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BACK IN ACTION 1994 TOWER STAFF: MELISSA WAZ - EDITOR LAURIE DOERR - ASST. EDITOR JEFF JACOBS - GRAD. ADVISOR ED COMETZ - PHOTO EDITOR TONY DEMATIO - SPORTS KELLIE BRENNAN - STUDENT LIFE ADAM BOLTON - PHOTOGRAPHY JOANNE GONZALEZ - ORGANIZATIONS JEANNETTE DUNCAN - BUSINESS MGR. 94 Tower Yearbook WIN IT ALL! " Just Picture It " Get of It was a hard act to follow, and highlights of the 1994 academic style. The past will be brought to capture TOUCHDOWN 2 Opening In the different sections, we tried to gather prominent information and pertinent quotes from students. We collected enlightening stories for you to always enjoy. The book begins with Student Life because of the important role it plays in our lives. Academics is the next section. All the colleges are along with their organizations and activities they are involved with. Sports follows and included in this section are action-packed team rosters and records. GO GATORS!!! Many of our teams SEC titles. Organizations and Greeks captures the student clubs with member information. This section sheds positive light on all the groups that provide so much support for our community. The senior follow. Both Fall 1993 and Spring 1994 graduates are included as well as graduates and undergraduates. We hope the memories from the 1994 year can be brought " Back in Action " for you. Clockwise: Proud players show Their excitement after winning the Sugar Bowl. Dennis Miller entertained o pocked stadium this year or the Gator Growl Production. The University of Florida ' s " Pride of the Sunshine " drum line pounds our o rousing rhythm. No game would be the some withour Tampa ' s Mr. Two He brings spirit to every game in The Swamp. This face looks familiar. President John Lombardi demonstrates his pride in the Alumni ' s bond performance. 4 Opening Life around Gainesville involves much more than activities. Many secrets are alive and waiting to be Gainesville is surrounded by an infinite number of cities that have something to offer. ltchetucknee and Ginnie Springs offer tubing, picnicing and a great place to with your club or organization. St. Augustine gives us beautiful beaches. Drive north for an hour and meet the proud owner of the Landing and more the newest NFL franchise team, The Jacksonville Jaguars. To the left is one of our biggest rivals, Florida State University. Cedar Key offers a romantic beach which is perfect for a weekend get-away. Bars and restaurants offer much life to our town. With all the new eating establishments along Archer Road, there is something for every appetite. These new include the Gainesville Ale House, T.G.I. Friday ' s and Buffaloes. There are also legendary bars and such as Farrah ' s and the Purple Porpoise. Overall, Gainesville has many things to offer . . . the challenging thing is trying to find and learn all about them. Every student Tower to find the What will the loyal Gator fans think of next? Definitely original. The 1993 Homecoming Queen waves to the crowd after receiving her crown. Gator Great Erricr Rherr proudly accepts his bock award at the Annual Awards Banquet. Student Body President Alex Parton volunteers during the Jail Bail fundraiser for the American Cancer This was an eventful year in our lives. With the election of President Bill Clinton, new bills and reforms were passed, such as the Health Care Reform Bill and NAFTA. Locally, events were equally important. The Gator football team won the SEC Championship and the Gator basketball team went all the way to the final Four! Movie theaters were packed with students anxious to see blockbuster hits such as Jurassic Park, The firm, and Sleepless in Seattle. December 1 was world AIDS Day. Candlelight vigils and 34th Street Wall paintings took place to remember those who have died of this terrible disease and to help their friends and loved ones unite. The new Student Recreation Center held and plans for new parking garages at the O ' Dome were drafted. The " Back in Action " theme represents the fact that this year will be unsurpassed for many reasons and the action will carry over to the following classes of students. Clockwise: This year ' s Gator Growl wos sold out and tickets were in high demand. These Gator fans hope to find some at the Homecoming Parade. In oll kinds of weather, we oll stick together . . . A future Gator shows off his stuff at the Homecoming Porode. Now that ' s what you coil o true Gator fan. Opening 9 shayne Edge Charlie Dean Jack Jackson Willie Jackson UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL SERVICES Student Life Speakers ... Gator Grow Homecoming ... Relaxing ... 12 In Action ! Partying all night, cramming for exams, playing practical jokes, and going to football games is the mental picture that many people have of UF students. Although this stereotype is somewhat exaggerated, it certainly implies something about UF student life : UF is a center of constant activity, innovation, and variety --- and there is never a dull moment! Events ranging from concerts, speakers, Mudfest, Gator Growl, elections, and Reggaefest, as well as the daily activity of the Plaza of the Americas and the Reitz Union, outline campus life. The following pages capture UF ' s student life, and we hope you will see many more reasons why " it ' s great to be a Florida Gator! " or just having fun !!! 13 It happens to almost all students. As the time to return to school approaches, we start to wonder: Who ' s my roommate? Then, the fatal (or maybe not-so-fatal) day arrives. And ultimately, only three outcomes can exist. (I) You love your roomie. (2) You hate your roomie. (3) You already know your roomie. For those who love their roommate, not only will " home " be a cool place to be, but your roommate will grow to be one of your best friends. Late nights chats and morning runs rank as some favorite roommate activities. First-year student Curt Burns said, " Sure, I was nervous at first, but my roommate and I have become pretty good friends. " Opposing such good fortune stand roommates who can ' t stand each other. With small living quarters in dorms, disliking a roommate could make " home " a stressful place. " It was bad enough to be put in a triple dorm, but it ' s even worse when you don ' t get along with either roommate, " Debbie Lang said. Finally, the third situation could prove to be the most beneficial. Sophomore Charlotte Antonelli said, " No tension, no wondering, no worrying. What more could you ask for? " Elementary Education major lana Baker said, " The only bad thing about having a roommate is sharing a room smaller than the one you have at home with a stranger. " No matter which situation students found themselves in, they made adjustments to get through the year. Jessica DeLong ...my roommate have beco good friend roommate me pretty friends. " Sometimes roommates paired by the Division 01 Dousing became the best of friends. These student share their spare time together. 14 The best way to survive the year with a roommate is keeping a friendly disposition. These roommies ham it up for the camera. 1 Not all roommates could express their musical talent This student worked out a time he could practice his guitar without annoying his roommie. 15 Walking back from the library, about 100 students can occasionally be seen with blankets and sleeping bags. They listen to music, talk and try to study on the concrete out side of Constance Theater. To the casual observer it might seem like a giganti c slumber party or a meeting of insomniacs. However, any knowing student realizes concert tickets go on sale the following day. Determined to get the best possible seats, students camp out with friends all night long. When Sophomore Marci Alessi was asked why she sleeps on the colonnade for concert tickets she replied, " Tom Petty, he ' s just an incredible performer. " Even with ticket prices exceeding $20, students flock to concerts to hear the music and be part of the excitement. But many students take caution in selecting events to attend. Unless a band meets personal standards, then not many students willingly will give up their pizza money to buy tickets. The occasional free concerts, such as Midnight Oil, sponsored by Student Government Productions are the most popular with students trying to maintain a budget. Freshman Duncan Ross attended the Depeche Mode concert October I. " I was right there. I have always liked them and it was really cool, " he said. Throughout the year, U.F. ' s size and facilities attract national performers and recording artists, such as Depeche Mode, Tom Petty and Spike Lee, to come perform for the best audience in the country--the University of Florida student body. Adam Bolton " Tom Petty he ' s just an incredible performer. " managed to keep their reptiles, like snakes and iguanas, in hiding. Many students brought their pets to the Plaza of the Americas for a walk. Whether between classes or in the evening, students could be seen playing with their pets. Scott Builes, from Ocala, said, " Students who bring their dogs to The Plaza should be required to have a leash and pooper- scooter. " Some students living alone relied on dogs to determine the danger of noises. Although big dogs are great protection from would-be intruders, I would draw the line at a 200 pound pit bull. And definitely no gators unless a large man with a bow and arrow wearing crimson and gold feathers is trying to break in. Melissa Collins Adrienne Scarfone " I miss Cu curling up my feet... " pcake on top of Students not only crammed their bedroom into a suitcase, but some also brought a living part of home to UF. " I miss Cupcake curling up on top of my feet while I was sleeping, " Education major lana Baker said about her fat alley cat. Some students ran into problems with pet restrictions. Man y apartments permitted pets as long as a dog didn ' t chew up the blinds or a cat didn ' t use the carpet as a litter box. S o me complexes even required a pet deposit and proof of having a " pooper-scooper. " The Division of Housing allowed small pets as hamsters and gerbils. Also, exotic birds, within a specific weight restriction, could reside in the halls. Yet, many students in residence halls It ' s important to not keep an animal caged everyday all day long. ' Ibis student takes her hamster out into the hallway. 18 students brought their pets to the Plaza of the Americas. This student rewards his clog alter a run around the park. Students living in residence halls could have a variety of caged pets. Damsters, rabbits, gerbils and mice all qualified. .)bits should be hand t an hour every day. 19 Gainesville Regional Transit provided bus service throughout campus. Unfortunately, many students had to wait for more than one bus before they could ride. Whether just leaving campus to eat dinner Or traveling to an apartment, students often resorted to a mode of transportation other than their feet. 20 A parking permit does not entitle you to a spot, but gives permission for you to hunt for one, most students and faculty agree. The parking administration distributed an estimated 29,000 parking permits averaging $54. Yet, campus only housed 19,000 parking spaces. Sophomore Nikki Bowman, from Ocala, lived in University Commons and relied on the bus to get to campus. One day, the bus broke down en route causing her to miss her classes. Still others opted to cycle. As with parking lots, students found bike racks to be overcrowded. riding the bus spent hunting they often had to come to fit " Parking sucks! " Junior Agriculture student Nikki Rogers said. " They should spend their money on one large parking facility which will also accommodate their future needs, " Builes said. Some students believed would eliminate the extra time for a parking space. But many students found to wait for a second or third bus everyone waiting. With the racks full, especially outside G. P.A. (Turlington Hall), students left their bike next to the rack with their U-lock around the rear wheel and bike frame. First-year student Ashley Tappin said, " Roller blading is more fun then riding a bike and better exercise. " Skateboards and mopeds served as yet other alternatives. When in doubt, students stuck to frick frack, tom jerry, or any other nickname their feet earned. Adrienne Scarfone Heather Kelley " Roller blading is more fun than riding a bike... " This student decides to take a break from riding his bike. Many students used the open grassy area of the Plaza of the Americas to sit and enjoy good weather. 21 Eating stands high on the priority list of any college student. The Gator Dining Service operated 18 different eateries on campus: Orange Brew, Union Street Snack Bar, Arredondo Room, The Racquet Club, Union Street Cafe, Graham Oasis, Tolbert 1906 Club, Broward Beach, Little Hall Express Shop, Bruton Geer, I Can ' t Believe It ' s Yogurt, Beaty Breadbasket, Graham Cracker, Finish Line, Little Caesar ' s, Dunkin° Donuts and the Sun Terrace. In spring, a Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dounkin ' Donuts and an I Can ' t Believe It ' s Yogurt opened in the HUB. From a buffet brunch in the Arredondo Room to a microwavable snack from the Little Hall Express Shop, students had a vast assortment of foods to satisfy their hunger. Sorority and fraternity members usually went home to their house for dinner. Whether in an apartment kitchen or a residence hall floor kitchen, all students had an opportunity to cook their meals. But, a majority chose to eat out. With extra fast food meals came a careful outlook on exercise. Freshman Elementary Education major lana Baker said, " Hopefully I don ' t have to worry about the freshmen 15 since I live on the fourth floor. " Junior William Rauch, still undecided upon a major, enjoys working out to keep in shape. " I like the recreation center, but I still don ' t understand why you need a full-sized towel just to enter the building. " Adrienne Scarfone ...a vast assortment of foods to satisy their hunger. The flare Krishna Plaza of the Americas Prasadam (sanctified food) Distribution Program attracted many students. These students wait for the free food. 22 I Can ' t believe Its Yogurt provided students with and fat free snack the day. These students enjoy the yogurt while studying. lime " Alachua " exhibit the Science library and Engineering building received many nicknames Gator Dining facilities often provided an atmosphere to catch up on the news or chat with a friend. Students could deposit any amount of money on the Gator-one Card to be used at the 18 on campus eateries. Each residence hall floor had a kitchen. This student prepares a meal rather than grabbing a bite out. 23 If you devote much of your time and energy to developing the perfect body, welcome to the 90 ' s. " I think a lot of people are getting in shape more because there are so many options, " Nutrition and Dietetics Senior Jenny Roundy said. " These days, people exercise at all different levels, places and degrees to meet their own needs. Students are realizing there ' s not just one single exercise to stay in shape, but a number of routines to choose from. For exercise routine varies from Stairmaster, lifting weights, rollerblading, aerobic dance and stadiums, " she said. The Student Recreation and Fitness Center offers a variety of recreation and fitness programs that help promote a healthy and free lifestyle for OF students. The College of Health and Human Performance and Student Government both fund the center. At the center, students can take part in basketball, racquetball, volleyball, squash and aerobics classes. One of the center ' s exercise specialists, Lisa Gadonnieux said, " To meet the demands of students, there will be another recreation center opening in Fall 1994. " " Upon completion, the 60,000 square foot building will include basketball and volleyball courts, a 6,000 square foot strength and conditioning room as well as a 4,000 square foot aerobic and martial arts center. " The new facility will be located near the Performing Arts Center and Harn Museum. Neil Thein " To meet the demands of students there will be another recreation center opening in Fall 1994. " example, my four fitness center provided a vast assortment of exercise equipment and fitness programs. This student works on toning body. ' ) Whether to let off academic stress or just to keep in shape, students looked to physical activities. These guys spend an afternoon On the court. To use the equipment offered by the ITC center, needed their ID card and a towel. These students work on their muscle tone. 25 Hands on experience is an impor- fant facfor in surviving fhe real world. Internships provide fhaf necessary experience. 26 internships provide key experience One of the most valuable assets of education comes through hands-on experience. In a time of extreme job competition, employers look for graduates with extra smarts beyond textbook knowledge. Internships provided students with the practical experience necessary to have an edge in the job market. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism, in the College of Health and Human Performance, requires all of its students to intern the semester prior to graduation. " It ' s difficult to grasp the fact that these seniors are sometimes so unorganized when they come in to the office, " Adrienne Scarfone, a student assistant in the department ' s advising office, said. Leslie Everett participates in the Nursing internship. In her clinical lab course, at North Florida Regional Hospital, Everett works closely with the patients. Her goal is to become an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. " Helping people to have a more pleasant time during their stay at the hospital is the easiest part of my labwork, " Everett said. Political Science major Scott Builes said, " Internships may be valuable experience, but they ' re useless if you don ' t know th e technical work first. " As an alternate form of internship, The Independent Florida Alligator held an open house to allow students to meet the staff. Upon request, students could take an assignment. This provided journalism students with valuable clips. Adrienne Scarfone Any Tucker " ...they ' re you don ' t technical useless if know the work... " Working with the University station gives UP s fhe upperhand in dealing wifh fhe media in all aspects. 27 Although not a private kitchen, residence halls provided one on each floor. But, some students opted just to rely on prepared foods. Ibette Pena, Marfin Weiss and Jon Brodsky enjoy fhe freedom of fheir own apartmenf in which fhey can sfudy, in somewhaf of peace and quief. 28 " Where do you live? " Whether a dorm, fraternity or sorority house, or apartment, students called it home for nine months. Some students live off campus in apartments like The Polos and The Gardens. Or private student residences as Oakbrook Walk or The Courtyards. Most apartment complexes offer work-out centers and privacy. But, students also have to deal with utility and cable bills. Walking distances of living on campus attracts almost 7,000 students to live in residence halls. Activities such as " mudfest " add to the benefits. Reaching a decision requires careful deliberation. Some students find it helpful to make up a pro and con list. Students who live in residence halls find almost everything conveniently located. Freshman Allison Miller said, " Living on campus is the way to go. Five minutes until class and you can make it with no problem. " For many students, the main reason for wanting to live in an apartment lies in privacy and wanting your own bathroom. Carl Pizzarello said, " Sure, it ' s a pain to get to campus early to get a parking space, but I wouldn ' t live in a dorm for anything. " Taking a different perspective, 22-year-old Agriculture Communications major Nikki Rogers, from Okechobee, said, " Apartment life is a major adjustment for me because I have always lived in the country. In an apartment, my neighbors can hear everything! " Brian Huffman Jessica DeLong The inter Residence Dall Association worked with the Division of Housing to coordinate the different residence area governments. " Where do you live? " 29 From one freshman to another: We ' re finally here! We made it through the SATs, college applications and now we ' re here at UF. We ' re officially baby Gators and what could go wrong? Well... Being a freshman is never fun. We remember our high school freshman days without much fondness. Those first couple of days we could never find our classes and couldn ' t even find the cafeteria with out asking for directions. By the time we were seniors, with all of our privileges, we had forgotten our ninth grade year. All the underclassmen looked up to us, we were allowed off campus and could drive to school in our cars. The summer after graduation, we all looked forward to Preview and starting classes. But, what about gaining the freshmen 15 pounds? What if I can ' t find my classes or have to go through drop add? In a school of more than 38,000, how obvious would it be that we were freshmen? With campus maps aside, we pretty much blend in and look like an average college student. So our fall from senior to freshman again would be bearable, we found out soon enough. With all the clubs to join, events to watch or participate in, and our new freedom, we all can find a place for ourselves in this university. Besides, the best thing about being a freshman is that we have three more years in Gator Country. Coleen Bowen ... we hay more year Country. three in Gator Alpha Phi Omega, a national fraternity, provides information from class schedules to directions to any inquiring passer-by. ' their office sat behind Turlington exposing th em to a flood of students. 