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LEMIS iiiiiiM ' ; Jiimi; ...i -Mill HOW TO SURVIVE lip EEKENDS iWiV REPORTING THEREAL WORLD ?PRC|T«i sc :v» OLH 1ISS - •« t r • r ' . -vl S. GALE DENLEY STUDENT MEDIA CENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 201 BISHOP HALL UNIVERSITY MS 38677 662,915.5503 OMYEARBOOK@GMAILCOM WWWOLEMISS.EDU ESTABLISHED IN 1848 TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 20,844 THE r M 2013 JA ll OF CONTENTS k ACADEMICS P10 CAMPUS LIFE P60 ORGANIZATIONS P146 AND CLUBS 50TH ANNIVERSARY P178 OF INTEGRATION PERSONALITIES P194 SPORTS P262 GREEKS P314 INDEX P353 4 F M " ALL OF THE OTHER SCHOOLS WHO RECRUITED MY SON LOOKED AT HIM AS A MACHINE. BUT OLE MISS WENT BEYOND THAT; THEY SHOWED HIM THE SOFTER SIDE OF PEOPLE AND LOOKED AT HIM AS A HUMAN BEING. I DON ' T WANT MY SON TO BE SEEN AS A PIECE OF METAL, A WEAPON THEY CAN USE TO WIN GAMES. I WANT HIM TO BE LOVED AND FALL INTO A FAMILY WHICH IS WHAT THEY ' VE DONE WITH DENZEL " -BEVERLY NKEMDICHE df SJB jT: :t c isu z.: ir: ,MM-.»W IT : . 1 ■ -ill- " i: ' t .. [ -iMiii] j ' i 1 • ' r ' il -!I r M " AS SOLO CUPS, WE HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE OLE MISS FAMILY FOR OUITE SOME TIME. THIS BASEBALL SEASON WE WERE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST EVER " SOLO CUP RACES " . WE LOVE OLE MISS AND WE ARE EXCITED TO BE A PART OF A NEW TRADITION. IT ' S BEEN A GOOD RUN. " -THE SOLO CUPS 7 ► M THERE IS A VALID DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY AND OLE MISS EVEN THOUGH THE SEPARATE THREADS ARE CLOSELY INTERWOVEN, THE UNIVERSITY IS BUILDINGS, TREES, AND PEOPLE. OLE MISS IS MOOD, EMOTION, AND PERSONALITY. ONE IS PHYSICAL, AND THE OTHER IS SPIRITUAL, ONE IS TANGIBLE, AND THE OTHER INTANGIBLE, THE UNIVERSITY IS RESPECTED BUT OLE MISS IS LOVED. THE UNIVERSITY GIVES A DIPLOMA AND REGRETFULLY TERMINATES TENURE, BUT ONE NEVER GRADUATES FROM OLE MISS, -FRANKE. EVERETT JR. PHOTO AUSTIN MCAFEE m •If; 1 ? ' » Jl V •.» t. . «« ■• " pl8 Artists in Action p30 Cooking Up ttie Grade p38 Teactiing 101 p46 Reporting the Wortd p50 How to Survive Law Sctioot 1 s v ■ - k FROM THE CHANCELLOR DEAR OLE MISS STUDENTS As you fead this 117th edition of Ttie Ole Miss, I hope it recalls the sights, sounds and emotions of a transformative year of your life here at the University of Mississippi. I also hope you will learn something new about yourself and your university It has been a year of great significance in the life of this beloved institution, and we should all be grateful to editor Elizabeth Beaver and her staff for producing such a vibrant chronicle of this time. For generations to come, it will serve as an inspiring record of what we accomplished, shared and learned here together The 2C12 2013 academic year has brought celebration, reflection and self examination. We have observed the 50th anniversary of the university ' s racial integration, cheered as the Rebels triumphed over Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl and marveled at the artistry and grace of the Russian National Ballet at the Ford Center Civil rights activists Harry Belafonte and Myrlie Evers Williams, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist George Will, US, Attorney General Eric Holder and acclaimed biographer Ron Chernow all visited and shared their insights with us. And many of us volunteered to contribute hours for various service projects, working igether to help others and improve life throughout our community, state and region. Our students are the heart and soul of Ole Miss, and we take pride in their accomplishments and growth. For the graduates of the class of 2013, we offer congratulations and wish you the best in your personal and professional aspirations. For our other students, we salute your accomplishments and growth during the year I sincerely hope you treasure the memories of this past year, and 1 hope this yearbook will become a treasured memento of your time at Ole Miss. DANIELW. JONES, M.D. CHANCELLOR PHOTO THOr AS CRANING DEAN " SPARKY " REAADON Dr. I honijs j. IV-;iiilon is well known arouiul the Uni- ursiiy of Mississippi campus. To students, he is known as Spiirky. anti lo the rest of the university he is known as the Dean oFStuclenlH. I le has worked in hit;)ier education for 6 yeai s antI has heen at Ole Miss since August 1 977. While at Olc Miss. Dr. Reardon ser cd in numerous positions includ- ing Coordinator ofPre-Admissions. Assistant Director of Student Activities, Director of Campus Programing. Associate Director of Student Services. Associate Dean of Students, and present dav. Dean of Students. part about my job. To have a framework to meet them when the ' mo ' e in on freshman move In dav, to watch- ing them walk away on commencement. " Dr. Reardon said. " It ' s JLisi that tremendous sense that maybe there ' s something important lo what I tlo. " Dr. Reardon attended the University from 1968-1972 and has been in Oxford. Miss, since 1 976. ! le is cur- renllv a frequent speaker on college campuses, ranging from speeches for leadership to hazing prevention. In 2003. Dr. Reardon was co-founder on the committee which defined the Llnixersity Creed, which he felt was his bifioest accoinnlishnuni while at the unucrsitv- I hatl experiences ni unclergra( izc that I love teaching and it m just an infinity for the college c; atmosphere, and I guess you coi the time living. " Dr. Reardon si me realize that I had lus and the college call it a foresight at " Working in acol- Dr. Reardon has been recognized for many accomjilish ments. In 1 995. students at Ole Miss chose him as the initial recipient of the Thomas First Student Service award. In 1 998. he wa s recognized by his peers in the American college fraternity movement for his long tim( of distinguished ser ice in his profession. Following in 2003. Reardon appeared on the Flistory Channel ' s documentary on fraternities on colleoe campuses with . " it was a great experience working with a professional producer who was here to tell a storv, " Dr. Reardon When he is not working. Dr. Reardon lo -es attending Ole Miss sporting events, reading a gootl book, iravelin; to Sicily where his family is from, and cooking with his cousins on a specific day In the summer, which he calls the ' " antlpasto lunch. " " I don ' t think I will go anvwhere else, I love the ceremony that goes along with this university. " Dr. Reardon said. " I think the value of any institution is the consistency of which they give their rituals. " In the luture. Dr. Reardon sees himself In Oxford, Miss. Once he retires, he plans to continue traveling as well as consulting. He belie es he will always be tied to the unh ' crsity whether it is through the UM Alumni Association or watching a baseball practice, and his heart will alwavs he with Ole Miss. 14 PHOTO TYLER JACKSON STORY ASHLEY DUNN PRO OC Tlie university faces yeai-s of academic 1 99 1 when he lirst began his 22 year needs as more students enroll and the career on canijiLis as an a learning environment changes with each at the school of accounta technological advance and scientific practicing accotintanl fi disco ' ery. Tliere is one man whose exeryday he was asked to teacli a and his name is Dr. Morris H. Stock There is no routine in the ilaily life c Stocks, who is also the assistant chan for academic affairs. He spends his I with the staff of the Olhce ol the Fro ' ost ; speaking with the deans, the Ricuky Sen, and various academic councils. I le dcscri hisjwsition as a supporting function to th ' ■ on campus. opportunaues ana cnauenges, ur. atocKs said, " I sjjend much of my time during the day working with others to find solutions to complicated situations, looking lor resource to meet the needs of our faculty and stafl, and looking for waj ' S to improw the manne in which we as a university support the teaching, research, and ser ' ice mission ot q faculty, stalT, and students. " Jniversity of South C doctoral program in 1990. the fateful decision to visit i " Tlie University of Mississippi I an o[x;ning for an assistant prof( Stocks reminisced. " VVliei immediately impressed with-tlufrtiBivcreil ir " the faculty and leadei-shi teaching honor: Elsie M. Teacher awar d in 199S. He has ne ' er reerettcd h __ esirc to support tne university uum .i s« all: from Chancellor Dan Jones to the newly admitted freshman beginning the spring semester with an undecided major. Dr. Stocks is an invaluable member of University of Mississippi and has been since " E ' en though I have lieen a Full-time administrator for over 1 o years, " he said, " I still consider myself a faculty member. I hoi the people that I work with and work for in the highest regard. " Dr. Stocks continues to teach financial accounting at the Pattei-son School ol Accountancy nowy previously the dean of the school of accountancy from 2002 to 2006. Llnder him. it placed in the national top 25 accounting programs in 2005 lor die firet time in its history. Thisj|gneofWs many achiex ' cments and services for the universit) One of his ser ' ices made a ilirect inijnu Pro -ost Sehokii-slii[) with Noel Wilkin, associate provost and professor in phari administration, and Douglas Sulliv an- G6nz;ilez, tiean of the 1 here. " The scholarship impleiM|| intl cademic lilesiyli rewards me students greatly for ha inganil maintaining a 3.5 GPA. ' Hie scholaiN can mo e on-campus one day earlier and has ;ion along with selective courses and worksho]is. " Ihe program is meant to help with the academic life. " Dr. Stocks clarified. " We provide training on how to be a successful student and how Dr. Stocks enjoys sening Ole M iss immensely. " I ha e never Ixvn a giKxl cart planner, " he said. " But, as 1 have said k-fon I have never regretted my decision to join the faculty at University of Mississijjpi. Tlie univeriiiy has been my home for 22 years, and it is my hope that I complete my professional career here at University of Mississippi. " m- ' M J M i [ r-ANIELS 15 1 DEAN DR. GLENN W HOPKINS Hierc have been vast improvements in the College of Liberal Arts, according to many faculty members and students at Ole Miss. Denis Goulet, the Elector Lab Coordinator for non-major labs, has been working in the Biology de- partment for 1 1 years now. His daily duties include setting up labs, ensuring the teaching assistants are timely and dealing with student issues. He says his favorite thing about this job is being able to interact with the students. " The biology department at Ole Miss has accom- plished a lot since I began at Ole Miss. We have doubled our faculty and had huge department expansion, " Goulei says. " When I was first here, there were i o of us and now there is tenure tract fac- ulty and instructor faculty. With the more faculties comes more grant money. We have had such great improvements. " He continues on the biolog) ' department ' s accom- plishments by mentioning its two Fulbright Scholars. Goulet hopes for specific improvements when it comes to nanning his labs including finding ways to improve the labs and updating to more cunent technologies. He also wishes to save on paper and waste and to have better training of TA ' s. Goulet says the awards his department has received in the last year are the Fulbright scholars, a number of Taylor Medal winners and many faculty-awarded grants for research. Kacie Cross, a sophomore fiom Yakima. Wash., is a psychology major with theatre and mass media and communication minors. Cross says psychology is a study of the brain and how individuals and groups interact and react to situations. It also focuses on behavioral disorders and problems. It entails taking a variety of courses that look into the different kinds of psychology such as learning, personality disorders, research and behavioral. Cross chose this major because it is something she is invested in. " I want to know what makes people do the things they do, " she says. " I babysit two little boys over my summer vacation, and the way they interact with each intrigued me. One of the brothers has ADHD, and to see the behavior changes in the younger brother inspired me to what to know more. " Cross says her favorite thing about her major is being able to learn about how the brain works, and how people behave in certain manners. " After college I am not totally sure what I am going to do with my major, " Cross says, " I have thought about going to graduate school, but I am not fully decided on that. I would like to be a counselor of some type, most likely with children. " Cross works at the Center for Excellence in Teach- ing and Learning as a peer mentor which she enjoys greatly. " It is kind of a preview of what a psychologist does, " Cross explains, " One thing I ' ve learned is that many things that people believe as truths are just myths, but humans believe them because they are repeated so many times. " Susan R. Grayzel is the Professor of History and In- terim Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, " The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies serves many functions and many constituen- cies on our campus. " Grayzel explains. " It brings scholars from outside the university to our institution to share new information and perspectives about women and men in our world, past and present, near and far, as well as allowing our faculty to share their own scholarship. " Grayzel adds that the Center provides opportuni- ties for students to learn about this field and to share their research and creativity in the annual Isom Student Gender Conference. To accompany this, there was a vibrant student art show. The Center helps support student groups and events on campus in partnership with many entities from academic departments to offices such as Health Promotions in a range of activities from Women ' s Histoi-y Month to Sexual Assault Awareness Month to World AIDS day. " As an academic unit, it helps run a minor in Gender Studies for the College of Liberal Arts and a new Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies, " Grayzel says. " Hie implementation of this certificate, which helps graduate students already admitted to an MA or PhD program gain additional knowledge of gender studies and testify to their ability to teach this interdisciplinary field, is one of the major accom- plishments of the center over the past year. " The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies aims to be a place where students, faculty and staff- women and men - in concert with the community at large can support the particular needs of women and engage in understanding how social identity shapes individual and society at large. The College of Liberal Arts is extensive with wide subject ranges. But through all the vast majors the College encompasses, all the departments have their individual successes including numerous awards. T is is why as a whole the College of Liberal Arts is successful and highly esteemed. STORY MACKENZIE METCALFE PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL RTS , kk»» " Ui " " i2?2277777; THE r k jto f feeman inside her Meek studio begins the 31S paintings. Freeman ' s goal behind he( Hintinn ; withni it A tr flitinn.il n;-iuit hnif;h I Lx)ok past the white coats, briefcases, scrubs, three-piece suits and stern looks. A lawyer or doctor may not know the outcome of the case, but the protocol is still the same, Art is different. One may wake up with a concept, and completely change it mid-execution. To some this may seem like fun and games, but to a student working to- wards .1 Biichclor nf Fine Arts degree, it is more than thai. It is their golden ticket to their artistic future. Why do some choose to major in art? The easiest answer is that they are passionate about art, and nothing else. The BFA degree is different than a standard art degree. Senior painter Kate Freeman says, " I can use this degree with many other jobs other than just an art teacher. Many retail jobs such as a visual manager require the employee to have a BFA degree. " Unfortunately, it is not as cookie cutter as that. The art majors have to be skilled and come with a breath of fresh air. In other degrees, each student does the same thing: Study, study, study. An art degree is completely hands on and challenges for originality. Art is not just painting and drawing. Some BFA students pursue careers in other mediums. One medium, very different from the expectation, is imaging arts. This title includes forms such as photography and digital video. " When I became very interested in the camera and im- ages in general. I decided to pursue a career in it. " said imaging arts major Reeves Smith. It is incredibly time consuming. The finished product can take " anywhere from a few days, to a few weeks and sometimes even months. " Art takes time. Anyone can throw paint on a canvas, but to tell a story with it takes a little longer than that. It in- volves both undeniable passion and an incredible amount of dedication. Painting students spend a minimum of six hours painting every week. Needless to say. the classes needed to graduate with a BFA degree are not for stu- dents looking for an easy A. How does one get into the BFA program? The first step is to develop the passion and drive to pursue an art degree. Next you participate in a review where several art faculty members ask simple questions, and then one hard ques- tion in defense of your art. Freeman says, " Tliey do this so artists don ' t stand up there and say ' Well, I mean I just like the color green ' or " I mean I just think it ' s pretty ' . " Lastly, you let out the breath you have been holding since the beginning and celebrate with wine, fhe hardest part is finally over. Then the hopefuls await the decision. If accepted into the program, the student takes a ton of art classes, plus the core classes. In the semester before students graduate, they go through pre-thesis, which can be quite nerve-wracking. " You have to put up a collection of work in the Meek art gallery and stand before a group of faculty members and basically tell them how you are ready for thesis. They hound you with hard questions and you usually cry after it, " Freeman says. Finally, students have viewing shows and eventually a thesis. They arc given two chances to pass. 1 hose who do not make it through pre-review have to stay an adtlitional semester. For most, the BFA program takes about five years to complete. Some students find themselves entering the program earlier and appreciating the benefits. " The program is fun because it allows you to further develop your art. But also difficult at times because good art takes time to create and simply can not be rushed, " Smith says. The program may be demanding, but ihe end rcult more than makes up for it. Ujmn graduation the students are able to call themselves artists, rather than just hoping to be one some day. Many of the students have even sold some of their art. The major is different than most others, however; it is not one that students choose just to make money after college. Those who choose this major are incredibly passionate and disciplined in their particular artistic interest, but they have fun loo. " The reasons why I chose to go for the BFA in printmak- ingarc numerous but tosimjilify it: the way that the ink feels, the processes were fun, and worked well for my personal ex|)ressinn in my work. " said senior Amy Piaskowski, So, if you are more interested in art than your current de- gree program, definitely consider switching to the BFA. The course load may be similar or more dilficull, depend- ing on your current major. " But. " as Freeman says, " when you are an art student you get to sec heaps of naked boy models that you gel to draw. I mean, that ' s always fun. right? " Freeman and Beeves seem to enjoy the program, maybe you will too! Who knows, in a few years, your art could be sitting right next to the Mona Lisa or perhaps your photography next to an Ansel Adams. PHOTOS ALEX EDWARDS STORY STEFF THOMAS 211 :ademics ' According to many sources, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) is taking huge strides towards becoming one of the best programs of its kind in the nation. The SMBHC just reached its goal of i ,000 students in the fall of 10 1 2. " We ' ve reached our maximum growth |jotential...so, from here on out, the quality of students will only improve, " says sophomore honors senator Zack Newton. In 20 11 , the Reader ' s Digest ranked the SMBHC within the top three honors colleges in the nation. Another review ranked the Honors College at the No. 9 public program in the country and first in the impact the Honors College has on the culture of its associated university. " 1 am honored and flabbergasted that we ' re top three in the nation • and also filled with a sense of urgency to honor that spot, " says sophomore Honors College senator Sierra Mannie. " We look al Ihc triumph of our students as our awards. QUOTE DOUGLASS SULLIVAN-GONZALEZ Dean Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez, lovingly referred to by honors students as " DSG " , says that the mission of the Honors College is " to create a living, working environment where our students shoot to become citizen scholars, where they are fired by the life of the mind, that they have a real solid commitment to the public good, and a drive to find solutions. " At the end of the day, DSG and the rest of the SMBHC staff don ' t worry too much about the numbers that Reader ' s Digest spits out each year. They care about the quality of education provided and the impact that education has on their students. " We have an incredibly gifted faculty with the time and resources to help assist us with our goals. " Mannie agrees. " We look at the triumph of our students as our awards, " says DSG. " If a student gets into Harvard or MIT or Berkeley... .or they get into the med school of their choice.. .or they get the job they ' re competing for as engineers - that ' s basically how we pin awards on our chest. " Not only does the SMBHC recognize accomplishments after graduation, but they support higher learning experiences throughout the student ' s tenure with trips and projects including freshman ventures, sophomore service, junior quest and the senior thesis project, along with opportunities for funds for more exploratory research and study abroad. One of the Honors College ' s biggest accomplishments in the last calendar year was implementing the World Cup Goal, which, Gonzalez says, has an aim of " transforming ordinary courses into lived honors experiences " looking towards the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. " We ' ve got students involved in courses already that are examining the Cup from various angles - sociology, economics, history, anthropology, " says Dean Gonzalez. annmo an Looking to the future, the Honors College is pi; expansion of their current building, " Now that we have a great student base, giving us a facility to thrive in will be really exciting, " says Newton. PHOTOS TAYLOR DAVENPORT STORY BRADLEY BOLEWARE 22 flEGE 231 PHOTOS PHILLIP WALLER 24 J The Universily of Mississippi has been gro ing and impro ing in the lasl decade. The ne ( step is to better develop graduate education. ' QUOTE JOHN Z KISS Our universily has been improving itself for the past decade not just in campus renova- tion but on the education quality. The university ' s graduate school is no exception to striving for the best. " The University of Mississippi has been growing and improving in the last decade, " says Dean John Z. Kiss, dean of the gradu- ate school. " The next step in this process is to better develop graduate education at the university. " Dr. Kiss is a newcomer to the university from his position as a distinguished prolessor and chair of botany at Miami University in Ohio. Dr. Kiss is internationally known for his research in botany and space technology. His research has received as much as five million in funding from organizations such as NASA. Dr. Kiss sought on his promise to cultivate a strident learning environment at the Ole Miss graduate school, " As new dean of the graduate school, " he states, " I plan to work with my faculty and administrative colleagues to help improve and expand oraduale education at the University of Mis- sissippi. " Since September. Dr. Kiss has ensured that the graduate programs— masters and doctoral— will cr eate the next generation of leaders. The graduate school ' s level of education allows the students to create innovative solu- tions to issues such as climate change, heahh care and education quality. The school provides additional advanced training that is necessary to deal with many complexities ol modern life post-graduation. The craduate school improves not just the graduate students but the undergraduates, too. The graduate students contribute to the university ' s learning environment as teaching assistants, tutors and mentors to the undergrads. This is evidenced in natural sciences courses when the graduate and undergraduates work side-byside in research teams. The graduate students also contribute to the educational quality with funded research projects that draw and welcome interest to the university. Matt Nelms is one such students whose academics elicited national attention. This October, Nelms and his classmate. Graham Jacobs, wrote an award-winning entry in a national paper competition. The paper was initially a class assignment in their graduate engineering program; now it is a second- place entry in the American National Standards Institutes ' inaugural student competition, Hailing from Colorado Springs, Colo., Nelms is pursuing two master ' s degrees: one in mechanical engineering and the other in curriculum and instruction in education. In addition to his workload, he hel])s the Center of Mathematics and Science Education support high school engineering challenges. " Ole Miss offers unique research opportu- nities and has a great faculty. " says Nelms when explaining on how he chose the Ole Miss graduate school. " After reading about the materials science research being done here and the connection with major national labs, the opportunity was too good to pass up. " Graduate students like Maria Marion take on a lot of responsibilities. Marion is a native of Memphis. Tcnn. and she is a graduate stu- dent in the Higher Education-Student Per sonncl Program. Marion has been involved in numerous programs on-cam])us and held leader positions in organizations. She has served as the social and philan- thropic director ot the Graduate Student Council. Co-Chair of the Multicultural Working Group, an instructor in the l.Dl IE 105 program, and much more. She has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for National Association of Graduate-Professional Students. Tlie pro- gram serves as the encompassing organiza- tion for all graduate students. Its mission is to provide resources, support, and advocacy to graduate students looking to enter the career world. Marion will begin serving in January 201 J,. Marion has given so much to the university yet she feels that tiie graduate school gave her more. " I have truly cnjoyetl my experi- ence. " she says, " My program specifically !ias opened doors to so many opportunities for professional development through practicum and graduate assistant positions. " She adds, " Faculty, staff and administra- tion are eager to assist in creating a holistic experience. " Nelms agrees. He initially started " just pursuing " the master ' s in mechanical: now Ik- is looking to improve the mathematics and science education in the high schools. " These amazing and unexpected opportuni- ties came aliout, " Nelms explains, " due to that community and interaction within the graduate school and laculty. " STORY CALLIE DANIELS 251 m The Patterson School of Accountacy at Ole Miss has been ranked for seven consecutive years in the top 30 in the nation and in the top 20 for the past four years by the Public Accounting Report. Last year it was ranked as number 10, PHOTOS TYLER JACKSON 26 The Patterson School ol Aecountancy is no stranger to success, being ranked by the Public Accounting Report as one of the top 30 accounting programs in the nation for the past seven years and in the top 20 for the past four years. But in 20 1 1 , the school received its highest ranking in its history: No. i o in the nation. Dean of accountancy. Wallace Wilder, isn ' t shy when it comes to the pride he has tor his school. " As of December 201 1, we were the highest ranked accounting program in the SEC. " Wilder said. " Anytime you can say you ' re number one in the SEC. you ' ve got some good things to talk about. " Wilder said one of the main reasons for the school ' s success is the National Library of Accounting Profession, the world ' s largest collection of accounting literature, which is housed on Ole Miss ' campus. " That has been a great source of national visibility. " Wilder said, " We ' ve had professors, researchers, and Ph.D. students from around the country come to this campus because of that library. " While Wilder admits the accounting library being on campus certainly gets positive attention, he gives the majority of the credit to the award-winning faculty of the Patterson School of Accountancy, all of which are certified public accountants. Wilder said that his school values teaching excellence very highly, and four teachers have won the Elsie Hootl Outstanding Teacher .Award, as well as many other awards. " That ' s just eviticnce that our faculty is committed to being outstanding teachers, " Wilder said. Dale Fleshcr, associate dean, professor of accountancy and Arthur Andersen Lecturer, is one of the most Irctjuenl award- winners. Two of Flesher ' s more recent awards are the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education award from ihe American Institute for Certified Public .Accountants and the Distinguished Research anti Creative Achievement avvarcl from the University of Mississippi. I feci lihe m job is jiisl soil of lo cl oul of Ihe way and lei (he sUidenls lake o nei ' ship of Ihe acliyilies we do. QUOTE J RILEY SHAW Flesher said he thinks that one of the reasons he has received so many awards is the amount of time he puts into his research and accountancy in general. " A lot of professors will do the amount of research it takes to get promoted and tenure, but to keep up throughout your career is somewhat unusual. " he said, Flesher believes that being a separate school of accountancy motivates the laculty to excel as teachers and researchers. " We want to prove that this is a great organizational structure for an accounting program and we need to work just a little harder to prove that, " he said. Bui Flesher and the accountancy faculty aren ' t the only ones in Conner Mall working to make the Patterson School of Accountancy look good - the honorary organization of Heia Alpha Psi is raking in the awards as well. J. F iley Shaw, associate professor of accountancy instruction and faculty advisor ol the Beta Alpha Psi, refuses to take credit for the success of the chapter. Shaw saiti that in the past four years he ' s been the advisor, the organization has received a superior ranking consecutively and in 20 1 o they receivetl the prestigious Cold Status for their professional events and community service. Patrick Calagan. senior accounting major and Beta Alpha Psi officer, said he owes the Patterson School of Accountancy much and would like to win Gold Status to repay his debt. " I think thai by us being successful as officers of Beta Alpha Psi, we can sort of propel our program forward and get a better name for Ole Miss oul there. " he said- Shaw said he thinks that what makes the chapter so special is thai students are in control. " feel like my job is just sort of to get out of the way and let the students take ownership of the activities wc do. " he said. " They ' re the ones who deserve all the credit for what our chapter has achieved. " STORY BRADLEY BOLEWARE 271 28 pp We affecl Ihc human condilion. c really are (he threads in a lot of our communities. We put it to practice. ' QUOTE VELMOR BURTON. JR Young, diverse and growing. Tliis sums up the atmosphere inside the School of Applied Sciences. Though It was established at Ole Miss in 200 1 with a class of only 800, it has grown to thousands. In the past year, the school has upped its number of honor college students from 22 to 26. " Not only arc we growing in size but in terms of recognized awards. " says Velmor Burton. Jr., dean of the School of Applied Sciences. Burton, who started his position on August 1 , 20 1 2. said the school has a variety of programs. The school ' s goal is for students to leave with a degree and hands-on skills that makes them employable. Applied sciences focuses less on theoretics and more on real life experiences according to Burton. Ii offers students the chance to participate in fields like intelligence studies and food management, which are areas that affect communities directly. " We affect the human condition, " Burton says. " Wc really arc the threads in a lot of our communities. We put it to practice. " Many departments are recognized throughout the School of App lied Sciences and many have won awards, such as the communications sciences and disorders department. a lot of pleasure seeing the difference that you make in someone ' s life. [The students] are going to make a difference in this world. " Ivy worked many years to earn the titles not only for a Ph. D, but for a CCC (Certification of Clinical Competence) and SLP (Speech Language Pathologist). She started work as a speech- language pathologist in public schools 55 yeaiN ago. Ivy says pushing her way through her dissertation and other school work all while also workingat Ole Miss was not easy, but it was worth ii, She advanced from clinical supervisor to acting assistant prolessor. assistant professor, interim department chair and, now. department chair. She even earned rank as president of the National Black Association of Speech. Language and I learing. a professional organization in the state. " It ' s not easy, but I guess nothing worth having is easy, " Ivy says. " It ' s a very rewarding profession because you get to sec the people that you help. You see the progress they make and you make a difference in their lives. " There are applied sciences student programs such as the Ole Miss chapter of the National Students Speech I..anguage Ilearing Association (NSSLI lA), Total Communications Club and the Hand Band. culture. This culture has people ili.u .irc connected hy language. " Cove says he will continue to use sign language after he graduates. " I ' m going to Ix ' come a doctor and I think it will Ix; useful in that field and 1 like it. " he concludes. Stephanie Stevens, speech lanjjuage pathologist and clinical instructor, along with Brad Crowe, co-tlirector of the speech and hearing center and clinical instructor, supervise students in the NSSLI iA. Tlie Ole Miss chapter received " gold " status as part ol the national organization by donating to the NSSLI lA Loves hjnd. contributing to the newsletter, participating in many activities and more. According to Stevens, " Two students. Kavia DeStutter and Molly Cox. recently received the Member I lonurs award, and in 20 1 o, 1 received the Chapter Advisor I lonors award. " Of course, each chapter of the NSSI.il X makes its own unicjuc mark on the national association. Ole Miss does this by creating student run conferences that invite and uphold well-known speech language pathologists and, new to the scene this year, a 5k Dr. Lennette Ivy, graduate program coordinator and chair and associate professor of communications sciences and disorders, has a few honors herself from her career and from students. She explained students typically award teachers each year based on their experiences with them and commonly award her as the nurturing, motherly professor. She takes the role to heart, offering assistance and uplifting thoughts to those she teaches. " We all want to make money. " Ivy says. " But you get which perjornis completely in sign language. Senior biology major Max Gove joinctl the I land Band two years ago in an effort to add some fun to his busy and loatled school schedule. Mis experience signing the American Sign Language ( ASL) and interacting with deaf people has broadened his awareness of the deaf culture. " I was kind ol surprised to iiear that tiiere is in fact a culture. " Gove says. " TTiese people aren ' t deal because they are a sub-set of person. It ' s a unique race with adcatlly ivvisi, " Our biggest feat is puttingon a continuing education conference for area speech -language pathologists. " Stevens said. " We typically offer a fall festival for our clients around 1 lallowecn. but this year, we are jiutting on a I ce the Dead 5k to raise funds to hopefully begin to e(]uip and update the s[ ecch science lab. which will allow us to serve our clientele with the latest technologies. " STORY KRISTEN STEPHENS 22 ACADEMICS KI THfi 30 Iiere jrc plenty of places to eat on campus, but only one a dining service that is student-run: Lenoir Hall. From king to serving to cleaning up after, the students from 4N 472, the lab for Quantity Food Production and rvice, do it all. NHN 472 is a required class for senior nutrition and hospitality management majors and is composed of a lecture with four different lab sections split into lunch and dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students in these classes switch from front of the house, which includes duties such as serving and seating, to the back ol the house, which involves cooking and washing the dishes. " i love how it is hands on rather than just listening to a teacher talk, " says Neely Norman, who plans to go into a school lunch program helping with menus and dietary guidelines. Students plan the menu in the lecture, which also includes figuring out the projected food cost, and then Chef Lee Craven makes the final decision on the menu for the week. Each week is something different, ranging from Thai food to a Cuban-based menu and even a vegetarian chili (see next page for recipe). " So far. my favorite thing to cook has been the coconut chicken because it was fun to saute, " Norman says. Not all of the students like Norman plan to go into eooking. " This class is a really good experience, and I wish that more people, even if they are not in this department could Brabec has had a lot of practice in the baking world, ranging from working at Emileigh ' s on the Square. McEwcn ' s as a " po y chef, and even traveling to Italy to take pastry classes, Cameron began working in the r taur i was 16, and knew irwas w()ere e ba choosing a majo " I just love reslauranis. " Cameron says. " Ii Even though she loves restauranis, culinary school does nm seem to be in her future. Cameron wants to start out in a management position, then work her way to owning her own restaurant. " (This class) is giving me a lot of experience in the kitchen area, and since I have always worked as a server. I am excited to actually go in the back and cook and do things that 1 am not used to doing. ' Cameron says. Cameron ' s favorite thing to make is a really good salad - she loves putting together the righi combination ol fruits, nuts and citrus dressing. While Norman and Cameron do not plan on furthering their education in the culinary arts. Meredith Brabec hopes to go on to pastry school. " I have always enjoyed baking, and I want to own a bakery one day, " Brabec says. " Through the nutrition and hospitality managcmeni major. I am able to get the restaurant, managing and culinary aspect. " " It has been furTti classmates, front as well ant with some of my m«gcnientcxperience iiyjjp tt that goes er favorite concoctions to make was a gender reveal cake. Tliis is when people send ip-flieir sonograSiis lo bakers to have ihem create a cake wly e tlic inside is ayed pink or blue, and the outside is embeftwhM with queslion marks or another cute, decorative theme. " I ' m no! really a cook, and tlon ' i really cook often, I)ut I love looking at Pinterest and making random recipes, " Brabec says. " Decorating cakes is definitely my favorite part. " .Another thing thai she enjoys is the freedom and creativity that fomes with baking an i mixing ditfereni llavors, While these three students enjoy their unic|ue class, there are parts that are not as fun as many would believe. Norman does not like the messy cleanups. Cameron is not a fan of the long hours, and Brabec has had to deal with extremely rude customers. Despite these small complaints, they all agree that NI IN 472 is an entertaining class where they not only learn about cooking, but about all parts of running a restaurant. STORY MARIDANE HEWES PHOTOS THOMAS CRANING 311 (Left) Kimberly Chism and Philip Costas prepare the meat for a rneal for the NHN 472 course. Ole Miss nutrition majors and hospitality management students learn the importance of proper meat preperation in NHI 472. (Right)- Chism carefully trims a piece of meat for the meal Ingredients: 3 tablespoons and 2 ' A teaspoons olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 7 Vi bay leaves I tablespoon and Vf teaspoon ground cumin 1 3 cup and 2 tablespoons dried oregano 3 tablespoons and 2 Va teaspoons salt 7 V2 stalks celery, chopped 7 V2 green bell peppers, chopped 7 V2 jalapeno peppers, chopped I I garlic cloves, chopped 7 V2 (4 ounce) cans, chopped green chili peppers, drained 7 ' 2 ( 1 2 ounce) packages vegetarian burger crumbles 1 1 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed Va cup and 3 tablespoons chili powder 3 tablespoons and 2 ' A teaspoons ground black pepper 3 % ( I 5 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained 3 H ( 1 5 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained 3 % ( 1 5 ounce) cans black beans 3 ( I 5 ounce) cans whole kernel corn can be substituted for peas and carrots Directions: Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and season with bay leaves, cumin, oregano, and salt. Cook and stir until onion is tender, then mix in the celery, green bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and green chili peppers. Wlien vegetables are heated through, mi. in the vegetarian burger crumbles. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 5 minutes. Mix the tomatoes into the pot. Season chili with chili powder and pepper. Stir in the kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and black beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in the corn, and continue cooking 5 minutes before serving. 32 Radishes ar e placed ,n „nse con.aine-s to Rachel Scoggir. tu „3.:. ror the upcom,.a ' i- i : .neal Students are taught ,n the ccu-se huw to property dean food lor cookrhy . 331 Tliere is something daunting about leaving college and entering the real world. It ' s a huge step toward independence. For the first time since kindergarten, learning is not a hall-time job. Filling out applications is traded tor filling out resumes as minimum wage jobs are left behind. The Ole Miss School of Business Administration helps students overcome their transition woes. The Dean of the Business School, Dr. Ken Cyree. is proud to head one of US News ' s Top I GO Business Schools in the United States. " We give our students opportunities to learn real-world situations. They leave well prepared to enter into business. " Dean Cyree says. junior Andre Knox agrees. " As a finance major, 1 fell like I have been equipped with the knowledge to succeed no matter what path in the finance field 1 choose to take, " Knox says. PP We doni wanl our students to just learn business. e anl Iheni lo participate in it. QUOTE DR KEN CYREE The business school offers many opportunities for students outside of the as well as assistance with finding a job after graduation. Internship experiences are offered in places such as Washington D.C. and New York City. Local internships are also offered. Many of these can be found during one of the many career fairs hosted by the business school or by visiting the business school website. " We don ' t want our students to just learn business, we want them to participate in it, " Cyree says of the many workplace opportunities. Senior accounting major Mario Martinez found an opportunity interning for Fat Possum Records right here in Oxford. " My internship helps put hours toward me graduating, as well as gives me a job with an established business that I can put on my resume, " Martinez says. Besides being given the opportunity to work with businesses, students are given other resources as well. Students in the Business school can sign up to receive a free subscription to Bloomsburg Businessweek Magazine. Tliis is a great tool for students to keep updated with what it happening in today ' s business world. The School of Business Administration is highly accredited for research. Tony Ammeter, associate professor of management and information systems, is currently researching how mobile technologies are used by young people, like college students. " lamlookingat why a student would use something like Facebook to find a job, " Ammeter says. " Students going into the workforce will need to make the transition from Facebook onto Linked In, which is social media for professionals. " Ammeter has been teaching business at the University of Mississippi for i o years. Originally from Canada, Ammeter fell in love with Ole Miss after one visit. " It was just by luck that I ended up at Ole Miss. I was visiting one year and I loved it. It ' s an excellent place to be a professor because there are just enough distractions to have some fun when you need it, but not so much distraction to slow you down from doing research, " says Ammeter. Ammeter ' s business expertise lies in management and information systems. He believes that the people who are benefiting from business are the most important part of the job. " Management is the art and science of bringing resources, especially people, together to solve problems efficiently and effective, " Ammeter says, " It isn ' t just a matter of throwing dollars or throwing parts together, it is all about the end result. " Contributing to the success of his students, and watching their hard work pay off is what Ammeter believes to be his greatest accomplishment. " You don ' t often hear from students, but when they go out of their way to send you an email or stop by, to me that is the greatest award, " says Ammeter about the rewards of being a professor, " says Ammeter. " If you like solving problems that help people in big ways, then business is one way to do it. " STORY ASHLEY LOCKE AND STEFF THOMAS PHOTO PHILLIP WALLER 34 SCHOOL OF BUSINES 35 1 ACADEMICS 36 PHOTOS ANNA BRIGANCE In 1 903, the School of Education opened its doors at the LIniversity of Mississipjii. Since then, the School of Education has main lained a tradition of producing inspirational teachers, leaders and counseling profes- sionals for communities in Mississippi and across the nation. According to U.S. News and World Report, the School of Education is ranked as a top- TOO institution for graduate education, fhe School of Education also has one ol the highest student retention rates at Ole Miss. Dr. Amy Wells Dolan. associate dean of the School of Education and associate profes- sor of leadership and counselor education, c prepare sludcnls lo work h cdiicalors from eai l childhood all (hcna locoilege. QUOTE DAVID ROCK has been a faculty member since 2004. Dolan. who works with doctoral and honor students, says the recognition by Ll.S. News and World Report is very important to the School of Education. " I would argue that we are a tremendous value in our student-centered approaches for graduates who are enrolled in our school. " Dolan said. " To be recognized for our work in graduate education given the resources we have - I think we ' re doing a lot. " Tlic School of Education offers a variety of areas of study. Undergraduate students can major in either elementary or second- ary education. Elementary education is one of the largest undcrgratluate majors at Ole Miss. Many undergraduate students continue their education through graduate programs offered in educational leadership, counselor education, higher education, special educa- tion and literacy education. Dr, David Rock, dean of education and pro fessor of teacher education, says the School of Education is very uni(.|uc, and many of the programs it offers are what distinguish the school from other university education programs in the country, " We prepare students to work with educa tors from early childhood all the way to college, " Dr. Rock said. " We train coun- selors, teachers, administrators and higher education personnel, and we don ' t have any non education professions in our school, which is really unique to say we just focus on eilucation. " The School of Education is also recognized nationwide as being the only school tiiat offers a certificate in specialist degree programs online. Students wishing to earn an education degree online can specialize in elementary education, literacy education and higher education. Jillian Tumblin. a sophomore elementary education major, hopes to teach third grade one day. Tumblin says she didn ' t necessarily choose Ole Miss for its education program, but the education school ' s reputation made her decision to come that much easier. ' My experience with the School of Educa- tion so far has been fantastic. " lumblin said. " The professors love doing their job, and everyone has been so helpful in my process to get me where I want to go. " Tumblin also has plans to attend the School of Education graduate school. The School of Education has many tlynam- ic, unique programs that are very diderent from other universities. Tlie school ' s Child Advocacy Play Therapy Institute (CAPII) focuses on assisting children who have special needs and counseling very young children through [ilay therapy. Through the play therapy approach, children can change behaviors and develop problem-solving skills, CAP TI is an approved center by the Association for Play Therapy and is the lirst institution to offer students a play therapy degree in the United States. Other community-focused centers that offer community service and hands-on learning environments include the Center for lixcellence in Literacy Instruction and the Center for Matiiematics and Science Education. " I really do love my job and being in the area of higher education is so rewarding, " Dolan said. " The university is like a labora- tory, and there ' s always a lot to observe and a lot to think about. " STORY KAYLA VISE 37 s jrj Lnglancl ' s day begins at 7: 0 a.m. lo slic ' s not lif aded to one of " those dfui 8 a.m. college classes. England, a senior elementary education ma- jor, is a student teacher at Oxford Elemen- tary School. She teaches third grade classes there until 3:30 p.m. every weekday. Seniors from the Ole Miss School of Educa- tion are required to teach Monday and Wednesday during the fall semester atid everyday during the spring semester. " Student teaching is difficult especially in the spring semester when we go every single day and stay the whole time ,it school, " England said. England even eats lunch at the school with students. She says that heing at the school during the spring semester is especially hard because as a college student she ' s not accustomed the grueling daily schedule of an elementary school student. In addition to teaching at the school for a lull day, England and other student teachers must create lesson plans . days in advance, grade papers and manage the behavior of students. England is also assigned to a professional teacher at the elementary school and a supervisor from the education school stops by the elementary school to make sure that everything is going well with the student teachers. " Every day in the classroom is different and so rewarding, " she said. Meaghan O ' Connor is a senior elementary education major. She student teaches in Yalobusha County. O ' Connor has already taken over a few subjects and activities in her classroom. Just like England. O ' Connor has a supervisor from the education school that checks in on her teaching. 1 he supervisor and a clinical instructor from the school of education both evalu- ate O ' Connor ' s lessons. The supervisor and the instructor determine a orade for O ' Connor based on she teaches the lesson she planned. " The School of Education really is a won- derful department, " O ' Connor said. She says the education school professors have really nurtured her. " I feel like they do everything possible to help us succeed, " she said. England recalls a particularly rewardi; " g experience she had with a student. A student she had was falling behind in his reading class, and was discouraged because of what was happening. England worked with him on his reading strategies and other subjects. After several weeks, she discovered that he was improv- ing in his coursework. One day the little boy ran up to England to show her that he had made a good grade on his reading test. " His face was just beaming and you could tell he was so e.vcited and proud of himself. Just to know that 1 played a little role by encouraging this child was so rewarding, " she said. England and O ' Connor both hope to at- tended graduate school for teaching and both plan to teach at elementary schools in Mississippi. England believes that showing a child that you care for him makes a huge difference in their academic performance and self- esteem. " It is amazing that just if one person shows a child that they believe in him it can change everything. " 38 STORY JON HAYWOOD PHOTO SOFIA THOMAS CURRENT REBEL FUTURE TEACHER Siudent teacher Sandra England pauses in between taking and teaching classes to give a smile for the yearbook. 