University of Florida - Tower Seminole Yearbook (Gainesville, FL)
- Class of 1995
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This Page Intentionally Left Blank Reviewing a day in the life of any student at OF will prove that fitting together everything that must be done is truly a From going to class, to making it to work on time, to squeezing in a few hours of studying before zonking out, forming a schedule that functions is nearly impossible. If extracurricular activities such as athletics or particapation in an organization are added to the word bank the puzzle ' s degree of difficulty soars. Nonetheless, Gators accept the challenge day after day and somehow complete the puzzle while keeping their sanity. Well, as best as can be expected. Theme 2 even coaches celebrate when plays are executed flawlessly. dents are offered a great chance to network at the Career Expo. organizations play an important role on campus. college experience includes such things as doing your own laundry. awgs in the Swamp? OF-GA was played in Gainesville in 1994. is student heads to class in the jour journalism building. Theme 3 could clobberaying in the mud? Welcome that bird with both come to Mudfest ' 95 hands behind his back. The where it was fun to covered Gators followed suit. Gators are headed into overtime after the SEC title once again. V nturyampus Tower. It comstanmdsemorates at the middle UF ' s 100th birthday. University of Florida has many that are well preserved; they filled in the jigsaw border of UF in 1995 without The old and new fall in around campus as though there weren ' t a years ' time between them. Bui ldings are completed and many without disrupting the elegance of the old. UF dates from 1853, while the technology and student population have grown immensely since that time, the general ideals remain the same. Each student strives to achieve the academic excellence the university is known for; in return every Gator improves and strengthens the base on which UF was founded. Theme Opening 6 o, just how does it all fit together? Just as every student has to pull their schedule together, every part of that schedule must be thought out, organized and produced. From Saturday after noons in the Swamp to weekday evening speakers, campus is in constant motion. People volunteer hundreds of hours to develop smooth running productions. Organizations such as Student Government Productions, Accent, UAA, and Florida Blue Key, to name a few, require so much time and energy it is a wonder how one has anything left for classes and studying. Yet, they manage, often extremely well, to pull it all together for themselves and others. Lawton Chiles made an appearance at the Homecoming parade. strike Force preforms a skit at the Plaza of the Americas. etting a ticket on campus is a common but fun occurance. aseball season was in full swing by February despite cool temperatures. hhh, the joys of Park-N-Ride. Many students share this shuttlers opinion. Re Tonal Transit System Opening 7 yearbook is a commemorative collection of students lives on and around campus throughout a year. Websters defines a yearbook as, " a book giving data of the preceding year. " Tower 1995 strives to do more than just record events that happened at UF this year. Each student should relive the year with guidance through the articles and photographs. Afterall, if it weren ' t for each and every person, whether professor, staff, student, or administrator, associated with UF in Fall 1994 through 1995 there would not be anything to record. Tower is an album that is to be an instagator of fond memories which otherwise may drop by the wayside in the hustle and bustle of the " real world. " Upon graduation a chapter of life ends as simultaneously another begins. Tower was founded to put the real world on hold for a moment and reimmerse one in an earlier chapter, when times were just slightly more fun. ndrew DeClercq soars to slam a bucket etween classes this Alligator reader relaxes. Albert A. Murphree sits in the courtyard full of Gator pride. oised and waiting, these sisters of smiles because their day is await the rushees about to hit the over, these guys give the camera a house. grin. the chomp on a perfect Y football Saturday in the Swamp. quick break from partying to strike a pose. Opening 9 e job fair is great way Pr soon to be graduates to get their feet wet. ee food becons all during lunch time at the Plaza. it takes a lot of work to pull Gator Growl together. one of a kind!, Mr Two Bits! rom Gator games to lunches in the Plaza, the French Fries to art in the Fine Art Courtyard, there are so many things around campus that stick out in the mind of a Gator as being unique to UF. If one were to stop anyone walking through campus and ask them to name the biggest headache around there are two sure fire answers- and drop add. What more can be expected at such a large university? They do give UF a certain quality. We have the largest student run Pep rally, Gator Growl; a wall on which garfitti is praised; the Rasta runner, the Chomp, the Swamp, and the list goes on. UF has a lot to offer and every student stands behind it, making that offer a great choice. ROTC prac tices marching commands outside the O ' Connell Center. Rasta runner was a special guest at Gator Growl. for daddy isn ' t easy, but Larry Kennedy ' s smiles like a pro. in many ays, this high tech student burns up the lines on the way to the library. Opening 11 uring Fall rush the brothers Theta Chi raise a little fun. at could be better than a nap between classes on a beautiful day? itting Together is a chronicle of the joys and sorrows of being a student at the University of Florida. Whether we have just been accepted to our first choice graduate school or have just lost the big game, we are constantly revising and reworking the pieces of the puzzle. It is the culmination of years of toil, stress, and desire which produces a completed final draft. The whole puzzle signifies much more than the goals reached. It is the process of fitting each individual piece to one another that is the true completion. keeps the Pride of the Sunshine practicing through the heat of the summer. rum Majors keep time to the beat of the Gator chomp. great to be a Floida Gator, " is student thinks on his way to class. 12 Opening elaxing before classes go into 11 bloom, members of SG take to picnicing. ntramural sports are a great way to keep in shape while having lots of fun. Lady Gator volleyball team past expectations while suffering many injuries. Opening 13 fitting Together was all a part of life at OF in 1995. From watching Gator football games in the Swamp to seeing the sun set behind real gators at Lake Alice, everything in Gainesville interacted at one time or another. Student life was part of the experience of living and going to school in Hogtowne. With a diversified staff and student body, life was about getting along and surviving another semester. Life was also about having fun outside the classroom, whether going to Growl or just hanging out with classmate and friends. 14 Student Life Getting with the program, this student takes advantage of the display of study abroad programs on the Reitz Union colonade. And the beat goes on. The Outside the HUB students take Fitting fun and exercise together band marches down University advantage of free stuff during the students enjoy the climbing wall Ave. during the Homecoming parade first week of classes. in the new rec center. Campaigning successfully, Shocking information can Avery Dial talks to be discovered when stu voters at Turlington stop to read courtyard. phlets on the colonade. Photo by: Ed Cometz Photo by: Allison Water l his Photo above left: During halftime, Homecoming Queen Kasey Cummings, waves to the crowd. The night before at Gator Growl the reigning queen was crowned. Photo by: Allison Water Photo Photo above right: Using the theme of homecoming, Down Where the Old Gators Play, the Florida Bookstore ' s float depicts Albbert standing outside an old log cabin. Groups that participated in the parade used different versions of the theme in order to Albert unique looking floats. Photo at top: Riding in a classic Chevrolet, Albert and Alberta wave to children, students, and fans as the drive down Univers Avenue during the Homecoming Parade. REUNION ITS JoAnn Gonzalez Homecoming represented a coming together of past, present, and future students to cheer on the Gators and to celebrate past victories and achievements. The football team came into homecoming as fourth in the nation in the A.P polls. Preparation for the week of homecoming occured months in advance. The Thursday before the Homcoming game, students crowded to the bandshell for a small pep ralley with the football players, Coach Spurrier, and the cheerleaders. Also the band Dee-lite played at the event. One of the activities planned for Homecoming week was Gator Expo. Gator Expo allowed students to see the various campus organizations they could join and gave them an opportunity to talk to organization members. Gator Expo was set up under a tent on the north end of the Reitz Union lawn. The event lasted for two days so that students could walk around at their convience. Another event that has always been popular, was the Homecoming Before the parade though, the annual Gator Gallop was held. Students, children, parents, and dogs, ran, biked, or rollerbladed down University Avenue. Floats were decorated with the theme in mind and showed the Gators stomping the Mississippi War Eagles. Floats also depicted scoreboards and what the organizations thought the score would be. The parade also featured area high school bands, pledge classes for sororities, Shriners, and Albert and Alberta. After the parade students had a few hours to rest up for the world ' s largest student run pep rally, Gator Growl. Skits poked fun at opposing teams such as the Bulldogs, Seminoles, and the War Eagles, along with a special performance by the Gator band, the cheerleaders, and dazzlers. Comedians Bobby Slayton and Sinbad amused and entertained the packed stadium. Also at Gator Growl a new Homecoming Queen was crowned. The day of the Homecoming game saw a full Swamp as the Gators soundly crushed the Mississippi War Eagles. by: Allison Waters WAS Photo by Photo at top: ABC Television ' s star Walt Willey from the daytime soap Opera, " All My Children " , steps from his limo to greet awaiting fans at Gator Expo. Willey also made an appearance at Gator Growl where he r presented the Homecoming Queen. Photo above: Showing off their organization, members of Cicerones sit at their Gator Expo table. For two d ays clubs and organizations set up displays in order to advertise what their groups do, and giving students a chance s Alb to talk to members. pro Student Life 17 Photo below: On board the College of Education ' s float, a teacher accurately predicts the outcome of the Homecoming game with Gators as the winners and the War Eagles as the losers. The float won in the category of best parade float and was a favorite among the crowd. Part of the Homecoming was the parade held on University Avenue the Friday before the game. Students on campus along with students throughout Alachua County treated the day as a holiday and classes were suspended. children, parents, alumni, and fans lined the street early in the morning in order to get good seats for the event. Participants in the parade took different forms. Organizati ons both on and off campus decorated floats for the parade. Fraternities who participated stayed up late into the wee hours of the night and early morning in order to finish their floats. Floats were the only entertainment for the parade. Sorority pledge classes marched down University Several shrine units were also in the parade showing off the cars and fezzes that have made them popular with of all ages. Highschool bands also marched in the parade playing versions of their competion music along with the Gator fight cheer. Local radio stations, like Rock 104, also took part in the event by decorating a float or riding in vehicles bear Photo by: Allison Waters Photo Waters ing their station ' s name. childrens ' organizations participated also, including baton twirling, gymnastics, and karate. The parade was on WUFT for those who were unable to attend the in person and reruns were shown so that those who in the parade would be able to see themselves and the rest of the parade. by: Allison Waters Photo at left: Waving to the crowd, students from the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine proudly display their float. Photo by:Tony DeMatio Photo by:Allison Waters DeMatio On a bright and sunny Friday afternoon, instead of having classes, students sat on University Avenue with children, parents, and alumni watching the ' 94 Homecoming Parade. Photo at far left: Not all floats were created by campus organizations. Gainesville Regional Utilities ' float Gators in the Kanapaha water gardens moving w ith jaws open towards a War Eagle perched in the tree Photo at left: Two Gator football players use a WarEagle as a football in the College of Vetrinarian Medicine. Floats were created with chicken wire, paper mache, and somettimes toliet paper to achieve the desired effect. Photo below: Member of the Dazzler team ride on a car from Premier Motors. The car displayed a scene of a Gator holding the SEC trophy while rivals lay on the grass at it ' s feet. Student Life 19 Photo at top: Both the cheerleaders and dazzlers perform a special routine together for Gator Growl. Their show consisted of various jumps, car twheels, and pillar formations both amazing and dazzling the crowd. Photo above: After performing a show for the Growl audience, the band shows a different side by dancing for the crowd. The audience showed it ' s approval for the dance by clapping and cheering the band on. Photo at right: During Gator Growl, Men ' s basketball coach, Lon Krueger introduces the team and makes comments about last year ' s trip all the way to the Final Four. The team started the season with their highest polls ever, placing them at eight in the country. 20 Student Life gator growl Landed - Growl ' 94 Photo at top: Actor and comedian Sinbad entertains a packed house at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for this year ' s Gator Growl. Sinbad used wit and good clean humor to amuse and delight those at Florida Field. Photo above: After being announced as Homecoming Queen, Casey Cummings is escorted from the stage to an awaiting Mustang by soap opera star Walt Willey. Cummings was among three others competing for crown. In addition, ABC Television Network ' s " All My Children " star Walt Willey presented the Homecoming Court which consisted of Kasey Cummings, Elizabeth Hill, and Christy Mullins. Willey also announced and crowned Cummings as the Homecoming Queen for 1994. Growl had several surprises in store for the audience with cameo appearances from nationally known celebrities such as controversial Rush Limbaugh, Geraldo, Conan O ' Brien, Timothy Leary, and the " MacNeil Lehrer Hour " show. The Show also entertained student, parents, and alumni with a variety of both live and videotaped skits performed by students. The skits ranged from student life to popular movies and numerous other topics. Gator Growl Associate Producer Adam Hall, said he thought this year ' s show had universal appeal. " I thought the show was fantastic, " stated Hall. The show also featured the introduction of the senior football players, the basketball team, and highlights from the year ' s sporting events. Topping of the event were headline comedians Sinbad and Bobby Slayton. Slayton, a New York native has performed in several comedy clubs and starred in his own HBO special. Sinbad was well known for his role in, " A Different World " , and his own show, " Sinbad " . Sinbad, on of stand-up ' s biggest names, finished off a successful show with his clean wit and humor about real life situations. by: Gabrielle Andres Gator Growl has always been the highlight to an excitement filled Homecoming week. The pep-rally which has been quoted as the world ' s lagest student produced, multi-media homecoming event, continued it ' s of excellence with a show filled with skits, celebrity cameos, sports highlights, a pyrotechnic and lights display, and the comedic talents of Sinbad and Bobby Slayton. Growl also featured traditional by the Cheerleaders and Dazzlers , along with the Pride of the Sunshine marching band. Also, long time favorite Mr. Two- Bits made a special appearance at the event. Student Life 21 homecoming Homecoming Photo by: Ed Comet Photo by: Allison Waters Photo above: At the bandshell, Coach Steve Spurrier talks to students and fans who have gathered for a mini pep rally. Homecoming was a time to not only praise the team but also to honor the departing seniors. Photo at right: Driving in the parade, Richard Waters, a member of the Shrine Club, entertains the crowd with his parade vehicle. Shriners seemed to be a favorite with the crowd every year, especially with children. 22 Student Life Photo at left: Waving at participants in the parade, four year old Ian Heller watches the parade with his mom Ann Marie Heller. Children around Gainesville got the day off from school for Homecoming, and to watch the parade. Photo below: Runners begin their trek down University Avenue for the annual Gator Gallop. Gator Gallop was held every year before the parade began. Runners received a t-shirt with their eight dollar entry fee. Photo by: Ed Cometz Photo by: Ed Cometz Photo by: Allison Waters Photo by. Jennifer Diamant s Photo above: Members of the Dazzlers and the Cheerleaders perform a special routine for Gator Growl. Both groups performed tricky manuevers in order to dazzle and amaze the crowd. Photo at left: A mermaid from the Silver Springs Weeki Wachee float shows her Florida Spirit with the U.F. insignia of her flipper. Fans came from everywhere to support the Gators during Homecoming. Student Life 23 Photo by: Ed Cometz Photo by: Ed Cometz Photo at top: Around noon, students line up at Little Ceasars located in the Reitz Union, to order pizza, salad, or chicken wings for lunch. Little Ceasars also provided a delivery service for those who lived on campus enabling students to study for exams and not worry about leaving their room to find something to eat. Photo above: The week before the Gator-Bulldog football game, students make use of the well known rivarlry in order to sell t-shirts. Those who sold merchandise around Turlington had goods ranging from T-shirts to pumpkins. Photo at right: By the Park-n-Ride drop off stop a vendor sells an ice tea to a student. Vendors were often seen selling food at various locations giving students a choice about what to snack on. 24 Student Life swamp Photo by: Jennifer Damants For most students college was a time to get away from parents and annoying siblings. College was also the first time students went into debt. Money on campus was spent in different ways. Tutition and books were the big money suckers and often students found themselves waiting in long lines to pay, loathing the relinquishment of their well earned funds, or in some cases their parents ' , for the benefit of an education. After the draw on the bank account for classes and class materials, students often found out that they needed to buy food for the week as well as for the rest of the semester. As the semsester progressed, students often found themselves calling home to their parents asking for a little additional money for the upcoming month. By the end of semester, students who were unable to manage their funds well often faced the Cheese-wiz and cracker syndrome, and longing for a well cooked meal at home. Money that was spent around campus and in Gainesville didn ' t always go towards the neccessities, though. With a variety of nightly entertainment around Gainesville and nearby cities, and concerts brought in by student government productions, students often spent money for enjoyment purposes. Around campus students also found themselves buying snacks for in between classes. Vendors around campus offered an assortment of snacks and drinks to please all , vending machines were also open and convient for students along with Taco Bell, Little Ceasers, Dunkin ' Doughnuts, and I Can ' t Believe It ' s Yogurt which were at the Reitz Union and the Hub. Students also bought Gator sweatshitrs, t-shirts, flags, earings, hats, and other paraphanalia for either themselves, their parents, or siblings. Gator shops around campus often boasted having a large number of student customers. Spending money and running up debt was all part of the overall college experience for students whether they enjoyed it or not. by: Allison Waters Photo by: Jennifer Photo at top: A familiar scene for most students is the wait in line to use the ATM machine for quick cash. ATM machines were located throughout campus for students ' convience. Photo above: On a rainy day a student buys an umbrella before going to class. The Hub offered a variety of services including a food court and the famous bookstore. Students could also find an assortment of Gator gear. Student Life 25 Photo below: After morning classes, students converge on the Park-N-Ride bus which would take them to their vehicles. Those who used the Park and Ride system parked at the Center for the Performing Arts and then shuttled to campus. With one of the largest in the nation, has been a major for university students. Over the years students have used various methods of in order to get to class on time. Students who lived off campus were faced with difficult parking Since parking spaces were limited for commuters, underclassmen were required to use Park-N-Ride. This allowed students to park at the Center for the Performing Arts and then commute by bus to campus. In order to ease other parking difficulties, transportation officials had two parking garages built, one at the O ' Connell Center and the other at Norman Hall. Once on campus, students used various types of transportation. Most students chose to walk to class from their dorm, apartment, house, or car. Bikes were also popular on campus. Faster than walking, bikes allowed more time to get to class. A problem with bikes though was the high theft rate. Many students walked out of class to find their bike missing. Some students also chose to use or motorcycles to get to and from classes. Another form of travel also popular were rollerblades. Rollerblades not only were faster than walking as well, but also students were able to take their skates into class with them, preventing theft. Students would continue to face transportation problems on campus throughout their careers as population numbers rise. by: Allison Waters Photo at left: Rollerblading on campus was a popular method for getting to classes on time, it was also a good way to walk your dog without being dragged behind. Whether biking, walking, driving, or rollerblading, transportation always seemed to pose a problem for students on campus. Photo at far left: Biking up Stadium Road, students use the bike lane pedestrrians on the sidewalk. A common sight on campus was bike and pedestrian accidents caused by the overflow of students on campus. Photo at left: Students walk past Turlington Hall on their way to class. Walking with friends passed the time as students walked from one end of campus to the other in order to get to class. Photo below: A problem faced by those who drove was finding a place to park. Illegal parking usually resulted in get- ting a parking ticket from the Univer- sity Police Department. Student Life 27 All photos by: John Photo at top: Playing on guitars Rolling Stones members Keith Richards and Ron Woods perform in a packed Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The concert was part of the Voodoo Lounge Tour. The thirty year old band played both old favorites as well as music from their new album. Photo above: Lead singer Gordo Gano of the Violent Femmes plays for a large audience at the bandshell. Most concerts on campus were held at the bandshell because of the location and the easy accessibility. Photo at right: At the bandshell, the group Phish performs for phishheads at the bandshell. Phish was a popular group around campus and many students attended the free concert, which was the first since the group first began touring . 28 Student Life Rockin hogtowne Hogtowne Photo at top: Performing at Ben Hill Griffin, R olling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, sings Love is Strong from the Stones new album Voodoo Lounge. Photo above: During Homecoming week Deee-Lite along with lead singer Lady Kier perform at the bandshell as part of Homecoming festivities. The show was free and many students attended the concert. bandshell. This was the group ' s first free concert since they began touring in 1990. " It was good, " stated Julie Heeken. Sunday, November 27, the Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge World Tour rolled into Gainesville and performed in front of more than 40,000 people at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium . The 30 year old band attracted both old and new fans at the concert. The stage, the rockers, and fireworks amazed and the crowd. " The set and stage were terrific. I especially enjoyed the huge ballon dolls they used towards the end of their show. The music was great, " said Allison Waters. The Stones concert was the first to perform at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium since 1982. Deee-Lite along with lead singer Lady Kier entertained students at the bandshell the Tuesday of Homecoming week as part of the Homecoming festivities. The concert was free and students stayed to watch Deee-Lite after the pep-rally which was hosted by Dr. Rush. " It ' s been one hell of a semester, " exclaimed Student Government Productions Chair Sam Silver, " and SGP is trying to provide as many free shows as possible! " Silver was in charge of coordinating and planning all events sponsored by SGP. by: Allison Waters Concerts in Gainesville were always a popular phenomena for students. From rock to country, and anything in between, could always find a concert that suited their taste in music. Goups ranging from Deee-Lite to the legendary Stones visited Gainesville. For country lovers, student government productions brought in Brooks and Dunn early in the fall. Widespread Panic and Violent Femmes appeared at the beginning of the fall semester to start the beginning of school. Phish, a popular group for alternative lovers performed a free concert at the Student Life 29 Photo below: Set up at the Reitz Union, the International Studies Program allows students to walk around booths and talk to staff members about the program. Questions were encouraged in order to promote student awareness about the program. University of Florida These Countries? International Campus Can For those who actually wanted to make use of their required language classes, the Interna- tional Studies Program gave students that chance. The International Studies Program made it posssible for students to travel to various foreign countries. Students were able to take of an opportunity to travel abroad, a chance they might not have later on in life. A wide variety of choices were given to those who wanted to study abroad for a year. Not only did students make use of their required foreign language classes, they were also able to visit places they had only dreamed about or saw in movies like the Sistine Chapel and the famous Eiffel Tower. Some students even went behind the Iron Curtain to visit the former Union. " Going to Russia improved my Russian language skills one hundred percent! Now I consider myself to be fluent, " commented junior Derek Schaff. Both Schaff and Charles Mullins, both Russian majors, travelled to Moscow over the summer. " Visiting the former Soviet Union was an incredible experience, " stated Mullins. cometz Students were welcome to apply for the International Studies programs. Aside from Russia, other countries offered to students interested were England, Puerto Rico, Denmark, and France, to name a few. Staff members provided information for students curious in the program as well as setting up a booth at the Reitz Union for those who were unaware of the program or were unable to stop by their office at Tigert Hall in Room 123. by: Robbie Rieders Photo at left: In the colannade at the Reitz Union, an interested sdtudent talks to International Studies Program staff. ' 7 ' m grateful to the university for provid- ing me with a chance to experience Russian culture first- hand. -Charles Mullins Photo at far left: Denmark and Morocco are just two of the countries that are sponsored by Oversees Studies. Those who were interested in the program were able to talk to students who had participated previously. Photo at left:Walking towards the table with scholarship brochures,a student glances over a poster displaying the dif- ferent Overseas Studies Scholarship Awards. Photo below: Talking to a staff member for Oversea Studies a student finds out about the different study programs in London, Florence, and Puerto Rico. Overseas Studies Scholarship Awards Student Life 31 Photo at top: Murals on the wall contain messages ranging from happy birthday to I love you. Students were known to spend half the night writing a message to someone they cared about. Photo above: Cars and bikes go past the wall constantly, allowing messagesd to be seen by a great number of people. Photo at right: An image of Tigger was drawn to congratulate Peggy O ' Leary for graduating. 32 Student Life 34th • • • • • • • • • 000 •• 0 0 0 0 ° Students who drove down 34th Street on their way to campus saw the scenery constently changing in front of them. It wasn ' t the change of seasons that attracted thier attention, but rather the change in graffiti on the 34th Street Wall. The wall over the years has been a source of artistic and creative ability for students. It has been a constantly changing mural with all the colors of the rainbow painted on. The wall was constructed by the Department of Transportation as a means to keep soil erosion from falling on to 34th street. The DOT recently put out trash cans for those who painted on the wall, so that paint cans and spray paint bottles could be thrown out. Students who wanted to express their feelings in a personal way gathered at night to paint on a piece of the wall. Messages relaying Congratulations to Happy to memorials have appeared on the wall from time to time. Meassages typically lasted through the night but the next day a new message was written in its place. On the ever changing wall, only one mural has remained. For the past 5 years a memorial to the student murder victims has stayed on the wall as a reminder to students to take precautions for their own safety. Students who painted the wall typically met at night with some of their friends. Painters could be seen as late as 2 a.m. finishing the touches on their art work. Painting the wall was not all fun though. On occasion people passing by in cars have thrown raw eggs and water balloons at those who were painting. by Allison Waters Photo below: Rembering the student murder victims, this memorial was painted in the fall of 1990. Both students and area residents rember the trajedy that befell the 5 students. Photo at right: A student votes for student president during spring elections. Kevin Mayeux won the election by a landslide victory over his Photo below: A student from the SUN party greets students in an attempt to make students aware of his decision to run for a senatorial position. 34 Student Life Elections were held twice a year. In the fall students replaced senatorial seats and in the spring a new Student Government president was chosen. Students who voted had several canidates and several parties to choose from. Some of the best know parties were SUN, FOCUS, Armageddon, Independent Integrity, Indepedent Student Coalition, and PUMP. In the fall senatorial positions were open for students living in certain housing districts and area codes throughout Gainesville. Spring elections were held March 21st and 22nd. This election was the most important of the two because it was here that students chose a new Student Government president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. The previous year SG president Chris Tompkins took over. After the spring elections Student Senate president Kevin Mayeux succeeded Tompkins and became the new president of Student Government. Once spring elections were completed, the new student president was then responsible for new cabinet members and adding or deleting any cabinets. He is also responsible for the managing of student government funds for the upcoming year. Durng spring elections justices of the Traffic Court were appointed including new chief justice David DeAngelo. Elections in both the fall and spring terms was important because it gave students a chance to choose who would be in control of student government during the following academic year. by Allison Waters Photo above: Two students suporting David DeAngelo show off their shirts and hand fliers. A key element to elections was making the student body aware of who was running for what positions. Photo at left: Party members for FOCUS talk to about the upcoming spring elections. All photos by Ed Cometz All photos provided by ASB Photo at top: Three members of ASB paint the cabinets in the Community of Hope ' s kitchen. Members of ASB spent their week performing various community service projects in the area. Photo above: In the nursery at Community of Hope, students play with children staying there. The nursery was designed to watch children while their mothers attended life skills classes. 36 Student Life Photo above: Row 1: Sandra Fronesca, Dorothy Sanixay, Heather Jamieson, Jocelyn Chargile, Amber Whittle, Alcia Scott; Row 2: Margie Garner, Damon Stevens, Traci Smith, Karen Thurman, Chris Cupoli, Alysa Seals, Stephanie Walker, Mary Kay Sneider, Roland Marino, Karen Krinsky, Jenny Johnson, Ann Mundhenk, Patricia Gandia, Libby Chatham. most students were taking it easy during sp ring break a group of students decided to be more productive with their time and went to three diffrent location as part of Alterntative Spring Break. The first Saturday of Spring Break, students and one staff member loaded into two fifteen passenger vans and headed to Washington D.C. to spend the week community service projects. hours later, the Alternative Spring Breakers pulled into the inner city neighborhood where they spent the next week serving that community. Some of the is- sues they addressed were hunger and homelessness, poverty, drug addiction, and the effects these problems have on inner city families. The majority of the week was spent at the Community of Hope center transitional housing as well as the health clinic and nursery. They also spent time at Martha ' s Table, a soup kitchen, preparing and serving food for the homeless. One of the most significant experiences for the group took place at the Community of Hope ' s Partnership for Family Preservation. This drug rehabilitation and readjustment allowed addicted mothers to retain custody of their children during the process. The OF students spent the day with the children at the day care facility while the mothers attended life skills classes, further education, and rap The students who went on this trip learned not only about the issues in the community, but also about themselves and other participants. In addition two other Alternative Spring Break Groups spent their breaks in other communities, one here in Florida and worked with migrant farm workers while the other group went to West Virginia and worked in an Appalachian community. Article was provided by ASB Student Life 37 38 Student Life P E Cars could be seen pulling out of the parking lots as early as Thursday afternoon the week before spring break. Students were finally free from the restraints of school pressure at least for the coming nine days. After spending two months in school, students were ready for their long awaited break. Spring break meant for most students a chance to go back home for a week of rest without worrying shout school. Parents and students were happy to see each other once again. Some parents took the week off to spend with their children during spring break. Students also went with friends camping, to the beach, Disney World or other various locations. Spring break came in the middle of the semester and students were relieved to finally have a break after working for two months without one. It was a chance for student to begin with a fresh start afterwards. Some professors though, assigned work over the week long break. A few students remained on campus during the week. These students often had jobs and were unable to take the week off from work. Also, some who stayed behind were unable to afford an expensive plane ticket to go home. One thing nice about living in Florida was that students were able to drive to the beach for the day. Spring break was a time for students to catch up on sleep and have time for fun. by Allison Waters Student Life 39 Registration Woes Photo at top: A gator sign welcomes students to registration at Criser. Photo above: A student makes final changes to his schedule. Photo at left: Students go over their current schedule and make sure everything is bubbled in correctly. 40 Student Life Every year students patiently waited for their schedule to come in the mail. It was a miracle if one person got the exact they had registered for months in advance. Students recieved their course guides months before the semester began. The work began then. Students had to find the classes they needed and looked to see if classes they wanted were being offered. After several bubble sheets later and many eraser marks, the schedule was perfect. Finally after the prepartion to register for classes was students stood in a line in Criser to see their bubble sheets go through the machine. Unfortunatly the schedule that came out was only tentative and subject to change which caused students to patiently wait by their mailboxes after finals to see if the recieved the schedule they wanted or if the had to Drop Add. In the spring a new system was devised to make registering easier. The long awaited Telegator made its first appearence with good results and the bubble sheets were done away with. Not only did know their schedule right away, they also were able to their grades after finals. by Allison Waters Photo above: Students check one last time before sending their sheets through the scanners. The purpose of this last stop was to make sure everything was bubbled in correctly. Phot at left: Students wait in line to have their bubble sheets go through the scanners. Once this process was done, students then waited until after finals to find out their real schedule and when their drop add appointment time was. Student Life 41 Photo at top: A sign informs students of where to go to pay for their classes. Photo above: A student writes a check out to OF for class payment at Criser. Photo at left: Students drop their class payments in a drop box outside of Criser. UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL ENTER HERE TO PAY FEES Fee Blues 42 Student Life After registration was and classes had begun, stu- dents were faced with new how to pay for classes and books. Due the second Friday after classes started, payment for classes loomed over students and was the forefront of their thoughts. Late fees of $50.00 were assessed if the payment was not rendered on time. Students payed for classes in several different ways. Some students worked part time jobs in order to earn money for each semester. Those who wanted Florida residency typically took off a semester or year and worked full time. Some students who had worked during highschool, had some money already in their savings account that was used for class payment. Those who were fortunate enough recieved scholarships and did not have to worry about how they would pay for classes. Scholarships like the Florida Academic Scholar gave around 1,200 a year to help students get through school. Another way to recieve fincial help was through finacial aid which was located in Criser. Students could pay for classes by either mail or in person. An advantage to showing up at Criser was that students could check on any additional charges they may have assessed. After paying for classes, students could settle back and worry about more important things like next month ' s rent. by Allison Waters Photo above: A parent checks with a University official about the fee price for each credit hour. Photo at left: Students check their schedule on computer to make sure they are paying for the correct courses. Some- times a mistake was made and the computer had students down for the wrong class schedule. photos by Ed Cometz Student Life 43 Body Acceptance Week was dedicated to providing programs for men and women to view their bodies in a less critical light. The week was sponsored by the Student Government Health Cabinet and was held the week of February 20th. The events of the week included showing students how to maintain a healthy body by eating the right foods and exercise. The events were meant to challenge attitudes, stimulate discussion, and achieving a healthy body through moderate exercise, dieting correctly, and having self respect. On Tuesday, February 21st, at 7:30 in the Reitz Union, the Health Cabinet sponsored a fashion show called Images of The show was a non traditional show which focused on leadership and confidence as keys to success as opposed to physical perfection. Participants in Images of Success focused on leaders on campus included Student Gov ' t president Chris Tompkins, quatrterback Danny Wuerffel, and Alberta among others. Like most shows, the participants did their best to act like runway models when showing off their evening attire. Body Acceptance Week was a success for the Student Gov ' t Health Cabinet. who participated learned more about their bodies and themselves. The week was hosted with the intention of making aware of their lifestyles, showing them how to improve their image with eating well, exercising, and building self confidence in themselves. by Allison Waters Photo above: One student steps on the scale of fortune to see her fortune befor the fashion show. Photo at right: Modeling his suit and tie, this student leader is comfortable in his evening wear. 44 Student Life All photos by Ed Cometz Photo at top: Walking around before the fashion show, students look at several booths set up by the Health Cabinet Photo above: Modeling typical evening wear, Danny Weurffel walks down the stage. skills both on and off the field made Weurffel the perfect pick for the fashion show. Photo at left: Taking off his jacket, Student president Chris Tompkins models his suit for the crowd. Student Life 45 long as possible. by Allison Waters In between classes, students used the little bit of free time they had to grab a snack, lunch, or to study. Rarely did students have straight classes which meant they had time to spare before they went to their next class. Most students during their breaks stayed on campus or close by. Popular places included Leonardo ' s, BurgerKing, the Swamp, Joe ' s Deli, and 31 Flavors. When staying on campus, students usually went to the Reitz Union of the Hub for lunch. The Orange and Brew was popular and during the last 2 weeks of spring semester they cooked hamburgers, hot dogs, and barbecued chicken to approx. 1,000 students a day. Students who were just taking a break typically reclined in the sun at Plaza of the Americas or the north lawn of the Reitz Union or they hung out with their friends at vaious locations around campus. Some students though chose to study or do homework during their break while others particiapted in organizational events for their clubs fraternities or sororities. The best way to spend a break period though was to make it last as Student Life 47 CAREER EXPO The purpose of career expo was to allow graduating seniors to meet with possible employers and talk about the companies they represented. Career expo also allowed under classmen to talk to companies that planned to hire students in a particular major. Expo was held in both the fall and the spring and seniors who were out job hunting dressed their best in order to impress representatives looking for hard working graduates. Career Expo has held in the O ' Connell Center and students and representatives packed the O ' Dome. Companies that sent representatives varied from Motorolla, which is known for their pagers, to Fuji, which is best known for their fil m and developing products, to Met Life, a popular insurance company. Students were able to find businesses that fit their major and were able to talk with representatives about possible job openings and the work descriptions. by Allison Waters Photo above: Representatives from Black Decker talk to students about the work that is expected of those who are employed by the company. Photo at left: Walking around the O ' Connell Center, seniors and other students meet with representatives of area and national businesses. 