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The Bluestone, Volume 9 1 

The Yearbook of James Madison University 

April 1999-April2000 

Enrollment: 13,745 

800 South Main Street, MSC 3522 

Harrisonburg, VA 22807 



Jeffrey S. Morris, Editor in Chief 

Leah M. Bailey, Creative Director 

Scott R. Bayer, Copy Director 

Rebecca A. Lamb, Designer 
Kristen D. Malinchock, Designer 

Jennifer R. Smith, Campus Life Section Producer 

Laura M. Brv'ant, Campus Life Section Assistant 

Aimee A. Costello, Sports Section Producer 

Brooke E. Hoxie, Sports Section Assistant 

Megan L. Simone, Classes Section Editor 

LateishaJ. Garrett, Organizations Section Producer 


Kara S. Carpenter, Campus Life 

Christina E. Cook, Organizations 

Philip L Davies, Sports 

Anna C. Lucas, Campus Life 



W. Carlton Wolfe, Chief Photographer 

Melissa M. Bates, Sports 

Laura E. Creecy, Campus Life 

Laura M. Greco, Campus Life 

Todd S. Grogan, Campus Life 

Statia Molewski, Photographer-At-Large 

Kirstin D. Reid, Campus Life 

J. Casey Neilson, Business Manager 
Jerry E. Weaver, Adviser 




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features 32 

classes 206 

organizations 328 

sports 424 

dosing 468 





As part of the Madisonians annual home show, 
senior Jennifer DePaola performs "River Deep, 
Mountain High," for a sold out crowd April 24, 
1 999. The concert celebrated the show choir's 
25th anniversary; yet the next day, the 1 6- 
member ensemble learned that their director 
was moving and that the College of Arts and 
Letters was cutting their funding. Despite the 
obstacles, under the leadership of senior Mandy 
Lamb and several returning members, the group 
gained organization status and began their own 
fund-raising efforts. Having performed at venues 
around the state throughout the year, the 
Madisonians closed their year, as always, with the 
home show on April 22, 2000, once again for a 
full auditorium. ■ Photo by Steve Boling 

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Men's basketball team forward Tim Lyie, 
a sophomore, enjoys a pickup game with 
his friends. During early fall and when warm 
weather returned in the spring, basketball 
courts, such as this one outside of Eagle 
Hall, were flooded with men and women 
looking to take advantage of blue skies 
and enjoy some friendly competition. ■ 
Photo by Steve Boling 









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The stands of Bridgeforth Stadium are 
packed for the Homecoming football game 
against UConn which the Dukes won 48-14. 
On Saturday afternoons, thousands of fans 
watched as the Dukes rolled to the Atlan- 
tic-1 title. The popularity of the football 
program increased during the fall as the 
team finished the season 8-4 and made an 
appearance in the NCAA playoffs. ■ Photo 
by Samm Lentz 






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Helping to link the university to its namesake, banners 
were hung on the facade of Wilson Hall and the light- 
posts lining the Quad. ■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

The university police and the campus cadets work 
together to keep nightlife at the university safe. The 
campus cadets provided support to the police force 
by offering safety escorts to students. ■ Students 
celebrate Halloween with their creativity and carving 
knives. Many organizations also partidpated in canned 
food drives to benefit area food banks. ■ The flag 
towering over the Quad sways in the gentle breeze. 

■ Sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, compete 
in the annual Homecoming Stepshow. Their segment 
of the show was themed "America's Most Wanted " 

■ A young fan gives the Duke Dog a royal salute. The 
mascot provided comic relief and entertainment at 
the university's sporting events. ■ G. Love performs 
for a sold out Convocation Center crowd on Nov. 1 4, 
1999. The University Program Board presented the 
concert that featured the headlining group. The Roots. 

■ Photos by Todd Grogan, Kirsten NordL Steve Boling, 
Grogan, Carlton Wolfe, Statia Molewski 

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'class in Anthony-Seeger 
^ , this student prepares to cross South 
Main Street. The removal of the cross- 
walk in front of Anthony-Seeger in fall 
1 996 continued to create problems for 
motorists, students and faculty. In Apri|| 
the administration made the decision 
to move all classes from the building 
by fall 2000. ■ Pho 



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undera setting sunTeflecflSg off th 
waters of Newman Lake. The serene 
beauty of the area of campus was 
disrupted when construction began 
for a parking facility to be located 
between the lake and Bridgeforth 
lium. ■ Photo by Steve Boling 

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touchdown against Northeasteitl, senior 
Jason Parmer and sophomore Chris 
■ Herring celebrate on the sidelines with 
the rest of the team.The Dukes had an 
incredible year under first-year head 
coach Mickey Matthews, who was named 
Division l-AA Coach of the Year after 
WinningtheAtiantic-IOtitleai^!' '^^^ ~ 
berth. ■ Photo by Melissa B^ 

Making sure that their instruments are in tune, Dul<e Dog 
checl<s up on the Marching Royal Dul<es. ■ Members of 
the campus Habitat for Humanity chapter, junior Bryan 
Goltry and seniors Chucl( Hriczal< and Suzanne Boxer, 
complete work on a project house in Grottoes, Va. ■ 
Sophomore Peter Laver relaxes next to Newman Lake. 
■ With the new reorganization of the Student Success 
Center, Wilson Hall became the new home to many aca- 
demic and student services. ■ Senior Rob Strickland per- 
forms a drill as men's basketball training coaches Gregg 
Ryman, a junior, and Greg Werner provide encouragement. 
In addition to their practices in the Convocation Center, 
the team did preseason drills in Bridgeforth Stadium. ■ 
Photos by Carlton Wolfe, Todd Grogan, Steve Boling, 
Katherine Krebser, Matt Murray 


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Showcasing the university's 260 organizations, 
Student Organization Night gave students 
the opportunity to get more involved in their 
campus community. Student Organization 
Services coordinated the Sept. 7, 1 999, event 
held on The Commons and Warren Hall patip^_ 
■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe ^ 


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Dr. Linwood Rose delivers his inaugural 
address to the audience on Sept. 1 7, 1 999, 
as cameras capture the moment. The 
inauguration provided students with a day 
off from classes in an effort to encourage 
attendance, which was required for fresh- 
men. Rose, who had been performing his 
presidential duties for over a year, was 
installed officially as the university's fifth 
president. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 




Women's lacrosse coach Jennifer Ulehla 
inspires sophomore McNevin Molloy (#12), 
senior Alivian Coates (#1 8) and the rest ofl 
the team toward another win during a half-l 
time pep-talk. The women's lacrosse team | 
secured CAA championships and NCAA 
playoff appearances during both their 1 998| 
and 1999 seasons. ■ Photo by Steve Boling 

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Moments before the May 8,1 999, commence- 
ment ceremony, members of the class of 1 999 I 
line up outside Bridgeforth Stadium. Taking 
over 30 minutes to enter the stadium, the 
dass of 1 999 set a record with Z300 graduates. 
The class of 2000 exceeded those numbers, 
with more than 2,800 graduates and with a 
class gift of over SI 20,000 as part of the Senior 
Class Challenge- In February, controversy arose 
over the university's seiecoon of Richard Brmvn, 
chief executive officer of EDS Corp., as the 
commencement speaker, desprte the senior 
class' request for John Grisham. Nevertheless 
the May 6, 2000, ceremony drew a record 
crowd of 23,000. ■ Photo by Steve Soling 

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A heavy overnight snowrfall blankets the campus and 
valley, cancelling classes. ■ In celebration of the 
holiday season, students decorate their residence hall 
rooms and apartments. ■ A student reads over her 
notes on a bench in front of Carrier Library. ■ The Roots 
perform at the Convocation Center with G. Love & 
Special Sauceon Nov. 14, 1999. ■ The tower of the 
CISAT/Computer Science Building looms over the ever- 
expanding eastern part of campus. ■ Enfusingthe 
audience with excitement, senior Christy Waggoner 
performs during the Madisonians home show, April 
24, 1 999. ■ Photos by Laura Creecy, Todd Grogan, Steve 
Boling, Laura Greco, Terrence Nowlin, Boling 

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One of the first examples of the university's new logo, a banner 
hangs from Wilson Hall, proclaiming the university's linl< to its 
namesake. While the university's principles were based upon 
the teachings of James Madison, it was the personalities of the 
students and faculty that brought life to the university. ■ 
Photo by Todd Grogan 

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Riding down a lonely desert road in Arizona, 
Brian Miazaga, a junior at University of 
Miami, Ohio, leads the Pi Kappa Phi cycling 
team. JMU senior Phil Davies spent the 
summer with Miazaga as part of the 1999 
Journey of Hope cycling team which biked 
cross country from San Francisco to Wash- 
ington, D.C. Pi Kappa Phi brothers from 
schools across the nation joined together 
in this national project which benefited 
their philanthropy, PUSH America." Photo 
by Phil Davies 


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Senior Phil Davies dedicates his summer to spreading 

At 6:30 a.m., on June 9, 1 said good-bye to my parents 
and left my hometown on a flight to the West Coast 
knowing one thing: the only way home was on a bicycle. 

As far as I can remember, 1 had spent every summer 
prior to that of 1999 in my hometown of Atlanta. I did 
the things that most kids did in those careless summer days. 
I worked at supermarkets, warehouses, construction sites, 
golf courses and had my first internship after my sophomore 
year in college. I saw what the "real world" had to offer 
and knew that I wasn't ready to sell my soul to a company 

Commemorating the start of their trip in San Francisco, 
this postcard was one of the many ways the Journey 
of Hope team spread their message of acceptance 
of people with disabilities. Over the course of the 
summer, the team reached more than 27 million 
people through personal appearances, newspaper 
articles, and television and radio interviews. 

at age 20. It wasn't until I boarded a plane for San Francisco 
that I truly realized I was beginning the journey of a lifetime. 
For 63 days, from June 13 to Aug. 14, 1 and 66 other 
members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity bicycled from the 
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to the steps of the 
Capitol in Washington, D.C., to raise money and awareness 
for people with disabilities. The bike trek, known as the 
Journey of Hope, was the national outreach project of PUSH 
America, a nonprofit organization that served people with 
developmental disabilities. PUSH America was also the 
national philanthropy of OKO fraternity. The 
Journey of Hope team consisted of fraternity 
members from over 26 colleges and univer- 
sities across the nation. I was the ninth Pi 
Kapp from JMU to complete the Journey of 
Hope, as I rode with another chapter brother, 
Kevin McGee. McGee participated in the 
trip in the summer of 1997, and after gradu-i 
ating in May 1999, committed himself a I 
second time. It was because of McGee's stories 
about the trip — and those of two other chap- 
ter brothers who rode in 1997 — that I took 
the first and hardest step: calling John Powers, 
the director of PUSH America, to request a 
team member application. 

Each cyclist completed the application 
that consisted of five essay questions. Prospec- 
tive riders also needed rwo letters of recom- 
mendation and then interviewed over the 
phone with Powers. The hour-long interview 
entailed questions about personal leadership 

June 28 

Carson City, Nev. 
June 17 

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acceptance of people with disabilities by bicycling across the nation 


skills, scenarios that team members would encounter over 
the summer, and personal goals or reasons tor wanting to 
;be a part of this experience. Powers briefly discussed the 
mission of the Journey of Hope and reminded me that each 
cyclist, once accepted, must raise a minimum of $4000 to 
support the projects and programs ot PUSH America. I 
jivas enthusiastic about accepting the fiind-raising challenge 
and a month later, when I received a letter of acceptance, 
began the laborious task. 

Through letter campaigning to family and friends, I 
met my first SI 000 deadline in February and my second 
'$1000 deadline in March. Fund-raisers with sororities on 
oivfl ampus and a generous donation fi^om Harrisonburg jeweler 
ames McHone helped me reach my third $1000 deadline 
n April. Frustrating as it was, I knew that it was possible 
,4{ o raise all $4000. With a few days remaining before the 
J (Ik klay 15 deadline, 1 sent in the last check to PUSH America 
aving raised a total of $4 1 1 . 

With the fiind-raising completed, I began concentrating 
iggg (11 training for the intense trek. The Student Government 
(da ^sociation granted McGee's and my request for money 
ijj vith which to purchase the equipment and helped ensure 
hat we would be properly supplied. Mark's Bike Shop in 
^arrisonburg offered past Journey of Hope riders a signi- 
icant discount, and I bought the necessary equipment from 
hem. The long list included a helmet, gloves, cycling shorts, 
hoes, tools, a camelback, a saddlebag, sunglasses, tubes, 
ires, tire irons and a bike computer to keep track of speed, 
listance, time and total miles. 

Never having done any serious cycling, I began training 
1 Harrisonburg, which provided open roads off Route 42 

North and plenty of rolling hills. I came to appreciate the 
tranquility of the roads in the countryside, but it was 
difficult staying motivated while riding alone. Consequendy, 
my longest training ride was only 30 miles, which felt more 
like 130 because I wasn't sure how often to eat, drink or 
rest. I got comfortable with the bike, learning which gears 
to use, how to change tires and perform basic bicycle main- 
tenance. In all, I trained about 250 miles, which was average 
compared to other team members, as I soon found out in 
San Francisco. 

Before arriving in San Francisco, we were assigned to 
one of the two JOH cycling teams: the South team or the 
North team. Both teams staned in San Francisco and rode 
together for about a week until we split in Fallon, Nev., 
where the South team continued its route toward Arizona 
and the North team rode toward Utah. I was a member 
of the South team, comprised of 25 cyclists and seven crew 
members who drove the support vehicles that carried our 
clothes, food and water. Saturn Car Corporation ot America, 
our biggest sponsor, donated four vehicles and provided us 
with many meals at Saturn dealerships across the country. 
We were invited to the Saturn Homecoming in Tennessee 
and were recognized for our journey. 

Each morning began at 6:00 a.m. We were given one 
hour to dress and eat breakfast. We then gathered in a circle 
to go over the day's itinerary that included the route, time 
of arrival, aaivities for the day and sleeping accommodations. 
About 75 percent ot the time we slept on high school gym 
floors in sleeping bags. We had hotel rooms donated when 
possible, usually in larger cities, and camped out once on 
July 4 on an Indian Reservation in (continued on p. 38) » 

Participating in a camp carnival, senior Phil 
Davies and Matt Ashbach, a senior at the 
University of Washington, paint campers' 
faces and arms at Camp Summit in Dallas. 
The camp provided recreational and 
therapeutic programming for children 
who were physically challenged, develop- 
mentally disabled, dual-sensory impaired 
and multi-disabled. ■ Photo c/o Phil Davies 


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The Journey of Hope South Team arrives 
at Centennial Park in Atlanta on Aug. 3 with 
senior Phil Davies and five other cyclists 
from Georgia leading the double paceline. 
The team enjoyed a sponsored lunch and 
accommodations and performed a puppet 
show, called "Kids on the Block," for a local 
group that served people with disabilities. 
■ Photo c/o Phil Davies 

"For 63 days we were 

simply cyclists. 

But that afternoon 
lined up on the 
steps of the Capitol, 
we were heroes 

in the summer of a lifetime, 

on a journey 

oi hope 

» senior Phil Davies 

(continued from p. 37) » Arizona among scorpions and 
tarantulas. On average, we cycled about 80 miles per day, 
with our longest ride being 120 miles into Bremen, Ga., 
about one-and-a-half months into the trip. The ride to 
Bremen took almost 1 1 hours to complete as we battled 
hills, headwind and the humidity of the south. In one of 
the honest summers ever recorded, we cycled in dangerously 
high temperatures that reached up to 118 degrees in the 
desert. One of our team members became so dehydrated 
that he was hospitalized. The doctors feared he might have 
suffered permanent brain damage due to the heat. 

One of the summers' most diflFicult rides took place in 
Kirkwood, Calif, in which we climbed from 2,000 feet to 
9,000 feet over 65 miles. We were on our bikes for more 
than 1 3 hours, and although we were hungry and tired, we 
were filled with a sense of accomplishment knowing that 
we had conquered the mountain. Other days we encountered 
obstacles beyond our control such as flat tires. I had over 
30 flat tires, 1 1 in one day, while McGee only had one. A 
more serious obstacle, our first major accident, occurred 
about three weeks into the trip. Six cyclists were riding in 
a paceline, a tight group of cyclists who ride extremely close 
together to reduce wind resistance. Two cyclists rubbed 
tires and the entire paceline spilled like dominoes. One 
team member separated his shoulder while another hit his 
face on the asphalt and bit through both his lips. We were 
in the middle of the desert almost 60 miles from the next 
town, but luckily a state trooper arrived and radioed for 
help. We rode in silence for the remainder of the day until 
we heard that our team members were all right. 

When we arrived in a designated city each day, we 
made it a priority to interact with people with disabilities. 
We met with hundreds of people, many of whom suffered 
from Downs Syndrome, autism or mental retardation. In 

addition to playing wheelchair basketball, visiting waterparks 
and Major League Baseball games, and having cookouts, 
we performed a puppet show for centers that served people 
with disabilities. The show was called "Kids on the Block" 
which featured puppets that had Cerebral Palsy, Downs 
Syndrome or were visually impaired. At the end of the 
puppet show, the kids, some of whom had disabilities 
themselves, asked the puppets questions about what it was 
like to be disabled. The children in the audience learned 
that people with disabilities are no different than anyone 
else, and that they share the same interests as other people 
their age. It was hard leaving these special people who looked 
forward to our arrival every year, but we tried to look ahead 
to the next city and meeting a new group of friends. 

In larger cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, 
Birmingham, Atlanta and Charlotte, we had police escorts 
for our arrival. All traffic would stop and we'd follow the 
police lights and sirens as the city watched us ride. Personally, , 
the arrival at Centennial Park in Atlanta was one of the 
highlights of the trip. My parents, neighbors and friends 
came to our arrival to watch us ride into the city behind the 
police escorts. Then the South team lined up at Centennial 
Park and a state representative handed me the proclamation 
declaring Aug. 3, 1999, PUSH America Day in the city of 
Adanta. We ate a sponsored limch downtown at the Adidas 
Center, which was built for the 1 996 Olympic athletes, and 
we couldn't help feeling like Olympic athletes ourselves. 

After riding across 12 states, over mountains, through 
deserts, heat, wind and rain, we arrived at the Capitol in 
Washington, D.C. Hundreds of parents, family and 
friends applauded and cheered to welcome us back from 
the most mentally and physically challenging experience 
of our lives. Having reached over 27 million people and 
raising $350,000 for PUSH America, we completed our 

Vicksburg, Miss. 
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August 2 



With his 66 teammates, senior Phil Davies 
lines up on the steps of the Capitol in 
Washington, D.C., where he is congratulated 
by the summer trip's sponsors and dirertors 
of PUSH America. Family and friends from 
all over the nation came to D.C. to see 
the long-anticipated arrival of the men. 
■ Photo c/o Phil Davies 

jurney on Aug. 14. We arrived as changed men that day 

nspired by the people whom we met. We were different 

ffll han the men who just two months earlier crossed the 
dhmi polden Gate Bridge. For 63 days we were simply cyclists 

>ut that after-noon lined up on the steps of the Capitol, 

.e were heroes in the summer of a lifetime, on a journey 

t hope. ■ 

Senior Phil Davies and '99 graduate Kevin 
McGee are greeted by members of the 
Delta Tau chapter of Pi Kappa Phi from 
JMU. The cyclists looked forward to sharing 
their summer stories with their chapter 
brothers and encouraging newer members 
to participate in PUSH events. ■ Photo 
c/o Phil Davies 

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Facing the stands of Marching Royal Dukes in the end zone, 
flute and piccolo seaion members junior Carrie Desmond, 
freshmen Laurie Hennessey and Jenny Chipman and 
senior Keren Brooks shake to the groove of the band's 
bass guitarist. Game day brought seaions closer as they 
demonstrated school spirit ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

"The trumpets 

are the lOUCleStand 

smartest section ... 

They are also the most physically able, 
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end when people think of JMU Marching Band, 

they think trumpets." 

» freshman Matt McLaughlin 

Marching in formation for weekend games, outfitted 
in the traditional purple and white, the 450 members of 
the Marching Royal Dukes appeared as a sea of uniformit)'. 
Proudly displaying their identical uniforms and carefitlly 
polished instruments, every band member followed the 
same cues under the direction of the drum major Together, 
their harmonious soimd carried to the ears of their audience. 
Under their leathered caps and sequined sashes, however 
existed a band composed of very different people united 
by one thing: a love of music. 

Or, a imity based on a love for a common instrument, 
so it may seem, for behind the image of "Virginias Finest 
were the sections, marching band "families" in their own 
right, ^^ether a member ot the reed, brass or percussion 
lamilv, each instrument of the marching band was repre- 
sented in a section that prided itself on its particular sound. 
"We start practice earlier and we rehearse longer than any 
of the other sections. There's a lot of cooperation within 
our group, and we listen to one another because it's our duty 
to get the best out of our section," said trumpet section 
leader Brian Sizer, a senior Friendly rivalry was not uncommon 
between the sections as a result of group pride. 

Competition was at its pinnacle the week before school 
during the Section Olympics at band camp. Sections 
squared off against one another in six events. "During 
the events, we may yell at the other sections a lot, but 
it's all in good fun, " said Sizer. 

Instrument pride, a common trait shared by every 
section, built confidence. "The trumpets are the loudest 
and smartest section, statistically. They are also the most 
physically able, have the most sex appeal, and when 
people think of JMU Marching Band, they think trtimpets," 
said fi-eshman Matt McLaughlin. 

In response to the boasts of the trumpets, the 
members of the drum-line had their own perception ol 
the statistics. "Drummers get the girls and that's all that 
matters," said freshman Aaron Stanley. 

The 26 members of the tuba section showed their 
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Tuba players Joe Antoni and Nick Ford, 
both juniors, display their affection with a 
friendly fight before the big Homecoming 
performance. The tuba sertion consisted of 
26 instrumentalists including freshman 
Jeremiah Daniels, the only baritone sax in 
the band. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

Standing tall and proud in the glaring 
afternoon sun, sophomore Ryan Adamsons 
and his fellow trumpeters perform for the 
attentive crowd. According to section leader 
Brian Sizer, the trumpet section started 
practice earlier and practiced longer. ■ 
Photo by Allison Serkes 

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Game day 

prompts the 

members of the 

tuba section to 

display their 

section spirit by 

forming a 

"tubamid." Easily 

spotted in their 

distinaive berets, 

tuba players 

were known for 

their outrageous 

antics along the 


■ Photo by 

Terrence Nowlin 

Playing the fight song after a touchdown, 
trumpet players help keep the fans pumped 
up. Rivalry amongst intrumental seaions 
began in late August before school even 
started during the Section Olympics at 
band camp. Each section competed against 
each other in six events. • Photo by 
Allison Serkes 

Finding her place on the field, this color 
guard member awaits the signal of a drum 
major to begin her routine. Color guard 
members practiced with the band while 
participating in special color guard activi- 
ties. The color guard also held separate 
practices to perfect their routines. ■ Photo 
by Melissa Bates 

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The brawn of the drumming section, 
sophomore Michael Phillips shows off his 
muscles during practice. The IVlarching 
Royal Dukes practiced four to five days a 
week throughout the fall semester, includ- 
ing pregame rehearsals. ■ Photo by 
Allison Serkes 

While the ROTC Color Guard presents the 
flag to the crowd, the MRD play the 
national anthem to begin the game. Each 
section of the band practiced indepen- 
dently to improve their unique sound. 
Performance days brought band members 
together, impressing the audience with a 
smooth, cohesive show. ■ Photo c/o 
Laura LeeGulledge 

{continued from p. 42) » such as the 
"tubamid" (a pyramid of tuba players) 
and the "tuba push-ups." No matter what 
the activity was, the tubas demonstrated 
their section pride by putting the word 
"tuba" in front of all their planned get- 
togethers. The lone baritone sax, a reed 
instrument with a similar range as the 
tubas, soon leatned that the tuba section 
was a great group in which to belong. 
"Everyone in the tuba section has been 
nice to me despite being a baritone sax. 
I'm glad they took me in," said freshman 
Jeremiah Daniels. 

Keeping the beat and coordinating 
the rhythm of the entire band was the 
job of the percussion section, better known 
as the drum-line. Percussionists cemented their loyalty to 
the group when they joined Phi Buda Ruda (pronounced 
booda rooda), the drum-line's faux fraternity. Like the tubas, 
the members of the percussion section had the reputation 
of being a close group. "The drum-line is a great thing to 
be a part of because everyone is really talented and we're 
all close. When you get to band camp, within days you 
have about 20 friends," said Stanley. 

Freshman Timothy Rossettini's shirt re- 
veals the spirit of the drum-line. The 
Marching Royal Dukes' national ranking 
instilled pride in everyone who played 
in the band. ■ Photoby Allison Serkes 

Although without instruments, 
members of the color guard were dex- 
terous writh the five-and-a-half foot flag- 
poles that danced among band members 
on the field. Sticking to tradition, each 
guard girl participated in a Big Sister/ 
Little Sister program that began during 
band camp. 

"Each guard member is paired with 
a big or little sister. We exchange gifts 
before games, bake each other cookies, 
show the new girls around and take 
them out to help them feel at home," 
said junior Laura Lee Gulledge. 

Like their instruments, each section 
was unique not only for its sound but 
also for its members and their traditions. 
Living up to the title of "Virginia's 
Finest" was not only a group goal but a sectional one. Each 
section strove for the title that had made their band one of 
the best in the nation. Despite the divisions, the Marching 
Royal Dukes found that the stronger their section was, the 
better they soimded as a whole band. "The philosophy is that 
the drum-line that parties together plays well together. If we 
know each other's strengths and know each other personally, 
we're going to play better on the field," said Stanley. ■ 

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iorority members compete in a 
:ough game of tug of war as other 
nembers of the Greek Life commun- 
ty cheer them on. In addition to the 
ireek Games involving the tug of war 
rjd sack race, Greeks participated 
n basketball and volleyball games 
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March 1999 

The girls took one step back and cocked their heads 
in unison to analyze their artwork. After listening to endless 
Top 40 songs, drinking enough water to satisfy a small 
army and making a last-minute trip to Wal-Mart for more 
purple chalk, they finally were finished. The detailed drawing 
illuminated the pavement in front of their sorority house. 
Several of them snapped pictures and exchanged high fives. 
Others rubbed their hands together to remove the chalk 
that had blended together to form one single color within 
the creases of their palms. 

The crest drawing competition represented one out ot 
several opportunities for sororities and fraternities to earn 
points in 1999s Greek Week. While watching the Greek 
Games, spectators received a decent laugh, as students 
struggled to make it through the obstacle course and muscle 
their way through the tug of war. 

Apart from these amusing events, members of the Greek 
Lite community were encouraged to participate in a 
variety of commimity service events. These ranged from the 
Boys and Girls Club field day, "Hustle for Habitat 5k Fun 
Run," and the all-Greek blood drive. 

Greek Sing was perhaps the week's most anticipated 
event, challenging its competitors to de\'elop a unique dance 
and lip sync routine. 

"We all start practicing about a month before the aaual 
event," senior Erin Smith said. "For the most part, sororities 
spend a lot more time and energy preparing for their per- 
formance with dance moves, hand motions and props." 

A Greek Life barbecue behind Bridgeforth Stadium 
and a happy hour at Main Street Bar and Grill provided 
everyone with a satisfying balance to top oflFthe week filled 
with fierce competition. ■ 

Inciting a fire of their own, Zeta Tau Alpha 
performs during Greek Sing with the theme 
Zeta Inferno." Matching costumes and 
choreographed dances were common in 
the annual event. Fraternities and sororities 
tried to impress the judges by being the 
most memorable. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

and the winners are 

Overall Chapter Excellence 
Fraternity: Kappa Sigma 
Sorority: Delta Gamma 

Greek Man of the Year 

John Adomson, Kappa Sigma 

Greek Woman of the Year 
Ginny Smith, Delta Gamma 

Greek Sing First Place 

Kappa Delta Rho, Alpha Phi 

Outstanding Seniors 

Mads Hansen, Kappa Alpha 
Mo Mahmood, Kappa Delta Rho 
Suzanne Breazeale, Zeta Tau Alpha 

Outstanding New Member 
David Rexrode, Theta Chi 
Wendy Gill, Delta Delta Delta 

Outstanding Volunteer 

Ariel Gonzalez, Kappa Delta Rho 
Kathleen Houser, Alpha Sigma Tau 

Outstanding Adviser 

Rev. John Grace, Theta Chi 
Donna Harper, Alpha Sigma Alpha 

Faculty Recognition 

Dr. James Butler, Stephanie Bryant, 
Dr. David Jones, Dr. Reg Foucar-Szocki, 
Dr. Reid Linn, Dr. Caroline Marshall, 
Dr. Mark Warner, Dr. Stan Ulanski 

Overall Winners 

Fraternity: Kappa Delta Rho 
Sorority: Sigma Sigma Sigma 

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Five Tri-Delta sisters make their way to ^ 
California where junior Ashleigh Beam 
learns that her price is fight 

Still elated from her 
victory on 'The Price is 
Right" game showjunior 
Ashleigh Beam was 
regularly approached by 
skeptical students and 
faculty to recount her 
day of good fortune. 
Beam won over $40,000 
in cash and prizes, 
making her that day's top 
winner Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

At 4:30 a.m. on a Wednesday in July, junior Ashleigh 
Beam and tour of her Tri-Delta sorority sisters arrived at 
the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in 
Los Angeles. Prepared to spend the next few hours on the 
cold, hard pavement, the girls came equipped with blankets 
and pillows from their hotel room. At 7:30 a.m. the doors 
to CBS Studios finally opened and hundreds of restless 
potential "The Price is Right" contestants filtered inside. 

The five sorority girls paraded into the lobby wearing 
matching T-shirts that read "James Madison University- 
Delta Delta Delta loves Bob Bob Bob." After filling out 
television release forms, they were given adhesive yellow 
nametags and directed to a room where the show's 
producers asked each person a series of generic questions. 

At 10 a.m. everyone was allowed to access the set 
and locate his or her pre-assigned seats. The girls couldn't 
help but notice how much smaller the famous, brightly 
colored sound stage looked, compared to its appearance 
on television. After what seemed to be an eternity, announcer 
Rod Roddy, dressed in one of his stunning jackets, made 
his first appearance to pump up the crowd before the show 

started. From the fifth row, center stage, Beam thought 
back to the day they all decided to make the excursion. 

Beam, along with juniors Randal Morris, Allison 
Toth, Carrie Albright and senior Kelly Graves devised 
the trip to California early spring 1 999. They planned 
to stay 10 days in Newport Beach, Morris' hometown. 
Attending a taping of "The Price is Right" was placed 
high on their list of things to do. "Our ultimate goal was 
to meet Bob Barker before he retired," Beam said with a 
slight smile. After months of careftil planning and the 
help of frequent flyer miles, the group was able to make 
the trip at minimal cost. 

The combination of deafening shrieks and shouts 
made Beam acutely aware of her favorite daytime host's 
arrival. At the start of the show, Rod Roddy announced 
the name of a young man who shuffled his way down to 
the bidding panel. The crowd was still in an uproar when 
Roddy mouthed, "Ashleigh Beam, come on down! You're 
the next contestant on 'The Price is Right.'" Beam felt her 
heart sink to the floor and strained to read the large white 
card with her name written on it. {continued on p. 50) » 

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{continued from p. 49) » Sninned, Beam remained in her chair. 
Widi the help from her friends and random audience mem- 
bers, she arose and cautiously made her way to the panel. 

The first item up for bid was a tennis ball machine, 
demonstrated by the newest edition to Barker's Beauties, 
Nikki Ziering. Unfortunately, Beam overbid by $30 and 
remained at her orange booth on Contestants' Row. 

The second item up for bid was a folding screen decor- 
ated with painted pastel flowers. Beam, an art major, bid 
higher than the rest of the contestants. Those years of sining 
in Duke Hall lectures paid off, because it won her the right 
to take the stage. She husded up the platform steps and was 
greeted by Barker. 

Following small talk. Barker informed her that she would 
be playing Spelling Bee. He explained the objeCT of the game 
was to spell out the word "CAR" with numbered cards shaped 
like honeycombs with the letters "C, " "A" and "R " on the 
backs. She received two free cards worth $500 each and was 
given the opportunity to win three more cards of equal value. 
To do so, she had to estimate the price values of three prizes. 
With the help of preplanned hand signals from her friends, 
Beam was able to successftilly guess two out of three prices. 
She now had a Bloomin' Onion machine and a vanity mirror. 
When it came time to reveal the letters imderneath the cards, 
Barker presented her with the option of walking away with 
$2000 cash or taking the chance to win a brand new Mercury 
Tracer. Beam went for the car and won. Overjoyed, she 
planted a wet kiss on Barker's cheek and was ushered off 
the stage to fill out paperwork. 

During the commercial break, Barker answered questions 
from audience members. "Tell us about the fight scene in 
'Happy Gilmore,' Bob," inquired one man. "Hey Bob, read 
my shirt," shouted another. He stood up to show off his 
shirt: 'Pick me Bob, I'm neutered.' 

Beam waited patiently in the front row with the other 
two winners until it was time to spin the wheel for the 

Showcase Showdown. She had hoped for this moment ever 
since she was a little girl. Surprised by how heavy the wheel 
was, she prayed that it would make it all the way around. 

Miraculously, the pointer landed directly on $ 1 . Beam 
had $1 ,000 tacked onto her prize winnings. It was on to 
the final Showcase Showdown, where her opponent also 
happened to be a college student. Since Beam was the top 
winner that day, she was granted the first bid between the 
two showcases. 

Barker glanced over at the two nervous contestants and 
told them that they should have their bids ready because 
they were running short on time. 

The theme of the first showcase was Light Beams. One 
of Barker's Beauties sauntered over to Beam's purple booth 
and presented her with a set of stylish sunglasses. Additional 
items included a 27 " TV/VCR, a full set of "Star Trek" 
videos, and a Dodge Intrepid. She chose not to pass the 
showcase and placed a bid of $18,250. After her bid, the 
process was repeated for her opponent and then the pro- 
ducers cut to a commercial break. 

The two contestants chatted and joked about sneaking 
a peak at the slips of paper that Barker had placed above 
their bids. 

Minutes later Beam's knees weakened when the actual 
retail prices revealed that she won the showdown. Within 
seconds, her friends were on the stage huddled around the 
overwhelmed winner. The camera cut to Barker. "This is 
Bob Barker reminding you to help control the pet population. 
Have your pets spayed or neutered." Overwhelmed by the 
victory, the girls missed the host's signature parting speech. 
After the taping, a small group of audience members 
lined the exit to CBS Studios, waiting to meet that day's 
top winner. Surprised, Beam humored them by shaking 
hands and posing for pictures. Arriving 1 2 hours earlier 
as normal college students. Beam and friends departed 
having experienced what some could only dream. ■ 

50 Features 

Anticipating a day filled with excitement 
and a chance to see Bob Barker in aaion, 
juniors Carrie Albright and AllisonToth, 
senior Kelly Graves, and juniors Ashleigh 
Beam and Randal Morris take a break before 
entering the high-spirited studio of "The 
Price is Right." Morris' dad created the 
girls'T-shirts. ■ Photo c/o AllisonToth 

Tri-Delta members junior Carrie Albright, 
senior Kelly Graves, and juniors Allison 
Toth and Randal Morris surround their 
prize-winning sister,junior Ashleigh Beam. 
The girls provided Beam with helpful hand 
motions from their seats in the audience. 
Following her incredible day. Beam had a 
number of decisions to make regarding 
her prizes. After discussing several options 
with her parents. Beam elerted to sell both 
of the cars and deposit the money into a 
bank account."My car is still in great con- 
dition," she explained. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

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52 Features 

Leading as many as six classes a 
week, UREC aerobic instructors 
prove to be more than energetic 

While other students slumbered peacefully on a muggy 
weekday morning, snug in their beds, Brooke Cashman 
was up and running. An aerobic instructor at the Universit)' 
Recreation Center, Cashman pulled on black spandex 
pants and a matching sports bra, hopped in her car and 
made her way to campus to teach an early morning class ot 
Cardio Connection. 

Although it was still early for most students, the junior 
English and modern foreign languages double major enthu- 
siastically greeted the few that did make it for the class. 
"We're going to start on the floor, then on steps, then on 
the slides," said Cashman. "Then you can go home and feel 
good about yourself" 

Her enthusiasm was surprising, as the weather could 
have made just about anyone sluggish. "It's really hard to 
come to UREC if I am in a bad mood," she said. "But as 
soon as I start interacting with people and get the music 
going, it becomes easier. I get a lot of energy from the 
people in my classes. They help me as much as 1 help them." 

As trucks whizzed by on Interstate 81 outside the 
windows of the studio, Cashman donned a headset and 
began leading exercises to the tune of the dance song, "Diva. " 

"Grapevine, grapevine, squats left, right and clap," 
yelled Cashman, her voice barely audible above the music. 
Despite the music volume, the class flowed along with her 
instruction, their faces red and moist with perspiration. 

After several minutes of exercise, she offered them a 
short break before beginning the dreaded step exercises. 
"Get a drink if you need it," said Cashman. "How do you 
guys feel?" Answering with nods and groans, the students 
retreated for water while Cashman herself started the step 
exercises, not even seeming to have broken a sweat. 

Cashman gained an interest in aerobics her freshman 
year when she took a few classes at UREC, which led her 


to take an instructor training course. She began teaching 
warm-ups in aerobics classes, then graduated to teaching 
her own classes sophomore year. "I really enjoyed taking 
aerobics classes here," she said. "I thought teaching would 
be something I'd be good at, and get me in here and help 
me to stay healthy." 

Cashman and the other student aerobic instructors at 
UREC seemed to be Rill of boundless energy. "All of the 
people on our staff are crazy, Type-A personalities, so they're 
doing tons of other things, too," Cashman said. 

On average, Cashman taught five to six classes per 
week, ranging from Boxing Fitness to Cardio Connection 
to Kickboxing. "I'm usually in here about nine hours per 
week," she said. "Instructors have mandatory lifting three 
umes a week and I try to get in here and participate in 
other people's classes so I'm not stuck in my own rut." 

Cashman also ran on her own to add variety to her 
workout regimen. "Nonstop aerobics (continued on p. 54) » 

Encouraging her students, 
alumna Kirsten Ryan ('94, 
'96/M.Ecl.) coordinator of 
aerobics and wellness, leads 
her class through a high- 
impact, hour-long workout 
called Boxing Fitness.The 
class began with a45- 
minute floor routine, then 
turned to the punching 
bags for more practice in 
striking. ■ Photo by 
Melissa Bates 

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Junior Erin Kelly instruas her Aqua Exercise Students participating in the Boxing Fitness 

class from the pool deck. The class com- class at UREC listen to junior Brooke 

bined water equipment and underwater Cashman's instructions. The class got a 

exercises to give participants an alternative full aerobic workout using the heavy bags, 

aerobic class. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Aerobic Instructors | 5 3 

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In the Multi-Purpose Studio on the secona 
floor of UREC junior Brooke Cashman leads 
students through an intense step class 
Aerobics classes were offered throughout 
the day beginning as early as 7;30 a.m.and 
ending as late as 1 p.m.The late afternoon 
classes were usually the most popular. ■ 
Photo by Laura Greco 

Encouraging students to heighten their 
energy.juniorJill Zagora immerses herself 
within her Funk class. Offered two times a 
week. Funk class was available for those 
students who enjoyed dancing and were 
willing to "groove and move." ■ Photo by 
Kirstin Reid 

Showing strength, eixlurance and flexibility, 
coordinator of aerobics Kirsten Ryan 
warms up her class with a routine full of 
high kicks and jumping jacks. Ryan and 
other instruaors motivated the class by 
encouraging them to make their best 
effort. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

5 4 Features 

gonna make you 


jiany of the student aerobic instruaors 
'ere involved in Peers Reaching Others 
rough Motion (PROMotion). Initiated in 
'92, the program promoted fitness and 
^If-esteem to students on campus and at 
ical schools through aerobic-style dance 
mtines and educational programming. 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 

{continued from p. 52) •• isn't good for your body, " she said. 

In addition to teaching and weightiifting, Cashman 
and the other instruaors took a two-hour class every Monday 
on theoretical and practical aerobics instruction. Instructors 
also had other responsibilities around UREC, including 
designing UREC bulletin boards and serving as Student 
Advocate tor Body Acceptance (SABA) representatives. 

Tm in charge of the mentor program between new 
and veteran instructors," said Cashman. "We try to organize 
activities to build cohesion among the staff." Experienced 
instructors took "newbies" out to lunch, participated in his 
or her class, offered helpful advice and sent them encouraging 
e-mails. "It's a lot of morale boosting and bonding stuff," 
she said. 

Cashman, along with most of the instructors, was also 
involved with PROMotion, Peers Reaching Others through 
Motion, a two-credit health sciences class that promoted 
fitness and self-esteem through activities on campus and at 
area schools. 

PROMotion began as a performance group in 1992 
with the goal of promoting the aerobics program while 
entertaining students. However, it developed into a wellness 
education program once the group recognized their potential 
as educators. "Exercise and physical movement empowers 
people and heightens their overall level of fitness," said 
Cashman confidendy. "We try to do educational programming 
to teach peers and students how to take care of their minds 
and their bodies." 

Back in the aerobics studio, Cashman finished a suc- 
cessfiil combination class of floor, step, slide, mat and finally 
cool-down exercises. The students put their equipment 
away and were preparing to leave. "Thanks for dragging 
yourselves out on a rainy Wednesday. Have a good day," 
Cashman said. 