39 19951513 40 ff Mississippi sUidcnls deseiM a firsC class education and a first class engineering school QUOTE DR ALEXANDER CHENG ff Over a century ago. the University of Mississippi ' s Board of Trustees established a department of engineering, mainly to supplement the strong program of natural sciences that already existed. In 1 900 Ole Miss became one of the first schools to offer an engineering education. Currently, the School of Engineering has developed into many sub-categories under one field; chemical, civil, electrical, geological and mechanical engineering. and computer and information science. Joanna David, a senior chemical engineering major and Engineering Student Body President, describes how she decided on which major to pursue: " In my junior year of high school we had a chemical engineer come and speak to the class about her career in engineering. Initially, I was very drawn to the daily diversity of her work experience, as well as her utilization of problem-solving skills. As I began the engineering program at Ole Miss, I discovered that my passion for service to others would additionally be met through a career in engineering. " She now knows that her dream career would involve " working for a company where [she] would be continually challenged and have to use problem- solving skills on a daily basis. " " Nearlv everything that is used on a daily basis has been designed, constructed, or improved by an engineer. Engineering literally shapes the world in which we live, " says David. " Additionally, engineering is an incredible ministry to others. Engineers have the opportunity to change the lives of countless individuals through endless possibilities, including ticsigning water treatment systems for communities in third-world countries, inventing lite-saving pharmaceuticals, constructing schools and homes, creating alternative luel sources, etc. On another note, mechanical engineering, a field that solves problems concerning industries such as oil, automotive, and energy conservation, attracts students who enjoy thinking of ways to find solutions to new and existing challenges. In order to test these students, the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies initiates a Capstone Project, which involves either original research or an open- source analysis of an intelligence-related issue. Through Institutional Review Board Irainingand writing multiple drafts of one ' s thesis, the students assemble their projects throughout the course ol the spring semester, " The process for completing the Capstone Project takes three to four months, involving many long hours and late nights, " says Dr. Rajendran. professor and chair of mechanical engineering. Furthermore, the Capstone Project allows mechanical engineer majors to demonstrate their knowledge on a specific topic, and relate that topic on a worldwide spectrum. Overall, Ole Miss engineers have received national recognition, such as Barry Goldwater Scholarships, and have been selected to take part in woridwide opportunities, like the Fulbright Program. Without a doubt, students within the department have proven their knowledge and development through numerous awards and achievemenLs. all of which source back to their professors that dedicate their time to teaching the future of engineering. Dr. ,- lexander Cheng, the dean of the School of Engineering, describes his love for teaching at Ole Miss: " Mississippi students deserve a first-class education and a first class engineering school to help keep up with the technology and manufacturing that the world is producing. I am pleased to help educate the students in order lor them to be able to help the stale on an economical level. " Adtlitionally the School of Engineering has completely transformed in its 1 n years of establishment, ami at this rate of achievement nmch can be expected from future Ole Miss alumni. I rJ63 FRANK A ANDERSON GEORGE H KIMMONS PAULW MURRILL CLIFFORD G.WORSH AM ■84 JOSEPH CERNY, III R BAXTER WILSON R85 FRANCIS E HALL SR JOHN W PRADOS 1986 WILLIAM LEE HEARD JOSEPH EDMUND JOHNSTON, SR 1987 HENRY C BREVARD 1988 KARL 6RENKERT JR JULIUS T JARMAN FINIS STEPHEN PATTON. JR 1989 DAVID W. ARNOLD 1991 WELLS EDWARD NUTT O, EDWARD WALL 1992 JAMES DQUIN WILLIAM G YATES, JR 1993 KENNETH A BARFIELD JOE DAVIS BROWN 1994 EDGAR LEE CAPLES JOSEPH E LAUDERDALE 1995 J ROLAND ADAMS JOHN A, FOX 1996 GEORGE DUMBAUGH THOMAS W ELLIOTT TRACY W LUSK 1997 WINFRED A SHAW RAYMOND R, STASIAK 1998 RICHARD A ROEDER 1999 BARBARA BECKMANN 2000 J GORMAN SCHAFFER 2001 JAMES W BARNETTE 2002 JOHN G ADLER 2003PRESCOTTA SHERMAN 2004 WILLIAM W PARSONS 2005 DR CHARLES E SMITH 2006 SAM W WAGGONER, III 2007 JULIUS M RIDGWAY 2008 DR JERRY HARRIS 2009 DR. CLARK LIU 2010 DR GEORGE FUNN.MD ]W PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY THE SCHOOL OF NURSING 42 DEAN DR. KiM HOOVER The Nursing School at the University of Mis- sissippi has accomplished many endeavors to Ixjcome one ol the leading nursing schools in ihc country. Pie school is ranked one ol the country ' s top i oo graduate nur ng programs hy U.S. News World Report. It is proud to say that it has a 99- 1 00% board and certifica- tion pass rate. " As the state ' s flagship nursing school, the School of Nursing provides unique clinical and classroom exjieriences; interactive, technology based education with outreach across the state and region and extensive opportunities for interprofessional collaboration in education, research and clinical practice, " said Dr. I im Hoover, dean ol the school. " It makes me proud to Ix ' a part of an institu- tion with such high standards and excellent accomplishments. I was deliniiely attracted to LlMMC ' s credentials and reputation when I was applying to nursing school, and it was those accomplishments and standards diat influ- enced me to work as hard as I did lo get in. " said first year student Britney Helmick. " As a marker of our success, faculty and smdents have been invited to present their findings at research conferences all over the world. In summary, the School of Nursing is unmatched in its scope, range, excellence and rich legacy. " says Dr. hloover. The Nursing School took home nine awards out of 1 3 nominations in the 20 1 z Nightingale Awards Gala, including the awards for hospital of the year and nursing school of the year. I he Niohtingale Awards recognized 640 nurses statewide that demonstrated excellence in the profession. It was brought together by the Mis- sissippi Nurses Association and the Mississippi Nurses Foundation. Tlie recipients were Dr. Kristi Henderson. Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year. Kourtland Adams. Clinical Practice Nurse ofthe Year. Jennifer Stephen, Nunu: Manager of the Year, and Ticna McGlothin, Nu .• Rookie ot the Year. Some more accomplishments for the nursing scho(jl included Mississippi ' s only second-de- gree accelerated BSN program and itsleatling organization lor DNP and MCCSAPN con- sortiums. It hascollalwration with community colleges and universities that provide early entry routes to BSN and MSN education. Its nurse practitioner-managed primary caa clinic was the first in the state. It provides communil-based learning experiences lor all thenursingstudents, as well as a site for faculty practice. Additionally, six nurse-])ractitioner- managed school-based clinics in tlie Jackson area and the Delia and a mobile clinic offer prolessional learning exj)eriences, Tliey are also an improved access to care lor uniierserved communities. Tlie Nursing School lias brought fetleral and private foundation dollars thai supported education, research and health care access to the underserved and students. Aslheslalcslhi ' ship nursing school. Ihe School of ursin{J provides unique cliniccil and classroom experiences. QUOTE DR KIM HOOVER " There is nothing Ixnter dian gelling to actually practice what you ' ve le;imed on a patient, " Helmick says. " It ' s the lx. ' st feeling in the woHd to Ixf able to go into a patient ' s nxim with confidence. " In 20 1 2. the Nursing school graduated the hrsi group of Doctor of Nursing Practice students. The program ' s first graduates were representa lives of the program and brought new exi)cri- ences into their respective fields. " I love helping and serving jx-ople, especially those who cannot do something on their own. I warn to work in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) with ihe premature lubies Ixcause they are so helpless and I think there is nothing more rewarding than to take care of those sweet little lives that have yet to see the world, " Jessica Harris siiys. Hie Sch(X)l of Nursingalso housed one of the country ' s only hiisic science labs located within astate-sup|X)rted nursing school, " Our staieof-ilie-ari simulators are also being matle available lo other area schools that might not otherwise have the resources to provide such experiences. Standardized patients (|X ' rNons trained to acl as a |)atient simulating syni[ toms) lend a realistic sense to many of the learning cx[K ' riences. " explains Dr. I loover. " Ii is basically a imxlel ol a hospital nxim. Tliere are hospital Ix- ' ds, wheel chairs, pumps, and j)lugs just like you would see in any usual hospital nrom. TTiere are also rolwts that we use as our patients. Hiey rescinble humans from head to toe including IxKly parts and skin, llieycan walk, talk, and blitik just like a hu- man Ix ' ing. with the help of controls of course, lliese really help in preparing us for clinicals by allowing us to practice techni£|ues on a body without putting any actual human at risk, " I iarris said. Ilie Sch(K)l of Nursing plans to continue growing in its excellence. " Today, we continue to create new and innovative ways to provide care to Mississippians. " Dean Dr. Hoover says. " Visit the campus on any given day. you might find nursing and medical students sharing or OT and nursing students teaching each other. " Dr. Hoover could not feel any more accom- plished than what the Nursing Sch(w! has brought this year. STORY ASHLEY DUNN 43 ACADEMIC THE MEEK SCH OF JOUR AND NEW PHOTOS NATALIE MOORE 44 rhequalil of ihc sUidenI bod is jiis( really imprcssi e... secinfj h(m lhcfacull ha cadjiislcd lo Ihe new challenges ofthemuhi-plairoim medium... lo make a chanfjclhalqiiickK is really ver , very good. QUOTE WILL NORTON JR. As the Meek School of JournaUsin and New Media enters its fourth year on campus, it continues to grow and achieve at new height-i, Will Norton jr.. dean of the school since its opening in July 2009. talks highly of accomplishments within the school ' s faculty, staff, and students. He feels the greatest accomplishment of all is simply the growth in number of students pursuing journalism as well as recruitments who are turn- ing down offers to other prestigious schools in order to attend the univer- sity ' s journalism school. Another important stepping stone in the Meek School ' s life is its addition of the Integrated Marketing Commu- nication degree, also known as IMC. The quality of the student body is just really impressive. Getting that new degree program, and then just seeing how the faculty have adjusted to the new challenges of the multi- platform medium... to make a change that quickly is really very, very good. " said Dean Norton. The dean wants students to cultivate the skills of multiple platforms and utilize their knowledge in their future " This is a really tough market and where we feel like failures is il we can ' t help people improve their skills and get them tlie kind of jobs they want. " said Norton. Norton also shows great pride for the work done by the Student Media Center. The SMC is the student-run radio station, television show, daily newspaper, and yearbook. The SMC received the Grand Cham- pions award at the Southeast Journal ism Conference in spring 20 1 2 along with multiple individual awards to Ole Miss students. Director of Llndergratluate Studies and Professor. Debra Wenger. is in- volved in all decisions within curricu- lum development which is evolving more and more into multimedia. " A renewed emphasis in putting our students in a position where they can be more successful by opportunities within internships, meeting with professionals through Meek Week and interviews, etc., " said Wenger. The goal is to grow the IMC program while also continuing to build the journalism program, " In 20 I o. the school was awarded the Robert H. Kennedy award for its " Road of Broken Dreams. " A student writer. Marianna Breland. won filth place in the National I learst award in Spring 20 1 2, the only student from Mississippi and the South to place. The school was also awarded the Silver Anvil Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America in 2012 for " outstanding strategic public relations planning and implementations. " More classes are now focusing their emphasis on multimedia projects. I- ' aculty and professors look for students of journalism to continue to excel in their achievements. Broadcast student Margaret Ann Morgan has been selected to represent Ole Miss at the National Greek Council as well as selected by the student body as Miss Ole Miss; she recently traveled to the Gulf Coast to report and cover the news on I lurricane Isaac with journalism student Stephen Quinn, who also works for a news station in Tupelo. Miss. Tliese students are only a few of the journalism students showing hard work and diligence. " What is most impressive lo me is how many of our students get jobs and job offers in a time when every- one is saying journalism is dead. " Pro- fessor Wenger saitl. Through all the internships, classes and competitions, the most important aspect is to be able to prepare students for jobs. STORY MADDIE POE 45 REPORTING THE REAL WORLD For the last three years, visiting professor Bill Rose has taken journalism students on local reporting trips. They have i raveled to newspapers across Missis- sippi, including Brookhnven, Greenwood, Holly Springs, McComb, Madison, Tupelo and most recently, Hattiesburg. Rose is a fellow at the Overby Center lor Southern Journalism and Politics, and an adjunct professor in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. In the past, Ole Miss organized student-reporting trips; however, it has become a more fretjuent occurrence over the last few years with the help of the school ' s dean. Will Norton. Norton wanted to make these trips a regular occurrence for journalism students. The journalism depart- ment books hotels for the students and pays for all expenses on the trip. Rose leads reporting field trips twice a semester, in the fall and spring. His priority is for students to gain first-hand reporting experience. " The idea is to give the students real world, dead- line, journalism experience. " said Rose. " It ' s kind of like a mini-internship experience. " The students get a byline and stories in daily and weekly newspapers and get one-on-one coaching and editing and the local newspapers get free stories. The newspapers look forward to eager, young journalists and welcome their help. " It helps build good relations with newspapers around the state, and it helps our students gain confidence and ability. " Rose said. As a print journalism major. I have been on three reporting trips. I have reported in Holly Springs, Madison and Hattiesburg, My experience thus far has been insightful and rewarding. The first-hand experience is unparalleled. I have learned what the editors are looking for when hir- ing future journalists, improved my writing and interviewing skills, and established contacts that could possibly lead to my future employment. Hattiesburg, commonly called the ' Hub City ' , is where I call home. Last summer, I interned at the local newspaper. The Hattiesburg American and was excited to return this semester and write a story. My goal is to seize every opportunity offered as I strive to mature not only as a person, but also as the best journalist I can be. Once we arrived, 1 was given a story on the recent revitalization of downtown Hattiesburg and more specifically. Front Street. During my assignment, I had the chance to interview the owners of Click Boutique and Gallery and Southern Fried comics, two retail businesses in part responsible for bringing downtown back to life. For years before the revitalization efforts, downtown lacked people and business and was recognized as the undesirable side of town. I had the chance to report on Front Street specifi- cally and its recent revitalization. Downtown has made significant strides, and It was awesome to hear from business owners their passion for what they do. Not only are the reporting trips great practice for the real newsroom, but also the guidance Bill Rose provides is so beneficial. Professor Rose is a great instructor, editor and is always encouraging. I ' m so thankful for the opportunity to accompany other journalism stu- dents and have Bill, as he ' s affectionately called, as our leader. Rose has gone far beyond the walls of the class- room and taken it upon hisself to send journalism students out into professional environments. He has personally challenged me. encouraged me to be the best reporter I can be, and he is always supportive. And for that. I will be forever grateful. 46 (Left). Kavta Vise talks with reDOttinn trio instructor Bill Rose after an interview witti Southern Fried Comics owner m HattiesOurg, Miss (Top right): Vise interviews Click Boutique and Gallety owner Jason Le Viere ILeftI Kayta Vise talks with reporting trip ,nstru_ct or BUl J e , , „ 3 ,, , P,, C„ ,„ „„„,, garry Vise, along with other Meek School of Journalism Herring. STORY KAYLA VISE PHOTOS THOI»IAS CRANING 471 RBiasv Close your eyes and picture a large brick building with two protruding wings, tall glass windows, and a circle drive. The building described is not a scene from an architectural magazine: it is our law school. Inside, our future lawyers, politicians, and possibly Supreme Court Justices spend countless hours preparing for the Bar exam. TTie program began at the University of Mississippi in 1854, and is recognized as the fourth state supported law school in the nation. TTie first class only consisted of seven students, a major difference from the currently enrolled 500 students. As the program grew, the previous facilities were outdated and the new LEED-certified building was built. The newly built law center was dedicated to former law professor and chancellor, Robert C. Khayat in January The la» school has a rea( facuhva norld- class facililx and inno a(i c programs. It is Ihe school I ish I had attended. QUOTE RICHARD GERSHON While the large building seems a hit intimidating, as is the word law school itself, the faculty and students connect. Assistant Dean and Law Professor Matthew Hall is one such example. TTiis one professor has made a large impact on students with his talent and interest in helping his students. In 2009. Hall received the Ben Hardy Faculty Excellence Award. Tlie next year, 20 1 o, he received the Outstanding Law Professor Award. Dean of the Law School, Richard Gershon, calls Hall " a wonderful adviser to the Moot Court Board. " Hall has been coaching and advising Moot Court teams for over i o years. Ole Miss has one of the oldest courts in the country founded approximately 140 years ago, according to Hall. The court consists of 32 members that are divided into i 5 teams. Tliese teams are then divided into different categories. Currently, the Pace environmental team is the two time defending champion of the environmental law competition. Moot Court Board chair Drew GrifBn says. " I cannot emphasize how laudable of an accomplishment that is for the members of the team, the board, and the law school as a whole. " Griffin is an Ole Miss student in his third year of law school and he is committed to the court. He says, " Aside from classes. Moot Court is the only extracurricular in which I participate. It is absolutely my favorite aspect of law school. " 1 he board ' s dedication and preparation can easily be overlooked. I he Moot Court is a little more formal than a regular intercollegiate extracurricular. " It is not a commitment to be taken lightly, " says Hall. " Members of our top teams regularly spend 1 00 hours writing their brief and another 1 00 hours practicing their oral arguments - all in the course ol the six weeks leading up to a competition. " This dedication has certainly paid off. as our Moot Court Board is one of the Top 25 in the country. Other awards include but are not limited to second place in both the National First Amendment Competition and National Givens Criminal Procedure Competition. And in 20 1 1 . two Ole Miss law students, Rachel Mullen and Robert Parrott. were awarded the Scribes Brief Writing Award at the American Bar Association Convention. For those of you who want to follow in the footsteps of these talented students, getting into law school is only half the feat. Dean Gershon advises " Getting into law school is not too difficult if you do well in your undergraduate program, take practice LSAT testi, and make connections with those in the admissions office at the school of your choice. " Hard work pays off, and the accomplishments of Ole Miss law alumni, faculty, and current students are proof. Students of law know that the Law School Admissions Test is the golden ticket. The wiggle room that students had in undergraduate programs is filled up by pressure. " The LSAT is a single test that, at many schools, counts as much as four years of grades. " says Hall. Dean Gershon says. " The law school has a great faculty, a world-class facility and innovative programs. It is the school I wish I had attended. " STORY STEFF THOMAS PHOTOS TYLER JACKSON SCHOOL OF LA ' ¥: M ROBERT C. KHAYAT LAW CENTER SCHOOt Of LAW. ESI 1854 IHE UNIVERSIlr OF MISSISSIPPI M v M m}J] 491 ACADEMICS HOW TO SURVIVE: LAW SCHOOL Reflect back to your high school years and rccjll those students that sal next to you in the one AP class you courageously decided to l;ike - those students that your parents religiously implied you needed to he more similar to. Now imagine those same 4.0 students struggling to keep their heads above water - it ' s hard to imagine, isn ' t it? Well, that ' s what three years of law school docs to even the smartest of students. It forces people to not swim freely like they may have done in previous college courses, but rather survive being dunked under water by a 300-pound sumo wrestler. Sure, one might end up stronger and in the case of law school more intelligent but they will come above water exhausted and short of breath. Purchasing a voodoo doll is number one on a current law student ' s shopping list, right next to coffee. Not only is stunted growth a risk for law students, but also surviving the pressure that follows them day-to-day. In order to alleviate stress, law students should take note of the five basic steps on how to survive law school: 1 .) " Let ' s go to the square tonight! " is the usual saying from an Ole Miss student on the weekend. " I want to go out but I have so much to do for class. Y ' all have fun! " is a typical response from a law student. You will always feel the need to study the material that no matter how many times you read still makes zero sense, leaving the library will benefit your overall happiness. " Even though when i go out i still think about all that I have to do, " Stephanie Brooks, second-year law student, says, " I recommend going out and having a night on the town in order tn remain sane. " Go out, have a memorable weekend and designate Sunday Fun-day to be Sunday Study-day. 2.) Adding to the fact that law students need to relax. Noah Saniord, a native of Sanford, Miss, and a first year. says. " Have a little time during each work-week to remove yourself from anything law related or you ' ll be overly stressed. " Sanford explains that the source of immense stress is the competitive nature of law school along with details concerning the grading curve. " As confusing as the curve seemed to me. I felt stressed out just listening to [the teacher ' s] description of the pressure, " Sanford says, " I will be taking some time every week to relax my mind about the Law School grading processes. " 3.) On a more serious note. Cory Ferraez, from Columbus. Miss, and a second-year student, describes the importance of building connections within the field, tlcscribing how one needs to be marketable to his or her future employers. After law school, graduates will seek their careers and only some will earn their dreamed-about position. " Students need to focus on the intangibles rather than the tangibles, " Farraez says, " Who you meet and the relationships that you form are more important that getting another A+. " In all. the students that spend a majority of their day under the roof of the law school need to put more focus on who they meet, because those people may someday lead to career prospects. 4.) To relieve stress through exercise, all individuals have personal workout plans that best suit their lifestyles, whether they participate in running on a treadmill or doing a core circuit. " The best outlet to relieve the stress of the competitiveness is to punch a punching bag, " Brooks says. 5.) Finally, Cory Ferraez emphasizes the importance of " finding ways to have fun with the material, " in that without a little excitement the law may become overbearing and exhausting. Whether you feel the desire to dance around to Taylor Swift while reading over the lecture notes or even rewarding yourself with snacks between every bit of material that you understand, nobody will judge you! As the how-to portion of Law School survival comes to a close, I hope that you realize that although studying is extremely important, so is eating, going to the bathroom, and cleaning your room. Don ' t forget to prioritize your life, take a little time each day and remove yourself from the law (but always buckle up while in a car), and finally, when that 300- pound sumo wrestler goes to push you down, remember to " just keep swimming. " STORY TORI OLKER 50 THE UFE OF A FIRST YEAR AVORITE ITEM; YOUR HANDY DANDY -.OFFEE MUG AND BRAND NEW COOL .CO-FRIENDLY GRADUATE STUDENT OTE FILLED WITH HEAVY BOOKS LEAST FAVORITE ITEM: THAT COMPUTER YOUR PARENTS GAVE YOU IN 2008 THAT IS COMPLETELY OUTDATED. BUT WHO CARES, YOU ' LL BUY ANOTHER ONE WHEN YOU ' RE MAKING SIX FIGURES AFTER YOU GET OUT (IF YOU EVER GET OUT) | MOST NECESSARY ITEM: A PUNCHING BAG. AND THE ENERGY DRINKS YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON. (.SOMEIIMtb rUU WUNUtK WHY YOU EVER STOPPED WANTING TO BE A_PROFESSIONAL GHOST HUNTER. T ' S A REACHABLE GOAL RIGHT? IE ON, BILL MURRAY DID IT!) SOCIAL LIFE: 09 V GRADES: 090 I SLEEP: SOCIAL LIFE: GRADES: SOCIAL LIFE: DO STUDY GROUPS COUNT? GRADES: EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO CRY SLEEP: BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ESBai DEAN DR DAVID ALLEN PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 52 I ' iLsearch. clinical practice, teaching and service - those are the I LN primary areas of any school or college of pharmacy, and to be iijiionally recognized in all of these areas is incredible, " said Dr. SfLphen Cutler, chair and professor of medicinal chemistry I lie University of Mississippi ' s School of Pharmacy has come J Idiio way since it was founded in i 908. While historically the M hool has been exceptionally strong, it has been recognized ilnouwhout this past year in the form of several national awards. ( )Il Miss " School of Pharmacy has been acknowledged for the C ivstal APPLE, or Academic-Practice Partnerships for Learning Excellence Award; the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Service Award; the IDeA program, or Institutional Development Award; and two recently retired professors received the Chalmers Award. " It ' s more than just an application - the American Association of the College of Pharmacy awards it. They send a team out into the community to see the impact that they are having, " said Dr. David Allen, dean of the pharmacy school, concerning the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Service Award. The IDeA program - awarded to the University by the National Institute of Health to help broaden the institution ' s biomedical and behavioral research - is also significant. Cutler serves as the principal investigator, and most of the investigators and jiarticipants are from the School of Pharmacy. " This award will allow our university to continue enhancing our expertise in biomedical research and further develop our infrastructure. " Cutler said. Undergraduates, graduate students, professionals and even local high school students have ample opportunities to participate in dilferent aspects of the program. The grant is from the NIH, and is designed to provide funds to institutions that arc in the 23 lowest represented states in the United States, as well as Puerto Rico. It stimulates biomedical research, and is designed to build the institution ' s infrastructure, which includes faculty, staff, students antl instrumentation in the labs. It is very excitinjj for mc lo {{ivc bach ihc experiences ISc had hile row in up in a hibalor en iornmenl. QUOTE STEPHEN CUTLER The IDeA program is composed of three phases, each lasting five years. The current award of Sio million is for the Phase Two Years of the three-phase program. Overall, if the university is successful in securing all three phases, the program will generate $25 to $30 million dollars for the school. The three-phase program is designed to develop faculty and build research cores. One research core will include translational scientists or practitioners on the Jackson campus. " We hope to take some of the ideas that we developed in phase one and move it to the clinical setting. " Cutler said. Phase two involves early entry scientists, or someone who just started their research career, and also mid and senior scientists, who " graduated " from phase one. The metrics of graduating include scientists and research cores becoming self-sustaining to the point where they could go out on their own to compete lor diiferent grants. A young scientist who is not experienced in writing grants or receiving grant awards is given the opportunitv and tooU to learn iliis. and once he has. is able to " graduate. " One ol the research ideas Irom phase one that is currently being developed is the ability to potentially manage drug abuse. Compounds have been designed to block the effects ol certain ilrugs. such as cocaine and methamphetamine. Culler ' s interest in this field came from his lather, who was a natural products chemist. The first time that he stepjicd into a lab was when he was only five years old, " It is very exciting for me to give back the experiences I ' ve had while growing up in a laboratory environment. " said Cutler. The way that the School of Pharmacy works is unique. They follow a " three plus four " program, which includes three years of prepharmacy and four years of the professional program to obtain a Pharm.D. This year, the number of students entering the professional program was the highest that it has ever been. " I think that (the class) is an indication of the growing need for more healthcare workers in our state. " said Eslian Safay, senior pharmacy major. " We are always ranked at the bottom of every list when it comes to health-related issues. The fact that our university has made a commitment to improve this dilemma and to be part of a class that shows signs of this commitment is a great feeling. " STORY MARIDANE HEWES 531 THE COL AN LUCKY 54 rhe Residential College and the Luckyday Residential College are living-learning communities, first of their kind. lh,M house over 500 students at the University. The RC was completed in 2009 while the LRC was completed in 2010. To reside in the LRC. you have to he a Luckday Scholar or associate, meaning you have to have and maintain a GPA requirement ol 2.5. Both colleges are state-of-the-art facilities made up of suites thai range troni two- Our residential college hereal Olc Miss is a place of cross sections of (he uni ersil population. QUOTE DANIEL O ' SULLIVAN people rooms to a quad that holds four people. The RC was the first ever to be built in Mississippi and in the SEC. Luckday is first of its kind in Mississippi and the nation. The Ole Miss I lousing Committee honored the resident assistants at the LRC as RA Residence Hall Staff of the Year in 201 1. At the residential colleges, there is a senior fellow that lives alongside the students. The senior fellow at the RC for the last four vears has been Daniel O ' Sullivan. who lives in the RC in a " house like " space with his wife and children. While this is O ' SuUivan ' s last year at the RC. he has enjoyed watching it grow and become the marvelous community it is today. The senior fellow for the past three years at the LRC has lieen Lthel YoungMinor. Young-Minor lives there with her two young daughters. " Our residential college here at Olc Miss is a placeof cross sections of the university population. " says O ' Sullivan. " It is a home to students of many different ages, classifications, ethnic backgrounds and student athletes. " With over 800 applicants this past year, the RC can enroll less than 300 students yearly. Tile Luckyday selection is based on students who may have but not limited to an average GR ' V of 5.6 and an .VCT of 26, leadershiji and service. Kristen LlHs, junior marketing communications major, who currently lives in Luckday. says, " Luckyday has provided for a wonderful experience during my student career at Ole Miss. In addition to educational success and life lessons 1 have acquired along the way through the program, I have also benefitted Irom the family atmosphere that the LRC has provided me during the time I lived there. " She added that Luckyday has given her a strong support system that promoted her academics. Students at the residential college have access to events and amenities such as a library, a kitchenette on each floor, a teaching kitchen, computer labs, a fitness room, and a downstairs cafeteria, One favorite of the students who live in the residential colleges is the annual crawfish boil in the spring, which invites all students from the university to come and dig into some fresh crawfish. Rachel Voss. RC freshman liberal arts major, gushes, " My favorite part of the RC is definitely the activities they offer to the residents, li keeps me involved! " The RC culture tends to be highly individualistic. Students are very close here and they get more opportunities to come out and he themselves. Also at Luckday, the students still like to have fun but they are more academically locused. Young-Minor, the senior fellow of LRC says. " We in Luckday have to be like a trampoline that catches you after your fall. We have that impact on students, where dorms anti other facilities do not. " She added that Luckyday ' s outstanding achievement was having only two students finish last year under 2.0 GPA. To live in the residential colleges, the selection committee looks for a very holistic person; one they think will be a good fit to the community. The residential colleges have so much to offer and much for students to benefit from. O ' Sullivan thinks. " Having an upper classmen plug-in, the convenience ol faculty at your fingertips and support of a community are the major benefits of living here in the residential colleges. " STORY BRADLEY BOLEWARE 551 Students like Croft because of the fle ibilil of the interdisciplinary curriculum. 9 QUOTE DR KEES GIPSEN Ever wanted to see the world beyond tlic hometown, the university, the country? The Stutly Abroad Oltice is there for the students with an itch to see a country: France. Ireland, Spain, wh;itevcr will get them out of America. Anyone with a good standing with the university, the dean ' s signature and a passport can study abroad, but for the more curious about the world outside of America there is the Croft histitute. Located between the Lyceum circle and the Grove, Croft is more than a building with a sprawling porch with cushioned cabana furniture: it is a medium- sized, highly driven international studies program that pushes its students to excel, The size of the international studies major is small compared to other schools on campus, but the academic environment is rigorous. Every student is required to take on at least one language and its associated culture. In order to complete the major the students are required to complete and defend a senior thesis. All students are required to study at least one semester abroad. Quite a few go abroad for a whole year and still graduate in four years. " The study-abroad component is one of the most popular aspects of our curriculum. " said Dr. Keei Gisjjen. Executi ' e Director of the Institute and Professor oi History. " Students like Croft because of the llexibility of the interdisciplinary curriculum and our emphasis on foreign-language learning. Students select a language of their choice, work on it for four years, study abroad during the junior year in a country that speaks their language, and come back transformed. " " Currendy, we have more students studying than at any time in the past, " said Dr. William Schenck. Croft ' s associate director. The number of graduating students from Croft is at an all-time high of 30. " The junior class is the biggest class. " Dr. Schenck said, " TTie next year ' s graduating class could lie more than 40. " The number may be small compared to other schools but the size of the student body within Croft allows for more thoughtful discussions with the professors and classmates. The Institute facilitates these relarions by offering Croft Dollars or " Crollars " for participation on intemarional panel discussions. The students use these to buy Croft -labeled sweatshirts and accessories. However, the Crollars are worth a lot less than the knowledge the intemarional majors leam get from the panels the Croft professors put together. The panels covered an array of topics ranging from as personal as national identity to across the seas such as the societal relations between countries. This past year the two Croft professors, Drs. Kate Centellas and Vivian Ibrahim, have put together a speaker series focusing on nationality identity-related issues. In the fall semester, a panel of LIniversity of Mississippi professors from the departments of Sociology. Anthropology. English and Southern Studies discussed the " Global South. " at Croft, They looked at how the LI.S. South interacts with the world, and how parts of other countries faced some of the same challenges as the South. They concluded discussing with how the regions could leam from each other. Later in the fall semester. Dr. Charles King of Georgetown University came to speak at Croft about " Nationalism. Separatism, and Democracy. " an analysis of the way in which nationalism is reshaping itself in the current era. The students can be involved in the institute in more ways than earning Crollars. There is the Croft Student Senate, an organization that works to improve academic and social aspects within the Institute. It is made of three representatives from each classification of students within Croft. The Senate has worked with the faculty and staff on revising academic requirements for the Croft students. Tliey also worked to bring together the upperclassmen with the lowerclassmen together to share experiences via ice cream socials and such. Ov ' erseeing the Croft Senate as president this year is Kathryn Trabue. a senior double major and a direct liaison between Croft students and faculty. She meets with the facult) ' after each Senate meeting to try and collaborate their and the students ' ideas. As a true-blooded Croft student she has two majors: international studies with Russian minor and Spanish major with an Economics minor. " My concentrations for Croft, " Trabue clarified, " are Latin America, global business, and economics, " When she was a sophomore in high school she met a member of the Foreign Ser ' ice in her world studies class. " I knew that I wanted to do something internationally focused, " Trabue said, " I thought his life sounded so amazing, being able to live in and interact with so many different cultures. " She decided that the program was vorth looking into then. " 1 applied, was accepted, and now live, eat and breathe Croft. " Croft is a small privately funded Institute with an intense workload for selectively accepted students, but the community spirit within the building is strong as the faculty and students come together to discuss global affairs between LInited States and Europe. Latin America, East Asia or the Middle East. The students will walk away with a wealth of knowledge of about the world beyond the native homeland. STORY CALLIE DANIELS PHOTOS NATALIE MOORE PHOTO OF THE DEAN CONTRIBUTED BY THE CROFT INSTITUTE 56 571 ACCOLADES, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AWARDS AND OTHER THINGS THAT STARl NO. 8 19.600 FORBES MAGAZINE In 20 1 2. Ole Miss moved up two spois to No. T 8 in Forbes ' rankings of ilie nation ' s Best Value Colleges, part ol ' the annual . ' Vineriea ' s Top Colleges section. It is the only SEC school to make it to the top 20. STUDENTS US NEWS V CRLD REPORT LI.S. News World Report ranks the Prol ' essioiial MB. program at the LIM School of Busiiiess Admitiistration as number 1 3 in ihc nation. Last fall, Ole Miss welcomed more than t y.6oo students to the various campuses icluiling more than 3,000 freshmen: a record or the university. In just two years Ole Miss has experienced a 55 percent increase in applications to the university. 163MIL ACCOUNTANCY The Patterson School of Accountancy is ranked No. i o in the nation (atop all other SEC programs) for undergraduate education by the Public Accounting Report, FUNDING In 2012 the university faculty, staff, and students garnered over S 163 million in e.vternal funding to support more than 500 different research projects. 1 ■Jll. mm SAFETY : SCHOLARSHIP The university helps dcsen ' ing students with financial needs attend illcgc through the Ole Miss Opjiortunity program. In its first year, the program t provided S459.000 in scholarships to 101 Mississippi IVeshmen. This all, nearlv 190 new students will share more than $ I million in scholarships. In 20 1 2, the 01c Miss campus was ranked No. 1 safest school in the SEC and in the top i o nationallv hy CollcoeSafe.com THE YEAR THAT... ...the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the Uni ' crsity of Mississippi was honored hy the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies with its 20 1 2 International . ward. PHARMACY The School of Pharmacy ranks 20th in the nation among schools of pharmacy for fumling from the prestigious National Institutes of 1 lealth and second among pharmacy schools for total federal funding. SCHOLARS Olc Miss ranks for its protluction oi ' I Iioclcs Scholars (24) ami has also protluccd five rrunian aiul sevL-n CJoltlwalcr scholars since 1998. YEARS Siiice its founding in 1 848 Ole Miss has constantly ranked as one of the top puhlic universities not only in the South hut in all of America. It currently has more than 1 50.000 living Ole Miss alumni and friends in every state in the iiation and 88 foreign countries. I he university awards more than 3.300 degrees annually; more than 1 50.000 degrees have been awanled during its 164 year history. 59 1 PHOTO ' HOt- ' AS GP ■.■ ' ». " ' nip Mi- s pniof Mary Grace Tolei sits on Blake Pruelfs shoulders at the filming of the music video for ' Feed Moncnef Pruett, along with Patrick HaarJsma. make up thp rap ffuo ' King Kobraz ' p66 Rebel Royalty; Homecoming Queen Courtney Pearson p82 We Built this (Grove) City: Tent Set Up p92 Urinetown: ttie Number One Play About Going Number One p96 Hottest Guys on Campus: Volunteer Firefighters pl08 In Case You Missetj all those Election2012 Tweets pl24 The Ginger and that KirJ that Looks like James pl40 Language Barrier: Studying Abroad 611 CAMPUS LIF[ DIERKS BENTLEYS STORY PHOTO ' - Plaid shirts, cowboy boots, and large bell buckles blended together in the Grove with dogs of all sizes rolling about in the grass. People closest to the Grove stage laid out blankets and chairs, some brought along a cooler. Those blankets would soon be trampled around 7:30 when Dierks Bentley ' s concert started. A few tents, a Grove tradition as well as the red and blue garbage cans scattered around the stage, were located nearby; one sold t-shirts with Ole Miss and Bentley ' s face and name emblazoned on thcin. The crowd grew larger and larger: faces young and old. some obscured by cowboy hats and others with coakies laced around their necks. A lone voice bellowed. " ARE YOU READY?! " People thundered. ' HELL YES... DAMN RIGHT... " and reveled in Hotty Toddy cheer all night long. It was the first week of school and right smack in the middle of the week on a Wednesday night. Bentley stepped on stage in the Grove to a red and blue crowd. Glow sticks, twirled in the air and around bodies, bounced in the night as Bentley crooned. " Ole Miss is the best ever with concerts and the students. " Julia Berger, junior nutrition major, yelled. " Ole Miss concerts are absolutely the best! " She was then swept into the arms of her friends while cheering yet another Bentley song. The tree concert was planned by the Student Programming Board who worked hand in hand with Southeastern Attractions to draw Bentley to the Ole Miss campus. The SPB has done this the past two years with Gavin DeGraw and the Goo Goo Dolls who both performed free concerts in the Grove. The Student Programming Board made a change with Dierks Bentley by planning for him to come during the first week of school instead of in the spring as the previous artists did. I love Dierks Ben(le and Ole Miss! I loU Toddy! QUOTE ■: JSONHAHN The concert was part of the Student Programming Board ' s Welcome Week geared towards the freshmen and transfers to welcome them to the Ole Miss campus. " I love Dierks Bentley. " clapped Allison Hahn, freshman journalism major, " and Ole Miss! " She then sang along to the lines before screaming " Hotty Toddy! " at the end of the song. Her face gleamed alongside with her many freshmen friends as they reveled in their first Wednesday night on campus at the University of Mississippi. 62 CAMPUS The Ole Miss cheerleading squad performs before Square Jam, which introduced both the men ' s and women ' s baskefbal t team following the homecoming parade The teams took part in a free throw contest, and slam dunk contest PHOTO ALEX f OWAOnt; At " n d (Left): The Pride of the bouth Marching Band performs on The Square foltowmg the homecoming parade Jhe band marched the parade route from campus to fhe Square to perform before Square Jam. (Top right): Colonel Reb. Austin Harnson and Miss Ole Miss, Margaret Ann Morgan wave during the homecoming parade. The parade resumed this year after a one year break. fBottom nqht) Homecoming Queen Courtney Pearson greets friends before the start of the parade. Pearson is Ole Miss first African American homecoming queen Homecoming festivities kicked off with a parade that started at the University Circle and ended at The Square. Many student organizations made floats, while the homecoming court was also featured in the " A Place We All Call Home " - themed parade. Junior Claudia Mayfield participated in the creation of the Pi Phi. SAE. Sigma Chi and Zeta Phi Beta float. " I was really proud of how the float turned out; I thought that our double decker bus idea was perfect for the occasion. " says Mayfield. Following the parade was Square Jam. a promotional bas- ketball event. A make-shift basketball court with full-height hoops were set up between NeiUon ' sand the Courthouse. along with cheerleaders, an announcer and upbeat music. Both the men ' s and women ' s players participated in a variety of skills competitions to get the fans pum[ied for the upcom- ing season. On the Saturday of the Ole Miss vs. Auburn game, the Homecoming Court presented itself at halftime. All of the maids were happy to be on-field with their Homecoming Queen: Courtney Pearson. " I was so overwhelmed to be honored to represent a school I love and take so much pride in. " gushed Amber Murphy, freshman journalism major. " My older cousin was the fresh- man maid last year and I was blessed to have this o[)poriunity to follmv in her lootste 1 he Rebels ' win on Saturday brought the [lerfect end to a wonderful Homecoming weekend, The 4 1 -20 defeat of Aui urn was the first Southeastern Conference win of tiie season, and an exciting one at that. Quickly-scored points in the first quarter along with close calls and even a catch fol- lowed by a summersault for a touchdown by junior running back Jeff Scott made for a fast-paced, high energy game. Sophomore Austin Wheeler describes his reaction to the football game: " I was ecstatic! Everyone in the siutlent section was hugging each other and wanting to rush the- field. " STORY 651 CAMPUS THEfAIREST intheLAND Duiiiv the li.iHiinie ceremony ol ihe ( Ic Miss- Auliumgameon October 13 ' ' " . 2012, the University ot Mississiiipi fans watched history unfold before their evfs js Courtney Pearson was crowned the first AlrJL.in American Homecoming Queen. In put this leal into perspective. 50 years ago James Meredith became the first African American student to walk the campus of the University of Mississi[ipi. and his admission was followed by riots and chaos. Ole Miss has come a long way since 1 962, and Pearson is an example of the progress that has been made. However, she explains, " I didn ' t run in order 10 be the first black Homecoming Queen, I just ran as a person. it was ten times more meaningful that 1 was voted on for myself. It wasn ' t until after I won that people began to realize I was the first African American Homecoming Queen in Ole Miss history. " At the start of the fall semester, Pearson had hesitation towards running for Homecoming Queen. She felt that that her shyness would hurt her campaign. Pearson gives credit to Adam lilackwell, her campaign manager. " He would tell me how awesome 1 was and that I could do anything, " says Pearson. " Overall, I had a ton of support from a great group of friends that pushed me towards running for Queen. " Courtney expresses her gratitude towards Adam Blackwell for his unconditional support. Ryan Jones for constructing her mini-billboard in The Grove, and Tyler Jackson for designing the stickers, flyers, and all other Homecoming-related elements. The dedication Irom Pearson ' s campaign crew allowed for not only a smiling Homecoming Queen, but also a queen who has changed the history of the University of Mississippi. " We ' ve never had one [African-American homecoming queen] and it ' s so amazing that I was fortunate enough to be the very first one. It shows that the student body is progressing and the face of Ole Miss is changing. ' Pearson said. Undoubtedly. Pearson has checked off a significant feat tor the University of Mississippi, and her success marks a change in the historv, and the future, of the school. Not only has her success become historical, but it will, without a doubt, impact other individuals in terms of reaching their goals. Pearson put it this way: " It shatters glass ceilings, opens doors, and says anyone can do anything they put their mind to. It doesn ' t matter il you ' re not i 20 pounds, if you ' re not Greek, or if you don ' t drive a new Mercedes- you can do it. " Fifty years ago, James Meredith ' s attendance at the University of Mississippi became more than just a young man seeking an education, it became a challenging adventure that changed the face of the university. Five decades later, Ole Miss can proudly proclaim Pearson, a 2 i -year-old senior, as the University of Mississippi ' s first African American Homecoming Queen. Her name will forevermore represent yet another turning point for Ole Miss, just as James Meredith helped transform the university years ago. In all. the University of Mississippi has conquered enormous obstacles since it was founded in I 844, all of which have lead us to Pearson, the smiling face that has changed history. PHOTOS ALEX EDWARDS STORY TORI OLKER 66 " It shaticrs glass ceilings, opens doors, and says anyone can do anything they put their mind to. It doesn ' t matter if you ' re not 120 pounds, if you ' re not Greek, or if you don ' t drive a new Mercedes you can do it. ' QUOTE COURTNEY PEARSOM (Left) Couftney Pearson, a senior education major, waves to the crowd present on Ttie Square in ttiis years tiomecoming parade Pearson was elected by ttie student body to represent ttie university as homecoming queen (Top ngtit): Pearsons family and friends otganized 3 grove tent to celebrate for the homecoming game against Auburn Family arrived as early as 7 am to begin ptepanng food and drinks, (Bottom right) Pearson poses for the cover of The Grove Edition of the Daily Mississippian Peatson was Ole Miss first African American homecoming queen 6 7| - ' CAMPUS LIF! + WITH 1 AMAZING UNIVERSITY 1 AWESOME TOWN ttt 3000 STUDENTS 68 DAY. THANKS. EVENT. 