University of North Alabama - Diorama Yearbook (Florence, AL)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Student Life , 6 Sports 30 Classes ,.,.,... 70 Faculty 132 Organizations ................1463 Greeks .......194 Closing 22 r ' riANK J A( IIKKISIIKH IKADITIOV. h iiKii iiiiiK l.i ' o II hflps 1 ;llll| ll -. lOlllf ,lllM Willi ll lllli ' l INf lliai ( wIlK II ! llll.ll ii lIlC 1 IIIM ' lMlS III Ih l;il .1111.1 r |)t ' lll ' lll « ' ) Vi il V Mi.uiiiuii Wills ■RADIITIONS THE 1997 DIORAMA Voluiiu ' 49 UNIVERSITY OE NORTH ALABAMA ElorciKc, Alabama ;i5():5; -()()()l WAVING TO FANS. The tradition of UNA Footl)all is one that is important to students and to the community. During the Homecoming Parade, the football team rode on the fire truck through the streets of downtown Florence. Photo by Shannon Wells. WORKING THE CROWD. Leo the mascot shows his endless devotion to th Lions by waving a spirit flag at a home football game. Photo by Christophe Rohling. (Tlip of Page): A SYMBOL OF OUR STRENGTH. The Victory Flame w;ls lit whenever th Lions achieved in athletics so that the campus could share in the spirit of wii ning. Photo by Shannon WelLs. 2 Introduction LASTING TRADITIONS A HOMErOMING TRAIHTION. Sludi ' iit iiKinii .;itiiins add s|iirii tii ihi- ' aiii|ius l v pairiliii)! Ilii ' uiiidnus (iT Ihi ' I ' liivci-sily (VnU ' i. A FALL TRADITION. Ka h S. | rniiUT. sltidciils I ' nio.v Ihr piiiiic liinili glvi-ii li.v llic tinivcrsiiy Ki wclcoiiw rvcryom ' In school. IMinlos hy Shannnii WVIIs. Ti ' easuring the past, living for the moment, and turning toward the future are all objec- tives of students and faculty of the University of North Alabama. These ideals are accom- plished through ' ' Lasting Traditions. ' ' Our university has continued to evolve since its inception in 1830, but it has found strength in its stable foundation throughout the years. Tradition is a vital and omnipresent part of the university ' s structure. Students carry on these timeworn cus- toms from day-to-day, and each student takes a unique memory that continues the tradi- tion. One lasting tradition which was rekindled by the alumni is the Victory Flame and Victory Garden. It was rebuilt in the fall of 1995 so that we, the students, could experi- ence a tradition which was important for many years on this campus. The original Victory Flame was demolished in 1988 during the construction of the University Center. This spring marked the first time that students were able to see the flame burning again on campus in over eight years. The buildings on campus are a constant reminder of the culmination of histoiy that exists when new and old traditions combine. Wesleyan Hall, built in 1855, housed Confederate and Union troops during the Civil War and today is the home of several introduction :i THE BEST PLACE TO VISIT. Evciy day, sludcnts Hdck to the I ' liiwrsity Cciilcr so Ihoy can talk lo Iriciids and relax iii hctween classes, Pluiln by Shannon Wells. LASTING TRADITIONS social science departments for the university. In contrast, the Guillot University Center, built in 1988, is the most modern building on campus and portrays the cultural diversity of the students with the " Court of Flags " that represents thirty-four countries and hangs in the atrium. The history represented in not only the buildings, but also the grounds and landscape of the college bridge the gap between the old and new. The environment of the campus is a peaceful one. Known for its old oak trees and Memorial Amphitheatre, UNA has a lot to offer those who appreciate nature and soli- tude. With a little over five thousand students, the campus is small enough to be friendly and familiar, but also advanced enough to offer the benefits of a larger university. For example, students are encouraged to participate in athletic programs which range from basketball to soccer. There are also over one hundred organizations which allow stu- dents to explore their ii. ' rpsts and further their education. In the future, the University of North Alabama hopes to continue to grow. A plan, approved in 1993 by the Boaid of ' lYustees, is in effect to expand the university ' s gradu- ate studies program and otlit r mtms. Although change is in motion, the students, the campus, and its history will rei i . foundation for " Lasting Traditions. " 4 IiitrodiK ' tiuii k ■ iAINlNG REt-OGNlTION. Tlic women ' s soccer Icaiii was an cxciliiij; new idililioii to atlilctks. Photo by Shannon Wells. CAMIMIS BEAUTY. An art stiulcnl paints a watcrcolor of KoHcrs Hall on a snnny spring day. Uogcis Hall was acquired by the university in 1!M8. I ' holo by Shannon Wells. TRADITION AT ITS FINEST. Graduation Day is the time w hen stu- dents clo.se a chapter of their lives, (iraduate .-Xmy .Michael looks Ihoushlfnl duriiiR the sprint; c(Mcni(j- ny. [Miolo by SlKinnon Wells. REMEMBERING HEROES. On Veterans ' Day, the ROTC department held a ceremony in the Memoiial Amphitheatre in honor of those who fought for our freedom. Photo by Shaiuion Wells. Introduction 5 • i- . : ' »3. ' - • ' ?-j . .. m ' «(►:-.■ - •i ' ' X I ' - - i 6 Student Life 9 : - i ' K V.1 JI tv • " -. f t i J ' fe!S - " ir ' - V V. ' L ' ' t; :? . .,.-i ' . ' ■ •Sim Stopping on the sidewalk to talk to a classmate while listening to Leo II serenade the campus with his roar. Standing in line for what seems like a year while waiting to get a new student ID made. Sitting in the University Center dis- cussing that English test you think you just failed. Going out with your friends on any Friday night and forgetting about a tough week of school for a few hours. Laughing as your friends reveal their secret danc- ing talents in front of a packed auditorium at Step Sing. As of this moment, these times are ever-present in our lives. Although this stage in our life passes quickly, the memories will remain forever in our minds as Lasting Moments. A MOMENT MADE TO LAST. Students gathered on the lawn of the Memorial Amphitheatre aifter Fall Convocation to eryoy a pic- nic Iimch provided by the univer- sity. Photo by Shannon Wells. Student Life 7 By Allison Stack A SIMMKR TO RKMKMBKR. hoi, HimIsjcs m ( AnIiIi-v Unli Ii ilis( iiss iIu- li;iil woikiliK lor llx ' l | iii|ii( ' (i iiiii ' iiiii«ia IMiolo t)V Sli;iiirniii Ui ' lls STOPPING FOR A MOMKNT. S.- i Si.u Ih.ii i r. (l ;i.v I ' rsiilrs |)isliiliiiiii n SiipfiAisoi loi lli ' i l ' ' ( " illsilc.il iIm- ! ' )! ' (, SiiMiiiiii nlvmiiirs I ' liiilo ■ mil 1371 I ' " ' ' liiMiMliiiiiitiiii ft iii i Miii liiiii ii i i ' viii:ri: tmi x tiov is . Ml ' M;iiiiiui li.ihh cix) ' it.r.ii lii ' di ' t.. Seize the moment S OI in|ii s DAY OF DKPARTl RK. )l( (i.llllCS Ml I It ' SS STACiINc; A I ' RKSS CONFERKNCE. Spoil- Inriillllillidll IllKM llil Icfl llilllUcs MT C(I ;ls Wlllli I ' lcss ( liicl ol Ihc volli ' vliall sili ' iit llii ' Iflilli Siiiiiiiici Olyillpio I ' liDli) i(iiii1( ' s 1)1 .Icir IIihIki ' S liking twenty lionrs a day, vvasliing clotlic ' s at 2:00 a.m., f Wf spcndiiifi five weeks away from W W your ianiily, and coordinating a press aiva of over 8(M).j()unuilists for the cen- lennial Olympic games in Atlanta. (Jtvtigia, werejn.st a poilion of the wild schedule that was kept by four peoi)le. Sounds hectic? You l)et, hut for fotu nunuhers of the I ' NA com- munity, it was an opi)oi1unity to exp( rience the Olympics. This golden opportunity was ■ieized hy .Jeff Hodges, Don McHrayer. .Vsliley [?alch, and Stacy Hair Spoils Information I )ii( cto! -leff Hodges l)egan working with the Olympics in 1!IS7 at the Olympic Festival in Noith ( arolina. During this tV stival, Hodges woiked on press releases, gathered statistics and gained iii alual)le expeiience that he would us( in the ye.us to ( onu- at future 01ym|)i( s In !5M»:!. Hodges worked again m the same •apacit.v for the ( »lympi( Festival which was lield in San Antonio. Texas It was in late UHt.5 when Hodges re( eived he phon( call wlii( li would give him an iinhehexahle oppoHunilv Hodges said. " 1 got 1 phone all wliii h asked me to come to Soivvay Ibi th( month of Fehmai-v iwhere the HKH Winter Olympics would take place] md I was asked to he the press offi -er for ihe e ( ' Mts ot the hialhlon and i los-; (ounl|-y ■ikiing I also would coordinate inlei iews lot the I S athletes This oppoHunily was loo great to pa.ss up. ■;o Hodges took the job While he was in ( iA ,iv M)ikmg for Ihe I ' S ( )|ympic nam. lie h ' -lpeil roordinate press ( onfeiciK es foi sui h athletes as ancv Keingan and Dan (anssen This cxpenence IS whai l ' d lloilees to (he |olior eiiiie Press Chief () ei (lie ■, ollevjiall site of the UtiUiSumnir As Venue Press l i ' f iVUHIfPI ' ' ' tVir the Atlanta Committee for the Olymjiic (iames which meant lu had even more re.sponsibility than in his previous jobs. In order to prepare for this Job, Hodges attend- ed training sessions for a year, and he spent five weeks in Atlanta for the actual Olympic games. Hodgt ' s put in twenty-hour days at the Omni where he set uj) and ojierated the press area where membei-s of the prt ss from ;m)uiid the world gathered to cover seventy- two volleyball matches. Hodges .said, " 1 went in at ():00 a.m. eveiy day iuid got back to my room at p]mory I ' nivcMsity at 2:00 a.m. " It was then that Hodgc s found Ihe time to wash his clolht s. " I would throw my clothes in a washer at 2:00 a.m. and hope that no one would want to steal them because 1 was going to sleep ' " Although this was a dilTicult schedule to mainlaln. it was made easier by ha ing fri(Mids there. Hodges recriiit( d Don MiBiayei, assistant professor of physical education and health, and Stacy Hair and Ashley Balch. who worked for Hodges as student workers in the university ' s Sports Infonnation office. These three lucky peop l sened as volunteers under Hodges but also held e(|ually d( manding .jobs McHiayer was th( intervi( w ro(jm manager at the Omm which meant he coordinated the press who waited for inteiviews while a.ssisting in mov ing the volleyball playeis and coaches in and out ol this area. .Slacy Hair, a senior majoring in marketing and public relations, worki ' l as iiUa « 1 9 9 6 .4(lan Atlanta 1 9 9 ■ Atlaui Senior Ashley Balch acted as Pre.ss Tribune Manager by coordinating the- press seating which was beside the volleyball courts Balch was respon.sible for checking televi- sions, phones, and assigning seats to over SOO niembei-s of the pr( ss. Hodges feels that he was lucky to liav( had these three jieojile working for him. " I had sev( nty two people working for me. Sixty-six of them w( re volunteers. Some of these volunteeis had no experience because their real-life Jobs were anything from house- wife to bank president It was great to have people like Don, , ' Vshlev, and Stacy, because they had experience in sports media and they were tnistwoilhy. 1 knew they weren ' t going to (|uit even though the houis were dif ficull, and Ihe work was hard " Of course, there were other concerns toi the group besides their jobs There was Ihe poteiillal for bomb Ihreals at Ihe 01ymi)i( s. but luckily Ihe group workt-d ,il the well guarded Omm Balch s.iid. " We were m one security was even when as the militaiA lieadiniai to ov« ' i iOO broadcasters, and she coordinal ed other volunteers to make the copit-s and give Ihe infonnation out as fast as possible Overall the Olympic experieni e was won deifiil for eveiyone involv( d. but Hodges i(lmitled, " It was exciting, but it was Hat out work ' Di ' spiir iln loiio huurs and heavv workload (liev would all do it again, il given Ihe oppoiiiinilv Hodges sai l ■The Olvmpics was a Mni(|Hc espcrieiK r (or all of us, and il was well orlh the loss of sli ' ep to pailici pale in an cvcnl vlii li v as ,eri imimd ihe I FLACiS OF THE WORLD. International students show their true colors in the parade by carrying the flags of their native countries. Photo by Shannon Wells. MR. AND MS. UNIVERSITY. Wednesday night ' s competition resulted in the following winners: Brent Collins, Suzanne Yeager, Toby Eveland, Kcllee Reed, Kat Davis, Wade Watkins, Mr. University; DeAnna Simnis, Mo. University; .leremy Baham, Beth Glass, and Brandon Johnson. t»i,rOi: . . . 10 Homecoming IL« ' ' By Allison Stack and Lacey Howard Homecoming provides an exciting week () V TO MAKE A SlCCESSFrL IIOMECOMINfi WEEK: Take one part Mr. and Ms. University, combine with a terrific Step Show. Then, acid a (lash creativity with window painting and mix with F " un PTicks in the »rniversity Center. Stir in a i)eaiitiful afternoon for a parade, and blend witli a gi,eat Pep Rally. Top it off with a victoi-y over Delta State and serve. Although there was no real recipe for the university ' s Homecoming, it seems that all of the ingredients were there for a week that would be remembered by stu- dents for many years to come. This year ' s theme was " Our True Colors Shining Through. " On Monday, October 14, student organizations began showing their spirit for the Lions by painting the windows at the I ' niversity Center. The groups were judged on artistic appeal, use of theme, and on creati ity. Wednesday marked a day of laughs for the campus with Fun Flicks which was set up in the atrium of the llniversity Center. This event offered something for everyone to enjoy. Fun Flicks allowed students who wanted to make a video for a song of their choice to show off their talents in front of many spectators from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students presented their amusing inteipretations of songs like Vanilla Ice ' s " Ice, Ice, Baby. " and Toni Basil ' s " Mickey. " The videos were judged, and the winners were Phi Mu, Residence Hall Association, and Sigma Chi. (Co)iliniH ' (l on fxif r !£) AN EXCEPTIONAL MOMENT. Homecoming Queen Jamie Sisk steps out to accept her crown and llowers as tier escort Sam Evers loolcs on. IMioto l).v Shannon Wells. BRIGHTENING THE CAMPUS. Students painted windows on the University Center on Monday to earn points for their organization for the Homecoming Spirit Challenge. Photo by Shannon Wells. SHOWING THEIR LION PRIDE. Zeta Tau Alpha members display their school spirit by their gold and purple face paint at the pep rally on Friday night. Photi by Shannon Wells. Homecoming 1 1 (Continued Jnnn imifv 11) At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the campus was treated to the Mr. and Ms. Iniversity contest. In only its second year as a Homecoming activity, the competition proved itself to be an important tradition on campus. The event was held in the Performance Center of the University Center and was filled to capacity as 18 women and 16 men represented their organiza tions. The contestants were judged on personal inter iew, cam- pus acti ities, inipromptu interview, and popular vote. For the popular vote category, the audience was able to pay $1.00 to vote for the contestant of their choice which gave a way for the audi- ence to become active in the selection process. The crowd watched as the participants were asked questions like " If you were a SOAR counselor, what advice would you give incoming freshmen? " and " Why do you think college students smoke ciga- rettes ' " Alpha Gamma Delta ' s nominee DeAnna Simms was named Ms. Iniversity and Wade Watkins, also a representative f)f Alpha Gamma Delta, was chosen as Mr. University. On Thursday, over l.IOO students and members of the conuuu- nity were entertained by Step Show which returned to Homecoming after a one-year absence. Members of both (ireek and non-Greek organizations competed for first place in the male, female, and co-ed division. Step Show provided non-stop entertainment as students demonstrated their " stepping " skills Son e groups relied on only rhythm of their feet for music- while others supplemented their dance moves with songs like " The Train, " by Quad Cities D.I ' s. The emcc es for the event were Kat Davis, president of the I ' niversity Program Council, and Kellee Reed, chairperson of the Homecoming Committee; the special guest was Leo, the Mascot. The evening ended with the announcement of the winners which were Phi Ganuua Delta for the male division. Alpha (iamma Delta for the female division, and Black Student .Mliance for the co-ed division. Proceeds from Mr and Ms I niversity and Step Show were given to United Way. The sunny weather on PYiday provided the i)erfect backdrop for the Homecoming Parade At 2:00 p.m., students were dis- missed frcmi their classes so that everyone could enjoy the parade which marched through downtown Florence at -VM) p.m Many organizations partic ipated in the parade by building floats that were carricnl by students rather than by a trailer The Alunmi Awards Ceremony and Dinner was held at 7:00 p m on Friday in the University Center to present the Alnnuii of the Year Awards The honorees were Dr Danny Lewis (iO. Mr Foel Raney ' 78, and .Ian Grissom ' 81. Then, both alumni and sfu dents eiijoyed the lighting of the Victory PTame and pep rally which followed the ceremony at 9:00 p.m. The winners of the Homecoming Spirit Challenge were announced: Phi CJamma Saturday brought the finale of Homecoming as the Licms pre p.irc-d for the game against Delta State held at Braly Munic ipal Stadium Hefor( the game began, the Homecoming Court stepped onto the field and .lamie Sisk was chosen as Honiec onung t ueen. Also at this time the Alumni of the Year were pres« nt. ' d let the crowd Duting the gaiue, the Lions played hard and successfiilly defeat«-d Delta State 21-17 . s Homecomitig week drew to a close, students celebrated v success of ;i great week. The recipe that brought back sonu old traditions ,iihI ( reate d a few new (mes made Homecommg an event that will be rnnemberecl fondly by everyone involved. BRKAKINC; IT DOWN. Kill s supping moves hrniiKht them a first place vie tory in Step Show, anil lh ' also received the llometominf! Spirit rhallenf( Award I ' hoto hv Shannon WeIN 12 Hivmeroming HE PERFFX ' T STEP. Alpha (ianiina Delia ' s (laiut-d tlit ' ir nay iiilo I ' lrsi placf lor the leinale division rStep Show which was held on Thursday niKht of HonieetiiiiinK week. Photo hy Shannon Wells. HE t ' HOICE OF THE ( ' AiMPlS. HoniecoininK Courl iiienilier . and Iheir escorts were presented on le field in the pre-game show. Pholo l y Shannon Wells. A PA( KEI) HOI SE. The l.ions pla ed to a crowded stadium ol ' attentive fans on Saturday afternoon for HoniecoiiiiiiK. Photo liy Adam Kobison. % INSIDE LOOKI (. Ol 1. PholoKiapher Christopher Rohlint; liuind a new perspective on a student artist painting a window on the liiiversity (enter. I MOMENT BY CANDLELUiHT. The Pep Rally aiul ( andleli)(ht Service l y the Victory Flame provid- 1 a memorable and eitjoyable evening for all students who attended. Photo by Shannon Wells. Homecoming l. ' THE THWARTING OF BARON BOLLIGREW CAST LIST Storyteller Rick R. Suarez Duke Matthew John Henry Sir Digby Vayne TVumpington Mike Reynolds Sir Graceless Strongbody . . .Steven D. Gross Sir Percival Smoothely Smoothe Brian Hubbard Sir Oblong Fitz Oblong B.D. Peace Juniper Jeffrey B. Leide First Knight Chan Darby John D. Ambrose Captain Rick Richey Jasper, 15th Baron Bolligrew . .Steifon J. Passmore Squire Blackheart Daniel Wright 1st Man at Arms Michael Reynolds 2nd Man at Arms Michael Reynolds The Lord Mayor Rick Ri chey Esmerelda Bobblenob, a peasant woman Ashley Miles Cristal 0 ' Loughlin 1st Peasant Amy Shipman 2nd Peasant, A Cymbalist . . .Elaine Meares 3rd Peasant Macey Baggett 4th Peasant, A Cook Karen Wroten 5th Peasant, A Drummer Annelle D. Caspers 6th Peasant Ivan David Miller Magpie Jennifer Steen Secretary Macey Baggett Dr. Moloch Chan Darby John D. Ambrose Mazeppa Kim Fuller The Dragon Amber Joly A Corporal Jeffrey B. Leide Towns People Rachel Allbritten, Russ Clemmons, Jenny Craig, Tae Freeman, Jim Lowery, Mandy McMahan, Anita Moore, Gokce Ozer, Robert Rushing, Jr, Tolga Sagiroglu, Sinan Saricaoglu, Diane Stracner Steve Thomas, Phil Welborn By Lacey Howart Baron Bolligrew ' siumnoni BEHIND THE SCENES. Michael Reynolds prep;.ns to go on stage by applying thick stage makeup. Hi makeup was a part of production not enjoyed l) every participant. Photo by Chris Rohling. 14 Spring Play Dragon Days With sword fights, men in tights, magic potions, and a very scary dragon, the spring production of The Thwarting of Baron BoUigrew by Robert Bolt was not only fun for the audiences to experience, but also a blast for the cast and crew to put on. In the play, a knight named Oblong, played by B.D. Peace, is sent to Bolligrew Island in order to save it from an evil dragon who already controls half of the island. When he arrives. Oblong is put under a spell and tricked into drinking dragon poison. According to the plan of Dr. Beelzebub Moloch, Oblong will go to the dragon ' s lair and will be eaten. In turn, the dragon will be poisoned and Dr. Moloch can take credit for saving the island after she dies. Instead, Oblong ' s knightly brothers and the duke who sent him arrive and deal with Dr. Moloch and Baron Bolligrew, his boss. They save the island from the hungry drag- on and the self-involved Baron. The entertainment of the audience was heightened not only by the superb cast, but also by the technical aspects of the production. The Thwarting of Baron BoUigrew contained spectacular lighting and sound effects that added to the humor and amazement of the show. " Technically this show was riddled with effects, " said Steifon J. Passmore. " Never before have 1 had to time my performance with technical aspects of a show, such as explosions. In Bolligrew there were so many other things to consider besides just my performance. " The production included surprise entries complete with smoke, a flying cast member, and a dragon with big red eyes who blew smoke and had a spine-tingling voice that shook the audience. " The show required a lot of precision, " Passmore added. " The whole cast was wonderful and everyone worked really hard to make it great. " The show ran from March 11 through March 16. The cast performed for area schools and local patrons with reservations at 9:30 a.m. on March 11-15. Nightly performances were also took place on March 14, 15, 16 at 8 p.m. at Norton Auditorium. KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE. The knightly brothers of Oblong plan his rescue from Dr. Beelzebub Moloch ' s evil spell. Photo by Clancy Ratliff DANCING A JIG. B.D. Peace and Matthew Henry entertain the audience with their humorous waltz. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. PLOTTING FOR EVIL. Steifon Passmore, as Baron Bolligrew, and Matthew Henry, portraying the duke, discuss the spell they want to put on Oblong. Photo by Clancy Ratliff Spring Play 15 MEETING THE GOVERNOR. Members of the NCAA Division II Championship football team vi Governor Fob James in Febniary to receive accol for their three-year reign as Division II champs. P by Shannon Wells. By Jay Skipworth Students take part in the election and find the MEET THE PRESS. The Flor-Ala ' s editors Tyler Greer and Jennifer Wright traveled to Birmingham- I f the 1992 election was about change then Campaign ' 96 could best be described as the election without a lot of change. Democratic President Bill Clinton won re- election by defeating Republican candidate Bob Dole. On the other side of the coin, Republicans maintained control in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Ross Perot also found his way back into the political arena. After forming his own third party Southern College to cover President Clinton ' s ap ance in October. Photo by Christopher Rohling. (called the Reform Party), Perot once a sought the presidency. Perot once again so to be a part of the presidential debates, but excluded from them after a ruling by Commission on Presidential debates. The ( mission ruled that Perot did not stand a " n tic " chance of winning-all of this in spite o fact that Perot had qualified for federal camf funds and in 1992, Perot received a whop 19% of the popular vote (compared to most ' parties who do not even get 1%). At the er Spirit of ' 96 16 Elections iliILDING AMERICA ' S BRIDGE. President Bill iiiilon caine through Alabama and visited iriuinghani-Soulhern College where 5(),()0() people alhered to hear the President ' s ideas for America. Although Clinton was reelected, the m.-yority of votes in the Stale of Alabama went to Republican candidate Bob Dole. Photo by Christopher Rohling. ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS. Governor Fob .lames held a " town hall meeting " with students and the public on September 20 in the Performance Center in the University Center. The meeting gave people the opportunity to que.stion .lames on many Lssues. Photo by Shaimon Wells. his election, Perot received only 6% of the pop- ilar vote. The major issiie,s of this election were taxes, (lucatioii. crime, health care, and in a bit of a urprise, the toliacco indiistr ' . After supporting the tobacco industry in his 9!)2 campaign. President Clinton spent the last wo years attacking the tobacco industry, calling or tougher regulation on cigarette sales to ninors. (Clinton also agreed with the Food and )rug administration that nicotine was an addic- ive dnig and should he regulated in some fash- on, [{epublican Bob Dole, on the other hand, tipporled the tobacco industry of America, cit- ng the crop ' s economic importance to those tales which grow it. Dole also encouraged ■oung people to " just say no " to tobacco in an itlempt to keep criticism about his support of ti( tobacco industry to a miitimum. Alabamians also had a special inten st in the ;ongressioi al elections this time. Democrat lowell Heflin. .Alabama ' s senior Congressman, ( ' tired leaving his sijot in the Senate open. In vhat was described as one of the most bitter aces in the nation by CNN ' s Wolf Blitzer, Uabama Attorney (Icneral and Republican .Jeff sessions defeated Democrat Roger Bedford. Sessions made a stop in F ' lorence on a cam- )aign bus tour and was interviewed by TIte Flor- la. the intervi( w, Sessions spoke out on the issues of higher education, jobs for Alabamians, the fight to keep N.ASA and TVA in the Northwest Alabama area and most of all, crime. S( ssions concluded that tougher penalties for criminals was the best deterrent for crime that he had seen in all his yeai s of practicing law. The House of Representative 5th Congressional District election brought about a rematch of sorts between incumbent Democrat Bud Cramer and Republican challenger Wayne Pai ' ker. In 1992, Parker lost to Cramer by only a few hundred votes. The rematch however saw Cramer soundly defeat Parker and the victory made Cramer Alabama ' s most senior (!;ongressit an. Cramer said in answering a questionnaire from The Fiur-Ala, that he wanted to insure young people that they would have the same opportunity for a job when they graduated from cfjllege as he had when he graduated. The Flor-Ala also sent (]opy Editor .Jennifer Wright and Sports Editor Tyler Greer to Bii-mingham-South( rn College to hear President Clinton speak at a rally on his campaign tour. M the rall.y, (Hinton told students that he wants to make college tuition tax deductible for up to $10,0()() a year. Around .50,000 people were on hand for the rally. On a campus level, the Yoiuig Democrats organization participated in the election by set- ON THE ROAD AGAIN. Flor-Ala associate editor Jay Skipworth got the chance to interview Republican senatorial candidate Jeff Sessions in October. Skipworth conducted the interview on Sessions ' cam- paign bus. Photo by Christopher Rohling. ting up a booth in the University Center where students were able to register to vote. The Young Republicans got involved in the election by passing out information about their candi- dates to students. Overall. Cam|)aign ' 9f) produced little change as far as the political make-up of this countr ' is concerned. After the election both parties came out and said that their main concern for the next four years would be finding ways to work togeth- er to make .America an even better place than it alread. ' is. Elections 17 First Blast of MAKING US LAUGH. Barry Williams who is also known as " Greg Brady " of the Brady Bunch enter- tained a large audience in the Performance Center with his lecture " Growing Up Brady " Photo By Clancy Ratliff. LAUGHING OUT LOUD. Christa Higgins and friends enjoy Tom DeLuca ' s hypnotism presentation which was held in the Performance Center. Photo by Christopher Rohling. IT ' S NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS. The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi found that out while waiting for the human trolley race to begin on the Intramural Field during The Games. " Photo by Clancy Ratliff 18 Spring Fling spring By Allison Stack Students enjoy Spring Fling Every April, something bizarre happens on this campus. This most interesting phenomenon occurs as the days become warmer and students begin to forget their winter blues. Right now, you may be asking yourself, " And what could this phenomenon possibly be? " The answer to this question is Spring Fling. This annual event gives students the opportunity to forget their classes for a little while and enjoy the important things in life like spitting watermelon seeds or diving face first into a plate of jello. Sounds like fun, huh? Spring Fling was sponsored by the UPC and lasted for four wild days from April 15 to April 18. " Blast to the Past " was the theme of Spring Fling 1996. Teams from organi- zations competed in this fun-filled competition to earn points for a chance at the cov- eted Spring Fling Trophy. Creativity was a must for students on Monday at 8:00 a.m. as the Chalk Art Competition, the first event of Spring Fling, began. Students were asked to design a drawing on the sidewalk in front of the Guillot Center which represented the " Blast to the Past " theme. During the afternoon, the most primitive events of the week took place which were the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest and the Jello Eating Contest. At 7:00 p.m., Habitat for Humanity had an auction to benefit their organization. Donated gifts from area businesses and services offered by students like yard work were auctioned off at the event. Kappa Sigma Fraternity sponsored the Penny Drop on Monday and Tuesday in the University Center. The Penny Drop served the dual purpose of raising money for Kappa Sigma ' s philanthropy, and it decided the King and Queen of Spring Fling. The King was Wade Watkins of Sigma Chi and the Queen was Kellee Reed of Zeta Tau Alpha. The theme of " Blast to the Past " was proven true on Tuesday evening when Barry Williams better known as Greg Brady of " The Brady Bunch, " made an appearance in the Performance Center of the University Center. Williams gave an amusing lecture on " Growing Up Brady: 1 Was a Teenage Greg, " which was complete with video clips and little known facts about the Bradys. He also gave some free dance lessons of some clas- sic Brady moves to a few lucky members of the audience. The lecture was free to stu- dents and community members, and it provided an entertaining evening for all who attended. Students were treated to a round of Laser Tag which was set up in the courtyard of the Fine Arts Complex on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There was also a free " Jazz Jam, " in the GUC atrium at 4:00 p.m. On Thursday, the organizations divided up into teams and prepared for battle in the Spring Fling Games which were held on the Intranmral Field. The teams played Leap Frog, Egg Toss, Tug of War and Dizzie Izzie, and they had eight man trolley races. The groups also participated in " Jax State Style " Football. Due to rain, the afternoon of activities ended with a " cook-in " which was held in the University Center. At 7:00 p.m., Tom DeLuca, the NACA 1996 Campus Entertainer of the Year, appeared in the Performance Center to amaze the audience with his skills of hypnosis. DeLuca invited students to join him on stage so that he could hypnotize these willing subjects into doing crazy things like swapping shoes with each other, pretending to be body builders, and dancing at a disco. DeLuca ' s performance was a verj ' successful event. The winners of the events of Spring Fling were announced after DeLuca ' s show. Spring Fling ' s blast to the past was over for the campus, but the memories of fun would live on forever. SPRING FLING QUEEN Kellee Reed works on a chalk art drawing which represents the theme of Spring Fling, " Blast to the Past. " Photo by Christopher Rohling. Spring Fling 19 It was thi- iiifairtous Friday night in Florence, Alabama, and the big question on every- one ' s iiiind — " What is there to do? " Luckily for the student population of this up and coming small toven, several new businesses moved in to the area and added some vari- ety to the list of old favorites on the nightlife scene. For those who enjoy the party scene complete with loud music, stror g bass, and lots of dancing, Sports Rock Cafe opened in Muscle Shoals. Many students could be found there laughing and dancing with friends. The Edge was another new club that offered an alterna- tive style to the traditional dance club. They featured ' 80s night and supported the univer- sity with the purple and gold " UNA Room. " Both new clubs had pool tables and big screen TVs for those who were not dancing. The old favorite club in the area was Club 13. Just across the Tennessee River, it was a fun place for students to go. All of the clubs had cover charges that ranged from $10 for under 21 to $3 for those who were of age. " When I go to clubs with my friends 1 end up spending too much money because on top of the cover, which is around $10 because 1 am underage, 1 always smoke about a pack of cigarettes, " said Susie Forsythe. " Even though it gets expensive, 1 go because 1 have a great time with my friends. " Students, whether they had reached that monumental birthday or not, still flocked to the clubs for a night of dance-crazed madness. If you were not into the club scene, other popular options for weekend entertainment were restaurants. Callahan ' s, J.C. Scott ' s, Princeton ' s, and Court St. Cafe were a few area establishments that were frequented by students. A new addition was Ricatoni ' s, an Italian grill that opened just before school began and quickly became a popular choice. Another new business that was a choice for many students was Logan ' s Roadhouse. The truly American menu was only emphasized by the peanuts served to every table. Some went to Logan ' s to experience the thrill of wading through peanut hulls just to make it to their table. Others went to defy their mothers and throw the hulls on the floor and add to the pile. " I feel guilty for throwing peanut shells on the floor, " freshman Nick Burrows said, " but if they don ' t care, I guess 1 don ' t either. " These restaurants often featured area bands as entertainment on weekend nights. None of these required an entrance fee or an age limit. The main attraction to these establishments was the laid-back atmosphere they offered for students to relax and just ha ve a good time hanging out wdth friends. John Lightfoot said, " Restaurants are a great place to meet up wdth your friends. You can social- ize, enjoy some music, and the food is definitely better than the frozen dinners at home. " For those students searching for a quiet, more intimate atmosphere. Aroma ' s Coffee Bar was the choice of many. The small building on Seminary Street in downtown Florence served countless flavors of coffee and also had a small deli. The major attraction to Aroma ' s was the constant hum of discussion between the small tables. Many students went to Aroma ' s to meet and spend time with friends, while others went for the caffeine pick-me- up during a study break. " Caffeine is an essential part of every college student ' s balanced meal, " said Beth Heliums. " Aroma ' s coffee is a great source of that very important sub- stance. " The student population of Florence was offered many new choices for the nightlife scene. Whether it was discussing the meaning of life, dancing the night away, or just hanging out with friends, each student found an answer to that infamous weekend question. By Lacey Howard The primitive craziness of Niqht life % 20 Nightlife A QUAINT TRADITION. Students Hocked to Court St. Cafe on the weekends to hang out and soak up the atmosphere of downtown Florence. Photo by Lacey Howard. SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW. The buUd- ing that houses this popular Italian Grill was revamped before their opening in August. Photo by Lacey Howard. A WELCOME STUDY BREAK. Aromas Coffee Bar is a popular place for students to relax from the wor- ries of college life. Photo by Lacey Howard. WORKING AWAY THE WEEKEND. Heath Haddock makes cappuccino at Aroma ' s Coffee Bar in order to put himself through school. Photo by Lacey Howard. BRIGHT LIGHTS AND FUN. The colorful neon sign (opposite page) of Sports Rock Cafe served as a bea- con to students who wanted to dance. Photo by Lacey Howard. NighUife 21 ■ BEAin-Y. I lu piirtioipaiits in the Miss UNA pageant were _ -tliany Blanloii, swinisuil winner; Miss Alabama Allison MVi ' n ' ...vT..Vsrress of eren.onies; Rachel Bobo, Miss UNA 1997; Laura Leigh Parker Miss IJNA 1996; Brandi Pennington, first runner-up, and Beth Glass. y ' CROWD. Sophonwre Beth ( " Almost Like Being in Love " for the talent portion of Miss I public communication. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. 22 Miss UNA By Jennifer Wright « • j_ Bobo wins achievement her dream - n Friday, November 22, Rachel Bobo walked away from Norton . Auditorium wearing the crown of Miss UNA 1997. 1 wx this junior majoring in pubUc rela- jns it was a dream come true. " I came to Miss UNA as a child and I had ways dreamed of standing on that stage id wearing the crown of Miss UNA, " Bobo id. Bobo is no stranger to the pageant orld. For the past two years she has won her Miss Alabama preliminaries and she IS competed in the Miss Alabama pageant Birmingham as Miss Leads Area and iss Point Mallard. It has been a long road getting to the title ' Miss UNA, Bobo says. " 1 started Miss Alabama preliminaries le semester before 1 started college and 1 ive already been in the Miss Alabama igeant twice, " Bobo said. " I really wanted I be Miss UNA as my last time to compete the Miss Alabama pageant. " The Miss Alabama pageant is not the i ly thing on her agenda for this upcoming ;ar. Bobo plans to spend most of her reign 5 Miss UNA promoting her platform, hich is sexual abstinence. " I want to show the Shoals what 1 stand for and that is sexual abstinence. I plan to target students and tell them that sexual abstinence is an option even though it seems it has been forgotten, " she said. Many individuals have contributed to Bobo being Miss UNA but she says her fam- ily has truly done the most. " So many people have helped me get this far but my family has supported me win or lose. They have stuck with me through with all the stresses of competing, " Bobo said. The reigning Miss Alabama, Allison McCreary, is a Florence native and she was the mistress of ceremonies for the Miss UNA pageant. Bobo said it was great to have Allison there when she was crowned because they have always been close friends. " It was a great experience to have Allison there when I was crowned as Miss UNA because we have grown up together. It was also great for us to both be on the stage representing our hometown of Florence, " she said. So far Bobo says she does not regret putting all the many hours of hard work into preparing to be Miss UNA. " I will never regret all the work I had to do to get to this point. My experience in the past with going to the Miss Alabama pageant before helped to promote UNA and maybe it will give me an advantage in com- peting for the crown of Miss Alabama this year, " Bobo said. This Miss UNA has the goal of winning Miss Alabama in sight and she is excited about representing the university in the pageant. " The ultimate experience as Miss UNA would be for me to win Miss Alabama. It has been a long while since a Miss UNA has won the pageant and it would be great for the university, " Bobo said. Bobo will compete in the Miss Alabama pageant in June 1997 in Birmingham. As for now Bobo is studying pubUc relations and marketing. She says that she would hke to one day work in a m or metropolitan hos- pital as the pubUc relations director or at a university. Other winners at this year ' s pageant were first runner-up Brandi Pennington and swimsuit winner Bethany Blanton. Bobo was also the winner of the talent competi- " . ' ■ i i- . 1 A 1 If M m M m r a bH ' Ljr ' fl ' .•!... .1 - 5i INGING FROM THE HEART. First runner-up A DREAM OF A LIFETIME. Rachel Bobo eiyoys the moment of being crowned Miss UNA 19i)7 by Miss UNA randi Pennington performs " The World Goes Round " 1996 Laura Leigh Parker Photo by Clancy Ratliff. ir the talent competition. Pennington is a jimior who msOoring in commercial music. Photo by Clancy atliff. Miss UNA 23 .! v ' ' f ' l t, •WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK. " The hrothei s of KI.II gi ' llio crowd a reason to laugh during their ver- sion of " Snow While and tlie Seven Dwarfs. " FIJI took first place in the men ' s division and were the overall winners. Photo by Shannon Wells. ALL HAIL THE KING. The members ofRUA com- pete in the co-ed division at Step Show. They took home second place for their peifonnance " King of the .linigle. " Photo by Shannon Wells. By Allison Stack Organizations make Step Sing an event i 24 Step Sing il " WE GO TOGETHER. " Alpha Canima Deltas per- form to the nuisic of " (irease " at Step Sing. Tliey received second place in the women ' s divLsion. Photo l)y Sliannon Wells. FUNNY MAN. Brent Collins was the opening act with liis .stan l-np comedy routine for the Step Sing per- formers. Photo l)V Shannon Wells. iiiSi ' iR dwarfs, (laiiciiig iiiiiis, ami Hollywood starlets reborn were all an ■ essential part of Step Sing on Fc ' brnary , 10 at Norton Auditorium. Each year, ' P Sing ' s parti(i|)ants become more creative 1 entcMlaining in their performances. These rformances were not only amusing for the Hence to watch, but they also raised money the United Way. Step Sing is sponsored each Februaiy by the A and the Universily Program Council, idenl groups competed with each other in •ee divisions-nten ' s, women ' s, and co-ed. fore the (competition got underway, the aiidi- t;e was entertained by the opening act per- med by student comedian Brent Collins, llins made the crowd laugh with his c(miedic nd-up performance. Collins was not making rust appearance on stage because he has per- med at Zany ' s in Nashville, the ( ' omedy Zone Charleston, S.( ' ., and the Huntsville Comedy lb. Michelle fiupe, president of SUA ( ' 95-9()), I Miss UNA 199(j biiira Leigh Parker served as ic( es for Step Sing. ■ilv as the selves to reinvent " Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. " Members of the audience found them- selves in a twisted, hilarious versioit of this ' las- sie children ' s tale which fealur( d Fl.Il member Larry Craves as Snow White. Phi (Janmia Delta was rewarded for the attempt at closing the gen- der gap with first place in the men ' s division and they were the ov( rail winners of the evening. Sigma Chi found a way to charm the ladies by telling the audience a story of love about the " Sweetheart of Signut Chi. " The brothers of Sigma (-hi received second place in the men ' s division for this sweet tribute. The other participant in the men ' s division was Sigma Al|)lia lOpsilon. They gave the audi- ence a trip back in lime by singing and dancing to the songs by the Beach Boys. First place in the women ' s division went to the ladies of Zeta Tail Alpha who provided a look at Hollywood by singing selections from " Annie " and " The Wizard of Oz. " The use of popular musicals contiiuied as the Alpha (iamma Delta TO THE SWEETHEART. Sigma Chi fraternity per- fonns their trit)ute " The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi " at Step Sing. Sigma Chi won second place in the men ' s division. Photo by Shaimon Wells. took the audience back to the 195()s with the non-stop fun of music from " Grease. " Alpha (iamma Delta miMiibeis showed off their moves while w( aring poodk- skirls and leather jackets. The Alpha Cams n-ccMved second place for their efforts. Alpha Delta Pi gave a performance which included songs from the bygone era of Big Bands which included " Don ' t Sit Under the Api)le Tree " and " In the Mood. " The sisters of Phi Mu bor- rowed songs from the musical " Newsies, " which gave the audience an entertaining look at the life of the press. The Baptist Campus Ministries competed in the co-ed division and won for the second y( ar in a row. The group chose music from the musical " Sister Act 11 " which was well-received by the audience. Members of the Residence Hall Association also competed in the co-ed division with their program " King of the .Iiingle " which was in honor of the cham|)ions of this university. The evening was a definite siicc( ss for th( SCA and I ' PC because ovi r .S:5,( 00 was raised for the United Way through ticket sales and over 1,100 people got to see a great show. Step Sing 25 By Allison Sta CjiAMilSii SCENES. Tlir fall prixliirliDn loiisislcd of Ihl ' t ' iiiii ' -aci plays which required many sot i-hanje ' l y I he Sft 1 ' ropcrlles Crew. Photo by I lihsu phfr K ' dlihiiK Other Places takes its audience through a series of pla OTHER PLACES CAST LIST ' ict(ii ' ia Station Controller Chan Darbv Driver 247 Michael F. Reynolds Family oie( s bice 1 John Paul Lawhead Voice 2 Kimberly A. Fuller Voiced Rick R. Suarez A Kind ol ' Alaska Deborah Heather M. Carter Hornby B.I). Peace i ' auline Colleen McNabb The i ' roduction Company Director Dr. John E. O ' Connor Scene and Lighting Design Dr. David Ruebhau.sen Com|)o.ser Conductor Dr. Robert E. Piowse Stagi " .Manager LeAnne Smith Auditorium Technical .-Vivi.sor Alice Gross Light Master Daniel Wright Norton Technical Crew John Thomas Gross. Julie Mogal). " Coop. " .Michael F Reynolds. Jeremie Kinney Musicians . . .Angle Knight, Carol Lawrence. Rodney Brown. Kenneth Ragland. Nathan Kilgo. David Raney Brad . lsup Running Crew Cortney ( ' ompton. Julie Kennedy, Anna Lee, Todd Mailliews. Julia Nel.son, Ethan Richardson A VOICE FROM THE PAST. Kinil.,-rly l- ' ullci was .a.sl a.s 111,. imoIIut In the ,.n..-a(l pi: t ' aul Lawhead and Uiik Snarez were (lie other ineinber.s of the laniily InchidinK llu • hristopherRohling. 26 Fall Play (Toil Photo): NICE ( ' AR. During the fall performance of " ()lh( Place.s. " Michael Reynolds stiirs in the one-acl play ( " Victoria Station " as the driver of a taxi cab. Photo I (hri.stopher Kohhnj;. ' I was a iiniqiK " evening for students who attended the Department of Coninmnieatioits and Theatre ' s pro- idiiction of Other Places. Audience ambers were seated on the stage so at the performance could be as inti- ite as possible. The up-close view of e players gave audience members a ling of actually being a part of some- e else ' s thought processes and con- rsations. The performance consisted a series of three one-act plays which jre written by Harold Pinter, an iglish playwright. The first play was entitled Victoria xtian, and it featured Chan Darby as : Controller and Michael F " . Reynolds Driver 247. Darby played a dis- tcher who needs someone to drive to ttoria Station in London, England. It Driver 247 who answers the call, but stead of immediately driving to ctoria Station he talks with the ntroller about his life. Although the iver claims not to know where :toria Station is, he is able to keep the introUer on the radio. The Controller ids himself unable to find another dri- ver to take tlu call, but in the middle of a deep conversation with Driver 247. The odd part is the Controller finds himself under the control of Ww driver. " It was a vcny ironic part because I was the Cont roller but I never really had any power over the driver, " said l)arl)y about his part . Control was the theme which ran through all of the one-act plays. In the next play, Fanrilij Voices, the son had control over his mother ' s happiness, and the dead father of this family still had a great influence over their actions. The characters in this story never speak directly to each other, but speak in solil- oquies. John Paul Lawhead played the son who left his family home to live on his own in the city. His mother (played by Kimberly A. Fuller) complains that her son never visits her, and she is very lonely. It is not until the end of the play that the audience learns the reason for the mother and son ' s unhappiness is that the family ' s dead father haunts them and still holds control over them. Rick Suarez appeared as the father whose presence still lingered. The final act was the play A Kind of Alaska, which took place in a hospital where the patient Deborah (played by Heather M. ( ' arter) had been asleep for over twenty-five years. B. D. Peace played Doctor llonii)y who cared for Deborah from the beginning and is cap- tivated by her. It is he who is there when she awakens to a very different world, and he tries to explain to her what has hapi)en(Hl. Deborah is very disturbed when she learns she is no longer a teenager. Deborah ' s sister Pauline (Colleen McNabb) arrives to find her sister awakened, and her hus- band Hornby is smitten with her. Pauline feels frustrated because of the control that D( borah has had over her husband throughout, their marriage. Other Places was directed by Dr. John O ' C ' onnor, and the musical score of the play was composed by the Department of Music ' s Dr. Robert Prowse. The production was very suc- cessful, and it ran from Wednesday, November 6, until Satui ' day, November 9, in Norton Auditorium. OOD MEMORIES. John Paul Lawhead, as CALLING ALL CARS. Chan Darby, the controller, searches for a suitable driver to ome to Victoria StaUon ui , in " Family Voices, " reflects on his life as a " Other Places. " Photo by Christopher Rohling. jng child. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Fall Play 27 i;{ ' hi!- " ' • ' :. ' . oij go there to meet your friends. You go there to study. Yo . .. . . JT mail. What is tliis multi-purpose facihty? The one, the only, i ' i,( .: , ;; 1. diversity Center opened in 1988, and replaced the old Student Union i;! ' i!( ' i;ii; .■ ' • ■ • ' Hall Although the University Center is no longer called the Student Union BimuiHh, " - - til ' carries the nickname of the " SUB. " The modern " SUB " carries not only snaik machines, but a food court complete with a fast food restaurant. It houses the [ i!ivei-sity B(»(;i store, t.ie mail room, the campus dry cleaners, several lounge areas, a cof- tei Mind, Office of University Events, the Academic Resource Center and Career Semces. The second tloor of the University Center contains the Performance Center, the Loft, ban- quet halls, 01Tu;e of Student Life, and Student Government Offices. It ' s no wonder that everj ' busy student has to make a daily trip to the " SUB. " In November, the Dioratna staff conducted a survey during the prime time hours of the SUB traffic. Hundreds of students completed a written sui-vey which included the following questions: 1. How often do you hang out in the GUC? 2. How do you feel about the smoking ban in the GUC? 3. Do you watch T.V. in the GUC? 4. Rate the products from the food court on a scale of 1-10. 5. Do you eat in the GUC, just visit with friends or both? 6. Do you use all of the services offered in the GUC? 7. Do you buy products from the Wired Lion (coffee stand)? After reviewing the surveys, the Diorama determined the following results; Most stu- dents visit the " SUB " eveiy day. The people who took the survey were divided among sev- eral issues. Many longed for the days of little gold ashtrays on every table which meant smoking was allowed. One student questions the university ' s motive of exposing smokers to the harsh elements of an Alabama winter. She says, " We have to risk getting pneumonia just to have a smoke. " The most popular tele dsion show to watch in the SUB during lunch was " Days of Our Lives, " known to avid viewers simply as " Days, " The average rating for the food court was a 7.3. Most students agreed that their favorite food experience is from the deli. People agree that Sissy Balentine is the highlight of their lunch time. Sissy works in the deli and pre- pares sandwiches while brightening everyone ' s day with her frieiuily hello ' s. Other stu- dents believed that the food was often greasy and overpriced. Most students take advan- tage of the services offered in the University Center, especially the ARC where computers are available. The Wired Lion received some of the funniest comments in the survey. Students had a love hate relationship with the clerk of the Wired Lion named Jeff. Jeff was adored by many students, but some students were unable to afford the luxury of flavored coffee. Whether you ate there, relaxed there, or typed a paper there; the University Center was always there and always ready to serve you, the student. By Lacey Howard and Allison Stack Students enjoy their breaks in the Heart of the campus 28 University Center THE " SUB " RELLAS. Students congregate at tables with umbrellas during the busy lunch hour. Photo by Shannon Wells. COFFEE TALK. Baron Berry gets coffee from the Wired Lion. Photo by Shannon Wells. ELAXING IN THE " SUB. " Student.s find time to NOW WE ' RE COOKING. One of the activities in the GUC was the annual chili cookoff which was sit w illi friend-s while looking at the 1996 Diorama. fall. (Xer twenty organizatioius pajticipated in this event. Photo by Christopher Rohling. :ioto by Christopher Rohling. held in the University Center 29 J )) THADmONS OF EXCELLENCE Excellence is not winning every game, making every goal, or catching every ball. Excellence is playing with all your might, practicing until the point of exhaustion, and expe- riencing a painful injury. Excellence is enduring embarrassing mistakes, dreaming big, and giving it your all in order to become a member of the wanning team. Athletes on this campus are known for their ability to achieve despite what sometimes seems like disparaging odds. Their sportsmanship during both wins and losses is to be commended and something that should be admired. Throughout the years, these athletes have succeeded in con- quering their dreams, and have left those to follow with Traditions of Excellence. (ilVING IT HIS ALL. Running Back Jiison Veal fights for the Lions ' honor against the Ari an.sas Tech Woncierboys. Photo by Shannon Wells. Sports 31 SAVORING THE MOMENT. .Junior quaitcrback Denietrea Slielto .JaspiT scores on a fhc-yard nm in the sec-ond quarter of tlie Lions ' 47- lilion of .■Mabaina A M. Photo by Shannon Wells. IN AGONIZING PAIN. .Junior tiKhl end Derrick Dorn (84) of Daleville, AJabama, is shaken-iip after making a catih. hijuries took their toll on the Lions this sea.son and played a key role in the Lions ' (i-. ' ) finish. Photo by Shannon WelLs. MANEUVERING THROUGH DEFENSE. Senior slotback Hariy H of Hamilton, Alabama, looks for running room in the Lions ' 21-20 Central Arkansas. Holloway finished the season ranked 12th natio kickoff returns in Division II. Photo by Shannon Wells. 