30 A s the new kid on cam many freshmen let intimidation get the them and would directions. This decides to ask For most students, college is the first time of separation form home and friends for an extended period of time. This student takes the time to write letters. Many high schools only exposed their students to the class room atmosphere. This professor takes class outside to the Plaza of the Americas. 31 Students could choose from 123 different majors from 13 colleges. OF ranked third in ottering the widest major selection. Deciding a major is of no use if a student doesn ' t register for classes. This student takes advantage of advanced registration for Spring 1994. 32 choosing and planning a future Pressure by family, teachers or peers should be disregarded when choosing a major. Unfortunately, some students cannot overcome these pressures and wind up in a profession they detest. Choosing a major may be a tough decision, but the student must take a stand. For example: Mom ' s a lawyer. Dad ' s a lawyer. Even both sets of grandparents are lawyers. Your whole life, whether you wanted to or not, it ' s been so deeply embedded in your mind that you decide to follow the law school sequence. One day, walking home from political science class you realize law is not the future you want. So what if you and your siblings have been playing court since you could talk, it ' s not what you want anymore. With all the general education requirements under your belt, all that you need are prerequisites again. The call goes home to mom and dad: " Hi guys, it ' s just me. Just thought I might tell you I ' m ah... changing majors.--So how are things? " This sends shock through the generations, but in the end they all support you. Plus, they are all there when you graduate and receive a degree in ancient musical therapy. " One of the toughest parts of college is finding a major you wish to pursue. You may think you know what you want to do and the next day you may change your mind. That ' s why I ' m still undecided, " still undecided Junior William Rauch said. Adrienne Scarfone Kellie Brennan " ...toughe college is major... " part of finding a While doing homework, this student decides whether the course material interests hint or not. Many student changed majors after realizing they did not enjoy the subject chosen. 33 35 The Australian band INXS rocked the O ' Connell Center on Nov. 6 as part of Homecoming week. Band members Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss, Jon Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Gary Geers played to a near capacity (and extremely active!) audience. INXS was touring in support of their new release " Dirty Honeymoon. " The crowd enjoyed the new material, but they really got rockin ' when INXS performed their older selections. The audience was on their feet, in the aisles and dancing in front of the stage for Need You Tonight, Kick, Devil Inside, Suicide Blonde, Mystify and New Sensation. Everybody close to the stage received " high fives " from Tim Farriss and Hutchence. The crowd went crazy when Hutchence removed his tie, his shirt and finally his undershirt and tossed them into the crowd. He also tossed several other item as water bottles and a bra. Ed Cometz Tower Photographer 36 One of the entertainment highlights of the 1993 Homecoming celebration was the Tom Petty concert. Petty, originally from Gainesville, ended his Greatest Hits tour in Gainesville. He was greeted at the O ' Connell Center by a crowd of almost 9,000 screaming fans. The crowd was enthusiastic because of Petty ' s classic Rock ' n Roll and exciting stage performance. The concert was an impressive beginning to the homecoming weekend. Adam Bolton Tower Photographer 38 39 . , , paula bryan homecoming queen pageant 42 Although Celebration 1994 has come to a close, its organizers are still reveling in the glory of the event. Paul Shirley, the Celebration 1994 producer, was especially pleased with the attendance of the events this year. " I think that there was more participation this year than in the past, " he said. Shirley emphasized the success of both the Union Street Celebration and the Sarasota Ballet and Dance Alive performances. More people came top the dance performances than in the past, while there were an estimated 2-or 3,000 people who attended the Union Street Celebration events, he said. " At any given time there were 600-700 people there, at least, " he said. With the live band performances, artist ' s exhibits, clowns, magicians and unicyclists at Union Street Celebration, everyone stayed entertained all day, said Laura Potter, director of the event. " I Think that there was a big demand in the community for cultural events and festival, " she said. The artists enjoyed the event, also. " They can ' t wait until next year, " said Potter. While the exhibits contained a wide variety of art, the Sarasota Ballet and Dance Alive performances also contained variety. The movie Trivia contest, Pass-n-Paint banner and Add-A-Line poem were also great successes for Celebration 1994. More than 100 people painted the 45 ' x 5 ' banner in the one day that it was available in the Plaza of the Americas. In a six-hour time span more than 60 people contributed to the 100 line poem, said Lori Spivey, director of the event. Celebration 1994 programmed Kid ' s Day specifically for the children of Gainesville. There was and " absolutely great turnout, " said Rachel Fabricant who estimated that over 1,000 people attended Kid ' s Day. 44 - h " bound to stumble upon some bad luck We all have had our share of bad days and embarrassing moments. The Tower staff decided to put some students on the spot and find out about their most embarrassing moments. Junior Ayal Lebow and Sophomore Vince Marconi both shared the same embarrassing experience. " It was during bio, a class of about 200 people. The teacher asks questions and brings around a microphone for students to answer, " Ayal said. " The question was about preferred methods of birth control. Ayal pointed to me and I pointed back to him. Ayal then explained he had laryngitis. The teacher then said, ' That ' s o.k. this mike is really powerful, " Vince said. Sophomore Andy Dreppa recalled his first day of classes. " I was riding my bike to class and the chain fell off. I walked into my first class 10 minutes late with greasy hands, " he said. " Everyone, including the teacher, was starring at me, " Andy added. Sophomore Michelle Levin explained her most embarrassing campus moment to be when she was walking past Turlington Hall one day. " I saw a van with two sad, tired grey bulldogs in it. I went up to the window. Before I could utter the words nice puppies they both jumped to the window and started barking, so I screamed and everyone started looking my way, " Michelle said. So don ' t worry when you ' re the victim of campus bad luck. Terrie McElrey " ...I walk class late greasy in to with hands... " 47 Although dead week is not an official study week for finals, most students agreed it should be implemented immediately, if not sooner. Students rarely came upon a professor who observed dead week, but some professors did cancel their last class or use the last class, if not the entire last week, as a review or study session. professors, such as Dr. Mark Rush, sympathized with students trying to leave Gainesville as soon as possible to be home for the holidays. According to the master schedule of exams, Dr. Rush ' s Microeconomics class should have had their exam the evening of the final day of exams. But, Dr. Rush arranged with the Registar to have a " study session " December 10. He still offered the exam on December 17 for those who wanted to wait, but the majority of the class opted for the earlier exam date. Although a dead week would ease the tension created by final exams, it surely would not lessen the amount of time students spend studying. With a dead week students would have the opportunity to spend more time with their books without being distracted by new material presented in class just days be fore the final. With or without a dead week, students always asked the question, " What should I study? " But not all professors were humane enough to answer the question. " My International Relations teacher what to told us to go get drunk for his final, " said Ramona Sirianni, 1LS. Adrienne Scarfone he told us to go get drunk for his exam. " 49 IRHA he annual Mardi Gras this spring to entertain residents in a , Are New Orleans style, the road trip of all ages, majors and residence came to party Students enjoyed ethnic food , CLEAN TONE QUARTET SG ' s Reggae Fest Sun Splash brought plenty of crowd loving performers Student Government Elections Student Government Election always stir up life for a while. Many dif- ferent diverse parties compete for SG ' s top gun positions. This year, The SUN party took elections by a storm. Chris Thompkins, Bobby DuBose, and Brian Seimenas took over Alex Patton, Missy Shorey, and Chris Thompkin ' s positions. Students hoping to be voted into position often walk in Turlington Courtyand to campaign Electoral enjoy getting out meeting Michelle speaks to a fellow student about her platform. CabinetDirectors are also chosen each spring semester. These hard working students devote much of their time trying to establish more efficent and exciting programs that are interesting to the student population. The course guide, career days, events, and activities are just a few of the examples of what the cabinets are in charge of. Student Govenment is always recruiting students willing to devote themselves to making University of Florida a better place for all. Michelle Taylor informs fellow student of her platform. 55 Christmas lights and decorations could be viewed everywhere from dorms windows and the Reitz Union to the sorority and fraternity houses. The end of the fall semester brought a time of relaxation to most students. With final exam stress terminated and the frustration from long lines at the book stores to sell back books over, most students looked at the two week winter break as a stressfree, worryfree, carefree time off. these amounted to very little tension. Winter break provided a chance for old friends to meet together back home and go out and exchange college experiences stories. The break also provided a chance for students to catch up on the lives of their family. Political Science major Ramona Sirianni said, " Five of us who were back home in Ocala met at T. G. I. Friday ' s for lunch and talked about our first semester in college. We laughed and joked like we were all together these last four months and not ...run ing out of wrapping paper Christmas Eve... The only real trauma encountered in separate schools. " during the break would be long lines in the But other students, such as those mall while Christmas shopping, running out of moving to a new room or apartment, those wrapping paper Christmas Eve at 10 p.m. or with illnesses during the holiday and those battling the refunds and returns lines after with unsatisfactory grades often had the stress Christmas. continue after exams during winter break. Compared to the stress from exams, all Adrienne Scarfone 57 Denise Beserock denise beserock The following women also placed in the contest: Jamie Lyn Bolding, 1st Runner up; Janelle Martinez, 2nd Runner up; Stephanie Sneller, 3rd Runner up; and Tucker, 4th Children ' s Rights. Denise plans to emphasize education, positive attitudes, and respect. " This year has been one of the greatest, most time in my life " -Kristen Miles, 1993 Miss UF up. Congratulations to all the women who participated in the pageant: Christy Gerhardt, Candis Curtis, Alicia Derin, Sharon Lawless, Lorraine Cox, Jamie Lyn Colding, Amy Popelka, Wod din, Stephanie Sneller, Dinkins, Amanda Huffcut, Natali Turhune, Robin Payne, Gail Bacani, Denise Beserock, Janelle Martinez, and Susan Tucker. The evening of Feb- ruary 16 was truly " A Night of Elegance " as 17 women vied for the title of Miss of Florida. The Miss UF pageant is a scholarship sponsored by Florida Blue Key. Miss UF 1993, Pi Beta Phi Kristen Miles crowned Delta Gamma Denise Beserock, an advertising major from Wildwood. She will compete in the Miss Florida Pageant. As Miss UF, Denise will travel around and promote her platform, Advocate 58 ti g Build Upper Left : The interior view of the new Food Court at The Hub. Upper Right : The O ' Connell Center ' s parking garage will provide space for several cars. Middle Left : The new dorm on Frat Row was started in the Spring. Middle Right : The new Food Court gets a coat of paint. Lower Left : Electricians work on an electrical panel at the Food Court. Rebuild Everyone has something in particular they enjoy doing. Whether it is normal or not is a different issue. Students ' hobbies ranged from face- paced excitement to quiet, relaxing stress relievers. How do hobbies begin? Some students have been around certain activities their entire lives, it ' s only natural they continue a family activity. For others, they are eventually influenced by friends or school or some other form of medium. Kerri Terrell ' s family has been racing motorcycles for as long as she can remember. " It ' s something I grew up with and it ' s fun. I ' ll probably race the rest of my life, " she said. There are many activities that parents influence. For many students these are actions that serve as stress releasers throughout their lives. Although the practice and learning may not have been fun, the efforts are worth it now. Zella Pirello said, " When I play the piano, I become absorbed in the music and forget about life for a while. " Many students discovered that hobbies release built up frustration and energy that accumulates over the average college day. " I enjoy talking on the phone. It allows me to communicate with the outside world. I feel trapped in college, " Charity Lanier said. " I sleep so I can escape from the real world. That ' s what hobbies are all about, " said Bernadette Brown. Meredith Widdones said, " I enjoy playing the violin because it releases my emotions and puts me at ease. " Kellie Brennan " I sleep can esc the real so I ape from world. " 61 TO PRO RADIATION WHEN 65 Fishbone had everybody in the Rion Ballroom moshing! rod stewart tom petty 66 Melissa Etheridge opened for Sting. GAINESVILLE BRINGS IN HOTTEST ACTS BACK IN ACTION IN 1994. Photos courtesy of John Davisson and Ed Cometz 67 The Great Gator Bedrace was held in the Harn Museum ' s parking lot on April 9, 1994. The Bedrace was sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega and Theta Chi as a for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Each team, consisting of a fraternity-sorority pair, competed i n two events. The " best dressed bed " where the beds were judged on was first. In the main event, teams pushed, and dragged their beds across the parking lot in order to see which team had the " fastest bed " . Not every bed was able to cross the line in one piece, and most beds had to be after the race! The Great Gator Bedrace concluded, all the exhausted were ready to " race " home for a nap in their own beds! 69 The University of Florida has one of the top athletic programs in the nation, with almost all sports teams finishing in the top 10 at the end of the season. The most important parts of these teams are the athletes. Athletes at UF work together to achieve a common goal, to be the best. On many occasions Gator athletes are elevated to a " super " status by the media and suddenly find themselves robbed of their identity as a real person. Gator athletes seem to do a good job at maintaining their true identity. It dosen ' t matter whether the athlete is Terry Dean throwing the game winning touchdown pass, Rob Bonanno pitching strikeout number 309 or Olympic gold medalist and 21 time All-American Nicole Haislett. Gator athletes maintain a cool, calm and level headed approach to athletics and academics. I had the opportunity to talk with Gator basketball player Andrew DeClercq after the team returned home from the Final Four in Charlotte. The tall guy who makes the ugly faces on the court, can smile off the court. DeClercq, another example of a nice, polite class athlete at the University of Florida shares his views with us. Winning: " Accomplishing something you ' ve put a lot into, something you ' ve dreamed about, being able to realize that goal. " Respect: " Having other people look at you and see you as a winner, see you as successful. " Experiences at UF: " The people I ' ve met, the friends that I ' ve made, the experiences I ' ve had on the team and traveling, the opportunities that basketball has given me have been tremendous. " Blocking Eisley ' s Shot: " The pass was coming to me, my first reaction was to turn and go after. As I was running I figured maybe I ' ll get it, I can block it, I can block it. It ' s not something I ' ve never done in a game at Florida before. " Fan Support: " Hoping for a lot of fans at the airport, when we saw the amount of people-WOW!! Everyone had big smiles on their faces-like little kids--finally. It was exciting. We had a lot of fun. " Media Attention: " We had a lot of fun with the media, getting a chance to be recognized, to get our name out, have people learn about us, about basketball at Florida, Coach Kruger and the system we have here. That ' s a huge part of recruiting- -Good players want to go to schools that are known. It was good PR for UF and Gainesville in general. " By: JoAnne Gonzalez NCAA Tournament Experience: " Exciting, thrilling, a lot of ups and downs, a good time, a lot of fun, a lot of good basketball. " Ugly Faces: " It ' s just a way for me to release emotion. I get excited and emotional easy, somebody makes a good play, I yell. My mom says. ' Andrew, you played well, you made a lot of ugly faces. ' Fans and teammates look for the faces. " Building a Tradition: " To be a base for the tradition of the program, to build the tradition, that would be something special. We wanted the NCAA banner--we want the banner up there to say we were the best. " The Season: " Breathtaking. When you ' re having fun time does fly. We had a lot of fun this year. We ' d like to have a lot of fun next year. " Team relationships: " We spend a lot of time together. I have two sisters and always wanted a brother.. It ' s nice, people you can go and talk to. We share a lot of the same experiences so we ' re able to relate to each other. We ' re all friends, there ' s a lot of friendship there, they ' re relationships that will last a lifetime. " Toughest Player: " Shaquille O ' Neal-pure physical ,raw talent, size and strength. Grant Hill is the next toughest. " left: Danny Wuerffel middle: Chrissy Vogel right: Andrew DeClercq 70 The Reitz Union EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY 76 ... In Action The doors of the J. Wayne Reitz Union swing back and forth daily with students on their way to take care of all types of business or to take a well deserved break. The Reitz Union offers a wide range of services, starting at haircuts and ending at notary public. The Arts and Crafts Center offers workshops such as photogra phy, clay sculpture, bartending, and jewelry making. Students can rent tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags at the outdoors center. On the thirdfloor is the student activities center, home to many student organizations, such as RUPC, Gator Growl, Blue Key, Student Government, IFC, Panhellenic, Accent, SGP, and the Tower Yearbook. If you ' re in the mood for just taking a break and relaxing, the Reitz Union is the place. The Games Room offers pool, bowling, ping-pang,, video games, foosball, and a wide-screen TV. If you ' re hungry, then " variety " is the keyword. The Reitz Union offers Dunkin ' Donuts, Little Caesar ' s, the Arrendondo room, the Snack Bar, and I Can ' t Believe It ' s Yogurt. Don ' t forget the Orange Brew, with its pub-like atmosphere and its menu of salads, sandwiches, nachos, and beer, as well as live bands and or comedians on the weekend! So spend an hour or spend an afternoon at the Reitz Union. It ' s a welcome break. Upper Left (This Page) : " I Can ' t Believe It ' s Yogurt " is a good place to cool off. Upper Right: Video games like " Rampart " can eat up all your quarters. Lower Left: Don ' t forget to return that video by midnight! Upper Left (Facing Page) : A game of eight-ball is a good way to relax. Upper Right : Little Caesar ' s offers Pizza! Pizza! Lower Left: This student participates in a fast game of ping-pong. Lower Right: The Reitz Union Barber Shop is the place for a trim. 77 As students head back into Action in the classroom they bring a blank notebook soon to be full of necessary appointments. Social events aside, it is easily filled within the first few weeks of the term. Projects, papers, exams — prepare the pens, pencils, and computers for immediate action. What must be realized is that the end result is not most important; it is the time and effort spent every day doing the best that can be done in each situation. Every action made at OF builds a firm platform from which the dive into " the real world " can be made. Learning is never finished, but knowledge lasts forever and that is what propels every student Back into Action each year. By Kellie Brennan Scheduling classes is just the be- A Survey Engineering student ginning of getting Back into Ac- checks out the action on the Reitz ademic Action. Union Lawn. Taking a break from the action these students relax in front of Gallery. Symbols of quality education Century Tower stands, proud CSE and the socially French Fries. 