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THE r 2012 ESTABLISHED IN 1848 TOTAL ENROLLMENT 20,844 S. GALE DENLEY STUDENT MEDIA CENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 201 BISHOP HALL UNIVERSITY. MS 38677 662.915.5503 YEARBOOK@OLEMISS.EDU WWW.OLEMISS.EDU Alpha Kappa Alpha - 66 Delta Gamma - 80 ► Sigma Nu - 106 Chi Omega - 76 Kappa Delta - 92 ► Sigma Pi- 108 .jarmacy - roft - 114 Cheer - 119 Orientation - 12« namona iris - i. ► Gospel Choir - 128 [vji Track - 144 Class Officei Hall of Fame ■ 175 Golf - 152 occer - 164 Ally Grace - 234 ► Stewart Pirani - 2i MS f r vf J , l s m ' Bf E%BB5 8R% 1 Ill A simple petition can turn an ordinary student into an Associated Student Body senator for their residence hall or school where they can propose, debate and vote in issues that matter to students. A warm hug from a girl ' s new sorority sister on Bid Day makes the process of rush worth it. It ' s a place where a student can enjoy the freedom of having their own mailbox. Where a band members dream of standing tall in front of 60,000 screaming fans as drum major for the Pride of the South can come true. Ole Miss is a place where students have the opportunity to be who ever they choose. photos by Alex Edwards A Wk, fill mi M r -T» Fiery red and blue pom-poms shake in the air as students defend the rebels home territory. Fans show their support and cheer on basketball players during s home game. Studying turns into an athletic event of it ' s own for students passionate about their work. Hundreds of girls receive their bids and excitedly run to their new sorority houses. Women stand united in front of the Oxford Courthouse, protecting th eir freedom to be responsible with their bodies and health. Ole Miss is a place where students always have a reason to feel spirited. photos by Alex Edward! j ■ :• ' ■ ' ■ ' . ' ucq I a -. sr V« M 6 LSU HP ifi % - 5% iC £ s. jM ' " 3 3» 3 ■ Ill The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks connects the freshman class of 3, 570 with the true story about a woman who ' s cancer cells forever changed modern medicine. Biking brings people together for the greater cause of promoting safety, saving gas and living a healthier lifestyle. Cheerleaders bring together rebel spirit to millions of fans watching throughout the country. Students participate in the tradition of meeting their new roommate for the first time on move-in day. A short ride on the O.U.T. bus allows students a way to travel throughout the Oxford area. Ole Miss is a place where students aren ' t just part of a school, but a community to call home. photos by Alex Edward! 1£5£ yf ■ r; - A Grove Attire - 12 Construction - 14 Traditions - 16 Parking - 18 Alcohol p. Graffiti - 22 Square - 24 Oxford - 26 Town of Sound The i ir ► Farming - 32 ► Residential Living- ► Dorms - 36 ► Miss Ole Miss - 38 GROVE ATTIRE: SHOWING OFF OUR SUNDAY BEST Photos: Alex Edwards Ls " The Grove is a beautiful scene within itself. The girls put on dresses and heels and the guys wear ties and blazers in order to celebrate the rich history of Ole Miss football. " Alexandra Donaldson Sophomore IMC major " I expect to see the newest fashions and designs on girls and clean, crisp suits on guys with the occasional Polo thrown in. I love that people dress up for the Grove. We might lose a game, but we will at least look great doing it. " Jonathan Hollis Senior art major " The Grove ' s attire is all about the glamorous: pretty dresses, big hair fancy shoes. People really make it a big deal here. The Grove is like a mini runway. " Ashley Ball Marketing and communications and finance double major f By: Claire Ballew Photos: Tyler Jackson As the university continues to grow and change each year, the campus must improve to keep up with the rising enrollment. " We ' ve got two fundamental problems. One is improving the spaces we have, and the other is the need for new space, " said Ian Banner, the University ' s Architect. There are several construction projects that are currently in process, some of which are expected to be completed by the summer of 2012. Miller Hall was demolished in the spring of 2011 to allow space for the construction of new residence halls. " I think it will result in a great addition to the school, especially with the large freshman class and rising enrollment numbers, " Morgan Cantelou, a Junior Marketing major said. " When the construction first began, I thought it would be problematic for the students on campus, but I have not seen any major issues. " Three new buildings are currently under construction adjacent to the Kincannon dormitory. The new residential halls are in a triangular formation with an adjoining courtyard. The buildings will have a total of 850 beds, common areas and spacious study rooms. The project will be finished in July of 2012. " The new construction will improve the campus because there will be more housing available, " Avery Bond an Elementary Education major said. " I think that the brand new dorms will influence the university to improve the older dorms like Kincannon, Stockard and Martin. " Other current projects include the new energy-efficient research building, which is the sixth building on campus to be LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), new lighting in the Grove and the Center for Manufacturing Excellence. The Center for Manufacturing Excellence is the state-of-the-art addition to the Engineering School. The new addition to the program provides premier equipment, the ability to host smaller classes and supports one-on-one interaction with professors. Through a grant, solar panels will be added on the roof of the Center for Manufacturing Excellence. When they are in place, the electricity that is generated in the summer will be enough to power the lights and all of the electricity in the building during the day except the air conditioning system. " It wi ll make a contribution. It won ' t solve all of our environmental needs, but it helps, " Banner said. Chloe Dickinson, an Engineering major, said she is pleased by the new center and its potential to greatly improve the program. " The new Center for Manufacturing Excellence will bring in more students, faculty and recruiters. I believe that the engineering students will receive more job opportunities. The new center will shine a light on Ole Miss ' Engineering School " Dickinson said. In addition to current building construction and renovations, future plans of campus improvement include renovations to the Honors College, an $11 million dollar improvement to the Johnson Commons and a $50 million dollar restoration project to the Student Union. The future plans are expected to be completed within the next two to three years. " When the students look back on their time here, they can have fo nd memories. We can hopefully give them memories that could carry them through a life time. Good architecture makes your heart flutter a little bit, " Banner said. " Not only are you in a building but you are in a great building and hopefully some of them are on this campus. " u. Student Life tft ' TI 7. The Center for Manufacturing Excellence nears completion with workers putting final touches on a rotunda outside the CME. The CME has been recognized as an environmentally friendly structure and is mainly powered by solar panels on the facilities roof. 2. A conference room inside the CME provides students with a professional environment to help students prepare for their future careers. The room is equipped with state-of-the-art conference and communication tools similar to a cooperative environment. 3. Construction v orkers continue to work on the new resident halls off of Rebel Drive. The halls will be similar to those of the Residential College and will house a total of 850 beds. Students find a community in holiday celebration By: Ka c ± Standing tall in the Circle, one would never notice the lone Leeland cvprus tree nestled in front of the Lyceum. On an average dav, most students walk right past it without a second glance. It is not until the beginning of winter that this tree takes center stage and shines a light on one of the most well loved of the University of Mississippi ' s traditions. The lighting of the Ole Miss Christmas tree occurs every year at the end of November. Students, faculty and community members alike gather in the the Circle for the annual ceremony. Each light on the tree represents a student at the uni versity. The Ole Miss Gospel Choir sang Christmas carols as special entertainment to community members and students. " The Christmas season has definitely started. " Peter En lert, Freshman Integrated Marketing Communications major commented while the Gospel choir sang. " I never even noticed this tree was even here before. Now it ' s hard to ignore it. " Chancellor Dan Jones spoke after the performance. " It is a great year to be a part of the 01 Miss family. " Chancellor Jones said. Chancellor Jones encouraged studen to spread cheer to those unable to go home like international students, to welcome others of different cultures, and to remember the troops fighting overseas. " In that moment, " said Freshman Chemistry major Gem Panicker. " I felt like I had a family here who I could share my joy about Christmas with. " iecause Whitman Smith, Director of Enrollment services led the countdown. An ticipation filled the air as voices young and old echoed across the cold, dark night as the countdown began. When the chorus of voices hit " one " , a gasp of awe spread across the crowd as the circle was illuminated in warm white light. " When the Christmas tree finally started to glow, " said Freshman Theatre and Economics double major Chandler Craig ' I felt as if it were a scene from the endi faculty, stude and singing— The experience impacted Craig so much that he realized what it really meant to be a watching the tree made him truly amazing " Other students shared the sentiment. " Eve never seen a tree that big! " Amber r- Helsel, a senior Journalism major exclaimed, her eyes on the illuminated tree. " I meant to come last yj gradual Happiness radiated from the crowd as the abundant, despite the near freezing temperatures. " It just makes me feel a home. " Said Freshman Business major Josh Moore. " I missed decorating at home this year and being able to be a part of the lighting ceremony really made me teel better. " Moore went on to say he would be returning every year until he graduates. " I ' m making it my new tradition, for sure. " a i By: Kaleigh Webb Photos: Austin McAfee As the number of enrolled students increases, Ole Miss students find cam- pus parking lots are starting to become smaller and smaller. By 9am vehicles circle lots like vultures, desperately look- ing for a place before having to dash to class. For the 2011-2012 school year, 14,590 parking decals were sold to stu- dents. Only 12,622 space are available for students to park in on campus. " I think the parking on campus is aw- ful, " said Hannah Arnold, sophomore Psychology major. " They should put a limit on how many parking passes they sell to students. " Commuters received the shortest end of the parking stick. 7,722 decals were sold and only 3,454 parking spots are available. " I usually try to leave my apartment 30 minutes before a class starts, just to find a parking space and be at class on time, " said Sophomore Public Policy Leadership major Adam Blackwell. " It ' s often quite difficult to find a spot in the central parking lots on campus, unless you have class at 8am. " Blackwell said he would build a park- ing garage near the Tad Pad or the Foot- ball stadium, if he had the choice. " It would be perfect for game days and would work very well during the school year, as well. " said Blackwell. However, lack of parking isn ' t just restricted to commuting students. Stu- dents who live on the Ole Miss campus are also finding it difficult to park their vehicles on campus. Guess Hall had an overflow of cars when 107 parking deals were sold for a parking lot of only 95 spots. Unlucky Guess residents found themselves parking in the commuter lot up the hill in the Kincannon lot. Sophomore Journalism major Ca- mille Mullins was forced to circle the parking lot for the Luckyday Residential College for forty five minutes searching for a spot. " Dorms only have enough parking for the students who live in the build- ing, " said Mullins. " So if anyone else parks there the students are out of luck and we get a ticket. " The opinions on how to fix the park- ing problem varied from student to stu- dents. Ideas ranging from limiting park- ing passes, ending ticketing and overflow lots were all mentioned. However, the call for a easier ticketing and a parking garage was the most Senior Managerial Finance major Ben Whitehead proposes that at new ticketing process could ease the pain of paying for tickets. He pro- posed a more relaxed ticketing method that would allow students to gain three strikes before having to pay for a ticket. " I recently paid an $85 parking ticket on campus for parking some- where for ten minutes, " said Whitehead. " There was no reason for that ticket. I should have gotten a warning instead. " Whitehead has accumulated over 30 parking tickets this year alone. He is only one of many students who have fallen victim to the pain of Ole Miss parking. 1 18 ■ Student Life Not paying your tickets can re? an even bigger fine -- a bo._ " Where you ' re parked doesn ' t earn you the boot, but receiving three tickets jTfJdying TOTAL SPOTS AVAILABLE: 12,622 FINES: Commuter Residence Hall Decal: $15 First Offense $25 second offense $45 third offense. South Lot Old Walmart Deca $30 First offense $50 second offense $90 third offense. TOTAL DECALS SOLD: 14,590 DECAL PRICES: Resident Hall Non Resident Hall: $75 South Lot Old Walmart: $20 Additional vehicles $15 per vehicle Parking Painsa By: Taylor Davenport Photos: LeAnna Young A mass of sundresses and blazers finish their Grove drinks, throwing aside their Solo cups once the final contents are tossed back. A sea of empty red cups litter the sidewalks leading to the stadium. To the untrained eye, it seems no alcohol has entered the gates of Vaught- Hemingway Stadium. But it ' s known by all game-goers that not everyone leaves their alcohol behind. The University Athletics policy says that alcohol is prohibited in the Vaught in an effort to encourage an enjoyable experience for all fans. The stadium ' s alcohol policy clearly states the following: " The possession or consumption of alcohol in the general seating areas of [the stadium] is expressly prohibited by university policy. " Nevertheless, students constantly put this policy to the test. Though gate security checks coats, pockets, undergarments, and boots for liquor, not all is confiscated. Much alcohol makes it through the gates unnoticed. Once in the stands, it is evident alcohol has been snuck in. Flasks are passed from friend to friend. Drinks are quickly mixed from airplane bottles of liquor pulled from purses, while rum and Coke rain down every time the Rebels score a touchdown. Sophomore Patrick Salter has witnessed the ineffectiveness of the stadium alcohol policy first hand. " I ' ve seen tons of people mixing game to help me forget how " ' we are. soda and alcohol in the bathrooms of the stadium during the game, " Salter said. He recommended a possible solution to the problem: only sell bottles (not cups of soda) at the concession stands. " Yes people would still bring in alcohol to put in their drinks, but nobody wants to shake up their Coke bottle, " said Salter. Some underage students are discouraged from sneaking alcohol into the football game because they fear punishment from gate security or police. At the game versus Georgia, freshman Donny Passarella had a better idea than to try to take the alcohol into the stadium himself. " I gave my alcohol to a family friend of mine before the game hoping to meet up with him later, " said Passarella. Contrary to some students ' beliefs, if alcohol is found on a person at the gate, no major punishment is enforced. The container is simply confiscated and thrown into a large red or blue trash can. Then the student is free to proceed into the stadium. Students are only in danger of being kicked out of the game if they question authority in any way. Some students see the alcohol policy as a necessity to maintain order, while others argue just the opposite: that alcohol is a must to make it through the game. " Judging by our football season this year, " said junior Tyler Penny, " I need drinking during the game to help me forget how terrible we are. " 20 ■ Student Life 7. A student chugs his Grove drink before entering the stadium. 2. A student opens her bag for security. 3. After waiting in line, security checks a students purse l 4. Logan Clements, a fre: business economics major, is frisked by gate security before being allowed into the game. Alcohol 21 Photos and Story: Drew Carter Pictures are worth 1 ,000 words. Pictures on the wall, however, are worth far more. Art thrives in Oxford. From the music scene to the beautiful architecture, popular places like the Oxford Square host galleries, structures, and forums of art. However, the modern canvases of today ' s most controversial artists are popping up below and around the city. The underground art scene in Oxford is growing larger each year. Deep below Oxford lies concrete drainage ditches that stretch clear across the city. These dark tunnels are becoming brighter each semes- ter with new pictures, quotes, or displays of art. Spray paint is the dominant medium used in the tunnels. While there are lots of meaningless drawings on the walls of the tunnels, there are a few genuine pieces. The Square is a popular place for differ- ent urban art as well, found predominately in the back alleys. The most dominant form of street art on the Square is sticker tagging. Stick- ers of skulls, teddy bears, and different sayings are found on dumpsters, stop signs, and elec- trical equipment around the Square. Stickers are deemed more appropriate on the Square because of their easy removal and temporary character. " The streets really are canvases, " sopho- more Tyler Chandler said. " I believe st reet art adds to the beauty and individuality of Oxford, making it more iconic. The character derived from the art adds major character to the city. " Around the world, graffiti art has a differ- ent connotation. There is a clear line between subtle and moderate images or words displayed in public places. Graffiti flirts with vandalism. In metropolitan areas with more buildings and public structures, graffiti is expensive to find and clean by sustainability crews, so it is likely to stay on the walls of the city for a longer period of time. Because of the increasing popularity of street art, city police forces are taking mea- sures to increase the fines for convicted vandals. " Vandalism is a misdemeanor in the state of Mississippi, " Oxford, Miss. Police Chief Mi- chael Martin said. " According to the law, we can only make an arrest if we see the act occur or have eye witnesses willing to testify in court. It makes it especially tough to catch vandals. " Graffiti comes from the Italian word " graf- fito " meaning scratched or scribbled. Graffiti is defined as the illicit writing or drawing con- ducted in public places, fixtures, and buildings. The scope of graffiti differs from country to country and city to city. All major cities have different stylistic graffiti techniques. Graffiti has become a popular forum for youth to express different social or political messages or images. Philadelphia and New York City are the unof- ficial graffiti capitals of the world. There are different kinds of graffiti art. Tag- ging is the process by which names of promi- nent or upcoming artists are sprayed on public pieces. Tags also include the use of stickers on different public structures. A graffiti bomb is the deliberate painting or marking an ink on non-traditional pieces such as toilets, road signs, and telephone booths. The most interesting type of graffiti is known as a production in which various artists collaborate to produce a massive image or series of pictures that cover a broad space, such as multiple sides of a wall or building, united in a single piece. " I love looking at different photos of graf- fiti around the world, " Chandler said. " I would not necessarily condemn urban art in Oxford. I would encourage graffiti artists to stay away from campus and the facade of the Square. I think the coolest forms of urban art are in the areas commonly overlooked. " 22 ■ Student Life These photos were taken around the Oxford Square and tunnels beneath the University Avenue drainage ditches. The photos from the Oxford Square are from the back alley ways. The tunnel graffiti pieces were not signed or dated by any particular artist but are believed to be a few years old. Graffiti 23 in Oxford, Mississippi Graphic: Miriam Taylor John Currence, the man behind Oxford ' s City Grocery, Snack Bar, Big Bad Breakfast and Boure has been featured on Top Chef and Top Chef Masters. .OLE MISS THIS WAY Faulkner walked to what was originally his childhood stable for the world premiere of " Intruder in the Dust " (MGM ' s movie adaptation of one of his novels). The Lyric Oxford then transitioned from a theater to office spaces before reopening in 2008 as Oxford ' s largest music venue. 24 ■ Student Life The Courthouse was built in 1872 to replace the one lost in the " burning of the square " in 1864. LAF COU YETTE COUh RTHOUSE vlTY Opened in 1979 by Richard Howorth, Square Books is often ranked as one of the best independent bookstores in the country. Known as the Souths oldest department store, Neilson ' s was first opened in 1839. STORY THIS WAY Off-Square Books is the venue for Thacker Mountain Radio with host Jim Dees every Thursday evening. The Square ■ 25 THE LITTLE EASY By: Ben Hurston and Miriam Taylor Photos: Miriam Taylor To some, it ' s the place to go for a good time, an upscale Bourbon Street where the bouncers are too strict, and the bars close too early. To others, it ' s the center of an art community, a home to galleries, music venues, and bookstores. To just about everyone, it ' s where you go for a great meal, a restaurant on every corner to suit whatever " food-mood " you might find yourself. But to a certain few, whose faithfulness and loyalty have endured changing laws and challenging lawlessness, the Oxford Square is much more: It ' s home. " It ' s my life, " said Square Books owner and longtime Oxford resident Richard Howorth. " I ' ve pretty much spent my life right here on this square. " But, like others who have called our small town home from early-childhood, Howorth grew up with a very different Square than the one that most students see on Friday nights. Tor such a small town, It ' s very significant that we have such a centralized, defining n What is now a bustling hot spot of high-priced clothing stores and fine dining was once a sleepy, small- town center, with hardware stores and groceries that operated by charging money to family tabs. What is now the self-assumed territory of hard-partying college students used to be a high school stomping ground where students would go to hang out after school. Will Lewis, the man whom many consider to be the " town historian, " said he can remember walking into the old drug store, watching the man at the counter grind coffee beans, flipping through the magazines on the rack, and listening to the talk of the people. " It was a different world for sure, " said Lewis, who also owns the South ' s oldest department store, Neilson ' s, which was opened in 1839. " Things were a lot simpler. Everyone knew each other. " Things began to change after a 26 ■ Student Life county-wide referendum passed in the late 60s that legalized the sale of alcohol. Hardware and grocery stores disappeared as restaurants and bars opened. Wal-Mart and other superstores moved into town as locally-owned stores struggled to compete. Oxford was growing. " It was a trend that had been waiting a very long time to happen, " said Howorth, who attributes the rapid growth of the town to Oxford ' s lack of prosperity prior to the new liquor laws. " Oxford became the place it was destined to be. " Now, 40 years since the city legalized alcohol, the Square seems to have found its form. It ' s arguably Oxford ' s greatest and most well-known feature. Pictures and paintings of the " Old South " architecture are staples of nearly every art gallery, home, and condo in town. " Where else are you going to find so many pictures of the same place in different mediums and formats, " said junior biology major James Howard Evans. " For such a small town, it ' s very significant that we have such a centralized, defining location of shops, restaurants, and bars. " Unlike most downtown areas, which tend to decline as the rest of the city flourishes, the Oxford Square has somehow managed to maintain it ' s relevance through all of the growth and changes that have taken place in the town. Now, nearly a century after Will Lewis ' s father was taken in by the Neilsons and first began working at their store, the Square is still the cultural center of Oxford, the pride of its people. " It ' s a very vibrant place to be, " said Lewis, " I see all walks of people, I enjoy interacting with the students and I see the old families too. If I had to be in a city, well, I ' m just not sure I could do that. " " It ' s a great spot, " agreed Howorth. " Maybe it ' s not very different from anywhere else, but it ' s a nice, comfortable place. " Richard Howorth is the owner of Square Books and native Oxonian Will Lewfe, krj|wn to many as the town historian The Square ■ 27 ? If you ask someone who is not from Ole Miss what they know about our school, you will probably get responses like, " It ' s a party school, " " They dress up for football games, " or " Everyone is in the Greek system. " And, while many of those stereotypes about the university are true to some degree, Ole Miss and Oxford have much more to offer. One response that you probably won ' t hear from most people is, " Oxford has a really good music scene. " But we do. Venues like Proud Larry ' s and The Lyric (which is highlighted on the following page) have consistently been bringing more prominent artists to our small town including Girl Talk, MGMT, and Snoop Dog. Less commercialized venues like the independently run Cat ' s Purring Dude Ranch are also pulling in lesser-known artists and offer a more intimate, inexpensive way to experience good music. " Oxford just has another side to it that people often miss, " said junior journalism major Peyton Thigpen, who plays in a band of three every Sunday at Emeligh ' s Kitchen on the square. " I think a large part of it is many people come to Ole Miss to get a liberal arts education, " he said. " I think that demographic has a certain sense of creativity associated with it, and that has led to this unique culture. " OXFORD IS AN ABSOLUTELY Oxford also boasts a record label, Fat Possum Records, and a recording studio, Sweet Tea Recording Studio, which have significantly contributed to the music scene. Artists ranging from acclaimed blues musician Buddy Guy to the popular alternative rock band Modest Mouse have spent time in our small town to record albums. " Oxford offers intimacy, and that attracts people in the music industry to come down and check it out, " said senior hospitality management major Hunter Evans, who interned for Fat Possum. " The art and music community has been here much longer than the Greek life, but I feel that is has been overshadowed. " Along with bringing in artists, Oxford also has produced a fairly steady outflow of musicians and bands that have enjoyed success. Sanders Bhohlke ' s music was featured on an episode of Grey ' s Anatomy, and Young Buffalo recently embarked on their first proper tour. " The Oxford music scene is amazing. The local talent that comes out of here is world class, " said senior managerial finance major Tim Burkhead, who is head of production at the Lyric. " Look at Oxford in comparison to the rest of the state, " he said. " Oxford is an absolutely beautiful diamond in a dust storm of tradition. " Town of Sound ■ 29 By: Atex Edwards ' w 4 » The Lyric: Oxford ' s Premier Music Venue By: Ben Hurston When The Lyric Theatre opened its doors to the Oxford public in summer 2008, few could have predicted the immediate success it would achieve in becoming the leading music venue in the area. Opened as a silent movie theatre in 1913, the building underwent extensive renovations after Bradley Bishop and Tim Sims saw an opportunity to capitalize on the need for a large venue in a town with a unique music culture. The place now opens its doors multiple times a week to crowds as large as 1,200 people who just want to hear good live music. " When people think of Oxford, they have always thought of the Square or William Faulkner ' s house, but now they also think of The Lyric, " said junior engineering student Adam Vonder Haar. " People know that if they go to The Lyric, they aren ' t only hearing music, they are getting a full experience that most other places in this area just can ' t offer. " From the hugely successful Oxford debut of mash up artist Girl Talk in early 2009 to the packed-house performance by Snoop Dogg earlier this fall, The Lyric has consistendy brought big music names to a small college town that might never get an opportunity to hear these artists otherwise. But the head of pr oduction at The Lyric, Tim Burkhead, said the audiences aren ' t the only ones who benefit. " Oxford is a historic and thriving town that represents the state very well. When bands come through, they are amazed at what we have to offer and usually want to return, " said senior finance major Burkhead. " The Lyric allows them to reach a new audience in a place they never thought they ' d visit. " So how does a place like The Lyric, a venue that is selling out shows multiple nights a week, hope to improve upon its already amazing success? According to Burkhead, the musical experience has only just begun. " We want to get outside of the four walls and make it more than a 1 ,200 person concert, " he said, hinting that the company might look into an amphitheater and music festival in the future. " We are constantly looking to stay edgy and at the top. We don ' t ever want to become stagnant. " .30B Student Life By: Alex Edwards aft m A w, By: Alex Edwards By: Tyler Jackson 1 4 1 ■ M - M • By: Tyler Jackson . Derek Smith, better known as the electronic artist Pretty Lights, mixes beats on stage at The Lyric during his show on Oct. 11 2. A crowd of rave-ready students dance to the sound of Pretty Lights s hard-hitting beats. J. Confetti is released to a crowd of eagerly- awaiting fans as a dancer performs on stage at the Beats Antique show at the Lyric on Oct. 27. 4. A member of the world fusion and electronic music group. Beats Antique performs on stage at the Lyric during their show on Oct. 27. 5. Zachary Carothers. bassist of Portugal The Man. performs in front of a sold out crowd at the Lyric on Oct. 29. 6. Mayer Hawthorne preforms in October at the Lyric. Hawthorne opened for Chromeo. an electro-funk group. " he Lyric About twenty miles away, there ' s a growing community of naturally grown farmers In the middle of the afternoon, you can find the farmers of Yonkapatawpa Bottom Farms, or just simply Yonka Bottom, actively harvesting their plants. When one steps into the farm land, music with heavy loops and tempo can be heard throughout. This music encourages harvesters to dance while picking the colorful plants. Bright orange carrots, vibrant green-yellow pumpkins, dark purple eggplants and loose leaf romaine can be found in the fields. Standing tall amongst the plants is head farmer Taylor Murchinson who gives out direction to what is to be uprooted by volunteers. Anyone in the community can, and is encouraged to, come out to the Yonka farm and help with harvest. Students play an active role in the upkeep of the farm also. These students aren ' t just from Oxford but also from South Korea, France and England. Ole Miss students are nothing but positive about Yonka and their experiences. Taylor Cook, a student and participant in Yonka activities said, " they are a part of the community and they are really kind and awesome people. " She continued by saying, " without community support it (Yonka) doesn ' t exist " . You ' re literally like a brother to that kid " , said Murchinson. The students from abroad become a part of that family for the time they are there. They share stories about their homeland and also learn to farm. " One of our students even grew a pepper in a boot " , said Murchinson with a grin. Yonka also provides community entertainment as well. They host drum circles on full moons where visitors are immersed in the fields with a vibrant campfire burning while surrounded by the strong and distinct sound of drums. With the night sky overhead, students often find themselves sighting shooting stars. Murchinson ' s main goal is to " make sure that when we ' re done for the day that all the kids are fed and everyone is happy " . A short drive or a long walk away from Yonka is the Harris Family farms. Gladne Harris, the operator of the farm can be seen walking around ripping weeds out of the garden and picking herbs that have a minty aroma through the air. There are vivid green peppers, small and ripe eggplants, along with golden colored garlic growing near her shed. Harris farms to put healthy and fresh food on her table, but also does it for profit by selling homegrown garlic in the community. She believes more people should get involved with farming because " it does make a difference. " However, farms are not the only thing fresh in Oxford University area. Miles away from Harris farm and deep in the heart of Water Valley, Be the Change Grocery can be found on Main Street. Here, one can find people chatting about the day ' s events, grabbing something good to eat and buying groceries all in the same place. " I know 95% of the customers by name " , says store owner Alexe van Beuren after greeting a customer with a confident smile. The B.T.C. Grocery tries to offer in-season produce from local farmers in the area. They provide fresh meat from butcheries throughout the state, hormone free bottled milk from Brown Family Dairy and fresh baked goods from Bottle Tree bakery in Oxford. Beuren says that her driving force is giving back to the community. With an increase of naturally grown farmers and grocers in the Oxford and University area, the idea of a healthy " Product of Oxford " tag is closer than one thinks. 7 2 Taylor Murchison. a volunteer at Yokna Bottoi cleans and organizes produce before for they are sold at market. Everything sold from Yonka Bottoms Farm contains no preservatives and are more natural than store bought fruits and vegetables. 