Dr. Langoni to be WllL«liT««rC S«JK«l i Rector is to make FSU Pana- ma ranked the best American university A flgygg He is well on his way aching his aspiration. li attended Ponificia Universi- I I. . n. i i . n .1 jated with a B.S. in Electrical »■■.=«• rc ai vw BAwMK li[¥l idustrial Engineering fro m A A I I . ., II , I v uiiiveibiiy. I le currenriy asses in Computer Science ematics. cultivated the other panama city Teachers can expect their students to grasp the ideas of a lesson by reciting words from a textbook, however, experiencing lecture material isn ' t a lesson that can be taught in classroom settings. These Cross Cultural History students are fortunate enough to spend class time exploring the ruins of forts built to protect the Panama La Vieja instead of reading about it in a textbook or learning from a lecture. Imagine hanging on the beach with the wind blowing through your hair, birds chirp- ing, and the sound of the waves crashing against the sand. After a class lecture on an island excursion at Isla Grande, students relax from the typical class instruction to enjoy the scenery. Having the opportunity to go on excursions every class sounds " too good to be true, " but studying in the international programs makes it possible. 64 academics Students frequently use the Panama City causeway because it is the gateway to many restaurants, shops, bars, and attractions. The streets are lined with palm trees extending the distance of the causeway. The bridge that connects the mainland to the islands that surround the city is filled with benches and lanes for bicyclers and joggers. — — TST " ponama city, panama 65 66 academics bndon, enaland sophisticated any tea and crumpets With hopes that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip would come out of thier residence, these students wait with antici- pation at Buckingham Palace. What most people don ' t know is that this London resi- dence is also the manor of Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. Giving a lecture at the parliament build- ing, Sandy D ' Alemberte, gives his students a mental picture of what he is discussing. Referring his concepts to the actual setting is one the most beneficial teaching styles international programs can offer. A little known fact is that this professor was a former FSU president. Learning on site gives students the opportunity to not only take in what they learned, but to also experience it. : ' In January of 2007, Dr. Kathleen Paul was named Director of the FSU London Program. After be- ing an assistant professor at the University of South Florida, she became director. Dr. Paul, a native of the United Kingdom, was a study abraod student here inj p. i r n i i and MA in History fr " ii a i r n i Post-Graduate Certificate Edu- cation (History) from th feW of Bath in England anqj History from the Universi England. bndon, england 67 torenca.rto 0IDC6 Z J y—t wvjv v. the program director for the FSU Italy Program and had assisted the center ' s director from 1987 up to ' ' ie time she earned the the title of program director. Also, Capitani served as a graduate counselor of the Florence program in the spring of 1975. While studying abroad in ltaly,_Capitani met her husband now reside in Florence, luated from Florida State with an AAA ' in Religion ed her B.A. in Philosophy i University of Florida. enlightened when in florence... Walking through the ancient streets of Florence, these students make their way towards the market. Strolling through the Italian outdoor markets is something similar to our " American " flea markets. Vendors crowd the sides of the streets selling their specialty goods and items. The Florence students get a taste of the city ' s culture and interact with the native vendors while shopping. The art of negotiation and bargaining in Italy is competitive, but it is one of the characteristics that makes up Italian tourism. Art students, studying in Florence, sketch and admire their Italian surroundings to get ideas for their sketches. After visiting art museums and seeing the art of legends, these students are inspired by masterpiec- es to work on sketches of their own. 68 demic academics LI florence, itdy 69 e ot arts cpcj sciences seph Travis was nar dean of the College of Arts Scier in October 2005. He had served interim dean since June 2005. Travis previously served as the director of the School of Computational Science. A Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Profes- sor, Travis has been a member of Ll faculty of the department of biolog sciences since 1980 and served as chair of the department from 1991 to 19 ( Travis, who specializes in the fields . evolution and ecology, was named ■ fellow of the American Association the Advancement of Science in 19 He also has received a University Tea ing Award and a Developing Schc Award. Travis earned a bachelc biology from the University of jke University in 1980 eclectic diversity in majors and students The College of Arts Sciences prides itself on being the largest college on FSU ' s campus. The College of Arts Sciences contains many departments including; Aerospace Studies Department, Anthro- pology, Biological Science, Chemistry Biochemistry, Classics, Computational Science, Computer Science, English , Geological Sciences, History, Interdisi- plinary Humanities Program, Mathematics, Meteorology, Military Science Depart- ment, Modern Languages, Oceanography, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion Statistics. With so many diverse depart- ments, the college can boast on supplying the workforce with thousands of supreme candidates each year. a Ij cW Ups CW.mU- ■. ' fewt SUM % 1fof tW YCAAs w-Uar»jy N 70 academics T " mjj0 • %■ : S a. ■ - ■ ■ w% | %f nl ' ' ■ « — -- ' ■ ■■■■ ' ■=£C i - ' ™P TI 1 ' ' ' . r ..r -- 3P s»w 0— w ;Mtsy ,M !? Today, 75 percent of the Liberal Studies Program and over 40 percent of University instruction, generally, are offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. i ......... college of arts and sciences 71 71 academics II r i colleqe ot business Drofessionals driving the international economy The COB accounting graduates rank among the nations best in passing the CPA examinations, and specifically are ranked 4th in the pass rate on the Auditing section and 10th in the Business Environment and Concepts section of the CPA exam. Each semester, faculty members work closely with teams of students to prepare them for competitions and real-world situations. Caryn Beck-Dudley is the fifth dean and the woman to lead the Florida State University College of Business. Prior to her arrival in Tallahassee, Beck-Dudley was dean of the School of Business at Utah Stati four years. Other university experience includes: k ing business law, employment law, and business e as professor and head of the management and human resource department at USU; serving as an invited professor at the University of Michigan School of Busi- ness; and spending a sabbatical teaching in the Honors Program at the University of Georgia ' s Terry College of Business. Prior to her academic career, Beck-Dudley was an attorney with a large Salt Lake City law firm. From her first day here, Dean Beck-Dudley h been working to implement her vision of the Coll of Business as an institution where strong emphasi: leadership, integrity, respect, innovation, and excellence will solidify our reputation as a nationally preem business school. Here are some of the Colleg Business ' key achievements over the past year: News World Report " ranks the COB undergraduate program 29th among public institutions in the nation; " U.S. News World Report " ranks the Management Information Systems program 14th among public in tions and 19th in the nation; the " U.S. News V Report " ranks the Risk Management Insurance Proc 4th among public institutions and 6th in the nation; the undergraduate Accounting Program is ranked 25th and the graduate Accounting Program is ranked 24th among public and private institutions by the prestigious annual rankings of the " Public Accounting Report " ; the marketing faculty are ranked 5th by the " Chronicle of Higher Education " in terms of schok Dedman School of Hospitality is rai nation for the quality of its faculty ranked in the top 10 for the qualify of its facilities and i ir r a i i J the Real Estate Program at FSU w 11th nationally among public institute and World Report. " college of business 73 e ot comrndFiicatiori Dr. John Mayo, the current dean o Florida State ' s Coliege of Communica- tion for the past twelve years, has been very active in research projects to enrich the communications field. Dr. Mayo graduated from Princeton with an a A in politics, followed by receiving MA and PhD. in Communications n Stanford. Dr. Mayo believes rngly that " ...since ancient times, com- munication has been recognized as an ][ if not the quintessential human derinq this belief, it comes I 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 diffusion of innovations, and distance learning. He gained a passion for travelina early in his life when he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Columbia. He later became a Fulbright Lecturer in Chile. Mayo more recently produced itness, a television documentary on nr -ignis in 2000. Today, he con- e to make improvements ' . ations within his field and in of Communication connections exploring governing relationship: The College of Communication operates under the assumption that communica- tion is the essential activity of the human world. With that, they acknowledge its significance and prepare students for lead- ership roles in many fields The College of Communication offers selective admittance into their undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. The College of Communication prepares students for work in communications disorders as well. Sign language is a main component of this study and many students must master this skill. Assistant in Communications Disorders, Julia Justl leads a small session of sign-language to two eager students. 7 A academics The College of Communication prepares graduates for many fields because of its universal need and importance. The Col- lege of Communication offers degrees in Advertising, Public Relations, Media Communication Studies, Media Production, Mass Media Studies, and Commu- nication Studies. Students can also achieve minors in the com- munications field. Graduates of these programs will govern our interpersonal, social, and global relationships. 1 1 CEDSDD 1 rnnnnin J college of communioation 75 l r 11 he Colleges degree program, Computer Criminol- ogy, offers students the opportunity to become information technology experts on information-related crime, cyber-forensics, and computer network security issues facing all leveis of business, gov- ernment and academia. The major requires 53 hours in criminology and computer science courses. -College of Criminology website 76 academics £ra ri fmfm m fM It! ? y M [ f u m m m m.% £ , «U T ■ 4 ■ edication the rule of the game The FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is an intellectual community where students are involved in and learn about advancing criminological research that links science and theory to matters of effective and responsible public policy. They value scholarly collaboration and emphasize the importance of research that has real-world implications.- They also create knowledge that improves the quality of life. -FSU College of Criminology website Even more astounding is their doctoral program which is the nation ' s oldest Ph.D. program in criminology and criminal justice. Their continued excellence has contributed to many bright newcomers in the fields of criminology and criminal research. Thomas Blomberg became dean of the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2004. Blomberg is FSU ' s Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology. Blomberg began his career at FSU in 1973 and has earned four university teaching awards, a School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Teach- ing Award and an FSU Gold Key Honor Society Outstanding Faculty Member Award during his tenure. Blomberg is internationally recognized for his research in corrections. He was the driv- ing force in bringing the Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program to FSU, a six-year program that assesses the educational programs in Florida ' s juvenile detention and commitment fa- cilities. Blomberg earned his bachelor ' s, master ' s and doctoral de fornia college of criminology and criminal justice 77 State University College of Education. Dr. Driscoll is also the Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research and a professor in the In- structional Systems and Educational Psychology programs within the department of educational psychology and learning systems at the univer- sity. Her past appointments include serving as chair of the department from 1996 - 2003. She is also past-president of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). She is the author or co-author of six textbooks in learning and instruction, including Psychology of Learning for Instruction, which won the 1995 Outstanding Book Award in Instructional Development from AECT, and with Robert AA. Gagne authored, Essentials of Learning for Instruction. She has also published numerous articles in professional journals on learning, instructional theory and educational semiotics. In teaching, Dean Driscoll won th Outstanding Instructor Award from students in Instructional Systems and Educational Psy- chology in 1990-91, 1991-92 and 1994-95; a College of Education Teaching Award Incentive Program award in r excellence in undergraduate and i cum laude from Mount Holyoke J her M.S and PhD. degrees in tts at Amherst. | Students, faculty and members of the education community joined the COE in the Fail of 2007 for a two-day Dean ' s Symposium on Teacher Quality. Dr. Susan Wood of the COE ' s depart- ment of middle and secondary education leads participants in a discussion at the English education-sponsored 2007 Writer ' s Institute. 78 academ ics Dean Marcy Driscoll, Associate Dean David Foulk and COE Building Committee Chair Steve Conner join repre- sentatives from Elliott Marshall Innes, P.A. and Childers Construction Company in breaking ground on the Stone Building expansion and renovation project in August 2007. college of education 79 80 academics college or enqineenn researchers designing the future Jack Forrest, an Electrical and Computer Engineering senior, explains the design of his team ' s robot to the Senior Design capstone project reviewers, Dr. Raj Arora (center) and Dr. Leonard Tung (right). Steinar Dale, Director, Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), consults with a team of researchers on the Center ' s real-time digital power systems simulator. ult-y at University of Iowa from 1967 to 19 and as Chair of the Department Mechanical Engineering from 19 to 1992. Since 1992, Dr. Chen sen as the Dean of Engineering for b Florida A M University and Flor ite University. He is currently als ifessor of Mechanical Engineer I an affiliated Professor in Biomi Engineering. Dr. Chen has be ociated with teaching and research turbulent flows and heat transfer, jengineering, nanomagnetic and flow visualization. He has supervised 42 postdoctoral and visiting schol- ars, 38 doctoral dissertations c . master theses. Dr. Chen receiv the Ph.D. from Case Western Reser ' " iversity in 1967. He was award .j Alexander von Humboldt Senioi United States Scientist Award in 1974, is a life fellow of American Society of jchanical Engineers, and American Society of Civi Dr. Chen authored over on journal publications anar and edited over ten booL inventor of four patents oi separation. college of engineering 81 Frank Patterson became dean of the Film School in 2003. Patterson formerly was associate dean and director of the Film School at Chapman University in Orange, California. He has taught film at FSU, Baylor University and the University of Texas at Austin. He also has served as president of the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood. Patterson has more than 20 years of experience as a writer, director and producer of motion pictures. Patterson earned V i . i i . im Baylor University. ilmmakers for your viewing pleasure The FSU Film School is one of the best equipped education facilities dedicated solely to film production. From sound stages to industry standard mix theaters, The Film School makes available to its students the best in production technology 24 hours a day. The FSU Film School is one of the most highly-ranked in America. Its students have won over 700 awards, prizes and featured screenings at national and international festivals, including those of the Cannes Film Festival, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Coca-Cola Collegiate Competition and the Pioneer Electronics Collegiate Competition. 82 academics college of motion picture, television, and recording arts 83 r ' cs r i coiieae or human science y of life Learning from professionals is the best way to create them. An approved clinical instructor and a certified athletic trainer perform a demonstration. Technology is a large part of both individual study and classroom instruction. Students use innovative programs to enhance their learning experiences. l- -«J»«SB BR " ' ■:, Jgk WflftiffiH •■ ' " w 1 1 ■M " Til ' ■K- " Billie J. Collier became the fifth dean of the College of Human Sciences at Florida State University in October 2006. She follows a legacy of pioneers and leaders in education and research. Before coming to FSU, she was the associate vice chan- cellor for research compliance and the director of the Textiles and Nonwovens Development Center at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Prior to that, she was a professor and the director of the School of Human Ecology at Louisiana State University, where she served as president of the Faculty Senate. She also taught at Ohio University and the University of Georgia. She received PhD. and M.S. degrees in Textiles from the University of Tennessee and graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a bachelor ' s degree in music. The author of two textbooks, Understanding Textiles and Textile Testing and Analysis, Collier has published over 50 articles and holds six patents. She was recognized by the Fiber Society as a Distinguished Lecturer and by the LSU Agricultural Center for her contributions to agricultural research. Collier ' s research focuses on the development of sustainable textile products from manufactured cellulosic fibers. Continuing the college ' s tradition of strong academic programs, Collier will emphasize graduate study and research. In a student-centered environment, teaching and research are b rought together to prepare the next genei sionals in human sciences. college of human sciences 85 - e mm wrence nnis was named dean of the College of Information in 2004. He formerly served as associate vice president for academic affairs and director of the Office of Distributed and Distance Learning (ODDL) at FSU. Dennis previously served as a physics professor and acting director of the Supercomputer Computations Research Institute and developed FSU ' s five-year BS AAS program in computational phys- ics, as well as the first computational physics course in that program. Dennis came to FSU in 1979 as a research as- sociate and was hired as an assistant p rofessor a year later. He was pro- moted to associate professor in 1985 and full professor in 1990. He has won a University Teaching Award and two State of Florida Teaching Incentive Program Awards. He received his mission making vital connections Graduates of the College of Information are professionals in Information Architec- ture; Information Management, Use and Policy; Information Resources and Services; Information Technology; and, Youth Ser- vices. They use these services to continue making vital connections between people technology, and information. ' The College of Information serves to intertwine the connection between people and information. The College of Informa- tion is proud that in its more than 50-year history, it has produced graduates who occupy positions of significant leadership and responsibility. 86 academics college of information 87 88 academics II colleae ot law honorable future legal minds Left: Florida State Law ' s first place team in the November 2006 Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Competition. From left to right, Coach Dean LeBoef, team member Conti Moore, Coach Maria Santoro, and team members Karlyn Hylton, Brandy Hance, and Nathan Prince. Below: Legal Writing Professor Susan Bodell (left) converses with law student Yu- suf Haidermota. Don Weidner has been Dean of Florio State University College of Law for six- teen years. During his tenure as Dean, the richness and reputation of the pro- grams at Florida State have increased significantly. So has private fundraising. One of the law school ' s new programs is " Summer for Undergraduates, " which is a privately endowed program designed to enlarge the " pipeline " to law school for students from groups historically under- represented in the legal profession. He has written numerous articles on part- nerships, fiduciary duties and taxation, and is co-author of The Revised Uniform Partnership Act (West Group, 2007] (with R. Hillman and A. Vestal). He also has written on the use of special purpose entities, professionalism and academic freedom. He teaches Property, Agency and Partnership, and Real Estate Finance. A member of the American Law Institute who also served the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws as the Reporter (principal drafter) for the Revised Uniform Partnership Act, he has also served as a Visiting Professor at Stan- ford Law School, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of New Mexico, and the University of North Caro ' 1 his legal career at the Nev of Willkie Farr Gallagher received a B.S. from Fordl and a J.D. with Honors fron of Texas at Austin, where i Editor of the Texas Law Review began v firm Voject college of law 89 rene N m m . Dr. J. Ocie Harris, dean of the FSU Colleg Medicine, is stepping down at the conclu of the 2007-08 academic year. Dr. Harris been dean of the medical school for five ye guiding the department through its critical e growth from a first-year program with 30 dents to a program that now encompasse: regional campuses, two rur,al medical educa programs and includes an enrollment that exceed 400 students with the next incorr class. Dr. Harris, an internist with more than 30 ye of experience in undergraduate medical edu tion, was named dean of the FSU College Medicine Jan. 28, 2003. He came to FSL November 2000 as associate dean for med education, and was responsible for oversee the development of FSU ' s regional medical school campuses and recruiting clinical faculty. As director of the internal medicine clerkship at the University of Florida from 1974 to 1995, Dr. Harris oversaw the transition of Uf internal medicine education from an entire hospital-based clerkship to one with significant ambulatory experiences. In 1989, he assumed the . directorship of UFs North Florida Area Health Educ ation Centers Program, which developed co uniTTOj-sed education for health profes- 4i ii J ii i i ui j vji ivj 1 1 icvjiuvjii y fibs. Dr. Harris led the Ah sjir i an for community-based programs ollege of Medicine from 1991 until sr in primary Florida. Dr. Harris was recogn ts with the Hippocratic Award for _ll fell L ' =_ . i -I ,. , . ' , ompassionate physicians of tomorrow Hispanic Business magazine rated the FSU College of Medicine among the top 10 medical schools in the country for Hispanic students. Shown- Sady Armada, a native of Cuba, during the 2007 graduation ceremony. Dr. Robin Albritton, a 2007 graduate of the FSU College of Medicine, is a first- year resident in the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Pro- gram. FSU ranked No. 1 in the nation last year in the number of its graduates enter- ing family medicine residency programs. 90 academics • WJi?r Fourth-year medical student Aarti Patel is a student at the College of Medicine ' s Orlando regional campus, where she completes her required and elective medi- cal rotations at area hospitals, clinics and physician offices. The College of Medicine has six re- gional campuses around the state where all third- and fourth-year students complete their medical training prior to graduation. Second-year medical students Leroy Floyd III and Vanessa Prowler benefit from one of the most state-of-the-art medical schools in the country at the FSU College of Medicine. college of medicine 91 Zollege of Music has o student body of 750 undergraduate and 400 graduate students representing nearly every state in the nation and 20 foreign countries. A maximum enrollment of approxi- mately 1150 is designed to provide all students individualized instruc- tion and a balanced ensemble experience. The faculty of artist performer-teachers and scholars of national and international repute numbers 97, with 225 graduate teaching and research assistants. 92 academics I I w e ot music performers 1 bringing music to our lives Each year the College of Music offers more than 500 concerts and recitals featuring faculty members, students, guest artists, and ensembles of all sizes. Of particular interest to the music student are national and international guest artist performances, master classes and residen- cies sponsored by the College of Music. Please see our online monthly calendar for College of Music programs and other cultural activities on campus. The College of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National As- sociation of Schools of Music. Don Gibson was selected as the sixth dean of the College of Music in 2005. Gibson came from Ohio State University, where he served as director of the School of Music from 1992 to 2003 Gibson has also served as director of School of Music at Western Michigan University, associate dean of the School of Music at Baylor University, and chair of the Instrumental Division of Music at the Univer- sity of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from Florida State and both a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Duquesne University. Gibson has been active in the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) serving as chair of the Commission on Accreditation, as a member of The Executive Committee and Board of Directors and as associate chair of the Commission on Accreditation, as well as several other leadership chair positions over the previous decade, i ,. i. , Lambda (national music hor. has served on its Board of CO liege of music 93 ttursin the FSU College of Nursing in August 2007. As professor and director of the University of Delaware School of Nurs- ing from 2002-06, Plowfield oversaw a dramatic increase in faculty research; led two national accreditations; developed and implemented a new undergraduate residency curriculum; established a state- of-the-art simulation center; and success- fully spearheaded the drive for increased state funding. In addition, she was the most highly funded professor of nursing at UD for many years. Initially armed with a diploma in Nursing from Geisinger Medi- cal Center in Danville, Penn., Plowfield went on to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, a master ' s de- gree in trauma and critical care nursing from the University of Maryland, and a nt from Johns Hopkii commitemo health care The energy and excitement of a nursing career is built on a strong educational foundation as well as an understanding of vulnerabilities and the human condition. Here at Florida State that excitement is felt every day. Our students experience nursing through learning in active classroom settings, in a high technology simulation laboratory, and in clinical agencies across the state. FSU ' s nurising faculty take great pride in the strong tradition of educational excel- lence and the pursuit of evidence based practice and advanced nursing practice through graduate nursing education. 94 acadei mics college of nursing 96 academics II colleae ot social science impact the eaders of tor headers of tomorrow This is a vibrant place. Our six academic departments and 17 Interdisciplinary Pro- grams, Centers, and Institutes address virtually every economic, political, and social issue that society must face in the 21st century. . , . Our students receive an education that reflects the College ' s mission to prepare them for meaningful careers, advanced professional training, and an active role in public life. -David W. Rasmussen, Dean, College of Social Sciences The College of Social Sciences had over 30,000 students enrolled in their classes along with 2,900 major in their prestigi- ous degree programs. Indeed, a degree ram the College of Social Sciences will leave you prepared to confront the com- munity, national, and cosmopolitan issues. . . , vasmussen, the James . H. Gapinski Professor of Economics and the director of the DeVoe L Moore Center at Florida State University, was named dean of the College of Social Sciences in 2003. Rasmussen, who spe- cializes in the economics of crime and criminal justice, economic development d policy analysis, received a university leaching Incentive Program Award in 1995 and a Professorial Excellence Program Award in 1997. He has a long history of service on FSU boards and committees including the Faculty Sen- . ate and the College of Social Sciences Promotion and Tenure Committee. Ras- mussen began his career at FSU in 1968 an assistant prof roressor or economics and urban and regional planning and achieved the rank of full professor in 1979. He received his bac • _ . r Indiana and his master ' : ' grees ussoun. I ' Awniilimt college of social ' sciences 97 .- .■■ ' " ;. iii 3l : work ,aron mciNeece received 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 pro- bation and adult corrections before serving on the faculty at the University of- Arkansas and the University of Ken- tucky. He has been on the faculty at Florida State University since 1978. He served as assistant dean of the School of Social Work from 1979 until 1986, and he served as acting dean from 2001 to 2002. From 1992 to 2000, he served as director of the Institute for Health and Human Services Research at FSU, where he conducted research on approximately 130 intervention programs for substance abusing criminal and juvenile offenders. He is the co-author (with Diana M. DiNitto) ■of Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach (Allyn Bacon, 2005), and the co-author (with David W. Springer and Elizabeth M. Arnold) of Substance Abuse Treatmen t for Criminal Offend- ers (Am erican Psychological Asso- 003). His latest publications " Social Work and Walter W. ofessor of Social Work at fc-3 a«r " can reaching out to Hfose in need 98 academics ! college of social work 99 Hardy Weaver and Kristina Almaguer in the School of Theatre ' s production of Stephen Sondheims Into The Woods. « % 1 ■.. 