48 Student Life All photos by Ed cometz ET Photo above: Students talk to a representative from Barnes Nobles about how the company is doing and how many people they intend to employ over the next couple of months. Career Expo gave students their first chance to meet with possible employers in a more comfortable surrounding. Photo at top right: A student talks to an employer from Target, a national store chain, about the different job descriptions within the company. Students who attended Career Expo were able to meet several different company representatives at one time. Student Life 49 ver the years the campus has been blessed by different gifted speakers and entertainers. The fields of those who came varied from directors, past presidents, and world famous business men. All speakers were known to bring in large crowds of excited fans and the floor of the O ' Connell Center was generally packed. This time the speakers were not only informative about their life and success stories, but they also entertained and delighted audiences. Most lecturers were brought on to campus by Accent, a government funded organization. The events were held in the O ' Connell Center and were free and open to the public. Speakers ranged from the director, Oliver Stone who was best known for his work as director for JFK and Natural Born Killers. Stone ' s appearance at the O ' Dome coinsided with the release of Natural Born Killers. speaker to visit Gainesville was Dick Vitale who can be remembered for his sports announcing skills at national basketball games. The motive for his lecture was for students to stay in school and to not give up. Dave Thomas, owner and founder of the Wendy ' s Old Hamburgers also made an appearence on April 6 on campus. donated his speaking fee from to several children ' s charities. One of the last lectures held in the O ' Dome came from a pair of speakers. The of Ben Jerry ' s ice cream came to talk and bring some of their famous ice cream with them for the enjoyment of the audience. by: Allison Waters Photo above: Dave Thomas, founder and chairman of Wendy ' s, speaks to students attending the reception after his presentation. 50 Student Life lecturing entertainment Photo above: Famous ice cream makers, Ben Jerry talk to news reporters during a press conference before their discussion. Ben Jerry were well know for thier brands of ice cream included Wavy Gravy and Cherry Garcia. Photo at left: Speaking in front of an audience of primarily students, basketball announcer Dick Vitale talks about the importance of staying in school. Student Life 51 Photo above: Speaking at the press confrence, William Shatner talks to the journalists about his upcoming book that he has just finished writing. Aside from acting, Shatner has published several books, including two about his Star Trek memories. Photo at right: Speaking to the audience in the O ' Connell center, William Shatner tells the crowd about a rat he found once in his motor home and how he tried to trap it. Shatner filled the audience ' s minds with amusing stories about his life and his acting experiences. Marilyn Schunk 52 Student Life housands crammed into the O ' Conell Center to hear a presentation called, " The Future is Now " on April 24th. For many it was a chance to see a childhood hero for the first time in their life. Captain Kirk had finally made an appearance in Gainesville. William Shatner, also popularly know as Captain Kirk ofthe USS Enterprise came to Gainesville through Accent, a group on campus known for bringing famous speakers. The event was free and open to the public and many trekkers decided to appear, including some Klingons from a local Star Trek chapter in Gainesville. During his speech, Shatner entertained the audience by telling amusing stories of his days as a theater actor and his inability to program his VCR. He also fielded questions from audience members. Shatner is also known for his roles as tough cop TJ Hooker, the host of Rescue 911, and as author and co-star of and Tek-War the series on the USA network. Among his talents as an actor, Shatner also had made several directorial accomplishments including directing Star Trek V, The Voyage Home. Aside from writing his about his memories of Star Trek, Shatner also put his writing skills to the test by writing the Tek series. He was also currently working on a series of new novels and had just completed the first one. When asked by the audience which person he would like to be out the characters he has played, Shatner responded, " I would like to be Captain Kirk. " Even though he had no major plans to be on the big screen any time soon, Shatner planned to remain busy acting on the Tek-War series and writing. by: Allison Waters Allison Waters Photo abov e: Talking to the press, William Shatner tells the group about his directing and writing experience during the filming of Star Trek V. The story line for the film was Shatner ' s idea, even though in his original plot the crew of the Enterprise would have actually met God. Student Life 53 All photos by Ed Cometz Photo above: Running was a popular form of working out and staying fit. Students could be seen at all hours of the day running around Lake Alice or on campus. Photo at right: Boasting several basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, along with a fitness room, the south west recreation center opened in the fall with the promise to give students a chance to work out at their convience. So far the idea has worked with some success and the center is popular with students. 54 Student Life Photo at top: Using a gravitron machine, a student works on building her upper body strength. Students who went to the new rec center found the latest equipment there for their use. Photo above: Working on a Nautilus machine, a student builds both upper and lower body strength. Students working out were able to find the perfect machine to fit their needs. With the opening of the new Southwest Rec Center, students had a greater chance of finding time and space to work out. The new center which opened in the fall houses basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and a fitness room. Unlike most fitness centers around town, the rec enter was free and open to all students. Aside from the rec center, students other means of getting fit. Lake Alice was a great location for students who like to run and see natural scenery at the same time. Paths around the lake allowed to admire the view close up and still ahve plenty of running room. The Florida Gym was also a place for students to work out and the gym was in walking distance from the dorms. During spring term though, the gym was closed while renovations were being made. Another popular way to get into shape was bicycling. Students who enjoyed riding their bikes, apart from getting around found several different locations to travel around. In the southeast, a bike trail gave students the chance to travel near Paynes Prarie and admire the view. Students were also seen working out in a more competitive manner. Teams were formed in basketball and softball the year allowing students to become fit while playing a game. Students also could be found around several different tennis courts throughout town. Another popular way to get in shape and play on a team was through intermural sports. Students who played in these sports competed against other universities. Teams included sports like rugby and soccer. Overall, staying physically fit on campus was not only a lot of work but also a lot of fun when students picked activities that they enjoyed participating in. by Allison Waters work out time Student Life 55 Ed Cometz Cometz Photo at top: Finishing touches are made on the outside of one of the new dorm facilities which will open in the coming fall. The construction on the new living quarters began in the fall and continued well on into the spring and summer. Photo above: Renovations begin on the Reiz Union drive way. The building is scheduled for expanion on the first and ground floors, creating more room for offices and storage space. Photo above right: Construction next to Percy Beard Field continues for the new volleyball facility. The building will also house offices for baseball, track, volleyball, and tennis, along with a training room for the athletes. 56 Student Life construction zone 0 Construction sites seemed all to common place on campus. From the creation of new dorms to remodeling of the Reitz Union, construction teams were seen on all ends of campus to make room for the growing student body. The new dorm which will open in the fall was paid for by money earned by the Association from popular sporting events like football and basketball. The dorm will house both incoming and returning students. Construction on the Reitz Union which started during the spring semenster, was started so that the ground floor and first floor could be expanded into office space for certain organizations. The Union with its new additions should be completed next year. Meanwhile students accustomed to the dust while the construction occured. Other construction around campus included the creation of a new academic building. A new parking garage was also buitl by Norman Hall in order to provide more parking for students. A new food court facility was also being constructed and was tentatively scheduled to open next September. The facility will be open to all students and will feature an All-You-Can- Eat Buffet. Also a new engineering was being constructed on the corner of Museum Road and North-South Drive. The new facility would provide students and teachers wtlh more classroom space and labs. Unfortunately with all of the new construction and renovations taking place, were forced to bear with the noise and dust the building caused. Construction teams work throughout the day which interferred with sleeping or studying. by: Allison Waters Photo at Top: Working on the sewage treatment plant by North-South Drive, Chris Bertalan helps build a fountain that will demonstrate the purity of the water released from here. Photo Above: Replacing a sign knocked down during construction, two maintenance men put the Fraternity Drive sign back in its original location. Student Life 57 58 Student Life Student Life 59 60 Student Life Student Life 61 Photo above: Harry Conick Jr. performs at the Center for the Performing Arts. Connick was known for his big band style of music. Photo at right: Singing Let Her Cry, Darin from Hootie and the Blowfish performs at the Florida Theater. The band was brought in by Student Government which brought in many of the bands that in Gainesville over the past years. 62 Student Life Spring Concerts After spring semester began, Student Productions started in full swing with a concert featuring one of the nation ' s most popular up and coming bands. Hootie and the Blowfish started the spring concert scene in February. Hootie and the Blowfish played songs from their recently released debut record, Cracked Rear View. Some of the more popular songs the band played included Hold my Hand and Let Her Cry. SGP also brought the Black Crowes in April at the O ' Connell Center. The Crowes started their concert tour after the release of their current album Amorica. The Crowes tour coinsided with Rock 104 ' s 14th birthday celebration. Boyz II Men also made an appearance in Gainesville. The group played the famous romantic music they were famous for. The group played hit singles from both their first and second albums. Another band the concert scene was Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Rock and alternative bands weren ' t the only ones to come to Gainesville. Country singers Trisha Yearwood, Clint Black, Lori Morgan, Brooks Dunn also made concert appearances, giving students who enjoyed country music a chance to see some of their favorite artists. Bands weren ' t the groups to visit UF. Adam Sandler and Carrot Top were among several comics to come to Gainesville. Carrot Top appeared twice at the Center for the Performing, selling out both shows. Adam Sandler, a comedian from Saturday Night Live, visited Gainesville after making his first movie. by Allison Waters Photo above: Going through his routine, comedian Carrot Top performs in front of a sold out audience. Carrot top came to Gainesville twice, selling out both perfromances. Photo below: Comedian Adam Sandler tells a punch line to one of his jokes during a packed show at the Center for the Performing Arts. Sandler who was best known for his comedy routines on Saturday Night Live had just finished his first feature film. Student Life 63 BLACK Webster ' s dictionary defines black as, " of the darkest color, " or, " a person of African descent. " In February we celebrate and remember the accomplishments of those of African ancestry. We also look to what minorities are currently doing to make the future a little better and a little brighter. Through the years African-Americans have worked hard to be recognized. Black history month allows the work of these people to be recongnized. From Frederick Douglas to Malcom X, history has provided several unique and talented minorities. The black student union hosted the festivities for the month long celebration which included bringing in several key note speakers which included former ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Francis Cress- Welsing. The celebration was intended to allow all students to participate in the activities held around campus. The long celebration gave students a chance to celebrate culture and to put aside old hatreds and prejudices. by Allison Waters Photo above: Directors photo taken at the closing ceremony of Black History Month: Monica Jones, Michael Grant, Renee C. Brown, Sara Sidner, Kingsley Davis, Michelle Taylor, Talvia Williams, Cornelius U. Ejimofor, Michael V. Bowie, Ami Luckey, Rhonda DeCambre, and Miss BSU Antoinette Arnold. The background painting was done by Carolyn Goodridge and is called " The Lost Diamonds of Africa " . 64 Student Life All photos provided by BSU Photo above: Speaking to a group of students, Clara Taylor Reed, R.N., discusses her life and with the group. Ms. Reed was part of the Black Student Union ' s (BSU) celebration of Black History Month and she participated as a keynote speaker during the month of February. Photo above left: On February 16, Dr. Francis CressWelsing talks to students about racism and its global effect. Racism affects everyone and Dr. Cress-Welsing demonstrated how racism is detramental to society as a whole. Dr. Cress-Welsing was brought to UF as part of BSU ' s celebration of Black History Month. Photo at left: Standing together before the evening ' s activities begin Cornelius U. Ejimofor, former Andrew Young, and UF chapter president for the National Society of Black Engineers spend time before Mr. Young ' s speech begins. Mr. Young ' s speech was given on February 15th as part of the keynote speakers brought to UF by BSU. Aside from speakers the BSU also held a closing ceremony at the end of the month. Student Life 65 Place These Places? Landmarks have always been popular locations on campus. These places were held sacred by students, teachers, and administration. Here are samples from 18 of the more popular ones. Can you figure out what location they belong to? 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7 8. 66 Student Life 12. 1. O ' Connell Center 2. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 3. Century Tower 4. Journalism School Statue 5. French Fries 6. Ham Museum 7. University Auditorium 9. Chemistry Building 10. South Rec Center 11. Center for the Performing Arts 12. Cheerios (Law School) 13. Criser 14. Lake Alice Student Life 67 13. 14. 15. 68 Student Life WORD SEARCH WORDS TO FIND: 1. LEE 2. GRIFFIN FLOYD 3. TRUSLER 4. HUME 5. TIGERT 6. SMATHERS 7. FRENCH FRIES 8. BABY GATOR 9. WEAVER 10. LOMBARDI 11. TOLBERT 12. CARLTON AUDITORIUM 13. BLUE 14. ORANGE 15. REID 16. YULEE 17. FLORIDA FIELD 18. PARK AND RIDE 19. MCCARTHY 20. SIMPSON 21. NORTH-SOUTH DRIVE 22. COMPUTER LAB 23. BUCKMAN 24. FLETCHER 25. THOMAS 26. MURPHREE 27. SLEDD 28. BAND SHELL 29. CORRY VILLAGE 30. JENNINGS 31. UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM 32. YON HALL 33. MATHERLY 34. LITTLE 35. TURLINGTON 36. CENTURY TOWER 37. REITZ UNION 38. CRISER 39. O ' CONNELL CENTER 40. SWAMP 41. LAKE ALICE 42. WEIMER 43. HOMECOMING 44. RAWLINGS 45. ALBERT 46. GATORS 47. COMMUTER 48. BEATTY TOWERS 49. HUB 50. DAUER 51. GROWL 52. LAKE WALBURG 53. SHANDS 54. HARN Student Life 69 HOUSING HOUSING HOUSING HOUSING Students eager to leave home and experience true college life enjoyed the chance to live in a dorm room for at least one year. Most students who moved into a dorm room had the new experience of sharing the room with another person. Students usually met their roomate for the first time during the summer. Typically roomates were absolute strangers when they first arrived on campus. Roomates could either be the best of friends or turn out to be the worst of enemies. A student ' s first roomate affected the way they would see future roomates. Students who lived in dorms made friends throughout the floor and the hall. While staying in a dorm students learned how to cook and live on their own away from home. After living on campus, students usually moved on to live in apartments around campus or houses. Having a house allowed to have pets like cats and d ogs. Rent in general costed anywhere between $300 to $400 dollars per month. Students who lived in Gainesville before going to OF had an advantage over those who moved. Some students decided instead of living in a dorm or apartment, they lived at home which generally meant a home cooked meal every night instead of during holidays. No matter what major students intnended to pursue, housing was a key element to the college experience. by Allison Waters 70 Student Life HOUSING HOUSING HOUSING HOUSING Student Life 71 Leaving home for the first time was no easy task for most students. For the freshmen it meant leaving home for longer than a weekend or a summer. They were no away from home for a whole year, going back to visit family on holidays, over summer, or for some during, weekends. Students found that they had to fend for themselves in order to survive. Cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry were all part of the experience for students living away from home. Students alson had the chance to set their own curfews and get out from under the protective wings of their parents. Students living in dorms had several to choose from, unfortunatley it was the luck of the draw as to who would be house where. Dorms like Murphree and Thomas had no air conditioning whatsoever. Some students who had family already attending OF skipped the dorm experience and lived with their siblings in an apartment or house. Whether students lived in a house, apart- ment, or dormitory, all experienced the freedom and sadness of being away from home and thier families. No longer were they being harassed for not cleaning the room (unless they had a neat freak roomate), but also they didn ' t have a parent making looking after their wellbeing. Overall though, students enjoyed being out on their own. by Allison Waters LEAVING HOME LEAVING HOME 72 Student Life home Student Life 73 LEISURE TIME LEISURE TIME Living in a dorm was not only a change in life, but also a great deal of fun. Students were able to meet other people who had both the same taste and interests as them. Lifelong friend were made over a period of residing in the same floor or dorm over the period of one year. Students living in dormatories could be seen playingvideo games or cards with one another. Students also spent time hanging out with one another and going out to movies together. House keeping also took up most of the leisure time students had. When students were not busy with school work, they often were cooking, eating in the cafeteria, or even doing the laundry. Living in a dorm or an apartment allowed students the chance to learn how to start cooking. After one year away from home most students became pretty good cooks and knew not to mix whites with colors in the washing machine. Students who lived in apartmetns often invited friend over to their place in order to spend time with one another. It was not oncommon to see students with five or six of their friends renting a movie for the evening and ordering a pizza. Leisure time allowed students to rest relax, and catch up on house work and social by Allison Waters 74 Student Life leisure TIME time Student Life 75 HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN 1 Halloween was a popular holiday around the campus housing residence areas. Hume Hall threw its annual Aura of Horror. The Aura of Horror was a traditional haunted house filled with gouls, goblins, from the Friday 13th movies, and of course, a vampire. The event attracted students and children alike throughout the evening. Area residence houses also gave out candy to who came by throughout the holiday evening, even though the typical turn out was low. Children also went to New facility during Halloween for a night with Alberta. Here children could play games and recieve candy. Both events provided a safe area for childre n to go Trick or Treating and participate in Halloween activities since some no longer participate in the Halloween tradition. Students who participated in Halloween were able to revisit childhood memories by dressing up and having a good time with their friends. During the night several parties also occured and students partied until after Even though parties at the bandshell no longer occur, students still had a fun time on Halloween night. by Allison Waters 76 Student Life halloween halloween halloween Student Life 77 MUD FEST MUD FEST MUD FEST Mud fest was held once a year on the lawn of Weaver hall. The purpose of Mud Fest was for students in different dorms to compete in a friendly but messy game. Mud fest of mens and womens teams from all thedormortories on campus. The games allowed students to interact with people from other dorms. Mud fest also allowed students to meet people in their own dorm and floor. Mud fest typically is held right before home- coming. Dirt was layed out across the lawn of Weaver hall and then water was sprayed over the dirt to create a muddy field. The purpose of the game was to take the ball and put it into the other team ' s goal. Teams were made up of all men or women. The participants in Mud Fest left the field covered in mud. Every one who participated in Mud Fest had a good time and made college friends. Students who didn ' t participate in the competition watched the activities from a safe distance. The games lasted all afternoon and after Mud Fest was over with students who participated washed themselves off with nearby water hoses. Mud fest was enjoyed by both participants and spectators and was a fun part of Homecoming week. by Allison Waters 78 Student Life MUD FEST MUD FEST MUD FEST Student Life 79 cheduling classes that do not coincide with one another is as difficult as completing a master level crossword puzzle without the across clues. Yet, year after year Gators find a way do it. We struggle through the process of finding the required courses in the Course Catalog, the logic of what is offered that semester in the schedule of courses, actually working the word problem and getting into the class needed and finally fitting all the above into a day that does not keep us on campus from 7:25am through E3. 1995 was no exception from the past treachery. There was a twist however, with the introduction of TeleGator. Now, rather than standing in line hand full of scantrons, just in case, Gators were able to sit in the comfort of home and call in what they wanted; they received confirmation on the spot. Despite impending budget cuts and the threat of eliminating of colleges, everyone UF kept at it, determined to complete the puzzle, striving to find each piece ' s place. at UF truly stand above the average. This were not possible if not for the cooperation of faculty, students and staff. It takes many hours of blood and sweat and puddles of tears in some cases to get it all done. Once it ' s finished, glazed and hanging on the wall there is no disputing, it was all worth it, the hours of study, never ending trips to the library, sleepless nights and all those interviews- it ' s all come together. Academics Divider 80B ractice makes perfect and every one wants perfect teeth, which is why College of Dentistry students practice their skills on students. school, the School of Forest and Conservation gets lots of hands on experience expanding their classroom knowledge. tudents in the medical sciences help the community in a number of ways. Here, a future M.D. takes a Gainesville residents blood pressure. in the Fine Arts learn to talk with their hands early on. These sculptors discuss their next ceramics project one spring afternoon. Academics Divider 80C Historian, teacher, administrator, and author, Dr. John V. Lombardi became the ninth president of the University of Florida in March of 1990. Born in Los Angeles in 1942, Lombardi comes from an education family. His mother worked as a college librarian and his father, a pioneer in the California community college movement, was president of Los Angeles City College. earned his bachelor ' s degree from Pomona College and his master ' s and doctoral degrees from Columbia He also attended Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and the University of California at Los Angeles. Lombardi came to the University of Florida from Johns Hopkins University, where he was provost and vice president for academic affairs since 1987. From 1967 until 1987, he pursued an academic career at Indiana University, at the Southeast campus for a year and then in the history department of the Bloomington campus, where he became a in 1977. Lombardi held various administrative posts at Indiana University, including director of Latin American Studies, dean of International Programs, and dean of Arts and Sciences. He also served as a member of the board for Indiana University of the Mid-West Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA), as the director of the MUCIA Cooperative program in Malaysia, and as the American director of a Foreign Area Fellowship Program project in Venezuela. Lombardi also taught at the Universidad Central de Venzeula. A long-term interest in international educatoin involved him in committees and task forces related to international studies for the Association of American Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. A past president of the Conference on Latin American History of the American Historical Association, Lombardi serves on the advisory board of the National Academia Foreign Center. The Venzuelan Nacional de la Historia elected him a corresponding member of the United States, and he serves as a member of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History. His international studies interest also led to a chairmanship of an evaluation team on international and interdisciplinary programs for the Florida State Board of Regents. Elected a senior associate member of St. Anthony ' s College, Oxford, Lombardi has received a variety of fellowships and grants, including a Fulbright-Hays research fellowship, a National Defense Foreign Language fellowship, and grants from Fundacion Simon Bolivar and Fundacioin Creole in Venezuela. He also has received grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Tinker Foundation, the Conference on Latin American History, and MUCIA. A specialist in Latin American history, Lombardi is the author of seven books focused primarily on Venzuela. His wife, Cathryn Lee Lombardi, coauthored one of his books and illustrated two others. Lombardi has contributed many articles, papers, reviews, and teaching materials to journals and conferences. In addition to history, he has taught courses in international business and participated in several executive programs as an instructor or lecturer. an expert on small computers, Lombardi has served on many committee and task forces related to computer use, literacy, and product evaluation. He has reviewed software and hardware in various publications and currently serves as a contributing editor for Info World. For almost two years, Lombardi ' s enthusiasm for automobiles persuaded him and a friend to operate Farmer ' s Garage, a specialty shop for older model cars. John and Cathryn Lombardi have two children, John Lee and Mary Ann. John Lee graduated from Indiana and received his master ' s degree from the University of Florida. Mary Ann graduated with her bachelor ' s degree from the University of Michigan. president John V. Lombard Waving to a onlooker in the Homecoming parade ' s crowd is President John V. Lombardi and his wife Cathryn. 80D President Lombardi 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 DuBose Ausley Tallahassee 1978-1997 Charles B. Reed Chancellor Sean A. Pittman Tallahassee 1992-1993 Welcom H. Watson Ft. Lauderdale 1993-1995 Cecil B. Keene St. Petersburg 1987-1993 Carolyn K. Roberts Ocala 1989-1994 Alec P. Courtelis Miami 1988-1993 Thomas F. Petway III Perla Hantman Jacksonville Miami 1989-1994 1990-1995 James F. Heekin, Jr. Jon C. Moyle Orlando West Palm Beach 1991-1996 1991-1996 Board of Regents 81 College ofAgriculture offers numerous programs from agriculture, 1 agricultural engineering, and agricultural education and to agricultural operations and management, agronomy, and food science and human nutrition. Agricultural Engineering provides the basic training in engineering and agriculture, so that the students are prepared to solve the socialized and unique problems presented to each one of them. Agricultural Education and Communication gives each pupil three options of teaching, an extension, or an Agricultural Communication option, and the Agricultural Operations Management gives the needed foundations for careers in technical management: such as bioprocess, and technical sales and product support. Students within the agronomy field have the choice of either going into agronomy or plant science whereas those in entomology and nematology deal with two principle groups of invertebrate animals. Dairy Science students can deal strictly with dairy science or dairy management, and management or business is offered to persons within Poultry Science. Soil and Water Science students deal with soil science, soil technology, and soil and land use, and people in the Food Science and Human Nutrition area are mainly involved with food science, nutrition and dietetics, and nutritional science. Plant pathology pupils concentrate on the options of biotechnology and agricultural technology, and and cell science students study organisms in the Bacteria Archae and Eucarya domains. Persons within the Food and Resource Economics area focus agribusiness management, food marketing and distribution, resource and economics, and those who are studying the Sciences deal with general horticultural operations management and environmental horticulture with emphasis on nursery management and landscape horticulture, floriculture and foliage production, and maintenance, and urban horticulture. -Robbie Rieders Horse breeding isjust apart ofwhat Phil Stansly, an entomologist, dis- goes on and what specialists and covers that an Oriental moth de- students deal with at the College of stroys a good number ofcitrus crops. Agriculture. 82 College of Agriculture Dean Larry Connor Raymond N. Gallaher, University of Florida agronomist, shows his peers a handful of compost-treated soil. Vegetable crops specialist James White inspects the cabbage crop for bugs or any damage the vegetables might have sustained in the field. Academics 83 Many of the Architecture professors Another float in the Homecoming take their students outside for a dif- parade was that of the M.E. Rinker ferent prospective during lectures. School of Building Construction. 14.E. RINKER SCHOOL OF 84 Academics College of College of Architecture, which has been open since 1925, offers many degrees in the areas of architecture, building construction, interior design, and landscape architecture for its students. Possible career opportunities for graduates include quality controllers, field engineers, cost engineers, and assistant superintendents. The program ' s focus is an understanding of theory, practice, integrated thinking for problem solving, and creation of beauty. They are also intended to foster intellectual growth and to develop new insight that will add materially to the discipline of architecture, to society, and to the intellectual community of the university. All persons interested in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture must finish a lot of the same prerequisties in the beginning of the program. Some of the stressed courses which require dedication and hard work are the design series and architectural histories. In the study of interior design, the need to lift the human spirit, accomodate human activity, safety and well-being have become increasingly since people are spending more and more time indoors. Interior designers are expected to understand architecture, human behavior, and the related environmental disciplines. Landscape Architecture deals with the planning, design implementation, and management of the many natural and cultural landscapes in Florida. The range of courses offered is from land forms, site planning, and building location to conserved and protected landscapes. The M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction originated in 1935, and the School of Building Construction, one of the first programs to be accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, was opened in 1976. The college is active in the community and also has service organizations such as the College Council and Sigma Lambda Chi. -Robbie Rieders Dean Wayne Drummond Putting the finishing touches on The College of Architecture ' s build their house model are Eden Tepper ing was desinged by the school ' s and Eric Gongora. students which makes it special to everyone. College of Architecture Building Construction 85 college o College of Business Administration and the Fisher School of Accounting are situated among three distictive buildings: the New Business Building, Bryan Hall, and Matherly Hall. To many business students, these three buildings comprise the " Business Triangle " . students may select majors in Computer and Information Sciences, Decision and Information Sciences, Economics, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Urban Analysis, Management, and Marketing. Finance is by far one of the most popular majors on campus. Also offered are a minor in Actuarial Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. The school is known for the courses such as Economics which are replayed in order to enable students to see their classes at their convenience. The college has been recognized both at the university level and the national level. The Fisher School of Accounting was established in 1977 and is now one of the top schools in the nation. Their 3 2 program is extremely competitive and demanding. Among the faculty are past professors of the National American Accounting Association, the Society, and the National Association for Consumer Research. The college also offers internship opportunities, most of which lead to careers after graduation. For students who wish to join clubs or groups, such as honor societies and service organizations related to fields in Business Administration, abound. Some of these groups include International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management (AIESEC), Alpha Iota Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, the Minority Business Society, the College Council, Undergraduate Economics Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, which is a national honor society for business students exhibiting strength in scholarship and character, as well as numerous others. Dean John Kraft -Jeff Flowers These students pose for a picture Taking a break from studying, these during orientation week at the Col- business students eagerly await the lege of Business Administration arrival of their friends. Fisher School of Accounting. 86 College of Business Administration Fisher School of Accounting Dr. Mark Rush, one of the more economics teachers, does a Volunteering by bui lding a home for skit with Albert the Alligator during Alachua County ' s Habitat for Humanity Gator Growl. ity are these Business students. Academics 87 Students enter Norman Hall which Another student within the college is the College of Education, located supervises local school children across 13th Street. with math manipulatives. 88 Academics Dean David C. Smith College of today face a greater responsibility than ever before, and thei College of Educat ion, located in Norman Hall, helps to prepare those aspiring to the profession. With such responsibilities placed upon future educators come even greater rewards, but one must have all the preparation to obtain personal satisfaction and achieve certain goals. Today ' s parents expect a lot from educators, but it is for the benefit of all the parties involved. The teacher education programs are designed to meet these challenges, and PROTEACH is one of these such programs. PROTEACH was designed to meet the needs of future educators, and students undergo a rigorous five years of study to obtain their Masters of Education degree. The basic idea of the PROTEACH program is centered around what a beginning teacher should know, should be able to accomplish, and should be as a model for today ' s youth. This program prepares pupils for the fields ranging from elementary education to secondary education specializing in certain areas such as biology, social sciences, English, or other languages. Elementary education deals with students from kindergarten through sixth grades, and secondary education deals with pupils from grades seven to twelve. One may also choose special education to teach those with disabilities. From the extensive fields also comes the profession of future college professors who may very well end up at those universities as the University of Florida or elsewhere within or outside of the United States. The College of Education is ranked among the top three teacher programs in the Southeast, and PROTEACH is one of the most comprehensive, respected, and effective teacher programs within the United States. With so much expected from today ' s educators, the training is offered to those who feel that they can help mold and influence the young minds of tomorrow ' s future leaders. -Jeff Flowers Working one-on-one with an elementary school child is also a student, but of the College of Education. The College of Education was just one of the various booths set up for Gator Expo to inform interested students about the college. College of Education 89 College design and construction techniques to meet human needs and to apply theoretical knowledge are what students of the College of Engineering use within their academic careers. The college is the oldest and largest in the state of Florida and is ranked by U.S. News World Report as one of the 25 best American graduate engineering programs. The school is the second largest of the colleges at the University of Florida, and it is one of the three largest research units. It also offers Bachelor of Science degrees in a wide variety of areas, ranging from Agricultural Engineering to Nuclear Engineering. Other areas of the field include aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, surveying and mapping, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and enginering. Some other areas of study are industrial and systems engineering, interdisciplinary engineering, materials science and mechanical engineering, and nuclear engineering. With so many divisions of study offered, engineering students surely receive an education which is full of interesting information and practical All students within the College of Engineering are required to have a strong background in chemistry, physics, and high level mathematics courses such as calculus. Engineering pupils in the college undergo a difficult course of study, which most find to be a very rewarding experience. Understandable and precise communications are required of an engineer who delivers judgment of plans and decisions. 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. The knowledge of engineering and other related areas are a must so that the engineer is able to work effectively with others in order to fulfill assignments for the benefit of all. -Jeff Flowers This man within the Electrical En- Setting up surveying equipment in gineering Department studies his the North Lawn, as a requirement project which is due for a class. for their class, are Civil Engineering 90 College of Engineering ing students. Dean Winfred M. Phillips Students within the Mechanical Engineering area of study clean one of the satellite dishes. As a part of Agricultural Engineering ' s job, this young woman studies the development of this fish in its surroundings. Students Maurice Overholt and Darren Todd molds some brown clay Sarah Rivers smile for the camera cups for his sculpturing class in the while taking a break from their duet College of Fine Arts. piano playing. 