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tower 2003 62 206 240 288 This Page Intentionally Left Blank One Class At A Time University of Gainesville, Fl Phone: (352) Population: President: Dr. Charles E. Young of: Sesquicentennial Committee UAA 1861-1865 at. Florida Seminary Closes During Civil War Legend has it that all the of the faculty and male students served in sonic capacity the service of the Confederacy 1853 East Florida Seminary Established East Florida in Ocala is created in response to public funds used to support higher education. 1866 East Florida Seminary Moves To Gainesville EFS was housed in what would later become the Methodist Church in Northwest Gainesville, and later to Lake City and then back to Gainesville During every fall, tens of thousands of students pour into the Gainesville area with the One goal of moving closer towards graduation day. For the majority of UF students returned from a summer job, gaining experience in their career field or maybe studying abroad in a romantic European country, while others were first-year students who hadn ' t experienced what it is to be a Florida Gator. For over 150 years, Florida students have worn orange and blue with pride. In 1853, state-funded East Florida Seminary took over the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala, which later became known as the University of Florida. The first class to meet in the same Gainesville grounds on September 26, 1906, had a little more than a students but even then those men knew the importance of a great education. While UF ' s educational rankings speak for themselves, the campus offers many other opportunities to learn grow outside of the classroom, whether it is through Greek organizations, sports, academic organizations, or just living on your own. Greek organizations on campus, students can learn the of service and friendship. Greek life offers a chance to live with people who are your common interests. Most Greek organizations give of service to their articular philanthropy project. Aside from Greek associations, Florida Gators are also known for being avid sports fans. Rarely does One game go by that Ben Hill Griffin Stadium isn ' t flooded with orange and blue fans anticipating a victory for the Gators on the field. Whether with ports or other activities, Gators know how to have fun on the weekend, but the chool week going to is the main priority. UF offers more than 100 different undergraduate majors, which keeps the faculty and staff of 12,000 busy each school day. a any onetime there may be more than 0,000 students, staff and faculty on campus. As member of such a diverse community, students, faculty and staff gain a deep sense of pride in being a part of the University community. There are more than 226,000 University of Florida alumni across the nation, who still feel that sense of pride and still remember UF alma mater. As the years pass only strengthens the bound among Gators and deepens that sense of Gator pride. -Jaquelyn Gonzalez 1904 UF President Andrew Sledd is politically selected as the presi- dent of Florida at Lake City. He is forced to resign after Governor Albert Gilbrist ' s inauguration in 1909. 1903 College University Of Florida College moved to Lake City in 1884 and renamed the University of the State of Florida. 1905 Buckman Act The Buckman Act consolidated seven Florida public schools to one for white males (UF), on for white females (FSU), one for (FAMU) and one school for the deaf and blind. Photo: Jane Photo: 1910 Orange and Blue Chosen As Official Colors UF acquires its colors from the two schools that united to form the new school. The University of Florida at Lake City had school colors of blue and white and East Florida Seminary in Gainesville had orange and black. 1911 Alligator Chosen UF It is the only squad Gator football to finish a undefeated. A vendor places an for school banners and chooses the alligator as an emblem. There are several explanations are arc given for the name, but most point to the team ' s captain. Neal Bo Gator Storter. 1909 President Albert A. Murphree , president Florida Seminary (now FSU is second of Florida. Filmed organizes the of Arts , Agriculture, and Engineering, d establishes the School. Photo: Jane Klitnenko Photo Courtesy of: Sesquicentennial Committee 1918 World War I The university serves as a base for 400 soldiers. The students are displaced to local sentries guard the gates and dormitories on campus. October. an epidemic of Spanish influenza strikes the soldiers and students. One-third of the students get ill and several die. 1925 First Woman Enrolls The Legislature rules that women of " mature be allowed to enroll during regular in UF programs that are unavailable at Florida State College for Women. The first woman to enroll is Lesley Goodbread-B lack in the College of Agriculture. 1928 President Tigert John J. Tigert ' s begins in the midst of economic crisis that continues the Great State funds are unavailable during his 20-year ten- ure. The quality of increases as entrance requirements are Photo: Jane Photo: Jane All freshmen and sophomores are required to take seven comprehensive courses covering social sciences. physical sciences, coolish math, humanities and upon completion, an Associates Arts onferred on the student. 1930 Football The 22,000-seat is named Florida Field and is dedicated to alumni killed in WW I. Unforunately, Florida loses its first game against the University of Alabama, 20-0. students the armed forced and do not return to UF the ' Christmas More than 10.000 alumni in World War II. During Reitz time as president, is spent on campus construction. of that money goes to the Health Science C enter and teaching hospital (now Shands),which admitted its first tient ill 1958. built to to honor, and killed in World War I and II. The that minutes Was coin in 1979. Photo:Diana world war l War II at the of Florida. The GI Bill that applies to woolen education. By Are are women . • Photo: of UAA Photo: Courtesy of Committee First UF-FSU Football Game Gators stomp Seminoles 21-7 in Gainesville. UF Officially Intergrates UF officially opens its doors, African Americans in 1958. There is a slow but minority enroll into the university 1967 President O ' Connell Steer UF Through Turbulent Time Stephen C. O ' Connell is the first UF alumnus to serve as president of the university. Campus unrest reaches its peak nationwide in the spring of 1968. Numerous demostrations, both peaceful and are held to protest the Vietnam War, and racial and feminist issues. Photo: lane Klimenko 1971 " Black Thursday " Protest By fall of 1970 there are still 343 American students, who experience a sense of alienation in a white campus. A sit-in at the president ' s office in April culminates in the arrests of 66 students. When O ' Connell refuse to grant ) to the demonstrators, approximately one-third of the black students and several black faculty members the university. Marston Assumes UF Presidency Econo mic inflation and the oil crisis cause to restrict use of and President Robert Marston cannot depend solely on state money and from the private sector. 1984 Criser Presidency Strengthens UF n 1985. UF is added to he Association of Universities, a high-education comprising of he top 63 public and institutions in North Photo: Courtesy of Sesquicentennial Committee 1990 Lombardi Leads UF into Top Tier of Universities John Lombardi makes UF a computerized campus, which he accomplished in part by creating the Student Computer in 1997. 1996 Gator Football Wins National Championship defeating FSU 52-20. The team is coached Steve Spurrier and led by quaterback Danny Wuerffel, who also wins the Heisman Trophy. 1998 Research Yields Growth The Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain opens in a $60 million building. The program now is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. comprising o 300 members colleges and 51 departments campus-wide hobo: Courtesy of Seseuiceniennial Committee KAPPA ALPHA EPSILON Photo: Hecharrevia President Young Expands UF ' s Reputation or Excellent UF is now the nation ' s fourth largest university in terms of enrollment, which now tops 46,000. The distinguished of more than 4,000 attracts more than $400 million in sponsored research funding. Coach ron Zook Returns Florida Zook returns to Florida, as head coach, after coaching with the New Orleans ' Saints in the National Football League. 2003 As the University of Florida heads into the future, can be seen in all areas of campus, from Ben Hill Griffin to the new business building next to Bryan Hall and Stuzin Hall. In 1859 women and men la but this policy later changed . is as Florida State University established as an all is school, Last Florida Would later be known as the University of Florida. established itself as a male only campus. It was not until 1947 that Woman were admitted into the classrooms of the University or Florida. Photo: Committee) Left: Father and son gator fans play football the Gator game starts. (Photo Jane Kl imenko) Above: Lisa Bushnell stands with UF student, Kara Blackmere, in front of her father ' s store, Gator Mania, at the Oaks Mall. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Jennifer Lodge, 3PreLaw, and Erin Bassett, 4FA, show that they bleed orange and blue before the Auburn game. (Photo Jane Klimenko) You Gotta Have For over 150 years, University of Florida has excelled in various areas such as academics, and service. Among the many things in which UF excels, spirit for one undoubtedly stands out. The great Gator pride has conquered the Gainesville establishing this town as the Home of the Swamp. Each year, events such as Gator Growl, Moonlight Madness, Gator Parade, Gator Football have the immense amount of Pride in UF Students. " You need to take pride in your school, where you become who you will be in the real world, " says Freshman, Lauren Lostetter. Wearing Orange and Blue, many take it upon themselves to create a spirited atmosphere that has remain a legacy for many generation of Gators. The letters U F became a within different rhythmic cheers, chants and banners. When game day you sense the excitement in the air. Tailgate parties, alumni barbeques and people running around our University of Florida get everyone hyped up for another Gator win. Even when football season ends, the Gator Pride never goes away. It is reborn like a phoenix for up-coming sports-basketball and baseball. The of students , faculty, staff and alumni this has help paved the way for Student Life here at UF. It is no wonder that for over 150 years UF proves that the GATORS are 1. -Jose Otero Above: Stephen Link, 4CS, Christine Ross, lAnimal Sciences, Dapo Ajay, 2EG, and Jared Moyles, lAnimal Sciences, camp out on their lawn before the Auburn game. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: UF student (right), Krista Armijo, 2CIS, sports Gator colors with her co- worker at Gator Mania in the Oaks Mall, Loretta Cernech. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: UF seniors, Kristin Antonson and Alma Grewal, showed up to the Auburn game ready to see the Gators break their losing streak. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Nishba Arbham, 4BC, Heather Murphy, 6EG, Liz Long, 4LS, Adam Harris, 4JU, and Lynita Mullings, sport some orange and blue for a Gator football game. Below: Gator fan, Akincana Gocara shows her pride in America gator style. Jennifer Allen Kevin Paraiso Lane Cofer Below: The Telecommunigator displays a tower as a necktie. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: The Ms. Mallagator is ready for some shopping in the Oaks Mall. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Starry Night Gator is displayed with his artist palette and a of Vincent Van Gogh ' s Starry Night painting. (Photo Jane Klimenko) From Liberty Gator to Darth Gator, gator statues have been popping up all over Gainesville. Beginning in April, the Gator Trails project organized local businesses to sponsor artists to paint fiberglass gator statues that have been placed all around town and on campus. Similar projects have been successful in places such as Chicago which the painting of cow statues before auctioning. Orlando also had a similar program with lizard statues, and Seattle with pigs. Gainesville, however, will feature UF ' s mascot, the gator. The artists have painted such statues as the Legisgator, Rainforest Gator, the All- American Gator, Van Gogh Gator, and even Ally the Snowbird Gator. The 57 statues will be displayed throughout Alachua county until April 2003 when they will be auctioned off. The auction will reimburse the city and county for initial funds, plus raise money for the city ' s Destination Enhancement project which funds art projects and helps increase tourism in the area. The gators have added what Priti Shah, I Pre-Pharmacy, describes as " a creative, school spirited atmosphere. It ' s nice to see our mascot all around town. The different themes are really cool too. I think my favorite is the Legisgator holding the ' Vote! " sign. It was a good way to encourage students to vote election time. " Indeed, the gators have allowed artists to display their creativity to the public in a way we can all identify with; the Florida Gator. -Lane Cofer Left: The Legisgator features an Uncle Sam hat and red, white, and blue suit. The gator encourages Gainesvile residents to Vote with his sign on NW 13th Street. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: The Rainforest Gator in Oaks Mall is painted with forest plants for scales and is a resting place for several butterflies including his own butterfly wings. (Photo Jane Klimenko) " My favorite gator statue is the Darth Gator because it has a light saber and the cool they behind bushes to scare people. " -Jessica Lynn, 2PH (Photo Lane Cofer) Above: The Dr. Joel Gator was painted in memory of Joel Katz, DPM. (Photo Jane Klimenko) " I think it ' s a cool project. It ' s nice to see the gators around town. " -Katie Dayton, 2BA (Photo Lane Cofer) Left: The Orange and Blue Gator OF with his Gator flag in front of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. (Photo Jane KIimenko) her history reading Above: Brooklynn Martin, 4LS makes assignment more enjoyable by stretching out on the North Lawn. She says, " I prefer to be outside when reading because the library is kind of like a dungeon. " (Photo Lane Cofer) With the difficulties of scheduling, inevitably find themselves with time to spare in between classes. Luckily, there are several ways to use that time on campus. Whether choosing to study or spend the free period with friends and classmates, time outside of class is as important as the hours spent in the classroom. Many students make use of the university ' s libraries located throughout campus. Not only do they provide a quiet place to study and research for projects, they also offer stations to check email and listen to online lectures. Sapneil Parikh, 3BA makes use of this convenience and says, " I check my email in between classes because I don ' t have time at home. " That free time can also be used to have lunch with friends or just hang out around campus. Students can meet in the various food courts on campus or visit together at the many picnic tables and benches around campus. Many enjoy stretching out on the grasses of the North and South Lawns to read, listen to music, or take a nap. Other students make use of their time on campus by maning booths for such causes as the National Breast Cancer Booths are also a way to invite students to join various clubs at the These are just a few of the ways OF students choose to spend t heir time on campus. With all of the university ' s there is always something to do on campus even if it just means stretching out on the North Lawn with a good book and enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. -Lane Cofer Left:Genie Alvarez, 2LS says, " I have a test next period so I ' m studying in the sun because it feels good once in a while. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Above: Janelle Novak, PhD graduate student in Veterinary Medicine, says " I ' m waiting for an appointment at the clinic so I thought I ' d come Christmas shopping at the Hub. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Below: Annie Tankhiwale, 3JM says, " I come to kill time in between classes and read the paper. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Above: Honor student, Maria Carter, 3JM, eats lunch near Library West. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Jimmy Theoe, 3BA, and graduate student Kate Donovan stroll to class. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: When Sapneil Parikh, 3BA has free time on campus, he goes to the Marston Science Library to check his email. (Photo Lane Cofer) Below: Sigma Lambda Gamma sisters, Marilyn Morales, 3LS, and Carolin a Sarmiento, 4BioEG, raise money for the National Breast Cancer (Photo Jane Klimenko) 19 Matt Ordonex Gidon Herman Whether students choose to live on or off campus, alone or with roommates, OF students would all agree that their dorm or apartment is a place for them to kick back and enjoy college life. Several students choose to get the full college experience by living on campus for at least their first year. Dorms are a great way to meet people and get with the college atmosphere. Sneha Patel, 21E, says that since she chose to live off campus her first year, she made most of her friends through a friend living in the dorms. There are many students like Patel who choose to live in apartments for their stay at college, as apartments offer a change of pace from dorm life. Apartments are more conducive to parties as they have less restrictions and are generally more than the dorms. Another positive side to apartment life is the option of having pets. Many apartments allow to own a reasonable number of cats, dogs, and other pets. For those who can not bear to part with their pet, living in an apartment is the best choice for them. Aside from time in class or at work, most students spend a good portion of their time in their apartment or dorm. While the library may be the most likely place to get in serious study time, it can be more comfortable to study at home. At the same time it is also a place for students to hang out with friends and forget about school for a while. Living without possibly for the first time in their lives, dorms and apartments offer endless options for students to spend their time in college. -Lane Cofer Left: Sophomore Robert Drach, gets ready for class in his dorm in Beaty (Photo Jane K 1 Klimenko) Above: Lily, Kat, Desiree, and Marilyn make a snack in the kitchen of the shared by Kat, Lily, and their friend Lauren. (Photo Jose Otero) Below: Laura Schneider, 2FA, uses the computer in her dorm in Beaty Towers. (Photo Jane Klimenko) " I like living in an apartment because there is a lot more freedom and privacy than in the dorms. " -Lane Cofer, 1LS Above: Benjamin Moore, 3EG, at his computer in his dorm in Beaty Towers. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Katherine McCarthy decorates her bathroom door with pictures of friends and ads of her favorite (Photo Jose Otero) Left: Tiffany Golding, 2LS, watches TV at the dinner table in her dorm in Beaty Towers. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Lily Nicolisk reads the latest Glamour in her room, decked out with posters and ads of models and celebrities. (Photo Jose Otero) " I live in an apartment and I have a that I get along with really well. We probably get along because we can just lock ourselves in our rooms. " -Becky O ' Sullivan, 1LS After a long day of class, many UF students enjoy coming home to a friend. Aside from the Gator, some favorite animals of students include dogs and cats. These little guys are excited to see you every time you walk in the door. Not too many students can say that about their roommates. Sure, they may give a " hey " and a smile, but how often does your roommate jump in your lap and lick your face? Well, let ' s hope not often. Pets are great study, eating, and companions and you never have to worry if they have other plans. Any time you ' re ready to grab a bite to eat, you can guarantee your pet will not be too busy to tag along. Unlike exercising buddies, your pet will never be too tired, or too busy to go for a run or play a game of Frisbee. Pets are also great to have just as a while studying. Your cat or dog will gladly curl up at your feet for a nap while you do homework or study for a test. How often are your friends willing to do that? While cats and dogs may be some of the more popular animals as furry they are hardly the only pets among UF students. Ferrets, bunnies, guinea pigs, hamsters. Even less furry creatures such as snakes, iguanas, birds, and fish are all common pets living up college life. it can often be expensive to have a pet while off at college with apartments and even houses charging pet deposits and fees. Students have to decide whether to leave their pet back home or find a place that accepts their particular pet, and for a decent price. However, most agree that the extra search is well worth the constant companionship of their pet. -Lane Cofer One, Hundred and Above: Jose Palacios, Rey Martinez, and Robert Fajardo show off their pitbulls. (Photo Diana Hechavarria) Left: Lane Cofer, 2LS, cuddles with her cat Zoey. She says, " I ' m more of a dog person but cats are easier to take care of and Zoey is a sweet, playful cat. " Above: Hal Levinsberg plays with Mary Jane, his fraternity brother ' s dog. Often, when one brother in a fraternity has a dog, the dog becomes a pet to all the brothers in the house. (Photo Jose Otero) Below: Rick Hancock, 4BA, and his clog Snippy Snippertons, the house dog of Pi Kappa Phi, have been a part of the fraternity for the last four years. (Photo Jose Otero) Above: Matt Whitalker hugs his cat, Elvira. (Photo Diana Hechavarria) Left: Senior, Stephen Link, cuddles with his Corgi, Jasmine. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Guy Farmer, 2BA, finish up a game of Frisbee with his friend and pet. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: OF student, Alisa Lee, and her dog Bosco recruit students for Petsmart. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Lauren Bayer Jeff Davis Below: Kelley Schumacher, 1EDU, enjoys walking to class most of the time. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Students wait for a full bus to empty at the bus stop in front of the Reitz Union. (Photo Lane Cofer) Left: Many students choose to take of on parking rather than riding the bus or riding bikes to class. (Photo Lane Cofer) From Students use a variety of meth ds of transportation to attend class. Some of the students who live on campus find it easiest to walk to their classes. However, the students who live off-campus need to find other means of transportation if they plan to make it to class on time. Most students who live off-campus use the bus to get to school. The RTS Bus circulate most student apartment complexes every eight to fifteen minutes. And with the student ID, students can ride the bus for no cost. the bus system is pretty simple to figure out, and is very popular among students. " Sometimes the bus is so crowded that people have to stand in the aisle, and still, there are people who have to get left behind at the bus stop to wait for the next bus, " said Juan Growl. " It sucks, but it happens. " Still there are some students who prefer to drive to school. The University of Florida requires every student who drives to school to purchase a parking decal. Most decals cost an average 590 a year, but the parking decal restrictions are lifted in most parking lots in the late afternoon. While driving your own car to school may get you on campus faster than any other method of transportation, it can be hassle to find Which has lead many students to ride bikes to class. " When I have back to back classes and they are all the way across campus from each other, it ' s hard to make it my bike, " said Adriana Montequin. A bike is definitely a smart in- vestment if you are attending the of Florida. The campus is large, and classes can be very spread out. Some use skateboards or scooters to get to class on time. Still, some students prefer walking to class. " All my classes are close together so it ' s not a problem for me to walk. It ' s the easiest thing to do, " said Laura Gonzalez. As one can see, transportation all depends on location, schedule, and the student ' s preference. -Rachel Gomez Left: Melinda Falls, 3JU, and Tyler Husebo, 4JU, wait for the bus near the J. Wayne Reitz Union. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Many students take advantage of the Regional Transit System to get around campus and around Gainesville. (Photo Lane Cofer) " I like to drive my car on campus. It ' s better than the buses because you can go whenever you want and you don ' t have to wait. " -Heather Robinson, 11IP (Photo Lane Cofer) " I walk because it ' s free and there is no waiting. " Above: While waiting for her stop on -Michael Guindon, the bus, Katie Stutin 31E, busies 3AS herself solving a crossword puzzle. (Photo Lane Cofer) (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Ariel Ruiz, 1LS, rides along North South Drive to get to class on time. (Photo Jane Klimenko) 25 Below: Many stu- dents enjoy the meals provided daily by the Hare Krishna Gators. (Photo Lane Cofer) Above:Margarita Sarmiento, 2JM waits for a smoothie at the Hub. (Photo Lane Cofer) Left: Anne Perrera, 3LS grabs a bite to eat at the Hub Food Court and enjoys it outside on the South Lawn. (Photo Lane Cofer) Food is among one of the major expenses of OF students, and many use free food as a method of attracting students to events around Restaurants around Gainesville appeal to students ' appetites and at times, abnormal eating schedules. Pizza can be delivered until 4 a.m., as well as the hour Steak-n-Shake. Most students who take advantage of the convenience of restaurants may find themselves gaining the infamous " freshman fifteen " before they even realize it. Dining places are scattered around campus, never too far for a quick lunch, perhaps between classes. Students can choose between The Hub that included KFC, Taco Bell and other snacking the all-you-can-eat styles of Broward Dinning, Burger King, Gator Dining, and the Racquet Club that included Chick-Fil- A. And perhaps a favorite of most students is the variety of options in the dining areas of the J. Wayne Reitz Union, which included Subway, Wendy ' s, Italian and noodle and sushi bar. Many students opt to eat and study with friends at the Reitz Union. Students have their favorite places to eat off-campus as well. " Hungry Howies is a quick and cheap place to eat with pretty good food, " said John Cianca. Still, there are those who prefer to cook for themselves. " I like cooking my own food. It ' s definitely cheaper than out, and I can make it just the way I like, " said Laura Gonzalez. College forces most students to get a crash course in cooking. " Before I left for college, I didn ' t know how to cook anything! Now I can cook a couple really good things that I eat all the time, " said Juan Grau. -Rachel Gomez Above: (from left to right) Alok Beecum, 1LS; Mohmi Malik, lAG; and Priti Shah, 1PH hang out during a free period and have lunch at the Racquet Club Food Court. (Photo Lane Cofer) Above: Michelle Killion, 3LS says, " I usually either buy food or bring my lunch and eat outside. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Left: Dyanna Bruno, 2FA says, " I ' m getting on the road today so I came to the Hub bookstore for a snack. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Left: Alison Ernst, 1LS stops for a quick lunch at the Hub Food Court. She says " I like Taco Bell. The food is good. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Below: Kathleen Aleman, 2HS enjoys the beautiful weather on the South Lawn while eating her lunch. She says, " I usually get a bagel from Chesapeake or Java City and eat it on a bench outside if it ' s a nice day out. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Sanique Brown Ye Zhang Above:Karuna Ramachandran, 4LS says, work at Java City because there is free coffee. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Left: Nathan Smith, 3FA, scans a DVD for a at his job at Blockbuster Video. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Below: Taylor Hinkle, 4ED, at Albertsons to make (Photo Lane Cofer) Working... Like food and water, money became a necessity as students their studies here at the University of Florida. While some students chose to work on campus, other chose to look else where for a part time or full time job. On campus, one could see students serve as receptionists in dean offices, cashiers in the campus bookstore and food courts, scanners for property and public safety staff. A portion of students used the Work Study to help earn money while attend the University of Florida. Aside from jobs on campus, students were employed outside from OF campus. Some students work as receptionists for different firm ' s law offices and advertising agencies. In addition, student could be seen working at various clothing stores in Oaks Mall, fast food chain such as McDonalds and Wendy ' s or food supermarket cashiers. Other students choose to take on other employment opportunities that enhance them in the field that they were majoring in. One student who would major in journalism has the opportunity to go work on the Independent Alligator newspaper, or find employment with other like Insight Magazine or Campus Talk. While all jobs contributed to experience process, they also aided in attaining better time skills as well as enhancing the interpersonal skills. -Jose Otero Left: Rami Pitter, 3BA, works as a receptionist at the J. Wayne Reitz Union Hotel. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Below: Kristin Laughter, 2JM, earns her way through school by working at the Hub Bookstore. (Photo Jane Klimenko) " I work at Criser Hall for University Financial Services where I do clerical work. I love the people there. They ' re like my family. " -Marsha Henderson, 3LS (Photo Lane Cofer) " I ' m a nanny. I like it and sometimes I hate it. I do it because I get paid to drive around in their car, do my homework, and eat their food. " -Jamie McGee, 3LS (Photo Lane Cofer) Above: Adam Buddle, 2BA, rings up a customer at his job at Kash N Kerry. (Photo Lane Cofer) Left: TRiP leader, Mike Nguyen, 4BA, stows away backpacking gear in front of the Outfitter. (Photo Jane Klimenko) 29 Below: Near Library West, Karina K. Reybitz, 1Chemistry, reads a sci-fi novel. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Courtney Driscoll, 4Microbiology, hits the books in front of McCarty Hall. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Julia Walthall, 4LS, studies outside of Library West. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Studying may not be the most exciting part of college life, but it comes with the territory. Spicing up the routine by study locations can keep the task from becoming too monotonous. The usual study spots include, but are not limited to, the outdoors, libraries, and in apartments or dorms. A very popular study site is on the lawns of campus. Many students enjoy the fresh air and relaxing scenery of the Picnic tables offer a place to spread out textbooks and notes, though some the ground. Stretching out on the grass can be a nice retreat from crampy desks and library cubicles. However, those library cubicles offer the quiet study atmosphere that many prefer. The various libraries on campus offer students a place to focus on their work without any distractions from roommates, television, or other everyday interruptions. While those straight backed chairs may not be the most relaxing seats in Gainesville, they are less likely to become makeshift beds to unwelcome napping. The library is also a convenient place to meet for group projects and study sessions. such as the Marston Science offer floors designated for just that purpose. Though school work and study sessions can seem tedious at times, location is key. Personal preference determines the place that leads to the most productivity. Some find that studying at home on the couch is an ideal place for studying while others prefer a more scholarly environment such as the library or on campus. Though most would say that changing it up is the best recipe for productive studying. -Lane Cofer Above: Matthew Urban, 4BA, Christy Cook, 2Pre-Med, cram for a test near the HUB. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Leneen Campbell, 3LS, studies under the shade of a tree on the North Lawn. She says, " I like studying outside because it ' s peaceful. " (Photo Lane Cofer) Below: Shanequa Banks, 4LS, studies hard for her class on man and masculinity. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Stacy Colon, 2Exercise Physiology, studies for a quiz outside of the Florida Gymnasium. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: Naom Keren, 2LS, studies for an exam near the Marston Science (Photo Jane Klimenko) where doesn ' t both -Lana Spendl (Photo Lane " I like to study at the Music Library. It ' s the hidden gem on Ty Eppsteiner Left: UF students introduce a band during the Greek Week festivities. Left: UF fraternity and members play a game of tug of war. Below: Heather Hutchinson and Ryan Amsel dance to the opening band at the Huey Dunbar concert held one weekend. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Time To Relax The weekend is that time of week that gives student the to either catch up on work or profusely relax. University of Florida students took advantage of the by writing papers, finishing up homework or getting extra studying accomplished. In addition, students took the opportunity to do their catch up on house hold chores or take advantage of getting their and supplies from a store. Life wasn ' t always a working condition on the weekends. UF students would go to Gator athletic events. In addition to athletic program, students had the opportunity to take nature walks in the Morning Side Nature Center, float down the river of Jennings Springs or going canoeing in Lake Walberg. In the evening, would have the opportunity to go dancing and hang out with friends in downtown. Student do would not always stay in Gainesville for weekends. Some students would take advantage and go back home to visit their others would go on the open road to visit places like St. Tampa Busch Gardens park, or the wonderful world of Walt Disney. A weekend ' s purpose was for students to take a break from their academic schedule and relieve their stress of the college experience. -Jose Otero Left: Phi Gamma Delta brothers pick up trash for Service Saturday during Greek Week. Below: A salsa concert entertains uF students who enjoy the music and dancing. " On the weekends I usually play tennis, work out, hang out with friends, party, go on dates with my boyfriend, and overall juts have a good time. " -Ali Penson, 1HP (Photo Lane Cofer) Above: Graduate students Ricardo Carrera and Cookie Filomeno salsa in front of the Bandshell as they wait for the Huey Dunbar concert to be- gin. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Left: These students make use of their access to Lake Wauberg on the weekends to go canoeing. (Photo Jane KIimenko) 33 " If I ' m not working on the weekends, I like to get with friends and play Halo and Ghost Reacon on our Box. " -Roy Gonzalez, 3LS (Photo Lane Cofer) Below: Preferring to study together, these student, their notes be- fore a major exam. (Photo Diana Hechavarria) Above: After their stressful class, Shannon May, 3AG and Christina Perez, 1HHP relax for lunch at the Hub Food Court. (Photo Lane Cofer) Above: Between their classes, Katie LeBlanc, 4JOU, and Danny Lippi, 3EG, share a joke in Turlington Plaza. (Photo Jane Klimenko) College is a great opportunity to meet new and interesting people. It is a time where one can have friendships that will last beyond the years one spends in college. There are all sorts of ways to meet new friends at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dorms historically have been a great way to meet new people. In class, students may be able to encounter people with their same interests or even majors. " I met a student with the same major as me in my government class. We ' re really good friends now, " said Pedro Salim. Joining in on extracurricular ac- tivities, sports, fraternities, and sororities offer ways to meet tons of new people. " I met a lot of really cool people when I joined my fraternity, " said John Cianca. However, most of the time, end up meeting new friends through other friends. " I met four new people the first week I was here through my who knew some of them from before. Now we ' re all really close friends, " said Laura Gonzalez. Left: Relaxing after a tough day, these gator students, grab a bite to eat. (Photo Diana Hechavarria) Time Friends are important in a college student ' s life. While away from home, a friend can be a shoulder to lean on, and a source of support and encouragement those rough times when one isn ' t sure how they are going to make it through the semester. The person sitting next to you in your calculus class might, in fact, turn out to be a friend who can help you understand the derivative of 4x3 x2. " My chemistry class was really difficult until I found a group of friends that I could study with. Now we help each other understand the material, " said Adriana Montequin. Often studying with friends can help with and motivation. However, what may be the most important aspect of a friend is You always need friends around to get your mind off of the academic stress, and to make you laugh at those stupid mistakes. J.J. Centurion says, " My friends are always there for me. I can just call them when I ' ve had a stressful week, and we ' ll all go out on the weekend, " -Rachel Gomez Left: After a good cooked meal, these uF students, sit back and have a Blockbuster night together. (Photo Jose Otero) Below: Gen Li, 4EG, and Julie Pollock, 6EG, get ready to hang out after attending the Fall Career Showcase at the Steven C. O ' Connon Center on North South Drive. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Above: Lori Siler, 4LS, and Natasha Crespo,3LS, celebrate Natasha ' s birthday with a red velvet cake. (Photo Jose Otero) Left: Eyleen Hernandez, 2ISE, Kacy Taylor, 1HHP, Courtney Compagnone, 1LS, and Kim Burns, 2LS, get ready to attend their conditioning class. (Photo Jane Klimenko) Sneha Patel Leah Price 35 Below: This UF stu- dent dances his study blues away at Gator City. Above: While posing for a these gators enjoy Frozen Fridays at Fat Tuesdays. Left: This Gator knows breaks it down on the dance floor at Jet Set. Party At This year the University of Florida was ranked the number five party school in the nation for 2003, according to the Princeton Review. While the ranking method may be controversial, there is no doubt Florida Gators know how to have a good time. For students, the good time is a must have, but the means and locations vary completely as the diversity of UF ' s student body. Some of the popular night life activities and scenes include dancing at local clubs, socializing at restaurants and bars, or just " hanging out " at a friend ' s place. Simon ' s, Jet Set, Sky, Vibe Club, The and Eden are some of the many popular clubs frequented by UF students in downtown Gainesville. According to the Gainesville Police Department, as many as 11, 000 stu- dents visit Gainesville ' s downtown area each night during the weekend. It doesn ' t matter the environment to night life is meant to undo the anxieties and headaches caused by work, school or else. While some student frequent the clubs, others prefer to spend their nights at area bars and restaurants like the Market Street Pub, The Swamp, Grog House or Fat Tuesdays. These locals offer a laid back environment, where studen can sit back and be served if they choose. While most students enjoy the time they unwind, most night Iife partying usually comes to end at 2 a.m. The Gainesville mandate that was passed the fall of 1999, states that all bars, club or restaurant that primarily serves alcohol, must close its doors to its patrons at 2 a.m. Along, this mandatory curfew hasn ' t been warmly welcomed among the student community, it has been respected and adhered. To mix up the night life a little, some students prefer to have their parties at home instead of going to bars or clubs. Partying at home can elimina te the problem of driving and coordinating activities among friends, and there is no closing time at house parties, so it can last as long as the party-goers stick around. Going out at night can be a nice break from all the hard work students do for class throughout the week. After some dancing and hanging out with friends, UF students are refreshed and ready to focus back on school work. - Jaquelyn Gonzalez Lane Cofer Left: Taking a moment to pose for a picture, these friends take advantage of Ladies Wednesdays at Grog House. Below: Partying together on a Guys Night Out, these gator guys have some fun at Club Sky on a Saturday night. " My friends and I like to go to the Swamp on University Avenue to start the weekend on Friday after class. We like it there because it ' s outside. " -Katie Goodwin, 3JM (Photo Lane Cofer) " My favorite club to go to on Thursday nights is 8 seconds because it ' s larger than the other clubs so it doesn ' t seem as packed. Plus it plays and rap music, attracting a lot of people. " -Rahil Lone, 1Pharm (Photo Lane Cofer) Above: These gators party at Tuesdays on their, dancing the Friday night away. Left: Ladies Night at Eden attracts more than just ladies, this couple dances to the music. For over one hundred and fifty years students, faculty, and staff took the opportunity to enjoy their evenings after a long day of work, classes and stress. The City of Gainesville offers a wide variety of events to indulge in fine arts, music, food and of choice. For a typical student UF, he or she can have the opportunity to enjoy downtown ' s culture by attending a play at the Hippodrome and visit an art exhibit at The Gallery on West University Avenue. In addition, Gainesville ' s downtown scene includes various dance clubs such as Sky, Plasma, Blue, Water Bar, 8 seconds, Eden and Simons. These dancing clubs offers their customers various types of music and beverages for anyone to enjoy. When a student has a craving to fulfill his her appetite, Gainesville offers unique restaurants such as Leonardo ' s, Mellow Mushroom, the Swamp, Copper Monkey and the late night craving for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The Regional System bus service has provided a program called Later Gator. Later Gator allows students to take the bus to not only enjoy the Gainesville life but also arrive home safely after an exuberating night of festivities. In addition to a new program, the City of Gainesville passed a law a few years back only allowing clubs, parties and noise to stop running operation promptly at 2:00 am. This law was petitioned by local residents in the Gainesville community who felt that the noises were out of control. Whether you enjoyed the arts, ate a delicious meals or danced until you could not dance anymore the night life in Gainesville helped create memories that would last beyond the college years. -Jose Otero Above: JetSet DJs mix it up for those dancing and socializing at the club during the Red Party. Party ' Tine Above: The Swamp is a great place for students to relax after a long day of class. This restaurant has become a Gator hangout. Left: The Swamp, located across from campus on Avenue, has become a landmark for UF students to hang out with classmates and friends. Below: This Gator dances at a hotspot, JetSet. frequented by many , gaming, and social Left: The Market Street Pub is students who enjoy the dancing izing in the market style bar. Below: This gator fan shows his on the dance floor. classmates his moves " Gainesville ' s downtown provides endless options. I prefer going to the nightclubs or grabbing a drink. " -Justin Oliver (Photo Jose Otero) " When I get a chance to go out, I like to go to the Swamp. It ' s a good place to relax and not have to worry about dancing. " -Robyn Meyer, 2AG (Photo Lane Cofer) Above: OF students know how to break it down. This gator likes to break dance at the popular nightclub, JetSet. Left: Lady gators have a girls ' night out at JetSet. Below: Dara Altman glows af- ter being crowned the 2002-2003 UF Homecoming Queen. Above: Floats throughout the Homecoming Parade celebrate what UF students now know as home, the Swamp. (Photo John Cantlon) Left: John L. Williams waves to the crowds in the Homecoming (Photo John Cantlon) the Spirit Homecoming. It ' s what kickstarts every fall semester, revving up for the action packed events that will make up their next year of college. Homecoming is a time to celebrate not only the Gator football team, but also the immeasureable sense of pride we have in the of Florida. Homecoming has been organized by Florida Blue Key since 1924 with such events as the annual Blue Key Banquet (first hosted in 1929), the John Marshall Bar Association skits, the Homecoming Pageant, the Barbecue, and, of course, the Homecoming football game. the history of UF ' s started much earlier with the first Dad ' s Day in 1907 which was around a football game to more to the event. Decades later, the UF has grown to epic proportions. Every year more than just students look forward to this week full of Gator events. Alumni also enjoy Homecoming events, carrying on the tradition of Gator homecoming. These events unite those with the University of Florida, bringing together generations of gator fans who all agree that it is GREAT TO BE A FLORIDA GATOR! -Lane Cofer Left: Gator fans cheer on the start of another football season. (Photo John Cantlon) Below: This sorority celebrates the football season with their Homecoming float. (Photo John Cantlon) Above: Albert and Alberta wave to their fans crowded along the parade route. (Photo John Candon) Left: The stadium is filled with students, alumni, and other Gator fans enjoying the Homecoming football game. " I know I ' ll always laugh when I hold an elevator for someone after seeing Harland Williams flick off thousands of people at Gator Growl. " -Alok Beecum, 1LS (Photo Lane Cofer) " I went to Gator Growl and I had my parents come into town to see Bill Cosby. His humor applied to both the adults and the dents. " -Amy Wlodawski, 4LS (Photo Lane Cofer) 41 Below: SFCC Kristin Holden holds the crown for Newberry Queen of 2002. (Photo John Cantlon) Left: The Fightin ' Gator Touchdown Club has Albert wave to the parade watchers. Above: Students in this Homecoming float lead the crowds in the Gator Chomp. Homecoming 2002 was a solid week of spirited Gator activities. From the parade to the football game, Homecoming is a time for students to take pride in the and all that it stands for. The week started off with the Gator Expo where student organizations have a chance to promote their club to other and recruit new members. The clubs set up booths out on the South Lawn to offer information. Then to rev up for the parade and Gator Growl, the Blue Key gets members ready for the day ' s festivities with a banquet. The day is a busy one, starting with the two mile fun run that over 3,000 people in called Gator Gallop. Following is the two hour long homecoming parade featuring various clubs and organizations of the university and of Alachua County. Later students attend the largest student produced pep rally in the world. This year featured the comedic Bill Cosby and Harland Williams. Finally, the football game against the University of South Carolina is the hightlight of Homecoming. Gator fans pile into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to cheer on the Gators as they play the gamecocks. The Grand Finale of Homecoming occured when the Gators beat the Gamecocks 28:7, ending the week with a bang. -Lane Cofer Above: Joel Feilman, Chairman of Homecoming, waves to the crowds along the parade route as he rides by in a new Ford Thunderbird. Above: One Homecoming float shows Albert having a gamecock roast. Left: The Park Rangers lead off the parade carrying the Gator flag. Left: The cheerleaders get the crowds going with the Gator Chomp. Below: P.K. Yonge volleyball players ride with a blow up Albert in their Homecoming float. 