"I hope they enjoy the class and didn't just come be- 
cause they thought they had to but because they genuinely 
enjoyed it," said Cashman optimistically, packing up her 
gear. "Exercise leads to a healthy lifestyle versus just burning 
off the beer they drank last weekend." 

She believed exercise served a higher purpose, beyond 
just helping a person keep in shape physically. "I think that 
having some sort of exercise is essential in everyone's life. 
It makes your lifestyle better overall. Generally, exercise 
makes you a happier person. It's important for people to 
find an exercise that can fit into their lifestyle beyond 
their college years." ■ 

Focusing on her target, senior Trisha Twedt 
carefully sets up her punches before making 
her move. Aerobic instructors were required 
to take a two-hour class once a week in 
addition to teaching their classes and 
weightiifting. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

"Ifs really hard to come to urec 

if I am in a bad mood. 

But as soon as I start 

interacting with people 

and get the music going, 

it becomes easier. 

I get a lot of energy 

from the people in my classes. 

They help me 

as much as I help them." 

» junior Brooke Cashman 

Aerobic Instructors 1 5 5 




The halls of the Music Building are 
filled with the sounds of music in 
September as students prepare 
for a cappella auditions 

"Anyone interested in auditioning tor the Overtones, 
please take one of these forms," called out a male voice. The 
first floor lobby of the Music Building was bustling with 
activity and chatter. Signs advertising The Madison Project, 
Overtones, Note-oriety and Exit 245 plastered the walls in 
an attempt to provide direction to the excited mob. The 
a cappella auditions were reaching their highest pitch. 

Wearing a brown beret and nervously clutching his 
pen, freshman Matt Barclay rested against a wall to fill 
out applications, the first stage of the auditioning process. 
Barclay followed the stream of students out ot the Music 
Building and onto the Quad where the crowd gathered to 
await further instruction. 

"You can audition for as many groups as you want," 
said one veteran singer to the group sitting on the grass. 
"It's laid-back. Each group has its own style." Barclay 
listened intently to the brief but informative speech and 
borrowed the back of a friend to finish his forms. 

"After callbacks," continued another, "you must give 
us a slip of paper with your top three choices. If yoiu" group 
of choice picks you, you're in." The students were released. 
They went back into the building where each group was 
stationed in a different room. 

Barclay scaled the stairs to the third floor with little 
trepidation. "I think of every audition as a performance. 
I love performing, so I don't get nervous during perfor- 
mances, " he said. One hall was crowded with guys sitting, 
talking and hovering around two sign-up lists. The potential 

candidates were required to sign up tor times separated into 
five-minute intervals. 

Barclay was slated to sing for The Madison Project at 
8:45 and then Exit 245 exactly one hour later. "I've been 
in a cappella groups but never pop a cappella, that's 
what's so cool about it, " he said. Referring to his captive 
audience, he said smiling, "Here, at these auditions, 
they're forced to listen to me!" Despite the excited hum 
around him, Barclay seemed calm and confident. 

A few rooms away, the voices were much higher. "Reading 
music definitely helps," said one girl as she fumbled with 
a notebook. The girls were required to sing scales and a 
popular song of their choice. 

"I bet I'll end up doing something corny that everyone 
else ends up doing, " speculated another girl sitting nearby. 
A door opened and a voice belted, "Jennifer!" Every audition 
was closed to outsiders, so the members of Note-oriety were 
the only ones listening. 

Jennifer Wilbourn, a freshman international business 
major, never had any formal voice training, but she was a 
member of several vocal groups in high school and she 
sang the national anthem at the Washington State Junior 
Olympics. "I love the rush you get after performing in 
front of thousands of people," she said. 

Note-oriety, the university's first all-female a cappella 
group, was her first choice. "I heard about them the night 
before, I figured, what the heck, it will be fun." Wilbourn 
sang "Crazy" by Patsy Cline for the (continued on p. 58) » 

Filling out application forms 

was just the first step in 
the two-day auditioning 
process. Hundreds of 
students tried out for the 
few openings in four 
a cappella groups: the all- 
male Exit 245 and The 
Madison Project, the coed 
Overtones and the all- 
female Note-oriety. ■ 
Photo by Laura Creecy 




Waiting for their turn to 
audition, these students try 
to remain calm. Students 
were invited and encour- 
aged to audition for as 
many of the groups as 
they wished. Auditions 
were divided into five- 
minute intervals. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 

56 I Features 


Outside the Music Building, freshman Chucl< 
Stollery begins filling out his application 
for the a cappella auditions. Fortunately, 
Stollery was one of two students selected 
to join The Madison Project, the first a 
cappella group on campus. He later 
earned a solo in the Project's version of 
the current hit "All-Star" by Smashmouth. 
■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

Students anxiously await the start of the 
a cappella auditions. All those who tried out 
gathered at the end of the Quad in front of 
the Music Building to hear the instructions 
and guidelines. The individual auditions 
look place within the Music Building, but 
because of the large number of students, 
the introduction was moved outside. ■ 
Photo by Laura Creecy 

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signing up to 

Freshman Jennifer Wilbourn sings confi- 
dently for Note-oriety in hopes of becoming 
a member. The women were required to 
sing scales and perform a popular song 
of their choice. Wilbourn chose to sing 
Patsy Cline's "Crazy." Even though she was 
excited at the thought of getting in the 
group, she auditioned with a laid-back 
attitude. "I heard about them the night 
before, 1 figured, what the heck, it will be 
fun," she said. "It won't be the end of the 
world if I don't make it ... I will still have 
ROTC to keep me occupied." ■ Photo by 
Todd Grogan 


{continued from p. 56) » panel of students and headed home 
for the evening. "It won't be the end of the world if I don't 
make it. These auditions are very competitive. I will still 
have ROTC to keep me occupied, " said Wilbourn. 

By midnight Barclay, Wilbourn and the other hundreds 
of performers had called it a night. The members of Note- 
oriety scheduled their callbacks for the next evening. 

Over 100 girls auditioned for the group. "In the past 
we have called back between 10 and 25 girls. It all depends 
on performance. This year we called back 22," said Kelly 
Myer, president of Note-oriety. They planned on accepting 
between two and four new members. 

Note-oriety was comprised mosdy of non-music majors 
and there was no preference for year. "We take people's 
personalities into consideration. We try to picture them on 
stage with us, but we're all easy to get along with. So it's 
mostly a great voice and a great ear," explained Myer. 

After making their callbacks, Wilbourn was not one of 
the four new members of Note-oriety. Meanwhile, Barclay 
was thrilled about making Exit 245. The auditions had 
gone quite well for him. "I went higher than I'd ever gone 
before, " he said regarding his vocal range. As they were his 
first choice, Exit 245 and Barclay made perfect harmony. 
"Everyone is so nice ... such a friendly vibe," he said. 

Less than a week following auditions, Myer was playing 
piano in a large lecture room in the Music Building. She 
experimented with the melody to Damn Yankees' "Can You 

Finishing up his application, tenor Matt 
Barclay, a freshman, waits for his audition 
times for The Madison Project and Exit 245. 
Barclay had been involved in a cappella 
groups before and wanted to continue his 
experience. The next day after callbacks, 
Barclay was ecstatic to learn that he was 
chosen to be in Exit 245. Work soon 
began and in a concert a month later, he 
performed U2'5 "With or Without You" for 
the audience. ■ Photo by Laura Creecy 


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exil 245 p. 363 

the madison project p. 378 

note-oriety p. 382 

the overtones p. 386 

After hours of auditioning, Note-oriety 

members sort through the 1 00-plus 

voices they just heard. The group made 

22 call backs and selected just four new 

members. ■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

Take Me High Enough" as she waited for the rest of the 
group. Note-oriety prepared the song as a duet to be sung 
with The Madison Project. All tour new members of the 
group arrived early for the evening practice. Note-oriety 
practiced three times a week for about two hours and recorded 
their first CD in December for release in the spring. 

"I look forward to singing again, " said sophomore Erin 
Coffey, a recent addition to Note-oriety. "I haven't sang 
since high school." She did not expect to be one of the 
fortunate few to make the group. The girls joked around 
with her. At first they pretended Coffey had not been chosen. 
"They were mean to me," she laughed, "they said 'We're 
sorry things didn't work out!" 

All the new members agreed the Note-oriety girls were 
actually very friendly during the auditions. "It wasn't as 
bad as I thought it would be because they're so nice," said 
freshman math major Erin Williams, who was looking 
forward to "making friends while making music." 

New members prepared for their first performance and 
auditions became a distant memory. As it recessed in their 
minds, the stress that accompanied those tense moments 
was soon forgotten. During that night and the ensuing 
callbacks, the enormous field was narrowed to a select 
few. The difficult selection process for each of the musical 
groups ended in elation for some, sadness for others. While 
the happy few sang their own praises, the others waited for 
their opportunity to bask in the warmth of the spotlight. ■ 




Happy to have her audition behind her, 
sophomore Erin Coffey mal<es her way 
down the hall to go home as others con- 
tinue to wait for their audition appointment 
Coffey and three other women later 
received call backs and were chosen as 
new members of Note-oriety. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 

A Cappella Auditions 



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What do you look for in a part-time job? Flexible 
hours? A laid-back atmosphere? The opportunity to meet 
new people? How about friendly colleagues and a convenient 
location? If one or any of these options appealed to you, 
you should have considered working on-campus. 

The Student Employment Office (SEO) offered both 
undergraduate and graduate students a choice between two 
work programs: federal work-study and institutional employ- 
ment. The federal work-study program was awarded by 
the Office of Financial Aid. Students qualified for this 
program by establishing some sort of financial need. The 
university funded the Institutional Employment Program 
through which any student could work on campus. 

According to SEO recruiter Chris Gill, nearly 4,000 
smdents had jobs on-campus in over 50 departments. Three- 
himdred of these students qualified for work-smdy. Typically, 
students worked an average of 10-12 hours a week and re- 
ceived minimum wage for their efforts. 

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Warren Hall 
Information Desk 

Carrier Library 
Periodicals Desk 

JMU Bookstore 

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operate cash register; stock 
shelves; wrap flowers; inflate 

swipe JAC cards; greet guests; 
answer phones and inquiries; 
register students for programs 
and classes 

answer student, parent and 
visitor questions; approve 
flyers; offer advice; help 
prepare for freshman 

help students locate resources; 
re-shelve books; answer 

straighten sales floor; operate 
cash register; carry out text 
buy back and refunds 

ponsibilities I 

at a glance 

"I can't think of 

any other job 
where you can 
play computer games 
and watch foreign films 
all day !^ 
» junior Manuela Rayner 

Junior Manuela Rayner was one of eight 
students employed at the Language Learning 
Center in Keezell Hall. "I feel really lucky to 
have found this job," said Rayner. "I can't think 
of any other job where you can play computer 
games and watch foreign films all day.' 

Rayner applied for a job through the work- 
study program her freshman year. "I was re- 
ferred to Carrier Library at first, but all of the 
positions were fiill, so they directed me here," ( 
she explained. 

training ,^^ perks 

on the job 

series of 
lectures and 


required to attend 

workshops and 

study manual 

Photo by Samm Lentz 

on the job; 
peer training 

on the job 

first dibs on video rentals; 
first to see the latest issue of 
Cosmopolitan; snack on 
gummy candy; laugh at 
intoxicated customers on 
Friday nights 

watching turnstile mishaps; 
able to exercise immediately 
after work; meet new people 

looks great on your resume; 
interact with different people 
on a daily basis 

quiet atmosphere to study 
while on the job; easy 
access to magazines and 
books if boredom strikes 

25 percent discount off text- 
books and 35 percent every- 
thing else (except computers 
and software); flexible hours 


late hours on weekends; 
asking classmates to 
whip out I.D. to 
purchase cigarettes 

requires performing 
multiple tasks at 
one time 

working on the week- 
ends tends to be slow 
and boring 

constant flow of ques- 
tions makes studying 
difficult at times 

dealing with complaints 
throughout book rush 

busiest time 
of the year 

Valentine's Day 

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* Photo by Kirstin Reid 

week after winter break and 
week before Spring Break 

first week of fall semester 


exam weeks 

fall and spring textbook 

rush; Parents Weekend; 


'and then this 
one time ..." 

... the week after the freshmen moved 
in, a lot of guys came in to buy condoms. 

Most popular purchase: cigarettes 

... a lot of first time visitors enter the 
wrong locker room. 

... someone asked me "Where is the 
best place to take a shower?" and 
"Does Britney Spears really go here?" 

Most common question; When will the 
class registration books be ready? 

Most common question: What and 
where are the stacks? 

... we dressed up the mannequins in 
the ugly JMU vests and put scrunchies 
up and down their arms, but we got in 

a information compiled from student interviews 

Her primary responsibilities included 
.suing audiocassetxes, giving foreign language 
lacement exams, dubbing videotapes for pro- 
-'ssors and assisting students with the software 
vailable on the lab's computers. 

"I'm a Spanish minor, so access to the lab's 
^sources has been very beneficial." 

Rayner had the opportunity to make her 
wn schedule, which allowed her to hold an 
dditional job on campus. "I am also the equip- 
lent manager for the cross country and track 

teams. I basically collect dirty uniforms and 
send them off to the cleaners. After they're clean, 
I pack them inside their meet bags." 

During the year she was often spotted at 
the center even when she was not scheduled to 
work. "We're like a family here. I come to 
the lab in between classes just to chill out." 

At certain times of the day, working solo 
got lonely. However, there was always e-mail 
and foreign films to keep her company. ■ 

by Jennifer R. Smith 

An employee at ttie Lan- 
guage Learning Center, 
junior Manuela Rayner 
lool<s for a film among 
ttie center's collection 
of over 350 foreign films. 
Located in Keezell Hall, 
ttie center was composed 
of a computer classroom 
and ttie language lab, 
viftiere Rayner worked, 
whicti offered audio/ 
visual resources for lab 
and class use. ■ Photo 
by Carlton Wolfe 

Campus Jobs 6 1 











Sharing not only a house but also a common 
faith, sophomores Crandell and Larkin, and 
juniors Beckley, Earman, Ferrara, Hancock, 
Miller, Simms, Stoltzfus, Whetham and senior 
Whisman are involved in InterVarsity and 
Young Life, both Christian fellowship groups. 
The 625 House's tradition of a shared faith 
started in 1 997. ■ Photo by Kirsten Nordt 


sounds were absorbed into the steady hum of background 
noise. Sounds came from the conversation between several 
students sitting in the living room. The foosball table pro- 
vided outbursts following goals or great saves by the little 
rod-impaled players. The only two places noise did not 
emanate from were the television, which was not hooked 
up, and the two silent warriors dueling on a chessboard. 
The cracking became a louder splintering and then a sudden 
crash as sophomore Chip Larkin demolished the chair in 
which he had been sitting. Uncontrollable laughter followed 
the initial shock, and the pieces of the broken chair were 
later hung on the wall to create a coat rack. 

Eleven students lived in The 625 House on S. Main 
Street. The roommates, sophomores Larkin and Lee Crandell, 
and juniors Ryan Simms, Joshua Earman, Louis Miller, Josh 
Stoltzfus, Geoft Whetham, Todd Hancock, Drew Beckley, 
Pete Ferrara and senior Adam \SChisman shared the house but 
also shared their Christian feith. Eight residents were members 
of InterVarsity and two others were involved in Young Life, 
both Christian fellowship groups. 

Located among so many named houses, The 625 House 
received its name three years before. The house was enormous, 
defined by the wrap-around porch and two giant white 
pillars facing South Main Street. Since the name's inception, 
the house held an annual Halloween party. Last year's party, 
which was alcohol-free — as all parties at The 625 House 
were — hosted Miller's band Wellspring. So many people 
attended that the floor-support beams in the basement 
collapsed. The first floor was cleared and the beams were 
repaired before the party resumed. 

The basement frightened visitors, complete with an 
old stage, an organ, poor lighting and piles of rubble. Such 
a scary theater was perfect for a November showing of 
"The Blair Witch Project." 

Although the basement was scary, the house had an open- 
door policy. The residents were often found hanging out 
on the front porch. The columns on either side of the front 
steps supported the overhang that covered the porch. 

The shared beliefe of the residents appeased the problems 
that arose from the crowded house. "We rely on our common 
faith in Christ. With that, there is nothing we can't get 
through," said Crandell. ■ 

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A common faith in Christ unites the 1 1 members 
of The 625 House. The roommates all had 
separate rooms in the large brick house except 
for junior Josh Earman and sophomore Lee 
Crandell who shared a bedroom and small 
living area which featured comfortable thrift- 
store chairs. Meanwhile, junior Todd Hancock 
lived in the attic. ■ Photo by KJrsten Nordt 

Located at 625 S. Main St., the old brick 
house is a prime party location for the 
residents' friends and acquaintances. At 
their annual Halloween party, so many 
people attended that the floor-support 
beams in the basement collapsed. ■ 
Photo by Kirsten Nordt 

The heat is on during a foosball match be- 
tween juniors Geoff Whetham and Pete 
Ferrara as senior Adam Whisman looks on. 
The 625 House constantly played host to 
foosball games amongst other friendly 
games and competitions. ■ Photo by 
Kirsten Nordt 

Houses: The 625 House 


a^yi^ ' patrickborkowski 

, building 

betteri ^ 

Reviewing the conditioning program of 

freshman Hudson Walker, senior Patrick 

Borkowski re-assesses the amount of 

weight the hurdler should use for each 

exercise. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 



Looking at his stopwatch, senior Patrick 
Borkowski oversees the track and field 
team's ab routine. Abs were an extremely 
important asset to runners in order to 
maintain a consistent, upright form. 
■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Strength and conditioning coach 
Patrick Borkowski devotes his time 
to making good athletes great 

The athletic department didn't sell many tickets to watcl 
the football players' bench press in the Bridgeforth Stadium 
weight room. At 7:00 a.m. during the week, most student: 
weren't lined up outside Godwin 218 to see the wrestlin: 
team do power squats. And very few people remembered !' 
the last time they read a newspaper article about what thJ| 
field hockey team had for breakfast. What interested Dukq 
fans was who won games and who made the big plays, noti 
how the teams and players prepared to win. So if student 
weren't worried about what the athletes did off the field, 
who was? 

Six individuals of the Strength and Conditioning Pro 
gram shared the responsibility of improving the performanc 
of all 27 NCAA Division I sanctioned teams. According t(| 
the Strength and Conditioning Program handbook, it was 
the strength and conditioning coaches mission to "teach tht 
values of hard, intelligent, consistent work" for the purpos 
of increasing the athlete's capability to perform. The program 
motto was simple and achievable: "We help good athlete 
become great. " 

Greg Werner, director of strength and conditioning; 
supervised the entire program and the five other coaches! 
Jim Durning, Noel Durfey, Patrick Borkowski, John Co: 
and Delane Fitzgerald. Together, they upheld Werner's 
philosophy of assisting any athlete that wanted help whi 
implementing the components of athleticism: strength, po' 
flexibility, speed, agility, footwork, endurance, metabol 
condition, body composition, mental focus and motivation 

The coaches were required to understand the mentalit 
of each sport and adapt to the psychological frame of min 
of the different sports. Although no sport received more 
attention than another, certain sports, {continued on p. 66} 


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64 Features 

Strength and conditioning coach Patrici< 
Borkowski, a senior, spots freshman Ali 
Khajah on a front squat which strengthens 
the quadricep muscles. Khajah was a 
member of the track and field team. ■ 
Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Senior Seun Augustus executes step-up 
jumps as part of a plyometric program. 
Senior Patrick Borkowski, a strength and 
conditioning coach, looked on, instructing 
the sprinter to jump higher. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

Patrick Borkowski 6 5 

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Senior Shontya Bready, a member of the 
track and field team, goes over her training 
program with Patricl< Borkowski. Because 
of an ankle injury Bready suffered the year 
before, Borkowski had to develop a special 
exercise program for her ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 


Concentrating on his form, freshman Eric 
Braxton works on calf raises as Patrick 
Borkowski checks his balance for safety 
and effectiveness. Borkowski earned the 
nickname "Lieutenant" because of his 
intense regimentation in the weight room. 
■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 




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Senior John Cox, a strength and condition- 
ing coach, assesses track and field freshman 
Ali Khajah's technique during a deadlift 
shrug performed from the floor Cox 
interned with the University of Richmond's 
strength and conditioning program where 
he aided in the design of the university's 
strength program for athletic teams. ■ 
Photo by Carlton Wolfe 





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vlen's track and field headcoach Bill Walton 
d'scusses the progress of the programs and 
ithietes with Patrick Borkowski. Borkowski 
iept Walton updated on a regular basis 
md cooperated with him in designing the 
jrograms. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

(continued from p. 64) 
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need for strength and 

conditioning. Werner 

recommended that the 

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^^^^^jUjU^^^^^^Kt^Ml physiology and bio- 
^^^^^■|^^^^^~~^J|^^J mechanics, as well as 

having hands-on exper- 
ience with athletes. 
Senior Patrick 
Borkowski, a kinesi- 
ology major with a 
oncentrarion in exercise science, became involved in strength 
ind conditioning early in his college career Borkowski 
vorked for a physical therapy clinic in Woodbridge, Va., as a 
ihysical therapist technician. He assisted the physical thera- 
list in nontechnical patient care. He received his personal 
rainer certification in August 1997 through the American 
Zouncil of Exercise. After becoming a fitness assistant at 
'REC in May 1998, Borkowski completed a practicum for 
lis kinesiology major He believed that the practicum was a 
;ood way to learn "basic knowledge about technique work 
lifts) and fundamental exercise knowledge." In January 
999, Borkowski was promoted to cenified fitness assistant 
vhere he assessed the components of fitness in UREC 
i Participants. He also began writing exercise programs to 
lelp the participants meet their short- and long-term goals. 
Continuing his involvement in strength and conditioning 
forkowski interned as the strength and conditioning coach 
i or the University of Miami football program in the sum- 
(M net of 1999. During the three-month, unpaid internship, 
^ iorkowski motivated the players and supervised their 
/orkouts. He credited much of the knowledge he applied 
hat summer to the classes he took at JMU, specifically 

3H 'iomechanics, human anatomy, exercise physiology and 
•H lUtrition. As a highly respected coach, Borkowski had no 
'^^ 'roblems instructing the Miami players. "The players call 
IP ou 'coach' and listen to everything you say, especially if 
ou let them know why they're doing what you tell them." 
Working 55-60 hours a week at Miami, Borkowski spent a 

great deal of time with the football players. Monday, Wednes- 
day and Friday were strength days which started at 7:00 a.m. 
Every two hours a group of 20 players would report to 
Borkowski's station. He met with five groups throughout 
the day. His responsibilities included keeping the players 
motivated, warming them up, stretching them and making 
sure they were putting forth their best effon. On Tuesdays, 
speed and ^ility days, the players worked on sprints, starts, 
quick biu-sts, proper running techniques for optimal speeds, 
and cutting and turning drills. On Thursdays, flexibility 
training days, the players worked the abdominal region and 
the lower back. Additionally, Borkowski and the other coaches 
were assigned four players for the summer and were responsible 
for the performance of those players during each day's workout. 

Although Borkowski enjoyed working with the Miami 
football team, he preferred having a variety of teams and 
players. Among the teams with which Borkowski worked were 
cross-country, track, wrestling, women's swimming, cheer- 
leading, basketball and lacrosse. According to both Werner 
and Borkowski, athletes were extremely disciplined and were 
not penalized for their lack of performance, but only for not 
being prepared. "Sometimes our expectations are too high, 
so we make alterations as need be and give them a set goal, " 
said Werner. 

Borkowski appreciated the athletes' efforts and said, "I 
like working with the wresding team because they're very 
dedicated and will do exactly what you tell them." 

Borkowski, who wrote the wrestling team's programs 
and circuits, said much of his knowledge was acquired 
through application of classes, experience and books he read 
outside of the school's curriculum. Attending conferences 
such as the Idea Conference in Baltimore, which holds 
biomechanical and sports nutritional seminars, contributed 
to his better understanding of strength and conditioning. 
Borkowski hoped to continue his work for college athletes, 
and eventually become a Certified Strength and Conditioning 
Specialist and direct a strength and conditioning program. 

So for every touchdown, three-pointer or home-run, 
there was a strength and conditioning coach smiling, knowing 
that there was a part of him that shared in that success. And 
for every fumble, turnover or strikeout, there was also a 
strength and conditioning coach who knew the next day's 
workout might start a little bit earlier. And that he might 
be little bit tougher. And that the gym lights might burn 
a little bit longer. ■ 

"The players 

call you 'coach' 

and listen 
to everything you say, 
especially if 

you let them know 

Zl/rJy they're doing 
what you tell them." 

» senior Patrick 

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While the majority of spectators searched 

through their commencement programs 

to locate names of graduating seniors, 

others found a more beneficial use. The 

two-hour main ceremony kept the record 

crowd of approximately 20,000 under a 

darkcloudsand the sweltering sun. ■ 

Photo by Allison Serkes 

Virginia Lt. Gov. John H. Hoger speaks 

words of widsom to the graduating 

class and a record crowd in May 

"You see, in marathons — as in life — you win because you've dreamed, 
you win because you've dared, you win because you've tried with all 
that is in you," Virginia Lt. Gov. John H. Hager told the graduating 
class of 1999. 

With mixed emotions ranging from sadness to elation, spring 
commencement marked the end of one of life's marathons and a beginning 
of another. Seniors crossed the finish line in college and began a new 
race that involved a variety of choices including careers, traveling or 
graduate school. "Jean-Paul Sartre once said that the best measure of 
our success is the ratio between what we might have been, and what 
we have become," said Hager. "By virtue of your being here today, you 
all have proven that you are capable of great feats. Commencement 
means beginning. Don't let it also be the end." 

The graduates sat on the Bridgeforth Stadium field, some with their 
caps decorated with writing or pictures, and listened to Hager liken life to 
a marathon, noting that success in each requires dedication, hardiness, 
intelligence, integrity and hard work. Due to complications fi-om polio, 
Hager had been wheelchair-bound for 25 years. Despite his disability, 
he was a successful businessman and had won several marathon races. 
He encouraged the new graduates to live their lives to the fullest. "It 
was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, 'Make the most of yourself for 
that is all there is of you.'" 

Hager told the graduates to look forward to all of the possibilities 
that the future would bring. "The new century will be filled with new 
challenges, and you are the ones who can turn those challenges into oppor- 
niniries, hope and promise for all our people, children and families." 

Yet the occasion was memorable for more than bestowing diplomas 
and sending graduates into the world. During the ceremony a record 
2,300 graduates marched in a procession over 30 minutes long. The 
audience of more than 20,000 parents, friends and guests was also the 
largest in school history. 

Following the main ceremony in the stadium, students from the 
university's five undergraduate colleges parted and made their way to 
smaller ceremonies where individual degrees were awarded. 

The rest of the afternoon was spent celebrating at restaurants, parties, 
barbecues or other gatherings. Some of the new alumni looked back 
on their college years, reminiscing their favorite memories, refusing to 
leave the university. Others contemplated the open door in front of 
them, ready and willing to enter the world and leave college behind 
them. But a few were trapped in the moment, recalling possibly Hager's 
most important lesson of the day: "I certainly haven't finished first in 
every marathon I've entered — but in finishing, I've won in all of them." ■ 

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Having received their diplomas, Darren 
Maynard, Anthony Crispino and Michael 
Clark gather together one last time before 
departing for separate celebrations with 
family and friends. ■ Photo c/o Jeff Maynard 

After the main ceremony, SMAD majors 
patiently wait for their turn to receive their 
diplomas. Spring commencement con- 
sisted of two parts, the first being the main 
ceremony in Bridgeforth Stadium. Com- 
mencement then continued at five smaller 
satellite locations where diplomas were 
distributed. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

An eager senior gains a new perspective, 
making it easier to spot friends and family 
in the crowd. More than 2,300 graduates 
gathered in Bridgeforth Stadium to listen to 
commencement speakers before departing 
for their separate college ceremony. ■ 
Photo by Jennifer R. Smith 

Graduation [ 69 


Contemplating which booth to visit next, 
freshmen Denise Hicks and Megan Bnjch 
consult their gameboards at the Student 
Learning Fair. Each student was given a 
bingo-style gameboard that had spaces 
to fill in for each academic department or 
educational program represented at the 
fair. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

FROGs senior Holly Carter, sophomore Mike 
Citro and junior Julie Dennis goof off at the 
Student Learning FairThe FReshmen Orien- 
tation Guides were one of many changes 
in freshman orientation. The orientation 
program differed from those of the past 
in that it was held during the four days 
before classes started rather than over two 
days in the summer. ■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

Junior Margaret Coleman, a FReshmen 
Orientation Guide, hands a freshman a 
goody bag as she enters the Student Learn- 
ing Fair at UREC. Coleman created the 
FROG acronym which labeled the approx 
mately 100 purple-shirted upperclassmen 
who volunteered their time to assist with 
freshmen orientatkxi. ■ Photo by Kiistin Reid 

7 O Features 



ifs not 


FReshmen Orientation Guides 
help ease the freshmen's transition 
from a small pond to 
a big ocean 

A student checks out the 
Caving Club's table at Stu- 
dent Organization Night 
held on The Commons 
and Warren Hall patio. ■ 
Junior Karen Boxley and 
senior Jason Snow, both 
Orientation Program Assis- 
tants, conduct a raffle 
during Late Night at the 
Convo Part II on Aug. 28. 
The event included a con- 
cert featuring the alumni 
groups Ascension and 
everything." Freshmen 
gather around the First Year 
Involvement program infor- 
mation booth at the Student 
Learning Fair in UREC. ■ 
Photos by Carlton Wolfe, 
Wolfe and Allison Serkes 

The Class of 2003 hopped into campus 
Ufe with a little help from amphibian friends. 
Freshmen orientation underwent a number of 
changes, the addition of FROGs being one of 
them. In the past, students attended two-day 
summer sessions and moved in only a day before 
the upperclassmen. Orientation Program Assis- 
tants, although helpfiil, were far outnumbered 
by the amount of confiised and anxious freshmen. 
The program needed help. Although not the 
same as those found in Newman Lake, FROGs 
began jumping all over campus. 

Under the direction of Steve Grande, the 
associate director of the Center for Leadership, 
Service and Transition, approximately 100 stu- 
dents volunteered their time as FReshmen Orien- 
tation Guides (FROGs). Applicants submitted 
their suggestions on how to assist freshmen and 
were asked to anend a training session beginning 
on Aug. 22, 1999. Student FROGs trained from 
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday 
and attended large group lectures. Grande called 
the pioneering FROG group "incredibly enthu- 
siastic and caring" and "very sensitive to the 
transition issues freshmen face." 

Despite the exhaustive itinerary, FROGs 
Meghan Doherty and Ryan Eppehimer enjoyed 
the week. "I was excited about the group discus- 

sions. Having someone like us is comforting 
for freshmen," said Doherty, a junior inter- 
disciplinary social sciences major. 

Eppehimer, a junior accounting major, 
said, "I had more fun this year than I did my 
freshman year." 

Freshmen also agreed that the FROGs 
were very helpfrJ. Freshman SMAD major 
Catherine Staples said, "They're great. I give 
them four-and-a-half stars." 

Each FROG was assigned to counsel 30 
freshmen during the four-day orientation; 
however, their job didn't end there. They were 
available to assist students throughout the 
semester, making the transition even smoother. 

"My orientation guy sucked," commented 
sophomore FROG Kevin Root about his own 
freshmen orientation experience. "I think he 
could have made it a little better. I want all 
these kids to like JMU as much as I do." 

FROGs and people alike agreed that the 
new system of orientation was a success. "I was 
pretty impressed with the organization. Every- 
thing ran smoothly," said Doherty. 

According to Grande, freshmen "succeed 
when they have people to relate to," but in 
this case FROGs were just what the "green" 
freshmen needed. ■ 




Freshmen Orientation 


cyy*^ ' johnkilmartin 

A varsity athlete, junior John Kiimartin trains 
for his upcoming triathlon which includes 
swimming 1 .5km, biking 40km and running 
10km. Despite all the time he spent training 
and practicing, he still found time for other 
aaivities. An SCOM major, Kiimartin was also 
heavily active in his church and Young Life 
ministry ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

72 I Features 


Junior John Kilmartin balances classes, 
swimming and an active faith as he 
trains for the triathlon in the 2000 
World Championships in Perth, Australia 

Standing on an ocean shore halfway across the world, 
your toes clench the cool morning sand in anxiety. Surrounded 
by numerous, talented foreign athletes, the myriad colors 
of their uniforms crash into a swirl of white in your mind. 
The red, white and blue you represent burns in your heart. 
The crashing waves echo in your ears as you gaze out into 
the vast, unpredictable waters of the Indian. Preparation 
for the next few hoiu^s begins: you consider the 1.5km swim, 
batding the strong ocean current; you think of the difficult, 
40km bike trek through the rugged Outback; and you 
envision passing a docile kangaroo in the final stretch of 
your 10km nm. Jimior John Kilmardn faced such a challenge. 
The varsit)' letterman qualified to represent the United 
States in the 2000 World Championships in Perth, Australia, 
to compete in the ultimate triathlon. 

A competitive swimmer in high school, Kilmartin 
competed in his first triathlon as a rising senior. Competing 
triggered his instant admiration and love for the event. His 
first competition was not taken too seriously — he forgot 
his running shoes and wore a kid-sized bike helmet — but 
it inspired Kilmartin to pursue triathlons on a more intense 
level. Following graduation, Kilmartin became serious 
about triathlon training. Although he focused on being a 
swimmer, in the back of his mind he waited for another 
opportunity to be a triathlete. 

Kilmartin was recognized as an extraordinary talent 
and was quickly recruited by swimming head coach Brooks 
Teal. Looking for a school with a prominent team but also 
a strong faith community, Kilmartin {continued on p. 74) » 

John Kilmartin 73 

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destination :downiinder 

During swim 
junior John 
worlds on 
his best 
stroke: free- 
trained for 
winter he 
was devoted 
to the swim 
team. ■ 
Photo by 

(continued from p. 73) » explored the Christian fellowship 
programs while on a recruiting visit. His trip sparked some 
unease. The social scene discouraged him. What Kilmartin 
described as a "sign from God" overpowered his discourage- 
ment and convinced him that he found a new home for 
the next four years. The sign was Jodi Jacoby. Not only was 
Jacoby, then a sophomore, captain of the soccer team, she 
was also steadfast in her Chrisdan beliefs. Kilmartin believed 
had he not met Jacoby that night, he would have gone 
elsewhere to pursue his swimming career. In Jacoby, he 

found someone with shared beliefs, a common faith and 
an abstention from drinking. Kilmartin knew where he 
wanted to be. 

Kilmartin's first year was an exciting and fulfilling one 
as he immediately found his niche both in and out of the pool. 
Unfortunately, his sophomore season was cut short. He 
suffered a broken collarbone several weeks into the season. 
Kilmartin was forced to put his triathlon training on hold. 

On June 5, 1999, tryouts were held in Clermont, Fla. 
for one of five open slots on the 1999 U.S. World Cham- 
pionship team. After narrowly missing the qualifying dme 
on the team earlier that simimer, Kilmanin viewed this meet 
as his second chance. It was a win-win situation: making 
the team would be another adventure, but the experience 
would be a life-long memory. Kilmartin raced well and 
qualified for the third spot on the team. He could barely 
contain his excitement and astonishment. Although his 
dream was becoming a reality, Kilmartin didn't want to 
get caught up in the fame or commotion. "I want to live 
this experience for what it's worth. I don't want to set high, 

lofty goals for myself but live each day, race, and let the 
Lord do the rest. ' 

Kilmartin traveled to Montreal for the 1999 World 
Championships on September 1 1. He competed in the 20- 
and-imder age group, finishing 1 5th, and the third American 
triathlete overall. The '99 Worlds set the stage for what soon 
would be the most significant event of his athletic career. 
Kilmartin then traveled to St. Joseph, Mo., where he 
qualified for the U.S. team that would compete in the 2000 
World Championships. 

"A year ago if you had told me I would be where I 
am today, I would've laughed. 1 thank and praise the Lord 
every day for where I am today," said Kilmartin. Although 
he had six months to prepare for Austrailia, there was much 
to do. Kilmartin worked with professional running and 
biking trainers, yet his training didn't start until he had 
fulfilled his obligation to the swim team. Running coach 
Craig Lowry worked with Kilmartin beginning in January 
1999. "Sky is the limit," said Lowry about Kilmartin's 
potential. "He has definite talent." 

Les Welch advised Kilmartin in bicycling fijndamentals. 
As a biking consultant, Welch concentrated on position, 
technique, aerodynamics and helping Kilmartin become a 
more fluent and efficient biker. "John is extremely unusual 
because he is a true novice cyclist. He has the potential to 
become a famous athlete with practice," said Welch. 

When the swim season finished in mid-February, the 
bidk of Kilmartin's training began. He swam six days a week 
for an hour-and-a-half each day, hiked seven days a week 
for a total of 300 miles, and ran 30 miles a week. With a 
schedule so demanding, Kilmartin kept himself on a strict 
diet of "carbos, carbos, carbos" and ate as much of them 
as possible. The week before the big event, he cut out any 
food that he considered even "half-bad." 

With such dedication to his preparation, Kilmartin 
stood proud in the company of the world's finest athletes 
in April. The gaze of wonderment, surveying the Indian 
Ocean, shifted to fierce confidence hurled at his competitors. 
His family and his swim team cheered his name from the 
finish line, but Kilmartin knew there was an even greater 
power than their support: "God is doing it all and I'm 
just along for the ride." ■ 


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men's and women's 
swimming and diving team 

74 ! Features 

Junior John Kilmartin works on his gear 
shifting and positioning during his daily 
biking practice. He first became interested 
in training for triathlons after competing 
in a mock triathlon during his junior year 
of high school, wearing a kid-sized bike 
helmet. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

At the Residence Hall Association's Gong 
Show in November, John Kilmartin gives a 
participant the dreaded gong, a symbol of 
audience disapproval. In addition to being 
involved in RHA, Kilmartin also participated 
in Young Life, the Triathlon Club and Valley 
AIDS Network. ■ Photo by Laura Greco 

Starting off his day with a brisk but stren- 
uous run, junior John Kilmartin jogs through 
the neighborhoods surrounding campus. 
Maintaining his endurance during the off 
season, Kilmartin swam six days a week 
and biked and ran seven days a week in 
order to challenge himself and improve 
his skills. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

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Through Habitat for 
Humanity, students get a 
hammer and a nail and 
learn how to use their 

I Photo by Todd Grogan 

"For the past year, 

I've worked on this house 

every weekend, 

taking it apart and 

building it up again. 

If s been my life." 

» Ellen Walk 

^H ^^^ learn now ro use rneir ^h 


Junior Brian Harms led his team of workers through the 
house, pointing out to the left with a gloved hand. Walking 
across the solid wood floors layered with sawdust and building 
materials, the president of the campus chapter of Habitat for 
Humanity gave instructions. The house had spent the past year 
in various stages of renovation, and it was time to implement 
the next phase. Beginning September 1998, Habitat for Human- 
ity worked weekends alongside Harrisonburg Hope Commimity 
Builders stripping the 150-year-old house down to its frame 
and rebuilding it with all the modern conveniences for its new 
owner, Ellen Walker. 

Even with its new face, walking through the house was like 
taking a walk back in time. Known as the Lucy Simms House 
to the Harrisonburg community in remembrance of the former 
slave and original owner in the 1850s, the house had seen a 
number of residents during its lifetime. During the Great De- 
pression, a family of 1 1 had lived in its quaners, taking up every 
available space in the house, even the cramped spaces of the 
dirt-floored cellar. 

Walker, a single Harrisonburg resident and Gibbons Hall 
employee, had been in the market for a house when she first 
eyed the ramshackle remains at 231 E. Johnson St. Sitting on 
a quarter-acre lot and surrounded by modern residences, the 
house feced demolition. Community residents, recognizing its 
significant history, pressured the city to restore the house and 
make it habitable again. "Hope Community Builders bought 
the house and was planning to destroy it and build a new one 
on the same property. After receiving pressure from local resi- 
dents to restore the house, however, they decided to find a 
buyer," said Harms. 

"When I walked in, I fell in love with the staircase and 
decided this was the house I wanted," said Walker. The house, 
valued at $91,000, faced over $52,000 in {continued on p. 78) » 


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Students work with com- 
munity volunteers to erect 
the first wall at Habitat for 
Humanity's house in Grot- 
toes. The construction was 
supervised by volunteers 
from Nielsen Construction 
Co. and was helped by the 
campus Greek community. 
■ Photo c/o Karen Calkins 

These two Habitat members stand proudly 
atop a house on E. Johnson Street. Habitat 
raised $15,000, which was matched by the 
Greek community. Habitat also received a 
generous donation of $10,000 from Nielsen 
Construction Co. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

Measuring a piece of siding, freshman 
Matthew Liberaticompletes work on a 
Habitat house. The house in Grottoes was 
given to Susan Carter and her three children, 
and was built to be wheelchair-accessible 
for her son Isaac. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

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Four Habitat members nail together the 
frame of an interior wall at their house in 
Grottoes, Va. The campus chapter was 


founded in 1 992 by Rev. Rick Hill 
c/o Suzanne Boxer 



(continued from p. 76) ■■ restorations 
not including labor costs. Hope 
Builders stepped in, offering an interest-free loan to any 
low-income person looking to purchase a home and help 
restore the house. 