100 academics colleae or visual arts, theatre, and dance m creative expressing skill and passion Dancer Blythe Barton displays her beauti- ful form in one of the many impressive perfomances held for the university anc Tallahassee community. Interior Design students participating in Habitat for Humanity build from IND 3470 Construction Systems, Fall 2007. Professor Sally McRorie serves as Dean o College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance at Florida State University. Dean AAcRorie ' s prior professional experiences include service as the Chair of Art and Design at Purdue University, " air of the Department of Art Education at FSU, Co-Director of the Florida Institute for Art Education, and National Co-Chair of the Getty and Annenberg Foundations multi-year project " Transforming Education through the Arts " She taught elementary and middle school art in the public schools of North Carolina and Kansas, and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas in 1985. Dean McRorie has published widely in the fields of art, art education, and aesthetics; has given over 100 lectures and presentations nat ionally and internationally; and has received numerous awards including the Manuel Barkan Award for Outstanding Paper in Art Education, the Florida State University Teaching Award, and the Florida and Indiana Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Awards. « S88B college of visual arts, theater, and dance 101 uGEJFSe- o fun criflMf dn Qtiva rsetJesigned to nelp new: students Jearn. about the vast resources available to them and become successful at Florida State University. FYE is designed to assist students in learning about their FSU community, classmates, and themselves. The class is centered as an interactive and informative class. Stu- dents do activites ranging from campus scavenger hunts, community service, library orientation, time management exercises, FYE hello, florida state more. The FYE course offers students the oppor- tunity to acclimate and connect to Florida State University through a small class atmo- sphere with instructors who genuinely care about the students ' well-being and success. Along with the instructors, first year stu- dents taking FYE are given a Peer Leader to role-model and act as a campus and college resource. Peer Leaders are usually sophomores through seniors at FSU. One of the most memorable activities . from FYE is the the community service project each class does. First year students are given the chance to help the Tal- lahassee community : through Habitat for Humanity, the Animal Shelter, homeless soup kitchens, and the boys and girls club. Students have also given their time to the community worldwide by making cards for soldiers overseas, The First Year Expericece also prides itself on giving freshmen students the skills to meet people of differing cultures and backgrounds. Many freshmen ha ve npt experienced a diverse array of people, so FYE practices skills towards overall diversity and inclusion in students lives. 102 academics m FYE peer leaders are a group of sophomore through senior students that love helping others. Most peer leaders are very active on campus and in the community. They use their prior I nowledge, social skills, and warming hearts to make the freshmen experience for their students exceptional. linage WESTO mmm RUBY DIAMOND St—C 7$ il VM I n 104 academics •rfS ■g , ,,. l „ £ i ' Bf5i mil . ' • j |T Jl mwr KM KMUJVML mG - ttJB ' 3 , ■ !ftfe - Sim: 18 1 • la? ocadmeic excellence 105 we are... UNCONQUEREE •0 b 1 1 1 11 nr i rn n i n i T m th wn t iwmwiwinii Www ww m w w w j u hiii h 106 athletics . " t athletics athletics division 107 You got to fight, fight, fight for FSU! You got to scalp ' em Seminoles! You got " to win, win, wjn, win this game and Roll on down to make those goals! For FSU is on the warpath rl. De ' Cody Fagg, a senior wide receiver from Ouincy, Fla, started ten cl twelve games in the 2007 season. During the September 29th game acl Alabama, De ' Cody had the season ' s longest reception; he went 70 yards L touchdown. The coaches named Fagg " most dependable wide recell bottles ore won on the gridiron football Antone Smith is a |unior running back here at Florida State. Coming out of high school he was the number one recruited running back in the country. Antone rushed for the longest touchdown of the 2007 season at 49 yards against Clemson During the 2007 game against the University of Alabama-Birming- ham, Drew Weatherford had the seasons best three touchdown passes and 332 passing yards. The Seminoles also rushed for 190 yards and one touchdown at the game against the Blazers Roosevelt Lawson participated in 10 games during the 2007 season backing up the starting rover My- ron Rolle. The two rovers ended the season with a combined total of 38 solo tackles and 28 assists. Lawson is a red shirt |unior, and Rolle is a true sophomore s years Blackout game occurred against Duke, and it marked another Home- coming win for Coach Bobby Bowden. The victory was the 371st win for the famous coach. The game was also Drew Weatherfords first start after the battle for starting quarterback with Xavier Lee The Seminoles overthrew the Blue Devils with a score of 25-6. 108 athleti ics battle ' s end she ' s great. So fight, fight, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D-A S-T-A-T-E! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! The 2007 football team has faced some challenges, but players and fans seem optimistic about its future. With the addition of coaches such as Jimbo Fisher and Chuck Amato, change is in the air in Doak Campbell Stadium. Fisher was added in January 2007 as the new of- fensive coordinator. He coached at LSU before traveling to Tallahassee to assist the ' Noles. Amato returned to Bowden ' s staff as the executive associate head coach and linebacker coach. Amato returns after seven seasons with the North Carolina State Wolfpack. One of the newest wide receivers in the Seminoles line up is the up and com- ing star Preston Parker. Parker played in all 12 regular season games. He went for 686 yards for the whole season, averaging 57.2 yards per game. The wide receiver returns kicks, and he averaged 10.4 yards per carry with a long return of 44 yards. Parker also added to the passing game; he was one for two and threw for 17 yards. He is set to be an important asset to the 2008 Seminole football team. football 109 Wocxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj!!!! High over towera jell; Praising those Gothic spires, we love so well. Here sons and daughters stand, faithful and true, Hailing our aim bring it on... cheerleading The ladies on the All-Girl cheerlead- ing squad must be well-rounded cheerleaders in order to be selected as a Seminole cheerleader The team has rigorous tumbling requirements. Each lady trying out must be able to do a standing tuct a triple toe back, back handspring back tuck, and at least one round- off back handspring back tuck combination The stunt requirements for the All- Girl squad are just as strict. Each woman must be able to complete the following stunts for their position. an extension, a liberty, a stretch double down, an arabesque-540, and a combo stunt with at least two tricks and a double cradle Each woman trying out for the squad has to specify whether she wants to be a base, a back spot, or a top. The girls are then ludged against others going for their same position. When trying out, candidates collaborate to complete the required stunt formations. The Seminole cheerleaders are not only athletes; they are also assets to the university ' s school and community. They participate in many of the events held on campus, such as PowWow and Cheers for Charity. Each year, the cheerlead- ers volunteer their time to hold a " Spear-It " clinic for local youth. Anyone that is r under is welcome to participate in this cheer camp. The students get material from both cheerleading squads, which they perform at the end amp. The students also get to attend a home football game to see the Seminoles in action v 1 V % 110 athletics U. Here ' s a hymn to the Garnet and the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women bold. Sing with heads held high. Striving ere to seek to know, Fight for The Seminole cheerleaders could not do all of the work on their own. Their coach, Staci Sutton, is a recent gradu- ate of Florida State, and she was a member of the 1997 National Championship All- Girl competition squad. She is also a nine year member of the Universal Cheerleaders As- sociation. Staci is the program director for the Gym Force Cheerleading in Tallahassee Despite the fact that both squads are non-competitive, each group does prepare a competition-style routine to perform at various appearances throught the year. Both groups have performances at PowWow, the annual Homecoming show, and they display their routines at Cheers for Charity, an event hosted by Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Their competition dances are also used during the football and basketball games. cheerleading victory. Alma Mater, this our song to you echoes " F5.U. " -Yol light for FSU! You got to scalp em Seminoles! You got to win, win, win, win this game and Roll on Midfielder Erika Sutton prepares to toss the ball back into play against the North Carolina Tarheels. This year the Seminoles fought hard to take the Tarheels into an overtime game. The rally was unsuccessful, but this Noles Soccer Team has proven that it is dedicated to each game The Seminoles Soccer Team also battled North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Confer- ence tournament K irsten van de Ven checks into the Seminole line-up as number 14. Kirsten played in and started 23 games in the 2007 season and she had seven goals and four assists on the season. She also took 44 shots Krister, was third on the team in number of goals in the season. athletics those goals! For FSU is on the warpath now, and at the battle ' s end she ' s great. So fight, fight, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D-A S-T-A-T-E! FLORI- r Libby Gianeskis (12) and |unior Sarah Wagenfuhr (5) work together ively to steal the ball from a North Carolina player. In the 2007 season eminoles ' offense had 75 goals in 181 shots on the goal, giving them a I accuracy rate; they were also 2-for-2 in penalty kicks taken on the goaf goooooooooooooi . . soccer This year, the Florida State Women ' s Soccer Team got to the final competition of the ACC championship before falling to the Tarheels. For the eighth consecutive season, the Nole women were invited to play in the NCAA Tournament. They served as host for the first and second rounds (from which they emerged victorious) of the competition. Erin McNulty was the freshman starting goalie in the 2007 season She was a member of the Cana- dian National Youth Team before coming to Florida State This season, she started all 24 games. Erin had 72 saves and eight shutouts this season Mami Yamaguchi is a junior forward on the 2007 team. She has been nominated for the MAC Hermann Trophy. Mami leads the team in points, goals, assists, shots and shots-on the goal. This season, she set the school record for points in league play with 15 The Seminole women ended the regular season with 12 wins, four losses and three ties. Two ladies were named to the ACC All-Conference, Mami Yamaguchi was named to the first team and earned the title of Offensive Player of the Year, Amanda DaCosta was honored on the second team. DaCosta also earned All- Freshman honors as well, becoming the sixth Seminole to do so since 2004 113 B. Manfred A-T-E! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! Woooc.ooooocxxxx ol igh over towering pines our voices swell Praising those Gothic spires, we love so well, hf Sophomore middle blocker Brianna Barry was named to the ACC All-Academic Volleyball team as released by the conference on February 8 As a freshman Barry had a breakout freshman year, earn- ■ ing ACC All-Freshman Team honors and finishing fourth in the conference. 98th nationally. with a 325 hitting percentage 14 jthlet ics Hitting the ball at the Yellowjacket defense, sophomore Brianna Barry led the Semmoles with 16 kills against the Yellowjackets. Leading Florida State in kills was Barry with 16 on 31 attempts for an impressive .452 hitting percent- age Also, she contributed a block assist and 16.5 points. daughters stand, faithful and true, Hailing our alma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn to the Garnet and the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women bold. Sing going for the oce... volleyball Mikini Thompson, a second-team AII-ACC honoree and senior on the Seminole team, was a first-team selection last season. This season ' s team captain, Thompson played through injury to end the season with 361 kills, .233 hitting percent- age and 395 points. She closes out her collegiate career with 1,264 kills and 1,397 points, both just shy of making the FSU record books. Getting ready for the serve, Sum- mer Weissing prepares to pass the ball Weissing moved up to number three in school history with 1,379 career digs, the highest three- year total in school history and recorded double-digit kills in 28 of 30 matches. Getting the ball to the setter, junior Ashlee Moon concentrates on mak- ing a good pass. Moon transfered from Orange Coast College in California and will still be eligible for another two years. Head Coach Todd Kress poses with his seniors Mikini Thompson and Summer Weissing after a decent 16-14 season. nntns rmi -ftsv nf SnnrkVnformntk volleyball 115 ith heads held high Striving ere to seek to know, Fight for victory. Alma. VAQto- ig ' to you echoes " F.S.U. ' with heads held high. Striving ere to seek to know, Fight for vM slow and steady wins the ra cross court 116 athletics At this year ' s NCAA Champion- ships, the male runners entered the competition at number 23 nation- ally. They placed in the top 20 overall, helped by senior Luke Gunn Steeve Gabart, pictured left, was the second to cross the line for the 5em ■ : es The Florida State Univesrity Cross Country program has set up a training program for the collegiate runners that compete nationally. The program consists of a five step in- terval levels of running. Each cycle is to last anywhere from 18-24 weeks during the year. The basis of this program is that runners should train their bodies to perform, not run at the level their body feels it should Barbara Parker, a senior runner from England, had an outstanding lunior season. She was awarded All-America titles in both the mile run and the steeplechase She is currently the ACC champion in the steeplechase competition for the last two years. At Florida State, she holds the record for the same competition. Her fastest mile came during the Tyson Invitational in 2007, where she clocked in with a time of 4:40:97 us year, both the men s and women s cross country teams brought recognition to State. During a fall competition, the ladies won the first ACC title for any cross country team by defeating North Carolina State. This victory spawned a Florida State. From this year forward, the torch on the Uncon- i be lit not only for the football games; the torch will now flame following every ACC championship win in any sport. Mater, this our song to you echoes " F.S.U. " You got to fight, fight, fight for FSU! You got to scalp em Seminoles! You got to win, win, win, win this game and Roll on down to ' I Mark Buckingham, a senior from Huddersfield, England, has been competing with the Seminole cross country team since the 2006 season During his first year as a Seminole, he earned NCAA All-South Region Team AII-ACC honors. During the ACC champion- ships he placed sixth in the 3000 meter competition. His best mile time came during the Tyson Invitational for track, run- ning the length in 405:34. I s. « J. ' 4ft fesWWv, ' • " i w ;.-» This English runner gained the NCAA Outdoor All-America status during the 2007 season with an eighth place finish in the NCAA championships His time for the 3000m steeplechase is the second fastest in school history and third fastest in the ACC. Luke Gunn hails from Forest Gate, England, and he competed at Birmingham before making his way to Tallahassee. During his first season at FSU, Gunn was in the top three in four out of five events. Susan Kuijken comes to the Florida State cross country team all the way from the Netherlands, and she has been earning awards since she got here. During her 2006 season at FSU, she earned All-America accolades, the first Seminole to do so since 2003. During the same season she was also named the NCAA South Region Athlete of the Year. She was named the fastest fresh- man in the ACC during her first year, and she has been succeeding ever since. men ' s and women ' s cross country 117 concentration breeds success 118 athletics S x V, concentration 119 daughters stand, faithU and true. Hailing our alma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn to the Garnet and the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men ant The Florida State swim and dive team currently practices in the Leach Center. a fitness facility open to all students on campus. The Olympic size pool has sixteen lanes for the swimmers to refine their skills. The pool facility also includes a steam room, two Jacuzzis, and a sauna. On the pool are also two one-meter diving boards as well as two three-meter boards for the athletes i urn pi no in... ■ swim Pictured on the right are the five coaches that can be attributed with the success of this year ' s swim and dive team. Head coach Neil Harper has been the driving force behind these Seminoles for the past nine seasons. During his time at Florida State, Harper has lead the competitors to 73 ACC champion- ships and one national title. dive During this year ' s senior day, twelve of the fifteen graduating seniors were honored by their friends, fami- lies and teammates The Seminole team went undefeated during the competitions on Senior Day, giving the athletes a memory to cherish. C.J. Hendry is a new member to the Florida State swimming and diving community. Currently, her competitions include the fly, back and IM races. During her senior year of highschool she was the Georgia champion in the 100 backstroke race. During her career before Florida State she earned 16 Georgia All-Star titles. 1 Ian Powell is a senior swimmer competing in the fly and back portions of Florida iming team. He helped lead off the relay that earned the Noles first . setting a pool record for the school. During his junior laced in the top three at numerous individual competitions, including a urd place fir ;h in ihe 200 meter fly against the national championship Auburn team 120 athlet ics eld high. Striving ere to seek to know, Fight for victory. Alma Mater, this our song to you echoes " F.S.U. " You got to fight, fight, fight for FSU! You got to scalp ' em Seminoles! You Scott Baker is a junior swimmer from Lake Mary, Florida. He competes in the Sprint Free competition for Florida State. Before coming to compete as a Seminole, Baker attended the Indian River Community College where he was a seven time recipient of NJCAA All-American honors. He was a leader on the team that earned their 32nd National Championship. He also competed in the free and relays during that competition. Aleia Mondem is another fresh addition to the FSU team. She is currently in her sophomore year at Florida State, and her diving record during the first year has set a precedent for how the next few years should pan out. Her top finish came during the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships when she had placed eleventh on the platform. She was a major point contributor to the team score during the ACC Champion- ships in 2007. This year ' s group of co-ed competitors exemplified well rounded athletes. Besides their successes in the pool, nine Seminoles were named to the ACC All-Academic list. Six women and three men proved their mental prowess in the classroom. In order to be given this distinction, student athletes must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 in the prior semester. swim anc semino e perseverance 123 nothing but net oasketball Ralph Mims enters his senior season as a guard on the Seminole team He has the fifth highest free throw shooting percentage in the school s history. Participating in 73 consecu- tive games in the past three seasons has given Mims the strength to head into a tough 2008 season This Seminole is personifying the fight that the men ' s basketball team had in each game this year No player ever wanted to give up in the middle of the game: each team- mate contributed all he had The Seminole spirit was definitely upheld by the 2007-2008 basketball team. The Semmoles ' defense against top competitors has been impressive. They average nine steals to their opponents ' six and a half per game. They also lead with average blocks at four to three . -. Teamwork is a big theme in any basketball team, and this Seminole group is no exception. Besides performing for large audiences in the Donald L. Tucker Center or every home game, the men also perform and teach children in the area. Every year, the team participates in the Leonard Hamilton Boy ' s Basketball Camp. Boys im eight to 18 participate in this camp, working on their individual as well as team performances. 124 athletics for the men and women bold. Sing with heads held high. Striving ere to seek to know, Fight for victory. Alma Mater, this our song to you echoes " F.S.U. " You got to fight; fight, y;V- . - w . .- v Toney Douglas plays lead guard for the Seminoles, and he is an all-ACC candidate for top guard Douglas is one of the top stealers on the team, along with Isaiah Swann and Jason Rich. Leonard Hamilton is the head coach of the Florida State men ' s basketball team. He has been at FSU for the past six seasons, and he has brought new life to this program. Hamilton has had at least one player drafted into the NBA in each of the last four years; he is one of only two coaches to have this acclaim. In three of his last five years as head coach, FSU has made it into post-season play. men ' s basketball 125 fight for FSLi You got to scalp ' em Seminoles! You got to. win, win, win, win this game and Roll on down to make those goals! For FSU is on the warpath now, and at the battle ' s en|j On the right Florida State player Tanae Davis-Cain attempts to go for the baske challenging her NC State de- fender Tanae was the second Seminole to ever reach 121 three point shots in her career and she did so in her third year in Tallahassee. Davis-Cain is also the Lady Noles leading scorer with an average of 15 points per game. She ended the season with an honorable mention for the AII-ACC awards 126 athletics This year ' s Florida State women ' s basketball team had high hopes enter- ing the season. They did not disappoint themselves or fans. For the fourth straight year, the Lady Noles competed in the NCAA Tournament The team had every player starting at least one game during the season; they were the only ACC team to do that during the 2007-2008 season. It is obvious that this group of ladies is centered around working together and playing hard. So fight fight, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D-A S-T-A-T-E! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! Woooooooooooooooo!!!! High fly like on eagle. basketball This Seminole towers above the Vir- ginia Tech players at an impressive 64. Jacinta Monroe, a sophomore from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has been an asset to the team since joining in 2006. She was named Rookie of the Week three times during her freshman year! During her sopho- more season, Jacinta recorded 78 blocks against the many opponents Florida State faced. Shante Williams, a senior criminol- ogy major, was one of the stand out players during her last season. She reached a goal of 1,000 points during her career against Mary- land. She beat the assist record at FSU with 451 career assists. Shante will be a recordholder at Florida State for a long time to come Courtney Ward entered the Semi- nole line-up this year at guard. This freshman came to Florida State as a regional MVP in Alabama where she held the record for number of assists. During her first year, Courtney recorded eight assists (her highest for the season) against Oakland. This year ' s Florida State team did not rely solely on their basketball skills to impress the community. The Lady Noles also did a number of service projects to help improve Florida. One notable endeavor was that of sophomore Cayla Moore and Christian Hunnicutt (pictured above). For each Monday of the spring semester, Cayla and Christian travelled to a local elementary school to participate in the Seminole Book Challenger program. The program entailed them reading to children in the community. Each player has to volunteer for a minimum of three hours per month during the season. women s basketball 127 over towering pines our voices swell, rraising ic spiresr hd daughters stand, faithful and true, Hailing our alma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn t Seen here, the ladies perform for a packed crowd at the FSU Flying F Circus during parent ' s weekend. This is one of the many events during which women entertain crowds throughout the yi oil she wonts to do is donee... golden girls ear the Golden Girls travel to Orlando to participate in the Universal Dance Association ' s prestigious competition. The girls were number one in Florida and number five in the nation going into the 2008 competition The Golden Girls are part of the Seminole Spirit movement on campus. They get crowds pumped up to cheer their basketball team to victory, and they repice with the crowds when the Seminole team brings home victories. Try-outs for the Golden Girls are held each year around April The three-day process is a chance for returning dancers to try-out for another year New talents can also com e out and show their abilities I means staying in shape, and these ladies work hard to keep imsel iv. ready for every performance They wake up early for workouts, and :cess to the athlete ' s gym. The ladies also have long practices to es, helping them keep their energy up when it comes to taking the stage. 128 athletics and the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women bold. Sing with heads held high. Striving ere to seek to know, Fight for victory. Alma Mater, this our The ladies always have a place in the homecoming parade line-up. They make their way down College Avenue performing the FSU Fight Song and various other routines. The Golden Girls are definitely a highlight to any long parade % f .♦ ..fj mmmmmmmmmmmmmm The Golden Girls are primarily the dance team for the men ' s basketball team They perform at all of the home games, and they travel with the team to post-season tournaments. These ladies do not get a scholarship for their participation on the team. Besides performing at each basketball game, the ladies also go into the community and act as ambassadors for FSU. B. Mar .fifed The dance team is one of the headlining performers at the annual Pow Wow event held during homecoming week. The team always prepares an exciting, impressive show for its fans. It takes weeks to learn intricate, complex rou- tines, but these girls somehow make it happen. The ladies never fail to deliver a great performance. M. Mayer golden girls 129 song to you echoes T.S.U. " You got to fight, fight, fight for FSU! You got to scalp ei m Seminoles! You got to win, win, win, win this game and Roll on down to make those goals! For o hole in men ' s golf Concentrating on the shot. Coach Trey Jones gives Song Jean pointers. Trey Jones has been the coach for the Florida State men ' s golf program for the past 5 seasons and his hard work has paid off placing him as one of the college golf elites At the Isleworth Collegiate, senior Song Jeon, a South Korean native, was one of 12 players who finished the first round with an even par score of 72. He was even par on both sides of the course with two birdies and two bogeys on his first nine holes and one birdie and one bogey on his second set of nine holes. Jeon was as much as one-under par and never more than one-over par during the round At the Power Packed PING Golf- week Preview senior Tommy Rymer finished well with a score of 76 Rymer finished with identical scores of 76 after opening the event with a 78 At the Isleworth Collegiate Classic, senior Tommy Rymer carded the best score of the final round for the Seminoles with a one-over par 73. He finished as the third highest finishing Seminole as he carded identical scores of 73 in the first and third rounds. Rymer carded two birdies and six holes of par on his first nine holes and was a total of two over par on his final nine to finish at one-over par for the round, 130 athletics . e warpath now, and at the battle ' s end she ' s great. So fight, fight, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D-A S-T-A-T-E! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STAT; Senior All-American Jonas blixt shot a five under par 66 in the final round and finished in a tie for third place at the Western Refining All-America Golf Classic at the El Paso Country Club. Blixt ' s, the 13th ranked individual male college golfer in the nation, inal round 66 gave him a three- round total of 204 and helped him move from a tie for seventh place after two rounds in his final placing of tied for third in the individual standings. season events and is in the starting line-up for the Seminoles ' at the Fighting mi Invitational. He is averaging 74.67 strokes in his first six collegiate rounds and has been the most consistent Seminole through the first two events of the season. He carded a 75 in the first round of the PING Golf Week Invitational and identical scores of 74 in the second and thirds rounds. men ' s golf 131 RORIDA STATE! Wcx»ooooooooooooo!!!! High, over One outstanding member of this year ' s women ' s golf team is Caroline Westrup She came to the United States from Sweden to play for the Seminoles. She is the first golfer to earn All- ACC honors for her first two years in college Caroline also earned All-America First-Team honors twice. _A Pictured above is Erica Gonzalez, a junior sports management major on the ladies ' team. Erica earned her spot in the starting line-up during the spring 2007 Northrop Grumman Regional Collegiate Challenge. She has played in five varsity-level events during her time at FSU. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Featured on the right, Ashley Kemp has been a member of the FSU women ' s golf team for all four years of her college career. Ashley is instrumental in helping the volunteer side of the sport. Her efforts have earned the team a record six Community Service Awards. Ashley ' s best showing at FSU came in fall 2005 when she competed in the Seminole Invitational. 