43 town with energy Homecoming went to the Wes Platt Jennifer Lowry Above: Many students express their views about the war on posters. (Photo Jose Otero) Left: Pi Beta Phi shows their support for the war effort by hanging a banner outside their house. (Photo Lane Cofer) Below: Some from UF chose to particpate in an anti-war in Washington, D.C., with of other Americans with the war in Iraq. The Fall 2002 and Spring 2003 semesters have been a time of realization in the lives of students at the University of Florida and all over the country. For the first time, many students are experiencing a war when they are old enough to understand what is going on. While many college students may vaguely remember the Gulf War, they were too young to truly understand the situation. As the family and friends of some of the students were called to action, students began to understand war in the first account as the United States decided to bring down the Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. Leading up to and during the war, there were opposing opinions about the of such a fight. Many supported the efforts toward President Bush ' s " Project Iraqi Freedom " while many others took a pro-peace stance. Still others were unsure what cause to stand for, in shock of the situation at hand. Many students against the war demon- strated their views in silent protests on campus as well as protests in Florida and in Washington, D.C. Two UF students, Geoff Hahn, 4CSE, and Cindy Lin, 4LS, were among demonstrating their discontent over the war. Signs were also made for protests at busy intersections against the war in Iraq. Still others participated in silent protests for peace on campus. Students supporting Project Iraqi Freedom and the troops overseas voiced their support in debates as well as with signs and banners. Several sorority and fraternity houses their support for US troops with large banners in red, white, and blue. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity painted their lion mascot to the likeness of the American flag, to show their support for the country ' s decision to invade Iraq. While the sentiments vary about the situation with Iraq, the effect on students at UF was undivided. Students could not turn away from the current events affecting our country. Whether outwardly voicing, or personal opinions, students were greatly affected by what is often called a War Against Terrorism. " -Lane Cofer Left: Sigma Phi Epsilon shows their support for the troops in Iraq with a hand-painted banner hanging outside their fraternity house. (Photo Lane Cofer) Below: Students express their thoughts and feelings about the war in Iraq by writing their views on a wall outside of Turlington. (Photo Jose Otero) Above: Senior Eric Spunberg displays his discontent with the war at a silent protest. (Photo Jose Otero) Left: The brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon show their support for the war effort by painting their lion mascot in red, white, and blue. (Photo Jose Otero) " The war in Iraq has made an impact on my life here at UF, seeing the protesters on campus and dealing with the constant conflicts between people concerning war and peace. " -Dan Colon (Photo Jose Otero) " I really respect the troops over in Iraq fighting to keep the United States safe. " -Billy Krauss (Photo Jose Otero) ACCENT Below: A Bill Clinton supporter missed the former President ' s speech due to the large crowds. Above: Former President Bill Clinton speaks to a full house at the O ' Connell Center. were turned away once the building reached capacity. Left: Comedian Tom Green visited OF and left all the Gators laughing. For More then Forty Years, ACCENT, the University of Florida ' s Speakers Bureau, has been bringing prominent speakers to campus. The purpose of ACCENT is to enhance the education of the students at the University of Florida outside of the classroom. Students have the to hear the viewpoints, insights, and experiences of prominent public figures. They are also provided with the opportunity to engage in a and answer session at the end of each program. ACCENT is to bringing quality programs that are diverse, timely, and often in nature. Politics, sports, literature, entertainment, and cultural affairs are a few examples of the areas that ACCENT explores each semester. All of the ACCENT programs are free and open to the student body, because they are funded by student activity and service fees. As a courtesy to the local community, ACCENT are also free and open to the general public. This year could very well be one of the most exciting years in ACCENT history. This year the was honored to have the presence of 42 " President Bill Clinton. has made its mark on this by bringing of the most inspiring people of our time to the University of Florida. -Jose Otero Above: Davic, Matt, and Julie of the Real World New Orleans cast get into the gator chant at a question and answer session packed out to nearly 4,000 students in September. Left: Former President George Bush speaks at the O ' Connell Center for thousands of UF students and supporters. Below: Kevin Bright, creator and producer of the hit sitcom " Friends " on NBC, speaks at the O ' Connell Center in January for about 1,300 people. " Friends " has remained among the top five in television ratings since it aired in 1994. Above: Pat Buchanan, Reform Party presidential candidate, promotes his platform in October at the UF Center of Performing Arts. Left: Green Party candidate Ralph Nader talks at the O ' Connell Center in October about how corporate money has ruined the presidential race. Nader ' s lecture drew about 2,000. " Being a part of ACCENT gave me the opportunity to meet former Daniel Rudewicz Phil Kohl Below: Dancers play all sorts of games to entertain themselves during Dance Marathon. (Photo Jose Otero) Left: Several participate in a Limbo contest, just how low they can go. (Photo Jose Otero) Above: Dancers take turns skipping rope. (Photo Jose Otero) Dance Marathon at the of Florida is an annual 32-hour event benefiting the patients of Shands Children ' s Hospital at the University of Florida. Over 550 students stay awake and on their feet to raise money and awareness for the Children ' s Miracle Network. In the eight years of Dance Marathon at UF ' s existence, close to $850,000 has been donated making Dance Marathon the largest student-run philanthropy in the Southeastern United States. This year the event was held on April 5 and 6 Dance Marathon had many sponsorship by companies like Dominos Pizza, Subway, Bellsouth, Apple and Cox communications. Dance Marathon dancers are required to be on their feet for over 32 hours. These have a variety of activities planned Ole for them throughout their Marathon Students could be playing some ping pong, surf the internet, have a food eating contest, and play a variety of video and board games. While passing the time, the OF Dazzlers and perform in order to get the DM dancers moral up. Many live bands and Dj ' s come and play music to keep dancing the night away. After the 32 hour event came to a close the was made of who won the spirit cup and the grand total raised. This year winner were tied between Pi Beta Phi and Chi Omega. Dance raised $242,747.66. -Jose Otero Left: Dancers keep active by playing a game of fuzball. (Photo Jose Otero) Below: Over 500 dancers fill the O ' Connell Center dancing for the Children ' s Miracle Network. (Photo Jose Otero) at, happy to help support Children ' s think it ' s a really great cause and we all should strive to help out whenever we Melissa Miller (Photo Jose Otero) " I was on the staff for the I Marathon and sure that all dancers were vated and sal, times. -Catherine Mitchell (Photo Jose ( Above: Michael Coogan wins the pie eating contest. (Photo Jose Otero) Left: Gators break it down on the dance floor. (Photo Jose Otero) In the early 1900 ' s, the first football game takes place in Gainesville, Florida. Today, all football games are played in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in where the capacity is for 88,500 spectators. (Photo: Sesquicentennial Committee) Mt One Class At A Time Above: Concentrating hard. Michelle Chatman anticipates the score. (Photo: Media Team Links) Right: During a baseball game. Alfred A. McKethan stadium is at its capacity with Gator fans. (Photo: Media Team Links) Left: During a meet, Gabriel Mangabeira competes against his other opponents. (Photo: Media Team Link) As the season opener kicked off, and the blue and vibrant orange filled the Ben Hill sands of loyal Gator fans waited anxiousl new era in Gator football...the Zook Era. long established football tradition here at the team rushed out onto the field with As the game drew to a close, the Gators Alabama and, to the surprise of many, Florida record for receiving yards; Taylor Jacobs former record by receiving 246 yards. the sold-out stadium cheering, there was I would win the game, but the question re The Convincing 51 to 3 final score was of the upcoming season as the Gators, Zook, began a new season on Florida doubt extinguished, we can only hope tha of things to come. familiar shades of royal I Griffin Stadium, for the dawning of a fine example o the he University of lorida, thing in mind, ictory. the University of a thirty-three ear old Jacobs decimate the the band playing and doubt that the ained, by how hopeful foreshad s wing er new Head Coach Ron Zook I Clockwise from left: (Above) Number 6 Taylor Jacobs breaks the 33-year Florida record for number of yards received in one game. (Above right) Number 5 Ernest Graham rushed 182 yards versus UAB, the sixth hundred yard effort of his career. (Right center) Mike Nattiel takes down one of UAB ' s defensive line. (Right) O.J. Small receives the ball and begins to drive it up the field. Clockwise from left: (Left) Number 5 Ernest Graham runs the ball down field as the offense holds back the UM defense. middle) Number 9 Guss Scott breaks blocks a UM punt and runs the ball to the Miami 11-yard line. (Left-bottom) Rex Grossman prepares to throw the ball down field in hopes of scoring a touchdown. (Below) Runningback Ran Carthon tries to get through the UM defense. 16 : 41 University of Miami was ranked number one on very poll in the nation, the then number six Gators went me with a fervor that is rarely matched. The fans, as nto the festivities by not losing faith in their hometeam was a matchup hasn ' t been seen in over a decade, eam spirit days before the game. The few Hurricane cries, were heard campus. With the momentum of the Gators refused to give up he last quarter. But, the Miami Hurricanes Gators and thus Coach Ron Zook and at of the new season. Shaken but not sparked for the remainder of the e gave the Gators a chance to evaluate venal changes. Yet, despite the loss, a as instilled in the team. Granted virtually into the well, got Gators. It but Gainesville was full of roar of G for cheers, and a throughout the city and aro game rap dly changing, the hope...fighting defeat until canes we a bit much for this team met their first defeat destroyed, a new fervor wa season. If anything, this their tactics and propose se new towards victory 53 Earnest Graham led a balanced attack with a pair of to tchdown runs to pace 12 ranked Florida Gators to a 34-6 victory over Ohio less than ideal condit ons Saturday evening. The Gators overcame early miscues and a 46-minute delay ' n the game due to lightning to rush for 163 yards on the evening while Rex Grossn an provided 202 through the air as they improved to 2-1 I eading into next week ' with Tennessee. The game started out slowly the Gators, as Grossman was intercepted on his first attempt on the game, setting up a 48-yard field goal by Kevin Kerr to give the Bobcats a 3-0 lead. Only 14 minutes after kickoff, however, heavy storm moved through the area, bringing dangerous lightning, prompting the 4 -minute delay. While the lightning eventually moved on, the ra n did not, as the teams battled through torrential downpours most the evening. The Gators finally took their first lead of the game with just under a minute remaining in the op quarter when Graham carried the ball in from 2-yards out for a 7-3 advantag . A 20-yard field goal y Kerr capped a 20-play drive for the Bobcats, before the Gators responded with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Grossman to Aaron Walker to g e them a 14-6 lead at he half. As the second half began, the Gators started to take ov r the line of scrimmage and grabbed a 21-6 lead when Ran Carthon capped a 13-play drive with a 5-yard nuchdown run. On the drive, Carthon carried the ball five times f r 27 yards and his second touchdown of the season. As the fourth quarter got urnunn erway, the Gators Ohio a slightly different look, as Grossman sprinted right and pitched to Graham on option and the Doak Walker candidate took the ball 40 yards or his second score of he game. On the evening, Graham had 60 yards on 12 carries.. il lie Green provided th final margin of victory with a I-yard scoring run midway the fourth quarte for his second touchdown of the season, as the Gato s to 70-6 at home 1990. Clockwise from left: 1 Keiwan Ratliff finds an opening in Ohio ' s defensive line and runs the ball down field. 5 Ernest Graham rellishes victory with teammate 33 Ran Carthon. 5 Ernest Graham sneaks through Ohio ' s defense. Quarterback Rex Grossman throws the pass downfield. 34 : 6 54 Counter clockwise from left: Number 33 Ran Carthon and number 8 Rex Grossman carry the ball past the line of scrimmage. Number 22 Tre Orr celebrates with the rest of the team after the decisive victory against the Volunteers. Number 94 Clint Mitchel passes through Tennessee ' s defensive line. The Gator defense puts up a block against the Volunteer ' s offense to stop UT from getting the touchdown. 30:13 A victory worth crying over! Coming into the game as the underdogs, the Gators yet again surprise both the media and fans with an amazing victory over a top five ranked team. With conditions similar to the previous game against Ohio University, the Gator; proved again that they hold the advantage when it comes to playing in wet weather. Following a scoreless first quarter, the Gators (3-1) dominated the second quarter, scoring a total of 24 points (three touchdowns and one field goal). After senior Marcus Oquendo-Johnson recovered a Volunteer fumble, quarterback Rex Grossman threw a picture-perfect pass to Carlos Perez, for a 28-yard touchdown to give the Gators a 14-0 lead. They maintained the massive lead all throughout the game; the Volunteers remained until the third quarter and didn ' t score at a 1 in the fourth. Thus, the once thought underdog team came thrc ugh to surprise the most disgruntled of fans. This particular victory makes Coach Ron Zook the first coach in OF history to beat a top-five team on the road. 55 A game that kept the fans on the edge of their seats all the to the final play, the number seven Gators came through with win against the then undefeated Kentucky Wildcats. The Gators the first half of the game leading the way, 25-7; that , until the third quarter. Though frightening when the team gave up four touchdowns in an eight minute span, the Gators came out a 25-28 fallout late in the third quarter to a revitalizing fourth quarter, when the came back and secured the win. Overall a historic game for both teams, Tayler Jacobs had a career high of 12 catches for 18 ' yards, while Rex Grossman racked up 375 yards and two touchdown passes; also, the Gator offense mustered 509 total yards. Yet , the Wildcats would not let the Gators take this one without a with only five minutes remaining in the game, Wildcat team me ber Dereck Abney became only the seventh man in NCAA hist to return both a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in the same game. Inevitably, this game showed that the Gator ' s fire for victory is still burning. Clockwise from left: Running back number 32, Willie Green tries to avoid being tackled while running the ball down field. An avid fan shows his support for the Gators. Running-back Ernest Graham, number 5, runs through the Kentucky defense. Quarterback number 8 Rex Grossman is embraced by a coach after the heated victory. Counter clockwise from left: Head coach Ron Zook glares and fellow coaches and team members. The Gator defense stops Ole Miss dead in their tracks. Number 23 Carlos Perez catches the ball and starts running the ball towards the end zone in hopes of scoring a touchdown for the the Gators. Number 19 Matt Jackson charges through Ole Miss ' defense...Gator style. 14-17 Back in against fans. Th had though Rebels first up for a for quarterback endzone last faithful the team. Oxford Mississippi Miss certainly expected champion coming together seemed the Gators mission, the Rebels our-yard touchdown . Minutes later, Rex Grossman bring the score of the games who made the The Gators lost for the first time since 1994, the game as a big miss for both the team and for of this match-up, the number 6 Gators as a team throughout the game. at the half, with a 14-2 lead, the eless throughout the second half. On the intercepted a pass from Grossman, setting , and thus began the overall debaucle Miss again intercepted a pass from and ran twenty-four yards into the o 14-17, in favor of the Rebels. As the lied on, all hope was lost for those drive all the way to Mississippi and for first SEC game of the season. hopeless the 2-1 SEC. Just LSU Tigers and started with quarter alone, he trying to regain the ort in hopes of a other SEC loss both the team new nse was ranked number rd quarter struggles ame and the team wing the game, news question Florida ' s in over a there still hope for the as, only time tell. From the dawning of the first quarter, all Gators, whose record stood at 4-2 overall into the game, the Tig ers brushed past a 13-0 lead. With two interceptions in the Tigers felt an early edge in the game. fans ' faith, the Gators put forth their best el victory; yet fate was against the team and a determined, thus putting a lot of pressure of head coach Ron Zook. Granted, LSU ' s one in the nation at the time, the Gator ' s continued throughout the remainder of the remained scoreless in the second half. papers, fans, and sports television began to program this year. With their worst season decade, the Gators fall 4-3, 2-2 SEC. But, struggling Gator ' s in the games to come? 7 : 36 Clockwise from left: Number 9 Guss Scoot prepares to catch the oncoming ball then run it down field. The Gator defense slams into LSU ' s offense, thus stopping any further scoring. Yet again, UF ' s defense tries to stop LSU from reaching the end zone. A member of the Tigers finds the loose ball during a Gator fumble. 58 Counter clockwise from left: Coach Ron Zook gives the team a little pep talk from the sidelines as the team falls behind early on in the game . Number 5 Ernest Graham takes a dive into Florida Field after making a run downfield. Number 6 Taylor Jacobs gets a piece of Auburn ' s defensive line. A dog-pile of players searches for loose the ball. 30:23 Granted are all a little partial to our home town boys, but the overtime victory over Auburn helped the stumbling Gators regain their fans ' faith and yet again managed to shock both and journalists around the nation. Ranked number 24 at the time, the Gators were again determined to be the underdog of the game, but would this game give the Gators their first losing season in years? The team not. Another nail biting match, fans were shocked when Auburn held the lead close to the end of the fourth quarter, but the Gator offense and defense came through the last minute touchdown the drove the game into overtime. The Tigers had the coin toss for ovetime and opted to give the Gators the run at offense; on third and ten, Rex Grossman hit up Tayler Jacobs in the middle of the endzone for the much needed victory-sealing touchdown. But the final sealant came when Auburn ' s quarterback fumbled the ball, and Ian Scott fell on the ball securing the victory. 20 : 13 And again, Florida manages to upset an defeated, top-five ranked team; Georgia fell 12-20 to the Florida Gators at Altel Stadium in Jacksonville- a game reknown as the world ' s largest cocktail party. Trailing at the half, Rex Grossman an 89-yard pass to hit Ben Troupe with a yard touchdown giving the Gators the lead that they woul hold for the remainder of the game. Having beaten the Bulldogs in 12 of the last 13 matchups, this game was particularly for the of the program here at Florida. But tradition held true and 22nd ranked Gators toppled 5 Georgia. coach Zook before the game, " This is one of those games you can records out. It ' s a rivalry in the true sense of a rivalry. " Stuggling to maintain itself, the Gators managed to prove selves once again, as with Tennessee and Auburn, that you don ' t mess with the Florida Gators. Following is victory, coach Ron Zook became the first Florida Football coach to defeat two top five ranked teams in his inaugeral season Clockwise from left: Number 38, Matt Piotrowicz kicks the ball for a field goal. Defensives, number 57 Bobby McCray and number 94 Clint Mitchell both reach for the pass from the quarterback with hopes of lots of yard gainage. SS, number 9 Gus Scott is taken down by the tough Georgia defense, number 84 Ben Troupe breaks through Georgia ' s defense and puts the Gators closer to the endzone. Counter clockwise from left: Number 5 Ernest Graham pushes his way through Vanderbilt ' s defense. Number 50 Mike Nattiel (lineback) gets up close with a member of Vanderbilt ' s defensive line. Number 23 Carlos Perez tries to avoid being tackled and runs the ball even further downfield. Number 50 Marcus Oquendo-Johnson slams into the Vanderbilts offensive line. 21:17 Florida made a pivotal second; to remain in the steak to three in Nashville the Gators fought hard thing, the Gator defense muster up 94 passing early it the game, when score for the Gators by to the Commordores ' on that a Gator made his fir controlled the ball in the Gator ' s defense stopped yard line to preserve the the game, although Vanderbilt and there- they only score not loss for Florida ' s season, last two regular season down stand with little over 90 as the Gators ran their winning Now 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the SEC, their victory over Vanderbilt. If true, only allowing Vanderbilt The defense got things going fairly ophomore Cory Bailey made the first tecepting the ball and running it 24 yards yard line (the second time in two games career interception). The Commodores last few minutes of the game, but the hem dead in their tracks on their own 39 in. The Gators held the win throughout rbilt did pick up a few touchdowns here d once in the second half. Perhaps all is on this year as the team heads into their mes. Continuing their winning streak to four ga over the South Carolina Gamecocks for a worth seeing. Following the legendary Gator Bill Cosby, the Gators virtually promise a victory Rex Grossman fired four touchdown pass gators to victory over the Gamecocks. In Georgia for the SEC East title, many fans Georgia Auburn game on mini-television Stadium; the Gator ' s held up their end of burn Tigers couldn ' t hold the Georgia Bulldog minutes of the game, thus slightly dampen home. For the game, the Gator defense surrendering less than 300 yards for the games. The Gators finished with over 400 Earnest Graham leading with 81 of those. glitter of homecoming, the Gators put forth worth the arrival of over 100,000 fans into , the Gators to homecoming victory Growl, featurin Bill for their anxiou fans. to lead the 14-ranked competition also watching the Ben Hill Griffen bargain, but the Auburn dogs and lost in finals the excitement here at performing up to par, time in their SEC offensive, all of the and a show that was the Gainesville 28 : 7 USC Clockwise from left: Number 82 Aaron Walker gets sacked by the Gamecocks defense. Ran Carthon, number 33, catches the pass and prepares to head downfield to the South Carolina endzone. number 8 Rex Grossman passes the line of scrimmage and makes the run for himself. number 94 Clint Mitchell shows the Gamecocks what Gator defense is all about. Clockwise from left: (Left) Taylor Jacobs pulls in the ball. Bottom) Patrick Dosh celebrates the last score. (Bottom) Ernest Graham runs the ball down field as the offense holds back the FSU defense. Florida Stat quarterback Chris Rix threw two touchdown passes to Anquan Boldin and ran for 83 yards as the Seminoles won for the eighth straight time in Tallahasee with a 31-14 victory over the Gators. Florida State outrushed the Gators with 225 yards on the ground. FSU freshman tailback Leon Washington ran for best 134 yards. The Seminole defense held Florida to just 83 rushing yards, with Earnest Graham leading the Gators with 82 yards on 17 carries. Rex Grossman his 16th 300-yard passing game of his career. He set a new school record previously by Shane Matthews, who had 15 300-yard passing games. Florida put the points on the board first with a 27-yard field goal by Matt Leach with 10:35 remaining in the first quarter. Florida State responded its own field goal when Xavier Beitia nailed a 36-yarder. The Seminoles scored the first touchdown of the game with a seven-yard run by Washington, giving the noles a 10-3 lead. The Gators were forced to kick a 37-yard field goal with 10:56 remaining it the second quarter. Leach nailed the kick, and the Gators were down by four. FSU responded with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Rix to Boldin and the Notes headed into halftime with a 17-6 lead. In the third quarter, Florida ' s drive ended prematurely when Grossman a pass to tight end Aaron Walker. Walker tipped it into the hands of Kendyll Pope, whos 13-yard interception return gave the Seminoles a 24- 6 lead. The interception broke Grossman ' s streak of 118 consecutive passes without an interception, only three shy of the school record held by Danny Wuerffel. With less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter, Grossman, led the Gators on an 84-yard touchdown drive to cut the deficit to 10. Grossman threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to O.J. Small and Taylor Jacobs caught a Grossman pass for the point conversion. Florida State sealed the win with another touchdown pass in the beginnig a of the fourth quarter. Rix connected with Boldin for a 19-yard touchdown pass and Beitia made the extra point for the margin. Above: 8, Rex Grossman, gets tackled in his final game as a Gator. Despite the loss, many records were broken. it ' s all good... As the 2002 season sadly drew to a close, so did the hopes and aspirations of a team that had seen both the ups and the downs of the college football world. defeated several top-ranked teams, yet faltering to several opponents, the Gators had their final hopes set on the Outback Bowl in Tampa. Those hopes would be further dashed by the Michingan Wolverines. Having held the lead for part of the game, the Gators lost control in the final quarter when the scored an infamous that more or less secured the game. With a final score of 38 to 30, one must admit that the game was a nail biter, always close, never a landslide. Despite the loss, several records were broken, including: total score for both teams (68), most plays by both teams (159), most points by a single player (24- Chris Perry, Michigan), and most touchdowns by both teams (9). Despite the record setting game, Gator quarterback, Rex Grossman, opted to sign with the NFL for next season, thus leaving one of the most positions in college football open to a new commer for next season. So, despite losing the last game of the season, the Gators can be proud of their accomplishments all the same. As a last hurrah for the football we say " It ' s all good boys, better luck next year! " Top to Bottom: 11, O.J. Small attempts to break through Michigan ' s defensive line. 5, Ernest Graham flies down the field with a as a cape. The Gator offence once again foils the opponent ' s defense. ...together they outperformed opponent after opponent to what some may call their most successful season ever. Although they did not bring home their eighth consecutive tournament title, their overall record of 10-10-2 says a lot about these Lady Gators. Following a successful season, the team had another to be proud of, two seniors, Danielle Murphy and Jordan Kellgren, were named to the 2002 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South region teams. Both of whom played every minute of the season for the Gators. Kellgren also became the first Gator goalkeeper to be named to the All-SEC first team in the program ' s history. Along with these nominations came the news that three teammates would be named to the 2002 All-Southeastern Conference teams. The Gators ' two senior co-captains – goalkeeper Jordan Kellgren and defender Danielle Murphy – were both named to the All- SEC first team; also, Junior forward Robin Fulton is a member of the All-SEC second team. With these honors and this meaningful season, the Ladies of Gator soccer hope to make a run for the NCAA championship again in the near future. -Gordon Owen 2002-2003 Women ' s Soccer Team Front Row: Colleen Donovan, Mindy Mulvihill, Robin Fulton, Ariel Bright. Monica Hoyles, Jordan Kellgren, Jennifer Scott, Stephanie Vukovich, Crystal Frimpong. Lindsey Affolter, Lindsey McBride Second Row: Jessica Young, Natalie McGill, Megan McMillian, Danielle Murphy, Stephanie Freeman, Danielle Rust, Christine Johnson, Kara Rao, Kelley Visentin, Dena Floyd, Mary Ebert, Katie Johnston Back Row: Marilyn Walker, Mike Vaes, Hall Hunt, Becky Burleigh, Vic Campbell, Casey Hamel, Jamie Garside, Jen Gardner, Candace Rivers, Cherry Pickman, Ashley Kellgren, Steve Springthourpe, Matthew Stubbington. Jon Fetter Kristen Sutton Top: Senior her goal. Mid Ashley Kellgren ball. Stephanie Freeman ball defends Sophomore heads the Sophomore man drives the down the field. Bottom: Going against her opponents, sophomore Christine Johnson kicks the ball away from the opposing team. Scoreboard Overall (10-10-2) SEC (5-3-1) Jacksonville University Won (7-0) Michigan Lost (0-2) Cincinnati Lost ( 1 -2) Connecticut Won (3-2) Nebraska Won (1 -0) Syracuse Won (2-0) Duke Lost (1-2) Santa Clara Tie (2-2) Stanford Lost (0-4) Florida State Lost (1-2) South Carolina Lost (0- 1 ) Vanderbilt Won (3-0) Kentucky Lost (0-3) Louisiana State Tie (1-1) Arkansas Won (2-1) Tennessee Won (2-1) Georgia Won ( I -0) Alabama Won (2-0) Auburn Lost (0-1) Clemson Lost (2-5) South Carolina Won (2- 1 ) Louisiana State Won (2-1) Tennessee Lost (1-2) Left: Protecting Her Goal, Jordan Kellygren grab her opponents pass. Freshman Anthony Roberson takes advantage that the court is clear and goes up for the perfect game score. Scoreboard Overall (25-8) SEC (12-4) Midwest All-Stars Won EA Sports Won Louisana Tech Won Eastern Illinois Won Coastal Carolina Won Stanford Lost Kansas Won Vest Virginia Lost Florida State Won South Florida Won Maryland Won Miami Won Charleston Won Bethune-Cookman Won Florida A M Won Mississippi State Won Georgia Won Tennessee Won South Carolina Won Vanderbilt Won LSU Won Arkansas Won Kentucky Lost Alabama Won Ole Miss Won Tennessee Lost New Orleans Won Vanderbilt Won South Carolina Won Auburn Won Georgia Lost Kentucky Lost LSU Lost Sam Houston Won Michigan State Lost (113-63) (91-79) (76-55) (99-65) (88-45) (65-69) (83-73) (66-68) (58-57) (68-52) (69-64) (94-93)- (74-62) (99-64) (91-58) (74-66) (66-63) (77-64) (77-75) (87-75) (70-53) (77-76) (55-70) (75-56) (74-55) (59-66 ) (77-48) (77-44) (96-63) (73-70) (81-82) (67-69) (61-65) (85-55) (46-68) Overtaking his opponent, Brent Nelson drives the ball down the court in order to score. ...experience developed out of the 2002-2003 basketball season for this select group of atheletes. Granted, the season started out ordinary, but as time progressed, the Gators and fans alike soon realized that not only were they rapidly climbing the coaches polls, were fast approaching the number one slot. Making them the best in the nation! There was never a dull moment in the O ' Connel Center, especially amid the glorious days at number one. Students camped out days in advance to get admission into games and assure themselves seats to watch their fearsome team anihilate any opponent that stood in their way. The Roudy Reptiles surely liv ed up to their well-deserved title this season. Several school records were also set this year, including best opening record (18-2, 7-0 SEC) and they also tied the record for longest winning streak at fourteen. Also, the record for most home w ins was set at 19. Also, several players made names for themselves as they steadily earned honors and awards for their play. Head Coach Billy Donavan once said, " I am very happy with our guys and the way they competed and played. " With a season like this, we look forward to even more victories next year. -Gordon Owen Top: Freshman goes for the Senior Justin Hamilton defends his Senior Matt the lay-up. Matt Walsh Middle: Bottom: goes for 2002-2003 Men ' s Basketball Team Top Row: Matt Walsh, Christian Drejer, David Lee, Adrian Moss, Bonell Colas, Matt Bonner, Mario Boggan Front Row: Seth Haimovitch, Chris Capko, Justin Hamilton, Brett Nelson, Anthony Roberson, Rashid Al-Kaleem ...comes to mind when one thinks of the Lady Gator Basketball team this season. With a new coach and numerous new players, this season can most definitely be labeled as a rebuilding year. Coming into the season, Coach Peck remained positive, " Never in my wildest dream did I ever think that the opportunity that has presented itself at Florida would happen to me, or at least happen to me so soon. I am extremely excited. " As the season opened with new head coach Carolyn Peck, the team was opticmistic about their upcoming games and hoped to secure victory. Of course, as the season progressed, they soon learned that something had to change if the Gators wanted to win at least one SEC game this season. Luckily, that game came on senior night as these ladies toppled Ole Miss in the O ' dome. As the season came to a close (with a 1-13 SEC record), the team took time to reflect on lessons learned this year and planned for a better start next season. " Humble beginnings " are definitive words for this newly remodeled Gator team and we hope to see great things from them in the near future. -Gordon Owen 2002-2003 Women ' s Basketball Team Front Row: Tishona Gregory, Sarah Lowe, Kelly Stevenson, and Danielle Santos. Back Row: Ash ' lea Moore, Tara Taylor. Tamia Williams, Bernice Mosby, Dalila Eshe, Trish Patterson, Vanessa Hayden, Brittany Davis and Courtney Cooper. Top:. Tamia Williams for the shot. Tishona Gregory Bottom: looks Williams goes Tishona fends the ball. Kelly Stevenson, pass the ball. Bottom: A member of the Women ' s team tries to surpasses her opponent to score. Scoreboard Overall (9-19) SEC (1-13) Stockholm Won (88-58) Lamar Won (91-42) South FLorida Won (70-59) Florida State Won (80-69) UC Santa Barbara Lost (70-73) Long Beach State Won (72-69) Miami Won (76-67) Houston Lost (60-71) N.C. State Lost (77-81) Central Won (72-48) Oregon State Lost (48-49) Massachusettes Won (78-70) Virginia Won (81-68) Ole Miss Lost (72-74) Georgia Lost (62-105) Arkansas Lost (45-84) Tennessee Lost (53-94) LSU Lost (54-94) George Washington Lost (55-74) South Carolina Lost (64-78) Mississippi State Lost (54-83) Tennessee Lost (40-79) Auburn Lost (51-62) Alabama Lost (65-69) Kentucky Lost (47-49) Vanderbuilt Lost (58-64) Ole Miss Won (78-64) Georgia Lost (67-76) Vanderbuilt SEC Lost (58-74) Left: Aggressiveness was the key to playing a great defense. Kelly Stevenson runs down the court in order to score. womens volleyball As the season opened, fans knew that much was in store for this talented team, but little did they know how far that success would carry them. Flawless in the SEC and virtually undefeated overall with a record of 35-3-1. Team unity, talent, and the desire to win all attributed to the teams success this season. Besides this impressive record, the lady Gators also took home several individual awards. Honors which included: SEC player of the year, SEC coach of the year, and four All-SEC honors. Also, three of the players were named Volleyball all-Americans. Perhaps most significant to the Gators continued success this season was their undefeated record in the SEC and winning their fifth consecutive SEC Championship. Following regular season play, the team landed the fifth seed in the NCAA tournament (which was hosted here at the O ' Connell Center). They gave an awesome in the tournament, sweeping virtually every opponent until making it to the final four. Although they lost to the University of Southern California in the Final Four, these Lady Gators proved a lot to themselves, their coaches, and to their fans. " We ' ve said all along this is the most talented team we ' ve ever had at Florida, " said Head Coach Mary Wise. -Gordon Owen 2002-2003 Women ' s Volleyball Front Row: Lauren Moscovic, Jen Mandes, Captain Nicole McCray, Rachel Engel, Amy Cruz Back Row: Nick Cheronis, Lisa Moore, Laurie Doody, Rita Nelson, Jane Coollymore, Taylor Williams, Benavia Jenkins, Jacque Robinson, Sherri Williams, Ellen Rehme, Michelle Chatman, Arlisa Hagan, Katie Grube, Mary Wise, Marilyn Walker Top: Michelle Chatman sends one flying 9, Aury Cruz torn: Taylor Williams Jane Collymore doubleteam the Chatman, 7, back. Middle: one. 22, and 33, ball. Photo Below: Battling for the win, Aury Cruz hits the ball over the net in order to score. Photo By Left: Jen Mandes slam the ball back towards the oppo- nent. Such blocks as these helped the Gators win an- other SEC title. Photo By UAA Scoreboard Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Lost (0-3) Won (3-I) Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won (3-2) Won (3-0) Won (3-I) Won (3-0) Won (3-1) Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won (3-1 ) Won (3-0) Won(3-0) Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won(3-01 Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won(3-0) Won(3-01 Won (3-0) Won (3-1) Won (3-0) Lost (2-3) Won (3-0) Won (3-0) Won (3-1) Won (3-0) Von (3- Lost (1-3) Overall (34-3) SEC (16-0) UAB Rhode Island Illinois Southerna Clifornaia Oral Roberts Brigham Young Ohio Standford Penn State American Florida State Mississippi Mississippi State Georgia Tennessee Mississippi State Mississippi LSU Arkansas Kentucky South Carolina Georgia Tennessee Alabama Auburn South Carolina Kentucky Kentucky Georgia Arkansas Illinois State Northern Iowa Florida State Central Florida South Florida Temple Washington State Southern California 91 Above: Three demonstrate which this team records an for Florida By UAA a or Gymnists ways in has set has raised the Photo Breaking records and formulating new tactics to topple the most threatening of foes are just part of the annual routine for these Lady Gators. The Gator Gymnasts, like most Florida athletic teams, had high hopes for this season. With a new coach and several new athletes, this year ' s program has plans to strive for perfection. Gymnast Lindsey Miner said, " The desire to be a perfectionist keeps my goals high and it really drives me. It could be a downfall also, I get frustrated very easily. " With several new competitors, the team also welcomed Mrs. Rhonda Faehn as head coach. Bringing years of experience to - and a rec ent Olympic appearance - Rhonda hopes that her experiences and honors will further this program to new heights. In their opening match at the Super Six Challenge, the Lady Gators placed third and then went on to a six-game winning streak before losing a match. Within that winning streak came a record setting match at the " Be My Gator Night, " against Denver University and Iowa State University, when the Lady Gators made a team score of 197.45, shattering previous university records. Following this the team was anxious to see how far they could stretch their athletic abilities to strive for other record setting victories. -Gordon Owen 2002-2003 Gymnastics Team Below: Senior Linsey Miner won the first around title of her career a collegiate-best 39.525. will be missed as she from the team this season. PhotoBy UAA Scoreboard Missouri, Central Michigan JF (194.175), CMU (189.375), SE MO St. (187.15) uperSixChallenge(Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Penn . UCLA) (GA 196.525) UA (195.725), UCLA (195.65), UP 19.60). (193.825), PSU (193.375) kentucky Lexington. 94.40 , 193.35 (UK) Stanford, Illinois Chicago, Penn State Gainesville, 196.90 . 195.70 (SU), 125.325 (PSU). 