3. Keely Burne and Montana Stovall, volunteers at Yonka Bottoms Farm, whe they help harvest crops before harvest. Volunteers spend all morning in the field on days of harvest to have their crop ready to be sold later in the afternoon 4. Ann Marie Schott, a volunteer at ' Farm, weighs greens for a customer. After every harvest, stude ' and residents from Oxford and Lafayette County area stop by M Squeeze in Oxford to purchase organic fruits and vegetables RESIDENTIAL LIFE Senior Faculty lives in the Student Dorms By: Bradley Boleware Some teachers would say that spending about an hour with students is enough. But others would choose to live among them as a shepherd does their flock. Senior Faculty Fellow Ethel Young- Minor lives with her husband Julius and her two children Jasmine and Janelle in Lucky Day Residential College next to her students. However her living quarters are slightly more accommodating than those of her students. Young-Minor ' s living room has big, coffee-colored leather sofas, high ceilings and dark wood floors. The kitchen is high-tech with all stainless steel appliances and a gray tiled floor. It ' s just one of the many perks of the job Young- Minor loves. " It ' s everything I ever dreamed of doing and [I] didn ' t even have vision of how it could take place, " said Young- Minor with a smile that never seems to leave her face. " It ' s been an amazing experience for me and for my family. " Young-Minor moved into her home YOU ARE IT ' S OKAY 10 BE WHO YOU on campus in 2010, after she was chosen as Senior Faculty Fellow. With the title comes responsibilities, she must live with the students, oversee their academic progress, and coordinate mentoring events, like study abroad trips and golfing for students with other faculty fellows. " I just try to get freshmen interacting with these professors, " Young-Minor said. " They get to have fun but they get this mentoring relationship that ' s developed at the same time. " Young-Minor takes her job seriously and spends the most time in her office, which is adjacent to her living room. " I still try to treat it like a 9-5 job, " Young-Minor said. " I really try to act like I ' m not at home I ' m in the office. " Young-Minor admits one of her favorite things about living on campus is being able to walk to the football games, but enjoys helping students in their critical stage of adjustment from high school to college. Young-Minor also loves raising her family on campus, surrounded by students working hard to better themselves. " They get to really have an up close and personal look at what it means to be academic or to be intelligent in so many different realms, " Young-Minor said. Young-Minor said that having this home on campus has allowed her daughters to see a lot of students with diverse backgrounds succeed in many different fields. " So to me, it reminds them at an early age, no matter who you are it ' s okay to be who you are, " Young-Minor said. " Because they see all these kids that come and they are all different. It ' s good to know that everybody ends up okay in the end. " Next door to the Lucky Day Residential College lies the South Residential College, the home of Daniel O ' Sullivan. O ' Sullivan and his wife Patricia, along with their two children Marion and Colm, moved into their campus home in 2009, which is almost an exact duplicate of Young-Minor ' s home. O ' Sullivan is many things, a senior faculty fellow, a professor, a mentor, a 1st degree black-belt in Shotokan Karate, but most of all a father and husband. His family had to adjust to living next to college students 24 7, with fire alarms being puLled at 2 a.m. and music playing all through the night. " My [bedroom] wall is reinforced concrete so really we don ' t to hear much through the wall, " O ' Sullivan said. " My son ' s wall is not reinforced so it was kind of hard for him at first to get used to hearing people through the wall. " O ' Sullivan had few things ITS HARD TO FIND PRIVACY, ESPECIAELY OUR YARD A LOT. " complain about when it comes to living on campus. But he does admit that he used to dread home football games, considering that his home is about a football field away from the iconic Grove. " Sometimes it can be noisy... It ' s really not that bad, the worst is just people coming back from the Grove being loud as they go to their cars, " O ' Sullivan explained. " For the most part it ' s certainly not Animal House. " O ' Sullivan is happy to be in the position his is but still misses a few things from his life off campus. " It is hard to find privacy, especially outside, we miss our yard a lot, " O ' Sullivan admitted. " The kids can play outside on the grass but it ' s not the same as having your own back yard. " When it comes to his children O ' Sullivan is happy for them to see students all the time and said that students from the residential college are always inviting Marion and Colm to roller-skate or play videogames. " I ' m very curious to see what it ' s going to be like for them to go to college, " O ' Sullivan said. " To know if they go back to a residence hall, how they ' ll be in that environment having lived in this environment. " 34 ■ Student Life Senior Faculty Fellow Ethel Young-Minor lives with her husband Julius (pictured above) and her two children Jasmine and Janelle in Lucky Day Residential College next to her students. Their iving room has big, coffee-colored leather sofas, high ceilings and dark wood floors. The kitchen is high-tech with all stainless steel appliances and a gray tiled floor. Residential Life 35 Abigail Griffon, Haley Harriman, Suzanne Harriman, and Kenzie Kate Newkirk pose in Suzanne Harriman and Griffon ' s dorm room The girls knew each other before rooming together. Newkirk and Haley Harriman lived on the 7th floor of Stewart Hall, while Griffon and Suzanne Harriman lived on the 4th floor Haley Harriman embraces her clean, turquoise and white dorm room while roommate, Newkirk, studies. The elaborate room took an entire weekend to construct and had over ten hours of hard labor put into it Griffon and Suzanne Harnman ' s room is frilly and pink. The accent colors, black and white, helped define the room and bring out their personalities. A black and white picture of the Eiffel Tower hung from underneath Newkirk ' s bed. 36 ■ Student Life HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE YOUR DORM ROOM? " Everyone loves chilling in my room even though it ' s the messiest one on the floor. " Caroline Hyde, Freshman Accounting Major " It ' s a place to put your feet up and relax. " Ross Nicely, Freshman Geological Engineer Major " Even though my room is only nine by twelve feet, I find myself still having to clean it every single day. " Ellen Salaun, Freshman Business Major Story and Photos By: Ashley Dunn " My sister and I are total opposites, I can ' t stand brown, I love black, " said freshmen hospitality management major Suzanne Harriman. As one of the three triplets, Harriman couldn ' t be more different than her sister, freshmen accounting major Haley Harriman or brother, freshmen business management major Beau Harriman. Although the girls had the opportunity to live together their freshmen year, just as they had for the last eighteen years, the sisters choose to split up. " It ' s been 18 years together, we needed to go our separate ways, " said Haley Harriman. When choosing their roommates, the girls found mutual friends from the debutant balls of Texas, including freshmen accounting major Kenzie Kate Newkirk and freshmen marketing major Abigail Griffon. Both Newkirk and Griffon were close friends before attending the University and believed the Harriman sister ' s room design taste were very appealing. " O ur bedspreads and shower curtain are custom designed by High Fashion Fabric in Houston, Texas, " said Griffon. Having their rooms ' custom designed left options wide open. The look of Griffon and Suzanne Harriman ' s room is hot pink, black, and white, with a French look, while Newkirk and Haley Harriman ' s room is " chill and athletic, " filled with a turquoise arrangement. Both rooms took over three days to get set up, including power cord upon power cord, curtains from wall to wall, TVs mount to the wall, and home-made shelves made b the girl ' s fathers. " We moved everything a thousand times, everything had to be perfect, " said Griffon. Perfection did not come easy for the girls or their parents. Due to the triplets being in different rooms, their parents spent three days running around trying to set up each room as best, and as nicely as possible. " Everyone was all like, ' oh you ' re the girl with the parents here for 13 hours! " ' said Haley Harriman. After a long weekend of hammering, hanging, and no sleep, the Harriman sisters finally were settled down. Dorms ■ 37 Story: Naomi Kennedy Photos: Alex Edwards MISS OLE MISS: MARY ALEX STREET The cheers from Mary Alex Street ' s cam- paign team could be heard all throughout campus on Thursday, October 13, after Associated Student Body attorney general Evan Kirkham stood atop the Lyceum steps and announced the much anticipat- ed results of Miss Ole Miss. " I just felt so gracious — to everyone who helped me, to everyone who voted, and I was proud to be part of such a great university that I wanted to represent in such a respected capacity, " Street said. Street didn ' t intend on running for Miss Ole Miss initially. She was approached about it by her sorority, as well as a few close friends, but refused, and even planned on helping with someone else ' s campaign. However, a few weeks later she found out that the candidate she was sup- porting dropped out. Once again, she was approached about running for the title, so she reconsidered and decided to enter the race. " The campaign was a great time... it pushed [me] to do things and meet peo- ple [T] never would have done or had the chance to meet otherwise, " she said. The initial election was held on Tues- day, October 1 1 , resulting in 46.8% of the votes for Street, 27.3% for Emily Mon- sour and 24.9% for Meghan Litten. While Street had the highest percentage, the rules say that a candidate must earn over 50% of the votes to win, so the election went into a runoff between the top two candidates. " (The runoff days were] tough, be- cause we came so close with 46% the first time. But everyone left that announce- ment in good spirits; we knew we could pull through it again, " Street said. And they did pull through — Street was crowned Miss Ole Miss, receiving 53.9% of the vote, beating Monsour by 7.8%. " One of the coolest things from this experience was when I was able to meet all the past year ' s Miss Ole Misses at the Homecoming reception. Here I was able to realize, that they still love this place just as much as they did the day they were elected, if not more. Ole Miss stays with you forever, and I feel compelled to make sure as many as people as possible know the great things we ' re doing and the great people we have, " Street said. COLONEL REB: LOGAN RUSH Weeks of campaigning, speech making and handing out stickers and flyers finally paid off after Logan Rush was announced 201 l ' s Colonel Reb on the evening of Tuesday, October 13. " After they announced the results, my friends hoisted me in the air, and that feeling is something I won ' t ever forget. It was pretty special, " Rush said. Rush had always seen the position of Colonel Reb as a great opportunity, but never actually saw himself running for it. After being encouraged by his friends and fraternity brothers, however, he gave in and got his name on the ballot. Rush looked at his campaign for the position in a very unique way. " I was initially hesitant because I am not much for what some people might consider ' popularity contests. ' Instead, 38 ■ Student Life I saw being Colonel Reb as much more meaningful than that. I saw it as an op- portunity to represent Ole Miss and the different charities and organizations I care about, " he said. The organization Rush promoted spe- cifically was the Manna Feeding Mnistry, which he had been working with since his freshman year. He also promoted The Big Event, which is a day during which students serve as voluntary participants in the Oxford area. " I had never campaigned for any type of position before, so I got by with a lot of help from my friends. It was definitely a humbling experience to have so many friends help out so selflessly. Overall, it has probably been the most rewarding and fun thing I have experienced. It ' s been a huge blessing to have had this op- portunity, " Rush said. MISS UNIVERSITY: KAYLA SNOW After twelve interviews, twelve dif- ferent ball gowns and twelve different talents, judges at the Miss University pag- eant finally made their decision — Kayla Snow, a senior biochemistry major, was crowned Mss University. " When they announced me as the win- ner, I was so relieved, but also shocked, " Snow said. Snow began her pageant preparations months in advance, which included ton- ing her body, searching for her evening gown, sharpening her interviewing skills and practicing her talent. All of this helped her in the five phases of competi- tion, which were a private interview, eve- ning wear, talent, swimwear, and on-stage questioning. " Throughout the pageant, I tried to remain focused. I always zone out and get relaly quiet backstage because I don ' t want to get distracted. After all the months of preparation that you put in, you would hate to lose your focus when it really counts, " she said. The pageant process isn ' t over, how- 1 just felt so who helped me, to everyone who voted, and I was proud to be part of such a great ever. Because she won Miss University, Snow will be representing Ole Miss at the Miss Mississippi pageant in June. " I ' ve already started preparing for Mss Mssissippi by planning more events to implement my platform in schools and by scheduling mock interviews and talent rehearsals, " Snow said. Until then, Snow will be working to spread her platform, Kids Can Too! throughout the University community as well as throughout Oxford. HOMECOMING QUEEN: MAGGIE DAY October 11, 2011 will be a day that Maggie Day will remember forever. It was on this date that Associated Stu- dent Body attorney general Evan Kirkham announced that she was the 2011 Home- coming Queen, edging out her competitor Robin Walker by a mere 513 votes. " Being elected Homecoming Queen means so much to me because I know how much it means to others. Homecom- ing is a huge tradition at Ole Mss, and I feel very special to now be an official part of that tradition, " Day said. Day was convinced to run by the overwhelming support she received from her sorority sisters and her friends. For months, they worked on her campaign, making videos and posters encouraging students to vote for her. " [My] favorite part was getting to meet new people, hands down. It ' s a great feel- ing when you meet another student that shares the same love for Ole Mss that I do; it ' s an instantaneous bond. And it seems a lot of campaigning was just that, " Day said. J Day ' s family also shared the life chang- ing win with her family members, as many of them attended Ole Miss as well. " It definitely changed my life. That sounds drastic, but I would consider it kind of horrible if it hadn ' t. It made me realize how dear all of my friends are and how awesome a student body, faculty, administration and alumni base we re- ally have. It ' s insane that something like homecoming can bring so many people together, but getting to be a key part of that really humbled me, " she said. Ole Miss Royalty ■ 39 . : ■ - Freshman - 44 Study Abroad - 46 Labs - 48 International Students Going Green - 52 ► TA ' s-54 ► RENT -56 ► ROTC-58 ► Arts - 60 1 School of LIBERAL ARTS ►refill r. Glenn Vv. i School of an: David Rock School of arbara G. Wells School of Alexander Cheng School of Mil ,en Cyree School of Richard Gershon School of ACCOUNTANCY School of APPLIED SCIENCE inda Chitwoo School of School aurice R. Eftink Sally McDonnell Barksdale E Schools ■ 43 " This freshman ass is erse, you have people trom a uirrerent opinions and ideas that contribute to the jniqueness of our freshman class. " Sheila Arun Kumar i n vei y outgoing and social. It ' s easy to get along with people. Everyone is open to meeting new people and is genuinely interested in getting ntereste p rh n Logan Kirkland ere smart and we re :he best there is. ' Austin Wheeler t ' s got me in it. " Luke Petterson " Having the largest cass in the history of e Miss makes us specia, but 1 thin ik the fact that our Clc 3SS is made of people from all ove rthe country and t :ne word who decided to call Ole Miss nome makes us th e most specia . Other classes have that too, but ours 1 : ee Is ike family. " Kyle Weaver 44 ■ Academics igence of ou freshman class is not matched by any other class on this campus. In four years, I bet we will have more people graduating with honors than ever before. " Peyton Reves 1 " 1 think our ■ ? t freshman m h. 1 class shows Ml mm ' ■ a lot of 5 initiative. " 1 Jillian t. B H Jj Cowart THREE THOUSAND FIVE What makes this freshman class so different?] By: Shiloh Jones Photos: Alex Edwards know how rty for sure, e also know how to get stuff done. " Karla London ► There is a lot of diversity in our class. Being from North Carolina, it is cool to met people from different ates ana cc Will Scott a J rmb " We ' re the est in history and we party hard. " Kaylee Craft Freshman ■ Students study abroad to gain insight into different cultures By: Devan Borg Everyday, Americans are surrounded by the same familiar traditions. From American sports to the re d, white, and blue flag that represents freedom, traditions can easily blend into one ' s daily life. However, every year, some students that call this land home trade in their Americanized lives for something different, something foreign. Students are able to chose from over 30 countries to study in for a month to a year, depending on their major and desired career field. There are a plethora of opportunities available to students in whichever culture they decide to study in. From snorkeling in Ecuador to zip-lining in Costa Rica, the possibilities are nearly endless for students to broaden their horizons and acquire a new perspective. Being the foreigner ' inq kind to those i r lu vvonu is d r luye place, filled with all kinds of people, but ve ' re more alike than we are different. The mpact of an open mind and a little oqq rn 3 toward 1 -J I KJ Marion Rice, Sevilla, Spain ' Marion Rice, junior Spanish major poses in Sevilla, Spam where she studied abroad and lived with a local Spanish family in the fall semester. 2 Rice and Ole Miss student Miriam Taylor enjoy churros in Madrid. Churros are a Spanish dessert made of fried dough dipped in hot chocolate or cafe con leche. " My experience ► taught me that I am far more independent than I ever would nave imagined tnat i can confidently walk into a train station, cus station, or airport » n r-r opposite sioe or tne world and know that :e n ■ Tcinn; siona M II ILk. Dies, ill qet self whei Megan Loria, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan Province 7. International Studies and Chinese majors Megan Loria and Alyssa Yuen poses with a Tibetan woman who opened her home to them in Jiuzhaigou. Sichuan Province. 2. Casey Holliday, sophomore English and Journalism major enjoys a winter wonderland in Brussels, Belgium.. 5 Holliday visits fellow Ole Miss student Emily Cegielski while she studies abroad in London. " " By far the hardest thing for me to adjust to was the food. Not having a Chick-Fil-A or Taco Bell close at hand was strange, as well as just the huge difference between American and European food. Everyone who knows me will agree that I pretty much only eat chicken tenders, and those are very hard to find in Brussels! (thank god for Fatboy ' s) " Casey Holliday, Brussels, Belgium 48 ■ Student Life BEYOND THE Unique laboratories that help students succeed in their fields of study. By: Claire Ballew Nathan Murray, a professor in the pharmacy school, heads a research lab that studies the effects of diabetes on the heart. The lab is a small room with shelves stacked high with hundreds of beakers and flasks. Scales, computers, and intimidating tools fill the tables. Murray ' s says his lab is unique because " compared to other research labs around Ole Miss, I would have to say there are two unique properties. The use of rats and mice to study hypertension and diabetes as the results we get are relatable to humans, and the fact that we can actually measure real time beat to beat changes in the structure and function of the heart. This is particularly important as we are using drugs to try and prevent the harmful changes that occur in the heart due to those two diseases. " Murray currently has five focused students working in his lab. " Two undergraduate students are pharmacy majors, the other undergraduate student is a sociology major completing his honors thesis before he enters medical school. Two graduate students are focused on pharmacology. One graduate student came from a neuroscience background but we were able to behind the unobtrusive equipment to conduct use that same knowledge base with our studies in the heart, " says Murray. The aeroacoustic lab is a state-of-the-art laboratory hidden on campus new law school. The lab houses intricate that allows students complex experiments. " The a eroacoustics labs offer industry-level research facilities in jet noise and supersonic flows, " Murray said, " The labs also offer the opportunity to have hands-on experience with research facilities that are similar is scale and scope to that found at NASA and in industry. " The center includes a jet test facility, a wind tunnel, a spectroscopy lab and an anechoic chamber. Several experiments are currently underway including Exploratory Development of Hypersonic Weapons Separation Technologies, Jet Exhaust Noise Reduction for the F A- 18 E F Aircraft, Weapons Bay Acoustic Enhancement for the F-35 Aircraft, Micro-Telemetry System Development and Time- Resolved Measurements of High- Temperature, Supersonic Jet Noise. Labs 49 Ole Miss has become a second home By: Ashley Dunn There would have been fewer raised eyebrows if I had said I was doing a year abroad on the Moon than at the University of Mississippi, but perhaps that was to be expected. The stereotypes of the state are not wholly positive to say the least, but I was keen to study somewhere different from anywhere I had ever been before. It was here where America ' s music was born, as the sign says, and the idea of being so close to New Orleans and Memphis was incredibly exciting. And when would I next have a chance to live in a foreign country for a year, never mind have the real American college experience? That is what Ole Miss feels like; the American college experience, turned up to eleven. Frats and sororities everywhere. Pool parties in November. And football. American Football. I came over here only vaguely knowing it was sort of a big deal and there used to be some guy called Eli. The first game was pretty confusing (Hotty whatty?), but I leave not only with a love of the sport and the Rebels, but of the Grove. There ' s simply nothing like the grove and it ' s formal barbecue pep rally back in the United Kingdom and I ' m going to miss it. I also have a great deal of happy memories of the Square. From a quiet drink in the Burgundy Rooms, to dancing the night away in the Library, up to Snoop Dogg live at The Lyric, which was perhaps the highlight of my year. Away from the party side of college, is studying American history in America is an opportunity that most American students take for granted. I took as many classes as I could, often with a Southern theme or topic. Actually being here made history class that much more relevant and it has inspired me to write my thesis on the Civil Rights movement. Where I ' ll focus on the impact it had in the Mississippi area. Living the Ole Miss life for a year has been a great experience for me; I ' ve met a bunch of new people. From fellow international students to American classmates and friends, who I ' m sure I ' ll stay in touch with long after I return home. Attending the University of Mississippi has been an honor as well as a lot of fun, and the only downside is that I have to leave in May! Courtesy of Dave Cable from Leicester, England. He attends the Universtiy of Leeds. 50 ■ Academics .Bahamas Jamaica c5 ? o . Honduras Haiti Colombia 2 Dominica Venezuela jeorqiaix t) lra ? Iran ' » . China W " 3 3 Nepa| 1,1 Saudl Arabia la niS . 8 India - Sri Lanka Koreaj Vjapan 33 5 Philippines I f Indonesia 79 105 Fall 2010 International Student Enrollment by Country Graphic by: Victoria Boatman International StudentsB 51 RED, BLUE AND GREEN Ole Miss Strives For An Environmentally Friendly Campus By: Naomi Kennedy Since the establishment of the Office of Sustainability in 2008 after the signing of the American College and University President ' s Climate Commitment, the university has strived to become greener. Several organizations and programs promoting going green have been introduced to campus to help students live a more environmentally-friendly life, as well as the construction of buildings that hope to make campus greener. Students for a Green Campus (SGC) focuses toward implementing the green initiative on campus. " We participate in se veral activities, including Green Week and highway cleanups. We also host the Green Cup competition, " said junior public policy and anthropology major David Horton, the president of SGC. The newest going green event on the school ' s calendar was the Game Day Challenge, held in October. It is a part of the Green Grove Initiative, which is all about promoting environmentalism in tailgating. " The Game Day Challenge is a nationwide competition to see which school can collect the most recyclables, " said sophomore psychology major Haley Kesterson, who was one of two gameday coordinators. " Volunteers passed out recycling bags and educated tailgaters about how they can be greener, " she said. There are several other programs offered to students that promote going green, such as Zipcar, Zimride and Rebel Pedals. Anne McCauley, the project coordinator in the Office of Sustainability, works with all of the programs. " There are a lot of immediate benefits for students that use the programs. They are also dual benefits. For example, Zimride saves students money and is friendly towards the environment, " she said. The law school is also a major part in the university ' s green transformation. The biggest change is their move into the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Robert C. Khayat Law Center. " The building takes advantage of natural light in order to save energy. . . There are [also] many other recycling bins throughout the school, " said Barton Norfleet, President of the Environmental Law Society. Students don ' t necessarily have to join programs or take classes in the law school to help the environment, however. There are many things they can do on their own. " Start small. Recycle at home, bring your own bags to the store or carry a reusable water bottle, " Horton said. With the easy steps it takes to live a more environmentally- friendly lifestyle, as well as the growing number of programs and initiatives offered to students, campus can only get greener in the coming years. Q A: Rebel Pedals Q:What is Rebel Pedals? Rebel Pedals is the bicycle sharing program of the University of Mississippi Rebel Pedals was established to make the quality of student life better by giving students increased access to affordable bicycles. Our mission is to promote bicycling as a desirable means of transportation in a greater effort to strengthen a culture of sustainability on campus. Q:Why did you get involved with the program? I have worked with Ole Miss Outdoors last 3 years as a trip leader, Rebel Challenge Course Manager, and Marketing Manager and now currently the Graduate Assistant for OMOD. OMOD is responsible for the daily rentals and membership fees of the Rebel Pedal program, so that is my involvement. Q:What are the benefits of biking? You save time from waiting for a parking spot, bikes can go many more places then cars can. and you save money on gas. Q: Why, in your opinion, is it important for students to make an effort to live a greener lifestyle? To save money and to make a difference in the environment by going green Q: Any tips for students to go green? Buy a bike, and start riding. answers by Casey Armstrong HOW ARE YOU GOING GREEN? " I try to use a reusable water bottle instead |) of using plastic bottles, but when I do have a I plastic bottle, I recycle it. " Tyler Goree, Sophomore " I try to recycle anything I can, and I badger all my friends to recycle, too. I also make sure that I turn off my lights whenever I leave my room. Karianne Morgan, Freshman " Whenever I brush my teeth, I make sure to turn the water off so I don ' t waste it. " Paige Hancock, Freshman 52 Academics a c • L M IB 1 p kW ,jk re Ifekf A i k i 2 3 _ K 1 1 1 Going Green ■ Students share what it ' s like to be a teacher ' s assistant By: Susan Holt Manasi Desai MAJOR Psychology " My most memorableone teaching experience was in a seminar class with psychology professor, Dr. Kelly Wilson. We wanted to try different methods of teaching to allow students, particularly freshmen, to excel in college. I remember this one activity where a student would partner up with someone and ' be a shadow ' . The student would walk around and say any thoughts that came to mind while the ' shadow ' followed behind. " George Bordelon Jajuan L. McNeil MAJOR Accounting " Grading papers is usually pretty cut and dry, especially in Accounting. However, sometimes you get interesting excuses for answers, like " Couldn ' t finish, no calculator. " or " B and C are both correct " on a straightforward multiple choice question. If youranswer is obviously wrong, at least humor me... I might give you partial credit for a laugh. " MAJOR Integrated Marketing Communications " One of the most interesting things to happen for me as a TA would probably be the relationships that I am able to forge with my supervisors inside and outside the classroom. The folks that are teaching, at least the ones I have worked with, are passionate about their career areas and they offer an insight into the world that I did not necessarily have before I met them. 54 ■ Academics Kristen Hyme MAJOR Psychology " One of the most interesting thingst to happen to me as a TA would be watching Dr. Sufka answer students ' phone calls during class and watching students do their hair and makeup while I lecture. " Laura Godfrey Zach Crownover MAJOR English " One semester I had a student put the names of two of the authors that we had studied, and combined their names, as their first and last name for a test. " MAJOR Philsophy " Each semester, I ' m tasked with leading discussion days for PHIL 101 classes. Given that I ' m somewhat better acquainted with this material than most, I tend to have some fun with it, and often lead the discussion in an anti-realist direction. Invariably, this leads us to debates over whether or not certain historically reviled individuals are, in fact, deserving of such negative opinion. In short, when a 101 student is forced to admit that Hitler wasn ' t an objectively bad guy, the look on his her face is a beautiful thing. I get a little spring in my step for the rest of the day. " TA ' s ■ 55 i i ' [ Theatre department restructures program _ By: Nathaniel Weathersby Someone yelled, " RESET, " the cast- members on stage shared a collective moan and returned to the positions they started in 15 minutes earlier. As fifteen actors line the stage standing before an audience of hundreds they look back on that moment and see all of the pieces coming together. When the first actor opens his mouth, every second spent developing the character, every hour spent studying his script, every weekday afternoon spent rehearsing with cast- mates, and every three-hour class spent constantly adjusting to feedback from professors all lead up to this single moment. All around him others share his feeling; hearts are racing, pulses are quickening, and deep breaths are taken. The director, stage manager, lighting crew, stage crew, and everyone else involved with this production reminisce on the work they put in and marvel at the finishing product. Outside of this " stage-world " , seated in plush seats and fondling a rolled-up program, members of the audience watch the scene unfolding before them unaware of thehappenings backstage and oblivious to the pre-production activities. " Most people go to see the entertainment, " said Associate Professor in the theatre department, Joe Turner Cantu. " Thev don ' t necessarily think about what goes into everything. People have to build those sets, to focus the lights. There are crews changing things constantly. " Because the actors appear to be the only ones doing the work, the general public tends to forget about the amount of work that, literally, goes on ' behind the scenes. " There ' s quite a bit of work, " said Sophomore Southern Studies major, Hope Owens-Wilson- Owens has worked as an assistant stage manager in the Theater Department. " It ' s [setting up] pretty comparable to that of the actors who have to be on stage, except nobody sees you doing the work you have to do. " In the case of the theatre department, this unseen work began years ago. " I was hired in 2002 to restructure the acting program, " Cantu said. " We wanted to build the studios to include more team teaching of voice, speech, movement, and acting. " In Professor Cantu ' s style of teaching, students are given feedback from three different professors regarding every part of their performance. The professors, however, are not paid for their extra work. " It ' s hard to find three people to put in so much work who are not getting paid any more. It takes incredible amounts of dedication. " Cantu said. The results of this dedication are displayed on stage in the ultimate performance: opening night. " Producing a show is like producing a sculpture. Slowly but surely the team chips away at it, " said Theatre Arts major Adam G. Brooks. Over the years the Theatre Department has chipped away at their previous curriculum to improve the quality of the department and the quality of the students they release into the theatrical world. Similarly, for every production, the various actors, crews, stage managers, assistant stage managers, and directors chipped away at a script and stage directions to bring the audience a theatrical sculpture of unforgettable experiences. A rv I f 4 s H vf 7. The cast of Rent sings " La Vie Boheme. " Top Row: Justin Charles. Dominique McClellan (Tom Collins). Alex Hargett (Roger Davis). Christopher Young. Christopher Miller; Bottom Row: Brianna Fuller. Maegan Ewing. Bryce Slocumb (Angel Dumott Schunard). Jade Genga (Mimi Marquez). Adriana Misoul: On table: Nathan Ford (Mark Cohen) 2. Slocumb and McClellan sing " I ' ll Cover You. " J. Genga sings " Out Tonight. " 4. Slocumb takes his final exit after his death in " Contact. " 5. Slocumb and Genga dance while singing " La Vie Boheme. " 6. Nathaniel Burke (Soloist) sings " Christmas Bells. " 7. Kelly Barker (Maureen Johnson) and Kelle Fuller (Joanne Jefferson) sing together in " Take Me or Leave Me. " RENT • ' . 7. Sam Kendricks, Martini Pitts, and Matthew Astorino. 2. Members of the Ole Miss Army ROTC stand in formation before a fall review. 3. A member of Ole Miss ROTC takes part in the push-up portion of their PT training on an early fall morning. I 58 ■ Academics By: Bradley Boleware Photos: Alex Edwards If you walk through campus on any given day you ' ll see students wearing the red and blue of the Ole Miss Rebels, but if you walk through on the right day you just might see students wearing a different color, the olive green camouflage of the United States Army. Barnard Hall houses the offices of the Army ROTC, a program that crafts ordinary individuals into extraordinary officers of the United States Army. The Army ROTC currently has 130 cadets and over half of them come from out of state. The program boasts its academic diversity with its cadets have 30 different majors. Its men and women helped the Ole Miss branch reach 2nd in national ranking in the spring of 2011. After students graduate from the University of Mississippi and the ROTC program they will be commissioned to branches of the Army where they are needed most Graduation can ' t come soon enough for senior criminal justice major, Martini Pitts. She is set to receive her degree in May and is ready to join her unit in Jackson, Miss. Pitts joined the Army ROTC at the University of Mississippi because they spoke to her in a more personable manner than other programs. " I feel like they genuinely cared about me, they listened to my story and they were like we have these options for you if you want them, " Pitts said. Pitts said that the physical training wasn ' t the hardest part for her, but trying to incorporate the Army values into her own set of morals and ethics proved to be difficult She encourages any freshmen interested in entering the Army ROTC to slow down and weigh their options before making any decisions. " Don ' t feel like you have to make a decision right off the bat just weigh out those possibilities your freshmen year, " Pitts said. The students who make up the Army ROTC have specific reasons why they answered the call of duty and freshmen Sam Kendricks from Oxford, Mss. is no different. " I knew I wanted to have a disciplined lifestyle after college and have a great job and the Army is just something that stuck out to me, Kendricks said. " I really wanted to do something with a team aspect " Kendricks is also a member of the track team and said that his commanders have allowed him to train with the track team instead of the typical physical training which other cadets do in die morning from 6 A.M. to 7 A.M. The physical training consists of upper and lower body workouts as well as endurance training such as four mile runs. Kendricks ' his dad played a major role in his decision to join the United States military and encouraged him no matter what " He was a Marine and I originally wanted to be in the Marines because of what he had done, " Kendricks said. " Then I thought the Army was the best place for me. " Like Kendricks, Matthew Astorino a junior linguistics major, had a family serve in the military. His grandfather was an Air Force Pilot Astorino had no doubt in his mind he wanted to be in the military, he said he wanted to ever since he was a boy. " I would like not to be behind a desk for the first four years that I ' m an officer, I ' d like to be in the action, " Astorino said. After Astorino graduates he will move on to commission where he will find his place in the Army, winch he hopes to be exciting. The Army ROTC can be demanding of its members as the program asserts die need for good grades and peak physical condition. But Astorino doesn ' t mind dedicating himself and his rime to the Arm}-. ' 1 see it as a good thing, it ' s not a burden, it keeps you disciplined, keeps you in shape, " Astorino said. ' If an tliing it builds character. " ROTC ■ 59 7, 2 5. Art 111 students work on their charcoal drawings in the union. The completion of a single assignment usually takes up to three weeks. 3. Students perform in Distracted 4. Mississippi: The Dance company performs their Winter Collection in early February, 60 ■ Academics By: Taylor Davenport Photos: Phillip Waller Fine Arts at Ole Miss may be overshadowed by the popular sports program, but at a closer look, artists and performers are equally committed to practicing their craft. Althou gh Mississippi: The Dance Company ' s performance titled A Winter Collection was delivered in early February 2012, the dancers began preparing in October 2011. The process begins with auditions, then with group and solo practices. Freshman Anja Kremer said that an essential part of preparing for A Winter Collection was staying in shape and taking other dance classes. Senior Musical Theatre major Samuel Damare said he enjoyed the difficulty preparing for A Winter Collection. " I loved the variety of dances that I had to perform. I loved the challenge of going from a contemporary piece to a ballet piece, " Damare said. Dance is not the only fine art that requires extreme preparation before presentation. Art 1 1 1 classes can frequently be seen working away on charcoal drawings of certain areas of the Union. Most students spend about three weeks on a single assignment in order to make sure all lines, shades, and proportions are perfect. " The hardest thing about our Union assignment was working with depth and making the captured image look realistic on paper, " said freshman Chandler Moore. Arts ■ 61 Alpha Kappa Alpha - 66 ► Chi Omega - 76 ► Delta Delta Delta - 78 ► Delta Gamma - 80 ► Kappa Alpha Psi- 88 Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta - 92 Phi Kappa Psi - 96 Phi Mu - 98 Pi Beta Phi- 100 90 ► Sigma Chi -104 ► Sigma Nu - 106 ► Sigma Pi- 108 (From left to right) John Sullivan, Vice President of Recruitment Counselors; Diego Garcia, Vice President of Public Relations; Brian Barnes, President; Stace Sievert, Graduate Assistant to the Interfraternity Council; Taylor Blaylock, Vice President of Standards; Reid Patrick, Vice President of Philanthropy; Michael McLarty, Vice President of Scholarship; Patrick Harris, Vice President of Recruitment; Gabe LaBonia, Vice President of Finance. 64 ■ Greeks ► (From left to right) Kristin Buskirk, Vice President of Recruitment; Tara Brando, Vice President of Recruitment Counselors; Kelci Armstrong, Vice President of Judicial Education; : Kate Kellum, President; Alex DeJoy, Vice President of Public Relations; Ashlyn Jones, Vice President of Community Service; Hollis Benton, Secretary Treasurer. IFC Panhallenic ■ 65 ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA By: Chioma Udemgba, President Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded January 15, 1908 at Howard University in Washington D.C., holds the " first " honor among black sororities for both establishment and incorporation. Since the organization ' s centennial in 2008, this esteemed sorority has continued its prevalent work in communities on both a national and international level. AKA has roots in affecting change and administering aid throughout the state of Mississippi and stands firmly for world and local justice. In 1974, the Theta Psi chapter of AKA became the first black sorority at the University of Mississippi-Oxford campus, and since then, the chapter has actively pursued the mission of the national organization through maintaining a superior service and scholarship record, while allowing its member to experience as sisterhood like no other. The chapter is no stranger to local recognition for the various programs implemented within the Oxford- Lafayette community, and never shies away from an opportunity to offer aid. Members are not only active in the community, but also maintain an active interest in college life and scholastic endeavors. Be it academics, athletics or any extracurricular endeavor, Theta Psi members thrive in their undergraduate careers, and mature to become influential leaders during their lifetime commitment to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. One can always tell an AKA woman, if not by her colors, then by her friendly smile and generous heart that is always ready to help others in need. 7. VOLUNTEER AKA President, Chioma Udemgba, volunteers in the community by working with Oxford Elementary School kids 2. READ Alpha Kappa Alpha reads books to first graders at the Boys and Girls Club 3. PRESENTATION Kristin Bridges and Khaleah Evans attend the Neophyte Presentation 4 SCHOOLS AKA gives back to the community by spending time at local schools 5. BEAUTY Lauren Lyles with one of the participants at the Emerging Young Leaders Event, where AKA discussed the importance of reading, organizational skills, and exploring inner beauty through art and dance 6. SMILE Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter poses in the Union 7. ALUMNI AKA Black Alumni Weekend 8. CHARITY AKA participates in Pack-A-Thon for Feed the Hunger with Chancellor Dan Jones and his wife Lydia. National Chapter Founded .