132 afhlefics jr alma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn to the Garnet and the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women bold. Sing with heads held high. Striving ere to seek victory on the green... women ' s golf During her first season as a Seminole, Lacey Agnew earned a spot in the starting line-up for the women ' s golf team. She helped her team reach the championship in the 2007 Chrysler Challenge, and there she ended the tournament in eighth place, earning her first top ten finish. uwmum Sara Young, a junior majoring in communications and psychology, placed second at the PGA Minor- ity Golf Championship, Her career best score came during the Chrysler Challenge in Destin, Fla, during her freshman year. Ashleigh Anderson is a hardworking member of the women ' s golf team. She is on academic scholarship while participating in golf events for FSU. She has worked her way up the ranks of the team throughout ; her four years as a Seminole The spring of 2007 proved to be a very successful season for Lauren Cousart, a junior. She had the opportunity to compete in her first ACC Championship in addition to her first NCAA Regional Championship. Her efforts also helped the Seminoles win a team championship at the Chrysler Challenge where she earned seventh place, the best finish of her career. women ' s golf 133 to know. Fight for victory. Alma Mater, this our song to you echoes " F.S.U ' You got .to fight, fight, fight for FSU! You got to scalp em Seminoles! You got to win, win, win, wi, Helping the Seminoles with the defeat over No. 24 Florida, freshman Tyler He picked up a pair of hits to extend his consecutive games streak of reachir base safely to all 35 games. The Gainesville, fla, native scored a run ar drove in one from the leadoff spc big D and no E... baseball - ne a Dick Howser Stadium crowd of 6,737 were on hand to see senior Ryan Strauss pick up his second straight win over the Gators this year while throwing his first career complete game Second-ranked Florida State 132-3] captured its first regular season series victory over intra-state riva and No 24 Florida (24-13) since 2005 with a 4-2 win Extending his hit streak to eight games with a 2-for-3 performance. Buster Posey helped the Noles beat North Florida 10-2 In 2007 Posey made the AII-ACC first team, first team All-American by Collegiate Baseballand was a finalist for the 2007 Coleman Company Tommy Oravetz has been an outstanding player since joining the Seminole team in 2006. During his sophomore season, he appeared in 51 games as an in-fielder, and he recorded his first collegiate home run. Oravetz is currently aiding the team at both second and third base of 2008, following a 5-0 week with a win over No 13 Florida in Jackson- 3 and a sweep of No. 14 Virginia at home, the Florida State Seminoles head to end as the No. 1 ranked team in America by Collegiate is the first time this season that the Seminoles have garnered the top spot in any of the five national polls. L ♦• , 134 athletics ■ . " " oil on down to make those goals! For FSU is on the warpath now, and at the battle ' s end she ' s great. So fight, fight, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D- Getting the out at first, Jason Stidham aided in the 11-2 defeat over Georgia Tech. Stidham extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a three-run blast in the eighth. A_S-T-A-T-E! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! Wooooxooocoqoooo!! High over towering pines our voices swell Praising those Gothic spires, we love so Robin Ahrberg pictured at the right is not only an outstanding player on the Softball team, during her sophomore season at Flor ida State, Ahrberg was named to ESPN ' s Academic All-District first team for her achievements in the classroom She was named along with fellow Lady Noles Carly Wynn and Melissa May. ■ Pictured above, Brittany Osmon waits on a ball to come her way. This senior had a personal best season during her ear at FSU She logged six home runs during the season, beating her career score of four She also drove home the game winning runs in three games during the 2007 season. During the 2008 ACC Championship, she hit a grand slam to win the game Tiffany McDonald is also entering her senior season during 2008, and she has led the team in many ways. She is currently a team captain, rallying the women to many victories. As a pitcher, she was ranked sixth in Florida State ' s history, with 695 strike outs going into her senior season. During 2008, McDonald earned second team All- ACC honors. 136 athletics sons and daughters stand, faithful and true, Hailing our alma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn to the Garnet and the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women lis years women ' s Softball team was honored with a Public Recognition ward for their accomplishments. This award is given to a collegiate team ssed on eligibilty, retention rates, and graduation It is awarded to highlight e academic accomplishments of teams as a whole. lamonds ore forever... softball This year two Tallahassee teams went head-to-head, and the Semi- noles came out victorious. The ladies competed with the FAMU Rattlers twice during the 2008 season, and during the second competition, the Rattlers were shut out by the Seminoles with a final score of 18-0 This was the largest win margin since 1987 in another game against the Rattlers. This season marked the end of an era for Florida State softball JoAnne Graf, the head coach for the ladies since 1979, announced her retirement During her time at Florida State, Graf logged more than 1400 wins in the record books. She is leaving the coaching world to teach education at FSU Playing the outfield is one of the hardest positions in the league Many factors contibute to the difficulty of getting an out. This lady Seminole is |udging the ball hop, speed, and distance of the incoming ball all in one moment. Once the softball is safely within her grasp, she will throw to the second base- man and get an out for the Lady Noles. The five graduating seniors, pictured above, led this Seminoles team to many achievements during the 2007-2008 season. Three of these seniors, Whitney Buckmon, Tiffany McDonald, and Brittany Osmon, were named to the AII-ACC second team for their accomplishments during their last season. Sophomore Carly Wynn was named to the first team AII-ACC during the same awards ceremony 137 bold Sing with heads held high Striving ere to seek to know, Fight for victory. Alma Mater this our song to you echoes " F.S.U. " You got to fight, fight, fight for FSU! You got to scol the third times a charm... m fr8 ' c field Pictured on the right Ngonidza- she Makusha competes for the Seminole track and field team His current expertise lies in the sprint and long |ump competitions. Before coming to Florida State, Ngonidza- she lived in Zimbabwe, where he holds the record for the long |ump On the right, Walter Dix leaves his competitors in the dust In addition to having 18 All-Amencan titles, Walter now holds eight national championship titles. He finishes his se- nior year this year helping the Noles bring home their third national title during his stay at FSU. Coach Bob Braman is being recog- nized for his success during the past three years at Florida State. After the third national championship, he was named coach of the year for the third time by the United States Track Field Cross Country Coaches Association. Along with this honor, Braman was offered another three year contract to stay on as FSUs head coach Luke Gunn. pictured above, currently holds the second fastest time in the 3000 meter steeplechase competition at FSU. This time also won him an eighth place ICAA championships in 2007. During the same season, he was n amed to the NCAA All- American team for the same event. During his senior . Luke had a lifetime best score of 3:45.14 in the 1500 meter race where he finished sixth 138 athletics rninoles! You got to win, win, win, win this game and Roll on down to make those goals! For FSU is on the warpath now, and at the battle ' s end she ' s great. So fight, fight, fight fc Head coach Bob Braman got another ice bath this season when the men ' s track and field team brought home their third consecutive championships. In the final 200 meter dash, the Seminole team needed one runner to come in first and one just to finish the race. Their wish came true when Walter Dix came across the line in 20.40 seconds, and Charles Clark came in soon after. During this record breaking season, the FSU men ' s team tacked on nine All-American titles. mt )tos courtesy of sports information On the left, Ray Taylor competes in his signature event: jumps. He is a national champion in the triple outdoor jump, and Ray is also a two-time All-Ameri- can. Taylor transferred to Florida State for his senior season after starting his career at Cornell University. During his season at Florida State, he completed his best jump of the season lat 16.13 meters! during the Seminole Twilight competition. This jump was the fourth best in Seminole history. Michael Ray 1 Garvin, above, is a man of many talents. He is currently the starting cornerback on the Florida State footabll team, and he has helped the Seminole track and field team to victory in the past two seasons. During the 2008 season, Garvin qualified for the NCAA East Regionals with his performance in the 400 meter race. He is also a member of the national championship 4x400 relay team men ' s track and field 139 cxi got to scalp em make those goals! For FSU is on the warpath now, and at the battle ' s end she ' s gt Hannah England a standout on the women ' s track and field team, raised the bar for this year ' s women runners Before competing at the NCAA Championships England set the record she later broke on the 1500 meter race. She clocked in with a time of 4:12.24. She had also previously set a record for the 800 meter competition England is cur- rently a national champion in the indoor mile run 140 athletics Pictured above is junior pole vaulter Tori Allen. Currently, this young lady is the best vaulter for the Seminoles, flying almost a foot higher than each of the other ladies Her career best jump came during an ACC Championship where she soared 12 ' 6 " above the floor That jump also earned her a nod as the best freshman vaulter in the league ght, fighf, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D-A S-T-A-T-E! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! Woooooooooooooooo!!!! High over o race to the finish line. track field This year the ladies practiced at the Mike Long Track a place the men and womens teams have trained for more than 50 years. The facilities received a facelift during the off season, however. A new ad- dition to existing buildings provides the teams with new locker rooms, an athletes lounge, and new offices. Competing during the grueling track and field season can be tough for even the most in-shape Seminole runners. Luckily, the large team and coaching staff works together to motivate each competitor to do their best With such amazing teammates to rely on, it ' s no surprise that the women ' s team did so well during the 2008 season Left, Susan Kuijken competes in an indoor competition for the ladies ' track and field team. Previously the holder of the 1500 meter record, Kui|ken earned All-American honors for her time in that competition. During her sophomore season, she held the second fastest mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference, in which she also was awarded AII-ACC accolades. all photos courtesy of sports information This year ' s women ' s track and field team had many accomplishments on and off the track. One of the team ' s captains, Kandia Batchelor, was awarded an ACC postgraduate scholarship after being named to the Division 1 All Academic Track and Field Team. During the NCAA championships, sophomore Hannah England gave a record breaking effort. Her time of 406.19 in the 1500 meter competition was the best performance in an NCAA championships ever It was also the best Division 1 time during the entire season. This year marked the third time in three years that the ladies ' team finished in the top 15 during the championship games. women ' s track and field 141 towering pines or voices swell, Praising those Gothic spires, we love so well: Here sons and daughters stand, faithful and true, Hailing our alma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn to the Clint Bowles, below, had a very eventful freshman season. He, along with doubles partner Jean- Yves Aubone, qualified for the 2008 NCAA double championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Florida State head coach, Dwayr Hultquist agreed that it was a very great achievement for a freshmc gome, set match... men ' s tennis Going into the final tournament of the regular season, Florida States mens tennis team was ranked at number twelve nationally During the singles competitions, the Seminoles took five out of the six matches to beat Boston College Chris Cloer (right) contributed one of the wins during that series. Pictured to the left, red shirt fresh- man Bobby Deye gets back into the swing of things on the court. Deye sat out his freshman season with a shoulder injury, but Coach Hultquist was enthusiastic about Bobbys ability to persist and train continually despite his shoulder The two young men to the left represent the wisened players on this years team. Sam Chang (left], a native of Taiwan, will be leaving the Seminoles after the 2008 sea- son. Hood, however, will continue to play during his fifth year. He opted to take his senior season off to pursue his engineering degree. ibove. Brad Mixson and Andrew Bailey work together on the tennis court to bring victory to the Seminoles. During the 2008 season, this duo was three. In singles, Mixson (on the right), succeeded as arne to Florida State ranked fourth in Florida and fourteenth nationally. Tallahassee, has been competing for the Seminoles since the 2005-2006 season. 142 athletics id the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women bold. Sing with heads held high. Striving ere to seek to know, Fight for victory. Alma Mater, this bur song to During the fall of 2007, Sam Chang (pictured on the left) defeated three ranked players consecutively at the 2007 Polo Ralph Lauren Ail-American Championships. His third victory in that series came over Virginia Tech ' s Alver Larregola--then ranked 100th nationally. 1 mmmmt Jean- Yves Aubone has certainly proven he is a competitor during the 2007-2008 season. He qualified for the NCAA championships in both the singles and doubles competitions. In the first round, he overcame a tough com- petitor and advanced on to the second round. He is currently the number one player on the Seminole tennis team, ranking nationally at 13th in the singles division and 15th for doubles. It isn ' t often that a tennis player has the nickname " Magic " , but Maciek Sykut has earned it on the tennis court. During his second season at Florida State, Sykut recorded a winning season with 13-12 in singles matches, and he paired with four different Seminoles to end the season with a 19-13 overall record mens tennis 143 i, ildtiis«i iv: .in, win this game and Roll on down to make those goals! For FSU is Pictured on the right, Carolm Walter is an outstanding player with hidden talents. The senior transferred to Florida State from Baylor in 2006 and she redshirted her first year for medical reasons. Last season she and her doubles partner reached number 14 in the national rankings Carolm also has a surprise love for playing the piano • ' B. Manfred This year ' s women ' s tennis team has overcome some tough opponents. Dur- ing Februar the team had a winning streak of historical proportions. The vent 7-0 against many ranked opporents, including Auburn who was ranked at number 30 during the com- petition This start to the 2008 season proved to be the best m school history. Pictured to the right is Ania Rynarze- wska, a junior player from Poland. Ania was a national championship winner while she attended school in Germany, and she has brought her power to the Seminoles ' court. She says that joining the Florida State program was a learn- ing experience; she learned to be part of a team 144 athletics , and at the battle ' s end she ' s great. So fight, fight, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D-A S-T-A-T-E! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! mo Marobela is a senior from Botswana. While there, she won two Inter- nal Tennis Federation junior titles. Tapiwa came to Florida State in the fall ster of 2004, and during that year she was the only rookie player that got leant playing time. you got served... women ' s . tennis The current assistant coach is Oliver Foreman, a former professional player from Britain. He has been assisting head coach Jennifer Hyde for the last three years, and he has assisted the team academically. Thanks to his efforts, the team had the highest GPA of all athletic teams at the school. This season ' s team is not only head- lined by the senior players; freshmen are making a name for themselves as well. Katie Rybakova has ranked at least 16th place nationally. During this spring ' s Seminole Invite, the ladies left a crowd in awe. They dominated the singles competition, winning all thirteen of the fourteen games. They also played well in doubles, an area they had hoped to improve on. This year ' s team is coached by Jennifer Hyde. Coach Hyde was actually a student athlete for the Seminoles from 1991 to 1995 She helped her team reach a number 17 ranking Ithe highest in school history at the time] during her time as captain of the ladies ' tennis team. Hyde spent time coaching at the Universities of North Car- olina, Alabama, and Houston before returning to Tallahassee and the Seminoles. She coached her team into a number 13 rank, beating her own team ' s record. women ' s tennis 145 146 athletics expectations 147 to know, Fight for victory. Alma Mater, fh ..; fight for FSU! You got to scalp ' em Seminoles! You got to win, win, win, win this g . foe Mister Alexander, Dionte Allen, Dumaka Atkins, Marcus Ball, Russell Ball, Evan Bellamy, Geoff Berniard, Shannon Boatman, Alex Boston, Bernard Brinson, Everette Brown, Philip Browning, Carlyle Bruno, J.R. Bryant, Greg Carr, Tony Carter, Eli Charles, Gary Cismesia, Jacky Claude, Sean Compton, Randall Cox, Jay Culpepper, Brandon Davis, Pat Davis, Josh Dobbie, Emmanuel Dunbar, Matt Dunham, Taiwan Easterling, Jamaal Edwards, De ' Cody Fagg, Andre Fluellen, Marcus Ford, John Frady, Will Furlong, Rodney Gallon, AJ Ganguzza, Graham Gano, Michael Ray Garvin, Richard Goodman, Charlie Graham, Tyler Graves, Antwane Greenlee, Aaron Gresham, Paul Griffin, Lefroy Guion, Maurice Harris, Geno Hayes, Seddrick Holloway, Anthony Houllis, Rodney Hudson, Kenny Ingram, Jamar Jackson, Jatavious Jackson, Ochucko Jenije, Benjamin Lampkin, Roosevelt Lawson, Xavier Lee, Anthony Leon, Korey Mangum, Darius McClure, Damon McDaniel, John McKnight, Ryan McMahon, Kevin McNeil, Justin Mincey, Neefy Moffett, Brent Moody, Derek Nicholson, Joche Norona, Nathan Opbway, David Overmyer, Rod Owens, Preston Parker, Brandon Paul, Jonathan Person, Caz Piurowski, Christian Ponder, Bert Reed, D ' Vontrey Richardson, Rod Roberts Jamie Robinson, Patrick Robinson, Myron Rolle, Daron Rose, Garrison Sanborn, Joslin Shaw, Marcus Sims, Antone Smith, Kendall Smith, Todd St. Louis, Jacob Stanley, Erik Stapleton, Kendrick Stewart, Joe Surratt, Josh Tate, Budd Thacker, Jeremiah Thompson Dustin Tremellen, Toddrick Verdell, Cameron Wade, Chase Walker, Dekoda Watson, Drew Weatherford, Antonio White, Roger Williams, Recardo Wright, Craig Yarborough, Vincent Zann Coaches: Bobby Bowden - Head Coach; Chuck Amato - Executive Head Coach Linebackers; Mickey Andrews - Associate Head Coach Def. Coordinator; Jimbo Fisher - Offensive Coordinator Quarterbacks; Rick Tncketf - Asst. Head Coach Offensive Line; Jody Allen - Defensive Ends Coach Special Teams Coordinator; Lawrence Dawsey - Wide Receivers Coach; Odell Hoggins - Defen- sive Tackles Coach, John Lilly - Tight Ends Recruiting Coordinator; Dexter Carter - Running Backs Coach; Todd Stroud - Strength Conditioning Coach. 148 athletics )ll on down to make those goals! For FSU is on the warpath now, and at the battle ' s end she ' s great. So fight, fight, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D- ;heerleading golden girls Hailey Buchanan, Jenna Gerstein, KayLeigh Vodenchair, Lauren Wortman, Brooke Nel- son, Amanda Winchip, Katie Salmon, Valerie Kottke, Asst. Coach Clay Owensby, Brooke Teal, Brittany Fisher, Mallory Davis, Kim Barksdale, Raina Rosiek, Sarah Richey, Jenni- fer Schrage, Kristie Canaday, Beth Anne Rut- ledge, Alyx Reynolds, Jocelyn Sousa, Alyssa Sponaugle, Steffani Sadler, Whitney James, Amanda Morris, Jerrell Bennett, Rob Cart- wright, Jeff Dobbs, Pat Boland, Nick Solomini, Noruwa Ezomoghene, Dana Brown, Josh Weeks, Dustin Baker, Brad Sorensen, Ryan Akers, Lauren Dismukes, Shawnti Amill, Ash- ley Boxx, Kat Mahoney, Trish Henning, Taylor Nix, Danielle Fischler, Jacquelyne Paul, Jessica Fleming, Emily Vieth, Megan Hanna Coaches: Staci Sutton- Head Coach and Chad Parnell- Asst. Coach Amanda Stevens, Brittany Riley, Jessica Sandidge, Brittani Richards, Jennifer Efsta- thion, Kaleigh Welker, Justine Inman, Jenny Bennett, Danielle Solano, Rachael Hopkins, Kari Gonth ier, Summer Renner, Samantha Cline, Stephanie Dick, Daniela Alvarez, Mackenzie Weeks, Alexandra Dyal, Jade Baumiller, Natalie Brigman, Stepha- nie Jackson, Tessa Torrente, Celecia Allen, Emily Hanley, Nicole Graganella team photos 149 A.-ST-A-T-B RORIDA STATE!! RORIpAt job!!!! High over towering pines bur voices swell, Praising those Gothic spires, we love so SW Scott Baker, Jarryd Botha, Daniel Bradford, Brendan Burke, Ed Denton, Scott Derner, Shawn Erickson, Dan Frebel, Nick Graves, Matt Hammond, Robby Hayes, Robert Holderness, Jimmy Holway, Terry Horner, Billy Jamerson, Lloyd Owens, Robert Padgett, Ian Powell, Michael Rice, Ian Rowe, Jon Rubritz, Matt Shead, Matthew Skinner, Corey Swanson, Scott Thacker, Alex Tilbrook, David Toffaletti, Kyle Young, Katherine Adham, Melanie Cabassol, Jessie Carr, Kelly Dean, Tiffany Elias, Kylsie Grimes, Jen Guyler, Cariss Hanna, Elise Hatfield, Kristina Helmers, C.J. Hendry, Georgia Holderness, Kylen Huntwork, Lindsay Kenney, Abbie King, Caitlyn Lambert, Meredith Martelle, Holly mills, Aleia Monden, Jocelyn Phillips, Stacy Rademacher, Caroline Robertson, Brittany Selts, Katie Sirounis, Kate Skaggs, Lauren Sparq, Stevi Steinhauer, Katie Stratton, Lowri Tynan Coaches: Neil Harber, Patrick Jeffrey, Andy Robins, Alex Braunfield, Liz Klink .■.■.:■::-::■■:; .:,.,.,.-,.■■ . 150 athletics and daughters stand, faithful and true, Hailing our alma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn to the Garnet and the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women cross country Trey Andrews, Jonathan Blocker, Mark Buckingham, Javier Cruz, Steeve Gabart, Luke Gunn, Justin Harbor, David Huckaby, Kevin Jones, Andrew Krummins, Jason Lakritz, Matt Leeder, Christian Minor, Chris Nickinson, Tommy Noyes, Tyler Price, Daniel Roberts, Nick Sunseri, Stephen Wilson Ashley Andress, Rosanna Bell, Tina Bieden- harn, Laura Bowerman, Shannon Coates, Laura Cullen, Christine Dion, Hannah England, Kirsten Hagen, Amanda Hahn, Audrey Hand, Sarah Hughes, Amy Huss, Debbie Huss, Meredith Kelly, Susan Kui- jken, Courtney Laster, Katie Leary, Mary Magee, Ryan Matthews, Bree-Arne McArdle, Pilar McShine, Ashley Montag- nese, Barbara Parker, Jennifer Patterson, Amanda Quick, Angelina Ramos, Whitney Schnarr, Meredith Urban, Lydia Willemse, Christina Woytalewicz Coaches: Bob Braman (Head Coach), Karen Harvey (Assistant Coach), Sean McManus (Volunteer Assistant), Althea Belgrave (Graduate Assistant), Kevin Sullivan (Volunteer Assistant), Joey Zins (Graduate Assistant) team photos 151 bold Sing with heads held high. Striving ere to seek to know, Fie you echoes " F.S.U. " You got to fight, fight, fight for FSU! You got tc soccer volleyball immy Diaz Becky Edwards, Marissa Kazbour, Julie Lancos, Rachei Lim, Brittney Marriott, Margo McAuley, Erin McNulty, Kate Milstead, Jessica price, Katrin Schmidt, Annie Stal- zer Ella Stephan, Erlka Sutton, Lauren Switzer Sanna Talonen, Becky Thompson, Onnie Trusty, Sarah Wagenfuhr, Mami Yamaguchi Coaches: Mark Krikorian, Eric Bell, Paul Rogers, Miranda Armstrong, J. P. Barbosa Nikki Baker, Brianna Barry, Jackie BonSal- le, Mira Djuric, Ashlee Moon, Stephanie Neville, Jordana Price, Lauren Richardson, Jenna Romanelli, Lauren Rosenthal, Makini Thompson, Summer Weissing, Taylor Wil- son, Lauren Young Coaches: Todd Kress, Melissa Batie, Lau- ra Kuhn 152 athletics s! You got to win, win, win, win this game and Roll on down to make those goals! For FSU is on the warpath now, and at the battle ' s end she ' s great. So fight, fight, fight for golf Jonas Blixt, James Byrd, Song Jeon, Drew Kittleson, Cameron Knight, Seath Lauer, Bradley Ruck Tommy Rymer, Matt Sav- age, Nicholas Smith Coaches: Trey Jones, Chris Malloy Lacey Agnew, Ashleigh Anderson, Whit- ney Brummett, Lauren Cousart, Erica Gonzalez, Sarah Hutchins, Ashley Kemp, Jamie Kuhn, Macarena Silva, Bianca Urso, Caroline Westrup, Whitney Wright, Sara Young Coaches: Debbie Dillman, Katie Quinney team photos 153 FSLP. You got to soalp ' em Seminoles! You " got to win, win, win, win this game and foil on down to make those goals! For FSU is on the warpath now, and at the battle ' s end she ' s basketball Jordan De iiah Sv i Ben O ' Donnell Ro!r ms Julian Vaughn, Toney Douglas. Jordan Bolton Jason Rich, Brian Hoff. Solomon Alabi, Matt Zitani, Uche Echefu, Ryan Reid Coaches: Leonard Hamilton, Stan Jones, Andy Enfield, Corey Williams, Michael Bradley. Sam Lunt, Heath Glick. Jacob Ridenhour Tanae Davis-Cain, Mara Freshour, Angel Gray, Alysha Harvin, Antionette Howard, Christian Hunnicutt, Britany Miller, Jacinta Monroe, Cayla Moore, Courtney Ward, Shante Williams Coaches: Sue Semrau, Cori Close, Angie Johnson, Lance White, Melissa Bruner 154 athletics ght, fight, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D-A S-T-A-T-E! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! Woooooooooooooooo!!!! High over baseball softball Stuart Tapley, Ohmed Danesh, Tony Delmonico, Jack Posey, Tommy Ora- vetz, Parker Brunelle, Buster Posey, Ruairi O ' Connor, Luke Smierciak, Jason Stidham, Ryan Strauss, Tyler Holt, Bo O ' Dell, Mark Peterson, Matt Kane, Nick Vickerson, Geoff Parker, John Gast, Taiwan Easter- ling, Dennis Guinn, Mike McGee, Jimmy Marshall, Elih Villanueva, Tyler Everett, Ben Francis, Matt Fairel, Trent Jarvis, Ryan Vique, Stephen Cardullo, Jack Rye Coaches: Mike Martin, Mike Martin, Jr., Jamey Shouppe, Rod Delmonico, Jesse Collins, Jon Jost, Jake Pfiel Kristie McConn, Melissa May, Kelly Langston, Whitney Buckmon, Monica Montez, Terese Gober, Brittany Osmon, Jessica Gilmore, Carly Wynn, Michelle Snyder, Ashley Stager, Robyn Petrovich, Tiffany McDonald, Sarah Hamilton, Brit- tany Joseph, Robin Ahrberg, Camille Garcia, Allison Collins Coaches: JoAnne Graf, Louie Berndt, Barbara Sherwood, Shawna Norris team photos 155 ing pnes our voices sweii, r raising jns and daughters stand, faithful and true, Hailing our alma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn to the trac i Trey Andrews, Andrew Bachelor, Gonzalo Barroihet, Tommy Beltz, Jonathan Blocker, Drew Brunson, Tywayne Buchanan, Mark Buckingham, Brandon Byram, William Castro, Brian Chibudu, Charles Clark, Andrew Cleland, Sean Conrecode, Javier Cruz, Walter Dix, Michael Fingado, Jair Francis, Matt Frith, Steeve Gabart, Javier Garcia-Tunon, Michael Ray Garvin, Luke Gunn, Justin Har- bor, Warren Harper, Bryan Howard, David Huckaby, Andrew Jacobs, Kenny Jesensky, Kevin Jones, Andrew Krumins, Jason Lakritz, Matt Leeder, Collin Lomagistro, Ngonidzashe Makusha, Christian Minor, Hubert Mitchell, Pablo Navarrete, Chris Nickinson, Tommy Noyes, Timothy Odie, Rod Owens, Tyler Price, Michael Putnam, Tim Reen, Daniel Roberts, Patrick Robinson, Sharif Small, Antone Smith, Michael Snowden, Aaron Steele, Nick Sunseri, Ray Taylor, Matt Wernke, Christopher White, Travis Whitfield, Kevin Williams, Ste- phen Wilson, Elliot Wood, Ton Allen, Jacintha Anderson, Ashley Andress, Irayiza Andrews, Laura Barner, Kandia Batchelor, Rosanna Bell, Tina Biedenharn, Porsche Bonnett, Laura Bowerman, Leilani Caraballo, Kayann Chambers, Shannon Coates, Caila Coleman, Ash- ley Cruder, Laura Cullen, Michelle Cullum, Christine Dion, Hannah England, Valerie Flournoy, Kirsten Hagen, Amanda Hahn, Audrey Hand, Kamorean Hayes, Naikeya Heath, Jen Hillis, Guiana Holsey, Sarah Hughes, Amy Huss, Debbie Huss, Brittany Janson, Cinna- mon Johnson, Meredith Kelly, Susan Kuijken, Courtney Laster, Allyn Laughlin, Katie Leary, Heather Leblanc, Lizbeth Mabry, Annalee Maciejko, Mary Magee, Dana Massiah, Bree McArdle, Leah McNaughton, Pilar McShine, Ashley Montagnese, Jennifer Patterson, Auja Pughsley, Amanda Quick, Angelina Ramos, Hshkeni Richemond, Teona Rodgers, Lea Russell, Whitney Schnarr, Erin Simmons, Keyla " lith, Brittany St. Louis, Shannon Stuckman, Kristal Troutman, Meredith Urban, Lydia Willemse, Kim Williams, Christina Woytalewicz Coaches: Bob Braman, Harlis Meaders, Dennis Nobles, Ken Harnden, Karen Harvey, Jackie Richards, Sean McManus, Joey Zins, Althea Belgrave 156 athletics Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women bold. Sing with heads held high. Striving ere to seek to know, Fight for victory. Alma Mater, this pur song to tennis Jean-Ybes Aubone, Andrew Bailey, Clint Bowles, Ryan Boyajian, Sam Chang, Chris Cloer, Bobby Deye, Jason Hood, Brad Mixson, Mi- chael O ' Shea, Maciek Sykut Coaches: Dwayne Hultquist, Nick Crowell Bonny Davidson, Lauren Macfarlane, Tapiwa Marobela, Kaite Ry- bakova, Ania Rynarze- wska, Federica Suess, Carolin Walter, Jessica Wente Coaches: Jennifer Hyde, Oliver Foreman team photos 157 you echoes " F.S.U. ' You got to fight, fight,figKt for FSU! |- -joles! You got to win, win, win, win this game and Roll on down to make t ' .- ■ . „-•■ wmBS yamagu it soccer Position: Midfielder Class- Junior Major: Sports Management Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Mami Yamaguchi has been a stand-out player since coming to Florida State in 2005. Between her freshman and sophomore years, she either scored or assisted in scoring nine game winning goals, five of which were against ranked players. Her junior season was definitely the most impressive out of all three of her years as a Seminole. In 2007. Mami was chosen for the prestigious Hermann Trophy, an annual award given to the top male and female soccer players. Yamaguchi has also earned the tit le of a first-team Ail-American and ACC offensive player of the year. She is an outstanding player who has brought positive attention to the Florida State soccer program. preston park fooibai Position: Wide Receiver Class: Sophomore Major: Undergraduate Studies Hometown: Delray Beach, FL This young wide receiver has caught the interest of many Florida State fanatics; he is one of the electrifying players that fans have been crav- ing for years His significant plays rally the team and the crowds. The football program named him the offensive MVP for the season. Parker was the leading player in all-purpose yards, breaking 1,000 in his sophomore season. Preston is also a versatile player on the team, forced to pick up the tailback position for the Maryland game due to injuries, and his accomplishments at that position are second only to one other performance by a tailback of the season. Preston Parker is definitely one of Florida State ' s weapons going into the 2008 season. rye n ■ ebcsfi Position: Outfield Class: Senior Major: Real Estate Hometown: Irvine, CA The Florida State baseball team has been one to reckon with for a long while, and being the captain of such an outstanding team is definitely a great achievement. Jack Rye has risen to the occasion and led the team to many victories in the 2007 season. Rye started all of the 2007 games (in total 621, and his record on the season was his personal best Jack was awarded the AII-ACC first team selection, and he enters the 2008 season as a pre-season All American. During his top season, he recorded 10 home runs and 61 RBIs, second on the team in both categories. Rye committed only one error in 2007 for all of the opportunities he had as an outfielder whitney buckmon Position: Outfield Class: Senior Major: Sports Management Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA iftba Whitney Buckmon came to Florida State in the fall of 2005, to pin the Seminole Softball team. She has been thriving from the beginning. She started 41 games during her first year, and that number has been rising ever since. In the 2007 season, she ranked first on the team in batting average, achieving a .340 record. Whitney has been achieving off the field as well, earning a spot on the ACC academic honor roll. Buckmon was among the highest achievers in stolen bases and triples, part of the top ten in each category in 2007. Starting the 2008 season, she still leads the Lady Noles with a batting average of 388. She is set to have an even more impressive season than the last. vS i Uy " . 