194.175 (UIC) Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 196.925 (UA), 194.95 (UP) Georgia, Maryland. loon State Gainesville, FL UGA (196.30), UP (196.10),lSU (194.975), UMd (192.925) Auburn Auburn. AL 195.35 (AU), 195.30 (UF) Sat Mar 16 Utah Salt Lake City, UT SU Gainesville, FL 9:00PM(ET) - 196.75 (Utah), 195.25 (UP) 94.925 (UF), 194.75 (LSU) SEC Championships Birmingham, AL Michigan Ann Arbor, MI UGA (197.025), CA (196.925), UF (196.425). LSU (196.225). UK (194.325), AU (194.325) 97.00 (UM), 195.425 (UP) NCAA Regionals Baton Rouge, LA pkOklahoma Norman, OK LSU (196.45), UF(195.90).lSU (195.40), CMU (193.675), UNH (UP) 193.925 (193.075), Illinois St (189.975) 95.475(0U), NCAA Championships Tuscaloosa, AL 8:00PM(ET) CBS UA (197.30), UCLA (197.10), Stanford (196.05), Minn (195.70), UP (195.675), OSU (192.925) Above: This member of the gymnastics Team proudly displays her flexibility skills. Prior to SEC play, this revamped team had to prove itself to many people. With many new players on this year ' s roster, the Gator Baseball team had a lot of work ahead. Originally unranked in the poles (a first in eight years for the baseball program), it didn ' t take long for the Gators to step up and join the nation ' s best. After several games into the season though, the future looked bright for this promising team. After a month into the season, the team was 9-1 with much more victories anticipated. Several qualities that the Florida Baseball team strives for while yearning for victory are: success, commitment, to excellence, family atmosphere, enthusiasm, emphasis on academics, first class attitude, community environment, hard work, and doing things the right way. -Gordon Owen Top: Outfielder: Mario Garcia ( 22) and catcher Greg Quatrino ( 46) practice for the approaching game. Middle: 17, Randy Putnel winds up for the pitch, with hopes of striking out the person at bat. Bottom: 1, Jonathan Tucker scoops up a ground ball. By AA 2002-2003 Baseball Team Overall (34-19-1) SEC (13-16-1) Mercer Won (15-5) Mercer Won (22-2) Charleston Southern Won (10-9) Miami Lost (2-9) Miami Won (5-3) Florida A M Won (17-2) Hofstra Won (17-6) Hofstra Won (13-2) Hofstra Won (28-6) South Florida Won (13-12) Siena Won (11-1) Siena Won (5-4) Gardner-Webb Won (9-5) Florida State Lost (4-5) Florida State Lost (7-9) Florida State Won (9-8) Pace Won (9-2) Pace Won (12-2) LSU Lost (0-9) LSU Lost (2-3) LSU Tie (8-8) Columbia Won (24-8) Army Won (16-0) Alabama Lost (3-8) Alabama Won (6-1) Alabama Won (6-5) Spanish National Team Won (18-1) Tennessee Won (5-3) Tennessee Won (5-1) Tennessee Won (7-5) Florida A M Won (14-2) Vanderbilt Lost (1-2) Vanderbilt Lost (2-4) Vanderbilt Lost (1-4) Stetson Won (10-4) South Carolina Lost (4-9) South Carolina Lost (2-10) South Carolina Won (13-4) Bethune-Cookman Won (9-1) Georgia Lost (4-5) Georgia Won (4-3) Georgia Won (8-4) Jacksonville State Won (11-8) Auburn Lost (2-7) Auburn Won (8-6) Auburn Lost (3-4) Mississippi Lost (0-2) Mississippi Lost (3-8) Mississippi Lost (2-4) Kentucky Won (19-0) Kentucky Won (13-4) Kentucky Lost (5-7) One Above: Scoring is inevitable for the Gator Baseball team. One of the players slides into home plate for secure a run for the team. Bree Berger softball When the season opened, many were sceptical about the outcome of this season. Head Coach Karen Johns says all facets of Florida ' s game have improved for the new season. Sweeping several consecutive games led to what made this a winning season. Along with these victories came multiple awards for the players, including: two for the Getterman Classic All-Tournament team, SEC player of the week, and being ranked in the National Fast pitch Coaches poll. Jennifer Gladding was the first player to receive the national player of the year award. Despite a few loses, it would be hard to say that this season was anything but successful. They proved to themselves that as long as they keep slamming the ball into the outfield, they will ensure success for the program. -Gordon Owen Top: Ashlie gets slammed b Middle: Two work together avoid an error. Jenilee Garner to catch the har By UAA oble (catcher), the opponent. fellow Gators make sure to Bottom: 22, (outfield) dives hit ball. Photo 2002-2003 Softball Team Front Row: Stacy Rosen, Lindsay Norfleet, Maylin Prieto, Kristin Butler Second Row: Jennifer Brown, Jennifer Mossadeghi, Andrea Zimbardi, Prissie Walden, Jackie Marchetta Third Row: Asst. Coach Majeski, Volunteer Asst. Coach Crystal Boyer, Mirelis Torres, Brittani Houghton, Laura Templeton, Amanda Moore, Jenny Gladding, Jenilee Garner, Ashlie Goble, Asst. Coach Compton-Butler, Head Coach Karen Johns. Back Row: Nikki Baldwin, Mandy Schuerman, Lindsey Cameron, Amanda knowles Andrea Magma Below: Jenilee Garner slides into home plate to score a run for the Gators. Such ambition as this helped lead the team to an impressive season. Photo By UAA Left: Prissie Walden runs toward homeplate in order to score. Photo By UAA Scoreboard Overall (41-25) SEC (19-11) Central Florida Won (6-5) OT Central Florida Won (1-0) Centenary Lost (5-6) Texas- Arlington Won (5-4) OT Texas- Arlington Won (3-1) Baylor Lost (1-6) Centenary Won (14-I) Baylor Lost (0-3) Illinois- Chicago Won (11-1) Oklahoma Lost (0-2) Illinois- Chicago Won (7-2) Southern Won (8-0) UT- Chattanooga Won (4-0) Southern Miss Won (7-0) Birmingham Southern Won (11-2) Illinois Won (6-0) Oakland Won (3-I) Georgia Tech Won (9-2) Illinois Lost (0-2) Michigan Lost (1-5) North Carolina Won (2-1) OT Texas Lost (3-4) OT Texas Lost (0-I) North Carolina Won (7-I) Auburn Won (4-0) Auburn Won (9-I) Auburn Lost (0-3) Kentucky Won (8-I) Kentucky Won (10-2) Kentucky Won (9-3) Arkansas Won (2-I) OT Arkansas Lost (1-2) Arkansas Won (5-1) Ole Miss Won (6-I) Ole Miss Won (2-1) Ole Miss Won (3-2) South Florida Won (3-I) South Florida Won (9-7) Georgia Won (4-2) Georgia Lost (1-10) Georgia Won (1-0) Alabama Lost (1-2) Alabama Won (4-2) Alabama Lost (2-4) South Carolina Lost (1-2) South Carolina Lost (1-3) South Carolina Lost (1-2) Tennessee Won (1-0) Tennessee Won (2-0) Tennessee Won (1-0) Florida State Lost (0-5) Florida State Lost (3-7) Mississippi State Lost (8-11) Mississippi State Lost (3-7) Mississippi State Won (6-1) LSU Lost (0-2) LSU Won (8-4) LSU Won (4-0) SEC Tournament: South Carolina Won (6-2) Georgia Won (1-0) LSU Lost (0-1) LSU Lost (1-2) NCAA Regional: State Won (3-2) Texas- Arlington Lost (0-2) Florida Atlantic Lost (1-2) With clubs and golf bags ready, the Gator Golfers were ready for any challenge that confronted them this year, proving this by bringing home the SEC championship trophy. While many of the players had outstanding performances, freshman Brett Stegmaier led the team in the SEC championship and set the league record for the tournament. The win couples with several other university and SEC records, including: OF finishing in the top-three teams in the standings thirty times since 1965 (the most in the SEC) and the title marks the fourteenth in the programs history. Other awards this season include: SEC player of the week, SEC coach of the year, and honorable mention for the Southern Golf Association ' s Amateur of the Month. -Gordon Owen 80 Top: Camilo Villegas a hole-in-one less swing and Middle: Brett Stegmaier folk this stroke. Jordan Code tries to out of the sand. hopes for allowing a follow through. shman Brett WS through on Jordan his trapped ball Photo By UAA 2002-2003 Men ' s Golf Team Front Row: Craig Trahan, Matt Every, Robert Litsey, Jordan Code, Dwight Rogers Second Row: Camilo Villegas, Duke Butler IV, James Vargas, Asst. Coach Michael Koulianos Third Row: Butler Melnyk, Ryan Cochran, Dalton Melnyk, Brett Stegmaier, and Head Coach Buddy Alexander Not Pictured: Ari Savolainen. Above: Dwight Rogers focuses on the ball before making the swing. Photo By UAA Inverness Invitational 2 15 Inverness Invitational 115 Carpet Capital Collegiate 115 Carpet Capital Collegiate 115 Carpet Capital Collegiate 4th 15 The Preview 915 NCAA Preview 1 15 Gary Koch Invitational 5th 15 Gary Koch Invitational 1 15 0 Hooters Match Play Won 4-1 Hooters Match Play Lost 4-1 Gator Invitational 2d 15 Gator Invitational 2 15 Mercedes Benz Collegiate 315 Mercedes Benz Collegiate 5th 15 Puerto Rico Classic 6th 18 Puerto Rico Classic 7th 18 Puerto Rico Classic 5th 18 O Las Vegas Invitational 9th 15 Las Vegas Invitational 146115 Las Vegas Invitational 14th 15 Chris Schenkel Invitational 4th 15 Chris Schenkel Invitational 4th 15 AuburnRegional Preview 3 6 Atlanta Intercollegiate 1112 Atlanta Intercollegiate 1 12 SEC Championships 4th 12 SEC Championships 5th 12 SEC Championships 1 12 Top: Amanda Dick ball down the lands near the Aimme Cho surroundings, prep make it to the Jeanne Cho tries of the sand trap slams the green, where it hole. Middle: mines her for the hole. Bottom: to her ball out Photo By UAA Basking in the glorious rays of the sun on Florida ' s Golf Course are the Lady Gator Golfers, steadily practicing and preparing for match play. Despite the heat and the physical labor involved, they were ready to begin play and show the competition what it is like to be Gator Bait. With several tournament victories, the team was set for the finals. Despite weather related complications, they managed to compete very aggressively (with four of the five players placing in the top twenty) and brought home the individual title from the SEC championships (a fifth occurrence for the University of Florida Lady Golfers). With the season over, these Lady Gators now have time to reflect and focus on concerns and other issues in for next season. -Gordon Owen 2002-2003 Women ' s Golf Team Front Row: Whitney Code, Maria Camila Gonzalez, Jeanne Cho, Aimee Cho, Joy Stephenson Second Row: Brittany Straza, Amanda Dick. Head Coach Jill Briles-Hinton, Tarah Andrea Vander Lende. Asst. Coach Robin Walton Below: Aimee Cho, SEC champ, follows through her swing and examines the rou te her ball travels as it flies down the course. Photo By UAA Scoreboard NCAA Fall Preview 13th 18 Chrysler ACC SEC Challenge 3 " I2 2002 Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship 7th 15 2002 Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship 1 " 15 Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship 3 ' 15 Auburn Derby 10 ' h 13 Auburn Derby 6 ' h 13 Auburn Derby 6th 13 2003 TRW Regional Challenge 12th TRW Regional Challenge 15 ' h TRW Regional Challenge 15 ' ' 2003 Lady Puerto Rico Classic 2thl 2003 Lady Puerto Rico Classic 2003 Sun Trust Lady Gator Invitational 3 ' ' 16 2003 Sun Trust Lady Gator Invitational P ' 116 2003 Sun Trust Lady Gator Invitational 1 ' 116 2003 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic 11 ' 117 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic 1 17 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic 3 " 17 SEC Championship 3 " 12 SEC Championship 1 " I2 SEC Championship 2 ' 1 12 NCAA Central Regional 9th 21 NCAA Regional 7th 21 NCAA Regional 7th 21 Left: Jeanne Cho look to see if she if she scored. Photo By UAA 83 2002-2003 Men ' s Tennis Team Front Row: Troy Hahn, Eleazar Magallan, Oliver Levant, Ryan Sherry Back Row: Head Coach Andy Jackson, Chris McDonald, Chris Brandi, Hamid Mirzadeh, Trey Johnson, " Game... Set... Match " ! The chant that any tennis pro must not only re member but also practice; this mentality allows for a clear focus on each shot and more clear cut accuracy. As the men of Florida ' s tennis team began the season, they anticipated tough competition, but had no idea that they would virtually dominate the collegiate tennis world. Undefeated in the SEC during regular season play, the team, the coaches and the fans expected great things this year - and got what they asked for. Although the team fell short of the SEC title, they were anticipant of the NCAA finals. Finishing the regular season ranked second in the nation, they felt prepared to take on any opponent. As the finals draw near, the men ' s team hopes to win their own " Grand Slam " of sorts. -Gordon Owen Top: Hamid Mirazdeh as he scores an Middle: Chris McDonald through serve. Mirazdeh sets sending the ball net. Photo By Mirazdeh cheers essential point. McDonald his powerful Hamid for the volly, back across the AA Chris McDonald follows through on his fore-hand shot. Precision and accuracy are key to success in the game of ten Photo By UAA Central Florida Won (7-0) Furman Won (6-I) South Florida Won (7-0) Illinois Lost (0-7) Texas A M Won (6-1) Florida State Won (6-1) Miami Won (6-1) Southern California Won (4-0) California Won (4-2) UCLA Won (4-1) Illinois Lost (2-4) Ole Miss Won (4-3) Mississippi State (7-0) Arkansas Won (7-0) LSU Won (7-0) Kentucky Won (6-1) Vanderbilt Won (4-3) Duke Lost (3-4) Alabama Won (5-2) Auburn Won (5-2) Kentucky Won (4-1) Vanderbilt Lost (0-4) NCAA Regionals: UCF Won (4-0) Florida State (4-0) Georgia Won (5-2) South Carolina Won (7-0) Ole Miss Won (4-0) Tennessee Won (4-3) Georgia Won (4-0) Above: Ryan Sherry slams the ball. After winning this set, the match victory will be his. Photo By UAA 85 Top: Jennifer Magley the ball and court. Middle: undercuts the tom: Lindsay shot as the ball Magley covers it back cross Lindsay Dawaf path. sets up her approaches. The term " Champs " greatly undermines the successes of the Lady Gator Tennis this season. With a final record of 25- 2, they also dominated teh SEC tournamebnt and became the first number one ranked team in five years to actually win the title. Other honors this season include: nominations to the First Team All-SEC in women ' s tennis, SEC athelete of the week, and a number one ranking. " This feels awesome. This team has worked really hard this season and today was culmination of all that hard work, " uF Head Coach Roland Thornqvist said. " There ' s nothing like bringing home a trophy. " With the success of the Lady Gators this season, the coaches, players, and the fans alike are hopeful for a great run next year and hope to bring a national championship title home to Gainesville. -Gordon Owen 2002-2003 Women ' s Tennis Team Left to Right: Asst. Coach Dave Balogh, Julie Rotondi, Lindsay Dawaf, Julia Scaringe, Jennifer Magley, Natalie Mikolich, Head Coach Rolan Thornqvist, Alexis Gordon, Boglarka Berecz, and Zerene Reyes. 86 Below: Zerene Reyes serves up the ball. This grand slam was hopefully and ace. Scoreboard South Florida Won (7-0) South Alabama Won (7-0) Florida International Won (7-0) Miami Won (6-1) Florida State Won (7-0) Mississippi Won (6-0) Mississippi State Won (7-0) Texas Won (6-1) Arkansas Won (7-0) LSU Won (7-0 Kentucky Won (5-2) Vanderbilt Lost (3-4) Clemson Won (6-1) Wake Forest Won (7-0) Duke Won (4-3) Alabama Won (7-0) Auburn Won (7-0) Tennessee Won (4-3) Georgia Won (5-2) South Carolina Won (7-0) Ole Miss Won (4-0) Tennessee Won (4-3) Georgia Won (4-0) Left: Julia Scaringe takes the back hand shot against the opponents rally. Ahmad Jasmine the track in order to win the race. Middle: The Hurdlers compete other Florida schools at the Florida Bottom: Josh Walker jumps over the urdle to win the race. Photo by _IAA Like their female counterparts, the men have also gathered several awards and titles this season, including and SEC title. Paul Condron brought this honor to the Gators, in the pole vaulting event, as the SEC tournament progressed under rainy conditions. Overall the men placed fifth in the South Eastern Conference Tournament and only hope to progress in the future. In the indoor competition though, the men fared much better and placed second overall, falling to Arkansas by a slim margin. Perhaps the biggest change for the team this year was not in actually players in athletes, but in coaching staff. The 2003 season was Head Coach Mike Holloway ' s first season as head coach of Florida ' s Track and Field team. Having been an assistant coach for the past several years, Coach Holloway wants to see the team progress as his sprinters have in recent years. -Gordon Owen Men ' s Track Team Scoreboard Golden Flash Gala Kent, OH not scored Golden Flash Gala Kent, OH not scored Florida Intercollegiate Gainesville, FL not scored SEC Eastern Division Lexington, Ky 2nd Carolina Fast Times Meet Chapel Hill, NC not scored Gator Invitational Gainesville, FL not scored Tyson Invitational Fayetteville, AR not scored Tyson Invitational Fayetteville, AR not scored Hoosier Hills Bloomington, IN not scored SEC Indoor Championships Gainesville, FL no score SEC Indoor Championships Gainesville, FL T3rd25 SEC Indoor Championships Gainesville, FL 3rd, 105 Alex Wilson Invitational South Bend, IN Not Scored Last Chance Ditch Baton Rouge, La. Not Scored Alex Wilson Invitational South Bend, IN Not Scored NCAA Indoor Championships Fayetteville, AR T14th (6) NCAA Indoor Championships Fayetteville, AR T2nd (44 ) Above: The Men ' s Track Team pass the baton to each other during the Relay Handoff. Photo By UAA With a record setting season complete, the Woman of Florida ' s Track and Field team have set a precedent that will surely be hard to follow. Sophomore Candice Scott successfully defended her SEC title in the hammer throw competition, thereby setting a new SEC record. Among other notable accomplishments this season include: SEC athlete of the Week (Karen Freberg), MONDO Athlete of the Week (Candice Scott), USTCA Athlete of the Week H (Candice Scott), and setting several new school and SEC records. The dedication of these young ladies, who tire- lessly practice under the pulsating heat of the Florida sun, is to be admired by all. Through this dedicated work ethic, these lady Gators won the SEC Quad meet and finished high in the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Tournaments. -Gordon Owen Top: Candice Scott throws the shotput. Middle : Andrea Bliss overtakes her opponent in the hurdles. Bottom: Kristina Bratton runs her Baton. Photo By UAA 2002-2003 Women ' s Track Team Below: With great concentration, Krystel Moss jumps over the bar. Photo By UAA Scoreboard FSU Relays Tallahassee, FL Florida Relays Gainesville, FL not scored Florida Relays Gainesville, FL not scored Florida Relays Gainesville, FL not scored Florida Relays Gainesville, FL not scored SEC Quad Meet Columbia, SC 1st Mesa Classic Mesa, AZ not scored Sun Angel Classic Tempe, AZ not scored Mt. SAC Relays Walnut, CA not scored Penn Relays Philadelphia, PA not scored Penn Relays Philadelphia, Pa. not scored Penn Relays Philadelphia, Pa. not scored Florida Women ' s T F Classic Gainesville, FL 1st, 275 Seminole Twilight Tallahassee, FL not scored SEC Championships Knoxville, TN no score SEC Championships Knoxville, TN 1st, 35 SEC Championships Knoxville, TN 1st, 69 SEC Championships Knoxville, TN 1st, 159 Left: Amber Robinson runs as fast as she surpass her opponent this sprint. Photo By UAA Top: Cory Presnick moving in order Donnell Bowen records at this Daniel Parker until the end. keeps on win. Middle: attempts to set race. Bottom: runs diligently By UAA Finally, after years of falling into the shadows of the Track and Field program, Athletic Director Jeremy Foley decided to shift focus and hired a new Head Coach strictly for the Cross Country teams. After much deliberation, he found his man in Florida alum Jeff Pigg. Finding a home at his old alma mater, Coach Pigg has huge ambitions for this team and hopes to return it to National Champion stature. Honors garnished this year include: nomination to the national All-academic team (Cory Presnick) and SEC Freshman of the Year (Daniel Parker). Considering that at the beginning of the season, four of five starters for Florida were freshmen, this team shows a lot of potential; under new leadership and with the emergence of new, star-quality athletes, the fans, coaches, and administration have high hopes for the future. -Gordon Owen 2002-2003 Men ' s Cross Country Team Front Row: Alex Bloom, Klaus Freeland, Frank Glover, Rolando Ortiz, Daniel Parker, Ryan Barnett, Shane Stroup Back Row: Mellanee Welty, Moise Joseph, Donnell Bowen, Cory Presnick, Adam Sister, Ali Abiola. Brent Schneider, Jim Curby, Philip Laird, Carlos Hinojosa Jeff Pigg Scoreboard Florida State Invitational 2nd of 12 Great American XC Festival 15th of 25 Gator Invitational 2nd Pre-NCAA 22nd SEC Championship 3rd NCAA Regionals 3rd Above: After a long race, S. Zieminski wins the Cross Country meet. Photo By UAA Also under new leadership, the ladies cross country team has exceeded all boundaries previous placed. Finishing well in the SEC tournament and achieving high marks in all of their matches, the team had a spectacular year. Also, the team is relatively young compared to the stiff competition found around the nation. But the youthful vivaciousness found here at OF will prove useful in seasons to come. With impressive finishes at both the SEC and NCAA Regional, the Lady Gators are prepared for any formidable opponent who thinks they can stop them. With the same hopes and ambition for the women as for the men, Coach Pigg hopes to have this team up to par with the nation ' s elite in no time at all. 2002-2003 Women ' s Cross Country Team Front Row: Norma Vega, Jacqueline Marinai, Louise Moerch, Stephanie Swain, Carling Cookerly, Kay Lennon, Mallory Dunn, Brigette Dyce Back Row: Mellanee Welty, Mason Cathey, Amanda Schommer, Jennifer Riley, Jodi Heyens, Marie Vogler, Erika Feltz, Kamille Bratton, Kristina Bratton, Julie Schrodt, Jamie Weiler, Diane Avigne, Jessica Newton, Jeff Pigg -Gordon Owen Top: Mallory Dunn her determination the race. Louise Moerch overtal Bottom: At the meet the country Team By UAA unn continues on in winning Louise her opponent beginning of omen ' s Cross a lead. Photo Below: Going Down the Countryside, Newton continues in order to win. Photo By UAA Scoreboard Florida State Invitational 4th of 14 Great American XC Festival 23rd of 26 Gator Invitational 3rd Pre-NCAA 30th SEC Championship 6th South Region Championship 6th Left: Keeping Up her Carling Cookerly continues in order to win this meet. Photo By UAA Diving into this season with many hopes and anxieties, the swimmers and coaches alike vowed that regardless of circumstance, they would work hard and represent the University of Florida to the best of their ability - and that they certainly did. Under the direction of Head Coach Gregg Troy, the team has seen unprecedented improvement and continues to follow a similar path marked with success and future glory; finishing second in the SEC and sixth in the NCAA the team strives to continue its upward path of and accomplishment. Other accomplishments this year include Ryan Lochte ' s SEC simmer and freshman of the year awards. With several returning star athletes and a great coaching staff, the future looks bright for this team as they drive and splash their way to national recognition. -Gordon Owen 2002-2003 Men ' s Swimming Team Front Row: Andrew Greener, Mac Warren, Chris Kellam, Scott Schultz, Ian Chadsey, Phillip Norris, Matt Yacco, Ansel Tjin-A-Tam, Justin Zumsteg. Second Row: Steve Friedlander, Oliver Heinricher, Bryon Gyllstron, Elliot Meena, Jan Wolfgarten, Adam Sioui, Kris Wiebeck, Ryan Lochte, Gabriel Mangabeira, Jesus Dominguez, Nick Borreca. Third Row: Chris Comfort, Claudio Ulrich, Will Ratliff, Bernie Guenther, Greg King, Brian Hartly, Bryan Yasinsac, Carlos Jayme. Scott Kaufmann, Corey Welch, and Zach Wilcox. Top: Gabriel Mangabiera swims on his back across the pool in the O ' Connel Center. Middle: Eric Donnelly strokes his way down the pool to victory. Bottom: Chris Kellam quickly for air while in the process of competing. Photo By UAA Scoreboard LSU Won 129-95 Indian River Community College Won 170- 1I7 Penn State Won 131-96 Michigan Lost 132-109 South Carolina Won 130-104 Florida State Won 143-100 Georgia Won 130-111 Auburn Lost 119-90 Alabama Lost 128.5-108.5 Tennessee Won 122-121 Florida Atlantic University Won 150-100 Above: Adam Sioui takes a quick breath during a match. Harsh competition such as these show the fierce ability of the Gator swimmers. Photo By UAA Diver Zach Wilcox Being rebuilt is a grand understatement for this program here at the University of Florida. Since Coach Gregg Troy began his tenure here at Florida, both the men ' s and the women ' s swimming teams have seen remarkable improvement in their performances. Finishing second in the SEC Championships this year and placing high in the NCAA nationals, the team has set a tough trend to follow. Two swimmers finished in the top six of their respective categories. After sweeping several competitive teams this season and placing high in the finals on both the conference and national level, the Lady Swimmers have their hopes set high for upcoming events and matches and hope too someday, like many teams before, bring a national title home to the Swamp and stake there place in uF athletic history. -Gordon Owen 98 Top: Chantal Gibney her goggles and into the pool. Wilby and Troy sidelines and dive into action Sara McCartly takes her stroke down By UAA 2002-2003 Women ' s Swimming Team Front Row: Cerian Gibbes, Anna Chapman, Kim Ecott, Rebecca Harper, Sara McLarty, Maureen McGinty, Jessica Ranieri, Danielle Duncan, Mandy Huff. Middle Row: Casey Seland, Jessica Schrock. Diane Tennison, Katie Kennedy, Renate du Plessis, Desiree Frega, Jaime Ellis, Jamie Reid, Chantal Gibney, Jamie Tannhauser. Back Row: Blair Beard, Rawson Glover, Kristen Connor, Janelle Atkinson. Cara Teague, Meredith Green, Marietta Uhle. Vipa Bernhardt. and Nicole Bolt. gibney adjusts repares to dive Coaches stand on the the Ladies Bottom: Sara a breath during the pool. Photo Below: Janelle Atkinson shows the competition how we Floridians take care of business in the pool. Photo By UAA Scoreboard LSU Won 140-96 Indian River Cmmty College Won 167-107 Michigan Won 173-122 Penn State Won 141-87 South Carolina Won 136-102 Florida State Won 145-98 Georgia Won 137-106 Texas Won 170-128 Miami Won 135-99 Auburn Lost 125-113 Alabama Won 129-112 Tennessee Won 132-101 Florida Atlantic University Won 133-115 Left: Anna Chapman does the breast stroke down her lane. Photo By UAA 2002-2003 University of Florida Cheerleaders Anyone who has ever attended a Florida football game knows the routine. First, the roar of the stadium dulls to a barely inaudible hum -then the announces blares, " heeeeere come the Gators, " - and leading the team onto the field are none other than the cheerleaders. Outside of football, the cheerleaders also entertain at basketball games and other competitions. Don ' t let their cheery dispositions fool you; being on the team requires hours of arduous practicing and a long application process. The highly selective group of people are required to keep thousands of fans charged with Gator Spirit even in the worst scenarios- a task few would volunteer for. Yet, despite the hardships of being a team member, they still manage to maintain composure and a level of enthusiasm matched by few. -Gordon Owen Top: This Gator Cheerleader waves her pom The Gator Cheerleaders with their coact daughter Whitney the Outback 13 leaders perform . Photo By poms. Middle: stand Gene Moore ' s Bottom: At the Cheer for their UAA Below: This Gator cheerleader displays the chomping hand motion during the parade. Photo By UAA " It ' s Great To Be A Florida Gator. " Left: Running onto the field, the University of Florida cheerleaders wave their spirit flags. Photo By UAA During halftime, and virtually any other time there is a moment of silence on Florida Field, the dazzlers are there to awe and amaze the crowd with their spectacle of twirling, dancing, and performance. Often accompanying the Pride of Florida Marching Band, the dazzlers add to the overall ambiance of the Gator Football experience. Of course, it ' s hard to define such an atmosphere and to truly and tickets experience it, one must face the hassle of getting long lines, but as any avid fan will tell you, the trouble is well worth it. Similar to the cheerleaders, the dazzlers are there to keep that Gator pride pumping through the crowd. Despite inclement weather, bad plays, and rough starts, the dazzlers, the band, Mr. Two-bits, and the cheerleaders are there for support and to garnish school pride. -Gordon Owen The 2002 2003 Dazzlers overtook the campus by promoting school spirit, entering performances and outstanding attitudes. The Dazzlers are seen through it the year at football games, game; and other o Florida Below: During the Homecoming Parade, the Dazzlers wave at the crowd who came to support the Gator Spirit during homecoming. Photo By UAA Left: Some of the Dazzlers take an opportunity for a quick picture before the Men ' s Basketball game Photo By Zeta Tau Alpha Above: At one of their the Dazzler their audience. Photo By Dazzlers In 1953, the gentlemen of Pi Kappa Phi and the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha participate in the annual Roman Party. For over one hundred years Greek life has impacted the University of Florida campus. The first organization that came on campus was Tau Omega in 1885 to 1890. The reopened in 1904, along with Kappa Alpha Order and Pi Kappa Alpha. In 1948, sororities had the op portunity to open five chapters. Today, there are over fifty Greek organizations at the University of Florida. (Photo by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity) At the " No Boundaries " philanthropy event, the ladies of Delta Gamma participate in a line dance competition. Proceeds of the Event went towards PUSH America. (Photo by Jose Otero) During Fraternity Recruitment Week, Sophomore David Grishman accepts his bid for Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. (Photo By Jose Otero) During Greek Week. members of Lambda Theta Alpha and Lambda Theta Phi stand together showing their fraternal hand signs. ( Photo by Jose Otero) 105 Interfraternity Council Left to Right: SECRETARY Beau Falgout, TREASURER Daniel Perkins, PRESIDENT Brian Blank, ADMINISTRATIVE VICE PRESIDENT Eric James, MEMBERSHIP VICE PRESIDENT Jimmy Dunton, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Charles Appleby. (Photo by Jose Otero) Panhellenic Council Left to Right: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Erika Gomez, MEMBERSHIP VICE PRESIDENT Valerie Kanter, ASSISTANT TREASURER Ashley Hartsook, ADMINISTRATIVE VICE PRESIDENT Cat Outzen, SECRETARY Juliane Schutt, TREASURER Felicia Rogers, PRESIDENT Terri Porter, ASSISTANT MEMBERSHIP VICE PRESIDENT Katie Linder. (Photo by Jose Otero) Left to Right: PRESIDENT Guy Bury, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Nona Collins, TREASURER Brian ADMINISTRATIVE VICE PRESIDENT Olamide Oshikoya (Photo by Jose Otero) Multicultural Greek Council Top Row: EXTERNAL EXEC AT LARGE: Joyce Pesantez , VICE-PRESIDENT: Kimberly Lopez, PRESIDENT: Manny Dieguez, PARLIAMENTARIAN: Sonja Rosario, SECRETARY: Laura Figueroa Bottom Row: INTERNAL EXEC AT LARGE: Juliana Correal, TREASURER: Jerry Roman, HISTORIAN: Talita Star Baca. (Photo by Multicultural Council) Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority ' s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization ' s and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society civically, and economically. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was on November 12, 1922 in Indiana by seven school teachers: Mary Lou Allison Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dulin Redford, Bessie M. Downey Martin, and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler " Soaring To Greater Heights Of Around The World, " Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a leading national service organization, has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarshi p and Service. Bonding together, the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho spend some quality time during the weekend. (Photo by Sigma Gamma Rho) Nickname: S G Rho During recruitment, the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho held an about their organization. (Photo by Sigma Gamma Rho) In Downtown Gainesville, the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho gather together for a group picture. (Photo by Sigma Gamma Rho) Symbol: Mascot: 2002-2003 Sigma Gamma Rho Front Row: Magdala Ulysse, Candace Hunter, Erica Richardson, Sadie Richardson Back Row: Manoucheka Celeste, Fanya Excellent, Shani Johnson, Jarisha Williams French Toy Poodle Philanthropy: Operation Big Book Bag Chapter Size: " Great Service Great Progress. " LAMBDA RHO Chapter Sigma Gamma Rh Founded Nationally: November 12, 1922 Founded Locally: April 21, 1990 Colors: Royal Blue Antiques Gold " Together Let Us Seek The Heights. " phi Chi Omega Alpha Chi Omega sorority was founded on October 15, 1885 at DePauw The Gamma Iota chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was chartered at the University of Florida on April 2, 1949. Scarlet red and olive green arc the colors of Alpha Chi Omega. Their symbol is the lyre and their flower is the red carnation. Alpha Chi Omega ' s mascot is the angel. Our lyre pin is in the Smithsonian Museum because it was chosen as the most beautiful sorority pin. Alpha Chi Omega ' s philanthropy is " The Great Escape " which benefits Pathways, an organization that aids abused women and their children. " The Great Escape " is an ultimate frisbee in which the entire community participates. Some famous Alpha Chi Omega sisters include National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, actress Meredith Monroe, who played Andy on " Dawson ' s Creek " , and Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on " Gilligan ' s Island. " Colors: GAMMA IOTA Chapter During the OF versus UM game, the ladies of Alpha Chi Omega show their support for the Florida Gators football team. (Photo By Alpha Chi Omega) In the Fall, Elise Christopher and Jessica Goldstein enjoy themselves at the annual Alpha Chi Omega Carnation Ball (Photo By Alpha Chi Omega) Allison Walters, Katie O ' Brien, Lauren Walden and Nicole Kosko show off their Alpha Chi Omega Letters. (Photo By Alpha Chi Omega) Green Flower: Symbol: Golden Lyre Mascot: Angel philanthropy: aceful Paths Chapter Size: 140 2002-2003 Alpha Chi Omega " We Live For Each Other. " GAMMA IOTA Chapter Alpha Delta Pi Heading to a football game, the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi show Gator pride. (Photo By Alpha Delta Pi) During a Social with Sigam Alpha Epsilon, sisters of Alpha Delta Pi hug each other showing that they arehaving a great time. (Photo By Alpha Delta Pi) During Panhellenic Recruitment, the Ladies of Alpha Delta Pi welcome potential new members to their house. (Photo By Alpha Delta Pi) " We live for each other " is a phrase that the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi has lived by for more than 150 years. From the moment someone enters Alpha Delta Pi sisterhood, she is equal and a person who is cared deeply by all members. Each that is made, competition that is won and heart that is broken is met with open arms and a warm heart. Sisterhood is a friendship that goes beyond the college years. It is a bond that is unbreakable and a trust that is never ending. Alpha Delta Pi participates in various philanthropies on campus. Such events include: Pike Sigma Chi Derby Days, Pi Kapp ' s No Boundaries, SigEp ' s Surf frenzy and ATO ' s kickball tournament. The Ladies of Alpha Delta Pi was one of the first five sororities founded at OF more than 50 years ago. In Addition Alpha Delta Pi was the first social sorority establish for collegiate women across the country. Alpha Delta Pi has set the standards and continues to share that special bond with generation of college girls today. Nickname: Adelphean and A D Pi founded Nationally: May 15, 1851 ounded Locally: tember 12, 1948 Colors: Azure Blue and White lower: African Violet symbol: iamond ascot: Lion chapter Size: 184 2002-2003 Alpha Delta Pi Nickname: A E Phi Founded Nationally: October 24, 1909 Founded Locally: October 24, 1948 Colors: Green and White Flower: Lily of the Valley " Many Hearts One Purpose. " Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority was founded on October 24, 1909 at Barnard College. The Alpha Tau Chapter was chartered at the University of Florida on October 24 1948. UF ' s Alpha Epsilon Phi chapter the PHlvacious award, for best chapter and the Beth Kersten Saul award at the national convention. Alpha Epsilon Phi ' s symbols are the columns and the pearl and their flower is the Lily of the Valley. Green and White are the colors of Alpha Epsilon Ph. The Giraffe is their mascot because of its has the biggest heart and stands above the rest. Alpha Epsilon Phi ' s annual philanthropy is " Phi Hoops, " a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which the Children Burn Center. One of Alpha Epsilon Phi is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female Supreme Court Justice. Alpha Epsilon Phi sisters share a strong bond that no one can really explain, but everyone can feel. ThewWomen of Alpha Epsilon Phi are very proud the have the largest among the sororities at the University of Florida. ALPHA TAU Chapter During the Delta Phi Epsilon Philanthropy event " Deepher Dude ' ' , the ladies of Alpha Epsilon Phi support their sisters at the competition. (Photo by Alpha Epsilon Phi) During the UM versus OF football game, The ladies of Alpha Epsilon Phi cheer in support of the University of Florida Gators. (Photo by Alpha Epsilon Phi) Celebrating the winter holidays, sisters Shari Goldstein, Lean Goldman, Jenine Horwich spend some time with the gentlemen of Alpha Epsilon Pi. (Photo by Flash Foto) Alpha Epsilon Phi Symbol: Columns Mascot: Giraffe Philanthropy: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Alpha Epsilon Phi PHI GAMMA Chapter " It Takes A Good Man. " Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded to provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. They have maintained the integrity of our purpose by strengthening ties to the Jewish community and serving as a link between high school and career. Alpha Epsilon Pi ' s sterns from one source: young Jewish men banding together in allegiance. The role of Alpha Epsilon Pi has expanded since its inception in 1913. Initially, the Jewish fraternity served as a brotherhood of young men who came from similar religious backgrounds and who had the same prejudices against their religious beliefs. Alpha Epsilon Pi soon broadened its role to include serving as the living quarters for some of its members. The fraternity became a home away from home, providing the same stabilizing and guiding values that students previously gained from their families. Armed with these values, Alpha Epsilon Pi faced conditions on the college campus and survived. After a long week of classes, the gentlemen of Alpha Epsilon Pi lounge around the common areas of their house. (Photo by Alpha Epsilon Pi) Just relaxing, the gentlemen of Alpha Epsilon Pi gather around the pool area during Spring Break, with some of the ladies. (Photo by Alpha Epsilon Pi) During the Winter social with the ladies of Alpha Epsilon Phi, the gentlemen of Alpha Epsilon Pi smile for the camera. (Photo By Alpha Epsilon Pi) 2002-2003 Alpha Epsilon Pi Nickname: A E Pi ed Nationally: November 7, 1913 Founded Locally: May 12, 1951 Colors: Blue and Gold Flower: None Symbol: The Cofa Mascot: Lion Philanthropy: Magen David Adam ' s Israeli Red Cross Chapter Size: 68 " To Make Better Men and Through Them A Broader and Better Agriculture. " Alpha Gamma Rho ALPHA GAMMA Chapter Nickname: Founded Nationally: April 8, 1904 Colors: Green Gold Alpha Gamma Rho was founded on April 8,1904 at the University of Illinios. The Alpha Gamma chapter has held their charter at the University of Florida since January 9,1925. Alpha Gamma Rho ' s annual philanthropy event is " Buck Off ' to benifit the Sheriffs Youth Ranch. This year the gentlemen cosponsered it with the Ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta. The plow is the symbol of Alpha Gamma Rho and their colors are green and gol. Their flower is the pink rose. Alpha Gamma Rho is the second largest social-professional fraternity in the world, and the only at the University of Florida. Being social-professional means having all of the social aspects of a Greek letter organization, but with the additional objective to develop members professionally. The motto and primary goal of Alpha Gamma Rho is " To Make Better Men, and Through Them a Broader and Better Agriculture. " During a paint war social, the gentlemen of Alpha Gamma Rho cover dates and themselves in various colors. (Photo by Alpha Gamma Rho) Having a Great time, the gentlemen of Alpha Gamma Rho gather with the brotherhood before the social event ends. (Photo By Alpha Gamma Rho) During the football Game against University of Miami, the gentlemen of Alpha Gamma Rho support their Gator football team. (Photo by Alpha Gamma Rho) Flower: None Symbol: Plow Mascot: None Philanthropy: Sheiff ' s Youth Ranch Chapter Size: 40 2002-2003 Alpha Gamma Rho 2 Top Row: Vince Smith, Clay Archery, Robert Mack, Adam Sorrells, David Susa Front Row: John Robbins, Jay Chastain, Paul Roberts, Jeremy Butcher, Steven Woodall 112 " By Merit and By Culture. " IOTA LAMBDA Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha AKA After Initiation, the Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha gather for their chartering picture. (Photo By Alpha Kappa Alpha) In their spare time, the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha practice the steps for an upcoming stepping show. (Photo by Alpha Kappa Alpha) During the Memory Walk, the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha gather together after a long day of service. (Photo by Alpha Kappa Alpha) Nickname: AKA Founded Nationally: January 15, 1908 Founded Locally: May 17, 1975 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the first Greek lettered organization establised by a Black women ' s college, was founded on January 15, 1908 at Howard University , and it was incorporated on January 29,1913 to ensure perpetully. Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown from one ungraduate chapter to an international orgaization with a membership of more than 190,000 women. Their memberships consists of ladies of distinction and exemplary who excel in scholarship, leadership, and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is the epitome of class, grace, and finer womanhood. Alpha Kappa Alpha and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards. The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha also promote unity and among college women, strive to problems concerning girls, and women; and maintain a progessive interest in college life. Colors: Apple Green Salmon Pink Flower: Ivy Leaf Symbol: Pearl Mascot: None Philanthropy: Service to All Mankind Chapter Size: 37 2002-2003 Alpha Kappa Alpha Top Row (Left to right): (graduate member), Melissa Crum, Angela Zabawa, Marie Bros, Genette Britt, Jasmine Ervin, Tarolyn Rush, Cheriane Therveus, Renee Sterling, Leona Levy, Tiffany Williams, Rachel Waithe, Moyah Kettle, Cynthia Speights, Adrian McMillan, Takeemah Youngblood, Shajuana Neal, Crystal Dasher, Kandace King, Donnidra Sardine, Krista Howard, Tiana Robinson. Middle Row: Jeanene Griffin, Talaina Brown, Jennifer Mann, Katrice Graham, Kyante Shaw, Qiana Smith, Woodly Lovinsky, Petra Watson, Christine James, Tiffany Brown, Tarsha Luke, Alison Cooper, Jennifer Gauthier Bottom Row: Nandi Witter, Heaven Beiene, (graduate member), Gloria Bowens, Kaara Honer, Ronique Bundrage, Cecelia Hubbert, Jasmine Sainvilus. 113 " United by Chance, Bonded by Sisterhood Alpha Omicron Pi GAMMA OMICRON Chapter Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on January 2,1897 at Barnard College. The University of Florida ' s Gamma Omicron chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi was chartered on September 11,1948. Alpha Omicron Pi ' s symbol is a sheaf of wheat, and their mascot is a panda bear. The Jacquiminot fose is the flower of Alpha Omicron Piand cardinal is their color Every year Alpha Omicron Pi sponsor ' s " Mr.UF " a male pageant to benifit Aritritis Reaserch. Alpha Omicron Pi recently celebrated their 100th birthday. The 1995 Miss America, Heather Whitestone, pledged Alpha Omicron Pi. Alpha Omicron Pi sisters are very involved on campus. they hold positions in Student Government, Florida Blue Key, Gator Growl, Homecoming, Accent, among many other organizations. An Alpha Omicron Pi sister explains sisterhood best, " Sisterhood is friendship you never know you missed, but now you can ' t live without. " Nickname: Founded Locally: September 11, 1948 Colors: Cardinal Red After wining the Pi Kappa Phi " No Boundaries " PUSH America Event, the ladies of Alpha Omicron Pi gather together with their trophy. (Photo by Jose Otero) Each Year, the ladies of Alpha Omicron Pi host their annual philanthropy event Mr. UF Pageant. Proceeds of this event go to Arthritis Research. (Photo by Alpha Omicron Pi) After a long morning of shopping, sisters Stephanie Murray and Tara Craddock sit and relax before having lunch. (Photo by Alpha Omicron Pi) Flower: Jacqueminot Rose Symbol: Sheaf of Wheat Mascot: Philanthropy: Arthritis Research Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Alpha Omicron Pi " First of Servants of We Shall Transcend All. " Alpha Phi Alpha THETA SIGMA Chapter. Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color aro und the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the " Jewels " of the Fraternity, are HenryArthur Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The " Jewel " founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha ' s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity. During the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the gentlemen of Alpha Phi Alpha gather together before marching in the parade. (Photo by Alpha Phi Alpha) During the Alpha Phi Formal, the brothers gather together with their formal queen. (Photo by Alpha Phi Alpha) Founded Nationally: December 4, 1906 Founded Locally: August 9, 1973 Colors: Black 6 Old Gold Nickname: Alphas Flower: Yellow Rose Symbol: Mascot: Sphinx of Giza Philanthropy: Project Alpha Chapter Size: 21 2002-2003 Alpha Phi Alpha Front Row: Devon Martin-Smith, Keith Harve, Damian Daley, Jerry Nomorian, Rory Goodwin, David Janvier, Walter Lewis III, Edouardo Jordan Second Row: Chris Addison, Higgins Sanvil Third Row: Amidale Adeymo, Jacques Clervil, Marchello Gray, Ola Oshikoya, Kenny Moore Fourth Row: Justin Stokes, Jason Stokes, Keith Jacobs, Tarris Murrary On founder ' s day, the gentlemen of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity stand with their alumni. (Photo by Alpha Phi Alpha) 115 " Build Balanced Leaders for America ' s Communities. " ATO Alpha Tau Omega ALPHA OMEGA Chapter Founded Nationally: September 11, 1865 Nickname: ATO Founded Locally: 1885, 1904 Colors: Azure Gold Alpha Tau Omega was founded at 114 East Clay Street in Richmond Virginia Military Institution on September 11,1865. They have held their Charter at the of Florida since 1904. Originally Alpha Tau Omega was founded in in 1884, the chapter surrendered it chartered in 1890 because of the act. The University of Florida ' s Alpha Tau Omega chapter ' s name is Alpha Omega, known on campus nickname as " ATO. " Over these past 113 years of successful men have come through Alpha Tau Omega ' s doors and have part of their house. Alpha Tau Omega currently has over 140 active brothers, who participate in all aspects of college life. Their symbol is the Maltese cross and their colors are azure and gold. Their flower is the white tea rose. Alpha Tau Omega is one of three original fraternities at the of Florida. At last year homecoming, the gentlemen of Alpha Tau Omega stand on their Viking ship. (Photo By Alpha Tau omega) Right before a football game, the gentlemen of Alpha Tau Omega get hyped up for an upcoming win for the Gators. (Photo by Alpha Tau Omega) At Mardi Gras, the gentlemen of Alpha Tau Omega gather for a group picture in New Orleans. (Photo by Alpha Tau Omega) Flower: White Tea Rose Symbol: Maltese Cross Mascot: None Philanthropy: Make -A-Wish Chapter Size: 140 2002-2003 Alpha Tau Omega Alphabetical Order: Ryan Barwick, Colby Bateman, Spencer Bell, Brett Bennett, Andrew Brenner, Chris Brink, Ross Brooks, Christian Bruley, Chris Bullock, Travis, Joel Cahill, J.W. Crabtree, Crosby Crane, Chris Didier, Matt Donovan, Joel Everest, Matt Hinkle, David Hobgood, Brad March, Matt Mattox, Robbie McCormick, Butler Melnyk, David Mica, Logan Murphy, Danny Navarro, Ryan Obi, Bo Offenhauer, Justin Ownby, Scott Palmer, Nick Pell, John Pughe, Phillip Rohlfing, Taylor Schivelbein, Adam Shapiro, Will Spicola, Eric Spotts, Joe Teichert, Steven Tribble, Steve Werth, Dave Williams, Michael Williams, Paul Wilson " Stirve To Make Perfect. " GAMMA XI Chapter Beta Theta Pi Flower: Rose Symbol: None Mascot: Dragon Philanthropy: MADD Chapter Size: 36 Beta Theta Pi was founded in 1839 by 8 students at Miami University. Since then, Beta has grown to over 150 chapters. Each chapter has its own greek letters. For example, the Johns Hopkins Chapter is the Alpha Chi To belong to an organization deep with tradition and known for its It is to know that you are among some of the very best men in the world. To be a Beta is to be a member of a fraternity that " recognizes mutual assistance in the honorable labors and aspirations of life, devotion to the cultivation of the intellect, unsullied friendship, and unfaltering as objects worthy of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort " (The Constitution of Beta Theta Pi, Article I, section 2). Further, it means that you to a group of friends that will trust and respect you unreservedly and whom you can likewise trust. Most importantly, though, as a member of Beta you will have experiences and make friends that you will treasure, not only during your college days, but for the rest of your life. Visiting the Cincinnati Chapter of Beta theta Pi Tom Kastanek, Jarod Rouch, David Runyon, Ken Golic, Hans Sumner take a picture in front of the house. (Photo by Beta Theta Pi) During a Beta Theta Pi Golf Tournament, the brothers gather with head football Coach Ron Zook. (Photo By Beta Th eta Pi) On a Road Trip to Ohio,Tom Kastanek, Jarod Rouch, Hans Sumner, David Runyon, Sean Rouch gather with some ladies at a restaurant. (Photo by Beta Theta Pi) 2002-2003 Beta Theta Pi Staggered (Left to Right): Cliff Miller, Joey Lenz, John Strid, Alex Miller, Chris Hart, Jarod Rouch, David Runyon, Steven Weisser, Robert Pickett, Mark Smith, Brian Buchert, Brad Bitner, J.P. Coleman, Joe Gelfand, Austin Moore, Rich Fought, Bobby North Nickname: Founded Nationally: August 8, 1839 Founded Locally: December 12, 1930 Colors: Pink Blue " To Be Womanly Always and Discouraged Never. " ETA DELTA Chapter Chi Omega Nickname: Founded Locally: September 10, 1948 Colors: Cardinal Red 6 Straw Early in Chi Omega ' s history, the Founders chose six purposes to guide the Frate rnity. Although much has changed since Chi Omega ' s founding in 1895, these purposes have remained the same and the pursuit of their realization has made a difference in the lives of over 215,000 members. The Eta Delta Chapter of Chi Omega has always focused on the growth of its members academically, socially, and emotionally, and has always stressed the intrinsic worth of each individual. These six purposes are the cornerstones of the Fraternity and, therefore, are at the heart of our pledge program. A primary purpose of Chi O mega is the friendship shared by its members. This includes the friendship Chi Omegas share with one another, with other Greek letter societies, and with university officials on campus. To be a Chi Omega is an honor and a privilege. Although its member are diverse, all Chi Omegas share a commitment to its purposes and the ideals of Chi Omega ' s Sisterhood. This year Chi Omega was honored when sister Vanessa Dakin won 2003 Miss OF Pageant. (Photo by Chi Omega) Getting ready to go out, the ladies of Chi Omega gather for a group picture in their sorority home. (Photo by Chi Omega) Gathered together, the Ladies of Chi Omega form a circle with their bodies. (Photo by Chi Omega) Flower: Carnation Symbol: None Mascot: Owl Philanthropy: Wish Foundation Chapter Size: 170 2002-2003 Chi Omega " Let Us Steadfastly Love One Another. " Delta Delta Delta ALPHA PSI Chapter The Purpose of Delta Delta Delta shall be is to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way. It Shall Also Be The Purpose of Delta Delta Delta to promote and mutually beneficial relationships between the Fraternity, the colleges and where the Fraternity has chapters, to develop qualities of leadership among its members, and to encourage them to assume, with integ- rity and devotion to moral and democratic principles, the highest responsibilities of college women. The Alpha Psi chapter was established in the University of Florida on September 11, 1948. Each year the chapter has its annual philanthropy event Daze " which benefits the St. Jude ' s Hospital. The ladies of Delta Delta Delta have built and amazing chapter and its membership has proven to be a rewarding experience. During their annual Pine Party Social, the Ladies of Delta Delta Delta gather for a Picture before the nights event was over. (Photo by Delta Delta Delta) During their Caveman Social with the Gentlemen of Phi Delta Theta, sisters Karen Duncan, Carly Suber, Kelley Boyle, Gaul Shropshine show off their attire. (Photo by Delta Delta Delta) On Bid Day, The ladies of Delta Delta Delta awaits for their new member to arrive to their home. (Photo By Delta Delta Delta) Flower: Pansy Symbol: Star Cresent Mascot: Dolphin Philanthropy: St. Jude Hospital Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Delta Delta Delta Nickname: Tri-Delts Founded Nationally: November 25, 1888 Founded Locally: September 11, 1948 Colors: Silver, Gold Blue 119 Nickname: Dee Gee Founded Nationally: December 24, 1873 Founded Locally: April 8, 1949 Colors: Bronze, Pink Blue Delta Gamma The Gamma Theta chapter of Delta Gamma sorority was chartered at UF in April 1949. The Delta Gamma sorority house, located on the corner of 13th St. and Museum Road was the first permanent sorority house at the University of Florida. Delta Gamma adopted Service for Sight as their philanthropy in 1936 to aid local and national programs that benefit the blind and visually impaired. Each year several UF fraternities participate in Dee Gee ' s annual philanthropy event, Anchor Splash, and help to raise thousands of dollars for Service for Sight. Members continue their support to campus activities through organizations such as Cicerones, Florida Blue Key, Dance Marathon, CHAMPS, and Government. Delta Gamma ' s also maintained service in the community through volunteer projects throughout Gainesville. Above all their success and achievements, Delta Gamma ' s still hold the treasure of sisterhood highest in their hearts. The women of Delta Gamma look back with a smile on another year and look forward to a bright future with anchors in their eyes. Flower: Cream Rose GAMMA THETA Chapter On Bid Day, the ladies of Delta Gamma wait for there new members to arrive to their home. (Photo by Delta Gamma) Getting ready for their picture, the Fall 2002 new members pose for their Bid Day to be taken. (Photo by Delta Gamma) During a Bay Watch Social, The ladies of Delta Gamma stand together for a picture. (Photo by Delta Gamma) " Do Good. " Symbol: Anchor Mascot: Happy Hannah Philanthropy: Service for Site Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Delta Gamma 120 " Rather Than To Be Seem To Be. " DELTA KAPPA Chapter Delta Phi Epsilon On March 17, 1917, five women at New York University Law School took a pledge of sisterhood and loyalty and so founded the Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon, the first non-sectarian, social and the only one founded at a professional school. Five years later on March 17, 1922, Delta Phi Epsilon was formally incorporated under laws of the State of New York. In 1955 the Delta Kappa chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon was installed at the of Florida.Delta Phi Epsilon has worked to develop a social conscience and a willingness to think in terms of the good in order to assure for its continuous development and in the collegiate and fraternity world. With a continuing philosophy of faith in the inherent good judgment of the membership, Delta Phi Epsilon has remained steadfast throughout its forward to the continued growth of a sisterhood which keeps pace with the ever changing nature of the collegiate world. Nickname: D Phi E Founded Nationally: March 17, 1917 Founded Locally: Colors: Royal Purple Pure Gold During the social with the gentlemen of Pi Kappa Phi, the Ladies of Delta Phi Epsilon promote the social theme " We ' re Gonna Score Tonight " . (Photo by Delta Phi Epsilon) At Dance Marathon 2003, the ladies of Delta Phi Epsilon help raise funds for the Children ' s Miracle Network. (Photo by Jose Otero) On a road trip, the ladies of Delta Phi Epsilon have lunch before getting on the road once more. (Photo by Delta Phi Epsilon) Flower: Purple Iris Symbol: Equilateral Triangle Mascot: Unicorn Philanthropy: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Chapter Size: 161 2002-2003 Della Phi Epsilon 121 " Gentlemen Committed To Lives of Excellence. " ATA Delta Tau Delta DELTA ZETA Chapter Delta Tau Delta, Delta Zeta chapter was founded on the University of Florida campus on March 25,1925. The chapter has since become a bastion of education and human enlightenment. That is a direct result of the integration of ancient Greek ideology and present-day religion, specifically the dogma of Plato and Aristophanes and the practice of The brothers of Delta Tau Delta are a diverse assortment of men who all share a common goat: to better the around them and to spread the fundamentals upon which Delta Tau Delta was founded. Careful studying of The Good Delt allows them to better relate to their founding fathers of centuries past. Delta Tau Delta is a leader in academia here at University of Florida, a careful balance of work, study and extra-curricular activities is the prime goal of all brothers. Delta Tau Delta ' s c olors are Purple, Gold and Blue, their symbol is the Southern Cross and their flower is the Purple Iris. During formal, the gentlemen of Delta Tau Delta take a group picture with their dates. (Photo by Delta Tau Delta) The gentlemen of Delta Tau Delta stand with the ladies during a fall social. (Photo by Delta Tau Delta) At a social, the gentlemen of Delta Tau Delta stand sorority members. (Photo by Delta Tau Delta) 2002-2003 Delta Tau Delta Alphabetical Order: Matt Barabas, Sean Campell, Brian Carolan, Randy Dixon, Ryan Dorsett, James Espiritu, Sean Estes, Gary Goldberg, John Harrison, Steve Jordan, Joe Lamb, Joe McDermott, Craig Mulaany, Dan Ripley, Max Scott Nickname: Delts Founded Nationally: 1858 founded Locally: March 25, 1925 October 5, 1996 Colors: Purple, Gold White Flower: Purple Iris Symbol: Southern Cross Mascot: None Philanthropy: American Cancer Society Chapter Size: 98 " Justice Our Foundation. " Delta Upsilon The founders of Delta upsilon selected these four guiding principles, as they established in the fraternity on the ideals Justice Our Foundation. These simple forth right declarations of the purposes of our fraternal associations have proven ever- valid for chapter and member alike. The founding goals select high aspirations and server as a continuing challenge and to greater excellence. The backbone of brotherhood is friendship. When a man joins DU, he makes many friends. can either be a great experience or an unfortunate one. They are concerned with how their brothers are getting along at school, socially and academically. Delta Upsilon tries to support our brothers in all of their endeavours. The chapter provides its members with the best foundation to become just that leaders. All have the opportunity to become leaders within the chapter as officers, committee members, committee chairmen, or just by getting involved. Delta Upsilon stress the other aspects of leadership such as community service and campus involvement. Nickname: Founded Nationally: November 4, 1834 Founded Locally: December 7, 1957 Colors: Sapphire Blue Old Gold Flower: None FLORIDA Chapter During the UM versus UF game, Amjad Abu Mallough and Brian Magro give Gator fans the opportunity to hit the UM painted car. (Photo by Delta Upsilon) Each fall, the gentlemen of Delta Upsilon have their annual social Woodser. (Photo by Delta Upsilon) During the UF versus Georgia game, the gentlemen of Delta Upsilon show their Gator pride in stands. (Photo by Delta Upsilon) Symbol: Shield Mascot: Duck Philanthropy: Boy ' s Girl ' s club Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Delta Upsilon First Row: Brian Magro, Cesar Villalta, David Martin, Brad Swinson, Adam Martin, Randy Mcfarland Second Row: Ian Clarke, Nick Grimaudo, Jameson Taylor, John Healy Craig Honegan, Amjad Abu Mallouh, Marc Magnarella, Jack McClane, Jimmy Beville Third Row: Rob Day, Ron Curran, Josh Berman, John Barfield, Nathan Fullington, Zach McQuirt, Brad Thomas, Miek Volk, Jon Curran, Jarred Willichinsky 123 " Sisterhood Forever. " Delta Zeta PI ALPHA Chapter name: Dee Zee Founded Nationally: October 24, 1902 Flower: Pink Killarney Rose Delta Zeta was the newest sorority added to the Greek system this year-Delta Zeta colonized it Pi Alpha chapter during the fall semester. Over 500 girls rushed Delta Zeta to have the opportunity of becoming a founding sister. After four long weeks of recruitments by national only 150 girls were choose to be the foundation of this new Delta Zeta was chartered on 1, 2003. The chapter was in various activities on campus such as Greek Week, Dance Marathon and Homecoming. Delta Zeta ' s colors are Rose and Green, their mascot is the turtle and their symbol is the Roman Lamp. The chapter held its first philanthropy event during the spring. The proceed of the event go to the speech and hearing impaired. Delta Zeta strives to uphold their values within academic, service and sisterhood. Founded Locally: February 1, 2003 Colors: Rose and Green Making their first appearance in the Greek Community, the ladies of Delta Zeta proudly display their letter during greek week. (Photo by Jose Otero) During the opening ceremony for Greek Week, the ladies of Delta Zeta gather together for a group picture (Photo by Jose Otero) During Dance Marathon, the ladies of Delta Zeta help raise funds for the Children ' s Miracle Network. (Photo by Jose Otero) Symbol: Roman Lamp Mascot: Turtle Philanthropy: Speech and Hearing Impaired Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Delta Zeta " Hoy y Siempre " ALPHA Chapter Gamma Eta In Fall of 1995 when the mother, Ilena Camilo had a vision of a unique alliance that would provide the opportunity for Hispanic women at the University of Florida to come together as one with the same ideals, interests and goals. She gathered a group of 17 interested ladies and worked to form what became Gamma Eta Society. They organized their governing body made up of six sisters in October 1995 and in the Spring Semester of 1996 the 12 other interested women were added to the Founding Class of Gamma Eta. The Founding Mothers faced many barriers and struggles from People thought Gamma Eta was not going to last. The dream of these sisters was to someday become a recognized sorority and that dream lived on until August 2nd, 1999 when Gamma Eta Society became Gamma Eta Sorority incorporated under the State of Florida. Nickname: Gamma Etas Founded: Colors: Purple Teal Flower: Sunflower During the UM versus Um game, the Ladies of Gamma Eta proudly support their Florid Gators. (Photo by Gamma Eta) Going out together, the ladies of Gamma Eta show a great time at Fat Tuesdays. (Photo by Gamma Eta) At their winter formal, the ladies of Gamma Eta gather together for their annual chapter picture. (Photo by Gamma Eta) Symbol: Sun Mascot: None. Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Awareness Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Gamma Eta 125 " Building A Tradition Not Resting Upon One " Iota Phi Theta GAMMA OMICRON Chapter In the Fall of 1997, six unique, talented and inspired young men came together with the idea of bringing Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated to the University of Florida. After several meetings and conversations with the Fraternity ' s officials and members, it was finally that these six young men would undertake the process of becoming Iota men. During the early morning hours of January 24, 1998, under the guidance of Dean of Pledges George " Island Prince " Ismael of the Alpha Chi Chapter (San Francisco State University) and the of the Beta Chi Chapter (Bethune- Cookman College), I.S. " Six Degrees of Separation " was born. What made that morning even more special is that I.S.S.D.O.S. crossed with another charter line of six men, I.S. " Southern Genesis " of Florida A M University. The Gamma Omicron Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Inc., was officially recognized by university officials in the Spring of 1998. After winning a step show competition, the gentlemen of Iota Phi Theta show off their trophy. (Photo By Iota Phi Theta) Performing for their audience, the gentle men of Iota Phi Theta show their difficult mance skills. (Photo by Iota Phi Theta) Getting ready to perform, the gentlemen of Iota Phi Theta line up for their perfor- mance. (Photo By Iota Phi theta) 2002-2003 Iota Phi Theta Back Row: Paul Colin, Sheldon Scott, Ike Wilson, Kirk Pillner Front Row: Grer Walker, Brian Assent, Ludger Montfort, Roberto Lee Marcus Scott, Cleones Fleurima, Trent Postell, David Odige September 19, 1963 Founded Locally: January 24, 1998 Colors: Charcoal Brown and Gided Gold Flower: Yellow Rose Symbol: The Shield Mascot: Centaur Philanthropy: Sickle Cell Chapter Size: 13 Nickname: Founded Nationally: Iotas " For God and Women. " BETA ZETA Chapter Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Order is a way of life significant to the development ofyoung men. Emulating chivalric ideals and ethics, KA translates these timeless philosophies into the mainstream of colleges and universities. These traits arc the hallmark for men who have chosen our unique lifestyle. It began in 1865, when four men at Washington College in Lexington, Va. decided to bind their friendship by a " mutual pledge of faith and loyalty. " Robert E. Lee, then president of the college, exemplified the highly distinguished qualities of honor, chivalry and gentility. Although he was never a member of KA, Lee became the inspiration for their philosophy. The founders sought to preserve the ideals of the gentleman. They stressed the fact that Kappa Alpha is an Order, deeply rooted in the tenets of high personal achievement. Kappa Alphas are known as the gentlemen of the fraternity world. With 130 chapters and 114,000 initiated members, Kappa Alpha continues to be a leader among fraternities. Nickname: Founded Nationally: December 21, 1865 Founded Locally: October 4, 1904 Colors: Crimson and Old Gold Flower: Magnolia Red Rose Tri-Delta, Dee Gee, D Phi E Draft a date, Travis Magamoll, Mike Laker and Jenn Wawrzyniak gather together for a picture. (Photo by Flash Foto) At the Tri-Delta and Kappa Delta Valentine Crush Party, the gentle of Kappa Alpha Order anticipate to find out who had a secret crush on them. (Photo by Flash Foto) This Fall, the gentle men of Kappa Alpha Order had their annual 80 ' s Prom social with the ladies of Kappa Alpha theta. (Photo By Kappa Alpha Order) Symbol: Greek Cross Mascot: None Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Kappa Alpha Order 121 " Only The Best Learn How To Fly. " Kappa Alpha Theta DELTA THETA Chapter Nickname: Theta Founded Nationally: January 27, 1870 Founded Locally: October 15, 1961 Colors: Black Gold Flower: Black e11 Gold Pansy In 1867, Indiana Asbury (now Depauw Univeristy) in Greencastle, officially opened its doors to women with great uproar from the male students. They were reviled by their teachers, taunted by their classmates, and ignored by their girlhood friends who did the " right " thing and attended conservatories for girls. support and encouragement for their academic persuits and friendship with women students, several female bonded together to found Kappa Alpha Theta, the first Greek-Letter for women. To be sure, there were sororities for women before 1867, and some of these had secret rituals with badges, mottos and other symbols. Theta ' s founder, Bettie Locke, wanted full membership in a male fraternity but the men asked her to wear their fraterity badge as a " mascot. " She " If you won ' t initiate me into your fraternity, I ' ll start my own. " Thus Kappa Alpha Theta was established on January 27, 1870. In 1995, Kappa Alpha Theta celebrated its 125th anniversary with 124 chapters in the United States and Canada. During the New member lip-sync, the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta proudly support their new sisters. (Photo by Kappa Alpha theta) During Winter break, the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta gather together for a group picture. (Photo by Kappa Alpha Theta) Getting ready to go out, Ashlee Sutton, Kristen Vrana and Lisa Abbott stand together at their sorority house. (Photo by Kappa Alpha Theta) Symbol: Kite Mascot: Cat Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Kappa Alpha Theta " Achievement In Every Field Of Human Endeavor. " Kappa Alpha Psi ZETA PHI Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. The Fraternity ' s purpose is achievement. Early in this century, African-American students were actively dissuaded from attending college. Formidable obstacles were erected to prevent the few who were enrolled from assimilating into co-curricular campus life. This ostracism characterized Indiana in 1911, thus causing Elder W. Diggs, Byron K. Armstrong, and eight other black students to form Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, which remains the only Greek letter organization with its 1st on the University ' s campus. The founders sought a formula that would raise the sights of black and stimulate them to higher than they might have imagined. Fashioning achievement as its Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity. Nickname: Nupes or Kappas Founded Nationally: January 5, 1911 Founded Locally: May 28, 1972 Colors: Crimson a cream Flower: Red Carnation The gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Psi had the opportunity to meet celebrity Snoop Dog at one of his concert. (Photo by Kappa Alpha Psi) On Founder ' s Day, the gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Psi gather with many alumni of the community. (Photo by Kappa Alpha Psi) During Fall recruitment, the gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Psi promote their organization in Turlington. (Photo by Kappa Alpha Psi) Mascot: Philanthropy: National Association for Advancement of Colored people Chapter Size: 15 2002-2003 Alpha Phi Alpha Symbol: The Shield 129 " Let Us Strive For That Is Honorable, Beautiful and Highest. " Nickname: Kay Dee Founded Nationally: BETA PI Chapter Colors: Olive Green Pearl White Kappa Delta On October 23, 1897, Kappa Delta was founded at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood College) in Farmville, Virginia. The sorority colors are olive green and pearl white, and the badge is diamond-shaped with a dagger and the letters A.O.T. Kappa Delta ' s aiding children in need include the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse and Children ' s Hospital in Virginia. Each year the chapter hosts its annual event, " Sham Rock " , in order to raise awareness and funds. The sorority also presents annual research awards through the American Academy of Surgery. The Beta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta was chartered at the University of Florida on September 11, 1948. Kappa Delta was one of the University of Florida ' s first five sororities. The University of Florida ' s Kappa Delta chapter is rank in the top %15 of all Kappa Delta chapters. At the annual Delta Phi Epsilon philanthropy event Deepher Dude, the ladies of Kappa Delta stand with he winner of their organization. (Photo by Kappa Delta) October 23, 1897 Founded Locally: September 11, 1948 At the UF versus South Carolina On bid day, Kathleen Morton game, Christina Underill Nita Greenwell , Sarah Floyd, hug each other after Joanna Finks, Lauren Schneider receiving their bids to support their Kappa Delta. (Photo by Gators. (Photo by Kappa Kappa Delta) Delta) Flower: White Rose Symbol: Dagger Mascot: Teddy Bear Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Kappa Delta " Only The Chosen Hold The Key. " EPSILON PHI Chapter Kappa Kappa Gamma At a grab a date, the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma gather with their dates. (Photo by Kappa Kappa Gamma) Having Fun, Caroline Rotensteinea, Jena Schwabe, Amanda Felice stand togeth at one of their socials. (Photo by Kappa Kappa Gamma) This year the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma participated in Homecoming with the gentlemen of Kappa Sigma. (Photo by Kappa Kappa Gamma) Kappa Kappa Gamma ' s Epsilon Phi Chapter was installed at the University of Florida on March 4, 1978. Their big sister chapter is Epsilon Zeta at Florida State University. On August 5, 1978, Phi had her first formal recruitment in the fall. The Chapter ' s meetings were held at the J. Wayne Reitz Union. By 1980 Epsilon Phi bought a cottage for 14 girls from Sigma Kappa sorority. The Mu was held at the University of Miami and Epsilon-Phi had the highest of attending members. In 1982 at this province, the Alumna . House Board that the Maranatha Center was for sale and that there was a possibility that it would become Kappa Kappa Gamma ' s new home. On August 5, 1983 Epsilon Phi had the first formal recruitment in our new house The current house was formally the Maranatha Center and the old Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house . Kappa Kappa Gamma symbols are the Owl and Golden Key. Their colors are light blue and dark blue. 2002-2003 Kappa Kappa Gamma Nickname: Kappa Founded Nationally: October 13, 1870 Founded Locally: March 4, 1978 Colors: Dark Blue Light Blue Flower: Fleur-de-lis Symbol: Goldent Key Mascot: Owl Philanthropy: The Children ' s Table Chapter Size: 140 " Redefining The Standard. " Kappa Sigma The History of the Delta Delta Chapter at the University of Florida further back than the 1922 founding date declares. The Delta Delta Chapter was formed from an already established local fraternity. According to Finis K. Farr, Kappa Sigma Historian, this fraternity, Delta Rho, found " a place of its own and reception on equal terms " from the That beginning was in March of 1919. During the first year, Professor James Miller Leake, a Kappa Sigma from Randolph-Macon, became interested in the organization. He remained supportive of the group, and Delta Rho submitted a petition before the Supreme Executive Committee in October of 1920. Joining Prof. Leake in support of Delta Rho ' s into Kappa Sigma was Herbert M. Martin, a man who needs no explanation within the ranks of our brotherhood. On April 28th and 29th 1922, thirty-six of the newly installed Delta Delta Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity were initiated. On October 20, 2002 the Delta Delta chapter of Kappa return to campus after its demise in 1998. Nickname: Kappa Sig Founded Nationally: December 25, 1869 Founded Locally: April 28, 1922 October 20, 2001 Colors: Scarlet, White and Emerald Green Flower: Lily of the Valley Symbol: Star Crescent At the beach, the gentlemen of Kappa Sigma gather around a camp fire. (Photo by Kappa Sigma) During Dance Marathon, the gentlemen of Kappa Sigma help raise funds for the Children ' s Miracle Network. (Photo by Kappa Sigma) Eating dinner, the gentlemen of Kappa Sigma enjoy themselves in Daytona Beach (Photo by Kappa Sigma) Mascot: None Philanthropy: Center Autism Research and Chapter Size: 81 2002-2003 Kappa Sigma DELTA DELTA Chapter 132 !Venceremos Porque Nacimos Para Triunfar! IOTA Colony Lambda Alpha Upsilon AAY Nickname: Lambdas Founded Nationally: December 10, 1985 Founded Locally: April 7, 2001 Colors: Red, Yellow, White Black Flower: None Symbol: None Mascot: Andean Condor Philanthropy: None Chapter Size: 3 Lambda Alpha Upsilon Inc. is a brotherhood of professional men working together to promote the development of the Latino community. The Hermanos of Lambda Alpha Upsilon are dedicated to: unifying the Latino by eradicating the forces which tear it apart; promoting awareness of the Latino culture by sponsoring programs which the richness of its heritage; their brothers both personally and academically for the ultimate goal of achieving a college degree; and empowering the Latino community by establishing a of professionals. The brothers of Lambda Alpha Upsilon strive to become positive and productive role models within their campuses, professions and Although Lambda Alpha Upsilon is a Latino oriented fraternity, membership is not limited to Latino students. The enjoys and welcomes a vast, diverse group of individuals representing many ethnic backgrounds. It uses this diversity to its advantage to learn from its members and preserve its strong brotherly bond. Taking a group picture, the gentlemen of Lambda Alpha Upsilon prepare for the recruitment period. (Photo by Lambda Alpha Upsilon) Taking action in the community, the gentlemen of Lambda Alpha Upsilon participate in an AIDS awareness rally. (Photo By Lambda Alpha Upsilon) At a formal dinner, the gentlemen of Lambda Alpha Upsilon gathers together for a picture. (Photo by Lambda Alpha Upsilon) 2002-2003 Lambda Alpha Upsilon Left to Right: Brain Saez, Armando Rodriguez, Hanio Zuniga " Not Without Labor. " Lambda Chi Alpha EPSILON MU ZETA Chapter Lambda Chi Alpha was founded by Warren A. Cole, while a student at Boston University, on November 9, 1909; with the expressed objective purpose of bringing about the association together of college students of good moral character in the various collegiate institutions within the United States and Canada; to foster a high Christian standard of life and ideals, to promote honorable friendship, to intellectual exce llence, to secure for members the greatest advantages in college life, to establish brotherly love, mutual aid, close personal connection between alumni, undergraduates and college, and to bind them together for interest in college as well as after life by testing each with courage, self-control, obedience, democracy and courtesy toward all with whom the may come in contact. Lambda Chi Alpha was chartered at the University of Florida on November 23, 1909. It was the first to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, and other challenges facing today ' s college student. Founded Nationally: November 2, 1909 Founded Locally: November 23, 1933 Colors: Green, Gold 6- Purple Lambda Chi Nickname: Flower: This fall, the gentlemen of Lambda Chi Alpha and the ladies of Phi Mu had their social " Caddyshack " . (Photo by Lambda Chi Alpha) During the Annual Lambda Chi Alpha Wild Thang Social, brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha gather with the ladies of Sigma Kappa Sorority. (Photo By Flash Foto) During a Grab a date social, the gentlemen of Lambda Chi Alpha gather with their dates for a picture. (Photo by Flash Foto) White Rose Symbol: Cross Crescent Mascot: Answer Philanthropy: North American Food Drive Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Lambda Chi Alpha Back Row: Rich DeConcilio, Larry Spegele, Josh Trulock, Morgan Donovan, Brian Towers, John Annesser, James Morgan Front Row: Joel Wilson, Tony Ciano, Rob Clary, Jeff Biskup, Rob Ramos, Nate Wilbur, Kevin Yarbrough " Unity, Love and Respect. " CHI Chapter Lambda Theta Alpha Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Inc. was born at Kean University in Union, New Jersey in 1975. Thanks to tremendous strides made by the Founding Mothers, the organization grew to become the first Latin sorority in the nation. Lambda Theta Alpha has been paving the way ever since. The organization has grown to include over 50 chapters nationwide. Lambda Theta Alpha is a community sorority, dedicated to scholarly excellence, community involvement, cultural awareness and the of women. Since its in the Spring of 1996, Chi Chapter has made great strides at the University of Florida. Chi Chapter beccame the first chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha to be established in the State of Florida and the first Latin sorority on the UF campus. Chi Chapter also takes much pride in being one of four founding member organizations in the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) at UF. Juliana Correal, Andrexy Navarro, Ashley Cisneros salute other Lambda Theta Alpha sisters. (Photo By Lambda Theta Alpha) Having Dinner, the Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha proudly display their sorority hand signs. (Photo by Lambda Theta Alpha) Getting ready to perform, the ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha form their line. (Photo by Lambda Theta Alpha) Founded Locally: Spring, 1996 Flower: None Symbol: Shell Crescent Moon Philanthropy: National Hispanic College Fund Chapter Size: 15 Nickname: LTA ' s Founded Nationally: December, 1979 Colors: Burgundy 6- Gray Mascot: None 2002-2003 Lambda Theta Alpha Back Row: Lucelly Duenas, Thais Rodriguez, Stacey Fernandez, Danielle Arbelaez, Joyce Pesantez Second Row: Barbara Gambaro, Jessica Serrano, Kimberly Anne Lopez, Ingrid Abello Middle Row: Nancy Collado, Amy Nix, Roxanne Martinez, Chilka Patel, Ashley Cisneros, Jessica Velazquez, Marcela Ayala, Tanya Roman Front Row: Lydia Mendoza, Maria Rodriguez, Andrexy Navarro, Cynthia Esteban, Juliana Correal, Laura Figueroa, Monica Raya, Viviana Espinoza " En La Union Esta La Fuerza. " Lamba Theta Phi PHI Chapter Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. is a non-profit service social fraternity, which emphasizes Latino unity and the celebration of the Latino culture. Founded in 1975, it ' s the oldest and largest of its kind. with over 60 chapters. It ' s also the fastest growing Latino Fraternity in the U.S. With its acceptance into the North American Interfraternity Council (NIC) in 1992, Lambda Theta Phi became the first nationally recognized Latino in the Country. The fraternity ' s goals are to promote scholarship, brotherhood, Latino unity and respect for all Lambda Theta Phi believes that , nothing we cannot accomplish. " Brothers of Lambda Theta Phi are in numerous originations such as Co-founder of Multicultural Greek Involved in HSA, Hispanic Latino Council, MASA, COLSA, VENSA, UEPA, HSBA, Salsamania, Festival Under the Stars, Greek Week, Hispanic Latino Collegiate Forum, Hispanic Student and commendations from and other State Legislatures. Nickname: Lambdas Founded Locally: Brown and White Colors: Flower: White Carnation Symbol: Shield Mascot: El Conquistador Philanthropy: March of Dimes Chapter Size: 20 At a national conference, the gentlemen of Lambda Theta Phi proudly display their chapter ' s accomplishments. (Photo by Lambda Theta Phi) Each year, The gentlemen of Lambda Theta Phi recruit new members. Each Class is called a Line. (Photo by Lambda Theta Phi) At a social with the ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha, the gentlemen of Lambda Theta Phi take time for a picture. (Photo by Lambda Theta Phi) 2002-2003 Lambda Theta Phi " Sisters Above All. " BETA Chapter Omega Beta Phi The ladies of Omega Beta Phi strive to inspire women to realize their true and making their dreams and a reality. The ladies of Omega Beta Phi sustain excellent morals and standards in their college life and encourage others to do the same. Omega Beta Phi lives up to ideals established by its founders, and live by the acronym L.A.D.Y.S. which stands for leadership, academics, dedication, and sisterhood. Omega Beta Phi is unlike any other Greek organization on campus, its goals and dreams are to become a national organization and to give women the opportunity to share the bonds that makes them Omegas. This year Omega Beta Phi won " Best New Greek Organization " by Florida Leaders Omega Beta Phi was founded on October 3, 2000, at Florida International University and since its inception, the has gr own at two Florida Universities. This was Omega Beta Phi ' s first year at the University of Florida making it one of three sororities that were established this academic year. Nickname: Omegas Founded ' Nationally: October 3, 2000 Founded Locally: January 5, 2003 Colors: Navy Blue, White and Silver Standing in Turlington Plaza, Danielle Kesler talks with Vice President Danielle Gordon about upcoming social events. (Photo by Jose Otero) During a Executive Council visit, Isabel Garces, Veronique Desautels, Sharon Caldera and Elizabeth Diaz gather together for a picture. (Photo By Jose Otero) Getting it started, the founding sisters of Omega Beta Phi Sorority gather together before going to their chapter meeting. (Photo By Jose Otero) Flower: Jasmine Symbol: Mascot: Starfish 2002-2003 Omega Beta Phi Founding Sisters Bottom to Top: Danielle Gordon, Veronique Desutels, Nathalie Antenor, Danielle Kesler, Adrienne Balboni, Isabel Garces. Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation Chapter Size: " Friendship Is Essential To The Soul. " Omega Psi Phi OMICRON ZETA Chapter Nickname: Dues Nationally: Locally: 1973 Omicron Zeta Chapter was chartered at the University of Florida on Friday, November 5, 1973 under the administrations of Grand Basileus Marion W. Garnett, Seventh District Representative Moses C. Norman, and Florida State Representative Dorsey C. Miller, Jr. The chartering members were Bill Bogan, Thomas Rollins, III, John W. Mitchell, Leroy Williams, Tony A. Moss, Michael Williams, Jonnie F. Brown, Chauncey L. Taylor, Joe McCloud, and Patrick Minzie. Kiner served as the Chapter ' s first advisor. Since its inception, Omicron Zeta has been committed to upholding the ideals of Omega through campus and community involvement and to exemplifying the Four Cardinal in a manner consistent with the noble intentions of the Fraternity ' s Founders. Omega Psi Phi color are Royal Purple and old Gold. During a stepping routine, the gentlemen of Omega Psi Phi perform for an audience. (Photo by Omega Psi Phi) During a barbecue, the gentlemen of Omega Psi Phi display their hand signs. (Photo by Omega Psi Phi) In Turlington Plaza, the gentlemen of Omega Psi Phi wait for other brothers to arrive. (Photo by Omega Psi Phi) Assault on literacy Project pter Size: 6 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity " Culture For Service, Service For Humanity. " ZETA KAPPA Chapter Phi Beta Sigma The Zeta Kappa chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at the University of Florida in the Winter of 1974. The first line came up with the name 13 DEGREES OF INTELLECTUAL BLACKNESS. There was a lot of frustration in getting this chapter started. " I can recall having to go back and forth with uF officials to supply documentation, " said Brother John Cowart. At the time, there were only 5 black Greek organizations on this campus. As time went on, Phi Beta Sigma emerged as the frontrunner in many different campus activities. This chapter, Zeta Kappa, was the first Black Greek organization to sponsor a float in the of Florida homecoming parade (Fall 1974). This event opened the doors for many Black Greek organizations to take part in events that were ,traditionally, predominantly white. Zeta Kappa was also the first Black Greek organization to hold in IFC. Walking outside of Palace Nightclub, Winston Thompson show his Sigma hand sign. (Photo by Phi Beta Sigma) Standing together, these brother proudly display the Phi Beta Sigma hand sign. (Photo by Phi Beta Sigma) During a Hawaiian social, the gentlemen of Phi Beta Sigma play a card game. (Photo by Phi Beta Sigma) Nickname: Sigmas Founded Nationally: January 9, 1914 Founded Locally: Winter, 1974 2002-2003 Phi Beta Sigma Front Row: Tony Whatley, Winston Thompson, Paul Barret, President Keith Racine, Corey Campbell, Antonio Redding, Andy Luc, Luckson Emmanuel Second Row: Chris Wilson, Henry Green, Chris Johnson, Alfred Moore, Doug Barry Third Row: Dwayne Mills, Chaunci Witherspoon, Julius Berry Demetrius Griglen, Corthney Daniel, Brenden Griffin, Marvin Prier, Chris Gwin Fourth Row: Jermane Ivery, Kirphton Fray Fifth Row: Charles Anyikwa, Jeremy Austin, Mohammed Lotfy Flower: White Carnation Mascot: Philanthropy: March of Dimes Chapter Size: 26 Colors: Royal Blue eT Pure White 139 Friendship Is The Sweetest Influence. " FIJI Phi Gamma Delta UPSILON PHI Chapter Nickname: figi or Phi Gam Nationally: May 1, 1848 Locally: Colors: Royal Purple Flower: Purple Clematis Symbol: lack Diamond Mascot: White Owl Philanthropy: Children ' s Miracle Network Chapter Size: 35 The International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, headquartered in Kentucky, is a college-based founded in 1848 at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The Six: John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, Naaman Fletcher, Daniel Webster Crofts, James Elliott, Jr. and Ellis Bailey Gregg. With chapters on nearly 130 college and univ ersity campuses in the United States and Canada, Phi Gamma Delta has approximately 5,000 and over 90,000 Graduate Brothers spread throughout the world. Membership in Phi Gamma Delta (also known as ' Fiji ' ) is premised on five key values: Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, and Phi Gamma Delta was the 2003 Greek Week Champions here at the of Florida. The color of Phi Gamma Delta is Royal Purple and the mascot is the snowy white owl. During a football game, the gentlemen of Phi Gamma Delta cheer with excitement when the Gators score yet another touchdown against Tennessee. (Photo by Phi Gamma Delta) During a Fall social, the gentlemen of Phi Gamma Delta gather for a picture with their dates. (Photo by Phi Gamma Delta) At the Rechartering Banquet, the gentlemen of Phi Gamma Delta gather with their alumni. (Photo by Phi Gamma Delta) 2002-2003 Phi Gamma Delta " We Live Life By The Help And Society of Others. " Phi Delta Theta Phi Delta Theta teaches men that the commitments outlined in the Fraternity ' s Bond are not merely remote ideals, but areas of discipline for daily life. Phi Delts support, and in turn have the support of, their brothers in living these principles. Through The Bond of Phi Delta Theta, men with different but similar ideals unite with a common purpose: to foster excellence in scholarship, leadership, individual growth, and involvement in community service. the men of Phi Delta Theta share important commitments-to the intense bond of friendship between brothers, to high academic achievement, and to life with integrity. A Phi Delt has high expectations for himself and his brothers. He believes that one man is no man. Today, Phi Delta Theta is an international fraternity with more than 180 chapters. Phi Delta Theta chartered at the of Florida on April 25, 1925. Nickname: Phi Delts Founded Nationally: December 26, 1848 Colors: Azure Argent FLORIDA ALPHA Chapter At a social, the gentlemen of Phi Delta Theta take the opportunity for a picture . (Photo by Phi Delta Theta) At Grog House, the gentlemen of Phi Delta Theta enjoy the Gainesville night life. (Photo by Phi Delta Theta) During Spring Break, the gentlemen of Phi Delta Theta relax on the sunny beaches of Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Phi Delta Theta) 2002-2003 Phi Delta Theta Left to Right: Cameron Stephson, Mike Greenlaw, Kevin Smith, Alex Waters, Daniel Sinore, Kevin Mathis, Robert Naughton, Tyler Tohmiller, Greg Formeny, Jason Rosado, Nathan Bradley, Greg Oropeza, Roberto Crane, Jason Lambe, Lance Kelley. Flower: White Carnation Symbol: Mascot: Philanthropy: Lou Gehrig ' s Disease Chapter Size: 74 141 " The Force Of Many The Power Of One. " Nickname: Phi Tau Founded Locally: March 25, 1926 Colors: Harvard Red Old Gold Phi Kappa Tau was founded in the Union Literary Society Hall of Miami University ' s Old Main Building in Ohio on March 17, 1906. Founded as the Non-Fraternity Association to give Miami ' s non-fraternity men a voice in political affairs, the organization changed its name to Phrenecon on March 6, 1909 because the name Non-Fraternity Association seemed too negative. Phrenecon became " national " in 1911 when a second chapter was formed at Ohio University. Phrenecon began to have difficulty members by the early teens. Often, men joined Phrenecon, then later dropped their membership and joined Greek-letter fraternities. In fact, the Miami chapters of Delta Tau Delta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon were founded by Phrenecon members. For that reason, the Miami Chapter of Phrenecon withdrew from the National Phrenecon and adopted the name Phi Kappa Tau on March 9, 1916. The Phi Kappa Tau chapter was chartered at the University of Florida on March 25, 1926. Founded Nationally: March 15, 1906 At Delta Gamma ' s Anchor Splash, the gentlemen of Phi Kappa Tau proudly support Delta Gamma ' s Philanthropy event. (Photo by Phi Kappa Tau) At their Woodser, the gentle men of Phi Kappa Tau stand with their dates showing a great time was had by all. (Photo by Phi Kappa Tau) After an intramural event, the gentlemen of Phi Kappa Tau gather with their brothers after a long day of competition. (Photo by Phi Kappa Tau) Flower: Red Carnation Symbol: None Mascot: None Philanthropy: Hole In The Wall Gang Camps Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Phi Kappa Tau Left to Right: Jonathan Clouser, Brian Galgay, John Fitzpatrick, David DePiano, Cody Tomczyk, Amin Agha, Matthew Caldwell, Mike Levin, Jeff Muchnick, Kyle Felleman, Matt Weissberg, Brian Beane, Joshua Klumas Phi Kappa Tau ALPHA ETA Chapter " The Faithful Sisters. " On January 4, 1852, Mary Ann DuPont (Lines), Mary Elizabeth Myrick (Daniel) and Martha Bibb Hardaway (Redding) founded an organization called the Philomathean Society at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Wesleyan was the first institution to grant college degrees to women. On March 4, 1852, the members announced the formation of their new society, which became the Alpha of Phi Mu Fraternity. Since that time, March 4 has been observed as Founders ' Day. By the turn of the century, the Philomathean Society had developed a strong body of alumnae, a history rich in tradition and the confidence to expand into a national organization. On August 1, 1904, the Philomathean Society was by the State of Georgia as a national organization with the exclusive use of the Greek letters and the right to establish additional chapters on other campuses. Today Phi Mu has grown to encompass a diverse membership of more than 140,000 women nationwide. During Recruitment Preference Night, the ladies of Phi Mu stand on their stair case welcoming potential new members. (Photo by Phi Mu) On Bid Day, President Sarah Davis stands with one of her Phi Mu sisters anticipating their new pledge class. (Photo by Phi Mu) On National Philanthropy Day, the ladies of Phi Mu gather in front of their house for a group picture. (Photo By Flash Foto) Name: Founded Nationally: Colors: White lower: Color carnation symbol: mascot: Lion philanthropy: children ' s Miracle network Chapter Size: 131 2002-2003 Phi Mu March 4, 1852 Phi Mu ALPHA NU Chapter Founded Locally: 143 " Do Unto To Others As You Would Have Done Unto You. " Phi Sigma Kappa DELTA TETARTON Chapter Nickname: Phi Sig founded Locally: April 22, 1951 April 3, 1993 Colors: Red White Silver Flower: Red Carnation White Tea Rose Phi Sigma Kappa is a lifelong brotherhood dedicated to the of the individual, the university community, and the world, by giving its members opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in service to others, achieve academic excellence, experience cultural diversity and personal integrity. Justice, and brotherly love are essential to the spirit of fraternity. They promise to set an example of true brotherhood not only in our relations with each other, but in their association with people everywhere. Wisdom comes with learning. Complementing the mission of higher education, they seek to help our members to combine and informal learning experience; to more fully appreciate the of both theoretical and practical knowledge; and, by broadening their understanding of human relationships, to produce men of wisdom who will be better prepared to make positive contributions to society and all mankind. During Greek Week, the gentlemen of Phi Sigma Kappa are shown running diligently to the pie eating contest. (Photo by Jose Otero) In the Fall, the gentlemen of Phi Sigma Kappa watch Gator football game. (Photo by Phi Sigma Kappa) In the game room, this Phi Sigma Kappa member celebrates his win over his opponent. (Photo by Phi Sigma Kappa) Symbol: Equilateral Triangle Mascot: Grey Spotted Owl Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Size: 41 2002-2003 Phi Sigma Kappa " Spread Your Wings And Fly. " FLORIDA DELTA Chapter Pi Beta Phi The Florida Delta chapter of Pi Beta Phi was founded at the University of Florida in 1969. The sisters originally occupied the apartment across from Tigert Hall now know as Gainesville Garden Townhouses. They later moved to a brick house near row. In 1977, the attitude the Greek system became very negative and many houses suffered a decrease in membership. Pi Beta Phi voted to relinquish the charter, the sisters felt it was better to become than let the name of Pi Beta Phi stand for anything but the best. In the Early 80 ' s, the Grand Council of Pi Beta Phi decides to re-introduce Pi Beta Phi to the University of Florida. With the help of neighboring, Florida Beta at Florida State University, Florida Delta had a successful rush. Pi Phi proved that they were here to stay. A the annual Bows and Arrows Formal, sisters J.J. Wilson and Kate Koch dance the