-TOOR Colors Sainton. Pink and Apple Green Motto re and Bv Merit, Biggest Event of the Year The Ivv Leaf 66 ■ Greeks • !1 |kf ; tfe» , » ? i S»1 I M - ' . ► Jit j p. 11 A i A Flower Philanthropy Jubilation Cheesecake Sale for Relay for Life Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Alpha Kappa Alpha ■ 67 ALPHA PHI ALPHA By: Omar Hamid, President Over the course of the semester, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. ' s Nu Upsilon Chapter has continuously reached out to the community. We have touched lives and brought smiles to the face of many. The aims of the fraternity are manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind. This is a statement that we have upheld and will continue to uphold for as long as we exist. Some of our community service projects include Passport to Manhood with the Boys Girls Club, Highway Cleanup with the mayor, service at St. Jude Children ' s Research Hospital, Grove Cleanup, and More Than A Meal. Passport to Manhood was a project that lasted for eight weeks in which we mentored young adolescents. We taught these young men core responsibilities and valuable skills to use as they mature into outstanding adults. Highway Cleanup was a project that we undertook upon the request of Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson with other Greek Letter Organizations. The purpose was to clean and to bring beauty to the environment. At St. Jude ' s, we organized a fun day for the patients and their parents to create a moment of tranquility in their time of suffering. During Grove Cleanup, we collected recyclables promoting environmental friendliness. Lastly, More than a Meal was an event where we provided hot and delicious meals to low income families. These were projects that we enjoyed doing and in doing so help us grow as a chapter. In closing, community service is something that we feel honored to do. To give back to a community that has supported us since our charter was founded is a wonderful thing within itself. We will continue to uphold our aims of manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind as we continue to march onward and upward toward the light. 7. MARCH Members of Alpha Phi Alpha helped lead the Take Back the Night march, which is an annual march held to protest rape and other acts of sexual violence 2. CHAPTER Members of the chapter take an impromptu picture after completing its weekly chapter meeting 3. FORMAL Alphas pose for a formal picture of the chapter members 4. GREEN Alpha Phi Alpha won the inaugural Green Cup. commemorating the chapter ' s commitment to sustainability and environmental efforts 5. CHARITY The Alphas hop in front of the Phi Mu house during the Phi Mu. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Kappa Alpha Order philanthropy dinner to raise money for a local organization 6. PAGEANT Chapter honored Poinesha Barnes as the winner of the 2011 Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant 7. SMILE The brothers take an informal chapter picture after performing at Union Unplugged during Homecoming Week. National Chapter Founded Biggest Event of the Year 68 ■ Greeks Colors Philanthropy Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Alpha Phi Alpha ■ 69 By: Gretchen Mueller. President The 20 1 1 - 20 1 2 school year has been a great year for Alpha Omicron Pi. After a wonderful recruitment, we were pleased to welcome 132 new members into our sisterhood. Thanks to the involvement of the Ole Miss community, we were able to show our support for the Arthritis Foundation with the successful ' AOPie ' sale. Our new members always make us proud, but they blew us out of the water when they took home the second place title at the annual Theta Encore dance competition! We were pleased to attend the Quadrennial Red Rose Ball formal in Memphis, Tennessee which resulted in a meaningful year for Alpha Omicron Pi. We look forward to the spring semester where we will be hosting the Run for the Roses event supporting the Arthritis Foundation and our annual Spaghetti dinner with Alpha Phi Alpha benefitting the Touched by an Angel Ministry. Alpha Omicron Pi has had a wonderful year at Ole Miss, and we look forward to many more. National Chapter Founded Mascot Cardinal 70 ■ Greeks 7. BID DAY AOPi chapter poses outside of the Alpha Omicron Pi house during Bid Day 2011 2. RUSH Alpha Omicron Pi members pose for a picture before philanthropy round of recruitment 3. BAKE SELL Members sell various slices of pie for the annual AOPie Sale benefiting the Arthritis Foundation 4. BALL Members of the Leadership Council pose before the Red Rose Ball, a special formal that occurs once every four years; president, Gretchen Mueller wears red. 5. ENCORE Alpha Omicron Pi Pledge Class 2011 performs during Theta Encore to a medley of Beyonce songs. Biggest Event of the Year Philanthropy Flower Ole Miss Chapter Founded Jacqueminot Rose 1 958 Alpha Omicron Pi ■ ALPHA TAU OMEGA By: Graham Inman, President Alpha Tau Omega is pleased to say that we have been actively involved on campus this year by having several members involved in leadership roles on ASB and IFC. Positions held include Attorney General (Evan Kirkham), Community Relations (Troy Jackson), Vice Chair of Judicial for ASB (Travis Grey), and for IFC, Public Relations (Diego Garcia). We have also had one of our members inducted into the Ole Miss Hall of Fame, Troy Jackson. Ourphilanthropythisyearisgoingtowards the Lafayette County Literacy Council and we hope to raise $35,000, increasing the amount of $31,000 we donated last year. The chapter is also actively involved with the Ole Miss Big Event. We also had a successful rush this year, taking the largest pledge class our chapter has ever had of over 80 men, but at the same time, not compromising the quality of young men taken. The Ole Miss Alpha Tau Omega chapter is the largest ATO chapter in the nation. National Chapter Founded Mascot Colors Motto House Mother Flower 72 ■ Greeks 7. SMILE Alpha Tau Omega seniors pose in front of the house 2. BID NIGHT ATO Bid Night 2011 3. 2009 ATO pledge class gathers outside of the house 4. zNNIS ATOs pose with sorority tennis girls in the backyard of the A TO house 5. RA VE A TO hosts a Rave party 6. FRATERNITY The Alpha Tau Omega chapter takes a group photo. Biggest Event of the Year Philanthropy Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Alpha Tau Omega ■ 73 BETA THETA PI By: Murphy Turner, President Brotherhood is key for members of the Beta: Beta chapter of BetaTheta Pi. Each semester we strive to maintain the strongest Brotherhood in the Ole Miss Greek community. This past year was filled with several great accomplishments for the chapter as they continued to set Beta firsts. Members came together on several occasions to give back to the community through service as the chapter surpassed its goal of over 600 hours of community service for the semester. Our biggest philanthropy was the first annual Grove Games held at the chapter house this past fall raising money for More Than a Meal of Oxford. The brothers also recruited an amazing pledge class that is sure to lead the chapter to new highs in the years to come. The energy and excitement for the Fraternity is contagious and we invite each and every student at Ole Miss to come and get a first hand account of the great things going on at Beta Theta Pi. National Chapter Founded Mascot Draqon Colors House Mother 74 ■ Greeks s -T i :HUII1II11H™K HK l BYU Welcoming the BYU fans to Ole Miss 2. RENOVATION The Beta house after renovations J. DATE PARTY Austin Jones, and JJ Thomasson at Christmas Date Party 4. SMILE Chaoter poses in front of the house on Bid Day 5. SWAP Taylor Sims and Ross Hogancamp with their dates before a swap 6. CLASSY Members dressed up for a Beta function 7. SWEETHEART Alex Shelton. Steven Shepard. Daniel McKnight. Joe Kelly, and Austin Jones with our sweetheart, Haley Kesterson, before fall formal. Biggest Event of the Year Philanthropy Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Beta Theta P« 75 By: Alise Darnell, President Every year the Chi Omega Chapter at Ole Miss holds an annual crawfish boil benefiting the Gardener-Simmons Home in Tupelo, Mississippi on the back porch of the Chi O house with live entertainment. The Gardener-Simmons Home was built on behalf of 5 Chi Omega ' s that were killed in a tragic car accident on Highway 6, 25 years ago. We successfully raised $29,000 at the event to support the home for the whole year. The Make-a-Wish foundation is our national- philanthropy. Last year, we put on a fashion show for 15-year-old Kayla from Pontotoc. We built a cat walk and created the scene with photographers and guest judges. Kayla was invited to be one of the guest judges for the " Fall Fashion Show " along with her family and two of her friends. Chi O girls dressed in their stylish outfits and walked the runway for Kayla. At the end of the show, we revealed to Kayla that she was not only the guest judge, but that this was all for her. We granted her wish of a shopping spree. A limo took her to Tupelo to shop and then back home to St. Jude. Kayla was such a blessing to the Chi O ' s at Ole Miss. It was very humbling being able to experience Kayla ' s gratitude and true joy of her wish being granted. We are excited to plan and grant our next wish in February, Spring 2012. 7. BID DAY The Ole Miss Chi Omega chapter takes a group photo outside the Chi O house on Bid Day 2. STEP Chi Omega members participated in a step show outside the Union 3 MOST BEAUTIFUL Members congratulate their sister, Natalie Wood, after being crowned Most Beautiful 4. HALLOWEEN Chi Os hand out candy and dress up for Halloween outside the Chi Omega house 5. CRAWFISH A group of Chi Omegas pose for a picture at the annual Chi O Crawfish Boil benefiting the Gardner Simmons Home for Girls 6. POSE Members pose outside the Union after participating in a step show 7. SMILE Chi Omega Charity Bowl cheerleaders smile after their performance. National Chapter Founded Colors Red and Yello House Mother Flower " Q r arnati Biggest Event of the Year Gardner Simmons Crawfish Boil 76 ■ Greeks Philanthropy : ns - : ne and Make A Wist - Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Mascot Chi Omega ■ DELTA DELTA DELTA By: Marita Walton, President The Tri-Deltas have had an amazing year! Our members have used their talents in all areas of life on campus and in the community. The entire student body was proud to elect Maggie Day as Homecoming Queen, Neal Tisher as M-Club Junior Maid, and Brittany Richardson as Class Favorite. Caroline Connerly, Most Beautiful 2011, looked stunning on stage next to our 7 actives named Campus Beauties. Brianna Adkins, Elizabeth Mazzanti, and Joanna David were elected President, Treasurer, and Secretary respectively of the Engineering Student Body. Tri-Deltas are also involved in other student organizations on campus, including Ambassadors, Ole Miss Columns Society, Who ' s Who Among American Universities and Colleges, and the Associated Student Body. We were proud to cheer for our 3 actives as they competed and placed in the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Even though we are involved in student life, Tri-Delta realizes the importance of giving back to the community. We raise money to support our Carson-Pitcock Scholarship, Oxford Medical Ministries, and our national philanthropy, St. Jude Children ' s Research Hospital. Emily Lovejoy, our Philanthropy Chair, was recognized nationally as the Tri- Delta Philanthropy Chair of the Year for her outstanding work. In the spring, we traveled to Memphis for a chapter retreat to St. Jude to visit the Tri-Delta floor in the hospital and to meet patients and families. Through all our members ' dedication, we were able to raise more than $62,000 for St. Jude! We could not be more proud to support such a deserving and generous organization. Our chapter motto is " Let us steadfastly love one another. " Our chapter is more than a sorority; we ' re a family. National Chapter Founded Mascot 1 888 Dolphin Colors Silver, Gold, Blue Motto House Mother Flower 78 ■ Greeks 7. RETREAT Nicole Boyd, Callie Rush, and Julie Mauldin pose at the St. Jude Chapter Retreat 2. CONTEST Pancake-eating contest fundraiser: Pancakes For Kids J HOMECOMING Senior Pledge Class poses with Homecoming Queen. Maggie Day 4. PANCAKES Philanthropy ( Emily Lovejoy poses with Taylor Clements and Rachel Truxillo at Pancakes for Kids 5. FAMILY Homecoming Queen. Maggie Day and her dad Bill Day 6 HOMECOMING Lawn Decoratic during Homecoming week 7. BID DAY Chapter photo outside the Tn-Delta house on Bid Day. Biggest Event of the Year Pancakes for Kids Philanthropy St. Jude Children ' s Research Hos: Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Delta Delta Delta ■ 79 7. Chapter poses outside the DG house for Bid Day 2. F Rush Team 2010-2011: Amanda Hall, Maidee-Parker Davis Brittany Harris, Katherine Johnson, Jazz Kolb, Elizabeth Blossom, and Tori Aaron 3. Jazz Kolb ai id Meredith Black love our Rebs 4. Lauren Creswell, Brittany Harris, Johnna McDougal Kaitlin Kennedy, and Jennifer Varner all went to get their Paula Deen ' s Southern Cookm Bible signed on the square 5. Sophomores AnnaBeth Pardue, Abby Tiefel. Maddy Walker, Emily Bartusek, and Victoria Vosburg were so excited to see our girls running down the hill 6. Juniors Kate Kellum, Samantha Donahue, Kayte Charlier, and Tate Davis anxiously await for our new members 7. Samantha Donahue and Merrie Claire Barnes welcome new members Marlee Wood and Rebecca Flores, to our bond of sisterhood. National Chapter Founded Colors Motto House Mother 80 I. Greeks It ' s no surprise to hear Delta Gamma ' s name around Ole Miss for our campus wide involvement, our enthusiasm for our philanthropy, and our commitment to the Oxford community- Although the social aspect of every Greek organization is always fun, it ' s our philanthropies, Service for Sight and Golden Anchor, that mean the most to us. We held our annual Anchor Games, a competition between all the fraternities on campus this fall. During the spring semester, we are holding our annual milk and cookie sale. All of the proceeds to both of these fund raisers go toward our philanthropy. Although supporting our philanthropy comes first. Delta Gamma is also known for supporting others, as well. We won Sigma Nu ' s Charity Bowl cheerleading competition last spring, and we supported Mississippi Blood Services and Oxford Medical Missions by competing in Sigma Ghi ' s Derby Days competition, and won it for the third year in a row. In between the long chapter meetings, and hard competition practices, we still continue to value the strong meaning of sisterhood. Biggest Event of the Year Philanthropy Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Delta Gamma 81 DELTA PSI By: Wil Yerger, President Delta Psi Fraternity, also known as St. Anthony Hall, was founded at Columbia University on January 17, 1847. The Phi Chapter here at Ole Miss was founded shortly after on June 22, 1855, making it the oldest fraternity at the University of Mississippi. The men of St. Anthony Hall have a long-standing tradition of excellence in all aspects of student life. From service to academics to leadership, Delta Psi is successful in every endeavor. After winning the Chancellor ' s Cup 3 years in a row, the fraternity has also seen success in intramurals and a variety of university-sponsored activities. Members are involved in organizations such as the Associated Student Body, the Student Programming Board, Orientation Leaders, RUF, Columns Society, Ole Miss Ambassadors, club sports, and many more. My time at Delta Psi has been an experience I wouldn ' t trade for anything. The bonds of brotherhood and the memories made are aspects of my college life that will stay with me forever. I have made life-long friends — true brothers — here at Ole Miss thanks to this fraternity. I have spent many of the most amazing times of my life with my brothers. From the formals to my academic endeavors, I have found nothing but support from my brothers. Delta Psi has exposed me to a world that I didn ' t even know existed at Ole Miss. You will find no other man of the same caliber as a man of St. Anthony Hall anywhere else on this campus. Delta Psi doesn ' t give you just a place to hang out and friends for your short time here, it gives you a home away from home and a family you can ' t find anywhere else. National Chapter Founded Mascot Colors Biggest Event of the Year 84 ■ Delta Psi 7. CRAWFISH Robert Eberhart attends the annual Delta Psi Crawfish Boil 2. FLYING Addison Dent and Tommy Skelton flying In Tommy ' s plane one afternoon after class 3. GROVE Farjad Khan and Zander Williamson in the grove on game day 4. BID DAY Connor McClain, Joseph Katool. Logan Kirk land. Josh Bowles, John Wetzel. Ryan McDurmon. Colby Woods, and Delta Psi Sweetheart, Beth Cox. at Delta Gamma ' s Bid Day 5. PLEDGE CLASS Fall 2011 pledge class on Bid Day 6. BOIL Robert Eberhart, Ben May, Austin Alexander, and Matthew Henry at the Crawfish Boil 7. DECORATIONS 2077 Homecoming lawn decorations 8. FOOTBALL Pledge vs. active football game 9. TAILGAITING Hunter Treutel and Wil Yerger tailgating in the grove. Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Delta Psi ■ 83 THETA I By: Tracie Harris, President A Sorority Called to Serve. . . Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1913, but our roots of the Lambda Sigma Chapter sprang forth on the University of Mississippi ' s campus in 1974. Since then our chapter at Ole Miss has been leading by example on how sorority life should be upheld. Founded on the principles of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service, we of the Lambda Sigma Chapter have worked to prove ourselves by unmeasured hours of community service, countless nights of academic preparation and achievement and creating a bond like no other. Being called to serve is no easy task. It takes hard work, dedication and the will to help others in need. Much of our time is spent mentoring young girls at the Boys and Girls Club of America through our self-esteem workshop, entitled Ladies in 3D: Dream, Decide, Do and dedicating our evenings to spending time with the residents of Graceland Care Center, our devoted members of the Lambda Sigma Chapter represent exactly what our founders had intended to accomplish. We are known throughout the campus for all of our efforts to educate the student body outside of the classroom. Through themed " Girl Talks " throughout the academic year, Health Awareness Week in January, Go Red for Women events in February, March Madness, Delta Weeks, Rock the Vote: Know the Issues and AIDS Awareness in October, our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner in November, and more, we work diligently to ensure we impact the campus and community in as many ways as possible.We are a philanthropic sorority; the wellness of others is what matters most. We organize all of our programs with our national Five Point Thrusts in mind: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement. The Lambda Sigma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is unquestionably a sorority called to serve. HUL w %s _A 1 National Chapter Founded Colors Philanthropy 1. President, Tracie Harris, joins in on the Conservation with ladies in 3-D: Dream, Decide, Do! 2. Wal-Mart gift card recipient for the March Madness community service event 3. Members of the Lambda Sigma chapter 4. Free meal recipients during the March Madness community service event Ole Miss Chapter Founded 84 ■ Greeks By: Catherine Scott, President Kappa Kappa Gamma is the proud recipient of the 2011 Chancellor ' s Cup, which is awarded each year to the best overall sorority at Ole Miss. Kappa ' s dedication to friendship, loyalty, scholarship, and community service is obvious through the members of this chapter. This past year, Kappa sponsored the first ever collegiate " Feed the Hunger " program at Ole Miss, raising over $55,000. Locally, Kappas are involved with Reading is Fundamental, which is supported through BBQ for Books and Kappa Karnival. Each summer Kappa sends members to Africa to provide books and bears to children and to also participate in special projects that help the needy. Kappas are very involved at Ole Miss and are well represented in the Honors College, Varsity Soccer, Rebelettes, Cheerleaders, Honor Societies, theater, chorus, Bible studies and many other organizations. Kappas are dedicated to scholarship, leadership and friendship, while making a difference on campus, in our community and throughout the world. ,.• m ► 3 1 m 7 " - " " ' 1 . Kappas pose with new members at the Bid Day party 2. Kappas host Kappa Karnival to raise money RIF in the grove J Kappa loves 8 our Rebs 4. Geaux Kappa! Bid Day 2012. National Chapter Founded Mascot Colors House Mother Flower Philanthropy PHI DELTA THETA By: Graham Jones, President Phi Delt has accomplished several great things this year. In the spring, Phi Delt hosted the second annual Drive to Defeat ALS, which raised over $17,000 dollars to help defeat ALS. In the fall, Phi Delt came away with a great rush class as we brought in 80 new members. Phi Delt also pledged itself to the Adopt- A-Basket drive at Ole Miss and helped raise over 50 baskets for the local community. From involvement with Habitat for Humanity to IFC President, Phi Delts try as hard as they can to give back to the school that has given so much to each of them. 7. A few Phi Delts getting ready to go for a quick ski run on the lake 2. Celebrating the Fourth of July at Moon Lake is a great way the guys get back together during the summer months. Why did you decide to go Greek? I was very involved in high school so I wanted to be a part of an organization in college. I have a history of Greeks in my family so it seemed like the natural thing to do. I love that I ' m a part of something that gives back to the community through our philanthropies. I ' ve mad e friends that I will have for the rest of my life. My sorority is my home away from home at college. I know that my ' sisters ' always have my back. -Clayton Kelly, Senior Delta Delta Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma ■ 85 86 ■ Greeks ZETA PHI BETA By: Etoshia Butler, President As the president of the Tau Eta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, I am delighted to present this yearbook. Throughout my term, my goal is to reclaim visionary leadership in my sorority, within National Pan-Hellenic Council, and throughoutUniversityAffairs. The Tau Eta Chapter continues to embody the principles Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded upon. We encourage scholarship and sisterly love through our mentorship: My Kid Sister Program with Delia Davison Elementary School. We exhibit the ideal of community service by hosting our annual Kid ' s Day and Stroll for Hope: Autism Walk, helping with Move-In Day, commiting to Highway Pick- Up, ushering for the UM Gospel Choir and giving a Campus Tour to students from Quitman County . Lastly, we illustrate Finer Womanhood by hosting programs such as A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Heaviness In My Womb to empower and educate women and men of all ages. Zeta Phi Beta sponsors the Stroll for Hope to promote Stroll for Hope on the Union Plaza. National Chapter Founded Colors Royal Blue and Pure White Symbol Ole Miss Chapter Founded Zeta Phi Beta 87 KAPPA ALPHA PSI By: Daniel Roberts, President Kappa Alpha Psi, a college Fraternity, now comprised of functioning Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters on major campuses and in cities throughout the country, is the crystallization of a dream. It is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by the late Revered Founders Elder Watson Diggs, " The Dreamer " ; John Milton Lee ; Byron K. Armstrong; Guy Levis Grant; Ezra D. Alexander; Henry T. Asher; Marcus P. Blakemore; Paul W. Caine; Edward G. Irvin and George W. Edmonds The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians and stimulate them to accomplishments higher than they might have imagined. Fashioning achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity. The Lambda Pi Chapter was chartered at the University of Mississippi on April 16, 1983. With Lambda Pi being a colony of the Beta Mu Chapter, which is located at Lemoyne Owens College in Memphis, TN, the chapter was strongly accepted into the South Central Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Keeping the dream of our Noble Founders in mind and the hard dedicated work of the thirteen who help chartered Lambda Pi, the chapter have been and keep producing Achievers in Every Field of Human Endeavors. ILl is r i ■ ■ ■L Km I it 1 " i i J: X ' 4 _ V r ug iMF ' r ' P™ n f ' ffMI 1 i i i 1 National Chapter Founded Symbol Colors Krimson and Krear Biggest Event of the Year Krimson and Kream Scholarship F 88 ■ Greeks i 7. POSE Jeremiah Brown, Caleb Lee, Larry Smith, Brandon Smith pose in front 2. PAGEANT Brothers at Krimson and Kream Pageant 5t 3. SMILE Brandon Smith, Jeremiah Brown, Larry Smith, Ronnie Thomas, Chigozie Udemgba 4. PROBATE Rashad Bell, Demetrius Morgan, Johnathan Reed, and Kori Smith at the Fall 2011 Probate 5. PERFORM Kappa Alpha Psi brothers prior to a performance at Union Unplugged 6. MISS KRIMSON Chigozie Udemgba, Ronnie Thomas, Caleb Lee, Jeremiah Brown, Larry Smith, and Brandon Smith pose with I Krear . Janee ' D. Hodges 7 FIRST PLACE Rashad Bell, Demetrius Morgan, Johnathan Reed Kori Smith win first place at the Fall 2011 Probate 8. POSE Quadray Kohlhiem, Daniel C. Roberts, and Jarred Chrisler 9 BROTHERS Jeremiah Brown, Ronnie Thomas, Larry Smith, Brandon Smith, and Chigozie Udemgba Philanthropy _:ude Children ' s Research Hospital Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Kappa Alpha Psi ■ 89 KAPPA ALPHA THETA By: Hillary Goodfellow, President Being a member of Kappa Alpha Theta means always having plenty of fun activities in which to participate, and the 2011-2012 school year was no exception! Even though our football season left many wishing for more wins, our bright yellow tent proudly stood on the walk of champions as a place for all our friends and family to grab a kite-shaped cookie or top off their drink before kickoff. No matter the score, we never missed a game. Our members worked diligently in preparing for the largest recruitment ever at Ole Miss. We couldn ' t have been more excited when our hard work paid off with the fabulous new members we welcomed on Bid Day. Meeting all the women who Thought Theta was one of my favorite mom ents of the year. We had a blast dancing the night away at all our social events. With fun themes such as Country Club and Tacky Christmas, these events were a perfect excuse to take the night off from studying and just have fun. We hosted our most successful philanthropy event ever, when Theta Encore raised over $15,000 for CAS A and the Scarlet Lawrence Akins Foundation. We are so thankful to all those who helped make Theta Encore so successful this year, especially all the women who danced. This was a great year to be a Theta at Ole Miss! 7. BID DAY Meagan Maloney and Morgan Collier pose outside the house with Theta cut-out on Bid Day waiting for new members to run down the hill 2. SMILE Kappa Alpha Theta chapter takes group photo outside the house on Bid Day. 3. CHARITY Members take a picture outside of C hick-Fil-A during the annual Sign And Dine philanthropy event, where proceeds go to CASA and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation 4. BIDS Francesca Hutton, Jessica Hedge, Carly Quijano, and Lexi Worth are excited after receiving their bids on Bid Day 5. ISH Members take a break from Recruitment Workshop to show off their Think Theta tanks during the first week of school 6. GROVE Alex Turner, Meagan Maloney, and Becca Wirick in the Grove before a football game 7. SWAP Danielle Dean, LaunBeth Stough, and Helena St. Claire get ready for the first swap, Mathletes and Athletes. National Chapter Founded Biggest Event of the Year 90 ■ Greeks House Mother Mascot Philanthropy Ole Miss Chapter Founded Kappa Alpha Theta ■ 91 KAPPA DELTA By: Eleanor Valentine, President This has been an amazing year for the ladies of Kappa Delta. Founded in 1897, Kappa Delta Sorority has always been committed to scholarship, service to others, and true friendship. Alpha Mu chapter was founded at the University of Mississippi in 1927, and this September, they happily welcomed their largest pledge class to date of 1 1 7 women. The women of the Alpha Mu chapter of Kappa Delta have raised over $40,000 for Prevent Child Abuse America and the Exchange Club of Oxford by hosting their annual Shamrock event. Each year, KD sponsors a golf tournament, catfish dinner, and silent auction to support this wonderful cause. This past year, KD received the Exchange Club ' s Golden Book award for outstanding service. Kappa Delta has also raised thousands of dollars for the Susan C. Haskins Memorial Scholarship. KD has also been a proud partner of Girl Scouts of America since 199 8, and our Alpha Mu chapter holds monthly events for local troops to instill in them the values of confidence and friendship. Alpha Mu chapter was recognized at Kappa Delta ' s National convention for their outstanding Girl Scout and Shamrock events. " KD ' s philanthropies have given me so many amazing opportunities to give back to Oxford through Shamrock and just by hanging out with local Girl Scout troops! It ' s really hard not to have fun while we serve others with our best friends by our side, " said Vice President-Community Service, Natalie Poole. Kappa Delta ' s members are widely involved on campus. They are proud to have members in ASB positions, honor societies, and various other student organizations. During this year ' s homecoming festivities, Kappa Delta was happy to have one of our own, Mar) ' Alex Street, elected as Mss Ole Mss and Ashleigh Davis and Emily Cutrer as junior and senior maid. National Chapter Founded Mascot Colors House Mother Flower 92 ■ Greeks 1. HONOR Logan Rush and Kappa Delta sister, Mary Alex Street, represent Ole Miss with great respect and honor as Colonel Reb and Miss Ole Miss 2. BID DAY Kappa Delta chapter poses outside of the Kappa Delta house on Bid Day 3. RUSH All smiles and laughter to finish off such a fun and reward day after a long week of rush 4. SMILE KD rush chairman. Janeanna Shell, and president Eleanor Valentine, congratulate themselves on a job well done on KD Bid Day 2012 5. REUNITED Sisters, Mary Alex and Emilie Street, are finally reunited together at Kappa Delta and could not be happier 6 MISS OLE MISS Eager friends gather at the Lyceum steps to congratulate their new Miss Ole Miss. Mary Alex Street 7. RUN Senior Kappa Deltas. Caitlin Mondelli Jen Mason, Hannah Korte, Kenlea Blann, Katie Dillard, and Tori Bufkin. hold a KD Bid Day jersey while eagerly waiting for the freshmen to run to their new home. Biggest Event of the Year in Philanthropy Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Kappa Delta ■ 93 By: Taylor McGraw, President This year the Delta Xi chapter of Kappa Sigma and its members continue to achieve excellence and celebrated a great year recruiting new members. Our national ranking for recruiting this year include Most Improved District Recruitment, Top 25 Overall Recruiting Chapters, Top 10 Recruiting Districts, and Top 25 Most Improved Recruiting Chapters. Kappa Sigma members provide leadership and service across campus in the community. Some of our members currently hold the positions of Associated Student Body President, Inter-Fraternity Council President, IFC Vice President of Standards, and are in involved in various organizations on campus including, Ole Miss Ambassadors, Ole Miss Orientation Leaders, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, Order of Omega, Associated Student Body, Cardinal Club, Freshman Focus, Honors College, Rhodes Scholars, Croft Institute for International Studies, Angle Ranch, Oxford Food Pantry, Leap Frog for Children, Boys and Girls Club, More Than a Meal, and Memory Makes. In 2011, Kappa Sig raised $50,000 to benefit Angel Ranch during the Diamond Day activities. Kappa Sigma creates an inclusive environment for members from diverse backgrounds and from across the United States, creating a strong sense of family and a bond of brothers. National Chapter Founded Colors land Gree House Mother Biggest Event of the Year 94 ■ Greeks -it r i?£r m 1 ■B. fl w 1 — " 1 vibq - ■Lbt ' jW p ViJVfl P 1 M J ■V 1 1 I ■ 1 V. Sit iMA FRATEIWflT Y P f ta Hie 1 Order oi Angel Ronch S 45.000 J Hfe for :»»? ; t ' A rfr 1 1 i.-; ' ' ■ " ■ ■ j. .. % T - ■» ■ -4,-, . - • • if - A ■ -»m£m i M j ' m f 1 m 1 , v. IP , 1 7. BID DAY Kappa Sigma Pledge Class 2011 on Bid Day 2. CHARITY Diamond Day 2011, where Kappa Sig raised $45,000 for Angel Ranch 3. QUEENS Diamond Day Queens represented by each of the sororities 4. GROVE Active undergraduates in the Grove with our 2012 Sweetheart 5. CHRISTMAS Tacky Christmas Date Party 6. ASB Taylor McGraw. 