After paying $10,000 for the property, Hope Builders 
required Walker to put "sweat equity" into her new estate. 
This agreement required her to work a certain number of 
hours in exchange for labor from Hope Builders and student 
organizations such as Habitat. "For the past year, I've 
worked on this house every weekend, taking it apart and 
building it up again. It's been my life," said Walker. 

Walker and the Habitat members spent a year removing 
old boards, clearing vines from the aluminum siding and 
removing the crude plaster walls made of chicken wire, 
mud and horsehair. "This has been one of the most enjoyable 
projects I've worked on because of Ellen. Seeing her each 
weekend, working alongside her and also seeing her on cam- 
pus at D-Hall has made it more special for me," said Harms. 

After completion, the house had heating, cooling, 
plumbing and electrical systems for the first time since its 
construction. All of the original doors and the tin roof were 
kept to reflect the history of the house. "The frame is made 
from real rwo-by-four oak beams so this house is smrdier 
than most of the houses they build today," said Asrat Gebre, 
executive director of Hope Community Builders. 

With her new house. Walker focused on decoradng ideai 
and dreamed of settling in. "I'm so frustrated, it seems like we've 
been working on this house forever," she said. "I can't wait until 
it's done. There's nothing like walking into your own home, 
being able to kick off your shoes and do as you please." ■ 

Members of 
Habitat for 
and the Greek 
show off 
their parent 
sign. Central 
Valley Habi- 
tat oversaw 
the construc- 
tion of the 
house. ■ 
Photo by 
Todd Grogan 

At the dedication ceremony on Jan. 16, 
senior Karen Calkins presents new owner 
Susan Carter with a gift. Carter was elated 
to receive the house made wheelchair- 
accessible for her son, Isaac. ■ Photo by 
Laura Greco 

Working together, seniors Chuck Hriczak 
of Kappa Alpha and Suzanne Boxer of 
Habitat help put the siding on the house 
in Grottoes. Boxer served as vice president 
for the campus chapter of Habitat for 
Humanity. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

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Isaac Carter was too late in hearing the 
screeching tires and the retorts from the gun. 
He wasn't fast enough to dodge bullets. Isaac 
was paralyzed. His distressed mother, Susan, 
had to accept the enormous emotional burden. 
On top of that, more realistic problems 
surfaced. Susan had to assume the financial 
responsibilities of her son's medical care and 
help him deal with living in a place inaccessible 
for disabled persons. 

Isaac, destined to roll through life in a wheel- 
chair, had difficulties assimilating to his new 
lifestyle. His mother had problems juggling the 
support of her three children and the costs of 
Isaac's debilitation. Susan Carter needed a help- 
ing hand. Central Valley Habitat for Humanity, 
Inc., reached out to the Carters, providing the 
assistance the family sought. 

The campus Habitat chapter responded 
to Central Valley, their parent chapter, with a 
financial contribution as well as an offer of labor. 
Habitat, in cooperation with the Greek community 
and under the supervision of associates from 
Nielsen Construction Co., agreed to build a 
house in Grottoes, Va., for the Carter family. 

Founded in 1 992 by Rev. Rick Hill, campus 
minister for Presbyterian Campus Ministry, the 
JMU Chapter of Habitat for Humanity was 
officially recognized by the university as an 
organization in October 1993. Under Central 
Valley, Habitat agreed to raise $ 1 5,000 for the 
house in Grottoes, a sum to be matched by the 
Greek community. Nielsen also made a generous 
contribution of SI 0,000, with Central Valley 

Dr. Linwood Rose makes a contribution to Habitat 
for Humanity's fund-raising projea. Habitat raised 
S1 5,000 for their house in Grottoes, Va. ■ Photo 
c/o Suzanne Boxer 

accepting the remainder of production and 
construction costs. The house in Grottoes was 
the campus Habitat chapter's fourth such projea 
in the Shenandoah Valley area. 

Habitat for Humanity International, the 
parent organization that oversaw every local 
chapter, offered affordable houses to low- 
income families. Habitat International made 
no profit from the sale price and charged no 
interest on the mortgage. An average three- 
bedroom house in the United States cost 
$34,300 to build. Although Habitat built the 
wheelchair-accessible house for the Carter 
family, it was not merely a gift. Any family that 
accepted a house averaged 450 hours of "sweat 
equity hours," working on their own house or 
another Habitat project. 

In 1999, Habitat for Humanity International 
completed their 80,000th house, but on Jan. 16, 
Susan Carter was happy to have one wheelchair- 
accessible home dedicated to her family. ■ 

A few weeks before the house's dedication, members 
of Habitat and the Greek community display their 
progress. The house was built to be wheelchair- 
accessible for Isaac Carter, one of the new house's 
residents. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

No longer wearing work clothes, the many people 
involved in completing the Grottoes house celebrate 
at the house's dedication ceremony. Members of 
the media and dignitaries also attended the event. 
■ Photo by Laura Greco 

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Senior Nick Maldonado 
observes the unique 
rocl< formations along 
Halong Bay in Vietnam. 
Maldonado spent the 
spring semester of his 
junior year traveling 
around the world by 
ship with the Semester 
at Sea program, a study 
abroad opportunity 
offered by the Institute 
for Shipboard Education 
and the University of 
Pittsburgh. ■ Photo 
c/o Nicl< Maldonado 

Senior Nick Maldonado, a participant in the Semester at Sea program, earns class credit while 

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sailing around the ^ globe 


Imagine spending an entire semester on board 
a 2 1 , 000-ton ocean liner with over 600 students 
from colleges throughout the U.S. and the cast 
of MTY's "Road Rules." Now tack-on three- 
to five-day stays in nine different countries, a 
wealth of information about the history and 
culture of each at your finger tips and a chance 
to earn college credit. Don't forget to include 
the dolphins that periodically swim near the 
boat, {continued on p. 82) » | 

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Feb. 17 

The group of 600 excited passengers set sail out of Nassau, Bahamas on Feb. 17. Their 

destination: Havana. 

{continued from p. 81) » Senior Nick MaJdonado was 
fortunate to experience just that and much more through the 
Semester at Sea program, offered by the Institute for Ship- 
board Education and the Univetsity of Pittsburgh. Maldonado 
applied for the program during the first semester of his sopho- 
more year after attending an interest meeting sponsored by 
the Office of Residence Life. Prospective students were re- 
quired to complete a fiill semester at an accredited college or 
university, have obtained a cumulative grade point average 
of 2.75 or above and have written an essay explaining some- 
thing significant in world history. 

Once he enrolled for the spring 1999 semester, Maldo- 
nado selected four of 50 lower and upper division classes 
that covered a large variety of disciplines. His selections in- 
cluded; Histon,' of Africa, World Literature, Theaters of the 
World and a Core Class, intended to enhance the field ex- 
perience gained in each county. These classes were 50 minutes 
long and met every other day, with the exception of the 
Core Class, which met ever)' day. 

The S.S. Universe Explorer provided the ultimate floating 
classroom, equipped with study loimges, a librar\', theater, 
student imion, bookstore and even a swimming pool. 

The trip cost close to Si 3,250, which included tuirion, 
room, board and passage fair, and lasted from Feb. 17 to 
May 28. When the ship returned to the States, himdreds of 
parents and relarives stood on the dock to greet the seasoned 
travelers. A plane flew by canying a banner that read, "Thanks 
S.A.S. for a lifetime of memories." 

"1 don't think that anyone really wanted to ever leave 
the ship at that point," said Maldonado, looking back on his 
three-month journey. » 

On Feb. 28, 1999, Semester at Sea participants celebrate Neptune Day. 
Historically, this was the day that sailors paid homage to King Neptune 
in order to ensure safe passage as they crossed the equator. Senior Nick 
Maldonado, along with his classmates, participated in a ceremony where 
they progressed from lowly pollywog status to high shellback status. "First 
they dump fish guts on your head, then you kiss a dead fish, then you are 
knighted. After the ceremony 38 girls decided to get their heads shaved." 

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Having spent only two days at sea, the SAS group 
docked at Havana as the largest group of students to 
have landed in that port since the Cuban Revolution 
in 1 959. ■ They were permitted to speak only to pro- ^ 

Communists while they visited. "Our rickshaw [a small 7- '>' 
carriage] aaually got pulled over by the Cuban police ' 
to check if our driver had a license to speak with Ameri- ^'^^ participants mingle with 
... ^,. ^ , ._. , J Cuban students outside the 

cans, IWaldonado said. ■ Highlights of this three-day university of Havana. 

visit included exposure to the rich Spanish Colonial 

architecture, touring the University of Havana and dining at a restaurant that Ernest 
Hemingway had patronized. ■ "I realized we were getting a really shaded view of the 
country," Maldonado noted, recalling his limited conversations with the residents. » 

Salvador, Brazil March 4-8 


Before heading to the city of 
Salvador, SAS students spend 
one day relaxing on the island 
Itaparica, off the coast of Brazil. 

On March 18,themayorofCapeTown, 
South Africa greeted the S.S. Universe 
Expbrer with a welcoming ceremony. 
■ This was one of my favorite places. 
I would love to go back there one 
day," said Maldonado who remem- 
bers the entrancing sunrises, espe- 
cially those over Table Mountain. ■ 
The fourth day he was in Cape Town, 
he had the opportunity to leave the 
comfort of the commercialized city 
and travel into the poverty-stricken 
townships as part of a Faculty Directed 
Practicum. Here he participated in 
Operation Hunger, which was dedi- 
cated to alleviating malnutrition and 
eliminating unsanitary conditions. 
Seventy percent of the population 
lived within these areas. ■ "We were 
offered 20 to 30 different practica to 
choose from. It was nice to experi- 
ence something a little more edu- 
cational," admitted Maldonado. » 

As part of an SAS 
praclicum, Maldo- 
i^ nado travels to the 
poverty stricken 
countryside to par- 
^ licipate in Oper- 

' ' aiion Hunger. 

From March 4-8, the ship docked in Salvador, Brazil, 
known for its wild festivals and historic mansions. By 
this point, Maldonado had found a close knit group 
of friends to accompany him while sightseeing in each 
country. ■ "You learned very quickly who you could 
travel with and who you could not. You also tried your 
best not to allow anything trivial spoil your time." ■ 
While touring several museums in the fascinating city, 
he came upon a Yoko Ono exhibit, where he saw a 
bronzed pair of John Lennon's glasses. » 

Mombassa, Kenya 
March 29 - April 2 

Hundreds of merchants lined the street 
in Mombassa awaiting their arrival. They 
pulled you over to their stand, sat you 
down and tried desperately to bargain 
with you." Maldonado had his eye on a 
wooden set of animals to send back to 
his elementary school in America. It 
took an earful of sob stories before he 
got the vendor (o accept his offer of $2. 
While in Mombassa, he visited a school 
for blind women. The school was run by 
the Salvation Army and provided instruc- 
tion on how to sew and weave. ■ The 
rest of the time was spent lodged near 
Mount Kilimanjaro, where they spent a 
great deal of 

time on an Afri 
can Safari. One 
safari location 
happened to b< 
Tsavo, location of the Michael Douglas 
film. The Ghost and the Darkness." ■ 
"We spent nearly 30 minutes gawking at 
a giraffe chew its food at first," recalled I 
Maldonado. • With five countm-. left t< 
visit, the ship held a mock Olympics. 
Events included a lip sync conlesl. w<ilf 
ballet, tug of war and thumb wrestling. 


Maldonado deemed 

their visit to India's j 

fourth-largest city, [ 

Chennai, to be the 

most profound. "After ' 

each port, we would 

all gather in the stu- " "" " 

Taj Mahal 
dent union toshaie 

our commentaries. India had the most haunting 
talcs." ■ While on the banks of the Ganges River, 
he witnessed a traditional religious practice. 
Maldonando explained that pilgriins would 
gather at the river, which they considered holy, 
for ritual immersion and prayer. The most shock- 
ing element was thai dead bodies were floating 
.imongst the bathers. "It was so trying on your 
senses," said Maldonado. » 

Penang, Malaysia 
was strategically 
positioned after 
India. Maldonado 

spent the major 
ity of this four- 

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day trip relaxing pie of ihe Sleeping Buddha 
on the gorgeous provides an aesthetic place 
beaches within °f«'°f5hip. 
the spring break atmosphere. "By this time, I 
did not need to see another temple," he 
commented. ■ During this time, news of the 
Columbine High School shooting broke out. 
"Eighty students on board were from Colorado, 
so it was a very emotional time. We all tuned 
to CNN quite often to receive the latest details," 
said Maldonado. -> 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 
April 25-29 

Maldonado waited for this country to spend most 
of his money: everything cost about $2. "They 
tend to sell a lot of pirated items such as CDs 
and movies," he said. ■ SAS participants also 
visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, containing 
a glass tomb with Minh's embalmed body. 
Maldonado had a brief run-in with one of the 
guards after he was spotted with his hands in 
his pockets— a sign of disrespect. ■ Later they 
took a five-hour boat ride through Halong Bay 
and watched an 
underwater pup- 
pet show which 
Maldonado stud- ^ ''^-^ '*^>'-: 

led in one of his 
classes. » Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 

Hong Kong May 4-8 
Shanghai and Beijing, China 

After Ihe f xplorj-i docked in ,i Hong Koruj port, 
students wore given the option of remaining 
on the shi|) and traveling to Sh<inghai, China 
or spending the time in Hong Kong and then 
flying to Beijing, China before meelintj tin- 
ship. Maldonado chose the latter. ■ While in 
Beijing, stirdents had a '/ p.m. curfew and were 
told to ,ivoid demonstrations due to the recent 
bombing of ihi' Chinese Embassy. "If yoir were 
asked about your nalion.ility, you would say 
yoir were Canadian," said Maldonado about 
lliey ( ity's apprehension toward Americans. » 

10 Osaka,Japan May 12-14 

An SAS tradition, the ship was welcomed } 
to Osaka by a tiie boat spraying water in 
the air in celebration. • At this point, the 
students fell like seasoned tourists. Maldo- 
nado and his girlfriend tlyse Langer set 

out on their own. He tried sushi for the first 
time while in Japan and spent a day at a 
theme park called Movieland. » j 

Touring the area 
on their own, 

Maldonado and 
NVU studoiu 
fclyse Langer 

linn llie theme 
park Movieland 
in Ihe middle of 
a neighborhood. 

Seattle, Washington May 28 

Greeted by hundreds of family and friends, the 5.S. Univr 

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On September 17, 1999, 

lajestic procession, 
i university welcomes 
Dr. Linwood H. Rose 

ds its fifth president 

Platforms and chairs were set up on the Quad prior 
to Inauguration Day despite the threat of Hurricane 
Floyd. Distinguished guests from across the state 
and the country joined faculty, students and members 
of the Harrisonburg community for the ceremony. 
» Photo by Carlton Wolfe 


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Laughing with his look-alikes, Dr. Rose chats 
with contestants junior Jason Shafer, 
senior Keith Fletcher and senior Jeremy 
D'Errico before Tuesday's impersonation 
contest begins. "Initially, I thought it was 
a little silly," said Dr. Rose about the contest 
"But I think it's a great balance with the 
formality on Friday." Fletcher acted as 
master of ceremonies as well as a contes- 
tant, winning first place among the six 
entrants. = Photo by Laura Creecy 

From a^Dr. Rose 


contest to a lavish 

ball, the campus 

bustles with 

inaugural activity 

Making their way through Line 3 at D-Hall, 

Dr. Rose, his son Scott and wife, Judith, parti- 
cipate in the inaugural week event "Dinner 
with Dr. Rose." The Tuesday dinner offered 
students the opportunity to sample the Rose's 
favorite foods as well as chat with the uni- 
versity's first family. • Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Photographs and literature were on display in Carrier 
Librar)-, documentaries were shown on televisions in Taylor 
Down Under and graduates noted for outstanding alumni 
contributions to the university were invited back to their 
alma mater. Each of these activities was scheduled during 
inaugural week, the week of Sept. 13, 1999. 

With only tour presidential inaugurations before Dr. 
Linwood Rose's, inauguration wasn't steeped in tradition. 
Presidential terms lasted an average of 22 years throughout 
the universit)'"s histor)'. Rose's predecessor. Dr. Ronald 
Carrier, saw 27 years pass during his period of leadership. 
With over nvo decades between new presidents, the Student 
^Embassadors were determined to make Rose's inauguration 
memorable, and did so by planning a variety ot activities 
for the week. 

Tuesday showcased two of the week's most visible 
events. Dr. Rose and his family came to campus for the 
1999 Dr. Rose Impersonation Contest on The Commons, 
and later went to Gibbons Hall to enjoy dinner with the 
student body. 

Six students entered the impersonation contest. Parti- 
cipants arrived in suits, speaacles and suspenders prepared to 
imitate the fifth president of the university. A few contestants 
even added gray highlights to their hair to be more convincing. 

Senior Keith Fletcher, the contest's ultimate winner, 
also acted as master of ceremonies. "A lot of luiderclassmen 
haven't had a chance to get to know Dr. Rose," said Fletcher 
about the contest's purpose. "It's important to let them know 
he's a person and that they can approach him." 

A combination of appearance accuracy and crowd re- 
sponse scores resulted in the final f)oints for each competitor. 

Fletcher finished first with 107 points followed by senior 
Nick Langridge who earned 102.5 points. Finishing behind 
them were Broderick Bond, Jeremy D'Errico, Jason Shaffer 
and Patrick Horst. 

Fletcher won his choice of 10 out of 20 donated prizes 
ranging from airline tickets to the JMU football game vs. 
Maine to gift certificates from Harrisonburg restaurants. 

"Initially, I thought it was a little silly," said Dr. Rose 
about the idea of a contest. "But I think it's a great balance 
with the formality on Friday.' 

Even though Rose returned home for a lew hours after 
the contest, his day was not over. After changing into more 
informal attire of slacks and a sports shin. Rose made his 
way back to campus with his family by his side. Together, 
they joined students for dinner at D-Hall. 

"We feel it's important to know the students," said 
Mrs. Rose about the reasoning behind the visit. "Plus, the 
food's good." 

After arriving at 5:30 p.m., the Roses made their way 
past the finely decorated tables with crisp white tablecloths 
and vases with single red roses, to Line 3 where they filled 
their plates with some of their favorite foods, prepared 
especially for their visit. 

As the Roses senled into their seats at a table with mem- 
bers of the SGA, a pleasant evening of conversation began. 
While classics like "Respect" by Aretha Franklin filtered 
through the D-Hall speakers, the president and his wife 
chatted with students about tootball, summer activities and 
the inauguration. "Most of us had read about the inauguration 
planning in The Breeze," said junior Peter Swerdzewski, 
"But we talked about how it was affecting him personally." 

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Most students agreed that the Rose dinner at D-HaJl 
was one of many successful events that made the president 
more visible to the student body. "I think it shows a close 
relationship between him and the students, " and junior 
Samuel Maltese. 

Sophomore Josh Fultz agreed, "I feel like he's down 
to earth and I can approach him." 

On Thursday, the tocus of inaugural week turned to 
the faculty. In the morning, faculty members were invited 
to the Academic Affairs Breakfast in the Shenandoah Room 
of Chandler Hall. As the administration and faculty 
finished breakfast, preparations were being completed for 
that evening's grand event. 

No inaugural process would have been complete with- 

out an inaugural ball. On the evening ot Sept. 13, the 
lower level of College Center was transformed into a 
sophisticated, lavishly decorated ballroom, appropriate 
for guests such as Carrier and Zane D. Showker. A 
number of guests made financial donations to the uni- 
versity. The most notable gift was a $1 million donation 
from alumni Stephen and Mary "Dee Dee " Leeolou ('78). 
Their contribution was the largest alumni donation in 
the university's history. 

According to Dr. Rose, the ball was a thank you to 
alumni, friends and faculty that had been generous to the 
university. With luck, these donations would set the 
standard of prosperity for the president and the university 
for years to come. ■ 

Dancing to "Hip Hop Hooray" by Naughty 
by Nature, junior Jason Shafferand senior 
Jeremy D'Ernco compete as a presidential 
duo in the impersonation contest. Shaffer 
and D'Errico won fourth place behind senior 
Keith Fletcher, senior Nick Langndge and 
freshman Broderick Bond. Contestants 
were judged on appearance accuracy and 
crowd response. Photo by Laura Creecy 

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Representing 95 nations, 
students and faculty carry 
the flag of their country of 
origin. Many students were 

involved in the ceremony 

aspart of several music 

ensembles, the ROTC Color 

Guard or as representatives 

of student organizations. 

■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

Led by Dr.Pat Rooney,the JMU Wind Sym- 
phony perfomis the premiere of'Madison, 
James IVladison,"written especially for the 
ceremony by 1 990 graduate Larry Clark. 
Interspersed throughout the piece, theater 
professor Roger Hall, dressed as James 
IVladison, read from Madison's Vi'ritings. 
■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 



u% • 

Four months before the turn of the millennium, the 
reigns of the imiversity were officially turned over during the 
inauguration of a new president. In front ot an audience of 
hundreds of faculty members, students and friends of the 
university, former president Dr. Ronald Carrier officially 
passed the torch into the capable hands of Dr. Linwood Rose. 

The Sept. 17, 1999, inaue^^^ was a two-hour 
ceremony held on the Quadr j-^^vent which Rose called, 
"a celebration of our projwj^itage and fiiture," warranted 
a day off for students anofaculty members. Freshmen were 
required to be present as a part of their orientation program, 
however most chose not to attend. 

The ceremony began with a procession of student 
representatives who entered to the tune of the trumpeting 
Marching Royal Dukes. The JMU Wind Symphony pro- 
vided the music tor the morning, which included a song 
entitled "Madison, James Madison," written specifically 
tor the event by 1 990 graduate Larry Clark. 

As the presidency changed hands for the first time in 
nearly three decades, audience members responded favorably 
to speeches and the formal atmosphere of the occasion. 

Senior Kara Leppert, an SGA senator, compared the 
new president to Carrier, known afFeaionately to students as 
"Uncle Ron" during his 27 years of sendee to the community. 

"Dr. Rose is more reserved," said Leppert. "He has a 
slap-on-the-back style of leadership. I think it's effective." 

Students appeared to have high expectations for the 
new president, who served as vice president in recent years 
and acting president during the year prior to the inauguration. 

In response to JMU's steady rise to the top of southern 
public universities, international student Filip Ghitescu, a 
senior, said, "I want to see JMU in the top of all imiversiues, 
not just in the south." 

Nick Pelzer on the other hand, was concerned about 
Rose's relationship with students. A resident adviser in 
Hoffman Hall, Pelzer echoed the sentiments of his 
residents when he said, "I hope he does more than just 
talk about helping students." 

The freshman class was asked to attend in order to get 
acquainted with Rose, his policies {continued on p. 91) » 





On September 17, 
students and faculty 
officially welcome 
Linwood Rose as the 
university's fifth president 
with a regal ceremony 
on the Quad 

With the herald trumpets used in the 1 984 
Olympics, members of the Marching Royal 
Dukes announce the beginning of the 
opening procession. The MRD, the JMU 
Chorale and the JMU Wind Symphony pro- 
vided the music for the occasion. ■ Photo 
by Laura Greco 

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{continued fronyf^9) » and future plans. After absorbing 
speeches fromnnfluential figures such as Harrisonburg 
Mayor Rodney Eagle and Donald Upson, from the office 
of the governor, the few freshmen in attendance listened 
to Rose's words. 

Senior Brian EUis was realistic about the occasion, "His 
influence on my college career is so limited." 

Although he agreed with others that the inauguration 
was an important, memorable event, Ellis felt one year 
would not provide Rose an opportunity to make a dis- 
jcernible impact on the graduating seniors. 

Other upperclassmen were more vocal about the visible 
lack in student attendance which was evident in the amount 
of empt)' chairs. 

Jimior Jack Kelly said, "This doesn't happen very often. 
You should care enough to come out. " 

Despite the shortage of students in attendance. Rose had 
an important message for the campus in his speech. Rose 
, oudined his goals within the framework of his theme, "All 
Together One, " which he planned to implement immediately. 
Since he was named president in fall 1998, he set tour 
specific goals for his presidency: to keep students and their 
needs as the institution's primary concern; to increase 
resources to support facult)', staff and programs; to accept and 

meet cal^Cr accountabilit)' from the public and lawmakers; 
and to unite the campus communit}' in common purpose. 

In his final words of the day. Rose acknowledged that 
changes take time, and emphasized the importance of 
patience and determination. 

"As devoted educators, we have said, 'Just wait, you will 

be pleased with the final product. Wait until our 20-year 

olds are 40, 50, 60. Most will advance the public good, grow 

the economy, become involved in their communities, serve 

others and improve the quality of life.'" ■ 

Bottom photos from left to right: A dining services employee displays 
a table of purple keepsake cups which formed the letters JMU. After the 
ceremony, there was a small reception on the Quad, offering attendents 
cake and punch. ■ Under the direction of Dr. Kevin Fenton, the JMU 
Chorale performs "The Promised Land" at the beginning of the ceremony. ■ 
Shielding his eyes from the morning sun, philosophy professor Dr. William 
O'Meara observes the inaugural ceremony. Most professors wore their 
alma mater's ceremonial regalia. ■ Over 40 students stage a silent 
protest, marching around the Quad with signs and banners opposing 
the cancellation of classes for Inauguration Day. The protesters felt the 
cancellation of classes was an injustice to Martin Luther King Jr. and 
students since the administration refused to cancel classes for King's 
national holiday. Little over a month later, on Ott. 28, the University 
Council voted unanimously to cancel classes for MLK Day beginning in 
2001. ■ Sophomore Scott Ramsburgandjunior Nathan Marsh commentate 
on the ceremony for WXJM's live broadcast. ■ Scott Rose, 1 2, shields his 
eyes from the sun while his brother, John, 1 6, is unable to stifle a yawn 
as they endure the two-hour ceremony investing their father as president. 
■ Photos by Todd Grogan, Carlton Wolfe, Laura Creecy, Grogan, Grogan 
and Creecy 

Accompanied by the sounds of the herald 
trumpets and the JMU Wind Symphony, 
international students, faculty and staff 
placed their country's flags in front of Wil- 
son Hall. The procession also included the 
ROTC Color Guard, representatives from 
student organizations, members of the 
faculty, and representatives from Harrison- 
burg, the state and schools throughout 
the country. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 


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Members of the Virginia 
Repertory Dance Company 
worl< together to create 
visual art through their 
movements, costumes 
and expressions. Guest 
choreographers from the 
region worl<ed with the 
dancers in preparation for 
the company's perfor- 
mances throughout the 
semester. ■ Photo by 
Laura Greco 

Bottom: Members of the 
Virginia Repertory Dance 
Company perform in their 
annual winter recital. Only 
juniors and seniors qualified 
for the company's demand- 
ing audition. In preparation 
for their performances, the 
dancers rehearsed for three 
hours a day. ■ Photos by 
Laura Greco 

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Dance company brings 
art to the srage 

Dressed alike in stylized, bright-colored costumes, four 
women entered the stage and awaited the start of the music. 
Strains of upbeat music filled Latimer-SchaefFer Theatre 
and the dancers began to move in a series of controlled yet 
fluid movements. Roiling, gliding, jumping, the dancers 
even used each other to express their artistry. 

The modern dancers in the Virginia Repertory Dance 
Company did not sparkle in tutus or don tap shoes for 
their performances. Instead, they used their bodies to express 
the emotions of modern dance. 

By joining the exclusive company, junior and senior 
dance members had the opportunity to work with nationally 
and internationally acclaimed choreographers. Potential 
members imderwent a rigorous audition. "They require you 
to pick up movement quickly and perform it right away," 
said senior Tara McNeeley. Eight dancers made up the 
company that was under the direction of dance professor 
Kate Trammell. Throughout the semester, guest choreo- 
graphers worked with the all-female group in preparation 
for performances during the year. 

"Working with the guest ardst is always exciting because 
not only are we learning a piece but we're making great con- 
tacts throughout the dance world," said McNeeley. 

The company, which included juniors Courtney Hand 
and Aaron Wine and seniors McNeeley, Kelly Bartnik, Jill 
Bradley, Marisa Impalli, Kristi Nimmo and Anna Smith 
had one main performance as part of the Masterpiece Season 
in addition to a touring schedule. At the end of fall semester, 
months of hard work culminated in a six-piece show, with 
numbers ranging in tone from upbeat to dramatic. 

Many of the dancers had been involved with the art form 
in one way or another since they were very young. McNeeley 
joined a modern dance studio at age five. "I was excited, 
though when you are young it is usually more of a creative 
movement class until you are older. I ended up staying until 
my senior year." Hand danced at the Richmond Ballet 
from the age of seven. 

Under the direction of dance professor Kate Trammell, three dancers perform a 
dramatic piece. The Virginia Repertory Dance Company was comprised of 
eight juniors and seniors. The company performed one main recital in the fall 
and held other performances on their spring tour. ■ Photo by Laura Greco 

In addition to their classes and other dance ensembles, 
the members of the company spent three to four hours 
Monday through Thursday practicing. They also had 
rehearsals and residencies, or workshops with the outside 
choreographers. "It takes huge amounts of time that any 
nondancer cant understand. It's very physically, mentally 
and emotionally draining," said Hand. 

Devoting so much of themselves to their art had a huge 
payoff. Not only did the members develop relationships 
within the company but they also had the chance to work 
with the professionals they admired. "Lisa Race was amazing 
in everything, an amazing person and dancer. I love her 
movement. It (Water Landings, which premiered at their fall 
performance) was my favorite piece in the concert," said Hand, 
who was also impressed by a guest choreographer Fin Walker 
from London. "She inspires me. I want to go to London so 
badly now. Her movement is so detailed and intense." 

Spending their time with the Virginia Repertory Dance 
Company allowed the eight members to gain hands-on 
experience in performing. The company performed for 
university audiences but also for children in the area. "I love 
seeing how excited kids can be with dance, and how eager 
they are to learn from you," said McNeeley. 

When the lights dimmed and the music began, the 
hours of practice and preparation were all worthwhile for 
the group. Sharing their love for modern dance with the 
university community was anything but just routine. ■ 




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With a style they describe as a combination 
between Phish and Steve Ray Vaughn, senior 
Da. J hj:: leads The Franklins in their 
eaily afternoon performance. The band was 
composed of lead singer Hailey, sophomore 
Mark-'-' on bass, junior - on 

the elearic guitar, junior Jay McMiller on 
drums and nonstudent Adam Carpenter 
on guitar. « Photo by Laura Creecy 

"Cheidk one, mic check one," called a voice. "Wake up, 
Hillside Hall." An amp crackled and buzzed. A guitarist 
strummed a few chords and the necessary adjustments were 
made at the back of the smaller of the two stages. Septemberfest 
was off to a rocky stan. 

It was 1 1:45 a.m. The Sept. 18 show was scheduled to 
begin at noon but the sound system was not working correcdy. 
Students already began to wander onto the field and were 
seated on the grass expectantly waiting. 

The Franklins, a local student band, had been there since 
1 1 a.m. and did not expect to have trouble with the sound 
system. "They didn't tell us we needed a PA. It's all part of 
a learning experience, that's typical," said drummer Jay McMiller. 
Septemberfest was the biggest show The Franklins had 
ever played. Sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon and the Knights 
of Columbus, the outdoor concert benefited Special Olympics. 
TKE brother Billy MofFett, a junior, explained, "Tlie Franklins 
were friends with some brothers and they played at a beach 
part}' we had. " Also playing before the headlining bands were 
two other student bands: The Naked Anne and West Water 
Street. The headlining bands included Hippopotamus, 
Ki:Theor\', Fighting Gravity and Emmet Swimming. 

The Franklins had been together for a little over a year 
and usually played at bars, apartments and Greek fimctions. 
The\' preferred to play at apartment parties, where they passed 
around a tip bucket. Originally playing under the name Dr. 

Spawn, the band changed 
their name when they heard 
that someone had called 
them the "money band." 

David Hailey, the lead 
singer, was the only senior in 
the band and he, according to 
fan Kelly Harding, "demands 
attention on stage. He has the 
biggest mouth I've ever seen!" 
Mark Pinnow, a sophomore, 
was the bass guitarist and 
had been playing the upright 
bass and bass guitar since middle school. Junior Andy Trice 
played lead electric guitar. "It's hypnotizing to watch him 
play," said Harding of Trice's performance. McMiller, also 
a jumor, was described as an "awesome drummer " by one fan. 
Adam Carpenter, the only nonstudent, studied at Berkley 
School of Music and moved up fiom Alabama to play with the 

band. The group described their musical style as a combination of 
Phish and Stevie Ray Vaughn. 

Septemberfest, which lasted until 6 p.m., began with a 
performance by West Water Street, also comprised of students.i 
They played a set of fiinky blues songs charaaerized by comical 
and imconventional lyrics. Rippopotamus and The Naked Anne 
followed them, and then The Franklins were scheduled to 
perform a 30-minute set. 

Rippopotamus played an upbeat, 90-minute set on the 
main stage. Dressed all in black, the eight-member band's 
music was a mixmre of funk and ska rhythms. With lyrics like, 
"I'm just an average guy with a libido as high as the sky," 
the band entertained a Virginia crowd for the first time 

The Naked Anne, a trio of guys, played a short but roUii 
set of punk and hardrock sor^. The highlight of the performance 
was an appearance by a male student clad only in an adult 
diaper and sneakers. 

The local bands played on the smaller stage while the 
headlining bands performed on the larger, and better-equippec 
main stage. "We apologize for any technical difficulties we had 
today — it's a long story, guys," said Hailey to the audience a^ 
The Franklins prepared to play. A few moments before the) 
were set to perform, a TKE brother informed them that Fighting 
Gravity had to leave early and would therefore have to play 
earlier. Despite the scheduling mix-up. The Franklins' music 
did not seem to suffer. They began with an original, "Dave's 
Jungle Boogie," and included two cover songs in their set, 
"Walk This Way" by Aerosmith and "Take On Me" by A-Ha. 
The group played only five of the 10 songs they had planned 

"They're pretty tight," said senior Mike Shaw, a music 
industry major. "It's obvious that they're all talented musicians. 

Rippopotamus dnimmer Richard Gordan offered advice 
for up-and-coming bands like The Franklins. "Don't get too 
caught up in tPjing to do the hip thing, trying to follow trends 
is a waste of time. It's better doing what you want to do and 
playing from the heart, it'll sound better." 

Schiavone McGee of Fighting Gravity also enjoyed 
listening to The Franklins. "They sounded really great. I like 
how they went from a jam style to a group style." 

Toward the end of the evening Emmet Swimming 
impressed the crowd with their usual fare of upbeat rock and 
the sunset over Hillside Hall drew Septemberfest to a close, 
The Franklins stayed to watch both The Naked Anne's anc 
part of Ki:Theory's performance and left with some good 
advice and a healthy dose of experience. ■ 

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Bass guitarist /.'arl< Pinnow, a 
sopliomore, performs for the 
Septemberfest crowd on Hillside 
Field. Pinnow had been playing 
the upright bass and bass guitar 
since middle school. Photo by 
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Seven percent of the student body chooses to pursue 
a senior project in order to graduate with distinction 

A lone student sat slumped in a back corner of the 
library. The frosty December wind whipped against the 
pane of glass. The room was desolate. The majority of 
students had left tor the holidays. 

This particular weary student was one of a different 
breed. She was one of approximately 700 honors students 
and she was diligently researching materials for her thesis 
paper. At an average length of 60 pages, the project was 
not something to start the night before. In fact, students 
graduating from the Honors Program produced about 90 
papers, each requiring extensive research and mentoring, 
each year. Seven percent of the student population 
successfully completed papers. Each project was bound 
into a book and shelved for posterity in Hillcrest, Carrier 
Library and in the library archives. 

The honors thesis had been the defining feature of the 
Honors Program since its inception in 1965. Since then, 
the projea had served as the crowning glory of many students* 
academic career. Many students were surprised to find that 
any one with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher could 
complete the project and graduate with distinction, not 
only those who were part of the program. The thesis itself 
covered anything from literature to science to dance. 

At the end of their junior year, students submitted a 
topic proposal. The potential thesis required acceptance by 
not only the Honors Program, but one faculty member who 
served as the project adviser and two others who created a 
committee of readers. Each faculty member signed off on 
each stage of the endeavor. 

Dr. Joanne Gabbin, an English professor and director of 
the Honors Program, admitted that, "If I'd had the oppor- 
tunity at the undergraduate level, I would have taken it. It's 
a rare opportunity to work with three faculty members who 
only have interest in you. Students will never have that 
support again." Most students do not receive such tutelage 
until graduate school. "There is no price you can put on 
mentoring from a faculty adviser," said Gabbin. 

Students not only had the chance to build relation- 
ships with professors, but completing the thesis demonstrated 
a student had a strong sense of self-discipline and ambition. 

"If we don't give our students confidence as they leave 
this university, they have paid too much," said Gabbin. She 
understood the confidence boost a 60-page thesis on a resume 
could give a job-hunting student. 

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In the basement of Duke Hall with hands 
submerged in her sculpture, senior Jessica 
Martinkowski continues progress on her 
senior project. An art major with a concen- 
tration in ceramics, she planned two and 
considered starting three more ceramic 
pieces. Honors students completed a project 
relating to their major in order to graduate 
with distinction. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

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ISAT major senior Todd Brown helps 
develop software tools for Merck, Inc 
Brown's honors project led to a post- 
graduate job offer from the company. 
■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

{continued from p. 96) » finished it found the process arduous, 
but the result worthwhile. Class of '98 alumnae Katie Sechrist 
was glad she had the opponunity to complete the project. 
"It has helped me with just knowing that I can have a big 
goal and follow through with it," said Sechrist. Working 
closely with her professors was also a positive experience 
for her. "It was really neat to get to know a professor more. 
They would get just as excited as you in the research," 
reflected Sechrist. Sitting on a shelf in Hillcrest was a blue, 
bound book entitled, "The Resurgence in American Home 
Birthing" by Katie Sechrist. Sechrist considered going into 
counseling because she enjoyed conducting personal inter- 
views when she researched her topic. 

Anderson Consulting employee Christopher L. Hubbard 
('93), revealed in his Honors Alumni Update, that, "The 
program reminded me of the value of iniriadve, hard work ... 
going beyond the call of duty, this is an extremely important 
lesson within my firm and in life in general." 

Alumnae Annabelle Payne viewed the thesis favorably 
and found that it had assisted her in her graduate work. "1 
liked it," said Payne. "It's a wonderful thing to do, it gave 
me a whole lot of insight and I learned a lot about research. " 
Payne's thesis, entitled "Until Death Do Us Part," was 
based on a personal experience: the death of her husband. 

Senior Todd Brown used his honors project to secure 
a job prior to graduation. He spent his summer and final 
year at school developing software tools for a process data 
management system at the pharmaceutical corporation, 
Merck, Inc., as his thesis. "The job really involves tying 
what I learn in an ISAT major with the real world, how 
computers work with management." Brown's project not 
only benefitted him but a successful corporation also. 

Completing the thesis was clearly a worthwhile vennare. 
Hard work and strict self-discipline were the driving forces 
behind successfully finishing the project. Gabbin claimed 
JMU had "the most extensive senior honors program this 
side of the Mississippi." The presence of the paper on a 
transcript only brought positive results. 

The honors thesis, despite the energy and hours it con- 
sumed, was cenainly an attainable goal for those students 
not afraid of sacrificing time for hard work. Even if the 
student became lead vocalist in a heavy metal band, he woiJd 
be proud, having written that analysis of the history of rock 
and roll. Smdents who graduated with distinction successfully 
completed the senior honors thesis, and truly were in a 
class by themselves. ■ 

Beginning work on her honors project in 
the spring with the projea proposal, junior 
Brooke Cashman wants her project to com- 
bine English research and creative writing. 
Like most seniors, Cashman had to find 
time to fit her project into her busy schedule. 
She was double major in English and French 
while teaching five to six classes a week 
as an aerobics instructor at UREC. ■ Photo 
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The four residents of the Music Box, seniors 
Laura Hall, Mandy Lamb, Ashlynn Brooks and 
junior Noel Mollnelli sit on their front porch 
beside their handmade sign. Hall was subletting 
for the fall semester while senior Lori McKinney 
studied in London. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 



Senior Mandy Lamb stood by 
the window playing die keyboard as she pracuced singing a 
popular show nine. The draft that came through the window 
scattered the sheets of music on the floor. As she bent 
down to collect them, she backed into the authentic suit of 
medieval armor that had been watching from the corner. 

When visitors first entered 55 E. Granon St. they were 
struck by the unusual interior of the house. Artfully decorated 
with funky lamps, furniture and wall hangings, the Music 
Box was far from the average student abode. The residents 
were the first students to lease the house. The name derived 
fi'om their self-described "heavy involvement with the music 
theater program." 

The four housemates were junior Noel Molinelli and 
seniors Lamb, Ashlynn Brooks and Lori McKinney. While 
McKinney was in London during the fall semester, Laura 
Hall, who Molinelli described as "a super senior writh a 'real' 
(nonmusic) major," subleased her room. 

Featuring curtained vidndows and cabinets stuffed with 
musical knickknacks, the dining room contained an antique 
wooden dining set. The keyboard stood opposite to perhaps 
the strangest thing in the house: the authentic suit of 
armor freestanding in the corner. One of the roommates 
found their knight in shining armor on the side of the 
road during a road trip. 