night away. (Photo by Pi Beta Phi) During a Rapper and Rockstars social, seniors Jane Mai, Jen Lurcovich, Natalie Bauman, Nikki Lathan, Rapper show their enthusiasm. (Photo by Pi Beta Phi) Each Fall, the ladies of Pi Beta Phi have the annual Big Sister Revealing. (Photo by Pi Beta Phi) 2002-2003 Pi Beta Phi Nickname: Pi Phi Founded Nationally: April 28, 1867 Founded Locally: 1969 Colors: Silver, Blue Wine Flower: Wine Carnation Symbol: Arrow Mascot: Angel hilanthropy: Links Chapter Size: 168 Literacy 145 " Once A Pike, Always A Pike. " 2002-2003 Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is a Greek letter, secret, college, social fraternity. It is composed of men who share similar ideals of friendship, truth, honor, and loyalty. The Fraternity ' s ideals are expressed in the written words and symbols of a secret ritual. These ideals and members ' to maintain the visions of the fraternity ' s founders are the great m oral legacy of Pi Kappa Alpha. Pi Kappa Alpha was founded at the University of Virginia on March 1, 1868. At the time, the University of Virginia was the fifth largest school in the United States. Only Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Michigan were bigger. The University of Virginia is considered the first truly American state university because it was the first to be established totally free from religious control. The Pi Kappa Alpha chapter at the of Florida was chartered on March 17, 1904 and was the second fraternity establish at UF. ALPHA ETA Chapter Just hanging around, the gentlemen of Pi Kappa Alpha show a fraternal sign. (Photo by Pi Kappa Alpha) During lunch, the gentlemen of Pi Kappa Alpha take a picture with their guests. (Photo by Pi Kappa Alpha) Right before their annual event Pike Platoon, the gentlemen of Pi Kappa Alpha welcomes their guest in costumes. (Photo by pi Kappa Alpha) " Nothing Shall Ever Tear Us Asunder. " Pi Kappa Phi ALPHA EPSILON Chapter Hanging Out, the gentlemen of Pi Kappa Phi gather together after their annual Rose Ball formal. (Photo by Justin Oliver) During Spring Break, the Gentlemen of Pi Kappa Phi take the a quick picture before they arrive to their destination on their Cruise. (Phot by Justin Oliver) At the annual Swamp Party, the gentlemen of Pi Kappa Phi stand in front of their house with all of their guests. (Photo by Justin Oliver) Pi Kappa Phi was recognized for being this year ' s most outstanding chapter at the University of Florida. The chapter won various awards such as the Buddy McKay Award, Blood Drive, President ' s Cup along with Dance Marathon ' s winner in fundraising and spirit. For nearly 100 years, Pi Kappa Phi has been building better men on college campuses across the country. From their humble roots at the College of Charleston in South Carolina to over 140 campuses today. Pi Kappa Phi stands for commitment to fundamental values. They are a first class fraternity, who firmly in the tenets of CLASS (Character, Leadership, Academics, Service and Sportsmanship). Pi Kappa Phi is the only organization nationally that create its own called PUSH America. The chapter each year raises thousands of dollars and awareness with their annual " No line dance contest. The Alpha chapter was founded here at the of Florida on February 23, 1924. Since its inception the chapter has become one of the top fraternal organizations on campus. Pi Kappa Phi strives to build better men and proving that they are " America ' s Leading Fraternity " . Nickname: Pi Kapps ded Nationally: December 10, 1904 founded Locally: February 23, 1924 Colors: White, Gold and Blue Flower: Red Rose Symbol: Mascot: Raider Philanthropy: USH America Chapter Size: 124 2002-2003 Pi Kappa Phi Top Row: Lee White, Chris Cuomo, David Di Cristina, John Gula, David Squitin, Rick Hancock, Adam Blank, Daniel Colon Second Row: Dan Rudewicz, Vince Manzo, Garrett Wilcox, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Munn, Dusty Dail, Hal Levenberg, Shane Volney, Steve Feder, Tony Tacoma, Doug Barker Third Row: Brian Gold, Adam Alijoburi, Sapneil Parikh, Mike Coogan, Peter Schwartz, Scott Fisher, Mike Wagner, Jason Cummings, Jonathan Keating, Justin Oliver, Rick Cain, Ben Lee, Nick Burnett, Mike Correnti, Jimmy Rogers, Chad Salheim, Sam Saxon, Jose Otero, Kyle Holt Bottom Row: The ladies of Pi Kappa Phi with the 2003 Rose Queen Jackie Dister, AF " Not Four Years By A Life Time. " FLORIDA DELTA Chapter Pi Lambda Phi Nickname: Pi Lams Founded Nationally: Founded Locally: 1925, 2001 Colors: Purple On Foun ders Day, the gentlemen of Pi Lambda Phi huddle in a circle. (Photo by Pi Lambda Phi) All Together, the gentlemen of Pi Lambda Phi gather with their alumni to celebrate the chapter ' s success. (Photo by Pi Lambda Phi) During A barbecue, the gentlemen of Pi Lambda Phi stand together in front a roasted pig. (Photo by Pi Lambda Phi) A college fraternity is a Broth- erhood of a group of men with ideals and goals, banded together for self-improvement, teamwork, and lifelong friendship - that ' s a fraternity. Fraternities like Pi Lambda Phi can help men get the most of their college experience with leadership challenges, community service, academics, skills, and social activities. Most people immediate associate the word " social " with fraternities. The social aspects of fraternities make them fun activities, mixers, and parties are all part of fraternity life. Where fraternity brothers discover real growth is in interaction. Getting along with others, adjustment to chapter life, the importance of group welfare, practical leadership, management experience, and personal character development fraternities have a rich and honorable tradition in university life, and will to prove a definite and place in the academic world. Symbol: None Mascot: Lion philanthropy: Friends For Life hapter Size: 54 2002-2003 Pi Lambda Phi Front Row: Rodney Patton, Joshua Krehbiel, D ennis Pickering, Brian Mullahey, Charles Smith, James Amadeo, Jason Fein, Jeff Roth, Matt Seymour Second Row: Mahesh Vaidyanathan, Joseph Pickering, Ivan Minkin, Andrew McSwain, Nick Norden, Brad Heron, William Francis, Tristan Mohadeo Third Row: Donald Ray Curtis III, Matthew Ellis, Lucas Higman, Aaron Chinault Back Row: Corey Hamilton Roof: Christopher Sao, Christopher Poola, Kristofer Mahaffey, Christopher Ruiz " The True Gentlemen. " FLORIDA UPSILON Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Alpha Epsilon Frater- nity is a leader in the social of college men. Their values have been embraced by more than 260,000 men since their founding in 1856. The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship and service for its members based upon the ideals set forth by the Founders and as enuciated in " The True Gentleman. " SAE is North America ' s largest social fraternity with more than 260,000 initiated members. Fraternal symbols include the lion, the phoenix, Minerva, and the fleur-de-lis. Sigma Alpha Epsilon was the first fraternity to establish a national headquarters (1929), a national Leadership School (1935), a national Men ' s Health Issues Committee (1980), and a program entitled the Leading Edge (1990). Currently, the Fraternity offers a comprehensive program called The True Gentleman Initiative. Right, before a social event , the gentlemen of Sigma Alpha Epsilon pose in gangsters outfits. (Photo by Sigma Alpha Epsilon) The Gentlemen of Sigma Alpha Epsilon celebrate a social with the Ladies of Alpha Delta Pi with the theme " 70 ' s Funkadelic " . Photo by Sigma Alpha Epsilon The gentlemen of Sigma Alpha Epsilon gather together during a social. ( Photo by Sigma Alpha Epsilon) 2002-2003 Sigma Alpha Epsilon nded Nationally: March 9, 1856 Founded Locally: February 11, 1884 Colors: Purple Gold flower: Violet Symbol: Minerva Mascot: Lion Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Chapter Size: 124 " With The Cross You Will Conquer. " Sigma Chi GAMMA THETA Chapter The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is to cultivate an appreciation of and commitment to the ideals of friendship, justice and learning. These ideals and objectives have been at the heart of Sigma Chi since its founding by seven men at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, on June 28,1855. These seven men that the principles they were imperfectly realized in other fraternal organizations. Although this vision of Sigma Chi was based upon the notion of shared ideals, they that true brotherhood would thrive best among men of different temperaments, talents and convictions. Their guiding principles, unchanged for almost 150 years, continue to the essence of Sigma Chi. Like all Greek organizations, Sigma Chi ' s and purposes are set forth in a secret document called Ritual. Sigma Chi also has a set of signs, symbols and heraldry which supports their teachings. Nickname: Founded Nationally: June 28, 1855 Founded Locally: Old Gold Colors: Flower: White Rose Symbol: Cross Mascot: Eagle During a social, the gentlemen of Sigma Chi gather with their dates for a picture. (Photo By Sigma Chi) At a Biker Social with the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta, the gentlemen of Sigma Chi anticipates the nights events. (Photo by Sigma Chi) During Football season, The gentlemen of Sigma Chi celebrate another Gator victory. (Photo by Sigma Chi) ' hilanthropy: Miracle Network Size: 2002-2003 Sigma Chi 2002-2003 Sigma Kappa " One Heart One Way " Sigma Kappa The purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to unite its members in a bond of sincere friendship for the of character. The of social, literary, and intellectual culture to support and further the and objectives of the colleges where its chapters are functioning. To strive for high standards of achievement-scholastically, socially, and spiritually and to make a constructive to the communities in which its collegiate and alumnae clubs are locate. This is done by encouraging the exercise of the rights and obligations of good citizens, the support of worthwhile civic, social and philanthropic projects. Sigma Kappa Sorority is a social organization of collegiate and alumnae women committed to the ideals of life-long intellectual, spiritual fulfillment and service for the greater good. The vision of Sigma Kappa is to be a sorority, forever achieving excellence in their chapters, among their members and influencing the lives of others. 9, 1874 On Sigma Kappa Founder ' s Day, the sisters gather with alumni in celebration of another anniversary. (Photo By Flash Foto) Getting ready to got to the Violet Ball, the ladies of Sigma Kappa gather together for a group picture. (Photo by Jose Otero) During the Greek Week Olympics, the ladies of Sigma Kappa gather together before the tournaments begin (Photo by Jose Otero) BETA TAU Chapter " Opportunity For Wisdom, Wisdom For Culture. " Sigma Lambda Beta ZETA BETA Chapter Sigma Lambda Beta is an international social that was founded in 1986 at the University of Iowa. It is based on cultural understanding and Most noteworthy is that Sigma Lambda Beta was founded by 18 men of whom 16 were of Latin American or Hispanic They believe in the principles of fairness and opportunity and in the equality of all men no matter what their race, culture, or ethnicity. Sigma Lambda Beta ' s biggest goal is to see that all of society can realize the importance of these three In order to achieve this goal they must strive to model these and present ourselves in a gentlemanly and educated fashion. Founded Nationally: April 4, 1986 Founded Locally: January 30, 1999 Colors: Royal Purple Pure White Nickname: Betas During a Chapter meeting, the gentlemen of Sigma lambda Beta discuss important topics at hand. (Photo By Sigma lambda Beta) Brother Frank " Verdad " practicing CPR at the Annual Victor Correa Ortiz CPR Awareness Day Event. (Photo by Sigma Lambda Beta) Brothers Jose " Serio " and Danny " Confiable " help out with Water Lettuce removal at Ichetucknee Springs. (Photo By Sigma Lambda Beta) Flower: Red Carnation Symbol: None Mascot: White Stallion Mustang Philanthropy: Sigma Lambda Beta Education Foundation Chapter Size: 15 2002-2003 Sigma Lambda Beta Top Row: Edwin Andrade, Denny Mathew, Fred Leve, Arturo Armand,Luis Gomez,Mario Vasquez, Victor Gomez, Julio Bueno Bottom Row: Donald Goff, Daniel Navarro, Nicholas Quinones, Manuel Dieguez, Aaron Campeon, Jose Queijeiro " Culture Is Pride, Pride Is Success. " RHO ALPHA Chapter Sigma Lambda Gamma On October 22, 1989, a group of women gathered at the Chicano Native American Cultural Center to form an organization of Latina women at the University of lowa. Their goal was to form a group that would provide social and academic support to Latinas and women of all cultures. After a lot of hard work and dedication, the Panhellenic Council at the University of Iowa recognized Sigma Lambda Gamma as a sorority on April 9, 1990. This is the day that Sigma Lambda Gamma National recognizes as their Founding date. Today, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority has Chapters all over the United States varying from New York to Texas and Florida to Our members have recognized the need for togetherness and support among women of all cultures at their univesities and colleges and are to the overall success of women in the world. The Ladies of Sigma Lambda Gamma gather together after a step show performance. (Photo by Sigma Lambda Gamma) In Turlington Plaza, the ladies of Sigma Lambda Gamma sit patiently until class begins. (Photo by Sigma Lambda Gamma) After a meeting, the ladies of Sigma Lambda Gamma show their organization hand sign. (Photo by Sigma Lambda Gamma) Nickname: Gammas Founded Nationally: April 9, 1990 Founded Locally: October 3, 1999 Colors: Shocking Pink Majestic Purple Flower: Pink Rose Symbol: None Mascot: Purple Panther Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Awareness Chapter Size: 21 2002-2003 Sigma Lambda Gamma Front Row: Angela Quijano, Kwanzaa Ellis, Karla King, Yasenia Alvarado, Janeika James, Ana Armbrister, CJ Taylor, Talita Baca, Gayle Lyew-Ayee, Genelle Hou, Vanessa Tessmer Bueno, Natalie Domond Back Row: Elissa Glass, Patricia Prins, Jennifer Reece, Elvy Ramos, Lizette Robles, Tresha Robinson, Carolina Sarmiento, Leah Rouzan, Claudia Romero, Fabrian Jackson, Ana Rangel Kristy Marie Flores 153 " Building Balanced Leaders For The World Communities. " Sigma Phi Epsilon FLORIDA ALPHA Chapter Nickname: Founded Nationally: November 1, 1901 Sig Ep Founded Locally: March 28, 1925 Colors: Purple, Red Gold Flower: Violet Dark Red Rose During Sigma Phi Epsilon ' s 1989 strategic planning process, the Planning Committee adopted the vision statement, Building Balanced for the World ' s Communities.To that the Fraternity achieved its vision in undergraduate chapters, a committee of Fraternity leaders gathered to develop a new four-year membership development program. Furthermore, Sigma Phi Epsilon has go beyond Phi Beta Kappa when demolish the " frat boy " stereotype through focusing on the development of a sound mind and a sound body. The Man Program is the best tool to use to reach this goal. The Balanced Man is a four year membership program implemented in chapters on a voluntary basis. Implementation in Fall of 1992. The Balanced Man Program appeals to undergraduates it concentrates on individual and chapter development. In particular, the BMP focuses on mentoring, campus and community involvement, and the Ritual. The BMP also focuses on the development of a sound mind and a sound body. Standing together are brothers Anthony Wasloski, Keith Gibbs, Rafy Sawin, Josh Graeves and Tim Lyons. (Photo by Sigma Phi Epsilon) During Sig Ep Safari, the gentlemen of Sigma Phi Epsilon celebrate their annual social event. (Photo by Sigma Phi Epsilon) At a Grab-A-Date, the gentlemen of Sigma Phi Epsilon take a picture with their dates. (Photo by Sigma Phi Epsilon) Symbol: Skull Crossbones Mascot: Knight Philanthropy: Surfrider Foundation Chapter Size: 117 2002-2003 Sigma Phi Epsilon During the ladies of Chi Omega ' s Philanthropy Event, the gentleman of Tau Epsilon Phi help support their cause. (Photo by Flash Foto) Tau Epsilon Phi Tau Epsilon Phi was established in the year 1909-1910, by two small groups of men who became intrigued with the idea that friendship acquired during collegiate days should be bound together through some means for the remainder of one ' s life. The desirable qualities that one gathered from those around him should be inter- changed for more than the mere two or three years of collegiate association. On October 10, 1910, during a lunch period, a hurried conference was held between that two groups in a deserted lecture hall. The spirit of organization was so instilled in the eight original gatherers that another was arranged for that very afternoon after school hours. At five o ' clock that afternoon, a determined group of young men met in Central Park to hold a lengthier discussion and see the plans that they had dreamed of approach reality. The first recorded meeting was called to order in the library of the Department of Columbia University, on Friday October 19, 1910. Four men, two of whom later dropped out, were invited to that meeting. " Traditions, Excellence Pride. " TAU ALPHA Chapter During Dance Marathon, the gentlemen of Tau Epsilon Phi stand with their DM partner Alpha Epsilon Phi. (Photo by Jose Otero) In downtown, the gentlemen of Tau Epsilon Phi take a break after a week of classes. (Photo by Tau Epsilon Phi) Nickname: TEP unded Nationally: ctober 10, 1910 Founded Locally: February, 1925 Colors: Lavender White Flower: Violet Lily of the Valley Mascot: r Size: 2002-2003 Tau Epsilon Phi Top Row: Mitch Kotkin, Jacob Spiegler, J.P. Simon, Jariel Bortnick, Michael Kramarz, Cameron Kahni, James Cuffe, Kevin Young, Jordan Isrow, Ed Brooks, Justin Gutman, Scott Kennelly, Jeff Seiden, Jeff Reader, Jared Weiner, Kenny Pepper, Mark Young, Jason Lipton, Warren Fryefield, Eric Steiner, John Brezel Middle Row: Brian Kaplan, Brett Lieberman, Fabian Moiguer, Ian Widensky, Chris Canizares, Matt Kahn, Arick Fudali, Andrew Bender, Michael Walter, Aaron Davis, Jared Fleet Bottom Row: Andrew Peters, Jesse Feldman, Andrew Comiter, Michael Stern, Jacob Bliberg, Brian Levy, Bradley Vialpando 155 " The Helping Hand. " Founded Nationally: April 10, 1856 Founded Locally: October 9, 1915 Colors: Military Red White Flower: Red Carnation Theta Chi The Objectives of Theta Chi Fraternity were adopted by the Grand Chapter in 1935. The Objectives present their goals as a Fraternity, define and explain the relationship of Theta Chi to other organizations, and set forth expectations for undergraduate and alumnus members and chapters. The preamble clearly states the purpose and mission of the Objectives and the importance which the members in Theta Chi attach to the Objectives. In this latest edition of The Manual, they have changed and some terms and definitions found in the Objectives to conform to our organization and modern usage. The Objectives can be arranged into four groups relating to personal, social, and financial subjects. To make Theta Chi Fraternity a positive force for constructive and continued development of the highest type of citizenship among its members and to perpetuate the fundamentals of the Fraternity. Nickname: Theta Chi TAU Chapter After a win, the Gentlemen of Theta Chi wave their Fraternal Flag. (Photo by Theta Chi) In front of their home, the gentlemen of Theta Chi spend a day in the sun.. (Photo by Theta Chi) During a social, the gentlemen of Theta Chi stand with their guests after a long night of festivities. (Photo by Theta Chi) Symbol: Mascot: Rattle Snake Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Chapter Size: 102 2002-2003 Theta Chi Back Row: Kevin Treparier, Dez Waters, Jay VandeBogart, Tom Van Winkle, Josh Watson, Matt McLeod, Matt Roberts, Stephen Gildea, Will Eschen, Darren Maviglia, Andy Adolfsson, Damien Yare Front Row: Seth Bremer, Brett Luckadoo, Troy Ferguson, David Airomloo, Ivan Lechowich, Matt Savage, Brian Halpern, Kane Whited, Dominic Esposito, Billy Bryant, Jon Finegold " Powerhouse of Excellence. " Zeta Beta Tau ALPHA ZETA Chapter Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity was inspired by Richard J. H. Gottheil, a professor of languages at Columbia University and a leader in the early American Zionist movement. On December 29, 1898, Professor Gottheil gathered together a group of Jewish students from several New York City universities to form a Zionist youth society. The society was called Z.B.T. During this brief period, the society came to serve as a kind of fraternal body for college students who, as Jews, were excluded from joining existing fraternities because of the sectarian practices which prevailed at the end of the nineteenth century in the United States. The continuing need for a Greek-letter fraternity open to Jewish students prompted Z.B.T. to change its raison d ' etre, structure and emphasis and to become Zeta Beta Tau in 1903. the merged Zeta Beta Tau Broth- erhood is some 110,000 Brothers strong, and ZBT Chapters and are established at over 80 campus locations. At a social, the gentlemen of Zeta Beta Phi gather together to greet their guests. (Photo by Zeta Beta Tau) During an intramural football game, the gentlemen of Zeta Beta Tau stand together after the event. (Photo by Zeta Beta Tau) At a Woodser, The gentlemen of Zeta Beta Tau burn a fire forming the letters Z B T. (Photo by Zeta Beta Tau) Founded Nationally: December 19, 1868 Founded Locally: 1994 Colors: Blue and Gold Flower: Symbol: Skull and Cross bones Mascot: None Philanthropy: Children Miracle Network Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Zeta Beta Tau " All Is Conquered By Labor. " Zeta Phi Beta MU EPSILON Chapter The Gainesville Graduate of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Delta Sigma Zeta) was established in 1948. Thorough their vision for the presence of Zeta on the Campus of the University of Florida the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was the first Sorority to be chartered on April 3,1974. Chartered only one semester after its brother chapter, the world famous Zeta Kappa chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The charter line of the Magnificent Mu Epsilon chapter contented 13 pioneering women, who brought the Light of Zeta to the University of Florida campus, under the guidance of the Delta Sigma Zeta sorors. These women: Gloria Dean Anderson, Gertrude Browdy, Marcia Cummings, Rosa L. Daniels, Maria Dempsey, Janice Holcomb, Phyllis Jenkins, Joyce C. King, Shirlene Melton, Novellia Price, Alpha Haye, Dona H. Coward and Daisy M. Badford, forever changed the dynamics of the OF campus, bringing Scholarship, Service, Sisterly love and Finer Womanhood to a once Male dominated campus. Nationally: 16, 1920 Philanthropy: March of Dimes Chapter Size: 2002-2003 Zeta Phi Beta Top Row: Krystal Rajkumar, Juanita Enogieru, Christina Rajkumar, Stella DaCruz Second Row: Krystal Tingle, Robyn Hankerson, Patricia Richards, Brandy Williams Third Row: Deanna Lindo, Essence Hinson, Sharhonda Carter, Donna Thompson Fourth Row: Kay-Tania Smyle, Latoryia Thomas, Nikki Dugger, Joan Fernandez Front Row: Sheena Williams, Yvelle Lee, Debbie Satyal, LaQuita Smith On the weekend, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta show their hand signs. (Photo by Zeta Phi Beta) During the Winter Holidays, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta celebrate with their sisters and guests. (Photo by Zeta Phi Beta) During a step show performance, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta proudly support their sisters. (Photo by Zeta Phi Beta) GAMMA IOTA Chapter " Seek The Noblest. " Zeta Tau Alpha Zeta sisterhood reminds them of what was once the inspiration of their founders over 100 years ago. It is now the bond that they share with every Zeta sister. Where there is laughter, friendship, strength, and support. The Gamma Iota chapter strives in its continuation of to recognizing each member with her own individual talents. The strong that exists provides a chance for every member to get involved and have fun at the activities that will develop that last a lifetime.Some of their sisterhood activities include Big Little Night, New member sleepover, Crown Cousins, and Fall and Spring Sisterhood retreats. The annual fall retreat is a Sunday of tubing down Ginny Springs and this year in the spring they went to St. for a day on the beach. Senior Week specifically honors the Gamma Iota during their last semester at Zeta. Whether its a Zeta Day, cheering each other on at an intramural game, or simply watching a movie in the house, sisterhood can always be found amongst Zetas. On Bid Day, the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha wait for their new member to arrive to their house. (Photo by Flash Foto) During an Orlando Magic Game, these ladies of Zeta Tau alpha hug each other before the game begins. (Photo by Zeta Tau Alpha) The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha had many of their sister participate in the Dazzlers Dance Team. (Photo by Zeta Tau Alpha) Flower: White Violet Symbol: Crown Stawberry Mascot: Zebra Philanthropy: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Chapter Size: 192 2002-2003 Zeta Tau Alpha Nickname: Zetas Founded Nationally: October 15, 1898 Founded Locally: April 2, 1949 Colors: Steel Gray 6 Turquoise Blue 159 College of Engineering Getting read another By Jose Library, law held various study group in order to further understand subject at Dedication Dr. James E. Scott, a native Albion, Michigan, spent his career murders of five local college students, four for whom were teaching and serving others. He began his career as a high school enrolled at UF, in 1990. teacher and guidance counselor in the Willow Run, Michigan Public School System. From 1972 to 1976, he was Assistant Dean of Student and Directors of the office of Campus Life at Dr. Scott received his bachelor ' s degree in history from Eastern Michigan University in 1969 and his master ' s in guidance and counseling, also at Eastern Michigan in 1971. He earned a Eastern Michigan until 1981. Dr. Scott had been Vice President doctorate from the University of Michigan ' s Center for the study for Student Affairs at the University of Florida since September 1999, but actually began his connection with the UF more than 20 years ago. He first cam to UF in 1981 as the dean of Student: a position he would hold for 12 years, and quickly gained a reputation someone student could trust. In 1993, he left UF to become Vice President for Student Services at Georgia State University, but returned • to UF six years later as Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Scott was widely known for his down-to earth personality and ability to work easily with professional colleagues and students alike. During his tenure at UF, he was strong advocate for student responsibility. Many former students remember him as an excellent mentor. He also earned high praise for his help in guiding the university through one of the toughest periods-the of Higher Education in 1978 and did post doctoral studies at Harvard University in 1988. He was a member of the Greater Bethel AME Church. This year the 2003 TOWER, is in dedication to the memory of Dr. James E. Scott. His determination, dedication and service to the student body here at the University of Florida will live eternally in hearts and minds he has touched. Dr. Scott will be greatly missed and remain a true inspiration to us all. Top: Dr. Jim Scott playing his favorite sport golf. (Photo by Student Affairs) Right: Ann Scott (wife) and Dr. Jim Scott sit together at University of Florida reception. (Photo by Student Affair Left: Dr. Jim Scott walks his daughter Lori Scott on her wedding day. (Photo by Student Affairs) Dr. James E. Scott Vice President of Student Affairs October 30, 1947 - February 16, 2003 163 On November 1, 1999, internationally recognized leader of higher Dr. Charles Young formally accepted the exciting opportunity to take the University of Florida into the 21st century. As Chancellor 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. 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 his belated wife, Sue, Young was off to serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. 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 expanding 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. At the age of 36, Young became the youngest leader piloting any major U.S. university. During his 29 years as chancellor, which is highest position held at UCLA, Young made the university a partner with the Los Angeles area, emphasizing and building upon the key position of the university in community and service. Among his accomplishments, Chancellor Young college student involvement in community and public service and was instrumental in efforts to reform K-12 education in Los Angeles. Young, a longtime member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Presidents Commission, has been a leader in reforming intercollegiate raising academic eligibility standards for student athletes and curbing recruiting abuse. In the process, UCLA ' s athletic program blossomed and Young ' s efforts helped make an indelible impact on the lives of student athletes throughout America. 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 Forum. A strong and early advocate of internationalism and inclusiveness for his university, Young has received the Award for Inter-American Cooperation from the Inter-American Organization for Higher the International Education Leadership Award from the Coalition for International Education, and he and his belated 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 ofArts 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. 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 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 Young bring his unique and well-recognized leadership and experience to Gainesville. 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, Colburn has been a member of the University of Florida faculty since 1972. A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Colburn received his bachelor ' s degree and master ' s degree from Providence College before entering the U.S. Army in 1966. Colburn served one year in Vietnam before returning to the States and attending the of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his doctorate in 1971. After teaching at UNC and East Carolina University, Colburn came to the University of Florida in 1972. 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 printed in 1999 with Lance de Haven-Smith, and African American Mayors: Race, Politics and the American City printed in 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 in 2001. 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 As vice provost, he was responsible for enrollment tenure and promotion, the undergraduate curriculum, and the combined degree program. Colburn has been a regular to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, having written more than 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. 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 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. 105 Gail F Baker Public Relations The vice president for Public Relations is responsible for directing the assessments of UF communications programs and conducting strategic planning activities. The Office of Public Relations was established in 1999 to evaluate the current status of UF communications and to advise on and spearhead solutions toward insuring today ' s efforts meet on going and requirements in accordance with the UF mission. Kenneth I. Berns Health Affairs The vice president for Health Affairs has the duties and responsibilities for the general supervision of the Health Care. The J. Hillis Miller Health Care is a separate budgetary entity within the University of Florida receiving its funds from the legislature through the Board of Regents and the president. 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 Phillips is designated by the president to carry out the re sponsibilities of the of Sponsor Research and the University of Florida Research Foundation, as well as federal compliance issues related to animal care and human subjects. Paul A. Robell Development Alumni Affairs The vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs is responsible for the operations associated with he management, investment and of resources generated for the University by the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. and the University of Florida Alumni Association. Pamela J. Bernard General Counsel The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and representation to the University of Florida, its components units and affiliated entities and to its employees while acting within the scope and course of their employment. 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 sperate budgetary unit within the university, receiving it appropriate funds from the legislature through the Board of Regents and the President. A dean is for coordinating the total statewide effort for IFAS in each of the functioning areas of teaching, research and extension. John E. Poppell Finance Administration The vice president for Finance and Administration is the chief fiscal and business officer of the University of Florida with responsibilities encompassing all campus units. The vice president serves as the fiscal and business advisor to the president of the University. James E. Scott Student Affairs The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is open to assist individual and groups in matters concerning them. All students are encouraged to share in the responsibility of enabling the various of the university community to meet the needs of the students. Jay M. Stein Design, Construction Planning John Kraft Business Administration Katherine Emihovich Education Teresa A. Dolan Dentistry Jimmy Cheek Agriculture Life Sciences Pramod P. Krargonekar Engineering Donald McGlothlin Fine Arts Robert Frank Health Professionals Patrick Bird Health Human Performance Terry Hynes Journalism Communications Jon Mills Neil S. Sullivan Craig Tisher Stephen R. Humphrey Kathleen Ann Long Law Liberal Arts Sciences Medicine Natural Resources Environment Nursing William H. Riffee Joe DiPietro Pharmacy Veterinary Medicine College of AGRICULTURAL LIFE SCIENCES The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has the distinction of being the first school at the of Florida. In 1999, the college changed it ' s name from the College of to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Formerly known as the College of the college changed its name to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) to better represent the myriad of programs offered at the college. The college is a member of UF ' s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and constitutes programs of IFAS. The CALS offers 20 graduate. degree programs, 21 graduate and more than 50 specialization . Some of these degree include a bachelor in plant medicine and undergraduate minor in plant, molecular and cell biology, agricultural law, agricultural poultry science and fishers and aquatic sciences. During the last decade, undergraduate enrollment has 23 percent and graduate programs enrollment rose 17 percent. The GALS is well positioned for the future restructuring of degrees available. an exciting time to study in CALS because the 21st century will be characterized by discoveries in life sciences. These discoveries will revolutionized our understanding of human, plants, animals, microorganisms and ecosystems. Our and students will continue to create knowledge and technology that will improve various aspects of our lives and the environment, " stated Dean Jimmy Cheek, Ph.D. The college has taken a much greater role in providing general education courses for all student at the University of Florida and by collaborating with other colleges on campus. -Photo by 1912 Left: Working di ligently on her assignment, Tiffany from food science and human nu- trition conducts an research experiement. -Photo by CALS Below: After class, students from the College of and Life Sciences stand with one of the Gator Statuettes. -Photo by CALS Photo by CALS Above: Conducting field re- search, turfgrass science Dr. Grady Miller and student observe the soccerball as it rolls across the turfgrass. 169 College of DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION PLANNING The College of Design, Construction and Planning has grown to become one of the largest colleges in the country. The college was renamed in 2001 from the College of Architecture to the College of Design, Construction and Planning to reflect the diverse programs and activities. The College of Design, Construction and Planning is one of the largest colleges and compre- hensive designs schools in the country with approxi- mately 1,500 student, members and 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 had a program with a concentration available in each degree program -- architecture, building interior design, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. The college recognizes the need to innovate, experiment and adapt to the powerful forces that are profoundly affecting the built environment and higher education. Technology is constantly changing not only in the practice of the professions, but also the nature of the education institute. Computers, widely used in all the college disciplines, have long been an integral part of the instructional programs in all five of the academic units. But today technology is moving everyone inexorably toward becoming a Global College. The College of Design, Construction and Planning strives on its ideals how it was founded on almost 80 years ago. -Photo by 1957 Seminole Photo by Jose Otero Above: Hard at work, juniors Nerissa McCoy and Michael Wirsching finished their architecture projects. Left: Working on building structure designs, juniors Cortnee Wood and Jennifer Hambleton discuss some of the techniques needed to the project. -Photo by Jose Otero Above: Pinning up some junior Dora Huang some ofher peers assignments for the semester. -Photo by Jose Otero Below: After class, junior Rishi Harjam and senior Jeff Grossfeld ask Professor Naranjo Emerson about the lecture on capital markets. Right: Before class begins, senior Ellen Hu reviews the chapter before for her urban economics course. -Photo by jose Otero Above: Studying outside in Emerson courtyard, senior Tavara Johnson prepares for her generations of accounting exam. -Photo by Jose Otero -Photo by Jose Otero College of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The Warrington College of Business has developed unique and innovative degree programs and in response to the changes in global, business and the dynamic information age of the new millennium. In 1994, the College of Administration instituted its bachelor of arts in business administration to meet the need of students with particular career goals. This program allows students to meet their individual needs by specializing in one or more than 80 areas while earning a business degree. In addi- tion to this innovative program, the Warrington-College numerous exchanges to enhance the undergraduate experience. Student can broaden their horizons and -Photo by 1937 Seminole for the global business world that awaits them by studying at such schools as the Haarlem Business School in the Netherlands and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Undergraduate students also have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of topics and hone career skills by enrolling in one of several graduate programs in business in which they can obtain a master ' s degree in just one year. It is the wide spectrum of opportunities, in and out of the classroom, that makes business education at the Warrington College complete. Since 1927, their remain the same: to serve business related organizations and individuals by developing business people and providing solutions for important business problems. The College of Business Administration was founded in 1927, after receiving an endowment from 1958 business alumnus Al Warrington the college was renamed in his honor. Photo by Jose Otero Above: Having a discussion with his patient, senior Bo Sweeny explains how he will create a temporary crown. -Photo by Jose Otero Above: After a full day of workingwith his patients, Mike Morreno take time to review some dental procedures before class begins that evening. Photo by Jose Otero Right: Working in the dental lab, junior Jason Speigel a pair of dentures for one of his patients. College of Dentistry Being a part of a comprehensive health care center and a major university is what makes the of Florida College of Dentistry special. The college is an integral unit of the University of Florida Health Science Center, one of the most comprehensive academic health care centers in the United States. The dental school shares a physical plant with the Health Science Center at the of Florida, Together they comprise a health center on campus that encourages the sharing knowledge across disciplines and advances the concepts of an integral health care team. The college was establish in the late 1960s and admitted its first class in 1972. In a short time, it had been recognized for a teaching programs that prepare and skillful dentists, for extensive research activities that further the understanding of oral disease and develop new treatments procedures and materials and for quality clinical programs that provide patient care. The college, which is fully accred- ited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, offers a four year program leading to the D.M.D. degree. Graduates are well rounded dental practitioners who can provided their patients with comprehensive car. They have a solid grounding in the biological sciences and are skillful diagnosticians and are committed to life long learning and high standard of professionalism and ethics. -Photo by 1983 Tower The College of Dentistry was established in the late 1960s and admitted its first class in 1972. The college has been recognized for its rigorous teaching programs and extensive research activities. The college is ranked 5 in the nation, by the National Instuttute of Health (NIH) for research funding. College of EDUCATION The College of Education ' opened in 1905. Norman Hall, which is the building for the College of Education opened in 1932 as the P.K. Yonge Laboratory school and later on became the College of Education in 1957. The building was named after Dean James W. Norman who served the college from 1920 to 1941. Established 1905, the College of has played an important role in the Florida educational community. Under the leadership of James Norman, the college was instrumental in the founding of P.K. Yonge Laboratory School, a Kindergarten through 12th grade school designed to provide practical teacher training. In 1934, teachers in this school began to make many to curriculum planning throughout the state of Florida. Currently, the college continues to produce the quality educators through its PROTEACH teacher preparation program, Which consists of a five- year program, which culminates in a master of education degree. The college offers counselor education, education leadership, educational psychology, special education, and teaching programs for the graduate level. In 2003, the college welcomed new dean, Catherine Emihovich which will further lead the college in its up coming years. As the college looks towards the future, several changes are being made, including advancing graduate study and research, expanding research and program at P.K. Yonge, and unifying and special education teacher program. -Photo by 1954 Seminole Below: Dr. Rodman B. Webb awards junior, special education Natalie Kwait, the Cheryl Ziegert Memorial Scholarship Fund. Left: Students from the College of Education promote school spirit the Homecoming Parade. The College of Education and the College of Engineering created a combined float with the slogan, " There no place like the swamp " . -Photo by Jose Otero -Photo by Jose Otero Photo by Jose Otero Above: Left to Right: Provost, David R. Colburn; Dean, Catherine Emihovich; Burdines Teacher of the Year, Randy Scott; Director of P.K. Yonge, Frances Vandiver; and Principal of P.K. Yonge, Chris Morris gather together in celebration of Randy ' s achievements. College of ENGINEERING The College of was founded in 1910 by John R. Benton, professor of physics and electrical engineering. Today the college has about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,5000 graduate engineering students in 12 different engineering disciplines. The College of Engineering has continued to expand and flourish in the 2002-2003 academic year. The merger of aerospace engineering, mechanics and science with mechanical engineering into the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department and the newly created department of Biomedical Engineering have strengthened the college. The UF Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has involved faculty from a multitude of fields in the development of carbon nanotubes, microelectromechanical systems, and research and transfer center that will develop water, waste, and air recovery systems for extended manned space flights, as well as land applications. Faculty from various departments are participating in research at the micro and nano scale -Photo by 1912 Seminole level to develop methodologies for the next of water treatment, microelectronics and advanced materials processing. Of course, the College of Engineering hasn ' t simply focused on the future, but on improving our present with service to the community. The environmental, industrial and civil engineers at UF assist Florida ' s water management with research and planning efforts. Computer and electrical engineers work with the state ' s power industry to strengthen Florida ' s power delivery systems. UF ' s College of Engineering also lent its support and help during the aftermath of the September 11th attacks by sending civil engineering faculty to New York City to investigate the structural integrity of buildings near the World Trade Center. -Photo by College of Engineering Above: Graduate students from the Chemical department work in the main vacuum chamber, investigating chemical reactions stimulated by collisions of energetic oxygen atoms at solid surface. Photo by College of Engineering Left: During the course of the semster, Agricultural Biological Engineering students work in the graphic design station creating bottle designs. Above: The Risk and Financial Engineering Lab develops new methodologies for estimating and controlling risks and optimal allocation of resources in uncertain environments for and military -Photo by College of Engineering Below: Taking advantage of the natural beauty of of Florida, junior D.J. Neff takes the opportunity to paint and abstract picture. -Photo by Jose Otero Right: Completing her senior Kim Jefcoat works carefully on adding the final touches to her ceramic piece. -Photo by Jose Otero -Photo by Jose Otero Above: Students from the College of Fine arts are working diligently on the ceramic wheel creating extraordinary pieces for their ceramic course. 