2011 ASB President, and Kappa Sig actives after hearing the results from the ASB elections. Philanthropy Diamond Day Benefiting Angel Ranch Number of Active Members Flower of the ValleN Ole Miss Chapter Founded Kappa Sigma ■ 95 PHI KAPPA PSI By: Andrew Berra, President Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded January 15, 1908 at Howard University in Washington D.C., holds the " first " honor among black sororities for both establishment and incorporation. Since the organization ' s centennial in 2008, this esteemed sorority has continued its prevalent work in communities on both a national and international level. AKA has roots in affecting change and administering aid throughout the state of Mississippi and stands firmly for world and local justice. In 1 974, the Theta Psi chapter of AKA became the first black sorority at the University of Mississippi-Oxford campus, and since then, the chapter has actively pursued the mission of the national organization through maintaining a superior service and scholarship record, while allowing its member to experience as sisterhood like no other. The chapter is no stranger to local recognition for the various programs implemented within the Oxford-Lafayette community, and never shies away from an opportunity to offer aid. Members are not only active in the community but also maintain an active interest in college life and scholastic endeavors. Be it academics, athletics or any extracurricular endeavor, Theta Psi members thrive in their undergraduate careers, and mature to become influential leaders during their lifetime commitment to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. One can always tell an AKA woman, if not by her colors, then by her friendly smile and generous heart that is always ready to help others in need. National Chapter Founded Colors Flower Biggest Event of the Year 96 ■ Greeks 7. HOMECOMING Phi Kappa Psi participates in the lawn decorating contest during O e Miss Homecoming week 2011 2. FO R M AL Spring Formal in New Orleans J. NEW ORLEANS Group of Phi Kappa Psis getting cultured in New Orleans 4. BAND Phi Kappa Psi hosts the Casey Donahew Band in the backyard of the house 5 RETREAT Brothers at the annual leadership retreat in Cabo San Lucas 6. FIRST Phi Kappa Psi wins 1st place at Anchor Splash 2011. Philanthropy Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Phi Kappa Psi ■ 97 PHIMU By: Hailey Henderson, President This semester was filled with tons of exciting events for our chapter. From swaps and formals to campaigning and philanthropy, there was never a dull moment at the Phi Mu house. On October 2nd, Phi Mu had yet another wonderful recruitment pledging 130 women. While recruitment is always a main event, the ladies of Phi Mu find an equal balance with strengtheningour sisterhood bond and successfully fundraising for our philanthropy. On November 16, we hosted " Texas Hold ' Em for Kids " a poker tournament at the lyric benefitting Children ' s Miracle Network Hospitals and LeBonheur Children ' s Hospital in Memphis. This event turned out to be one of our most successful philanthropic events as we raised just over $25,000. Encompassing as many wonderful women as Phi Mu does, it was no surprise that our chapter received many campus- wide recognitions and honors this semester! Kim Dandridge was elected as President of the Associated Student Body in the spring election. Robin Walker was chosen as Campus Favorite 2011, Sidney Anne Fusich was selected Freshman Homecoming Maid, and Megan McBeth was selected Sophomore Homecoming Maid. Our intramural flag football team won the annual Robert Langley memorial flag football tournament in September. We also were the champions for All Greek women ' s flag football division. The team was lead by Phi Mu senior, Lindsey Rychlak. We also had 6 phi mu ladies inducted into the Who ' s Who Among Ameri can Colleges and Universities. These ladies include Kim Biagini, Emily Boatner, Marianna Breland, Hailey Henderson, Kasey Kirchner, and Robin Walker. Marianna Breland was also named a 2012 Hall of Fame Graduate. We are so proud of our many accomplishments as a chapter and look forward to making many more with the years to come. National Chapter Founded Mascot Colors •lose ar Motto House Mother Flower 98 ■ Greeks 3M 1. Phi Mu chapter poses outside the Phi Mu house on Bid Day 2011 2. Phi Mu takes a trip to the Memphis Zoo 3. Phi Mu, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Order, and Alpha Phi Alpha join together for an annual fundraising event benefiting a local charity 4. Each member of the Phi Mu chapter participated in the second annual Big Event 5. Kimberly Dandridge, junior Phi Mu, announced as president of the ASB 6. The women of Phi Mu attend the spring concert put on each spring by the Student Programming Board 7. Phi Mu chapter is excited about their new members on Bid Day! Biggest Event of the Year Philanthropy Children ' s Miracle Network Hospitals Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Phi Mu ■ 99 PI BETA PHI By: Elizabeth Ryan Pi Beta Phi is a sorority based around building life long friendships and serving the community through their Philanthropic service. The national philanthropy of Pi Phi is First Book. They partner with the company to raise money for underprivileged children to help them receive books. Each year the girls of Pi Phi host 2 campus and community wide fundraisers for the organization. This year the ladies hosted Chili Cook-Off at their house, and raised around $10,000 dollars. In the spring the members host a speed read in the union, this event asks members of the campus to read a Dr. Seuss book and see how many words they can read in one minute. The sorority partners with local elementary schools as well. Selected members of the chapter go to the schools and read with the students each week; as a part of the Champions are Readers program. The ladies of Pi Beta Phi are proud to say that they were finalists in the Josh Abbot Band Sorority Contest. The girls made videos and dances to try and sway Josh Abbot to come to their chapter for an acoustic concert and for a donation to their philanthropy. During formal recruitment the Mississippi Beta chapter of Pi Phi received 127 new members, their biggest pledge class to date. In their free time many of the Pi Phis spend their time at the square, in the Grove, and belonging to other various organizations on campus. The ladies wear their Pi Beta Phi letters proudly across campus and in their home towns all over the nation. They are always having fun, building friendships, and lending a helping hand. 100 ■ Greeks Pi Beta Phi ■ 101 PI KAPPA ALPHA By: Justin Melton, President The 2011-2012 school year has been a one of great strides for the Gamma Iota chapter. The Gamma Iota Chapter created a new philanthropy event on the Ole Miss campus in 201 1 known as " Pike Powder Puff " in which all the sororities on campus competed in a flag football tournament in order to raise money for Feed the Hunger and Love for Life Foundations ' . The chapter raised $25,000 collectively. More recently the chapter has participated in the Adopt a highway program. In fall 2011 the Gamma Iota chapter won Delta Gamma ' s Anchor Splash. Four members of the chapter are executive officers of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity on the Ole Miss Campus. These four men chartered this fraternity and it is now in its first year of operation on the campus. Within the past semester the Gamma Iota chapter has drastically improved the image of its real estate. The once brick red house has now transformed into a white wonder. From top to bottom the house has reconfigured in order to create another marvel on fraternity row. The landscaping has been redone adding some much needed depth to Pike house lawn. The decks have been painted giving it a much sleeker image. Perhaps the greatest change is the golden letters on the front of the house. Until 201 1 the Pike house only had letters on the backside of the house, and on the front the words Pi Kappa Alpha were barely readable because they were located on the massive overhang on the front porch. In present day the golden Pi Kappa Apha adds the final piece to the puzzle on this newly renovated house. pter Founded Mascot Flower House Mother Colors 102 ■ Greeks ■ 2J: -v. 7. HOUSE Newly renovated Pike house 2. beach on a summer day _L Chapter members at a baseball game 3. BEACH Pi Kappa at the Biggest Event of the Year Philanthropy Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Pi Kappa Alpha ■ 103 I POSE 2011 pledge class poses outside of the Sigma Chi house 2 SMILE Chapter Advisor, Geoffrey Yoste. President, Tyler Ellis, and Vice President, Brent Allred 5. HOUSE MOTHER Members hang out in the house mother ' s room 4. GATHER Sigma Chis gather at the house to meet Miss America 5. CHARITY BOWL House mother, Mary Garrett, and Logan Rush stand on the field after beating Sigma Nu 21-7 at Charity Bowl 6. FOOTBALL Sigma Chis gather before heading into the stadium for a football game 7. TAILGAITING A few members of the 2010 pledge class before tailgating for an Ole Miss football game 8 HOMECOMING Sigma Chi participates in the lawn decorating contest for Homecoming 2011 9. DERBY DAYS John Bartley Boykm and Austin Watts having fun at Sigma Chi Derby Days as Tn Delta ' s coaches. National Chapter Founded Symbol White Rose Colors Blue and Old Gold Motto House Mother Flower ouV Garrett White Rose 104 ■ Greeks By: Tyler Ellis, President Sigma Chi at Ole Miss is a diverse group of young men who strive to demonstrate the principles of friendship, justice, and learning. We have many members who actively engage in various activities on campus and the community, such as Campus Crusades, RUF, ASB, Student Alumni Council, MANNA, The Big Event, and many others. In April 201 1 , Sigma Chi and the nine NPC sororities raised $40,000 for local charities in the 48th annual Derby Days. During that week, the sororities competed in several events to win the Derby Day cup, including a blood drive and a race. For the blood drive, we had 930 units of blood donated, making it the second largest blood drive in the state. Last fall, Logan Rush, a senior Sigma Chi, was elected Colonel Reb for the University of Mississippi. Sigma Chi is also active socially by hosting functions throughout the spring and football season. With a great chapter who strives to be involved and succeed academically, it is no wonder why Sigma Chi is one of the leading fraternities on campus. Biggest Event of the Year Derby Days Philanthropy Children ' s Miracle Network Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Sigma Chi ■ 105 By: Robert Corban, President Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded on January 1, 1869 at the Virginia Military Institute. 19 men founded the Epsilon Xi chapter of Sigma Nu at Ole Miss on May 23, 1927. Epsilon Xi is now the largest Sigma Nu chapter in America, and is currently one of the largest fraternities at Ole Miss. Our current advisors are Dr. James Davis of the Patterson School of Accountancy, Carter Hutchins, and Steve Ursic. We pride ourselves on campus involvement. We have members involved with the Cardinal Club, the Associated Student Body, the Lott Leadership Institute, and the Croft Institute, to name a few. We take school seriously, having the second highest chapter grade point average for fraternities. We have members involved in Phi Kappa Phi, the Sally McDonald Barksdale Honors College, Order of Omega, and many others. Our annual philanthropy was founded in 1990 to honor former Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins. The annual late-March event is a full-contact football game between Epsilon Xi and another fraternity chapter played in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on the Ole Miss campus. We raise money for individuals who have fallen victim to paralysis injuries. Sigma Nu Charity Bowl has now raised over 1 .2 million dollars. Last spring, we raised $100,000 for Kelly Garvin of Tupelo, MS. This year ' s recipient is Katy Blake of Pascagoula, MS. Last fall, we had the largest pledge class in Sigma Nu history with 101 pledges. We have also experienced success in intramural athletics. We are the current overall intramural champions, winning basketball, sand volleyball, and disc golf and finishing second in dodgeball and softball. Our annual spring party is Woodstock, a three-day event the last week April culminating in an all day party at the Sigma Nu house. Lastly, we love supporting Ole Miss athletics and we always have a group of guys cheering on the team to victory. Js+l jmS 1 » iCl j tk 1 m£ j 1 J • I Wis L 2 , ck if National Chapter Founded Colors Motto House Mother Flower 106 ■ Greeks 7. POOL Sigma Nu swimming pool 2. CHAMPS Sigma Nus win the title of indoor volleyball champs 3. SWAP Guys dress up for one of our swaps in the fall 4. PARTY Sigma Nu ' s Woodstock party is hosted in the spring at the Sigma Nu house 5. HOUSE Peery- Davis house 6. CHILL Sigma Nu chills in the pool 7. SPIRIT Sigma Nu shows school spirit during homecoming week by participating in the lawn decoration contest 8. CHEER Sigma Nu Charity Bowl football players pose with some of the sorority cheerleaders 9. CHARI ' Football players at Sigma Nu ' s Charity Bowl pose with the recipient of the donation 10. GAME Sigma Nu ' s stand on the field to support the Rebs during a football game in fall 2011 season. Biggest Event of the Year Mascot Philanthropy Number of Active Members Ole Miss Chapter Founded Woodstoc Sigma Nu ■ 107 By: Jesse Luke, President On October 7, 2009 a group of Ole Miss students recolonized the Beta Mu Chapter of the Sigma Pi Fraternity which had been gone since 1990. These men worked very hard to establish the chapter on campus over the next two years and on April 2, 2011, the group became the first Founding Fathers of a fraternity at Ole Miss in over two decades when they received their charter. In the following fall, the Gentlemen of Sigma Pi received awards for Excellence in Scholarship, Excellence in Campus Involvement, Excellence in Community Service, and Excellence in Risk Management at the Annual Greek Life Awards. The Gendemen of Sigma Pi stay very involved philanthropically not only at Ole Miss and the Oxford community but as well as the State of Mississippi. In the Fall of 2011, Sigma Pi, along with the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, hosted a blood drive at their house, participated in a Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis in Meridian, MS, and participated in a " Grove Cleanup " to help raise money for Air Force ROTC. Each Spring Semester, the Gentlemen of Sigma Pi host the Sam Spady event which is aimed at teaching alcohol awareness to the ladies of all the sororities on campus. Also each spring, Sigma Pi organizes an ACE Project, which is where the} ' give something back to the campus, and they do this by hosting a cookout for the officers of the University Police Department. The Gentlemen of Sigma Pi hold a strong brotherhood after building their fraternity from the ground up and have established a new generation of leaders at Ole Miss. National Chapter Founded Number of Active Members Colors House Mother endar, 108 ■ Greeks £? - «- C 5 " an -■-i - IT a . Group of Sigma Pi ' s tailgatmg in the grove before the Ole Miss-Alabama 2011 football game 2. A group of Sigma Pis at the 2011 Orchid Ball 3 The Sigma Pi chapter stands in front of the house: (from left to right, front row) 2010-2011 Executive Council, Brad Dillon (Historian), Pat Griffs (Treasurer), Jesse Luke (President). Ben Munnell (Vice President), Daniel Caldwell (Secretary). Matt Porter (Sergeant at Arms), (second row) Andy Norman. Neal Wilkerson. Alex Lamoura, Nick Watson. Jeremy Robertson, Matt Niemeyer, (third row) Hal Sullivan, Jose Garcia, Peter Englert. Ryan Smith. Alex Hazlewood. Shawn Lu. Patrick Brady. Luis Casado. John Nether and, Colt Wood, (fourth row) Ross Mullet Ricky Harvey, Fritz Autry Mark Fabi, Aaron Duncan, Connor Smith, John Hurst. Sebastian Lopez. Mark Hughey (fifth row) Ryan Felder, Cat Creel. Dakota Ealey, Tyler Penny, Phillip Hudgins. and John DellaPorta 4. Sigma Pi ' s " Back to School " Rave 5. Sigma Pis, Mark Fabi. Jesse Luke. Jeremy Robertson, and Ben Munnell, aboard the Memphis R verboat on Bid Day Biggest Event of the Year Philanthropy Mascot Ole Miss Chapter Founded Sigma Pi ■ 109 I ...Comradery Pharmacy - 112 Croft - 114 Phi Alpha Delta - 116 Cheer - 119 Orientation - 120 ► Alumni Association ► Band - 126 ► Diamond Girls - 128 ► Gospel Choir - 128 -124 A PY1 class: Kelly Antici, Andrew Arnold, Jordana Baker, Elizabeth Barrett, Carlos Black, Emily Carrell, Stephanie Carroll, Roy Cheng, Kelsey Cissell, Dillon Clark, Crystal Clinton, Meredith Cole, Katherine Conely. Kayla Creel, Chnsta Curtis, Sandy Davis, Joannah Derrick. Lauren Ellis, Brooke Engle. Ashlei Evans, Savana Fairchild, Justin Floyd, Hope Fonbah. Anna Freeman, Lacey Gilmore, Bradford Goodwin, Amanda Green. Brittany Gross, Whitney Gross, Helen Gwin. Ashley Hale. Paul Hanley. Jessica Hanson, Kayla Hawkins, Matthew Heath, Kaila Hester, Huy Hoang, Jennifer Hockmgs, Samantha Holmes, Ashleigh Howell, Brenden Jackson, Laura Johnson, Amanda Jones, Paul Krantz, Riley Krus, Carrie Landers, Mary Laughlm, Julie Lawson. Joseph Lee. Justin Mathis, Joshua Mathis, Johnna McDougal, Kayla Morelock, Catherine Murphree, Melissa Newman, Jimmy Nguyen, John Nguyen, Lmh Nguyen, Rebecca Owings, Elizabeth Page, Sonal Patel, Kayla Peeler. Sarah Pittman, Ramata Sakhanokho, Hannah Sarvich, Mary Shackelford. Anne Sharpe. Mohammed Siddiqui, Amber Smith. Wesley Sparkmon, Thomas Spradling, Hien Tang, Christopher Tapper, David Tedford, Shena Willard, Lacey Williams, Monica Woods, Brandy Wrenn A PY2 class: Samantha Arrants. Lauren Ashley, Timothy Austin, Alan Blunt, Lauren Brady, Zachary Brent, John Callicott, Kristin Carbrey, Geremy Carpenter, Bryan DeMarco. Jeremy Gibson, Cole Glenn, April Hargroder, Ashley Hicks, Emily Higdon, Dana Hill, Long Hoang, Courtney Hong, Kristen Hughes, Linh Huynh, Robert Johnson, Fallon Johnson, Lee Jones. Kara Jumper, Tyler Kellum, KeAndrea Kelly, Michael Kennedy, Dion Kevin, Mark Kirkikis, Katie Langley, Heather Lewis, Dylan Lindsay, Stephen Lirette, Joshua Lynch, Stephanie Mathis, Mary Milewski, Ann Elizabeth Miller, Jessica Morris, Courtney Peacock, Heather Ray, Zirk Ray, Hunter Reeves, Erika Renfroe, Matthew Smith, Bradley Strickland. Brentley Strickland, Kara Sturm, Brent Sutherland, Cody Swindle, Christopher Switzer, Joshua Terkeurst, Natalie Thomas, Adrian Turner, Adam Wansley. Thomas Webb, Taylor Whitaker. 12 ■ Clubs A APh A.- Anna Claire Freeman. Anne-Mane Sharpe, Ashely Willard, Ashley Hale, Brittany Gross, Carrie Landers, Chris Tapper, Christa Curtis, Dillon Clark, Elizabeth Page. Emily Carrell, Helen Gwm, Hien Tang, Jessica Hanson, Joannah Derrick, Johnna McDougal, Julie Lawson, Katie Conely. Kayla Creel, Kayla Hawkins, Kayla Morelock, Kelly Antici, Kelsey Cissell, Lacey Williams, Lori Beth Byrd. Mary Laughlm, Roy Cheng, Samantha Holmes, Sonal Patel, Whitney Gross. Adrian Turner, Ann Elizabeth Miller, April Hargroder, Brent Sutherland, Bryan DeMarco. Cody Swindle, Courtney Hong, Courtney Peacock. Dion Kevin, Dylan Lindsay, Emily Higdon, Geremy Carpenter. Heather Ray, Jeremy Gibson, Kara Jumper, Katie Langley, Kristin Carbrey, Lauren Brady, Mark Kirkikis, Matt Smith, Natalie Thomas, Stephanie Mathis, Stephen Lirette. Thomas Webb, Tyler Kellum, Zach Brent ASHP: Chi-Fan Hockmgs. Courtney Peacock, Elizabeth Page, Emily Carrell, Fallon Johnson, Heather Ray, John Nguyen, Kara Jumper, Kara Sturm. Katie Langley. Kristen Carbrey, Lauren Brady, Mark Kirkikis, Matthew Smith, Stephen Lirette. Taylor Whitaker. A Student Body Officers (left to right, back to front): Thomas Webb, Elections Chair; Bryan Demarco. Treasurer; Kristin Carbrey, Secretary; Kara Jumper, President-elect; Ann Elizabeth Miller, Vice President; not pictured- Matthew Smith, Pre-Pharmacy Liaison. School of Pharmacy ■ 113 Croft Institute for International Studies Student Senate Sarah-Fey Rumbarger, President; Megan Lona, Vice President; Kendra Wright, Secretary Treasurer; Lexi Thoman, Social Chair; Robert Wilson; Martina Cotelo; Claire Reid; Patrick Fields; Landin Smith; Alison Bartel; Dan Cunningham; Holly Smith; Shantala Weiss, Senator-At-Large 114 ■ Clubs Members of the Croft Institute for Interna- tional Studies, more affectionately known as Crofties, are known for their work ethic and affinity for speaking in different languages. All Croft students are required to take a lan- guage class every semester they are enrolled in the university, in addition to studying abroad in a country that speaks the studied language. Crofties fulfill the requirements for both the College of Liberal Arts, and the International Studies major itself, seen by many to be one of the hardest majors on the campus. So why do these Croft kids spend hours and hours in the library and Croft study rooms, wake up at 6:30 a.m. for 7 o ' clock Intensive Chinese courses, and live for months in a strange coun- try? They do it because being in Croft creates opportunities like no other. Graduates of the Croft Institute work at coveted jobs in the fed- eral government or with high profile senators. Being in Croft is a privilege and an honor, and that is what makes it all worth it. Croft Instititute for International Studies 115 PHIL ALPHA DELTA Pre- Law Chapter » « sm £v- M 0m i 116 ■ Clubs OFFICERS Martin Genter-President Aaron Kennedy-Vice President Wes Sutton-Secretary David Simmons-Treasurer Steven Aderson-Director of Legal Ac- tivities MEMBERS Jake Moore, Hunter Evans, Travis Brooks, Alexis Russell, Logan Kirk- land, Nathalie Barreto, Kelly Parks, Keri Maher, Sherrick House, Raven Wiley- Williams, Nesharianna Toney, Ben Sapp, Matthew Veneklasen, Morgana Barbknecht, Victoria Barrera, Matthew Jones, Adolyn Clark, Cristin Stephens, Rockford Cook, Fritz Autrey, Gregory Alston, Stevie Farrar, Adron Vander- slice, Bennett Secrest, Nick Sullivan, Chris Tolan, Amber Jones, Khristian Wills, Sarah Merrill, Madison Singleton, Logan Turner, Stephen Gobbell, Kellie Skinner, Ben Sapp Phi Alpha Delta ■ 117 OLE MISS PREL J Stag k JjBl US face; IK I com] Soul T ilso 118 ■ Clubs L By: Kaleigh Webb On warm sunny days, the Ole Miss Cheerleaders can be seen prac- ticing stunts in front of the Grove Stage. Girls fly gracefully though the air and are caught by their stunt partners. Students watch in awe from the picnic tables while eating their lunches. Flash forward to game day, where shouts of " Hotty Toddy! " echo from Ole Miss fans, pompoms dance to the rhythm of the band ' s music and smiles spread across the faces of the Ole Miss Cheerleading squad. They stand front and center ready to spread cheer to sports fans that attend Ole Miss games. Tum- bling, stunts, and memorable cheers are done by the squad with an ac- companiment from the Pride of the South Band. The Ole Miss Cheerleading squad also hosted their annual Winter Stunt Clinic for high school and college students again this December. At the clinic, the Ole Miss Cheerlead- ers teach students how to perfect their tumbling skills as well as give participants to practice stunts with the squad. Clinics are hosted in both spring and winter. However, success isn ' t just re- stricted to the Grove or the field of Vaught-Hemingway. The Ole Miss Cheer Squad also competed in the 2012 UCA UDA College National Championships at ESPNS " Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. The cheer squad received sixth place. The cheer squad also competed in the World University Cheerleading Championships, where they claimed first in the large co-ed division. Whether cheering with the band in the Grove on game day or pump- ing up fans in Vaught-Heimingway Stadium, The Ole Miss Cheerlead- ers know how to bring spirit to Ole Miss. ega ■ 119 Adams Briscoe - Tupelo, MS Julie Hurst - Tupelo, MS Alyssa Thomas - Ocean Springs, MS Karinlee Brister - McComb, MS Alyssa Yuen - Hattiesburg, MS Katherine Barkett - Jackson, MS Amanda Boozer Katie Barfield - Grenada, MS Amy Hill - Tupelo, MS Katie Clore - Fort Payne, AL Andre Cotton - Madison, MS Kellee Usher - Starkville, MS Ashley Sigman - Clinton, MS Kent Ford - Hattiesburg, MS Barbara Smith - Collierville, TN Kerry Dubuisson - Pass Christian, MS Bob Lynch - Madison, MS Kimberly Perry - Tupelo, MS Bonney Neill - Vicksburg, MS Kristen Burnette - Tylertown, MS Brad Batson - Wiggins, MS LaCrissia Jefferson - Tylertown, MS Brittany Jones - Moss Point, MS Lauren Cherry - Saltillo, MS Candice Tolbert - Starkville, MS Lillie Flenorl - Cordova, TN Carmen Rae Musgrove - Brandon, MS Mallory Roberts - Yazoo City, MS Catherine Black Mary Glenn Christopher - Athens, AL Charles Gautier - Long Beach, MS Mary Ellen Ray - Hattiesburg, MS Chris Lalo - Brandon, MS Mary Katherine Graham - Germantown, TN Chelsea Caveny - Hattiesburg, MS McDaniel Wicker - Tupelo, MS Christin Gates - Kosciusko, MS Meagan Letteri - Ridgeland, MS Claire Duff - New Albany, MS Meg Joyner - Brandon, MS Claire Graves - Ackerman, MS Melissa Cole - Jackson, MS Claire Kerckhoff Mitchell Cox - Tu pelo, MS Cooper Reeves - Jackson, MS Natalie Montalvo - Miami, FL Craig Moffett - Fulton, MS Rachael Garrett - Pittman, NJ Dana Daugherty - Memphis, TN Richard McKay - Philadelphia, MS 120B Clubs Daniel Cox - Clinton, Ms Richard Walters - Brandon, MS Robert Gore - Hattiesburg, MS Deondra Williams - Laurel, MS Robert Skaggs - Biloxi, MS Drew Taggart - Madison, MS Samuel Bolen - Madison, MS Elizabeth Googe - New Albany, MS Sarah Bransford - Houston, TX Elizabeth Sanders - Germantown, TN Sarah Rogers - Amory, MS Emelia Wilson - Wiggins, MS Scott Stewart - Biloxi, MS Erin Callahan - Ocean Springs, MS Sederia Gray - Starkville, MS Erin Wiggers - Brandon, MS Sommer Wallace - McComb, MS Golda Sharpe - Clarksdale, MS Sonya Haynes - Cleveland, MS Graham Doty - Oxford, MS Stacey Holmes - Duck Hill, MS Hart Wardlaw - Tupelo, MS Thomas Reiker - Dexter, MO Hope Cruse - Saltillo, MS Tremayne Williams - Pascagoula, MS Jamie Weaver - Biloxi, MS Tyler Craft - Stringer, MS Jenzy Wunder - Spartanburg, SC Veronika Rozmahelova - Brno, Czech Republic Jessie Austin - Jackson, MS Whitney Gadd - Germantown, TN Joseph Wesley - Hattiesburg, MS Whitney Jeffers Josh Randle - Amory, MS Zachary Wilson - Brandon, MS , AJ Barrios, Gabrielle Campo, Sadie Carrillo, Casey Chinn, Candace Coleman, Alley Daily, Haley Kesterson, Erica Marconi, Samuel McKay, Miracle McKennis, Robbie Murphey, John Newman, Douglas Odom, Courtney Pearson, LaBrandon Pickett, Ruben Ruiz, Norman Seawright, James Shelton Jr., Morgan Taylor-Burns, Megan Turcotte, Murphy Turner, Robin Walker, Jess Waltman, Trey Warnock, Wil Yerger Directors and Graduate Students: Whitman Smith, Carolina Orrego, Sunny Eicholtz, Lexie Hart, Mary Beth Grayson, Joey Ratcliff Ambassadors Orientation Leaders ■ 121 PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE: Abby Olivier Daniel C. Roberts PRESIDENT ' S EXECUTIVE BOARD: Jessica James, Brittani Acuff, Mary Margaret Johnson, William Connally, Toran Dean, Megan Turcotte, Jeffery Peavy, Cory Washington, Jon Daniel McKiever 122B Clubs By: Ben Hurston On Tuesday nights at 7 o ' clock, a group of students can be seen making their way into the Lyceum dressed in button-downs and slacks, dresses and heels. This is the Associated Student Body Senate, and they meet every week to be the voice of the students. Under the direction of ASB Vice President, Abby Olivier, this group of elected representatives works to draft and vote on legislation that is important for the student population. Issues ranging from smoking on campus to taxi prices are on the agenda. With their help, students ' voices are heard by the administration and even city officials. " Senate is the only formal gateway between the students and the administration, " said senior Public Policy Leadership major Olivier. " Every resolution passed in the senate chamber ends up on the desk of the Chancellor. That is some pretty powerful stuff. " Senators are elected each fall by students and serve through the end of the school year. The representatives can come from dorms, each of the educational departments on campus, and even graduate programs. This year there were 38 senators serving the student body, a much smaller number than past years. The SENATE, THEY A CHANGE. " decreased number of seats available was just one of the few changes that Olivier has implemented since she took ove r as President of the Senate last April, and she said that those changes have played a large role in helping Senate better serve the students. " Senate has produced more thought-out and realistic legislation than years past, " she said. " The current structure is efficient because we actually discuss campus issues as a group. " In the 2011-2012 academic year, the Senate accomplished many things that will benefit the university in the future. They passed resolutions supporting a smoke- free campus, creating a Green Fund task force to look into ways to make our campus more environmentally friendly, and reducing city taxi prices to encourage an alternative to drinking-and-driving, the last of which was signed by Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson. " This year, the senate body has focused more on student issues than the past, looking at problems on campus that could by solved by legislation, " Olivier said. " I hope students know that through senate, they can truly make a change. " Alston Bedwell Bowman Brent Brouckaeart Brown Childress Close Coghlan DeLaughter Dukes Dye Fowler George Goodfellow Green Gregory Hall Henry Herzog Holliday Jordan Kesterson Kohlhiem Landsdell Lindsay Maples McKay Milleville Newton O ' rullian Pillow, Rob Pillow, Will Rainey Richards Rogers Ruleman Rutledge Scruggs Smith Spencer Stewart Stringer Townsend Waltman Watkins Wilkins Williams Kesterson ASB ■ 123 Abraham, Sumner Allred, Brent Bane, Randle Barr, Rebecca Barr, BJ Benton, Hollis Bobinger, Caroline Bradford, Sherika Brantley, Chris Bucaciuc, Olivia Buchanan, Paris Burkhalter, Byron Carmody, Aubry Castiglia, Nick Cutrer, Emily Cutrer, Madeline Davidson, Samuel Davis, Ashleigh Denney, Sarah Dobbs, Ben Dunagan, Levi Edwards, Grayson Ellis, Tyler Elzie, Tamara England, Sandra Fair, Logan Fair, Liz SAC members for 2010-2011 Gaddy, Monte Harrison, Leslie Hathcock, Laura Hathcock, Alicia Haynes, Molly Herrington, Elizabeth Hewitt, Ben Holtzman, Elaine Holtzman, Julie James, Jessica Kajdon, Harrison Kapanzhi, Diana Kitchens, Taylor Lawler, Cole Lazarus, Diane Long, Ben May, Natalie McCormick, Caroline McDaniel, Patrick Meadows, Meredith Micheli, Hannah Moak, Rosemary Monsour, Emily Moore, Meredith New, Ty Parker, Neal Ann Pinner, Audrey Pruett, Blake Ragland, Mary Catherine Ragland, Victoria Servati, Sarah Shell, Janeanna Shoff, Kimberly Skinner, Kellie Steelman, Patrick Steely, Anna Stovall, Cheyenne Strahan, Douglas Streetman, Rebecca Urban, Jennifer Valentine, Eleanor Walker, Andrew Ward, Spencer Watson, Katie West, Taylor Whitten, Justin Wilburn, Sara Williams, Caroline Wood, Sarah Woods, Charles Wooley, Marie Wright, Lauren Zegel, Joseph 124H Clubs ■ SAC OFFICERS 2010- 2011 PRESIDENT Sumner Abraham (60D-720-5825 Sumner.Abraham@gmail.com PRESIDENT- ELECT Emily Cutrer (228)-239-8883 eccutrer@olemiss.edu VICE PRESIDENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS Cole Lawler (60D-832-4070 wclawler@olemiss.edu VICE PRESIDENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Elaine Holtzman (504)-487-0368 emholtzm(S)olemiss.edu VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS Rebecca Streetman (678)-770-1141 Rebecca.Streetman@gmail.com SECRETARY Douglas Strahan (60D-842-6906 mdstrahan@gmail.com TREASURER Rebecca Barr (60D-906-4040 rcbarr@olemiss.edu ADVISOR Sheila Dossett (662) 915-1876 sdossett@olemiss.edu Alumni Association ■ 125 PRIDE OF THE SOUTH Drums echo through across the Grove, filling the ears of tailgaters as roam between highly decorated tents. Heads turn to face the Grove stage, where the spirit squad dances to the beat. Without the Pride of the South band pep bands, the pre -game pep rally would be a silent affair. Including the color guard and the Rebelettes, the band contains a little over 300 members during the marching season. The Pride of the South is formed into several pep bands that perform at pep rallies in the Grove before each home game. In the spring, the band splits into four concert bands, that consist of around six students a piece. The Ole Miss band also performs as the Ole Miss Basketball band which plays at Rebel and Lady Rebels games. The Basketball band plays at all home games and SEC and NCAA tournaments each year in support of the teams. This year, Director of Bands, David Willson was featured on the cover of School Band and Orchestra magazine. Willson also received the Outstanding Contributions to Bands Award by Phi Beta Mu, the international bandmasters fraternity. Whether in the Grove, on the field or in the basketball courts, the The Pride of the South band is there to bring the rh thm and music to Rebel sports. 126B Clubs Band ■ 127 Getting to Know the Backbone of the Baseball Team By: Ashley Dunn Photos: Austin McAfee With students lounging in the right field and the batter up to the plate, all that can be heard is the sound of the crowd cheering on the team. The focus is on the baseball team, and little is known about Ole Miss Diamond Girls. " As a Diamond Girl, you get to see all aspects of the ballpark on game day. Being down on the field with the players keeps you alert and pulls you into the game. " said freshmen journalism major, Maggie Franklin. " You get to see everything from the athletes ' point of view. Interacting with fans decked out in red and blue as they enter the gates is probably one of the greatest activities though. They make our job exciting and being referred to by name by the regular fans is a great feeling, " The Diamond Girls assist the baseball program as well as other Ole Miss sports marketing department programs on a day-to-day basis to help execute game day activities. The girls also provide assistance to the media relations department located in the Pressbox on game day. " If you are not on the field, we are either selling programs or working with marketing. We help with promotions such as throwing t-shirts or the Papa Johns pizza box toss, " said junior elementary education major, Rachel Noble. With friendly greetings at the gate, as well as passing out programs, the Diamond Girls contribute gready to the baseball program. Their presence during game days also includes serving as bat and ball girls, running back and forth after every hit, tracking foul balls. They also help fans to their seats with friendly smiles. Each and every Diamond Girl went through a rigorous tryout to get her spot on the squad, but once receiving a spot, each girl was guaranteed a spot on the squad for all four years. During the tryouts, the girls were required to know all the rules of baseball and commit to coming to every baseball game. They then had to go through an interview process to make the cut. Once they ' re on the squad, they get their famous red jumpsuits as well as their navy blue squort. " Baseball has always been my favorite sport and I could not imagine a way where I could be closer to it, " said Goodwin. The Diamond Girls work hard to support the baseball team and has regain their respect as a squad. " I feel like we ' ve become more respected and noticed by fans and other schools we play, " said, Goodwin. I28B Clubs Diamond Girls ■ 129 Student Social Work Organization The Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) is for any student at the Southaven campus majoring in social work or for any student simply looking to get involved in community projects. Each month the stu- dent group participates in opportunities to support various causes. In October, the group supported breast cancer awareness, and during the winter holidays, members held a food drive for a DeSoto County shelter. Other projects involve holding their annual Easter egg hunt at a nearby children ' s home. Members include: Front Row (L-R) Jacqueline Ingram, Lakesha Griffin, Shamiah Gillespie, Shelby Price, Sonia Henry Middle Row (L-R) Marcella Phillips, Krista Hopper, Tammy Holloway, Anice Hines, Angela Benson, Kellea Sims, Shemeka Petties, Demetria Williams Back Row (L-R) Octavia Hall, Janice Vidal, Valencia Hoard, Sonya Hudson, Kayla Kotowiez, Casey Arwood, Dr. Watson (faculty advisor) Student Social Work Organization Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a nationally-organized association made up of students pursuing careers in the business and accountancy fields. Its purpose is to bring together the business world and academics in a positive working relationship. At UM-DeSoto, the organization participates in various fundraiser activities and is working to compete in state and national competitions. PBL members also host the UM-DeSoto an- nual Career Day event. Members include: Seated (L-R) Lorin Thomas, Derek VanDunse, Juanita Sandidge, Devon Birmingham Standing (L-R) Greg Steadman, Christine Phillips, Andrew Woods, Lance Stribling Dr. Kugele (faculty advisor), Kristi Worrell, Christopher Welch, Jennifer Scott, Christine Chunn 130B Clubs Student for Justice Students for Justice (SFJ) is a student organization that includes both paralegal and criminal justice majors at the UM-DeSoto campus. This organization offers support and networking opportunities for students. Members also advocate community involvement. Each year, the organization partners with a local community group for a service project. 2011-2012 Members include: Front Row (L-R) Kristin Towne, Lacey Bishop, Christi Linville Back Row (L-R) Tony Martin, James Murray, Matt Yardley, Crystal Mercer (Not Pictured: JeffJohnson, faculty advisor) Ole Miss: Desoto 131 TUPELO Alpha Sigma Lambda ► The University of Mississippi- Tupelo inducted its newest class into the Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) honor society in April 2011. ASL is a unique academic honor society that aims to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing compet- ing interests of home and work. Students must have obtained a 3.5 overall GPA to be invited for membership into this scholas- tic honorary society for non-traditional students. New members include: Laura Britt. Jordan Graham, Leah Graham, Wendi Gail Hall, Brett Hawkins, Jerrod Hester, Amber Hopper, Margie Luker, Christopher Mat- tox, Taffie Ray and Stephanie White. Other members include: Albine Bennett. Tina Ginn, Kristi Lyles. Tracey Morelock, Andrew McGregor and Kayla Russell. Student Ambassadors As representatives for The Univer- sity of Mississippi-Tupelo campus, Student Ambassadors participate in activities on campus and re- cruiting events in the community throughout the year. UM-Tupelo 2011-2012 Student Ambassadors photographed at Fairpark in Tupelo, site of the MS AL Fair and Dairy Show where El- vis Presley performed, are: Cailen Loague, Leah Lovvorn, and Darby Bradley. Not pictured is Meghan Coker. The Legal Studies Student Organization brings together students who are majoring in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies in order to serve the community through service projects such as Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army Angel Tree distribution. The group also works to provide professional development for mem- bers through by hosting local speaker ' s from different areas of legal professions. Members include: Blanca Balderas, Sheila Black, Leslie Brazil, Caleb Chandler, Cyndal Cleveland, Chris Gann, Tim Hamby, Beth Henry(President), Lotorio Johnson(Vice-President), Adam Merrill, Kenneth Mill- er, Sammie Mims, Rachelle Norris(Project Coordinator), Dan Porch, John Price, Mary Rutherford, Lauryn Stewart(Secretary Treasurer), Lisa Tidwell, Megan Vasser, Brittney Williams and Ms. Terry Lyons(advisor). 132 ■ Greeks Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society that works to recognize excellence and foster mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals around the world. The following students were inducted into Kappa Delta Pi in a spring ceremony on the Tupelo campus: Andrea Barber, Penny Barnes, Lindy Brewer, Laura Britt, Jennie Lynn Carter, Laura Criddle, Tabitha Criswell, Molly Cate Dupree, Sabina Floyd, Melissa Gartman, Vanessa Griffin, Penny Grubbs, Wendi Hall, Nicole Hazel, Jade Hankins, Holly Hogue, Jeffrey Ful- gham, Tina Ginn, Fran Jones, Mallory Johnson, Jessica Judson, Morgan Lipscomb, and Margie Luker. Also inducted were: Ashley Markham, Morgan Martin, Carrie McCoy, Maggie Mont- gomery, Tracye Nance, Magan Owens, Bailey Paul, Annie Motes, Taffie Ray, Sarah Roach, Susan Savery, Robyn Shelton, Lesiah Zinn Thompson, Kayla Umfress, Heather Walters, Nancy Wam- mack, Brandy Watson, Laurie Westbrook, Hope Wheelington, Jimmy Wheelington, Stephanie White, Nita Carol Wilgus, and Courtney Wright. Faculty Member: Dr. Rhonda Goolsby. Teachers of Tomorrow Composed of education majors at UM-Tupelo, the purpose of the Teachers of Tomorrow organization is to help future educators develop an under- standing of the profession, to advance the interests and welfare of students preparing for a career in education, and to stimulate the highest ideals and professional ethics, standards, and attitudes. TOT members participate in community service projects that benefit children in Northeast Mississippi. Members include: Wakara Norman (President), Amy Davis (Vice-President), Veronica McAllister (Secretary), Charlie Crawford-Stamps (Treasurer), Leah Lovorn, Karrie Carroll, Fran Jones, Meaghan Owen, Carroll Lee, Lauren Green, Shauna Gregg, Stacie Hamblin, Cheryl Hodges, Kerri Franks, Leigh Ann Melear, Rebecca Harris, Bridgett Carter , Lacie Fain, Christi Alford, Ashley Taylor, Lisa Carnathan, Dennis Word. Advisors are Dr. Virginia Moore and Dr. Chrystal Hodges. -Student Social Work Organization The Student Social Work Organization brings together students interested in the field of so- cial work and community involvement Members are actively involved in community service and professional development each semester. They have organized numerous fundraising and charity events to aid and assist the citizens of Northeast Mississippi. 