University of Florida - Tower Seminole Yearbook (Gainesville, FL)

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Table of Contents Opening - page 2 Student Life - page 32 Sports - page 66 Greeks - page 130 Academics - page 172 In Memoriam Dedication for American Heroes Organizations - page Dedication - page 252 Ads - page 254 Closing - page 328 210 Complements of: University of Florida Tower Yearbook Staff This Page Intentionally Left Blank University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611 Phone: (352) 392-3261 OPENING As we look through this yearbook, another year of memories have been sealed away for the future, Another year of socials, another year of classes, another year of football games. The Gator spirit is alive and kicking, and we have captured it here for your viewing pleasure. Right: Many of the classes here at OF can be uploaded and watched from the Internet at the student ' s leisure. Here, several students watch their classes in the Circa computer lab. Just one of the many students who buys lunch in the food court. Lunchtime is the busiest in the several food courts located on campus. Right: Jennifer Cliff, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, waits for Homecoming Parade to start, with her mother and farther, Jeff and Janice Cliff of Melbourne Florida. 2 Tower 2002 Major Parker sets up a shot from last Basketball season. If you want to stay fit, the gym is the place to go. Several different classes are given throughout the day. Cheerleaders show that Gator Jerry Kielbasa and Johanna Wittle spirit during the Homecoming model one of the most economical Parade. and fastest ways of getting around campus: bikes! Tower 2002 3 Right: Nicole McCray was named the SEC Player of the Year in 2000. (Photo Jeff Gage) Below: Ben Wilkinson, 3 Geomatics, relaxes and reads the paper, near the Engineering building, before his next class. (Photo Karen Kraft) Above: The Reitz Union lawn links the Union, the Hub and major classroom buildings together. Right Some spirited Gators stand and poses for a picture before a game. 4 Tower 2002 Left: The 2000 Footbal team posing for a picture after capturing the SEC Conference Champoinonship against Auburn on December 2, 2000. Above: During their leisure time, students relax around the beautiful campus landscape. Left: During football season, University Avenue becomes litered with students and Gator fans. Tower 2002 5 " The Real World " STUDENT LIFE What makes for a good college experience? Could it be the student body, with more than 47,000 students? U F is the sixth largest university in the nation. The large student body provides opportunity to meet many types of students . Could it be the sporting events, and UF ' s countless championships? UF ' s enthusiatic student body has one major component in common, they are all GATORS sports fans! In recent years, OF has ranked fourth in All-Sports Championships. Could making a good college experience be the more than 500 organizations? With so many there is something for everyone to do. Every student has their own definition for making the most of their college years. But regardless of choices, this is your student life, and these years will quickly pass leaving only the memories. -Jaquelyn Gonzalez A pastime of all students is catching up on what is in the Independent Florida Alligator. Right: Ben McDole, 3Math, watches Sergio Nava, Engineering, play a videogame in their dorm in Beaty Towers. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Laying on her bed in Beaty Towers, Leah Vermeer, 1JM, reads for for her Literature class. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Steve Summerford, 1 Landscape Architecture, RIght: Laura Schneider,1FA, chats with her friends on strums his guitar in his dorm in Beaty Towers. (Photo the computer in her Beaty dorm. (Photo Jane Jane Klimenko) Klimenko) 8 Student Life DORMS Living on-campus comes with a lot of selections, now there are droms with kitchens and extra living space... It ' s not just a little room anymore Left: Marlena Umbenhauer, 1AC, cooking in her dorm in Beaty Towers. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Ashley Knight, English, writes in bed in her dorm in Beaty Towers, while posing for a picture. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Posing for a picture, Sari Ehrens, 1LS, and Dana Klickstein, 1FA, share a room in Jennings Flail. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Student Life 9 DORMS Adding a personal flare to your space is what dorm life is all about. Many students decorate their room to match their personality. Right: Dana Klickstein, 1FA, in her dorm in Jennings Hall. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Spending quality roommate time, Lauren Smith, Microbiology, and Lauren Millman, 1DAS, pose for a picture in their Jennings Hall dorm. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Right: After eating dinner, Nicolas Applyrs, Health Science, does the dishes in his Beaty Towers dorm. (Photo Jane Klimenko) 10 Tower 2002 Left: Many students choose to decorate their rooms to make it feel homey. Below: Robert Drach. freshman, undecided, scans the in his dorm in Beaty Towers. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Alia Cousins, 2BA, in front of the door to her Above: In her dorm room at Rawlings Hall, Ileana Wald. dormroom in Jennings Hall. (Photo Jane Klimenko) I FA, sits at her computer desk. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Tower 2002 11 Right: Stacy Drake and Anna Cagno decorate their apartment with great big smiles. Below: Robert Lunn and Jason Moussa decide to make a delicious meal. They make spaghetti. Above: Eric Dent, Stephan Frick, and Donald Right: After eating a wonderful meal, Kelly Miles take a break from studying to play their Napolitano and Renee Morgan wash their playstation. dishes. 12 Tower 2002 APARTMENTS Being amongst each other ' s company makes the memories at the Uni- versity of Florida so much more exciting and special. Left: Olivia Pelc, Katie, and Tiffany Bright enjoy preparing meals together at their apartment. Above: Austin Ellis changes the lightbulb after it suddenly blew out. Left: Jon Paul and Josh Kane like to play cards after dinner. Tower 2002 13 apartments While decorating, playing games or cooking together, individuals always have a great time being in each other ' s company. Right: Tammy Marshall and Katie Cary help their roommate Katie Sweeney hang up a deli- cate canope over her bed. Above: Justin Hogan throws his football while relaxing in his apartment. Right: Grant Lian and Carolina Peniza work diligently to finish their projects for their Digital Logic class. 14 Tower 2002 Left: Smiling, Tori Townshend and Jenn Green hang up lights decorating their lovely apart- ment. Below: Adam Feinberg and Stacy Drake enjoy playing playstation. Left: Olivia Pelc, Katie Hogin, and Tiffany Bright hang a colorful picture in their kitchen. Above: Rodrigo Silva and Jose Silva make a picture board to treasure their many wonderful memories. Tower 2002 15 Right: The Swamp is definitely the best place to hang out after a football game. Below: Orbit allows people to dance and have a great time. Above: There is always something fun at the Florida Theater. Right: After a long night of having fun or studying, there is nothing better than going to get warm fresh doughnuts at Krispy Kreme. 16 Tower 2002 NIGHTLIFE Around the University of Florida ' s campus, there are many exciting and fun places students can enjoy themselves. Above: The Purple Porpoise is a fun place for students to hang out. Left: Mellow Mushroom ' s pizza is e njoyed until the late hours of the night. Left: Maude ' s, a downtown coffee shop, is a cozy place to sit and have a good time. Tower 2002 17 CONCERTS On the University of Florida ' s campus, a variety of students ' favorite such as 311, Jane ' s Addiction, and Blue ' s Traveler are presented to the students during the year. Right: Jane ' s Addiction brings many fans to the University of Florida ' s campus. Special thanks for the photograph by John Davidson. Above: Blue ' s Traveler is a group who plays blues-type music. Right: 311 dazles the audience with their songs. 18 Tower 2002 a Left: Jane ' s Addiction ' s lead singer brings the crowd to sing along with him and his songs. Special thanks for the photograph by John Davidson. Below: 311 performs for the many students who came to hear and see them play. Left: Students anxiously attend the 2001 Vans Warped Tour. Above: Another group of amazing performers grace the audience with their presence. Tower 2002 19 What is there to do ... Above: As one of the first landmarks vistors see, the Florida Fountain is located behind Tigert Hall. Above Right: The HUB food court, busiest the lunch hours, provides a central lunch area for thousands of students each day. Right: Sometimes you just need to take a nap. During the Gator Expo, this student catches up on his z ' s. 20 Tower 2002 Left: Reitz Union is the students ' " area " . From a food court to several businesses, everything you need can mostly likely be found at the Union. Middle Left: These two Gators display their talents in the North Lawn during Black History Month. Below: Bullentinboards are the place to find out what going throughout the campus. Here, the are advertised for those students wishing to go one to medical school. The Reitz Union duck pond is one of the many serene spots on campus. On a good day, you can watch the ducks and other birds while basking in the sun ' s rays. Above: Cori Brodsky, Nicole Richard, and Patrick Donnelly enjoy a moment togehter the gator Expo. Tower 2002 21 Gator Pride at Homecoming Below: This Gators make sure everyone knows where they are, on the corner of Gator Street and Florida Avenue. Above Right: No one can miss the Gator Marching Band when they arrive. Thanks to this bigdrum,you can hear them coming from miles away. Right: President, Dr. Charles Young rides in style on the rumble seat in the back of this Ford Model A. 22 Tower 2002 Left: Many clubs participate in the parade. Here, the Korean Student adds diversity to the parade with their dragon. Middle Left: The College of Health and Human Performance showed their gator spirit and put together this homecoming float. Left: Members of Alpha Tau Alpha and their friends ride along on one of the many Greek floats in the parade. Above: One of the many traditions during week is the annual Gator Gallop seen here. Tower 2002 23 Right: Marching down University Avenue, the Pride of the Sunshine Band plays for the Gator fan crowd. Below: Before the Homecoming parade, the Gator Gallop brings neighborhood Gators together for a run down University Avenue. Right: Heather Murphy,5Eg; Liz Long, 4LS; Adam Harris, 3 JU; Nishba Arbham, 3BC; and Lynita Mullings, 4HH, show their colors as they get ready for the Tennesse Game. These students are members of Capus Crusade for Christ and are know as the " Gator Smurfs " . Bleeding Orange and Blue UF students Low how to off their Gator spirit. 24 Opening 2002 Left: Student Government President Marc Adler, waves to the Homecoming Parade crowd. Below: The Florida Dazzlers walk down University Avenue in support of Gator football. Above: Albert and Alberta wave to the Gator crowds. Left: The sold-out crowd cheer their Florida football team as they take the field during the Homecoming game. God must be a Gator, the sky is blue and the sun is orange Campus in Orange Blue Right: Orange and Blue is everywhere in Florida Field as the Gators take the field for Above: The fountains at the main entrance near Tigert hall. Right: Albert guards the entrance to Florida Field and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. 26 Opening 2002 Left: Century Tower stands as a beacon, and is dedecated to OF Alumni who gave their lives in service to their country. Below: Graduation in May of 2002 in the O ' Connell Center. Left: Kristin Jackson, 3CCJ, takes a minute at Preview to show the latest spring fashions from Califonia. Above: University Auditorium as seen though one of the many Live Oak trees on campus. Opening 2002 27 Below: Monica Duque, 3 HE, and Jennifer Lee, 4 Sociology, work at the Gator Well Hut in front of the HUB on campus. The Hut serves as a referral service to students with various health questions. (Photo Karen Kraft) Right: Mark Lanier, from Lakeland, FL, between studies he welcomes guests at the Doubletree hotel on Southwest 34th Street. Above: Paul Langdon, 2 ME, bags a customer ' s purchases in the campus bookstore. Langdon has been working at the HUB bookstore for 1 1 2 years to earn money to help pay his bills. (Photo Karen Kraft) Right: Jordan Cuffe, 3ARCH , works at the Country Club to help pay his school costs. He has been at the GCC for 3 months. 28 Student Life 2002 Getting through college involves much more surviving professors and classes Left: Meagan St.Germaine, 4BA, poses next to a display of items from " Mr. 2-Bits " George Edmunson, at the Doubletree Hotel and OF Conference Center. Meagan works part time at the hotel, between classes. Above: Laura Rosselle, 2LA, Sean Jackson, 4BA, and Jackie Preston, 3COM, divide their time between classes and Applebee ' s. Working part time, acording to Jackie, " Helps pay the cost of college. " Left: Sean Mills, 4BA, is from Boone HS in Orlando and works at the Gainesville Country Club, while taking classes. He has been at the GCC for 1 year. " I enjoy going to work, so I can go out, " says Sean. Student Life 2002 29 ...Or some extra cash students work a variety of jobs to put themselves through for a little spending money I A Right: Graduate student Ranganath Komanbura replaces drinks in the cooler at the University HUB. Students can purchase food and drinks at the HUB inbetween their classes. (Photo Karen Kraft) Below Right: Lisa Sewell, 2BA, Lia LoBella,3PR, Michelle Paddock, 3BA hostesses work at Caraba ' s to help pay their bills. Above: Amanda Chereck, graduate alumni, hands out free drinks and pizza to students in front of Turlington Hall sponsered by Civitan Regional Blood System of Gainesville. Civitan encourages students to donate blood for those in need. (Photo Karen Kraft) 30 Student Life Left: Aaron Vieira, 3BA, serves a customer at " 2Bits ' lounge at the Doubletree Hotel. Aaron is from Newberry Florida and will graduate from OF in 2003. Below:Graduate student Ranganath Komanbura gives change to a customer at the campus HUB. Students can purchase refreshments and food inbetween classes at the HUB. (Photo Karen Kraft) Above, Susan, Steve, Denise and Shelly pose for a picture at Caraba ' s. Above: L to R: International Relations Graduate student David Conklin, Daryl Lazaro, 2 Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tiana Young, and Elisabeth 011ila, 2 Speech Pathology help students with questions about the university. (Photo Karen Kraft) Student Life 31 ...Hanging out 101 students set some time aside just hang out with friends. Between the work shifts and the study groups, we all have fun. Right: Ike Wilson, Joelle Benoit, LaToya Atwell, Ludger Montfort, LaTaura Atwell, and Paul Colin hang out on Turlington Plaza. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Anna Shvarts, 4BA, relaxes at Turlington Plaza before class. (Photo: Jane Klimenko) Right: Rebecca Schramm, 3painting, Bj Noelke, 4sculpture, and Andy Drone, 3painting, catch some rays at the Plaza of the Americas. (Photo: Jane Klimenko) Below: Roy Gonzalez, 2 Mechanical Engineering, Lauren Cockerham, P. K. Young senior, dual-enrolled, and May Steward, Postbac, zoology, at the JWRU. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Lindsay Wood, 2 advertising, interviews Cherise James, 2PR, president of AnyGators, as part of a class assignment. (Photo Jane Klimenko). Above: Dorm rooms are one to the best places to hang out. Here, this Gator student does her homework, while enjoying the company of her friends. Left: Turlington is a great place to showcase your talents. John Brennan, 2CIS, strums a guitar next to the Turlington Rock. (Photo Jane Klimenko). Gator Expo Homecoming The Homecoming 2001 kicked off 1, 2001 with Gator Expo on the Reitz Union North Lawn from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. The Expo was a free event providing students with an opportunity to increase campus involvement while allowing each organization to promote itself and the services that it offers. Gator Expo included apperances from the Gatorettes, Dazzlers, Floridance, and pictures with Albert and Alberta. Entertainment a celebrity dunk-tank, radio station broadcast, rock climbing wall, and live bands, as well as a variety of free foods and drinks. -Jaquelyn Gonzalez Suporting the March of Dimes cause, jun- Members of Gator Well, Junior Beda ior Rob Davis, senoir Stephanie Steele, Samudrala and Senior Jeanette Maatouk and Kauuita Rayasekhar hold a banner work the booth during Gator Expo. for the College Council on birth defects. Serving up refreshments for the Expo, freshmen Scott Hennelly and Kevin Yoiund pose for a picture. 34 Homecoming 2002 Members of Danza Dancers pose with Gator Expo director, Andrew Mitvol. Members of the group are Nicole Cathers, Kathie Shephard, Kelly Todd, Jennie Hornib, Kristin Netina, Christie Floyd, Sara Potter, Adriene Glussman, Danielle Mohen and KJ Penvidic. Standing in front of her booth as a part of Public Relations Students Society of America for Organ and Tissue Donations, junior Angela Walters poses for a pic- ture. Reading the campus organizations displays, graduate student Jennifer Lemonski poses for a picture. Zach Liszt, Junior, and Jordan Spak, Senior, tune up for the Expo. Homecoming 2002 35 Member of the Alumni Association, Tracey Biggart Class of ' 97, Elise Bradeur Class of ' 89 and Sue Stoops Class of ' 68 get their float ready for the parade. Walking down University Avenue the Dazzlers cheer for the Gators. Gathering at the curb on University Avenue, spectators await the start of the Homecoming Parade for 2001. Ladder Day Saints Student Association member Jessie Taylor and Dr. Randy pose with the float at the start of the parade. 36 Homecoming 2002 Steven Sammons, Freshman, and Dan Gerard, Sophomore, sell Gaotr shirts during the parade. Homecoming Parade Under the warm blue skies of November 2, 2001, Gators and Gator supporters, bleeding orange and blue filled the street of University Avenue to see the annual Homecoming Parade. The Parade is the largest student-run parade in the nation, kicked off at noon on Friday. The Parade began with a military fly-over Veteran ' s Day. Local and state dignitaries were then honored as they road down University (continues on page 38) Third year College of Dentistry student Supporting the Gators during the parade Stephanie Reeder, puts the final touches this students holds a spirited poster. on their float. Homecoming 2002 37 Homecoming Lauralee Cantlon, MAE ' 70 and some of her Lincoln Middle School students gather to watc h and support their Gators. Parade (begins on page 37) sity Avenue in classic and new convertibles. This year ' s Homecoming Parade then spectacular bands, floats and special units from University of Florida student organizations and community groups. Along with broadcast to the North Central Florida area, the Parade is attended by over 150,000 -Jaquelyn Goznalez The Pride of Sunshine, the Fighting Gator Fraternity brothers senior Claudel Pessa, Marching Band opens the parade with junior Deforrest Houston, senior Chris the Gator fight Song. McKie, and senior John Hill pose for a picture just before the start of the parade. 38 Homecoming 2002 Posing for a picture, Assistant Director Michelle Rosenthal , Assistant Director Joel Feldman and Kara Neimark, take a break from the parade set up. Leading off the Homecoming Parade, the OF Marine Detachment Color Guard displays the stars and stripes. Local high school bands and dancers also participate in the Gator Homecoming Parade. The individual colleges show their Gator spirit by designing and creating their own special floats. Homecoming 2002 39 Homecoming 40 Homecoming 2002 Homecoming 2002 41 Gator Growl The predecessor to Gator Growl began in 1906.The celebration known as Dad ' s Day welcomed visitors 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 parade 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 Today the show draws sellout crowds to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium each and every year. Florida Blue Key has sponsored the show ever since its beginnings, watching as it has become known as the " world ' s largest student-run pep rally " . In 1932, the first Gator Growl emcee was a sports announcer for WRUF, Red Barber. State celebrities and political figures from around the state soon took the place of the local speaker. Eventually those Florida notables gave way to national entertainers, the likes of which have included Billy Robin Williams, the late George Burns, Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Miller and Sinbad. Below: These couple poses for a picture dressed in their matching Gator apperal. Above: The stage in Ben Hill Griffen stadium is tested right before the commencement of 2001 Gator Growl. Right: These gator fans pose for a picture while anxiously awaiting preformances of Jim Breuer, Dave Attell, and Daniel Tosh. 42 Homecoming 2002 Below: These friends wait patiently for the start of the 2001 Gator Growl. Above: These individuals pose for a picture right after the 2001 Gator Growl. Below: After the excitment filled show, these two are all smiles while posing for a picture. Left: These individual wearing the official Gator Growl t-shirt watches the excitment of the field. Homecoming 2002 43 Fans show their enthusaism at a tailgate party prior to a game. On any given game day, University Avenue is crowded with people looking to have fun and show their support for the team. For each home football game, of OF fans, students, and alumni gather together to cheer for the famous Gators, enjoy the company of friends, and partake of some good barbeque. For some, this has become a tradition that spans many years and grows with each season. When asked about his own particular tailgate tradition, one Florida alumnus said, " I ' ve been coming for twenty years to enjoy the Gators and tailgating with my friends. I wouldn ' t miss a game. " Tailgating AWay To Be A " Gate-r " He ' s not " Smokey, " nor is he any old " dawg " - this hound is a true-blooded Gator fan. Two Gator fans relax and listen to the Pride of the Sunshine Fighting Gator Marching Band before the beginning of the Homecoming game against Vanderbilt University. 