180 College of FINE ARTS The College of Fine Arts provides instruction for students who seek careers in the arts, offers creative and cultural opportunities to students of the university and performs appropriate services for the citizens of Florida. It offers a number of unique educational pathways. Unlike other state in the southeast, the college provides a teacher student ratio of 1:9. Continued growth and national interest in the arts translates to more jobs options in graphic designs, music education, and theatre, particularly with the expansion of the entertainment industry in Florida. The college is composed the departments of Art, Music, Theatre and Dance; New World School of the Arts in Miami; the Center of World Arts; the Center for Arts and Public Policy; the Photo by 1956 Seminole Galleries; the Visual Arts Resources Center; and the Center of Performing Arts. The department of Theatre snd Dance developed the Diversity Workshop, were students produced, performed, and participate in theatrical productions. The offers professional undergraduate and graduate curricula in art studio areas, creative photography, graphic design, art education, and art history; music composition, music theory, music history, music education, sacred music, music performance, and music pedagogy; theatre production, theatre and dance. The College of Fine Arts is dedicated to a diverse pluralistic community that promotes a global social understanding. Faculty excel in teaching and more than half have received recognition for teaching excellence. Originally the College of Fine Art and College of Architecture were at one time one College entity. It wasn ' t until 1975, the college was divided in two creating the College of Fine Arts and the College of Architecture. Today The College of Fine Arts provides instruction for students desiring a career in the arts. -Photo by Jose Otero Above: Preparing his students for an upcoming examination, professor Ronald Spitznagel goes over some classroom on vocational -Photo by Jose Otero Above: Explaining to first year Jackie Faulkner, TA Shuman Li teaches her on how to conducting an examination of valgus test for the elbow. Right: During examination, first year Angela Bitting valgus stress on first year Juli Lot ' s knee. -Photo by Jose Otero College of HEALTH PROFESSIONS Established in 1958, the University of Florida ' s College of Health Professions was the first college in the United States dedicated to providing health professions education. The college prepares future health care leaders, teachers, clinicians and researchers in areas ranging from prevention to chronic care. The college is comprised of six departments: clinical and health psychology; communicative disorders; health services administration; occupational therapy; physical therapy; and Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees are offered, including an interdisciplinary doctorate in rehabilitation science. With more than 550 students, the college offers the following degrees: a bachelor of health science occupational therapy and abilitative services); a sters in physical therapy; a masters in health science (occupational therapy, physical therapy, and rehabilitation counseling); a masters in health administration; and doctoral degrees in clinical and health psychology, rehabilitation science, audiology, and health research. Stud nts in health professions encounter increasing de ands for knowledge and skills, including an and of managed care and efficient, cost-effective health care delivery. The incorporates specific discipline and education to prepare students to work in a diverse health care system. Students gain hands-on clinical experience in health care and community service to help them prepare for careers while working with people with various disabling conditions. -Photo by 1954 Seminole The College of Health Professional open its doors in 1958 and has become one of the largest and most diverse health institutions in the country. The college was the first in the United states dedicating to educating students in the health profession and served as a mode for other universities. 183 College of HEALTH HUMAN PERFORMANCE Health, recreational and fitness are major industries throughout the nation and particularly in Florida. Adult Americans are increasinly more health conscience, and wellness issues continue to expand as they age. The college trains profession to assist Americans in improving their health fitness, and of, life. college also prepares graduates to continue studies in medicine, physical therapy, hospital administration, and other health The College of Healt and Human Performance was established at the University of Florida to assist American in improving their health. professions. Graduates can choose from a range of positions in their respected fields as teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, excersise specialist, and recreational therapist; directors of parks, recreational centers, -Photo by 1957 Senminole ole sports facilities, rehabilitation centers, retirement communities and nursing homes. The college ' s academic offerings and its facilities have expanded due to its massive needs and growing industry. Enhanced anatomy and physiology teaching labs, additional research labs, new technology, and two student recreational facilities on campus are the outcome of this growing evolution of the collge. Students who specialize in excersise physiology can participate directly in faculty research through the center for excersise science. 184 Left: Helping out patient Pat Crenshaw, graduate student Mark Mering get ready to strengthen her back by using the Med X Lumbar Machine. -Photo by Jose Below: Learning the procedure of extracting blood, graduate student Kathy Howe practices on one of her patients. -Photo by Jose Otero -Photo by Jose Above: Going through some text, Doctoral students Sean C. McCoy and Russell Deave conduct research on exercise psychology. College of JOURNALISM COMMUNICATIONS In 1928 he college of and graduated it first three student. Since then the college has given thousand of degrees to professional journalism field. The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is one of the largest and respected journalism colleges in the United States. Graduates from college find positions quickly in the private sector, especially in online news services, research outlets, radio and television sales and marketing, and advertising. Modern teaching focuses on computer assisted journalism and the use of the internet in publishing reflect the college ' s eagerness to adapt to today ' s everchanging economic environment. college ' s four are public telecomunications, and they all maintain close ties to professional and business in journalism and mass media In students work on cutting edge technology to create online Journalism and telecommunication students write, produce, and serve as on-air anchors for 30- minutes nightly on WUFT-TV on two television stations and four radio stations providing practical field experience. Students also write, edit and provide photography for UF ' s Orange and Blue and have the opportuniy to work with the Independent Alligator. In advertising and public relations, students create campaigns for clients often as part of national competitions. These are just a few examples of the many opportunities that may come about while aquiring several different ba chelors and masters degrees through the College of Journalism and Communications. -Photo by Jose Otero Above: After class, graduate student Lenina Ulrey, Anberin Pasha and Suzanna Niedland discuss their topic ideas for a film documentary they need to produce. Left: In between classes, Ashley Ross and Gabrielle Allen conduct research for their public relations class. -Photo by Jose Otero Above: Looking at picture of Alumni that made the Hall of Fame, sophomore German Ellas aspires to accomplish success after graduating with his telecommunication degree. 157 -Photo by Jose Otero Abo ve: Working on civil procedure, first year law students Ali McGraw and Tasha Bae discuss the topic at hand. 188 Below: After class, Law students gather for a group about criminal law. This give student the opportunity to review and discuss topics in the field. -Photo by Jose Right: During the day, can be seen studying around the law building to get prepare for any examination or class they might have. -Photo by Jose College of The University of Florida ' s Fredric G. Levin College of Law i s one of the nation ' s most comprehensive public law schools. Founded in 1909, the college is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Alumni of the college are leaders in law, business, and education at the state and national level. No other law school has produced as many presidents of the American Bar Association in the past 20 years. The law school offers courses of study leading to the juris doctor degree, including certificate programs in and land use law and estates and trusts practice, plus joint J.D. M.A. and J.D. Ph.D. degrees in a variety of disciplines. The college also offers one of the leading LL.M. in taxation programs in the United States. The law school is housed in two adjacent buildings on the west side of the University of Florida campus. Its Legal Information Center is one of the three largest law libraries in the southeastern United States and ranks among the elite in the total number of library resources. The center was a pioneer in the development of comput- erized legal research and library automation. It houses more than 580,000 volumes and volume equivalents including an international library collection of approximately 30,000 volumes — along with extensive computer and audiovisual resources. Computer services available to students include a personal computer lab, research areas with 47 WESTLAW and LEXIS units, and a computer hub in the library ' s reference area. -Photo by 1915 Seminole Since the college ' s establishments in 1909, the University of Florida ' s law school has been educating leaders for law, business, education and government. Photo by CLAS Above: Students Cheryl Falk, Victoria Gomez de la Torres, and Natalie Maxwell, each received a scholarship through the Center for Women ' s and Gender Research at UF. This year, the women ' s studies program admitted its first students into a newly created master ' s program. -Photo by CLAS Above: Classical studies Rachel Brewer stands next to a plaster bust of the Greek god Hermes. The of classical studies majors at UF has doubled during the past five years, and Latin is now the second most popular foreign language taught at UF after Spanish. Photo by CLAS Right: Armed with their information-gathering tools (left to right), anthropology Lem Purcell, Professor Allan Burns, Ade Ofunniyin, Mattie Gallagher and Rob Freeman, conducted an study about teenager ' s perceptions of smoking. College of LIBERAL ARTS SCIENCES The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Florida is the largest college on campus, with more than 700 faculty members and over 12,000 students pursuing degrees. CLAS offers 40 majors in 22 departments and three academic programs and is home to 32 centers and institutes, which provide a wealth of programs and courses, developed by some of the worlds leading researchers and scholars. The College focuses on providing students with knowledge and training in thinking and reasoning our graduates will have the skills necessary to leadership positions in a global society. CLAS plays an important role in interdisciplinary programs that are the frontiers of the and the natural and social sciences. We recently launched a partnership with Spain to build the worlds largest telescope off the coast of the Canary Islands. One of our main initiatives is to establish a Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, which will build on Floridas rich heritage of writers, historians and filmmakers to create a national focal point of excellence. As the intellectual core of the university, CLAS offers a true liberal arts and sciences education through a wide array of basic disciplines. Physics Professor Neil S. Sullivan became Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in July 2001. Dean Sullivan is a native of New Zealand. He received his bachelor ' s and master ' s degrees in physics from Otago University in New Zealand and completed his doctorate at Harvard University in 1972. He came to UF in 1982 and served as chair of the physics department from 1988 through 1999. Under his leadership, the New Physics Building was completed in 1998. Sullivan is the of the Microkelvin Research Laboratory at UF, which is the largest ultra-low temperature laboratory in the world. -Photo by 1912 Seminole The College of Liberal Arts and Science is the oldest and largest college here at the University of Florida. Its is one of the college that start of at the Ease Florida Seminary in Ocala in 1853. College of medicine The College of Medicine, the largest of six at the University of Florida Health Science Center, in 1956 with a mission to increase Florida ' s pply of highly qualified physicians, provide advanced ealth-care services to Florida residents, and foster in health research. Since graduating its first students in 1960, the college has graduated more than 3,700 physicians. The college also offers other graduate degree programs, including Medical science, biomedical gineering, physician assistant studies, the Interdiscipline Photo by 1957 northeast, is home to more than 200 physicians and scientists delivering medical care in an urban setting, performing research and educating medical students and residents. Rapid changes in science, technology, the economy and social environment are reshaping health care. The OF College of Medicine is responding to these changes through continuous curriculum renewal. The college is known for its programs in competency-based education, performance-based teaching, community and urban clinical training, interactive learning, and the presentation model, which is a UF-developed list of approximately 120 ways patients can present illnesses to physicians. The model helps students identify the illness when the symptom is the only clue a patient can give. nary Program in Sciences, as well as M.D. Ph.D. program. The college ' s Gainesville is comprised of 24 clinical and basic science departments staffed, by more than 800 faculty members. The Jacksonville campus, located 75 miles to the In 1956, the college opened its doors for the first time . The college had it first graduation in 1960. Since then the College of Medicine has graduated over 3, 700 physicians. 193 Left: Janelle Vega, Samih Elchahal, Jen Rehm and Sara Slovin review neuroanatomy using models of the human brain. -Photo by Jose Otero Below: During their first year in medical school, Eric Barroso and Lan Hoang make a diagram of optic projections. -Photo by Jose Otero -Photo by Above: Research and first year medical student Tony Rodriguez studies brain lesions. College of NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENT The of Natural Resources and Environment offers a baccalaureate degree in Environmental Science, with bachelor of science tracks science and natural resource management and 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 rovide interdisciplinary environmental degree programs with university-wide scope and to develop lead Black Hall, the College of Natural Resources and Environment has held it home there for many years. Walking out of class Jennifer Fuentes takes a short cut through forest. -Photo by Jose Otero with integrated about natural and systems, ready to face challenges in natural resources and the environment With reliable knowledge and good judgment. The college ' s degree tracks are science-based, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous. The curriculum spans the range of human knowledge needed to solve complex environmental problems not amenable to narrowly based solution. It offers access to 200 courses taught in 56 departments, uniting much of the university ' s academic program in a future-oriented liberal science. The curriculum combines the basic and applied sciences needed to diagnose problems, the engineering needed to devise solutions, and the social sciences of human processes and institutions needed to take action. The degree does not replace the related, more specialized degrees offered in the University ' s departments of engineering, life, and social sciences. -Photo by Jose Otero Above: Senior John Allen, Brandon Bottomley and Colleen Valerio discuss Hormone disneptors in the -Photo by Jose Otero Left: Conducting Research, P.h. D. student Jorge Gomez works diligently on his thesis in order to receive his degree. Above: In front of Black hall, students from the College of Natural Resources and Environment and resources take advantage of the natural beauty for studying purposes. -Photo by Jose Otero Right: Learning Nursing third year students Julia Burse, Shannon and Niki Pruitt practice giving vital signs on artificial person. -Photo by Jose Otero Below: Giving a Presentation, fourth year Nursing students Jennifer Insabella and Lorianna Chin introduce the artistic intervention in -Photo by Jose Otero -Photo by Jose Otero Above: Before class begins, fourth year nursing students have a discussion about topics in the Nursing field. 196 College of nursing Founded in 1956, the college is one of six in the UF Health Science Center, one of the most academic health-care centers in the Southeast. The college collaborates with other HSC colleges — Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Pharmacy and Medicine – as well as with the Shands HealthCare System and more than 40 other programs, institutes and Centers of excellence located within the University and Health Science Center. The college ' s founder and first dean, Dorothy M. Smith, pioneered new and controversial approaches to nursing education and practice when she developed a school where knowledge-based clinical excellence was the norm for administrators, faculty members, staff nurses and students alike. That background has served the college well and provides a principled foundation efforts and initiatives. Today, the Photo by 1965 college ' s focus reaches far beyond the boundaries of traditional classroom walls. The college now has more than 600 students and 60 faculty members in three departments – Adult and Elderly Nursing, Health Care Environments and Systems, and Women ' s, Children ' s and Family Nursing. In 1998, the college incorporated its Faculty Practice Asso ciation, which allows the generation of income used to strengthen the college ' s education and research programs, and provides financial incentives to practicing faculty members. Twenty-two faculty mem- bers work at more than 20 sites across the region. Faculty members provide health care to underserved populations in urban and rural settings. Patients include acutely-ill newborns, HIV and AIDS patients, pregnant teens, adults with mental illnesses, elderly people with disabilities and sensory impaired children. Founded in 1956, the College of Nursing is one of six in the UF health service Center, one of the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeast. One and fifty years of . .academics 197 198 Photo by Jose Otero Above: Working on her experiment, third year Pharmacy student Marni Williams her solution to make lotion. -Photo by Jose Otero Above: Third year student Leigh Anne Bowen speak to Professor Cary Mobley about some inquires she is having while conducting her experiment. Right: Third year Nursing student Kevin Castano weighs different types of chemicals in order to make the correct compound. -Photo by Jose Otero College of pharmacy As the Healthcare environment changes, so does the pharmacy industry. Today, pharmacists run ambulatory clinics control medic dosage, order lab tests, perform basic physical assessments, home health activities and work with the health care team to ensure that medication produces the desired outcome. Pharmacists are the most available health care practitioners. In a variety health care settings, they provide advice on prescription and non prescription drug therapy, health and nutritional supplements an disease state information. Pharmacist are rated by the public as one of the most trusted professions. The college ' s research efforts contribute significantly to improvements in healthcare. Research in drug delivery systems, the neurobiology of aging and new drug development keep the college at the forefront of graduate research institutions. The faculty has been very productive in obtaining research support and communicating their findings through presentations and publications. In an effort to ensure the most modern and clinical and administrative skills, the college implemented a six year doctoral program, which stresses patient interaction through the curriculum. Students learn how to apply the principles of communications, clinical assessment and teamwork. -Photo by 1957 For almost eighty year the College of Pharmacy has been prepar- ing quality pharmacist for today world. The College gives it student the opportunity with hand on experiments to enhance the Learning experience 199 College of VETERINARY MEDICINE Founded in 1978, the College of Veterinary Science was the first in the state of Florida to offer degree in Science. In 1982 the, OF Veterinary college became the first in the country to establish a neonatal intensive care unit for foals. 200 The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida, the state ' s only veterinary college, offers comprehensive service to the public through a fourfold mission - teaching, research, extension, and patient care. Following graduation of its first class in 1980, the college has built on the university ' s reputation for excellence. Outstanding academic programs, coupled with exciting new distinguish today ' s environment at the college - an ronment that continues to change and thrive in response to patient and student needs. One of the college ' s basic goals is future During the four-year program leading to the doctor of veterinary medicine Photo by 1983 To., (D.V.M.) degree, veterinary students at the University of Florida are exposed to many aspects of veterinary medicine. Areas of strength at the college include: comparative medicine, food animal medicine, laboratory animal medicine, aquatic medicine, environmental large animal medicine and surgery, and small animal medicine and surgery. Eighty students are admitted to the professional degree program at the college each year, and requests for application to increase. At present, approximately one student is selected for every five who apply for admision. The college curriculum is designed to provide educational opportunities that will allow and encourage students to acquire the knowledge, skills, experiences, values and attitudes necessary to be Left: Taking the time, senior Vincent Centonze hears the heart of his patient to make sure everything is fine. -Photo by Jose Otero Below: Senior Mathew McKercher, Marisa Bezjian and Roberto Del Pino repair a broken wing on this eagle. Photo by -Photo by Above: Veterinary Science students Joann Daniels, Stephen Royals and April Guille calm a nervous dogs before its examination. 201 marching band the Winter semester, the Men ' s Glee club inspires the crowd with their musical talent. (Photo By Men ' s Glee Club) hard, members of Alpha phi Omega prepare their homecomi ng wit. (Photo by pha Phi Omega) of their dance skills, members of the Swing Club practice in front of club hers. Photo hub) 2002-2003 Nicole Fried Body President Joel Howell Student Body Vice President Kyle Jones Student Body Treasurer Andrea Amparo Parking and Transportation Colin CoIverson affiars Chad Hattaway LGB Affairs Rachel Luxenberg Public Relations Crystal Spearman Student Government Outreach Charles Appleby Anna Avery Mentor Political Affairs Lindsay Connor Charles Douglas Sam Hewitt Program Coordinator Stephanie Marusak Big Gators Little Gators. Lucas Higman Student Advocacy James Morgan Satellite Campus Cindy Trevino Off Campus Housing Jennifer Stuart Women ' s Affairs Daniel Byrnes Career Development Jonathan Benator Campus Safety Sarah Cabarcas Orange Blue Mariah Barker Recreation John Barfield Research Caroline Felix Jennifer Fried Michael Gale Ashley Girolamo Brad Goldfinger Internal Coordinator Banquet Involvement Coordinator On Campus Housing Solicitations Kyle Jarvis Capital Involvement Jocelyn Kaufman AAREST Director Matt Klein Survey Research Kristin Laneri Historian Newsletter Tarsha Luke Outreach Coordinator David Odige Thuy Pham Joshua Pila Olivia Rios Cindy Shettle STAIR Director Organizational Outreach Disability Affairs Multicultural Affairs Administrative Coordinator Photo Not Available: Nava Ben-Avraham, Lobby Coordinator Michael Cohen, Academics Cabinet Manuel Dieguez, Community Involvement John Gillick, Technology Jackie Gonzalez, Tower Yearbook Editor Erin O ' Connell, Health Administr ative Brian Schultz, SGP Chairman Ashlee Stahl, President Chief of Staff Ariel Stein, Supervisor of Elections Eric Trabin, ACCENT Chairman Christina Underhill Cmapus Involvement Anna Caroline Victoria Vice President Chief of Staff Vyvy Vuong Student Affairs 205 2002-2003 Executive Officers: President Seetal Sharma, Membership Vice President Shannone Joseph; Elected Vice President Rogu Murthy; Secretary Magic Novy; Treasurer Siobhan O ' Brien, Historian Mark Gallager 2002-2003 Executive Officers: President Stephen Welch, Service Vice President Amanda Kuhns, Membership Vice President Elisabeth Ollila, Pledgemaster Melanie Disabb, Treasurer Jennifer Lavoie, Fellowship Chair Kai Kline and Andy Weber, Philanthropy Carrie Sraller, Recording Secretary Irene Moody, Alumni Secretary Tiana Young, P.R. Secretary Erin Gatenby, Corresponding Secretary Phil Varona, Historian Katie Ellis, Sergeant-at-Arms Ian George 2002-2003 Executive Officers: President Victorien Ndounou, Vice President David Chisala, Secretary Treasurer lkpindi Djeri Rosales, Public Relations Jompo Moloye Painting information on a tarp, Tiana Young prepares a banner for Spring recruitment. (Photo by Alpha Phi Omega) Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed National Service Fraternity, which was founded in 1925 at Lafayette College by Frank Reed Horton. The purpose of this fraternity is to assemble college students in a National Service Fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop leadership, to promote friendship and to provide service to humanity; and to further freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage. Our guiding principles are leadership, friendship and service, and the fraternity motto is " Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service. " to run the Turlington Information Booth next to the HUB as well as complete 2-3 service projects per week, attend weekly Chapter meetings and gather socially at fellowships throughout the semester. -Photo by Alpha Phi Omega In front of Eden Senior Garden Living, Alpha Phi Omega Tau Chapter on the University of Florida campus takes a picture before helping the Senior was installed in 1931 and is the chapter of Alpha Citizens. Phi Omega. Currently, members volunteer their time -Photo by Best Buddies Out in the town, Kim Sugar and Nicole Campell sit together after a long day of activities. BEST BUDDIES The Mission of Best Buddies is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities by opportunities for one-to-one friendships and employment. Best Buddies University of Florida is a part of Best Buddies International. Best Buddies is a organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing for one-to-one friendships and employment. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization 50,000 participants in all 50 of the United States, as well as in Canada, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Ireland, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden. With developing in Brazil, Mexico, and Turkey, it has grown from one chapter to more than 1,000 middle school, high school, and college campuses across the country and internationally. At the University of Florida, Best Buddies strives to nurture one-to-one friendships between college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities in our community. As a College Buddy students are in charge of contacting their buddy once a week and making contact twice a month. Best Buddies at the University of Florida also sponsors monthly group activites After a bowling tournament, Michelle Galin stands with her buddy Josh Lassiter.. (Photo by Best Buddies) American Marketing Association 2002-2003 Executive Officers: Back Row: Marc Kijner Marketing Chair, Charles Odenz VP External, Rich Michaud Marketing Chair, Irina Kirton President, Ameesh Patel VP Records, Sean Kennedy Social Chair, Katherine Kostreva Webmaster, Richard Moseley VP Internal, Bottom Row: Jill Kerr Social Chair Erica DeCroce Service Chair Lisa Bowman Service Chair Shereka Williams Fundraising Chair Not Pictured: Kim Curbelo- Fundraising Chair American Pharmaceutical Association 2002-2003 Exectuive Officers: President: Julie Knight, President- Elect: Alifia Waliji, Vice- President: Melissa Mansfield, Treasurer: Melissa McCracken, Recording Secretary: Lily Moy, Corresponding Alan Pendergrass, Historian: Tina Tran, IPSF Liason: Patricia Saunders, IPSF Liason: Vivian Li, Student Council Representative: Hucks Buchanan, ACAP Representative: Adolfo Tortes American Student Dental Association 2002-2003 American Student Dental Association. Brazilian Student Association 2002-2003 Board of Directors President Tarsila Reybitz, Vice President Alvaro Jun Miyazaki, Carolina Lam, Treasurer Magdalena Zielinska, Public Relations Paula Karol, Historian Monique Lara Campus Crusade For Christ 2002-2003 Campus Crusade for Christ CARIS BA 2002-2003 Executive Board President Sasha Forbes, Alana Nunez, Treasurer Adrian Abrahams, Secretary Marcia Virgo, Public Relations Janie Crittenden, Miss Caribsa Sulaya Williams, Mr. Caribsa Ola Oshikoya, Sports Director Jason Reynolds, FCSA Director Alicia Historian Donna Thompson During the annual Impact Conference, member of Campus Crusade for Christ stand in front of the Washington Monument. (Photo by Campus Crusade for Christ) CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST At their annual Spring Fling, members of Campus Crusade for Christ build a snowman in West Virginia. Campus Crusade for Christ at the University of Florida serves as a spiritual resource to students. Their hope is to see students develop a with God that is so meaningful that they want to share that with others. They believe a relationship with God is the most important thing in the human experience. The group exists to help students find meaning and purpose in life by being re-connected with God. The message is a simple one—explaining to students God ' s plan for them to know Him personally. This plan can be summarized by four truths from the Bible. In essence, Campus Crusade for Christ loo ks for opportunities to show students how a relationship with God provides meaning, purpose, and significance. Additionally, they help those who have a relationship with God develop that and train them to reach others with the same message. -Photo by Campus Crusade for Christ At the Annual the Caribbean Student Association perform various types of culture dances. The Caribbean Students Association, CARIBSA, a special interest group was founded in 1977 as a means to unite Caribbean students at the University of Florida. As a student run organization CARIBSA strives to further the cultural exchange between nationals and all other students at the of Florida. The members of CARIBSA represent nations throughout the entire Caribbean, Central and South America. Members include international students, permanent residents and US citizens, and as a result could fill different needs within multinational and national corporations. CARIBSA strives to promote harmonious coexistence and understanding of our diverse heritage which comes from a wide variety of religions, races and creeds. As a major force on campus, CARIBSA aims to educate the rest of the campus and surrounding areas about their region. In doing so CARIBSA creates a better understanding and appreciation of the Caribbean culture, as well as providing for other educational and social activities. -Photo by Jose Otero At the annual Caribbean Carnival, a member of the Caribbean Student Association presents the upcoming Dance performance. (Photo by Jose Otero) 2002-2003 Exeetuive Board From Left to Right: Rue Denton, Dr. Glenn Butler, Aja Q. Ishmael, Anthony LaFerrera and Mr. Bill Brown, founder of the Children ' s Table. Christian Campus House 2002-2003 Christian Campus House club creole During a performance, this Gatorettes poses for the Gator fans in the crowd. (Photo by Gatorettes) Colombian Student Organization 2002-2003 Colombian Student Association Collegiate Living Organiz ation 2002-2003 College Living Organization For many years the Gatorettes have managed to impress everyone with their beautiful display of baton twirl ing. The Gatorettes is a group of female students that performs with the Marching Band each season to help motivate the crowd during halftime. The Gatorettes is a group that was been a part of the University Of Florida ' s history by adhering to the high standards of competition, spirit and pride. Each year, the Gatorettes perform at National Competition. The Team manages to always near the top by their difficult performance routine. Each Spring the Gatorettes holds their open tryouts for women who are interested in joining. Their tryout routine includes, a turn illusion, three toss baton, and a toss reverse illusion. Whether it is performing or winning competition the Gatorettes have proven with their dedication that each performance is spectacular. GATORETTES On the sideline, the Gatorettes perform to a routine during half time. -Photo by Gatorettes The Gator Marching Band has been a reflection of the University of Florida ' s past. The Marching Band is an organization that strides to maintain it reputation for being one of the top marching bands in this country. Each football, Gator fans look forward to fight song and Alma Mater song played by -Photo by Macrhing Band the band. The Gator Marching band is composed of more than 200 students that sacrifice their time in perfecting rousing, musical pieces and learning new formations. The Band has During a member of the Gator Marching Band play on their trumpets. become a trademark of the University of Florida and a building block in the University ' s History. The band has been one of the organizations that has tested and won the battle against time by maintaining it goals and always aming high. Cuban American Student Association 2002-2003 Cuban American Student Association Filipino Student Association 2002-2003 Filipino Student Association 2002-2003 Florida Cicerones During a football game, the Gator Marching Band forms the letters " UF " . (Photo by Marching Band) 2002-2003 Florida Engineering Society 2002-2003 Florida Fencing Florida Karate Club 2002-2003 Florida Karate Club After Scuba Diving, this Gator Scuba Club Member dries herself off. (Photo by Gator Scuba Club) The Gator Scuba Club requires its members be currently enrolled students in classes at the University of Florida. In order to become a member, it is required that you fill out the appropriate liability waiver and pass a swim test under the supervision of a lifeguard at the Florida Pool. Once a member, there are no dues to maintain membership. Members are eligible to participate in activities made possible by organizational funds and or recieve reimbursement for approved dives. For more information, see the SCUBA club constitution for details on organizational policies. Membership is open to students at the University of Florida, and their spouses significant others. However, only University of Florida students can take advantage of club resources as the club is Student Government funded. -Photo by Gator Scuba Club Under the sea, this Gator Scuba Club member manges to find our Mascot Albert underwater -Photo by Children ' s Table Getting things ready members of the Children ' s Table prepare for a shipment of supplies.. The project started getting on its feet in early April. The school supplies and clothing will be collected across North Florida by school children, churches, University groups and civic organizations. The Children ' s Table food delivery locations will receive all of the donations. These donations will be sent to Jacksonville, where Mission Harvest will ship everything once there is a full shipping container 40 feet long). The container will arrive in Pakistan where it will be forwarded on to Afghanistan. " We will see that the people who receive it (the will be people that Mission Harvest knows to be honorable and responsible, " said Bill Brown, founder of the Children ' s Table. Once at its destination, the food and supplies will be distributed to school children free of charge. The Children ' s Table will not only collect the items to be shipped, but will need to raise $3,500 to ship the container. " It is our stated mission to help our children here at home, but we have that the education of these children will be helpful in the prevention of another Sept. when they are grown, " Brown said. 220 Florida Swing Dancing Club 2002-2003 Florida Swing Dancing Club Gainesville Korean Catholic Community 2002-2003 Gainesville Korean Catholic Community 2002-2003 Gator Men ' s Soccer Club Helping those in need, member of The Children ' s Table load a truck of supplies for the children of Afganistan. (Photo by The Children ' s Table) Gatorettes 2002-2003 Gatorettes Gator Lion Club 2002-2003 Gator Lion Club Gator Marching Band Staff 2002-2003 Gator Marching Band Staff During a Celebration, the member of Hindu Student Association is dressed up in a cultural outfit. (Photo by Hindu student Association) One out of every six persons born on this earth is Hindu. Mark Twain said, " In religion and culture India is the only millionaire. " Yet, so many of us know very little about this great culture and heritage. HSC represents the first and only North American and international attempt by students and young professionals like yourself to explore, discover and experience the immense treasures of the time-tested knowledge and wisdom of the great Hindu culture. Indeed, they have within their grasp the vast philosophical, spiritual, social and scientific tools of the Hindu System. Let them learn to use them for achieving in personal life and to enrich their community, their environment and world. As Hindu students, they often feel isolated and lost within ourselves because of their upbringing in a dual culture Hindu and Judeo-Christian.HSC tries to reconcile their own sorrows and as human beings in a variety of self-defeating ways. They usually go through this confusing internal struggle alone. It is precisely to assist people with this spiritual, emotional and identity needs that the HSC was born. -Photo by Hindu Student Association During a performance, members of the Hindu Student Association perform to a cultural dance. 223 hong kong studENT ASSOCIATION The MISSION of Hong Kong Student is to (1) Promote Hong Kong cultures, (2) To inform Gainesville about Hong Kong ' s background and current situation, and (3) Contribute to the diversity in the University of -Photo by Hong Kong Student Association On Graduation Day, members of the Hong Kong Student stand together after receiving their degrees. Florida and the Gainesville The Association gives an outlet to the Hong Kong students to be active participants in both the school ' s and the community ' s activities, and gives them a voice on campus to communicate their needs as a group to a larger community. Also, the Association provides the people of Gainesville in general, and local students in particular a chance to learn about the culture and the people of Hong Kong. 2002-2003 Gator Tennis Team Graduate Evangelical Fellowship 2002-2003 Graduate Evangelical Fellowship Greek American Student Association 2002-2003 Greek American Student Ass ociation After the pageant, the members of the Hong Kong Student Association won King and Queen of the VISA pageant 225 2002-2003 Hindu Student Council Hispanic Graduate Student Association 2002-2003 Hispanic Graduate Student Association 2002-2003 Hong Kong Student Association Walking down University Avenue, members of the Lion ' s Club support people with handicap disabilities. (Photo by Lion ' s Club) The Lions are men and women dedicated to serving those in need, whether in their own community or half-way around the world. In addition to service, they enjoy fellowship and develop skills. Each year Lions clubs perform services and provide goods to thousands of people throughout the world. It can proudly be said that Lions clubs perform far more activities and help more people than any other service organization in the world today. Lions began in June 1917 when a young Chicago insurance agent, Melvin Jones, presented to a group of separate business clubs the idea of consolidating the individual clubs into one strong influential club with the goal of helping the community and serving humanity. The first annual convention was held in Texas, at the Adolphus Hotel, October 8-10, 1917. To Lions, purple represents loyalty to country, friends, to one ' s self and to the integrity of mind and heart. it is the color of strength, courage and to a cause. Gold symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity in life and generosity in mind, heart and commitment to mankind. The Lions motto is " We Serve. " There are Lions clubs in over 180 countries and geographical locations throughout the world. Total membership exceeds 1,400,000 active in more than 43,000 clubs, making Lions Clubs International the largest in the world. -Photo by Lion ' s Club deceiving his pin of membership, this member of the Lion ' s Club stands proudly. The NROTC unit at the University of Florida currently has over 120 members enrolled in one of the following programs: 4 year scholarship, College Program, ECP (Enlisted Commissioning Program), and MECEP (Marine Enlisted Commissioning and Education Program). All midshipmen are full-time students seeking a bachelor ' s degree at the University of Florida. Upon graduation each student also receives a commission and begins an exciting career in the United States Navy or United States Marine Corps. The NROTC program has been apart of the University of Program for over seventy years. -Photo by NROTC Working hard , the members of the NROTC go through many obstacles during their practice. 2002-2003 Honor Ambassadors Intervaristy Christian Fellowship 2002-2003 Intervaristy Christian Fellowship 2002-2003 Mexican ' s In Gainesville Aiming at his target, this member of the NROTC practice his shooting skill at the range.. (Photo by NROTC) NROTC 2002-2003 No Southern Accent 2002-2003 Progressive Black Men Inc. The brother of the Progressive Black Men stand with the PBM Royal Court.. (Photo by Progressive Black Men) PROGRESSIVE BLACK MEN INC. On Wednesday January 7th 2003 19 strong, active and up-and-coming Black Males met at the University of Florida to develop an organization to redefine the image of the Black men on campus. On January 11th, 2003 several of those Black Men ,who held in their hearts a desire to help the black community and promote positive views of African American males. These men met with members of Progressive Black Men Inc. to begin a legacy on the UF campus and in the Gainesville Community. As a result the University of Florida colony of Progressive Black Men was founded. After January, the founders of the UF colony worked diligently to from a brotherhood of individuals determined to make a difference. The colony met frequently, volunteered service to the campus and community, and constructed or ganizational expectations of what they wanted the organization to stand for. On March 22nd, 2003 the founding class at UF was officially inducted into Progressive Black Men, Inc. -Photo by Progressive Black Men After induction, members of the Black Men and UF S.IS.T.U.H.S hang out in Turlington. Plaza. STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION The Student Honors Organization promotes community among all honors students, provides opportunities for honors students to reach out to those in need, and facilitates involvement in cultural and educational opportunities, both on campus and in the Gainesville area. There have been over 75 Student Honors Organization events in the 2002-2003 academic year, making them one of the nation ' s most active honors organizations! ALL OF HONORS STUDENTS (including those not living in Hume Hall) are members of the Student Honors Organization (SHO). Honors students may bring one non-honors friend to SHO events that do not require an RSVP. The Student Honors Organization is an official part of the University of Florida Honors Program. Being an honors student isn ' t complete without participating in Student Honors Organization events! The Student Honors Organization has six student officers, 18 students in programming committees, and 18 floor representatives. Visit the Officers and Board Members pages for more details. -Photo by Student Honors Organization During Open House, the Student Honors Organization student back to a new academic school year. Reformed University Fellowship 2002-2003 Reformed University Fellowship STARR 2002-2003 STARR 2002-2003 Tau Jewels Members of the Student Honors stand together showing the life long friendship they have made through its program.. (Photo by Student Honors Organization) Taiwanese Student Association 2002-2003 Taiwanese Student Association Thai Student Association 2002-2003 Thai Student Association The Russian Club 2002-2003 The Russian Club Blocking the ball from her opponent, this member of the uF Women ' s Ruby Team attempts to win the game.. (Photo by Women ' s Rugby) WOMEN ' S RUGBY Rugby is running rampant in the United States these days, especially considering it ' s dismal past. Although rugby ' s beginnings in the US are not clear, it i s known that the game was played in various forms prior to the formation of the Rugby Union in 1871. The Sport grew in popularity on the West Coast because of Australian and New Zealand teams touring there. However as a result of World War I, rugby was criticized as " foreign " and lost popularity soon afterward. While rugby flourished from 1920- 1930, American interest in sport dwindles. Despite the establishment of the Eastern Rugby Union, made up of nine teams, in 1934, the effects for the Depression and World War II impeded the progress of the sport of the times in the 1960 ' s, especially on school and college campuses. Men and women found rugby as a sport that they could enjoy without the rigid discipline that many sports of the time entailed. The sport grew in America in epic proportions, and is still today. By 1980, the number of rugby clubs increased to over 1,000. The formation of the United States of America Rugby Football Union (USARFU) in 1975 brought a significant amount of public recognition and internal organization. The development of American teams to compete in the World Cup and in the future Olympics will only spark interests more. After winning the championship, members of the Uf Women ' s Rugby team kiss their trophy. -Photo by Women ' s Rugby WUFT WUFT signed on the air November 10, 1958 with a mission to provide educational broadcasting to the of Florida and other schools within the broadcast area. In the late fifties and early sixties programming emphasis at WUFT was on instructional broadcasts. With the later addition of locally-produced and public broadcasting service (PBS) -Photo by Jennifer Fuentes gramming and programs from other dis- tributors, programming on WUFT began to emphasize British Drama, political comedy, film classics, children ' s program- The College of is where of WUFT is taped each day. ming, musical specials of all varieties and virtually " something for everyone " . News Five, a regular and professional weekday news program, was established by WUFT in 1978. Using the best telecommunication students, the program continues to report on news events of interest to the residents of North Central Florida. 