158 athletics ' -R-l-D-A S-T-A-T-E! FLORIDA STATE!! FLORIDA STATE!! athlete profiles 159 160 athlefics ilma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn to the Garnet and the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women bold. Sing with heads held high. Striving ere to seek; athlete profiles Tfi. Caroline westrup Class: Junior Major: Sports Management Hometown: Anus, Sweden golf Westrup probably isn ' t a name most Seminole fans hear very often, but it should be. This woman has become one of the best women ' s golf players in the history of the program at Florida State. She has earned All-America First Team honors for the last two consecutive years, and she is the first in Seminole history to earn that title twice in her collegiate career. She was also awarded AII-ACC honors in her first two years. Caroline is also excelling in academia: she has earned a 4.0 grade point average in two semesters while attending colege. Westrup is setting the bar on the world stage as well; in 2006 she won the Women ' s World Amateur Championship. Caroline has become an asset to the women ' s golf team, helping them achieve victory on the green. wa Ter aix di track and field Event: Sprints Class: Senior Major: Social Science Hometown: Coral Springs, FL This Seminole has been racing to the record books during his time at Florida State. Walter Dix joined the Florida State community in 2005, when he brought home the first outdoor NCAA Championship for 25 years. Walter has seven NCAA national championship titles to his name as well, including consecutive titles in the 200 meter indoor and outdoor competition. The Atlantic Coast Conference has bestowed Dix with nine ACC Champion and AII-ACC accolades. This Seminole was named the 2007 Division 1 track Athlete of the year, and he continues to bring honor and attention to Florida State ' s national championship team. s hante wi lams Position: Guard Class: Senior Major: Criminology Hometown: Jacksonville, FL basketbal Shante Williams has been raking in personal achievements since she began playing for the women ' s basketball team in the 2003-2004 season. As a freshman, she earned a spot on the ACC All-Freshman team, adding to her achievemtn as ACC Rookie of the Week for three separate weeks during the season. Shante is leading the team with assists at 451, and her career high game in assists came during a competition with Alabama State in 2007 where she totalled 13 assists in one game. During her senior year, she scored in the double-digits in 17 games, with a season high of 20 points versus LSU. Shante finishes her career as a Seminole with upward of 1,000 points scored. h swim and dive Events: Diving Class: Sophomore Major: Geography Hometown: Orlando, FL Terry Horner, During the 2006-2007 season he clenched FSU ' s first national championship for diving since the 1970s. This win came after he won the one meter competition at the NCAA Championships where he set a new school record dive total at 399.95. Terry set a season high score on the three meter platform with a score of 42050. This sophomore also qualified for the Olympic trials on the three meter board. to know. Fight for victory. Alma Mater, this our .song 46 you =T22T2raSESaSlBl fight for FSU! You got to scalp ' em Seminoles! You got to win, win, win, win thi athlete andia batcheor Tfi. ! Events: Sprints Class. Senior Major ' Business Hometown: Hillsborough, FL Kandia Batchelor exemplifies what being a well-rounded Seminole really means. She has been honored not only for her achievements on the track (which alone are impressive), but her drive to excel in academics and community service have become noticed She was recently a finalist for the John Wooden Cup, an annual award given to civic-minded collegiate and professional athletes. Her social efforts are matched with ferocity on the track as well. Batchelor holds many titles for the Seminoles, including team captain, and she was selected as a 2007 All-American, an AII-ACC athlete, and an AJ-ACC Academic member. onas b ix Class: Senior Major: Multinational Business Operations Hometown: Hammaro, Sweden Blixt, a reknowned golfer hailing from Sweden, has made a name for himself in the American golf world. He is currently an All-America candi- date, and he is the first Seminole to earn the title of Individual ACC Champion Jonas was also one of the team members aiding the Seminole golf team during their first appearance at a championship final in more than ten years. His career low score came just during crunch time at the 2007 ACC Championship, helping him medal in one of the toughest conference ' s championships. This medal comes as one of three he has earned during his time on the Florida State team miche le Position Third Base Class: Junior Major: Sports Management Hometown Wenatchee, WA Snyder is a junior on the 2008 Softball team, and if her first two years as a Seminole are indicative of how she will compete this season, fans have a lot to look forward to. During her freshman turn as a Lady Nole, Snyder was one of three team members to compete in all 74 games of the season, and she was second on the team with assists. Her sophomore year she earned 28 runs, which put her at fourth with most points scored. In 2006 she started 68 of 69 games played, and she earned 10 doubles during those games. In 2007 she has been named part of the ACC Academic Honor roll for her achievements in the classroom. ouster posey Position: Catcher Class: Junior Major: Business Hometown: Leesburg, GA Buster Posey has been making a name for himself since he became a Seminole baseball player in the 2006 season. He was the first sophomore to be nominated for the Johnny Bench award in 2007, and he is currently on the watch list for the same award in 2008. Posey has earned first team All-American status during his second year as a Nole, and he was ranked top five in the ACC in batting average, doubles, hits, RBIs, and runs scored. Buster recorded hits in 51 games in 2007, and thirty-two of those games saw multiple hits from the young catcher. He is beginning his junior season on the watch list for the Brooks Wallace Award and a pre-season All-American. i£ II on down to make those goals! For FSU is on the warpath now, and at the battle ' s end she ' s great. So fight, fight, fight for victory, the Seminoles of Florida State! F-L-O-R-l-D- Mr STm J -. Congratulations 1500 CAREER WINS athlete profiles 163 A-S-T-A-T-E! FLORIDA STA iaiB»Jsis High over towering pines our voices swell, Praising those Gothic spires, we love so ' ■--; ■ ■ . ■ m m m .m mm m mm • -, 164 athletics . and daughters stand, faithful and true, Hailing our alma mater, F.S.U. Here ' s a hymn to the Garnet and the Gold, ringing to the sky. Here ' s a song for the men and women athlete profiles a I tapiwa marobela t Class: Senior Major: Sports Management Hometown: Gaborone, Botswana i. nnis This year, Tapiwa Marobela competes on the Florida State women ' s tennis team as only one of two seniors. However, she is not a senior by age. Tapiwa pined the Seminole community as a seventeen year old freshman. She graduated early and decided to leave her home in Bo- tswana to attend college in Florida. She has consistently competed with the lady Seminoles, helping the team achieve its highest ranking in the history of the program. Tapiwa competes in the singles competitions, and she also partners with other players in doubles matches. She finished her junior season with a winning singles and doubles record, and Marobela is on her way to achieving the same feat during her senior year. Position: Wide Receiver Class: Senior Major: Social Science Hometown: Quincy, FL agg ai De ' Cody Fagg has been a player to watch since he stepped onto the Bobby Bowden Field during the 2004 season as a true freshman. In 2006 he lead all receivers in receptions, and before the 2007 season began, the coaches named him as the most dependable wide receiver on the team. During this year ' s season, De ' Cody caught 54 passes, going for 758 yards cumulatively. With those receptions, Fagg became one of five players to record more than 30 catches for three consecutive seasons. He was tied for first with Preston Parker for most receiving touchdowns; both players recorded five for the season. makim Thompson volieybal Position: Outside Hitter Class: Senior Major: Social Science Hometown: Quincy, MA Makini Thompson is the third Seminole volleyball player ever to earn an All-American status. This senior transferred to Florida State in 2005, during her sophomore year. She had previously led Long Beach State to the NCAA tournament. Thompson was named the MVP of the 2006 season, and she led the team in average of 3.95 kills per game. During her senior season, Thompson was awarded with second-team AII-ACC. The award came after playing through most of the 2007 season with an injury. She finished her last year with more than one thousand kills and points; both numbers were on the cusp of being record breakers for the Seminole team. wann basketbal J isaia Position: Guard Class: Senior Major: Social Science Hometown: Germantown, MD Isaiah Swann has been a major player on the Seminole basketball team since he began life as a Seminole in the 2005 season. During his first year, he was one of four Seminoles to play in all 31 games of the season. His excellence has accelerated since that first season. During his junior season, he averaged the most assists per game and completed the most 3-point shots out of everyone with 68. Coming into the most recent season, he was on a streak of 96 consecutive games played. Swann is not only active on the court; he has spent numerous hours contributing to community service. He is also successful in the classroom, becoming the first college graduate in his family. F m athlete profiles 165 IBB :: " ■ " ' ■ : ' .. 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UNITED i -. • ■ » - i s S fcS people division shley Abney Psychology Advertising Leb Acker Philosophy History Catherine Acob Biomedical Mathematics Caitlin S Adams Philosophy Michael Aday International Relations Safiah Afify Criminology Damariliz Agudo Mass Media Studies Roseli Aguilar Environmental Studies Maegan Aja Anthropology Joevania Alexandre Management Danielle Alflen Marketing Tara Allen Recreation Leisure Services Jeff Almazan Exercise Science Charles Ryan Anderson Political Science 168 people Cristina Anderson Psychology I anma And erson Child Development Psychology Patrick Anderson English - Creative Writing Ryan Akers Finance Real Estate Danielle Amason Political Science Catherine Annese Exercise Science Douglas Albrecht jography Environmental ?t J J Ashley Anderson Public Relations Rachel Antoine Accounting Finance Kyle Gobrcgge ' s research interests, which reflect his passion for a better understanding of the human brain and behavior, are the neurobiology of social behavior, mating systems, and mental disease. To achieve understanding, Kyle studies prairie voles. Why? Kyle explains, " In humans, aggression un- derlies two of the most understudied psychopa- thologies having the highest mortality rates — homicide and suicide. Basic research into the neurobiology of aggression has been limited to examining animal models where experimental conditions are physiologically manipulated to provoke aggression, which, unfortunately, often leads to more uncontrolled variables. " However, pair-bonding behavior in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) represents a unique model system to study brain-behavior relationships. Following mating, prairie voles develop selective aggression toward strangers. Thus, the prairie vole provides opportunities for study of a specific type of aggressive behavior that is induced by a naturally occurring event (mating) and is important for the maintenance of an adult-adult social attachment. " As an undergraduate, Kyle realized how little is known about the genetic, hormonal, and neural control of the sex differences in clinical psycho- pathology. His interest in Behavioral Neurosci- ence was born For graduate study, Kyle chose Florida State because both the Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Psy- chology rank among the best interdisciplinary behavioral research environments in the U.S. " And, of course, Dr. Zuoxin Wang, Kyle ' s major professor, is " considered the leading expert on vole mating systems. " Kyle ' s " life goal " is to educate not only himself but also others. His students give him rave reviews for his 200-undergraduate lecture course, " Brain and Behavior. " His research has resulted in publication of over 10 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and commentaries, and he has given over 30 lectures worldwide. Somehow, Kyle also finds the time to sit on two editorial boards for the American Psychologi- cal Society, and he created Brain Awareness Week and the Brain Bee, two outreach pro- grams that encourage neuroscience research and education for K-12 students in North Florida. He currently leads FSU ' s Neuroscience Student Mentoring Program, which " matches talented students with mentors to facilitate scientific com- munication. " Through the American Psychological Associa- tion, Kyle founded the " Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Science and Engineering Initiative, which encourages GLBT students of all grade levels to pursue science, engineering, or mathematical related fields of study. " For his extraordinary community and educa- tional outreach efforts, Kyle has been honored with two distinguished awards — the 2007 George W. Bush ' s Presidential Volunteer Ser- vice Award and FSU ' s Graduate Student Leadership Award. graduates 169 on raine It is in Americas interest to assist immigrants, not only from a human rights stand point but also for the benefit of the economy, " says Falon Rainey, an Honors senior majoring in History. Fascinated by the contributions that immi- grant scholars have made to our society, Falon has been researching the methods used by certain organizations and founda- tions to assist refugee scholars to immigrate to America during the 1930s, She explains, America was suffering from the Great De- pression, a period when the lowest number of immigrants was allowed into the U.S. in recent history, but somehow that decade in- cluded the best assets for improving Ameri- can society. Restrictions on immigration could have kept out so many valuable scholars who signifi- cantly impacted American society. But these foundations convinced government officials to let them immigrate, helped them obtain the proper paperwork, and find employ- ment once here. " Scholars assisted during this period include the Nobel Laureates Albert Einstein and James Franck, and the brilliant philosopher Hannah Arendt. Falon received two awards to help defray the costs of her research. Monies attached to the Undergraduate Research and Cre- ative Activity Award enabled her to per- form research in the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars Ar- chives at the New York Public Library, and in the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The Honors Thesis Grant paid for her trip to Philadelphia to perform research in the American Friends Service Committee Archives. Is Falon interested in immigration because she has experienced firsthand the trials of immigration? No, she says, " I am part Na- tive American, Dutch, French, Irish, German, Scottish, and English. We came over a very long time ago " She simply finds the subject " very interesting. " Her desire to study His- tory and other cultures was fostered by her International Baccalaureate Program teach- ers in high school. Currently, Falon is working toward a bach- elor ' s and a master ' s degree. By graduation in the fall of 2007, she will have completed 12 credits toward her master ' s degree in History with a concentration on War and Society. She plans to attend law school focusing on immigration law, a field she be- lieves is " controversial yet extremely impor- tant. Immigration needs to be researched to help bring to light the positive impact that immigrants have on America. " Jamie Baker International Affairs Carolyn Bamette Sports Management 170 people Kelli Armbrester English Literature Carl Averion iomedical Mathematics Patricia Arrieche English Literature Angela Ashmore Elementary Education Christopher Aubin Criminology Steven Baccash Criminology Grace Bailey Criminal Justice Ashley Baker Psychology Lauren Aument Risk Management Insurance Bryan Baker Management Nicole Bandklayder Recreation Leisure Services Leslie Baron Economics Jessica Banke Merchandising Omolabake Bankole Exercise Science Christina Barker Elementary Education Samantha Barnes E Scie xercise ocience Kandia Batchelor Management Marketing Marni Becker Theatre Melissa Becker Recreation Leisure Services Tiffany Bell Communication Sciences graduates 171 Donna Berghauser Psychology Deidra Bethel Rehabilitation Services Candice Birch Dietetics Benjamin Bird Environmental Studies Andrea Bixler Biology Adnouse Blanc Exercise Science Lauren Blankenship Sociology Brian Blasewitz Social Science Education Patrick Boland English Ailyn Honey Bordeaux Studio Art Sarah Boulos English Literature Aaron Box Psychology Andrew Boyd Marketing Genna Boyd Carrie Bramlet Social Science Sociology Political Science Spani: Deneige Broom Communication Aaron B rown ■ ' Sports Management 172 people Ruby Brown Political Science Economics Laura Buratt Risk Management - Insurance Richard Burgess Social Science zhe m " SFT-. » 7 E£k_ i_ 1 i Kristina Breuer Chemical Engineering 1 have always been very ajrious, questioning why and how the world functions the way it does. As a child I would spend most of the day outside, staring at an ant kingdom or at worms producing longitudinal waves as they moved from leaf to twig " says Qing Zhe Ni, a junior majoring in Chemistry.Her parents must have known the child they brought into the world, naming her appropriately — the Chinese character Qing translates to " clarity " and Zhe to philosophical. " Indeed, Qing admits her thirst for knowledge continually deepens. A superb student (4.0 GPA), Qing was ac- cepted by some of the top universities in the nation, but because " a lot of outstanding scientists working on cutting edge research are here, which she wants to be part of, she chose to attend Florida State. Since last August, she has been performing research in the lab of Dr. Timothy Logan, who focuses on the connection between protein structure and protein function. Qing ' s research goal, for which she was awarded the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award, is to make a control for the gly cosylated Thy-1 protein, a known regulator of nerve growth in the central nervous system. She explains, " To better understand Thy-1 functions, we will determine its three-dimensional structure. Due to the low yield and complexity of the carbohydrate groups, it can be very difficult and costly to express Thy-1 in mammalian cell culture. Therefore, my research is to express Thy-1 in E. coli, where it will be expressed without glycosylation, which will serve as a control. My project involves the expression, purification, and refolding of Thy-1. From that, we can obtain additional information on the impacts the carbohydrate groups have on the protein part of Thy-1 and determine its structure. " " This research combines Biochemistry with Physics on a microscopic level, she says, " and is an opportunity to connect knowledge with experience, which gets you really ex- cited about science. Looking back over the past year, I cant believe how much I have learned! " To alleviate the stresses of college life, main- taining physical and psychological balance, Qing practices the ancient Chinese martial art, Tai Chi, which is applied with internal power. " Many times your body is too ex- hausted to do any strenuous exercise. This is where Tai Chi comes in handy — it ' s medita- tive yoga on the go. " What ' s in her future? Qing says, The only way I would feel as if I have lived life to its fullest is to use my abilities in researching an area that could contribute to humanity. " A clear and wise philosophy. Erin Burns Mass Media Studies graduates 173 leinn Growing up biradal wcb a blessing, " says Brittany Heiring whose mother is of Puerto Rican and Cuban heritage and her father an Iowa fa rm boy of Ger- man heritage. " My parents and extended family are very accepting of different cultures and beliefs, which has given me en advantage because I have a deeper understanding — Hispanic traditions were fused with Southern small-town traditions- — and I can relate to a variety of people on a personal lev- el. I thirl ' bratial cultures are the future of America. I owe my successes to my parents and their values— they always challenged me to go be- yond what anyone would expect of me, " she says. " I felt lonely and lost when I came to the University, but then I started to get involved and meet people. I m a self-supporting, first-generation student and because of the generosity of the Southern Schol- arship Foundation, I am able to afford college living expenses. I have resided for three years in the Polk County Scholarship House, the biggest with 29 residents. I have been the treasurer, busi- ness manager, and now as the head resident I oversee all the workings of the House and serve as a mentor confidante, and role model to the younger residents. I love living here because I come home to a house full of women, all from different backgrounds and lifestyles, yet we sit around the dinner table and talk and laugh like one big family " Brittany was able to translate the skills she had acquired as an Orientation leader (OL) into her position as head resident. " Being an OL was in- credibly rewarding! Not only did I get to meet many different faculty members, staff, and stu- dents, but I worked with a highly selective team who taught me how to be a leader of diverse people. " Serving as head resident, in turn, helps Brittany in her chosen field of Family and Child Sciences, which " focuses not only on a child ' s physical, cogni- tive, and emotional states throughout the lifespan, but also the public policies that influence family living. " She is heartened at what she has learned. " Our society is starting to pay more attention to how vital families are to the economy and to the welfare of the community. " As a member of Dr. Kathryn Bojczyk ' s Vocabu- lary Assessment research team, part of Project Iliad (Independent Lexical Instruction and Devel- opment), Brittany gained valuable research expe- rience. She says, " Iliad facilitates learning centers at two, low-income elementary schools where the students are not exposed to as much conver- sation, vocabulary, and phonological awareness as students in other areas. We hope to provide them with the tools they need to become bet- ter readers, better students, and ultimately better citizens. " Education is Brittany ' s passion — " I want to start moving America toward a future where pov- erty, educational labels, and marginalization do not exist. " Jason Carreras Exercise Physiology •» i Lindora Chester Social Science Kimberly Clauson Art Education 174 people IB X ' " T ' H f Lauren Byrne Child Development Mikaelle Cartright International Affairs Briana Chilton Exercise Science Corionna Canada Political Science Christine Canonica Hospitality Administration Kevin Cantrell Criminology Nicole Capiro Human Resource Management Matthew Ceruti Sports Management Christina Champine Human Resource Management Sarah Chapman Social Science Education Chandra Christian Biology Maria Cicatello Accounting Stephanie Clark English Literature Hudelande Charleus Biology Stacy Clarke Nursing Colby Clayton Finance Accounting Michael Coard Psychology Alicia Cobb Family Child Sciences Gibran Colbert Psychology Yvonne Collazos Applied Economics graduates 175 Natalie Collins Communication ■ Mass Media Rachel Conn Child Development Nutrition Desiree Connor Meteorology Cynthia Conway Political Science Dinah Coward Criminology English Tamara Cowell Actuarial Science Erica Cowin Communication Psychology Jennifer Crane Sociology Jay M Cunningham Criminology Meredith D Angelo Hospitality Administration Boris Damianov Political Science Mimi Daniel Biomedical Engineering Elise Cook Biological Science Angela Crider Marketing William Davenport Information Technology: Emma De La Victoria Economics Internationa 176 people Michal Dean Crump Criminology Erin Degeorge Psychology Waner Del Rosario Brian Delgado nformation Technology Management Informatic Systems Jessica Dawson chology Advertising Daniella Delvento Political Science Cedric Nabe, an international student from Switzerland, attended high school in nearby France, but only studied English in one read- ing class. When he was recruited by Florida States Track Team, arriving on campus in 2004, he spoke and read little English. He admits, " Academically, it was very hard dur- ing my first two years because I was still in the process of learning how to express myself in English. " But his struggles paid off — those with a " can do " attitude don ' t let language barriers get in their way. In his junior year, he made both the Deans and President ' s Lists and has maintained a high GPA ever since. Participation in athletics, as well as other extracurricular activities, enables students to create new friendships while taking their minds off the stresses of classes. Cedric, who " loves to be around people from diverse backgrounds, " says one reason he chose FSU Athletes like Cedric — he made All-American and All ACC his first year at FSU- — learn early how to manage their time. Their days filled with schedules and deadlines, they learn how to perform under pressure. Last year, Cedric was a team captain for FSU ' s Track Team, which won the National title for Track and Field, and he was part of the 4x100 Meter Relay Team that broke FSU ' s school record. He says, " It feels great to be named a champion, to be recognized for your hard work. ' His role as team captain, he says, was " a life altering experience that gave me a better understanding of leadership. " Then he took Dr. Robert Brooks ' course on leadership. " It taught me so much about myself, boosted my self-confidence, and has motivated me to influence those around me. " Cedric is now putting this confidence to work as the new president of the FSU chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. " We are taking the chapter to the next level — working extensively on our website, being more present on campus, and creating numerous networking opportunities with potential employers. " He is also hard at work building a software application — SportLog — that will help keep better track of athletes ' performance and en- hance communication among its participants. " With its forum, messaging system, videos, photos, performance and health tracker, and announcements board, I believe SportLog will have an immediate impact on the train- ing of student-athletes all over the country, if not the world. " Because of his project, Cedric won the 2007 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award. Why is he successful? Cedric says, " I honor my commitments by working hard and never giving up on my goals. " graduates 177 Some students do research because it is ex- pected, " says Ashley Gowgiel, " but I do it because I truly have a passion for the whole process, from designing experimental methods to collecting and analyzing data It ' s so excit- ing! " I ve always been a nerd at heart, " she says. In high school I did a three-year science fair project on subliminal messages and how they affect teens. " Her project did so well it progressed to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the largest pre-college scientific research event in the world. From that point on, she knew she wanted to ly Psychology and chose Florida State because of its " strong Psychology depart- ment. " which could offer her " the best re- search opportunities. " Pier passion has propelled her to become involved in as much research as possible. At the first opportunity, the second semes- ter of her sophomore year, Ashley began Directed Individual Study (DIS) courses, and has now completed three in various Psychol- ogy laboratories. In Thomas Joiner ' s lab, she looked at eating disorders and how they are related to suicidal behaviors. " In Roy Baumeister ' s, she " focused on self control and free will, " and in Bryan Loney ' s, she looked at psychopathy, the mental disorder that is manifested by antisocial behavior, and " how it relates to Cortisol levels in saliva. " Under the guidance of Dr. Baumeister she is now performing her own research in preparation for defense of her Honors in the Major thesis to be titled, " Does Bodily Satiety Effect Purchasing Decisions? " Ashley explains, " If you ' re hungry when you grocery shop, you often end up with so many things in your cart that you don ' t need. I want to see if this translates to all purchasing deci- sions, not just those involving food. " How is her thesis preparation different from others? Most students perform one study; Ashley plans to complete three. This self-pro- fessed " overachiever " is currently performing a field study in which she asks people to fill out surveys as they enter and exit vari- ous Seminole dining locations; a lab study in which participants who have not eaten anything for four hours are asked to drink one of three drinks (each would, hopefully, produce a different effect); and she plans to give participants spending money to see if her lab results will work in a simulated " real life " situation. I am learning first hand what research is all about, " she says, " and loving every minute of it! So that she may continue performing re- search, Ashley ' s future plans include obtain- ing a doctorate in Social Psychology. Just what you ' d expect from a " nerd. " Lousasha Denis Finance Real Esfafe Paul Diehl Criminology History 41 Kristen DragovioH Risk Managemenf Insurance Kyle Ecker Management 178 people Ashley Devierno xJustrial Engineering Marissa Dew Human Resource Management Jerry Diakonikolas Exercise Physiology Tiffani Dickens Nursing Andrew Didomenico Political Science Michele Digennaro inance Real Estate ■-.At ...... . • ■ . - •• •■■ ■-- ••■■ Jessica Dill Environmental Studies Drew Dolan Jayde Dorfman Environmental Studies Music Sport Management Parker Dority Creative Writing Jeremy Dudman Commercial Music Meredith Durant Entrepreneurship Adam Duresky Mechanical Engineering Malcolm Echaluce Geography Lanier Echols Social Science Education Lorien Eckert Shari Ann Eckley Jessica Elch Joshua Ellis Elliott Elsey inance Hospitality Biology Exercise Science Commercia Music Administration graduates 179 Lindsey Emmi Nursing Michael Evans Psychology Lynsi Engelskirch Public Relations Morton Erstling Studio Art Saidy Escorcia Child Development Seren Evans Biology Ian Evertz Civil Engineering Sara Fairall Public Relations Christopher Evans Recreation Leisure Services Anthony Farruggia Finance Manageme Tania Fernandez Sports Management Jeremy Fletcher Civil Engineering Wendy Ferris Human Resource Management Alexander Fetterman Finance Management Asha Fields Brewer Charity Fitten Exercise Science Family Consumer Scie :( Ryan Fletcher F mance Erica Flores Criminal Justice Religion Dana Ford Political Science Teaondra Ford Nursing 180 people isandra M Flatt Thursby lformation Technology Fascinated by " the way Math comes fu circle, with, usually, one right answer, " Domi- nique chose to major in Mathematics Educa- tion, and she chose Florida