32 Sports FOC GMNG IT THEIR ALL lyier Greer ' he Univorsity of North lama football team came into 199() season hoping to add to collection a fourth NC AA ision II National rnpionship. But the road to y was not paved in the man- the players thought it would Lions start slow iame one of the season took Lions of UNA to the swampy I of Albany, (Jeorgia, to battle Golden Rams of Albany e. UNA slipped and slopped und on the soggy field all It long as a young defense d to slow down Albany ' s md attack. But the Lions could not hold the Goldcni Rams as ciuarterback Edward Taylor rushed for two early touchdowns to stake Albany State to a 17-10 upset of the No. 1 ranked Lions. " I saw that we weren ' t very well prepared tonight and that ' s my fault, " UNA coach Bobby Wallace said after the game. " It ' s been a long time since we lost a game. It hurts a lot. But at the same time it isn ' t the end of the season. " The end of the season it was not, but little did Wallace know it was just a small glimpse of the heartache to come. ' Dogs pounded Game two brought the Lions home to Braly Municipal Stadium lRING in the excitement. The Lions celebrate a touchdown 1st Central Arkansas University. Photo by Sliannon Wells. to take on rival Alabama A M Bulldogs. The now No. 9 ranked Lions seem to have gotten the message after their season-open- ing loss as they pounded the Bulldogs 47-0 to claim th( ir 27th straight vic:toryat home. The Lions combined a solid offensive performance with a stingy defense and left the Bulldogs drooling the drool of regret into the footljall pillow of remorse. " We ' re not lo a point yet where we can honestly feel like we ' re ready to win the (Julf South ( onference championship or a national championship, " said Wallace. " Our hope this week is to try to improve as much as we did last week. " UNA gets rolling The Muleriders of Southern Arkansas came calling on the Lions the third week of the sea- son at Braly Stadium. It was a Dr. .lekyll-Mr. Hyde kind of game for the Lion Kings as they scratched I heir way lo a 27-9 victory. The Lions struggled to score points in the first half taking a 7- (i lead into half-time. But UNA shot out of the gates in the sec- ond half, led by the strong run- ning of quarterback Demetrea Shelton and running backs Jason Veal and A. J. Lamar as they rushed for a combined 252 yards to control the clock and the game. After the contest, Wallace seemefi to be pleased — at l( ast with the second half. " We didn ' t tlo anything different in the sec- ond half except play with intensi- ty, " Wallace said. " I talk to our players about leadership, tough- ness, intensity, and the charac- teristics it ' s going to take for this team to win championshi])s, if we ' ve got a ciiance at all, and we ' re just not there yet. " Javelinas roasted The Lions look a big stei their next game in the heat of T( xas against Division II powerhouse Texas A M-Kingsville .lavelinas. In UNA ' S fourth game of the year, the Lions played their best football of the young season in roasting the .lavelinas 24-7 in Kingsville, Texas, in front of 1.5,000 hostile fans. Despite being outdone in every statistical cate- gory, the Lions came away with a convincing victory. " I believe this game will help us grow as a team, " said Wallace. " Now we should have the c:onfidence that we can compete with anybody in the country. " Lions fall to 3-2 UNA returned home for their fifth game of the year sporting a .3-1 record and a No. 3 national ranking to show off to the Wonderboys of Arkansas Tech. The Wonderboys, though, were not impressed with what they saw as they came in and darted out lo an incredible 31-7 lead with 1:49 left in the third quarter — a lead which seemed insurmountable for an option-ori- ented football team. But for the next 10 minutes, the Lions put on an amazing comebac:k scoring 28 unanswered points to take a 35- 31 lead with 6:19 lo play in the game. Bui Arkansas Tech struck back at Ihe Lions, driving 73 yards on nine plays with Tech (juarterback Tofid Cooley throw- ing a 10-yard touchdowii pass to LaRon Marbley for a .38-35 lead. UNA drove the lenglh of the field in the remaining 1:37 to line up for a game-tying 42-yard field goal attempt with six seconds remaining. UNA kicker Kevin Pearce hit the ball with plenty of distance but just off-line as it was wide left, meaning the Lions had suffered their first home loss in four years and, more importantly, their second loss in five games of the season. Lions get Blazed The Lions, had to rebound quickly with their next game c:oming at rival and No. 4 ranked Valdosta State Blazers. UNA came out smoking early on, darting out to a 24-9 lead with 1:,52 left in the third. But Valdosta Slate scored two touch- downs and got a two-point con- version to send the game into overtime. After trading touch- downs in the first overtime, the UNA defense held Valdosta in the second overtime, meaning all the Lions needed was one score to come away with the victory and it once again had to conte from the fool- of Pearce. But his 35-yard field goal allempt was blocked, leaving the score tied at 31 -.31. (Conlitincd o) piigr S5) Sports 33 A WINNING MOMENT. Senior fullback A.J. Lamar (22) of Cullman c lii.s four-year career at UNA with 32 career touchdowns, including this I ' NA ' s 27-17 Homecoming win over Delta State. Photo by Christopher Ro FIGHTING FOR YARDAGE. Sophomore tailback .Jason Veal (21) of Hafton scored nine touchdowns last season to help lead the Lion offense. Photo by Shannon Wells. TOUCHDOWN. Sophomore tailback Jason Veal (21) of Hattoii luoved i starting role in 1996 and finished the season with 762 yards, including yard, two-touchdown perfonnance against Arkansas Tech. Photo by Sha Wells. 34 Sports FOOTBALL oiaiHurdJroDi hujc -ii) UNA foiikl not score in I ho ird overtime but Valdosla ' s cid Kouthit ' s 22-yi n field Soai aled a win I lie l iazers had been lit ins f " ' ! " ■ ' i ' ' years, :!4-:il. " Il was a f reat game, " said allaee. " W(- just happened to me out on the short end again. " lomecuming proves fruitful The i.ions took a week off ' fore hosting the Statesmen of elta State on Homecoming in •al.v Stadium. Hespite a i:37-yar(l rusiiing •rformance from Delta ' s Tregn( l lomas, UNA came away with a tisfying 27-17 victory over the atesmeu. " We knew we had to come out ul establish ourselves toda.v, " lid defensive end Reginald uffiii following the game. " Our icks were to the wall. We luldn ' t afford to be 3-4. " Wallace seemed to put this ime at the top as the key game ' the year. " I felt like after the vo emotional losses the last two eeks, this team was ready to fall ff the fence one way or the ther, " said Wallace. " W( had )me things iiappen the last two eeks to bring us together and 1 link we are a better team for it. " Lions lose heartbreaker After a relatively easy victory against llendersuii Slate 17-:i the next weekend, UNA returned for their final home game of the year against the University of (Central Arkansas Bears. l ite in the fourth (luarler the Lions were trailing 21-14 and had the ball with a chance to score. On a fourth down and goal from the ll-yard line, (luarterback ( ' harles Hogaii lloated a pass into Iti( back of the (Mid zone, wlu-re it found the hands of a diving Michael F dwards for a touch- down to cut the Bears lead to 21- 20. Needing only the extra point to tie the game with :41 left, the snap was too high and sailed past th(- hold(-r Shelton and the Lions were slill trailing 21-20. .lust when another conu-back seemed to have (Mided, the Lions recovered the onside kick and drove down to the Bears 37-yard line with :03 left, where it would once again come down to a kick — this time a 44-yard field goal from Oarson Ro ;kett which sailed wide right, leaving the Lions crushed and llunr chances of making the playoffs fading away into the sunset. " It couldn ' t have been any more graphic, " said Wallace. " What it (lid show was what win- ners the players are. When we had a chanc( to ti( the game and put il into overtime with an extra point and we get a bad snap and lose the chance to kick the ball. don ' t even gel a chance to lie it, nine out of 10 teams in the coun- try would have folded right then. " We came back and got the onside and hit a couple of passes and got the ball down there for a very niakeable field goal. We ' re three field goals from possibly being 8-1 right now. It ' s just been that kind of year. " UNA tomahawked An emotionally battered group of Lions traveled to ( arrolton, Ceorgia, the following w( ek to take on the West (ieorgia Braves on a frigid night in the South as lemperatures hovered around 25 degrees. But nion chilling for the Lions was the outcome of the game. UNA onc( again found them- selves out front 31-17 with 7:49 to go in the football game when the Braves mounted a comeback, scoring two touchdowns includ- ing their final one on an IS-yard touchdown pass with :()3 left in the game. Instead of kicking the extra point while trailing 31-30, West (ieorgia coach Oharlie Fisher decided to go for the two- point conversion and the win. Braves quarterback Toby Strange rolled to his right and hit tailback Mathis Curry with a bul- let for the successful two-point attempt and a 32-31 victory. " I ' ve got so much r( s|)ect for UNA and 1 mean that honestly, " said Fisher. " They are a class out- fit. In the (iSU, you measure yourself by that group. I ' ve been on the other end so I know how they feel. " Afier suffering another heart- breaking loss, UNA wide receiver Michael Kdwards sat in the lock- er room just staring into space. " I can ' t cry tonight, " said Kdwards. " I ' ve cried so much after the last few games that there just aren ' t any more tears left to cry. " All of this and slill one more game to play. UNA plays for pride But this game was for some- thing more than a championship. It was for pride. The Lions car- ried a 5-5 record and a winning s( ason on the line to West Alabama and (lis|)os( (l of the Falcons 38-24. No glory. No championship. But plenty of pride. " It ' s fun to watch these seniors with a smile on their faces, " said Wallace. " It ' s great to see all their families gathering and taking pic- tures with each other. You can see the closeness. That ' s the thing that even more than the championships we can be proud of. " No glory. No championship. But a life ' s lesson none of these University of North Alabama Lions will ev( r forget. MAKING IT HAPPEN. Senior fullback A.J. Lamar (22) of t ' uUmaii dears a path against Delta State University during the Homecoming game. Photo by Shannon Wells. Sports 35 VOL ' SWEET SIX TEEN ' YEAR ALL By lyier Greer In collejic sports, what do you usually get when you cross six freshmoii, three sopho- mores, one junior and oiu ' senior? If you answered a rebuilding year, you would usually he right. If you answered a losing record, you would almost always be right. But when you get those same numbers and put them on the volleyball court in Flow( rs Hall at the University of North Alabama you get a remarkable 44-4 record, including a 12-0 mark in the (!ulf South Conference, a (iS( ' Championship, the first nation- al ranking ever for a team in the GSC and the first college team in the state of Alabama to ever make it to the sweet six- teen in the N( ' AA tournament. The Lady Lions used Toby Wysocki ' s leadership, Heather Jensen ' s power, Jenni Driscoll ' s grace and plenty of hard work and determination to go further into the season than anyone expected. Well, almost anyone. Head volleyball coach Matt Peck had a feeling his team could contend going into the season. " Considering the kind of season we had in ' 95, we were very excited about ' 96, " said Peck. " We had a marvelous sea- son and it is a season we hope to build on even more in ' 97. " Lady Lions start hot The volleyball team shot out of the gate in the ' 9f3 season winning their first six matches. The Lady Lions took down Austin I ' eay, Lambuth, Truman Stale, Henderson Stale, Dnuy and Missouri Southern within the first five days of the season. The Lady Lions returned to Flowers Hall to take on arch- rival Jacksonville State after their first road trip and were defeated by the Lady (iamecocks 4-15, 15- Li, 9-15 and 7-15. But UNA would come back and take two of their next three matches with wins against Hillsdale and Montevallo and a loss to Wayne 36 Sports S DID IT! Kicshnian soltor .Icniii iscoll (ithiitii hcl(iir) celobrates 111 lu ' r Icammatcs iil ' tcr one of the ily Lions ' school record 4-1 wins, olo by Shiinnon Wells. Slate Id lake llicir record to 8- 2 UNA goes on tear Alter startinji off the s(!a.soi hot, the Lady Lions just got hotter vviiiiiiiij their next 21 slraij Ml matches. During that span the Lady iJoiis won an amazing (V-i games and dropixni only 10 to their opponents. While winning th( 21 straight matches, UNA beat some of the best Division II vol- leyball had to offer as well as many of their (iS(; foes. All but two of their 21 straight wins came on the road. The Lady Lions took wins at Missouri-Southern (15-7, 6-15, 18- Hi, 15-()), Missouri Western Stale (15-5, 15-6, 15-7) and Texas A M-Commerce (15-12, 15-6, 15-10). Despite all of the wins, some of UNA ' S best and most hard fought victories w( re yet to come. While in the middle of fin- ishing up Iheir (iS(; run, the Lady Lions stepped out of con- f( rence for two matches with perennial Division II powers Texas Women ' s and (Central Missouri Stat( The ( " entral Missouri State Jennies were uj) first at Warrensburg, Mo. The ujjstart Lions proved to be too " much for Division II ' s No. 1 ranked Jennies on Halloween with a 10-15, 15-7, 15-13, 15-12 victory on ( MSIJ home floor. Rhonda Price led the way for the Lady Lions with 23 kills and Hi digs. H( ather Jensen add( (l 18 kills and 25 digs. The victory over ( " MSII improved UNA ' S record to 34-3 overall and ended the Jennies ' 24- match winning streak overall and their 27-match winning streak at home. The Lady Lions then play( d Texas Women ' s on the next day and thrashed them 15-3, 15-7, 15-13. UNA then wrapped up four more victories to close out (Co)it. on page S8) ALL THE RIGHT MOVES. Senior Toby Wysocki (jiliolo, loi of pnge) prepares for a service return. A two- year lelternian for the Lions, Wysocki provided key leadership in the team ' s drive to a 44-4 record in 199(). Photo by Shannon Wells. DOING HER PART. Freshman All Cinlf-Soulh Conference and .■ ll-.Soiith Region hitter Kachel Price (photo Icfl) S " ' s high for the block. Photo bv Shannon Wells Sports 37 VOLLEYBALL (Colli Jrati ixic. ' c -i?) Ilu regular season witli a 40-:? record. Lady Lions claim nrst GSC title since 1988 UNA hosled the (iS( " loiiriia- nu ' iit at Fl() v(-rs Hall an d did not disappoint the home crowd, vviiiiiiiij; matches against Arkansas Tech (IS-f), 15-2, 15- 4), West Alabama (I-VIO, ir (), 15-8) and two-time defending GS( ' champion Henderson State 15-11, 12-15, 15-10 and 15-5. " I ' m getting a ring, " said a smiling Toby Wysocki after UNA ' S victory ' . " This feels great. It Iwinning the (iS(; champi- onship] was one of our goals at the b( ginning of the season. " Jensen won the (iS( tourna- ment ' s Most Valuabl( Player award whih averaging 16 kills per game. " Th( third game (against H( n(lers()n State) was the key, " said Jensen. " After we won that game, we could relax knowing that we were up 2-1. Once wo won the third game, 1 knew we were going to win it. " UNA hosts South Central Regional But the biggest thrill for the Lady Lions came wlieit they got the news that the South ( ' (Mitral Regional Toiu-nament was going to be played right in their own back yard — Flowers Hall. UNA cam( steamrolling into the tournament with a 43-3 overall record, a 14-match win- ning streak and the first a|)pearance in the NCAA Division II volleyball champi- onship tournariifMit in school history. Up first in the tournament was a rematch with T( " xas Women ' s. The Lady Lions once again proved to be the superior team, winning 15-11, 15-1(1, 15- (). Then came the champi- onship game of the SCR against the J( nnies of (Central .Missouri Stat( . This time the .lennies avenged their earlier loss to UNA, beating the Ladv Lions 15-17,5-15, 15-12 and (; 1.-), " I ' m going to go horiH :iiid f el pretty good about tliinrs, " said Peck after the game. " We ' ll chalk that one up to experi- ence. This was by far the most successful season I ' ve ( ver had. We wer( a little emotional after, but I was emotional b(H:ause W( hav( far surpassed what any- body ever thought we would do, " ' Now, coach P( ck is focusing on 1!)!)7. " Our goal is to repeat as GSC champions and to win the national championship, " said Peck. " We are working hard on conditioning and weight train- ing and we are looking forward to jumping right in come September. " VOLLEYBALL TEAM-Front Row: Nicole demons, manager; Cheryl Morgan, Graduate Assistant Coach. Row 2: Aiuy Smith, Andrea Hagood, Nikki Haverson. Row 3: Toby Wysocki, Lana Fishback, and Jenni DriscoU. Row 4: Heather Jensen, Sarah IWcDowell, Deja Trojan. Row 5: Angel Perez, Ronda Price, Lynn Zediker Row 6: Rachel Price, Christy Barefield. Back Row: Matt Peck, head coach; Jeff Mothick, assistant coach. DISCUSSING THEIR VICTORY. Head coach Matt Peck talks to the Lady Lions between games of the Gulf S( t onferenci ' Tournament, which UNA hosted and won. Photo by Shannon Wells. LOOKING TO HER OPPONENTS. Toby Wysocki (pliolo right) was the only senior on the Lady Uons volley stjuad which i)()sted a 44-4 record, won the Gulf South Conference championship and becEmie the first collegiate vo liall team from the state of Alabama to make an NCAA Tournament appearance. Photo by Shannon Wells. 38 Sports iieiip for the Lions during their record-breaking season. I ' lioto l)y Sliannon earned lier All-linlf Soiitli Conference and All-Soiilli Central Kegion donors ells. liLst seiLson. I ' lioto l)y Sliannon Wells. Sports 39 I.N YOl ' R FACE S,.,u(.i Kirwai.l Tclhis Landlord «.Ms around a ' HiskfRoo POURING ON THE POWER. Stace Tedford koep.s tho Lions alive with a 1 TlK.M lo lak. ' il I.. Ihe Koal I ' holo l..v Shannon Wcll.s. nilnutc I wo-poinlcr I ' liolo hy Shannon WelLs. MEN ' S BASKETBALL TEAM-Kn.iil Him: Hrcnl Putnian, nianagpr; Chris (iary Elliot, head coach; Rodney Beasle.y, manager; Chad Steadnian, Ti VValdrcp. Tellus buisford, State Tedlm.l John KiLsley, (Jreg (iriinsley, Carlos Uiwrence, Anthony Bell, Steve Smith. Sherrod .Jackson, Casey Willis, She: Smith. Daniian (Jrant. Brian Kiclianl.si. ' I. nh TowMsend. trainer Back How: Whet.sone. l uie B;uiiett. graduate as.sist;uil coach: Billy Ciunhle. as.sist;uit coaci 40 Sports BJl IAYI PLAYING WITH DEDICATION ALL Lacey Howard and Allison Stack In the 1995-1996 season, e Lions completed their ectacular winning streak th a trip to the NCAA ison II " Elite Eight " tour- inent. Tlieir s( ason en(i(Hi th a disappointing three- int loss to P jrt Hays State the quarterfinal round, e team finished vvitli an ;rall record of 24-8 and a If South Conference record 10-4. First Southern Pepsi Tipoff opens season The nuMi ' s basl etl)all team ired through the 1996-97 ison with a team of six liors, six juniors, and six shmen. The Lions opened ' season on November 15- at the eightli annual First uthern Pepsi Tipoff iirnament held in Flowers IL The men ' s team took on skegee and won by a twen- two point margin; next, ke Superior State was mmed by the Lions in a ne ending 74-58. The leading scorers and )0unders during the tour- nent were Greg Grimsley, rios Smith, and Damian mt. Lane College was the next igon to be slain by the ns. In a close game with a il score of 88-86, ( ' arlos ith and Greg Grimsley e the players that led the m. Next, the Lions conlin- 1 their success witii an ■rwhelming defeat over ens State 99-65. On the road again ' lie last weekend in ember, the Lions went on road to the Mississipi)i (;ollege P rm Bureau (Classic in Clinton, Mississippi. The Lions started out the tourna- ment witii a win over Southern Ai ' kansas 61-53. On Saturday, the Lions suffered their first loss of the season against Mississijipi College. The team returned liome to battle the Tigers of Voorhees College and came out on top with a score of 91-84 with junior Greg Grimsley leading the tean in points scored. Tiie Lions then traveled to Athens for a rematch and fell to Athens State College 66-94. The team returned from ( ' hristmas break and traveled to Joplin, Missouri, for the Missouri Southern Tourn- ament, where the Lions defeated American University in an exciting 70-65 game. Unfortunately, the Lions were unable to capture the tourna- ment title after a 78-85 loss to Henderson State. After returning home, the Lions took on and narrowly lost to West Florida and Valdosta State Blazers., Head coach Gary Elliot said, " The toughest thing about the losses is that our players have played hard enough to win. They have played hard and very tough defensively, but we just haven ' t had things fall our way " The Lions recovered with a win against Montevallo at Montevallo in a close 64-68 game. The game was sealed in the final minute by freshman Casey Willis and senior Chris Waldrei) who made the most of four free throws to bring the Lions a win. The Lions continued to travel to Livingston in a 54-76 loss against West Alabama; Harrogate, Tennessee, in a 73- 77 loss against Lincoln Memorial; and to Carrollton, (Jeorgia, in a 73-92 loss against West Georgia. " I just wanted to go out there and play hard " On tiie return home, the Lions slammed Knoxville College with an incredible 112-61 win. Forward Greg Grimsley, who led the Lions once again, said, " I just want- ed to go out there and play hard. I ran the lanes and got some breaks. The passes were perfect. It was really a lot of fun. " The next game was an important one against GSC rival University of Alabama at Huntsville. Flowers Hall was packed with fans waiting to see the Lions battle it out with the Chargers. The tough game took its toll on the play- ers and the Lions lost 62-68. " This was one of our tougher losses this year, " said Coach Elliot after the difficult game. (Continued cm page 42) BUST A MOVE. Sherra WheLstone takes the ball down the couil to .score against Tuskegee tiniversity during the First Southern Pepsi Tipoff Toumanient. Photo by Shannon Wells. Sports 41 BASKETBALL (Coiiliiiui ' d frotn jxtf c ll I ) Lions recover from tough loss Tlu Lions soon recovprcci. sr-oring to a 71-f)0 victory over lliougli, as thoy returned to Flowers Hail for a weekend of rematches. In tlie first game, against West Alabama, senior ( ' iiris W ' aidrep led the team in the Tigers. Then, Montevallo was taken down in a close 48- 47 game led by senior guard Sherrod Jackson in points and rebounds. As of February ;3, 1997, Lions basketball team hac overall record of 11-9, an Gulf South Conference rec of .3-6. THE HEAT IS ON. In his iiintli yoai as head l aske(l)all coacli. { ' oach c;ar ' Elliot has kept I he LiorLs in llip top of the NCAA Division II teams. Photo by Shannon Wells. SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY. Carlos Smith attempts a shoil juiitp shot against Tiiskegee I ' niversity. Photo by Shannon Wells FLYING TO THE BASKET. Sherrod .Jackson goes in for a lay-up agai Lane College. Photo by Shannon Wells. 42 Sports H F ' ' HH l aii P QI h TF rv " 1 1 ' M stn ' I " , fc.- 1 H ' W 1 a H ■ Hg . 5 v Ki « P H M LjUi flEII m ' VBhI HH HH AN IMPRESSIVE SHOT. Slicrra Whctsloiic slashes lo llic basket against l uie. I ' liolo by Shannon Wells. LOOKING FOR A VICTORY. .Anthony liell surveys the defense iuul looks for his next move. Photo by Adai n Robison. LOCKED ON ALL SIDES. Forward Tellns Ungford i)as.ses the ball to a fel- FIGHTING FOR GROUND. Stace Tedford battles for a position under the w Lion while trapped between two Tuskegee Tigers. Photo by Shannon boaids while the Lions battle Tiiskegee. Photo by Shannon VVell.s. ells. Sports 43 BA£ FINDING THEIR STRENGTHS ALl By Allison Stack, Lacey Howard, and Anthony Tticker The 1996-1997 womumi ' s l)ask( tball toain had a robuilding year uitli a team of only one senior, four juniors, one sophomore, and three freshmen. The Lady Lions were plagued with injuries throughout the 1995-96 season and finished the season with a 9-16 overall record and 7-7 in the Gulf South Conference. Young squad works hard Although this season ' s squad was relatively young, they worked to build their confidence throughout the season. In the opening game, the Lady Lions played ( ' hristian Brothers College, and exi)erience(l their first loss of the season 56-69. Andrea Wat kins, junior guard, was the leading scorer of the game with 16 points. On November 18, the -women faced off against Talledega College on the home court. The Lions shook off their first loss and came back with an imitressive 79-62 win. Then, the team took on Christians Brothers for a rematch and came away with a 2()-poinl margin of victory. Again, Andrea Wat kins led licr team with 22 f)oints while junior Dawn Limbaugli was llie leading reboundcr. KEY PLAYER. Dorinda i. , Mr, „ niulalcs 1!» points (liiriiiL hm WcsI Aiabiuna gainc lo lead the i ii, n 62-47 victory. Plioto by S ,ii Wells. The Lady Lions travelled to McKenzie, Tennessee, where t hey took on the Wildcats of Bethel College. The game ended with a Lions ' victorv of 90-64. Andrea Wat kins continued to be a vital asset to the team as leading scorer and leading rebounder. Winning streak stops The ladies came bac Flowers Hall where t winning streak came t( abrupt halt. The L Eagles of Lambuth Col defeated the Lions 59-7 44 Sports On December 2. the once a ain to her team as " Aiuh ' ea lias improved a lot ady l.ions destroyed the leading scorer with 17 over the off s( ason and will ethel ( ollej?e ' s hopes of points. help us a great (h ' al this ctory with an incrcHtihle Wayne I|vrd, head coach y( ar. " 4-52 win. (iuai ' d Andrc a of the i.ady Lions, now in Next, the Lions traveled ' atkins was very valuable his fift(M ' nth season, said, to Tall(Mh ga, Alal)ama and suflered a 7()-82 loss. On th( road again, the team went to Jackson, Tennessee, to jjiay against Lambutli College and came away with a disappionting 74-99 loss. First GSC match West Florida traveled to Florence for the Lady Lions ' first (Julf South ( " onference game of the season. Unfortunately, the Lions lost by a narrow two- point margin. The next game, Valdosta State Blazers visited and came away with a 62-67 win over the Lions. The Lions then traveled to Montevallo and picked up a close 69-67 win over the Montevallo Falcons. The Lady Lions suffered a loss in Livingston against West Alabama as they tried to regain their winning streak. UP FOR GRABS. Andrea Rickard tries to take ))o.sses.sion of the ball in a game against Lane College. Photo by Shannon Wells. Team gains experience The young team gath- eicd ( xperi(Mu:e with a big home-game win over Lane ( ' ollege. The Lions leading scorer was sophomor( for- ward Andrea Rickard with 29 ijoints in the 85-69 game. " I i)layed well because of my teammates. 1 f)we them all of the credit, " said Rickard. A road trip to Harrogate, Tennessee, put the Lady Lions up against Lincoln Memorial. Sadly, the Lions were taken down again in the 61-67 game. In Carrollton, Georgia, the Lady Lions landed a solid victory over West Georgia in the 62-46 game. Next, in Belmont, Tennessee, the Lions led 20-18 eleven minutes into the game, but were outscored to end the game with 62-93. In a big Gulf South ( " onference gan e, the Chargers of the University (C()}itiiuu ' (i ()) page 46) WHATEVER IT TAKES, lennifer Kohlheim, .jiniior guard, makes an attempt to put her team on lop dur- ing the Lane College game. Photos by Shamion Wells. Sports 4. ' ; PASS IT TO ME. IJiaiulie Davis escapes her (l( l ' eii(ler in time to make lor the hall. Photo hy Shannon Wells. BASKETBALL (Coiilimicd jroni txif c 45) of Alabama al Huntsvillc escaped Flowers Hall with a 49-5:] victory ()V( r the Lions. Lions maul Tigers The next aine at home was a (lifferent story. Things fell into place for the Lady Lions as they came away with a 62-47 victory over the West Alabama Lady Tigers. On February 3, in front of the largest home crowd of the season, the Lady Lions imjM-essed the fans with a close 75-72 victory over Montevallo. Coach praises team Coach Byrd was impress( (l with the young team ' s performance. He said, " I am more excited about this team at this point more than I have been about a team in a while. I like this group of players and their work ethic is very impressive. " WOMEN ' S BASKETBALL TEAM-Kiont Row: Dawn Limbaiigh. Andrea Rickanl. Row 2; Courtney .Jones, tJecky Maiick. Back Row: Manager ,Ieff tlolloway, Assistant Coach Maurice Stafford, .Jennifer Kohlheini, Dorinda (iober, Leigh Anna McDaniel, Andrea Watkins, Graduate Assistant Marcy McMillin, Trainer Heath Town.send. 46 Sports LOOKING TO SHOOT. Dawn Limhaugh, ciMiter, makes a junipshot despite he pressure from the Laiubuth guard. Plioto by Slimiiioii Wells. IT ' S A NAIL BITER. Coach Wayne Ryrd nervously watches a.s the Lady Lions dominate tlie Monlevallo Falcons in the February 75-72 game. I ' hoto by Shannon Wells. A WATCHFUL EYE. Assistant Coach Maurice Stafford keeps a close watch over the ladies on the court. Photo by Shannon Wells. STRAIGHT SHOOTER. Andrea Watkins led the Lady Lions in scor- ing in seven of their first nineteen games. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Sports 47 MEN ' S CROSS COUNTRY TKAM-Krunl How: Wesley Broun. Hrillnea Hoilon. .losliiui llaiiHli. liiii Tliiiihle, Allen Marsluiienl Bac k Kow: Coiuli Maurice SlalfoKl. Thomas Peaice. aii Koheils. I ' atii k .lohnsoii. Null Diittoii. WOMEN ' S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM-Coacli Maurice Slal ' lord. Shannon Suiilli. l,eslie Pinillionuue, Cheriua Ki( c. Cluisti Erwin, Jo Ann lihinkensopi). A DAILY RITUAL. Cross country leani uieniliers |)ractice eveiy afl( noon durinj ' their season so that tliey can stay in excellent shape. Photo by Shannon Wells. 48 Sports 1 HM %M m RUNNING ON SOLID GROUND I W ■ ■ ■ ■ Allison Stack GettiiiK ii|) at ():()( a. in. to II fiv( iuil( s, weariiij? out •oe pairs of nmninj slioes iti •ee months, aiui working out ?n when it ' s freezing outside. nil)( rs of the men ' s and linen ' s cross country t( ams pcrience all of these things ring their season. Under the new leadership of lach Maurice Stafford, the )ss country teams came back s fall with a renewed si)int. It is only last season that the imen were not able to com- te officially due to only hav- ; four nuMubers. This season : ' iiKMi and women both ran inp( titivf ly, and they at t (Mid- eight track meets. During e fall, lh( men and women lin two times a day so that y will be in top physical con- ion for their meets. Their lining consists of running, )rking in the pool with an quajogger " which helps ■engthen their nniscles, and ling an exercise bike. On average, the men ran (iO to 70 miles a week while the women ran - ' 30 to 41) miles jx ' r week. Usually track meets are held on th( weekends, and the standard distance that the men run (In competition) is T) miles while the wonuMi usually run a )K which Is . ' ).! mil( s. Bees hinder competition The t( am began Its scMson with a meet in Memphis, Tennessee, at University of Memi)hls. The m( ( t was a diffi- cult one for both groups due to an angry hive of b( es which was along the trail of the course. Men ' s cross country team nunn- ber Josh Haugh remembers the day, " It was unlxMlevably hot and humid, and then several members of our t( am were chased and stinig by b( es. It was a tough day. " On September K3, th( Lions attended the Sewan(M Invitational in Sewanee, Tennessee. The men ' s team placed fourth while tlu women ' s team came in sLxIh. The groups then trav( led to the l ' AH (;hevron Invitational on September 21 where the men placed fifth out of nine compet- ing schools. The next week, the men went on the road to Delta Stale where they coinpel( d against t(Mi teams and i)laced fourth. UNA Invitational is success In 0 :t()b(!r, tlu! Lions hosted the JNA Invitationa ' teams both fared extreim ly well at this me( t. T1h men placed first and the women placed second. On October 12, the men ran an 8K course at the Rhodes Invitational in Memphis, Tennessee, and th( y earned sixth place. The (lUlf South (Conference Meet was also held in Memphis, T( nnessee, on October 2()th. The women earned seventh place whll( the men merited fifth place in the (!S0. Season ends with strong finish The team ended their season in Atlanta, (Joorgia, with a strong finish at. the Southeast Regional which was ludd at Kennesaw State. The men placed fourteenth out of twen- ty-three schools. At this race the men ran a lOK (().2 miles) and the women ran a 5K. As always, the teams spent much of th(Mr time on the road. ' ai Roberts, a senior member of the m( n ' s cross country team, said that the team got along well. He said, " We ' ve got several new team members this y( ar, and 1 really enjoyed being around them. My three years on the cross cotnitry team have been great. " The future- looks promising for the cross country teams because both t( ams will be comprls( (l of mostly seniors in the fall. .Josh Haugh .said, " Next fall, I ' m confidcmt that we will have a very good team because we will have more experience and we will b( an older team. " THE HEAT IS ON as Jiiu Tiimble iuid Ricli Diitton pu.sh past their competi- tion at a cross country meet in Octolier Plioto t)y Sliannon Wells. TRYING TO EASE THE PAIN. Cross country team member Jo Ann Blanl ensopp rests for a moment due to a painful muscle .strain. Photo by Shannon Wells. Sports 49 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK By Ashley Miles The first year for women ' s soccer at UNA was a year of progress. The process began around June, as the new soc- cer coaching staff finished recruiting for the new addi- tion to the athletic depart- ment. Head Coach Aston Rhoden had many challenges ahead of him. A brand new staff, a fairly young and inex- perienced team, and a late start on practices were just a few of the problems. The late start disadvan- taged the team in its first game against Birmingham Southern College at Birmingham-Southern. The game was a loss, but the Lady Lions held the score to 4-0, and those points were only awarded during the second half of the game. The team ended the season with a winning record of six wins, four losses, and two ties. Coach Rhoden and assistants coaches Wanda Porter and Alan Green said that the sea- son went well. Iigury effects team The team had a tough blow early in the season when goal keeper Georgia Prescott broke her toe. Because of the newness of the team, she had been the only goal keeper. Coach Porter, who had trained Prescott, had to train a new goal keeper to take the place of the injured player. Brandi Davis took Prescott ' s place and aided the team in several shut-outs. Coach Rhoden said, " Everyone understood their roles, and what they had to do to fulfill them in order to make the team successful. " All three of the coach ' seemed eager for the nexi season to begin, having already set up an eighteen- game schedule in comparison to the last year ' s twelve-game stint. Team will be part of GSC Next season the team will become a varsi ty sport and a full-fledged member of the Gulf South Conference. Coach Rhod hopes to work with the returning team mem- bers in the spring in order to increase their skills and famil- iarity with the game. He said, " Competition is going to esca- late next year, not to mention the larger amount of games being played. " The coaches were all busily recruiting for next year to replace those who will not be returning for a second season. Assistant Coach Porter hopes to have at least two fully trained goal keepers next sea- son so that another mishap will not occur. Assistant Coach Green said he hoped to have the team, " improved as a whole by August. " Fans will help team Coach Rhoden emphasized that the team and the coaches were doing their job; and added, " Now is time for the •student body and community to do theirs. " The Lady Lions soccer team was fairly unknown this year. Next sea- son will be a different story. Coach Rhoden said, " The gen- eral increasing popularity of the sport will bring out those ever dependable Lions fans. " Team captain Brandi Eveland said, " Students were genuinely happy about the new addition to the athletic department, and I expect to see a good turn-out in the slauds next year. " PASS IT ON. Brandi Evans kicks the ball in for a goal during warm-up be a big game. Photo by Shannon Wells. 50 Sports RUN WITH IT. After stealing the ball from a University of South Mississippi player, Ashley Smith charges down the field. Photo by Shan Wells. )CCER TEAM-Front Row: Cristal O ' Loiighlin, Rachel Allbritten, Haley ■iidrix. Kellie Corbin, Georgia Prescott, Ashley Miles, Karen O ' Conner, izabeth Sarrio, Ashley Smith. Back Row: Head Coach Aston Rhoden, Aide ail Green, Stephanie Rose, Stacy Shamlin, Andrea Childress, Lawreii Evans, icia Moore, Melissa Diieffer, Leslie Fogg, Brandi Eveland, Brandi Evans, chele Thomas. JTTING DEFENSIVE. Alicia Moore moves the ball past her guard before ooting for a goal. Photo by Shannon Wells. WARM-UP. Practicing heading the ball, Brandi Evans prepares for an impor- tant game against the University of Southern Mississippi. Photo by Shannon Wells. Sports 51 IN THE ROUGH. Mark Aul)re.v-Flet(lier keeps his cool while trying lo get PERFECT SWING. Drew Jones tees off on the second hole during the back on the fairway. Photo by Shannon Wells. Spring Classic. Photo by Christopher Rohling. f " — 1.1 .■;, ■ " TEAM-Al Hay, John Canova, Kevin Kilstroni, Mark Aubrey-Fletcher, Stuart Clark. 52 Sports THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS ;y Allison Stack and Lacey Howard With two tournament titles, second place finish in the ulf South Conference and a rst-ever NCAA Champion- hip appearance, the Lions olf team enjoyed one of its lost successful seasons ever 1 1996. The Lions finislied with an verall 47-34 record for liie ear that included the cham- ionships of the Belmont Fall ollegiate Tournament and e UNA Spring Classic. The ions really made their mark ith a strong late-season flur- y that included finishing ixth in the rugged NCAA ivision 11 South Regional to arn the team a bid to the ' CAA National Championship ournament. In the fall, the team won ne Belmont Collegiate witational, was sixth among velve teams at the Tri-State lassie at Pickwick Landing, nished second in their own all Classic and was eighth in fourteen-team field at the Florida Citrus Sports Rollins (College Invitational. Victory kicks off se ason The Lions ' spring season began with a victory in the UNA Spring Classic and was followed by a tenth place fin- ish at the Georgia College Invitational in a field of nine- teen schools. After a seventh place finish in the Southeastern Collegiate Tournament in Valdosta, Georgia, the Lions cranked it up for the home stretch. First, the team finished sec- ond in the Gulf South Conference Tournament with a 913 three-day score, placing nine shots behind Valdosta State. That strong finish was led by Stuart Clark of Muscle Shoals, who defeated Delta State ' s David Poole in a play- off to become the first Lion ever to win the Gulf State Conference individual cham- pionship. Clark had rounds of 72, 76, and 73 to finish with a 221 total. While he was the only teammate to make the All-GSC team, John Canova (232), Kevin Kilstrom (234) and Mark-Aubrey Fletcher (234) also posted strong fin- ishes. At the South Regional in Greensboro, Georgia, which included many of the iiremier teams in Division 11, th( Lions used a solid 292 final round to jump to sixth place. Kilstrom led the team with a three-day 214 total to finish third and earn all-tournament honors. His performance was high- lighted by a final round 69. Canova narrowly missed an all-tournament spot with a 221 total. Lions compete in nationals The Lions ' sixth place regional finish then sent the team on to compete for the national championship. Although several individual players had participated in the NCAA Championships in past seasons, the Lions ' bid to the 1996 NCAA Championship in Edmond, Oklahoma, marked the first appearance by an entire UNA golf team in the NCAA event. With high winds prevailing throughout the tournament, the Lions struggled to a thir- teenth place finish in tiie eigh- teen-team field with a four- day total of 1236. Clark again led the team with a twenty-eighth place finish among the ninety-three individual participants. Clark had rounds of 82, 73, 75, and 74 for a total score of 304. AI Hay finished sixty-first (313), Fletcher sixty-fifth (314), Canova sixty-eighth (315) and Kilstrom seventy-seventh (320). Individual honors abound For the year. Hay led all Lions with three all-tourna- ment finishes making the all- tournament teams at the Belmont Invitational, the Pickwick Tri-State Classic and the UNA Spring Classic. Will Heitmueller was all-tourna- ment at Belmont and at the UNA Spring Classic and Mark Aubrey-Fletcher was all-tour- nament at the UNA Spring Classic. IN THE DISTANCE. Kevin Kilstrom watt-he.s aiid hope.s tliat (lie drive lands on the green. Plioto by Chri.stopher Rohling. ETTING UP THE SHOT. John Canova studies the best angle for the putt ott the eighteenth hole. Photo by Chris ohling. Sports 53 CONTROLLING THE COURT By Ashley Balch Coach Larry Thompson ' s 1995-1996 men ' s tennis team did not begin the season per- fectly due to losing four of their first seven matches before going on to a ten- match winning streak. Unfortunately, the Lions ' ten- match winning streak was snapped during the Gulf South Conference. The season started with three matches in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, on February 16-17. Their first match ended with a 0-4 loss to Ouachita Baptist. The Lions then rebounded with wins over Harding University 5-2 and the University of Texas-Tyler 4-2. After a 3-4 loss to Austin Peay State, the Lions went on to beat West Georgia 4-1 before losing to Valdosta State 1-4 and to West Florida 0-4. Shutout begins winning streak The Lions returned from the road to enjoy a 7-0 shutout of Delta State at home which began their ten- match winning streak. The Lions went on to defeat Union University 5-2, Lincoln Memorial 6-0, and West Alabama 5-2 all on the home courts. Next, the team traveled to Huntsville where they beat Alabama A M 7-0 and Alabama-Huntsville 5-0. After beating Western Kentucky 5-2 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the Lions returned to their home territory for wins over Birmingham Southern 4-3 and the University of South Alabama 6-1. The tenth vidn came in the Gulf South Conference Tournament against Mississippi College 4-0. After the 2-4 loss to Valdosta State, the third seeded Lions were upset by a 2-4 defeat by fourth seeded West Alabama. The Lions ended their season by finishing fourth in the Gulf South Conference. Can, Aydin named All-GSC The Lions were led by juniors Ihsan Can Uner and Kerim Aydin. Both players were selected All-Gulf South Conference. Uner finished with a 12-6 record, while Aydin finished with a 6-3 record. Among the Lion ' s top play- ers were seniors Stefan Ranier (12-3), Erik Anderson (7-6), Hans Jansson (8-7), and John Shelley (5-3). Juniors Rob Styles (13-3) and Jimmy Mendieta (0-1) played iir tant roles as well as so] more Joakim Hansson (l-( Shelley and Styles fini: with a 7-4 record. Ranier Jansson finished 6-2, v Shelley and Jansson weni as partners. Both Uner S and Anderson Mendieta i 1-2 as doubles teams. I and Jansson went 0-3 team while Ranier and S went 0-2. Uner and Ande were 0-1 as partners. It was obvious that Lions tennis team benefi from the presence of se leadership and Cc Thompson, but there v also many hours of prac and hard work which he complete the successful son. With four juniors ret ing to the courts for the 1 1997 season, the future Lion tennis looks strong. tvf FEELING THE TENSION. Ihsan Can Uner, a junior, gets wrapped up in the excitement of his match against Delta State. Uner was ranked number one player on the tennis team. Photo by Shannon Wells. NO ROOM FOR ERROR. Senior .John Shelley waits for the opportuni- ty to overpower his competitor with his strong forehand. Photo by Christopher Rohling. 54 Sports AN INTENSE MOMENT. Junior Kpriiii Aydin prepares lo win the match with his powerful backhand. Aydin was a key player in Lions tennis iuid was selected to be All-Ciilf South Conference. Photo by Christopher Rohling. MEN ' S TENNIS TEAM-Front Row: Jimniy Mendieta, Stefan Rainer, Hans Jansson, Kerim Aydin. Back Row: John Shelley, Erik Andersson, Can liner, Joakini Hansson, Robert Styles. PLAYING TO WIN. Sophomore Joakim Hansson stuns the competition with a strong backhand from the service line. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Sports 55 DETERMINED TO WIN. Allison Ford returns a lob shot to her oppc during a warniup session on the home courts. Photo by Shannon Wells. 56 Sports COMING INTO THEIR OWN )y Allison Stack and Lacey Howard It was a year of continued mprovement for the 1996 Lady Jons tennis team. The Lady jons ended last season with an )verall record of 10-13, and this ieason they strived to become a )etter squad. They finished the ;eason with an overall record of 11-10, and were ranked seventh n the Gulf South Conference. Their tough season opened vith a home match against .Vest Alabama on February 27 vhich brought the Lady Lions a )-l victory. The next day the vomen traveled to Sewanee, fennessee, and suffered an mfortunate 7-2 loss to Jniversity of the South. The Lady Lions faced off )nce again with West Alabama )n March 5 and defeated them 1-3. Then the women took to the road again with a trip to Pensacola, Florida, where they had four matches. Their first match was with Montevallo where the team score was 4-1. In the second match, the Lions went 5-1 to beat West Georgia; and in the third match, the team beat Valdosta State 4-1. inning streak snaps Unfortunately, their winning streak snapped in the last two matches where the Lions were shutout by West Florida (0-7), and Delta State University (0- 6). The ladies continued the season vdth a trip to Conway, Arkansas. This time, the Lions started off with a 2-4 loss to Henderson State, but continued with more confidence. In the second and third matches, the Lady Lions took down Central Arkansas(4-2), and Southern Arkansas in a 6-1 victory. For the next matches, the Lions traveled to Columbus, Mississippi, to take on Mississippi University for Women and a rematch with Delta State. The women had a devastating loss in 1-6, and 0-7 matches. On a road trip to Huntsville, the ladies regained their confidence as they beat University of Alabama at Huntsville in a 4-1 match, and Lincoln Memorial by 5-2. At home, the Lions played the University of the South and lost by 1-6. The next week, Birmingham Southern College traveled to Florence and took down the Lions in a tough 0-7 match. In a successful trip to Jackson, Tennessee, the Lady Lions pulled together for a win against Union University in a 7- 2 match. Finally, the ladies traveled to CarroUton, Georgia for the Gulf South Conference Champion- ship. The Lions started out strong with a 4-0 victory over Henderson State, but then started to lose their grip as the matches continued. In the final matches of the season, the Lions were overcome by Delta State in a 1-4 match, and Mississippi University for Women in a 0-4 match. Player win honors At the conference, Kim Peterson was named All-Gulf South Conference. Shannon Sledge received the Most Valuable Player Award, and Katie Cochran and Georgia Prescott shared the title of most-improved player. As usual, the Lady Lions spent most of the season on the road. This young group hopes to grow stronger as a team each season. WOMEN ' S TENNIS TEAM-Front Row: Katie Cochran, Shannon Sledge, Allison Ford. Back Row: Joy Eubanks, Georgia Prescott, Kelly Mason, Kim Petei-son. KEEPING HER COOL. Kim Peterson concentrates on her backhand shot during an afternoon of practice. Photo by Shannon Wells. Sports 57 MEETING THE CHALLENGE By Stuart Ausborn The Lions baseball team is not your average team in the NCAA Division 11. The out- standing team goes far and above the standard in hitting the ball, pitching, and quality play. With a year-record of thirty-seven wins and only eleven losses, the men of baseball had a season to be proud of. In a division that features nationally ranked teams, the " Lions of the Diamond " had a 1996 season that most squads only dream about. Lions get strong start The Lions started out very strong going 14-2 in the pre- conference schedule. Their only losses were to Quincy and Indianapolis, but when they won they won convinc- ingly with scores of 11-2, 11- 1, and 23-4. The Lions domi- nated the non-Gulf Stat e Conference foes. Mike Lane and the boys began their tough Gulf State Conference (GSC) schedule on a high note sweeping West Florida in three games on the road. A week later the Lions encountered their first GSC loss. After slaughtering rival Valdosta State 18-1 in game one of the double header, the UAB Blazers came back to upset the Lions 4-2 in extra innings. At mid-way through the season, the Lions worked hard to improve their record and came out on top. The team proved to be outstand- ing with an overall record of 24-4 and a Gulf South Conference record of 12-2. A warm-up game with Martin Methodist proved dreadful for the visitors from Tennessee. The team from PITCHING PERFECTION. Junior George Mianowski (13) posted a perfect 9-0 record in 1996 while earning All- South (Conference and All-South Central Region honors. Photo by Shannon Wells. 58 Sports the small school headed home after an unreal loss to the Lions of 25-0. The Lions were now set to face East Division contenders and nationally ranked Lincoln Memorial. Harrogate visit hurts The Lions played in Harrogate, Tennessee, and unfortunately came home empty-handed with three losses, two only by one run. This pushed the Lions ' title hopes into the shadows. The remainder of the sea- son consisted of the Lions try- ing to recover from the devas- tating visit to Harrogate. The team lost the remaining three of five (Julf South (Conference games, pushing the Lions out of tournament and title con- tention. (Continued on page 61) mu EXPECTING A FAST BALL. Lame Green (3. " ) hit .3:!8 for the LJons last season while splitting his time in the outfiekl and as a designated hitter. Photo by Shannon Wells. SLIDING INTO SAFETY. Third baseman Shaiie Odom dives back to first to beat the throw against Siena Heights. Photo by Shannon Wells. Sports 59 J ' ' ■ . t i J M . -,• i-- ' ' ' 1 ' t:-t -C ,jC£ ' £i ' lMili hk ■ ' ■ «•:» !S " ii ' 8W ii •fc ' 4 ' ?VvV BASEBALL TEAM. Front Row: Marvelle Moore, George Mianowski, Paul Rogers, Shane Odoni, Matt Henry, Denny Paganelli, Brian Naylor. Row 2: Patrick Carlton, Steven Quick, Scott Byrdak, Heath Reynolds, Paul Nicotra, Chad Hall, .Jason Foulks, Marcus Helstowski, Dion Newby. Back Row: .Justin Fenus, I ance Dobbins, Matt Harjjer, Neill Jobe, Bryan Waid, Ty Parten, Alan Pate, Marty Wheeler RUN FOR IT. Senior first baseman Alan Pate is caught in a run-down against Siena Heights. Pate closed his career with numerous school records and led I ' NA in virtually every category in 1996, hitting .412 with 10 home runs and :» nms bat- ted in. Photo by Shannon Wells. 60 Sports FLY BALL. Lion inficlder MaiTolh " Modic, a four-year letterman at UNA, stretches to make the defensive play. Photo by Shannon Wells. STRIKE THREE. Senior pitcher Heath Reynolds posted a ()-2 record in 1996 to finish second on the UNA team in victories. Photo by Chri.stopher Rohling. ff . mm- COACHING STAFF. The 1996 biisehall coaching st;iff included head coach Mike Lane (front), student assistant Dan Rodriguez (left), and assistant coach Mike Keehn. BASEBALL (C())itiiu(edJ)r)in xigc 59) Batters, pitcher are outstanding Altliough tlie season was not lengthened to tournament play, the Lions ' record remained outstanding. Twelve of the players batted .. ' SOO or better with cateher Chad Hall and first baseman .Alan Pate leading the team with .411 and .412 batting averages respectively, (ieorge Mianowski was a feared man on the mound as he pitched a perfect 9-0 season with a 2.70 ERA. Mianow.ski said, " 1 can throw it three different ways at three different angles, which has helped keep hitters off balance and made m(» more effective. " Three named to All-GSC All three of these outstand- ing i)layers were selected to the All-(iulf South Conference team. Pate was selected as the team ' s Most Valuable Player and was also a Second- Team All-American for the second straight year. He led the Lions with ten home-runs, -55 RBIs, and an incredible .779 slugging percentage. Overall, the 1996 season left Coach Lane ' s record with the Lions a stoiied 480-193-8. The team " Lions of the Diamond " once again came together in order to have an outstanding team, an incredi- ble record, and many proud fans. Sports 61 AM- EYKS ON TIIK KALI.. Sophdiiiorc Brandy MrMulloii doi ' sii ' t fall for ; had pii. h (i(li I ' lvil liy ilic loiiipi ' liliim Pliolo hy CliristDphcr Koliliiig. SOFTBALL TEAM-Front Row: Bridget Thrower, Christina French, M Cleat on, Rachel Bridges, Laura Moore, Shannon Sntith. Row 2: Jill St odd Elizabeth Sanio. Row 3; Lisa Bransconibe, Karen Vaughn, Jenny Rogan. I 4: Kellie Corbin, Courtney Jones, Shelley Garrison. Back Row: Tonya Hel Katie Stewart, Jodi Johnson. FULL COUNT. The Lady Lions Catcher waits for whether the i)layer will READY TO PLAY. Third Baseman Jodi Johnson keeps watch over the infii .strike out or walk. Photo by Shannon Wells. John.son was .selected to be All Gulf South Conference. Photo by Sham Wells. 62 Sports CLOSING THE GAPS . ' Lacey Howard The Lady IJons soil ball leaiii (1 a tough season. Dospito Iticir cord of 1:J-;52 tlu-sc girls have Ihiiig to bo ashanuHJ of. F lcvoii their 14 (iulf South ( jiiference sses wer( by only one point, le Lions played tough defense roughout the season and kept ery iPani Ihey were up against iliting for every run. Coach ronica Starr said, " We had a tier season than our win-loss cord sliows, if you take into nsideratioii that the majority of r losses were by one run. " West Alabama game opens season The Lady Lions opened the ason against the (iulf South )nference champions, West abania. hi the first game, the (ins lost by a mere two-run irgin and felt the heartbreak of ono-run loss in the second me with a score of 2-1. Then the leain traveled to Columbus, Mississippi, to play in the Mississippi University for Women Tournament. They opened the tournanuMit against Kenlucky- Wesleyan and lost 1-0. Next, they played Mississipjii University for Women and sufff-red one of the worst losses of the season with a 7-1 score. Keiitucky-Wesleyan defeated the Lions . ' !