2011-2012 Student Social Work Organization members include: Katy Rutherford (President). Amber Williams (Vice-President), Carol Russell (Secretary), Tamico Smith (Treasurer), Landon Fisher. Jennifer Wilson, Amy Senter. Melissa South. Jessica Farley. Chasity Farrar. Rachel Oakes, Faith Melville. Morgan Gardner, Debra Pannell, Antionette Nathan. Norrisa Rutherford. Crystal Martin. Santrice Doss, Courtney Shelley, Amber Williams, LaToya Brown. Georgeanna Goode. Steven Edington. Cynthia Fortner. Crystal Gustavsen, Wendy Summons. Rachel Walton, Nathan Murphy, Kristan Taylor, Tori Ard, Jennifer Hurd. Maeghan Coker, Jody Hicks, Kimberly Moore. Renatta Collins, Courtney Marsh, Courtni Loftin. LaTonya Carodine, Gina Gassaway, Liz Crawford, Tina Turner, Jennifer Chandler, Jordan Fuget. Beth Guyton, Kala Johnson, Tonya Williams. Cindy Edwards, and Brenda Allen. Advisors are Ms. Jill Shaw and Ms. Sherry Williams- Jenkins Phi Beta Lambda Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a nationally-organized association made up of students pursuing careers in the business and ac- countancy fields. Its purpose is to bring together the business world and academics in a positive working relationship. Along with professional development and community service projects, UM-Tupelo PBL members compete in state and national com- petitions that allow them to show their proficiency in numerous areas of business and accounting. The March of Dimes non-profit organization is the main philanthropy for the National PBL orga- nization. PBL members pictured above are: Sky Ray (President), Leroy Kirkendall, Caleb Chandler, Tyler Frederick(Vice-President), Elisha Thomas, Clara Rock(Advisor),Tess Blankenship. Advisors not pictured are John Wee and Gayle Wicker. Tupelo ■ 133 GRADUATE STUDENT 134B Clubs Graduate Student Council 135 136B Clubs Gospel Choir ■ 137 ► Football - 140 ► Track -144 ► Tennis - 148 ► Golf -152 ► Rifle- 156 vigorous Volleyball - 158 Soccer - 164 Baseball - 96 Softball - 98 Baseball Featun Rebels Use Season As Learning Tool By: Drew Carter Photos: Alex Edwards During the Fall months, Oxford, Miss, bleeds red and blue. September is greeted with anticipation and excitement by Rebel football fans. Rebel football appeals to every Ole Miss fan has acquired a loyal following. Bouncing off a rough 2010 season where the Rebels went 4-8 overall, Coach Houston would attempt a resurrection of the Rebels during his last season as head coach in 201 1 . After losing quarterback Jeremiah Massoli in 2010, the 2011 Rebels needed someone to fill the position and step up as team leader. In August, three prominent players partici- pated in a competitive race for the starting spot. Sophomore Barry Brunetti and juniors Randall Mackey and Zack Stoudt were drilled, worked, and pushed to the limit in order to find the next Rebel quarterback. After a long preseason, Brunetti ' s accuracy and leader- ship skills gave him an edge over Stoudt and Mackey. During the season opener against Brigham Young University, Stoudt made a mid-game appearance, energizing the Rebels and com- pleted two passes for a combined 21 yards on his first offensive drive. Stoudt finished the game with 13 completions out of 25 attempt- ed passes for 140 yards. But a crucial fumble caused a late-game touchdown and enabled BYU to beat the Rebels 14-13 at home. A notable performance by the Rebels oc- curred during the Rebel ' s victory over South- ern Illinois. Sophomore running-back Jeff Scott led the Rebels to a 42-24 win over Southern Illinois with three rushing touch- downs in the first six minutes of the game. Later in the game, Scott returned a 67-yard punt for a touchdown solidifying a win for the Rebels. Scott replaced senior running- 140B Sports backs Brandon Bolden and Enrique Davis after they suffered injuries during the Rebel home opener The Rebels failed to impress fans with key losses especially against Vanderbilt during the early months of the season. The Reb- els ' 7-30 loss to Vanderbilt marked the first conference game of the year. Stoudt led the Rebel offense as quarterback, but five inter- ceptions hindered the offensive momentum. Vanderbilt out-performed the Rebels in dif- ferent offensive areas such as rushing yards, out rushing the Rebels by a mere 150 yards. In early November, Head Coach Houston Nutt and Athletic Director Pete Boone ad- dressed the Rebel nation, announcing their resignations as coach and athletic director. The news did not surprise Rebel fans due to the performance of the 201 1 Rebels. In De- cember, the Ole Miss Athletic Department announced the new head coach of the Reb- els, former Ole Miss football staff member and Arkansas State head coach, Hugh Freeze. Freeze participated for three years on former coach Ed Orgeron ' s Rebel staff in the late 2000s. Freeze immediately selected his staff and announced his eagerness to rebuild the football program before the 2012 season. Despite an upsetting final record of 2-10 overall and SEC record of 0-8, the Rebels hope to learn from their errors and work hard to make next season a better one. With a new coaching staff to take charge of the team for the 2012 season, the Rebels are tak- ing the offseason to make appropriate chang- es to attempt to rebuild the team. The Rebels are desperate to change their play on the field and work hard to make a postseason appear- ance in 2012. Football ■ 141 13-14 BYU 42-24 Southern lllinoi 7-30 Vanderbil 13-27 Georgia 38-28 resno State 142 ■ Sports 3-31 ssissippi State Football ■ 143 By: Drew Carter Photos: Alex Edwards Head Coach Joe Walker anticipated 2011 a s being an important year be- cause of the talent, training, and effort put into the season by the men ' s track and field team. Leading the team to 1 1 top 20 finishes, Walker recognized the 2011 men ' s team as the most talented he has coached in his 29 years with the Rebels. Not only would Walker be im- pressed by the team, 201 1 would turn out to be one of the best seasons the Rebel track and field program has ever seen. The Rebels have the numbers to prove their success in 2011. Break- ing 10 school records during the in- door season and eight more during the outdoor season, the 2011 Rebels were award-winners. Twenty-five Rebels broke top-five indoor records and 31 Rebels were entered into the outdoor track and field record book. Junior Ricky Robertson, of Her- nando, Miss., was a standout star in 2011. The climax of Robertson ' s sea- son came at the SEC Championship when he broke the Ole Miss high jump record and posting a career best. With Robertson ' s record setting jump, he clinched his fourth straight SEC title, securing his stardom in the Ole Miss track program. Robertson has won every possible league award since he began his career at Ole Miss, including the SEC Championship in his indoor and outdoor campaigns, Rebel runners were dominant in the classroom in 2011. Junior Lee Ellis Moore, of Cordova, Tenn., was crowned the 400 meter hurdle cham- pion of the SEC and was named Aca- demic All-American by Capital One. Senior Barnabas Kirui accompanied Moore as Academic All-American for his stellar performance in the class- room. Moore qualified for an appearance at the USA Track and Field Champion- ship held at the University of Oregon in June. Moore was accompanied by hi s fellow Rebel teammates Robertson and junior Carson Blanks in the cham- pionships. Blanks ran the 400 meter hurdle alongside his teammate, Lee El- lis Moore. The Rebel men finished the season as the 11th best team in the nation, ranking as high as 19th in outdoor performances. The award and record- breaking efforts solidified the 2011 men ' s team to gain the honor as the best track and field program in Reb- el history. The Rebels are looking to make a complete repeat of their 2011 status as a major competitor in NCAA track and field next season. 144 ■ Sports Mens Tracks 145 By: Drew Carter Photos: Alex Edwards The SEC is one of the most competitive conferences for track and field. Amid the competition, the Rebel women conditioned in the humid summer heat to ensure an exciting 201 1 cross country and track season. Head Coach Joe Walker and his coaching staff worked hard to lead the Rebels to top 5 finishes during the regular season. During the Fall, the Ole Miss women ' s cross country team opened its season with a major victory at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic in Memphis, Tenn. The team scored an impressive 43 points and clinched the first place trophy over the 24 teams in the season opener. Standout senior Logan Wakes won the individual title for the Rebels, winning by a gap of only 23 seconds. She ran the 3.1 mile course in 17:44. Junior Katie Breathitt also finished as one of the top 10 runners, finishing eighth with a time of 18:27. The Ole Miss women would earn their best finish in school history with a fifth-place win at the 201 1 SEC Cross Country Championship in Maryville, Tenn. in October. The team was led by Waites and Breathitt who placed 11th and 15th respectively. Breathitt ran a personal best with her 21:07.13 time, missing All-SEC recognition by a few seconds. The victories of the Women ' s Cross Country team would flow into the 201 1 Women ' s Track season. The indoor performances of Waites as well as junior Sofie Persson demolished Ole Miss school records, aiding accomplishments of the 2011 Rebel track team. Ole Miss athletes broke 10 school records during the regular-indoor season and eight more during the outdoor season, proving their endurance and talent. Persson is a senior Ail-American from Sweden. She claimed a third place finish in the SEC Championships, earning her team six points in her performance in the 400 meter hurdle finals with a time of 58.08. Her spectacular performance helped her ranking increase to 15th in the nation in the 400 meter hurdles. Junior Neal Tisher and senior Juliana Smith qualified and advanced to the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the women ' s pole vault and hammer throw. The teammates produced top 12 performances in their events. Tisher qualified for pole vault finishing ninth with a height of 12-07.50, her second appearance in her three years with the Rebels. Tisher finished sixth with a throw of 197-1, clinching Ail-American status for the 2011 season. The 2011 Women ' s Track and Cross Country teams worked hard to earn their prestigious status in the SEC. After producing record-breaking numbers in the Fall and Spring, the Rebels anticipate rigorous offseason practice in attempt to help surpass record-breaking performances during the memorable 2011 season. 146 ■ Sports Womens Track ■ 147 By: Drew Carter Photos: Courtesy of The University of Mississippi The 2011-2012 Rebel men ' s ten- nis team is diverse in every sense of the word. With a full roster of nine players, seven international players out-nuimber the two Ameri- can tennis players, sophomore Alex Durham and freshman Zach Wilder. Overlooking cultural differences, the team has bonded to create a close- knit band of top quality players. " I am as American as it gets, so I was not sure how I would mesh with the foreign guys, " said Durham. " We have a great time together and the cultural differences create a lot of laughs. My country music drives them about as crazy as their techno, but in the end we are united by our sport and our great university. " Sweden, Germany, Britain, Nor- way, South Africa, and America are represented on the 2011 squad. " It is fun because you get to meet new friends from all over the world and they will be your best friends for life, " said Wilder. " You get to hang out with them on and off the court. " Coach Billy Chadwick is not unfa- miliar with diversity on the team. In over 28 seasons at Ole Miss, Coach Chadwick has a 69.5 percent win- ning record. With the support of his players, Coach Chadwick and Assistant Coach Toby Hansson are impressed with their 2011 squad. Senior standout twins, Chris and Marcel Theimann of Lehrte, Ger- many, are dedicated to their team- mates. The brothers showcased their talents at the Costa Mesa Pro Classic in late September. The Theimanns ended the 2011 season ranked number 11 in the nation for doubles play. The duo are not un- familiar with award winning play. Marcel achieved All-American sta- tus for two consecutive seasons. On the court, the tennis team spirit is contagious. The diversity of the squad meshed with the supe- rior coaching staff has paid off dur- ing 2011. With a full schedule, the team plans on working hard on and off the court to achieve their final goal: SEC dominance and an NCAA Championship. 148 ■ Sports Mens Tennis ■ 149 On and Off the Court By: Drew Carter Photos: Courtesy of The University of Mississippi Coming out of a stellar 2010 season, Head Coach Mark Beyers, as well as Assistant Coach Jason Ontog knew what they needed to do for their Rebel Tennis squad. Coach Beyers was named 2010 ITA Southern Region Coach of the Year, leading the Rebels to two na- tional championships in Division II and a SEC West Championship win during his 12 year career as head coach. Five of the top six Rebels returned in 2011, raising expecta- tions for the 201 1 Rebels in the na- tional and SEC spotlight. With five of six of the top Rebel tennis players returning, the re- cruiting class was small, but very strong. The current recruitment class was ranked 18th nationally during late August, signing one of the top European junior play- ers, Iris Verboven. Verboven has reached the finals of the National under- 18 Championship twice and made it as high as 29th in singles and 8th in Dutch singles and dou- bles. Verboven ' s recruitment class ' ranking marks the second Ole Miss recruitment class to be ranked in the top 25. The last class to be in the top 25 was the 2009 class, fea- turing current seniors Kristi Boxx and Gabby Rangel. Boxx, from Grenada, Miss., earned All-SEC first team honors for her third consecutive year in 2011. Boxx is the second Rebel to ever accomplish this feat. End- ing the year with a national singles ranking of 31st and 54th in dou- bles, Boxx dominated the court in 2011. Finishing with a No. 1 sin- gles and a No. 2 doubles ranking in the Southern Region at the NCAA Singles Championship, Boxx led the Rebels to their third consecu- tive NCAA appearance. Her 2010- 11 overall singles record was 22-12 and overall doubles record was 10- 6. Boxx ' s accomplishments do not end on the court. She was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll, making the Ole Miss Dean ' s Honor Roll and the UMAA Honor Roll in the Spring and Fall. Rangel also contributed to the Rebel ' s NCAA appearance. Ran- gel and her doubles partner, fresh- man Erin Stephens, teamed up to win 8-6 in the doubles final against UNLV, a key match during the ear- ly months of the season. The late September win helped advance Ole Miss in national rankings. Rangel is also competitor in the classroom, earning the title of ITA Scholar Athlete and named to the SEC Ac- ademic Honor Roll, ending the year with a 4.0 grade point average. Go- ing into the 2011 season, she has a 48-39 overall singles record and a 61-39 overall doubles ranking. The 2011 leaders, Boxx and Rangel, follow in the footsteps of standout performances of 2010 duo consisting of Laura van de Stoet and Connor Vogel. Van de Stoet and Vogel have been attribut- ed with jumpstarting the women ' s tennis program, bringing the Reb- els to national rankings in women ' s tennis. They were successful in leading the Rebels to a final na- tional ranking of 17 and important NCAA and SEC appearances. Vo- gel, a transfer student from Ten- nessee, thanked the Ole Miss ten- nis program for reinvigorating her love for the game of tennis after her career in the Netherlands. Vo- gel earned All-SEC honors for the second year in a row. The team ' s noteworthy aca- demic achievements prove that the Ole Miss squad is focused and de- termined. The classroom achieve- ments are balanced by their expe- rience as well as their noteworthy achievements on the court. With a tough schedule and standout play by key players like Boxx and Ran- gel, high hopes for a postseason championship win are in sight dur- ing the 2011 season. 150 ■ Sports Womens Tennis ■ 151 By: Drew Carter Photos: Courtesy Brand Services Golf is a game of mental Golf determination requiring complete focus and discipline. The Men ' s golf team is indeed determined and focused on a great overall record and individual course play this season. The men ' s team keeps the Ole Miss golf facilities continuously busy. Clocking long hours on the range and putting green, the players are intent on improving and refining their skills. These long hours are rewarding on the course. The 2011-2012 Ole Miss Golf Team has worked hard to be a competitive opponent again this season in the Southeastern Con- ference. Last season, the Rebels placed eighth with the score of 884 at the 2011 SEC Champi- onship at Seaside Golf Club in St. Simon, Ga. This season, the Rebels are aiming at a first place finish in the tournament. The Rebels opened up the 2011-2012 season with a top-5 finish at the Sam Hall Intercolle- giate tournament in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Rebels then went on to finish second overall at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn. At the David Toms Intercollegiate tournament in Shreveport, La., the Rebels tied for seventh and senior stand- out Joe David tied for third place. Entering his senior campaign for the Rebels, Rebel Joe David has high hopes. David ended the 201 1 season with a top five at the inaugural Patriot All-America In- vitational at the Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park, Ariz. The top-5 performance at Wig- wam was added to David ' s Ole Miss Golf resume with 18 top-20 finishes, five top-10 finishes, and two top-five finishes. David is the team ' s leading low-scorer, av- eraging 70.79 strokes per round. David is accompanied by re- turning senior Billy Brozovich, of Greenville, Miss., who has shown team leadership and self- determination during his Ole Miss golf career. Brozovich has competed in every tournament since his sophomore year with the Rebels and averages 72.86 on the course. The Rebels made it to the NCAA East Regional Tourna- ment, and David again led the team, finishing in 10th place. 152 ■ Sports ■■■RBBB Mens Golf ■ 153 PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT By: Drew Carter Photos: Courtesy Brand Services Seniors Natalie Gleadall, Ashley Lance, and Haley Millsap led the 2011-2012 Ole Miss Women ' s Golf team to successes on and off the course. The team has set their sights collectively on making an appearance in the 2012 NCAA National Championship. ' This season is a big one for us. We have three seniors who want to go out with a bang, and we have the opportunity to make school history by being the first women ' s golf team at Ole Miss to make it to the NCAA National Championship. We definitely have the talent and work ethic to do it this year, and our goal is to make it happen, " junior Haley Sanders said. The Rebels showcased their talent at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo, in late September. The Rebels tied for fifth place, posting a team score of 908. Senior Natalie Gleadall tied for second in the individual tournament with a score of 220, one stroke higher than her best 54-hole score. Practice is imperative for consistent play. Ole Mss opened the 3600 square-foot Herrington indoor golf facility for use by the men ' s and women ' s teams. Features of the facility include a driving range, short-game facility, and state-of-the-art hitting and video bays. " Opening the golf facility will allow us to prepare regardless of weather condi tions as well as help us to be a big competitor in the recruiting process, " Sanders said. Sanders currendy leads the Rebels with a 75.00 stroke average, and led the team in three of four tournaments in 2012. She has earned two top-20 finishes this season and her season low score, earned her 13th place at the Landfall Traditions Tournament in Wilmington, N.C. Gleadall follows close behind Sanders in stroke average with a 75.17. With one top-20 finish in 2012, and six top-20 finishes in her career at Ole Miss, Gleadall has quite the collegiate resume. Her best finish came when she placed first overall in last season ' s Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Golf Course in Charleston, S.C., leading the team to a second place finish. Gleadall shares Sander ' s desire to compete in the NCAA National Championship. " We have done pretty well thus far in the season, but we have a lot of work to do to get ready for NCAA Regionals in May, " Sanders said. " Coach Drinkard and Assistant Coach Howland are helping us to get 1% better each and every day and we are getting closer to that trip to the National Championship. " 154 ■ Sports Womens Golf ■ 155 The Ole Miss Women ' s Rifle team has plenty to boast about from their performance in the 2011-2012 season. Led by head coach Valerie Booth and assistant coach Natasha Dinsmore, the Rebels were ranked as high as sixth in the nation. With a team score of 4653, the Rebels placed fourth at the GARC Championships in February. The team score was only one point shy of a team record. The performance of lone senior, Keely Stankey, earned her trip to the 2012 NCAA Rifle Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Stankey recorded the top kneeling score of 196 and finished second- best overall with a score of 1175 in the finals. She finished fourth in the individual smallbore finals. " I ' m overall very proud of how my teammates and I finished strong at the GARC Championships at the end of the season. I am also looking forward to representing Ole Miss at the NCAA Championships, " Keely Stankey said. " Keely Stankey has put all the ef- fort she could possibly give into her four years here and it shows, " Junior Emma Holman said. Sophomore Abbey Stanec is also representing the university at the NCAA Championship. Since her freshman year, Stanec has had a tremendous impact on the team. Stanec is from Sharon Center, Ohio and placed second in the air rifle competition at the Junior Olympics. Stanec ' s resume at Ole Miss includes posting the second highest season average on the team in air rifle and third best on the team in the small- bore competition. " The team worked extremely hard this season. We only lost two seniors last year, so we started the season off from where we finished last year and only went up from there. Our coaches were supportive and had us working hard all year, even if it meant 8-hour practices over winter break. We all wanted to finish out the season just as strong as we start- ed it, " Emma Holman said. Team practices, matches, and meeting are a family gathering for Holman. Holman is accompanied by her twin younger sisters, Eva- lyn and Virginia, on the Rebel Rifle team. Meredith Holman, the eldest of the Holman sisters, also partici- pated on the rifle team from 2008 until her graduation in 201 1 . " As far as team scores go, we weren ' t exactly where we wanted to be at the end of the season, but that just leaves more room for im- provement next fall, " Emma Hol- man said. " We have younger girls that are about to step up and shoot some outstanding scores. Our two freshmen, my little sisters actually, Evalyn and Virginia Holman have been keeping up with the older girl ' s scores all season. If they aren ' t a few points ahead of me at practice, they ' re only a few points behind. I ' m so proud of them and I can ' t wait to see what kind of scores they will put up next season. " 156 ■ Sports Rifle ■ 157 Girls Exhibit Excellent Leadership and Performance By: Drew Carter Photos: Tyler Jackson With a tough schedule, the Rebels needed to showcase lots of talent during the 2011 season. Led by Head Coach Joe Getzin, the Rebels entered the season amid predictions to finish second in the SEC West, voted on by the league ' s coaches. LSU was the only school projected to perform better than the Rebels. However, it would be up to the upperclass leadership of the team to prove that the 2011 Rebels would be a fierce competitor. Senior Regina Thomas led the 201 1 Rebel squad to successes in 2011 starting with a shutout of the Israeli National Team in Austin, Texas. Named first team All-Region, second team All-SEC member and honorable mention All- American, Thomas led her Reb- els to a successful 2011 season. The Richardson, Texas native was selected to the preseason All- SEC team. This selection follows Thomas ' All-America and All- SEC honors during the 2010 sea- son. Thomas proved her abilities in her preseason performances during 2011. Thomas ' season highs included double-digit kills in 10 matches, including two sea- son-high 15 kill matches. Start- ing in all 28 matches for the Reb- els and hitting .369 for the year, Thomas topped the SEC and NCAA statistical rankings for the second consecutive season. The 237 kills during her 2011 season boosted Thomas to an impressive 857 career kills, ranking her 14th in Ole Miss Volleyball history. Thomas exhibited her skills during matches against Arkansas and No. 18 Kentucky. Hitting. 560 and posting 15 kills, Thomas was an asset in the team ' s early season win against Arkansas in Septem- ber. Sophomore Kara Morgan and junior Allegra Wells helped Thomas in the win. Morgan re- corded a career-high 12 kills and Wells hit .400 with 11 kills. Ju- nior Amanda Philpot contributed to the team with a double-double with 10 kills and 40 assists. The outstanding performance against Arkansas initiated high expecta- tions for the Rebels for the rest of the 2011 season. Wells entered the 2011 sea- son after attending training with the USA Volleyball A2 National Program. She participated in the USA Volleyball National Open Championship in May. Her training paid off when she was selected out of 204 athletes dur- ing a three-day tryout at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Col- orado Springs. Only 36 college players were selected in the pro- gram. Wells entered training af- ter a successful 2010 season with key statistics such as an average of 2.5 kills per game, 268 total kills and 72 blocks, Wells played a key role in the Rebels ' 2nd place finish in the SEC West. The Rebels ended the season on a key SEC win against Ala- bama. Philpot aided in the win by posting triple-double, hitting .423 with impressive stats such as 14 kills, 44 assists and 13 digs. Morgan and Wells assisted Phil- pot ' s performance with double- digit kills and Morgan ' s 18 digs. Up-and-coming sophomore Kel- lie Goss, senior Morgan Springer, and junior Ashley Veach domi- nated on Rebel defense. Goss led the team with four solo blocks with a total of nine on the night. Springer led the team with her season-high 25 digs. Veach add- ed to Springer ' s digs by posting 18 herself. The stellar performance against Alabama by the Rebels ended the season on a high note, raising expectations for next sea- son. Ending an exciting season with a win is both comforting and encouraging. The 2011 Reb- els have accomplished enough to make graduating seniors proud. With key performances by stand- out senior Regina Thomas and supportive performances from a talented squad, the Ole Miss Vol- leyball program can look forward to future successes on the court. 158 ■ Sports Volleyball ■ 159 By: Drew Carter Photos By: Austin McAfee and Alex Edwards Sporting blue and red on his back, the typical Ole Miss Basketball player is held to a high standard by fans, coaches and fellow teammates. Endurance, focus, and teamwork would enable the Rebels to perform at amazing levels of competition in the 2011-2012 season. Head coach Andy Kennedy has a tight rein on the Rebel basketball team. Coach Kennedy has been with the Rebels since 2006 and has built up a formidable resume his time coaching. Kennedy has led the Rebels to four 20-win campaigns and four postseason berths, with seven postseason victories in only 5 seasons at Ole Miss. This season, C oach Kennedy has high expectations for his promising roster. Only two out of three starters are returning to Ole Miss this season, including senior power forward, Terrance Henry. Henry was in the SEC Top 20 for rebounds per game and serves as the team ' s top returning scorer. Returning junior Reginald Buckner entered the season ranked second in school history with 159 career blocked shots. Together, Henry and Buckner make a remarkable duo. The loss of 2011 seniors Zach Graham and Chris Warren would be an open opportunity for up-and- coming Rebels to take the spotlight. Sophomore Dundrecous Nelson was another loss by the Ole Miss Rebels this season after an off- the-court issue ended up with his dismissal from the team. Jackson, Miss, native Nelson started the season with the Rebels and helped lead the team to a win against the University of Miami where the Rebels won 64-61 in overtime. Junior Murphy Holloway scored 17 points and a game-high 17 rebounds. With the loss came great gain. Ole Miss Basketball gained nine new players for the 2011-2012 season, including freshman Aaron Jones. Jones averaged 20 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks per game as a senior at Gautier High School in Gautier, Mississippi. Maurice Aniefiok also joined the Rebels this year from Lagos, Nigeria. Aniefiok was a stand- out player at Huntington (West Virginia) Prep, leading his team to a 24-3 record and a national ranking as high as No. 14 by MaxPreps and 18th in the final Rivals.com rankings. With a tough road schedule, including key games against number one ranked Kentucky, the Rebels are staying focused and strong, using their abilities on and off the court to help gain an advantage. Rebel fans have shown their support for the team, surpassing every attendance record in Ole Miss Basketball history. With an enthusiastic fan base, rising stars, hard work, and outstanding play, the Rebels lived up to expectations during the 2011-2012 season. 58-74 Tennessee 78-51 LSU 74-84 Vanderbilt 76-98 Georgia 64-6 Mississippi State 100-62 Alcorn State 69- ' Saint L| I60« Sports 83-7 Texas state 71-50 101-69 Tennessee Mississippi Valley St. 84-70 86-81 Arkansas Southern Little Rock Mississippi Miami 84-71 Penn St. 71-78 Dayton 77-61 Murray Stare Mens Basketball ■ 161 By: Drew Carter Photos By: Austin McAfee The Tad Smith Coliseum under- went a preseason makeover, adding a navy blue trim to the baselines and free throw lanes. The new design was accentuated by the play of the Ole Miss women ' s team in 201 1. Intensity, determination, and en- durance describe the Ole Miss wom- en ' s team. Renee Ladner ' s entered her fifth and final season with the Rebels with hopes to be a top con- tender in the SEC, a notoriously in- tense women ' s basketball conference. The Ladner Era concluded with impressive feats, including two top- 50 recruiting classes, two Team USA players, six postseason appearances including three NCAA appearances and three WNIT appearances. Lad- ner ' s record as Ole Miss head coach included an overall record of 70-82 overall and a conference record of 23-53. Ladner ' s Rebel squad posted great numbers in 2011. The Rebels ended the season with a 12-18 record, seed- ing 12th in the SEC tournament. Starting with the season opener against North Florida, where the Rebels won 68-59. Junior Mag- gie McFerrin led the Rebels with 11 points in the opener, which set the tone for McFerrin ' s season. McFer- rin, of Tupelo, Miss., played in 29 games in the 2011-12 season for the Rebels and scored 91 points. Sophomore standout Valencia McFarland was named to the Sec- ond Team All-SEC team by league coaches. McFarland ' s selection fol- lows her selection for the All-SEC Pre-Season Team and the SEC All- Freshman team in 2010. McFarland has a team-high 13.5 points per game average with notable performances against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, posting 18 points and seven assists, leading the Rebels to a fourth consecutive win. McFarland participated on the 2011 Team USA squad, participating in key wins against Jamaica and previ- ously unbeaten Mexico. Senior Nikki Byrd and freshman Danielle McCray led the women ' s team in rebounds per game. Byrd, of Brookhaven, Miss., averaged 11.7 points per game and took charge during a key win over Lipscomb in December. Byrd helped the Rebel ' s come-from-behind win, recording her seventh career double-double in eight games with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Byrd has scored over 835 points in 1 1 9 games during her Rebel career. McCray, of Lake Worth, Fla., participated in 30 games during the 2011 season, with over 155 points. With a new coach and low gradu- ating rate, the Rebels are looking for improvement next season. The youth of the 2011 team will be particularly important in seasons to come, using their experience to their full advan- tage. With key performances from McFerrin, Byrd, McCray and up-and- coming point guard McFarland, the Rebels played tough in 2011. The lady Rebels have a bright future. 162 ■ Spo rts Womens Basketball ■ 163 By: Drew Carter Photos: Alex Edwards The Ole Miss Soccer program is taking great strides to become a prevailing competitor in the SEC. With a loaded roster, the 2011- 2012 women ' s soccer team proved that determination prevails. Coach Matthew Mott entered his second season with hopes to establish domination on the field. The statistics show the team ' s improvement from last year. A notable victory came against Kentucky in late October, when senior Alix Hidal scored the unassisted game winning goal during the 92nd minute of play. The win over Kentucky was the first overtime win of the season. The impeccable finish was not the only highlight of the game. Kentucky recorded 22 shots, seven of which were on goal. Rebel Keeper Kelly McCormick made six saves in the goal box. A double overtime tie against Wright State during the Auburn Tournament was another noteworthy performance. Three players, Rafaelle Souza, Emily Reid, and Alix Hidal recorded four shots during the game. Goalkeeper Ally Ronaldi kept the defensive momentum with her season-high seven saves, helping Ole Miss secure a 380-minute scoreless streak, the longest streak since 2009. The Rebels won the Magnolia Cup with a victory over rival, Mississippi State. The Rebels shut out Mississippi State, 2-0, with two goals by Junior Mandy McCalla. The Rebel offense dominated, recording 23 shots, 1 1 of which on goal, while Mississippi State recorded nine shots, and only seven on goal. Senior defender, Meredith Snow was captain of the 2012 Rebels. She is a four-year starter and a consecutive two-time team captain. Starting all 19 games of the 2011 season, Snow led her defense to seven shutouts during the 2011- 2012 season, proving she was an asset to the team. She was named to the All-SEC Second Team. The hard work on the field continued in the classroom as well. Senior Dylan Jordan was named an Academic Ail-American by CoSIDA. She was also named to the Academic District 6 All-District team in November. Jordan is the first Ole Miss Soccer player to receive the Academic Ail-American award since the 2004 season. 164 ■ Sports Soccer ■ 165 ALL-STAR RECRUITING CLASS JOINS REBEL LINEUP By: Drew Carter Photos: Alex Edwards With 46 teams sent to the College World Series and a 249-82 record against nonconference teams in 2010-201 1, the SEC is the most intense conference in all of NCAA baseball. The Ole Miss Rebels have been a leading contender in the SEC. With a recruiting class ranked in the top five in the nation by both Collegiate Baseball and Baseball Amenca, and a preseason ranking in the top 25 for the nindi time under head coach Mike Bianco, the Rebels are looking to compete this season. Coach Mike Bianco started an era in 2001 during his first season with the Rebel Baseball program. Ixading the Rebels to nine post season appearances, a 2006 SEC Tournament win and three-straight 40-win seasons, Bianco has established strong leadership over the Rebels. The 2011-2012 season would not be any different. At the end of the season, the Rebels were ranked 22nd in the NCAA by Baseball America going into the season. This season marks the ninth time the Rebels have been ranked in the top-25 in the preseason under Coach Bianco. Despite the hype about the Rebels recruitment class, Bianco ' s Rebels entered the season with seven returning defensive starters. Junior second baseman Alex Yarbrough returns this season. Yarbrough started all 55 games last year and ended the season with a .350 batting average and .524 slugging percentage. Yarbrough led the team in runs batted in with 49 during the regular season. Senior Matt Snyder returned to the infield after a shoulder injur} ' suffered last season kept him from playing first base. The left handed Snyder led the Rebels with nine homeruns and drove in a career high 39 runs. Three freshmen will compete to accompany junior Tanner Mathis and senior Zach Kirksey in the outfield. Auston Bousfield, Senquez Golson and Will Jamison will take the field with the Rebels. With competition for a starting position high, Coach Bianco believes mental toughness will be a key in the contention race. Bousfield joins the Rebels from Oakland, Fla. and led his high school team to four consecutive district championships. Golson, of Pascagoula, Miss., was ranked 107 by Baseball America in the 201 1 MIJ3 Draft and was named first team All- America by Rawlings as a senior. Finally, Jamison joins the Rebels from Memphis, Term, and hit .406 during his high school career with 1 6 home runs and 132 RBI, tallying 70 doubles and 18 triples during his high school career. Meanwhile, the upperclassmen outfielders, Mathis and Kirksey, are preparing for a tough season. Mathis has a three-season resume at Ole Miss with a .334 career batting average, .407 on-base percentage, and over 114 hits. Kirksey started 1 6 games last season and has a .541 career slugging percentage. Together, the new and veteran Rebels are working hard on their physical and mental game. The Rebels anticipate a tough season with conference series against Vanderbilt, Auburn, LSU, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky. With a competitive returning roster, and top-5 ranked recruitment class, the Rebels are looking to make this season a memorable one. 4-0 57 4-6 64 4-6 labama Alabama Alabama Tennessee Tennessee 166 ■ Sports LSU -SU LSU Memphis Georgia Georgia Georg.a Kentucky Kentucky Ker 3-6 10-7 7-9 3-9 Auburn Auburn Auburn Florida l-o 1-1 1-6 lu-z -6 Florida Florida South South South Carolina Carolina Carolina 6-7 Mississippi Mi State State 2-1 Arka Basebal 167 By: Drew Carter Photos: Alex Edwards 201 1 was an outstanding year for the Ole Miss Rebels on and of the field. With key victories and young standout stars, the Rebels have a lot to be proud of during 2011. The Rebels showcased their talents against archrivals, Mississippi State in April. Junior Kendall Bruning started the game by pitching three scoreless innings, striking out three batters. Another key win for the Rebels came during an early season March win against Louisiana Tech. Senior Lindsay Perry pitched a complete shutout against LA Tech, allowing only seven hits and led the team to a 8-0 win. Perry had a close call during the fourth inning when the bases were loaded with only one out, but she struckout two batters and ended her jam. Freshman standout Londen Ladner led the Rebel offensive with two doubles during the game. Ladner, of Brandon, Miss., led the Rebels with 21 runs batted in and a .472 slugging percentage in 2011. Ladner had a great season at the plate, smashing seven homeruns during regular season play. Her future is promising based on her freshman season. Another freshman star, RT Cantillo, stood out during the 2011 season. Cantillo, of Santa Ana, Calif., started in centerfield in 41 games for the Rebels in 2011. She ended the season with a . 