44 Homecoming A group relaxes under a tent and enjoys some food and refreshments. For those who cannot get tickets, watching the game on a portable TV with lots of friends, food, and shade is a popular alternative. An unusual yet creative way to let the world know which side you ' re rooting for; this hat features pins, old tickets, and other Gator memorabilia. Marianne Pineda, a OF freshman, flashes a smile and a thumbs up, while she lets everyone know that the Gators are one. A common sight on game weekends are the many Winnebagos and RVs decked out in Gator gear. This one sports flags, stickers, licence plates, a helmet, and a rubber Gator head, among other things. Homecoming 45 homecoming Two vendors pause for a minute to check on the game ' s progress via the one of the many television sets positioned throughout Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Homecoming has its roots in the 1920s, when uF was still an all male school. The football team would invite their fathers to come to the University to watch the game and see their progress in school. Today, the event lives on and draws tens of thousands of people to Gainesville. In keeping with tradition however, the homecoming " veterans " called the Gator Guard and consisting of alumni who graduated as far back as the 1940s - are still honored today during homecoming halftime. A great day for watching the Gators play. These two fans come prepared to keep an eye on all the action. Our Gators returning to the field for the second half of the Vanderbilt Homecoming game. 46 Homecoming More than 85,000 fans enjoy half-time activities just before Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida take the field. The half time show put on by the Pride of The the Fighting Gator Marching Band entertains us one and all. The ever present sunshine brings out our loyal fans, young, old, guys and gals, with sunglasses, sun block and caps. But most of all, they bring the cheers and spirit we all enjoy at our games. Homecoming 47 Dancing together for the Children ' s Miracle Network Right: Eric James, 2BE, gives a ride to Erin Sloan, 1MA, so that she can rest her feet. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Jessica Maguhn, 3 Elementary Education, gets a shoulder rub from Alana Thunelius, 2 Political Science, at the UF Dance Marathon. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Participant dancers perform a tine dance at the UF Dance Marathon. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Michelle Ehlenbeck, IBA, Kristen Petters, (Psychology, pause to smile for the camera at the UF Dance Marathon. (Photo Jane Klimenko) 48 Campus Life Above: Gamma Eta Sorority sisters pose for a picture at the UF Dance Marathon. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Daniel Lassman, 2 Sports Management, and Lauren Riggio, 2LiberalArts, swing like professionals at the UF Dance Marathon. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Elaine West, Dietetics, Jennifer Alexander, 3 Health Science Education, Chrystal Lee-Lun, 2Business, and Jessie Miller, 3Marketing, represent the Phi Mu Sorority at the UF Dance Marathon. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Children ' s Miracle Network hospitals helping kids Editor ' s Note: This is n first-hand account from a two year Dance Marathon participant. As I sit here and reflect on last year ' s memories, one special experience remains close to my heart. It was just one year ago when, as a freshman, I signed up to participate in a 32-hour, standing (no sleeping) Dance Marathon, benefiting the Children ' s Miracle Network. I remember it as if it were yesterday. Myself and twenty of my sisters from Alpha Delta Pi, were paired up with the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta to take the floor of the Stephan O ' Connell Center by storm. We were ready to give all the strength and power we had to endure 32 hours. During these 32 hours, smiles and positive attitudes overrode our aching legs and feet, keeping all of us continuing to dance strongly. When the last hour approached, the DJ at Dance Marathon played sad but inspiring songs. " I hope you dance, " by Martina McBride came on and we all put our arms around each other in a giant circle, swaying back and forth with tears in our eyes. We counted down the last 10 seconds and all at once, with a sigh of relief across the floor, the dancers sat down. Finally it was time to announce the winners.... We were awarded with first place for the amount of money we fundraised and received second place for spirit points, which allowed us to become the second place winners of Dance Marathon 2001! WOW! What an exciting felling that was! We all screamed and yelled with excitement and passed the trophies around for everyone to marvel them. After this exciting moment, I knew that I definitely wanted to sign up to dance again the next year, then again the next year, and finally my forth year. I wanted to become a Four-Year Hall of Fame Dancer. All the sick children helped by this amazing cause make these 32 hours worth every ach and pain your body endures. Now, an incredible year has flown by, and Dance Marathon 2002 took Campus Life 49 Above: Sara Rother, 1 Psychology, Jeremy Edelstein, Busin ess, learn to swing at the UF Dance Marathon. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: During the UF Dance Marathon, Right: When the music is on, these Christina Gray, 3ElementaryEducation, dancers can ' t stop moving their feet and Rollie Lewis, 3PublicRelations, keep throghout the entire 32 hour Dance the dancers ' spirits up by dressing up in a Marathon. 70 ' s style with big afros. (Photo Jane Klimenko) (continued from page 49) place on April to April 7 " ' . All dancers had to check in at the Stephan O ' Connell Center on University of Florida ' s campus between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning April A ten-second countdown before 10:00 a.m., as all the dancers stood up, marked the beginning of Dance Marathon. Our mission was to stay standing without sitting for the next 32 hours. Soon after the countdown, we learned a dance, which whenever the music of the dance played throughout Dance Marathon, the dancers, like programmed robots, would drop whatever they were doing and run to the center of the floor to dance their hearts out. Way fun! Besides this, there were many fun theme hours planned such as the Disco Fever, Beach Fun, and Survivor hours. During these fun, exciting, and tough 32 hours it was only with hugs, laughter, smiles, and positive attitudes, we kept each other going. Our hearts continued to give 1 billion percent! Throughout the 32 hours, families with their " miracle children who have been helped with the money raised for the Children ' s Miracle Network, came on the stage and share their heartwarming, yet sad stories of survival with us. Dancers around the room had tears in their eyes as they continued to be touched by these miracle stories. These stories, sad, yet happy, due to the survival of terrible and life-threatening diseases these children have overcome, are the reasons all the dancers continue to return to put their bodies through 32 hours again. During the last hour of Dance Marathon, the DJ played moving songs. Dancers around the room formed circles putting their arms around each other swaying back and forth as the songs echoed through the room. In the corner of our circle, was a group of Alpha Delta Pi Seniors whose tears strolled down their cheeks as they reflected on the last 32 hours of Dance Marathon and their last four amazing years of college. Their tears were contagious. The finale of Dance Marathon was marked by a joint countdown of ten seconds. Hugs were exchanged and everyone sat down. I know that in the end of my four years here at the University of Florida, Dance Marathon will continue to have a very special place in my heart. I think that this one of the most rewarding and amazing cause! I will definitely be there next year with all of my heart dancing the help more " miracle children. " May God bless us always! - Danielle Schmidt 50 Campus Life Dance Marathon Dancing together for the Children ' s Miracle Network Left: Preston T. Robinson, BuildingConstruction, break- dancing at the UF Dance Marathon. (Photo Jane Klimenko) United We UF DANCE MARATHON APRIL 6th 7th 2002 Left: Gitanjali Seapati, 3PoliticalScience, swing dance with one of the members of the UF Swing Club. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: When the music starts, the dance participants of Dance Marathon all know their moves. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Campus Life 51 53 55 Turlington provides students with an open forum for expression.. Vote For Me A Voice Party candidate explains his party ' s platform to unknowing victims as they pass through Turlington Plaza. Turlington was also a site to vote. Speaking Your Mind Traveling preacher Tom Short of Ohio speaks to students about and the response to the 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Do You Know...? Members of Alpha Phi Omega sit just inside Turlington Plaza handing out maps and information to those lost and students and tourists. Semper Fidelis Sophomore Alan Tweedie talks with a Marine Corps recruiter. Many military organizations set up tables in Turlington to attract attention and students. 56 Student Life Where to park? Students aggravated with the current parking situation make their point to the thousands who walk through Turlington each day. " It ' s This Tuesday Night! " A student passes out fliers to advertise her organization ' s purpose and meeting time. Many organizations and clubs chose to advertise this way. Is It a Potato? The center of Turlington, seated around a bizarre statue, provides students with a place to meet and greet, study and relax between classes. Those who bleed orange and blue donate blood after the terrorists attacks on September 11. On any given weekday, Turlington Plaza is bustling with activity. Students rush to their next class, talk with friends, or just sit and read. Meanwhile, there is always something going on to catch the eye. Some days, protestors plead their cause with those who will listen. Other times, groups can be found performing music or dancing to promote a club. And every day various organizations set up tables to promote their sundry causes and concerns. Perhaps one of the most recognizable sights in Turlington Plaza is the Civitan Bloodmobile. Although Civitan will typically have other setups in places such as the Reitz Union or Sorority Row, the majority of blood is usually collected from Turlington, with a daily average of about 20 to 45 donors. After the events on September 11, the bloodmobile was a comforting site for students wishing to help in some way. " The day the towers fell, everyone felt they had to help somehow and the bloodmobile gave us a way, " said freshman Beth Jaques. In a single day, over 200 people came to the Turlington site to donate, knowing the bloodmobile would be there; over 1000 pints were collected. " I think a consistency of location helps build integrity, " says Rhonda Brown, a Civitan blood donor coordinator. " Whatever your cause, Turlington is the place to get it out to the public. " Student Life 57 58 Student Life Students enjoy Gainesville outside the boundaries of UF. The Swamp - The Restaurant Not exactly the football field, but enjoy this place just as much. up casual food in a gator way each and every day. For Those 21 and Up Strickly enforcing the legal drinking age are the many bars around town. The Side Bar, located in Downtown Plaza, offers an atmosphere students can relax in. No Parking Necessary In the heart of Downtown Plaza, a hub of student night life, is the Regional Transit System ' s main bus stop. Here students can transfer buses to get to apartments. In Just Eight Seconds :08, or eight seconds if you prefer, is one of the hot spots of UF weekend life offering students a chance to unwind, dance, and mingle. From the club scene to Downtown Plaza, students enjoy off campus activities every day. The University of Florida boasts just about everything you can imagine to entertain yourself. However, there are some environments that a college campus just can ' t quite simulate. And sometimes, you just really don ' t want to hang out at school and be reminded of that midterm you bombed, not matter how much free stuff they offer. The distinctively painted club 8 seconds along with popular hangouts like Element and Sky allow students to mix, mingle and dance the weekend away for a modest cover charge. Places like Brick City Music Hall offer a wide variety of music groups each week. On any given evening you ' ll be able to catch a live performance at the Hippodrome, anything from Grease to Misery. Located in a cluster in Downtown Plaza are a group of good restaurants and bars. From cajun Harry ' s, to the casual, All- American Swamp Restaurant. Starbucks, Fat Tuesday, and a variety of other bars and pubs can also be found. Also gracing the downtown area and providing one of the largest ways to get off campus is the Regional Transit Bus Stop. Here students can take a bus to almost anywhere in Gainesville. Great Cajun, Even in Florida Harry ' s boasts a cajun-creole flavor attracting those hungry students who need a bit of spice in their daily lives of Ramen noodles and EasyMac. Mardi Gras in Gatorland Fat Tues Days is a favorite for the New Orleans flavor every day. A Environment The Oxford Coffee Company, also known as the Christian Study Center of Gainesville offers a quite environment for study or a place to meet and hang out. Student Life 59 Whatever your flavor, you ' re sure to find it on campus. " Eat Great, Even Late " Wendy ' s sits at one end of the Reitz Union food court and offers the usual burgers and fries along with a few tasty treats like the chocolate frosty. A Clean Plate is a Happy Plate Happy plates are a common site at both Broward and Gator Dining. During the weekend students can eat breakfast until almost 2:00, along with chocolate cake. " Eat Mor Chikin " Freshmen Beth Jaques and Melanie De Jesus grab some chicken on the run after an aerobics class at the Rec and Fitness Center. An Apple A Day... Some students choose to actually try and eat healthy while away at college. Cruely located next to Wendy ' s, students are forced to decide between health and taste. 60 Student Life The Perfect College Diet For those living off campus a normal diet consists of EasyMac, tuna fish, and Ramen noodles: anything non-perishable and cheap that doesn ' t require a stove. Stiff Competition Even with competitors like Chick-Fil-A the Salad Garden at the Raquet Club manages to hold its own and attract a great number of patrons daily. Broward Dining A Mecca for those hungry students the all-you-can-eat nourishment of the campus meal plan, Broward dining has it all, and a Burger King next door. Food, Glorious Food. There are many ways to eat on campus, some more appealing than others. The main question that runs through any students mind at any given moment is " what should I eat? " We college students are generally poor and food can get quite expensive, especially is you want your daily protein. Meat isn ' t cheap, so what to do? Some students, generally the ones living on campus, go for the meal plan. Coming in 10, 14, or 19 meals each week, the meal plan allows students to each all they can in house, or carry out whatever they can in a handy styrofoam box. Both Broward Dining and Gator Dining Corner offer different tastes and types of food each day to break the monotony. For those who don ' t live on campus, or just don ' t feel like eating at the two dining locations, the numerous fast food restaurants provide the tasty grease we all love. What we love more is that on campus restaurants accept our declining balance money. Now, for those of us who really don ' t like to spend money and just really don ' t want to eat on campus, the grocery store is our friend. With endless supplies of store brand food and packages of Ramen noodles for sixteen cents you ' re sure to find to suit your inexpensive tastes. Freshman L isa Goodman says, " I can eat for under a quarter a meal if I make it myself. " Student Life 61 Help Me, ' m Broke Students find ways to earn extra money around campus. Uno, Due, Tre... Freshman Melanie De Jesus, earns extra money through the academic advisin center tutoring senior Vanessa Jennings. Melanie speaks Italian fluently. Let Me In! Resident Assistant ' s are paid to live in the dorms and supervise. Here, an freshman has been locked out. But Money Grows on Trees! Not everyone is interested in earning money during college. Some students choose to spend their afternoons wrapped in a blanket. Help Wanted Realizing she ' s low on income, freshman Ashley Richardson looks in the Alligator ' s Classified ads hoping to find a job. 62 Student Life UF students find work in a wide variety of service industries to generate income. When your parents told you that money didn ' t grow on trees, you never thought you ' d have to worry about that, right? Wrong. You ' re a college student, and college students are notoriously poor. All of a sudden mowing lawns like you did when you were 12 for $15 each sounds like a really good idea. Some students are able to find work on campus, they hold a wide variety of positions, from cashier at a fast food restaurant to receptionist in an office. Some students are Residence in the dorms, others tutor at the Academic Advising Center in a subject they know well to add a bit of cash to their pockets. On campus jobs are scarce, compared to the 46,000 students who actually attend the University of Florida. Many students pursue part time and full time employment elsewhere in Gainesville. The variety of jobs include cashier at Wal Mart, receptionist at a law firm, part time nanny to a family with three children, and so many others. There ' s very little a college student won ' t do for a paycheck. The bottom line is that our scholarship money doesn ' t cover things like new shoes and Starbucks. Would You Like Fries With That? For a student who needs money to stay afloat in college, working at a fast food is great pay. Asking people if they ' d like fries pays for classes. Working at UF " A part time job on campus is great, you can be pretty flexible with your hours, " says Audry Strain, a cashier at UF ' s official book store, the Hub. Working Across From UF Not everyone is quite lucky enough to grab a job on campus, but working at the unofficial book store across from campus offers fairly flexible hours, too. Student Life 63 UT students find alternate means of movement to make it to class on time. A Popular Ride With parking on campus scarce, students choose to ride a bike to class. Crowded bike racks such as this one can be seen all over campus. No Parking Rampant towing both on and off campus leaves students at a loss for parking. High towing rates make cars an unattractive option for transportation. TOW AWAY ZONE VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED AT OWNER ' S EXPENSE 24 HRS A DAY 7 DAYS A WK. ELITE TOWING 335-7799 Safe Passage Students choosing not to drive can take advantage of the 13th Street underpass and safely cross the street. Ah, Public Transportation If you don ' t have a car or are too far to walk, riding the bus is another option. Students ride free anytime, anywhere with their gator-1 ID cards. 