92 Academics College of you believe that all of the areas within the fine arts are only art, dance, acting, and singing, then think again. The college which provides instruction for students who seek professional careers in the arts is the College of Fine Arts. It also offers other students at the university creative and cultural opportunities, and it provides appropriate service to the citizens of Florida. The school developed from the School of which opened in 1925, but in 1975, both schools were divided into the two known to everyone today. The College of Fine Arts includes the art, music, and theatre departments; the Center for Latin American and Tropical Arts; the Center for the Arts and Public Policy; the Center for Performing Arts; the Visual Arts Resources Center; and the University Galleries. There are many undergraduate programs offered such as art with specialization in painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and electronic media; creative photography; graphic design; art and art history. Other courses offered are music with subdivisions in performance, theory and composition, history, church music, and music in combination with outside field; music education; theatre performance with levels including acting, music theatre, and dance; an d theatre production with divisions in costume design, scene design, and lighting design. Students are given the opportunity to practice their skills in front of audiences during the year by taking part in various performances. Those who developed artistic talent enjoyed performing and learning while earning their degree. The degrees which are earned by graduates are a general Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Areas, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, and Bachelor of Arts in General Art Studies. -Je Flowers Dean Donald E. Mc Glothlin Fine Arts student Kristen Matheny Ruth Velazquez, Brian Hargrove, practices her music on her french and Ronda Paoletti show off their horn. talents during a voice rehearsal. College of Fine Arts 93 A forestry student scales a tree to see that it is growing okay. These students recognize the of nature in today ' s 94 College of Forest Resources Conservation Shying away from the camera are two Shetland ponies. These adorable animals love to be fed by the passers-by from campus. College o the call of the outdoors is a main interest, then do not overlook all that the College of Forest Resources and Con servation has to offer. With graduates going into the exciting field of land management all over the country, one can be sure to put to good use all of the skills and information learned in this four year college. The school uses a science based approach towards the natural and biological resources that nature has provided everyone. Students who are interested in natural resources and the environment should consider the career opportunities offered to graduates with majors in forestry, wildlife ecology, and natural resource conservation. Forestry provides graduates with expertise in management of forest resources for society ' s contemporary and future needs for forest-related products, amenities, and services. Wildlife ecology educates students in biological, social, physical, and management sciences in order to excel at both scientific and political aspects of managing wildlife and related natural resources. The College of Forest Resources and Conservation ' s graduates use science based techniques to manage renewable biological resources for social and economic benefits. They also manage the land for the conservation of natural resources, the production of renewable resources, the creation and maintenance of wildlife habitat, the protection of watershed and ecological values, and the enhancement of recreational values. These graduates face the exciting challenge of working with natural resources and modern technology to tackle expanding needs and the expectations of a non-expanding land base such as public land base such as public lands in national, state, and municipal forests. Other areas of land include parks, wetlands, and preserves; private lands of individuals and and urban and community environments in the United States and throughout the world. -Jeff Flowers Acting Dean Lucas Arvanitis No Photo Available Academics 95 Inspecting these poinsettias for any damage caused by insects or weather are these forestry students. This is just one important part of their studies. Two students choose which Christmas tree is best to liven up their apartment. It seems as though they have found the perfect one. Monitoring this man ' s blood while he is walking on a treadmill is a student of the college. Weightlifting and increasing cardio-vascular circulation is one of the goals expressed by the college and demonstrated by this man. 96 Academics FORMA A man is exercising as part of a study put on by the College of Health and Human Performance. The College of Health and Human Performance was another in the informative Gator Expo. College of Health Human Performance 97 College of Health and Human Performance centers on the of maintaining and improving health. The subject of physical health to a health specialist is a dynamic state. The college helps prepare students who are interested in going into the fields that pertain to leisure activities and the role they play in people ' s lives. Health educators seek to inform others concerning lifestyles and other behaviors that affect health. This is particularly useful to the state of Florida as tourism is one of the leading industries. The departments are those of exercise and sport sciences; health science education; and recreation, parks, and tourism. The Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences has opportunities for students interested in physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. The program explores the immediate and lasting effects of exercise, the learning of physical skills, and the psychological, social, and historical aspects of sports. The Department of Health Science Education prepares students to enter the field of health education and the health educators ' view optimal health as a multifaceted state involving physical, social, emotional, intellectual, vocational, environmental, and spiritual dimensions. The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism focuses on understanding the role and the impact of leisure activities on individuals and society. The Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences has the subdivisions of Exercise Science Specialization, Athletic Training Specialization, Sport Management Specialization, Exercise Science Graduate School Specialization, and Teaching Program Specialization. Health Education has the program areas of Community Health Education, School Health Education, and Health Promotion and Wellness. The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism has different areas of study such as Natural Resource Management, Recreat ion Program Delivery, and Therapeutic Recreation. -Jeff Flowers Dean Patrick J. Bird College o was established in 1958 and is now one of the largest and most diversified schools in the southeast? The answer is the College of Health Related Professions. It is located at the Health Science Center along with the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. Both the closeness of the schools and the access to the patients at the Shands Medical Center greatly contribute to the success rates of the students coming out of the colleges. The College of Health Related Professions offers numerous areas of study such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, and rehabilitative services. These fields today are among both the most demanded and the most demanding. They work with people from other medical areas to help Improve the health and well-being of the patients for whom they care. The fields require a wide range of skills and knowledge, and the programs help provide the education and training that are necessary to be successful in today ' s medical professions. Occupational therapy and physical therapy are some of the fastest growing careers in the United States. At a time when people are living longer than ever, trained therapists are necessary to assist the disabled in daily activities, to help everyone reach their maximum potential, and to generally maintain a quality of lifestyle after a sickness or injury. A vocation in rehabiliative services involves seeing to the treatment of patients in a community, private, or voluntary health unit. These patients include the injured, handicapped, and those special services. Allied health occupations provide health services and promote health as just some of their functions. Those occupations range from routine tasks to comprehensive professional responsibilities and considerable diversity exists in educational preparation. Health care in today ' s complex society requires a wide range of skills and knowledge, and the opportunities for a career are limitless. -Jeff Flowers A clinical psychologist records the various A hearing test is performed on recently ous answers and responses to different born Alec, while mother Diane Gillan stimuli which she presents. holds him and Dr. F. Joesph Kemker observes. 98 College of Health Related Professions Dean Richard Gutekunst Minette Hendler and Liz Burnette work out on treadmills at the Florida Gym for a study on exercise and osteoporosis. Physical therapy is just one of the areas of specialty within the of Health Related Professions. Academics 99 100 Academics A Dentistry student walks around the Homecoming parade in a tooth outfit to promote the college. While in the dentist ' s office, a gets his teeth cleaned during a routine check-up by a Dentistry student. p Acting Dean Joseph Kehoe College of flouride, brushing techniques, and, in general, good dental hygiene are all stressed for the upkeep of a perfect mouth. Students who have the desire to help the public with maintaining that goal enter the University of Florida ' s College of Dentistry. The college was founded in 1972, and it strives towards excellency in preparing its students to enter private dental practice, graduate programs, research activities, and a lifetime of continuing education. The college itself is housed within the J. Hillis Miller Health Center. The Dental Sciences department includes dental outpatient clinics, postgraduate and specialty clinics, offices for dental faculty, seminar rooms, and teaching and research laboratories. The school is then divided into 20 departments ranging from operative dentistry to pediatric dentistry to orthodontics. The College of Dentistry provides a highly individualized curriculum to its numerous students. The modular curriculum was developed based on multi-disciplinary teaching by the afore-mentioned departments. It, the college ' s program, was competency based, stressing behavioral rather than time as primary guidelines for advancement. The program is relatively self-paced, meaning it gives the students the maximum flexibility in their studies. It also consists of intense labs and clinical work, along with the regular classroom activities. To aid in a self-paced education, video lectures allow pupils to take classes at their convenience. This atmosphere provides for much self-motivation, and no students are at the same place within the program. Outstanding faculty is just one of the reasons why the school is one of the top few in this field, and another reason is that the pupils are diligent and dedicated to learning and knowing their specialized area of study both frontwards and backwards. In addition to the coursework which is assigned during the semester, the dental student organizations sponsor free dental checkups to both students and faculty. -Robbie Rieders Dean Frank A. Catalanotto Dr. Jack Warren, associate of operative dentistry at UF, examines an artificial tooth with simulated tooth decay. The College of Dentistry shows their school spirit by making a float for the Homecoming parade promoting the defeat of the Eagles. College of Dentistry 101 Dean of Medicine-Allen Neims Dean of Nursing-Kathleen Long Research director Dr. Christina Leonard points out different brain structures in the brain of dyslexics by using the MRI system. 102 Colleges of Medicine Nursing A nursing student takes the blood pressure of a student at one of the local elementary schools. College of for the medical field requires a difficult schedule as well as hours of intensive hands-on training, and fortunately the College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program fulfills what each student needs. It also provides the chance for students to perform diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative and health maintenance services under the supervision of a licensed physician. The college offers in-depth and rigorous study in the basic and medical sciences. Upon successful completion of basic training, each pupil enters a residency. Some of the demands placed upon physician assistants include intelligence, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, relating well with people, and reacting calmly in emergency situations. The College of Nursing exists within Shands Hospital, allowing students a practical education in the real world. Because of the location within Shands, nursing students have opportunities for supervised observation and practice in the selected phases of health care in the various areas of the hospital such as outpatient clinics, an ambulatory care unit, a psychiatric unit, and hospital units for seriously-ill patients. Nursing is a dynamic interactive process to promote, maintain, and restore wellness, to prevent illness, and to treat human responses to illness throughout people ' s life spans. Some areas of specialization include pediatrics, mental health nursing, nurse midwifery, community care, and numerous others. The college also offers organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau, the College of Nursing Student Council, and the Florida Nursing Student Association (FNSA), which exist to increase the experience of nursing as well as keeping the College of Nursing in contact with the University of Florida and the surrounding community. These fields require a wide range of knowledge, and the University of Florida has one of the highest success rates in educating and training today ' s medical professionals. -Robbie Rieders Dr. Marjorie White reviews data from her family dynamics research Drs. Anne Curtis and Jamie Conti with a peer within the College of examine EKG strips used in the Medicine. study of a versatile cardiac drug. Academics 103 Doing research requires numerous hours of hard work, dedication, and many interruptions. Pharmacy student Kevin Hall shows young children what some drugs look like in an effort to show them not all pharmaceutics are bad. 104 Academics College f been ranked as one of the top ten programs in the United States, the College of Pharmacy is extremely well respected and well known. The college received an accreditation by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, and the students in this program have several prestigious awards and scholarships within their specific areas of study, as well as establishing their names within the community and the college itself. From the tough and challenging schedules ahead of these students comes the earned accomplishment of degrees. The College of Pharmacy offers many graduate degrees such as Doctor of Pharmacy Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Pharmacy Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, and a of Science in Pharmacological Science. Undergraduate programs such as pre-pharmacy can ultimately lead to careers in the health field. Some areas of specialization include mechanical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacy practice, and pharmacodynamics. Students within the College of Pharmacy take 94 hours of classes which are designed to provide the student with the scientific and cultural background required for the successful practice of pharmacy. These students study pharmaceutics, medical chemistry, pharmaceutical biology, pharmacy health care administration, and pharmacy practice as just a part of what the area of pharmacy demands. Known not only for its high quality research contributions, clinical teaching, and outstanding teaching staff but also for its tremendous and hard working student body is what the College of Pharmacy offers and is all about. Professional programs, in addition to a vast range of possibilities and future career goals, form an excellent base for advanced study which can lead to inevitable careers in both research and teaching. -Jeff Flowers Dr. Koppaker Rao displays taxol, which is a substance proven to be effective in fighting ovarian and other types of cancer. Taking part in the Homecoming pa- rade are numerous colleges, and the College of Pharmacy and the of Medicine combine their float. College of Pharmacy 105 Dean Michael Schwartz Tending to an elephant-sized foot problem is all in a day ' s work for vets at the Florida Veterinary Teaching Hospital. One of the interesting things about being a vet rued student is having the chance to see an experiment a snake swallow two 15-watt light bulbs. 106 College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Richard E. Dierks College of Veterinary Medicine involves much more than taking Spot for a flea dipping or routine check up, complete with shots and medicines, at the doctor ' s office. It is concerned with the total health of all members of the animal kingdom and also the health of man. The college is one of the newest additions to the College of Health Related Professions at the University of Florida. With the addition of its new and Improved large facility, this college offers unlimited opportunities for both men and women interested in medicine and the well being of animals. The curriculum provides the student within the College of Veterinary Medicine with an eight semester program which includes various core courses and elective clinical experience. Students are given the to apply to the school after two years if they have done an outstanding job within their undergraduate studies. Those who participate in the professional degree program end up with a degree in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) which inevitably leads to a career in that field as a doctor or professor. A total of 150 credit hours are required for graduation and to recieve a degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinary medicine students and professionals serve the numerous needs of the public and their pets in numerous ways. Veterinarians must not only want to practice medicine, but they must also have a deep understanding and compassion of and for animals as well. Our pets are put into the caring and skillful hands of the doctors who take care of them by keeping their immunizations up to date and performing operations when they are badly hurt. They decide the right diet (and even an exercise program, if necessary) for our pets and can also provide great insight which is extremely useful and proves to be beneficial for cures for deadly human diseases. Flowers Academics 107 Dr. Carlos Cervantes demonstrates the use of the flexible endoscope in equine laser surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Joanne Bruggeman jogs with her English setter, Jessie, who brain surgery at the college. One of the areas in the Journalism school is television productions, and this student is working hard on focusing on a speaker b eing filmed. Journalism students as well as many others congregate in one of the areas within the Journalism and Communications building. 108 Academics College of Journalism Communications 109 Another Journalism student is Putting away tapes for one of the checking some photography slides radio shows at Rock 104 is a one of her projects. nalism student. Dean Terry Hynes College of forward to gaining valuable and practical experience in all of the major areas of the media such as television, radio, newspaper, and dozens of internship programs are what the students of the College of Journalism and Communications do. The college is divided into four departments: Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, and and is heavily supported by the communications industry, so students are able to look at real world problems and their different solutions. The College of Journalism and Communications is located in Weimer Hall and boasts a state of the art facility complete with computers and professional video equipment. Weimer Hall contains five different newsrooms, seven computer labs, three television studios, a lab with 29 printing stations, two desktop publishing graphics labs equipped with 40 computer stations, and about 400 networked computer units. The Alvin G. Flangan Telecommunications Wing was opened in the spring of 1990. With a nationally recognized program, students obtain practical experience working at the college ' s three radio stations, working with the independent student newspaper and the local daily newspaper, and working in dozens of internships which are offered. Eight ratings of journalism and communications programs in the past 10 years have placed all of the college ' s programs among the top ten in the nation. Journalism and Telecommunications students have won the Hearst Broadcast News competitions fourteen times in the last 30 years, and the other programs in the College of Journalism and Communications are also well-known and recognized. The college has numerous organizations such as Kappa Tau Alpha, the Ad Society, Alpha Epsilon Rho, RTNDA, Pi Rho Sigma, the Magazine Society, PRSSA, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Student Society of Advertising. -Jeff Flowers Students wait just outside the of Law to discuss the topics of their difficult class. Intently listening to their professor speak about torts are some hard-working students. 110 College of Law you are interested in law or any part of the justice system or even if you just get excited watching old reruns of LA Law, Matlock, or Law Order, maybe law is just the right career for you. Of course you cannot assume that court procedures and proceedings are exactly like the Hollywood television shows- because they most definitely are not like real life, at least in most ways. Studying takes up much time within a law student ' s life, but all of the time is put to good use towards their degree. 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 the school graduates some ofthe most competent and effective law school graduates in the nation. Many of these students move on to the national or even international levels. The faculty is one of the main reasons that the law school is such a success. It is comprised of professors who are nationally recognized because of their published writings in the forms of books and articles in magazines. They are dedicated to providing a terrific education to their pupils. With a small student-teacher ratio, there are plenty of for individual attention ensuring a quality education. Although the professors demand a lot of dedication and hard work, it is all for the benefit of the student ' s understanding and comprehension of the subject. The college has much to offer in the resource department with the legal information center, the career planning and placement office, the center for governmental responsibility, and the international law program all providing the needed information a law student needs, such as case files and terminology. Both the faculty and resources of the University of Florida ' s law school make a big difference in a student ' s success in law school. The staff is dedicated to the profession of law, and they do everything possible to make sure that their students will be the absolute best lawyers that they can be. -Jeff Flowers Dean Jeffrey Lewis Professor Nagan discusses very important One of the most unique buildings on portant topics in a way that his the University of Florida campus is students will be sure to understand. that of the College of Law. Academics 111 These students are walking from One of the many things foreign languages their sixth hour in Turlington Hall guage students do is spend many on a bright and sunny day. hours in the language lab. 112 Academics Providing students with a vast intellectual foundation with which they can chart new ideas and concepts is only one important function of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It also helps to develop their critical thinking skills. This college offers a lot to potential students and society in general as it is at the frontier of research in a number of areas. All beginning freshman are classified under this college as well as any upperclassmen who seek to obtain a Liberal Arts and Sciences degree in such subjects as Psychology, Criminal Justice, Spanish, and Political Science. With over 40 possible majors and minors, it offers the widest range of areas to study. Many of the college ' s departments are located within Turlington Hall. World events demonstrate the importance of such ideas as freedom, and human worth. These ideas are extremely important and central to the ideas of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as it seeks to ready for an increasingly complex and interconnected world. The college also fosters a healthy cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity among the and faculty, ever mindful of national and in ternational events. It also is at the heart of academic life, providing students with an intellectual foundation upon which they can develop scholastically and humanistically. The faculty and students participate in programs which improve the quality of life through teaching and research in such areas as aging, child the family, literature, speech communication, history, language, biotechnology, environmental science, politics, high energy physics, space, and religion. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students an academic environment in which they learn how to communicate to reason independently, and to comprehend the traditions and that have shaped this world. It therefore seeks to enable students to be citizens as well as future leaders. — Jeff Flowers Dean Williard Harrison liberal arts and sciences Looking up books for her English project, a student uses the Luis, for valuable help. Steve Funk gets help from Dr. James Sain about his studies for his intended major. College Of Liberal Arts Sciences 112A t is complete. The senior class has solved the clues and worked the puzzle through. The road was not smooth nor straight, but the end prize rests in strong grasp. Portraits have been taken and mailed with announcements to adoring fans, Pomp and Cir- cumstance has rang through long awaited ears and campus parking is a worry of the past. The Class of 1995 filled in all the open slots. They fit the hustle and bustle of classes, tedious studying hours, finding a way to pay for it all (some in pennies), and extras like husbands, wives, kids, and into a working schedule. It took a lot of manipulation, but in the end each and every newly anniciated Gator alumni can look back on what they have accomplished at OF and breath a sigh of relief as a grin creeps onto their face. t is very important for the graduation cap to he placed perfectly on the graduate ' s head. 112B x Senior Divider I ' ve been mugged! So begins another roll of senior portrait shots. congratulations are in order for a sea son well done for athletes and others alike. e scene is set all that is needed is the long awaited Pomp and Circumstance. ying to get ABC ' s attention (he Engineering block shows (heir support game day. Senior Divider 112C four Year Scholars Meredith Barman Susanne Conefry Jennifer Abadie Julie Abbruzi Ahmed Abukmail Tammi Adelstein Joshua Adler Rebecca Adorno Angelica Agosta Steven Aguirre Michael Akom Nabeel Al-Fayoumi 112 Seniors Brian Allen Besjon Alivandi Ayad Alakhdar Kimberly Album Angel Allen Faith Allen Kathleen Allred Christine Almeria Maria Alonso Samantha Alston Chris Altobello Lynn Amento Vincent Amigh Brett Amron Pamela Anderson Alexis Anthony Kelly Angus Amy Armada Suzanne Apon Sonya Anderson Mary Armas Michael Aronsohn Samuel Asencio Eleanor Auerbach Aaron Austin Seniors 113 Lora Azzarello Tammy Bach John Badalamenti Casey Bachman Stacy Austin Brad Bagwell Michele Balizer Shawn Barat April Barrow Kathryn Baum David Bechor Chad Barker Jennifer Barkley Amy Bartfield Julie Basch Deborah Bauman Becky Bauman Heather Ball Francisco Baquedano 114 Seniors Raymond Barnes Stephen Baron Anne Basel Jennifer Baum Earl Bautista Heather Beaupre Two Year Scholars Peter Gianaros Steven Soloff Brian Becker Susan Becker Nan Beckett Gene Bednarek Christopher Beeman David Behar Alicia Bellini Carlos Beltran Jennifer Bembry Darren Bensley Seniors 115 Two Year Scholar Four Year Scholar Mark Feather Lamia ElMandawy Adam Berliner Amy Berman Rebekah Bernard Kari Berns Nancy Biehl David Bielski Judith Biller Antonio Billett Renee Bingman Jukie-Ann Bird 116 Seniors Michelle Blancher Lisa Black Stephanie Black Jennifer Bittner Nikki Birttain Heather Blanco Marcie Blanford Tracy Blank Shayna Block Darren Bloom Emily Blum Joseph Bogart Paul Bohres Michael Bomar Bradley Bondi Timothy Bonner Tanya Booth Michael Borden Stephen Bottamly Nanette Boyer Edward Braddy Chris Braun Mark Braun Bethany Braunstein Shelton Bridges Seniors 117 Erika Brodwyn Dahlia Brown Ronda Brightwell Amy Brief Erik Bright Jesse Burgard Ulises Burgos Michelle Bundang Barbara Burak Jennifer Buko Genae Brown Mark-Anthony Brown Lori Broxson George Brusick Michael Bryan Tina Bryant Tina Bryant Jason Brydges Bernice Buckler Lisa Buffett Jane Burnette Karen Burton Jennifer Burzenski Anna But Sean Byers 118 Seniors Outstanding Female Outstanding Male Heather Blanco Terry Dean Juan Caballero Sean Cain Theresa Caliendo Kelley Cammarano Michael Campos Jeremy Cann Jason Cannon Karen Canonico Raya Cantor Stephanie Cardonna Seniors 119 Judith Biller Hall of Fame Outstanding Female Brian Carpenter Holly Carr Scott Carroll Tracey Carroll James Carson Kelly Carter Kimberly Carter Meghan Cassidy Scott Casaldo Fernando Castellon 120 Seniors Miriam Castro Lisa Cauley Jermaine Ceasar Christine Cerrato Bobby Chambers Kin Chan Yuen-Ching Chan Mark Chance Rand Chandler Andre Charbonneau Randolph Charles Kelli Chaves Brian Checkovich Leonid Chernyak Phai Chew Kari Childress Michael Chisholm Ee Chong Mun Hoe Chow Elizabeth Cintron Cassie Cioci Margaret Cisneros Susan Cistone Auli Cohen Laura Cohen Seniors 121 Jason Cooper Tiffany Cooper Tasha Constable Charles Cooper II Andrew Copeland Joel Cormfeld Nicole Cotton Patrick Corley Warren Corpus Gary Cosman Jr. Kimberly Cox Michael Cotzen Susan Coughlin Derek Courtney Jonathan Cousins Holly Cole Deborah Collins Valerie Collins Robin Connors Jeffrey Crandall David Crawley Erin Cheese Melinda Crockett Anthony Cronin Jr. Jill Cohn 122 Seniors Brad Bondi of Fame Outstanding Male Cheryl Crook Janis Cross Lori Crump Willa Curtiss Carla Davis Rania Daccache Dona Dagon David Daugherty Dani Davies Anna Davis Seniors 123 Christina Cabrera outstanding Female Danielle Davis Jodie Davis John Davis Richard Dawson A. 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Nichols Holly Newell 148 Seniors Devesh Nirmul Jenny Noell Bren Nojaim Thomas Nolen Sandra Nortunen Regina Nunnally Shane O ' Koon Margaret O ' Leary Johanna Odavar Anna-Lisa Odom Kevin O ' Keefe Stacy Oldanie Rose Marie Olivia Wai Ooi Stephen Ossi Troy Osten Susanmarie Otiniano Michelle Ott Michael Otten Janelle Padgett Joseph Padilla Michelle Pagano Ghedy Page Steven Paink Milena Palenzuela Seniors 149 Neil Palka Lisa Pann Heather Parker Yolanda Parker Debra Parson Patrick Patangan Alpesh Patel Patricia Moser Dion Paul Myrriam Paul Janet Pech Xavier Pena Shana Perlman Thomas Perry Kurt Pfaff Owen Philibert Alicia Phillips Kendra Philman Dorey Phoeuk Tracy Pigott Chris Pleicones Scott Ponce Elizabeth Pleasants Duane Pitts Jennifer Pitts 150 Seniors Jay Saxena of Fame Bonny Potz Lynette Poulos Johannah Pourgiau Thomas Powell Paul Precure Jonathan Pritchett Delia Quintanilla Georgina Rahael Kerry Rafuse Brett Eric Railey Seniors 151 Pete Schoemann hall of Fame Melanie Rashall Marius Ratanu Gabriel Reed Kimberly Reed Donna Reeves Christian Reilly Maria Reyman Kevin Reid Tricia Reid Robert Reich 152 Seniors Lorena Riffo Maria Rivas Edward Rios Raymond Roach Jr. Michael Robbin Sean Robins Marci Roberts Linda Rodriguez Stefany Robinson Jonthan Robinson Nancy Rovak Bradley Rosen Kimberly Roth Marc Rosenthal Kimberly Rowland Edward Rulka Deanna Russell Heather Rubinchik Maurice Rudolph Mary R. 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Short III Keith Shotzberger Jennifer Showalter Sharon Siama Cory Siansky Brian Signer Dena Silverstein Michelle Simmons Mark Skipper Nila Sinha Heidee Sue Sinowitz Andres Sintes Valerie Skousen Adam Slipakoff Meredith Smalley Allison Smith Gwendolyn Smith Jeffrey Smith Jennifer Smith Michael Smith Pamela Smith Shad Smith Jennifer Smolka Seniors 157 Shannon Southerly Curtis Splain Tanya Sterling Jennifer Stagner Damon Stevens Petrine Stanley William Stevens Stacy Starr Robert Stecklow Craig Stickler Chad Stinedurf Charles Sobchak Rachel Somers Loy-Weng Soong Michelle Sorrentino Eric Sotto Tanya Spann Kristen Spas Lisa Sperber Lauren Spital 158 Seniors Steven Stowe Krista Strand Sandra Strgar Michael E. Stromgren Michael Sullivan Clifford Strong hall of Fame Peter Sun Vernon Sun Lynn Sunderhaus Rachel Sutz Naoko Suzuki Tracy Sweet Daniel Switzen Denay Sylvester Jason Sysak Kari Tabag Seniors 159 Chu Tan Hoang Vu Hall of Fame Bassam Tabbara Arthur F. 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Wiedenheft Sheri Wilbanks Joelle Wiley Amy Williams James Williams Jennifer Williams Joan T. Williams Seniors 163 Jen Wilson Hall of Fame Julie Williams Michelle A. Williams Sonya Williams Terrell Williams Trenicia Williams Congratulations 164 Seniors Tori Wills Tamara Wilsey Kendra Wilson Lori Winnall Diana Winternitz Pun-Yuen Wong Punchin Wong Chung-Kei Woo Lashaun Wooten Steven Yantoorenburg Jason Zack Wing Yuen Mona Young Deanne Yon Blair Zanaig Susan Zarycki-Weig Keith T. Zdrowak Mariana Zidovec Stacy Zimmerman Seniors 165 OJ guilty O.J. Simpson always lived the on camera, first as a football star, then as a sportscaster, commercial pitchman and actor. Nothing, however, could have prepared him, or his fans, for the role he would play in 1994. Shortly after midnight on June 13 the slain bodies of Simpson ' s ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman were found outside her Brentwood condo. The first reports were surprising enough: O.J. was a suspect. But his arrest topped the initial shock; instead of turning in he and friend, Al Callings, led police on a televised low speed freeway chase through Southern California on June 17. The chase, with O.J. holding a gun to his head, ended just after dark at his west LA home with his mother waiting. Thus began the never ending trail of preempting and questions- Did he do it? DNA? Judge Ito? Marcia Clark (new hairdos)? planted evidence? bloody gloves? and Michael Fuhrman. Simpson ' s ten million dollar defense team including Robert Shapiro and Johnnie Cochran began trying to plant doubts in the jury ' s minds in January. Jury discontent plagued the trial as it dragged through its 100 ' s of days. There was much speculation of a mistrial as the jury pool shrunk. flee us shores 166 Current Events They headed north on anything that would float- oil drums, inner tubes, wooden planks. They were Cuba ' s boat people, tens of thousands of people desperate to come to the US to escape the poverty and hunger of their increasingly isolated Communist island. Many did not make it due to storms, sinkings or the Coast Guard, which over 1000 in a single day in September. The flood of migrants receded shorty thereafter. In April President Clinton agreed to allow asylum to 20,000 refugees upon the promise that Cuba halt the flight of boat people. nightmare of a disastrous urban earthquake came true on January 17th when a powerful quake tore through several cities, toppling hundreds of building, touching off raging fires and killing more than 5,000 people. The country had been rattled by a series of strong quakes since late December, when the quake with a magnitude of 7.5 jolted northern Japan. The city of Kobe, the site of the worst destruction, is a gateway for more than 12 percent of Japan ' s export. war Out civil war in Rwanda began with plane crash that killed the president. Before the year was over another 500,00 Rwandans had been killed and 2 million had fled the African nation for the relative safety of squalid refugee camps in Zaire and other neighboring countries. President Juvenal Habyarimana died in a mysterious plane crash on April 6, igniting long-simmering between the Hutu tribe, which comprises 90 percent of the population, and the Tutsi tribe, which accounts for the other 10 percent. A rebel group comprised mainly of Tutsis had been trying to unseat the president, who was Hutu. His tribe blamed the Tutsis for his death, and Hutu extremists began a series of mass killings that a united Nations panel later characterized as genocide- " concerted, planned, systematic and methodical. " United States went to the brink of invading Haiti, but at the last minute Haiti ' s military rulers bowed to the United Nations and promised to cede power to the duly elected president whom they had ousted, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. With troop planes in the air and flying toward Haiti, three special US envoys - Former President Jimmy Carter, retired General Colin Powell and Senator Sam Nunn- struck an eleventh hour deal with General Raoul Cedras. 21,0(X) US troops landed on the island followed by an international force to keep the peace until Aristide could consolidate control. International Current Events 167 independent desires rebels have stung the Kremlin with bitter truths: Big is not always the desire for independence is a weapon, and Moscow ' s military machine can be made to bleed. Outmanned and outgunned, the Chechens ' fierce resistance has stunned and humiliated the Russian army and made fools of generals desperate for victory. The furious Russian attempt to destroy Grozny and topple Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev has only unified the Chechens, a nation of more than 160 clans usually feuding among themselves. Each day, Russia throws more troops and firepower at the Chechens to no avail. After sending in tens of thousands of troops, victory eludes the Russians. Campaign ivil war continued to rack Bosnia- Herzegovina in 1994, despite the of a United Nations peacekeeping force. The war was notorious for " ethnic cleansing " - the successful Serbian campaign to drive Muslims from northern and eastern Bosnia. Of the ten million people uprooted by the war, 750,000 were non-Serbs from those areas. Bosnian Serbs had to contend with NATO air strikes, UN sanctions and diplomacy which appeared to put some Lance between the Serbs, who rejected an international peace plan and their allies in Serbian Yugoslavia. 168 International Current Events handshake for peace men who had regarded each other with suspicion for six decades shook hands on the south lawn of the White House and once again peace in the Middle East seemed more than a dream. A tear after he shook the hand of Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin did the same with King Hussein of Jordan. The two nations had been enemies since the creation of Israel in 1948 a brief, bitter war between Jews and Arabs. The war drove thousands of Arab Palestinians into Jordan, creating a class of refugees and deep hatreds on both sides of the river Jordan. " Out of all the days of my life I don ' t believe there is one such as this” Hussein said. a final farewell Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, beloved former First Lady; Jessica Tandy, Oscar winning actress; Burt Lancaster, Oscar winning actor; Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrelist; Carmen McRae, jazz singer; Wilma Rudolph, Olympic runner gold metalist; Raul Julia, Tip O ' Neill, speaker of the House; Menachem Schneerson, Orthodox Lubavitch religious leader; lonesco, writer; Ralph Ellison, writer; Richard M. Nixon, former President; John Curry, figure skating gold medalist; Pearl Primus, dancer; Linus Paulding, chemist; Cesar Romero, actor; Cab Calloway, musician; Melina Mercouri, actress, Greek minister of culture; William J. Levitt, inventor; Thomas J. Watson Jr., business man (IBM), ambassador in Moscow; Harriet Nelson, actress; Betty Furness, spokes- woman, model; Henry Mancini, music writer; Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer; Dinah Shore, singer; Martha Raye, performer; Virginia Kelley, President ' s mother; Pedro Zamora, AIDS activist; John Candy, actor; Ralph Ellison, novelist; Hugh Scott, political giant; Kurt Cobain, Nirvana singer; John Wayne Gacy, killer; Rollo May, Psychogist; Telly Savalas, actor; Elizabeth Montgomery, Bewitched actress; Burl Ives, folksinger, film star; Cheyenne Brando; Eazy-E, rapper; Howard Cosell, sportscaster; Ginger Rogers, dancer; Selena, Mexican singer; David Shotkoski, Braves replacement player. Current Events 169 by the relatives of crime victims, President Clinton signed a $30 million crime law, but he warned his audience that the bill would not stop the plaguing the nation. " Our country will not be safe again all Americans take personal for themselves, their families and their communities, " Clinton told 2,00 people on the South Lawn. " Even this gnat law can not the job alone. " The law banned many assault firearms, allowed the death penalty for dozens more federal crimes and provided billions of dollars over six years to build prisons and hire police. Clinton handed the pens he used to sign the law to two men who had lobbied hard for its passage through Congress: Stephen Sposato, whose wife was killed by a gunman who the offices of the San law firm where she worked and Marc Klaas, whose daugh- ter Polly was kidnapped and killed. 170 Current Events health Care crisis crisis If the US had a health care Isis in 1994 you couldn ' t have proven it by Congress. Despite a hard push from the President and First Lady, the year ended without significant reform. The sentiment for changed seemed to be limited to a minority of who lacked insurance or feared losing it. In the absence of full public support Congress pushed the issue aside. congress co Gingrich wanted to be speaker of the House years before he managed to win a House scat, and long ago he laid the plans for the Republican most considered an impossible dream. This is the Georgia Congressman ' s season of tri- umph. He is celebrating it in contradictory fashion- high minded one moment, flamboyant the next. He has said himself he needs to tone down his style, but he hasn ' t yet taken his own advice. Gingri ch, 51, was an assistant history professor at West Georgia College in rural Carrollton, Ga, when he started running for Congress. He made it on his third try, in 1978, himself as a moderate with strong family values. supreme court justice justice justice tephen G. Breyer was sworn at a private ceremony on August 3, nine days before a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Breyer, who said he wanted to begin hiring law clerks and attending to his paperwork, was sworn in first at the Vermont summer home of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Brey er, who replaced Justice Harry A. Blackmun, is a 55 yearold federal appeals court judge from Massachusetts. Senators from both parties praise his and his integrity, and described him as a problem solver who approaches problems with an open mind. Current Events 171 Jet-propelled astronaut un ooked his lifelines to the Space Shuttle Discovery and flew free, 150 miles above Earth. It was the first untethered spacewalk in ten years. Mark Lee was followed by fellow Carl Meade. In the trickiest exercise of the seven- hour spacewalk, each astronaut propelled himself along the length of the shuttle arm, which was bent at an angle. Then they scooted from the shoulder to the elbow, around the band, up to the end and then hack down again- all without using their hands. The jet pack was designed to be a life preserver for space station crews of the future. It weighs just eighty three pounds on Earth, and in space, like everything else. was a rainy month in Georgia, where two weeks of record flood in July killed 31 people, destroyed hundreds of bridges and roads, and even uprooted caskets from cemeteries. Tropical storm Albert dumped nearly two feet of rain, flooding the Flint and Ocmulgee rivers in the central and southwestern sections of the state. About 35,00 people fled their homes, and more than 400,000 acres of crops were inundates after flooding began on July 5th. Officials reported hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage; 46 counties were declared national disaster areas; and Macon ' s 155,000 residents went without safe tap water for several weeks. Finally the floods abated, but the hardship continued; a state agricultural official said it would be years before farmers recovered. Top soil was washed away, farm pond dams were washed out, and nearly 1,000 barns and other farm buildings were damaged. California of Pacific storms led to the deaths of at least eleven people and caused more than $300 million in flood damage across the state of California in January. The storms battered much of the state, from the wine country north of San Francisco to the beaches of Malibu in the south, leaving downed power lines, leaking gas lines and hundreds of dead livestock. In Humbolt County, called on the National Guard to help them collect the rotting carcasses of sheep and dairy cattle that floated down the Eel River. Gov. Pete Wilson said in his State of the State address, " We ' ve conquered every challenge that man or Mother Nature could throw our way. " 172 National Current Events house Security breached Corder suffered from depression, had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, and was probably suicidal. However, nothing may ever explain for why the Maryland trucker stole a small plane near Baltimore and crashed it into the White House shortly before 2:00 am on September 15th. The Clintons were not home when Corder, flying at treetop level, breached restricted air space around the of thousands of 1 firefighters fought a long battle against scores of fires that burned more than three million acres of woodlands across the parched Western states. Flames scorched a range of well known locations, including the Jackson Hole ski Valley and western Wyoming ' s Grand Teton National Park. The firefighters ranged from seasoned pros to White House and smashed into a magnolia tree on the South Lawn. The single engine plane came to rest against the mansion wall and burst into flames. Corder had taken antidepressant friends and relatives said he was discouraged by the breakup of his marriage and the death of his father. They over whether his flight was a publicity stunt or a suicide attempt. raw recruits. In California ' s Sierra Nevada, exhausted , disheveled men and women declared victory on August 24 over the 46,800 acre Cottonwood fire that had burned for eight days. One Service firefighter looked at a bedraggled gathering of singed, soot-covered firefighters as they took a break near Loyalton. The scene, he said, looked like " a wedding gone bad. " fires scorch west National Current Events 173 super breaks records he San Francisco 49ers scored early and often on January 29 to defeat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in a Super Bowl that quickly turned into the rout the experts had predicted. For 49ers quarterback Steve Young, the victory allowed him escape the ghost of his Super Bowl hero Joe Montana. Young, unanimously named the game ' s most valuable player, passed for 325 yards without an interception and ran for 49. His six passes broke the Super Bowl record of five that Montana set five years ago. " Whatever critics he may have had, he proved tonight that he ' s one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, " 49ers coach George Seifert said of Young. outkicks World The World Cup was played in the United States for the first time in 1994. Twenty four teams played fifty two games in nine US cities. It all culminated in a title match in Pasadena, Ca. Between world powerhouses, Brazil and Italy. The games ended in a penalty kickout which Brazil won. 174 Events the world ' s great basketball player make it on the diamond? That was the question in 1994 as Michael Jordan, in his first year of retirement from the Chicago Bulls, signed a contract to play minor league baseball for the Chicago White Sox. By the time the season ended it was clear that the rookie outfielder still had a long way to go. Jordan was in his last four at bats , striking out twice to finish the season with a ,202 average for the Double A Birmingham Barons. So what is a guy to do? Why, go back to the game he loves. He tried baseball but, late in the 1995 season Jordan returned to the Bulls with all the fanfare a missed superstar can get. at 1994 baseball season ended not with a home run or strike out, but with a call and a fax. On the 34th day of the major league players strike, the team owners canceled the rest of the season and the World Series. " This is a sad day " said acting commis- sioner Bud Selig in a fax distributed to the news He got no argument. Not from Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres, who lost the chance to bat .400. Not from the Giant ' s Matt Will- iams who lost his shot at Roger Maris ' home run record. Not from on all teams who lost more salary in one day than most Americans earn in a year. Certainly the fans agreed, they suffered through a fall without a World Series for the first time since 1904. The floundered on the insistence on capping player salaries. The refused to go along, went on strike and in little more than a month the was history. The 1995 season almost ended just as quickly and quietly, with no talks the season was to be called. Even the presi- dent could make a side budge. But, in early April replacement players were sent home and with a quick spring training, the season began on April 22. Current Events 175 two It was a match made in tabloid heaven: The child of one of two biggest stars in rock history married the other bigg star in rock history. Lisa Marie Presley got hitched to the Michael Jackson on May26, 1 994 in the Dominican Re lic. After weeks of dodging photographers the couple ma very public coming out: They opened the MTV Music Video Awards ceremony, live from the Radio City Music Hall. Af an announcer intoned, " Please welcome Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jackson, " the newlyweds strolled out onto the stage. The cou held hands during their brief appearance and exchanged a as the audience cheered. defining a generation, h Reunited It was supposed to be Woodstock with all the kinks worked, out but who would want that way? It rained, mudslides were the mos t convenient mode of transportation, portable toilets overflowed, people crashed the gates, food rcn short and fans loved every second of it. 200,000 people bought the 35- advance sales only tickets and 350,000 people showed up. They walked 12 miles from the parking lots to the 840 acre grounds in Saugerties NY. Talent for Woodstock: The Sequel ranged from acts like Joe Cocker to Bob Dylan, Melissa Ethridge and Nine Inch Nails. What differed in 1 994 was the corpo- rate sponsorships, product tie-ins, and simulcast pay- per-view. Nonetheless ticket holders and gate- crashers alike lumbered home peacefully and smile soggy. 