78 Academics OF audiologists began a study to detect hearing problems in infants. Robin Sheren tests 4 week old Alec, held by mom, Diane Gillan as Dr. Kemker observes. Students in Dauer Hall watch their program on TV and take notes. You cannot expect great academic accomplishments without a little food for thought. Distinguished Matherly Hall sets the tone for the challenging material taught within its rooms. Academics 79 Historian, teacher, and author, Dr.John Lombardi became the ninth president of the University of Florida in March of 1990. Born in Los Angeles in 1942, Lombardi comes from an educated family. His mother worked as a librarian and his a pioneer in the community college movement, was president of Los Angeles City College. Lombardi earned his degree from Pomona College and his master ' s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. Lombardi came to U.F. from Johns Hopkins where he was and vice president for academic affairs since 1987. From 1967 until 1987, he pursued an academic career in the history department at Indiana University. bardi held various posts at Indiana University, including of Latin American Studies, dean of Programs, and dean of Arts and Sciences. A specialist in Latin American history, is the author of seven books focused mostly on Venezuela. His wife, Lee Lombardi, one of his books and illustrated two others. In addition to history, has taught and on international computer literacy, and software evaluation. For about two years, enthusiasm for led him to operate Farmer ' s Garage, a shop for older cars. In December, President Lombardi celebrated the lighting of UF Christmas tree on the Reitz Union North Lawn. Here ' s looking ot you! Dr. and Mrs. Lombardi ride their " Gatormobile " down Avenue during 80 President Board of Regents Alec P. Courtelis Miami 1988-1993 Carolyn K. Roberts Ocala 1989-1994 Perla Hantman Miami 1990-1995 Thomas F. Petway III Jacksonville 1989-1994 Jon C. Moyle West Palm Beach 1991-1996 James F. Heekin, Jr. Orlando 1991-1996 J. Clint Brown Tampa 1988-1993 Charles B. Edwards, Sr. Fort Myers 1987-1993 Betty Castor ex officio Tallahassee 1987-1994 Elizabeth G. Lindsay Sarasota 1992-1997 Charles B. Reed Chancellor DuBose Ausley Tallahassee 1978-1997 Sean A. Pittman Tallahassee 1992-1993 Cecil B. Keene St. Petersburg 1987-1993 Welcom H. Watson Ft. Lauderdale 1993-1995 Board of Regents 81 Winfred M. Phillips. Engineering David C. Smith Education Donald W. Legler Dentistry Michael Schwartz Pharmacy R. Wayne Drummond Architecture Ralph Lowenstein Jeffery Lewis Donald McGlothlin Larry Connor John Kraft Lois Malasamos Allen Neims Patrick Bird Health and Human Performance Richard E. Dierks Veterinary Medicine Williard Harrison Liberal Arts Sciences David Challoner Madelyn Lockhart Bob Lindgren Gene Hemp V P. Health Affairs Vice Provost V.P. Alumni Development Affairs Dean — Graduate Studies Donald Price V.P. Research Art Sandeen VP. Student Affairs Gerald Schaffer V.P. Admin.Affairs Andrew Sorenson Provost Academic Affairs Not Pictured:Dean Thomas Hill, V.P. Jim Davidson AGRICULTURE The College of Agriculture is able to offer numerous as majors and minors for OF Students. The includes agricultural to human The departments are large enough to provide research opportunities, yet small enough to establish warm relationships with others involved in the College. The honorary and organizations keep very active in the College. The Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta, academic acheivements and accomplishments. The membership is limited to the upper 15 percent of the class and those with proven leadership skills are nominated for membership. Alpha Zeta is a professional, honorary, and service agricultural fraternity. Undergraduate and graduate students with high GPA and The School of Forest Resources and Conservation is a specialized faculty in the college. other critical characteristics are eligible. Alpha Gamma Rho is a social and fraternity for men. AGR prides itself on being with both the College of Agriculture and UF ' s main campus. Sigma Pi Alpha provides professional and social The goal of this is to abolish the agricultural image. The School of Forest and Conservation of- fers Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Conservation majors. Minors are available in forestry. in the college do in the Austin Cary and the Swisher and Preserves in Melrose, FL. The school offers and participation in the student council. Agriculture Forestry Dr. Leslie Cooperband records the In McCarty Hall, Arlete Freitas spends cooperbond of her recently completed hat summer day in the midst on on experiment lab assignment. Judith Kidd is in the beginning stages of her agriculture lob. PhD student Yongil Patk is doing work on functional relationships of glycopeptides o study to evaluate the structure and from penicillium species. Agriculture Forestry 85 An Architecture senior assembles the December is always busy in Gainesville. pieces to his drawing. This student begins the month with Creativity takes three drawing tools as demonstrated by this student. Very proud of his work, this students models o completed project mods-up. Studios become home, complete with decor and o little school pride. 86 College of Architecture Co ege Of All architecture, interior and landscape students must complete many of the same at the begining of the program. These difficult and time consuming courses the Design series and histories. A pin-up of the student ' s best work is required after the third year for admission into the college. The college is one of the largest design, planning, and construction institutions in the country. The college demands and incredible amount of time and dedication. Senior interior design student and President of ASID, Karen Davoli " It ' s not uncommon to see students bring and refrigerators into their studio. I ' ve seen lofts built. Students need to spend a lot of time in their studio, so it needs to feel like home. " pin-ups, field trips and presentations are all a part of uncommon see students mattresses and refrigerators studio joring in the architecture pro- gram. Students are able to join a number of architectural Alpha Rho Chi is an architecture fraternity. Tau Sigma Delta and the Gargoyle Society provide students with an opportunity to be involved socially and professionally with the college. The College Council is an organization for students and faculty which oversees dispursment of money to the organizations among other things. Sigma Lambda Chi is an organiza- tion that recognizes top stu- dents for outstanding grades and extracurricular activities. Student Constructors and Cost Engineers serves to bring students together with in the field. Preparing for finals, this londscope architect puts the finishing touches on his project. Proof that you don ' t need straight A ' s to succeed, the building in which the school of architecture is hourse was designed by students and only received o " C " project grade. The Of The College of Business Administration has become one of the largest colleges on campus due to the of old and new programs. Decision and Information Science has recently come under consideration in the college. This major a mixture of statistics and classes. Other majors in the college include Accounting, Computer Sciences, Economics, Marketing, Real and Insurance. The college is well known for the popular television replay courses such as nomics. These taped classes enable students to view classes at their convenience, or even buy them at a book Since 1927 the College of Business has provided students with a very deep and brood base of business knowledge. sotre to watch at home. The replay room is always packed on Mondays and holidays. There are numerous ways to be involved in the college activities, both social and professional. AIESEC, Iota Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi, American Marketing Assoc., Beta Gamma Sigma, the College Council, Delta Sigma Pi, and Business Society are a few of the many active organizations on campus. The Fisher School of Accounting was established in 1977 and is now one of the top schools in the nation. The " 3 2 " program is very competitive and very demanding. College of Business Administration There ore many TV reploy dosses in the of Business. Students attend live classes in Bryon Hall. Outside the college is a great place to study for business majors who wont to enjoy the Florida sun. 88 College of Business Administration A great woy to go over the tough points Business students work as a team to solve to review your notes during problems, discuss projects, and encourage TV replay. hard work. Jerri Therrauit helps Darioj Williams UF ' s First Lady, Catherine Lombardi, talks with legislators being thanked for their contributions. with a lesson. photo: Jeffery L. Gage Education Jeffery L. Gage For as long as you can you have dreamed of a teacher. You ' ve worked hard all your life in hopes of to college and attaining this goal. After thirteen years of work, you ' ve made it to college, but what next? The first thing is deciding what type of education interests you. There are three basic types to choose from: elementary, secondary, and special. Elementary education involves teaching grades Kindergarten through sixth; special education deals with students who have teacher of secondary work within a specific area teaching grades seven through twelve. If you decide that your lies in elementary or special education then you apply to the College of Education as soon as possible after completing 60 hours. If secondary education is the major of your choice you must wait to apply to the until you have received your bachelor ' s degree in the specific area you ' ve chosen from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Once you have been accepted you will begin UF ' s unique teacher education program, PROTEACH. It is a revolutionary teaching program that traditio nal and information which is for present day teachers. Students learn things such as " Many people believe that if you cannot get into anything else you become an education major, it ' s a lot harder than people think. There are a lot of good people who really know what they are doing. " Kathy Imson 7Ed dealing with handicapped the cognitive process in learning, and how to effectively use computers in the classroom. Experiencing teaching first hand is another important part of the PROTEACH program. This is initially done by observation and stimulation, however students eventually intern in a public school. This program assures that when you graduate from UF you will be one of the most competent in the nation. photo: Gene Bednarek Guest speakers frequent UF, but few are as kind as Ade Adigun who used his lec- ture fee to buy the class books. Tutoring is a big part of the educational program. One-on-one contact enhances classroom lessons. College of Education 91 Engineering Building bridges, the newest medical advances, and the roof we live and work under, this is what engineering is all about. The University of Florida ' s engineering program is the largest profession college at UF. It is the second largest of all the colleges, and one of the three largest units. The engineering program ranks seventeenth in the nation in research and, according to US News and World Report, is ranked among the twenty five best American graduate. The undergraduate programs are founded A lifetime process is begun through intense studies of math and science in the College of Engineering. on mathematics and the sciences. Engineers deal with real problems of everyday life. An engineer is required to have a thorough understanding of mathematics and sciences as well as an understanding of contemporary legal, economic, and social restrictions. An education extends beyond any classroom setting and be- comes a life long process. Al Eckmanzo receives first hand from the man who knows it all. Florida ' s sunny days allow survey engineering students to get hands on experience. 92 College of Engineering The best part of information fairs is that you can get all of your questions at once. Florida ' s Engineering Society is always ready to accept new recruits. The Society of Women Engineers is growing rapidly, proof is surrounding the table. College of Engineering 93 A semester ' s worth of work is critized Preparing for a theatre production takes by her professor as the student waits many people in specialized fields, such nervously. as design. This student awaits his class ' reaction to his wire sculpture. 94 College of Fine Arts Fine Arts At UF, students can study just about any subject they want, the fine arts. In 1975, developing from the College of Architecture, the College of Fine Arts became a separate school. Composed of the of art, music and theatre, the center for Latin American and Tropical Arts, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, and the University Galleries, stu- dents could follow curriculums in areas such as art education and theatre. These students were given the chance to practice their skills and talents in front of audiences throughout the The Libraries of the Fine Arts are the largest of their kind in the Southeast. year by participating in plays and concerts, which took place each semester. Most however, students who had developed artistic talent could enjoy performing and learning, while at the same time earning a degree. After cutting his clay this pottery The end of the semester means grading. dent begins to shape his around a cone, This ceramics student shows off her beginning another masterpiece. pieces. College of Fine Arts 95 At least she appears to be enjoying as her data is inputed into the computer. Yes! it is as difficult as it looks. Who should college was all fun? Students in the Programs of H HP often do experiments on each other. Here, one guy has to do the physical activity while the other has to make sense of it all. 96 The College of Health and Human Performance Students need hands on experience. The community plays an important role in that as is seen here. Health and Human Performance programs in the College of Health and Human Performance are as diverse as the sutdents who enroll in them. Majors are offered in: Exercise and Sport Sciences; Health Science Education; and Recreation, Parks and Tourism. The College likes to keep its students involved with the numerous organizations within the college. Terri Walsh, president of Rho Phi Lambda, said, " Most people are so eager to get involved. We do so many acitvities throughout the year The College of H HP makes sure that its students are involved in everything all the time. that we can appeal to everyone. " In addition to the different honor and service societies, there are also recreational club anyone can join. The Fencing Club, Surf Club, and Scuba Club are active on campus. FRPA and LEAPS are active in the Florida district and have many members on campus. The Health and Human Performance College Council seeks to keep sutdents involved. All of its students are encouraged to attend the regular meetings and to keep up on current events and fund-raisers for the college ' s clubs. Florida The College of Health Human Performance 98 College of Journalism and Communications Gannett Auditorium The monitors in the courtyard allow students to catch up on from Sesame Street to world news in between classes. Relaxing before a test in the auditorium, these students take time out for some gossip. Journalism and Communications Between classes hanging out in the covered courtyard is one of these future journalists rituals. Taking a donut break, these Journalism majors study in the comfort of trees and the inspirational statue. UF ' s College of Journalism has four departments — Public Relations, and Telecommunications. It offers a masters and PhD in Mass Communications also. The College of Journalism and Communications is located in Weimer Hall, a 6.3 million dollar state-of-the-art facility. The Alvin G. Flangan Wing was opened in the spring of 1990. and Telecommunications students have won the Hearst Broadcast News competitions fourteen times in the last thirty Recent additions to Weimer Hall have moved the entire program to the forefront of technology. years. The other programs also have outstanding reputations in their fields. Ratings of similar programs have placed OF among the top ten in the nation. Arts and Sciences The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse on campus. With over forty possible majors and minors, it offers the widest range of areas to study. from Russian to Political Science is available. Many of the college ' s departments are housed in Turlington Hall which allows the extremes of the college to feel like a single With the addition of the MAPP system this year, every student is classified in the until he decides to apply to the college of his choice. The vast majority of freshmen and sophomores receive their LAS offers the widest range of academic complete with great leaders. Sciences. Lindsay Bordenkircher, and English major, remarked that the two best things in the are the counselors and the wide diversity of its classes. Rachael Sutz stated that an feature of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are its professors. eral education credits through the College of Liberal Arts and The Rock outside Turlington provides the perfect studying setting. With so many choices out there, many students are enrolled in LAS at some at point in their trek. LAS offers everything from the Spanish class seen here to Sociology being taught down the hall. Dauer Hall offers students the to replay a class they had difficulty with. Comparing notes and a quick cram ses- Finally, classes are done for the day! session works great for these students. viously these student is ready to relax. " So, what did you think of theat test? " In Dauer Hall, Mark Little and Peter Turlington houses many departments Poessler provide Melanie Moore with and even more opinions. information about her placement test. Health Related Professions Medicine and Nursing Today UF ' s Health-Related College is one of the largest and most diversified in the The College offers a of Science Degree and a Masters of Health Science in the fields of occupational and rehabilitation These fields are among the most demanded in today ' s They work with ot her fields to improve the health