The walls of the house were covered with playbills and 
musical posters and the couches were draped with decorative 
blankets and pillows. The kitchen sported sky blue cabinets 
and shelves. The highlight of the house was what the group 
described as a "kitchen nook." The windowed area contained 
a green table and benches. The kitchen was already decorated 
when they moved in but the women took the liberty of 
painting each of their bedrooms themselves. Molinelli credited 
Brooks with much of the interior decorating that wasn't 
usually seen in most student houses. Because of the pristine 
interior, the women allowed their friends to have the keg 
parties; the Music Box favored wine and cheese patties. 

"It's like a real house: plenty of space, a great 
location and it's really open and uncluttered," said 
Molinelli, the only one staying in the house for another 
year. Members of the Madisonians were schedided to 
move in the follow-ing year with plans to make it a 
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A suit of medieval armor guards the dining room. ■ 
Tfie women use their dining room to store musical 
instruments, music stands and sheet music. ■ One 
of the residents' favorite features of the house was 
the kitchen nook. The house was already painted 
and decorated when the women moved in, but 
they added their own touch. Posters from Broadway 
musicals covered the walls and musical knickknacks 
filled the cabinets. ■ Photos by Kirstin Reid 

Junior Noel Molinelli and 
senior Ashlynn Brooks 
relax in their living room. 
Lamps, pillows, candles 
and blan-kets accented 
many of the first-floor 
rooms. In keeping with 
their decor, the Music Box 
often held post-recital 
receptions, wine and 
cheese parties and other 
small gatherings, leaving 
their friends and neighbors 
to host keg parties. • 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 

In her bedroom, junior Noel Molinelli 
practices her guitar. As the only underclass- 
man, Molinelli was the only resident stay- 
ing in the house the following year. Several 
Madisonians were scheduled to move in 
with Molinelli. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

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Started in 1992 by owner Ron Copelan, the Little GriU 
Soup Kitchen began somewhat as an accident. The restaurant 
was so busy one weekend that they actually ran out of food. 
Due to exhaustion and lack of food, Copelan decided to 
close the restaurant down that Monday to give employees a 
break. Copelan was in the restaurant on Monday, and a 
few people came around asking for food. This sparked the 
idea for the soup kitchen. 

Seven years later, Copelan was no longer involved with 
the operation of the soup kitchen; instead he used the day 
as his only day off to spend with his family. As for the soup 
kitchen, it was run solely by volunteers. Vaunda Brown 
and Mike Deaton acted as coordinators and took care of 
all the preparation and organization. Brown had worked 
with the kitchen since its inception and believed in its 
cause wholeheartedly. "I know that 1 will be here every 
week, and I know Mike will be here. But other than that, 
we rely on people's good will to show up and volunteer. 
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Volunteers Linda May, Mary Brown and 
senior Christine VanVleck prepare the 
fruit salad to accompany the day's lunch. 
VanVleck volunteered as a member of 
Alpha Phi, while May was a weekly volun- 
teer who had been with the kitchen since 
1 992. Brown came to help her aunt, Vaunda 
Brown, who was one of the soup kitchen's 
coordinators. ■ Photo by Statia Molewski 

Fixing a pot of coffee, this man assists in 
preparing for the weekly soup kitchen held 
at the downtown restaurant. Little Grill. 
The kitchen was open to anyone on Mon- 
days and most volunteers also ate. ■ Photo 
by Statia Molewski 

Enjoying the company of those attending 
the soup kitchen, these men greet passers- 
by. Town residents and students came to 
volunteer and to socialize within the 
Harrisonburg community. ■ Photo by 
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Freshmen Anne Marie Breen and Katie 
Taylor chop vegetables. "Most often when 
people come to us as freshmen in college, 
we have volunteers for life ... or at least 
for four years," commented coordinator 
Vaunda Brown. Along with students and 
Harrisonburg residents, alumni who had 
volunteered while at the university helped 
out when they returned to Harrisonburg. 
■ Photo by Statia Molewski 

Soup kitchen coordinators spent an average 
of S40 per week on food and supplies. 
Many local merchants provided the food 
that made up the mostly vegetarian feasts. 
Rack and Sack provided most of the pro- 
duce at a reduced cost, and Costco donated 
breads and pastries. Local residents also 
dropped off donations ranging from 
casseroles to cookies and cakes. ■ Photo 
by Statia Molewski 

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Alpha Phi sisters Lindsay Monroe and Kaija Dinse volunteer 
on a Monday before their classes. Alpha Phi required its 
members to complete five hours of community service 
each semester. Drawn back by the good food and fun 
atmosphere, Monroe and Dinse, both seniors, dedicated 
their time to the Little Grill. ■ Photo by Statia Molewski 

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Leading the Dukes to 

their first-ever Atlantic-10 

championship, new head 

coach Mickey Matthews 

brings pride and success 

backtoJMU football 

With one week before spring practices scheduled to 
begin, the football program was hit with a big blow when 
three-year head football coach Alex Woods resigned to 
become the quarterbacks coach for the NFL's Minnesota 
Vikings. As a result, the athletic department needed to find a 
head coach and fast. On March 22, only seven days after 
Wood's resignation, Texas native Mickey Matthews was 
introduced as the program's fifth head football coach. The 45- 
year-old Matthews, who was interested in the position when 
Woods was hired, got the position because of his "enthusiasm, 
motivation and knowledge of the game, " according to the 
interim athletic director and men's head soccer coach, 
Dr. Tom Martin. 

Matthews said he had always wanted the job. "It has been 
a goal of mine for a long time to be the head coach here. " He 
had recruited and competed against JMU while at Marshall 
University and knew a lot about the program. Matthews 
joined the Dukes with great coaching experience from suc- 
cessful programs at the University of Georgia and Marshall. 

During his three years at Georgia, the Bulldogs won rwo 
bowl games, and he coached the nation's top defensive player, 
Washington Redskin's rookie Champ Bailey. "Champ was 
fiin and easy to coach. He is an even better kid than he is an 
athlete. You are lucky if you get to coach someone like that 
once in your career." 

Once named head coach, Matthew's first order of 
business was to hire a coaching staff. "I wanted a good mix of 
guys. I wanted coaches that I coached or recruited with and 

people who knew the Virginia area. In order to win, we have 
to recruit from Virginia. " 

Matthews said his main goal here was to win a national 
championship, but first he wanted to graduate every player 
and make sure each athlete had an enjoyable experience. He 
had his work cut out for him. JMU had a 3-8 record in 
1 998 and a 23-22 overall record under Woods. Coach 
Matthews felt his players were capable of winning. "These 
guys can do it, but we need to change their attitudes and 
rebuild their confidence to win." Before the season began, 
Matthews said that the team's greatest strength was speed 
on defense, which he felt justified hiring a fiill-time strength 
and conditioning coach, which the team had never been 
able to do before. The team's greatest weakness was their 
inability to run the ball. The previous two years, the Dukes 
had been last in their division in offense. 

Matthews described himself as a very competitive 
person. "This team has not been around a person who 
wants to win as much as I do. Sometimes I may be a little 
too competitive." 

As for the coach's prediction before the season, "I 
have no idea. I do not think I can predia anything because 
I do not have a good feel for the league yet. I think our 
toughest competition will be against Virginia Tech, Hofstra 
and Richmond. As for right now, I just want to win. " The 
team responded well to coach Matthew's philosophy. 

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In his home debut as head coach, Mickey 
Matthews discusses strategy with assistant 
coach Eddie Davis. Under Matthews' leader- 
ship, the Dukes won the home opener 
against Northeastern 29-21 and finished 
the season as Atlantic-1 champions. ■ 
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First-year head coach Mickey Matthews has 
to towel off for an interview with an HTS 
reporter after players celebrated winning 
the conference championship by dumping 
the water cooler on him. In Matthews' first 
season, he was named Atlantic-1 and l-AA 
Coach of the Year. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

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^ ^Saturday 

{continued from p. 109) > problems. Yet as evidenced by the 
Dukes' success and players' attitudes, the transition between 
coaches was easy. "The new coaching staff is real personable 
and approachable. They treat everyone with respect no 
matter if you play in every game or sit the bench. Coach 
came in here and told us what to expect, and that is what 
we got. He is a nice guy, but he is also a strong disciplinarian 
and stressed academics, lifting and a hard work ethic," said 
senior quarterback John DeFilippo. 

According to Manin, "I saw an overnight difference in 
the football players. They were smiling, working harder and 
responding positively to all the changes." 

New athletic director Jeff Bourne, hired in April of 
1999, agreed with Martin. "Mickey has had the ability to 
instill a sense of commitment and pride in our young men. 
He has made them believe they can be successful in many 
disciplines: academically, on the field and as individuals." 
Bourne also said that Matthews' greatest strength was that 
"He cares about his players more than himself and does 
what is best for JMU." 

Matthews also felt that his players responded well to 
the coaching change. "My philosophy is a lot different from 
coach Woods' philosophy, and I think the guys wanted a 
change. They have been very recepuve. I have changed nearly 
everything except the helmet." Matthews was excited about 
the team's improvement. "They get better everyday and 
the improvement is dramatic." 

Martin felt the university was fortunate to get Matthews. 
"He made a big sacrifice to come here, and we are lucky to 
have him. He is a player's coach, a people person, aggressive, 
and has a strong football background. The trump card for 
me was that Mickey came from a highly respected football 
program that had done very well. He has a tradition of 
successful backgrounds in Division I-AA programs." 

The Dukes opened the season against Virginia Tech, and 
despite the 47-0 loss, many agreed it was a worthwhile 
experience. "You always want the chance to play against the 
big boys," said DeFilippo. The Dukes then went on to win 
seven straight games against Northeastern, New Hampshire, 
Delaware, Villanova, William & Mary, Connecticut and 
South Florida. It was the Dukes' second longest winning 
streak in the team's 27-year history. The Dukes lost three 
out of the last foiu- games of the season, including a Division 
I-AA playoff loss to Troy State. 

"The loss to Maine was disappointing because we should 
have beaten them, but the Hofstra and Troy State teams were 
bi^er and more physical than us. I thought we played well, as 
well as we could have against both teams," said Matthews. 

According to Matthews, the Richmond game was the 
best game of the season for him. "Against Richmond, we lost 
so much, two quarterbacks, but the guys pulled together and 
worked very hard to win." 

Matthews said the toughest part of his job was building 
confidence in his players. "The guys have been through so 
much and never had the confidence to win. I knew this 
team was capable of winning, it was just a matter of making 
the players believe that. The biggest reward for me and my 
staff was seeing the players' faces after every win." 

Coach Matthews led the Dukes through a successful 
8-4 season, clinching their first-ever Adantic- 10 championship 
and receiving their first NCAA bid since 1995. The Dukes 
ranked second in the conference for scoring defense, turnover 
margin, rush defense and sacks, and third in the conference 
in kickofif returns, punt returns and pass defense. They also 
ranked fourth among opponents in total defense. Matthews 
attributed one of the team's highlights this season to being, 
"plus 10 in turnover margin." He also attributed the success 
of the defense this season to junior defensive end Chris 
Morant and three newcomers, senior Mike Luckie, sopho- 
more Derick Pack and junior Ron Atkins. Combined, the 
four defensemen led the team in tackles with 398, 30 sacks, 
five fumble recoveries and three interceptions. Coach 
Matthews recruited Luckie from Georgia and Pack from 
West Virginia. 

Mickey Matthews brought success to the football pro- 
gram. After finishing 3-8 in 1998, Matthews turned the team 
into conference champions and NCAA playoff contenders. 
And his accomplishments did not go unnoticed. Matthews 
was awarded both the Adantic- 1 Coach of the Year and the 
Eddie Robinson Award for I-AA Coach of the Year. "Coach 
Matthews did an outstanding job in leading the Dukes this 
season. He has clearly instilled a winning spirit among our 
players and has brought an excitement back to the football 
program," said President Linwood Rose. "Coach Matthew's 
enthusiasm for the game and his positive attitude appear to 
have inspired our players to great accomplishments. I see a 
very successful football program in our fitture and it will 
have a very positive effect on the esprit de corps of students, 
alumni, faculty and staff." ■ 


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During the game against Delaware, coach 
Micl<ey Matthews reviews plays with the 
defense. The Dukes beat the Blue Hens for 
the first time since 1 993, 21-7. The victory 
was the Dukes' third straight out of seven 
game winning streak. The streak lasted from 
Sept. 1 1 to Nov. 6, the second longest in the 
program's history. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

Coach Mickey Matthews joins the team 
doctor and trainers on the field to make sure 
sophomore fullback Robert Carson is all 
right after a head-on collision during a game. 
"[Coach Matthews) cares about his players 
more than himself and does what is best 
for [the university,]" said athletic director 
Jeff Bourne. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

After defeating Richmond 3 1 -3 and clinch- 
ing the Atlantic-1 championship, students 
rush the field. They tore down the west- 
end goal post and joined the players at 
midfield. After the game, pieces of the 
goal post were dispersed throughout 
campus. One piece was found in Newman 
Lake and another in a player's apartment. 
■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

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The five residents of Sketchy House, senior 
Adam Prem, sophomore Bret Stone, senior 
Jamie Hargrave, junior Patrick Lowry and 
senior Cliff Parker gather around their JMU- 
inspired sign. Located on Patterson Street 
amongst official university houses, the men 
decided to blend in by naming their house 
and adding the replica sign. ■ Photo by 
Kirstin Reid 


Inside a white house 
on Patterson Street, a bottle slowly rolled across the slanted 
floor, crashing into a cracked wall. The canted window shed 
sunlight on the poorly constructed infrastructure. On the front 
lawn, an imitation, standard brown campus sign branded the 
strange place Sketchy House. To the miJtitudes of feculty and 
students who noticed the house with overgrown shrubbery, 
many were fooled. Some even wandered up to the front porch 
but did not find a single desk or professor. 

Although marked as a campus building, this one was diff- 
erent from the rest. Sketchy House was a house well known for 
its originality. Its residents, seniors Cliff Parker, Adam Prem, 
Jamie Hargrave, junior Patrick Lowry and sophomore Bret 
Stone, felt that the house reflected their personalities. 

The current residents came up with the name Sketchy 
House two years ago in anempt to accurately describe their 
house's unique appearance and the strange events that occurred. 
To blend in on a block filled with academic buildings, the room- 
mates decided that their house needed a name. The inspiration 
for the name originated from an event that they felt could only 
happen at their house. While the roommates were hanging out 
on their lawn, a robust man with a 40 oz. in hand stumbled 
down the walk, accompanied by his dog. Psycho. The ensuing 
conversation sketched-out the roommates. They felt that inci- 
dent was an excellent depiction of their house's character. 

"There are lirde parts of each of us here, " said Hargrave. 
Inside, the walls were decorated with memorabilia of their lives: a 
mural painted by a friend; a collage of pictiu-es; a champagne 
botde from their swimming championship; and their pride and 
joy, their Kegerator. The roommates inherited the house from fel- 
low swimmers and intended to pass down their unique legacy 
to firiends and "anyone else who wants to be sketchy," said Prem. 

"This house is constant comedy," said Hargrave. Social 
events highlighted life in the Sketchy House. A spring formal 
named Mystical Magicality was their favorite party of the year. 
A Pimch Party and a Pajama Party became annual traditions. 

Another unique characteristic about the house was its 
nonhuman residents. Derrick the Iguana, Grant the Spider 
and Sporty the Hedgehog also took up residence. 

Sketchy House was far from an administrative building, but 
1 53 Patterson St. certairJy became a campus landmark. Regard- 
less of the house's sketchy characteristics and its unique decor, 
the best part about living in the Sketchy House was "living 
with your best friends,' smiled Hargrave. ■ 




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Adorned with random stickers the roommates have 
collected through the years, a Kegerator is the focal 
point of the kitchen. ■ Imitating an official university 
building sign, the Sketchy House sign confuses many 
faculty and students who pass by. ■ Beneath their 
university banner, memorabilia from their past swim- 
ming championships sits on a shelf. The house was 
inhabited by members of the swimming and diving 
team. ■ Photos by Kirstin Reid 

In a typical afternoon ritual, senior Jamie 
Hargrave and junior Patrick Lowry are 
captivated by the Sony Playstation in their 
roommate senior Adam Prem's room as 
Derrick the Iguana casually crawls up 
Margrave's shoulder. In addition to 
Derrick, the residents also shared their 
house with Sporty the Hedgehog and 
Grant the Spider. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Lounging in senior Cliff 
Parker's room, senior Jamie 
Hargrave and Parker quietly 
discuss a magazine while 
sophomore Bret Stone 
naps before swim practice. 
While they each had busy 
schedules, the five men 
were usually all home in 
the afternoon for a short 
nap or quick video game. 
■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

;*aa»**K«* '-^ Located on Patterson Street, Sketchy House is 
home to sophomore Bret Stone, seniors Adam 
^^H Prem, Cliff Parker and Jamie Hargrave and junior 
j^^l Patrick Lowry. The house was associated with 
^^^H the swimming and diving team in that all of 
^H[ the residents either swam or worked with the 
team. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Houses: Sketchy House 




Jelly Jay, Loafy Luke, 
Skippy Andy and 
Just Spread 'Em Joe 
spread some peanut 
butter and love on 
the streets of D.C. 


Playing with their food, juniors Andrew Zom, 
Joe Arner and Jason Young and freshman 
Lul(e Amann prepare for their next trip to 
Washington, D.C. The four students not 
only gave out peanut butter and jelly sand- 
wiches to the homeless, but also tried "to 
give out kindness and caring in the form 
of a listening ear," said Arner. ■ Photo by 
Laura Creecy 

While other students were snug in their beds early on a 
Saturday morning, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Patrol headed 
up Interstate 81 to spend the day in the nation's capital. 

Several times a semester, juniors Jason Young, Joe 
Arner and Andrew Zorn, and freshman Luke Amann hit 
the streets of Washington, D.C, to hand out peanut butter 
and jelly sandwiches to the homeless population, to lend 
a thoughtful ear and to spread their belief in God. 

"We usually go around the Pennsylvania Avenue area," 
said Jason Young, nicknamed "Jelly Jay," the one behind the 
_^eginning of the group on campus. "We find many homeless 
people right in back of the White House, which is really 
ironic, considering that it is the center of this supposed 'land 
of opportunity' and here are people living on the streets." 

Young got the idea for the PB&J Patrol last summer 
after a bus trip to Minnesota where he and a friend handed 
out sandwiches at each bus stop. "It worked out well, " he 
said. "We got on a radio show and received donations from a 
church in the area." 

WTien Young returned to campus in August, he and 
Arner, nicknamed "Just Spread 'Em Joe" (he handled the 
task of spreading the peanut butter), decided to take action 
closer to this area. "All four of us are Chrisdans," said Arner. 
"This is one way that Christ has changed our hearts. So, 
it's not really us that has prompted us to do this. It's God." 

This caring gesture sometimes even surprised the reci- 
pients. "Some people ask us to place the sandwich on the for 
end of the bench and not to say another word," said Amann, 
called "Loafy Luke." "Some laugh at our goofy nicknames, 
and some open their hearts to us for an hour." 

Though many were impressed by their giving nature, 
personal gain was not their intention. "We call ourselves the 
Peanut Butter and Jelly Patrol and we give out sandwiches 
and what not, but giving them out isn't really our goal," 
said Arner the day after a trip to Washington. "We try to 
give out kindness and caring in the form of a listening ear. 

"I used to try to help others 
to fulfill a personal need, to feel 
like I did something good. Now, 
though, I believe that giving has to 
be focused on the receiver. I don't 
do this because it makes me feel 
good. In fact, I try to forget about 
myself when I do it." 

Young agreed. "[A sandwich] 
is not going to fill a person's hun- 
ger, but using that sandwich as a 
tool to open up a conversation ... 
[may] fill their greater hunger of 
loneliness and low self-esteem. A 
lot of these people need someone 
to listen to them, not to just throw 
change at them and walk away." 

The trips to Washington allowed the four to form close 
bonds with some of the homeless people they have helped. 
"I have met so many good people who all have their own stories 
to tell and a few mistakes or misfortunate occurrences put them 
on the streets," said Arner. "Norman's been on the street since 
1967. Bob has a hard time getting treated for his illness caused 
by service in Vietnam. Mary Theresa got involved with 
the wrong guy. People are the same. We all make mistakes, 
we all have our stories and we all can help each other out." 

These relationships also taught the four some of life's 
greatest lessons. "A lot of people just assume that these needy 
people are so much different than themselves, that they are 
almost a different breed," said Young. "But the deeper you 
talk with people, the more these outside barriers of the way 
they dress, the way they look, the situation they are in, even 
the way they talk, fade away. We start to feel a deeper and 
deeper connection with these people. 

"When we sit down next to them on the park bench, 
or on the sidewalk, you can see a sparkle in their eye. Some 










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don't want us to leave. Whenever we're about to get up, 
they'll start on another topic, just to get us to stick around. 
We hardly have to say anything at all. A lot of times, all they 
need is somebody who genuinely listens to them." 

The four were perhaps even more affected by these 
visits than the homeless they helped. "It is just so incredibly 
awesome to walk away after one of those moments and 
think about how this person has just impacted your life, 
because they all do," said Young. "I'm learning so much 
from these people. What I've really been learning lately is 
that you can't assume anything about anyone. You have to 
go and talk to those people. A lot of times, the craziest, 
scariest looking guy that everyone avoids, is actually the 
friendliest, most wholesome one out there." 

Perhaps most importandy, the four learned to appreciate 
what they had and others did not. "God has been so kind 
to me, so I want to be kind to others," said Zorn, "Skippy 
Andy." "Jesus said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive,' 
and I have experienced that to be true." ■ 

In a kitchen in Gifford Hall, freshman Luke 
Amann and juniors Jason Young, Joe Arner 
and Andrew Zorn practice their sandwich- 
making skills. The four men traveled to 
Washington, D.C. several times a semester 
and formed close bonds with the people 
that they helped. ■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

Junior Jason Young began the PB & J Patrol 
after a similar experience during the summer 
of 1 999. While on a bus trip to Minnesota, 
he and a friend began handing out sand- 
wiches to people at the bus stops and 
even received donations from a local 
church to support their efforts. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Patrol 115 




The WXJM music 
library currently 
houses more than 
20,000 CDs and 
4,000 vinyl records. 
After months of 
construction, the 
new library was 
completed in Dec- 
ember. ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 


Top photo; Completing the 
WXJM daybook, DJ Jody 
Worthington, a junior, 
logs the artist and title 
of her music selections. 
The campus radio station 
compiled a weekly top-1 5 
list which was available on the 
Internet. Right photo: Worthington \ 
sees her reflection in a compaa disc. 
DJs had the choice of playing music 
from their own personal collection or from 
the WXJM music library. ■ Photos by 
Allison Serkes 

Take a spin 
through a day 
at JMU's campus 
aMemative radio station 

You heard them. Whether you were an avid listener, you 
stopped at 88.7 once or twice as you scanned the airwaves on 
your car's radio or you simply heard the strange muffled 
sounds coming from inside their door as you tried to study in 
the Anthony-Seeger Hall lobby ... you heard them. With a 
potential of 90,000 listeners throughout the Shenandoah Valley, 
88.7FM WXJM was one of the most far-reaching media 
oudets on campus, providing students and area residents with a 
listening alternative. 

Tuesday Sept 21,1999 

According to their constitution,WXJM provided "news to its 
listeners as a means of contributing to intellectual growth and 
stimulation, discussion and communication." According to 
their brochure, WXJM was "390 immense watts of student- 
run power!" And according to the stuff on their walls, WXJM 
was ... well, that you had to decide for yourself A sign on the 
bulletin board in the hall outside their office door read, "You 
post here, you die a slow death by plastic fork." Once inside, 
visitors were greeted by walls covered from floor to ceiling with 
posters, flyers and an assortment of art created with CDs, 
styrofoam, picture frames and plastic dolls. Can't figure out 
where you're going? Check out the INDIreaory. The 
ingenious device allowed guests to press a button 
abeled with their desired destination and revealed 
the location on a lighted map. Located toward 
the back of their office complex was the main 
broadcast smdio where student disc jockeys 
produced their own shows in addition to 
ive performances and talk shows. Between their 
70-plus DJs, WXJM managed to entertain the Har- 
risonburg area 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a 
variety of music ranging from progressive to jazz, from techno 
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I I 6 Features 



Hilly Hills, "Old and New School Hip-Hop" 

When asked how he got this stretch, 
sophomore DJ Lewis "Hilly Hills" 
Bechder said, "It's not the rime slot 
of my choice; I sorta got screwed." 
Using turntables, Bechtler played 
newer hip-hop artists like Tribe 
Called Quest and mixed in old 
school rap like Run-DMC. But it's 
not just Rin at WXJM; DJs also 
had duties. At quaner after each hour, they were responsible 
for playing Public Service Announcements (PSAs). "Some- 
times when I spin, I look over at the clock and realize that 
I missed the PSA by half an hour," Bechder confessed. 



Jody Worthington, "Live from the Pit" 

(More like 2:20) Walking in apologetically, junior Jody 
Worthington explained she slept through her alarm. As she 
popped in a punk CD, Worthington rationalized, "I figure 
no one's really listening, so I play what I want. As long as 
it's not mainstream, that's strictly prohibited." Her music 
choices ranged from her favorite bands, Pennywise, Minor 
Threat and Bouncing Souls, to a Bert and Ernie album from 
when she was five. Did the quest for fame influence her 
decision to be a WXJM DJ.' Worthington said different 
people had come up to her on campus inquiring, "Are you 
Jody? I've heard your show." ■ Her show imitates her mood. 
As the night wore on, Worthington 's pace and music slowed. 
Sometimes her interest peaked by phone requests. One 
particular caller disguised his voice when making requests, 
his favorite character being a redneck named Billy Bob. 
During most of the show, Worthington kept herself busy 
flipping through magazines. She said it was too hard to juggle 
homework and changing CDs. Although it was her second 
year with a show, Worthington explained her poor time slot 
by her lack of attendance at meetings and WXJM events. 
But she's dedicated in her own way. "'WXJM is the only 
station I listen to. I hate commercial radio." 


Dead air. General manager Nate Marsh, a junior, explained 
that DJs earned their shows according to a point system. 
Points were earned by producing shows, attending meetings 
and doing other odd jobs. With 70 radio shows a week, it 
was almost impossible to have every program covered in 
the first weeks of school. 


Dead air . . . again. This rime DJs Ben Rollman and Shehzad 
Nadeem, seniors, did not show, {continued on p. 118) » 

WXJM 117 



Adjusting his micro- 
phone levels, senior 
Lee Lewis produces his 
jazz show along with 
alumnus Jacob Penrod. 
DJs were permitted to 
play any type of music 
so long as it complied 
with the station's philo- 
sophy of promoting 
new or under- 
represented artists. ■ 
Photo by Samm Lentz 



Performing his duties as general manager 
of WXJM, junior Nate Marsh adjusts the 
audio levels in the on-air studio. It was 
one of Marsh's main responsibilities to 
power up the station after semester breaks 
and holidays. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

10 a.m. -12 p.m. 


DJ Nick Barbery, a junior, normally came in with a prepared 
list for his independent rock show, but here, after a hectic 
weekend, "I grabbed whatever." Barbery became a D] because, 
"There are no expectations. You can play what you like." 
Taking advantage of WXJM's wide variety of music, his 
show was always different. "I get to hear a ton of good music 
without having to buy it," Barbery said. 



Lee and Jacob, "The Pink Room" 

Senior Lee Lewis and alumnus Jacob Penrod try to make their 
jazz show as random as possible. Often, Penrod mixed it up 
on the turntables while Lewis played two CDs at one time. 
Although they were in the jazz time slot, their show tended 
to be controversial and comical. The duo filled in for other 
DJs when possible. "The more controversial, the more calls, 
which is fun sometimes, but sometimes a pain," said Lewis. 



Kristi Mathews, "Pure Phunk" 

"In Harrisonburg you just don't get exposed to this kind ot 
music," commented junior Kristi Mathews on her ftink/jazz 
show. Although she got several requests, she could rarely 
tulfill them because ol the limited jazz library. Therefore, 
her music usually matched her mood. Being a dreary day, 
she played "rainy jazz music." When asked why she worked 
for WXJM she said, "It's just neat being on the radio." 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 


Cos Richardson, "Before the Whitemon Came" 

"I feel like other DJs are repressed or something. They are 
basically just a puppet," said senior Cas Richardson, referring 
to the limitations that commercial DJs face. During his 
show, Richardson played everything from movie clips to a 
CD "a crazy man gave me on the street." The offbeat nature 
of his show was refleaed by his callers. He was once requested 
to personally sing opera on the air. A WXJM DJ since his 
freshman year, Richardson evolved from a nervous, planned 
puppet to a crazed and innovative DJ. 

6 i^m. - 8 i^m. 


Tim Morris, "I Run the Navy" 

"I only had one caller today ... an inmate at the city jail who 
wanted to hear The Sundays. It doesn't really fit in with my 
format," said senior Tim Morris. Morris wore two hats at 
the station: he was the business manager and DJed a pro- 
gressive rock show. The station received its ftinding from the 
JMU Media Board and private suppon. A marketing major 
and music industry minor, Morris saw WXJM as more 
than just a fun place to work: "It's a learning experience." » 




8 p>.m. - 10 p.m. 


Rob and Matt, "Sports Talk Live" 

Bechtler was back, this time 
with a different job. As a pro- 
ducer for the sports talk show, 
Sports Talk Live, Bechder 
fielded calls from the public, 

watched cues from the show's 

, J J 1 1 Serving as producer of Sports Talk 

hosts and cued sound cards. Live, soptiomore Lewis Bectitler 

As he played a sample sound fields calls from listeners. Bectitler 

. , 1 ■ I ..T^i • . 3lso hosted his own urban music 

card, he explained, This is ^^ow at the station. - Photo by 

what I do when I get creative. Carlton Wolfe 
We just splice sentences from what famous people say and 
come up with some funny stuff." But mistakes happened 
during the show. As the hosts went to a break, Bechder was 
supposed to cue up instrumental music, instead, punk music 
pumped through the station. He quickly recovered with a 
slight blush. ■ In the production studio, the hosts talked 
with women's cross country coach Dave Plinker. "We nor- 
mally get a few calls in every show. There are a few townies 
that always call in, every time." ■ Bechder mentioned one 
particular caller who was an employee at the Joshua Wilton 
House, a bed and breakfast on Main Street. There was even 
talk among the staff about adding a segment to the show 
including him. "He listens while he's closing up for the 
evening and gives us a call. He's a really faithful caller ... never 
misses a show, " said Bechder. » 

1 pjm. - 12 a.m. 


Double J, "Operation Lockdown" 

After producing a show the year before, disc jockey J.J. 
"Double J " Jensen, a senior, spun hip-hop's newest hits on 
his current show. In his third year with the station, Jensen 
also served as the station's urban director. He sat back, 
spinning turntables and CDs as the day came to an end. ■ 

1 Using the turntables in the on-air studio, 
senior J J "Double J" Jensen spins records 
during his hip-hop show. Jensen was one 
of 1 DJs that used vinyl records as part of 
their shows. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

2 Returning a CD to its proper shelf, junior 
Jody Worthington uses the renovated music 
library. The library was part of the Bluestone/ 
WXJM Complex located in Anthony-Seeger 
Hall. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

3 During renovation of the music library, 
stacks of vinyl records were piled along the 
halls of the radio station. Approximately four 
months were spent reorganizing the library. 
■ Photo c/o Nate Marsh 

4 Relaxing after her show, senior Karyn 
Blanco skateboards in the WXJM lounge. 
Blanco was the programming direaor, re- 
sponsible for the coordination of the radio 
station's schedule. ■ Photo c/o Nate Marsh 

WXJM 119 


p^yt^ seniorathletes 


Whether stars, captains 
or supporters, senior 
athletes lead the Dukes 
on and off the courts, 
fields, greens and mats 

why did you choose tennis? I have been 
plaWng tennis since I wa^ five years old ... 
I think I would be lost without it. 
What would you consider as your role 
on the team? I would say I'm the team 
psycho but also like an assistant coach. 
I have a bit of a temper that comes out 
when I play, but at the same time I help 
my teammates do the little things that 
keep everyone in line and on track so 
that we all are successful. 
What have you learned through your 
experience on the team? 1 have learned 
that if you work hard, it does pay off 
and you will succeed. I have also 
learned that everything isn't going to 
be perfect all the time, so you have to 
deal with the imperfections and do the 
best you can. 


Did you suffer any kind of injuries that 
challenged your future in tennis? The 

worst injury I suffered was a herniated 
disk, which sidelined me all fall. I am 
known on my team as the permanent 
injury. I have tendonitis in both knees, 
continuous back spasms; I've torn both 
rotator cuffe, pinched a nerve in my neck, 
had tennis elbow three times, four 
sprained ankles and more blisters than 
1 can count. I think the training room 
has a whole hook on my injuries. 
Do you hope to pursue any aspect of 
tennis alter college? 1 am going to try to 
play some pro tournaments this May in 
Germany, but after that 1 am starting 
my search for a 'real' job. 1 don't think 
I could cut it on the tour, but it will be 
fim to live like a pro for a while. ■ 

Did you start playing tennis here as a 
freshman? 1 did start as a freshman. 1 
had the heart but not the skills. 1 sat 
out for a little while that first year. 
Did you ever find it hard to balance 
tennis and school? It was hardest as a 
freshman. It's still not easy now, but I've 
learned how to make the most of my time. 
What has been the hardest thing to go 
through either in tennis or academics? 
When times suck, they suck all together. 
When 1 wasn't doing well in school, it 
carried onto the coun. It took some time 
to be able to get both under control. 
Did you suffer any kind of injuries that 
challenged your fiiture in tennis? Right 
now I've got a back injury which sucks 
because it's at a time when I feel most 
confident with my game. I've been doing 
rehab for it and will be ready in the spring. 

Do you see yourself as a leader on the 
team? Being one of the seniors, I think 
what I do has bearing on the others. This 
makes me watch what I'm doing during 
praaice because I don't want to slack and 
have the freshmen think that they can 
slack too. 1 believe I was chosen as a cap- 
tain because I am always cheering during 
competition and helping out my other 
teammates when I get a chance. 
What were yoiu- goals/hopes when you 
first started playing tennis here? I had 
high hopes, but not enough game. Over 
the years I've developed a game, but I've 
been hurt during the tall and have only 
the spring to see what's up. 
What have you learned through your 
experience on the team? Ive learned a 
lot as tar as discipline goes, and to get 
what you want you can never give up. ■ 


ss Photo by Melissa Bates 

Sport: soccer; forward 
Hometown: Hogerstown, Md. 
Major: studio art 

Why did you choose soccer and JMU? 

I have always participated in many sports 
throughout my life, but soccer has always 
remained at the top of the list. In terms of 
choosing JMU, I actually transferred here 
my sophomore year. A few things were 
involved in the transfer: first I love the 
location, being near the mountains; and 
second, the success of the women's stxrcer 
team here was also a huge consideration. 
Do you see yourself as a leader on your 
team? I hope that I have somehow helped 
my teanunates in one way or another and 
majhe if vocally I have not been the strong- 
est, then through example of my actions 
I have provided some leadership. 
Do you hope to continue your soccer 
career after college? Yes, I'm looking into 

women's professional leagues overseas. 
What have you learned through your 
experience on the team? ... that playing 
soccer is just half of it. Playing on a team 
has a lot to do with building strong 
friendships with teammates and working 
for each other through the many experi- 
ences college has to offer. 
Have you foimd it hard to balance both 
soccer and school? This is my senior year 
and 1 still haven't found a balance be- 
tween school and soccer. But I seem to 
do better in school during soccer season. 
What has been your most memorable 
moment? The most memorable moment 
is that awesome feeling that goes through 
my entire body when the final whistle 
blows and we have just defeated a team. ■ 

■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 


Why golf at JMU? I started playing golf 
when my family moved to South Carolina 
and we lived on a golf course. I iust 
picked it up and played all through high 
school. 1 chose JMU because it had a 
good reputation and a degree from here 
looks good. Even though I was recruited 
by other schools, I wanted to go to the 
better school so I decided to take my 
chances and walk-on here. 
What have you learned? I have learned 
how to manage rime, my capabiiiries and 
about myself. 
I Do you see yourself as a leader? I see 
myself as a leader but not so much as a 
vocal leader. 1 think the things 1 do and 
the way I act has an influence on the 
younger guys and that is what makes 
me a leader. 

Do you want to pursue golf after college? 
No, not really, I just wanted to go to a 

good school, play a litde golf and see how 
well I could do. I have never thought of 
myself as a potential pro golfer. I want 
to graduate and go to physical therapy 
or medical school. 

What were your goals coming to JMU? 
1 didn't really have any long-term goals. 
There were more short-term goals like 
making the team as a walk-on, playing 
in all the tournaments and improving. 
Has it been hard balancing school and 
golf? Yes, very much so. We spend a lot 
of rime practicing and traveling especially 
since we are a double-season sport. I think 
we travel and practice more than most 
of the other sports. 

Coach's comments: Scott has been a real 
contributor tor our team. He is a solid 
golfer because he has a good all-around 
game and strikes the ball solidly. He also 
shoots low scores which helps the team. ■ 

Sport: golf 

Hometown: Hickory, N.C. 

Major: health sciences and biology 


Photo by Melissa Bates 

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what made you want to wrestle? I ve 
been wrestling since the second grade. I 
transferred here in January 1 997 because 
the school is awesome but also because my 
brother went here and wresded here. He 
was a big influence on me coming here. 
What were you goals coming to JMU? 
Honestly, I didn't really know what to 
expect coming from a bigger wrestling 
program to a smaller one. All 1 really 
wanted to do was bring my style of wrest- 
ling here. 1 don't think many people have 
had the same experiences as I have in 
wrestling and 1 hoped I could bring that 
experience to JMU. At Rider 1 played on 
a Top- 1 wrestling team in the nadon so 1 
know the mentality and work that it 
takes to be on a higher level. 
Have you ever found it hard to balance 
both school and academics? Definitely. 
I think any student adJete would tell you 
the same thing, but sometimes it's even 
harder because we practice at 6:30 a.m., 
which makes for a very long day. People 
always tell us to put school first but that 
isn't always easy when you travel so much. 

What have you learned through your 
experience on the team? Leadership skills; 
when 1 transferred here 1 was made captain 
right away. 1 think 1 had a lot of experience 
and knowledge and that is why the coach 
made me a captain. 1 also learned time- 
management skills and a hard work ethic. 
What was your most memorable mo- 
ment? Leading the team to its first ever 
state championship and state conference 
ride. It was my first year wrestling here, we 
were a small, unknown team and unex- 
peaed to vrin, so it was nice when we did. 
What has been the hardest thing to go 
through in your career? Transfering was 
probably the hardest thing, but more aca- 
demically than athletically. I lost 18 credits 
when 1 transferred so I'm repeating classes 
I've already taken, which is frustrating. 
Athletically, the transition wasn't as hard 
because my brother was here at the time 
so I knew a lot of the guys on the team. 
Do you hope to pursue wrestling after 
college? I'd love to coach. I want to get a 
teaching degree and coach and teach at 
the high school level. ■ 

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What have you learned through your 
experience on the team? I ve learned 
communication and attitude are the 
key to successful relationships. 
What has been the hardest thing to go 
through? Balancing school and fencing 
is the challenge. Sometimes it's really 
hard to keep focused on practice and 
competition, but in the end it's worth 
the effort that I put into the sport. 
Do you see yourself as a leader? As cap- 
tain, 1 have to set a good example for 
those around me, including my team- 
mates. 1 think I am a respectable person 
and that makes me a respectable leader. 
Do you hope to continue with fencing 
after college? I may participate in the 
USFA (United States Fencing Associa- 
tion) after college, but after eight years 
in this sport 1 am probably going to take 
some time off. 

What were your goals coming to JMU 
and the fencing team? As tar as joining 
the team, my goals and expectations were 
to have fun and improve in fencing. 1 
think I have achieved both. 
Did you get a lot of playing time? 
Freshman year through senior year, 1 got 
plenty of fencing time on the strip. My 
coach is really good about making time 
for everyone to get into competitions 
and to travel with the team. 
Coach's comments: Laura has been a 
great athlete for a coach to have for four 
years. Her steady demeanor and excellent 
work ethic have made my job easier b\' 
inspiring her teammates to work harder 
and be positive. Her maturity has made 
our relauonship as coach and athlete that 

Sport: fencing; foil 
Hometown: Rockoway, N.J. 
Major: art education 

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Photo by Carlton Wolfe 


■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

Sport: gymnastics 
Hometown: Yorktown, Va. 
Major: health sciences 

What made you choose gymnastics? I 

have been a gymnast since I was five, 1 
knew that I wanted to be on the team 
but didn't know if I was good enough. I 
walked-on and loved the team and coach 
from the very beginning. 
What have you learned through your 
experience on the team? Cooperation, 
compromise and a positive attitude are 
all parts of teamwork and group unity. 
Did you ever find it hard to balance 
school and spon? I really don't find it 
hard to balance school and sport. Since 
I have always done gymnastics, I am used 
to prioritizing my schedule. When I go to 
practice and have a set schedule, I find 
it easier to get studying done. 
WoiJd you like to pursue your sport 

after college? After college youi gymna- 
stics career is pretty much over, except 
for coaching. 1 have coached at my gym 
at home for sometime and would like to 
continue after school. I definitely would 
love to work as a physical therapist in a 
sports-related environment. 
■What was the hardest thing that you had 
to deal wdth? The hardest thing was the 
bad luck that oiu- team had my sophomore 
year. Our assistant coach was in a bad car 
accident. The list of player injuries went 
on and on; ever)'one seemed really dowTi. 
A memorable moment? Being part of 
the gymnasucs team has been something 
1 will never forget. 'When 1 finally do walk 
out of the gym for the last time, I will 
know I did my best and gave my all. ■ 

Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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Cf^y*^ I seniorathletes 

Sport: soccer; center fullback 

Hometown: Clifton, Vo. 

