University of Florida - Tower Seminole Yearbook (Gainesville, FL)
- Class of 1996
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A generous student helps out the United States Marine Corps by donating a few dollars to their fundraiser after a football game this fall. he University of Florida is what you make it. The possibilities are endless. There never a dull moment on campus or throughout the city of Gainesville. From football Saturdays to 2 am nights the place is hopping. Being a Gator you are into everything happening you. Being a Gator is knowing What It Is to have a sense of community, pride, spirit, and a love of the quest for edge. Each person at OF adds a new di- a mension to each of these categories. Opening T HR E E It ' s great to be a Florida Gator! Albert is what It is throughout Gainesville and especially on campus. He is the University of Florida to many people. He shows up at all sporting events and is rumored to have been seen wandering through campus on several occassions. The University of Florida police is very in the community. Here officers finger- print children to be used later should there ever be a need. Shock emanates from the faces of gathered in the Reitz Union as the OJ verdict of not guilty was read the year long trial. clock tower of the old Gainesville courthouse stands ate corner of the downtown plaza for the holiday season. florida cheerleaders are some of the most competitive on campus. They also have a soft side, as they show in this shot, waiting for the entertain ment to being, these kids discuss the dealings of the day and when they think their balloons will fly away. FOUR Opening at UF accepts the challenge to iversity the university has to offer. UF what it is. Greek societies athletics, academics and everyone puts an effort receives an identity. F is many put it would ow brick buildings decorating the a town in central Florida. Afterall, city in the United States is every individual within add to; Each on everythin and things, be a landscape the shaped FIVE Editor in chief, Kelly Brennan, takes a break from the action atthe Florida State football game with her boyfriend, Luis Changsut, to give Allison Water ' s camera a smile. A smile was not hard to come by at this year ' s game. Dinh is named Homecoming Queen 1995 at Gator Growl. She is the first Queen in a while that has not been a member of a sorority. Reitz Union ame room has a lot od things to do in ft. These gentlemen take a study break and put their minds into chess mode. the food offered on campus needed a facelift, the administration renovated the first floor cafeteria of the Union. Fast food outlets replaced the cafeteria style of old. ' Wendy " helped announcethis changeto students on campus. the Auburn game in Alabama Gator fans were sure they could plow through the older Bowden with as much ease as the younger gent had just been. One of the numerous signs referenc- ing this is pictured above along with the happy road trippers. Opening S EVE ndividuals make great contributions to the of Florida in many different ways. There are coaches and athletes, professors and mentors and mentees, advisors and organizations and there is one thing they all have in common; they love helping in any way they can. UF has people who care. They come from all walks of life and represent all kinds of groups. They share, encourage and support those who need it. And at one time or another everyone will need help. All of this is not to say Gators do not know how to have fun. UF may have been demoted on the list of the best party schools, but no one doubts there is a place to party in this town! Florida State may be a few notches above UF in the rankings, but you could not prove why this November. Affer Florida State Gators celebrated everywhere and anywhere. Gators are sure to keep up the good work. Having fun is sure to stay at the top of everyone ' s priority list tied with lending a helping hand to anyone who may need it. ostens representative, John CantIon, his wife, Lauralee, and their friends enjoy the Homecom parade from seats in front of Ben Hill Griffin stadium. got dressed for the occasion, including creatures of the four-legged kind This horse s ready to prance, Gator style, E I G Opening Fiesta Spurrier pauses after the Fiesta Bowl game to reflect for a moment on what have been. No matter how ended, was one never to be forgotten. always ready for any emer Agency, the downs h the Home corning parade come to the rescue of any frowning child. Ps high standards keep it one of the best public universities in the nation. Like this nuclear engineering student, knowledge is important to all Gators. He works with a device used to detect radiation in various Opening N I N E president Lombardi calls all Gators to stand up and cheer during Homecoming festivities. he sun calmly sets behind the scenic Arizonia mountainside. Opening quarterback, Danny Wuerffel, celebrates 12 and 0 with his teammates. Larkin takes time out from her after finals fiesta vacation in Epcot to strike a pose, of the suverior cart. Albert is up in his baseball uniform Gator fans are sure spring time is just around the corner. bowling a few frames at the Reitz Union game room these guys make a brake for Little Ceasers, Delivery! Delivery! Two Bits, a Gainesville leg- end, gets a break from cheering fans on at football games to enjoy a rare ride down University Avenue during the Homecoming celebration. has it all whether one is I ace and quiet of a breeze off the lake or the hustle and bustle of a busy city. If you look you will find exactly what it is you are searching for, ainesville is what it is. The number one city to live in in the United States, (as rated by Moneymagazine), has in it for everyone much town. But, exclude it of ham qualities of a part of campus life. Rich the ice Eject, an Bowling notch university in its commune and conviences of a big city can b close knit town. The feeling of the co oak trees line the roads and flowers bor. alks. Yet, the comfort of knowing acclaimed libraries with large collection of every different superb police protection are right around the corner an ease on the mind its inhabitants sense of pride n area plays dual roles. It is business dayand the party district by mood hot spots include the Link, The and Fat Tuesdays. Old favorites, Durty Nelly ' s and Gatormei or athletic games and stud ities provide for intera university. gainesville rawn spirit. the a beautiful fall day this family shares cotton candy and some quality time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. is an annual tradition at Weaver Hall. The competition has gotten quite stiff in the past few years. e Lady Gator Volleyball team darns the ball onto the opposing teams side of the court. The team had a great 1995 season. Young Gainesvillians show off their baton swirling stuff atthe Homecoming parade in November. Opening T H I E E N The Swamp (aka. Ben Hill Griffin,Jr. Stadium at Florida Field) is a major attraction in Gainesville. Under coach Spurrier, the Gators have a 35-2 (92%) record at home. Gainesville n the grassy hills of northern Florida lies a southern town by the name of Gainesville. Although in 1995, this once little town became the center of attention across the nation when it was announced as the number one place to live in America. Money magazine selected Gainesville for this prestigious honor. And why not? Gainesville offered a little something for everyone. For those who enjoyed the artistic often performed in metropolitan areas, such as Atlanta and Jacksonville, they were delighted with the array of talent presented by the Center of Performing Arts and the -hippodrome. Both facitilities scheduled elaborate plays and talented musicians. Also, the University of Florida ' s Harn Museum presented works of art that the could enjoy. In fact, the city of Gainesville sported many museums, from art to natural If one preferred the outdoors, Gainesville satisfied their needs too. The Paynes Prairie State Preserve allowed people to experience the world up close. Whether it was watching a breathtaking Florida sunset from the lookout, or hiking on the nature trails, the park offered it all. Devils Mil ' hopper also was a local attraction that many students found interesting and unique. But, this was not all that Gainesville had to offer. Ginnie Springs, Ocala National Forest, and many more natural areas were enjoyed by campers, and many others. Many people across the nation knew of Gainesville because it was home to one of the The Alachua County Music Festival was a huge success this year as thousands of people the event. The festival featured many musical artists as well as arts and crafts exhibits for people to view. Gainesville Paynes Prairie State Preserve in Gainesville is a very popular attraction for both nature lovers and the general public as well. It contains many endangered species and offers a breathtaking view of the Florida sunset each evening. Lake Alice on the campus of the University of Florida many students with the perfect environment in which to relax. With the many park benche s, nature trails, and bike paths provided by the University, it makes Lake Alice a place to spend an afternoon. Lake Wahlburg south of Gainesville provides jet ski areas, canoe trails, volleyball courts, picnic areas, and many more recreational facilities for OF students only. Gainesville largest universities in the nation, the University of Florida. The University ' s academic and athletic success often placed the city in the spotlight. The city and the University had a great partnership. The city allowed students the true experience of attending school in a " college town " . The University did its part by providing many citizens with employment. This joint relationship tightened the bond the two shared, and enhanced school spirit. This was evident by the traditional support the community gave the University. On fall Saturdays, many a store sign read " Go Gators " , while car after car was adorned with OF flags and stickers. These actions were not just in support of the athletic teams, but toward the school in its entity. Although Gainesville might be considered small by some standards, the night life was anything but. The Mix Factory, The Link (was KAOS), TJs, or the Florida Theater were obviously the places to go if you enjoyed dancing to the Miami rhythms and old wave nights, evident by the large crowds. " It (the Link) is really cool. The music is great, but sometimes it gets too crowded and hot, " exclaimed Jason Coffman. Of course, many patrons found the old KAOS ' " Hot Bod Contest " on Fridays to be the big hit. But, the foam parties at the Florida Theater were a huge hit as well. For those who wished to experience a new aspect on clubs, they ventured to Simons. through a small alley, I felt as though I was walking into a different world. The crowd was friendly too. After dancing all night and morning with these people, you become one with everyone. There ' s always someone who wants to The local restaurants in Gainesville are very unique. Each one represents not only the personality of the owner but of its patrons as well. Gainesville While cold weather is no stranger to the Gainesville area, snow is. Although, when it does occur, it gives many students from south Florida the opportunity to witness something many of them will probably never see in areas such as Miami and Fort Myers. The Gainesville Country Club and the University of Florida Golf Course are just two of many courses students golf at. The comfortable climate in Gainesville allows students to golf almost year-round. Scuba diving and snorkeling are favorite activities for many students at UF. With the many springs, caves and lakes in the area, students have many unique and wonderful areas to explore. Gainesville talk, " said Jenny Johnson. " The people, the the ' chill out ' rooms, the mood, I don ' t know, I just love this place! " As did many people as Simons ' popularity continued and outgrew the city limits often drawing crowds from Orlando and Some people chose a more relaxing to enjoy their free time and Gainesville that too. Insomnia was a favorite for many students wishing to relax and enjoy great coffee. " The tranquility of the couple playing chess in one corner became the perfect background for the two girls listening to a stranger eloquently present his poetry. It all seemed so contradictory to the hype and hysteria found in many other local hangouts. This is the perfect place to relax and meet really interesting people, " said Lauren Hayslip. For most students, they only lived in Gainesville for the four or five years it took to earn a degree, before moving on and facing the challenges of the professional world. Yet, the experiences and memories created during those times at OF and Gainesville were the ties that would bind us all and make our alma mater so special. Whether it was the nights at the Purple Porpoise or the celebration in the Swamp after winning a game, they were experiences that were new and special to the students of today, but could be shared with those students of yesterday. Gainesville was very much a city of tradition and those traditions were often the fondest memories one could ever dream of obtaining. So may the memories last forever and the spirit live on... -Tara Kelly Brian Huffman- The Florida Museum of Natural History, located on the University of Florida campus, is one of the largest natural museums in the nation. It contains many prehistoric figures and has a cave exhibit that attracts many visitors. Gainesville Enjoying a concert at the Florida Theater in downtown Gainesville, students are entertained by today ' s hottest artists, such as Joan Osbourne. The Florida Theater has been in Gainesville for years and is a landmark that OF students and alumni of all ages have memories of. The University of Florida ' s ACCENT attracts many famous speakers to the campus to speak to students and of the Gainesville community. In 1995-96 some of the most famous speakers included 1992 presidential candidate Ross Perot, Marcia Clark of the OJ Simpson trial), and Joe Clark (inspired the movie Lean on Me). The events often draw 7,000 to 10,000 people to the Stephen C. O ' Connell Center. The University of Florida athletic program is a huge across the southeastern United States as thousands of fans invade Gainesville to cheer on the Fightin ' Gators. The fans have plenty to cheer about since the OF athletic program has been honored as one of the top five pr ograms in the nation for the last six years. Gainesville gainesville What ' s Up gainesville The Bombay Club in downtown allowed many students the opportunity to see their favorite bands perform in person. Foam parties and Day- Glows were great ways for students to get dirty and wet all in the name of fun. The Florida Theater and KAOS held many of these theme nights throughout the year. Fat Tuesdays was the place to go this year as crowds lined up outside the establishment to taste sweet drinks, such as Pink Panties, and potent ones, such as the 190 Octane. Gainesville Fat Tuesdays became a huge hit with since the first night it opened. Of course, Gators had plenty of celebrating to do that first night; since earlier that day the UF football team beat the Florida State Seminoles, 35-24. Whether it is at clubs, parties, or socials, such as this Delta Gamma and Alpha Gamma Rho social, the Greeks at UF knew how to have a good time. Gainesville The many natural springs surrounding Gainesville, including Ginnie Springs, allows students and faculty the chance to relax and explore the beauty of nature. Gainesville Preview staff do not just give tours, speeches and advice, they love to hang out with each other too. The Preview staff works long hours and must enjoy their spare time whenever they get it. Busy checking parents and incoming students in on the July 8-10 session, Preview members take time out for a group picture inside the Broward Hall lobby. amoung 1995 National Merit Scholars (Public Private Universities) 1. Harvard Radcliffe 368 2. Texas (Austin) 221 3. Rice 214 4. Texas A M 194 5. Oklahoma 178 6. Yale 169 7. Stanford 158 8. FLORIDA 129 9. MIT 128 10. Brigham Young 125 Money Magazine ' s Top State Schools by In-State Tuition 1. U. Of North Carolina 2. New College 3. North Carolina State 4. U. Of Texas (Austin) 5. U. OF FLORIDA 6. U. Of Iowa 7. Auburn University 8. Georgia Tech 9. Texas A M 10. U. Of Washington Schools with the most Freshmen In Top 10% of High School Class 1. U. Of Cal-Berkeley 2. UC, San Diego 3. UCLA 4. UC, Santa Barbara 5. U. Of Virginia 6. UNC, Chapel Hill 7. U. Of Michigan 8. U. OF FLORIDA 9. U. Of Illinois 10. U. Of Texas 34 What ' s Up A Early start " I was a little nervous about college before I went to Preview. But after, I could not wait to be a G ator!! " Stacey Hart The Summer of 1995 was a reality check for nearly 5,000 students who realized that the high school days were over and it was off to Gainesville when they attended Preview 1995. Preview gave each incoming student a glimpse of what college life would actually resemble, including class schedules, campus dining, advisement and the mile long walks from class to class. The program held numerous three-day sessions over the term to give more individualized attention to students who needed it. Students that attended Preview stayed in Broward Hall East while their stayed in Broward Hall West. Yes, came to preview too. The UF administration felt it was critical for the student and his her family to become familiar with the and its procedures. It allowed the students to dismiss any misconceptions they had about college by asking questions that would be answered by those who could answer them best - college students. Students were entertained by the staff who performed skits the first night with topics ranging from how to handle bad roommate situations to how to properly perform the " Gator Chomp " . These skits were not only amusing but helped relieve the fears and worries many students, and parents, had about coming to such a large university. When the third day arrived and and families were heading home, they could all look forward to August without as many worries because Preview had in making students and families more comfortable with UF and the college experience. PREVIEW ' 95 35 36 What ' s Up The first day of classes is always one of the most hectic days of the school year. Not only do you have to purchase textbooks and notebooks, but you have to deal with the parking problem at OF that never seems to end or ride your bike amongst the crowded campus. But, throughout all of the headaches, it is nice to realize you are one day closer to your goal - graduation. " On the first day of Fall classes I had the biggest smile on my face because I knew this was the last time I would have to deal with the chaos surrounding the first day of classes, " said Jeanelle Gonzalez of Miami. Purchasing your textbooks on the first day of classes should always be avoided. The long lines and the empty shelves will only de- press a person. Of course, if the bookstores happen to have your book you will probably still be depressed once you realize an entire day ' s wages from your summer job just went to purchase that History book you might never read. All in all, the first day of classes is tire- some and hectic but it only lasts for 24 hours and then it smooth sailing --at least until Finals. The Commuter Lot on North South Drive is completely full for the first few weeks of each semester. In order to get a parking spot, many students left for class an hour and half before it started. Know It ' s The First Day of (lasses: - Freshmen are the Best Dressed on Campus - The parking lots are completely full - Bike accidents surround you - Your first class started 15 minutes ago Wherever there are students the Add Sheet Man will be there. In August, many local businesses placed ads in the Add Sheet in hopes of getting some business from the 40,000+ students who were back in town after spending weeks at home. Collecting his thoughts, this student ponders what the will bring upon him. He then collects his books and heads off to yet another class in Turlington Hall. First Day 37 GATOR CONNECTION 1995 he event was the perfect kick-off party for the of Gators in attendence as they anxiously awaited a year which would prove to be UnForgettable for the University of Florida. This year ' s show was X-tra special since it was the tenth anniversary of Gator Connection. Gator is a welcome back celebration sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Student Services that is held in the Stephen C. O ' Connell Center each August the first week of classes. Its goal is simply to welcome back to Gainesville the many loyal of the " Orange Blue " . The 1995 edition of the event was the best yet. The theme of the show was " Experience the Greatest Gator Show on Earth " and that was done by all those who attended the pep rally. The production of the show began in late March as twenty were selected from a large pool of applications to be the staff for the 1995 show. Led by Sherri- Lynn Kraynak, the students were determined to make this year ' s show unique. After a great deal of brainstorming it was determined that a student ' s life at UF resembled a role in a film. This included opening night, outtakes and of course, the final curtain call. But, in the middle of each these lies the little things that makes it all flow together. One ' s life at UF was very similar. We all shared preview, homecoming, and graduation. But, it was the little things along the way that made each student ' s college experience unique onto himself or herself. Thus, the " Greatest Gator Show on Earth " celebrated not only the Florida spirit, but each individual ' s spirit as well. " It was so funny to watch the outtakes because I, like so many others, could easily relate to the comical situations, " said Jennifer Anderson. Gator Connection was a huge success and while it only lasted for one evening, it made one treasure " The Feature Your Life at UF. Mick Hubert, the voice of the Gators, and Albert take center stage as the crowd performs the intimidating " Gator Chomp " . Dr. Lombardi was even involved in the production of the Outtakes video Some of the more amusing skits in this year ' s show included " AddMari Forever " and " The Accidental Sleeper " . Gator Connection 39 The 1995 Gator Connection staff began work on the project nearly six months before " Opening Night " . They worked long hours to make the tenth anniversary of Gator Connection the best ever. It was a staff that became a team very quickly and exceeded their own expectations. The staff members were led by two directors, one producer and an advisor. It truly was the Gator Show on Earth. " Dean John Dalton ADVISOR Sheri-Lynn Kraynak PRODUCER Carlos Nunez Brian Westmoreland DIRECTORS STAFF MEMBERS: Saydie Callahan Natalie Cohen Cecily Cooper Ann Davis Maria Evans Jennifer Hamilton Erin Heffernan Brian Huffman Michelle Lazzarino Suniti Moudgil Allison Phillips Dan Policard Wendy Reeves Jhonelle Rhoden Heather Walker Loralee Weigel Vivian Wexler 40 What ' s Up " GATOR CONNECTION WAS GREAT. THOUGHT THE SPORTS VIDEOS AND LIGHT SHOW WERE UNBELIEVABLE! " FRANK HANNAH Gator Connection 1995 drew of fans to the O ' Dome. The pep rally atmosphere of the event got students, faculty, families and fans into the Gator frenzy that makes the pride of the ' ' Orange Blue " second to none!! Many weeks went into the planning of " Outtakes " , the comical video segment pertaining to student life at UF, as well as many hours spent filming and editing so the show would be perfect on " Opening Night " . A standing ovation was given when Coach Spurrier was introduced. In his six seasons as head coach, Spurrier has led the Fightin ' to three straight SEC (four overall) and an ap- pearance in the 1995 National Championship game against the ' University of Nebraska-in the Bowl in Tempe, Arizona. Gator Connection 41 ART (art) n. The use of the imagination to make things of aesthetic significance. That is the definition of art according to Webster ' s Dictionary. Many students brought their imagination to life, so to speak, in the form of tattoos and piercing. These acts allowed many students to display aspects of their personalities, such as individuality. For others, it allowed them to display a sense of pride for such things as family heritage, religion or UF. For example, many fraternity men had the letters of their fraternity tattooed on their body to display their loyalty. no longer was limited to the ears. Students dared to be different when choosing which body parts to pierce. Whether one chose to pierce or tattoo, or even both, it was a decision which would allow him or her to display this new form of art to everyone. tour From the Alachua Music Harvest Festival to the O ' Connell Center, the University of Florida and the city of Gainesville were presented with an endless schedule of talent this year as music legends like Billy Joel and new upcoming artists like Joan Osbourne performed in concert. Student Government Productions once again provided the students of the with a vast array of talented musical Merchant. The University of Florida ' s has been nationally recognized for such major artists to the Gainesville area for concerts. There were many fantastic concerts held throughout the state of Florida this year, such as REM and Alanis Morrisette, and students often traveled to Orlando and Tampa for a good concert, and they were usually far from disappointed. 44 What ' s Up University of Florida artists, such as Natalie Student Government The Center for Performing Arts at the University of Florida was the host for the Natalie concert. She performed an excellent concert singing her top of the chart hits for the crowd . Living Legend, Billy Joel, a sold out Center for the Performing Arts crowd. He sang classics such as " Pressure " and crowd favorites like " Piano Man " . One of Student Government Productions ' best efforts this year was the Joan Osburne concert held in the Florida Theater. What ' s Up 46 Even a local apartment complex has adopted the name of the trendy LA area as its own. Has this whole Melrose Place frenzy gone a little too far? You be the judge. Melrose Place is to Generation X what Dallas was to their parents, as Monday evenings were set aside strictly for watching MP. The show, in its fourth season, as become more and more popular each year. often watch the show in groups; be it in the dorm lounge, greek house, or even Joe ' s Deli which had the show on before Monday Night 48 What ' s Up Monday nights were hot this year. Every Monday, the loyal supporters of FOX ' s Melrose Place would congregate to see whether Jane would finally leave Richard for Jake or if Billy and Allison would finally get together. What about Brooke? Did anyone even like her Regardless of your favorites, the show was a hit among college students and twenty -somethings who often scheduled their Mondays the show. Bryan Davis of Tallahassee said, " I love Melrose. I actually look the show on Monday evenings and therefore do not dread . Mondays. I also got hooked on Profit (FOX ' s new hit show). " Bryan was not alone. Many students ate late dinners together Joe ' s Deli so they could watch the show on the big screen TVs. Don ' t think only women watch the show either. Many guys openly admitted to watching the show and enjoying it. " I don ' t like 90210, but I do enjoy Melrose. Although I often wonder why Amanda wants Peter back considering he attempted to kill her last season, " said Scott Allen. It is difficult to determine how long a show will last, but could Melrose be the next Dallas? Only ratings and TV guides will tell. Monday at Melrose 49 Thousands of fans travelled to Tempe to watch the Gators play for the National against the of Nebraska. Even though the Gators lost, the fans had a great time out west. On their way to New Orleans, these girls stop at a rest area to take a picture and capture every moment of their first trip to Mardi Gras. The Gators in Athens? Yes, this year the Gators left the Sunshine State to face the Dawgs in their own backyard and still won, 52-17. The 1996 game will return to Jacksonville, FL. road trip This year saw the Gators take to the highway. The success of the Florida Gator football team made thousands of fans flock to stadiums in Auburn, Atlanta, Athens and even Arizona. Many fans followed the team week-to-week as they faced SEC competition in cities throughout the southeast. One stop on the Gators ' ' 95 Tour may never appear again. That stop was Athens. Due to the construction of the Gator Bowl, the game was moved to the campuses for the first time since the 1930s. There was another first in Athens this year as well, when the Gators beat the Dawgs 52-17 to claim their first ever victory in Sanford Stadium. The Gators ' 52 points was also the most scored on Georgia at home ever. The biggest and most expensive road trip was to Arizona for the National Championship Game against Nebraska. Many fans and students spent thousands of dollars to see the game in person. Even though the Gators did not win the battle it was still worth every penny. While visiting Arizona, many people drove to Las Vegas and Los Angeles to do some sightseeing. It is not every day that the Gators play a game out west and the fans wanted to take the opportunity to see it all. Football was not the only sport people travelled to see. Many fans followed the 1 ranked Gator Baseball team as it continued to accumulate wins against worthy competitors. For those fans that travelled to watch the 2 ranked Lady Gator Volleyball team play 1 ranked Nebraska in Lincoln, they had better had tickets because the game sold out and hundreds of fans were outside the arena scalping tickets to the game. Some people went to the University of North Carolina and Duke University to watch the Lady Gator Soccer team take on these soccer powerhouses. Whatever the sport, the loyal fans at Florida stood by their team regardless of the of the game or match or the distance travelled to see it live. Of course, sports was not the only reason to travel elsewhere. Many students took off for weekend trips to the mountains or to Key West for some scuba diving. Perhaps ' the most popular road trip of the year was to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Many students ventured off to Cajun Country for the event and returned with lasting memories. This year provided many opportunities for to see other parts of the southeast and the country. Roadtrips were a great way for groups of friends to spend time together, because these care-free days of college will not last forever. Roadtrips 51 FEVER When it was announced that the city of Jacksonville would be granted an NFL expansion team, the city and state went crazy. The state of Florida was home to three professional football teams and each had a strong and loyal following. Especially the Jaguars whose fans had been dreaming of this season for so very long. All over the state, t-shirts and hats bearing the logo and colors of the hung on the racks of department stores next to the Dolphins ' and Bucs ' Once Jacksonville received the official word, construction began on the major renovation project of the Gator Bowl. When it was completed the state-of- the-art stadium seated nearly 70,000 fans, was home to the fierce Jaguars and beared a new name -- The Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Many OF students quickly became fans of the expansion team for a number of reasons, including proximity and the fact so many former Gators were on the Jags ' roster. It allowed many of them to watch their old favorites back in action. Fittingly enough, the Jaguars first ever victory came against the Miami Dolphins in a pre-season exhibition game. Even though the Jaguars did not make it to the Super Bowl, or even the Playoffs, they still finished the regular season with a respectable record of 4-12 and could look back proudly over their accomplishments for the year. Within a year, the city of Jacksonville went from dreaming of having a team, to fielding one. The players went from wearing one team ' s helmet to wearing the helmet and colors of the mighty Jags of Jacksonville. JAGS ON THE ATTACK The Jacksonville Jaguars took to the field in a frenzy this year as fans from all over Florida and southern Georgia gathered in the new Municipal Stadium to cheer on the NFL ' s professional football team. THE GATOR BOWL? The plush interior of the stadium was a welcomed change for the fans who had for years sat in the old Gator Bowl ' s benches and outdated features for events, such as the Fla Ga game. WHOA NELLIE!! The 1995 college football season began with the first penalty for " excessive celebration " delivered in the Kick-off Classic and ended with the Big 8 and SEC conferences battling it out in Tempe, Arizona. Fans from across the nation witnessed a season that saw Florida State ' s ACC winning streak end at UVA, Texas end Texas A M ' s 31 game home winning streak in the final game of the SWC, the revival of Trojan football at Southern California, the birth of the Big 12, and Northwestern, " T he Cinderella Team " , win the Associated Press Top 5 1- Nebraska 2- Florida (12-1) 3- Tennessee (11-1) 4- Florida St ate (10-2) 5- Ohio State (11-2) Big Ten conference title. Of course the highlight of the year occurred on January 2, when the Bowl Alliance ' s dream became a reality in the Fiesta Bowl when the top-ranked and defending National Champion Nebraska Cornhuskers battled the second-ranked Florida Gators (12-0) for the title. It was the first attempt in Division 1-A football to establish a game that would declare an undisputed National Champion. NCAA Sanctions Strike Again!! This year saw Florida as the target of yet more NCAA investigations and sanctions. However, the University of Florida, the NCAA ' s " Probation U " of the 1980 ' s, was not the victim. The University of Miami and Florida State University were each victims of NCAA sanctions this year. Miami was banned from a bowl for one year and suffered a reduction in scholarships following an investigation that revealed a " pay for play " operation as well as Pell Grant and drug alcohol violations. While FSU received a " slap on the wrist " for their Foot Locker scandal. The Seminole ' s ordeal was revealed publicly in a Sports Illustrated article " Tainted Title " (referring to FSU ' s 1993 Championship). Food The first trip to the grocery store was an overwhelming experience for many freshmen. Grocery lists, coupons, and planning meals were foreign things to these anxious students. While they had found that they needed orange juice and Nutri-Grain bars, the rest was still a mystery. Looking around, they were enclosed by towering walls packed with mouth watering food like mom used to cook. Cooking mom ' s food, however, wasn ' t nearly that easy. Some didn ' t know how to cook, and many freshmen simply lacked the means to prepare more than Mac ' Cheese in a dorm kitchen. After staring blankly at the food, some decided that they had to find something to eat and were growing desperate and hungry. One look at the cookie aisle brought a sense of relief. Hundreds of items with no preparation needed lined the walls. While it wasn ' t exactly what mom would have bought, some could prove that they still covered the four basic food groups. Orange juice covered fruit, sour cream for chips covered vegetables, soda was full of carbohydrates and cookies had MILK chocolate chips. Sure there was nutrition in this purchase, you just had to be creative. A freshmen ' s first trip to the grocery store alone was complete. Freedom, mom and dad ' s money to spend on any kind of food, and an empty stomach dying for Chips Ahoy. It was difficult to make the. right choices at the grocery store the first year away from home. The first experience seemed to leave a freshmen with some change, lots of sugar, fat and sodium. But, within a year he would either learn the art of grocery shopping or add another fifteen pounds to the freshmen fifteen. -Melissa Camp- 54 What ' s Up Not all freshmen hit the cookie and chip isles. Some actually are concerned about the " freshmen fifteen. " Going off to college marks the first time in many students ' lives they have ever grocery shopped. First-Timers Leaving home for the first time was no easy task for most students. For the freshmen it meant leaving home for longer than a 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 whatsoever. Some students who had family already attending OF skipped the dorm experience. and lived with their siblings in an apartment or house. Whether s tudents lived in a house, apart- ment, or dormitory, all experienced the 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 HUME AREA HUME HALL EAST HUME HALL WEST CASINO NIGHT MUDFEST ' 95 GATOR ROCK CAFE 56 What ' s Up BEATY TOWERS AREA HALLOWEEN BASH FLAMINGO CLUB HOWL ' 96 BEATY TOWERS EAST BEAT ' TOWERS WEST JENNINGS HALL Residence Halls 57 MURPHREE AREA NEW RESIDENCE AREA BUCKMAN HALL THOMAS HALL FLETCHER HALL SLEDD HALL NEW RESIDENCE FACILITY HALL 195 MURPHREE HALL 58 What ' s Up 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 children 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 GRAHAM AREA TOLBERT AREA HALL EAST HALL HALL SIMPSON HALL SOUTH HALL TOLBERT HALL TRUSLER HALL WEAVER HALL Residence Halls 59 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 dogs. 