69| CAMPUS I IPF It ' s the weekend in Oxford and over 3.000 Ole Miss students have accumulated across town and they ' re having fun. No, it ' s not a game day in the Grove or even a Friday night on the Square - it ' s the university ' s Big Event. The premise of the Big Event is simple. Olc Miss students work together in small groups for a day ol service projects across thecity of Oxford and Lafayette County. The projects include assisting the elderly, yard work and painting. Student volunteers completed nearly 300 projects in Oxford and Lafayette County for the Big Event. Tliat is the greatest number of projects the program as com- pleted to date. TTie Big Event takes quite a bit of organization and planning to get underway. UM ' s Big Event is based on the program of the same name at Texas A M University. Douglas Odom was co-chair for recruitment and volun- teers for the Big Event, Speakingof organizing the event. Odom said, " It was definitely a bit of a challenge to implement the Big Event here in Oxford when you consider just how big Texas A M and College Station are in comparison to Ole Miss and Oxford. " he continued. " We have set what we believe are realistic goals in these first few years, always looking to grow and refine the Big Event. " While 20 1 2 ' s Big Event was only the second service event of its kind to be held, the university ' s record of large-scale student-lead community service projects is extensive. Beginning in 2003, the university held UMSFusion. a student-lead service event that allowed students to volunteer in Oxford and Lafayette County. Sarah Robinson coordinated recruitment, finance, fundraising and public relations for the Big Event. She says it was easy to get Ole Miss students on board for a larger service event, but getting the community on board was a different task. Giving back for just one day has truly show n the comnuinily how grateful we are to li c in such a wonderful tow n. QUOTE KfJISIIN VOLKtW " It has been more difficult to get the community on board. Luckily, the university administration, mayor of Oxford and Lafayette County Board of Super ' isors haveollcred much insight and support. " Robinson said. Although there were some early hiccups, the Big Event was quite a success for those involved. Big Event volun- teers even helped set up a wedding in Taylor. Robinson calls volunteering for the Big Event a special experience and one of her favorite college memories. " It was awesome to not only serve the community, but to also see the affect of service on the community mem- bers and students, " she said. Kristin Volker was co-director of marketing and public relations tor the Big Event. She recalls a moment when she and other Big Event organizers went door-to-door and they encountered an elderly Oxford woman. " She looked at us with tears in her eyes and said all she wants is a few students to come out and spend time talking with her, " Volker said. The woman told Volker and her group that her husband had recently passed and she was lonely. Before Volker ' s group left, the woman kept thanking them for making her day. The woman told them to never forget that the smallest gesture can change a life. Robinson says that the Big Event has brought commu- nity members and Ole Miss students together. Volker added, saying. " Members of the community are beginning to see the students in a different light. " She continued. " Giving back for just one day has truly shown the community how grateful we are to live in such a wonderful town. " Odom believes the Big Event has been rewarding for students. " Our students have the chance to realize that so many people this close to home need help. " PHOTOS PHILLIP V ALLER STORY JON HAYWOOD Ip Opposite. Top Left) StutJents wo(k to collect trash on Higtiway b outsiQe of Oxford, Miss tor the UM biy tvenl uh Harcti 31. 2012 (Top Rigfit) Student volunteers fill Tad Smith Coliseum on the morning of March 31. 2012, Close to 1000 students signed up to help in communities around Oxford (Bottom Left) A student organizes a book collection at Oxford Elementary school. (Bottom Right) Big Event Director Cortez Moss spresds mukh in front of Royal Oaks sut)division in Oxford. Miss on March 31. 2012 CAMPUS HOUSTON loth annual Oxford Film Festival took place ? long weekend of Februa: ' ) ' 21 tlirough 24. IthekickoFf event ai the ITiacker Mountain Ra3i(). the festival showcased at least a hundred Films. There were seven categories: animated short, documentar) ' feature and documentary short, narrative feature, narrative short and experimental short and finally Mississippi-based film that could be a feature or nanative. Each film was judged in its respective categories by the judges; Alan Arrivee. assistant professor and the head of the cinema minor at Ole Miss, was one of ihe judges. He spent the weekend scoring the films. One film came up. and Arrivee said, " I have to excuse myself from this. 1 can ' t judge this one; it ' s made by my students. " The film was TUBE. It was a movie about a depressed elderly lady who spent so many hours in front of her television that she forgets her life outside of the screen. It won the Mississippi Film for Best Narrative. The movie was made by collaborations between seniors Jordan Berger. Houston Settle. Britt Allen and Daniel Russell. The actress. Rebecca Jernigan, local actress and storyteller who starred in TLIBE. won the Special Jury Award for Acting- Berger, senior theatre major and cinema minor, was the screenwriter and overall director of the film with Settle, senior theatre major and cinema minor, as the co-director and collaborative screenwriter. They were the youngest filmmakers to win the award in the Oxford Film Festival. TTie screenwriting for TUBE was inspired by Berger ' s grandmother who suffered from depression. " Tliis was about seven years ago. " Berger said, " My grandfather passed away, and my grandmother became lonely. She spent a lot of time 72 on the couch downstairs in Iront ol hei television She ' s much better now. " " It was actually 1 louston. " Berger motioned to his best friend of eight years, " who came up with the idea of e, aggerating the conditions. The film was an exaggerated version of what my grandmother went through— we wanted to create this film of a lonely woman sitting in front of the television. " " We ' ve been told that our film reminded them ot Requiem for a Dream, " said Settle, llie movie Requiem for a Dream featured an old widow who spent time watching infomercials and became addicted to the medicine she bought off the commercials so she could have a chance to appeu 1 on television. Collaboration was an important thing that contributed to the film, " It was good that we ' ve been friends for eight years, " said Settle, " we knew each other well, and it was easier to work with each other. " They praised the cinematographer. Britt Allen, and the composer, Daniel Russell. " Allen had these really cool shots. ' Berger began. Settle said. " And Russell came up with this whistling eflect, " as he twirled his arm as if spinning something. " It went whooooooooooo. ver) ' creepy. " Daniel Russell, senior southern studies major and cinema minor, was the composer for TUBE. He worked with Jordan and Houston and created suspenseful yet original music. I he duo who shares a house with a couple other roommates used their home as the set. " It was a convenient setting, " Settle said. " We made it very claustrophobic, filled it up with cigarettes and smoke since the character was a chain-smoker. " , c asCn JORDAN BERGER TJ J A Allen is senior Lnglisli major and cinema minor and a native of Tlower Mound. lexas. a suburl) ol Dallas. He spent the summer working with Bcrj er and Settle in planning out quality shots in their home. file day right U ' lore they began filmingTUBE, , Mien had been working the camera every day for three weeks on a feature-length film directed by |im Shollenbcrgcr. " I had never been in constant production for that long before. " Allen said, " but it was fun to leap-frog productions and settle hack into my comfort zone of working with close friends. " 1 ic was also relieved to be filming indoors .iway from the summer heat. " The guys did such a great job with the set decoration. " Uritt Allen, the cincmatographer. said. " You could really feel the claustrophobia just being on set. which tnade for a st rangely intense atmosphere at times. " I lowever. as be familiarized himself with the trashed, smoke-filled setting of die protagonist ' s living area Allen found a new meaning for a smoke break: " Cigarettes were constantly burning, smoke was billowing everywhere... occasionally we ' d just turn to each other and say ' we gotta oet out of here dude " just to gel some air. " 1 he term " smoke break " took on a new meaning for him that summer. , ' llen worked with an " amazing " dolly that liergcr ' s father made for them. Tlie dolly held the camera was attachable to a tripoil which be placed on top of a platform which was pushed across the room on a PVC pipe rail to create smoother shots. " It required two or three people to operate. " Allen cvplained. " two people pushing it along the track and one operating the camera. It definitely required a lot of coordination and communication between us in order to determine how fast we wanted the tlolly to move down the track lor each shot. " The film came out asilarkand smoky .is the actress stared blankly at a glowing screen, surrouiuled by the items she got from countless infoinercials. " Great shots. " Berger said again of Allen. Berger and Setde worked hard on TUBI ' l with consistent advice from Mr. Arrivee who was their professor and is their mentor. " It was Arrivee who got us into the film competition, " Settle said. " We skypcd through the lilni iii.iking. " said Arrivee. who was in Texas with family at the time. " I ' ve talked with them about this film ever since they approached me with their script. We ' ve had a lot of collaboration— one instance, the boys asked if my wife could act in the film at the last second. " Arrivee chuckled at that moment. Arrivee was not the only one who assisted the students in the filmmaking. " Wc neetlcd an older actress to play the character. " said Berger, " We couldn ' t just ask gids around here to put on old lady makeup, that wouldn ' t work obviously. " Joe Turner Cantu. the artistic director of Shakespeare l-estival at Ford Center, called RclK ' cca Jcrnigan. a local actress and storyteller. Jernigan then played the protagonist in I UBfi over the summer. Arrivee was proud of his students for creating an award-winning film. " I didn ' t vote on the lilm. " Arrivee said, " I couldn ' t, but they made a lilm that was that good to win. " " I want to keep making filmsaftcr I graduate. ' Berger said. Settle nodded in agreement as Berger said, " this is something I definitely want to keep ' ' " ' " S ' STORY CALLIE DANIELS PHOTO PHILLIP WALLER 731 CAMPUS LIFE OLE MISS GAMERS Wif fry Jo ca(cr (» all ( pes of gaming. Us icalh about (he membership and hal Ihey ManI lo play. " QUOTE OOKIE " WILLIAMS STORY BKADI EY BOLEwAwr PHOTOS AUSTIN MCAFtE l given Wednesday, from 7 p.m. to midnight, e Miss Gamers Association takes over a corner ol the Student Union lobby to siay their dragons, collect their gold coins and earn bragging rights until the next week. When it started in 2006, the Ole Miss Gamers Association - OMGA to its members - had 1 2 members. Today, it has over 90 members, with over half paying the annual $20 in dues. While paying members can hold office, vote for officers and get discounts on tournament entry fees and t-shirts, Mallory Hargett, junior journalism major and OMGA president, said that there are plenty of people who choose not to pay dues. " There ' s no obligation. " Hargett said. " They just show up, we play games, we have a great time and then they leave. " Hargett is a relaxed president but tries to watch out for her members and their academic standing. " The one thing that 1 tell our members at the start of generally every semester is. ' Your grades come first. ' " ' Hargett tends to shy away from playing some of the games at meetings, but not because she is a girl. " I have a flaw in that I hate to lose. When 1 lose I get very angry. " Hargett laughed. " I ' m working through that, " OMGA was originally founded around table-top role playing games, RPGs for short, but has expanded since then to offer the members chances to play card, board and video games. Senior art major and OMGA parliamentarian. Chris " Cookie " Williams has been a member since the club ' s beginning. " We try to cater to all types of gaming, " Williams said. " It ' s really about the membership and what they want to play. " Williams said he ' s into almost everything on the planet that has something to do with gaming. But the lirst game he played. Sonic and Knuckles Collection, will always be his lavorite. " ! know that game back and forth like the back of my hand. ' laughed Williams. Even though Sonic and Knuckles was his first game, Williams wasn ' t hooked on gaming until he pljy " d Pokemon Blue. Unlike Williams, Joshua Snow, event coordinator and junior linguistics major, got his start in gaming with tabletop RPGs and now runs two games every Sunday, where he lets his passion for linguistics flou , " RPGs are kind of my thing and part of that is because of the linguistics aspect of RPGs. the characters knowing different languages so they have to deal with real world linguistics problems, " Snow said. " I just enjoy the creation process. " OMGA hosts a weekend video game tournament every spring in the Student Union lobby called Gameday. April 26, 20 1 2 made the sixth year of the tradition. In the years since Snow joined OMGA. he ' s noticed there ' s always one game that must be present in the tournament. " We attempted to eliminate it once, there was outrage everywhere. " Snow said. " There has to be a Super Smash Brothers tournament. " While Hargett, Williams and Snow differ on what kind of games they enjoy playing, they all agree on one thing - games bring people together. (Above) Gamer Kevin Oehler explains a card game to new players (Opposite) Ole Miss Gamers Association gathers in the Student Union on Wednesday nights to play board games and card games together 75 I CAMPUS ROTC 9 11 MEMORIAL RUN STORY TORI OLKER PHOTOS ALEX EDWARDS Ole Miss ROTC gathers outside of the Lyceum after the annual 9 11 memorial run. 76 m BTi »- " . • 4 1 .■ ' XJiP ' : I - . ' i_ ' . ' ..V H n H -■■■■ V 1 DAVID H. NUTT AUDITORIUM ' " ■■ w ' I ta ■ ] b .• i PI 1 r ■L 1 1 fei ifH H s«- ii iir -i -i » fc»--.. . . I beneath the columns of the Lyceum on September I all three ROTC programs, encompassing the lour Dranches ol the military, congregated into a formation that consisted of the Air Force in the front, followed by the Na y and Marine Corps, and lastly, the Army. As a gentle wind flowed past the Grove and through the Circle, the four flags of the military, as well as the American Flag, rippled with the breeze, signifying the start of the 9 1 i Memorial Run. After departing at 6 a.m., the unified group made their way to the Court House on the Square, and then returned to a motivational speech by Director of Athletics Ross Bjork. " Bjork ' s speech really seemed to capture the essence ot why 1 volunteered, and what service means to me and this country. For me. my motivation stems from a desire to defend and honor my country, family, and the values 1 hold dearest, " said Paul Boddeker. freshman Army ROTC member. Throughout the run, the ROTC members encouraged one another, by way of call-and-response shouts. " While we still run together and work together, motivating cadences were yelled within the separate branches, rellecting how the military is at large - the different branches work separately but come together for the bettering of our country, " said senior JaiTod Snell. For some individuals, serving their country has deep roots within their veins, and their blood streaks with red. white, and blue patriotism. " My dad is in the Air Force so I ' ve grown up all around it, I ' ve become very attached to it so the thought of not being a part of it anymore was one that I did not even consider, " said freshman Air Force member Mackenzie Altizer. Additionally. Alti er added that the 9 1 i run signifies a sense of unification, which symbolizes the patriotism that is echoed through the nation on the special tlay of September i i th. Voicing another opinion on the commemorative run, senior Orry McDonald, a member of the Marine Corps ROTC, said. " I think it ' s a great thing to remember something that has hajipened in tJie not sotlistant past, something that maybe some people have alrea ly forgotten. " I he 9 1 1 run represents a day of remembrance and dedication towards one ' s country, and just as the different branches of the military epitomize the varying viewpoints of Americans, individuals worldwide come together on the eleventh day of September in order to reminisce on the pasi and define the meaning ol the United States. fLeft) Ole Miss Army ROTC participate in the annual 9 11 memorial run This years run took them ffom the Lyceum to the Square and back. ' Right) Athletic Director Ross Bjotk speaks to Ole Miss ROTC following the annual 9 11 memorial run Bjofk ran with the students on their run. 79 CAMPUS LIFE TU NER CENTER The Turner Center. Everybody knows what it is. Some people go there, but not many think aliout the trainers that put the workouts together. Most of the trainers go through a training course with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, which certifies personal trainers and group exercise leaders. Currently, the Turner Center employs eight personal trainers, and it seems they each got into the job for different reasons. " I have lived and breathed it since 1 was in my mom ' s stomach, " said Alley Daily, a junior business marketing major, whose mother was in group fitness classes while pregnant with her. Daily has grown up in the fitness industry; her parents own and operate a gym. Once she turned 1 6. she was able to become certified and began working there. After coming to Ole Miss, Alley got involved at the Turner Center teaching fitness classes and working as a personal trainer. She is also the undergraduate assistant for all of group fitness, TTie group fitness classes that she is currently teaching are Pilalcs, strength training and Alley ' s Happy Hour, which is a surprise class. Peo])le who come to it do not know what they are going to do. Some days it is cardio, strength training or even Zumba, a Latin inspired dance workout. " Nothing is as rewarding as it is to watch people set goals for themselves and actually be able to see them achieve these goals with your help, " Dailey said. During her personal training sessions she is able to watch her clients grow physically, mentally and emotionally. Dailey leels that when clients are close to her age she is able to relate to them and be more on their level. " I can become a friend and not just an instructor. When I ' m able to tlo that, the clients are more willing to work and do every exercise the best that they can do. " she said. Jonathan Lundahl works as a personal trainer at the Turner Center in addition to working as an exercise teaching assistant with some of the fitness classes that Ole Miss offers. He is an instructor for weigh tlifting, racquetball. tennis and body contouring. " 1 like teaching people the correct way to do things, " said Lundahl, a first year graduate student studying to get a M.S.E.S in exercise science. Lundahl became involved with personal training a one year ago due to his major in exercise science. He began working out in high school and has always enjoyed it. " As a personal trainer I have had a few clients that act like they hate their life whenever we work out, and you are always going to have people that do not want to do it, " Lundahl said. Even though those people almost changed his mind about Turnei Center Ills, chosen profession, he stuck with it, because that is not always the case. Sometimes he has cUents that are " absolute treasures " through their positive attitudes and self-motivation. Another of the Turner Center ' s group fitness instructors is Jamie McCulloch, a fifth year senior elementary education major. She started out working at the desk, and then decided to try out the certification courses so she could become a trainer and fitness instructor. " I never saw myself in group fitness at all. I just saw the personal trainers and thought it would be cool to do. It is something that I can use for the rest of my life, and is an exciting opportunity that 1 can later use as a job. " said McCulloch, who teaches cycling, " Butts trainer Julia Koch leads her fitness group during a nighl Step It Up session. Koch teacnt inii ' P nincss ddbbKb H A B 1,1,. Cardio Circuit and Step it Up and Guts " and " Awesome Abs. " and pl.ms to use the experience as a future part time or summer job. She went through the AI A workshop, and even went on to obtain a Mad Dogg Spinning certification. The workshop covers every aspect of the cla» that instructors need to know. In the workshop, they read a booklet discussing the physical anatomy and how the body works with different exercises. These booklets also include good warm ups and cool downs to do and helpful lips for leaching. " A whole class is a little scary, and I have found that you need to be goofy and just be youn,elf, which works well, " McCulloch said. Troy Mannino is another member of the I urner Center staff who plans to use what he is learning as an instructor for his future job. " I feel like exercise is the best medicine for your body and I am going to tell my patients that one day, " said Mannino, a junior chemical engineering major who plans to go to medical school. lie is in his second year as a personal trainer and teaches a PRX class, " lioot Camp " and serves as a fitness coordinator. The Bool Camps goal is for people to take the initiative for their health and is taught at 6:30 in the morning, so that it does not conflict with anyone s schedule, except maybe one ' s sleeping schedule, " As a pergonal trainer, to be a part of my clients ' goals is very personal and is a team thing. Their success is my success; it ' s why 1 do it, Mannino saitl. PHOTOS ALEX EDWARDS STORY MARIDANE HEWES !ii GAM E ' r?Y Above) Louis Carr. owner of Grove Masters and Oie Miss alurD, sits in hi:, truck waiting until Grrjve set up can officially begin Carr is able to stay organized and keep m Ltouch with his teams using radios throughout the night. (Below) Dustin McWilliams sets up his last table in the Grove, before making another tnp back to the trailers l;iilgaling is a limc-lionorctl arl. WIk-iIkt the looiball season is successful or remorseful, the C ' .rove is always lit up in red and blue. The fans bustle about the C ' .rove amid the tables laid out with foods ranginjj Irom high-entl catering to homeniatle cooking. I lunilreds of tents spread out Irom the front vard of IJarnard Observatory to the C ' .rove and the Circle to the grass around the Vaui ht-I leinitigway Stadium. I lovvever, there is a tailgating issue: tent set-up. I he C ' trove Society, an alumni association, set a stringent schedule for the football weekends which dictates that the tent can be put up hriday starting at 9 p.m. only. The available spaces for the tents arc on first-come, first-serve basis. Tor numerous out-of-town fans that make the weekend road trip to (). ford, reserving the spot anti selling up a tent late at night is tire- some. I ill- CIrove Master LLC meets that issue, its concept was reali .ed in 2001 when Louis Carr, Olc Miss alum and 0. fordian, agreed to set up a tent for a family whose son was out ot the town. He set up the tent for the family as a favor, but the itiea stuck, f he business was intended to supplement Carr ' s income as he finished bis bachelor ' s at Ole Miss. I he tent set up company is based in Lalayette. Its purpose is to provide for the fans ' pre-game and post-game needs. With many university students employed, the company reserves spaces and sets up the tents the night before the game. For smaller sports games, the company sets up over 100 tents and for the bigger turn- out games, they set up 200 tents. The company only sets up material that ' s not at risk of being stolen the night before. In the morning of the game, the company sets up high value materials such as decorations and even carpeting. In addition to the standard tables and chairs per tent, the Grove Master offers small bands, televisions and coolers for a whole some tailgating experience. 83 ► Should the tailgaters need catering, the company can dispatch a team to pick up from up to two restaurants for a flat fee. The tailgaters can order from more food locations but with additional fees. The company will bring a variety of dishes from any food outlets in Oxford. There is no limit to the size of the order. Thefounderof the Grover Master LLC is not a stranger to the Ole Miss Annual. Carr was featured in the 2006 edition for his artwork. " I ' m honored to be on the yearbook again, " said Carr. He is still an artist who paints and sells on his off-time. Carr is an enterprising business man who also owns a local moving company. " The Gro ' e Master took me seven to eight years to grow to this size. " Carr said. " Years of re-investing hack into the company for it to be this successful. " Carr enjoys providing for the fan base at Ole Miss, his alma mater. STORY CALLIE DANIELS PHOTOS ALEX EDWARDS (Left) Drew Biuhl sets up a table at one of Grove Mastef ' s many tents. Grove Masters uses everal teams that cover dilferem -.ections of the Circle, and Grove to make set up as efficient as possible, (Top) Alex Ingram pulls tables out of the Grove Masters trailers on the Qle Miss campus When the tent companies are allottied on campus al 9 pm Grove Masters drops their 3 trailers starts unloading tents, tables, chairs, and decorations On big game weekends Grove Masters can expect to step up between 150 to 200 tents between all of tlieir customers. (Below) Troy Manino pulls a dolly of tables to the circle fpi 1 ' »• .sCarr, founder of G-ove Masre.s, relaxes during a qu.et moment ; ;; ;;- oarne In add.t.on to the tent set up, Grove Masters can supply coolers and catering for m E ULSS r CARTERS PHOTOS ALEX EDWARL ' 1 tm (Opposite) Victoria Seciet hosted a tent for Itie game against Texas, ( lop Left) Parents ol Ole Hiss students from Kansas City fielped sponsor a tent during for Vanderbilt game, (Riglit) Nathaniel Weathersby mal es a plate of food at the We Are One Mississippi tent, (Bottom Left) Professor Adam Gussow tall s with guests at the We Are One Mississippi Tent, Gussow. who teaches English, and Southern Studies at the university, played blues music at the tent. 87 r CAMPUS ITop) Junior Emtty Qualman. a KansasCity native, spends time at the Kansas City Rebels tent before the Vandefbilt football ganne, (Opposite) Students talk outside the Phi Psi tent before Ole Miss game against Vanderbilt. Greek tents are popular locations for students to gather before and after games. ■ l:icc amongst Ole Miss lore is legendary. Dm 1 1 1 ' _; I he fall it becomes the centerpiece of the IiL Jay experience. Students, alumni and fans n across the nation gather in colorful tents. :k on feasts of fried chicken and homemade kies and prepare to root on the Rebels. But the Grove offers more than just a good time with old friends. It offers a chance to connect and reconnect with people of similar interests, tastes and origin. It provides a way for organizations to reach a wider audience; a chance for students and their families to stay connected to their hometown, whether its from South Mississippi or Missouri. t the Kansas City tent, students and families from the 37th largest city in the United States are able to stay in touch and meet other enroUees of the University. " Iiverybody has been amazing, " Peggy Slaughter, mother and main player in the advancement of the tent. said. " People have come into the tent and will say, " You ' re from Kansas City and you do all of this? You live nine hours away. ' Yeah, we ' re committed. We ' ll be meeting ne.xt spring to talk about 20 1 3 and we divide up and we conquer and everybody has their role. And we wouldn ' t have it any other way. It ' s all about the kids. " Slaughter said when her son first enrolled at Ole Miss four years ago, he was the only student from Kansas City that they knew of. but after starting the tent the number has grown upwards of I 5. " It ' s grown in that the families are participating and I think we all. we love it, " Slaughter said. " We ' re not from the south but we love the fact that people from the south embrace us even though we ' re from the Midwest. We love the history of the Grove and the tents and all that. " Visiting Assistant Professor of Southern Studiev Michelle Coffey saw the Grove ' s atmosphere as an opportunity to increase exposure of the program. Early in the season Coffey recruited several of her students to put a tent up right outside the steps of Barnard Observatory. The lent was filled with free food and live music, but most importantly it was filled with students of the program. " 0 ' erall it ' s just an inviting atmosphere where anyone and everyone is allowed to come and enjoy the Grove and that ' s what its for, its for everyone. That ' s why we ' re here, " William Fowler. Southern Studies student said. " I think that any student that wanders by should feel welcome. There are people that are willing to welcome them here with open arms. They are able to come here and have a good time, have a drink and enjoy the Grove for what it is. " After the highly publicized election protests on campus, the students decided they wanted to change the name of the tent but keep the same theme. They came up with " We Are One Mississippi. " " We are one Mississippi is a message to the students of the university, to the administration ol the university, to anyone associated with the university and it ' s a positive atmosphere and about fairness and civility in your treatment towards others and yourself. " Fowler said. While some tents deliver a message, others promote a name. Making a debut along the Walk of Champions this fall was Victoria ' s Secret ' s Ole Miss Pink Collegiate Collection. Ole Miss student Courtney Byrd. an intern with PINK. said that she considered the tent a success. " More people became aware of the presence of PINK at Ole Miss because of our bright pink tent nestled in a sea of red and blue tents, " Byrd said. A lot of different people stopped by because they were curious why there was a pink tent in [he Grove.Young women and female students were most attracted to the tent and there were at least one or two people that were stopped by the lent at all limes. " Among the most notable tents along the Walk of Champions arc those belonging to the University ' s Greek life. Sophomore Cole DeVilliers and junior Matthew Williams of Phi Psi said the Grove is the best tailgate setting in America and it allows them to reach out to new people as well as keep in touch. " It ' s good, it allows alumni to come back for games and meet the current members and allows us to maintain a good relationship. " DeVilliers said. " Especially when you play Texas cause that means a lot of alumni come back in town for that game, which means they ' ll be at our tent with us. " Williams said the Grove allows the iraternities to recruit new members. " Kids from around Oxford come by and it lets us get to know ihem, " Williams said. " ' Also, other guys " brothers will come visit and they ' ll stop by the tent and lets us get to know them. " DeVilliers said he makes a new acquaintance every home game, " Usually every Grove I meet someone new, alumni or other kids, " he said. STORY JACOB BATTE CAMPUS Th. Ole M,ss F„„rt e... l,«,ed ,n K,na,d Hall, prov.des food fo, studen ts ,n need. The food bank ,s run by student volunteer l.o Ma,y Ma-garet Sautters (r,gf„) and stocked by donation. STORY JACOB BATTE PHOTOS THON1AS CRANING AND ANNA BRIGANC Ai. ' c all felt it, the sharp pain associated with hunger. Tor some ' us it conies on long road trips when we forget to pack a snack. lj be after a long day ot classes on a morning when you woke up life and skipped breakfast. in imagine you go to the Student Union or a restaurant on The i|u ire, but you cannot afford a meal. For some students the hunger I ' lit ' s are common. I ' tore this past November those students were left to fend for ' liLinselves for food. Not anymore. Thanks to the concern of a i ' wof their fellow students and a few members of the faculty. ' ' k ' university opened up its first food bank on the second floor of Kinard Hall. " director of the Ole Miss Food Bank. Jessica Brouckaert. has iK-L-n with the Food Bank since its inception in the spring of 20 1 2, iu-n it was just an idea being thrown around in the conference area of the Provost Office. Brouckaert said the opening of the Food Bank has been helping out, essful. with many studt nl volunteers " It has gone better than expected, " Brouckaert said. " Less than a year ago. the Food Bank was nothing more than an idea. It is incredible to think that in less than a year we have been able to take that idea and turn it into reality. So many different people and organizations have done so much to get us where we are. " Robert Cummings. faculty advisor for the group, has Ijcen around since the idea was brought up. Cummings said the food bank fills a need on campus, one that shouldn ' t surprise anyone familiar with Mississippi. " As we stretch as an institution to improve access and fulfill our mission of providing higher education to all Mississippians regardless of resources, it becomes more and more apparent that we ' re in the poorest state in the union, " Cummings said, " Many of our students are arriving on campus without the infrastructure and the support network that we have come to take for granted. " Cummings said though he remains a part of the process, the hard work is being done by those closest to the problem. " It ' s a student project and a student committee .hkI the students really do most of the work. " he said. Brouckaert. who has been an influential siutlent ha ' ing wriiien the legislation behind the smoking ban and been attached to the green fund bill, said she li.is Ixcn humbled by the success of the food bank. " Before I became involved with the Food Bank 1 didn ' t realize how many students at Ole Miss are struggling to find their next meal. " she said. " I feel blessed to hold a part in making those students have a better, easier college e.v|)erience. No one at Ole Miss should have to worry about where to find their next meal ever again. " 91 ►■ [ " r Tl T Strong (Christopher Miller) and Penelope Pennywise (Kelly Barker) talk of revolution against Unne Good Company the , rontrols the public restrooms (Oooosite I eft) SwXthrsrMSrs srs 92 H During I Bring semester, the ( )le Miss Hieatre eo piesented LlriDCtowii at Iiilton C)ia|)el. The play, a suq)rise Broadway hit in 200 1 . was created in part to a pay toilet in Euro[)e. Yes. that was read eorreciiy. riie author Gre Kotis came uj) with this idea when standing in line for a pay toilet. I lie I Tieatre Department took a chance on this play with the title Iwing ofl ' -colnr and how the audiences might receive it. Llrinetown centers on a city that has fallen on hard limes due to the ' Dr)- Years. " when water was a premium resource. This caused the city to initiate the pay toilets to regulate use and water flow. Tliis caused the musical ' s conflict when the |X)or and destitute become unahle to pay the fees. There was the clichetl plot ol the less Fortunate citizens clashing with the [lowersthat Iwcame controlling and raising hatiirwjm lees and also a domineering legislature with a senator in its deep pockets. As a musical. Urinetown took inspiration lirom other musicals. There are noticeahle rif Is Ironi musicals such as West Side Story. Les Miserables, Big Kiver, Chicago and Fiddler on the Roof, to name a few. The story ' s hero Bobhy Strong was played by theatre major Christopher Miller. I he |)lay began when Strong ' s father. Old Man Strong playeil by Adam Brooks, junior theatre major, refused to pay the fee, I le instead relieved himself out in the open. The officers LocksttK ' k and Barrel were forced to punish Old Man Strong by sending him away to Urinelown. TIk- question repeatedly asked by the audience and 931 Senator Fipp (Justin Charles) second guesses his decision to cooperate with Caldwell B. Cladwei chanicters on stage: What is Urinetovvn? Urinciown was left lor open interpretation, but the place was revealed towards the ending. There was another cliched storyline when Bobby lell ior a new girl in the city, Hope Cladwell. played by CayWy Smith, The catch to this new romance? Hope is the daughter of Cladwell B. Cladwell, the boss of Urine Good Company which controls the pay toilets and regulates the fees. The romance became a forbidden love, similar to Uomco and Juliet, as Hope was torn between siding with her flesh and blood or the man she has fallen for. 94 This love encountered a monkey wrench when Strong led his friends on a rebellious uprising against the one percenters of the city. In the climax of Act One, liobby was forced to kidnap Hope to their ' secret hideout ' as a bartering chip against her father. Bobby ' s efforts were fruitless in the end. He was eventually caught and sent to his fate in Urinetown. The dreaded place was revealed to be the rooftop of Llrine Good Company where the arrested were pushed off. Throughout the play there were moments where the characters froze onstage and Officer Lockstock. who is the narrator, broke down the fourth wall along with a little girl named Little Sally, lliey talked tn the auilience and made fun of Llrinetown. These interactions poked fun at not only the production (Little Sally referencing how Llrinetown is a horrible name for a show), but musicals as a whole. It was hinted that the play was not a typical happy musical, with everything leading to the contrary until the final scene. After Bobby ' s death. Hope became the leader of the rebels. She turned on her father and eventually sent him to Llrinetown. Hope took over the company with good intentions in mind. But this led to horrible results and she endangered the city even more than when her father took over. The foreshadowed unhappy ending proved true as the musical concludes. Llrinetown did not have the ilattering. family-friendly environment, but audiences filled Fulton Chapel on opening night and stayed with the musical through the two hour performance. V VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS OF OLE MISS 9 71 ians from danger can all he part of a nor- day for ihe volunteer firemen of Oxford. n ovan Williamson, a junior criminal justice eland security major, heard about being unteer firefighter from his friends and |ted to see what it was all about. The Fort th, Texas native decided to become a nteer firefighter because it was fun, fast paced and most importantly, he wanted to help people. " I respond to any type of fire in the county, or any car wrecks, " says Williamson. " We either use offensive or defensive fire attacks depend- ing on what the conditions are. Sometimes we do search and rescue, like when the tornado came through Oxford two years ago. " The volunteer firefighters extinguish commer- cial fires, but more often put out residential fires. The volunteers carry walkie-talkies like all firemen do. " Our walkie-talkie is our pager, " Donovan explains. " Dispatch will receive a call and then give us a location of where the fire is and we will respond. " Donovan says he tries to keep his walkie-talkie discrete, but it is sometimes hard in a class- room or at the Malco Theater. " Tf I am in class I wait until the end and then respond to the call, " Donovan says. " If I ' m doing anything aside from class I respond im- mediately even if I ' m sleeping. " The training program that ihe volunteer firefighters have to undergo is both extensive and lengthy. The volunteers must go through an 8o-hour course, where the students meet three days a week. Tuesday and Thursday are lecture days in a classroom. Then on Saturday, the students practice the skills they ' ve learned in the classroom, " The difference between volunteer and paid firefighters is obviously the pay. " Williamson said. " Our training is a little less intense; the paid firemen ' s course goes more in-depth than ours does. The volunteer guys still have to go to the academy for the final test, though. " Donovan asserts he would like to stay a volun- teer as long as he can and would somehow like to work it into his career. Junior criminal justice major Giancarlo Romani always had firefighting in the back of his mind. He even visited a friend who is a firefighter in his hometown of Rockville, Md.. to see what it was all about. Romani did not really consider firefighting until he met Williamson who convinced him that he would be able to balance schoolwork and firelighting. Romani says his favorite thing about being a volunteer firefighter is " getting to go inside on a structure fire and using all the skills i learned througli my certification. ' " I want to be a volunteer firefighter as long as possible " Romani says, " and I have considered making it a career, but just am not sure yet. " Joseph Hamrick, a sophomore history educa- tion major and an Amarillo. Texas native, heard about volunteering as an Oxford firefighter from his two roommates, Wil- liamson and Romani. " They ' re both part of the olunieer firefighter, so hanging out with them all last year got me really intrigued and interested. " Hamrick said his two roommates talked him into it. They even let him go to a couple of fires with them. " I had to stay in the truck, but it looked really cool and important, and I wanted to be a part o[ that. " says I Limrick. Although Joseph just recently signed up to start training to he an Oxford volunteer fire- fighter, he says he is really excited for what is ahead. STORY ■tZiE METCALFE 99|fe CAMPUS 1 IPF NYC DC INTERNSHIP C no BY BRIAN BARNES PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY DEBORAH FREELAND PHOTO CONTRIBUTED B i (Left): Congiessman Alan Nunnelee and Washington Internship Experience intern Brian Baines (Middle); LaKeith Faulkner. Abigail Demarest. Casey Rams at the New York City intern dinner at Carmine ' s (Righ " New Vofk Internship Expenence interns Amanda Schnugg. LaKeith Faulkner. Casey Rams. Emma Holman. Molly Rhoades. Maty Sellers, and Abigail Demarest outside Grand Central Tprminal m New Vnrk U. LIM Division of Outreach and Continuing ation created The New York -Washington iship Experience. The paid internships are bination of work and study which creates a ing environment that prepares the students le career lifestyle. Lauren Lee, a third year law student interned in Washington D.C. for a second summer and worked for the National Partnership for Women and Families, " which promotes fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, and access to affordable health care. " While in D.C, Lee served as the program ' s intern for reproductive health policy counsel. There she advocated in Congress for better reproduc- tive health policy. Lee says she wanted to do this internship because of her undergrad internship with the U.S. Department of State and with the U.S. Consulate in Belfast. Northern Ireland. " Initially. I thought I wanted to be a Foreign Ser- vice officer. " says Lee. " and as a result, [I] wanted to be in D.C. My responsibilities included com- posing public education and lobbying materials on parental involvement laws regarding a minor ' s access to abortion, as well as ultrasound require- ments before alx)rtion. " Lee says she learned a lot from this experience because she fostered strong relationships with the people she worked with. She said she also met many women in the reproductive rights field and was able to create a network of contacts. She then reached out to help the Chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice promote reproductive rights in Mississippi. Lee feels that her internship helped her with her major and prepped her for the real-world experi- " After both experiences in D.C, I discovered my passion in life. I ' m a natural fighter and as a result. I want to fight for women ' s reprotluctivc rights, something that many state l egislatures, including our own, are eager to restrict and take away, " Lee says. Lee says she would most definitely recornmentl this experience to othei ' s. " D.C. is one of those places that is full of young people and lots of fun. If anyone is interested in working in policy, the legislature, or for the government, it ' s a great place to learn the ropes and gain an understanding on how the city works. " .Adam Stanford, a senior liberal studies major (English, art. and Spanish) with minors in chem- istr ' and journalism, interned with the Interna- tional Center of Photography in New York. Stanford ' s internship, located in the heart of New York City, kept his days exciting and extremely busy. He had two jobs for his internship. The ma- jority of his time was s[jent as ICP ' s community programs intern. " ICP is both a school of photography and a museum. " Stanford explains, " fhe school teaches ever} ' thing from digit al photography to traditional black and white darkroom photography, which I prefer. " Hisother job wasasa teaching assistant lor a pre- teen black antl white darkroom class in the Bronx. Stanford helped the pre-teens learn to use a SLR camera and darkroom techniques. As a com- munity program intern, he helped facilitate teen proorams for children all over New York City His responsibilities included working behind the scenes and helping to organize the logistics of the teen programs. At the museum, he scheduled tourgroups and explained the exhibitions to the visitors. Stanford feels that the program gave him more than scholastic experience. " Finding my own internship, my own housing, and planning my entire summer was daunting, " ? said Stanford. " I rememlK-r the insecurities and uncertainties 1 felt as I hkIc into the city the first day. It didn ' t take me long to prove to myself that 1 am capable to succeed in the real world. " he says. He left New York confident that he was able to |)erform well in a working environment, to make meaningful connections, and to thrive on his own. Stanford kept a photo blog during his summer in New York documenting all his experience and adventures. " Not a day passed that wasn ' t cxtraor dinary. " he says. Anne ( lall Brashier, a senior exercise science major with a minor in psychology, interned at the Senate for Mississippi Senator " Iliad CtKhran. She chose the Washington D.C. program l)ccause she was interested in jwliiics and wanted to learn more alxiut how the government really worked. Brashier describes her job working in the front office, which usually ran from 9 am to 6 pm. " Our job was so different everyday because the Senate schedule was never the same. " said Brash- ier. " We woulil usually just answer the phone all day while working on small projects such as answering constituent questions about issues go- ing through the senate at that time, book tours lor constituents, take documents to the capitol for the senator and walk constituents over to the capitol for their tour. ' Brashier gained a lot from her internship and the e-itperionce taught her to work with all ty[x. s ol |X- ' ople with differing views. PHOTO WI-..-.r-..M, , T-,, vv.M-.r,., WW Washington Internship Experience intern Wanfei Wu with fnends made through the internship program on the Capitol tawn. " I liecame very independent and learned to live on my own. " she says. " I also gained a Ix ' iter understanding of how our government works antl all of the processes. " Brashier gained a feeling of confidence alter her summer. " I Ixjlieve I am ready for the real world ne.vt year after I graduate. " she says. " Living and working in D.C forced me to mature since I was on my own working in such a professional environment. ' STORY MACKENZIE METCALFE irhelBlackwetl plays n two foster lab :ipies in her front yard. jckwelL IS a foster ■lent for (jogs in Oxford I ihe Lafayette Humane ciety. PUPPYlove The hardest part of going to college is leaving behind your best friends, more commonly known as pets. But leaving home does not mean you have to leave furry friends behind! Junior Rachel Biackwell grew u]) with a dog- trainer as a father, so taking care of animals was in her blood. In Oxford, she fosters puppies for the Lafayette Humane Society. " The Humane Society does an amazing job. The employees are incredibly kind and helpful and care about every single one of their animals. " Blackwell cares about the animals too, claiming that letting them go to their permanent homes is always happy, but heartbreaking to see them go as well. " ]t sounds cheesy but I take puppies into my home and promise them that their worst days arc behind them. It breaks my heart to think about what some ol my loster puppies have experienced before they were brought to the shelter. " Blackwell says. Fostering involves potty training, teaching puppies not to bite, and getting them used to walking on a leash. Blackwell is in charge of the puppies for no more than a few weeks before they get adopted into families. As of October, she ' s adopted out seven puppies. " I use Facebook to help the animals find a home, " Blackwell says. " I post their pictures in groups and that helps them get adopted pretty quickly. It ' s hard to say no to their faces. " The I lumane Society allows fostering for full- grown dogs, kittens and cats as well. Fostering allows students to test run having a pet of their own while helping the I lumane Society. II your house does not allow pets, or your schedule is too busy to take care of one full-time, there are other options. The t lumane Society needs volunteers to play with the animals and take them on walks. Students can volunteer as olten or as little as they would like. 1 here are on-campus ways to help animals as well. The Feral University Rebel Rescuers, also known as FllRR. are always looking for memiK ' rs to help take care of the feral cats that live on campus. FLIRR Presitlcnt and Biology major Charlie Pritchard says. " Joining FLIRR opened my eyes to this sort of secret world that I wasn ' t aware of before. Before I joined FLIRR. I didn ' t even know there were cats on campus, hut now I know where they all live and am actively involved in their well-being. Being a life-long cat lover and living in a no pets allowed dorm. FLIRR allows me to channel my love of cats into a great service for the cats and the university. " Students may often run across a cat sunning itself behind campus housing, or scurrying across a parking lot at night. FLIRR captures these cats and takes them to the vet to get spayed or neutered. I hey also get all of their necessary shots to keep not only the cats safe, but students ns well. Once they have returned from the vet, they are allowed to continue living on campus. FLIRR provides food for the cats, and often volunteers spend time petting them as well. FLIRR was started by Lisa I lariman in April of 2002 in order to stop feral cats on campus from being euthanized, Though there are many stray cats on campus, volunteers do not have to spend ail ilieir free time caring for the cats. There are many different ways to help. FURR Co-advisor Casey Stauber lists the ways: " Some people feed the cats at the various stations. Others help trap and drive the animals to the vet lor spaying or neutering. Some volunteers are involved with fundraising since we always need money for food and traps, and a few do everything. " Leaving |iets behind can bediflicidt. but there are more than enough animals in O.vford that can help soothe the pain. I ' rom adopting a new forever friend, to making time to play, to just providing a little food. Oxforti provides many ways to help animals. STORY TAYLOR DAVENPORT PHOTO THOMAS CRANING " lii PHOTOS CONTRIBUTE D BY OLE MISS OUTDOORS STORY i 104 ley say college is a time ot exploration and endless portunities. For those who partake in activities ' ovided by Olc Miss Outdoors, this statement isn ' t a mere cliche but a reality. Ole Miss Outdoors is a campus organization offered through the Department of Recreation where the term " adventure " is taken seriously. Ole Miss Outdoors, or OMOD for short, exposes students to the Great Outdoors. Its mission emphasizes adventure and promotes environmental awareness, and most importantly a whole lot of fun with a variety of exciting outdoors activities. Each semester, OMOD offers several reasonably priced adventure trips for students, ranging from a day at the Oxford rock-climbing clinic to a three- day white water rafting trip on the waters on the Tennessee Ocoee River. Other trips include hiking at DeSoto State Park, kayaking in North Alabama, hang gliding on Lookout Mountain in Georgia and sailing on Sardis Lake. This spring break. OMOD proves there are no limitations for this organization. For eight days. OMOD members and students leave Mississippi and the U.S. all together for a dog sledding trip in the snowy terrain of Algonquin Provincial Park. Canada. Elementary education major. Mary Grace Jimenez, has participated in Ole Miss Outdoors trips since her freshman year. Now a junior. Jimenez works in the OMOD office and is a trip leader. She typically leads waterfall hiking trips and caving expeditions in Chatanooga. Tenn. " I got involved with OMOD because of the fun, outgoing people involved, and it ' s pretty amazing to get paid to go hiking! " she said. Jimenez says many foreign exchange students get involved with OMOD as a way to get away from Oie Miss for the weekend. Most of them don ' t h;ive cars, so OMOD provides them a means for transportaliun and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. " OMOD is such a great community for mc. " she said. " I haven ' t just had the opportunity to go on awesome, crazy trips, but I ' ve had the opportunity to make life long friends. " Ole Miss Outdoors is for everyone. It doesn ' t matter if you ' re not the outdoorsy type or don ' t have an athletic bone in your body (like mc). all students are encouraged to participate. It ' s a great opportunity to make new friends, try something new and learn survival and camping skills, like on the overnight hiking trips. Junior communications sciences and disorder major, Meredith Wooley attended a caving and spelunking trip in Chattanooga her sophomore year. For this particular trip. Wooley was required to have a wilderness and first responder ' s certification. Wooley loved her experience, and said it was nice to get away from everything for a weekend and get to know new people. However, when she first entered the cave, she was afraid of getting claustrophobic. " Once I got in there I think my sur ' ival instinct kicked in. " she said. " I just kept crawling and squeezing through the spaces. At one point, we crawled through a tunnel called the birth canal, so you can imagine how small it was! " Aside from adventure trips and outdoor activities, OMOD offers rental tents and other gear for anyone interested in going on a hiking or camping trip with friends. The OMOD office is located downstairs in the Turner Center, where a complete list and schedule of trips and clinics can be found. So, if you ' re seeking the thrill of an adventure, an adrenaline junkie, or just want to get out of Oxford for the weekend, definitely hit up Ole Miss Outdoors. 