Major: health services administration 

What made you choose soccer? I have 
been playing soccer since I was four and 
just kept with it. I was successful as a yoimg 
player and telt 1 could play Division I. 
What made you decide to come to JMU? 
I actually transferred to JMU from UVA 
my sophomore year because I loved every- 
thing about JMU. The atmosphere here 
is very friendly and outgoing and 1 fit in 
much better than when I was at UVA. 
What have you learned through your 
experience on the team? 1 have learned 
that the best team doesn't always win and 
that if you lead people will follow; for 
example, with intensity or your work ethic. 
What is your most memorable moment 
playing soccer for JMU? My most mem- 
orable moment came my senior year 
when we beat UVA for the first time ever. 
It was especially great because I used to 
go there and we were the underdog. 
Did you have to deal with any adversity? 
One ot the hardest things I had to deal 

with was the fiiCT that I didn't start or play 
much my sophomore year. My freshman 
year 1 started and played in every game so 
it was hard for me to sit on the bench 
when 1 knew I could be out there playing. 
My confidence went down and so did my 
enthusiasm. Thanks to friends and family 
I was able to build up my confidence and 
earn a starting position my junior year. 
Have you foimd it hard to balance soccer 
and school? Traveling a lot and practicing 
every day took up a lot of my time. How- 
ever, it taught me that 1 had to manage 
my time properly in order to be successfiil 
in the classroom as well as on the field. 
Do you see yourself as a team leader ? 
1 feel that I became more of a leader my 
senior year. As a senior, it is your duty to 
lead those around you. Younger team- 
mates really look up to you. I felt that 1 
communicated well with my teammates 
and that 1 picked them up and encour- 
aged them when needed. ■ 

Photo by Melissa Bates: 


Sport: gymnastics 


Washington, D.C. 

Major: mathematics 

What made you decide to choose gym- 
nastics and JMU? I've been a gymnast 
since 1 was seven and competing since I 
was nine, so it has always been a big part 
of my life. It just seemed namral to con- 
tinue in college. I chose JMU because the 
gymnastics and academics seemed like 
a good fit for me, and it wasn't too far, or 
too close to home. 

What have you learned through exper- 
iences on the team? ... teamwork. In 
college gymanstics, the top six on each 
event compete for the team. This means 
sometimes you have to sacrifice what you 
want for what is best for the team. It 
also means that your attitude affects the 
team and the team's performance. If 
you're not having the best day, it's impor- 
tant to be there tor your teammates and 
encourage them, so they're not pulled 
down or you. 

Do you see yourself as a leader? Not so 
much as an active leader, but more of a 



Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

leader by example. I realize that the fresh 
men and underclassmen look to up the 
seniors, and that it is my job to stress the 
importance of school and to show them 
what it means to be a part of our team. 
■What was the hardest thing you had to 
deal with? Coming back after my knee 
surgery my senior year of high school. 1 
just was just starting to get back into gym-1 
nasties when I came to JMU as a fresh-i 
man. I was in a new situation with a new 
team and 1 was scared. 
What was your most memorable mo- 
ment? My most memorable moment was 
our ECAC conference championship m\ 
sophomore year. It was a home meet 
and there were more screaming fens in 
Godwin than we've ever had. We had 
been plagued by injuries that year, and 
were lucky to have six healthy people to 
compete on each event. We had an awe 
some meet and really proved the strengtf 
of our team after such a rough season. ■ 


Sport: archery; men's compound 

Hometown: Eorlysville, Va. 

Major: English 

What made you choose archery? I've 
been shooting a bow for a really long 
time, it was always something to do that 
helped ease my mind. 
Why did you decide to come to JMU? 
1 talked to my coach. Bob Ryder, and he 
encouraged me to come shoot hete. Other- 
wise I might have ended up at UVA. 
What have you learned through your 
experience on the team? I think mental 
toughness is one ttait that comes with 
shooting archery on a competitive level. 
What is your most memorable moment 
playing your sport for JMU? My fresh- 
man year at nationals at Texas A&M, my 
team came close to knocking off the top- 
ranked Aggies squad, and it came down 
to the last few arrows. Definitely one of 
the most intense shoots I have ever been 
to, even though we lost. 
Do you hope to pursue any aspect of 
archery after college? 1 will always shoot 
archery. It's one of those things I will 
never be able to put it away for very long. 
But, I've found that in atchery. like so 
many other things, the race is most often 
with yourself, not the competition. 
What would you consider yoiu role on 
the team? I'm team captain — above all 
other things. Then, maybe I'm just one 
of the guys, but I always come back to 
the idea that I want to watch out for them 
as best 1 can. 

Did you suffer any kind of injiu'ies that 
challenged your future in archery? 
Yes, I dislocated my left shoulder lifting 
weights, just befote nationals my sopho- 
more year. I went through a lot of rehab 
to get it back together, but 1 did question 
if I would ever again be 100 percent. ■ 

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Sharing his testimony, guest speal<er Danny 
Henderson, Primetime pastor of McLean 
Bible Church, addresses members of Inter- 
Varsity at their large group meeting. At each 
large group, a speaker shared his or her test- 
imony through which they encouraged and 
challenged members to examine and think 
about their faith. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Sophomore Jake Adams spent most of his ' 
and Sunday nights in Taylor Hall hopefullvlji 
arrival of a curious soul. He wasn't there ti^mg to convince 
anyone of some new belief or to donate money to his cause. 
He just wanted to talk. As president of the Baha'i Associa- 
tion, Adams was always looking to share the happiness his 
faith provided him. "This is what 
I had been looking for my entire 
life," he said, "I knew I could live 
by these beliefs." 

On a large and diverse cam- 
pus, Adams wasn't the only person 
eager to share his faith. With over 
1 8 different religious organizations, 
students had many opportunities 
to become spiritually involved. 

One of the largest groups on 
campus was Catholic Campus 
Ministry, with approximately 4,000 
participants. In addition to attend- 
ing weekly Mass, many students 
dedicated their time to other acti- 
vities such as volimteering at local soup kitchens, Bible smdies 
and alternative spring break trips to Philadelphia and Oaxaca, 
Mexico. "I think a big part of our strength is just the sheer 
number of people involved and the wide breadth of diff- 
erent activities we do," said CCM student campus minister 
Mike Rodihan, a senior. 

But a large following wasn't the only thing that made 
a religious group strong, as seen by the Lutheran Student 
Movement. With 20 members, this group was comparable 
to any of its larger counterparts with a choir group and 
weekly worship dinners where all the members came together 
to talk about their faith. "The intimacy of our small group 
helps us learn about one another better and strengthen our 
spiritual path," said president Paige Pitsenberger, a senior. 
Not all groups were structured into specific denomi- 
nations. Groups like InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, 

Reflecting in the quiet hallway of Miller Hall, 
junior Pete Ferrara reads from his Bible. 
Ferrara participated in InterVarsity, an inter- 
faith Christian fellowship, that held weekly 
meetings in Miller. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Campus Crusade for Christ, and Brothers and Sisters in 
Christ (B.A.S.I.C.) took students from all different Christian 
denominations and brought them together in a social setdng. 
"Our goal is to reach out to the campus," said InterVarsity 
president Amanda Schmitt, a senior. And that's exactly 
what the group tried to do with their guest speakers, dinners 
and talent acts. "There are social aspects," she added, "but 
the activities are also well-grounded." 

Donna and Tom Parish of B.A.S.I.C. didn't have the 
dme to meet on a regular basis with their members, but they 
tried to have lunch every once in a while to check up on 
how their students were doing. It gave them a chance to 
share their faith without the coordinating of busy sched- 
ules for weekly meetings. 

While most of the university's groups had a Christian 
focus, several other religions were also present on campus. 
In addition to the Baha'i Association and the Muslim 
Student Association, the Hillel Counselorship was a very 
popular group amongst the Jewish community. By organi- 
zing religious holiday events such as a Rosh Hashanah 
Dinner and campus-wide events like Holocaust Remem- 
brance Day, the group supported their spiritual faith even 
when they seemed so outnumbered. "I would like QMU] 
to be a bit more diverse," added Hillel president Tammy 
Bercowitz; however, she didn't let the small size of her 
group diminish her strong beliefs. 

Even with a multitude of religious organizations, 
there were still some nonbelievers. A significant amount 
of students couldn't say whether or not they believed in a 
higher power. "I'm not definitely saying there isn't a 
God," said senior Michael Johnson. "I just haven't been 
convinced yet." 

Well if it was convincing he needed, Johnson or any 
of his other fellow nonbelievers couldn't complain that 
there weren't enough places for them to talk about their 
spiritual confusion. All they had to do was drop by Taylor 
on any Wednesday or Sunday night; Jake Adams was happy 
to get into a discussion on faith. ■ 


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Spending a moment in quiet reflection, 
sophomore Julie Weist and freshman 
Kristen Statires pray together at a gather- 
ing of Campus Crusade for Christ. CCC's 
primary gathering was Primetime, held 
every Thursday evening in the PC Ballroom. 
■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Worshipping God through song, mem- 
bers of Catholic Campus Ministry's Folk 
Group host their third annual Music Work- 
shop at the CCM House on South Main 
Street. The state-wide workshop brought 
together students from other colleges and 
universities to talk about the role of music 
at their campus ministries. ■ Photo by 
Kirstin Reid 

At a candlelight vigil in opposition to the 
death penalty, junior Elizabeth Cox, soph- 
omore Mike Masto and juniors Nancy 
Condon and Ken Ong join in a prayer for 
both the condemned and their victims. 
Condon was a leader of Respect Life, a Peace 
and Social Justice committee of Catholic 
Campus Ministry, which held prayerful vigils 
during executions. ■ Photo c/o Kevin Kostic 



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a night at the 

Getting to the theater early allows these moviegoers 
their choice of seats and some time to catch up with 
friends. In addition to movies sponsored by UPB, 
Grafton-Stovall Theatre also played host to other 
campus events such as small concerts and perfor- 
mances, orientation activities and religious gatherings. 
■ Photo by Todd Grogan 


From original 
art cinemas 
to the premiere 
of "Dogma," 
Theatre offers 
something for 

Modernized movie theaters are missing the picture. 
Audiences are stadium-sat and overcharged for glorified 
food passed off as dinner, while shown rehashed plots andi 
cliched characters, only with sharper pictures and a Dolby 
certified sonic boom. 

However, there existed an alternative on campus to all 
this remodeling, and one needn't worry about parking. Tht 
bike rack was always empty. Grafton-Stovall Theatre was 
our friendly cinematic savior. 

Built in 1978, Grafton-Stovall originated as a lecture 
auditorium. By year's end, they began showing movies orl 
Sundays. Dr. James Ruff, professor of English, had been 
showing films in Wilson Hall and Harrison Hall, but was 
excited for the new venue. "As soon as Grafton-Stovall 
was built, we moved the film study course there." 

And time moved on, technology changed. With all the 
improvements in film and sound, Grafton-Stovall's equip 
ment became obsolete. 

Dr. Charles Turner, professor of the School of Media 
Arts and Design, recalled the technological drought. "Th 
screen was offset, not hung direcdy facing the projector. This 
meant that the film could only be in focus on isolated 
parts of the screen." 

In 1995 Grafton-Stovall underwent a massive interio 
facelift. In 1998, audiences began to experience Dolby 
Pro-Logic sound, powered through 1 5 separate speakers. 

Grafton-Stovall offered a wide variety of movies, 
ranging from art cinemas to blockbusters, and the free 
Sunday movies offered a quiet conclusion to the week. 
"What better way to celebrate than to see a movie ... 
free," said "Grafton-activist" Tom Hummel, a senior. 

"I'm a Woody Allen freak!" screamed senior Tamar 
Anitai. "When they played four or five Woody Allen film: 
one week, I made sure I saw each and every one." 

Grafton-Stovall also occasionally featured movies 
followed by an appearance from the director. In recent year,! 
Spike Lee, John Waters and Kevin Smith spoke to jam 
packed auditoriums. 

In October, Grafton-Stovall premiered Smith's latei 
films, "Dogma, " a week before its national release date. Stu 
dents responded in full force, swamping the theater with jj,. 
almost double the seadng capacity of 610. Senior Matt Stalq 
director of cinematic events for the University Program 
Board, had volunteers guard the exterior doors and even 
requested campus cadets tor crowd control. At 9 p.m., theate 
volunteers began handing out tickets. By 9:30 the show wa 
sold out. Staley wasn't surprised. "WTien I walked by th( 
theater at 5 p.m., there were already two guys waiting in line. 

Yet Grafton-Stovall doesn't limit itself to professiona i^^^ 
film. On April 10, 1996, the first-annual Student Film 
Fest was held in the cramped space of Taylor Down Undo (j. 
The next year the festival expanded and moved to Grafto: j. 
Stovall. The 1999 festival featured the largest number o: ^ 






iW ibmissions to date, with so many animation entries that 
rganizers had to separate entries into two judged categories: 
limation and hve action. 

The irony is that, despite Grafton-Stovall's popularity, 
fM le theater consistently lost money each week. 

"The average price to show a film runs $600-$ 1200," 
ias id senior Matt Parowsid. "Luckily we're subsidized through 
Mi le UPB, which is good, because otherwise we wouldn't 
here at all." 
The current trend in movie watching became one of big 
SI J adium-seat armchairs, two pounds of gourmet popcorn, 
fici ottled mineral water and perhaps a dollop of chocolate 
: nJfl lousse to celebrate the happy ending. This spawned an 
(,r0 pswing of hybrid theaters that have become multi-leveled, 
-tctoi irawling malls of their own, such as the new Regal Cinemas 

complex located on University Boulevard, which offered 14 
different theaters and an extensive snack bar. 

Judging a money driven commercial theater against 
the likes of student-driven, student- run Grafiron-Stovall is 
perhaps unfair. However, if there is a question of how good 
a theater is — its general integrity — one cannot ignore the 
splendor of Grafton-Stovall Theatre. "On campus, where 
else can one raise a ruckus on a regtJar basis? Grafton-Stovall 
has an atmosphere unlike any other place in Harrisonburg, 
movie theater or not," said Parowski. 

Selection, superb sound, beautiful projection, cheap 
tickets and the casual spontaneity of a college campus made 
Grafton-Stovall Theatre a real coup amidst the multiplexing 
of America. And there was even fresh-popped popcorn for 
only 50 cents. Suddenly stadium seating didn't seem so hot. ■ 

From left: Senior Marty Anderson, director 
of hospitality for UPB, awaits the onslaught of 
movie-goers at the showing of "Star Wars: 
Episode One, The Phantom Menace." Fifteen 
minutes later, Anderson was greeted by 
hundreds of Star Wars fanatics, excited by 
the $2 ticket price. ■ Built in the 1 978, 
Grafton-Stovall Theatre's dated decor carried 
a mystique that newer theaters lacked. Unlike 
the modern stadium-seat multiplex , Grafton- 
Stovall was devoted to one screen, one 
theater and 610 seats. ■ In addition to the 
cheap tickets, popcorn is for sale for only 
50 cents. Despite the theater's popularity 
and success, it consistently lost money. 
Fortunately for students, the movies shown 
were subsidized through UPB. ■ Located 
between the Phillips Center and Warren and 
Taylor Halls, Grafton-Stovall Theatre was 
originally intended to be a lecture hall, but 
it was used as the campus movie venue. 
■ Photos by Todd Grogan 

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M'ier throwing candy to speaators, 
junior Kristine Tunney catches up to 
the oth«U|||||||iKOf the Homecomir>g 
Student Spirit Committee as they lead 
the Homecoming Parade pan the CiSAT 
Computer Science Building to Godwin 
Hall, Initiated by the comminee in an 
effort to strengthen school spirit, Friday nighf s 
Homecoming Parade reinstate-* ''' " "" — 


comes to an end, freshman Stacey Ari 

'-■j;i5 the ^fowd in celebration of the 

dskies. ■ Direaor Keith Cook, a 

■.'ie Contemporary Gospel Singers 

jnnual Homecoming concert on Satur- 

■!i,io^^ ■ fi.ii of school Spirit, junior 

)on Clapp and Matt 

.,., ;>lay their school 

spiiU throuo- -i faces and bodies. 

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a free ride on- •'•llnii? 

Duke Dog h. ■•!■.: 

marched wnintK' Maois. no 

parade which tjcgan at C , .ind 

•.■nded at Godwin Hall. ■ Alpha Kappa Alpha 
sorority. Inc., performs in the annual Home- 
coming Stepshow on Saturday night. ■ Photos 
by Laura Greco. Todd Gtogan. Gun o Jessica 
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homecoming '99 

Top photo: Raising spirit among the speaators, 
Alpha Phi sisters Qndy Parekh and Jen Chidley, both 
seniors, and junior Katie Szymona participate in the 
Homecoming Parade. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 
Bottom photo: As noted by the small crown resting 
on the "99," "Purple Reign" was the Homecoming 
theme. Activities included the Talent Jam, the Annual 
Pre-Game Godwin Field Festival and the Home- 
coming Stepshow. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Top photo: Duke Dog demonstrates his strength 
after the football team scores another touchdown 
in the 48-1 4 win over UConn. It was tradition that 
a cheerleader did push-ups every time the Dukes 
scored. • Photo by Carlton Wolfe 
Bottom photo: In a field goal attempt against 
Connecticut junior quarterback John DeFilippo 
prepares to hold for sophomore placekicker Mike 
Glover. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

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Ready for "Purple Reign," senior Jeremy 
D'Errico spreads some cheer during the 
Homecoming Parade. The parade route 
was lined with spectators from the 
College Center to Godwin Hall. ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 

Zeta Beta Tau brothers aren't afraid to show 
some skin to entertain the crowd and 
demonstrate their spirit. Even though the 
weather did not support their attire, their 
enthusiasm withstood the cold. ■ Photo 
by Melissa Bates 

The varsity cheerleading team pumps up 
the crowd through cheers, acrobatics and 
pyramid formations. The team also pre- 
pared for competition at the National 
Cheerleading Association Nationals, held 
in Daytona, Fla. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

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From the Coj^ecoroting Contest to body ppr™fng, from the a ccppella 

coTtcert to the Homecoming Stepsh»w, students show their school spirit 

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Making his game debut, freshman 
walk-on quarterback Mike Connelly 
prepares to take a snap from center. 
In his college debut, Connelly rushed 
for a total of 120 yards, leading the 
Dukes to victory over the Huskies. ■ 
Photo by Melissa Bates 

Singing vi^ith the all-female a 
cappella group the BluesTones, 
senior HeleneWaligora performs 
her solo on the steps of Wilson 
Hall during the concert, Sunset 
on the Quad. The Tuesday night 
concert also featured Exit 245, 
Note-oriety and the Overtones. 
■ Photo by Allison Serkes':-'. 

Leading the pack during the 
Homecoming Parade, junior 
Casey Quinn, sophomore 
Janine Klein and senior Andrea 
Taliaferro proudly show off their 
automobile as part of the Car 
Decorating Contest. Quinn's 
car received first prize, which 
entitled her to an all-zone par- 
king pass for the fall semester. 
■ Photo by Terrence Nowlin 

A mini bottle of Malibu Rum discarded on 
the track at Bridgeforth Stadium serves as 
evidence of Homecoming fun for many 
students. Alcohol was not allowed inside the 
stadium, but a few fans brought beverages 
to the game. ■ Photoby Kirstin Reid 

Local graphic artist Mark Powell prepares 
a young fan for the big game. Signs by 
Matt, located on Neff Avenue, set up tem- 
porary locations on Godwin Field for pre- 
game events throughout the season. ■ 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 





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Joining senior TamarAnltai on the stairs, seniors 
Nicole Gianturco, Abi Miller and Brandt Zeigler 

interrupt Anitai's phone conversation. The house 
occupied by the seven seniors was enormous; 
ocassionally, the occupants even discovered a 
closet or door previously unnoticed. Photo 
by Todd Grogan 


'Old South High Street 
was a road littered with dozens of unique homes — the Pi House, the 
Barn House and the Spaghetti House. Yet one that stood out, 
particiJarly at night, was the Crayola House. 

One night in September, two neighbors were surprised as 
they glanced at the house. Senior Amanda Anderson had decor- 
ated each of the ten windows in her bedroom with different 
colors of febric. From outside, Anderson's bedroom lights filtered 
through the fabric reminding passers-by of a box of Crayola 
crayons. The name stuck, and Anderson soon hung a banner 
over the front door proclaiming it "The Crayola House." 

Yet the colorful appearance was only one of the house's 
many unique aspects. Built before 1950, the residence had six 
bedrooms of all shapes and sizes and rwo full-service kitchens. 
Occasionally, the occupants even discovered a new closet or 
door they never knew was there. 

The house was shared by seven seniors: Amanda Anderson, 
Tamar Anitai, Todd Grogan, Nicole Gianturco, Abi Miller, 
Laura Serico and Brandt Zeigler. During the spring semester, 
junior Anna Mitchell took the place of Anitai, who graduated in 
December. Perhaps their most interesting trait was that they were all 
vegetarians, with the exception of Gianturco. In fact, the 
majority of residents who lived nearby were also vegetarians. In 
mid-September, the Crayola House held a poduck dinner tor the 
neighborhood and the only meat dish served was tuna salad. 

The roommates also had very colorful personalities. 
Anderson, a biology major, who lived in the renovated greenhouse 
nicknamed "The Rainbow Room," loved to immerse herself in color 
and nature. Along with the colorful pieces of fabric draped across her 
windows, her room was decorated with images of nature and vibrant 
colors. Even her clothes, bandannas, and socks reflected her 
passion for color. "She always wanted to live in a room of colors," 
said Grogan. 

Zeigler lived in a room so small that there was only space 
for a mattress on the floor and very litde else. His room also 
had the only working television in the house. . . vwth a five-inch 
screen. Miller lived in a room over the back porch, accessible by a 
door in the upstairs kitchen so oddly positioned that you literally had 
to climb through. Because her room had no heat, she would often 
camp out in Gianturco's bedroom, nicknamed "The Italian Room," 
because it was decorated with imported Italian fiimiture. 

"This house is very random," said Grogan referring to the 
roonmiates' different personalities. "You could come at midnight 
and no one would be here. " Yet like a box of crayons, though the 
individuals were different, they fit together perfectly. 

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Located on Old South High Street, the Crayola 
House was named following senior Amanda 
Anderson's decision to decorate the windows 
of her room. The residence housed seven students 
who were all vegetarians with the exception 
of Nicole Gianturco. Photo by Todd Grogan 

A red couch offers residents Nicole 
Gianturco, Amanda Anderson and 
Todd Grogan a comfortable spot 
for relaxing. Anderson's bed- 
room windows give the house its 
name. Previously used as a green- 
house, her room had 10 windows 
which she covered with colored 
sheets. Photos by Todd Grogan 

Senior Brandt Zeigler sits at his desk, 
which occupies nearly half of his tiny 
room. Although Zeigler lived in the 
smallest room, he owned the only 
working television, with a five-inch 
screen. Photo by Todd Grogan 

Houses: The Crayola House 


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"Would you like the drier 1997 vintage or the 1998?" 
asked Theresa Simmons as she quickly took orders from 
the eager crowd. Behind the table, purple-shirted workers 
bustled back and forth, retrieving bottles from huge vats 
of ice and speedily popping the corks. For nine hours 
straight on Saturday, October 2, the employees sponsored 
the Fourth Annual Landwirt Vineyard Wine Festival. 

Nestled in the rolling farm land of Harrisonburg, the 
Landwirt Vineyard was one of nv^^Mucers of wine in the 
Shenandoah Valley. The festivals, whicn were held twice 
a year, were open to all ages. Bands such as The Franklin 
Newton Quanet, West Water Street, T.J. Johnson, Virginia 
Coalition and Ki:Theory provided the entertainment for the 
fall event while Calhoun's Restaurant and Brewery, * "'gjr^u 
Pizza and Brooklyn Delicatessen fed the hungry crowd. 

' Kickiri^ c(ft at 3 p.m., 

the festival ran until 
midnight and required 
a $5 admission fee. 
Hundreds of students 
armed with blankets, 
Frisbees and full wallets 
found seats on a hill 
that formed a natural 

The Landwirt Vineyard offers eight kinds auditorium to watch 

of wines.The 1 998 vintage of Riesling was 

one of the favorites at the festival.The the bands. 

Cabernet Sauvignon ran out haihvay -j ^^^^^^ ^ taste the 

through the day. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

various wines of the area 

while spending an enjoyable day in the sun," senior Jenn 

Sacra .said. Junior Steve Harris (continued on p. 187) 



Getting away from the festival crowd, two 
students find an area of the vineyard to 
enjoy the sunset. The Landwirt Wine Festival 
was a welcomed change from the weekend 
parties. Photo by Todd Grogan 

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Sitting on the hillside, festival-goers have 
a perfect view/ of the bands.The rolling hills 
of the vineyard were well-suited for the 
outdoor festival. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

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Students enjoy good conversation and 
good wine while congregating on a warm 
October evening. The Landwirt Vineyard 
provided plastic recycling bins as benches 
for resting. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

Owner Gary Simmons reaches into a tub 
of wine bottles before uncorking the 
bottles for customers. For an additional 
dollar, customers purchased Landwirt 
wineglasses." Photo by Todd Grogan 





Some participants feel the tiring effects of 
the wine long before the nine-hour festival 
ends. An alternative way to socialize and 
celebrate with friends, the Landwirt Wine 
Festival began at 3 p.m. and ended at 
midnight. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 



Waiting in line to purchase bottles, students 
were in the majority at the wine festival. 
Wine prices ranged from S 1 to $ 1 6 and 
samples were available for tasting. ■ Photo 
by Todd Grogan 


[continued from p. 138) » simply wanted to enjoy the drinking 
and good music. 

The bands each played long sets of music and enjoyed 
the attention of a field full of people. The large and spirited 
audience was quick to sing along and dance to the music. 

"I think it's great because everyone gets to come out 
and support the music they like. It's a good opportunity 
for local musicians to show their stuff," said sophomore 
Sam Wilson, a guitarist for the jazz group The Franklin 
Newton Quartet. 

Senior Franklin Newton, who led the group, was equally 
thrilled with the festival. "There's no bad vibes, it's straight- 
up fun, they (Landwirt Vineyard) get my vote!" 

Being a wine connoisseur was not necessary to appreciate 
what the vineyard had to offer. 

"I don't know anything about wine, but I love it!" said 
senior Jenny Walker. The vineyard, owned by Gary and 
Theresa Simmons, offered eight diflFerent types of wine. The 
majority of students preferred Montevideo, a blush wine, 
that ran out halfway through the evening, and a dry white 
wine called Riesling. The prices ranged from $10 to $16 per 
botde and wineglasses were provided for an additional dollar. 

"We've owned the vineyard since 1982 but the winery 
has only been open since 1996," explained Theresa Simmons 
as she popped open a bottle. 

Even former students in the Virginia area returned to 
attend their second or third festivals. 1999 graduate 
William Jerome Miller felt that he just couldn't escape 
college life at the festival. "It has two of the three necessities 
for a good time: drugs (wine), and rock 'n' roll ... the sex, 
haven't seen any of that yet!" said Miller. 

Kris Johnson, also a 1999 graduate, called the festival 
a bonding experience you never do in college. Partygoers 
agreed that the festival was a welcome change from the 
standard keg party. 

The pink sun that fell into the green landscape of the 
valley awed many students. Evening brought with it cooler 
temperatures, but the fun continued. Students wrapped in 
blankets settled down to enjoy the music, wine and com- 
pany of a huge party under the stars. ■ 

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she s got 

Iter four years, eight broken 
records and numerous awards, 
Megan Riley is one of the top 
lacrosse players in the NCAA 

Lets Stan off with a little analogy quiz, okay? Michael 

Jordan : basketball :: : lacrosse. Not exactly 

an easy question, right? Wrong. Unless you've had your head 
in the sand while attending JMU, the first name that should 
come to mind is Megan Riley. "Megan who?" All right, 
pay attention. There might be another quiz at the end. 

Lacrosse, n. A game played by two teams using a small 
ball and long-handled sticks with netted pockets. Sounds 
simple enough, really. Wrong again. In a battle that relies 
on skill, speed, strength and communication, lacrosse is 
anything but a game. And Riley is anyone but your average 
lacrosse player. Dominating almost every category and 
setting eight school records, Riley has not only made a name 
for herself, she's made a name for JMU lacrosse — a name 
that is feared in the Colonial Athletic Association. 

Enter Loyola. In the CAA Championship on April 
18, 1999, Riley made history. 

With just over six minutes remaining in the first half, 
Riley blasted her 140th career goal setting a new university 
record. Scoring five other goals in the game and acquiring 
three assists helped earn her the CAA (continued on p. 144) » 

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Megan Riley 143 

she's got 

\continned from p. 143) ■■ Most Valuable Player. The team 
asily defeated Loyola 17-6, securing the CAA Championship. 
fwo years after winning her first CAA championship, Riley 
eflected, "The first one was probably the most memorable 
pecause it was the first, but the second one was nice, too." 

But before Riley even decided to play lacrosse in college, 
[he had to make a difficult decision early on in her life. In 
he sixth grade, in addition to showing a promising future 
n lacrosse, Riley was a talented Softball player. Riley's father 
vas adamant towards her continuing her Softball career, 
helieving that she had a better chance to earn a scholarship 
Is a Softball player, but Riley's passion was lacrosse. The 
pme was fast paced and more appealing to her. As a younger 
player, she loved to attack and score, experiencing a thrill 
In firing a shot passed the goalie. It was this passion that con- 
inced her to concentrate on lacrosse. Her father supponed 
;he decision as Riley continued to excel at the high school 
'vel. As a member of the 1995 U.S. Under- 19 World Cup 
junner-up team, a two-time high school Ail-American, and 
three-time All-Coimty and All-Metro team member, Riley 
(vas destined to continue to play lacrosse at the collegiate level. 
Coach Jennifer Ulehla credits Riley with "putting JMU 
lacrosse on the map and building the lacrosse program. She's 
|)ne of the best athletes I recruited to this university. " Riley's 
decision to play here was certainly not iincalculated, however. 
k.eceiving offers from Loyola, the University of Maryland, 
nd Vanderbilt University, she chose JMU because she felt 
le program was going to continue to build, and she wanted 
good school that kept getting better. Riley was aware that 
Ihe lacrosse team had a new coach, but she was confident 
In Ulehla's experience and the direction in which the team 
Jvas moving. 

Her teammates needed no further evidence to assure 
Inem that Riley was one of the greatest lacrosse players 
Ihey've ever seen. Sophomore Michelle Zurfluh saw Riley 

; a leader and role model, especially since they shared the 
lame position at attack. "Megan taught me so much about 
lacrosse it is unbelievable. She wouldn't necessarily take me 
lo the side and show me a move, but she would encourage 
Ine to try it and to follow her example. She was so much 
1 to watch that you wanted to duplicate almost every shot 
Ihat she took, and as an attacker, that was a challenge," 
laid Zurfluh. The shot that Zurfluh described was Riley's 
l:laim to fame, which no other player in the nation had. 
ICnown by her coach, teammates, and even opponents as 
Ihe "Riley Riser," it was one of the most difficult shots to 
defend because of its ability to start low in the air and 

literally rise up to the corners of the goal. Riley poetical! 
fired her "Riley Riser" against Loyola to break the team 
record for goals. 

But despite Riley's performance and the team's efforts, 
the lacrosse team encountered its fair share of disappoint- 
ments. Facing the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Cham- 
pionships, the Lady Dukes took the field with confidence 
after abusing the Blue Devils 1 5-6 during a scrimmage earlier 
in the year. "The loss to Duke was an entire team let down, 
Riley included. Everyone was responsible for losing," coach 
Ulehla said. 

Riley agreed, "We should have won — we were winning at 
haUtime, and we just didn't come out to play the second half" 

For the senior, that was her final game, but Ulehla said 
Riley "learned a lot from that experience with Duke, and 
is entering the U.S. National era of her life where she will 
continue to grow." 

With a player like Riley, it 
seemed as if there was nothing left 
for a coach to teach at the collegiate 
level. But that wasn't the case, 
according to coach Ulehla. Since 
she arrived, "Riley has grown 
immensely. She's a more complete 
player. At midfield, she worked 
on her ability to run the field. 
She's in the best shape of her fife. 
She moves the ball, creates an 
attack, especially when double- 
and triple-teamed." Riley worked 
on strengthening her nondominant 
hand which became almost as 
strong as her right hand. She also 
improved her ability to move and 

Her effort over four years 
definitely paid off Individually, 
Riley was ranked number nine 
nationally and accumulated a 

significant number of awards and achievements which in- 
cluded the Brine/rWLCA All-Ajnerica first team and All- 
South region first team. College Lacrosse USA Preseason 
All-America first team. Most Valuable Player of the North/ 
South Senior All-Star Game, CAA Player of the Year, All- 
CAA first team, CAA Tournament Most Valuable Player, 
JMU Female Athlete of the Year and the JMU Lacrosse 
Team's Most Valuable Player, {continued on p. 146) » 

'Riley has 

grown immensely. 
She's a more 

complete player ... 

She's in the best shape 

of her life. " 

» coach 
Jen Ulehla 

Resperted throughout the CAA and NCAA, 
Megan Riley was a threat to every oppo- 
nent's defense and was never underesti- 
mated. Opponents usually double- and 
triple-teamed Riley to slow down her attack. 
■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

Megan Riley 145 


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Giving sophomore Michelle Zurfluh (15) a 
high five, senior Megan Riley (14) celebrates 
a win with teammates junior Julie Weiss 
(22) and sophomore -mv Bre.-. (6). Riley 
was honored as JMU's Female Athlete of 
the Year and the teams Most Valuable 
Player in 1999. ■ Photo c/o Sports Media 


\ Season goals 52 

Season points 41 
Seoson shots on goal 156 
. Season shots on goal avg. 8.21 

Career goals 151 

Career assists 109 

Career points 260 

honors and awards 

U.S. Development Squad '98, '99 

College Lacrosse USA Preseason 

All-America first team '98, '99 

Most Valuable Player, 

North/South Senior All-Star Game 

All-South second team '96 

Ail-South first team '97, '98, '99 

All-CAA first team '97, '98, '99 

CAA Tournament MVP '99 

CAA Rookie of the Year '96 

JMU Female Athlete of the Year '99 

Team MVP '98, '99 

Brine/IWLCA All-South region first team '98, '99 

Brine/IWLCA All-South region second team '96, '97 

Brine/IVv'LCA All America first team '98, '99 

Brine/IVV'LCA All America second team '97 

USV^LA All-America Honorable Mention '98, '99 

(continued from p. 145) But e\'en 
after losing Riley as a player, the 
team maintained its focus, despite 
the profound effects of losing their 
leader. Her high school and college 
teammate Jess Marion, a junior, 
said, "The things I remember the most about Rile)' are the 
times when I would catch myself watching her go to a goal. 
She is not only the best player I've played with, but she's 
by far the most exciting to watch. " Marion undoubtedly 
felt the loss of such a tremendous player, but with another 
year remaining for her, Marion tried to focus on the up- 
coming season. "We have great players that are willing to 
work hard day in and day out in order to have another great 
season. I don't think anyone feels the need to replace her 
[Riley], we jiist want to continue the success of the program. " 
And with Riley interning as an assistant coach in the 
spring, the lacrosse team was still under the guidance of its 
former phenom. Nevertheless, the transiuon from player to 
coach was difficult. "It is very hard not playing or being an 
actual part of the team," Riley explained. "It was like I had 
nothing to do. I didn't know what to do with my time." 
Riley did, however, spend much of her time recovering 
from knee surgery with the hopes of working out with her 
former team to prepare for the U.S. Nationals. 

So, how about one last quiz? Mark McGuire : Home 

run record :: : season goal record, season assists 

record, season points record, season shots on goal record, 
season shots on goal average, career goals record, career assists 
record and career points record. That's right, M^an Riley. ■ 


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146 Features 


Megan Riley 147 



A collaboration documenting the semester abroad program in Florence: 
creative nonfiction by Scott Bayer; photos by Todd Grogan 



On spring break from the semester 
abroad program in Florence, senior 
Scott Bayer surveys the clouds below 
from atop Mt. Etna in Sicily. The cross 
to his right bears the memory of the 
seven tourists who were killed in 1 992 
during a violent and unexpected 
eruption. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

Florence Study Abit 


The stucco facade of a small house in 
Taormina, Sicily, is draped with a clothesline 
drying laundry. Taormina, a town on the 
eastern coast, was a popular summer time 
attraction for its beaches and "Beautiful 
Island." ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 


A building in Sienna, a small 
town outside of Florence, 
reflects the setting sun back 
onto the rolling hills of the 
Tuscan countryside. The 
Florence study abroad 
program included weekend 
excursions throughout Italy. 
■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

"Go!" yelled Brad, 
as he jumped on Scott's 
back, wrapping one arm 
around Scott's chest 
and pointing forward 
violendy with the other. 
Scott did not know how it had come to this — Brad riding 
pigg}'back and shouting. The ominous clouds of Kilkenny's 
Stout had descended on Scott's brain like a London fog. 
Regardless of the events leading up to this moment and any 
rationale behind listening to Brad, he did the only thing 
of which he was capable. Scott ran. 

Leaving the three women behind, the silly duo hot- 
tooted across the cobblestone streets because, as Scott remem- 
bered, they had to catch a bus. The final bus for Fiesole, a 
small town north of the city in the foothills of the Apennines, 
departed Santa Maria Novella precisely at 12:30 a.m. You 
could set your watch to it. Scott and Brad both did, and 
that is why they understood how dire their situation was. 
The women laughed among one another and aped the sprint- 
ing duo as they disappeared around the corner. Brad's 
corduroy jacket, flapping in the running wind, was the last 
thing the women saw. The trio walked briskly toward the 
bus station without their former escorts. Knowing they had 
enough time to catch the bus with the established pace, they 
continued their imitation, the most sincere form of mockery. 
Navigating the streets through glassy eyes, Scott's already 
poor night vision had suffered a severe setback through the 
previous four hours ol alcoholic intake. Nonetheless, Scott 
continued his torrid pace, never slowing to examine the 
current situation. Brad turned his head to look for the three 
women. They were nowhere to be seen. 

The running continued as Scott jimiped off curbs, wove 
between trashcans and barely slowed for intersections. 

As the race continued, the 185 pounds on Scon's back 
began to take its toU, and, unbeknownst to Scott, he slowly 
began to lean forward. Eventually the weight became too 
great for the muscles in his lower back, and, collapsing under 
the weight, Scott's toe on his right hiking boot clipped an 
incongruously cut piece of stone. 

Although Scott was straining under the considerable 
weight, it was Italian craftsmanship that stamped the 
inevitable conclusion on the whole unfonunate episode; 
Italian art and architectiu-e was made world famous by the 
masters Michelangelo and Donatello, by vast constructions 
like St. Peter's in Rome, by cities like Florence and the best 
of Italy has touched histor)' in a way matched by few, but 
there are also reasons that everything in Pisa, from the bap- 
tistry to the infamous tower, is leaning, and there are reasons 
all of Venice is slowly sinking, and it's that sometimes "e)'eing 
it" is not an infallible architectural (continued on j). 1 33) 



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150 Featiu-es 

British student Duncan Blackmore stands 
with seniors Scott Bayer, Jenny Scares and 
Todd Groqan after finally finding what seems 
like the only outdoor basketball court in 
all of Florence. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

Senior Todd Grogan stands in Piazza Strozzi 
in Florence. Grogan purchased a bicicleta 
for only $12 in Italy so he could cruise the 
cobblestone streets in style. Grogan later 
attached a basket for his carrying 
convenience. ■ Photo by Scott Bayer 

Two gondoliers relax canal-side in Venice, 
reading the morning paper while waiting 
for another fare. Although expensive, a 
Venetian gondola ride toured the city and 
offered romantic Italian interlude. ■ Photo 
by Todd Grogan 

Florence Study Abroad ' I 5 ^ 



A lion carved into the side of a mountain 
mourns the loss of a Swiss guard who died 
defending Marie Antoinette during the 
French Revolution. Lucerne, Switzerland, 
was host to what Mark Twain described as 
the "saddest, most morose piece of stone 
in the world." ■ Photo by Scott Bayer 

Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, located in 
southern Germany, was contructed but never 
completed by Ludwig von Bayern II. The castle 
was so luxurious that Ludwig ran the German 
treasury dry. Walt Disney found it as his inspir- 
ation for Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World, 
in Orlando, Fla. ■ Photo by Scott Bayer 

152 Features 

Seniors Dena Ghieth and Todd Grogan 
fight the elements in an Etruscan amphi- 
theater in Fiesole, Italy. The theater was 
part of a small town that was more than 
800 years old. ■ Photo by Scott Bayer 



(continued from p. 150) •• engineering method, because if 
entire cities were erected in such a manner, applying that 
rationale to the streets in Florence was simple: Giuseppe 
the cobblestone layer did not make the long list of world- 
renowned Florentine artists. Scott and Brad fell. 