64 Student Life 4 Yet another way to get around... and scooters are another Popular form of transportation and one that is much easier to park. The Signs of Life Walkers crossing the street rely on signs to remind motorists of the pedestrian right of way, though not all drivers care to notice them. Lot Full Parking lots across campus, like this one at Broward Hall, never seem to have enough spaces and leave students around in search of a space. Students discuss various ways to get around UF ' s sprawling campus. How am I going to get around? It ' s a question every college student must face, and often is dependent upon a variety of factors. There are many ways to get where you need to go, but people tend to find the solution most suited to their lifestyle. For those living on campus, walking and biking seem to be the preferred method. " I like riding my bike because it gets you everywhere quickly, " says Sarah Hohenstein (freshman, microbiology). Walking is also another mode of transportation prevalent on the OF campus, and avoids the problems associated with theft, or parking a car or bike. Living off campus provides more of a challenge. Depending on how far away you live, it may be more convenient to take the bus or drive a car. The Regional Transit System provides free bus service to anyone with a Gatorl Card. " For a small city, it ' s an excellent system, " says James Hodosh (junior, psychology). " It ' s very well run. " Finally, driving is a possible alternative for students lucky enough to have a car. To say the least, the on-campus parking situation can be hectic at times. The aggressive towing policies in Gainesville are rather unpleasant, but overall a car provides freedom not readily available with a bike or bus. Student Life 65 " A Year of Victory SPORTS Imagine the sweat, the blood and the tears that athletes shed for the passion and the love of the game. To some, this extreme dedication is unattainable, but to the many football players, runners, swimmers and every other it just comes naturally. Not only do they strive to achieve scholastic merit, they spend countless hours training and studying game strategies. But what would these passionate athletes be, if they did not have a passionate and crowd. And what better university to house all these passionate individuals than the University of Florida. -Jaquelyn Gonzalez It ' s great to be a Florida Gator! During the Homecoming football game against the Vanderbilt Commodores, the crowd anxiously awaits the start of the game. UF vs. Marshall Right: Wide Reciever Taylor Jacobs gives the game his best. Right: A record crowd of 85,445 Gator fans filled The Swamp. Below: Tight End Brian Troupe and Offensive Gaurd Erik Strange hustle on the field. FOOTBALL On Saturday September 1, 2001 Gator Football opens with 49-14 win over Marshall The game was played before a record crowd for a home opener - 85,445. Above: Quarterback Rex Grossman completed 20 of 30 passes and threw for a career-high 375 yards while touchdown passes. " We executed well in the first half and had some big plays " , said Grossman d postgame interview. " Going into this game, I tried to make as few mistakes as possible and I think that for the most part UF vs. Louisiana-Monroe Left: The University of Florida Gators rode the passing of Rex Grossman to beat of Louisiana-Monroe 55-6 . Grossman completed 23 of 34 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns. He was only once. Left: In 8 point Palatino, 40 characters per line, 6 lines deep. 12 picas wide X 5 picas deep. Lorem ipsum dolor sit Below: Never turn your back on the Gator Attack. FOOTBALL On Saturday September 8, 2001 the Gators defeated Louisiana-Monroe with a 55-6 win. Above: Running back Earnest Graham rushed for 82 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. FOOTBALL On Saturday September 22, 2001 defeated the Wildcats 44-10 in Lexington in the SEC opener for b oth teams. This was the first action the Gators have seen since a postponned matchup against Tenneessee due to the September 11th tragedy. Above: Offensive Guard Shannon Snell leads us to victory against Kentucky. Above: Wide Receivers Coach Dwayane Dixon provides helpful words. Right: Robert Gillespie rushed for 66 yards and caught a 52-yard touchdown pass from Rex Grossman. Right: Happiness ensues as the Gators beat the Wildcats 44-10. UF vs. Kentucky FOOTBALL On Saturday September 29, 2001 the Gators shutout 21st ranked Mississippi State 52-0. The shutout was the first against an SEC opponent for the Gators since 1996 when they beat Kentucky 65-0 and the first against a ranked opponent since beating 15 31-0, at Neyland Stadium. Above: Long Snapper Eddie Hatch puts the stop on Mississippi. Left: Reche Caldwell caught five passes for 101 yards and two touchdown Left: Rex Grossman and Reche Caldwell celebrate one of their two TD connections. OF vs. Mississippi State UF vs. LSU Right: In his post-game remarks, Coach Steve Spurrier stated " We have a chance to have a big year. We ' ve improved a lot since the first couple of games. " Right: Gator pride Louisiana style. Below: The Gators get ready to kick some Tiger tail. FOOTBALL On Saturday October 6, 2001, UF beat LSU 44- 15. The Gators have now beaten LSU 13 times in the last 14 years. They ' ve also won six of their last seven games at Tiger Stadium. Go Gators!!! Above: Gator defense played a key role in their victory over LSU. UF vs. Auburn Left: Looking down the field for open receivers, Quarterback Rex Grossman gets ready to throw the ball. Left: Attempting to avoid the Tigers, tail back Robert Gillespie runs down the field with the ball. Below: Back pedaling, Corner back Bennie Alexander defends against an Auburn receiever. FOOTBALL On Saturday October 13, 2001 at 7:45 at night, the University of Florida Gators began a conference game, which would turn out to be a disappointing lose against the Auburn Tigers. The loss to Auburn was one of two losses in the entire season. Even with much effort, the Gator offense was not able to gain enough ground. Their rushing game was disappointing, them to loose yardage frequently. Above: Line backers Mike Nattiel and Byron Hardmon make a defensive stop against Auburn. FOOTBALL On Saturday October 27, 2001, the World ' s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party proved to be just the right setting for the Gators ' win over Georgia 24-10 in Jacksonville, Florida. Above: Zephrin Augustine came in with big plays to help Florida beat out Georgia. Above: Wide Receiver Jonathan Colon catches a bulldog. Right: Earnest Graham returned to the Gator lineup and rushed 23 times for 131 yards. Right: " It was a crucial game for us " , said Gator quarterback Rex Grossman. " If we don ' t win this one, a lot of our goals are out of the hole. We ' re all happy. It ' s a big victory. " OF vs. Georgia FOOTBALL On Saturday November 3, 2001 the Florida Gators roared past Vanderbilt 71-13 before a homecoming crowd of 85,052 at the Swamp. It was the most points scored by the Gators in an SEC game since scoring 73 against Kentucky on Sept. 10, 1994. Above: High scores and powerful plays yielded victory for UF. These Gators gave it their all. Above: Defensive Tackle Ian Scott eagerly teams up to stop Vandy from Left: Reche Caldwell scored a TD for the ninth consecutive game. Left: In their jubilation, David Jorgensen and a teammate embrace. UF vs. Vanderbilt UF vs. South carolina Right: Dashing through the field after successfully receiving the ball Right: Running Back Earnest Graham struggles to break away from South Carolina. Below: Gator fans show off their spirit and pride. FOOTBALL On Saturday November 10, 2001 the third ranked Florida Gators spotted South Carolina a 7-0 lead then roared back to score 44 unanswered points enroute to a 54-17 win over the Gamecocks Saturday night in Columbia. Above: Rex Grossman dives into the end zone for one of the Gators ' touchdowns. UF vs. Florida State Left: Running Back Earnest Graham plays his best before the Gators lose him to a knee injury in the second half. Left: Our fellow Cater tries to avoid a Below: Rex Grossman threw a pair of passes and sneaked from one yard out for another score. FOOTBALL On Saturday November 17, 2001 The Florida Gators snapped a three game losing streak against Florida State with a 37-13 win before a record crowd of 85,732 at the Swamp. The Gators have now won nine games in a season for 12 straight years - a new SEC record. The loss dropped FSU to 6-4, their first four loss season since 1986. The Seminoles also suffered back-to-back losses for the first time since 1991. Above: Barn Hardmon and Alex Brown corral FSU ' s Greg Jones. FOOTBALL On Saturday December 1, 2001 Florida ended the fifth ranked Tennessee Volunteers ' seven-game losing streak with a 34-32 upset. The win - before a record crowd of 85,771 - earns the Volunteers the SEC East title. Above: Gators put up a tough fight. " We didn ' t deserve to win, even though we were two points away from tieing it up " , said Florida coach Steve Spurrier in his postgame radio interview. " For some reason, Tennessee runs the ball right down our throats. I was really disappointed in our run game, defensively " . Above: Wide Receiver Taylor Jacobs hits the floor to make a catch. Right: Despite our loss, a very Jabar Gaffney had 101 yards receiving, including a 21-yd TD. Right: Quarterback Rex Grossman, who was pressured all game long by the Tennessee defense, finished with 33 completions in 51 attempts for 362 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. UF vs. Tennessee All-Americans For eight of University of Florida ' s student- athletes, 25 honors have been bestowed upon them for their outstanding athletic acheivement as football All-Americans. These eight individuals have truly stood out through such a challenging year. Thank you for your dedication and committment. Above: Alex Brown (AP, FWAA, Walter Camp first Above: Reche Caldwell (Football News honorable team; Sporting News, Football News second team) mention) Above: Andra Davis (Sporting News second team; Above: Jabar Gaffney (AP, AFCA, FWAA, Walter Above: Rex Grossman (AP, Football News, Walter AP third team) Camp, Football News, Sporting News first team) Camp first team; Sporting News third team) Above: Mike Pearson (AP, FWAA Sporting News Above: Lito Sheppard (AP, FWAA Sporting News Above: Zac Zedalis (Sporting News fourth team) first team; Football News second team) first team; Sporting News third team) Each year two of college football ' s best teams meet in the annual FedEx Orange Bowl Game. On Jan 02, 2002 at Miami, Florida, the Florida Gators met Maryland to battle for the Orange Bowl Florida took the Orange Bowl title with a 56-23 win over Maryland. The Gators ended the season with a 10-2 record and a top five finish. STATS OF MD First Downs 30 19 Rushes 25-203 40-103 Passing 456 257 Passes Att-Comp 49-33-2 39-23-1 Total Offense Plays-Yards 74-659 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 3-13 0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-76 9-123 Interception Returns-Yards 1-4 2-66 Punts 2-53.0 5-46.2 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 Penalties 6-43 4-20 Possession Time 28:26 31:34 " Six possessions, six touch- downs. That ' s unbelievable. I don ' t think [Grossman]. threw a real bad pass the whole night. The receivers caught about everything. Taylor was sensational. It. was one of Rex ' s best, -Coach Steve Spurrier Sacks By 3-14 2-21 Score by Ouarters Florida Maryland -Final 56 23 FLORIDA Fed Orange Bowl Champion - 2002 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Right: It ' s hard to smile for an entire football game, but with the great football team like ours, it makes the job so much easier! Below: The male cheerleader may not be seen as being ' cool ' to everyone, but without them and their strength, the performances could never be half as good as it is now. The 2001-2002 Gator Cheerleaders 82 Sports Cheerleading Showing their spirit UF ' s non-competitive, co-ed Varsity squad is comprised of 14 members and joins in the excitement of cheering at home and away Gator football games and at men ' s home basketball games. Members are selected from approximately 60 men and women who try-out each year. UF ' s co-ed Junior Varsity squad, also non- competitive, is made up of 14 members who participate in cheering for all home football games, home volleyball matches, and home women ' s basketball games. Additionally, the squad accompanies the volleyball and women ' s basketball teams on SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament trips. Above: These Gators excite the crowd while doing a Liberty, one of the most common cheerleading moves. Left: Pom-poms, face stickers, and ribbon for hair; just some of the accesories that Gator cheerleaders have to remember each time they cheer. Sports 83 Cheerleaders have one of the toughest jobs on campus. They have to not only motivate the team, but also the crowd. They do this by yelling cathcy phrases and doing flashy dances. While many people would like to argue that cheerleading is not a sport, the amount of work these cheer- leaders do rivals any NCAA sport. With workouts, learning intricate choreography, dance practices, and cheering prac- tices; many cheerleaders spend just as much time and effort as our football team does when preparing for a game. Right: Stunts and gymnastics add " eye-candy " to any cheering routine. After hours of practice and lots of trust in her fellow squad members, thisGator cheerleader awes the crowd by grabbing her leg, this move is called the Scorpion. Above: Here, this Gator Cheerleader executes a popular routine move known as a kewpie. This is when the base holds both the fliers feet in one hand, while their arms are fully extended. Right: On of the most exciting parts of being a female cheerleader is watching the football games from a guy ' s shoulder! 84 Sports Left: At the Tennessee game, the cheerleaders spell out " Gator " while doing full-extentions to get the crowd pumped. Below: The megaphone, used to amplify cheerleaders ' voices, is one of the most essential part of any routine. Above: Cheers and chants are the fundamentals to any routine. Cheers are what the crowds remember when they go home at night. Cheerleaders put their all into cheering for the of the crowds. Sports 85 Soccer all the right moves The Florida soccer team reached the NCAA College Cup semifinals in 2001 and claimed their sixth consecutive Southeastern Conference. The Gators, who finished the season with a 21-4-1, were ranked No. 4 in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. Fun Fact: During the course of a game, may run as many as six or seven miles. Above Al The girls celebrate as OF soccer moves to Elite 8 with a 3-1 win vs. Clemson " We believed in ourselves. We may not be the most talented squad in the College Cup, but what matters is we put it all on the line. That ' s the type of team we are. It ' s not the storybook ending I expected, but I couldn ' t be more proud of this team " . -Abby Wambach, Forward It Above: The Gator soccer team claimed their sixth consecutive SEC Tourname nt title with a 2-1 win vs. Auburn. Scoreboard Us Them Utah 5 2 Stanford 2 3 LSU 3 0 Miami 0 1 Syracuse 0 0 SMU 3 0 Virginia 1 1 FSU 2 0 South C. 1 0 Connecticut 2 1 Vanderbilt 4 0 Kentucky 5 1 Duke 3 0 Arkansas 4 1 Tennessee 1 2 Georgia 4 1 Miss. State 6 0 Mississippi 6 0 Clemson 4 1 Vand.(SEC) 4 0 Kent. (SEC) 3 1 Auburn (SEC) 2 1 UCF 4 0 Georgia 3 0 Clemson 3 1 UCLA 1 0 Santa Clara 2 3 Gators gone wild During a break in the men ' s basketball action, the Gators mascot shocks the corwd by suddenly assaulting one of the referees. The " ref, " who sneaked onto the court during the timeout, responds by breaking into a dance routine accompanied by music blaring from the arena speakers. The crowd and all the media reps, having been completely fooled by the prank, responded with hysterical laughter and a thunderous ovation. Caught in the act Above: Just as a TV reporter starts her sideline report, one of the Gator cheerleaders does a backflip right into the camera shot. Above: Students join in the singing of " We Are The Boys From Old Florida. " Above: Three students from Vanderbuilt look at the score and hope their team can close the gap. Above: During a basketball halftime Gator fans watch a demonstration of a dog in flight. Below: You don ' t get views like this from the skybox. candids Right: If this was a game of Where ' s Waldo, you would have already won by now. take a bite out of this Gator spirit Men in orange blue candids A Winning Spirit " The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person ' s determination. " -Tommy Lasorda ad astra per aspera to the stars through difficulties wet n ' wild Fun Fact: Gators are slower on land than they are in water. Submerged they can reach speeds up to 25 mph. Gator Swimming had a stellar year. of Florida head coach Gregg Troy won the men ' s coach of the year honor, and the Gators finished fourth in the overall scoring at the 2002 NCAA Men ' s Swimming and Diving Championships with 277 points. Florida ' s fourth-place finish is its best finish since the 1991 season, when the Gators placed third overall. Men ' s Swimming Below: Butterfly, sprint free, and backstroke swimmer Chris Kellam swims a few laps before the competition starts. Below: Individual medley and distance freestyle swimmer Eric Donnelly swims to success. Us Them SEC East Challenge 137 SEC E. Challenge (Invite) 3rd place Kentucky 129 Miami-double dual 77 IRCC-double dual 63 47 Michigan 106 137 Clemson 143 96 S. Carolina 114 129 FSU 169 119 Penn State 126 110 Auburn 90 153 Alabama 128.5 105.5 Tennessee 110 129 Fla Atlantic 155 SEC Championships 2nd place Men ' s NCAA Champio nships 4th place Scoreboard definitely a nice honor, but I share it with my assistant coaches. I think we have the best staff in the country, with Anthony Nesty, Martyn Wilby and Rich DeSelm. " -Gregg Troy, NCAA Coach of the Year Women ' s Swimming Women ' s swimming splashed into an season of victories. At the 2002 NCAA Championships the Lady Gators scored five lifetime best swims and four top-five finishes to claim seventh place with 249 points. This marks the second consecutive year UF has scored a top-10 finish. UF has been in the top- ten of the NCAA Championships ten times since 1990, five times in the top-five. UF won 20 All-America honors in 2002, to give Florida a total of 917 in the program history. Fun Fact: Gators can remain underwater for up to two hours. Distance freestyle and individual medley swimmer Sara McClarty gives it her Fans splish splash Above: Fans watch as the Lady Gators beat out the competition in the O ' Connell center. here ' s definitely a fine line that you f ine walk when you train at a high level in terms of conditioning your body to the best of your ability and pushing it too far where it collapses. I think that a lot of athletes walk that line everyday and its a matter of being able to manage the situation where your still improving yourself, but you are not killing yourself. " -Chantal Gibney, Freestyle bo Scoreboard Us Them Alumni Meet O. 117, B. 110 SEC East Challenge 129 114 Michigan 156 142 Florida Relays 1st place 152 points Miami-double dual 61 50 IRCC-double dual 74 35 Clemson 147 91 S. Carolina 139 104 FSU 172 120 US Open Arkansas Invite 1st place Penn State 128 111 Texas 126 173 Auburn 110.5 130.5 Alabama 129 99 Tennessee 128 112 Fla Atlantic 169 111 SEC Championships 1st Place NCAA Championships 7th Place above the rim Men ' s Basketball Below: Matt Bonner and Justin Hamilton help force 20 turnovers against New Orleans. Fun Fact: The tallest alligator is 19.8 feet long. The tallest Gator is 6 ' 10 Forward Matt Bonnet The tallest Al E. Gator (mascot) is 5 ' 10. Florida basketball has not seen a better season ever. With a record of 22-8, 10-6 Southeastern Conference Eastern Champions, NCAA Tournament First Round, No. 15 in Final Associated Press Poll and No. 14 in Final ESPN USA Today Poll. Us Them Birmingham 108 85 Temple 72 64 Arizona 71 75 FSU 68 47 EA Sports All Stars 96 100 N. Hampshire 108 56 Tulane 81 65 Michigan 74 70 S. Florida 92 73 Charlotte 73 52 High Point 103 49 New Orleans 76 60 Stetson 94 66 Belmont 107 55 S. Carolina 69 60 Tennessee 104 100 Vanderbilt 95 85 LSU 102 70 Georgia 79 84 Arkansas 92 94 Kentucky 68 70 Mississippi St. 76 48 Scoreboard Below: The rowdy reptiles cheer on their fellow Gators against Tennessee. look at next year ' s season as going forward into next year right now. I hope our basketball team has an axe to grind. Everybody has to have something to prove in life. These guys will hopefully have something to prove as we move into next year. " -Billy Donovan, Coach learning how to be a leader on the court. Obviously, I learned a lot about the game of basketball and fine-tuned my skills, but right now I ' m learning how to lead. Brent Wright and Major Parker are not here and I have to lead this team. " -Udonis Haslem, Captain Scoreboard Us Them S. Carolina 72 63 Vanderbilt 80 54 Georgia 85 70 Mississippi 51 68 Auburn 89 61 Alabama 64 65 Tennessee 68 62 Kentucky 68 70 Auburn at SEC Tournament 81 63 Mississippi State at SEC Tournament 52 62 Creighton - NCAA 82 83 Above: Coach Billy Donovan shouts words of encouragement despite a loss of 68-70 against Kentucky. be dazzled Fun Fact: The alligators of Gatorland Zoo spend 7 hours each week to practice routines for their show. The Gators of UF ' s Dazzlers spend 6 hours each week to practice routines for their show. The Dazzlers have two squads to support the Basketball programs. The dance team is made up of 26 women. Sixteen of the have focus on men ' s basketball while the other 10 members focus on women ' s Both squads take an active role in the total spirit effort at the basketball games, including dancing during pre-game, at time-outs and halftime. Dazzlers Below: The girls show us their razzle dazzle style during halftime. Below: The Dazzlers of the 2001-2002 squad pose for the camera. Desiree Nathanson Brooke Powell Michelle Yack Sandra Fields Nancy Woods Corinne Linnan Melissa Marquez Courtney Holmes Jaime Fimiani Ashley Glass Danielle McTear Amy Norman Amy Anderson Amber Maynard Katherine Akra Annette Lorentzson Keri DaCosta Nikola Patterson Brittany Agro Meghan Stein Kristy Frese Kristina Deering Jodi Belden Anna Cagno 2001-2002 Dazzlers most cherished is being a member of the Dazzlers. Not only was I able to perform at the Men ' s SEC and Final Four basketball but I also had the chance to perform for over 85,000 Gator fans at the annual Gator Growl! -Karen Petty, Dazzler Women ' s Basketball shooting stars Forward Courtney Cooper shows what she ' s made of on the coo A It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. The Lady Gators ' had a terrific season, however the loss of their coach has obscured their successful year. Head Coach Carol Ross resigned on March 22 after 12 successful seasons at Florida. She steps down as the Lady Gator ' s all-time winningest coach, compiling a 247-121 record. Fun Fact: OF has the second largest number of alums in the WNBA. " I love this program. When you love something that much, you unselfishly do what is best it. In this case, what ' s best is change. I believe the best is yet to come for Lady Gator Basketball. It has been a great journey. -Carol Ross, Coach Scoreboard Us Them Premier Players 86 93 UVI All-Stars 77 47 Oakland 84 65 High Point 93 65 Southern Cal 68 71 Wisconsin 49 61 FSU 78 74 Creighton 78 67 Tulane 51 57 Lamar 88 45 South Florida 90 60 Elon 81 53 Colorado 61 50 Duquesne 80 51 Kent State 73 47 Tennessee 64 88 Auburn 70 61 LSU 59 84 Alabama 83 77 Mississippi 75 73 Vanderbilt 62 51 Georgia 73 64 Tennessee 66 86 S. Carolina 59 69 Kentucky 81 59 Above: Guard Monique Cardenas tallied her first career double-double in a game with Elon. Below: Guard Tishona Gregory plays hard on the court. Women ' s Basketball Below: Center Vanessa Hayden gets ready to pass the ball. Us Them Georgia 62 73 Arkansas 64 58 LSU 3 0 Mississippi 63 83 Auburn (SEC) 57 70 BYU 52 90 Scoreboard Gymnastics balancing act Above Freshman Erinn Dooley has perfect poise while competing on the balance beam During the 2002 season, the Gators (14-11) took 10th in the NCAA Championships and third in the SEC Championships. Two Gators, and Miner, earned America honors and three gymnasts, Thompson, Szmuch and Erin Pendleton, earned All-SEC honors. Fun Fact: All Gator gymnasts have gator chomps choreographed into their routines. " What we really want to do is build up our reputation and build up our confidence so that we can go into almost every meet and know the outcome before we even compete. We want to know what we can do. If we build on that, we can accomplish all our goals this season. " -Hilary Thompson, Gymnast Above: Junior Jenny Carow completes her floor routine. Roster Front row, from left: Erin Pendleton Orley Szmuch Hilary Thompson Erinn Dooley Lindsey Miner Kelly Hesbeens Backrow: Jenny Carow Kara Waterhouse Kimberly Schatz Krissy Dreger Jacqui William Kristen Stucky hit run Baseball Below: Coach Pat McMahon has a talk with OF Matt Maley and LHR Tom Potter. Fun Fact: Baseball is the only sport to have a mascot dressed in its athletic attire. Baseball Al proudly wears their jersey at their games. Gator baseball faced many curveballs and milestones through its most season ever. Under the of Coach McMahon however, they were able to end the season with a 19 record. Us Them Charleston S. 25 1 Mercer 11 7 Miami 12 9 F A M 11 5 Winthrop 12 11 Savannah 14 0 Siena 12 2 FSU 4 5 Austin Peay 8 12 Charleston 20 3 Ole Miss 24 5 Massachusetts 15 3 Dartmouth 9 1 S. Carolina 1 2 Army 17 1 Auburn 3 8 Jacksonville 2 7 Alabama 1 4 Stetson 3 6 Tennessee 15 1 Bethune-Cook. 5 4 Vanderbilt 13 7 Georgia 12 6 Mississippi 5 4 S. Florida 10 9 LSU 10 9 Kentucky 14 4 Scoreboard Below: Close call - Ben Zeskind manages to slide in for a safe play. " Expectations are something that are to me and all of us. If they aren ' t directed as high as can be, they are not in the right place. " -Pat McMahon, Coach Baseball hardball Above This ball comes too fast and too close for this Gator to take a Above: LHR Tom Potter who returns for his third season at Florida after redshirting the 2000 campaign. Scoreboard Us Them Georgia 7 2 Alabama 4 7 Mississippi 5 0 Alabama 7 4 Alabama 9 11 Bethune-Cook. 13 11 Miami 2 7 Bethune-Cook. 21 10 Miami 11 10 Miami 7 8 Above: The Gator soccer team claimed their sixth consecutive SEC Tournament title with a 2-1 win vs. Auburn. Below: Junior Ari Savolainen was one of two Gators to lead uF to finish fourth in Georgia. Men ' s Golf Spaceship Earth ride at EPCot to be the proportional size to hit need to be two miles tall. The fairytale comeback ending that pushed the University of Florida men ' s golf team to the 2001 team title did not repeat at the 2002 championships. not reaching all of their goals this year, the golf learned a lot from their character building season. Below: Junior Jordan Code led the Gators in scoring for his first time in the Puerto Rico Classic. Carpet Capital Collegiate 5th place Gary Koch Invitational 1st place UNF Mercedes-Benz 1st place Puerto Rico Classic 4th place Las Vegas Invitational T6 Chris Schenkel T4 Augusta State T4 Atlanta Intercollegiate 2nd place SEC Championships 2nd place NCAA Regional T9 NCAA Championships T11 Scoreboard Senior Camilo Benedetti claimed the second SEC title of his career in addition to leading the gators to his final collegiate tournament. Women ' s Golf The Florida women ' s golf team finished its season tied for sixth at the 2002 NCAA Championships, shooting a final-round 295 to finish with a four-day total of 1179. The Gators ' finish is the team ' s best finish since Florida was the runner- up in 1998. Clearly they have acheived much as a young team with many more successes ahead of them. Above Junior Jeanne Cho contemplates her next are 336 dimples on a There are 20 dimples on the golf team. " I ' m really excited and happy with my first year. I think my teammates have pushed me and made me better. I think next year will be even better for us. " -Vander Lende, Freshman Above: H ead Coach Jill Briles-Hinton celebrates a job well done. Scoreboard Mason Rudolph Champ. 