51 (Top) Ttey Warnock and Stacy Wolff work to ligfit a luminana in fionl of the Lyceum for Ole Miss Relay for Life. The luminana were lit in honor of friends and family members who live with the effect of cancerlBottom Left) Survivor:; greet the crowd at the Ole Miss Relay for Life in front of the Lyceum, (Bottom Right) A group of survivors complete the first lap around the Circle as part of Ole Miss Relay for Life ' s survivorship celebratioo- (Oppcsite) Relay participants could purchase luminana to honor loved ones dealing with the effects or cancer. The candles edged the Circle from 6 p.m. to 6 am RELAY FOR LIFE Relay (or l.ifc Mission mci " icLiii CiUiccrSo iic ur he r()r_t;oilcn, thai those who lace cancer will be supnoitcil, and that one clay cancer will hceliminateil. .r Life is more than just a fundraiser. Its a i ;int; experience. At Relay, every person in iiunitv has a chance to celehrate. rememher, Lvervone ' s reason to Piclay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can (incl healing, coiniort. and support from others who ha e I ' aceil cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. You ha e a chance to meet people in the cominunity who are equally as passionate about iindin ; an c u to cancer in our hietime. You can thank alt the people who have done so much to supjiort you through your personal cancer experience. nd you can gather toj ether with Iriends. himilv .ind rnllua ' -ues lo lau ' h, cry. ■•ii i create lastin-- No matter whv vou laU- part in ilela , howe ei, one thino is clear: with e ery step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society sa e li ' es. With your help, wc aren ' t just n« htino one type of cancer - we ' re fightinf; lorcxery birtlulay threatened by e ery cancer in c ery community. Lach person who shares the Relay experience can take pritle in knowin ; that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives oliun loved ones or claim another vear of anyone ' s life. to start your own team ( rid where cancer c Ole Miss Relay for Life is a yearlong ell ' ort to raise funds and awareness for the light against cancer. [he American Cancer Society Relay lor Life is a li across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives ol peopi who have battled cancer, remember lo etl ones lost, an light back against the disease. .At Relay, teams of peopi camp out at a local high school, park, fairground, or. in our case, the Circle, and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Lach team is asked to ha e a representative on the track at all times during the even Because cancer never sleeps. Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. of r m I KLAY fORL Iff PHOTOS KniLLir- ™«i_i.t.- 107 ► A (POUTICAL: For two Ole Miss students that differ in background-Zach Huffman is a white male and Shruti Jaishankar is an Indian American woman-the two have at least one thing in common. Tliey may disagree on policy but they share a strong devotion to the future of not only the state, but the country as well. Republican Huffman is exceptionally well organized. He chooses every word carefully, knowing that in the world of politics meaning what you say isn ' t the same as saying what you mean. Tliis careful word crafting more than likely stems from his involvement with politics since the fourth grade. Huffman said he acted as a campaign manager for a friend running for class president and had a taste for it ever since. The senior public policy major didn ' t stop with his grade school friend. At 1 9. he was elected to the school board for Houston Separate School District, becoming the state of Mississippi ' s youngest school board member. He is currently on the Houston Separate District Board of Trustees, and serves as the chainnan lor the Chickasaw County Republican Party. Democrat jaishankar on the other hand is a fast talker. She is hard to keep up with, u hether she is spouting statistics off the top of her head, or reminiscing about high school. She has an energy about her that keeps the listener engaged. This penchant for a fast-paced discussion has its roots in Jaishankar ' s past as a member of her high school debate team; a club she joined her freshman year at St Andrew ' s Episcopal school in Jackson, " I was a super nerd and had no life but that is kind of when I got involved in politics. " she said. Jaishankar, an international studies majoi brought her passion for politics with her as she packed her car and headed to Ole Miss in the fall of 20 1 o. She is the Vice President of the mock trial team, a member of the Amnesty International Club and is also a member of the Ole Miss College Democrats. Huffman and Jaishankar may disagree on the candidates, but they do have somewhat similar views on the future ot the Democratic and Republican parties. Huffman, who considers himself a Republican, said that his reason for voting for a Republican candidate wasn t because he bleeds the color of his party affiliation. He said, " Party affiliation does not encompass the entire beliefs of every member but yet defines a set of parameters that one can feel free to balance between. " " I voted For Mitt Romney not out of hatred or bigoti-y of my president. I voted for Mitt Romney because I felt that his idea of government ' s role, purpose, and policy proposals were a better match I TALE OF TWO STUDENTS k) inv worldview. Did 1 agree with ivcrything Mitt Romncy s;iid or vlclended? NO. I even disagree at iinics with the Republican Party, " ! luffmansaid. laishankar said she voted tor Obama lor his positions on social issues and loreign policy. " I like Obama ' s stance on gay marriage lor example. I really liked his foreign |)olicy decisions. I don ' t necessarily .igree with most of the fast and the turious stuff but I like that we are pulling out of .Afghanistan, that we ;iren ' t being too hard on Iran, and were trying not to cut ties to Israel. " she said. Health care was a major deciding factor for Jaishankar. " This is going to be an unpopular opinion but I think the Affordable Care Act was a really great idea, " she said. " I come from a family with preexisting conditions, my dad is diabetic my mom has high cholesterol, my boyfriend has Crohn ' s disease so that is just really close home to me. " ror Huffman and Jaishankar. voting ill this year ' s election wasn ' t enough, lioth decided to play an active roll in politics. J-iishankar started out by attending •1 couple ol campaign fundraisers for Brad Morris, the Democrat running for District i in the House of Representatives. She spent two months working as a volunteer before her friend David McDowell, an Ole Miss alumnus and Morris ' s campaign manager, offered her the job as Morris ' administrative assistant. It turned out working on a campaign was work. Hard work. " I took in donations, tracked where they came from and managed his schedule. I organized volunteers. Mostly I just made sure nothing fell through the cracks, which is surprisingly difficult. I didn ' t expect it to be nearly as stressful as ii was. " she said. Huffman, who had experience with past campaigns saw working for Nunnulce. the Republican incumbent, as another opportunity to act involved with politics on a local level. He represented Nunnulee as the volunteer coordinator for Chickasaw County. Like Jaishankar, he also had to deal with the stress of campaign work while keeping up with his studies, which for most students, is more than enough pressure to deal with. " I ensured that people were aware ol his platform, materials were distributed throughout the area, and that the campaign was regularly informed of developments in Chickasaw County. " he said. If the Ole Miss campus can in any way be considered a microcosm of America then HuRman and Jaishankar represent the future where the two parties are heading. Jaishankar said. " Chances are the younger generation is going to be a lot more liberal than the older generation. I felt overall the Republican platform was more conservative than it needed to be. " Huffman agrees with Jaishankar to an extent. He believes while the Republican Party will change, it won ' t disappear. " There is no doubt that both parties will have to more prominently define their stance in terms of social, economic, etc. policies. ITierc is no doubt that the Republican Party will have to adapt and change its stance on social issues primarily but that is not to say that the Democratic Party will not have to make amends itself. " I luffnian said. Huffman and Jaishankar represent a growing force in A merican politics a young adult vote {ages 18-29) that amounted to 19 percent of the total votes cast for president in 201 2. (Opposite. lopj iieniuf Samuel McKay celnbfates with othei Obama supporters js uudtiid was announced he had been reelected (Opposite, Bottom) Oxford residents gather at City Grocery to watch the results of the 2012 presidental election (Above) Junior Gregory Alston campaigns for Romney on election day PHOTOS THOMAS CRANING AND PHILLIP WALLER STORY ROSS CABELL CAMPUS LIFf if ' Cf v rr JJ D n OBAMA WINS 332 ELECTORAL VOTES (THAT ' S 65,899,557 VOTES) OBAMA RECEIVED 60% OF THE YOUTH VOTE OBAMA WINS 8,091 VOTES IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY AND 562,949 VOTES IN MISSISSIPPI ff A ni ROMNEY WINS 206 ELECTORAL VOTES (THAT ' S 60,931.959 VOTES) l l YOUNG VOTERS COUNTED FOR 19 % OF THE VOTER TURNOUT IN THE 2012 ELECTION SO WHO DID WE VOTE FOR? ROMNEY RECEIVED 36% OF THE YOUTH VOTE ROMNEY WINS 11,075 VOTES IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY AND 710,746 VOTES IN MISSISSIPPI ■Statistics collected from: Huffington Post. State election boards. The Associ. a(ed Press. Ballotpedia. National Conference o( state Legislatures. The Sentencing P-0|ect. Brennan r,Pni« (o. Justice (Top) Kyle Landers skates thtough campuS- (Opposite) Clara Butler stands with her long board Both students use then skateboards to get to class 112 PHOTOS DREW CARTEL I may have originated in Hawaii as a way for surfers to keep their skills sharp by acticing on land but longboard skateboarding has found its way to Oxford, Miss, as ' means of transportation for students. Senior biology major. Kyle Landers taught himself how to skate when he was still a child. He started out on a Birdhouse shortboard, or traditional skateboard, but for the past four years Kyle has been longboarding to his classes on campus. " It ' s way easier to get around on campus. You don ' t have to worry about parking. " Kyle said. " If I do drive it takes me three minutes to get from the parking lot all the way on to campus to my classroom. " Kvie said he used to ride his longboard to the Square when he lived nearby, but ad- mits that wasn ' t his best idea, even though he ' s never been seriously injured doing it. " Yeah, it ' s not a great idea after drinking, I ' ve busted ass a few times doing that, " he said with a smile. " I wouldn ' t recommend that. " Kyle ' s favorite place to skate is the hill from the Circle all the way to Coulter I lall. " I hit it every day. " Kyle said. " It ' s a long, solid ride, two minutes of no pushing. " Kyle ' s brother, freshman criminal justice major, John Landers, also loves to longboard. His first board was actually his brother ' s old Birdhouse, and he. like his brother, now rides a longboard. John started out on a shortboard trying to do tricks but soon switched to longboarding. " It ' s just more fun. " John said. " Longboards are more about going fast, cruising around and going where you feel, rather than trying to look cool doing it. " John said that longboarding is just more fun than any other mode of transportation he ' s tried and that there ' s just something special about cruising down a hill on a longboard. " It ' s just awesome, you ' re going faster than anyone else, " John said. " I usually get a weird feeling kind of in my chest like, ' What if 1 fall? What if I don ' t fall? ' but then it goes away and I just roll with it. " John ' s only skateboarding injury came when he lived in Calif., where he started long boarding. He picked up a stress fracture on his left ankle from skating too much. " I would go out pretty much every day. " John said. " It was just my ankle couldn ' t take itandsolgot this thing called a greenstick fracture. " The small fracture left him in a boot and crutches for si. months while he recovered. John hasn ' t had an injury since but he remembers a recent run in with danger he had on his way back to his dorm room alter skating arnurul a parked car. " I just passed that car and there was a giant SLIV, " he said. " I couldn ' t stop because I had just popped the curb and she slammed right into my right hip. " John saiil he was lucky and reacted fast by putting liis hands on the hood and ])ushing himsell up and away from the car. " I I.inded ii perlecily and I don ' t know how. " he said. Clara IJuller is no stranger to wiping out on a longboard. The sophomore elementary education major has had her fair share of spills since she started skating with her friends two years ago in her hometown of IVachtree City, (la. " I ' ve scraped up my hotly prctiy bad but nothing major. " Butler said. She saiti she is more concerned about scarring her Sector ; longboard than anything. " I get really upset when I mess it up. like if it gets a little scratch on it I get really mad. " Butler said. Hutler recommends that anyone who wants to get into skateboarding take it slow at first. She said she ' s still iffy about going down the bigger hills but longboarding is more fun than regular skateboarding. " It ' s like surfing with wheels under it, " she said. " It ' s kind of thrilling I guess and re- ally refreshing, especially in tlie summertime when you go down il really, really fast; it feels really good. " STORY f DAni ry P. ii fwapf INTERESTING LIVES OF STUDENT BARTENDER Whether it ' s mixing crazy concoctions of assorted vodka or hitting the books and putting an att nighter, the student bartenders of Ote Miss have a hectic schedute to deat with but debatabty one of the best jobs a student could have. How did they get such awesome jobs? STORY MADISEN THEOBALD PHOTOS DRFW CARTER 114 ' 1 Manly (left) pours drinks at the Corner bar. Manly says learning time management was key for tier, especially because working nigtits at ther bar cuts into her study time. Mmdy WiUiams (right), who works at ■ :rs Blues House Bar, recalls some of the funniest moments at the bar. She has seen anything from patrons fatting asleep at the bar to students getting in fights with adults- Many of the student bartenders know the bar owners, other bartenders in the Square, are from the same hometown or even had become drunken " friends " at some point. TTie Oxford Square provides many of these bartending jobs to students. The most commonly known bars are The Comer, Roosters Blues House. The Levee, and The Library. These bars are a fast-pace atmosphere away from the dorms or apartments on the weekend, never failing to produce a fun and thrilling fist-pumping weekend. And as a bartender on the job, it provides a lot more room for eye- popping visuals and hilarious stories. Student bartender Mindy Williams of Roosters Blues House Bar laughs. " The usual drunk underage guy falling asleep on the bar or a college kid beating up an elder guy would be some of the most interesting things I ' ve seen working at the bar. " Or on the other side of the eventful Square, you can find at the Library Sports Bar. 22-year-old senior Shannon Power. Power shares a story of her first day bartending when the Library held the Kappa .Alpha Order ' s Hayseed spring party which packed the entire bar. " Well in the mist of it all, the garage door came up unexpectedly and came down on me and the other bartender. " Power says, " The drunken frat boys jumjjed up on the bar and held it up to save the party and their access to drinks. " The garage door smoked and they had to call for help; the bartenders from downstairs saved the day. and Power ' s first day remained the " most memorable thing since. " Besides the hilarious stories the student bartenders witnessed, they also get a lot of great freebies and benefits. At Roosters, all employees get a discount on food and drinks; also they do not have to pay cover. At the Levee Bar, the employees get discount on food and drinks. Seeing their teachers at the bar is one of the most awkward things for most of the student bartenders on campus. Williams dishes. " My old sociology teacher is a regular at our bar (Roosters) At first, it was a little awkward because he remembered me as ' the girl who was always late ' but after a while it was pretty common to see him. " The same happened to Shannon Powers of the Library Sports Bar. " 1 served an old math teacher from freshman year. I couldn ' t remetnber where I knew him from so I asked him. and he told me. " Powers says. Tlie job always brings the bartenders fun but they also know that it limits their own study time, so they have 10 be organized and prioritized. Although the teachers visited them at bars and had a grant! old time with them, those teachers still don ' t hold off on the schoolwork. The student bartenders have crazy schedules ranging from four nights a week to all seven days a week, Sometimes they even have to work doubles on weekdays. " Just the fad that you work laie nights cuts into your night-time studying. This is where time management comes into to play. Now 1 have to plan out and take full ol advantages of any spare time that I have to study to stay on top of my grades, " says Gregory Manly, of the Corner JJar. Powers says. " I love my job. I am blessed to get the best of both worlds. I get to work and make more money than at a typical job, while getting to see most my friends at the same time, " 115 ► CAMPUS LIFE 116 (left) An Ole Miss student waves a Benjamin Fianklin famed ' don ' t tread on me ' flag (middle) Ole Miss student Kyle Jones smokes a cigai during a piotesi against a campus wide smoking ban. (ngtit) Qle Miss student Shaun Geter talks with fellow students during ttie student protest against Ifie new smoking ban on campus On the Friday afternoon of September 7, students organized a gathering at the Grove Stage protesting the newly ASB-approved campus-wide smoking ban. But the turnout was different than what one would expect. There was not a mass of fraternity boys boisterously chain-smoking cigars under the beautiful oak trees. There was no action by UPD. Some of the protestors did not smoke at all. There were only about 30 students and professors alike standing near the Grove Stage, some smoking cigarettes and some puffed cigars. All cigarette butts were put into designated bins to prevent littering. Certain members of the student group were respectfully answering questions from the news media, while others were explaining the option to sign their petition asking for the return of designated smoking areas on campus. Senior pharmacy major Jordan Kelley explained why she participated in the smoking protest: " I understand that there ' s a fine line between the freedom to smoke and the freedom to breathe fresh air.. .but it ' s our choice to smoke. Give us a section to smoke in and we ' ll smoke Graduate student John Lindbeck. a non-smoker, agrees with the protest. " A complete smoking ban just [proliiliits] people who work here all day and who live here...trom being able to smoke in any reasonable way without leaving campus. That seems counter-productive and really ritliculous because it ' s just not going to work, " he said. The protesters argued that the university ' s previous smoking areas weren ' t clearly marked, which caused confusion. The student protesters were pro-en lorceinenl of smoking areas, hut seemed to be appalletl by the new law allowing students to give their peers warning cards if seen smoking anywhere on camjius which will turn into a $25 fine the following semester. Chase Bradsireet, who organized the |)rolest, wrote on the " Smoke Up The Grove " Facebook event page. " Tliis isn ' t about smokers versus non-smokers. It ' s about freedom and personal responsibility. " Ihis attitude was evident at the protest by American and Cladsden " Don ' t Tread Gn Me " flags, along with various posters reading " Sorry, thought this was America " and " Pro-Rights Anti-Smoking Ban? " Tlie protesters. !)oth smokers .iinl non-smokers, plead for individual freedom to choose whether or ni)i to smoke on the Ole Miss campus. PHOTOS THOMAS CRANING AND TAYLOR DAVENPORT STORY TAYLOR DAVENPORT 117 CAMPUS LIFE THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO INTERNS: ROCK N ROLL MEETS HEART N ' SOUL Crowds listen as John Perry discusses his book during the Thac;ker Mountain Radio Show at Oft Square Books PHOTOS TH0t 1AS CRANING STORY TORI OLKER 118 the majority oFthe school week dwindles , n and Thursday approaches the Ole Miss nous. Thacker Mountain Radio interns pare for a hve, unrehearsed broadcast of a rary reading, as well as a wide array of musical lormances. short, these behind-the-scenes students meet rv Tuesday night in order to discuss the up- iiiing 6 p.m. show on that Thursday, signifying ir enthusiasm to make Oft " Square Books the iiusl inhabited venue on the Square. In terms of advertising to familiarize the public about Thacker Mountain Radio, intern Ashley Locke, a junior English major, says. " We were looking for ways to e.xpand our presence, and social media seemed like the perfect outlet. " Locke, responsible for updating the Tumblr and Instagram according to the current week ' s agenda, reveals a hardship, " I have witnessed how difficult it is to fill our spots every week, especially if someone cancels last minute and we have to hnd a replacement as quickly as possible. If this hap- pens, the other interns and I have to immediately update the social media sites to keep the viewers informed, " Without a doubt, creating a free performance for a full house requires time and support, mainly be- cause the one-shot basis that this live radio show revolves around requires minimal mistakes. I ' ogether. the interns and main directors produce an hour-long show, attracting individuals from a wide variety of locations. While discussing the preparations that the show entails, Mary B. Sellers, a senior in charge of Thacker ' s Facebook page, mentions her main inspiration. " I admire our producer. Kathryn McGavv. Not only does she produce the show, but she does it with a sense of directness while still remaining friendly and in control. " Just this past October. Thacker celebrated its i 5 ' ' ' anniversary of volunteers coming together to pro duce a show, of individuals searching Olf Square Books for a vacant wooden seat, and of musicians and authors performing their work to around 200 mesmerized people. According to Neal McMillin, operator of the Twitter handle, " Everybody loves the music part of the performance, but what makes people show up and hold it dear is the literary aspect, . ' fter listening to the authors read their work and tell their stories the way they were meant to he told, you realize that they are just normal individuals. ' Surely, the authors ' entrancing readings com- bined with the heart and soul tunes ol the musi- cians allows the audience to feel a sense of unison with the performers, mainly because they make it their objective to interact with the crowds, LInfortunately, one strong connection was broken on October 3, when Duff Dorrough. a member of the Yalobushwackers, Thacker ' s house band, passed away. To put this loss into perspective. Mary B. Seller shares, " Once he got sick, it was a noticeable absence. He definitely brought life to the show He was the icon and face of Thacker. " Throuuh high pitches and low notes. Fhacker Mountain Radio will forevermore remember the leoendary Duff Dorrough. and as Ashley Locke puts it. " Whenever people in 0. ford think about Thacker. they will think about Duff Dorrough. " (ODDOSite Top Left) JoHn Petty disctjsses his nook tJuiing llie Ttidt-kti Mounted Radio Jiuw at Off Square Books (Opposite. Bottom Left) Host Jinn Dees talks during the Thacker Mountain Radio Show at Off Square Books, {Opposite. Bottom Right) A band performs during the Thacker Mountain Radio Show at Off Square Books. 1211 DOUBLE DECKER Beginning in 1995 and taking its name fiom the town ' s authentic double decker bus imported from England in 1994, the festival brings together visitors, residents and students alike for a day long celebration of music, food, and the arts held on the Square. PHOTO AUSTIN MCAFt : " an aca ellar end,t,on of%l,gh.less B.rd. American Mouth " (Opposite) V,s,.o,s ga.he, at the west end of ,e square to peruse various local artists wares and to listen to music throughout the day PHOTOS £X EDWARDS 123 |i KING KOBRAZ Wc wanted to do the song hind of as something that could get people pumped up for Ole Miss football and try to show the players we supported them, QUOTE BLAKE PRUETT I ftSfmss :ampus LIFF PHOTOS DREW CARTER STORY ASHLEY DUNN 126 S ' Tse. y l ' j i was the holiday for senior rn.itional studies major, Blake Pruett, and junior A A major Patrick Haadsman. Together the duo ill i vn as King Kobraz. vljny people could recognize these two from the I -gg Bowl, where their hit song " Feed Moncrief " worked its way through the student section at Vaught-Hemingvvay Stadium. The song emphasized Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief who went on to prove himself against Mississippi State, tying the school record with three touchdowns and catching seven balls for 1 73 yards. " We wanted to do the song kind of as something that could get people pumped up for Ole Miss Football and try to show the players we supported them, " Pruett said. The stars aligned and now we are the ' Feed Moncrief guys. " The Feed Moncrief slogan became popular when Davis Abraham and Emmett Manning, friends ol Pruett, decided to make t-shirts with the slogan on them for the football game with University of Texas, However, they received an email hom the National Collegiate Athletic Association stating that it was illegal to sell shirts for profit without approval and the momentum was shot down. " It was Blake who had the idea to make it into a song to perpetuate the phrase. " Haadsma said. Pruett wanted to take a different approach, making it more like the song " Ice Cream Paint Job. " " Patrick had the idea to do more of a stadium dance song, which as we see now, was smart! " Pruett said. Three days before the Egg Bowl, " Feed Moncrief " went viral and had the Ole Miss community talking. " The song had some traction from people like Coach Freeze tweeting about it. " Haadsma said. " Our friend Andy Roberts slipped it to the media department and I guess ibey decided to play it at the last minute. " In the fall of 20 1 1 . Pruett and Haadsma released their lii-st mi. tape, I am Willy Holo and I am the Dragon which Ix ' gan their following. " We had a cull following from songs like " Houzelxjiz 2 Men (Tri Delta), " " TSLINsliine and Rainbowz " ,and " Itza Riot. " Pruett said, " llie It a Riot " had a couple thousand views on Youtulx ' and many people in the university had seen it as it dealt with the student ' riots ' on Ole Miss. " King Kobraz made all of their own music, using Logic and Reasoning, two music programs, Reason was the program Pruett made the beats on while Logic was used to record the vocals. Once the music and vocals were finished, Monty Miller added the finishing touches. Pruett ant! i laadsma Ixgan by | ' laying in hascmcnls but after " I ' ced Moncrief. " they were asked to perform at more venues. " We were fortunate to play at the l,yric twice, once to open up for Dani Deahl for a Reclbull-s[ onsorecl event. " Pmett said. " We were also fortunate to play at Workplay in IJinningham for the Shark lank party I)elore the Egg Bowl. " Performing for larger audiences was Haadsma ' s favorite part of being a part of King Kobraz. " Playing at places like the Lyric. Proud Lirry ' s, and Workplay has Ix-en awesome. Live shows arc my favorite part about the whole thing. I think 1 could ilo one every night, " Haadsam said. In the spring of 20 1 3, King Kobra did the halflijiie show for the University of Kentucky basketball game to shoot a music video for their song. " 7 SUNs of CJun . " They also came out with a new mix ta[)e. King Kobraz hopes to keep going in the music business, just as far as they can. 127 ► Kf ' -■? (Far left) Tia Leake, a junior general studies major, rides a mechanical bull in front of ' in student union. (Top left) Juila Berger, unior nutrition major, rides a mechanical bull in front of the student union (Bottom left) Students take photos as a person rides a mechanical bull in front of the student union. (Top center and bottom right) Woody Sorenson, a senior marketing major and president of Alpha Kappa Psi. IS seen after being pied during " Pie A Brother " fundraiser for Alpha Kappa Psi in front of the Student Union. The business fraternity was raising money to attend the Professional Business Leadership Convention in Atlanta. (Top right) Ashley Taylor, a junior psychology major, pies Woody Sorenson. a senior marketing major and president of Alpha Kappa Psi. during " Pie A Brother ' fundraiser for Alpha Kappa Psi in front of the Student Union. CAMPUS LIFE: UNION STYLE The Union Plaza is home to many events Itiroughoul ttie school year including bull riding unng homecoming week, pieing classmates for a charity and during nice weather Union iplugged. which features Ole Miss students singing and performing. During the warmer iinths the union courtyard is a popular place for students to escape the crowded union ' ' fitsria PHOTOS thomas craning 129 ► CAMPUS Where are t h e rqds going? International Paper Company Memphis ChartwelL Financial Memphis -Little Rock St. Jude Children ' s Memphis Research Hospital [§]. Disneyland Resort Nor hf fern Anaheim. CA university Boston, MA KPMG BorgWarner Water Valley, MS Balch Bingham Atlanta Jackson Birmingham Watercolor Resort Santa Rosa Beach, FL North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA PricewaterhouseCoopers International Mission Board Bristol Myers Squibb FedEx ' ° 1311 STUDENT! PROGRAMING ' ' BOARD 1 nB»- 35C I ' lppip 1 J i? ■ ■_-- 1 l : S Ol « " JU1? sr A. nding a notable college with over 20,000 nts. there is always something going on. Whether it is large or small. Ole Miss is always full of fun activities and entertainment to get the college students involved. There are hundreds of committees, clubs and organizations on campus that make a big impact on the Ole Miss community - and one of the most recognized is the Student Programming Board. The Student Programming Board does over i 2 5 events every year. They put on the Welcome Week concert, have Movies in the Grove in which they play movies that are not even released on DVD yet. Miss University pageant. Parade of Beauties pageant, Union Unplugged, A Grand Ole Christmas and Ole Miss Idol. These are just some of the many events that they construct for the student body, The Student Programming Board also produces a spring concert every year. One of the main buzzes of the 20 i 2-20 i 3 school year was the Dierks Bentley concert in the Grove during Welcome Week. Country artist Dierks Bentley approached the Ole Miss Student Programing Board because he was doing a three- town college campus tour. Bentley had played in Oxford belore and wanted to come back for a show because he loved the fan attention that he received from the Ole Miss students. Freshman Molly Johnston said her favorite even! presented this year by Ole Miss was the Dierks Bentlev concert. " The Dierks Bentley concert was by far my favorite event. " Johnston said. " I actually met all my best friends that night without even knowing it. And the best part was that it was free. The Dierks concert brought students of all ages at the university together with the aid of country music. It was a great ice breaker for the incoming freshman! " Welcome Week presented by the SPB made a great impact on the new freshmen community. The SPB not only got Dierks Bentley to play in the Grove, but also set up the Campus and Student organization fair and the Union Unplugged where students had the opportunity to sing on a stage in the Union and show off their talents to other college students. They also showed a Movie in the Grove to attract Ireshmen to come together to hangout in the Grove, and lastly had a " Friday Funday. " where the SPB featured inflatables in the Union pla .a along with a rowdy mechanical bull. Another event thai not only attracts Ole Miss students but also inhabitants of the Oxford community is the Parade of Beauties at the Ford Center every February. The Parade ol Beauties is a beauty pageant including some of the prettiest female students at Ole Miss. Sororities and other women present themselves on stage and are judged on appearance and individual interviews. Only one is crowned Queen. This beautiful pageant brings in great revenue for the University and the SPB. Being on the Slutlenl Pro jraininin.. Buard is actually very easy and attainable if you enjoy planning and organizing events. Anyone can apply to he on the SPB Committee. The apjilications are open during the first weeks of the fall semester every year. The SPB has three different committees: Special Events. Pageants and lintertainment. After a year on the committee, you are cjualified to apply for the Executive Council, which consists of a Director, Associate Director, four Co-directors of Special Events, two Co-directors of Pageants and two Co-directors of Entertainment. After a year as Co-director, one may apply to be the Director or Associate Director. The current Director of the Student Programming Board is VVil Ycrger. a 22-ycar-old senior at the University of Mississip[)i. " I love planning and organizing events. While I have been on the Student Programming Board, I have made many great friendships with faculty and staff members as well as fellow students, " stated Yerger. I ie serves as the direct liaison for the board. Flc is in charge of the council as well as all the participants in SPB. The Student Programming Board is constantly changing and revam[3ing its events every year to stay fresh and on top of things, but one thing always holds true of the committee: They never fail to entertain the college community oi Ole Miss. STORY MADISON THEOBALD 133 1 fe. CAMPUS LIFE Left) Natahe Wood, mis Most Beautiful, cowns Kyndal Hayes (Right) Kyndal Hayes is all smiles dunng the Most Beautiful pageant, which ,s put on by the Student P, gr mmmg Boa d (Op 134 PHOTOS ; NOMAS GRANINC a$3»i PHOTO ANGELINA MAZZANII 13B FOR THE The University of Mississippi is home to many elite sports programs such as basketball, football and baseball, but there ' s another side to Ole Miss athletics, intramurals. The Ole Miss intramurals programs offers .students an opportunity to play sports with their peers in a fun, yet competitive environment. The program offers traditional sports like (lag football, softball. and volleyball, as well as sports like Frisbee golf, battleship and rocketball. Battleship and Rocketball are two of the newest additions to intramural sports. Battleship involves two teams of four, each in a canoe, armed with a bucket and a shield trying to sink their opponents by filling their canoes with water. RoclTetball is a hybrid of kickball and softball where the batter has a choice of kicking the ball or hitting it with a softball bat. Besides playing sports, the Ole Miss intramural program offers students a chance to be employed by being a referee, sports assistant or team leader. Ellie Schmerler, a senior political science major, started out as a referee her sophomore year at Ole Miss and has worked her way to the status of team leader, which is a head student supervisor for intramurals. Schmerler started out refereeing flag football and outdoor soccer and admits it is not an easy job. She remembers a flag football game where she gained the respect of two fraternity teams, who were giving her a hard time. " They thought f had no idea what I was talking about but I actually did, " Schmerler said. " So it was fun giving them a little vvhip-back, kind of proving them wrong in a certain sense. " Schmerler was promoted to sports assistant at the end of her sophomore year, giving her more responsibility in the intramural community. Sports assistants do many things including first aid, helping solve disputes between play°ers and referees, keeping score, and evaluating referees. OVE OF THE GAME hmerler said that team leaders do everything that " jrts assistants do and more like checking players in id out of games, monitoring the games and keeping lice hours every week to deal with phone calls and lails about intramurals. ven though their duties change after promotion, hmerler said that everyone referees at least twice In ery sport. 1 1 just wouldn ' t make sense, it would be like pocrites telling other people how to referee if we in ' t referee ourselves, " Schmerlersaid. i:ven though her job can be stressful and tiring, Schmerler loves being a part of intramural sports and recommends that every student try to play some kind of sport. " I can ' t imagine doing any other job on campus, " Schmerler said. " I think it ' s a good way for kids to come out and play a sport and mingle with other kids. " Sports assistant and sophomore exercise science major, Emily Cockrum mirrors Schmerler ' s love of intramural Sports, whether she ' s refereeing or playing. " I just like being around the whole sports aspect, the competition, the skill, all of it. " Cocknam said. Cockrum grew up playing soccer and it remains her favorite sport to play and to referee. " I ' ve played it my whole life, so I ' m really confident with soccer, " she said. Cockrum said that she enjoys the competition but mainly uses tbe intramural sports as a way to get away for a while. " It ' s just the one thing that I can do that lean take my mind off of everything and focus on that, " she said. " It helps kind of calm me down when everything is stressful. " Cockrum ' s main goal is to see new faces in the intramural sports program. " Getting more people in is what I want to focus on. " she said with a laugh. " You don ' t have to be a superstar to play intramurals. Johnathan Rogers, a senior parks and recreation major, understands Cockrum ' s passion for sports. " From the age of six and on I was playing three to four sports a year. " Rogers said. Rogers is intramural chair for Beta LIpsilon Chi and has spent i o semesters playing intramural sports with his fraternity brothers. As chair, Rogers is responsible for planning the sports he and his brothers will play. " It ' s kind of hard not to go out there when you know that you ' re keeping all the people in your fraternity involved with it, " he said. The best memory Rogers has playing intramural sports is making it to the final four in softball. " It was amazing to see how the fraternity reacted to such a positive moment. " he said. His favorite sport to play is softball because that ' s the sport his fraternity brothers arc most passionate about. " When I get out on the softball field everyone is just pumped to play and it ' s hard not to love doing that. " STORY BRADLEY BOLEWARt PHOTOS AUSTIN MCAFEE (Above) Sophomore Caleb Robinson attempts a jump shot during an intramural basketball game Robinson belongs to the IFC intramural team (Opposite) Senior Nolan Granzin at temps a layup during an intramural basketball game 137 |l CAMPUS LIFf PHOTOS - iLIM J,- CAMPUS PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY JAY NO 140 Jay Nogami goes scuii . , i - , „■ jjying abroad at Macquai, A POSTCARD REALITY STORY STEFF THOMAS I Have you been daydreaming about the Eiffel Tower in Paris? The Great Wall of China? The Sydney Opera House? The Coliseum in Rome? These postcard attractions are not as untouchable as one might believe. The University of Mississippi offers an endless amount of study abroad programs that could land you in one of these picturesque destinations, and many more. Some study abroad programs last one semester and others last an entire year. Jay Nogami, junior public policy leadership and economics double major, is currently in his second semester studying abroad at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Nogami believes that studying abroad is an opportunity that everyone should try to take advantage of. " Everyone who can study abroad should because it really is a great opportunity to travel and see the world before we get old and chained to a desk, " Nogami said in an online interview. Studying a foreign language? Many semester and summer abroad programs arc catered to students who are in the process of Icarnino a new language. Being immersed in a different culture native to the target language can be beneficial. Some say it is easier to learn a new language when you are forced to speak nothing else. Lila Agner, junior mechanical engineering major, is studying Korean as a foreign language in the fairly new program at the University of Mississippi. With hopes of becoming better acquainted with the language and culture, .Agner has future plans to study abroad in Busan. South Korea. " 1 did a lot of research about Busan, " said Agner. " It is the second largest city in South Korea and my language partner from last semester was from there. I would love to study abroad to see him again while hopefully getting a better grasp on the Of course, not all students are interested in foreign languages. Many students choose to study in other countries simply for the change of scenery and experience. The university is partnered with several universities that speak English as a native language, including Australia. " T chose Australia because an English language college was necessary so I could keep up with my studies, " Nogami said. " Plus it is heaps cooler than Europe because you get great weather, friendly people, and who doesn ' t want to go to the beach on Christmas Day? " When asked what is the most rewarding part of studying abroad, the breathtaking sights were not the number one answer. The most popular answer was meeting new people. Studying abroad gives you a chance to connect with people from all over the world and create connections that could last a lifetime. " The most rewarding part of studying abroad has been the broad range of people I ' ve met, " said Nogami. " Not only will I now have lifelong friends in Australia, but all around the world which gives me a sense of what brings us all together, and the barriers that kecjj us apart. " Not all students have an interest in studying abroad prior to taking the leap. Some are comfortable righl where they are, until an opportunity flntls them, laylor Bryan, sophomore English, psychology and sociology triple major, spent her first semester of university abroad. Bryan, a native ol ONJord, studied in Ihessaloniki, CIreece ior lour months. " I wasn ' t even going to go to college at first, but Ole Miss contacted me and asked me to try the freshman sttitly abroad program, " Bryan said. " I had never really even been out of Mississi|)|)i and it gave me a chance to find myself " Studying abroad can he costly, hut in the end it may be worth every penny. Some programs oiler scholarships to students who may need a little extra help. In addition to these scholarships, some programs also accept the scholarships and grants that students receive to study at the University of Mississippi. " The scholarship money and awards that 1 would receive to study at Ole Miss still applied, " said Bryan. " I basically got to study in Greece for free. " Need more reasons to study abroad or information about programs? Visit an advisor in the Study Abroad office located on the third floor of Martindale Student Services Center or go online to outreach.olemiss.edu study.abroad. 1411 CAMPUS W FAR FROM HOME in one world and study within one s. Tliere are several continents on Earth and the University of Mississippi is made up of several schools. It is these things that show that the University of Mississippi mirrors the Earth in many ways with over 20,000 students from all over the United States and the globe. Out-of-state students, especially those from non- southern states, may have a h ard time adjusting to the Mississippian way of life. While this might be true, the students who have the most difficulty are the international students. For some of them, this is their first time coming to the United States. Iwyson Costa, a junior pharmacy major from Teresina, Brazil, couldn ' t even locate Mississippi on a map before coming to America. " I was really worried about coming to Mississippi because I did not know anything about it, " said Costa. " In fact, I did not know much about America at all except what I saw in movies. " Some students warm up to the culture right away because it is not completely new. Jihye " Kristine " Lee, senior political science major from Seoul, South Korea, was brought to the United States when she was a little girl, but was sent back to South Korea only a few years later. " Our family moved to San Francisco when I was six years old, but I went straight to South Korea for boarding school after I graduated from middle school, " said Lee. While at home in South Korea, Lee wanted to find a university where she could experience first-hand the life of an American college student. Throuoh suggestions and research, she decided on Ole Miss. " I knew this would be the best fit for me, and a way to experience a traditional American university, " Lee said. " I have definitely seen and felt it myself through my experience so far. " It is no surprise that the LInited States has opportunities for jobs that other countries do not. According to Lee, the job market in South Korea is hierarchical with women and young adults havino the hardest time with employment. " Because of this, my dad really wanted me to come back to America to improve my English in order to get a job, " said Lee. " He always tells me to never, ever, think about settling in South Korea and to always widen my horizons beyond just Asia. " The language barrier can often be an obstacle, but there are several programs at Ole Miss dedicated to the success of international students. Amono these STORY Tr F THOMAS is the Global Ambassadors program. The progran pairs exchange students with native students, and the Intensive English program designed to help international students improve their English. " In the beginning it was very difficult to switch from Norwegian into English all the time, " said Sara Bydal Ness, senior education major from Foerde, Norway. " I was a little nervous but now i feels natural. " What makes the University of Mississippi so special when it comes to international students? Why not let them answer that question? " The people here are not that typical American that just love themselves, " said Ness. " They are really warm and genuine people that have welcomed us in the best way possible. " We pride ourselves on being one big family. We art one big melting pot. One Ole Miss. " I love that I am a Rebel even though I am an exchange student, " said Costa. " I am so glad to be part of this family. " w 882 STUDENTS, 87 COUNTRIES, ONLY 1 OLE MISS urn I (WW ni Ll " ' Swasiwiw - ' miV: umiimBiOMcn AtrA HIKHMA 111 HIKKWEHI HDIA IU4) K Hl!l) ft£ L 111 JATANISJI januiiaii l B KWHITOl KUW»II 111 HV B i!!»miii D B MilA ' f ' IAiGI H «[I ' A1 (. 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The chapter was officially started in Spring of 2011. This chapter services both of the high schools in the area (the Oxford Chargers and the Lafayette Commodores). MoneyThinl has become a way for the students attending the University of l 1ississippi to give bacl( to the Lafayette and Oxford communities. The chapter has been very blessed to have grown so large in just the past year. Though the chapter started with eight mentors and six classrooms, we have grown to 11 classrooms and 23 dedicated mentors; and the program can only get better. At Ole Miss we strive to live by our University Creed: The University of Mississippi is a community of learning dedicated to nurturing excellence in intellectual inquiry and personal character in an open and diverse environment. As a voluntary member of this community: I believe in respect for the dignity of each person, I believe In fairness and civility, I believe In personal and professional Integrity, I believe In academic honesty. I believe In academic freedom, I believe In good stewardship of our resources, I pledge to uphold these values and encourage others to follow my example. And MoneyThinl is a perfect way for the Ole Miss students to put those beliefs into real practice. MONEY THINK Pictured: (From left): Will Scott. Victoria Williams, AJ Barrios. Austin Varber. Jon Stephens. Mary Margaret Johnson. Keely Childress, William (Bill) Oickerson. Anna Katherine (AK) Suggs. Drayton Neely. Lee Harris, William (Bill) Cole. Not Pictured: Molly Scofield, Grace Glanton. All Alexander. Seth LeBlanc. Benjamin May SIGMA ALPHA IOTA Taylor Abbey Hillary Baker Rebecca Braddock Kathleen Brown Julie Carter Lauren Casady Caittan Eidt Kattierine Freeman Hannah Gadd Sydney Hembree Haley Jones Karmen McMinn Saiah Pearcy Erin Poole Mary Simmons Leslie Sisson Victoria Stanford Allison Stewart Kaitlyn Toner Jasmine Warren OLEMISS WOMEN ' S COUNCIL Shaqueta Franklin Courtney Jackson Ryan Humphries Jillian Lann Brea Rich Ruben Ruiz Jack Fitzpaliick Hannah KathenneHeiii Tyler Jackson Bobby Kelly MiaKloth Jake Moorhead ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY SENATE ARTHER ACHIGBU STEVEN ANDERSON ROB BARBER BARNETT CARTER OUINNJARVIS BOOKER ROD BRIDGES LAUREN BRISCOE ALEX BROWN JENNIFER CAMPBELL MADELINE CAMPBELL ANA GAYLE CHRISTIAN KAITLYN COGHLAN CAMERON CRAINE ASHTON CREEL HARDY DELAUGHTER BRITTANY DUKES EMERSON GEORGE THOR GOODFELLOW CLIFFORD GORDON SHELBY HALL KIMBERLY HARDGES SEAN HIGGINS ISIAH HILL CATHERINE HOLMAN WESLEY HOWELL SEAN KANG OUADRAY KOHLHEIM LOGAN KIRLAND TRISTEN JACKSON REESE LOGAN TRIPP LOOSER SAM MARTIN LUCY MCEUEN RUTH MOORE DANNA NOBILE MATT OGLESBY BRIDGES PHILLIPS MARY LANDRUM PYRON VIVIAN PARIS JAMES PARRETT BILLY RAINEY DAVIS ROGERS SHONTAE SCOTT EMILIE STREET CHRISTIAN SCHLOEGEL CHARD SMITH MICHAEL SMITH LAUREN SUN COURTNEY TAYLOR MACHAELWADE CAMILLE WALKER LODEN WALKER HUGH WARREN OLIVIA WATKINS LIZZY WICKS CALWILKERSON KATHRYN WORTHY 15 ' (from left to right, top row) Claire Reid, Emily Wrigley, Maggie Spear, Kathy Trabue (middle row) Landin Smith, Alison Bartel, Lizzy Wicks, Kendra Wright. Patrick Fields (first row) Holly Smith, Maia Cotelo, Conner Thoman CROFT INSTIT STUDENT SENATE 155 CLUBS PHI THETA KAPPA ack row: Darrah Pharr, Jasmine Williams, Steven Smith, Desiree Kapler, Crystal Meel s, Ty ' Kereia bbs, Matt Summers rd row: Cody Taylor, Rakim Rowley (Leadership Committee), Logan Dodson (Leadership Commit tee), Lacey Orr (Leadership Committee), Ashley Johnson (President), Haley Harvey Bree Wigintoi 2nd row: DJ Chumbley Ethan Turner, Alex Garner Camille Murphy Laura Kyle, Brittany Urbati, Chris tina Fullenkamp, Brynne Perkins 1st row: Meghan McCulloch, Tori McCuLloch, Jes sica Stewart, Haley Sims, Kelly Lewis, Katie Day, Akellea Swingrum Not pictured: John Biffle, Katie Bishop, Warren Boatwright, Andrew Brown, Dustin Brown, John Allen Brown, Kayla Carpenter, Rachel Chancel lor, Cara Clark, Anna Feather, Jessica Forbus, Bo Garrett, Karen Hernandez, Mary Hilton, Mallory Hurt, Debbie Johnson, Karlye Montgomery Katelin Moore, Megha PateL Kelly Pounders, Billy Rush, Bailey Stanley, Andrew Tanous, Ashley Taylor, Brittany Turman, Rachel Voss, Kathryn Worthy Staff Advisor: Jason McCormick and Tyler Biggs Student Advisor: Laura Kyle i ' M.iti TUDENT PR CARD Director: Wil Verger Associate Director: Kishan Gopal Co Directors of Special Events: Alley Daily, Peter Englert, Cedric Garron Co Directors of Entertainment: Jim Hosier and Fritz Valerio Co Directors of Pageants: Sealy Smith and DeeAnn Williams Advisor: Bradley Balder 157 THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING 158 DR HANK M BOUNDS, COMMISSIONER (TRUSTEES) ED BLAKESLEE, PRESIDENT BOB OWENS, VICE PRESIDENT KAREN L CUMMINS BRADFORD JOHNSON DYE III E HOOPER RKER AUBREY PATTERSON ALAN W, PERRY CHRISTINE LINDSAY PICKERING ROBIN ROBINSON DR DOUGLAS W. ROUGE CD. SMITH. JR. BLACK STUDENT UNION EXECUTIVE COUNCIL PRESIDENT- LAUREN WRIGHT VICE PRESIDENT- TIRRANNY L NETTLES TREASURER- OUADRAY KOHLHIEM CABINET KELLS R, JOHNS COURTNEY L WASHINGTON FERRAND JENKINS NICOLE BARNES LAKENDRICK DIXON TIM ABRAMS BRITTANY DUKES COURTNEY JACKSON DANIEL C. ROBERTS ADVISOR; NOT PICTURED- VAL ROSS GRAD ADVISOR- NOT PICTURED- JARI MINNETT 1591 STUDENT 0R6ANIZAM W (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): LIU (CHINA), IBRAHIM HUDA TAN). SHOBHAN SINGH ,) AND NARESH MODEPALLI ■) .E ROW (FROM LEFT TO ): ZIL TAN (MALAYSIA). H KANDOI (NEPAL), MARCO A (MEXICO). ADITYA KHARE 0, AMIR AZIZ (SINGAPORE) IRMAL DHARMARATNE (SRI ) OTTOM ROW (FROM LEFT TO :IGHT); WAN YEE YAM (MALAYSIA). iAADIAH BRENNAN (JORDAN). UNICE CHONG (MALAYSIA), HYO lUNG CHOI (SOUTH KOREA). 