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 YULEE AREA BROWARD AREA YULEE HALL BROWARD HALL EAST MALLORY HALL BROWARD HALL WEST REID HALL RAWLINGS HALL 60 What ' s Up 62 What ' s Up 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 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 Atlanta is a popular vacation spot for many OF students. With the city hosting the 1996 Olympic Games, the excitement in Atlanta is simply unbelievable as everyone is counting down the days until the games begin in July. Disney MGM Studios in the Walt Disney World Complex is home to our favorite cartoons and for many their favorite rides, such as Space Mountain and the Tower of Terror, Sea World of Orlando is a great place to visit any time of the year. The new Artic exhibit is a very popular attraction at the park as is the traditional Shamu show. 64 What ' s Up When you have to From it All Braves ... Underground...Olympics,..Six Flags Over Georgia ...SEC Champion- ship Game...were all reasons to travel to Atlanta, students admitted that Buckhead the real destination. The excitement in Atlanta was definitely worth the five hour drive. South Be came very popular attractio fo is seeking a weekend a Many students en part with professional in this a Miami. races or the beacons students flocked to for fun the sun. weekend getaways would the day at one Of course for that homesick student, nothing " Home Sweet Home " . What be World on en and more each year. and the short drive from Gainesville made it an to party for OF students and those USF as well. This suburb of Tampa a became more Tampa students was great my trip to (Busch Gardens with some friends was alot of fun. We must of rode the Rumba at least five times. " -Brian Westmoreland- 66 What ' s UP getaways Disney World was the destination point for many students ' getaways. The theme park was also a choice among Greeks for date functions. Busch Gardens of Tampa Bay was a great place to go to find the wild side of One could tackle the Kumba or take a chance on the wild rapids of the Congo or try to tame the tigers...all in one day. Some students and faculty members regularly travel to Cape Ca naveral to witness NASA ' s shuttle lift-off. But even those that don ' t make the trip can see the event by looking towards the southeast seconds after the shuttle ' s lift-off. Getaways 67 Some freshmen felt like they lost almost as much independence as they gained by leaving home because they lost cars in the process. Many students came to Gainesville without cars and depended on others for rides. Trips to the grocery store became all day fiascos, and convenience was a foreign term. While bikes, buses and legs caught some of the slack, elements such as rain, and distance had to be overcome. That was when friends became important and carless learned the ' art of mooching. Amber Bunn, freshmen from Cape Coral, remembered her friend calling and asking for a ride to the grocery store in a unique way. She said, " I heard you calling me telepathically, and you said something about an urge to go to Publix. " The lack of a car limited a student to a small area of Gainesville, unless one was adventurous. Weekends on-campus are about as exciting as snail races if you can ' t get to the parties, and this became prime begging time as students were afraid they might begin to acquire cabin fever. They had to escape. They had to go to the mall, clubs, parties, anything. If that meant becoming backseat borrowers, so be it for many. Without a car, some students must rely on the Gainesville Regional Transit System to get them to places such as the mall, grocery store and campus. What ' s Up 68 Many students who chose not to deal with the headaches of parking at UF, find enjoyment in biking and walking. Rollerblading is an inexpensive form of transportation for students commuting around the campus. Transportation _69 70 What ' s Up A nd what are you up to at 2 am? Playing on the Internet? Pulling an allnighter for that exam Out at the bars? Or, just hanging out with some friends? Well, no matter what the reason, people are awake in Gainesville. Hopefully you rotate nights and aren ' t burning the midnight oil every night. (Or is that why there are weekends? To sleep it all off?) For college students, it is the inevitable; everyone will have to pull an all-nighter at some point in their college Maybe it will be for that killer final in 10 hours, or that reading assignment given three weeks ago, or the paper that was due yesterday. Individual reasons may vary, but it usually involves not doing something on time. Most students who pull all-nighters choose to fuel up and stay awake by drinking caffeinated beverages such as coffee or soda. However, this is a bad idea because sweet drinks and candy will not give the boost or " sugar high " many people expect. In reality, sugar has a calming effect on the brain. So while the caffeine or sweets may temporarily arouse alertness and produce a " weird " feeling, it soon wears off and students find themselves feeling more tired than before they ate or drank the beverage. The best thing to do is eat high energy foods like fruits, vegetables and fruit juices to keep you mentally alert. Eating snacks like bread, milk, popcorn, oatmeal and cheese will keep you awake longer and are healthier for you than caffeinated products. But you should avoid constantly pulling all-nighters because the body needs regular sleep to function properly. Failing to do this may result in you falling asleep at an inopportune time, such as during class, work, or other important event. Any less than four hours of sleep will be ineffective to your body ' s functioning capabilities. So only pull those all- nighters when you absolutely have to do so. Lisa Miranda 0 burning the midnight oil All-Nighters 71 You wait for him to call. You wait for the taxi to the airport. You wait in line to get your boarding pass. You wait to be seated. You wait to take off. You wait and wait and wait. You just cannot wait to see him again. Long distance relationships require an extordinary amount of patience and sacrifice. Finally back together, Kelly Brennan and Luis Changsut enjoy the snowy scene at Penn ' s Landing in Philadelphia. 72 What ' s Up Plane Fares Phone Bills, It Must long distance relationship " It ' ll never work, " was the most common response to long distance relationships. Although they were sometimes expensive, depressing, and left people with lonely or guilty nights, in the long run they were worth it. Many freshmen attempted to keep communication over the miles as they parted from loves to go to school. Whether they were successful or not, those parties involved matured as they learned how important it was to think of the other person ' s feelings too. One of the most important keys to a long distance relationship was that they two people must agree to specific terms. For example, going out to clubs with a guy or girl friend could sometimes cause big problems and expensive telephone arguments that could last way past one ' s bedtime. On the other hand, each partner should have allowed the other enough freedom so that they didn ' t resent each other in the end. In any event, a happy medium was the best solution; although it took time and patience to find it. Caroline Kraus, who left her boyfriend back in New York, said, " It was worth because it made me appreciate him more. We argued less, and visiting him gives me something to look forward to. " Being far away from that special someone produced a flood of emotions ranging from fear to temptation. Virtues such as patience and trust were assets to anyone attempting the feat. Kalyn Pugh, of Pensacola, stated, " Being without my boyfriend made me realize how much I cared for him. But, I am glad we experienced college apart. It allowed us to grow as individuals. " Many upper-classmen also faced the battle. Some planned weekend excursions to find time together. For others the nightly phone calls would have to be sufficient. Pete Rubio, of Jacksonville, said, " I ' ve used many of my paychecks in order to fly to Atlanta where my girlfriend from Auburn University meets me for the weekend. I love her and I feel spending the money on airfare and hotels is a small price to pay to see her in person. " " I learned it was easier and cheaper to date someone I saw often. Not to mention, when you attend a school such as OF with over 40,000 students, there has to be someone out for you. Otherwise, your phone bills just add up to quick, " said Cari Marks. While some days without the other half were true challenges, if it worked it was worth it in the end. Some relationships found that they simply were not strong enough to withstand the distance, while others came out better than before. It ' s true, love does not consist of holding hands. It consists of holding hearts. -Melissa Camp- Relationships 73 Before the UF FSU game, this Gator fan displays his cart of free shoes. His cart was in reference to the Seminoles ' violation of NCAA regulations regarding " gifts " . In 1993, members of the FSU football team violated these standards by accepting " free gifts " at a Foot Locker in the Tallahassee Mall. UF, the target school for NCAA infractions during the 1980 ' s, took advantage of FSU ' s misfortune as hundreds of fans displayed t-shirts, keychains and hats FSU ' s bad luck. The Border War (UF UGA) has been rec- ognized by many national sports as one of the top five rivalries in the nation. There is no love lost when these two teams meet. be it on the field, court or in the Gator Bowl. The folks from ' Barra have developed a fierce hatred for the Gators since UF has destroyed Alabama ' s hopes for two National Championships when the Gators defeated the Tide 24-23 in the 1994 SEC Championship and 35-0 during the 1991 regular season. Both games were the only blemishes on the Tide ' s records for those seasons. What ' s Up 74 Biggest Rivalries - FLORIDA STATE 2- GEORGIA 3- AUBURN Doesn ' t Matter lilt ' s The " ode, Dawgs or Bowdens, Because They ' re All Our... Webster ' s dictionary defines Rival as " to be in with another or others " . However, at the University of Florida, we define anyone who is not 100% Gator as a rival. Granted, that is a very broad definition but history has provided a more narrow interpretation. For years, the War rivalry (UF UGA) reigned supreme. But in recent years the fierce battles within the state of Florida between the Gators and FSU have created a relentless desire among both schools to claim the bragging rights within the Sunshine State. One of Florida ' s greatest rivalries lost some of its luster in 1987 when the Miami Hurricanes ' football contract with the Florida Gators was not renewed after 49 years of play. However, the rivalry still exists as other teams, such as baseball and tennis, compete against the Hurricanes. Within the Southeastern Conference the list of rivals seems endless, but on every list is a number one and that ' s where the Georgia Bulldogs can be found. In football, the Gators have squared off against the Dawgs more times than any other team in its history (73 games). The rivalry has been ranked as one of the top five nationally by many sports The rivalry is fierce within all sports due to the high levels of achievement displayed by both schools ' athletic teams. Despite a successful football program, UF ' s biggest rivals do not revolve around football. Many sports, such as volleyball and basketball, share these same rivals. Many at Florida were raised to " hate " Auburn, Georgia, or FSU regardless of the sport. Thus, as OF students they continue to support some of the greatest rivalries in college athletics. the moment students walked on to the UF campus flooded with credit card applications. For many students they were able to resist the temptation that these cards provided. For others, it was too much. They simple could not resist the fact they could buy now and pay for their purchases later. These students were potential victims to travel down a path lined with bad credit labels and debt collectors. This student was not alone. Four Years Many UF students found themselves In College in debt because of this " free wheel Leaves Many ing " attitude. Students were an ideal Students target for credit card companies be- In Debt cause most students do not have a For Years regular source of income beyond their parents and students have a really bad habit...They spend way too much. Thus, many students graduate college with their degree and a debt, from credit cards and loans, that adds up to thousands of dollars. 76 What ' s Up The Oaks Mall is like a target for " Charge- Happy " students as they flock to the mall and use the " plastic " like it is going out of style, making stores like the Gap and Express their best friends. Even Shell and Mobil have gotten into the act of accepting credit cards. In fact, many service stations have their very own card. Of course, many students have those cards and use them frequently. Many students find it easier to charge their textbooks since the total can become very expensive. Credit Cards 77 Fs Longest Series Record in ( ) 73 Georgia (28-43-2) 72 Auburn (31-39-2) 49 Miami (25- 24) 48 Mississippi State (30-16-2) 46 Kentucky (29-17) Where The Games Were Played Miami 26 Gainesville 19 Neutral 4 In the Fall of 1938 the University of Florida and the University of Miami became die-hard rivals on the gridiron when the two locked horns for the first time ever. The two would play against each other 48 more times before the series concluded in 1987. The 49-year-old series was one which was even throughout; with the Gators holding an overall 25-24 record over the Canes. Furthermore, nearly half of those games were decided by a touchdown or less. The Gators ' biggest win against the came in 1940 when Florida blew into Miami and strolled out with a 46-6 victory. Of course, Miami also won a blowout when it defeated UF 31-4 in the series finale in 1987. But the biggest highlight of the series occurred in 1983 when the Gators defeated the Canes in Miami 35-23. Little did anyone know then, but that would be the last loss by the Canes in the Orange Bowl for the next ten years; as the Canes set an NCAA home winning streak record of 58 games. Should UF and UM renew their rivalry on the football field? According to a student poll at UF, 91% of those surveyed felt the matchup was long " I think it is ridiculous that we don ' t play them. It is hard to truly call yourselves " State Champs " when you don ' t play all the schools in Florida, " said Tom Johnson, His comment was the norm among students. Many students felt having the Canes on the schedule would also give UF more national recognition. " It would make the demand for football tickets unbelievable, " said Heather Welks. " I would certainly pay the extra money to go to Miami to watch a game like that. Who wouldn ' t? " Maybe soon students like Heather will be able to go to the Swamp or Orange Bowl in Miami and witness what generations of Gators before us witnessed...Florida football vs. Miami football. What ' s Up 78 " Welcome to Telegator. You have fifteen minutes to complete your call. " Telegator was the new age in class registration at the University of Florida. The system was introduced in the summer of 1995. Its phone lines allowed students to call and arrange their entire schedules in less than fifteen minutes. " We don ' t have to waste our time, we can sit at home and eat pizza while registering, " said political science junior, Shannon Kelly. " I was impressed by how easy to use and efficient it was. " A student knew before he got off the phone whether or not he had the classes he needed and wanted. This convenience eased the minds of many students who would have done anything to avoid the hated process of Drop Add. Although the consensus was that Telegator was much more convenient than the traditional way, there were still some complaints. A few students compared wa iting for the announcement of the winning Lotto numbers to the hassle of getting connected with the Telegator system during Drop Add. When comparing the old system to the new Telegator system, Shannon Kelly added, " I like to see all the classes in front of me. On the computers you could browse through all the courses. Now you have to know exactly what you want before you call. You simply don ' t have time to search for a class while you are on the line. " For some, 37-GATOR was all too easy. For others, it was a living nightmare that could last an entire semester if one picked classes poorly. -Tara Kelly- What ' s Up The introduction of Telegator has made the horrid task of registration and drop add a distant memory for UF students. Now, students simply pick up the phone and within know their exact schedule for the upcoming semester. Despite the fact you can easily register for classes, picking those classes still haunts many UF stu- dents. Going On? " Telegator makes registration so much easier. " " I actually spent the first day of the semester in my classes instead of running around campus trying to add any class I could find. " " I love the fact I know exactly what my schedule will be when I hang up the telephone. " Telegator 81 A towel, soap, shampoo and conditioner, and flip flops? Yes, flip flops were an absolute must for most students living on-campus as they faced bathrooms that did not the sparkling cleanliness at home, For some students, the bathroom situation was one that took some adjustment. For others, it was seen as simply another part of college life. Despite the fact students wore: flip flops to take a shower, the of. Florida ' s bathroom were in better condition than other state schools ' according to many students. They noted that OF did keep the as clean as one could expect considering the thousands of who use them. Some of the older dormitories, such as Murphree and Fletcher, and the crowded dormitories, Hume and Broward for examples, had trouble keeping the community restrooms gleaming. It never helped a homesick freshmen to take a shower in a " dirty " bathroom wearing flip flops. The ad dition of the ' 95 Dorm Area relieved some students from facing commu nity bathrooms because every two rooms shared a bathroom. ' 95 Dorms also attracted students since they - were new and hadn ' t had the to grow fungi. What ' s Up tub One of the biggest complaints about dorm bathrooms involved Many students found the early morning unbearable as they had to wait to take a shower because else on the floor had classes at the same time. This issue did not die at high noon. Evenings also sented a problem. Especially Friday, and Saturday evenings as students prepared themselves for a night on the town. Another common complaint by underclassmen was the fact they could not listen to music while With so many students, if each person had a shower radio, the noise would resemble The Swamp on a Saturday afternoon. Dorm life involved many things, including the community It was a fact of life. Most accepted the little and realized they we re minute, considering the many benefits they received by living on-campus. Off-campus students fought a daily battle with parking arid busing, while on-campus students dealt with bathrooms. A little dirt in the corner of a shower stall. is much easier to than a boot on your car for too many parking citations. Dorm Bathrooms -- 83 beach bums It ' s a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, and you know exactly where you should be -- THE BEACH. Gainesville ' s location may appear to prevent one from venturing off to the coast for a day in the sun but things aren ' t often as they might appear. In fact, Gainesville was only about 45 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico ' s beaches and about an hour from the coast. Of course to tackle the Daytona scene required a little more travel time, but still was perfectly for a day trip. Many OF students ' hometowns were located on the coast and attending school inland was an adjustment. You simply cannot go to the beach whenever you get the urge. Kelly Langford of Vero Beach said, " I miss being able to go to the beach after school. Now, I have to wait until the weekend or skip a day of classes to go. " Most students preferred the East coast beaches over the Gulf ' s simply there was more to do on the East coast cities. Todd Bolten said, " I like to go to Daytona. I am from up north and all I ever hear when I go home is people asking how often I go to Daytona. So when I came to Florida I went straight to Daytona. " The one big advantage about going to school in Florida, instead of schools, is Spring Break. Many already live in the trendy Spring Break towns and don ' t have to pay the expensive hotel charges out-of-state students often pay. The only pitfall about college in Florida though, is that you cannot use the lack of a beach as an excuse for not having a tan. What ' s Up 84 Catching some good waves off the coast in Daytona, this student displays his skills for all the sunbathers to appreciate. The coast in Daytona is lined for miles with hotels and resorts. This year, an estimated 200,000 college students went to Daytona for Spring Break. Beach 85 Now I lay me down to sleep, Been studying all night and I ' m really beat. I should have stuck with the rest of town, And partied all night instead of lying down. A whole other world took place amidst my dreams, I was the only one sleeping, or so it seems. Take a trip through Gainesville at two in the morning, When " last call for alcohol " sends the clubs adjourning. You ' ll find plenty of things to do whether ending or starting the day, Lets start by drinking coffee at the Insomnia Cafe. Poets and scholars and people playing chess, Relaxing is the goal here, having fun and nothing less. Hungry from dancing? Need to study? Must count your pennies? Where else to relish the scene than a big breakfast at Denny ' s? A Grand Slam, some History, watching the customers of the night, Be careful not to get too close, because some of them may bite! It ' s 2 AM, your fridge is vacant, now ' s the time to go shopping; The 24-hour Kash-N-Karry is the place that ' s always hopping. Thumping melons, squeezing the Charmin and Mac-N-Cheese to fill our plate, I hear the local grocery store is THE place to find a date. If you ' re still full of energy, don ' t fret we didn ' t forget you, There ' s just so many things here at two o ' clock to do. For the more adventurous there ' s the quarries or crawling through a cave, Try enduring TJ ' s meat market or Simon ' s all night rave. If you choose to go out and make the most of the night, You ' ll surely find Gainesville a nocturnal delight. But, if you ' re like me, and let the night events pass, You might actually be awake for your 7:30 class. -Tara Kelly 86 What ' s Up Fitness Fanatics If you devoted a great deal of your free time to perfecting your body, then welcome to the fit- ness era. The 90s marks a time in which everyone is striving to get toned and lose fat. Many people use the facilities on campus and give them very high marks. " The Southwest Rec Center is awesome. I love the wall climb. That place offers everything I need and best of all it is free, " said Tyler Smith. Even if going to the gym was not your style, there were plenty of other options for you to choose from. Many students could be seen at all hours of the day and night running on sidewalks or riding their bikes down the trails near Lake Alice. No longer could people use the execuse " I hate gyms " because there were so many other options. Why were people such health fanatics? Many people claim it is the constant messages on the TV that say you must look and be fit. While the message may have good intentions, a few people take it to an extreme by taking illegal to increase their strength or practicing methods which might lead to eating disorders. It doesn ' t matter how you workout just as long as it is healthy. What ' s Up 88 The Southwest Recre- ational Center is a favorite among UF students. It offers both outside and inside that are free to UF Many Greek use the facility to hold their intramural games. The Center opened in Fall of 1994 and its popularity has created a demand for another center. This is a currently being by UF planners. Enjoying the facilities in the Raquet Club, this student completes her workout while reading the latest edition of her favorite magazine. She loves to go to the Club because it is only steps away from her dormitory. Fitness 89 We are the children of the 00s. We are not the first " lost generation " nor today ' s generation. in fact, we think we know just where we stand - or are discovering it as we speak. We are the ones who played with Lego building blocks when they were just blocks and gave Malibu barbie With safety scissors that never really cut. We collected Garbage Pail Kids and Cabbage Patch Kids and My Little Ponies and Hot Wheels and He Man action figures. We thought She-Ra looked just a little bit like the girls would when they grew up. Big Wheels and bicycles with streamers were the way to go, and sidewalk chalk was all you needed to build a city. imagination was the key. It made the Ewok treehouse big enough for yon x to be Luke and the kitchen table and an old dark sheet enough to be tent in the forest. Your world was the the backyard and it was all you needed with your pink portable tap player. ebbie Gibson sang backup to you and everyone wanted to be a material girl and have a glove like Michael Jackson ' s. Today, we are the ones who sing along with Bruce Springsteen nd the Bangels perfectly and don ' t really know why. We watch the Big 80s on VH1 and remember when those songs were new. We recite lines with the Ghostbusters and still look to the Goonies for a great adventure. We flip through TV stations and stop at the A-Team and Facts of Life and Knight Rider and laugh with the Cosby Show and Family Ties and Punky Brewster. We hold strong affections for the Muppets and the Gummi Bears. Why did they take the Smurfs off the air? ABC After School Specials were only about cigarettes and stepparents. The Polka Dot Door was nothing like Barney, and we all know that the Power Rangers are just Voltron reincarnat d. We are the ones who still read Nancy Drew and the Hardy oys, Richard Scary, Judy Bloom, and Shel Silverstein. course, life was not complete without Bo y ' s Life Teen magazines. Friendship bracelets were ties that never broke, and friendship pins always went on shoes, preferably high-top Reeboks with velcro. We wore unit belts, pegged jeans, jean jackets, parachute pants, layered socks, charms, pony tails, and just tails. Don ' t forget jams, the multicolored shorts which never matched, but we didn ' t care. Braces with colored rubber bands made you cool, and Rave was a girl ' s best friend. The backd, or was always open, and MOM only served red Kool-Aid - never New Coke for the neighborhood kids. Entertainment was cheap and lasted forever. All you needed to be a princess was high heels and an apron; the Sit ' N ' Spin made you dizzy but never made you stop. Pogo balls were dangerous weapons and Chinese jump ropes never failed to trip someone. In your underoos you were Wonder Woman or He-Man or R2D2 and in your tre house you were King. In the 80s nothing was wrong. Did you know the President was shot? Star Wars wasn ' t just a movie. Did you ever play in a bo ub shelter or feed a homeless person? We forgot Vietnam and watched Tienamen Square on CNN. We witnessed the Challenger explosion and bought pieces of the Berlin Wall at the store. AIDS was not the number one killer in the United States. We didn ' t start the fire, silly Joel! In the 80s we redefined the " American Dream " , and those years defined us. We are the generation in between strife and facing strife and not turning our backs. The 80s have made us Idealistic. it is that Idealism that will push us and be passed on to our children - the first children of the twenty-first century. Never forget, we are the children of the 80s. Children of the 80s 91 92 What ' s Up The poster sale on the terrace of the Union each semester allows students to purchase pictures to cover the walls of their dorms and apartments. The Game Room in the Union allows students to play pool, bowl, or play other games at a very reasonable cost. As a theft deterent, UPD offers a free bike engraving service to students to allow them to claim their bikes more easily if they should be stolen. UF and UCLA are the only schools in the nation to finish in the Top 10 in national all-sport rankings every year since 1983-84. The 1984 Olympic Games in LA were indeed Gator Gold. UF swimmers appeared on the award stand 19 times, picking up the gold on 13 occasions. They compiled such an impressive total that if UF were a nation, it would have finished second as a country to the USA in the swimming competition and 14th in overall competition among the 140 competing countries. Gator Growl, UF ' s Homecoming Pep Rally, is the largest student-run pep rally in the world. It draws annual crowds of over 70,000. The University of Florida is among the nation ' s 10 largest universities and is the largest in the Southeast. UF ' s overall athletic program has been ranked in the Top Ten in the nation for 12 straight years, and among the Top Five for the last 6 years. How many UF alumni are there? 300,000 reitz union Thousands of students used the J. Wayne Reitz Union on a daily basis. Inside, and outside as well, students could find everything from a film developer, travel agency, to a law service for students. Of course, the building also featured the traditional facilities one would expect to find within a student union: food courts, gift shops, and student organizations ' offices. The Reitz Union was nationally known for its many convenient facilities and its size. The University of Florida had one of the largest unions in the nation. In fact, very few schools offer everything from a hotel to fine dining and an arts and crafts shops. The third floor of the union was always crowded with students. The offices of student organizations were located here. This included: SG, Florida Blue Key, Savant, Tower, IFC, Panhellenic, ACCENT, and RUPC. In fact, if students complained there was not an organization for them they obviously had never been to the third floor. A catalog listing over 450 student organizations, and their contact person, could be found on the counter of the information desk in the Student Organizations Office. " I love the fact I can buy discounted tickets for places like Busch Gardens in the Cashiers Office, " said Cecily Cooper. The Constans Theater also provided students with an opportunity to enjoy performances produced by the Theater Department. One might assume the price to view such performances would be more than most students were willing to part with. On the contrary, students enjoyed the performances and were also pleased that the University allowed them to view the plays for a student price of 25 cents. The Reitz Union was a center that provided so many services, thus it was important to each student in a different way. It allowed one to relax with a nap at the reflection pool or listen to a concert in the Orange n ' Brew. All the while, other students might be within the seven story building conducting meetings or working on Gator Growl. It truly was the hub of student activities at the University of Florida. The Reitz Union The University of Florida has been recognized as one of the biggest party schools in the nation. The 1996 school year once again saw UF rank among the top. For many students, the bar and club atmosphere in Gainesville was the destination whenever they had free time. For others, they simply preferred to purchase a couple of kegs and throw a party. Whatever your preference, Gainesville offered it. Many people enjoyed hanging out in bars like Torches and Richenbacher ' s. " I love to go to Torches on Fridays when they have Howl at the Moon, " said Melanie Woods. She was not alone. Torches became a big sensation quickly as the establishment attracted large crowds on Thurdays for their boxing night and even bigger crowds on and Saturdays for Howl at the Moon. But, Torches was not the only place to go. Many bars offered great deals on drinks and no cover charges. However, some students preferred the simple home party over the club and bar scenes. On Fall weekends many parties could be found in the student ghetto or complexes such as Oxford Manor and Melrose. How did everyone know where the parties were? Simple. They heard about it through word of mouth or read about them on flyers or the Wall at 34th. Some athletic teams even held huge bashes this year, including the Rugby team who advertised their party, complete with kegs and a band, on the Wall. But what set UF apart from so many other schools? Perhaps it was Gator Stompin ' . This drunk-fest was held at the end of each semester. It involved purchasing a t- shirt for $25 and wearing it the night of Gator Stompin ' to each of the participating bars in Gainesville. By wearing the t-shirt, you free drinks and cover charges. Thus, thousands of students invaded University and Downtown establishments with two goals in mind -- having a great time and get- ting drunk. People came to the University of Florida for many reasons. Some students came to obtain a degree, some to find a husband wife, while others preferred the athletic program ' s success. But the one thing they could all partake in was the party-like atmosphere present in Gainesville. 94 What ' s Up Watching the Mike Tyson fight on the televisions at Po ' Boys, these guys are proud supporters " Iron Mike " . Enjoying the party despite the cold weather, these DGs gather for a group picture. BW-3, Richenbacher ' s, and Po ' Boys are the favorite hang- outs for many OF students. Top Party Schools In the US I - UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND 2 - FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 3 - GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 4 - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 5 - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA Party School 95 A Distinguished University The Money Magazine article recognizing the city of Gainesville as the number one place to live in America was not the only thing attracting people the area this year. During the 1995-96 academic year, UF once again was honored with many awards and recognitions. This year UF was recognized as one of the top in-state values in the nation. UF and New College in Sarasota were the only state schools to be awarded this honor for providing its students with the best education for the smallest fee. Nationally, UF was ranked fourth for " Best Values " among all schools according to a study done by US News World Report. " I find it strange that so many students complain over a little raise in their tuition. When you consider what we are getting for our money, we should be paying much more than we are now, " said Amber Hink, of Boulder, Colorado. The fact that UF offers more academic programs than all other universities in the nation, with the exceptions of Ohio State University and the University of Minnesota, is a key reason why it continues to attract many top students from around the world to the UF campus. This in turn will enhance the reputation of the university and its programs when these bright students enter the workforce. The University of Florida continued to be a leader in attracting National Merit Scholars. The University was ranked fifth among public colleges based on the number of scholars enrolled. The University, a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (recognizes the top 60 public private colleges in North America), ranked seventh among AAU public schools in the number of freshmen who were in the top 10 percent of their high school class. " Each year the percentage of applicants accepted to UF has decreased. We receive over 18,000 application each year and only 5,000 are admitted. A student with a 3.5 GPA and a 1200 on the SAT is not guaranteed admittance. For out-of-state students, it is even more difficult. The admittance standards for UF will soon be comparable to those found at UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia. There were some very good students who always have been admitted to UF, who this year were not, " said Bill Kolb, Admissions Director. While University of Florida ' s undergraduate programs have been recognized, so too have the graduate and professional programs. A dozen of UF ' s graduate programs are among the nation ' s best according to US News and World Report ' s 1996 " America ' s Best Graduate Schools. " A third of those programs honored are located in the College of Journalism and Communications. Programs such as: Radio Television, Public Relations, Advertising all ranked second in the nation and Print Journalism ranked sixth. UF ' s medical programs also were recognized for their pursuit of excellence. The College of Pharmacy ranked eighth in the nation while the nursing program ranked 34th. As the University ' s reputation for excellence continues to grow, the number of students seeking admittance will undoubtably grow as well. Thus, as students, we should feel proud that we attend a university that can cater to so many interests and still provide an education for each of them that garners national attention. -excerpts reprinted from the Gainesville Sun and the Florida Alligator. UF ' s Reputation 97 If you ever are interested in the ultimate of human behavior, take the Park and Ride bus to campus one morning, or yet, late afternoon. You will find not just a mere from daily life, but an out- right phenomena, where UF students are able to suspend their normal behavioral patterns in favor of animalistic personae exaggerated by the intensity of the given What is even more amazing is the fact that once the bus has reached a destination, those same students retract into the law- abiding citizens that they once were prior to when it had come time to actually board the bus. Originally I, not being of an extremely tall stature, found Park and Ride very simply because I was hesitant to push my way onto the bus. In turn, I would rarely get on the first bus that came by. My first solution to the problem was arrive pick-up on earlier. ever, given act that UF students e sl e lenged no exception that this solution was I to experiment to actually eventually graduating or and the first passed and got semester I am sure that all those who have ridden Park and Ride have found their own method for boarding, I have a few suggestions for all those who are new to the entire experience and those who continue to have difficulties. Enroll in the armed forces for a years. Any tactical [ping acquired during this period can assist you with the ability to proficiently anticipate dexterously dodge whichever direction the bus will actually stop. Follow the Gumby model. and learn about all of the precarious positions that your body is able to contort to. All of sudden stops the driver may choose to make, Oh, and hold on to the pole and hand rails. Human dominoes is not pleasurable in the morning or late afternoon. Most importantly, do not hold your breath. The bus comes at a different time every day and the time it takes to arrive on campus also varies, therefore eliminate any prior of time of arrival or Well, there you have it, a behind the scenes look at Park and Ride. It is the only method of transportation in all of Gainesville where you can actually witness the rapid transformation of the human personality for the mere price of a shuttle bus pass. by Tara Dolan 100 What ' s Up the fans in the Swamp are one of kind. What could be more intimidating than 85,000+ Gators. This year fans enjoyed watching their Fightin ' Gators collect win after win in of an invitation to play in the Fiesta Bowl for the national championship. housands of proud Gators packed the O ' Dome in support of the basketball This year the men ' s program played one of the most difficult schedules in the nation, playing such top ten teams as UMass, Kentucky, Wake Forest, Kansas and Arkansas. The women ' s schedule was also demanding as they played Final Four teams, Tennessee and Georgia. The University of Florida is known for its supporters -be it students, alumni or fans. We are all part of the rich tradition of the ' Ole Orange and Blue. Our spirit and undying love for the University is something that stays with each of us throughout our lives. It is a bond between the Florida Gators of yesterday, today and tommorrow. Those outside the bond often cannot understand it. Some referred to us as obnoxious, yet we see ourselves as confident. This confidence is simply a reflection of the pride we UF Our support of Florida athletics is merely a fraction of our spirit. (Yet, it allows us to display to our love for one of the finest universities in the nation. Our spirit is one composed of many traditions that have been passed from one generation of Gators to another. It is a spirit that is for one to put into words. It can be explained best by merely witnessing it. When students and alumni meet in Jacksonville ' s Gator Bowl-for ' The World ' s Largest Outdoor Tarty " (FLA-GA game) ... That is the Florida spirit. When the thunderous screams of " Go Gators " echo throughout The Swamp and the campus....That is the Florida spirit. The Florida spirit is one which makes you snide when you rememince about your college years, makes you proud when you see anything Orange and Blue, and most importantly, makes you fee[ like like you are at home whenever you return to Gainesville. The Florida Spirit SPIRIT 101 Cheering the Gators on at Auburn, these fans enjoy taunting the Tigers after UF ' s 49-38 win. The win ended a two-game losing streak to the Tigers. Both of those loses were by three-points and were handed to the Gators in the closing minutes of the games. Therefore, it was sweet redemption on the Plains for the Fightin ' Gators. The Gators ' third straight SEC Championship had excited. It meant the Gators were 12-0 and only one victory away from its first National The SEC Game pitted UF against the Razorbacks of Arkansas and when the smoke cleared from the pig roast the Gators had walked out of the Dome with a 34-3 victory. 