31 5 batting average, hitting 10 doubles and two triples. In the outfield, Cantillo led the Rebel outfitters in assists. As a result of her incredible season, she made Rebel history by becoming the second softball player to make the SEC All-Freshman team. Without a doubt, the Ole Miss softball team was successful in their competitive play in 2011. These talented athletes also excelled in the classroom proving their superior academic capabilities. Ole Miss Softball has experienced continued growth from their incoming recruitment class. Among other awards, the Rebel won the SEC Sportsmanship Award. Overall, countless extraordinary performances made 2011 a remarkable year for the Rebels. I 168 ■ Sports Softball ■ 169 Story and Photos: Drew Carter Oxford, Miss, is known for its rich South- ern tradition, Greek architecture, and literary culture. Along with iconic structures such as the Lyceum, Rowan Oak, and Oxford City HalL Oxford sports fans would add another structure to this elite list: Swayze Field. In 1989, Swayze Field opened its doors to the university, students, and Ole Miss Base- ball fans. The project cost the City of Ox- ford over $3.75 million dollars but little did the city know what Swayze would become to most Ole Miss Students. On first sight of the flawless diamond, it is common for loss of breath and tears of amazement. After the initial beauty has of- ficially digested, a view from the right field student section can be life-changing for some Ole Miss Baseball fans. Swayze Field is spectacular - from AAA lighting, premier, 6,800 square-foot hitting complex, intricate locker rooms, player ' s lounge, press area, and workout facility for pitchers. However, the most attractive fea- ture of Swayze is the state of the art student section in right field. The wntten history of Swayze ' s student section started in 1993 when seating plat- forms were installed between the field and recreational tennis courts. In 2000, Swayze attendance spiked when the student seat- ing area was expanded and the Rebels were favored to win SEC. The student section would never be the same. Massive student attendance helped UM Athletics to initiate an $1 8.5 million expansion plan in 2007, where over 2,500 seats were added to left field and more student accommodations made. With an average of over 1,000 students on non-conference weekday games, and an impressive 3,500 students on SEC confer- ence games, Swayze is the place to be during the spring semester at Ole Miss. Ole Miss was ranked second in the NCAA for atten- dance in 2011, averaging 8,156 per home game. Tradition is not unfamiliar to Ole Miss Students. Students gather in the stadium two hours prior to the first pitch. Students line up at the fence to catch the warm-up baseball that the Rebel right and center field- er pass to each other. Students write encour- aging notes and vulgar remarks about the opposing team to amuse the Rebel outfield. Alcohol flows throughout the stadium. Because of campus legislation and the loca- tion of Swayze, beer is allowed in the stu- dent section. Students are permitted canned beer as long as they consume them in plastic cups. When a home-run is hit or a game- changing play occurs, beer rains from the skies above Swayze. The most familiar right field tradition at Swayze field is the heckling of opposing out- fielders. Prior research is conducted through social media on the presence of a girlfriend, sister, or mother in each of the opposing outfielders. If information is found, Ole Miss Students spread the word of their find- ings and use it to their advantage during the game, shouting, heckling, and teasing oppo- nents, adding to the intensity of the sacred Swayze outfield. Swayze has and will continue to be a great asset to the Oxford campus. From its con- struction in 1989, Swayze has transformed the Ole Miss sporting experience. Students have established traditions that will be con- tinued for man seasons to come. Through these traditions, Swayze is more than a base- ball haven for students. I r J 170 ■ Sports M-r ' -. ' - JiSd K ■ 1 xl B3o| If Baseball ■ 171 ...Incomparable Class Officers - 174 Hall of Fame - 175 Who ' s Who- 181 Ally Grace - 234 Bently Burns - 239 ► Ryan Herget - 247 ► Latonya Herron - 250 ► Nancy Logan - 258 ► Stewart Pirani - 262 ► Jessica Brownin- 267 (From left to right) Meghan Litten, Secretary and Treasurer; Clay Crawford, Vice President; Toran Dean, President 174 ■ People HALL OF FAME n hotos: University Imag A public policy leadership major, Breland was Associated Student Body as executive assistant to the president and vice chair of the Student Life and Athletics Senate Committee. She is in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Trent Lott Leadership Institute. She is a member of the Columns Society, One Mississippi, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa. She served as an orientation leader and Ole Miss Ambassador. Dean is a geological engineering major who served as senior class president. She was also an ASB senator, director of student services and external legislation monitor. She served as public relations chair of the Engineering Student Body and is a two-time officer of the Geological Society. She is a luckyday scholar, director of policy for One Mississippi and she was an orientation leader. She received the President ' s Volunteer Service Award for her work with the San Mateo Empowerment Project. Hall of Fame ■ 175 Gates is a political science and public policy leadership major. He is a member of the Honors College and Lott Institute and a luckyday scholar. He is a member of ASB and Lott Student Council, the Columns Society, Black Student Union and One Mississippi. He is president of Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society. Herod is a public policy leadership major, a member of the Honors College, Lott Leadership Scholar, member of Phi Kappa Phi and National Society of Collegiate Scholars , Chancellor ' s Leadership Class, counselor for Ole Miss Summer College for High School Students and mentor for Freshman Focus and EDHE, president of ODK, member of the Black Student Union and Luckyday Merit Scholar. He is ASB chief of staff and chairman of One Mississippi. 176 ■ People Jackson is a biochemistry major, a member of the honors college, Phi Kappa Phi, the Columns Society, One Mississippi, and the Chancellor ' s Leadership Class and Ole Miss Ambassadors. He received the Nissan USA Scholarship. He served as director of community affairs on the ASB Presidential Cabinet. Kaiser is a journalism major, a member of Ole Miss Ambassador, orientation leader, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Mortar Board and ODK. He is the Columns Society ' s new-member educator, the chief of staff for ASB, alumni relations coordinator for One Mississippi and president of Lambda Sigma honor society. He is also responsible for the coordination of the EDEC mentoring program. Hall of Fame ■ 177 GHAN LITTEN TAYLOR MCGRAW Littenisa public policy leadership major and a member of the Honors College, Croft Ins titute for International Studies and Trent Lott Institute. She served as ASB President ' s Cabinet as director of student advocacy and as an ASB senator, counselor for the Trent Lott Summer Leadership Program for Rising High School Seniors, group leader for the Honors College Freshman Venture to Salt Lake City, Chancellor ' s Leadership Class and Mississippi Forensics League volunteer. McGraw is a public policy leadership major in the Lott Institute and Honors College. He received the Honors College Barksdale Award. He served as ASB president and was a former ASB Senator of the Year. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, One Mississippi, Forensics Team and Chess Team. He was honored as UM ' s student representative at statewide Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence. 178 ■ People Moss is a public policy leadership major in the Lott Institute. He is a member of Freshman Focus, One Mississippi, president of the Gospel Choir, Ole Miss Ambassador, orientation leader, publicity director of the Black Student Union, vice president of the Columns Society, director of the Big Event and he has held several ASB positions, including director of communications and director of academic affairs. He served on the Minority Affairs Leadership Council and was the student representative on UM ' s Faculty Senate, Council of Academic Administrators, Academic Appeals Council and Plus Minus Grading Scale Task Force. Wicks is an international studies and French major and member of the Honors College and Croft Institute. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, former ASB senator, member of the Chancellor ' s Leadership class, Columns Society and Ole Miss Ambassadors.. A Croft Scholar and Newman Scholar, she received a Barksdale Extraordinary Research Fund for an internship with the Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland. Hall of Fame ■ 179 Among American Colleges Universities Compiled By: Taylor Davenport, Miriam Taylor, Shiloh Jones and Victoria Boatman Photos: University Imaging 180 ■ People Student Alumni Council University Judicial Council, Interfraternity Council-Judicial Chairman Sigma Chi Senior Class Council Order of Omega Omicron Delta Kappa Lambda Sigma Gamma Beta Phi Ole Miss First Hope for Africa MANNA Boys and Girls Club Ole Miss Orientation Leader Ole Miss Annual Design Editor School of Engineering Student Body Vice-President Ole Miss Ambassador Delta Delta Delta-Licensing Chair American Society of Mechanical Engineers Big Event Leapfrog Who ' s Who 181 Ole Miss Pharmaceutical Marketing Research-Founder and President International Society for Pharmacoeconomlcs and Outcomes Research Student Chapter Rho Chi Honors Society University of Mississippi Jewish Communiy-Founder and President Kappa Kappa Gamma-Education Chair Gamma Beta Phi Pi Sigma Alpha Sigma Alpha Lambda Phi Eta Sigma Wounded Warriors 182 ■ People ELIZABETH VAUGHN AVANT Delta Gamma Beta Alpha Psi Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Treasurer Beta Gamma Sigma Mortar Board Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Dean ' s Honor Roll Delta Gamma Assistant Finance Director Beta Alpha Psi Treasurer W.P. Bill Thomas Memorial Scholarship Academic Excellence Scholarship Service for Sight Elections Commission Chair Mortar Board Treasurer Constitution Review Committee Elections Chair Habitat for Humanity Ole Miss First Scholarship Program Sigma Nu Student Alumni Council Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society Boolos Accounting Scholarship Who ' s Who ■ 183 KIMBERLY M E BIAGINI r j I ■ V l-ii l " " ' tB K Mm 3 Smw m ' - ' + - EMILY ELIZABETH BQATNER Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Croft Institute for International Studies Phi Mu Italian Language and Culture Club CARE Walk College Republicans Associated Student Body Two+2 Program Panhellenic Council President Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor Rebel Runners Club Chancellor ' s List Dean ' s List Gamma Beta Phi Order of Omega Phi Mu Psi Chi Honor Society 184 n People Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma Sigma Alpha Lambda Order of Omega Gamma Beta Phi National Society of Collegiate Scholars Sigma Nu-President Intra-Fraternity Council Delegate Leapfrog Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College- Senator, Assistant Student Director Delta Psi-President Ole Miss Ultimate Frisbee Team- President Associated Student Body-Election Commission The Daily Mississippian-Copy Editor Who ' s Who ■ 185 Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society Gamma Beta Phi Delta Gamma Columns Society Phi Kappa Phi Mortar Board Order of Omega Omicron Delta Kappa Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Ole Miss Ambassadors Ole Miss Orientation Leaders Ole Miss Women ' s Council The Delta Project Habitat for Humanity Freshman Focus One Mississippi Chancellor ' s Leadership Class Associated Student Body Cabinet Associated Student Body Senate Phi Mu Trent Lott Leadership Scholar Comcast Scholar Phi Mu Vice-President Lambda Sigma Leadership Society Treasurer 186 ■ People Senior Class Council Associated Student Body-Senator Panhellenic Council- Vice President of Community Service Chi Omega College Republicans Miss Pontotoc 2010 Miss Hospitality Ole Miss Ambassador Pharmacy Student Body Secretary American Society for Health-System Pharmacists UMFusion Pichition Scholar Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Who ' s Who ■ 187 Ole Miss Lacrosse-Vice President Gamma Beta Sigma Delta Delta Delta Campus Crusade for Christ Kappa Delta Hope for Africa Teachers of Tomorrow National Education Association Boys and Girls Club Leapfrog Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Kappa Phi 188 ■ People HELSIE LOGAN CHAPMAN Delta Gamma Recruitment Team Beta Alpha Psi Historian Panhellenic Executive Council Secretary and Treasure Co-Chair Greek Expansion Committee EDUganda Campus Crusades Chancellor ' s Leadership Class Azalea Gardens Volunteer Service for Sight Academic Excellence Scholarship Parade of Beauties-Top 10 Business School-Student Body President Chairman of the Student Advisory Board Member of the Cheief Emissary Officers Kappa Delta-Public Relations adn Recruitment Officer Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Phi Kappa Phi Gamma Beta Phi Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Who ' s Who ■ 189 Ole Miss Ambassador Student Alumni Council Students for a Safe Ride-Co-President Leapfrog Parade of Beauties Gay-Straight Allowance CARE Walk Beta Gamma Sigma Dean ' s Honor Roll Order of Omega National Society foR Collegiate Scholars Sigma Alpha Lambda Alpha Epsilon Delta Omicron Kappa DeltA Eta Sigma Pi Sigma Alpha Lambda Gamma Beta Phi Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club US Marine Corps-Bronze Star Medal for Valor in Afghanistan 190 ■ People Senior Class Leadership Council Chancellor ' s Leadership Class Student Alumni Council Chi Omega-President national Society of Collegiate Scholars Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma Gamma Beta Phi More Than a Meal Academic Excellence Scholarship Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Tau Beta Pi-Events Coordinator Ole Miss Ambassador Engineering Ambassador Delta Delta Delta-Chapter Development and Continuing Education Mortar Board Phi Kappa Phi Lambda Sigma Society of Women Engineers CARE Walk Who ' s Who 191 Senior Class President Geological Society Engineering Society TOMS Ole Miss Founder One Mississippi Director of Policy Associated Student Body Senator Orientation Leader Ole Miss Outdoors Chancellor ' s Standing Committee Mississippi First Freshman Focus Black Student Union College Democrats More Than a Meal Mission Mississippi LuckyDay Scholar Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority Woman of Excellence Ole Miss Women ' s Council American Chemical Society Ole Miss Cricket Club Relay for Life Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Research Assistant 192 ■ People Phi Eta Sigma Gamma Beta Phi National Collegiate Scholars Lambda Sigma Relay for Life Sigma Pi-Beta Mu Academic Scholarship Student Advisory Board-President Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor Delta Gamma- Vice President of Communication The Daily Mississippian-Design Editor Who ' s Who ■ 193 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Ole Miss Rebel Softball Team Chancellor ' s Honor Roll More Than a Meal Founder of Sigma Pi Fraternity Phi Kappa Phi Counselor of UM Pre-College Programs Golf Team 194 ■ People Tau Beta Pi Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors Col lege- Ambassador American Society of Mechanical Engineers Oxford Lafayette Humane Society Army ROTC Croft Institute of International Studies Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Delta Psi Gamma Beta Phi Pride of the South Marching Band Relay for Life Chancellor ' s and Dean ' s Honor Roll Who ' s Who ■ 195 Gamma Beta Phi Alpha Epsilon Delta Mortar Board National Society of Collegiate Scholars Lambda Sigma Sigma Alpha Lambda Alpha Lambda Delta Eta Sigma Phi Freshman Focus Sigma Phi Lambda Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Phi Kappa Phi Phi Beta Kappa Eta Kappa Nu-President Newswatch Engineering Honor ' s Council Society fo Women Engineers Phi Kappa Phi Tau Beta Pi Academic Excellence Scholarship 196 ■ People Columns Society Orientation Leader Gamma Beta Phi Alpha Lambda Delta National Society of Collegiate Scholars Luckyday Scholar Lott Leadership Institute Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Freshman Focus Black Student Union One Mississippi Phi Eta Sigma Pi Sigma Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Lambda Sigma Resident Assistant Orientation Leader Student Athlete Tutor IMAGE Student Programming Board-Director of Special Events Luckyday Scholar Alpha Omicron Pi Freshman Focus Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Dean ' s Honor Roll Who ' s Who ■ 197 Chi Epsilon-President Phi Delta Theta-President National Society of Collegiate Scholars Engineers Without Borders Tau Beta Pi-Vice President of Membership Order of Omega Chancellor ' s Leadership Scholar Habitat for Humanity, Leapfrog Luckyday Scholar Thacker Mountain Radio Intern William Winter Scholar Luckyday Senior Peer Leader 198 ■ People Engineering Student Body President Senior Class Committee Ole Miss Ambassadors Gamma Beta Phi American Society of Civil Engineers Phi Theta Kappa Dean ' s Academic Honors Habitat for Humanity Can Food Drives Beta Alpha Psi-Histonan Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor Kappa Kappa Gamma-Academic Excellece Committee Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College National Society of Collegiate Scholars American Association of University Women College Republicans Run for Hope Who ' s Who ■ 199 Pharmaceutical Student Programming Board Kappa Delta-Academic and Public Relations Kappa Epsilon Student National Association Hope for Africa Leapfrog CARE Walk Relay for Life Phi Mu Fraternity Freshman Focus Ole Miss Women ' s Ensemble Phi Eta Sigma Mortar Board Omicron Delta Kappa EDHA Mentor, Ole Miss College Republicans Phi Mu Chapter President Phi Mu Membership Director, Wesley Foundation Meals on Wheels Boys and Girls Club Habitat for Humanity Relay for Life Oxford Food Pantry Big Brothers Big Sisters 200 b People Associated Student Body-Chief of Staff One Mississippi Phi Eta Sigma-Treasurer and Vice President Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Omicron Delta Kappa-President Freshman Focus Chancellors Leadership-Sophomore Leader William Winter Institute Intern Phi Kappa Phi Big Event Luckyday-Merit Scholar Honors College-Senate and Ambassador Cardinal Club National Society of Collegiate Scholars Engineering Student Body- President Institite of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Eta Kappa Nu, Vice President Tau Beta Pi, Treasurer Ole Miss Relay for Life Alpha Lamda DeltaM Who ' s Who ■ 201 Gamma Beta Phi Campus Crusades Dean ' s List Chancellor ' s Honor Roll National Society of Collegiate Scholars Ole Miss Rebel Softball Team-Captain SAAC- Executive Board Member Reading with the Rebels Rebel Reruns Committee SEC Honor Roll Chancellor ' s Honor Roll SEC Community Service Team 202 ■ People Chancellor ' s Leadership Class National Association for the Advancement of Colored People- Treasurer Delta Sigma Theta-Treasurer National Pan-Hellenic Council-President Black Student Union Sigma Alpha Lambda-Treasurer national Society of Collegiate Scholars- Vice President pf Public Relations Freshman Focus Leapfrog Alpha Lambda Delta Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Mortar Board Luckyday Scholar Who ' s Who ■ 203 Associated Student Body- Director of Student Services Business School Vice President Kappa Delta Panhellenic Delegate Associated Student Body- Cabinet Office of Campus Sustainability Sally McDonnell Honors College Beta Gamma Sigma Associated Student Body-Attorney General and Presidential Cabinet Alpha Tau Omega-Philanthropy Chair, Executive Secretary and Leadership Development Chair Ole Miss Men ' s Ultimate Frisbee Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Chancellor ' s Honor Roll One Miss issippi Student Programming Board Ole Miss Women ' s Council for Philanthropy Ole Miss Ambassadors Leapfrog Phi Kappa Phi Class Favorite 204 ■ People MOLLY ANN JARABICA Ole Miss Ambassador Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor Delta Delta Delta Luckyday Scholarship Academic Excellence Scholarship Feed the Hunger Leapfrog, CARE Walk Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College-Mentor Chemistry Club UMSFusion African Drum and Dance Team Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Society Service for Sight, Relay for Life National Merit Scholar Barksdale Scholarship Chancellor ' s List Who ' s Who ■ 205 Mortar Board-New Member Chair Associated Student Body-Comptroller Omicron Delta Kappa Lambda Sigma Society Phi Eta Sigma Gamma Beta Phi Chi Omega Campus Crusade for Christ 206 ■ People Associated Student Body Chief of Staff Orientation Leader Columns Society-New Member Educator Lamda Sigma Honors Society- President Associated Student Body-Judicial Committee One Mississippi Sigma Nu-Philanthropy Chairman and Risk Reduction Chairman Ole Miss Ambassadors Daily Mississippian Mortar Board Alpha Lambda Delta Leapfrog Ole Miss Campus Favorite Dean ' s List Phi Eta Sigma Kappa Psi-Regent Mission to the World-Leader American Pharmacist Association Kappa Sigma Trent Lott Leadership Institute Beta Beta Beta More Than a Meal Omicron Delta Kappa-Secretary Sigma Alpha Lambda-Vice President of Community Service Diamond Girls Rebels for Christ Dean ' s List Who ' s Who ■ 207 Resident Assisstant Associated Student Body-Senator Phi Delta Chi Beta Beta Beta Alpha Psi Omega Mortar Board Lambda Sigma Kappa Kappa Gamma-Vice President of Academic Excellence and Registrar Gamma Beta Phi United Way Volunteer Phi Kappa Phi Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Barksdale Honors Scholarship National Society of Collegiate Scholars Sigma Alpha Lambda Phi Eta Sigma Alpha Lambda Delta 208 b People Editor-in-Cheif Daily Mississippian Campus News Editor Daily Mississippian Society of Professional Journalists Phi Kappa Phi Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Dean ' s Honor Roll Kappa Delta-Girl Scout Committee Academic Excellence Scholarship CARE Walk Who ' s Who ■ 209 Alpha Omicron Pi-Executive Recruitment Committee and Assistant Bid Day Chairman Panhellenic Delegate Run for the Roses CARE Walk Andrew Brock Mclntyre Student Art Association Sigma Alpha Lambda National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts 210 ■ People L University Writing Center Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Croft Institute for International Studies National Society of Collegiate Scholars Phi Kappa Phi Student Alumni Council Sigma Alpha Lambda Phi Eta Sigma Senior Class Council Campus Crusade Kappa Delta-Academic Excellence Committee CARE Walk Dean ' s Honor Roll Who ' s Who 211 Ole Miss Rebel Golf Team Student-Athlete Mentoring Program Pi Beta Phi Backpack to Briefcase SEC Can Food Drive Dean ' s Honor Roll Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Hero in the Classroom SEC Academic Honor Roll Trent Lott Leadership Institute Chancellors Leadership Class Columns Society- Vice President Daily Mississippian Black Student Union- Director of Publicity Associated Student Body Director of Academic Affairs Freshman Focus One Mississipp University of Mississippi Gospel Choir- President Ole Miss Ambassador Orientation Leader Senior Class Council Big Event Leapfrog More Than A Meal Boys and Girls Club of Oxford 212 ■ People Reformed University Fellowship Wesley Foundation ' Graduation Assistant Academic Tutor Kappa Delta Pi Associated Student Body- Vice President Orientation Leader Chancellor ' s Leadership Class Kappa Delta- Vice President of Operations ONE Mississippi Freshman Focus Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Honors Ambassador Columns Society Order of Omega Leapfrog Big Event Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Who ' s Who ■ 213 Resident Assistant American Pharmacists Phi Delta Chi Phi Kappa Phi National Society of Collegiate Scholars Sigma Phi Lambda-Vice President, Social Chair and Chaplain Early Entry Pharmacy Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Chancellor ' s Honor Roll One Mississippi Students for a Green Campus Episcopal Church at Ole Miss Marine Conservation Corps Phi Kappa Phi Barksdale Honors Scholar Gamma Beta Phi 214 ■ People Phi Kappa Phi Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Patterson Alumni Fellowship Second Harvest Food Bank Alpha Epsilon Delta-Historian Excersice Science Club-President National Society of Collegiate Scholars Phi Kappa Phi Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Sigma Alpha Lambda Leapfrog Relay for Life Habitat for Humanity Who ' s Who ■ 215 ALEXANDRA ELAINE PHARES Phi Delta Chi Gamma Beta Phi Early Entry 1 and 3 Class President Baptist Student Union More Than a Meal Dean ' s List Gamma Beta Phi National Society of Collegiate Scholars National Society of Leadership and Success Kappa Delta Hope For Africa More Than a Meal Boys and Girls Club 216 ■ People Tau Beta Pi Sigma Alpha lota Engineering Student Body American Chemical Society Phi Kappa Phi Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Mortar Board Dean ' s Honor Roll Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Who ' s Who ■ 217 National Society of College Scholars Sigma Alpha Lambda Beta Gamma Sigma Delta Delta Delta-Standards Committee, New Member Educator, and Vice President of Chapter Development Ole Miss Outdoors CARE Walk Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Academic Excellence Scholarship Alpha Lambda Delta French Club Union unplugged Oxford Lafayette Humane Society Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Gamma Beta Phi 218 ■ People Resident Assistant Gamma Beta Phi Delta Sigma Theta-Vice President Big Event Committee IMAGE Program Freshman Focus Associated Student Body-Academic Affairs Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Phi Eta Sigma Omicron Delta Kappa National Socitey of Collegiate Scholars Boys and Girls Club Relay for Life LuckyDay Scholar Dean ' s List Chancellor ' s List Student Alumni Council Ole Miss Ambassador College Republicans Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor Delta Delta Delta-Vice President of Chapter Correspondence Leapfrog Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Deans Honor Roll Who ' s Who ■ 219 Resident Assistant Zeta Phi Beta- Treasurer, Representative National Pan-Hellenic Council- Vice President and Standards Chair Leapfrog Big Event 220 m People Columns Society IMAGE Newsletter Editor Black Student Union Gamma Beta Phi Presidential Debate Volunteer Senior Class Council Columns Society Secretary and Community Service Chair Leapfrog Miss University Scholarship Pageant Luckyday Merit Scholar Miss University 2010 2nd Alternate Big Event Orientation Leader Junior Panhellenic Delegate Chi Omega Associated Student Body-Presidential Cabinet and Executive Assistant Dean ' s Honor Roll More Than a Meal Senior Class Council Chancellor ' s Library Council CARE Walk Freshman Focus Cardinal Club Who ' s Who ■ 221 Lambda Sigma Ole Miss Ambassadors Kappa Delta-Executive Secretary Orientation Leader Leapfrog Campus Campaign Coordinator Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Trent Lott Institute of Public Policy Big Event Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Rebel Soccer Team-Captain Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Phi Kappa Phi Leapfrog, Reading with the Rebels Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Dean ' s Honor Roll UMAA Honor Roll 222 ■ People Student Programming Board Eta Sigma Phi Sigma Alpha Lambda Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Collegiate Scholars Phi Mu-Chairman of Rituals, External Greek Affairs, and Mailing Committee CARE Walk Excellence in Latin Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Dean ' s Honor Roll Gamma Beta Phi National Society of Collegiate Scholars Alpha Phi Alpha Student Athlete Advisory Committee Student Welfare Committee Relay for Life Chancellor ' s Honor Roll M-Club Letter Winner Dean ' s Honor Roll SEC Academic Honor Roll Alpha Lambda Delta Ole Miss Rebel Football Team Who ' s Who ■ 223 Volleyball Team Captain Rebel Reruns Fellowship of Student Athletes Reading with the Rebels Organization 2008 All-Freshman Team 2010 3rd Team All-American Sigma Tau Delta Phi Theta Kappa Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Phi Kappa Phi Ole Miss Women ' s Choir Relay for Life 224 ■ People Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Ole Miss Ambassador Relay for Life Phi Kappa Phi Mortar Board Ole Miss Mock Trial Gamma Beta Phi Delta Gamma National Society for Collegiate Scholars CARE Walk Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Phi Kapoa Phi Russian Language Initiative Russian Honors Society Alpha Lambda Delta Gamma Beta Phi Pride of the South Marching Band Croft Institute for International Studies Student Senate Honors College Who ' s Who ■ 225 Ole Miss Women ' s Council Leadership Series Senior Class Council Delta Delta Delta- Media Chairman CARE Walk Dean ' s Honor Roll Ole Miss First Scholarship Sigma Alpha Lambda President International Student Organization Phi Kappa Phi Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Counselor UM Pre-College Programs Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society 226 ■ People Ole Miss Ambassadors-Assistant Director Delta Gamma-Philanthropy Director Chancellor ' s Leadership Class Senior Class Council Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Leapfrog Engineers without Borders Society of Women Engineers Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society Who ' s Who ■ 227 Student Alumni Council Teachers of Tomorrow Kappa Delta-President and Vice President of Membership Leapfrog UM Jones Scholar UM Acamedic Excellence Scholar Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College UM Alumni Association Scholar Student Programming Board Orientation Leader Associated Student Body-Cabinet Member First Year Experience Committee Phi Mu-lnvolvement Chair Columns Society Ole Miss Ambassador Freshman Focus Relay for Life CARE Walk Leapfrog Class Favorite Order of Omega-Outstanding Freshman Award Sophomore Homecoming Maid 228 ■ People The Daily Mississippian JumpStart The Ole Miss Yearbook-Assistant Managing Editor Kappa Alpha Theta LuckyDay Scholar Associated Student Body-Presidential Debate Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Rebel Sculpture Society- President and Treasurer Art Department-Senator Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Who ' s Who ■ 229 Health Occupations Students of America State-President, Vice President, Historian Sigma Alpha Lambda Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Kappa Epsilon Academic Excellence Scholarship Beta Alpha Psi Chancellor ' s Leadership Class National Society of Collegiate Scholars Sigma Alpha Lambda Beta Gamma Sigma Student Programming Board Rebel Nation Global Ambassador 230 ■ People OT PICTURED: rent Adams IWey B Allen Varies N Azu onathan Biggs } atnck C Bleyer Cristin M Bridges vJorma Butts (acie Childers asey Chinn Martina Cotelo Scarlett Cunningham Hemdeep )ulthummon rtesha Dunning Robert T Ellis John W Estes Eric A Folk II - Ramsey Frey legan Gargiulo I Joseph W. 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Barnes Jamie Barnett Katherine Barrack Feliciano Barron Kaitlyn Barton Olivia Battle Ingram Grace Baylark Stephanie Renae Beaird Mary Rodgers Beal Carrissa Chenise Beasley 232 ■ People William Bedwell Beverly Behringer Daniel Joseph Benedetto Lisa Bennett Shelby Bennett-Glenn Angela Benson Shayla Berry Kimberly Marie Biagini Elizabeth Lauren Bibbs Tyler Biggs Devon Michael Birmingham Celesia Karnae Blackmon Liz Blair Joya Marie Bla nd Tess Robison Blankenship Joshua Blevins Victoria Boatman Emily Elizabeth Boatner Amber Lechelle Bone Joshua Bonner Nashana Shonece Bougard Charles Bowman Yoichi De ' Andrea Boyd George Bradley Marianna Mcinnis Breland Evan Brewster Kristin Marie Bridges Preston Shelby Bridges Justin Lynn Brimer Katrina Brisco Lauren Briscoe Jordan Broadstreet Nicholas Andrew Broadway Caitlin Marie Brock Chelsea Brock Ja ' Quay Brooks Quenshia Brooks Shelera Denise Brooks Jessica Brouckaert Allison Brown Anna Blair Brown Carmen L. Brown Debra Ann Brown Lakierra Brown Matthew Alexander Brown Quovondo Brown William Matthew Brown Ellison Earl Brown Jr. Mugsa 233 ALLY GRACE By: Ben Hurston When most Ole Miss students were thirteen, they were struggling to finish their Pre-Algebra homework, asking their mom for a ride to the mall, or try ing to decide whom to take to the homecoming dance. Not many 8th graders were being flown to another continent to embark on a national book tour. But Alexandra Grace isn ' t like most Ole Miss students. Ally Grace, who writes under the pseudonym Alexandra Adornetto, is the author of The New York Times Bestseller ' s series Halo, a Twilight-like young adult series about a group of angels who are sent from to Earth to protect a small town called Venus Cove. The series has been published in over 25 countries, and the final book, Heaven, is due to be released in August 2012. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Grace was just thirteen when she began writing her first fantasy novel, The Shadow Thief, during the summer of 2005. Twenty-five weeks later, HarperCollins Publishers Australia called her, asking her if she wanted to turn her book into a trilogy. ' After that, it all became more formal - signing contracts and going on book tours, " Grace said. " I never really thought of it as a career, but it became one anyway. " Her first book tour saw the then 13-year- old traveling from New York to Los Angeles, doing interviews and promotional activities for her novel. Along the way, she stopped in Memphis and " totally fell in love with the South. " " I wanted to live there permanently, " she said. Now in Oxford for her freshman year as a self-described " non-degree-seeking student, " Grace said she feels like she has really learned a lot. Splitting her time between working on her next project and doing more normal college activities like going to Graceland Too or joining her friends at bible studies, Grace said she has really found a home in this small, Mississippi town. " I love the community in Oxford, and when you spend a lot of time traveling and working, it ' s nice to have that to come back to, " she said. " I love that you can walk down the street and know half of the people you see. Grace took the spring semester off from school to explore some opportunities in Los Angeles and work with some " very creative people. " " I ' m really interested in getting involved in the entertainment industry and turning some of my projects into films, " she said. But friends of Grace don ' t have to worry about her leaving Oxford for good because she can ' t stay away for too long. " I think of the South as my home, and when I ' m not working, that ' s the place I want to be. I love the campus and walking to the library " , she continued. " The whole atmosphere of this campus is unbelievable. " 234n People Photo Courtesy of Julian Dolman Jessica Browning Laura Lynn Brumfield Mary Lauren Brunson Cassandra Elizabeth Bryant Adam Joseph Buckheister Dawn Anne Bullion Price Baxter Bullock Stephen Lamar Burdine Sherea Burkett Timothy Joel Burkhead Stephanie Burkholder Stephanie Burrow Hannah Elizabeth Burson Edjohn Marquis Burt Etoshia Renee Butler Teresa Lynn Butler Courtney Byrd Nathan Byrd Sandy Byrd Bridgett Rose Byrum William Cade Mary Grace Cady Emily Knox Caldwell Will Callaway April Christianne Cameron Madeline Campbell Jessica Lynn Cannon Anamaria Elizabeth Caradine Lisa Denise Carnathan Latonya Denise Carodine Bridget Dawn Carter Drew Carter Nick Anthony Castiglia Jasmine Sheree Catledge Austin Caulder Britany Cavett Brandon Paul Chamoun Tori Champion Kelsey Chancellor Sareka Chapman Hayley Collins Chappell Kacie Brooke Childers Hallee Paige Childress Casey Allan Chinn Jongseong Choi Chrysanthia Claiborne Christopher Clark Erika Patrice Clark 236 ■ People Oliver Clawson Pedro Clay Cheslin Elizabeth demons Marcey Cyndal Cleveland Emily Clinard Ariel Coats Jennifer Coburn Jalissa Rashad Coker Maeghan Coker Esparinza Alicia Coleman Jasmine Coley Laina Jo Collier Tia Collier Madison Conaway Takita Rochelle Conley William Dupre Connally Taylor Nicole Coombs Deir Emel Cooper Patsy Ann Cooper Tracy Lynn Costilow Daniel Lee Coughlin Lauren Elizabeth Cowles Veleria Antronette Cozart Kaylee Craft Kelsey Kay Craig William Chandler Craig va Cramer Kara Cravens Jessica Crayton Paige Crowley Karina Cruz Angel Cuellar Emily Catherine Cutrer Kimberly Dandridge Shanice Daniel Shannon Marie Daniel Marcus Daniels Alaina Darby Jason Alexander Darby Karlee Darby Taylor Davenport Joanna Leigh David Alexa Davis Emily Alexandria Davis Jakira Davis Krista Marie Davis Miles Davis Portia Davis MugsB 237 BEN LEY BURNS ByKayleigh Webb On a campus filled with artists, actors, singers and designers, Baldwyn native Bentley Burns looks like your average Ole Miss student. Recently transferred from Ittawamba Community College, he too is an artist, but Burns practices not in paint, but in the art of illusion. He carries a deck of cards in his back pocket wherever he goes, so he ' s always ready for a quick performance. Burn is not afraid to pull out his cards and amaze those around him with a simple card trick. " I ' m pretty sure that I ' m the only magician at Ole Miss. " Burns said with a grin. " I think that makes me pretty unique. " Burns, a junior journalism major, has been practicing magic for as long as he can remember. It wasn ' t until he was in middle school that the passion for the magical arts grew " 2005 was my big year. " said Burns. " I got completely obsessed. " Illusionist David Copperfield sparked Burns ' love of magic. After attending one of Copperfield ' s performances, Burns found himself longing to be on a stage mystifying a crowd. He began to study illusion and eventually perform for the public. " All I ' ve really done is birthday parties, but then again what magician hasn ' t? " Burns said. " I perform more for corporate events and for clubs and organizations now. I ' m trying to broaden my options. " Copperfield, as well as Harry Houdini are the two main illusionist that Burns said he looked up to. One of Burns ' favorite and most performed tricks is Houdini ' s straight jacket escape. " It only takes me three minutes to escape the [straight] jacket. " Burns said. " I like to think that ' s pretty impressive. " . Burns performs anything from card tricks to vanishing acts. Though a magician isn ' t allowed to share their secrets, Burns did say that his favorite illusion is one originated bv Harry Houdini. It ' s an old trick, but is still modernly done today. The magician and his assistant switch places on stage in less than three seconds. Houdini called it " Metamorphosis. " However, he would not tell how the trick was done. " I can ' t break the Magician ' s Oath, " said Burns, " but I will say that it ' s the fastest trick in the world. " Though he has yet to perform at Ole Miss, Burns said it was in the cards. " I think Ole Miss needs a little magic. " Profiles ■ 239 Robert Eugene Davis Vincent Sanford Davis Brisha ' Alexundria Dawkins Maggie Martha Day Trevon Corzell Day Andrew Deleeuw Manasi Ketan Desai Hannah Marie Desalvo Asantha Champika