1ISUN HAN (SOUTH KOREA). :aYOUNG OH (SOUTH KOREA) AND EKYOUNG OH (SOUTH KOREA) COLUMNS ASHLEY BALL KEGAN COLEMAN OUADRAYKOi-iLncii-i DOUG ODOM AJ BARRIOS STEVIE FARRAR LAUREN LYLES DANIEL ROBERTS ADAM BLACKWELL BRACEY HARRIS GUS MAPLES SARAH ROBINSON ELLISON BROWN MOLLY HARRIS MARGARET ANN DREW TOPPIN STEPHANIE BROCK HURSTON MORGAN CHARLES WOODS BURKHOLDER RYAN JONES ROBBIE MURPHEY LAUREN WRIGHT MADISON COBURN GURKIRAT KAUR TIRRANY NETTLES 161 •. »•¥ ■ .y V y- I ' TEACHERS OF TOMORROW FRONT ROW (L-R) TAMMIE ELDRED (PRESIDENT), DR SUSAN BENNETT DAVINA LONG, BAILEY ROBERTS, TABITHA ARCULT, MORGAN YELVERTON, JENNIFER LOGAN BACK ROW (L-R) ALLISON BUNN (SECRETARY), JESSICA MCCOLPIN, ASHLEY BRICE, CANDICE WOOD. ELIZABETH WADE. DR. AMBER MCCULLOUGH, MICHELLE HEATH, LEIGH TURNER MISS DESOTO STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE MEMBERS INCLUDE; (L-R) BEVERLY BEHRINGER, JANNA HAYS. DEBRA BROCKINGTON. ANDREW KLIMAN 2012 AMBASSADORS INCLUDE; SONYA HUDSON, MEGAN TRIMBLE. JAN VIDAL, CASEY BARNETT STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION MEMBERS INCLUDE: JANELLE TOUNGETT. DEVON BIRMINGHAM. KRISTI WORRELL, CINDY SUTTON, CASEY BARNETT LATREDRICK WILKINS, ASHLEY JONES (ADVISOR) 162 HISTORY CLUB MEMBERS INCLUDE: (L-R) DR FLEEGLER, JENNIE MORAN. MONIQUE MILAM. CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, TYLER GARRISON, SHELBY BENNETT-GLENN, DR, RICE LPHA SIGMA LAMBDA HONOR SOCIETY (FRONT L TO R) SHARON WICKS. SHELBY PRICE. ROOKE SANSOM. HEATHER KNIGHT VIVIAN SIMS, WHITNEY BERNARDINI. JULIE-ANN RENO. YUNJOO LEE (MIDDLE L TO R) JUDITH TERRY LANDON FISHER. HANNAH FAULKNER, LEIGH NN SHORT LEIGHHEALY KIMBERLY BLYTHE. MARSHALL REDD. LATOYA PARKER (BACK L O R) PAMELA WILLIAMS. COLIN WILSON, DEREK VANDUNSE KRISTINA WORRELL. THERESA OWE. ROSE BERRY RICHARD BELL. LANITA REID. SKYE RHODES. PATRIC RHODES. BENJAMIN SEAM, CHRISTOPHER BENNETT PHI BETA LAMBDA MEMBERS INCLUDE: FRONT ROW (L-R) CHRISTINE PHILLIPS. CAITLIN ADKINS. CINDY SUTTON. DR LYNN KUGELE (ADVISOR), KRISTI WORRELL. IRENE DITTENNER. LATREDRICK WILKINS BACK ROW ( L-R) DEVON BIRMINGHAM. SHANNON DANIEL, ALYSON GRAY TIFFANY S CLIMMONS. CASEY BARNETT DELORIS DODSON. MICHELE GILL. MARIA ESCAMILLA, BROOKF MCniJFFY ADAM TORTOREI I A KAPPA DELTA PI EDUCATION HONOR SOCIETY FRONT ROW (SEATED) LEFT TO RIGHT ANITA JACKSON. RHONDA KINNEY JENNIFER LOGAN. DAVINA LONG. DEBRA ARMSTRONG MCCOMMON. WENDI MCCOY LATOYA PARKER. ASHLEY RENEE SOMMERFELD, DEIDRE ANNE SULLIVAN. BRANDI NICOLE TAYLOR. AND LAUREN ASHLEY WADE BACK ROW (STANDING) LEFT TO RIGHT: TABITHA LEIGH ARCUTT WHITNEY BERNARDINI. ROSE BERRY ASHLEY BRICE. ALLISON BUNN. KACY COVINGTON. TIFFANY DABNEY TAMMIE ELDRED. DAWN RENEE HOLMAN. PATRICIA IRBY DR NICHELLE BOYD. DR. FANNYE LOVE. AND DR VIRGINIA MOORE STUDENT SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATION MEMBERS INCLUDE FRONT ROW (L-R) EMILY NORTON. MEGAN TRIMBLE, JAN VIDAL SHELBY PRICE, SHEMIAH GILLESPIE, LIZ BLAIR MIDDLE ROW ( L-R) KATIE HAMP BROOKE SANSON, TONYA HAYES, WYNELLA PETERS, NATASHA RAYFORD, JESSICA SMITH, CICEZY HINSON, ANNA KANE BACK ROW (L-R) JESSICA HENDRIX. TINA ROBERSON, TIFFANY M JONES, PATRIA JONES, ANGELA HUDSON, ANGELA BENSON, SONYA HUDSON, DR JERRY WATSON (ADVISOR) mp OLE MISS TUPELO ALPHA SIGMA LAMDA New members pictured (FROM LEFT) are: Bridget Chism, Brandi Burch, Jennifi:, Hurd. Paige Sanderson, Carroll Lee, Kellv Ward, and Matthew Craig Pliarr. Others inducted but not present: Kerri Baugh, John Gray, Victoria Ard, Brad Benson, Karrie CarroU, Landon Fisher, Rebecca Harris, Whitney Raye Matthews, John Wesley Roberts, Tiffany Sudduth, Kriste Treadaway and Edward Vitagliano 164 TEACHERS OF TOMORROW TOTS JUNIOR OFFICERS . ' ' ' Wt r H jH frSS SSSm I B I H |fl iiN ' f1 4 loSy J| ■ i 1 STUDENT SOCIAL WORK ORGANIZATION ?bbiePannell(President).NornianOaleNabors(Vice-President). Stephanie Johnson (Secretary). 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CAMPUS REC k: ALL OF THESE TO TRY Ol ' _ADMINTON - ' ' ' •f -r - t ICE HOCKEY - MENSUI SOCCER - vv ir ' i[ii-J o u - WOMEN ' S ULTIMATE FRISBEE LL ...AND EVEN A BASS FISHING TEAM OLE MISS FILM SOCIETY JUST DEDICATED TO WATCHING GOOD FILMS CULTURAL CONNECTIONS ' PROGRAM A place for International students, faculty, staff and American students to promote socialization to incoming International and American students. Gives ttie opportunity to develop friendsfiips, leaderstiip skills and cultural awareness by fielping serve the international community at Ole Miss. Get Cultured. Vail! THINKING ABOUT LAW SCHOOL? PLUG IN !■ fhe Ole Miss Pic-Lavv Soci fly is ;i prciiiolc " ' ' " " ' ' ' " tient ()ii;;ini ;ilii)ii towiird the ■ ii-li-i oracluatcs w ■ ' -- in piii-suing careers in law. V7 _t , A pl82 That Was Then This Is Now pl85 Reuben Anderson: Lawyer In Action pl87 50 years Later pl91 Henry Gallagher: A Soldier ' s Story pl92 Looking Back at Fish Camp INTEGRATION PHOTO PHILLIP WALLER As Ole Miss and Auburn fans mingled in the Grove and the Circle, in a tjuiet corner away from the noise sat James Meredith ami friend Hiram Eastland. In a rare opportunity, they spoke with student journalists, Meredith ' s first on-campus interview in 50 years. Dressed in his red and blues, Meredith laid out his life and his goals, unveiling the truth of why he came to Ole Miss. Though many consider him a staple citizen in the civil rights movement, Meredith disagreed. " Frankly, I had never heard of the ' civil riohts movement, ' " Meredith said. " I had been nine years in the military, the last three years [before coming to Ole Miss] overseas. That wasn ' t part of my reality. " Instead, Meredith saw himself as " a servant of God on a specihc mission of God, " which ret|uired him to restore the power and glory to his Choctaw bloodline. The reason for the bloodlines ' end was rooted in arrogance and ' refusal to believe anybody was smarter than us, ' according to Meredith. Considering his circumstances, Meredith found the most effective way to achieve his family ' s dream of bringing back the power that once was, to put his foot in the door of higher education and learn from others, something his ancestors failed to do. " Our great shortcoming was our failure to appreciate and learn from others, " Meredith said. " If we were ever to become a real part of the Mississippi scene, we would have to know as much as other Mississippians. So that ' s how I got involved. " As history shows, Meredith was not a welcome member to the Ole Miss scene at lirst. In pictures appears a young, calm Meredith, shoulder leaning as if he had not a care in the world, amidst a sea of scornful faces. Pictures and history say one thing, but Meredith said another. PHOTO AUSTIN MCAFEE " I never saw one person here, not one, " Meredith said. " I wasn ' t concerned about what anybody did then It was pretty clear in my mind what Mississippi w.i and what it had been. In my view, anything that anybody did that was not what they should be doin was simply my failure to do my job. that it couldn ' l possibly be their fault, only my fault. " Though Meredith ' s initial mission started in conccr for his family, his mission continues. His concerns now lie with the public education system and the future of Mississippi ' s youth. " [The public education system in Mississippi] is almost a total disaster and everyone ' s still focusing u higher education. " Meredith said. " It may still be a problem but the real problem in Mississippi is from birth to age 1 8. And that ' s my present mission. " According to Meredith, the demise of Mississippi ' s public school system took fire in the late 1 960s. Within a few years, the number of black principals tliroughout the state dropped dramatically. Blacks jssotiated with the civil rights movement were lired and established new routes in bigger cities throughout the country. .■kcording to a 1003 United States census on educational attainment in the United States. 80 percent of blacks in the United States 25 years and over graduated high school. It was deliberately destroyed and it has not been built back, " Meredith said. " Mississippi is suttcring already and if we don ' t change it. we are really going to be in bad shape. I ' m not opposed to nothing that happened 50 years ago, but my mission from Cod now is to get the black people of Mississippi to do for themselves all that they can do to improve their lives. His plan to build the public education system oegii s with the church. THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW The church is the starting point, an extended family, and inHuential to little ones. Church members. Meredith believed, are responsible for seeing their children succeed. He said it is important for the church and community to take part in building a child ' s foundation. Establishing a sense of community will bring about more educated citizens. " Everybody needs to know each other in their communities and that doesn ' t happen anymore, " Eastland said, who is over Eastland Law Offices in Greenwood and O.xford. " It doesn ' t but it has to, " Meredith chimed in. " We ' re already in very serious trouble. " After the same goal. Eastland and Meredith identified with Frederick Douglass ' ide,i that the key to freedom is education. " We opened the doors of higher education but nobody ' s going to be able to take advantage of it with all these children that arc chained in poverty - STORY KRISTEN STEPHENS unless we do something about the public school system, " Eastland said. " It ' s everybody ' s responsibility to teach [die youllil the values so they will have the discipline and desire to learn. We haven ' t completed the journey. " Eastland continual that the issue should not just be a concern for liberals or conservatives, blacks or whiles, rich or poor, but shoulil be something the entire country lakes attention to. " We ' re all in it together, " Eastland saitl. " We ' re starting to sec encouraging seeds ol thai and that people arc willing to roll up their sleeves and do it. " The country should focus on " blending passions and reasons " of all people according to Eastland and learn to stand up and engage the young people. I le said ihe youngest generation has to pilch in. Meredith realized he played .111 imporlaiil part 50 years ago but fell his mission continues to today ' s youth and ensuring they would be able to " take advantage of going to a place like ( lie Miss. " according to Eastland. •Thai ' s why he has a tendency to not focus on what he did 50 years ago, " Eastland said, " I le wants to focus on the future. ' " It ' s amazing. You can watch it and see it in his eyes. It ' s so powerful thai now, opposed to 50 years ago when no one would speak to him or shake his hand, he now feels so much a part of the family of Olc Miss and he is a treasured member ol the family at Ole Miss. " And it was evident for as the interview carried on, bis delightful presence welcomed groups ol people of dilterent races wailing to speak to " Mr Mcrediih, " :i a ■ J SI a 1 nii I iJ q EKlM 1 AWYER INACTION is 1:30 on a Monday afternoon in October and in rolls Reuben Anderson into a large, but warm and initing lecture hall in the University of Mississippi kIiooI of Law. Il ' s tall, confident, impressive - almost regal. nderson is wearing a tailored crisp blue suit and a Lcl tie. He is, of course, an Ole Miss man. speaking of Anderson, law school dean F ichard Cicrshon said: " He is not only a great lawyer and a rcat judge, but he is just a wonderful person. " nderson is a senior partner at the Jackson law firm i ' helps Dunbar. Anderson is the first black person to attend the )Ie Miss law school and the first black justice " i the Mississippi Supreme Court. Both are reasons for Anderson ' s lecture at the law school ' s Lommemoralion of James Meredith ' s groundbreaking enrollment at Ole Miss. nderson completed his undergraduate studies at lougaloo College - " the breadbasket of the ci il ' ights " as of one of .Anderson ' s mentors called it. lliat mentor. Mr. Young, a black lawyer, told him to apply to the Ole Miss law school. nd like any gooti mentee, Anderson sent in an ■application to the law school in the spring of 1 964. five letters from graduates of the institution. " Tliat was a major batde for me. I didn ' t know five white people, let alone five white lawyers, " he said. Anderson was not able to attend Ole Miss Law that year, but life went on, Mr. Young helped him get into the law program at Southern University in Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Hme rolled on and Reuben Anderson never ex|X ' Cied to hear from Ole Miss again. Uncvpectedly. Anderson received a letter Irom Joshua Morse, the legendar) ' Ole Miss law school dean, who enrolled black students without trepidation. Morse asked .Anderson to come to Ole Miss on a scholarship and Anderson agreed. Six yeani after . ' nderson graduated, in 1 972. Ole Miss had more African Vmcrican law school students than any institution in America at the time. Anderson says he didn ' t have many racial conHicts with otiier students. Since he was a gratluate student and older, students tended not to Iwther him. After Ole Miss law. Antlerson s[H;nt the early part ol his career representing clients in civil rights cases, I le worked iis an associate to the NAACP Legal Delense Fund. rhree days later he received a letter slating he needed Anderson liegan making a life for himself in an America that almost no one would recognize il given a glimpse of it today. .Anderson recalls a segregated bus trip to Jackstjn from Oxford. " IJeingat Ole Miss. I s;iid I ' ve got to sit in the front of the bus and I did and there were two gentlemen there talking about jxilitics in Mississippi, " he viid. 1 Ic was taken aback by tiie conversation he overheard. " They were talking about Jimmy Swan. Ross Harnett, And the other gentleman said. ' What alxmt this fella William Winter? ' " fliat conversation would end with an astounding opinion from one of the men, " ' And the guy said, well he ' saiilx ral. And tlie gentleman said. ' What a lil)eral! ' And he s;iys. " I le rovesN-1-C-Gs ' . " ITiai was not unusual for 1 960s Mississippi. And thai would not he the last time Anderson heard the name William Winter. Winter is the former Mississippi governor known for his ardent sup[X)n of public education and racial reconciliation. Winter was in attendance at Anderson ' s " 50 Years of Integration " lecture. In 1 982, Winter appointed Anderson to Ixxome a circuil court judge. If that is not enough. Antlerson along with three other black lawyeni, integrated the Mississi|)pi Bar Association. By the lime he was zg, lie hatl Ixxome president of the Bar, Following his lecture, Andenwn S|)ent some time with the law school ' s chapter of the National Black Law Students ssiKiation, I le answered questions alK)ut law school, getting jobs, and problems that may come up in life. I lis wife, Phyllis, even quipped in every now and then, Reuk-n Anderson s|)eni his ilay delivering a lecture to a packed autlience and talked with law students one on-one for over an hour, and even after that, he had other engagements. Before he could leave a student asked him one last question. " Do you think alxiui your role in civil rights history? " 1 lis res[x)nse was priceless. " Only thing that is important to me is family- 1 ho[x; I have, hut that ' s not something I think about. " I lien Phyllis says, " lliat was quick! " As i anGei hon said, " he is just wonderiul. " 183 INTEGRATION , Miss is seen as having one of the most luiilul college campuses in the country. Like rything in this world it was not always like nne time our campus was painted red, not ih the dresses and suits of Rebel fans, but with xxlshed. 1 October i , 1 962, James Howard Meredith aght hard to become the first African- ncrican student to enroll at the university. ' L ' spite multiple efforts by former governor Ross liarnett to keep him avvav. Meredith was not Jeterred. The diversity the school possesses is in a large part due to this one man. The events ' f 1962 were a turning point for the LIniversity of ■lississippi; we must never forget. Now, 50 years later, we celebrate the good fortune and opportunities that have come from ' liat single victory. In a series of events entitled, " 50 Years of Integration, " students, faculty, alumni and other visitors joined together to show their appreciation. The celebration began on Sunday, September o, with an extended prayer service held at the Hord Center. Originally a walk of remembrance liad been scheduled to open the event, but poor weather conditions forced a cancellation. Chancellor Dan Jones addressed the crowd •It 6:30 pm that Sunday night. " It is very meaningful for me to personally walk this path over the next few days as we celebrate the wonderful diversity of our campus now. Not just Mr, I iarry Belalonte. a well-known American celebrating, but commemorating those sad events songwriter, actor and social activist from the civil that forced that integration fifty years ago. " rights era. Even after half a century, those who were involved and present during that fight are still haunted by those events. Several religious leaders were invited to speak and initiate prayer. Among those invited were Bishop Duncan M. Cray Jr. of St. Peters Episcopal Church and his son Bishoji Duncan Gray IH. The bishop spoke to the hearts of the audience with his anecdotes of his involvement against the efforts of Gov. Barnett. " That night does not bring back good memoric for me; however. I had been involved with many organizations for racial reconciliation. That night was the most violent night I had ever seen. " Several other guests also took the podium that night, and a recited prayer followed each speech. The audience sat with eyes closed and heads bowed while each prayer was spoken aloud. While the lighting may have been poor for the photographers, it was perfect for the flickering of the electronic candles that had been distributed toward the beginning of the ceremony. In closing, the crowd stood together, some for the first time since 1962, and sang the hymn, " Lift Every Voice and Sing. " The University of Mississippi was more than pleased to welcome closing keynote speaker Chancellor Dan Jones introduced Mr. lielafonte at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012 and the crowd fell silent as he began his recollection of that time period. " We arc here to celebrate a bit of history that transformed not only this institution, hut changed the way Mississippi traditionally did business. " Belafonte efForilessIy held the attention of the audience while placing a picture into the mind of those who were not alive during thiit time and helping those ' cierans who had come back to pay tribute to Mcretlith and their alma mater, relive those events along with him. Belafonte could not have articulated ii any better when he said. " People say civil rights is past or today is a different day. and I am saddened hv that conclusion. Nothing could be further from the truth. " So as we all live our day-lo day lives, we must keep in mind that there are always obstacles that need to he overcome. But do not fret, for Meredith showed us that it only takes one person with ambition to start something thai will last. And it is not just the fresh cut lawn and architecture that makes our campus beautiful, but the scars thai give it historv and show that we have fought hard for something more than just a Grove spot during football games. STORY STEFF THOMAS FIFTY YEARS LATER i INTEGRATION PHOTO ALEX EDWARDS 187 1 INTEGRATION u n r A SOLDIER ' S STORY ! L-nry Gallagher was a 23-year-old 2 ' " ' lieutenant in the Army According to Gallagher, it was two coinplctt-lv tiifieretu classes :■ hen the call came in for what he thought at the time was only a staring at each other. I Jis soldiers ilidn ' i have cars, only hus tokens, tiaining exercise. But Gallagher and his troops were headed to the and they certainly didn ' t wear khakis. Gallagher said that the well small town of Oxford, Miss. lor what would hecome one of the most dressed whites hothered him and his troops more than it seemed to Mijnificant events in the school ' s history. bother Meredith. i:i Gallagher ' s book. James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Suldier ' s Story, Fort Dix, New Jersey was where Gallagher ' s I ' lurney began. He said that he and his troops loaded up their jeeps iind trucks with their gear antl waited for an umpire to grade them " n their response. An umpire never came and he and his soldiers were never graded. Instead, they loaded their gear on a plane Iieaded for the Memphis Air Force base. Ciallagher said that it was not until halfway through the flight that he learned where his platoon was headed and the reason for their deployment. They were headed for the campus of Ole Miss, where ■I riot had broken out in response to the first African-American •■tudent. James Meredith, being admitted to the university. After the riot was put down. Gallagher expected to go home, but he was charged with the task of protecting James Meredith from would be attackers. Gallagher remembers the difference in his fellow soldiers and the students on campus who heckled Meredith. " I noticed they were well-dressed whites, khakis and Madras shirts, driving around on campus in Thunderbirds, " he said. " My troops were from the lower middle class, draftees. Iliey ' d be working at the factories and the mills in the Northeast if they weren ' t in the army. Even though he was head of Meredith ' s security detail, Gallagher admits they were never close, but he remembers a moment when Meredith did speak to him, Gallagher was sitting and reading one of the many death threat letters that Meredith received, and when he found one that threatened Meredith ' s family he turned to him out of concern. " I looked at him antl saiil, ' 1 la e you read this. James? ' and he looked at me and said. ' Lieutenant, I ' m late lor my Spanish class. ' " Gallagher said. " Well there ' s a sense of the courage of this man. " " Stripped down it was just pure, unadulterated courage, " Gallagher said in his book, describing Meredirh as the most courageous man he ever met. Gook Chair and associate professor of journalism. Curtis Wilkie. was a student at Ole Miss during the riot antl thinks that Gallagher ' s book is accurate and a good reati, " It ' s got a lot of information not contained in all the other books that have written about the integration of Ole Miss because it ' s from his perspective of a military guy. " Wilkie says that he has tried to read as many books on the subject as he could and Gallagher ' s book is something special. " It ' s a totally different book. " he says. " That ' s why I enjoyed it. " Kathleen Wickham. associate professor of journalism and director of gratluate stuilies. knows Gallagher personally and agrees with Wilkie. Wickham believes Gallagher did a great job of putting his voice into the pages and that it is rare for an oral storyteller like Gallagher to begooti at writing also. " Because i had heard I lenry ' s story so much his voice was in my head antl his ' oice matched thai on the pages. " she says. " It was like i lenrv was sitting there next to me telling me some of these stories, which 1 had heard on several occasions. " Wickham thinks that it is very important for students to read books like CJalkigher ' s. She said that her students are aware of the crisis, and thai Meredith integrated the university but they tlon ' t know it. " Ihey tlon ' t know it in the sense where they can go out and walk the path and look at the pictures in the hallway of Farley and alworb it so it becomes real to them. " she said. " So this book would ake it cry I ■al. " Wickham said that she really enjoyed the book and [ilans to ihaiik Gallagher. " One of my tasks now that I ' ve finished the book is to write him antl say, ' Henry, good job. ' " STORY BRADLEY BOLEWARE )l ING BACK AT FISH CAMP When people look back on what occurred at Ole Miss 50 years ago. their t thouijhts go to James Meredith and the issue of integration. ily a lew would think ol the men that were sen! to protect Meredith and hack the angry riot. Some ol these men were brought back to the school I their story - the stones of the United States Marshals. Inid " Staple. Hershel Gamer, and Richard Bowden are three of the .S. Deputy Marshals that were present for the actual riots or on following weeks. .It the Lyceum the next day. We still put up with it for a id I m proud of those guys to put up with what we did, " said icussed th e living conditions of the U.S. Marshals who stayed ihoui the " Fish Camp " because not many people have jhc media was not allowed there. old cotton patch that had been taken over by ■rounded by muddy water on three sides, The s to form a camp for the drained Marshals almost 30 hours. I hey shared this space with an ,1 cotlonmouths. ho was present in O.xford, recalled the us as we were coming Ironi the airport to One of the things that he recollected was that some of the students approached the Marshals that he was with. They told them that they were opposed to what was happening, but recognized the law and were going I ' abide by it. Throughout this horrible situation, all three Marshals shared funny stories from their comrades, including teasing about snakes, the mountainous feas ' the starved men ate after that long night, Meredith, and even fears ol flyin. that came from men who had encountered much more dangerous situatioti " We were told that we were going to go out and practice loading the plane to see who would fit in where. Well, we did that, but when we got on the planes, the doors were closed, the engines started up, and we headed to Oxford. " said Garner, remembering the plan to get the frightened Marshal onto the plane. 1 he third U.S. Marshal that spoke at the panel was able to give an entirely different outlook on what was going on because of his race. " My remark is intended to educate you. inform you, and share with you what happened Irom a black Deputy Marshal ' s perspective. " said Bowden, who was not present during the actual riots, jusi on ihe detail afterwards. While he was down here, he encountered prejudice and racism, that at the time. Mississippi was famous for. " The LIniversity has changed their whole attitude. It has changed in the las ' ten years even, and all for the better. ' Staple said. STORY MARIDANE HEWE; 1911 IT ' S BEEN FIFTY YEARS. .since Meredith stepped foot, protected by the US. matshalls. on the Ole Miss campus A lot has changed In 1990 Lee Eric Smith became the first African American editor of The Daily Mississippian In 2001 Nic Lott became the first African American Associated Student Body President and ten years later KImbrely Dandridge became the first female African American ASB president And this year Courtney Pearson reigns proud as Ole Miss ' s first African American homecoming queen In 2008 Ole Miss hosted the first presidential debate that fea tuted the soon to be president Barack Obama Throughout these fifty years there have been other firsts and triumphs, some recognized and some unnoticed, to ensure that this university upholds racial equality Although the university has progressed beyond what it was fifty years ago, we still recognize that there are shades of intolerance and we must make a conscious effort to proclaim, not just say we believe, our university creed. THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI IS A COMI UNITY OF LEARNING DEDICATED TO NURTURING EXCELLENCE IN INTELLECTUAL INOUIRY AND PERSONAL CHARACTER IN AN OPEN AND DIVERSE ENVIRONI ENT AS A VOLUNTARY MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY I BELIEVE IN RESPECT FOR THE DIGNITY OF EACH PERSON. I BELIEVE IN FAIRNESS AND CIVILITY I BELIEVE IN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY I BELIEVE IN ACADEMIC HONESTY I BELIEVE IN ACADEMIC FREEDOM. I BELIEVE IN GOOD STEWARDSHIP OF OUR RESOURCES I PLEDGE TO UPHOLD THESE VALUES AND ENCOURAGE OTHER TO FOLLOW MY EXAMPLE HERE ' S TO FIFTY MORE. PHOTO PHILLIP WALLER c I in,. Dfciiu 9019 K uia nnw rmwi? Ml " ; ' ; I lniupr ;itv 701 .1 ramlinp Hnnerlv Cnnerlv will comoete for Miss Mississippi in Vickburg (rom June 26 to June 29. 2013 V fefe r mk f . -c -. ' (Irx pl96 pl98 pigg p200 p202 p204 p205 p212 p234 p236 ASB President Seniof Class President Senior Class Officers Colonel Reb Miss Die Miss Miss University Hall of Fame Who ' s Wfio Class Favorites Student Mugs 195 ► MADAME ■ ■ rn ESIDENT Not only h:i ' KiinUrcly Dandriilgc mcl almost all ol her platfom i goals, she has also made Olc Miss history when she l ecame the first hlack female Associated Student Body president. " I feel like this has been an important time in our univer- sity ' s history, " Dandridgc said. " Just Ix ' ing able to be a part of that was amazing. " Since this was the 50th anniversary of integration on Ole Miss ' campus Dandridge was able to have a relationship with James Meredith and his family, which is an experi- ence that she will cherish for the rest of her life. Even though Dandridge won the majority of the students ' votes, she encountered racism one night on the Square. A lew weeks after she was elected, a guy that she had never met lx:fore stopped her by yelling out racial slurs. I he man went even further saying that he was mad and the reason he did not want her to be ASB President was l ecause she was hlack. . sshe was going through the school ' s judicial process, Dandridge decided that she did not want this guy to be kicked out ul college because of one night ' s stupid mistake. ■ ' I wanted him to get to know me and learn more about diversity. " she said. Now they have gotten past the night on the Square and are friends. He went through diversity training and made a public apology through l " he Daily Mississippian. " It ' s just a bad situation that started out really bad and has turned into something really special, " Dandridge said. 196 Unlonunaiely. this was not the only racial situation that she had to deal with. Tlie incident on election night required Dandridge to step up and be a voice for the students. " It ' s definitely something that I wasn ' t expecting to have to deal with this year, but it has been a learning experience, " she said, Before the election, Dandridge was a very private person desjiite her involvement and accomplishments, but upon arriving at Ole Miss, I3andridge began working as a resident assistant at Martin Hall. Iliat same year, she was elected as one of the freshmen homecoming maids. " 1 knew how to manage students in Martin and Slockard and how to deal with what they wanted and needed. " she said. Dandridge ' s role as the Black Student LInion president was another big role that helped prepare her for the ASB president role. As BSU president, not only did she learn how to run an organization on campus, but also how to fund it. By the end ol her term, she had increased the budget by $5,000. One of the most difficult things that she encountered while she was ASB president was working with the administration to try to get all of her platform goals ac- complished. " We only have a year term, so we were having to cram ev- erything we wanted to do into that year, " she said, wishing that she could have done more. TTie week before her term ended. Dandridge was still hard at work to get free printing on campus for students with a maximum of 1 60 pages. She has already accomplished 75 percent of the goals that she had. Some of these achievements are starting a clicker rental program for students in the librarv. having the first gay pride week at Ole Miss, extending the Turner Center hours, and having a water awareness week. According to Dandridge. one of the most rewarding things about this experience was being able to meet so many different people. " I ' ve learned so much about myself and people in gen- eral, " she said. " Meeting everyone and being put in this position has taught me so much. " Dandridge was not completely sure why she decided to run for president, but she knew that it had to do with Taylor McGraw. who was ASB president before she was. She served under him as .ASB director of communications, and was extremely impressed. " He taught me everything that I needed to know and inspired me with the things that he did. " said Dandridge. As Dandridge reflects on her past year and prepares to leave office, she leaves her successor with these words of wisdom. " Don ' t wail until the last minute and start doing things early, especially when you first get into office and are most excited. " STORY PHOTO 197 ► SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT " Being Senior Class President has granted me ttie incredible opportunity to serve the graduating class t ' 2013 as well as the university that I call home, " -JON DANIEL MCKEVEF CaONEL REB m Being elected Colonel Reb is more than I could have ever expected during my time at Ole Miss. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Through my work with the Big Event and RebelTHON. I learned that Ole Miss students truly place service above self -AUSTIN HARRISON PHOTO 200 o .• PHOTO Lotonei ki:d au.u., Hattison and Miss Ole Miss Margafet Ann Morqan emov wave and smile at the crawds on the square during the 2012 Ole Miss Homecoming Para . ' 01 MISS OLE MISS When I stepped foot on campus for fresfiman onentation, I never woutd tiave imagined one day running for. mucfi tess winning. Miss Ote Miss, It IS such a wonderful honor to be respected by my classmates for them to elect me as their representative. I have been blessed beyond all reasonable expectations during my time here, and I have had the opportunity to work with many outstanding people. It ' s because of those experience and I am proud to represent the university that has provided me with these friendships and memories -MARGARET ANN MORGAN PHOTO J PHOTO ' - =rs:s=s:=.r ::==J=s== MISS UN I can never begin to accurately describe the amount of support and love I have felt since my crowning moment as Miss University When I was crowned in November. I was completely submerged in the moment. I love the Miss America Organization and all that It does for young women. Being a part of this organization atone is incredible, but representing Ole Miss throughout this journey is the most fulfilling way to do so. I am so thankful and blessed beyond all measure -CAROLINE CONNERLY !» 204 V Nl Hall of Fame was established at Ole Miss in 1930. Since ttien it has continued to recognize students of outstanding achievements and committed dedication to the University. On January 25th, 2013 ten more students were inducted into this prestigous club and had their names and photos added to the " Wall of Fame " in the Student Union. PHOTOS 205 ► rf LM 4 : y ' ub ' dn ur ::. ' ruaenr::. .par.y Reardo,, congratulates Hall of Fame ,ecip,en, Ocug Odom a, ,.e Wr,o s Who ,nduct,on ceremony held at the Gertrude Castetlow Ford Center BRIAN BARNES Barnes, a Spanish and public policy double major from Atlanta, has served as the president of the Interfratermty Council as well as the vice president of scholarship during his years at the University He has also been a member of the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs Student Advisory Committee. He has worked as mentor for the freshman EDHE class as well as treasurer for his fraternity Phi Delta Theta. He is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College He created and chaired the IFC Strategic Planning Committee A member of the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. Barnes had the opportunity to intern for United States Congressman Alan Nunnelee through an Ole Miss internship program. He also studied abroad twice during his time at Ole Miss, in Cordoba. Argentina and Cadiz. Spam, KIMBRELY DANDRIDGE Kimbrely Dandridge is an English and journalism double major from Como. Mississippi, She served as president of the Associated Student Body for the 2012 2013 school year and as president of the Black Student Union for the 2011 2012 year. She plays the trombone for the University of Mississippi Marching Band and has served as vice president of teh Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority She is a member of Phi Mu sorority and has served as house manager, director of points and pledge class secretary for her sorority She was an APEX I eadership Summit Team Leader and has worked as a peer advisor for the UM Career Center as well as a Freshman Council Mentor, She is a member of UM Black Journalist Association. ONE Mississippi. Pre Law Society the Baptist Student Union, the UM Mock Trial Association and the UM Gospel Choir 207. STEVE FARRAR Fartar is an English and business administfation double majoi from Waynesboro. Mississippi, She has served as president of her sorority. Phi Mu. as well as the Academic Excellence Connmitte Chair. Recruitment Chair and pledge class president for Phi f u. She is the Assistant Director of Outreach for the University ' s Big Event and Co Director of Policy for ONE Mississippi. She has worked at the School of Buniess Administration as a marketing and brand intern and as the Excecutive Assistant to the Chief of Staff for the Associated Student Body She IS a member of the Order of Omega. Phi Kappa Phi. Omicron Delta Kappa. Alpha Lambda Delta. Sigma Alpha Lambda and Gamma Beta Phi. She is a member of the Sally licDonnetl Barksdale Honors College as well as College Republicans. She has also worked as a student reporter for Newswatch 99. MAGGIE MCFERRIN (Maggie McFernn. an Exercise Science major from Belden. Mississippi, is the co captain for the Ole Miss Lady Rebels Basketball team. She has worked on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, She is a member of Delta Gamma sorority as well as the Cardinal Club. She has volunteered at Leap Frog after school tutoring and with Reading with the Rebels, a program where Ole Miss athletes read to students at local elementary schools. She is a member of Order of Omega and teh National Society of Collegiate Scholars as well as Gamma Beta Phi, She has been on the SEC Academic Honor Roll and has been recognized as an outstanding scholar athlete She volunteers at the Lafayette County food pantry Habitat for Humanity Azalea Gardens Assisted Living and Manna, She has served as a motivational speaker for Healthworks and has worked as a mentor for SHINE, MARGARET ANN MORGAN Morgan, a journalism major from McComb, Mississippi, has served as the Co Chair tor the Mascot Selection Committee, as the Co Director for Freshman Focus, She IS a member of Order of Omega, Columns Society, Die Miss Ambassadors, the Cardinal Club, and Mississippi First, She has worked as an anchor, reporter and correspondent for the S Gale Oenley Student Media Center Morgan is also a member of the Women ' s Council Leadership Series. One Mississippi. Chancellor ' s Leadership Class and Delta Gamma Sorority, She has volunteered at Camp Sunshine, the San Mateo Empowerment Project, Service for Sight. Habitat for Humanity. Relay for Life and Angel Rach, Morgan served as Ole Miss ' s Miss Ole Miss in 2012 and has also received the Panhellenic Outstanding f ew Member Awairi and ths Panhellenic Freshman Woman Achievement Award DOUG ODOM Doug IS a classics and tnglish duuble major from Jackson. Mississippi, In his time at Die Miss he has served as Co Director for the Big Event. Co President for Omicron Delta Kappa. Co Leader for UMS Fusion and Co Chair of Recruitment and Volunteers for the Big Event, He is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and is also the Secretary for Ole Miss Ambassadors Leadership Council He has been on teh ASB Judicial Cabinet since 2009 and has also been , n Honors College Senator since 2009. He is a recipient of the LuckyOay Men! cholarship. Chancellor ' s Scholarship. Classics Department Scholarship and , ' !e National Merit Semifinalist Scholarship. He is an avid participant in Ole Miss lutdoors and Intramurals and is a 5 time finalist m niP Mi« Intramurals 209 ► SARAH ROBINSON Sarah Robinson is a public policy and economics double major from Brandon. Mississippi. She has served as president of Delta Gamma fraternity and as Co Director for the Big Event. She was the social chair for Columns Society as well as the Deputy Attorney General of Senate Relations for the Associated Student Body She ahs worked as Public Relations Co Chair and Assistant Director of Outreach tor the Big Event She is a member of the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Freshman Focus. College Republicans. ONE Mississippi, and Die Miss Ambassadors. An avid volunteer, she has dedicated her time to working at Azalea Gardens, Mississippi School for the Blind. Relay for Life. C.A.R.E. Walk and Angel Ranch. She is also a member of the Order of Omega. Phi i appa Phi. Gamma Sigma Alpha and has been on the Chancellors Honor Roll, EMILY ROLAND Roland, a journalism major from Meridian. Mississippi, serves as the Editor in Chief of the Daily Mississippian. She has previously worked as the copy chief, managing editor, campus news editor and lifestyles editor of the Daily Mississippian, She is the president of the Society of Professional Journalist chapter at Die Miss, She IS a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the UM Competition Corps. Women ' s Glee. Women ' s Ensemble, the Society for News Design She has also worked on staff of the Mississippi Observer. She is also a f hoir member of First Baptist Church of Oxford and has previously interned at Good Housekeeping Magazine and Nearsaycom in New York City as well as The Meridian Star in her hometown. She is the recipient of the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson Scholarship. 210 JESS WALTMAN Waltman. an accountacy major from Quitman. Mississippi, currently serves as president of Beta Upsilon Chi. He has previously served as both vice president, treasurer and recruitment chair for BVX, He has worked as an Ole Miss Ambassador, a Big Event Team Leader, a University Undergraduate Council Student Representative, the Mortar Board Historian and an APEX leadership Summit Team Leader. He is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and has worked as both an ambassador and mentor the honors college He IS a member of Gamma Beta Phi. Order of Omega. The Associated Student Body Ole Miss Mock Trial. Sigma Alpha Lambda. Alpha Lambda Delta. Phi Kappa Phi and the Ole Miss Wesley Foundation. He has volunteered wiht Oxford Love Packs. More than a MeaL Oxford Lafayette Recycling Center and Camp Lake Stephens. He has received multiple awards from Ole Miss Ambassadors including Leader of the Year. Semester and Ambassador of the Year and Semester, LAUREN WRIGHT Lauren Wiighl is a public policy major from lupelo. Mississippi. She has served as president, vice president and director of community service for the Black Student Union. She has served as vice president for Columns Society and as CO director of logistics, co director of transportation and assistant director for the Big Event. She is a member of the Associated Student Body Senate and has worked on the communications committee and the diversity affairs committee. She IS a Freshman Focus Mentor as well as a Lott Leadership Mentor. She is a member of ONE Mississippi. Student Alumni Council. Senior Class Council, Title • ! Committee Vice Chancellors Student Advisory Board and as Co Coordinator or the Black and White Affair. During her time at Ole Miss she studied abroad in outh Africa and has received the Chancellors Leadership Scholarship She has liunteered at Leap Frog. Boys and Girls club. More than a Meal. Salvation Army id the Humane Society 211 ► I • ' :w: m ' -j t ALEXIA JADE AMERSON LATOYA SHAUNTAE ANDERSON ASHLEY D BALL ■ - V BRIAN DAVIS BARNES MEGHANN EILEEN BEAMER BRETT CODY BGBE MM SOSOMS hiM JACKSON, MS lly McOonn ell Baii [onois Colic gc ickyiliiy Sch Diar tni Lott Lcat Icship .r Public Poli jy ack Suulcni Union 5E Cabinet c Miss Ami assaclor c-l aw Socit ty abitat lor 1 1 nnanit) I i!1l ' ;c Dcmu era is 01c Miss lilac k Law S RfsiilL-iit Assistiint l.uckvil:n ' Scholar LSMAMP IMAGE I ' .lacl. Sluck ' iit Union NOniiChL Oil: Miss OriLMllalion Lcat Senior Class Executive lio Olc Miss Ambassadors ONE Mississippi liio Itrolliers ISig Sisters Mv Sister ' s Keeper Mentor LAWRENCEVILLE GA Univcrsily of Mississippi Association ol IMack Journalisis I he IJi i Lvcnt Philanthropy Columns Society Luckyilay Boarti ol " the School oC Husiness Peer lV- icw Hoard Lanilxia Si«;ma Honors Society LIniversity ol Mississippi ' s NevvsVVaich Daily Mississippian Newspaper American IV ' cl Cross MS Ue iion ' .eaphrogVolunlccr ATLANTA, GA 2012 -zot i Interfraternity Council President Sluilent Advisory Coinniitlcc I ' lii Delta I lieta Senior Class lixeciili e C ' ouii lie Strategic Plauninj; I Dill Class Mentor Sally Mcnonnell llarksdale i lonors Colle ;e IVenl Lott U-atlersliip Institi [ ' PC ' Extension Comnrittee Ole Miss Internship Proorairi Olc Miss Women ' s Cotincil Leailership Series Tavlor Meilal Hecipienl ANNANOALE VA innalSocietvolCol Camilla liela Phi I lorn Society Order ol Oiiie; a I lono C.amma Si ;ma Alpha Society lieta C.amma Si ma 1 1 Society Colden Key Internalid 1 lonor Society Alpha OmicroM Pi Alpha Omicroii Pi Slriki Arthritis Comtnitlee U-apLro« Oxford II. .vsaiulCiirKC lIMIiisLicnl VINCENNES IN 1,. Sunflower C:ouiiiv 1 Kcedi I lieta Phi I lonor Project y Colle«;cC " orps A ( )itiesa I lonor Society Interfaith Compassion Ministries Leap Eros Phi Kappa Phi Political Science CoxeriH) Award Lott Trip to South Africa Chancellor ' s I lonor Uoll Sally McDonnell liarksda I lonors C ' olle e TARA MARIE BRANDO STifflANE lEABETH RJfMEER MORGAN LINDSEY BURNETT JENNIFER CATHERINE CAIN KRISTIN ANN CASAGRAND EMILY MICHELLE CEGIEL SHREVEPORT.LA Chancellor ' s U ulcrslii]i Clas Llnh ' L ' isitv of Mississippi ASI! MERIETTA.GA Society ol " 1 Jourtiiilisl Meek Schc Sally McDonnell liurksdale I lonois College Ciainma Heia Phi SiLulent PKjniaininint; Boartl LIMBioUvem Sigma Tau Delta Panlicllenic Uxcciiiivc Coii Newswatch for North Mississippi Parade ol Beauties leachers lor Tomorrow Mississippi Association of Educators Personal Irainer Cor CaIllpu Recreation Oxford Boys and Girls Cluh Children ' s Miracle Network I lospiials LeaiJ iroti BRANDON MS l vf BILOXIMS Olf Miss Chcerlcnilins Gamma Ucta Phi Chanci ' llni ' s Li-ailcrsl,i|. Class Si.!;ma Alpha Lambda Clamma IVta I ' hi 1 lonor College Uepublicans Society c;recn Dot Alpha Lambda Delta I loiioi Parade ol ' lieautics 1 ' " ' ■ ' • ' ly Arthritis I ' ouiidation ' Lambda Sigma Llonor Soeiet) ' . ()Pie Sale National Society ol ' Collegiate American Cancer Society Scholars Pioys and Cirls Club Orie.itation I eader Uk IJig Event Volunteer Alpha Kappa .Alpha Sorority Cinderella ' s Closet Melay lor Lile 1 klmane Society Volunteei Creen Week ' Dean ' s I lonor l oll Chancellor ' s I lonor Poll •lla ' s Closet e Society Volunteer HORSHAM. PA Graduate Research Assistant Gamma Beta Phi LAUREL MS Global Ambassadors The Daily Mississsipian BRIAN JOSEPH CELESKI KATHRYN TAYLOR CHARLIER GABRIELLE DIANNE COGGIN .4 KEGANTREMAYNE COLEMAN IISTOPHER BENNETT CONLEY KATHRYN MICHELLE COOPER HERNANDO. MS NETTLETON.MS CALHOUN CITY, MS BRAOENTON WASHINGTON, NC Ita Psi Fraternity .■rfratcrnity Council ay lor Lilt. ' imcr ColIegL ' Counsulor ii Gamma Sigm;i I lonors icicty [holic Campus Ministries nish Club l1 . hro;ic! J .c! Run ' dcnis ior ii Crccn Campi rmtRStoaDcsimiatc Order of Omega Delta Gamma Sally McDnnnell Barks. I loniirs Culleye Campus Crusade Tor Christ Study Ahroail Program Ole Miss Marketing Organization Rebel til on National Society of Collegiate Scholars Gamma IJeta Phi 1 loiiors Society Phi Eta Sigma I lonors Society Chancellor ' s 1 lonor Roll Sigma lau Oelta National Society " I C Scholars Ole Mi ' .s .Ambassador OleMisslootball Am Column ' s Soci Siudv Abroad Sally McDonnell Ha I lonors College Ireshman locus Mentor Gamma lleia Phi I lonor Society Associated Student Rodv Ole Miss Anib.issadors Rebel Mascot Selection Committee Ole Miss Classics Department Summer College Counselor Archaeology Day Leap Irog Voluntt Salvacion Army Christmas An ' els ,1 Delta Pre I ,iw 1 lonors ColU ' .L;e Lott Leadership C ouncil VSB Cabinet Mayor ' s Council McmIxT of the Ole Miss Varsity Beta Bet; I.K.tball learn Phi Mu I Deans Honor Roll 1 he Bi UMMAIIonorR..ll lASIrac SLC: Academic I lonor Roll IM Chi Pi K:i|)|ia Al|)ha Amcricai MClub Boys and Girls Club ] Adopt a 1 liyhway loys lor lots Reailiiig with the Iklx ' ls 1 he Bi L ent I AS I rack Peer Mentor Psi Chi American Chemical Society LeapFmn Order of OmcMa Georgia Pacific National Me Alders Lnginecring Schola Watlemic L cellence Scholaishi|i MississioiJi Lminent Scho ' ROBERT LIMING CORBAN KEVIN RAY COZART LACYRENEECRUMRINE COURTNEY INEZ CUNNINGHAIv KIMBRELY NICOLE OANDRIDGE ASHLEIGH ELIZABETH D TUPELO. MS RANDOLPH. MS Clnuluatc Suuk-ni Council Clracluiitf Stuilcnt Sc-naic ChiincL ' lIor ' s Sensitivity iincl IV ' spcct Commitlcc Chancellor ' s Ac.ulcmic Discipline Coniniittcc Siutlcni AITairs " Sliulcnt Sludcnt Conduct Appeal Cominiltcc w C.amma Ik-ta I ' lii «- riic Bi Lvcnl ALLIUS Salc Space Proo, LiM Pride Neiwork Cay- Strai ;ht Alliance LIM SiafC Council MS Lpiscopal llishoji ' s Cnininitlee TUPELO. MS J Chi Sigma Iota American Counselinn Association Association for Play Therapy Association lor Counselor Educators and Supervisors Mississippi Counseling Association Counselor Inlern for the Center lor Excellence in leaching anil Learnino Counselor Inlern lor the mm CHICAGO. IL American Society of Civil Lngineers Stuilent Athlete Advisory Conimiltec Pellowship ol ' Christian Athletes Institute lor Iransnortatior Society of Women lingini, Memherol " the Oie Miss VolleyhallTeam Ste v| ot Community Ser i lahitat lor I lum.iniiv Uchcl Relief lor Mississippi lornado Victims ■K! GULFPORT 2oi2-2ot: Associated Sn Body President 20 1 1-20I2 Black Student Union President Resident Assistant Tau Beta Sigma National I lonorary Band Sorority University of Mississippi Marching Band l-rcshman Council ONH Mississippi 7 Pre-Law Society Chancellor ' s Standing Committee on Student A Phi Mu Sororitv Vssociated Student Body Senate LIM Bio li ' ent 20 r 2 Icani Leatler Student Miimni Council Senior Class Council Daily Mississippian Staff Writer Kappa Delta Sorority Campus Crusade for Chri Christ Sigma Alpha Lamhda I Ion Society Junior 1 lomecoming Maiil 20 r 1 Chancellor ' s List lop I o Parade of Beauiics Volunteer at Oxford Fooil Pantry iSm A GAN ELIZABETH DOYLE WILL JOHN EGEN «KATHERINE ELLIS SANDRA BRYAN ENGLAND RYAN KEITH EZELLE I ' BILOXIMS DULUTH.GA OXFORD. MS CGLLIERVILLE.TN UNION, MS sociatc Student Body Scn;ite 20 1 2-20 1 Mortjr Bonic ' resident Pro-lemnore Senior I lonor Society Pn lly McDonnell Barksdiile lonors College tr;imuriil Men ' s Sol ' tlxiM rcamCaptLiin ;soci:ited Stucicnt Body SB Senate Externa! Le( islaiion Committee SB Student Trarric Appeals Board SB Elections Committee (liancellor ' s Leadership Clas- l-.-ili.mCIub U I Big Event Volunteer ' KIord-Laf.iyette I lumanc Sdciciv Volunteer Order of Ome ;a Kappa Kappa C.anima Sorority Olc Miss Lecture Series IVhlic Relations Association of Mississippi Campus Crusade lor Christ Greek Life OlTiccr Ole Miss College Bepuhlieans World Changers Mission leani l-ced the 1 lunger Pack a- Tlion Junior Au iliary Events Law School Student Body President Law School Senator Law School Merchandise and Public Belaticms Committee Chair Moot Court Competition Participant: Stecn. Beynolds. Delhiie Prol ' essorol the Year Cnniniittee Social Planning Committee Business Law Society Member ipa Kappa Camina Sorority 20 1 2-201 Chi Omega Student Alumni Co Mortar lioard Chancellor ' s Leadei Ircsliman locus Phi Kappa Phi Senior Year Council Gamma Sigma Alpl National Collegiate I lonor Societv 1 lonor Society Engineering Stu Chancell ir " s 1 lonor Boll Phi Kap[ a Phi I lonor Society Societv oiVVorncn Engineers Mission ol 1 l Volunteer Oxford Youii! 