and well being of patients. The fields require a wide range of skills and knowledge; Uf has one of the highest success rates in educating and training medical professionals. The College is located at the Health Science Center along with the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Vet Medicine and Pharmacy. Both the close of the schools and access to patients at Shands greatly contribute to the success rates of the students. Another factor is the expertise of the profes- sors. They are well known and knowledgeable in their fields. The College of Nursing at the University of Florida is within the Health and Science Center in order to offer a unique to collegial and for nursing in a university setting. The student has opportunities for supervised and first hand at the Medical Center. Nursing combines the of the scientific method to asses health patterns, derive nursing diagnoisis, formulate objectives and plans, implement interventions and evaluate The University of College of Nursing is by the Florida Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the National League of Nursing. The of located at the south end of was in 1956 and workswith the Shands Medical Center. It has joint with several other on campus. The most program in the college is the four year curriculum which leads to an M.D.. The Shands Hospital is the teaching hospital for all students in the programs. There is also a two year undergraduate Physicians Assistant Program that offers a Bachelor of Science in Medicine. This program is full accredited by the American Medical Association. Physicians Assistant graduates are required to have hands on experience, thus enabling them to enter the work force fully prepared to meet its many challenges. The Medical College Council exists as a link between students and faculty members in the College of Medicine. It seeked to communication and support within the College. Alpha Eta is a national honor society; UF ' s was the first and member of the society. photo: Madeline Cajal Dr. Crane, who has modified SPECT equipment to produce accurate, less expensive scans, readies a patient for a SPECT scan. Dr. Bertolet shows James T. Brown how a new heart monitor works. The Caliber Trigger is easier to control for patients who must wear the devices. photo Russ Lante Mike Nicole studies scans obtained through a new stress test that does not require patients to exercise vigorously. photo: David Johnston College of Medicine Dr. Arlene Stecenko studies culture samples with Senior lab technician, Becky Olarte. Dr. Kemker fits Thomas Leahy with a programmable hearing aid that sound levels by using 8 listening channels. OF scientists have discovered that may be linked to a deletion of a specific gene. photo: Russ Lante photo: Russ Lante Veterinary Medicine The College of Veterinary Medicine is the newest of the six colleges that constitute the Health and Science Center. It is concerned with the total health of all members in the animal kingdom. With the addition of its new large facility, the college offers an unlimited opportunity for men and women interested in medicine and the well being of animals. Undergraduate students must complete requirements for a bachelors degree, however outstanding Vets must not only want to practice medicine, but they must have a deep understanding of animals as well. students are given the opportunity to apply to the college after only two years of undergraduate work. Veterinarians serve the needs of the public in many ways. They decide the right diet for our pets and can also provide great insight into cures for human diseases. Vet students must be very patient. a healthy horse to return home makes everyone very happy. This sign speaks for itself; many caring people stand behind it. Cows graze under the watchful eyes of all the college ' s students. College of Veterinary Medicine Law The University of Florida has one of the top ten law schools in the nation and one of the top three in the southeast. Each year it graduates some of the most competent law school grads in the nation. Many of these go on to successful careers on the national or international levels. One of the main reasons for the success of the UF ' s Law School is its faculty. The faculty is comprised of professors who are nationally acclaimed due to their writings in magazines or books they had published. The faculty members are dedicated to providing an excellent for their students. With a faculty-student ratio of 18 to 1 they have plenty of opportunity to devote individual attention to For law students, studying case foiles and hours at the library are a routine as lost freshmen. students, assuring that each receives the best education possible. Another reason for the of UF ' s Law School is its Each center and office provide unique learning and research for the law students. While the faculty and of UF ' s Law School are a big factor in its success, the main factor is the quality of the students. They dedicated to the profession and do possible to ensure that they will be the best lawyers they can be. Study, study, study — the life of law students. Law School professor expect a lot of ev- ery student. Thick books are routine lec- ture sources. Serene and calm studying outside the law school does not show the panic of Dead Week. REVIEW 93 ' Many events have helped shape our lives over the year. Although many have been wonderful, others ha ve been devastating. Let ' s take a look at some of the events, demon- strations, and people who have helped make a difference in our world, while not forgetting those which might have destroyed it. Vice President Al Gore brings an insider ' s to the Clinton White House, along with a strong portfolio in foreign policy and arms control. Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States. Mr. Clinton struggled through his first few months in office, but by September his tax-reform bill passed and the health care package was being fine-tuned. 106 Ross Perot keeps his public image alive after a failed bid for the presidency. Perot ran as an and received 19% of the vote. Look for Perot in the 96 ' race. Hillary Rodham Clinton. The First Lady chairs the White House task force that developed the Health Security plan. The Health Plan Calls for employers, the Federal Government and the American people to all share in the cost. Janet Jackson ' s ' album doesn ' t leave much out - - pop, rap, rock, jazz, Opera. a; thunderstorm and goofy dialogue. One critic said: " This album contains some Of the finest work by this modern hit-maker, and more than a few moment, arc down right silly and bor- ing. Dr. Dre has, ptoduced mill on selling albums, most recently " The Chronic. " He is the chief architect or what is known as West Coast gangsta rap. Nirvana,. Seattle ' s sainted grunged trio, released " In Utero " in September. The new album continues to punk introduced on their first album " Bleach. " 6. If Jodeci 5. Runaway Train Soul Asylum Janet Jackson 7 Right Here SWV 8. Will You Be There Michael Jackson 9. I ' m Gonna Be (500 Miles) Proclaimers 10.If I Had No Loot Tony! Toni! Tone! 1 1 . The River Of Dreams e 13. Weak Onyx SWV 14. Baby I ' m Yours S 15. One Last Cry Brian McKnight September 1993 — 15 Selling Singles ' an ' t Help Falling In UB40 lover Mariah Carey 3. Whoomp! There It is Tag. Team 4. Lately 12. Slam The Spin Doctors 1991 release " Pocket Full of Kryptonite " simmered for a year before going platinum. Expose ' s latest hit " I ' ll never Get Over You (Getting Over Me) " was an instant success and stayed on the charts for months. 109 Dan Rostenkowski, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has served in Washington DC under nine presidents. Janet Reno is the first woman Attorney General of the United States. She is a for America ' s children. Louis Freech head of the FBI is a brillant investigator, tough prosecutor and a born leader. 110 Secretary of State Warren Christopher is schooled in diplomacy. He is in the spotlight for helping to keep the peace in the Middle East. Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the 107th US Supreme Court judge and onl y the second woman seated on the high court. Senator Bob Dole, Rupublican minority leaded is a formidable opponent for any plan backed liy Democrats and President Clinton. 111 Soul Asylum ' s eighth album " Grave Dancers Union " reached gold status. The alubm was created with an on songs rather than volume. SWV — Sisters With Voices — album is aptly titled " It ' s About Time " . Their album is a collection of urban street beats, soulful ballads and rap. 112 I. River of Dreams Billy Joel 2. Sleepless in Seattle Soundtrack 3. Black Sunday Cypress Hill Janet Jackson Blind Melon Blind Melon 0. Core Stone Temple Pilots 7. The World Is Yours Scarface K. Promise And Lies U1340 0. The Bodyguard Soundtrack Zooropa U2 Michael Jackson popu- larity keeps on rolling along. The entertainer makes news wherever he goes. Tony! Toni! Tone! " Sons of Soul " album blends old values with new says Rolling Stone magazine. A Grip Acrosmith 12. Unplugged ... Arid Seated Rod Stewart 13. Grave Dancers Union Soul Asylum 14. It ' s About Time SWV 15. Back To Broadway Barbara Streisand 16. Da Bomb Kriss Kross 17. For The Cool In You Babyface 18. Breathless Kenny G 19. Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz 20. A Lot About Livin ' Alan Jackson 113 A Pope John Paul II traveled to for World Youth Day. Kim Campbell, the first woman Prime Minister of is a newcomer to federal politics. She has called for a general election before the end of the year. Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia sia dissolved parliment yin an move in late Yeltsin felt that the and lost the right to re main at the key levers of state power. Riots broke oat and the army restored peace. Mohamed Farrah Aidid the most feared warlord in Somalia, eluded the UN military forces for months. Jean-Bertran Aristide exiled ruler of Haiti is ready to return to power in his country. I Pearl Jam, the purveyors of grunge, first album " Ten " hit the charts and went riple platnium. The group won four Video Music Awards for their song " Jeremy " . Onyx latest album " Badafucup " hit the rap charts with a bang. The groups single " Slam " was at the top of the charts for months. 116 Superstar Tina Turner gives a vigorous The routine is usually one part aerobic workout, one part and one part trackmeet. TINA TURNER Duran Duran, hit makers of the 80 ' s returned after a five year hiatus to " Duran Duran " . " Ordinary People " a is at the top of the charts. Yassar Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, made history in September when he signed a peace treaty with Israel. Arafat is a freedom fighter and politician. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and P.L.O. chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Mideast Accord at the White House. The accord took months of negotiations and opens a new era of peace. The accord creates an autonomous Palestinian in Jericho and the Gaza Strip. Alija Izetbegovic, President of Bosnia-Herzegovina and parliament rejected an; in ternational peace plan to create an ethnic state for each of the warring Shimon Peres, Israel ' s minister was in negotiating Accord. The P.L.O. and Israel agree to stop the warefare and recognize each other. 119 Floods hit the Midwest in late spring and early summer — thousands of farms, homes and crops were lost. States hit hardest and suffering billions in damage were Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Once the waters began to recede, barges began moving and people started digging out. Sheik ()Mar Abdel-Rahman, the accused leader of a group of terrorists that explodeda bomb at the World Trade Center in New York City. The bomb killed six and injured hundreds. Lumberjacks and environmentalists clashed in the Northwest part of the over the fate of some of the nations oldest forests. President Clinton tried to bring the sides together but the effort was fruitless. I The AIDS virus continues to spread. The CDC estimates 40,000-80,000 new HIV cases this year. Emmitt Smith, MVP of the superbowl is a Gator Alumni. He helped the Dallas Cowboys become only the fifth team to win back to back superbowls when they beat Buffalo 30-13. Nancy Kerrigan recovered from an attack on her knee and went on to win a silver medal at the 1994 Olympics in Lillihammer, Norway Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays became the second player to end the World Series with a home run. Toronto played 122 Los Angeles residents were jolted from their The Hubble Space Telescope was repaired in sleep when a 6.6 earthquake hit on January December by the 11 member crew of the space 17. $30 billion in damage was done. shuttle Endeavour. Wildfires swept through southern California in November. At least three people were killed. Nineteen fires set were believed to be the work of an arsonist. 123 GATOR The Tower would like to thank Marty Cohen of Gator Bait for the NCAA t ourney photos. Upper Left (p. 124) : Dametri Hill : Final Four Middle Left : Darren McClellan : Strike three Middle Right : Andrew DeClercq : Tough D Upper Left (p. 125) : Joe Arnold : Winner Upper Right : Lee Lesburg : High jump Middle Left : Errict Rhett : Six points Lower Left : Brandon Marsters : Base hit Lower Right : Colleen Johnson : " 10 " 124 P O R T S GO GATORS 1993-94 CHEERLEADERS A Legend Speaks Tower : Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to afford us this interview. Albert : Hey, no problem. It ' s not every day a mascot gets to talk about himself. Or even talk, for that matter. Tower : Where and when were you born ? Albert : Actually, I was born right here on campus, by Lake Alice. Tower : No kidding ? Albert : Yeah, it ' s true. Remember, the campus was a lot less developed then. There was a lot more space for us gators to roam around, although you still had to be careful. Gators may be popular in Gainesville, but outside of here, not everyone takes kindly to us. I never ran into trouble myself, but a cousin of mine wasn ' t so lucky. Tower : Really? What happened to him? Albert : Let me put it this way. He ' s now got handles and he ' s much more effective at storing things than he used to be. Tower : How unfortunate. You have our condolences. Albert : That ' s O.K. We were never that close. Tower : You didn ' t mention when you were born. Albert : On purpose. Let ' s just say I ' ve been here a while. But I ' ve never felt better. Tower : The years have been kind, have they? Albert : Very much so. Tower : Talk a little bit about your childhood. Albert: I had a great childhood, but I was always a bit different from the other gators my age. I became interested in sports at an early age, and I used to sneak into Florida Field and watch Gator football games whenever I had the chance. Tower : How did you manage to sneak into games? You ' re not exactly the typical spectator. Albert : Would you want to be the one to tell a six-foot gator he wasn ' t allowed in the stadium? Tower: Good point. So how did you become mascot here at Florida? Albert : A little self-promotion and a little luck. I was always pretty spirited at the games, and eventually one of the athletic officials noticed me. He came up to me and asked if I would be interested in representing the university at athletic events and acting as an ambassador for Florida. I said sure ... what ' s an ambassador? See, my parents had been bugging me about getting a job, and I was excited about the chance to get involved in the athletic program. I had always wanted to play ball for the Gators, but as you can see, I didn ' t exactly possess the ideal physical characteristics for it. So when he told me what my job would entail, I was sold. And it turned out to be the best decision I ever made. I mean, I was just a brash young reptile then, and look at me now. Who could ask for more? Tower : Besides job security, what ' s the best thing about being the mascot for the University of Florida? Albert : Well, there are lots of advantages, but I ' d have to say the fans. Of course, I ' m sure the other mascots would all say their school has the best fans, but I really believe our fans are the best. I spend the majority of my time at games meeting the fans, and their spirit and dedication never cease to amaze me. Part of my job is to inspire the fans, but they rarely need much coaxing. Actually, THEIR intensity fires ME up. I love interacting with the fans. Some of them are crazier than I am. Tower : What ' s the most important quality a mascot should have? Albert : You ' ve got to be a lot of things to be a great mascot. You ' ve got to be animated, dedicated, creative, intelligent, spontaneous, amusing, patient, and you ' ve got to reciprocate. You can ' t rest on your laurels; you should always be breaking new ground. At the same time, you ' ve got to be consistent and give the people what they want. It ' s tougher than people think. It ' s not all walking around, shaking hands and posing for pictures, but it ' s very rewarding. You ' ve got to love people, even if they don ' t love you. Tower : What kind of accomodations does UP provide you with? Albert: Well, it ' s not the Waldorf-Astoria, but when you ' ve grown up in a swamp, basically anything is an improvement. I ' m not picky. As long as it ' s got a fridge and I can pick up the National Geographic specials on TBS, I ' m happy. Tower : There seems to be some confusion over your relationship with Alberta. Exactly how are you related? Albert : We ' re second cousins. (Laughs) Tower : Who ' s your greatest rival? Albert : My dietician. Tower : Have you ever tried shedding a few pounds? Albert : Sure, but when you have an appetite like mine, it doesn ' t last. Besides, do you know how many calories there are in one serving of Bulldog? Too many, I can attest to that. Tower : What do you do during the off-season? Albert : Well, for one I try to visit my relatives. My aunt and uncle have a place out by the Okeefenokee swamp. It ' s a great place to get some R R. I spent some of my favorite summers there. That place holds a lot of memories for me. Besides that, I spend a decent amount of time on the golf course. Tower : So you like to golf. Albert : Occasionally. But mostly I just harrass the golfers. People think golfers are so reserved... you should see how reserved they are after ten minutes of looking for their ball. Tower : Shame on you! Albert : Hey, I ' m allowed a few guilty pleasures, aren ' t I? Tower : What are some of the off-the-field activities you are involved in? Albert : I have a lot of appearance requests. I often visit children ' s hospitals and senior citizen ' s homes. That means a lot to me, to be able to bring some joy into someone ' s life who really needs it. No amount of money could be any more valuable than the smiles on their faces. I feel fortunate that I am able to make a difference, no matter how small. Tower: Despite your high profile, few people seem to know much about you. Do you enjoy being such an enigmatic personality? Albert : I really don ' t consider myself that enigmatic. I ' m just Albert the Alligator. The truth is, I don ' t want people to feel awkward around me. I don ' t want to be perceived as some elitist, untouchable icon. I want people to be able to feel comfortable in coming up to me and shaking my hand or saying hello or ever. I want them to treat me as they would any other good friend. Afetr all, the fans are one of the main reasons I ' m here, so why shouldn ' t I be as accessible as possible? Tower : Tell us something people don ' t know about Albert the Alligator. Albert : Well, I don ' t have to pay taxes, but I spend quite a bit on dental hygiene. Yes kids, it hurts when you step on my tail, and no, my head does not come off, despite the best efforts of some Georgia fans several years ago. Tower : Do you have plans of retiring, and if so, what will you do afterwards? Albert : Retire? Not on your life. I HAVE nothing to do afterwards. I ' m perfectly happy the way things are. Besides, I don ' t think I ' m eligible for Social Security. Tower: How would you like people to remember you after you ' ve gone? Albert : I ' d like that a lot. Tower : You take your sarcasm very seriously, don ' t you? Albert : You betcha. I guess I would like people to think of me like a fine wine. I ' d like them to say I just got better with time. -- Tony DeMatio (with thanks to Jan and Kevin) A Interview Albert alligator I 129 The Final Four 8,612 regular season and tournament games--304 teams with a dream--on March 27, 1994 only 4 remained--Arkansas, Arizona, Duke and Florida. Yes Florida the team that was picked to finish 4th in the SEC East was still dancing at the " Big Dance. " March Madness hit Gainesville full force this year. The Gators were tapped as the 3rd seed in the East Region. The same region that included defending NCAA champions North Carolina, Indiana and Big East basketball power UConn and Boston College. In the opening round the Gators traveled to Uniondale , New York. The team that found a way all season continued to " Find A Way, " as they defeated James Madison 64-62 and Penn 70-58, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. Continuing on the road to the Final Four, the Gators travelled to Miami, to play UConn in the Sweet Sixteen. Orange and blue filled the Miami Arena and cheered UF on to a 69-60 victory over the Huskies. The Gators, under the direction of Coach Lon Kruger had advanced where no other Gator team in history had gone before, to the Elite Eight. Elite Eight meant that UF would face a tough Boston College team. BC had upset North Carolina and Indiana to play UF. Emotions were running high as Andrew DeClercq sprinted down court and blocked Howard Eisley ' s shot. The crowd went wild as Craig Brown hit three 3-point shots. Gator fans rocked the Miami Arena as the Gators defeated BC 74-66. The Gators were going to the Final Four. The pep band played, the crowd cheered, Coach Kruger got misty eyed and the players cut down the net for the first time in Gator basketball history. A crowd of more than 1,000 fans greeted the team with chants of " Final Four " and " It ' s Great To Be A Florida Gator " as they returned from Miami. The respect the team had worked so hard for all season had finally come. Coaches and sportscasters from around the nation began to take a long hard look a the Gators. As the media converged on Gainesville, the team continued to prepare for Grant Hill and the Duke Blue Devils in Charlotte. In Charlotte the Gators faced a strong and competitive Duke team in the semi-finals. The Gators played a spectacular game, but when the final buzzer sounded Duke was on top 70-65. The Gators truly did, " Find A Way " into America ' s heart with a sensational ending to a sensational Season. JoAnne Gonzalez FIND A WAY UF guard Dan Cross-- It ' s my ball Gator Senior guard--Craig Brown 130 Kuisma-- Stop-- don ' t pass Jason Anderson Aw- Shucks!!! DeClercq-- Go Ahead- -let me block the shot . . .... . THE YEAR OF THE GATOR Coach Kruger 0.K.