176 andre was one f the best known entrants in the 1994 US Open, but a year of tennis had left him So everyone was amazed when he won the He did it with ease, racing through six other opponents before a straight set victory in the final over No, 4 see Michael Stich of Germany. a deaf woman from Ala became first contestant with a to win the Miss America Pageant. 21 year old Heather Whitestone was the 68th Miss America. Af- ter receiving the crown, she signed " I love you " amidst thunderous ap- plause from the audience at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Her was " Youth Motivation: Any- thing is Possible. " She was proof enough of that, lost most of her after a reaction when she was 18 months old. Whitestone became Miss America in part through her talent routine, a 21 2 minute ballet performed to music that she couldn ' t hear Instead, she counted the beats in her head and synchronized her dance moves to reflect Current Events 176A alpha Rho Chi, the Architecture Fraternity on campus, in the annual Homecoming parade. at the University of Florida are among the most active and most diverse areas here on campus. They not only become involved with the school but also the community as well. Formed to suit one person ' s interest or another, one can be sure to believe that there is most definitely something for everyone: such as, pre-professional and co-ed fraternities, ethnic organizations, athletic teams, student government, musically oriented groups, and so much more. Home to over 400 student organizations, the University of Florida proudly displays its wide variety of associations of diverse people with many different interests who are brought together because of a common interest in a certain area. These shared areas of interest help to form and to establish friendships which may not have otherwise been formed. If someone does not find what they are looking for, then all they have to do is form the organization with a few other people who have the same ideas about a subject and have another group contributing to the spirit of the university. 176B Organizations Come members of Pacific Bridge, the US-Japan Interaction Club, who are dressed in traditional garb contribute to the festivities of the parade. JAPAN of Florida acticing their daily and rigor ous routines around midday are some of the many R.O.T.C. students on campus. of the more colorful groups n the Homecoming parade was the Asian Student Union which used the bright and creative dragon to liven up the crowd. (Vie Student Alumni Association, otherwise known as the Florida Cicerones, uses one ofthe many tech- niques of advertising to attract the attention of students. Organizations 176C UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PHYSICAL THERAPY 1995 BEDARD,A. BELL,S. BENNETT,G. BOGLE,S. BROWN,D. CHURCHILL,R. COBURN,A. DARCY,S. GISANRIN,O. GORDON,G. GROSSMAN,T. HARDY,L. HARRIS,C. HARVEY,M. GARMONE,F. GERDES,K. HENDERSON,C. HITCHCOCK,K. JONDA,A. LUNDY,D. MALLETT,H. KOVICH,K. MARCOUX,D. MASLEY,W. N MATKOZICH,C. MATSON,K. MCLAUD,L. MOSER,J. NICHOLSON,B. O ' CONNOR,A. OGDEN,M. POMPILIO,S. Potts RAYMOND,J. REILLY,S. SCHMID,M. SCHMIDT,G. RIOS,R. RUOPP,J. YOUNGBLOOD,S. STUBER,T. THOME- VANDERZEE,R. WIESE,A. BARRETT,S. STOKES,G. SPRUCE,J. YANG, H. Lower Left : Alfred Cornell can ' t wait for practice to end. Upper Right : Katherine Smithers during pre-game. Lower Right : Ricky Barbare and Manny Valdes practicing hard. " The Pride of the Sunshine " The " Pride of the Sunshine " , the Gator Marching Band, not only played hard on Saturday afternoons on Florida Field, but also partied hard after the game on Saturday nights! The Gator Marching Band consisted of over 280 members, including musicians, flag corp members, and Gatorettes. The Band was directed by Dr. David Waybright and Gary Langford. The Gator Marching Band began as a military bugle corp in 1914. The band has grown over the years and the 1994- 95 edition was open to anyone willing to attend Band Camp in mid-August and willing to practice on Tuesday through Friday afternoons. The Gator Marching Band performed at all home football games this year as well as away games at Knoxville and Tallahassee. The band also performed at the SEC Championship game in Atlanta, at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, in the Homecoming Parade, and at Gator Growl . The Gator Band also sends a pep band to every home basketball game. Service organizations such as Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma provide valuable assistance to the " Pride of the Sunshine. " So next time you ' re at Florida Field and the Gator Marching Band takes the field, stand and cheer... for the " Pride of the Sunshine!! " ---- Ed Cometz Upper Left : The Gator Band Drum Line at the Homecoming Parade. Lower Left : Gatorette Tami Wheeler does her halftime hoop routine. Upper Right : Gatorette Amy Borton seems to be enjoying practice! Lower Right : Chrissy Murphy and Ricky Barbare at the Georgia Dome. Upper Left : Gatorette Annemarie Loflin twirls at halftime. Lower Left : The Gator Marching Band Visual Ensemble. Upper Right : Victor Zerpa and Shannon Harris lead the band onto the field. Middle Right : The Gator " Bones " in the Homecoming Parade. Lower Right : Adrianne Broach and her mellophone at practice. Upper Left : The Trumpet section performs at the FSU game. Middle Left : Chris Groves patiently awaits halftime to begin. Lower Left : Michelle DeRose, Heather Moynihan, Allison Moynihan, and Matt Harmon of the Mallet section. Upper Right : David Cox on the practice field. Lower Right : Lisa Cauley does her halftime routine at the Tennessee game. 1995 STAFF LIST: Jeff Jacobs Ed Cometz Vannessa Maldonado Colleen Bowen Tony DeMatio Adam Bolton Kellie Brennan Robbie Rieders Joanne Gonzalez Allison Waters Michele Huber Marilyn Schunk Jeff Flowers Tower Yearbook Our 85-year-old publication originated in 1909-1910 as the Seminole. Harry L. Thompson, first editor of the Seminole, stated that the name was chosen because of the history of the Seminole Indians and their isolated independence. The first staff also wanted a distinctive Florida flavor, and Seminole fit that description. In 1982, the Seminole re-emerged as the Tower and is currently in its 13th year of publication. Since that time, the Tower has won the American Scholastic Press Association award several times. Tower financing is 90 percent ad and book sales, and the rest is received from Student Government. Each year, long before the some 36,000 students arrive back on campus for school, the To wer staff was hard at work putting in many hours for the upcoming yearbook ' s ideas for stories, layouts, and most importantly--the theme. We were even here way after finals were over and most everyone had moved their things into storage and gone home, so we could complete putting final touches into each page and doing final corrections for the already finished pages. College years are some of the greatest and most memorable there are, and we tried to do the best to capture some of the most important events which occured and even expressive emotions. Although trying to complete everything with a limited staff was difficult and often stressful, when the final product is received, it definitely was worth the frustration and work which was put into the finished product, the Tower. Kellie Brennan, Joanne Gonzalez, and Allison Waters are all dressed up for this great photo. Michele Huber is all smiles since her section is almost done. Vannessa Maldonado is satisfied with the end result of the Organizations section. 182 Organizations r sports club president council council Organizations 183 student government The University of Florida Student Government, established in 1909, exists to represent and to act in the interests of the students. Student Government, more commonly known as SG, has created an academic and extra-curricular environment benefitting students through its programs and works to sustain and to improve them each year. of Florida similar to the States Federal ment three government, executive, and judicial. branch of ernment is branch. executive the offices of dent, Vice- and Treasurer dition, 26 which ous issues Government. The executive branch also includes ACCENT, the largest student-run speakers bureau in the nation, and Student Government Productions, which works to bring famous performers to UF. The legislative branch is comprised of Student Senate, which consists of 80 elected students who represent the student body according to college classification or residency. The judicial branch consists of the Student Honor Court, Student Traffic Court, the Campus Conduct Committee, and the Residence Hall Conduct Board. University SG ' s setup is United eral Government menting the branches of which are the legislative, The largest Student Government the executive cluded in the branch are the President, surer. In cabinets, handle various and aspects on and off campus, are part of Student 184 Organizations president chris tompkins tompkins I am responsible for helping students with academic policies and extracurricular activities. I serve as spokesperson for all students to other organizations, the University of Florida administrators, and the Board of Regents. I also oversee the $6 million budget, which is utilized to fulfill students ' needs. In addition, I work closely with the Student Government Cabinets, which provide educational and informative programs for the students at the University of Florida. vice president bobby dubose DuBose The Vice-President assists the President in conducting Student Government business. In addition, the Vice-President takes on the powers and duties of the President in his absence. The primary responsibility of the office of Vice-President at the University of Florida is to oversee the 26 executive cabinets. These cabinets help personalize the university by providing programming and services throughout the year. Since everything that is done through these divisions must be approved by the Vice-President, it is my job to ensure that Student Government activities are successful. The Vice-President is required to hold cabinet meetings and give advice. Treasurer - Brian Siemienas Siemienas As Student Government Treasurer, I serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Student Body and act as Fiduciary agent for all organization s. In accordance with the University of Florida Fund Accounting System, no Activity Fees can be expended without my approval. Fee is $5.95 per credit hour and is collected as a component part of paid tuition. This Activity and Service (A S) Fee, multiplied by the approximate 36,000 students at the University of Florida, totals over 6 million dollars. The Finance Office administers the lawful spending, auditing, and reconciliation of the Activity and Service Fee. These funds do not benefit activities for which an admission fee is charged to the student, with the exception of sponsored concerts. Organizations 185 Academics: Course Guide —Brooke immer The Academic Course Guide Cabinet prepares and publishes the Student Course Guide for Fall, Spring, and Summer registration. This cabinet focuses on obtaining information from the variety of courses available at UF. The cabinet works with department heads and obtains current syllabuses and general course information. In addition, the guide includes grade distributions, professor formats, and class descriptions. Eight thousand guides will be distributed prior to registration. Academics: Planning Scott Meideen The Academic Planning Cabinet organizes the popular late-night study halls during Dead Week and Final Exam Week. It is also responsible for the new Dead Week policy and the extended library hours. Academic Planning deals with the many aspects of campus academics and continuously strives to make the University of Florida a leader in academics. It is a great way to get involved with academic affairs, on student and faculty levels, at UF through its involvement with curriculum, library, and undergraduate advising concerns. Alumni Affairs—Brian Leo The Alumni Affairs Cabinet aims to keep SG alumni informed with the activities of the current Student Government administration. This cabinet serves as a medium through which alumni can get involved, keep in touch with, or call on the services of other alumni and the current Student Government. This cabinet will not only work to create a network link between former members of SG, but also an opportunity for them to interact with the members of the current organization as well. Campus Involvement Spivey The Campus Involvement Cabinet promotes student involvement in the over 450 student organizations at UF. The cabinet will be sponsoring a mentor mentee program, pairing ambitious freshmen with established student leaders. In September, this cabinet also coordinates Fall Fest, a week of festivities promoting Student Government and its programs. Other goals for this cabinet include televising Student Senate meetings and creating a promotional video. Career Development Jeremy Moore The Career Development Cabinet works closely with the Career Resource Center to provide the best career opportunities for the student body. The cabinet is responsible for bringing prominent keynote speakers to the Fall and Spring Career Expos. To ensure students ' knowledge of the Career Resource Center, the Career Development Cabinet provides " mini " seminars and other various informative programs. These events give students a better understanding of the benefits the Career Resource Center offers. Community Affairs: Community—Kirby Geraghty This cabinet implements service projects and events coordinating participation from UF students and community members. Community Affairs Cabinet will be sponsoring many events during the 1994-1995 academic year, including a Youth Motivator Program. In addition, this cabinet sponsors Kids ' Day and Discovery Week. Other goals for this cabinet include compiling a newsletter of SG service projects, adapting programs to serve all areas of the community, a county-wide leadership conference, and possibly a cultural food fair in downtown Gainesville. 186 Organizations The 26 Cabinets Community Affairs: Off-Campus—Meredith Brown Community Affairs Off-Campus is a new cabinet designed to involve and encourage participation of off-campus students within Student Government. This cabinet strives to represent the many different off-campus student needs and concerns. Off-Campus provides Dead Week Doughnuts during finals, sponsors an off-campus three- on-one basketball tournament, distributes complex evaluation surveys, and sponsors Commuter Appreciation Week. The main goal of this cabinet is to acquire an insurance program for off-campus students. Community Affairs: Political—Rob Wells The Political Community Affairs Cabinet strives to improve students ' awareness of City and County Govern- ments where UF is situated. We seek to involve the student body with the City and County Commissions. During the upcoming year, our cabinet plans to help run numerous voter registration drives in order to give students the ability to make an impact not only in the university system, but also in the surrounding community. Our main goal is to increase the political community awareness of every UF student by working with all student organizations. disAbility Affairs—Matt Hudkins The disAbility Affairs Cabinet, in correspondence with the Student Council for disAbled Students and Student Services, is concerned with campus and community-wide accessability, education, and awareness. This cabinet strives to concentrate on the achievements of disAbled faculty, students, and alumni in an effort to encourage success in all facets of their lives at the University of Florida. The disAbility Affairs Cabinet reminds you that the only limitations on oneself are those one places on oneself. Environmental Affairs—Ed Hoffman The Environmental Affairs Cabinet is an active participant in helping to identify and solve the environmental problems facing the University of Florida and the world today. Education is the main focus of this cabinet, which informs students about crucial problems and helps to induce change. Events like Earth Day and Environmental Awareness Week emphasize the commitment to education and action. Graduate Student Affairs—Kevin Mercer The Graduate Student Affairs Cabinet helps SG deal with the unique problems of graduate and professional students. This cabinet increases representation in SG for graduate students, especially for those with time constraints, and coordinates the needs of both students and graduate organizations. Health insurance, spouse support, and child care are some of the issues addressed. The cabinet organizes Graduate Student Week and other outreach programs to enlighten students about policies and to hear specific concerns of graduate students. Health—Kara Wyrsch The Health Cabinet works to inform the student body of health issues of concern to them through programming on campus. These programs often work in conjunction with other health-related organizations. Examples of programming include health fairs, information tables, and seminars with speakers on health issues. The Health Cabinet will be active in Fall Fest, CPR Day, Alcohol Awareness, Great American Smoke-Out, and World AIDS Day. Organizations 187 The 26 Cabinets Housing—Sunny Sukumarabandhu The Housing Cabinet serves as a liason between Student Government and living areas on and off campus, further enabling students to have a direct voice of their concerns. The Housing Cabinet created the Housing Herald, a new bi-weekly source providing information to students in their respective residences. Comments and suggestions concerning living areas are greatly appreciated so that Student Government can better accomodate you. International Affairs The International Affairs Cabinet works to expand the role of OF past the nation ' s boundaries. The cabinet focuses on the needs and opinions of the university ' s exchange student community. It works to find ways to encourage these students to voice themselves in SG and administrative matters. International Affairs also works with VISA to encourage these students ' participation in Student Government. The role of International Affairs hopes to expand and also create programs to accomodate the university ' s exchange program. Multicultural Affairs— Angela Poe The Multicultural Affairs Cabinet works to serve as an advocate for all students of various cultural backgrounds on the University of Florida campus. One of the cabinet ' s main goals is to become unified so that different groups can work together. By working together, we hope to begin to understand one another. To implement this and the cabinet ' s many other goals, Multicultural Affairs sponsors speakers, activities, and various events during Multicultural Week and throughout the year. Publications: External—Jeff Safran The External Publications Cabinet ' s agenda is to serve the publication needs of the University ' s SG-funded student organizations. This cabinet produces and designs flyers, pa mphlets, and booklets at no extra cost to the organization to save printing costs. External Publications is also responsible for layout and design in local newspapers and magazines of material pertaining to SG events. This is to keep the student body aware of developments in Student Government Cabinets, Student Government Productions, and ACCENT. Publications: Internal—Kristen M. Crane The Internal Publications Cabinet works to inform the student body on the structure and activities of Student Government. Through publications, such as Insight: the Student Government Handguide, Internal Publications strives to educate students about the activities of SG and encourage participation in Student Government, as well as provide a service to the student body. In addition, this cabinet assists other cabinets in producing materials and distributing information to the student body. Public Relations—Andrea Garner The Public Relations Cabinet is responsible for promoting all events of the different cabinets in Student Government through advertising, press releases, flyers, and banners. The cabinet is also responsible for projecting a positive image of SG. A residential newsletter will be sent to all on-campus students, with information on SG activities and information on how to get involved. Also, through the Campus Ambassador Program, organizations can address their concerns to SG. This will allow for an open communication line between SG and the student body. 188 Organizations The 26 Cabinets Recreation: Bloc Seating—Mathew Tainow The Bloc Seating Cabinet gives you and your closest friends a better opportunity to cheer on one of the top five sports programs in the nation. For each home game of the season, each seating bloc, whether it consists of 25 or 300 people, is randomly placed among our 13,000 seats on the east side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. It is the job of Bloc Seating and staff to make sure the students of the University of Florida receive the best possible seats at Gator Sporting Events. Recreation: Programming—Ron Douglas The Recreation Programming Cabinet works to inform and to involve students with the vast array of recreational activities and opportunities. This includes an abundance of sports clubs and a multitude of intramurals that encourage moderate competition and great new friendships. It is also partly responsible for Fall Fest, SG ' s blowout extravaganza. Other Recreation Cabinet activities include road trips to away football games, Lake Wauburg Day, Gatortail-gate Parties, a SG-sponsored tennis tournament, and many other exciting activities. Research—William Li The Research Cabinet is one of the newest additions to the Student Government this year. The primary responsibility of this cabinet is to research services and programs at other universities that are not available at the University of Florida. It is this cabinet ' s job to contact the different universities requesting information on their programs and then analyze the information once it is received. However, since this is a new cabinet, its role in Student Government will continue to expand. Solicitations: External—Shelly Colwell The External Solicitations Cabinet was created to act as a liason between Student Government and organiza- tions funded by SG. The main goal of the cabinet is to inform and to help implement solicitation programs in all organizations in order to help save money for all involved. The cabinet will take on an advisory role and help organizations as much as possible. Solicitations: Internal—Stefan Gleason The Internal Solicitations Cabinet pursues outside funding for SG to ease the burden on students and works to improve UF ' s relationship with local and national business communities. This cabinet ' s responsibility is to solicit donations, merchandise contributions, corporate scholarships, and advertisements to defray the cost of SG events and publications. It helps other cabinets with new, worthwhile projects that will benefit the student body and community. This year, the cabinet aims to obtain over $25,000 in total sponsorships and ad revenues. Student Advocacy—Brenda LaBoy The Student Advocacy Cabinet deals directly with students ' needs and concerns. It does this by implementing a phone line to answer students ' questions. Student Advocacy is open to the needs and opinions of students and designed to be the voice of every student at the University of Florida. The cabinet hopes to best represent the needs of the student body. Student Advocacy encourages all to voice their opinions so that SG and the University of Florida may make the most of their efforts. Organizations 189 V lie 26 Cabinets Transportation Security—Damon Stevens The Transportation and Security Cabinet works as a liason between Student Government, the University Police Department, the Student Traffic Court, and the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol. The cabinet is designed to represent and to express related student concerns to the administration. This year, Transportation Security will focus on night-time safety and lighting on campus, assisting in the implementation of a carpool program, and sponsoring Safety Awareness For Everyone Week. Women ' s Affairs—Julie Heekin The Women ' s Affairs Cabinet works to ensure that the concerns of the many diverse women at OF are heard and given proper attention. It also provides educational and stimulating programming for the entire campus in an attempt to broaden students ' awareness of current women ' s issues. Some of the past events sponsored have included Rape Awareness Month, Women ' s Wellness Week, and the Emerging Leader ' s Conference. Student participation in the many programs offered enables the cabinet to be successful and represent the entire university. The Legislative Branch Presidents: Lisa Medford and Kevin Mayeux Pro Tempores: Brad Bondi and Joe Stadlin The Legislative Branch of Student Gov ernment is the Student Senate. The purpose of the Senate is to closely represent the views and ideas of the over 36,000 students that make up the University of Florida. The Student Senate performs tasks ranging from confirming Executive and Judicial appointments to passing Student Body Laws and Resolutions; from granting charters to organizations and monitoring their activities to allocating $6 million in activity and service fees each year. Most of the S6 million funds The Reitz Union, Recreational Sports, Student Government, Student Legal Services, Board of College Councils, Florida Players, Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP), and Administrative Fees. Another $331,000 is divided among different student groups. The Senate is comprised of 80 senators, each serving a one-year term. Elections are held twice a year, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Elections for the Senate President and President Pro Tempore are held both semesters. The 40 senators elected in the fall represent students by their geographic area, while the 40 senators elected in the spring represent the colleges on campus. This process allows every student at the University of Florida representation in SG. All Senate meetings are open to the public. Students are encouraged to atend and may sign up to speak during public debate. This time is especially designed as an open forum for students to address the senators who represent them. Senate Committees Affairs and Ethics—Shelton Bridges The A E Committee reviews excuses for absences in Senate and committee meetings, keeps the senators updated on information, upholds the mora l fiber of the Senate by considering ethics complaints, informs senators of constituency requirements, and reviews qualifications. Budget—Brent Gordon The Budget Committee allocates money from the $6 million Activity and Service Fee Budget. The committee reviews SG-funded organizations and special events. The committee receives a financial report quarterly from the SG Treasurer. Finance—Ryan Delafield The Finance Committee has the constant task of reviewing all special requests of SG groups that arise throughout the year or those that were not requested in that group ' s budget request. Information and Investigation--Dan Tarquinio The I I Committee keeps a record of senators ' constituency requirements, informs the student body when senate seats are vacant, 190 Organizations and conducts investigations of SG-funded groups when complaints are registered or groups do not adhere to guidelines. Internal Relations and Orientation--Elizabeth W. Clark The Internal Relations Orientations Committee serves three major duties: orientation to new student senators, Student Government social events, and SG philanthropic projects. This committee organizes service projects, such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Alachua County. Carroll The Judiciary Committee reviews all non-financial bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments. The committee also reviews the constitutions of all annually budgeted student organizations and interviews all nominees for the Traffic Court Associate Justices and Board of Masters prior to Senate approval. Replacement and Agenda--Brad Bondi The R A Committee interviews and appoints applicants for vacant Senate seats and committee seats. Members consist of the Senate President, Pro Tempore, party leaders, and two at-large members. R A also sets the agenda for Senate meetings and approves executive branch appointments. Senators for 1994-1995 pose for a picture in the gallery. Joe Stadlin, Kevin Mayeux, and Glenda Frederick listen to a speaker. Student Government Productions (SGP) Chairman--Sam Silver Student Government Productions came into existence as an organization in 1972. SGP, which books and promotes concerts at the University of Florida, has the largest concert promotions budget for any university in the nation. The organization presents shows on campus at the O ' Connell Center, the Rion Ballroom, and the Bandshell as well as the Performing Arts Center and local clubs. Over the past year alone, SGP has brought Depeche Mode, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Sting, G. Love and Special Sauce, and Zhane to Gainesville. SGP shows are brought to the Gainesville community at discounted prices. This is the only extension of Student Government that can charge for admission. ACCENT Chairman--Michael Cotzen ACCENT is the University of Florida Student Government Speakers Bureau and the largest student-run speakers bureau in the nation. The purpose of ACCENT is to bring a wide variety of prominent speakers to the University of Florida to enhance the education of the students outside the classroom. ACCENT has been bringing prominent speakers to the University of Florida since the early 1960 ' s. All of ACCENT programs are funded by student activity and service fees. They are free and open to the student body and the public. In recent years, ACCENT has sponsored numerous speeches, including presentations by President Jimmy Carter, President Gerald Ford, Vice-President Dan Quayle, Spike Lee, Jack Kemp, Mario Cuomo, Arthur Ashe, Coretta Scott King, John Singleton, and Jesse Jackson. More than 90 students come together in a coordinated effort to produce quality lecture programming in the areas of finances, security, press relations, advertising, and surveying the students on what speakers they want to hear. Organizations 191 The Judicial Branch Since 1914, the University of Florida has strived for fairness and honesty for all students through the student-run judicial branch of Student Government. The judicial branch is divided into four divisions to ensure a high level of fairness. The Student Honor Court, Student Traffic Court, Campus Conduct Committee, and the Residence Hall Conduct Board help the students and administration work cohesively. A tape recording is made of all committee hearings and kept as official reports in the Office of Student Services under guidelines provided in the Student Guide. Students may choose to have formal cases go before a committee through an informal hearing conducted by the Director of Student Judicial Affairs. All judicial hearings are initiated by the Director of Student Judicial Affairs. This director is responsible for referring all disciplinary matters to the appropriate board. A group of impartial advisors assist students who are charged with violations of the Student Conduct Code. Campus Conduct Committee Misconduct on campus can result in a summons before the Campus Conduct Committee. The Conduct Committee judges all cases involving the violation of the student conduct code. This committee is comprised of four students and four faculty members who are appointed by the President of the University of Florida. When a student is informed that charges are being brought by the committee, it is the responsibility of a staff member of the Office of Student Judicial Affairs to make certain that the student is aware of his or her rights and privileges, which are consistent with the requirements of basic procedural fairness. The Campus Conduct Committee hears cases and recommends disciplinary action to the Dean for Student Services, who will approve or appeal the recommendation. Residence Hall Conduct Committee The purpose of the Residence Hall Conduct Board is to allow students a living environment that enhances their educational goals. The Residence Hall Conduct Board consists of a group of students who live in campus housing. Punishments for misconduct can include a room transfer, removal from housing, suspension, or expulsion from the University of Florida. Student Honor Court--Chancellor Anton J. Hopen The Student Honor Court handles cases involving academic dishonesty, including the taking of information and plagiarism. If found guilty of any crimes, a student can be punished in a number of ways. Honor Court sentences can be as simple as community service or as severe as expulsion. Much like the U.S. Federal Court, the University of Florida ' s Honor Court allows the right to representation, the right not to incriminate oneself, and the right to have a hearing before one ' s peers. Students from the law school head the chief positions in the Honor Court: Chancellor, Attorney General, and Chief Defense Council. Undergraduate students work as investigators, associate justices, and clerks. Student Traffic Court-- Chief Justice Brian Burgoon The Student Traffic Court is responsible for hearing cases involving traffic violations on campus. Many students appear before the Traffic Court to appeal tickets issued on campus. The student appealing the ticket first submits a written appeal and is notified of the decision through the mail. The money collected from tickets is divided between many associations, including the parking office, the funding of campus parking improvements, and the student loan office for Gator Loan funds. To legally park on campus, a student must purchase a campus parking decal at the Parking Administration Building on North-South Drive and park in their assigned lot. National Education Association NEA The Florida Student National Education Association chapter at the University of Florida is part of a state organization of over 1,000 potential teachers. The UF N.E.A. chapter is affiliated with the state organization, Florida Teaching Profession, and the National Education Association. The UF chapter of FSNEA offers many opportunities for professional development through workshops and events such as the Spring Conference. This chapter has representatives from the state and national level. In 1994, NEA produced two grants of $1,000 each for projects carried out by UF FSNEA members. Organizations Organizations 192 Organizations University of Florida geomatics Student Association This fine chapter at UF was established for the students seeking a degree in Surveying and Mapping. The officers of the association since February 1994 until March 1995 include: Christian Fenex, President; David Dagostino, Vice-President; Catherine Pollak, Secretary; Rawle Stanley, Treasurer; Fabio Alvarez, Benton Engineering Council Representative (BEC); and Reggie Archer and Scott Daniels, Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) officers. We, at UFGSA, enthusiastically participate in a number of activities that range from Conventions and volunteer work to social gatherings. We hold chapter meetings approximately every 6 weeks to be sure all are informed of the different activities being held and to discuss the events that we will partake over the following weeks. On a regular basis our chapter publishes Laws and Regulations, a pamphlet which contains information necessary for all surveyors to have at hand. Black Law Student Association BLSA The Black Law Student Association is an Organization committed to its students, faculty as well as the legal and non-legal community. BLSA in numerous activities that range from tutoring and mentoring to Florida Bar preparation and passing seminars, fundraising, and Alumni-related The current executive members for the 1994-1995 academic school year are: Syles Lewis, President (seated in white); Kendall Moore, Treasurer (seated); Gaila Anderson, Secretary (middle, standing); LaFonda High, Vice- President (standing, red); and Joy Lampley, Historian (standing, black jacket). Florida Blue Key DO Florida Blue Key is the University of Florida ' s oldest and most al prestigious leadership honorary. Each year FBK serves the of Florida by sponsoring the annual Homecoming celebration, ed which includes Gator Gallop, the Orange and Blue Open, Gator Expo, the Parade, the Homecoming Pageant, and the Florida Blue Key Banquet. These Homecoming festivities culminate with the largest student-run pep rally, Gator Growl. In addition to these annual events, FBK works year round with FBK Divisions. These include such events as the Gator Rally, Leadership Awards, Legislative Day, the Miss UF Pageant, and the Speaker ' s Bureau. Organizations 193 Omicron Delta Kappa Omicron Delta Kappa is the National Leadership Honor Society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary charcter. It is comprised of members who have excelled in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social, religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and the mass media; and the creative and performing arts. ODK was founded December 3, 1914, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. The purpose of ODK is threefold: to recognize those who have attained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities and to inspire others to strive for conspicuous attainments along similar lines; to bring together the most representative students in life and to create an organization to help mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest; to bring together members of the faculty and student body. Kappa Epsilon Kappa Epsilon is a professional fraternity in the College of that is designed to promote women in pharmacy. Our organization participates in various service projects to help the College of Pharmacy as well as our community. Some highlights of our year include volunteering at the Girl ' s Club, the Hope Lodge, and in College of Pharmacy events such as Homecoming and Founder ' s Week. KE sisters strike a pose during Founder ' s Week. Sigma Phi Alpha The purpose of Sigma Phi Alpha is to promote the professional and personal growth of its members, who have a sincere interest in agriculture, through professional, social, and service activities. Membership is limited to students in good standing with the University of Florida who have at least a 2.0 grade point average, a sincere interest in Florida agriculture, and successfully complete the pledge and initiation procedures. Organizations Organizations 194 Organizations Eta Sigma Phi Eta Sigma Phi is an honor society for students of the Classics, a field dealing with ancient Greece and Rome. The organization holds bi- weekly meetings at which presentations dealing with classical are held. Eta Sigma Phi is an active honor society which encourages all members to attend meetings and participate in activities, not just join and fade away. Many professors give lectures or attend meetings, thereby giving students an opportunity to learn from them in an atmosphere less formal than that of the classroom. President: Michael Misilmeri Vice-President: Natalie Curts Treasurer: Christina Nielsen Historian: Alex Papamgelou Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hartigan Eta Sigma Phi officers posing are Mike Misilmeri, Alex Papamgelou, Christina Nielsen, Norm Bledsoe, and Natalie Curts. Gator Christian life Love and a family away from home best describe this organization, which is a chapter of Great Commission Ministries. Well planned activities such as the Beach Retreat, Square Dance, and Spring Break Outreach to Homestead, Florida this year provided a balance of fun, fellowship, and ministry opportunities for its over 100 active members. Gator Christian Life meets weekly on Sundays at 11:30 am in Little Hall 101. Phi Theta Kappa Phi Theta Kappa is an honor 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 students 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 the University of Florida. This objective is accomplished through fellowships, and leadership opportunities. Epsilon also stresses service to the community, and, accordingly, engages in numerous service activities on and off campus. Organizations Organizations Organizations 195 Association for Computing Machinery The Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the largest and oldest educational and scientific society in the industry today. Following the principles of the National Chapter, The of Florida Student Chapter of ACM, in order to promote an understanding and interest in the field of computing, recruits from the Colleges of Business Administration, Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. In order to further an active role in the expanding web of programming competitions, sponsor competitions for high school students, and provide a variety of services to both community and student. For further information, come by CSE E512 or call 392-9579. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and http: www.cis.ufl.edu acm ACM ' s executive board and members are Rose Marie Oliva, Michael Cerrato, James Hsiao, Scott Tucker, W. Allen Hux, and Darryl Yust. Black Student Union BSU In this photo are Sara S idner, former Dean Willie Robinson, Michelle Taylor, Herman Quaintance, Kingsley Davis, Michael Grant, Olukemi Amondi, and Kasonya Baker. The 1994-1995 BSU President, Herman Quaintance gives the 1995-1996 BSU President, Michael Grant, an award as Public Relations Director for Afrikana History Celebration. The photo is of BSU ' s Afrikana History Celebration Closing Ceremony. American Institute of Construction AIC The (M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction) student chapter of the American Institute of Constructors is committed to community service and promoting professionalism in the construction industry. Each semester AIC participates in activities to benefit the local community. Past service includes building an observation blind for a local park system and renovation of the Duval Area Enrichment Center. AIC also sponsors site tours of regional construction projects including Disney ' s All Star Resorts and Boardwalk Hotel. Picture: Top Row- Chris Fernandez, Historian; Eeviann Wirgin, Jr. Rep.; Evender Spradlin, Jr. VP; and Beth Lowry, Secretary Bottom Row- Brent Coble, Sr. Rep.; Kevin Fauvell, President; and Sergio Tio, Sr. VP Not Pictured- Kurt Langford, Treasurer and Prof. Bill Edwards, Faculty Advisor MC Officers for Spring 1995 pose for a picture. 