102 What ' s Up Performing the Gator Chomp, The Dazzlers lead the fans in taunting the Auburn Tigers a Gator Basketball game in the O ' Dome. Having a Gator painted onto her face while in Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game, this fan was determined to show her pride for the Orange Blue. Spirit 103 go big blue " If you ' re not a Gator...You ' re Gatorbait!! " -Lawrence Wright- UF Football player " It (Playing in the Swamp) is like being in a barrel. The noise just can ' t get out. It ' s going to cause you some...communication problems. " -Bobby Bowden- FSU Head Coach " It Wen Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field) has the longest name in college football, and it has the loudest fans!! Trust me. " -Chris Fowler- ESPN Sports Commentator 104 What ' s Up Albert and Alberta, UF ' s mascots, are enjoying themselves during the festivities in the Swamp. UF ' s have been recognized as the top mascots in the nation. They not only football games, but can be seen at other athletic events as well as special engagements sponsored by the At the University of Florida, football is a religion. These Gators are ecstatic while watching OF beat Arkansas 34-3 at the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. This year marked the fourth consecutive year the Gators have made it to the game, holding a 3-1 record. The Gator fans greatly outnumbered the Razorback fans, who were appearing in the game for the first time. Spirit It ' s All FaCtS UF ranks third in the nation, behind Ohio State and the Univ. of Minnesota, in the total number of academic offered on a single campus. Under Spurrier, the Fightin ' Gators are undefeated (6-0) against the Georgia Bulldogs. How many in the Class of 1999 at UF had a high school GPA above a 4.0 AND an SAT score above 1260? 25% Sorry guys, the men outnumber the women at UF...54% men and 46% women. How many campus organizations are there at UF? 450 The Swamp has drawn the top 20 crowds in state of Florida history, or professional (record: 85,711 on Nov. 25, 1995 vs. FSU) What ' s Up 106 A messy dorm room is the norm for many. It doesn ' t usually present a problem unless one student is a clean freak or the room attracts bugs. Students who choose to live have many activities to in, such as Mudfest ' 95 and Night. As messy as some rooms get, it is amazing students can find their way out. Dorm Life was a unique experience for all that endured the trials and tribulations of living in a small space with so many strangers. From crusty stuff in the showers, to new friends, dorms left one with many memories. Although itappeared that some dorms considered mold a permanent feature, they provided students with campus conveniences and access to just about everything they needed. Roommates became friends (sometimes), and friends could also be found in the hall. Roommates has their ups and downs though. You could talk about the cool est things and the next thing you knew you wanted to hurt her because she hadn ' t taken out her trash in three weeks and you were afraid that it was going to walk away itself. Karen Walby said, " The most annoying thing is when you ' re frustrated with a paper, and your roommate waltzes in singing and laughing and in sickening good mood. " The biggest complaint about dorm life was the bathrooms and the unrecognizable smells that floated down halls. Jamie Davis gave useful advice, " Avoid the strange, unrecognizable, crusty things in the showers. " Of course, dorm life also allowed students to get involved and active on campus. Some Student Government senators were selected from the different on-campus living areas. Also, IRAH allowed students to get involved and plan activities, such as Mudfest and Casino Night, for on-campus residents. The biggest advantage on-campus students had versus off-campus students was the ability to avoid waking up early just to assure yourself of a legal parking space. Regardless of which dorm a student lived in, or who his roommate was, it was an experience that just added to the memories of college. Dorm Life 107 PETS Even dogs love Gator football. Rebel, Bryan Davis ' four-month-old cocker spaniel, fetches his toy so Bryan can throw another long bomb for him to catch. Austin, Kellie Brennan ' s one-year-old yellow lab loves to play with her stuffed animals. 108 What ' s Up Man ' s best Friend many students the thought of leaving their pets at home was simply too much for them to cope with. Therefore, it was off to Gainesville. " I missed my parents dog, so I can ' t one that looked exactly like it for myself, " said Bryan Davis, of Tallahassee. He was not alone in his reason for getting a pet. Many students looked to man ' s best friends (cats and dogs) to find a close companion. " I love having my snakes here in Gainesville with me. They take up a lot of room but my mom would never feed them if I had left them at home. She hated them when I lived there, " stated Steve Kenney, of Orlando. The problem for many students was finding apartment complexes that allowed pets and did not charge outrageous fees for them. The complexes that did allow them, such as Oxford Manor and Brandywine, permitted them as long as the dogs did not have long hair and the cats did not mistake the carpet for its litter box. As for on-campus students, the Division of Housing allowed small pets such as hamsters and gerbils. Also, exotic birds, within specific weight restrictions, could reside in the dorms. Yet, many students managed to keep reptiles, like snakes and iguanas, in hiding for the year. Some students who lived alone saw pets as a form of protection. They could rely on the dogs to detect strange noises. Although large dogs are a great form of protection from would-be intruders, I would draw the line at a 200 pound pit bull. And definitely no gators unless a puny man with a bow and arrow wearing garnet and gold feathers is trying to break into your home. " PEOPLE WHO WALK THEIR DOGS IN THE PLAZA OF AMERICAS SHOULD HAVE TO CARRY A LEASH A POOPER SCOOPER. " -SCOTT BUILES- Pets 109 CONSTRUCTION The University of Florida was constantly under construction this year as renovation and new construction projects took place all over campus. The following is a list of projects that were being constructed during the school year and others that are in the planning phase. - Food Service Facility: $3.9 million. North South Drive and Stadium Road - Florida Gym Conversion: $10.1 million. Stadium Road across from Weimer Hall. Classrooms added and infamous maze arrangement untangled. - New Florida Museum of Natural History: $7.6 million. Hull Road next to the Harn Museum. - Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital academic wing: $23.9 million. SW 16th Avenue. - Women ' s Softball Stadium: $2.5 million. Hull and Museum Roads. Earth-bowl design will seat 1,000. - New Engineering Building: $17 million. Center Drive. Will house general engineering classrooms and labs. - IFAS Aquatic Food Products Lab: $1.9 million. Next to McCarty Hall on the Newell Drive side. - Library East: (renovation) $5.4 million. Behind Criser Hall. - Phys ics Building: $33.2 million. Museum Road and North South Drive. Will house classrooms and research labs. - Particle Science Building: $5.2 million. (In design stage). Will be located between North South Drive and Center Drive. Will house engineering research labs. - Brain Institute: $40.8 million. (In design stage). Behind Shands Hospital. Will house research and care facilities. - Rhines Hall: (remodeling and renovation). $11.9 million. (In design stage). Behind Weil Hall on Stadium Road. Will house Materials Engineering facilities. - Hotel and Convention Center: $ n a. Located on 34th Street. - Monorail System: $ n a. Designs are being made to determine if the idea is a feasible one. Construction 111 game day On fall Saturdays the city of Gainesville became a sea of orange and blue as thousands of loyal Gators turned out to see their team " kick butt " in The Swamp. It was a site that was truly unbelievable. An endless stream of cars adorned with Gator flags, magnets and shoe polished windows drove to Exit 75 and that was where " Gameday in Gainesville " began. Once a fan reached Gainesville there was only one mission left...to find a good parking spot so you could begin tailgating. The University of Florida had been nationally recognized for years as one of the biggest party schools in the nation; and when you combined that with the fact we had been recognized as being one of the top three schools in terms of alumni support, you were ready for one helluva party. The Gator chomp and the chants of " Go Gators " and " It ' s Great to be a Florida Gator " became all you saw and heard. It was truly an intimidating sight for rival schools ' fans. But nothing could prepare you for the ultimate...THE SWAMP. The stadium became an alligator pit full of over 85,000 Gators, all in a frenzy. This die-hard spirit continued long after four quarters, as Gators celebrated their win into the next morning either tailgating some more, attending a post-game party at a frat house, or heading downtown to one of the many bars. Nothing stopped a Gator from his pride. As we all knew, " In all kinds of weather we ' ll all stick together for F-L-O-R-I-D-A. " " REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE aying off loans, credit card bills and automobiles left some students in need of some extra funds. Granted, one could sell plasma, blood, and things of this sort; though it was more sensible to simply get a job. Students worked at a variety of Gainesville establishments. Some chose the dining industry with hopes of making a lot of money off tips. While others chose departments stores. This of course led many to spend their paychecks within the store. Wherever one chose to work, they realized it was not their profession for life. It didn ' t have to be glamorous or exciting. All it had to do was put some " green " in your pocket. Part-time Jobs 115 Extra Help It is inevitable Whether GMAT, MC4 or the LSAT, students sock. any assistance they could find. Many students chose to take professionally ran programs, such as Kaplan and the, Princeton Review. These programs aimed at an individual ' s scores to better his chances of into the school(s) of his choice. However, many students c ould not afford the $800-900 some of these courses cost and preferred to study independently by purchasing a guide from a bookstore and doing practice exams. This allowed them to become more familiar with the testing format. " I wish I could take the Kaplan course. I think it would improve my scores, but I simply cannot afford the price it charges, " said Vanessa Thorrington of Fort Myers. She was not alone. Her reasoning explains why so many Gainesville bookstores keep an oversupply of study guides in stock. The big mistake a student can make is taking one of these exams " stone cold " . These tests are to the SAT with one exception. Every score you earn on the graduate and professional schools exams is sent to the universities you apply to. Furthermore, you cannot combine scores to submit the best overall score. Therefore, it is essential that students be fully prepared and confident so they can perform their best when they sit down to take the tests. Their futures upon it. What ' s Up 116 Test Preps 117 Street 34th paint brushes cans, students leave artwork on the wall at With In most places in this country, or in any country for that matter, you can be fined, arrested, or even lashed for what ' s commonly known as graffiti. But in Gainesville, graffiti is an art form that is displayed with pride throughout the city. From dancing bears to memorials, the works aren ' t just products of boredom from those with nothing better to do than deface other ' s propert y, they are heart-felt emotional and constructive responses to occurrences of our everyday lives. Carefully planned and calculated a mural is designed for the 34th Street Wall; " Happy 21st Birthday Bob " , " In Loving Memory of Mari-O " , " Peace for all People " , and " Welcome Back UF!! " . Creativity and imagination design the art work that accompanies the message and with a few buckets of paint and some friends, up on the wall it goes for all of Gainesville to admire. We have created our own gallery of authentic local art that is constantly changing it ' s displays so that you can go and visit everyday and never see the same exhibit. On the contrary, there is one display that always remains. A moment in time that had tremendous impact on all of us whether at a close proximity to the event or an observer from a far. The lives of the five people who were victims of the infamous " Gainesville Murders " . In memory, their names were painted with love and remembrance on a black background so that their memory never dies. With respect for those mourned and the people What ' s Up 118 The exterior of many businesses in the downtown area have allowed lo- cal artists to display their work. It not only gives the artists exposure, but it also turns dull walls into works of art. The infamous wall on 34th Street is covered from top to bottom with messages. It is not uncommon to see groups of students painting the wall at all hours of the day and night. Graffiti Graffiti HORIZON On any given day you can catch one Gainesville resident showing off his talents at Leonardo ' s on the corner of NW 13th Street and University Avenue. His name is Satchell and he is the man responsible for most of the unique paintings in and around the restaurant which is a common dumping ground for the unusual. Whether marveling at the clouds painted on the ceiling or taking in the sun that crawls upon the fence, every part of this establishment will intrigue you. " This place is known for its uniqueness. I love it. This place is always changing, because of that, it ' s always a bit the same, " said one of the managers at Leonardo ' s. Satchell makes it a living to recreate the restaurant every chance he gets. A familiar face to all who work there, his talents are forever being observed. The next time you stop in, watch for the man with the paint and the smile. Wander around Gainesville sometime and you will run into giant bicyclists, aged manatees, dancing bears and even some obscure images that you probably won ' t be able to decode. Whether getting a message across or abstractly decorating the wall of a club, graffiti has become an art form not a nuisance. Those with talent have turned dull walls into beautiful creations for all Gainesville to become fascinated with. -Tara Kelly- What ' s Up 120 The Alachua Music Harvest Festival ' s display booths were decorated with colorful graffiti. Painting a mural on the wall at 34th Street, this artist displays his work for motorists to enjoy as they travel along the busy highway. Graffiti 121 the five best things about the university of florida - Beautiful Campus 122 What ' s Up athletic program quality of education gainesville students 4 - 5 - Students 5 Best Things About UF 123 When Spring Break ' 96 arrived students ' plans finally became realities. For some, those plans involved travelling Europe, while others chose to tackle the natural state of the world. Of course, the majority of the students headed for the Florida beaches. According to the Florida Travelers Bureau, an estimated 700,000 college students were planning on spending their Spring Breaks in either Daytona or Panama City Beaches. Three OF students had a Spring Break adventure they will never forget. Stephanie Cribbs, Lisa Etheredge, and Lauren Whitehead, were chosen by MTV to have their Spring Break at Panama City Beach recorded for the show " MTV Undercover " . The girls were picked from an audition held on in February. To make the show, a six-member crew followed the trio, filming their every move. Their only time apart from the cameras was a dinner break and when they went to sleep. " We had an entire entourage following us around everywhere we went, " Etheredge said, adding that MN encouraged them to be themselves and do what they would do if the cameras were not there. The girls said the cold weather kept them from fun on the beach but they found several alternatives. Bungee jumping, roller blading, a trip to Zoo World and at dance clubs kept them and the production crew busy. -This story was reprinted from Julie Sellers ' article in the Florida Alligator 124 What ' s Up Spring Break 125 university of florida established 1853 UF: Then Now 128 What ' s Up UF: Then Now sons and daughters a joyous song shall raise where southern seas the noble gothic walls thy lovely vine-clad halls neath the orange and blue victorious L our love shall never fail there is no other name so glorious all hail Out of the Shadows The following is a true story which appeared in the Alligator. It was written by a UF student. Because of the graphic details, reader discretion is advised. All I had left were my shoes. My black flare skirt, denim shirt and even my underwear were sealed in a brown paper bag, just like the bag in which I take my groveries home. Except that this bag did not say " Publix " across the front, it said " evidence " in thick black ink. Everything I wore that night was now evidence and sealed in that bag. Unfortunately, my dignity, pride and self-respect found their way into that bag, too. I was a rape victim. I learned a rule about rape the hard way: A person cannot close the door on rape. One day, it will crawl under the door and get you when you least expect it. In fact, I learned a lot about rape during the Fall. I just wish I did not have to learn under the conditions I did. The sun was desperately trying to spread warmth and comfort through the early morning darkness. The air was wet; the morning dew had not yet settled. I did not know my attacker. I was walking two blocks to my car in a well-lit area. In fact, there was a police car not more than 50 feet away, but the officer did not see me or hear my cries for help. The man was jogging. Walking through the Burger King parking lot on University Avenue to my car, I saw him jogging toward me. My heart jumped, but I remember telling myself, " You can ' t be paranoid about every man you see on the streets . " I turned the corner and could hear rocks cracking under his shoes. I ' ll never forget his fluorescent pink tank top and running shoes with white socks. Socks that actually glowed against his black skin. But to this day, I do not remember seeing his face. When the stomping became faster, I knew what was going to happen. As I turned to look for him, his forearm wrapped around my throat, and he began to choke me. I fought. I fought hard. I hollered like a child who was not getting her way, " No, no, no. You will not do this to me. " He whispered in my ear, " Shut up. Shut up. " Over and over again, I heard him whisper. " Shut up, you bitch. Shut the f--- up. " With all my strength, I punched, kicked and bit him. I could taste his blood in my mouth. I was dragged to a desolate construction area where finishing touches were being put onto new apartments. The apartments were pink, but not as bright as my attacker ' s shirt. The new apartment area was so clean, so untouched, so pure. I desperately was trying not to look at him. I avoided all eye contact and scanned the area for help. I never actually felt like I was going to die before, until he yelled, " Shut up or I ' ll crack your neck. I ' ll break it in two. " The police car was parked in the lot I was in, but the officer did not see us. At that moment, I grew tired of fighting. I could not breathe and I finally was ready to let him win. I grew still on the pavement. I looked above at the stars in the night sky. It looked so peaceful. I closed my eyes and dreamed about being part of the stars. I stopped struggling. The grip around my neck loosened. Then he bashed my head against the pavement one last time, making my ears ring. I cooperated. Then he left. Perhaps the worst moments of my life became the happiest because I was still alive. I got up and ran down the street. The police car had gone. I found a guy who looked as if he lived in the area and was a student. " Take me somewhere safe, please. Take me somewhere safe, " I said. He asked me what happened, but I think he knew. He put his arm around me and took me to a house where two of his girlfriends lived. The girls looked at me. One girl put her hand over her mouth and cried. They knew immediately what had happened. " I need help, " I hollered. " I was just raped. " The look in their eyes told me they knew this could have been one of them. One of them turned and looked at her friend who was getting a box of tissues and said, " We though we saw a strange man riding a bike in the neighborhood. " The next morning, when I woke up, my boyfriend and I left Gainesville to go home. My left eye was swollen and my right cheek was and bruised. The most disturbing bruises were the red finger marks around my neck. I have a scar there that always will remind me of what this man did to me. I could not swallow or speak for three weeks. I stayed home for five days, until almost all of my visible wounds were healed, and then went back to school. Back to my normal routine. I tried to be strong and put the past behind me. When I returned to Gainesville, I actually took on more responsibility than I ever had before. I took 17 hours of classes and accepted new positions in my sorority. I was even working 20 hours a week. I made it through midterms before my emotional problems began. I did not admit that I was raped until eight weeks after it happened. For some reason, I felt if I kept a busy schedule and did not have time to think about it, the rape would go away. But now, I ' m trying to open the door slowly and let the rape in. That is the only way I can be content again. I am now in counseling and in the process of getting my life in order. It is not easy, but every day gets a little easier. The police told me I may never get back my clothes, but I know I ' ll get back my dignity , pride and self-respect. 152 What ' s Up I WAS RAPED IN GAINESVILLE ON THE DAY IT WAS DECLARED THE BEST CITY IN THE US IN WHICH TO LIVE. I THOUGHT I CLOSED THE DOOR ON THE RAPE, BUT IT HAS NOT GONE AWAY. campus divided ALTHOUGH BLACK AND WHITE STUDENTS ATTEND THE SAME UNIVERSITY, MANY SAY THEY LIVE IN TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS When Alison Reilly first came to UF last Fall after transferring from New York, she was struck by the contrasts between UF and her former school, Herbert Lehman College. Walking to class only two weeks into the semester, the public relations junior still was conscious of the many differences: the people, the food, the hot, sticky humidity, even the smell in the air -- it all was completely foreign to her. Homesick and isolated, Reilly expected to feel separated from students on campus. But not until she passed through Turlington Hall did she ever think the color of her skin could make this feeling of segregation permanent. " It was very unnerving, " said Reilly. " I stood in Turlington and it was like you could take a knife and split it in the middle, with blacks on one side and whites on the other. At home I had all types of friends, but here the groups do not really mix. " Some students and faculty members said this separation is only natural, especially on a campus the size of UF. However, others have concerns the segregation are a result of racism. " This isn ' t a little problem about segregation, " said sociology Professor Joe Feagin. " It ' s a big problem of racism -- racist barriers and racist hostilities -- toward students on campus. " Though not all students agree on the causes of this social division, most will acknowledge it exists. Many students said they observe segregation at UF every day --not only as they walk to class through Turlington Hall, but also in specific housing areas " packed " with minorities and within the predominantly white Student Government. Danielle Miles, an advertising senior and member of the Black Student Union, said she does not think the social division at UF is a result of racism. Rather, she said segregation is a reflection of people ' s ignorance and fear of different cultures. Diana Sen, president of the Mexican American Student Association, said she is most concerned with the general absence of minorities in the Student Senate and SG cabinets. " Student Government does not accurately represent minorities in terms of individual mem- bers and in terms of supporting minority student organizations, " she said. Reilly, who now considers UF home, said after attending Black History Month activities and getting involved on campus she feels less isolated. " It was just a matter of time and a matter of wanting (to get know different kinds of people), " she said. " You just have to make a conscious effort. " Through education, many believe that different races can gain a greater understanding of each other and through this understanding begin to eliminate fear and hatred. -This story appeared in the Florida Alligator on February 19,1996. - It was written by Jamie Malernee What ' s Up 154 1996 miss university of florida contestants The Miss University of Florida Scholarship Pageant is a preliminary pageant in the Miss America system. The young woman crowned " Miss University of Florida 1996 " will go on to compete for the title of Miss Florida and the chance to represent her state in the Miss America Pageant. Each contestant is scored in four categories: Private interview (30%), Talent (40%), physical fitness in Swimsuit (15%), and Evening Wear (15%). The winner will possess the talent, beauty, poise, and intelligence to represent our university in the most positive light. Alpha Tau Omega presents victoria vogt Contestant 1 Hometown: Tallahassee Age: 18 Major: Business Finance Talent: Vocal, " Candle on the Water " Alpha Omicron Pi presents Pamela Sherman Contestant 2 Hometown: Jupiter Age: 20 Major: Political Science Talent: Lyrical Ballet, " This is the Moment " 156 I What ' s Up Contestant 6 Hometown: Ocala Age: 21 Major: Public Relations Talent: Xylophone Shannon Domarski Phi Mu presents Nicole D Quinn Contestant 7 Hometown: Melbourne Age: 21 Major: Advertising Pre-Law Talent: Lyrical Dance, " On My Own " Panhellenic Council presents Cristy Gerhardt Contestant 8 Hometown: Tampa Age: 21 Major: Criminal Justice Talent: Vocal, " Think of Me " Miss OF Pagent 1157 Alpha Delta Pi presents Lisa Medford Contestant 3 Hometown: West Palm Beach Age: 20 Major: History Talent: Vocal, " Colors of the Wind " Irisa 1 Hair Designs presents Stephanie Lynn Glock Contestant 4 Hometown: Daytona Beach Age: 21 Major: Microbiology Talent: Drama, Iphigenia in Aulis Delta Gamma presents Jami Hollingsworth Contestant 5 Hometown: Arcadia Age: 19 Major: Speech Pathology Talent: Jazz Dance, " Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy " 158 What ' s Up Kappa Kappa Gamma presents Amanda Frost Contestant 9 Hometown: Casselberry Age: 20 Major: Decision Information Sciences Talent: Dance Karate, " Tribal Dance " Delta Tau Delta presents Gini Juliao Contestant 10 Hometown: Miami Age: 24 Major: Speech Pathology Audiology Talent: Vocal, " Hold On " Alpha Xi Delta presents Anika Rivera Contestant 11 Hometown: Davie Age: 20 Major: Health Wellness Promotion Talent: Lyrical Dance, " Let Me Dance for You " Miss OF Pagent 1159 Sigma Kappa presents Stephanie Sigmon Contestant 12 Hometown: Plantation Age: 21 Major: Elementary Education Talent: Dance, " From a Distance " Benton Engineering Council presents Alyson Lacey Contestant 13 Hometown: Ray City, GA Age: 22 Major: Nuclear Engineering Sciences Talent: Fitness Dance Phi Kappa Tau presents Leigh Layton Contestant 14 Hometown: Jacksonville Age: 22 Major: Conference Meeting Planning Talent: Piano, " Reflections of Passion " What ' s Up Delta Delta Delta presents Erin White Contestant 15 Hometown: Brandon Age: 20 Major: Public Relations Talent: Vocal, " Paper Moon " Lisa Medford Miss University of Florida 1996 Miss UF 1161 1996 Miss University of Florida Lisa Medford Miss University of Florida 1996 1621 What ' s Up 1995 Queen Mai Dinh Homecoming Queen Homecoming Queen 1163 Jason Watters Men ' s Leadership Conference Man of the Year 1641 What ' s Up Eric Peterman 1996 Mr. Black Student Union 1996 Miss Black Student Union Tania Joseph Mr. Miss Black Student Union 1996 Miss Black Gold Tina-Gaye Bernard Tina Gaye 1995 Miss Hispanic Student Association Marioly Rebellon Miss LHA Miss Black Gold 167 Expo Performing at Gator Growl 1995, Kevin Pollak had the audience rolling in the aisles after telling his Seminole jokes. Pollak and Anthony Clark were the for Growl. Thousands turn-out for 1995 Homecoming Festivities 168 What ' s Up calling all gators A crowd of over 100,000 turned out for the Homecoming Parade on the Friday of Week. The parade bands from throughout the state and had guest from Disney World and Sea World characters. The Gator Football team continued to dominate all competition as they destroyed the Huskies 58-20. The win the Gators ' record to 8- 0 and kept them on track for a Fiesta Bowl appearance. gator expo This student finds he must leave his own personal message on the terrace at the Union. Many students left ranging from " Save the Earth " to score predictions of the UF-FSU football game. The College of Engineering ' s car was a major attraction at Gator Expo. Many students stopped to eye the project their peers had spent many hours working on. Many organizations sponsored booths so students could learn more about their organization. It was a really good recruiting tool considering the large number of students who turn out for Gator Expo. What ' s Up 170 Gator Expo not only provided activities for students, but even the little Gator fans got to enjoy the fun as clowns performed tricks to amuse them. twas the night before... groups started building their floats for the Homecoming Parade weeks in advance while others chose to wait until the evening before to start. Whatever the choice was it still meant one thing... alot of work to prepare something that would be viewed by over 100,000 Gator fans. Several groups such as GRU began their float weeks in advance as petal paper began taking the form of Albert or Alberta and pieces of wood soon became small replicas ofThe Swamp, each day spent on the float meant the group was one day closer to the day of the two hour parade. Many groups, such as the Greeks, turned their float building project into a party. The members would work in shifts all through the night and into the early morning hours to the float. While it may seem impossible to produce of quality in just one night ' s work, these groups proved otherwise. The floats made by the Greeks were often outstand- ing displaying great detail as well as creative ideas. Of course, floats were not the only things being built during homecoming week. Alpha Tau Omega, the University of Florida ' s first fraternity, spent a great deal of time on their yard decorations. These decorations were very elaborate and not only the Gators, including a three-story replica of Albert, but UF ' s most hated rivals as well. The ATO display has become a tradition many fans looked forward to viewing each homecoming. So whether it took a group two months to build their float or twenty hours, it still displayed how great it was to be a Florida Gator. These Alpha Tau Omega brothers are putting the finishing touchs on a Fightin ' Gator used in their yard decorations. The ATO decorations are very elaborate and are enjoyed by fans and motorists on 13th Street. Homecoming Parade 171 The Lady Gator Volleyball team had a float to display their pride and the fact they were 25-0. The Lady Gators concluded their season with a 35-2 record and advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. The parade was not just bands and floats, there were clowns too. The clowns were a big hit with the The Ben Jerry ' s Corporation in the Homecoming Parade this year as a group of students dressed as cows and cartons of the company ' s most popular ice creams amused the parade spectators. What ' s Up 172 The OF band was not the only band entertaining the crowd, many high school bands from throughout the state participated in the parade, such as Santa Fe High School. Homecoming Parade 173 " I was amazed at the size of this parade. I had no idea was so big at -Carrie Evans What ' s Up 174 AN MEDICINE ASSISTANTS Dr. Al E. Gator, P.A., and the College of Pharmacy and Medicine Physicians Assistants have only one diagnosis for the Gators ' fever...Crush the UNI Huskies!! The fans cheer as the University of Florida ' s Pride of the Sunshine proudly plays the fight song as they march down University Avenue. Proud supporters of UF, Sea World sent two of their own favorites to welcome everyone back to Gator Homecoming Parade 175 176 What ' s Up Who ' s Calling All Gators? G Says. GO GATORS! ( ' WITH THE GATOR! Only a Huskie could satisfy the appetite of this hungry Gator. This unique float also doubles as a grill for the catering service done by Dale ' s. The grill has been featured on ESPN ' s Gameday as well. The Gainesville Regional Utility ' s float was a major crowd pleaser at the Student Government Board of College Council ' s float " Calling All Gators...Around the World " displayed how the Gator spirit knows no boundaries. A Jacksonville lawyer ' christened ' the University of Florida ' s football team 41 years ago when he gave a firm in Charlottesville, VA., the suggestion of " The Alligators " . " Austin Miller, who has practiced law here since shortly after his graduation from UVA in 1910, yesterday recalled the circumstances surrounding the choice of a name for Florida University ' s athletic teams. It happened in the fall of 1907, a year after the University of Gainesville had fielded its first team. " Miller, a native of Gainesville, was enrolled in the University of Virginia at the time and was visited by his father, Phillip Miller, a Gainesville merchant. The elder Miller, who died ten years ago, then owned and operated a combination drug store and stationery store in Gainesville, a popular rendezvous for university students. " While in Charlottesville the father decided to order some pennants and banners for OF from the Michie Company, which was engaged in the manufacture of such items. The Millers went to the firm, where they were shown samples of pennants which featured the Yale bulldog, the Princeton tiger and other school emblems. When the asked for Florida ' s emblem,the Millers realized the new school had none. " Austin Miller said the name ' Alligators ' occurred to him as a suitable emblem, both because the Michie manager said no other school had adopted it and because the alligator was native to this state. ' I had no idea it would stick, or even be popular with the student body ' Miller said. ' We wanted to get the Michie firm started on the pennants as quickly as possible, though, so they would be available in time for the opening of the 1908 school term. ' " The Michie manager complicated the christening when he told young Miller he ' d never seen an alligator and didn ' t believe he could design one. The law student volunteered to find a suitable picture of a ' gator After much search, he said, he located a picture of one in the library of the University of Virginia. " The first appearance of the alligator emblem, Miller recalled was in his father ' s Gainesville store in 1908. The Michie firm had supplied Millers ' with the blue banner six by three feet, showing a large orange alligator, and also with several different types of smaller banners and pennants. Some of them showed the alligator lying down, some rampant, while others included only the alligator ' s head. " The Florida Gator...had been born. Reprinted from the Florida Times-Union, August 2, 1948 Homecoming Parade 177 Univeral Studios and Rock 104 were a huge hit as JAWS the streets of Gainesville. Nobody but the Gators can in the Swamp. The poor UNI Huskies learned this lesson the hard way. 178 What ' s Up U F ' s majorettes lead the band as they perform their routine for the crowd. The Chi Omega pledges walk proudly down University Ave. dressed as their mascot, the owl. Many chapters had members walk the parade route displaying their letters or mascots. The LDSSA float followed the theme of Ghostbusters. Unfortunately for the Huskies, there was nobody for them to call to save the day. HC: Parade 179 family Day Many students and their families participated in Family Day held at Lake Walburg. The day, sponsored by Florida Blue Key and local businesses, involved games and a bar- b-que. Alumni, students, fans and even dogs enoyed Gator The run followed the parade route and the event drew many spectators and participants. University Avenue was crowded with runners as each attempted to finish Gator Gallop first. HC: Parade 181 Enjoying the food, music and weather, students and other Gators flocked to the Sun Center to enjoy the Taste of Homecoming. Even members of Florida Blue Key got involved in the entertainment, as members joined the bands in the tunes. 