1 lonors College SMBIIC Senate Croft Ambassador C ' oordi 1011 LIM Hall of lame Committee Alpha Lrtmlnla Delta I loi Society Vice Presitlent Model LInited States " ElCafde tos Luncs " Sp;: Club Lambda Sigma Honors an Service Society National Society ol Colle ' -%. STEVIE JEANNE FARRAR STEPHANIE KA YE FAULCONER ASHLEY NICOLE FERGUSON KATHRYN ANNE FOWLER TRAVIS LENT! GRAY JOSHUA DAVID GREGO WAYNESBORO MS 20I2-20I Phi Mu Soiniilv Presicicni Columns Socicly LIM IJio Lvcni ONli Mississippi School of IJusincss Achninisiration M;iikciinu .im nranclTciiin ASH l: ccuiivc Assi t;inl lo iIk ' Chiu-r or Staff Uimbtla Sigma i loiior Socit-iy President Pi Kappa Phi ! lonor Society Order of ()me ;a Deha National 1 lonor Society Olc Miss Amhassadors Student Prooraininino Board LONDON KY University of Mi Cheerleader lilood Drive Orji Donor SENATOBIA,MS Dfllj Ci.iimna Liicliyikiy Sluck ' iil Dietetic Association Ciiimma IVla Phi I lonors Socictv American Dietetic .Association National Cnlleoiate I lonors Society International Justice Mission Global Amliassador Sigma Alpha Lamlitla 1 lonor Society Campus Criisatlc lor Christ Manna 1-eeilinu Ministries lirsinaplistliatesville Girl ' s Youth Intern AMERICUSGA Ole Miss Women ' s Goirieam Sally McDonnell llarksclale 1 lonors College Ganuna Beta Phi Alpha Lamhtla Delta lila Sigma Phi Classics Scholars Phi Kappa Alpha Oinicron Delta Kappa l|)ha Omicron Pi Rebel Re-Runs Program More than a Meal Reading with the Rebels Academic All- American Selection SEC I lonor Roll LITTLE ROCK, AR LInixersiiv |udieial Counci Vice Chair Alpha Tau Omcna Philanthropy Committee OleMissLiltimatcFrisbee learn Ireasurrr KraM ASI3 Judicial Council OlelV-liss Aml)assadors Sally McDonnell Rarksdalc Honor College Olc Miss l-ood Day Intramural Snorts NYC Little IWk Martin Luth Challenge Felder l-arm Volunteer BRENTWOOD, TN Ole Miss Ajnhassadors Cardinal Club Campus Crusailc for Clir Alpha Tau Omega Chancellor ' s Leadership i National Society of Colle Scholars Phi Lta Sigma I lonor Soc Intramural Sports Student Alumni Council Sally McDonnell Barksda I lonors College Boys and Girls ' ciub I lumane Society Manna I ' ood Ministry NHOR ANTHONY HAGAN AMANDA LEE HALL ASHLEY ROSS HARRELL PATRICK STEPHAN HARRIS AUSTIN MICHAEL HARRISON CHRISTINE MARIANTHI HAYDEN ST LOUIS. MO HOLCOMB. MS HATTIESBURG.MS OUISVILLE MS BIRMINGHAM, Al. ntcr for IntL ' lli(;fncc anil Delta Gamma Ecurity Studies Student nclormcd Llni eadcr John ' s Catholic Church udent LciidL ' i- 1-ellowship Olc Miss Diam OleMissSiiult tholic Mass Assistiint Council 5idcnliiil Atlvisor glish Lan ;uagc Learners utor rehral Palsy Camp idcpendence ap Frog Mentor j-rcshman Toci UOIlEiosMt 1 he Uit l vnt Sally McOonn 1 lonors Colic;. Phi Kappa Alj) 2 A Assistant Society Mortar lioard Student Social Work Ort ani ation Memher Sigma Alpha Lambda I lono Society Phi Alpha Social Work I Ion Society Magna Cum Lautle Gradua Chi Sigma Iota Counseling 1 Innor Socictv Leap I rog Mentor Operation Christmas Angel Volunteer I hilKnveenSpooktac Interfraternity Council 2oi.:i Olc Miss Colonel M) Judicial Board lor loii- 20 Campus Favorite hiterlVaternity Council ASB Senate Judicial Council ior Sigma Nu I reshman Council 1 raternity Sigma Nu Iralerniiy Biology 1 6 1 Teaching Assisiiinl Relay f " i I .il " -- I he Big Lvent Team leader LIM Big Lveni Order olOmega jnlerlraternity Council Mortar Board Leap Irogluior Sally McDonnell Barksdale Omicrnn Delta Kappa I lonor I lonors College Society Gamma Beta Phi Gainiir- ' ' ' " ' ■ ' ' Order of Omega I utor ' dical Mi[ii tr 1 juinanitv Omicrnn Delta K Society Gamma Sigma A Society Order of Omega Cardinal Clul) Lntry C ' lass Mortar Board Lxeciilive Council Memher School o ' Pharmacy Bccruilment Comtniltee School ol ' Pharmacy Uxecur Council School of Pharmacy Leader C ' nuncil Delia Gamma Correspondi Director College Bepuhlicans Oxford f lahital rnrlliiinam Reformed Universiiy lell.mshin JONTARIUSCARTELL HAYWOOD DAVID ANDREW HERZOG VIVIAN VAUGHN HINES KIMBERLYELISEHOBGOOD HALEY LAUREN HUEY ZACKARY BLAKE HUFFM, Olc Miss Prc-Liuv Society President Society of Proressional Journ;ilists President University of Mississjiini Association of Black, Journalists ASB Debate Co-Oroanizcr and Media Liaison RC South Student Goxcinmeni ThcOma ino Rjce Undcrj;raduate Black Law Students Association Ole Miss Students for a Clreen Campus Mississippi State Veterans I lome Volunteer Mississippi Scholastic Press Association LELAND.MS Army Reserve Oflieei I rainin ; Corps Society for the Preservation of Southern i leritaee Lanihda Chi Alpha Fraternity Bisk Manaj enient and Insurance Society Phi Alpha Delta Law Lraternitv Business Iraterniiy Alpha PhiOniesaNatio Service l-ratcrnity ASB Siudent Senate LIMAA Student Alumni Council Legal Studies Student Association Pre-Liivv Socieiv MADISON. MS Public Beliitions Assoeia Mississippi Oxford School District li LDLlganda Member Chi Omej-a Lraternity Junior Panhellenic Cour Make A Wish Volunteer After Dark L ent Gardner Simmons I lomi Care Walk for Cancer I ' ;ip I ' rog Dicam Riclc-isPliilanlhn R.miilcl M.n„n:il,l 1 1„„ Ift s M M NORTH PALM BEACH, FL Ole Miss Women ' s Soccer I cam LSPNLl Correspondent for Ol Miss Athletics Phi Mu Sorority Boys and Girls Club Volunteer More 1 ban a Meal Volunteer Gamma Sij;ma Alpha Sigma Alpha Lamlnla NewsWalch Sports Reporter M Club huluctce DECATUR MS Phi Mu Sorority NSSLIIA Gamma Beta Phi Gamma Sioin;i Alpha College Republicans Ole Miss Vmliassadors National Society of Collegiate Scholars LIM Total Communications NMRC Volunteer The Big Event Volunteer Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Chancellor ' s I lonor Roll f-reshman Leadersbin .W;.nl WOODLAND, MS University of Mississippi ' s i Code ASB Deputy Attorney Gen ' ASB Elections Council Member Freshman Focus i Public Relations: i labitai of Humanity Research Assistant for Publi Policy Dept. Assistant Campaign Manag MS State Candidate Political Speech Writer Project Noel Organization The Big Event Volunteer lANOON MICHAEL HUGHES JESSICA LYNN JAMES KATIE DIANE KAISER KATE ELIZABETH KELLUM KATHERINE HITT KENWRIGHT MARY KATHERINE KERCE WATER VALLEY, MS COLUMBUS MS OLIVE BRANCH, MS TUPELO. MS ROSWELL,GA JACKSON MS ThcUi Kappa hraiernity :erans Home Volunlcc le Big Event Volunteer lay ior Life Volunteer jmma Heta Phi Honors OleMiss Amhassatlors Ole Miss Yearbook Teachers ol ' Tomorrow Ole Miss ASH Senate Executive Assistani Ole Miss Student Alumni Council Chancellor ' s Standing Committees The Big Event Co-Directo LIM Belay lor Lile Rebels ior Christ Rebels lor United Way Gamma Beta Phi Ambassadors lor Souilier Mospitaiitv I lonor Society Student Prtjgramming Board Delta Ciamma Sorority Mississippi Miss 1 lospitality 20 1 2 Women ' s Council leadership Series 20 1 2 President ' s Council Campus Crusaile for Christ Mortar Board I lonor Society Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society Parade of Beauties Chancellor ' s 1 lonor Roll Panhellenic President Ciamma Chi Counselor VC ' SA Student Advisory Council Clreek Council National Student Speech Langiiaj e I learing Association Ole Miss I land Band Delta Gamma I raternity 1 labitai for 1 lumanlty Campus Crusade lor Christ C.A.R.l;. Walk Scr ice for Sight Dean ' s I lonor Roll Ok- Miss Aiiibass Delia Gamma Iriuv-m SiLident Affairs Student Advisory Ser ice lor Sight Reformed LIniwrsity Southern loodways Alliance C.A.R.h.Walk A alea (hardens Retirement 1 lome Volunteer 1 be Big Event Crossroads to Ereedoni [ellowship Ole MissStudv Abroad Society AED Pre Med S.jciely Delia Delia Delia Sorority Lambda Sigma I lonor Society Campus Crusade for Christ Order o! " Omega Iri Beta Biology I lonors Society The National Society for Collegiate Scholars SAACS American Chemistry Society Residential Colleg Ambassadors Mortar Board I lonor Society ' KATHERINEI GABRIEL JOSEPH LABONIA ALEXA LAMPKIN LARD LDVEJO LAUREN FRANCESCALYLES MEMORY LECLAIRMADD NACOGDOCHES, TX Soulhcrn Writing CrniJuatc ConFcic-ncc Chiiir of Soulht-rii Writers Craduiitc Stuilem Council Secretary ol ' Lnglish CHjcliialc Student Body ALLllLSI ' rooram Llni ' ersity Museums Committee Advisory Council Assistant Organizer of Wiilia Taulkner Remembrance Da Hnglisli Graduate Stutlent Co!lot]uiuin Cojnmittee Cratiuate Women ' s Croup Mentor CORDOVA, TN S;illy McDoniiL ' II Barlvsthilc 1 lonors CollcoL " lnit rri;iicrniiy Council OIl- Miss Pic-Collcgf SumniL ' Piogriinis Counselor K;i])|)a Si ;nKi Ir.itLMiiity Order ill ( nu ' «;a St. John Catholic Church CCM ()ri;;mif Chcniisirv Icacliinu Assisiant Chancellor ' s 1 lonor Roll Socieiv C.iimma Si ;ma . li ha 1 h)no Society 1 l»;t,.,r i,..,... i:.„.-:. JACKSON. MS Monor Society Ole Miss ASIi ' liiolooy Sujiplemental Instruction Leader IMACU LIni ersity of Mississippi Ciospel Choir Order of Omega More than a Meal LEXINGTON. KY 2or 2-2013 Ot ' lta Dc Charlotte Coward Varboro v ' aril Ole Miss Campus Fnvorite St. Jutic Children ' s Researt Dean ' s I lonor Roll Chancellor ' s I lonor Roll OrdLMorOnic« a Canima Sigma Mpha 1 lo; Society Society Mortar IJoard I lonor Society Camina Beta Phi Ilonor Society I rent Loit Leatlership Institute Lafayette Boys and Girls Club JACKSON, MS Ole Miss Orientation Leader Columns Society Ole Miss Ambassadors Alpha Kappa Aljilui Sorority School ol Pharmacy Senator Summer College Counselor Diyersity Committee Residential College Ambassadors Oiversiiy Committee Alpha Lambda Delia 1 Society National Community Pharmacy Associatioi MEMPHIS. TN Chi Omeya Sorority KPMC Campus Anibassad Camp Creip ' stone Camp Counselor Rerormed Llniyersjty j lellowshin icta Gamma Sit ma Pbi Kappa Alpha Sally McDonnell Ba I lonor College Accountint; Internsh 1 he Pantry VoluntCL Make a Wish Organi CampLile Zambia Ciardner Simmons 1 I ' . it ERARD DARNEZ MANOGIN COURTNEY BREANNEMARBRA ALLEN K MAUNEY RAY CHARLES MAYS MARGARET ANNE MCDONALD MAGGIE ELIZABETH MCFERRIN h JACKSON. MS ? Miss NcvvsWaicIi ! Miss Ainhassaclors ili Fresliman hitai for Humanity vi. School of Journalism :udcni Advisoiy Boaitl .■1k.-1 Radio Ic Miss Yearbook micron Delta Kappa I Ion Sticicty Ciivcn Grove Gamcday Volunteer CliS News lor 60 Minutes Iniern )U- Miss New York intern: I perienee Mississippi Public Bro JACKSON MS Athlete Advisory Comniilti K-llowship of Christian Athletes iV-bel Choice Awards Subcommittee hxercise Science Club SEC Canned 1-ood Drive Committee Student Athlete Atlvisory Committee 50 Years of Iniei raiion Siui Leader Rcadin ' with the Rebels Sah ation Army Angel I rec Adopt-A-iiaskcl SOUTHAVEN,MS American Society of Ci il lLni»ineers Lngineering Mentor Prni;rani Assisted with LWIJ Construction of Pumpless Water System ASCL Ikidgel Conference LWIJ 5K Run LWn Africa i rip 1 labitat for I lumanit) sl l i ' Mississippi Department ol Iransporlation Iniern Phi Iheta Kappa I lonor Soeietv Academic Lxcellence Award SLEDGE, MS Summer Pre-Collegc Counseloi Uesitlent Assistant Association ONL Mississippi ASli Deparlmeni nf Justice Student Alumni Council UM Pride Network Olc Miss I !ousinj4 Ambassador? Ole Miss Skyboxl lost Lpiphanv Campus Ministry iJlack Student Union National Association for the Ad ancement of Colored People Relay for Life NASHVILLE. TN Sally McDonnell liarksdale I IonorsC ' olle«.;e Clamma Heia Phi I lonor So Omieron Delta Kappa lion Society Beta Clamma Sigma I lonor Society Delta Delta Delta I raternii BELDENMS Olc Miss Lady Rebels Basketball learn .•ty Student Athletic Advi Committee Delta Gamma Sororii; C ' ardinat Club Order ofOmega Naii(mal Soeietv of C Academic Lxcellence Awar Senior Lxecuiive Board OxfordLalayette I lumane Society Sab ation Armv oi ( ) lord hildren ' sllosp Oxford Medical Ministr Society SEC Academic I lonor U Leap 1 rog Tutor Reading for the Rebels I leallhworLs Motivational Spcakei I lahitai h r 1 Jumanity Lafayette City Tornado Relief Volunteer MIRACLE KMCKENNIS SARAH JO MERRILL AUSTIN K MILLER EMILY MILDRED MONSOUR MARGARET ANN MORGAN TIRRANNYL NETTLES -T , NESBITMS IIM AppclhiU- Consictciiuii Board CliancL ' llor ' s Coniiniticc on Accessibility Studunt Prograininini; lioan i resliman Counc Ciofi Institute M LIM Judicial Cou ASnCal)inci Co-OircciororPi Kcciuitmcnt lor L cnt Sally McDonnell I lonors Collciie iJoys and Girls Club Relay lor LileVolunt Lean Froy Volunteer Sigma Mplia L; Socieiv Secular Student Alliance Cultural Cunneciions Clul international Ladies ' Club Pi Sigma Alpha I lonor Snc 1 Iinvard Stone Memorial Tbc Daily Mississippian Delta Psi Fraternity .)nor ESPN.com Copy Ldit Intern IV-bei S|5orts Ratlio ciety Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations K-iety Mississip])i Blood Services inpus Operatioji Christmas Child ;y 1 labitai lor 1 lumaniiy JuNcnilc Diabetes Research lub houmlation lb Catch-A-Dream Foundation Society Chanc iui Louisi; Sports Writing Campus Favorite Chi Omega Fraternity Olc Miss Women ' s Council Scholar Chancellor ' s Leadership Class Omicron Delta Kappa I lonors Society Mortar Board 1 lonors Society Chancellor ' s I lonor Roll Dean ' s I lonor Roll Sigma Alpha Lamlxla I lonors Socieiv National Society of Leadership And Success Leap l-rog Tutor File Big Event Make-A-VV ish Foundation MCCGMB.MS 20 12 Miss Ole Miss Columns Society Orientation Leader Ole Miss Ambassadors Urnibda Sigma Flonor Societv Panhellenic Outstanding New Member Awartl Cardinal Club Meek School oljournalism and New Media Student Advisory Board ONE Mississippi Delta Gamma Sorority Mascot Selection Committee Order ol Omeya MOSS POINT MS Columns Society Black Student Union IMAGE Resident Assistant Association of Black Juurn. Colleges Against Cancer lpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity Uesident Flail Association Ole Miss Marketing Organization Rebels for United Way Freshman Focus African Caribbean Associa Habitat for Flumanity DOUGLAS ARCHER EKENEELSEOKOYE COURTNEY ROXANNE PEARSON CE BROOKS PEARSON COREY DANIEL PLATT REBECCA ELIZABETH POCASE JACKSON, MS ■ iMM umns Society ly McDonnell BaikscLilc )nors College Senator ivcrsity ol " Mississippi tlieial Council lior Class Executive Council icntalion Leader e Miss Ambassadors adership Council vl Big Event Executive lommitlee ilay for Life Executive lommittcc iident Leaders Advisory louncil sidential College Admissions LAGOS, NIGERIA Physical ecology ' fcachinf; Assistant Engineers Without IJordcrs Oinanizatinn Chancellor ' s Slamlinj; Comniittee 1 lousing De|)arlmcnt Lm| loyec Cultural Connections MeJltor Freshman hocus Inlernalional Women ' s Day Panelist Ole Miss African Dance and Drum Unsemhie La Rehcllion Salsa Croup Mcmher NCCWSL Chancellor ' s I lonor Roll BARTLETTTN 20 1 2 University of Missis Homecoming QuecJi Olc Miss Ainliassador ASliJudiciallkanchOKK Chairman Orientation Leader ASli Hreshman I ocus Lea Pre College Progriinis Junipstart Counselor LamlnlaSioma i ionnrSoc C.amnia Beta Phi 1 lonor Society Chancellor ' s Standing Committee Black Stutlent Union lioysandCnrlsCluh American Cancer Sticiely JACKSON, MS School of Accountancy leaching Assistant Ernst and Young Leader Conference Chi Omega I raterniiy Phi Kappa Phi Honor Sf Beta Alpha Psi I ionor St Order of Omega Beta Camma Sigma I ioi Society Clamma Beta Phi I lonor Society Sigma Alpha Uimhda Delia 1 lonor Society National Society of Collegiate Scholars Make A Wish Foundation fl 1 r r 1 " ' : BILOXI, MS KNOXVILLE, TN Ole Miss Chapter ill ' Amnesty International Ole Miss Amhassaclois Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority Iuni »r Panhellenie Delegate Sally McDonnell liarl-sdale Ole Miss Chapter ol ' , mnesty IhmorsC ollcge International Risk Management anil Ole Miss Amhassailors hisuraticc Society Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority Financiers Cluh ' Junior Panhellenie Delegate National Society of Collegiate Oolt , mhassadors Scholars C " ' ' Institute lieta C;amma Sig ma I lonor Sally McDonnell liarksdale Society ' I ' " " " - ' " I ' ' S - C;amma lieta Phi I lonor Society Students hir a C.reen Campus Senior Class Clouncil Ole Miss Russian Cluh Kappa Sigma Fraternity Olc Miss I listory Cluh A.igel Ranch Philanlhrop) Fngincers Without liorders I ec " l the I lunger National Society ol ' Collegiate C:hancellor ' slJst Scholars St.ickard Martin Freshman C.amma Sigma Alpha I loiior Housing Council Society VICTORIA ELLEN RAGLAND EMMALEE ALEXANDRIA RAINES ELIZABETH MEAD RANDALL ANTHA BREANA RANKIN h WBmnsat JONESBORO. 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MS ST LOUIS M[ Alpha Oinicron Pi Sorority Center lor Intellit ence and Security Studies Sallv McDonnell IJarksdale Global Amhassatlors Gamma Beta Phi I lonor Society Pi Kappa Phi Honor Society Psi Chi Psycholoj y 1 lonor Society Boys and Girls Club ol " Oxford 1 lolty Toddy Run For Roses Leap Frog Tutor Strike Out for Arthritis Fundraiser American luundation for Suicide Prexention Chancellor ' s Honor Roll 12-20 1 3, Kappa Oclta Chancellor ' s Leadership Class Phi Kappa Phi I lonor Society Gamma Beta Phi 1 lonor Society Mortar Board Flonor Society Ordernl Ometja Feed the 1 lunj cr Pack-a- 1 Hon Run lor Mope 5k Girl Scouts of the LISA Volunteer Shamrock Weekend I labitat for 1 lumanitv Chili Bowl for Soul Volunteer Al|)ha Omicron Pi Sorority ASB Vice President Stutlent I ' rogramminu Board Vice Chancellor ' s Student AcU ' isorv Council Provost Grade Apjieals Task Force Freshman Council Mentor LDI IF Mentor ASB Liberal Arts Senator Ole Miss French Club Campus Crusade for Christ Boys antl Clirls Club Feed the 1 lunger Beta Alpha Phi I lonor Society Chi Omega Fiatcrnity Mortar Board Order of Omega National Society of Collegiate Scholars Sigma Alpha Lambda I lonor Society Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Manna Feeding Ministrie Stewpot Community Cen CARA Make- A Wish Foundatior Chancellor ' s Honor Roll Ole Miss Ambassadors Sally McDonnell Barks, Honors College Black Student Union NSSLAH Cradle to Crayons Day Care Center Volunteer NMRC Oxford Society Gamma Bet;i Society ASB L.NCcutivc Secretary Senior Class Executive Coi Student Affairs Standing Committee Trent Lott Leadership Ins Delta Delta Delta Sorority Meredith and Me Walk Feed the I lun " er Pack-a- Fl Out of Darkness Conimunit Walk St. Jude Children ' s Rescart I PATRICK THOMAS REED CLAIRE NICOLA RED SARAH KEY ROBINSON CATHERINE ROSS ROOGERS ELIZABETH FORSYTH ROLAND EMILY TERESA ROLAND I ISOLA.MS ■ly Entry Pharmacy Program jDeltaTlieia Fraternily 2rican Pharmacists ssociation lerican Society oi I icalth harmacisi i ississippi Pharmacists Association Jopt-A-lJaskct pcralion Chiistmas Child .LS Association ' pha Lambda Dcha I lonor .ociety ational Society ol Collcsiiatc cholars rder of Omc ;a VICKSBURG.MS Croft Institute Senate Croft Institute Mentor Honors College Senate 1 lonors College Mentor Delta Gamma 1-raternity Amnesty International Sigma Alpha Lamlxla 1 lonor Soeiety Phi Kappa Phi I lonor Soeiety Order ol Omega Catholic Campus Ministry Ser ■ice for Sight Philanthropy A alea Gardens Nursing I lomc Volunteer BRANDON MS 2012-2013 Dcha Gamma Sorority President Trent Lot t Leadership hisiiuiti Columns Society Ole Miss Aminissatlors Lamlxla Sioma I lonor Society Ireshman I ' ocus ASB Llcctions Commission The Big Event Co-Director ONE Mississippi Collcoe Republicans Ole Miss Letter Writini; Campaign Relay for Life Phi kanr .i Phi I lonor Society BRANDON. MS MADISON, MS Sally McDojinell liarksdalc 1 lonors C ' ollege Library nf Congress Reader Student I ' rograming Board Leap i ' roj; Mentor Delta Ciamma Sorority Cilobal Vmbassadors Mortar Board National Society of Collegiate Scholars Order of Omega The Wesley loundation Beformed University PanhellenicforDelt; Delta (ianiiiia Sorori Camma Beta Phi American Society ol System Pharmacy Mississippi Pharma ' Association Order of Omega The Big Event Volu Buddv Walk BUI- Bun for San Mantec MERIDIAN, MS Daily Mississippian Ldito Chief riic Society of Profession; Journalists Pre sident Kappa lau Alpha Ihe National Society " f Collegiate Scholars Mississippi Observer LIM Competition Corps Woinen ' s C.lee Women ' s l nsemble Society for New Design Pirst Baptist Church Clio The Big Event KATHERINE NICOLE RUSSELL . ANN SHAW ALYSSARAE SMITH MASON SANDS SMITH SEALY SHAW SMITH EMILY LOGAN STEDMAI K:ipp;i Kappa Clanima Prcsitlcnl Feed The i iungcr Ciimp Ozark UMllaminnnd Oriler ol Omega Special Olympics Relay for Life Chancellor ' s 1 lonor Roll NSUiA Campus CiLKadc lor Christ Reading is rundamcnlal Volunteer Leap Irog Volunteer More rhan A Meal Volunict Rose McGill Volunteer Alpha Lamlxla Delia Presitl, Ole Miss Women ' s Llliiniate Frisbee Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority LOLl Symphony Intramural Softball IV-beiniON Committee PwC Case Comjielition Hopewell Camp and Conference Cent er Run for the Roses Salvation Army Food Rand Volunteer PENSACOLA BEACH, FL lumber™. MS 1 Ole Miss Women ' s Soccer Beta Alpha ] Teilin Plii K:ippa Phi Tau Beta Pi Chemical Uiigineering biboratory Research PwC xACT Case Competitio KPMG Case Competition Intramural Sports Residential College Project Flomeless Connect lingineerino Ambassadors r he Big Fvent Volunteer Chemical Ungineerinj Mentor I lousing Works Bookstore " lurrieane Cleanup Volunteer The Pantry of Oxford Chancellor ' s Leadership Class EUPORA.MS Executive Council Student Programming Board Phi Mu Fraternity GAMMA Freshman Focus Mentor Chancellor ' s Leadership Clas 0!e Miss Ambassadors ASB RebelTl ION CHEERS to the Designated Driver Ole Miss Choir RLIF PRAM MARIETTA, GA Mississippi Lawjf In-Chief -American Coiistil President Phi Mu Fraternity Law Library Advi Legal Research and Wri Daily Mississippian Spanish 1 lonor Society National Residence I lal Honorary Order of Omega LEAD Teach for America i INATHAN RICHARD STEPHENS ELIZABETH ASHLEY STEWART ALEXANDER PARRISH TANNER MIRIAM ONEAL TAYLOR EL2ABETH MCDANE TETTLETON ANNE CHRISTINE THRELKELD . ASS CHRISTIAN. MS HEERSItotheDesionatett " river President belTHON Jotlel oI ' LInitcd Nations SB ublic Relations: Croft Senate Jiior Class Council amma Beta Phi chancellor ' s Leadership Class ' lily Mississippian rent Lott Leadership Institute apanese Lani ' uaue Initiative OULUTH,GA School of Engineering Ambassadors Public Relations: Lnginccrins Student Body Engineers Without Borders .Aljiha Oniicron Pi Ole Miss Italian Clul) ASB Ole iVliss Vmliassadors Engineering Student Body Ole Miss Geologic Society Ole Miss University Chorus Ole Miss Concert Singers Llltimate I ' rishee Icain Meals on Wheels HOUSTON, TX JACKSON, MS Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Chi Otnega 1 rater Dixon I lu.jhcs Summer Design Editor lor ,Trrateriiitv Coun American Uetl Cross Blootl Drive I he Big Event Volunteer Boys and Girls Cluh of Oxf Lx;ap l-rog More Than a Meal Iced the I lunger Pack A- 1 Design Editor for I he Oli Yearbook The Daily Mississippian Reformed Universitv I he Delta Poverty Project Debutante C:lul of Mississij Thacker Mountain Radio Sally McDonnell Barksda I lonors College ord Plii Kappa Phi Kappa lau Alpha Gamma Beta Phi hon Omicron Delta Kappa Order ofOmega Make-AVVish Volunteer OXFORD, MS Ole Miss Eorensics learn Mississi|)pi Dietetic Assoclatio Student Dietetic Association Southern loodway Alliance Sym])osium Chef I brow Down Ole Miss 1 land Band Kappa Omicron Nu Phi Eta Sigma I lonor Society Sigma Alpha Ltmbila I lonor Society Gamma Beta Phi I lonor Socie National Society of Collegiate Scholars Chancellor ' s I lotior Roll Ihe Dig Event Volunteer OXFORD, MS Ole Miss C ' ross Countr Ole Miss Irack l iciil Sally McDonnell Barks Ereshman I ' ocus Mentor Reforineil University Chancellor ' s 1 lonor Roll SEC 1 lonor Roll Ole Miss Scholar Athlete U-ap 1 rog Oxford Comnuinily Garden . ' tv RllF Ministry Team NEAL CHRISTIAN TISHER NESHARIANNA L TONEY VERONICA LEANNA TORREY AORON ELIZABETH VANDERSLICE DEREK ANTHONY VANDUSEN GERALD WALTMAN MOBLIE.AL Olf Miss Track l-iclcl Tri IX-lla Sorority Fellowship of Christian AthlctL-s Olc Miss Athk-tic Amlxissiitlors Gamma Sigma Al[)ha National I lonor Socictv Pancakes ior Kids Rcadiiio with the Rehels Out ol ' the Darkness Walk C.A.R.E Walk LlSll-CCCA All Academic Division I Selected All-SBC IVack Field Teani Chancellor ' s 1 lonor Roll JAYESS, MS Alpha Phi Omc ;ii Frc ' shniiin hocus LucUkiy KL ' siclenliiil Collci;c Hall Council Lc ;il Studies Student Associalioii Phi Alpha Delia Society University Hlack Law Siii Association Llniversity ol Mississippi CIospcl Choir United Way Uelay lor Life Veterans State 1 iome Student Disahility Servic ' nryv. JACKSON. MS Ole Miss Ambassadors Fashion Show Scholarship Ole Miss Orientation Olc Miss Marketing Organization Presidi Eco-lashion Show The Hig F enl I he Business School UM Gospel Choir Ole Miss Marketin Organization LIM Fusion Relay for Life — Leap Frog MEMPHIS, TN Phi Mu Fraternity Ole Miss Pre-Law Society Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Chapter Panhcllenic Pecruitmcnl Sigma Alpha Famlxia College Uepiiblicans Order of Omega Pi Sigma Iheta Campus Crusade for Christ 1 iistory Cluh Italian Club Boys and Girls Cluh Le Bunheur Children ' s I lospital Volunteer SOUTHAVERMS QUITMAN MS ' Sigma Mplia Lamhtia ASB ; Alpha Sigma Lamlxia The Big Event j Beta Gamma Sigma LIMSFLISION Phi Kappa Phi Olc Miss LIndergraduate March ol ' Dimes Council Step Lip for Down Syndrome Mortar Board Historian Memphis Leadership Academy First Year Experience Mcnl Freshman Focus Mentor SMBMC Olc Miss Orientation Leadc Apex Leadership Summit ' • ■ AMANDA LEIGH WATERS CAROLINE CHRISTINE WlilAMS JAMLA CHANTI WILLIAMS KEITSHAWNAWLLIAMS KATHER IECHRKTYWlilAMSON GRIEFIN PEERY WLLISTON GAUTIERMS LAFAYETTE. TN .mcrican Chemical Society neric;in Society oi lonor Society niversityol ' Students Vfliliiitetl with American , -atioiial Society of ColIc jiyte ■Scholiirs I he IJiu Lvent Volunteer IVlay for Life Vohinleer National Science Fountlation Ciratluaie lAesearch Tellowsh IVcipient (201 1-2014) Rmntlinj President 2009-2010 Ole Miss Students for a Green Campus Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority Chi Summer College Counselor 2009, 2010 Student Alumni Council Sally McDonnell Uarksdale I lonors Coilcj4e American histitute of Cliemical Lnginecrs Society of Women tnj-incers Gamma Beta Phi Ole Miss Amhassadors juvenile Arthritis Research Volunteer Truyvon Martin Conntiitiec and Pledge Committee for Alpha Phi Omeua National Society ol C )llci;iate Scholars Ole Miss Clospcl Choir Baptist Student Union total C ' ommunicalions ! land NSSIILA Democratic C!ub Ole Miss The Bifilivcnt Volunteer Leap lro»; lutorino I lumanc Societ) Volunteer Bovs and Girls Club Volunteer Sii;ma Ganiina Blio Sorority President Gaiiuiia Beta Phi Ihc Biu Lvent Volunteer The University of Mississi) I orensics Team LInderi-raduate Leadership De elopinent Program Leap I rog Volunteer Besident Assistant for the RLsideniial College Managing Ldiior of the Oxford Liifayeiie Observer Managing Ldiior of the Mississippi Observer Journalism Innovation Club Sally McDonnell Barksdale I lonors College MREAL Oxford l- ' ilm Festival Volunteer Daily Mississippian Residential 1 lousing Photographer for the Sot Loodways Alliance hstablished the Resideni College Grove Society ILC Judicial Council Mcmbt Sigma Nu I raierniiy Sally McDonnell BarU lale ! lonursC ' ollege C.amma Beta Phi Sigtna Al| ha Lambda Order of Omega National Society of ColLj,.,.. Scholars American Chemical Society Delta Ganuiia i louse Boy IransyKan ia liiml BIo.hI Dri Volunteer Leap Irog Volunteer Ilie Bio Lvent Volunteer Volunteer h)r Phil Bryant Camnaiun EMMA LOUISE WILLOUGHBY ALEXANDRA MAE WOOD LAUREN DANIELLE WRIGH COURYSIKESZACHARY JOSEPH ZEGEL SOUTHAVEN MS WATERLOO. IL TUPELO. MS HATTIESBURG.MS FRANKLIN. TN Jnivcrsiiy Wniint; Cenicr ALD 1 lonors Society Black Student Union President Clamnia Beta Phi 20 1 2-20 [ ? 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YOUR RESUME WRITER FOR THE DM I DOES WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ABOUT THE STATE OF OLE MISS COUNT? YES! NO! BUT I PREFER TO BEING CALLED FUTURE EDITOR IN CHIEF INSTEAD OF WRITER, THANK YOU. OLE MISS! PICK A BAR THE LIBRARY CITY GROCERY PICK A MAJOR I HAVE TO CHOOSE?! 1« I I HAVE TO CHOOSE?! 1 SOCIAL LIFE THAT 8 AM CLASS I FROM THAT VISITINi: PROFESSOR FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. PICK A SPORT AMBASSADOR ASB PUBLIC POLICY DEFINE MAJOR? DO YOU I WANT ME TO INCLUDE MY I SECOND MAJOR, PREVIOUS DEGREE, AND MINOR AS WELL? DO YOU LIKE PARADES? AND SMILING A LOT? I ' YES! YESIYESIYESi FOOTBALL GROVING yOLO CAN MEET THAT COOL PROF ASB AND STILL MAKE IT FOR VOLTA TWO FOR ' , ONE ON THURSDAYS, NOPROB) ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING MISS MISSISSIPPI? IF I FINISH MY : NOVEL CURE FOI CANCER CLONE BY 2014 I WILL Bi THE YOUNGEST PULITZER PRIZE WINNER EVER - HE ' S FROM, NOT PARTICULARLY IF THE CROWN FITS i 1 BETWEEN BEING PRESIDENT OF SEVERAL HONOR SOCIETIES EDITOR FOR THE PAPER, YEARBOOK AND THE LITERARY MAGAZINE YOU BEGAN THIS YEAR, YOU STILL FIND TIME TO GET A 4.0 IN ALL THREE OF YOUR MAJORS, STUDY ABROAD, CAPTAIN AN INTRAMURAL TEAM, INVENT THE CURE FOR THE COMMON COLD, AND BE A GROUP LEADER FOR THE BIG EVENT HERE ' S TO YOU HALL OF FAMER, OLE MISS WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU IN THEIR HEARTS AND ON THE UNION WALL, m WE UNDERSTAND VOUR NDVEL IS ON HOLD UNTIL BAZ LURHMANN Will FINAllV REIEASE THE GREAT GATS8V AND FREE UP CAREV MUlllGAN TD STAR IN THE MDUIE VERSION Of VOUR BOOK (WHICH WE HEAR IS PIANNEO FOR A DUAl REIEASE AT SUNDANCE 20M) KEEP THE FAITH, BAZ HAS TO lET THAT MOVIE OUT AT SOME POINT TOSIDENT WE UNDERSTAND RUNNING THE SCHOOL IS A TOUGH JOB. BUT NOT ONLY DO YOU DO IT WITH STYLE AND GRACE AND ONE HECK OF A CAMPAIGN SLOGAN, YOU DO IT WHILE UPHOLDING A PERFECTLY MAINTAINED SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE THAT IS NOT JUST CLEVER AND POLITICALLY CORRECT BUT QUITE RELEVANT TO CURRENT EVENTS BOTH IN THE WORLD AND IN OXFORD. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING A REBEL IN THE WHITE HOUSE! (DON ' T WORRY ALL PHOTOS FROM THAT NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY AFTER YOU WON THE ELECTION HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY DELETED FROM FACEBOOK.) C; MPUS WGIHI OH MY GOSH, WE JUST LOOOOVE YOUl BUT IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, YOU REALLY ARE OUR BEST FRIEND. YOU NEVER MISSED A THURSDAY NIGHT AT EL MILAGROS FRESHMAN YEAR AND NOW THAT WE ' RE ALL OLD AND STUFF YOU MAKE IT TO TWO FOR TUESDAYS AT LARRY ' S EVERY WEEK, YOU ALSO LEND US VOUR NOTES AND TELL US WHAT PROFESSORS TO TAKE AND LET OUR LITTLE BROTHERS STAY WITH YOU ON GAME WEEKENDS. OH AND YOU ALWAYS SAVE US A SEAT IN THE STAND. AND TAKE US TO GET OUR CAR FROM THE SQUARE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS. YOU KNOW WHAT I ' M GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUC H AFTER GRADUATIONI WAIT YOU ' RE NOT GRADUATING? VICTORY LAP!! YOU RE REALLY PRETTY AND REALLY NICE. AND EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN7 VOTE ON YOU, WE TOTALLY THINK THE JUDGES DID THE BEST JOB. WE DONT ACTUALLY KNOW YOU THAT WELL BUT OUR BEST FRIEND ' S BOYFRIEND ' S SISTER WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH YOU AND SHE SAID YOU ' RE THE SWEETEST SO WE BELIEVE IT PLUS YOU ' RE REALLY PRETTY AND WE REALLY WANT OLE MISS TO WIN MISS MISSISSIPPI. PLUS YOUR TALENT WAS SUPER COOL, WHERE DID YOU LEARN TO JUGGLE FISHBOWLS? AND HOW DOES THE WATER NOT FALL OUT SERIOUSLY MIND BLOWN, WE ALL CALLED YOU ' D GET IT FRESHMAN YEAR AFTER YOU RAN FOR MARTIN STOCKARD SENATE. I MEAN YOU ACTUALLY BLEED RED AND BLUE. THAT TBT OF YOU WHEN YOU WORE A CHEER UNIFORM ELI JERSEY TO THE GROVE WHEN YOU WERE THREE IS JUST TOO PERFECT YOU REALLY WERE THE BEST CANDIDATE. BETWEEN BEING SORORITY FRATERNITY RUSH CHAIR, VOLUNTEERING FOR EVERY VISIT DAY AT OLE MISS, AND BEING AN ORIENTATION LEADER YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO REPRESENT OLE MISS WELL. AND YOU LOOK GOOD DOING IT TO BOOT! PHOTO AUSTIN MCAFEE Coach Fteeze gets a Gatorade bath aftet the winning the BBVA Compass Bowl. p268 Murphy HoUoway (Journeyman Rebel) p273 Ailegra Wells (Well Served) p275 Kim Coffey (Number One with a Bullet) p276 Blake Morns (Bird(ie)man) p279 Haley Sanders (Queen of the Green p281 Isiah Young (Olympic Rebel) p288 Bobby Wahl (Aces Wild) p289 Tanner Mathis (Fielder ' s Choice) p291 Windy Thees (Diamond Lady) p294 Rafaelle Souza (The Brazillian Sensation p302 Dante Moncrief (Hungry Man) p304 Bo Wallace (Our Very Own Sunshine p305 Denzel Nkemdiche (Landshark) REBELS DUST OFF THEIR DANCING CUQpC I I « STORY i-SON For the Ole Miss men ' s basketball team, 20 1 2-20 1 3 seemed like it was going to be the year. The year when they finally get over the hump and make it to the NCAA tournament after a t o year drought. TTiey looked to have all the pieces in place, with seniors Reginald Buckner. Murphy HollovVay and Nick Williams leading the Rebels, as well as junior transfer Marshall Henderson added to the mix. It was a the start Ole Miss needed winning their first six games of the season against the likes of Mississippi Valley State, Arkansas-Little Rock, and Rutgers. In the first road game of the season. Ole Miss traveled to Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro. Tennessee. It was a tough battle for the Rebels and even with Henderson scoring 1 5 points in the second half alone, it was not enough as they picked up their first lossof the season by a score of 65-62. After another win against East Tennessee State University at home, Ole Miss prepared for a holiday trip to the Pacific. Their first stop was in Los ; ngeles with a game against Loyola Marymount that 264 saw the Rebels eek out a 73-70 win and earning their first road win in just their second road game of the early season. After a stop in Hollywood, Ole Miss headed to sunny Llawaii to participate in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. TTie first game did not go according to plan as the Rebels fell to Indiana State 87-85 in overtime, lire loss sent them to the losers bracket the rest of the tournament. Ole Miss took advantage of the remainder of their time in Hawaii, with a win against San Francisco followed up by a win against the home team of Hawaii. With one more game before the start of conference play, Ole iVliss hosted Fordham in what was never a close game. Flie Rebels ran Fordham out of the building in a 95-6 victorj ' . Ole Miss started SEC play on the road against Tennessee. Henderson scored a career-high 32 points helping the Rebels defeat the Volunteers 92- 74. It was the first time Ole Miss started i -0 in the SEC since the 2005-06 season. Next up lor the Rebels was a home game against SEC newcomers No. i o Missouri. In what might have looked like a shocking upset, Ole Miss controlled the game from the beginning thanks in part to Missouri not scoring in the first seven minutes of play, en route to a 64-49 victory. While Henderson had already been making a name for himself, it was the Vanderbilt game that cemented him as one of the most exciting players to watch. Down 78-75 with 3.2 seconds to go, Henderson shot from almost mid-court and draining a buzzer beater three-pointer to send the game into overtime. Ole Miss would pull ahead during the extra time and defeat the Commodores 89-79 go ' g 3-0 in the SEC. TTic Rebels would push their conference record to 6-0 with a big matchup against a young Kentucky Wildcat team. Ole Miss had their chances, even making a 1 6-0 run late in the game to pull to within one of the Wildcats. It wasn ' t enough though as the Rebels would lose their first conference and home same of the season. two more losses and another win. The Rebels faced a crucial blow to their NC Tournament hopes with a heartbreaking 6 3-6. to South Carolina. Two more wins against Auburn and Texas Ai W would seem to right the ship but an unexplainaM loss to Mississippi State, the worst team in the conference, would all but sink their NCAA Tournament ship. Ole Miss would end their season on a strong no ' . with wins against Alabama, in what was senior ti i hi for Holloway. Buckner and Williams, and LSII Baton Rouge to end the regular season. The two wins placed Ole Miss third in the SEC iiid giving them a double-bye into the quarterfinals oi nif SEC Tournament. The Rebels were going to ki - to run the table and win the SEC Championship if they had any chance of making it to the NCA. Tournament. With a second consecutive loss to Florida, Ole Miss Tlieir first test was a third match-up against the began a roller coaster ride going one win followed by Missouri Tigers. It was a closely contested game il ' J ' te) Coach Andy Kennedy cuts down the net after winning the SEC Championship in Nashville. Tenn. against the Florida Gators. (Top Left) ' 113 Rebel basftetball team celebrates with the SEC Tournament trophy (Top Right) Freshman guard Derel MiUinghaus looks to pass the ball to ■Mmmate (Bottom Right) Sn-- M ■-»- " " ' - ' " —- ' — saw Ok Miss down for most of it. Starting point guard Jarvis Summers would go down with a head injury, forcing freshman I )ereli MiUinghaus to come in and play huge minutes. MiUinghaus rose to the occasion, sinking the game winning shot wTth time winding down and sending Ole Miss into the Semifinals and a date with defending tournament champion Vanderbilt. Vandy, coming off a big win against Kentucky in die iuarterfinals, proved to be a tough game for the Rebels. Much like their regular season encounter, the Commodores started hot behind the j-point line, but unlike the regular season game, they did not stay hot. Ole Miss took advantage of having an extra days rest and wore Vanderbilt down in the second half going on a 1 5-i t tn and never looking back. Ole Miss was on their way to the SEC Title game against number r seed Florida Gators. Ole Miss had defied the odds so far but a victory over the Gators seemed impossible. The first half played out that way as Horida held court takinga }S 26 lead into the hall. I he Rebels had been a second half team during the first two games and held true to form with a zi-t) run to start the second half taking 348-47 lead thanks to the impressive play ol Henderson and HoUoway. It was St. Patricks Day and the luck of the Irish was in the corner of the Rebels as they shocked the woriil and deteatetl Florida 66-63, claiming their first SEC Championship since , 98 , The win also exorcised the NCAA demon that had plagued Head Coach Andy Kennedy since his arrival at Ole Miss and getting them in the ' Big Darrce for the first time since 2002. Buckner. Holk«vay and Henderson were named to the All-Toumament team with I lenderson claiming MVI ' hon.as as well. , The Championship earned ( )le Miss a 1 2 seed into the NCAA Tournament with a second round game against Big Tn mnner up Wisconsin. (Top Left and Bottom Rigtit) Senior Murphy HoUcway and junioi Marshall Henderson in action during an :- ' H to 55 victory over Auburn (Top Rigtit) Senior forward Reginald Bucl ner dunks during ttie SEC semifinal jame against Vanderbilt, (Opposite. Top Left) Sophomore Jatvis Summers fouled while attempting a layout. (Opposite Bottom Left) Buci ner drives to the bucket in the 90 to 72 win over Coastal Carolina (Opposite Top Right) Sophomore LaDarius " Snoop " White attempts a layup against Coastal Carolina. (Opposite Bottom Right) SEC Tournament MVP Henderson drives to the hoop during the SEC semifinal game against Vanderbilt. 267 ► pw URPHY HOLLOWAY: JOURNEYMAN REBEL Coming nito this sfflsoii, what ivere you expecting? How does it make you feel? I was expecting us to have a good year. I think during our preseason we did better than I thought we would. Plus with the start of the SEC, we did good. Wc put in work. So my expectations were and I feel like we met them at times. Sometimes I feel like wc didn ' t but overall I think we had a great season. How do you think you did this overall season? I think 1 did decent. I couldn ' t ask for too much more. How do you think the t4;am did overall this season? I think we had ups and downs; more highs than lows. We went through 6-0 stretch in the SEC and were ranked 16 in the nation. I think we did good as a team How does it feel having scored 1,000 points and 1 ,000 rebounds? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment? I don ' t really feel anything right now. Right now it ' s just like " I have a thousand rebounds, What ' s next? " It hasn ' t hit mc right now. k I know when I ' m gone, my legacy lives on. but as of right now I just doii ' l led anytlilTig. What was going through your mind when you decided to leave Ole Miss? Deciding lo leave wasn ' t my hardest tlecision. I was glad to be home with my little girl. There were family issues at home that 1 needed to take care of. I wasn ' t happy as far as basketball, but I was glad to be around my family. T he hardest decision was deciding to come back. My mom just told me " If you want to go back, then go back. " She told me " You ' re the one who has to walk in these shoes. Everybody is going to have something to say but you have to live ibis life " so I decidetl to come back. Do you thinkyoii made the right decision in cominghack? Oh yeah. Do you ever think about ivanting to go hack to South Carolina? I wonder how it would have been if I would have stayed. Never have the urge to go back. Not to play ball. It ' s your senior year, what are yimr plans after this year? I got invited to this camp called Portsmouth Invitational. It ' s like a senior camp lor basketball, so I ' m going to go there and do all the workouts I can and then just explore my options. I am also getting my degree. If YOU don ' t laki " your career to the next level, what are your goals goiyig lo he post basketball? I want a job. not like a police officer, but probably like coaching or working with kids, So you definitely want a career within basketball even if it doesn ' t involve playing? Within basketball, or just with kids that come from the area I come from. And just lei them know that it is possible to get out from where we ' re from. PHOTO AUSTIN MCAFEt Sophomoie Danielle HcCiay attempts 3 layup against UMass 270 QUEENS OF THE COURT I he Lady Rebels opcnctl up the 201 2-201 3 season with a home game against Southeastern Louisiana. Ihu Rebels returned three starters and eight letterwinners from last season ' s learn and welcome three nevvcnmers in junior transfer Diara Moore, redshirl freshman Ciracie iri ell. and freshman Destini Price. Brett (rank was in his first year as liead coach for the Rebels. " Being in your first year ai a new job. the most important thing is establishing a culture which means we ' re making sure they kids are out there playing hard and doing things right. " Coach Frank said. " For me personally, getting to travel to the SEC schools for the first time and compete in the historic conference has been great. " In the Preseason Second Team All-SLC named junior point guard Valencia McFarland All-SEC which was voted on by the league ' s 14 coaches and announced on November 6, 20 1 2. McFar land entered the 201 2-201 : se ason poised to break into the i.ooo career-point club as she has scored 776 career points during her first two seasons with the Rebels. " Valencia McFarland has really stood out as our point guard and on court leatler. She is one of the top point guards in the country as far as assists, steals and turn over rates. " Frank said. " She ' s been phenomenal. " .Although the team had high hopes for the season, thcv did not perform as expected. With more losses than wins, the team did not come out on top TTiev were only able to win one of their many away games and two conference games. 1 he L.idv Rebels ' altitudes were dillerenl iiovv- ever. " Obviously we ' ve had some adverse circumstanc es this year and although I am not pleased with our score. I am pleased with the eihic and com- mitment that was made. " Frank said. " It would be very easy for them to quit and yet they were still diving for balls and played as hard as they could, " Key players on the team included I ia Faleru, Valencia Mclarland, and Diara Moore, all of which had a high percentages of three-pointers, free throws, and rebounds. " Everyone has stood up and achieved a greater level of play for themselves |)erformance wise, " i-rank said. " Diara Moore has scored more points than anyone on our team and Tia Faleru has really been a good kid. averaging about fifteen points in conference plays. " 1 lighlighls for the team included raising the team CiPAover half a point, going from a cumulative 2, i to a 2.86 in a semester. Coach Frank believed ihat the Lady Rebels needed to focus on their education and he e-vpresicd the CPA raise as one of his biggest accomplishments for the season. Frank hoped to finish the season strong and become better as a team. STORY PHOTOS iTop] Sopharnore Amber N.ngi.ta.y p.s.es up.uu.t aga.nst UMass. (Bottom) Head Coar - ' r.,n. n,vPs ,n.tn,ri,nn. to the team. 271 ► SERVE, SET, SPIKE (Top) Senior Whitney Craven encourages hei teammates before the Florida match (Right) Senioi Atlegra Wells spikes the ball against Florida PHOTOS ' Head volleyball coach. Joe Gctzin, finished his 1 2 ' ' ' season at Ole Miss with an overall record of 12-17. Scan Burdeite and Shannon Wells, as sislant coaches for the Rebel volleyball team, helped the Rebels finish 1 h season with a SEC record of 6- 1 4. hans might think this to be a lackluster year, but in reality most would si this year has lieen a time of growth for the team. There is plenty of fre li men talent and good recmits coming to Ole Miss for next year ' s season that the program and coaches look forward to training and competiiK This year, the senior girls were extremely important and were the ke players for this season. Allegra Wells, who is known for pumping the team up. came in second on the team in kills. Ashley Veach was also influential because she is one of two players who played in every set, t 1 other being . ' Vmanda Phil[X)t- Ashley Anderson had eight kills at Soui Carolina, her career high. Then there is Whitney Craven who helpi ' v ' open the year strong at Miami with a double-double of 1 2 digs and 1 : kills. All in all, these seniors helped guide and lead their team through . .; very much topsy-airvy season of highs and lows. According to Allegra Wells, looking to goals for next season, she recoi mends the Rebels need " to find a rhythm. We need to come out and • : strong and then finish strong. " She also adds she is " proud of ever ' ihi we have accomplished together. ITirough the up and down, and ham times, we have stuck it out. " Although this senior is done with her Ok Miss volleyball career, she excitingly says, " I cannot wait to see what 1 - future holds for [our] program. " Upcoming key players to watch out for next season would include jur outside hitter Kara Morgan who led the Rebels offensively with a tean high of 3 1 1 kills. Rachae! McLamore, a sophomore setter, had the thii most digs and competed in every set but six this season. Kiley ShermLi 1 another outside hitter, played in 28 sets. Kellie Goss, a junior, had tht sixth highest attacking percentage and is a rising player showing greai potential for next season. With almost half the team left as freshmen, there is a lot of potential an ' budding players on the Rebel volleyball team. TTie seven remaining freshmen will compete to fill the five graduating seniors ' spots for the 20 1 3-20 1 4 season which opens in late August. One of the most exciting matches of the season was the pair-up at honit against the University of Alabama. On Senior Night, the Rebels won rl conference match 3 sets to i . Ashley Veach had her first doubte-tlouhli with 23 digs and a career-high 11 assistsonsenior night. The seniors stepped it up while dueling it out with the Crimson Tide on one of thfi last matches playing as Ole Miss Rebels at home. 272 ALLEGRA WELLS Mk-uiii WVIIs is .1 General Sludics iiiajm w l.isl |ii,RliLX- this •.c.ivni iHii fci.iili saiil ' bulk-i wants lo go into Sports VIministiation. She is lly ' ami wc- all just li-ll lo llie ilooi .mA wi-rc like a senior ami oiitsiile hitter for the IV-hels lor please no! " the past four seasons. I he Dallas, Texas native starteil pla ins voile; hall her sophomore year of Allegra saiil her proudest aeeomplishment this h school. " ! was reallv interestetl in olleyl n was that she just grew as a player. She L ' tl a lot aitti is proud of what sbehBS ac- ilislied. 1 . llegra said she ilidn ' t ehoose to hecoine an outside hitter on her own. " My high schrwl coach 1 he mimlsel of the team going it put me there because I am tall. " Ihe position season is " delinitely getting into i stuck because .MIegra has never played any other a constant, and coming out with position. Allcgra chose to atteml the University of Mississippi because she wanted to get out As a piece of parting aiK ice . lle of ' le.vas. llo sotnething out of the ordinary ,m l her teammates to " I lang in there e-sperience somcpl.tce new. some days you are gt.ing to think ■r icamniates to " I lang in there. It ' s lough ime davs vou are going to think you c " It ' s hard to balance school and volleyball. all tire workouts, prac.ces ...... ,„„.,..., I lonestly it took me well into my junior year. slay strong, it is worth it. " 1 ou h.iv e to stav focused and slav on lop of your .choolvvork. We get our assignments early, and we " Making the U.S.. . lean, is ,n proudest ac- let the teachers kn.m- we are going lo he gotte on complishment. 1 tlclini.ely didn t thtnk v certaindavssolhev can ' t count it, .gains, us. " going to make il. i he odter girls were tke M and I ' m over here 5 I l . I made jthe U.S.A. le When asked about icon d, n.tmics, .Allcgra said. my junior year. " Allcgra goes ott to say, ' It w,,. sometimes " We ,ne logc.her too nruch. Wc ,,ll get htnnhling esperience. I vvatche.l sonte ol t he ,, .,lon.. well, cscept sonu-tintes when wc are on the girls w ho knew ntorc .,bou, ibe game att.l h,,i bus lor eight hours, " She said she loves being w ith been playing longer, her leammales and that, " we all hangout a lot. and we .,11 like to ..o out to ihe square and have ., good .MIegra says she ,s " not su,e a |. .. the l ' u,u,e alter g tution. 1- vvatil to contitiuc my career m Allcgra said there are so many funny tnontents of another year of eligibility ivil|- this Reason. One especiallv sticks out in her miml. focusing on that lor now. I wa, " We alwavs run a drill called ' butterllv ' . , t our b r the Ilio Olvmp.cs n, .cl6. knew iiioiv .ihotii I flEBELS PHOTO STORIES i;--f tNZr Ml SPORTS READY, AIM, FIRE With seven letter winners and three of " the top four shoot- ers from the 201 1-2012 season returning, the OIc Miss women ' s rifle team earned a ranking of No. 6 in the Col- legiate Ritle Coaches Association preseason poll. After missing out on the NCAA Championships as a team for the past two years, the team was aiming to reach it in 20 1 2-20 1 3. Their quest towards the championship started on October 4, 20 1 2 at the Memphis Invitational, shooting an aggregated score of 4600 and placing 2nd. " We motivate each other and it makes a difference when you see that they ' re happy to be at practice which makes it easier for you to be happy at practice. " head coach Valerie Boothc said. The team continued the season with the Olc Miss Invitii- tional shooting an aggregated score of 4528 and placing 3rd. With the season in full swing, the Rebels continued in tournaments against Nebraska, Jacksonville State. Murray State. West Virginia. North Carolina State, Kentucky, Memphis. Army, and Navy. They won two tournaments and lost five. Tliroughout the season, the team also worked with a sports pyschologist to focus on mental preparation, put- ting scenarios and challenges in the team ' s heads for each tournament during preparation. This included imagery work, such as imagining the team shooting the perfect shot which was a form of meditation. " I give them opportunities to learn more about themselves and iheir sport, " Boothe said. " We ' ve introduced a lot of sport psychology this season which as been phenomenal and this group has really embraced it which has made such a difference in the world. " On February 16,2013 ' he NCAA Qualifier, the team received a total scoreof 4632 for time, 2334 in air rifle and 2298 in small bore. On February 22, 2013. the 2013 Great America Rifle Conference Championships (GARC). held a banquet at the Oxford Conventional Center which recognized altheletes from the conference for their accomplishments during the 2012-2013 season. Junior Melissa Quartarone earned Honorable Mention honors in combined, which included smallbore and air rifle, marking the second year in a row Quartarone was recognized by GARC. For the second time in a row, senior Kim Coffey represent- ed Ole Miss as the Rebel Scholar Athlete of the Year and is also a two-time Collegiate Rifle Coaches ' Association (CRCA) Academic All-American and a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Natasha Dismore. was named GARC Assistant Coach of the Year. As a team, the Rebels earned the Sportsmanship Award, given to the team who displays outstanding character and sportsman- ship throughout the season. " This has been such a fun ride for 1 6 years as the head Membets of the Ole Miss Rifte leani t3Ke aim ar me practice range Fhe team earned d coach. " iJoothe said. " Looking to where we started to " ' " 9 ° ' Collegiate Rifle Cosches Association preseason poll where we ' ve come is just amazing, it ' s nice to see it evolve. " PHOTOS iN MADDEN 274 PHOTO EDWAS PHOTO COURTESY OF PAR FOR THE COURSE i he Oic iVIiss iVlen s;mcl Women ' s Cult louinamcni vKiuiy since ioio, but would programs enjoyed moderate success during have to wait as they would finish fifth their 20 1 I -20 1 2 seasons. overall. The men began their year with the expectation of making it to a sixth straight NCAA appearance. Their first tournament was the Sam M. Hall invitational hosted by Southern Mississippi at the Hattiesburg Country Club. Led by senior Joe David, Ole Miss turned in three top- [ o performances to give the Rebels a two-stroke lead after day one. They were searching for their first I ' hcir next lournameni would be [he Mason Rudolph Championship in Nashville, lennessee. The Rebels would earn their best result of the season, finishing second out of 14 teams. No. 24 Ole Miss would take a step back in their next event, the Brickyard Collegiate Championship in Macon. Georgia. They would have their second highest finish of the year, coming in i otb out of i 5 teams. At the David loins Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge. Louisiana. 