State because of the efficient and helpful staff, the scholar- ships that were offered, and the realization that the move from home would be very healthy " for her. One particular professor serves as an inspi- ration — Kathleen Clark, assistant professor of Middle and Secondary Education. " She taught my History of Mathematics class her first year teaching at FSU, " says Dominique. " I thought I would dislike it; however, Dr. Clark ' s knowledge and passion for the sub- It shows in Dominique ' s superior academic performance; she ' s appeared frequently on the Dean ' s and President ' s Lists, while also gaining valuable classroom experience Through the America Reads program, she has mentored elementary students in the Griffin Heights neighborhood. Currently, she is observing an English class at Godby High, as well as assisting a Florida High Math teacher. Born in Haiti and educated in the U.S., Dominique simultaneously learned English and Creole. As a result of her background and growing up in metropolitan Miami, she is especially sensitive to the struggles fac- ing those whose first language is not English. Thus, she became involved with the Center for Intensive English Studies as a conversa- tion partner to help students improve their English language skills. After graduation in the spring, Dominique plans to " spend a few years in the classroom " to increase her first-hand knowledge and experience, while also attending graduate school for a master ' s in Educational Leader- ship. She explains, " I must move up to the administrative level to reform the curriculum. High school curriculum needs to be sensitive to students with special needs, those with limited English proficiency and emotional and physical disabilities, without ostracizing them. It is also important that technology be added to all schools, regardless of their socioeconomic status, so that every student has the same opportunity after graduation. " Tiffany Forrest Statistics graduates 181 era The hardships my mother and I experienced have motivated me to strive for excellence, says Leidys Pena, a senior who is carrying a double major and a minor while maintaining a 3.9 GPA. Bom in Cuba, Leidys clearly remembers the day her mother received word from the Lottery of Visas that they would be albwed to immigrate to the U.S. She was eight and spoke little English; her mother spoke none. I remember struggling to do my homework and not being able to ask my Mom for help. " The years since have brought changes — Leidys chose to attend Florida State, away from her Miami home, because she wanted to know what success and failure feel like without anyone to praise or comfort " her. (e she has received support. " The Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement aided my transition from high school to col- lege, while helping me to develop my great- est academic potential. She ' s also been living at the Southern Scholar- ship Foundations Alpha Delta Kappa house with " amazing young ladies who have taught me everything from acceptance and pa- tience to how to bake a cheesecake. I can honestly say that being part of the Founda- tion community has enhanced my sense of responsibility. " Leidys is now the head resident of her house, a challenge that excites her. " The key to community living is seeing the house as a joyful place where you make friends and learn to be self sufficient. I do not believe that many people will remember me or the things I have done at FSU, but I am positive that my housemates will remember the woman I have become. " Fascinated by the various cultures around the world, " Leidys chose to study Multina- tional Business Operations, but she knew she would need to specialize. Upon learning that many firms, when expanding abroad, fail for ' he simple reason that they do not take the time or commit resources toward understand- ing their proposed markets, Leidys chose to specialize in Marketing Research, " a fascinat- ing field. " Her wise academic advisor, Janice Lindsley, convinced Leidys to minor in Hispanic Mar- keting Communication. A growing minority, Hispanics have " great purchasing power. Leidys explains, " Not all Spanish-speaking consumers like to be marketed to in Spanish, and not all English-speaking consumers like to be marketed to in English. Preferences vary with the circumstance, service, or product. It is extremely important to understand where they stand on the language spectrum, as well as how they would like to be marketed to. " Leidys intends to continue her studies at the graduate level, earning a master ' s in Interna- tional Business with an emphasis in Marketing but, she says, " No matter where I go or what I do, I will always be a Seminole at heart! " SK3» , Jonathan Gerrard Economics Political ocience Jeffrey Glazer Finance Marketing 182 people Scott Frederickson ' echanical Engineering Freddie Furman I Communication Sarah Gaboury Interior Design David Gaines Finance Jessica Garbarino English Literature Ericka Garcia Social Work Edna Gasque Criminology Dorian George Psychology Caroline Gerard Dietetics Rachel Gerlits Criminology iyazkhan Ghafoerkhan Electrical Engineering Mitchell Giambalvo Piano Performance Valerie Gibbens Environmental Studies Shirley Gil Psychology James Gilmore Jr Political Science Chantal Gloor International Affaris Courtney Godwin Anthropology Joshua Golden Exercise Science Krystin Goodwin Mass Media Communication Matthew Gordon Biology Chemical Science graduates 183 Kasia Gorzela Psychology Ashley Gowgiel Psychology George Graham Psychology Ashley Greene Psychology Elana Greenway Criminology Geraldine Gutierrez Exercise Science Harold Hamm Information Technology Bethany Gwaltney Public Relations Brandi Gwin Family Child Sciences Sarah Gwin Creative Writing George Hardy III Recreation Leisure Services Debra K Hargrove Criminology Sociology Brian Harris Finance Real Estate Mercedes Harrold Anthropology Hollie Harwood Psychology Knetra Hatch Nursing Evan Healey History Joshua Haddock E Sc xerase ocience Kelsey Harris Social Science Allison Hein Finance 184 people Katherine Halliday Aafhematics Education » 1 Holly Harrison Interdisciplinary Social " I entered Florida State with only three credit hours, so when I told the advisors that I wanted to double major and graduate in three years, they looked at me sort of weird, ' says Ryan Kelly, " but I knew it was doable, " Ryan attributes his can-do attitude to his mother " who raised three kids on her own and went back to school to get a bachelor s degree in Education, graduating with hon- ors. " He says, " If she could do all that, I could surely finish in three years. ' To pay his way, Ryan works part-time at a local print shop — " I ' ve been blessed not having to take out any student loans or to accumulate any debt. ' Taking a full course load during the summers, earning " a lot of credit " through CLEP, and using his time-man- agement skills will enable him to graduate this spring as a Degree in Three student with a double major in Political Science and Inter- national Affairs. Academics have always been his priority (he maintains a 3.8 GPA], having chosen his career path as early as ninth grade. " If you have a passion for something like politics or becoming a lawyer, it ' s better to know it early, " he says, " and looking at other cultures has always fascinated me. International Af- fairs opens you, gives you a pretty neat perspective. With a world as big as ours, it ' s important to realize that America isn ' t the only country. " To gain experience, Ryan has been interning this past year for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. " I ' ve been extremely lucky to have such a great opportunity, " 1 Ryan says. " I try to help constituents out in an y way I or the Sena- tor can, and I track public opinion on issues affecting the citizens of Florida. Interning re- ally keeps you on your toes. You have to .know what ' s going on in the country, which is great because it keeps me up to date with a lot of issues. " Believing it is " very important to pass knowl- edge on to others, " Ryan is currently teach- ing a Pre-Law class to incoming freshman through the Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) program. " I took the same Pre-Law FIG that I am now teaching, which gives me a unigue perspective, and allows me to say, Hey, I know what it feels like to be in your shoes. " ' He ' s also discovered he loves teaching and may take up the career after he " practices law for awhile. " Law school in California is his next step. " I like the fast paced environment out there, but Florida State has definitely prepared me. It ' s important to immerse yourself in dif- ferent facets of your schools culture and to take advantage of everything offered. That ' s what I ' ve done at FSU, and it ' s served me well. " Brittany Heiring amily Child Sciences graduates 185 em I have always loved to write, " says Sarah Mattem, a senior majoring in Theatre Indeed, she has just won the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award, which will en- able her to complete and produce her one-act play, fhe Waiting Place, " the second play she will have had produced. -Sarah is not certain when she began to include plays into her creative writing, " but she intends to keep at it. " I love the fact that people will deconstruct and re-invent my words to communicate their own ideas. " Nor is she afraid of taking chances with her writing — this particular play will deny the audience the ability to be omniscient. " By building o wall on stage, the audience will only be able to see one of the two actors. At several points, they are made keenly aware that they aren ' t seeing the whole picture. To encourage her fellow students with their own writing endeavors, Sarah helped found the playwriting club, Tomorrows History, so named because " everything fades except works of art that cause people to think. " Students write monologues, short plays, and other theatrical texts, and several have had their plays produced through La Costa Nos- tra, the student production company. Always extremely active in Theatre, " Sarah was the resident stage manager at her high school and in charge of training her fellow students in the craft. " The stage manager does everything, from keeping the rehearsal calendar — including production meetings, what is planned, who must attend, and any props or costumes that are required — to creating a blocking script, which lists the specific movement of every actor and prop. During the show, the stage manager calls every cue — when lights turn on off, when a sound is to occur, and when the curtain goes up down — by radioing the board opera- tors or other crew members. " Since arriving at Florida State, Sarah has served as assistant stage manager for three School of Theatre productions: Amodeus; Come Back to fhe Five and Dime, Jimmie Dean; and the spring 2005 touring show, Holes. In 2006, she was stage manager for the New Play Festival, which is created and run entirely by students, including writers, di- rectors, actors, designers, and crew. Although Sarah loves stage managing, playwriting takes top billing in her heart. " I will never stop writing. In fen years, I will be a published playwright. " Diane Horgan Exercise Science 186 people Heather Huckaby Political Science Psychology Harla Henry Exercise Science B ' frff0 p H - At— ' im EMM IfflK B —_J Raynardia Henry Criminology Sociology David Hernandez Political Science Ashley Hicks Criminology Kelly Hietapelto English Literature Kevin Hirshorn Marketing Jennifer Hodil Choral Music Education Lacy Holmes Studio Art Quiana Holsey Exercise Science Amanda Hopkins English Education Chelsea Horn Finance Real Estate Danielle Horstman Exercise Science Richard Horton Criminology Shannon Howe Exercise Scienc e Jennifer Huang Environmental Studies Misty Infinger ass Media Studio Art Savannah Irby Marketing Devin Irvin Sports Management Crystal Jackson Biology Ashley James Management graduates 187 Chevonne James Recreation Leisure Service Joshua Johnson Physical Education Kapreta Johnson English Literature Kellyn Johnson Psychology Rachel Lynn Johnson Biological Science Elisabeth Jones Merchandising Kevin Jones Exercise Science Nakia Jones Sports Management Tiffany Jones Psychology Roselette Joseph Exercise Science Adrianna Juran Interior Design Rosie Justilien Special Education Lara Kahn Music Criticism Andrea Kamay Mathematics Secondary Education Jocelyn Karpy Hospitality Administration Stephanie Kaufmann Family Child Sciences Justin Kawar Finance Real Estate Jeffrey Keaster Risk Management - Insurance Angeleigh Kapec Applied Economics Felicia Keeman Communication - people Adam Jones International Affaris Alpha Journal Exercise Physiology oevama a exandre krs» «rr: Bilal Karaze Exercise Science Melissa Kerlew Applied Economics Joevania Alexandre is working her way to- ward a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Could this be an overly lofty goal? Not so, Joevania says, " My parents raised me to reach for the best in everything. Growing up with that notion, I have learned to believe that the Lord has blessed me with many abili- ties, some of which I am not even aware of. So why limit myself? " To build a firm foundation, Joevania is major- ing in Business Management, which " requires discipline, commitment, and interpersonal skills, qualities also required of a career in law, " and she is doing so with academic excellence, ap- pearing on the President ' s and Dean ' s lists. To provide more opportunities for Business students, Joevania serves as the vice chair and Management representative for the College ' s Student Leadership Council, a li- aison group between Business students, the Dean, and the Board of Governors. " Serv- ing on the Council is an honor, " she says. " I help improve my peers ' college experience by finding out their opinions, implementing programs, and facilitating the connection between what students want and what the faculty does to accomplish those tasks. " Since her sophomore year in high school, Joevania has been involved with Delta Ep- silon Chi (DECA), an international business organization, moving up from class secretary to state vice president. DECA has helped me step outside my comfort zone to at- tempt what I otherwise would have never experienced — like giving a speech in front of 5,000 of my peers! " Upon arriving at Florida State, however, she was " surprised and saddened to discover we had no chapter to the organization that had been a constant in her life for many years. She wanted others to have the same opportunities for personal growth and net- working and so became the founding presi- dent. Department chair Bruce Lamont and the chapter ' s advisor, Deborah O ' Connor, have been instrumental in the chapter ' s suc- cess. In spring 2006, a few weeks after be- ing chartered, three new members brought back four trophies from the State Confer- ence. Joevania says, " Is DECA inspiring? I think so! Her need to improve life for others is what drives Joevania toward becoming one of the Supreme Court Justices, that is, those who " have the greatest ability to change our society for the better. " Recognizing her abilities and her efforts to maintain ties with her Haitian heritage, the Haitian Cultural Club, which is comprised of students from Florida State, Florida A M, and Tallahassee Community College, select- ed Joevania as Miss Haitian Cultural Club for 2006-2007. graduates 189 Merchandising is my home at Florida State and English is my escape, " says Eric Roberts of his two majors " With the types of people and professors Im suTounded by, it ' s like being in two different worlds. It ' s a nice balance, and fortunately, both ore pretty eccentric The idea of studying what I love attracted me to both majors. I love reading and the theoretical approach to things but the fact that Im the third generation in my family to attend the College of Human Sciences made Merchandising an easy choice. As a child I remember my grandmother talking about the campus; sometimes it ' s amazing to think, about her studying on the same grounds that I do. Both my grandmother and mother with their unyielding support have provided me with the most inspiration for me to follow my aspirations without limits. Being passionate about something is the only way you can find true success, and it ' s But, Eric says, classes don ' t take up the most time, rather it ' s the extracurricular activities, such as serving as the men ' s director for CLUTCH Magazine. " I can ' t imagine my col- lege experience without it. I aspire to better understand the literary side of publication but I m innately drawn to fashion. I believe fashion, like literature, is an art form, and I hate it when others try to argue that it ' s not. The most important thing about art is the message it can relay, which is the driving reason behind fashion ' s evolution — fashion is a strong medium for people to have a voice. " He is also serving as vice president of the Collegiate Merchandising Association. Fashion is such a competitive industry. It ' s nice to have a club where we can all work on things with a common goal without hav- Thus far, however, Eric ' s best college experi- ence has been the opportunity to intern at GO magazine. " I interned under Jim Moore, the creative director. Being able to observe him and his staff ' s innovative methods and dedication taught me more about myself than any other single event of my life. " Eric doesn ' t intend to slow down any time soon. After graduation in the spring, and before pursuing a career at a mens fashion publication, he plans to complete a gradu- ate degree in journalism. Sarah Kraft Finance Harrison Lam Sports Management 190 people Karissia Kimbrough Sociology Ashley Kirby Voice Performance Kimberly Klein Exercise Science Kyle Kleinschmidt Criminology Carley Knight Biology Howard Kolb nvironmental Studies Khara Konecy Hospitality Administration Ana Cristina Koo Industrial Engineering Ross Kozloski Sports Management Marshall Kraft Mass Media Studies jter, Megan Krause Phillip Kreth anities Communication Mechanical Engineering ■ ' .-■ ' : ,:- ■ x . c.x M w ■ j mm Brittany Krieger Fashion Merchandising Deirdre Lahey Exercise Science T - Meaghan Lahey Family Child Sciences Natalie Lamb-Lutz English Kelly Lane Marketing Anne Christine Lapommeray Sociology Katrina Large Biology Genevieve Lau English Literature graduates 191 Victoria Lee Criminology Benjamin E Lippmann Chemistry Michael Lenoci Sociology Melissa Lenz Exercise Science Zachery Levine Sociology Xia Liu Actuarial Science Michael Loanzon Chemistry Robin Longley Biology Charlaine V Loriston Exercise Physiology Aeja Ltm Mass Media Studies Yathniella Lubin Dietetics Peggy Luu Biological Science Ashlyn Linville Advertising Jessica Lopez Psychology Paul Maass Secondary Social Scier Miranda Mack Exercise Science Mary Madiedo Political Science Gillian Maler English Literature Brittany Manfred Criminology Yatevia Manning Studio Art 192 people Juan Machense Criminal Justice " I came to Florida State knowing I wanted to be a doctor. To have the ability to change someone ' s life or help people in a way that others can ' t is what keeps me striving, " says Kate Beckham, an Honors in the Mapr junior. " I started out in the Biology program only because it covered the majority of the sub- jects needed for the pre-med track; how- ever, the more I get into it, the more I like it. I have found my research niche in genetics. Dr. Hank Bass gave me the opportunity to grow academically through participa- tion in his lab. He always encourages me to seek answers to questions that my research presents, even if it seems impos- sible to understand. Starting research as a sophomore was definitely an advantage, because now I am able to go into an Honors in the Major project with a fairly complete understanding of what I am do- ing, and why. " Starting in fall 2006, 1 began working with Dr. Bass and Debbie Figueroa, a graduate student, to attempt to create a cytogenetic map of the ten chromosomes of maize (corn). Core bin markers are evenly spaced DNA markers on maize chromosomes link- age maps. Through mapping the markers cytogenetically. we can identify the loca- tions of these markers during meiosis. Once we know the locations, other researchers can use our information to find out what the genes do. " I really love volunteering for the Hospital Elder Life Program at Tallahassee Memo- rial Hospital. We assist patients in their daily routines of eating, walking, having con- versations, and exercising, mostly to help them adjust to being in the hospital and reduce their stress levels, but also to see if doing these things reduces the effects of Alzheimer ' s. " Music keeps me from getting too stressed out. Since the 5th grade, I ' ve been play- ing the clarinet, the instrument I play in the Marching Chiefs. I will never forget my first performance in Doak Campbell Stadium. I had never seen more than 5,000 people together at one time. Running in and seeing 80,000 cheering fans who love FSU as much as I do was truly a moment of awe. " I also joined Tau Beta Sigma, the national honorary sorority that promotes women in music and the improvement of university band programs. Each year we donate money to deserving people and help children attend FSU ' s prestigious Summer Music Camps. This spring, we will host the Women in Music Concert in Ruby Diamond Auditorium. ' Katerina Marie Management graduates 193 oun n Ive always enjoyed working with numbers so competing a degree in Finance was a clear choice, and more recently I ' ve become interested in Real Estate with an emphasis on commeraal and residential development, " says Andrew Young, an Honors student who is car- rying a double major in Finance and in Real Estate. Andrew has appeared on the President ' s List for the past two years, which may be why he has been fortunate to be awarded a few College of Business scholarships " — the E. Ray Solomon and the James King, as well as a Karl and Sophia Schweizer Scholarship from the Finance Department. Coming in as a freshman, and now as a se- nior, he says, " I ' ve seen nothing but growth and wonderful experiences during my time here at Florida State. " One " great learning experience " was as a First Year Experience peer leader. 1 really enjoyed organizing lec- tures and discussions with my co-instructors and interacting with freshmen. " That experience, he believes, helped him become a better Business instructor for the Freshman Interest Groups. " It was amazing, " he says, " because after years of being a student, it allowed me to see what it ' s like to be on the other side of the podium. My small class of 15 freshmen covered business ethics, group communication, presentation skills, and liberal arts. " He ' s particularly proud of re-establishing Theta Chi, a social fraternity. " This was one of the more difficult things I ' ve accomplished because of the time needed to recruit, write by-laws, and set up committees and the infrastructure of what will hopefully be a strong and long lasting fraternity. " In 2006, he served as Theta Chi ' s philan- thropy chair, which he considers to have been a privilege. " It really opened my eyes to the benefits of community service — not only a great opportunity to learn more about yourself but also to help the local community. I ' ve been involved with Relay for Life, Keep Tallahassee Beautiful, and Hab tat for Humanity. In fact, during that time the chapter as a whole completed close to 1500 hours of service. " Andrew has been involved with Dance Marathon for four years, but this year he will serve as a morale chair assistant. In this position he will be responsible for keeping up everyone ' s spirits during the 32-hour marathon. Hell be completing his degree this spring, but his post-graduation plans are not yet set. Im exploring several options — Law school, attending an MBA program, or joining Teach for America. " Andora Marimberga Child Development Melanie Martin Theatre Raquel Mato Real Estate Finano Ashley McGahee Elementary Educatic 194 peop e Danielle Marinucci Criminology Ashley Marker Nursing Samantha Marriott Political Science Christopher Martin Biology Dianely Martin Anthropology Theron Martin nternational Affairs Whitney Martin Management Hospitality Nicholas Martucci Marketing Charles Mason Criminology Rachel Masters Information Technology Valeria Matus Criminology Rachel Matz Music Performance Danielle May Multinational Business Theresa McCampbell Management Human Resources Michael A McCants Studio Art Brittany Mcintosh Nursing Erika McMillon Finance Ashley Meador Fashion Merchandising James Medefind Real Estate Yugala Priti Meier Computer Science graduates 195 Joshua Meltzer Religion Jessica Menard Dietetics David Mendez Exercise Science Jessica Mendez Criminology Elisabeth Mercer Environmental Studies Kate Metcalf Actuarial Science Lauren Meyer Communication Sciences Disorders Melissa Michael Multinational Business Yanek Michel Accounting Britney Middleton Finance Marketing Natasha Miller International Affairs Jaclyn Mitchell Creative Writing Leleatha N Mitchell Humanities Gisele Moble History Economics Richard Molina Psychology 1 ■ 1 ■ w V? Nicole Molt Business Administration Kiesha Moodie Hospitality Administration Robert Moogan Finance Allison Moore Exercise Science Andrew Moore Finance Marketing 196 people Kristin Mestre Communication Joseph Miles Creative Writing Kate Molony nternational Affairs enniter aavina From her first English Literature class, Jennifer Gaviria became " captivated " with the sub- ject " English allows you to freely express your thoughts and feelings in such a way that a blend of momentous ideas is created, and it ' s such a versatile maior, teaching you to become a better communicator, think open-mindedly, and analyze a variety of situations. " The skills she has acquired from studying English, as well as the knowledge gained from her Psychology minor, will serve her well as she " travels the world to experience different cultures. " For Jennifer has an appre- ciation for diversity. " People have so much to offer with their different perspectives. " Following graduation in the spring, Jennifer will explore South America, beginning with a visit to Peru, her father ' s native country. Jennifer grew up hearing his favorite Span- ish saying, Siempre ariba! Siempre fuerte! (Always up! Always strong!), which taught her to maintain a positive outlook. Both of her parents, with their struggles to achieve personal success, instilled in her " the impor- tance of motivation, dedication, and above all, believing in who you are and what you do. " Jennifer ' s belief is evidenced by her aca- demic achievements — Dean ' s List nearly ev- ery semester, and induction into the Golden Key International Honor Society, Garnet and Gold Key, and the Order of Omega. This past spring, she was recognized with the Who ' s Who Among Students Award. One particular English instructor — Kristi Steinmetz — also encouraged Jennifer to ex- cel academically. " I am a very hard working student, but her Women in Literature course was the most demanding. She held us to a high standard, encouraging us to rise and face the challenges, which has prepared us for future obstacles in life. " Kappa Delta, her sorority, has given Jennifer the confidence to expect a great deal of herself. Having served as both the activities chair and the academic excellence chair, she has learned " the true meaning of hard work and friendship, " and she ' s realized the impor- tance of dedicating herself to causes that will benefit others. " As a group organization, Kappa Delta envisions a common goal and works in unison to accomplish that goal. " Going further, by " improving the lives of oth- ers and effecting positive change in a work- ing environment, " Jennifer plans to pursue a career in Business Communications. " While promoting morale and productivity in the work place, " she says, 1 want to implement strategies that will improve a company ' s performance. " Vanessa Morales ogy Political Science graduates 197 mac A chibhood riddled with abuse, poverty, or racism can break your spirit, rendering you a lost soul, a burden on society. Or it can make you strong and ccmpassionate, motivating you to achieve great things for yourself and for your comminty if some- v here somehow you receive enough love to know you are of value. Miranda Mack was raised in neighboring, ru- ral Gadsden County by a single mother who instilled in her and her brother the importance of education — We began reading at age 3. While she was at work, she would give us as- signments — to draw the world ' s continents or to research a topic in the encyclopedia. She made certain that we knew how proud she was of us and pushed us to go beyond what was ex- pected. " Sirce that tende ' iranda has also been active singing, praying, speaking, ard writing - here her grandfather is the pastor. ' The church family teaches us ■ portance of being active and learning the Word, Often, we were rewarded for our scholastic achievement and if one needs help, church mem- bers are always willing to lend a helping hand. " Miranda graduated class valedictorian of East Gadsden High while also receiving an AA degree from Tallahassee Community College. Entering Florida State, she was admitted to the Honors Program, as an Exercise Science major. Miranda plans to become a pediatrician, a goal " sparked " by Dr. Woodard, her first doctor. She explains, My pediatrician was a source of per- sonal counseling, warmth, and security in the midst of the many trials of my childhood, I value the significance of a supportive role model; I want to bring that same joy to other children, " As a mentor for SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity Ex- cellence) Program, each weekday morning Mi- randa provides academic assistance to students in the Honors Chemistry and Integrated Science courses at East Gadsden High, " Seeing them understand and apply what they ' ve learned is truly fulfilling. " For the Peer Health Education Groups of the Thagard Student Health Center, Miranda is a peer educator. Through FSU Today, she teaches about healthy sexual relationships. Through Build- ing Blocks for the Total Health of Men, she spreads the word about issues that influence their health. Through Total Health Empowerment for Ladies of Color, she works toward alleviating the numerous and dire issues that affect the well- being of minority women. As vice president of the FSU chapter of Health Occupations Students of America, Miranda helps provide students with opportunities to network, serve the community, and compete for national scholarships. By volunteering for the Arts in Medicine Program at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Miranda helps to humanize the hospital environment. " She says, ' Bedside reading of poetry or inspirational literature to those who are ill helps show that someone cares. The work reminds me of what being a physician really means. " Karolina Morawa Nursing Laura Moyant English Literature Stephen Murphy Criminology Lindsay Myerowitz Biology 198 people Jolvan Morris :nvironmental Studies Timothy Mullins Criminology Leigha Morris Family Child Sciences 1 5 I ■ ■ m y i ki —Jmi Alejandro Munilla Civil Engineering Meredith Morris Secondary Social Science Shauna Morris Communication Sciences Disorders Bradley Mostert Accounting Holly Munroe International Affairs Kathleen Murphy Accounting Finance Kiley Murphy Mass Media Studies Chardea Murray litical Science English Justin Murray Criminology Latasha Murray Womens Studies Sean Murray Criminology Amber Musser Civil Engineering Audrey Newsom Communication Denise Newsome Biochemistry Chemistry Jennifer Nezo International