9 of 14 Dodge SEC Challenge 1 of 11 Mercedes-Benz Champ. 7 of 14 Lady Paladin Golf Tourn. 11 of 21 TRW Regional Challenge T10 of 18 Suntrust Lady Gator Inv. 1 of 15 Liz Murphey Classic T2nd of 18 Fl. Women ' s College 2 of 13 SEC Championships 6 of 12 NCAA East Regional 4 of 21 NCAA Championships T6th of 24 Men ' s Tennis Below: Junior Chris McDonald hustles for the ball. The University of Florida men ' s tennis team opened its 2001-02 season under new head coach Andy Jackson. Under Jackson ' s direction the tennis team underwent a very challenging and awarding year for the team and the players in individual rankings. Below: Freshman Hamid Mirzadeh was one of seven uF singles winners at the SEC indoors. Kansas transfer Eleazar Magallan went 8-5 in his first fall as a Gator with four of the five losses coming to ranked opponents. Us Them UCF 5 2 Furman 6 1 S. Florida 4 3 Brown 6 1 Texas A M 3 4 Rice 5 2 Ole Miss 4 3 Mississippi 4 3 Arkansas 5 2 LSU 4 3 Vanderbilt 4 0 Kentucky 5 1 Duke 3 0 Arkansas 4 1 Kentucky 3 4 Vanderbilt 4 3 FSU 5 2 Georgia State 4 3 Alabama 5 2 Auburn 3 4 Tennessee 1 6 Georgia 2 5 Duke 4 3 South Carolina 5 2 Tenn. SEC 0 4 UCLA NCAA 0 4 Scoreboard women ' s Tennis Above Senior Jessica Lehnhoff plays hard on the court It was a remarkable season for the feisty Gators (24-2), who played the entire dual match season with only six players on their roster. Under first-year head coach Roland Thornqvist, Florida won the SEC Tournament title this season and earned a No. 1 team ranking for the first time since the 1999 season. disappointed with the way things ended because I would have loved to end my career as a national champion. We showed that we are all fighters. We play with heart and that ' s all that ' s really important. We learned so much more about ourselves and about life going through everything we did this season. I ' m just so proud to have been a part of this team " . -Jessica Lehnhoof, senior (right) Above: The women ' s tennis team claimed 1st place at the SEC tournament. Scoreboard Us Them FIU 4 1 FSU 6 1 S. Florida 6 1 Mississippi 6 1 Miss. State 5 1 SMU 3 0 Virginia 1 1 FSU 2 0 South C. 1 0 Arkansas 7 0 LSU 7 0 Texas 4 3 Kentucky 5 2 Arkansas 4 1 Vanderbilt 4 3 Duke 4 3 Wake Forest 6 1 Alabama 6 1 Auburn 4 0 Georgia 3 4 S. Carolina 4 2 SEC Final 4 2 UCF 4 0 Miami 4 0 Northwestern 4 1 Stanford 1 4 Below: Junior Jennifer Brown puts her game face on. Fun Fact: The average life span of a baseball for a Gator game is 7 pitches. Disappointment and accomplishment summarizes Gator softball for the 2001- 2002 season. The Florida softball team was eliminated from the SEC Tournament and finished the 2002 season with a 32-35 record. Softball Below: Freshman Amanda Knowles adds heat to her pitch. Us Them SE Louisiana 8 0 S. Florida 4 3 Stetson 5 0 Belmont 10 4 Baylor 0 6 Hofstra 6 2 Drake 9 1 UConn 6 3 South C. 1 0 S. Utah 3 5 Arizona 0 5 Florida A M 6 4 LSU 1 3 Mississippi 5 4 Kentucky 5 4 Maine 7 0 FIU 5 2 Ole Miss 4 2 Georgia 1 7 FSU 1 3 Tenneessee 7 0 Fl. Atlantic 0 3 Connecticut 4 0 Scoreboard " Everybody works so hard on this team; we deserve to win. " -Mandy Schuerman, Pitcher Gatorettes The Gatorettes are one of the feature units for the University of Florida " Pride of the Sunshine " Marching Band. During the 2001 football season, the Gatorettes at all six home games, OF Homecoming ' s " Gator Growl " as well as the annual Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville, the UF-Auburn game in Auburn, Alabama and the Orange Bowl in Miami. Above: Three captains with Obie at the 2002 Orange Fact: Most pagent injuries result from baton twirlers. The 2001-2002 Squad won three NBTA titles during the national of July of 2001. In the 2002, at the Southeast competition, the Gatorettes the Senior Small Dance Twirl, Senior Large Dance Twirl and Collegiate Halftime titles. Above: Allison, Danielle, Kelli, Holly and Marissa watch a game. Roster 2001-2002 Squad Members Standing, L to R - Sarah (Co-Captain), Amanda, Kim (Co-Captain), Danielle, Heather, Holly, Christine, Kim (Captain), Kristen Seated, L to R - Julie, Marissa, Christy, Allison, Kelli pride of the sunshine Ride with pride University of Florida " Pride of the Sunshine " Fightin ' Gator Marching Bad is Florida ' s first marching band. In addition to performing for 85,000 people at each of the six home football games, the Gator Band travels to 2-3 away games every year. Music makes the people come together volleyball sharp shooters The University of Florida volleyball team is ranked fifth in the Volleyball Magazine ' s preseason poll, released July 1, 2002. The Gators finished the 2001 season with a 28-2 overall record and a 14-0 SEC mark. Florida won its 11th SEC title and fell one match short of reaching the Final Four. volleyball is the most popular in American nudist camps. Above Sophomore Jen Mandes goes for the hope we the fact that the SEC can play some really good volleyball " . -Mary Wise, Coach Above: The girls celebrate after winning their 11th SEC title. Scoreboard Us Them Marshall 3 0 S. Florida 3 0 Arizona 0 3 Illinois 3 0 S. Carolina 3 2 Texas 3 0 Kentucky 3 0 Tennessee 3 0 Auburn 3 0 Alabama 3 0 Mississippi 3 0 Miss. State 3 0 Georgia 3 0 LSU 3 0 Arkansas 3 2 Louisville 3 0 Miss. State 3 0 Mississippi 3 0 Virginia Tech 3 0 Norte Dame 3 1 Florida A M 3 0 FIU 3 0 Pepperdine 3 0 Nebraska 2 " Lifetime Friendships " GREEK LIFE As early as 1776, the Greek com- munity has challenged students to excel in their collegiate experience. Founded upon the ideals of service, leadership, and the of lifelong friends, the Greek community has fostered in college education. Since the establishment of the Greek in 1884, Greeks at the University of Florida have formed the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood, gradu- ated with higher scholastic averages and provided service to the Univer- sity and its surrounding community. The Greek community at the of Florida provides an opportunity for students to discover and achieve the best, both in their collegiate years and beyond. -Jaquelyn Gonzalez Delta Gamma pledge class of ' 01 members pose before the start of the Homecoming Parade. Members of the class are left to right, Jessica Lagos, Brittany Peck, Christi Bassos, Lacy Picshke and Mallory Smith. Nickname: Adelpheans National Flower: Violet National Colors: Azure Blue and White Symbol: Diamond Mascot: Lion Nat ' l Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Fun Fact: Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society for women founded on May 15, 1851 " We live for eachother " -Alpha Delta Pi motto ha Data WE 132 Greeks AEphi National Flower: Lily of the National Colors: Green and White Mascot: Giraffe Nat ' l Philanthropy: Elizabeth Gasler Pediatric AIDS Foundation " Many hearts, one purpose " -Alpha Epsilon Phi motto Greeeks 133 National Flower: jacqueminot Rose National Color: Cardinal National Jewel: Ruby Symbol: Wheat Mascot: Panda Nat ' l Philanthropy: Arthiritis Foundation Fun Fact: Alpha Omicron Pi is the only women ' s fraternity that does not use a crest. " One motto, one badge, one bond, and singleness of heart " -Alpha Omicron Pi motto 134 Greeks National Flower: Red Carnation National Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green Symbol: The Golden Lyre Nat ' l Philanthropy: MacDowell Colony Famous Alumni: Dawn Wells, Meredith Monroe, Laura Innes, Jenilee Harrison, and Carol Duvall " Together let us seek the heights " -Alpha Chi Omega motto Greeeks 135 AI " Nickname: Dee Gees National Flower: Cream-Colored Rose National Colors: Bronze, Pink, and Blue Symbol: Anchor Famous Alumni: Joan Lunden, Donna Mills, Juliana Margalies, Julia Louis- Dreyfus, and Julia Sweeney Nat ' l Philanthropy: Service for Sight Fun Fact: Our anchor is the ancient of hope " Do good " -Delta Gamma motto 136 Greeks Nickname: Tri Delts National Colors: Silver, Gold, and Blue Mascot: Dolphin Famous Alumni: Katie Couric, Leeza and Elizabeth Dole Nat ' l Philanthropy: Children ' s Cancer Foundation Fun Fact: Honoring his wife, Neil Armstrong placed her Delta Delta Delta pin along with his Phi Delta Theta pin on the moon " Let us love one another " -Delta Delta Delta motto Greeeks 137 Nickname: Dphie National Flower: Purple Iris National Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold Mascot: Unicorn Famous Alumni: Bette Midler, Barbera Levy Boxer, and Judy Heuman Nat ' l Philanthropy: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation " To be rather than to seem to be " -Delta Phi Epsilon motto ZTA Nickname: Zetas National Flower: White Violet National Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Gray Symbols: Strawberry and Crown Mascot: Rabbit Famous Alumni: Linda Carter and Faith Daniels Nat ' l Philanthropy: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation " Seek the noblest " -Zeta Tau Alpha motto Greeeks 139 National Colors: Royal Blue and White Maxims: 1) Further the cause of education by the highest standards of Scholarship amoung colle ge women. 2) Uplifit worthwhile projects on college campuses and within communities in which we may be located. 3)Further the spirit of sisterly love and the ideals of Finer Womanhood. " All is conquered by labor " -Zeta Phi Beta motto 140 Greeks Nickname: Thetas National Flower: Black and Gold Pansy National Colors: Black and Gold Symbol: Kite Famous Alumni: Ann-Margret, First Lady Laura Bush, Sheryl Crow, Amy Grant, and Kerri Strugg Nan Philanthropy: Court Appointed Social Advocates (CASA) " Sisterhood, unity, support " -Kappa Alpha Theta motto Nickname: KD National Flower: White Rose National Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White Mascot: Teddy Bear Jewels: Diamond, Emerald, and Pearl Symbols: Nautilus Shell, Dagger, and Katydid Famous Alumni: Ali " Doritos Girl " Landry, Ellen Albertini Dow, and Pearl S. Buck Nat ' l Philanthropy: Girl Scouts U.S.A " Let us strive for that which is honorable, and highest " -Kappa Delta motto 142 Greeks KKF Nickname: Kappa National Flower: Fleur-de-lis National Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue Mascot: Owl Symbol: Key Famous Alumni: Ashley Judd and Jane Pauley Nat ' l Philanthropy: Children ' s Miracle Network The Beta Pi of Kappa Kappa Gamma was chartered at on September 11, 1948. Greeeks 143 Nickname: LTAs National Colors: Burgundy and Gray Nat ' Philanthropy: National Scholarship Fund Fun Fact: The first national latin sorority, since 1975 " Unity, love, and respect " -Lambda Theta Alpha motto 144 Greeks National Flower: Wine Carnation National Colors: Wine and Silver Blue Mascot: Angel Symbol: Arrow Famous Alumni: Meg Ryan and Janis Joplin Nat ' l Philanthropy: Links to Literacy " Spread your wings and fly " -Pi Beta Phi motto Greeeks 145 Nickname: SG Rho National Flower: Yellow Tea Rose National Colors: Royal Blue and Gold Mascot: French Toy Poodle Symbol: Open Book Famous Alumni: Brenda Joyce Smith, Lee Chamberlain, Ann Marie Johnson, and Mother Love Nat ' l Philanthropy: Operation Big Book Bag " Greater service, greater progress " -Sigma Gamma Rho motto 146 Greeks sigma kappa ESTABLISHED 1874 April 2, 1949. National Colour Lavender Ma- roon Jewel: Pearl Heart Mascot: Dove Nat ' l : Alzheimer ' s Research The Beta Tau SIGMA chapter of Sigma KAPPA Kappa was SORORITY tered at uF on Greeeks 147 Nickname: Las Gammas National Flower: Pink Rose National Colors: Majestic Purple and Shock- ing Pink Mascot: Purple Panther Jewel: Purple Amethyst Famous Alumni: Gloria Cuevas, Julieta Maria Miller, Danell Maria Riojas, and Maria Esther Pineda Nat ' l Philanthropy: . Breast Cancer Awareness " Culture is pride, pride is success " -Sigma Lambda Gamma motto 148 Greeks National Flower: Rose Color Carnation National Colors: Rose White Mascot: The Lion " Sir Fidel " Symbol: Phi Mu Quatrefoil Famous Alumni: Joyce Carol Oates, Jerrie Mock, and Mary Wickes Nat ' l Philanthropy: Children ' s Miracle Network " To practice day by day, love, honor, truth " -Phi Mu motto Greeeks 149 Nickname: Chi-0 National Flower: White Carnation National Colors: Cardinal and Straw Mascot: Owl Famous Alumni: Kathy Lee Crosby, Sela Ward, Joanne Woodward, and Lucy Liu Nat ' l Philanthropy: American Heart and Heart Disease Fun Fact: Chi Omega is the next largest national women ' s organization, second only to the Girl Scouts " Hellenic culture and christian ideals " -Chi Omega motto 150 Greeks National Colors: Blue and Gold Famous Alumni: Scott Wolfe, Jerry Lewis, Gene Wilder, Paul Simon, and Art Garfunkel Nat ' l Philanthropy: Mazon: A Jewish response to hunger relief Fun Fact: AEPi is the last remaining national Jewish fraternity The OF chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded May 12, 1951 Greeeks 151 Nicknames: Taus, Alpha Taus, ATOs National Flower: White Tea Rose National Colors: Azure and Gold Symbol: The Grand Seal Famous Alumni: Steve Spurrier, Rob Estes, Greg Kinnear, Forrest D. Sawyer, Grant Show, and Tennessee Williams Nat ' l Philanthropy: Habita t for Humanity Fun Fact: ATO was the first fraternity founded as a national fraternity, not a local or sectional fellowship " We make good people better " -Alpha Tau Omega motto Nickname: Betas National Co ors: Navy and Red Famous Alumni: Joseph P. Allen IV, Sam Walton, Mike Schmidt, Adam West, and Richard Lugar Nat ' l Big brother Big sister " Men of -Beta Theta Pi motto Greeeks 153 Nickname: Delts National Flower: Purple Iris National Colors: Purple, White, and Gold Famous Alumni: David Schwimmer, John Elway, Jim Plunkett, and Brennan " Gentlemen committed to lives of -Delta Tau Delta motto 154 Greeks AY National Colors: Old Gold and Blue Mascot: Duck Famous Alumni: Alan Thicke, Michael Eisner, and Tom Burgess Nat ' l Philanthropy: Delta Upsilon educational foundation Fun Fact: Delta Upsilon is the only non-secret international fraternity " Committed to excellence...expect nothing less " -Delta Upsilon motto Greeeks 155 ZBT Nickname: ZBT National Flower: White Carnation National Colors: Blue and Gold Symbol: Crest Famous Alumni: Robert Shapiro, George Macy, Mike Wallace and Robert Klein " ...A powerhouse of excellence " -Zeta Beta Tau motto 156 Greeks National Flower: Red Carnation National Colors: Military Red and White Nat ' l Philanthropy: American Red Cross Famous Alumni: Steven Spielberg, John M. Shalikashvili, Charles Samuel Addams, and Francis H. Striker Fun Facts: The Theta Chi badge is considered one of the most unusual and distinctive in the fraternity world " The helping hand " -Theta Chi motto Greeeks 157 KApsi Nickname: Nupes National Flower: Red Carnation National Colors: Crimson and Creme Symbol: Diamond Nat ' l Philanthropy: Guide Right, Kappa League Famous Alumni: Johnny Cochran, Anferee " Penny " Hardaway, Thomas Bradley, and Arthur Ashe " Achievement in every field of human endeavor " -Kappa Alpha Psi motto Nickname: Lambdas National Flower: White Carnation National Colors: Brown and White Nat ' l Philanthr py: National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Mascot: El Conquistador Famous Alumnus: Agustin " Gus " Garcia Fun Facts: With its founding in 1975, Lambda Theta Phi became the first Latin in the nation " En Ia union esta Ia fuerza " -Lambda Theta Phi motto Greeeks 159 Nickname: Lambda Chis National Flower: White Rose National Colors: Purple, Green and Gold Mascot: German Shepard Nat ' l Philanthropy: North American Food Bank Famous Alumni: Harry S. Truman, Urich, and justice Harry Blackman " Every man a man " -Lambda Chi Alpha motto 160 Greeks Nickname: Pikes Flower: Lily-of-the-Valley National Colors: Garnet and Gold Annual Philanthropies: Habitat for Humanity mascot: Firetruck Famous Tim McGraw, Ted Koppel, Horace Grant, and Garth Fun act: Pike has the largest average chapter size of any national fraternity " Scholars, athletes, gentelmen " -PIKE motto Greeks 161 162 Greeks Nickname: PiKapp National Flower: Red Rose National Colors: Gold, White, and Blue Nat ' l Philanthropy: P.U.S.H. (People Understanding the Severely Handicapped) America Mascot: Pirate Famous Alumni: Trevor Penick, Rich Eisen, Randy Owen, and John " Piano Boy " Earnst Fun Fact: the only national fraternity to create its own national philanthropy " Nothing shall ever tear us asunder " -Pi Kappa Phi motto SAE Nickname: SAE National Flower: Violet National Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold Mascot: Lion Famous Alumni: President William McKinley, Elliot Ness, Phil Jackson, David Spade, and Troy Aikman Fun Fact: SAE is the only southern to survive the Civil War " The true gentlemen " -Sigma Alpha Epsilon motto Greeeks 163 Nickname: Sig Ep National Flower: Violet and Dark Red Rose National Co ors: Purple, Red, and Gold Symb Is: Skull and Crossbones amous John Goodman, William Tragos, Dave Thomas, and Theodore Guisell (Dr. Seuss) " Build balanced leaders for America ' s munities " -Sigma Phi Epsilon motto 164 Greeks Nickname: Sigs National Flower: White Rose National Col rs: Blue and Old Gold Nat ' l Philanthropy: Children ' s Miracle Network Symbol: Norman Cross Famous Alumni: John Wayne, Brad Pitt, David Letterman, and Woody Harrison Fun Fact: Sigma Chi has over 225,000 members " A gentleman ne ver goes out of style " -Sigma Chi motto National Flower: Violet and Lily of the Valley National Colors: Lavender and White Nat ' l Philanthropy: The Leukemia Society of America Famous Alumni: Jerry Springer, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Larry King Fun Fact: TEP is host to the Nosebowl (flag football), the longest running intrafraternal event in the country " Tradition, pride and excellence " -Tau Epsilon Phi maxim 166 Greeks Phi Beta Sigma Nickname: Sigmas National Flower: White Carnation National Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White Nat ' l Philanthropy: Bigger and Better Business Fun Fact: Phi Beta Sigma is one of the only two national Greek organizations which are constitutionally bound " Brotherhood, scholarship, and service " -Phi Beta Sigma maxim Nickname: Fiji National Flower: Purple Clematis National Colors: Royal Purple and White Mascot: Snowy White Owl Famous Alumni: Scott Bakula, Johnny Carson and John Ritter " A cut above " -Phi Gamma Delta motto 168 Greeks Nickname: Phi Deft National Flower: White Carnation National Colors: Azure and Argent Nat ' l Philanthropy: ALS (Lou Gehrigs ' s Disease) Famous Alumni: Burt Reynolds, Neil Armstrong, Lou Gehrig, Trace Armstrong, and Doak Walker " One man is no man " Phi Delta Theta motto Greeeks 169 Nickname: Phi Taus National Flower: Red Carnation National C lot ' s: Harvard Red and Old Gold Nat ' l Philanthropy: Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Fun Fact: In 2006 Phi Kappa Tau will celebrate its centennial " The force of many...the power of one " Phi Kappa Tau motto 170 Greeks National Colors: Scarlet and Blue Nat ' l Philanthropy: Big Brothers of America Walter Cronkite, Earl Bruce, Mr. Russel, and John P. Robinson Fun Fact: Chi Phi is the nation ' s oldest social fraternity " Truth, honor and personal integrity " -Chi Phi maxim Greeeks 171 " Making the Grade " ACADEMICS School, like other things, is a part of daily routine for students, just like a job. Students have to work hard to acheive their reward at the end of their four year academic life. The reward, however, is not a paycheck but a diploma, opening the doors to the real world. Academics play a big role in the process of unlocking those doors. More than 47,000 students chose to continue their education at the of Florida. The University of Florida has 23 colleges and schools, offering more than 100 undergraduate majors. Whatever career path is in store in the future, there is a common desire to make the grade. With a university so large, there are potentially infinite of reasons to attend UF, but there is a common desire to attain that dipolma. -Jaquelyn Gonzalez It ' s great to be a Florida Gator! During a break in classes, two students take a minute to catch up on the latest news, at Turlington Plaza. of Executive Staff of Gail F. Baker Public Relations The Vice President for Public Relations is responsible for directing the assessments of UF communication programs and conducting strategic planning activities. The Office of Public Relations was established in January 1999 to evaluate the current status of UF communications and to advise on and spearhead solutions towards ensuring today ' s communication efforts meet on-going and potential requirements in accordance with the overall UF mission. Michael V. Martin Agriculture Natural Resources The Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources is responsible for the administration and overall operation of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). IFAS is a separate budgetary unit within the university, receiving its appropriated funds from the legislature through the Board of Regents and the President. A dean is responsible for coordinating the total statewide effort for IFAS in each of the functional areas of teaching, research, and extension. Winfred M. Phillips Research The Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School is the director of the Research and Graduate Programs of the university. He or she is designated by the President to carry out the responsibilities of the Division of Sponsored Research and the University of Florida Research Foundation., as well as federal compliance issues related to animal care and human subjects. Pamela J. Bernard General Counsel No picture available The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and representation to the University of Florida, its component units and affiliated entities, and to its employees while acting within the scope and course of their employment. 