2002-2003 Theta Tau 2002-2003 Uf Cma pus Ministry 2002-2003 Women ' s Lacross During an intermission, anchor of WUFT pose together for a picture. (Photo by Jennifer Fuentes) 2002-2003 VICTORY WUFT 2002-2003 WUFT TOWER YEARBOOK 2003 Tower Yearbook Staff Jose Otero, Gordon Owen and Jackie Gonzalez 238 President Dr. Charles Young accepted his 2002 yearbook from Editor In Jose Otero Chief Jackie Gonzalez.. (Photo by) The 2003 Tower " One Hundred and Fifty Years One Class At A Time, " proved to be one of the best volumes in over a decade. With over ten sections such as Student Life, Greeks, Organizations, Sports and Seniors the Tower staff came together to make this special edition of the Tower appealing to their audience. This year the Tower featured all Greek fraternities and sororities, 52 clubs and organizations, recap all athletic events and made awareness about itself to the student body. This year the staff was lead by Editor In Chief Jackie Gonzalez, Advisor John Cantlon and Assistant Advisor Jose Otero. After all the deadlines, book sales and promotion the 2003 finish its deadlines two months in advance in order to have and early deliver in the Summer. The Tower has proven it yet again that wit h hard work and perseverance anything is possible. -Photo by Jose During a deadline, Student Life Editor Lane Cofer types in her final caption for her section. The earliest recorded photograph found in archives of the first commencement was dated 1907. Today, the University awards over 6,000 degrees a year. (Photo: Sesquicentennial Committee) the graduating seniors take a wave to the (Photo By Right: During Senior yearbook pictures. Rick Hancock sits patiently until the photographer takes his photograph.. Above: After receiving their diplomas, these seniors give each other a farewell hug. (Photo: Commencement) John Bailey Finance Kristine Aviles Zoology Ashleigh Bailey Political Science Diana Avila Telecommunications ' Aurencio Abad Microbiology, Zoology Lawrence Aguero Business Administration Nicole Albrecht Elementary Education Jennifer Alexander Health Science Education Tiffany Allgood Telecommunications Tamir Almeida Chemical Engineering Asiya Al-Quraishi Health Sciences Leonel Alvarez Marketing Heather Anderson Health Science Education Maria Andrade Chemical Engineering James Andrews French, Zoology Keith Arnowitz Business Management Donnell Bowen Ondina Brusso Named Outstanding Male Senior Leader for August 2002 2003 Winner, Southeastern Conference Community Service Scholarship President Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Member OF Men ' s Track and Field Cross Country Team including 3 year letter winner Cross country all-region team, and All- Academic SEC Honor Roll. Over 200 hours of community service through America Reads Program, Goodwill Gators, Sunbridge Nursing Home, and Shands Hospital. A Florida Academic Scholar and Presidential Minority Scholar. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame 2001-2002 President Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc. Director Hispanic Heritage Month Student Government Senator J. Wayne Reitz Scholar Peer Mentor for First-year Florida Mentor for Project Sea World Julie Sina Woman of the Year Award Winner Brandi Baker Behavioral Neurobiology Jonathan Bamel Business Rudena Barrera Sociology Matthew Barbar Political Science Rachel Bartley Psychology Heather Batson Recreation Kerri Beckwith Daniel Beiley Business Administration Business Administration 244 Jennifer Bernal Public Relations Tasha Benavente Nursing Kristen Berset Telecommunications Harry Bell Mechanical Engineering Thomas Biance Dis Allison Berthold Nursing Christopher Blum Finance Israel Boniche Electrical Engineering Emily Borden Economics James Borras Finance Cort Bouldin Microbiology Glenn Bracey II Political Science Kevin Brandel General Business Lauren Brolmann Public Relations Krystal Brown Business Administration Michael Brown Business James Buchanan Recreation Vanessa Bueno Spanish Sarah Burger Sport Management Ashlee Butcher Accounting HALL FAME Manoucheka Celeste President, Mortar Board President, Sigman Gamma Rho Sorority Service Director Women ' s Leadership Council First Year Florida Peer Leader J. Wayne Reitz Scholar Julie Sina Woman of the Year Award Winner Sigma Gamma Rho Hall of Fame Student Government Senator Paul Davis President, Animal Science Graduate Association Chair, Outside Activities Community Affairs, OF Equine Industry Club Vice-President Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honor Fraternity Graduate Student of the Year, Animal Science Department Secretary, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society Has participated in community service that has benefited the Red Cross, the Hope Lodge, the Ronald Mcdonald House, and the Alachaua County Habitat for Humanity. Ursula Brown Psychology Tracy Bucholz Chemical Engineering Angelo John Bugayong Microbiology Cell Science Meagan Burke English, Criminology 245 Ryan Chernet Marketing Amanda Chiodo Pre-Vet Eunice Chen Business Administration Timothy Chmielewski Microbiology Alyson Cohen Occupational Therapy Ricardo Collado Jr. Building Construction Christie Coker Commercial Recreation Christopher Cleasby Geography, Russian Beatriz Cardenas Public Relations Anthony Cassini Criminology Lauren Castleberry Zoology Angelina Charles Public Relations Annalisa Cachin English Jessica Cain Resource Economics Julie Canales Mechanical Enginnering Francis Caparas Quatitative Science Colin Colverson Environmental Policy Jason Conwell Business Administration Clayton Commander Mathematics Kimberly Couchman Psychology After her performance. Christina Christian stands with Charles Carbalo. (Photo by Charles Carbalo) Senior Christina Christian makes it big on American Idol. (Photo By Charles Carbalo) At Palace Night Club, Christina Christian peform one of her songs. (Photo by Charles Carbalo) Sociology senior Christina Christian may be a familiar face to all those who watched this summer ' s FOX television show Idol. " Christina was one of ten finalists who compared each week before a television audience of ten million. Viewers called in and voted for their favorite performer, Christina placed sixth in the competition. Christina Christian a Miami native graduated from G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School in 1999. After American Idol Christina Christian could be seen on the TV Guide channel, broadcasting news briefs. Christina ' s Album is expected to be released Winter 2003. Shannon Corning Nutritional Science Kristin Cooper Public Relations Matthew Cowan Carla Cruz Public Relations Psychology Raquel Cruz Telecom Hannah Cui Decision Information Science Stephanie Czerniawski Public Relations Vinny Dalbo Psychology Joanne Daniels Anthropology Erin Dedering Speech Pathology Erin Defries Nutrition Jane De Guzman Health Science Education Oscar De La Puente Political Science Francis Delarosa Civil Engineering Gregg Delman Political Science, Intl Economics Carrieann De Melfi Psychology Brooke Denniston Rue Denton Jr. Laura Depalma Lisa Depaola Business Public Relations Public Relations Finance Danielle Dimassimo Business Administration Benjamin Dishowitz Political Science Jaime Disken Elementary Education Charles Douglas Business Administration Mary Disalvo English Maggie Dobry Economics Stephanie Ducheine Student Government Senator Served as Director for the first annual " Different People, One Purpose " program Soulfest Homecoming Director 2002 Preview Staff Member Has over 100 hours of service with the Department of Children and Families " Peaceful Paths " program. Extensive volunteer hours with St. Francis House, Big Brother, Big Sister and Big Gators, Little Gators programs, and Palm Garden Nursing Home. Rachel Elias Outstanding Female Leader Award, Spring 2002 Has served as member of the executive committee and President of the Jewish Student Union. Board of Directors Hillel Foundation at the University of Florida Member Florida Cicerones Member University Curriculum Committee Served as a volunteer English teacher at Horowitz Middle School in Israel for new Immigrants to Isreal from Russia, Yemen, Morocco, and Ethiopia. Brian Drolet Glen Drummond Jr. Art Spanish 249 Jordan Evert Business Amanada Eck Public Relations Keli Edwards Public Relations Heidi Duerrich Sociology Kyle Farrell Finance Amanda Felice Finance Daniel Fernandez Sociology, business Louis Farrell Microbiology, Cell Sciences Francesca Francese Nursing Sieedah Francis Political Science Ana Ferradaz Journalism, liberal Arts Jaclynn Foster Criminology Jared Fink Finance Katherine Finn Food Resource Economics Craig Fisher Exercise Physiology Grace Francisco Advertising hall OF fame Scott Feldman Anderson Scholar President ' s Humanitarian Award Winner National Merit Scholar in Honors Program Peer Leader for First-Year Florida Member, Committee on Sexism and Homophobia Member Safe Schools Coalition CO-Founder of Gator Gay-Straight Alliance 2000 Preview Staff Joel Feldman Member Florida Law Review 2002 OF Homecoming Chair 2001 of Director Jewish Awareness Month Student Government Senator Interfraternity Council Scholarship Director Secretary Jewish Student Union Budget Chair Recreational Sports Board Rebecca Frieden Kevin Friedman Sports Management Environmental Engineering Jennifer Frys Business Administration Alison Fulks Public Relations Keandra Fulton Brooke Fyler Telecommunications Public Relations Michael Gale Rosemarie Garcia Zoology Biochemist 251 Andrew Gaugler Microbiology, Cell Science Elizabeth Gautier Political Science Lewis Gettier Computer Engineering Deborah Goldberg Comm.Sci,Disorders,psychology Tiffany Gomillion Microbiology Jaquelyn Gonzalez Telecommunications Craig Goodman Decision Info Sciences Courtney Goonen Health Science Education Jaclyn Gordon Telecommunications, criminology David Gracy Business Administration Ashlea Graham Elem Education Stephanie Granda Business Management Traci Gray Education Jared Greenberg Mechanical Engineering George Gregory Business Administration, Managment Ginger Griffin Psychology 252 The University Auditorium was built in 1922 and did not finish its construction until 1955. (Photo by Archives) Students work diligently on their class projects in 1912. (Photo by Archives) University of Florida students in the early 1900 ' s, stood in front of their home. (Photo By Archives) Florida, our Alma Mater Thy glorious name we praise; All thy loyal sons and daughters A joyous song shall raise. Where palm and pine are blowing, Where southern seas are flowing, Shine forth thy noble Gothic walls, Thy lovely vine-clad halls. Neath the Orange and Blue victorious Our love shall never fail. There ' s no other name so glorious- All Hail. Florida, Hail! Patrick Griffin Aerospace Engineering Michael Grimes Food Science, Human Nutrition Victoria Grossmann Business Administration Nicole Guerra Neuroscience Patricia Guerrero Jennifer Guilme Finance Health Science Education Christopher Gulla Jonathan Gullett English Literature Fitness, Wellness 253 Asha Hadley Dietetics Claudia Hale Early Childhood Education Chad Haller Business Richard Hancock II Sport Management Casey Harrington Computer Engineering Sarah Helfeldt Music Anitha Henderson General Business Seth Henderson Business Administration Jamie Herd Mathematics Ashleigh Hermansen Chemistry W Biochemistry Option David Hernandez Industrial Engineering Jenna Hess Natural Resource Envir.Econ Adam Higgins Civil Engineering Breanne Hite Chemical Engineering Jolene Hodge Materials Engineering Aja Holder Public Relations 254 Keshia Holt Sociology Sara Holtzman Architecture Hall of fame Michael Gale 2002 Harry S. Truman Scholar 2002 Morris K Udall Scholar USA Today ' s 2003 All-USA College Academic Team, Third Team Florida College Student of the Year Finalist President of Honors Ambassadors Volunteer for the Florida Museum of Natural History the Watershed Action Volunteer Network Director of Education and Program- ming for the South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Elizabeth Gonzalez Anderson Scholar President Hispanic Student Association Treasurer Minority Psychology Association Peer Leader for First Year Florida 2001 Multicultural Greek Council Student Leader of the year Vice President Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc. Volunteers with Boggy Creek Gang Camp, Tennis on Wheels, and Altrusa House Melissa Idiare Nursing Alison Hunt Political Science Patricia Illions Finance Alen Horta Civil Engineering Monica Isom Crystal Jackson Communications Food Science,Human Nutrition 255 Treena Jenkins Decision Info. Science Ashley James Political Science Tiffany Jaycox Business Admin Jason Jacobson Decision Info Sciences Kristin Johnson Criminology Monet Johnson Speech Pathology Kareen Jones Microbiology,cell Science Kristy Jones Telecommunication Todd Jorgenson Shannone Joseph Tamar Joseph Samuel Judah Civil Engineering Materials Science Engineering Public Relations Criminology Nelly Kane Alan Kaufman David Kearney Bryan Kelly Human Resource Development Psychology Sociology Telecommunications Jill Kerr Marketing Laura Kijner Business,Political Science Christopher Killoran Criminology Alexa Kirk Computer Engineering Joel Howell 2002 2003 Student Government Vice President Student Government Senator Member Engineering Leadership Circle Secretary Benton Engineering Council Mentor for the Engineering Step-Up Program Member Minority Ambassadors Volunteers with Gainesville Recreation and Parks and the Coalition for the Homeless. Kyle Jones Student Government President Elect 2002 2003 Student Government Treasurer President, Sigma Phi Epsilon Frank J. Ruck Outstanding Leadership Award Quest to Greece Scholarship Winner University of Florida Honors Program Shauna King Chemical Engineering Harris Kirsch Finance Jennifer Kluenie Finance Meredith Kole Architecture Sergei Kolesov Philosophy Jasmin Koohi Microbiology Lauren Kowitt Sciences, Disorders Kathryn Krueger Sociology Whitney Kurtz Telecommunications Anthony Laferrera Public Relations Larisa Lanton Marketing Rebeca Lau Psychology Jennifer Lavery Business Daniel Lee Architecture Lakisha Lee Architecture Emma Leech Electrical 6 Computer Engineer Zena Lehmann Fod Science,Human Nutrition Kenneth Lemp Electrical Engineering Lindsay Leonard Psychology Daryl Lewis Finance After Finals, senior Rick Cain falls asleep on girlfriend Jackie Diester. (Photo by Jose Otero) At the Reitz Union, seniors had an opportunity to have their pictures taken for the yearbook. (Photo by Jose Otero) Reading people fortune. senior Brian Gold predicts this student ' s success. (Photo By Brian Drolet) After four long years of school, work and tuition payments Seniors had the opportunity to reflect on many events throughout their stay here at the University of Florida. The Class of 2003 had fun times whether it was walking through Turlington or enjoying a nice weekend in Lake Walburg. After the seniors receive their degrees, they can honestly reflect on one the best moments in their lives. -Jose Otero. Rollins Lewis Public Realtions Stephanie Lindo Elementary Education Danibel Lopez Elementary Education Sarah Lindquist Finance Jackie Loubet PoliticalScience,Psychology Tanya Lopez Public Relations Amanda Lowrance Geoff Lowrey Mathematics MechanicalEngineering 259 Jennifer Lowry Communication Science Disordm Kathryn Lucante Exercise Sports Sciences Tarsha Luke Telecommunications Lawrence Lyman Family Youth Community Service Ryan Mackman Telecommunications Diego Madrigal III Economics,Political Science Jessica Maguhn Education Kelley Maier Art Education Dana Mallard Journalism,Reporting Jessica Malmad Neuroscience Courtney Malone Microbiology,CellScience Stephanie Mansdorf Marketing Laura Marano Architecture David Mark BusinessAdministration Kathleen Mark Architecture Jill Marshall Sports Management Allen Mathis Mechanical Engineering Brooklynn Martin Political Science Breanna McClendon Political Science Angela Matrisciano Zoology Kellie McKendree Business Administration Mirza Kafedzic Student Government Senator Captain UF ' s Students in Free Enterprise Team Vice President of Operations, Alpha Kappa Psi — international business fraternity. Alpha Kappa Psi ' s Brindge Award Winner Chair, Outreach Ambassador Program Golden Key National Honor Society Volunteers for Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County, Hope Lodge, St. Francis House, Ronald McDonald House, and Adopt a County Road. Sarah Lindquist Conference Director, Women ' s Leadership Conference First Year Florida Peer Leader President, National Society of Collegiate Scholars Student Conduct Committee Member Preview Staff Member Mentor for CHAMPS National Collegiate Business Merit Award Winner-United States Achievement Academy Amy McLeran Mathematics,Economics Daniel Merced Matthew Metlis Wildlife Ecology ComputerScience 261 202 Devyn Miller Environmental Engineering Andrew Miller German Jennifer Mikelaitis Psychology Jason Metzenthin Electrical Engineering Carla Moodie Health Science Samuel Moore History Sarah Beth Morgan Public Relations Alfred Moore Jr. Material Science,Eng ineering Cherly Murphy History Stephen Nadeau Political Science Camelia Negoita International Economy Brooke Morris Communication Sciences Disorders Kelly Miller Economics Lynette Miller Electrical Engineering Sasha Minor Food Science Jacqueline Montagna Psychology Tarsha Luke Publicity Director and Ivy Leaf Reporter for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Student Government Cabinet Director for Outreach President Journalism and Communica- tions College Council Fletcher Hall President Murphree Area Publicity Director Historian Adjunct Board Member of Arts in the Public Places Trust Delegate Florida Association of Residence Halls Funmi Olorunnipa 2002 2003 McNair Scholar Student Government Multicultural Affairs Cabinet Director Member People Awareness Committee Camp Florida Counselor Mentor and Tutor with Upward Bound Program Political Science Department Multicultural Scholar Award Volunteer with the PAACT program Jennifer Nelson English Sidra Nelson Psychology Tiffany Newton Business Administration William Oakes Jr. Agricultural Leadership Education Elizabeth Oberndorfer Advertising Siobham O ' Brien Zoology,History Erin O ' Connell Jonathan O ' Connell Psychology Psychology Julie Page Public Relations Katarzyna Pabis Psychology Jennifer Orlando Spanish Danielle Ouimette Microbiology, Cell Science Dimple Patel Finance Alina Pastoriza Microbiology John Parnofield Psychology Jovanghn Parks Education Margaret O ' Connell Nutrition Elisabeth Ollila Psychology,Comm. Sci Disorders Mobolaji Olurinde Chemical Biological Engineer Meghan O ' Malley Public Relations Linda Palin S cience Of Business Management Krishna Panchal Psychology Monique Pardo History Derek Parks Decision Info Sciences Students faced the responsibility of washing their clothes while living own their own. (Photo by Jose Otero) Parking Tickets are very common to students who park their cars illegally. (Photo by Jose Otero) Dania Payne Communication Sciences Disorder The Gator Logo stands out on one of the color guard member ' s flags. (Photo By Media Team) George Perez Computer Engineering Full Time Tuition (12 credits) $1400 est. (Per semester) Books $300.00 (per semester) Football Student Tickets 560.00 Soda Can S0.60 Laundry $1.50 (per load) Apartment Rent $300-700 (per month) Fraternity Sorority $1,200 (per semester) Parking Ticket $20.00 Cheeseburger $0.99 Yearbook $55.00 Michelle Pliskin Communication Science Disorder Laura Patterson Finance Ted Pearce SportsManagement,Economics James Winstead Marketing Cheryl Porter Sarah Portier Psychology Aerospace Engineering 265 Jerome Price Criminology David Powers History Jorge Power Electrical Engineering Jaime Pratt Building Construction Arian Quimbo Finance Marc Quadagno Public Relations Paolo Quimbo Computer Info Science Valerie Proctor Health Science Education Navin Ramnath Political Science Bodhi Rader Digital Arts,science Terry-Ann Ramjus Economics Alyssa Rademan Comm. Science d Disorders Erin Regan Finance Ryan Rawls Finance Diana Reyes Nutrition Elyssa Renert Graphic Design Massimiliano Riso Advertising Miriam Ricardo Microbiology,Math Robert Rinow Telecommunication Suzette Robotham Dr. William Simmons Leadership Award for Leadership and Commitment to Cultural Awareness President Black Student Union Presenter, 2002 University of Florida Women Studies Symposium Director, Black History Month 2001, University of Florida Cicerone Volunteer with the Rural Women ' s Health Project, Vocal Eyes, and with the PAACT program Colin Thompson President, Florida Blue Key Treasurer, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Director, Orange and Blue Open Golf Tournament Associate Producer, Celebration Arts and Jazz Festival Assistant Director, Student Government Community Affairs Cabinet Brooke Richardson Public Relations Sarah Rippere EnvironmentalScience Nathalia Rivera Political Science Michele Roberts Carissa Robinson Health Science Education Telecommunications Luis Rosado Recreation Michelle Rosenthal Public Relations Ana Rosado Food Resources Economics Brooke Rothberg Communication Science Disorders Jean Rubanick Animal Science David Rumsey Industrial Engineering Yanique Ryland Communication Sabrina Rozenman Biochemistry Catherine Rogers Early Childhood Education Jordan Romanelli History Anne Romano Animal Science John Romano Nutrition Laurean Robinson English Idnamaries Rodriguez Political Science Javier Rodriguez Finance Andrea Roebuck Microbiology,CellScience Bridgette Sanders Journalism,Pre-Law Daniel Sandler Anthropology Summer Sawyer Nutritional Sciences OF FAMe Oscar Sanders Exercise Physiology Yaschar Sarparast Poi iticalSci ence Jade Williams Founder Program Developer Florida Future Leaders Program College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassador President, College of Natural Resources Environment Graduate Student Council Co-Founder Motivator Gators Vice President, Student Agricultural Council Vam C. York Scholarship UFAAF Alumni Leadership Award Neil Schreck Sociology Bevan Watson Fullbright Scholar President and Founder, Honors Ambassadors President and founder, Tennis on Wheels J. Wayne Reitz Scholar Florida Cicerones Anderson Scholar Jon Scully Business administration Karina Sejas Health Science Leah Shapiro Linguistics Timothy Sexton History, German Stuart Shapiro Business Administration John Peter Shull Business Administration Brandy Smith Criminology Richard Skene Psychology Cristina Silva Public Relations Brian Snowball Business Management Kathleen Somera Biochemistry Dana Snyderman Advertising Kunwardeep Sohal History Brent Solomon Telecommunications Seth Steinberg History Ariann Spitalny Dance Lindsey Springer Occupational Theray Kimberly Speed Science of Business Management 270 Anne Stewart English Jason Storrings Computer Information Sciences Donelle Sullivan Telecommunications Amanda Stokes English A D COME Senior Brian Drolet bids farewell well to his home for the last four years. (Photo by Jose Otero) The Class of 2003 wait for their names to be called to walk on stage. (Photo by Jose Otero) Seniors Brain Drolet, Rick Kain, Lorenzo Kaufman and James Winstead stand together after graduation. (Photo By Jose Otero) The day finally has arrived . Students work diligently throughout their college career in order to receive their degrees. Whether it was their bachelors, master or doctorate students prepared themselves to go into the world and community to enrich the lives of others. Today the University of Florida awards thousands of degrees to its students. This spring was the first time that the University had its colleges host their own commencement due to population increase of the graduating class. -Jose Otero Alyssa Strumpf Health Science Rose Sylvan Sociology Cossette Tamargo Michael Tanenbaum Rehabilitative Services Business Administration Samuel Tannen Telecommunications Cherriane Therveus Health Science Catrice Thomas Family Youth Community Sciences Laura Thornton Business Administration Michael Timmes Elizabeth Tompkins Michael Traficante Cynthia Tritt Business Administration Advertising Political Science Psychology Stefano Trompeo Sport Management Timi Tuamokuma Sociology, Pre-Med Chad Valdes Psychology Dimas Valentin Occupational Therapy Aram Velazquez Pamela Ventura Mark Viola Lindsey Vonweller Electronic Int. Media Advertising Advertising Sport Management Dana Walczak Political Science Allison Walters Telecommunications Christian Waugh Political Science Sondra Wenniger Bachelor of Music Autumn Watkins Sociology Richard Welser Education A FINAL FAREWELL 2003 Seniors celebrate after receiving their degrees. (Photo by Jose Otero) The Century Tower stands in the center of the campus as a reminder of alumni who perished in World War I II. (Photo by Charles Carballo) At Sky Night Club, students dance away their last nights in Gainesville. (Photo By Jose Otero) The Class of 2003 has left their mark here at the University of Florida. These students have exemplified true leadership in the various organizations in which they were involve with on campus. We take this time to thank them for a job well done in making the University of Florida the best it could possibly be. College is what you make of it. Whether it is a good time or bad time each moment can be remembered and never forgotten. College helps build the foundation of our future and the future of our world. Class of 2003. -Jose Otero Jennifer White Bradley Widensky Material Science, Engineering Finance Michelle Wilcox Finance Deandre Willis Sociology Logan Wolpin Microbiology Heather Wood Animal Science Rebecca Worley Business Administration Michael Yurke Physics Sadia Zafar Systems Engineering Amanada Zaleskie Psychology, Sociology Above: The Class of 2003, College of Liberal Arts held their commencement at the O ' Connell Center. This was the biggest commencement held in the Spring of 2003. (Photo By Jose Otero) As the year come to close, we reflect on our past by celebrating One Hundred and Fifty Years of quality education. Here the students of the College of Agriculture stand together during a picnic. (Photo: Sesquicentennial Committee) Left: The 1910 Seminole was the First yearbook produce at the University of Florida. (Photo By Jose Otero) freshman randy lance Jon Gullett WE ' RE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU! We watched with great pride as you gressed through your academic career to reach your goals one-by-one. While this is not the final step in your educational process, it is the most important one so far. In the near future, we will be calling you Dr. Gullett. CONG RATULATIONS, JON!!! Congratulations James! You have succeeded again. We are pleased for you and proud of you. We also believe, in knowing you, the best is yet to come! Love, Mom and Dad Todd, We are so very proud of you. You have worked so hard to get to where you are, and deserve the very best life has to offer. You are a perfect son, a wonderful brother and a marvelous human being. Love, Mom, Dad Casey Congratulations Rebeca We ' re so very proud of you ' ve accomplished and what you will in the future! Love, Mom, Dad Miguel Tamir, You are the only, one, who is always trying to do the best, working hard, bringing happiness and pride. It was not easy getting there. Like a big journey, you have patient and confident on your goal. Always remember that we are nobody without GOD, and pray a little every day, to thank and to grace.. We are sure that you already are a great man full of responsibilities and you ' re becoming ab excellent professional who will overcome many challenges in your path. GOD bless you. With Love, your your dad your brother Congratulations! You ' ve made us so proud. GOD Be with you always. CONGRATULATIONS NICKI! We are so proud of you and love you very much. The best is yet to come! Mom, Dad, Jimmy Joey, Mikey and Jeni A Family Salute to Brent Solomon Brent, Congratulations in achieving your Bachelor ' s degree! Words cannot fully express my pride and joy for your hard work and diligence. I ' m sure your dad, Grandma Edna and Grandpa R.J. are smilingdown upon you on this very special day. Best Wishes! Mom Trevor Jen Alexander Congratulations Austin! We ' re so proud of you and all your accomplishments. God has blessed you with many talents. Remember: " I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13 " All our love and best wishes, Mom, Dad Adam Congratulations Jennifer! I am so proud of you and what you have achieved so far. As you pursue your dreams, know that I love you and that you can always seek guidance from God. Love always, Mommy Bridgette, Many daughters have done virtuosly, but thou excellest them all! Proverbs 31:29 Love, Mom and Glenna Congratulations Chris. We are proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad and Anthony 280 It never ceases to amaze us the responsibility, resilience, sweetness, intelligence, balance between study and fun, honesty, dedication, and beauty you have come to amass. Since you were a baby, you were very, very special. You were born to be happy, to open roads, to build your own future just the way you want it. This graduation is just one more of your goals. Congratulations! and rest assured that you can count on us all for anything. Mucho love, Danilo, Krista, Kristel, Reima, Abuelita, Abuelos, Mima, Gabo and the rest of the clan 281 Allison Marie Brenthold Allison, Today your life holds for you endless possibilities. You have built a solid foundation and you have worked hard for it. Keep sight always of what ' s important in life. Remember that true happiness and purpose will be found in relationships, in the work place and at home. You have chosen a profession that will give you great rewards. We are so very proud of you and all you have accomplished. You are an amazing young woman who sets goals for herself and achieves them. In life, the journey never ends. Yours is just beginning. With all our love, Mom, Dad and Ashley Bradley With an enormous amount of love and pride we congratulate you on your graduation. You make the most of each minute, hour and day. Your excitement and enthusiasm about being the best you can be is inspirational and admirable. Fortunate are those whose path you cross. You will without a doubt make this world a better place. Thank you for the love and sunshine that you bring into our lives on a daily basis. We wish you enough health (and then some) to keep you well, enough love to surround you always, enough wealth to make you happy, and the fulfillment of all your hopes and dreams. We know you will make " it happen " . We adore you Bradley and we are blessed to be your family... The world is yours to discover. We know you will enjoy the journey. Always know we are there for you and behind you in whatever path you choose. Hugs, kisses and warmest wishes, Mom, Dad, Ian, Chad and Heather Douglas Lee Gwaltney Best of Luck for a Bright Future. Mom, Dad, and Tanya. Michael Yurke James Obiorah Ike on your Graduation Obii, You have made me proud. The entire Esiobu family rejoice with you on your graduation and wish you the best always. Aunty D. Obi-boy, you have proved to be a worthy ambassador of the family through your continuous excellence in character and learning. Your Graduation in Electrical Engineering is only the beginning of numerous accomplishments coming your way. All your dreams in life are going to be achieved through the Almighty. Obi, you have just made history by being the first American University Graduate in our entire community, Ameke Ngwo, Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria (Biafra). The community, the entire family, and all your loved ones at home and overseas, are very proud of your success. Congratulations, Obiorah! Your loving Parents - David and Uzoma Ike. The whole family is very proud of your achievement. De Guzman Family add. 2S Bryan J. Kelly Dear Bryan, Remember! With your tal- ents, you are destined to be- come a great man. You have our unwavering support for all of your endeavors. We will love you forever. God Bless You, Mom and Dad " Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom. " LAMBDA PSI Chapter Delta Sigma Theta These ladies of Delta Sigma Theta proudly display their hand signs. (Photo by Delta Sigma Theta) Finally after four years, Delta Sigma Theta sorority returns to University of Florida. (Photo by Delta Sigma Theta) Members of Delta Sigma Theta stand together after a ritual. (Photo by Delta Sigma Theta) The founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated were a group of twenty-two college educated women who envisioned an that went beyond self-fulfillment. These courageous women wanted an organization that focused more upon the social issues of their time, in lieu of creating one that would cater to social whims of the community. Along with their concern for the welfare of human beings they also promoted academic excellence and wanted to culturally enrich community life. Although these twenty-two women shared similar and concerns for humankind, they were each individuals who possessed their own unique inner and outer strengths. Eventually, these strengths came together to produce one flame, one vision whose torch will burn for- ever. Nickname: Deltas Founded Nationally: January 13, 1913 Founded Locally: March 11, 1975 Spring 2003 Colors: Crimson Cream Flower: The African Violet Symbol: Fortitude Mascot: Elephant Chapter Size: 66 2002-2003 Delta Sigma Theta Founding Sisters Amanda Adimoolah, Elizabeth Akins, Heather Alexander, Pamela Allen, Samantha Andrews, Lataura Atwell, Latoya Atwell, Tanyah Barnes, Calvina Bostick, Jamila Brinson, Brandi Brown, Julia Burse, Crystal Caesar, Lajuana Rene Campbell, Felicia Casanova, Katrina Collier, Sharita Crowell, Nicolette Drysdale, Stephanie Ducheine, Yaschika Edwards, Tameka Evans, Lauren Giddins, Lesley Gill, Chavonne Gilzean, Latria Graham, Kerisha Harris, Terika Haynes, Amber Hickman, Meta Honorat,Teneka Hosang, Casey Jackson, Natalie Jackson, Aquilla Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Tenia King, Stacey Lewis, Stephanie Lindo, Tiffany Lomax, Courtney Luster, Antrameca Mathis, Tamar McCrae, Teesha McCrae, Danielle Minto. Eboni Moss, Joi Nathan,Tiffany Nelson, Funmi Olorunnipa,Chiaka Patton, Nicole Perkins,Shanese Rivera. Natalie Robinson, Mia Sails, Monet Samuel, Princess Scott, Courtney Shannon, Marlie St. Juste, Marie Tabuteau, Karida Thomas-Cooper, Alesia Traeye,Vanessa Vargas, Nneka Wicks,Cassandra Williams,Tamala Williams,Candace Wilson TOWER Abbott, Lisa Abello, Ingrid 35 Academics 160, 161 Accent 46,47 Accent, No Southern 230 Addison, Chris 115 Adeymo, Amidale 115 Administration, Business 161, 172, 173 Adolfsson, Andy 156 Advertisements 288, 289 Affolter, Lindsey 66 Agha, Amin 142 Airomloo, David 156 Ajay, Dapo 14 Al-Kaleem, Rashid 69 Alabama 52 Albert 1, 41, 42, 43 Alberta 41 Albeta 9 Aleman, Kathleen 27 Alijoburi, Adam 147 ALISON, FULKS 244 Allen, Gabrrielle 187 Allen, Jennifer 15 Allen, John 195 Alligator 4, 6 ALLISON, BERTHOLD 244 Alpha, Alpha Kappa 113 Alpha, Alpha Phi 115 Alpha, Lambda Chi 134 Alpha, Lambda Theta 135 Alpha, Pi Kappa 146 Alpha, Zeta Tau 159 Alpha Phi Omega 203 Alvarado, Yasenia 153 Alvarez, Genie 18 ALYSON, COHEN 244 Amadeo, James 148 AMANADA, ECK 244 Blackmere, Kara 14 Burse, Julia 196 AMANDA, CHIODO 244 Baca, Talita 153 Blank, Adam 147 Bury, Guy 106 AMANDA FELICE 244 Baca., Talita Star 106 Blank, Brian 106 Bush, George 47 Ambassadors. honor 229 Bae, Tarsha 188 Bliberg, Jacob 155 Bushnell, Lisa 14 Amsel, Ryan 32 Bailey, Andrew 147 Blue, Orange and 4 Butcher, Jeremy 112 Amy Wlodawski 41 Baker, Gail 166 Boggan, Mario 69 Byres, Daniel 205 ANA. FERRADAZ 244 Balboni, Adrienne 137 Bonner, Matt 69 C and, Evelyn F. William L. 10 Band Marching 1, 4, 11, 216, Bortnick, Jariel 155 Cabarcas, Sarah 205 Andrade. Edwin 152 217 Bottomley, Brandon 195 Cahill, Joel 116 Andrea Amparo 204 Banks, Shanequa 31 Bowen, Donnell 243 Cain, Rick 147, 259 ANDREW, GAUGLER 244 Barabas, Matt 122 Bowens, Gloria 113 Caldera, Sharon 137 ANGELINA, CHARLES 2 Barfield, John 23,205 Bower Leigh Anne 198 Caldwell, Matthew 142 ANNALISA, CACHIN 244 Barker, Doug 14 Boyle, Kelley Campbell, Corey 139 Annesser 134 Barker, Mariah 205 BRANDI, BAKER _ Campbell, Leneen 31 Antenor, Nathalie 13 ' Barnes, Brain 367 Break, Spring 366 Campbell, Vic 66 ANTHONY, 244 Barret, Paul 139 Bremer, Seth 156 Campell, Nicole 208 Antonson, Kristin 15 Barry, Doug 139 Brenner, Andrew 116 Campell, Sean 122 Anyikwa, Charles 1 Barwick, Ryan 16 Brewer, Rachel 190 Campeon, Aaron 152 Apartments, Dorms 21 Baseball 76,77 Brezel, John 155 Campus,On 18,19 Appleby, Charles 106, 20 Basketball, Men ' s BRIAN, DROLET 244 Chris Arbelaez, Danielle 135 Basketb-all women ' s 70, Bright, Ariel 66 Cantlon John 363 Archery, Clay 112 Bassett, Erin 14 Bright, Kevin 47 Capko, Chris 69 Armand, Arturo 152 Bateman, Colby 116 Brink. Chris 116 Carballo, Carles 247 Armbrister, Ana 153 Bauman, Natalie 145 Britt, CARISBA 210 Armijo, Krista 15 Bayer, Lauren 23 BROOKE,DENNISTON 244 CARLA, CRUZ 241 Arts, Fine 180, 181 Beane, Brian 142 BROOKE, FYLER 2 Carolan. Brian 122 Arts, Liberal 275 BEATRIZ, CARDENAS 244 Brooks, Ed 155 Carolina. South 62 ASHA, HADLEY 244 Beckerdite, Stan 261 Brooks, Ross 116 Carrera, Ricardo 33 ASHLEA, GRAHAM 244 Beecum, Alok 26, 41 Bros, Marie 113 CARRIEANN, DE MELFI ASHLEE, BUTCHER 244 Beiene, Heaven 113 Brown, Sanique 27 Carter, Maria 19 ASHLEIGH, BAILEY 244 Bell, Spencer 116 Brown, Talaina 113 Carter, Sharhonda 158 ASIYA, AL-QURAISHI 244 Benator, Johnathan 205 Brown, Tiffany 113 Carthon, Ran 53, 54, 55 Assent, Brian 126 Bender, Andrew 155 Bruley, Christian 116 Castano, Kevin 98 Association, American Marketing BENJAMIN, DISHOWITZ 244 Bruno, Dyanna 27 Gainesville Kprean 209 Benn, nava 205 Brusso, Ondina 243 Community 221 Association, American Pharmaceu- Bennett, Brett 116 Bryant, Billy 156 Celeste, Manoucheka 107 tical 209 Berman, Josh 123 Buchanan, Pat 47 Centonze, Vincent 201 Association, Brazilian Student Bernard, Pamela 166 Buchert, Brian 117 Century 1 210, 211 Berns, Kenneth 166 Buddies, Best 208, 209 Cernech, Loretta 15 Association, Filipino Student 217 Berry, Julius 139 Buddle, Adam 29 Championship, National 10 Association, Taiwanese Student Beta, Sigma Lambda 152 Bueno, Julio 152 CHARLES, DOUGLAS 244 234 Beta, Zeta Phi 158 Bueno, Vanessa Tessmer 153 Chastain,Jay 112 Association, Thai Student 234 Beville, Jimmy 123 Bullock, Chris 116 Chatman, Michelle 51 Auburn 59 Bezijian, Marisa 201 Bundrage, Ronique 113 Cheek, Jimmy 167 AURENCIO, ABAD 244 Bird, Patrick 167 Burleigh, Becky 66 Cheerleaders 5, 6, 43, 100, 101 Austin, Jeremy 139 Biskup, Jeff 134 Burnett, Nick 147 Chi, Sigma 150 Avery, Anna 204 Bitner, Brad 117 Burns, Allan 190 Chi, Theta 156 Ayala, Marcela 135 Bitting, Angela 182 Burns, Kim 35 Chin, Lorianna 196 A Arts Sciences 1 Natural 5 194, Abbott, L 128 Chinault, Aaron 148 Christian, Christina 247 CHRISTIE, COKER 244 CHRISTOPHER, BLUM 244 CHRISTOPHER, CLEASBY 244 Christopher, Elise 140 CHRISTOPHER, GULLA 244 Ciano, Tony 134 Cicerones, Lrorida 217 Cisneros, Ashley 135 Clarke, Ian 123 Clary, Rob 134 CLAUDIA, HALE 244 CLAYTON, COMMANDER 244 Clervil, Jacques 115 Clinton, Bill 46 Closin 364 Closing 365, 366 Clouser, Jonathan 142 Club, Karate 218 Club, Lion 222 Club, Lion 226, 7 Club, Russian 234 Scuba 218, 219 Cofer, Lane 21, 22, 239, 363 Cohen, Michael 205 Colas bonell 69 Colburn David 165. 177 Coleman. J.P. 117 COLIN. 