Affairs 1 ,M ... %■. r 4bf H H 1 mk Jm% Alexandra Nick Human Resource Management Michael Nonneman Management graduates 199 David Norris Social Science Amanda Nusbaum Management Joseph O Shea Philosophy Social Science Ian Osburn Biology Hirniben Patel Entrepreneurship Cynthia A Ogolla Biology Environmental Science Christine Oleary Hospitality Administratic Ashley Owensby Management Information Systems Jorge Palma Finance Christina Pardo Marketing Marsha Patten Social Work Kathleen Pech Hospitality Administration Danielle Pellegrino Family Child Sciences Amanda Pascal Entrepreneurship Real Estate Leigh Pelletti Criminology Leidys Pena Business Chase Perkinson Accounting Finance Benjamin Perretti Literature Christian Perrin Political Science Ashley Phillips Political Science 200 people Christopher Olhrek Marketing Finance Nicholas J Pellito Political Science Philosophy Upon entering college, Joshua Goodman knew he wanted to become a teacher, per- haps a high school History teacher. " I ' ve always enjoyed learning about any kind of History, ' he says, " but nothing I studied felt like something I wanted to specialize in. ' He preferred European History but couldn ' t name a specific era. In my sophomore year, " he says, " when I was still bouncing around, I studied for a semester at FSU ' s London Study Center. The professors used the city to teach their courses in British History and Literature, taking us to see buildings, mu- seums, art galleries, and period plays. On weekends, I visited Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; spent ten days in Italy, and Thanks- giving in Barcelona. " The experience gave him " a personal connection to these places. The following year he took Dr. Jim Jones World War II course, choosing to write about British Prime Minister Neville Cham- oshua aoodman berlain and his policy of appeasement. " For the first time, " Josh says, " research was re- warding. " His interests had broadened to in- clude the British government ' s policy-making process, which, in turn, inspired his research for Dr. Jones ' upcoming course on the Civil War. Josh linked the two interests by examining the role cotton played in the relationship between the Confederacy and the Brit- ish. " Because this relationship was primarily handled through diplomats and foreign of- fices, most of my source material was cor- respondence. It was so interesting to read letters that travejed back and forth across the Atlantic, following events of the war, at- tempting to spin ' situations to make points or gain favor. ' Josh had discovered Diplomatic History, which deals with the relationships between states as revealed through the communica- tions of diplomatic missions. " When a conflict threatens, the language and tone can be very dramatic, reminding me of an action movie, only it ' s played out in text. " Josh says, " I have yet to meet a professor at Florida State with whom I couldn ' t enjoy working, but Dr. Jones rises to the top as the most dynamic and knowledgeable. " Dr. Jones is now directing his Honors in the Ma- jor thesis, tentatively titled, A Cry for Justice: American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Affairs Following the Treaty of Locarno, 1925-26. After graduation in spring 2008, Josh plans to attend graduate school. " I want to teach History at the college level, he says, and I am focusing on learning as much as I can about the topics that interest me — Diplo- matic History of the U.S. and Britain, 19th- 20th century European History, and Ameri- can Political History. " Elizabeth Phipps English Literature graduates 201 n . c m always struck by how surprised people are when I tel therri Im interested in service as if I hav e a secret. What else awards you the opportunity to give children piggy-back rides on a playground all day. milk some goats in Te as. or see how a simple water system can completely change a third-world community ' s quality of life? By placing myself outside my American antibacterial comfort zone, I have learned more about myself than I could by locking in the mirror, " says Jordan Chapman Becoming active at the Presbyterian Uni- versity Center during my freshman year, I met students who led Alternative Break Corps (ABC) service trips. Since then I have participated in three spring break trips- first to Elm AAott, Texas to work with World Hunger Relief International; next to Baltimore ork with inner -city youth; and last spring I led a trip to West Virginia to work with victims of rural poverty. While serving as ABCs public relations director in my sopho- more year and co-director in my junior year, I strove to raise service awareness around campus. " The leadership skills I gained in service gave me the confidence to run for a seat in the Student Senate. My role in the Senate was a way to advocate for students ' community service involvement. I recruited several sena- tors to participate in ABC trips and formed a Student Government Relay for Life team. I learned to stand up for my beliefs and opinions in an environment where others ' outlooks are as strong as my own. I have loved reading and writing since childhood, so I knew I wanted to major in English Literature. When I signed up for Professor Gary Taylor ' s Advanced Shake- speare class, I was intimidated at first, but with his eloquent lectures it proved to be one of the most fulfilling courses. My second major in Mass Media Studies has shown me that a car eer in Communications or Journalism could give me the power to raise awareness of social injustices. " By studying Italian for three semesters, I ' ve formed an interest in Italy ' s culture I am thrilled to end my tenure at FSU this spring by studying in Florence. I want to become a positive member of a new community, cul- ture, and society. " After graduation, however, I will join the Teach for America corps for two years as an elementary school teacher in Charlotte, N.C Then, I plan to attend graduate school. I hope to find a career that combines my interests in service, communication, law, and literature. " Allison Piehl Theatre Religion Lauren Possenti Education John Ouailey Finance Real Estate Kenneth Range Elementary Educatior 202 people Dwan Pinckney Sociology Hailey Pitman Anthropology History Elaina Plunkett Criminology Psychology Christina Pollaccio Marketing David Pooser Risk Management - Insuran Justin Pounders Criminology Tiffany Pringle Fashion Merchandising Joseph Proscia Colin Proudfoot Terra Pumphrey Biological Science Georgraphy Social Science Civil Engineering Alexander Quezada Finance Tiffany Raglin Sociology Kenneth J Ramos Jr Stephanie Randolph American Studies History Criminal Justice Kedrick Range Accounting Finance Lindsey Reanier Electrical Engineering Nicole Recomendes Merchandising Stephanie Reed Nicole Reichbach Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Briftani Richards Child Development graduates 203 Charles Richards Management Angela Ricke Merchandising Ashley Riley Exercise Science Jessica Robbins Psychology Paul Roberson Jr Communication Science: Disorders Laquitta Robinson Management Natalia Rocha Advertising Ana Rodriguez Communication Political Dannielle Rodriguez English Kristen Rodriguez Communication s cience John Rogers AAass Media Studies Danielle Rohr Family Child Sciences Jessica Rollins Family Child Sciences Kevin Roselli History Arlen Ross Criminology Dusti Roush Environmental Studies Christopher Ruzat Criminology Tammy Sanderson Elementary Education Danielle Sandoz Biology Polina Sapershteyn Fine Art 204 people Jenna Rogers Communication aermne Daniel Rothholz Political Science " I love technology — all the cool gadgets and powerful hardware and software tools that make life easier and more productive " says Bryan Valentine, a senior majoring in Informa- tion Technology (IT). " A lot of people are scared of technology or just don ' t know how to make it work for them. I enjoy showing them what IT can do. I just really enjoy helping people. If I can help one person, that person can teach other people down the road. " I have been involved in two Service Learn- ing projects through my courses. The first was a semester-long project where my group built a website from the ground up for Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. It was a great success because we learned so much about working with a real world client. Class case studies cannot come close to being more educational. " The second project involved fixing problems with Apalachee Ridge Learning Centers network of 30 workstations. They needed $200 worth of equipment, which was donated by our group and lnfo2Go, our course instructor ' s company. The equipment greatly improved the network ' s efficiency, which was very important to our group in that every day 15+ disadvantaged students can further their education in Apalachee Ridge ' s after-school program and media camp. " Being a Resident Assistant (RA) in Deviney Hall made me a responsible, caring person. As a young freshman, I didn ' t know anything about college life. It was my RA that really helped me learn the do ' s and don ' ts. In turn, I was able to help incoming freshmen get adjusted, and I learned to be a good com- municator. " I recommend everyone take Dr. Robert Brooks ' course Communication for IT Profes- sionals. He is a great person and loves to teach his students, using practical real world examples, so that they fully understand the material. " After graduation in the spring, I plan to move back to my hometown in Jacksonville and start my career as a network adminis- trator at a large company. Network ad- ministrators play an important role — being responsible for all the behind-the-scene op- erations that allow users to email, access the Internet, and network globally. " Brianne Savage Fashion Merchandising graduates 205 I have always wanted to become a doctor — it would allow me to make a real difference in peopbs lives, physically, mentally, and emotion- ally, ' says Nicholas Farber, an Honors student majoring in Biobgy, Nick is also carrying a major in Sport Man- agement. I love sports — I haven ' t missed a home or spring game since arriving on cam- pus — and I wanted my second major to be Business related. Sport Management fit per- fectly. " Why choose Florida State? Nick says, " When ou visit Florida State ' s campus there is a comfortable feeling you do not get anywhere else -you feel welcome. I also knew I would get the education required to pursue my medi- cal school dream, as well as have opportu- nities to do undergraduate research and be involved in great extra-curricular activities. " A member of the Honors Program since he was a freshman, Nick later became an Honors in the Major student He recently completed his Honors Thesis, The Effects of Nicotine Ex- posure in Adult Male Zebra Finches on the Expression of Heat Shock Protein, " under the guidance of Susanne Cappendijk, professor of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medi- cine. Dr. Cappendijk is passionate about her work and this rubs off on those who work with her. It is exciting to be challenged yet mentored. " Of his research project Nick says, " Nicotine had been used to express heat shock proteins in other animals, so we chose to use it in our study. Using higher doses, we found increases in the amount of heat shock protein expressed in the brain and liver of the finch. Heat shock proteins help in refolding or eliminating mis- folded proteins, proteins that are thought to be the cause of many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer ' s, Parkinsons, and Huntington s. If we can find a way to stimulate the expression of more of these proteins, then we potentially can find treatments for these diseases. " Always having enjoyed teaching, Nick has found that it also increases his own learning Through the Biology Mentors program, he tu- tors his fellow students who are taking the Biology, Chemistry, and Organic classes, and any other class they may need help with. " He has also taken on several leadership roles in his fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi — -as Interfrater- nity Council representative, risk management chair, and president. " The fraternity gives am- ple opportunities to participate in philanthropic events, such as our own Greek Idol, which supports SADD (Students Against Destruc- tive Decisions). In October, we raised almost $11,000 in honor of our friend and brother Michael Schwartz, who passed away during a drinking and driving accident. Being a part of a fraternity gives you a sense of family. " Nicole Savino Interior Design Barbara Schweitzer Creative Writing Khalisait Shabazz Rehabilitation Services Kristine Shopp Elementary Education 206 people Elise Scamahorn Nutrition Food Exercise Sciences Daphne Sculac Merchandising Nico Scavone Womens Studies Tessa Schirm English Education Terri Schroder Biology Brittney Schuh Criminology Psychology Tiffany Sedgwick Psychology James Seldomridge Real Estate Finance Courtney Semmons Creative Writing Michael Serritella Computer Science Paul Shahidi Biological Science Princess Shands Accounting Ross Sheffield Criminology Violetta Shekinah English Rebecca Shields Biology Lauren Shulman Marketing Jenifer Lin Siedlarz Interdisciplinary Social Amanda Sikora Elementary Education Derrick J Simmons Human Resource Management Geneen Simmons Management Information Systems graduates 207 Brittany Simpson Sociology Curtis Sineath Information Technology Bonni Singer Etherton Sociology David Smith Jr Music Performance Hilary Smith Exercise Science Ryan Smith Political Science Jeremiah Snyder English Literature Erin Sobel English Business Frank Solak Political Science Audris Solomon Sociology Criminoloc Melissa Sorensen Recreation Leisure Services Pamela Spangenberg Multinational Business Robert Spurgeon Management Amber Sroka Family Child Sciences Nicholas Sroka Information Technolog Melissa Stalnaker Information Technology 208 people Blaire Stanley Communication Sciences Disorders Christina Staubs Carley Stevens Finance Management Political Science Sociology Sarah Stevens Nursing Jhazmin Smith Sociology Shaun Sommer Science Education Shannon St Val inance Real Estate mar " I am interested in a giobai perspective because I am appalled at the disparity between the country I was bom into and the majority of the world I want to use the blessings and privileges I have been given to work in partnership with peopb who are willing to work for change, " says Mary Grant-Dooley, a senio r who is carrying a double major in International Affairs and English Literature. Mary ' s first foray to another country was during the International Programs inaugural program to Australia. " My best friend Hilary O ' Neil and I hostel-hopped through New Zealand and hiked a glacier before meeting the FSU group in Syd- ney. We spent a week in museums and day trips to small beach towns before heading north to tropical Cairns. With a climate similar to South Florida, humid and hot even in winter, we felt quite at home, except that we would not have been zipping through a rainforest, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, eating termites (good for digestion), or learning from an Aborigine how to throw a boomerang correctly. " She ' s now preparing for her second study abroad trip — to France — by increasing her knowledge of the French language and culture. She is a member of the Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society, and for the past year she has served as co-president of La Table Francaise, a conversa- tion club for those interested in improving their French language skills. " Were a group of about ten students with all skill levels. To get discussions going, we incorporate films, newspapers, novels, music, and food. " A superb student (President ' s List the previous four semesters!, Mary understands the importance of an education. And, she says, " Having been a part of the Presbyterian Church since I was two, I was brought up learning about Jesus, a person who humbly served his community. Community service is something I feel called to do by a faith that inspires anger at injustice. " America Reads has provided me an outlet for weekly service that I cherish. I enjoy interacting with the kids and helping them with their home- work. I was blessed to have parents who were there when I got home from school, who wanted to hear about my day, and help me with my homework. I am thankful to be that listening ear and helper for others. Challenger Swim has taught me that enthusiasm trumps skills. I felt unqualified, never having been on an official swim team or taught swimming, much less to mentally handicapped children. It was a joyous surprise to find that simple encour- agement has an impact. These kids have short attention spans and a need for constant affirma- tion, so as a volunteer I cheer them along in what is sometimes the only exercise they get. After graduation. I hope to enter the Presbyte- rian Church ' s Young Adult Volunteer Program for a year of overseas mission work, or to intern with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program at the United Nations liaison office in New York. " Joseph Stone Chemical Science graduates 209 es He acre ■■■■■Hi Ive had amazing teachers who inspired me ately that here was a great opportunity to organization on track and planning events o bve learning, and I want to share that love, " help build a living community, which was es- that would appeal to a variety of personali- says Leslie Laaet, an Honors student majoring pecially important since most of the residents ties — " safe, fun ways to spend an evening in Social Science Education. had never lived away from home. " without spending a ton of money. " Shes not quite ready to fake on the re- quired teaching internship, but, she says, I have done some observing in different schools. I ve learned that you can ' t give your students all the answers; they will try to take the easy way out and have you do all the work, but it ' s best to give them the resources to find the answers on their own. That ' s the fun of learning. " Leslie has chosen to focus on Social Studies, as it deals with the ' way people interact each other, " a subject she loves to ex- plore. While in high school, she was involved in numerous clubs, enabling her to build com- munities. When she arrived on campus, and was ensconced in Gilchrist Hall, a residence hall fa Honors students, she " knew immedi- As vice-president of Gilchrist Hall, Leslie " tried to help everyone with their concerns, or point them in the direction of someone who could better serve them. " She helped spearhead a number of programs for the Landis-Gilchrisf complex, including the CAN- paign, a city-wide can collection effort. To get her residents involved in community ser- vice, she led the can tabs collection for the Ronald McDonald House. At the end of the semester, she says, " We won the Inter-Resi- dence Hall Council ' s Hall Complex of the Semester Award. " Next, she ran for, and won, the position of secretary for the Inter-Residence Hall Council. Her natural leadership skills were obvious from the beginning, keeping the As the only minority in the group, Leslie feels she has offered a different perspective of what programs students might enjoy, such as salsa dancing, which is very popular in her Cuban-American culture. " My parents are political refugees, and I am a first-genera- tion American. We try to keep our heritage alive, including cooking wonderful Cuban food just like abuela made! " And she ' s re- cently added a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies to help her " learn a little more " about her roots. 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They ' re the reason I am who I am, " says Alison Hein, an Honors student majoring in Finance. When she was born — in Jacksonville, Florida — Allison ' s parents purchased a Florida Prepaid College Plan, When the time arrived, she re- turned to the Sunshine State, choosing FSU as her new home. " This institution has enabled me to make a difference in the community, study in a country half-way around the world, and pre- pared me for a career. My horizons have been broadened more than I could have imagined, ' Originally an Accounting major who took " Fi- nance courses by default, ' Allison soon realized she enjoyed Finance more. " It ' s a dynamic field that looks to the future instead of the past, and it ' s versatile, opening doors to many different career paths. ' An FJonors student since her freshman year, who will graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA, Allison has completed the course requirements to re- ceive an Honors Medallion, which she will wear at spring commencement. Recognizing her abilities, the College of Busi- ness Undergraduate Policy Committee recently asked her to serve as its student representa- tive. Alongside other members— -a professor from each department — Allison makes recom- mendations to the College ' s general faculty on undergraduate policy, curricula, programs, and procedure implementation. Taking her education and putting it to use for service to the community, Allison joined FSU Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, serving as treasurer for two years. During that time, the chapter fully funded and built a $49,000 home in Tallahassee for a small family. Allison says, " This was one of my most meaningful experiences be- cause I was able to play a direct role in the whole process, from fundraising to painting clos- et doors. I saw firsthand what teamwork can accomplish, and few things are more gratifying a ison nein than actually seeing the results of your efforts to better a community. ' Her " long standing passion ' has been the French language and culture. After seven years of classes, earning a minor in French, and becom- ing a member of the Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society, Allison was given the opportunity to study in Paris through FSU ' s International Pro- grams. That ' s what I love about International Programs — thanks to the travel scholarships available, my trip was fully funded. Living in Paris was an unforgettable experience. Not only did my language skills improve tremendously, but I gained independence and confidence. The world is becoming increasingly smaller, yet, at the same time, my world is expanding. Following graduation, Allison will return to the Pacific Northwest to begin her first full-time po- sition — as a financial analyst. She says, " I look forward to the challenges and experiences I will encounter. graduates 213 " When reading the course requirements for the Hospitality major I was blown away by classes Ike Food, Wine and Culture; Hospitality Law; and Event Management, " says senior Ebony Cobb. She knew, being raised in the " ' hospitality hub of Orlando, Florida. " the major would fit her perfectly. " Hospitality is a business mapr with a little more flair! The Dedman School of Hospitality has done wonders to prepare me, enabling me to travel, meet exciting people, and learn each and everyday " During spring break of her sophomore year. Ebony visited Jamaica through Beyond Border " s Cultural Exchange Program, which taught her " a great deal " about herself and the Jamaican culture. The highlight, however, was her trip to Europe- -to Leysin, Switzerland. Through Florida State ' s International Pro- grams, Hospitality and Business majors spend five weeks studying, traveling, and observing industry operations first-hand. " We had four days each week to travel I was able to visit seven countries and London! We learned how the different European wineries made, bottled, and sold their wine I fell in love with the Indian food in Germany, and will never forget the Spanish bars that served sangria and tapas (bite-size appetizers) " Living on campus has also enhanced her edu- cation. " Residence halls promote friendships, student leaders, healthy living, and learn- ing, " she says, " and they are a safety net for conflict resolution and crisis management. " From the first, she found " so much favor with residence halls " that she decided to become a resident assistant (RA) and has continued for three years. Last October, for developing a program that encouraged students to vote, she was recognized as RA of the Month by the National Residence Hall Honorary. Again in January, the Honorary awarded her for her " outstanding work as a third year RA. " As president of FSUs chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH), Ebony has " worked to make the industry aware of the benefits that a diverse work- place, including corporate and upper-leve : management, can provide a business. " She has attended conferences in New Orleans and Pittsburgh, which have helped her " to build relationships with Hospitality professionals, to network with students from around the nation, and to address professional development. " Part of the NSMH is STREN GTH (Students Taking Responsibility in Engineering New Growth in Hospitality), " an outreach initiative that encourages high school students to consider a career in Hospitality and that serves as a link from the Dedman School to our community. " As a volunteer, Ebony has helped " interested students develop self-confidence, and commu- nication and professional skills. " To slake her ' interest in Hospitality Law, Ebony may go on to Law School. " Since we live in a highly litigious society, it would be beneficial to study the legal issues that can affect businesses. And, I believe, it would be vastly reward- ing. " Chris Vogel Mechanical Engineerin Jennifer Waryk Exercise Science Catharine Weaver Exercise Science Ashley Wheeler Political Science 214 people Melissa Vogt Studio Art Jerald Washington Political Science Amanda Walker Child Development Melissa Wallace Interior Design Elizabeth Watts Criminology Forrest Way Kierra Ward Human Resource Management F i nance Meghan Weant Textiles Erica Warren Psychology Caitlin Weather Studio Art Jacob Webb Finance Thomas Wheeler Mechanical Engineering Laneka Webster Exercise Science Christopher Weedo Management Information Systems Evan Wells Criminology Matthew White Engineering Megan White Theatre Kacy Whiting Biomedical Mathematics Latoya Westbrooks Finance Christopher Whitmore Creative Writing graduates 215 Joshua Wickham International Affairs Jatequa Wilson Social Work s? ¥ B.Tl Louise Wilhite Public Administration Policy Allyson Williams Marketing Monica Williams Middle School Mathematics Tyler Winters Finance Ryan Wirth History Political Science Heather Wiseman English Bennett Paul Williamson Anthropology Theodore Wohlford Social Science Michael Wojcik Finance Real Estate Phillip-Jason Wong-Kuon English Chelsea Woodcock Psychology Philosophy Kathleen Woodruff History Jovan Young Economics Cassandra Zamboli Communication Corrie Zeigler International Affairs 216 people Nicole Zimmerman Communication Sciences Disorders Nicole Wright Choral Music Educatic Sacha Wright English Literature " Growing up in China, I experienced a rigid edu- cational system; the teachers frowned upon any nontraditional idea. In America the professors encajage original, creative thought. Since I was little, I ' ve had this drive to see how much I can accomplish in life, and FSU provides the perfect cutlet for my energy, " says Grace Chi, an Honors student who will graduate in April with two Bach- elor of Science degrees and three majors- — Risk Management lnsLrance Finance and Real Estate. " Also, FSU helps students by awarding financial support, which makes the path to knowledge even brighter " — Grace has received ten aca- demic scholarships. Plus, American Field Service Intercultural Programs recognized her with a full Award for Excellence, enabling her to study in France for an entire academic year. Carrying a minor in French — o language with " expressions that do not exist in any other lan- guage ' — -Grace served as a cultural ambas- sador for America while studying at the Lycee Ambroise-Brugiere. Another cultural bridge is Business, which she believes brings countries together through im- port, export, license, franchise, joint ventures, etc. " Realizing that the " world needs more business professionals with diverse cultural backgrounds, " Grace chose to carry three Business majors " to acquire the necessary skill sets. ' And she is tak- ing full advantage of the Department of Risk Management ' s external partnership, which al- lows students to pursue professional designation while still attending college. Before graduation, Grace hopes to have completed the require- ments for the University Associate Certification in Risk Management. Grace attributes her accomplishments in Risk Management fo Professor and Eminent Scholar James Carson. " He sparked my interest in the program, and then he gave me the chance to see the academic side of Insurance. Last sum- mer, I traveled to Canada with department faculty for the annual meeting of the American Risk Insurance Association. This summer, I will at- tend Berkshire Hathaway ' s annual meeting in Omaha. Because of Dr. Carson ' s wise advice, I plan to obtain corporate experience first, so that if later I do pursue an academic career, I can do so whole-heartiiy. " Having been in the Honors Program since a freshman, Grace has completed over 18 hours of Honors coursework, for which she ' ll soon re- ceive an Honors Medallion and which she will wear at spring commencement. Shell take with her fond memories of the years she spent living in FSU residence halls — " It boosts your college experience: I highly recommend it. " After graduation, Grace will begin working for BP (Beyond Petroleum). " I have a great inter- est in the energy field because of the growing need for sustaining conventional resources while developing unconventional technology to meet consumer demand. My passion for alternative energies (wind, solar, ethanol) turned me on to this greener ' energy company. " graduates 217 ' My grandfather, an obstetrician, delivered babies until he was 80. When I was in middle school, people started telling me I was going to be the next Dr. Troutman. The titb stuck. " When I first volunteered at a local hospital, I wit- nessed children scarred by accidents, dog bites, and abuse. I couldn ' t help but wonder what they would grow up to look like; it became a huge area of interest for me. I hope to boost the self-esteem of such children by specializing in Pediatric Reconstruc- tive Surgery. " Aware of the knowledge required for a career as a surgeon. Tiffany, an Honors student, is carrying a heavy academic load — a double major in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a double minor in Math and Biology. And she is gaining health care experi- ence through volunteering. " Community service is my favorite activity, particularly the work I ' ve done for the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) and for the Children ' s AAiracle Network. " Anyone who is interested in health care should look into FSU ' s Arts in Medicine Program at TMH; it ' s a great opportunity to see first hand what you might be getting yourself into. I have participated for three years in Dance Marathon, which raises money for the Children ' s Miracle Network, and have signed up again this year. Dancing for 32 hours is painful, but it is also insightful — it shows you the pain and suffering some children endure every day. " To acquire leadership skills, Tiffany has served in nu- merous positions for Phi Mu Fraternity (founded in 1852, before the word " sorority " was coined). As a freshman, she was the |unior delegate to all Pan- hellenic meetings; website cabinet head, responsible for updating Phi Mu ' s website; and theme cabinet head, responsible for the creative wall paintings on Copeland Street. As a sophomore, she