174 Academics Administration Vice-Presidents John E. Finance Administration No picture available The Vice President for Finance and Administration is the chief fiscal and business officer of the University of Florida with responsibilities encompassing all campus budgetary units. The Vice President serves as fiscal and business advisor to the President of the University. Paul A. Robell Development A The Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs is responsible for, and directs and coordinates the operations associated with the receipt, management, investment and administra- tion of resources generated for the University by the University of Florida Foundation, Inc., and the University of Florida Alumni Association. James E. Scott Student Affairs The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is open to assist individual students and groups in matters concerning them. All students are encouraged to share in the responsibility of enabling the various divisions of the university community to meet the needs of the students. Kenneth I. Berns Health Affairs The Vice President for Health Affairs has the duties and responsibilities for general supervi- sion of the Health Center. The J. Hillis Miller Health Center is a separate budgetary entity within the University of Florida receiving its funds from the legislature through the Board of Regents and the President. umni Affairs Academics 175 University of Florida Charles E. Young Office of the President On November 1, 1999 internationally recognized leader of higher education, Dr. Charles Young formally accepted the exciting opportunity to take the University of Florida into the 21st century. Chancellor emeritus of the University of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Young changed a regional college with an operating budget of $170 million into a world-class institution with expenses of $2 billion. Chuck Young was born and raised in the rural town of Highland, California and worked part-time in the citrus packing houses and orange groves. His senior year was divided between academics, football and the lead in the school plays. Two days after his marriage to wife, Sue, Chuck Young was off to serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. His service time focused Young and by 1955, he graduated with honors from University of California at Riverside. He completed his master ' s and doctoral degrees in political science from UCLA. Almost immediately, he was tapped to begin assisting UCLA in its facilities, enhancing its faculty and establishing a quality athletic department. When his mentor, Dr. Franklin Murphy, stepped down as chancellor, Dr. Murphy did not hesitate to recommend his protégé to take his place and at the age of 36, Chuck Young became the youngest leader piloting any major U.S. university. During his 29 years as chancellor (equal to the office of OF president) of UCLA, Dr. Young made the university a partner with the Los Angeles area, emphasizing and building upon the key position of the university in community development and service. Among his accomplishments, Chancellor Young championed college student involvement in community and public service and was instrumental in efforts to reform K-12 education in Los Angeles. Chancellor Young, a longtime member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Presidents Commission, has been a leader in reforming intercollegiate athletics, raising academic eligibility standards for student athletes and curbing recruiting abuse. In the process, UCLA ' s athletic program blossomed and Dr. Young ' s efforts helped make an ind elible impact on the lives of student athletes throughout America. Dr. Young ' s responsibilities and accomplishments stretched far beyond the UCLA campus. He is a former chairman of the prestigious Association of American Universities and has served on numerous commissions including those of the American Council on Education, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and the Business-Higher Education Forum. A strong and early advocate of internationalism and inclusiveness for his university, Dr. Young has received the Award for Inter-American University Cooperation from the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education, the International Education Leadership Award from the Coalition for International Education, and he and his wife, Sue, were jointly awarded the UCLA International Student Center ' s Neil H. Jacoby International Award. Other awards and recognition include his election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has earned the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award from the Hugh O ' Brien Youth Foundation, the designation as a " Treasure of Los Angeles " by the Los Angeles Central City Association, and the Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Council on Education. Dr. Young has been a strong supporter and advisor to the arts, business, education, finance, technology and health care industries. He has been selected to a number of boards of directors for finance, technology and health-care industries. These boards include or have included Intel Corp., Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. When Dr. Young retired as chancellor of UCLA in 1997, he was the senior chief executive by tenure among his peer chancellors and presidents throughout the United States, and his signature authorized two-thirds of all the diplomas issued during the nearly 80 year history of UCLA. He left a campus that had benefited in a myriad and diverse ways during his watch at the helm. In the words of the university ' s official biography, " Young ' s leadership was distinguished by a commitment to excellence that pervaded every facet of UCLA - from the quality of faculty and students recruited, to the research facilities constructed, to the park-like environment of the campus, to health care services, to public arts events, to the athletics program. " The University of Florida is proud to have the honor and privilege to have Dr. Charles E. Young bring his unique and well-recognized leadership and experience to Gainesville. 176 Academics A ministration David R. Coburn Office of the Provost Dr. David R. Colburn assumed the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs effective October 5, 2000. Formerly vice provost for academic affairs, Dr. Colburn has been a member of the University of Florida faculty since 1972. A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Colburn received his B.A. and an M.A. from Providence College before entering the U.S. Army in 1966. Dr. Colburn served one year in Vietnam before returning to the States and attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Ph.D. in 1971. After teaching at UNC and East Carolina University, Dr. Colburn came to the of Florida in 1972. Dr. Colburn ' s teaching and research have focused on politics, race and ethnicity in 20th Century America. He was twice named teacher-of-the-year and has published twelve books and more than twenty-five articles and chapters in books. His two most recent books include: Government in the Sunshine State: Florida Since Statehood (1999) with Lance deHaven-Smith and African American Mayors: Race, Politics and the American City (2000) with Jeffrey Adler. He recently completed his thirteenth book: Florida ' s Megatrends: Critical Issue Facing Florida in the Twenty-First Century with Lance deHaven-Smith (forthcoming 2001). Dr. Colburn served two terms as chairperson of the Department of History at the University of Florida from 1981 to 1989. He also served as Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1989 to 1995 and was responsible for faculty affairs, the development of the CLAS Undergraduate Research Symposium, and the University Center for Excellence in Teaching. As Vice Provost, he was responsible for enrollment management, tenure and promotion, the undergraduate curriculum, and the combined degree program. Dr. Colburn has been a regular contributor to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, having written over 100 essays on state and national politics. He also served as one of the authors of the Rosewood Report in 1993, which was part of the inquiry of the State of Florida into the destruction of the town of Rosewood in 1923. He served as a Fellow in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Colburn currently directs the Reubin O ' D. Askew Institute on Politics and Society at the University of Florida. The Institute provides public program to civic leaders and citizens of Florida on critical issues confronting the state. Former Governor Reubin Askew and Dr. Colburn have collaborated in this effort since 1994. The annual meeting of the Askew Institute takes place at the University of Florida and involves 175 citizens of the state. The topics for the meetings have ranged from " Building Community at the State and Local Level, " " Florida and the Global Economy, and " The Graying of Florida. " The Askew Institute recently expanded its programs to local communities in the state. In 1999, the Askew Institute received a Distinguished Community Service Award in 1999 from the Board of Regents for its service to the State of Florida. Academics 177 Below: Wayne Sherman, a fruit specialist with the University of Florida ' s Institute of Food and Sciences, shows off a UFO peach in an orchard on the UF campus, Friday, June 8. The UFO peach is a new firm- flesh variety of a saucer-shaped peach developed by UF breeders in the hope it will become commercially viable. Sherman said previous varieties of saucer-shaped peaches were too soft to withstand the rigors of mechanical packing. (AP photo by Eric Zamora, University of Florida IFAS) Above: Lena Ma, associate professor with the University of Florida ' s of Food and Agricultural Sciences, compares a sickly fern, left, with a healthy fern exposed to high levels of arsenic. (AP Photo Tara Piasio, University of Florida IFAS) Right: University of Florida Jim Barrett is surrounded by poinsettias. Barrett, a poinsettia specialist in UF ' s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, says red poinsettias are by far the most popular, but novelty colors are gaining ground. The newest poinsettias on the holiday market are hardier and will keep their color long than varieties sold in holidays past. (Photo Milt Putnam) Right: Tricia Heijkoop, left, and Willie Haas, right, practice painting with McAlpin 4-I-I club Dana Anderson, 9, middle left, and Samatha Gerhaus, 9, middle right. (Photo Eric Zamora, University of Florida IFAS) 178 Acdemics Left: Suzanne Stapleton, left, a University of Florida marketing expert, samples cake, Friday February 9, topped with a nasturtium leaf as Bert Gill, executive chef at a Gainesville restaurant, holds a salad garnished with flowers. Stapleton, an extension agent with UF ' s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is working with Gill and other restaurant chefs to encourage use of locally grown edible flowers in recipes. Stapleton said many flowers -- including Valentine ' s Day roses -- are edible, but only those grown without pesticides should be eaten. (AP Photo Eric Zamora, University of Florida IFAS) Left: Don Graetz, left, and Wendy Graham measure water depth in a monitoring well at Suwanee Farms. (Photo Eric Zamora) Below: Ingrid Farrow, 4-H program assistant, left, helps Shaunte Bronson, 11, with her homework during the 4-H after school program at Bonifay Middle School. (Photo Tara Piasio) Left: Susan Stapleton, extension agent for the of Florida ' s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and farmer John Steyer inspect turnips at the Farmers Market on highway 441 in Gainesville. The College moves forward in many fields of research. Lena Ma, associate professor and her colleagues have discovered the common brake fern can soak up large amounts of arsenic from contaminated soil without harming the plant. She said it ' s the first plant ever found to " hyper-accumulate " the carcinogenic heavy metal from soil, which could prove useful in cleaning up thousands of mining, industrial and agricultural sites contaminated by arsenic. The OF research findings are scheduled to appear in the Feb. 1 issue of the journal Nature The College of Agriculture Life Sciences moves effortlessly into the new millennium. Agriculture Life Sciences Acdemics 179 Right: Bryan Hall is one of the three WCBA buildings that are affectionately known as the business traingle. Right: Jon-Michael Knapp, 3LS, for an exam at the business triangle courtyard. Below: Diligent business students gather together for an intensive study session. The Warrington College of Business Administration is committed to: developing interpersonal and total management skills through team and small group work; providing opportunities for development of leadership skills; promoting academic master y of classroom skills, and fostering the habits and attitudes that constitute a research ethic. of Business As the state ' s premiere research institution, the University of Florida has provided business education to the builders of tomorrow, the men and women who shape the future of commerce in our state, our nation - our world. As their forebearers carved a modern paradise out of swamp and marsh, our students today, armed with and cutting edge p new global economy in this high tech, Internet-driven marketplace research that only a superior faculty can impart, boldly create a UNIVERS ITY Of fLORIDA Since 1927, Warrington College of Business Administration has been Florida ' s formula for success in business education. 180 Academics Below: The Fisher School of Accounting was established in 1977 and, in 1996, the College received a major endowment from 1958 alumnus Alfred C. Warrington IV and was renamed in his honor. Left: Business Administration students listen carefully as they sit through a business management seminar. Above: Jeannine Davis, 3NR minor), enjoys a refreshment while studing for a nursing class. " It is the choices we make that show who we are far more than our abili- ties " , says Jeannine. Left: Students celebrate as the Fisher School of Accounting is named as having one of the top accounting programs in the nation according to The Public Accounting Report. Administration Academics 181 One of the College of Dentistry ' s main missions is to provide and promote excellent patient care and community service. The primary purpose of the clinics is to provide for the clinical education of student-dentists and dentists in specialty training programs while at the same time affordable dental care to patients. The University of Florida College of Dentistry is a state-supported college located on the campus of the University of Florida at Gainesville. It is an integral part of the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center, both philosophically and Its first class of 24 students was admitted in September 1972. Currently, 78 students are admitted each year. The 12-story Dental Science Building was occupied in August 1975. COLLEge FACULty Above: Linda Ness, takes a break from scheduling appointments for for the next dental clinic. Linda is a 3rd year student, from Brooksville, Florida, Left: Stephanie Reeder sets up schedule for clinics at the college. Ms. Reeder is from Auburndale, Florida and is a 3rd year dental Right: Tim Spencer looks at the display case in the lobby of the College of while he waits. (Photo Jane Klimenko) 182 Academics Left: Ben Spivey, 3rd year dental sudent, talks with a patient, Mary Stewart, in the lobby of the College of Dentistry. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Patients wait in the lobby at the College of Dentistry. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Kelly Boarders, 3rd year dental Above: A look into the past. student, from Plant City, Florida, goes ered modern equipment in its day, over a chart with fellow 3rd year student the chair and other pieces shown in Kerri Graham. this photograph are a reminder of how the professional equipment has advanced. Academics 183 Below: A student at the entrance to FAC, the headquarters of the School of Building Construction. (Photo Jane Klimenko) 184 Academics At present the College is composed of five academic units: the School of Architecture and M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, the Departments of Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Urban and Regional Planning. With a student body of approximately 1500 people and around 100 faculty members, the college is one of the largest colleges of architecture nationally, and its funded research ranks in the top five. The nature of the professions is reflected in the fact that the first three design studios in the undergraduate sequence are taught to architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design students by the departmental faculty, using an interdisciplinary program, and that a number of graduate studios and seminars in recent years have been aught to c ombined groups of students from architecture Ind other disciplines within the College. In May of 2000 the College of Architecture was renamed the college of Design, Construction and Planning and the Department of Architecture was renamed the School of Architecture. We are one of the largest and most comprehensive design schools in the country with approximately 1,500 students, 90 faculty members and accredited degrees through our School of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, and the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction. The College also has a Ph.D. program with concentrations available in each of our degree programs. Dr. Jay M. Stein, AICP Dean, and Professor College of Design,Construction and Planning SCHOOL OF ART ART HISTORY SCHOOL OF builDING CONSTRUCTION Left: A student at the door of the School of Building Construction in FAC. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Academics 185 The College of Education continues its long standing tradition of excellence as a leader in the educational community since 1905. Right: Kathy Klesmit the new Director of the Baby Gator program talks with some of the students. Established in 1905, the College of has played a major role in the educational community for nearly a century, (It will celebrate its centennial in2004-5.) Currently, the college educators through its ProTeach program. This intensive five-year culminates in a Masters of The college also offers school psychology and educational leadership programs at the graduate levels. Above: During Homecoming of this year three former Deans returned to the college for the unveiling of their portra its: From left to right are Dean Roderick J. McDavis, Dean David C. Smith, Interim Dean Gerardo M. Gonzales and current Interim Dean Ben F. Nelms. Right: College of Education Martina Madrigal, Glen Nichol and Angela Mott provided about the college during the Homecoming Barbeque. Right: The college had its annual Reception on April 19 where Nederveld (pictured at right) the Elizabeth E. Larson Memorial Scholarship award from Interim Dean Ben F. Nelms. 