--Lets Go!! OH MY !!!!! SEC Championship The Gators were looking for redemption when they met the Alabama Crimson Tide on December 4 at Birmingham ' s Field. The game was played under intermittent showers, but the rain did not dampen the Gators ' drive to the Sugar Bowl. The Tide surprised the Gator defense on their first drive as Brian Burgdorf and David Palmer led Alabama to a quick touchdown. The Gators countered later in the quarter when Terry Dean used a pump fake and then hit Harrison Houston for a wide open TD pass. An Alabama field goal and a Terry Dean TD run just before halftime put the Gators up 14-10 at intermission. The second half began with the Tide scoring a field goal to cut the Gator lead to one. It seemed like the momentum was swinging over to Alabama when the Gators were forced to punt on their next drive, but punter Shayne Edge took the snap and suddenly sprinted up field, gaining 30 yards and a first down. On the next play, Terry Dean connected with Jack Jackson for a touchdown pass, making the score 21-13 and destroying hopes of a comback. The Gator defense dominated the second half and a fourth quarter T III run by Errict Rhett made the final score 28-13. The 10,000 Gator fans remained after the final gun, chanting " S-E-C " and tossing sugar packets onto the field. The players and coaches celebrated along with the fans as the Gators earned their second trip to the Sugar Bowl in three years. Clockwise: William Gaines and Lawrence Wright close in on the Tide ' s David Palmer. Jack Jackson says that winning the SEC title is " sweet as sugar. " Linebacker Ed Robinson sacks Alabama ' s Brian Turgdorf. Kevin Carter forces Alabama ' s Williams to cough up the boll. 132 SEC Championship The Gators rolled into New Orleans on January 1 for their second Sugar Bowl in three years. Their opponent, the third ranked and undefeated West Virginia Mountaineers came into the game looking for respect and a possible national title. Much of the pregame publicity revolved around West Virginia coach Don Nehlen, who had been critical of the media for not taking his team ' s accomplishments seriously. The Gators were looking for their first ever Sugar Bowl victory as well as their first eleven win season. West Virginia took the initiative early, scoring quickly on their first possession for a 7-0 lead. The Gators, however, were unable to retaliate as their offense sputtered on their first three drives. Just when it looked as if the Mountaineers would take control of the game, the Gators found a strength in what had been their weakness for much of the season. Monty Grow ' s devastating hit on West Virginia quarterback Darren Studstill early in the second quarter was the wake up call that brought the Gator defense to life. On the next play, Grow hit Studstill as he was releasing a pass and Lawrence Wright intercepted the ball at midfield and stunned the crowd by weaving his way back and forth across the field through the entire West Virginia team on his way to six points. The Gator offense finally got going as Terry Dean connected with Willie Jackson for a TD pass and a 21-7 halftime lead. The second half was a clear demonstration of the Gators ' dominance as they had their way with the Mountaineers, shutting down their offense and manhandlin their defense. Running back Errict Rhett rushed his way to three touchdowns and the Sugar Bowl MVP Award. The 41-7 victory culminated the most successful season ever and proved that respect must be earned by actions and not words. Clockwise: The Gators ' Ed Robinson scrapes o West Virginia ball carrier off the turf Lawrence Wright heads for the end zone with his interception. Sugar Bowl MVP Errict Rhett celebrated yet another touchdown with lineman Jim Watson and David Swain. Sugar Bowl Sugar Bowl 133 Gator Football Sweet Success The Gators opened the 1993 football season with a mission: The Sugar Bowl. The Gators had come so close to the Sugar Bowl in 1992, and they would settle for nothing less than a New Year ' s Day appearance in New Orleans this time. The Gators would have to overcome the departure of several of 1992 ' s key performers such as Shane Matthews, Carlton Mil es, and Will White. Head coach Steve Spurrier was also faced with a difficult choice: Who will be the 1 quarterback? Junior Terry Dean or Freshman Danny Wuerffel? Arkansas State provided the opposition for the first game. The Gators got off to a sluggish start, but eventually got on track and trounced the Indians, 44-6. Terry Dean led the Gator offense with 237 yards and two TD passes while the Gator defense manhandled the Indians ' offense, allowing only 89 total yards. The Gators next traveled to Lexington for a matchup versus Kentucky. The Wildcats capitalized on UF miscues (seven interceptions, 14 penalties) to grab the early lead. Wuerffel replaced Dean at QB and ignited the Gator comeback, but the Wildcats still led by 20-17 late in the fourth quarter. With 3 seconds left, Wuerffel lofted a 28 yard pass to Chris Doering for the game winning score. The 24-20 win left the crowd stunned and made Wuerffel and Doering household names for Gator fans. SEC East supremacy was on the line as the Tennessee Volunteers came to Florida Field on September 18. The Gators started out with two Wuerffel TD passes (to Doering and Aubrey Hill) and a TD run by Errict Rhett for a 21-0 lead. However, Vols ' QB Heath Shuler connected on two long scoring bombs to make the score 21-14 at the half. Another Wuerffel TD pass (to Harrison Houston) and two Judd Davis FG ' s were needed to offset a great performance by Shuler, who ended up with five TD tosses. The game was in doubt until Monty Grow recovered a UT onside kick in the rain and the Gators ran out the clock at 41-34. The defensive woes continued next week, but the offense was still in high gear as the Gators topped Mississippi State, 38-24. Wuerffel and Doering were spectacular again, teaming up for three scores. Jack Jackson provided the game breaking play when he returned a MSU kickoff for a 100-yard TD. MSU ' s Todd Jordan riddled the Gators for 405 yards and two TD passes, but Wuerffel ' s 449 yards (a UF single game record) helped the Gators increase their record to 4-0. The Gators traveled to " Death Valley " to take on the LSU Tigers and turned in their best performance of the year, 58-3. The defense was impressive, collecting three interceptions (two by Darren Hambrick). Meanwhile, the Gator offense could do no wrong. Wuerffel threw TD passes to Jack Jackson, Willie Jackson, and Harrison Houston. Sorola Palmer collected two scoring passes (from Terry Dean and Eric Kresser) and Errict Rhett, Terrence Foy, and Dwayne Mobley ran for TD ' s. Upper Left : Mark Campbell rumbles downfield with a Vanderbilt fumble. Middle Left : Ellis Johnson just misses sacking FSU ' s Charlie Ward. Lower Left : Punter Shayne Edge shows off his Oakleys to the crowd. Lower Right : Coach Steve Spurrier before the Sugar Bowl. The Gators then suffered their first defeat at the hands of the Auburn Tigers, 38-35. The Gators built a 14 halftime lead on three Wuerffel TD passes (to Hill, Rhett, and Jack Jackson). Auburn ' s Stan White led a tremendous comeback to give Auburn a 35-27 lead before another Wuerffel-to-Jack Jackson TD pass knotted the game at 35-35. Auburn then took advantage of a costly personal foul penalty to drive into UF territory where Scott Etheridge kicked a 41 yard game winning FG. A torrential rainstorm could not prevent the Gators from defeating the Georgia Bulldogs for the fourth straight time. Dean replaced Wuerffel early in the game and led the Gator offense, but it was Errict Rhett who was the star of the game as he piled up 183 yards and two scores, along with Judd Davis, who kicked four FG ' s. Eric Zeier led a last-ditch Bulldog drive which ended up short of the Gator end zone as time expired. The soggiest game ever ended with the Gators on top, 33-26. UF ' s homecoming opponent for 1993 was Southwestern Louisiana, and the Gators scored their most points ever under coach Spurrier, routing the Ragin ' Cajuns, 61-14. Dean threw for an SEC record six TD ' s and racked up 448 yards passing in the win. Jack Jackson had a great game with 153 yards and three scores. Wuerffel added two more TD passes (to Terrence Foy and Tony Davis). Willie Jackson ' s two TD catches gave him the UF career TD reception record. A visit to South Carolina featured a strong Gator comeback and a 37-26 victory. Steve Taneyhill led USC to an early 17-0 lead before the Gator defense, led by Ellis Johnson, William Gaines, and Kevin Carter, stifled the Gamecocks for the rest of the game. Jack Jackson and Errict Rhett led the comeback, as Jackson had 167 yards, including a key 73 yard gain, while Rhett accumulated 120 yards and two TD ' s. Wuerffel started for the injured Dean and threw for 333 yards and two scores. UF ' s next opponent was Vanderbilt, and the Gators were impressive all around, thrashing the Commodores by 52-0. The defense forced 8 turnovers, bringing Vandy ' s option attack to a halt. LB Ed Robinson rambled 48 yards with a fumble for a TD, and Doering and Dean reversed roles when Dean caught a 35 yard scoring toss from Doering on an end-around pass play. With the win, the Gators clinched a birth in the SEC Championship game and a long-awaited rematch with Alabama. But one more challenge remained Top-ranked Florida State, led by Charlie Ward, ended UF ' s home winning streak at 23 as they defeated the Gators, 33-21. The Seminoles jumped to a 27-7 lead before Terry Dean led a furious fourth-quarter comeback, capped by Jack Jackson ' s spectacular, juggling TD reception, narrowing the score to 27-21 and setting a Florida Field record for crowd noise. But Ward showed why he would eventually win the Heisman Trophy as he then hit Warrick Dunn on a game-cliching 78-yard TD pass. The Gators, though disapponted by the loss, now traveled to Birmingham to face Alabama for the SEC title and a ticket to New Orleans. -- Tony DeMatio and Ed Cometz Upper Right : Gator fans flexed their muscles at the Sugar Bowl. Middle Right : Errict Rhett picks up a big gain versus South Carolina. Lower Right : Jack Jackson looks for yardage against FSU. 135 Clockwise: Freshman quarterback Donny Wuerffel looks for a receiver in the Gators ' win over Tennessee. The Gators get flogged for celebrating touchdown against Georgia. Penalties plogued the Gators all season. Jock Jackson, Errict Rhett and Dorryl Frazier celebrate o touchdown against Auburn. Kicker Shayne Edge wos once again a key factor in the Gators ' Despite Albert ' s efforts, the were not exactly gracious hosts to the Commodores. 36 football Clockwise: Chris Doering catches one of his three touchdown posses against Mississippi State. Errict Rhett takes the handoff in Florida ' s comeback victory at South Carolina. The Gator defense held it ' s troubles during the season, but come up big in Florida ' s shutout of Vandy. This pregame handshake before the Vandy game was the nicest any Gator would be for o while. Florida State showed why they would end up the National Champs, after handing the Gators their first home loss in the Spurner era. Chris Doering was o vital part of the Gators ' early season success, catching the winning TD in the final seconds to beat Kentucky. football 137 Rain, Rain, Go Was it our imagination, or did it rain during every Gator football game in 1993? Well, not exactly, but the rain did fall during six games last season. There was a downpour as the Tennessee game concluded. We sat through drizzles during the Southwestern Louisiana, Auburn, and FSU matchups. We survived off-and-on showers versus . Alabama in birmingham. Then there was the Georgia game -- yes, the Georgia game; the soggiest contest ever. We awoke on October 30 not to occasional showers, but to a miniature monsoon. When we arrived at The Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, most of the field was under water -- Swamp II was born. But we Gator fans braved the storms and stood behind our team as they slipped, slided, and slogged across the field. We proved that, " ... in all types of weather, we ' ll all stick together, for F-L-O-R-I-D-A !! " -- Ed Cometz Upper Left : Reggie Green provides pass protection versus Auburn. Middle Left : Defensive back Anthone Lott keeps this Bulldog out of the end zone. Lower Left : Even a miniature monsoon could not dampen the Gator fans ' spirit. Lower Right : Ed Robinson and Shea Showers bring a Bulldog to a splash landing. 1993 Football ,UF Opp 44 Arkansas State 6 24 Kentucky 20 41 Tennessee 34 38 Mississippi St. 24 58 Louisiana St. 3 35 Auburn 38 33 Georgia 26 61 Southwestern La. 14 37 South Carolina 26 52 Vanderbilt 0 21 Florida State 33 28 Alabama 13 (SEC Championship) 41 West Virginia 7 (Sugar Bowl) Upper Right : The Gator Getters lead the fans in the south end zone in " We Are The Boys " . Middle Right : Harrison Houston receives congratulations for his ' ID versus Alabama. Lower Left : David Barnard shows everybody who ' s number one. Lower Right : The Gators line up against the Vols. Gator Volleyball Upper Left : Meg Fitzgerald bumps the serve. Lower Left : Ashley Mullis was second on the team with 335 kills. Middle Right: Coach Mary Wise discusses strategy. Lower Right: The Gators were unbeatable in the O ' Connell Center. The Gator Volleyball team continued to shine in 1993, extending their home court winning streak to 55 games. In addition, they served up their second consecutive 17-0 conference ledger and SEC tournament titles. Coach Mary Wise led the Gators to their third straight NCAA tournament berth, where they swept both Houston and Georgia to set up a rematch with Texas. The Longhorns were one of only three teams to defeat the Gators during the regular season. Playing in front of a partisan crowd in Austin, The Gators seemed to have the match in hand after taking the first two games, 15-11 and 15-8. The Longhorns stampeded back, however, winning the next two games, 15-11 and 15-12, forcing a fifth game. The Gators regained their composure and pulled out the match in a 15-10 thriller, sending them to their second straight Final Four. The Gators next faced Long Beach State in the semifinals. But when Aycan Gokberk, who led the team in kills for the season, went down with an injury in the first game, the Gators were unable to recover. Long Beach State swept the match easily, ending the Gators ' title hopes. The Gators finished with a 33-4 mark, their third consecutive thirty win season. Team Captain Keri Uptegraph, seniors Patricia Moreno, Kim Hale, and Nikki Vogt were key contributors, along with sophomores Meg Fitzgerald, Ashley Mullis, and Aycan Gokberk. Upper Right : Aycan Gokberk led the team with 674 kills. Lower Left : Keri Uptegraph awaits the serve. Lower Right : Missy Aggertt had 36 service aces in 1993. Not much was expected of the 1993-94 Florida Gators. After losing highly toutedtransfer Ben Davis, some said that success for the Gators meant a winning season. But the Gators wanted much more. After a disappointing preseason loss to Athletes in Action, Florida would not lose at home again. The Gators went 12-0 in the O ' Connell Center for the first time ever, including a pair of thrilling one-point victories over LSU and Auburn and an upset of seventh-ranked Kentucky in front of a national ESPN audience as well as an O ' Dome record crowd of more than 12,000. Top Left: Greg Williams drives the permeter Middle Left: Andrew DeClercq gets the jump on LSU ' s Clarence Ceasar Bottom Left: Brian Thompson jams it home Bottom Right: UF ' s Craig Brown and Dan Cross formed one of the top backcourts in the SEC The Gators were just as effective on the road, beating eventual Sweet 16 teams Texas and Oklahoma State, as well as V illanova, who would go on to win the NIT. Florida received it ' s first Top 25 ranking since 1989 ( 4 in the final poll) and would finish first in the SEC East, just behind Arkansas for the conference title. And the fun was only just beginning. Florida stormed into the NCAA Tournament and reeled off four straight wins over James Madison, Penn, UConn and Boston College, stunning the experts once again, many of whom thought the Gators would be lucky to get past the second round. But their trip to the Final Four would be a quick one. Despite a 13-point lead against Duke in the semifinals, the Gators were unable to withstand the Blue Devils ' furious comeback. Even so, the record-setting achievements of the ' 93-94 Gators brought a rebirth of excitement to Florida Basketball and proved once and for all that the University of Florida is not just a great football school any more. Top Right: DeClercq takes it up strong over the Bulldogs Bottom Left: " The Norwegian Collegian " Svein Dyrkolboltn Bottom Middle: DA MEAT HOOK! Bottom Right: Jason Anderson stretches for a dunk Clockwise: Brian Thompson scores with a reverse layup in the Gators ' win over 7th ranked Kentucky. The got a spark off the bench from backup guard Greg Williams, who brought just as much intensity to defense as he did to the offense. Center Demetri Hill was an intimidating presence in the paint and the central part of the Gators ' game. Jason Anderson slams home a dunk in a route of Florida International at the O ' Connell Center. Coach Lon Krueger has reason to celebrate, having shocked the critics by engineering the Gators ' most season ever. Guard Dan Cross ' excellent play made him a candidate for SEC Player of the Year. Two of the conference ' s best point guards face off as Kentucky ' s Travis Ford guards UF ' s Craig Brown. 144 basketball H Gat p Upper Left : Coach Kruger would like an explanation! Upper Right : Svein Splits Stetson defenders on his way to two. Lower Left : Andrew DeClercq was a force on the boards. Lower Right : Greg " Tiny " Williams ' tenacious defense frustrates Tennessee. 1993-94 was a landmark season for The Lady Gators. For the first time in team history, they finished with a perfect home record, going 14-0. Head Coach Carol Ross led the Lady Gators to a 22-6 regular season mark, earning them their second NCAA tournament bid in as many years. Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict forced them to play a tough Texas A M team at College Station, where the Lady Gators lost by a single point. Even so, the 1993-94 season was the most successful in Lady Gators ' history. All-SEC performer Merlakia " Lake " Jones led the team with 18.6 PPG, and Takilya Davis scored 15.3 PPG. Freshman DeLisha Milton was a pleasant surprise, averaging 11.7 PPG. Guards Amanda Butler, Crystal Parker, and Kerry Cremeans contributed another 24.7 PPG. Top right : Crystal Parker lines up a foul shot. Bottom left : Erica Jones drives the lane for two. Bottom right : Takilya Davis brings the ball upcourt. Lady Gator Basketball Top left : Amanda Butler and her parents on Senior Day Top right : DeLisha Milton averaged 11.7 points per game. Bottom left : Coach Carol Ross gives her team some encouragement. Bottom right : Kerry Cremeans drives against South Carolina. Gator Baseball ' 94 Top Left : Chris Wiggs swings a bat in the on-deck circle. Top Right : Palmer Knight congratulates Tripp Mackay at home-plate. Bottom : Coach Joe Arnold goes over the ground rules before the game. 148 Rob Bonanno became UF ' s all-time strikeout leader. Top Left : Rob Bonanno delivers a fastball. Top Right : Oops! Todd Brown fouls off a bunt. Bottom : James Edam scores another run for the Gators. UF ' s 1994 baseball season had it ' s share of high points, low points, and record breakers, and concluded with the resignation of head coach Joe Arnold. Arnold ' s departure came after 11 seasons at the Gators ' helm, which included three SEC titles, two College World Series appearances, and a .640 winning percentage. The announcement came after the Gators finshed an up-and- down season with a 40-23 record and a loss in the finals of the NCAA Atlantic Regionals. The Gators started the season with seven straight wins, but some inconsistent play caused the team to struggle to a 14-10 mark. The Gators then found their stride as conference play began, winning their first ten SEC games, reaching a high point of 37-16. The Gators were in position to take the. SEC East title, but three losses at Tennessee clashed their hopes. The slump continued in the SEC Tournament, as two consecutive losses resulted in a quick elimination. The Gators earned a birth in the NCAA Atlantic Regional, hosted by Miami. The Gators made it to the finals by eliminating West Virginia (12-8) and Minnesota (4-1), but they not get past Miami as they lost to the Hurricanes, 10-6. Pitcher Rob Bonanno provided the individual highlight of 1994, as he became UF ' s all-time strikeout leader, while finishing with an 8-4 record. Danny Wheeler proved to be a force out of the bullpen, gathering 8 wins and 13 saves, while Darren McClellan also chipped in 8 wins. James Eidam was UF ' s top batter with a .362 average, and Chan Perry was the top slugger, as he posted 15 homers and 65 RBI. Brian Duva, Tripp Mackay, Chris Wiggs, John Tamargo, and Chris Kokinda also made solid contributions to the Gator attack in 1994. Top Right : Shortstop John Tamargo throws out another batter. Bottom Left : Sean McClellan delivers plateward. Bottom Right : Third baseman Chris Kokinda picks up a tough grounder and records the out at first. Coach Joe Arnold resigned after 11 seasons, three SEC titles, and two College World Series appearances. Top Left : John Kaufman proved to be a dependable starting pitcher. Top Right : First baseman Chan Perry was the Gators ' top slugger. Bottom Right : Centerfielder Brian Duva and coach Tim Touma relax during a break. The Men ' s Tennis Team served their most successful Southeastern Conference season ever in 1 he team achieved the SEC " Triple Crown " , winning the regulir season (13-1) tournament, and overall championship Duvenhage was named SEC Coach-of-the-Year and sent Mark Merklein was voted SEC Player-of-the-Year. Merklein ' pry over , one ranked Laurent Orsini at the SEC Tournament was his 32nd in of the year, set g a school record Ms 8 total wins is also a record. The Gators also grabbed two doubles victories at the Tournament. Randy Baldemor and Eric a score 8-5 win and Damon Henkel anc Ott Eric Dobsha Brett Stern Damon Henkel d by an score. It was Baldemor who cline e win fo e Gators when he a grueling singles match 7-1 Coach Duvenhage first SEC crown i snce 1975, " I told the team ... that we had opportunity to get e sweep and then there could be no disputing that we for 1994. " in the SEC Upper Left : Coach Ian Duvenhage advises Damon Henkel during a timeout. Bottom : Brett Stern and Damon Henkel discuss their doubles strategy. Dave Balogh Trevor Taylor Mark Merklein Lady Gator Tennis SEC NCAA tournament georgia UCLA Texas Lady Gators tennis tennis team Coach Andy Brandi Erika Kuttler Kristin Osmond Jennifer Fiers Sarah Malone Lori Ann Freedman Catherine Inestboe Divya Merchant Lisa Pugilese Anouschka Popp honors Merchant Freedman singles championships Fiers Kuttler Osmond Malone SEC Academic Honor Roll Divya Merchant Lisa Pugilese Erika Kuttler Anouschka Popp Lori Ann Freedman Kristin Osmond Andy Brandi gator swimming and diving Top : The 1993-94 UF Men ' s Swimming and Diving Team. (Photo courtesy of UF News and Public Affairs) Lower Left : Enrico Linscheer awaits the starter ' s gun. Lower Right : Greg Burgess was the 1993 NCAA and SEC Swimmer-of-the-Year. 156 Top Left : Ashley Tappin was part of the NCAA champion 400 medley relay team. Top Center : Nicole Haislett was named the 1994 SEC Swimmer-of-the-Year. Top Right : Coach Chris Martin. Middle Left : Elizabeth Tomson competes in the fly. Middle Center : Janie Wagstaff was first in the 100 and 200 backstroke at the SEC ' s. Bottom : The 1993-94 UF Women ' s Swimming and Diving Team. (Photo courtesy of UF News and Public Affairs) 157 Upper Left : Sean Mather at the Barnett Bank Invitational: Lower Left: Lee Lesburg starts high jump. Upper Right : Aaron Jones aid Well in put and discus in 1994. Middle Right : Erik Noaksson qualified for the NCAA ' s in the pole vault. Lower Right : Dion Bentley was UF ' s top long jump perfromer in 1994, Johnson I the Stephen Adderley Mike Musselman Head Coach John Webb Barnett Bank Invitational Right John Upper Left page) : Joanna McLaughlin hands the baton to Heather Williams. Lower Left: Head Coach Tom Jones. Upper right: Suzanne Hughes won the high jump at the Spec Towns Invitational Lower Right : Erin Diehl competed in the shot put, javelin, and discus in 1994. Upper Left (facings page) : Marny Westphal was UF ' s top distance runner in 1994. Lower Left : Melynda Springer ran the and 400m sprints in 1994. Upper Right : Melissa Flandera prepare for the javelin throw. Lower Right : Faith Bynoe throws the shot put Attie Barnett tank Invitational Lady Gator Track and Field k al. 4. Gymnastics The Gator Gymnastics team came on strong at the end of the 1994 season as they took sixth place at the NCAA Championships with a school-record score of 194.85. Coach Judi Markell Avener was rewarded for her hard work as she tied for both the NCAA and SEC Coach- of-the-Year awards. Kristen Guise performed brilliantly at the NCAA Championships where she advanced to two individual event finals, finishing third in the balance beam (9.875) and fifth in the uneven bars (9.875). Her performance earned All-America first team honors in those events. Amy Myerson also turned in a fine performance at the Championships, advancing to the finals for the uneven bars and earning All-America first team honors. Guise also set the school record for the uneven bars at the NCAA Regionals with a 9.95 performance. Lisa Panzironi also finished well, as she joined Guise and Myerson in earning second team All-America honors in the all-around competition. Colleen Johnson, Kari Robidoux, Mary Jo Saliba, and Nicole Stocker also made important contributions to the 1994 Gymnastics team. Freshmen Kristi Bluett and Chrissy Vogel (who matched Lynette Wittmeier ' s school-record in the vault at 9.90) will be giving Gator fans a lot to cheer about in the future. NATION IDE INSU CE Upper Left (This Page) : Amy Myerson warms up before her floor exercise. Upper Right: Kari Robidoux begins her dismount from the beam. Lower Left: Coach Judi Markell Avener gives her team a " GO GATORS! " before the West Virginia meet. Lower Right: Colleen Johnson thrills the audience with her floor exercise program. Upper Left (Facing Page) : Lisa Panzironi earned second team All-America honors as well as All-SEC academic honors. Lower Left: The team congratulates Colleen Johnson after her floor exercise. Lower Right: Kristen Guise executes a flawless vault landing. 163 The UF Men ' s Golf Team looked to repeat last season ' s success as they returned ten golfers from the 1992-93 NCAA Championship squad, including the All-American trio of Brian Gay, Guy Hill, and Chris Couch. Head Coach Buddy Alexander said before the season, " When you ' re the def ending national champion ... I think any expectation less than a repeat is difficult to understand. " The Gators got off to a perfect start in the Spring, winning their first two tournaments (NCAA Challenge and Gator Invitational). I However, their next tournament win did not come until May 13-15, when they traveled to Fairfield Glade, Term. and captured their fourth consecutive SEC Championship. Senior Brian Gay, who won the tournament, with a 213 (3 under par), said of the Gators ' 15-stroke " This is a great start to the postseason, both individually and as As a team, UF had an all-around solid performance as Brad Lehmann tied for second (214), Chris Couch tied for fifth (216), Daniel Stone tied for eleventh (24) and Paul Tesori was nineteenth (219). The Gators ' 24-3 conference record earned them several individual honors : Coach Alexander repeated as SEC Coach-of-the-Year, and Lehmann, Gay, and Tesori earned first team All-SEC awards. ower Left (this page) : Brad Lehmann Brian Coach Couch Coach Buddy Alexander Chris Couch Brian Guy Gator Invitational Brad Lehmann Buddy Alexander Chris Couch Brian Gay Kirsten Hohnstone Sarah Jones Coach Mimi Ryan Sarah Jones Kirsten Johnstone Kimberly Little Dina Taylor Dina Taylor tough The Lady Gator Golf Team opened ady Gator Golf G o the 1993-94 campaign with high hopes as they returned their top five golfers. Coach Mimi Ryan summed it up with, " This is basically the same group as last year, but are more focused ... This team is very motivated -- they are on a mission. " The mission was right on track , they won two Fall tournaments (Lady Kat and Pat Bradley Invitational) and two Spring tournaments (Lady Gator and Guadalajara Invitational). Dina Tay or led the way with and Sarah Jones, Kirsten Johnstone, Kimberly Little, and Kelly job ' ton also contributed top-10 finished in The Lady Gators SEC Championship but they shook off that performance on to earn an NCAA Lansing seventh at the finish g Michigan, on May 12 14. finished Several golfers received honors : Little Taylor, and Jones Wendi Rowe Maret Stanley Sandra Haines Kelly Johnston named to the All SEC first team, and Rowe, Maret Stanley, Sandra Haines Kelly Johnston Were named SEC. Sports Upper Left : The UF Rugby club offers fun, competition and many bruises. Upper Right: " Service! " : Intramural volleyball competition is always tough. LoWer Left :,This diving football player just misses the flags. Lower Right: Intramural tennis is a lot of fun. variety individual team sports intramurals flag football basketball softball tennis volleyball wally-ball tennis Gator Intramurals jersey TEP nose bowl A 1994 Gator gallery gator Gallery Organizations Back in Action Organizations are founded for many different reasons. Each one represents an interest someone had at some point in time. People share this and the organization prospers. The University of Florida is home to 400 student organizations. Such a wide variety of interests reflect on the diversity of the student population at UF. There is something for everyone at UF. And if it cannot be found on campus it can certainly be founded by someone willing to put the effort forth and share his ideas with people interested in the same subject. 172 Organizations Organizations 173 ALPHA RHO CHI APOLLODOROUS CHAPTER NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURE FRATERNITY AC I tony dematio melissa waz kellie brennan adam bolton jeff jacobs joanne gonzalez ed cometz Each year long before students head back into action at UF, we here at the Tower office are hard at work trying to provided an excess of 35,000 students with a yearbook that appeals to each and everyone in some personal manner. There is just no way that every event, meeting and game can be included in a book produced by a volunteer staff of about 10. What we do try to do is cover the bases, giving every student from freshmen to fifth year seniors a book they can read through and from which they can recall their own memories. College years are the greatest there are, so it is said; everyone who worked on this book did the best they could to provide to others, the throughout the 1993-94 year. 1994 Tower Staff: Advisor Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor Business Manager Photography Editor Section Editors Photography Jeff Jacobs Melissa Waz Laurie Doerr Jeanette Duncan Ed Cometz Tony DeMatio Joanne Gonzalez Kellie Brennan Adam Boulton The Black Graduate Student Organization The Black Graduate Student Organia zation (BGSO) was established to meet the needs of Black graduate students from all parts of the world. We currently have a membership of over 250 students and provide guidance, fun and intellectual stimulus for all. We bring together the professional students from the Law School, health sciences and other graduate and professional in order to provide broad reaching networks and avenues for discussion of various topics of interest. Our main social and intellectual function is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Celebration. The Eighth Celebration, " Catchers of the Dream " was our best ever. Dr. Cornel West was the keynote speaker and the attendance was both multi-racial and multi-cultural. In keeping with the ideology of Dr. King, B.G.S.O. strives to provide service to others and enlightenment to all through tutorial services, forums and panel discussions as well as social events. We are in the struggle together, AND STILL WE RISE! INDONESIAN STUDENT 178 Organizations Volunteers for International Student Affairs A A AAAAAAAAAA A A A A A A A A The Volunteers for International Student Affairs (V.I.S.A.) is a Student Government funded organization that serves as an umbrella organization for all the nationality clubs at the University of Florida. Through its programming, VISA promotes diversity and cultural understanding amongst the different cultures represented here at OF while helping students develope their leadership skills. Some of our programming throughout the year included: Fall and Spring Welcome Reception for new International Students. Asian Awareness Week V.I.S.A. Olympics and Contests International Week NATIONALITY CLUBS African SU Indian SA Bangladeshi SA Indonesian SA Caribsa Korean SA Chinese-ASA Korean USA Club Creole Latinos En Accion Cuban-ASA Lebanese- ASA European SA Malaysian SA Filipino SA Pacific Bridge Friendship SA Persian Club German Club Russian Club Greek ASA Turkish SA Hellenic SA Vietnamese Sa Organizations 179 University Florida College Democrats Executive Committee to help make President Clinton ' s legislative agenda a reality. Our chapter maintains close ties to the Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee and our members are actively involved in the Alachua County campaign for the passage of President Clinton ' s Health Care Reform Proposal. Tomorrow College Democrats will continue to bring e lected officials and other political speakers to meetings and other campus events to address topics such as health care and other important local and national issues. The chapter also plans to send members as student delegates to future State Democratic Conventions. UF College Democrats plan to work on the upcoming 1994 Florida Gubernatorial and Congressional election campaigns. And College Democrats will, of course, continue to support President Clinton and his legis ative policies. Yesterday The University of Florida chapter of College Democrats is a charter member of College Democrats of College Democrats of America is the student arm of the Democratic Party and is comprised of 800 chapters nationwide. During the 1992 campaign, College Democrats of America members registered over 500,000 students to vote and played an active part the Clinton Gore campaign. The UF College Democrats chapter was instrumental in bringing the President Clinton and Vice President Gore to the University of Florida campus in October 1992. In addititon to campaigning for candidates on the national level, College Democrats provides opportunities for students to become involved in local and state campaigns as well. During the 1992 election year, UF College Democrats have campaigned for U.S. Senator Bob Graham, U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown and Karen Thurman and various other local officials. Some of our members have even served as delegates at the annual Florida Democratic Convention, Today College Democrats is the active voice for the Democratic Party at the University of Florida. College Democrats has the opportunity to work with the Democartic National Committee and the Alachua County Democratic 180 Executive Officers President: Anne Winefordner Vice President: Michael Weitzner Secretary: Kenneth Murena Treasurer: Sherry Ehrlich Standing Committees -Community Action -Debate and Speakers -Public Relations -Social Planning Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigning in 1992 on JWRU ' s North Lawn. Jesse Jackson speaks on the Plaza of the Americas in 1992. Organizations 181 A A A A A A A A A A A A Student council for Exceptional Children The Student Council for Children is for promoting disability awareness in the community. They host various programs and activities designed to people about individuals with disabilities. The does volunteer work in the community, attends state and national conferences, and serves the academic and career needs of future professionals in special education and related fields. President Kathryn Riley and chair Jeanne Leslie attending the 1993 annual conference of the Florida Federation Council for exceptional children with guest speaker, Homer Garza Horsedance. The Conference theme was multicultural diversity. Counselors include: Susan Brown Julie Gross Leslie Friedman Cheryl Jacobs Carlos Martinez Laura Wright Danielle Berger Amanda Miller Tracey Carroll Kristen Ryerson Kim Blanchard Jennifer Pankow Anne Davies Jesse Burgard Shana Hilk Rachel Selber Cheryl Jacobs schedules an appointment for career development. Director of Peer Counselors, Julie Gross, plans events for the annual retreat with Assistant Director, Rachel Selber. Faculty advisor, Tamara Martin talks with Peer Counselor Anne Davies. The peer counselors, located in 301 Peabody hall, are a group of students helping other Their goal is to assist students in adjusting to college life and to make informed about their future. Through individual advisement and small-group workshops, peer counselors review the career decision making process, helping students to make an informed career choice. The peer councelors also offer a cariety of workshops for all across campus. workshop topics in choosing a career, time, stress management, study skills, and adjusting to college. Peer Counselors It ' s not what you get it ' s what you G.I.V.E.. Gators Involved in Volunteer Evdeavors is an organization for OF students, staff, and faculty committed to community service. Their mission is to increase volunteerism on campus through various service projects including: Habitat for Humanity, Gainesville ' s St. Francis Soup Kitchen, and The March of Dimes, among many others. through GIVE not only leads to new friends, experiences, an d skills, but a great satisfaction for each and every individual who gives of themselves for the betterment of the world around them. Another Alachua Habitat For Home SPONSORING PARTNERS: BETTY Jo MAXWELL FORT MATANZAS NATIONAL MONUMENT SHOT is an organization to represent the healthcare needs of the of Florida students. SHOT informs students of services available at the Student Health Care Center, and helps maintain quality health care by linking students ti SHCC administration. Florida rotaract Association for Computing Machinery Objectivist The UF Objectivist Club is a group of students interested in the study of Ayn Rand ' s philosophy of Objectivism. Founded in 1990, the UF Objectivivst Club is the only philosophy club on campus. The Club presents video lectures by academic Objectivists, various social events, and hes broght guest speakers on such topics as Environmentalism, the Persian Gulf War, and Atlas Shrugged The Fountainhead, The club also publishes a monthly newsletter, The Individualist. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), student chapter is the preprofessional organization for the Computer Science Department. It is composed of graduate and undergraduate students from the Colleges of: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Business. The current membership consists of over 80 students. ACM ' s host the annual high school programming com- petition in conjunction with the Engineer ' s Fair.. ACM also provides to its members by putting together a resume book which is sent to companies and a course guide that is distributed during pre-registration. Other activities are end of the year picnic, CIS Department Awards Ceremony, and participation in college level programming contests. 184 Arnold Air Society Induction Ceremony of the Fall ' 94 new members. C 4C Craig Parisot pins the fourragere on C 4C John Borowski. THE MISSION OF ARNOLD AIR SOCIETY To create a more efficient relationship among Air Force Officer candidates, in particular, within AFROTC This provides opportunities for greater interaction among collegiate level Air Force Officer candidates and encourages increased communication with Air Force and leaders in national defense, government, and industry. To aid in the development of effective Air Force Officers. This provides expanded opportunities for Air Force Officer candidates to exercise leadership, management, organizational, and public relations skills. To further the purpose, traditions, and concepts of the United States Air Force. This provides opportunities for officer candidates to participate in campus and community service activities, demonstrating the close relationship between civilian and military institutions. One of the missions of the Arnold Air Society (AAS) is to pay tribute to our departed comrades, the POW MIAs. To recognize POW MIAs, the Dale Mabry Squadron of AAS is participating in Reveille and Retreat every Thursday, flying both the American and the POW MIA flags. The intent of this is to provide a quiet but constant reminder to both civilian and military personnel about the plight of our missing heroes: Let them not be our forgotten heroes. POW MIA table is set for the silent toast. 1994 Fall new members 185 Blue and Gold fourragere indicates membership. C Maj Joel Arnacs congratulates Valarie Troil on becoming an honorary member. The colors and symbolism of the Arnold Air Society apply to all Air Force personnel. The POW MIA plight is not an Air Force problem, nor is it a military problem. It is a problem for all who are proud to call themselves " American. " Gen. Doolittle ' s navigator, Col. Henry A. Potter autographs a book after speaking at the GATOR CON Military Banquet. AR- is a conference held for the area, latter dubbed GATOR CON. " Blue for the sky in which we fly, Gold for our wings and our mission, White for the purity of our intent, Red for the blood of our departed comrades. " 186 Air Force ROTC ARNOLD AIR SOCIETY MOTTO " The warrior who cultivates his mind polishes his arms. " The significance of the motto is: " We of the Air Force ROTC accept this motto as a challenge and pledge that in the future we shall, by diligent study and unrestrained effort, instruct and train ourselves so that each of us shall have the qualities and attributes essential to our progressive and continues development throughout our lifetimes as Officers of the United States Air Force. " A service project, Operation Masked Folly, AAS members passed out candy to children at the Oaks Mall. Dale Mabry was a University of Florida graduate who served in the first World War. He died a hero ' s death in February 1922 while commanding the United States ' first semi-rigid dirigible, the " Roma " , thus bringing honor to his country, his family, his school, and himself. The Dale Mabry Squadron of the Arnold Air Society was so named to give recognition to our departed alumnus for his gallantry and bravery. Favorite fundraising, CAR WASH! Air Force ROTC 187 Panhellenic Council The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the University of Florida sorority system. Our Panhellenic Council represents 16 national sororities and over 2,000 University of Florida women. Individual sorority chapters stress the high ideas of scholastic achievement, personal growth, and service to our community. The Panhellenic Council plays an active role in achieving these goals. In 1994, the Panhellenic Council participated in a number of service vents to benefit the commnity of Gainesville. Panhellenic Council co-sponsored the American Cancer Society ' s Jail and Bail, and with the help of members of the Greek community and the UF community as a whole, Panhellenic Council raised almost $17,000. Panhellenic participated in the March of Dimes Walk America, and in addition, members of the community have donated 800 hours of service to the Alachua County Girls Club. In 1993, members of Panhellenic Council dedicated over 1700 hours to service. Scholastic achievement is a main priority of the Panhellenic Council. The cumulative grade point averages of sorority women are consistently higher than the University average. Both the Panhellenic Council and individual chapters work to recognize achievement and to aid in scholastic growth. The Panhellenic Council is comprised of 18 divisions which work to promote the ideals throughout the system. These divisions focus on unifying the spirit by organizing seminars and service projects, and are vital to the effective government of our council. The Panhellenic Council at the University of Florida has been consistently as one of the top Panhellenic Councils in the nation. In both 1992 and 1993, the UF Panhellenic Council was named as the best in the Southeast, and in 1991, the University ' s Panhellenic Council was named second runner-up for overall excellence by the National Panhellenic Conference. THE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL CREED We, the undergraduate members of women ' s fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine social and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, the fraternity women of America, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live. PANHELLENIC COUNCIL Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Xi Delta Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Delta Phi Epsilon Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Sigma Sigma Pi Beta Phi Sigma Kappa Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter Presidents Jennifer Genco Jennifer Anderson Laurie Goodman Jennifer Moran Charlotte Azcuna Michele Saffell Kelly Jamieson Christina Rimmey Samantha Harris Christina Cabrera Heather Weeks Rachael Glaiber Dawn Besch Lynette Poulos Traci London Kristine Santa-Coloma Panhellenic Executive Board Officers Susan Kennedy President Executive Vice President Administrative Vice President Membership Vice President Secretary Treasurer Dalia Baseman Aubrey Balch Trish Knowles Kirsten Lindquist Donna Potter Panhellenic Delegates Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Xi Delta Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Delta Phi Epsilon Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Sigma Sigma Pi Beta Phi Sigma Kappa Zeta Tau Alpha Shannon Pittman Sophie Mitchell Vicki Zingarelli Dawn Trencher Allison Williams Missy Hernandez Jessica Green Jodi Romanelli Janine Kucaba Molly Mateer Katarina Edstrom Brandi Forman Krista Klopfenstei Gillian Stewart Anna O ' Neil Panhellenic Directors Activities Review Board Alcohol Education Alcohol Policies Awards Cultural Lifestyle Diversity Fraternal Excellence Housing Resource Intramurals Junior Panhellenic NPC NPHC Public Relations Publications SAME Scholarship Service Social Soliciations Women ' s Affairs Jenn Noel Audra Berg Corie Groger Whitney Lang Laurel Moore Whitney Fuller Heather Weeks Aimee Turner Samantha Riggle MaryAnn Garbowski Gabrielle Andres Dara Simon Gabrielle Malman Laura Anne Bergquist Nicole Augustine Debbie Plocar Sophie Mitchell Emily Sills 190 Panhellenic Council Florida Blue Key Leadership Honoary Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary is the University of Florida ' s oldest and most distinguished leadership organization. Founded in 1923, Florida Blue Key has established itself as the recognized society of leaders and achievers within the state of Florida. FBK is proud to claim distinguished alumni throughout the state including Gov. Lawton Chiles, Lt. Gov. Buddy McKay, U.S. Senator Robert Graham and UF ' s footbal coach Steve Spurrier. The organization is well known for its contributions to the University of Florida, the Gainesville community and the state of Florida. These contributions include Gator Growl , Homecoming and seventeen different divisions providing a wide variety of activities and events. These activities and events are staffed by full-time students who give their time, energy and efforts to serve Florida Blue Key, the University of Florida and the Gainesville community. Since 1923, Florida Blue Key has been a collection of the University of Florida ' s finest leaders from a wide variety of campus areas such as student goverment, athletics and student services. Not only do Florida Blue Key members demonstrate excellence while students at the University of Florida, but also when they become OF alumni and move on into professional life. Florida Blue Key Officers Office President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Historian Alumni Sec. Fall 1993 Bruce Harris Jon Pavony John Dotto Elisha Cohen Todd Jones Dr. Frank Maturo Spring 1994 Ed Jennings, Jr. Jason Cherner Chris Nash Steve Diebenow Jill Barnholtz Dr. Frank Maturo 191 Interfraternity Council Interfraternity Council serves as the representative body for the twenty-four fraternities that are at the University of Florida. The council tries to promote leadership and the image of Greeks throughout the community. Some major philanthropies that IFC sponsors are a Battle of the Bands and a blood drive once a semester. In addition, IFC has various divi- sions which serve to educate, promote Greek life, and various other areas. 192 Inter-Frat Council Beta Beta Eta Sigma was established as an Honor Society at the University of Florida in November of 1980. The organization was conceived by a group of students and faculty members who wanted enhance the like and image of Black students. The purpose of Beta Eta Sigma is threefold. First, to recognize outstanding academic achievement by Black second, to foster and commend high standards of character, and a spirit of fellowship among all members; third, to render academic and related services to the University and surrounding community. We ahve participated in various activities in previous years. We have been involved in tutorial services, charity the collection of canned goods for the neddy, the of a leadership retreat for high school students, and social gatherings with the faculty and staff at the University. We look forward to our continued growth and commitment to the goals and ideals under which the organization was founded. It is easy to become a member of Beta Eta Sigma if you are serious in terms of studying. However, the difficulty or challenge comes in being an active menber. It takes It involves not only attending meetings but participating in all activities. We are each uniquely talented and have much to offer. Vax Unlimited VAX Unlimited began in October of 1992 with a small and quiet membership that helped establish our presense. Our formal purposes are to establish and support a venue for learning and teaching about the computing environment, to enhance the free exchange of information, and to provide the public with support and quality programs. In 1993-94 VAX U. embarked on a series of successful fundraising, service, and social events, most notably the series of classes designed to teach students to use the CIRCA VAX Cluster for E-mail, programming, and general use. Our has nearly tripled since the beginning of the fall Membership is open to anyone with a VAX account. 1993-1994 Executive Board Steve Morgan, President Steve Kuck, Vice-President Sheryl Andersen, Secretary Treasurer Ben Ostrowsky, Co-Historian Erin Kenyon, Co-Historian Sheryl Klein, Social Committee Chair Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association The Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association is an extension of Phi Theta Kappa, the honorary society at two-year colleges. Students who were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at a two-year institution can become part of the Alumni Association by filling out a transfer application. All other student can become members of Epsilon through honorary membership, which is based on participation in Epsilon activities. Epsilon is a service organization whose primary objective is to assist transfer students in their transition to UF This objective is accomplished through scholarships, and leadership Epsilon also stresses service to the community and, accordingly, engages in numerous service activities on and off campus. Pleas call our office, 392-1665 Ext. 426, for more information or stop by room 326 on the third floor on the Reitz Union. Team Florida Lacrosse Club Team Florida is a cycling club whose pupose is to promote the sport of bicycle racing and bicycle safety. Membership is around 30 members and each year the team competes against schools in the southeast. Florida placed second in last year ' s southeast Collegiate Conference, beating traditional powerhouses, Clemson, Ga. State and Auburn. As a result, qualified and competed in the Collegiate National Road Championships in Boston Mass. against 120 other teams from schools such as: Colorado, California and Indiana. The Florida Lacrosse Club was founded in 1973 the the of Florida. The lacrosse club competes in the Florida Lacrosse league, which consists of various college clubs and mens clubs throughout the state. The Lacrosse Club is partially funded by the Recreational Sports Program and partialy from the members themselves. The team consists of many different skill levels because there are no tryouts. The club usually plays between 15 and 20 games a year, which includes some and also the College Club League Championships. The Florida Lacrosse Club has finished runner-up the last 2 years to an old arch rival FSU. The club continues to grow in popularity and success as lacrosse gains more recognition. Officers 1993-1994 President Randy Kerr V President Dave Barkoe Treasurer Joe Beucher Secretary Toby Hemphiu 195 Equestrian Club ' Team Sailing Team The Florida Equestrian Club is a Sports recreation club. participate in both social and horse related The equestrian club sponsors the equestrian team which travels to other colleges in the region to compete. The Florida Equestrian club even hosts its own intercollegiate horse show. Front: Travis (dog), J Weise, T Weaver, C Deagan, M Molina Back: L Carroll, Coach Karen Wishard, R Morrison, B Lackey, L Shultze, M Callahan, K Roberts, C Volinsky, C Johnson, B Spurlin, A Nelson, M Cox, A Altman Collegiate Living organization The Collegiate Living Organization is a unique alternative to both on campus and apartment living. Our student run Co-op provides more than just a place to sleep. In addition to providing meals, it is a place where students at UF can enhance their education by learning coo peration skills and by exploring the world through our constant stream of foreign exchange students.Although it looks like a dorm, it feels like a home. Christian Campus Minis Christian Campus House, the location of this ministry is made available to UF students affiliated with this organization. Each Monday at 6pm, students are served a home cooked meal cost free. This is followed by Bible study, discussion of current campus, national, and international issues impacting the lives of students. During the week, other informal activities are conducted by the group or by small groups as planned. In its 17th year, Christian Campus House has been attended by students interested in living life at its best. First Lutheran Campus Ministry In the midst of all the changes that take place during the college years, it is goos to see and share the unchanging love of God in Christ. First Lutheran Church (1801 NW 5th Ave.) is a place where many students meet to hear again how the God who loved and chose them at their baptism still loves and choses them today. We worship our Lord every Sunday at 8:30 and 11 am (with lunch following the late service) and study the Bible every Wednesday at pm. Social activities, intramurals, and service projects are also regular items on our calendar. Latter-Day Saints Student Association The main purpose of the Latter-day Saint Student Association is to meet the spiritual and social needs of its members. Religious classes are held every week covering topics such as the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and Church History. We also sponsor service activities, missionary activities and fun events, like dances, rafting trips, bike rides, cook-outs and sports. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship The vision of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is to build collegiate fellowships which engage their colleges in all of their ethnic diversity with the gospel of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to accept His invitation to follow Him into a life of Christian discipleship. InterVarsity also seeks to develop who embody Biblical values. At OF we meet weekly as a chapter in the Reitz Union and throughout the week on and off campus in small groups to learn more about Jesus Christ and to enjoy each others social function, " Regressive Dinner, " Lloyd Woolsey, Brian Sanders, Shad Smith, Jonathan French, Brett Hensley, Eric Koenig Baha ' i Association The OF Baha ' i Association promotes race unity, the equality of the sexes, the oneness of religion and ethnic diversity on campus. Baha ' i members come from diverse religious, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Chi Alpha, a national organization for students in higher is committed to a Christian lifestyle of worship, fellowship,discipleship, and witness. Chi Alpha equips students to live according to Jesus Christ ' s teachings. The five parts of Chi Alpha ' s missions are: worship, prayer, fellowship, discipleship, and witness. This exciting and dynamic group meets weekly to glorify Jesus Christ. Through fellowship we praise Jesus Christ and lift each other up. Coordinatin g events, such as the Christian Olympics, with other Christian organizations is one way we as Christians stand together for Jesus Christ. Chi Alpha Chi Alpha is open to all interest students. Chi Alpha is committed to shring Jesus Christ with the college community. jet Skiing Club Photos : Adam Boulton Pride of the sunshine A A A AAA A A A A AAA A AA A A A A Student government The University of Florida Student Government speaks and acts in the interests of the students to promote an academic and extracurricular environment that will most benefit the Uf student. This organization exists because of the trust students have placed in it over the years, a trust that exists because Student Government is run strictly by students for the stu- dents. Involvement in SG means taking responcibility for the welfare of your fellow students. SG is a great oppurtunity to mold UF into a forum that benefits yourself and others. The executive branch includes the offices of President, Vice- President, and treasurer, as well as 20 cabinets. Also into this branch are SG Productions and ACCENT. The legislative branch is comprised of SG Senate. The legislative body represents the students on and off campus. There are a total of 80 senators. The deciding factor of penal matters in SG is the Judicial branch which consists of the Honor Court, Traffic Court, Campus Conduct Committtee and the Residense Hall Conduct Board. SG is am organization full of student tradition; it has been at UF since 1909. UFSG is the second largest student government in the nation, working eith a six million dollar budget. 