Dharmaratne Vihara Anjalee Dharmaratne Markeicha Dickens Bailey Digby Destiny Dobbins Kelsey Quinn Dockery Sarah Lynn Doherty Candice Megan Dollar Brandon Donald Lenise Yvette Donelson Santrice Doss Rachel Dawn Doubleday Whitney Lacreshia Dozier Kristina Michelle Dragoun Carlos D ' Andre Drake Mary Duffy Mary Kathryn Duke Hannah Rebecca Dunlap Rachel Lynn Dunlap Deidre Eacholes Danisha Echols Jenny Echols Steven Edington Emilie Edmonds Molly Edmondson Martel Brendin Edwards Traci Anne Edwards Jon Ellis Kristen Ellis Ashley Michelle Ellison Jena Robyn Ely Peter Englert Frank Alexander Estrada Grecia Marleny Estrada-Goin Nash Evans Shamaya Ewing Lacie Fain Jessica Lane Farley Jivanta Farmer Stevie Farrar I 240«People Charlotte Eileen Farris Sarah Joangela Farris Jeffrey Alan Ferguson Grace Fallon Fields Stephanie Ann Fields Taylor Finley Kristine Marie Fischenich James Landon Northington Fisher Ricky Floyd Ellen Marie Flynn Armisha Monique Fondon Apral Patrice Foreman Cynthia Fortner Mona Elizabeth Foshee William Fowler Kerri Leann Franks Morgan Fraser Brittany Fredenic Benjamin Frederick Kofi Awuah Frimpong Stephanie Lynne Froehle Kellee Fuller Veenadhari Gadepalli Aria Yejide Gaines Paul James Gamble Jr. Taeisha Gambrel Susanne Michelle Gann Megan Marie Gard Andrea Renee Garner Daniel Garrett Libera Sarah Garrett Cedric Garron Danielle Cooperlee Gartman Gina Gassaway Davis Lee Gates Patricia Grace Ethel Gauthier Martin Genter Andrew David Germer Trevor Alexander Gex Brittany Nichole Gilleylen Joshua Thomas Glasz Heide Renee Glover Amber Goodwin Tranquility Gordon William Brett Gore Timothy David Goss Jessica Gradolf Brittany Jane Graves MugsB 241 IRISH EOGHAIN STRNAD By: Naomi Kennedy Many people choose the sports they participate in based off of what their family members and friends are doing. Leoghain Strnad, however, based her choice off her culture. " My family has Irish heritage. At the time, we lived in Chicago, and my mom saw an ad for Irish dance classes and took me there to try it. I had a natural flair for it, so she kept me in it, " Strnad said. Strnad began Irish dancing when she was three years old, and began competing when she was five. She would spend up to 30 hours a week practicing her steps, and up to 50 around competition time. " My favorite step is the hornpipe which is performed in the heavy shoes. It ' s my favorite because it is a dance all about rhythm and sound and it is just the most fun dance to dance, " she said. Her talent even introduced her to Ole Miss. " I was actually on the way back to Atlanta from a Memphis dance competition and we stopped in Oxford to have a look. It was the end of my sophomore year and I fell in love with Ole Miss, " she said. Strnad has achieved many titles from dancing, including Southeast of England Champion and Austrian Champion. She is also ranked 7th in the South, 35th in the nation and 82nd in the world, and she plans on sticking with it as long as possible. " I dance to live, it ' s that simple. Dance is the only thing that keeps me sane " Strnad said. Profiles ■ 243 Hannah Gray Raymond Eugene Gray Alyson Green Anthony David Green Asya Tierra Green Andrew Michael Grice Breanna Griffin Kelsey Powell Griffin Lakesha Griffin Locakeya Raynell Griffin Quintilla Griffin Brittany Ann Grissett Keith Grubbs Maygan Elizabeth Grubbs Crystal Gustavsen Hannah Grace Haguewood Mia Lanay Hairston Terrell Hall Omar Mohamed Hamid Corey Alexander Hamil Shana Nicole Hamilton Lindsey Colette Hansbrough Lacy Anne Hanslip Meagan Renea Harbin Staci Harbin Rodneshia Maria Hardaway Kimberly Hardges Hannah Harpole Kody Harrell Jasmine Bonet Harris Jillian Harris Melodie C. Harris Rebecca Leigh Harris Samuel Thomas Harris Tracie Nicole Harris Austin Harrison Brittany Hart Camden Hastings Cantrell Hastings Corey Addison Hastings Audrey Lynn Hathorn Leah Dawn Hawkins Timby Heard Amber Heggie Amber E. Helsel Robin Paige Helton Hailey Christine Henderson Michelle Lynn Henley 244b People Morgan Rebecca Henley Oliver Henry Quintez Henry Shunquita Henry Sonia Henry Susan Elizabeth Henry David Andrew Henson Peshani Herath Caleb Miles Herod Hanna Katherin Herrin Edward Davenport Herrington Brittany Herron Thomas Jerrod Hester Tiffany Grace Hester Andrea Victoria Hewett Lynette Shawanda Hibbler Jody Hicks Meagan Nicole Hill Brian Hindman Kevin Hindman Anice Hines Leigh Ellen Hinton Valencia Hoard Mitchell Watson Hobbs Chase Winston Hodge Gray Michael Hodge Rosalind Hodges Madison Holland Samantha Michelle Holland Evonda Hollis Jonathan Warren Hollis Amanda Lea Holloway Kenna Cristine Holloway Krista Hopper Kendria Qu ' Tae Hopson John Michael Horlock Caitlin Sarah Hornsby Lalangie Hoskins Francisca House Fran ' Kesha House Sherrick Sade House Brittanie Nicole Howard Daniella Janine Howard Kayla Howe Hillary Michelle Howell Annie Hu Nicole Renee Hubbard Ibrahim Huda MugsB 245 RYAN HERGET By: Nathaniel Weathersby While most teenagers were staring blindly at a television screen, fifteen year old Ryan Herget was starting his own business. Now the junior Risk Management Insurance and Banking Corporate Management major, owns and operates his own company producing just about $50,000 in its most recent business cycle. Herget ' s story begins a little over six years ago with a bored teenager in Little Rock, Arkansas. After morning football practices Herget was in search of something to productively occupy the rest of his day, " My dad was pressure washing the house one day and I said that looks easy. I turned sixteen later that summer, got my truck, a loan from my parents, bought my own power washer, got some fliers out, and the rest is history. " Herget ' s business, Premiere Power Washing, operates mainly during the summer and occasionally over breaks. Premiere Power Washing handles pressure -washing, and landscaping needs to houses and surrounding property. The company employs two other employees, both acquaintances of Herget, who handle the business when Herget is away learning how to perfect his business skills. " It [the business school] definitely helps. Knowing what to do with your money, where your money is going, how to actually keep an expense report, and know your sales from your net income, that ' s a big thing, " Herger said. Coming from a family that seems to biologically engineer entrepreneurs, Ryan has produced a detailed plan to expand his business this upcoming summer. Whereas in past summers its been split between old customers in the beginning followed by service to new customers. Premiere Power Washing hopes to tackle both returning and new customers at the start of the summer then focus completely on new customers during July and August. " We figure we can add 10,000 dollars, " Herget said. Ryan Herget ' s business aspirations come as a result of past records from satisfied customers. Staying true to his own business mantra. " If you do a good job and have a good product, customers will recommend you, " Herget said about of one customer interaction that every business should experience. " I had a woman call me and I had met her one time. She called me and wanted us to build this elaborate playground. She went out and spent $800 on this playground. If you don ' t know what a $800 or $900 dollar playground looks like, it ' s huge. We thought it was going to take us a day to build this playground and it ended up taking us five days. We were able to get some recommendations off that one job but we had to put in that extra work to make sure it was a good product. " Herget said. Profiles 247 Matthew Nathaniel Hudson Patrick Alan Hulsey Shed Hill Hunger Emily Hungerpiller Jennifer Hurd Kevin Paul Hynes Chiedozie Tony-Jude Ibekwe Amanda Elizabeth Isbell Darius Ivy Samantha Taylor Ivy Stephanie Jabaley Blair Jackson Brenden Jackson Courtney Jackson Gracie Jackson Jinnifer Leigh Jackson Jonathon Troy Jackson Kearee Jamal Jackson Lucus Kerdarul Jackson Katral Jamerson John Adkins James Amber Jenkins Ferrand Jenkins Alex Matthew Jewess Alison Jimenez Allie Elizabeth Johnson Ashley Johnson Blakeley Lynn Johnson Courtney Johnson Daketa Patreice Johnson Katherine Ann Johnson Kelsey Johnson Kristin Mckay Johnson Laquita Lasalle Johnson Sha ' Tia Danielle Johnson Sheaneter Johnson Jessica Rae Jones Katrina Jones Lateefah Jones Sheoyki Alexis Jones Shiloh Jones Tyler Curtis Jordan Grace Anne Joseph John Gregory Kaiser Harsh Kandoi Desiree Kapler Chrissi Jo Keel Brittney Kelsey I i I 248B People Lee Kelso Jamie Kendrick Kristin Kendrick Chelsey Claire Kennedy Jordan Elizabeth Kennedy Sothea Keo Frederick Dejuan Kimmons Lashelle Kimmons Angel King Bailey Kirby Blake Kirby Kasey Maria Kirchner Kate Allison Kirkpatrick Mary Kirkpatrick Rohini Krishna Laura Katherine Kyle Shannon Kynerd Amanda Jay-Flynn Lacklen Ally Rose Noreen Lamar Matthew Robert Lane Kelly Nicole Langford Kelsey Brooke Lantrip Julie Lawson Phillip Weber Lawson Jessica Nicole Lee Joseph Lee Katie Lee Ladeldrick Devon Lee Min-Ji Lee Sun Young Lee Emily Legge Shekela Leggett Elizabeth Morgan Leslie John Anthony Lettieri Ashton Lewis Ashley Lindsay Christi Marie Linville Meghan Marae Litten Zehui Liu Geremy Lloyd Cailen Marissa Loague Daniel Locke Twyla Loftiss Ashley Claire Lollar Sebastian Lopez Duarte Tasishiana Desiree Lover Amber Louisa Lowe Katherine Anne Lowe MugsB 249 ATONYA HERRON By Bradley Boleware LaTonya Herron has been singing for as long as she can remember. She first sang at her church in Amory, Miss, at the age of three and carried a tune at the Amory Railroad festival for eight years. With all her singing experience she was prepared when it came time to shine and won Ole Miss Idol 2011. Herron, a bubbly, talkative senior political science major, dresses like any other college student in blue jeans with a black blouse matched with her black shoes. But the thing she holds in her right hand every day makes it possible for her to live her life the way she wants to. This slender, red and white cane is what Herron uses to see. Herron is completely blind. Herron was born with congenital glaucoma, a rare eye disorder that can cause blindness, and after many visits to eye specialists, she lost her vision when she was eight-years-old. Herron chose not to let her blindness determine where she went to college and elected to attend Ole Miss. " It ' s very warm and friendly, " she said. " I didn ' t think that any other college had what Ole Miss had to offer and with friendships I have made, in my opinion, I wasn ' t wrong. " Ole Miss wasn ' t the only college Herron had in mind when she graduated from high school. Herron said she looked at Mssissippi State University because there are visually impaired students there, but decided to take the road less traveled. " I wanted to make my own way, and leave footprints behind for other blind students to know that you can go to college any where you choose, " Herron said. English is her minor but Herron loves reading and writing. Her favorite class was a poetry class she took during intersession. " Most of the time I ' m usually motivating people, I ' m not really telling by story and this class gave me a stage to tell my story, to reveal my experiences, my hurts, my happiness and I enjoyed that class, " she said. Herron said she ' s had a great time at Ole Miss and she got to meet a lot of great friends and have a ton of wonderful experiences. But her most memorable moment at Ole Miss is winning Ole Miss Idol. " It was so much fun for me. I wasn ' t actually going to do it, but my best friend Elizabeth convinced me to try out, she was like; ' You ' re going to do it before I graduate. ' " Herron said laughing. Herron plans to attend law school after she graduates so she can help visually impaired students or other special needs students and hopes to inspire others along the way. " I wanted to let any person with any disability know you can go college anywhere you choose, " she said. " You don ' t have to go where everybody else is going. " 250B People 1 Hu£ 1 «$ ' in ££ - rs - ' James Truett Luckett Adria Luk Aniah Lust May Ly Terry Layne Lyles Jr. Arlisa L. Mabry Cain Madden Sasha Maleski Jessica Lyn Malone Amy Lynn Maness Ronda Lynn Maness Gerard Manogin Asra Mansoor David Christopher Marking Madeline Markman Mary Ball Markow Cassandra Marshall Brad Martin Crystal Martin Terrance L. Martin David May Shelby May Ave ' Monique Mayeux Sharnese Mayfield Ray Mays Amy Mazzone Austin McAfee Allen Matthew McCollum Cortney Mccord Carolyn McCorkle Patrick McDaniel Breanna McDonald Johanna McDongal Ryan Hunter McDurmon Travis Martel McGowan Taylor Michael McGraw Heather Mize McGreger Jawan Everett McGriggs Jessica McKenzie Jessica McKinney Lauren McMillin Neal McMillin Elizabeth Ann McNair Meredith Anne Meadows Alisa Melton Crystal Nichole Mercer Trinity Merod Reanna Messer I 252 ■ People Walker Messer Christopher Michaelis Hannah Livingston Micheli Jenna Leslie Miles Whitley Caitlin Miley Cassiana Marshai Miller Jessica Miller Haley Elizabeth Millsap Cinclair Milton Sammie Mims Justin Lane Mixon Tiffany Kayla Moak Mary Mcghee Monteith Kerramesha Shantice Montgomery Alexandria Moore Emily Katelyn Moore Jakeshia Antoinette Moore Kimberly Dawn Moore Margaret Anne Moore Meredith Thompson Moore Tiffon Beatrice Moore Will Moore Tracy Jo Morelock Amy Elizabeth Morgan Zack Morgan Kevin Jamal Morris Norman Lee Morris Sarah Morris Sarah Katherine Morris Gray Morrison Phelton Moss Lacye Mounce Jennifer Mukoro Robbie Murphey Sarah Marie Murray Succorra Murray Jaynita B. Myles Sarah Nahhas Stephanie Neely Tirranny Nettles Regina Latrica Newson Rachelle Norris Jennifer Michelle Null Garrett Ochoa Eun Ju Oh Arlene Lakeesha O ' Hara Teddy Nkem Okoh Dante Oliver Mugs " 253 JAN TUCKER VORSTER By: Bradley Boleware When Jan Tucker Vorster, senior psychology major, graduates this summer he plans on going where many dream of going. He ' s headed to the world of professional tennis. Vorster is from Pretoria, South Africa, the son of litigator Jacob Petrus Vorster and his wife, Aletta Vorster. Vorster started his tennis career at the age of 5, with his mother serving as his own personal tennis instructor. Vorster ' s favorite match was when he won the South African junior national championship, even though he didn ' t play his best. " I just managed to hang in there and just fight through it and snuck a narrow victory. " Vorster said. After Vorster won the South African junior national championship, he was ranked No. 1 in South African Juniors and he was recruited by Coach Billy Chadwick to play for the University of Mississippi ' s men ' s tennis team. " He initially heard of me through the South Alabama coach, who is a South African, " Vorster said. " He told Chadwick about me, and he checked on my results and, obviously, I guess he was impressed. " Despite his experience with playing in big games, Vorster ' s first game at the college level turned out to be a frightful experience. Vorster described it as a " disaster. " " I was really nervous, I felt like there were a lot of expectations for me and I just had a complete blowout and was terrible, " Vorster confessed. After his first game Vorster relaxed and the next three years of his college tennis career were impressive. He helped the Ole Miss men ' s tennis team to three SEC West tides and three appearances in the SEC tournament championship. Vorster enjoyed playing tennis in the SEC and liked the energy of the players combined with the crowd. " You get to compete against some of the best players and teams in the nation, " Vorster explained. " And you play in front of some serious crowds. " Vorster admits that he does get nervous sometimes, especially before big matches like in tournaments and against rival schools. In his sophomore year Vorster helped win the SEC tournament championship. After four years of playing college tennis Vorster finished with an overall singles record of 53 wins with 18 losses and an overall doubles record of 67 wins with 25 losses. No longer eligible to play, Vorster is spending his last semester as an assistant coach to the men ' s tennis team, but feels out of place not suiting up. " It ' s frustrating being out on the court and not being able to play, " Vorster declared. " Being in that intense situation and going through the pressure and the stress of it, I enjoy that. " 254B People L m X I «i ' hoto By: Alex Edwards Tiara Oliver Abby Rene Olivier Khalana Tierra Ollie Rebecca Olsson Ndukwe Orizu Emily Ortega Cali Don Overbeck Requel Charne Pace Samantha Dawn Pappas Usa Park Aeriel De ' Shaun Parker Ambrie Lauren Parks Andrew Parmley Jessica Dawn Parrish Shawn Mckenzie Parrish Juasita Sherelle Patterson Karneshia Shantel Patton Ralpheal Patton Tara Allyn Pawley Sara Lauren Peacock Jacob Pearce Kesha Rena Pearine Charles Douglas Pearson Lakeshia Janay Pearson Jeffery Peavy Kimberly Louise Pegues Tyler Penny Antris L. Perkins Lauren Michelle Pesek Matthew Ryan Peterson Jasmine M. Phillips Tanner Phillips Edaina Pickering Kristopher Andrew Pierce Haley Pierotti Lauren Pitts Brandon Plaisance Tenola Plaxico Brittany Robinson Plyler Tiona Pogue Madalyn Poole Natalie Poole Josefh Pope Karina Popp Daryl Porter Amelia Paige Powell Lisa Powell Ashley Mariah Pratt 256 " People Christopher Karl Presley La ' Kamaree Mar ' Quaye Pride Charles Pritchard Amanda Faith Provine Ashley Pryor Jeanette Purifoy Valesheia Shanta Purnell Christine Elaine Quarles Bryce Matthew Raddatz Victoria Ragland Kristen Ray Benjamin Rea Kendra Redding Joshua Reed Brenda Reel Jessica Renea Reese Bethany Robin Reeves William Bryan Reeves Ubaid Ur Rehman Dana Nicole Reinemann Cody Rentz Brooke Elizabeth Reynolds Jacqueline Renee Reynolds D ' Erica Rhodes Latricia Nicole Rhynes Brea Rich Brittany Ann Richardson Lucrece Rico Jeffery Earl Riddle Dedra One Riley Savannah Jane Rishel Andrew Riviere Anna Katherine Robbins Daniel Windham Robbins James Roberson Daniel Roberts Alyce Pearl Robinson Anthony Morgan Robinson Charles Hale Robinson Kaci Jean Robinson Kanesha Letasha Robinson Laquare ' Javaris Robinson Valisa Rochelle Roby Ariel Jeanette Rodgers Bria Rogers Jasmine Rogers Tre Marcus Rosemon Robert Lowell Rowland Mugs 257 NANCY LOGAN By: Gerard Manogin On May 12, 2012, Nancy Logan accomplished something that she never thought was possible. At the tender age of 58, she earned her Bachelor ' s Degree in Education. However don ' t tell her that because she chokes up every time this statement is made. One may wonder why Logan is receiving her degree after so many years. She ' s getting her degree as a result of retiring from her job as a librarian aid. " Laying off helps you get your degree quicker " , she said. Logan is open to telling her story to anyone who will listen. She candidly speaks about the triggering point of a former co-worker who received a bigger pay just for having a degree. " I was doing a job that someone else wasn ' t doing a good job at, " said Logan. " She had a degree and I wasn ' t getting $60,000 a year doing what I was doing " . Logan was being paid less than a third of that. When Logan takes a trip down memory lane, she recalls her mother telling her that " college isn ' t for women " . Years later, Logan ' s mother tells her friends and family that it was her idea for me to go back to school. She had the reversal effect when she had children. " I told them they had to go to college " , said Logan with a proud look on her face. As a result of her teachings, they all received college degrees. Since Logan is an older student, there could be the preconceived notion that it ' s harder for them than a typical full time student. Logan states at times that she " worries " , " stress " and becomes " frustrated " because she realizes that she has a tight window compared to her younger classmates to graduate. " I know exactly what I want, " said Logan when comparing herself to younger students. She understands that younger students are at school for the experience, while she is here " strictly for the degree " . Students and teachers have embraced Logan with open arms. One of her professors, Lane Gauthier said, " It ' s always good to see her " and that " I think the world of her " . " She will be an asset to the teaching profession " . With graduation quickly approaching for Logan, she ' s taking time to soak up her last moments as an Undergraduate student. " I ' ve had a blast, " she said. " I love the campus and walking to the library " , she continued. " The whole atmosphere of this campus is unbelievable. " 258 ■ People » . c . »« • • »s, T v . • r • ».S • i»r r.» ' Photo ' By: Alex Edwards « l V. ; Stephen Nicholas Roybal Rubin Ruiz Alexis Russell Brandie Rhea Samples Brittany Samples Salvador Sanchez lii Stephanie Paige Sanderson Juanita Grady Sandidge Noah Lee Sanford Jonathan Benjamin Sapp Elizabeth Harris Sargent Ashley Saulsburry Jessie-Kathryn Savery Yoshika Sayles Jill Kristin Schmidt William Scott Jeremy Scruggs Norman Seawright Rachelle Ann Sellung Amy Senter Molly Beth Shaffer Paul Terrell Shanks Victoria Shanks Whitley Rena Shannon William Shaw Ebonie Janae Shegog James Darnell Shelton Jr. Stephanie Monique Sheriff Ryan Sherrer Joshua Frank Shipp Sahezad Shaukat Shivani Leigh-Ann Marie Short William Siedelmann Austin Sigl Brian Simmons Naomi Grace Simmons Mary Lindsey Simpkins Kellea Brooke Sims Vivian Ann Sims Shobhan Singh Jasmine Lakeitha Singleton Lance Sipes Samantha Nicole Siviglia Alesia Traci Smith Amanda Laraine Smith Amber Smith Forrest Michael Smith Joe Nathan Smith 2601 People Morgan Smith Natascha Brianne Smith Quila Smith Shantay Smith Tyler Gregory Smith William Taylor Smith Damon Snow Kayla Quenette Snow Jon Grady Sochovka Marks Mcmullan Sokolosky-Wixon Tyler Paige Soper Melissa Ann South Brittany Leigh Spence Al lie Caroline Spencer Kayla Bree Spratlin Jasmine Spratt Andrea Leigh Staires Keely Marie Stankey Allen Stewart Erin Michelle Stewart Jessica Stewart Jessica Lynn Stewart Kelshundra Stewart Lauryn Stewart Elizabeth Stitt Natasha Stracener Mary Alexander Street Thomas Daniel Strini Ty ' Kereia Stubbs Chloe Sturges Kelly Eve Sumners Keyara Swing Alycia Monique Taylor Ashley Nichole Taylor Carl Edward Taylor Christopher Allen Taylor Emilee Paige Taylor Lauren Brooke Taylor Sha ' Kendra Taylor Shavanna Taylor Travis Dean Taylor Lance Dahl Tennyson Cameron Terrance Brandie Thomas Darryl Demond Thomas Derek Thomas Kira Jordan Thomas Elisha Thomas Jr. MugsB 261 imn. !U. Photo By: Alex Ed STEWART PI RAN I By: Kayleigh Webb From the moment he first walked into his high school television production class during his freshman year, Broadcast Journalism major Stewart Pirani realized he was meant to work in television. " My teacher, who we called the executive producer, took our class through the control room and I saw the computer monitors, blinking lights and all the fancy buttons you just want to press and I knew that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life, " said Pirani. Pirani chose to come to Ole Miss because in his eyes, the school is truly " one of a kind " . He felt he could really make an impact on the Journalism school because it was new and relatively small in size. " I feel like that in my four years it ' s going to grow, " said Pirani. " And that I ' m going to grow with it. " Staying true to his word, Pirani will be apart of that growing process by serving as the Station Manager for NewsWatch Channel 99 for the 2012-2013 school year. He was actually responsible for the rebranding of not only NewsWatch but Rebel Radio 92.1 too. This included new logos designed by Pirani himself. He also upgraded the Rebel Radio website. " I ' ve still got two more years to go, " said Pirani. " And I will help the Journalism school become the powerhouse that it ' s supposed to be. " Pirani also changed the way that future Ole Miss student campaigns are ran. He produced, filmed and edited the campaign videos of Homecoming Queen Maggie Day, Colonel Reb Logan Rush and ASB Presidential candidate Kegan Coleman. " People have done videos before, " said Pirani. " But, I believe that after Maggie ' s video got so many hits that day that it changed the course of future elections. " Day ' s video was released the Monday before elections. On the next day, the video received over 5,000 views. However, Pirani ' s success doesn ' t stop there. Recendy he travelled to New York City to interview for an internship with NBC. Journalism professor Cynthia Joyce recommended Pirani for the job. The trip to the Big Apple was a first for Pirani. Students at the Meek Journalism school also thinks that he ' s very deserving of the his future success. Fellow Broadcast Journalism major, Brittani Acuff said, " He takes pride in what he does, he will go to any extreme to make his work perfect. " While Pirani doesn ' t see himself on camera anytime soon, he ' s content with working behind the scenes in the NewsWatch studio. " I was always an electronics guy, " said Pirani. " Now I ' ve got all the electronics I could want to work with and I want to make people happy with sitcoms, shows and to let people be informed. It ' s a win win situation in my world. " Profiles ■ 263 Brittain Thompson Jake Thompson Owen Thompson Tyerra Lonshonette Thompson Sarah Danielle Thornton Victoria Thornton Bridgette Laniece Thurman Lisa Tidwell Nathan Foster Tidwell Jonathan Tietjen Katherine Louise Till Rena Tillinghast Marian Rebecca Tillman Jordan Tippitt Marta Catherine Toczylowski Brittany C. Todd Lauren Nicole Todd Allie Elizabeth Toliver J.J. Townsend Sabrina Townsend Tamara Bianca Townsend Que-Lynn Tran Kimily Elizabeth Trehern Sarah Trim Elizabeth Triplett Priscilla Truss Ellie Elizabeth Turner Mack-Arthur Turner Shamarcus Turner Grygorii Tykhonovskyi Chioma Udemgba Derek Anthony Vandunse Caleb Michael Varacalli George Venetis Lindsey Ann Vinson Willie Marshall Voss Corsheilia Walker Robin Katherine Walker Lindsey Wallace Loni Glenn Wallace Mary Wallis Nicole Walls Jess Waltman Benjamin Joseph Ward Janelle Katie Ward John Randolph Ward Kelly Sunshine Ward Samra Ward 264b People Kristie Nicole Warino Daniel Lee Warren Cory Deuante Washington Morgan Watkins Nathaniel Weathersby Kayleigh Webb Christopher Reed Welch Qiaoling Weng Lauren Ann Wessel Brittany Michelle West Levi West Lanette Westbrook Debbie-Marie Diane White Mallory White Misty Lenora White Anna Lee Whitley Paige Bryant Whittle Sharon Denise Wicks David Wilbanks Jasmaine Wilbert Jordan Dinnea Wilkerson Brittney Marie Williams Caroline Christine Williams Christopher Dequan Williams Eric Dumar Williams Ivy Lauren Williams Matthew Williams Shakieta Partaine Williams Shannon Marie Williams Shyoulonda Williams Trevarus Khiry Williams Crystal Charlie Wilroy Carlos Dewayne Wilson Molly Beth Wilson T ' Juana Wilson Andrea Fernanda Wiltberger Briana Windham Lacey Winstead Kam Y. Wong-Lipman Amanda Nicola Jackson Woodal Andrew Maximillian Woods Shannis Nicole Woods Lakira Samone Wooten Dennis Jay Word Steven Brian Worley Hayden Worsham Cardell Thomas Wright Ednia Wright MugsB 265 Photo By: Anna McPheerso JESSICA BROWNING By: Shiloh Jones For most students, college is a distraction from her responsibilities time to enjoy and embrace the new with school. found freedom that it entails. But, Browning said the hardest thing while some students are out partying, about being a student and parent is others are busy caring for their family, " finding time to do everything. " Though it may seem hard to believe, While receiving aid from the a small percentage of students go government in the form of a Pell home to not only their homework, but Grant, she feels that Ole Miss to take care of their children as well, provides no special aid for her Sophomore fine arts major Jessica difficult situation. Browning Browning is one of these students. says she takes life one day at a time, Browning, 25, is a single mother which includes a lot of late nights to raising her 2-year-old daughter, Cara. accomplish all of her obligations. She raises her daughter while working " Cara comes first, so if she has toward her degree. a bad dream, that comes before A typical day for Jessica starts at homework, " said Browning, her home about 20 minutes from One thing Browning would like campus. She then drops her daughter her fellow students to know is that off to be cared for at Country Kids being a mom and full-time student in New Albany. Just like any ordinary isn ' t easy. undergraduate student, she has class Browning said, " It ' s a lot of time all day long. But unlike the ordinary and commitment and I have to do it st udent she has a toddler that adds all on my own. " Profiles ■ 267 Kentra Write Ye Xiao Gene Yates Rudolph Yelverton Rachel Yi Naree Yoon Adrien Young Kinyonna Youngblood Floris Yvinou Coury Zachary 268b People WmM ■ IE MS standi RyaiYRigney, a sophomore journalism major and author of, " Buttonless writirig last year. Rigney ' s Book which is sold on Amazon, includes informatio including inter views with the designers of " Plants vs. Zombies " and " Words A I ■■ with a copy of the book he finished in over 65 iPhone and iPad games, th Friends. " To ■ •- ,; A w 1 1 fl W «5 . L ' kB V . • r m r c - 1 M 4J E r J G 3 son a L I Mason Wilbanks Walker Kelly i if, Kevser Ermin ii i QSiLuniu A ■ ! H 1 Ul 1 I " - ? 272« Editors (Back row left to right) KAYLEIGH WEBB Writing Editor DREW CARTER Sports Editor Editor-in-Chief JESSICA JAMES Business Editor 1AYL0R COOMBS Sports Editor ELIZABETH BEAVER Design Editor (Front row left to right) Assistant Design Editor ALEX EDWARDS Photography Editor (Not pictured) Editorial Assistant Editors ■ 273 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: VICTORIA BOATMAN This book is a product of what Ole Miss means to each individual. It questions what your place is at this University and even in this world. Answering this question is one of the most difficult things we will ever try to achieve in our lives. This year I changed my life course, which left me questioning who I was and where I was going. It beseeched the question: What is Ole Miss ' s purpose in my life? I had come across this university in such a peculiar way that I spent most of my time here believing it was kismet. What I began to realrze is that this place, these people and these opportunities I ' d been given here I could of received at any other major university. This doesn ' t mean Ole Miss isn ' t special (just ask anyone who goes here and they ' ll tell you how much they love it), but for me it means that the things I do, the people I choose to call friends and the choices I make are the determining factors of how my life will be for these four years. Though fate may of played a part in it, ultimately I decide what Ole Miss will mean for me. Finding that place though has proven to be one of my biggest struggles because as much as I love Oxford and this University, I ' ve yet to understand it. I didn ' t grown up in the south (I ' m from Orlando, Fla.), which makes everything here unfamiliar to me. Strangers being polite, people not locking their doors, girls teasing their hair, young guys dressing like my father and the general population seeming to have a dress code which consists of Nike shorts and T-shirts for girls and Polos and loafers for guys. In the midst of all these commonalities, it ' s a beautiful thing to embrace your individualism. And that ' s how I ' ve found my place here at Ole Miss. I will never dress like a classic sorority girl with big hair, a full face of make up and designer jewelry. I wear my Vans, I have a blue streak in my hair, if I remember make up I ' ll wear it and I like my antique jewelry. Outside this bubble we call Oxford is a world where people value individual style, they have no idea what your Greek letters mean and they ' ll judge you for coming from the South. All you ' ll have to show for yourself is your individuality without any kind of label to hide behind. You have a whole four years to develop friendships, make smart choices and find your place at this sensational university. It takes actively seeking who you are and making choices that reveal your character to find it. As for me, Ole Miss is home and I ' ll cherish everything about this University because it made me into the person I am today. Though there ' s a lot about myself I ' m still trying to figure out, I ' m fortunate enough to be calling Oxford home for the next two years. SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: My good friends David Ballard, Emily Butterfield and Maha Malik who were there for design advice, who corrected spreads and helped me develop ideas. I appreciated your middle of the night group messages that kept me going and breathed new life into things I felt like giving up on. You ' re wonderful people and I ' m a better person for knowing you. My roommates Jade Genga and Lucrece Rico who rarely saw me this year, thank you for everything. You ' re helpfulness and friendship is one the best gifts anyone could ask for. My family, I love you all very much. Thank you for your love, your support and your guidance this year. Dad, your management advice was invaluable and such an asset to me this year. Mom, your perspective was somehow always what I needed to hear. You both challenged me to meet the highest standards possible, but you were always there with words of encouragement when I felt it wasn ' t good enough. I ' m sorry I didn ' t get to go home as much as you wanted me to, but thank you for giving me this opportunity. 274 Letter from the edtior Bill Rose, thank you for your invaluable ideas and support. Your talents were greatly appreciated this year. Drew Carter, without you we wouldn ' t have a sports section. I will forever be in your debt and I can ' t thank you enough for going above and beyond what you were asked to do. You ' re an amazing colleague and friend. Alex Edwards, you ' ve been through a lot this year and I admire your strength. I can ' t wait to see the incredible things you do with your life. Brianna Adkins and Jessica James, thank you so much for doing your job superbly and dealing with the Greeks and Organizations. I know it was a tough job and I appreciate your commitment and hard work. Miriam Taylor, if you hadn ' t showed up towards the end, design couldn ' t of done it without you. Thank you for all your help, you ' re an incredibly talented designer and writer. Kayleigh Webb, Gerard Manogin Nathaniel Weathersby, Shiloh Jones and Taylor Davenport, I ' m not sure what I would of done without you all. When I needed you most you were there. Every single one of you brightened my day and I ' m so lucky that we got the chance to work together. 