186 Academics Left: Members of the College of Education Ambassadors meet and greet during Alachua County Day in the Legislature. Pictured left to right are Glen Nichol, Danika Midkiff, Jennifer Williams, State Rep. Perry McGriff and Amy Tomas. Below: Grand Guard members returned to the college to celebrate their 50th reunion. Pictured are: Front Row, L-R; David Perrin, Helen Perrin, Jeanette Bailey, Margaret Rosenberger, Kathryn Harris, Marion Hill, Mary Neil Hardman-Chandley. Second Row: L-R; Dean Ben Nelms, Jack Jones, Dick Chandley, Jeanne Bolick, Bill Bolick, Assistant Dean Theresa Vernetson and Bob Hill. Above: Albert has his photo made with an Alachua County student during Alachua County Day in the Legislature in Tallahassee. Left: The 2002 College of Education Ambassadors are Juli K. Black, Jamey E. Bolton, Amy A. Couch, Marilyn A. Daorerk, Megan N. Dellatorre, Amy M. Dyal, Beth J. Fitzgerald, Jill C. Frenchman, Devin L. Fuller, Amy B. Gardner, Krista A. Kiefer, Kimberly N. Kurtz, Martina I. Madrigal, Danika J. Midkiff, Angela K. Mott, Sarah W. S. Nail, Jessica L. Nederveld, Glen A. Nichol, Tamika J. Ruffin, Tiffany N. Tharpe, Amy S. Tomas and Jennifer L. Williams. Academics 187 College of Engineering Below: Former student Charley Malpass examines a piece of silicone rubber - a material commonly used in catheters. She changes the surface to make it more biocompatible, or resistant to mineral encrustation, a common problem with urinary catheters. Below: Founded in 1910, the college has seen nearly a century of changes. The college places in the top 10 in the country in many of its graduate and undergraduate programs among institutions. Above: Jonathan F. K. Earle, assistant dean for Academic Programs and director of Engineering Student Services, is on a mission to produce quality engineers. Day in and day out, he and others at the service program strive to make student dreams a reality. Above: Graduate student Ognjen Sosa leans over a control unit used to command the navigation test vehicle pictured. The vehicle tests developing technologies, which are transferred to vehicle systems at the Air Force Research Laboratory on Tyndall Air Force Base. 188 Academics Below: Assistant Professor Joseph Geunes works with students in the ISE eCommerce and Supply Chain Management computer laboratory. The department stresses developing and using modern computing tools to resolve engineering coordination To foster and provide world-class programs in engineering education, research, and service so as to enhance the economic and social well-being of the citizens of Florida, the nation, and the world. The College of Engineering aims to prepare students to communicate clearly and concisely in written and oral formats with audiences ranging from technical to uninformed. Engineering students become effective engineering practitioners, with the ability to employ contemporary techniques, skills, and-engineering tools, emphasizing computer capability and the access and use of information resources. Moreover, students are responsible having full understanding of the ethical and professional of good engineering practice and the need for life-long learning. Above: The CSE building, next to the Marston Science Library, houses the Center for Instructional and Research Computing Activities (CIRCA), and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS). A large computer lab on the main floor contains more than 200 computers and several printers for student use. There is also an electronic classroom equipped with computers and printers. Decorating the southwest corner of the complex is the sculpture " Alachua, " more commonly known on campus as the " French Fries. " The Teaching Clock Tower, located in the Engineering Building. (Photo Karen Kraft) Above: Former student Joel Dudas, assistant professor Mark Brown and visiting graduate student Susanne Johansson investigate plant growth in constructed wetlands to decide if land reclaimed after phosphate mining can develop into a successful ecological environment. Academics 189 College Since its establishment, the College of Fine Arts has become an increasingly vital unit of the University Community The College of Fine Arts provides instruction for students who seek professional careers in the arts, and provides creative and cultural opportunities for all students at the university and members of the community. The College was developed from the School of Architecture which was in 1925. In 1975, the previous College of Architecture and Fine Arts was divided into two colleges, the College of Architecture and the College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is composed of the School of Art and Art History, School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance; the Center for the Arts and Public Policy; the Center for World Arts; the University Galleries; the Visual Resources Center; Center for the Performing Arts; and the New World School for the Arts, Miami. 190 Academics Academics 191 The HPNP complex - the new home for a , Nursing and Pharmacy - is shown in this artist ' s rendering. Construction for the is scheduled for completion in spring 2003. Below: Rehabilitation counseling students Kelly Ryan, Minal Narvekar and Asiya Al-Quraishi prepare for Dr. John Saxon ' s course on career entry and employment techniques in rehabilitation and human services. Right: Students in the departments of occupational and physical therapy participate in Training for Occupational and Physical Therapists in Early Intervention (TOPSEI), an annual program that educates students and refreshes practicing therapists in clinical skills and intervention issues in the care of infants, toddlers and families. Above: The department of occupational therapy ' s GatorSport Exploration Camp is designed to introduce sports to adults with disabilities. Students act as coaches and volunteers during the two day camp. 192 Academics Left: Carlton Inniss (left) and Ajani Dunn, both health services administration students, won first prize in the Everett V. Fox Student Case Analysis and Presentation Competition. The competition was sponsored by the National Association of Health Services Executives. Inniss and Dunn competed against 13 teams from other university graduate programs in health services administration. They each received a $3,000 scholarship. Left: Clinical and health psychology students Jaimee Perez (left), Eleni Dimoulas, and Rebecca Jump take a break from their duties in the psychology clinic workroom. Below: Audiology student Wes Davis records a patient ' s auditory evoked response, an evaluation of hearing function through recorded responses from the brain. Established in 1958, the University of Florida ' s College of Health Professions was the first college in the United States to providing health professions education. Students in health professions encounter increasing demands for knowledge and skills, including an understanding of managed care and efficient, cost-effective health care delivery. The college incorporates specific discipline and interdisciplinary education to prepare students to work in a diverse health care system. The college is comprised of six departments: clinical and health psychology; communicative disorders; health services administration; occupational therapy; physical therapy; and counseling. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees are offered, including an interdisciplinary doctorate in science. Left: Physical therapy graduate students Yang-Ling Chou, Sheryl Flynn and Robert Taylor work with one of the Motor Behavior Lab ' s subjects. The students are assisting with the Christo- pher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Project to study acute neurophysiological changes in individuals with spinal cord injuries. Serving The University and Community For Four Decades. College of Health Professions A dem 9 College of Health of Health and Human Performance Academic performance steers human performance The College of Health and Human Performance provides nationally and internationally recognized education and research programs that focus on helping people protect, maintain, and improve their health, fitness, and quality of life. These interdisciplinary programs lead to the Bachelor of Science Degree, Master and Master of Science Degree, and Doctor of Philosophy Degree. Specifically, the College is concerned with three broad areas of study that are organized under the following departments: Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences--This department is primarily concerned with the immediate and lasting effects of exercise and its use in rehabilitation; the psychological, social, and rich historical aspects of sport; Enrollment: 1802 full-time students major in the and the learning of sport, dance, and exercise skills; Department of Health lege; 1525 undergraduates; and 277 graduate students, Science Education, and the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism. including 63 Ph.D. students. Above: The College of Health and Human Performance is located in the Florida Gym. Above: Israel Tirado, senior majoring in Althle tic Training helps Dr. Powers in an experiment on strength testing. Above: Elizabeth Speed, 4 HP, weighs herself during an experiment. 194 Academics Human Performance Left: Joanna Mattox (left) 4 HP, and Sonya Dunkle (right) 4 HP, team up to complete a class assignment. Below: Aaliyah Gibbs, 2 HP, for a final in her History of Sports class. Left: A lab technician aides a - Above: Sonya Dunkle, 4 HP, rides for professor in a heart disease study. health, fun, and a grade. Academics 195 Dedicated to the preparation of future journalism and communications professionals From very humble beginnings 75 years ago, the College of Journalism and Communications is now one of the country ' s premier journalism and communications programs. The College of Journalism and Communications has four departments Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, and Telecommunication - and offers sequences in the following areas: advertising, public relations, communication, journalism (reporting, editing, magazines and and telecommunication (news, production and operations). The college ' s Graduate Division offers programs leading to master ' s and doctoral degrees in mass communication. Above: Weimer Hall is considered one of the finest educational journalism buildings in the nation. The school moved into the $6.3 million building in 1980. Above: Bob Wood, Assitant Director of Engernering for Channel 5 WUFT adjusts the signal for a broadcast of a PBS program. Public Collegiate Broadcast Photo Writing Champions 1965 1975 1982 1995 1968 1977 1983 1997 1984 2001 19 80 1990 A Above: The College of Journalism is nationally recognized as a competitive institution.196 The linotype is a machine that produces a solid " line of type. " Introduced ill the early 19th century, it was used for generations by newspapers and general printers. Left: Lori Lepkin, 3JM, checks the schedule for WUFT Channel 10, the master control room. Chanel 10 airs local student programing and classes at UF. Lori plans to get her degree and be an on-air reporter. Below: A student studies diligently before taking an exam. Lyon- ' 4 ' Left: Ubong Silas, 4JM and Telisha Ryans, 4JM enjoy a moment in the courtyard after their last final exams of the year. Above: Scultures stand tall in the Weimer courtyard depicting history ' s first communicators. Academics 197 Florida Law Review Editor-in-Chief Chris Socco and BLSA President Byron Cherry (second and third from left) presented the books to former Liberian Minister of Justice Phillip Banks (third from right) and University of Liberia School of Law Dean David Jallah (right) at a concourse presentation. Also on hand were Associate Dean Michael Seigel (left), Legal Information Center Director Betty Taylor, Dean Jon Mills and Professor Winston Nagan. Above: Weeramantry, Associate Dean Michael Seigel and Alyson Flournoy, Michael Gordon, Berta Hernandez-Truyol, Diane Mazur, Winston Nagan, Juan Perea, Don Peters and Sharon Rush participated in the session organized by Associate Dean Christopher Slobogin. Right: Judge Phyllis Kotey (center) coached Florida Bar Trial Team members Betty Toussaint (far left), Fermin Lopez, Tony Sos and Paula Ferris (aw arded Best Advocate) to victory. 198 Academics Left: Supreme Court Justices Attend Flag Ceremony Chief Justice and Justices of the Florida Supreme Court, Dean Jon Mills and law school faculty and staff participated in a special flag ceremony at the law school Sept. 28. A flag flown over the U.S. Capitol and requested by Dean Mills from Congresswoman Karen Thurman was raised during the ceremony by members of Gainesville ' s VFW Post 2811 Post Commander Gary Powers, District 14 Commander Hank Korrecta and members Ed Elderbaum and Ben Bozman. WCJB-TV featured the event on newcasts. Dean Mills and the Chief Justice made brief comments relating to national patriotism and America ' s rule of law during this time of international conflict. The Justices were visiting the law school for annual judging of the Moot Court competition Representatives from the Fall 2001 graduating class Jamie Rodriguez (second from left), Johanne Foster (third from left), and Michael Grider presented a " Class Gift " to Dean Jon Mills (left) at the reception following commencement Dec. 22. Also present were Alumni Council President Bruce Harris (JD ' 93) (second from right), and Law Center Association Board of Trustees Chairman Marybeth McDonald (JD ' 82, right). Below: Among the hardy souls who wriggled into 40- pound suits and battled it out for a good cause were Legal Skills Professor Tracy Rambo and Legal Re- search and Writing Director Henry Wihnyk. BLSA Law Review Collect Books for Liberian students. The Black Law Students Association and Florida Law Review last weekpresented more than 600 textbooks and study aids they collected to assist law students at the University of Liberia. (They will continue to accept donations until Wednesday, Sept. 12.) The project was suggested by Adjunct Professor Federal Magistrate Judge WilliamWagner, former U.S. Diplomat in Liberia now drafting a Liberian Codeof Evidence. Students helped package the books for shipment while enjoying coffee anddoughnuts courtesy of LEXIS. The University of Florida Trial Team won first place - which amounts to the state championship for the second time in a row at the prestigious and highly competitive Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition Jan. 9-10 in Miami. Winning Team members were Paula Ferris (awarded Best Advocate), Fermin Lopez, Tony Sos and Betty Toussaint. Also competing were Mackenson Bernard, Harley Brook, Desiree Demonbreun, Shawntoyia Grier, Yolanda Green, Bradley Harper and Lindsay Topping. Learning the Law of the Land College of Law Academics 199 Researching heart disease Below: Fourth-year M.D. Ph.D. student Kevin Cahill shows a flask containing adult bone marrow stein cells to Brian Fuehrlein, a first-year student in the program. Cahill works in the lab of OF Powell Gene Therapy Center Co-Director Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., who focuses on cellular and genetic therapies for cardiovascular disease. Detecting harmful bacterial disease Below: Gopal Sapparapu, a master ' s student in the department molecular and microbiology, conducts in the laboratory of Professor Paul Gulig, Ph.D. The lab is focusing on trying to identify antibodies that can be used to rapidly detect salmonella and vibrio Students organize community health fair Above: Wes Hodge, right, a second-year medical student, talks with Gainesville residents Chris and Lillian Bauer at a student-sponsored health fair held during the spring semester. The health fair offered health screenings, such as blood pressure and vision, and provided educational materials. 200 Academics Researching the development of germ cells Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences student Shannon Haire studies germ through a microscope in the lab of Associate Professor James Resnick, Ph.D. laboratory is seeking to identify the forces that contribute to the development of specific germ cells. The Harrell Center In the Harrell Professional Development and Center, third-year medical student James Salerno examines Nancy Wright, who is trained to portray a patient. The center off ers a setting for students to gain the tools needed for successful patient evaluation and treatment. Photo by: Jeff Knee The college offers a variety programs, including an M.D. degree, graduate degrees in biomedical science, and physician assistant and M .D. Ph.D. programs. The College of Medicine is the largest of six colleges at the Health Science Center. Its missions focus on education, research, patient care and service. Since opening in 1956, the college has graduated more than 3,700 physicians. Its Gainesville campus consists of 24 clinical and basic science departments staffed by more than 800 faculty members. The campus houses more than 200 doctors and scientists delivering medical care in an urban setting, performing research and educating students and residents. Known for programs in competency-based education, performance-based teaching, community and urban clinical training and interactive learning, continuous curriculum renewal is one way the college is responding to rapid changes in health care. Taking a quick break from the books Above: Second-year medical students (left to right) Amirah Brown, Janelle Plummer, John Malaty and Sherma St. Fort gather for lunch in the courtyard of the Health Science Center ' s Academic Research Building for a quick break from their medical school curriculum and training. Research-focused degree programs Above: First-year doctoral student Joseph Brown works in the lab of Maureen Goodenow, Ph.D., a professor of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine. Brown, who is enrolled in the college ' s Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences, is concentrating on virology. Learning lifesaving procedures Above: First-year physician assistant student Dennis Pollard learns to position a breathing tube down a mannequin ' s throat – a procedure called intubation. The two-year PA program, which is the only one within Florida ' s State System, accepts only 60 students each year. Academics 201 College of Natural The College of Natural Resources and Environment offers a baccalaureate degree in Environmental Science, with Bachelor of Science tracks in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management and Bachelor of Arts tracks in Environmental Education and Environmental Policy. The college also offers the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Interdisciplinary Ecology. The mission of the college is to provide interdisciplinary environmental degree programs with university-wide scope and to develop leaders with integrated thinking about natural and social systems, ready to face challenges in natural resources and the environment with reliable knowledge and good judgment. Stephen R. Humphrey, Dean 202 Academics Resources Environment Academics 203 Kathleen Ann Long, RN, CS, PhD, FAAN Dean, College of Nursing Founded in 1956, the College is one of six in the UF Health Science Center, one of the most comprehensive academic health-care centers in the Southeast. The University of Florida College of Nursing aspires to be a model of excellence, recognized nationally for innovative education, dynamic programs of research and creative approaches to nursing practice. The College is committed to preparing nurses as practitioners and scientists who reflect and care for a diverse society, and to fostering interdisciplinary approaches to address the complexity of health-care needs. Above: Windows of Opportunity To be completed in spring 2003, the new home for the College of Nursing will provide ample faculty offices, the-art labs and research facilities in a central location. Right: Founder of the College Dorothy M. Smith, founder and first dean of the was a national pioneeir of nursing education. Right: State-of-the-art Equipment UF nursing students have access to more than 300 health-care sites across Florida for the clinical portion of their education. 204 Academics Left: Students and Faculty Faculty members educate tomorrow ' s nurses. Associate Professor Claydell Home is shown working one-on-one with a nursing student. Below: GATOR-CATs Mentoring Program The uF College of Nursing and Bethune-Cookman College Division of Nursing collaboration enhances opportunities for graduate school education. Right: Hands-on Experience Nursing students gain hands-on experience in a variety of settings. Assistant Professor Deborah Popovich is shown working closely with nursing students. Academics 205 college of pharmacy William H. Riffee, Ph.D. Dean, College of Pharmacy Welcome to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy! The faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy truly believe that we are one of the top Colleges of Pharmacy in the Nation. More importantly, we are not the only ones who think so! The U.S. News and World Report recently ranked the University of Florida College of Pharmacy as one of the Top Ten Colleges in the United States. The College provides students with an exceptional education because of the quality of its faculty, staff, student services, curriculum, experiential programs, and the quality of the students themselves. Graduates of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy are highly skilled pharmacy practitioners and exceptional citizens of the state and country. We have made great strides in improving the quality of students ' education in the past five years. We have a new curriculum for the Pharm.D. degree and an internationally recognized non-traditional distance learning post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy degree. We have made significant progress in meeting the goals and objectives of the College ' s mission to promote the health and welfare of the citizens of Florida and the Nation. Look us over. We are sure that you will agree that it is an exciting time to be a Florida Gator! Academics 207 College of Veterinary Dr. Tim Cutler and Dr. Stacy Andrew perform an ophthalmological examination on a poodle in the Small Animal Hospital. This serval, owned by Central Florida Zoo of Sanford was a patient in the college ' s wildlife ward last year, receiving reproductive surgery. Kitten: Dr. Julie Levy bottlefeeds a kitten involved in one of her research projects. Veterinary student Julie DeMarco examines the eye of an albino alligator. College of Veterinary Photos taken by Russ Lante, Thomas Wright and Joe Richard. 