204 Cabinets: Course Guide Planning Campus Involvement Career Development Community Affairs Political Affairs disAbility Affairs Environmental Affairs External Affairs and Solications Graduate Student Affairs Health Housing Multicultural Affairs Publications Public Relations Bloc Seating Programming Student Advocacy Transportation and Security Woman ' s Affairs LisaMarie Freitas David Lancz Alex Rose Jose Fernandez Bobby DuBose Rob Alberts Lisa DeRosa Derek Bruce Adrienne Cox Mike Wachholz Cameron Dezfulian Chris Hatfield Flo Porcincula Christopher Todd Beth Voyik Dan Fishbein Jim Thomas Adi Auer Josh Urbanski Amie Riggle greek life gator style Gamma Iota Alpha Chi Omega Lassie Gookbread Black Muscular Dystrophy Alpha Delta Pi Ronald McDonald House Alpha Epsilon Phi Chaim Sheba MEdical Center secret society women. in 1851 at ge in Macon, georgia colors are fall and spring. ation holds race. mega Chi Omega was founded in 1895 and chartered at OF in 1948. The Eta Delta chapter colors are cardinal and straw. Chi-O ' s philanthropy is the American Heart Association. Chi Omega is the largest Greek women ' s sorority. Eleanor Roosevelt was a Chi-0 The members of Delta Delta Delta host their annual philanthropy, Dolphin Daze, every spring semester to help Stop Children ' s Cancer. They kick off the week with a field day, continue with a pancake breakfast along with a pancake pounding contest, and end with a band blowout. Over 150 members strong, the Alpha Psi chapter raises an average $3,000 for the cause every year. by: Kelly alpha omicron pi chi omega delta delta delta delta gamma gamma theta chapter joan lunden donna mills and chartered pink and blue are the colors of the Gamma Theta chapter. This group of Sight Conservation delta phi epsilon blue key kappa alpha theta guardian ad litem alumni Amy Grant rue s ;; Kappa Delta was founded in 189 and chart d at OF in 1948. The Beta Pi chapter colors are olive green and pearl white. Kay Dee ' s is the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Kappa Delta was one of the first chapters at U.F. Alumni include Pearl S. Buck and former Miss America Debbie Kappa Kappa Gamma epsilon phi and the first have a national magazine ni actress Candace Bergan and news anchorwoman Jane Pauley. Pi beta phi is the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Pi Beta Phi was the first organization of college women founded as a national sororit . alumni include exercise Jane Fonda and actress Susan Lucci civil and community affairs and providing strong leadership body. Lambda Rho Chapter Sigma Gamma Rho on same ova founders by maid highest scholastic predominately taking an active Each year, Zeta Tau Alpha has its philanthropy " Zeta Linedance " to ' benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Each participating fraternity, along with its four Zeta coaches, competes in a line dance and several other activities. This year, the University of Florida crowned the third consecutive Zeta Tau Alpha Homecoming Queen, Paula Bryan. campus ac dedication make the sister extremely pro Some fa Colors: Ste Torquoise Blue Flower: White Vi Symbol 5-pointed Mascot: Zebra by: Chrisy Sueras AKA Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. The colors of the chapter are salmon pink and apple green. The national focus of the sorority includes, education, the black family, arts, health, and world community. On a local level, the sorority tutors at Elementary School and time at the St. Francis House and Alachua Nursing Center. alt IL) 217 The brothers of Phi Gamma chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi take great pride in their many achievements from and athletics to campus politics and a strong social life. AEPi — It ' s not just four years it ' s a commitment for life. Alpha Gamma Rho offers many portunities. AGR ' s are heavily involved with campus leadership activities, development and social The brothers of AGR also academically and athletically. alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was the first inter-collegiate Greek lettered established for black college students. It was founded at Cornell University in 1906. Some of their brothers include Jessee Owens, E.B. Dubois and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Theta Sigma Chapter participates with the " Go to Highschool. Go to College " program and acts as mentors for students at Westwood Middle School. This is also known for being one of the best stepping fraternities in the region of the U.S. 3 Chi Phi Judge Parker Lee McDonald Robert and Aldus Cody Bruton - Geer law building anderson hall Delta friend Fromm elude Judge Supreme Court Cody, campus after such a elude the Bruton-Geer law building and Anderson Hall The chapter colors are scarlet and blue. kappa alpha psi moncrief rowe anderson keny bynes danny darrian goodman owen ricketts delvon anderson kirk trenchfield fred ashford franz wakefield cleon brown mike ramiriez bobby dubose david gamer ed jennings phi delta theta Friendship, knowledge, service, morality and excellence are the and guiding forces of Phi Gamma Delta. Their goal is the personal of each brother, using their values as a guide within the unique opportunity which the experience provides. The secret society of Phi Gamma Delta was founded in 1848 based on values and a commitment to persistence. phi kappa tau jeremy campos pi kappa alpha phi gamma delta phi kappa tau pi kappa alpha In proud Florida Delta New Member Program. tradition, Pi Lambda Phi received We are looking forward recognition from nationals for to another successful year at Most Improved Chapter and Best Phi Lambda Phi. Community Service Project. Diversity breeds The University or Florida stability... recognised Pi Lambda Phi for Fraternally, Most Improved Chapter and Best Todd Cielo, President Sigma Chi is continually ing its reputation of excellence. For over 65 years they have been carrying on the tradition of brotherhood in a manner that makes them proud to be Sigma Chi ' s. The chapter is among the top chapters in the nation as well as on the OF campus, as evidenced by their consistent top placement in athletics, philanthropy an program Couple base, Sigma Nu has the benefits of ' bo an old and new chapter. Also in the Spring, Sigma Nu implemented the LEAD (Leadership, Ethics. Achievement and Development) program, an innovative educational to system, integrating initiates, new the University of Florida. members, alumni and the National by: Stefan Gleason, President Florida Alpha chapter is fraternity on campus. Unity the chapter has earned Sigma Phi Epsilon the Buddy McKay award for the best fraternity overall. During the fall semester, the fraternity combined a date function with its philanthropy, Surf Frenzy. tau epsilon phi theta chi active members and 34 pledges lowed the tradition of performing a with a Bicycle Race to the Shands I lospital Burn Center. The Fraternity also offered a non-greek scholarship to an entering freshman. The brothers held their annual Alumni Founders weekend in April. Last summer Theta Chi added a deck and tiki bar to their backyard, an important addition to the house fun athletics 229 231 p 233 T I 235 N V I seniors Amber Abare Julia Abel Lauren Abrahams Candice Abrams Gary Abramson Brian Abugel Stacey Ackman Basil Akin Paige Alberson Richard Albertini Manny Alcantara Jael Aldunate Marycely Alessi Sarah Alford Gregory Alperstein Deepa Amlani Grag Anderson Latonya Anderson Leslie Anderson Todd Anderson Darrell Andrews Jamie Andrews Jennifer Anglim Zeina Antar Jill Anthony SENIORS! 1993-94 242 SENIORS! 1993-94 Melissa Antoniadis Marcela Aparicio Tracy Arace Elsa Arellano David Aring Carlos Arguello Claudia Arguello Christopher Arnold Willie Arnold, Jr Bartley Arrington Shana Asbell Tomeiko Ashford Ryan Askeland Edward Aste Brett Atkinson Majorie Augenblick Aaron Austin Susan Austin William Bailey Ava Barnett Richard Barnett David Barnhart David Barnhill Raymond Barsaloux Eric Barrett 243 SENIORS! 1993-94 Adam Jeffrey Dawn Steph George Beasley Rebeca Denise Donna Scott Adam Benilous Lawrence Johanna Michael Stacey Dion Bentley Sharon Robin Brett Brent Lawrence Beutlich Antonio Billett Kirsten Birkett Shannon Bizzell Ashley Black Kelly Blalock SENIORS! 1993=94 Ted Blanchard Jennifer Blankenship Susan Blaydes Elisa Blynn Jennifer Blyth Linda Boederfeld Justin Bode Kristin Boggs Todd Bonlarron Ivy Bolner Robert Boos Paul Boron Chad Bowen Brodie Bowman Anne Braddy Martha Bradfield Lisa Brady Evans Branch Michael Brannan Rosaline Brave Luis Bravo Jeffrey Braxton Florida Bridgewater Rhonda-Joy Bronson Jason Broom 245 SENIORS! 1993-94 Vickie 41 Brown Michael Bruda Kevin Bruning Londrea Bryant June Buchanan Beverly Brenda Charlette Meredith Traci Burnett Anne Leslie Michael Luis Deborah Campbell Diane Campbell Donna Campisi Todd Card Kimberly Carr Celeste Brotherson Edward Brown Leathisha Brown Marcian Brown Travis Brown 246 SENIORS! 1993-94 Melinda Cascioli Mark Cassetta Alonso Castillo Lissette Castillo Aron Ceely Carla Centeno Dominick Centi Anthony Cha Alfredo Chang Stephen Charla David Chayes Ken Chin Mei Chong Harry Chow Brad Christian Tee Chuah Karl Chuck Jeana Chun Tricia Chung David Ciampini Deidre Ciraco Gary Civitella Annmarie Clark Brett Clarke Michael Clark 247 SENIORS! 1993-94 Tamara Clarke Troy Clark Valerie Clark Wendy Clark Scott Close Gary Bradley Adam Deborah Sandra Cohen Christopher Heather Jeffrey Kiersten George Condorodis Donna Jean Jeanette Christine Eric Anna Cook Karin Cook Timothy Coons Shelbey Cooper Erika Cornelius Kendra Covey 248 SENIORS! 1993-94 John Cox Eric Crawford John Crestani Veronica Crus Patricia Cuero Carrie Cunning ham Tara Cunningham Wendy Cusick Danicet Cura Gregory D ' Angio Katherine Danias Anne-Kathryn Daniel Lori Dantini Carla Davis Christine Davis I Christy Davis Douglas Davidson Gabrielle Davis Marietta Davis Michelle Davis Debra Dawkins Jennifer De Fini Sylvie De Leon Francisco De Pablo Gregory Deangelo 249 SENIORS! 1993-94 Shaunda Blaise Fatima Richard Brian Desanto James Roxanna Dale Richard Anthony Dielidue Kristin Darrin Dodd Lisa Anthony Dimarino Darin Toan Yolanda Kimberly Susan Dodd Laurie Jeaneen Mark T Edward Amy Doshi 250 SENIORS! 1993-94 Jamie Dombchik Cecilia Dominguez Gina Domizio Kellyann Donahue Amy Donohue Kevin Dooley James Douglas Cyaandi Dove Marci Doyle Laura Dpivey Aaron A Haesler Myra Drew Tracy Duany Dawn Dubois Cynthia Duncan Jeannette Duncan Brian Durning Carol Dutra Laura Dykstra John Dziuba Robyn Earley Eric Ebuen David Eckhardt Michael Edenfield Melissa Egan 251 David Eichelberger Gina Eisenbrandt Bridgette Michael Ellis Wanda Ellis Christie Engel Roy David Erickson Laura Jennifer Thembi Evans David Fairman Kelly Farrell Tonya Farrens Zakaryae Darcy Paige Faust Karen Jason Lisa Tracy Fein Michelle Ferguson Juan Carlos Deborah Chris Debra Sinisa Firic 252 SENIOR! 993-94 Kari Fisher Michelle Fisher Heather Fitzgerald Kris Fleischacker James Fletcher Jason Foglia Annie Fourcart Fabiola Forges Farzin Foruhari Kelly Foss Jennifer Fowler Lisamarie Freitas John Friend Camilla Friberg Kelli Fritz David Fuentes Paul Fuchs Daniel Furman Ryan Gadapee Susan Gailey David Gainer Marcia Gallardo Diana Gandia Mary Louise Gar brick Maria Garcia 253 SENIORS! 1993-94 Cristina Heather Heather Jeffrey Josh Geary Silvana Brent Tony Martha Scott Giordano Heath Gladstone Colleen Gleason Sabrina Gmerek Honey Goddwin M. Odette Godin Lesly Robin Ernesto Ivy Alejandro Gonzales Sharon Carolyn Lisa Dianne Kathleen Granzeier 254 F SENIORS! 1993-94 Marie Gravel Christie Gravett Cynthia Gray Robin Gray Chantell Green Angelica Greene Tangela Griffin Kelley Grissom Glenn Gruber Fernando Guerrero Cary Guffey Tony Guice Nichole Gutwein Terry Ann Gyuricsko Wendy Haapala Tammy Hacker George Hackney Casey Hadges Brian Hager Cynthia Haight Polly Haines Krista Hair Rayme Halber John Haley Audie Ham 255 I. SENIORS! 1993-94 Sakib Jennifer Katherine Richard Pascale Harrison Cheryl Harper Scheryl Harper Gayle Hartsig Dean Harvin Stacey Haskell Kristen Haughwout Kimberly Hawken Sandy Hawkins Arzella Hawthorne Tami Haynes Julie Scott Holly Alexandra Heidi Helfeldt Amelia Nancy Monica Adrianna Herbert 256 SENIORS! 1993-94 Gregory Herbig Michael Heron James Herren Ingrid Herrmann Brett Hewitt Jerry Heykoop Amy Hickman Lyn Hicks Heather Higgins Jason Hill Tanya Hiller Nancy Hoban Ingrid Hoden Rachel Hodges David Hoenigmann Jeffrey Holiman Anthony Hollis Laura Holtel Michael Holter Laura Holtzman Regine Honore Jennifer Hornsby Anastasia Hotchkiss Tonya Howard 257 Kelly Christopher Victoria Janet James Hughes Monique Ashley Helene Marisa Mark Irwin Robert Irwin Stacy Isenburg Laura Izquierdo Jeanine Jackson Marilyn Jackson Melissa Roy David Howard Leslie Joyce Jarufe Mia Jattuso Danielle Johnson Tammy Johnson Deborah Johns Frank Jon Dauch SENIORS! 1993-94 258 SENIORS! 1993-94 Kimberly Jones Steven Jones Corinne Joubert Carla Jules Rosemary Julmiste Reynol Junco William Jung Alison Justice Lizette Kabak Jesse Kabaservice Janet Kabry Julie Kalish Phaik Kang Sari Kai pel Kimberly Karr J. Alex Katz Leslie Kaufman Jack Keller Sandra Kellett Carl Kelley Jennifer Kendall Marguerite Kennedy Natalie Kennedy Rebecca Kenard Susan Kennedy 259 SENIORS! 1993-94 Michael Keown Ana-Beatriz Kidd Jill Kijowski Kathryn Kiltie Craig Kimberley Heather Kippenberger Leah Kirklin Jeffrey Kissinger Lincoln Khan Mahwash Khan Troy Klein Olaf Klesse Valli Klett Kent Knox Natalie Koch Terri Koch Michele Kohn Carol Kolde Dascha Korn Buzz Korth Tiffany Kracht Christina Krywucki Jennifer Kukla Paul Kurrasch Mazen Labban 260 SENIORS! 1993-94 Susan Lehrman Michael Lamar Linda Lamey Julie Lambdin Lindsey Lander Jessica Lapalme Victoria Larson Robin Lasser Erin Latham Sara Lauher Cindi Lawshe Stephanie Layton Cynthia Lee Mishel Leibovitz Raymond Leitz Mattheu Leitner Lance Lessard Alison Levy Karen Levy Amy Lewis Christina Lewis James Ley Mindy Liebman Melissa Liberman Stefanie Lieberman 261. SENIORS! 1 993-94 Pamela Sheri Jennifer Lynn Joseph Lombara Jose Lopez Christian Lops Karen Louviere Kari Lubnow Gerald Lucas Douglas Jason Iris Karen Tricia Lundie Travis Lynch Lauren Macauley Frank Mackoul Amy Macneill Suresh Maddula Teresa Milton David Belquis Kurt Malphurs 262 SENIORS! 1993-94 Jennifer Mandelion Scott Manning Victor Manocchio Lisa Markland Jovil Martin Michael Martin Kristi Martinez Amy Martz Aabram Marsh Fleur Masters Shawn Masur Lora Matheny Kimberly Matson Kenya McClain Myron McCloud David McCollister James McCormick Kevin McDonald Kristi McDowell James McGee Joe McGinnis Matthew McGowan Tara McIntosh Kristin McKeon Stacy McKnight 263 Nancy Eric Maria Joanie Andrea Meyers Matthew Bridget Laura Kathleen Judy McRoberts Bernadine Tara Matthew Ilana Patrick Minor John Lashawn Andrew Beth Sherri Moody Gregory Matthew Sharon Terri Morris SENIORS! 1993-94 264 SENIORS! 1993-94 Monet Moshier Lelainya Moss Amy Moulden Firmino Mucavele Gretchen Mulholland Cassandra Mumby Carmen Munoz Patricio Munoz Yukiko Muraoka April Murena Gerald Murphy Steven Murphy Catherine Murray Christine Musial Patrina Myles Jorge Naranjo Venket Narayanan Steven Nason Vanessa Nelson Rachel Newman Kenneth Nicholas Julie Nickerson Vinh-Loc Nguyen Yuvora Nong Christina North 265 SENIORS! 1993-94 Pedro Nunez Erin O ' Connor Elizabeth O ' Dell Julie Okamoto Stacey Oliver Sarah Jill Alan James Rosamelia Ostolaza Bryan OuIton Keith Owens Linda Owens Wendy Pabian Ghedy Page Yeh Carolina Anthony Louis Patrice Parke Patricia Vera Karen Steven Jennifer Passmore 266 SENIOR 1993-94 Constanza Pastrana-Frase Paulette Pasternak Yoriko Pasteur Naren Patel Seema Patel Janel Patterson Wanda Patterson Royce Pauley Denise Pavek Deborah Ann Payne Edward Pearson Paul Pearson Peyton Peebles Mark Peine Jeannine Pelaez Maryann Pendergast Hilda Perez Olga Perez Ruben Perez Tutita Perez Jaimon Perry Takela Perry Jennifer Peterson David Petrilli Robert Pettie 267 SENIORS! 1993-94 Paulette William Craig Agnieszka Kim Plain John Christa Anisa Michael Khalid Raji Carrie Ronald Peter Marius John Rawicz Mary Shifa Robert Laura Amy Popelka Laura Ted Pam Shirley Melissa Prue 268 SENIORS! 1993-94 Joseph Reechi Sharon Register Vince Regan Timothy Reiber Stacie Reid GeourgneRReeililLrt Michael Reiter Matthew Remsen Tami Rennie John Ressler Lila Ressler Rene Reyes-Zelaya Christian Rhea Julie Rice Steven Rice Andrew Richardson Donna Rieper Mary Anne Riggins Aneel Rijwani Sofia Rincon Denis Riordan Franklin Rios Julieta Rios Silvia Rios SENIORS! 1993-94 Waldeskiev Kelley Alex Heather Jonathan Roberts Mari Kurt Debra Susan Sylvia Rodriguez Byron Christopher Brian Rebecca Jill Rothchild Michael Candace Joseph Beth Shannon Ruby Jacob Carmen Terri Ann Patricia Lynelle Saari 270 Beatriz Sabates Brian Sadofsky Sylvia Sadofsky-Saaveda Martin Salcedo Afsaneh Salehi Lisa Salvati Kathryn Samuels Elmer Sanchez Jennifer Sanders Ramchand Sanhai Wendy Sanhai Aidy Santana Theodore Santiesteban CM Anthony Sanzone Ellaine Sapin Suzanne Sarris Leonard Sasso Deanna Saulsby Jay Schleuning Michael Schulte Zachary Schiffman Stacey Schleifer Lisa Schmitt Randolph Schmitt John Schnedl SENIORS! 1993-94 271 Charles Kristine Chard Lynda Scott Schwaner Patricia Jenny Leonard Mike Roland Scott Rachel Gregory Damaris Teguh Lisa Serenko Lauren Margie Ali Nadeem Kristie Shaw Gay Lynn Michael Stacy Jonathan William Siegrist SENIORS! 1993-94 272 SENIORS! 1993-94 Susan Siera Gina Sierra Bartholomew Siciliano Rebecca Sikes Holly Silber Joanie Silverberg Nancy Simon Kristina Simonson Catherine Sims Lisa Simmons Janas Sinclair Jarrett Singer Sue Singh Robin Singleton Oriska Singleton Long Samson Sit Robert Siragusa Mark Skaggs Basilios Skoundridakis Caryn Slovenski Paulet Smart Lisa Smith Sharon Smith Shirena Smith Robert Smith 273 SENIORS! 1993-94 Robert John Rachel Thomas Diedre Spayd Lisa Marc Shaun Jon Meredith Sonson Arquecia Lana Eva Junie Avernelle Stanley Michael Starkey Deborah Stein Richard Ryan Mona Sterlacci Rebekah Robert Susan Katrina Cory Strolla SENIORS! 1993-94 Jodi Strosberg Leslie Stuart Luis Suarez Kavitha Sundar Miseon Sung Glenis Sutton Naoko Suzuki Omar Sweeney Raymond Sweet Valencia Sydney Kirsten Tallbacka Anita Talbot Jill Tallman Boonkhiong Tan Heater Tannler James Tapscott Dawn Tatum Mauricio Tavares David Taylor Leah Taylor Tucker Taylor Vesper Teaster Rosemary Ten Carlina Terrana Laura Tew 275 SENIORS! 1993-94 Cannon Theresa Kristin Thomas Vonda Thomas Lore Thornhill Chris Tindale Joe Janice Douglas Darren Tina Anne Torning Valarie Lisa David Travis James Turner Scott Tyler Hiroshi Ueda Rene Urbina Robin Vail Kristi Valdez Richard Jennifer Denise Mirisasha Coralena Velsen 276 SENIORS! 1993-94 Gisela Viera Kristine Viksnins J.Suzette Villareal Eloy Villasuso Suzanne Vincent Rachel Vinocur Tara Vinson Joan English Von Dauch Frank Von Dauch Kipp Vugteveen Adam Waldman Shannon Waldron Christine Walker Constance Walker Johnny Walker Meshon Walker Debbie Wallen Patricia Walsh Jerry Walton Evan Ziegler Heather Wagaman Christy Wagner William Wahl Michele Waite Terrilynn Walsh 277 SENIORS ORS! 1993-94 Jennifer Elizabeth Christopher Deanne Gena Weatherfield Nicole Scott Joshua Karen Ami Weintraub David Heather Paula Leo Richard Whittingslow Jason Jason Valencia Wende Sean Wetherington Elliott Brian Lorie Laura Brandy Williams 278 SENIORS! 1993-94 Michelle Williams Thomas Williams Wendy Williams Machelle Williams Chatherine Wilmot Wayne Wishart Scott Wilson Jennifer Wolfe Kevin Wolszczak Stacy Wood Jason Woodmansee Glenn Workman Monica Yadav Olukemi Yai Steven Yap Paul Yatsko Shanna Yonkosky Sandra Yoraschek Donni Young Richard Young Torrance Zellner Christopher Zelman Victor Zerpa Jenny Zhang Vladimir Zidovec 279 RANDY KEITH NEIL, ECONOMICS Randy, Congratulations on graduating from the University of Florida On August 7, 1993. We are very proud of you. " Good Luck " at Life College. Love, Dad, Mom, Sharon Congratulations 1993-94 Seniors! 280 yearbook staff would like to thank Student Government Student Govt Finance John Cantlon Carl Wolf Studios Pentagon Publishing Sonny Balogh Reitz Union Reservations Desk Herb Press and AVS Creative Services Special Thanks To The Super People in UF ' s Sports Information Department: Harriette Peebles, Steve McClain Mary Howard, Steve Shaff COLOPHON The 1994 TOWER Yearbook is the 12th edition of the official yearbook of the University of Florida. It was printed using offset lithorgraphy by Josten ' s American Yearbook Company in Clarksville, TN. The 288 page book has a trim size of 9x12, printed on 100 pound gloss finish paper. The copy print styles varies by section according to the preference of the section editor. Senior Portraits were taken by Carl Wolf Studio, 1-800-969-1338. 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