-l in the third game of the tournament. The last game of the tournament resulted in Mississippi University for Women holding the Lady Lions scoreless and winning by a score of 1-0. Union University then trav- el(Ml to Florence to battle the Lions. In the first game. Union scored only one run to beat the Lions in a close 0-1 game. In the second game with Union, the Lady Lions rebuilt their confi- dence with a solid 6-3 win. Soon, the women traveled to Huntsville to take on the University of Alabama at Huntsvill( The Lions suffered two iiiori " (iulf South (;onf( rence losses with scores of 2-5 and l-fi. Next, the Lady Lions traveled to (Jarrollton, (Jeorgia, to play in the West Georgia Tournament. The team started off oi the right foot with a 8-3 win in the first game against (ieorgia College. In the second game of the tourna- ment, Bellhaven College took the Lions down in a hard 5-11 game. In the final game of the tourna- ment, the Lions suffered another devastating 1-7 loss to the University of Mobile. Lions beat Tennessee team 15-0 Returning home, the Lady Lions played Tennessee State and came out on top with an incredible 15-0 win. Bellarmine College then traveled to F ' lorence only to win both games against the Lions with scores of 0-4 and 2-7. In a rematch with Union University, the Lions took a road trip to Jackson, Tennessee. Unfortunately, Union held the Lady Lions scoreless with wins of 0-7 and 0-8. That same day, the Lady Lions took to the road again and met Freed-Hardeman in Henderson, Tennessee. The Lions suffered two more losses in the PVeed-Hardeman games with scores of 5-13, and 2-10. On their return home, the Lady Lions had a rematch with the University of Alabama at Huntsville. In the first game, the Lions lost with a score of ()-14; but in the second game, the Lions came back to beat the ladies from Huntsville in a 7-4 game. Team travels to Florida The Lady Lions tlien traveled to Fensacola, Florida, to play sev- eral schools. In the first game, the Lions lost to Thomas College with a final score of 2-3. The Lions then played Mississippi University for Women and took a heartbreaking 2-14 loss. Pikeville was next for the Lions. They came back strong after a tough day to beat Pikeville in a 9-() game. The ladies renuiined in Fensacola for the West Florida Tournament. The Lions i)layed West (ieorgia in the first game and took a 5-4 win. In the sec:ond gam( against Cotuiecticut State, the Lions lost with a score of 2-3. Still in Fensacola, the Lions played four games against West (ieorgia and made their way back with three wins. The scores for the four games were 5-4, (5-1, 5-6, and 7-5. The Lions then returned home to play in a double header against West Alabama. In the first game, the team held West Alabama scoreless ami finished with a score of 1-0. In the second game, West Alabama turned it around and came back to win with a 1-5 score. The West Florida Lady Argonauts then came to Florence for two double headers against the Lions. The Lions lost two of the games with scores of 1-5 and 3-11, but came back and defeated the Lady Argonauts in two of the games with scores of 4-1 and 5-4. Then, the Lady Lions traveled to Keimesaw, (ieorgia. They played against Kennesaw State and lost both games with 1-4, and 0-8 scores. The UNA team then took a road trip to Harrogate, Tennessee in order to play Lincoln Memorial. In the first game, the Lions took their oppo- nents by storm and won with an outstanding score of 10-5. The last three games, though, were lost by one run each ending with scores of 3-4, 4-5, and 2-3. In the last double header of the season, the Lady Lions played Valdosta State at home. The Lions lost both games with scores of 2-3 and 3-5 to end their season. Jolinson, Hughes receive honors Two of the players on the Lions Softball team, .lodi Johnson and Christy Hughes, were All- Gulf South (Conference. The Lady Lions Softball team plans to have a more successful season next year, ( ' oach Starr said, " Our goal is to fill the shoes of Angle Bevis (outfield) and Angle Williams (pitcher), our only seniors. We also expect to win a higher percentage of those one-run games with a year ' s play- ing experience under our belts. " PITCHING POWER. Karen Vaughn throws to home base to get an out for the Lady Lions. Photo by Shannon Wells. Sports 63 CHEF " ! ' HERS % ■ ■■■» RRTNrrTNrT OUT THF RFST " " B B i By Allison Stack It is an understatcnient to say that a Lion football or basketball game just would not be the same without the eheeiieaders. Cheerleaders play an essential role in the game, keeping the spirit of the crowd alive even when the team is facing difficul- ties on the field or on the court. The cheerleaders kept the fans entertained this year with a vari- ety of routines which included exciting dances and difficul t stunts. IVo squads serve teams The cheerleaders consist of two teams which are the all-girl and co-ed squads. In the second year of this division, the two groups of cheerleaders found that they worked well either together or separately. The cheerleaders ' season begins early with tryouts which are held in March. Potential cheerleaders are subjected to a tryout, consisting of cheers and a dance, in front of a panel of judges. Then, the judges observed the men and women for several hours over a span of two days to see how they interact with one another and learn rou- tines. Once selected, the teams go through weeks of training and practice to become the perfected group which performs at all foot- ball and basketball games. Over the summer, the cheerleaders hosted a clinic for children of the community to come and learn cheers and dances. They also learned some of their routines for the upcoming season from a trainer choreographer. During football season, the co- ed cheerleaders attend all games while the all-girl squad only cheers at home games. The com- mittment to cheer continues when the team meets twice a week to practice for three hours. They also must keep their grades at a 2.25 GPA or above in order to stay eligible to cheer. From November through February, the all-girl squad cheers for the Lady Lions basket- ball team, and the co-ed squad cheers for the men ' s basketball team. The group continues their rigorous practice schedule throughout basketball season. Julie King, a member of the all-girl team, attributes much of the cheerleaders ' success to their adviser Larry Thompson. King said, " Coach Thompson is a great adviser. He always has time to sit down and talk to us about any problems or ideas that we have for the group. " Hostesses aid guests The NCAA hostesses also serve an important role in the football program. During the CO-ED CHEERLEADERS-Front Row: Tara Sheffield, Wendy Foster, cap- tain. Row 2: Joey Funderburk, Haley Bryant, Amanda Weeks, Kevin Majnbath. Back Row: Jason Hill, Leo, Ben Rotten. NICE CATCH. Leo befriends cheerleader Kelly Holland by letting her rest in his arms after a tiring afternoon of cheering. Photo by Christopher Rohling. NCAA Division 11 Championship game which is held at Braly Stadium, the women served as the official greeters for the uni- versity. Their job is to assist the teams which are playing in chaiti- pionship by meeting them at the airport and accompanying the teams to a banquet which i; in their honor. The university reaps the fits from these students ' im ment as cheerleaders and esses. Without their efl sports would not be as ex or fun for the crowd. 64 Sports TKRTAINING THE FANS. The cheerleadprs (■onibiiu-d llicii laU-iits for eral dance loiitiiios iuul cheers on the sideUiies at l ' ootl all games. I ' hoto by union Wells. t ' fKUST NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HOSTESSES-Front Row: Snzanne Veager, Jennifer Wright, Anna Wilson, Courtney Hoover, Beth Glass, Denise Murtha, Hollie Lanier, Marsha Hill. Row 2: Ashley Miles, Christy Simpson, Beth Helhims, Tiffany Harris, Allison Ayers, Mandy Burrows, Christy Corbie. Row 3: Cassidy Overby, Dana Congleton, Karla Felker, Atina Blakely, Kelly Terry, Atisha Bryner, Amy Owen. Row 4: Rachael Allbritten, Angela Kittrell, Misty Scott, Kellee Reed, Melinda Waldrop, Kat Davis. Row 5: Dii.stin Schachter, Paige Banks, Felicia Dixon, Krissie Singleton, .Jennifer Steffen. Back Row; Lindsay Smith, .lulie Fricke, Um Hood. Charlita Sims, Tobi Mayes. ALL-GIRL CHEERLEADERS-Front Row: Amanda Murray, .Julie King, Amy .James, Adiiana Tall( y, co-head. Row 2: Meagan Rogers, Shanti Bnice, C;u-ley Sizemore, head. Back Row: Kelley Holland, Couilney Dean, L.eo, .Julie Fricke. Sports 6.5 mm TAKING ADVANTAGE OF FREE TIME ALS By Leanne Grisham The air is breezy, and the sun is shining down on the backs of the handful of col- lege students perched upon the hill directly across Pine Street from Rice Hall. Although the students chatter among themselves, they con- tiiuie to peer down the hill onto the patch of grass where their fellow students compete intensely in a game of flag football. On the field, a pass is completed and one student runs into the endzone while members of the opposing team regroup to lead a counter-attack. The students on the field are not members of the foot- ball team playing around or practicing for the next game. Instead, they are just ordinary students taking advantage of intramural sports. Leisure, stress relief, fitness According to Kim Greenway, associate director of student life and intramural director, intramural sports allow students the opportuni- ty to participate in more than just academics while at this university. " We want to provide, cam- pus-wide, a diverse number of activities so that everybody has something they can par- ticipate in whether it be for leisure, stress relief, or fit- ness-oriented-just something to do outside the classroom, " Greenway said. Outside of the classroom, students participate heavily in Softball, flag football, indoor volleyball, basketball and soc- cer, but the diversity of this university ' s intramural pro- gram allows students the opportunity to participate in badminton, swimming, weightlifting, bowling, golf and many other sports as well. For the more intense ath- lete, a chance to go backpack- ing in the Smokey Mountains and a chance to go Whitewa- ter rafting are available. The intramural program also pro- vides students who may not be as athletic a chance to par- ticipate in games of Spades, Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, and checkers. " If we can provide things that are not just athletic, and if we can provide things that are leisure in nature like our Spades card tournaments and our Trivial Pursuit tourna- ments and those kind of things and fitness-oriented like our clubs and organiza- tions that have to do with that-Running Club, our Martial Arts Club and those kinds of things-we feel like we can give somebody some- thing to take away from this university too, " Greenway said. Diverse groups compete While the majority of intra- mural participants are mem- bers of fraternitites, sorori- ties, residence halls, and physical education majors, independently formed teams are also competing. Through intramurals, Greenway believes that these groups are getting the chance at social- ization, stress relief and the development of such skills as cooperation and discipline. " We provide sports like flag football, volleyball, basketball and those kind of things because when you leave the college atmosphere, you ' re not going to be able to have 11 or 12 friends to get togeth- er a couple of times ev( week to play flag footba Greenway said. It is obvious that intran rals are one of the best opp tunities to have fun on ca pus. SPORTS OFFICIAL ASSOCIATION-Front Row: Brad Slatton, Gei Williams, Twylla Beny, Luis Molina, Nicole Tucker, Erkan Gusar, Dan Holb Tony LaRussa. Back Row: Gerald Dillard, Ricardo Rivas, Jimmy Mendi Ilker Enis Akkaya, Tolga Sagiroglu, Keith Bontrager, Thomas Long, presidei 66 Sports BATTER UP. A member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Softball team takes time out warm up before the game begins. Photo by Lacey Howard. OUCHDOWN. Miranda Standridge tries to tackle Dustin Schachter by iilling one of tlie flags off Iter belt during the Zeta Tan Alpha vs. Phi Mii flag )otball game. Photo by Pamela Hicks. MARTIAL ARTS CLUB-Front Row: Adviser Mike Hall, Scotty Pruett, Matt Gilliard, Jason Burns, Jon Shiinian, Derek Dailey. Back Row: Phil Dean, Robert Bass, Mike Barkhiiff. Chief Instnictor Kevin Lindsey. SPECTATOR SPORT. Sigma Chi fans cheer on their favorite team in the Pi Kappa Alpha vs. Sigma Chi intramural softball game. Photo by Lacey Howard. Sports 67 SOFTBALL Overall Record 13-32 GSC 8-14 West Alabama 0-2 West Alabama 1-2 Kentucky Wesleyan 0-1 Mississippi-Women 1-7 Kentucky Wesleyan 1-3 Mississippi-Women 0-1 Union University 0-1 Union University 6-3 ♦Alabama-Huntsville 2-5 Alabama-Huntsville 1-6 Georgia College 8-3 Belhaven 5-11 University of Mobile 1-7 Tennessee State 15-0 Bellarmine 0-4 Bellarmine 2-7 Union University 0-7 Union University 0-8 Freed-Hardeman 5-13 Freed-Hardeman 2-10 Alabama-Huntsville 6-14 Alabama-Huntsville 7-4 Thomas College 2-3 Mississippi-Women 2-14 Pikeville 9-6 West Georgia 5-2 C. Connecticut State 2-3 West Georgia 5-4 West Georgia 6-1 West Georgia 5-6 West Georgia 7-5 West Alabama 1-0 West Alabama 1-5 West Florida 1-5 West Florida 1-5 West Florida 4-1 West Florida 3-11 West Florida 5-4 Kennesaw State 1-4 Kennesaw State 0-8 ♦Lincoln Memorial 10-5 ♦Lincoln Memorial 3-4 ♦Lincoln Memorial 4-5 ♦Lincoln Memorial 2-3 ♦Valdosta State 2-3 ♦Valdosta State 3-5 BASEBALL Overall Record 37-11 GSC 12-8 Huntingdon 15-4 Huntingdon 9-6 Siena Heights 15-3 Quincy 6-5 IliPU-lndianapolis 15-4 Faulkner IM Faulkner 10-2 Indianapolis 7-4 Alabama-Huntsville 9-1 lUPU-Fort Wayne 23-4 lUPU-Fort Wayne 8-7 Indianapolis 1-2 lUPU-Fort Wayne 12-2 ♦West Florida 9-2 ♦West Florida 3-1 ♦West Florida 7-1 Olivet Nazarene 5-1 Olivet Nazarene 7-0 ♦Valdosta State 18-1 ♦Valdosta State 2-4 ♦Valdosta State 4-3 ♦Montevallo 8-1 ♦Montevallo 7-5 ♦Montevallo 3-7 Martin Methodist 25-0 ♦West Alabama 2-0 ♦West Alabama 6-3 ♦West Alabama 4-2 ♦Lincoln Memorial 4-5 ♦Lincoln Memorial 1-6 ♦Lincoln Memorial 5-6 Huntingdon 7-0 Huntingdon 3-1 Union University 10-7 Union University 10-4 ♦West Georgia 4-5 ♦West Georgia 17-0 ♦West Georgia 7-12 Belmont 5-0 Belmont 13-5 Mississippi College 9-2 Mississippi College 5-9 ♦Alabama-Huntsville 5-2 ♦Alabama-Huntsville 3-5 Trevecca 5-4 G%lf South Games WOMEN ' S TENNIS Overall Record 11-10 West Alabama 5-1; 1-0 Univ. of the South 2-7; 1-1 West Alabama 4-3; 2-1 Montevallo 4-1; 3-1 West Georgia 5-1; 4-1 Valdosta State 4-1; 5-1 West Florida 0-7; 5-2 Delta State Univ 0-6; 5-3 Henderson State 2-4; 5-4 Central Arkansas 4-2; 6-4 Southern Arkansas 6-1; 7-4 Mississippi-Women 1-6; 7-5 Delta State 0-7; 7-6 Alabama-Huntsville 4-1; 8-6 Lincoln Memorial 5-2; 9-6 Univ. of the South 1-6; 9-7 Birmingham Southern . . .0-7; 9-8 Union University 7-2; 10-8 Gulf South Conference Henderson State 4-0; 11-8 Delta State 1-4; 11-9 Mississippi-Women ...0-4; 11-10 MEN ' S TENNIS Overall Record 13-6 Ouachita Baptist 0-4;0-l Harding University 5-2;l-l Univ of Texas-Tyler 4-2;2-l Austin Peay St. University 3-4;2-2 West Georgia College . . . .4-l;3-2 Valdosta State l-4;3-3 Unviersity of W.Florida . .0-4;3-4 Delta State University . . .7-0;4-4 Union University 5-2;5-4 Lincoln Memorial 6-0;6-4 West Alabama 5-2;7-4 Alabama A M 7-0;8-4 Alabama-Huntsville 5-0;9-4 Western Kentucky 5-2;10-4 Birmingham Southern . .4-3;ll-4 Univ of the South 6-l;12-4 GSC Tournament Mississippi-College 4-0; 13-4 Valdosta State 2-4;13-5 West Alabama 2-4;13-6 VOLLEYBALL | Overall Record 44-4 GSC 12-0 Austin Peay 3-2 Lambuth 3-0 Truman State 3-1 Henderson State 3-2 Drury 3-0 Missouri Southern State 3-2 Jacksonville State 1-3 Hillsdale 3-Q Montevallo 3-0 Wayne State 2-3 Christian Brothers 3-C Southern Arkansas 3-1 Harding University 3-1 Mississippi-Women 3-0 Northwest Missouri State 3-1 Missouri Western State 3-0 Drury 3-0 Emporia State 8-2 Christian Brothers 3-0 Abilene Christian 8-1 Angelo State 8-1 Texas A M 8-0 Missouri Southern 8-1 ♦Montevallo 8-2 ♦Valdosta State 8-0 ♦West Alabama 3-0 ♦Alabama-Huntsville 3-C ♦West Georgia 3-C ♦Lincoln Memorial 3-C Harding 3-C Missouri Western 3-C WestTexasA M -c Metro State 3-C Eastern New Mexico 3-1 ♦Alabama-Huntsville 3-t ♦West Georgia 3-C Central Missouri State 8-1 Edinboro 8-C Texas Woman ' s 3-( ♦Valdosta State 3-( ♦Montevallo 8-( ♦West Alabama 3-C ♦Lincoln Memorial3-0 I GSC Tournament 1 Arkansas Tech 3-( West Alabama 3-( Henderson State 3-1 NCAA Division II South Central Regional Texas Woman ' s 3-1 Central Missouri State 1-t 68 Sports GOLF Overall Record 47-34 2nd in GSC 6th in NCAA Division II Southeast Regional ielmont Fall 3ollegiate Tournament 1st Pri-State Golf Classic 6th loe Wheeler itate Park Purple-2nd Gold-3rd • " lorida Citrus Sports iollins Invitational 8th JNA Invitational 1st leorgia College Invitational 10th Southeastern Collegiate 7th jSC Championship 2nd CAA Division II Southeast Regional 6th CAA Division II lien ' s Golf Championship 13th WOMEN ' S SOCCER Overall Record 6-4-2 Birmingham-Southern 0-4 Samford 8-ii Martin Methodist 2-0 Bryan College 3-0 Southern Mississippi 1-1 Samford 3-0 Alabama-Huntsville 6-1 Montevallo 2-3 Martin Methodist 8-1 Southern Mississippi 1-2 Alabama-Huntsville 8-0 Christian Brothers 2-6 FOOTBALL Overall Record 6-5 GSC 4-4 Albany State College 10-17 Alabama A M University . . .47-0 Southern Arkansas University 27-9 Texas A M- Kingsville University 24-7 Arkansas Tech University .35-38 Valdosta State University .31-34 Delta State University . . . .27-17 Henderson State University 17-3 University of Central Arkansas 20-21 West Georgia College . . . .31-32 University of W.Alabama .38-24 MEN ' S BASKETBALL (as of February 3, 1997) Tuskeegee 86-64 Lake Superior State 74-58 Lane College 88-86 Athens State 99-65 Southern Arkansas 61-53 Mississippi College 50-67 Voorhees College 91-84 Athens State 66-94 American University 70-65 Henderson State 78-85 West Florida 63-65 Valdosta State 52-55 Montevallo 68-64 West Alabama 54-76 Gulf South Games WOMEN ' S BASKETBALL (as of February 3, 1997) Christian Brothers U 55-69 Talladega College 79-62 Christian Brothers U 71-51 Bethel College 90-64 Lambuth 59-73 Bethel College 84-52 Talladega College 76-82 Lambuth 74-99 West Florida 60-62 Valdosta State 62-67 Montevallo 69-67 West Alabama 47-72 Gulf South Games CROSS COUNTRY Men 5th in GSC Vomen 7th in GSC ft..cl Sport-s 69 70 Classes lASTlNG IMPRESSIONS Walking into your eight o ' clock on the first day of a new semester is always somewhat over- whelming. As the instructor walks in, you search for a seat and think, " This is going to be a long semester. " Then as you look around at your classmates, you realize that things are not as bad as they seem. At first their faces seem indistinguishable because you don ' t really know any of them. After you attend class for a week or so, you will rec- ognize your classmates in places on campus besides the classroom. Soon, you begin talking to them before class about the weather, their major, or the last test. As the semester progresses, you tell someone about the person who sits in front of you in your ten o ' clock. Throughout your college career, your classmates will make Lasting Impressions. THE FIRST IMPRESSION. Sludeiits acljust to their new sur- roundings on the first day of classes. Photo by Christopher Kohling. Classes 71 MKVCl N AI.ACAKIR Florence ( " iinipulor Infornialion Svslenis APRIL ANN AI,I,KN l-i ' xiiiRtcm Industrial llvKicm ' and (■h ' niislr .lENNlFKR ALl.KN Florence Mathematics BRAI) ALSUP Lynn Mananenienl and Marketing VINESSA ANDERSON Corinth, Miss. Computer Information Systems ECEGOARMSTflAl) ShefTieid Accounting S, BRINAEZELL ARNOLD Loretto, Tenn. Industrial Hvgiene Chemistrv CARLOS ARRIETA Lima, Peru Economics BENJAMIN CHAD AISTIN Savannah, Tenn. Finance LISHA C. AUSTIN Florence Human Environmental Sciences; Retailing and Clothing W. DAVID BAKER Ripley, Miss. Computer Information Sv.stems MARYANDRA KENDALL-BALL South Africa Secondary Education WILLIAM L. BALLEW Cullman Social Science HEATHER BARBER Rus.sellville Secondary Education: Biology History ALICE BARRETT Florence Social Work ■niASSA BARRETT Birmingham Physical Educatiim STEPHEN RHETT BARNETT Adamsville Political Science History GEORGE THOMAS BASSHAM Pula.ski, Tenn. History English (Secondary Education) VERONICA BAYLES Florence Elementary Education BRE.VT I). BEAVER Tliscumbia Marketing and Finance MARY BELCHER Florence Elementary Education HONEY BEDDI.NGFIELD Hunt.sville Commercial Music AMELIA BENEFIELD Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Nursing BARON 0. BERRY Chattanooga, Tenn. Public Kclations .lournalism ANNE BICKLEY Tu.scumbia Secondary Education: Social Science and Biology 72 Classes .1. NORMA BIGBIE Savannah, Tenn. Nursing ANGEU GAIL BISHOP Florence ASM CIS JILL BISHOP Cullman Biology Chemistry JULIE BITTENBENDER Stuart, Fla. Interior Design MARU BLACKBURN Anderson Early Childhood Education KEITH BLANKINSHIP Sheffield Social Work Criminal Justice BETHANY HARP BLANTON Cullman Nursing TRAVIS BLUNT Florence Computer Information Systems JENNIFER BOGLE Decatur Accounting TIFFANY BOGGS Russellville Social Worl( CHARLES BRADLEY Collinwood, Tenn. Administrative Systems Management SHEREE BRAMLETT Hartselle Marketing RANDY BRANSCOME Florence Professional Biology JO ANNE BREWER Cypress Inn, Tenn. Geography AMY S. BRIDGES Florence Accounting Finance JENNIFER BROWN Florence Accounting MATTHEW BUERHAUS Piedmont Marketing JERRY W.BUNDY Bay Minette Commercial Music TRACY BURCHAM Burnsville, Miss. Accounting Finance JAMIE BURKS Greenhill Elementary Education TONIA BUTLER Florence Nursing AMBER BUTTE Florence Music Education MICHELLE CADLE Cullman English and Professional Writing KACI CAGLE Lynn Elementary Education JAMIE KIRK CAIN Florence Pre-Med; Professional Biology Classes 73 HEATHER CAIN Jasper Early Childhood Education MIST! CAMPBELL Hazel Green Marlceting Economics JOHN CANOVA Rockford, 111. Business Management TONI CARTER Sheffield History Sociology CHRIS CHAMBERS Blountsville Special Education BENJAMIN K. CHANEY Hanceville Music Education TRACI SIMPSON CHEATHAM Russellville Secondary Education: Biology Earth and Space Science KRISTI CHEEK Muscle Shoals Marketing AMYCHILDERS Hamilton Social Work JAMES ANTHONY CHOATE Cherokee General Biology AUDREY BROOKE CUY Houston, Miss. Nursing PAMELA HOLT COLLIER Florence Nursing TANYA COLLUM Cherokee Management TRESACONDRA Corinth, Miss. Public Relations ALICE COOK Florence English, History TIMOTHY D.COUNCE Florence Marketing SCHUYLAR COX Los Angeles, Calif. Nursing MICHELLE CROUCH Meridianville General Biology BARRY CROWELL Muscle Shoals Marketing AMANDA CURTIS Athens Marketing DUSTIN CURTIS Moulton Industrial Hygiene Chemistry TARA DELINE Hackleburg Secondary Education: English and History FRANK DIAZ T mpa, Fla. Professional Chemistry MARK DOVER Russellville Professional Chemistry SHIEU ANNETTE DUNCAN Rienzi, Miss. English Spanish - Secondary Education 74 Classes - £ Rewarding hard work Honors Night Dr. Garry Warren, the dean of information echnologies, was surprised during the annual honors night on cannpus when he t as presented the outstanding service ward, which particularly recognized his ead in the computer automation of the nstitution over the past few years. Student Government Association president Michelle Rupe, of Florence, was named the universi- ty woman of the year, while SGA vice president Jeremy Scott Baham, of Hartselle, was named the man of the year. Warren, a native of Martin, Tenn., joined the UNA administration in 1987. In 1995, the SGA pre- sented him with its W. T. McElheny Award, which is named in honor of a retired dean of students. Warren has degrees from Murray State University and Florida State University. Dr. Thomas M. Lovett, the vice president of student affairs and university counsel, presented Hall of Fame inductees Michelle Rupe, of Florence; Tobi Mayes, Orange, Calif.; Laura Parker, Waterloo; and Wendy Walker, Danville. Dr. Lovett also presented undergraduate service awards to Karla Felker, Rogersville; Bridgett Murtha, Huntsville; Jaime Sisk, Madison and Hartselle; and Jennifer Lynn Wright, Florence. Dr. Joseph Thomas, vice president for academic affairs and provost, presented Phi Kappa Phi awards to Heather Richardson, Florence; Misty DeAnn White, Anderson; and Miranda Lynn Williams, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Dr. Fred Hattabaugh, dean of the nationally-accredited College of Education, presented the Willingham Award to Cody Gross, of Anderson. Director of admissions Kim Mauldin presented several awards to LaGrange Society members. Misty White, Anderson, received an award for the highe st grade point average, while Suzanne Yeager, Florence, was named hostess of the year, Joseph Brent Collins, Muscle Shoals, the host of the year, and Jaime Sisk, Madison and Hartselle, the rookie of the year. Jennifer Danylo, of Huntsville, was named the resident assistant of the year. Miss UNA Laura Leigh Parker, of Waterloo, was given the contribution to campus life award. Brandon Hugh Johnson, of Florence, and .Jennifer Beth Sleffen, Huntsville, were presented the John C. Martin and Pauline Gravlee leadership scholarships, respectively. Reserved Officer Training Corps cadet Greg Morris, Florence, was presented the Barber Trophy while ROTC cadet Wendy White, Florence, received the George C. Marshall Award. Athletic director Dan Summy presented female and co-male athlete of the year awards to Leslie Simpson (cross country), of Florence; Ronald McKinnon (football), Elba; and Cody Gross (football), Anderson, respectively. Dr. Thomas presented the senior academic awards to the graduating senior in each major field with the highest grade point average (minimum 3.0 4.0) in the College of Arts and Sciences. They were: Art: art. Ginger Layman, Moulton; art N-12, Kimberly Adams, Leoma, Tenn., and Vicki Gray, Marietta, Miss.; fine arts, Nicole Fargo, Moulton; Biology: professional biology, Reeda Lynn Newton, Florence; general biology, Rosilin D. Knight, Corinth, Miss.; environmental biology, Richard G. Wilburn, Florence; and biology 7-12, Lisa Biley Berry, Pinckneyville, 111.; Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene: general chemistry industrial hygiene, Kristy Wilkey Olive, Bridgeport; professional chemistry, Allison G. Dollar, Loretto, Tenn.; Communications and Theatre: journalism, Derek Brown, Florence; radio-television-film, Mark F Jonsson, Assam, Sweden; theatre, Jason Mackey, Muscle Shoals; communication arts-options, public commimication, April Wallace, Florence; journalism, William Sites, Florence; English: English professional writing, Michelle Rupe, Florence, and Diane Stonecipher. Russellville; English 7-12, Allison Sneed, Florence; language arts 7-12, Norman Holder, Savannah, Tenn.; Foreign Languages: French, Jennifer Zimmerie, Florence; French 7-12, Allison Sneed, Florence; German, Natalie Taylor, Huntsville; Spanish, Susan Nava, Town Creek; Spanish 7-12, Margarita Lazodelavega, Sheffield; Spanish French, Monica G. Farris, Florence; Geography: professional geography, Erik Steven Waddell, Tuscumbia; general geography, Timothy A. Rowell, Florence; History: history, Dewayne Reynolds, Athens; history 7-12, David Brian Bailey, Albertville; political science, Dewayne Reynolds, Athens; social science 7-12, Travis Sntith, Corinth, Miss.; Mathematics and Computer Science: mathematics, Miranda Lynn Williams, LawTcnceburg, Tenn.; computer science, Brett Hodges, Sheffield; math 7-12, Sherry Tippett, Killon, and David Brian Bailey, Albertville; math computer science 7-12, Lori J. Hardin, Vina; (Continued on pacje 76) TOP HONORS were given to Michelle Rupe, who was named University Woman of the Year, and Jeremy Baham who was named University Man of the Year. Photo by Christopher Rohling. UNDERGRADUATE SERVICE AWARDS were given to Denise Murtha, Jennifer Wright, Karla Felker, and Jaime Sisk. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Classes 75 Honors Night Rewarding iiard worl . . . IT ' S AN HONOR. Tobi Mayes presents Dr. Garry Warren, the dealt of infomtation technologies, with the outstanding service award. Photo by Christopher Rohling. HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES were Michelle Rupe, Laura Parker, Wendy Walker, and Tobi Mayes. Photo by Christopher Rohling. EXCITED WINNERS. Laura Parker received the Contribution to Campus Life Award while Cody Gross was named co-male athlete of the year for his outstand- ing achievements in football. Photo by Christopher Rohling. 76 Classes (Continued from page 75) Music: piano. Tammy Hubbard, Killen; commercial music, Jeffrey Cotney, Alexander City; instru- mental music N-12, William M. Price, Jamison; vocal choral music N-12, Mary Ann Nolte, Florence; and Angela Tate, Decatur; Physics: general physics, Trevor Lambright, Florence; physics 7-12, Trina Franklin, Spruce Pine; earth and space science, Laura Lindley, Florence; general science 7-12, Robin Thompson, Florence; Psychology: psychology, Peggy Hart, Hackleburg; Social Work: Linda Gail Rubley, Tuscumbia, and Debra Jones Gann, Booneville, Miss.; Sociology: criminal justice sociology 7-12, Monika O ' Kelley, Russellville; Awards from the nationally-accredited College of Business were presented by the dean, Dr. William Stewart. They were: Accounting: Melissa Rau, Russellville, and Donna Hester, Tuscumbia; Administrative Office Services: administrative office service, Gayle Franklin, Muscle Shoals; busi- ness and office education 7-12, Kimela Adkins, Guin; Computer Information Systems: Shannon McCormack, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; Economics: economics, Jamie Starkey, Huntsville; fmance, Emily Suzanne Smith, Mt. Hope; Management: Melissa Kaye Darby, Florence; , Marketing: Jamie Lee Starkey, Huntsville; Dr. Hattabaugh, dean of the College of Education, presented the following awards: Elementary Education: early childhood education, Kimberly Chandler, Killen; elementary educa- tion. Ginger Jones, Danville; Tammy Henry, Belmont, Miss., and Amanda Hughes Smith, Courtland; special education MR N-12, Kirsten Barnes, Cherokee; Health, Physical Education and Recreation: health, physical education and recreation, Michael Allen Clark, Florence; physical education N-12, David Michael Williams, Rogersville; Human Environmental Sciences: fashion merchandising, Tricia Griffus, Decatur; human environ- mental sciences (food and nutrition), Vikki Long, Florence; human environmental sciences 7-12, Lisa M. Davis, Florence; Dr. Frenesi P. Wilson, dean of the nationally-accredited College of Nursing, presented nursing awards to: Cathy Taylor, Counce, Tenn., Robert B. Leo, Florence; and Retha Thomas, Antioch, Tenn. Organization outstanding members awards presented by Beth Glass, Topeka, Kein., were: Alpha Chi, Joanna Hodum, Collinwood, Tenn.; Alpha Delta Pi, Gretchen Kay Leavelle, Decatur; Alpha Gamma Delta, Kirsti Nicole Steele, Hartselle; Alpha Kappa Delta, Rebecca Roberts Warren, Lawrenceburg, Term.; Alpha Lambda Delta, Karla Felker, RogersviUe; Ascending Voices, Rosalynde Dionne Cochran, Athens; Baptist Campus Ministries, Danita Trentelman, Sulligent, and Dusty Medlock, Meridianville; and Beta Beta Beta, Jason Roger Houston, T own Creek. Tobi Mayes, of Orange, Calif, presented the following awards: Black Student Alliance, Betty Deloris Heaven, Tuscumbia; Canterbury Club, Steve McVay, Florence; Catholic Campus Ministry, Micheria Allen, Florence; Cheerleaders, David Floyd Phillips, Florence; Christian Student Center, Wendi Jo Layman, Moulton; Collegiate Singers, Christopher M. Erickson, Huntsville; Diorama, Allison Laura Stack, Florence; and Entertainment Industry Association, Kathryn Seneca Davis, Florence. Razza Mitchell, of Muscle Shoals, presented the following awards: Fashion Forum, Michelle Calloway, Florence; Financial Management Association Economics Club, Emily Suzanne Smith, Mt. Hope; Flor-Ala, Baron O. Berry, Cypress Inn, Tenn.; Freshman Orientation Resource Education (FORE), Heather Ratliff, Huntsville; Gamma Beta Phi, Ginger Renee Layman, Moulton; Human Environmental Sciences, Hollie Lanier, Moulton; Interfraternity Council (IFC), Todd Edward Foust, Florence; and International Club of UNA (ICUNA) Dine Gungor, Turkey. Amelia Owen, of Huntsville, presented the following awards: Kappa Delta Pi, Richard Hardison, Florence; Ka ppa Omicron Nu, Patsy Rogers, Florence; Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Jay Giannatos, Florence; LaGrange Hall Council, Jessica Hughes, Hartselle; Leadership Education Development (LEAD) Team, Denise Murtha, Huntsville; Panhellenic Council, Michelle Rupe, Florence; Phi Alpha Social Work honor society, Cardeha Smith, Florence; Phi Gamma Delta, Jeremy Scott Baham, Hartselle. Tera Richardson, of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., presented the following awards: Phi Mu sorority. Amy Elizabeth Williams, Athens; Physical Education Majors ' Club, Gavin Franklin, West Point, Tenn.; Public Relations Council of Alabama, April Wallace, Florence; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Donald Lee Darby, Florence; Sigma Chi, Todd Edward Foust, Florence; Social Work Organization, Teresa K. Pace, Ethridge, Tenn.; Society of Collegiate Journalists, Julie Denise Payne, Hartselle; Sociology Criminal Justice Club, Monika O ' Kelley, Russellville. Emral Serai, of Muala, Turkey, presented the follovmg awards: Student Government Association, Michelle Rupe, Florence; Student Nurses ' Association, Shannon Bailey, Florence; University Program Council, Kellee Reed, Florence; Wesley Foundation, Alison Michelle Bocking, Huntsville; Young Adult Ministries, Tera Richardson, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.; Young Democrats, Caria Berniece Daniel, Red Bay; Zeta Tau Alpha, Jennifer Lynn Wright, Florence. Glass, Mayes, Mitchell, Owen, Richardson, and Serai were members of the Honors Night ( " ommittee. Du-Go Seniors JKNNY DUNEHEW Tupelo, Miss. Nursing .lOHN EASLEY Boyle, Miss. Management MICHAEL A. EDWARDS West Point, Mi.ss. Criminal .Ju.stice DIJANE ELIFF Savannah, Tenn. Secondary Education (History English) SHERRY CARR EMMONS Florence Accounting CHRIS M. ERICKSON Huntsville Criminal Justice Sociology DEDRA EZELL Loretto, Tenn. Industrial Hygiene Chemistry CHASON L. FARRIS Russellville Piano Performance MONICA FARRIS Guatemala Graduate Student (Foreign Languages, Education) KARLAJEANFELKER Rogersville Secondary Education: Math and Geography CHRISTY FISCUS Muscle Shoals Professional Geography SANDRA DEAN ASHBY FLIPPO Killen Political Science ANTHONY M. FOWLER Corinth, Miss. Sociology Criminal Justice CHRISn FRANKS Lutts, Tenn. Elementary Education LARESSA FRANKS Savannah, Tenn. Nursing WENDIE FRANKS Savannah, Tenn. Professional Chemistrv WENDY LEIGH FRANKS Lutts, Tenn. Graphic Design JENNIFER FRAZIER Arab Early Childhood Elementary Education JANNA FREEMAN Bremen Nursing CORI FULLER Reform Marketing KIMBERLY A. FULLER Russellville Communication STACIE GADDY Moulton Elementarv Education LEE GATLIN Bluewater Creek History TASHA GEORGE Scottsboro Marketing NANCY Y GOFORTH Salinas, Calif. Sociology Classes 77 K. VOLKAN GONENC " Hirkey Graduate Student (MBA) KRISTI GOOCH Athens Elementary Education AMY GORDON Lexington Economies FAITH DONNA GORDON Philadelphia, Pa. Graduate Student (Community Counseling) KIMBERLY L. GRIMES Florence Administrative Systems Management LORI GRISSOM Leighton Marketing JASON YOUNG GUY Jackson Commercial Music CHRISTY HACKER Red Bay Accounting GLORIA HALL Corinth, Miss. Accounting KIMBERLY HALL Florence Music Education AMY HARBIN Russellville Physical Education (N-12) EMILY CRA.NE HARDIN Morris Elementary Education JEREMY HARDIN Warrior Environmental Biology EMILY HARLAiND Troy, Mich. Nursing ANNETTE HARPER Athens Marketing LORI HARRELSON Pontotoc, Miss. Social Work and Psychology JEANA HARRIS Shannon, Miss. Public Communication TERESA L. HARRIS Jasper Nursing TANISHA HARVEY Birmingham Nursing AMYS.HATTON Muscle Shoals Secondary Education: English and History STEPHANIE L. HAYNES Huntsville Criminal Justice Sociology BETTY T HEAVEN Tuscumbia Nursing HEATHER HIGDON Killen Professional Chemistry JOEL HIGGINBOTHAM Falkville Social Work MARSHA HILL Hillsboro HES Retail and Clothing 78 Classes Hi-Da Seniors CATHERINE MELISSA HODGE Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Journalism JOANNA HODUM CoUinwood, Tenn. Accounting Computer Information Systems ANITA GAY HOLCOMBE Waterloo Accounting and Management SHANA L. HOLLAND Russeilville Industrial Hygiene General Chemistry HOLLY HOLLMAN St. Joseph, Tenn. Journalism CHRISTY LYNN HOLLOWAY Keego Harbor, Mich. Nursing MATT HOLMES Falkville Marketing CHARLES HOLT Birmingham Secondary Education: Science Geography - ROTC MARILYN HOLT CoUinwood, Tenn. Political Science AMY D.HOOD Mooreville, Miss. Criminal Justice Sociology MELINDAHOOD Pulaski, Tenn. Commercial Music STEPHEN HOOD Fulton, Miss. Management KATHY HALL HOWARD Cullman Sociology History MELVIN HOWARD Sheffield Environmental Biology RICHARD C. HOWARD Cullman Management CHANDRA D. HUDSON Florence Accounting TRISHA L. HUDSON Decatur Business Management ANGEU ROBIN HUGHES Winfield Elementary Education CHRISTY L. HULSEY New Albany, Miss. Art BRENDA HUNTER Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Nursing, Man ement JED HYCHE Addison Physical Education JENNIFER STEEN INGLERIGHT Russeilville Theatre and Radio Television Film BART ISBELL Killen Management AL JACKSON Prattville Graduate Student (Physical Education) LAURA JANE JENKINS Pulaski, Tenn. Graduate Student (Elementary Education) Classes 79 Seniors De-Li TONYA ANN JENKINS MouUon Computer Information Systems and Kconomics LINDA JOHNSON Florence Computer Information Systems LONA LANELI, GIBBS JOHNSON Cherokee Special Education TAMMY JOHNSON Leighton Elementarv ' Education APRIL L. JOINER Leighton Accounting LLOYD E. JONES, III Florence Graduate Student (Music Education) LESLIE JUSTICE Muscle Shoals Elementarv Education SELENA KEENUM Athens Nursing STACY KEETON Florence Professional Biology JOHN C. KIMBROUGH Florence Elementary Education UURIE ELIZABETH KIMBROUGH Muscle Shoals Social Work BRAD KING Sheffield Elementarv Education HEATHER LEE KING Russellville Marketing JEREMIE LEE KINNEY Douglas Music Education JENNIFER L. KLINGHARD Florence Elementary Education FERHAT KUTLUCAN ■Hirkey Graduate Student (MBA) CARRIE RAINES LAMBERT luka, Miss. Elementarv Education HOLLIEWYNN LANIER Moulton Fashion Merchandising DEANNE LANSDELL Hunlsville Biology ANGIE LAWRENCE Arab Music Performance Voice JAMES LAWRENCE, III Florence History WENDI UYMAN Moulton Public Communications GRETCHEN LEAVELLE Decatur Nursing KENNETH LOFTIN Montgomery Computer Science MELANIE LOGAN ' Riscumbia Nursing 80 Classes Lo-Mc Seniors CARLENA LONDON Fayette Nursing THOMAS C. LONG Killen Biology BOBBY LUFFMAN Lexington Psychology EVAN MICHAEL LULL Huntsville HPER TARINA L. MABRY Birmingham Nursing MITCH MADDOX Williamson, Ga. Professional Geography PAUL D. MADDOX Pleasant Grove Marketing Management JASON MANLEY Town Creek Business Management TONIA N, MASDON Muscle Shoals English LOREN PETERS MASON Russellville History MASON MATTHEWS Huntsville Geography TOBI MAYES Orange, Calif. Social Work JULIE McAFEE Decatur Computer Information Systems JAMEYMeCAY Speake Biology and Geography GREG McCOLLUM Pleasant Site English History HEATHER McCOMB TXiscaloosa Political Science and Psychology SUSAN Mc CRELESS Haleyville Accounting Finance BARBARA McDANIEL Florence Art AMY McDOUGLE Muscle Shoals Accounting LORILEE McFADDEN Huntsville Physical Education DEBBIE McFALLS Corinth, Miss. Nursing AMY McKAY Moulton Nursing VICTORIA HUNTER McKEE ■Hi.scumbia Elementary Education KEVIN McMICKEN Ru.ssellville Secondary Education Social Science MONICA McMICKEN Russellville Elementary Education Classes 81 LAURA MiRIGHT Florence Management BRIAN MERCKR Kossuth, Miss. Radio Television Film CHRISTOPHER MILLER Counce, Tenn. Computer Information Svstems LINDA MISKIE Miami, Fla. Business Management RAZZA MITCHELL Muscle Shoals Public Communications CYNDI MONTGOMERY CoIIinwood, Tenn. Chemistry JENNY MOORE Michie, Tenn. Accounting BRIDGETT MURR. Y Phil Campbell Finance BRIGITTE DENISE MIRTHA Huntsville Fashion Merchandising Music and Marketing PETE NELSON Florence Communications RHONDA NELSON Cherokee Nursing DAWN NIELSEN Florence Public Relations MICHELLE C. O ' CONNOR Huntsville Ceramics MISTY OLIVER Moulton Nursing CASSIDYOVERBY Pontotoc, Miss. Social Work BRAD OWT-NS 1 iscumbia Criminal .Justice ALI EUREN OZSOY Ankara, Turke.v Business Management .JANICE PACE Tuscumbia Social Work BRIAN PANNELL New Albany, Miss. History, English GORDON PARKS Florence Marketing JACQUELINE PARSONS Red Bay Special Education STEIFON J. PASSMORE Madison Theatre RadioTelevision-Film SHELLEY LEE PATTERSON Five Points, Tenn. Geography and Math (Secondary Education) THOMAS PEARCE Hamilton HPERandHLstorv DANA K. PENDLEY Lynn Elementary Education 82 Classes A balancing act Single moms Being a college student is a huge stress- ful, time-consuming responsibilit . Many young adults go to school as a career and the job of being a student is a full-time one. Others, though, juggle many roles while attending a university and working towards a degree. Several women on campus are not only full-time students, but also have the full-time jobs of being a single parent and supporting their family. These women take on this task whole-heartedly. They see attending school as not only a way of bettering themselves, but also as a means of supporting their children. By earning a degree, they are looking toward the future and are keeping the well- being of their entire family in mind. Renee Robertson, freshman, said, " I decided that the most beneficial way to support my family was to educate myself so that in ten years, I can afford to send my children to college. " Making the decision to go back to school is not an easy one. These single moms have to weigh all of the options. Many questions include how will the children be cared for during the day while mom is at school. This is why many women are enrolled in the university after their children are old enough to attend elementary school. This way, these women are able to attend classes during their child ' s school hours, and they can be at home with the children in the evening. Others, unfortu- nately, have to bear the burden of not only raising a child and being a full-time stu- dent, but they also have to work in addition to their other responsibilities. These women are pushed to the limit and struggle to keep their family a first priority in the shuffle of work and school. With the support of their family and friends, they are able to balance their time and energy in order to make a schedule that includes all of these things. " Many women who go to school get the support they need to keep going not only from their friends and professors, " said Lisa Rueschhoff. " It is from their kids saying ' good job ' and ' way to go. Mom. ' " Being a single mom is not an easy job. Also, being a college student is a full-time responsibility. Balancing the two takes a special person who is willing to sacrifice time and energj ' not only in order to earn a degree, but also to raise a family. By Lacey Howard LEARNING TOGETHER. Julie Kennedy and her son Jessie play on a conipviter in the library. Jessie likes to help liis mom with her computer assignments because he is learning to use the computer at his school. Photo by Pamela L. Hicks. READ TO ME. Jessie likes to look at magazines while his mom, Julie, studies in the library. Photo by Pamela L. Hicks. Classes 83 COURTNEY HARLAN PETERS ' Hiscumbia P.E. (N-12) ROMIE PHILLIPS Florence Early Childhood Education JONATHAN PITNER Corinth, Miss. Nursing JENNIFER POPE Cherol(ee Accounting ANDREA PORTER Florence English and Psychology WANDA PORTER Florence Graduate Student Secondary Education (Chemistry and Math) BRAD POUNDERS Russellville Marl(eting DARREN JAMES POUNDERS Russellville Environmental Biology SUSAN POUNDERS Russellville Nursing SHERRY PRESTON Cherokee Elementary Education LAURIE LEDBETTER PRITCHETT Corinth, Miss. Nursing MYRA PRUET Collinwood, Tenn. Elementary Education SUSAN RAGLAND Saltillo, Miss. Nursing CLANCY RATLIFF Florence English KRISTIN RAWLINSON Madison Social Work LISA RAYMOND Killen Nursing APRIL REED Savannah, Tenn. Psychology KELLEE REED Lexington Pre-Professional Medicine MARY REED Hillsboro Administrative Systems Management EMILY RICE Phil Campbell Marketing SHELLY RICE Powder Springs, Ga. Elementary Education ETHAN RICHARDSON Lexington Math JENNIFER RICKARD ■Ri-scumbia Nursing WILLIAM RICKARD Phil Campbell Computer Information Systems BRANDY LEIGH RIGGS Hamilton Criminal Justice and Sociology 84 Classes WANDA D. RINER Killen Graduate Student (Special Kducation) MANDY KOBKRSON Rogersville Nursing AMANDA ROBERTS luka, Miss. Geology BEVERLY ROBERTS Fayette Elementary Education VAN DOUGIAS ROBERTS, III Brilliant Physical Education HFL THER ROEMER Florence Art Education A1.IS0N ROGERS Counce, Tenn. Social Sciences Secondary Education SALLYE ROWE Falkville Elementary Education JENNIFER ROWLAND Booneville, Miss. Music Education TAMMY RUSSELL Rogersville Accounting ALLAN DOUGLAS SAMP Vinemont Commercial Spanish TIMOTHY H. SANDERS Ardmore, Tenn. Biology DAWN SCHLAGHECK Huntsville Elementary Education SUSAN SEELEY Russellville HPER MARKJ.SENF Wildwood, 111. Professional Biology MEHMET EMRAH SERAL Marmaris, Mugla Finance and Economics RUSSELL SHAW Greenhill Elementary Education HEATHER L. SHEPARD Florence Commercial French RODERICK SHEPPARD Florence Social Science KRISTI LEE SHIELDS Moulton Criminal Justice Sociology STEPHEN F. SIEGEL Florence General Biology CHRISTl SIMPSON Rus.sellville Nursing TONYA SIMPSON Florence Administrative Systems Management STEPHANIE SIVLEY Decatur Computer Information Systems BEVERLY MARIE SMITH Russellville Music Education Classes 86 Who ' s Who Cream of the Crop A WARM RECEPTION. Jaime Sisk is greeted by Jacque Shelton during a reception for Who ' s Who nominees in December. Photo by Shannon Wells. Thirty-five students from the university have been nominated to Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Nominating comn ittees from UNA chose these students based on academic- achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. The students named this year are Chris J. Anderson, Atina L. Blakely, Kristi A. Gooch and Amy Elizabeth Williams, all of Athens; Baron 0. Berry and Marilyn J. Holt, both of Cypress Inn, Tenn.; Jillion A. Bishop and Bethany H. Blanton, Cullman; DeAnna Simms, Decatur; Lori A. Cason, Holly Pond; and Nona Melinda Waldrop, Albertville; Rachel L. Bobo, Scotty L. Cargile, Casey J. Eggleston, Andrew M. Jamieson, Suzanne Yeager, Todd E. Foust and Victoria Wade, all of Florence; Jennifer Danylo, Heather Ratliff and Jennifer B. Steffen, of Huntsville; Karla J. Felker, Rogersville; Jennifer S. Ingleright, Sheffield; Jaime E. Sisk, Madison; Alanna S. Thompson and Misty DeAnn White, both of Anderson; Tina L. Smith, SuUigent; Kristi Steele Niedergeses, Hartselle; Jennifer C. Zimlich, Mobile; Laura L. Parker, Waterloo; Jennifer Johnson, Booneville, Miss.; Kenneth B. Mercer, Walnut, Miss.; Tera M. Richardson, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.; Amanda L. Roberts, luka. Miss.; and Mark J. Senf, Wildwood, 111. By Amanda Orzechowski WHO ' S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES-Jaime Sisk, DeAnna Simms, Bethany Blanton, Karla Felker, Amanda Roberts, Jennifer Steen Ingleright, Andrew Jamieson, and Baron Berry. WHO ' S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES ANI COLLEGES-Lori Cason, Heather Ratliff, Jennifer Danylo, Tina Smith, Jennife: Zimlich, Casey Eggleston, Mark Senf, Melinda Waldrop, and Scotty Csirgile. WHO ' S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES-Amy Williams, Kristi Gooch, Atina Blakely, Jennifer Steffen, Tera Richardson, Suzanne Yeager, and Jennifer Johnson. 86 Classes DKNESE SMITH Russellville Nursing RANDY SMITH Ripley, Miss. Marketing Management SHANNON SMITH Tupeld, Miss. Marl« ' ting SHKNKTA SMITH Florence Physical Education (N-12) W. SEAN SOUTHERN Sylacauga Professional Geography OWEN SPICKARI) Killen Environmental Biology TRAVIS STAGGS Waynesboro, Tenn. Finance and Management RETTIA STAN ' FIELD Florence Computer Information Systems and Accounting .lAY STANLEY Russellville Finance .lENNIFER B. STEFFEN Huntsville Secondary Education Social Science ALEX STEPHENSON Addison Social Science Education NATASHA STOCKTON Sheffield Marketing JENNY STOLSWORTH luka. Miss. Nursing KIMBERLY.I. STORY LawTenceburg, Tenn. Physical Education LAURA STOUT Florence Social Work MARCUS STOVALL Decatur Social Work SHELLIE BLANTON STRAIT Collinwood, Tenn. Nursing ROBERT STRICKLAND Florence Management TK.XCEYMAEOBERHAUSEN STRICKLIN Savannah, Tenn. HPER ELIZABETH H. STUMPE Florence ASM RICK R. SUAREZ Tampa, Fla. Medical Sociology Chemistry CHRISTASUPPAN Springfield, III. Criminal .lustice Sociology PHILIP SZ. T.ALOWICZ (ilendale, Wise. Chemi.stn Industrlal Hvgiene KRISTI TAPP ,Amor ' . Miss. Fashion Merchandising EMILY I). TA IOR Rus.sellville Athletic Training Classes 87 KRISTI TKRRY IH ' Ciilur Computer Information Svslems CHRIS-nTHOMI ' SON Collinwood, Tenn. Elemenlar Kdiicalion DAVID THOMPSON Hunlsvillf Nursing T. .MMY D. THOMPSON Lexington Secondary Education - Social Sciences VANEESA THOMPSON Moulton Elementary Education .ULIETHORNE Florence Sociologj ' and Criminal Justice TIFFANY M. THCRMAN Savannah, Tenn. Finance DANITATRENTELMAN Sulligent Business Management JANET L. TRl ' in Lexington Math CS Education CHRISTIE TICKER Corinth, Miss. Elementary Education JANA SL ' ZETTE TUCKER Cullman Special Education MELISSA TIRNER Loretto, Tenn. Elementary Education Mi:ZAFFER EREN UGUR Istanbul, Turkey Management SHANNON J. UPTAIN Barton Biology ISMAIL IIZDIL Ankara, Turkey Graduate Student (MBA) MICHELLE VALENTINE Florence, S.C. Environmental Biology R. NATHAN VENEGAS Haleyville Commercial Music MAGEN VICKERY Hackleburg Secondary Education -Math VICKI WADE Florence Spanish and Social Work MELINDA WALDROP Albertville Management CRYSTAL SHEA WALKER Hamilton Secondary Education (Social Science) SHANTINA WALTER Harvest Physical Education and Biology NANI WARRINGTON Fort Worth, Texa.s Professional Biology DAVID WATERS Panama City, Fla. Music Education WADE WATKINS Florence Accounting 88 Classes Wa-Wo Seniors JEANETTE L. WATSON Hazel Green Music Education CANDICE WAITERS Muscle Shoals Nursing I ' re-Med MAITHEW WEAVER Florence Graduate Student (Secondary Education) MONICA WT ' :BB Muscle Shoals Physical Education MYRA LYNN WEBB Brilliant Music Education ASHLEY WELCH Tupelo, Miss. Marketing STEPHANIE WHATLEY Houston, Texas Music Education JASON KYLE WHEALTON Lakeland, Fla. Public Communications AUDREY MICHELLE WHITE Decatur Marketing CHRISTI WHITE Loretto, Tenn. Finance JOHN WILLIAM WHITE Tuscumbia Computer Science MISTY DeANN WHITE Anderson Nursing KENNETH E. WHITTEN Sheffield Environmental Biology Geography MATTHEW WIGINTON Glen, Miss. Criminal Justice DEREK WILKINS Denver, Colo. Sociology Criminal Justice BETTY COLE WILLERTON Anderson Photography BRYAN WILLIAMS Hamilton Commercial Music ANNA WILSON Florence Early Childhood Education MELONIE A. WILSON Huntsville Criminal Justice Sociology MANYA L. WOOD Red Bay Elementary Education TIMOTHY WOOD Red Bay Secondary Education Social STEPHEN BERNARD WOODSON Richland, Ga. Social Work KAREN ANN WOODSTOCK Huntsville Computer Information Systems APRIL D. WRIGHT Russellville Engl ish H istory Professional Writing JEFF WRIGHT Green Hill Elementary Education Classes 89 Graduation JULIA SUZANNE YEAGER Florence Public Communication JENNIFER ZlMLini Mobile Graduate Student (Education) A time to remember FEELING THE HAPPINESS. One graduate smiles after receiving her degree from the university. Photo l)y Shannon Wells. A VIEW FROM THE TOP Flowers Hall is filled with graduates and family members who await the presenta- tion of the diplomas. Photo by Shannon Wells. Graduation is the moment that students live for each day. It is the ceremony where you can forget about all of the 12-hour study sessions, heavy backpacks lift- ed, hard-earned dollars spent on books that your professor didn ' t use, and all the parkii g spaces that you didn ' t find. As you walk across the stage to receive your diploma, you will feel emotions that you didn ' t think you could feel. You wall feel pride, happiness, and even some anxiety about the new life that awaits you. Graduation serves as the fii al episode of your life as student. It means that every- thing you did in your academic career culminates on the same piece of paper. This wonderful piece of paper is known as your diploma. On December 21 at 2:00 p.m., three-hundred and eighty-two students proudly received either their graduate or undergraduate degree from the university. Over one-hundred and twenty cities were represented at commencement as forty-one graduate degrees and three-hundred and forty-one undergraduate degrees were presented by President Robert L. Potts. The keynote speaker for Fall Commencement was Major General Stewart Wallace, head of the U.S. Cadet Command. Dr. Joseph Thomas, vice president for academic affairs, presented Amy Beth Gordon of Lexington wath the Keller Key (given to the member of the gradu- ating class with the highest GPA.) Gordon had 3.96 GPA on a 4.00 scale, and she received a bachelor of science degree in economics. By Allison Stack 90 Classes KELLER KEY RECIPIENT. Amy Gordon receives the award for the highest GPA in the graduating class from Dr. Joseph Thomas. Photo by Shannon Wells. EXCITEMENT ABOUNDS. Graduates smile from ear to ear after receiving their diplomas from President Potts. Photo by Shannon Wells. Classes 91 ASHLEY ANDERSON Florence ALl VAN ARSLAN Ankara, Turkey VANESSA AUSTIN Florence IREM AYBERKIN Ankara, Turkey JASON ANDREW AZBELL Florence RONDAJ.BAKER Lawrenceburg, Tenn. JILL BEAM Reno, Nev. KIMBERLY BERRY CoUinwood, Tenn. JENNIFER BIAS Selmer, Tenn. CLIFF BILLINGSLEY Florence ATINA BLAKELY Athens RACHEL BOBO Florence SENGUL BOCEK TXirkey MISTY BOUTWELL Tlipelo, Miss. ALICIA DeSHAWN BOYD Okolona, Miss. MELISSA BRADFORD Huntsville TERESA BRADLEY Decatur CHUCK BRAY Muscle Shoals AMY LEIGH BRAZELTON Muscle Shoals BOBBY N. BREWER, JR. Russellville STEPHANIE RENAE BREWER Florence CAACIE BROWN ' Riscumbia ELANA BROWN Rogersville KEVIN BROWN Pinson AMY BROWNING Florence JAMES BRUMLEY Town Creek HOSEA BUCHANAN Memphis, Tenn. RITA BUTLKi; Andersoi JAMIE BYRD Montgomery ECE CAKMAKCI Ankara, Turkey 92 Classes MATT CALVERT Lawrenceburg, Tenn. MARY CAMPBELL Hatton CANDY CANNON Decatur ALLISON CARR Florence HEATHER M. CARTER Athens TYLER CARTER Corinth, Miss. MELINDA CHAMPION Hartselle ELIZABETH CHEATHAM Hartselle BYRD CHILDRESS Town Creek ANGELA CHITTOM Booneville, Miss. STACEYCHOAT Florence JANET CHOATE Corinth, Miss. AMY CLARK Muscle Shoals AQUANA CLARK Meridianville TARA COCHRANE Decatur ALICIA COLE Leoma, Tenn. JENNACOLLINSWORTH Tuscumbia JON COLLUM Sheffield CHARLES COOK luka, Miss. JAMES W. COX Russellville SANDI COX Toney LAURA BETH CRUMP Selmer, Tenn. JEFFREY CULVER Caddo ROCHELLE DAHER Dyersburg, Tenn. TABITHA DAILEY Florence JILL DAVENPORT Kennesaw EMRE DERELI Istanbul, Turkey HIULDERICI Ankara, Turkey JULIE DOSS Morris TAMMIE DOTSON Florence Classes 93 AIDS The deadly virus PROTECT YOURSELF. In order to protect themselves from contracting the HIV vims, condoms are a choice for students who do not practice abstinence. Photo by Clancy RaUiff. RISKY BEHAVIOR. The use of IV drugs is one of the most dangerous activities that can result in a iicrson con- tracting AIDS. Photo by Clancy Ratliff AIDS AWARENESS. During AIDS Awareness We. the student government members were given red ribbons to wear in order to show their support. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. 94 Classes As college students, we all possess the attitude that " it will never happen to me " Unfortunately, this denial has gotten many of us into an irreversible situation. AIDS-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-is the number one killer of all persons 25-44 years old, regardless of sexual preference, race or level of drug use. It is esti- mated that 750,000 people in the United States are HIV-positive and that by the year 2000, 40 million will be infected. HIV is the virus that is transmitted from person to person through sexual contact, blood products, and from mother to child; and even- tually results in the development of AIDS. HIV enters the body and immediately begins to replicate. The human body is able to control and defend itself against this attack for a number of years, but, in time, HIV destroys the immune system, result- ing in AIDS. Although the danger of contracting the AIDS virus is very real and can affect many college students, there is no reason to treat HIV-positive individuals any differ- ently. You cannot contract AIDS from touching or holding someone, drinking from the same water fountain or cup, or even using the same bathroom. The few ways by which it is possible to contract the virus are understood and we can all take precau- tions in order to protect ourselves. This danger can be decreased by following some simple rules: 1. always use a condom (remember that you are sleeping with every person your partner has ever been with and all of those persons ' partners); 2. never use a dirty needle if you participate in IV drug use. If you have engaged in risky behavior or you think you may be at risk of being HIV- positive, you need to be tested every six months to be on the safe side. It generally takes twelve weeks from the time of infection for a test to show up positive. You can be tested at any doctor ' s office or hospital. Also, new on the market are home HIV tests that range in price from $50 to $64. The County Health Department does HIV testing for free. Luckily, many new discoveries are being made in the area of AIDS research and are increasing the hfe expectancy of those who are HIV-positive. Because of the new methods that are available that can slow the progress of the dis- ease, it is extremely important to be tested as soon as possible. AIDS is a very real disease that affects many young people today. If we all take the right precautions, though, we can protect ourselves and others from having to carry this burden through life. By Lacey Howard TRISHA DOWDY Florence JULIE DRAKE Decatur JEANA K. DUNCAN Hampshire, Tenn. BRANDON DUTTON Decatur RICH DUTTON Moulton ANGELA EDDLEMAN Eva DANETTE ENLOW luka, Miss. CAROLYN ERICKSON Florence AMY EVANS Muscle Shoals JASON EVANS Athens PENNY EVANS Corinth, Miss. KANISHA EZEKIEL Florence KRISTI FARR Russellville RODNEY FARRAR Fulton, Miss. JANA BETH FOSTER Pulaski, Tenn. PAM FOSTER Decatur NATALIE M. FRANKS Savannah, Tenn. SHAYNA FRANKS Trussville MICHELLE FRAZIER Corinth, Miss. SHELLY FULLER Haleyville LATASHAGANDY luka. Miss. MELEAH GANT Savannah, Tenn. DARRELL GARGIS Muscle Shoals BRODY GARRETT New York HEATHER GASQUE Muscle Shoals WENDY GILLESPIE Moulton HEATHER GLIDEWELL Burnsville, Miss. CHRIS GRAHAM Moulton JEREMY LANE GREEN Killen RUSSELL GREENE Florence Classes 95 Juniors Gr-Ho ■niER GREER Adamsville ERKAN GUSAR Izmir, Turkey ADRIENNE HACKWORTH Florence CHASTA HAGOOD Hatton BURCIN HACl HALIL Antalya, Turkey ANDREA HALL Russellville NANCY Y.HALL Florence BRAD HANBACK Florence CHRIS HAND TXistumbia MELINDA HAND Tuscumbia MELANIE HARGETT Belgreen JAIME HARGRAVE Ardmore FELICIA HARRIS Florence JEFFREY HARRIS Hamilton ROBYN HARRIS Russellville AMANDA HARRISON Killen DON HARRISON Florence TRACY HARRISON Huntsville TAMMIE RAE HARVILLE Corinth, Miss. NICOLE HAYES Cherokee TONYA HELTON Florence MATTHEW C.HENRY Florence MELISSA HICKMAN Lawrenceburg, Tenn. HYLTON BRANSCOMB HOBDAY Sydney, Australia COURTNEY HODGE Alabaster ERIC HOLCOMBE Waterloo AMY LeANN HOLLAND Moult on CHRISTIE HOLLAND Corinth, Miss. LOBI HOOD Decatur JEREMY HOVATER Russellville 96 Classes Should friends date? Dating - Pro I believe that friends should date. If two friends are very close and think that there is a possibilit of something more coming out of that friendship, then I say " go for it What is lost in trying? In my experience, a male friend and 1 were talking one day about the people we had dated in the recent past and comparing the problems that we had experienced in those relationships. Suddenly, we came to the realization that we had the same opinion about a lot of things, including dating. We kind of entertained the subject of dating for a while and then decided that maybe we should be brave and try it. " What can it hurt? " he asked. 1 have to admit that at first I was a little apprehensive about the whole thing but after a few days, I realized that just because we were now called a " couple, " it didn ' t change the fact that we were still good friends and that the relationship would con- tinue to be based on that friendship. If we hadn ' t been friends first, I don ' t think we would have gotten to know each other so well. Our friendship allowed us to get to know everything about each other, so we don ' t have any trouble communicating, even about personal issues. Some couples might fight over silly things like when he hangs out with his friends too much or deciding on where to go for the evening. Other couples might freeze up with each other and not be able to talk things out, but we can breeze right through any issue. Another thing that is great about our relationship is we already know what each other ' s likes and dislikes are. We know idiosyncrasies about each other (he doesn ' t like Chinese food; 1 drink coffee with my dinner). Sharing each other ' s goals is another important issue. We knew, from the begin- ning, that we wanted the same things in life. Some people get into a relationship just to find out that the person they are seeing doesn ' t have any of the same beliefs that they do. All in all, being friends first just made our relationship stronger. Understanding each other first as friends helps you as a couple to smooth out the rough spots in the relationship before irrepairable damage is done. lORE THAN FRIENDS. Some couples succeed by keeping the lines of communication open. Photo by hristopher Rohling. Classes 97 Trends Style of the Nineties WALKING TALL. Students l)r()a()t iiP(i their horizons on the shoe froitt to iiu hide liiking boots. Tliey were woni with anything from jeans, to stirrup pants, to shorts. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. CORDS-R-US. A popular trend on cainpus v:ls corduroy pants. Many students, both men and women, wore Ihent during the winter months. Photo by Clancy Kiiilift. GOOD AS GOLD. Many students on campus liMse to wear silver jewelry such as rings, bracelets, ii klaces, and earrings. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. 98 Classes In the 1960s, women loved sweater sets and mini-skirts. In tfie 1970s, corduroy bell- bottoms and close-fitting tops were groovy for everyone. In the 1980s, nothing cam e between students and their Calvin Klein jeans. Today, all of these fashions and more have combined to become the style of the 1990s. Of course, for students fashion is not necessarily about trends, but it is about expressing oneself. Some students felt that they didn ' t, have the time to fuss with trendy styles. Senior Anthony Tucker said, " Whatever is clean is my style. " Others felt that they looked their best in the basic styles like faded jeans and comfortable t-shirts. Freshman Linda Terry said, " I ' m more comfortable in every day clothes like my tennis shoes, blue jeans, and t-shirts. " One of the most popular brands of jeans for students was Calvin Klein. They were worn tight, baggy, and as low-riders. For men and women, corduroy pants were all the rage. Cords ranged in a variety of colors from earth tones to lilac and baby blue. They were worn with denim shirts, cropped sweaters, or plaid button downs. Corduroy even extended to mini-skirts and jumpers for women. One fashion accessory that students could not live without was the infainous white t-shirt. The style of the tee ranged from the original Hanes crew neck to the American Eagle ribbed, long-sleeved, v-neck. The white t-shirt could stand alone with jeans or khakis or was paired with open button down shirts or layered with sweaters, Polo ' s, or other t-shirts. No outfit was complete without the beloved hiking boot. The boot was an essential accesso- ry for anything from cords to jeans. Many girls wore black or brown ankle boots with a chunky heel or stacked heel loafers. One of the most comfortable choices in shoes was Birkenstocks. Students were able to slide their feet into these all purpose sandals and run to class at a moment ' s notice. •Jewelry trends moved from classic gold pieces to the more contemporary sterling silver (lirls and guys alike wore anything from silver earrings and rings to bracelets and watches. The size of earrings reduced from the five-pound, mega-big look to a more delicate and simple style. Rings, on the other hand, grew in size. Many girls sported wide silver spoon rings or stacked silver rings. Senior Pam Foster, an Interior Designs major, prefers very feminine jewel- ry. She said, " I like the old-fashioned, antique jewelry like the brand 1928. " Trends change over time, but certain clothing styles always seem to reappear every ten to twenty years. For students, clothing is a way to express one ' s beliefs and personality. Of course, clothing is not the only factor in defining someone ' s personality, but it is certainly a window to one ' s soul. By Julie Bittenbender TERRY HUFFSTUTLER Remlap TAWANDA HUMPHREY Huntsv ille BRIAN HYATT Decatur STEPHANIE IRONS Florence JONATHAN JENKINS Huntsville LaSHANDA A. JOHNSON Athens SCOTT JOHNSON Rogersville AMBER JOLY Muscle Shoals DREW JONES N. Canton, Ohio KATRINA JONES Greenhill LaCHANDA JONES Sheffield WILLIE JUSTICE Corinth, Miss. AMY KELLEY Guin ROBERT WHITTEN KENNEDY Muskogee, Okla. DEBBIE KENYON Russellville KEVIN KILSTROM Davenport, Iowa SALLIE KIMBROUGH Russellville KRISTAN KING Haleyville ANGELA KITTRELL Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. SENAY KUSDEMIR Turkey SHERITA K. LAMAR Birmingham ANNA MARIE LANGLEY Florence GREGORY LARD Florence JASON LARD Lexington STEVEN D. LEWIS Virginia Beach, Va. MELINDA LINDSEY Fulton, Miss. STEPHANIE LOGAN Huntsville PENNY SIM NEI LOU Malaysia MARCIA LUFFMAN Ethridge, Tenn. RACHEL LULL Decatur Classes 99 AI-ICE CHING-WEN LY Taipei, Taiwan FREDERICK MADDOX Millport KIM P. MAKURAT Florence ANNE-MARIE MARTIN Florence DEANNA MARTIN Decatur JAROD MASSEY Red Bay DEBBIE MAY Florence LANDIS McBRIDE BaldwyTi, Miss. LEIGH ANNA McDANIEL Decatur PAIGE Mcelroy Montevallo JAMES McGEE Phil Campbell PAULA McGEE Florence OLIVIA McKINNEY Florence SHAWN McMICKEN Russellville TINA GREEN McNATT Russellville KRISTI MOODY Huntsville THOMAS MOORE West Point ANDREA MURPHY Russellville JILL MURPHY Corinth, Miss. TABITHA NEAL Killen JOEY NEIDERT Florence DION NEWBY Cynthiana, Ky. REM I P NEWHOUSE Rogersville SHANNON NICHOLS Hamilton HANDE OZERC Turkey ANN PALMER Florence KERI PARRISH Florence DIDEM PASAGLU Eskisehir, Turkey LaCONGER L. I ' KGUES Oxford, Mi.ss. MICHELLE PKNN Muscle Sh(]als 100 Classes Should friends date? Dating - Con Friends should not date friends. If a man and a woman can be friends and only friends, that is something very special ttiat should not be disturbed by the introduc- tion of a romantic element to the relation- ship. In my case, I made the unwise decision to try on the " more than friends " title in a friendship that was very special to me, in fact, 1 called this woman my " best friend. " I went into the situation cautiously; 1 had heard several horror stories about friend- ships ending because of this step being taken and 1 wanted to avoid that result at all costs. When she proposed that we try out a new element to our two-year-long friend- ship, I thought, " You know, I really love her and maybe those feelings will apply to her as more than platonic love if we take this step. " So, 1 agreed. Before any steps were actually taken, though, we sat down and discussed the huge decision we were about to make. We agreed that we would not: a.) freak out if it was really, really weird; b.) talk about our feelings after the fact; c.) tell anyone until we agreed that we were ready to, just in case it didn ' t work out. We also made the agreement that if it did not work out, we would still be the best of friends, things would not be weird between us, and noth- iiig would be lost for giving this new form of our relationship a try. I naively agreed and actually believed that we could each hold up our end of the agreement. Needless to say, it didn ' t work. When things started going sour, we each slowly retreated. We began to avoiding each other and did not discuss the problems that were arising. 1 just did not know how to approach her or talk to her about the things we were going through. I guess our relationship was doomed from the begin- ning because the communication was not there. In the end, not only did we lose the rela- tionship we had started (which had the potential to become something very good), but we also lost our very close friendship. Finally, we both had to go through the pain of suddenly losing not only our signifi- cant other, but also our best friend. Now, we occasionally see each other when we happen to be out with mutual friends or we are hanging out at the same place, but our relationship has been reduced to being simply acquaintances. There is a tension when we meet and one or both of us is usu- ally uncomfortable. Our friendship that was very special to both of us has been lost. Nothing can ever replace that and I regret ever letting our relationship evolve because, as a rule, friends should not date. BROKEN-HEARTED. One girl feels the pain after breaking up with her boyfriend. Photo by Lacey Howard. THINKING IT OVER. Dating a friend can be a difficult decision for any person to make. Photo by Lacey Howard. Classes 101 KIM PERKINS Pulaski, Tenn. BRYAN PETTITT Decatur JEREMY PETTUS St. Joseph, Tenn. DEANNE PLEMMONS Huntsville STEVEN POUNDERS Belmont, Miss. JEREMY PRATHER Adamsville, Tenn. GEORGIA PRESCOn Florence JAMIE H.L. PRUITT luka, Miss. TERRI PRUITT Tishomingo, Miss. STACY RATLIFF Saltillo, Miss. ROBIN REGISTER Starke, Fla. BRIAN RHODES Florence STEVE RICE Daleville JASON F RICH CoUinwood, Tenn. HEATHER RICHARDSON Florence KERRY RICHARDSON Columbia, Tenn. TERA RICHARDSON Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. GINA RIDENOUR Athens DAWN ROBBINS New Albany, Miss. JESSICA E. ROBBINS Tuscumbia JASON M. ROBERTS Falkville ARLINDA ROGERS Florence CHRISTOPHER W. ROHLING Florence BRIAN ROWLEY Leesburg KIMBERLY R. ROYE Pontotoc, Miss, MICHELLE RUSHING luka. Miss. JARROD RUSSELL Town Creek LESLIE SANDLIN Kimberly RANDALL JUSTIN SAVOY Prattville SELENA SCOGIN Leigh ton 102 Classes MISTY SCOTT Florence TARA SHEFFIELD Town Creek YALUNKA SHIELDS West Point, Miss. DeANNA SIMMS Decatur CHARLITA SIMS Florence JAIME ERIN SISK Hartselle CHRISTY SMITH Muscle Shoals MELISSA SMITH Red Bay AMANDA SOUTH Cloverdale BRANDY SPIRES Florence ALLISON STACK Florence SHANE STANCIL Spruce Pine JEREMY STEPHENS Decatur MI STY STEVENS Corinth, Miss. ELIZABETH STOCKARD Birmingham CONNIE STOVALL Muscle Shoals TONYA STOWE Florence DENEAL STRICKLIN Collinwood, Tenn. TINA STRINGER Hartselle DEANA STUTTS Lawrenceburg, Tenn. COREY TAYS Loretto, Tenn. LAIN TEAGUE Ramer, Tenn. LALETEKEREK Adana, Turkey KELLY BROOKE TERRY Decatur STEVEN G, THOMAS Florence ERIN TITTLE Pulaski, Tenn. ERIC TOMASOVIC Norfolk, Va. AMANDA TUCKER Rogersville ANTHONY TUCKER Huntsville NICOLE TUCKER Rogersville Classes 103 BRIAN LEE TULL Selmer, Tenn. TODD TWILLEY Florence IHSAN CAN UNER Istanbul, Turkey JOHN WALTERS Russellville AMY WATSON Tupelo, Miss. LORl WEBSTER Owens Cross Roads CARRIE WELLS Tuscumbia JENNIFER WESLEY Midland, Texas STEPHANIE WHITE Savannah, Tenn. AMANDA WIGGINTON Athens JASON WILCOXSON Harvest VERONICA WILDER Grant PENNY WILKINS Booneville, Miss. DEBORAH WILSON Red Bay GEOFF WILSON Florence KIM WILSON luka, Miss. BOBBY WOODRUFF Florence GINAYEAGER Cullman BARTUG YENISEHIRLIOGLU Turkey JIM YOUNG Knoxville, Tenn. VICKIE YOUNG Bumsville, Miss. 104 Classes The fat-free option Health Working-out at the gym daily eating fat-free ice cream, and tallying about " abs " are daily rituals for many students. Although (lictiii and being pliysically fit liavi " always been issues ii the Aiiiericaii cul- ture, today students are more aware than ever of these topics. The desire to be thin has caused p(H)ple to become more health-conscious than ever. Many students partici- pate in activities on campus to help keep them in excellent shape. Aerobics is a very popular activity, especial- ly for women. There are various types of aerobics classes from high to low impact or step aerobics to aerobic dance. On campus, there were a variety of free aerobics classes offered to any student who wished to attend. These included a step aerobics class for those who waitted to get their lower bodies in shape and an ah class for students who wanted to sculpt their abdominal muscl( s. W( ight training is anoth- er class that is popular with stu- dents in order to get in shape. Besides classes, many students worked out in their apartments or dorm rooms by using workout video tapes or various types of equipment such as th(! " Ab- Roller " or " Health-Rider. " Still others turncnl to outdoor activities such as rollerblading, running, or just walking on the track next to Flowers Hall. Another form of the health craze is diet food. Kverything from Oreos to potato chii)s PUNCHING IT OUT AND STAYING IN SHAPE. Aerobics classes offer students an opportunity to work out without paying ttie cost of joining a local gyn . i ' liotos by Christopher Rohling. can be found in the light, r( ' (luced fat, or fat- free form. Students are develo|)ing the habit of eating food that is better for them. This tr( nd of choosing foods that are lower in fat and caloric-s was a concern for the (;ami)us, and this recjuest was met by Marriot P )od Services in ord( r to please stu- dents and faculty. Instead of stu- d( nts wanting potato chi|)s with their deli sand- wiches, many stu- dents chose the healthy alterna- tiv( of an apple or the new choice of pretzels. " I ' m a pretzel-a-holic so I ' m happy that I can get them with my lunch now, " said Sallie Kimbrough. Also, the dining areas of the GUC Atrium and Towers Cafeteria offered Weight Watchers entrees and side items for those who looked to avoid the high- fat content of the other selections. The trend of being healthy is a popular one that was evid( nt throughout c:am- pus. Whether jog- ging on the track, sw(-ating in a(M-o- bics class, or choosing low-fat foods for lunch in the cue, more students tried to be healthier and more physically fit than ever before. By Lacy Pettus and Claire Nabors Classes 105 Sophomores ILKERENISAKKAYA Izmir, Turkey MATT ALEXANDER Killen REIDALFORD Birmingham RACHAELALLBRITTEN Huntsville HICRONALTINOK Turl ey NEIL ANDREW Huntsville JAIME ANDREWS CoUinwood, Tenn. MUSTAFA ANGAY Ankara, Turkey MICHAEL G. ANTHONY Chattanooga, Tenn. QUINTAS.ARMSTEAD Sheffield BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG Florence CISELY ARMSTRONG TXipelo, Miss. LISA ASHE Stantonville, Tenn. JULIE ASKEW Muscle Shoals JOSEPH ASWELL Carbon Hill ERIN HOBBS-AUSTIN Tuscumbia ALLISON AYERS Florence EMILEY BAILEY Leighton JAMES BAILEY Washington, D.C. SCOTT BAKER Owens Cross Roads PAGE BANKS Huntsville MICHELLE BARBER Decatur JOE BARRON San Diego, Calif. JENNIFER BEASLEY Red Bay KARLA BEHEL Killen BRET BELL Panama City, Fla. KAREN MARIE BENTON Chattanooga, Tenn. AMYK.BIELAT Jasper ERIN BLACKWELL Madison JOHN BUCKWELL Waynesboro, Tenn. 106 Classes Bl-Cr Sophomores JOANN B1J lNKENS0PP Haleyville JULIE BOWMAN Moulton MISTI BRADFORD Savannah, Tenn. DAVID P. BRADLEY, JR. TXiscumbia FARRAH BROWNLEE Eutaw ANQUITA MICHELLE BURNS Ramer, Tenn. AMY BUTLER Meridianvilie LESLIE BUTTRAM Trinity MELTEM BUYUKKAYALAR Istanbul, Turkey JEREMY CAIN Florence TABITHA CALHOUN Killen OZGE CANER Eskisehir, Turkey CHRISTY CARNATHAN Tupelo, Miss. TIFFANY CARTER Birmingham MATT CASTLEMAN Huntsville JASON CHAMBERS Blountsville MATT CHENAULT Tupelo, Miss. ADAM CLARK Florence CHRISTOPHER SCOTT CLARK Jasper MICHAEL CLEARY Adamsville, Tenn. NEONICA COLLIER Florence DAVID COLLINS Hazel Green JASON CONNER Muscle Shoals MISTY COOPER Cullman DANIELLE COPELAND Florence CHRISTY CORBLE Muscle Shoals SHANE CORTEZ Morris Chapel, Tenn. ANDRE DION COSLEY Birmingham JENNIFER COX Florence MISTY CRAIG Florence Classes 107 study sessions Another all-nighter HITTING THE BOOKS. Sophomoro Jasoii Brinloy finds some iiuicli-iieedod (|iiiet tinic in the library, so he can conientrale on schoolwork. Photo by Adam Robison. ANOTHER STUDY SESSION. Angie Willingham and Gail Robbins prepare for a difficult exam by studying together in the library. Photo by Pamela Micks. Does this sound familiar? You ' ve been putting off studying all day for that dread- ed, horrible, mind-boggling test. Then you look at the clock and realize that it ' s already 10:30 p.m. Your procrastination has gotten you into trouble again. Time to panic? Yes. ..or maybe not. Rest assured, you can always pull a successful all-nighter. There are certain elements that are necessary to complete an all-night study ses- sion-one of which is coffee. Students should always keep a pot of this much-needed, caffeine-filled beverage brewing all night. Of course students can make their own coffee, but it ' s often better to go somewhere besides home for study time. " Sometimes it ' s best to study in a restaurant that serves a bottomless cup of coffee, " suggests sophomore Jennifer Empric. " The distractions keep you from falling asleep, but there ' s enough privacy to really get some studying done. " Another thing that is a must for working through the night is to have already obtained all the notes which wall be needed. An important courtesy to remember is not to call any classmate at 3:00 a.m. on the day of the test to ask, " Would it be possi- ble to make a copy of the notes I missed last Wednesday? " Besides having your notes assembled, it would also be beneficial to have purchased any needed study guides which may be the key to completing this mission. Often, many students who try to learn it all in the night before the test have not attended class regularly, but sometimes this is not the case. It ' s merely that life may have been too complicated lately to get any studying done. Sophomore Adam Robison said, " Once in a while, time just runs out. Between work and actual school time, there may not be any other choice for me but to study all night. Fortunately the few times that I ' ve had to do it, it ' s worked. " The library is always an excellent place to study, but it does not stay open throughout the night. Many students were annoyed by how early the library closed-midnight on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday; 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the library closed in the early evening. Junior Andrea Hall thinks that the library hours should be increased because, " Students need access to the library ' s resources up until early morning hours. " Surprisingly, not everyone has had to study all night. With the " if I don ' t know it now I ' ll never know it " philosophy, sophomore Jamie Sims has taken the approach of resting easy the night before the test. She said, " If I don ' t get at least six hours ol ' sleep, then my mind won ' t function. " Still other students take an even more laid-back approach like freshman Brant Butler who said, " I ' ll take a zero before I study all night. " Although some students may never have to learn seven chapters in one night, the truth is that most students will at one point. Students who must face this over- whelming task should remember to remain calm and drink plenty of coffee. Another hint is not to get too comfortable or something terrible might happen-such as sleep- ing through test time. So whenever you decide to study, remember these tips and good luck! By Kristin Burt and Allison Stack 108 Classes Sophomores EURAL JUNIOR DANIEL Cypress Inn, Tenn. RON DANIEL Savannah, Tenn. AMEY DANIELS Lawrenceburg, Tenn. JACOB DARBY Sardis CHAD DAVIS Savannah, Tenn. HEATHER DAVIS Tupelo, Miss. KAYLA DEVALL Madison JILL DICKERSON Corinth, Miss. ASHLEY DOERFLINGER Lawrenceburg, Tenn. C. COOPER DONHAM Huntsville MARIAH DOPPEL Madison ASHLEY DORIER Huntsville KIELA EDWARDS Waynesboro, Tenn. BANU ELIBOL Iskenderun MARK ELKINS Lakeland, Fla. BETHANY ELLISON Russellville CHRISTI ERWIN Muscle Shoals SHANNON ERWIN Florence SALINA EVANS Harvest TOBY EVELAND Huntsville SAM EVERS Decatur CADE FARRIS Russellville HEATHER FISCHER Madison CHASITIE FISHER Muscle Shoals REGINA FORD Huntsville HEATHER J. FORTENBERRY Double Springs WARREN FOWLER Florence AMY FRALIX Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. AMANDA FRANKS Savannah, Tenn. JULIE FRICKE Huntsville Classes 109 Sophomores ERIC FULLER Russellville JASON FULLER Tuscumbia ALAN GASTLER Huntsville CATHY GAZIPURA Florence SETH GERSTMAN Russellville STEPHANIE GILLESPIE Killen BETH GLASS Topeka, Kansas BRONSON GLOVER Killen JULIE GOREE Decatur BYRON GRAHAM Russellville WILL GREENE Courtland TODD GREENLEE Decatur LAURA GRETTA Cullman JILL (NIKI) GRIFFIN Selmer, Tenn. HEATH GRIMES Moulton LEANNE GRISHAM Florence ANDREA HAGOOD Hatton BARBI HALL Decatur AMY HALLMARK Leighton BRIAN HANBACK Florence DANIEL HANBACK Florence TIFFANY HARRIS Guntown, Miss. ALICIA HARRISON Huntsville KATE HARRISON Muscle Shoals CHRISTINA HARVEY Madison ERIC D. HARVEY Rogersville HEATHER HASTINGS Albertville KEELAN HASTINGS Red Bay BETH HELLUMS Red Bay KIMBERLY HERRING Hohenwald, Tenn. 110 Classes A way of life Daily Planners Last week, I was in my Business Law class as the professor gave out a bonus assignment As I was scrambling to find a clean piece of paper to scribble down the information, I noticed the girl beside me opening an Important-looking burgundy leatherette planner. She casually wrote the assignment down on her day-to-day planner, and I noticed that she looked so calm and relaxed. She had no worries whether she would remember the assignment because she knew where to look for instructions in her daily planner. Suddenly, I had a moment of clarity and I realized, " I need a planner and I need to get organized. " Until that moment, 1 had underestimated the power of the daily planner, but now 1 could fully see the benefits. I know what you ' re thinking-you ' re thinking that 1 sound like one of those " Get it Together Trapper Keeper " commercials. So 1 decided to try to put my life in order by buying one of these cute planners. I went to a nationally-known discount store chain to examine what the planners had to offer. Some had velcro closures, some had some type of magnet which sealed them, and oth- ers were a sim- ple snap but- ton for closing. After 1 was overwhelmed at the price of some of these adorable leatherette binders (which range from $12.00 to $15.00), I decided to start small so I only paid $3.75 for a spiral bound, red and black planner. I knew that 1 wasn ' t ready for such an expensive committment to my planner. I made the decision to use the plan- ner for two weeks, and if it did not help me, 1 would never use my " Student Organizer " again. Here is my chronicle of my use of the Daily Planner. Day 1: Things didn ' t go so well due to the fact that 1 forgot to write anything down in my planner. 1 will start tomor- row. Day 2: I wrote down four things-I ' m so proud of myself. My notes to myself included : Recopy marketing notes; Remember to buy study guide for accounting; Diorama meeting at 3:45 on Tues.; Get haircut-Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Day 3: I already feel very comfortable pulling out my planner in class. People seem to be impressed with my organi- zation skills. Then again, maybe I ' m just imagining things. Day 4: 1 jotted down (you " jot " when you have a planner) several meetings that I ' m suppose to attend, and I even filled in a few names and addresses in the " Telephone and Address " section. Day 10: I ' ve begun to grow weary of the planner. 1 still forget things, and the pages of the planner got some- what folded up due to too many books in my backpack. My little planner doesn ' t seem as cute as it did when I first got it. Day 13: Unfortunately, I have . . . decided . . . (gulp) ... to stop using the planner. 1 decided that if 1 couldn ' t be faithful to it and write everything in it, then I would have to give it up. 1 still feel that planners are an excel- lent purchase for some peo- ple. I ' m sorry, but I ' m just not this organized. WHERE AM I SUPPOSED TO BE? Daily planners and calendars help keep some students organized while oth- ers prefer to just hope that they remember their activities. Photo by Lacey Howard. By Allison Stack Classes 111 Sophomores SHANE HERRM. NN Bessemer AMY HESTER Russellville MONICA HILL Trinity JAREI) LEWIS HINES Florence ADRIENNE ELIZABETH HINTON Florence GLORIA HOGAN Sheffield WILLIAM HOLDEN Lexington LISA HOLLEY Florence ASHLEY HORTON Tuscumbia KIMBERLY GARRISON HOSEA Savannah, Tenn. AMANDA LEIGH HOUGH Hartselle LACEY HOWARD Birmingham SHONDA LEE HUNTER Ethridge, Tenn. CHAD HUTTON Decatur WINDY HYNEMAN Michie, Tenn. AARON IRONS Savannah, Tenn. ANGIE IRONS Savannah, Tenn. CORY JACKSON Athens AMY JAMES Russellville DAN JARNIGAN Cherokee ANGELA JOHNSON Florence MINDY JONES Florence NICOMBAJ.JONES Leighton WTNDY JOYCE Florence BETSY JURCHENKO Madison DONE KARACIF Tuikcv DEBRAKEET •■. Collinwood, Teni JAMIE KINCAID Decatur BRIANA KING Huntsville EMMAJEAN KING Courtland 112 Classes A sporting decision Alternative Sports Wanting across campus, it is not Inard to notice a group of students standing in a circle, l icl ing a two incii foot-bag, other- wise l nown as a Inacl ey sacl . Many students on campus have been doing this for several years as a form of recreation between classes. Foot-baffiiiig originated in the 1970s, and it remains popular for students v ho enjoy a free-style sport. Althougli it is somewhat difficult to learn, it is a great way to relieve the everyday stress of college life. Freshman Evan Tiicker said, " I love to hack. It is a great way to make fricnuls and to spend time between classes. " If students ar( looking for something that is little more adventurous, Dr. George Makowski and Dr. Clark Mueller may have the answer. Each fall and spring, they organize a cano( trip for any studtnits who wish to get away from the campus for the weekend. This group spends an cnitiro Saturday enjoying what nature has to offer. The day is guaranteed to provide stories about amusing moments which iiappened both in and out of tlie canoe. Besides canoeing, many students take advantage of the beautiful surrounding areas by going on camping trips or hiking in the woods. Students may choose to spend time at Joe Wlieeler State Park in Rogersville, Alabama; Bear Creek, Alabama; or the nearby Natchez Tiace. Many groups of friends enjoy taking a weekend camping excursion in order to get away from fast-paced life. " My c;hurch group takes an annual camping trip. We always have a great time and it is a great way to relax and just get away for a while, " said Hannah Gentry. Another unitiue alternative in recreation is roUerbladiiig. F or .some students, this sport is quickly becoming on( of the best ways to exercise. Some use in-line skating as a replacement for aerobics or jogging in their fitness routine, wtiile other rollerbladers prefer the adrenaline rush of flying over stairs or skating down handrails. Even though this provides enjoyable entertainment, these risk-takers are often asked to leave campus by public safety officers due to the damage that tliey may cause to university property. P( rhaps one of the most long-standing alternative sports is skateboarding. This craze began in the late .seventies with banana boards and has remained popular with young adults as the boards have gotten wider, and ramps taller. Skateboard( rs also enjoy practicing tricks on the university campus. They can be found almost any afternoon in front of Norton Auditorium or the University Outer. Many students participate not only in traditional sports, but also in alternative forms of HHTeation. These sports may not require a team captain or a coach, but they are individual and exciting to those who participate. By Anthony TXicker (Top to Bottom): KICKING IT AROUND. Emrah Serai " fiacks " out- side the University Center as a way to relax during a break in between classes. Photo by Christopher Rohling. GRINDING THE CURB. Demetrius " Meechie " Pendleton practices roUerblading near the Art Building. Photo by Pamela Hicks. WEEKEND WARRIOR. Jeremy Bain joins friends and skateboards on a deserted UNA campus on a Sunday afternoon. Photo by Shannon Wells. -. • Classes 113 Sophomores HOLLY KING Russellville LATAm ' A KNOVVLES Guntown, Miss. KENNETH D. LAMBERT Whitwell, Tenn. BRANUl LAMON Trinity JAMES LAYFIELI) Tuscunibia JASON LEAGUE Huntsvilie LENORA LEE Trinity BARRY WADE LEWIS Huntsville LESLIE LEWIS Florence ASHLEY LOGGINS Florence CRISTEL MALONE Tuscumbia KEITH D. MALONE TUscumbia CONNIE MANLEY Littleville EMILY MAUPIN New Albany, Miss. AMANDA MAYO Booneville, Miss. LEAH McCREARY Florence MORI McDANIEL Decatur TERRY McKELVEY Florence MATT McLAIN West Point, Tenn. BRETT McMICKEN Russellville ANGEU S. MOLAND TXiscumbia CASEY MOORE West Point, Tenn. HEATHER D. MOORE Florence AMBER MOTES TowTi Creek TERRI DENISE MYERS Nauvoo JULIA NELSON Florence JENNIFER SUE NESKAUG Thjssville AMANDA NEWTON Killen JODY NICHOLAS Killen CRISTALTO ' LOUGHLIN Birmingham 114 Classes Sophomores SARAH ORY Arley AMY OWENS Hatton DAVID PARKIN Muscle Shoals JANA PARRIS Tuscumbia LINDSAY PERRY Florence JASON PHILLIPS Killen KRIS PHILLIPS Rogersville AMANDA PILKINTON Lynnville, Tenn. ANGEL POARCH Savannah, Tenn. BROOKE POTTER Huntsville LaNEISHA POUNDERS Russellville MARIA POWELL Madison TRACY PRESTAGE Florence JENNIFER PRUITT Double Springs JOEY PUCKETT Sheffield AMANDA D. PUTMAN Athens DUSTIN RANEY Killen ALAN GREGORY RAY Killen NOEL RHODES Bay Minette MANDY ROBERTSON Collinwood, Tenn. ADAM ROBISON Florence BRIAN ROGERS Goodspring, Tenn. JULIE ROGERS Decatur JULIE ROLLINS Decatur KEVIN RYALS Birmingham DUSTYN SCHACHTER Birmingham CHRISTY SCOTT Montgomery STACY R. SHAMLIN Harvest AMANDA SHANNON Florence JENNIFER SHARP Florence Classes 115 Sophomores MISTY SHARP Waterloo CARRIE-ANNE SIMS Sylacauga CARLEYSIZEMORE Sylvania DEWAYNE SKINNER Selmer, Tenn. JAY B, SKIPWORTH Florence MARY MARGARET SLOAN Decatur ALLISON SMITH Muscle Shoals ASHLEY SMITH Athens JACI SMITH Killen MISTI SMITH Cherokee STEPHANIE F. SMITH Adamsville, Tenn. STEPHANIE MARIE SMITH Muscle Shoals JERRY SPENCER Corinth, Miss. MIRANDA STANDRIDGE Adamsville, Tenn. JESSE STANFORD Athens JEFF STEEN Russellville DE ' ANDRA M. STEWART Decatur JASON STRICKLIN Waynesboro, Tenn. JONATHAN SUMMERS Florence ADRLWE TALLEY Huntsville JAKE TAYLOR Huntsville SABRINATHIGPEN Florence COREY THOMASTON Double Springs LISA THOMPSON Florence MARCUS THOMPSON Fulton, Miss. REBECCA LL NE THORNTON Cullman SHANA TIPPER Rogersville TRICU TOMPKINS Florence AFSINTUREL Istanbul, ' Rirkey CHYNELL Q.TURNER Huntsville 116 Classes Sophomores JAMEY TURNER Florence JENNIFER UNDERWOOD Red Bay MATTHEW F. WAFLER Arab JAMIE WALLACE Cherokee KRISTA WALTON Killen WENDY WARNER Florence TERRY WEBSTER Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. JODIKENDRAWEIGART Rogersville ANDY TYLER WHITE Moulton ANNA MARIE WHITE Muscle Shoals BETH WHITE Florence SCARLETT WHITESIDE Hampshire, Tenn. JAKE WIMBERLY Athens ERICWININGER Belleville, III. ED WINTER Lester W.ADA WOO Hong Kong CHAD WYATT Adamsville BLAKE WYLIE Florence DENIZA.YEGUL Florence LAURA YOCOM Decatur KAREN E. YOUNG Queens, N.Y. Classes 117 SHERRY ADAMS Lexington, Tenn. JIMMY LYNN ALLEY, JR. Adamsville, Tenn. DARWIN KEITH ANDERSON Muscle Shoals AARON C. ANDREWS Oak Grove ERIC ANGLIN Russellville NAZIMARUNDAR Adana, Turkey MARCLV BARKER Decatur REBECCA BEALE Klllen TYE. BEARD Double Springs HEATHER BECKWITH Florence KEVIN BEDFORD Lawrenceburg, Tenn. CHRISTOPHER LEWIS BEDWELL Hazel Green SHAWN BELUE Muscle Shoals REBEKAH BEVIS Florence JEREMY BUCKBURN Anderson MARSHA BORNMANN Rogersville THOMAS J. BOUCHILLON Orlando, Fla. WILLIAM G. BOYD Fultondale LEANNA BRADLEY Killen DEIDRE BRAY Russellville STEPHANYBRILEY Savannah, Tenn. EMILY BROGDON Birmingham JENNIFER BROWN Leoma, Tenn. KELLY BROWN Tuscumbia SHANTI BRUCE Florence HALEY BRYANT Decatur MICHELLE S. BRYANT Birmingham ANGIE M. BURBANK Florence APRIELL BURGESS Muscle Shoals NICK BURROWS Madison 118 Classes OENIZ BUYUKACAROGLU Turkey AMY CAMPBELL Hatton LORI GARDEN Lawrenceburg, Tenn. COURTNEY CARPENTER Hatton MATTHEW CARPENTER Muscle Shoals DAVID LEE CHAFFIN Huntsville KELLEY CHAFFIN Guin PRISCILLA MARIE CLARK Florence JANA CLEMMONS Florence NITA CLEVELAND Tupelo, Miss. LA TOYA CORES Corinth, Miss. SHERRY COLE Cherokee JEREMY COLEMAN Lawrenceburg, Tenn. TONYA COSSEY Lutts, Tenn. TINA COUNCE Florence STACY COX Muscle Shoals RIANA CRAFT Hartselle JENNIFER CREASY Bedford, Va. ALLISON CREED Double Springs GEORGE CRITTENDEN Tuscumbia ADAM CURRY Homewood JACQUELINE DANIEL Collinwood, Tenn. JOHN DANIEL Lawrenceburg, Tenn. AMANDA DARMER Athens BRAND! JAIQUAY DAVIS Athens CORI W. DAVIS Sheffield LORI DEITZ Hueytown A. DAWN DeROSA Huntsville JESSICA DIAZ Florence ANTHONY DOWNING Franklin, Tenn. Classes 119 Weekends Life out of a suitcase THE DESERTED CAMPUS. A lone car follows the well-worn path to leave the campus on a Friday night. Photo by Christopher Rohling. It ' s 4:00 p.m. on any Friday afternoon one the campus parl ing lots are empt excep for a few lonely, scattered cars. After c tough week of classes, many residents are just ready to get out of Florence. So, they pack their cars with the weekend suitcases and dirty laundry for a short stay al home. Sophomore Amanda Franks doesn ' t mind the drive home on Friday afternoon. " I ' m more of a family person and I like to do things with my family, " she said. A reason for so many departures according to Casey Eggleston, hall director of Rivers Hall is that, " The majority of students live less than an hour and a half away, so it is easy to go home to see Mom and Dad, wash clothes, and eat Grandma ' s cooking. " Some students go home not only to visit with their family, but also to preserve old friend- ships and to fight the homesick blues. Dewayne Skinner, a sophomore from Selmer, Tennessee majoring in secondary education, often goes home to hang out with friends there. " Nobody stays in the dorms on the weekends; all my college friends usually go home too. " R.J. Rippy, a freshman, said Florence couldn ' t offer the excitement of his hometown of Nashville Tennessee. " 1 usually go home once every three weeks to hang out with my friends who stayed at home this semester. " A common opinion among students is that if there were more things to do, then they would consider staying here on the weekend. According to Eggleston, the Residence Halls are trying to combat the empty dorm syndrome by improving the weekend activities that are offered or campus. Elizabeth Cheatham, a transfer student from Concordia University in Austin, Texas, sug- gested that the university needs a campus hang-out which stays open on the weekend. " It would be great if there was a central place on campus where all students could go to socialize, to dance, and to have fun. My former university has that and it meets the students ' needs for interaction on campus. " Yet, some students try to stay away from the suitcase college approach. These students include Angela Pinson, a senior majoring in social work, who found plenty to do here on the weekends. " 1 didn ' t have a car for the two years I lived in the residence hall so I didn ' t get to go home like most students. I was lucky because most of my friends stayed here and we always did something fun together. When I wasn ' t doing things with friends, 1 studied or relaxed by myself. " Although th( majority of on-campus residents go home for the weekend, the ones who stay here know who to go with and where to go to have fun. Pinson said, " If it weren ' t for having friends to do things with I might not have enjoyed being here at UNA, but having friends around helped me not to get homesick. " By Julie Bittenbender 120 Classes REBEKAH DRACE Huntsville DAVID DRAPER Cullman DALLAS DUKE Florence ANGELA CHRISTENE DUNCAN Florence ROBERT V.DUROUGH, JR. Huntsville NIKKI DURR Guys, Tenn. DARRAH ENLOW luka, Miss. SARA EVANS Montgomery CHRISTIAN FARLEY Jasper JESSICAS. FARMER Huntsville JILLLVN FERGUSON Decatur AMYL.FIKE Center Star MARCUS E. FINN Birmingham SHAMEKA FORD Huntsville SUZANNA FORD Florence JIM FOUST Florence TOQUILLA QUENNETT FRANKLIN Birmingham ANDREW FREDERICK Lawrenceburg, Tenn. MICHELLE FRIEDMAN Birmingham JONATHAN GAMBLE Collinwood, Tenn. DANIELLE GARDNER Florence VANCE GARRETSON Loretto, Tenn. AMY GIST Killen M. HEATHER GOFORTH Arley BRAD GOLSON Decatur LEIGH GOODWIN Florence GEORGIA GRAY Double Springs JESSICA GRAY Leoma, Tenn. MIRANDA GRAY 1 iscumbia ALYSSA GREEN Florence Classes 121 CRYSTAL GREEN Muscle Shoals LISA GREEN Russellville KIRK GRIGGS Scottsboro JULIE GRISSOM Madison MARK GRISSOM Florence PATRICIA GUITARD Smyrna, Tenn. KVIIE HAIRELL Florence JOSHUA HALL Cullman ALLISON HANBACK Decatur STEPHANIE LYNN HANCOCK Stevenson TAMESHA HANNAH Kennedy CRYSTAL HARBIN Bridgeport LESLEE HARRIS Homewood GINGER HARRISON Tuscumbia MOLLY HARRISON Lester TANYA HATFIELD Decatur LEE HENDERSON Florence LINDSAY HENKE Florence LEE HILL Russellville JENNIFER HILTON Florence CATHENA HODGES Florence DAN HOLBERG Centerville, Tenn. TERRY HOOD, JR. Florence MIRANDA HOWARD Prospect, Tenn. RONDI HOWARD Lexington KIM HOYLE Pell City JENNIFER HUBBARD Tuscumbia SHELLY HUFF Corinth, Miss. BRAD HULSEY Muscle Shoals MISTY SHAWN HUTTO TVinity 122 Classes BROOKE JACKSON Pleasant Grove JACQUELINE JACKSON Florence JAMILAH JACKSON Decatur TORI JACKSON Lawrenceburg, Tenn. JOSH JAMES Sheffield MITZI JAMES Florence XAVIERJARMAN Decatur JAMAAL JARMON Florence DEREK JOHNS Elkmont DERRICK JOHNSON Birmingham JASELYN JOHNSON Florence FELICIA R. JOLLY Huntsville BETH JONES Muscle Shoals JENNIFER R. JONES Florence LISA JONES Lexington TRENT JONES Florence GEORGIA KELLEY Florence JESSICA KEPLINGER Florence JULIE BROOKE KING RusselMlle ANGELIQUE KIZER New Hudson, Mich. BRANDY KIZZIRE Fayette EVREN KOYLU Turkey KEVIN KROTEC Madison OMER RECAI LAKAY Istanbul, Turkey CHRISTINA LANSFORD Killen SAMANTHA LARSON Scottsboro TONY LaRUSSA Nauvoo ADAM LAUDERDALE Athens STACEYLAYFIELD Tliscumbia AMY LEE Sylacauga Classes 123 strength A FRIEND TO ALL. Krcslmum Coiiiliify Caipcntcr has a sinilt ' for i ' vcr i " t ' " lainpiis. I ' liolo couilcsy of Paul Vaughn Sluilio. Facing the challenge HELP FROM A FRIEND. Comliicy ( arpciilcr rolls lo (■la.ss on the sidewalk along Pine .Sliccl. She lives in the (lornis. which makes going lo class easy. Photo hy Shannon Wells. 124 Classes Courtney Carpenter is the t pical eigh- teen-year-old freshman on this campus. She likes to hang out with her friends in the Universit Center, go to Wal-Mart at mid- night, and sleep until late in the afternoon on weekends. She even manage.s to find enough time to study for finals al the library. Many stu- dents on this campus know her friendly smile and how hard she has worked to become a college student. On Marc;h 16, 1994, Courtney was driviiig home from her best friend ' s house after Softball practice when she hit a dip in the road, lost control other car, and hit a tree. Since that time, Courtney ' s life has changed in several ways. She is now paralyzed from { v waist down and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Coming to college was a big decision to make. It would mean leaving her family and joining her friends away from home. Courtney decided to attend UNA because she knew that college was going to be a big change, and she felt this university was best for her. One reason Courtney picked this university was, " It wasn ' t too far away from home, but it wasn ' t too close either. " Because Courtney is in a wheelchair, living on her own has created some challenges, but with her determination, she has overcome dependence on her home and par- ents. Of course, as for most students, money also played a part in her decision. She earned a leadershi]) scliolarship for tuition and housing. One of the biggest changes for ( ' ourtney was living in the dorm. She feels that the dorm, " is convenient and fun, but sometimes loud when I get ready to study. " Another reason that Courtney chose to live in the dorms, besides gaining inde- penrlence, is to meet more people. She has become involved on campus through the Office of Student Life and enjoys opportunities to make more friends. " Everyone is great arouiKJ here, " she said. " People see me pushing up a hill and ask me if I need help, even though I don ' t. But it is nice to know that if 1 did need help, I would have it. " Throughout her life, Courtney has shown great determination. This determination is what keeps her going. She feels that she has come too far to give up now. Although she is undecided on her major, Courtney would like to work to help peo- ple. So far, she is considering social work, communications, or education. She wants to " do something where I can give of myself, because I am constantly receiving. " Courtney ' s advice to anyone who is having problems is to " keep God first in his or her life and let Him make your decisions for you; any task is difficult without His help. " In fact, her main inspiration in her life is God and all that he has done and can do. For h( r. He is the ])illar of strength for any weak heart. By Amy Campbell Freshmen iiifj!]: .-!W DKTTRICK LEE Birmingham BEN LOGAN Huntsville BYRON LUSTER Guys, Tenn. JESSICA LUTTRELL Somerville JENNIFER MAORIS Madison ANGELA MADISON Cordova DANIELLE MALLEY Madison HAYLEY MALONE Russellville CRAIG MARTIN Muscle Shoals THADDEUS MARTIN Decatur WADE MARTIN Lawrenceburg, Tenn. HOLLY MASHBURN Muscle Shoals AMANDA MATSON Decatur AMY MATTHEWS Jasper MELODY McBRIDE Decatur DANA McCARLEY Boaz BRIHNEY McCOLLISTER Florence CRAIG McINTYRE Florence BRIANNA McLAURIN Corinth, Miss. ROBERT CARROLL MILLER Huntsville STEVEN A. MILLER Huntsville DERRICK MILLS Favette TIFFANY ROCHELLE MILLS Birmingham COREY MITCHELL Lester KRISTIE L. MOORE Pelham JAMES MORRISON Huntsville ANDREA MORROW Florence AMANDA MURRAY Florence EMILY MYRICK Florence DANA NEWTON Smyrna, Tenn. Classes 125 JEREMY NICHOLS Florence DENNIS NOLEN Killen JESSICA NUNLEY Florence TABITHA ODELL Danville JACQUELINE OWEN Jasper JENNIFER OWENS Stevenson DENIZ OZTURK ■Rirkey JIM PAGE Grant WESLEY PAGE Haleyville ALLISON TAYLOR PALMER Corinth, Miss. LeTORIA PARHAM Huntsville RENAADA DEMETRESE PARHAM Courtland EVA PARRISH Huntsville MELISSA PARRISH Florence ELIZABETH PATTERSON Florence JENNIFER PELT Haleyville BECKY PENNINGTON Russellville DINAH PETERSON Vincent UCY PETTUS Athens JUSTIN PHILLIPS Shiloh, Tenn. REGINA PIGG Collinwood, Tenn. HEATH PITTS Florence LANA POWELL Killen BRENT THOMAS PUTMAN Collinwood, Tenn. SUZANNE QUILLEN Florence JUMANA RAFII New Orleans, La. DANIEL RAMEY Lexington ANTHONY DASHAWN RANSOM Huntsville JASON REED Sylvan Springs CHRISTINE RICE Toney 126 Classes SHANNON RIDINGER Athens RENEE ROBERTSON Florence CHRISTINA ROBINSON Gurlev MEGAN ROGERS Savannah, Tenn. CHERRY ROLLINS Birmingham SHAWN ROMINE Rogersville REBECCA RUSSELL Huntsville DIANNE RUTHERFORD Pulaski, Tenn. ALLISON SANDERS Lawrenceburg, Tenn. JUAN RAMON SANTIAGO, JR. Corozal, Puerto Rico VERONICA SCHELLES Double Springs STEPHANIE SCOGIN Tuscumbia CAROL SCOTT Waynesboro, Tenn. GERALD SCRUGGS Rogersville HALEY SHARP Florence NATASHA SHARP Florence AMANDA SHAW Iron City, Tenn. DARRELL SHELTON Lexington LEIGH ANN SHELTON Dutton JONATHAN SHUMAN Florence HEATHER SIBLEY Muscle Shoals ANDREA SIMMONS Linden, Tenn. LIBBY SIMMS Decatur LAKISHA SIMPSON Florence TONYA SIMS Franklin SHANNON SLOCUM Hartselle MINDY SMATHERS Birmingham JAMIE SMITH Tuscumbia JESSICA SMITH Killen LATOI SMITH Florence Classes 127 MURRY SMITH Sheffield TANYA LEIGH SMITH Corinth, Miss. TO fYA SMITH Florence EMILY A SNIDER Homewood CRYSTAL SORRELLE Chattanooga, Tenn. KENNETH SPARKS, JR. Fayette FRANCES HELENA SPECKER Florence AMANDA ST AMAND Huntsvllle JENNIFER STANFIELD Russellville STANLEY GUY STANFORD, JR. Athens LAKYSHA STANLEY Huntsvllle JULIE STEELE Florence KRISTI STEEL Danville ROBBIE STOUT Decatur BARANDA SWANNER Athens ATILTASER Turkey JASON TAYLOR Talladega TIM TAYLOR Selmer, Tenn. LINDA TERRY Crooked Oak JIMMY THOMAS Florence KRISTIE THOMAS Florence MISTY THOMAS Muscle Shoals NANCY THOMASTON Double Springs AVIS THOMPSON Pennington AUDREY TIPPETT Florence EMELTOP. L Izmir, ' Rirki V BEATATOTTEN Athens VERONICA COLETTE TRIPLEH Cherokee EVAN TUCKER Lawrenceburg, Tenn. SCOTT TURNER Huntsvllle 128 Classes A world to explore Convocation rhe sixth annual Fall Convocation Ceremony was held in Norton Auditorium on Wednesday, September 4, to welcome incoming freshmen and honor students who have received scholarships. This event is still a relatively new tradition for the campus, but it continues to grow stronger each year. Convocation began with the processional of the faculty who were dressed in their academic regalia. The history of the convocation ceremony dates back to medieval times when teachers actually wore these costumes to class. This regalia is full of symbolism which identifies the degree the faculty member has as well as the university from which it was received. Four colored banners aligning the stage represented the four colleges within the university: white-Arts Sciences, gray-Business, apricot-Nursing, and light blue-Education. Each of these banners carried the seal of the university. Dr. Joe Wilson presented the University Mace which symbolizes authority. Then, Dr. John Thompson, president of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 132, welcomed all new students. Thompson briefly explained what Phi Kappa Phi is. " The purpose of Phi Kappa Phi is to recognize and honor all academic achievement in all areas. " The society only initiates juniors and seniors who display outstanding academic achievement. The group also awards a scholarship to a sopho- more as well as cash gifts to the best papers submitted to the scholarship forum. Dr. Thompson said, " Six years ago. Phi Kappa Phi initiated this ceremony called academic convocation. Our purpose is to honor incoming students who have won scholarships, as well as honoring leadership and achievements of other students. " He also went on to say that this cer- emony serves as the first event which welcomes incoming students to the university and pro- «des them with the information about the university values and traditions. Dr. Thompson con- cluded by saying " This al.so allows students to hear a distinguished speaker. " President Robert L. Potts told over 800 freshmen and several hundred transfer students, ' The faculty is lINA ' s greatest treasure, and they will be your guides if you will let them. " Students ' minds were enlightened by the keynote speaker. Dr. Kit Salter. He has several iccomplishments which include over 100 publications and the campus-vvide teaching award in 1979 while being a professor at UCLA. In 1990 he was the first to receive the Distinguished jeography Educator Award from the National Geography Society. He began his address by tak- ing students through the journey of life. He emphasized that, " It ' s yours to decide, yours to explore, and yours to share. " He said each one of us has a mental map to follow as we go ;hrough life. Dr. Salter concluded his speech by giving some advice, " Learn to read the land- scape of life, the symbols, the roadsigns, and the significance of the turns will finally help your map make sense. Your friends will guide you from event to event, but what you see and where ;n the world it will lead you is your responsibility. " Following convocation, classes were canceled for two hours so all students could attend a aicnic in the Memorial Amphitheatre which was provided by the university. By Sabrina Valich GIVING DIRECTION. Dr. Kit Salter served as the keynote speaker for Convocation, and he spoke to stu- dents about the journey of life. Photo by Adam Robison. A LAWN PICNIC. Freshmen and other students ervjoyed lunch at the Memorial Amphitheatre after Convocation. Photo by Pamela Hicks. " W. ' ' .vik »-; - - . -- f .i-.-.- . Classes 129 Freshmen Tu-Wo TAMARA TURNER Florence STEPHANIE TUTOR Selmer, Tenn. B. MERT UGUR Dusseldorf, Germany Istanbul, Turkey ANT UTKU Turkey CRIS SEYVALDARIO Decatur JENNY VICKERY Russellville CRYSTAL VLIEK Athens DAVID VOTAVA Huntsville ANGELA WALKER Corinth, Miss. CHAD WALKER Rogersville ANDREW WARDLOW Selmer, Tenn. BRAD WARREN Florence BRANDI WATTS Tupelo, Miss. SHAVI NY WEBSTER Athens AMANDA WEEKS Collinwood, Tenn. KEVIN WHISENANT Madison AMY WHITE Athens GINGER WHITE Florence ROBYN WHITE Anderson YOLONDA WHITE Huntsville JEFFREY TODD WIGINTON Sheffield CAROLINE WILLIAMS Birmingham MICHELLE WILLIAMS Collinwood, Tenn. LAURIE V ILLICH 1 iscumbia ADRIENNE WILLIS Birmingham JENNIFER WILLSEY Madison DAVID ALAN WILSON Moundville TOMMY WOODFIN Florence NICHOLAS WOODLEY Jasper NIGER WOODRUFF Decatur 130 Classes DONG KYUON YOU Seoul, Korea TRISTAN YOUNG Florence DEVRIM YUZER Hakkari, Turkey TANYA ZILLS Leighton tS ' y ' I " H ii ii !U! !!J SHELLY WORKMAN Athens JOE WRIGHT Meridianville SELENA K. WRIGHT Madison BULENTYAMAN Turkey SHANAYERBEY Killen RESIDENT HALL ASSISTANTS provide an invaluable service to dormitory residents by giving their time to plan activities for residents. They also are always available when residents need to discuss any problems. The Resident Hall Assistants were: Front Row: Joseph Aswell, Wendy Warner, Matt Buerhaus, Mark Senf, Katie Wocken. Row 2: Jennifer Frazier, Lenora Lee, Faith Gordon, Tina Smith, Giovanna Price, Ada Woo, Jennifer Zimlich, Ashley Doerflinger, Beth Heliums, Banu Elibul, Casey Eggleston. Back Row: Leslie Buttram, Shane Solomon, Jennifer Danylo, Billy Turner, Matt Gilliard, Brad Sharp, Aaron Irons. Photo by Pamela Hicks. TELECONFERENCE COUNSELORS are an important tool in the recruitment of new stu- dents. This team of students receives the incoming phone calls of both parents and stu- dents who call 1-800-TALK-UNA with ques- tions. The telecounselors were: Front Row: Amanda Wigginton. Row 2: Ashlea Christy, Krista Thomas, supervisor. Row 3: Betty Heaven, Tiffany Harris. Row 4: Sabrina Valich, Katie Heery, Amanda Vanschoiack, Chonda Woods. Back Row: Marsha Bommann and Kristy King. Classes 131 132 Faculty ll A LASTING DEDICATION In this place of higher learning, it is our profes- sors who tirelessly give of themselves to enable us to achieve our full potential. Whether it ' s lending their advice, tutoring after hours, or rescuing a student in times of distress; profes- sors seem to make countless sacrifices for the students ' well-being. Sometimes, students do not realize all of the ways in which the facul- ty and staff work to pro- vide the best possible education for us. This work is not always apparent to students because it is often accomplished outside of the classroom. Employees of the university spend hour after hour in meetings, doing research, and planning activities for the students. The faculty and staff of this institu- tion exhibit the most admirable quality of A Lasting Dedication. PREPARING TO IMPRESS. Fat-ulty members eiijoy a few minutes of relaxation before marching into Norton Auditorium for the sixth annual Fall Coinoc-ation Ceremony. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Faculty 133 Ab-Ga DR.KAYABBOn Chair, Human Environmental Science DR. KEITH ABSHER Professor of Marlteting DR.MARYANNALIJVN Assistant Professor. Biolog ' DR.MARGARETJ.AUSTI.S Associate Professor, Social Work DR. BIRDIE BAILEY Associate Professor, Nursing DR. SUSAN C. BOBEK Associate Professor Nursing DR. SARAH BROWN Associate Professor Accounting DR. JERRI BULLARD Associate Professor, Sociology DR. WALTER CAMPBELL Professor of Accounting DR. WAYNE F. CANIS Professor of Geology Physics and Earth Science MRS. DEBBIE CHAFFIN Assistant Professor Director of Media Services LRC DR. PATRICIA CHANDLER Professor, English MRS. CHIONG-YIAO CHEN Assistant Professor of Art DR. JAY COLLINS Professor, Music Entertainment DR. JOE B. COPELAND Professor of Economics DR. AMY CREWS-OYEN Assistant Professor, Biology DR. MARGIE S. CROCKER Associate Professor, Business DR. ROBERT DALY Professor of Biology MRS. LISA DARNELL Instructor Communication and Theatre DR. ERNESTINE DAVIS Professor of Nursing DR. RUTH T. DUMAS Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education MS. MICHELE A. FABIANO Instructor, Art DR. PAM FERNSTROM Associate Professor Special Education DR. JERRY W.FERRY Associate Professor of Accounting DR. MAX D. GARTMAN Chair, Foreign Languages 134 Faculty Gi-Mo DR. LYNN GILLASPIE Director of Clinical Experience Education DR. KAREN GOLDSTEIN Professor of Special Education DR.BARBRAM.GOODNITE Associate Professor Elementary Education DR. FRED HATTABAUGH Professor and Dean College of Education MR. PAUL HOLLEY Assistant Professor, Accounting DR. BILL HUDDLESTON Chair Communications and Theatre DR. RICHARD A. HUDIBURG Associate Professor Psychology DR. RAYMOND E. ISBELL Professor of Chemistry MRS. CHARLOTTE JAMIESON- CRAMER Assistant Professor, Nursing DR. JEAN L. JOHNSON Associate Professor, English DR ROBERT EDWARD JOHNSON Professor of Education DR. T MORRIS JONES Professor of Management DR. CHARLES E. JOUBERT Professor of Psychology MRS. LISA KEYS-MATHEWS Assistant Professor, Geography DR. PAUL D. KITTLE Professor and Chair, Biology DR. PATRICIA KYZAR Professor, Nursing MRS. THERESA G. LANDRUM Instructor, Nursing MRS. TERESA LEONARD Assistant Professor, Nursing DR. JOHN D. LIGHT Associate Professor, Education DR. TERRY LOGUE Assistant Professor of Earth Science DR. CAROLYN J. LOVETT Associate Professor Education DR. DON MAGEL Visiting Instructor, Social Work MRS. CATHY MALONE Assistant Professor, Nursing DR. JACK H. MOORE Dean, College of Arts and Sciences MR. JOSEPH J. MOSAKOWSKl Assistant Professor, Business Faculty 135 My-Va DR. JANICE G. MYHAN Assistant Professor Elementary Education DR. UWRENCE J. NELSON Professt)r of History DR. JANICE NICHOLSON Chair, Professor Elementary Education DR. JOHN E. O ' CONNOR .Assistant Professor of Theatre DR. JACQUELINE OSBORNE CDC Coordinator, Kilby Child Development Center DR. TOM OSBORNE Professor of History DR. QUINN PEARSON Assistant Professor Secondary Education-Counseling Counselor Education MS. TYWANA M. PRIDE Instructor Management ASM MR. JOSEPH PYLE Instructor, Physics and Earth Science MRS. CELIA REYNOLDS Associate Professor, Librarian Collier Library DR. LYNNE RIEFF Assistant Professor History DR. GREGORY P. RISNER Associate Professor Elementary Education DR. GEORGE H. ROBINSON Chair and Professor of Psychology MRS. PATRICIA RODEN Assistant Professor Mathematics and Computer Science DR. DONALD ROUSH Assistant Professor Biology MRS. LAVIN ROWE Assistant Professor, Nursing DR. DAVID RIJEBHAIISEN Assistant Professor Communication and Theatre DR. JACK SELLERS Chair and Professor, Social Work MR. WAYNE SIDES Assistant Professor, Art DR. TOMMIE SINGLETON Associate Professor, CIS DR. RON SMITH Associate Professor, English DR. WILLIAM S. STEWART Dean, College of Business I)R, UURA C. STOKES Associate Professor Secondary Education DR. NANCY UPCHURCH Associate Professor Elementary Education MRS. CUIJDIA P VANCE Instructor, Foreign Languages 136 Faculty Va-Ye MRS. KRISTENVAN RENSSKUKR Assistant Pnifessor, Business I)K. JOHN F. WAKEFIELD Professor, Education DR. ELIZABETH M. WALTER Chair and Profes,sor, Art DR. REGINA M. WATKINS Associate Professor, Secondary Education MS. .lACQlJELINE C. WINSTON Instructor, Social Work DR. JOHN W. YEATES Professor of Education, Secondary Education ' It ' s Great to be Green ' Professor of Geography offers students a spec a classroom experience When you take your first step into geography professor Gary Green ' s office, you will swear you have entered a geographer ' s (not to mention outhenier ' s) heaven. Ttie walls are covered with pictures and paintings of his hometown of Flo wery Branch, Georgia, as well as scenes of the way UNA looked in the [Mst. But you have never really known hospitality until you have met one of this university ' s most intelligent and likable professors. Green graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in 1962. He taught at East Hall High School in (ieorgia for two years, an experience which e considered to be one of the best in his life. " I had two good years of teaching there and never had any liopes or dreams of teaching beyond the high school level, " Green said. " I thought t hat if you ere going to be a college instructor or professor tfiat you had to have a Pii.D. and I never intended on going that far in school, " Green added. But in 1964 Green ' s life was changed when he was drafted into the Army where he served in Geritiany for two years. After his stint in the military, reeii returned to his Georgia home and married his sweetheart, Nancy, and began his graduate program at the University of Georgia. Then in July of 1967 when Green was finishing up his Master ' s degree he stopped by to see on( of his professors. Dr. Pronny, to talk about the end of graduate school. During their conversation a phone call from the Academic Dean of Florence State University, Dr. Turner Allen, came in asking if there were any (|ualifi(Mi personnel to teach geography for the next semester. " Dr Pronny handed me the phone ai d before I know it 1 was on my way up here to visit Florence State, " Green said. After careful consideration, Green and his wife decided to take a chance and move to the Shoals area. When he began teaching in the fall of 1967 (ireen said he had no idea how long he would be here. " In the fall semester of 1997 1 will have been here 30 years, " he said. Green said that in his 30 years of experience he has seen a lot of changes in the students of this university. " Back in the ' 6()s hardly any of the students worked and if they did it was a campus job, " (ireen said. " Most students were just students and almost all of them lived on campus. " Green said that almost all of his students today work or commute to school in contrast with the students of the ' 6()s and ' 7()s. Green also said he noticed that the role of women on campus has changed just as it did in the country. " We went from being almost [larents in the ' 60s to giving more liberties to thf women in the ' 70s, " Green said. " Women definitely had it harder back in those (lays than they do now. " Tho.se who have taken one of (ireeti ' s classes know aliout his uncaitny ability to tiKMiiorize your name and other facts about you and then be able to rt cite them at any time, (ireen said he had two secrets. " First of all, 1 like to be hutnan-oriented. 1 want tiiy students to ktiow that I regally care al)out them so that they will car( about what I am teacliii g th( m, " (ireen said. " Second, 1 simply study the note cards that I have people fill out each night until 1 learn them. " Whoever said that professors doit ' t care about their students has never beeti introduced to the world of (iary (ireen. A PERSONAL LEVEL. Geography Profe.ssor jy Green has taught at this iniversity for almost ' 30 us, and each semester he takes the time to get to ow all of his students. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. By Jay B. Skipwurth Faculty 137 Administrators Board of Trustees BOARD OF TRUSTEES-Front Row: Mr. Billy Don Anderson, Mr. Huston Cobb, Mrs. Brenda Morrow, Miss Jennifer Steffen (ex officio; Student Government Association President), Mr. Gene Green. Row 2: Mr. Phillip Logan, Mr. Ben Richardson, Mr. Marc McCreary, Dr. Allen Long, Dr Phillip Williams, Dr. Joe Wilson (ex officio; Faculty Senate President). Serving the students Trustees and administration continue to keep tuition down in spite ofcuttaci sfiom ttie state In spile of a tuition increase for the University of Nortii Alabama, line trustees and administration were able to keep tile lltird lowest tuition of ail public four-year colleges and universities in the states of Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi. University of North Alabama President Robert L. Potts said the raise in tuilioii was required because of an increase in operation costs, the lack of more funding by the Alabama state legislature and the requirements of the university to report more to the state. " The legislature is provid- ing about half our budget and has provided us with no increase, so in order to just stay even we have to have some sort of increase to keep the services and educational programs alive and well, " Potts said. Although tough challenges to cripple higher education continued to pour out of Mntiigomery, President Potts succeeded in making sure out-of-state students who lived in a county within a 50- mile radius of UNA attended tiie university for the same price as in-state students. Potts expressed concern over the burden the increase may have had on students. " It ' s a very delicate, hard deci- sion, but we hope that keep- ing the brunt of the increases to a modest amount will be appreciated by the students, " he said. Some trustees and the president saved students a 100% increase in parking fees by compromising instead on a 60% increase, bringing park- ing fees to $16.00. President Potts and the trustees, as well as presidents from other universities, found themselves engaged in a fierce fight to save higher education with Governor Fob James early in 1997. The governor threatened to reduce the number of four- year colleges from 15 to six (Continued on page 140) 138 Faculty STRONG PRESENCE. Robert L. Polls is in his seventh year as this univer- ty ' s prt ' sident. Potts, the adniinistration, and the trustees worked to keep the [tiversity in the best possible condition. Photo by Shannon Wells. PRESENTING BUSINESS. Mr Wilbur B. Shuler, vice president for business affairs, gives his report at the November Board of Trustees Meeting. Photo by Shannon Wells. PARTICIPATING ON CAMPUS. Dr Joseph C. Thomas, vice president for academic affairs and provost, was involved with the Veteran ' s Day ceremony which was held in the Memorial Amphitheatre. Photo by Shannon Wells. ;TTING ORGANIZED. The Board of Trustees and President Potts wait for their meeting to begin. Photo by uinon Wells. Faculty 139 Serving the students . . . (Continued from page 138) and to reduce the budget for higher education by at least $100 million. " I don ' t know a state in the countrj ' that treats its higher education institutions as poorly in regard to capital funds as Alabama, " Potts said. A resolution for the increase in the price of stu- dent housing was also passed by the trustees for the 1996- 97 year. The phasing in of the new costs for Twin Oaks Apartments and Family Housing would occur in two phases, the second of which will be completed in the sum- mer of 1997. The new pay- ment plan would bring both housing units under the same plan. In addition, the trustees also approved a two percent raise for all faculty and staff. The " cost of living " raise came in spite of the fact that the university received no increase in their 1996-97 bud- get. The raise served to raise lowered morale of many mem- bers of the faculty and staff who had not received a " cost of living " raise during the 1995-96 academic year. With political power strug- gles pulling from Montgomery, the president and his adminis- tration have still been able to keep the education at the uni- versity the best for the price in the Southeast. By Todd Twilley CONSIDERING THE ISSUES. Brenda Morrow, a member of the Board of Trustees, listens attentively at their meeting. Photo by Shannon Wells. EXAMINING THE PROBLEM. Dr Thomas M. Lovett, vice presiden: for stu- dent affairs and university counsel, studies his notes. Photo by Shannon Wells. 140 Faculty THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE. Robert and Irene Potts ei joy a joke ai the President ' s Cabinet Luncheon. Photo by Shannon Wells. I CHRISTMAS TRADITION. President Robert Potts and SGA President Jennifer Steffen turn the Christmas tree ights on in tlie University Center Atrium. Photo by Christopher Rohling. PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION. Dr G. Daniel Howard serves the campus as Vice President for University Advancement and Dean of Research. He also acts as the Assistant to the President. Photo by Shannon Wells lOKING FOR ANSWERS. The Board of Trustees meeting is held once a nth and the members work to make the best decisions possible for this uni- rsity. Photo by Shannon Wells. Faculty 141 MR. BEN J. BAKER Financial Services Specialist MRS. BRENDA BAKER Administrative Assistant President ' s Office MR. CLYDE R. BEAVER, JR. Director, Physical Plant MRS. PAIGE BLACK Administrative Secretary Residence Life MS. SARA BRADLEY Computer Programmer MS. BONNIE BROWN Mailroom Supervisor MRS. KATHERINE BURCHFIELD Teacher Certification Officer MR. JIMMY BURNS Systems Analyst Computer Services MRS. MARY BETH CAMPBELL Director, Publications MS.JUDYCANIDA Administrative Secretary Public Safety MRS. BEVERLY CHENEY Director, Career Services MR. DANNY CLARK Sergeant, Public Safety MS. MARJORIE CLARK Senior Administrative Secretary Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences MS. PAM CLEMMONS Admissions Specialist MS. BONNIE COATS Executive Secretary Information Technologies MS. MARCIA COLE Bookkeeper Supply Buyer Bookstore MRS. DOTTIE COOK Academic Secretary Education MR, DAVID COUNCE Plumber III Physical Plant MRS. TERESA EDGIL Accountant II MRS. GLENDA FOUST Student Accounts Business Office MRS. SUSAN J. FREEMAN Secretary, Art MS. CHRISTINE GARNER Account Specialist MS. KIM GREENWAY Associate Director of Student Life MISS NATALIE HESTER Computer Programmer MISS BRENDA JEANNE HILL Assistant to the Director Publications 142 Faculty MRS. KAREN HODGES Publications Assistant Publicatiiins MH. Gl ' Y I). HOLCOMB Dirt ' ddr of Purchasing MR. DAVID HOIXOMBE Operator Ppigramnier Computer Services MS. PATRICIA G. HOLLEY .Academic Secretary Sociology and Criminal Justice MRS. SUSAN HUGHES Admissions Records Supervisor MR. WILLIAM M. .lARNIGAN Director, University Relations MRS. ANGEU JOHNS Coordinator Academic Resource Center MRS. ZETHELY N R. JOHNSON Senior Administative Secretary Purchasing MRS. DELTA JONES Administrative Assistant Business Affairs MRS. CAROLYN KANTOR Executive Secretary Education MR. DAVID MADDOX Public Safety Officer MS. SARAH MARDIS Admission Specialist MRS. ANGIE MARTIN Administrative Secretary Computer Services MRS. MERI MARTIN Learning Enhancement Specialist Office of Student Life MR. BILL MATTHEWS Director, Continuing Education MR. JAMES McCOLLUM Programmer Computer Services MRS. P1 ' :aRL McFALL Secretary U ' niversity Relations MRS. CONNIE McGEE Software Support Computer Services MRS. SUE NAZWORTH Library Technical Assistant Collier Library MR. GREG PRIVETT Electronic Media Producer Reporter MRS. KATHY ROBBINS Coordinator In.stitutional Research MRS. PAT L. SHARP Administrative Assistant University Advancement MS. JACQUE SHELTON Associate Director, Student Life MRS. REGINA B. SHERRILL Administrative As.sistant President ' s Office MRS. SANDRA SIEGEL Executive Secretary Account Specialist, Business Office Faculty 143 MRS.GRArKSlMI ' SON l.ibrar ' Technical Assislaiil Collier Library MS. USA A. SMITH Academic Secretary Geography, Foreign l nguases and I ' svchiildKy MS. TINA I,. SMITH UGrange Hall Director MR. WARREN .1. STRAIT Print R(Him Operator Central Duplicating MRS. SANDRA THOMI-SON Academic Secretan. ' Sf h(K)l of Nursing MRS. DEBBIE THORNTON Academic Secretary- Department (if Biolog ' MRS. DEBORAH Tl BBS Secretary Education MRS. RENEE VANDIVER Administrative Msistant Academic . ffairs MS. PHYLLIS M. WALLACE Executive Secretary Nursing MRS. DEBBIE WESTMORELAND Academic Secretary Business MR. ERNIE ZELENKA Custodial Supervisor Physical Plant PRESSING DEADLINES. Brenda J. Hill, assistant to the director of publications, works on pages of layouts for the Diorania. Photo by Shannon Wells. 144 Faculty Putting it togettier The Publications department works on various projects Jbrttie unive rsity Producing brochures that ike people want to attend s university, helping design a me page for the World Wide b about this campus, work- ; endless hours for the stu- nt publications department, d assisting students in pub- liing newspapers, the year- ok, and literary magazines. These are just some of the ry important tasks that the iff of this university ' s blications Department does advertise the university, ep the students informed, d stay in touch with alumni. which individuals do all of s work for a campus of 5,400 ople? The director of the iblications Department is iry Beth Eck Campbell. She s worked in publications ice 1979. Her first job with the university ' s publications was as the adviser for the Diorama. Campbell oversees such projects as the fall, sum- mer, and spring schedule of classes; the Prospectus, and Lights and Shadows. She also is responsible for many graphic design projects throughout the university. Campbell said, " One of the most rewarding experiences of this job is the people that I work with in this department and, of course, the students. 1 love seeing the difference in a student from the time they come into an editor ' s position to the time they graduate. " Brenda J. Hill serves as the assistant to the director of the publications. Hill served as associate editor of the Diorama in 1979 and as execu- tive editor of the Diorama in 1980. She also served as liter- ary editor of Lights and Shadows in 1980. Hill has been with the university in the publications department since 1983. Her role includes being the adviser for the Diorama and The Flor-Ala, and she works as the associate editor for UNA Magazine. As the adviser for the stu- dent publications. Hill has often found herself staying up until the wee hours of the morning in order to get the job done. Hill said, " It ' s just not possi- ble to produce student publica- tions between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. We have to be understanding of student ' s schedules-classes, tests, papers due-but the truth is we have a lot of fun, too. " The Publications Assistant II is Karen Hodges. Hodges is an alumna of the university, and as a student she worked for The Flor-Ala as the graphics artist. Hodges has worked here since 1987 and works on graphic design projects for the universi- ty. She is responsible for all of the media guides of the athlet- ics department, and works on numerous brochures, pro- grams, and logos for the univer- sity. Hodges said, " Working in the Publications Department is always an interesting experi- ence. I get the opportunity to work with so many aspects of the university from administra- tion to students. This is where I always wanted to work and I am one of the few who is lucky enough to be able to create as an occupation. " Shannon Wells is the univer- sity photographer. She takes rolls and rolls of film at each university event and is the adviser for student photogra- phers who assist her in cover- ing the campus. Wells not only takes the pictures, but also develops the film and makes the prints in the publication ' s darkroom. These photos are used in many brochures, maga- zines, the Diorama and The Flor-Ala published for the uni- versity. Wells has been in the Publications Department since 1990 and was the first universi- ty photographer in over twenty years. The staff of the Publications Department is an invaluable asset to the university. They work together in order to pro- duce documents that serve a multitude of purposes for the university. By Allison Stack SEARCHING FOR THE BEST. Karen Hodges looks at slides for the cover of the Baseball Media Guide. Photo by Shannon Wells. A CREATIVE MIND. Director of the Publications Department Mary Beth Campbell designs many brochures, programs, and bulletins for the university. Photo by Shannon Wells. Faculty 145 146 Organizations BUILDING TRADmONS jr Organizations on this campus provide students with a window of oppor- tunity. This window is open to all who choose to participate. Organizations allow stu- dents to express them- selves, make decisions, and have an impact on this university. There is a multitude of groups on campus which offer each and every person the chance to find their niche in college life. Any individual who is a part of an organization has the potential to become a leader, make lasting friendships, and expand his horizons. The many organizations which are a part of university life, are renewed each year with the arrival of fresh faces and new ideas; yet the foundation of the organizations remain well-established as they continue Building Traditions. THE MEETING PLACE. Organizations often hold their meetings and fundraisers both inside and outside of the Guillot University Center. Baptist Campus Ministries earned money for mission work by hav- ing a Dunking Booth outside the GUC. Photo by Shannon Wells. Organizations 147 RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION Living together Dormitory life offers unique opportunities The prospect of leaving home for many students is a feeling of both excitement and fear. Many incoming residents are nervous about living away from home for the first time, but at the same time th y wel- come independence. After stu- dents become adjusted to their new life (which includes a roommate, communal showers, and only 12 feet of personal space); they often find that dormitory life is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity which is filled with both tips and downs. One benefit which residents enjoy is that they never have to frantically drive around looking for a parking space. Another is that students who live in the dorms never have to feel alone because they always have friends who are just down the hall. No matter what time it is, residents can usually find someone who would love to go to Wal-Mart, grab a bite at Krystal ' s, or just go out any- where. Ewcu boring things like washing clothes can become bearable wiuni then- are friends around lo make it inter(-sting. Of course, one classic dorm activity is ordering late-night pizza to fuel brain cells during cram sessions. Students who elect to live in the dorms have several options. The Towers ( " oniplex is the largest and most popular r( si- dence hall on campus. Rice and Rivers Halls make up Towers. Rice Hall houses the ft-males while Rivers Hall houses the males. In these halls, there is a study area for every two floors. The study areas are often used for many other things besides studying like social gatherings and floor meetings. LaClrange Hall is also a pop- ular dormitory because of the convenient location of the building. Lafayette Hall is in its second year as an Honor Hall. Students who wish to live in Lafayette must submit an appli- cation, resume, and references. The dorm is self-governed and the regulations are made by an executive committee of stu- dents living in the hall. Flowers Hall is the Panhellenic residence hall which houses a total of forty- eight women from the four sororities. Each sorority has a chapter room which is used for meetings or for just hanging out with friends. All of the resi- dence halls are eeiuipped with a kitchen, washing machines, diyers, and junk food machines for those late night sugar attacks. Both Mc( lendon, a resident in Rice Hall, said, " The dorms bring opportunities that would have never existed if I lived off- campus. I ' m close to all my classes and have made many new friends. " Living in the dorms allows you to find out about the many activities which exist on-cam- pus, and residents are often able to get more easily involve on campus than commutei because of their convenier access to campus. These activ ties range from the Residenc Hall Association and the Ha Coimcils from Rice, Rivers, an LaGrange which work togetlu to offer many activities an programs for the resident which include intramural: Homecoming, and Spring P ' lin; They also offer social ev( nl like their annual Hallowee Party. Choosing to live onjcampi can be one of the best decisior that a student can mak( Living with up to 48 people pc floor and in a room the size of prison cell allows students t learn how to communicate wit each other and work with oil ers to accomplish many task: By living in the dorms, student not only have great campu access, but they can also niak tons of new friends. By Shannon Youn RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION-Front Row: Wen nr, Deana Stutts, Melody McBride, Christina Watson, Crystal Vliek, Crystal II. - Mian la Wagoner! Jennifer Bogle, Heattier Ratcliff, president. Row 2; Katie Wo h. iser; liaranda 148 Organizations Swanner, .Juniana Rafii, Al Gastler, Patricia Tolbert, ( " arrie-Anne Sims, Tiffan Barnes. Back Row: C herri Fuller, LaShanda .Johnson, Jason Bums, Kristie Moon Robert Durough, T.J. Bonchillon, Dan Holberg, Misty Scott. KEEPING IT TOGETHER. Rpsklt ' iup Hall Association iiieiubci ' s show off their best moves at the Hoiiiecomin) Step Show. RHA took second place in the co-ed division. Photo by Christopher Kohling. ALL IN FAVOR. Members of the Residence Hall Association voice their opinions by voting on an impor- tant issue during a meeting held in Rivers Hall. Photo by Allison Stack. Hj HMr 4 ■ Hepis5i tiieiiy V i H STEN UP. RHA Treasurer Al Gastler tells the members of the group about ' Residence Hall Association retreat the officers recently attended. Photo by ison Stack. JUST ENOUGH SPACE. Junior Banu Elibol a lmires their dean room while her roommate makes coffee. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Organizations 149 GAMMA THETA UPSILON • ALPHA KAPPA DELTA • ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA • PHI ETA SIGMA A lasting achievement Honoraries recognize a distinct group of students GAMMA THETA UPSILON The Zeta Nu chajjter of Ganiiiia Theta Upsilon ' s pur- pose is to promote education and knowledge concerning geographical surroundings. This organization was found- ed on a national level on May 15, 1928, and it was estab- lished on this campus on December 9, 1980. Students who become members must have at least a B average and have complet- ed a mininuim of three geog- raphy courses. Students must also rank in the upper 35 percentile of their class, and they must have finisiied three semesters of classes. GAMMA THETA UPSILON-KronI Row: JoAiuu- Brewer. Row 2: Marcelle McDaniel, Alex Matthews, I ' riscilla Holland. Row 3: Clayton Wood, Lisa Matthews. Row -1: Frank Iliiiiniler Back Row: Gary Green. ALPHA KAPPA DELTA Ali)ha Kai)i)a Delta is an academic honor society. The club ' s activities include initia- tion, held in the fall and spring of each year, and also a social to which all members are invited. The officers for Al|)ha Kai)pa Delta were Liiul.. Robledo, president; and Steven Robertson, vice presi- dent. Dr. Jerry Miley served as the club ' s faculty adviser. ALPHA KAPPA DELTA-FronI Row: Khn Wiley, Steven Robertson, Derek Wilkins. Row 2: Jerry Miley. I ee Ann Ballard, Billy Liiid-sey, .Jerry DeGregory, Jerri Billiard. Back Row: Mark Hogiie. 150 Organizations ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA Alpha Lambda I)( l ta is a national freshman honor soci- ( ty which was founded on campus in 1974. The purpose of the organization is to honor first year students who attain at least a 3.5 grade jjoint aver- age. The group ' s activities include the Spring Picnic which is held to welcome new members, participation in Organization Day in September, and the Fall Information Party. They also attend the National Convention every year and they conduct the Teacher of the Year Election, hi October, they participated ' in the Homecoming activities. The officers were Lisa Holley, president; Beth Heliums, vice president; Amy Owens, secretary; Emily Hambrick, treasurer; Lisa Griffin, publicity chairman; and Leslie Buttram, Flame editor. The faculty adviser was Dr. Eleanor Gaunder. ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA-Front Row: I eanne Grishain, .Julia Nelson, Amy Owcn.s, Ashley Miles, Brand! Lamon, Beth Heliums. Row 2: Krista Walton, .Julie Humphries, Aniy Butler, Kris Phillips. Row 3: Geor ge Thornton, Matthew Castleman, Heather Fortenberry, Will Harper. Row 4: Tabitha Calhoun, Lisa Ashe, .Jill Griffin. Row 5: Katrina McBrayer, Aubrey Gandy, Leigh Inman, Allison Ayers, Clay Hall. Row 6: Leslie Buttram, Emily Hambrick, Mindy .Jones. Row 7: Toby Eveland, ( ' hristoi)her Dillard, Lisa Holley, Leah McCreary. Row 8: Tracy Prestage, Carta Daniel, Maxine Sandlin. Row 9: Lacey Howard, Holly King, Rachael Albritten, Melanie Sparks. Back Row: Angela Johnson, Elizabeth Adams, Michael Key, Lindsay Ezell, Christina Harvey, Cory Jackson, Rita Butler. PHI ETA SIGMA Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society recognizes outstand- ing achievement among first- year students. Phi Eta Sigma was nationally founded in 1923 and was brought to this campus in 1974. This year, there were approximately 40 members with Dr. Oscar Beck serving as adviser. The organization was led by President Rachel Bobo, Vice-President Misty White, and Secretary Cheron Pitts. To become a member, a student must have a 3.5 GPA at some time during his or her freshmen year and have no more than 20 hours of trans- fer courses. PHI ETA SIGMA-Front Row: Michael Key, Leah McCreary. Allison Ayers, Lisa Holley, Carta Daniel, Rachel Taylor. Row 2: Elizabeth Adanis. Clay Hall. Beth Heliums, Kris Phillips, Christopher Dillard. Row :i: Mazine Sandlin, Holly King, Cory Jackson, .lulia Nelson, Lacey Howard, Heather Fortenberrj ' . Row 4: Melanie Sparks, Katrina McBrayer, Rachael Allbritten, Tracy Prestage, Tabitha Calhoun. Row .5: Lindsay Ezell, Amy Butler, Krista Walton, Mindy Jones. Row 6: Matthew Castleman, Lisa Ashe, Jill Griffin. Row 7: Leslie Buttram. Toby Eveland, George Thornton, Ashley Miles. Row 8: Christina Har ey, Brandi Lamon, Julie Humphries. Row 9: Blake Wilson, Aubrey Gandy, Angela Jolm.son. Back Row: Rachel Lugwaniry, Nancy Murphy, Leigh Inman Organizations 151 GAMMA BETA PHI • OMICRON DELTA KAPPA • PHI ALPHA • PHI KAPPA PHI A lasting achievement • • • A WELCOME TRADITION. Dr. (iaiy (ireoii greets luembeis at I ' lii Kappa Phi spiiiig initiation. Pliolo by Clan HallilT. i PHI KAPPA PHI Excellence in all academic disciplines is the basis of Phi Ka|)|)a Phi honor society. This ofganization is made up of juniors, seniofs, ai d j fa(iu- ate students vviio are of good ciiaracter and maintain a min- imum of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Piii Kappa Phi also elects members of the faculty and alumni to become members, and they award scholarships to sophomores based on merit and application. Members are initiated in both the fall and spring. GAMMA BETA PHI With the assistance of adviser Dr. Couch and jjresi- dent Jamie Sisk, (iamma Beta Phi strives to further the efforts of education through service projects and social activities. The members j)ar- ti(i])ate in stich cam|)us activ- ities as homecoming and community activiti( s such as (iirl Scout ' s Talent F xtravaganza each spring. Other board members of the organization were Beth (Jlass, Adrienne Hack worth, Meucum Alacah, Nicole Tucker, and .lidie Bittenbender. GAMMA BETA PHI-Fioiit liow: Julia Netsoii, Jill Griffin, Karia Feiker Slewail. How :i ' Jaime Si.sk, pre.sident; Adrienne IlaekwoHli, Jason Azheli, Row: Kce Cakniaka, O . e Caner, .Julie Kennedy, Whit Kennedy lieth Class, Mevcun Alacakir, De ' Aiuii Kli .abelh Stunipe, Veronica Hayles. liai 152 Organizations I ' lii Al|)ha Honor Socioty ' s irposc is to provide a close )ii(l among social work ijors. They also work to pro- ate lunnanitarian goals and eals on both tlu cainitus vv and in the coinniiinity. lis is accomplished tlu ' ough nd-raisers and volunlecM ' )rk. S()ni( of their volunteer PHI ALPHA work included particijjation in the Leo Festival and involve- ment in Sal ' ei)lace ' s Stride and Stroll fund-raiser. At Christinas, members of I ' hi Alpha worked to colkMt gifts for Salvation Army ' s Angel Ti ' ee Program which ])i-ovi ies gifts foi ' undeiprivi- leged children. As for guest speakers, Phi Alpha invited the (Jomniunity Service Committee to speak at a lun- cheon in the fall on tlie ser- vice ag( ncies within the com- munity. Dr. Margar( t Austin serves as the faculty adviser for Phi Alpha. PHI ALPHA-I- ' ii)iil lidw: T()l)i Mayes, IJiviKJa Swi k, picsidcnl; Dr. Marsarcl Austin, advisor. Bacl liow: .Janice Pace, Kim Wiley. OMICRON DELTA KAPPA-KionI Row: I)i. .lames Simpson, Misty Wliite, President Karia Fell ei ' , I5elliany lilanlon. Ba( k Row: Wade Wat kins. Dr. I ;irry Netson, Adviser Dr liill Stronj!- h 1 ■ i I f " J ■ mm OMICRON DELTA KAPPA Omicron Delta Kajipa ' s purpose is to honor students who have achieved excellence in scholarship and campus activities. This group works to bring wfdl-round(Mi students together from differeMit areas, and it allows them to work together for tlK improvement of the univ{ rsity. It also allows facult.v, staff, and stu- dents to be brought together on the basis of mutual int( r- est. Dr. Bill Strong serves as the adviser. I KAPPA PHI-FionI liow: Kri.sli Karr. Maifjarel Wilks. Dana Sniilli, Amy Crews-Oyeii. tJow 2: Wendi Layman, istie Harris, Misty Wliite, Tammy Tliompson, Suzanne { ' aiiiip. Row :!: I,inda Miskie, I auia Yancey, I aDoiina dford, Meliuiie Bradl ary. Row 4: Marie Huiren, .lanna Hill. .Ja.son Houston. Back Row: Dr Thomas A. Kkmaii, Dr. hard A. Hudihurg, Wade Walkiiis, Malt Coker, Wendy VViUkei. Organizations 153 ALPHA PSI OMEGA • TAU BETA SIGMA • KAPPA KAPPA PSI • KAPPA OMICRON NU • TEK A lasting achievement • • • ALPHA PSI OMEGA-Front Row: Jayne Jackson. Back Row: Jennifer Ingleright, president; Jeff Leide, B.D. Peac Steifon J. Passniore, Dr. O ' Connor, Dr Ruebhausen, Michael Reynolds, Steven Gross, Amber Joly, Amy Lambright. ALPHA PSI OMEGA Excellence in the theatre program is honored by Alpha Psi Omega. Members of Alpha Psi Omega are students who have performed in university drama productions and have made outstanding contribu- tions to the theatre program. Under the advisement of Dr. John O ' Connor, the group meets several times a year and inducts new members in the fall and spring. TAU BETA SIGMA Founded on this campus in 1983, the Eta Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma honors women who participate in the university band. This national honor sorority ' s members must be enrolled in band and exhibit a positive attitude. They also must complete an eight-week education pro- gram which is required before they are initiated. The members are very active in their organization by attending various conferences and conventions throughout the year. They also have social activities like a Christmas party and camping trips. Each April, Tau Beta Sigma hosts the Alabama State Band Festival. The adviser for the group is Dr. Edd Jones. KAPPA KAPPA PSI Kappa Kappa Psi was founded nationally in 1919, and it was established on this campus on April 29, 1988. Its purpose is to promote the existence and welfare of col- lege bands. This group honors the men of this campus who participate in the university band. Members are invited in the spring to join this presti- gious organization, and Dr. Edd Jones serves as the advis- er. TAU BETA SIGMA-Front Row: Carol Lawrence, Angle Knight, Amber Butte ' , Mindy Jones. Back Row: Heather Hill, Kim Hall, Jennifer Thomas, Vanessa Galin. 154 Organizations KAPPA KAPPA PSI-I- ' i(.iil Kow: Sid llcarri, Urandoii Ilaiicll, Mark McCluistiaii, Hid ford Hell Kow 2: Rodney Urowii, Bi ' njaiiiin Cliaiicy. Brad llanhack. How :i: Sam SIoukIi, Kric Kirkniari. Spciucr .loliiison, .Joseph Slallwoilli. Back Row: .lereiuy Driver, Mike lliilchiiis, and Mark Laiighlin. KAPPA OMICRON NU The Kappa Beta Bcia cliap- ter of Kappa Oniicron Nu was foiuuiecl on campus in May, 190.1. The purpose of the chib is to promote scholarship, (MX ' ourage intellectual devel- ojjment, and to assist in lead- ership development. This organization is open to stu- dents majoring in family and consumer services who are in the top 25% of their class. This year ' s president was Lisa Davis. The emphasis for the ' 95- ' 96 academic year was on " p]mpo vering Leaders. " The opportunities to its members. The chapt( r always awards one local scholarshij) and one national scholarship. This year the group sponsored the Human Environmental Sciences Department Christmas Party and collected paper products for Safeplace. Members also cooperated with other c;ami)us organiza- tions in providing beverages during the construction of the Habitat House and cross- stitching of " Lions " for the recently reopcMied Stone group offers a variety of Lodge. KAPPA OMICRON NU— Front Row: Patsy Rogers, Teresa Bradle.v. Back Row: Liicila Henao. Tail p]psilon Kappa is under the advisement of Dr. John O ' C ' onnor. According to Dr. O ' C onnor, the purpose of Tau F psilon Kappa is " to develop interest, skills, and artistic abilities in the field of theatre TAU EPSILON KAPPA technology, i)ey()nd the opportunities provid( (l in ordinary acadsMiiic courses. " The organization takes an important part in every event held at Norton Auditorium by helping with all the lighting and any special effects which are required for the presenta- tion. In the early spring, the students were involved in the lighting crew for the touring broadway production of " Crazy For You " which came to the university. TP]K mem- bers also assist with the spring and fall productions. This year, they were led by Sam Gross, president; Danny Wright, vice president; and Michael Reynolds, secretary treasurer. TAU EPSILON KAPPA-Front Row: Iliane Slraciier, .Jayiie .Jackson, .Julie Mogab, [)r. David Ruel)lieusen. Row 2: Sam (iross, .Jeremie Kinitey, Steven Gross. Back Row: Alice Gross, Kat Davis, Daniel Wriglit, Micliael Reynolds, Dr. Tom Ed Moore. Organizations 155 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Trom what we give ' The university ' s Habitat chapter takes the lead in building a house HABITAT FOR Hl ' MANITY-Fioiit Kow : Sli ' iihaiiic U) an, I ' aijjc Dniko, LaNcisha I ' oiimlcrs. Kclley ChafTiii. Kmily Snider, Lisa Rose. Row 2: (arnl Sccill, Janice (Ilor, adviser; { ' lystal Ilarhin, Kmily Myrick, I ' anla M (iee. Urooke Dean. Row :!: •Jennifer Wesley, president; Scott .lohnson. Klizahetli Stockard. Carrie- .■ niie Sims. Iren . yherkin, Chad Walker Back Row: .lay Skipworlh, Amanda Shannon. .Jonathan Summers, Alan (;a.stler, Krkan (iiisai, BUILDING DREAMS. Members of llahilat for lliimanily along with memhers of Ihe cojnmnnity work Ion;; hours on the weekends to help others realize the dream of owning a home F ' liolo by Pamela Hicks 156 Organizations The iiiiivorsity ' s Habitat lor umaiiity (Miaptor liad an xcitiiiM yt ' iii ' ' illi tlio first imial ciiarity auction as well the buildiiiji and (hMJication f ttu first houst " in whicii NA Habitat took on the l( a(l )le in sponsorship. Anticipation filled tlu oarts of tlu nuMubers of abilat for Humanity as thoy atched anxiously for the lart of the first annual harity Auction on Monday, pril 15, in the Performance enter of the GUC. University Habitat resident Jennifer Wesley lid, " Our goal was to be the ■ading sponsor of the partic- lar house in tlve fall. It will be le first time that the UNA abitat chapter has been in lis position and naturally we re very excited about the ossibilities. " Work toward the auction egan early in the semester ith the collection of materi- als to be donated. Members of the Habitat for lunnanity group spent many hours of their free time going to area l)usin( sses asking for mer- chandise. In all there were some 29 new items donated along with a few used materi- als. Some of the prize pack- ages auctioned were yard work, car washes, two free months of karate lessons and a mountain bike. Nearly $900 was raised by the auction. Habitat sponsor Janice Cilor said, " I was proud of the work that these young people did in preparing for this auction. " Dr. Rod Morgan, another sponsor, said, " I was extreme- ly pleased with the response and I look forward to next year. " After several months of preparation, the university ' s Habitat chapter moved on to the task of building the house which was the second that the chapter has worked on. On August 31, the chapter raised the walls on the house located at 910 Park Street in Florence. It was estimated that somewhere between 85 to 90 people came out on wall-raising day to help do the biggest part of the work. During the week b( fore, all of the walls were constructed and laid to the side in prepa- ration for wall-raising day. Not only were the walls raised, but the work crew also installed the roof preparing it to have the shingles placed on in the weeks to follow. On September 29, Habitat dedicated the house with the selected family. UNA Habitat Chapter President Wesley, of Midland, Texas, said, " I ' m extremely pleased with the aniount of help that we have had from the sponsoring organizations and the volunteers on this house. It makes me feel good to see that there are some people who ar( willing to give up a little of their time to helj) others. " Although the building of the house was the biggest goal of UNA ' S Habitat group this year, it was not the only thing that they were involved in. Habitat donated clothes left over from a charity yard sale to the Salvation Army and other local service groups. Habitat for Humanity also helped with the second annu- al " Shackin ' On Leo ' s Lawn " event in which the chapter president spoke and several members of the group attend- ed. By Jay Skipworth RECEIVING THE KEYS OF HOPE. Dpt)onali Tliomas smiles proudly as slie figlits back tears of joy after tiie Habitat for Humanity Dedication where the keys to her new home were presented. Photo by Christopher Rohling. TAKING A WELL-DESERVED BREAK. Janice Glor, the adviser of Habitat for Humanity, talks with Jennifer Wesley, Lisa Rose, Michael Lampe, and Brooke Dean about the work that they are doing on the house. Photo by lacey Howard. READY TO WORK. Senior Mark Senf lends his building skills to the Habitat for Huntanity project on a Saturday afternoon after the first week of school. Photo by Lacey Howard. Organizations 157 THE GIFT OF LIFE. Senator LeaJi McCreary helps the Red Cross and others by taking time to give blood. The blood drive was sponsored by the SGA. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. AN IMPORTANT MEETING. Marshall Parrish, Adam McCook, and Jason Watson focus on their note taking abilities at the weekly SGA meeting. Photo by Ben Petersen. STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSO- CIATION-Front Row: Kelley Chaffin, C hasity Fisher, Cheron Pitts, Lisa HoUey, Carla Daniel. Row 2: Kellee Reed, Leah Mc eary, Leanne Grisham, Karla Felker. Row 3: Melinda Waldrop, Gloria Hogan, Jaime Sisk. Row 4: Kat Davis, Tiffany Carter, Jennifer Steffen, Beth Glass, Scott Johnson. Row .5: Greg Lard, Misty Scott, Jeremy Baham, Chad Walker. Row 6: Toby Eveland, Tolga Sagiroglu, Marshall Parrish. Row 7: Jim Page, Michael McClung, Eric Harvey. Back Row: Matthew Schmitz. 158 Organizations STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Aiming to please The SGA strives to keep stuoents happy KEEPING AN OPEN MIND. SGA Officers Kellee Reed and Jeremy Baham discuss important campus issues as Heidie Liiidsey offers her advice. Photo by Ben Petersen. The Student (Soveriimeiit Association acts as the students ' voice for the university. It pro- motes cooperation, unity, sup- port, and worthwhile activities of stiid( nt life. This year ' s S(5A members w( ro active throughout the year with many projects. The SCiA held the thirst Annual Parents Weekend on September 27-28. Events held include a barbecue on the amphitheatre lawn, a guid( d tour of campus, and finished with a football game at Braly Stadium. " It gave students a chance to show their parents their home away from home, here at UNA, " said President Jennifer Steffen. The event was very successful, with over one-hundred parents participating in the weekend of festivities. Even thougli it was the first event of its kind here on cami)us, many other universities in the state conchict similar events each year. To make commurticatioti to the S(!A from students easier, the SGA promoted the Gripe Line. Said President Steffen, " The purjiose of the (Jripe Line is so that students who can ' t attend the SGA meetings or do not want to attend the SGA meetings for whatever reason, can voice their opinions on what they would like to see done by the SGA. " Along with the Gripe Line, the SGA also installed an e-mail address for students to voice concierns: sgaCa iinaalpha. una.edu. The stiident welfare commit- tee of SGA conducted a survey of concerns of the student body. One of the major concerns was safety and lighting at night. The SGA worked with the public safe- ty d( partmeiit to try to establish a solution to this problem. Also Denise Murtha, the committee chair, worked to form a support group for the physically c:hal- lenged. During Disabilities Awareness Week, the SGA planned many activities to edu- cate students about difficulties that disabl( (l students encounter every day. During the homecoming queen election, the SGA placed a referendum on the ballot. The referendum would raise tuition two dollars, allocating the speci- fied money to the university band. The students voted 385 to 143 iit favor of the referendum. " Currently, the equipment bud- get for the UNA Bands is a state wide joke among those who know the difference. High schools and junior colleges have better instruments and even have enough uniforms to fit their bands, a luxury we cait ' t afford. Conversely, the UNA Marching Band is known as one of the best anywhere, " said band member David Yaters. The ultimate deci- sion on the tuition increase is the university ' s Board of Trustees responsibility. The SGA also brought a new insurance program to campus this year. During this past sum- mer. Treasurer Melinda Waldrop scouted insurance companies and decided on the best one. " We needed an insurance company that was more user friendly, " said President Steffen. With the new insurance policy, students have more coverage and the c:overage is available for use after gradua- tion. Shawn Sheehan, elected vice president in spring of l!)9fi for the 96-97 year, did not return to the university the following semester, therefore the office of vice president was left vacant. In a special election held October 1, Kellee Reed was elected to the position. The executive officers of the SGA for the 1996-97 y( ar were Jennifer Steffen, president; Kellee Reed, vice-president; Jeremy Baham, pro-temp; Karla Felker, secretary; Melinda Waldrop, treasurer. By Kevin Whisenant LEADING THE CAMPUS. Student Government Association President Jennifer Steffen opens each meeting by discussing the agenda for the day. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. Organizations 159 UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL Entertaining the campus The UPC brings unique events to students Listening to samples of music, screening videos of comedians, and planning upcoming campus events are all important parts of any given University Program Council meeting. Each Thursday afternoon, representatives of the UPC met to discuss and work on bringifig exciting entertainers aind interesting events to campus. The University Program Council sponsors or helps with large campus events like Spring Fling, Miss UNA, Homecoming, and Step Sing. These major activ- ities take many hours of planning and dedication by the members, but the UPC does even more than these undertakings. They were responsible for the other special events which occur on campus. At least once a month the University Program Council offered free movies to the cam- pus community. Such block- buster hits like " Twister " and " The Rock " were shown in the Performance Center to offer stu- dents more of a " movie theatre experience. " On Halloween, many students gathered in the Memorial Amphitheatre to see " Dazed and Confused " on a drive- in movie screen. The council continued in its quest for bringing newcomers and well-known performers of the entertainment industry to campus. In April, students were entertained by Barry Williams who presented a lecture entitled " Growing Up Brady ... 1 Was a Teenage Greg. " They also brought hypnotist Tom Deluca to the campus for Spring Fling. " The Back to School Bash " kicked off the fall semester and featured such local acts like " Mind Station, " " Jarmains, " " Wednesdays, " " Slave Camp, " " Fiddleworms, " " Riot City Carnival, " and " Nine Volt Velvet. " The event was held in honor of STEPPING FOR THE CROWD. The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha per- form their routine for a packed Norton Auditorium at Step Show. Step Show, a UPC sponsored event, was a part of Homecoming week. Photo by Chris Rohling. the late Chris Quillen who was a student of the university and a member of the " Fiddleworms. " In October, the UPC brought singer Dee Cartensen to the Performance Center for a free concert which was attended by many students. Cartensen ' s style is both jazz and folk, and the instrument which accompanies her is the harp. The UPC also focused on an important problem which affects the campus and colleges nation- wide-alcohol abuse by students. " Alcohol Awareness Week " was held from October 21- October 24 with activities such as a mock car accident which was staged in front of the University Center. Many students watched this realistic accident which reminded students of the conse- quences of drinking and driving. The week also brought comedian Steve Matuszak to campus who incorporates i ssues like alcohol awareness into his comedic rou- tine. Lectures were also an impor- tant part of the UPC ' s program- ming which included a presenta- tion in March by Bob Harris on " Freedom Under Fire. " Harris discussed government secrets and coverups in the United States. Sharon Lund also visited the campus in December with her moving lecture about living with the HlV AlDS virus. The University Program Council worked to get opinions from students from all organiza- tions on campus. The UPC enforced a tougher attendance policy, and the results were evi- dent at all meetings. Meetin were well-attended by studer which caused more to be accoi plished on campus. Kat Davis served as preside of the UPC and Heidie Lindsi acted as adviser. By Allison Stai MAKING IMPORTANT CHOICES. The members of the University Progrs Council discuss and vote on many issues concerning campus entertainmei Photo by Pamela Hicks. 160 Organizations UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUN- CIL-Front Row: Marshall Parrish, Kellee Reed, Melinda Waldrop, Karla Felker, Kat Davis, Jennifer Steffen, Krissie Singleton, Christian Farley, Veronica Schelles, Jennifer Spiller, Hannah Gentry. Row 2: Steve Lewis, Eric Harvey, Ty Beard, Stephanie Logan. Row 2 1 2: Lisa Thompson, Leah McCreary, Brandi Lamon, Monica Webb, Irem Aybeekin, Elizabeth Stockard, Julie Doss, Ashley Miles, Christian Fuentes Row 3: Wendy Warner, Greg Lard, Alan Gastler, Erkan Gusar, LaNeisha Pounders, Cassidy Onerby. Row 4: (aria Daniel, Greg Provence, Lisa HoUey, Will Greene, Maury Davis, Whit Kennedy, Juan Santiago, Jr., Billy Long, Scott Turner, Misti Campbell. Back Row: JuUe Kennedy, Sam Gross, Steifon J. Passmore, Chris Graham, Gerald Williams, Mike Barkhuff, Rodney Hester, Pam Bowling, Marie Hurren, Stephanie Haynes. WELCOME BACK. Marcus Reeder of the band Slave Camp entertains the crowd at the " Back to School Bash " held by the UPC in honor of Chris Quillen. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. Organizations 161 LAGRANGE SOCIETY Dedicated to Service These men and women are the " official hosts and hostesses of the university LAGRANGE SOCIETY-Fiont Row: Kaclicl Boho, Amelia ()w(mi, Kristi (iiHxIi, Mi.sly While. Suzanne Veager, Alina Blakely, Allison Ayers, Cheion I ' ilts. Karia Felkei. Jennifer Pniitt, Tera Riiliardson. How 2: Jason FXans, Morris Mall, Bethany Blanton, Kal Davis, Jamie Sisk, Beth (ilass, Melinda Waldrop, Sunshine Shnmale, Charlita Sims, Melanie llargett. Back Row: Brent Collins, Scolty Cargile. Wiley Wright, Michael Ke.v. Warren Fowler, I.aiie Siddall. Wade Wat kins, Blake McDaniel, Jennifer St ' ffcn. Jill Bishop. A BIRTHDAY ( ELEBRATION I iCirange Society ' s Melanie Ilargett. Amelia Owen. Rachel Boho, and Kristi Steele provide reticshnients for menihers of the lomnninity lnr- ing Ia-o lis Binhday I ' arlv, I ' hoto hy Clancy Ratliff 162 Organizations ASSUMING THEIR DUTIES. Allison Ayers and Wiley Wright wait for their opportunity to collect donations for Leo II. They also serve as ushers at all home games. Photo by Pamela Hicks. When prospective students visit the university, it is impor- tant that they receive an excellent first impression of the cam- pus and the students. This impression begins with the hosts and hostesses of the university who are collectively known as the LaGrange Society. Members serve the campus on a daily basis by giving campus tours and by being available to answer questions at the information desk in Bibb Graves Hall. Besides serving the campus on a day-to-day basis, the group serves as ushers at all home football games. One of their main priorities is sponsoring Leo II, and they collect money at foot- ball games for Leo ll ' s care. In a more formal aspect, they serve as official hosts and hostesses at presidential receptions and at other V.I. P. func- tions for the university. The group ' s duties are extended beyond on-campus events because the members often accom- pany admissions counselors on recruiting trips. The LaGrange Society members take their job as recruiters very seriously. Brent Collins, who is in his third year as a LaGrange Society member, said, " I think we play an integral part in the recruitment of students. " This opinion is also echoed by second-year member Jamie Sisk whose favorite part of LaGrange Society is meeting future students. Sisk said, " I love UNA so much. I want everyone to be a part of this great experience and come to school here. " The LaGrange Society was once known as the Golden Girls and Ambassadors, but in 1993, the name was altered as a trib- ute to the university ' s first name which was LaGrange College. Now, with the use of only one name for the group, members are equal rather than distinguished by their gender. Members of the LaGrange Society are selected to serve dur- ing the spring, and they must have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 on a 4.00 scale. The students must be full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors to be eligible for the position. During the selection process, they are interviewed by a group university delegates and they participate in skits designed to test their ability as guides or hosts for the campus. Students who are in the LaGrange Society are easily noticed on-campus and off-campus because of their two uniforms. Their casual uniform which consists of a purple golf shirt or purple sweatshirt is for school hours. The formal attire for the group is a purple suit for the ladies, and the men wear a navy blazer and tie. The members of the LaGrange Society play a vital part of the positive image that exists on this campus. The men and women of the LaGrange Society strive to be an honorable and dedicated group, and they always succeed. By Allison Stack and Lacy Pettus WATCHING THE CROWD. Jill Bishop, a LaGrange Society member, pauses while waiting to collect funds for Leo ll ' s care at the Homecoming game. Photo by Pamela Hicks. Organizations 163 PRIDE OF DIXIE Tradition marches on The marching band displays its showmanship Without question, one of the most entertaining elements of a college football game is the marching band. The spirit that the Pride of Dixie displays through its music is important in raising the fans ' enthusiasm for the game. The Pride of Dixie, consist- ing of over one hundred-fifty members, is one of the largest and finest in the university ' s history. Much of the growth has been attributed to the regional exhibitions that the band has participated in the past three years. During the fail semester, the band traveled to shows which included the " Winston County Night of Bands, " and the " Greenhill Open Marching Festival. " These events aid in the growth of the Pride of Dixie because they serve as an excel- lent recruiting tool by gather- ing attention for the universi- ty ' s band. Hundreds of poten- tial band members from area high schools attend these spe- cial shows. Both students and parents critique the Pride of Dixie at such events. The exhi- bitions help students make the important decision as to what band that they would like to play for in college. Another ingredient to the band ' s success is the leader- ship. The band is directed by Dr. Edd Jones, who is in his nineteenth year as the director of the bands. Lloyd Jones, an alumnus, and percussionist David Waters also worked with Dr. Jones to choose the music, write drill designs, and select parts for the band to play. Together, with the help of Drum Major Joseph Stallworth and the auxiliary groups, they work to produce the lively sounds and sights of the marching band. The band serves as an important spirit builder for the BENDING OVER BACKWARDS. In order to get the best sounds possible from his trumpet, soloist Eric Kirkman put everything into his perfonnance with the Pride of Dixie. Photo by Chuck Bray. 164 Organizations owd at football games by aying fun songs during the me like " The Macarena " and , theme songs. " Happy Days e Here Again, " kicked off the ever-popular half-time show. Other songs of the show includ- ed " Cherokee, " " Summertime, " and " Big Noise, " by Winnetka. " El Pragnato Gato " was the out- standing percussion feature. " C-Jam Blues " finished the set for the band. The Pride of Dixie is not the only musical organization on campus. There is also a concert and jazz band. The concert band performs at least one con- cert during the spring semes- ter, whereas the jazz band per- forms many times throughout the school year. Both bands enjoyed an honor during the early spring which may become a tradition: an invitation to per- form for the Alabama Music Educators Convention. The convention, which was held at Auburn University, only invites a concert jazz band from one university. The three types of bands on this campus offer its members exposure to a variety of types of music and performance situ - ations. The Pride of Dixie offers the University and com- munity many opportunities to enjoy fine musicianship and terrific shows. By Eva Parrish ALL THAT BRASS. The large tuba section makes up an important part of the band as they travel through the downtown area during Homecoming. Photo by Shannon Wells. TTING THE PACE. Drum M or Joseph Stallworth leads the Pride of ie through the streets of Florence for the Homecoming Parade. Photo by innon Wells. THE BEAT GOES ON. A member of the percussion section does his part to keep the rhythm of the band alive during hsilf-time. Photo by Chuck Bray. Organizations 165 FLAG CORPS • LIONETTES • MAJORETTES Making a grand entrance The auxiliary units continue to impress the crowd During a season of nail-bit- ing football games, half-time provides an entertaining break from the action. Lions ' fans always look forward to the time when the Pride of Dixie and the units step onto the field to amaze and ener- gize the crowd. The auxiliary units make up a vital section of the Pride of Dixie which is to provide lots of smiles and dance moves which help com- plete a successful and impres- sive half-time show. This season ' s Lionettes, flag line, majorettes, and fea- ture twirlers have helped make this year ' s half-time entertainment some of the finest ever. Every season, the auxiliary units work long hours over the summer to perfect their upcoming presentation. When the fall semester begins, the auxiliary units continue to practice their routines six days a week with the march- ing band. Due to this rigorous schedule, the women of the auxiliary often give up many after school activities so that they are free to devote their spare time to the band. " Being a Lionette has been one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, experiences of my life, " said Lindsay Peery. " Even though we all must endure hours of practice, the satisfaction at a performance is worth it. " The total number of auxil- iaries on the field grew this year. The Lionettes expanded from eighteen to twenty-two members; the flag line grew from eight girls to ten, and the majorettes have twelve members. Two feature twirlers, Jennifer Neskaug and Jeanna Barrett, returned for another year of assisting the auxiliary units in enter- taining the crowd during the half-time performance. Majorette Gina Baker said, " I love twirling for UNA! The excitement and exhilaration of performing for such large crowds is pure satisfaction. " Working with the band, coordinating dances, moves, and music is more than a hobby or even a job; it is an art. Freshman flag line member Carolyn King said " Being a part of the UNA flag line has taken my knowledge about performing to another level. " This season ' s auxiliaries have worked very hard to perfect this work of art and perform with absolute precision. All members of the auxil- iary units strive to provide the crowd with an entertaining show. In the end, the hard work and long practices paid off, the show came together, and half-time was a spectacu- lar performance as always. By Christy Harvey STRIKE A POSE. Lionette Allison Smith (opposite page) entertains tl crowd at a during half-time. Photo by Christopher Rohling. FLAG LINE-Front Row: Lori Deitz, Gina Yeager, Angelia Casey. Back Re Shellie Ballard, Caroline King, DeShawnus Kean, Laurie Willich, Marsl Bommann. DISPLAVING HER TALENTS. Angelia Casey, a member of the Flag Lint marches in the Homecoming Parade in downtown Florence. Photo bj Shannon Wells. 166 Organizations !8K M " t 7f M} ' ' 1 i ' mm ( V i i A MOMENT TO SHINE. Jana Hipp, a m orette, takes pride in per- foniiing for the crowd who gathered to watch the Homecoming Parade. Photo by Shannon Wells. MAJORETTES-Front Row: Amber Rice, Gina Baker, Anna Mulhns, Amy Gist. Back Row: Hayley Malone, Lorrie Garrison, Brandi Kizzire, Jana Hipp. Misty Hutto, Tabitha Brown, Shawn Romine, Mary Ann Palmer LIONETTES-Front Row: Samantha Larson, Jactiueline .Jackson, Christy Harvey, Tristen Young, Tracy Harrison, Ainy Evans, Chrissie Scott, Jaselyn .Johnson, Allison Smith. Back Row: Susan Seeley, Stephanie Irons, Monica Parrish, Lee Underwood, Rebekah Bevis, Jenny Vickery, Megan Vickery, Tara Ileline, Lindsey Perry, Quintina Turner, Holly King, Misty Sharp, Audrey Tippett. Organizations 167 UNA COLLEGIATE SINGERS The group known as UNA Collegiate Singers is an orga- nization centered around stu- dents ' musical talents. The purpose of the group is to perform high quality choral music and to represent the university at home as well as on tour. They travel to cities such as Cincinnati and Chicago for their perfor- mances. The organization par- ticipates in many activities such as the Homecoming Spirit Challenge and several fund raisers throughout the year. The adviser for the group is Dr. Prowse and Remi Newhouse served as presi- dent. CHAMBER SINGERS-Front Row: Angle Lawrence, Elizabeth Beck, Heather Fischer, Dr. Robert Prowse, adviser, Betty Baddley, Jason Thrasher Row 3: Kat Davis, Myra Webb, Mark Goree. Back Row: Eric Wlninger THE VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a group of students who per- form for the public on and off ' campus. The group repre- sents the university with their performances of a variety of jazz music. Prospective mem- bers go through a selection process. Once members of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, stu- dents have the opportunity to display their talent at highly publicized events such as the W.C. Handy Festival. This group also performs not only in the North Alabama area, but also in several locations around the southeast. VOCAL JAZZ-Front Row: Maury Davis, Brett Gibson, Chason Farris. Row 2: .Jennifer Rouland, Andl Bray. Row 3: Myra L. Webb, Rachel Wilson. Back Row: Jeremiah Hill, Peter Avallone, Dr Robert Prowse. CHAMBER CHOIR The Chamber Choir is a and spring of each year, group of talented students chosen from those who par- ticipate in Collegiate Singers. The group displays their tal- ent by performing in concerts held on campus during the fall For their performanc the group chooses pieces t are written especially : small choirs. The grou adviser is Dr. Prowse. UNIVERSITY CHORALE The University Chorale is a chorus of men and women who share an interest in music. This organization is open to any student who wants to improve singing skills, learn about vocal music, and meet others with a common interest in music. The group performs during concerts held on campus each fall and spring and also performs publicly with other campus music groups. The director of University Chorale is Dr. Robert Prowse. UNIVERSITY CHORALE-Front Row: Amy Lee, Hope Landsdell, Jamie Wallace, Kelley Chaffin, Janet Choate, J Wright, Gia Pitcock, Greg Danehower Row 2: Nicole Telck, Ahcla Hornbuckle, Chonda Woods, Jason Guy, Ke Hammer, Ken Hamilton, Marcus Thompson. Row 3: Carta Gillespie, Leslie Prudhomme, Jaime Andrews, Shea Hunt Laurel Hudson, Dr Robert Prowse, adviser Row 4: Andrea Murphy, Jam! Sims, Julie Askew, Kim Ross, Jason Staffoi Back Row: Greg James, Blake Harper, Daniel Beard, Rabon Dotson. 168 Organizations JAZZ • CHAMBER SINGERS • CHORALE • ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY • COLLEGIATES A measure of talent Organizations bring together students with music iJTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION-Front Row: Jerry Bundy, Leah McCreary, Anthony Anderson, Kat ivis. Kelly Butler. Back Row: Marcus Thompson, Scott Turner, Bret Miller, Jeremy Stephens, Russ Randolph, Billy ng. ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION The Entertainment Industry Association allows students interested in all expects of the entertainment industry to obtain as much hands-on experience and networking opportunities as possible during their college career. Members of the EIA were extremely busy this year with T-shirt sales, field trips, and Homecoming. Some students learned more about their field by working in local recording stu- dios. Others gained experience by serving as backstage technical assistants at both on and off campus events. The group held monthly meetings which includ- ed many lecturers such as George " Goober " Lindsay, John Briggs of ASCAP, and John Messina of Theatrical Lighting Systems. The adviser for the Entertainment Industry Association is Dr. Newton J. Collins. LLEGIATE SINGERS-Front Row: Jennifer Rowland, Erika Mayfield, irissa Johnson, Kelly Butler, Suzanne Quillen, Angle Lawrence, Melinda xl, Elizabeth Beck, Rachel Wilson, Eric Wininger, Jennifer, Rutledge, Brett son. Dr. Robert Prowse, adviser. Row 2: Jeremy Wicks, Shaimon Sanders, ger Harrison, Leslie Raper, Amy Butler, Jennifer Cobb, Maury Davis, Chason Farris, Andi Bray, Scott Johnson, Heather Fischer, Anna White, Daniel Harris. Row 3: Remi Newhouse, Jason Thrasher, Betty Baddley, Krista Walton, Kristie Holland. Back Row: Brandi Pennington, Laurie Wellich, Misty Frazier, Cade Farris, Jana Tucker, Eric Harvey, Matt Castleman, Sally Shults, Leah McCreary, Kat Davis, Myra L. Webb, James York, Mark Goree. Organizations 169 ALPHA CHI • HES • P.E. MAJORS • K-6 A valuable experience Departmental organizations give students more opportunities to learn ALPHA CHI Alpha ( " hi is an organization for students majoring in account- ing. It offers its members many opportunities to interact with [irofessional accountants and to enrich the accounting curricuhini on campus. Members of Alpha Chi have the opportunity month- ly to attend the Institute of Managerial Accountants meet- ings and the Certified Public Accountants meetings which are held at Dale ' s Restaurant. During the fall, Alpha Chi sold Homecoming mum arrangements to local businesses as a fund-rais- er. Each spring, members attend a scholarship and awards ban- quet which is given by the Institute of Managerial Accountants. This year ' s officers included Marie Hurren, presi- dent; Gloria Hall, vice president; Sherry Emmons, treasurer; and Jennifer Pope, secretary. Dr. Jerry Ferry and Mrs. Lorraine Glasscock served as faculty aflvisers. HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Human Environmental Sciences Club is for human envi- ronmental science majors and minors and others who express an interest to promote leadership for the future. In the spring, members attended the state meeting of the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Perdido Beach. Hollie Lanier was ( lected president for the Pre-profession- al Graduate Section. This fail the club hosted the Slate Leadershij) Conference. Mem bers designed and sold Homecoming T-shirts. In the fall, the group ' s guest speaker was Lisa Hogan, din-dor for Southern Living Cooking School. Her topic include careers at Southern Living. Thi.s year ' s officers were Hollie Lanier, president; Julie Bittenbender, vice president; Tawanna Nash, secretary; Gay la Nixon, treasur- er; and Teresa Bradley, reporter. Dr. Kay Abbott is the faculty adviser. ALPHA CHI-Front Row: Gloria Hall, Sallie Kimbrough, Allison Stack, Shelly Fuller, Rettia Stanfield, Chandra Hudsc Row 2: Yvonne Craig, Susan McCreless, Jill Beam, Anita Holcombe, Alana Kelly, Baina Craft, April Joiner. Row Juanita Juarez, Jenny Moore, Jennifer Pope. Row 4: Angelique Kizer, Rita Butler, Jennifer Boyle, Andrea Murphy, Te Sinuns, Marie Hurren, president; Dr. Jerry Ferry, adviser. Back Row: Lorraine Glasscock, adviser; Jason Chambe: Tracy Burcham, Jarod Massey, and Vickie Young. k. :msi% HUM. 1 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES CLUB-Front Row: Pam Foster, Julie Bittenbender, Teresa Bradley, HoU Lanier, , lent, Gay la Nixon. Row 2: Kay Abbott, Melonie Stanfield, Marsha Hill, Lee Underwood, Kristi Tapp, Kii Bullingtoi rk Row: Steve Boyd, Ashley Doerflinger, Amanda Thompson, Julie Davis, Gretchen Hinds. 170 Organizations OKING FOR A CAUSE. Human Environmental Science m ors leam V to prepare healthy and tasty dishes in their nutrition class. Photo by innon Wells. PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJORS CLUB The P. E. Majors Club works to broaden the knowledge and experiences of the students by developing objectives and goals for them which include lifetime fitness, wellness, and lifestyle management. The club provides P.E. Majors with opportunities for professional growth in local, state, and national organizations, and the members also participate in meaningful recreation experi- ences. This year, the group attended district, state, and national conventions. During the fall, they worked in the conces- sion stand at the home volleyball and basketball games to raise money for their organization. At Halloween, the group visited chil- dren in the hospital and brought them gifts. In November, they held a Thanksgiving dinner for faculty and retired staff of the university. Throughout the year, the group maintained this busy schedule which benefited others and provided many exciting opportunities for its members. Don McBrayer and Kathy Price served as the advisers for the P.E. Majors Club. PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJORS CLUB-Front Row: Km Story, Jeanna Barrett, Tina Walter. Row 2: Joe Tinsley, Monica Webb, Sandi Cox. Back Row: Brantly Cain. K-6 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION K-6 Professional Organization provides a means to encourage interaction among Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education majors. The purpose of this organization is to have a forum for disseminating informa- tion relative to the teaching pro- fession. The group also promotes professionalism and excellence in the teaching profession. Guest speakers for the group were John O ' Conner and Mike Owen. O ' Conner spoke about using the voice in teaching and Owen spoke on interviewing skills. Co- sponsors were Dr. Janice Myhan and Dr. Nancy Upchurch. This year ' s officers were Richard Hardison, president; Kristi Gooch, vice president; and Carla Aycock, secretary. ;| PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION-Front Row: Heather Fortenberry, Lisa Ashe, Laura Beth Crump, Danette I )w, Myra Pruet, Dawn Schlagheck, Nancy Upchurch, Patrice Jones, Anna Wilson. Row 2: Hayley Malone, Christina li ey, Lisa James, Deneal Stricklin, Romie Smith-Phillips, Trisha Dowdy, Janeann Bolinger. Row 3: Kaci Cagle, Shana 1 ler, Cristel Malone, Sallye Rowe, Jana Beth Foster, Kristi Gooch. Row 4: Veronica Bayles, Heather Cain, Christy ' i iks, Angie Barker, Dana Pendley. Back Row: Christie Tucker, Janice Myhan, sponsor, Richard Hardison, president; ! a Jane Jenkins, Jeff Wright, Carrie Lambert. Organizations 171 CIS CLUB • PHI BETA LAMBDA • SOCIAL WORK ORGANIZATION • STUDENT NURSES • PRCA A valuable experience • • • CIS DPM ASSOCIATION-Front Row: David Baker, president, Angi Williams, Kristi Terry, Rettia Stanfield. Row 2: Banessa Anderson, Kare Woodstock, Julie McAfee, Linda Johnson. Back Row: Travis Blunt, Danii Smith, Bob Sweeney, Shirley Grimes. COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS CLUB The CIS DPMA Club pro- trip to a local computer cen- vides an outlet for Computer Information Systems majors to meet and socialize, and it offers career development activities to its members. This year, the club raised needed funds by selling flop- py disks to the CIS classes. The group also took a field ter at Martin Industries. During their monthly meet- ings, they often featured speakers like Bev Cheney, the university ' s director of career services. Cheney stressed the need for students to look at all of their options of employ- ment in the CIS area. PHI BETA LAMBDA Phi Beta Lambda is an organization which consists of students who are interested in careers of business or busi- ness education. The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda is to bring business and education together into a positive work- ing relationship through inno- vative leadership and career development programs. The main fundraiser for the group was selling Homecoming T- shirts in the GUC during October. Profits were used to compete in various areas of business at the state level where thirteen students received first place awards. These students, accompanied by Donna Yancey, faculty adviser, attended the national competition in Washington, D.C. At the competition, Jerry Pruitt placed second in the PHI BETA LAMBDA-Front Row: Stefan Rainer, Gordon Parks, Robert Strickland, Paul Maddox, Jeff Collins. Row 2: Cori Fuller, Trisha Hudson, Chandia Hudson, Angela Bishop, Jeremy Hovater. Row 3; Donna Yancey, adviser; Shirley Grimes, Tara Knowles, Amanda Curtis, Irem Aybeekin, Elizabeth Stumpe. Back Row: Mike Barkhuff, Halal Derici, Whit Kennedy, James Cox, Brian O ' Neal, Anthony Tucker, Allison Stack. 172 Organizations nation in Business Law and Angela Bishop received third place in Desktop Publishing. The chapter was also recog- nized as a " Gold Seal Chapter " for having completed ten major activities during the year in community service, business networking, and stu- dent activities. HANDLE WITH CARE. This nurs- ing student uses extra care while she inserts a needle into her patient ' s arm. Photo by Shannon Wells. SOCIAL WORK ORGANIZA- TION-Front Row: Je.sse Kennedy, Malory Burriss, Stephen Woodson, Brandy Olniowski, Pier ( ' osley, Pierson Cosley. Row 2: Julie Kennedy, Lee Burriss, Kim Roye, Lori Harelson, Elisha Ca-sey, Tamra McKinney. Row :i: Marcus Stovall, Jennifer Spiller, Kelly Terry, Janice Pace, Deborah Wilson. Back Row: Janice Hammock, Andre Cosley, Debbie Kenyon, Anna Lee, Teri Norris, Mitzi Black, Don Magel. SOCIAL WORK - ORGANIZATION The Social Work Organization ' s purpose is to help social work majors func- tion more effectively within the environment of the uni- versity and in the community. It also helps students gain insight into the professional application of social work practice. In October, the group participated in Shackin ' on Leo ' s Lawn, the Chili Cook-Off in the GUC, and Homecoming. Besides their busy on-campus schedule, the SWO made time for oth- ers by participating in three charitable parties at Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The members worked to make the campus aware of their organization by having an SWO Day. Throughout the year, the group held meetings which featured guest speakers who discussed topics such as domestic violence and mental illness. The adviser for the Social Work Organization is Dr. Don Magel. Lie RELATIONS COUNCIL OF ALABAMA-Front Row: Kristi Steele, nica Wilder. Back Row: Lisa Darnell, adviser; Julie Doss, Rachel Bobo, tochel Lull. PUBLIC RELATIONS COUNCIL OF ALABAMA STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION ' ubiic Relations Council of )ama (PRCA) is an organi- )n that is open to any stu- : who is a communications )r or simply interested in field of public relations, group of thirty-five mem- bers meets once every two weeks and invites guest speakers to campus that speak on how to advance in a public relations career. Lisa Darnell is the faculty adviser for PRCA. The Student Nurses Association ' s purpose is to con- tribute to the education of nursing majors and pre-nursing students by providing programs about cur- rent topics which are important to their field. Members of SNA take part in many activities which include rais- ing funds for such charities as Hospice through bake sales and raffles. The group not only raises money for local charities, but they also offer their time and nursing skills to people in the community who are terminally-ill. The advis- ers for the Student Nurses Association are Cathy Malone, Wanda Bradford, and Alyce Brown. Organizations 173 AD FED • AERHO • AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY • SOCIOLOGY CLUB • TRI-BETA A valuable experience • • • ALPHA EPSILON RHO Founded in 1981, the broad- casting society of Alpha Epsilon Rho is for students who are studying in the department of communications and theatre or for those who are just interested in the area. AERho strives to pro- vide a link between the academic and professional worlds of com- munications. It also works to pre- pare the members for their career by providing opportunities for interaction with media pro- fessionals. In the spring, AERho brought alumnus Mark Thompson of the famous " Mark and Brian Morning Show " to campus to talk about his life as a deejay on the radio and his work in television. AERho members attended the National Broadcasting Society National Convention in Los Angeles, California. The group also supports Tourette ' s Syndrome as its philanthropy and they support this charity through fundraisers and by pro- moting public awareness. The adviser of the group is Dr. Edward Foote. ALPHA EPSILON RHO-FYont Row: Lori Cason, Julie Doss, Jennifer Ingleright, Dr. Janet McMuUen, Melissa Hod Carrie Wells. Row 2: Greg Privett, President Tyler Greer, Melinda Van Rensselaer, Adviser Edward Foote. Back Re Billy Long, Brian Mercer, Steifon Passmore, Jason Staggs, Bob Amerson. ADVERTISING FEDERATION-Front Row: Irene Ayberkin, Mlsti Campbell, president. Row 2: April Bolan, Nil Vaughn, Ashlea Christy, Cori Fuller. Row 3: Sheree Bramlett, Annette Harper, Amanda Curtis. Back Row: Ismail Uzdil, Whit Kennedy, Keith Absher. ADVERTISING FEDERATION Under the advisement of Dr. Keith Absher, the Advertising Federation works to offer its members valuable experience in the field of advertising and busi- ness. This year, the group encouraged its members to exhibit their leadership skills by taking on projects from both the campus and the community. The members of ADFed are from many academic programs which include commercial arts, com- mercial music, audio visual, pub- lic relations and marketing. The group met monthly, and their meetings featured a variety pro- fessional speakers. COVERING THE CAMPUS. Alpha Epsilon Rho member Greg Privett, reporter for WOWL-TV, focuses his camera during a Board of Trustees met ing. Photo by Shannon Wells. 174 Organizations AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY The American Chemical iciety is an organization lich is for students who are ijoring in Chemistry and iustrial Hygiene. Members of ACS enjoyed social func- tions throughout the year. Their meetings were held on a monthly basis and featured guest speakers who discussed such topics as job options for chemistry and industrial hygiene majors. The group also performed a number of special projects in the com- A BETA BETA-Front Row: Jamie Cain, Mary Leigh Grissom, president, Banu Elibol, Nani Cooper, DeAndra Stewart. Row irl Senf, Jill Bishop, Michelle Eckl, Terri Pruitt, Kim Hoyle. Row 3: Briana Barnes, Jason Azbell, Jonathan Summers, Dustin ly, Shirley Mitcham. Back Row; Dr. Donald Roush, adviser, David Gifford, Paige Sibley, Rodney Beasley. munity. The adviser of ACS is Dr. Thomas Ekman. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCI- ETY-Front Row: Dr. Michael Moeller, Mark Dover, Angela Anderson, Terri Pruitt, Michelle Eckl. Row 2: Krista Walton, Mary Leigh Grissom, Chris Dillard, Joshua Kelley. Back Row: Dr. Thomas Ekman, Jason Azbell, Emily Myrick, Sam Gross. SOCIOLOGY CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB Founded in 1985, the Sociology Criminal Justice Club works to increase faculty student interaction outside the classroom and to broaden the knowledge of students in this field. Members of the club participated in field trips to South Central Correctional Facility in Clifton, Tenn., and Hamilton A and 1 Center (prison for aged and infirm) in Hamilton. The group also held social activities which included picnics during both the spring and fall semesters. The group was also involved in on-campus activities which included Organizations Day in September and Homecoming activities in October. Officers for the club were Amy Hood, president; Derrick Wilkins, vice president; and Stephanie Haynes, secretary. The adviser for the Sociology Criminal Justice Club is Dr Jeny DeGregory. SOC CJ CLUB-Front Row: Kim Wiley, Loren Mason, Derek Wilkins, Stephanie Haynes, Amy Hood, presi- dent. Row 2: Christa Suppan, Christy Flannagen, Misti Bradford, Jeri Bullard. Row 3: Alice Cherry, Lashanda Wood, Matthew Wiginton, Les Jackson, Steven Robertson. Back Row: Jerry Miley, Bruce Tooley, Jerry DeGregory Billy Lindsey, Mark Hogue, J.J. Harmond, Lee Ann Ballard, Amanda Harrison. BETA BETA BETA Beta Beta Beta is an organiza- tion for outstanding biology stu- dents. Tri-Beta is a unique orga- nization because it is an honor society for students who are majoring in biology, but it also allows other students with an interest in biology to become associate members. The club ' s purpose is to acquaint biology majors with one another and the various fields of biology. They also promote scientific research in the biological field and recog- nize biology scholarship. The club ' s activities include participa- tion in several fundraisers. The members of this organization sold football programs at all the home football games. Every Wednesday of the spring and fall, Tri-Beta members sold coffee and doughnuts in the courtyard of Floyd Science Building. Organizations 175 ENGLISH CLUB • ICUNA • GERMAN CLUB • FASHION FORUM Seizing each opportunity Interest groups offer students unique experiences outside the classroom ENGLISH CLUB The English Club promotes to the Shakespeare Festival in the mastery of written Montgomery each spring. expression, encourages The advisers are Dr. Anna E. worthwhile reading, and fos- Lott and Mr. Larry W. Adams, ters a spirit of fellowship between writers on campus. The organization distributes " Lights and Shadows, " the campus literary arts maga- zine, in the spring. The also sponsor Dot ' s Poetry Corner, " open mike " poetry readings in which students are encour- aged to participate, and trips ICUNA The International Club of UNA, which is better known as ICUNA, welcomes incoming international students by helping them learn about policies and procedures in America as well as other information about this area. Membership to ICUNA is not limited to only international students, but students of all nationalities are encouraged to become members. ICUNA pro- motes international understand- ing in both the community and the university by providing activ- ities and opportunities to inter- act with each other. The mem- bers participated in Homecoming activities, and they held a " Name the Flags " Contest in the University Center. They also sponsored the Section 8 Concert. In the spring, the group invited the campus to enjoy the festivi- ties of International Awareness Week which includes the International Banquet. The ban- quet gives all students the oppor- tunity to attend and learn more about other cultures. ICUNA is sponsored by Phil Ritchie and Dr Jacqueline Osborne. INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF UNA-Front Row: Erkon Gusor, Ireni Ayberkin, Melteni Buyukkayalar, Deniz A. Yegiul, Hilal Derici. Row 2: Whit Kennedy, Patricia Tolbert, Ayla A. Kara, Jason Azbell, Ismail Uzdil, Emel TopaJ. Back Row: Hulki Ocal, Ozge Caner, Her Eris Akkaya, Anthony Tucker, Britt Blanton. 176 Organizations ENGLISH CLUB-Front Row: Alice Cook, Kristan King, president; : Pettus, Bruce Tooley, Myra Pruet. Row 2: Larry Adams, Amy Camp Tommy Basshani, Banu Turan, Ferhat Kutlucan, Dr. Anna Lott, adviser R( Jessica Farmer, Kelly Townsen, Sylvie Martin. Back Row: Ayla Kara, Gei Gray, Gia Pitcock. j GERMAN CLUB An important part, of learning for students in foreign language is to experience the culture of the country. The (Jernian Club works to provide opportuniti( s to students through their activities outside the classroom. The club provides a link outside the class- room so that students and their professors can visit with e ach other, and it gives them an GERMAN CLUB-Front Row: Carol Llewellyn, Iren Ayberkin, Lale Tekerek. Row 2: Erkon Gusar, Shea Hunter, Tiffany Barnes Donna Harrison, Bobby Gibson. Back Row: Dr. Christy, adviser, Whit Kennedy, Michael McClung, president. opportunity to make contacts with other people in their field. Members participate in such functions as German-American Day which includes guest speak- ers and a picnic. The picnic fea- tured authentic German foods and traditional German music. Students enjoyed the festivities and also took part in some of German customs. Dr. T. Craig Christy serves as the adviser for the club. INTERNATIONAL CONNEC- TION. ICUNA members Hilal Derici and Britt Blanton er joy the weather and the friendly squirrels on campus. Photo by Christopher Rohling. SHION FORUM-Front Row: Julie Bittenbender, Tangela Long, w 2: Jane Wilson, Denise Murtha, Teresa Bradley, Marsha Hill, Lee na Langley, Amanda Thompson, Gretchen Hinds, Lucy Henao. Julie Davis, president, Hollie Lanier, Kristi Tapp. Underwood, Gayla Nixon. Back Row: Steve Boyd, Fashion Forum Fashion Forum is an organiza- tion that broadens fashion mer- chandising and interior design stu- dents ' knowledge base by means of educational speeikers, and broadens students ' awareness for community service through charity work. Financial assistance is offered to qualified students througfi a schol- Eirship fund. Fashion Forum activi- ties this year included visiting the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, State Family and Consumer Science Seminar, Fall Leadership Conference, High School Career Day, and selling Homecoming T- shirts. This year ' s officers were Julie Davis, president; Dana Hall, vice president; Tangela Long, secretary; Mary Westmoreland, treasurer; Kristi Tapp, historian; and Julie Bittenbender, reporter. Jane Wilson is the adviser. Organizations 177 STAYIN ' ALIVE. B.D. Peace, J( Paul Lawhead, Michael Reyno lead the University Players do Court Street during the Homecom Parade. Photo by Christopl Rohling. UNIVERSITY PLAYERS Thf I riivf rsity Players is an organization whose goal is to expand the interest and knowl- edge of theatre through campus involvement and the prrxluftion of plays. One of the oldest groups on campus, the University Players has bf-en active on cam- pus for more than fifty years. The group participates in many activities on campus including all university productions. University Players was very active during Homecoming and won third place in the co-ed divi- sion of competition. The organi- zation meets once a month and is under the advisement of Dr John O ' Connor Brian D. Peace serves as president and Steifon J. Passmore as vice president. ROAR RADIO One of the newest organiza- tions on campus is ROAR Radio. RO.AR Radio serves as a vital part of the university ' s media and pro- vides the music for the informa- tion channel on the campus cable television system. The radio sta- tion gives students w-ho are inter- ested in broadcasting as a profes- sion some invaluable experience while still in college. ROAR Radio got involved on campus during the fall by giving away prizes as Student Organizations Day in .September. Then, they partici- pated in Homecoming by paint- ing a window at the University f -nter In November, they held a month long prize giveaway for their listeners. The group is under the afJvisement rjf Dr. Edward Foote. ROAR Radio consisted of Jennifer John.son, manager; Brian Mercer, assistant manager; Lori Orissotn, sales director; Frankie Flurry, promotions director; Jason Staggs, production direc- tor; Jennifer Ingleright, news director, and Troy Beighle, pro- gramming director UNIVERSITY PLAYERS-Front Row: Dan Wright. Heather Carter. Jeff Leide. Jennifer Ingleright, Amy Lambright. Julia Nelson. Ashley Miles. Julie Grissom, B.D. Peace- President, Lacy Pettus. Priseilla Clark. Keri Haynes. Row 2: Steven Gross. Annelle Casper, Julie Mogats, Amber Holly. Kim Fuller Row 3: Steve Thomas, Dr O ' Connor, Michael Reynolds, Christal O ' Laughlin. Edward .McDonald. Anne-Marie Martin, .Jamie Morgan, Dr Ruebhausen, Steifon J. Passmore. ROAR RADIO-Kront Ro Trcsa Cxjndra, l ori Cason, Lori Gris. u lie Doss, Steifon . . Passmore. K Brian Mercer, Melinda Van Ren. i8 Jennifer Johnson, Meli.ssa Hen. Edward Foote. Back Row: Shaci Herring, Troy Beighle, Jason -Suggs, Niger Wtxxlruff, Bnui Maroney. 178 Organizations UNIVERSITY PLAYERS • ROAR RADIO • CHAT • BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE Seizing each opportunity • • • Campos HIV Awareness Task Force The Campus HIV Awareness positive environment for those k Force (C.H.AT.) is an organi- irrfected with the HIV. The group ion that educates students participated in several campus lut HIV as well as building a events including Homecoming and Shackin ' on Leo ' s Lawn, a benefit for the homeless. The Task Force also invites guest speakers to campus, including Dr. MPUS HIV AWARENESS TASKFOKCE-Front Row; Jesse Kennedy, Pier Cosley, Pierson Cosley, Andre Cosley, nda Chelmowski, Janice Hanunock. Row 2: Elizabeth Stockard, Laneisha Pounder Stephanie Logan, Paige Drake, i Harrelson, Kim Roye. Tanua McKinney, Elisha Casey, Marcus Stovall. Back Row: Lacey Howard, Debbie Kenyon, inda Chelmowski. Anna Lee, Don Magle Liaison, Teri Norris, Whit Kennedy, Julie Kennedy. Morgan, Dr. Raper from UAB ' s 1917 Clinic, and Deborah Newman. Dr. Lovett is the advis- er of C.H.A.T. and the officers were Janis Hammock, president; Don Harrison, vice president; Anna Lee, secretary; Terri Norris, treasurer; and Stacy Weaver, coordinator. BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE The Black Student Alliance ' s focus is to promote unity, harmo- ny and cultural awareness among the minority students on this campus. During its eighth year on campus, the members of BSA participated in many activities which included the Soul Food Tasting Contest, bake sales, car washes, and the annual Red, Black, and Green Ball. The group was also, a fundamental part of the planning of activities for Black History Month which occurs each February. In April, members competed for trophies in the fun competitions of Spring Fling. The Black Student Alliance also took an active part in Homecoming and received first place in the co-ed division of the Step Show. The officers of BSA were Reynard Halsey, Melissa Taylor, Apriell Burgess, and Loren Mason. The adviser for the group was Jacque Shelton. VCK STLDENT ALLLANCE-Front Row. Jacque Shelton, adviser; Aisha , Kim Jackson. Tannisha Cooper, Reynard Halsey, president; Apriell gess, Loren Mason, Melissa Taylor, Kinah Peterson. Row 2: Jason Taylor, t Bell. Avis Thompson. LaKjrsha Stanley, Natalie Gilchrist Row 3: Jamali Davis, Christian Fuentes, Rod Sheppard, CharUta Sims, Nikki Durr. Row 4: Betty Heaven, Dettrick Lee, Jean Hawkins, Heather Beckwith. Back Row: LaTisha Miles, Felicia Dixon, Malinda Edwards, Stephanie Readus. Teedi Herring, Byron Luster, Anthony Ransom. Organizations 179 HISTORY CLUB • GEOGRAPHY CLUB • CHESS CLUB • YOUNG REPUBLICANS Seizing each opportunity • • , HISTORY CLUB-Front Row: Dr. Peter Barty, Heather Ratliff, president, Amy Voss, Paula McGee, Harley Rast. Row Tommy Bassham, Tammy Thompson, Bruce Tooley, Nelson Papucci. Row 3: Jill Griffin, Jena Mangels, Emi Heimmermann, Dr. Daniel Heimmermann, adviser. Back Row: Dr. R. B. Rosenburg, adviser; Amanda Edwards, Amani Tidwell, Ben Armstrong, Dr. Lynne Rieff, Dr. Tom Osborne. History Club The purpose of the History Club is to foster interest in his- tory and historical things. The club is for all students interest- ed in the events and ideals of the past. This year the club ventured to the Imperial Tombs of China Exhibit in Memphis, Tenn., and to the Shiloh Military National Park in Termessee. The group also vis- ited Martin-Bounds House in Florence and the Old LaGrange Historical Site in Leighton. History Club ' s co- advisers are Peter Barty, Dan Heimmermann, and R.B. Rosenburg. GEOGRAPHY CLUB-Front Row: Ethan Southern, Lisa Matthews, Alex Matthews, JoAnne Brewer, president; Shirley Mitcham. Sean Southern, Pam Bowling, Shelley Patterson, Priscilla HoUand. Row 2: Sluart Ausbom, Janey Choate, Melissa Hickman, Carolyn Erickson, Karla Felk( r, Aubrey Fannin, Paula McGee, Micah McGee, Katie McGee. Back Row: Frank Himmler, Chestf Richey, Jamey McCay, Mitch Maddox, Mason Matthews, Chris Smith, Briai Pettitt, Gary Green. 180 Organizations GEOGRAPHY CLUB The Geography Club ' s goal is to promote the discipline of geography. This promotion is done through Geography Awareness Week which is held every November. The members also participate in field trips and community activities. Activities for the club included selling geogra- phy t-shirts as a fund-raiser and participation in the 9th Annual Chili Cookoff which was held in the GUC. The club ' s speakers includ- LEARNING TO SURVEY. Geography Club members put their knowledge to the test as they use a special tool for surveying in front of Wesleyan Hall. Photo by Shannon Wells. ed Kit Salter who spoke to the club about " Geography and Careers in Geography, " and Carl Sloan who presented a discussion about " Patagonia. " Membership is open to all stu- dents. This year ' s officers includ- ed Jo Anne Brewer, president; Shelley Patterson, vice presi- dent; and Sean Southern, sec- retary treasurer. Dr. Bill Strong acted as faculty advis- er. CHESS CLUB-Front Row: Angela Bishop, Patricia Tolbert. Back Row: Mevcun Alacakir, Robert Jo Uama. JNG REPUBLICANS-Eric Harvey, Jason Evans, Allison Stack, president; Skipworth, Alan Crustier YOUNG REPUBLICANS The Young Republicans rk to promote and educate campus on political issues ited to the lives of college dents. In the spring, the mg Republicans worked h the Young Democrats 1 the Political Science Club sponsoring a debate on the Dntract with America, " ween Republican congres- nal candidate Hugh Innish and Political ence Instructor Stephen Derds. The group changed advis- ■ during the fall, and the new adviser was Dr. Jim Couch. The Young Republicans participated in Student Organizations Day in September by giving out information on members of the Republican Party who were running for office in the November election. The mem- bers met monthly, and the group also worked to increase membership throughout the year. The officers included Allison Stack, president; Jay Skipworth, vice president; and Jason Evans, treasurer. CHESS CLUB The Chess Club is a new organization on campus. Its members simply enjoy playing chess together on a bi-weekly basis. These students try to better their skills by continu- ally testing their abilities. Members also participated in area chess tournaments. Any student who has an interest in the game can become a member of the Chess Club. ' Organizations 181 SOAR COUNSELORS Each summer, ten students serve as counselors for incoming freshmen who attend the Summer Orientation and Advanced Registration, which is better known as SOAR. These stu- dents must be of sophomore or junior status when they apply for the position in October. Students were selected to become coun- selors based upon an inter- view process which included a personal interview, role play scenarios, and campus activi- ties. Students who serve as SOAR Counselors must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3, and they prepared for their role as adviser by taking an education class during the spring semester. Then the counselors ' knowledge was tested over seven two-day sessions in June and July. In these sessions, the SOAR Counselors helped make incoming students feel com- fortable with the campus by answering all questions, lis- tening to problems, and assisting with scheduling. They also performed skits and coordinated activities for the students. The SOAR Counselors worked together to provide a positive and exciting atmosphere for incoming students, and they always accomplished this task. LEADING THE WAY. SOAR Counselor Denise Murtha leads a group of incoming freshmen on a campus tour while answering ques- tions. Photo by Shannon Wells. SOAR COUNSELORS-Front Row: Amelia Owen, Beth Glass, Scott Johnson, Denise Murtha Back Row: Jamie Sist Jim Trimble, Christi Simpson, President Robert Potts, Jeremy Baham, Jennifer Steffen, Karla Felker. 182 Organizations SOAR COUNSELORS • LEAD TEAM • RESA Seizing each opportunity • • • E-ENTERING STUDENTS ASSOCIATION-Front Row: Debra Keeton, Myra Pruet, Gloria Hall, Loren Mason. Row Betty Heaven, Jane Voyles, Linda Johnson. Back Row: Dean Manning, Bill Pickard, Bruce Tooley. 2AD TEAM-Front Row: Rachel Bobo, Tobi Mayes, Shantina Walter, Denise Murtha. Row 2: DeAnna Simms, Amelia iven, Jennifer Wright. Row 3: Jamie Sisk, Jill Bishop, Melinda Waldrop, Amy Williams. Back Row: Amanda Wigginton, nnifer Steffen, Erkan Gusar, Jeremy Baham. RE-ENTERING STUDENT ASSOCIATION The Re-Entering Student Association ' s purpose is to aid non-traditional students as they return to school. The group serves each other as a support system. RESA mem- bers enjoy their lounge in the Guillot University Center which gives them a place to meet other students and to study. During the year, mem- bers of RESA participated in Spring Fling, ReSOAR (the summer orientation for re- entering students), and the group enjoyed the Homeconung activities. At the beginning of the fall semester, the group held a Welcome Back Picnic. RESA remains one of the largest organiza- tions on campus, and it held several meetings which fea- tured such guest speakers as Dr Paul Baird and Dr. William Foster. The adviser for the group is Meri Martin. L.E.A.D. TEAM In its third year on campus, the L.E.A.D. Team (Leadership Education and Development) continued to develop and pro- mote leadership programs for the campus community. Members of the L.E.A.D. Team must be juniors and seniors, and they are committed to serving two years on the team. Throughout the year, the sev- enteen members were asked to give presentations about becoming leaders to many University Experience classes and to other organizations on campus. In January, the group was actively involved with the Emerging Leaders Program. This program focuses on a group of thirty freshmen and sophomores who are selected to learn about bettering their leadership skills on campus, and the L.E.A.D. Team mem- bers help to plan the activities of the group. Heidie Lindsey serves as the adviser for the L.E.A.D. Team. Organizations 183 . -.■•»; ■_ , ' ■ " " . ' ' :,% " ? ' ' i_4fN ' i ' it%t,: y : ' SENIOR CADETS-Kront Row: Jason Johnson, Scotty CargUe, Chris Field. Back Row: Charles Holt, Edward Danie: John White, David Thompson, Sean Davis. 184 Organizations RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS resting the boundaries ROTC students take pride in their accomplishments One-hundred forty-six jdents on campus are a rt of the University iserve Officer Training irps program. The pur- se of ROTC is to promote idership, patriotism and od citizenship in civilian well as military life, holarships are available •ough the army in return r military service upon iduation. Students may take miU- ry science courses as sctives during their fresh- in or sophomore years at " lool. During this period, own as the Basic Course, jre is no obligation to the litary. Between the first and cond years cadets nor- illy attend a basic camp Fort Knox, Kentucky. Basic camp may also substi- tute for the first and second years of ROTC. After the second year, the cadet must make a com- mitment to the Army. The last two years of ROTC comprise the Advanced Course. All advanced cadets must attend the Advanced camp at Fort Louis, Washington, between their third and fourth years in school. During the camp, cadets are put into various leadership situations and interact with other cadets from across the country. Nine representatives from this campus attended advanced camp this year. The group earned high marks in land navigation, marksmanship, and platoon tactics. The ROTC battalioi. com- peted in the Ranger Challenge October 25-27 at Camp Shelby in Haddisburg, Mississippi. Eleven mem- bers traveled to Mississippi with nine competing in events ranging from physi- cal training to a grenade assault course. These students trained five days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. with a ten- mile run while wearing full gear each Friday in prepara- tion for the event. The Ranger Challenge Team from this campus finished an impressive eighth out of twenty-four colleges and universities throughout the southeast. The ROTC department is active on campus as well as in the community. Cadets provide security and color guard service for all home sporting events. The color guard also participates in area school and church events. The ROTC cadets are active on campus and participate in activities such as intramural sports. The hard work put forth by every member of the ROTC department is even- tually rewarded in some way. Whether a student is just involved in the electives known as military science or some day becomes a sec- ond lieutenant in the United States Army, everyone involved learns the meaning of dedication and makes memories that will last a lifetime. By Mason Matthews SCALING THE TOWER. Students use the ROTC tower to practice rap- pelling during Military Science class. Photo by Shannon Wells. VC RANGER CHALLENGE-Front Row: Charles Holt, Adam Curry, Juan Santiago, Jr, Peter Shaw, Brian Haygood. Row: Randall Peoples, Brandon McJilton, Chris Mansell, William Boyd, Jr.; Ryan Huston, Edward Daniel, John ' ■ e, SFC Ricky Bailey Organizations 185 BCM • CCM • CAMPUS IMPACT • WESLEY FOUNDATION Growing in faith Students ioin toaetheno celebrate their beliefs BAPTIST CAMPUS MINISTRIES The Baptist Campus Ministries is the largest religious organization on campus. Its goals include sharing Christ with stu- dents, giving students the oppor- tunity to grow as Christians, involving students in ministry projects, and also involving them in missions. Recent mission trips were in Niceville, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; and Reynosa, Mexico. Ministries are also done locally through creative ministries. In addition to these worthy activi- ties, they also participate in uni- versity-wide programs such as Homecoming and Spring Fling. The BCM meets weekly on Wednesday at " Noonday " and also that night at " Campus After Dark. " Men ' s, women ' s and fresh- man Bible studies are also held throughout the week. Dr Eddy Garner serves as the organiza- tion ' s adviser TRUE COLORS. Members of the Baptist Campus Ministries display their true colors in the homecoming parade. Phot by Christopher W. Rohling. BAPTIST CAMPUS MINISTRIES-Front Row: Chason Farris, Shelley Rice, Kristi Farr, Julie Wedekind, Amy Campbell, Kim Roye, Landis McBride, Angela Benison. Row 2: Shane Hemnann, Sunshine Shumate, Jennifer Cobb, Krissie Singleton, Shayna Franks, Cori Fuller, Kaci Jones, Lori Harrelson, Keith Smith, Joe Wright. Row 3: Maury Davis, Michelle Friedman, Dana McReynolds, Bn Gibson, Alice Cook, Jeana Harris, Amy Watson, Matthew Wafler Back Ro ' Bradley Boggus Hule, Tim Kilgore, Eddy Garner, Cade Farris, Jazzmin Br: Daniel Beard, Chris Popham, Mary Margaret Sloan, Paul Crocker, Kevin Smii 186 Organizations FHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRIES-Front Row: Micheria Allen, president, helle Eckl, Jennifer Whitt, Cherry Rollins, Dr. Susanne Thurman. Back v. Juan Santiago, Jr., Robert Smith, Dwight Hankey, Dr George Makowski. CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY The Catholic Campus Ministry is the student reli- gious group on campus that is affiliated with the Catholic church. The members of the group meet once a week at the Wesley Foundation. During their meetings, the students have a service of readings, dinner and sharing. The Catholic Campus Ministry participates in campus activi- ties such as Homecoming, and leadership retreats. They also have, organizational retreats such as camping trips. The group ' s adviser is Dr. George Makowski. CAMPUS IMPACT Campus Impact is a new organization on campus and the members want very much to make a difference in stu- dents ' lives. The organiza- tion ' s goal is to become an active participant on campus and they have high hopes for their future as a campus orga- nization. Obviously, their CAMPUS IMPACT-Front Row: Krissie Singleton, president, Emily Hambrick, Jana Tucker. Row 2: Brett Pitman, Zach Terry, Aaron Helms. Back Row: Julie Askew, Ken Hamilton. name, Campus Impact, fits their ultimate goal. Under the advisement of Dr. Tommie Singleton and the leadership of officers Krissie Singleton, Zach Terry, Jana Tucker, Caacie Brown, and Doug Stokes, the group will achieve their dream of making an impact. WESLEY FOUNDATION This organization has many goals, but the most important one is providing students with an accepting Christian atmos- phere through fellowship, dis- cipleship, and service. The organization fulfills this goal by participating in community activities such as the Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. They also helped with the Habitat for Humanity auction in the fall that raised money in order to build a Habitat House. In addition to strictly spiritual matters, the members also enjoy being actively involved in Homecoming and other cam- pus activities. Rod Morgan is the adviser, with Alison Bocking, Jamie Sims, Eric Harvey, and Brant Butler serv- ing as officers of the group. 8LEY FOUNDATION-Front Row: Jennifer Wesley, Carrie-Anne Sims, Kelley Chaffm, Jennifer Bocking. Row 2: tin Burt, Alison Bocking, Jamie Fuller, Chad Walker. Row 3: Brant Butler, Chris Graham, Scott Johnson, Jamie Sims, Harvey. Back Row: Rod Morgan. Organizations 187 CANTERBURY CLUB ASCENDING VOICES Ascending Voices is an organization that strives to praise and uplift the name of Jesus Christ through song. The members are required to practice regularly in order to learn to sing correctly. The group holds a robe fundraiser in order to earn money for the club ' s activities, and supports the United Way at Champion with several service projects throughout the year. In both CANTERBURY CLUB-Front Row: Nita Cleveland, Shannon Young, Jennifer Creasy, Michael Martin. Row 2: Lacey Howard, president; Drew Phillips, Taylor Stevenson, Marcus Bloodworth, Matthew McDermott, Jason Brinley. Back Row: The Rev. Dr. Tim Murphy, Julia McCutchen, Lay Minister. ASCENDING VOICES-Front Row: Renaada Parham, Karen Young, Kim Jackson, Laquetta Atkins, Dinah Peterson, LaKysha Stanley. Row 2: Director Eric Kirkman, Malinda Edwards, Teedi Herring, Monique Hobbs, Tawanda Humphrey, Christel Lucas, Cisely Armstrong. Back Row: Felicia Dixon, Stephanie Readus, Bret Bell, Nikki Durr, Heather Beckwith, Lisha Austin. the spring and fall of the year, the organization travels and performs throughout the Southeast. Although the pres- sure of performing is intense, this group finds ways to relieve stress on their choir trips to Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. The adviser is Casey Eggleston with Executive Board mem- bers Eric Kirkman, Dionn Cochran, and Felicia Dixon. The Canterbury Club is the on-campus ministry which is supported by the Episcopal Church. The group meets weekly for worship and wel- comes students of any denomination. The meetings provide fellowship among stu- dents, and they enjoy a free meal prepared by members of the three Episcopal churches in the Shoals area. The group ' s goals are to draw stu- dents closer to God and the Episcopal Church. They show their faith by doing service projects such as food driv( and Habitat for Humanit Canterbury Club membei also help their church by tal ing part in the maintenance i the church grounds. In add tion to spiritual concern they also participated i Homecoming activities. Dr. Tom Osborne is tli adviser and Lacey Howar served as president. Othf officers included Ma McDermott, Libra LaGrom Jennifer Creasy, and Shannc Young. 