208 Academics Dr. Huisheng Xie, veterinary acupuncturist, prepares to conduct acupuncture treatment on a horse. Foal Unit: Dr. Michelle LeBlanc, professor of theriogenology, with a client, mare and foal in the Large Animal Hospital. Dr. Carlos Risco, right, a professor of food animal medicine, speaks with a student at a nearby dairy farm. The State of Florida ' s only veterinary school, the College of Veterinary Medicine is recognized internationally for its wildlife program and research in the area of infectious diseases. Wildlife veterinarians at OF serve as a vital resource to referring veterinarians, the pet owning public, many private zoos and animal rehabilitation groups. Founded in 1978, the college offers a four year professional (D.V.M.) degree program, as well as graduate studies leading to Masters of Science or a Ph. D. in Veterinary Science. Serving the Needs of the Many Different Living Creatures Dr. Cheryl Chrisman, professor of small animal neurology, with Dreyfus and his owner, Scott Crane. Dreyfus, a golden retriever, was diagnosed with a rare sleeping disorder at UF ' s Small Animal Hospital. Medicine Academics 209 Right: Chemistry graduate student Keisha-Gay Hylton checks her experiment ' s solvent as it dries over molecular sieves. (Photo Jane Dominguez.) Below: Susan Jean, a OF history graduate, was one of 85 national winners of the prestigious 2001 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. The competitive merit awards are for first-year doctoral and Susan is pursuing her PhD in history at Columbia University. (Photo Jane Dominguez.) Above: CLAS graduates line up for the processional at the college ' s annual Baccalaureate ceremony celebrating spring commencement. Pictured from left: Michael Coussa, Tiffany Chisholm, John Duncan,and Elizabeth Leoty. (Photo Jane Dominguez.) Right: CLAS students (clockwise from bottom left) Monica Stephens, Sonya Stephens, Shelley Deaux, and Bo Stanton 210 Academics study for final exams. (Photo Jane Dominguez.) CLAS Students Take on the World The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida is the largest college on campus, with more than 700 faculty members and the teaching responsibility of more than 12,000 students each semester. CLAS offers 40 majors in 22 departments and three academic programs ranging from Asian studies and linguistics to astronomy and botany. The college is home to 32 centers and institutes including the Center for Women ' s Studies and Gender Research, the Land Use and Environmental Change Institute and the Center for Excellence in Teaching. The college occupies nearly 650,000 square feet in 22 buildings on campus. Above: Spanish major Jennifer Orlando looks for- ward to teaching Spanish in Florida ' s schools. (Photo Jane Dominguez.) Above: French Professor Carol Murphy instructs the Senior Seminar in French Literature class. This seminar, like all courses in the French curriculum, is taught entirely in French. (Photo Jane Dominguez.) Above: Dean Neil Sullivan talks with CLAS sophomore Cathy Francois at the Center for African Studies, where Francois works as a student assistant. (Photo Jane Dominguez.) Above: History major Jason Goley works on his senior thesis in Library West. Jason ' s research focuses on the history of race relations and war in America, and his paper is about African-American veterans of the Korean War. (Photo Jane Dominguez.) Academics 211 " Beyond the Call of the Classroom " ORGANIZATIOnS After the classroom hours, lab hours and research hours in the opportunities to participate in student organizations are a way for the diverse student body to expand horizons and become an active member of a club or The University of Florida has over 500 organizations from Greek Fraternities and Sororities, Student Government, study-related clubs and associations to athletics, music and language groups. With all the organizations, it ' s hard to believe that any student could ever be bored or lacking something to do. Many students develope life-long friends and relationships through these Beyond the serious side of being part of one or more of the many Student Organizations, it is just a lot of great fun and excitement through the college years! -Jaquelyn Gonzalez Members of Danza Dancers pose with Gator Expo Director, Andrew Mitvol. Members of the group sre: Nicole Cathers, Kathi Shepard, Kellt Todd, Jennie Hornib, Kristin Netina, Christe Floyd, Sara Potter, Adrienne Glussman, Danielle Mohen, and KJ Penvidic, Danza President. Student Government Association George Kramer SG President 2000-2001 Mark Adler SG President 2001-2002 The Executive Branch is the largest. It consists of the Student Body President, Vice President and Treasurer, as well as 27 Cabinets departments, which handle various issues on campus. The Executive Branch also includes ACCENT, the largest student-run speakers bureau in the nation, and Student Government Productions, which works to bring famous performers to UF Students and IMAGE, the SG owned audio and video division. The Student Body President, acts as a spokesman and advocate on many different levels. The president representes the view points of students to the UF administration, the Board of Regents and the Florida Legislature. Furthermore, the President oversees the $9,100,000 budget which is utilized to fulfill students ' needs in places like the Reitz Union, Rec Fitness Centers, and many diverse student organizations. 214 Organizations The Student Body Vice President is a member of the Student Government Executive Board and directly oversees and coordinates 27 Executive Cabinets. These Cabinets provide programming and services throughout the year and address issues ranging from Campus Safety to Multicultural Affairs. It is the responsibility of the Vice to ensure that the Cabinet operates effectively and efficiently. The Vice works with the President in performing Student Government business. Furthermore, the Vice President assumes powers and duties of the President in his absence. Most importantly, the Vice President assures that Cabinet fulfills the needs and interests of UF students. Thad Bullard Suzette Maylor SG Vice President SG Vice President 2000-2001 2001-2002 The Student Body Treasurer serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Student Body and as a fiduciary agent for all Student Government funded organizations. In accordance with the University of Florida policy, no Activity and Service Fees can be expended without the Student Body Treasurer ' s approval. The current Activity and Service Fee is $7.58 per credit hour, and is collected as a component part of tuition. This Activity and Service Fee multiplied by the 41,000 students at UF, totals over $9.1 million, for lawful allocation to duly recognized student organizations and other services to students. NO PICTURE AVAILABLE Anna Maria Garcia SG Treasurer 2000-2001 Racheal Spenser SG Treasurer 2001-2002 The Student Honor Court is a legalistic proceeding involving law students on the Honor Court staff. A six- person jury is selected at random from a panel of students from all colleges. The jury decides the guilt or innocence of the accused. If the student is found guilty, the Chancellor and two Associate Justices determines the sanction that is recommended to the Dean for Student Services. Nicole Fired Chancelor of Honor Court 2000-2001 Brian Koch Chancelor of Honor Court 2001-2002 Organizations 215 The spring 2002 elections surfaced three new parties promising UF students plenty of perks, the SWAMP party, the Ignite party and the DVDA party. The SWAMP party sponsored Chris Carmody for president, Lou Roselli for vice-president and Jamie Wicker for tresurer. The Ignite party sponsored Nikki Fried for president, Joel Howell for vice-president and Kyle Jones for treasurer. The DVDA party sponsored Matthew Witemyre for president, Ashley Harber for vicepresident and Andrew MacNamee for tresurer. The SWAMP party, Students With Ambition, Motivation and Purpose party, intends to safeguard Bright Futures Scholarships by lobbying state officials. It also hopes to extend bus services, and add a weekend bus route to Lake Waulburg. It also plans to petition the to online sales of football The party, invisions a cam-pus and create an Center.The party hopes to lobby the city for an extension of the 2 a.m. bar closing law and the open container law. It also hopes to entend the student gym hours. The DVDA party, Deluxe Visionaries for a Democratic Administration platform is not your average political platform, but it does make prom- ises. Its main objective is to return UF to a " first- tier " university in the US News and World Report of America ' s best colleges, and hopes to return SG control to the students. After all the votes were casted and counted, Ingite ' s candidates Nikki Fried as president and Joel Howell for vice president and Kyle Jones for tresurer landed on top. Above: Laurie Abbott, lEngineering, Brad Satill, 1 Business, and Sarah Eichler, 2 root for the Swamp party in the 2002 Student elections. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Right: Eden Syed, 4Business listen as Dara Reinhold, 3Agriculture, explai ns the Ignite party platform. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: The days leading up to election day, party supporters inform the student population around Turlington about their platforms. Below: Posters and banners are hung all around Turlington plaza informing the student public about candidates and voting dates. jess johnson robby jones suezette robotham Above: Dara Reinhold, 3Agriculture, Justin Lung, 4BusinessManagement, and Brian Roof, 4PoliticalScience, promote the Ignite party on election day. (Photo Jane Klimenko) 217 Black Christian Collegiate Fellowship is a Branch of Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Florida, whose special aim is to create an environment of love and joy specifically aimed at this university ' s Black Community. CCF bbcf© The Mission of The March of Dimes Collegiate Council at the University of Florida is to maintain a strong commitment to healthy lifestyles and to prevent birth defects and infanct mortality throgh education, community service, and leadership developed by walking in Walk America. Right: Ari and Rekha teach hungry Gators about Folic Acid. Below: Lauren, Jeannie, Jen, Christina, Shehnaz, Ashley, Stephanie and Brenda (Seated) Janis Bottom Left: Gators and Santa Bottom Right: Christina is prepared to pass out more Gator Nights wrist bands and MOD hero stickers while Maricar and Michelle work the computers geniev© Chief Everett H. Stevens, Director The University of Florida Police Department, a State of Florida and Nationally accredited law enforcement agency, is established to provide protection and service to the university community. We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order and safety; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees. The University Police strive to assist every member of our community through delivering the highest degree of personal and property protection available. Be it a patrol officer assisting a freshman student with directions to their next class, or one of our highly trained Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) instructors giving a young woman the confidence to protect herself in a violent situation, we ' re here for you. I hope any contact you may have had during your career at the University of Florida with a University Police Officer was a positive one, and we will be here in the future protecting the next generations of Gators. Above: A Police Communications Officer (PCO) enters a call for service into the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. This computerized system allows both current and past entries to be more readily accessible to other PCO ' s and officers logged onto the system. Right:The University of Florida Police Department PK Yonge Laboratory School Resource Officer talks with a middle school student during lunch. Right: University Police Department Traffic Unit Officers are pictured in front of the fountain at the main entrance to the uF campus. The university police use motorcycles as a means to patrol campus, enforce traffic laws, and be more accessible and visible to the public. 220 Academics University police patrol vehicles are equipped with the most modern communications, computer, and law enforcement equipment to assist officers in providing the highest quality service to the university community. Center Right: Since the inception of the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course at UF in March of 2000, over 150 women have attended this self-defense course for UF faculty, staff and students. This class has quickly become the most popular and requested course presented by the University of Florida Police Community Services Division. A university police officer answers a student ' s question at the campus safety information desk in the Reitz Union. Above: University police officers attend roll-call briefing before beginning their daily tour of duty. Academics 221 AMA The Gainesville chapter offers its members real-world marketing experience while giving them an opportunity to develop their leadership skills. Each semester AMA brings exciting guest speakers from many different job areas to talk to students about the business world and what it takes to succeed. Members are also involved within the Gainesville community, working with Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House, and St. Francis ' House. american marketing association IFAS Left: As part of a controlled feed research study, this six- days-old calf enjoys the attention it receives from IFAS research assistant, Windy Jones. Below: This stallion, at the IFAS horse teaching unit in Gainesville, gets an acupuncture treatment from Fluisheng Xie, of Beijing, China. Above: This grasshopper, Pardalophora phoenicoptera, found in abundance around the OF campus, is used to conduct research at IFAS ' Entomology department. Left: Fox squirrels are fitted with radio collars to help researcher Rebecca Ditgen track them. Below: Posing for a picture on campus, are Gamma Sigma Sigma National Sanda Hyppolite, Joy Atkins, Julia Bursc and Genevieve Jean-charles Service Sorority members, Shavonda Smith, Vanessa Patton, Teneka Hosang, Nicole Gill and Tonia Bethel. Above: Just hanging out together as sisters. Back, Tamika Robinson, Sandra Hyppolite and Vanessa Patton. Front, racquel Hospedales, Genevieve Charles, Selena Bines and Nicole Gill. Above Right: During March of Dimes ' Walk America, Janet Kong, Julia Burse, Teneka Hosang, Seleana Biries, Genevieve Jean-Charles, Sandra Hyppolite, Tamika Robinson, Tania Bethel, Michelle Alerte and Racquel Hospedo, pose for a picture in fornt of the banner. Right: Posing with members of the Boy ' s and Girl ' s Club of Gainesville, sisters Michelle Smith, Tania Bethel, Michelle Alevte, Sanda Hyppolite, Venessa Pattoi and Teneka Hosang show off the masks of the day. Below: Kim, Mary and Bonnie: the powerhouse behind Pacific Bridge. Pacific Bridge is dedicated to having fun and making everyone feel welcome. We are a special interest club that aims to foster language and cultural exchange between the US and Japan, as the name suggests. Pacific Bridge welcomes students from Japan and tries to expose them to American life. We also strive to give American students a basic understanding of and appreciation for aspects of Japanese society, culture, history, and art. During the 2001-2002 school year, Pacific Bridge hosted many activities and events. We practiced the arts of origami, calligraphy, and ikebana (flower arranging). We even made okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), sushi rolls, and green tea. In addition to those activities, we also had guest speakers, sang karaoke, and played Japanese summer festival games. On the flip side, Pacific Bridge also celebrated American holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year ' s Day, and Easter to help expose some of our Japanese members to American culture. ikebana — traditional Japanese flower arranging Above: Pacific Bridge members are having fun with origami. Right: Three exchange students from Japan, Yuki Iguchi Yuki Otani, and Nana Tazawa experienced an American holiday tradition while decorating Easter eggs. The Pre-legal Honor Society is one of two pre-law clubs at UF. It joins students with all different majors together to discuss legal and opportunities. The organization has bi-weekly meetings with guest speakers from the legal community. They also participate in several community service events such as the Oaks Mall Recycling Fair, March of Dimes WalkAmerica, Mile for a Child 5K Run, Alachua County River Cleanup, as well as cooking dinner for the homeless at the St. Francis House. The purpose of PLHS is to provide an opportunity for students to learn about the legal profession while giving back to the and making new friends. For the 2001- 2002 school year, the President was Kimberly Kanoff, VP was Krishna Panchal, the Secretary was Vanessa Singh and the faculty adviser was Samuel Patterson Stafford. Above: During the end-of-semester Mardi Gras themed Banquet last December, the executive board and directors pose for the camera, the first row-Ashley Girolamo, Krishna Panchal, Vanessa Singh; second row-Christina Anton, Kimberly Kanoff, Winter Spires, Sarah Cabarcas and Ramie O ' Neill. Right: Dressed in masks at the Holiday Inn for the end-of- the-semester Mardi Gras themed Banquet in December, Secretary Vanessa Singh, President Kimberly Kanoff and VP Krishna Panchal pose for a picture. Below: The PLHS members dressed in different costumes at the Halloween Social at the secretary ' s house in the beginning of November. This was one of the many social events for the club. Y Below: Members of the Student Honor Organization pose for a picture with the students of the Boys and Girls Club of Gainesville. The Student Honor Organization community among all honor students, provides opportunities for honor students to reach out to those in need, and facilitates involvement in cultural and educational both on campus and in the area. All University of Florida ho nor students are automatically members of the organization. Above: The Student Honor Organization serves works with the community throughout the year. During Thanksgiving, the organization volunteered to serve dinner to the Boys and Girls Club of Gainesville. Right: During the Student Honor Organization ' s back to school barbeque, member David Grishman blows up the SHO beach ball at the Lake Wauburg Picnic. Below: During the Thai New Year celebration on April 13, the Songkran Festival, Thai students to pay homage to Buddha images, clean their houses, and sprinkle water on their elders in a show of respect. While celebrating the students make time to pose for a picture all together. Thai Student Association has been official established since 1998. Before being established in the Asian Student Union, the organization was part of the Volunteers for International Students. The organization currently has almost sixty Thai students at University of Florida, including both undergraduate and graduate students. The has many cultural events such as welcome parti es for new Thai students, cultural events and other activities. The organization ' s goals are to represent Thai Student to promote Thai culture to OF students, and to make the strong relationship among Thai students and other student groups in the university. In the future plans, Thai Student Association will maintain representing and promoting their unique culture to be known in the university. S Above: The current president of the Thai Student Association Nattapong Phuensaen (2002), poses for a picture with the two passed presidents Rome Reiswig of 2001 and Taweesak Boonsongsup of 2000. Right: During the Welcome Party at Lake Wauburg North Pavilion, new Thai organization members keep in Touch with old Thai students. Left: Jane Klimenko, 2FA, poses at the fountain in the Piazza del Popolo. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Dr. Michael Paden leads students on a tour of the Villa d ' Este. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Leslie Trauger and Margeaux Johnson pause to smile on their way from the Capitoline hill to the Roman Forum. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Right: An artist displays his work near the Colosseum. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Gigantic statues greet visitors to the Campidoglio. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Camille Fransisco enjoys the magnificent gardens of the Villa d ' Este in Tivoli. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Saving the Memories Takes Time, Hard Work and Focus on the Goal of Getting the Yearbook to the Readers. Deadlines, Deadlines, Done Right: Tiana Young, 2JU, and Opening Section Editor, smiles for the camera, while working on the computer. Jane Klimenko, 1FA, and Staff visits with Albert and Alberta in the North Endzone. Jane Klimeko, 1FA, (left) and Karen Kraft,4 JU, (right) present a Tower Yearook to Dr. Gene Zdziarski, (center) Dean of Students, in appreciation for the help his office gave the advisor and staff this year. John Cantlon, Tower Yearbook Advisor, and firend share a moment in front of the Gator Booster ' s Office. 