was elected to chapter treasurer, and recently served as chair of Grandslam, the Interfrafernity Council ' s annual softball tournament, which benefits the Children ' s Miracle Network. Because of her superb academic standing (Presi- dent ' s List) and her service to the community, Tiffany was chosen from among nationwide applicants to receive the Frances Munson McAdams Memorial Fund Scholarship, which was presented by Phi Mu. She says, " I cannot be more proud to represent Phi Mu in such a way. " The past two years as a Freshman Interest Group leader, Tiffany says, have been " amazing experi- ences. " First, she helped teach the Human Experience section, dispensing critical information and getting her students involved in campus activities. This past semester, she instructed the Psychology section, her original major. " I had never thought about becom- ing a teacher, but now I would definitely consider if, although I won ' t give up my dream to become a doctor. " 218 peopie onan As a child Dorian George knew he was a good listener. His need to understand people, and his love of problem solving, drew him to the field of Psychology. Psychology gives me a chance to listen to peoples problems, to try to understand why they do what they do, and why the things that bother them seem to have such an effect, " Dorian says. " To help them find a solution to their problems is a challlenge that I love. " After graduation in the spring, Dorian plans to join Teach for America. " Hopefully, I will get the opportu- nity to improve upon the academic gap in a low-in- come community. " Then, he ' ll work on his master ' s and doctoral degrees in Psychology, for he plans to teach at the college level. Dr. Nairn Akbar, assistant instruc- tor of Psychology and author of Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery, " sealed the passion " Dorian now has for teaching. " He taught me that not only is education important, but also educating the members of our culture about their history and how to better ourselves as a cultural group. " While teaching, Dorian also plans to open a counsel- ing practice. " What better way to learn how to run a business, " he asks, " than to minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management? " Indeed, the minor has given him the education he requires for such an endeavor, but, he says, " Being involved in different service oriented organizations has taught me about customer relations. It ' s like working as a politician, constantly trying to make sure your organization is giving people what they want and to never let them down. " Being " willing to serve at all times, " Dorian has held several positions on campus. First, as a counselor for the CARE Summer Bridge Program, which is designed to help those students, who are disadvantaged by eco- nomic, cultural or educational circumstances, succeed academically. For the past three years he has served as a resident assistant in four separate residence halls, which, he says, has given him " the opportunity to be a listener for so many voices. I could not have picked a better job to suit my needs. " His numerous experiences with the Black Student Union- Mr. Black Student Union 2004, membership chair 2005, vice president 2006, and Homecoming chair 2007- have taught him that " those who exhibit humility make the best leaders. " This past year he became president of Alpha Phi Al- pha Fraternity, a role in which he helps lead his broth- ers " toward our aims of manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind. " He says, " My fraternity is at the heart of all my accomplishments. Without it I would have no Tallahassee support system to push me to be a better man. Recently being crowned Homecoming Chief is his " most honored " achievement. " It shows that my peers have witnessed my impact on this campus, that they feel I am worthy of representing the University. As a young Black man, a member of a minority on this campus, that is something I will never forget, and is still somewhat unbelievable. " student stars 219 SflfeMiWcMbVI People kept telling me that a double major in Music and English Literature was impossibb, but I refused to accept it, ' says Eileen Reynolds, a senior who maintains a perfect GPA and who has been presented with the Col- lege of Musics highest award — the Presser. " I had two passions that were equally important to me — to be a better musician and a better reader and writer. In high school, I was in the International Baccalaure- ate program, which is about being well versed in six different subject areas. On top of that, I was playing i no instruments at a competitive level and doing a million other things outside of school. I thought college shouldn ' t be any different. Both Literature and Music are art forms born out of the same sets of social and historical factors. In them, we look for a reflection of our own lives but with a twist. We look for truth — something we ' ve felt but haven t known how to express. Success in Music is largely about discipline and time management, but Music also has the power to touch us on some fundamental human level. Without fail, when I ' m at my most frazzled. I ' ll hear something that gives me goose bumps, like my soul is being tickled. There ' s magic in it. I ' ve always loved to read. A good book, like good music, has the power to transport me. I also like to write — I ' m more charming on the page than in per- son. Dr. Shinn [Christopher Shinn, assistant professor of English], who has challenged me to continue to improve my writing, once said that new words were like new toys; he could spend hours turning them over in his mind, the way a kid plays with a toy truck. I can identify with that feeling — I love thinking about how words go together and about the effect that the combinations make. I wanted to study in London (through International Programs] because so many great authors were in- fluenced by the English culture. I had a blast! It was a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the language I love so much. Through a class in Theatre, I got to see so many shows, including my favorite Shakespearean play, Othello, at the restored Globe Theatre. Now everything I read that takes place in London really comes alive for me. " I sometimes tell people that my ideal job would be music critic for The New York Times. I ' m never sure whether I ' m joking. But my most memorable experi- ence was a guest lecture sponsored by the Musicol- ogy department. The visiting scholar Thomas Porcello used all of his skills as a musician, engineer, writer, speaker, and linguist to give a great presentation. I was inspired by the way he had integrated different fields of study into one career — that ' s my ultimate goal. " 220 people " All of my high school work experience — head football ccxxhs assistant, athletic director ' s student liaison, weight- lifting tournament coordinator, and golf tournament assis- tant director — had revolved around sports, " says Cheri Cox, a senior who is majoring in Sport Management, but who had first considered a major in pharmacy. Cheri ' s switch-decision turns out to have been a wise one. ' My passion is not necessarily for the activity of sport, but the unigue product and business of sport. " And she has benefited from opportunities to gain real world ' experience. The Sport Management Conference introduced me to the non-profit sector of sports and enabled me to work for the Florida Sports Foundation, the official sports promotion and development organization of the State of Florida. I began as an intern. Later, I was brought back as an executive assistant to Grants, Special Programs, and Events. I absolutely enjoy my job — the people, work, atmosphere, and dynamics are almost unbeatable. " Last summer Cheri worked for the corporate part- nerships sales division of Orlando Magic, which, she says, " led me to a clear idea of my career goals — working for a large company with a diverse staff. The Magic always makes sure its employees know that they are appreciated and always stress the significance of feeling like a small family in a large corporate office. ' She is not at all concerned about being a female in a male-dominated industry. " I can take the upper hand because sadly sometimes the expectation of me is low, which makes it easier to amaze someone who has underestimated me. It ' s important for women to remember that selling requires a connection with the client beyond the contract. Interpersonal skills are what we excel at. Combine them with confident, ag- gressive negotiating skills and you are a top salesper- son in the making. " Her time with " Golden Key is irreplaceable. I had to perfect my interpersonal communication and delega- tion skills and acquire patience while working with an Executive Board of 15 ranging from ages 20-40. Serving on the Executive Board of the Seminole Stu- dent Boosters taught me the importance of passion and dedication. Traveling to Dresden, Germany through the Beyond Borders Program immersed Cheri in an unfamiliar situ- ation, which " forced me to learn independence, coop- eration, and understanding. Through a busy agenda we learned about German culture, and I saw the dif- ference from our own — we strive to improve every- thing (meanwhile locking memories away), whereas Germans try hard to preserve history so as to learn from it. " Her college career rearing its end, Cheri is seeking opportunities with the National Basketball Association in Corporate Premium Sales Activation. She ' s also created plans B, C, and D — Golf Tournament Mar- ket ing, non-profit Marketing-based-Management, an d Teach for America. graduates 221 ations Graduates! 222 people graduates 223 T r% l begins... S -a- mam? i X ' .A ¥ % m l. :. s » , - : «1 $ " ' ■i! gar- ' -j %- 224 people » I - - • - S si - - - T .j± . f ■ ' graduates 225 " the half of knowledge is to ' ■? " ■ ' ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 226 people graduates 227 $£ H we are... FAMILY F M f « - A KflON ,.. ! ' 228 greeks ■■■; : " ■ ■ ■■■ ' ■ ■ ■ ' : ' ■■ ' ■ ' ' ' ■■ ' ■ -r- 1 1. iw f-i,,« ' Si.i, CttebutttHt fids tfiMi W XiU J ' ; : . ' ' -■,. 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" Together let us seek the heights " 230 alpha chi omega AflM Nickname: A-D-Pi Founding Date: May 15, 1851 ounding Location: Wesleyan Female College ' Chapter: lota Date Established at FSU: 1913 Colors:. Azure " and White bymbol: Diamond Flower: Woodland Violet Mascot: Lion u Alphie " nnual Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House " We Live For Each Other " President: Kaylyn Crawford alpha delta pi 231 President. Hannah Tate Nickname: Alpha Gam Founding Date: May 30, 1904 Founding Location: Syracuse University Chapter: Gamma Beta d FSU: Buff and t reei Symbol: Double Rose Flower: Red and Buff Roses Mascot: Squirrel Annual Philanthropy: Diabetes Research " Inspire the Woman. Impact the World. " 232 alpha gamma delta |T Nickname: Chi O Founding Date: April 5, 1895 Founding Location: University of Arkansas ' Chapter: Garamc- Date Established atjRU: May j7, l908 arqkohyi Sfftiyv Symbol: Owl and Skull and Cross Bones Flower: White Carnation Mascot: Owl Annual Philanthropy: Make A Wish Foundation " Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals " ■ .. President: Leslie Janasiewicz VP: Kimzey Everitt Secretary: Rachael Graham Treasurer: Jourdan Tanner New Member Educator: Britny Hildebrant Personnel Chair: Erin Sylvester Panhellenic Delegate: Sarah Davis Recruitment Chair: Jamie Anderson Facilities Manager: Jocelyn Byrne chi omega 233 President Courtney Everton VP Administration: Jessica Hanson VP Chapter Development; Megan Weiss VP Finance; Ten Powell VP AAernbership: Savannah Millan VP Public Relations: Claire P ne Nickname: Tri Delta Founding Date: November 27 ' , 1888 Founding Location: Boston University Chapter: Alpha Eta Established at FSU: 19 id a Flower: Pansy Mascot: Dolphin and Pine Annual Philanthropy: Reach Out for Cancer Kids u Let us steadfastly love one another " 234 delta delta delta f Nickname: Dee Gee Founding Date: December 25, 1873 Founding Location: Lewis School for Girls Chapter: Gamma Mu ze, ftrK Blue oym baP r ic m Flower: Pansy Mascot: Hannah Doll Annual Philanthropy: Anchor Splash Do Good " h £ % • ) ' •mtmt " 5k ' j : . ,S PPI ;? k ■ v. , ;, nnm ' ,- j p Hn President Shannon Sulli delta gamma 235 236 delta zeta President: Tiffany Johnson VP Membership. Brittany Smith VP New Member Education. Kelly Glasco VP Programs: Alyse Schultz Treasurer: Rachel Impink Secretary- Lauren Cermak anagement: Emil Watt -iic, Callie AAcClendon iger ell M.artella Nickname: Dee Zee Founding Date: October 24, 1902 Founding Location: Miami University, Ohio Chapter: Alpha Sigma Date Es|ablished f Gt£SLU§24 If Flower: Pink Killarney Rose Mascot: Turtle Annual Philanthropy: The Greek Cup to benefit the Speech and Hearing Impaired let There Be Light " fi u i ' Nickname: Gamma Phi or G-Phi-B Founding Date: November 11, 1874 Founding Location: Syracuse University Chapter: Beta Mu Flower: Pink Carnation Mascot: White Seal mual Philanthropy: Special Camping for Girls (Campfire USA) i " Founded Upon a Rock President: Rachael Ferris Administrative VP: Kristyn Monaghan Membership VP: Amanda Smith Financial VP: Jessica Travis Education VP: Christin Boggs Public Relations VP: Taylor Deignan Panhellenic Affairs VP: Erin Cantwell gamma phi beta 237 ha the! President: Caitlin McLeod VP Administration: Camille Mack VP Development: Lindsey Sowder VP Finance: Genni Huber VP Membership: Leah Redmond VP Education: Chrissy Williams VP Public Relations: Katie Pluto VP Panhellenic: Lisa Wheeler Nick name: Theta Founding Date: January 27, 1870 Founding Location: DePauw University Chapter: Beta Nu t isfcablishedyqf FSU: 19 bid Flower: Black and Gold Pansy Mascot: Cat Annual Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) ' Theta for a lifetime " 238 kappa alpha theta Nickname: KD Founding Date: October 23, 1897 Founding Location: Long wood College Chapter: Kappa Alpha Date Established at FSU: 1904 Colors: PedpT White s£}(iYe L7reen Flower: White Rose Mascot: Teddy Bear Annual Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America and Children ' s Home Society L st us strive for that which is honorable, beautif I and highest " _E " President: Lauren Luongo VP New Member Educator: Kate Gruetzmacher VP Public Relations: Eleanor Coe Treasurer: Dani AAelendy Secretary: Chelsea Wolfe VP Operations: Jennifer Wooten VP Standards: Lindsey Emsiedel-White VP Recruitment: Christina Mazza VP Panhellenic: Lauren Waller kappa delta 239 President: Rachel Sparks VP of Organization: Erin Blakeslee Marshal: Caitlin Lewis Philanthropy Chair: Jakie Marks VP of Standards: Lily McCall Event Chair: Erica Torres Corresponding Secretary: Kendra Young 240 kappa kappa gamma Risk Management Chair: Christina Carter Treasurer: Amanda Venieri Public Relations Chair: Emily Brandewie Recording Secretary: Mallory Maslar House Chair: Hannah Massing VP of Acacademic Excellence: Libby Avery New Member Educator: Megan Harre Fraternity Education Chair: Vanessa Ungvichian Nickname: Kappa Founding Date: October 13, 1870 Founding Location: Monmouth College Chapter: Epsilon Zeta Symbol: Key Flower: Fleur-de-lis (Iris) Mascot: Owl Annual Philanthropy: Reading is Fundamental (R.I.F.) Founding Date: March 4, 1852 Founding Location: Macon, GA Chapter: Alpha Epsilon Date Established at FSU: January 26, 1929 Gebrs: Rose-t White Symbol: Quatrefoil Mascot: Lion- Sir Fidel " Annual Philanthropy: Grandslam Softbal tournament benefiting Children ' s Miracle Network Les Soeurs Fideles " — The Faithful Sisters President: Jacki Adams VP of Operations: Megan Arnold VP of Development: Carly Adams Treasurer: Ashley Ditmarsen Secretary Meredith Regal Panhellenic Delegate: Lisa Pnmiani New Member Educator: Camille Zutes Membership Director: Katie Whiteman Academic Excellence: Lizzi Miller phi mu 241 242 pi beta phi President: Kim Allen VP of Event Planning: Taylor Parks VP of Admin: Emily Ott VP of Member Development: Taylor Smith VP of Fraternity Development: Harper Whitten VP of Operations: Leo Sink Dance AAarathon Chair, Samantha Kaparos VP of Philanthropy: Carlyn Harris VP of Communications: Caitlin Ott VP of Finance: Ali Deaux S Nickname: Pi Phi Founding Date: April 28, 1867 Founding Location: Monmouth, Illinois Chapter: Florida Beta T c_ DcteEstcbl ha cd Symbol: Arrow Flower: Wine Carnation Mascot: Angel Annual Philanthropy: Arrowmont School of Arts Nickname: Sig-Delt Founding Date: March 25, 1917 Founding Location: Cornell University rnbcia 1 Oil Slue rr -■„■ , ' .si Flower: Golden Tea Rose Mascot: Teddy Bear Annual Philanthropy: War of the Roses " One Hope of Many People " President: Michelle Heim VP of Internal Affairs: Jilian Firestone VP of External Affairs: Kristen Marie Sarra VP of Recruitment: Cameron Wisher VP of Assistant New Member Educator: Whitney Sanchez VP of Communications: Ali Gordon VP of Finance: Lindsey White VP of Panhellenic: Christy Lewis VP of Social Affairs: Meagan McCormick VP of House Management: Whitney Prall sigma delta tau 243 244 zeta tau alpha President: Ashley Kerns VP: Amanda Erpenbeck Mew Member Educator: Kyla Kleban Ritual Chair: Sophia Alicia Sclafani House Manager: Amanda Brooks Recruitment Chair: Justine Ra Inman Scholarship Chair- Kimberly Hemphill Secretary: Liz Hayes Treasurer: Alexandra Arfman Historian: Megan Mustian Panhellenic Delegate: Lyndsi Stafford Nickname: Zeta Founding Date: October 15, 1898 Founding Location: Farm vi lie, VA Chapter: Beta Gammc !: DSbdMB, 192 ' | i Grcby Turquoise H lue Symbol: 5-pointed crown Flower: White Violet Mascot: Bunny Annual Philanthropy: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundatior 4 " I ■+■■ K 5 ff qreek division ZAl President: Matt Shechter Founded: November 7, 1913 Founding Location: New York University late Estabiished t FSlI 1961 Colors: Gold and Blue Symbol Mascot: Lion Annual Philanthropy: Greek Idol 246 alpha epsilon pi Founded: December 24, 1824 Founding Location: Princeton University Date Esta ,1968 Symbol Mascot: Great White Shark nnual Philanthropy: Chi Phi Overhead Smash h President; Mike Bloch chi phi 247 President: Kyle Mirchi T| Nickname: Delta Founded: 1858 Founding Location: Bethany Date Established at FSU: March 5, 1949 Colors: Purple, White and Gold 248 delta tau delta f Nickname: KA Founded: December 21, 1865 Founding Location: Wdshjngtbh and Lee University CobrsrCrimson ancr ©|a pold Flower: Crimson Rose ana Magnolia Blossom Symbol Mascot: The Knighfs Shield Displaying the Encircled Cross Annual Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association President Jake Howse kappa alpha 249 • President Phil Grimes Nickname: Kappa Sig Founded: December 10, 1869 Founding Location: University of Virginia Date Established at FSU: June 2, 1951 Colors: Scarlet, White and Emerald Green Flower: Lily of the Valley Symbol Mascot: Star and Crescent Annual Philanthropy: Powder-puff Football 250 k appo sigma Nickname: Lambda Chi Founding -Location: Boston University Ite EstabHkl a FSU: Gr Cofctt Greei nower Symbol Mascot: Cross and Crescent Annual Philanthropy: Watermelon Bust President: Jordan Stewart lambda chi alpha 251 President: Dylan Hayde Nickname: Phi Delt .Founded: December 26, 1848., Founding. Location: Miami Universityriri Oxford Ohio | Date Established at FSU: 1951 Colors: Azure and Argent Annual Philanthropy: Bedraces J 252 phi delta fheta |T Nickname: FIJI Founded: 1848 Foun ding loc ation: Jefferson College in XJT PA bt FSU Flower: Purple Clematis Symbol Mascot: Snowy White Owl Annual Philanthropy: Cheers for Charity President: Jim Alfano Treasurer: Christopher Spencer Historian: Eric Fisher Corresponding Secretary: Marc Quiles Recording Secretary: Sam Sutter phi gamma delta 253 mm Sir iim fi| |Jf| Mi H %u " E| P X -Jb ' ■ ' Ufa ■«- •-. " ! " ' J " " ' ■-■ ' ■■■■ ■ ■--■■• —■■ ««•■ - M-i-fl -ilwiMl President: Rob Steele Nickname: Phi Psi Founded: February 18, 1852 Founding Location: Jefferson Coll Flower: Jacquminot Rose Symbol Mascot: Lamp Annual Philanthropy: Phi Psi 500 - Humane Society J 254 phi kappa psi |T Nickname: Phi Tau Founded: March 17, 1906 Founding Location: Miami University in OxtoFQ 1 ; Ohio- Date Established at FSU: March 5, 1949 G larvard Red arid. Old Gold Flower: Red Carnation Symbol Mascot: Indian Warrior Annual Philanthropy: Regatta Wars - World ' s Largest Water Balloon Fight President: Kevin Johnson phi kappa tau 255 President: Bobby Norton Nickname: Phi Sig Founded: March 15, 1873 F oun Flower: Red Carnation and White Tea Rose Symbol Mascot: Knight Annual Philanthropy: Dodge Ball 256 phi sigma kappo JLXJXoV Nicki name: riKe Pike ablished at FSU: February T ' l vZ Collrsl Gqrnet and Old Q cL 1 lx . J I Mascot: Fireman Annual Philanthropy: Christmas for the Kids President: Carlos Lindo pi kappa alpha 257 ■AV T7 (b President David Hasenauer Nickname; Pi Lam ished at FSU: Apfii p, 1 ors: Purple ana 1 Golefc;: 258 pi lambda phi 1 igmachi am t Founded: June 28, 1855 Founding Location: Miami University in Date Established at FSU: March 17, 1951 CobrsiBlue : . ' and Old Gold Flower: White Rose Symbol Mascot: White Cross Annual Philanthropy: Derby Days President: Jay Revell sigma chi 259 President: Mike Bowes Founded: January 1, 1869 Founding Location: Lexington, VA Date E 1 Symbol Mascot: Serpent Annual Philanthropy: Ballin for Barrett 260 sigma nu |T Founded: February 26, 1897 Founding Location: Vincennes University Date Established at FSU; February 9, 2007 Colors: Lavender. Gold and White Flower: Orchid Symbol Mascot: Owl Annual Philanthropy: ACE - Altruistic Campus Experience - Project and Sam Spady Foundation President: Joseph Drain sigma pi 261 ensilon nhi hjHHH HIhHH President: Elliot - Davenport Nickname: TEP Founded: October 10, 1910 Dot 5 1 stablis! Symbol Mascot: White Tiger Annual Philanthropy: Sorority Sing Benefiting H " American Leukemia Society Jl 262 tau epsilon phi gjy gg ■Hte f Nickname: TEKE Founded: January 10, 1899 Founding Location: Illinois ' . Wesleyan tlhive sity Date tcblishedjaffSU: FebrudjyS J899 Colors: Cherry " Red. and Gray Flower: Red Carnation Symbol Mascot: Equilateral Triangle Annual Philanthropy: The TEKE Open h President: Ryan Shaw Vice President: Rorey Jones Secretary: Ezra Sobin Tresurer: Blake Marcus Historian: Wes Veiga Chaplain: Daniel Horn Sergeant-at-arms: Cyrus Staley New Member Educator: Adam linger tau kappa epsilon 263 President: Mike Bernstein VP Phil Marchesini Secretary: Wes Shaffer Treasurer: Branden Lopez Marshall: Julian Torres Chaplan: Steven Wiley Tfi Founded: April 10, 1856 Founding Location: Norwich University Date Established at FSU: March 4, 1949 Colors: Military Red and White Flower: Red Carnation b Symbol Mascot: Rattlesnake Annual Philanthropy: Theta Chi Kickball Tournament 264 theta chi - . : qreek division 265 ■I i rti Nickname: aKDPhi, KDPhi Founded: February 7 , 1990 Founding Location: University of California, Berkeley Date Established at FSU: April 21, 2001 Colors: Purple and White Fl ower: Ins Symbol Mascot: Hourglass and Phoenix Annual Philanthropy: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 266 alpha kappa delta phi ha ohi aloha kHSU I |T Nickname: Alpha Founded: December 4, 1906 Annual Philanthropy: March of Dimes, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Project Alpha, A Vote- less People is a Hopeless People, Go to High School Go to College alpha phi alpha 267 Nickname: Devastating Divas Founded: January 13, 1913 . || 1 1| Location: Howard Uni lisheXuFSU Colors; Crimson Flower: African Violet Symbol Mascot: Elephant Annual Philanthropy: Wandretia Warren Scholarship Ball 268 delta sigma theta Nickname: lotas Founded: September 19, 1963 Flower: Yellow Rose Symbol Mascot: The Centaur Annual Philanthropy: The National lota Foundation iota phi theta 269 ■ T Nickname: Kappa or NUPE Founded: Jgnuary 5, 1911 Date Established aftFSU September 20, 1975 Colors: Crimson and Crerrie ■■■■Ml Flower: Red Carnation Annual Philanthropy: Kappa Christmas Benefit Concert 270 kappa alpha psi m m 1 wMm Nickname: LTO Dat©vistablished a Mk September 2003 Colors Royal Blue and Light Gee) ors Koyai Diue ana ugnr orey Symbot AAascot Enchanting AAermaicI Annual Philanthropy: Children lambda tau omega 271 tmm lambdatheta oh Founding Location; KJean University Date Established at October 29, 2000 Colons Brown and Whit Flower: White Carnation Symbol Mascot: Conquistador Annual Philanthropy: Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc. Foundation 272 lambda theta phi Nickname: Ques Founded: November 17, 1911 ling Location: Howdncl University te Established at; FSy : ; August 1 1970; Colors: Pur£jlevqnd Gold Flower: Chrysanthemum Symbol Mascot: Dog annual Philanthropy: Purple Passion Scholarship Ball g rprjy, V ' M H W M ' W id J - ■ W X ' F " ' " " " ? ' I omega psi phi 273 Nickname: Sig Rho Founded: August 16, 1996 " oundhg Location; - University! of Pennsylvania DafS Established at FSU Spf ir| 2007 Colors: Red, Black and Green Symbol Mascot: King Cobra Annual Philanthropy: Youth Development and Education 274 sigma beta rho Nickname: SGRho Founded: November XI, 972 Founding Location: Butler University Date Established at FSU: December 4, 197S Colors: Royal Blue and Gold Flower: Yellow Tea Rose Symbol Mascot: French Toy Poodle Annual Philanthropy: March of Dimes sigma gamma rho 275 Nickname: Betas or Lambda Betas Founded: April 4, 1986 Founding Location: University of Iowa Date Established at FSU: May 8, 1997 Colors: Purple and White Mower: Ked Carnation Symbol Mascot: White Stallion Mustang Annual Philanthropy: Adopt-a-Street, Habitat for Humanity, Capital City Youth Services, Relay for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend, Americans for Informed Democ- racy Jl 276 sigma lambda beta |T Nickname: Gammas Founded: April 9, 1990 Founding Location: Iowa City, Iowa Date Established at FSU: 1998 Colors: Shocking Pink and Majestic Purple Flower: Pink Rose Symbol Mascot: Purple Panther Annual Philanthropy: Breast Cancer sigma lambda gamma 277 Nickname: Theta Women, Theta Nu Founded: April 11, 1997 Founding Location: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Date Established at FSU: July 28, 2001 Colors: Lavender, Carolina Blue and Black Flower: Sterling Silver Rose Symbol Mascot: Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Annual Philanthropy: NCCJ 278 theta nu xi Nick name: Zeta Founded: January 16, 1920 Founding Location: Howard University Date Established at FSU: January 8, 1981 Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White Flower: White Rose Symbol Mascot: Dove Annual Philanthropy: March of Dimes zeta phi beta 279 we are INVOLVED |M ■ ! ' • ' r l Jt. 4| V m £ Wl RaH HUC aslsHi rj. £ . 280 organizations ■ Mr " ' : MRv. rV 1 f : 9 ry organizations organizations division 2l u reiiaion faith the ins and outs campus mm At a winter retreat held in January 2008, at Camp Skyline in Mentone, Alabama, Wesley United Methodist Church members gather for one last shot before they board the buses to head home to Tallahassee. Members of the Presbyterian University Center gather for a group shot before service at The Listening Point led by Bruce Chapman, the University Minister. " " ' ■■ ' ■ ■ ■■ " • ' ■■ ■ ' ■ ' ■ 282 organizations ms -£(3TWU« X - Musicians in the Wesley United Methodist Church praise band gather a circle for a quick prayer during a service at Wesley. There are several praise bands consisting of different members who each bring their own special talent to the group. Hillel, a foundation for Jewish Campus Ministries of both tribes, takes a group shot before their Fall Bagel Brunch. ' shines off of the projector in a magical moment caught on camera during a service at Wesley Church. religion 283 marcmn marc e sound of the bea The Marching Chiefs made their annual appearance at the 2007 Homecom- ng Parade. They marched in perfect formation, enjoying the sound of cheering students, alumni and Tallahassee residents. The parade lasted for two hours. The band played through the entire parade, setting the mood for the following day ' s big game against Duke. The Marching Chiefs ' featured twirler throws her baton in the air. She echoes the band ' s infamous Seminole War Cry beat. Her fire feat during football games ' half-time performances is one of the main reasons that Sports Illustrated recognized the Chiefs as the " band that never lost a halftime, " The Chiefs and its support- ing performers contribute to making FSU great. 284 organize ■■■■i B The mid-afternoon sun reflects off of the bands ' polished instruments as they perform their half-time show during FSU ' s football game against the University of Alabama. The band ' s formation is flawlessly choreographed. The band members must demonstrate highly refined marching and playing skills. The Marching Chiefs perform a different half time show at every game. Their dedication and consistent excellence make them a time-honored tradition at FSU. BHUH Two members of the Marching Chiefs Flag Corps enjoy their time in the spotlight at the Homecoming Parade. The Flag Corps ' training is very rigorous and time-consuming. Their performances require perfection. Assuredly, FSU students, alumni and fans appreciate these talented performers. rash! Bang! Boom! The Marching Chiefs cymbal players march to their own beat. They keep the pace for the rest of the band, leading the xx with their rhythmic sounds. They are an important part of the Marching Chiefs ' success and are powerful performers. marching chiefs 285 1 e cer of the Kollage Dance T r oupe expresses his excitement and passion for dance during a perfor- mance they hold in the beginning of the school year. ,-, M VI w ifm % " h v . Three members of Corazon prepare to show their true talent during a performance put on during Spring semester. - Kollage, a dance troupe at Florida State University, takes a bow for the audience at the end of one of their performances 286 organizations crance we move Two belly dancers perform in full costume at the stadium during a unique dance they put on for a full crowd. Ashley Turner, Raquel Guerin, Melissa Phil- lips, Rachael Agyunloye, Sharae Hart and Brianna Bailey, members of ONYX, pose for a picture during an event. ONYX: The Artist cally Inclined was founded April 24, 2005, at Florida State University. The purpose of the organization is to promote physical health and community service through dance. Members demonstrate the art form through ballet, modern dance, hip-hop, jazz dance, and lyrical and liturgical movement. 3ance 287 A member of the slow pitch soft ball team puts his game face on before go- ing up ro bat during the championship game at the end of fall semester. y w E ! . v . mm ■ . VW AA. The pitch is dead center and the batter simply cannot handle the vicious curve ball. The fans could feel the heat from the stands as the man up to bat struck out once, twice, three times. You ' re out!! 5 y B. Manfred The sound of the ball making a perfect connection with the bat is music to the teams ears as the tie game suddenly becomes theirs! C one more inning to go and they clench their championship victory. The game, held at the new IM fields , didn ' t have the best conditior support fans but a crowd came out anyways, braving cold weather and viscious mosqi 288 organizations huddle ang plays on anac making plays It ' s the last inning and the bases are loaded. The pitch swings wildly to the right then curves back to the left. The bat- ter isn ' t sure what to do but swings blindly anyways. Connect! The ball soars over center field and is missed by the outfielder. Tough loss for the opposing team. n deep concentration the team ' s star Ditcher shows off his skills and tramples the opposing team one at a time up at bat. He carried the team to a well-fought victory! GO TEAMI intramural sports 289 sview amoeau we are... the 1 news resource Students can worl for the FSView Florida Flambeau for a small stipend and also earn great writing or graphic design experience. Arts and Life Assistant Editor Ariel Wheeler makes corrections on an upcoming Arts and Life feature for the FSView. As well as getting paid, writers of the FSView Florida Flambeau can progress into editors and take on larger roles in the newspaper. Arts and Life Editor Jeremy Barnett proof reads an article for an upcoming issue of the FSView. 