196 Organizations Hispanic Student Association HSA H.S.A. members are at the Hispanic Heritage Month Closing and having fun at the Noche de Gala, Fall 1994. The Hispanic Student Association Board take a picture along with Miss H.S.A. after the Miss H.S.A. Pageant, Fall 1994. The people are Viviana Delgado, Raymond Juarez, Diosa Moran, Richard Montes de Oca, Telma Lanzas, and Lillian Newsbold. water Skiing Club Organizations 197 Student Honors Organization SHO The Student Honors Organization represents over 1,000 students in the University of Florida Honors Program, which takes more than 130 National Merit Scholars annually. S.H.O. provides opportunities for honors students to do campus and community service. Events include academic dinners, socials, and service projects such as Habitat for Humanity and an annual trick-or-treating party for underprivileged children. The Student Honors Organization ' s annual trick-or-treating program is in full swing. Children from HRS and the Gainesville Housing Authority find surprises around every corner at SHO ' s annual trick-or-treating event. Alpha Rho Chi Alpha Rho Chi is a national and professional co-ed architecture fraternity for students of Architecture and the Allied Arts. Our goals include the professional well-being of our members, profession, and the school as a whole through sponsoring numerous activities both within and outside our college. We also provide interdisciplinary relations to strengthen our professional goals and skills. APOLLODOROUS CHAPTER NATIONAL SOciAL ARCHITECTURE FRATERNITY RHO CHI APOLLODOROUS CHAPTER NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE FRATERNITY 198 Organizations The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students The NOMA OF chapter promotes the uplifting of minority students in the Building Arts including Architecture, Building Construction, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Regional Planning. Our mentorship program provides assistance to members in order to maintain a higher level of matriculation. The officers are as follows: Nicole Lue Pann, President; Alrich Lynch, Vice-President; Chris Wahome, Treasurer; Zannetha Moss, Secretary; Theodore Smith, Historian; and Associate Dean Ralph Johnson, Faculty Advisor. Florida Rotaract Florida Rotaract is a club composed of fifty-five members who are dedicated to improving both the community and students ' lives. In addition to its commitment to altruism, Florida Rotaract provides a social atmosphere for service-oriented students. The Loften Center, the Juvenile Detention Center, Adopt-a-Park, the Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes, the American Heart Association, and the Boggy Creek Gang have all benefitted from Florida Rotaract ' s service. Florida Rotaract is sponsored by the Greater Gainesville Rotary Club. Organizations 199 Education and Society AECS The Agriculture Education and Communication Society provides its members opportunities to become better agricultural educators and communicators through activities that complement classroom and future experiences. In 1994, AECS won the Overall National Agriculture Education Program of Excellence Award sponsored by Alpha Tau Alpha, as well as, hosted the Southern Region Leadership Convention in Covington, Georgia. AECS members for 1994-1995 pose at the Orange and Brew. AECS members partcipate in a Scavenger Hunt at the 1994 Southern Region Leadership Convention. Dentistry College Council The College of Dentistry has the goal of serving the College, the University, and the Community. We accomplish this primarily by learning to practice our profession under the highest standards. The University of Florida Dental Clinics are open to all who wish treatment, and the students also volunteer their services in many different ways to many different sectors of the community. 200 Organizations Decision and Information Sciences Society DIS The Decision and Information Sciences Society (better known as the D.I.S. Society) is made up entirely of D.I.S. majors. We are a group of people who are pursuing careers in Information Systems. Our main goal is to assist our members find jobs by developing professional skills and providing interaction with both employers and faculty members. We have several guest speakers from companies such as EDS, EXXON, Andersen Consulting, Information Systems of Florida, and Banker ' s Insurance Co. We also have the opportunity to participate in the D.I.S. Forum which synthesizes business and education. Dr. Erenguc and Joy McKinney are at the D.I.S. Forum. Bren Nojaim and Stephanie Mollis prepare for a meeting. The Fall 1994 D.I.S. Society pose for a group shot in front of Matherly Hall. Jason Press, Melanie Kerry, and Brandon Kaminshy are in Dallas participating in the EDS Challenge. Dr. Pirathumu enjoys pizza with members of the D.I.S. Society. Organizations 201 national Honor society Society Phi Eta Sigma is an honor society that is active within the community. We have a variety of community-oriented events that take place each semester. For instance, in the fall, we had a Halloween party for InterFace, a home for underprivileged children. We also helped prepare baskets to be given to the needy at Thanksgiving. At Christmas, we went Christmas caroling at several nursing homes in the area. We also had a going-home party for a child with cancer at the Hope Lodge. Last Easter we put together an Easter Egg Hunt for elementary students at Sidney Lanier School, and we plan to do the same thing this year. We also plan to adopt a road to clean this semester. We also have four socials each semester where we meet new members, discuss upcoming events, and always have free food. We have participated in Honor Week each year and have placed each time. To be inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, students must receive a 3.5 or higher GPA during one of their semesters as a freshman. The fees are $20, and that is for a lifetime membership. Phi Eta Sigma is a great way to reward students who do well academically and to help them become a part of something at the University of Florida. President: Ronda Brightwell Vice-President: Mark Clemen Secretary: Linda Dinh Treasurer: Adrienne Isserman Historian: Johnson Do Senior Advisor: Brian Westmoreland 202 Organizations Organizations 203 Education College Council ECC The Education College Council is the umbrella organization which encompasses all of the College of Education student organizations. The E.C.C. sponsors many events throughout the semester such as Teacher Appreciation Day, guest speakers, and College of Education participation in Homecoming activities which are planned by the students of the College of Education. Plus, our float won f irst place in the Homecoming parade. The E.C.C. is also responsible for making many improvements and changes within our college. Through these activities, the E.C.C. strives to improve the morale of current as well as future teachers. E.C.C. encourages all education majors to get involved. tort Teachers Mean Su Mitch TEXAS TRAILERS Delta Psi Kappa Delta Psi Kappa ' s fall intramural flag football team pose for a photo. After a tough game, the Spring intramural softball team is all smiles. Delta Psi Kappa members help sign up people for their Hoops for Heart Basketball Tournament to benefit the American Heart Association. 204 Organizations Gators Involved in Volunteer Endeavor GWE Gators Involved in Volunteer Endeavors is an organization for the University of Florida students, staff, and faculty committed to community service. G.I.V.E. ' s mission is to increase volunteerism at the University of Florida through group community service projects, referrals, education, and resources. G.I.V.E. participates in Special Olympics, St. Francis Soup Kitchen, Thanksgiving baskets, Habitat for Humanity, parties for day care centers, environmental projects, Ronald McDonald House, weekend trips, hunger and homelessness projects, and alternative break trips. Children enjoy a day care party at Bell Nursery in October 1994. Members participate in the March of Dimes Walk America. G.I.V.E. members take part in a trail clean-up in September 1994. Volunteers are dressed in costumes at a United Way Campaign Kick-Off . Organizations Organizations 205 ROTC Black Student Union Chinese American Student Association Ad Society 206 Organizations Inter Residence Hall association IRHA Caribbean Student Association CARIBSA Tau Nu Omega Volunteers for International Student Affairs ASA Organizations 207 Alpha Chi ' s enjoy beautiful Florida weather Alpha Chi Omega 1994-1995 has been a tremendous success for Alpha Chi Omega. In the fall, we initiated 52 eager new sisters. We celebrated 1994 Homecoming, " Down where the ol ' Gators play, " with the gentlemen of Phi Kappa Tau. The ladies of Gamma Iota were also thrilled to socialize with the brothers of Theta Chi, Delta Chi, Sigma Nu, Pi Kappa Phi and Zeta Beta Tau. Our 1995 Great Gator Bedrace raised a record amount for the Muscular Dystrophy thanks to the help of our co-sponsor, Kappa Alpha. We established ourselves as leaders in peer education in the areas of alcohol and new member education. And we are proud of our members in Florida Blue Key, Order of Omega, and Savant UF. we are also proud to claim the 1995 Panhellenic President and Vice President of Membership as our sisters. Alpha Chi ' s during rush Alpha Chi Omegas relax on the Fourth of July 208 F 1 n g e t h e r One of the oldest student organizations at the University of Florida is the nationally recognized Greek community. The Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and Black Greek Council work together to fit the Greek tradition on to UF ' s campus. The 18 sororities and 29 fraternities at UF offer many opportunities for Greeks. Greek life is a great opportunity for making lifelong friendships. Leadership opportunities are offered through the Greek councils and individual chapters. Sorority women and fraternity men also fit into campus life by holding many positions in campus organizations such as Student Government, Accent, Florida Blue Key and Savant. Scholarship is strong within the Greek as well as is service. Philanthropies, fundraisers and volunteer work benefit the Greek community, as well as the surrounding area and the charities that Greeks donate to. Members of the Greek community know how to fit fun in their schedules, too. Woodsers, date functions and socials are all part of a Greek ' s busy semester. Fraternities often have open parties in their houses and all are invited. Greeks also know how to party responsibly. With party patrol and GAMMA, Greeks advocate responsible use of The Greek community is diverse in all as- pects. However, all chapters share an important similarity. Sorority and fraternity life is a long- standing tradition at UF that provides bonds in sisterhood and brotherhood that last long after graduation. 208C Greeks Divider Alpha Delta Pi women perform a shit during Fall Rush Pi Kappa Phi men get excited about 1994 rush. Penny voting is one of the ways and sororities raise money for charities., 4 Pi Beta Phi ' s Down n ' Dirty brings fraternities and sororities together for some friendly football competition. Sigma Chi and Delta Delta Delta enjoy the Homecoming Parade. Greeks Divider 208 Alpha Delta Pi ' s 1994 pledge class AD Pi ' s get ready for a night out Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society from women. Founded in 1851 at Wesleyan college, Alpha Delta Pi raises money every year for the Ronald McDonald House, and supports various other local service organizations. Symbols of Alpha Delta Pi include the lion and the woodland violet, the diamond, and the colors white and azure blue. Alpha Delta Pi promotes leadership and scholarship, and we strive to succeeed in all areas of outside involvement, both on campus and in the community. Our motto, " We live for each ohter, " exemplifies the strong bond of sisterhood that we share. 209 ADPi ' s just hang out Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority was founded at Barnard College in 1909. The Alpha Tau chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi was established at the University of Florida on October 24, 1948. Their philanhropy, Phi Hoops, raises money to benefit the Children ' s burn Center at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center. Their chapter colors arc green and white, and their symbol is the pearl. Alpha Epsilon Phi ' s flower is the Lily of the Vally, and their mascot is the giraffe because it has the biggest heart and stands above the rest. Two of their famous alumnae are Dinah Shore and Charlotte Rae. 210 Alpha Epsilon Phi AEPhis at Homecoming 1994. Two AEPhis at the Secret Sis Setup. A day out, enjoying the sun; AEPhis at Fall Rush. AOPis looking for something wild. AOPis haying fun at their Rose Ball. alpha omicron pi Getting ready for rush. Alpha Omicron Pi is a diverse, down to earth group of women comprised of campus leaders, community service volunteers, athletes and high scholastic achievers weaved together with a strong tradition of sisterhood. Alph Omicron Pi was founded January 12, 1897 at Barnard college, Columbia University. Our c haper, Gamma Omicron, was chartered at UF, September 11, 1948. Cardinal is our color, our symbol is the sheaf of wheat and our mascot is the loveable panda. Our philanthropic event, " Mr. UF, " was held for the first time ever, in which UF men competed in a variety of catagories like talent, sportswear and a strip tease. All the proceeds went to the Arthritis Research Foundation. We also have many other activities throughout the year including, Roseball, our formal, Italian Wedding, many service and community projects and special sister retreats. Right now, Alpha Omicron Pis everywhere are gearing up for our most exciting and memorable event since our founding in 1897, our Centennial Celebration, which will be held in New York, NY, 1997. We can ' t wait! 211 Rush is one of the busiest times for a sorority. Rushees check out the Kappa house. Rho Chis teach the rushees songs. 212 KDs invite rushees into their house. Rush groups wait for their next party. Rho Chi ' s Rho Chis are " Rush Conselors " who lead a group of rushees through their party schedule. They are identified by their orange hats and matching outfits. These women carry their bags with them rush. One can find anything from mints and gum to coffee filters for wiping faces without smudging makeup in these bags. Not only can the rushessgo to their rush conselors for these items, they can also go to them for advice. The Rho Chis are sorority women who have disaffiliated from their chapter during rush to ensure unbi- ased advice. The chapter to which they belong, remains a secret until bid day, so A none of the rushees are influenced. The Rho Chis are there to provide assistance with party schedules, teach songs such as the Greek alphabet song, and most importantly, are there to be a friend. these women provide valuable information about Greek life and the rush process and are more than glad to help the rushees and to provide moral support. Alpha Delta Pi ' s perform a rush shit 213 Alpha Xi Delta was founded at Lombard College in 1893. Its symbol is the quill and its colors are light blue, dark blue and gold. The pink Killarney rose is the flower of Alpha Xi Delta. This past year has been a very busy one for the sorority with the publication of its first annual Men of OF calendar. The calendar was very successful and all of the proceeds are being donated to the American Lung Association. Alpha Xi Delta is also continuing its tradtional philanthropy, Kicks for Kids. Kicks for Kids is a soccer tournament sponsored by the sorority every spring. the profits from the tournament are donated to children ' s charities. AZD and Lambda Chi Alpha were paired together for Homecoming 1994 AZD ' s during fall ' 94 rush 214 Chi O ' s at their 1994 White Carnation Ball. Chi Omega Chi Omega was founded at the University of Arkansas on April 5, 1895. The Eta Delta chapter of Chi Omega was chartered on the University of Florida campus on September 10, 1948. Its nickname is Chi 0. Its symbol is the owl. Its colors are cardinal and straw. Chi Omega ' s flower is the white carnation. Chi Omega ' s philanthropy is the American Heart Association. Each year chi Omega hosts a volleyball tournament called Sandblast to raise money for this charity. Each year Chi Omega ' s new members march in the Homecoming parade. Some famous alumnae include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harper Lee, Joanne Woodward and Sela Ward. Chi O ' s at hte end of another Fall Rush 215 Tri Delts at their Hillbilly Hoedown. Having fun at a Florida football game. Tri Delts all dressed up. Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University on Thanksgiving Eve of 1888 by four women. The Alpha Psi chapter was chartered on the University of Florida campus on September 12, 1948. Tri-Delta ' s colors are silver, gold and blue. Its symbols are the pearl and the pine, its mascot is the dolphin, and its flower is the pansy. Tri-Delta ' s national phinalthropy is Children ' s Cancer Research. Famous alumnae include Elizabeth Dole, Leeza Gibbons, and Debra Winger. A fun fact about Tri-Delta is that Neil Armstrong pinned his wife ' s Tri-Delta pin to the American flag he planted on the moon. 216 Delta Delta Delta DGs at the Homecoming parade. Pledge class at the DG anchor. delta gamma Delta Gamma was founded during Christmas of 1873. Our colors are bronze, pink and blue. Our flower is the cream colored rose and our symbol is an anchor. Some famous Delta Gamma alumnae include Joan Londun, Donna Mills, and Julia Louse Dreyfus. Miss University of Florida 1994, Denise Beserock, is also a Delta Gamma. Our annual philanthropy is Anchor Splash. It is held every fall at the O ' Connell Center indoor pool and is a combination of sqim races, synchronized swimming events, and a bellyflop contest. All money earned from the event is donated to Sight conservation and Aid to the Blind, Delta Gamma ' s natinal charity organiztion. Delta Gamma was the first sorority house at the University of Florida and is commonly known around campus as Dee Gee. Delta Gamma spirit on jersey day. 217 Rho Chis are " Rush Conselors " who lead a group of rushees through their party schedule. They are identifiedby their orange hats and matching outfits. These women carry their bags with them throughout rush. One can find anything from mints and gum to coffee filters fro wiping faces without smudging makeup in these bags. Not only can the rushessgo to their rush conselors for these items, they can also go to them for advice. The Rho Chis are sorority women who have disaffiliated from their chapter during rush to ensure unbiased advice. The chapter to which they belong, remains a secret until bid day, so none of the rushees are influenced. The Rho Chis are there to provide assistance with party schedules, teach songs such as the Greek alphabet son, and most importantly, are there to be a friend. these women provide valuable information about Greek life and the rush process and are more than glad to help the rushees and to provide moral support. Even the rain doesn ' t stop rush Rho Chi ' s in their traditional orange hats Rho Chi ' s keep their chapter a secret during rush 219 Kappa Alpha Theta The first formal meeting of kappa Alpha Theta took place on january 27, 1870 at Indian Asbusry University, now DePauw University in Greencastle , Indiana. It became the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. Kappa Alpha Theta ' s colo rs are black and gold and its symbol is the kite-shaped badge. Theta ' s flower is the black and gold pansy and its mascot is the cat. Kappa Alpha Theta ' s famous alumnae include Amy Grant, Rue MeClannahan, Sheryl Crow, Senator Nancy Kasbaum, Ann-Margaret, and Marlo Thomas. The Delta Theta chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at the University of Florida was founded in 1962 and its members have always benn very active on campus. A Theta can be found in almost every organization. Even with involvement in sports and extracurricular activities, Thetas still manage to maintain on of the highest grade point averages on campus. Kappa Alpha Theta ' s philanthrpy is the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. Each year Kappa Alpha Theta holds a tennis tournament called Theta Tennis Classic to raise money in order to ensure that the abuse and neglect tht some children suffer at home does not continue with the jubenile justice system. CASA was created in 1977 and is one of the fastest growing community service projects in the country. KDs are very involved with community service. Kappa Delta Kappa Delta Sorority was founded nationally on October 23, 1897 in Farmville, Virginia. The Beta Pi Chapter at the University of Florida was established in 1948. Kappa Delta ' s colors are olive green and pearl white, the mascot is the teddy bear and the symbols include the dagger and the nautilus shell. Famous alumnae include artist Georgia O ' Keefe, Pulitzer and Nober Prize-winning author Pearl Buck, and astronaut Bonnie Dunbar. Each year Kappa Delta sponsors a golf classic to benefit the Children ' s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia and Sham jam, which raises money for the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse. Locally, the sorority supports the Lake Forest Elementary Dear Unit by providing holday parties and other fesstivities for the children. KDs at their Sham Jam linedance. KDs at their philanthropy, Kappa Klassic. 9 221 Holiday party with Santa at the Pi Phi house. Pi Phis enjoying a day together. Pi Beta Phi Pi Beta Phi sorority was founded on April 28, 1867 at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, the first national college society of women founded as a National Fraternity. Twelbe women established an organization to cultivate sincere friendship, to estab- lish the real objects of life, to promote the happiness of humanity, to encourage and assist members in moral, mental and social advancement. Pi Bets Phi ' s official symbolis the arrow, our mascot is the angel. Our colors are wine and sliver blue. Our flower is the wine carnation. Our annual philanthrpy, called Down-N-Dirty, is a coed football tournament benefiting Links to Literacy and Arrowmont. Arrowmont is recognized as one of the finest art and craft schools in the nation, with our help it continues to enrich lives through the arts. Pi Phi alumnae include Faye Dunaway, Jane Fonda, Susan Lucci, Courtney Gibbs (Miss America), Kaye Bailey Hutchinson (Senator of Texas). Pi Beta Phi fun facts are that Wrigley ' s Gum has an arrow on it because Mrs. Wrigley was a Pi Phi and Parker Pens have arrows as a clip because Mrs. Parker was also a Pi Phi. Pi Phis at their house retreat at Lake Waulberg. 222 sigma kappa Sigma kappa was founded at Colby College in Waterville, Maine on November 9, 1874. It was established at OF on April 2, 1949 and our chapter name is Beta Tau. Sigma Kappa ' s colors are lavender and maroon. Our flower is the violet. Our symbols are the dove and the heart which both signify the love felt by members across the country. Beta Tau ' s mascot is the sailboat and our motto is, " One Heart One Way. " Sigma Kappa celebrates Founders Day and Week of giving, which is the week prior to Founders Day, where we concentrate on our alumnae and our philanthropies. Our activities are sisterhood retreats, date functions, and socials. Sigma Kappas work hard each year to raise money for philanthropies which are Alzheimer ' s Research, gerontology, Maine Sea Coast Mission, and Inherit the Earth. We raise mony for Alzheimer ' s Research by doing a sport-a-thon and Greek God, which we have just started this year. We also visit local nursing homes. The Maine Sea Coaat Mission was our first national philanthropy for which we pack gift boxes of needed items to help celebrate Christmas. Sigma kappa is not ony a bond of friendship, but sisterhood as well! Sigma Kappas before a night out. Sig Kaps at their holiday party. 223 Rush is an important time for all sororities. G Pi Phis show spirit by wearing their letters. DGs dress like dolls for Homecoming. 224 Greeks wrap up a busy week with the Homecoming parade. Homecoming is a time for Greeks to show their spirit. Pi Phis display their trophies. Junior Panhellenic Junior Panhellenic is a smaller scale of the Panhellenic Council designed for new sorority women. This organization serves as a liaison between the new members of each chapter ' s new member class and the Panhellenic Council. This is a great way for the new members to quickly become involved and to learn about Greek like. There are six committees each of which consists of a director, assistant director and staff. The six committees are social service, scholarship, awards, solicitations and campus new member relations. Junior Panhellenic sponsors events to get new sorority members involved. A new member lip sync, which was held at the Orange Brew this year, was sponsored by the social committee. The service committee sponsors a project, such as a canned food drive to benefit the Gainesville community. junior Panhellenic also soponsred an awards banquet, recognizing sororities ' new member classes for their achievements such as fraternal excellence. Bi-monthly meetings are conducted with the Junior Panhellenic president, viee-president, secretary, treasurer, and each new member class president and Junior Panhellenic delegate. Junior Panhellenic is a great beginning for leardership in the Greek community for many new sorortiy women. 225 Zeta Tau Alpha Zeta Tau Alpha was founded at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia on October 15, 1898 and since then it has grown to be the third largest sorority in the nation. The Gamma Iota Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha was installed at the University of Florida on March 2, 1949. The national symbol is the five pointed crown and the white violet, while the local mascot is the zebra. The colors of Zeta are turquoise blue and steel gray. Our traditions are based on the ideas of scholarship, service, sisterhood and social activities. We strive to encourage scholastice excellence without ignoring the need for socail activites. Eadh year our chapter partici[ates in various community service projects and philanthroic cents, including our own Zeta Linedance. The proceeds from our philanthropy go to benefit the Susan G. Komen breast Cancer and each year we raise awareness by distributing breast self examination cards at local stores. Our sisterhood is based on the idea of " intensifying friendship, and fostering a spirit of love " among our members. Among our famous alumnae are Faith Daniels and Linda Byrd Johnson. 226 Sisters bonding during rush. Sigma Kappas show their pride at Gator Expo. The Dance Marathon was a fundraiser for the Children ' s Miracle Network. 228 Penny voting is a big part of fundraising for philanthropies. Panhellenic Council The Panhellenic Council organizes communication between all the soroities in the Greek system. Leadership is one important quality of this organization. Sorority women gain leadership roles in this council, through their individual chapters and through campus organizations such as Student Government, Order of Omega and Florida Blue Key. Scholarship is another attribute of Panhellenic. The Greek women ' s grade point have been consistently higher than the all women ' s grade point average at the University of Florida. Panhellenic sponsors late night study halls, study programs and a scholarship banquet for recognitionof their members. This council helps develop leadership, scholarship and social skills of sorority women. These women give back to their community by doing Thetas display their scrapbooks. KDs sign up players for their golf classic. 229 Homecoming Homecoming is one of the greatest times of the year for every Gator. This is no exception for Gator Greeks. Fraternity men and sorority women work behind the scenes as directores, assistant directors and staff members for special committees. Fraternities and sororrites uaually will pair up with one another for a week aof socials and to design a float for the Homecoming Parade. In the parade, each chapters new pledge class marches, showing their spirit. The Homecoming football game is another highlight of the weekend. Each sorority and fraternity uaually sit in bloc seating at the game. Many Greeks often help organize Gator Growl, too. Often, the Homecoming Queen is a sorority woman. Homecoming is an exciting time for a Florida student and wouldn ' t be possible without the Greeks. ADPi ' s new pledge class gets ready to march. Tri-Delts clown around at the parade. Sigma Chis are proud of the float they designed with Tri-Delt. 230 TEPs haul their float down University Ave. Phi Mus hang around with KISS 105. AOPis smile at the Homecoming crowd, 231 1 a Gamma Rho AGRs outside Georgia Seagle Hall on University Ave. The Alpha Gamma Rho house is on 13th Street. Alpha Gamma Rho is the national social-professional fraternity for men in agriculture. Established in 1925 at the University of Florida, the Alpha Gamma Chapter is among the nation ' s strongest. In its 70 years at UF, Alpha Gamma Rho has striven to developbetter men through activities which promote better mental, social, moral and physical qualities. With strong roots in agriculture, our nation ' s largest and premiere industry, Alpha Gamma Rho works hard to prepare its brothers to become leaders in their respective field. Pride, heritage, and a commitment to excellence, that i s what Alpha Gamma Rho is all about! ATOs and AOPis get ready to get down and dirty at Pi Phis philanthropy. Alpha Tau Omega Alpha Tau Omega was founded at OF in 1884 and was founded nationally in 1865 at Virginia Military Institute. The ATO house is located on SW 13th Street. This fraternity holds their philanthropy, Ragin ' Rasta anually in the spring. Famous alumni of ATO include Lawton Chiles, Stephen C. O ' Connell and Gator football coach Steve Spurrier. 233 Betas are prepared for fall 1995 rushees. Betas and Thetas watch their penny voting table for their Twist and Shout philanthropy. Bea Theta Pi The colors of Beta Theta Pi are pink and blue. This fraternity is also known as " Beta. ' This year the Beta Theta Pi brothers had a great time at their Hawaiian theme, " Get Laid " function. The Beta men strive for the high ideals of their fraternity through leadership roles on campus and in the community. 234 Chi Phi The Chi Phi fraternity was founded in 1824 at Princeton. It is the oldest of all social fraternities. Scarlet and blue are its colors Famous alumni of the Theta Delta chapter include Judge Parker Lee McDonald of the Florida Supreme Sourt and publishers Robert and Aldus Cody. Chi Phis are prepared to answer any questions that rushees may have. Chi Phis show their pride by wearing their jerseys. 235 Pi Kapp men do their cheer. Rush brings fraternity brothers together. Lambda Chi Alpha brothers are ready for rushees. 236 Sumo wrestling is one theme night sponsored by this fraternity. IFC IFC stands for the Inter Fraternity Council which is the voice of Florida ' s male Greeks. This council guides and supports the fraternity system. It also develops and promotes the image of Greeks throughout the Gainesville area. Leadership opportunities are great in the IFC. Fraternity men are often leaders on campus and in the community. Fraternity men also can have leadership roles in their own individual chapters. Leaders of the future can develop their skills during college in the Greek community. Rushees sign into Phi Tau ' s rush party. 237 Delta Chi gets ready to play some football with Kappa Delta. Delta Chi Delta Chi was founded at OF in 1926. The fraternity ' s colors are red and buff. Delta Chi Safari is their annual philanthropy. The brothers sponsor a paint ball tournament where all fraternities and sororities are invited to join in. The brothers of Delta Chi are very diverse and involved in many activities on campus. 238 Kits having fun. Two KA brothers disguise themselves as pirates. Western themes are popular fraterniy socials. Kappa Alpha Kappa Alpha Order was founded Decmeber 21, 1865 at Washington and Lee College. The Beta Zeta Chapter at OF was founded October 4, 1904. It is the second oldest fraternity on campus. KA ' s colors are crimson and old gold. The motto is Dieu et les dames. Kappa Alpha was founded with the ideals of Robert E. Lee in mind. We show reverence towards God and women and strive to conduct ourrselves as gentlemen at all times. Each spring we hold one of the largest date functions on campus; it is known as " Old South. " 239 The Lambda Chi brothers are proud of their Homecoming float. Lambda Chi Alpha participated in Down n ' Dirty. Lambda Chi Alpha This year was eventful for Lambda Chi Alpha. They were paired with Alpha Xi Delta for Homecoming in the fall and in the spring, their house went on fire. Nobody was injured during the blaze which took place over spring break, although some valuables were lost. The brothers hope to be back living all together again in the house by Fall 1996. Lambda Chi Alpha shows off its trophies. Ph 240 phi delta theta Phi Delta Theta was founded in 1848 at Miami University in Ohio. Since then, Phi Delt has grown to over 180 national chapters. An interesting incident at the Phi Delt house was that this past year, a wild pig somehow entered the fraternity house. It was taken to an animal shelter, but nobody knew where the pig came from. Phi Delta Theta brohters are involved in Student Government, IFC and many other campus organizations. Phi Delts bond before football. Phi Delts and Deephers prepare to rumble. 241 Rushees check into fraternity parties. R ER Monday, January 16 Friday, 8:00 AM • 3:00PM Tuesday Fraternity Forum Here 11:00 AM - 2:00PM lunches At Each Fraternity 5:45PM Wooers At Each Fraternity 8:00PM Rush Parties Ai Each contact the individual Fraternity Rush Fraternity rush is quite different from sorority rush. It is alot more laid back and informal. Rushees are open to visit any house for as long a time as they want. bids are given during the week, inviting rushees to pledge a fraternity. Each fraternity has different nights during rush week. Local businesses and restaurants often sponsor these nights by donating food. Fraternitites have spring rush also, on a smaller scale than fall. This year IFC also sponsored another mini-rush, a few weeks into 242 1995 called for another mitt-rush in January. Fraternities get sponsors to help pay for the expenses of rush. Pi Kapp brothers carry on during rush. Fraternity Rush is alot more relaxed than sorority rush. 243 Phi Gamma Delta Friendship, nowledge, service, morality and excellence. These are the values that Phi Gamma Delta has strived to uphold since 1848. The Upsilon Phi Chapter was founded here at the University of Florida in 1941. Phi Gamma Delta is also known as Fiji and its colors arc royal purple and white. With alumni as diverse as Johnny Carson, Jack Nicklaus, and Supreme Court Justice Byron White, Phi Gamma Delta represents the highest level of brotherhood. Black Diamond is Phi Gamma Delta ' s spring formal. 244 Fraternity parties are a great way to meet new people. Phi Kappa Tau Tau Phi Kappa Tau with old gold and Harvard red as its colors, was founded nationally in 1906. The fraternity sponsored Midnight Madness this year. The second annual philanthropic event was to benefit the Amercian Heart Association. On campus, Phi Tau men are involved in Savant UF, Student Government and Cicerones. Phi Tau and Pi Phi get ready for Down n ' Dirty. 245 Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Alpha was founded nationally in 1868. Its colors are garnet and gold. These fraternity men are known as the Pikes. The Pike ' s philanthropy volleyball tournament, Volleyfest, supports the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Dionysian and Pike Hawaiian are two big social functions for the fraternity. Pihes have a well-known reputation for football. Pi Kappa Alpha participated in Down n ' Dirty. 246 Pi Kapps are always there for their brothers. Pi Kapps welcome rushees. Kappa Phi The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity was founded in 1824. Its colors are gold and white. These fraternity men are also known as Pi Kapps around campus. The brothers have a saying that they firmly believe in. " All fraternities talk brotherhood; Pi Kappas are doing something about it. " Pi Kappa Phi men bond during rush. 247 Intramural Greeks, both fraternities and sororities, participate in intramural sports. Sports range from football and softball to soccer and racquetball. Sports are a big part of Greek life. There are Greeks who participate in Gator sports and Greeks who just like to spectate. Philanthropies also often incorporate sports and tournaments. Intramurals do sometimes get a bit competetive, but Greeks remember that Greeks always show alot of spirit. 248 Philanthropies often incorporate sports. Football is a big tradition at UF. Sportsmanship is important in intramurals. 249 Pi Lain invites rushess to come inside. " Diversity breeds stability. " This is a saying that Pi Lambda Phi strives for. The Florida Delta chapter of Pi Lambda Phi is the last house on the north end of Fraternity Row. This fraternity is also known as Pi Lam around campus where the brothers are involved in various organizations. Pi Lambda Phi men enjoy Taco Bell night during rush week. 250 Sigma Nu takes time out at Down n ' Dirty. Sigma Nu Sigma Nu was founded nationally in 1869. Its colors are black, gold and white. Last spring, the Epsilon Zeta chapter at OF recolonized and is now going strong. It has the newest fraternity house on campus, located on the west side of the row. Sigma Nu hosted its annual Panama Jack Volleyball Classic to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Brothers are involoved in campus activities such as IFC, Gator Growl and Homecoming. Sigma Nus wait to sign people up for their philanthropy. 251 Sigma Chis march with Tri-Delt in the Homecoming Parade. Sigma Chi Sigma Chi was founded as a national fraternity in 1855. Its colors are blue and old gold. Sigma Chi ' s philanthropy, Derby Days was a success this year. The proceeds are donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This chapter maintains a reputation of excellence in athletics, scholarship and philan- thropies. Sigma Chi was paired with Chi-0 for Pi Phi ' s philantrhopy, Down ii ' Dirty. 252 Sig Ep and DG participated together in Down n ' Dirty. Football is a strong aspect of Sig Ep intramurals. Sigma Phi Epsilon The Florida Alpha founding date of Sigma Phi Epsilon was March 1, 1925. The present house was built in 1955 by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Sig-Ep house colors are purple and red. Our philanthropyis Surf Frenzy which supports the Surf Rider Foundation. Famous local Sig-Ep brohters include Ralph Turlington, former OF President and Florida Commis Sig Ep brothers have a great time at their spring formal. 253 Black Greek Council The Black Greek Council is the voice of UF ' s Black Greek population. It is a chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). This organization is the official coordinating agency for eight historically Black International Fraternities and Sororities. These sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta. Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma and Omega Psi Phi are among the represented fraternities. Black Greek Council supports the Black Greek community. Kappa Alpha Psi recruits members in Turlington. Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters show off trophies. 254 GAMMA is the Greeks ' way of showing responsibility with alcohol. GREENS ADVOCATING THE MATURE GAmma GAMMA is a Greek organization which works to better educate fraternity and sorority members about the responsible use of alcohol. Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol works with the Panhellenic Council and IFC to teach Greeks about the dangers of alcohol. This organization has created a beeper system in which one member of each Greek chapter holds a beeper. If another member of their chapter needs a safe ride, they know they can find one with a brother or sister. 255 Tau Kappa Epsilon Founded on January 10, 1899 at Ilinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, Tau Kappa Epsilon has grown to become the largest fraternity in the world. Wearing the TKE colors, cherry and gray, fraters came to the University of Florida and opened the Gamma Theta Chapter on January 29, 1950. Both the equilateral triangle, Tau Kappa Epsilon ' s most important symbol, and Apollo, the fraternity ' s mythological ideal, help fraters to display in their everyday lives everything for which Tau Kappa Epsilon stands. Fraters share these virtues not only with their current brothers, but also with fraters from years past. TKE alumni include former president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and former Florida senator, Richard Stone. Alumni also include football greats such as George Halas, Terry Bradshaw, and Phil Simmms. In the field of entertainment, Griffin and Elvis Presley can be found. From the day it was founded in 1899, Tau Kappa Epsilon has encouraged friendship and brotherhood as well as scholarship and social responsiveness. TKE brothers hang out at their house. The party moves outside onto the TKE porch. 256 Theta Chis proudly display their house. Theta Chi Theta Chi was founded at the University of Florida on July 15, 1916. The chapter here is located at 10 Fraternity Row and currently has 125 active members. Their philanthropy is " Over the Top, " an arm wrestling competition between sororities. The proceeds from this event go to Alachua County Hope for the Holidays. Awards that Theta Chi have recently won includethe President ' s cup for Athletics, the Governor ' s Cup for the highest fraternity grade point average and the Dan McCarty Award for community service. Theta Chis get excited over rush. 257 Gator Sports...The Left: Freshmen baseball players Tommy Bond and Andrew Checketts ride on the Dugout Club float for the Homecoming parade. Right: Baseball Al, player Andrew Checketts and two future Gator cheerleaders take time out for a photo opportunity at the homecoming parade. Best In The South Left: Sam McCorkle, no.20, blocks his third punt of the season against Alabama in the SEC Championship game. Top left: Mr. 2-Bits was sick and missed his first game ever so Albert took over. Top right: Andrew Declercq, Dan Cross and Dametri Hill speak to America at ESPN ' s Madness to kick off Basketball season. Bottom left: Getting the crowd ready for the Orange Blue. Bottom right: Gator Volleyball team-ready to break the NCAA record for most consecutative home victories. The Gators entered the 94 football season ranked number one in the AP and USA Today polls. The season saw place kicker Judd Davis surpass Emmitt Smith in the record book for total points scored during their career at UF. Special teams set a new school record by blocking five punts this season. Mc Corkle blocked three and equalled the record set by special teams last year. The seniors were the winningest team in history with 40 wins. The Gators won the SEC by beating undefeated Alabama and made a third Sugar Bowl appearance. The Lady Gator Volleyball team experienced several crucial injuries this season and were determined to come out and win a fourth consecutative SEC title--they did. The ladies also set the NCAA record for most consecutative home victories at 58. The Gator Basketball team entered the season at number 10 in the AP poll. Expectations were high for a team coming off its first Final Four appearance and most successful season in school history. Coach Ross ' Lady Gators entered the season at number 14in both polls and were set to improve their ranking and make a return trip to the " Big Dance. " Gator Baseball continued its strive for excellence under the directon of new Gator Coach Andy Lopez. The team returned All-Americans Danny Wheeler and John Tamargo, US National Team member John Kaufman and power hitter James Eidam. The Gators continued to establish themselves as a baseball team that should never be under-estimated. Lady Gator Golf coach Mimi Ryan resigned after 25 years on the job. The Gator and Lady Gator golf teams are had successful fall seasons and continued their success into the spring. Tennis at UF was alive and well as both the mens and womans teams continued to excell during their fall seasons. Track and Field continued to set records and had a good season. By JoAnne Gonzalez 1 259 Than Expect catcher brandon marsters david eckstein pitcher darren McClellan McCellan John Kaufman Sean McClellan John Tamargo Rick Gamma Chris Kokinda Rick Gamma Gary Henderson Brandon Marsters David Eckstein John Tamargo Chris Kokinda Andrew Checketts football H Above: Javier Garcia, tries to relax before a pep rally, so he can really entertain Gator fans Above: Andrea Messina and Mike Monohan wave to those watching the halftime show. Top:Mike Monohan, Shannon Pertree, Greg Baker, and Tina Selman create a spinning pyramid. Left: After a Jack Jackson touchdown, Laurie Paul rallies the crowd. E 264 Top:Varsity Team: Front Row: Laurie Paul, Elizabeth Martin, Shannon Pertree, Tina Selman, Janer Garcia, Andrea Messina, Laura Jones; Back Row: Beau Einhart, Bernard Hill, Scott Willemson, Mike Monohan, Bill Hassel, Rich Harbin Middle:Team partners Scott Willemson and Candis Curtis display their belief in the football team by showing the " number one " sign to fans. Bottom:Rallying aroung Albert, varsity cheerleaders Ali Jabon andElizabeth Martin, try to get the crowd active in their cheer. Cheerleaders had to keep up the spirits of the fans at all times even if the score An integral, but sometimes overlooked part of the sports program, are the cheerleaders. Along with cheering at football games, they also raise spirits by cheering at both men ' s and women ' s basketball games, and Lady Gator volleyball games. The squad also participates in several cheerleading competitions around the country. The main purpose of the squad is to entertain and liven up the crowds. The squad performs various types of cheers and stunts for the enjoyment of the crowd. The cheerleaders not only appear at the home games, but also travel with the basketball and football teams when they are on the road. " Being able to be apart of such a wonderful organization has really enhanced my college career, " said Varsity Cheerleader, Shannon Pertree. " Being able to travel to all the games and functions has been incredible-- something I ' ll never forget!, " Pertree said. The varsity squad consists of 7 partners, the j.v also has of 7 pairs and 1 alternate. Cheerleading at the collegiate level is very competitive. The squads are often seen practicing outside the O ' Connell Center, perfecting the moves they will be presenting to the onslaught of avid, rowdy and crazy Gator fans. Members of the 1994-95 varsity squad are Laurie Paul, Martin, Shannon Pertree, Tina Selman, Janer Garcia, Andrea Messina, Laura Jones, Candis Curtis, Beau Einhart, Scott Willemson, Mike Monohan, Bill Hassel, Ali Jabon, Greg Baker and Rich Harbin. Tne 1994-94 JV squad consisted of Alissa Castelli, Sara Grassman, Tina Lorie, Ashley Macy, Julie Mason, Erin Shafer, Angie White, Corey Highes, Tal Mazor, Tom Pfieffer, Danny Smith, Sean Smith, Matt Sonberg, Jomo Thompson and alternates Mandy Hula and Jeremy Marks. by: Allison Waters 2-Bits, 4-Bits, 6-Bits, a dollar. All for the Gators, Stand-up and holler!!! 