230 Organizations Left: Jackie Gonzalez, 3COM, and Editor-in-Chief of the Tower Yearbook shows of her certificate. This was given to her by the staff for her efforts in completing both the 2001 and 2002 yearbooks in one school year. Below: Karen Kraft, 4JU and staff photographer, has a Gator rather than a tiger by the tail. Daneille Schmidt, 3 ED, (left) and Tiana Young, 2 JU, (right) share a moment with Dr. Charles Young, University of Florida President, in his office to present him a copies of the Tower Yearbook for his collection. Members of the Tower Staff, Charles Carballo,(left) 3 JU and Assistant Editor, and Jackie Gonzalez, (right) 3COM, Ediotr-in-Chief present a yearbooks to (second from left) Dave Mica, President-Elect, Delphine Jackson, Preident, and Wayne McDaniel, Executive Director of the OF Alumni Assocation. Organizations 231 People Graduation is one of the many milestones in life. As sutdents leave and graduate from the Univeristy of Florida, they leave a small part of themselves at the university. One small part lives on in their portrait in the Tower for years to come. Abby Andrus Jennifer Antweiler Michael Ashington-Picket Laura Babcock Valerie Aberdeen Mary Suzanne Adams Constance Alford Bryan R. Allen Catherine Aftuck Jennifer Allen Alyson Appolloni Inga Baekkelund Michelle Baine Christina Alexander Richard J. Allen Michelle Arcenas 234 Seniors Barak Bar Marie T. Barrett Kristen Barrie Gavin L Barsky Christina Bellingrath Breanne Beuning Kerri Blackburn Aubrey Beinkampen Sabrina Bolton Daniel J. Bongo Michael Bosch Kristin Bowden Holly Bower Ellen Bozarth Tiffany N. Braley Kate Brannon Seniors 235 Richard L. Bryant Jacob Brown Steven J. Brody Cory Bromby Kathryn Camba Julie Castles Carolyn Carlson Janice Carpenter Sonia Cherian Arthur Chin Valerie C. Clark Wendy Clark Leander Collier Julie Cohen Kelly Clayton Jennifer Collins 236 Seniors Patrick Corcoran II Jeffrey Corder Tiffany Crenshaw Allison Crew Jessica Debianchi Merari Cruz Aresh Dehghani Marshal Davis Courtney Denoff Annalisa Derryberry Jeremy Doerrfeld Gerardo Donates Angelina Dorsey Ahipo Doualehi Karen Douglas Ngoc Duong Seniors 237 Jennifer Galvan Margaret Garcia Stephanie Gardner Bjorn Erickson Kristine Erickson Irene Ferradaz Gail Fornell Jill Frenchman Tatiana Fuster Mario Everett Jason R. Fosselman Joshua Galle Jennifer Gauthier Mary E. Dyal Pamela Ezell Scott Fox 238 Seniors Joyce Gentry Paul Giammarinaro Julie Glaser Jarrett Gonzalez Sara Greene Vivian Greenway Sari E. Gretz Kalissa Grabowski Shirley Guerrier Lauren Guidi Luiz Anthony Gulla Kelly Hannah Dave Harris Marla Harris Heather Hatcher W.Thomas Hawkins Seniors 239 Michael J. Henke Kelly Hicks Craig Hildebrandt Melissa Lyn Hilliard Armando Hinson Carolyn Houston Margaret Huene Melissa Hugon Bethany R. Hunter Eric Ingerman Mark Irvin Michelle Jacob s Amy Jatczak Christina Johnson Monica Y Johnson Peter Jantzen 240 Seniors Ann Labianco Kara Bennett Kelley Paul Johnson Leah Jones Melissa Jones Kimberly Kanoff David Karp Alicen Kikkert Gian King Michael L. Knopf Amy Lauranzon Jesse Kriske David Lee Margaret Kuon Rosanne Lee Brian Kirkpatrick Seniors 241 Kelley Lynn Robert Lentchitsky Christine Lewis Corinne E. Linnan Brian Manowitz Andrew Mark Paulette Lyons Melissa Mahiquez Wyatt Marks Andrew Marra Jennifer Martinez Beatriz Mascaro Julie Maxwell-Steiner William A. McAllister IV Christine McClure Kyle McCollum 242 Seniors Sonja McCollum Megan J. McCracken William McCullers Candice McDonald Kelly McFarland Marc McIntyre Lance Merritt Julie Miller Sheylynne Miller Gina Mirabella Alejandro Miranda Debbie Morales Sean Morey Farzana Mujtaba Lynita Mullins Brianne Nelson Seniors 243 Marcia Noble Zudannie Nunez Alissa Odom Devin Padgett Stephanie Palat Sara Palm Jude Parfait Ryan Parker Charles Parks Paige Partin Jody Pattison Heather Paul Valeria Pearcey John Pelick Sara Pelot Andrew Pettus 244 Seniors Michelle Popescu Amanda Postolese Jennifer Putnam Jeffery Pyatt Henrique Ramos Lara Rauhecker Daniel Scott Reeves David A R Richards Adam Riff Scott Rizzo Tianna Robinson Kimberly Rohrer Grant Rowe Rachael Rubenstein Zainabu Rumala Ryan Rossi Seniors 245 Eric Rusnak Carlos Saenz Michael Sayre Erik Schofield Dara Schwartzman Andrew Shafit Sonia Sharma Jaclyn Sherman Tarek Shuman Michael J. Sico Leo Siiman Brett Silverman Jovan Simic Rachael Smith Rhemila Smith Samantha Smith 246 Seniors Bradley Sopotnick Sabrina M. Stanga Brenton W. Steiner Alyssa Steinmark Angelica Suisse Joseph K. Sutherland Rebecca Sweeney Aaron C. Swiren John P. Taldi Lainie Taylor Julia Taurence Matthew Taylor Chris Taylor Latoryia Thomas Christopher Taylor Joshua Thompson Seniors 247 Sakina Thompson Jocelyn Tobin Nathan Tortorella Danielle Toth Tammie J. Tringali Nancy Vankoughnet Phillip Veski Jocelyn Vilavinal Allison Wacaser Gwendolyn R. Wade Jessica Anne Warnke Ryan J. Wertepny Lea Wilkerson Dana Williams Kyshia Renae Williams Taraja Williams 248 Seniors Christina Wood Julie Workmaster Amy Wright Hui Xue Michelle Yard Michelle Zeigler Samuel Yard James Humbert Martina Madrigal Melissa Youn David A. Young III Scott McQuistan Stacey Mednick Sean Michael O ' Leary Alyssa Claire Scalise Kenneth L. Smith Seniors 249 Tara Anderson Loretta Arrue Sarah Renee Ashworth Tara Bartholomew P.Xavier Bellarmine Beau Benedict Elizabeth Blake Meggan Booker Suzanne Bourne Julia Bagg Aaron Bernstein Petrino T. Bradford Kimberly Bush Kristina Brown Alison L. Cahill Christian Campbell 250 People Jose Antonio Cardenas Justin Catches Michelle Cohen Barbara Cole Stephen Coltharp Suzanne Conner Jeremiah J. Cordovano Janet Flora Corso Brian Cox Ryan Cox Shetiquea Davis Eleanor Desantis Jacqueline Dexter Tiffany Dukette Amanda Dupee Derek Eaton People 251 Amanda Edmunds Jennifer Elwell Robert Erestain Nicholas Erickson Adam Falchook Tina Faris Jaqueline Faulkner Shaun Feraco Andrew Ford Gilianne Francois Daniel Garcia Julie Gayes Jaimie Gelman Nicole Gill Antonio Gomez Jaquelyn Gonzalez 252 People Anna Ashley Goodman Mize Gregg Christina Gritton Daphne Gutierrez Delvie Hall Mandy Hall Sasha Harrell Shehnaz R. Hassan Christine Healey Erin Leigh Hefferan John Hemenway Michael Hemlepp Veronica Hennig Craig Hildebrandt Tiffani Hill Mary Hoffecker People 253 Johann Hsu Jacqueline Hubicsak Andrew Hutchens III Grayson Kamm Richard Kanner Steven Kay Kirsten Keels Michael Kessler Kristen Knowles Richard Kotkin Paul Kreuter Amanda Krohn Brian Lager Leslie Lamar Michael Laughlin Lisa Lesperance 254 People Meredith Liptak Julie Kiet Ly Yvette Machado Jordan Martell Andrea Mason Jennifer Matas-Sosa Hilary McCardle Caitlin McKenna Garrett Mechler Jess Moore Kelly Morrow Monica Muina Jennifer Oberhaus Marcia Orellana Jennifer Ortega Isabel Osbon People 255 Wesley Osborne Thanh Pham Anna Prophitt Matthew Rogge Sandra Petkovic Sean Rowland Lissette M. Perez Moises Paiewonsky Alina Pineda Vera Marie Porter Roshenda Phillips Rahim Remtulla Joseph Reyenga Jessica Roman Joy Ross Jorge E Rivera 256 People Laura Royer James Rustad Matthew J. Sacks Michael Safra Louise Sheldon Brandon Smith Jennifer Stelljes Michael Salus Terry Sherman Martin Solar Andrew Schwartz Matthew Shilling Erich Spivey Evan Shane Michael J. Sico Carolyn Stana People 257 Erica Tannen Dore Tarr Joshua Taylor Michael Tempkins Teena Thomas Tia R. Thomas Regan Thompson Natoushka Trenard Peter Trupia Valerie Turjak Emily Anne Urbina Sussy Vasquez Robert S. Vitter Ryan Watts Rachel Weber Brad Wechsler 258 People Melyssa Werther Leanne Wimberly Kristin Winger Lindsay Winkler Juliet Wolford Lee Yost Blythe Zava Monique Zayas Karen Zeabart Gregory Reeves Sherelyn Jackson Katherine Freeman Bryan Brooks Reed People 259 WAYNE REITZ UNION People 261 262 People 1 Peopl e 2 63 264 People People 265 We miss the child you once were, now we begin to enjoy the adult you have become. Love Mom and Dad JEREMY DOERRFELD FROM SURFER TO ENGINEER! " He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. " Proverbs 21:21 Tara, Graduation from the Red Apple Pre-shcool to University We ' re so proud of Congratulations, Mom, Dad and Megan Kalissa Grabowski From Debutante to Gators, There ' s never been anyone greater! With Beauty, Brains, and Brawn, We look at all you ' ve done And can only stand in awe! Lots of love, Chanelle , Mom, Dad, Grammy, Krista and Charles 268 Student Salutes Dear Patrick, As this chapter of your life ends and another even more exciting and begins, your family and friends aplaud your devotion, determination and hard work. May Wisdom guide you along unfamiliar paths and through challenging decisions. Remember that real success is the personal satisfaction that comes from knowing that you have done your best to reach your fullest potential in what you have chose to do. Success is not a matter of chance... it ' s a matter of choices. " May the good Lord bless and keep you, whether near or far way. May you find that long awaited golden day today. May your troubles all be small ones, and your fortune 10 times 10. May the good Lord bless and keep you till me meet again. " WYATT T. MARKS CONGRATULATIONS! WE KNOW G GOAL . WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF OUR LOVE MOM DAD The world is as big as your dreams... so you must never stop dreaming. The future is as bright as your hopes... so you must never stop hoping. Your life is as full as your faith... so you must never stop believing. Dad Student Salutes 269 Michelle S Jacobs We have always known you were special. There is nothing you cannot do! We are so proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad, David and the gang DENTIS RAY INMAN We are so proud of all your and goals. And we are always behind you 100 percent. Love, Brenda, Kids, Mom and Doug Lynn Beinkampen Congratulatoins! We are so proud of you and love you very much! Mom, Dad, April, Emily and Laura Krista Ocksrider We are so proud of you, and we know you will always continue to reach new heights. love, Mom Dad 270 Student Salutes Armando Hinson Even when you were a small lad we knew you were distined to acheive whatever goals you set for yourself. From a school reading champion, to winning a state high school medal on the track at UF, to graduation, you make us proud. Love, Dad, Mom, David, Warren and Michael Julie Taurence We are So Proud of You! Congratulations for everything you have accomplished! You set goals for yourself and never gave up. More importantly, we ' re proud of the young woman you have become. " We cannot give to the outside what we don ' t have on the inside " (Mother Teresa) Jeremiah Cordovano Awesome Congratulations! You have put forth a grand effort and now it is paying off! We love you and believe in you! You have really outdone yourself! May God bless you and all of your future endeavors! Love Always, Mom, Dad, Seph Jessy P.S.: Take a little time off now ? Richard J. Allen As the yers went by we watched with pride an love as you evolved into to person of outstanding character you are toay. We pray your future holds bright and sunny days filled with everyting good thing that life can offer. May you live with laughter, for asmile so becomes you (remember that always)!Our love and prayers Mom, Dad, Cassie and Bustie Student Salutes 271 Stacey Mednick Some people dream of success, While others wake up and it! stacey mednick Being the first of four children wasn ' t easy on you, we know You had to be a role model looking over your sisters as they grow You have brightened all of our lives with your pride, love and heart, While showing your strength and true colors whether here or apart You ' re always been there to lend a helping hand, Driving four hours home to be our number one fan You ' ve dreamed dreams of glory and made your fanatasies come true, No matter where you go in life you ' ll always bleed orange and blue You have always made us proud of you and always tried your best, We, your family, believe in your and know you will be a huge success Love forever and a day, Mom, Dad, Danielle, Haley and Lindsay 272 Student Salutes jessica debianchi MEMBER Student Salutes 273 Majorie Weddle Sabas In 1980 a Gator was born, and made us very proud for all the successful Keep up the good work. GO GATORS! " Thank heaven for little girls " May God ' s light shine over you always. Keep your dreams in your head and your heart! Dear Kenny, We are so proud of your at the University of Florida and we look foward to the next phase in your life. PLEASE REMEMBER TO: Care about YOURSELF and OTH- ERS, too! Keep your values and legacy intact. Remeber your faith in God. Put your HEART and SOUL in every endeavor -- be it -- big or small! We love you, Mom and Dad 274 Student Salutes Marcia, It has been a joy to watch you grow into a ful young woman. We are very proud o f you and love you always! We wish you much happiness. Love, Mom and Dad ALEX MIRANDA It seems like it was only yesterday that you went away to seek your future. Time has certainly flown by and look at you now. You have made it to the finish line - a full-fledged Gator graduate! We are infinitely proud! Congratulations! Your family wishes you all the success in the world for your future professional and personal life. We are behind you all the way!!!! Lots of love, Mom, Dad and Michael Amber Starr Ziefer " Our Shining Star " Although you have been blessed with beauty and brains, it is the wonderful person that you are which fulfills our lives. LOVE, Mom, Dad, Troy, Adam, Ali and Maxi Student Salutes 275 May your future be filled with joy and success! With pride and all our love, Morn, Dad, Julie and Tony Jacqueline Maria Dexter aka " Gackie " Congratulations... FROM K TO UF!!!! Our OF Graduate!!! We are VERY PROUD of YOU!! WITH LOVE PRIDE, MOM Michael, Nanny, Poppa Bill Three future Gators, Cory Martin, Harris Coleman, Joel Martin pose for a picture just before the Homecoming Parade. 276 Student Salutes Kim Marikit del Castillo September 13, 1979 Graduated from UF: May 4, 2002 Dear Mom and Dad, No matter where life takes me, I ' ll always be your little girl. Love always, Kim Your eyes and smile light up our hearts and lives. There is no other Like you! We are so proud of you! LOVE ALWAYS Mom, Walt, Jas, Jon, Nate Senior Salutes, to Honor Graduates may be purchased at our Web site for the Tower Yearbook We also have some copies of book from pervious years Please see our web site for Details Congratulations to the Class of 2002 From The staff at Tower Yearbook Philippians 1:3 " I thank my god everytime I remember you " Marc, Ariann Hilary The bean scene, Texas Roadhouse, Ft. Laud, formals, retreats, road trips, concerts, Hurricane Floyd, football games, publix subs, " Amy " , the sixth sense, barbequres, ff175, fca, beach, luau, fsu, ucf, bsu, ibc, w.a., games, intramurals, socials Busch Gardens, brithday surprise, night of joy, nair,game attire, wussup, GOD BLESS. Marc...seminole?, forever friends, GO GATORS! 278 Student Salutes Veronica M. Hennig 02 1984: What a beautiful Queen! 08 1982: A whole year of happiness! 08 1981: She Born! 06 1995: Just the beginning! 06 1999: Wonderful Eighteen! 06 2002: We are so proud of you! 08 1996: Sweet Fifteen! Congratulations Graduate 12 1999: Happy moment with Grandma Twenty years ago, we received a beautiful gift from God (you my princess). Since that magical and unforgettable day, you have filled our hearts with happiness and have given us so many memories to cherish forever. Time sure did fly. You have grown from a precious little girl into a beautiful, intelligent, talented, loving young lady. You have always demonstrated an extraordinary will and determination to succeed in all you do. Now, it is time to expand your wings and reach for the stars! Fly my love...There are no limits... The world is at your feet.... We love you We always be here for you! Your proud parents: Fanny P. Jose C. Seijas Veronica M. Hennig Student Salutes 279 this page is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Susan Young have slipped the bonds of Earth and touched the face of God... " Loving Memory of Mrs. Sue Young The events of September 11, 2001 have forever changed America and all Americans. This page is dedicated to all of America, but especially to the people at ground zero, The Pentagon and the fields of Pennsylvania. You are our heroes. To the victims families, our hearts go out to you. To the brave men and women who went in the buildings to save others, you are our heroes. Many of us did not know until that day what is means to risk your life for another, now we know and we will remember you. You are our heroes. God Bless You. Tower Yearbook dedicates this page to all of you. of 9-11 Special Thanks A Very Special Thanks To Everyone Who Made The 2002 Tower Possible The publication of any yearbook is not complete without help from the many talented people on staff. The Tower Yearbook for 2002 would not be possible with the help of so many fine people. Special thanks go to: Paul Meyers for endless counseling sessions on finance; Dawn Morris for answering many questions of who to call to get what done; Mary Howard, if it was not for you that sports section would never of been in the book; Todd Parks for keeping us on track, we will miss you next year; Paulette Lyons for always having the needed phone number to call; Sandy Vernon, for having a smile on her face no matter what went wrong; Linda Nielsen for always getting us in the see Dr. Scott, Dean Gene Zdiarski for guiding us through the process; Priscilla Williams for giving us all the mailing labels to sell the books; and Stan Beckerdite for moral support. The Tower 2002 is done. It has been a busy year for the us. We finished up the 2000 book and the 2001 book, and now have delivered this 2002 yearbook. Next year we will only need to focus on the 2003 Tower. We promise to improve each year and bring more value to each yearbook for each student. The Tower Yearbook Staff Right: At the Tower appreciation lunch in May, the UF staff posses for a group photo. From Left to Right: Linda Neilsen, Pricilla Willaims, Paul Meyers and Mary Howard share a laugh at the lucheon. From right to left: Sandy Vernon, Paulette Lyons, Stan Beckerdite, Todd Parks, and Dr. Gene Zdziarski, Dean of Students, enjoy a moment during the luncheon in JWRU. The Tower Staff would laso like to thank the following people, who could not attend the luncheon, for their help this year: Herb Press John James, Gator Boosters Sara Jane Brazda, Gator Boosters Joyce Dewsbury Jon Cannon, UF Alumni Association Pat Shore, SG Finance Sharon Eldred, SG Finance Kristy Currier Steven Bourdon Dr. Bertha Cato Eric Zomora Nicole Pelaez Dr. James Scott Terry William, Jostens Max Newell, Jostens Sandy Hayden Anissa Coleman, Jostens Clarksville Dr. Charles Young Marc Adler Jim Mulholland Louie Caju, 16 Rounds Barbara Wilson FL Citizens Student Government Glenda Frederick Jeanna Mastrodecassa Bob Bird The Student Body Mom and Dad Dr. Juile Dodd Lauralee Cantlon John Cantlon, Advisor 352 Special Thanks Editor ' s Page It ' s common knowledge that a year holds 365 days, but depending on the circumstances, it can feel longer or shorter. My second year at OF was filled with new struggles to surmount alone, which followed an extreme feeling of accomplishment. And looking back, my sophomore year definitely did pass quicker than I realized. After much reluctance, I took on the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Tower Yearbook, but I wouldn ' t be the same person if I hadn ' t. The yearbook program had been neglected and hadn ' t completed a yearbook in a couple of years, but 2002 staff changed that. Tower Yearbook isn ' t staffed, funded, or appreciated as much as a high school yearbook. But with the incredible devotion of John Cantlon and Jim Mulholland, funds were raised, a staff was created and the 2002 yearbook, along with the 2001 and 2000 books were completed. The year was an unbelievably productive. When I walked into that office in September, I would have never guessed that so much work would be completed within the course of the year. The theme of the 2002 yearbook, A Year In Review, sums it up, another year gone, another year of memories gained. But this year proved to be a trying time not only for the Tower Yearbook, but also for the nation. As a nation, we weathered the catastrophe of September 11th, the plummeting stock market, and a dwindling economy. As victims of circumstances, we became survivors, learning that to every circumstance there is something to be learned. I definitely learned more inside and outside of the classroom than I did ever thought possible, but one thing sticks out in my mind. We cannot get the job done alone. A leader is only as good as his supporters. John Cantlon, you are the most resourceful man I know. You always managed to get in touch with those elusive individuals who avoided every contact I made. Thanks for seeing that spark. I always loved yearbook and I want to thank you for giving me another opportunity to work on one. Jim Mulholland, I want to thank you for volunteering countless hours of your time to the yearbook cause. Without your help, the yearbook wouldn ' t have been so productive. You had an endless desire to market the book to everyone. Thanks! I will miss you, but I understand your circumstance and wish you well. To the staff, Charles, Tiana and Danielle, and all the other members, thanks for your dedication to getting it done. You will probably never understand how grateful I am that you guys stuck around to see it through.To the photographers... Jane and Karen, thanks for taking those countless photos and organizing them all. The yearbook would have never have gotten done if it weren ' t for your time and effort. Above everyone, I want to thank my parents who have given more than I will ever be able to understand. Without their support and unconditional love, I would never have achieved what I have and what I have yet to reach. Dad, to the man with the most patience I have ever known, thanks for teaching me never to give-up and always to look passed the current situation. And Mom, the woman who has given me everything, thanks for always believing I would succeed and seeing the best in me. Jenn, I want to thank you for your unconditional love. I wish you all the success you deserve and never give upon your dreams, no matter how far-fetched they seem to everyone else. Mama and Papa, to quiero dar gracias por todo el amor y apoyo que ustedes me dado. Doris, growing up I always looked up to you. Thank you for just being you! Giselle, I was put on this world to complicate your life, and there is no getting rid of me. Thank you for all endless support. Liz and Lori, I don ' t know how I would have been able to make it through Gainesville without you. Thanks for making the transition much easier. Kristen and Jules, to the two craziest roommates, thank you for all the laughs. To anyone else I might have temporarily forgotten, thanks for the support and forgive me for my bad memory. I have learned so much this year from everyone. I would not be where I am today, if it were not for those special people that have come into my life and not walked out. Thanks! With Love And Gratitude, Jaquelyn Gonzalez Editor ' s Page 353 s the 2002 edition of Tower yearbook comes to a close, we cannot help but reflect upon a year of so many significant events. This Tower measures the year 2002 in the moments most precious to you... the kind that uniquely capture the spirit of the University of Florida in its most tangible form. Picutes capture a moment, words tell the story. Your story exists among these pages. It has been and told, one year in review. -Charles Carballo Colophon year in review The 2001-2002 Tower Yearbook is the 20th edition of the official University of Florida yearbook, and the official yearbook of the student body. It was printed using Yeartech with Pagemaker by Jostens, Inc. located in Clarksville, Tenn. The Jostens ' staff included, Sales Representative Max Newell and Terry Williams along with Plant Consultant Anissa Coleman. The 354 page book has a trim size of 9 x 12. It was printed on 100 pound double coated enamel finished paper. The copy font is generally in Palatino. The primary source of purchases was the Tower Yearbook Web site, . Financing for the Tower was provided through Student Government, sales of individual books and advertising revenue. Tower Yearbook is a Student Government agency. The staff was composed of OF students along with an advisor. The yearbook photography was primarily taken by students with help of Athletic Association and University Services. The senior portraits were taken by Carl Wolf Studios of Philadelphia. The were taken in two sessions, one in Decem- ber and the other in April. There is no expressed relation with any college or administration. The content of this book does not reflect the opinions of the University of Florida, Student Government, the student body, faculty or administration. No portion of this book may be reproduced consent of the Editor. Please address all correspondence to Tower Yearbook, 1109 NW 23 Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609. The yearbook website is : The phone num- ber is (352) 335-9994, in the Gainesville area, and (888) 335-9994 toll free. Emails can be sent to Thank you for purchasing the 2002 Tower Year- book. 354 Closing

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