Brad catapulted over Scott's left shoulder, landing with 
a thud on his left hand, knee and thigh. Scott thought it 
better to break the fall with the side of his face and landed 
Temple Flight 404 on the bumpy cobblestone runwav. Brad 
rolled to a stop at the foot ot a street Dumpster, his back 
propped against it, and watched Scott skid to a halt. The two 
lay there, wallowing in pain, for quite some time. Although 
they were never sure of how long it was, the expired time 
was enough for the three women, who had been walking 
the entire time, to catch up to, laugh at and pass the two 
dnmks sining on the street in front of the lonely Dumpster. 
Had the trashed men sat there until morning, they would 
have taken away by city employees. 

Realizing their folly, but not realizing that they had 
been on the ground long enough that their bus had since 
departed, the two suddenly found the energy to spring to 
their feet and begin their quest anew, this time each man's 
feet carrying their rightful owners. Husding across the traffic 
circle and entering the stadon, the two men gazed in horror 
at the empty bus lane. 

Scott and Brad remained leaning against a railing for 
over 10 minutes. To no avail, they tried to rationalize why 
they had missed the bus, never for an instance considering 
their tall; the best reason they could come up with was that 
the bus left and they weren't on it. Scott put his right hand 
to the side of his head only to draw it away smeared with 
blood. "Let's get a taxi, " he mumbled. The jammed cogs of 
proverbial anarchy were greased with alcohol and had spun 
wildly out of control, causing the machine to ultimately crash. 

Brad awoke the next morning with a swollen knee and 
two bruises in his thigh, one distincdy resembling the shape 
of Chapstick, the other a lighter. Scott awoke with a Band- 
Aid over his cut, conveniently attached to his hair on one 
side and his sideburn on the other, ingeniously applied with 
the skill of a surgeon during his stupor. Both awoke with 
heavy, hazy heads. Scott blamed Brad and demanded he 
be given three Ibuprofen — even though Brad insisted the 
recommended dosage was only one — because his head fell 
from six feet up and hit the concrete. The arguing continued 
imtil Brad gave in. When the three girls saw Brad and Scott 
again, they laughed. ■ 

Three small Italian children play soccer in 
an arched breezeway in Perugia, Italy. 
Perugia, located in central Umbria, was south 
east of Florence, ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

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The women's volleyball team 
strong-arms opponents on their 
way to the CAA crown 


Chris Beerman grew up as a self-described gym rat. His 
father, a volleyball coach, witnessed his son grow to an All- 
American at Ball State, marry a Ball State women's player, 
Mary Beth, and enter the field of coaching. With volleyball 
implanted in his very roots, Beerman was always a man waiting 
for opportunity to knock at his door. When the university 
knocked in January 1996, Beerman answered with the best 
turn-around of any NCAA Division I team, leading the Lady 
Dukes to a 25-9 record. 

Beerman's team made a statement not only in the Colo- 
nial Athletic Associadon, but they also introduced themselves 
to the NCAA tournament in 1999. On their way to a 26-7 
record and their first-ever NCAA berth, the women finished 
9-1 at home, won the Colonial Athletic 
Association tide and received numerous 
accolades. Beerman was named CAA 
Coach of the Year, sharing honors with 
GMU's Pat Kendrick, and was voted 
Coach of the Year among Division I 
coaches in Virginia. Senior Lindsay 
Collingwood was named CAA Player 
of the Year, Virginia Player of the Year 
and was the first Duke ever to earn All- 
District honors. The Dukes were repre- 
sented on the All-CAA team by CoUing- 
wood, senior Taryn Kirk and junior 
Karla Gessler, with senior Christina 
Gianino receiving second team honors. 

The Dukes fought stage fright, 
intimidation and the Toreros of San 
Diego before falling in the first round 
of the NCAAs. "I was really disappointed 
at how tentative we were," said Beerman. 
"I guess that's the most disappointing thing, that we didn't 
play up to our potential." Even with the early exit, nothing 
could take away from the team's incredible season. 

With the ultimate goal of moving their home games 
to the Convocation Center, the team was noticed for their 
success by students and also members of the community. 
Beerman helped found a United States Amateur Volleyball to the NCAA National Championship Tournament. 

Senior Lindsay Collingwood bumps the ball 
to a teammate in preparation for an attempted 
kill. Collingwood was named to her fourth 
All-CAA team and received All-District honors. 
■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 


league in Harrisonburg that included 40 kids and six teams 
the first year, and wanted to create a local fan base. "We 
care about the local community. People saw us beat Tennessee 
and were impressed. The crowd carried us emotionally," 
said Beerman. 

But after four years of success on the court under 
Beerman's guiding hand, the women's volleyball program 
prepared for change. Beerman's first recruiting class, an 
assortment ot powerful raw talent and supporting players 
who refined their technical games, was nearing graduation 
and Beerman had accepted a head-coaching job from the 
University of Pittsburgh. Confident in their abilities, the 
team accepted the challenge and was determined to continue 
their success. 

"These girls have had a taste of 
the NCAA and they are not satisfied 
with anything less. I'm temporarily 
filling in, keeping things rolling, to make 
sure there are no glitches. Everything 
is normal," said assistant coach Anne 
Jackson during the spring. Jackson felt 
new Athletics Director Jeff Bourne 
would find a replacement that could 
continue the growing sense of volleyball 
tradition established by Beerman. 

Beerman's departure had obvious 
repercussions within the team dynamic. 
Junior Karla Gessler, whom Beerman 
predicted to be a CAA MVP candidate 
during the 2001 season, said, "We're 
keeping the team together no matter 
who the new coach is. We are still lifting 
and we get together and discuss goals 
to maintain our focus." 

Although another knock at Beerman's door caused him 
to leave the university for a larger program, the women's 
volleyball team heard a knock at their own door. The chal- 
lenge of persevering under difficult conditions arrived and 
the team responded with the same resiliency that got them 

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Head coach Chris Beerman discusses his 
team's season before their departure for 
the NCAA National Championship Tour- 
nament. Beerman was named Coach of 
the Year among Division I coaches in 
Virginia. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 


women's volleyball team 

The women's volleyball team flexes their 
muscles. The powerhouse recorded their 
first-ever NCAA National Championship Tour- 
nament berth after finishing the season 26- 
6, including a home record of 9-1 , and win- 
ning the CAA title. ■Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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Red lights illuminated two microphones and a table with 
four water bottles. No drum set, no fancy lighting or 
decorations were needed for the show. The female folk-rock 
duo took the stage with only two guitars and their voices to 
perform for the sold out crowd at the Convocation Center, 
Saturday, Feb. 12. That was all the Indigo Girls needed to 
wow the audience with an energetic, sing- along show. 

JMU was the band's first college performance of the 
Indigo Girls' acoustic tour. After recording their recent 
album, "Come On Now Social," the rest of the band 
stayed in London while Emily Saliers and Amy Ray toured 
the United States. "This is nice, " Saliers commented about 
their return to the old acoustic style of their earlier days. 

Saliers and Ray met in high school in Georgia and first 
played together for a school talent show. After going their 
separate ways for college, the two met up again in Atlanta 
and played the bar scene for awhile before their debut album, 
"Strange Fire." Ten years later the (continued on p. 161) •• 

Indigo Girls 




Amy Ray and Emily Saliers strum their 
guitars during the instrumental interiud 
of "Ghost." The duo met in high schoo 
where they first sang together for a 
talent show. Photo by Carlton Wolf 

As advocates for many issues. Amy 
Ray and Emily Saiiers share more 
than just music with their fans. At 
the concert, the Indigo Girls re- 
corded a PSA to legislators about 
the need for more low power FM 
radio stations. • Photos (clockwise 
from above) by Laura Greco, Todd 
Grogan, Carlton Wolfe, Greco 


11 1 motion 

(continued from p. 159) duo had sold over 7 million total 
albums, including one double-platinum album, three 
platinum albums and four gold records, along with six 
Grammy nominations. 

All the lame had not gone to their heads as was evident 
in their casual attire and intimacy with the Convo crowd. 
"We've worked hard to get this image. We turn down Vogue 
covers all the time," Ray jokingly exclaimed. Ray's cowboy 
hat and jeans and Saiiers Hawaiian shirt showed that these 
girls were all about their music. 

The crowd's excitement was evident from the first chords 
of "Reunion," which opened the show. The set consisted ot 
both old and new songs, with such classics as "Closer to Fine, " 
"Galileo," and "Least Complicated." With guitar changes after 
each song, including mandolins and banjos, the duo toured 
with 22 guitars in all. Several times the Indigo Girls stepped 
back from their microphones and let the audience fill in the 
words, which they did with precision. 

The Indigo Girls created a personal and intimate rappon 
with the audience by abandoning their planned set and 
taking requests. Ray reflected on her experiences in Australia 
after "Gone Again," when she realized how much the song 
sounded like Elton John's "Crocodile Rock. " With the 
help of the audience she did an impromptu performance 
of the first verse. 

Near the end of the show, Ray was distracted when 
someone threw a CD onto the stage. The Overtones, a 
coed a cappella group, released a CD with their version of 
the Indigo Girls' "Ghost" and wanted the songwriters to 
hear it. "We couldn't get close enough, so we asked a girl 
in front of us to throw it for us," said sophomore Elizabeth 
Carey. She was ecstatic when Ray picked it up and took it 
with her as they left the stage. 

After such an energetic performance an encore was in- 
evitable. As soon as the Indigo Girls had made their way 
back to the stage, the concert took a more serious turn. 
Ray explained their participation in the fight for low power 
FM radio. She said the FCC voted to create more stations 
to provide tor more diversity on the radio. It wasn't long 
before Congress began legislation to block this action and 
the Indigo Girls became advocates for the cause. With 
participation from the audience, they recorded a PSA aimed 
at senators and congressmen to fight for "the much needed 
voice of communities everywhere." 

The Indigo Girls finished off" the show with "Chicken- 
man," and "Kid Fears," leaving the audience still wanting 
more. Although the place still shook with clapping and 
cheering, the lights came on and the bleachers began to clear. 
The Indigo Girls' visit to the university left everyone feeling 
a little "closer to fine." ■ 

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Finished costumes hang in Lincoln House, 
the costume production building located 
on South Main Street. For the February pro- 
durtion of "1 10 Degrees in the Shade," most 
of the performers' outfits were purchased 
from thrift stores with the exception of seven 
costumes, which were made completely at 
the costume shop. ■ Photo by Laura Greco 

Lincoln House becomes 

the center of activity 

during preparations 

for the musical "110 

Degrees in the Shade" 

of style 

"When cutting the mushn, should I allow for the 
length?" A student questioned his knowledgeable instnjaor 
over the sounds of the busy little shop. 

The whir and click of six sewing machines rumbled 
through the floorboards of the second floor of the old house. 
Swatches of fabric lay haphazardly aroimd the room, on the 
hardwood floor, draped over tables or piled in the corners. 
Headless and limbless dress forms stood guard near the 
door as if expectandy awaiting their next garments to walk 
through the entrance. 

Lincoln House, located across from the Quad on South 
Main Street, was home to the cloth creations that adorned 
the limbs ol performers in the university's major productions. 
Headed by Pam Johnson, a 20-year veteran of the costimie 
department, the costume shop had a staff of students imder 
the supervision of Kathleen Conery. Design professor Dr. 
Jenner Brunk also assisted and taught classes at the shop. 
Designing and sewing a multitude of projects, some students 
were employees, while others worked at the shop earning 
practicum hours for class credit. Three classes were offered 
by the universit)' and held at the shop, including Technical 
Costume Design. 

The classes created costumes for productions staged in 
Latimer-Shaeffer Theatre in Duke Hall. According to Conery, 
the amount of time and manpower required for a single 
production depended on the size of the cast, time period and 
whether or not the shop had the appropriate garments in stock. 

"We almost never build anything entirely from scratch, 
except for 'Mikado.' The dance costumes, however, usually 
are built from scratch," said Conery in a break from her 
small but diligent costume design class. The "Mikado" 
production from the 1997/1998 Masterpiece Season required 
special Japanese kimonos that were made exclusively for 
that play. The most elaborate production, however, was 
the costumes needed tor the play "School for Wives." Set 
in the 1700s, the costume staH {continued on p. 164) » 






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Costumer Kathleen Conery and senior Erin 
West decide the button placement on a 
costume for "110 Degrees in the Shade." 
West, an art major, also designed the cos- 
tumes for the production of 'The Foreigner" 
staged in Latimer-Shaeffer Theatre in April. 
■ Photo by Laura Greco 

Costumes I 1 63 



Dress forms hang in the foyer of Lincoln 
House waiting to perfornn their role in cos- 
tume production. Costume patterns were 
adjusted directly on the dress forms. The 
forms were also used to set a costume's 
trim to the curve of an actor's body. ■ 
Photo by Laura Greco 

(continued from p. 162) « constructed corsets, hip paddings, 
petticoats and dresses for the women, and coats, vests and 
Icnickers for the men. Lincoln House actually owned its 
own historical collection of costumes from the 1800s that 
were yet to be completely catalogued. 

"A lot of people who come here have never sewn before 
.ind they leave knowing how. There's no stress here, no 
yelling, it's a very mellow environment to work in," said 
Conery referring to the students that were quietly sewing 
and cutting in the background. 

Brunk found that students were usually quite proud 
to learn how to sew well. "One of my students said his mom 
was going to put me on her Christmas list," said Brunk, who, 
like Conery, believed sewing was a necessary skill for any 
student regardless of their major. 

Spring was the busiest time for the shop but the statt 
only focused on one production at a time. The designers 
first met with the production staff to find out the kind of 
costumes needed. After designing the outfits, the actors and 
actresses were measured, fitted and then given the completed 
costume once the alterations were made. 

Senior an major Erin West planned a career in costume 
design. "When I was little I wanted to be a fashion designer. 
Everyone is so supportive and laid-back here. It's really 
cool how much you learn," said West, who spent most of 
her time working in the shop. West's devotion to the craft 
paid off. She was chosen to co-design for a production of 
"The Foreigner" during spring semester after a teacher 
noticed her work in the department. 

Junior Geoffrey Ehrlich was a theatre and dance major 
who also planned a career behind the scenes. A costume 
designer, Ehrlich thought he had learned many things at the 
university costume shop. "I love clothes and I love fabric. 
It's really fun to sew. Right now I'm making a blue coat," 
said Ehrlich, measuring a stretch of material on a worktable. 

Conery insisted that every student should take a sewing 
class. "So many students can't do simple skills. It's a colla- 
borative art. So many garments you could learn to sew 
yourself and it's a life skill that stretches your creativity," 
said Conery, who had students from different majors. Actors 
appeared to be particularly affected by learning a behind- 
the-scenes art. 

"Actors say they know they're a better performer after 
they invest so much blood, sweat and tears in their cos- 
tume," said Brunk. ■ 



Hired by the costume shop to prepare out- 
fits for "1 10 Degrees in the Shade," alumna 
Anne Marie Hanson ('98/B.S.) hems a cos- 
tume. Hanson majored in botany while an 
undergraduate but enjoyed costuming as 
a hobby. ■ Photo by Laura Greco 

Assisting sophomore Carole Jones with the 
placement of trim on an apron, costumer 
Kathleen Conery instructs her on proper 
technique. Jones worked in the costume 
shop as part of a theater practicum class. 
• Photo by Laura Greco 

Used for references in the production of 
costumes, professional costume designer 
Mary Anne Kelling's rendering of Lizzie's 
costume lies on a costume shop table. The 
costume for the character of Lizzie took 
three hours of cutting time and six hours 
of sewing plus final preparation time. ■ 
Photo by Laura Greco 

Although sharing the role of Lizzie with 
senior Sam Birchett, senior Laura Apelt 
receives personal attention from costume 
designer Mary Anne Kelling and costumer 
Kathleen Conery during a costume fitting. 
Due to the demand of the role, Apelt and 
Birchett alternated performances of the 
lead role while the other performed as part 
of the chorus. ■ Photo by Laura Greco 

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Despite its modern appearance due to a new 
porch and siding, the Rat House is rumored to 
be haunted, yet seniors Toby Senff, Marc Veli, 
Purvee Patel and Sean Haran enjoy the Rat 
House for its surprises. Patel joined the house 
located on Layman Avenue in January 2000. 
■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 


the outside, the two-story, beige-colored house 
nesded on Layman Avenue appeared to be a run-of- 
the-mill accommodation for a group of students 
trying to make it through their last year of college. 
However, the inside of this benign edifice revealed 
another side, one that dated back to the dark roots 
of the Civil War. 

Known as the Rat House to seniors Sean Haran, 
Toby Senff, Danny Shoop and Marc Veli, they, 
along with several overnight guests, spent more 
than a few sleepless nights tossing and turning. 

After a brief run-in with the pesky rodents, 
the name was coined in the beginning of the year. 
"Even though we didn't have [the rats] for very 
long, the name just stuck," said Haran. 

The house's creaky doors, staircase with loose 
stairs and unexplainable drafts would be enough 
to get anyone's blood pumping, but the four guys 
thought nothing of these characteristics deemed 
typical of a haimted house ... until the arrival ot a 
mysterious letter in late September. 

Addressed simply to "Resident, " the barely 
legible contents of the letter revealed the life story 
of a 32-year-old man from Macon, Georgia. The 
man explained that his passion for haunted houses 
originated from stories that his own childhood house 
was haunted, and that he'd made a hobby of 
collecting information about such houses from 
history books and personal accounts. He claimed 
to have read about their house in a book entitled 
"Haunted Streets of America." 

"We planned to write him back, but never 
got around to it," said Shoop. "Besides, we didn't 
know that the house was haunted, nor had we 
really seen anything." 

Soon after they received the letter, stories 
poured in from previous tenants. A former resident 
who stayed in the only downstairs bedroom the 
year before claimed to have seen the spiritual mani- 
festadon of a little girl on more than one occasion. 
Another said that he swore the walls within the 
same room bled during the night. 

"Rumor has it that this house served as slave 
quarters for a nearby plantation during the mid- 

1800s, " Shoop explained. "Supposedly, a young 
girl starved to death in that room after her father 
left: to fight in the Civil War." 

The most interesting rumor was that the 
house was part of the Underground Railroad. This 
would account for the numerous filled-in crawl 
spaces, where slaves slept during their hiding, located 
throughout the house and for the name of their 
street: Layman Avenue. 

Apan from these interesting tales, the interior 
of the house, complete with artificial wooden 
panels, board games and a Yoda poster, had the 
feel of a 1970s-type sitcom. The uneven floorboards 
in the living room led to a kitchen that was more 
than double the size of those found in most off- 
campus apartments. 

In addidon to the house, their landlord needed 
to fill an apartment located just a few feet away from 
the Rat House. This presented the perfect oppor- 
tunity for two of their fi-iends to move in and take 
part in the fijn. Besides, the apartment was equipped 
with a dishwasher, which was something that the 
house was lacking. 

In order to keep things interesting, the men 
made up a game called base football. As their 
neighbors could probably attest to, playing out 
in the street in front of their house made for a 
very interesting game, especially with a rule that 
hitting a car or a house counted as two outs. 

Although their house may have been haunted, 
they made light of their living situation by experi- 
menting with fear. After hearing quite a few nunors 
they decided to carry out their ovnx version of "The 
Blair Witch Project, " tagging theirs as none other 
than "The Rat House Project.' 

"We all gathered in Marc's room, upstairs, and 
camped out for a night, " said Shoop. They recorded 
everything they heard, or thought they heard, in 
any notebooks. "Nothing really happened, but we 
had a good time scaring one another." 

So with all the gossip about their house being 
haunted, you'd think that it would be difficult to 
attract new tenants. This was hardly the case. A 
group of women signed the lease for next year and 
were looking forward to having some adventures 
of their own. ■ 

166 1 Features 

In the back of an upstairs closet, a hole leads into 
a small crawl space. The Rat House was rumored 
to be haunted because of the numerous holes 
and doors that led to nowhere. « Opening a hole 
in the ceiling, senior Sean Haran reveals another 
unexplained space. The house was believed to 
have housed slaves as part of the Underground 

Railroad during the Civil War which may explain 
someof the odd hidden spaces. " Containing 
the life history of an avid haunted house historian, 
this six-page letter exposed the possibility that 
ghosts may be lurking throughout the house. ■ 
Sitting on the front steps, this wooden bear statue 
greets visitors. ■ Photos by Laura Creecy 

Houses: Rat House | 107 




So, you promised your o^^s that you would get 
enough sleep. You tried reall^nard to stick by that promise. 
And then something happened: college. Classes, tests, labs, 
reports and then finals. You found that sleep was not an 
essential but, rather, a privilege granted to only a select few, 
and you were not one ot the blessed. So what did you do? 
After being up all night studying for a final, coffee no longer 
helped, nor did the random run around your apartment in 
shorts and a T-shin in the freezing cold succeed in waking 
you up. There must have been something students did to 
make it through the day on little-or-no sleep. The answer: 
taking naps ... anywhere. 

We caught some students napping in favorite places to 
sleep on campus like inside Carrier Library, on the Qiad, in the 
renovated Warren Hall "airport lounge" and, of course, 
the Anthony-Seeger Hall orange couch. 

"One time this guy I sat next to in this science 
class fell asleep. Then all of the sudden he had 
this convulsion and jerked his whole body back 
at me and it made me fall out of my seat." 

» junior Chrystal Jones 

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"One time this guy was asleep 
sitting up straight at a computer 
in the Harrison Hall lab. He 
stayed like that for about two 
hours without moving." 

» senior Anne Larus 

On the Quad 

■ Photo by Todd Grogan 




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Against a wall on the Quad ■ Photo by 
Kirsten Nordt 

On a bench on the Quad ■ Photo by 
Kirsten Nordt 

"I like to sleep on the Quad in 
the springtime. A lot of people do 
it, so 1 don't feel stupid. And people 
passing by respect that you need 
sleep. It's like a haven for people 
who haven't slept in a while." 

» senior Kathryn Barker 

Napping on Campus 109 



In Duke Hall. ■ Photo by Kirsten Nordt 

On a bench near Kissing Rock on the 
Quad. ■ Photoby Kirsten Nordt 

"I just spent the last two nights 

on the orange couch. It was 

comfy. I was working on a 

project until the wee hours 

of the morning and I didn't 

wont to lose my parking spot 

for the next day. It's the best 

place around to sleep." 

» senior Dylan King 



On the Quad. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

In Anthony-SeegerHall. ■ Photoby 
Carlton Wolfe 

"There was this girl that would sleep in my 
anthropology class and would fall asleep 
every day without fail. The funny part was 
that she was a junior and sucked her thumb." 
» junior Kim Maiden 





In the doghouse. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

"My favorite place to sleep is anywhere. 
I fell asleep on tfie bus once and tfie driver 
slammed on the brakes and I smashed into 
the wheelchair ramp. My stuff was every- 
where and everyone laughed at me." 

» senior Jenny Barber^ 

Napping on Campus I I 7 ^ 

'(< <:*<^ kinesiologyclasses 

Instructor Keith Arnold shows his Basic 
River Canoeing class proper stroke tech- 
niques before leaving the banks of Newman 
Lake. After practicing for several weeks 
on Newman, the class took two trips to 
the Shenandoah River to test their skills. 
■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

Senior Jen Stephens practices a drill with 
a classmate while Dr. C.B. Claiborne over- 
sees their technique. Claiborne helped 
students learn in a calm and subdued 
manner, exemplifying the harmony within 
himself which aikido helps foster. ■ Photo 
by Laura Greco 

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From bowling to 
canoeing, students 
earn credit while 
getting in shape 
and having fun 

Between General EJ^ration, majors, minors and 
electives, students v*«^ble to create a unique experience 
during college. Vua^s saw a college education as an invest- 
ment. Professors considered it a job. Students viewed college 
as an experience. While each academic department had its 
own requirements, some smdents branched out into electives 
to take advantage of opportunities. 

"It's nice that the university doesn't confine students 
to classrooms, " said junior Gary Green. 

Green was just one of hundreds of students that took 
advantage of a one-credit kinesiology class that did not keep 
students behind a desk. The Department of Kinesiology 
offered several introductory classes focusing on a variety 
of activities, including aikido, bowling, river canoeing, moun- 
tain biking and scuba diving. 

"I think it is good that the students have an opportunity 
to take classes that might strike an interest in a new hobby," 
said Green of her river canoeing course. 

The classes were part of the Basic Instructional Program 
offered by the School of Kinesiology and Recreation. The 
classes gave students a chance to learn more about themselves, 
to test their limits and to gain self-confidence. They also 
assisted students in developing "means for their lifetime 
fitness and wellness," said Dr. Michael Goldberger, the 
head of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation. 

"Personally I took this class because I'm a senior, I only 
needed 12 credits this semester and I wanted to learn how 
to bowl," said Becky Lamb. "I'm not ready for the pro tour 
yet, but I do actually hit a strike every now and then. Also, 
this class is 100 percent more fun than any other class I've 
taken in my career at JMU." In the Basic Bowling class 
students competed in three person {continued on p. 174) » 

This student prepares for a deep-water 
exit from Godwin Hall pool. Scuba Diving 
class offered students the opportunity to 
become PADI open-water certified. ■ 
Top photos by Todd Grogan, bottom 
photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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Kinesiology Classes 173 


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[contirdtrnfrom p. 173) - teams against other teams in a mock 
league. Students improved their game by learning to bowl 
with a curve, how to find the strike zone and how to hit 
difi^erent spares. 

Harrisonburg itself even became a classroom for Basic 
Mountain Cycling students. "We bike a couple of miles ... ride 
out to Massanutten twice a week," said senior Mike Shaw. The 
highlight of the class was a five-hour ride to Reddish Knob. 

The 1 8-person class, taught by Trent Davis was inex- 
pensive; the only equipment necessary was 
a mountain bike and a helmet. "If you aren't 
in shape now, you will be by the end of the 
class," said Davis. "This class is great because 
you arent cooped up inside a classroom. It's 
gorgeous outside this time of year." 

"I would absolutely recommend this 
class," said senior Aisha Mian, a student in the 
Basic River Canoeing course. Everyone was 
paired into to coed groups, consequendy, Basic 
River Canoeing provided a great opportunity to 
meet members of the opposite sex. Besides 
being a great social experience, the class was 
also a great learning ex-perience and, "You don't 
have to be good to do well in the class." 

Some of the classes required use of 
expensive equipment and therefore required 
students to pay an equipment-use fee. Participants in Basic 
River Canoeing, taught by Massanutten Resort employee 
Keith Arnold, were charged S95 in addition to tuition for 
the course. Canoes were towed fi'om the resort to Newman 
Lake and the Shenandoah River for classes. Bowling was a bit 
less expensive, costing students just $50 for all lane fees and 
equipment rental. Many of the classes also had other require- 
ments; students in the Basic River Canoeing class were required 

In the four-step approach taught by 
Dr. Joel Vedelli, a student attempts 
a strike. Bowling class taught stu- 
dents about the etiquette, rules, 
techniques and scoring of the sport 
■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

The most expensive class for equipment was Scuba 
Diving. After passing a swimming test, the class first learned 
the fundamentals of diving. Broken into two separate classes 
each week, the Tuesday class was used to watch videos, while 
the Thursday class was used to perform the techniques learned 
from the videos. The class swam in the Godwin Hall pool. 
Scuba Diving also offered dives outside of class. For a nominal 
fee of S25, students could dive at a local quarry or in Hot 
Springs, W.Va. 

"I was hoping for girls in bikinis, but 
everyone had to wear full body suits. But 
the class turned out to be great because an 
underwater adventure is fantastic," said 
senior Jeffrey Pond. 

Yet introductory courses did not have to 
break bank accounts in every instance. Basic 
Aikido class took place in UREC. In Dr. 
C.B. Claiborne's class, participants 
worked to maintain a sense of harmony with 
oneself and with the world. Aikido, said 
Claiborne, is literally interpreted as "harmony 
with your spirit." The class also focused on 
self-defense movements. A means for self- 
cultivation and improvement, aikido was 
not used to physically defeat others, but to 
conquer the negative characteristics that 
inhibit the functioning of the mind and body. 

Students agreed that these kinesiology classes offered a 
great chance to do something different. Senior Jennifer Safford 
commented that it was encouraging that anyone "could take 
the class, no matter the size or shape you are in." 

"Canoeing gives me a chance to get out of the classroom 
and really experience what I am learning. It is, however, my 
least favorite class when it rains. We canoe rain or shine!" 

to take an eight lap swim test in the beginning of the semester. admitted Green. 

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The team of seniors Justin Steiner, Jeremy 
Travis and Becl<y Lamb watch as their 
opponents tal<e their turn during a class 
competition. One of the kinesiology depart- 
ment's 1 -credit Basic Activities classes, KIN 
1 33, Basic Bowling, was held at Valley Lanes 
in Harrisonburg. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

Casting off from the banks of Newman Lake, 
students in the Basic River Canoeing class 
face a tough challenge: preventing their 
boats from capsizing. Students were re- 
quired to complete an eight-lap swim test at 
the beginning of the semester before enter- 
ing the canoes. » Photo by Todd Grogan 

A scuba-diving student sets down his 
buoyancy control device and air tank after 
exiting Godwin Hall pool. Employees of 
Kathy's Scuba, including Kathy Clancey ('69) 
herself taught the one-credit kinesiology 
class during both blocks each semester. 
» Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Dr C.B.Claiborne demonstrates the "Zombie 
technique" by grasping senior John Cox's 
shoulder as students look on around them. 
The Zombie technique focused on internal 
instincts rather than visual cues from an 
attacker The students learned the new 
moves after their warm ups and continued 
to practice them until the end of class. ■ 
Photo by Laura Greco 

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on the 

Operational supervisor Jerry 
Morris, a senior, secures 
the lobby of Chappelear 
Hall as an EMT squad re- 
sponds to a call. Campus 
Cadets often accompanied 
police officers and emer- 
gency medical teams dur- 
ing calls to high-traffic areas. 
■ Photo by Todd Grogan 


I here was an organization on campus that somehow 
found time to not only make it to their own meetings, but to 
also watch over most every other campus event. R^ardless of 
where you were or what you were doing, you were bound to see 
them. Thev' were there: a quiet but prominent presence calmK' 
positioned along the periphen,', easily identified by their na\y 
blue shirts with yellow insignia, a two-way radio dangled over 
a shoulder like a techno toga and most noticeable, the black 
18-inch police-issue Stream Light hanging from their side. 
They were the Campus Cadets. 

With over 40 active members, the Campus Cadet pro- 
gram had a large presence over students and the campus. Head- 
quartered in Shenandoah Hall, the cadets shared space and 
philosophy with the JMU police department. Lt. Steve 
VC'llfong, the cadet program coordinator, oversaw the entire 
operation through intimate communication with senior 
Daniel Acker, lead supervisor, and the four operation super- 
visors, seniors Jerimiah Morris, Christopher Bean, David 
Hofl&nan and Malinda La\Tnan. Graduated in December, 
Layman was replaced by KeNin Ho\vd\-shell, also a senior. 

In addition to securing special events on campus, the 
cadets did safety patrok aroimd campus, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.. 

Sunday throu^ Wednesday, until 2 a.m. on Thursday, and 
8 p.m. to 3 a.m., Friday and Saturday. The night patrol 
was broken up into "K" areas, with two to three cadets assigned 
to each unit. Kl encompassed the Quad, all of the Bluestone 
areas and the west side of South Main St.; K2 covered the back- 
side of Gibbons Hall, Warren Hall and the Hillside and Village 
areas; K3 consisted of Bridgeforth Stadium, Godwin Hall 
and Godwin Field, and extended as far as Sonner Hall, 
including Greek Row; all areas east of 1-81, including the new 
CISAT residence halls and L REC made up K4. The sateUite 
unit KIO, toured around campus in a van. 

"Our general intent is to uphold campus safety," Acker 
said. "^Tiile on the weekends, especially, we watch for public 
drunkenness, we also secure academic buildings and uf)on 
request, escon students to their residence halls." 

Being a cadet was like any other job on campus in that 
they were paid, yet as operational supervisor Jerr)' Morris 
noted, "I sometimes forget this is a job. At this point I 
acknowledge it more as public duty, a civil service." But 
the responsibiht)' didn't go without its laughs. "While I've 
encountered rather precarious situations, mainly related to 
alcohol consumption, I've come across the less harmfiil, 
lighter side. One Friday night, I found an individual on 
Greek Row crawling around underneath a bush, calling 
out names. He said he was looking for his friends." 

One thing was for certain, with their dedication to 
involvement in student happenings and their consequent 
ubiquitoiu presence around campus. Campus Cadets weren't 
just the watchfiil eyes and ears of JMU, they were a pair 
of helping hands. ■ 



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Jmpus Cadets Chris Bean, Dan Acker, Malinda 
jiyman, Jerry Morris, John Canon and Erin Daven- 
3rt, all seniors, patrol the night. The union of the 
impus Cadets made thenn a prominent and 
fertive team enforcing campus safety. ■ 
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October 29-31, 1999 

A < 

^^^ Bridgeforth Stadium overflows with 

spectators on October 30 as 

parents joins students to witness the 

Dukes conquer the Bulls of 

South Florida University, 13-3 

A dedicated father, Richard Cox watches 
the third quarter kickoff while his apparel 
silently cheers on his son Mike, a junior 
offensive guard. • Protected by the block- 
ing of senior Curtis Keaton (7), freshman 
quarterback Mike Connelly ( 1 8), a walk-on 
from Medford, N.J., takes a snap against 
South Florida in his second game. ■ Junior 
varsity cheerleaders perform for the 
parents' side to get them excited about the 
game. ■ The Marching Royal Dukes took 
the field before and after the game, as 
well as for their big halftime show which 
included "My Girl," and "Firedance." ■ 
Photos by Kirstin Reid, Melissa Bates, 
Jennifer R. Smith and Melissa Bates 

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Situating themselves on the hill over- 
looking the playing field, spectators 
manage to find seats with an open 
view.While Bridgeforth Stadium's 
capacity w/as set at 1 2,500, the crowd 
was estimated at 14,000. ■ Photo by 
Kirstin Reid 

Pi Kappa Phi hosts an informal game of 
beer pong between parents and their 
sons. Many campus organizations held 
special events for parents and families 
including the Contemporary Gospel 
Singers annual Parents Weekend 
concert. ■ Photo by Statia Molewski 




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Senior tailback Curtis 
Keaton turns upfield 
againstthe Huskies' 
defense. Keaton rushed 
34 times for 210 yards 
n the Parents Weekend 
game against South 
Florida which was his 
third consecutive 200- 
yard rushing game. ■ 
hoto by Melissa Bates 


Acknowledging a sellout crowd, Mr. and 
Mrs. Duke Dog make their rounds through- 
out the stadium to greet and entertain the 
visiting parents. The special appearance 
by the entire Duke Dog family happened 
only during Parents Weekend. ■ Photo by 
Jennifer R.Smith 

Equipped with sweatshirts, pom pons and 
cow bells, parents show their support for 
the Dukes' football team. An estimated 
14,000 fans attended the afternoon foot- 
ball game which ended in a 1 3-3 victory 
over South Florida. • Photo by Statia 

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In an effort to stop hate crimes, 
members of the JMU community 
gather on the steps of Wilson Hall 

As the school day wound down and darkness settled 
over campus, a group of students solemnly walked toward 
the steps of Wilson Hall to hold vigil for a special cause. 
Friends and familiar faces greeted one another with hugs 
and words of encouragement, aware of the emotional 
nature of the ensuing activity. After handing out candles, 
program organizers lit the wicks and passed the flame 

together for a positive cause like this. It makes me very hopeful 
because students should care about people and each other," 
said Dr. Cynthia Gilliatt of the English department. 

One by one, the names of 1 50 hate crime victims were 
read aloud. Attendees stared into the flames of their candles, 
some with tears in their eyes. Their solemn faces reflected 
how close to home the issue hit. "I'm sure we all know 

througfi^r a crowd of approximately 70 people. Qui 
dgK^jfoed as participants took their places on the 
fng of the cupola bell abruptly broke the m 
silence. The first speaker stood. 

"We're here to talk about hate crimes," began Jennie 
Smith, co-coordinator of Harmony, the campus support group 
for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons. "Hate 
crimes affect the whole community on the basis of race, 
religion, disabilities or sexual orientation. Hate crimes have 
probably affected someone you know or love," she said. 

On Oct. 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student 
Matthew Shephard was tied to a fence post, brutally beaten 
and left in the middle of nowhere. He died from the injuries 
he suffered. On the first anniversary of his passing, activists 
and those of the general public outraged by his senseless 
death organized vigils to "Stop the Hate" throughout the 
country. Harmony, in partnership with the international 
organization Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and 
Gays (PFLAG) coordinated the intimate campus gathering 
to remember Shephard and to strive for prevention of other 
hate crimes. "I think it's important to see students coming 

someone with the same name as someone on this list," said 
Smith looking up from her list. "How would you feel if 
you lost one of those people?" 

Vigil participants read poems, prayed and offered 
words of encouragement. Several members of the audience 
active in promoting hate crime legislation pleaded with 
the crowd to practice love and learn to be fearless. Impas- 
sioned by their cause, organizers urged attendees to ask 
their congressmen to pass the Hate Crimes Prevention 
Act. "I view this as the beginning to creating a week-long 
event in the future. Hate crimes happen to everyone so 
there's no reason for not being involved," said Andrea 
Sarate, lead organizer from Safe Zone. 

"Please don't leave here and forget what we came for. 
We hold this vigil in memory, but also in commitment," 
said Smith as each candle was extinguished. Smith left 
the crowd with the words of Barbara Jordan, a disabled 
African-American woman who became a Texas politician 
following Reconstruction: "A spirit of harmony can only 
survive if each of us remembers, when bitterness and self- 
interest seem to prevail, that we share a common destiny." ■ 

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During the vigil co-sponsored by Harmony, 
the names of 1 50 victims of hate crimes 
are read aloud. Prayers and petitions were , 
offered in memory of Matthew Shephard 
as well as family and friends of participants. 
■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

Vigil participants light candles and pass 
a flame throughout the crowd. About 70 
people gathered on the steps of Wilson Hall 
to reflect and stand as witnesses against 
hate crimes. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

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Follow the all- 
student cast from 
the audition pro- 
cess to the cast 
party as they 
produce and 
perform the 1960 
musical about 
New Year's Eve 
1999, the ultimate 

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'*Do you think we will die tonight?" 

Keven Quillon questioned an unsuspecting audience member. 

A woman in a miniskirt, boa and thigh-high boots 
surveyed the audience. Her quest: to find $2 to buy new 
pasties. In the first row, two actresses loudly argued about 
aliens and nuclear weapons. Would they visit us on New 
Years Eve? Would the Y2K bug set off nuclear weapons in 
other countries? Audience members exchanged worried 
glances as the performance began. 

Throughout Theatre II, dancers and aaors intermingled 
with the audience, discussing the possible perils ot the advent 
of the new millennium. Set on New Year's Eve 1999, 
"Celebration" was wrinen by Tom Jones in the 1960s. The 
university's experimental theater staged the musical with an 
all-student ensemble. The grueling process of assembling a 
cast began with a night of auditions. » 


Under the critical eyes of the panel of directors, 
senior Jonathan Hafner begins his audition 
piece. He hoped to be selected as one of the 
1 5 cast members in the student-directed pro- 
duttion. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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Onlookers are mesmerized by junior Wendy Fox's 
rendition of, "Somebody" during auditions for 
"Celebration " Fox's stage experience included two 
years with the Madisonians, the university's show 
choir. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

{continued from p. J 86) » In the dim and drafty main room 
of Theatre II, approximately 20 people gathered in mid- 
September to audition for the production of "Celebration." 
Student director William Hinds, a junior musical theater 
major, traded jokes with the actors as they prepared to strut 
their stuff. Actors were required to prepare 16 bars of a song 
of their choice, an excerpt from "Celebration's" score or a 
30-second monologue. Musical director Samantha Birchett 
and choreographer Michelle Ferrara, both seniors, joined 
Hinds at a table while each actor performed. 

After five actresses sang, they moved on to the next stage 
ot the audition process. In another room, Ferrara taught 
the first group ot actresses a few dance moves to perform 
tor Hinds and Birchett. 

"It is not about carving into the space; feel 
the weight of the movement, " instructed Ferrara 
as she examined the dancers' movements. Despite 
their intense concentration on learning the moves, 
the dancers were loose, laughing at Ferrara's 
unexpected advice. "I'm not looking for you 
to get the steps. I want to see you funkin' out!" 
said Ferrara. 

Meanwhile, two of the four men audition- 
ing were standing before Birchett and Hinds, 
music sheets in their shaky hands. They per- 
tormed an original "Celebration" song, "Where 
Did it Go? " Birchett interrupted one ot the men 
mid-song. "Keep in mind what you are singing. 
It should have a character quality to it." 

Moments later, the floor was given to the 
first group ot women. Following Ferrara's lead 
at first and then performing without her, the 
group moved through the dance sequence they had just 
learned while Hinds and Birchett watched, taking notes. The 
women were then asked to dance freestyle to the tune of Sal t- 
n-Peppa's "Shoop." "Just bust out," Hinds advised. 

"We need to see you be relaxed and go nuts," added 

During a break in the dancing, Hinds announced that 
the show would be cast that night; there would be no call- 
backs. He thanked 1 aaors for their time and dismissed them. 

By the end of the night, the cast was set. There were 
tour leads, three male and one female, and 1 2 female revelers 
who formed a dancing chorus. 