182 What ' s Up HC:Taste of Homecoming 183 The Taste of Homecoming 1995, on October 21, was a huge success. The event, held at the Sun Center in Downtown attracted thousands of people who enjoyed sampling the food prepared by local restuarants and enjoyed to the many bands that performed during the day. Alberta, one of UF ' s nationally recognized mascots, hugs a ' LH Gator at the Taste of Homecoming in Downtown. The Ricki Lake Show skit allowed fans of all ages to laugh as Ricki makes a joke at the expense of Aubie, Auburn University ' s mascot. The Dazzlers did just that at Gator Growl as they performed a routine. Anthony Clark, of the NBC comedy Boston Common, amused the crowd of 70,000 when he portrayed his sister with braces and headgear. 184 What ' s Up let the gator growl his familiar welcome began as an exasperated cry at a Florida Blue Key chapter meeting. Late one autumn night, members of this prestigious leadership honorary were debating on a name for their homecoming pep rally. Member Kenneth Skaggs gave up and as he headed for the door exclaimed, " Oh, Let the Gator growl! " A tradition was born. Actually the predecessor to Gator Growl began in 1906. The Celebration known as Dad ' s Day welcomed to the new Gainesville campus. The all-male University then boasted 102 students and 16 faculty members. As the university grew, so did the tradition. In 1916, freshmen sporting orange and blue beanies were required to carry their weight in wood to a bonfire held the night before the big Thanksgiving Day game. By 1925, a preceded the rally, winding along the same route used today. Songs, speakers and skits stolen from a separate skit night even gradually became part of the festivities. The Gator Growl and Homecoming weekend had arrived. Red Barber, a sports announcer for WRUF, was the first official emcee of Growl in 1932. State Celebrities and political figures from around the state soon took the place of the local speaker. Eventually those Florida gave way to national entertainers, the likes of which included Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, George Burns, Bill Cosby, Rodney Dangerfield, Jay Leno, Garry Shandling and Sinbad. Technology added to the extravaganza as Growl hit local television in 1961 and in 1979 was featured nationally in a CBS special. The once-traditional bonfire ' s high-tech counterpart is now the largest student-run multimedia show in the world. This year there was more than 100,000 watts of sound and a laser light show that dazzled all. While the times, the university anf the show have changed over the years, Gator Growl remains a orchestrated completely by students. This year, more than 1,000 students dedicated more hours than can be counted to the production of Gator Growl 1995. It truly was a show that lived up to all the hype, of course it is Gator Growl. -Reprinted from Growl program- HO: Gator Growl 185 Is Kevin Pollak a comedian or an actor? " I ' m frequently asked which I prefer... I prefer not to be asked! " Kevin further explains, " As a stand-up, I get to share my twisted view of life with a room full of strangers whose love and validation I truthfully, yet pathetically, crave. Also, as an actor, I get to fulfill a childhood dream of watching my face on a 30-foot screen. Sure, every- " Kevin came body else is Kev watching Tom Cruise, but, hey a to the plate with fellow can dream can ' t he? " the bases loaded, As for dreams being fulfilled... and he drove one after Kevin easily made the deep into the gap sition from class clown to tour- all runners ing pro in the clubs, he scored! " quickly rose to the top of the stand-up scene in his home town - Rob Reiner of San Francisco. Then, in 1982, on Kevin Pollak Kevin took second place in the San Francisco International Stand-up Competition. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles. " It was one year to the day, " Kevin recalls, at.the same time recalling that Robin Williams had taken second place ju st two years prior. " It was time to see if I could bat with the big boys. " In a short period of time Kevin has worked with some extraordinary talent; Rob Reiner, Ron Howard, George Lucas, Johnny Carson and Barry Levinson in Avalon. " Soon after, Kevin was co-starring with Steve Martin in LA Story and Denzel Washington in Ricochet. The big break came with Rob Reiner ' s A Few Good Men. Here, Kevin played with none other than Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Demi More, Tom Cruise, and Jack Nicholson. Kevin remembers, " I ' ll never forget the day that Rob asked me to do the film. It was liked being called up to the majors! " Since A Few Good Men, Kevin has worked non-stop. He starred in Indian Summer with Alan Arkin, Elizabeth Perkins, and Diane Lane. Other film roles have included Grumpy Old Men,with Walter Matthau, Jack Lemon, Ann-Margaret and Daryl Hannah. He also co-starred with Sarah-Jessica Parker, Antonio Banderas and Mia Farrow in the comedy Miami Rhapsody. Kevin is currently starring in Gramercy ' s suspense thriller, The Usual Suspects with Gabriel Byrne and Kevin Spacy. He will soon be seen in Martin Scorsese ' s Casino, opposite Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone. Kevin is currently in production starring opposite Anthony La Paglia in Nowhere Man. 186 What ' s Up Anthony Clark grew up in Lynchburg, Virgina. His formative years were spent with his Southern Baptist mother, brother, step- father and two step-brothers on a tobacco farm. After school (a 22- mile round trip journey), young Clark helped out planting and pulling tobacco. " I ' ve been making people laugh for just as long as I can remember " Being Southern Baptist means you ' re going to hell no matter what you do, so you might as well just put on a helmet and have a good time. " -Anthony Clark on how a Southern Baptist becomes a commedian College in Boston. Today Emerson College boasts such talented alumni as Jay Leno, Norman Lear, Henry Winkler, Denis Leary, and Steven Wright. His experience at work manifested itself on the set of The Thing Called Love. Clark would hang around the set for hours after his call soaking up every fascinating bit of the film process. The assistant director, in good spirit, would tease Clark by saying, " Better get out of costume and make-up or they ' ll use you in another scene. " The movie also provided him with the opportunity to work with his good friend River Phoenix with whom he co-stared in Dogfight. After a mere three experimental shows, in which he directed and performed self-penned material at " open-mike " nights at comedy clubs in Atlanta and Boston, Clark catapulted himself into a top attraction--one of the most in-demand performers on the college and club circuit. He was named the National Comedy Entertainer of the Year by ACTS (American Collegiate Talent Showcase) in 1986. Since then, he has been seen doing comedy specials for MTV, Showtime, and the A E Network. His credits include a stint on Broadway (and the accompanying PBS Masterpiece Theatre film) in the Tony Award winning play, " The Grapes of Wrath. " A lead role in the Warner Brothers motion picture, Dogfight, and the Paramount feature film, The Thing Called Love. Clark earned coveted guest bookings on every major late night television show. Over the past two years Clark has cracked up Arsenio Hall, gone toe-to-toe with Jon Stewart, " wowed " Jay Leno and charmed David Letterman and their audiences. His latest appearance was the 1995 HBO young comedian special with Gary Shandling. Poised and standing on fame ' s doorstep is a refreshing, unjaded talent whose new-fangled style is bound to touch the heartland in all of us. . . Anthony Clark! ber, " deadpans Clark seen how mortified when I was creating weekly after Church A refined version gatherings ' cutups in Clark ' s comedy Singled out and humorous " by his Senior Class, Clark the nation ' s top arts such as Carolina School of Julliard. Clark scholarships and " You should have my mother was hysterics at the staid luncheons. " of his Sunday can still be detected routines today. voted " most High School ' s considered some of schools for dramatic western, North The Arts and mately accepted grants to Emerson Comedians ' Profile 187 homecoming court Mai Dinh - Benton Engineering Council Mai, 23, serves as President of Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society and is a former vice-president of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. Also a member of UF ' s 1991 Preview Orientation Staff, Mai was President of Epsilon Lambda Chi Engineering Leadership Circle and a Campus Diplomat. Mai, the daughter of Khanh and Hong Dinh of Gainesville, is a senior environmental engineering major who plans to attend law school and pursue a career as a patent attorney. Alison Dohrman - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council Alison, who is a 20-year-old senior from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is Director of Florida Blue Key ' s Legislative Affairs Division, New Member Educator of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and a member of Florida Cicerones. Alison is the daughter of Drs. Harriet and David Meyers and Rev. and Mrs. Tom Dorhman. She is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. After graduating with a degree in psy- chology, Alison plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Vilma Martin - Kappa Delta Vilma, a senior majoring in public relations, is the daughter of Vilma Salgado of Sarasota. She is the Associate Producer of Gator Growl, Vice-President of Public Relations for Kappa Delta sorority and a active member of Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary. In addition, she served on the Reitz Union Board of Managers and the Student Conduct Committee. Vilma plans to attend law school and later represent a medical or international organization. 188 What ' s Up m Melissa Busch Chi Omega Victoria Zingarelli Alpha Omicron Pi Laurel Moore Alpha Delta Pi Gabrielle Andres Zeta Tau Alpha Corie Groger Panhellenic Council Amanda Frost Kappa Kappa Gamma Kelly Finn Florida Cicerones Jenni fer Hemingway SAVANT OF Karen Hovis Pi Beta Phi Asheley Galloway Alpha Tau Omega Christine Cover Pi Kappa Alpha Barbi Feldman Florida Players Alpha Psi Omega Tracie Hammersley Order of Omega Angela Ulrich Theta Chi Beth Voyik Reitz Union Board of Managers Jennifer Taylor Phi Delta Theta Georgie Kovaks Omicron Delta Kappa Homecoming Court 189 190 These students act out their winning skit during Growl. The skit mocked the Ricki Lake Show ' s audience and had everyone laughing in the stands. The group earned the right to perform at Growl by winning first place in the skit competition held at the Florida The University of Florida ' s court consisted of Alison Dohrman, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Vilma Martin, of Sarasota, and Queen Mai Dinh, of Gainesville. HC: Gator Growl the making of growl Gator Growl... for most people at OF it is a one night event that allows them to display and celebrate their pride for the Orange and Blue. But, for many others, that night is the reward of many months of hard work. The 1995 edition of Gator Growl was led by Terri Feldman, of East Liverpool, Ohio, who served as of the large-scale event. She had the responsbility of producing the world ' s largest student run pep rally. Terri and approximately 500 students spent thousands of hours working towards the show. Whether it was handling the tickets or coordinating the computer graphics for the video displays, each individual did not only his part but assisted others whenever needed. " It was definitely a team project. It took everybody ' s efforts to make this year ' s show one of the best ever, " said Feldman. Indeed it was one of the best ever, as Gators from all over the country participated via satellite. It was full of spirit, jokes (mostly toward Bulldogs of course) and even had special guest appear- ances from celebs and a fly-by courteousy of the Stealth Bomber. The unbelievable show was a highlight of the year for all Gators. It simply confirmed what we already knew....GATORS RULE!! STATS SCORES UNI 6 0 6 8 20 UF 17 20 14 7 58 NI UF First Downs 16 30 Rushes- yards 53-300 22-189 Passing yards 66 506 Comp-Att-Int 6-16-2 34-54-1 Total Yards 366 695 Penalties-yards 6-32 7-55 Time of Possession 33:26 26:34 kresser The Florida Gators entertained a Homecoming crowd of 84,922 with an impressive 58-20 whipping of the University of Illinois Huskies. The victory improved UF ' s record to 8-0 for just the second time in school history, and kept them in the hunt for the Na- tional Championship. Junior quarterback Eric Kresser led the Fun ' N Gun offense for the first time and set a new school record by passing for 458 yards on 26 of 42 and six touchdowns. The highlight of those six touchdowns was a 96- yarder to Jacquez Green - the second touchdown pass in UF history. Kresser ' s 460 yards in total offense set a school record and was the sixth-best single-game in SEC history. The running game, led by Jackson and Williams, also performed well. The duo combined for 189 yards on 22 car- ries. The Gators wasted little time in get- ting on the scoreboard, scoring in the first minute of the game. By the time the clock struck 00:00 signaling the end of the fourth quarter, eight players scored touchdowns and three quarterbacks, Kresser, Schottenheimer and Brindise, completed passes to 13 The win was crucial for UF ' s hopes to reach the Fiesta Bowl. The win was also important because it was the 15th in UF ' s last 16 Homecoming battles. The Gators ' was certainly one wo rth " calling " home about. Homecoming Game 193 Powering his way down the field, Elijah Williams has been a part of the Fun ' N Gun for two seasons. He was a major in the 189 rushing yards accumulated during the Homecoming Game. Making his first collegiate start, Eric Kresser set school records for passing yards and total yards in the Homecoming contest against the Huskies of Northern Illinois. Catching a 4-yard pass from Kresser, Chris Doering extends UF ' s lead to 14-0 in the first The 1995 season saw Doering set many school and SEC records. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL Draft. Not guilty October 3, the long-running, real life soap opera played its final episode. In " the trial of the century " O.J. Simpson was acquitted in the June 12, 1994 stabbing murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The jury reached its verdict in less than four hours of deliberation, after listening to 133 days of testimony and considering more than 800 pieces of evidence. In a statement made soon after his acquittal, Simpson vowed he would dedicate his life to a search for the real killers. Heartland Horror n April 19, 1995 a car bomb xploded in Oklahoma City, destroying the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building. Among the 169 killed were 19 children who had been in the building ' s day-care center. More than 600 people were injured The force of the blast tore off the building ' s facade and sent it flying 50 feet across the street, where it slammed into another building and came to rest in a parking lot. With the outer wall of the building gone, tumbled out of their offices and into the street where the blast had carved a crater 30 feet wide. Shortly after the explosion, army buddies Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were arrested, charged with the explosion. Their trials were moved to siting an unfair jury pool. The trial is still pending. Amtrak train derailed while crossing a trestle in a remote desert region of Arizona, 55 miles southwest of Pheonix. There was a suspicion of sabotage. Occuring around 1 AM on October 9, 1995, the derailment of Amtrak ' s Sunset Limited, en route from Miami to Los Angeles, sent four of its cars into the gulch 30 feet below the trestle. One person was killed and more than 70 were injured. The derailment was caused by the removal of a metal bar that held two sections of rail together. The culprit installed a wire, disabling a light that would have warned the train ' s crew about the break. The saboteur ' s apparent knowledge about the warning sysrem led to speculation that it might be the work of a railroad employee. Found a the scene was aletter that made reference to the federal sieges at Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho. It was signed " Sons of Gestapo. " The letter raised fears that the derailment was the work of anti-government terrorists, although experts in the field were unfamiliar with the signature. Historic March gathering in Washington D.C. on October 16, 1995 was tremendous. Hundreds of of African-American men converged on the nation ' s capital in to the call from Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam ' s leader, to rally for unity and brotherhood. It was the fourth-largest demonstration in Washington ' s history, and the largest predominately African-American gathering. There were dozens of speakers, including civil right veterans Rosa parks, Dick Gregory and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Stevie Wonder sang and Maya Angelou read a poem that urged the men to do right by themselves and " save your race. " The rally ' s climax was Farrakhan ' s speech in which he led the men in a pledge to " never raise my hand with a knife or gun to beat, cut or shoot...any human being. " He urged the rally to join organizations, gain political control, fight racism and rid their neighborhoods of crime, drugs, and violence. Capt. Scott O ' Grady survived the Bosnian forest by eating bugs; Blue M M ' s made their debut; Women ' s Conference a speech to the United Nations ' s Fourth World on Women, Hillary Rodham Clinton took on the world. Her speech, delivered on September 5, made a call for human rights and freedom of expression, and she said that it was indefensible that many women aho registered for the conference were denied visas or were unable to fully participate. Mrs. Clinton surprised her and the host nation by Beijing for its treatment of private activists who said they were harassed by authorities during a parallel forum held in Huairou, China. The conference platform called for measures to alleviate women ' s poverty, and improve health care, job oppurtunities and education. What ' s Happening! 195 Powell September 1995 Colin Powell embarked on a cross-country book tour to promote his " My American Journey. " As he did this, he also the motion that his next journey might be to the campaign trail, seeking the of the United States in 1996. Powell, 58 years old, is the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the first African-American person to hold the He rose to fame through his leadership in the Persian Gulf War. The views expressed by Powell seem to leave him out of either Republican or Democrat ideals. In his book, he asserts his in free enterprise and lower taxes, and says that he is put off by " patronizing He does, however, support women ' s rights, gun control, and was alarmed by a " troubling mix of and religion " at the 1992 Republican He sees as the " sensible of the American political spectrum, " declaring no allegiance to any political party. He choose not to run for the presidency, family obligations came first. The First Hundred Days Gingrich became the first Speaker of the House in 40 years in January of 1995. Gingrich, narrowly elected as minority whip in 1989, saw his goal to be Speaker in reach when the GOP won a majority of Congressional seats in 1994 and when Minor- ity Leader R obert Mitchel declined to run for another term. Gingrich has proven adept at grabbing headlines and preaching morality. In 1989, he drove Speaker Jim Wright from office with relentless attacks of ethics violations. In 1994, he alleged that one quarter of the White House staff had recently used drugs, a charge that remains unsubstantiated. Gingrich helped orchestrate the " Contract With America " as the GOP ' s national agenda in the 1994 election. It called for a balanced budget amendment, reform and an anti-crime package. In April 1995, his prime time televised speech marked the first time a congressional leader received such coverage. In the address, Gingrich summarized the first 100 days of the new Congress. August: Gainesville is voted 1 city by Money magazine; September: Money magazine ranks OF 4; Miss OK wins Miss America wearing a swimsuit; Wuerffel graces the cover of SI; October: OJ is found not guilty; Pope is in NY; November: 196 What ' s Happening Seeking Election Senator Bob Dole became the sixth to formally announce his candidacy for the White House. This is the third presidential attempt for Dole, who unsuccessfully ran in primaries in 1980 and 1988. His intention is to cut taxes, balance the budget and " lead America back into her place in the sun. " Dole began his political career in 1951, serving in the Kansas legislature. He served in the House of Representatives from 1961 through 1969 and has been a Senator since. Dole ' s latest bid to become president does not have precedence on its side only three times have sitting Senators been elected President. Age is another factor that may discourage voters. If elected, Dole would be 73 years old upon entering office. This would make him the oldest newly elected president in history. Seeking Reelection Bill Clinton entered the third year of his term as no president has done for 40 years- with a Republican Congress. As he began this new year, he resolved to " put aside partisan differences. " In April the Senate passed a bill that cut S16 billion from various social programs while sparing other items favored by Clinton. Although the President called the bill " the model of how we can work together, " the gap re- mained wide over such issues as tax cuts, welfare reform and spending reductions. Although cautious in dealing with the new Congress, Clinton has raised his profile and taken a firm stand on issues. He said he would try to work with the Republicans on their agenda, but would " no doubt " veto some of their proposals. On April 14 Clinton filed the necessary documents to run for reelection. Rabbin is killed; Shelby Cox disappears; US government shuts down; Lombar di considers leaving OF for Johns Hopkins; December: US intervenes in Bosnia; Israel and Syria resume peace talks; January; Blizzard snows in most of US; 10th anni What ' s Happening 197 Middle East Peace Accord Signed sight you see before you ... was impossible, was unthinkable, just three years ago. " Israeli ' s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin told those present at the East Room of the White House. The " sight " was the Septmeber 28, 1995, signing of an accord between Israel and the PLO that would end Israel ' s military occupation of the West Bank cities and lay the foundation for a Palestinian state. President Clinton presided over the ceremony which featured two hours of speeches and pageantry before an audience of diplomats, foreign ministers, Cabinet secretaries and members of Congress. The agreement outlines the process for gradual withdrawl of Israeli troops and transfer of governing authority for Palestinian self-rule in thiry percent of the West Bank. It also allows for Palestinian elections and the release of 5,000 Palestinian prisoners being held by Israel. versary of Challenger; Hillary to testify before Whitewater panel; February: Clinton testifies before Whitewater panel; Buchanan upsets a few primaries; Magic Johnson returns to the Lakers; Fat free fat is introduced; March: Florida primary 198 Current Events The Peace Process Wilt Continue Holy Visit for a few days, a religious man dominated the headlines. And for a change it gave Americans something good to talk about. The newsmaker was Pope John Paul II, and the occasion was his visit to the U.S. in early October. The 75 year old pontiff began his five day visit by addressing the United Nations General Assembly in conjunction with the organization ' s 50th anniversary. During his stay, the pope celebrated Mass in both New york and New Jersey. Rainy, windy weather did little to dampen the spirits of the faithful who gathered to hear him speak. In Baltimore, he addressed an audience at the baseball stadium and lunched at a soup kitchen before flying back to Rome. Throughout his visit, the pope called for greater attention to the needs of the less fortunate. rime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was shot to death on Novem ber 4, moments after telling cheering thousands that " people really want peace. " Rabin was a war hero who became a peacemaker, and police said an Israeli described by friends as a rightwinger confessed to firing the fatal shots. Rabin, 73, had descended from a city hall balcony and was about to get into his limousine when the gunman fired three bullets from close range, hitting him in the back and stomach. As crowd members surged the shooting scene, Rabin ' s car raced to Tel Aviv ' s Ichilov Hospital. The assassination- the first of an Israeli leader since the founding of the state in 1948- stunned the nation. World leaders from President Clinton to Yasser Arafat reacted with sorrow and outrage, declaring that the peace process would continue. Princess Di agrees to divorce Charles; Alexander and Forbes call it quits after Dole wins landslide; U.S. servicemen are sentenced in Okinawa rape case; F. Lee Bailey reports to Tallahassee jail; Scientists develop an identical clone. What ' s Happening 199 W Troops to Bosnia The first U.S. Apache and Blackhawk helicopters roared into Bosnia on December 24, a tangible sign of a NATO mission commanders said was on target and taking control of front-line positions. While the eight American helicopters, part of the 1st Armored Division, were arriving in the northern city of Tuzla, the headquarters for U.S. troops, French soldiers were extending control in Sarajevo, where a curfew was lifted for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. French troops seized front-line checkpoints north of the city, and took over part of a large resort in Serb-held Ilidza wesr of Sarajevo that is to become NATO headquarters. They also reached agreement with Serbs and the Muslim-led government on an initial pullback from front-line positions around the Bosnian capital. In Sarajevo itself, the city ' s people strolled peaceful streets into the early morning. Hope had come with Bosnian Conflict continued NATO air strikes and U.N. peace efforts, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia rages on, With no letup in sight. 1995 began with a four month ceasefir e mediated by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, but the truce didn ' t put an end to the fighting. The former Yugoslavia has been the scene of a civil war since June of 1991. The fighting intensified in 1992 after the republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina declared its independence. Bosnian Serbs, seeking independence from Bosnia, began their siege of the capital, April: Federal Agents catch the infamous " Unabomber, " Theodore Kaczynski; Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown dies in a plane crash over Croatia; The Menendez brothers are convicted of murdreing their parents; 7 year old Jessica Dubroff ' s plane goes down in Wyoming killing her, her father and flight instructor. 200 Current Events The Release of Harry Wu Sarajevo, as the European community and the United States formally recognized Bosnia. More than 200,000 people have been killed or are missing since the fighting began. In May 1995, NATO planes attacked Serb ammunition depots. The Serbs responded by attacking " safe areas, " killing many and taking hundreds of U.N. peace keepers hostages. In June, Serbs downed a U.S. F-16 over northern Bosnia. The pilot, Air Force Captain Scott O ' Grady, hid for six days until he was rescued by U.S. The conflict and the peace talks continue. August 24, 1995, human rights activist Harry Wu set foot on American soil after being imprisioned in China for 66 days. Wu, a native of China and a naturalized citizen of the United States, had been taken into custody on June 19 while trying to enter China at a remote border crossing. He was convicted on charges of stealing state secrets and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Within hours, however, he was released and deported, in an apparent attempt to improve delicate relations between the U.S. and China. Wu ' s trip to China had been one of several clandestine treks he had made since 1991 for the purpose of researching and filming evidence of abuses in China ' s prison labor camps. His efforts had resulted in television documentaries that gained international attention. It was a hero ' s welcome that greeted Wu as he stepped off the plane in San Fransisco International Airport. Crowded around his wife, Ching- Lee, were dozens of supporters carrying " Welcome Home " signs, yellow ribbons and roses. A few days after his return, Wu and his wife cut sown the yellow ribbon that had been hanging throughout his imprisonment on the City Hall of his hometown of Milpitas, California. What ' s Happening 201 France Tests nuclear Bomb resumed underground nuclear testing on September 5 when it detonated a device under a remote stoll in the South Pacific. Worldwide protests preseded the nuclear test, and criticism from the world followed it. Anti-nuclear demonstrations were staged in various parts of the world, including Paris, Tokyo, Switzerland, Australia, and Hiroshima. Two days of rioting, looting and firebombing exploded in Papeete, Tahiti, which lies about 750 miles from the test site. Two ships, part of a Greenpeace " peace flotilla, " were stormed and captured by French commandos nearby. France ' s President Jacques Chirac defended the tests, saying they would provide information allowing France to conduct computer-stimulated tests in the future. Chirac also said that more tests were planned, but that France would sign a global test-ban treaty at their conclusion. A Star is Photographed first detailed image of a distant star shows that the red giant Betelgeuse has a single, gargantuan hot spot that may be 12,000 degrees and an atmosphere extending much farther into space than was once thought. A Hubble Space Telescope image of Betelgeuse gives for the first time details of a star other that the sun and suggests that it may have dramatic physical differences from the sun. " We have looked into space and have seen the face of a star, " said Andrea Gaseous Pillars in M16 Hubble Space Teles Deady Hurricane Season Eagle Nebula • WFPC2 Dupree of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Massachusetts. " It is . " Betelgeuse, 500 light years from the earth, is the shoulder star in the constel lation Orion, the Hunter. It is the seventh brightest star in the winter sky of the hemisphere and appears to have a reddish tint to the naked eye. evening of Oct ober 5, 1995 urricane Opal came ashore on Florida ' s Gulf Coast, packing sustained winds of 125 miles per hour. Before it was through, the storm had killed at least 20 people in four states and caused at least $1.8 billion in damages to insured making it the third-costliest storm in U.S. history. Hurricane Opal swung east toward Florida after striking Mexico ' s Yucatan Peninsula. The storm destroyed or damaged thousands of homes and businesses along a 120 mile stretch of the Florida Panhandle. Many of its residents were still recovering from and repairing damage inflicted by Hurricane Erin two months earlier. Opal caused the seas to rise 15 feet and swept away nearly everything on the lower floors of homes and businesses along the edge of the Gulf Coast. Power outages were widespread, and there were many incidents of looting. Some of the hurricane ' s victims were allowed to return home a week after fleeing, even though the water, electricity and sewer services had not been restored. Others, from more severely damaged areas, had to wait longer. The 1995 season was one of the worst in history. More storms were named than had been before during one season in the 20th century. What ' s Happening 203 What ' s Hot What ' s Not CD-ROM games Sega Estrogen patches Nicotine patches Hip huggers Palazzo pants Web sites Bulletin boards Transient sports teams Greedy team owners Power yoga Aerobics 24-hour news shows Talk shows Dateline 60 Minutes Marriott Ritz-Carlton Hummer Bronco Men ' s movement Women ' s movement Barbie Loni Anderson HMV Tower Records Mega-mergers Hostile takeovers Polartec fleece Chenille CK jeans CK ads George Vanity Fair Medicare Health care Asylum Milkbar George Clooney David Caruso Courteney Cox Courtney Love Hush Puppoes Timberlands Isaac Mizrahi Calvin Klein Exhaling Inhaling Model Tyson Beckford Mike Tyson Striped Bass Kansas City Prime Fen phen from a doctor Slimfast from a store Green Day The Grateful Dead Tommy Cologne Joop! Internet shopping TV shopping Unemployment checks Paychecks A bs Chests Bernini Allure Johnnie Cochran Chris Darden Windows 95 OS 2 Babe Porky Pig " Pinky and the Brain " " Mystery Science Theater 3000 " " Friends " " The Crew " Colin Powell Pete Wilson Talking about sex Doing it Panama City Daytona Beach Studying Christmas treeing it Po ' Boys Subs Winnie the Pooh Mickey Mouse Saved By the Bell reruns Showgirls Old Navy The new Gap The Link Kaos Alanis Morisette Madonna Billyball Lon Kruger Part reprinted from the Phila. Inquirer A Final Farewell Lana Turner, actress; Jerry Gascia, singer; Mickey Mantle, baseball great; Rose Kennedy, 104; Harold Wilson, Former Prime Minister of Britian; James Merrill, founder of Merrill Lynch; George Abbott, Broadway writer, directer, and producer; Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers; Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Prime Minister; James Herriot, author; Jonas Salk, polio vaccination developer; Eva Gabor, actress; Ginger Rogers, dancer; Howard Cosell, broadcaster; J. William Fulbright, Congressman; Margaret Chase Smith, Congresswoman; Elizabeth Montgomery, actress; Ida Lupino , actress; Peter Cook, comedian; Wolfman Jack, radio disc jockey; Burl Ives, singer; Stephen Spender, poet; Oveta Culp Hobby, women ' s activist; Warren Burger, former Chief Justice; Bessie Delany, wrote famous memoir; Pancho Gonzalez, tennis player; Selena, singer; Eazy E, rap artist; Juan Manuel Fangio, car jockey; Willaim Kunstler, lawyer;Alexander Godunov, ballet dancer; Krissy Taylor, model; Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist; Dorothy Maynor, soprano recital artist; Morton Gould, Sergei Grinkov, ice skater; Joseph Brodsky, poet; Jerry Siegel, Superman creator; Harold Brodkey, author; John Testrake, pilot; Guy Madison, actor; Gene Kelly, actor;Audrey Meadows, actress; Martin Balsam, actor; Brownie McGee, blues singer; Charles 0. Finley, former owner of Oakland A ' s; Eva Hart, last survivor of Titanic; Eleanor Clark, writer; Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, former CA governer; McLean Stevenson, actor; Max Rudolf, conductor; Kingsley Amis, writer; Hope Montgomery Scott, socialite; Junior Walker, saxophonist Dow Jones in 1995 Monthly closes. 5,500 Dec. 1995 Close: 5,117.12 Dec. 1994 Close: 3,834.44 5,000 4500 4,000 3.500 D J F M A M J J AS 0 N 1994 1995 Bloomberg Business News What ' s Happening 205 Hootie hits the Charts during the summer of ' 95 it seemed as though ootie and the Blowfish were playing erytime you turned on the radio. The four man rock group that seemed to come out of nowhere and dominated the audio scene did not go unnoticed on the video scene. Hootie, featuring vocals by lead singer Darius Rucker, won an MTV award for best new artist for their video, " Hold My Hand. " The presentation was made at the 12th annual MTV Video Music Awards held in September at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Dennis Miller hosted the ceremony, which included awards to Tom Petty for best Male Video, " You Don ' t Know How It Feels, " and Madonna for best female video, " Take A Bow. " TLC won video of the year for " Waterfalls, " a cautionary AIDS song. While presenting best rap video award to Dr. Dre, Madonna lashed out a Republican presidental candidate Bob Dole for his previous criticism of the violent, sexist lyrics of some rap records. Biggest winners of the night included TLC and Weezer each of whom had to make room on their mantels for four awards. Gingrich george clooney Deadheads Mourn leader of the Grateful Dead was gone. Jerry Garcia, co-founder of rock music ' s the Grateful Dead, died of a heart attack while in a drug rehabilitation center in suburban San Francisco. The guitarist, composer and singer passed away on August 9th, just eight days after his 53rd birthday. Deadheads quickly gathered to note the passing of their fallen leader. Crowds formed in public areas in San Francisco, Garcia ' s hometown, and in other cities to share their loss. A single red rose was tied to a tree in front of the San Francisco address where the Dead began in 1964. The Grateful Dead blended rock, bluegrass and folk flavors into their own sound. Although studio recordings by the group are rare- the most recent in 1989- the Grateful Dead remained a very popular concert attraction. Jerry Garcia had the rare distinction of having an ice cream flavor named for him- Ben Jerry ' s " Cherry Garcia. " The company ' s founders said that Garcia had inspired their business philosophy. Yes! Yes! I know it ' s hard for Lisa Marie People to believe., an Presley Michael Night Fever Tidbits Foam dancing was popular in New York The Threetles (Beatles) released two new songs featuring John ' s voice Digital Cafes popped up Disney bought ABC Madonna announced she was a Child in November ' 96 Friends, ER, Frasier, Boston Commons, and Ned Stacy are big on TV Calvin and Hobbes was discontinued A mouse was bred without hair or an immune system and fitted with a plastic mold sealed with human cartilage cells Drag was popular in the movies JKF Jr. had a verbal disagreement with his girlfriend on an NY street Jackie ' s estate went up for auction What ' s Happening 207 put headlights in it. " or -Oksana Baiul on her new hair col polyester . " Two Victors was a match between two players vying for the top posi- tion in women ' s tennis. On September 9 Germany ' s Steffi Graf emerged as 1 as she beat Monica Seles in New York to win her fourth U.S. title. For Graf, it was the third consecutive Grand Slam title, coming after victories at Wimbledon and at the French Open. " Nothing can ever come close to this one. I had a lot of obstacles to overcome, " said Graf, who played with a bone bruise on one foot. Another complication was Graf ' s father who is serving time in a German prison on tax fraud charges. In spite of her defeat on the tennis court, Monica seles feels like a victor of sorts. This loss was the first in a dozen matches that marked her inspired return to tennis after a two year absence. Seles had been stabbed in the back by a deranged fan at a match in Hamburg Germany. " It has been very exciting to me playing again, " Seles said. " As long as I keep fun, that is what is going to matter to me most. " despite playing nowhere near their est, the Dallas Cowboys won their third Super Bowl in four seasons on (LINE January 18, beating Pittsburgh 27-17. And they did it behind the heroics of cornerback Larry Brown, whose career has been spent in the shadow of glamour guys named Troy, Michael, Emmitt and Deion. " We did it! We did it! We did it! " exulted coach Barry Switzer. With this win the Cowboys placed themselves in elite company. No team has gotten that many Super Bowl titles in such a short span. These Cowboys, basically the same mix of stars and blue-collar workers who won twice under Jimmy Johnson, went just as far with the oft-maligned Barry Switzer. Switzer had a trying season as Johnson ' s replacement His every move was dissected, and when he goofed, as in the fourth and 1 play at Philadelphia that was the low point in the season or Dallas, he was vilified. Switzer, just like his players, earned the right to brag. months, baseball fans were talking about The Streak. With each game he played, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. drew one game closer to breaking one of " unbreakable " records. In 1939, Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig retired after having appeared in 2,130 games, an accomplishment that surely would never be equalled, In 1995, Ripken not only equalled it — he surpassed it! On September 6, 1995, Ripken took the field, as he had done in every Orioles game since May 30, 1982, to play against the California Angels. This was consecutive game 2,131, but not until the fifth inning, when baseball games became official. When the fifth inning came, exploded and cameras flashed, as 10 foot banners bearing " 2-1-3-1 " were unfurled in the outfield stands of Baltimore ' s Camden Yards. The fans stood and cheered for Ripken, who emerged from the dugout and gave his jersey to his wife and two children. His teammates pushed a Ripken back out onto the field where he made a " thank you " lap around the ballpark, shaking hands with the fans. The ovation lasted 22 minutes. Befitting a hero, Ripken hit a home run in the game won by the Orioles 4-2. Cleveland Indians and the Atlanta Braves squared off in the first World Series in two years. This was, perhaps the first between teams with politically incorrect nicknames. The hard hitting Indians compiled a lofty team batting average of .291 for the season, while the Braves pitching staff, led by Greg Maddux (19-2), was widely acknowledged to be the game ' s best. It was a Series of the bats vs. the arms. And in the end, the arms were aloft in The Braves won the World Series in six games, after taking a two- games-to-none lead in their home park. They won the Series on their return to Atlanta with a 1-0 victory marked by David Justice ' s home run and the one hit pitching of Tom Glavine, who was named Series MVP. Seles and Capriatti return to tennis; The Olympic torch pawed through Gainesville on July 5. What ' s Happening! Business Education Architecture Medicine Agriculture Forestry Engineering Journalism Law Fine Arts The University Gallery is a place for students in the of Fine Arts to display their works. The fountain visitors to the gallery. Weimer Hall is the home of the College of Journalism and Communications. It also house the school ' s radio and television stations. The nonconventional design of the Architecture building is representative of the college ' s focus on creativity based on proven methods of construction. Honors students from the College of Engineering help portray a positive image of their college by hosting events and involving the in the endeavors of the college. 