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THE OLE MISS eventually becoming the affectionate nickname of the university as well. Portrait photographs for the 2012 book were taken by Herff Jones. All other photographs were taken by staff photographers under the management of Alex Edwards, or contributed by University Imaging services, University Library Archives, Athletic Media Relations, Athletic Media Relations, or the individuals pictured. The majority of the photographs were taking using Canon and Nikon cameras. Cover, endsheets and dividers were designed by Elizabeth Beaver and Brianna Adkins with the input of Victoria Boatman. Intro and Outro pages were deisgned by Miriam Taylor. THE OLE MISS S. GALE DENLEY STUDENT MEDIA CENTER 201 BISHOP HALL UNIVERSITY, MS 38677 YEARBOOK@OLEMISS.EDU COVER DISPLAY AND DIVIDER PAGE DISPLAY TEXT IN STEELFISH IN VARYING WEIGHTS AND SIZES ALL OTHER DISPLAY, STATISTICAL, AND ROSTER TEXT IN GO- THAM IN VARY WEIGHTS AND SIZES ALL BODY COPY IS IN GARAMOND IN VARY WEIGHTS AND SIZES The 116th volume of THE OLE MISS was printed at Friesens Publishing; 1 Memory Lane, Altona, Manitoba, Canada ROG OBO. The book was created by Ole Miss students under the managament of: Editor-in- Chief Victoria Boatman, Business Editor Jessica James, Design Editor Elizabeth Beaver, Assistant Design Editor Brianna Adkins, Photography Editor Alex Edwards, Writing Editor Kayleigh Webb, Sports Editors Taylor Coombs, and Drew Carter. Miriam Taylor served as editorial assistant. The editorial content does not necessarily represent the opinions of the university. The cost of THE OLE MISS is in the tuition of every full-time student and pages a re sold to every Greek and student organizations. Colophon ■ 2 i Abraham, Sumner, 124 Abraham IV, Ralph, 181 Acuff, Brittani, 122 Acuff, Brittani, 263 Adamec, Rachel, 51 Adkins, Brianna, 181 Allred, Brent, 123 Arnold, Hannah Astorino, 59 Athavale, Amod, 182 Atnipp, Sarah, 182 Austin, Jessie, 121 Avant, Elizabeth, 183 Azu, Charlies Ball, Ashley, 13 Ballew, Claire, 14 Bane, Randle, 124 Banner, Ivy, 14 Barfield, Katie, 121 Barkett, Katherine, 121 Barr, BJ, 124 Barr, Barry, 183 Barr, Rebecca, 124 Bartet, Alison, 114 Batson, Brad, 121 I Benton, Hollis, 124 Biagini, Kimberly, 184 Black, Catherine, 121 Blackwell, Adam, 18 Boatner, Emily, 184 Bobinger, Caroline, 124 Bobo, Robert, 185 Bolen, Samuel, 121 Boleware, Bradley, 59 Bond, Avery, 14 Boozer, Amanda, 121 Borg, Devan, 46 Bradford, Sherika, 124 Bransford, Sarah, 121 Branson, Zachary, 185 Brantley, Chris, 124 Brasher, Becky, 186 Breland, Marianna, 175, 186 Briscoe, Adams, 121 Brister, Karinlee, 121 Browning, Jessica, 267 Brunson, Mary, 187 Bucaciuc, Olivia, 124 Buchanan, Paris, 124 Burke, Nathan, 57 Burkehead, Tim, 29, 30 Burkhalter, Byron, 124 Burne, Keely, 33 Burnette, Kristen, 121 Burns, Bentley, 239 Cable, Dave, 50 Callahan, Erin, 121 Cantelou, Morgan, 14 Cantu, Joe Turner, 56 Carbrey, Kristin, 187 Carmody, Aubry, 124 Carruthers, Mary, 188 Carter, Drew, 22 Castiglia, Nick, 124 Caveny, Chelsea, 121 Chandler, Tyler, 22 Chaney, Liza, 188 Chapman, Chelsie, 189 Cherry, Lauren, 121 Christopher, Mary Glenn, 121 Clements, Logan, 21 Clippard, Elizabeth, 189 Clore, Katie, 121 Cole, Melissa, 121 Connally, William, 122 Cook, Taylor, 32 n Cotelo, Martina, 114 Cotton, Andre, 121 Cowart, Jillian, 63 Cox, Daniel, 121 Cox, Mitchell, 121 Craft, Kaylee, 63 Craft, Tyler, 121 Crawford, Clay, 174 Cruse, Hope, 121 Cunningham, Dan, 114 Cutrer, Emily, 124 Cutrer.Emily, 190 Cutrer, Madeline, 124 Dale, Wood, 190 280 b Index Darnell, Rachel, 191 Daugherty, Dana, 121 David, Joanna, 191 Davidson, Samuel, 124 Davis, Ashleigh, 124 Dean, Toran, 174, 175, 192, 122 Demchemko, Oksana, 50 Denney, Sarah, 124 Dharmarantne, Asantha, 192 Dickinson, Chloe, 14 Dillion, William, 193 Dobbs, Ben, 124 Dockery, Kelsey, 193 Donaldson, Alexandra, 13 Doomberg, Corrine, 193 Doty, Graham, 121 Duarte, Sebastian, 194 Dubuisson, Kerry, 121 Ducote Jr, Martin, 195 Duff, Claire, 121 Dunagan, Levi, 124 Eberhart, Robert, 195 Edwards, Grayson, 124 Ellis, Tyler, 124 Elzie, Tamara, 124 Evans, Ashlei, 196 Evans, Hunter, 29 Fair, Liz, 124 Fair, Logan, 124 Farris, Sarah, 196 Fields, Patrick, 114 Flenorl, Lillie, 121 Ford, Kent, 121 Ford, Nathan, 57 Fuller, Kelle, 57 Fusich, Sidney Anne Gadd, Whitney, 121 Gaddy, Monte, 124 Garrett, Rachael, 121 Gates, Christin, 121 Gates, Davis, 176, 197 Gautier, Charles, 121 Genga, Jade, 57 Googe, Elizabeth, 121 Gore, Robert, 121 Goree, Tyler, 52 Grace, Ally, 234 Graham, Mary Katherine, 121 Graves, Claire, 121 Gray, Kapule, 197 Gray, Sederia, 121 Gresham, Michael, 198 Griffon, Abigail, 36 Haar, Adam Vonder, 30 Haguewood, Hannah, 198 Hamil, Corey, 199 Hancock, 52 Hansbrough, Lindsey, 199 Harriman, Haley, 36 Harriman, Suzanne, 36 Harrison, Leslie, 124 Hathcock, Alicia, 124 Hathcock, Laura, 124 Hawkins, Kayla, 200 Haynes, Molly, 124 Haynes, Sonya, 121 Henderson, Hailey, 200 Herget, Ryan, 247 Herod, Caleb, 176, 201 Herring, Matthew, 201 Herrington, Elizabeth, 124 Herron, LaTonya, 250 Hewitt, Ben, 124 Hill, Amy, 121 Hogancamp, Ross Holliday, Casey, 47 Hollis, Jonathon, 13 Holmes, Stacey, 121 Holtzman, Elaine, 124 Holtzman, Julie, 124 Horner, Heather, 202 Hurst, Clancy, 51 Hurst, Julie, 121 Hurston, Ben, 26, 28, 32 Hutcherson, Amanda, 202 Hyde, Caroline, 37 Isom, Ashley, 203 Ivy, Danielle, 203 Jabaley, Stephanie, 204 Jackson, Jonathon Jackson, Troy, 177, 204 Jackson, Tyler 14 James, Jessica, 124, 122 Jarabica, Molly, 205 Jeffers, Whitney, 121 Jefferson, LaCrissia, 121 Jensen, Elyse, 205 Johnson, Mary Margaret, 122 Jones, Brittany, 121 Jones, Chancellor Dan, 42 Index ■ 281 Joseph, Grace, 206 Joyner, Meg, 121 Kaiser, John, 177, 206 Kajdon, Harrison, 124 Kapanzhi, Diana, 124 Kendricks, Sam, 59 Kerckhoff, Claire, 121 Kesterson, Haley, 52 Kevin, Dion, 207 Kirkland, Logan, 62 Kitchens, Taylor, 124 Kremer, Anja, 61 Kumar, Shelia Aru, 62 Lalo, Chris, 121 Langford, Kelly, 207 Lawler, Cole, 124 Lazarus, Diane, 124 Letteri, Meagan, 121 Lindsay, Dylan, 208 Litten, Meghan, 174, 178 Logan, Nancy, 258 London, Karla, 63 Long, Ben, 124 Loria, Megan, 47 Loria, Megan, 114 Lynch, Bob, 121 Mackie, Lynne, 50 Macneill, Rebecca, 208 Madden, Cain, 209 Manogin, Gerard, 32 Mason, Jennifer, 209 May, Natalie, 124 McAfee, Austin, 16 McBeth, Megan McCormick, Caroline, 124 McDaniel, Patrick, 124 McFadden, Annie, 210 McGraw, Taylor, 178 Mclntyre, Andrew, 210 McKay, Richard, 121 McKiever, Jon Daniel,122 McKnight, Daniel McNair, Elizabeth, 211 Meadows, Meredith, 124 Micheli, Hanna, 211 Micheli, Hannah, 124 Millsap, Haley, 212 Misout, Adriana, 57 Moak, Rosemary, 124 Moffett, Craig, 121 Monsour, Emily, 124 Montalvo, Natalie, 121 Moore, Chandler, 61 Moore, Meredith, 124 Morgan, Karianne, 52 Moss, Cortez, 179, 212 Mullins, Camille, 18 Mumaw, Elizabeth, 213 Murchison, Taylor, 33 Musgrove, Carmen Rae, 121 Neill, Bonney, 121 New, Ty, 124 Newkirk, Kenzie Kate, 36 Nicely, Ross, 37 Norfleet, Barton, 52 Olivier, Abby, 213 Owens-Wilson, Hope, 56 Page, Elizabeth, 214 Parker, Neal Ann, 124 Parman, Mariel, 214 Parrish, Kevin, 215 Passarella, Donny, 20 Pearson, Charles, 215 Peavy, Jeffery, 122 Peeler, Kayla, 216 Pence, Alex Penny, Tyler, 20 Perry, Kimberly, 121 Petterson, Luke, 62 Phares, Alexandra, 216 Pinner, Audrey, 124 Pirani, Stewart, 263 Pitts, Martin, 59 Presley, Christopher, 217 Pruett, Blake, 124 Ragland, Mary Catherine, 124 Ragland, Victoria, 124 Randle, Josh, 121 Rangel, Gabby Ray, Mary Ellen, 121 Reeves, Cooper, 121 Reid, Claire, 114 Reiker, Thomas, 121 Reinemann, Dana, 217 Reves, Peyton, 63 Rice, Marion, 46 Richardson, Brittany, 218 Roberts, Mallory, 121 Robinson, Charles, 218 Rodgers, Ariel, 219 Rogers, Sarah , 121 282 Index Roybal, Stephen Rozmahelova, V eronika, 121 Rumbarger, Sarah-Fey, 114 Salaun, Ellen, 37 Salter, Patrick, 20 Sams, Katherine, 219 Sanders, Elizabeth, 121 Schoot, Ann Marie, 33 Scott, Catherine Scott, Will, 63 Servati, Sarah, 124 Shannon, Whitley, 220 Sharpe, Anne-Marie, 220 Sharpe, Golda, 121 Shell, Janeanna, 124 Shoff, Kimberly, 124 Sigman, Ashley, 121 Skaggs, Robert, 121 Skinner, Kellie, 124 Smith, Barbara, 121 Smith, Holly, 114 Smith, Landin, 114 Smith, Whitman Snow, Kayla, 221 Spragins, Hunter Stanfill, Bethany, 221 Steelman, Patrick, 124 Steely, Anna, 124 Stewart, Scott , 121 Stovall, Cheyenne, 124 Strahan, Douglas, 124 Street, Mary, 222 Streetman, Rebecca, 124 Strnad, Leoghain, 244 Strother, Angela, 222 Taggart, Drew, 121 Taylor, Miriam, 26 Teague, Stephanie, 223 Thigpen, Peyton, 29 Thoman, Lexi, 114 Thomas, Alyssa, 121 Thomas, Devin, 223 Thomas, Regina, 224 Thornton, Danielle, 224 Toczylowski, Marta, 225 Tolbert, Candice, 121 Trabue, Kathryn, 225 Truxillo, Rachel, 226 Turcotte, Megan, 122 Tykhonovskyi, Grygorii, 226 Udemgba, Chioma Upchurch, Megan, 227 Urban, Jennifer, 124 Usher, Kellee, 121 Usner, Danielle, 227 Valentine, Eleanor, 124 Valentine, Eleanor, 228 Vorster, Jan Tucker, 254 Walker, Andrew, 124 Walker, Robin, 228 Wallace, Sommer, 121 Walters, Richard, 121 Ward, Spencer, 124 Wardlaw, Hart, 121 Warino, Kristie, 229 Washington, Cory Washington, Cory, 122 Watson, Katie, 124 Weathersby, Nathaniel, 56 Weaver, Jamie, 121 Weaver, Kyle, 62 Webb, Kayleigh, 16 Weigel, Jacob, 229 Weiss, Shantala, 114 Wesley, Joseph, 121 West, Taylor, 124 Whitten, Justin, 124 Wicker, McDaniel, 121 Wicks, Marie, 179 Wiggers, Erin , 121 Wilburn, Sara , 124 Willard, Shena, 230 Williams, Caroline, 124 Williams, Deondra, 121 Williams, Tremayne, 121 Wilson, Emelia, 121 Wilson, Robert, 114 Wilson, Zachary, 121 Winstine, Quentin, 32 Wood, Sarah, 124 Woods, Charles, 124 Wooley, Marie, 124 Wright, Kendra, 114 Wright, Lauren, 124 Wright, Mary, 230 Wunder, Jenzy, 121 Young, Christopher, 57 Young-Minor, Ethel, 34 Yuen, Alyssa, 47 Yuen, Alyssa, 121 Yvinou, Floris, 51 Zegel, Joseph, 124 Ziatojev, Igor, 50 Index 283 ti I ■ •v. -TOW II ••- . . 1 9hm N J ■■I A 1 L 5P — r ' X m ,rWI Ill . ? I 111 Friesens The Yearbook Company ( 1 Prinied in Canada J on Acid-Free Paper the AM! E G10O AN Fnesens The Yearbook Company 2D11 -2D12 — — — — — — • — i wedding FOR THE AGES Not since the nuptials of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer has there been such fuss over a royal wedding than when the world watched Charles and Diana ' s firstborn, Prince William, marry his princess, Catherine (Kate) Middleton. On April 29, 2011, the pair exchanged vows at Westminster Abbey in London, England, and became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in front of almost 2,000 of their closest family and friends, a million onlookers lining the streets of London, and two billion worldwide viewers who witnessed their " I dos " and the now-famous kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. lAbacaPress Mc-r) A RALLY CRY A series of protests and demonstrations in the Middle East and Northern Africa, also dubbed " Arab Spring, " started in Tunisia in January 201 1 when the president of the country was forced out after 23 years in power. Rulers in Egypt, Libya and Yemen have also left office. Since then there have been uprisings all over the Arab world, with rallies and riots in Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Syria. (APPhoto Hasanjamain vyi ZP o es« CANADA o cr eg rn rn 2012 A A ROYAL MILESTONE Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her diamond jubilee in 2012, marking her 60th anniversary on the throne. The Queen stepped into her royal role upon the death of h er father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952, when she was just 25. To commemorate this landmark moment, celebrations are planned in the 1 6 sovereign states she continues to reign over. Canada fetes Her Majesty with tributes across the country, and plans to host the Queen ' s son, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, in Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick in May 2012. (Courtesy Canada Post) rwegian extremist Anders Behnng Breivik was the man behind one of the worst massacres in the country ' s history. In July 201 1 , he both planned and carried out a car bomb in Oslo in front of the prime minister ' s office, killing eight, as well as an open-fire attack at a youth summer camp on Utoya Island, killing 69 people.Though Breivik admitted to the attacks, he pleaded not guilty. His trial StartS in Spring 2012. (AP Photo Lenens Pitarakisl ' ... ■ --J fill u U_ L -4 V WbJC i M m%± ?» H A POP GOES the planet It ' s a great big world out there - and it ' s getting more populated by the second. According to the United Nations, the world ' s population reached a whopping seven billion in October. It has been predicted that the population will hit eight billion by 2027. (Jurgen Ziewe Shutterstock I HI •vr ABU. V REBEL WIN Former Libyan dictator and leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was captured and killed by rebel soldiers in October. Gaddafi, who is best known for the havoc he wreaked in the Middle East by trying to instigate wars and secure weapons of mass destruction, ruled over the country for more than 30 years. The Libyan National Liberation Army killed Gaddafi in his hometown, Sirte. He was 69. world news ubya 2 aba ) V, n .1 5S . kJ A WORLD ' S MOST wanted Osama bin Laden, the founder of Al-Qaeda - the militant Islamist organization responsible for the September 1 1 , 2001 attacks on the United States - and one of the FBI ' s most wanted terrorists, was captured and killed in Pakistan on May 2, 201 1 . The 54-year- old fugitive was shot when a team of U.S. Navy SEALs raided his compound, located a couple hours away from Islamabad. He died four months before the 10-year rSary Of 9 1 1 . (Balkis Press Abaca Ptess MCT) HIV -rT S I L HOCKEY ' S SADDEST DAY Russia ' s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and hockey fans around the world endured a catastrophic loss in September when a plane carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team crashed near their home city. All but two of the 45 people on board - including a Canadian coach, Saskatchewan ' s Brad McCrimmon, and several former NHL players - were killed. (A flight attendant and one hockey player survived.) The International Ice Hockey Federation called the accident " the darkest day in the history of the sport. " (AP Photo Photo Agency KHL) V MONEY TROUBLES Financial woes continued in 201 1 in several European countries. Since 2009, many countries overseas (most notably Greece, Ireland and Portugal) have joined the European sovereign debt crisis, forcing governments to refinance their debt with the help of banks and other third parties. Financial analysts and experts have pegged Italy and Spain as the next two countries in the European Union that could 1 require bailouts. (Gts shunerstocki - ' ■ •,- 1 Ea Tl - l ■ m r kX l WM - w -»i .. [ A GOOD START Decades, if not centuries, after women were given the right to vote in other countries, Saudi Arabian women will finally be given the same right in future elections. Women will also be allowed to run for office in time for the country ' s next municipal elections in 2015. The decision, which was announced in September and lauded by activists, was seen as a step in the right direction towards modernizing women ' s rights - though Saudi women are still waiting to be granted permission to drive, work, travel or undergo medical operations without the consent of their husband or another male family membe ' V MISSION: COMPLETE The landing of the space shuttle Atlantis in July marked the final mission for the shuttle program. After more than 30 years, 135 missions and 542 million miles in flight. NASA and the Obama administration retired the program. Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Center l in Cape Canaveral, Florida, after 1 3 days in space and was heralded by astronauts as one of the smoothest i space journeys ever. -;: -_:- : ;:: Se r ; ' e V. " I ' I I I A AN EMOTIONAL RETURN After a yearlong absence from Congress following the January 201 1 shooting that almost killed her, Gabrielle Giffords returned to the White House floor on January 24, 201 2, just before Obama ' s State of the Union, to a standing ovation from her colleagues. Hours after her return, Giffords resigned from her post but wrote in her resignation letter that she ' d continue to recover and would one day be back. (© Rex Features (2005] all rights reserved) fflffl -- " JUSTICE SERVED? In one of the most shocking trials in American history, " tot mom " Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse in the death of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. Caylee ' s remains were found in their Orlando neighborhood in December 2008, six months after she was last seen. The six-week trial ended on July 5 with a verdict that stunned the world. Dubbed as the " social media trial of the century, " Anthony ' s case is often compared to the notorious O.J. Sim pson trial. (Joe 8urbank 0rlando Sentinel MCTl ■ 9 . I BILL ' S OFF BURGERS Former president Bill Clinton announced last summer that he ' s given up the burgers and fast food he ' s famous for and taken up veganism. Clinton has had two heart procedures since leaving office, and after his daughter Chelsea ' s " ding in 2010, he embraced a plant-based diet. Other celebs who have opted a vegan lifestyle include Alicia Silverstone, Carrie Underwood, Bryan Adams ,d Natalie Portman. ; s Sinco Los Angeles Times ' MCTl ' - (ROAD Amanda Knox arrived n soil in October after being accused, convicted and acquitted of the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, who was killed in Italy in 2007. Knox ' s ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, I fas also acquitted. Knox, who was born in Seattle, was previously sentenced to 26 years in prison and spent four years in Italian custody. (John Lok SeattleTimes MCT) WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION A Category 3 hurricane that slammed into the northeastern U.S. in August, Irene was the first hurricane of the season, and one of the most destructive and financially damaging in history. With winds up to 120 miles per hour, Irene affected the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, the Antilles islands, several eastern states and eastern Canada. (Chris Seward Raleigh News Observer MCT) v. ' ' Wj 4 : «r A NEW STANDARDS In February 201 2, New York ' s biggest teachers ' union came to an agreement with Governor Cuomo ' s administration on a new template to be used to evaluate and fire the worst teachers. Going forward, 40 percent of a teacher ' s grade will be made up of student performance and 60 percent will be based on classroom evaluation. Talk about a new definition for the term ' report card ' ! (Randan Bentof cramemoBee Mcn -v? ■ i -♦-_ j V OCCUPY Since mid-September, protesters in cities around the world have joined the Occupy movement, Their mandate is to make the economy and power relations in society fair for the masses. I The first protest began in New York City with Occupy Wall Street, and within a few weeks, 95 cities in 82 countries (including Washington, Toronto, Cairo, Cape ' Town, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro London, and Tokyo) were part of the movement. (Olivier Douliery Abaca Press MCT) V in memorial It ' s been a decade since Al-Qaeda ' s September 1 1 , 2001 attacks on the United States, but the tragic event is never far from our minds. To mark 9 1 1 ' s 1 0th anniversary, family members of the victims surrounded the two 9 1 1 Memorial reflecting pools where the World Trade Center towers in New York City once stood. Each pool is an acre in size and is inscribed with the names of the 2,983 people who died on September 1 1 , as well as the six who died in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. (Carolyn Cole Los Angeles Times MCT) 1 ■ c n IVotfi -H ion nJaartm ' ■ D KILLER COLLABORATION Fans couldn ' t help themselves when they learned that rap superstars Jay-Z and Kanye West would be teaming up for an album and a North American tour. Hailed as one of the top albums of the year, the project, called Watch the Throne, was nominated for four Grammy awards, with a win in the best rap L song category for the track called " Otis. " The original tour was supposed to be just ± 23 shows, but, due to popular demand, was expanded to 34. A European leg of another 23 shows was announced at the end of February 201 2. (© Rex Features all rights reserved) V A SEPARATE WAYS After 30 years together, 201 1 saw the breakup of 80s alternative rock band REM. Credited as a pioneer in their genre, the group enjoyed moderate success and a cult following for decades but announced in November that it was time to call it quits. They weren ' t the only ones, either. Popular rock band The White Stripes also split, stating that they wanted to " preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that w ( AWayne Starr MCT VTim Mosenfelder MC 1 - ■ -,V A A m I- t .. - BABY BEYJAY There was something special about Beyonce ' s performance of her song " Love on Top " at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in August. She told the audience to stand so they could " feel the love that ' s growing inside of me, " and Njlf opened her jacket to show off a pair of maternity pants. Baby Blue Ivy was born on January 7, 201 2, the first child to Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z; her parents have filed an application to copyright her name. (Lionel Hahn Abaca Press MCT) _ ill in ih BIEBER AT THE BOX OFFICE We know teenage sensation Justin Bieber has a serious fan fo llowing, but is it worth more than $73 million? Apparently so. His concert documentary, Never Say Never, grossed more than anyone expected - including a little over $29 million on opening weekend, second to Adam Sandler ' s Just Go With It. The Biebs had success on the 201 1 billboard, too, with his holiday album Under the Mistletoe topping the charts. (©Paramount Pictures Courtesy Everett Collection) V SMASH HIT When Adele ' s first album, 19, went quadruple platinum in the UK in 2008, the music world knew she was a star on the rise. Now fast forward a couple of years to her second album, 21, and see a superstar in our midst. The album went 1 5 times platinum, winning Adele six Grammy awards - including song of the year for " Rolling in the Deep " - and the record for most rammys won by a female artist in one night. This beautiful Brit even rivals the success of the legendary Beatles (and there were four of them!). i Robert Gauthier Los Angeles Times MCTi ml i-i ,h f Lv ?2 " I. p. - ' f - t V 6 A i Ti f ...art with what you ' , , reakfast and end with what seat u ' re taking in the car on the way to a party. Set it to music and make a video. Kudos to you, Rebecca Black, for thinking of it first, i _ . °i performance was ' the most-watched YouTube video of 201 1 , with more than 180 million views 3 million-plus ' dislikes ' ) • (© Rex Features all rights reserved) j B ' ,1ft . .W ll ' v- ] ONE TO WATCH 201 1 was a good, good year for Nicki Minaj. Her first studio album, Pink Friday, was released in late 2010 and enjoyed success after success in the months that followed - including seven singles on the Billboard at one time, a first for a solo female performer, i Of course, with that accomplishment under her belt, MTV named tie American-Trinidadian singer the 2011 rising star. The 29-year- old ' s second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, is set to be released in Spring 2012. iKn McKovlos Angeles Times MCT) LOST VOICES When singer-songwriter and notorious party girl Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home on July 23, the public ; 1 surmised about the cause of death: I m While everyone mourned, many tp. ' m speculated that her substance abuse ' issues were to blame. A report 7 ' 4 f released in October confirmed — s The music industry lost ongbird less than a year later .ger, actor and producer Whitney Houston passed away in a 1 suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in - VJ February 201 2. Her private funeral was a veritable who ' s who of musical and theatrical talent. Her cause of death has yet to be confirmed. (O Hex Features all rights reserved) V FIREWORKS FOR KATY With the year Katy Perry had, it was no surprise that she took home MTV ' s coveted artist of the year title. The 27-year-old completed a world tour, had three number one singles (six from the same album through the end of 2010 and into 2011), made her screen debut as the voice of Smurfette in The Smurfs movie, launched her second fragrance, " Meow, " and released a Barbie doll reflecting her style. She was also nominated for 10 VMAs, winning three, including video of the year, best collaboration and best special effects. Does the girl ever sleep? (© Rex Features all rights reserved) V Vqp, .» ' 4 _j hl wy - LIF TYL THE NEXT BIG thing Last year was probably a costly one if you ' re an electronics buff - tablets and 3D televisions were all the rage. Apple users welcomed the iPad 2 - a thinner, lighter, faster tablet than the original - in March. Originally dubbed " the next PC, " more than one million units were sold on its debut weekend (and to date, a reported 40 million-plus worldwide). There are more than 14,000 apps on the market, including the popular NetFlix, Angry Birds, Kindle, Facebook and Twitter. (Apple MCT) o D m 1 r " ™— Wl TV REINVENTED Three- dimensional televisions hit stores in 2010 but made news in 201 1 for some amazing new developments. Besides the release of bigger, better and brighter TVs, the end of the year also saw exciting advances overseas, including 3D gaming consoles (from Sony ' s PlayStation) and the ability to watch 3D shows without wearing those goofy-looking glasses. - ! •tlj op iPn ps 20 A Doodle Jump; Weather Channel; Wikipedia; Open Table; GoogleEarth; Amazon; Facebook; Twitter; Foursquare; Kayak; BlogPress drawing attention Googling was a lot more quirky and colorful last year with Google Doodles - the search engine ' s illustrated nod to major holidays, events and other significant dates. While the premiere doodle dates back to 1 998 (who knew?), the first interactive and video doodles debuted in 201 1 , commemorating science- fiction writer Jules Verne ' s 183rd birthday and silent film star Charlie Chaplin ' s 122nd birthday. (APPhoto dapd. Virginia Mayo) A HATS OFF Royal watchers around the world weren ' t the only ones enthralled by the wedding of William and Kate last April - fashionistas couldn ' t get enough of the exquisite fascinators worn by many of the couple ' s female guests. Wearing hats to weddings is a long-standing, centuries-old tradition among the Brits, but the intricate, opulent, whimsical and sometimes bizarre (we ' re talking to you, Beatrice and Eugenie) fascinators were the talk of the town. i©Rex Features poosj an rights resell cuiikfc TOKHASHTAG mm TIGERBL00D JAP AN mREEWORDSWUVEBY MDONTMDERSTANDWHY mPROUDWSAY SUPERBOWL JAN25 (the date of the first Tahrir Square protest) V CHART TOPPER If you still haven ' t read The Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins, you ' re missing out on one of the hottest young-a tt sci-fi series ever to be released (move over, Twilight). The story, which takes place in an unidentified time in the future in a nation called Panem (formerly ' . . _ ■_ i „,i-. ,j 4.« +Ur% : in short order. The first installment of the trilogy hit theatres in Marcl. , (Andrew Tolson) mmim h.. 1 MISS-REPRESENTATION Au revoir, Mademoiselle! The government of France bid adieu to the title Mademoiselle in January 2012 when the prime ministers office banned it from use on official documents. The term, which has been used to address young, unmarried women for centuries, has been replaced by Madame, which has traditionally been reserved for older, married ladies. Two French feminist groups argued that calling a woman Mademoiselle is sexist and having to divulge marital status on documents is an " invasion of privacy. " (www madameoumadame fr) FacebooU I END NTERTA1NM ' : i M» MARRIED MESS After much media hoopla around their estimated $6 million wedding, trash TV queen Kim Kardashian and New Jersey Net Kris Humphries called it quits just 72 days into their marriage. Kardashian filed for divorce on October 31, 2011, but Humphries went one better in December and requested an annulment based on the grounds of fraud. Yikes - the couple met, married and divorced all within a single year. (© Most Wanted Pictures [2006] all rights reserved) I 111 ll : WHAT ' S IN A NAME Could it be? Have we seen the end of silly celebrity baby names? With kids called Apple and Moxie CrimeFighter in recent years, it seems ironic that old-fashioned monikers are a breath of fresh air. 201 1 saw the births of Penelope (Tina Fey), Sadie (Christina Applegate) and Arthur (Selma Blair) among many others. If only Beyonce and Jay-Z had received the memo ■ they named their daughter Blue Ivy in February 201 2. ( mcd i -t V L D THE END OF AN ERA You ' d think Reg and Oprah could have chatted before both ending their careers in the same year - daytime television will never be the same. Oprah Winfrey, who had been hosting her own talk show for 25 years, said goodbye to her faithful audience in May, while Regis Philbin. a 28-year veteran of morning talk TV. said his farewell on Live with Regis and Kelly m November. ' . ' ■■--. Tests ' r sage Tribune MCT. A PUBLICITY NIGHTMARE B faced singing sensation Justin Bieber found himself all over the tabloids again this year - but not for his patented side-swept hair i his famous voice. No, the 1 8-yea old was faced with accusations c fathering a child born to a California woman named Marian Yeater. The suit was eventually dropped, and Bieber recovered nicely in the news with his pursuit of popular teen actress Selena Gomez - • J flu »« m A BACK ON TRACK It was Britney Spears to have a real comeback The pop star previously known as a media train wreck - we all remember the shaved head - wrapped up her world tour, Femme Fatale, in late 201 1 , but she ' s also sporting a new rock on her left hand. Her former manager turned boyfriend Jason Trawick popped the question in December. Spears shared the news with her Twitter following by announcing " OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I ' ve been waiting for. " (Jose Carlos Fajardo Contra Costa Tim " " far D VIOLET EYES Silver screen legend Elizabeth Taylor passed away of congestive heart failure on March 23, 201 1 . She was 79. The raven-haired beauty with her renowned purple irises starred in more than 50 films in her brilliant career and was a two-time Oscar winner. She was honored for her contributions to the motion picture industry at the 201 2 Academy Awards. (Los Angeles Times MCT) t 90 years YOUNG Betty White, best known for playing Rose on the 80s sitcom The Golden Girls, has made a comeback in recent years - including a starring role on TV ' s Hot in Cleveland - but she found herself in the limelight for a different reason in early 201 2: The comedienne celebrated her 90 th birthday with much TV Land hoopla in January, including an NBC special honoring her achievements. pj " The actress, born in 1922, said she spent the day hanging out with her golden retriever, Pontiac. lAPPhowvinceBuccn A SCI-FI SENSATION The Vampire Diaries love triangle came to play at the Teen Choice Awards. The popular series swept the sci-fi categories, including signature surfboards for Ni na Dobrev and Ian Somerholder, as best sci-fi fantasy actor and actress, and Michael Trevino and Kat Graham for male and female scene stealers. And you thought vampires were so 2010. (Bob Mahoney ©CW Courtesy: Everett Collection) A funny BUSINESS Comedy is the name of the game these days, with a host of funny shows dominating weeknight television. Amy Poehler ' s Parks and Recreation and the documentary-style hit Modern Family lead the way for new shows Suburgatory and New G r in the fall, with another selection of giggle-worthy programs starting up mid-season. Cue the laugh track for shows like Working It and Chelsea Handler ' s Are You There Chelsea? (Danny Feld NBC NBCU Photo Bank via AP Images) C) A REPEAT PERFORMANCE Guests at the 201 1 Teen Choice Awards might have had a serious case of Gossip 6 r deja vu: The teen soap ran away with aw ards in three categories, including top drama yet again. After 100 million teen votes were cast, GGs leggy blonde Blake Lively and cutie Penn Badgley also took home the awards for best actress and actor in a dramatic series respectively. (© INF (2004J all rights reserved) A WINNER ' S CIRCLE ABC ' s Modern Family, with a following of nearly 1 2 million viewers last year, was the big success story at the 201 1 Emmys, nabbing five trophies - including outstanding comedy for the second year in a row. On the drama side, 1950s period drama Mad Men captured the top prize. Who knew an advertising agency could be so entertaining? (Allen J. Schaben Los Angeles Times MCT _ SPEED DEMONS If you thought The Fast and the Furious franchise had worn out its welcome, think again. The fifth film in the series, Fasff Five, was released in April to major triumph.Jt departs from the street racing theme of the first four movies and instead focuses on typical action movie plotlines (yes, opening the doors to a whole new world for future FFmovies). The film grossed more than S626 million worldwide, making it the 6th highest- grossingJilm of 2,Q1 1 and Vr 57th of all time. viRex Features all rights reserved) ■ " ■ ' ! Wk D MORE THAN MEETS THE eye It ' s hard to believe it started as a toy line, but its success is clear. The third installment of the Transformer series, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, featured the same spectacular special effects seen in the first two movies (it is produced by Steven Spielberg, after all), and pulled in about $1.1 2 billion worldwide. While some critics panned the writing and length of this film, fans di seem to care and the mo was the second-highest grossing flick of 2011. (©Paramount Pictures Courtesy Everett Collection) Wg iaglFaBPIiljIip A ' inmi ' cxn.iai ' jn ■■ »,»; » ' ■ «Mti«i!iM»in Jill nil v.nnut " " .! ' :+; " iS«i:irnn»ii T !««MWTt , Kt m ■ ' M II, iiimsLHUiBiiir ' EXPERIEHCE it in ODMl S HDlID f J rs in revenue and millions ,j j e to an end in July. Harry ■!!, % Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two claimed the worldwide opening weekend -ill record, pulling in S483.2 million. The final installment, revealing the fate of Harry |Lv |§ and Lord Voldemort, was the highest grossing film of 201 1 and closed the set - ' $ .i m ISBMIILJIItfllLtfWtlltKKIIIMl rJ. Courtesy 9 mfmBm -.• - T A IRON LADY INDEED Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep needs to make more room on her mantel. The formidable 62-year-old actress claimed her third Oscar at the 84th L 1 1 3 1 1 1 K I WL It 1 1 1 h 1 1 iVal ' l ' i! 1 1 1 Km 1 M WmfaMM :M " verier K:-c - ' • ■ :»: 8 A BELLA ' S BACK And xhe vampires have still got it. The second-to-last Twilight film, Breaking Dawn Part One, was released in November, with fans chomping at the bit (no pun intended) to see Bella ' s wedding dress and her half-vampire half-human baby with Edward. Easily claimin iber one slot on opening weekend with $1 39 million, the film grossed more : ; : n $705 million worldwide. Part Two, set to hit theaters in November 201 2, is expected to do just as well if not better, given A actress for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Streep has been nominated for 17 Oscars in her 33-year career, a record in the history of the awards. (Allen J. Schaben Los Angeles Times MCT) t that it will bring the uber-popular series to ' : ' oup(2008)aii close. I 1 1 lU f ' HI DANCING SHOES He might not have been Kevin Bacon (the jury is still out), but Kenny Wormald sure can dance. The 27-year-old took on the role of Ren McCormack in the 201 1 remake of the classic 80s dance movie Footloose. While the film stayed relatively true to the original - only the songs and dance moves had really been updated - Wormald and co-star Julianne Hough as the preacher ' s daughter made as entertaining a pair as Bacon and aCtreSS Lori Singer. (KC Bailey JParamount Courtesy Everett D l A FUNNY girl Relatively unknown to motion pictures (but stranger to TV), comedic actress Melissa McCarthy certainly made an impression in 201 1 . Her hilarious performance in Bridesmaids as Megan, tl gruff sister-in-law-to-be o. Maya Rudolph, is considered her breakthrough role, earnini her BAFA and Academy Awr nominations for best supporting actress. The 41 -year-old is currently starring in TV sitcom Mike and Molly. (Suzanne Hanovef ' Universal Pictures ' Courtesy Everett Collection) t NEW TERRITORY When movie fans think of Martin Scorsese, they think of the grime and grit he ' s known for, not impeccable animated adventure. But, that ' s just what Scorsese delivered with Hugo, a 3D cartoon drama based on a novel called The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The film was critically acclaimed across the industry; critic Roger Ebert gave it four out of four stars, and it took home five of the 1 1 Oscars for which it was nominated. (Al Seib Los Angeles Times MCT) P I i A THE YEAR OF RYAN For van Gosling fans, the fact at he wasn ' t nominated for an Academy Award this year was a travesty. The 30-year-old actor who got his start on The Mickey Mouse Club has shown his acting chops time and again, and 201 1 was no exception. After his starring roles in Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Ides of March and Drive, he Canadian is touted as being one of the best in the biz but has yet to get close to the coveted Oscar. (Ben Glass Courtesy ot Warner Bros. Pictures MCT) p 5 MG V it? d»2j tMtUON BLONDE BOMBSHELL If you didn ' t know any better, to see Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe would make you think you were seeing a ghost. In My Week with Marilyn, the 30-year-old is a dead-ringer for the late Marilyn, in both appearance and mannerisms. Her portrayal of the late actress earned her the Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy motion picture, as well as BAFTA and Academy Award nominations. (Laurence Cendrowicz eTheWemsleiri Comparry.tourtesy Evwett Cctfectio m -»-v V WHAT A card It looked like the Texas Rangers were going to take it all at the World Series in October. Twice in Game Six against the St. Louis Cardinals, they were one strike away from claiming the crown, but the Cards took the match-up in the bottom of the 1 0th, forcing Game Seven. The Cardinals won the final game 6-2, capturing their 1 1th MLB Championship. (Ron T. Ennis Fort Worth Star-Telegram MCT) S S AftHHEfl . . iutrs V. 5is ■ , .s ■ A -7 ±, % y .!;! " W 1 V. . I I A fe ' - vv k a-? ; . ■ V SORE LOSERS Fans of the Boston Bruins were thrilled last June when the team won their first Stanley Cup championship since X 1 972. But fans of the opposing (and losing!) team, the ) Vancouver Canucks, took the loss hard. Riots - which saw lan 100 people arrested, 140 injured and an ted $5 million in property damages - broke out in owntown Vancouver immediately after the RminQ ' eries win over the Canuc ' (Mark Van Manen PNG Postmedia I H J. k . Quarterback : d over quarter owl Sunday 20 i Indianapolis, li tele ffl 1 Manning and the ady and the New I Its won 21 -17 at | most-watched .evision history : than 165 million . . or those who weren ' t . into the game, Madonna made her halftime show debut in an J ' orate perfoyafiflfi Jfififfing I It ny sort of wardrobe malfunction!). Cornelison LexingtonHerald-leader MCT) $rA NBA.COM | ) Matthews) l A locked OUT There was not one but two lockouts in pro sports leagues last year, much to the sports fanatic ' s chagrin. The National Football League (NFL) faced a 1 30-day lockout, while the owners of the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced a work stoppage that lasted 1 61 days (its fourth in history). The NFL lockout ended before the start of their regular season, but the start of the NBA season WaS delayed. (AP Photo John Bazemore) A GOLF ' S HEROINE With more than 15 career wins and more than $1 3 million in earnings, U.S. golfer Cristie Kerr, who plays on the LPGA tour, was one of the highest-ranked female golfers in | the world in 201 1 . What ' s even more impressive about this Miami, Florida-native is her dedication to breast cancer fundraising. Kerr donates $50 per birdie to the |:ause, and has raised more than $750,000 in donations in honor of her mother, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2003. (ChnstianMurdock Colorado Springs Gazette MCT) 7 PENN STATE SCANDAL Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant coach of Pennsylvania State University ' s football team, was indicted in November 201 1 of 40 counts of sex crimes and sexual abuse against young joys, occurring between 1994 to 2009. Sandusky Idenies the allegations. Penn State received so much media attention about staff covering up Sandusky ' s ' alleged sex acts that legendary head coach Joe i Paterno was fired, as was the university ' s president. (Nabil K. ManVCentre Daily Times MCT) SH8 UNEXPECTED UPSET The USA women ' s soccer team walked away with a second place finish in the FIFA Women ' s World Cup after their final game against Japan. The team was downed by the Japanese in a heart-breaking penalty shootout, following a 2-2 stalemate in e xtra time. The loss was a shock to both the U.S. team i the spectators - this was the first time an Asian team had taken home the title, (steveoesiicwwrn 20J1 wYorkGiani ' per Bowl XL ' ' ' rW.V¥ W3WH h)tt ' P™ mrrrfTTjTrf Japan over United States World Cup Soccer 3 . 2 QUEEN OF THE SLOPES Jamie Anderson mesmerized snowboarding fans in January 2012 when she finished with six medals in the women ' s Snowboard Slopestyle events at the Aspen Winter X Games. The 21 -year-old who hails from South Lake Tahoe, California, is ranked one of the top female snowboarders in the world. «ap pnobvMiKe Grom 4 A S2fc A tebowmania You don ' t have to be a football fan to know who Tim Tebo i is. The young quarterback - the player •j, behind the Denver Broncos six-game winning streak, helpina the team make history more than c last season - was arguably the most Iked about athlete of 201 1 . With Tebov on the field, the Broncos became the rst team in NFL history to win a game after being down by 1 5 points with just three minutes left. Despite his performance, he was traded to the New York Jets post-season for veteran QB Peyton Manning. iJim RassolSun Sentinel MCT) r ■•j ri- [ — r ) [ GONE TOO SOON On October 6, 201 1 , one of history ' s most successful, entrepreneurial, innovative and visionary inventors passed away. Steve Jobs will forever be remembered as the brainsj and heart behind Apple, the company he co-founded in the 1970s. Under his leadership Apple has transformed the way we use computers and the Internet, listen to music and use mobile devices. Jobs died at 56 after battling pancreatic cancer. (Josie Lepe San Jose Mercury News MCT) -i— j£ X. 1 " _ REAL ESTATE IN SPACE Is there life on other planets? Who knows. But in August, scientists discovered that it might just be possible to live on HD 8551 2 b, a planet about 36 light-years away from Earth in a galaxy far, far away. The temperature and cloud coverage suggests water may exist, which could one day make the planet habitable, m m ? I jnflfl imRiiifl ffira? Earth had a close encounter with a mid-sized asteroid back November. The rock, also known as 2005 YU55, caught the attention of scientists far and wide for its rarity in size and proximity to Earth. Only about once every century does an asteroid so large pass us so closely. 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