Wendy Fox, a junior music theater major, nabbed 
the female lead of Angel, (continued on p. 188) » 

Playing through a song at a 
rehearsal, musical director 
Samantha Birchett, a senior, 
works with pianist Josh Steele, 
a sophomore, to perfect a 
musical number. Steele began 
practicing the music before 
auditions were held and he 
provided accompaniment at 
each of the performances. ■ 
Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Dirertor William Hinds, a junior, 
and choreographer Michelle 
Ferrara, a senior, share a laugh 
during rehearsals. Hinds and 
Ferrara worked in conjunaion 
with musical director, senior 
Samantha Birchett, to coordinate 
the student-run "Celebration." 
■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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if sa celebration 

[continued from p. 187) » a stripper with a heart of gold. As 
a member of the Madisonians, Fox was both an accomplished 
singer and dancer. 

"What really hit me about Angel was who she was (a 
stripper) and what I had to wear," said Fox. She wore a micro- 
miniskirt, a thong, pasties, a feather boa and thigh-high boots 
for most of the play. Fox donned only pasties and a barely- 
there skirt for an entire musical number. Despite the 
provocative attire. Fox's family 
supported her portrayal of Angel. 

Hinds steered the cast through 
a series of late-night practices and 
rehearsals crammed into a time 
period of less than four weeks. The 
show ran from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30 
with nightly performances and one 
Saturday matinee. 

Performing under a student 
director was a new experience for 
both Fox and Quillon, who played 
the role of Orphan. Quillon, a 
sophomore musical theater major, 

felt that it was sometimes harder to take direction from peers, 
but it didn't influence his decision to try out for "Celebration. " 

Fox thought Hinds was very professional to work with. 
She quickly adjusted to his direction. "You are thrown into 
an atmosphere where you are working with your friends and 
you want to goof off, but you can't," she said. "Normally 
kidding around would be natural, but 1 always have to re- 
member that playtime starts after the rehearsals are done." 

Hinds was determined to make the performance as 
perfect as possible because of his attraction to the script and 
score. Hinds came across "Celebration " while researching 
on-line for a musical theatre performance class. 

"I was really drawn to the music and the universal plot," 
said Hinds. "Since the show is an attempt at a ritual musical, 
the story has a very broad, allegorical plot." Although the 
play bombed on Broadway, Hinds thought it would be 
perfea for an intimate space like Theatre II. "It makes such a 
difference to have the actors so close to you, and I thought 
this show would really be effective," said Hinds. 

Angel, played by junior Wendy Fox, and Orphan, played 
by sophomore Keven Quillon, embrace as they begin their 
romance. Orphan was "a boy lost in the storm" and Angel 
was "a stripper with a heart of gold." ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

When performance week finally drew near, spirits soared 
in Theatre II. The cast began their dress rehearsal with a 
series of vocal exercises while lighting was adjusted on the 
stage and the pianist warmed up. 

"We have to celebrate!" sang the cast, as they set the 
mood of the play. The narrator, the wily Potemkin, told 
the story of Angel, Orphan and Mr. Rich to the imagined 
occupants of a bomb shelter. 

Dancers, clad in black clothes 
and go-go boots, twirled and leaped 
on the stage as they rehearsed one 
of the first scenes of the play. 
Quillon, dressed in a sweater vest 
and collared shin, entered clutching 
a knapsack, whistling nervously to 
himself As he sang the first 
musical number, the dancers 
surrounded him as they attempted 
to seduce the lost Orphan. 

A few scenes later. Fox entered 
in full dress. Twirling her feather 
boa, Fox was the center of attention 
for an entire number as she stripped ofl^her shin and sang of 
Angel's desire for fame and fortune. Leaping into the arms 
of Orphan, Angel began to fall in love with the unlikely 
hero of the play. 

Suzanne Wogisch, a senior, remarked that she'd never 
done something so contemporary or risque. As one of the 
revelers, Wogisch was masked for the entire play. "You're 
putting more of yourself out there, because part of you is hidden 
and it forces you to bring out deeper character," she said. 
After a smooth dress rehearsal, the group kicked off a 
week of sold out shows. 

When the last performance of "Celebration" ended on 
Parents Weekend, the cast was finally able to tnJy celebrate. 
Decked out in their Halloween costumes, the directors, cast 
and crew toasted the show at a late-night party. Relief was 
the dominant emotion. Two cast members summed up the 
experience of "Celebration" with mixed feelings: "It was 
outdated, the audience might not have liked it, but we pulled 
together, stepped up (to the challenge) and we celebrated." ■ 

loo Featu 

Mr. Rich, played by sophomore Andrew 
Gorski, expresses how happy Angel and 
Orphan have made him. Rich, a dying, 
bitter miser, encountered a change of 
heart from the warmth of their romance. 
■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Potemkin, the musical's narrator played 
by freshman Patrick O'Herron, addresses 
the audience in the opening scene of "Cele- 
bration." He tells the tale of an orphan and 
an angel found on New Year's Eve. ■ 
Photo by Todd Grogan 

In a moment of reflection where she shows 
her vulnerability, Angel, played by junior 
Wendy Fox, pauses before the song, 
"Under the Tree." In the song. Angel has 
to decide between Orphan and Mr. Rich. 
■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Two revelers, senior Suzanne Wogish and 
junior Nicki Fink don festive masks in honor 
of Mr. Rich's New Year's Eve party. Wogisch 
commented that performing with a 
mask allowed her to reveal more of her 
character. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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glen's and 


Glen's Fair ?V(ufo\\ers students a variety of tricks and treats for fHalloweer 

Tm. on the Wednesday before Halloween, the 
dgor^D a small corner shop in downtown Harrisonburg 
Tained ajar. Bins of rubber snakes, plastic devil's spears, 
and pirate hats lined the sidewalk and provided the perfect 
incentive for the passers-by to come inside and take a 
closer look. 

"You know what would be cool? If I found colored 
eyelashes," said sophomore Ambre Bosko as she entered 
the shop. Sophomore Eliza Steck followed her friend. The 
cluttered aisles engulfed the girls as they browsed for bits and 
pieces to complete their costumes. Bosko was on a mission 
to find pieces to complement her '70s porn star look. 

"Like in 'Boogie Nights,'" Bosko explained. 

Steck had the added stress of finding accessories for more 
than one costume because she was attending two separate 
events. "I really want to be Captain Hook, but I'm being 
pressured by Ambre to be a roller derby girl," said Steck. 

Bosko pointed out a sparkling royal blue tube top for 
Steck to investigate. "This is it. This is your top! Don't you 
think it will go great with your black shorts?" 

Steck agreed and swung the little piece of fabric over 
her shoulder. However, her attention quickly diverted to 
another display. "Does Captain Hook have a mustache and 
a beard?" Steck selected the mustache and pulled it off 
the rack. 

"Monster Mash" played in the background as the two 
pushed by a trio of college- aged guys wearing grotesque 
masks. A rack of brightly colored boas immediately caught 
Bosko's eye. "This place has everything. I definitely want 
this one," she said and glanced at the price tag. "$16.95!" 
she exclaimed. 

With an assortment of hats to choose from, juniors Patty Yussefieli, Mina 
Mahini and Laura Farley keep an eye out for the perfect addition to their 
Halloween attire. ■ Originally opened as a soda fountain, Glen's Fair 
Price developed into a variety store and was known for its wide range 
of mer-chandise including costumes, pets and camera equipment. ■ 
With her costume idea in mind, junior J.ntii Conger looks through a rack 
of clothes and costumes. While many items were available for sale. Glen's 
also rented out costume ensembles for $15-20. ■ Photos (left to right) 
by Jessica Surace, Statia Molewski and Surace 

"That's kind of expensive, I'll try to find mine from a 
couple of years ^o," added Steck. Bosko and Steck planned 
to spend less than $20 on their costumes. Bosko reluctandy 
walked away from the rack empty handed. 

After several laps through the crowded aisles, Steck 
decided to go with her original idea: Captain Hook. She 
tossed the tube top onto a display of colored hair spray, 
located near the front. 

"I just can't see you going as a man for Halloween," 
Bosko pleaded. 

Steck smirked and headed to the register to make her 
purchase. "Only $6.24. Not bad for just a plastic sword and 
a mustache," she said as she held up the brown paper bag. 

Once again, Glen's Fair Price Store, located at 187 
N. Main St., established itself as a depot for students to find 
that perfect accessory or even an entire Halloween ensemble. 
With over 1 ,000 costumes in stock. Glen's was targeted as 
early as September. 

"Year after year, I have customers come in to request a 
certain costume, but are disappointed to find that it's not 
available," co-owner Gary Stiteler said. "After years of playing 
this game, they get smart and reserve early." 

Glen's originally opened as a soda fountain in 1 94 1 , but 
evolved into a variety store that sold everything from crafts 
to pets to camera equipment. The shop didn't become known 
for its costume rentals until the mid-80s. Sadly, the original 
proprietor and the store's namesake, Glen Stiteler, passed 
away in January 2000. 

"We got the idea to start renting them, because students 
didn't want to spend money on costumes they would only 
wear once." The average rental price ranged from $15-$20 
for one day and was half price for each additional day. 

Stiteler regularly attended nationwide costume conven- 
tions and exhibitions throughout the year in order to obtain 
new ideas. According to Stiteler, movies such as "Scream" 
and "Austin Powers" inspired costume ideas based on their 
popular charaaers. Despite predictions, "Star Wars" costumes 
were not the year's top sellers. 

Even though many students viewed Glen's as a once- 
a-year shopping locale, Stiteler and his employees worked 
year-round to provide patrons with great selections. 

When asked what could possibly follow-up the bustle 
of Halloween, Stiteler smiled. "We received the first ship- 
ment of Santa Glaus suits today." ■ 

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While rummaging through overflowing 
shelves, sophomore Eliza Steck seizes a 
mustache for her costume. Steck spent 
ample time deliberating over her Captain 
Hook costume before she set foot into 
the store. • Photo by Jessica Surace 

Contributing sisterly advice, Julie Foster 
(right) helps her sister Hanna, a senior, 
prepare for a weekend party. With so many 
costumes to choose from, students often 
brought their friends or family members 
along for a second opinion. ■ Photo by 
Statia Molewski 

Just one selection of the numerous Hallo- 
ween accessories available, a witch's hat 
rests on a table right outside the door to 
Glen's Fair Price. The variety store enticed 
passers-by to come inside by showcasing 
someof their merchandise outside. ■ 
Photo by Jessica Surace 

Browsing through a costume catalog, 
junior Stephanie Houtzand sophomore 
Melanie Miller attempt to find an original 
outfit to set themselves apart from the 
rest of their friends. Glen's Fair Price had 
over 1 ,000 costumes in stock to choose 
from. ■ Photo by Jessica Surace 

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Students participate in a ceremony celebra- 
ting the lighting of the Mshumaa Saba, a 
candelabra representing the seven prin- 
ciples of Kwanzaa. The ceremony, held in 
PC Ballroom, was sponsored by the Black 
Student Alliance, the Center for Multicul- 
tural/International Student Services, and 
the Counseling and Student Development 
Center. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Students dance gracefully at the Holiday 
Ball held in the Godwin Hall dance studio. 
The ball was organized primarily for stu- 
dents in the ballroom dance class, although 
all students were invited. Members of the 
class were able to use the skills they had 
learned over the semester and taught 
their guests the graceful moves. ■ Photo 
by Carlton Wolfe 

The United States Marine Corps Band, from 
Quantico, Va., marches in the Harrisonburg 
Christmas Parade on Dec. 3. The parade, 
involving many people and numerous area 
organizations, traveled north on Main 
Street through the downtown area past 
Court Square. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

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December not only marked the end ot the fall semester, 
lUt also the start of the holiday season. As students prepared 
cram for Hnals, they also celebrated the season with friends 
Ind through campus organizations. 

The Peer Mentor Program of the Counseling and 
tudent Development Center, the Black Student Alliance 
d the Center for Multicultural/International Student 
ervices sponsored a celebration of Kwanzaa. The traditional 
stival, in its 10'*' year of celebration on campus, was a way 
r African-Americans to honor their culture and heritage, 
t's a time in which people of the community come together 
give thanks," said junior Chris Jones, vice president of 
SA and the master of ceremonies. "Celebrating Kwanzaa 
emonstrates pride in our African heritage." 

The celebration featured guest speaker Amiri Baraka, a 
'ell-known African-American litetary figure. Events included 
"Karuma," the traditional feast of Kwanzaa, and the lighting 
f the "Mshumaa Saba," a candelabra, representing the 
:ven principles of the holiday. 

Later in the month, students, faculty and community 
embers gathered on the Quad and sang Christmas carols 
luring the annual tree lighting ceremony. The festivities b^^n 
ith the Holiday Fest and Christmas Vespers in Wilson Hall 
ditorium where the JMU Chorale, Symphony Orchestra 
id Brass Ensemble performed a variety of Christmas favorites. 

'Tis the season for holidays, 

which students 


The celeha^^then moved to the steps of Wilson Hall where 
the.flCn|^iporary Gospel Singers and the Brass Ensemble 
nteoBmed hundreds of audience members as complimentary 
rchocolate was served. Dr. Mark Warner, the vice president 
of academic affairs, had the honor of lighting the tree. 

The ceremony was a tradition for many students in- 
cluding roommates Andrea Illmensee, Jennae Walton, Becca 
Liptrap and Sarah Kipperman, all seniors. They had attended 
the ceremony together each year since they were freshmen. 
"It's a special holiday," said Illmensee. "And since we can't 
be with our home families, we're here with our school family." 

Another holiday celebrated was Hanukkah, the Jewish 
Festival of Lights. "There aren't many Jews here at JMU," 
said sophomore Tammy Berkovich, a member of the Hillel 
Counselorship. "It's imponant for us to celebrate together." 
Hillel members gathered, lit the Menorah, sang traditional 
Hanukkah songs, played dreidel, exchanged gifts and pre- 
pared some traditional Hanukkah foods. "We made potato 
latkes," said Berkovich. "It's a dish prepared by frying 
potatoes in oil and has to do with the ancient Jewish story 
of the lamp oil that lasted for eight days." 

Whether lighting the Mshumaa Saba, a Christmas tree 
or a Menorah, students learned that celebrating the holidays 
with their peers was just as important as celebrating at home 
with their families. ■ 

in many ways 

Students enjoy the outdoor festivities at 
the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony 
on the Quad. The JMU Chorale and Sym- 
phony Orchestra performed in Wilson Hall 
during the first half of the concert while the 
Contemporary Gospel Singers and the Brass 
Ensemble entertained the audience outside 
on the steps of Wilson Hall. ■ Photo by 
Kirstin Reid 


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Cf^y*^ I lauriekutchins 

Students get the chance to learn 
with an award-winning poet 

A published poet, English professor Dr. 
Laurie Kutchins teaches both creative 
workshop classes and literature courses. 
Kutchins enjoyed sharing her craft with 
students on campus: 'The students at JMU 
are wonderful," said Kutchins. "Students 
here are willing to take risks in the classroom 
even if it means failing or perhaps not 
succeeding completely." ■ Photo by 
Kirstin field 

'I'm not always 

the teacher. 
I learn 

from them too." 

» Dr. Laurie Kutchins 

Many students would have enjoyed talking to Walt 
Whitman, taking tea with Emily Dickinson or having a beer 
with Allen Ginsberg. A small number of students had the 
opportunity to not only speak with the author of a published 
poem but to learn from her in a classroom setting. 

Dr. Laurie Kutchins won a number of awards for her 
poetry, including the 1 997 Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for 
the "The Night Path." The award was given twice a year to, 
"a poet in mid-career whose manuscript is of exceptional 
merit." Isabella Gardner, poet, actress, editor, was responsible 
for the success of many other young poets by helping them 
find publication during her lifetime. 

Kutchins readily admitted that she was not a scholar. 
In fact, class discussions on poems did not involve heavy 
analysis or in-depth readings. She focused on feelings, 
nature and how a poem or specific line spoke to the reader 
on an individual level. 

Born and raised in Casper, Wyo., Kutchins had been 
writing poetry since grade school but it wasn't until junior 
high and high school that she began to use poetry as a means 
to express herself "I felt a need to say things through poems," 
she said. Kutchins cited three writers in particular that were 
her creative influences while growing up. She loved everything 
by Dostoyevsky, including her favorite, "Crime and Punish- 
ment," and the works of Herman Hesse also rated highly 
among her top picks of literature. Robert Frost, a prominent 
American poet of the modern era, was a major influence 
on her early work as a poet also. 

Kutchins loved Frost's writing on the natural world, 
especially "his images of nature and the way he said something 
without really saying it," Kutchins said. 

Kutchins attended Carlton College, a small school in 
Minnesota. "I always liked to write poetry but I didn't plan on 
it . . . college was an exploratory time for me," said Kutchins. 


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In fact, her first recognition as a poet came when she was 20 
years old. A professor encouraged her to submit some work to a 
literary magazine enrided "Handbook" and she later leamed that 
her work was immediately accepted by editors for publication. 

After receiving her imdergraduate degree, Kutchins held 
a number of jobs. She worked for a newspaper and for the 
state arts council in Minnesota. Kutchins enrolled in graduate 
school at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst after a 
nearly six-year hiatus from school. She earned a master's of 
fine arts in poetry and fiirther established her career in poetry. 

Kutchins' poetry was highly emotional and honest. Her 
second work, "The Night Path," was not only award-winning, 
but praised by two other famous female poets. 

Maxine Kimiin, a poet who became well known during 
the '60s along with the infamous Sylvia Plath and Anne 
Sexton, wrote, "A new vista [exists] in the poems Laurie 
Kutchins writes about pregnancy and birth. They are concrete 
and lyrical, factual and wildly speculative." 

Kutchins herself was very open about her inspirations for 
"The Night Path." In addition to its themes of nature and 
motherhood, the collection was also based on the human 
experience of change. Kutchins described it as, "a oneness or 
a connection with something beyond the self." 

"I explore what is intelligence ... it is more than an aa of 
the mind, it is an intelligence of senses, spirit, body," said 
Kutchins candidly. With poem tides like, "Birthdream," "My 
Father's Tumor," "Portrait of an Unfinished Self-Portrait," 
and "Think," it was easy to see that Kutchins was inviting 
the reader into her inner world. One might think that a 
published, award-winning poet would be most proud of her 
career and life work but Kutchins had a unique perspective 
on pride. 

She clearly struggled with stating directly that of which 
she was proud. "I have a hard time claiming things that I'm 





proud of . . . I'm proud ot believing in integrity in a world 
that doesn't, integrity as a writer and as a teacher and in 
maintaining a compassion for others, empathy and a sense 
of wholeness, " said Kutchins. She believed that often people 
in positions of power have a corresponding loss of integrity. 

Kutchins first came to JMU in 1993, teaching survey 
and poetry workshop classes. She left to teach at the Uni- 
versity of Mexico in Albuquerque during a two-year leave. 

"The students at JMU are wonderful," said Kutchins. 
"Students here are willing to take risks in the classroom even 
if it means failing or perhaps not succeeding completely." The 
classroom, according to Kutchins, was a place of contained 

creative energy and she noted that in the literature classes, too, 
the students "have really good minds." 

No matter what type of class she instructed, Kutchins 
enjoyed her job. "I'm not always the teacher" she said, "1 
learn from them too." 

Kutchins empathized that aspiring poets must be carefiJ 
observers and listeners. "No thing is too small to carry the 
seeds of a poem ... the best poems come out of small 
particulars," said Kutchins. She encouraged free writing and 
maintained a relaxed atmosphere where everyone was wel- 
come to express themselves and, in doing so, Kutchins 
provided inspiration for future poets. ■ 





An English professor, Dr. Laurie Kutchins 
is the recipient of many awards for her 
poetry, including the 1 997 Isabella Gardner 
Poetry Award. However, she readily ad- 
mitted that she was not a scholar. In fact, 
rather than concentrating on heavy analyses 
or in-depth readings, her class discussions 
on poems focused on feelings, nature and 
how a poem or specific line spoke to the 
reader on an individual level. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

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Gen Ed and student diversity remain 
for discussion while new issues arise 

Students and faculty join together to march 
in commemoration of Martin Luther King 
Jr.'s birthday on Jan. 1 7. The procession 
started in Zane Showker Hall and ended 
in Grafton-Stovall Theatre. ■ Photo by 
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This sign, posted in Chappelear Hall was 
originally posted as a joke, but was left 
up by residents because people weren't 
taking the peeper seriously. Chappelear 
residents were peeping virtims on several 
different occasions. ■ Photo by KirstinReid 

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For a university whose architecture, academics and land- 
scaping varied considerably, one had only to look around on 
a typical weekday to see an area of campus that was lacking 
diversity: the student population. Of the more than 13,700 
students enrolled, only 1 5 percent came from a multicultural 
background. This figure saw steady decline in the past five 
years prompting administrators and students alike to re- 
evaluate the multicultural draws of the university. 

Discrepancies in minority representation were a cul- 
mination of factors all having a great impact but not all 
controllable, according to Zebulan Davenport, director of 
the Center for Multicultural Student Services. Numbers of 
ethnically diverse people were deciding to attend colleges 
specific to their race while also choosing to go to institutions 
offering more financial aid. 

Despite these trends, minority students also found a 
unique attraaion to the university when making their college 
decision. "JMU offered something different for me. All of 
my friends chose to stay at home and go to Old Dominion 
or VCU because they knew people there. They had a strong 
support system in place," said junior Coleen SantaAna, 
vice president of the Asian Student Union. 

"I think a lot of times when you are in the minority 
population in a predominantly white institution there are 
times when students feel unwelcome and not included. We 
try our best to help provide them student organizations and 
support systems. However, as numbers grow, we would like 
to hope it's going to help because it's a constant struggle 


ne was supposed to be the safest place to be, yet 
some students, both on- and ofip-campus, were forced to 
reassess their safety precautions. Incidents of "peeping" 
became an epidemic throughout the university community. 
Suspects repeatedly entered residence hall bathrooms to 
spy on women in the shower, while some women on Greek 
Row and in apartments and houses off campus awoke to 
find intruders in their bedrooms. Even the library, usuall) 
a refuge for students seeking quiet and privacy, was the 
location of an act of indecent exposure. 

Students reacted in different ways. Women in Chap- 
pelear Hall took an aggressive approach. They hoped to drive 
off potential intruders with a banner reading, "Peep This!" 

"Students don't care enough about their safety until 
something happens to them," said senior Dan Peterson, a 



for those students," said Zephia Bryant, assistant director 
of the Center for Mukicultural Student Services. 

As a self-described "typical, middle class white student," 
Jennifer McNamara, a junior, offered a different view to 
the diversity discussion. "I can see the school as diverse from 
my perspective," said McNamara. She took it upon herself 
to learn from others. "I chose to seek other cultures." 

Official enrollment facts and figures echoed the senti- 
ments of many students who were happy with the academic 
programs offered, but telt as though the university did 
not reflect the real world. 

"JMU is diverse to a certain extent but it's not as diverse 
as it could be," said Bryant. "Of course we have several 
different populations represented on our campus in small 
numbers but not many of our students are going to be 
exposed to those particular populations." 

While no specific cause could pinpoint the problem, 
administrators cited a lack of effort in minority recruitment 
as one probable decrease in minority enrollment. "1 don't think 
we've done enough to recruit some of those minority popu- 
lations. And for whatever reason there are studies being 
done to determine why we are not getting those numbers 
and those other populations on our campus," said Bryant. 

The Center for Multicultural Student Services expressed 
the goal of making the university more representative of the 
overall minority population of the state. CMSS looked at the 
percentage of students at JMU in the different ethnic groups 
and compared it to the specific Virginia breakdown of people 

according to ethnic group. Their 
findings showed that at JMU the 
African-American population was 5 
percent while the state of Virginia 
was 19.8 percent. 

According to Davenport, the 
benefits of a multicultural environment 
not only helped minorities but allowed 
everyone to learn how to interact and 
work with people who were different. 
"Diversity not only helps educate the 
current population going through 
this microcosm of a real world, but 
it also helps people in terms of being 
employable. When they get out in 
the work force, employers want to 
know that college students have had 
experience working with different 
types of people," he said. 

"Students need to understand that diversity in a 
college setting isn't just helping out minorities, it helps 
everybody because you learn more and you learn how to 
interact and work with people who are different than 
you," said Davenport. 

"It takes effort by people on all sides to come together, 
if we want to promote the notion of 'All Together One,' 
we need to embrace others and reach out so that we are 
together," said Davenport. ■ 

campus diversity 

Breakdown of student body by ethnicity 
spring enrollment; 1 3,745 

Caucasian 1 1,581 



African-American 730 5% 

Asian-American 604 4% 

Hispanic/Latino 244 1.8% 

Native American 33 .2% 

Other multicultural groups 553 3.8% 

■ Source: JMU Institutional Researcti 

resident adviser in Shorts Hall. Chappelear residents took a 
number of steps to ensure they were safe, including hanging 
cans on their doors so they could hear when it opened. 

"It's tough when letting people in the building out of 
courtesy and to think about or doubt anyone's intentions," 
said Jennifer Surface, a sophomore who lived in Chappelear. 

Senior Monica Bonnett lived off campus and didn't 
have any personal experiences with peepers but made sure 
to keep her door locked at all times. "At best, the publicity 
about the peepers has made us more aware of the dangers 
lurking in the shadows and the need to be safe, even in a 
small, safe town like Harrisonburg." 

Senior Jenn Sacra lived on Mason Street, where intru- 
ders had allegedly frequented houses the past few years. "I 
felt violated when I thought a stalker was outside at six o'clock 

in the morning," said Sacra, whose housemate heard someone 
attempting to open the door around the same time. 

While the peeping incidents more directly affected 
women, men also had strong opinions about the issue. "The 
men must be deranged ... a twisted mind, maybe driven by 
lust to an act of desperation, " said sophomore Mark Savage. 

Rob Downs, who lived in Chappelear Hall, witnessed 
firsthand the effect the peepers have had on his residence 
hall. "These few people are making the rest of campus feel 
insecure about living our everyday lives and I don't think 
it's fair," said Downs, an ISAT major. 

While the peeping incidents were investigated, students 
made sure to be careful. Campus officials considered the 
installation of additional locks and entrance devices but 
awareness appeared to be the most effective precaution. ■ 





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As part of the university's new image cam- 
paign aligning the goals of James Madison, 
the man, with James Madison, the uni- 
versity, decorative banners were placed 
along the Quad and in front of Wilson Hall. 
Most students and faculty appreciated these 
implementations of the new marketing 
strategy. ■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

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The 1 999-2000 academic year saw the creation of a new 
universiry marketing effon and for the first time in 10 years, 
a makeover of the university's mission statement, however, 
the administration allowed litde-to-no smdent input in either. 

In September, President Linwood Rose's inaugural 
address introduced, "All Together One." He began, "I hope, 
that this occasion will provide an opportunity to open our 
eyes, our minds and our spirits to our fiiture possibilities. " 

At the reception, the university distributed plastic cups 
and T-shirts with the trademarked phrase, and publicized a 
web site set up to "spread the spirit of 'All Together One." 
Yet aside from those limited eflForts, the imiversity did little 
to explain what the phrase meant or to gather student input. 

By February, few students even knew about the phrase, 
or what it meant. "I've seen it in The Breeze, but I don't 
know what it refers to, " said junior Meghan Smith about 
"All Together One. " Junior Dana Stokes was more like 
most students who had never heard the phrase. 

The revision of the university mission statement came 
about in a similar fashion. Early in November, 1 8 faculty, 
administrators and one student met to discuss the new 
mission statement. The draft read: "We are committed to 
preparing students to be enlightened and educated citizens 

who will lead productive and meaningfiil lives in an inter- 
dependent world. As a public university, James Madison 
University is innovative, responsive and accountable." 

From the beginning, the draft sparked heated argimients. 
Much of the dispute was over the institutional character- 
istics: a learning culture of academic excellence; a residential, 
comprehensive and student-centered environment; a con- 
nected and diverse campus community; recruiting and re- 
taining outstanding, involved smdents who are preparing for 
the future; recruiting and retaining faculty, staff and admin- 
istrators who are leaders and mentors. 

"It's the process of achieving academic excellence that's 
not in here, " said David Brakke, dean of the College of 
Science and Mathematics. "This is a really high quality 
faculty and I don't think faculty's role comes out enough." 

In its first meeting of 2000, the SGA further criticized 
the statement for its vagueness, failure to distinguish the 
university fi-om other colleges and their lack of input on the 
changes. Yet the copy of the statement presented to the SGA 
differed from the original draft. The statement read: "We 
are committed to preparing students to be enlightened and 
educated citizens who will lead productive and meaningfiil 
lives." No explanation was given as to why the administration 


The new General Education program was 
controversial and confusing to some 
students. Many felt they had less control 
over the core courses they had to take 
and would have preferred the Liberal 
Studies program. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Genera] Education, the controversial replacement 
for the Liberal Smdies program, was, for many people, 
a constant source of anger and frustration. The offi- 
cial definition promised the following: "These courses 
together challenge students to make connections 
among disciplines while satisfying all of the learning 
objectives of each cluster." 

Both students and faculty had mixed feelings on 
the new program. First introduced to the university in fall 
1997, the Gen Ed program was voted on by 572 faculty 
and staff members, 512 of who voted against it. Despite the 
uneven results, the university chose to install the program. 
Dr. Linda Cabe Halpern, dean of Gen Ed, said, "Any time 
a university under-goes a major program change, there are 
growing pains. Overall, however, I believe James Madison 
has one of the strongest general education programs in 
the country for an institution of its size." 

Junior Casey Kozilo, an English major, was a member 
of the first class to experience the Gen Ed program. "It's 
good for you to get a well-rounded education but some 

smffis just ridiculous. It takes up too much time, especially 
when you're trying to get out in four years." Juniors also 
faced further difficulty with the "clusters" when they foimd 
that certain classes appeared to disappear all together after they 
had counted on taking them. The replacements, like Micro- 
economics, prove far from enjoyable for an English major. 

Students from all academic levels questioned the value 
of many of the program's required classes. 

"I think that some of the classes are good and cover 
important information, but there is an over-abundance of 
courses and most are really not necessary. I wish that instead 
of having the pressure of Gen Ed courses, we could only 
be concerned with the pressure of choosing a major," said 
freshman Allison Whitten. 

Sophomores in particular, found themselves still ful- 
filling class requirements while simultaneously keeping 
their GPAs from plunging in their newly declared major. 
"Gen Ed courses are harder than classes I'm taking for my 
major. If I'm not majoring in science then why do I care?" 
sophomore Jennifer Epler asked. 

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presented a different draft. 

Several members voiced their disagreement with the 
statement. "It should say something and I'm aftaid this 
doesn't," said Matt Conrad, senator ot arts and letters. 

On Jan. 13, the 29-member University Council, com- 
posed ot Rose, SGA President Austin Adams, SGA Vice 
President Heather Herman, university vice presidents, the 
college and library deans, and faculty and student represen- 
tatives, met to discuss the draft. 

"I think our mission statement should stand on its own," 
said Adams at the meeting. "This [new] statement doesn't 
stand on its own, it's too vague. " He also stated that the SGA 
thought students were not part ot the "we " in the statement. 

Rose disagreed. "As president of this institution I am 
very proud of the mission statement because it totally points 
to the students." 

Despite the SGA's unanimous disapproval, the Uni- 
versity Council approved the statement and the Board of 
Visitors unanimously approved it soon thereafter. 

The method the university chose to bring about both 
"All Together One" and the revised mission statement only 
led to a more fragmented and difficult relationship 
between students and members of the administration. ■ 

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One sophomore wished he had a similar course load to 
some of his senior friends. "The program sucks. The clusters 
are no good and I ended up taking a lot of classes I don't need. 
I definitely would have preferred Liberal Studies. It makes 
it seem like you're more in control," said Michael Covington. 

Students, it appeared, were bearing the brunt of the 
university's "growing pains." Many majors required that a 
certain GPA be achieved and maintained. Students foimd 
this extremely difficult to do when they were obligated to take 
Gen Ed courses that proved significantly strenuous. 

Some professors had different opinions. Dr. Rex Fuller, 
SCOM professor and coordinator of Cluster One, felt that, 
"The general education program was proving to be successful 
and that the university's core liberal arts curriculimi had been 
significandy strengthened as a resiJt of General Education." 

Faculty and staff at the university appeared to have 
mixed feelings on the topic. No matter what their opinion, 
many students and faculty still had a rocky road ahead of 
them as the university continued to work out the kinks in 
the General Education program. ■ 

Whether it was thrmfflW the editorial seaion of The Breeze, talking amongst 
colleagues or just daily conversation, many students and faculty expressed 
their discontent with the parking situation on campus during the year. 

Many students left their homes 30 minutes to an hour before their class 
started, only to find a line ot cars waiting to enter a parking lot. 

"It was disastrous, really," said junior transfer student Autumn Smiley. 
"I think that if you pay tor a permit, you should be able to get a parking spot." 

The university made an effort to remedy 
the problem with the concepdon of a new $6.6 
million parking garage. However, the price 
tag left a big hole in the pockets of those 
willing to shell out money for a parking per- 
mit. Full-time commuters had to hand over 
$140 for the privilege of parking in only 14 
of the 40 lots available on campus before 4 
p.m. Residents paid the same fee, but only 
had four designated lots to park in before 4 p.m. Seniors were the only group 
given the option to buy a sticker on a semester basis for $70 per semester. 
Having their annual salary used as a guideline for the year's permit fees, faculty 
and staff held the largest burden, paying up to $360 per sticker. 

Construction of the new four-level parking garage between Bridgeforth 
Stadium and Newman Lake broke groimd in March. The appearance of muddy 
bulldozers and yellow tape left pedestrians inconvenienced and Greek Row 
residents pulling their pillows over their heads in order to drown out the noise. 

Handwritten and hard-to-read parking citauons ceased to exist after parking 
services introduced a new device used to generate weather-resistant tickets. 

The thermal printer, known as Rxl , was first used near the end of December 
and allowed parking enforcement officials to access the permit database 
immediately. The Rxl had the ability to alert officials when a vehicle was 
eligible for towing or a lost or stolen permit had been found. ■ 

Full-time commuters 
had to hand over $140 
for the privilege of 
parking in only 14 of 
the 40 lots available on 
campus before 4 p.m. 

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University Parking 
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in front of Godwin 
Hall. The lack of 
parking at the 
university, the 
increase in fees 
and the location 
of the new parking 
deck were all con- 
troversial issues. 
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how do you want to be remembereit? 

Matt Pittman 

• Lesley Golenor ■ Alyssa Hall 

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"Cliff-top Calisthenics" 

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a Laura Kfempasky, Rachel Krempasky, 
Zoya Bankley, Kim Snyder 

■ Lucy Bradshaw, Emma Joscelyne, Angela King, Emily 
Hess, Laurie Whitlock, Rachel Immekus, Christy Hartford, 
Courtney Hand, Ashley Hutchison, IVIegan Biczak 

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In a classroom in Burruss Hall, students attend an evening 
class lecture. Burmss, along with Miller Hall, housed the College 
of Science and Mathematics, the smallest of the five colleges 
at the university. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

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"James Madison University offers a solid mix of liberal ans and pre-professional 
programs that does credit to the school's illustrious name," proclaimed the 1999 
edition of "Barron's Best Buys in College Education. ' In keeping with tradition, the 
university continued to impress the nation with its academic reputation as students 
and faculty worked toward an ever-brightening future. Programs, groups and indi- 
viduals succeeded in an endless variety ot venues. 

In the 1998 and 1999 editions of U.S. News and World Report, the university's 
speech pathology program was ranked 41" among 50 top graduate level programs — 
the only university in Virginia to make the list. The university's accounting program 
was also ranked in the top 10 of universities with students who passed the CPA exam 
on their first tr)'. 

Changes were evident all over campus. The CISAT campus continued to 
structurally grow while the College of Business and the School of Media Arts and 
Design struggled with overcrowding. The General Education program experienced 
continued growing pains, while the last students from the Liberal Studies program 
prepared to graduate. 

Individuals also made great strides in the tradition of innovation. Because of 
students' efforts, the university officially honored Martin Luther King Jr. Day. An 
ISAT student conduaed important research for Merck, Inc. while still others, faciJty 
and students alike, gave back to the community building houses, supporting charities 
and offering their time to help others. 

Examples of Dukes' success were plentiful as the university moved forward into 
the 21" century. ■ by Anna Lucas 





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I Breezeway between Ashby Hall and Wampler Hall Photo by Steve Boling 1 

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Number of majors 





Art History 








Inter. Soc. Sci. 


International Affairs 




Mod. Foreign Long. 






Political Science 


Public Administration 








Theatre & Dance 


Total 3,907 

based on fall 1999 totals 

Dr. William O'Meara sits in on a 
group discussion in one of his 
philosophy classes. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

Zirkle House, located on South Main 
Street across from the Quad, was 
home to student art galleries. The 
house included the Artworks 
Gallery, New Image Gallery and 
The Other Gallery in addition to 
several faculty offices. ■ Photo 
by Todd Grogan 


evetybody's doing it 

With about 4,000 students enrolled in its 18 offered majors, the College 
of Ans and Letters was the largest and most popular college at the university. 
With a wide range of course offerings and concentrations, sections of the college 
stru^ed with the large etuoUment but most smdents found the traditional studies 
to be intellectually challenging and their degrees promising a successful future. 
Sometimes the large number of students in a department created problems. 
English majors accounted for the highest number of students, with 571, but 
Keezell Hall did not compare to the frustration found in Anthony-Seeger Hall. 
Due to the School of Media Arts and Design's overwhelming number of 
applicants, a new program, tided pre-SMAD, was devised with the intended 
purpose of narrowing the number of students by establishing requirements 
and restrictions. "1 think that SMAD will be an intriguing major to pursue if 
1 ever get past the admissions process, " said sophomore Tim Cavenaugh. 

There were many students who were more than satisfied with the school 
they selected. "People complain about the Music Building, but I think it is 
the best building because I get to do what 1 love to do, all day, every day," 
junior music major Michelle McDaniel said. 

Senior SCOM major Dave Malter was also pleased with his college. "SCOM, 
in my opinion, is the best major on this campus. It has prepared me above and 
beyond what I ever expected. It also has the best group of students and faculty 
I could ever ask for, " said Malter. 

Art and political science majors were two of the more popular majors in 
the College of Arts and Letters. With 430 art majors, it would seem difficult 
to accommodate everyone's needs, but most students seemed satisfied. Junior 
Jon Cheski said, "The teachers challenge us, but at the same time give us the 
freedom we need to be creative." 