290 fsview florida flambeau FSView Florida Flambeau is a staple in the FSU tradition. Started in 1915 by an eager student, Ruby Leach, students now carry on her legacy of covering news on campus and in the Tallahassee community. Editor in Chief Michael McGuffee and Managing Editor Liz Cox review final corrections of an upcoming issue of the FSView before it is sent to the printer. News Editor Felicite Fallon relays Press Releases to FSView Staff writers in order to ensure coverage of the events. ro iew Florida Flambeau continues to keep FSU students informed of events and important news around campus. From an outside , the newspaper is just a good read but to the FSView staff the newspaper is an ongoing process of hard work, meticulous editing creativity. Its safe to say their coverage is appreciated by many students. Production worker Robert Fryson tweaks the third designs : hics for an upcoming special issue of the FSView. fsview florida flambeau 291 V Brianna Douthitt and her friend Lizzi Muller participated in the Habitat 5K race that FSU hosts on campus in an ef- fort to raise money to fund the building of - e;r own house. They were two of almost 200 runners! Can you tell which one 3 the cefore ' and which one after ■ " • ' ' - ft ■■- .- H . ■■-. ' ■■■?. -,: ■ ' Sfii- " - ' . ' ' ..; ' ' .;■• • " % . ..., r ,. —v. -- " V . ' U e «Jn Lammu-riUu C e tvice wvw.chicsatlsu.org tato ® ch fcsatfsu.or g Five members of CHICS, Caring and Helping In Community Service, watch over their table during Market Wednesday. ZS is a community service organization that strives to promote service and camaraderie among its members. Mem- bers participate in service activities and contribute their time to organizations such as the Leon County Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, and Kids Inc. Tochi Dike, Ramon Snow, Jessica Willson, Keisha Watts, Nicole Jackson, Brandy Saffell, Rachelle Thomas and several other members of C K gather together for a group shot during Zone Rally at Florida State this year. Circle K International is a community service group promotes leadership and fellowship. The club is made up of both Undergraduate and Graduate students from all different backgrounds mi 292 organizations I .1 ni lanmro aive w donation = gratification Circle K volunteers help out, as much as they participate, in the games at an event that FSU students take part in every year in order to raise money for organizations. Although Jessica steered clear of the paint, Ramon wasn ' t so lucky during an event that they, and other members o ' Circle K, participated in earlier this year philanthropy 293 sole a category of their own With a premier law school, Florida State offers many opportunities for getting involved, ABA, American Bar Associa- ion, is one of many law societies offered. Law societies serve to prepare students or real-life experiences and networking opportunites at the undergraduate and graduate level. Club sports are becoming more and more popular among students. Usually more competitive than IMs, club sports are perfect for the busy athlete. One of the numerous water sports is men ' s water polo. Here they watch attentively as teammates vie for another victory in the water. 294 organizations ■!» iFBvg ' ' P " - fc a The officers of Fashion Incorporated show just what their organization is all about in front of Wesfcott Fountain. Holding hangers in their hands and looking quite couture they depict what they stand for: fashion! CS rv 1 m " " ?» t- VI I The FSU Fishing Club holds up their " catch " during the homcoming parade earlier this year. The fishing club meets up at all different locations to fish in both fresh and salt waters. Their love for the sport has been the momentum behind some great catches! argest student organization on campus, Seminole Student Boosters, prides itself on benefits to their members. With membership, students i points on attendance to varsity sporting events and in return get premiere home seating at football games, and some basketball games, linole Student Boosters hopes to achieve an enrollment of 2,000 members by spring 2008 and cont inue its success for many more years. organizations 295 Omicron Delta Kappa Formal Tapping Ceremony the first step in becoming an inducted member into the Circle. A group of newly inducted members of Garnet and Gold Key Academic Society pose for a picture after the Spring nitiation Ceremony which was held in the Longmire Amphitheate Event: Omicron Delta Kappa Formal Tapping Ceremony; the first step in becoming an inducted member into the Cin Vice President of Membership Amanda Sergeant, President Alexandra Sardarian, Vice President of Leadership Ryan O ' Boyle and ne tapped member Lizzi Mu! 296 organizations academic societies brai oower honor society to better society Five members of Phi Eta Sigma are awarded prestigious awards at the induction ceremony in April. President and Grads Made Good Chair Alexandra Sardarian, Vice President of Membership Amanda Sergeant, and Vice President of Leadership Ryan O ' Boyle pose for a picture together following formal tapping society membership in front of Westcott academic societies 297 mm m 4 unite we come together as one Cuban American Student Association members hold the Cuban flag during an event promoting their culture. The associa- tion strives to educate and promote some of Cuba ' s culture, allowing FSU students to understand more about Cuba, its history, and what the country is going through today. The Cuban American Student Association enjoys an ethnic cuban meal together at a restaurant earlier this year. courtesy of CAi 298 organizations Also, Market Wednesdays are an integral part of introduc- ing students to organizations. Members Alex, Erline, Rosie, Natasha, Ecclesiast of the Haitian Cultural Club showcase their culture through traditional objects. ;thn ethnic 299 Students Association was established as a non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of minority stu- dents at Florida State University November 1993. The primary goals of MBS are to increase the retention ratio of graduating nmority students, to aid employers in the identification and recruitment of prospec- tive employees as well as to assist in the professional and personal growth of minority students. Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutua advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare o the community Four members of Beta Alpha Psi pose during a dinner function. Members are Accounting Finance AIS majors who have a certain gra( point average. You are a pledge for two semesters which requires you to earn 40 points and participate in certain activities. Points a be earned from a variety of things like service activities (Relay for life, animal adoption booths], meetings, career oriented activities (Seminc futures, career fairs, meet the firms night) or fur, events (such as bowling with the firms or the annual Thomas Howell Ferguson Softball gam 300 organizations 1 Dusiness socieries b u s i n ess rollin in the dough Beta Alpha Psi, a business society at Florida State, allows members get to know recruiters from business firms really well and often have an edge when applying for leadership conferences, internships and full time jobs. Five members pose for a picture in Scott- sdale, AZ which is where the Deloitte National Leadership conference takes place. They select about 15 people from each state to attend the conference. The conference consisted of learning more about Deloitte as a company as well as practicing leadership and interviewing skills. business 301 Fall 2007 Unfinished Numeral on the OglesL i arenf .- pots. If ionr find ; ■■ fli a there _ enter available to give some helpful hints. The Oglesby Union Art Center IOUAC) is located in the heart of Florida State University on the ground floor of the union. They offer classes in ceramics, photography, painting, drawing, glass fusing, stained glass, mosaic tile art, and jewelry. They are now offering Paint-A-Pot, no registration, instruction provided, come in and paint anytime! Florida State students choose from a variety of paint colors available at the art center in the oglesby union. The employees give you a n down on what colors to use and they even tell you how they will turn out once the clay is fired in the kil 302 organizations l ' cenrer artisitc oainTH painr-a Students clean their supplies after a few hours painting mugs at Paint-a-Pot! On certain days the pots are at discount low prices and make for perfect home made gifts!! A student paints a plotter as a gift for a friend at the Art Center. Using a plethora of paint brush sizes, she combined her artisitc skills to create difficult designs. She even mixed paint colors to make it truly orginal! art center 303 mil The yearboo! e ence is filling out the ladder. The ladder displays the enitre layout " of the book and sections the book into signatures to send to the plant. The ladder also helps yearbook members stay on track with their work With the computer programs InDesign and Adobe Photo- shop earbook members upload information and photos to finish their spreads. Members can sometimes spend many hours in front of the computer working but their diligence pays off in the end. At the end of each semester the yearbook staff gathers for a formal dinner celebrating their success with meeting their deadlines. 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Ellis Habitat for Humanity- FSU Photo Lab Marching Chiefs- C Lewis Opening Pg. 8-9: all photos courtesy of Dave Bujak Student Life Division Pg. 10-11: Crowd and Homecomming Court- B. Manfred Student Studying- J. Houston Seminole Showdown - C. Lewis Academics Division Pg. 58-59: Students with Canvas- courtesy of College of Jheatre and Arts Mark Zeigler- courtesy of College of Communicator! ' :. uuin pnuius uri me ien- cuunesy ut v_onege ot engineering Athletics Division Pg. 106-107: all photos courtesy of Sports Information People Division Pg. 166-167: Both photos on the left- S. Eillis Students with Ferris Wheel- courtesy of International Programs Girl Sitting Against Tree- J. McGowens Greeks Division Pg. 229-230: Pie Eating and Parents taking a picture- C. Lewis other photos were courtesy of greek organizations Organizations Division Pg. 280-281: Rugby- J. Urban All Night Yahtzee- A. Brooks Habitat for Humanity and Paintball- C. Lewis Advertisments Division Pg. 306-333: ;rs on Corkboard- J. Urban Catholic Student Union and Handing out Student Boosters- C. Lewis Photo Credits Pg 334-335: Canada Flag- courtesy of Section B Closing Pg. 346-347: Cheerleader- S. Ellis Library- courtesy of College of Information Scuba- K. Merkur znqelskirch 334 photo credits Closing Pg. 348-349:: Girl on Bungee- K. Merjur Merchandising Class- courtesy of College of Textiles and Merchandising Greek Sians- B. Holly Closing Pg. 350-351: Chief Osceola- C Lewis Florida State Sign- B. Holly Walkina in Autum- J. Houston Colophon Pg. 352: Baseball- courtesy of Section B Others courtesy of College of Theater and Visual Arts Front Endsheet: Baseball Stadium- J. Houston Chief Osceola- S. Ellis Circus Performance and Cheerleader- B. Manfred Back Endsheet: Golf- courtesy of Chuck Walsh in Sports Information all other pictures were taken by D. Bujak ' all black and white photos courtesy of Florida Memory Archives mes tre I just graduated from the most prodigious maniacal university that not only provokes the most boisterous crowds at football games but has the most outrageous parties and the most attractive student body... yup I BLEED GARNET AND GOLD 8, I am a Florida State University graduate. As I look back at my years at FSU I cannot fathom that my time here as a student is finally at its end. What I have accomplished over my years at Florida State cannot all be measured by a grade point average, a transcript, my extra-curriculars, and it certainly cannot be summarized in a diploma; it can be measured by the friendships I have made, the lessons I have learned and the experiences that I have ventured. For in addition to the quality of education from the classroom, I have received an education far more valuable than something that can be taught. I have received an education in life from the college experiences that have made me grow as a student, sister, daughter, col- league and person. Before I bid my farewell, I would like to point out the special people that have influenced and inspire me to be a better person. Special Thanks to... Robert for literally always being there. You have been with me my whole college career and all of my experiences with you have made me grow as a person, and God has truly blessed me with the most AMAZING boyfriend and you are my hero! ...Amy my main p ' ta. There were so many great jokes and experiences we shared (Spain being the best) that I will always remember. . " I go fast " Anthony. You were not only an amazing advisor but a great friend. ..Joe Fuchs, Vanessa Rodriguez, Dan Gibson, Steve Bernhardt, Fran Wallace and the whole Summer Spain " crew " that made my experiences at Florida State memorable. ...my yearbook staff. You all did such a great job with the production of the book; it looks amazing and I thank you for all your hard work and dedication. After I left I knew Janessa was going to do a great job and she really impressed me with all the work she has done. This is not a good bye but a farewell until Florida State and I meet aga in. 336 yearbook staff A nessa mcgowens Florida State has been an experience I could have never imagined. This year becoming a Resident Assistant in Housing has taught me how important a community is within the college atmosphere. Helping create a community and becoming a part of one with my staff will be something I will never forget. This also showed me how integral the yearbook is within the university. Since college happens in the blink of an eye, there needs to be that consistency you find in the yearbook. It is a collection of memories, encompass- ing all students; something that is hard to find. I think that is why I am drawn so deeply to the yearbook. I love getting people together. As I finish my next few years at Florida State, I will remain passionate about creating community, whether with the yearbook or in another organization. " The future belongs to those who belong in the beauty of their dreams. " -Eleanor Roosevelt Special Thanks -I would like to thank the staff who worked so hard this past year, even with the ups and downs. Especially Kristin who was always willing to help even after she graduated, THANKS! -I would like to thank my family who is always supportive of all my endeavors and truly brings me so much happiness. I LOVE YOU! -I would like to thank my friends who helped me through such a stressful 2nd year, espe- cially Steph who was always there to listen. To my Wildwood RAs, I will never forget the experience, the laughs, and the fun. -I would like to thank Matthew who is above all things my best friend. You encourage and support me in ways I didn ' t think possible. You know how much you mean to me! - I would like to thank FSU and the faculty for such a fruitful college experience. I could have never imagined learning about archaeology or meteorlogy but it has expanded my worldview. The faculty have been amazing, special thanks to Mr. Zeigler for showing me there ' s more to class than academics, Dr. Coldiron for being such a down-to-earth profes- sor, and Dr. Bruno for showcasing the passion I hope to have when teaching. 5I " " ■ M Hf J ■ ' M yearbook staff 337 What can I say. Its been an amazing four years at FSU and I have made some great memories here. Thank you to all those that helped with the making of the yearbook and stuck with it from start to end. Thank you to the yearbook staff for having patience with the photo staff and getting all your pics in time for deadline. I wi always bleed Garnet and Gold!! Thank you to all my friends that have been with me through everything. We have made some great memories and been on some fun adventures together. " Ida Scott Taylor once wrote: Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. " Go Noles! " Renegade Give us those nice bright colors Give us the garnet and golds of fans Makes you think all the world ' s a Seminole, Oh yeah I got an Olympus camera I love to take a photograph So please don ' t take my Renegade away. " Kodachrome " by Paul Simon, touching by Bridget Holly ;) 338 yearbook staff cait in crunch Yearbook has been an interesting ride for me this year. As the Organizations Editor I was exposed to almost every organization on campus and as a freshman this allowed me to get very, very involved. I met a ton of really great, and interest- ing, people along the way and feel very fortu- nate to have been given this opportunity to be a part of such a great production. The Renegade Staff has become a close group of friends for me and hopefully next year will be just as great! anna douthitt w»fefe Mellow Mushroom? End of year dinner? Who is working the market Wednesday table? These were the easy type of questions that the staff loved to hear. Unfortunately creating 400 pages of memories requires the answers to many more difficult questions. Yet with dedication we all met once a week, and spent countless hours individu- ally in the office, making this third book a reality. I would like to thank the supportive student stars that I profiled in the People section, you all were a joy to work with and were always helpful and reliable. I hope this book allows you to show your families, children and friends the impact that you had on Florida State. Reading about each of you was a wonderful part of my job, you are all amazing. Janessa, you have done a wonder- ful job as Editor in Chief. I loved how you would always make us say how we were doing at the start of each meeting; you cared about this book as well as all of us. To the rest of the staff, I am so proud of the work you have done! yearbook staff 339 © tf Ni 1 a d he i I have had such a growing experience this year- living on my own, learning how to do laundry managing my time making new friends, and figuring out who I am supposed to be after all of this. Renegade has helped me in all those aspects, except for the laun- dry part, during my transition to college a mere thousand miles from home. I have not only been able to experience life as a col- lege student, but I have gotten to see behind the scenes of many FSU events and organi- zations through the making of this wonderful yearbook. FSU is not just a place where I came to study; it is my second home filled with amazing people and endless opportuni- ties to succeed, love, and gro )W. " To be irreplaceable, it is necessary to be different. " -CoCo Chanel " For I know the plans I have for you " de- clares the LORD, " plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. " -Jeremiah 29:11 B ■ jj B Im stutlz The first year in a new school is al- ways difficult. As a freshman I was looking for a connection, a group to fie myself to, but as I looked i found many groups. Yearbook has taught me how to branch out within FSU and multitask. The Wesley Foundation is a home away from home; everyone is supportive of the other and involved in the surrounding community. Dance Marathon and Relay for Life were some of the most rewarding hours of non-sleep I ve ever experienced. Through all these groups I ' ve discov- ered that though the groups may be different they all carry on the spirit of True Seminoles and make up FSU. I ' m proud to be apart of such a strong community. $ m Hi h 340 yearbook staff Thanks to everyone on the Renegade staff for another fan- tastic year! You guys make my job too easy. For those that are graduating this year, best wishes in everything you do. Everyone else, hope to see you again in the fall. Have a great summer! II. pft kr " I am a freshman here, and loving it! I love photography, the beach, my dogs, my friends and family, music, and everything Florida State! " yearbook staff 341 In reflecting upon m past 4 .ears here at " Florida Stare University : realized hovv much I have truly grown as a person. I ' ve learned so much from my cc : essors and classmates and even more from my diverse experiences outside of the classroom. In get- wo zed n various co-curricular activities I have -aa r e opportunity to build wonderful friendships, make memories and document those memories in The Renegade Yearbook. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work .. rh the er dedicated and hardworking yearbook team this past year. No matter how overwhelmed .-. e vere with our many responsibilities, we always put forth the extra effort to inspire each other to meet deadlines and publish our best work. Working on the yearbook has allowed me to realize the many aspects, offerings and accomplishments of FSU. We are truly part of a spectacular institution! Thank you to my wonderful family and friends, without their constant love and support, I would have never been able to make it this far. A piece of my heart will alwcys be dedicated to my alma mater, holding the pride and honor of being a Florida State University Seminole! Graduation is undeniably bittersweet. I ' m so sad to leave our beautiful school yet excited to discover what the future holds. In my final year yearbook has taught me so much about the won- derful students at Florida State University. We certainly have incredibly passionate and diverse students who truly embody the Seminole spirit. Congratulations to our dedicated and diligent staff for pulling together our beautiful book. Kris- fin, Janessa and Anthony have offered amazing support and we couldn ' t have completed Ren- egade without them. I would like to thank my co-editor Alicia Adams for working so hard this semester, the Greek section would not exist with- out her! To my parents, roommates, friends and amazing boyfriend Dan, thank you for offering me your unconditional support this year. When times were trying you kept me going. It means so much to have such remarkable people in my life. I ' ll cherish the memories I ' ve made at Florida State forever. Go ' Noles! 342 yearbook staff a pardo 0 J M m e com fc 1 auren ansey ■ III " f .A? ' v - - i r J il 4 4. T 1 u i l) r frAia f J Hl ?1 This year has finally come to an end, and thank God! Yearbook has been a constant to rely on during a crazy year, and I would like to thank everyone that put up with my stress! I know everyone worked hard to make this yearbook great. We all have one thing in common: a love for Florida State and its traditions. Hopefully this will be one tradition that is not long forgotten. I have loved getting to know the members of the staff, and thank goodness Janessa was around to corral us when we got off track! Overall, yearbook has been a great experience. I am sad to be leaving FSU to go out in the real world. Pm going to miss see- ing my sorority sisters everyday and I ' m actually going to miss going to class. The time I spent as a Seminole has taught me a lot about life. I hope I have learned enough, because it is time to put all those life lessons to the test. Remember to en- joy your college years and hold on tight to the friends you made. yearbook staff 343 • ' v ' " ! - ' d compton " Don ' t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Harold Whitman It really does take a village to raise a Lynsi. Thanks to everyone who helped throughout my college career. For me, college was about finding out ho I was, where I wanted to go and hat would make me happy. Florida State will always have a place in my heart. w w M Lp ii 344 yearbook staff H aHMj HB BHHBHHHBB9HH shauna ru Memories leave minds far too easily, replaced by worries, imagina- tion and the present. Yearbooks combat those forces, giving students vibrant, visual reminders of the past. Florida State University and its students have been part of my life for three years, and Renegade Yearbook has been part of my FSU experience for two of those years. As Renegade ' s copy editor, I am surrounded by talented individuals. Each year, Renegade ' s staff impresses me further in areas such as pho- tography, graphic design, administration and writing. These individuals put their hearts, souls and time into this yearbook, all in the name of preserving memories. I am honored to be part of an organization with such a worthy cause. I would like to thank my fellow staff, friends, boyfriend and family for their constant support and guidance. I am incredibly proud of this yearbook and the staff who produced it. I look forward to yet an- other wonderful year as a senior member of the yearbook staff. None of this could have come together without the never ending support from Student Affairs, especially Rebekah Dorn, .iz Maryanski, Ricky Bailey, Ayne Markos, :ric Weldy, Mary Coburn, and Courtney tarry. This was a tricky project to start and .upport from the ground up, thank you for J your words of support and dedication o the book. All your help has been so ap- preciated,, we couldn ' t have succeeded A ithout it. To our Taylor Publishing Representative, V arvin Mayer, you were the best year- book represenative a school could ever dream of having. Thank you Marvin for be- ng dedicated to not only our staff and the Dublication of the book but to Florida State, fhank you for all your athletics photos, time, dedication, friendship but most of all your support. We could have never done this Dook without you and truly were a great aspect to this book. Thank you for fighting or the continuation of what used to be a aded school tradition. You have helped us make a beautiful, successful book and we appreciate everything you have done! Thank you Jose Otero for all your help in the begining of the year! All of your layout - Everyone at Seminole Student Boosters, and yearbook expertise sure did pay off especially President Joe Mahshie, for do- because we have published such an amaz- noting pictures for the " TRUE Seminoles " ing book. campaign and for inspiring our theme. - Everyone at Taylor Publishing Plant, es- pecially Robert Porter and Jim Anderson for your dedication to this project, aiding us with any questions and for the produc- tion of an amazing book. Jim thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to come to FSU to tutor us how to use Photo- shop and InDesign. Thanks to your time and expertise we were able to navigate these programs with no problem. Your dedication - To everyone in the Sports Information De- partment, especially Chuck Walsh, dedicat- ing your time to satisfy our photography needs. Everything you have provided us is greatly appreciated. The athletics section couldn ' t have been such a success without your help. - To Florida Memory, State Archives of Florida for helping us obtain all of those nostalgic FSU photos that date back all the way to the 20s. - To everyone who came and went and contributed to the production of the book, thank you for your hard work. We thank you for the photos, stories and help. Thank you Josh Houston, Cody Lewis, Charly Zu- bizaretta, Lara Blosser, Meredith Hunter, Roberto Pando and Ali Eng for your dedi- cation, enthusiasm and hard work. - Thank you to Thornton Studios for visiting us all the way from New York and being so cooperative with us. Your class portraits added a significant part to our book. - Thank you to all the greek and registered organizations for contributing your pictures and information to our editors. Without your help this book wouldn ' t have been as nice as it looks. yearbook staff page special thanks 345 •eg- I! we are f j I 1 m It • ' ' ■■. ' ■t W t I I filil Issfii 1MB ■ -: ' ■■ " .. ' . ' ■ ' H Ml Hi 5V reac a journeys r y ™ w :Tfl r o ■ ! « ■ ;- ' ' .. we are.. eare f V i y c-. -ft 8$ g i 0 i % ! ! •. ' , tt«i Utt 348 closing ism tjA SH ■ . ' -_« ' Tvf ■ SHC9 WZH ■ H m ,AV6 ' SnSXB I B a lasting legacy tS f ■ closing IB florich state ■ i ■ ■ ir ' • r ■ X - r ».- - After Florida State University students complete their degrees, they carry the spirit and pride of garnet and gold into their post-graduate lives. FSU is far more than a college, a place of scholarly education. FSU teaches its attendees about life, and about the unconquered spirit of the Seminole Tribe. The university celebrates tradition, respect, unity and excellence, the cornerstones of the TRUE Seminole campaign. Even more so, the university celebrates the students, fans and alumni that keep these virtues alive. A TRUE Seminole does not leave these lessons behind after graduation. Graduates take these lessons with them out into the world, working to better themselves as individuals and to better the world as a whole. The TRUE Seminole cel- ebrates giving back to world, sharing with both the education and tradi- tions FSU taught them. As an FSU graduate poses be- side Westcott fountain, capturing in a photo, his or her transition from student to alumnus, he or she can be sure that garnet and gold will not desert the young graduate. Just the way it commemorates the traditions and character of the Seminole Tribe, FSU celebrates a perpetual bond with its graduates, an uncontestable, collective love for the garnet and gold worn by students on countless game days, for days of studying on Landis Green, and for birthday swims in Westcott fountain. Above all, a TRUE Seminole rejoices in the power of an individual to make a difference in the world, spreading the uncon- quered sprit to everyone they meet and to all places to which life may bring them. by Shauna Ruth Office of the President 211 Westcott Building Tallahassee, FL 32306-1470 www.fsu.edu pres FSU home page www.fsu.edu FSU Admissions admissions.fsu.edu 1 1 p%3 College and Schools 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 ana 1 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 Ari 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.edu College of Medicine ht tp: w ww.med.fsu.edu College of Music http: www.music.fsu.edu College of Nursing http: www.fsu.edu nursing College of Social Sciences ht tp; w ww.coss.fsu.edu index.shtml College of Social Work hltp csw.fsu.edu A student staff at Florida State University created the 2007-2008 Renegade yearbook. Taylor Publishing Company in Dallas, Texas printed the book and the publishing represenative was Marvin Mayer. Individual student portraits were taken by Thornton Studios out of New York. The book price was $100. The 400 page book has a trim size of 9 x 12 inches and is an all color book. Photos are printed in CMYK at resolution 300 dpi. Photos were taken with high end digital Can- non cameras and were submitted by students. The production of the 2007-2008 book was produced using Dell computers with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS2. The fonts used in the book are maximo, transpose and arial black. The content of this book does not reflect the opinions of Florida State University, Student Government, the student body, faculty or adminis- tration. This book may not be reproduced without the consent, of the editor or the school. College of Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance http www.fsu.edu cvatd we are floricb state MBB BE P H H B W 1 H I |b mm 9m £■1 s ■H 1 R - ■ I ■ — HI Taylor


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