0 v Mi s vvoukl IiiunIi tied for seventh out of i i teams. Another tie. this time for i otb in the Bridgestone Collegiate in October. This would cnnclutle the fall portion of tlielr schedule. It would gel worse before it got better for the Reliels. when they began their spring schedule in late February. Ole Miss had their highest result of the season with a 1 2lh place finish in the John I layt Collegiate. The poor performance motivated the Rebels as they finished their season with three straight lop- 10 finishes, going as low as sixth in one. 277 ► At the SEC Championships. Olc Miss would finish mid pack, placing sixth out of the i 2 schools. Ole Miss did not receive a team liid to compete in the NCAA Regionals. held at Athens. Georgia, hut senior Joe David earned an individual bid to compete. David ' s season would end at the regional as he finished two shots away from forcing a playoff with the chance to go to the NCAA Championships. 278 As for the Olc Miss Women ' s team, they had a roller coaster year. Their fall schedule began, for the sixth straight year, at the Cougar Classic in Charleston South Carolina. TTie Lady Rebels finished 1 1 th out of 22 teams. 1 he following week, the women earned a top five finish in the Golfweck Conference Challenge. That would be their best finish in the fall, as they would wrap up with a 1 5th place at the SEC Pac- 1 o Challenge and a tie ior i oth in the Landfall Tradition. The spring schedule did not start out with a bang lor the Lady Rebels as they finished in last place at the Sugar Bowl Classic in New Orleans, then another loth place finish in the SunTrust Gator Invitational. Much like the men ' s team, the Lady Rebels ended the regular season on a high note, earning two top-five finishes with a fourth place in the Anuenue Spring Break Classic and a third place finish in their own Rebel intercollegiate. TTie SEC Championship was not kind to them only two teams placed worse than Ole Miss. Tl " Lady Rebels finished 1 oth out of i 2. The Lady Rebels earned their fourth consecuti NCAA Regional bid when they were selected to the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio. 1 heir season ended there, with a i 3th place finish. STORY : E THOMPSON PHOTO COURTESY OF 1 :_ . HALEY SANDERS y; )in Roucrs, Arkans; phshetl Far more than she imagined when she hist visited Ole Miss. " My iirst visit I made was in the fall, anti I at [ended a football game. After seeing vvhal the grove was all ahout and touring eampus and Ox- ford, there was no douht that Ole Miss woultl he my college home. Its so warm and inviiing. and I know I made the right choice hy attentling Ole Miss. " Sanders said. gmgmany poin compared to my freshman and sophomore years, (loir is a game where a ]ilaver is never pleasetl. lis a constant challenge to improxe. hor me. coming into this year, the main thing I needed In work on was putting all three rounds together and linishing strong. After my senior fall season. I can say I did make im] rovements in that rcsjK ' Ct, and I know going forward I ha e new things to work on. " Sanders said, -20 1 2 season. Sanders comjieted ts. 30 rounds, and had a total Heraxerage was 75- md 13th in the tournaments, She " ;st iS ' ' and Best 54 ' ' . -im that staying in game plan is the key to success. If 1 solid game plan, we can minimize 1 mistakes that cost us shots and ulti finishes in our tournaments. " Santl (Inishing Iiyth with a total seorcorig6- 287-29: —87. In the SLC PacioChallei Sanders placed T oth with a total seore of 01-294-30: — SgS. In the Landfall Traditio she placed Ti 3th. scoring 315-321-307—94 In the Sugar Bowl Classic, she placed ' I oth, and had a score of 310-306-307—923. In the SEC Championship. Sanders placed T23rd and scored 309-31 5-326— 950. hringing her to NCAA Regional where she placed I 1 Sth and had an overall store o( 3 i 5-3 i 1 -304—930. NCAA regional 1 worked so hard last year to improve my game antl give mvscif ami my team a shot at tjualify- ing for the NCAA championship. I playetl three good rounds on a tough golf course and linished in the top 20 of a strong " that I can play with the hcst players m tne coun- tr). We ha e a ton of talent and even more heart (on the team), and we are determined to make it to the NCAA Championship in ,Aihens. " Sanders said. acliievemcnisand le versily ' s women ' s go r year with more IV marks on the uni- f Senior Riley Young runs the 1500 meter race photo 4 IStAtfjYOUN Iviali uull , thcjunclinn Cit , k.ms.isr is a Criminal Justice major. I iic- si-nior st Track and I iilcl his " last year .)l lii ;li scliool. I became iiin.rcste l l)«e»use 1 saw cincc I was ■it, thai it proba% was a once in a lili- L.i.i «|,portunily. " 1 he Allen Community Collei;e Iransler said h led lu come lo Olc Miss lur track lor sevcri ins: " liccause of Coach Joe Walker, the weather and 1 tli..u ;ht the campus was really Isiah s.iid he t hose to become a sprinter hecaus he didn ' t really have a choice, " h was the lirsi thins I picked up on, and it stuck. " Isiah has al conipeleil in rcl.iys throughout hilMnick c.ireer includiu ' .; -l. i and the 4x4. " It is hard to say that 1 b.ilani.f (school an track) Inn of course school comes lirst, " sa Isiah, " so when I ' m not doing as much with traclcl try 10 really buckle down .nid jf: my work done. " Isiah ' s goals for the i 3 M season arc to " u i n .1 national championship and run faster ih.iii I il last year. " Isiah continues by sayinf;, " CJoiiiin ; out of last season, my confidence level i anil coming into this season. 1 don ' l h ing so hopefully it will st.iy liijili. " I madelhe 1-1 2 Olympi to ' 40 and compete in 1 .onilon. isi.iii his esperiencesat the OK n—-— e ])erience. " 1 got to han_ pros. 1 learned stulf from t aboul how they 401 to when also talked a lot al)out what mv on I Isiah islhedrsl Ole iVlissalilele cic lor a non-hurdle sprinting lAfeiit .11 I pics. " It is another i;real aeeoniplish: lile. landl ii siillhasn ' l sunk in yet. " he is pl.inning oir yfiuv:, .1011 compel llra il in 2016. " Thai ' s what I plan lie would give 10 his yo be to " stay focused, slay 1 in and chase your dreams. " After graduation 1 ])lan and running track for a w to gel my degree, and one PHOTO STORIES £ METCALFE 281 ► Members of the Ole Mis Track Field team compete, photos ICAFEE OUeWTlN WtN ' Mississippi native IJrian O ' Neal is the Ole Mi-is Track coach. He got his start in Track and Field " in the yth grade. We did a fun-ain at my school, and I went out and beat a guy who had been all-state in cross country. " As his first year as head coach he says it is an " awe- some awesome leeling to return to my alma mater as head coach. Even outside of being an Ole Miss Alum, just being a Mississippian, it ' s with tremen- dous pride. I absolutely love l eing here. " Coach O ' Neal said. " I was a mediocre runner in col- lege. It was one of those things that 1 realized once I was around the s| ort I knew I wanted to be a coach. On the high school level. 1 won a couple of champi- onships on the 800 level and that drew the Ole Miss attention. " Coach O ' Neal said his proudest moment when he was an athlete was when his team was the " SEC runner up in the 4x800 and being named all SEC as a freshmen. " He goes on to say the hardest thing he had to overcome as an athlete was when in college. " I was in the training room for a year and a half with arch problems, so it was tough because you could walk on it and think that you were fine, but I couldn ' t run, so it was tough to overcome. " As a coach. O ' Neal has had a tremendous career so far. As an assistant coach at the University of Florida, he said his proudest accomplishment as a coach thus far was, " Winning four NCAA titles. When you achieve the best of tfie liesi, its tough to top that. " Coach O ' Neal said some personal goals he has as a coach is to " Keep my record intact and make sure I leave these men and women better than they came in here. " " Some team goals are to be better than we were last year. Keep building all the way until we are the SEC champions, " says Coach O ' Neal. Ricky Robertson, a senior from Hernando, Missis- sippi chose to come to Ole Miss because his mom and dad came here. The general studies major learned to balance his busy track season and school by " Keeping in contact with your teachers, and be- ing smart about your time. " Ricky ' s proudest moment was " when I had the top jump in the world. " His major goals for finishing out the season are " Winning a national title and winning an SEC Championship. " His advice to his younger teammates it to " stay focused. Everything might not go your way every time you go out there. Every sport has its ups and downs. Keep your head on straight and be humble. " Jasmine Williams is a senior sprinter from Dallas, Texas. The Exercise Science major started running track when she was nine years old, " It was the only sport I was really good at and able to pick up on. " She competes on the relays 4x4, 4X i , and sprint medley. " I chose Ole Miss because of the family atmospli ' and the scenery, " says Jasmine. " Balancing school and track is hard. I try to get most of my work don before a meet. " Some of Jasmine ' s goals forlhc rt ; of the season are to " make it to nationals in the 2 - for the outdoor season and to make it in the 4x4 for nationals. " Her proudest moment was " when I was a freshman and we made it to nationals in thi 4X I . " Some senior parting advice to her teammait is " always have heart and always put 1 20 perccni everything you do. " TTie Ole Miss Track and Field team has accom- plished a lot in the past couple of years. The ultimiii goal and mindset of everyone involved, whether it he athletes or coaches, is to win a national champion- ship. Without a doubt, the Ole Miss Track and Fiekl program is well on their way. A Tfc ¥ m. " «« ' Nil ' m c 1 (eshman Sam Kendricks vaults during an Ole Miss meet He is the mi «u Miii ;iiL in pole vaultei for Olr mm m ' Sk n . .iiiricks would bleak the, 1 i V 1 witliamaikof IBfei VT " « PHOTOS The Ole Miss baseball team siarled ihe 20 1 z season with hype and promise of a successful year. What they got instead was a year of inconsistency. " I feel like we still came up short. " Tanner Mathis said. " Our goal wasn ' t to play for a regional championship, it was to win a national championship. " The zo! 2 recruiting class for the Rebels was the nation ' s third ranked recruiting class and began the season on February 1 7 in a three-game series at TCU before they returned home for a i 2-game home stand. Ole Miss then took the road to play Louisville before coming hack in Swayze Field to play their fust South eastern Conference team against the Auburn Tigers. As the season contin- ued, Ole Miss was inconsistent, losing against lower ranked teams and then winning against Florida, the number one ranked SEC team at the time. " ' i think wc had mixed emotions, last year we came off of the 20 1 1 season where we failed to make postseason af- ter nine years so it was good to get hack to post season and make it to a regional final, " Coach Mike Bianco said. " I think it ' s fair to say for our program, our ex- pectations are higher and we had some good guys to make a great season. In all athletics, we strive to do a little more. " The Rebels hosted 32 home dates and was able to win 25 of those games. Season tickets went on sale in Novem- ber 20 1 1 and fans were encouraged to secure their spots early in one oi the nation ' s premiere college baseball atmospheres. " Ihe student section makes Swayze a tough place for opponents to come play, giving us a big advantage, " Mike Mayers said. Inconsistency had many effects on the team and their confidence. " A lot of times we look back and see the things we could have done more in. I think that one of the things wc did was draw in some of the players just to gel back to post season where in years past the players played with a little more confidence and we played with our backs against the wall, with a chip on our shoulders, " Bianco said. " When you start playing with that ' have to ' rather than " you get to " mentality, it leads to that inconsistency and lack of confi- dence. " The season was finished at the NCAA baseball tournament when Ole Miss was eliminated on the final night of the re- gional game. Ole Miss lost against TCLl. 7 4- Both Alex Yarbrough and Bobby Wahl were tabbed for preseason honors by the ABC A after the game. " This team Is like a family, we spend so much time together that when you have a group as close as ours, you gain a big advantage, " Mayers said. " ' Knowing that each guy has your back makes it easier to have success on the field. When you make a mistake, the guy behind you is more than capable of picking you up. We all believe in each other. " The team felt as though the coaches .1 their staff impacted the overall feel ti the team. " The behind-the-scenes people get th credit for making us go, " Mathis said. " Coach Bianco obviously does a grciii job handling everything. " Coach Bianco that it was more of tlu players that lead to a great baseball team. " They ' re all here to get the full exper: ence and to get their education but yoi hope as a coach that you have done something to help that improvement, ! give them the structure and routine an that you motivate them every day and push them past limits they would nev , have set for themselves and help them to get to places they didn ' t think they could get to individually. " Bianco said. " I thiHK that is one of the goals as a coach. " Both the coaching staff and the team hope for a more consistent year for the upcoming season. 284 2012 senior Mat. Snyder hits a walk oti hor erun against Tennessee en route to a series sweep photo aust.n mcafee (Left) 2012 lunior Tanner Mathis rounds second base. (Top Right) Ole Miss players perform their fifth inning routine. The Love Is Gone. (Bottom Right) 2012 sophomore Preston Overby tosses to first After being eliminati. ' d l y LSLI in the ShC Tournament, the Diamond Rebels awaited tlieir NCAA fate. Tlieit path to Omaha was going to begin in le-xas as Ole Miss was selected as the third seed in the College Station Regional hosted by Texas A M. The Rebels first opponent was set to be the second seeded TCLI Horned l-rogs. Ole Miss faced I CU in the 20 1 2 season opener with the teams splitting the two game series. The opening matchup was closely contested with the score tied at two runs apiece. In the eightli inning it was all about teamwork for the Rebels as the upperclassmen set the tabic. Juniors Tanner Mathis and Ale.x Yarbrough along with senior Zach Kirksey all reached to load the bases with one out. It was then up to the underclassmen to finish the job. Freshman Auston Housl ' ield did his part drawinga full count walk bringing in a runner and giving Ole Miss their first lead of the game. It was then freshman Sikcs Orvis ' turn and he did not disappoint. Orvis bit a twoRBI single to go up 52. Ole Miss would go on to win 6-2 and advance to the ncvt round of regionals. It would be an away game for the Relx-ls as their second matchup would come against lop seeded and eighth ranked le.vas A M. Mathis had a mon ster game as he reach ed base on all five plate ap- pearances, going J-for-3 with two walks, three runs scored and an Rlil to lead the ( le Miss offense. The Aggies struck first with a two-run third inning. ITie lead did not last long as the Rebels answered back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. Ole Miss moved into the lead adding two more runs in the fourth and kept control the rest ol the wav. Ilie Aggies would tack on another run but it would not be enough as the Rebels defeated them 63 to move on to the cbam| ionsbip rounil ol the regional. I he regional championship game would be a rematch with Ole Miss facing TCLI. With the Rebels going 20 through the regional, they would have two chances to defeat ICll due to the double elimination format. ICLl fought their way back through the loser bracket to earn their spot in the championship game. ITie I lorned Frogs forgot what happened to them in their first encounter with Ole Miss eadier in the weckctid and handed the Rebels their first loss of the regional in a 52 victory. It would come ilown to the winner take-all regional final ihc following night. A trip to Omaha was not in the cards for Ole Miss as they would fall to TCU 7-4 in the deciding regional championship, eiuling the Rebels 20 1 2 campaign. " It was a frustrating tournament for us because we played so well in the beginning, " sophomore pitcher liobby Wahl said. " I think we got a little too comfortable. We were feeling too good about our- selves knowing wc had two chances to beat TCU. PHOTOS " ' ' " I MCAFEE ANDOUCMTW STORY ASHLEY DUNN (Top) 2012 sophomore Bobby Wahl throws a pitch to hor.e durrr g the Flor.da Ser.es, Ole Miss won game one 1 1„ r,„iK.„„ (o„i,™i inn cnnhnmnrp Will Allen taos a runner out at home. 287 PHOTO X EDWARDS STORY lACKENZIE ' PHOTO ALEX EDWAt STORY A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN After the bst season, the Ole Miss sol tlwll tejin is on an upward swing. In 20 1 1 . they won only 1 4 games, while in 2012 they ended with a record of 22- : 2. " We only returned one pitcher with two wins on the mound. For us to do wlial we did this season u ' as phenomenal. " says new Head Coach Windy ITiees. One of the bi esi challenges for them this season was lack of confidence in abilities, especially starting out. " It ' s hard to leach confidence. " says lliees. " [The players] wouldn ' t l)e here if they weren ' t talented. " The team quickly started overcoming this challenge, mainly by Ix-ing open to everything new brought to the table by Coach lliees and her staH. " These kids, with me being so very different from what they ' ve had in the past, didn ' t complain. Tliey said, ' Show us the way and we will listen to you " . " says Thees. Coach Thces showed them the way by emphasizing the fact diat if the team worked hard, they would reap the benefits, and the coaching staff ncTer stopped encouraging them to improve. The biggest victory of the season was the team ' s away game at nationally ranked LSU, Even though the odds seemed to be against the Rebels when star center fielder RT Cantillo broke her hand the day before, the ladies played as a unit and secured the win. According to Coach Thces, LSU victories ar going to be big when you play for Ole Miss. But. the Softball coaching staff ne ' er stops ' always encouraging the team to get better ever) ' day. " We can ' t be so excited that we jusi l at LSU and then let it flatten out. Tliat ' s just one step. Now we need to sweep LSU. Now we need to climb, " said Thees. Wliile all of this sounds like very hard work, the Softball team does get to have some fijn. Of die 56 games in a season, only 24 are conference games. For the remainder of the games, die program can travel anywhere they would like. Coach TTiees generally chooses pans of the country that the athletes have ne ' er seen before or places close to players ' hometowns so that their families will be able to come and watch. " Wherever we go. we try to experience a little bit of thai town ' s culture, " says Thees. In San Francisco, the team was able to take a Iwat ride under the Golden Gale Bridge and around Alcatraz. " The girls will probably remember that boat ride around the bay more than the games. That ' s one of the wonderftjl things about college athletics. " says Thees. I-ooking to next season, juniors RT Cantillo and Londen Ladncr. who both had batting averages above .300, are ex]wcted to continue with dieir offensive leadership. Senior left fielder Brittany Broome is also predicted to lead the team offensively through stolen bases. While six new freshman will he on the team next season. Coach Lhees cxjiects them to step up to the challenge and play like diey know how. 2012 seniof Kendall Bfuning pitches dun line at home PHOTO CAIN MADD: HEAD COACH , WINDY THEES seasons to (. ' (HiiL- Inr Wintly 1 !i Coacli 111 llif soIiImH k-am. As livL-aml lliirida Suite ; railiialc savs it ' s Ikvii ail " ama ini i iile ' Mihoiiith she hail nut applied for the eoaehinj; position. Wiiuly Iliees got a call from Ole Miss asUiio her to take a look at the softball [jrogram. Alter visiliiv . rheeseouUlnl say m). " What ' s not to like? lOle Missl islhe Disiievlanil of ' ' • ach Ihees has played sollhall the oieesl pe.iple yon II ever meet m yran iC lllfthe reminisees on her yea as says I hees. aiinete at Wloricki State as a time of great rnin.. and petsonal gnm ih: " I pkne.l lor a So. alter six years at the Lh.iversity t.f M. I of lame eoaeh who taught us th.n soltlvtlls phis, VVi.uly I hees took the head eoaeh 01 lant . eollege esperienees are impnrl at Ole Miss, e-scitei iiilv is most important, and to have things in liemg in the SUC: the liest s I Windy Iheesdidnotwatutok-acoaehupon Altera.ucc«sful llrst seas,m,Coaeh 1 hees - " ■ eolle..e " racktation. " I was going to join the .goal lor the solthall program ,s to evenlnally - ' PeaeeCorpsorUnitedWavandlwasgoingto win the World Series. " I hats go. to be your - : " savetheworldhygoitrgtoloreigncountriesanrl goal. " says Ihees. " OtherNvise. why are you l_ L h,.|nin.. otheis. " ■ I ?ues saNS. ■ " ■■ ' pl-» " ' S " U.S. .ind work towartls her Masters degiee. I hees started her coaching career as an assis- tant coach at a community college in 1 ake City. I lorida. where she endeil up meeting her hus haiul. .Alter two e.vtremely successl ' ul se.isons in l.akeC ' ity. I hees was orieie l.i headco.lch position at Gc-orgia College and State Uni versity .tt the ageol i - Six yi ais. later. I hees was chosen to start up the sutlball program at In help .ichieve this goal. Coach Iliees humlily takes acK ice and suggestions Irom other evpe rienced coaches in the conleienee. I hees says. iKilh to victory. I u.iittl rheesisdeleniiineil forthe I ' e IS tram, hul she is also commit ::,i rt :;thes:aball p,.gmmat |ol sohballl because 1 leel B. i, t ehesy™ .,si,v ol iVlc nphis. where she led ,he v, tnany l,le lessons, says I bees. I may ,,ot is„, u. . .s I ,.11, l„.«-,viii,.ihewori ovei ecs. hutmavlK-l m ,e NCAA tounvament during ber last l e sav mg tlic uorio ,.__ .. . making an impact m my team: player by player. STORIES 2911 ? Freshman Maddie Fnedmann low fives her teammates during pre game introductions. ' ;i rHE 60(A)LDEN 6IRLS k The Ole Miss soccer program made big gains during the 20 1 2 season. The team won five more games than in 20 1 1 , with a 1 3-9-0 record. It was a complete team effort as Head Coach Matt Mott saw contributions come from every spot on the roster, including exceptional play from his 1 1 freshmen. The season started off on an eight game winning streak, including wins over Middle Tennessee, Troy, Texas Tech and their SEC opener against Arkansas. The 8-0 start was the best in program history for the Soccer Rebels. After suffering their first losses of the season against then No. 10 Texas A M and No. 15 Missouri. Ole Miss could never seem to put together another winning streak of more than three games. They would win at Alabama then go on a three game skid with losses to Morida, Auburn and Georgia. The Lady Rebels looked to have righted the ship as they rattled off wins against Kentucky. Vanderbilt and South Carolina. They would end the regular season with yet another three game losing streak against LSU. Tennes- see and Mississippi State. The loss to the Lady Bulldogs would cost them the Magnolia Cup, which they had just reclaimed the season before. Ole Miss would limp into Orange Beach, Alabama, where the SEC Tournament was held. Tliey knew a bid to ihe NCAA tournament woulil be on the line and the women played with that sense of urgency in the first round match against LSLI. ITie Rebels avenged their loss to the Lady Tigers from ro days prior with a 1 o victory. Tlieir second round match would prove to be a heart breaker against No. 1 1 Florida. Ole Miss would tie the match i-i late in the second half only to have Florida re spond with a c uick goal of their own and hold on to a 2 i win. It would end up being the e nd of Ole Miss season as the NCAA did not pick them for the tournanieni, It was still a remarkable year for the Ole Miss soccer program as a lew firsts were recorded, h was the first time under the Matt Mott regime that Ole Miss became a top 25 team, reaching No. 22 at one point. Juniors Mandy McCalia and Rafaclle Souz;i tied with a team high 1 3 goals on the season. Souz;i and McCalla also tied for most assists with seven. Tlic duo of McCalla and Souza made their mark in the SEC as well, tying for first in three individual categories: Points (53). Points Per Game ( t. 50) and Coals (13}. Freshman Olivia Harrison (lid not wait long to make her presence felt on the team. 1 larrison finished third on the team with six goals. She played in 2 1 games while start- ing in I I of them. .Another Ireshnun. Jessica I liskey earned SEC Fresh- tTian of the Week in Ociobcr. complementing the effort the underclassmen gave throughout the 20 li season. On the tlelensive end ol things. so[)homore goalkeeper Kelly McCormiek hati a solid year, starting in all 22 games for Ole Miss. She allowed 27 goals, averaging 1. 27 goals per game. McCormiek countered that with 85 saves on the year. I ler early play helped earn SEC Defensive Player of the Week for two straight weeks in September. With only three seniors graduating, and six juniors, led by McCalla and Souza. looking to take over the leader- shi|) role for 201 3. the Ole Miss soccer program is poised to take another big step in a positive direction next season. STORY PHOTO AELLE SOUZA .Suii j, li.iiUiii " As.i jiiuiiicciiiii ' .student II s.ilivay fiitoliiM IfjiiiAlI IVi;i()n. l)iiriiij;lKT 1.S0U .1 liin li«I iIk- sKisciii with llif miiM Soii .i .iki VI) s ih.ll on thf iiM. she sCiLij ik-d . a:ill) i illi sails sciatl. Soiaa [..lilicipalwl in ihe I II , LI- 1 7 Wnikl lui lcan nimcs;ls she iiUeniptal lo | lin u lh linil, her lelL 111 in 200S tiiul in ihe III , LI-JO World nml rislil Iikii. I l(m ' eiei,des|iile llie ni ' anv dillitiillies nnil .li|. in l ,eni,.my .n 20 10. challenges. S„u .i eonlinued In lead die leani in senrino :,i„ allenijilslhi(iu».;h(HiI iheseasnn. Willi eonfidenee and cxcileinenl enmiiii; inlo the season. Son a savslhalsheludmiinyehallengestuovercomeduring llleseason held nianysreal in.nnenlslnr S.,ii a inspile , ol ' herehalleiifjinsseasonscheilule. I leipin theoirense doniinale against many talented teams. Sou a helped can lllensinjilhins Ihe the Lady Uelis to 1 , ivins this season. Ilie team ' s most 1 and we all aiv almost at the s.ime inipiessiv e outinss were against Arkansas and I my. while leve l, .lou a saiii, laeiiw a couple hiccups dim n the stretch. iniliidetl playing 20 1 1 S1£C -ITic hardest game lhi.s season was at South Carolina. We ui also says that the shorter knew we weiv close 10 i|ualilyino lor tlie Southeastern Con ing what team will lie lell stand lerenee loumanient with one more win and it was ,il»,ul ha iiio a lot ol locus and enert -. " Souai said. ' " i " lli ' ' ili.impionshipleani,navn,.llK-the Ihegameagainst SoulhCarolina would take the I .ijv IV Ust team teelinicilly, hut it tnay Ix- the k-st team physically into the SLC lournament, and vith a win .uMinst I Sll .ind psychok icalh kcause of the short sc-ason " they had the oppmunity to advance into thc second rounc of the tournament. 1 lowevei. Sou j and her leammales I l.l .IV.; .1 01, ,11 si.,,1 „ ,1 he season, undefcalcd for ihc first would fall to the Horida Gators. , eigh t games. Souii wys bli inLkfd the communication - needed ,„kc.CT, succe „g the a-st of way. " We knew we had a great season, however, in my tiiind I 4 .. I " ■■ " • " ' " 1 " | P) ' . " says Sou a when asked .ilxml die tou " li lo ' I HMiil lninipi.ivein cniiiTiiiinieation, " Sou a said. ,.,. , I , ,. , " We knew we h.id a great season. " Sou a said. ■■I ' m c-vcited V ith the ■lem.iiuling se.ison schedule anil deelaringa major h,r ne.vt .ason. I know 1 liaee a kit to work on hut I ' m 1.1 engmeeriiiu. Souy l siys that is ililRcult maintaining the excited for it. ' savs Sou j. 294 STORY At-IANDA WHS lTopLe,OJ.noEnnEn,e.on,,n.«.s,h,oughUn,ve,s,,yo,Lou,s,anaa, Lafayette de,ense.(Bo..c.Len)T.e, ' Louisiana Lafayette photos ly McCalla sets up a pass against 295 p- f riie Olc Miss men ' s tennis team cxpcrientetl a lot ol success in their 20 1 2 season, " [ " he Rebel Neltcrs started the season ranked No. 22 to start the year and remained ranked lor the entire season, even climbing as high as No. 1 he Rebels hail a lot ol e. |iectaiions heading into the new year and looked to be on track to meet those expectations. They opened up the outdoor season with a match against No. 5 Memphis. The Tigers took them to the limit but Ole Miss pulled out a 4-3 victory. I hey only had one tune-up match for SEC play as that weekend they hosted Auburn and Alabama. I he Tigers and Crimson Tide proved to be no threat as the Rebels defeated them 5-2 and 6-1 respectively. I he winninu streak was abruptly ended when No. 3 Virginia came into Oxfortl and defeateti the Rebels 4 in a tightly contested match, Ole Miss dominated thedoLd)les portion sweeping all three matches getting up i -o early. During the singles portion, Virginia took control winning lour of the six matches. Ole Miss recovered from the loss with a solid 5-2 victory over Tennessee, improving their SEC record to 3-0. The first tarnish on their conference record would come in the next match when Ole Miss traveled to Athens. Ceorgia to take on the Bulldogs. The Rebels would lose another 4- 3 he a ft breaker. Their next match would be against West I ' lorida in a match shortened 4-0 victory. The roller coaster would continue for Ole Miss as they would defeat South Carolina 6- 1 , then lose to No. 1 1 riorida 5-2 and then followed that up with three straight wins against Arkansas, LSU and Vanderbilt. pushing their sue record to 7-2. With two lULitt lies lelt in the regular season. Ole Miss headed to Lexington. Kentucky to face the No. 6 Wildcats. In what would prove to be a little foreshadowing in the weeks ahead. Kentucky was too nui(-li lor the Rebels as they lost 5-2. In the final match of the regular season, Ole Miss would face in state rival Mississippi State for a share of tlie SEC Western Title on the line. The Rebels faced the Bulldogs a couple months before in an indoor match heltl in Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi State had Ole Miss " number then with a 4-2 victory, and the same would be true again as the No. 9 Bulldogs would pull out a 4-3 win. I hat woidd be the fourth 4 loss of the year for Ole Miss. Seeded No. 5. Ole Miss would face 1 2lh scedcdArkansas in the first round of the SEC Tournament. It was a mara- thon match that started Thursday afternoon and saw Ole Miss pull out the win at 12:15 a.m. Triilay morning. It woukl liave to be .1 i|uick turjiaround lor Ole Miss as they were scheduled to face Tlorida at 5 p.m. later that day. The Rebels would be up to the challenge as they avenged their earlier loss to the Cators with a 4 i win. Kentucky would prove to be a thorn in Ole Miss ' side once again as they ended the Rebels run with a 4-0 semifinal victory. Even though they did not win a SEC championship. Ole Miss still managed to make it to the NCAA Tournament. |)Utting up a good showing until they lost to UCLA 4-1 in the third round, ending their 20 1 2 season. STORY PHOTOS inpposite) Jonas Lutjen volleys a return (Top, Bottom) The Thiemann dtothers in action ' 1112 Ole Miss tennis team made it to the third round of the NCAA Tour nament 297 ► SERVE IT, SMASH IT Much like the men ' s icam, the Olc Miss women ' s tennis program had a lairly successful 20 1 2 season. The Palmer Salloum Tennis Center received a facelift during the iniloor portion ol the I dy Rebels season, but was ready for action in their first outdoor match against Southern Mississippi. The No. 24 Lady Rebels had little to no trouble against the Lady Golden Eagles in a dominating 7-0 victory. In their final tune-up match before SEC play began, Ole Miss hosted No. 1 9 Tulsa in what was another convincing 5-2 win. The first SEC match of the year would be a trip to Auburn. Alabama to take on the Lady Tigers. Much like their match against Southern Miss, this was a no contest, as the Lady Rebels defeated Auburn 7-0. Their first hiccup would come the following match against No. 25 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Lady Crimson Tide came to play and defeated Ole Miss 5-2. The following weekend Ole Miss would split their two matches, defeating No. 8 Tennessee 5-2 then falling to No. 7 Georgia 5-2. making their SEC record 2-2. After four straight SEC matches. Ole Miss would have a midweek match against Florida International in Miami, Florida. The long trip did not phase the Lady Rebels as they looked to have found their groove again with an impressive 7-0 win. After Spring Break, Ole Miss would start back up with another SEC match against South Carolina. The long break did not kill the momentum gained Irom their vic- tory against FILI, as they defeated the Lady Gamecocks 5-2. While their trip to South Florida was fruitful, the same cannot be said for their trip to North Florida. Ole Miss would take on No. 2 Florida in a losing effort, falling 6- 1 , dropping their SEC record to 3-3. Tliat would be the final blemish during conference play, as Ole Miss would begin a livegame winning streak to close out the regular season. It would start with their 6- 1 win against the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks, followed up by another 6- 1 victory over the Lady Tigers of LSLJ in Baton Rouge. Win number three would come against No. 23 Vander- bilt with a score of 5-2. Ole Miss would not allow another point scored in their final two matches of the regular season. They would shut out Kentucky 7-0. with only in-state rival Missis- sippi State left. The Lady Bulldogs would prove to be no match for ' 16 Ole Miss as they closed out the regular season wn a 7-0 victory. It was was the 23rd straight win forO! Miss in the series. The win moved the Lady Rebels to 8-3 in the SEC earning them the fourth seed in the tournament, whi was held at Ole Miss. The first match in the tournament would be a quar terfinal round match against Vanderbilt. The outcoi would be the same as their first encounter a few vvclI back, as Ole Miss won 4-0 and moved on to the seniil nals to face number one seed Florida. While Kentucky proved to be a thorn in the side of tli men ' s team, it was Florida that had the Lady Rebels number. The Lady Gators would defeat Ole Miss foi a second time that season with a 4-0 win. ending the Lady Rebels run in the SEC Tournament. It would not be the end of their season as Ole Miss earned a bid into the NC. ' VA Tournament. They wouM host the first and second round at home. Ole Miss would defeat Southern Llniversity 4-0 to advance to tnc second round. That would prove to be the end of the line for Ole Miss as they were sent home after a 4-2 los-- to Rice in the second round. 298 PHOTOS I - L,Lit (Top) 2012 senior Knsti Boxx returns a serve. (Bottnrr. i Uk VR-ooven and teammate celebrate a win, (Right) 2012 senior Abby Guthrie sends a winner down court fTm - ' - •t n;h v» . ' r-- ' .« - v.. ' ' ' tfj,yr .-.: V • : v.. % -r •« w REBEL NATION The Ole Miss football program was " in the darkness " , accord- ing to first year head coach Hugh Freeze during his speech to Rebel Nation in December of 20 1 1 . Finishing the 201 1 season with an abysmal 2-ro record, its worst in school history, the Rebels had nowhere to go but up. The Rebels did not waste time beginning their climb. After dropping their season opener to Jacksonville State in 2or r. they were not going to allow that to happen twice. Central Arkansas gave Ole Miss all they could handle in the first half taking a 20- 1 4 lead into the break, but that is why they play four quarters. The Rebels came out and outscored Central Arkansas 35-7 in the second half starting their season off with a 49-27 victory. While it took Ole Miss five weeks to earn their second win of the season in 20 1 1 , it only took the second game of the 20 1 2 season to reach that mark. The Rebels handily defeated UTEP 28-10 to improve their mark to 2-0. The third game of the season was the true test of what direc- tion the Ole Miss program was heading. It was against the Texas Longhorns. h was the most anticipated game in recent memory as it had been sold out lor months and had an a-list guest list headlined by longtime Texas supporter Matthew McConaughey. fhe Rebels fought hard, but just were not at the same level as the Longhorns, losing 66- i . While technically the fourth game of the year was an away game due to being in New Orleans, it had the feel of a home game. Rebel Nation filled the Supcrdome to cheer on OIc Miss as they took on the Tulane Green Wave. After a 26 point first c[uarter. the Rebels coasted to a 39-0 win finishing non-conference play 3- 1 . Ole Miss opened SEC play with a trip to Tuscaloosa to take on the defending National Champion Alaijama. They gave the Crimson Tide a scare, keeping the score close and even taking the lead, for 1 5 seconds, until Alabama returned a kickoff for a I D and never looked back. The Rebels woidd drop their conference opener. Ole Miss would lose their second straight to Icxas M in heartbreaking fashion. I hey were in complete control of the game for over three quarters. It took future 1 leisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel to lead the Aggies for a late game comeback, winning 0-27. Ihc Rebels would get on a mini run, winning their next two games against Auburn for 1 lomecoming and Arkansas with a last second, game-winning field goal. Ole Miss was sitting at 5-3 and had four chances to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2009. It wouM not come at Cleorgia. as the Bulldogs ilefcaieil the Rebels 37- 1 o. Vanderbilt looked to he the game that Ole Miss would get that coveted sixth victory. It seemed 10 be in the cards as the Rebels dominated the Commodores for most of the game. Vandy quarterback Jordan Rodgers threw a late touchdown 1(1 hand Ole Miss a crushing 27-26 defeat. It was of! lo Baton Rouge (or the final road game of the season against LSU. ibis was a back and forth affair with Ole Miss having the edge late until a muffed punt coverage allowed the ligers to take the lead and keep it. beating the Rebels 41-35. It all came down to the Egg Bowl. Ole Miss ' last chance to become bowl eligible. With the home crowd behind them, the Rebels pulled out a huge victory over in-state rival Mississippi State. 41-14. Finishing the year 6 6 earned Ole Miss the right to play in (he BBVA Compass Bowl, held in Birmingham and deleated Pittsburgh 38-1 7 to finish the year at 7-6. FEED MONCRIEF W ieti did you start playit ' gjoothall? I started playing football in the seventh grade. My mom tliought I would get hurt but she got over it and decided to let me play. Wiuit was your high school football cxpcri- ence like? M) ' high school career was great. I played at a small 3 A down south. There were a lot ol great player . 5A in Mississippi is pretty hard. It is like 5A or 6A to me because most athletes that came out of Mississippi came from 3A schools. Wliat was tt like picking the home state university? Wluit went into tliat decision? My decision was made as a junior. I couldn ' t stand State because the only thing they kept saying was the school up north and they weren ' t telling me anything about their school, so in my mind they had no chance. It came down to Ole Miss, Alabama, and Oklahoma State and once I took my visit, it was over. I knew I wanted to become a rebel. Wltat do you think of your experience here sofar? My ex| rience has been great. Ever ' lx)dy seems like a family. The students love you and the fans. Everybody around you wants you to be great, not just in football but also in school loo. How do youjeel ahout ' Feed Moncrief? it motivates me to just to kiiow that sorrn body actually sat down and took the tiirn to think about that. It ' s a great song. Whi . they played it at the State game, I was 111 " Wow, they ' re really playing the song " . Wluit was it like playingagainst Missis .!-, State? How did youjeel going upagaiusi . man like Jonathan Banks ami then sconn three touchdowns? The State game was crazy. I knew it w.i going to be a big competition between B.! ■ and I, but coach told me to stay humble .n don ' t say anything and the best man will Wlien sonwhody says Donte Moncrief an • Ole Miss football, what do you ivatit peopi to think? I want them to think of me as a great leatl person, team player and someone you should look up to. Wliat would you like to do after you get on of school? Hopefully the NFL. but if not I want to own my own sporting goods business and ' ■ able to give back to my hometown. How do you think you personally did this season? I think 1 did alright. I think I could of done way better but staying humble was one ol the bluest challenges. Q A AHAisjDA WILSON ( lop LeflJ Juiiioi Je(( Scolt highsleps into the endzoiie, (lop Right) Junior Mike Mjriy tackles a Pittsburgh tunmngback fot a loss (Bottom Left) The Rebel offense lines up for 1 play against Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. (Bottom Right) Members of the Ole Miss tijdent section cheer on the Rebels in style Q A WITH BO WALLACE Q A Wliat was it like for you to conie to Ole Miss from a junior college? It vviis a dream come true to be able to play at Oic Miss. There are so many more eyes on me here. I !i„ . to prepare differently as well, including going into ilu I ilm room. Biggest thing is learning how to prepaa ' u a SEC quarterback. ) iiu ' ve heen very sHccess n this year, haw you felt a change on campus? Once the season started and we became successful, ■ Ice! like the whole town changed. Oxford is an awe M)me atmosphere and you could ask for nodiing moi ■■ as a lootball player. low wouUiyou liescrihe your relationshij} witii Cofl ' i-rcezt ' ? i Ic ' s my guy. I love him. Freeze cares about all of u and when we go out and play on Saturdays you wan to tlo nothing more than give your all for him. W iatguah did yon set jor yourself this season? Do yoi tliirik you accowplistied all tliose goals? I think we all make personal goals. 1 accomplished some and I fell short on some. I feel like you have to build off of that. My biggest goal was to get to a Ixivvl game. It was really halfilling as a quarterback to help gel us to a Ixjwl game. Duyou thinkyou will ever grow your hair hack out? We arc talking about it now actually, so we ' ll see. 304 PHOTO _EX EDWARDS PHOTO ■ AS GRANlNli (Lett) Junior Jeff Scott cetebrates after a play (Tup Rigtit) Sopfiomoie Bo Wallace aims a pass downfield, (Bottom Right) Coach Freeze high fives lans after a game PHOTOS REBELS QOING BOWLING STORY The zo 1 2 Eas Bowl had a different feel than in recent years. Mississippi State had beaten Ole Miss in the last two games, almost taking rivalry out of the equation. The Rebels made sure that d.dnt happen, after winning three Ire games than in zo t , , Rebel Nation was h.ghly an„c,pa,- ing this year ' s matchup. Hoping this season s game would be different, and the first bowl btrth in two years on the hne. some students made arrangements to be able to attend, ..TT,is year I went ,o my cousin ' s house in Arkansas rather than ooino home, so I was able to go to the tgg I owl, 1 th ught ,h,s would be my one chance during coUege » go this rivalry game. " Kacie Cross, a sophomore Psycology major said. It proved to be a wise decision as Ole Miss defeated Mi Mse aeciMuii uj v ' • ' ■ S,,te , -24 ending the losing streak to their arch rival rS :he R:hels Lo the postseason for the f.rs. time since 2009. The students understood the importance of this win rushing onto the field for the first time since the mfamous Flor.da victory in 2002, I t was as if the past two seasons had been washed away in one night. " h was awesome to get bragging rights for the year " Cross said " 1 felt so excited when my friends and I decc ed to rush the field. Everyone was just so happy we won, and especially since we were bowl bound. " lustin Kyle Tanner, a junior from Myrtle, Mississippi said the Eoo Bowl was specifically special .0 him because the studems " cot to run on the field. The emotion on the field before, during and after the game was awesome. With the Egg Bowl victory, Ole Miss was destined for anothc bowl came this season. Their chosen destination would be Birmingham, Alabama for ,he BBVA Compass Bowl in Janu ary, and their opponent would be the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Ole Miss faithful arrived in Birmingham by the busload, turning the city into Oxford 2.0 and completely taking over the city. With Ixgion Field soaked in a sea of red, Die Miss went on to defeat Pittsburgh 38- 1 7, capping off a miraculous turnaround season. •■We were in a ihree vear drought of bowl games and it was exciting .0 he able ,0 go, " Justin Tanner, a junior from Myrtle, Mississippi said, " -nre attitude before kickoff was pretty loud and active, but then the weather started turning. We were up by a lot. so a lot of people weren ' t worried. Fans came from all around the South, wanting to see Ole Miss play in a bowl game and take par. in a celebration of a season that was completely unexcpcted. •We drove from A.lama to Birmingham .he day of the Compass Bowl and we were all super excited about the fae. we were in a bowl game, " Anna Knaup. a -l " " " ' ' ™ Missouri said. " 1. was such an awesome y ' K-r e oo b program. I laving a new coach, some.imes ,. is d.ffieul, .0 b S.he firs. year. Bu. personally 1 .hiirk we did really weH Heck we made i. .0 a bowl game and beat State m the Egg Bowl. For me, it was an awesome year. W The universily band The P„de of the South plays at the half t.r e show of a football gan.e The I ' nde game Ihel ' rideoi ihe South has been the official Ole Miss band since 1928 photos al£x tow. 1 Ilis group practices every weekday. They plus ihe game itself on Saturday. So a home t.iine back to school a week early before fall game week means about i 5 hours a week of siinesier starts. They are at every football commitmenl. Away games are less stressful, giime. They are the Pride of the South March- but it ' s still a lot of work for only one hour of ing Band. [class] credit " Sluron Miller, a sophomore French major, has bi en playing the clarinet since she was in the liiurth grade. The Leonardtown, Maryland n iiive loves " being a part of the game day t-vpcriencc during football season! " Her best memory from this season was " stomping Pitts- burgh at the Compass Bowl. It was definitely DFth traveling to the game during the break. " " Ualancing band and class can be tough some- times, but the professors are usually pretty understanding if I tell them in advance, " Sha- I ' ln explains. She said she loved going to New ( )rleans and " performing during the Saints lialf-time show. " She said her favorite song to [jerform is the entire Grove routine. Sharon explains, " Band is where I ' ve met my tlosest friends in college. It ' s also enabled me to get really plugged in to the spirit of the uni- versity and have a better sense of community with the students. " Iljalmar Breit. a sophomore International Studies and Economics major, favorite thing about band is " Being able to go to the game, guaranteed that 1 11 have a good seal and be surrounded by friends. " Hjalmar ' s favorite song to perform at football games is " Hey. baby! " I le has been playing the tuba for five years ■ind plays for both the Pride of the South Marching Band and UM Symphonic Band. The Muscle Shoals. Alabama native says his most memorable moment of this year was " Be- ing able to storm the field with the rest of the lans after the Egg Bowl. " We practice almost everyday, " says Hjalmar. A home game means practicing on Friday. I Ijalmar explains a typical day of practice: " We grab our instruments and warm up, then we head outside to conduct rehearsal, which consists of essentially running and rerunning segments of a show and slowly correcting one mistake at a time. " He goes on to say. " Rehearsing a marching band is a really slow process because the sheer amount of people working together makes it hard to communi- cate. However, when we do get a show done and get it right, it ' s pretty cool. " Mary Simmons is a junior accounting major m the Ole Miss Color Guard. She is from Ray- mond. Mississippi and has been performing in the Color Guard since eighth grade. Her favorite thing about Color Guard itself is the " way I can express myself through music that ' s dance. ' She goes on to say the most memorable moment of this season was " be- ing able to perform at a New Orleans Saints game. " Mary ' s favorite set to perform is " 1 really en- joyed performing to " Come Sail Away. ' " She said the funniest thing from this season was " being on the sidelines when that guy streaked at the football game. " " During football season we can practice up to I o hours a week. " explains Mary. She goes on to explain a typical day of practice; " We aet there at 4 p.m. and warm up for about 30 minutes, then the band comes out and we run the show for about an hour and a half. " " I really enjoyed this season, " said Mary. " I can ' t wait to see what next year looks like. " REBEL YELL STORY CK ' NZir Mt CAl FE AND JAKE THOMPSON PHOTOS ' lOMAS CRANING Aimee Gregory, a junior from CollierviUc, Tennessee is a marketing major and Rebelette at Ole N4iss. She has been an Ole Miss Rebelette for three years. " 1 started dancing when I was three years old because my mom w anted to keep me busy. I came to Ole Miss for Rebelettes because one of my best friends Kelley Deiblcr, a senior Rebelette this year, was having the time of her life here. When I came down to visit and saw how much fun she was having I knew Ole Miss had to be the place for me. " The Ole Miss Rebelettes regularly perform at football, basketball, volleyball and soccer. This year they added tennis matches to their schedule. With football making it to postseason play, the Rebelettes also traveled to the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham. They also went to the SEC Basketball Tournament held in Nashville. They were placed under Ole Miss sports marketing this year, making them the face ol Ole Miss Athletics. " Being an Ole Miss Rebelette has given me the chance to represent my school in a very positive and exciting way. The connections and friendships I ' ve made in the Ole Miss community will be ones 1 cherish forever. " said Aimee. Kelsey Loebel. a sophomore management major, says. " Rebelettes is a big time commitment, but if you love to dance and support your Ole Miss Rebels, it is all worth the time spent. 