208D • Academics The university offers one of the most comprehensive academic programs in the nation. There are 16 undergraduate colleges and schools, more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, almost 200 graduate degree programs, professional schools of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine, and interdisciplinary studies allows you to design your own major. While it is the student body which defines the character of an institution it is ultimately the institution ' s faculty which defines its quality and reputation. The university has a distinguished faculty of over 4,000 including 54 eminent scholar chairs, 19 Fulbright scholars, a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, the co-inventor of the jet engine, the inventors of Gatorade and Bioglass (the first man-made material to bond with human tissue), five of the 1,000 most quoted scientists, one of four charter members of the Solar Hall of Fame, three winners of NASA ' s top research award, and 80% of the art faculty are listed in Who ' s Who in American Art. The University of Florida • 209 The University of Florida has matured into one of the nation ' s distinctive universities. A land- grant institution with a distinguished record of academic leadership, the University of Florida today is also a leading research institution. In 1985, the university was admitted into the Association of American Universities (AAU). This prestigious organization ' s 60 member institutions represent North America ' s preeminent graduate research schools. The University of Florida is the only AAU member in Florida. Along with the University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, University of Texas, as well as Duke, Rice, Vanderbilt and Tulane universities, OF is considered one of America ' s great educational leaders and takes its rightful place among institutions like Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the MIT. 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. Lombardi earned his bachelor ' s degree from Pomona College and his master ' s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. He has also Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and the University of California at Los Lombardi came to the University of Florida from Johns Hopkins University, where he was pro- vost 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 department of the Bloomington campus where he became a professor 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 Activities (MUCIA), as the director of the MUCIA Cooperative program in Malaysia, and as the American director of a Foreign Area Fellowship Program cooperative project in Lombardi also taught at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. A long term interest in international education 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 Language Center. The Venezuelan 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 interdiscipli- nary programs for the Florida 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 Foreign Language fellowship, and grants from Fundacion Simon Bolivar and Fundacion Creole in Venezuela. He also has received grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Tinker Foundation and MUCIA. A specialist in Latin American history, Lombardi is the author of seven books focused primarily on Venezuela. His wife, Cathryn Lee Lombardi, co-authored one of his books and illustrated two others. Lombardi has contributed many scholarly 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. Considered an expert on small computers, Lombardi has served on many committees and task forces related to 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 three 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 University and received his master ' s degree from the University of Florida. Mary Ann graduated with her bachelor ' s degree from the University of Michigan. the aim of the College of Agriculture is to provide students with the best possible education for service in the professions of agricultural business, technology and scien ce. They do this by employing internationally known, award-winning professors, and using state-of-the-art equipment. Majors are offered in a variety of fields including Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education and Communication, Agricultural Operations Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, Botany, Dairy Science, Entomology and Nematology, Food and Resource Economics, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Horticultural Sciences, Microbiology and Cell Science, Plant Pathology, Poultry Science, Soil and Water Science, and Statistics. White, a vegetable crop specialist, inspects a cabbage crop for any damage caused by bugs or the weather. An entomologist, Phil Stansly checks a citris crop for damage by an Oriental moth. The moths can do a lot of damage to crops. 212 • Academics Agriculture is a very important field. Our everyday lives depend on the work of people in the field agriculture. Horse breeding is an important aspect of the College of Agriculture. Agronomist Raymond Gallaher inspects a handful of compost-treated soil. Agriculture • 213 The professors are really good and you get make models. I think the best professor I had was Kim Tanzer for Design 3. She is really down to earth. John Kuehn Architecture, 2LS Ilpo Haarala works on a project. This project is used to show his creativity and understanding of structures. Two students prepare their projects for display outside the College of Architecture gallery. School of Building Construction College Council • Sigma Lambda Chi • Student Constructors and Cost Engineers • Student Contractors and Builders Association • Associated Builders and Contractors • National Association of Minority Contractors • Construction Association of America • American Institute of Construction • American Society of Landscape Architects • Alpha Rho Chi 214 • Academics Established as a college in 1925, the College of Architecture has grown to be one of the largest design, planning and construction institutions in the U.S. It provides education, research and service for Florida, the nation, and the world. A unique aspect of the college is the scope of its professional disciplines which include architecture, building construction, interior design and landscape architecture. The M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building had its beginning in 1935 as a offered through the architecture program and in 1957 it became a department. In 1976 the school was established, and was among the first programs to be accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. Students post their designs and drawings for an class on the wall of one of the classrooms. Working on a model of a city is William Bleich. The model uses to form the shapes of the buildings, and then a facade is placed over it. American Institute of Architecture Students • Institute of Business Designers • American Society of Interior Designers • Student Planning Association Architecture, Building Construction • 215 More than 26,000 students have earned or accounting degrees since the college was founded in 1926. Accounting has been program for more than 60 years, but the School of was established in 1977 and was the Fisher School of Accounting in 1985. The college ' s objectives are to provide a broad formal instructional foundation for responsible participation in business, the professions and government; to stimulate interest in social, economic, and civic responsibilities; to develop competence in making business decisions and in evaluating policy; to offer areas of specialization for students wishing to pursue the more tradi- tional majors within business; and especially, to encourage intellectual inquiry. Students check their grades on a recent exam. The class was offered by the department of Descision and Science. A couple of friends discuss the material coverd in one of the business courses as they walk through the courtyard to their next class. Beta Gamma Sigma • American Marketing • Association for Computing Machines • Delta Sigma Pi 216 • Academics I chose general business useful enjoyed the way Dr. Denslow taught. He is a really nice Matthew Matz General Business and Advertising, 4BA The College of Business Administration holds a majority of its classes in Matherly Hall. Picnic tables in the business courtyard make great places to study as these students can verify. Undergraduate Economics Society • Financial Management Association • Decision and Informational Sciences Society • Society for Human Resource Management • International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management • Alpha Kappa Psi • Beta Alpha Psi • Florida Accounting Association • Fisher School of Accounting Stu dent Council Business and Accounting • 217 I think working in the EDEP program and my internship have really helped to prepare me for my own classroom Michelle Zeiler Education, 3ED An intern at Alachua Elementary School helps a fourth grade student with his assignment. Lynn Beville, a teacher at Alachua Elementary School, is working on her masters degree. Education College Council • Association for Childhood Education International • Florida Student National Education Association • Minority Student Education Guild • Student Council for Exceptional Children • Student Reading Council 218 • Academics It began as a department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1906. Seven years later the 242 education students moved into Peabody Hall. Norman Hall became the home of the college and the P.K. Yonge Laboratory School in the 1930s. The lab school has since moved off campus. The college now has five departments, 85 faculty members and 1600 undergraduate and graduate students. The college ' s mission is to prepare exemplary professional practitioners and scholars; to generate, use and disseminate knowledge about teaching, learning and human development; and to collaborate with others to solve critical educational and human problems in a diverse global society. Barbara Wate rs, who is working on her specialized degree, tells fourth grade students the history of Thanksgiving before they eat their turkey. At Alachua Elementary School a third grade intern distributes papers to the students. Counselor Education Student Association • Kappa Delta Pi • Phi Lambda Theta Education • 219. Under the leadership of its first dean, John Benton, the college was established in 1910. In 1928 graduate programs were established in chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. The graduate program graduated its first woman in 1955. Since starting with only a handful of students and faculty the college has grown to almost 6,500 students. The college has research facilities that cover all aspects of engineering. These facilities include one of the first university-based research and training nuclear reactors, the Engineering Center for Particle Science and Technology, and the Center for Wetlands and Water Resources Research. Benton Engineering Council • Epsilon Lambda Chi • Florida Engineering Society Albert helps cook at the Civil Engineering Annual Bar-B-Q during Homecoming. A concrete canoe team member practices their paddling skills in preparation for the national competition in Washington, 220 • Academics I chose biomedical engineering because I ' m interested in both medicine and engineering. Professors Martendela and James Hersley are good. Their willingness to help one on one is good Jeff Ramanad Biomedical Engineering, 1LS Students at the Fair show the public various research projects and demonstrations. Members of the steel bridge competition team work to achieve a fast time in southeast regional event. Society of Black Student Engineers • Society of Hispanic Engineering Students • Society of Woman Engineers • Tau Beta Pi • Alpha Epsilon • Alpha Nu Sigma • Alpha Pi Mu • Chi Epsilon • Eta Kappa Nu • Pi Tau Sigma • Sigma Gama Tau • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Engineering • 221 I ' ve always been interested in art and graphic design. Also, all the professors are so enthusiastic. Jo Peterson is great because she helps you out and makes you want to take it further. Cathi Cannon Drawing and Graphic Design, 3FA Some students of the College A student paints particle-board college of Fine Arts show as a part of enthusiasm for their college. her class project. Music Educators National Conference Collegiate Chapter • Kappa Kappa Psi • Tau Beta Sigma • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia • Sigma Alpha Iota • Pi Kappa Lambda • American Guild of Organists • Guild of Carillonneurs in North America • Student Art League • Florida Players • Floridance Company 222 • Academics The development of fine and performing arts at the university began over 80 years ago. In 1927 a Division of Music was organized with a focus on the performances of the Men ' s Glee Club (formed in 1907) and the band. Two years later a Department of Painting was established. Another big step was taken in 1948 when the Division of Music became a department and the Department of Painting became the Department of Art. The Department of Theater was in 1975, the same time the College of Fine Arts split from the College of Architecture. The university ' s commitment to the arts extends beyond the development of professional and programs for students majoring in the arts to include all students, faculty, staff and community members. Painting the frame of his art project is a fine art ' s student. The final projects were displayed for a week in and around the college. wo students reinforce cardboard that they will use for their WARP project. The projects were meant to convey a message. Florida Potter ' s Guild • voxGRAPHIS • Art History Association • Alpha Psi Omega Theater Honorary Fraternity Fine Arts • 223 of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation use science-based techniques to manage renewable biological resources for social and economic benefits. They face the challenge of working with natural and modern technology to tackle expanding needs and expectations of a land base such as public lands in national, state and municipal forests; parks, and preserves; private lands of individuals and companies; and urban and community in the United States and around the world. Degrees are offered in the programs of Forestry, Wildlife Ecology and Natural Resource Conser- vation. During a winter freeze some of the school ' s plants, and the fence near Newins- Ziegler Hall froze over. Most of the plants made it through the freeze unharmed. A professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation works on her research involving plant pathogens. School of Forest Resources and Conservation Student Council • Forestry Club 224 • Academics the school ' s students enjoy the benefits of smaller class sizes, active student organizations, modern classroom facilities, ready access to field environments for laboratory exercises, close contact with potential employer groups and an excellent faculty engaged in research and educational programs. Newins-Ziegler Hall is the home of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation. A citrus tree that is maintained by the school is frozen over after a hard freeze. Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters • Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society • Xi Sigma Pi Forest Resources and Conservation • 225 The goal is to aid others to improve performance capabilities and to derive physiological and psychological benefits from sport and exercise programs. Many achievements are made possible by the collaborations of faculty from different disciplines. A woman takes part in a study while a student of the college monitors her progress. While walking on a a gentleman gets his blood pressure checked. Florida Association for Professional Health Educators • Student Athletic Training Delta Psi Kappa • Leisure Education and Parks Students • Health and Human Performance College Council 226 • Academics Helping others to protect, maintain and their health is the College of Health and Human Performance. Three degree programs are offered through the college: Exercise and Sport Science, Health Science Education, and Recreation, Parks and Tourism. There are a wide variety of career opportunities for graduates of this college. The Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences offers opportunities in studying physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. The of Health Science Education prepares students to enter the field of health education. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism focuses on understanding the role and of leisure activities. A student from the college tests her arm strength and tries to improve it by lifting weights. While riding a stationary bike a man has his heart rate checked using a blood pressure guage. Rho Phi Lambda • Association for Worksite Health Promotion Health Human Performance • 227 The College of Health Related Professions is one of the largest and most diversified health education institution in the Southeast. It became a prototype of allied health education when it was established in 1958 as the first of health related professions to be located at a health center. Allied health professionals study and work as team members with other health professionals-- physicians, dentists and nurses--thereby improving patient care and enriching the of health practitioners. Curricula are offered in the areas of occupational therapy, physical therapy and services. Playing with toys, including stuffed bears, is all part of the research done as part of parent-child interaction therapy. Working out with balls, mats, and boxes may seem to a return to elementary school, but in reality these exercises improve range of motion in patients who have been in sur- gery or have recently gotten hurt. Alpha Eta Society • Student Occupational Therapy Association 228 • Academics Health care in today ' s complex society requires a wide range of skills and knowledge, and the opportunities for a career are limitless. Dr. Michael Crary, professor of communicative disorders reviews a radiograph of an esophogeal muscle. Kellie Holtzclaw supervises her son ' s using discipline taught by Dr. Shelia Eyberg with the help of student Rebecca Foote Florida Occupational Therapy Association • American Occupational Therapy Association • Student Physical Therapy Association • Rehabilitation Association Health Related Professions • 229 Public Relations covers a broad variety things in the communications field. Fisher Harris in the McKnight Scholarship Office and Dr. Griffith are very helpful. Angela Haney Public Relations, 3JM Directing the cameras, and checking the sound of a program is journalism student Dave Wax. Anderson fixes the quality of the sound in one of the college ' s radio stations. Society of Professional Journalists • Society of Newspaper Design • Advertising Society • Magazine Society • Kappa Tau Alpha • Public Relations Student Society of America • Pi Rho Sigma 230 • Academics The college of Journalism and Communication has four departments--Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism and Telecommunications. Students gain experience working at the college ' s three radio stations and two television stations, working with the Alligator and the Gainesville Sun and working in internship programs. The college is supported heavily by the communication ' s industry. Newspapers, broadcast stations, advertising agencies and public relations firms all support the college through generous donations of money, professional time, scholarships, internships and jobs. Journalism and telecommunication majors have won Hearst Journalism Writing and Broadcast News competitions in 16 of the last 35 years. During a newscast Shanette Riley tells the anchors which camera and which teleprompter to direct their attention to. Brian Cambell, from the classical music station, announces the next piece that he will play. Radio, Television News Directors Association • Alpha Epsilon Rho Journalism Communication • 231 In 1909 the College of Law was founded and was housed in two rooms of Thomas Hall. Its first permanent home, Bryan Hall, was completed in 1914. Now the college ' s facilities include Holland. Hall and Bruton-Geer Hall. The college prides itself in the fact that no other law school has produced as many presidents of the American Bar Association in the past 20 years. Also, graduates of the college make up more than 40% of Florida ' s bar and benches. Its mission is to produce competent and compassionate professionals for service throughout and beyond Florida, and to become a major contributor to legal and public policy research. Holland Hall, along with Bruton-Geer Hall, is the home of the law school. It became the school ' s home after it moved from Bryan Hall. Law students study and perform research in the Richard B. Stephens Tax Research Center. 232 • Academics Our law school provides students an opportunity to learn the multi-facited, evolving standards in contemporary law, yet continues to instill a traditional sense of Anglo-American Kevin Mayeux Law, 8CD Judges of the Court of Appeals preside over the finals of the annual Mock Court Competition. Bruton-Geer Hall and the Marcia Schott Memorial Courtyard are just part of the school. Law • 233 the college ' s courses foster creative thinking and critical reasoning, while introducing students to a broad range of knowledge and experience. in an increasingly technical society, it is more important than ever that tomorrow ' s leaders posess an intellectual foundation based on a well-rounded and comprehensive education. A professor points out the correct answer to a couple of students. In the department of chemestry a graduate student shows off the lab that he does his research in. 234 • Academics The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences stands at the heart of academic life. It provides with an intellectual foundation upon which they can develop scholastically and The college offers students an academic environment in which they learn how to communicate effectively, to reason and to comprehend the traditions and institutions that have shaped this world. The college thus seeks to prepare students as citizens and to empower them as leaders. Ever mindful of national and international the college endeavors to foster a healthy cultural, ethnic and racial diversity among and faculty. Once a semester a Native American dwelling is set up on the Reitz Union North Lawn so this professor can teach his students through hands on experience. A professor works out an exam problem for a student using his graphing calculator. Liberal Arts Sciences • 235 Preparation for the medical field requires a difficult schedule as well as hours of intensive hands on training. The College of Medicine provides the chance for students to perform diagnostic, therapeutic, p reventative and health maintenance services. The college offers in-depth and rigorous study in the basic and medical sciences. The College of Nursing is housed within Shands Hospital allowing students a practical education in the real world. Because of the location, nursing students have opportunities for supervised observation and practice in the selected phases of health care in many areas of the hospital including outpatient clinics, an ambulatory care unit, a pschiatric unit, and hospital units for seriously ill patients. As part of a study of baby-care strategies used in hospital newborn nurseries, nurse-scientist Gene Anderson seeks to determine which approaches best promote healthy growth and development. Here Anderson helps bathe a newborn. Dr. Judy McFetridge, a nursing researcher, monitors the cardiac response of a patient by using an emotional stressor test. McFetridge is studying the relationship bvetween emotional stressors and heart attacks in women. College of Nursing Student Council • Florida Student Association • Sigma Theta Tau 236 • Academics Nursing is a dynamic interactive process to promote, maintain and restore wellness, to prevent illness and to treat human responses to illness through people ' s life spans. Nursing Medicine • 237 Two researchers the accuracy and feasabilty of a new piece of medical equipment. Certified nurse-midwife Marie Norris helps patient Ruth Fulton hear the of her baby. The College of Pharmacy is among the top pharmacy schools in the nation and one of the few located in an academic health science center encompassing most of the health professions. In 1993, the college ' s Doctor of Pharmacy program was ranked eighth in the nation by U.S. News and World Reports. Conducting research on how drugs are delivered into a patient ' s system is Graduate Student Angeliki Komonmakis. Dr. Gary Yee performs research on the benefits of drinking grapefruit juice. Academy of Students of Pharmacy Chapter • Student National Pharmacy Association Chapter • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity • Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity • Rho Pi Phi Pharmaceutical Fraternity • Rho Chi Honorary Society 238 • Academics On September 10, 1923 the first class of 43 was enrolled in the College of Pharmacy. Since then the college has grown to an enrollment of close to 500 students. First housed in Peabody Hall and Science Hall (now called Flint Hall) the college moved to the Health Science Center in 1962. The college became the first co-educational college on campus, 12 years before the university as a whole. Dr. Townes Leigh was the first director of the school i n 1923. Dr. Michael Schwartz, the fifth dean, is completing his 17th year. To enhance the research, teaching and service programs it offers, the college plans to build an addition to the existing building. Pharmacy student Jennifer Schoelles counsels a patient on the proper use of a drug. Performing research on drugs that can be used to control high blood pressure is Dr. Donna Wielbo. Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society • Student Council for the College of Pharmacy Pharmacy • 239 Since its inception in 1976 more than 1000 veterinarians have graduated from the state ' s only veterinary school. Students receive firsthand training at the Veterinary Medical Hospital. More than 12,000 dogs and cats are treated annually at the hospital. Also, the school ' s equine neonatal intensive care unit was the first unit of its kind in the nation. Besides the recent opening of an equine hospital that contains 80 stalls with free-standing isolation and reproduction barns, a new academic building is being built. The college focuses on the total health of all members of the animal kingdom, including man. A veterinary student practices her surgery techniques on a rubber replica of arteries. A tortoise receives medical attention from a student. The tortoise was having respiratory problems. Alpha Psi • Aquatic Animal Medicine Club • Pets Are Wonderful Support • Pre-Veterinary Club • Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Club 240 • Academics modern veterinarians public prevention of disease animal wildlife humane health care animals performs a check-up on a A key deer receives intravenous dog while a doctor monitors their therapy to combat fluid and mineral actions, loss. A student checks the progress. Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association • International Veterinary Student Association • Student Association of the American Animal Hospital Association • Student Chapter of Me American Association of Bovine Practitioners • Student Chapter of Me American Association of Equine Practitioners Veterinary Medicine • 240A ' : who ' s who seniors UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PHYSICAL THERAPY CLASS OF 1996 Bailey D CLARK COHEN S. BOHLANDER T CARR A BAILEY R. COOPER, V ALBERTS C COLEMAN. R DEBOCK, C DONNELLY, C GALVEZ, N GIBSON, M GRAHAM. M. GREENO. E. GREEN HAAS. S. HATEM, M HOWELL. J. JUSTICE, A KLEEB, M THOMSON D. VAN VOORHIS. K. VERNIER. D. WABBERSEN. C. WARD. W. WYNN. S. WAZ. J. LOCASTRO. J. LOE C E S TESDALL, T. LAMBERT, E LEITGEB, A LOCASTRO, J LOE, C LOPRESTE, S LYON, C. MAGANARELLA, B MARSHALL, D MCCARTY, E. MIKELL, P. MIZELL. J. MUSGRAVE E OTTON S PACETTI, K PARKER J. PEENE, C POMERANCE, N. RICHARDSON, E SPADONI, E KLOPFENSTEIN, K SWALES. H. SPRINKLE A ONEAL J SHARMA, S SHIPMAN, A. SMITH, H. SMITH S SPADONI, E RINGROSE, M RUSKAN, J SEMBROT A TESDALL, T TIMLER, P VANG D. The Graduating Class o 1995-96 A.W. Ackerman-Hansfor Sociology Cathy Adams Exercise Sport Science Susie Adams Chemistry Neifor Acosta English Jennifer Aden Special Education Michael Albala Karina Albano Sebrina Alexander Orly Alfaro Aerospace Engineering DIS special Education Pharmacy Jason Alpert Eric Alvarez Paul Amarant Brian Anderson Telecommunication Chemistry Engineering Nuclear Engineering Who ' s Who 241 Kim Blanchard Outstanding Graduate Hall of Fame Aaron Andrews Agriculture Cherie Anderson Nutrition Parker Anderson Criminology spring Anderson Anthropology Tony Annand Patrick Antonio Ehan Anwar Kristen Arbeiter BSME Telecommunication Prod. Computer ESS 242 Seniors Andrea Ariail Jennifer Armas Gregg Arum Alicia Ashdown Robert D. Ashford Interior Design Business Spanish Math Criminology Daniela Auri Occupational Therapy Cara Austin Health Education Craig Ashley ESS Heather Ashley Finance J. David Atwood Jr. Building Construction Mariaclara Bago Natasha Baker Jodi Alma C. Balasi Janeen M. Baldridge Master ' s in Education Public Relations Microbiology ENE Rand Baldwin FRE Denise Baldwin Sociology George Baldacchino John Ballance Audiology Melissa Banasik History Who ' s Who 243 Outstanding Graduate Steven Blay Jacob Barbee Vander Barbosa Douglas Barlow Jaime Barnes Chemistry Food Science Physics Microbiology Leiah T. Barnhart Microbiology Stefanie Barrett Wildlife Ecology Cons. John Bartell Public Relations Michael Bartosiak 244 Seniors Gerald G. Jr. Battiste Diana Bauerle Mohammed Bawaney Lisa Beard Joel Beasley BSCEN Spanish Zoology Mathematics EE Jennifer Beavers Leo Becerra Daniel Becker Amy Beem Robyn Bell Rehab. Couns. Sociology Management Finance Public Relations Michelle Beilsmith Kimberly J. 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Balser Mark Behrens Jennifer Blay Allison Bloom Wendy Borrego Melanie Boutin Cory Branch Kelly Brennan Ryan Colker Julien Collins Cori Davis Adriana Correa Valerie Crawford- Herrera 312 • Undergraduates UNDER Sarah Eilers Nicole Eubank Michael Fox Thomas Garland Jason Griffin Aimee Gorman Christina Grimes Bianca Guerrero Delvin J. Hall Bradley Harris Carl Henriksen Beth Heykens Robyn Hoelle Alan Jacob Jamie Johnson Tina Jones Nickelle Kellough Kristina Kelly Who ' s Who 313 Tara Ann Kelly Keith Lawson Gail Larkin Sonja Lonadier Rhina Lopez Vannessa Maldonado Cheryl Malick Michael Menninger Jennifer Meyers Frances Mitchell Amanda Morris Bartholomew Motes Stuart Offner Lee Plutzer Emily Presser Anthony Profeta 314 • Undergraduates Victor Quintanilla Kimberly K. Raulerson Sheridan Rudolph II Dwayne Sails Andrew Schillinger Chris Schroeder Audrey A. Smith Heather Smith Christopher Soriano Darryl Stangry Josef Staufer Demetrios Stylianos Angela Watzell Rebecca Szmukler Robert Rieders David Rozanski Evan Vanassche Jordan Vosmik Bryan Walton Chrissa Weed Who ' s Who 315 316 • Undergraduates Julie Goldenberg Josh Conrad Helen Bowden Jose Tepedino Melissa Wilson Courtney Wood Brenda Yantzer Amy Zonin Alexa Thomas Corey Foley Meegan Addy Jenny Seagrave Nina Kendall Mark Van Oven Kyle Perry Tony Thomas Jason Drosky Devin Zahn Carissa Bragg Steve McCready Who ' s Who 317 Lisa Pope Liliana Barragan Amy Hanly Erika Rivera Jeff Hall Linn Hald Jamie Allentuck Shawn Bagley Ericka Moore Heather Glann Adam Friedenberg Keith Domingo Marcu s Pactor John Kalinowski Brian Whitten Steven Wadsworth Allison Berger Jennifer Paetzold Pat Templeman Brendon (Ned) Cornwell Stacey Bove Kristine Forte Wendelyn Simon April Gibson Jenn Toner Jennifer Kramer Nicole Marley Melissa Tineo Brian Giglia Jason Law Eric Feeley Lisa Englert John Zipfel Chad Courtney Picture Unavailable • 318 • Undergraduates U N D E Lotta Rago Kelly Raiser Katie Vierk Nikul Patel Karl Klein Marcus Sonntag Mike Couture Ben Ditler Rob Pekrul Jessica Czapleski Jessica Taylor Amanda Sapp Bill Jones Who ' s Who 319 320 Potpurri 0 O Band O tower O VISA O Intramurals O Student Unions O ROTC O Student Associations O BLUE KEY O College Councils O GIVE pride of the sunshine marching band Band 321 Organizations Band 323 2 Band 325 Organizations 326 taking a Break Rho Phi Lambda is a Honorary Professional Park, and Leisure Fraternity. As a fraternity, we promote the professionl and personla development of students, and recognize those who have made outstanding to the field of We participate in meetings, monthly with speakers, fundraisers, and many community service activities. Enjoyng the Rho Phi Lambda LEAPS Holiday party, Kelly Carnes, Lisa Nordby, Eric Close, Layla Reaves, Lisa Nightengale, Erik Nenortas and Maria Posado pose for a picture. Lisa Nordby and Emmitt Smith, of the Dallas Cowboys, pose for a picture at the Banquet. Posing for a picture with Albert at the Spring Banquet are: Mariam Smith, Lisa Nordby, Kathy Fernandez, Angie Bryce, Ron Hall, Crystal Greenhais, Jason Richard, Dr. Steven and Eric Close. A V Members of the organization display their board for Gator Expo. Jane Parga (Historian) and Jorge Franceschi (Treasurer) celebrate the Holiday spirit at the FSHN Holiday party. A Good Nutrition The Food Science and Nutrition Club a close relationship between students and to encourage students with the influence of food science and human We meet bimonthly to inspire the thought and vision of members through speakers, community volunteer services, and opportunities to meet with leaders in the During National Nutrition Month, the club educates the campuis abut healthy habits the benefits of regular excerise. This past holiday season, the food majors taught us how to make out own grape jelly. We sold the jelly as a fundraiser and used the money to A Family " through the Hope for the Holidays Foundation. Some of our other events include: a student and faculty holiday party, a free homecoming BBQ during the Gator parade, Institute of Food Technologists Conventions, an International Dinner, socials, and plenty of fundraisers. We encourgae any Food Science and Human Nutrition to get involved. It ' s a great way to network and help out in the community. Organizations 327 V AICHE Grows Larger Mike Derenthal, Patrick Dickerson, and Eric Lam work on the College of float which won place overall in the Homecoming Float competition. Matt Klaus, Nate Camire, and Jason Firman are all smiles in Miami at Dolphins ' head coach Jimmy Johnson ' s restaurant. The restaurant was the site for the AICHE National Convention. 328 lock And Bridle The Block and Bridle Club is an orgnaization comprised of students with an interest in animal s iences. We work closely with animal science faculty and members of the livestock industry through scoial service and educational projects. Our members make contacts that lead to job We host many social events, such as barbecues, dances, intramural sports and an annual Christmas party. We participate in the Adopt A Highway project, volunteering at fairs and livestock shows, and cooperating with industry like Alachua County Cattlemen ' s Assication. Also, we host judging and showmanship workshops, and take field trips. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend our meetings on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of each month in room 156 of the Animal Science Building at 6PM. Organizations 329 330 Organizations following Our Spirit Chi Alpha Campus Ministires is an Pentecostal Christian Fellowship. Our name stands for " Christou apostoloi, " or " Christ ' s sent out ones. " This year, Chi Alpha dedicated itself to worship, discipleship, fellowhip, and evangelism in order to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the University of Florida. In our large weekly meetings, Chi Alpha had worship, small group prayer, speaking, testimonies, and (like bowling in the Reitz Union, or going to Diary Queen). In our small weekly meeting,s, we devoted to bible study, prayer, and fellowship. The highlights of our year were the All Florida Chi Alpha in Lake Wales, Florida, the Christian Olympics, and the Regional Chi Alpha in Springville, Alabama over Winter Break. Adding Up Quickly Advertising has placed its stamp on a world where frogs like beer and people are inspired to Just do it. " This year ' s Ad Society has set some high goals and have achieved many of them. Led by President Ana Alonso, the University of Florida College Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, aims for of the Year. Some accomplishments to date have included a highly successful bowling philanthropy benefiting " Big Brothers Big Sisters, " various forums including guest speakers from the advertising community and a trip to Atlanta where Ad Society members toured and at such " big-wig " Ad agencies as McCann Erickson and J. Walter Thompson. Perhaps the most exciting event happening within Ad Society is the development of the First University of Florida National Imagineering Contest. This contest started as a contest to get the creative juices of Ad Society members a print advertisement contest where members were given various products with the assignment of a winning ad. The judging would be done by University of Florida professors and faculty. Organizations 331 of 7 artists based in Havana. Cuba A providing some Fun The Board of College is an administration composed of from the University of Florida ' s 19 councils, and represents the interests of the student body in matters of funding and policy for academic-related issues and events. BOCC also acts as a campus wide forum, and addresses happening in all colleges at open meetng every other Wednesday in the fall and spring. As well, BOCC takes , special requests for items not anticipated at the time each college ' s budget is submitted and which the college council is unable to fund. Other activities include Homecoming events, guest speakers, and various volunteer and community service activities. (right now) Contemporary Art of Cuba BOCC Florida Crew Crew Officers: President: Alison Hinckley Vice President: Jon Gibbs Secretary: Sylvia Siegfried Treasurer: David Gagne The University of Florida ' s rowing team, Florida Crew, continues to improve in team spirit and competition. Group workouts improve team morale and support through morning jogs and " jumpee " workouts. The Varsity Men ' s and Women ' s and Novice Men ' s and Women ' s teams continue in competitions this year, the Florida Crew Classic, the Augusta Invitational, the SIRA and the Sprints indoor Rowing Competition, to name a few. 332 Organizations helping the Disabled The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is a student run organization that partakes in community service, especially assisting individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. We also promtoe occupational therapy awareness in the community and hold social functions for our members. Organizations 333 4 Roteract Alpha Rho Chi 334 Organizations saving the Park cleanups, walk-a-thons, dinners at the Ronald McDonald House and many other volunteer efforts are the basis of Florida Rotaract at the University of Florida. Asa service organization, Rotaract focuses its efforts on reaching out to the community and campus through donations of time, money, and skills. Of course friendship and fun the many service projects and encourage other Rotaract gatherings like barbecues, potluck dinners, and group outings. Affiliated with the Greater Gainesville Rotary Club, members have access to local and business professionals. Alpha Rho Chi is a co-ed, national, and profefssional fraternity for the students of architecture and the Allied Arts. The fraternity organizes and unites in fellowship the architectural students in the universties and colleges of America so as to promote the artistic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the younger memebers of the Alpha Rho Chi offers the opportunity of lasting friendships, practice in leadership, workng as a member of a team, business relations, and wonderful memories. 4 serving other ' s Needs Jewels Of Tau ASC The Agronomy-Soils Club is an organization for students enrolled in Agronomy, Soil Water Science, and Plant Science, although we welcome any graduate and undergraduate with a sincere interest in agriculture. The club is designed to interest in agricultural work and provide an opportunity for a wider acquaintance with professionals and the problems of this sector. The club ' s activities attending national meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, soil judging contests, and various community service activities. This year ' s officers are: President: Lane Selman Vice President: Elizabeth Golden Treasurer: Jim Harris Secretary: Anne-Marie Gueli Ag Council Jenny Knight and Sean Condie The Jewels of Tau as a service on the University of Florida campus. The purpose of this shall be to actively provide service and when and where needed on campus, in the community and world wide. Organizations 335 A 336 Organizations Success The Minority Preprofessional Association (MPA) is an organization that provides opportunities, guidance, and information to minoity students in the areas of health and legal The club signifies academic excellence at the University of FLorida where its members also help support the surrounding community through active volunteering and fundraising efforts. Each semester is filled with socials where group members are able to make new friends and have fun. Additionally, through the use of speakers and students in the MPA gain valuable knowledge about their future courses of study. Moreover, by participating in intramurals, medical school tours, law day, and the Men ' s and Women ' s Leadership Conferences, this fully takes advantage of teh postive and learning experiences associated with such a divrese campus. on 4 V LDSSA MPA 337 in growth Spirt The Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) was first established in 1962. Since then, our numbers have increased to 140 from all over the United States. An important goal of LDSSA is to provide a setting for LDS students to meed and form friendships which extend beyond Also, the LDS institute building near Norman Hall offers a place for quiet study or a quick game of pool.Our activites center around social involvement, educational and spritival experiences. Some ventures in the past have included a Spring Break trip, group " date " night, movie nights, and devotional luncheons. CLasses offered during Fall and Spring Semesters vary from specific studies in the LDS religion to studies of other cultures and belief systems. All stuents are to get involved with the LDSSA. Some 1996 plans include a lecture series and high school orientation weekend. V students who Care The College of Pharmacy has many diverse students and organizations. Student Council and the Acadmey of Students of Pharmacy both work in different ways to provide for the needs of the students and the community. A group of pharmacy students who attended the annual class trip are pictured. This trip was to Glaxo Pharmaceutical Company in North Carolina, where the students gained first hand knowledge of the and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. The Academy of Students of Pharmacy sponsors community activities, such as World AIDS Day, Prevention Week, Breat Cancer Awareness Month, and many others. Student Council provides services for the students by helping out with graduation, peer advising, orientation, and the annual Dean ' s Dinner where class scheduling and students concerns are discussed. Academy of Students of Pharmacy Law Council 338 Organizations V Speech Debate Team AECS their The Agriculture Education and Communications Society, AECS, is an organization for students majoring in agriculture education, extension, or communications. AECS members participate in a number of each year. They are currently providing agricultural information to a local elementary school for to use in their classrooms. Each year many of the sate FFA and 4-H contests are held in Gainesville. AECS members help to organize and jude many of these Members also work at the Stte FFA Convention as recruiters for their department and the College of Agriculture. AECS travels to Tallahassee each spring to meet with individuals involved in agricutlure and politics. They discuss while seeing how the system works. In the fall they travel to the Southern Region Leadership Conference to meet with other agriculture education and communications departments. At this conference they also participat e in a variety of contests public speaking, a quiz bowl, and talent. AECS won first place in the national program of excellence provided by Alpha Tau Alpha. Organizations 339 Brian Dobbins Ryan Murtagh Alumni Affairs Traffic Transportation Erum Siddiqui Niva Hertz Multicultural Affairs Health Aimee Sparkman Brian Carey Career Development Capital Improvements Organizations 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 has created an academic and extra-curricular environment benefitting students through its programs and works to sustain and to improve them each year. The largest branch of SGA is the executive branch. Included in this branch are the offices of the President, Vice President and Treasurer. In addition, 26 cabinets, which handle various issues and aspects on and off campus, are part of SGA. The executive branch also includes ACCENT, the largest student-run speakers bureau in the nation, SG Productions, which works to bring famous speakers to UF, such as Marcia Clark (of the OJ Simpson case) and Ross Perot (1992 US Presidential Candidate). 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. Finally, the judicial branch of SGA consists of the Honor Court, Student Traffic Court, the Campus Conduct Committee, and the Hall Conduct Board. Left: Summerfest ' 95 Top: 1996-97 SGA officers. President Brian Burgoon, Vice President Lisa Medford and Treasurer Joey Stadlen. SGA Kristin Wotocek Brett Adams Public Relations Campus Involvement Andrew Finkelstein Heather Ashley Campus Safety Disability Affairs Amy Chapman Kristin Payton Student Advocacy Director Publications student government cabinets student government association Two members of the Student Senate pose for a picture after one of the long Tuesday meetings. SGA ' s Summerfest ' 95 was a huge success as hundreds of turned out for events during the welcome back to OF week. One of the attractions at Sum erfest ' 95 was the massage therapy demonstration held in the North Lawn. student government Mayeux Student Body President Kristen Oakman Allison Miller Environmental Affairs Evaluations Pamela Sherman Kelley Herrmann Women ' s Affairs Community Affairs Jodie Fleischer Jordan Scher Public Relations Academics SG 344 Organizations C, Kevin Mayeux President Beth Voyik Karl Liebman Vice President Honor Court Chancellor Paul Koukos Treasurer Dave DeAngelo Chief of Traffic Court Joseph Chief of Staff- Jon Killman Senate President SGA student government Terri Feldman 1995 Gator Growl Producer Assistant Creative: Program: Show: Technical: Jack Hagan Mike Bayhi Brendan Krause Cori Cuttler Chad Clements Lindsey DeVane Amy Chapman W.J. Rossi Ryan Peterson Holly Baumhofer Jen Walters Keri Westerfeld Jennifer English Finance: Chris Doorworth Skit: Jennifer Jeffreus Andy Carroll Stacey Glassman Tickets: Jordan Scher Collette Cunningham Aimee Sparkman Reagan Such Public Relations: Cary Goldberg Mark Weinberg Danielle Kiil Emily Hansen Marketing: Jodi Romanelli Solicitations: Jenn Fisher Susan Slusser Ria Campbell Security Bill Amoriello Brandi Baker Chad Cowart Kym Williams Production: Susan Gross Mellinda Fallieras Brian Dowling David Gay Personnel: Steve Debowski Special Services: Hoover Feldman Jamie Anderson Mike Fields Tracey Locke Casey Slott Charlie Richilou Christina Cotilla Chris Strhomenger Tina Rankin Video: University Services: Kevin Edge Strike: Brian Carey Administrative Aid: Dan Doskey Richard Hornsby Brian Gill Kirsten Schwarz Chris Meyer Mike Wallander Earl English Kaiser Sosay Tater Feldman And a Staff of over 800 . Organizations Florida Blue Key is the University of Florida ' s oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary. Each year FBK serves the University of Florida by sponsoring the annual Homecoming celebration, which includes Gator Gallop, the Orange Blue Open, Gator Expo, the Parade and the FBK Banquet. These Homecoming festivities culminate with the largest student-run pep rally in the world, 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 University of Florida Pageant, and the Speaker ' s Bureau. Scott Cooper Associate Producer Vilma Martin Associate Producer Christian Brown Associate Producer FBK 347 Natasha Phillips Programming Jason Little Programming Shannon Fuller Solicitations Dan Fridman Computer Coordinator Tiffani Fernandez Special Services Grier Pressly Growl Ticket Director 348 Brad Hoppmann Production Director Paul Bernstein Production Supervisor Kery Hutner Production Coordinator Brittany Blanco Marketing Todd Aidman Personnel Debra Samsom Finance Director Steve Sedwick University Services Barbi Lynn Feldman General Manager Douglas Davis Video Specialist Janet Villalba Gator Growl Show Adam Sheinkopf Growl Security Nicki Kleban Growl Skit Coordinator Robert Meis Growl Strike Coordinator Florida blue Key Kevin Scott Special Projects Coordinator Cori Administrative Assistant Michael Chief of Staff Rich Preuss Growl Video Coordinator Michelle Beilsmith Public Relations James Callahan Creative Consultant FBK 349 Chris Meyer 1995 FBK President The Florida Blue Key Executive Officers Tracie Hammersley (Secretary), Chris Tompkins (Historian), Joshua Weingard (Vice President), Caroline Montanus (Treasurer) Kristin Carter FBK General Chairman Associate Chairman Richard Martin, Abigail Auer, Derek Copeland 350 Organizations 1996 Homecoming Directors Tracie Hammersley (Alumni Host Coordinator), Stephanie Sigmun (Admin. Assistant), Fuller (Solicitations), Elizabeth Bragdon (Pageant Director), Lisa Wass (Gator Expo Grier Pressly (Tickets Director), Lance Karp (Parade Director), Todd Aidman Director), Christian Ward (Printing Graphics Director), Doug Myers (Alumni Affairs), Mark Stevens (Orange Blue Open), Bao Vu (Cocktail Director), Nik Patel (Campus Director), Hunter Carroll (Honored Guests Director), Francis D ' Avanza (Public Relations Director), Shawn Broxson (Gator Gallop Director), Dan Fridman (Computer Coordinator), Karl Klein (Financial Advisor), Lex Taylor (Banquet Director). FBK 351 We Know The Tower Yearbook originated in 1909 as the Seminole. Harry L. Thompson, the first editor-in-chief 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 favor, and Seminole fit that discription. In 1982, the Seminole reemerged as the Tower after a 10 year absence. Since that time, the Tower has won the American Scholastic Press Association award several times. In fact, this edition of the Tower, the largest ever, will be entered in numerous contests. How long does production take on a book this large? The is many long, tiresome months. Long before and long after the 40,000+ students arrive and leave the UF campus, the staff of the Tower is hard at work writing copy, taking pictures and editing the proofs. The 1996 Tower staff hoped to capture not only the highlights of the year for the University of Florida, such as the National won by the Lady Gator Tennis Team or the Homecoming but the individual moments as well. These special moments were often the fondest memories one had of college and the Tower attempted to capture as many as possible. Thus, despite all the deadlines and stress filled nights at the computer, if the students at UF treasure this book and the contents within it for years to come; then our job was finished successfully. Ryan Colker and Brian Huffman are discussing their upcoming deadlines. It was essential for the 1996 staff members to meet their deadlines in order to assure a shipment of the yearbook. Joanne Gonzalez got some great shots of the comedians performing at Growl this year when she attended the post party. Painting the 34th Street Wall to announce the dates of Senior Portraits sittings, Robbie Rieders braves the single digits wind chills from the cold front that invaded Gainesville in early February. Tara Kelly quickly cleans up the paintbrushes after the wall on 34th Street to announce the dates of Senior Portrait sittings. Kelly Brennan Editor in Chief 1996 Tower Staff Kelly Brennan Editor-in-Chief Joanne Gonzalez Business Manager Allison Waters Photo Editor Vannessa Mondalado Greeks Editor Tara Kelly Photographer Brian Huffman Student Life Editor Jason Parkhurst Photographer Robbie Rieders Organizations Editor Ryan Colker Academics Editor Amy Zonin Sports Editor Tower Yearbook 353 Soccer Football Swimming Track Volleyball Baseball cheerleading golf Basketball Gymnastics 356 Louisville Slugfest All photos: J. Gonzalez 1996 Louisville Slugfest Although the second Louisville Slugger Slugfest was held under less than ideal baseball weather, a cold, windy, nasty resulting in wind chills below zero as well as the postponing of a few games, all in all the tournament was a success. Teams from all over the country wanted to play, but the teams here for the weekend included 5 Univ. of Southern California, the Citadel, our own beloved Gators, and 11 Oklahoma State, where several former Gators, including Sean Mc Clellan, Dean Kent, and Tripp McKay. USC, Citadel, and Oklahoma State all went to the NCAA regionals in 1995, with USC making it all the way to the World Series, but to Cal State-Fullerton. After the dust (and froze), USC came away with three wins, sweeping their opponents, Oklahoma St. won one (vs. Citadel) and lost two, OF did the same (beating only Oklahoma State in extra innings) and the Citadel finished winless. -Amy Zonin, ed. Louisville Slugfest 317 358 Women ' s Basketball All photos: A. Waters weather stick togeter Gator fans are the best in the nation. Through sun or rain, win or loss, we are there to support our Gators. The 1995 season was the most successful in UF history, and even though it did not end as we had hoped, we still cheered them on. Many of us even braved the cold to welcome our beloved boys home from their first trip to the Big Dance. Take a look at these pages to see the great lengths that we Gator fans young and old alike go to to show our love and support for our Gators!! — Amy Zonin, ed. A. Waters J. Gonzalez GATOr A. Waters J Gonzalez 360 Fan Spirit Fan Spirit 361 A. Waters J. Gonzalez A. Waters J Gonzalez womens soccer inaugural season soccer team All photos: J. Parkhurst 364 Midnight Madness All photos: E. Rivadeneyra Midnight Madness 565 twelve and 0 SEPTEMBER: 2-vs. Houston UF 45, Houston 21 9-at Kentucky UF 42, Kentucky 7 16-vs. Tennessee UF 62, Tennessee 37 30-vs. Mississippi UF 28, Ole Miss 10 OCTOBER: 7-at Louisiana St. UF 28, LSU 10 14-at Auburn UF 49, Auburn 38 28-at Georgia UF 52, Georgia 17 NOVEMBER: 4-vs. N. Illinois UF 58, N.I. 20 11-at. S. Carolina UF 63, USC 7 18-vs. Vanderbilt UF 38, Vandy 7 25-vs. Florida St. UF 35, FSU 24 DECEMBER: 2-vs. Arkansas SEC Championship UF 34, Arkansas 3 366 12 and 0 STEPHEN SHORES, AND ASSOCIATES SANTA SAYS SNUCK THE HUSKERS J. Gonzalez A: All of Gainesville showed support for the Gators, R: The defense brings down a Nebraska runner, B: Eugene McCaslin captures the game on film, J. Parkhurst M: A little boy awaits the return of the Gators, FR: The defense huddles before the next play. BFR. ' Danny Wuerffel draws back to let one fly R. ' Shannon, Mark, and Mex point out the Gators ' plane at the welcoming party, J. Gonzalez J. Parkhurst J. Gonzalez J. Parkhurst 368 Fiesta Bowl 1 2 3 4 T UF 10 0 8 6 24 UN 6 29 14 13 62 1995 Team Facts: First team in UF his- tory to finish a season School record for most consecutive wins (12), — Reached a schoolrecord fifth straight bowl, Beat Georgia for the sixth straight year, Beat LSU for the eighth straight year. — First team in SEC to win five league games on the road in one season. First time in SEC that a team has ever produced two 1,000 yard receivers in the same year (Chris Doering and Ike Hilliard), — Gainesville Sun Florida Alligator 1996 Fiesta Bowl Score by Quarters: J. Parkhurst J. Gonzalez A: A large crowd was on hand for the Gators ' arrival in G ' ville. B: Two cheerleaders take a break in the endzone, BL: Keith Council makes a big tackle on Nebraska ' s 30. FB: Chris Doering gets ready to line up for the next play. J. Parkhurst J Parkhurst Fiesta Bowl 369 A: The defense smothers Houston ball carrier. L: Eric Kresser gets ready to take snap from center. FR: The team does their best to get the crowd pumped up. R: Bart Edmiston kicks out of holder, Matt Teague ' s, hands. 370 ' 95 Football WHO ' S THAT AGAIN?? Name: J ames Bates Position: Linebacker Class: Junior Q. How did it feel to play against your brother (Jeremy, of UT)? A. It was one of the special times of my life; it made me I was all grown-up. Q. What do you do on game day to get ready? A. I get hyped up seeing all the students and get a great knowing fans will drive for a few hours to see us play. Q. If you could be any flavor of ice cream, what would it be? A. Bubble Gum. I think ifs neat to store it in your cheek until it thaws; it ' s different from all the other and that ' s how I am. A. Fred Taylor clutches Me ball and runs up field, B: Ben Hanks hits UT ' s Manning, All photos: A. Waters A: Fred Weary grabs a UT runner ' s jersey to stop him from scoring. BL: A UF and UH player get into it. B. ' A UT runner is " swamped " by 7 members of Me " D " , ' 95 Football 371 mississippi louisiana state auburn R: Danny Wuerffel prepares to take the snap from the center. A: Led by Peterson and Daniels, the defense makes short work of an Ole Miss receiver. (photo by T. DeMatio) T: Ben Hanks takes down Auburn ' s Patrick Nix. A: A receiver eludes several AU defenders to make the score. L: Coach Broadway confers with Mark Campbell, Johnnie Church and Ed Chester. (photo by J. 372 ' 95 Football THE NUMBERS SAY: 52: most points ever scored vs. UGA on their home turf 458: passing yards by Eric Kresser vs.NIU 7: game balls given vs. UT (to Hilliard, Odom, Green, Mitchell, Young, Collins 128: yards allowed by defense vs. USC 126: yards gained by Elijah Williams vs. USC 10: tackles by Lawrence Wright vs. Ole Miss 4: straight SEC East titles 44: yards in a Mike Moten interception return E. Cometz E. Cometz R: Mark Campbell rushes Josh Nelson, Ole Miss ' quarterback. (photo by T. De Matio) FR: Dexter Daniels has a chat with an Auburn player. J. Gonzalez ' 95 Football 95 A WILD 0 0 georgie, northern illinois TR: Donnie Young assumes his stance and waits for the play to begin. A: Willie Rogers tangles with a NIU player. FL: Shawn Nunn celebrates a L: Eric in his first start at UF, looks for an open receiver. 374 ' 95 ' 95 Football THE NUMBERS SAY TL: Chris Doering is all smiles after scoring at Georgia. TR: Dwayne-Mobley looks for an open route. A: Fred Weary and a Georgia anxiously await the snap. L: Donnie Young brings an NIU lineman to his knees. All photos: E. Cometz (part two): 9: number of straight wins over Kentucky 8: number of players who scored vs. MU 30: career touchdown catches by Chris Doering (UF SEC record) 96: yards in a touchdown pass from Eric Kresser to Jacquez Green (vs. NIU) 5: touchdown passes by Danny Wuerffel in one half (vs. USC) 42: number of games won by this year ' s seniors 95: yards on an return for a touchdown by Ben Hanks (vs. Arkansas) ' 95 Football 375 FOURTH vanderbilt florida state, arkansas A. Waters TR: The Gators celebrate their third straight SEC victory. FR: Ike Hilliard and Tremayne Allen congratulate each other on a good play. R: Shea Showers and VU Baker await the results of an official ' s meeting. A: Sam McCorkle gets a better view of the goings on by jumping on a teammate ' s shoulders. T. DeMatio J. Gonzalez 376 ' 95 Football J. Gonzalez J. Gonzalez T: A minor scuffle breaks out between the Gators ' and FSU ' s special teams. A: Robby Stevenson punting the ball. AL: Demetric Jackson runs the ball, avoiding VU ' s defenders. T. DeMatlo A BREAKING SEASON Highest pass efficiency rating in NCAA history: Danny Wuerffel-178.4 SEC UF record for most career TD passes: Danny Wuerffel-75 Chris Doering Ike Hilliar First OF pair to gain 1000 yards in a season First Gator team to win 12 games in a season Passing yards game: Eric Kresser-458 yards vs. MU SEC-Touchdown passes in a game (6): Danny Wuerffel vs. UT Eric Kresser vs. MU Longest run from scrimmage under Spurrier: 66 yards-Terry Jackson School Attendance record: 85,711 vs. FSU SEC UF-most TD catches in a career season Chris Doering-30 career, 16 season SEC records: -most pts. season: 534 passing yds: 4330 -total yards: 6413 -first downs: 327 avg. total offense game: 534.4 ypg ' 95 Football 378 Football 1995 Football Roster: (in alphabetical order) Tremayne Allen, Reidel Anthony, Ernie Badeaux, Tyrone Baker, David Barnard, Jason Bartley, James Bates, Ronnie Battle, Tim Beauchamp, Cheston Blackshear, Elijah Brown, Teako Brown, Pat Browning, Scott Bryan, Zuri Buchanan, Mark Campbell, Cooper Carlisle, Ed Chester, Johnie Church, Willie Cohens, Mo Collins, Keith Council, Dexter Daniels, Cameron Davis, Reggie Davis, Chris Doering, Ernie Dubose, Bart Edmiston, Jerome Evans, McDonald Ferguson, Tony George, Jacquez Green, Reggie Green, Ben Hanks, Mike Harris, P.J. Harrison, Damian Hill, Ike Hilliard, Demetric Jackson, Mike Jackson, Terry Jackson, Eric Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Ryan Kalich, Naf is Karim, Jevon Kearse, Keith Kelsey, Erron Kinney, Eric Kresser, Demetrius Lewis, Anthone Lott, Pat Lowe, Eugene McCaslin, Sam McCorkle, Xavier McCray, Reggie McGrew, Travis McGriff, Keith McMahon, Anthony Mitchell, Jeff Mitchell, Dwayne Mobley, Mike Moten, David Nabavi, Shawn Nunn, Jason Odom, Sorola Pallmer, Matt Pearson, Scott Perry, Mike Peterson, Dock Pollard, Jamie Richardson, Wyley Ritch, Willie Rodgers, Taras Ross, Johnny Rutledge, Bobby Sablehaus, Brian Schottenheimer, Greg See, Shea Snowers, Robby Stevenson, Deac Story, Fred Taylor, Matt Teague, Dwayne Thomas, Kenny Times, Kavin Walton, Fred Weary, Elijah Williams, Lawrence Wright, Danny Wuerffel, Jon Xynidis, Corey Yarborough, Donnie Young. 379 We Play 1995-96 All-Americans Summer Drown Jean-Marie Busuttil Dawn Buth Mark Campbell Hazel Clark Eric Christensen Chris Counts Jill Craybas Mandy Crowe Nikki Dryden Chris Doering Kim Fisher Angela Fitts Barbara Franco Chequita Fortson Aycan Gokberk Chuy Gonzalez Kristen Guise Jimmie Hackley Den Hanks Dawn Heckman Riko Higashio Susan Hines Tina Hinton Jennifer Hommert Andrez j Jakubiec Kisha Jett Donnell Johnson Rachel Joseph Sean Justice Mike Kiedel Gabe Lindsey Divya Merchant Mimisa McNerney Ashley Mullis Jeff Nichols Stephanie Nickitas Jason Odom Ebony Robinson Melynda Springer Jeremy Stallings Subil Stephenson Mark Stewart Seth Timmons Sue Trainer Chrissy Vogel Allison Wagner Amy Walker David West Lawrence Wright Danny Wuerffel Becki Wells (twice) All-American Athletes pg. 350 GTE CoSida Academic All-Americans Missy Aggertt Amy Myerson Danny Wuerffel Hitachi CFA Scholar-Athlete Danny Wuerffel GTE. District III All-Academic Team Missy Aggertt Jean-Marie Busuttil Aycan Gokberk Michael Kiedel Patrice Kuntz Divya Merchant Amy Myerson Ebony Robinson Allison Wagner Danny Wuerffel Aycan Gokberk Allison Wagner Academic All-SEC Missy Aggertt Jason Appel Clayton Bates Brook Flair Bonnie Bleecker Wayne Boich Noah Jean-Marie Busuttil Dawn Nth Nikki Dryden Fart Edmiston Jerome Evans DyIlan Fitzgerald Lori Ann Freedman Aycan Gokberk Todd G jervold Chuy Gonzalez Kristen Guise Tina Hinton Catherine lnsteboe Michael Jackson Terry Jackson Kevin Johnson Michael Kiedel Brian Kovack Heather lawrence Anthone Lott Divya Merchant Kevin Mihailoff Jeff Mitchell Ashley Mullis Amy Myerson David Mabavi Ryann Pauley Scott Ferry Ann Fohira Joel Reinhart Erila Selga Nikki Shade Marci Stark Julie Stanhope Chanda Stebbins Sybil Stephenson Katie Tullis Chrissy Vogel David West Pan Williams Jenny Wood Lawrence Wright Danny Wuerffel Jon Xynidis When Po We Play pg. 381 E. Cometz 382 Cheerleading When Do We Play T. Kelly T. Kelly J. Gonzalez VOLLEYBALL SEC IN ' 95 T R: The team celebrates its latest SEC title in the O ' Dome. A R : Senior Ashley Mullis goes for the kill against Texas A M. F R : Julie Stanhope and Ashley Mullis block Kentucky ' s return. R : Senior Missy Aggert sets the ball to Julie Stanhope. 384 Volleyball 1995 Volleyball Results: SEPTEMBER: vs. Rice W 3-0 vs. Oklahoma W 3-0 vs. Perdue W Paul Mitchell Coll. Classic (at Santa Barbara) San Francisco W 3-0 Utah W 3-0 UC-Santa Barbara W 3-0 Long Beach State W 3-0 vs. USF W 3-0 vs. Houston W 3-0 vs. Texas W 3-0 at S. Carolina W 3-1 at Georgia W 3-0 vs. LSU W OCTOBER: vs. Arkansas W 3-0 vs. Mississippi St. W 3-0 vs. Ole Miss W 3-0 at FSU W 3-1 at Alabama W 3-0 at Auburn W 3-0 vs. Jacksonville W 3-0 vs. Tennessee W 3.0 vs. Kentucky W 3-0 at Texas W 3-2 vs. S. Carolina W 3-0 vs. FSU W NOVEMBER: at Kentucky W 3-0 at Tennessee W 3-0 vs. Georgia W 3-1 at Nebraska L SEC Tournament: (Baton Rouge, LA) Alabama W 3-0 S. Carolina W 3-0 Arkansas W 3-0 vs. Virginia W 3-0 vs. N. Carolina St. W DECEMBER: NCAA Tournament: (Gainesville) Texas Tech W 3-2 Texas A M W 3-0 Texas L 2-3 all photos: T. Kelly A : Setter Nikki Shade passes to her teammates. L: Julie Stanhope and Nikki Shade block while Aurymar Rodriguez backs them up. Volleyball 385 TR: Senior Aycan Gokberk spikes the ball through Tennessee ' s blockers. B: Senior Chanda Stebbins digs hard to save the ball. A : Senior Missy Aggert sets sky high. L: UF ' s trainers make sure the players are properly stretched before each game. 386 Volleyball all photos: T. Kelly A: Senior Meg Fitzgerald air mails the ball across the net. L: The team rejoices yet another victory. 387 OP ,T: Meg Fitzgerald digs while Aycan Gokberk gets ready to move. R: The team anxiously awaits the serve. MR: Missy Aggert perfectly sets another ball. R: OF goes to the air to ensure things go their way. J. Parkhurst FR: Julie Stanhope crushes the ball over the net. R: A rabid volleyball fan does his best impression of Mr. Two Bits. T. Kelly 388 Volleyball J. Parkhurst T. Kelly Sports Information 1995 Volleyball Team: Front Row (left to right): Jeni Jones, Amy Wilson, Chanda Stebbins, Jenni Keene, Nikki Shade, Missy Aggert: Back Row (left to right): Head Coach Mary Wise, Assistant Coach Nick Cheronis, Claire Roach, Ashley Mullis, Aurymar Rodriguez, Shannon Mason, Julie Stanhope, Aycan Gokberk, Jenny Wood, Meg Fitzgerald, Assistant Coach Staci Wolfe, Athletic Trainer Laurie Wright. Volleyball 389 TL: Whitney White attempts to steal the ball from a Georgia offensive player. A : Melissa Pini dribbles through Georgia ' s defense. L: Erin Baxter retains possession after an attack by Georgia. 390 Soccer A L: Melissa Pini attempts to evade an opponent. A: Head Coach Becky Burleigh and her staff discuss strategy with the Lady Gators during a game. L: Erin Baxter evades two Georgia defenders. 1995-1996 Soccer Scores 8 27 vs. Orlando Lions (scrimmage) W 9-2 9 2 vs. FSU W 4-0 9 3 vs. UCF W 4-2,0T 9 8 at Kentucky W 2-1 9 10 at Vanderblit L 0-2 9 16 vs. FAU W 7-0 9 17 at Davidson W 2-0 9 22 at Arkansas W 2-0 9 24 vs. LSU W 7-0 all photos: J. Parkhurst Sunshine State Shootout 9 29 vs. Mercer W 4-1 9 30 vs. E. Carolina W 7-0 10 6 at Old Dominion W 3-0 10 8 at Naval Acad. W 5-0 10 11 at S. Carolina W 5-0 10 15 vs. Georgia T 0-0 10 17 at UNC L 0-2 10 21 at Duke L 0-2 10 22 vs. Alabama W 5-0 10 27 vs. Texas A M L 2-3 10 29 vs. S. Carolina W 7-1 SEC Championships 11 2 at Auburn T 1-1 (L, 4-5 PK ' s) Soccer 39 1 J. Parkhurst R : The FSU keeper prevents a UF score. A : Aimee Wagstaff brings a ' Nole to her knees. R: A UF and a Georgia player both try to get a loose ball. 392 Soccer J. Parkhurst T: Melissa Pini moves the ball downfield. B: A Gator and a Bulldog tangle while trying to get the bail. OUT AND Soccer 393 T : Keeper Lynn Pattishall sets up the goal kick. BL: Forward Katie Tullis outruns her defender. B R : Whitney White and an opponent eye the ball and head toward it. J. Parkhurst J. Parkhurst J. Parkhurst 394 Soccer Sports Information ' J. Parkhurst A: Several players from both teams attempt to gain possession of the ball, which eludes all of them. 1995 Soccer Team: Front Row (left to right): Sabrina Thompson, Genie Leonard, Melissa Pini, Leslie Reese, Kerri Doran, Erin Baxter, Whitney White, Jessica Fraser; Second Row: Sarah Currie, Kelly Maher, Aimee Wagstaff, Lynn Pattishall, Michelle Harris, Tiffany Chonin, Emily Oswalt, Leah Bridges; Third Row: Danielle Wren, Carolyn Grosso, Athleic Trainer Lisa Lowe, Athletic Trainer Brian Hatzel, Head Coach Becky Burleigh, Assistant Coach Tiffany Thompson, Manager Jamie Sims, Assistant Coach Victor Campbell, Jaci Brown, Tracy Ward; Top Row: Malanie Freeman, Ann Wright, Katie Tullis, Rebecca Hidalgo, Adrianne Moreira, Denise Alverio, Marci Stark, Kelly Rash, Renee Vinnedge, Randee Koeppel, Tina Brendel. Soccer 395 Hitt or Homer Norton Coach at texas MM 1996 basketball team Dametri Hill Greg Williams LeRon Williams Thompson Williams Eddie Shannon Greg Stolt Clayton Bates Mike McFarland Kendrick Spruel John Griffiths Damen Maddox Greg Cristell Joel Reinhart Antrone Lee team photo by OF sports Information basketball pg. 396 basketball basketball sports Youngest team in recent history One of the most schedules in the nation The 5 freshmen were responsible for one-third of all time played 22 games against postseason teams 3 different foes were 1 nationally 2 freshmen, Greg Stolt Eddie Shannon, in the opening day lineup for the first time in 10 years Stolt broke Craig Brown ' s freshman 3- point record Coach Kruger wins 100th game as a Gator Wore orange uniforms at home for the first time since the 1970 ' s Swept the Vols for the 11th straight year 20 TV appearances 2 live on ESPN Led the state in attendance for the 4th year Averaged over 7,500 fans per game Coach Kruger resigns to become headcoach at Illinois After the 1996 basketball season was said and done the Gators had struggled and Coach kruger resigned his position to move on to greener pastures at the University of Illinois. While at UF Coach Kruger won over 100 games, and rebuilt one of the most controversial programs into a championship team. He also led the Gators to their first Final Four appearance. His demeanor and work ethic will be missed. We wish the Kruger family lots of happy times at Illinois. We also hope that the Kruger ' s remember that ' " Nothin ' could be greater than to be a Florida Gator. " When do we play pg.397 G gator olympic history UF has a rich Olympic tradition, dating back to 1968 In the last 28 years, 74 Gators have represented 14 countries in 6 Olympiads. Gators have claimed 49 medals, 25 were Gold. 25 Gators and 1 Coach represented UF in Barcelona Ron Jordan, swimmer and Tim McKee, track were UF ' s first Olympians in 1972. UF sent 10 athletes to the 1976 Games David Zubero won UF ' s only medal in the 1980, Moscow Games. He represented Spain. In the 1984 games UF swimmers earned 19 medals-13 gold. 20 Gators represented 8 nations in the 1984 games. If UF had been a country at the 1984 games it would have finished 2nd in the total swimming medal count and 14th out of 140 nations in the overall medal count. In the 1992 Barcelona games 25 Gators competed fo 6 countries in 5 sports, and won 15 medals-8 gold. 4 UF coaches have coached Olympic teams. ALL ITEMS BEARING THE OLYMPIC RINGS, THE ATLANTA OLYMPIC SYMBOL, OLYMPIC TORCH ARE POSTCARDS AND WERE PURCHASED AT A SHOP IN GAINESVILLE- Olympians pg 398 Barbara Franco Robinson Barbara Franco, swims and Ebony Robinson runs track. both are UF students and will finish thier degrees later this year. Barb represented her home country, " Spain, at the Olympics in 1992. She ' ll be representing Spain again in Atlanta. Ebony has qualified for the Olympic trials in June and hopes to make the US Track team. Congratulations Barb and Ebony, Good Luck In Atlanta!! Go Gators Atlanta A GAMES OF THE XXVI OLYmpIAD 1996 XXVIe OLympLAD The Important Thing In The Olympic Games Is Not Winning, But Taking Fart. The Essential Thing In Life 15 Not Conquering, Fighting Well. Baron Pierre deCoubertin Former UF Olympians Duncan Armstrong Theresa Andresa Catie Ball Jose Pearcy Beard (Coach 1932) Craig Beardsley Anita Boten Mark Bradley Rosemary Drown Tami Bruce Greg Burgess Tracy Caulkins matt Cetlinski Stephen Clarke Frederic Delcourt Ninni Dryden Mark Everett Barbara Franco Claudia Franco Michelle Freeman Lisa Forrest Debbie Fuller Geoff Gaberino Jeanne Golay Sandy Goss Kenneth Gray Nicole Haislett Beth Hazel Mike Heath Jill Heatherington Whitney Hedgepth Jill Horstead Anita Howard Mitch Ivey (Coach) Ron Jordan Tammy Jackson Jane Kerr Patrick Kennedy Renee Laravie David Larson Tom LeMaire Fletcher Lewis Enrico Linscheer Giovanni Linscheer Chris Martin (Coach) Christina McDonald Tim McKee Steve Mellor Albert Mestre Dennis Mitchell Anthony Nesty Megan Neyer Cindy Onupuu Tom Pukstys ' Wendy Quirk Eddie Reese (Coach) Randy Reese (Coach) Leroy Reid Andy Richie Dionne Rose Jon Sakovich Sawchuck Michael Sharpe Chris Snode Shelly Steely Mark Stockwell Ashley Tappin Para Torres Horace Tuitt Rafael Vidal Janie Wagstaff Laura Walker Mary Wayte Harry Winkler Lynettte Wittmer Paige Zemina David Zubero Julie Zubero Martin Zubero ALL ITEMS BEARINg THE OLYMPIC RINGS, THE ATLANTA OLYMPIC SYMBOL OLYMPIC TORCH ARE POSTCARDS AND WERE PURCHASED AT A SHOP IN gAINESVILLE. When Do We Play pg. 399 Atlanta 1996 2 ACOG Preparing before their season even begins, the Dazzlers sizzle at Growl. The Team 5:00pm O ' Connell Center The Dazzlers liven up the crowd at Gator Growl. The Dazzlers perform at all the men ' s basketball games. 