188 Organizations CANTERBURY CLUB • ASCENDING VOICES • CHRISTIAN STUDENT CENTER Growing in faith. • • CHRISTIAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP The Christian Student Fellowship offers yet another way for students to express their religious beliefs. Its pur- poses are to strengthen and encourage Christian students in their faith and also to pro- vide opportunities for spiritu- al fellowship in a Christian environment. Students partic- ipate in various ways such as " Adopt-A-Grand parent, " retreats, and evangelistic campaigns-all important ways for CSC members to demon- GARDENING FOR GOOD. Brook Dean participates in a service project at Trinity Church. The project was one way the Canterbury Club raised money to sponsor a Thanksgiving family. Photo by Lacey Howard. 1 i strate their faith. The mem- bers of CSC also participate in social activities like bowling, " Manna at Noon, " and cook- outs. At their weekly devotion- als, they often have guest speakers from area churches which come to talk about vari- ous subjects which affect the lives of students. Their advis- er is Danny Pettus with Randy O ' Herde serving as president. Other officers were Jason Azbell and Suzanne Quillen. CHRISTIAN STUDENT CEN- TER-Front Row: Lydia Quillen, Farrah Brownlee, Suzanne Quillen, Lori Tays, Serena Davidson, Larissa Gray, Randy D ' Herrde Row 2: Dana Pendley, Krista Walton, Jason Azbell, Mandie D ' Herrde, Shelley Patterson, Jennifer Pruitt, Amie Shmidt, Jeni Jones. Row 3: Danny Pettus, Jared Hines, Brandy McCrary, Stephanie Golden, Lee Glenn, Stan Peck, Charles DeVaney. Organizations 189 DIORAMA • THE FLOR-ALA Making the deadline Student publications staff devotes long hours to the campus DIORAMA A university publication that gives students a chance to look back over the past year and rentember important school events and activities they were involved in is the Dionima. The editors of the yearbook take on this task with an attitude of dedi- cation and self-sacrifice. For the editors of the Diorama, dedica- tion was not a choice; it was a way of life. Hours in front of a computer screen, becoming one with your pencil and ruler, and drawing one layout several times are just a few things involved in publishing a yearbook. The editors of the yearbook were responsible for every aspect of the publication, including writing the stories, designing the layout of each page, choosing every picture, and making sure it all fit together. " Putting together the Diorama is really hard work; but in the end, with everyone ' s help, it all gets done and we have a great book to show for it, " said sophomore Lacey Howard, associate editor. The staff grew with the addi- tion of several new members. Members of the staff were willing to help with the tedious work of writing stories, getting quotes, and typing in the copy for the book. " I feel that the staff mem- bers have really shown their enthusiasm to learn about year- book production, " said junior Allison Stack, executive editor. Stack, who is in her second year as executive editor, hopes that students understand all of the effort which goes into making DIORAMA STAFF-Front Row: Andrea Hall, Mason Matthews, Amy ( " ampbell, Kevin Whisenant. Back Row: Lacey Howard, associate editor, Allison Stack, executive editor, Sallie Kimbrough, Julie Bittenbender, Claire Nabors, Sabrina Valich. a yearbook. " It ' s not an easy job, but my experience last year as editor made me more prepared because I knew what to expect. Also, my associate editor Lacey Howard has done an excellent job. Working together has been great because we think a lot alike which makes things simple. " Both Howard and Stack agree that their faculty adviser Brenda J. Hill is the key to their yearbook production. Stack said, " B.J. is absolutely the best adviser that we could possibly have. She works so hard for this university and us. Without her knowledge, we would be lost. " Howard echoes this " Since this was my first year in the pub- lications department, I was over- whelmed by the amount of work required for our deadlines. B.J. helped us through these stressful times and gave us confidence in our work. " Although the work is some- times difficult, the Diorama offers its members a chance to be active on the campus while learn- ing valuable communication skills. By Sabrina Valich Without a doubt, one of the best ways to stay informed about the issues that face this campus is to read The Flor-Ala. Every Thursday morning, students in buildings all over campus find themselves picking up a Flor-Ala and reading this always interest- ing and sometimes controversial student publication. In its 65th year, the staff of The Flor-Ala worked to provide stories about topics that were important to students. Although most of these articles were cam- pus-oriented, many of them, such as Campaign ' 96, were national news. " I think that our Campaign ' 96 page was very important in that it was an attempt to make our read- ers more aware of the issues and the candidates, " said Executive Editor Todd Twilley. The new look of The Flor-Ala was just one of the changes made by the new staff. They changed the format of the title and used bright colors that grabbed stu- dents ' attention on first glance at the publication. The paper also boasted a more user-friendly bul- letin section that listed meetings and important student deadlines THE FLOR-ALA by date for quick reference. The students who put toge er this publication were requii to work as a team. With t exception of Associate Edil Windy Hood, the editors a most of the staff were new to 1 university publications depa ment. Twilley said, " We wc pretty new to this endeavor, 1 after the first few weeks became something like a fam It was because of this closem that we were able to see t improvements in our product. " Hood also agrees with that 1 editors are extremely close. £ said, " In my second year as editor, I ' ve seen a change in ( office. We are a very tight-k group, and we also have a clo: relationship to our advis Brenda J. Hill. This relations! has made working for The Fl Ala an enjoyable learning expt ence. " The editors and staff of 7 Flor-Ala realized that the ne paper was their number one ority. These students spent me Monday and Tuesday nights Keller Hall in order to produc( paper that would inform studei of news, and give others a char 190 Organizations voice their opinions. The Flor- came out winners in tlie end by kept the students on the cutting a editors and staff, ailiiough producing a weei ly paper that edge of news. w to the journalism game, enlightened the university and By Lacey Howard and Allison Stack E FLOR-ALA STAFF-FronI Row: Eric Iseldykc, business manager; Todd Twilley, ■cutive editor. Windy Hood, associate e litor. Row 2: TVler (Jreer, sports editor; Mason ithews, circulation manager; Jennifer Wright, copy editor Back Row: Jay Skipworth TAKING A BREAK. As.sociate Editor I acey Howard relaxes after a long day in the ociate editor. IHoraina office. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. I (Clockwise from left): GETTING THE STORY. Todd Twilley, the executive editor of The Flor-Ala, interviews Jason Braly, an actor starring in the movie " Jeremy ' s Egg. " Photo by Clancy Ratliff. CHOOSING THE BEST. Allison Stack, executive editor of the Diorama, searches through piles of pictures for just the right one to print. Photo by Lacey Howard. MEETING OVER DINNER. The Flor-Ala staff takes a dinner break while working late on a deadline. Photo by Lacey Howard. Organizations 191 A STRANGE OCCURENCE. Photographers Christopher Rohling, Adam made while visiting with each other. Photo by Sharmon Wells. Robison, Clancy Ratliff, and Pamela Hicks take time to have their picture m SPRING PHOTOGRAPHER Ben Petersen stops for a moment to have his W picture made. Photo by Shannon Wells, A SELF PORTRAIT. Photographer Christopher Rohling preserves the moment by shooting a picture of himself SHOWING THEIR TALENTS. Photographers Clancy Ratliff, Christopher Rohling, and Pamela Hicks skip down the sidewalk while Adam Robison turns cartwheels in front of them. Photo by Shannon Wells. 192 Organizations PHOTOGRAPHERS Looking through the lenses Photographers see the campus from a different angle Every day, a group of stu- nts views the campus in a ■fereiit way. These students not see the campus just for lat it is, but they see it as a ?ture waiting to happen. For is small army of students and sir leader Shannon Wells, the iversity photographer, look- ; through the lens is not only )assion, but a way of life. Wells serves the role of viser, teacher, and friend to 5se dedicated students. With er twenty years of experi- ce in photography. Wells is in r sixth year as the university otographer. She works dili- ntly to see that her students velop their talents and take ;ir knowledge of photography a new level. Wells feels that e is lucky to get to work in :h a productive environment. She also feels that the pho- 5rapher ' s willingness to learn a definite asset. Wells said, ifferent photographers learn a different pace, and it ' s been my advantage that my stu- nts this past year have all en exceptional learners. " The photography staff con- ted of Christopher Rohling, ancy Ratliff, Pamela Hicks, lam Robison, and Ben tersen. These students irked to cover campus events ectively and creatively. Junior Christopher Rohling in his second year as a pho- grapher for the campus. !lls describes Rohling as a ird worker who is depend- e, steady, and eager to shoot jbjects). " Rohling enjoys otography immensely and he ieves that, " without Shannon ells), I would not have irned as much as I have out photography. She ' s an cellent teacher and I feel ky to have worked with her. " Clancy Ratliff, a senior joring in English, is also in r second year as a student Jtographer. Ratliff considers " self lucky to be a part of this lup, and said, " This job has continued to be a learning experience. It has been like a class with fringe benefits. " According to Wells, Ratliff is " a photographer who is artful and creative, yet she ' s also very structured and organized. " The new member of the group is Pamela Hicks. Hicks, a senior majoring psychology and sociology criminal justice, has enjoyed her first time as a stu- dent photographer. She said, " I like this job because I ' ve gotten to meet so many people. Since it ' s my first year, everything hasn ' t come to me naturally, but I feel that I ' ve learned a lot about photography. " Wells gives credit to Hicks for her perseverance. " It was her persistence that landed her a position on the photography staff because she kept checking to see if there was an opening. She also has a great attitude and she ' s interested in learn- ing, " said Wells. Adam Robison worked as a volunteer photographer for the group because he wanted to gain experience as a photogra- pher. Robison said, " There is no better way to get started as a photographer than to take the leftover assignments and to help out when the others are too busy. " Wells sees Robison as " a photographer who is willing to learn, and I sometimes call him our ' scrap dog ' because he glad- ly picks up any leftover photo assignments. " A photographer who worked with this group during the spring semester was Ben Petersen. Although Petersen only worked one semester before leaving to attend a dif- ferent college. Wells acknowl- edges the excellent job that he did. " Ben is very smart, and his intelligence carries over into his work as a photographer. He ' s diligent in everything he does, and that ' s important. " By Allison Stack A DIFFERENT ANGLE. University photographer Shannon Wells appears on a television screen at tlie opening of the Shoals Videoconference Center in November Wells was able to capture the image by taking a photo of it. FINDING THE PERFECT SHOT. Adam Robison takes a seat on the side- lines at a home football game in order to get a better angle. Photo by Shannon Wells. Organizations 193 194 Greeks AUVING TRADmON Some traditions are cele- brated once a year, but the tradition of Greek Life is evident each day and in every setting on campus. Fraternity and sorority members share a meaningful bond that will endure in the years to come. The benefits of brotherhood or sister- hood are seemingly end- less. Students who are involved in Greek Life always have a brother or sister to count on when times are difficult or someone to celebrate with when life rewards them. The family institu- tion that is created by this bond will remain forever intact and will continue for generations to come as A Living Tradition. FUN UNTIL THE END. On Bid Day of Fall Formal Rush, the Rush counselors play a final game with nishees about the sorority to which they belong. Photo by Clancy Ratliff. Greeks 195 I ALPHA DELTA Pi-Front Row: Patricia Guitard, Ada Woo, Banu Elibol, Denese Smith, Stephanie Hancock, Hannah Gentry. Row 2: Ashley Pitts, Samantha Larson, Carey Travis, Lori Vandiver, presi- dent; Jenny Ragan, Rona O ' Steen. Row 3: Lauren Johnson, Michelle Graves, Adrienne Hinton, Gretchen Leavelle, Scarlett Whiteside, Susan Miller, Michel Claire Bottoms. Row 4: Heather Warren, Jennifer Creasy, Libra LaGrone, Sarah Doming, Nita Cleveland, Tiffany Carter, Cassidy Overby. Back Row: Miranda Howard, Misty Scott, Penny Wilkins, Page Ann Banks, Anna Herrin, Jennifer Magenoci, Aimee Hollingsworth, Amy Boiler Did you know? Founding of national cliapter: May 15, 1851 Founding of local chapter: February 17, 1973 Symbol: Black Diamond Mascot: Alphie the Lion Colors: Azure Blue and White Flower: Woodland Violet Motto: " We Live For Each Other " Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Awards: 2nd Place Soccer, 1st Place TVivial Pursuit, Pride of Lion Award Theme parties: Arrest Party, Mistletoe Madness, Black Diamond Ball, Final Blowout Favorite traditions: Day in the Park, TVick or TVeat for Canned Goods, Christmas Party, Diamond Days Best Party of the Year: Final Blowout We like to be known as: " First and Finest " 196 Greeks ENJOYING THE EVENING. Tiffany Boggs and Presiden Lori Vandiver smile as they capture the memory of the BlacI Diamond Ball. Photo courtesy of Alpha Delta Pi. REMEMBERING THE FIFTIES. The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi enjoyed a trip back in time by having a sockhop. Photo courtesy of Alpha Delta Pi. HAVING A GREAT TIME. Members of Alpha Delta Pi are stick- ing together as sisters at their spring formal. Photo courtesy of Alpha Delta Pi. Greeks 197 iiAS ' ' ' I I ALPHA GAMMA DELTA-Front Row: Tobi Mayes, president; Amelia Owen, Heather King, Kristi Terry, Annette Harjier, Jill Bishop, Stacy Keeton, Cori Fuller, Melan Behel. Kelly Terry. Row 2: DeAnna Sininis, Elizabeth Jenkins, Julie Goree, Amanda Putnian, Rachel Bobo, Jenny Fuller, Ashley Welch, Amanda Tucker, Nicole Tucke Melanie Hargett. Shayna Franks, Monica Hill. Row 3: Cory Jackson, Amy Lee, Kim Hoyle, Mariali Doppel, Leah McCreary, Courtney Wilson, Windi Vinson, Holly King, AiT Hester, Amy James, AllLson Smith, Elizabeth Adams, Amy White, Peyton Marsh, Mitzi James. Back Row: Stacy Stewart, Kat Davis, Brooke Eubanks, Leah Sinith, Daw DeRosa, Jennifer Neskaug, Br;mdy Bryant, Dcidre Bray, Terri Myers, Amanda Hough, Julie King, Bri McLaurin, Andrea Morrow, Suzanna Ford. Jill Dickerson. Did you know Founding of national chapter: Syracuse University, May 30, 1904 Founding of local chapter: April 16, 1977 Mascot: Squirrel Colors: Red, Buff, and Green Flower: Rose Philanthropy: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Motto: " Alpha Gamma Delta, Love and Loyalty for a Lifetime. " Number of active members: 75 Awards: Sigma Chi ' s Derby Days ' 96 Theme parties: Spring Formal, Champagne Jam, Sweetheart Ball Favorite traditions: Fireside Largest event this year: Balloon Derby Best intramural sport: Basketball Little known fact: Alpha Gamma Delta was the first to establish an international philanthropy program. Community Service: 1st Annual Sweet Feet 5k Run THE BONDS OF SISTERHOOD. Alpha Gams Heathe King and Missy Champion are all smiles for the Alph; Gamma Delta Phi Mu Crush Party. Photo Courtesy of Alpli. Gamma Delta. 198 Greeks A NEW SISTER. Leali McCreary gives a congratulary hug to a friend who just received a bid from Alpha Gam. Photo by Clancy Ratliff THE SISTERS OF ALPHA GAMMA DELTA are all dressed up for their formal. Photo courtesy of Alpha Gamma Delta. Greeks 199 Al px ' ' ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA-Front Row: Ecego Arnistead.tieasiirer; Shannon Whitfield, secretary; Row 2: Carlena London, president; Salena Denton, corresponding secretary; C ' andice Watters. TDid you know? Founding of national chapter: 1908 Founding of local chapter: December 7, 1980 Colors: Pink and Green Symbol: Ivy Leaf Flower: Rose Motto: " By Culture and by Merit " Philanthropy: United Negro College Fund Number of active members: 5 GPA required to be active: 2.5 A Favorite Evening to us is: Stepping, Chanting, and Bonding Our Favorite Hangout: A soror ' s house Most Common Major: Nursing Famous Alumnae: Mae Jemison, Phylicia Rashaad, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Suzette Charles Little known fact: Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first black sorority estab lished. There are over 200,000 Alpha Kappa Alpha ' s worldwide ranging from the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. We like to be known as: The pretty girls who wear twenty pearls. STUDY TIME. The sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha stud together in the Collier Library on canipus. Photo courtesy ( Alpha Kappa Alpha. 200 Greeks , N % A WEALTH OF INFORMATION. The sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha pro- vided the campus community with interesting facts during Black History Month. Photo by Christopher Rohling. G iiiH " Greeks 201 A hanfy tp 1 1 ALPHA PHI ALPHA-Roderi k Sheppard, Bretford Bell, Rodney Brown. Eric Kirknian. D d you know7 Founding of national chapter: December 4, 1906 Founding of local chapter: January 17, 1975 Mascot: Egyi)tian Sphinx Colors: Black and Gold Flower: Yellow Rose Motto: " First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All " Philanthropies: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Project Alpha Number of active members: four GPA required to be active: 2.5 Theme parties: Alpha Ball, Alpha Bash Largest event this year: Annual Alpha Ball Famous Alumni: Thurgood Marshall, Drummer Melvin Baldwin Little known fact: Dr. Martin Luther King was an Alpha. 202 Greeks WALK THIS WAY. Alpha Phi Alpha honored Alpha Week April by painting their mascot, the Egyptian Sphinx, on t star. Photo by Christopher Rohling. STEPPING IN STYLE. Alpha Phi Alpha Brothers show off their abili- ty to step while entertaining students in the GUC during Alpha Week. Photo by Ben Peterson. BONDS OF A LIFETIME. Eric Kirl nian and David Woods show pride in their fraternity with the Alpha Phi .Mpha plaque. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Greeks 203 j maTheta DELTA SIGMA THETA-Schuylar Cox, president; Dr. Felice Green, adviser; and Tanisha Harvey. Did you know? Founding of national chapter: January 13, 1913 Founding of local chapter: April 12, 1980 Symbol: Minerva (Greek Goddess) Colors: Crimson and Cream Flower: Violet Motto: " Intelligence is the torch of Wisdom. " Philanthropy: A five step program which consists of educational devel- opment, economic development, community and international involve- ment, housing and urban development, and mental health. G.P.A. required to be active: 2.75 Theme Party: Red and White Ball We like to be known as: " Women with high standards " We try hard to hide the fact that: " Although we are high academic achievers, we don ' t like to study. " A great evening to us is: " Doing something we know viall benefit others. " Community Service: W.C. Handy Festival, School America for Boys and Girls Club RELAXING IN THE GUC. Delta Sigma Theta membt show their bond of sisterhood by together forming the pyi mid sign. Photo courtesy of Delta Sigma Theta. " f fMA WORKING FOR OTHERS. Tanisha Harvey takes the blood pressure of a fellow student as a service for her sorority. Photo courtesy of Delta Sigma Theta. MAKING FRIENDS. Schuylar Cox takes the time to help young mem- bers of the coinmimity by working at the Boys Girls Club of Northwest Alabama for her sorority. Photo courtesy of Delta Sigma Theta. Greeks 205 206 Greeks (Clockwise from Left): GO UNA. Leah McCreary and other Alpha Gams support the football team at i Homecoming pep rally. Photo by Shannon Wells. WATCHING THE BOYS. Marshall Parrish and supporters of Pi Kappa Alp cheer the team on to a winning intramurals baseball game. Photo by Lacey Howa SHARING IN THE FUN. Members of FIJI fraternity celebrate at their Flor Formal held in April. Photo courtesy of FIJI. SISTERLY LOVE. Amy Bridges welcomes a new member of Zeta Tau Alpha on 1 day Photo by Clancy Ratliff. STEPPING HIGH. Bretford Bell of Alpha Phi Alpha entertains the crowd at Si Show. Photo by Shannon Wells. GR KAPPA ALPHA PSI. The fraternity of Kappa Alpha Psi chose not to sub- mit photos for the Greek Life section. The members of Kappa Alpha Psi are as pictured; Rod Gunn, Tracy Doughty, president; C.J. Brevard, Kitor Baugh, Camino Everson. STEPPING TOGETHER. Denese Smith and the sorority of Alpha Delta Pi dance for the crowd at Homecoming ' s Step Show. Photo by Shannon Wells. SPORTS FANS. Members of Phi Mu sorority eivjoy the Homecoming football game. Photo by Adam Robison. WORKING UP A SWEAT. The pledges and brothers of Sigma Chi perform their routine for Step Show. Photo by Christopher Rohling. DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION. Members of Kappa Sigma fraternity dressed up for the Renaissance Faire. Photo by Shannon Wells. Greeks 207 KAPPA SIGMA-Front Row: Steve Lewis, Aaron Irons, John Haeger, Jeremy Ledlow, Evan Lull, Scott Brown. Row 2: Matt Daniel, B.D. Peace, Tariq Isgam, Alex Newton, Samer Rafidi, Chris Simmons, Rod Farrar. Row 3: Ryan Hawkins, Adam Grott, Brady Albert, Derek Johns, John Peden, Kevin Bedford, Bill Beck. Back Row: Chuck Holt, Tony Engle, Casey Keller, Ryan Hicks, Wes Guy, Jason Mayfield, Jim Page. Did you know? Founding of national chapter: University of Virginia; December 10, 1869 Founding of local chapter: May 4, 1974 Colors: Emerald Green, Scarlet Red, and White Flower: Lily of the Valley Motto: " Bologna Teaches " Number of Active Members: 32 GPA required to be active: 2.2 We like to be known as: Kappa Sig ' s Theme parties: South Seas, Hell on the Hill, St. Patrick ' s Day Favorite traditions: Founder ' s Day Best Party of the Year: South Seas ' 96 Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards: Kappa Sigma National Scholarship Award, Highest GPA-Spring ' 96, Kappa Sigma Recruitment Award RUSH-KAPPA SIG STYLE. Brothers and rushees gatl on the lawn under the bright front porch lights of the Kaj Sigma House. Photo by Christopher Rohling. 208 Greeks ■%4m. i- !. ji Mi ' ii ' Tl ag .! LISTENING ON THE LAWN. Kappa Sig members and friends ei joy an an impromptu concert at tlieir house. Photo by Christopher Rohling. A PARTY OVERVIEW. Rush is a crazy time for both members and nishees, but Kappa Sigma made their rushees feel comfortable with an informal setting. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Greeks 209 Delta I I PHI GAMMA DELTA-Fiont Row: Jay Wliealton, David Bradley, Brent Bolton, Stan Stanford, Josh Justice, Michael R. Martin, Stuart Ausbi Jason (iuy, Brian Doss, E an LeMay. Row 2: Harry Gorunk, Daniel Smith, Gordon Parks, Andy Neir, Heath Pitts, Jeremy Baliam, Mark Troglen, C C ' iirter, Jason E iUis. Todd Harmon, Jason Brinley. Back Row: John Prince, Blakely Williams, Drew Phillips, Larry Graves, Michael G. Anthony, G Pro ence. Scott Baker, Matt Baker, Paul White, Nicholas Dill, David Wright, Tony Quyano, Matt McDermott. D d you know? Founding of national chapter: May 1, 1848 Founding of local chapter: March 23, 1974 Symbol: White Star inside a Black Diamond Mascot: Great Allegheny Snowy White Owl || Color: Royal Purple Flower: Purple Clematis Motto: " Friendship, The Sweetest Influence " Philanthropy: Leo 11, Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Diabetes Society, Knights of Columbus Number of active members: 54 Theme parties: Pearl Harbor Party, Step Sing Bash, Florida Formal, FIJI Island Intramurals participated in: All Best Party of the Year: FIJI Island f Famous Alumni: Johnny Carson, Jack Nicklaus, Dean Smith, Norman Vincent Peale, Scott Bakula, Gene Cernan, and Calvin Coolidge 210 Greeks THE BONDS OF BROTHERHOOD. Josh Justice and Chi Jones celebrate being a part of Fyi at Pig Dinner, an evenll weekend dedicated to alumni of the fraternity. Photo coi tesy of FIJI. - " .« Fi, ' ' 4U ;; . iT- " vCi« ' ' ' ' .- . s " .- ■ ' ' -■: • ; :.fc,..:eJS ., i -j -iai-i ali " ' HANGING AT THE HOUSE. Robbie Jacks and Jeff Eubanks are tak- ing an afternoon off and relaxing on the front porch with Robin Raney and Misty Martin. Photo courtesy of FIJI. FR IENDS FOREVER. The Brothers of Phi Gamma Delta gather together for a snapshot to remember the good times of their trip to Florida. Photo courtesy of FIJI. Greeks 211 I PHI MU-Front Row: Amy Williams, president; Courtney Tomlin, Hollie Lanier, Brandy Colvin, Jennifer Napps, Courtney Hoover, Kim Peterson, Lindsey Smith, Melis; Nagner. Loren Sellers. Lori Loftin, Shaviny Webster, Shantina Walter, Jessica Unbach. Row 2: Mary Jo Parker, Nicole Cox, Beth Heliums, Heather Higdon, Adriane Talle Katie Heery, Britain Thornton, Ashley Anderson. Vikki Crabtree, Tracie Hogan, Emily Grissom, Kelley Mullins, Crystal Sorrelle. Row 3: Ainy Matthews, Allison Napp Jennifer Parker, Laura Beth Roberts, Amanda Wigginton, Lacy Pettus, Mandy Maddox, Kelly Brewster, Wendy Gillespie, Dustyn Schachter, Heather Fordham. Row Megan Rogers, Crissy Valdario, Shannon Johnson, Amy Bielat, Rachael Allbritten, Brooke Potter, Beata Totten. Back Row: Carie Casey, Amanda Hadder, Julie Fricke, Allj Strickland, Dana Wimberly, Carissa Yeary, Sarah Ory, Anna White, Ashley Porter. Did you know? Founding of national chapter: March 4, 1852 at Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia Founding of local chapter: March 24, 1973 Symbol: Lion Mascot: Sir Fidel Colors: Rose and White Flower: Rose Carnation Motto: " Les Soeurs Fideles " (The Faithful Sisters) Philanthropies: Project H.O.PE. and Children ' s Miracle Network Number of active members: 75 Theme parties: Guess Who ' s Coming To Dinner, Barn Party, Carnation Ball, Pledge Formal, Florida Party, White Wedding, Destination Unknown Favorite traditions: Annual Founders Day Reception, Annual Bid Day Picnic, Homecoming Brunch for Alumnae Best intramural sport: Softball, Soccer Little known fact: Phi Mu is called a " fraternity " because it was founded before the word " sorority " originated. ALL DRESSED UP. Tricia Thompkins and Rebekah Grici eryoy the Phi Mu spring formal at Joe Wheeler State Park Photo courtesy of Phi Mu. 212 Greeks BID DAY EXCITEMENT. The ' sisters of Phi Mu get ready for their Bid Day picnic-. Photo courtesy of Phi Mu. PREPARE TO PARTY. Phi Mu ' s are all smiles at Florida Party, one of their favorite theme parties. Photo courtesy of Phi Mu. Greeks 213 IT I PI KAPPA ALPHA-Front Row; Chris Coggins, Brandon C. Smith, Danny Pettus, Marshall Parrish, Gary Chandler, Jonatha Marilt, Row 2: Jacob Pugh, Collin Phar, Jodi Murphy, Greg Vaughn, Mark Kowal, Wes Adams, Will Greene, Jon German, Bria Fussell. Row 3: David Chaffin, Chris Shockley, Michael Broadfoot, Michael Wade, John Hammonds, Ben Phillips, Chris McCollun Chuck Pierce, Greg Chandler, Tony Peery, Matt Witt, Matt Hathome, Blake Hayes. it ffH Did you knowl Founding of national chapter: March 1, 1868 Founding of local chapter: March 3, 1974 Symbol: Fire Truck Colors: Garnet and Gold Mascot: Dalmation Flower: Lily of the Valley Number of Active Members: 48 Motto: " Be a Pike or Be Beaten by One. " Philanthropy: United Way, Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Awards: Intramurals, Best Rush, Most Improved Rush Theme parties: Pikefest, Pike ' s Peak, White Wedding, Hoe Down Favorite Tradition: Founder ' s Day Favorite Hangout: Pike House Best Party of the Year: White Wedding Best Intramural Sports: Softball, Football, and Volleyball We like to be known as: " Pikes " SHARING IN THE FUN. Shane Brown, Marshall Parrish Jon German, and Tony Peery hang out at the intramural; Softball game. Photo by Lacey Howard. 214 Greeks ALL DRESSED UP. Pike member Marc Kowal and Beth Rhodes are excited about the semi-formal that they are about to attend. Photo courtesy of Pi Kappa Alpha. AREN ' T WE LUCKY? Jodi Murphy, Marshall Parrish. and Steve Winkle feel privileged to be among the ladies of Phi Mu at Pike ' s annual " White Wedding Party. " Photo cour- tesy of Pi Kappa Alpha. Greeks 215 A ka Lpsilon I I SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON-Kroiit Row: (kneeling) Mike Defiore, Chan Black, Matt Alexander, Ricky Albright, Jarred Gargis, Patrick Weatherwax, Eric Smith. Row Ibnuuy l?aike. President; Joe Albright. Chuck Owens, D.J. Johnson, Jason Chandler, Todd Wilson, C hris Janies, Ben Leslay, Josh Patrick, Leslie Lewis, Evan Skinner, Mii Mize, Tommy Long. Row ;i: Adam Alexander, Justin Goad, Jason Wells, Chad Borden, Ben Smith, Scott Nobles, Mark Elkins, Wess Fleming, Adam Hudson. Back Ro Warren Hicks, Michael Moats, Billy Senn, Jeff Wilson, Josh Hurst, Micali Smith, Rick James, Jeremy Gossett. Did you knowl Founding of national chapter: University of Alabama, March 9, 1856 Founding of local chapter: February 21, 1989 Mascot: Lion Colors: Purple and Gold Flower: Violet Motto: " The True Gentleman " Philanthropies: Habitat for Humanity, Bowl for Kids Sake Number of active members: 25 GPA required to be active: 2.25 Theme parties: Cow Pasture, Paddy Murphy, ' 70s Mixer Best intramural sports: Soccer, Basketball Famous alumni: President William McKinley, Troy Aikman Little known fact: Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the largest fraternity in the nation. AN EXCELLENT EVENING. Brothers of Sigma Alph Epsilon take pride in entertaining at their house. Photo coui tesy of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 216 Greeks ||W ; -X ' SHOWING THEIR PRIDE. Brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon bring their purple and gold flag to a baseball game to show their support for the team. Photo courtesy of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. AN INSPIRING AFTERNOON. Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon cheer the Lions onto a football victory. Photo by Michelle Fabiano. Greeks 217 SM SIGMA CHI-Fioiil Row. Dr. Kcinbrol .Jones, Warren Fowler, Lane Siddall, Todd Fonst, Wade Watkins, Brandon Johnson, Michael Key, Todd Wigginton, Tyier Carter, ,l( Berr -. Row 2: HrenI Collins, Danell (iargis, .Jeremy llo ater, Ben (iraves, Matthew Sehniitz, Casey Willis. Row 3: Wiley Wright, Blake Everett, Jeremy Lamb, Blair Whit Chris . ndersoii, president; Mike MeDaniel, Kric Fairis, Brian Trapp. Row 4: Jake Taylor, Brock Strickland, Sam Evers, Pete Nelson, Jeremy Wicks, Brent Overby, Houstt Brown. Row ' r. Keith Long. Blake McDaniel, Adiun Haines, Freddy Lawrence, Clay Hill, Jack Karnes, Nick Burrows, Todd Everett, Alan Taylor. Back Row: Bubba Smit Bryant Stone, Jason Simmons, Lee Watkins, Sam Bryan, Clayton Woods, Jonatlion Frederick, Matt Chenault, Bay Chandler, Stace Tedford. D d you know? « Founding of national chapter: June 28, 1855 Founding of local chapter: April 20, 1974 Symbol: White Cross Colors: Blue and Old Gold Flower: White Rose Number of Active Members: 44 Brothers, 22 Pledges Motto: " You ' ll Find It Here. " Philanthropy: Children ' s Miracle Network Awards: Academic Excellence Award 1995-96 Theme party: Sleigh Ride, Formal Favorite traditions; Brothers Day, Homecoming Best Party of the Year: Derby Days Community Service: The United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the W.C. Handy Festival, Muscle Shoals Service League, andDowntown Florence Unlimited 218 Greeks THE JOY OF WINNING. The brothers of Sigma Chi cele brate after winning the Spirit Award at Homecoming. Photi courtesy of Sigma Chi. MY VALENTINE. Sigma Chi ' s have a great time at the Zeta Tau Alpha Valentine Party which was held at Club 13. Photo courtesy of Sigma Chi. THE CLOSE OF SUMMER. The brothers of Sigma Chi celebrate bid day and the beginning of the new school year with a party at Court House Racquet Club. Photo courtesy of Sigma Chi. Greeks 219 jp 1 1 ZETA TAU ALPHA-Front Row: Kristi Gooch, Denise Murtha, Jennifer Wright, president; Kellee Reed, Dana Hall, Susan Ragland, Andrea Porter, Amy Bridges, Chri Higgins, Amanda Bowling. Row 2: Amy Evans, Atina Blakely, Shelly Fuller, Angela Kittrell, Cheron Pitts, Christy Smith, Anna Wilson, Kristi Shields, Christie Holla Allison Ayers. Erin Blackwell, Atisha Brymer, Mandy Burrow. Row 3: Star Ferrell, Christy Corbie, Caria Daniel, Kate Harrison, Lisa Holley, Brooke McMahan, Julia Nels Maria Powell, Mary Westn oreland, Scarlett Yam, Rebekah Bevis, Shanti Bruce, Angle Chitton, Wendy Clemmons. Back Row: Chasitie Fisher, Julie Grissom, Leslie Hans Amy Holland, Kelly Keeton, Laura Lapkovitch, Amy Livingston, Ashley Mikes, Anna Mullins, Amanda Murray, Mary Ann Palmer, Rebecca Porter, Sarah Ritterbus Melanie Self, Jamie Sisk, Stephanie Smith, Miranda Standridge. D d you know? Founding of national chapter: 1898, Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia Founding of local chapter: March 3, 1973 Symbols: Strawberry, Bunny, Angel, Crown Mascot: Bunny Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Gray Flower: White Violet Motto: " Seek the Noblest " Philanthropy: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Number of Active Members: 75 GPA required to be active: 2.0 Theme parties: Crown Ball Formal, Christmas Cocktail, Pledge Date Party Favorite traditions: Greek Treat, Caddy Day Golf Tournament, Diamond Challenge Softball Tournament Largest event this year: Diamond Challenge Softball Tournament Best intramural sport: Softball Famous alumna: Faith Daniel Little known fact: A Zeta illustrated the movie. The Little Mermaid. HAVING A GREAT TIME. Zetas ei joy the time they spei together at their sisterhood retreat. Photo courtesy of Zf Tau Alpha. 220 Greeks rOOOJl-D A NEW ORLEANS TRADITION. Christa Biggins, Holly Parrish, and Amanda Bowling are all decked out in their beads for the Zeta Mardi Gras Party. Photo courtesy of Zeta Tau Alpha. FABULOUS FORMAL. The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha celebrate one of their favorite traditions, Crown Ball. Photo courtesy of Zeta Tau Alpha. Greeks 221 INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL-Front Row: Eric Kirkman, Anthony Joiner, Jeremy Gossett. president; Jeremy Baham, Aaron Irons. Wade Watl ins. Row 2: Chris Simmons, John Haeger, Jason Evans, Gary Chandler, Marshall Parrish. Row 3: Micah Smith, Greg Provence, Tommy Backe, Todd Foiist, Chris Anderson. 1 D d you know! The Interfraternity Council serves as the official voice of the social fraternities on campus. The purpose of the IFC is to coordinate social activities, community service, and scholarship standards for the fra- ternities. It is composed of all the chapter presidents and one repre- sentative from each fraternity. This year, the council participated in the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference which was held in Atlanta, Georgia, in February. During the spring, they coordinated a Greek Workshop with the Panhellenic Council. It was a two-day event which according to Secretary Aaron Irons was held " for the betterment of all the Greeks on campus. " The group continued their efforts to encourage involvement in the Greek life by participating in SOAR in June and July. At SOAR, IFC took part in a skit which told incoming freshmen about Greek Life, and they had a slide show for the students. After the slide show, stu- dents were allowed to ask questions to the IFC members. The adviser for the IFC is Heidie Lindsey. 222 Greeks READY, SET, GO! Fraternity members battled for wl could clean their plate the fastest in the " Jello-Eatii Contest " during Spring Fling. Photo by Shannon Wells. Tanhellenic THE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL has one of the largest memberships on campus because it includes delegates from every sorority. Did you knowl The Panhellenic Council is one of the largest groups on campus. Its purpose is to maintain interfraternity relations, to strive for sound scholarship, and to maintain rules governing rushing, pledging, and initiation on campus. Besides these duties, the group also governs intersorority competition. Membership consists of delegates from each sorority chap- ter. In March, several of the members attended the Southeastern Panhellenic Convention. During the spring semester, Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic jointly sponsored a Greek Workshop which was beneficial to all groups. Throughout the year, the Panhellenic members also partici- pated in Sigma Chi Derby Days, Kappa Sigma South Seas, and FIJI Island. The council also was given the privilege of carry- ing the Alumni Flag at a football game on November 2. Panhellenic is advised by Heidie Lindsey. GREEK FUN. Members of all sororities and fraternities join in the fun of Spring Fling. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Greeks 223 224 Closing LASTING IMAGE Fighting for a parking space on the first day of your freshman year. Typing a paper in the ARC fifteen minutes before it is due. Cheering with your friends at the Homecoming football game. Feeling the pierc- ing stare of your profes- sor as you stroll into class ten minutes late. Checking your mailbox daily for items that never arrive. Passing a difficult exam with surprisingly flying colors. Ordering your graduation invita- tions in the bookstore. Each individual experi- ences such ordinary but always memorable events as a college stu- dent. These occurrences will be forever embed- ded in a special place in your heart. Every once in a while, you will take them out, dust them off, and reflect fondly on your times at the univer- sity. To each of us, life as a student will forever be a Lasting Image. A SUBTLE REMINDER. Some pro- fessors send unspoken warnings to those who dare to be late to their class. Photo by Christopher Rohling. Closing 225 NDEX A Ab Roller 105 Abbott, Dr. Kay 134,170 Absher, Dr. Keith 134,174 Academic Awards 75 Academic Resource Center 28 Accounting 76, 170 Adam.s, Elizabeth 151, 198 Adams, Kimberly 75 Adams, Larry W, 176 Adams, Sherry 1 18 Adams, Wes 214 Adkins, Kimela 76 Administrative Office Services 76 Administrators 138, 139, 140, 141 Adopt-A-Grandparent 189 Advertising Federation 174 Aerobics 105 AIDS 94,160,179 AIDS Awareness Week 94 Aikman.Troy 216 Aiming to Please 159 Akkaya, llker Enis 66, 106, 176 Alabama Attorney General 17 Alabama Music Educators Convention 165 Alabama State Band Festival 154 Alacah, Meucum 152 Alacakir, Mevcun 72, 152, 181 Albert, Brady 208 Albright, Joe 216 Albright, Ricky 216 Alcohol Awareness Week 160 Alexander, Adam 216 Alexander, Matt 106, 216 Alford, Reid 106 Allan, Dr. Mary Ann 134 Allbritten, Rachael 14, 51, 65, 106, 151,212 Allen, April Ann 72 Allen, Jennifer 72 Allen, Micheria 76, 187 Allen, Dr. ' Hirner 137 Alley, Ji mmy Lynn, Jr. 1 18 Almost Like Being in Love 22 Alpha Ball 202 Alpha Bash 202 Alpha Chi 76,170 Alpha Delta Pi 18, 25, 76, 194, 196, 197, 207 Alpha Epsilon Rho 174 Alpha Gamma Delta . .12, 25, 76, 195, 198, 199, 206 Alpha Kappa Alpha 200, 201 Alpha Kappa Delta 76, 150 Alpha Umbda Delta 76, 150, 151 Alpha Phi Alpha 202, 203, 206 Alpha Psi Omega 154 Alpha Week 202, 203 Alphie the Lion 196 Alsup, Brad 26, 72 Alternative sports 113 Altinok, Hicron 106 Alumni Association 12 Alumni Flag 223 Ambrose, John D 14 American Chemical Society 175 American Diabetes Society 210 American Eagle shirts 98 Amerson, Bob 174 Anderson, Angela 175 Anderson, Anthony 169 Anderson, Ashley 92, 212 Anderson, Banessa 172 Anderson, Billy Don 138 Anderson, Chris 86, 218, 222 Anderson, Darwin Keith 118 Anderson, Vanessa 72 Andersson, Erik 54, 55 Andrew, Neil 106 Andrews, Aaron C 118 Andrews, Jaime 106,168 Angay, Mustafa 106 Angelou, Maya 200 Anglin, Eric 118 Another All-Nighter 108 Anthony, Michael G 106, 210 Armstead, Ecego 72, 200 Armstead, Quinta S 106 Armstrong, Ben 106, 180 Armstrong, Cisely 106, 188 Arnold, Sabrina Ezell 72 Aroma ' s Coffee Bar 20 Arrieta, Carlos 72 Arslan, Ali Van 92 Art 75 Arts and Sciences, College of . .75, 76, 129 Arundar, Nazim 118 Ascending Voices 76, 188 Ashe, Li.sa 106,151, 171 Askew, Julie 106,168,187 Aswell, Joseph 106, 131 Atkins, Laquetta 188 Atlanta Merchandise Mart 177 Atlanta Police Department 9 Aubrey-Fletcher, Mark 52 Auburn University 165 Ausborn, Stuart 180, 210 Austin, Beryamin ChaJ 72 Austin, Dr. Margaret J 134, 153 Austin, Lisha C 72, 188 Austin, Vanessa 92 Avallone, Peter 168 Ayberkin, Irem 92, 156, 161, 172, 174, 176, 177 Aycock, Carta 171 Aydin, Kerim 54, ,55 Ayers, Allison . .65, 106, 151, 162, 163, 220 Azbell, Jason 92, 152, 175, 176, 189 B Back to School Bash 160, 161 Backe, Tommy 216, 222 Baddley, Betty 168,169 Baggett, Macey 14 Baham, Jeremy . .10, 75, 76, 158, 159, 182 183,210 Bailey, David Brian 75 Bailey, Dr. Birdie 134 Bailey, Emiley 106 Bailey, James 106 Bailey, Shannon 76, 173 Bain, .Jeremy 113 Baird, Dr. Paul 183 Baker, Ben J 142 Baker, Brenda 142 Baker, David 172 Baker, Gina 166, 167 Baker, Matt 210 Baker, Ronda J 92 Baker, Scott 106, 210 Baker, W. David 72 Bakula, Scott 210 Balancing Act, A 83 Balch, Ashley 8,9 Baldwin, Melvin 202 Balentine, Sissy 28 Ballard, Dr. Lee Ann 150, 175 Ballard, Shellie 166 Ballew, William L 72 Balloon Derby 198 Band 164, 165,166,167 Banks, Page 65, 106, 196 Baptist Campus Ministries 25, 76, 147, 186, 239 Barber Trophy 75 Barber, Heather 72 Barber, Michelle 106 Barefield, Christy 38 Barker, Angle 171 Barker, Marcia 118 Barkhuff, Mike 67,161,172 Barn Party 212 Barnes, Briana 175 Barnes, Kirsten 76 Barnes, Tiffany 148, 177 Barnett, Lane 40 Barnett, Stephen Rhett 72 Barrett, Alice 72 Barrett, Jeanna 72, 166, 171 Barron, Joe 106 Barty, Dr. Peter 180 Baseball 58,59,60,61,217 Basil, Toni 11 Basketball 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 Bass, Robert 67 Bassham, George Thomas . . . .72, 176, 180 Baugh, Kitor 207 Bayles, Veronica 72, 152, 171 Be a Pike or Be Beaten by One 214 Beach Boys 25 Beale, Rebecca 118 Beam,,lill 92,170 Beard, Daniel 168, 186 Beard, TV 118,161 Beasley, Jennifer 106 Beasley, Rodney 40, 175 Beaver, Brent D 72 Beaver, Clyde R., Jr. 142 Beck, Bill 208 Beck, Dr. Oscar 151 Beck, Elizabeth 168,169 Beckwith, Heather 1 18, 179, 188 Beddingfield, Honey 72 Bedford, Kevin 118, 208 Bedford, Roger 17 Bedwell, Christopher Lewis 1 18 Behel, Karia 106 Behel, Melanie 198 Beighle,Troy 178 Belcher, Mary 72 Bell, Anthony 40, 43 Bell, Bretford .106, 155, 179, 188, 202, 206 Belue, Shawn 118 Benefield, Amelia 72 Benison, Angela 186 Benton, Karen Marie 106 Berry, Baron 29, 72, 76, 86 Berry, Jon Berry, Kimberly Berry, Lisa Biley Berry, TXvylla Best in the Business Beta Beta Beta 76, Bevis, Rebekah 118, 167, Bias, Jennifer Bibb Graves Hall Bickley, Anne Bid Day 195,213, Bielat,AmyK 106, Big Brothers Big Sisters . . . .187, 202, ; 214, Big Noise Bigbee, Norma Billingsley, Cliff Biology 75, Birkenstocks Birmingham-Southern College Birthday Party, Leo ' s Bishop, Angela 73, 172, Bishop, Jill .73, 86, 162, 163, 175, 183, Bittenbender, Julie . .73, 1.52, 170, 177, Black Diamond Black History Month 179, Black Student Alliance 12, 76, Black, Chan Black, Mitzi Black, Paige Blackburn, Jeremy Blackburn, Maria Blackwell, Erin 106,1 Blackwell, John Blakely, Atina L 65, 86, 92, 162, ; Blankensopp, Jo Ann 48, 49, ' . Blankinship, Keith Blanton, Bethany Harp .22, 23, 73, 86, 1 Blanton, Britt 176,1 Blast to the Past Blitzer, Wolf Bloodworth, Marcus I Blunt, Travis 73, 1 Board of lYustees ... .4, 138, 139, 140, 1 Bobek, Dr. Susan C 1 Bobo, Rachel 22, 23, 86, 92, II 162, 173, 183, : Bocek, Sengul Booking, Ali.son Michelle 76, 1 Bocking, Jennifer 1 Boggs, Tiffany Bogle, Jennifer 73, 1 Bolan, April 1 Bolinger, Janeann 1 Boiler, Amy I Bolligrew, Baron 14, Bologna Teaches 2 Bolton, Brent 2 Bonchillon, T.J I Bontrager, Keith Bookstore, University Borden, Chad 2 Bornmann, Marsha 118, 131, 1 Bottoms, Michel Claire I Bouchillon, Thomas J 1 Boutwell, Misty Bowl for Kids Sake 2 Bowling, Amanda 220,2 Bowling, Pam 161,1 Bowman, Julie 1 ' Boyd, Alicia DeShawn ' Boyd, Steve 170, li Boyd, William G 118,1 226 Index yle, Jennifer 170 ys and Girls Clubs 202, 204, 205 a(lbar , Melanie 158 adford, LaDonna 153 adford, Melissa 92 adford, Misti 107,175 adford, Wanda 173 adley, Charles 73 adley, David P., ,lr 107,210 sdley, Leanna 118 adley, Sara 142 adley, Teresa 92, 155, 170, 177 ady Bunch 18, 19 aly, .lason 191 amletl, Sheree 73, 174 anscombe, Lisa 62 anscome. Randy 73 ay. And! 168,169 ay. Chuck 92 ay, Deidre 118,198 ay Jazzmin 186 azelton, Amy Leigh 92 evarri, CI 207 ewer, Bobby N., Jr. 92 ewer, Jo Anne 73, 150, 180, 181 ewer, Stephanie Renae 92 ewster, Kelly 212 idges. Amy S 73, 206, 220 idges, Rachel 62 iggs,John 169 iley, Stephany 118 inging out the best 64 inley,, lason 108, 188,210 oadfoot, Michael 214 ogdon, Emily 118 own, Alyce 173 own, Bonnie 142 own.Caacie 92,187 own, Derek 75 own, Dr Sarah 134 own, Elana 92 own, Houston 218 own, Jennifer 73, 1 18 own, Kelly 118 own, Kevin 92 own, Rodney 26, 155, 202 own, Scott 208 own, Shane 214 ()wn,Tabita 167 own, Wesley 48 owning. Amy 92 ownlee, Farrah 107,189 uce,Shanti 65,118,220 umley, James 92 van, Sam 218 vant. Brandy 198 ant, Haley M, 118 ant, Michelle S 118 mer, Atisha 65, 220 chanan, Hosea 92 erhaus, Matthew 73, 131 ilding Traditions 147 Hard, Dr. Jerri 134, 150,175 llington, Kira 170 ndy,,IerryW. 73,169 rbank. Angle M 118 rcham, Tracy 73,170 rchfield, Katherine 142 rgess, Apriell 118,179 rks, Jamie 73 rns, Anquita Michelle 107 rns, Jason 67, 148 ms, Jimmy .142 rriss, Lee 173 rriss, Malory 173 Burrow, Mandy 65, 220 Burrows, Nick 20,118,218 Burl, Kristin 187 Business Clubs 170,172 Business Law Ill Business, College of 76, 129 Butler, Amy 107,151, 169 Butler, Brant 108, 187 Butler, Kelly 169 Butler, Rita 92,151,170 Butler, Tonia 73 Butte, Amber 73, 154 Buttram, Leslie 107,131,151 Buyukacaroglu, Oeniz 1 19 Buyukkayalar, Meltem 107, 176 By Culture and By Merit 200 Byrd, Jamie 92 Byrd, Wayne 47 Byrdak, Scott 60 C-Jam Blues 165 Caddy Day 220 Cadle, Michelle 73 Cagle,Kaci 73,171 Cain, Brantly 171 Cain, Heather 74, 171 Cain, Jamie Kirk 73,175 Cain, Jeremy 107 Cakmaka, Ece 152 Cakmakci, Ece 92 Calhoun, Tabitha 107, 151 Callahan ' s 20 Calloway, Michelle 76 Calvert, Matt 93 Campaign ' 96 16, 17 Campbell, Amy 119, 176, 186, 190 Campbell, Dr. Walter 134 Campbell, Mary 93 Campbell, Mary Beth Eck 142, 145 Campbell, Misti 74,161,174 Campus After Dark 186 Campus HIV Awareness Task Force ... 179 Campus Impact 187 Caner,Ozge 107,152,176 Canida,,Iudy 142 Canis, Dr Wayne F 134 Cannon, Candy 93 Canova, John 52, 53 Canterbury Club 76, 188, 189 Canup, Suzanne 153 Garden, Lori 119 Cargile, Scotty L 86, 162, 184 Carlton, Patrick 60 Carnathan, Christy 107 Carnation Ball 212 Carpenter, Courtney 1 19, 124 Carpenter, Matthew 1 19, 151 Carr, Allison 93 Carson, Johnny 210 Cartensen, Dee 160 Carter, Clint 210 Carter, Heather M 26, 93, 178 Carter, Tiffany 107, 158, 196 Carter, Toni 74 Carter, Tyler 93,218 Casey, Angelia 166 Casey, Carie 212 Casey, Elisha 173,179 Cason, Lori 86,174,178 Gaspers, Annelle I) 14, 178 Gastleman, Matthew 107, 151, 16ft Catholic Campus Ministries 76, 187 Celmowski, Brandy 173 Cernan, Gene 210 Chaffin, David Lee 119,214 Chaffin, Debbie 134 Chaffm, Kelley . . . .119, 156, 158, 168, 187 Chalk Art 19 Chamber Choir 168 Chambers, Chris 74 Chambers, Jason 107, 170 Champagne Jam 198 Champion, Melinda 93 Champion, Mis.sy 198 Chandler, Bay 218- Chandler, Dr. Patricia 134 Chandler, Gary 214,222 Chandler, Greg 214 Chandler, Jason 216 Chandler, Kimberly 76 Chaney, Beryamin K 74, 155 Charles, Suzette 200 CHAT 179 Cheatham, Elizabeth 93, 120 Cheatham, Traci Simpson 74 Cheek, Kristi 74 Cheerleaders 64, 65, 76, 239 Chelmowski, Brenda 179 Chelmowski, Melinda 179 Chemistry 75, ' 75 Chen, Chiong-Yiao 134 Chenault, Matt 107,218 Cheney, Beverly 142,172 Cherokee 165 Cherry, Alice 175 Chess Club 181 Childers, Amy 74 Children ' s Miracle Network 212, 218 Childress, Andrea 51 Childress, Byrd 93 Chili Cookoff 29,173,181 Chittom, Angela 93, 220 Choat, Stacey 93 Choate, James Anthony 74 Choate, Janet 93, 168,180 Christian Student Center 76 Christian Student Fellow.ship 189 Christmas Cocktail 22 Christy, Ashlea 131,174 Christy Dr. Craig 177 CIS DPM Association 172 Civil War 3 Clark, Adam 107 Clark, Amy 93 Clark, Aquana 93 Clark, Christopher Scott 107 Clark, Danny 142 Clark, Marjorie 142 Clark, Michael Allen 76 Clark, Priscilla Marie 119,178 Clark, Stuart 52 Clay, Audrey Brooke 74 Cleary, Michael 107 Cleaton, Millie 62 Clemmons, Jana 119 Clemmons, Pam 142 Clemmons, Russ 14 Clemmons, Wendy 220 demons, Nicole 38 Cleveland, Nita 119,188,196 Clinton, President Bill 16, 17 Closing the Gaps 63 Club 13 20,219 Coats, Bonnie 142 Cobb, Huston 138 Cobb, Jennifer 169,186 Cobbs, LaToya 119 Cochran, Katie 57 Cochran, Rosalynde Dionne 76, 188 Cochrane, Tara 93 Coffee, and Plenty of It 108 Coggins, Chris 214 Coker, Matt 153 Cole, Alicia 93 Cole, Marcia 142 Cole, Sherry 119 Coleman, Jeremy 119 Collegiate Singers 76, KiS Collier Library 83, 108, 200 Collier, Neonica 107 Collier, Pamela Holt 74 Collins, Brent 10, 25, 162, 163, 218 Collins, David 107 Collins, Dr Newton J 134, 169 Collins, .leff 172 Collins, Joseph Brent 75 Collinsworth, Jenna 93 Collum, Jon 93 Collum, Tanya 74 Colvin, Brandy 212 Comedy Zone 25 Coming into their Own 57 Communication and Theatre, Department of 14,15,26,27,75 Compton, Cortney 26 Computer Information Systems . . .76, 172 Computer Information Systems Club . .172 Computer Science 75 Concordia University 120 Condra,Tresa 74,178 Congleton, Dana 65 Conner, ,Iason 107 Conova, John 74 Contribution to Campus Life Award .75, 76 Controlling Situation 27 Controlling the Court 54 Convocation 129, 133 Cook, Alice 74,176,186 Cook, Charles 93 Cook, Dottie 142 Coolidge, Calvin 210 Cooper, Misty 107 Cooper, Nani 175 Cooper, Tannisha 179 Copeland, Danielle 107 Copeland, Dr Joe B 134 Corbin, Kellie 51,62 Corbie, Christy 65, 107, 220 Corduroy pants 98 Cortez, Shane 107 Cosley, Andre Dion 107, 173 Cosley, Andrea 179 Cosley, Pier 173,179 Cosley Pierson 173,179 Cossey, Tonya 1 19 Cotney, .leffrey 76 Couch, Dr Jim 152,181 Counce, David 142 Counce, Timothy D 74 Counce, Tina 119 Court House Racquet Club 219 Court of Flags 4 Court Street Cafe 20 Cow Pasture 216 Cox,,IamesW. 93,172 Cox, .lennifer 107 Cox, Nicole 212 Cox, Sandi 93, 171 Cox, Schuylar 74, 204, 205 Index 227 Cox, Stacy 119 Crabtree, Vikki 212 Craft, Riana 119,170 Craig, Jenny 14 Craig, Misty 107 Craig, Yvonne 170 Cramer, Bud 17 Crazy For You 155 Cream of the Crop 86 Creasy, Jennifer 119, 188, 196 Creed, Allison 119 Crews-Owen, Dr. Amy 134, 153 Crittenden, George 119 Crocker, Dr. Margie S 134 Crocker, Paul 186 Cross Country 48, 49 Crouch, Michelle 74 Crowell, Barry 74 Crown Ball 220 Crowning Achievement 22, 23 Crump, Laura Beth 93, 171 Crush Party 198 Culver, Jeffrey 93 Curry, Adam 119,185 Curtis, Amanda 74, 172, 174 Curtis, Dustin 74 NDEX Everson, Caraino . Ezekiel, Kanisha . Ezell, Dedra Ezell, Lindsay . . . D ' Herrde, Mandie 189 D ' Herrde, Randy 189 Daher, Rochelle 93 Dailey, Derek 67 Dailey, Tabitha 93 Daily Planners Ill Dale ' s Restaurant 170 Dalmation 214 Daly, Dr. Robert 134 Danehower, Greg 168 Daniel, Caria Berniece . .76, 151, 158, 161, 220 Daniel, Edward 184,185 Daniel, Rural Junior 109 Daniel, Faith 220 Daniel, Jacqueline 119 Daniel, John 119 Daniel, Matt 208 Daniel, Ron 109 Daniels, Amey 109 Danylo, Jennifer 75, 86, 131 Darby, Chan 14,26 Darby, Donald Lee 76 Darby, .lacob 109 Darby, Melissa Kaye 76 Darmer, Amanda 119 Darnell, Li.sa 134,173 Dating 97, 101 Davenport, Jill 93 Davidson, Serena 189 Davis, Brandi Jaiquay 119 Davis, Brandie 45 Davis, Chad 109 Davis, CoriW. 119 Davis, Dr. Ernestine 134 Davis, Heather 109 Davis, Jamali 179 Davis, .lulie 170, 177 Davis, Kat . . .10, 12, 65, 155, 1.58, 160, 161, 162, 168, 169, 198 Davis, Kathryn Seneca 76 Davis, Lisa 1.5.5 Davis, Lisa M 76 228 Index Davis, Maury 161,168,169,186 Davis, Sean 184 Days of Our Lives 28 Dazed and Confused 160 Deadly Virus, The 94 Dean, Brooke 156,157,189 Dean, Courtney 65 Dean, Phil 67 Dedicated to Service 162 Defiore, Mike 216 DeGregory, Dr. Jerry 150, 175 Deitz, Lori 119,166 Deline, Tara 74, 167 Delta Sigma Theta 204, 205 Delta State 12 DeLuca, Tom 18, 19, 160 Democratic Party 16, 17 Denton, Salena 200 Derby Days 198,218,223 Dereli, Emre 93 Derici,Hilal 93,172,176,177 DeRosa, A. Dawn 119,198 Destination Unknown 212 Devall, Kayla 109 DeVaney, Charles 189 Diamond Days 196 Diaz, Frank 74 Diaz, Jessica 119 Dickerson, Jill 109,198 Dill, Nicholas 210 Dillard, Christopher 151, 175 Dillard, Gerald 66 Diorama, the . . .76, 145, 190, 191, 192, 193 Di.sabilities Awareness Week 159 Division Page: Classes 70, 71 Division Page: Closing 225 Division Page: Faculty 132, 133 Division Page: Organizations 146, 147 Division Page: Student Life 6,7 Division Pages: Greeks 194, 195 Dbion, Felicia 65, 179, 188 Dizzie Izzie 19 Dobbins, Lance 60 Doerflinger, Ashley 109, 131, 170 Dole, Bob 17 Dollar, AIILson G 75 Don ' t Sit Under the Apple Tree 25 Donham, C. Cooper 109 Doppel, Mariah 109,198 Dorier, Ashley 109 Doming, Sarah 196 Doss, Brian 210 Doss, .Julie 93,161,173,174,178 Dot ' s Poetry Corner 176 Dotson, Rabon 168 Dotson, Tammie 93 Doughty, Tracy 207 Dover, Mark 74, 175 Dowdy, Trisha 95,171 Downing, Anthony 119 Downtown Florence Unlimited 218 Drace, Rebekah 121 Dragon Days 15 Drake, Julie 95 Drake, Paige 1.56,179 Draper, David 121 DrLscoll, JennI 36, 38 Driver, Jeremy 1,55 Dueffer, Melissa 51 Duke, Dallas 121 Dumas, Dr. Ruth T 134 Duncan, Angela Christene 121 Duncan, Jeana K 95 Duncan, Shiela Annette 74 Dunehew, Jenny 77 Durough, Robert v., Jr. 121, 148 Durr,Nikki 121,179,188 Dutton, Brandon 95 Dutton, Rich 48, 49, 95 IE Easley, John 40, 77 East Hall High School 137 Eckl, Michelle 175, 187 Economics 76 Eddleman, Angela 95 Edge, The 20 Edgil, Teresa 142 Education, College of 76, 129 Edwards, Amanda 180 Edwards, Kiela 109 Edwards, Malinda 179, 188 Edwards, Michael A 77 Egg Toss 19 Eggleston, Casey 86, 120, 131, 188 Egyptian Sphinx 202 Ekman, Dr. Thomas A 153, 175 El Pragnato Gato 165 Elections 16,17 Elementary Education 76 Elibol, Banu 109, 131, 149, 175, 196 Eliff, Duane 77 Elkins, Mark 109,216 Elliot, Gary 40,41,42 Ellison, Bethany 109 Emmons, Sherry Carr 77, 170 Emory University 9 Empric, Jennifer 108 Engle, Gregory K 239 Engle, Tony 208 English 75,176 English Club 176 Enlow, Danette 95,171 Enlow, Darrah 121 Entertaining the Campus 160 Entertainment Industry Association76, 169 Erickson, Carolyn 95, 180 Erickson, Christopher M 76, 77 Erwin, Christi 48, 109 Erwin, Shannon 109 Eubanks, Brooke 198 Eubanks,Jeff 211 Eubanks, Joy 57 Evans, Amy 95, 167, 220 Evans, Brandi 50, 51 Evans, Jason 95, 162, 181. 