265 MIDNIGHT MADNESS When the clock struck midnight on October 15, 1994, the Gator Basketball team and several thousand fans rang in the new season on national television. Midnight Madness was televised around the nation on ESPN, America ' s total sports network. Florida, St. Johns University, and Cincinnati all hosted Midnight Madness parties to kick off the 1994-95 NCAA basketball season. College basketball teams can not begin practicing until October 15. What a way for the Gators ' to kick off the season. Midnight Mad- ness featured a slam- and -jam dunk contest, srcimage game, three- point contest, preformances by the cheerleaders, band, dazzlers and the basketball team. One lucky UF student was going to get thechance to have one year of their college paid for, the catch was that they had to make a halfcourt basket. Former Gators Craig Brown and Marti Kuisma were on hand, checking out the team and waiting for the unveiling o f the Final Four banner. The banner will forever hang in the O ' Connell Center and will serve as a reminder that the team of 1993-94 was the best ever at UF. By. JoAnne Gonzalez FINAL FOUR EAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS Top: Brian Thompson, Tony Mickens and Greg Williams dance at Midnight Madness. Bottom: Brian Thompson jammin ' at Mignight Madness Top: The Final Four Banner. Bottom: Pizza Hut makes a delivery to ESPN ' s Clarke Kellog, Coach Kurger and Dametri Hill TOTAL SPORTS .4 GREAT EIGHT Top: Give it to me, ready and waiting. I hnow I can score, just let me have the ball. Bottom: Dan Cross watches the action hoping some comes his way. Top: Andrew DeClercq guarding an Eagle from Boston College Bottom: Andrew DeClercq tipping off against Boston College By virtue of their overtime, upset victory over the University of Connecticut Huskies in the 1994 NCAA Tournament, the Florida Gators earned the right to play in the inaugural Great Eight Basketball Tournamnet in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Great Eight Tournament was sponsored by Direct TV and ESPN, America ' s total sports network. The tournament paired up the Eilte Eight teams from last years NCAA Tournament. Elite Eight teams were Florida, Duke, Michigan, Arizona, Boston College, Missouri, and Purdue. U Conn replaced reigning national champions Arkansas who declined the invitation. The Gators faced Boston College in a rematch of last years thrilling 74-66 win in Miami. While the Gators only lost both of their three- point shooters, Craig Brown and Marti K uisma, the Eagles were left depleated after graduation. The Gators and the Eagles both struggled in the beginning, but the eighth rankd Gators came together and cruised to a 91-65 victory, at The Palace. Dametri HIll led all scorers with 19 points, Andrew DeClercq had 18 boards. The victory improved the Gators record to 3-0. By: Tony Dematio and JoAnne Gonzalez 267 Above Left: Muthithar Allen and Jeni Bala use basketball paraphanalia as props to add a theme to their performance. Above Right: Michele Alvarado entertains an anxious audience, Bottom: Michelle Licudine and Dina Falco wave to the crowd in the parade, 268 To many people, dancing is done for pleasure on late Thursday nights in popular Gainesville This is not so for the members of the Dazzlers. To them, dancing plays a major role in their lives. They practice three to four times a week, for up to three hours. The squad puts a lot of time and effort into perfecting and are monitored like any other athletic program at UF. The Dazzlers provide the entertainment, for those in attendance at UF basketball games during timeouts and half-time. The Dazzlers also perform at Homecoming activities including the parade, bonfire, and Gator Growl. At Gator Growl the Dazzlers, combined efforts with the cheerleaders to put on a spectactular show. Prior to Gator Growl this combined group practiced every night for three weeks. " When we ' re preparing for Gator Growl it ' s a really tough time, " said coach June Stewart. The Dazzlers also make public appearances. They were seen performing for the March of Dimes, Girls Club, Cancer Society, area schools and booster clubs, to name a few . One might wonder if all the practice and time commitments have any rewards. To dance at post-season games and special events in front of large exciting crowds, is where the Dazzlers find their rewards. Rewards can also be found in the memories that are made throughout the years. " Everyone ' s really good friends, " said Stewart. Members of the squad include: Muthithar Allen, Michele Alvarado, Jeni Bala (co-captain), Candy Brown, Dina Falco, Donna Giuliano (cocaptain), Alison Hubka, Julie Hunsicker, Patty Jacobs, Michelle Licudine, Janelle Martinez (captain), Diana McDonald, My Mills, Shari Messinger, Nicole Scotty, and Heather Varnadoe. by: Michelle Huber Left: Dazzler Patty Jacobs entertains the crowd during a time out. Time outs give the basketball players a chance to catch their breath and receive instructions from Coach Kruger. Below: Dazzler Dina McDonald waits to entertain the crowd before All My Children star Walt Willy arrives at Gator Expo for Homecoming ' 94. Left: The dazzlers perform for the crowd at Midnight Madness. Midnight Madness kicked off the college basketball season. UF was one of three schools to participate in the nationally televised event. The others were St. Johns and Cincinnati 19 Lady Gator Left: Missy Aggertt, Jenny Wood, Aycan Gohberh and Claire Roach discuss strategy with their teammates. Right: Defensive specialist Chanda Stebbins, 3, is ready to serve up another shot to her opponent. MI Right: Outside hitter Claire Roach, 12, is ready to send another hard hit serve over the net to an unwitting opponent. Above left: Aycan Gokberk goes for another hill. Left: Outside hitter Ashley Mullis anxiously awaits the return of the ball after serving. Volleyball 94 4-time SEC Champs NCAA RECORD Longest Home Winning Streak 58 Games Left: Setter Missy Aggertt, 9, and middle blocker Julie Stanhope, 15, go for the ball. Gator Volleyball players ate tough to score against. Above: Outside hitter Jenny Wood, 4, patiently waits to send the ball sailing back over the net to her opponent. Below: Setter Missy Aggertt, 9, serves up one hot shot to her opponents. Above: Lady Gators Claire Roach and Missy Aggertt go for the ball. The lady Gators just can ' t seem to wait to return the ball to their unwitting opponents. Above: Lady Gators wait intensely for the ball to be sent over the net by their opponents. The Lady Gators had a tough season but over came any obstacles thrown in their way. 271 We are the boys from old Florida, Where the girls are the fairest, the boys are the squarest, of any old state down our way... Hey!!! We are all strong for old Florida, down where the old Gators play. Go Gators!! In all kinds of weather, we ' ll all stick together... for F-L-O-R-I-D-A...Hey!! " We Are The Boys " is sung at the end of the third quarter of all football games. The Alma Mater is sung after the Gators win. own where the old Gators play, Gator cheerleaders link arms and sway, as they lead the crowd in the traditional end of the third quarter song " We Are The Boys. " 272 Florida, our Alma Mater... Thy glorious name we praise... All thy loysal sons and daughters... A joyous song shall raise... Where Palm and pine are blowing... Where southern seas are flowing... Shine forth thy noble; Gothic walls... Thy lovely vineclad halls... ' Neath the orange and blue victorious our shall never fail... There ' s no other name so glorious all hail, Florida hail. Gator back up quarterback 16 Brian Schottenheimer, waits to sing the Alma Mater with team- mates Jamie Richardson an d 31. Coach Spurrier be- gan the tradi- tion of singing the Alma after Gator victories. Chompin in The Gators opened up the 1994 football season with a 70-21 victory at home against the New Mexico State Aggies. The Gator defense played well, holding the Aggies to just 13 first downs and a total of 293 yards for the entire game. The offense really showed their stuff with Terry Dean setting an NCAA record for most touchdowns scored in a half with 7. The Gators racked up 34 first downs and 618 total yards offense. Terry Dean spearheaded the passing attack with 20 passes for 271 yards. Danny Wuerffel and Eric Kresser combined for 9 completions and a total of 93 yards. The running attack was led by freshman Elijah Williams. He had 13 carries for 96 yards. Fred Taylor and Kedra Malone each scored a TD. Jack Jackson led the receiviers with 7 catches for 94 yards and 4 TD ' s. Ike Hilliard scored twice and Sarola Palmer once. The Kentucky Wildcats, fresh off a victory against rival Louisville, came into town for the second game of the season. The Gators sent the overwhelmed and outmatched Wildcats back to Lexington with a 73-7 loss. The Gator offense was unstoppable rolling up more than 70 points for the second week in a row, while the defense allowed UK only 7 points and 198 yards total offense. Quarterback Terry Dean racked up 201 yards passing and 4 TD ' s. Dean stayed in the game until shortly after the third quarter began. Reserve QB ' s Wuerffel and Kresser each tossed a touchdown pass. The Gator running attack was awesome once again. Eli Williams, Fred Taylor and Tyrone Baker racked up 304 total rushing yards and 3 TD ' s. Cornerback Larry Kennedy had a great day picking off two UK passes. The win propelled the Gators back in to the number 1 spot in the polls. Ed Cometz and JoAnne Gonzalez. Top: The offensive line goes nose to nose with New Mexico States defensive line. Left: Jack Jackson, 1, gets some much needed help from 39, Chris Bilkie Bottom: Kedra Malone, 32, Sam McCorkle, 20 and Xavier McCray, 46 celebrate their first blocked punt of the 1994 season. 274 Sports the Swamp Top: Terry Dean, 12-ready to throw Bottom: Elijah Williams 25, gets blocking help from 39 Chris Bilkie Gators 70 Gators 73 Gators 31 Gators 38 Gators 42 Gators 33 Gators 52 Gators 55 Gators 48 Gators 24 Gators 31 Gators 24 Gators 17 Aggies 21 Wildcats 7 Vols 0 Rebels 14 Tigers 18 Tigers 36 Dawgs 14 Eagles 17 Cocks 17 Vandy 7 Noles 31 Bama 23 Noles 23 WHAT ' S THE Super Senior Terry Dean Terry Dean added strength to UF ' s quarterbacks , starting 12 of the 29 games he played in. Dean had 7 TD passes in the first half of the 1994 season opener vs. New Mexico State. He set the SEC record and a OF single game record, as well as tying the NCAA mark for the most TD ' s in a half. Dean was named offensive co-captain for the 1994 season, and has a record 39 career passing TD ' s and 3 career rushing TD ' s. Bottom Left: Ellis Johnson, 61 sacking Kentucky ' s QB Bottom Right: Terry Dean gets sacked as Fred Taylor blocks Right: Henry McMillan, 60, takes down Vols QB Todd Helton. Below: Defensive tackle Ellis Johnson, 61, isn ' t letting the Vols offense gain. Above: Tailback Elijah Williams is trying to find the hole so he can rack up some more yards in the Gators 31-0 victory over the Tenneessee Volunteers Gators Shut Out Vols at home 31-0 The Gators traveled to Rocky Top and came back with their most impressive showing of the year as they manhandled the Tennessee Volunteers, 31-0, in front of 96,656 fans and an ESPN national audience. The Gators ' total domination of the Vols snapped their seven game road losing streak against ranked opponents. The outcome was sweet revenge for the Gators, who had been embarrassed during their last two visits to Knoxville. The Gator defense was especially dominant, allowing only 68 yards rushing and recording 5 sacks. The Defensive line, led by Kevin Carter, Johnie Church, Ellis and Henry McMillian spent the entire game harassing Tennessee QB ' s Todd Helton, Brandon Stewart, and Peyton Manning. The defensive highlight of the game came when Tennessee receiver Courtney Epps caught a pass over the middle and was immediately flattened by Lawrence Wright ' s tremendous hit. The game was delayed for 5 minutes until Epps could walk off the field. Terry Dean had another steady performance, overcoming an early interception, and finished with 303 yards passing, and TD tosses to Jackson and Hill. Freshmen running backs Fred Taylor and Elijah Williams performed well again, each scoring rushing TD ' s, the offensive line, featuring Jason Odom, Reggie Green, Jeff Mitchell, and Anthony Ingrassia, were solid. New defensive coordinator Bobby Pruett was ecstatic after the shutout. He said, " We ' re beginning to click on everything. It was exciting for our guys on defense. " Carter said, " This will give us the confidence we need for the rest of the season. But we have to keep improving. " Ellis Johnson stated, " To shut them out on their home field is a great accomplishment. I think we ' re on the verge of something " . By: Ed Cometz 276 Sports in Rocky Top Left: Kevin Carter, Dexter Daniels and Ellis Johnson patiently wait for the next play. Above: Fred Taylor runs aw ay from a UT defender. Below Left: QB Terry Dean and center David Swain, 52, are ready to score another TD for the Gators. Left: After a great play Gators Chris Bilkie, 39, and Fred Taylor, 21, get the Gator fans cheering, up in Neyland Stadium Judd Davis Judd Davis, a former walk-on placekicker received a scholarship in the spring of 1994, which is just one of the many awards he has earned since becoming a Gator. Davis was named to the 1994 All- SEC First-team, set or tied eight school records, was named the UF all-time scoring leader with 225 points,registered an 85% career conversion rate (34-for-40) on field goals inside 50 yards, and set three SEC records. Davis also owns the school and all-time SEC record for extra points attempted and made in a season. Punter Shayne Edge is ranked third on the all-time UF list with a 42.5 career average, 182 punts for 7,729 yards. Edge is ranked among the nation ' s premier punters and with a 43.6 average for 1,614 yards, is ranked second-best in the SEC, and made seven punts over 50 Punting Kicking yards when the Gators played South Carolina and Ole Miss. In 1991 against San Jose State, Edge aver- aged 43.3 with 46 punts for 1,991 yards. He had 56 punts for 2,287 yards with an average of 40.8 against Vanderbilt in 1992. In 1993 he 42.7 yds. per punt. Against State he had a 61 yd. punt. During the season he had nine other punta for more tan 50 yards each. His career high was 55.0 against South Caro- lina in 1994 and his long was 76 yards against Vanderbilt in 1992. Shayne Edge and Judd Davis have displayed true sportsmanship and team spirit, often helping each other with practices and acting as each others coaches to perfect their styles and abilities. Share Edge Sports 277 Whippin ' the Rebels Tigers Above: As an LSU player takes down a Gator, 35, Michael Gilmore prepares to come to his teammates rescue. Left: On the run again, just can ' t wait to get on the run again. The Gator running attach was great this season. Left: Trying to take down an LSU player 2, Shea Showers, wrestles with his opponent while teammate Matt Pearson, 47, completes the tackle. Bottom: Gator players block for teammate 39, Chris Bilkie, who is running with the ball as 12, Terry Dean looks for a TD. The Gators traveled to Oxford, for a match up with the Ole Miss Rebels. Ole Miss had the nation ' s top defense in 1993, and the Rebels ' blitzing attack was expected to give UF fits. However, the Gator offense overcame early setbacks and proceeded to roll up 481 yards total offense in an unspectacular 38-14 win. A Dean to Doering TD pass gave UF a 7-0 lead. Special teams made the big play Kedra Malone blocked a Rebel punt, Fred Weary scooped it up and scored for a 14-0 lead. Ole Miss scored on a Josh Nelson TD pass and tied the game when Fred Thomas picked off Dean ' s pass and ran 83 yards for a TD. Dean then tossed two TD passes to Jack Jackson for a 28-14 halftime lead. The Gator defense dominated the second half. The Gator offense scored on another Dean to Doering pass and a Judd Davis 28 yard FG. The defense limited Ole Miss to 185 total yards and created 3 turnovers. The running game was impressive, as Taylor and Williams combined for 182 yards on the ground. The Gators returned to " The Swamp " to take on the LSU Tigers. The Gators struggled throughout the game with a tough Tiger team but came away with a costly 42-18 victory. The Gators suffered key injuries to Jason Odom, Shea Showers, and Elijah Williams. The out of sync Gator offense racked up 408 yards. Dean had a season low 217 yards, one interception, TD pass to Jack Jackson and a 5 yard TD run himself. The defense struggled due to the injuries. Cornerback Anthone Lott provided the day ' s highlight when he picked off LSU ' s Melvin Hill, and weaved his way down the field for an 88 yard touchdown. The Gator was elated by Lott ' s performance. Michael Gilmore said, " I always knew that Anthone could make those plays. " Larry Kennedy said, " Anthone got an opportunity to high- step it, so why not? " Fred Taylor stepped up his game rushing for 136 yards, receiving for 48 yards, and scoring 2 TD ' s. By Ed Cometz 278 Sports Number 1 vs undefeated undefeated Above: Anthone Lott, 9and 11, Ben Hanks, fail to take a AU Tiger down. Above Right: Jack Jackson tries to stay open and prepares to catch a pass. Right: A Gator blocks so Terry Dean can throw the ball. Below: Anthone Lott and 4, Lawrence Wright fight over the ball The Auburn Tigers and Terry Bowden came to " The Swamp " and did the unthinkable: they ended Coach Spurrier ' s home SEC undefeated streak and knocked the Gators out of the number 1 spot with an exciting, gut-wrenching 36-33 win. The game featured a great performance by Auburn QB Patrick Nix and back Stephen Davis, while the Gators had 6 costly turnovers and the defense erred on several big plays. Dean struggled, he had 1 fumble and 4 interceptions, and was replaced by Wuerffel in the third quarter. Facing a 22- 14 deficit, Danny rallied the Gators with with TD strikes to Anthony and Hilliard. Nix tossed a TD pass to Anthony Fuller and Auburn regained the lead at 29-26. The Gators responded with Wuerffel to Jackson TD. Auburn didn ' t get far, the Gators got the ball back and a chance to wrap up the game. The Gators were unable to run out the clock and on third down Wuerffel ' s long pass was intercepted at midfield. The Gators could not stop Auburn on a fourth-and-10, two plays later Nix hit Sanders for the game winning TD. The loss ended the Gators ' chances at a national title, but OF was still in first place in the SEC East. The Gators were devastated by the loss, as Spurrier said, " Hopefully, we can regroup like we did last year " . Jack Jackson, who scored three TD ' s summed it up best: " We ' ve got to come back and take care of business now. " SAM McCORKLE — Maing a Difference Former walk-on player, Sam McCorkle earned a scholarship in 1993. A member of special teams, he set a record by blocking 3 of the speical teams 5 punts this season. Special teams coach Ron Zook calls McCorkle " a leader on all the special teams, " and " a winner. " He was recruited by some small colleges but was determined school. His high school coach thought he was crazy for try- gave up and made it. own football achievements the special teams. McCorkle against Louisiana State on block came in the game sippi, which allowed tailback yard touchdown. McCorkle to make it at a Division I and some of his friends ing, but McCorkle never McCorkle has said that his come from the attitude of was able to make a block October 8th. His second against Southern Mississippi Fred Taylor to make a 3 previously played on third downs, and was trying to get back into defense during the past season. He wanted to change position from reserve free safety to regular defender. McCorkle credits Zook for the effort and determination that the special teams demonstrated during games. Zook said, " Sammy ' s a success. He ' s gonna be successful in whatever endeavour he does in life. " Sports 279 Georgia Bulldogs in the Swamp??? That ' s right. After 63 years of having the Florida-Georgia game (a.k.a. " The World ' s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party " ) in Jacksonville, the 1994 matchup was held in Gainesville. The Gator Bowl was undergoing reconstruction. More importantly, the Gators were looking for an opportunity to redeem themselves and get back into the win column. The Gators bounced back in a big way and trounced the hapless Bulldogs by a final of 52-14. The Gator defense turned in their best performance since the Tennessee game, intercepted Bulldog QB Eric Zeier 4 turns. The defense turned in 3 of the most memorable plays of the year. The first came in the second quarter with OF leading 17-7, but with Georgia driving. Zeier completed a short pass to Larry Bowie, Ben Hanks tackled Bowie and stripped the ball loose. Safety Michael Gilmore scooped up the ball and raced untouched 59 yards for a TD. The second big play came on Georgia ' s next drive, right before halftime. Zeier ' s pass was tipped by Lawrence Wright and picked off by Darren Hambrick as time expired. Hambrick then rumbled upheld, sidestepping would-be tacklers and doing an intricate tightrope down the sideline en route to a spectacular 81 yard TD. The score deflated the Bulldogs ' chances for an upset, and James Bates ' third quarter interception that led to his 9 yard TD demoralized Georgia totally. The Gator offense, led by Danny Wuerffel, sputtered at times, but racked up 417 yards. Wuerffel and Doering teamed up for two TD ' s, Williams and Taylor each ran for a score. The Gators raised their record to 6-1 and had firm control of the SEC East. Right: SUPPER TIME Georgia quarterback Eric Zier dosen ' t have a chance. He tries unsuc- cessfully to avoid being eaten alive by hungry Gators, Henry McMillan and Kevin Carter. Below: Who says the Gators are not nice young men. Now that I kicked your butt, let me help you up. Below Right: Gator quarterback 7, Danny Wuerffel and fullback , 39, Chris Bilkie anxiously look to the sideline to see what play Coach Spurrier will call next. Below: Gators Kevin Carter, Ellis Johnson and Henry McMillan try to squeeze the stuffing out of a Bulldog while his teammate tries to help him. 280 Sports Michael Gilmore David Swain swain Gator football Michael Gilmore and David Swain, exemplify the Gator spirit both on and off the field. They spent 4 years sacrificing holidays, vacations, and family time to spend time in the weight room, library, lab, football field, film room, and visiting local elementry schools encouraging children to do their best. Michael Gilmore was a GTE Academic All-American, a member of the CFA Hitachi Scholar-Athlete Team for the last two years. He was the only student in the state to be a national finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. Gilmore played freesafety and was responsible for 148 tackles, 82 solo. He had 9 interceptions, 5 during the 1994, season, 9 pass deflec- tions, 2 fumble recoveries. David Swain was a two year member of the GTE Academic All- American District III Team. Swain was the starting center for the Gators in ' 93 and ' 94. During his career he played in 41 games for more than 1,500 plays. Gilmore and Swain may never win the Super Bowl or even play pro football, but they wil always remain two of the Gators best student- athletes. Gilmore and Swain will be entering medical school in next fall. Left: Gator quarterback, 7, Danny Wuerffel and Coach Steve Spurrier look over the play card and discuss whether play " Fun-n-Run " or " Fun-n-Gun " with the offense . Above: The Gators intercept a pass from Georgia QB Eric Zier and away they go, into the end zone. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Left: Georgia Eric Zier ready to be sacked by Gators Kevin Carter and Johnnie Church Left: Gator quarterback, 7, Danny Wuerffel gets some help from 75, Donnie Young Sports 281 Right: Gators Larry Kennedy, 3, Lawrence Wright 4, and Michael Gilmore, 35, are ready to take down a USM Golden Eagle. Below: Offensive Tackle 78, Reggie Green, is ready to block for his quarterback. Below: Gator quarterback, 10, Eric Kresser throws for another Touchdown against the Golden Eagles. Above: Jack Jackson catches another pass against the Gamecocks of South Carolina. Right: Defensive end 90, Mike Moten goes after a quarterback. • • • • • • • • • • The 1994 Homecoming opponent was Southern Miss. The Gators started off slowly against USM before putting together a 24 point second quater and a 31-3 halftime lead. They finished with an impressive 55-17 victory. The Gator passing attack produced a season high 463 yards as Danny Wuerffel tossed 2 TD ' s, and Eric Kresser threw for 309 yards and 3 TD ' s. Kresser performed especially well in the Gators ' second quarter out- burst. He hit Reidel Anthony for an 87 yard TD and Chirs Doering for a 40 score. Kresser ' s final TD loss, in the fourth quarter, was to Sorola Palmer for 7 yards. Aubrey Hill (2 TD catches) also turned in a fine game. Special teams continued to shine, blocking their third punt of the season. Sam McCorkle broke through to block the punt, Mike Harris fell on the loose ball. Judd Davis set a career record, hitting a 52 yard field goal. The win gave UF the opportunity to clinch the SEC East with a win over South Carolina. Jack is back...JACK IS BACK!! The Gators clinched their third straight SEC East title with a 48-17 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks. Wide receiver Jack Jackson displayed the form that earned him All-American honors. Jackson finished with 6 catches and 2 TD ' s, he also broke the UF career record for TD receptions with 26. Danny Wuerffel passed for 357 yards and 4 TD ' s. Kevin Carter, Dexter Daniels and Ben Hanks led the defensive charge, holding the Gamecocks to 224 total yards. The Gator special teams blocked their fourth punt, setting a school record. In the third quarte r, Fred Weary broke through to block Darwin Jeffcoat ' s punt. Mike Harris scooped it up and ran 40 yards for a TD. Special teams coach Ron Zook said it best when he stated, " There ' s a belief that we can block a punt. There ' s a belief that were going to get one. " The special teams TD, followed by Eli Williams ' 38 yard TD catch, clinched the game and the title for the Gators. 282 Sports The Gator defense turned in another stiffling effort as UF beat Vanderbilt 24-7. The Gator running attack was led by Fred Taylor who had 140 yards and 2 TD ' s while Elijah Williams and jack Jackson had 96 yards each. It was the defense who really won the game for the Gators. The " D " held Vandy to only 116 yards over the last 3 quarters. They stopped the Commo- dores 3 times on fourth down adn forced 7 pnts. Kevin Carter, Anthone Lott and Kevin Freeman led Gator tacklers as UF shut down Vandy ' s " I-Bone " attack. Winning gave the Gators an SEC record of 7-1. They would go on to face an undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide in the Championship game in the Georgia Dome. Left: Gator 21, Fred Taylor, hands the ball off to Chris Doering, 28, while Chris Bilkie, 39, makes sure the opposition dosen ' t get to Doering. Below: On the goal line-- Gator quarterback gets ready to lead the Gators into the endzone once again. Bottom of page: SCORE!!- TOUCHDOWN GATORS!! The Gator Defense recovers a fumble and makes a TD. University of Florida a.k.a. Quarterback U. QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY II Heisman Trophy contender Terry Dean, Danny Wuerffel and Gator fans everywhere always had something to look forward to before each game--the identity of each game ' s QB. Dean was the main QB until he threw one too many interceptions against Kentucky in 1993, after which Wuerffel took over, until he was injured. Dean took over again and led the Gators to victory in the SEC championship game and in the Sugar Bowl. Dean was the starter in 94 ' until once again he threw too many passes into the opponents hands. Wuerffel rallied the Gators and " Who would be the QB " began again. Head coach Steve Spurrier continued to switchWuerffel and Dean. He added variety to the mix by tossing in future QB ' s Eric Kresser, and Brian Schottenheimer. Each gator fan had their own QB preference, but all of the QB ' s were cheered on throughout the season. Sports 283 It was the most exciting, strangest, heartbreaking, bewildering game ever seen. Gator fans were elated, ecstatic, then disappointed. Seminole fans were sad, dumbfounded, amazed, then The Gators and the Noles played to a 31-31 tie in a game that defies The Gators, for 3 quarters, manhandled the Noles. The offense was impressive, Wuerffel tossed TD ' s to Hill Jackson and scored himself. More importantly, the Gator " D " looked as impressive as they did at Tennessee. FSU ' s Danny Kannell was sacked, intercepted, and chased all over the field. FSU runners Warrick Dunn and Rock Preston were shut down. The Gators had a 31-3 lead at the end of 3 quarters. Gator fans everywhere were getting ready for a celebration. Then something happened; the Noles started a come back. Zack Crockett scored on a 5 yard run, Andre Cooper caught a 6 yard TD from Kannell. The momentum had clearly switched to FSU. The Gator offense vanished and the defense seemed to go " soft " , giving up huge chunks of yardage on short passes to Warrick Dunn and Kez McCorvey. Kannell scored on a 2 yard run the score 31-24, the FSU faithful went crazy. The Gators had one chance to run the clock out, but Wuerrfel was intercepted. A long pass to Dunn set up Preston ' s 4 yard TD run. Then, FSU ' s Bobby Bowden elected to kick the extra point rather than go for two. The Gators had two minutes to win the game. They pushed to their own 31, but punted. FSU got the ball back and ran out of time. The tie left everybody drained and asking, " Why did Bowden not go for two? He said, " My 9 assistants all wanted to go for two. They had nine votes, but I have ten. " How did the Gators allow a 28 point fourth quarter comeback? Aubrey Hill said, " It was bizarre, very bizarre. " Coach Steve Spurrier summarized the game best: " It looked like we were a whole lot better than them, then it looked like they were a lot better than us. A tie is a tie, it ' s better than a loss. " 284 Sports Right: Number 38, prevents a Nole from gaining a lot of yards by taking him down. Below: Kevin Carter, Ellis Johnson and Henry McMillan pursue a Seminole running bath. Bottom: Danny Wuerffel hands the ball off to Fred Taylor as Anthony Ingrassia blocks a Seminole. Left: Gator quarterback Danny Wuerffel, 7, gets some blocking help from the offensive line as lie • • • • • • Above: Coach Spurrier discusses the next play with QB ' s Wuerffel and Kr esse Above: IT ' S SACK TIME, AGAIN!!!! Kevin Carter, 57, adds to his 1.8 sacks per game average as he gets ready to sack FSU quarterback Danny Kannell for what was a long loss of yards. Below: GO FRED GO!! Gator Fred Taylor, 21, struggles as he gains some yardage while he battles a Seminole defender who tries to take him down. SEC Best Mocker Gator offensive tackle, Jason Odom, had a tough 1994 season. He suffered a knee injury against the LSU Tigers and was out of commission for games against Auburn and Georgia. He played the first half against homecoming opponent Southern Mississippi and reinjured his knee, but returned to action against the South Carolina the following week. Odom did not let his knee injury affect his attitude, playing ability or desire to win. Missing the Auburn game snapped his streak of 28 consecutative starts as a Gator. Odom has started 34 of his 37 games as a Gator and has played for almost 2,200 dow ns. In 1992 he was the first true freshman to start at offensive tackle for the Gators since Lomas Brown in 1981. Jason Odom was named the best blocker in the Southeast Conference in 1994 and was presented the Jacobs Blocking Trophy. He was a second-team All-American and is listed on the Academic Honor Roll for the SEC. Jason Odom Sports 285 The University of Florida Gators and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide squared off for the third consecutive time in the third SEC Championship game. The first two games were played outdoors at Legion Field in Birmingham. This years contest was moved indoors to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Gators entered the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta with a huge burden: they were dubbed the team that couldn ' t win the " big one " , the team that always choked when it counted and the team that had no heart. The Gators were going up against an 11-0 Alabama team that had Jay Barker, the QB who specialized in pulling out close games. The Gators had a lot to prove against the Tide, as well as earning a return trip to New Orleans and a rematch against FSU. The game well for the bama struck Tide ' s third play Barker connected Brown. Gator ers and Larry Brown took the way for a 70 yard Wuerffel and the unfazed, responded Wuerffel to After an exchange Gator special through with an other big play, Sam ' McCorkle blocked his third punt of the year. Wuerffel scored on a QB regained momentum half, stopping the sneak and the led 17-10 at half-time. and again. When Proctor connected on his third FG, the Gators led by only one and were reeling. The Gators took over deep in their own territory, and when Wuerffel tried an ill-advised pass over the middle, it was intercepted by Bama ' s Dwayne Rudd, who ran it 23 yards for a 23-17 lead. Was this to be another Gator foldup? Did the Gators have the heart to come back? OF got the ball back, and put together " The Drive " . Coach Spurrier emptied his " bag of tricks " as the Gators drove the ball down field. First, there was the " fake injury " play. Wuerffel limped off the field, replaced by Eric Kresser. Kresser promptly hit Ike Hilliard for a key 25 yard gain. Next, the Gators used a spread formation, and Anthony picked up 9 yards. Then came the double pass, Wuerffel to Doering to Hill, picking up 20 yards. Finally, at the 2, Wuerffel audibled and then hit Doering for the game winning TD. Alabama got the ball back one more time. The Gator defense held as Jay Barker ' s fourth down pass was picked off by Eddie Lake. The 24-23 win over Bama gave the Gators new respect and proved that they indeed had heart. They could win the " big one " . The victory also gave OF the honor of being the first team to win back-to-back SEC titles since Alabama 14 years ago. This was the Gators third SEC title in four years. By Ed Cometz JoAnne Gonzalez in the second Gator offense again The Tide did not start out Gators, as Ala- quickly. On the from scrimmage, on a pass to Curtis DB ' s Shea Show- Kennedy collided, ball the rest of the TD and a 7-0 lead. Gator offense were ing with a 26 yard thony TD pass. of field goals, the teams came 286 Sports 0 Right: In the howl, around tke hole, Roll Tide Roll. Two devout Tide fans show their unwavering spirit at tke SEC Championskip game. Left: Shayne Edge, 14 holds the ball for kicker Judd Davis, 6, as fullback Chris Bilkie, 39, keeps a Tide defender away. Above: Gator seniors Michael Gilmore, 35, and Kevin Carter celebrate their victory and their third SEC Championship in four years. Below: Block That Punt, Gators, Block That Punt!!! Special team Kedra Malone, 32 and Sam McCorkle, 20 run off the field after another blocked punt. Above: Gator defenders try to break away from a Tide lineman and sack QB Jay Barker. L e f t.: Strength and conditioning o n i n g coach Rich Tuten and Kevin Carter show their happiness as the Gators roll over the Tide. Sports 287 The fifth quarter in the French Quarter; Overtime at the Sugar Bowl; Rematch were a few ways to build up the ' 95 USF G Sugar Bowl. The Sugar Bowl by all standards was the best bowl game. The Gators traveled to New Orleans to face the Florida State Seminoles providing a rematch of the November 26 game which resulted in a 31-31 tie. The Gators were playing in their third Sugar Bowl in four years. The first half was full of long passes, trick plays, and Seminole blitzes. After the teams traded field goals, the Seminoles got the game ' s first TD when Warrick Dunn connected with Omar Ellison on a 74 yard The fifth quarter in the French Quarter was no party for the Gators. Gator QB Danny blitzed by the absorbing many Spurrier to substitute eral plays.Wuerffel big play of his own, over the middle for an pass, which set a However, FSU Kannel to Kez a Dan Mowrey field 20-10 in favor of FSU Both second half, as the halfback option pass. Wuerffel was being noles constantly and les, causing Coach Eric Kresser for came through with a hitting Ike Hilliard 82 yard touchdown Sugar Bowl record. sponded with a Danny McCrvey TD pass and goal to make the score at halftime. fenses dominated the Seminoles managed only one field goal (and two misses) and the Gators managed only one touchdown (on a Wuerffel QB sneak). The Gators got the ball back deep in their own territory with less than 3 minutes remaining, hoping for another game winning drive. However, the FSU defense came through with the big play as Derrick Brooks intercepted Wuerffel and FSU was able to run out the clock. The final score of 23-17 left all Gator fans disappointed, especially because of the two excellent scoring opportunites that were fumbled away in the first half. The loss left the Gators with a 10-2-1 record and a number 7 ranking in both polls. By: Ed Cometz JoAnne Gonzalez Above: Gator QB Danny Wuerffel gets some pro- tection as he gets ready to throw down field. Right: Aubrey Hill, 82, is being chased downfield by the Semi- noles. 288 Sports Above: The Gator offensive line took down all Seminoles who tried to sack QB Danny Wuerffel in the end zone. Below: Should I Pass or Should I Run?? QB Eric Kresser and Coach Spurrier discuss what to do next. Above: James Bates, 44, and Lawrence Wright, 4, go after a Semi- nole running back. Below: It ' s Sack Time!!! Defensive players Campbell and Carter sack Seminole QB Danny Kannell. • • • • • • • • Sports 289 He runs. He blocks. He eats. He really eats. He writes. He writes restaurant reviews! One of the most entertaining stories of the Gator football season was the Gators ' offensive lineman Anthony ingrassia and his restaurant review column. ingrassia ' s column, " Anthony Digests " , appeared in the " independant Florida Alligator " in September and was an immediate hit with readers. ingrassia would take his voracious appetite and those of several teammates, most of them form the offensive line, to various Gainesville eateries. He would not let people know where he was going or who he was when he arrived. He and his teammates would order several items each from the menu, consume them and then write the review. ingrassia would then recount his experience and give the restaurant a rating of one to five " helmets " . However, the NCAA had to step in and try to ruin the fun. The NCAA has regulations about student-athletes promoting, endorsing " The toppings probably or recommending commerial services.Even though Ingrassia was not weren ' t that bad, but paid for his writing, he had to pay for his meals. The NCAA they were buried under investigation of Ingrassia ' s column caught the attention so much oil and grease of Sports illustrated and CNN. After a quick investigation, and some pressure that pictures of workers form the media, the NCAA ruled thatIngrassia could continue to express rescuing sea otters and his opinion of Gainesville restaurants through birds came to Min. " his Alligator column. Ingrassia ' s readers were treated to descriptions of his and his teammates tremendous appetites, as well as their wit. A typical review would describe ingrassias ' three appetizers and two entrees. ingrassia also entertained readers with personal family stories, such as the time he went to Taco Bell and ate one of everything on their menu along with the time that he " thought that there were only three kids in my family until one day, my 2-year-old sister popped up from behind a tray of lasagna. " ingrassia ' s reviews of pizza eateries were classic. He had been injured in a game and was told not to go out until they could run some tests on Monday. He decided to order in pizza, from several of the Gainesville areas most popular pizza haunts. He then panned a certain pizza place that took more than an hour to deliver, saying that " They should have a warning to all diabetics saying that they will probably go into insulin shock before they get their piza. " He also commented on a rather greasy pizza he had bought: " The toppings probably weren ' t that bad, but they were buried under so much oil and grease that pictures of workers rescuing sea otters and birds came to mind. " By: Ed Cometz 292 Sports Recruit: " Do you know so and so that went to my high school? " Gator Getter: " Sure, there are only 30,000 students on this campus. What did you say his name was again? " The Gator Getters started in 1969 as an organization to help UF football recruits and their families. On game days they provide a positive and cheerful atmosphere for the recruits as they help them get acquainted with life at UF. The Gator Getters show up several hours before the players on game days to show the recruits and families the campus and athletic facilities. The Gator Getters also answer a thousand and one questions while trying to make sure that they cover all of the important imformation about UF. To help the recruits feel more at home, they try to introduce them to some of the well-known players as well as players from their hometown area. Recruits are also introduced to their position coach. After the game the Gator Getters lead the recruits to the weight room where they will listen to Coach Spurrier thank them and their for coming and expressing an interest in one of the finest institutions in the south. The Gator Getters have been featured in Sports Illustrated twice over their 25-years at UF. They are an integral part of the UF football program. The young ladies in this group stand out in a crowd when they wear their orange cowboy hats, but the work they do is often overlooked by the general Gator fan. Above: Gator Getters are all smiles as they pose for the camera Left: Getting ready to sing ' We Are The Boys " at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Below: Gator Getters at the White Horse Saloon in Nashville • Above: Members of • the 1994-1995 ball team celebrate • another victory. • Team members • include Missy Aggertt, • Meg Fitzgerald, Aycan Gokberk, Jennifer • Keene, Shannon • Mason, Ashley • Mullis, Claire • Roach, Aurymar • Rodriguez, Nikki • • Shade, Julie • Stanhope, Chanda • Stebbins and Jenny • Wood. • Right: Feeling the excitement for her • team, head coach • Mary Wise catches her • breath after a crucial • block by UF. To guide • the team to victory Coach Wise was • assisted by assistent • taut coaches Nick • Cheronis and Mary • Jones, manager • Maggie Sullivan, • • and athletic trainer • Laurie Wright. • • • Gators Women ' s Volleyball Team continued their winning tradition in 1994 despite injuries and the use of newer freshman players. • • • • The Lady Gators ' season started off extremely well, with the team continuing their tremendous NCAA record breaking fifty-six home game winning streak by beating Stetson. The team suffered injuries to All-American Aycan Gokberk at Middle Blocker Shannon Mason, and Middle Blocker Claire Roach who all suffered torn anterior cruciate ligaments. • • • injuries gave way for several frehman players to get more playing time and to show their talents. Florida players Shannon Mason and Aurymar Rodriquez saw increasing playing time and rotation at their respective positions. Also showing outstanding skills were sophomore Julie Stanhope, and Missy Aggertt who showed leadership and superb playing ability on the floor. • • • play was also bolstered by sophomore Jenny Wood, junior Meg Fitzgerald, junior Ashley Mullis, sophomore Nikki Shade and junior Chanda Stebbins who all contributed to the Gators outstanding team play. Who were all led by outstanding coach Mary Wise who has two consecutive NCAA final four appearances and a record of 125-16 since taking over the program in 1991. The season consisted of many highlights, including SEC victories over LSU, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and MSU. The team set an O ' Dome attendence record of 8,163 on " Midnight Madness " where the Volleyball team crushed the visiting Bulldogs. Other highlights included the V-Ball Rowdy Crowd night, and a 23-5 regular season record, and a SEC title which led to a SEC tournament championship. The Gator Volleyball team has shown that they were not in anyway joking when they said Gator Volleyball, IT ' S A BLAST!! 