400 Dazzlers When Do We Play 401 Before the basketball game begins, the Dazzlers have the fans on their feet. R: Murriel Page marks up to defend the pass. BR: Dana Smith dribbles to avoid a defender. BL: Tonika Bruce prepares to shoot her free throw, with Crystal Parker observing. is 402 Women ' s basketball all photos: A. Waters 1996 Women ' s Basketball Results 11 24 Appalachian State (neutral site) W 73-71 11 25 at Montana State W 70-68 11 28 vs. Texas (OT) W 67-64 12-01 Florida State (neutral site) W 74-56 12 02 at Miami W 71.70 12 04 vs. New Orleans W 89-80 12 09 Arkansas State (neutral site) W 69-41 12 10 at Rutgers W 69-55 12 16 vs. Kentucky W 69-46 12 19 Illinois (neutral site) L 53-67 12 20 Virginia Tech (neutral site) W 65-48 12 29 vs. Massachusetts W 71.54 12 30 vs. George Washington W 57-44 1 02 at Tennessee 1 07 at Auburn 1 09 vs. Central Florida 1 14 vs. South Carolina 1 21 at Louisiana State 1 25 vs. Georgia 1 28 at Vanderbilt 2 04 vs. Arkansas 2 11 vs. Mississippi 2 17 at Alabama L 67-87 L 53-69 W 83-68 W 70-51 W 71-64 L 61-72 L 60-74 W 73-57 W 69-48 L 54-73 2 20 at Georgia L 81-89 2 24 vs. Mississippi State W 95-45 2 26 at Florida State W 76-37 3 01 South Carolina- SEC (neutral site) W 65-48 3 02 Vanderbilt- SEC (neurtal site) W 83-73 3 03 Tennessee- SEC (neutral site) L 63-74 3 16 San Fransisco- NCAA (neutral site) L 61-68 T: Crystal Parker eyes her opponent, anticipating her moves. A: A view from above shows the Lady Gators running the full court. Wornen ' s Basketball 403 A. Waters HOOp R : The Lady Gators congratulate each other for a job well done. F R: Crystal Parker prepares to pass the ball away from a UMass defender. R: Dana Smith tries to keep her opponent from making the pass. F R : Mahogany Hudson dribbles up the court, ahead of the rest of the pack. .R: Head Coach Carol Ross gives Jackie Wright some guidance. 404 Women ' s Women ' s Basketball 405 photo by: Tony Dematio Photo by: JoAnne Gonzalez Photo by: JoAnne, Gonzalez Photo by: Jason Gator Getters Gator Gals pg. 406 Natasha Phillips Gator Getter 4-years photo : Allison Waters photo by; Ed Cometz The Gator Getters and the Gator Gals are the glue that makes us stick together in all kinds of weather. These young women host recruits and their families at athletic everts. They answer numerous questions about UT, class schedules, student life, and what it ' s like being a Gator. The Gator Getters wear orange cowboy hats and sit in the South Endzone with the recruits and their families during all home football games. They have been a part of Gator football since the 1960 ' s and have been featured in Sports Illustrated twice. The Gator Gals wear the blue rugby shirts and sit at mid-court during all home basketbal games. They also act as hostess for the Tip-Off Club and as greeters at the O ' Connell Center. photo by: JoAnne Gonzalez When Do We nay pg. 407 R: Summer Brown prepares to make her dive. BR: Chris Counts comes off the platform into the pool. BL: Nikki Dryden swims her hardest. OP, T: Eric Christensen comes up for air. Swimming 1995-1996 Men ' s Swimming Diving Results: 10 27 vs. FSU W 148-95 11 4 at Georgia L 92-149 11 17 vs. Kentucky W 143-89 12 3 at Harvard W 127-115 12 3 Virginia (@Harvard) W 182-51 1 6 vs. Texas L 109-131 1 20 vs. Miami W 135-105 1 27 at Tennessee L 96-142 2 7-2 10 SEC Tournament THIRD PLACE 3 28-3 30 NCAA Tourn. TENTH PLACE 4 all photos: Sports Info. Men ' s Swim Dive Team: (left to right): Front Row: Stephen Clarke, Todd Gjervold, Michael Kiedel, Sean Justice, Dan Medei, Chad Crone; Middle Row: Chuy Gonalez, Eric Christensen, Brian Hansbury, Jason Smith, Mark Stewart, Jason Schwarz, Frank Reeves; Back Row: David West, Nick Gibson, Ward Irvin, Camilo Arbelaez, Gabe Lindsey, David Schlesinger, Brick Spangler, Jeff Nichols. Swimming 409 410 Swimming This page:- Chuy Gonzalez (top) and Barbara Franco (bottom) show off their respective forms. OP, T: Allison Wagner rises up out of the water. 1995-1996 Women ' s Swimming Results: 10 27 vs. FSU W 188-55 11 4 at Georgia W 125-118 11 17 vs. Kentucky W 141-91 12 3 at Harvard W 175-66 12 3 at Virginia W 171-66 1 3-1 7 Austin Cup diving-no team scoring 1 12 at Texas W 176-124 1 13 at Southern Methodist W 176-119 1 20 vs. Miami W 157-80 1 27 at Tennessee W 145-98 2 7-2 10 SEC Tournament FIRST 3 21-3 23 NCAA Tourn. SEVENTH all photos: Sports Info. Women ' s Swim Dive Team (left to right): Front Row: Mandy Crowe, Nikki Dryden, Amy Walker, Susan Trainer, Meg Kinsella; Middle Row: Ryann Pauley, Abbie Goff, Beth Timmons, Alexis Larson, Dawn Heckman, Jennifer Hommert, Heather Lawrence; Back Row: Laura Green, Summer Brown, Mimosa McNerney, Tina Hinton, Barbara Franco, Rachel Joseph, Allison Wagner, Erin Eby. Swimming 411 1996 Scoreboard Subway Challenge 192.65 v s Georgia 192.675 Gatorade Classic 194.40 v s NC State 190.50 193.67 at Alabama 196.725 Suntrust Showcase 194.85 v s LSU 193.25 195.50 at Missouri 192.025 Iowa State 188.625 Minnesota 187.925 Practicing her uneven bars routine, Chrissy Vogel warms up before the NCAA regionals. Performing in front of a home crowd, Kristen Guise begins her performance on the floor. All photos by Allison Waters 196.20 at Auburn 194.40 Cenenary 185.675 197.10 at Kentucky 195.25 Gainesville Sun Invitational 195.575 Illinois 190.70 Iowa State 193.55 Sports Channel Senior Night 195.00 Iowa 190.70 Rhode Island 183.925 Yale 192.925 SEC Championships 195.65 Georgia 197.45 Alabama 196.95 Kentucky 195.25 LSU 193.15 Auburn 191.15 NCAA SE Regionals 2nd Place NCAA ' s 8th Place School record set on 3 1 at Kentucky 412 Gymnastics University KENTUCKY CAA GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP! SOUTHEAST REGIONAL Precariously balanced, Sybil Stephenson does a split in the air before completing her routine on the balance beam. Running towards the vault, Susan Hines completes an almost perfect perfomance while her teammates and coach watch. Team Photo: Front Row: Susan Hines, Andrea Mazur, and Sybil Stephenson; Second Row: Amy Myerson, Trisha Lolli, Kelly Ramsdell, Kristen Guise, and Chrissy Vogel; Third Row: Christen Horn, Martha Grubbs, Kourtney Gallivan, and Beth Raboin. AMERICA Lady Gator Gymnastics At the Suntrust Showcase, Kristen Guise performs on the balance beam. Amy Myerson stretches on the floor during warm-ups in the meet against LSU. With coaches watching, Sybil Stephenson practices on the uneven bars. During the Regionals, Susan Hines plays a guitar as part of her routine. Balancing, timing, and concentration are all part of a well performed routine. Gymnastics 415 1996 Scoreboard Indoor Florida Invintational Barnett Bank Invitational 1st Place SEC VS ACC ACC 251 SEC 242 Cannon IV Classic SEC Championships 7th Place Florida Fast Times NCAA ' s 31st Place Outdoor Florida State Relays Coca-Cola Florida Relays Sun Angel Track Classic Barnett Bank Floria Intercolligiate 2nd Place University Centre Florida Open Penn Relyas Nike Twilight Classic SEC Championships NCAA ' s Making Tracks around the Competition team photo: Front Row: Stephen Smeyak, Jeremy Stallings, Tony Rumfelt, Erick Rasmussen,_ Torrey Kingcade, Dominick Millner, Jimmie Hackley, Brian Dougan, Zachary Culbertson, Miles. Knsell, Randy Hollinger, Eddie Ernest-Jones; Middle Row: ndrzej Jakubiec, Luis Navarro, Scott Sigmond, Marc Cifelli, Juan Carlos Lopez, Migeul Miranda, Marvin Forde, amir Hawkins, Khalil Carter, Gerald Clervil, Van Smith, Stephen Schlachta, Jim Schlachta; Top Row: Larry Barther, Donnell Johnson, Joel Lackovich, Derek Serent, Sean Mather, John Buscema, Erin ucker, Isadore Singleton, Ken Stissel, Justin Theiss, Matt Cantagallo. TRACK 417 Team Photo: Front Row: Ebony Robinson, Jaime Lafarr, Jenny Mihalcik, Shannon Grady, Jessica Allegretta, Stacey Thompson, Christina Starr, Hannah Ballmann, Courtney McCubbin, Robyn Stein; Second Row: Kisha Jett, Melynda Springer, Angela Fitts, Beth Cranston, Allison Burnett, Beth Reed, CarrieUllmann, Chequita Fortson, Megan Newcome, Tiffany Johnson, Keisha Day, Nicki Marshall; Third Row: Patrice Kuntz, Becki Wells, Kim Fisher, Tameka Holton, Hazel Clark, Kristin Heaston, Joanna McLaughlin, Christine Braswell, Melissa Flandera, Stacey Schroeder; Back Row: Manager Maryelizabeth Grace, Assistant Coach J.J. Clark, Head Coach Tom Jones, Assistant Coach Sandy Fowler, Athletic Trainer Mary McLendon. 418 TRACK track and field gator golf As a team the Gators finished 1st in 3 SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational, Fripp Island ben Hogan and the Ryder Florida Women ' s Golf Championship Freshman sensation, Riko Higashi finished 1st in 2 tournaments Senior star, Pins Taylor finished first in the Fripp Island Ben Hogan Jeanne-Marie Busutti tied for 1st place in the Topy Cup match played in Japan The Gators traveled to Japan for ono tourna ent this year The Gators played in the NCAA Tournament for the 23rd time. There. ore 2 international Gators-Virginia Costa, Italy and Riko Higashio, Japan Famous Last Words leadership by demonstrated, announced Fran Tarkenton 6 Cyrena Adams, Jean-Marie Busuttil, Susan Conger, Virginia Costa, Kathryn Cusick, Riko Higashio, Kirsten Johnstone, Kimberly Little, Ann Pohira, Wendi Rowe, Dina Taylor. Head Coach, Kim Haddow; Assistant Coach, Kelly Meyers. Presenting the 1996 Gator golf team golf 420 all photos by UF Sports Information The Gators won back-to-back. National Championships in 1985 and 1986 UF has won a record 7 Southeastern Conference team titles Six former Gators compete on the LFGA Tour Gator have earned 50 individual tournament titles since 1973 Gator. Golf gator Gator Golf had their best season ever 6 tournament wins-a UF record Won first fall tournament since 1992 Josh McCumber beat two-time US amateur champion Tiger Woods MuCumber and Robert Floyd each won two Individual titles this season Kevin Mihailoff earned a career best finish (4th ) at the CC of Louisiana Intercollegiate UF finished in the top 10 in all of the fall matches for the 2nd time since 1990. The Gators won the Barnett Bank Gator Invitaitonal for the 8th straight time. UF own ' s 13 of the 19 Barnett Sank Gator Invitational titles Floyd and McCumber finished 1 2 at the Puerto Rico Golf Classic Flyod won his first collegiate title The Gators won the team and individual title at the Puerto RicoGolf Classic for the 3rd straight year Flyod won the Seminole Classic individual title; UF won the team title UF won 4 consecutive tournaments When Po We Play pg. 1996 Gator Schedule 9 15 Ping Invitational 10 9 Windon Classic 10 22 Jerry Pale Invitational 10 50 C.C. of Louisiana Intercollegiate 11 10 Golf World Invitational Spring 2 10 Gator Invitational 2 16 NCAA Classic 5 11 Seminole Intercollegiate 5 18 Morris Willaims Invitational 3 29 Carpret Capitol 4 15 Karsten Creek Collegiate 5 10 SEC championship 5 16 NCAA Regionals 5 29 ULM championships 1996 Gator Golf Team: Chris Almond, Robert Floyd, Josh McCumber, Kevin Mihailoff, Brian Pendrick, Carlos Rodiles, brandyn Schneider, Gary Shankland, Will Sprague, Ben Taylor, J.T. Wambold; Coach Buddy Alexander; Assistant Coach, Todd McCorkle photo by JoAnne Gonzalez photos by uf Sports Information Herbert Perry Came to UF or a football scholarship, as a quarterback in 1989. He gave up his football scholarship to concentrate on playing baseball. Herb played On the 1991 Gator baseball team that went to the College World Series. He represented UF on the NCAA Regional Tournament team and the SEC Tournament team in 1991. Herb had the highest batting average on the 1989 team (.370); the most homerurs and RNs on the 1991 team (15; 57). He ranks 4th on the ail time runs scored chart with 142 and 3rd on the all time RBI list with 145. Herbert was an all-SEC selection in 1989 and 1991, and holds postseason record for most hits in their career (21). Herbert was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 3rd round in 1991. He played 1st base for the Cleveland Indians in the 1995 Baseball World Series against the Atlanta Braves. Herbert earned a business degree from UF and was here to throw out the first pitch on opening day. He is the older brother of former Gator, Chan Perry. Herb is pictured to the right with former Tower Sports Editor and current Business Communications Director JoAnne Gonzalez. Sy: JoArm Gonzalez photo by Joanne Gonzalez Chris Doering Sam McCorkle In 1991 these two former Gators were walk-ons at UF. They had been told by many recruiters that they couldn ' t play at a major college, but were determined to let everyone make it. both earned scholarships and went on to set UF ans SEC records. Doering holds the SEC and UF records for most Td ' s (31) in a career and single season (17). Sam McCorkle holds the UF record for most blocked punts in a season with 5. Doering graduated from UF in 1996 with a degree in telecommunications. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the 6th round of hte 1996 NFL draft. McCorkle graduated fom UF in 1996 with a degree in . Health Science Education. He may try to once again " walk-on " in training camp this summer. Doering and McCorkle are pictured to the left. By: JoAnne Gonzalez Then Now pg. Ricky Nattiel Came to UF on a football scholarship in 1982, 05 a wide reciever. Holds records for most yards scored in a season and most points by a reciever. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the NFL Draft. He currently lives in Alachua with his family . He owns a business. Ricky 15 pictured to the left signing a t-shirt for a fan. by: JoAnne Gonzalez Making a racquet gator tennis tennis team UF has been playing Tennis for over 60 years The Gators have won 842 matches in 60 years Mark Merklein won UF ' s only NCAA Singles title UF won the SEC Tournament 6 times Since 1966 UF has had 26 All-SEC players Tennis pg. 424 Meet Dave Balogh Meet Dyllan Fitzgerald Had a winning percentage his freshman year Major recreation Hampered most of junior but managed to post a 2 SEC Tournament Overall SEC record up to of .600 percent year with injuries, -1 record at the 1995 21-17. Hometown, Benoni, South Africa Leads UF in doubles wins Had a .550 winning percentage in 1995 Majoring in Business Administration As a freshmanm, defeated the number 1 doubles team in the nation tennis scoreboard 2 3 FIU 2 4 Indiana 2 22 national Indoors Texas Christian KEntucky Fresno State 3 3 UNC 3 6 FSU 3 9 Ole Miss 3 10 Duke 3 18 Miami, OH 3 21 Tennessee 3 23 Vandy 3 29 LSU 4 5 Kentucky 4 7 Mississippi State 4 10 Georgia 4 13 auburn 4 14 usc 4 16 USF 4 19 alabama 4 21 Arkansas 4 26 sec Tournament 5 10 NCAA Regionals 5 18 NCAA Tournament Gam- tennis team Jason Appel, Dave Balogh, Brook Blain, Wayne boich, Dyllan Fitzgerald, Damon Henkel, Jon Glover, Brad Edwards, Amr El Sawaf: Head Coach, Ian Duvenhage. Assistant Coach, Bruce Berque 3 When do we Flay pg. 425 h CHAMPION 426 Women ' s Tennis 1996 Scoreboard Georgia Tournament 8-1 at Utah 8-1 at BYU 8-1 USF 9-0 Arkansas 9-0 Miami 9-0 National Indoors 8-0 5-2 5-1 5-2 9-0 7-2 9-0 9-0 9-0 5-2 5-2 6-0 5-0 9-0 9-0 8-1 8-1 9-0 6-0 SEC Tournament Arkansas 6-0 Ole Miss 5-1 Vanderbilt 6-0 NCAA Tournament Oklahoma State 5-0 Wisconsin 5-0 Stanford 5-2 NCAA Champions 31-0 (10-0 SEC) Team Photo: Front Row: Dawn Buth, Jill Craybas, Divya Merchant, Cathrine Insteboe; Back Row: Assistant Coach Sujay Lama, Bonnie Bleecker, Lisa Pugliese, Lori Anne Freedman, Stephanie Nickitas, and Head Coach Andy Brandi. Photo at top: After their victory, Lori Ann Freedman and Divya Merchant, celebrate with one another. Photo at top right: About to serve, Dawn Buth concetrates on what her next move will be. Photo at top left: Ready to hit the ball, Bonnie Bleecker returns a serve from across the court. Notre Dame UCLA Duke Stanford at USC at Clemson Auburn Ole Miss MSU Texas at Duke at Wake Forest Alabama at Kentucky LSU FSU at Tennessee at Vanderbilt at Georgia W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 428 Baseball Fogg and catcher Octavio Medina warm up on the side. A: The second baseman throws to first after tagging the runner out. R: A Gator and a Bulldog have a pleasant chat on base. 0 0 R: One of the pitchers demonstrates his follow through. A: Chris Chism crushes the ball toward the outfield. L: The batter looks at the catcher and umpire, waiting for the call. all photos: J. Gonzalez When Do We Play 429 crack of the bat and roar of the crowd spring fever Top R: Eric Castaldo prepares to throw the ball back to the pitcher. Clockwise, from near right: Canny Wheeler winds up to pitch. John Tamargo swings. Assistant Coach Erik Ekdahl gives advice. Mark Ellis awaits action at third base. photos by JoAnne Gonzalez 430 Baseball A: Mark Ellis awaits his turn at bat. L: David Eckstein checks out the scenery. 1996 schedule 2 2 Miami 2 3 2 6 State 2 9 Georgia State 2 10 Georgia State 2 11 Georgia State 2 13 Stetson 2 16 Southern california 2 17 Citadel 2 18 Oklahoma State 2 24 miami 2 25 Miami 2 29 fsu 3 2 fsu 3 3 fsu 3 4 West Virginia 3 6 Purdue 3 8 Mississippi State 3 9 Mississippi State 3 10 Mississippi State 3 12 Radford 3 13 radford 3 15 bama 5 16 bama 3 17 bama 3 20 Akron 3 22 lsu 3 23 lsu 3 24 IOU 3 27 Jacksonville 3 29 Ole Miss 3 30 Ole Miss 3 31Ole Miss 4 3 Florida. Atlantic 4 5 Auburn 4 6 Auburn 4 7 Auburn 4 10 Bethune Cookman 4 12 Vandy 4 13 V andy 4 14 Vandy 4 19 KEntucky 4 20 KEntucky 4 21 KEntucky 4 24 UCF 4 26 Georgia 4 27 Georgia Georgia 5 3 South Carolina 5 4 South Carolina 5 5 South Carolina 5 7 Jacksonville 5 10 Tennesse 5 11 Tennesse 5 12 Tennesse 5 15 SEC Tournament 5 23 NCAA Regionals 5 31 College World Series When Do We Play 431 0 0 OP, T: Matt Duncan tags a runner out. B: The guys congratulate each other for a good job. B: Eric Castaldo warms up with the pitcher. R: An infielder concentrates on the action. BR: The batter takes his stance. BL: Brad Wilkerson releases his pitch. 432 Baseball Meek Eric Castaldo Only 4-year member of the team 2-time SEC academic honor roll selection Walk-on player who earned a scholarship 1996 starting catcher First hit was a game winning homerun Wants to he a Doctor. Meet David Eckstein 3-year member of team Walk-on who earned a scholarship 2-year starter at second base Only SEC player to he named All-SEC and to the SEC academic honor roll First second baseman since 1981 to he named All-SEC Set OF record for reaching base safely 47 consecutive times in a season photos by JoAnne Gonzalez When Do We Play 433 gators rule OP, T: Brad Wilkerson prepares to tag the runner out. R: The runner dusts himself off. spring fever AL: Tommy Bond gets himself ready to deliver another strike AR: Mark Ellis gets out of the way--quickly. R: The trainers and managers relax and watch the game 434 Baseball 1996 Gator Baseball Team: (left to right): First row: David Eckstein, Freddie Smith, Chris Chism, John Kaufman, Brian Ogle, John Tamargo, Jeff Jackson, Ward Entrekin, Brian Naught, Rick Eckstein; (Second Row): Student Trainer Justin Edwards, Strength and Conditioning Coach Randy Popple, Head Trainer Dave Werner, Dock Pollard, Undergraduate Assistant Coach Chris Wiggs, Assistant Coach Steve Kling, Head Coach Andy Lopez, Assistant Coach Gary Henderson, Volunteer coach Erik Ekdahl, Manager Tony Oyenarte, Manager Bret Cornett, Manager Chris Brown; (Third row): Mark Ellis, Octavio medina, Charles Aulet, Tommy Brewer, Matt Parker, Josh Fogg, Mike Floyd, Neril Griffith, Mario Diaz, Sergio Rodriguez, Eric Castaldo, Shane Seroyer, Brad Wilkerson; (Fourth row): Ron Ackerman, Jacob roll, Greg Hillengas, Danny Wheeler, Chris Knollin, Travis Andre, Tommy Bond, Paul Rigdon, Chuck Hazzard, Sean Walsh, Nick Alvarez, Todd Johannes, Matt Duncan. When We Play Sports Information NCAA east regional 1996 - May 26 1996 McKETHAN ncaa east regional winning teams in bold thursday NC State V5 USf UCF VS. U mass UE v5 bucknell BALLO STRIKE OUT AT BAT 113 456 1690 R M E Last Friday UCF V5 (bucknell eliminated) UF vs NC State (NC State eliminated) USE V5. U Mass KETNAN Saturday UF vs USE UCF vs U Mass (UCF eliminated) USF VS. U Mass (USE eliminated) Sunday-championship game UF V5. U Mass UF East regional Champs a Foul balls octavio medina wants to be an orthopaedic surgeon and observed surgery with UF team doctor, Keith Meister. brian ogle, was in the stands when Coach Lopez won the College World Series in 1992. jacob Roll earned an academic scholarship to UF. john tamargo dad played in the major leagues and is now a minor league manager. Brad wilkerson real name is Stephen. He was the sports editor of his high school newspaper. ALL PHOTOS BY JOANNE GONZALEZ NCAA Tournament 436 University of Florida University of Central Florida North Carolina State University University of South Florida University of Massachusetts Bucknell University Gator Ward Entrekm Chuck Hassard Ward ' s sportcenter highlight would have been to play in the Fiesta bowl against Nebraska as a defensive end and hit Lawrence Phillips so hard it knocked his helmet off. Chuck ' s pregame rituals include a trip to Checkers for a pregame meal to the Rocky IV soundtrack. News notes Mark Ellis did not play baseball in high school. He ' s beer to the last 3 CWS as a spectator Todd Johannes ' grandmother is one of the original " Little Rascals " John Kaufman had a better batting average than teammate John Tamargo in high school When We Play 437 Regional Highlights Gators-- 1 seed Bucknell earns second regional bid in school history UCF 2 seed loses in opening game to U Mass 5 seed USF player, Chris Heintz, hit 3 home runs in game against NC State X Gator, Chuck Hazzard gets hit in face by ball in NC State game and gets 16 stitches X UP and USF play 13 inning ballgame X UF ' s Chuck Hazzard hits game winning homerun against USE X U Mass victory over USE sets school record of 40 wins in a season X Total attendance at regionals was 19,727 X There were 26 homeruns and 39 errors by the 6 teams in the tournament X 3 of the 6 teams in the regional were from Florida; 3 other Florida teams played in an NCAA regional tournament elsewhere all photos by JoAnne Gonzalez University of Florida University of Central Florida North Carolina State University University of South Florida University of Massachusetts Bucknell University ncaa east regional NCAA Tournament pg. 438 Gator bites Chris Chism robbed a player of a homerun only to have his momentum carry him and the hall over the fence. rick and david Eckstein are brothers who have long standing ties to UF. Their parents and older siblings all graduated from UF. Their sister is currently enrolled in Law School at UF. Eric Castaldo has webbed feet and a great arm. He is also the only four -year senior. The fans are a great part of the Gator Spirit. They dress up, paint their faces, sing " We are the Boys " and make sure the other team knows just exactly who and where they ' re- playing. When Do We Play pg 439 super seniors 440 en iors Senior Accomplishments Greatest Year ever for the University of Florida ' s athletic program. Football, women ' s tennis and gymnastics competed for the National Championship. Volleyball, men ' s tennis, women ' s and men ' s golf, men ' s and women ' s swimming and diving went to the NCAA Tournament. Baseball went to the NCAA regional tournament (ft begins on our final deadline 5 23) and could go to Omaha and play for a National Championship. Whipping First the boy, then the old fart aka- beating Auburn and F5U Flaying for UF ' s first National Championship in the Fiesta bowl, Tempe , Arizona. Women ' s soccer OF led the nation, in attendance Soccer earned a bid to the SEC Tournament Coach Wise ' s first class went out as the winningest volleyball team ever Kristen Guise Amy Myerson scored back-to- back perfect 10 ' s baseball team ranked 1 in Nation In both sports polls NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY•SIX Barbara Franco Tina Hinter Mimosa McNerney Ryann Pauley Amy Walker Larry Barther Donnell Johnson Joel Lackovich Troy Rumfelt Van Smith Ken Stissel Derek Trafas Clayton Bates Dametri Hill Roan Thompson Meg Fitzgerald Chanda Stebbins Ashley Mullis Missy Aggert Aycan Gokberk Eric Castaldo Chris Chism Matt Duncan Danny Wheele r Rick Eckstein Matt Ranker David Barnard Jason Hartley Mark Campbell Johnnie Church Dexter Daniels Chris Doering Reggie Green Den Hanks Kevin Johnson Sam McCorkle Jason Odom Matt Pearson Cyrena Adams Kristen Johnstone Kimberly Little Wendi Rowe Dina Taylor Eric Christensen Ward Irvin Jason Schwarz Ebony Robinson Andrez j Jakubiec Awards 441 Dave Balogh Dyllan Fitzgerald Damon Henkel Palmer PJ Harrison Kristen Guise Amy Myerson Chrissy Vogel Christin Horn Tiffany Chonin Jill Craybas Lon Ann Freedman Lisa Pugilese Charmaine Milton Crystal Parker senior No national championship Championships Awards 1996 Team GAWP Awards SEC All-Sports Trophy winner (men, women overall) awarder by the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. women ' s tennis ✓ SEC Champions ✓ NCAA Regional winners ✓ NCAA National Champions baseball ✓ SEC East winner ✓ SEC co-champs ✓ NCAA East Regional Tournament Winner ✓ College World Series Football ✓ SEC East Division Champs ✓ SEC Champion ✓ National Champion runner-up volleyball 1 SEC Champion ✓ SEC Tournament Champion NCAA Regional runner-up Lady Gator basketball ✓ NCAA Tournament Eerth gymnastics ✓ NCAA Regional 2nd ✓ NCAA Championships 5th Swimming ✓ NCAA Championships 10th Women ' s Swimming Diving ✓ SEC Champions ✓ NCAA Championships 7th men ' s tennis ✓ NCAA Regional women ' s golf ✓ NCAA Regional Co-Champs ✓ NCAA tournament 9th men ' s Golf ✓ NCAA Regional ✓ NCAA Tournament Track ✓ NCAA Championships Women ' s Track ✓ NCAA 1996 Individual Honors Wuerffel - Davey O ' Brien Quarterback of the year Award; Hiesman Trophy Candidate (3rd); Washington DC quarterback Club Back of the year Award; Collegiate Sports Athlete of -the year; Academic All-American Team Member of the year riko higashio -sEc Freshman Golfer of the year Craybas - National Singles Tennis Champion; SEC Tennis Player of the Year dawn buth -National Doubles Tennis Champion stephanie nickitas Doubles Tennis Champion Mimosa McNerney -1650 free Swimming National Champion Allison Wagner SEC Swimmer of the year; 1996 Olympic team member becki wells -Cross Country SEC Champion; Commissioner ' s Trophy winner; Indoor 3,000m Distance Medley Relay SEC Champion Dominick Millner indoor Long Jump SEC Champion Kim Fisher -indoor Distance Medley Relay SEC Champion Angela Fitts -indoor Distance Medley Relay SEC Champion Hasel Clark -SEC 800m Champion; indoor Distance Medley Relay SEC Champion Kristen Guise -SEC Gymnast of the year Chris Doering -Doug Belden Award; Drafted by Jacksonville Jaguars John Kaufman -NCAA East Regional Tournament Team eric castaldo East Regional Tournament team brad Wilkerson ncAA East Regional Tournament MVF; SEC Mayer of the week David Eckstein SEC of the Week J. Parkhurst J. Parkhurst J. Gonzalez Gator Gallery 444 When DO We Play T. Kelly 446 Gator Gallery A. Waters A.. Waters J. Gonzalez A. Waters We Play Gonzalez 44 Gator Gallery T. Kelly J. Parkhur A. Waters A. Waters E. Cometz A. Waters E. Cometz E. Cometz Alpha Gamma Alpha Gamma Rho, or AGR, is the world ' s largest social-professional fraternity — with over 46,000 members. The Alpha Gamma Chapter at the University of Florida boasts one of the strongest and most successful fraternity chapters in the country. AGR ' s colors and flower are dark green and gold and the pink rose. Like other Greek Letter Organizations at the University of Florida, Alpha Gamma Rho offers each of our members the opportunity to experience Greek life at the university. The purpose of Alpha Gamma Rho states " To make better men and through them a broader and better agriculture. " These goals could be thought of as merely high ideals. However, at Alpha Gamma Rho, we strive to make these goals a reality. Each chapter of our national fraternity is expected to surround its members with influences which will help them develop into better men. This past fall, Alpha Gamma Rho sponsored our first philanthropy, appropriately named " Buck-Off " . A mechanical bull rodeo was held at Kaos in order to raise money for the Florida Sheriff ' s Youth Ranch. Much to our delight, it was a huge and we were able to donate $1,094.00 to our cause. Already we are at work on our second annual fundraiser with the hopes of raising even more money the next time. " I can ' t imagine where I would be now without Alpha Gamma Rho. Becoming part of such a worthwhile and meaningful organization has made me a better man. The opportunities AGR can provide are limitless, " — Patrick L. McElroy 448D — Greeks — AFP Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was the first collegiate Greek letter fraternity established for black college students. Its inception was at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, on December 4, 1906. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was born out of the desire to maintain close association and unified support within this minority group. The fraternity has grown steadily in influence throughout the years and has expanded to the tremendous extent of well over 800 chapters located throughout the United States, Caribbean Islands, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the West Indies. The Theta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at the University of Florida has upheld the legacy of leadership and service since August 9, 1973. The Westwood Middle School Mentors, College Ranch Out Program (CROP), Go-To High School Go-To College, and the Miss Black And Gold Scholarship Pageant are some of the programs that the tenacious men of Theta Sigma have created and participated in to promote community progress. The brothers of Theta Sigma can be characterized as having indomitable courage, ambition, and a limitless scope of the future. Individually and collectively, the brothers will continue the " Legacy " which has preceded them, in addition to promoting the aims of manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind. " First of all, Servants of all, We shall transcend all. " -Motto greeks 449 UF ' s " Fraternity Row " . Betas, as we are known on campus, are active in every aspect of university life. Not only do we have the third highest GPA among all fraternities at UF, but we also finish in the top 5 every year in sports. Many Betas are regularly selected as Florida Cicerones and as members of Florida Blue Key. " Twist and Shout " , our fall philanthropy, is the second most successful Greek fundraising event that regularly donates over $3, 000 to Guardian Ad Litem. In addition to achieving and contributing to the community, Beta is clearly one of the best in great fraternal traditions of partying! " Beta Lei " , our annual " island " date function, is one of the best parties on campus. Our house is completely transformed into a Caribbean resort, complete with tiki torches, Jimmy Buffet music, and 10 tons of sand. eta ' Theta Ti Beta Theta Pi was founded at Miami University of Ohio on August 8, 1839. We have held our charter at the University of Florida since 1930, and our members currently reside in the very first fraternity house on " Betas know the true meaning of brotherhood. " -Joe Pickles Sigma Chi Brotherhood in Sigma Chi stands out among all others because of our beliefs in common ideals shared among members with different temperaments, talents, and convictions. Throughout every phase of membership in Sigma Chi, brothers learn how the ideals in which we believe can be exemplified at OF and in our everyday lives. Sigma Chi international headquarters recognized us this year with the highest honor bestowed upon an undergraduate chapter, the prestigious Peterson Significant Chapter Award, which is based upon excellence in activities, responsibilities, finances, scholarship, relations with the community, campus, and alumni, and others. Having received this award 23 times before, we are recognized as the elite among all Sigma Chi chapters internationally. A fantastic highlight of the 1994-95 school year was our annual Derby Days philanthropy in which we generated over $8, 000 for the Children ' s Miracle Network. We also contribute money to Hope for the Holidays and the Boy ' s and Girl ' s Clubs of Alachua County. Scholarship is still the chief priority of the members of Sigma Chi, and it shall remain so as long as we keep in mind that education is the primary purpose for why we are in college. Sigma Chi stands firmly behind this ideal and continues to uphold our high standard of academic achievement. The Gamma Theta Chapter of Sigma Chi prides itself on its past accomplishments and continues to look towards the future to maintain a high standard of excellence. Every member of the fraternity is pledged and held accountable to being a man of good character, a student of fair ability, with ambitious purposes, a congenial disposition, possessed of good morals, having a high sense of honor, and a deep sense of personal responsibility. These and numerous other reasons are why Sigma Chi stands out among all others. gReEkS 451 Sigma Phi Epsilon The gentlemen of the Florida Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon are committed to excellence in all aspects of campus life. Sig Ep consistently ranks above the all campus average for GPA and excels in academics. Intramurals are also a strong suit for Sig Ep. In fact, in 1993, the chapter won the President ' s Cup, the award given to the best fraternity in athletics, and finished with a strong second place showing last year. Not only are these men smart and athletically talented, they are exceptional leaders. The chapter has men at the top leadership positions on campus including the President and Treasurer of the Interfraternity Council, directors for Student Government, the Interfraternity Council, and Florida Blue Key. Currently, the chapter has four members of the Student Senate. Because of Sig Ep ' s tremendous accomplishments, our gentlemen have won the Buddy McKay Award for the Best Fraternity on Campus, four out of the last five years. Sigma Phi Epsilon expresses its commitment to the community and the Greek system by actively participating in many of the fraternity and sorority philanthropies. The chapter finished first in the Chi Omega Sandblast and in the Kappa Alpha Plastic Classic. In addition, Sig Ep won the first ever Greek Games against all other fraternities, dominating most events. However, the most important philanthropy to the men of Sig Ep is our own Surf Frenzy held in Daytona Beach. This annual event raised several thouand dollars for the Surf Rider Foundation this year and continues to be the largest philanthropy on campus. This year has been a big year for Lambda Chi. Starting out with the rededication of the chapter house, which was rebuilt after a fire last spring, the chapter has made many improvements. As a result, those have increased the brotherhood and excellence for which the house is known. Founded at Boston University on November 2, 1909, the national fraternity grew with the largest Greek merger ever, with Theta Kappa Nu fraternity. Today, it is the third largest national fraternity with over 230,000 initiates and over 240 chapters in North America. Lambda Chi Alpha ' s colors are purple, green, and gold, and their flower is the white rose. Their symbol is the cross and crescent. There were many events to make this year memorable. Some were homecoming with Phi Mu and Pi Lambda Phi, having an undefeated athletic program in the spring, completing two successful rushes, and winning Delta Gamma ' s Anchor Splash philanthropy. The chapter also participated in the North American Food Drive, which is the largest one day Greek philanthropy in the world, and we were recognized by the Interfraternity Council with the Fraternal Excellence Award in New Member Education. " Everyone is cool and willing to do anything for each other. We have a lot of different personalities, and we consider our diversity one of our strengths. " Jack Ruenprapan Phi Sigma Kappa PHI SIGMA KAPPA The University of Florida chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa was founded and chartered in 1993 on the basis of our cardinal principles. . . to promote brotherhood, to stimulate scholarship, and to develop character. These three things have enabled us to become a close, well-rounded fraternity in such a small period of time. We have moved (in the course of only four years) three times and have recently achieved our ultimate goal, which is a house on Fraternity Row. This past fall, we moved into the previous home of Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) at 7 Row, thus accomplishing what our founding fathers (locally) set out to do only four years ago. Our brotherhood continues to grow and has been recognized as the fastest growing organization on campus. We have solidified our new presence on campus with our annual philanthropy to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville. Held for the second year this past fall, we have raised over S2, 000. The event is called Phi Sig Slam and is an arm wrestling tournament with a twist because the women get in on all the action, too. Given our relatively young and small chapter, we take pride in our latest accomplishment in the return of Greek Week to UF. Greek Week was held February 5-10, 1996, and we placed second in the entire overall event. So what ' s in store for Phi Sigma Kappa? Nothing but a continuing strive for excellence down the road, which has successfully brought us to where we are today. Brotherhood, scholarship, and character. . . it ' s what we ' re about. And we ' re proud of it!! " I love the fact that I ' ve been able to be a part of something new and growing at a rapid pace. I have the opportunity to get involved and make a difference. " -Mike Rose 454 greEkS Pi Phi " Pi Lam gave me the chance to meet a group of quality men that will be my best friends for a lifetime. " -Stuart Michaels Pi Lambda Phi was founded at Yale University in 1805. They have held their charter here at the of Florida since 1925. Their chapter name is Florida Delta, and on campus, their nickname is Lam " . Every year they sponsor a philan- thropy called Lift for Life to benefit the Alachua County Boy ' s and Girl ' s Club. Social highlights of Pi Lam include their 18th annual B.L.T. and 26th annual Bedrock Reggae Bash. Athletically, Pi Lambda Phi has also won the all-fraternity flag football championship for the eleventh straight year. Their colors are purple and gold. Their flower is the woodbine. " Pi Lam is the true animal house. " -Grant Skolnick " Pi Lam is by far the most diverse house on campus, no matter what your interest is, there is someone else who shares the same passion for it as you. " -Jeff Hickman 456 gReEkS Alpha Epsilon Phi We are the ladies of Alpha Epsilon Phi. We are pleased to say our Alpha Tau Chapter received the Shirley Mintz Greenfield Award for being the best AEPhi chapter in the nation. The giraffe is our mascot because it has the biggest heart and stands above the rest. Our colors are green and white, representing growth and fellowship, respectively. Phi Hoops, our annual basketball tournament, is our philanthropy supporting Chaim Sheba. Children ' s Medical Center in Israel. Our national community service project is AIDS Awareness. Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, other house and various community service jobs are events and activities in which we participate. Sisters are involved in many activities, which range from Savant to honor societies to Omicron Delta Kappa (OAK) to Senate. Meeting new people who will become one ' s lifetime friends is one of the greatest parts of being in AEPhi. Our pride in our sisterhood is evident, and the love we share is even brighter. Alpha Xi Delta was founded, and its badge, the Quill, was adopted on April 17, 1893. The colors of our fraternity are double blue (light and dark) and gold, and our flower is the pink rose, as chosen by our founders. The sisters of the Zeta Omicron Capter were very busy this past year as we diligently worked on our two philanthropies: Kicks for Kids and the second annual Men of OF calendar. The calendar was a tremendous success this year with the new and exciting addition of a pageant held at Kaos. The calendar benefitted the American Lung Association and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Our annual soccer tournament lured all of UF ' s sports ' fans out for two days of fun and competition, with all proceeds benefitting the North Central Florida AIDS Network. Congratulations and good luck in all of your future endeavors to all of our graduating sisters! We love you! Delta Gamma was founded by three women in 1873. Anna Boyd Ellington, Mary Comfort Leonard, and Eva Webb Dodd were away at school in Oxford, Mississippi during the Christmas holiday. They were homesick, so they decided to put together a club where the Greek letters stood for " Do Good " . These three young ladies began a " club " that has grown tremendously in the U.S. for over a century. Delta Gamma was the first sorority house built on the campus of the University of Florida in 1948. Our chapter now has approximately 150 active members. Our symbol is the anchor which stands for hope, and it sits out in front of our house as a constant reminder. As designated by the founders, our flower is the cream rose; while our colors are bronze, pink, and blue. Born out of love for an old rag doll, Happy Hannah is our mascot who is the ideal Delta Gamma and friend. One of the largest events which Delta Gamma holds is our philanthropy, the Anchor Splash. It is held annually in the fall, and it raises money which is then donated to the Site Conservation and Aid to the Blind. Our philanthropy has been successful since 1951. The sisters of Delta Gamma have common goals, which is the reason we have been able to succeed and thrive for so many years. Our most important ideal is the belief that sisterhood is a lifelong gift. Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Alpha Theta was the first Greek letter fraternity known among women. It was founded on January 27, 1870, at what is now known as DePauw University in Indiana. The University of Florida chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta was founded on October 15, 1961. Today, there are 119 chapters and over 150,000 members! Theta ' s colors are black and gold, and their flower is the pansy. Their symbol is the kite, and their mascot is the cat. The philanthropic events that Theta sponsors are Twist and Shout and Theta ' s Tennis Classic. The money they recieve from these philanthropies goes toward Child Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Some famous Theta alumnae are Amy Grant, Sandra Day O ' Connor, Rue McClanahan, Julie Moran, Sheryl Crow, and Marlo Thomas. At the University of Florida, Kappa Alpha Thetas are Cicerones, Savants, cheerleaders, Student Government Senators, Rho Chis, Gator Growl directors, homecoming directors, and so much more. KA KAO gQeEkS 459 Kappa Delta Kappa Delta was founded on October 23, 1897 in Farmville, Virginia. The Beta Pi chapter at the University of Florida was founded on September 12, 1948 and has always remained a top chapter on the campus. Kappa Delta is known for its genuine love, academic excellence, and campus involvement. Our national motto is " Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest " . Our colors are olive green and pearl white. Our flower is the white rose. Our mascots and symbols are the teddy bear, the Nautilus shell, and the dagger. KD takes great pride in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. Kappa Delta ' s philanthropies are the Sham-Rock Line Dance and Golf Classic. These events help benefit the prevention of child abuse and the All Children ' s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Kappa Delta is a lifetime experience. Not only is being a sister of Kappa Delta rewarding and fun, but the friendships which are made are irreplaceable. Kappa Delta is forever. Kd " Kappa Delta sorority has truly enhanced my college at the University of Florida. The friendships and opportunities I ' ve been given have taught me more than one could ever learn in any classroom. " -Tina Rankin Kappa Kappa Gamma Nineteen ninety-five was Kappa Kappa Gamma ' s 125th National Anniversary. They kept extremely busy during the year participating in numerous events. They took part in Rush and received a wonderful new pledge class. Kappa also was seen being active in many of the around campus. Kappa participated in Homecoming 95 with Phi Sigma Kappa and Alpha Gamma Rho, too. Everyone had a fun time and enjoyed themselves immensely. Kappa ' s philanthropy, Kappa Klassic, was a huge success. Kappa Kappa Gamma has held a charter at the University of Florida since March 4, 1978. Their symbol is the golden key, and their colors are light blue and dark blue. Their flower is the fleur-de-lis, and their mascot is the owl. 461 " Many of us were not expecting to meet quota, but we did. I, along with others, was really excited. It was neat to see that all the work we put into rush paid off. This was the first time we did this, and we had nothing to go by. I think we did a great job though. " -Betsy Rigby 462 It was finally the day that rushees found out which sorority they would pledge. As hundreds of girls, accepting their bid invitations, ran to their new houses, many of the sisters of Phi Mu held their breath and prayed they would come close to meeting quota. To the relief of many, 54 rushees arrived at their new house waiting to eat their first dinner as Phis of Phi Mu. This fall was the first rush that the sisiters of Phi Mu participated in since their recolonization on campus. Many preparations took place to help make a successful fall rush. During the summer, there were three closed weekends where sisters prepared skits. They also came during " Work Week " , which was a week before rush began to help prepare for a successful rush. The previous year, National Officers and Phi Mus from Florida State University came to interview the interested girls and help restart the chapter on campus. Phi Mu tried to attend and participate in as many as possible. In November, the house earned the title of " Sorority of the Month " . They also won an award from Panhellenic for the most improved sorority of the year. Phi Mu placed first for the second year in a row in Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Alpha Theta ' s annual Twist and Shout. They also placed second in Sigma Chi ' s Derby Days for their line dance and third in Tug of War. Even though the house was very busy around campus, they still found time to help the community. In October, the new members went to volunteer at the Girl ' s Club. Some other members also went to Baby Gator to help the teachers give the children a fall carnival. phi mu Pi Beta Phi is a strong sisterhood devoted to developing a true bond of friendship, fostering mental, social, and moral advancement, promoting the happiness of humanity, and determining the real objects of life. Pi Beta Phi sorority was founded by twelve women at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois on April 28, 1867. It was the first national college society of women founded as a national fraternity. It is also the only sorority that single-handedly supports a national philanthropy, the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Arrowmont is recognized as one of the finest arts and crafts schools in the nation, and with our help, it continues to enrich the lives of adults and children through the arts. Our annual philanthropy, called Down-N-Dirty, is a co-ed football tournament benefitting Links to Literacy and Arrowmont. Pi Beta Phi ' s official symbol is the arrow, and the mascot is the angel. Their colors are wine and silver blue, and their flower is the wine carnation. Pi Phi alumnae include Jane Fonda, Susan Lucci, Faye Dunaway, Courtney Gibbs (Miss America), and Kaye Bailey Hutchinson (Senator of Texas). Some interesting facts about Pi Beta Phi are that Wrigley ' s Gum has an arrow on its package because Mrs. Wrigley was a Pi Phi, and Parker Pens have an arrow as a clip because Mrs. Parker was also a Pi Phi. Since 1874, over 108,000 women have lived by our motto " One heart, one way " . Sigma Kappa was founded at Colby College in Waterville, Maine by five innovated and dedicated women. Sigma Kappa ' s basis is striving for high standards in all aspects of everyday life and to support worthwhile civic, social, and philanthropic projects. Throughout the year Sigma Kappa is involved with many activities. We participate in other sororities ' and fraternities ' philanthropies, socials, sisterhood events, and intramural sports. Sisterhood events includea trip to Mardi Gras, road trips to Savannah and Disney World, Parents ' Weekend, and big sister little sister bonding. Our sisters not only devote their time to Sigma Kappa, but also to campus activities. Many participate in Student Government, Florida Blue Key, Cicerones, Panhellenic Council, and different honorary societies. Last fall, Sigma Kappa raised over $5,000 in their annual Alzheimer ' s Memory Walk. We also raised money to buy food, clothing, and toys for our other philanthropy, the Maine Sea Coast Mission, for needy families living in rural Maine. Sigma Kappa ' s bond of sisterhood doesn ' t end with graduation. Many of our alumnae come back for alumnae dinners or to help with rush in the summer. Some of these dedicated Sigma Kappa women are even active in local alumnae programs scattered throughout the United States. Zeta Tau Alpha Zeta Tau Alpha was founded at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia on October 15, 1898; since then, it has grown to be the third largest sorority in the nation. The University of Florida chapter, Gamma Iota, was accredited on March 2, 1949. Our national symbol is the five pointed crown, and our flower is the white violet. Our local chapter symbol is the zebra. Our traditions and ideals are based on sisterhood, service, scholarship, and social activities. Our chapter is actively involved in many service projects; our largest being our philanthropy, which is the Zeta " Line Dance " . All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, to which we donate over S5,000 annually. Our chapter currently has 100% campus involvement, but we emphasize scholarship above all else. Our sisterhood is based on a strong bond of friendship and spirit of love. Among our famous alumnae are Faith Daniels and Linda Bird Johnson. ZTA Sororities Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Xi Delta Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Delta Phi Epsilon Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Mu Pi Beta Phi Sigma Gamma Rho Sigma Kappa Zeta Tau Alpha Greeks 466 Greek Life 467 468 Greeks Greeks 469 homecoming 470 Greeks greek style Homecoming 471 472 Greeks Greeks gator greek life At the university of florida - The Greeks ' GPA has ranked higher than the All-university GPA year after year. - Sigma Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha Sigma Phi Epsilon are the three largest fraternities in the nation. - Alpha Xi Delta has initiated over 100,000 ladies. - Florida ' s Phi Delta Theta fraternity is the largest Phi Delta Theta chapter in the nation. The Phi Debts had an episode of the Jerry Springer Show filmed at their home after the fraternity won a contest sponsored by the show. - UF ' s 1991, 92 93 Homecoming Queens were all ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. - Kappa Alpha Theta ' s scholastic achievements ranked them first among Greek organizations at UF. - Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority won the President ' s Cup for the top athletic program among sororities. - University of Florida ' s Greeks raised over $100,000 for the Gainesville community during the 1995-96 academic year. - The Sigma Chi chapter at UF has been recognized as the best Sigma Chi chapter in the nation. - Phi Mu is the University of Florida ' s newest sorority. The ladies proudly unveiled their new house this past year. Greek Life 475 1 fire DAMAGES lamba chi alpha FOR THE BRIGHT YELLOW POLICE LINE CIRCLING THE LAMBDA CHI ALPHA FRATERNITY HOUSE, EVERYTHING LOOKS JUST LIKE IT DID BEFORE SPRING BREAK. " IT IS THE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE THAT DISPLAYS THE TELL- TALE SIGNS OF A FIRE THAT BROKE OUT AT 8 : 4 3 THURSDAY MORNING. -DAWN HARRIS, THE INDEPENDENT FLORIDA ALLIGATOR, MARCH I 3, 1995 hOUSE oNE YEAR LATER On Thursday, March 9, 1995, a fire destroyed the living quarters of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house. The blaze started in the attic of the two-story house at 8:43 in the morning. Most of the students were away on Spring Break when the incident occurred, and fortunately no one was injured in the fire. However, the structural damage to the house was severe and took several months to repair. The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha faced this tragedy and worked together to overcome it. " You never realize how close you truly are with your brothers until you face something like this. It proved to be a time in which we grew stronger individually and as a group. A true test to the bond of brotherhood, " said Brian Wilson, of Stuart, Florida. " I would like to thank the entire Greek community at OF for their support and assistance during that difficult time. We were, and still are, very appreciative of all of your efforts to assist us in our time of need, " said Brian Bull, former chapter president. One year later, the house displayed no signs of a blaze that caused nearly $600,000 in structural damages. But, the brothers within the home will never forget the event, or its lasting affects on each of them. Many of the brothers returned to school days after the blaze to find all of their belongings destroyed, along with their home. They were forced to not only deal with the pressures of academics, but also the challenges of finding housing, purchasing new belongings and facing the trauma of losing almost everything you own. But the fraternity rose from the ashes of this devastating tragedy and started anew. The strength and character of the men of Lambda Chi Alpha, as well as their advisor Dr. Greg Smith, demonstrated how the bond of brotherhood can help one overcome such a tragedy and grow stronger from the experience. Lambda Chi Alpha Fire 477 greek life - The University of Florida ' s Greek community is the largest in the nation. - Delta Tau Delta is Florida ' s newest fraternity. - The Delta Gamma sorority was one of the first five sororities established at the University of Florida. - Alpha Tau Omega was UF ' s first fraternity. Coach Spurrier is a proud alumnus of the chapter. - Chi Omega Sorority is the largest sorority in the nation. - Phi Kappa Tau fraternity leads the student body as their brothers hold key positions within Florida Blue Key and Student Government. - Internationally, Lambda Chi Alpha has initiated over 270,000 men. Thus, making it one of the most popular fraternities in the world. - Sigma Kappa sorority celebrated their 120th anniversary this year. - University of Florida ' s IFC is the largest in the nation. - Chi Phi is the oldest social fraternity in the nation. - The Alpha Chi Omega chapter at OF has been recognized nationally for its excellence in recruitment. 478 Greeks phi sIGMA KAPPA Greek Life 479 university of florida fraternities Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Gamma Rho Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Tau Omega Beta Theta Pi Chi Phi Delta Chi Delta Tau Delta Kappa Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Lambda Chi Alpha Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Phi Delta Theta Phi Gamma Delta Phi Kappa Tau Phi Sigma Kappa Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Phi Pi Lambda Phi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Alpha Mu Sigma Chi Sigma Nu Sigma Phi Epsilon Sigma Pi Tau Epsilon Phi Tau Kappa Epsilon Theta Chi Zeta Beta Tau 480 Greeks Greek Life 481 r " . . . my today and yesterday will fully merge into tomorrow. " MEMORIES last forever and so do true FRIENDS Investment Management Palm Beach Gardens, Florida congratulations john mark brian fabian to the GATOR CLASS OF ' 96 Congratulations Jen! The long hours, the all nighters (cold pizza and Coke for breakfast), your perserverence and drive for your goals has paid off. Over the last five years we have watched your skills and leadership grow, your faith deepened, and your character tested as you have pursued and realized your vision. " Do you see a woman skilled in her work? She will stand before kings... " Proverbs 22:29 Love to our " Lady, " Mom and Dad JONATHAN W. DECKER Congrats, Nurse J The " Pride of OUR Sunshine " made it! Love, MOM JAIME Dear Chrissy, You have made us so very proud. May all your future dreams de fulfilled. Love Mom Dad 0 NURSING CLASS OF ' 96 Congratulations on a successful year! CONGRATs JEff nichols sec dive CHAMPION 1996 Congratulations Little Little Sugar! LOOK OUT WORLD SHE COMES! Congratulations VALERIE SKARBEK! chicken Dee LOVE, Morn, Dad, Jeannine, Robert 8 David 0 recognition of effort and dedication, we wish you the best of luck and . We are very what you have accomplished You are , we love your parents, brother and sisters 484 0 Parent ads Ty McCuen: Our Son, brother, And Uncle All that can be said from our hearts would take another lifetime. For all the Joy you have brought to Al of us the years. When things go wrong as they sometimes will and seems uphill, when funds are low and the debts are high you may want to smile, but have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a hit of rest if you must, but do not quit. Success is failure turned inside out, the silver tint of clouds of doubt. You never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems so far. So stick to the fight when hardes t hit, it ' s when things seem worst, that you mustn ' t quit. Your Loving Family ty-alan McCuen Dear Bianca Keep up the good work, Love, Mom, Dad Vanessa, c Cartitos Dear Michelle, Congratulations on your graduation. We are all so proud of you. Remember we will Dear David, We just wanted to take time at this special to share with you how proud we are of all the things you have accomplished thus far. We know you will continue to be successful in all our endeavors and look forward to celebrating our future accomplishments. We love you and wish you all the best life has to offer. Love, Mom and Dad always be there for you. May your future be filled with love, success, and happiness Love, Dad, Mom, and Jennifer CONGRATULATIONS brian HUFFman THE CLASS OF ' 96 Congratulations Brian! 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 happiness in your future. Go Gator Go!! All Our Love, Mom Dad 486 ADS Patrons Rob, It ' s hard to believe you ' re half way home. Here ' s to a second half as good as the first! Travis Chapin: Every experience in your life is an for growth. Knowledge is power. Learn to listen. But,... take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul. Be yourself. in your dreams. Congratulations for a great second year. We love you! Mom, Dad, Tracie Jamie Wise-It ' s halftime in your quest for a degree. Hope the second half is as exciting and rewarding as the first. Your hard work is already beginning to pay off. We ' re proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad, Anne Molly Heather Cohen- " You are one determined young lady " You have set and achieved many goals for yourself. Congratulations on reaching another plateau- keep on climbing!! Though we may not see eye to eye, I will alwaya love you. Best of Luck always. Later Gator. Love, Mom, Grandma, Martin Tamara Erika, Congratulations on your graduation. everyone is so proud of you. You have accomplished so much. We know that you have had a most fulfilling senior year in all your endeavors. You have been an impressive role model for your brother, a loving daughter, and a wonderful granddaughter to your grateful grandparents. You have remained focused during a most difficult year for our family. We wish that all your hopes and dreams come true; that you ' re blessed with good health, happiness and success always. With lots of love, respect and admiration, Dad, Mom, Joshua, Grandpa Murray, Grandma Dorothy and Poppi Parent Ads 487 David jack lesansky Chris Allison LaBelle Congratulations on all of your Your hard work, strength and make you very special. Always how proud your father would have been on this special day. It has been watching you achieve all of your goals. Please know that we love you and are always here for you! Love always, Mother and Carrie Congratulations Cara and the class of 1996! Love, Mom, Jerry and Annie rachel drogan Congratulations on a year! Congratulations Jason! You have worked so hard for this. We are very proud of you and we love you very much, Love, Mom, bad and Deanna GO lisa lou liza lou baba pari nina 488 Q Parent Ads Parent Ads 489 Dan: The road wasn ' t always easy. But with strength, courage and hard work you made it. On Earth and Heaven, your family is proud. Gator! We Love You, Dad, Brian, and Laurie Family STAR William Scott Glazier B.A. ' 96 Congratula- tions!! Congratulations ashley!! You have come a long way from ACDS. We are very proud of you and love you very much. With your personality, and hard work someday you will be our doctor Zezulak To Our Sunshine Congratulations Kelly! For are... and will be... With much Love Pride, Mom, Dad PJ (Austin Noel too) Tower Yearbook Congratufates JoAnne Gonzalez Brian Huffman Class of 1996 Good Luck ' Congratulations to the pO• BOYS class of ' 96! Go Gators! Y ' all are What It Is To Us! Thank Maine - Largest Selection of Prints - Fastest Service - Quality Custom Framing IN ONE HOUR! Bill Vasquez Manager (904) 332-4660 In The Oaks Mall John Cantlon Jay Moorehead Cross-Stitch More Kevin Mayeux Max Newell Media Play John MacDonald Priscilla Williams Harriet Peebles Jeff Jacobs Ed Cometz Glenda Frederick The Gator Sport Shop John Davisson Elizabeth Boe Ship Rite Plus Jonathan Kilman Anna Pam OF Sports Info Steve McClain Barbara Sanders Sandy Vernon Carl Wolf Studios Valerie and Mike TGIFridays Olivia Jefferies Sharon Eldred Pat Shore Academic Publishing Inc. John Wolfe Oki Country Store TO: FROM: Terri LeCarreaux 536 Thanks! it ' s great to be a florida gator In my 2 1 2 years at UF I have had the luxury of experiencing the best of times and the worst of times. I would like to thank the following people for making my time at UF absolutely, positively, awesome. It sure is gr-r-r-reat to be a Florida Gator. Bart, Andre, Matt, Danny Tyson: Thanks for being such great neighbors, Always being quiet, not taking down the championship doortags ASAP and putting up with my roomates and I. Bart-Mac-N- Cheese is best !!! Keep on havin ' a Kickin ' good time at UF and in med. school. Andre-Good luck back home and for heavens sake teach your mom how to drive. Danny-thanks for signing all the magazines and the footballs; for always being polite and helpful; and such a great person. Have a great season-- good things come to those who wait--God Bless, and yes " I ' ll always be a Gator " Tyson Danny--you are both talented, but please don ' t give up those day jobs just yet. Thanks for the guitar and harmonica serenade of Amazing Grace (my favorite song), Oh Susannah and When the Saints. Marlene Rodgers: My Gainesville mom dad-thanks for everything, you ' re the best. Thanks for taking me under your wing my fret semester here. God Bless Go Gators :) :) Sandy The greatest senior clerk this side of the world. Thanks for everything, especially making sure I didnt trip at commencement. You ' re the best:) :) :) Kel-Thanks for being such a great friend, and for putting up with all of my ideas. I failed in my job to educate you on Gator sports, but I gave it my best shot. Thanks for educating me on the finer points of Yearbook, life, relationships and friendship. You truly are special and maybe someday you ' ll have just a little bit of the love of sports in your blood. The road trip to Auburn was killer. I behaved, and eventhough we took a wrong turn on our way home, we atleast found the mall. Yes, I ' ll fly Valu jet again, this time I ' ll handle my own luggage. Good Luck Ms. Drennan-those elementry and middle school students will drive you nuts faster than I did. Go Gators--Lets road trip again :) :) Kimberly Indira: Thanks for showing me the ropes at UF. I don ' t John " UncA Duster " Canton Thanks for everything !!! The trip to know what I ' d of done without you two. You two were my first Nashville was killer, even though my luggage was lost. I enjoyed flying and roomies and will always be special. Go Gators :) seeing Olympic Fulton County Stadium. Christina: Thanks for always being there for me. You were the glue that helped me keep my sanity on many, many occasions. You will make a great Wildlife researcher and tour guide. You will make it. Sorry we never did the Glamour Shots or the Ham. God Bless I! Stay true to the Gators-Remember-Once a Gator--Always a Gator. Maria Marty: Thanks for helping me keep it together. Marty good luck in U-Tep-you ' ll do great. Thanks for the best margaritas in towm. Maria-you ' ll be a great sociologist. Carole: M5. Engineer Thanks for being such a good roomie. You ' ll make a great engineer. Take time to plant a real garden and watch it grow Orly. No, I not the female counter part of Doogie Houser, just an avid Gator fan and sports junkie. Thanks for all the laughs and good luck as a Pharmacist. You are special-- thanks for seeing the good in everything I did and telling me like it was. You and Nelson are much fun to be with. Have a great life keep in touch :) Jeannie, Ronnie, Kim, Kelly, Sam Tyler McCorkle: Thanks for making me feel like part of the family. Football season would not have been the same if I hadn ' t had you guys. Thanks for all the tailgaiting fun. You ' re Awesome !!! Ronnie-Once a Gator, Always a Gator, don ' t forget it. Go Gators :) :) :) 537 What was 1996 in Gator Country? For every Gator there is a unique answer. No two people should be able to up their the same other son when you see neck, no matter ma y live a larger our own on the around and we care for more than are What It Is! And 19% as the year to b who did what had to be one and moved on, we all know they will be back. Once a Gator, always a Gator. What Is Is 538 r Albert and Albert wave good-bye to yet another year and another graduating class. All Gators just about reach the edge at some point. Luckily, most come back. Has Rebecca come back Yet? People gather downtown to celebrate the coming of spring with music and entertainment 540 ENDING Halloween is a great time to celebrate throughout This cast of characters celebrate the day with the crew at TGIFridays These young future Gators await Albert and Alberta during the Homecoming parade. Doggies, doggies everywhere. Pets are what it is! The Army ROTC reanacts this famous scene. The ROTC is very visible throughout the year on campus. Ryan Allison Ed Robbie Gail and Maria Colophon The 1996 Tower Yearbook is the 14th edition of the offical University of Florida yearbook. It was printed using both Yeartech and PageMaker computer programs by Jostens in Clarksville, Tennessee. The 544 page book has a trim size of 9x12. It is printed on 100 pound gloss finish paper. The cover is process color ink printed and lithographed. The copy styles vary from each magazine section to the next. 600 copies of the 1996 Tower were printed. Books sold for $45 shipping. Extra copies may be available. Senior portraits were taken by Carl wolf Studios of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The number there is 1-800-969-1338. All 43 pages of advertisements were sold by Publishing Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. Their number is 1-800- 730-9497. Financing for the 1996 Tower was provided through book sales, ad- vertising revenue, and Student funds (approximately 15%). The Tower yearbook is an agency of Student Government. What It Is! photographers used Kodak T-Max color 400, 800, 1600 speed film and Fugi 440 black and white film. Developing was done by Carl Wolf Studios, Eckerds, and Harmons. Tower is published by a volunteer staff of about 15. There is no relation with the College of Journalism. The content of the does not reflect the opinions of UF, SG, the student body, administration, or faculty. NO portion of this book may be reproduced in any form without the expressed written consent of the editor. Please address all correspon- dence to: Tower Yearbook 300-64 JWRU Bow 118505 Gainesville, FL 32611-8505 or (352) 392-1665 ext. 309. Thank You and please be pa- tient with us, we do the best we can. A yearbook first appeared at the University of Florida in 1910. A copy of the original yearbook still exists at the UF Archives. The yearbook was named The Seminole at that time. It was chosen because it was reflective of Florida ' s past and the original staff thought it fit the University well. At that time there was not the rivalry between Florida State and UF as there is today. They were still the Florida Women ' s College, not the Noles. The yearbook was published from 1910 until 1973 as The Seminole. In 1973 UF ' s newspaper, the Alligator, moved off campus to become an independent publication. The yearbook and newspaper had shared offices, money and staff. When the Alligator moves off campus The Seminole shut down to help the newspaper reorganize, and possibly because of financial difficulties. Until 1983 there was no yearbook at UF. During that year the yearbook was started up again with the name Tower. It was named after the famous historicallandmark in the middle of campus, Century Tower. The staff published a good book through 1988. Unfortunately, during this time the staffs also spent a lot more money than they took in. In 1989 the yearbook was about to be shut down again. John Webster, the editor at the time, was frustrated because of a lack of support, no returning staff members, and a debt. In the fall of 1989 a couple of freshmen joined staff with the intent to make Tower live up to its potential. They knew it would be hard, but they never expected half of what they were dealt. In October of 1989 Jeff Jacobs assumed the role of editor-in-chief. Tower had no office and a tiny, but dedicated staff. Two inexpensive magazine type yearbooks were produce d in 1990 and 1991 to help work out the debt. In 1992 the yearbook became a Student Government agency and acquired a small office in the student activities center. The yearbook began to receive funding from SG and the staff grew. Since 1992 there have been a few mishaps and late deliveries (necessary to keep a debt from skyrocketing). 1994 began well, but Tower suffered a set back when editor Monica Curry resigned her position. Melissa Waz took over and things continued smoothly until the end of the year. There was nothing ready for a final deadline and no color pages. The young inexperienced staff began to see problems in the way things had been handled and scurried to fix them. The 1994 book had yet to be published as work began on the 1995 Tower. Sophomore Kelly Brennan became editor in 1995 and worked on restoring Tower ' s image and working out kinks that had occurred in the organization previously. It was time to create an awareness of Tower ' s existence. The book was increased to reflect the university it represents and Scholastic Press guidelines were reintroduced to the structure of the book. Tower started 1996 in a good position. The ' 95 book had paid for itself and the staff returning, including second term editor Brennan was experienced and excited. The book ' s size was once again increased; this time to 544 pages. A new state of mind was put in place this year, one of a lot more fun and a lot less boring copy. Each section was made to be its own. There was a unique creation in each section. The theme What It Is! is about spirit, pride and memories. Funding as always was important. A new advertising company and increased sittings for senior portraits, along with the offering of undergraduate pictures were introduced to help the budg et. Trips were taken to other schools to see how things were run and a mini seminar was heldto brainstorm innovative yearbook ideas. 1997 will bring changes and a lot of new ideas and memories. Stay tuned in as the legacy continues... ow Oh Well! Here it is June 3rd and we are done. Completely! And before our final deadline, with a book 544 pages long. Would anyone have ever thought? I can say this is one of the best staffs I have ever worked with. Despite all the snags, things went off verrrrry well! This is our pay check, and long one in coming. No matter what the future may bring this book is total proof of what can be done. There is no magic, just and patience. I am very proud of this book. Everyone should sit up and take notice. No matter what is thrown out you or demanded from you, it can be done. From shoebox to storage closet Tower lives through our sweat and tears, it grows from us and has little to do with paper and pen, copy and pictures. It is an idea bouncing in our crazy minds erupting from thought and trial. A pat on the back to all us of. I deeply appreciate everything y ' all have done. I am sad in leaving, but it must be done. The benefits no longer outweigh the struggle and I am sorry I have to leave this behind. I don ' t think I can completely. So, Allison, I will share my knowledge of the ins and outs advising, with the ability to leave when I can not hold in the screams any longer. I have had a really good time at Tower and truly feel I have contributed something extraordinary to UF. Even if I feel underappricated and overextended, in the end clean, crisp pages with only the smell an editor could love brings a smile to my face. JoAnne, it was tough and no one can dispute that fact, but honey just look at this thing! Thanks for last minute saves and always watching out for us. What ' s next? Braves, Cowboys? Travel with the team, you ' ll never have a dull moment, maybe just lost luggage. Please refrain from driving Lincolns and watch those ditches. It has been great... Allison, okay, there were glitches in the department this year. That is what happens when a long time always around guy (ED) leaves. You did all you could do and we all appreciate it. Learn to use 3R sheets, stay away from all that computer age stuff! Ha ha, like everything I did this year wasn ' t Yearteched. Best of Luck next year. I will be around to show you the fraying ropes. Things are getting better. Brian, when you began this 10+ signature .of Student Life adventure I thought you were crazy, brave but truly nuts. It looks awesome. I love the ideas and that it was all done! Even if I got suckered into a few hours of work. Thank you for coming in at the pinch and always being concerned. I am so glad you gave us another shot. Did remembering who you where in the beginning help? You have a great talent for creativity and God help us, the subpoena papers are coming to you! I was going to say don ' t waste your talents in law, but you just might need those skills. Even if you drove me nuts, it was well worth it! Danke Vannessa, Greeks all on your own. Once again creativity in a very limiting section. I don ' t know how you do it, but if it ' s there I won ' t ask, maybe I ' ll beep you about it though. You survived my Jeep driving, congrats, hope it didn ' t scare you away. Then again it was a free dinner. Ryan, yet another quite one. That ' s okay I can only handle so many Brians. I am really excited about the way academics turned out. I know there was trouble with photos and quotes, but thank you for hanging it there. It looks exactly the way it should. Open, simple( and modern, finally! Thanks for all you did this year! Robbie, you were busy I understand. Thanks for typing away and always being around to help. Stick around we ' ll see what we can do to you next year! Amy, Amy what can I say? I am sorry things didn ' t work out the way you wanted. You expected a lot. All the kudos for hanging in there and putting up with al of it, sometimes it cannot be avoided. Sports looks hard, you put a lot of hard work in and should be ver proud of what you accomplished. Tara Jason, photographers from Heaven! Jason Arizona was a godsend to us. Thanks so much for yo dedication and everything you have done for Tower. Tara, I only mistaked you and Shannon once that I know of. You must not confuse my already distorted mind any more. Thanks for all the shower shots and everything else odd someone asked for. (Like the puzzled tattoo guy, Yuck!) Please hang in there with and have a great time in the Netherlands, bring us Picts! (Always I know) John, we are getting better and now the craziest op is leaving. Thanks for all you ' ve done above the call duty! Outback was delicious! Mom, Dad, Ricci, You are always there for me when I need you even if you are all the way up there. Thanks for letting me take over the computer in May. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys R-I guess I have to become a Blue Hen fan now, ha. Good Luck at Delaware, Go kick some ass! (But be good!) Gail and Maria, y ' all are the best roommates a crazy person could ask for. Thanks for putting up with everything I do and all the stuff that is flying One day we shall reach the promise land, with money and plenty of time. Until then we will watch GH and cut on Felicia hair, collect dripping water and hope someone else pays our rent. Auf Weidersen. Kerri, we have the same boyfriends, how does that work. It ' s really great to have someone to talk to, actually understands exactly what I mean. Good Luck at USF, I ' m going to miss you. You know there is always a room with your name on it and food in the fridge. Your prince will come. Ty, wow oh wow am I crazy? I think you think that am sometimes, you are probably not that far off. I love you for all you do for me and all the support you I miss you more than words can say. Thanks for all help and Thursdays spent in the office and not at the bars.Keep smushing Tigger and I will be there as soot as I can. Like pickles and onions! i
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