1 spend 310 multiple hours a day doing things for Rebelettes. " Kelsey says the Rebelettes team dynamics include " a good work ethic along with communication, patience, teamwork, and a common goal. T hese are a few things that make our team successful. " In January, the Rebelettes made their yearly trip to Disney World to compete in the UDA Nationals. The Ole Miss cheerleaders also traveled for a competition, but they had to go a little farther. In January of 2o I 2 they placed first in the World Llniversitv Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida. That earned them the right to go to Paris, France and perform at the European Cheerleading Championships held in November. Alex Blair, a junior cheerleader studying criminal justice, is from London, Kentucky. Alex said she got her start doing gymnastics when she was five. " Paris was the most amazing experience. It was definitely a trip of a lifetime and to get to experience it with my best friends made it that much more special, " Alex Blair, a junior cheerleader said. We were hoping to bring the international title back home to the United States. To say that Ole Miss did that is a big honor. " The squad stays busy with practices as well as making charity appearances scattered throughout their week. Much like the Rebelettes, the cheerleaders perform at football, men ' s and women ' s basketball and will pick one game of soccer and volleyball. GET TO KNOW: REBEL Rebel the black beat was " born " on April 1 , 20 1 1 and made his Firsl appearance at a baseball game that spring. Although most of the student body still sees Rebel as the " new " mascot, a closer look shows that his devotion to Ole Miss seems Generations deep. Michael Thompson, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Communications and Market ing, gives insight to Rebel s character. Although Rebel loves all Ole Miss fans, " his passion is work- ing with kids, " said Thompson. His favorite part of football game day is Rebel Fanfare where he gets to interact with the kids, show off his playful personality, and pull some pranks too. But. it ' s not all fun and games when it comes to Rebel ' s love of children. He heads up Move Mississippi, a program that is aimed at fighting childhood obesity. Through an online program used by students to track health choices, he encour ages and educates young people about nutrition and e.vercise. In addition to Move Mississippi, Rebel participates in many other community activities including reading with kids, ap- pearing at birthday parties and parades, and even acting as the ring " bear " -er at weddings. " Rebel is a huge Ole Miss fan. Huge. 1-le ' s like the super fan, " said Thompson. More than anything, Rebel wants all Ole Miss sports, from basketball to tennis, to succeed. 1 Ic is present at many games - lor both men and women ' s sports - to cheer on the players and rally the crowd. If Rebel could say anything to the student body, it would be this: " Be early and be loud. ' STORY PHOTOS ,.ccc ,-.wnAl FX EDWARDS 311 ► WHAT KIND OF FAN NEVER MISSED A GAME THERE ARE STICKERS ON THEIR FACES, SOMEONE, PLEASE WHY? THAT ' S ON A SATURDAY RIGHT? (WILD HORSES COULDN ' T DRAG US) MONCRIEFWH ' THE ONLY THING THAT RIVALS THEIR JERSEY COLLECTION IS THE VIEW COUNT A— of KING KOBRAZ ' ' ' " ■REBELZ " ON YOUTUBE URBAN OUTFITTERS DOESN ' T EXACTLY SELL ■GROVE ATTIRE " , Jt f RE YOU? HE OH-SO-NECCESARY FRAT SHADES THE GROVERS (ALWAYS LOOKING GOOD) ROVE NOW? LATER? BOTH? I MEAN THE GAME ' S JUST A FORMALITY RIGHT? WE PROMISE THIS IS SWEET TEA PHOTO AUSTIN MCAFEE Fieshman qifis and their Gamma Chis gather in the grove before CARE Walk C ARE Walk is an annual chanty watk benefiting breast cancer research I - rf hHau ■.!r ' .ft: ;jg , • li n p316 Panhellenic, IFC, NPHC p320 Tri Delta. Sigma Pi p322 Kappa Alpha p324 Chi Omega p326 C.A.RI, Walk p328 Sigma Phi Epsilon p330 Zeta Phi Beta p332 Alpha Kappa Alpha p334 Kappa Alpha Psi p336 Sigma Nu p338 Step: How To p342 Kappa Delta p344 Omega Phi Alpha p346 Beta Upsilon Chi 315 PANHELLENIC EXECUTIVE COUNCIL President Natalie Miller Vice President of Recruitment Elizabeth Burgieen Vice President of Recruitment Counselors Mercer Ann McKee Vice President of Community Service Mary Charles Pence Vice President of Public Relations Rachel Saliba Vice President of Judicial and Education Jacl ie Gledhill Secretary and Treasurer Katie Sacharuk [316 INTERFRATERNITY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL President GabeLaBonia Vice President of Recruitment Sonny Beneke Vice President of Judicial Thomas Ward Vice President of Philanthropy Will Abbey Vice President of Public Relations Oliver Townsend Vice President of Recruitment Advisors Tr.pp McKemey Vice President of Finance James Foster Vice President of Scholarship Carter Barnett 317 NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL President Kendrick Hunt 1st Vice President Delantric Hunt 2nd Vice President Standards Chair Paris Crawford Secretary Ralptieal Patton Treasurer Chauncy Graham Social Chair Ashley Isom Parliamentarian Public Relations James Buchanan Community Service Webmaster Jasmine Williams 318 UzURE QOLD 1 ALPHA TAU OMEGA ' S COLORS 1873 DELTA GAMMA ATOiMSSWASFftlNOED 1911 KAPPA ALPHA kappa alpha THETAS RAOGE psi WAS founded II delta THETAS FLAG HARVARD RED OLD GOLD PHI TAU ' S COLORS SIGMA ALPHA JPSIQN ' S MASCOT . SE PHTir rSfflK I AKAPPAALMSMS 1 6,000 PI BETA PHI CHAPTERS IN THE UNI TED STATES] rovalblue goldI sigma gamma rhos colors i st.anthony| DELTA PSI WAS FOUNDED ON JANUARY 17 mi THE FEAST DAY OF ST ANTHONY GIRL SCOUTS KAPPA OITAS NATIONAL philanthropy! 1 KAPPA ALPHAS FLAG 730 total ALPHA phi alpha chapters vvni FRENCH ROSE ALPHA OMICRON PI ' S FLOWER 27C BOYS GIRLS CLUB PHI KAPPA PS J AllON K.UUU UNDERGRADUATE MEMBERS OF BETA THETA PI IN THE U.S. ZETA PHI BETAS CREST I UL. in all OMKASMASCOI ROYAL PURPLE OLD GOLD OMEGA PSI PHI ' S COLORS TOTALIOTA PHI THETA CHAPTERS 1857 SIGMA m WASFOUNOffl ATM MISS 305 KAPPA SIGMA CHAPTERS IN THH UNITED STATES PANSY TRI DELTA ' S FLOWER CRIMSOM AND CREAM nPTI A SIRMA THETAS COLORS n The Chi Chapter of Delta Delta Delta at the University of Mississippi has held long time traditions on this campus and in the lives of its members- 1 have been honored to serve as this year ' s Chapter President, and to be a member of such an amazing organization Tri Delta is a sorority based on principles, sisterhood, philanthropy and the nurturing of young women. What this has meant on our campus IS that out members are active leaders who cate for each other and for the University as a whole This past year, our members served on the ASB Council, were recognized in Homecoming Superlatives, were members and leaders in numerous on campus organizations, and were recognized as the most energy efficient house on campus through the Die Miss Green Cup, Tri Delta also rose over $100,000 for our national Philanthropy. St Jude Children ' s Research Hospital, after conducting a letter writing campaign at the hospital. Our members participate in numerous sisterhood events, but also give back to the community of Oxford through our Random Acts of Kindness Days. Being a member of Tri Delta means being a woman with strong character, morale, and leadership. I am so honored to be a part of this organization and I will carry it on with me for the rest of my life. PRESIDENT EMILY LOVEJOY 5 i 1 be a Sigma Pi at Ole Miss means that one is brave enough to start umething new, strong enough to withstand defeats, modest enough 3 enjoy achievements while moving forward, ambitious enough to iorge a new path toward success, and wise enough to understand ' nat nothing is ever given but earned In all, to be a Sigma Pi at the University of Mississippi means to have taken a different path in one ' s oursuit of Gieek life. It was only two short years ago that the Beta Mu chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity International chartered at Ole Miss To ay Sigma Pi has come a long way would be an understatement. The iccomplishments Sigma Pi made in two short years civet across the He Miss campus, and echo within it ' s own National Headquarters. • major accomplishment worth noting is the growth Sigma Pi has experienced since it ' s chartering on April 2, 2011. Sigma Pi is the ' astest growing Fraternity on campus, doubling it ' s chapter size in not only year one. but also in year two The qualities Sigma Pi strives to jphold are scholarship, character, truth and justice, chivalry, charisma, and service to God and man A Sigma Pi at Ole Miss is guided by the vision of creating the next great Mississippi fraternity, here, at " the " University of Mississippi. The competition within the Ole Miss Greek system is strong, as it should be. and Sigma Pi welcomes it with open 3rms. The past year was very good to Sigma Pi. and although it ' s history may be young, the future is still to be written, PRESIDENT NEAL WILKERSON D ORDER Kappa Alpha Order ' s Aplha Upsilon chapter at Ote Miss has been very busy this past year. Kappa Alpha Ole Miss had 98 underclassmen accept bids to join the fraternity, which secured its role as the largest chapter of the Kappa Alp ha Order nationwide with 255 active members, Ole Miss Kappa Alpha received an award for most money donated per member from any chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order with $475 raised per member. Along with this award, Kappa Alpha Ole Miss was given two Crimson Gift awards recognizing its efforts in local blood drives. Kappa Alpha Ole Miss also attained the third highest GPA on campus in teh fall of 2012 with a cumulative GPA of 2,82. PRESIDENT MATTHEW JONES . Hiik ' in? p) New Kappa Alpha initiates wait outside ttie tiouse i V ' e tneii leu- ft) Members of Kappa Alptia at a swap. (Right) MembeMKappa Alpha i ' V Orleans for their Old South formal, (Opposite) Bid daHe Kappa Alpr.. SINCE 1899 This yeai has been a wonderful year for Chi Omega Tau chapter at Ole Miss and we are proud of what we have accomplished together as a chapter. One highlight of our year was in academics our chapter had the highest GPA overall out of all sororities on campus in the spring In campus life we are proud of our two members who were elected to the Ole Miss Homecoming Court, Britt Buchanan was chosen as sophomore maid and Betsy Baird was chosen as junior maid. Also the student body elected Virginia England and Mary Love Fair as Campus Favorites. In philanthropy our chapter hosted our annual crawfish boil in the spring to raise money for Make A Wish, This year we granted a wish to a seventeen year old girl named Erica who was diagnosed with cancer. Our chapter planned a scavenger hunt for Erica around the Ole Miss campus with different stations where members dressed up as Disney characters. Even our own houseboys dressed up as Disney prmces! The last stop was the Chi Omega house where over 300 of our members gathered to tell Erica that her wish had been granted and she would be going to Disney World This was such a special day for our chapter and one that Erica and the Chi Omegas at Ole Miss will never forget. Nationally our chapter was recognized at Chi Omega convention with the Award of Excellence. Our chapter was one of 16 out of 176 Chi Omega chapters to receive this highest honor This year has been a great year for the Chi Omegas at Ole Miss because of the member ' s dedication that they have for our chapter. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful group of respected women and thankful tor all the hard work that each member of Chi Q has shown in 2012. The most important thing to me though about our chapter is that we all care for each other. Chi Omega is more than a sorority, it is a family it is a place to call home. PRESIDENT SANDRA ENGLAND PHOTOS AUSTIN MCAFEE STORY MADISEN THEOBALD For nine years now, sorority ladies of Ole Miss and women from all over the Oxford area have attended C.A.R.E. Walk, which stands for Cure, Access, Research, and Education. The C.A.R.E. Walk this year was held on Sept. 1 3 ' at 6:00 p.m. on the Ole Miss campus. Many women gathered in their pink beads to walk two miles around the campus, making a statement in the war on cancer by raising $20,000 dollars this year. A group of beloved Zeta alum members started the custom here at Ole Miss, and the walk has been a hit ever since. These dehghtful women still partake in the event today and pass out fun items such as pink beads, along with information packets at the event. Sororities participate in various philanthropic services throughout the semes- ter, and this is a main event. In partnership with Zeta and Baptist Memorial Hospital, sororities selected this Panhellenic ' s philan- thropy to kick off Recruitment with a fresh and meaningful start. Along with this large event comes a lot of preparation, such as making reservations well in advance for the stage and sound ecjuipment. contacting probable sponsors, informing UPD of route, place, and time, deciding on a design for the tshirt and banner, gathering refreshments for after the walk, organizing online registration, keeping up with money from all sorority women, potential new members, members of other organizations on campus, and community members, ordering tables, chairs, and garbage cans. All of this time consuming preparation truly paid off this year by havin g over 3,000 women to participate in C.A.R.E. Walk on Ole Miss ' s very own campus. This walk is not dedicated to any specific woman with breast cancer, but it can via the participants dedicating their walk to a close friend or family who has encountered breast cancer. " This year and last year ' s C.A.R.E. Walk are very special for me because my roommate ' s mom beat a bad case of breast cancer. So it its very special and dear to me to go through the walk, " Katherine Rollins, a sophomore education major of the Phi Mu sorority, said tenderly. Some women walked with signs on the back of their shirts with the name of the woman or women they knew who were or are affected by breast cancer. In charge of this event is the vice president of Community Service of Panhellenic Council, Ashlyn Jones, senior liberal arts major. " I believe that participating in such events makes our Greek community stronger, " said Jones. TTiis walk is especially exciting for the Potential New Members to get involved with the Greek system here at Ole Miss. For many women, this was their first step into serving others. Annelise Albert of the Tri Delta sorority, and a sophomore international studies major, loved meeting all the new girls and getting to know them better. " I love being on the opposite side (not as someone going through rush), " said Albert. " Walking with friends while supporting Breast Cancer Awareness was definitely a great experience! I am so glad to be a part of something that is making a true impact, " said freshman and Potenti;ii New Member, Caroline Smith, a psychology major. C.A.R.E Walk is a declaration by the ladies who participated in the walk that Breast Cancer has negatively affected many women s lives. Through their giving back, the women of Ole Miss and Oxtord have made the C.A.R.E. Walk an annual feature on the university campus for nearly a decade now. LON During the 2011 2012 academic year the men of Sig Ep have wofl ed hard in the community. I am extremely proud of the efforts of the Chapter Our partnership with the Mississippi Veterans Home over the past few years continues to be rewarding. The men of Sig Ep have actively participated in workshops with Linda Abbot and the Green Dot Program to raise awareness about domestic violence. Most recently the chapter has partnered with Degree College Ministry In Spring 2012 Degree Ministry and Sig Ep raised over $10,000 hosting a free concert at the Lyric fighting human trafficking. Sig Ep was honored with its national brotherhood development award t his past spring. Thank you to all Sig Ep members and volunteers who have contributed to our success. PRESIDENT BLAKE SERPA n D SINCE 1976 As president of the Tau Eta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Incorporated, I am honored to present my chapter Throughout my term as president, my goat is to hold visionary leadership in my sorority within the National Panhellenic Council, and throughout University Affairs. The Tau Eta Chapter continues to embody the principles Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded upon. We encourage scholarship and sisterly love throughout our membership in My Kid Sister Program with Delia Davidson Elementary school. We exhibit the ideal of community service by hosting our annual Kid ' s Day Stroll for Hope; Autism Walk, Highway Picl(up, Move in Day Ushering for UM Gospel Choir, and the ' Big Event. 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, hosting ouc annual My Kid Sister Program with University Affairs. PRESIDENT TAYLUR AVERY Ptii Beta throwing down their sign. (Opposite): President Taylur Avery and a ZPB sister volunteering at the Big Event D KAPPA D SINCE1974 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded January 15, 1908 on the Campus of Howard University Our membership is comprised of distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. The Theta Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated was Chartered May 12, 1974 on the campus of The University of Mississippi, Almost 40 years later. Theta Psi continues to serve the Die Miss, Oxford and Lafayette communities. Theta Psi takes pride in their annual Emerging Young Leaders Expo, which impact the lives of girls in grades sixth through eighth by providing leadership development, civic engagement, enhanced academic preparation and character building. Through the years, Theta Psi is noted for having the 1st black sorority house at Ole Miss, the 1st black Miss Ole Miss, and the 1st black sorority to establish endowment on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Since 1848 and 1908, respectively, the University of Mississippi and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. have responded to the world ' s increasing need for leaders. Both Ole Miss and AKA continue to empower young women by promoting exemplary service initiatives and providing progressive programs. By its Involvement with these two powerful institutions, Theta Psi has formed sisterly bonds, excelled academically, developed professionally and served unselfishly We are leaders, innovators, and women of the University of Mississippi We are the Tenacious Theta Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, PRESIDENT MORGAN LINDSEY BURNETT 332 (Top Left) Members of Alpfia Kappa Alptia pose inside Bryant Hall on campus. (Top Right) Tlie officers of Alptia Kappa Alpha, (Bottom Left) Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha on Bid Day, (Bottom Right) The ladies of AKA and friends are all smiles as they pose in The Grove, GREEKS KAPPA n SINCE 1983 The Legendary Lambda Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was charted on the campus of the University of Mississippi on April 16 ' 1983. Founded upon the core principal of achievement, the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi have excelled not only in the classrooms but also within the community. For academic year of 2012, the Lambda Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi has played a prominent role in the lives of the children at the Oxford Lafayette Elementary School and the Boys Girls Club, by mentoring and tutoring them on subjects that are critical to achieving in every field of human endeavor. Being that It was a year to commemorate 50 years of integration, we reached out to other organizations and councils. With open arms the lovely ladies of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Phi Mu extended their hospitality and helped create a unity stroll as well as a social dinner In the upcoming Semester of Spring 2013. we will be hosting the 68 ' " provincial council meeting for south central province of Kappa alpha psi and also we will be celebrating the Lambda Pi chapters SO year anniversary. PRESIDENT LARRY D SIvllTH JR. J £l . i Top Left ana Bottom Left) rne men of Kappa Alpha Psi ttirow down theit sign. (Top Rigtit) A member of Kappa Alpha Psi tutors a local Oxford student, (Bottom Right) Members of Kappa Alpha Psi and iiends are all smiles as they pose in front of the Phi J house on campus. (Opposite) The men of Kappa pha Psi and ladies of Phi Mu perform a unity stroll front of the student union. v SINCE 1927 Over the course of the past academic year. Sigma Nu has continued to excel in every facet of campus life, from academics to leadership and community involvement. We are proud this year to boast of our very own Austin Harrison being elected Colonel Reb, as well as of the wide array of individuals who hold offices and leadership positions in the various schools and colleges across campus and in ASB Senate, Likewise, we saw unprecedented success in terms of our philanthropic contributions to the community, as our first annual Food Stocl and our twenty fourth annual Charity Bowl both generated more support and awareness than we could have possibly imagined In this manner, I can proudly and honestly say that we as a chapter have continued to strive to uphold the noble ideals upon which our national organization was founded so many years ago, and hope and plan to continue to do so for years to come, PRESIDENT ROBERT CORBAN 336 HOW TO: STEP LIKE A PRO (AS TAUGHT BY MICAH JOHNSON AND ALEX ISOM Under Chops THE ADVANCED CLASS (IN CASE YOU WANT A LITTLE MORE SWAGGER) The Modified Touch THE ANATOMY OF THE SRAT POSE (AS MODELED BY BESSIE BURTON JONES: THE " ALMOST " TILT THE " NOT SO CANDID " CANDID It ' s called the skinny arm. dJ Wait what? Are you saying how big my shades are has nothing to do with how skinny I took in the photo? Later in life I will often rub my knees and complain of my football injury But who cares as long as I look good in my profile pic. THE SORORITY SQUAT m The infamous sorority head tilt, body twist. Known for making your hips looknonexistant, your hair look like a TRESuemmead, and your smile look larger than life. THE TILT r WE ASKED " HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR . HOUSEMOM? " " TJ YOU SAID: t THE REAL HOUSE OLE W§§ KKG loves our house mother Momma Jeanl This is her first year at KKG. and we couldn ' t have asked for a better house mother She is so fun and livelyi Sometimes she ' s the loudest one in the room. There is never a dull moment with her We love spending time with her at the house When all of the girls where in the TV room watching The Bachelor, Momma Jean told us, ' I ' m going to find me a granny bachelor! ' ' Momma Jean is also knom to be a bit of a prankster After our nightly security guard tricked Momma Jean and a girl living in the house one night. Momma Jean wanted revenge and scared our security guard by hiding in the kitchen wearing a scary mask when he came in to grab our snack bowl All of the girls have formed a true friendship with Momma Jean, (Elizabeth O ' Connell. Kappa Kappa Gamma) 1 love her She ' s always checking up on us and really acts liek a mother when we ' re away from our moms. She ' s always willing to help in anyway possible and genuinely cares about her girls. And she puts out really good snacks :) (Jillian Harris, Pi Beta Phi) Delta Psi hasn ' t had a house mother for years. However, our fraternity has a special lady who has been with us for over 20 years. She ' s more than a woman who fills our stomachs five days a week, Sherreda Hillard is an incredible lady that ' s a listening ear, has Godly advice and yet is quick to cut up with her boys If Delta Psi had a house mother, it ' d be " Sugar Britches! " (Adam Stanford. Delta Psi) if! could ' raid anyone in the house ' s closet? it would definitely be Ms. D ' s. Jenny Trout. Alpha Omicron Pi Ms. V scares the freshman, but then again everything scares the freshman. They walk on eggshells. However by the time our sophomore year rolls around Ms. V becomes the coolest person ever She makes us recycle and apologize to the dinning room if we slip up and say something ' unlady like " Ms. V has the best sense of humor and she has helped secured phi mu ' s spot as the best place to get a cookie on Fridays, and a great, fresh salad any other day of the week. Everyone loves her. and I have had the best fun getting to know her over the past for years (Mary Margaret Johnson, Phi Mu) If you ' ve ever seen a woman walking around campus with two fur balls, the you ' ve seen Aunt Mary The only thing she loves more than Daisy and Pudder are her Sigma Chi boys. She ' s been with us for five years now. and she somehow still loves us no matter how much we push her buttons. (Taylor Blaylcok. Sigma Chi) Mrs. Sarah once told my friend Kenzie and me. " If there isone thing I learned when I first got here, it was that the freshman have no idea that they have no idea. " We love her humor and her tidbits of wisdom. She ' s the best and I couldn ' t imagine Chi without Mrs. SaSa! (Kakky Brown, Chi Omega) To Ms, Connie there are about four of us guys with circular tortoise shell glasses. To her, we are all one and the same, the " oooo lookin ' good, GO, I ' m going to have to get me some of those " boys, (Neat McMillan. Kappa Alpha Order) There ' s just none better She knows each girl personally One morning when I was running late she said to me, you weren ' t in your usual breakfast chair this morning! She notices. (Vivian Lang, Kappa Delta) 341 «»8.- KAPPA DEL n SINCE 1927 Kappa Delta Soiority, founded in 1897, promotes service to others, academic excetlence, leadership, and sisterhood. The Alpha Nu Chapter of Kappa Delta was founded at The University of Mississippi in 1927. Our chapter is dedicated to our two national philanthropies. Prevent Child Abuse America and Girl Scouts of the USA. We raised $47,000 for Prevent Child Abuse America and the Exchange Club Family Center of Oxford through our Shamrock philanthropy event. This was more than any other KD chapter in the nation ' Shamrock consists of a golf tournament, raffle, 5k, brunch, and silent auction. Kappa Delta has been a proud partner of the Girl Scouts of the USA since 1998, and every year we hold many events for our local Girl Scout troops, including the International Girls Day Festival, Friends Don ' t Bully events, and Uniquely Mel events, and an International Tea Party Academics are a strong focus for our chapter. KD consistently ranks in the top three of all sororities in overall GPA. Most recently, we ranked second highest sorority GPAi On campus, we have five ASB senators, with sisters serving as Director of Health Promotions Director of First Year Experience, External Legislation Monitor, Public Relations Social Media Chairman, and Campus Organizations Liason. We have members involved in the Ambassador program. Student Alumni Council where we have two officers, and the Green Grove Initiative, founded by two of our very own sisters KD is also represented in the Honors College, the Rebelettes, cheerleading, theatre, track, soccer and many honor societies and volunteer organizations During this year ' s homecoming festivities we were thrilled to have one of our own, Mackenzie Lowery, elected as senior homecoming maid KDs love to volunteer with our philanthropies, get involved on campus, and strive for our academic goals, but more than anything we love to spend time with each other Kappa Delta is a sisterhood, and we love being a part of it! PRESIDENT VlCTOFilA RAGLAND (Left) Kappa Delta Senior Homecoming Maid Mackenzie Lowery on the field I against Arkansas (Top) Senior Kappa Deltas on Pref Nigfit during Recruilmel Delta are all smiles as they pose inside their soronty house. (Opposite) Kap| letters on Bid Day. D n D SINCE 2003 Omega Phi Alpha was charted at the Univetslty of Mississippi in January 2003. Ever since that great day the Alpha Beta chapter has spent hundreds of hours of service in various ares. The sisters of this sorority complete service projects in six different areas including Nations of the World, Mental Health, and University Community We have given back through projects such as The Big Event, Relay for Life, Out of the Oarkness, UNICEF Trick or Treat and much more. I have seen myself and others grow with each project we complete. I have also seen the difference we make for others with our simple and humbling tasks. Our service makes us great leaders, but most importantly our service makes us better friends and sisters to each other. PRESIDENT NIKKINA HANKINS Top) Memoers of Omega Phi Alpha throw their sign while dressed in white . iBoltorn) The sisters of Omega Phi Alpha and friends raise money outside the Student Union, (Right) Members of Omega Phi Alpha. (Opposite) The ladies of Omega Phi Alpha. Alpha Beta Chapter. r c Beta Upsilon Chi, Brothers Under Christ, is a lifelong brotherhood of committed Christian men seeking the bonds of brotherhood and unity in Christ through the avenue of a social fraternity on a college campus. BYX was founded at the University of Texas at Austin in the spring of 1985, and in the spring of 2007 the Chi Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi was established at Ole Miss. Annually, BVX hosts " Island Party " to commemorate the fraternity ' s founding. In the spring of 2012, the Chapter held its spring formal in the 755 Club of Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves. BVX also hosts other social events throughout the semester. The BVX tent is a feature in the Grove along the Walk of Champions, and BYX was recognized for their work with the Green Grove Initiative Brothers of the Chi Chapter are active in the Associated Student Body The Big Event, Ole Miss Ambassadors, Ole Miss Orientation Leaders, Relay for Life, the Pride of the South marching band, and various campus ministries. Through all of our events and activities we continue to strive to fulfill our purpose of establishing brotherhood and unity among college men based on the common bond of Jesus Christ. " Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity " PRESIDENT JESS WALTMAN DELTA GAMMA: SERVICE FOR SIGHT KAPPA DELTA: GIRL SCOL TS OF AMERICA DELTA DELTA DELTA: ST JUDE CHILDREN ' S RESEARCH HOSPITAL CHI OMEGA: MAKE A WISH KAPPA ALPHA THETA: COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA: READING IS FUNDAMENTAL PHI MU: CHILDREN ' S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITAL PI BETA PHI: CHAMPIONS ARE READERS ALPHA OMICRON Pl: ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION ALPHA TAU OMEGA: GREEK OPEN BETA THETA Pl: GROVE GAMES DELTA PSI: OXFORD CHARITIES KAPPA ALPHA ORDER: MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION KAPPA SIGMA; ANGEL RANCH PHI DELTA THETA: ALSA PHI KAPPA PS|: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB PHI KAPPA TAU: SERIOUSFUN CHILDREN ' S NETWORK PI KAPPA ALPHA. PIKt POWuER PUf-F SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON: OXFORD CHARITIES SIGMA PHI EPSILON: YDLTTHAIDS SIGMA CHI: CHILDREN ' S MIRACLE NETWORK SIGMA NU: HELPING HAND INITIAnVE SIGMA Pl: SAM SPADY FOUNDATION ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA: RELAY FOR UFE ALPHA PHI ALPHA: BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS DELTA SIGMA THETA: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION IOTA PHI THETA: OXFORD CHARITIES KAPPA ALPHA PSI: ST JUDE CHILDREN ' S RESEARCH HOSPITAL OMEGA PSI PHI: UNCF PHI BETA SIGMA: SIGMA WELLNESS SIGMA GAMMA RHO: OXFORD CHARITIES ZETA PHI BETA: OXFORD CHARITIES 348 FOUNDED IN 1990 TO HONOR FORMER OLE MISS FOOTBALL PLAYER CHUCKY MULLINS, SIGMA NU CHARITY BOWL HAS RAISED OVER 1.2 MILLION DOLLARS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO PARALYSIS INJURIES. THE PI KAPPA ALPHA FRATERNITY ALONG WITH NINE SORORITIES, RAISED $25,000 FOR THREE CHARITIES - FEED THE HUNGER, MORE THAN A MEAL AND LOVE FOR LIFE - AT THEIR 2013 PIKE POWDER PUFF GAME. IN 2012 THE KAPPA DELTA SORORITY AT OLE MISS RAISED $47,000 FOR PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AMERICA AND THE EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY CENTER OF OXFORD THROUGH THEIR " SHAMROCK " PHILANTHROPY EVENT. UST A GMNCE 349 !► you Akl LO ED, MISSED, ; ND ALWAYS REMEMBERED. OUVIA LEE A] AY 50 2012 C; ROLINE 5 l TLE JUL 8 2012 B R D JAGGAVJ JUL 10, 2012 N; l RLON SMITH, M. , UGUST 27, 2012 JUSTIN 1LLEN LEOBETTEI SE9TEMeE1 3, 2012 PHIL R IN 11; LONE SEPTEMfiE-R 27. 2012 JOHN WILLMM WH 1T CTTOcBE ' R 27 2012 SA Afi MTHE RINE WH 1T OCTOfiEl 27 2012 DAVID LOUIS OTT. M. m A ' kY 15. 2013 B-ROOkS 11ICH; 1EL DEGUTIS M 19CH 11 2013 351 ► C38 MO Y34 KO CO M27 Y76 KO LOPHON CO M76 Y60 KO C57 M22 Y54 K2 CO M87 Y91 KO C100 M18 YO K51 C72 MO Y38 KO The OLe Hiss has been the official yearbook of the University of Mississippi since 1897. Elam Meek, a student at the university won the competition to name the yearbook and unknowingly also gave birth to the nicknarnf thai IS cherished by the school, its students, and alumni Portrait piiotographs for the 2013 book were taken by Herff Jones Photography All other photographs were taken by staff photographers under the management of Alex Edwards, or contributed by University Imaging. Brano Services. Ole Miss Athletics. Ed Meek and the Meek Sctiooi of Journalism and New Media or the individuals pictured The majority of the photographs were taken using Canon anfi Niknn r. mpras The il7th volume al The Ole Miss was printed at Friesens Publishing. 1 Memory Lane. Altona. Manitoba Canada ROGOBO- The book was created by Ole Miss students under the management of Elizabeth Beaver. Editor in Chief with the assistance of six other student editors Photography Editor Alex Edwards. Greek Editor Britlam Acuff. Business Manager Jessica James. Sports Editor. Jake Thompson; Writing Editor. Callie Daniels and Design Editor. Miriam Taylor The editorial content does not necessarily represent the opinions of the university The cost of The Ole Miss is included in the tuition of every full time student and pages are sold to Greek and student The Ole Miss 2013 was designed using eight different lonl families, Fanwood, ERfit liliUoil Melbourne. OSTHW SANS and Otama. The cover and endsheets were designed by Miriam T Vl ' i ' ' vil ' ' i -dOVlSe trom EllZahf lh Reaypr 352 ibbey, Taylor 152 ' .bbey. Will 317 •ibraham. Davis 149 brams. Tim 159 Achigbu. Arther 154 gner. Lita 141 Albert, Annelise 326 Alexander, Elise 153 Allen. Britt 72. 73 Allen. Will 287 Alley. Daily 80. 157 Alston. Gregory 109. 149 Altizer. Mackenzie 79 Ammeter. Tony 34 Anderson. Steven 154 Arrivee. Alan 72 Avery, Taylur 330 Aziz. Amir 160 Baird. Betsy 325 Baker. Bradley 157 Baker. Hillary 152 Baker. Kelly 92 Ball, Ashley 161 Barber. Rob 154 Barnes. Brian 100 Barnes, Brian 148 Barnes, Brian 207 Barnes, Nicole 159 Barnett, Carter 317 Barrios, AJ 161 Bartel. Alison 155 Batte. Jacob 168 Beach. Courtney 149 Beard. France 203 Beebe. Grant 172. 173 Bellamy Kaitlyn 149 Beneke. Sonny 317 Bennett. Jayme 165 Berger. Jordan 72. 73 Berger. Julia 62. 128 Bianco. Mike 284 Bibbs. Elizabeth 152 Biggs. Tyler 156 Bishop. Jerry 165 Bjork. Ross 79 Blackwell. Adam 161 Blackwell. Rachel 102. 103 Blakeslee. Ed 158 Blaylcok. Taylor 343 Bobinger. Caroline 149 Bobo. John 234 Boddeker. Paul 79 Bodenhamer. Zac 168 Boleware. Bradley 174. 175 Booker. Ethan 168 Booker. Quinn Jarvis 154 Boothe. Valerie 274 Bounds, Mr. Hank M, 158 Bounds, Nicole 60 Bowman. Chad 1490 Boxx. Kristi 299 Brabec. Meredith 30. 31 Braddock. Rebecca 152 Bradford, Sabrina 148 Bradstreet. Chase 117 Brashier. Anne 149 Breit. Hjalmar 309 Brennan. Saadiah 160 Bridges. Rod 154 Briscoe. Lauren 149 Briscoe, Lauren 154 Brock. Houston 172. 173 Brooks. Stephanie 50 Brouckaert. Jessica 91 Brovi n. Alex 154 Brown. Ellison 161 Brown. Kakky 343 Brown. Kathleen 152 Brown. Gllandria 152 Brown. Stacey 149 Brown. Will 153 Bruhl, Drew 84 Bruning, Kendall 290 Bryan. Taylor 141 Buchanan. Britt 325 Buchanan, Brittany 149 Buchanan. James 318 Buckner, Reginald 264. 267 Burch. Brandi 164 Burgreen. Elizabeth 316 Burkholder. Stephane 148 Burkholder. Stephanie 161 Burnett. Morgan Lindsey 203 Burnett. Morgan Lindsey 332 Burton. Velmore Jr. 29 Butler. Clara 113 Byrd. Courtney 88. 89 Cameron. Katie 31 Campbell. Jennifer 154 Campbell. Madeline 154 Cantretl. Camille 168 Carr. Louis 83. 85 Carroll. David 165 Carter. Bamett 154 Carter. Julie 152 Casady Lauren 152 Castellanos. Stephen 149 Charles. Justin 94 Cheng. Dr. Alexander 41 Chism. Bridget 164 Chism. Kimberly 30. 32 Choi. Hyo Jung 160 Chong. Eunice 160 3B3 Christian, Anna Gaylel49 Chumbley. DJ 156 Clark. Conner 155 Clark, Kyla 149 Coburn. Madison 161 Cockrum, Emily 137 Coffey, Kim 274, 275 Coffey, Michelle 88 Coffin, Jack 135 Coghlan, Kaitlyn 154 Coleman, Kegan 161 Coleman, Kegan 235 Coleman, Tisha 172. 173 Collier, David 172, 173 Compton, Caroline 149 Connerly, Caroline 194. 204 Cook. Darby 165 Cook. Ryan 149 Corban, Robert 148 Corban. Robert 336 Costa, Iwyson 142 Costas. Philip 30. 32 Cotelo. Maia 155 Countiss. Rivers 203 Ciaig. Anna 135 Craig, Melissa 152 Craine, Cameron 154 Craven, Whitney 272 Crawford, Pans 203 Crawford, Pans 318 Creel Ashton 154 Creswell, Miriam 171 Cummings, Robert 91 Cummins, Adam 153 354 Cummins, Karen L. 158 Cyree, Dr. Ken 34 Dandridge. Kimberly 196. 207 David. Joanna 41 Davidson. Samuel 149 Davis. Alexa 149 Davis. Amelie 203 Davis. Ashleigh 149 Davis, Curtis 152 Day Katie 156 DeLaughter, Hardy 148 DeVilliers. Cole 89 Dees. Jim 120, 121 Delaughter. Hardy 154 Demarest. Abigail 100 Dharmaratne, Nirmal 160 Dixon, Lakendrick 159 Dodson, Logan 156 Dolan. Dr. Amy Wells 37 Dorrough, Duff 121 Dowell, Walker 149 Drummond. William 149 Dukes, Brittany 154 Dukes, Brittany 159 Dupont, Dr Nancy 170, 171 Dye. Dr Bradford Johnson III 158 Eidt. Caitlan 152 Ellingburg. Anna60. 148 Ellis. Jenny Katherine 235 Ellis. Kristen 55 Emerson. Erin 295 England. Sandra 3. 149. 324 England, Virginia 174, 175 Englert. Peter 157 Everett. Ellen 165 Everett, Frank E. Jr. 8 Ezelle, Ryan 148 Fair, Mary Love 235 Faleru. Tia 271 Farrar. Stevie 148. 161 Farrar. Stevie 208 Faulkner, LaKeith 100 Faust. BreAnna 153 Ferraez. Cory 50 Fields, Knstina 152 Fields, Patrick 155 Fitzpatrick. Jack 153 Flesher. Dale 27 Flora. Lilla Grace 149 Foster. James 317 Fowler. Kathryn 148 Fowler. Williams 88, 89 Frank. Brett 271 Franklin, Shaquera 153 Franks, Christy 165 Freeman, Kate 18. 19. 21 Freeman. Katherine 152 Freeze. Hugh 263. 306, 307 Frey Elizabeth 148 Friedmann, Maddie 292 Fullenkamp, Christina 156 Gadd, Hannah 152 Galagan, Patrick 27 Garner, Alex 156 Garron, Cedric 157 George, Emerson 154 Gershon, Richard 48 Geter, Shaun 117 Getzin, Joe 272 Gipsen, Dr. Kees 56 Girardeau, Merrill Lee 148 GledhilUackie316 Godwin, Caroline 93 Goodfellow, Thor 154 Gopal Kishan 157 Gordon, Clifford 154 Gove, Max 29 Graham, Chauncy 318 Craning, Thomas 172, 173 Craning, Thomas 174. 175 Granzin. Nolan 137 Green, Christian 93, 95 Greenlee, Katy 148 Gregory Aimee 310 Gregory Josh 149 Griffin, Drew 48 Guillot, Chloe 149 Gussow, Adam 87 Guthrie, Abby 299 Haadsman. Patrick 124. 125. 127 Haar. Nicholas Vender 149 Hagan, Connor 148 Hahn, Allison 62 HalL Matthew 48 Hall, Shelby 154 Hamner, Mary Claire 203 Hamrick, Joseph 99 Han, Misun 160 Hankins, Nikkina344 Hannah, Jasmine 153 Hanson, Jack 149 Hardges, Kimberly 154 Hargett, Mallory 75 Harris, Bracey 161 Harris, Jessica 43 Hams, Jillian 343 Harris, Molly 161 Harrison, Austin 65. 148, 200. 201 Hartman. Lisa 103 PHOTO THOMAS GRANING PHOTO PHILIP WALLER Harvey. Haley 156 Hastings. Camden 149 Hayes. Kyndai 134, 203 Haywood. Jon 172, 173 Haywood. Jon 174, 175 Hecker. Jenna 168 Helmer, Raquel 168. 169 Helmick, Britney 43 Hembree. Sydney 152 Henderson, Jay 165 Henderson. Marshall 264. 266 Hendrick. Jennybeth 149 Hetrin. Hannah Katherine 153 Higgins, Sean 154 Hill, Isiah 154 Hilton. Morgan 148 Holliday Jeremy 149 Hollingsworth. Joshua 149 HoUoway Murphy 264. 265. 266. 268. 269 Holman. Catherine 154 Holman. Emma 100 Holtzman. Julie 149 Hon. Caroline 152 Hooper, Shane 158 Hoover. Dr. Kim 43 Horton. David 149 Horton. David 199. 234 Howell. Wesley 154 Huda. Ibrahim 160 Huffman. Zach 108. 109 Humphries, Ryan 153 Hunt, Delantric 318 Hunt. Kendrick 318 Hurd, Jennifer 164 Hurston, Ben 174. 175 Hurtston. Brock 161 Ingram, Alex 84 Isom, Alex 340, 341 Isom, Ashley 318 Ivy Dr, Lennette 29 Vj Jackson, Blair Sarah 149 Jackson, Courtney 153 Jackson. Courtney 159 Jackson. Tristen 154 Jackson. Tyler 153 Jaishankar. Shruti 108. 109 Jenkins. Ferrand 159 Jensen. Elyse 148 Jernigan, Rebecca 72 Jimenez. Mary Grace 105 Johns. Kelts R. 159 Johnson. Ashely 156 Johnson. Mary Margaret 343. 235 Johnson. Micah 340. 341 Johnson. Stephanie 165 Johnston. Molly 133 Jones. Ashlyn 326 ♦ Jones. Bessie Burton 342 Jones. Chancellor Dan 12. 13. 368 Jones. Haley 152 Jones. Kyle 117 Jones. Matthew 322 Jones. Ryan 161 1 1 Kaiser. Katie 203 Kajdan. Harry 149 Kakales. Mary Elizabeth 153 Kandoi. Harsh 160 Kang. Sean 154 Kapanzhi. Diana 149 Kapler, Desiree 156 Kaur. Gurkirat 161 Kayla Vise 46. 47 Kelly Bobby 153 Kelly Dr. Michelle 152 Kelly. Mike 168 Kendricks. Sam 283 Khare. Aditya 160 Kirland. Logan 154 Kiss. John Z. 25 Kiste, Patricia 152 Kloth. Mia 153 Knox. Andre 34 Koch. Julia 81 Kohlhiem. Quadray 159. 161. 154 Kyle. Laura 156 LaBonia. Gabe 317 Lacour. Kimber 172, 173 Lamar. Bridges 153 Landers. John 113 Landers, Kyle 112. 113 Lane. Ben 149 Lang. Vivian 343 Lann, Jillian 153 Lazarus. Diana 149 Leake. Tia 128 Lee. Carroll 164 Lee. Jihye " Knstine " 142 Lewis. Kelly 156 Lindbeck. John 117 Liu. Luke 160 Locett. Calisha 168 Locke. Ashley 121 Loebel. Kelsey 310 Logan, Anna Mane 165 Logan. Reese 154 Looser. Reagan 203 Looser. Tripp 154 Love. Luke 149 Lovejoy Emily 148. 320. 365 Lowery Mackenzie 343 Lundahl. Jonathan 80 Lutjen. Jonas 296 Lyles. Lauren 161 Malley Lindsey 168 Manino. Troy 84 Manly Gregory 114. 115 Mannie. Sierra 22 Manning. Emmett 149 Mannino. Troy 81 Manogin, Gerard 148. 171 Maples. Gus 161 Marion. Maria 25 Markow. Mary 149 Marry Mike 303 Martin, Sam 154 Martinez. Mario 34 Mathis. Tanner 284. 286. 289 Mattox. Max93 Mayfield. Claudia 65 Mayo. Virginia 149 Mays, Ray 148. 149 McAfee. Austin 174. 175 McBeth. Tyler 235. 199 McCalla, Mandy 293. 295 McCausland. Phil 172. 173 McCormick. Jason 156 McCray Danielle 270 McCulloch. Jamie 81 McCulloch. Meghan 156 McCulloch. Ton 156 McDonald. Margaret 148 McDonald. Orry 79 McEuen Lucy 154 McEwan. Emily 149 357 ► PHOTOS AUSTIN MCAFEE McFarland. Valencia 271 McFerrin. Maggie 208 McKay. Samuel 108 McKee, Mercer Anna 316 McKemey. Tripp 317 McKiever, Jon Daniel 198, 199 McLarty Michael 149 McMillin. Neal 121, 343 McMinn, Karnnen 152 McWilliams. Dustin 83 Meaghan O ' Connor 38 Meardith. Tiffany 152 Meeks, Crystal 152 Meeks, Crystal 156 Miller, Austin 172, 173 Miller. Christopher 92. 95 Miller. Monty 127 Miller. Murray Cathenne 149 Miller. Natalie 316 Miller. Sharon 309 MiUinghaus. Derek 265 Minnett, Jan 159 Moak, Rosemary 149 Modepalli. Naresh 160 Moncrief, Donte 126. 302 Monroe. Meredith 149 Monteith, John 171 Moore, Diara 271 Moore, Ruth 154 Moore, Sanford 149 Moorhead. Jake 153 Morgan. Margaret 148 Morgan. Margaret Ann 45. 65. 161. 201. 202. 209 Morris. Blake 276 Mosier. Jim 157 Moss. Cortez 70 Murillo, lgnaciol72. 173 Murphey Robbie 161 Murphy Amber 65 Murphy Camillle 156 Myers, Mike 284 Nassar, Jennifer 172, 173 Nelms. Matt 25 Ness, Sara Bydal 142 Nettles, Tirranny L. 159, 161 Newman, John 235 Newton, Zack 22 Nkemdiche, Denzel 5, 305 Nobile, Danna 154 Noble. Rachel 148 Nogami. Jay 140. 141 Norman. Neely 31 Norton. Will Jr 45 G ' ConnelL Elizabeth 343 O ' Neal. Brian 282 O ' Sullivan. Daniel 55 Odom, Douglas 70. 148. 161. 206. 209 Odom. Tiffany 168 Oehler. Kevin 75 Oglesby Matt 154 Oh. Kayoung 160 Oh. Sekyoung 160 Olker. Ton 174. 175 Orr. Lacey 156 Overby Preston 286 Owens. Bob 158 (D Pans. Vivian 154 Parker. Hal 158 Parrett. James 154 Parrish. Sarah 172. 173 Patterson. Aubrey 158 Patton. Ralpheal 318 Pearcy Sarah 152 Pearson. Courtney 65. 66. 67 Pence. Charles Mary 316 Penn. Sarah Bracy 149 Perkins. Brynne 156 Perry Alan W, 158 Perry John 121 Pettus. Samantha 203 Pharr. Darrah 156 Pharr, Matthew Craig 164 Philips. Bridges 154 Phillips. France 149 Pickering. Christine Lindsey 158 Pirani.Stewart 170.171 Poole. Erin 152 Porter. Pete 168 Power. Shannon 115 Pritchard. Charlie 103 Pruett. Blake 60, 124, 125. 127 Pyron, Mary Landrum 154 Quatman. Emily 88 Quinn. Stephen 45 Ragland. Victoria 342 Rainey Billy 154 Rams. Casey 100 Reardon. Sparky 206 Rearick. Olivia 60 Rebel Cover 311 Reid. Claire 148 Reid. Claire 155 Rhoades. Molly 100 Rice. James 168 Rich. Brea 153 Richmond. Emily 153 Roberts. Daniel 161 Roberts. Daniel C. 159 Robertson. Ricky 282 Robinson. Caleb 137 Robinson. Robin 158 Robinson, Sarah 70, 161, 210 Rock, David 37 Rogers, Davis 154 Rogers, Johnathan 137 Roland. Emily 172. 173. 210 Rollins. Katherine 326 Romani. Giancarlo 98. 99 Rose. Bill 46. 47 Ross, Val 159 Rouge, Dr Douglas W. 158 Rowley Rakim 156 Ruiz. Ruben 153 Russell. Daniel 72. 73 Russell. Spencer 149 Sacharuk. Katherine 149 Sacharuk. Katie 316 Saliba. Rachel 316 Sanders. Haley 279 Sanderson. Paige 164 Sanford. Noah 50 Sautters. Mary Margaret 91 Savage. Kelly 171 Saxton. Amy 166 Saxton, Maddy 166 Schenck. Dr William 56 Schloegel. Christian 154 Schmeltz. Ryan 168 Schmerler. Ellie 136, 137 Schnugg. Amanda 100 Scofield, Molly 148 Scott, Jeff 303. 306 Scott, Sficntae 154 Seawrigfit, Norman 148 Sellers, Mary 100 Serpa, Blake 328 Settle, Houston 72, 73 Sharma, Anish 148 Sfiarma, Anish 149 Sharman, Mary Katherine 174, 175 Sfiaw, Riley J. 27 Simmons, Erica 149 Simmons, Mary 152 Simmons, Mary 309 Simpson, Mary Daniel 149 Sims, Haley 156 Singh, Shobhan 160 Singletary Amber 271 Sisson, Leslie 152 Slaughter, Peggy 88 Smith, C. D. Jr. 158 Smith, Caroline 326 Smith, Cayley 95 Smith, Chard 154 Smith, Emory 149 Smith, Holly 155 Smith, Landin 155 Smith, Larry D„ Jr 334 Smith, Michael 154 Smith. Reeves 20. 21 Smith. Sealy 157 Smith. Steven 156 Snell. Jarrod 79 Snow. Joshua 75 Snyder. Matt 285 Sorenson. Woody 128. 129 Souza. Rafaelle 293 Spear. Maggie 155 Stanford. Adam 343 Stanford, Victoria 152 Stauber, Casey 103 Stephens, Elizabeth 148 Stephens. Elizabeth 149 Stevens, Stephanie 29 Stewart, Allison 152 Stewart, Jessica 152 Stewart, Jessica 156 Stout, Anna Grace 174. 175 Stovall. David 149 Street. Emilie 154 Stubbs. Ty ' Kereia 156 Sturges, Chloe 153 Sullivan Gonzalez, Douglas 22 Summers, Jarvis 267 Summers, Matt 156 Sun, Lauren 154 Swingrum, Akellea 156 Taylor, Cody 156 Taylor, Courtney 154 Taylor, Miriam 148 Thees, Windy 290, 291 Theobald, Madisen 174. 175 Theobald. Madisen 174, 175 Thiemann, Chris 297 Thiemann, Marcel 297 Thoman, Ton 155 Thoman, Victoria 148 Thomas, Sofia 174, 175 Thomas, Steff 174, 175 Thompson, Michael 311 Threlkeld, Anne 148 Toler, Mary Grace 60 Toner, Kaitlyn 152 Toney Neshananna 148 Toppin. Drew 149 Toppin, Drew 161 Townsend, Oliver 317 Trabue, Kathryn 56 Trabue, Kathy 155 Tracy Virginia 149 Trout, Jenny 343 Tucker, Margaret 149 Tumblin, Jilian 37 Turner, Ethan 156 Tadlock, Shelbe 152 Tan, Zil 160 Tanner, Alexander 148 Taylor, Ashley 129 Valerio, Fritz 157 Verboven, Ins 299 Volker, Kristin 70 Voss, Rachel 55 Urbati, Brittany 156 Wade, Elizabeth 149 Wade, Machael 154 Wahl, Bobby 287, 288 Walker, Camille 154 Walker, Loden 154 Wallace, Bo 5, 304, 306 Waller, Philip 174, 175 Waltman, Geraldm 148 Waltman, Jess 346, 211 Ward, Kelly 164 Ward, Thomas 317 Warner, Carly 149 Warnock. Trey 106 Warren, Hugh 154 Warren, Jasmine 152 Washington, Courtney L, 159 Watkins, Olivia 154 Weathersby Nathaniel 87 Weldy Rachel 149 Wells, Allegra 272, 273 Welsh, Courtney 203 Wenger, Debra 45 Wheeler, Austin 65 White, LaDarius " Snoop " 267 Whitley Debra 153 Wicks, Lizzy 154 Wicks, Lizzy 155 Wiginton, Bree 156 Wigley Summer 172, 173 Wilder, Wallace 27 Witiams, Augusta 153 Wilkerson, Cat 154 Wilkerson, Neal 321 Wilks, Rodhelia 152 Williams, Chris 74, 75 Williams, DeeAnn 157 Williams, Ellen 149 Williams, Jasmine 156 Williams, Jasmine 282 Williams, Jasmine 318 Williams, Mindy 114, 115 Williams, Nick 264 Williams, Wallis 149 Williamson, Donovan 99 Willis, Kanedra 149 Wilson, Claire 165 Winstead, Lacey 149 Winstine, Quentine 172, 173 Winter, Kathryn 149 Wolff, Stacy 106 Wood, Natalie 134, 355 Woods, Charles 161 Woods, Courtney 152 Wooley Mane 149 Wooley Meredith 105 Worthy Kathryn 154 PHOTO PHILIP WALLER Wright. Kendra 155 Wright, Lauren 159, 211 Wright. Lauren 161 Wrigley, Emity 155 Wu. Wanfei 101 Wyton. Jordan 171 Yam. Wan Vee 160 Verger, Wil 133 Verger. Wit 157 Young. Isiah 281 Voung, Ritey 280 Zabarovska, Sabine 165 MIRIAM " SHIPSTER " TAYLOR (SORORITY+HiPSTER) JAKE " OLD MAN " THOMPSON (WE ' RE REALLY GLAD HE MADE IT TO THE END) ELIZABETH " RING BY SPRING " BEAVER (SOON-TO-BE-MRS BATTE) CALLIE " SUPERMODEL " DANIELS (QUEEN OF SUPER ORGANIZATION) BRITTANI " I TWEET ABOUT HAIRSPRAY " ACUFF (SMC RESIDENT DIVA) - ALEX " SWEET ' N ' LOW " EDWARDS ( ONLYCHILDPROBS) DARREN " ADOBE WAN KENOBI " SANEFSKI (RESIDENT BAD ASS) FACULTY ADVISORS DEBRA " YEARBOOK MOM " NOVAK (A K A THE MIRACLE WORKER) Zr:=iii sr; .s?=s MAKING PRETTY PEOPLE LOOK PRETTY - IN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF (TINY) SPACE I THINK IC I THINK I C I THINK I C S - ' TWufcl EffeEf 1 DISOBEDIENT MINI ABELLE ¥ LETTER FROM THE EDITOR When I was named Editor-in-Chief for The Ole Miss yearbook last April, I knew this book would be a success. I have been planning this book for Ole Miss since that day. Ole Miss, in your hands is my first born. I hope you love it as much as I do. This year has been a roller coaster of stress, happiness, and accomplishment. I never imagined the amount of joy my staff would give me. Without the 20 1 2-20 1 3 yearbook personal, this book would not be in your hands. Now to tell you about my incredible crew. Callie Daniels, you have been my calm in the storm. When things are going crazy and stories were being delayed, you were always there to smoothly manage your staff. You were always on top of the writing staff and copy editors. Without your organization, this book would have become something much less. Thank you for giving this book the content that will be timeless for generations to come. Jake Ihompson. you have been such a joy to work with. You refuse to take anything less than great from your staff and were always able to think on your feet when interviews fell through or became delayed. You encouraged your staff like I have never seen before. Those sports writers were so lucky to work for you, and I know you taught them so much about sports reporting. Thank you for helping future sports writers get their footing and devoting so much time to this book. Miriam Taylor, you have been my right hand lady since the day wc met. Your designs have blown me away this year. I was so lucky to have met you three years ago and have you be the Design Editor this year. Your creativity is never lacking and your commitment to finish this hook early was phenomenal. You have been such an encourager to your staff, to me. and to this book. You never stopped believing in this book ' s potential, you always wanted it to be the best looking and most awarding winning book since day one. Thank you lor sharing your talents with this year ' s book. Brittani Acuff. you are more than words can describe. You have been my go-to person for hunting down any source for a story, members ofgreek society, or president of a club. I think you have about everybody on this campus ' contact information. 1 hank you ior allowing me to call you at any M d all times of the day. Alex Edwards, you and I were such a great visual team last year and I was happy to have you come back to staff this year. You have been a great Photography Editor and irienti. You have encouraged me at times that 1 have been so discouragetl and you have given this hook your full conmiitment ior two years straight. You have been at the SMC to help Miriam and I keep going, even though you already finished photos. Ihank you for pro ' idino this book with stunning photography and talented photographers. Jessica James, you are the behind-the-scenes hero for this book. No one can handle the greek pages and club pages like you do. You have devoted so much time and stress to organizing the group pages for this book. No one can do your job t he way you do. Thank vou for returning this year and for always being patient with me. Tliank you for always being a pro!)lem solver. Debra Novak, you are my yearbook mom. You are the woman I ho])e to be one day. You are always patient with me. keeping me on task daily, and have made yourself always available for my freak outs. This book is going to be a success because of you. I can honestly say. I cannot imagine this book ' s production without you. My biggest thank you goes to you. thank you for beinga part of everything in this hook and for beinga part of this year ' s staff. luture editors better know how lucky they are to have you as their advisor (il they don ' t I ' ll come up here and make sure they learn llieir lesson). Now for a personal thank you. My fianc , Jacob Batte and my tlog. Annabelle. These two have never asked anything from me, they have only given me unconditional love. I am lucky to spend my future with them. Thank you Annabelle for always being the hajipiest to see me and never being mad when I come home at 3 am. Jacob, you arc the most selfless man I know and have been there to root me on, even when I felt things would not come together. You always remind me of how capable I am and how successful my team and I are together. Thank you again and again. I love you both. I lolty Ibddy! Elizabeth Beaver M " I ' M MORE CONVINCED. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT VISION AND PURPOSE, THAT OUR CORE VALUES MATCH, OUR SUPPORTERS MATCH. OUR ALUMNI MATCH. OUR STUDENTS MATCH AS FAR AS STRIVING TO BE THE BEST AND HAVING A FAM ILY FEEL AT THE SAME TIME OF BEING THE FLAGSHIP INSTITUTION. I THINK THAT SPEAKS WELL TO WHAT WE ' RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH IN BOTH ATHLETICS AND ACADEMICS, I THINK PEOPLE EXPECT US TO PERFORM AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND THERE IS A HUNGER TO SUPPORT THAT AND GET ON BOARD AND THERE IS A PASSION FOR THAT I ' M MORE CONVINCED NOW THAT THIS IS THE PLACE YOU CAN DO ALL OF THAT " -ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ROSS BJORK ' .l ' n. T p:-...: ; -l •l? ' ' P M ■ ' AS WE CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AS A UNIVERSITY AND A COMMUNITY, IT IS MY HOPE THAT WE WILL SEE OURSELVES NOT ONLY AS A PLACE OF LEARNING, BUT AS A PLACE THAT PREPARES PEOPLE FOR APPLYING THEIR LEARNING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, " -CHANCELLOR DAN JONES Filesens f N t f .t lrt- -♦. t : I ' _i ' fe


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