294 Sports • Left: Stretching • to reach the ball • junior setter Missy • Aggertt attempts • to reset the ball • • to assist her • teammates in a • scoring hit. • Below: Setting up • her serve, a OF • Volleyball pla yer • • concentrates on • where the weak • spots are on the • defending team. • Above Left: Stretching • ing to the limits, • outside hitter Ashley Mullis gives it her all • so she will not let her • team down and allow • the ball to get past • her. • Right: As a teammate holds her breath and • with the ball headed ® her way, a OF player ® lunges so as not to • lose the ball. 296 Sports • Left: Watching the ball • in anticipation, • • sophomore Jenny • Wood and junior • Ashley Mullis are • anxious to get their • hands on the ball and • make a scoring play. • Bottom Left: To keep their spirits high • throughout a tough • game, the UF Volleyball team come • together giving each • other praise for their • • individual victories • and teamwork. • Bottom Right: Keeping • a close eye on the ball, • junior Missy Aggertt • concentrates on which • • serve will bring the • best play. ENCORE!!!! ENCORE!!!! That is what many Gator fans were shouting after last seasons trip to the Final Four in Charlotte. The Gators were coming off of the best season in school history and looked to continue dominating all opponents who set foot on the court in the O ' Connell Center. The season started off well with good showings in pre-season games. The Gators struggled against Stetson in the opening game of the season but soundly defeated Boston College in the Great Eight basketball tournament. The Gators proceeded to take care of Wake Forrest, an eventual number one seed in the NCAA tournament. Wake was the Gators first real road test. Dan Cross out played fellow guard Randolph Childress in the victory to keep the Gators undefeated: Next up for the number six Gators were the number four Kansas Jayhawks. The Gators fought hard until the end and lost 69-63. While the loss gained more respect for the Gators because it came against a basketball power, their level of play was very inconsistent, their shooting percentage was incredibily low. Unfortunately this was a sign of things to come. The Gators rebounded and defeated Texas at home and in-state rival FSU in double overtime at the Milk Challenge. During the Texas game Dan Cross became player number 26 to join the 1,000 point club. The Gators re- turned home to play JU just a few days before Christmas. Everyone underestimated the JU Dolphins and thought that the eighth ranked Gators would roll to tory, that was not so. A combination of poor play and low shooting per tentage allowed the to hand the Gators a 68-67 defeat and snap, their 15 game home win ning streak. The Gators didn ' t know it yet, but things were going to get worse before they would ✓ get better. The UK Wild- cats dismantled the Gators in front of a packed O ' Connell and TV audience. Villanova came to town and handed the Gators another closing second loss. The Gators then blew a 16 point lead against SEC opponent Mississippi State and lost 70-47. The loss dropped the 10-7, Gators to 4-4 in the SEC and out of the AP poll for the first time all season. The next opponent for the Gators were the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. The Gators showed a new attitude during this game as thier shooting percentage increased to 60 percent. Seniors Dan Cross and Andrew DeClercq combined for 35 points in the victory. After the game the Gators were in sole possession of second place in the SEC East. This earned the Gators a bye in the first round of the SEC tournament. The Gators closed out the rest of the regular season at 4-4 losing three straight at home. Seniors Dan Cross, Andrew DeClercq, Svein Dyrklboton and Tony Mickens finished their Gator careers at home with a loss against defending national champion Arkansas not knowing whether or not they would play in the " Big Dance " again this year. The Gators did earn a spot in the elite 64 team tournament after impressive wins in the SEC tournament, The selection committee gave the Gators some what of a home court advantage by selecting them to play in Tallahassee. The Gators faced the Iowa State Cyclones in round one of the tournament. The Cyclones blew by the Gators in Tallahassee. The Gators fininshed the season at 17-13 and had played the 15th toughest schedule in the country. As seniors Dan Cross and Andrew DeClercq possibly head to the NBA and a promising Freshman class arriving in the fall the 1995-96 Gators will make an interesting mix. The 1994-95 season will best be remembered as one long rollercoaster ride with some ups and a lot of downs, some parts made you sick but others brought you the greatest joy and sense of accomplishment. The season was definitely a memorable one. By: John Mac Donald. 298 Sports Above: Senior Dan Cross keeps control of the ball as a Kentucky defender tries to steal it Right: Another DeClercq Far Left: Senior Tony Mickens is serious about free throws Left: Svein Dyrhlboton is ready to shoot. Sports 299 Left: Gator Center John Griffiths gets ready to shoot the hoop against St. Francis. Right: Guard Jason Anderson dribbles the ball down court hoping to score a basket. Right: Guard Dan Cross is ready to shoot a free throw. Far Right: Guard Clayton Bates does his job well as he is watching to steal the ball. 300 Sports Above: Gator Fans come in many sizes. One of the tiny Gator fans cheers the lady Gators on to victory. Below: Gators Brian Thompson, 3, and John Griffiths, 34, try to block a shot against the Kentucky Wildcats Above: G ator forward Andrew DeClercq goes on the defensive as he dribbles the ball down court against the Georgia Bulldogs. Below: Greg Williams tries his best to keep the ball away from a JU Dolphin defender. Sports 301 Right: Gator guard Dan Williams looks for someone to pass the ball off to. Left: Forward Dametri Hill gets the bucket against the Commodores. Right: Gators John Griffiths and Andrew DeClercq block a UK Wildcat shot. Right: Senior Gator forward Andrew DeClercq does another SLAM-N-JAM for two points against Boston College. He is known for making ugly faces that show his intensity while playing and the SLAM-N-JAM. DeClercq was a four year starter for the Gators and says that the toughest player he ever played against was Shaq, his freshman year. DeClercq says that Shaq is all physical talent. 302 Sports Right: Gator Guard Greg Williams looks for a teammate to pass the ball to so the St. Francis does ' nt steal it. • • • Above: Gator center John Griffiths stretches before the game. Below: Senior forward Andrew DeClercq watches for the ball to come to UK Wildcat Prickett so he can steal it and score • • • • • • • • • • • • • Below: Gator guard Dan Cross dribbles down court hoping for the opportunity to score a basket and not to have the ball stolen. 1 Sports 303 Above: Gator Seniors Andrew DeClercq and Svein Dyrkolbotn get ready to ride on the Gator Gals Basketball team float in the annual Homecoming parade. Right: Guard Dan Cross dribbles down court to score three points and not have the ball stolen. Above: Gator Coach, Lon Kruger, shouts directions and sends signals to. the court Right: Freshman forward Damen Maddox tries to keep a University of Kentucky Wildcat away from the ball. • • • • • • • • • 304 Sports For the past six or seven years the Gator Gals have been the official of the men ' s basketball team. Their job is to promote and support the Gator ' s. This job includes marketing the team, passingout promotionals before the game, announcing at fraternities on game days, attending all in-state games and helping in the basketball office when needed. This group of 29 ladies also works with the Tip-Off Club, which is the Alumni support group for the team. The Gator Gals do not choose to take on this job to have something on their resume, or to get anything out of it except the pleasure of being involved with a sport they enjoy. Each Gator Gal works 10 to 12 hours a week to promote the team. The Gator Gals do it because they are all pure sports fanatics, said senior Gator Gal, Gidget Grubbs. " Being involved (with the team) makes you feel more a part of the program. I ' ve enjoyed watching the program build to where it is today, I ' ve had a direct hand in it ' s growth. " said Grubbs. Members of the 1994-95 Gator Gals are Erryn Boedy, Layla Brock, Stephaney Davis, Marisa D ' Adamo, Chriss Downes, Jen Eddinger, Susan Ellisor, Mary Ann Garbowski, Andrea Garner, Marissa Gonzales, Gidget Grubbs, Freda Jenkins, Marilyn Jo- seph, Lauren Kapinos, Katy Kemmer, Sarah Lindsay, Caroline Lister, Carol Mangum, Danielle Miles, Amy Pryor, Gina Scott, Caren Skversky, Tracie Underwood, Trina Wagnac, Michelle Walton, Angela Heitmeyer, Bibi Sy, Jenna Wiedemann and Jennifer Wilkinson. Mary Jane McGregor is the sponsor of the Gator Gals. By: Michele Huber Above: As part of tradition the Gator Gals escorted the basketball team in the Homecoming parade. Right: The Gator Gals set up a basketball goal outside Turlington on game days for students to try out thier luck. At the booth Gator Tony Mickens tries to win a mini-basketball. Sports 305 Above: Senior forward Merlakia Jones tries to steal the ball. Far Left: Senior Takilya Davis looks to line up ker free th row. Below: Merlakia Jones is trying to steal the ball from the Lady Wolfpack from North Carolina State. • • • • • • • 306 Sports The 1994-95 Lady Gator Basketball Team opened the season a number 14 ranking in the AP poll and some very high expectations after coming off of their best season in 1993-94. Coach Ross returned All-American guard Merlakia Jones and sophomore sensation DeLisha Milton. The Gators were looking to promising newcomers Danella Liles, Muriel Page and Dana Smith to help the team strongly challenge the Lady Vols for the conference title. The Lady Gators opened the season strongly, losing only to defending National Champions North Carolina. The Ladies won the Dial Soap Florida Challenge title with victories over FSU and Miami. The Gators returned home to the friendly confines of the O ' Dome and took care of the Bethune-Cookman College Wildcats. The Lady Vols of the University of Tenneessee came to town and Gators home The Lady Vols team to defeat O ' Dome. The r had not lost to the : their last 19 had no intentions now. The Lady hard and lost in of the game 76- to conference foes Arkansas to lose to the Georgia Bulldogs Lady Gators : ' by beating the in what was a key season. Jones became scoring leader when she scored point number 1, 896 against FSU. The Lady Gators then proceeded to defeat Lynn University by 69 points and LSU by 42 points, giving them some momentum going into the SEC Tournament. The Lady Gators would go on the defeat LSU once again in the opening round but lost to Georgia in the second round. The Lady Gators had their best season ever going 23-8 and for the third year earned an NCAA Regional berth, this time in Virginia. The Lady Gators beat Radford University by 40 points in the first round. The next Lady Gator opponent was the Lady of the University of Virginia. The team fought long and hard but as the final buzzer sounded the Lady Gators were down by five. The loss was the final game for seniors Takilya Davis, Merlaia Jones, and Carla Johnson. The loss was not a fitting ending to a great season, but Gator fans can look forward to the 1995-96 season. The lady Gators will return a lot of experience and have signed a good freshman class. The future of Coach Ross, her coaching staff and the Lady Gator Basketball team is certainly bright. Gator Fans everywhere just may get to see that a sport other than football can have the letters " NC " shouted at a game and that " NC " means more than " No Class, today " . By John Mac Donald snapped the winning streak. were the last the Gators in the Lady Vols also Lady Gators in meetings and of losing to them Gators fought the last minutes 69. Gators then lost Vanderbilt and were predicted tenth ranked in Athens. The prised everyone Lady Bulldogs victory for the Merlakia the all-time spots Sports 307 Left: Freshman guard, Dana Smith attempts a free throw. Below: Sophomore DeLisha Milton hopes her shot is not blocked against Auburn. Left: Takilya Davis shoots for two against Auburn. Below: Freshman forward, Murial Page tries to shoot and not have the ball stolen. 308 Sports 3 Sports 309 Left: Gator Takilya Davis watches the ball. Right: Coach Ross discusses strategy with Mahogany Hudson. BASKETBALL Left: Merlakia Jones is ready to shoot for three. Right: Takilya Davis dribbles around a Tenneessee defender. • • • • • • • • • • • • ninety With a new coach and a somewhat smaller than usual team, the women ' s swimming and diving team carried on the Lady Gator ' s proud tradition of excellence in the water. With only 13 swimmers and one diver, the Lady Gator ' s took their tenth consecutive SEC title. In the SEC meet ' s 15 year history, the Lady Gators have one the SEC championship 14 times!! Freshman Allison Wagner further distinguished the team by being named SEC Swimmer of the Year. Wagner also took the Commissioner ' s High Point Trophy. Sophomore Nikki Dryden earned two individual titles at the SEC meet, and senior Beth Hazel won her first SEC title in the 200 stroke. For the second time junior, Barbara Franco took the 200 fly champion- ship. The team resulted in the Lady Gators the meet by a 50 point margin over Auburn. The Lady Gators finished with a perfect 7-0 record and a 3-0 mark in the SEC. The women ' s swimming j and diving team took s even and one diver to the NCAA cham- pionships this season, fin- ishing eighth overall. While the Lady Gators are used to finishing in the top three, they had not finished below third since 1982, their hard work was rewarded with eight teammembers earning A ll-American The men ' s swimming and diving team also continued a long tradition of high finishes in the nation as well as the SEC this season. For 17 years the Gators have finished in the top 15 at the NCAA championships. This year ' s team proudly that streak with a 15th place finish, having taken its smallest team in 15 years, 21 All-American honors were brought home. The men ' s team also has a strong tradition inthe SEC, with 17 years of finishing in the top three. This year ' s team claimed a third place finish at the SEC ' s, extending that streak to 18 years. These accomplishments not only demontrate the excellence of this year ' s team, but also reflects the promise of the years to come--the Gators had no seniors and only five juniors on the 19 man roster. By Jeff Jacobs : A Lady Gator gets ready to swim to victory. Below: Gator swimmers jump into the water. Inset: Gator and Lady Gator coach Chris Martin gives instructions via hand signals to the swimmers in water. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 310 Sports Above: A Gator swimmer tries for the perfect stroke. Left: Swimmer Steve Clarke watches his teammates swim. Below: A Lady Gator takes a moment out of practice to relax on the starting block • • • • • • • • • Sports 311 Above: Gator Stephen Clarke jumps into the water in hopes of winning the race. Below: A Lady Gator begins her path from the starting block into Me water. WOMEN ' S NCAA CHAMP! 83 The Butterfly Queen Lady Gator swimmer Barbara Franco is world ' s apart from all other OF swimmers. Barbara spends the summers swimming and competing on the Spanish National team. Last summer she represented Spain at the World Championships in Rome, Italy and finished tenth in the 200 fly, her best event. She also won the 200 fly at the Spanish Nationals. Barbarawason the 1992 Spanish Olympic team. Barbara is a three- time All-American and an SEC Individual champion. Barbara had a good 1994-95 season earning All-American honors again and is looking forwrd to next season. She is an education major and hopes to swim for Spain in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Barbara Franco 312 Sports Top freestyle Gator swimmer, Stephen Clarke is a very accomplished swimmer. He specializes in all lengths of freestyle and the individual medley. Steve swims on the Canadian national team and spent last summer in the World Championships in Rome, Italy. He was also a member of the 1992 Canadian Olympic team and won a bronze medal in the 400 meter medley relay. Steve is a 12 time All-American at OF and still has another season left to swim. Last season he earned a record seven All-American honors at the NCAA championships. He hopes to swim for his home country in the 1996 Summer Gaines in Atlanta. Stephen Clarke Above: Gator swimmers take a break. Left: A Lady Gator gets ready to start. Below: Two Ladt Gators try to relax. Sports 313 The Lady Gators ran away from everyone at the Coca-Cola Florida Relays. They also threw better than anyone also. A 314 Sports Indoors and Outdoors the Lady Gators Love to Run and Throw Since 1990, Florida has been extremely successfull on the Indoor Track and Field circuit. The 1992 Lady Gators won the NCAA Indoor team title and both the Indoor and Outdoor SEC title. The ' 93 Lady Gators finished third at the NCAA Indoor meet, second at the SEC Indoor meet and fourth at the Outdoor meet. Last year ' s Indoor team finished seventh at the SEC tournament and did not go to the NCAA ' s. The outdoor team finished eighth at the SEC tournament and extremely low at the NCAA meet. The 1995 team had to improve on last years record and attempt to regain their championship form of the early 1990 ' s. The team had only three seniors, but a lot of strong leadership from the juniors. Good coaching combined with strong team leadership helped the young team members strive for excellence in track and field this season. The Lady Gators won the Indoor Barnett Bank Invita- tional. This season the Indoor Lady Gators finished 11th nationally and fifth in the SEC. The outdoor Lady Gators were performing well and were on their way to the SEC tournament when the Yearbook deadline arrived. The Lady Gators are not really rebuilding, they ' re sort of reloading and next season they should be a pretty fast and powerful team. By John Mac Donald JoAnne Gonzalez Sports 315 to It All together The men ' s track and field team has had its share of success. They have claimed 10 SEC Championships and have had Olympians such as Mark Everett and Dennis Mitchell, the fastest man in the world, run for them. With all of the past successes the 1995 edition of the Gators was set to leave its own individual on Gator fans and in the record books. At the NCAA Indoor Track Field Championships the team finished 43rd, but Andre Jakubiec finished eighth in the mile with a time of four minutes 5.06 seconds. Jeremy Stallings also took eighth, but in the 800m with a time of one minute and 53.82 seconds. The team the Florida Coca-Cola Relays. They easily won the medley relay as well as the 4 x 100 relay where they barely beat East Tenneessee State with a time of 39.97. Overall the Gators were successful in their 1995 campaign, but they seem to be a " notch " away as Coach Webb said, from putting it all together. By: John MacDonald 316 Sports Sports 317 Gators host where some teams in the to try to beat their home Lady Gators to a third at this year ' s only three the winner. uddy has led the team to the ney for secutive into this nament, the Gators were ranked eighth in Golfweek. If this year ' s team can qualify for the tournament, Coach Alexander says it ' s likely to be the first of many trips for members of this year ' s team. " We ' ve got three freshman who have a legitimate chance of playing in four NCAA Championships, " Alexander said. Earlier in the season the Gators were defending four consecutive SEC titles. Even though the team struggled in the SEC tournament the Gators finished only eight strokes out of first place, to take home a third place win. During season play, the Gators took their firt team tournament of the season at the NCAA Golf Challenge in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As is tradition, the Gators hosted the Gator Invitational, in which the team claimed its seventh straight Gator Invitational title. The Gators were a bit rude by beating the second place team by 22-strokes. Senior Chris Couch tied the course record with a nine-under-par 201. The 1995 All-SEC team included Gators Chris Couch, Daniel Stone and Josh McCumber. McCumBer was named SEC Freshman-of-theYear. Couch, Stone and McCumber were joined by Robert Floyd and Chris Almond in competition this season. By: Jeff Jacobs. After 25 years as coach of the Lady Gator Golf team, Mimi Ryan retired from coaching. Coach Ryan had earned back to back NCAA team titles in 1985 and 1986. Her record included six SEC titles and 11 state championships. Coach Ryan was the 1986 National coach of the Year. On December 19, 1994, new Coach Kim Haddow began what is likely to be an equally distinguished career as the Lady Gator Golf team coach. In 1992 coach Haddow was National Coach of the Year. She earned seven NCAA championship appearances at the University of Arizona. Indeed, Coach Haddow completed her first year with an impressive record, The Gators dominated with a 29-stroke victory to win the 1995 SEC Championship. In individual competition, Lady Gator Dina Taylor battled her teammate, Jeanne-Marie Busuttil to win the SEC individual crown. At the end of the season the Lady Gators were ranked number three in Golfweek and seeded number one for the NCAA Regionals. ery year the the Lady Invitatoinal of the best league come the ladies on turf. The fought hard place finish tournament, strokes off of Coach Alexander men ' s golf NCAA tournnament- seven years. Going year ' s 318 Sports Sports 319 320 Sp rts Sports 321 TAKE IT TO THE 322 Sports So Close, Yet So Far Away Almost. So close, yet so far away . These are two ways to describe the 1994-95 Lady Gator tennis teams pursuit of the National Championship. After much of the year, the Lady Gators slipped in the finals of the NCAA tournament when they played the University of Texas Lady Longhorns. The team seemed to have command of the final match needing only one doubles victory to clinch their second Natonal in four seasons, unfortunately the Lady swept the doubles and beat the gators 5-4. In one of the most important matches of the season, the Lady Gators knocked Georgia out of the number one spot when they swept the Lady Bulldogs in straight sets to continue their home unbeaten streak. Georgia had not been swept in 113 matches dating back to 1990 and had beaten the Lady Gators in their last three meetings. The Lady Gators would then beat Georgia twice more, once in the finals of the SEC tournament and then again in the NCAA tournament. The Lady Gators went undefeated and won their 13th SEC title. The Lady Gators return all team members next year, so look out SEC and USA the Lady Gators are on the loose and will be one of the toughest teams to beat next season. They will be preying on unwitting opponents in hopes of finding their way back to the NCAA tournament and this time they will bring the NCAA National Tennis Championship back to Gainesville. By: John MacDonald JoAnne Gonz alez. Sports 323 the SEC Title The 1994-95 Gator tennis team entered the season riding an emotional high. The team won the 1994 SEC men ' s tennis championship for the first time since 1975, it was their first outright title since 1969. Mark Merklein ' s NCAA singles championship was the first in men ' s history. Despite losing Merklein to graduation the Gators returned a talented, well seasoned team and were expected to repeat as SEC Champions and advance well into the NCAA tournament. After opening the season with a mediocre 3-3 record, the Gators prepared extra hard to begin their 1994-95 SEC schedule. The Gators didn ' t fare well, losing to Georgia for the 22nd straight time and then lost to LSU the next day to open their conference season at 0-2. The Gators continued to struggle posting a 6-6 mark and were looking for a spark to inject life into their slowly dying season. The spark came in the next match, the Gators began a seven match SEC win streak. However, the spark fizzled in the SEC tournament as the Gators finished a disappointing fifth. The spark reappeared when the Gators hosted and won the NCAA Region III tournament. The spark died once again as the Gators were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament by Pepperdine. The Gators finished at 18-11 with nine of the 11 losses coming at the hands of teams ranked in the top 10. Next season the Gators will return all but two members of this years team and will look to recapture the SEC title that they lost this season. By: John Mac Donald JoAnne Gonzalez 324 Sports Sports 325 J rowd pleasin When Judy Markell Avener came to UF as the new Gymnastics team coach in 1993 she brought with her a successfull coaching record, a national championship, a lot ofleadership and personality. UF was a good gymnastics school having won five SEC titles, but Coach Avener and her team wanted more. Last season the team achieved its best national finish since 1991, when they made it to the " Super Six " at the NCAA tournament. Coach Avener was named SEC and NCAA Coach of the year. With as strong a season as the Lady Gators had in 1994, they wanted more this season. They lost several key team members to graduation and had to rely on the few experienced team members left for strong leadership and guidance for the incoming freshmen. The goal for this years Lady Gators was to play their best, win the SEC title and go back to the NCAA tournament. The Lady Gators finished the regular at 7-4 I ranked number six in the na-w tion. One of the best highlights of the year came when the Lady ik Gators hosted Champion Utah and de- feated them 194.95 to 194.725. This was one of the biggest wins in Florida history. The win gave the Lady Gators a lot of added support as they entered the SEC tournament ready to play number one Georgia, number 2 Alabama and number 5 LSU. Gator fans were hoping for an SEC title since the last SEC title came when UF hosted the nament, and the Lady Gators were hosting the tournament this year. The SEC title slipp ed from the grasp of the Lady Gators who fourth. Alabama captured the team title, but UF junior, Kristen Guise captured the all-around title with a UF record of 39.65. The Lady Gators did not let their fourth place finish diminish their spirits, they set their sights on winning the Southeast Regional meet and advancing to the NCAA The Lady Gators and the Lady Utes of Utah are the only teams to be invited to all NCAA Gymnastic Championships. The Lady Gators did not disappoint anyone, they finished second in the Southeast Regional meet with a record score of 195.700. This was high enough to earn the Lady Gators a ticket to the NCAA Championships again. The Lady Gators had a shaky performance and finished fourth in their group of six, even though their score was higher than that of one other team in the other group the rules state that only the top three teams in each group advance to the " Super Six. " The Lady Gators had a successful season and gained a lot of valuable experience. Thr 1995-96 editon of the Lady Gator Gymnastcs team will be better than ever. Look out SEC the Gators are on the prowl and it wouldn ' t surprise anyone if the Lady Gators brought home the SEC title next season. By: John MacDonald Above: Kourtney Gallivan landed perfectly after her uneven bars routine. Below: A Gator gymnast runs down the runway ready to go over the vault. Inset: Kristen Guise on the winners platform, • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 326 Sports Thrill Seekin Left:Martha Grubbs dances across the floor during the floor exercise program. Right: Amy Myerson concentrates before she performs on the uneven bars. -J Left: Chrissy Vogel performs on the beam. Right: Kristen Guise is on her way to awesome Sports 327 Above: Erika Selga looks to Coach Avener for some last minute instructions. Above Right: Erika Saga on the balance beam. Right: Sybil Stephenson perfroms a very artistic routine in the floor exercise. 328 Sports Left: It ' s a Lady Gator sweep on the awards stand. Colleen Johnson took first, Martha Grubbs took second and Amy Myerson took third. Right: Colleen Johnson is ready to go around the low bar and then flip up to the high bar (luring her uneven bars routine. Below: Sybil Stephenson performs in the floor exercise portion of the gymnastics meet. • • • • • • • Sports 329 Season 1995 Gator baseball season was one of change, a new coach, new staff, new uniforms, new hats, new philosophy, new rules, face it the season was a new ball game. On June 20, 1994 Athletics Director, Jeremy Foley announced that Pepperdine University coach Andy Lopez would be the next Gator baseball coach. Coach Lopez had guided Pepperdine University to the National Championship in 1992 and made it clear that he wants to win the National Championship here at the University of Florida. His first season here was a bit difficult for him, his staff and the players. The Gators had a lot of experience with 16 returning players, 7 of them starters. Coach Lopez and his staff recruited several more talented and experienced players. The team had a new look, the baseball logo changed to just a plain and simple orange F on a plain blue hat, the uniforms were a tradi- tional white jersey and pants with Gators written across the chest. On the road the Gator wore a plain gray uniform. The uniform and hat changes reflected coach Lopez ' style–plain–nothing fancy or flashy, nothing trendy, just traditional. The team was even required to travel in a coat and tie as opposed to the casual clothing worn in the past. Coach Lopez began fall practice with the fundamentals, practice was structured and everyone had to be on time and give their all, all of the time. Fall practice allowed the players and coaches to get to know each other. The regular season began with a bang, as the University of Miami Hurricanes blew into Gainesville on one of the coldest Saturdays of the winter. The Gators won game one 5-3, while the ' Canes won game two 10-2. In their first victory of the season catcher, Brandon Marsters hit the first Gator homerun of the season over the left field fence and into the O ' Dome parking lot, while John Kaufman, Andrew Checketts and closer Danny Wheeler combined for an awesome pitching performance that allowed the ' Canes just 3 runs on 11 hits. The Gators went on to sweep Mercer College before heading down to Miami for another two game set against the ' Canes. The Gators set a record for the longest game in school history in their five hour, 16-inning, 5-4 loss to the ' Canes. The Gators bounced back and won game two, 4-2. The JU Dolphins came to town for two games of a three game series. Gator fans were treated to a victory Friday night, but suffered through losses in Jacksonville on Sat. and in Gainesville on Sun. Above: Shane Seroyer helps loosen the pitcher between innings. Below: OF president John Lombardi wears his heavey Gator jachet on Opening Day ' 95. Left: Dean Kent is ready to hit another one to the wan. • • • • • • • • • • • • • 330 Sports Far Left: Matt Duncan waits for the pitch. Left: Coach Henderson keeps track of how many pitches his pitcher throws. Below: Senior Darren McClellan throws anothr off- speed pitch that paints the corners as a strike. Bottom: Eddie Gordon, head of field maintenance, keeps the field in tip-top shape. Bottom Left: David Eckstein is greeted at the plate after his base clearing first collegiate homerun. • • • • • • • • • Left: Catcher Brandon Marsters waits to hit another homerun for the Gators. Above: Yer Out!! Ronnie Sowell slides into the catcher, who didn ' t drop the ball. Below: Closer Danny Wheeler throws another strike. Middle Left: Second baseman David Eckstein runs down a UK Wildcat for the out. Bottom: Outfielder Kawri Brown keeps the sun out of his eyes. 332 Sports Above: Outfielder James Eidam warms up before he goes to bat, hoping to hit another one out of the park. Left: Shortstop Andy Rojo watches the pitcher in case of a pick off at second base The Gators followed up with five consecutive wins before heading to Tallahassee during Spring Break. The Gators lost two tough games at FSU 6-3; 2-1. In game one, Chuck Hazzard hit his first Gator homerun, clearing the leftfield fence by a few feet. The team as a whole struggled throughout both games with FSU ' s pitching staff. The Gator pitching staff pitched well, but FSU capitalized on several Gator errors and ended up winning both games. FSU then followed the Gators back to Gainesville to play another two game series. This series was better, the Gators sound pitching performance by Darren McClellan and nine hits from his teammates gave the Gators a 9-3 win in the final season match up of the two teams. The Gators would go on to sweep Maine and Southern Illinois before heading into SEC play. Walk-on player David Eckstein hit his first homerun, driving in three runs in the Gators win against So. Ill. The Mississippi State Bulldogs came to town to start the Gators second season, the SEC season. The Gator pitching staff of Darren and Sean McClellan, Andrew Checketts, Danny Wheeler and Tommy Bond combined with good fielding and hitting from their teammates sent the number 12 ranked Bulldogs whimpering back to Starkville, Miss. The Gators won all three games, 2-0; 2-1, and 10-2. Friday night ' s pitcher, Darren McClellan, tied the school record for consecutive wins with eight. The record has been on the books since before McClellan was born. Former Gator pitcher, Jim Courier set the record almost 25-years ago in 1969, McClellan turned 23 during the season. Rightfielder Shane Spears caught the final out of Saturday ' s game by robbing MSU of a homerun which may have sent the game into extra innings. On Sunday, James Eidam hit his fourth FIR of the season putting the Gators up 9-2. The sweep of MSU should have given the Gators momentum, instead it knocked the wind out of them. A thin Gator pitching staff was made thinner when pitcher Charles Roberts left the team and pitcher outfielder Shane Spears pulled a back muscle. Things didn ' t look good for the Gators as they headed to Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Gators had swept the Tide in Gainesville last year, but were coining off two mid-week loses. The series started great for the Gators when David Eckstein hit the first pitch out ofthe park, but things didn ' t get much better for the team. Oops, there goes another pitcher, is not exactly how it was put when Gator closer Danny Wheeler sprained his ankle during warm-ups in Tuscaloosa. The Tide managed to drown the Gators and took the series. The Gators headed to Stetson, and earned an extra- inning win over the Hatters in an exciting game. The Gators were rolling along to what was sure to be an easy win when suddenly an infield black-out occurred. The batter and the umpire bailed out, Gator pitcher Tommy Bond stumbled off the mound and catcher Brandon Marsters got nailed with the ball. All parties involved were fine and after 45 minutes the game resumed. The mid-week victory over the Hatters gave the team a little spark. Gator Catcher Eric Castaldo gets another hit, this time against the Seminoles. Sports 333 r Milk. good. Right: Pitcher, Andrew Checketts ended the season with a 3.79 ERA. The Gators took off to Fayetteville, Ark. to play the Razorbacks. This series would be the only series the Gators play on an artificial surface. The Gators swept the Hogs at home last year and were hoping to do the same in Fayetteville this year. The Hogs however were not going to let that happen. The Gators lost the first two games of the series and won the third. Gator Sean McClellan, started on Sunday and got the only weekend win with some help from his teammates. Closer Danny Wheeler was healthy enough to earn his 18th career save on Sun. That save put Wheeler in second place, behind John Pricher on the all-time Gator save list. Gator DH, Chuck Hazzard, had another great performance, driving in six of the Gators 14 runs during the ser ies, included in those six runs was a three-run homerun in Saturday ' s game. The team confidently headed home for seven of their next eight games. They soundly defeated Stetson 17-7 during and once again headed into conference play, this time at home against Vanderbilt. The Gators did something that they hadn ' t done since 1989, they swept the Commodores. Everyone contributed in the sweep. Saturday ' s game was referred to as the homerun derby, as the Gators and the Commodores combined for six homeruns. Gator senior Shane Spears had a particularly fruitful weekend driving in the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth after having driven in the go ahead run in the third. Spears also hit his first conference and third career homerun in the series against Vandy. The wins were significant as the team continued their streak by beating FAU on the road and then sweeping the Kentucky Wildcats at home. The series was an interesting one and the first two games could have gone either way, but the Gators pulled together and got the job done. David Eckstein set a school record Friday night when he reached base safely for the 44th consecutive time this season. Saturdays ' game saw Sean McClellan get his first career complete game, and Eric Castaldo pinch hit a homerun to lead the team to victory. The combination of UK errors, back to back homeruns by Ronnie Sowell and David Eckstein and great pitching from Andrew Checketts, reliever David Burns and closer Danny Wheeler gave the team another much needed victory on Sun. The Gators left the friendly confines of McKethan Sta- dium for their next nine games. The first three were against the Georgia Bulldogs, in Athens. The Gators had a rough time, winning only one of three games against a struggling Georgia team. The next weekend was even worse. The Gators traveled to Columbia, S.C. to take on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. The Gators lost all three games. Chuck Hazzard and Senior Chris Wiggs had great series at the plate and David Eckstein extended his hitting streak to 18 games. The games were all close, but the team just couldn ' t put all the pieces in the right place at the right time. Right: Ready to throw. Gator Chuck Hazzard was a hazard to other 334 Sports pitchers Above: Shortstop John Tamargo throws to first for the double play. Below: David Eckstein steals one of his 24 bases for the season. Right: Senior Chris Kokinda is ready to drive in another run. Bottom Right: Pitcher Jesse Curtis signs autographs at media day. Above Left: Chris Chism smiles for the camera at media day. Above: Perry Field is kept in great shape all year round. Here a trainer rakes the field and puts down the game bases. Right: Coach Lopez and Ronnie Sowell discuss strategy. Left: Freshman Pitcher Tommy Bond is ready to sign autographs for some pint sized fans. Left: Sean McClellan pitches from the stretch. Right: Junior Sean McClellan is set to fire another strike. Sean is the younger brother of Gator Ace Darren McClellan. They are one of only a few brother combinations to play at OF at the same time. Sean pitched more than 95 innings this season and had a 3.76 ERA. He started 13 games this season and was 6-4. Sean is a three year Gator • • • • • • • • 336 Sports Left: Senior Pitcher Outfielder Shane Spears winds up to throw one right into the glove of the Gator catcher After losing six straight the Gators returned home for their final four regular season games. They knew that they were fighting for their lives, and if they wanted to go into the NCAA tournament they needed to win atleast three of the four games. The Gators started out well, beating South Florida during a mid week game. The team was tuning up for the upcoming series with the Tennessee Volunteers. The Vols came to town with one thing on their mind, beat the Gators. Florida had some unpredictable weather and Fridays game was rained out. That meant that the teams would play two nine inning games with a 30 minute break in between on Sat. What a scorcher. Game one started at 12:30 and pitted UF ' s leading ace Darren McClellan against UT ' s best, R. A. Dickey. McClellan and his teammates performed well and got the victory. McClellan pitched a complete game. Game two started 30 minutes after game one ended. This game was especially tough since both teams had been playing or sitting in the 96 degree Florida heat for some six and a half hours already. Gator pitcher, Sean McClellan and closer Danny Wheeler pitched good games, even though the team lost. Both sides showed signs of fatigue during the second game. The Vols capitalized on the Gators lack of energy during the second game. The Gators lost but knew that they still one more chance against the Vols. Sundays game against the Vols featured freshamn pitcher,Andrew Checketts against the Vol ' s 2 ace, Todd Helton. It was also senior day. This was the last home game for Gator Seniors Chris, Wiggs, Darren McClellan, Ronnie Sowell, James Eidam, Shane Spears and Chris Kokinda. Kokinda was the only four year member of the team, he also started every game during his career as a Gator. This years seniors weren ' t as fortunate as last years and went out with a tough loss, instead of a win. After a tough series against the Vols, the Gators headed off to Knoxville, Tenn. for the SEC East tournament. Things for the Gators didn ' t get any better as they did the same thing this year that they had done for the last two years two and out. The Gators lost in the first round to Georgia and then in the second round to a team theat they had sewpt earlier in the season, theVanderbilt Commodores. The 1995 season is over and only time will tell what the 1996 season will hold. There will be a lot more new faces, new talent and more experience when next season begins. Even with all of the new faces next season will have the same goal as past seasons, " Win It All. " By: JoAnne Gonzalez Middle: Caught Stealing. Chris Kokinda makes another put out. Bottom: Saluting the flag during the National Anthem. Sports 337 Above: Junior pitcher Sean McClellan isn ' t pleased with his performance on the field and wonders if the umpire may need a strong pair of glasses. Below: Gator Saver, Danny Wheeler saved nine on the year, but couldn ' t salvage a win against the Vols. 338 Sports Left: Gator David Eckstein does the " Watermelon Crawl " back to first base. Above: Concentrate and think about the next move. Inside the Gator dugout when they are down by two in the bottom of the ninth with two outs in a critical SEC game. Below: The 96 degree heat, better than six hours in the sun during a Saturday doubleheader, down by two in the bottom of the ninth in your next to last game on Perry Field, Senior Shane Spears ' face says says it all. Below Left: Chris Kokinda-- Go ahead and make my day. I ' m ready. Let ' s pick ' em off Are Family " We Are Family " are more than words in a song by Sister Sledge. They mean a lot to Gator fans, athletes, and their families. Gator fans generally think of other Gator fans and anyone associated with their beloved Gators as family. This is especially true when fans tailgate during football season, everyone has a great time while eating and greeting. Where else can anyone sporting a Gator t-shirt get a free meal from a total stranger, but during a pre-game tailgate party. When fans road trip during baseball season and are greeted by boo ' s from they can find a seat and a warm welcome from a Gator fan living in that area. Fans speak in terms of " we " and " us " when talking about the Gators. When prospective student-athletes visit UF, their parents come along to check things out too. Parents can be a bit more objective when it comes to guiding their child on where to attend school. They tend to look at what types of majors are offered, what the graduation rate is, and what type of people their child will be associating with, rather than with who won the last UF-FSU game, or how many championships the school has won. Parents, more specifically, mom ' s look for a family feeling when they come to visit. They want to know that their child will be taken care of, that they will have support from the coaches, administrators and anyone associated with the university. UF provides that kind of support. Coach Kruger treats his players as if they were family, he expects the same thing out of them that their own parents would. Coach Ross takes her Lady Gators under her wing. Former player, Erica Jones, said that Coach Ross is just like mom, " She ' s always there for