210, 222 Evans, Lawren 51 Evans, Penny 95 Evans, Salina 109 Evans, Sara 121 Eveland, Brandi 51 Eveland, Toby 10, 109, 151, 1,58 Event to Remember 24 Everett, Blake 218 Everett, Todd 218 Evers, Sam 109,218 IF Fabiano, Michele 1 Facing the Challenge 1 Faculty . .132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 1 139, 140, Fads Faithful Sisters, The ; Fall Convocation 129, 1 Family Voices Fannin, Aubrey 1 Fargo, Nicole Farley, Christian 121, 1 Farmer, Jessica 121, 1 Farr, Kristi 95, 153, 1 Farrar, Rodney 95, i Farris, Cade 109, 169, 1 Farris, Chason 77, 168, 169, 1 Farris, Eric i Farris, Monica 75, Fashion Fashion Forum 76, 1 Fat-free Option, The 1 FBI Felker, Karla . . .65, 75, 76, 77, 86, 152, 1 158, 159, 161, 162, 180, Fenus, Justin ,5 Ferguson, Jillian 1 Fernstrom, Dr. Pam 1 Ferrell, Star S Ferry, Dr. Jerry W. 134,1 Fiddleworms I Field, Chris I Fiji 11,24,25,206,210,! Fiji Island 210, S Fike, Amy L 1 Finance Financial Management Association Economics Club Finding their Strengths Finn, Marcus E 1 First and Finest 1 First Blast of Spring 18, First Southern Pepsi Tipoff Fischer, Heather 109,168,1 Fiscus, Christy Fishback, Lana 38, Fisher, Chasitie 109,158,2 Flag Corps 1 Flannagen, Christy 1 Fleming, Wess 2 Flippo, Sandra Dean Ashby Flor-Ala, The 16, 76, 145, 190, 191, 192, 1 Florida State University Flowers Hall 41, 90, 1 Floyd Science Building 1 Flurry, Frankie 1 Fogg, Leslie Foot-bagging 1 Football 2, 12, 16, 32, 33, 34, 35, 2 Foote, Dr. Edward 174,1 Ford, Allison 56, Ford, Regina 1 ' Ford, Shameka I Ford,Suzanna 121, H Fordham, Heather 2 FORE oreign Languages 75, 177 orsythe, Susie 20 ortenberry, Heather. 1 109, 151, 171 bster, Dr. William 18;! oster, Jana Beth 95, 171 oster, Pam 95,98,170 oster, Wendy 64 bulks, ,)as(in fiO ounder ' s Day 208 oust, Glenda 142 oust, ,11m 121 oust, Todd Edward 76, 86, 218, 222 owler, Anthony M 77 owler, Warren 109,162,218 ralix. Amy 109 ranldin, Gavin 76 ranldin, Gayle 76 ranklin, Toquilla Quennett 121 ranklin, Trina 76 ranks, Amanda 109, 120 ranks, Christy 77, 171 ranks, 1-aressa 77 ranks, Natalie M 95 ranks, Shayna 95, 186, 198 ranks, Wendie 77 ranks, Wendy Leigh 77 raternities, Sororities 194-223 raternity Star 202 razier, Cindy 1711 razier, Jennifer 77, 131 razier, Michelle 95 razier. Misty 169 rederick, Andrew 121 rederiek, ,)onathon 218 reedom Under Fire 160 reeman, .lanna 77 reeman, Susan 142 reeman, Tae 14 reneh, Christina 62 reshman Orientation Resource ducation 76 reshmen 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 ricke,.lulie 65,109,212,239 riedman, Michelle 121,186 riendship, the Sweetest Influence . . .210 uentes. Christian 161, 179 uller, Cherri 148 iiller.Cori 77,172,174,186,198 uller, Eric 110 uller, Jamie 187 uller, Jason 110 uller, Jenny 198 jller, Kimberly A 14, 26, 77, 178 jller. Shelly 95,170,220 an Flicks 11 inderburk, Joey 64 issell, Brian 214 iddy, Stacie 77 din, Vanessa 154 imble, Billy 40 imble, Jonathan 121 imma Beta Phi 76, 152 unma Theta Upsilon 1,50 mdy, Aubrey 151 indy, Dustin 175 mdy, Latasha , 95 mn, Debra Jones 76 int, Meleah 95 Gardner, Danielle 121 Gargis, Darrell 95,218 Gargis, .larred 216 Garner, Christine 142 Garner, Dr. Eddy 186 Garretson, Vance 121 Garrett, Brody 95 Garrison, Lorrie 167 Garrison, Shelley 62 Gartman, Dr. Max 134 Gasque, Heather 95 Gastler, Al 110, 148, 149, 156, 161 Gatlin, Lee 77 Gaunder, Dr. Eleanor 151 Gazipura, Cathy 110 Gentry, Hannah 113, 161, 196 Geography 75, 137 Geography Awareness Week 181 Geography Club 180, 181 George C. Marshall Award 75 George, Tasha 77 German Club 177 German, Jon 214 German-American Day 177 Gerstman, Seth 110 Giannatos, ,Iay 76 Gib.son, Bobby 177 Gibson, Brett 168, 169, 186 Gifford, David 175 Gilchrist, Natalie 179 Gillaspie, Dr. Lynn 135 Gillespie, Carla 168 Gillespie, Stephanie 110 Gillespie, Wendy 95,212 Gilliard, Matt 67, 131 Gist, Amy 121,167 Giving it their all 33 Glass, Beth 10, 22, 23, 65, 76, 110, 1,52, 158, 162, 182 Glasscock, Lorraine 170 Glenn, Lee 189 Glidewell, Heather 95 Glor, Janice 156, 157 Glover, Bronson 110 Goad, Justin 216 Gober, Dorinda 44, 46 Goforth, M. Heather 121 Goforth, Nancy Y 77 Golden Girls and Ambassadors 163 Golden, Stephanie 189 Goldstein, Dr. Karen 135 Golf 52,53 Golson, Brad 121 Gonenc, K. Volkan 78 Gooch, Kristi A 78, 86, 162, 171, 220 Goodnite, Dr. Barbra 135 Goodwin, Leigh 121 Gordon, Amy 78, 91 Gordon, Faith Donna 78, 131 Goree,,Iulie 110,198 Goree, Mark 168, 169 Gorunk, Harry 210 Gossett, Jeremy 216, 222 Graduation 5, 90, 91 Graham, Bryon 110 Graham, Chris 95, 161, 187 Grandma ' s Cooking 120 Grant, Damian 40, 41 Graves, Ben 218 Graves, Larry 25, 210 Graves, Michelle 196 Gray, Georgia 121,176 Gray, Je.ssica 121 Gray, Larissa 189 Gray, Miranda 121 Gray, Vicki 75 Grease 25 Greek Moments 206, 207 Greek Treat 220 Greek Workshop 222, 223 Greeks 194-223 Green, Alan 51 Green, Alyssa 121 Green, Crystal 122 Green, Dr. Felice 204 Green, Gary 137, 150, 152, 180 Green, Gene 138 Green, Jeremy Lane 95 Green, Lance 59 Green, Lisa 122 Green, Nancy 137 Greene, Russell 95 Greene, Will 110,161,214 Greenhill Open Marching Festival 164 Greenlee, Todd 110 Greenway, Kim 66, 142 Greer, lyier 16,96,174,191 Gretta, Laura 110 Grice, Rebekah 212 Griffin, Jill (Niki) 110, 151, 152, 180 Griffin, Lisa 151 Griffus, Tricia 76 Griggs, Kirk 122 Grimes, Heath 110 Grimes, Kimberly 78 Grimes, Shirley 172 Grimsley, Greg 40, 41 Gripe Line 159 Grisham, Leanne 1 10, 151, 158 Grissom, Emily 212 Grissom, Jan 12 Grissom, Julie 122, 178, 220 Grissom, Lori 78, 178 Grissom, Mark 122 Grissom, Mary Leigh 175 Gross, Alice 26, 155 Gross, Cody 75, 76 Gross, John Thomas 26 Gross, Sam 155,161,175 Gross, Steven 14, 154, 155, 178 Grott, Adam 208 Growing in Faith 186 Growing Up Brady 18, 19, 160 Grustler, Alan 181 GUC Atrium 105 Guess Who ' s Coming to Dinner 212 Guitard, Patricia 122, 196 Gungor, Dine 76 Gunn, Rod 207 Gusar, Erkan 66, 96, 156, 161, 176, 177, 183 Guy, Jason Young 78, 168, 210 Guy, Wes 208 HI Habitat for Humanity 19, 156, 157, 187, 216 Hacker, Christy 78 Hackey Sack 113 Hackworth, Adrienne 96, 152 Hadder, Amanda 212 Haddock, Heath 21 Haeger, John 208, 222 Hagood, Andrea 38, 1 10 Hagood, Chasta 96 Haines, Adam 218 Hair, Stacy 8, 9 Hairell, Kylie 122 Halil, Burcin Had 96 Hall Councils 148 Hall of Fame 75, 76 Hall, Andrea 96, 108, 190 Hall, Barbi 110 Hall, Chad 60 Hall, Clay 151 Hall, Dana 177,220 Hall, Gloria 78,170,183 Hall, .Joshua 122 Hall, Kim 78, 154 Hall, Mike 67 Hall, Morris 162 Hall, Nancy Y 96 Hallmark, Amy 110 Halsey, Reynard 179 Hambrick, Emily 151, 187 Hamilton, Ken 168, 187 Hammer, Kevin 168 Hammock, Janice 173, 179 Hammock, Janis 179 Hammonds, ,Iohn 214 Hanback, Allison 122 Hanback, Brad 96, 155 Hanback, Brian 1 10 Hanback, Daniel 110 Hancock, Stephanie Lynn 122, 196 Hand, Chris 96 Hand, Melinda 96 Hankey, Dwight 187 Hannah, Tamesha 122 Hanson, Leslie 220 Hansson, Joakim 54, .55 Happy Days Are Here Again 165 Harbin, Amy 78 Harbin, Crystal 122, 148, 156 Hardin, Emily Crane 78 Hardin, Jeremy 78 Hardin, Lori J 75 Hardison, Richard 76, 171 Harelson, Lori 173 Hargett, Melanie 96,162, 198 Hargrave, Jaime 96 Harland, Emily 78 Harmon, Todd 210 Harmond, J.J 175 Harper, Annette 78, 174, 198 Harper, Blake 168 Harper, Matt 60 Harper, Will 151 Harrell, Brandon 155 Harrelson, Lori 78, 179, 186 Harris, Bob 160 Harris, Christie 153 Harris, Daniel 169 Harris, Felicia 96 Harris, Jeana 78, 186 Harris, Jeffrey 96 Harris, Leslee 122 Harris, Robyn 96 Harris, Teresa L 78 Harris, Tiffany 65,110,131 Harrison, Alicia 110 Harrison, Amanda 96, 175 Harrison, Don 96, 179 Harrison, Donna 177 Harrison, Ginger 122, 169 Harrison, Kate 1 10, 220 Harrison, Molly 122 Harrison, Tracy 96, 167 Hart, Peggy 76 Harvey, Christina 110, 151, 171 Harvey, Christy 167 Harvey, Eric . . .110, 158, 161, 169, 181, 187 Index 229 Hatvey.Twiisha 78,204,205 Harville, Tammie Rae 96 Hastings, Heather 110 Hastings, Keelan 1 10 Hatfield, Tanya 122 Hathorne, Matt 214 Hattabaugh, Dr. Fred 75, 76, 135 Hatton, Amy S 78 Haugh, Joshua 48, 49 Haverson, Nil ki 38 Hawl ins, Jean 179 Hawltins, Ryan 208 Hay, AI 52 Hayes, Blake 214 Hayes, Nicole 96 Haygood, Brian 185 Haynes, Keri 178 Haynes, Stephanie L 78, 161, 175 Health 105 Health, Physical Education and Recreation 76 Health-Rider 105 Hearn,Sid 155 Heart of the Campus 28 Heaven, Betty 76, 78, 131, 179, 183 Heery, Katie 131,212 Heimmermann, Dr. Daniel 180 Heimmermann, Emily 180 Hell on the Hill 208 Heliums, Beth . . .20, 65, 110, 131, 151, 212 Helms, Aaron 187 Helstowski, Marcus 60 Helton, Tonya 62, 96 Henao, Lucila 155, 177 Henderson, Lee 122 Hendrix, Haley 51 Henke, Lindsay 122 Henry, Matt 14,15,60,96 Henry, Melis.sa 178 Henry, Tammy 76 Herrin, Anna 196 Herring, Kimberly 110 Herring, Shace 178 Herring, Teedi 179,188 Herrmann, Shane 112, 186 Hester, Amy 112,198 Hester, Donna 76 Hester, Natalie 142 Hester, Rodney 161 Hickman, Melissa 96, 180 Hick.s, Pamela 192,193 Hicks, Ryan 208 Hick.s, Warren 216 Higdon, Heather 78,212 Higginbotham, Joel 78 Higgins, ChrLsta 18, 220, 221 Hiking boots 98 Hill, Brenda Jeanne . . . .142, 144, 145, 190 Hill, Clay 218 Hill, Heather 1.54 Hill,Janna 1.53 Hill, Jason 64 Hill, Jeremiah 168 Hill, Lee 122 Hill, Marsha 65,78,170,177 Hill, Monica 112,198 Hilton, Jennifer 122 Himmler, Dr. Frank 150, 180 Hinds, Gretchen 170, 177 Hines, Jared Lewis 112,189 Hinton, Adrienne Elizabeth 112, 196 Hipp, Jana 167 History 75 History Club 180 Hobb.s, Monique 188 230 Index Hobbs-Austin, Erin 106 Hobday, Hylton Branscomb 96 Hodge, Catherine Melissa 79, 174 Hodge, Courtney 96 Hodges, Brett 75 Hodges, Cathena 122 Hodges, Jeff 8, 9 Hodges, Karen 143,145 Hodum, Joanna 76, 79 Hoe Down 214 Hogan, Gloria 112,158 Hogan, Lisa 170 Hogan, Trade 212 Hogue, Mark 150,175 Holberg, Dan 66, 122, 148 Holcomb.Guy 143 Holcombe, Anita Gay 79, 170 Holcombe, David 143 Holcombe, Eric 96 Holden, William 112 Holder, Norman 75 Holland, Amy 96, 220 Holland, Christie 96, 220 Holland, Kelly 64, 65, 239 Holland, Kristie 169 Holland, Priscilla 150,180 Holland, Shana L 79 Holley,Lisa 112,151,158,161,220 Holley, Patricia G 143 Holley, Paul 135 Hollingsworth, Aimee 196 Hollman, Holly 79 Holloway, Christy Lynn 79 Holloway, Jeff 46 Holly, Amber 178 Holmes, Matt 79 Holt, Charles 79, 184, 185 Holt, Chuck 208 Holt, Marilyn 79, 86 Homecoming 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 160, 165, 178, 186,206,207,218 Honoraries . . . .150, 151, 1.52, 153, 154, 155 Honors Night 75, 76 Hood, Amy D 79,175 Hood, Lori 65, 96 Hood, Melinda 79, 169 Hood, Stephen 79 Hood, Terry, Jr. 122 Hood, Windy 190,191 Hoover, Courtney 65, 212 Hornbuckle, Alicia 168 Horton, Ashley 112 Horton, Brittnea 48 Ho.sea, Kimberly Garrison 112 Ho.spice 173 Hostess es, NCAA 64, 65 Hough, Amanda Leigh 112, 198 House of Representatives 16 Houston, Jason Roger 76, 153 Hovater, Jeremy 96, 172, 218 Howard, Dr. G. Daniel 141 Howard, Kathy Hall 79 Howard, Lacey 112, 151, 179, 188, 190, 191 Howard, Melvin 79 Howard, Miranda 122, 196 Howard, Richard C 79 Howard, R(mdi 122 Hoyle, Kim 122,175,198 Hubbard, Brian 14 Hubbard, Jennifer 122 Hubbard, Tammy 76 Huddleston, Dr Bill 135 Hudiburg, Dr. Richard A 135, 153 Hud.son, Adam 216 Hudson, Chandra D 79, 170, 172 NDIEX Hudson, Laurel 168 Hudson, Trisha L 79,172 Huff, Shelly 122 Huffstutler, Terry 99 Hughes, Angela Robin 79 Hughes, Jessica 76 Hughes, Susan 143 Hule, Bradley Boggus 186 Hulsey,Brad 122 Hulsey, Christy L 79 Human Environmental Sciences . .76, 155 170, 171, 177 Humphrey, Tawanda 99, 188 Humphries, Julie 151 Hunter, Brenda 79, 173 Hunter, Shea 168,177 Hunter, Shonda Lee 112 Hurren, Marie 153,161,170 Hurst, Josh 216 Huston, Ryan 185 Hutchins, Mike 155 Hutto, Misty Shawn 122, 167 Hutton,Chad 112 Hyatt, Brian 99 Hyche, Jed 79 Hyneman, Windy 112 Ice, Ice, Baby 11 ICUNA 76, 176 IPC 76, 222, 223 Imperial Tombs of China Exhibit 180 In the Mood 25 Industrial Hygiene 75, 175 Ingleright, Jennifer Steen 79, 86, 154, 174, 178 Inman, Leigh 151 Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom . . .204 Interfraternity Council 76, 222, 223 International Club of UNA 76, 176 International Students 10 Intramural Field 18 Intramurals 66, 67 Irons, Aaron 112,131,208,222 Irons, Angle 112 Irons, Stephanie 99, 167 Isbell, Bart 79 Isbell, Dr. Raymond 135 Iseldyke, Eric 191 Isgam, T riq 208 It ' s Great to be Green 137 Ivy Leaf 200 J.C. Scott ' s 20 Jacks, Robbie 211 Jackson, AI 79 Jackson, Brooke 123 Jackson, Cory 112,151,198 Jackson, Jacqueline 123, 167 Jack.son, Jamilah 123 Jackson, Jayne 154, 155 Jackson, Kim 179, IS Jackson, Les I ' i Jackson, Sherrod 40, i Jackson, Tori IS James, Amy 65, 112, IE James, Chris 21 James, Governor Fob 16, 17, IJ James, Greg If James, Josh U James, Lisa I ' i James, Mitzi 123, 1! James, Rick 21 Jamieson, Andrew M ! Jamieson-Cramer, Charlotte Ic Janssen, Dan Jansson, Hans 54, S Jarmains 1( Jarman, Xavier 1! Jarmon, Jamaal li Jarnigan, Dan II Jarnigan, William M I Jazz Jam ! Jello Eating 19,2! Jemison, Mae 2( Jenkins, Elizabeth 1! Jenkins, Jonathan ! Jenkins, Laura Jane 79, 1 ' Jenkins, Tonya Ann f Jensen, Heather 38, ; Jeremy ' s Egg li Jobe, Neill ( Joe Wheeler State Park I. John C. Martin Scholarship ' Johns, Angela 1 ' Johns, Derek 123,21 Johnson, Angela 112, I Johnson, Brandon Hugh 10, 75, 2: Johnson, Charissa 1( Johnson, D.J 2. Johnson, Derrick L Johnson, Dr. Jean L 1! Johnson, Dr. Robert Edward K Johnson, Jaselyn 123, 1( Johnson, Jason If Johnson, Jennifer 86, 1 ' Johnson, Jodi ( Johnson, LaShanda 99, 1 ' Johnson, Lauren 1! John.son, Linda 80,172,1! Johnson, Lona Lanell Gibbs i Johnson, Patrick ' ■ Johnson, Scott .99, 156, 158, 169, 182, 1( Johnson, Shannon 21 Johnson, Spencer If Johnson, Tammy I Johnson, Zethelyn R I ' I Joiner, Anthony 22 Joiner, April L 80, I ' i Jolly, Felicia R Vi ,Ioly, Amber 14, 99, IE Jones, Beth 15 Jones, Chris 21 Jones, Courtney 46, t Jones, Delta I ' I Jones, Dr. B. Kembrel 21 Jones, Dr. Edd 154, 1( Jones, Dr. T. Morris Vc Jones, Drew 52, ! Jones, Ginger ' Jones, Jeni 1 Jones, Jennifer R 123 Jones, Kaci 186 Jones, Katrina 99 Jones, LaChanda 99 Jones, Lisa 123 Jones, Lloyd E., Ill 80, 164 Jones, Mindy 112,151,154 Jones, Nicomba J 112 Jones, Patrice 171 ,Iones, Trent 123 Jonsson, Mark F. 75 Joubert, Dr. Charles E 135 Journalism 75 Joyce, Wendy 112 Juarez, Juanita 170 Juniors . .92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 Jurchenko, Betsy 112 Justice, ,Iosh 210 Justice, Leslie 80 Justice, Willie 99 Juvenile Diabetes Foundation 198 K Kantor, Carolyn 143 Kappa Alpha Psi 207 Kappa Delta Pi 76 Kappa Kappa Psi 154, 155 Kappa Omicron Nu 76, 154, 154 Kappa Sigma 19, 76, 207, 208, 209 Kara, Ayla 176 Karacif, Done 112 Karnes, Jack 218 Kean, DeShawnus 166 Keehn, Mike 61 Keenum, Selena 80, 173 Keeton, Debra 112,183 Keeton, Kelly 220 Keeton, Stacy 80, 198 Keller Key 90,91 Keller, Casey 208 Kelley, Amy 99 Kelley, Georgia 123 Kelley, Joshua 175 Kelly, Alana 170 Kendall-Ball, Maryandra 72 Kennedy, Jesse 83, 173, 179 Kennedy, Julie . . .26, 83, 152, 161, 173, 179 Kennedy, Robert Whitten 99 Kennedy, Whit . . . .1.52, 161, 172, 174, 176, 177, 179 Kenyon, Debbie 99, 173, 179 Keplinger, .lessica 123 Kerrigan, Nancy 9 Key, Michael 151, 162,218 Keys-Mathews, Lisa 135 Kilgo, Nathan 26 Kilgore,Tim 186 Kilstrom, Kevin 52, 53, 99 Kimbrough, John C 80 Kimbrough, Laurie Elizabeth 80 Kimbrough, Sallie 99, 105, 170, 190 Kincaid, Jamie 112 KimlofAla.ska,A 26 King of the Jungle 24,25 King, Brad 80 King, Briana 112 King, Caroline 166 King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. 202 King, Emm ean 112 King, Heather Lee 80, 198 King, Holly 114,151,167,198 King, Julie 65,123,198 King, Kristan 99, 176 King, Kristy 131 Kinney, Jeremie Lee 26, 80, 155 Kirkman, Eric ,155, 164, 188, 202, 203, 222 Kittle, Dr. Paul D 135 Kittrell, Angela 65, 99, 220 Kizer, Angelique 123, 170 Kizzire, Brand! 123,167 Klein, Calvin 98 Klinghard, Jennifer L 80 Knight, Angle 26,154 Knight, Rosilin 75 Knights of Columbus 210 Knowles, Latanya 1 14 Knowles,Tara 172 Kohlheim, Jennifer 45, 46 Kowal,Mark 214,215 KoyIu,Evren 123 Krotec, Kevin 123 Krystal ' s 148 Kusdemir, Senay 99 Kutlucan, Ferhat 80, 176 Kyzar, Dr. Patricia 135 L Lafayette Hall 148 LaGrange College 163 LaGrangeHall 148 LaGrange Hall Council 76 LaGrange Society 75, 162, 163 Lagrange Historical Site 180 LaGrone, Libra 188,196 Lakay, Omer Recai 123 Lamar, A.J 34, 35 Lamar, Sherita K 99, 173 Lamb, Jeremy 218 Lambert, Carrie Raines 80, 171 Lambert, Kenneth D 114 Lambright, Amy 154, 178 Lambright, Trevor 76 Lamon, Brandi 114,151,161 Lampe, Michael 157 Landrum, Theresa G 135 Landsdell, Hope 168 Lane, Mike 58, 61 Langford, Tellus 40, 43 Langley, Anna Marie 99, 177 Lanier, Hollie , . . .65, 76, 80, 170, 177, 212 Lansdell, Deanne 80 Lansford, Christina 123 Lapkovitch, Laura 220 Lard, Gregory 99, 1,58, 161 Lard, Jason 99 Larson, Samantha 123, 167, 196 LaRussa, Tony 66, 123 Laser Tag 19 Lasting Dedication 133 Lasting Images 225, 237, 239 Lasting Impressions 71 Lasting Moments 7 Lasting Traditions 1, 3, 4 Lauderdale, Adam 123 Laughlin, Mark 155 Lawhead, John Paul 26, 178 Lawrence, Angle 80, 168, 169 Lawrence, Carol 26, 1.54 Lawrence, Freddy 218 Lawrence, James, 111 80 Lawrence, Trey 40 Layfield, James 1 14 Layfield, Stacey 123 Layman, Ginger 75, 76 Uyman, Wendi 76, 80, 1.53 Lazodelavega, Margarita 75 LEAD Team 76, 183 Leadership Education Development Team 76 League, .lason 114 Leap Frog 19 Leavelle, Gretchen 76, 80, 196 Ledlow, Jeremy 208 Lee, Aisha 179 Lee, Amy 123,168,198 Lee, Anna 26,173,179 Lee, Dettrick 125, 179 Lee, Lenora 1 14, 131 Leide, Jeffrey B 14, 154, 178 LeMay, Evan 210 Leo II 1,7,162,210 Leo the Mascot 64, 65, 240 Leo, Robert B 76 Leonard, Teresa 135 Les Soeurs Fideles 212 Leslay, Ben 216 Lewis, Barry Wade 114 Lewis, Dr. Danny 12 Lewis, Leslie 114,216 Lewis, Steven D 99, 161, 208 Life Out of a Suitcase 120 Light, Dr. John D 135 Lightfoot, John 20 Lights and Shadows 145, 176 Lily of the Valley 208,214 Limbaugh, Dawn 46, 47 Lincoln Memorial 59 Lindley, Laura 76 Lindsey, Dr. Billy 150, 175 Lindsey, George " Goober " 169 Lindsey, Heidie . . . .159, 160, 183, 222, 223 Lindsey, Kevin 67 Lindsey, Melinda 99 Lionettes 166,167 Lions 2, 12 Lions of the Diamond 58, 61 Living Together 148 Livingston, Amy 220 Llama, Robert Jo 181 Llewellyn, Carol 177 Loden, Joy 173 Loft 28 Loftin, Kenneth 80 Loftin, Lori 212 Logan ' s Roadhouse 20 Logan, Ben 125 Logan, Melanie 80 Logan, Phillip 138 Logan, Stephanie 99, 156, 161, 179 Loggins, Ashley 1 14 Logue, Dr. Terry 135 London, Carlena 81, 200 Long, Billy 161,169,174 Long, Dr. Allen 138 Long, Keith 218 Long,Tangela 177 Long, Thomas 66, 81, 216 Long, Vikki 76 Longwood College 220 Looking through the Lenses 193 Lett, Dr. Anna E 176 Lou, Penny Sim Nei 99 Love and Loyalty for a Lifetime 198 Lovett, Dr Carolyn J 135 Lovett, Dr. Thomas M 75, 140, 179 Lowery, Jim 14 Lucas, Christel 188 Luffman, Bobby 81 Luffman, Marcia 99 Lugwanity, Rachel 151 Lull, Evan Michael 81, 208 Lull, Rachel 99,173 Lund, Sharon 160 Luster, Byron 125, 179 Luttrell, Jessica 125 Ij, Alice Ching-Wen 100 M Mabry, Tarina L 81, 173 Macarena, The 165 Mackey, Jason 75 Macris, Jennifer 125 Maddox, David 143 Maddox, Frederick 100 Maddox, Mandy 212 Maddox, Mitch 81, 180 M addox, Paul D 81, 172 Madison, Angela 125 Magel, Dr. Don 135, 173, 179 Magenoci, Jennifer 196 M orettes 166, 167 Making a Grand Entrance 166 Making the Deadline 190 Makowski, Dr. George 187 Makurat,KimP 100 Malley, Danielle 125 Malone, Cathy 135, 173 Malone, Cristel 114, 171 Malone, Hayley 125, 167, 171 Malone, Keith D 114 Mambath, Kevin 64 Management 76 Mangels, Jena 180 Manley, Connie 1 14 Manley, Jason 81 Manna at Noon 189 Manning, Dean 183 Mansell, Chris 185 Mardis, Sarah 143 Marik, Jonathan 214 Mark and Brian Morning Show 174 Marketing 76 Maroney, Brad 178 Marriot Food Services 105 Marsh, Peyton 198 Marshall, Thurgood 202 Marshment, Allen 48 Martial Arts Club 67 Martin Industries 172 Martin Methodist 58 Martin, Angle 143 Martin, Anne-Marie 100, 178 Martin, Craig 125 Martin, Deanna 100 Martin, Meri 143,183 Martin, Michael 188,210 Martin, Misty 211 Martin, Sylvie 176 Martin, Thaddeus 125 Martin, Wade 125 Martin-Bounds House 180 Masdon, Tonia N 81 Mashburn, Holly 125 Mason, Kelly 57 Mason, Loren Peters ... .81, 175, 179, 183 Massey, Jarod 100, 170 Mathematics 75 Matson, Amanda 125 Index 231 Matthews, Alex 150, 180 Matthews, Amy 125, 212 Matthews, Bill 14;i Matthews, Lisa 150, 180 Matthews, Mason 81, 180, 190, 191 Matthews, Todd 26 Matuszak, Steve 160 Mauck, Becky 46 Mauldin, Kim 75, 239 Maupin, Emily 114 May, Debbie 100 Mayes, Tobi . . .65, 75, 76, 81, 153, 183, 198 Mayfield, Erika 169 Mayfield, Jason 208 Mayo, Amanda 1 14 McAfee, Julie 81,172 McBrayer, Don 8, 9, 171 McBrayer, Katrina 151 McBride, Landis 100, 186 McBride, Melody 125, 148 McCarley, Dana 125 McCay,Jamey 81,180 McChristian, Mark 155 McClendon, Beth 148 McClung, Michael 158,177 McCollister, Brittney 125 McCollum, Chris 214 McCollum, Greg 81 McCollum, James 143 McComb, Heather 81 McCook,Adam 158 McCormack, Shannon 76 McCrary, Brandy 189 McCreary, Allison 22, 23 McCreary, Leah 114, 151, 158, 161, 169, 198, 199, 206 McCreary, Marc 138 McCreless, Susan 81, 170 McCutchen, Julia 188 McDaniel, Barbara 81 McDaniel, Blake 162, 218 McDaniel, Leigh Anna 46, 100 McDaniel, Marcelle 150 McDaniel, Mike 218 McDaniel, Mori 114 McDermott, Matt 188, 210 McDonald, Edward 178 McDougle, Amy 81 McDowell, Sarah 38 McElroy, Paige 100 McFadden, Lorilee 81 McFall, Pearl 143 McFalls, Debbie 81 McGee, Connie 143 McGee, James 100 McGee, Katie 180 McGee, Micah 180 McGee, Paul 180 McGee, Paula 100, 156, 180 Mclnnish, Hugh 181 Mclntyre, Craig 125 McJilton, Brandon 185 McKay, Amy 81 McKee, Victoria Hunter 81 McKelvey, Terry 1 14 McKinley, President William 216 McKinney, Olivia 100 McKinney, Tamra 173, 179 McKinnon, Ronald 75 McLain, Matt 114 McLaurin, Bri 198 McLaurin, Brianna 125 McMahan, Brooke 220 McMahan, Mandy 14 McMicken, Brett 114 232 Index McMicken, Kevin 81 McMicken, Monica 81 McMicken, Shawn 100 McMillin, Marcy 46 McMullen, Brandy 62 McMullen, Dr. Janet 174 McNabb, Colleen 26 McNatt, Tina Green 100 McReynolds, Dana 186 McRight, Laura 82 .McVay, Steve 76 Meares, Elaine 14 Measure of Talent 169 Medlock, Dusty 76 Meeting the Challenge 58 Memorial Amphitheatre 4, 5, 129, 160, 238 Mendieta, Jimmy 54, 55, 66 Mercer, Brian 82,174,178 Mercer, Kenneth B 86 Mermaid, The Little 220 Mianowski, George 58, 60, 61 Michael, Amy 5 Mickey U Miles, Ashley .14, 51, 65, 151, 161, 178, 229 Miles, LaTisha 179 Miley, Dr. Jerry 150,175 Military Science 184, 185 Miller, Bret 169 Miller, Christopher 82 Miller, Ivan David 14 Miller, Robert Carroll 125 Miller, Steven A 125 Miller, Susan 196 Mills, Derrick 125 Mills, Tiffany Rochelle 125 Mind Station 160 Minerva 204 Miskie, Linda 82, 153 Miss Alabama 22, 23 Miss Leads Area 23 Miss Point Mallard 23 Miss UNA 22, 23, 160 Mitcham, Shiriey 175, 180 Mitchell, Corey 125 Mitchell, Razza 76, 82 Mize, Mike 216 Moats, Michael 216 Moeller, Dr. Michael 175 Mogab, Julie 26,155,178 Moland, Angela S 114 Molina, Luis 66 Moloch, Dr Beelzebub 15 Montgomery, Cyndi 82 Moody, Kristi 100 Moore, Alicia 51 Moore, Anita 14 Moore, Casey 114 Moore, Cristie 148 Moore, Dr. Jack H 135 Moore, Dr. Tom Ed 155 Moore, Heather D 114 Moore, Jenny 82, 170 Moore, Kristie L 125 Moore, Laura 62 Moore, Marvelle 60, 61 Moore, Thomas 100 Morgan, Cheryl 38 Morgan, Dr. Rod 157, 187 Morris, Greg 75 Morrison, James 125 Morrow, Andrea 125, 198 Morrow, Brenda 138, 140 Mosakowski, Joseph J 135 Motes, Amber 1 14 Motluck, Jeff 38 Mr. and Ms. University 10, 11 Mullins,Anna 167,220 Mullins, Kelley 212 Murphy, Andrea 100, 168, 170 Murphy, Jill 100 Murphy, Jodi 214,215 Murphy, Nancy 151 Murphy, the Rev Dr. Tim 188 Murray State University 75 Murray, Amanda 65, 125, 220 Murray, Bridgett 82 Murtha, Brigitte Denise .22, 23, 65, 75, 76, 82, 159, 177, 182, 183, 220 Muscle Shoals District Service League 218 Muscular Dystrophy Association 208 Music .76, 154, 155, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168 Music, Department of 26, 27 Myers, Terri Denise 114, 198 Myhan, Dr. Janice 136, 171 Myrick, Emily 125, 156, 175 Nunley, Je.ssica 126 Nursing 173 Nursing, College of 76, 129 Nabors, Claire 190 Nagner, Melissa 212 Napps, Allison 212 Napps, Jennifer 212 NASA 17 Nash, Tawanna 170 Natchez Trace 113 National Broadcasting Society 174 National Geography Society 129 National Guard 9 Nava, Susan 75 Naylor, Brian 60 Nazworth, Sue 143 NCAA Hostesses 64, 65 Neal,Tabitha 100 Neidert, Joey 100 Neir, Andy 210 Nelson, Dr. Lawrence J .136, 153 Nelson, Julia . . .26, 114, 151, 152, 178, 220 Nelson, Pete 82,218 Nelson, Rhonda 82 Neskaug, Jennifer Sue 1 14, 166, 198 New Kids on the Block 50 Newby, Dion 60, 100 Newhouse, Remi 100, 168, 169 Newman, Deborah 179 Newsies 25 Newton, Alex 208 Newton, Amanda 114 Newton, Dana 125 Newton, Reeda Lynn 75 Nicholas, Jody 114 Nichols, Jeremy 126 Nichols, Shannon 100 Nicholson, Dr. Janice 136 Nicklaus, Jack 210 Nicotra, Paul 60 Niedergeses, Kristi Steele 86 Nielsen, Dawn 82 Nightlife 20, 21 Nine Volt Velvet 160 Nixon, Gayla 170,177 Nobles, Scott 216 Nolen, Dennis 126 Nolle, Mary Ann 76 Noonday 186 Norris,Teri 173,179 Norton Auditoriuml4, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,113,129,133,155,160 O ' Conner, Karen 51 O ' Connor, Dr. John 26, 136, 154, 155, 171,178 O ' Connor, Michelle C 82 O ' Hearde, Randy 189 O ' Kelley, Monika 76 O ' Loughlin, Cristal 14, 51, 114, 178 O ' Neal, Brian 172 O ' Steen, Rona 196 Ocal, Hulki 176 Odell, Tabitha 126 Odom, Shane 59, 60 Olive, Kristy Wilkey 75 Oliver, Misty 82 Olympics 8, 9 Omicron Delta Kappa 152, 153 Oreos 105 Organizations 146-193 Ory, Sarah 115,212 Osborne, Dr. Jacqueline 136, 176 Osborne, Dr. Tom 136, 180, 188 Other Places 26, 27 Overby, Brent 218 Overby, Cassidy 65, 82, 161, 196 Owen, Amelia 76, 1162, 182, 183, 198 Owen, Amy 65 Owen, Jacqueline 126 Owen, Mike 171 Owens, Amy 115, 151 Owens, Brad 82 Owens, Chuck 216 Owens, Jennifer 126 Owl, Great Allegheny Snowy White ...210 Ozer, Gokce 14 Ozerc, Hande 100 Ozsoy, Ali Euren 82 Ozturk, Deniz 126 IP Pace, .Janice 82,153,173 Pace, Teresa K 76 Paddy Murphy 216 Paganelli, Denny 60 Page, Jim 126,158,208 Page, Wesley 126 Palmer, Allison Taylor 126 Palmer, Ann 100 Palmer, Mary Ann 167,220 Panhellenic Council 76, 222, 223 Pannell, Brian 82 Papucci, Nelson 180 Parents Weekend 159 Parham, LeToria 126 Parham, Renaada Demetrese . . . .126, 188 Parker, Jennifer 212 Parker, Laura Leigh . .22, 23, 25, 75, 76, 82 Parker, Mary Jo 212 Parker, Wayne 17 Parkin, David 115 Parks, Gordon 82,172,210 Parks, Rosa 200 Parris, Jana 115 NDIEX rrish, Kva 12(i rrish, Holly 221 rrish, Keri 10(1 rrish, Marshall . .1S8, 161, 2()(), 214, 215, 222 rrish, Melissa 120 rrish, Monica 167 (sons, Jacqueline 82 rten, TV li " aglu, Didem 1(10 ismore, Steifon ,1. . .14, 15, 82, 154, Kil, 174, 178 ;e, Alan (iO ;riek. Josh 21(1 ;Ierson, Elizabeth 12(i ;terson, Shelley 82,180,181, 189 jline Gravlee Leadership Scholarship75 iTie, Julie Denise 70 ice, B.D 14, 15, 26, 154, 178, 208 lie, No rman Vincent 210 irce, Thomas 48, 82 irl Harbor Party 210 irson. Dr. Quinn 186 ;k. Matt 38 ;k,Stan 18!) ien, John 208 !ry, Lind.say 166 !ry, Tony 214 !ues, LaConger L 100 t, Jennifer 126 idleton, Demetrius " Meechie " U:! idley,DanaK 82,171,189 in, Michelle 100 inington, Becky 126 inington, Brandi 22, 23, 169 iny Drop 19 )ples, Randall 185 ■ez. Angel 38 •formance Center 19, 28, 160 •kins, Kim 102 ot, Ross 16 ry, Lindsay 115, 167 ers, Courtney Harlan 84 ersen, Ben 192,193 erson, Dinah 126,188 erson, Kim 57,212 erson, Kinah 179 titt, Bryan 102,180 tus, Danny 189,214 tus, Jeremy 102 tus, Lacy 126, 17f), 178,212 ir, Collin 214 Alpha 76, 1.52, 153 Beta Lambda 172 Eta Sigma 150,151 Gamma Delta .12, 24, 25, 76, 206, 2 1 0, 211 Kappa Phi 7.5,129,1.52,153 Mu .11,2.5,76, 19.5, 198,207,212,213, 215 Mu 67 Hips, Ben 214 Hips, David Floyd 76 Hips, Drew 188,210 Hips, Jason 115 [Hips, Justin 126 niips,Kris 11.5,151 ' Hips, Romie 84 tographers 192,193 I sical Education M ors Club . . .76, 171 Physics 76 PI Kappa Alpha 66, 67, 206, 214, 215 Pickard.Bill 183 Pierce, Chuck 214 Pig Dinner 210 Pigg, Regina 126 Pike ' s Peak 214 Pikefest 214 Pikes 214,215 Pilkinton, Amanda 115 Pine Street 124 Pin.son, Angela 120 Pinter, Harold 27 Pitcock, Gia 168,176 Pitman, Brett 187 Pitner, Jonathan 84 Pitt.s, Ashley 196 Pitt.s, Cheron 151, 158, 162, 220 Pitts, Heath 126,210 Planners HI Playing with Dedication 41 Plemmons, Deanne 102 Poarch, Angel 115 Political Science Club 181 Pope, Jennifer 84, 170 Popham, Chris 186 Porter, Andrea 84, 220 Porter, Ashley 212 Porter, Rebecca 220 Porter, Wanda 84 Potter, Brooke 115,212 Potts, Irene 140 Potts, President Robert L. . . .91, 129, 138, 139, 140, 141, 182 Pounders, Brad 84 Pounders, Darren James 84 Pounders, LaNeisha . . . .11.5, 156, 161, 179 Pounders, Steven 102 Pounders, Susan 84 Powell, Lana 126 Powell, Maria 115,220 Powers Hall 148 Prather, Jeremy 102 Prescott, Georgia 51, 57, 102 Prestage, Tracy 1 1.5, 151 Preston, Sherry 84 Pretzels 105 Price, Giovanna 131 Price, Kathy 171 Price, Rachel 37, 38 Price, Ronda 38 Price, William M 76 Pride of Dixie lf)4, 165, 166, 167 Pride, Tywana M 136 Prince, .lohn 210 Princeton ' s 20 Pritchett, Laurie Ledbetter 84 Privett,Greg 143, 174 Project Alpha 202 Project HOPE 212 Provence, Greg 161, 210, 222 Prowse, Dr. Robert 26, 168, 169 Prudhomme, Leslie 48, 1()8 Pruet.Myra 84, 171, 17(), 183 Pruett, Scotty 67 Pruitt,.lamieH.l, 102 Pruitt,.lennifer 11.5,162,189 Pruitt, Jerry 172 Pruitt,Terri 102,175 Psychology 76 Public Relations ( " ouncil of Alabama . .76 173 Publications 144, 145 Publications, Student . . .19(1, 191, 192, 193 Puckett, Joey 115 Pugh, Jacob 214 Purple Clematis 210 Pulman, Amanda D 115, 198 Pulman, Brent 40, 126 Putting it Together 145 Pyle, Joseph 136 Quick, Steven 60 Quyano, Tony 210 Quillen, Chris 160,161 Quillen, Suzanne 126, 169, 189 Rafidi, Samer 208 Rafii, Jumana 126, 148 Ragan, Jenny 196 Ragland, Kenneth 26 Ragland, Susan 84, 220 Rainer, Stefan 172 Ramey, Daniel 126 Randolph, Russ KiO Raney, David 26 Raney, Dustin 115 Raney, Joel 12 Raney, Robin 211 Ranger Challenge 185 Ranier, Stefan 54, 55 Ransom, Anthony 126, 179 Raper, Leslie 169 Rappelling 184,185 Rashaad, Phylicia 200 Rast, Barley 180 Ratliff, Clancy 84, 192, 193 Ratliff, Heather 76, 86, 148, 180 Ratliff, Stacy 102 Rau, Melissa 76 Rawlinson, Kristin 84 Ray, Alan Gregory 115 Raymond, Lisa 84 Re-Entering Student Association 183 Readus, Stephanie 179, 188 Recruiting 131 Red, Black and Green Ball 1 79 Reed, April 84 Reed, Jason 126 Reed, Kellee . . . .10, 12, 19, 65, 76, 84, 1.58, 1.59, 161,220 Reed, Mary 84 Reform Party 16 Register, Robin 102 Religious Gr(mps 186, 187, 188, 189 Renai.s,sance Faire 207 Republican Party Hi, 17,181 RESA 183 Reserve Officers TYaining Corps . .184, 185 Residence Hall .Association .11, 24, 25, 148 Residence Halls 120 Resident Hall A.ssistants 131 Rewarding Hard Work 75 Reynolds, Celia 136 Reynolds, Dewayne 75 Reymilds, Heath (H),61 Reynolds, Michael . . .14, 26, 154, 1.55, 178 Rhodcn, Aston .5(1, 51 Rhodes, Beth 215 Rhodes, Brian 102 Rhodes, Noel 115 Ricatoni ' s 20 Rice Hall 148 Rice, Amber 167 Rice, (Jherina 48 Rice, Christine 126 Rice, Emily 84 Rice, Shelley 84, 186 Rice, Steve 102 Rich, .Ia.son F 102 Richards(m, Ben 138 Richardson, Brian 40 Richardson, Ethan 26, 84 Richard.son, Heather 75, 102 Richard.son, Kerry 102 Richardson, Tera 76, 86, 102, 162 Richey, Chester 180 Richey, Rick 14 Rickard, Andrea 45, 46 Rickard, Jennifer 84 Rickard, William 84 Ridenour, Gina 102 Ridinger, Shannon 127 Rieff, I)r Lynne 136,180 Riggs, Brandy Leigh 84 Riner, Wanda D 85 Riot City Carnival 160 Rippy, R.J 120 Risner, Dr. Gregory P. 136 Ritchie, Phil 176 Ritterbusch, Sarah 220 Rivas, Ricardo 66 Rivers Hall 12(1, 148,149 ROAR Radio 178 Robbins, Dawn 102 Robbins.Gail 108 Robbins, Jessica E 102 Robbins, Kathy 143 Roberds, Stephen 181 Roberson, Mandy 85 Roberts, Amanda 85, 86 Roberts, Beverly 85 Roberts, .Jason M 102 Roberts, Laura Beth 212 Roberts, Van Douglas, 111 48, 85 Robertson, Mandy 1 15 Robertson, Renee 83, 127 Robertson, Steven 1.50, 175 Robinson, Christina 127 Robinson, Dr. George H 136 Robison, Adam 108, 11.5, 192, 193 Robledo, Linda 150 Rock, The 160 Roden, Patricia 136 Rodriguez, Dan 61 Roemer, Heather 85 Rogan, Jenny 62 Rogers Hall 5 Rogers, Alison 85 Rogers, Arlinda 102 Rogers, Brian 1 15 Rogers, .lulie 115 Rogers, Megan 65, 127, 212 Rogers, Patsy 76, 1.55 Rogers, Paul 60 Rohling, Christopher 102, 192, 193 Rollerblades 113 Rollin.s, Cheriy 127,187 Rollins, Julie 115 Index 233 Romine, Shawn 127, Ki " Ronald McDonald House Iflli Rose, Lisa 1S6, 157 Rose, Stephanie 51 Rosenburg, Dr. R.B ISO Ross, Kim 168 ROTC 5, 75, 184, 185 Rotton, Ben 64 Rouland, Jennifer 168 Roush, Dr Donald 136,175 Rowe, l-a in 136 Rowe, Sallye 85,171 Rowell, Timothy A 75 Rowland, Jennifer 85, 169 Rowley, Brian 102 Roye,Kim 173,179,186 Roye, Kimberly R 102 Rubley, Linda Gail 76 Ruebhausen, Dr. David 26, 136, 1-54, 155, 178 Rueschhoff, Lisa 83 Running on Solid Ground 49 Rupe, Michelle 25, 75, 76 Rush 195, 206, 208 Rushing, Michelle 102 Rushing, Robert Jr. 14 Russell, Jarrod 102 Russell, Rebecca 127 Russell, Tammy 85 Rutherford, Dianne 127 Rutledge, Jennifer 169 Rvals, Kevin 115 Safeplace 155 Sagiroglu, Tolga 14, 66, 158 Salter, Dr Kit 129,181 Samp, Allan Douglas 85 Sanders, Allison 127 Sanders, Shannon 169 Sanders, Timothy H 85 Sandlin, Leslie 102 Sandlin, Maxine 151 Santiago, Juan, Jr 127, 161, 185, 187 Saricaglu, Sinan 14 Sarrio, Elizabeth 51, 62 Savoy, Randall .lustin 102 Schachter, Dustyn 65, 67, 1 15, 212 Schelles, Veronica 127, 161 Schlagheck, Dawn 8.5, 171 S !hmitz, Matthew 158, 218 Scogin, Selena 1(12 Scogin, Stephanie 127 Scoreboards 68, 69 Scott, Carol 127,1.56 Scott, Chrissie 167 Scott, Christy 115 Scott, Misty 65, 103, 148, 158, 196 Scrugg.s, Gerald 127 Sections 176 Seek the Noblest 220 Seeley, Susan 85, 167 Seize the Moment 8 Seizing Each Opportunity 176 Self, Melanie 220 Sellers, Dr. .lack 136 Sellers, Loren 212 Senf, Mark 85, 86, 131, 157, 175 Senior Academic Awards 75 Senior Cadets 184 Seniors 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89 Senn, Bill 216 Serai, Emral 76,113 Serai, Mehmet Emrah 85 Serving the Students 138, 140 Sessions, Jeff 17 SGA 25, 76, 94, 158, 1.59 Shackin ' on Leo ' s Lawn 157, 173, 179 Shamlin, Stacy 51,115 Shannon, Amanda 115, 156 Sharp, Brad 131 Sharp, Haley 127 Sharp, Jennifer 115 Sharp, Misty 116,167 Sharp, Natasha 127 Sharp, Pat 143 Shaw, Amanda 127 Shaw, Peter 185 Shaw, Russell 85 Sheehan, Shawn 159 Sheffield, Tara 64, 103, 239 Shelley, John .54, 55 Shelton, Darrell 127 Shelton, Jacque 86, 143, 179 Shelton, Leigh Ann 127 Shepard, Heather L 85 Sheppard, Roderick 85, 179, 202 Sherrill, Regina B 143 Shields, Kristi Lee 85, 220 Shields, Yalunka 103 Shiloh Miliary National Park 180 Shining Through 10,12 Shipman, Amy 14 Shmidt, Amie 189 Shoals Videoconference Center 193 Shockley, Chris 214 Should Friends Date? 97, 101 Shuler, Mr. Wilbur B 139 Shults, Sally 169 Shuman, Jon 67 Shuman, Jonathan 127 Shumate, Sunshine 162, 186 Sibley, Heather 127 Sibley, Paige 175 Siddall, Lane 162,218 Sides, Wayne 136 Siegel, Sandra 143 Siegel, Stephen F. 85 Siena Heights 59, 60 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 25, 76, 216, 217 Sigma Chi .11, 19, 25, 67, 76, 207, 218, 219 Silver jewelry 98 Simmons, Andrea 127 Simmons, Chris 208, 222 Simmons, Jason 218 Simms, DeAnna 10, 86, 103, 183, 198 Simms, Libby 127 Simms, Terri 170 Simpson, Christ! 65, 85, 182 Simpson, Dr. James 153 Simpson, Grace 144 Simp.son, Lakisha 127 Simpson, Leslie 75 Simpson, Tonya 85 Sims, Carrie-Anne 116, 148, 156, 187 Sims, Charlita 65, 103, 162, 179 Sims,,)amie 108,168,187 Sims, Tonya 127 Single Moms 83 Singleton, Dr. Tommie 136 Singleton, Krissie 65, 161, 186, 187 Sir Fidel 212 Sisk, Jaime Erin ... .11, 12, 75, 76, 86, 103, 1.52,1.58,162,163,182,183,220 Sister Act II 25 Sites, William 75 Sivley, Stephanie 85 Sizemore, Carley 65, 1 16 Skateboards 113 Skinner, Dewayne 1 16, 120 Skinner, Evan 216 Skipworth, Jay 116, 1.56, 181, 191 Slatton, Brad 66 Slave Camp 160,161 Sledge, Shannon 57 Sleigh Ride 218 Sloan, Carl 181 Sloan, Mary Margaret 116, 186 Slocum, Shannon 127 Smathers, Mindy 127 Smith, Allison 116,167,198 Smith, Amanda Hughes 76 Smith, Amy 38 Smith, Ashley .50,51,116 Smith, Ben 216 Smith, Beverly Marie 85 Smith, Brandon C 214 Smith, Bubba 218 Smith, Cardelia 76 Smith, Carlos 40, 41, 42 Smith, Chris 180 Smith, Christy 103,220 Smith, Dana 153 Smith, Daniel 172,210 Smith, Dean 210 Smith, Denese 87, 196, 207 Smith, Dr. Ron 136 Smith, Emily Suzanne 76 Smith, Eric 216 Smith, Jaci 116 Smith, Jamie 127 Smith, Jessica 127 Smith, Keith 186 Smith, Kevin 186 Smith, Latoi 127 Smith, Leah 198 Smith, LeAnne 26 Smith, Lindsay 65, 212 Smith, Lisa A 144 Smith, Melissa 103 Smith, Micah 216,222 Smith, Misti 116 Smith, Murry 128 Smith, Randy 87 Smith, Robert 187 Smith, Shannon 48, 62, 87 Smith, Sheneta 87 Smith, Stephanie 220 Smith, Stephanie F 116 Smith, Stephanie Marie 116 Smith, Steve 40 Smith, Tanya Leigh 128 Smith, Tina 86,131,144 Smith, Tonya 128 Smith, Travis 75 Smith-Phillips, Romie 171 Sneed, Allison 75 Snider, Emily 128,156 Snow White 24, 25 SOAR Counselors 182 Soccer 5, .50, 51 Social Work 76 Social Work Organization 76, 173 Society for Collegiate Journalists 76 Sociology 76 Sociology CriminalJustice Club . . .76, 175 Softball 62, 63 Solomon, Shane 131 Sophomores . .106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111 112,113,114,115,116,1 Sororities, Fraternities 194-2! Sorrelle, Crystal 128,2: Soul Food Tasting r South Central Correctional Facility . . .1 ' South Seas 208, t South, Amanda 11 Southeastern Panhellenic Convention .21 Southern Living I ' Southern, Ethan II Southern, Sean 87, 180, II Sparks, Kenneth, Jr i; Sparks, Melanie II Special Olympics 2 Specker, Frances Helena II Spencer, Jerry 1 Spickard, Owen 1 Spiller, .Jennifer 161,1 ' Spires, Brandy 1( Spirit of ' 96 Sporting Decision, A 1 Sports Official Association i Sports Rock Cafe Spring Fling 18,19,160,222,2: Spring Fling Queen Squirrel 1 St. Amand, Amanda l: St. Patrick ' s Day 2i Stack, Allison Laura , , . .76, 103, 111, Vi 172,181,190,191,2 Staff 142,143,1- Stafford, Jason li Stafford, Maurice 46, 47, 48, ■ Staggs, Jason 174, 1 ' Staggs, Travis i Stallworth, Joseph 155, 164, li Standi, Shane H Standridge, Miranda 67, 1 16, 21 Stanfield, Jennifer l: Stanfield, Melonie 1 ' Stanfield, Rettia 87,170,1 ' Stanford, Jesse 1 Stanford, Stanley Guy, .Jr 128, 2 Stanley, Jay I Stanley, LaKysha 128,179,1! Star, Fraternity 2( Starkey, .lamie ' Starr, Veronica ( Steadman, Chad ' Steel, Kristi 1: Steele, Julie 1: Steele, Kristi 76, 1 ' Steen, Jeff 1 Steen, Jennifer Steffen, Jennifer B 65, 75, 86, 87, 13 141,158,1.59,161,162,182,1 Step Show 12, 149, 160, 206, 207, 2 ' Step Sing 7,24,25,11 Step Sing Bash 2 Stephens, Jeremy 103, H Stephenson, Al ex ! Stevens, Misty 1 ' Stevenson, Taylor 1 ' Stewart, De ' Andra 116,152,1 ' Stewart, Dr William 76, 1: Stewart, Katie ' Stewart, Stacy ' ■ Stockard, Elizabeth . . . .103, 156, 161, 1 Stockton, Natasha ■ Stoddard, Jill ' Stokes, Doug 1 ' Stokes, Dr. Laura C !■ Stolsworth, Jenny ■ Stone Lodge 1 234 Index ' lie, Bryant 218 Monecipher, Diane 75 Si(iry, Kimberly.l 87 171 Sidugh, Sam I55 Stout, Laura 87 Stout, Robbie 128 Stovali, Connie 10;j Stovall, Marcus 87, 17;i 179 Stowe, Tonya lOlj Slracner, Diane 14 1,5,5 Strait, Shellie Blanton 87 Strait, Warren .1 I44 Strickland, Allye 212 Strickland, Brock 218 Strickland, Robert 87, 172 Stricklin, Deneal 103 171 Stricklin, .lason 116 Stricklin, TYacey Mae Oberhausen 87 Stringer, Tina IO3 Strong, Dr. Bill 153,181 Student Government Association .76, 158, 159 Student Nurses Association 76, 173 Student Union Building 28, 29 Study Sessions 108 Stumpe, Elizabeth H 87, 152, 172 Stutts, Deana 103, 148 Style of the Nineties 98 Styles, Robert 54 55 Suarez,RickR 14,26,87,238 SL ' B 28, 29 Summers, Jonathan 116, 156, 175 Summertime 155 Summy, Dan 75 Suppan, Christa 87, 175 iusan G, Komen Breast Cancer foundation 220 iwanner, Baranda 128, 148 Sweeney, Bob 172 iweet Sixteen Year 36 Thompson, Robin iweetheart of Sigma Chi, The 25 Thompson, Sandra I ' zdil, Ismail 88, 174, 176 iwick, Brenda I53 Thompson, Tammy 1), WO Day ' ' " 173 yracuse University 198 zatalowicz, Philip 87 Telephone, The 22 Tennis 54, 55, ,56, 57 Terry, Kelly Brooke 65, 103, 173, 198 Terry, Kristi 88, 172, 198 Terry, Linda 98, 128 Terry, Zach 187 Testing the Boundaries 185 Theatre 14, 15, 26, 27, 154, 178, 238 Thigpen, Sabrina i le Thomas, Deborrah 157 Thomas, Dr .Joseph 75, 91, 139 Thomas, Jennifer 1,54 Thomas, Jimmy 128 Thomas, Krista 131 Thomas, Kristie 128 Thomas, Michele 51 Thomas, Misty 128 Thomas, Retha 75 Thomas, Steve 14 178 Thomas, Steven G 103 Thomaston, Corey 1 16 Thomaston, Nancy 128 Thompkins, Tricia 212 Thompson, Alanna S 86 Thompson, Amanda 170, 177 Thompson, Avis 128 179 Thompson, Christy 88 Thompson, David 88, 184 Thompson, Dr. John 129 Thompson, Larry 54 64 Thomp.son, Li.sa 1 16, 161 Thomp.son, Marcus 1 16, 168, 169 Thompson, Mark 1 74 76 144 TVentelman, Danita 76 88 ™Beta 76 i75 nihle, Jim 48, 49 i82 Trinity Church 189 TViplett, Veronica Colette 128 Trogan, Deja 38 Troglen, Mark 21O True Gentleman, The 2I6 TVuitt, Janet L 88 " Hjbbs, Deborah 144 ■nicker, Amanda 103 198 Tucker, Anthony 103, 172, 176 Thicker, Christie 88, 171 Thicker, Evan 113 28 Tbcker, ,Jana Suzette 88, 169, 187 ■Hjcker, Nicole 66, 103, 152, 198 Tull, Brian Lee 104 ' I iran, Banu 175 Turel,Afsin 116 Turner, Billy Valdario, Cri.ssey 130 212 Valdosta State 58 Valentine, Michelle 88 Valich, Sabrina 131 190 Valuable Experience 170 Van Rens.selaer, Kristen 137 Van Rens.selaer, Melinda 174, 178 Vance, Claudia P. 136 Vandiver, Lori igg Vandiver, Renee 144 Vanilla Ice .11 Turner, Chynell Q ne Tbrner, Jamey 117 Tlirner, John 225 ■Hirner, Melissa 88 ■Hirner, Quintana 157 Turner, Scott 128,161,169 Turner, Tamara 130 Tuskegee University 40, 41 ■Hitor, Stephanie 130 ™ ' . ' . ' . ' . ' ..n TWilley, Todd 104, 190,191 ■l vister 160 Vanscholack, Amanda 131 Vaughn, Greg 214 Vaughn, Karen 62, 63 Vaughn, Nil 174 Veal, Jason Venegas, R. Nathan 88 ' I ' l Veteran ' s Day 238 Vickery, .Jenny 130,167 Vickery, Megan 88,167 Victoria Station 26 Victory Flame 2 3 12 Videoconference Center 193 Vinson, Windi 198 Vliek, Crystal 130,148 Vocal .Jazz Ensemble 168 Volleyball 35, 37, 3g_ 39 Vos.s,Amy 180 Votava, David 130 Voyles, Jane 183 T iking Advantage of Free Time 66 illey, Adriane 65, 116 212 ■PP. Kristi 87,170,177 • f.Atil 128 te, Angela 76 u Beta Sigma I54 u Epsilon Kappa I.54, I55 ylor, Alan 218 ' lor, Cathy 76 I ' lor, Emily D 87 f or,iake 116,218 dor, Jason 128 179 dor, Melissa I79 -lor, Natalie 75 ' lor, Rachel 151 ■lor, Tim 128 s. Corey IO3 s. ' ori 189 gue, Uin I03 ford, Stace 40, 43, 2I8 erek, Lale I03, 177 ;k, Nicole 168 conference Counselors 131 . . . .88, 1.53, 180 Thompson, Vaneesa 88 Thome, Julie 88 Thornton, Britain 212 Thornton, Debbie 144 Thornton, George 151 Thornton, Rebecca Liane 116 Thrasher, Jason 168, 169 Thrower, Bridget 62 Thurman, Dr. Susanne 187 Thurman, Tiffany M 88 Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew . .14, 15, 238 Tidwell, Amanda 18O Tinsley, Joe 171 Tipper, Shana 116, 171 Tippett, Audrey 128, 167 Tippett, Sherry 75 Tittle, Erin 103 Tolbert, Patricia 148, 176,181 Tomasovic, Eric 103 Tomlin, Courtney 212 Tompkins, Tricia 116 Tooley, Bruce 175, 176, 180, 183 Topal.Emel 128,176 Totlen, Beata |28, 212 Tourette ' s Syndrome 174 Towers Cafeteria 105 Towers Complex 148 Town.send, Heath 40, 45 Townsend, Kelly 176 Tradition Marches On 154 Trapp, Brian 2I8 Ti-apper Keeper 1 1 1 Tl-avis, Carey 195 Ul W.C. Handy Festival 168,204,218 U.S. Secret Service 9 • ' ' " - McElheny Award 75 U.S. Senate 15 UAB Blazers 58 iJCLA ;;;;;i29 Ugur, B. Mert 139 Ugur, Muzaffer Eren 88 Umbach, .Jessica 173, 212 UNA Magazine 145 Undergraduate Service Awards 75 Underwood, .Jennifer 117 Underwood, Lee 167, 170, 177 Uner, Ihsan Can .54, 55, 104 United Negro College Fund 200 United Way 2.5,214,218 University Band 1.54, 1.55, 164, 165, 166, 167 University Center . . . .3, 4, 7, 1 1, 12, 28, 29, 10.5,113,147,160,168 University Chorale I68 University Events, Office of 28 Waddell, Erik Steven 75 Wade, Michael 214 Wade, Victoria 86, 88 Wafier, Matthew 117, 186 Wagoner, Amanda 143 Waid, Bryan go Wakefield, Dr. .John F. 137 Wal-Mart ng Waldre p, Chris 40, 41, 42 Waldrop, Melinda 65, 86, 88, m. 159, 161, 162, 183 Walker, Angela 130 Walker, Chad 130, 1.56, 1.58, 187 Walker, Ci stal Shea 88 Walker, Wendy 75, " 6, 153 Wallace, April 75, 75 Wallace, Bobby 33, 35 Wallace, Jamie 117 k j Wallace, Phyllis M .144 University Man of the Year . . . .75 ' ' ' ' " ' ' ' ' " ' ' ■ ' ■ ' ' ' ' ■ " ' ' eth M 13 Trends University of Georgia 137 University of Virginia 208 University Players 178 University Program Council 19, 25, 76, 160, University Woman of (he Year 75 . ™ " ' ' ' " ' " UPC 19,2.5,76,160,161 Upchurch, Dr Nancy 136, 171 Uptain, Shannon J 88 Walter, Shantina 88, 183, 212 Waher.Tina ' 171 Walters, John 104 Walton, Krista 117, 151, 169, 17.5, 189 Wardlow. Andrew 130 131, 148, 161 Warren, Brad 130 Warren, Dr Garry 75, 75 Warren, Heather i9(i .98 Utku, Ant 130 Warren, Rebecca Roberts .76 Index 235 NIDIEX Wamn0(m, Nani 88 Walcriiu ' lon Seed Spilling lil Walers, David 88, 15!) Walkiiis, Andrea 41), 47 Watkins, Dr. Regina M VM Watkins,Lee 218 Watkins, Wade 10, 19, 88, 15;i, 1G2, 218, 222 Watson, Amy 104, 18(1 Watson, riirislina 148 Wal.son. .Ia.son 158 Watson, .leanette L 8!) Watters, Candice 89, 200 Watts, Brandi l:!0 Way of Life, A HI We Live for each Other 196 Weatliervvax, Patrick 216 Weaver. Matthew 89 Weaver, Stacy 179 Webb, Monica 89,161,171 Webb. Myra 89, 168, 169 Webster, Lori 104 Webster, Shaviny 130,212 Webster, Terry 117 Wedekind, .lulie 186 Wednesdays 160 Weekends 120 Weeks, Amanda 64, 130 Weigart, Jodi Kendra 117 Weight Training 105 Weight Watchers 105 Welborn.Phil 14 Welch, A.shley 89, 198 Wellieh, Laurie 169 WelLs, Carrie 104,174 Wells, .Jason 216 Wells, Shannon 14.5,193 Wesley Foundation 76, 187 Wesley, .Jennifer 104, 1.56, 157, 187 Wesleyan College 212 Wesleyan Hall 3, 181 Westmoreland, Debbie 144 Westmoreland, .Mary 177, 220 Whatley, Stephanie 89 Whealton, .la.son Kyle 89, 210 Wheeler, Marty 60 Whetstone, Sherra 40, 41, 43 WTiisenam, Kevin 130, 190 While Wedding 212, 214, 215 While, Amy 130, 198 White, Andy lyier 117 White, Anna Marie 117, 169, 212 White, Audrey Michelle 89 White, Beth 117 White, Blair 218 White, Christi 89 WTiite, Ginger 130 Wliite,.lohn 184,185 WTiite, .lohn William 89 White, Misty DeAnn . . .75, 86, 89, 151, 15 162 White, Paul 210 White, Robyn 130 White, Stephanie 104 White, Wendy 75 White, Yo londa 130 V Tiiteside, Scarlett 1 17, 196 Whitfield, Shannon 200 WTiitt, .Jennifer 187 Whitten, Kenneth E 89 Who ' s WTio 86 Wicks, .Jeremy 169,218 Wigginton, Amanda ... .104, 131, 183, 212 Wiginton, .Jeffrey Todd 130, 218 Wiginton, Matthew 89, 175 Wilburn, Richard G 75 Wilcoxson, Jason 104 Wilder, Veronica 104,173 Wiley, Kim 150,1.53,175 Wilkins, Derek 89, 150 Wilkin.s, Derrick 175 Wilkins, Penny 104,196 Wilks, Margaret 153 Willerton, Betty Cole 89 Williams, Amy 183,212 Williams, Amy Elizabeth 76, 86 Williams, Angle 172 Williams, Barry 18, 19,160 Williams, Blakely 210 Williams, Bryan 89 Williams, Caroline 130 Williams, David Michael 76 Williams, Dr. Phillip 138 Williams, Gerald 66, 161 Williams, Michelle 130 William.s, Miranda Lynn 75 Willich, Laurie 130,166 Willingham Award 75 Willingham, Angle 108 Willis, Adrienne 130 Willis, Casey 40,41 Willis, Casey 218 Willsey, Jennifer 130 Wilson, Anna 65, 89, 171, 220 Wilson, Blake 151 Wilson, Courtney 198 Wilson, David Alan 130 Wilson, Deborah 104, 173 Wilson, Dr. Frenesi P 76 Wilson, Dr. Joe 129,138 Wilson, Geoff 104 Wilson, .lane 177 Wilson, .Jeff 216 Wil.son, Kim 104 WiLson, Melonie A 89 Wilson, Rachel 168,169 Wilson, Todd 216 Wimberly, Dana 212 Wimberly, ,Jake 117 Window Painting 3, 1 1 Wininger, Eric 117,168,169 Winkle, Steve 215 Winston County Night of Bands 164 Winston, Jacqueline C 137 Winter, Ed 117 Wired Lion 28 Witt, Matt 214 Wizard of Oz, The 25 Wocken, Katie 131,148 Woo, Ada 117,131,196 Wood, Clayton 150 Wood, La.shanda 175 Wood, Manya L 89 Wood, Timothy 89 Woodfin, Tommy 130 Woodland Violet 196 Woodley, Nicholas 130 Woodruff, Bobby 104 Woodruff, Niger 130, 178 Woods, Chonda 131,168 Woods, Clayton 218 Woods, David 203 Woodson, Stephen Bernard 89, 173 Woodstock, Karen Ann 89, 172 Working Out 105 Workman, Shelly 131 World Goes Around, The 23 World to Explore, A 129 World Wide Web 145 WOWL-TV 174 Wright, April D 89 Wright, Dan 178 Wright, Daniel 14,26 Wright, Danny 155 Wright, David 210 Wright, .leff 89,171 Wright, Jennifer . . .16, 65, 75, 76, 183, 191 Wright, .loe 131,168,186 Wright, Selena K 131 Wright, Wiley 162,163,218 Wroten, Karen 14 Wyatt, Chad 117 Wylie, Blake 117 Wysocki, Toby 37, 38, 39 Yaman, Bulent 13 Yancey, Donna 171 Yancey, Laura 151 Yarn, Scarlett 22( Yeager, Gina 104, 16( Yeager, Suzanne . . . .10, 65, 75, 86, 90, 16! Yeary, Carissa 21! Yeates, Dr. ,John W. 13 ' Yegul, DenizA 117, 17( Yenisehirlioglu, Bartug 10 ' Yerbey, Shana 13i Yocom, Laura W, York, James 16! You ' ll Find It Here 21i You, Dong Kyuon 131 Young Adult Ministries 7( Young Democrats 17, 76, 181 Young Republicans 17, 181 Young, Jim 1(V Young, Karen E 117, 18 Young, Shannon 18! Young, Tristan 131, 161 Young, Vickie 104, 17( Yuzer, Devrim 131 Zany ' s 2f Zediker, Lynn 3! Zelenka, Ernie Hi ZetaTau Alpha .11, 19, 25, 67, 76, 160, 194 206,219,220,22 Zills, Tanya 131 Zimlich, Jennifer C 86, 131 Zimmerle, Jennifer 75, 9C Colophon Volume 49 of the University of North Alabama yearbook, the Diorama, was printed by Taylor Publishing Company in Dallas, Texas. The 240-page Diorama had a press ruti of 3,000. Individual portraits for the classes and university personnel sections were shot by Paul Vaughn Studios, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. All pages, including the cover and endsheets, were submitted camera ready and were produced by the Diorama staff using Macintosh computers. 236 Index LASTING IMAGES 1997 Diorama Staff Allison L. Stack Executive Editor Lacey N. Howard Associate Editor STAFF WRITERS Kristin Burl, .Inlie Bitteiibeiidcr, Amy (;ani|)beil, Andrea Hall, Sallie Kimbroiigli, Mason Matthews, Claire Nabors, Eva Parrish, Lacy I ' ettus, .lay Skipworth, Anthony Tucker, Sabrina Valich, Kevin Whisenant, Shatuion Young. CONTRIBIITINCi WRITERS Stuart Ausborn, Ashley Balch, Tyler Greer, Leanne Grisham, Christy Harvey, Ashley Miles, Amanda Orzechowski, Todd Twilley, .Jennifer Wright. UNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPHER Shannon W( lls STAFF photo(;raphers E ' amela Hicks, Ben Petersen, (Clancy Ratliff. Christopher Rohling. CONTRIBI ' TINC; PHOTOGRAPHERS Chuck Bray, Lacey Howard, Adam Robison. Brenda.I. Hill Adviser Mary Beth Eck ( ' ampbell Director of Pul)li(ations Karen Hodges Publications Assistant I ' m looking out the window of Room 325 of Keller Hall. 1 have a parking lot view. It ' s not the view of the office across the hall which looks out at the Victory Flame-it ' s the parking lot view. Don ' t get me wrong; it is a nice view. My view is one that changes constantly as the merry-go-round of commuters park, go to class, and leave. I ' ve realized that this view is like most things in life, it changes. The campus experienced several changes this year. One was that we were no longer the National Champions in football after three years of solid victories. Another was that we looked at the campus of the future with hope and excitement. We watched as the volleyball team went from being relatively unnoticed to being GSC Champions with a 44-4 record. We were saddened by the loss of Gregory K. Engle who was a great friend and leader to our campus community. Of course, some things at this university remain the same year after year. You can count on tulips in front of Bibb Graves Hall in the spring, dorm residents who leave for the weekend, students flocking to the University Center, shocking stories in The Flor-Ala on Thursday morning, oak trees towering over the campus, wonderful Homecomings, crazy Spring Flings, the agony of finals week each semester, and squirrels criss-crossing your path as you go to class. It was all of these things and more that made me want to do a yearbook which was about the Lasting Traditions of the University of North Alabama. I wanted students and faculty to remember our university as one whose traditions remained firmly in place despite the changing faces over the years. Now like the campus and life, the Diorama must change. The 1998 Diorama will be without the influence of our beloved leader Brenda J. Hill. Sadly, Hill will be leaving the Publications Department. The future mem- bers of the Diorama staff will not be able to benefit from her unsurpassed yearbook knowledge, her funny stories, and her smile. Before 1 close, 1 would like to thank every- one who made the 1997 Diorama possible. They are: Brenda J. Hill (for being the best adviser and friend that 1 could ever have), Lacey Howard (for being my friend, sing-a-long buddy, and associate editor), Mary Beth Campbell (for all the Oreos and our cover design), Karen Hodges (for just being one of the girls), the Sports Info Gurus-Jeff Hodges and Todd Vardaman (for all of their knowledge). Shannon Wells (for giving us pictures in a flash), The Flor-Ala Editors (for always being just across the hall), Jo Anne Newton (for all the typed phone mes- sages), the Diorama Staff members, my loving family (for all the phone calls to my office), our unique student photographers, and any person who did even the small- est thing which helped us finish a deadline. Once again, thank you. Sincerely, Allison Stack Executive Editor of the 1997 Diorayna VETERANS REMEMBERED. It is a tradition for the campus to honor our nation ' s heroes in November on Veteran ' s Day with a ceremony in the Memorial Ampliitheatre. Photo by Shannon Wells. A MYSTICAL MOMENT. Rick Suarez performs in the spring production of the " Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew. " Photo by Shannon Wells. 238 Closing LASTING IMAGES MAKING A SPLASH. Kim Mauldin, director of admissiotiN, is targeted 11 the dunking booth during a fundraiser held by the Baptist Campus Ministries. Photo l)y Shannon Wells. I,IONS- l! Cheerleaders Tara Sheffield, Kelly Holland, and Julie Fricke cheer the football team on to victory. Photo by Shannon Wells. GREGORY K. ENGLE, director of student life, was a man dedicated to the University of North Alabama. He had a smile and a " hi ' for everyone he met, limit- less time for each student, and the gift to make every person feel special and important to this campus. Greg will be missed and remembered for many years to come by students, faculty, admin- istration, and each individual life he touched. Closing 2.39 A TRADITION CONTINUES. Leo tlie mascot entertains the crowd during Step Show, a homecoming tradition that wiLs revived thi.s year Photo by Slianiion WelLs. 240 Closing


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