244 Colin, Paul 126 Collado, Nancy 135 Collins,Nona 106 Colon, Dan 45 Colon, Daniel 147 Colon, Stacy 31 Colophon 368 Colverson, Colin 204 Comiter, Andrew 155 Communications, Journalism 186, 187 Compagnone, Courtney 35 Connor, Lindsay 204 Coogan, Michael 49 Coogan, Mike 147 Cook, Christy 30 Cooper, Alison 113 Cooper, Courtney 70 Correal juliana 106, 135 Correnti, Mike 147 CORT, BOULDIN 244 Costs 265 Council, Hindu Student 222, 223, 226 Council, Interfraternity 106 Council, Multicultural Greek 106 Council, National Pan-Hellenic 106 Council, Panhellenic 106 Country, Men ' s Cross 92, 93 Country, Women ' s Cross 94, 95 COURTNEY, GOONEN 244 Crabtree,J.W. 116 Craddock, Tara 114 CRAIG, FISHER 244 CRAIG, GOODMAN 244 Crane, Crosby 116 Crenshaw, Pat 185 Creole, Club 214 Crespo, Natasha 35 Cristina, David Di 147 Crum, Melissa 113 Cuffe, James 155 Cummings, Jason 147 Cuomo, 147 Curran, 3 Curran Ron Curtis Donald Ray III 148 D DaCruz, Stella 158 Dail, Dusty Dakin, Vanessa 118 Daley, Damian 115 Dancing, Florida Swing CLub Club 221 DANIEL BEILEY 244 Daniel, Corthney 1,39 DANIEL, FERNANDEZ 244 DANIELLE Daniels, Joann 2 Dasher, Crystal 113 DAVID, GRACY 244 Davis, Aaron 155 Davis, Brittany 70, 71 Davis, Jeff 23 Davis, Paul 245 Davis, Sarah 143 Day, Rob 123 Dayton, Katie 17 Dazzlers 102, 103 De, Victoria Gomez la Torres 190 Deans 167 Deave, Russell 185 DEBORAH, GOLDBERG 244 DeConcilio, Rich 134 Dedication, Tower 162 DelPino, Roberto 201 Delta, Alpha Epsion 206 Delta, Delta Delta 119 Delta, Delta Tau 122 Delta, Kappa 130 Delta, Phi Gamma 33, 140 Dental, American Student Association 209 DePiano, David 142 Design, Construction Planning 170,171 Desutels, Veronique 137 DIANA, AVILA 244 Diaz, Elizabeth 137 DiCristina, David 367 Didier, Chris 116 Dieguez, Manny 106 Dieguez, Manuel 152 Dieguez, Mauel 205 Diester, Jackie Diester, Jackie Dining Gator 26, 27 DiPietro, Joe 167 Dister, Jackie 105, 1 Dixon, Randy 122 Delta Delta Delta 366 Dolan, 167 Domond, 153 Donovan 66 Kate 19 Driscoll, Courtney 30 Drolet, Brain 271 Drolet, Brian 273 Ducheine, Stephanie 249 Duenas, Lucelly 135 Dugger, Nikki 158 Duncan, Karen 119 Dunton, Jimmy 106 E Ebert, Mary 66 Education 176, 177 Eldred, Sharon 261 Elias, Rachel 249 ELIZABETH, GAUTIER 244 Ellas, German 187 Ellis, Kwanzaa 153 Ellis, Matthew 148 Emerson, Naranjo 172 Emihovich, Katherine 167, 177 EMILY, BORDEN 244 Emmanuel, Luckson 139 Engineering 161, 178, 179 Enogieru, Juanita 158 Eppsteiner, Ty 31 Epsilon, Delta Phi 121 Epsilon, Sigma Alpha 44, 149, 367 Epsilon, Sigma Phi 45, 154 ERIN, DEDERING 244 ERIN, DEFRIES 244 Ernst, Alison 27 Falls, Melinda 25 Farmer, Guy 23 Faulkner, Jackie 182 Feder, Steve 147 Feilman, Joel 42 Fein, Jason 148 Feldman, Jesse 155 Feldman, Joel 251 Feldman, Scott 251 Felice, Amanda 131 Felix, Caroline 205 Felleman, Kyle 142 Fellowship, Graduate Envangelical 225 Fellowship, Intervarsity Christan 229 Fellowship, Reformed University 233 Fencing, Florida 218 Ferguson, Troy 156 Fernandez, Darren 273 Fernandez, Joan 158 Fernandez, Stacey 135 Fetter, Jon 66 Figueroa, Laura 106, 135 Fiji 140 Filomeno, Cookie 33 Finegold, Jon 156 Finks, Joanna 130 Fisher, Scott 147 Fitzpatrick, John 142 Fleet jared 155 Fleurima, Cleones 126 Flores, Kristy Marie 153 Floyd, Dena 66 Floyd, Sarah 130 Football 6, 8, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 364 for, Campus Crusade Christ 210, 211 football 60 Flash 286 Fought, Rich 117 355 244 Donovan, Matt 1 Donovan, Morgan 1 Dorsett, Ryan 122 Dosh, Patrick 63 Douglas, Charles 204 Drach, Robert 20 Drejer, Christian 69 Ervin, Jasmine 113 Eschen , Will Eshe, Dalila 70 47, 259 Espinoza, Viviana Espiritu, James 122 Esposito, Dominic 156 Esteban, Cynthia 135 Estes, Sean 122 Eta, Gamma 125 EUNICE, CHEN 244 Events, Current Everest. Joel 116 Excellent, Fanya 107 F Fajardo, Robert Falgout Beau 106 Falk, Cheryl 190 FRANCESCA, FRANCESE Francis, William 148 Frank, 167 Kirphton 139 Frederick, Glenda 261 Freeman, Rob 190 Freeman Stephanie 66 Fried, Jennifer 05 Fried, Nicole 204 Friends 34, 35 Frimpong, Crystal 66, 67 Fryefield, Warren 155 Fudali, Arick 155 Fuentes, Jennifer 194 Fullington, Nathan 123 Fulton, Robin 66 G Gainesville, Mexican ' s In 229 Gale, Michael 205, 255 Galgay, Brian 142 Gallagher, Mattie 190 Gambaro, Barbara 135 Gamma, Delta 105, 120 Gamma, Kappa Kappa 131 Gamma, Sigma Lambda 153 Garces, Isabel 137 Gardner, Jen 66 Garside, Jamie 66 Gatorettes 214, 215, 222 Gauthier, Jennifer 113 Gelfand, Joe 117 GEORGE, GREGORY 244 Georgia 60 Gibbs, Keith 154 Gildea, Stephen 156 GINGER, GRIFFIN 244 Girolamo, Ashley 205 Glass, Elissa 153 GLEN, DRUMMOND JR. 244 GLENN, BRACEY II 244 Goff, Donald 152 Gold, Brain 259, 273 Gold, Brian 147 Goldberg, Gary 122 Goldfinger, Brad 205 Goldman, Lean 110 Golf, Men ' s 81 Golf, Women ' s 82, Golie, Ken 117 Gomez, Erika 106 Gomez, Jorge 195 Gomez, Luis 152 Gomez, Victor 152 Gonzalez, Elizabeth 255 Gonzalez, Jackie 205, 238, 261, 362, 36, Gonzalez 362 Gonzalez, Roy 33 Goodbread-Black, Lesley 5 Goodwin, Katie Goodwin, Rory 11 Gordon, Danielle 13 ' Government, Student 20 GRACE, FRANCISCO 24 Graduation 271 Graeves, Josh. 154 Graham, Ernest 52, 53, 54, 56, 59, 61, 63, 65 Graham, Katrice 113 Gray, Marchello 115 Greeks 104, 105 Green, Henry 139 Green, Tom 46 Green, Willie 56 Greenwell, Nita 130 GREGG, DELMAN 244 Gregory, Tishona 70 Grewal, Alma 15 Griffin, Brenden 139 Griffin, Jeanene 113 Griglen, Demetrius 139 Grimaudo, Nick 123 Grishman, David 105 Grossfield, Jeff 172 Grossman, Rex 53, 55, 56, 62, 64 Guille, April 201 Guindon, Michael 25 Gala, John 147 Gullett, Jon 278 Gullick John 205 Gwin, Chris 139 Gymnastics 74, 75 H Habor, Pearl 6 Haimovitch, Seth 69 Halpern, Brian 156 Hambleton, jennifer 171 Hamel Casey 66 Hamilton Corey 148 Hamilton Justin 69 Hancock, Ric 22,147,241 Hankerson, Robyn HANNAH. CUI 4 Harjam, Rishi 172 Harris, Adam 15 Harrison, John 122 HARRY, BELL Hart, Chris 1 Hartsook, Ashley • 06 Harve, Keith 115 Hattaway Chad 204 Hayden, Vanessa 70 Healy, John 123 HEATHER, ANDERSON 244 HEATHER, BATSON 244 HEIDI, DUERRICH 244 Henderson, Marsha 29 Herman, Gidon 19 Hernandez, Eyleen 35 Hernandez, Giselle 362 Heron, Brad 148 Hewitt, Sam 204 Higman, Lucas 148, 204 Hinkle, Matt 116 Hinkle, Taylor 28 Hinson, Essence 158 History, Tower 360 Hobgood, David 116 Holden, Kristin 42 Holland, Angie 261 Holt, Kyle 147 Homecoming 40, 41, 42, 43 Honegan, Craig 123 Honer, Kaara 113 Horwich, Jenine 110 Hou, Genelle 153 Howard, Krista 113 Howe, Kathy 185 Howell, Joel 204, 257 Hoyles, Monica 66 Hu, Ellen 172 Huang, Dora 171 Hubbert, Cecelia 113 Human, Health Performance 184, 185 Humphrey, Stephen 167 Hunt, Hall 66 Hunter, Candace 107 Husebo, Tyler 25 Hutchinson, Heather 32 Hynes, Terry 1 Idol. American III, Walter Lewis 115 Insabella, Jennifer 196 ISRAEL. BONICHE 244 Isrow, Jordan 155 Ivery Jermane 139 J Jackson, Fabrian 153 Matt 57 JACLYN GORDON 2 JACLYNN, FOSTER 244 Jacobs, Keith Jacobs, Taylor 52, 59, 63 JAIME, DISKEN 244 JAMES, ANDREWS 244 JAMES, BORRAS 244 JAMES, BUCHANAN 244 James, Christine 113 James, Eric 106 James, Janeika 153 JANE, DE GUZMAN 244 Jane, Mary 22 Janvier, David 115 JAQUELYN, GONZALEZ 244 JARED, FINK 244 JARED, GREENBERG 244 Jarvis, Kyle 205 JASON, CONWELL 244 Jefcoat, Kim 180 JENNIFER, ALEXANDER 244 JENNIFER, BERNAL 244 JENNIFER, FRYS 244 JENNIFER, GUILME 244 JESSICA, CAIN 244 Jewels, Tau 233 JOANNE, DANIELS 244 JOHN, BAILEY 244 JOHN, BUGAYONG ANGELO 244 Johnson, Chris 139 Johnson, Christine 66, 67 Johnson, Shani 107 Johnson, Tavara 172 Johnston, Katie 66 JONATHAN, BAMEL 244 JONATHAN, GULLETT 244 Jones, Kyle 204, 257 Jordan, Edouardo 115 JORDAN, EVERT 244 Jordan, Steve 122 CANALES 244 K Kafedzic, 261 Kahn, Matt 155 Kahni 155 Rick 271 Kanter. Valerie 106,4, Kaplan. Brian 155 Kappa, Phi sigma Kappa. Sigma 151 Kastanek, Tom 117: KATHERINE, FINN 241 Kaufman, Jocelyn 205 Kaufman, Lorenzo 271 KEANDRA, FULTON 244 Keating, Jonathan 147 ARNOWITZ 244 KELI, EDWARDS 244 Kellgren, Ashley 66 Kellgren, Jordan 66 Kellgren, Senior 66 Kennelly, Scott 155 Kentucky 56 Keren, Naom 31 KERRI, BECKWITH 244 Kesler, Danie lle 137 Kettle, Moyah 113 KEVIN, BRANDEL 244 KEVIN, FRIEDMAN 244 Killion, Michelle 27 KIMBERLY, COUCHMAN 244 King, Kandace 113 FRANCIS, CAPARAS 2 4 Goldstein, Jessica 140 FRANCIS, DELAROSA 244 Goldstein Shari 110 356 155 King, Karla 153 Klein, Matt 205 Klumas, Joshua 142 Koch, Kate 145 Kohl, Phil 366 Kosko, Nicole 140 Kotkin, Mitch 155 Kraft, John 167 Kramarz, Michael 155 Krargonekar, Pramod 167 Kraus, Billy 366 Krauss, Billy 45 Krehbiel joshua 148 KRISTEN, BERSET 244 KRISTIN, COOPER 244 KRISTINE, AVILES 244 KRYSTAL, BROWN 244 Kung, Jason 367 Kwait, Natalie 177 KYLE, FARRELL 244 L Lacross, UF Women ' s 237 Laker,Mike 127 Lamb Joe 122 Lance. Randy 105, 277 Laneri, Kristin 205 Lathan, Nikki 145 Lau, Rebeca 278 Laughter, Kristin 29 " LAURA, DEPALM A 244 BROLMANN LAUREN, CASTLEBERRY Law 61, 188, 189 LAWRENCE , AGUERO LeBlanc, Katie 4 Lechowich, Ivan 15 Lee, Alisa 23 Lee, Ben 147, 367 Lee, David 68, 69 Lee, Roberto 126 Lee, Yvelle 158 Lenz, Joey 117 LEONEL, ALVAREZ 244 Leve, Fred 152 Levenberg, Hal 147 Levin, Mike 142 Levinsberg, Hal 22 Levy, Brian 155 Levy, Leona 113 LEWIS, GETTIER 244 Li, Gen 35 Li, Shuman 182 Lieberman, Brett 155 Life, Agricultural Sciences 168, 169 Life, Night 36, 37, 38, 39 Life, Student 12, 13 Limenko, Jane 363 Linder, Katie 106 Lindo, Deanna 158 Lindquist, Sarah 261 Link, Stephen 14, 23 Lippi, Danny 34 Lipton, Jason 155 LISA, DEPAOLA 244 Lodge, Jennifer 14 Lombardi, John 10 Lone, Rahil 37 Long, Kathleen Ann 167 Long, Liz 15 Lopez, Kimberly 106 Lopez, Kimberly Anne 135 Lot, Juli 182 Lotfy, Mohammed 139 LOUIS, FARRELL 244 Lovinsky Woodly 113 Lowe Sarah Lowry_ Jennifer LSU 5 Luc, Andy 139 Luckadoo, Brett 156 Luke, Tarsha 113, 205,2_63 Lurcovich Jen 145 Luxenberg. Rachel 204 Lyew-Ayee, Gayle 153 Lynn Jessica 17 Lyons, 201 Lyons, Tim 154 Mack, Robert Magamoll, Travis 2 MAGGIE, DOBRY 244 Magnarella, Marc 123 Magro, Brian 123 Mahaffey, Kristofer 148 Mai, Jane 145 Malik, Mohmi 26 Mallough, Amjad Abu 123 Mallouh, Amjad Abu 123 Mangabeira, Gabriel 51 Mann, Jennifer 113 Manoucheka 245 Manzo, Vince 147 Marathon, Dance 48, 49, 365 March, Brad 116 MARIA, ANDRADE 244 Marston, Robert 9 Martin, Adam 123 Martin, Brooklynn 18 Martin, David 123 Martin, Michael 166 Martin-Smith, Devon 115 Martinez, Rey 22 Martinez, Roxanne 135 Marusak, Stephanie 204 Marvin Prier 139 MARY, DISALVO 244 Mater, Alma 253 Mathew, Denny 152 MATTHEW, BARBAR 244 MATTHEW, COWAN 244 Mattox, Matt 116 Maviglia, Darren 156 Maxwell, Natalie 190 May, Shannon 34 Lindsey 66 McCarthy, Katherine 20 McClane, Jack 123 McCormick, Robbie 116 McCoy, Nerissa 171 McCoy, Sean 185 McCray Bobby 60 McDermott, Joe 122 Randy 123 McGee Jamie 29 McSwain, Andrew 148 MEAGAN, BURKE 244 Medicine, Veterinary 200, 201 Melnyk, Butler 116 Men, Progressive Black Inc. 230, 231 Men ' sGleeClub 203 Mendoza, Lydia 135 Mering, Mark 185 Meyer, Robyn 39 Meyers, Paul 261 Miami 53 Mica, David 116 MICHAEL, BROWN 244 MICHAEL, GALE 244 MICHAEL, GRIMES 244 Miller, Alex 117 Miller, Cliff 117 Miller, Grady 169 Miller, Melissa 49, 114, 366 Mills, Dwayne 139 Mills, Jon 167 Ministry, Uf Campus 237 Minkin, Ivan 148 Miss, Ole 57 Mitchel, Clint 55 Mitchell, Catherine 49 Mitchell, CLint 60, 62 Mobley, Cary 198 Mohadeo, Tristan 148 Moiguer, Fabian 155 Montfort,Ludger 126 Moore Alfred 1_ 9 Moore, Ash ' lea 70 Moore, Austin 117 Moore, Benjamin 21 Moore, Kenny 115 Morales, Marilyn 19 Morgan, James 134, 204 Morris, Chris 174 Morton. Kathleen Mosby, Bernice 70 Moss, Adrian 69 Moyles, Jared 14 Mu, Phi 143, 366 Muchnick, Jeff 42 Mulaany Craig 122 Mullahey, Brian 148 Mullings, Lynita 15 Mulvihill, Mindy 66 Munn, Andrew 147 Murders, Gainesville 364 Murphree, Albert A. 4 Murphy, Danielle 66 Murphy, Heather 15 Murphy, Logan 116 Murrary, Tarris 115 Murray, Stephanie 114 N Nader, Ralph 47 Nattiel, Mike 52, 61 Navarro, Andrexy 135 Navarro, Daniel 152 Navarro, Danny 116 Neal, Shajuana 113 Neff, D.J. 180 Nelson, Brett 69 Nguyen, Mike 29 NICOLE, ALBRECHT 244 NICOLE, GUERRA 244 Nicolisk, Lily 21 Niedland, Suzanna 187 Nishba Arbham 15 Nix, Amy 135 Nogales, Claudia 362 Nomorian, Jerry 115 Norden, Nick 148 North, Bobby 117 Novak janelle 18 NROTC 228, 229, 230 Nursing 196.197 O O ' Brien, Katie 140 O ' Connell, Stephen C. 8 O ' Sullivan, Becky 21 O ' Connell, Erin 205 Obi, Ryan 116 Obregon, illian 366 Odige, David 126, 205 Bo 116 Ofunniyin, Ade 190 Ohio 54 Oliver, Justin 39, 147 Olorunnipa, Funmi 263 Omega, Alpha Chi 140 357 McGill 66 McGlotlin, Donald 16 McGraw, Ali 188 McKercher, Mathew 01 McKethan, Alfred A. 5 McLeod, Matt 156 McMillan, Adrian 113 McMillian, Megan 66 McQuirt, Zach 123 RICARDO, COLLADO JR. 244 Richards, Patricia 158 Richardson, Erica 107 Omega, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi 118, Opening 2, , 5, 206, 8 6, 7, 207 , 368 8, 9, 10, 11 Order , Kappa Alpha 127 Ordonez, Matt 19 Organization Student Honors 232,233 Organizations 203 Organzation, Collegiate Living 214 Organzation, Colombian Student 214 Orr, Tre 55 Phillips, 166 Ortiz, Victor 152 Pi, Alpha Delta Oshikoya, Ola 115 Pi, Alpha Epsilon Oshikoya, Olamide 106 Pi, Alpha Omicron Otero, Jose 147, 238, 363, 366 Pi, Beta Theta 117 Outback 64, 65 Pickering, Dennis 148 Outzen, Cat 106 Pickering, Joseph 148 er 153 Owen, Gordon 363 Pickett, Robert 117 Reitz, J. Wayne 7 Owens, Gordon 238 Pickman, Cherry 66 Reparip, Milton 367 Ownby, Justin 116 Pieters, Brian 106 Reybitz, Karina K. 30 Pila, Joshua 205 Rho, Alpha Gamma 112 Pillner, Kirk 126 Rho, Sigma Gamma 107 Piotrowicz, Matt 60 Pitter, Rami 29 Platt, Wes 43 Pollock, Julie 35 Richardson, Sadie 107 Poola, Christopher 148 Riffee, William 167 Poppell, John 166 Rios, Olivia 205 Porter, Terri 106 Ripley, Dan 122 Postell, Trent 126 Rivers, Candace 66 Presidency, Criser 9 Robbins, John 112 President 164 Robell, Paul 166 PATRICK, GRIFFIN 244 Presidents, Vice 166 Roberson, Anthony 68, 69 Patterson, Trish 70 Preview 365 Roberts, Matt 156 Patton, Rodney 148 Price, Leah 35 Roberts, Paul 112 Pell, Nick 116 Prins, Patricia 153 Robinson, Heather 25 Penson, Ali 33 Professions, Health 182, 183 Robinson, Tiana 113 Pepper, Kenny 155 Provost 163 Robinson, Tresha 153 Perez, Carlos 57 Pruitt, Niki 196 Robles, Lizette 153 Perez, Caros 61 Psi, Kappa Alpha 129 Roboth am, Suzette 267 Perez, Christina 34 PUENTE, DE LA OSCAR 244 Rodriguez, Armando 133 Perkins, Daniel 106 Pughe, John 116 Rodriguez, Maria 135 Perrera Anne 26 Purcell, Lem 190 Rodriguez, Thais 135 Rogers, Felicia 106 Rogers, Jimmy 147 Schwartz, Peter 147 Rohlfing, Phillip 116 Scoot, Guss 58 Roman, Jerry 106 Scott, Ann 162 Roman, Tanya 135 Scott, Gus 60 Romero, Claudia 153 Scott, Guss 53 Rosario, Sonja 106 Scott, Jennifer 66 ROSEMARIE, GARCIA 244 Scott, Jim 162, 163, 166 Ross, Ashley 187 Scott, Lori 162 Ross, Christine 14 Scott, Marcus 126 Rotensteinea, Caroline 131 Scott, Max 122 Roth, Jeff 148 Scott, Randy 177 Rouch , jared Scott, Sheldon 126 Rouch, Sean 1 Seiden, Jeff 155 Rouzan, Leah 153 Seminary, East Florida 2, 12 Royals, Stephen 201 Seminole 277 RUDENA, BARRERA 244 Serrano, Jessica 135 Rudewicz, Dan 147 Seymour, Matt 148 RUE, DENTON Shah 26 Rugby, Women ' s 234, 235 Ruiz, Ariel 116 Ruiz, Christopher 148 Shaw Kyante 113 Runyon, David 117 Rush, Tarolyn 113 Rust, 6 RYAN, CHERNET Saez, Brain 133 Sainvilus, Jasmine 113 Salutes, Student 276, 277 Sanders, Shannon 196 Santos, Danielle 70 Sanvil, Higgins 115 Sao, Christopher 148 SARAH, BURGER 244 Sardine, Donnidra 113 Sarmiento, Carolina 19, 153 Sarmiento, Margarita 26 Satyal, Debbie 158 Savage, Matt 156 Sawin, Rafy 154 Saxon, Sam 147 Schivelbein, Taylor 116 Schneider, Laura 20 Schneider, Lauren 130 Schultz, Brian 205 Schumacher, Kelley 24 Schutt, juliane 106 Schwabe, Jena 131 Q Queijeiro, Jose 152 Quijano, Angela 153 Quinones, Nicholas 152 R RACHEL, BARTLEY 244 Racine, Keith 139 Christina 158 Rajkumar Krystal 158 Ramachandran, Karuna 28 Ramos,Elvy 53 Ramos, Rob Rangel, Ana Rao, Kara 66 RAQUEL, CRUZ 244 Ratliff, Keiwan 54 Raya, Monica 135 Reader, Jeff REBECCA, FRIEDEN 244 Pesantez, Joyce 106, 135 Peters Andrew 155 Pets 2 23 Pham, Thuy 05 Pharmacy 198, Phi, Alpha Epsilon 110 Phi, Lambda Theta 136 Phi, Omega Beta 137 Phi. Omega Psi 138 Phi, Pi Beta 44, 145 Phi, Pi Kappa 10, 13, 104, 195, 147 364 Phi, Pi Lambda 148 Tau 155 109 110, 111 114 Redding, Antonio Reece, Jennifer Page, Title 1 Palacios, Jose 22 Palmer, Scott 116 Parade 40 Paraiso, Kevin 15 Pardo, Monique 40 Parikh, Sapneil 19, 147 Parsha, Anberlin 187 Patel, Chilka 135 Patel, Sneha 35 PATRICIA, GUERRERO 244 Shah, SHANNON CORNING, Shapiro Adam CORNING 244 244 Shettle, Cindy 205 Shore, Pat 261 Shropshine, Gaul 119 SIEEDAH FRANCIS Sigma, Kappa 132 Sigma. Phi Beta 139 Siler, Lori 35 Simon, J.P. 135 Sky, Club 273 Sledd, Andrew 3 Small O.J. 52, 65 Smith, Charles 148 Smith, LaQuita 158 Smith, Mark 117 Smith, Nathan 28 Smith, Qiana 113 Smith, Vince 112 Smyle, Kay-Tania 158 Snippertons, Snippy 22 Soccer, Men ' s 221 Soccer, Women ' s 66, 67 Society, Florida Engineering 218 Softball 78, 79 Solomon, Brent 279 Sorrells, Adam 112 Spearman, Crystal 204 Spegele, Larry 134 Speights, Cynthia 113 Spendl, Lana 31 Spicola, Will 116 Spiegler, Jacob 155 Spirit, Gator 14, 15 Spitznagel, Ronald 182 Sports 50, 51 Spotts, Eric 116 Springthourpe, Steve 66 Spunberg, Eric 45 Squitin, David 147 Stahl, Ashlee 205 Stalheim, Chad 147, 273 STARR 233 State, Florida 63 Stein, Areil 205 Stein, Jay 167 Steiner, Eric 155 STEPHANIE, CZERNIAWSKI 244 STEPHANIE, GRANDA 244 Sterling, Renee 113 Stern, Michael 155 Stevenson, Kelly 70 Stokes Jason 115 Stokes, Justin 115 Strid, John 117 Stuart, Jennifer 204 stubbington, Matthew 60 Student, Cuban American Association 217 Greek American 225 Student, Hispanic Graduates Association 224 Student, Hong Kong Association 226 Student, Hong Kong Association 224, 225 Students 240, 241 Studying 30, 31 Stutin, Katie 25 Suber, Carly 119 Sugar, Kim 208 Sullivan, Neil 167 Sumner, Hans 117 Susa, David 112 Sutton, Ashlee 128 Sutton, Kristen 66 Swimming, Men ' s 96, 97 Swimming, Women ' s 2, 98, 99 SwingClub 203 Swinson, Brad 123 T Table, Children ' s 220, 221 Tacoma, Tony 147 TAMIR, ALMEIDA 244 Tankhiwale, Annie 18 TASHA, BENAVENTE 244 Tau, Phi Kappa 142 Tau, Tgeta 237 Tau, Zeta Beta 157 Taylor, CJ 153 Taylor, Jameson 123 Taylor, Kacy 35 ' Taylor, Tara 70 Team, Tennis 225 Teichert, Joe 116 Tennesee 55 Tennis, Men ' s 84, 85 Tennis, Women ' s 86, 87 Thanks, Special 261 Theoe, Jimmy 19 Therveus, Cheriane 113 Theta, Delta Sigma 285 Theta, Iota Phi 126 Theta, Kappa Alpha 128 Theta, Phi Delta THOMAS , BIANCE 244 Brad 123 Thomas, Latoryia 158 Thompson, Colin 267 Thompson. 158 Winston 139 Thursday, Black 9 ALLGOOD 244 TIFFANY, GOMILLION 244 Tigert, John 5 Timeline 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 10. 11 TIMOTHY, CHMIELEWSKI 244 Tingle, Krystal 158 Tisher, Craig 167 Torn Kastanek 117 Tomczyk, Cody 142 Tower 1 Tower, Century 4, 7 Towers, Brian 134 Trabin, Eric 205 TRACI, GRAY 244 Track, Men ' s 88, 89, 90 Track, Women ' s 91 TRACY, BUCHOLZ 244 Trails, Gator 16, 17 Transportation 24, 25 Travis 116 Treparier, Kevin 156 Trevino, Cindy 204 Tribble, Steven 116 Troupe, Ben 60 Trulock, Josh 134 U Ulrey, Lenina 187 Ulysse, Magdala 107 Underhill, Christina 205 Underill, Christina 130 Union, African Strident 206 Union, Black Student 8 Upsilon, Delta 123 Upsilon, Lambda Alpha 133 Urban, Matthew 30 URSULA, BROWN 244 V Vaes, Mike 66 Vaidyanathan, Mahesh 148 Valerio, Colleen 195 VandeBogart, Jay 156 Vanderbilt 61 Frances 177 BUENO 44 Vasquez, Mario Velazquez, Jessica, 135 Vernon, Sandy 261 Vialpando, Bradley 5 Victoria Anna Caroline 205 VICTORIA, GROSSMAN 2 VICTORY 238 Villalta, Cesar 123 VINNY, DALBO 244 Visentin, Kelley 66 Volk, Miek 123 Volleyball, Women ' s 72, 73 Volney, Shane 147, 273, 367 Vrana, Kristen 128 Vukovich, Stephanie 66 Vuong, Vyvy 205 W Wagne, Mike 147 Waithe, Rachel 113 Walden, Lauren 140 Walker, Aaron 62 Walker, Grer 126 Walker, Marilyn 66 Walsh, Matt 69 Walter, Michael 155 Walters, Allison 140 Walthall, Julia 30 War 44, 45 War, Current 45 War, World 5 Wasloski, Anthony 154 Waters, Dez 156 Watson, Bevan 269 Watson, Josh 156 Watson, Petra 113 Wauberg, Lake 33 Wawrzyniak, Jenn 127 Webb, Rodman 177 Week, Greek 32, 33 Weekends 32, 33 Weiner, Jared 155 Weissberg, Matt 142 Weisser, Steven 117 Werth, Steve 116 Whatley, Tony 139 Whitalker, Matt 3 White, Lee 147 Whited Kane 150 Widensky Ian 155 Wilbur, Nate 131 Wilcox, Garrett Williams Tiamia 70,, Williams. Brandy 158 Dave Williams, Jade 209 Jarisha 107 Williams, Marni 198 Williams Michael 116 Williams Sheena 158 Williams, Tamia 70 Williams, Tiffany 113 Willichinsky Jarred 123 Wilson, Chris 139 Wilson, Ike 126 Wilson, J. J. 145 Wilson, Joel 134 Wilson, Paul 116 Winkle, Torn Van 156 Winstead, James 271, 278 Wirsching, Michael 171 Witherspoon, Chaunci 139 Witter, Nandi 113 Wolfe, Carl 287 Wood, Cortnee 171 Woodall, Steven 112 Working 28, 29 World, Real 46 WUFT 8, 236, 237, 238 Y Yarbrough, Kevin 134 Yare, Damien 156 Yearbook, Tower 239, 363 Yonge, P.K. 43 Young, Charles 11, 164, 238, 261 Young, Jessica 66 Young, Kevin 155 Young, Mark 155 Youngblood, Takeemah 113 z Zabawa, Angela 113 Zeta, Delta 124, 366 Zhang, Ye 27 Zook, Ron 11, 57, 117 Zuniga, Hanio 133 tower history The University of Florida ' s first yearbook, the Seminole, first appeared in 1910. An original copy is still available in the UF archives. The Seminole, named because the staff felt it was an accurate refection of Florida ' s past and pre-dated Florida State University ' s selection of that same name for their mascot. There was no rivalry between the two schools then because UF was an all-male school and FSU was the Florida State College for Women. The Seminole was published 1910 to 1973. In 1973, UF ' s newspaper, The Alligator, moved off campus to become an independent publication. Until this time the Seminole and Alligator shared the same budget, office space and equipment. In 1973, the publication of the Seminole was suspended in order to allow the Alligato r to get financially stable. Unfortunately the Seminole never reappeared. In 1983, Jostens representative, Mr. John Cantlon approach the University of Florida to reestablish a yearbook program. After wrestling his way through many obstacles, staff recruitment, book sales and promotion a new yearbook emerge. Tower was the name given to the new yearbook for the landmark Century Tower in the middle of campus. For six years the Tower grew and became a successful publication until 1989. In 1989 the yearbook was about to go under once more. The prior staff overspent the budget allocated t them in order to cover past debt. This required the staff to produce a 100-page book that year. The editor and staff felt it was going to be last volume of the Tower. In the fall of 1989, the Tower was blessed by having a couple of freshmen to take over the Tower and rebuilt the foundation that was hurt. The Tower flourished once more. The publication grew in pages and the 1991 yearbook and 1992 yearbook help establish its financial stability once more. In 1992 Student Government made the Tower, an agency and provided the Tower with supplies, office space and funding. By 1994. the book fell under wrong leadership and the Tower was left undone and both the 1995 book and 1994 book were worked on at the same time. The editor that year felt that she could improve the book and its image. By 1996 the Tower grew to over 560 pages making it the biggest yearbook produced in UF history. As 1997 approached, the book was left in the hand of a student senator who could not finish the task at hands. A new editor was appointed and she finished the 1997 Tower and completed the 1998 yearbook as well. The staff remained until the following year and the 1999 yearbook was completed. As the year 2000 approached, a new editor was assigned to the publication; she remained as editor of the 2000 2001. When fall 2001 arrived, both yearbooks were incomplete and the editor graduated leaving the Tower in udder disaster. The 2002 yearbook staff was faced in a dilemma to create three yearbooks in less than a year. Mr. John Cantlon retired as a sales representative for Jostens and offered to become the advisor of the Tower yearbook. Amazingly under the direction of the John Caution, a staff was formed, a website was created, sales raised, and awareness was brought to campus. The Tower moved their offices off campus because of lack of office space in Reitz Union. After a year of hard work the 2000, 2001 and 2002 yearbooks were published in the same year. Finally, the 2003 Tower staff worked diligently in order for this Tower to surpass all other Towers printed in the past. For the first time in Tower ' s history every single sport. greek organizations and events was covered. The staff work hand in hand, in order to rebuild the reputation of the Tower. As the year carne to a close the Tower moved back to its original home at Reitz Union. We reflect on our history and reminisce of what the Tower has been through in our school ' s history. Once loved and then neglected, strong then weak, forgotten, and then remembered. The Tower has proven its could last the test of tome. Whether it was the worst moment of the Tower, some how some way it always got completed. The people who cared, the people who want to remember, and people who wanted to see this publication live on were the ones that made a difference. It seems as though the Tower has a Guardian Angel. Could it possibly be that the Tower could be protect by the spirit of its mother the Seminole? Whatever the case maybe as long as there are students that care and want to preserve our existence, within the pages of the yearbook We can certainly look forward to beautiful a future for the TOWER. Paul Meyers Paulette Lyons Sandy Vernon Glenda Frederick Dr. Charles Young Angie Holland Sharon Eldred Pat Shore Stan Beckerdile The publication of any yearbook can not happen without the help of many talented people. The 2003 Tower Yearbook staff would like to take a minute to thank some very special people. Special thanks go to: Paul Meyers who kept the staff on target with their budget and kept John Cantlon from losing what is left of his mind. Mary Howard, for showing the sports editor how to use the Internet to get the much needed Paulette Lyons for always being the voice that had the answers to our questions. Sandy Vernon, for always having a positive attitude even in the darkest hour. Linda Nielsen for always getting us in the see Dr. Scott, and helping us with his dedication page. Dean Gene Zdziarski for guiding us through the process. Priscilla Williams for giving us all the mailing labels to sell the books. Stan Beckerdite for moral support and helping keep the project on track. Steve Bourdon without his help we could not of type this page and use our email. The Tower 2003 is done. It has been a busy year for all of us. We moved into our new office in JWRU and are preparing for the 2004 Tower. Special thanks to Kyle Jones and all of Student Government for securing the future of Tower. -The Tower Yearbook Staff 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 Mom and Dad Jon Cannon, OF Alumni Association Pat Shore, SG Finance Sharon Eldred, SG Finance Jose Otero Steven Bourdon Angie Holland Jane Klimenko Glenda Frederick Dr. James Scott, In Memorium Sandy Hayden Joyce Dewsbury Brenda Frysinger Mika Miller, Jostens Clarksville Dr. Charles Young Charles Carballo Bryan Yeager Louie Caju, 16 Rounds Bryan Yeager Student Government Carl Wolf Studios Jeanna Mastrodecassa Bob Bird The Student Body Academic Kyle Jones Lauralee Cantlon John Cantlon, Advisor Publication Services Jaquelyn Gonzalez Editor-In-Chief 2003 editor letter Walking through the campus streets with more than 46,000 students, it is easy to get lost in the crowd. It is easy to lose your direction and wander aimlessly wishing you had mapped out a strategic plan to find your way home. Unfortunate for me, I struggled to learn that being one in the crowd is not always a negative attribute. As I walked into my first class in Turlington Hall more than three years ago, I was probably more afraid of being just another face and never having my niche to claim my own, than the average apprehension of college life. I desperately wanted to leave my mark the campus, something tangible that could survive the generations. I wanted to be recognized for something grandiose to impact the masses, but somewhere along the years, I learned (perhaps the hard way) that impacts and successes do not have finite measurements. No matter how hard you work to please the masses, it is only your opinion about your work and effort that is truly measurable. And if being another face in crowd can teach us anything, I hope it is that we are all capable of great things but we are the creators and assessors of our own greatness. The history of the University of Florida ' s first yearbook staff was built upon greatness. These students remarkably envisioned a book that would captures every facet of life and archive the history and successes of the university and its student body each year. The staff first wrote and photographed history in the early 1900s. I wanted to encapsulate the vision of my predecessors and include everything from the campus diversity, the everyday mundane activities and the grand celebrations of the sesquicentennial anniversary. I came to UF as a freshman searching for truth and identity, I know I am leaving with a huge perspective and grasp on life. The path through UF hasn ' t always been grassy and green, but I would never have been able to continue without the support and genuineness of my family. Mom and Dad, throughout my years you both have demonstrated true compassion, devotion, passion, love, strength and faith towards every obstacle I have endured. No matter how bleak the circumstance may look in my eyes. you always have a positive spin to engage me in a news perspective. You have not only been my voice of reason, you have been my pillars of strength. I truly hope I can put forth half your strength and passion into everything I do. Your endurance to support My inventions through the years is truly admirable. No matter the distance you have always managed to be in the first row silently cheering me on. I know that no matter how hard I try I could never repay the academic and emotional support rendered through the years. I love you both. km), you are the younger voice. The one always willing to take the risk (except in an audition setting... lol.) We have come along ways through the years. I have seen you grow up into your own individual, and not my clone. You have a vivacious spirit, which engulf your every move and everyone around you. I admire that, and I know you will succeed in all your endeavors, just remember to stay focused. Doris. through the years you have taught me the ropes. We quarrel, we debate and then I forget what it was all about. I marvel at your headstrong personality and deep emotional side. Your ability to be so resilient, yet so emotional, all at the same tune is a complete enigma to me. In many ways I think we debate so often because I follow in your headstrong, resilient characteristic. Mama and Papa. My family has radiated more love and devotion than I will probably ever know, but I have also been fortunate to have a few special friends that have soon become therapist in my care. To my friend Gi this will be the last yearbook dedication made by me that you will ever have, so soak it up. So much as happened through the years, and regardless of any of it, we have maintained our friendship. We have proved to each other that a couple good friends are much better than a myriad of fair-weather friends. We have weathered many different groups of weekend friends and crazy men through high school and college, but we survived. Even distance attempted to wear at our friendship, but as I close to the finish line, I dare to say it has been unsuccessful. Thank you for your genuine friendship. Claudi, this year has been a bie one for you. As I near concluded my undergraduate degree. you have become a wife to a great man, mother to an adorable girl, and draw near to becoming a teacher. I marvel at your endurance and strength to conclude each day. I have learned a lot fro m you about the choices we all make, and the affects it has on everyone else. I admire your ability to make a choice and render the path your own. Though your path is hard, you have my complete support in everything you choose. Kristen, the roommate that soon became a friend. I hope as I transition out of college (for now) and you continue on your road to achieve that coveted piece of paper, that you remember our random ice cream escapades. or frequent visits to the gym (wishing we hadn ' t visited Cold Stone to night before.) We had a good run as roommates. I wish you luck in everything you do at UF and elsewhere — and I do believe you will be rich one day. But when that day arrives, just remember that I was the best roomy you will ever had! J Behave! Liza, I want to thank you for your emotional approach to life. Your perspective on life has centralized my over objective approach at times. You become a perfect person to converse with at the Swamp after a rough day, or in reality, any day. Thank you for your friendship. While family and friends provided the endless support along my path, this book would not have been accomplished without the blood. sweat and tears of many dedicated members of the yearbook staff and its supporters. John, your dedication towards the completion of our volume is immeasurable. You set out to creating a yearbook staff and completely every volume, and you have succeeded. I want to thank you for your vision and your execution of that vision. Jose, you have become the unofficial man behind the scenes. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your creative sense of style and for your endless layout vision. You truly have a gift for designing and I am sure your take-charge attitude will take you far. Lane, thank you for your time and effort throughout the year. You were focused at the task at hand, and I believe that if you broaden your horizon you could make a great editor one day. Gordon, thank you for all your dedication towards sports. When you took on the task at first. I was a little nervous, but you proved me wrong. No matter how difficult things got for you, you stuck it. I know you will make a great editor next year. I wish you much success in everything you do. Charles, you were my savior, you cleaned up the yearbook while I got things done in Miami. I will always indebted to you for your ability to take-charge on the task at hand. I would wish you luck in the future with publishing, but I know you don ' t need luck. You have the drive that most people wish for and others will never understand. If I could offer you one piece on advice-before I leave, it would be to focus your desires. You have such a gift for graphic design, just focus your energy and you will succeed. I hope you decide to return for the next volume. I would feel much better knowing you were around. Jane, I want to thank you for your good picture sense. You were always and willing to capture our memories. You were the main reason were able to create this book. I hope you will be able to return for another year. Nikki, Joel, and Kyle, the rest SG and Senate, although it wasn ' t always smooth sailing, I would like to thank you all for your official support towards the Tower staff. Having your support did wonders for the staff ' s morale and attitude. I hope that future student government staff will continue to be supportive and active towards the needs of the student body. Paulette and Sandy. I want to thank you for always finding a place in Nikki ' s schedule for my everyday issues. You will always be the face behind the scenes of student government. and I hope you both continue to treat the future Tower stall with tine warmth you treated me Paul Meyers, thank you for your endless support of the Tower staff. You have invested so much time and effort in ensuring our survival. I truly appreciate your behind the scenes work. And to any one else that might have temporarily slipped my mind in this time of deadline. I am completely appreciative to your cause and your effort into making this volume possible. After creating three volumes of the Tower yearbook. (this year ' s edition of which I am the most proud of), I hope I have passed on a tradition and legacy, in which each year ' s volume will surpass the next. Change is inevitable. and at times eminent, but as this class transitions into its nest phase in life, remember not to compare your greatness and success to others. but compare the affects of your greatness and success had others. A hundred and fifty years have preceded this transitioning moment at UF, and I have no doubt another hundred and fifty years will proceed in the cycle. I just hope the days of college memories captured within the pages on this book will be serve its purpose. Best Wishes, Jaquelyn Gonzalez Editor-In-Chief 2003 John Cantlon Tower Yearbook Staff Jane Klimenko Jose Otera TOWER Assistant Advisor 1 It has been a pleasure to be associated with the Tower 1983. When I first came to Gainesville and CF in 1981, I the Jostens Sales Representative for North Central Florida. At that time there was not a yearbook at UF. The Seminole seas starred in 1910 and ceased printing in 1973. One of the first projects I start d on was bring back the yearbook. In 1982 a staff was put together and the first Tower printed in August of 1983. Over the years the yearbook had its highs and lows, but sun-iv d the test of time. In July of 2001 I retired from Jostens and offered to help the Tower. 0 er the last two years Tower has grown with the help of Student Government and a talented staff. It has been my pleasure to work with Jackie Gonzalez for the first two years. The first year she helped complete the 2000, 2001 books along with the 2002 yearbook. In that one year Jackie and the staff completed three Tower yearbooks. Other talented staff members also were an important part of bringing the Toner current. Charles Carballo, seas a major force in completing the Greek and sport sections for 2002. Jane Klimenko and Karen Karft both gave freely of their rime to take many of the photos in the 2002 and 2003 yearbook. Student Life Editor, Lane Cofer, had the responsibility for all the process color pages in the 2003 yearbook. A job she completed with style and on time. Special thanks to Jose Otero who volunteered and acted this year as Assistant Advisor. I thank him for helping case not loose what is left of my mind. From the first time I saw a football game in 1967, to nosy, it has been a pleasure and honor to he associated with the University of Florida. I am looking forward to many more years of helping with Tower before I retire again. This year Was full of hard work and obstacles that needed to be overcome in order for the live on for the students here at University of Florida. I thank God that we were blessed to have a caring advisor who ideas mid perseverance keep all us motivated and always stirrer in the right direction. When you look at this , never mind the few mistakes, look at its beauty, excellence and its true potential as a publication. Our memories have been preserve and the year has been captured. The Tower flourishes from volume to volume order to reach her audience. I would like to thank John Cantlon for his work on the Too, without him the 2003 have not been a reality. Jackie Gonzalez, Thanks for the memories, I hope enjoy this yearbook and good luck with all your endeavors. Charles Carballo, Jane Klimenko-thanks for a job well done. In addition ! would like thank my fraternity brothers of Pi Kappa Phi for helping me in my time of need and welcoming in as a brother to Alpha Epsilon. I especially want to thank Brian Blank, Todd Leafman and Dr. Samuel Saxon for being true brothers of our fraternity. Javier Hernandez-For being my best friend thank you for being there for me when I really need a friend (PCP). Lastly I would like to thank my family. Mom, Dad, Grandma, John, Gassy for believing in me and helping me out in this time of when I wanted to study away in order to further my education. To my sister Words can not express how proud I am. Good Luck next year as Editor In Chief of ENTHEOS. The University of Florida has been known as a leading school in which its students, faculty and alumni are very proud of. We thank all of you our audience for letting us capture your lives within these pages of the Tower and maybe ISO years from now, students can be touched anti motivated by the history and stories of this great institution. I have only spent a short time on the yearbook staff but it was an intense time, filled with demanding work and deadlines but also with the excitement of doing something I have never done before. My job here was humble enough, just your friendly neighborhood photog- rapher, but it brought me closer to the life of the UP campus. It gave me the opportunity to attend events I would have missed otherwise, like the annual Dance Marathon, and to meet people from different parts of the university. I have since moved on to other things but it makes me proud to leaf through the yearbook to see my small contribution as a part of all our efforts that have brought this anniversary edition to life. Cheers to my fellow staffers, our editor, and our intrepid advisor! Lane Cofer Rachel Gomez Gordon Owen Student Life Editor TOWER Staff Writer At a large university like UF, it is easy to get lost the crowds. I first came to Gainesville this past fall, I wondered if I could find my niche in the thousands of students. After a year at the university, I am thankful to have met so many new people and have e njoyed this first year on my own. I almost feel like l have a double life between nay old life back in Panama City and the life I am beginning at the University of Florida. I enjoy the new I have made in Gainesville, but it is always nice to go home to see My family and friends that live in Panama City. It is a new experience to feel at home in two places and I would have to say I like it. 1 like the freedom I have or school and the sense of comfort I have at home. As my college career is just beginning, I look forward to the years of fun ahead of me. I would like to thank the Tower staff members and John Cantlon for welcoming me onto the staff and being so helpful. To panels: Thank you for always being supportive of my decisions and keeping a sense of humor as parents. I am truly lucky to have such open-minded, supportive, and losing family. To Linder Thanks for being such a great friend. It is amazing that we have been friends since we were toddlers. I am so glad see both ended up at UF, even if we did not realize the other was here until this spring semester. Good luck and have fun on your semester in Costa Rica nest fall! To Ryan: I feel so lucky to have met you. You always make me laugh and I love every minute we are together. It has been a long and eventful year. Many students have graduated and are about to begin their careers, or might have decided to pursue a higher degree. In this book, you will find a record of the events that went on in school, teams that represented the school, and students who were involved in making this school a prestigious one. It takes a group of hardworking people to include all this in one book. Being on the yearbook staff rakes a lot of time, effort, and dedication. This year has undoubtedly been a learning experience as well as a challenge. It takes nine and commitment to make something that you can be proud of, and know that others will be proud of too. I hope the students at the University of Florida are interested in reading the book about their school in the year 2003. They should know that many people (some more than others) worked hard to make it available to them. While on staff, I met many people that I was able to learn different skills from, and enjoyed interacting with them. Sometimes it does not feel like you will ever fin ish die task before you, but in the end, it is worth seeing the finished product. Most of the time, I know many of us thought, " Wow, did I actually do that? " This book is definitely something that represents perfection and at the University of Florida. I have to say that I want ro especially thank our sponsor, John, for his patience and ability to see this book through. Also, an extra special thanks to Jose, you know it could not have been done with out you. Moreover, thanks to everybody on staff and others who made this book possible. It is finally finished for all to enjoy. The of our species, civilizations, accomplishments, and unprecedented explorations has recorded for centuries: this, asset college know, is clear through the seemingly never ending stacks of history books and novels. We ' re forced to dredge through doling our rigorous course work while pursuing an education. Thankfully though. on more lighthearted notes. we have created another means of recording our history. Although it may seem elementary, a yearbook is in fact history book - the recorded history of the goings on and inner works sf a particular institution of learning is cherished by all whom own a copy. During my tenure as a yearbook staff member (five years, two as an editor-in-chief), I have seen hundreds of faces shine as they received their coveted new possession and walk off proudly carrying it around, white perusing the pages, looking, reminiscing, and discussing the events of the past year. This feeling. is what this job is all about. Despite the late nights, the lack of sleep, the aggravation of lost pictures and unedited text. the finished project is the trophy for a job well done. The innumerable tasks required to complete such task may seem cumbersome., as I before, she outcome of all the hard work is well worth the anticipation, dedication, and above all aggravation. Of course, thanks are in order for a job well done on this edition of the Tower. First and foremost, I must thank God above for being a stronghold during the difficult times. my parents and family - my clutch and those I run to when it seems like all is hopeless. Our advisor John Condon without his influence, I would be here. Jaquelyn Gonzalez, whose hard work and dedication resulted in this publication. I must also take time to thank my fellow staff members, whose support was also crucial during deadline times and the like. And my friends and former classmates, whose support via messenger and telephone helped a level of sanity during the frequent stress times. Seemingly another book to add to the stack of coveting our history, this book is fat from the ordinary and I hope that all who read its pages will be enlightened and cherish the nmes they spent here the University of Florida, Photo:John Cantlon Photo by: Jose Otero Football Tickets This year. the Athletic office provided student with more tickets for the 2003-2004 school year. Giving the student the opportunity to support their school. 1990 Gainesville Murders UF fell hard time when serial killer Daniel Rollings Killed five college students. After 12 years. the campus has 24 hOur police ser- vice on campus sure students are safe. 34 Street Wall The wall on 34th street has become a landmark for UF student. Student have the opportunity to express message on the wall. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Preview Preview give the new fresh- men Gators the opportunity get familiar with their new school and home. As the Spring semester comes to a close there is One phrase that goes through. a student ' s mind " We are done. " The stress of exams, papers, homework and last minute cramming has been one aspect of University of Florida that has live out in its one and fifty years of existence. It is amazing that a University can reach a milestone in which we the students get to experience and witness. People take for granted that we are here to further enhance our education and our minds in order to make a difference for our lives, our communities and our future. University of Florida has been nationally recognize for its academic ' s, athletics ' s, and organizations ' s success. With almost Thousand students and faculty. We have overwhelmed many with our ever growing success. After our have been served to this great institution we look back at what we have accomplished as peers and as co-workers. Florida Gators have show its rivals; whether it was Miami, Tennessee or Florida State who is and will always be number One. We surpass our achievements and made. it successful in college in order to reach new heights. It takes to be a Florida Gator, and we show it when we represent University of Florida in competitions and conferences.. as we take this time to reflect on a glorious past in which has paved itself into Florida ' s history. As a student we can be proud of ourselves and school for making our legacy continue for the founders of the East Florida Seminary. In them they shape our future, in them founded our excellence, in them we preserve them in. . May this book be a tribute to the past, the legacy of our present, and the hope for the future. -Jose Otero Student Organizations Over 500 clubs and organizations have been established at the University of Florida and are currently active on campus. Dance Marathon This year Dance Marathon Raised $242. 747.66 for the Children ' s Miracle network. Dance Marathon is the biggest philanthropic event in the southeastern United States. Photo: Jose Otero Photo: Jose Otero Spring Break Spring Break has one of the vacation times college student. UF student have the opportunity to travel, relax an. their friends. New Sorority Delta Zeta Delta Zeta chartered 150 girls this Spring making the Delta Zeta colony the Pi Alpha chapter at University of Florida. Senior Portraits Senior Portraits are taken twice a year for graduating seniors for both Fall and Spring. Bill Clinton to UF Over 20,000 line up outside the O ' Connell center in order to hear guest Bill Clinton. not had the to go inside. Gator Student enjoyed parading their mascot on shirts hats, licences plates. student body has become overly these last 150 years enticing all their schools. War effect the endously pring semester. Student ' showed their support hanging banner an Colophon The TowerYearbook is produced annually by the students of the University of Florida with a coverage from August, 2002 to May 2003. The Tower is distributed in September to students, faculty and staff who pre-ordered their book. The Tower was created using PageMaker 6.5 and Photoshop 7.0. This edition of the Tower was a complete digital production. The 2003 Tower yearbook was printed by Jostens and Publishing. Located in Clarksville, Tennessee, Plant Consultant was Mika Miller. The 368 page book is a trim size of 9 x 12 inches and was printed on 100 pound double coated enamel finished gloss paper. The 2003 Towerhas 48 process color pages with 16 pages of Metallic Copper ink. The fonts used in the 2003 Tower were Agaramond, Times New Roman, Basic Class, Lynn and Arial. The primary source of purchases of the Tower Yearbook was its website, . Financing for the To wer came from Student Government, sales of individual books and revenue. Tower Yearbook is a Agency of the University of Florida Student Government. The staff was composed of OF students along with an advisor. The advisor for the Tower yearbook was Mr. John Cantlon. The yearbook photography was primarily taken by students with help of University Athletic Association, Flash Foto and News and Public Affairs. The senior portraits were taken by Carl Wolf Studios of Philadelphia. The photographs were taken in two sessions, one in December and the other in April. There is no expressed relation with any college or 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 without consent of the Editor. Please address all correspondence to Tower Yearbook, 304 JWRU P.O. Box 118505, FL 32611. The yearbook website is : The phone number is (352) 392-1665 ext. 309. Emails can be sent to editor@ Thank you for purchasing the 2003 Tower Yearbook. Class At A Time

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