you. " Student-athletes come from all corners of the world to play for one of the top academic and athletic universities in the nation. When Gator student-athletes come from far away to play at UF they give up one of their best support mechanisms, their parents, family and friends. Parents may only be able to attend one or two games per season, depending on the sport the student-athlete plays. Student-athletes who live in Florida or in a near by state have the benefit of their parents and families being able to see them play. The parents of these student-athletes occasionally take a student-athlete from far away under their wing and give them the support and encouragement they need. It is always nice to know that you have someone in the stdium or arena cheering you on. It is rough on the parents and the student-athletes being so far apart and not being able to see each other. Some parents will do anything to see or hear their child play. baseball player, James Eidam is from Huntington Beach, Calif. His dad calls WRUF when the Gators are playing and asks to be put on hold so he can hear the game. Family is important to Eidam, " It means so much to me that he cares enough about me to keep in touch. A lot of kids don ' t get any support from their parents at all. " He says that his number one fan is his dad. " He is always supporting me, even though he is 3,000 miles across the country. If I have a good game he is the first one to call. If I have a bad game he is still the first one to call, " Eidam said. His dad came to see him play the last few games of his college career and was on hand for Senior Day. His mother has not seen him play in person, but has seen him play on TV. Freshman pitcher Andrew Checketts is from West Linn, Ore. His dad flew in for a week and got to see him play, but his mom and brothers didn ' t make the trip. UF student-athletes have some of the most caring and fun-loving parents around. Some UF student-athletes have wives and children. Being the wife or child of a student-athlete is a tough job. Gator cornerback, Larry Kennedy has a son who lives in Sarasota. Kennedy doesn ' t get to see him very often, but when he gets off the team bus on game day and sees his son running toward him, it makes him smile. Kennedy ' s son misses his dad. When he hears the police siren, he knows daddy is coming. When the Gators played So. Miss. his son got very upset when the siren he heard was bringing in the Golden Eagles. As upset as he was, the next time he heard the siren he knew for sure and couldn ' t wait to se his daddy. Jack Jackson and Ellis Johnson also have children and share in the diaper changing and day care car pools. This year football player Terry Dean and baseball player Danny Wheeler got married, while baseball player Jesse Curtis has been married for several years. The wives deserve a lot of respect. They work, go to school, attend games and deal with the pressure their husbands put on themselves for not performing their best. Coaches wives also deserve a hand. The wives ar e truly a special group of women. Gator parents, wives, children and fans are all a special group of people. Without their dedication, support, loyalty and unconditional love, being part of the Gator athletic program would not be as fun as it is. At UF we all stick tohether in all kinds of weather because we are all one big family. By JoAnne Gonzalez 340 Sports Other Page Top: Cornerback Larry Kennedy hugs his son on game day. Right: Freshman pitdher Andrew Checketts with his dad who flew in from Oregon to watch him play. Above: Senior Shane Spears with his dad on Senior Day. Middle: Buffy Curtis, wife of Gator pitcher Jesse Curtis cheers on her husband. • • • • • Other page: Lady Gator Takilya Davis with her parents on Senior Day; Left: Chris Kikinda, the only four year starter on the baseball team hisses his mom on mother ' s day, also senior day his dad is wait- ing to greet him. Above right: James Eidam is all smiles since his dad, will get to see him play. Below Right: Nicole Wheeler, wife of Gator pitcher Danny Wheeler, is apprehensive as her husband goes in for the save • • • • Sports 341 Gator student-athletes spend a lot of time on the field, practicing, lifting weights, visiting local elementry schools and hospitals and working in the classroom. Being a student-athlete is not as glamorous as some may think, it takes a lot of time and hard work so the 1994-95 Tower Yearbook would like to recognize all of the Gator student- athletes who were All-Americans, All SEC Academic performers and Academic All-Americans. GTE CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Missy Aggertt Terry Dean Michael Gilmore All-Americans Laura Booth Donnell Johnson Kevin Carter Ellis Johnson Eric Christensen Merlakia Jones Stephen Clarke Michael Kiedel Chris Counts Heather Lawrence Dan Cross Joanna McLaughlin Judd Davis Mimosa McNerney Kierstin Doyle Amy Myerson Nikki Dryden Jason Odom Shayne Edge Frank Reeves Kim Fisher Ebony Robinson Angela Fitts Jessica Scafidi Barbara Franco Melynda Springer Lamar Fowler Jeremy Stallings Kristen Guise Sybil Stephenson Beth Hazel Mark Stewart Jack Jackson Chrissy Vogel Andre Jakubiec Allison Wagner Kisha Jett Amy Walker All-Americans for Baseball, Tennis, Outdoor Track Field and Golf had not been released when the yearbook was sent to print. Academic All-SEC Missy Aggertt James Bates Eric Castaldo Joseph D ' Abate Jason Dean Chris Doering David Eckstein Melissa Flandera Michael Gilmore Shannon Grady Beth Hazel Andre Jakubiec Dean Kent Lee Leesburg Jeff Mitchell Amy Myerson Jason Odom Joel Reinhart Troy Rumfelt Julie Stanhope Elizabeth Tomson David West Randy Baldemore Chris Bilkie Elizabeth Cranston Dexter Daniels Terry Dean Nikki Dryden Bart Edmiston Lamar Fowler Todd Gjervold Keith Groves Tina Hinton Colleen Johnson Brian Kovack Joanna McLaughlin Ashley Mullis David Nabavi Ryann Pauley Ebony Robinson Jessica Scafidi Jim Staub Christian Tufano Kristin Wilding Clayton Bates Laura Booth Jesse Curtis Takilya Davis Andrew DeClercq Svein Dyrkolbotn Jerome Evans Lori Ann Freedman Aycan Gokberk Kristen Guise Randy Hollinger Kevin Johnson Patrice Kuntz Divya Merchant Michael Musselmann Luis Navarro Scott Perry Wendi Rowe Stacey Schroeder David Swain Chrissy Vogel Dan Williams 342 Sports Here are some photos of the 1994- 95 Gator All- Americans from left to right: Baseball player Dean Kent, Quarterback Terry Dean, Gymnast Kristen Guise, Thrower Luis Navarro, Lady gator Basketball player Takilya Davis, Baseball players Jesse Curtis and Eric Castaldo. Sports 343 Senior Salute The Tower Yearbook Sports section would like to salute all of the Senior Gator and Lady Gator student-athletes. The Class of ' 95 is a very well known class and has set many records. These student- athletes have served as good teachers for their teammates, have participated in many community events and have sacrificed a lot to make Gator fans everywhere happy. They have paid their dues and are finding a way to fit their college experience into the real world, whether as a professional athlete or as a professional in their chosen degree field. The football seniors have won more games, more SEC Championships and have been to more Sugar Bowls than any other football class at UF. The basketball seniors have been part of the Gators first trip to the " Final Four " and are among the elite in Gator basketball history. The Lady Gator basketball seniors have been to the NCAA tournament three times, more than any other ladies team. They have been part of two of the most successful basketball sea- sons UF has ever had. Golf nior Sara Johnson has experienced the teachings of two of the best golf coaches at the level. She has been part of some exciting golf during her years at UF. Gymnastics se- niors have seen the Gym Gators steadily improve each year and have been part of the most success- ful seasons UF gymnasts ever had. Last year the Gym Gators ad- vanced to the Six " at the NCAA tourna- ment for the first time in school T h e men ' s golf team won the NCAA Championship in 1993 They are looking to be a con- tender at the NCAA tourney this season. This years seniors were able to teach the freshman how to refine their skills and fit together on the college golf scene with out too much disappointment. The swimming and diving teams have been through some rough waters, especially the Lady Gators, but the teams have managed to continue to come through and bring home several championship titles. The men ' s tennis seniors have had their ups and downs, but most importantly they won their first outright SEC Championship since 1969 in 1994. The baseball seniors had a rough time this year with a new coach and a new philosophy, they struggled. This group of seniors played in two NCAA tournaments but always seemed to fall a game short when it came to going to the College World Series in Omaha. They have beaten some of the best teams in college baseball, and played some real close games. The baseball seniors never gave up, even when times got tough. Hopefully their positive, hard working attitude was passed along to the underclassmen . While all of the UF student-athletes have played their last game, their last match and run in their last meet, they will not be forgotten for a long time. To the Class of ' 95, " Thanks for all the memories " and remember, " In all kinds of weather, we ' ll all stick together for F-L-O-R-I-D-A. " By: JoAnne Gonzalez 344 Sports The Class of 1995 The Lady Gators Laura Booth Erin Diehl Beth Hazer Collen Johnson Sara Jones Tuita Perez Elizabeth Tomson Takilya Davis Michelle Gacio Carla Johnson Merlakia Jones Shannon Price Jessica Scafidi Kristin Wilding Chris Bilkie Chris Braun Kevin Carter Dan Cross Judd Davis Andrew DeClercq Eric Dobsha Shayne Edge Bruce Floyd Lamar Fowler Lloyd Gabay Michael Gilmore Keith Groves Steve Huss Ellis Johnson Chris Kokinda Joel Lackovich Lee Les burg Darren McClellan Tony Mickens Ronnie Sowell Calvin Whitaker The Gators Paul Bowen Randy Baldemor Chris Couch Joey D ' Abate Terry Dean Jason Dewberry Svein Dyrkolbotn James Eidam Chris Floyd Kevin Freeman Devron Gibbons Dean Golden Aubrey Hill Anthony Ingrassia Larry Kennedy Akira Kosugi Eddie Lake Kedra Malone Henry McMillan Shane Spears David Swain Chris Wiggs Sports 345 346 Sports Sports 347 350 Sports O DeClercq really takes on the spirit of LonKruger—his work ethic, learning ability tenacity are incredible, He is truly a great leader—JP Commentator, Tom Hamm nd • Sports 351 352 Sp its gator gallery two SEC schools to be selected to the Association of American University ties, the most organization of higher education. UF is one of 58 schools in the nation, one of 28 public institutions and one of Sports 353 Did You Know that since 1991, the Athletic Association has contributed over $5 million to UF to help academics. In just three years UF drew a combined total attendance of 2 281 3317 fans for all sports 354 Sports gator gallery Sports 355 to an Alligator Reader Poll: Svein Dyrkolbotn, Michael Gilmore, more, Dean Kent, Danny Wuerffel, Missy Aggertt, Ashley Mullis and Chanda Stebbins are the athletes most students would date if they could. 356 Sports Sports 357 1994 GATOR FOOTBALL ROSTER SENIORS 39 Chris Bilkie 81 Paul Bowen 87 Chris Braun 57 Kevin Carter 6 Judd Davis 12 Terry Dean 64 Mike Dietz 14 Shayne Edge 36 Kevin Freeman 85 Devron Gibbons 35 Michael Gilmore 62 Dean Golden 82 Aubrey Hill 51 Anthony Ingrassia 61 Ellis Johnson 3 Larry Kennedy 18 Eddie Lake 32 Kedra Malone 60 Henry McMillan 52 David Swain JUNIORS 91 Tremayne Allen 97 David Barnard 45 Jason Bartley 67 Mark Campbell 40 Johnie Church 48 Dexter Daniels 28 Chris Doering 78 Reggie Green 11 Ben Hanks 69 P.J. Harrison 1 Jack Jackson 53 Kevin Johnson 20 Sam McCorkle 74 Jason Odom 17 Sarola Palmer 47 Matt Pearson 93 Scott Perry 98 Anthony Riggins SOPHOMORES 44 James Bates 56 Cameron Davis 96 Bart Edmiston 34 Jerome Evans 99 McDonald Ferguson 42 Darren Hambrick 70 Richard Hornsby 27 Demetric Jackson 10 Eric Kresser 9 Anthone Lott 71 Jeff Mitchell 23 Dwayne Mobley 84 David Nabavi 80 Shawn Nunn 16 Brian Schottenheimer 2 Shea Showers 4 Lawrence Wright 7 Danny Wuerffel 75 Donnie Young FRESHMEN PHOTO OF THE 1994 GATORS WAS 15 Reidel Anthony 5 Ronnie Battle 68 Elijah Brown . 37 Teako Brown 94 Ed Chester 58 Willie Cohens 79 Mo Collins 63 Josh Corey 66 Keith Council 49 Ernie Dubose 33 Tony George 43 Jacquez Green 13 Mike Harris 19 Ike Hilliard 95 Mike Jackson 22 Terry Jackson 77 Eric Johnson 86 Nafis Karim 25 Elijah Williams 38 Pat Lowe 92 Sean McCarthy 46 Xavier McCray 29 Travis McGriff 76 Keith McMahon 90 Mike Moten 41 Mike. Peterson 59 Wyley Ritch 30 Dossy Robbins 54 Willie Rodgers 88 Tarras Ross 72 Deac Story 21 Fred Taylor 49 Dwayne Thomas 31 Kenny TimeS 65 Derek Walker 50 Kavin Walton 24 Fred Weary 26 Jon Xynidis 358 Sports 1994-95 Gator Basketball Team: Seniors: Dan Cross, Andrew DeClercq, Svein Dyrkolbotn, Tony Mickens. Juniors: Jason Anderson, Clayton Bates, Dametri Hill, Brian Thompson. Sophomores: John Griffiths, Joel Reinhart, Greg Freshmen: Damen Maddox, Dan Williams, LeRon Williams. Head Coach: Lon Kruger, Asst. Coaches: Robert McCullum, Ron Stewart, Mike Shepherd 1994-95 Lady Gator Basketball Team Front Row (left to right): Mahogany Hudson, Dana Smith, Crystal Parker, Deonne Payton. Second Row: Manager, Margie Brinza, Chanda Stebbins, Merlakia Jones, Erica Jones, Takilya Davis, Carla Johnson, Danelle Liles, Kathy Hanbury. Back Row: Head Coach Carol Ross, Coach Ron Aldy, Nicole Sullivan, Charmaine Milton, DeLisha Milton, Murriel Page, Inez Bolton, Coach Joi Williams, Administrative Asst. Victoria Meinhard (not pictured: Video coordinator Jay Aldy) . 1994 Lady Gator Volleyball Team: Front Row (Left to Right): Chanda Stebbins, Nikki Shade, Missy Aggertt, Ashley Mullis, Jennifer Keene. Middle Row: Staff Laurie Wright, Meg Fitzgerald, Jenny Wood, Shannon Mason, Claire Roach, Staff Maggie Sullivan. Back Row: Staff Heidi Anderson, Staff Nick Cheronis, Aurymar Rodriguez, Julie Stanhope, Aycan Gokberk, Staff Mary Jones, Coach Mary Wise. 1995 Gator Baseball Team: (L-R) Front Row: Brent Skipper, Kawri Browm, John Tamargo, Chris Chism, Andy Rojo, David Eckstein. Second Row: Andrew Checketts, Chris Kokinda, Shane Seroyer, Asst. Coach Eric Ekdahl, Coach Andy Lopez, Asst. Coach Steve Kling, Chris Wiggs, Brandon Marsters, Tysen Duva. Third Row: Larry Richart, Charles Roberts, Shane Spears, Eric Castaldo, Ronnie Sowell, Sam Satin, Scott Miller, Brian Bentley, James Eidam. Back Row: Jesse Curtis, Danny Wheeler, Sean McClellan, Dean Kent, Tommy Bond, Chuck Hazzard, David Burns, Darren McClellan, Matt Duncan. Not pictured is Asst. Coach Gary Henderson 1995 Lady Gator Gymnastics Team: Front Row (Left to Right): Beth Raboin, Martha Grubbs, Kourtney Gallivan, Amy Myerson. Back Row: Kristen Guise, Chrissy Vogel, Sybil Stephenson, Erika Selga, Colleen Johnson. Not pictured Head Coach Judi Markell Avener, Assistant Coaches Brad Wunderlich, Bob Moore • 1994-95 Gator Tennis Team: (left to right) Front Row: Brook Blain, Jason Appel, Dave Balogh. Middle Row: Dyllan Fitzgerald, Jonathan Glocver, Head Coach Ian Duvenhage, Asst. Coach Bruce Berque, Damon Henkel. Back Row: Randy Baldemor, Eric Dobson 364 Sports 1994-95 Lady Gator Tennis Team: Front Row (left to right) Divya Merchant, Jill Craybas, Dawn Buth. Back Row: Bonnie Bleecker, Lori Ann Freedman, Lisa Pugliese, Vanessa Rooks, Cathrine Insteboe. (Not pictured: Coach Andy Brandi) .0 O Sports 365 S .0 1994-95 Lady Gator Swimming Diving Team: Front Row (Left to Right): Ryann Pauley,Nikki Dryden, Amy Walker, Laura Booth, Kristen Wilding, Beth Hazel. Back Row: Shannon Price, Tina Hinton, Michelle Gacio, Elizabeth Tomson, Heather Lawrence, Barbara Franco, Mimosa McNerney. Not pictured Coach Chris Martin, and Allison Wagner. 1994-95 Gator Swimming Diving team Camilo Arbelaez Stephen Clarke Chad Crone Todd Gjervold Josh Herbert Ward Irvin Akira Losugi Frank Reeves David Schwartz Jason Smith Mark Stewart David West Coach Donnie Craine Eric Christensen Chris Counts Raleigh Faust Chuy Gonzalez Steve Huss Michael Kiedel Steve ' Mellor David Schlesinger Jason Schwarz Brick Spangler Brian Welsh. Jason Wimberly Coach Skip Foster Head Coach Chris Martin Team Photo Unavailable ator Golf Team: Front Row (Left to Right): Ann Pohira, Dina Taylor, Susan Con ger.Middle Row: Jeanne-Marie Busuttil, Virginia Costa, Kathryn Cusick, Cyrena Adams, Head Coach Kim Haddow.Back Row: Sarah Jones, Wendi Rowe, Kimberly Little, Betsy Feaster, Kirsten Johnstone. 3-s 1994-95 Gator Golf Team: (left to right) Front Row: Robert Floyd, Ben Taylor, Chris Couch, Chris Almond, Josh McCumber. Back Row: Will McClave, Daniel Stone, Kevin Mihailoff, Head Coach Buddy Alexander, Asst. Coach Todd McCorkle, Scott Butler, Jim Staub, Gary Shankland. 366 Sports 1994-95 Lady Gator Track Field Team: Front Row (Left to Right): Shannon Grady, Ebony Robinson, Douglene Jackson, Kierstin Doyle, Heather Williams, Kisha Jett, Melynda Springer. Second Row:Asst. Coach J.J. Clark, Jennifer Mihalcik, Nicki Marshall, Stacey Thompson, Christina Coloura, Jessica Scafidi, Carrie Groth, Patrice Kuntz, Kim Fisher, Trainer Brian Hatzel. Third Row: Tutita Perez, Angela Fitts, Carrie Ullman, Tiffany Johnson, Jamie LaFarr, Nzuzi Kialeuka, Megan Newcome. Back Row: Head Coach Tom Jones, Erin Diehl, Holly Sulte, Melissa Flandera, Stacey Schroeder, Ginny Campbell, Christine Braswell, Kristin Heaston, Joanna McLaughlin, Asst. Coach Sandy Fowler, Trainer Mary McLendon 1994-95 Gator Track Field Team Head Coach John Webb Clayton Barco Kwame Bumpus Marc Cifelli Joey D ' Abate Knipwanza Drayton Marvin Forde Keith Groves Andre Jakubiec Joel Lackovich Sean Mather Luis Navarro Stephen Schlachta Van Smith Derek Trafas Jeff Walbert Coach Thomas Allen Larry Barther Matthew Cantagallo Raymond Coker Jason Dewberry Bruce Floyd Lamar Fowler Darren Hambrick Donnell Johnson Lee Lesberg Dominick Milkier Erick Rasmussen Scott Sigmund Jeremy Stallings Erin Tucker Calvin Whitaker Coach Steve Ott Matt Bowman Khalil Carter Zachary Culbertson Brian Dougan Chris Floyd Lloyd Gabay Randy Hollinger Miles Kinsell Kirsten Lightbourne Michael Musselmann Troy Rumfelt Stephen Smeyak Robert Stuckey Christian Tufano Coach Ralph Spry 367 Sports Ryan Garrity Ryan- The game was well worth the candle that burned far into the night. There is no feeling like the feeling of success. We are very proud of you. Love, Mom Dave Arthur Tait Fitz-All our love and best wishes for your and happy future! Love, Mom, Dad and Lauryn Adam Murchie To our loving son- may your children be as kind and as compassionate and thoughtful as you are. From your loving parents. Thanks for coming into our lives. We love you and are very proud. Love, Gram Gramp Brian Becker Brain- Congratulations! Now you ' re a Gator We ' re very proud of you.And we know Morn is proud of you too. Love, Dad, Dan, and Laurie Williams J.J. Congratulations on a job well done! We are very proud of you. Dad, Mom Kathy Boutin Melanie, We are proud of you and keep up the good work. Love, Mom, Dad, and Veronique Owen Philibert Congratulations Owen! You ' ve made us so very proud, but then again you always do. Remember if you are happy in what you do in your life, then you are successful. So we wish you much in your future. Go Gator Go! All our love, Mom and Dad Owen, You ' ve accomplished a lot. But no matter what, you will always be my brother and you will always be my friend. I love you, Paul Stowe Pear Steve-As Mufasa would say, " Above all else, HAKUNA MATATA! " - Love, Mom, Dad, and Susie Shelton Bridges Shelton; I am glad that your college career at OF has been rewarding. You achieved successfully in spite of the hardships, and I am proud of you! Love, Mama Glenn Krieger Glenn- We are so proud of your accomplishments. You are a wonderful, loving and caring son and I will always cherish that. Remember we ' re always here for you. Congratulations the best of health happiness always. Love, hugs kisses, Mom, Ed Paul Ivette Zayas-Bazan Ivette, we are very proud of you and wish you success in your business career... We know you will make it to the top!! Love you, Mami, Papi, Janette, Tio, Abvelos, etc... Jennifer Bembry Jennifer, We are so proud of you and love you very much! May you be happy and successful in all you do. Mom, Dad, Kimi, Mema Papa Emily Blum To Emily: We ' re so proud of you! We love you and wish you happiness and success always. You all of life ' s best. Love, Mom, Dad, Andrea, Paul Tanya Hanson Congratulations Tanya, Mother Dad, so proud! of you, we love you. 1995 Tereen Toles Congratulations Tereen! We are very proud of your personal and academic accomplishments. We know that these have been four very years. By meeting these challenges, you have grown into a strong, self-reliant, self-assured woman. I, your father, will always be proud of you and I am here for support. I got your back! I, your mother, admire the woman you have become. Pooh and Janus will never tire of being there for you. Love, Mom and Dad. I 368 Patrons 1 Stacey Feldman Congratulations stacey! We love you very much and we are very proud of you. We know a job is not 11 far away!! Always follow your dreams. With Love Mom, Dad, Bonnie, Jason Tiff Edward Bass Congratulations Senator Edward Bass II --- and Thank you to Lisa, Brian Kim for all their hard work. Love, Mom Anna Lamb Anna, In magnificent awe of schoolarly completion at U of F we congratulate you, praying for God ' s blessings and peace for you always. Love, Mom Dad, William, Natalie Hannah, Dedah Papa, Mip Dean Dean, aunts, uncles, cousins. Minh Le We are so proud! Keep up the good work! Love, Mom, Dad, Giao, Diem Tran. Lara Thurn- I am so proud of your success! Your determination, inherited ability, and commitment paid off. Love, Mom Lynette Poulos Congratulations, We are very proud of you! You are everything parents could hope for. May God continue to bless you. We love you, Dad, Mom, Kristin and Matthew Tamara Cunningham Tamara- To a wonderful " Gator Girl. " We are really proud to be your " Gator Mom and Dad. " We love you. Love, Mom and Dad Holly Hall We are so proud of the fact that though you have had a lot of fun and distractions, you have never wavered from your goal of excellence. Thank you for being so compelled to succeed, and believing in your specialness. Our Hearts Are With You, Mom and Dad Michelle Berrigan Michelle, Congratulations on your first year as a " Gator " . Kappa Delta and the University of Flor certainly agree with you. As always, We are so proud of you. The very best of luck to you next year. We miss so much. Love always, Mother, Daddy and Megan Stephanis Rogulski Steph,You ' ve come a long way since you saw your first " ambleamce " . Keep up the good work, Gator Love, Mom, Dad Steve Jaime and Jon Decker Congrats on a good job and successful year. Good luck to you both in your Nursing careers. I know you will both be an asset in the world of health. care. I ' m proud of you! Love, Mom Decker Wendi Bellows Wendi- May you always follow your dreams and continue to have much lave and happiness in life. Love Mom, Dad, David Lauren Jennifer Paetzold Congratulations on a great year Jennifer! We proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, and Chad Jamie Wise Jamie--You ' ve made a big step toward makin a fulfilling future for yourself. It ' s hard work but well worth your efforts. We are very proud of Love, Mom, Dad, Anne, and Molly. Gina Regateiro Gina- Congratulations on all your achievement May love, happiness success always follow you in Jesus name. Always stand for what you believe in and strive always to be yourself. We ' re so very proud of you! Love always Mom, Dad Manny Jr. Robert Loran Robert- You played the first round under par! Melissa Williams Melissa- May love, happiness success always follow you Wesar s Mom,Lauren Nicole Stropoli he good on a work -Mom Constance Horvell Congratulations on a great year Constance! We are so proud of you. Love, Mom and Alex. Austin Ledgerwood Remember, " B " or Better! Your best fans- Scott Helen Alan Coleman A.J.- You should be proud of your and successfully completing your first year college. We know you have worked so hard and did your best. Wishing you everything in the future and our love! Mom Dad Jaime Kearney Jaime- Even though we miss you, we are bery proud of our favorite Gator! Hold onto your dreams and keep working hard. We love you very much, JW! Mom, Dad, Lauren Heather Tim Bruce You dreamed your dream and you made it come true! Congratulations, didn ' t it work out You ' ve had a great first year. The U of F certainly agrees with you. We love you; Dad, Rosemary, Cindy, Robin, Ryan, Elizabeth, Bob, Kathy, Mother. Modjeski Jeff- Keep up the good work! I ' m so proud of you. Remember two things: everything works out for the best; and never put anything in writing that you don ' t want everyone to read. Love, Mom Kelsey Hamilton Kelsey- Congratulations on another stellar academic year! We are so proud of you and your choice to attend Florida. Go Gators! Keep focused on your goals-- the race is just starting. Love, Mom and Dad Kirton Andrea- We ' re proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Andrew, T.J., Kim. Amy McKinney Amy, CONGRATULATIONS on a great year at UF. May love, happiness, success always follow you through life. Love always Dad Leanne Iams Leanne- You are such a special blessing. You have truly used God ' s gifts to you- wisdom, perserverance, and strength with tenderness. Re- member you are loved by so many. " His " will prevail. love, Mother Scott Chisholm Scott- Congratulations on a great job your first year. I am so proud of you. Follow your dream. Love, Mom Kristi Egland Kristi, We love you very much and have always been very proud of you. We have taken pride in your achievements and accomplishments because we want the best possible for you. Also, we are pleased because in and through you we see the results of our efforts as parents. You are in a position where over the next few years you will shape, mold, and determine the direction and path you will travel for the rest of your life. This represents a tremendous challenge for which you are ready. We wish you happiness, success and joy. Love, Mom and Dad Ryan Dumas We are so proud of you, words can not express. We know it ' s been a real struggle for you and you ' ve done so well. Keep the wheels turning. All our love, Mom and Dad Carrie Ann LaBelle, Congratulations- for all the special awards, all the hard work and respect you have won. Your father would have been the proudest. With love on your graduation day- Special memories, each success and for all you have accompli shed- You have our wishes for life ' s very best along future way. Love, Mother. Bob Cudnik GO BOB! NS II 370 Patrons Purvesh Thakker Congratulations! Keep up the good work! You have grown up to be a fine young man, and we are so proud of you. Wish you success all the way. Love, Mom, Dad Dipan Tammi E. Bach You ' ve brought sunshine to brighten our days and much joy through your warm loving ways. The sweet things you ' ve done and nice things you ' ve said, are memories to cherish throughout our years ahead. Tammi, you ' re a blessing that came from above, a special and beautiful treasure we love. No words can describe the warm memories, the pride and gratitude too, that comes from having a daughter to love and cherish like you. Love, Mom and Dad James J. Collura For our dear Grandson James J. May love, success always follow shine upon you. We are so proud of you. Love you, Grandma, Grandpa Uncle Harold Brad Bondi Congatulations on being named Oustanding Male Graduate at U of F. First in your class and first in our hearts. We are so proud! Love, Mom, Dad, Pam Beth George Brusick George, Your determination attitude and enthusiasm asm are small things that have made a " BIG " ' difference.You have made us very proud. We wish you all the happiness and success in the world! Love, Mom Dad Travis Chapin Your first year at Florida, Travis, will be one you won ' t forget! New friends, new experiences, more freedom with more responsibilities... a small taste of the big world. We are very proud to be a OF Mom, Dad, and little sister! Love you, M, D, and Tracie. Renee Eyler Renee- No matter where life ' s path takes you, no matter the hills or the valleys, we will always be your constant companions. Your Proud and Parents. Ernest Watson Ernie- Trust in God, believe in yourself, dare to dream. Only then can your future be bright. Love always, Cindy Darren Wacha Congratulations Darren! You finally made it. Love Mom, Dad, Craig, Todd, Ryan, Rickey, Jason, and Randy! Julie Nagy Julie We love you bunches and are so proud of you! Follow your dreams! Love, M, D, C, B, B. It ' s worth all your hard work! Michael S. De Bien Michael- We are so very proud of all your The long wait and struggle of this part of your life is over. Now you are about to begin new and different era of your life. It will have some trial and tribulations but, your determination convictions and strength will see you through. May your future be filled with a lifetime of love, happiness and success. Please know that we will always be here for you. We love you, our son, our friend, our sunshine of our lives! Love, Mom Dad Felicia Rodriguez The first letters of your name, means happiness Spanish. You have brought much happiness to the Rodriguez family. Angel, Cristina, Javier, your mom and me want to wish you the best of luck and all the success that a well disciplined student, like you, deserves. The road upon graduation will not be paved with roses or a red carpet. It will be difficult. But know that the most important challenge you already overcome. If you apply everything that you have learned at the University of Florida you will succeed. Someday we will see you up there with the all time greats; Walter Cronkrite, Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters, etc. We love you! Angel and Felicita Rodriguez Patrons 371 Cirilo Dowdy Cirilo, We are Very proud of you. We share our greatest love with you. We are proud that you selescted the University of Florida. (The Dowdy and Wenze Families) Rebekah McClean Congratulations and best wishes. Have a wonderful future! God be with you always. Love always, om, Dad, Seth Kathryrn and Faith did it!! You ' re free! I can ' t believe you ' re ready a college graduate, I still remember us laying ' legos ' like it was yesterday. I just wanted to know how excited I am for you. Don ' t or et to have some fun now, O.K.?! Love, your little sis, Katie Michele Balizer ear Michele- Jungle hot. Four years of hardwork. Four years of fun. Mom learned football. We Gators .AED.You became a jetsetter. Cancun. ahamas. Dad ' s 2X T-shirts. Sugarbowl. You did reat. We ' re all so very proud of you. Love Mom, , Dawn Marc ylor Hale Taylor-- You ' ve done a great job! We are all so very of you! May you find love, happiness and success in all you do. Love, Mom, Amy, Chris, Kristy, Gram, Pap, Bob, and Tim. Brett Amron id Loyed ear David, Congratulations on a great accom- ishment!! We are very proud of you!! Born on the Gator Game Day- 1973, you were destined to Gator! Love, Dad, Mom Doug Christina Estrada ongratulations. Keep up the good work. We are ud of you. Indeed. Love, Mom Dad Amy Reynolds Amy ' I am so proud of you. May love, happiness and success always follow you. Love, Mom David Greenhaus Congratulations! The path to life awaits your steps. Go happily and with confidence and never forget that the event is always a good teacher (although there is no substitution for prepara- tion). We are all proud and will always be there for you if and when needed. Love- Mom, Dad, Danny and Grandma Raya Cantor Raya, mazel tov on completing your OF program with honors. We are proud of you and love you... infinity! Thank you for all the joy and love you give us. May you go from strength to strength and may you have a healthy, happy, lengthy, life! Love, Love, Love, Mom, Dad and David Peter Gianaros Pete: You set your goals and are determined to achieve them. You are one step closer to making them all come true. We are proud of you. Dad, Mom, Gus the entire Gianaros Family David DeVaney Congratulations David! We love you and we are so proud of you! Mom, Dad, Sean Darrell Edward Rios Edward, We are so glad that you have completed your undergrad education.You have worked hard for this accomplishment! We couldn ' t be more proud of you. Dad, Mom, Mark, Olivia Lady Pam Anderson PAM- Congratulations, you did it!!! We are very proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad, Pat, Bill Sadie, Grandma, and Gran Pappy Seth Nemeroff Dearest Seth, With pride for all you ' ve been. With much joy for all you are. We hope the future brings you everything you wish for. Lots of love always Mom, Scott gratulations Brett! We are all very proud of All our love Mom, Dad, Barbra Larry Lauren Spital May your graduation be the beginning of an ing journey. We are so proud of you Love, Mom and Norman Hossein Ebrahimi To my loving husband, Hossein, for his continuous support. To my family and friends for being there whenever I needed them. I wish they were all here to celebrate this special day with me and my husband. Love You, Maryam Maryam Ebrahimi Congratulations to my lovely wife, Maryam, for a job well done. I really admire your perseverance and dedication in overcoming the odds. You en- dured the separation and your new environment, but did not waver from the dream that started in CA. With love and respect, Hossein Ebrahimi. university of florida facts gator facts Over the fast four years uf has had 20 coaches, selected Southeastern Conference Coach-of-the-Year. Uf was just the third school to have both their football and coaches named coach-of-the-year in the same academic year. is the home of the Florida Museum of Natural " History, the largest natural. history museum in the Southeast and among the nation ' s 10 largest. everything fit together as we had planned this year. Things went slightly askew and the puzzle pieces did not always fall into place. But, troubles are expected and problems over come. So, in the end it all works out in one form or another. For those graduating it all come together on May 6th or December 17th. As for the rest of us, slowly things progress and before we realize it, it will be us walking to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance. Each student has grown in their own unique way this year, giving what they could along the way to enhance the spirit of UF. The athletic teams played to the top of their capibilities and made us all proud to be Gators. Greeks promoted UF and lent a helping hand in the community. Each organization just kept on plugging away, trying to get their message out despite the difficulties encountered along the way. Even with budget cuts, yet again, breathing down their neck, academics at top level. When you stand back and look at the entire puzzle, it is complete. Each piece relies on the other for its placement. It is truly a combined effort. If down below a few words were fudged to make a fit or a piece jammed in it cannot be seen from the end line. So, take heart and enjoy your accomplishments, just remember to look at those supports around you as you smile. WED. • 10AM-3PM Fri Ending 389 special thanks Thanks... Anibal Rodriguez John Mac Donald Cariess Babbs Harriet Peebles Steve Mc Clain UF Sports Info Olivia Jeffries Elizabeth Boe Sandy Vernon John Cantlon Uncle Buster Max Newell Cart Wolf Studios `Valerie Mike Pentagon Publishing Patrick John Davisson Yell Jacobs Chris Tompkins Kevin Mayeux Pat Shore Adam Bolton Sunny Balough Marlene Aiton Bill Singleton Singleton Subway Eastside High Ms. Mary Mason Our Customers Yearbook History A yearbook at the University of Florida first appeared in 1910. A copy of the oiginal yearbook still exists at the UF Archives. The yearbook was named The Seminole at that time as we did not yet have the rivalry with Florida State. The yearbook was published from 1910 to 1973 as the Seminole, and was staffed by members of the senior class who were elected to editorial positions. In 1973 the university ' s newspaper, the Alligator, moved off campus to be an independent publication. The yearbook and newspaper had shared offices and staff. The yearbook was shut down in 1973, possibly due to financial troubles, but also to help the Alligator reorganize. From 1973 until 1983 there was no yearbook. In 1983, the yearbook was started again with the name Tower, after Century Tower in the middle of campus. The staff published decent book from 1983 until 1988. Unfortunately during this timea lot of money was spent but not nearly enough earned. In 1989 the yearbook was about to be shut down once again, this time by its editor, John Webster, frustrated because there was no returning staff and a $40,000+ debt. In the fall of 1989 a couple of freshmen joined staff with the intent to rebuild, thinking they knew how difficult it was going to be, but not really knowing the half of it. In October 1989 Jeff Jacobs assumed the duties of Editor-in-Chief. After a year with no office in the student center, Jacobs built up a small staff and did two inexpensive books, 1990 and 1991, to help work down the debt. After acquiring a new office, Jacobs worked with SG and made Tower an SG agency like SGP and Accent. The yearbook began to receive regular funding from SG and the staff slowly grew in size. The staff was mostly freshmen and all volunteer. Since 1992 there have been a few mishaps and extremely late deliveries, which were required to keep the book ' s debt from skyrocketing. !993 brought problems with staff once again as Tower was completed by a staff of three. Tower 1994 started out on the right foot, but soon into the Fall Editor-in-Chief, Monica Curry, had to resign from her position. The position was filled by Melissa Waz. The turn over caused little harm originally, but at final deadline time it was greatly felt. 1995 called for " Creating an Awareness " of Tower ' s existance. Led by Editor-in-Chief, Kelly Brennan, this small but staff pushed as hard as possible to fit Tower together within the university along with creating a true university size publication. The book was increased to 416 pages and reintroduced the use of color. Scholastic Press Association guidelines were followed as closely as possible, while still remaining true to the spirit of UF. Funding became an important issue in 1995. The staff visited other schools to see how they managed their books and began an updated budget for the fu- ture. Paying attention to costs greatly paid off for the staff of Tower 1995, as we are proud to announce that the 1995 Tower has paid for itself, leaving no additional debt to be carried over. The legacy contin- ues in 1996 as all members return but one, long time photo editor Ed Cometz, who has graduated (finally) and got a job (in Atlanta!). Please stay tuned... Colophon History 391 Colophon The 1995 TOWER YEARBOOK is the 13th edition of the offical yearbook of the University of Florida. It was printed using Yeartech and Pagemaker computer programs by Jostens in Clarksville, Tennesse. The 416 page book has a trim size of 9x12, printed on 100 pound gloss finish paper. The cover is silkscreened and foiled. The copy print styles are: body- 10 pt. New century Schoolbook, captions 8- pt bold italic NCS, kickers- 14 pt NCS, Headlines varied according to the section editor. 600 copies of the 1995 Tower were printed. Books sold for $35 $40 including shipping. Extra copies may be availible. Senior portrait were taken by Carl Wolf Studios Inc. of Philadelphia PA. 1-800-969-1338. Adver- tising was done by Pentagon 1- 800-795-7696. Financing for the 1995 Tower was provided through book sales, advertising revenue, senior por- trait revenue, and Student Government funding (15%). The yearbook is an agency of Student Government. The 1995 Tower photographers used Kodak T-Max 400, 800, 1600, Fu gi 400 black and white. Developing and printing were done by CWS, Eckerds, and Harmons. Tower is published each year by a volunteer student staff with no expressed relations with the College of Journalism. The content of the yearbook is not determined by SG. Content does not reflect the opinions of UF, SG, student body, administration, staff or faculty. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means without expressed written consent of the editor. Address all correspondence to: Tower Yearbook 300-64 JWRU Box 118505 Gainesville, Fl. 32612-8505. There ' s always one isn ' t there? Okay, so tonight has exemplified Tower 1995. How could we expect it to be different? Things do not run smoothly. Once again I would like to take this space to really thank my staff this year. Everything you have done is right here in front of you, in black and white and no one can ever take that away from you, enjoy every last second of it. Flip through these crisp pages and remember every last piece of print on them came from the intellect of 12 brains. We struggled and struggled and never thought it would ever be done. If you can remember back to May 21 it would seem as though it never would get done, but since you are reading this it was and now, it was all worth every agonizeing computer break down, shoebox turmoil, and plain ol ' too much to do and too little time to do it all. There wasn ' t a little ghost sitting around to finish everything (theres no room for him in the shoebox anyhow) we did it all. From mail outs to final layouts and every character in between. It is to be extremely proud of. My favorite word tonight, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! JoAnne, You overextended yourself to the limit. I know you know it. But, I couldn ' t have done it without you, you kinda made it that way. You will catch up I Maybe not this year, but by 1997 it should be close. Next year, No layouts. Just sleep well this summer and prepare yourself for Business Manager extrodinare 1996. Thank You for evything. Maybe people will realize who I am soon, cient in sport lingo to write awesome copy. Sports owes you. Thanx Everyone else, You know who you are, it took you too. Thanx!! John, You went above and be- yond just being a representitive. Thanx, Unc Buster! You saved our final deadline. Are you sure you needed the computer back? We appriciate everything you do for us. Double Big Thank You! Mom, Dad I may be 1,000 miles away, but I felt you pulling for me! I am not nuts I promise. Meg, You understand! Delaware is missing out! AJ, You listened, not alaways understanding my but the ear was there to bite off! Got You Last! Kerri, Michelle Hey, things didn ' t always go smoothly and priorities differed, but that ' s the way it all goes. It can ' t all be a northern thing. Thanks for bearing with it. Gail, Thank You so much for your ear. We have made life difficult for ourselves, so why are we doing it? Will we ever know? :) (: I knew I ' d recall the tears and laugh, but I never knew I ' d recall the laughs and cry. Fitting In One More 392 !!!! Wing In One Last Thing... ya think? Allison, You are too computer literate for us? Whatever would we have done without your talents? Photography awaits, but Student Life appriciates everything for this year. Don ' t waste your talents. When you are driving that white Caddy remember all of us. We will make it through next year. Organization and describitions will make their way into place. Ed, Congrats on your job we miss you. If you ever feel a need to snap some shots we are waiting. Prepare for an invasion for the Olympics! Thank You for a decade of work. Vanessa, You always came through.I appriciate all the time you put in and all the deadlines met!! Yahoo! Thank you. Coleen, See, I got it right! You come on staff a little late, but got one of the toughest jobs. I am sorry about the lack of cooperation you recieved. You will soon be a pro at computers. Thank you for all you ' ve done. Robbie, You are the best! What else can I say? Thank you for being so dependable, it is not easy to find in a person. Besides, you had to put up with all of us, that deserves anaward in itself. Thank you for every word. Michele, What is it with one L around here? Creativity is not easy to come by and you had it all. You proved that one need not be proficient • • Gator Trivia Are you a TRUE Florida Gator? If you can answer all of these you are. Who What are the following: The Dean of UF Coaches. The Soccer Coach. The oldest sport at UF. The newest mens sport. The sport that has won the most SEC Titles. The Athletic Director. The winner of the first Heisman Tropht in the state of Florida. The original name of UF. The oldest womens sport at UF. The first womens basketball coach. Who has scored the most points in their football career at UF. Three members of the 1,000 point club in men ' s basketball. The newest member of the Lady Gator 1,000 point club. The number of National Champoinships the Golf teams have won. Who were the Omlettes: What Gymnast holds the most UF records. Who has the most kills in Volleyball. What UF pitcher holds the NCAA record for hitting the most batters. What UF baseball player holds the SEC record for most stolen bases. What UF baseball player has been on base the most times in a row. Who was Yon Hall named after. What sport will UF add in 1997. Who is president of the student body: What UF official is president of the SEC. When was Century Tower built: What was the original name of the yearbook: Who is Sandy Vernon: Go Gators!!! Gator Trivia 393 -
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