Totaling 332 students, political science majors felt ready for their 
futiu'es. Senior Matt Indrisano said, "My major thus far has prepared me 
with a good basis to go on to law school." ■ 

Maury and Jackson Halls were the first buildings completed on campus 

Before D-Hall, students ate in a dining room in Harrison Hall 

There is a boulder in the basement of Keezell Hall. Rather than removing it, 

they built around It 

Jackson Hall was built in 1 909 and was originally called "Dorm #1 ." It wasn't 

given its present name until 1918 

Anthony-Seeger Hall was built not only to educate the children of Harrisonburg 

as well as future teachers, but also to promote child bearing in college students 

Keezell Hall used to have a pool in the basement with room G-8 as its deep end 

When he was president of the university, chancellor Dr. Ronald Carrier and 

his family used to live in Hillcrest House and invited each incoming student 

there for tea 

things to do 

honor societies 

Alpha Epsilon Rho (broadcostingl 
Alpha Psi Omega (theater) 
Delta Sigma Rho (forensics) 
Iota Iota Iota (women's studies) 
Kappa Pi (art and art history) 
Lambda Pi Eta (communications) 
Phi Alpha (social work) 
Phi Alpha Theto (history) 
Phi Sigma Iota (foreign language) 
Phi Sigma Tou (philosophy) 
Pi Sigma Alpha (political science) 
Sigma Tau Delta (English) 
Tau Beta Sigma (band) 

public ations and media 


The Bluestone 

The Breeze 

gardy loo 

Gemini Entertainment 


major-related nriganiyatinn«t 

American Society of Interior Designers 

Anthropology Society 

Art Club 

Dobro Slovo, Russian studies 

Flute Club 

International Association of Jazz Educators 

International Turmpet Guild 

JMU Ballroom and Folk Dance Club 

JMU Dance Theatre 

Kappa Kappa Psi, band fraternity 

Keyboard Association 

Madison Association of Clarinetists 

Madison Dance Club 


Music Educators National Conference 

National Art Education Association 

Phi Buda Rudo, faux band fraternity 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

Sigma Alpha Iota, music sorority 

Society of Philosophy and Religion 

Sociology Club 

Stratford Players 

Tuba Club 

University Graphics 

Wayland Historical Society 


information compiled by Kara Carpenter and Brooke Hoxie 

2.12 \ Classes ■ College of Arts and Letters 

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Bryan K. Aheniathy, Int. Affairs; Suffolk, VA 
Tabirha L. Aberts, Hnglish; Manassas Park, VA 
Austin F. Adams, Pol. Sci./lnt. Affairs; Fairfax, VA 
Jastnine C. Aherne, Sociology; Scituate, MA 
Yasmeen M. Al-Khafaji, Int. Affairs; McLean, VA 
Shannon L. Alexander, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Fairfax VA 
Cfiarlotte A. Afford, History; Louisa, VA 

Mictiael J. Allen, Music Ed.; Lynchburg, VA 
Virginia K. Almond, Music Industry; Burke, VA 
John M. Alspaugh, Graphic Design; Midlothian, VA 
Whitney P. Altizer, History; Martinsville, VA 
Stacey L. Anderson, English/Spanish; Hebron, CT 
Tamar D. Anitai, SMAD; Virginia Beach, VA 
Michael T. Anzuini, Music Ed.; East Windsor, NJ 

Laura A. Apelt, Musical Theater; Poquoson, VA 
Marcia A. Apperson, SMAD; Buckingham, VA 
Bonnie P. Arbour, Political Science; Fairfax, VA 
David J. Armentrout, SMAD; Richmond, VA 
Jennie S. Austin, History; Charlottes'ville, VA 
Brian B. Bailey, History; Springfield, VA 
Trenton D. Bakich, SMAD; Las Vegas, NV 

Matthew D. Balthrop, English; Leesburg, VA 
Danielle J. Banker, English; Moneta, VA 
Kristin L. Barkerding, Music Ind.; Springfield. VA 
Peter M. Baroody, Political Science; Alexandria, VA 
Andrea M. Barracca, English; FarmingviUe, NY 
Christine M. Bartholow, Sociology: Chadds Ford, PA 
Ali,son H. Bass, SMAD; Richmond, VA 

Christopher J. Bean, Anthropology; Alexandria, VA 
Zachary T. Bear, History; Pittsburg, PA 
Jessica J. Beck, SCOM; Charlottesville, VA 
Matthew J. Beck, Int. Afiairs; Guilderland, NY 
Jennifer L. Beemer, Political Science; Manassas, VA 
Jennifer L. Beisler, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Nonh Caldwell, NJ 
Kathryn A. Belcher, Art; Arlington, VA 

Elizabeth A. Bell, SCOM; Virginia Beach, VA 
Kimberly A. Bell, SCOM; Manassas, VA 
ICara G. Bergquist, Sociology; Vienna, VA 
Jennifer L. Berwick, English; Aurora, CO 
Bryce W. Bigger, SMAD; Frankim, VA 
Nichole A. Bigley, SCOM; Sterling, VA 
Christina M. Biondi, inter. Soc. Sci.; Sterling, VA 

Paige M. Blackwell, Sociology; Winchester, VA 
Heather N. Blair, Political Science; Herndon, VA 
ICaryn D. Blanco, Philosophy; Arlington, VA 
Stephen H. Blinn, History; Beverly, MA 
Whitney A. Bloxom, SCOM; Pocomoke City, MD 
Mary-Elizaberh Boehm, Sociology; Annandale, VA 
Kara L. Boehne, Music Education; Gettysburg, PA 

Neill C. Bradley, History; Assawoman, VA 
David M. Branch, English; Richmond, VA 
Beth A. Branner, Graphic Design; Timberville, VA 
Jason S. Breeden, Sociology; Stanley, VA 
WiUiam V. Brierre III, SMAD; Alexandria, VA 
Christopher G. Bright, History; Springfield, VA 
Ryan E. Brolley, English; Farmington, CT 

Ashlynn E. Brooks, Music Theater; Virginia Beach, VA 

ICristine B. Broolcs, Political Science; Mt. Sidney, VA 

Shelley A. Brooks, History; Ashburn, VA 

Jenny R. Browder, Dance; Harrisonburg, VA 

Angel R. Brown, Studio Art; Vitginia Beach, VA 

Robin E. Browne, Art; California, MD 

John G. Brzozowski, Music Ed.; Scotch Plains, NJ 





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Holly L. Buchanan; SCOM; Yorktown. VA 

Erica M. Bukva, Pol. Sci./l'ub. Adm.; Front Royal, VA 

Terri L. Bullock, SCOM; Wall, N| 

Kathcrine E. Bunch, SCOM; Chesapeake, VA 

Michael J. Buns, History; Largo, FL 

Alison R. Burke, Art; Fredericksburg, VA 

Kelli M. Burke, Music; Glen Rock, NJ 

Elliot A. Burres, SCOM; Piano, TX 

Norman W. Burt, SMAD; Felton, DE 

Amanda B. Burton, Mus. Ed.; Colonial Heights, VA 

Scott Burton, Music; Millsboro, DF 

John D. Call, Studio Art; Marion, VA 

Matthew Cannington, Mus. 1 hearer; Williamsburg, VA 

Louis Caponegro Jr., Pol. Science; Parsippany, NJ 

Jill E. Cardinal, SCOM; Cincinnati. OH 

Kara S. Carpenter, SMAD; Falls Church, VA 

Michael P. Carr, Polirical Science; Sourhold, NY 

Shannon H. Carter, SMAD; RockviUe. MD 

Marisa A. Catalano, SCOM; Lynchburg, VA 

Brian P. Chalk, English; West Windsor, NJ 

Karhryn A. Chambers, English; Wesrwood, MA 

Stephen M. Champi, English; St. Charles, IL 

Christina R. Chang, SCOM; Fairfax, VA 

So-Yun Chang, Ciraphic Design; Fairfax, VA 

Chanelle L. Chapman, Sociology; Suffolk, VA 

Jennifer E. Chapman, Art History; AnnandaJe, VA 

Gabrielle M. Charbonneau, Art; Chesapeake, VA 

Jessica H. Chase, English; Sterling, MA 

Kurr E. Chesko, Int. Affairs/French; Chicago, IL 

Jennifer E. Chidley, Music Industry; Richmond, VA 

Esther Y. Choi, English; Annandale, VA 

Stacey L. Chronister, Anthropology; Leesburg, VA 

Casey K. Cichowicz, Music Ind.; Upper Strasburg, PA 

Everert C. Clarkson, English; Chesapeake, VA 

Lori A. Clifton, SCOM; Danville, VA 

Christopher M. Clopton, SMAD; Staunton, VA 

Leslie B. Coffey, English; Buena Vista. VA 

Craig C. Coffman, Hisrory; Broadway, VA 

Leigh Ann Coffman, Sociology; Waynejiboro, VA 

Dayna M. Colangelo, Sociology; Smirhrown, NY 

Lauren E. Comer, Sociology; Northport, NY 

Shaena A. Conlin, Art; Reston, VA 

Jennifer L. Coons, Polirical Science; Alramonr, NY 

Michael A. Copps, English; Alexandria, VA 

John C. Cosgrove, Int. Affairs/German; Springfield, VA 

Emily S. Couch, Public Administrarion; Dayron, VA 

Mashona R. Council, English; Gloucester, VA 

David S. Cousins, Public Admin.; Richmond, VA 

Serh T. Cowall, Graphic Design; Salisbury, MD 

David M. Craft, English; Norfolk, VA 

Matthew F. Craig, SMAD; Westminsrer, MD 

Melissa H. Crane, English; Richmond, VA 

Bridget M. Crawford, English; Woodbridge, VA 

Correna L. Crickenberger, English; Waynesboro, VA 

Melissa A. Cruz, Mod. For. Lang.; Woodbridge. VA 

Michael J. CuccuruUo, Int. Affairs; Ronkonkoma, NY 

Joseph P. CuUen, English; Germantown, MD 

Ann M. Cummings, Political Science; Elmira, NY 

Joseph P. Curtis, Political Science; Meherrin, VA 

Lindsay A. Czarniak, SMAD; Clifton. VA 

Louise M. DaCosta, History; Farmingron, ME 

C. Jackie Daniel, Music Education; Rochester. NY 

Lori M. Dardar, Interior Design; Leesburg, VA 

2 1 4 I Classes ■ Profile: Jason Snow 

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chorus is the 
next step for 
me to take; 
it's some- 
thing that I'm 
interested in 
and have 
wanted to do." 
» senior 
Jason Snow 

At a university ot almost 13,000 students, one voice stood out from the rest 
... literally. 

Senior Jason Snow, a music education major with a vocal concentration, spent 
the past four years developing a reputation as having one of the school's most out- 
standing voices. As a member ot Kappa Kappa Psi, a national band fraternity, since 
his freshman year. Snow has served as vice president of service for rwo years. His 
responsibilities included setting up and coordinating Service events, setting up equip- 
ment for the Marching Royal Dukes, organizing the music library and heading the 
service committee. His committee panicipated in the adopt-a-highway and campus 
adopt-a-flowerbed programs, as well as selling daffodils in the spring to support the 
American Cancer Society. 

Yet it was his involvement in The Madison Project that led him to campus-wide 
fame. Snow followed in the footsteps of his brother, J.R. ('98), who was one of the 
group's founding fatliers. Serving as music direaor, Jason conduced rehearsals and worked 
closely with Adam Klein and business manager Mike Hadary to set up events and equip- 
ment for the group which practiced approximately five hours a week. The group 
performed about 20 to 30 times per semester at charities, clubs, campus events, high 
schools, colleges and for alumni. The charities to which they made contributions 
included Camp Heartland, the Women's Breast Cancer Foundation, Make-a-Wish 
Foundation® and Take Back the Night. 

Snow's extensive background in the university's music scene began when he was 
section leader for the saxophone section in the Marching Royal Dukes for two years. 
After playing sax since the third grade and throughout high school. Snow became 
interested in singing when he entered college. After his sophomore year, he joined the 
Madison Singers, a select choir of about 27 students, which performed on campus and at 
local churches. Snow was also a member of the JMU Chorale, a select chorus comprised 
of about 100 singers. Fulfilling his student-teaching requirement. Snow taught chorus 
at Spotswood High School for six weeks in the spring in order to learn more about his 
possible career choice as a chorus teacher. "Basically, teaching chorus is the next step for 
me to take; it's something that I'm interested in and have wanted to do," said Snow. 

Ensuring that his name would be remembered for at least three years after he 
graduated. Snow served as an Orientation Program Assistant where he assisted fresh- 
men as they adjusted to their first year in college. "I enjoyed being seen as a leader 
by the upcoming fi-eshmen and it gave me a chance to talk about some of the opportu- 
nities JMU offers, " he said. Snow, himself, not only took advantage of the oppor- 
tunities the school offered, but he created new opportunities for talented students 
to follow in the future. ■ 

Amused by all the attention, 
senior Jason Snow tries to 
escape the grasp of his 
adoring fans, members of 
Note-oriety. Due to his 
involvement with The 
IVladison Project and Kappa 
Kappa Psi, Snow was well- 
known around campus. ■ 
Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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Professor of philosophy 
Dr. Bill O'Meara stands at 
the head of his Introduction 
to Philosophy class. O'Meara 
made philosophy more 
comprehendible those 
students with no philosophi- 
cal experience by asking 
them to relate their studies 
to their own lives. ■ 
Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

"I'm being 


... I'm not 

sure why." 

» Dr. William 


Dr. William O'Meara's was a name known throughout campus. Standing well 
over six feet tall and topped in snow-white curls, he had a memorable presence, both 
in and out of the classroom. But at more than a glance, O'Meara was an able, 
enthusiastic and caring educator who was well-loved by his students. 

O'Meara was a tenured member of the department of philosophy and religion. 
In addition to upper level philosophy courses taken mosdy by students in the major, 
he routinely taught Introduction to Philosophy, a 100-level course that fulfilled old 
Liberal Studies requirements and was part of many students' General Education 
experiences. He also regidarly taught Existentialism and Introduction to Logic, classes 
popular amongst smdents of all majors. Outside the classroom, O'Meara led several 
independent studies and small seminars for philosophy and religion majors and was 
responsible for coordinating student internships within the department. 

Regardless of the subject matter he was teaching, O'Meara's soft-spoken yet 
emotive demeanor endeared him to students. "I'm being immortalized ... I'm not 
sure why," was the only explanation he gave to his class as he glanced shyly at our 
photographer. He felt that philosophy was not simply a discipline to be learned but 
an activity to be practiced in everyday life. O'Meara and the philosopher Socrates agreed: 
"The unexamined life is not worth living," so he made every class one in which students 
actively participated and examined their own lives alongside course material. When he 
asked his smdents to share, O'Meara was equally willing to share his own life experiences 
with his students. 

Students remembered O'Meara because his interest in his students didn't end when 
class did. It was not rare to see a line of smdents waiting outside his door, long after office 
hours had ended. Bill O'Meara made time for every one. ■ 


2 1 6 Classes ■ Profile: Dr. William O'Meara 

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Ryan C. Davidson, Pol. Sci.; Lynchburg, VA 
Victoria B. Davis, Eng./Fin.; Hagerstown, MD 
John E. De Filippo, SCOM; Wellesley Hills, MA 
David W. Dean, SMAD; Onancock, VA 
Diana L. Deloatch, .Sociology; Hampton, VA 
Tara-Jeanne Demarest, Music Ed.; Vienna, VA 
Jennifer L. DePaola, Music Ed.; Midlothian, VA 

Danielle DePasquale, SCOM; Shirley, NY 
Matthew R. DiBlasi, Pol. Sci.; E. Northpon, NY 
Matthew R. Dinges, Pub. Adm.; Williamsport, PA 
Delia J. DiGiacomo, Art; South Orleans, MA 
Lorena J. Diron, Political Science; McLean, VA 
Marybedi S. Dowd, SCOM; Bronxville, NY 
Shana M. Doxey, SMAD; Chesapeake, VA 

Erin L. Doyle, SCOM; Fredericksburg, VA 

Kelly L Drake, Anthropology; Culpeper, VA 

Jennifer M. Dutch, SCOM; Clifton, NJ 

Karen L. Ebbert, English; Franklin Counry, VA 

Lindsay E. Ebersole, SMAD; Catonsville, MD 

Robert P. Edenfield IL Religion; Newport News, VA 

Elizabeth Y. Edwards, Sociology/Mod. F.L.; Charlotte, NC 

Jennifer L. Edwards, History; Richmond, VA 
Michael R. Einig, Political Science; East Greenwich, Rl 
Jannika K. Ekiund, Music Education; Burke. VA 
Melissa G. Elza. Music; Richmond, VA 
Elizabeth L. English, Sociology; Richmond, VA 
Kathryn E. Ervin, Interior Design; Winchester, VA 
Heather M. Eshelman, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Front Royal, VA 

Bonnie K. Estes, Musical Theater; Richmond, VA 

Sarah E. Evans, SMAD; Poquoson, VA 

Jaclyn Evers, International Affairs; Westbury, NY 

Cady E. Farris, English; Pompano Beach, FL 

Michael J. Feeney, Graphic Design; Montclair, NJ 

Michelle L. Ferrara, Theatet & Dance; Scotch Plains, NJ 

Michelle L. Feyerherd, Public Adminstration; Montpelier, VA 

Virginia G. Filer, SMAD; Abington, PA 

Julia L. Filz, SiVL\D; Virginia Beach, VA 

Carrie D. Finch, Sociology; Sterling, VA 

Anne P. Finkbiner, Mod. F.L.; Haddonfield, NJ 

Keith G. Fletcher, SCOM; Mechanicsville. VA 

Caitlin M. Flynn, SMAD; Manassas, VA 

Carmen Fong, Inter. Social Science; Falls Church, VA 

Julia E. Ford, SCOM; Burke, VA 
Jennifer L Foss, English; Alexandria, VA 
Ellen C. Frampton, Religion; Gainesville, VA 
Carolyn M. Frank, SCOM; Babylon, NY 
Karen M. Frasier, French; Gaithersburg, MD 
Timothy A. Frost, SMAD; Wayne, PA 
Piper E. Furbush, SMAD; Hopewell, VA 

Jennifer L. Furman, Histoty; Silver Spring, MD 

Askar M. GabduUin, Political Science; Almaty, Kazakhstan 

Maria P. Garcia-Tuffo, Int. Affairs; Charlottesville, VA 

Cabel A. Gardner, English; Richmond, VA 

Rachel A. Garner, Sociology; North Caldwell, NJ 

Heather P. Garrett, English; Ashland, VA 

James M. Gay, Gtaphic Design; Glen Rock, NJ 

Kelly C. Gentry, Graphic Design; Alexandria, VA 
Steven A. Geritano, Music Industry; Sterling, VA 
Patrick J. Giardina, SMAD; Hunt Valley, MD 
Ginger L. Gibson, Sociology; Beaverdam, VA 
Jamie S. Gibson, Mass Comm.; Lynchburg. VA 
April L. Glasscock, Soc./Actg.; Buffalo Junction, VA 
Alyssa B. Glover, Music Ed.; Newport News, VA 

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Kelly A. Goforth, Sociology; Orange. VA 

Gjurmey M. Goldsmith, SCOM: Mechanicsville, VA 

Ronnie E. Goldstein, Pol. Sci./History; Sharon, MA 

Amanda E. Goll, Interior Design; Herndon, VA 

Jason P. Goodfriend, Pol. Sci./Mil. Sci.; Flemington, Nj 

Sharon M. Goodrich, SCOM; Annandale, VA 

Brian M. Gordon, Public Adminisrration; Burke, VA 

David A. Gould, History; Falls Church, VA 

Erik A. Govoni, Political Science; Harrisonburg, VA 

Christine M. Graham, SCOM; Fairfax. VA 

Todd S. Grogan, SMAD; Falls Church, VA 

Roy A. Gross, Theater; Sterling. VA 

Jacquelyn A. Gruosso, French; Huntington. NY 

Amos Z. Guinan, Eng./SMAD: Kennert Square, PA 

Karen M. Gulakowski, English; Burke, VA 

Jonathan D. Gunderlach, An; Norfolk, VA 

Julia C. Gunther, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Midlothian, VA 

Andrea E. Guyerte, SMAD ; North Brunswick, NJ 

Laura M. Hackett, Art; Burrowsville, VA 

Jonathan R. Hafnet, Theater; Herndon, VA 

Amanda J. Halterman, Music Education; Broadway. VA 

Jeffrey J. Hampson Jr., History: Virginia Beach, VA 

Melanie S. Hansson, Interior Design; Gothenburg, Sweden 

Jesse Harleman, English; Virginia Beach, VA 

Erin L. Harley, SCOM; RockvUle Cenrrc, NY 

James M. Harper, SMAD; Allentown, PA 

Jennifer A Harradon, Public Administiation; Yarmouth. ME 

Shani N. Harris, Music Theater; Columbia, MO 

Amy L. Harte, SCOM; Alexandria, VA 

Timothy D. Hartman, English/Russian; Newark. DE 

Jennifer H. Healey, Political Science; Framingham, MA 

Jacqueline S. Helm, Graphic Design; Lancasrer, PA 

Angela R. Hesse, English; Lynchburg, VA 

Brenr D. Heupel, English; Vienna, VA 

Darlene C. Hirsr, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 

Lindsey A. Hodges, Political Science; Gloucester, VA 

Allyson L. Hofer, SMAD; Mechanicsburg, PA 

Cairlin L. Hogan, History; Glastonbury, CT 

Kinsey P. Holder, An; Roanoke. VA 

Sarah E. Holland, History; Stafford, VA 

Heather M. Holtz, German; Norfolk, VA 

Christopher L. Hooper. English; Springfield, VA 

John T. Horvath, An; Great Falls. VA 

Kathleen M. Houser, SMAD; Vienna, VA 

Amanda L. Howard, International Affairs; Oakton, VA 

Daniel W. Hoy, Music Education; Stroudsburg, PA 

Katherine E. Hudson, Art; Gary. NC 

Juhe E. Hunnicutt, Inter. Social Sciences; Danville, VA 

Victotia N. Hunter, English; Mechanicsville. VA 

Mary R. Hutchinson, F'ngiish; Wilmington, DE 

Emily S. Hutter, SMAD; Lynchburg, VA 

Chi-yeon Hwang, English; Seoul, South Korea 

Eric A. Imbrescia, Art; Centreville, VA 

Marisa C. Impalli, Dance; Farmwood, NJ 

Matthew Ingenito, English; Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 

James P. lovino. History; Beilmore, NY 

Jeremy S. Jackson, History; Centreville, VA 

Marilyn C. Jackson, Political Science; Farmville, VA 

Brandi D. Jason, Music Education; Sykesville, MD 

Ethel M. Jefferson, Sociology; Blackstone, VA 

Amanda N. Jenkins, Sociology; Madison, VA 

Kelly D. Jenkins, Sociology; Luray, VA 

Lindsay Y. Jenkins, Sociology; Phoenbc, MD 

2 I o I Classes ■ Profile: Chris Jones 

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Senior Chris Jones proudly 
leads over 65 other stu- 
dents around the Quad 
during the silent protest at 
September's presidential 
inauguration ceremony. 
Jones organized the protest 
after feeling an obligation 
to do "the right thing." ■ 
Photo by Todd Grogan 






"Through knowledge we 

become wise and learn to 

understand one another." 

» senior Chris Jones 

"The single most important issue to me at JMU is the establishment of cultural 
and gender harmony," said senior sociology major Chris Jones. "In order to achieve 
this, we as students, faculty, staff and administrators must learn from and befriend one 
another. Through knowledge we become wise and leafn to understand one another." 

Evident through his involvement in a variety of activities, including the Black 
Smdent Alliance, Brothers Of a New Direction and the NAACP, Jones was committed 
to working toward positive racial relations on campus. 

In September, he took his commitment a step further by organizing a silent 
protest during Dr. Linwood Rose's presidential inauguration to voice a variety of 
grievances he and others had with the administration's policies and procedures. 
The main issue at hand was the administration's refusal 
to declare Martin Luther King Jr. Day a university holiday. 
Despite repeated efforts, the university had told students 
for two years that it could not just decide to add a new 
holiday to the university calendar. Some students felt 
betrayed when the university approved a holiday for the 
presidential inauguration ceremony. 
Other concerns included the lack of financial aid 
packages for students, the number of minority students and faculty and limited 
funding for minority programming and staff. 

"I felt an obligation to do 'the right thing,'" said Jones. "We chose to protest 
during the ceremony . . . because we wanted all those affiliated with the university 
to know our issues." 

Over 65 students from university organizations joined Jones in a silent march 
around the Quad, commended by observers for its respectful nature. The protesters 
displayed signs with messages such as: "To MLK you say NO WAY, but for Dr. Rose 
you have your day" and "Diversity is not a catch phrase." 

"The protest organized itself," said Jones. "Everywhere I went students wanted 
to observe MLK Day as a holiday and felt betrayed that the inauguration was a 
holiday. We wanted to make a statement, and students wanted justice." 

On Oct. 28, Jones and the other protesters were finally heard as the University 
Council voted unanimously to cancel all classes annually on Martin Luther King Jr. 
Day beginning January 200 1 . "In my opinion, embarrassment made the admini- 
stration approve MLK Day as a holiday, said Jones. "The protest simply exposed 
the administration's hypocritical ways." ■ 



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Theater professor Dr. Tom 
Arthur enjoys his alternate 
perspective of the stage. 
Arthur grew up in a creative 
environment, beginning 
his career in advertising 
but ultimately returning 
to the theater. ■ Photo 
by Todd Grogan 

"I tend to 
admire accors 
who are tech- 
nically gifed ... 
Caiy Grant, 
Jimmy Stewart 
and Meryl 
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"When people hold an Oscar statue in their hands, you can tell they're practicing 
acceptance speech in their head," said Dr. Tom Arthur, who up until a few years ago 
displayed Melvin Douglas' Academy Award in his house. As the aaor's literary executor, 
Arthur wrote Douglas' biography and kept some of his belongings in safe-keeping. 

Douglas acted from the 1930s through the early '80s. Up until his death, he was 
a close friend to Arthur and his wife. "We were very good friends. He was a highly 
intelligent man and one of the first political actors," said Arthur, who added that 
Douglas first ran Franklin Roosevelt's political campaign in 1 940. 

However, friendships with famous people were nothing new to Arthur. He grew 
up in a suburb of Chicago in what he described as an "artsy" environment. His uncle's 
brother, Alfred Henry Maurer, was considered America's first abstract artist. Arthur's 
aunt, Emily Harm, was a well-known writer. She vwote for The New Yorker, published 
over 60 books and had served time in a Japanese prison camp. Most recently, one 
of Arthur's youngest cousins, Amanda Boxer, played the role of the mother in the 
film "Saving Private Ryan." 

Growing up in such a creative environment, Arthur couldn't help turning to 
the arts as a career. He studied at Northwestern University and spent some time in 
advertising but realized acting was his true calling. Arthur loved the art of acting, 
especially teaching and studying it. He wrote numerous articles and criticisms and 
direaed various productions, including one of his iavorites, Shakespeare's "King Lear." 

Arthur first taught at Illinois State where he just happened to have members of the 
band Steppenwolf as students. Visiting Sweet Briar College while he performed in 
Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," Arthur was determined to find a posi- 
tion in the Shenandoah area. 

Arriving at the university with his family in 1973, Arthur loved the change in 
environment from his home area of Chicago. "I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. 
This place had seasons, and the temperature went up to the 60s most weeks," said 
Arthur. Arthur loved teaching and especially enjoyed working under the "free-wheeling" 
Dr. Ronald Carrier while he was president. 

During his time in Harrisonburg, Arthur continued to keep his contacts with 
well-known figures. One year he went to Africa and became acquainted with one of 
South Africa's greatest writers, Athol Fugard. 

Teaching acting, however, remained his greatest passion. "I tend to admire 
aaors who are technically gifted," said Arthur who listed Gary Grant, Jimmy Stewart 
and Meryl Streep as examples. At the university, Arthur has enjoyed working with 
students equally passionate about acting. ■ 




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Melanie A. Jennings, English; Stafford. VA 
Tara V. Jennings, SMAD; Virginia Beach, VA 
Andrew R. Johnson, SMAD; Lynchburg, VA 
Stephanie K. Johnson, Int. Soc. Sci.; Virginia Beach, VA 
Tori L. Johnson, SCOM; Washington, DC. 
Amy D. Jones, SCOM; Chesapeake, VA 
Graeme M. Jones, Sociology; Lake Forest, IL 

Jeffrey M. Jones, History; New Castle, VA 

Nehal P. Joshi, Theater and Dance; Burke, VA 

Koiy M. Juul, SM.\D: Williamsburg. VA 

Casey D. Kaleba, Theater; Burke, VA 

Deborah G. Kane, SCOM; Oakland, NJ 

Michael T. Keane, Sociology; South Brunswick, VA 

Karen L. Keatts, Sociolog)'; Hampton, VA 

Andrea L Keller, Anthropology; Hudson, OH 

ICathleen B. Keller, Graphic Design; Aldie, VA 

Wendy E. Kellei, SMAD; Manassas. VA 

Erin M. Kelly. Spanish; Sterling, VA 

Alyssa C. Kenealy, SCOM; Gaitheisburg, MD 

Catherine M. Kiefisr, Int. Affairs; Mount Vernon, VA 

Car>n J. Kim, Graphic Design; Springfield, VA 

Cheon-Chong Kim, Phil./Rel./Hist.; Alexandria, VA 

Kimberly G. Kim, English; Yorktown. VA 

Dylan S. King. SMAD; Roanoke. VA 

Virginia L. King, SCOM; Fairfax, VA 

Sarah K. Kipperman. Inter. Soc. Sci.; Reston, VA 

Sean M. Kirchhoff, Music Education; Silver Spring. MD 

Lana J. Kiser, Sociolog)'; Harrisonburg, VA 

Sarah M. Klawitter, Music Industry; Moimt Nebo. W\' 

Erica M. Kleinhans. SMAD; Winchester. VA 

Chris A. Knighting, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Lacey Spring, VA 

Keith D. Knott, History; Arlington, VA 

John G. Koch, Philosophy; New York, NY 

Rachel E. Krempasky, Sociolog)'; Herndon, VA 

Elizabeth N. Kulyk, SCOM; Oakton, VA 

Amanda L. Lamb. Music Industry; Columbia. MD 

Ann R. Lamond. Music Industry; Alexandria. VA 

Lindsey T. LaMont, Political Science; Virginia Beach, VA 

Lorna B. LaMountain, Music Performance; Chester, VA 

Julianne S. Lane, SCOM; Yorktown, VA 

Maura L. Lane, SCOM; Mana, VA 

Rumiko Lane, Mod. For. Lang.; Glastonbury, CT 

Nicholas L. Langridge, SCOM; Ellicott City, MD 

Erica M. Lanza. SCOM; Readington, NJ 

Lisa R. LaPlant, SMAD; Mt. Zion, IL 

Anne B. Laius, Interior Design; Norfolk, VA 

Jaclyn M. Lasek. SMAD; Wyndmoor, PA 

Gregory M. Lawrence, Music Industry; Yorktown, VA 

Jamie A. Lawson. Public Admin.; Hampton, VA 

Chrysalinn A. LeDoux, Music Education; Hanover, PA 
Jessica R. Lee, SMAD; Virginia Beach, VA 
Simg-Hoon Lee, Philosophy/Religion; Fairfax. VA 
Clarice B. Lelle. SMAD; McLean, VA 
Patrick M. Lenihan, Music Education; Marlborough, CT 
Natalie N. Leonard, Political Science; Chesapeake, VA 
Rebecca E. Leonard, SMAD; Chittenango, NY 

Meredith C. Leporati, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Fairfex Station, VA 
Kara E. Leppert. SCOM; Macon, GA 
Adam A. LeRoy, SCOM; Rocky Mount, NC 
Stephanie N. Lesko, International Affairs; Fairfax, VA 
Heather M. Levedag, Political Science; Montville, NJ 
Christianna Lewis, Int. Af&rs; Harleysville, PA 
Timothy B. Libeau, SMAD; Manassas, VA 





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Josef H. Lindsey, Art: Chicago, II, 

Whitney E. Loke, Interior Design; North Wales, PA 

Jennifer G. Lowery, Int. Affairs; Richmond, VA 

J. Vince Lowery, History; Tappahannock, VA 

Page L. Lowrance, SMAD; Virginia Beach, VA 

Matthew J. Lozano, History; Ardmore, PA 

Anna C. Lucas, English; Clinton, NJ 

Kimberiy B. Macleod, SCOM; Bellmore, NY 

Nicholas R. Maldonado, TSC; Shelton, CT 

Jennifer M. Malinag, Music Industry; Norfolk, VA 

David B. Malter, SCOM; Ossining, NY 

Thomas J. Mancuso, SMAD; Islip Tetrace, NY 

Lindsay B. Mann, SMAD; Sparks, MD 

Elizabeth S. Marcey, English; Stanley, VA 

Sarah J. Marcis, Art; Richmond, VA 

Sharyn D. Markey, Political Science; Smithtown, NY 

Christy L. Markva, SMAD: Springfield, VA 

Jaime D. Martin. Music Industry; Lake Worry, FL 

Jessica L. Martinkosky, Ceramics; Floyd, VA 

Molly L. Mashack, SMAD; Richmond, VA 

Elizabeth A, Mashkevich, Political Science; Matiassas, VA 

Bethany A. Masone, English; Clifton, VA 

Jennifer A. Mattison, Sociology; WellsviUe, NY 

Trisha R. Maust, Anthropology; Harrisonburg, VA 

Anne H. Mayes, Mod. For. Lang.; McKenney, VA 

Lesley R. McCall, An History; Bridgewatet, VA 

Btett M. McCartney, Political Science; Allentown, PA 

Jetemy D. McClellan, Political Science; Alexandria, VA 

Kevin A. McConnell, SMAD; Alexandria, VA 

Lindsey M. McConnell, SMAD; Forest, VA 

Valerie I. McCord, Religion; Sterling, VA 

Molly K. McElwee, Music Performance; Crozet, VA 

Kelly A. McGrew, English/Spanish; Orange, CI' 

Jason R. Mclntyre, SMAD; Burke, VA 

Nicholas T. McMillan, Graphic Design; Newport News, VA 

Tata M. McNeeley, Dance; Columbia, MD 

Michael A. Meadows, Music; Danville, VA 

Yuisa C. Medina, Int. Affaits; Manchester, C T 

Christopher L. Mellon, PoUtical Science; Richmond, VA 

Pilar A. Mendez, English/Spanish; Reston, VA 

Elizabeth A. Meola, English; Basking Ridge, NJ 

Christine M. Messina, SMAD; Sterling, VA 

Catherine D. Metcalf, English; Seaford, VA 

Jill A. Metcalf, English; Alexandria, VA 

Amy L. Metder, English; Burke, VA 

Kimberiy J. Meyer, Music Education; Dover, DE 

Thomas J. Miles, Music Education; Ashburn, VA 

Dana M. Miller, SMAD; Woodbridge, VA 

Daniel E. Miller, English; Dayton, VA 

Lavely Miller, Arr; Amherst, VA 

Tara C. Miller. SMAD; RockviUe Centre, NY 

Matthew J. Mincieli, Political Science; Brewster, MA 

Sara R. Mitcho, English; Dumfries, VA 

L. Statia Molewski, SMAD; Lynbrook, NY 

Randi L. Molofsky, SMAD; Severna Park, MD 

Anna B. Montgomery, English; Charlottesville, VA 

Rachel E. Montgomery, SCOM; Cockeysville, MD 

Sheity K. Montgomery, Music Education; Herndon, VA 

Jennifer A. Mooney, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Annandale, VA 

Sharon L. Moose, Anthropolgy; McLean, VA 

Kela M. Morehead, Public Administration; ChantiUy. VA 

Christopher T. Morgan, SCOM; Paramus, NJ 

Danielle V. Morris, Political Science; West Milford, NJ 

222 Classes ■ Profile: Julie Martinez and Julie Weiss 

studentprofile I- 

"Both of 

these women 

are natuml 

athletes and 

they both 

work hard on 

staying on top 

of their games 

and their 


» field hockey 

coach Christy 


Living together and playing 
two sports together for four 
years has brought seniors 
Julie Weiss and Julie 
Martinez closer as friends. 
After sharing a residence 
hall room freshman year, 
"We learned we needed a 
wall between us in order 
to live together." ■ Photo 
by Carlton Wolfe 





As seniors in high school, Julie Martinez and Julie Weiss decided to live together 
their first year of college when they realized they would both be attending the same 
school. Like most freshmen, the two women soon found they weren't as compatible 
as they initially thought. Unlike most freshmen, however, Martinez and Weiss not 
only shared a campus and a room, they shared lives on two collegiate athletic teams. 

Martinez and Weiss entered college knov^dng that they wanted to play two sports: 
field hockey and lacrosse. They each had found success in both sports all tour years 
of high school. Weiss began playing field hockey in middle school because she wanted 
to participate in a sport. Martinez chose to play field hockey at the recommendation 
of her older brother. 

Top-level field hockey and lacrosse programs at Princeton University and the 
University of Maryland recruited both women, but they decided to go to JMU 
because they loved the atmosphere and the fact that the coaching staff was willing to 
accommodate their decisions to be committed to both sports. 

Prior to coming to college, the two Pennsylvania natives knew each other through 
Futures, an All-Star field hockey league. As a result of having so much in common, 
they decided to live together their freshman year. With Martinez being the light- 
hearted, messy roommate and Weiss, the focused, neat one, conflicts arose. Yet 
despite their different personalities, the women continued to live together, although 
in separate rooms, for the next three years. 

"It was exciting for me to come to a place where I felt really comfortable and 
to have two coaches who understood that you want to work hard and be committed 
to two sports," said Weiss. 

Both women decided to continue playing both sports in college simply because 
they never were able to choose a favorite. "Field hockey is very disciplined, and lacrosse 
is very free spirited. I think that each spon brings out the two different sides of me," 
said Martinez. Weiss felt that competing in both sports gave her a balance that would 
prevent her from getting burned out in one or the other, {continued on p. 224) » 



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Senior Julie Martinezbattles with an Ohio 
State player to gain control of the ball. 
Despite a torn ACL in her knee that kept 
her from playing field hockey her sophomore 
year, Martinez made a full recovery and 
was a key player for the field hockey and 
lacrosse teams. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

Watching her teammate closely, senior 
Julie Weiss anticipates the next pass as she 
makes her way down Bridgeforth Stadium 
Field amidst a tough Ohio State defense. 
Weiss first started playing field hockey 
in middle school and soon added lacrosse 
to her schedule. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

(continued from p. 223) » Both women accumulated many accomplishments 
during their college years. Weiss was voted to the CFHCA National Academic 
Squad in 1998 and was a starter on attack for the NCAA tournament quarter- 
finalist lacrosse team in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Also in 1998, Weiss was named 
to the U.S. Developmental Lacrosse team. Martinez's field hockey accomplish- 
ments included 1996 CAA Rookie of the Year and All-America third team 
and All-CAA first team in 1997. In lacrosse she was All- America second team 
and All-South first team in 1998. In 1999 she made the College Lacrosse USA 
preseason All-America second team. 

Both agreed that the only difference between playing one sport and playing 
two is that they traveled more than other athletes. They said athletes who 
played one sport put in as many hours during the ofF-season. However, missing 
out on pre- and post-season conditioning didn't make the women's training 
for either sport any less strenuous. 

They returned to the university at the beginning of August, four weeks 
before most students, to begin conditioning for field hockey. The field hockey 
season lasted through mid-November, after which the two trained on their own 
for lacrosse until winter break. After break, they returned to school and began 
training with the team for the spring season. The lacrosse season lasted through 
May and following the final game, they began focusing once again on field 
hockey, spending summers working at camps or playing in pick-up games. 
Despite the hard work that went into focusing on two sports, they considered 
themselves lucky that they didn't have to go through the strenuous year-round 
conditioning sessions that their teammates had to endure, but instead could 
spend that time playing another sport they loved. 

Both Martinez and Weiss agreed that the friendships they gained through 
playing field hockey and lacrosse were incomparable to any of their other accom- 
plishments and was what they enjoyed most about being involved in the sports. 

Despite the sacrifices that came with playing multiple sports, such as 
going to parties or missing a class to sleep in, both believed that the positives 
outweighed the negatives. Martinez felt that through sports she learned many 
life lessons and grew as a person throughout her college career. Weiss agreed 
with Martinez's belief, saying there are many life lessons to be learned through 
sports, such as leadership, dealing with adversity and working as a team. 

"When you play a sport, you don't realize that you really are preparing 
yourself for so much more," said Weiss. 

In their four years at the university, the two women contributed gready to 
both teams through their natural leadership and competitiveness. Martinez 
felt that her enthusiasm was her greatest asset and contribution to both teams. 

"I think that my enthusiasm is catching because when I come into field 
hockey, they haven't seen that in months, and then I go back to lacrosse and 
it's refreshing to them," explained Martinez. "I'll do anything to put a smile 
on someone's face." 

Weiss felt that her positive attitude was her strongest asset. She described 
it as focused and disciplined. 

Their coaches agreed that the women contributed a great deal to both 
teams in four years, specifically through their positive influence over the team. 

"Both of these women are natural athletes and work hard on staying 
on top their games and their academics," said field hockey coach Christy 
Morgan. "It takes a special person to excel at two sports at this level, and 
both of these players work hard to be the best they can be." ■ 




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Rebecca L. Moyer, SiMAD; Paoli, PA 

Wendy D. Moyers, English; Harrisonburg, VA 

Kisandra S. Mueller, English; Hopewell, VA 

Christopher J- Mulkins, Int. Affairs; Ne%vark. DE 

Kathleen A. Mullet, French; Centreville, VA 

Matthew B. Murray, Art: Hopkinton. NH 

Ryan J. Murray, SMAD; Netcong, NJ 

Erik C. Muse, Mass Communication; Fairfax, VA 

Amanda Musick, M. Comm./French; Williamsburg, VA 
Shehzad Nadeem, Sociology; Burke, VA ^ 

Melissa J. Napier, Interior Design; Richmond, VA C 

Jennifer M. Nappi, SMAD; Woodbridge. NJ jj 

Alison E. Nevins, Music Education; Carlisle, PA ^ 

Tara L. NewbanJcs, Graphic Design; Montclair, VA 
Ruth E. Newberry, Mod. For. Lang.; Norfolk, VA 
Kelley R. Newman, SCOM; Great Falls, VA 

Joyce M. Ng, Intet. Soc. Sci.; Springfield, VA 
Emily 1.. Nichols, SMAD; Martinsville, VA 
Kristi L. Nimmo. Dance; South Setauket, NY 
KimberlyJ. Noble, An: Clifton, VA 
Julie L. Novick, Intetnational Affairs; Reston, VA 
Ryan P. O'Meara, History; Virginia Beach, VA 
Maureen E. Odenwelder, Spanish; Moimtain Lakes, NJ 
Michael C. Olson, English; River Edge, NJ 
E. Carson Overstreet, Histon,'; Bedford, VA 
Thomas C. Owens, Music Industry; Manassas, VA 
Sara E. Owrey, SMAD; Blucfield, WV 
Daniel W. Ozment, Music; Richmond, VA 
Vincent E. Palladino, SMAD; Succasunna, NJ 
Suzanna R. Paradise, SMAD; Norfolk, VA 
Adam R. Parker, S^L^D; Parlsley, VA 
Alexandra K. Pastic, Music Theatet; Centreville, VA 

Nicole A. Pawlowski, English; Ashburn. VA 
Elizabeth A. Peacock, SCOM; Richmond, VA 
Lauren C. Peacock, Spanish; Falls Church. VA 
Angel R. Perez, Translation; Finisterre, Spain 
Heidi E. Perrin, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Vienna, VA 
Sarah L. Perschetz, SMAD; Richmond, VA 
Kelly H. Petak, Sociology; North Potomac, MD 
Daniel B. Peterson, Graphic Design; Kansas Cit)', MO 

Megan A. Peterson, An History; Fairfax, VA 
Wendy L. Peterson, Music Education; Cedar Grove, NJ 
Robert C. Petrone, SMAD; Hopewell Junction, NY 
Tohty V. Petty, SMAD; Colonial Heights, VA 
Kellie C. Pettyjohn, Anthropology; Earlysville, VA 
Beth A. Phares, SMAD; Moneta, VA 
Heather R. Phillips, Sociology; Purcellville. VA 
Stacy L. Phillips, Spanish; Coatesville, PA 

Joanna E. Pietce, Art; McLean, VA 

Timothy D. Pietson, SCOM; Berkeley Heights, NJ 

Denise L. Pignato, History; Kinnelon, NJ 

Megan L. Pilla, SMAD: Gainesville, VA 

Elizabeth A. Poplin, Int. Affairs/History; Arlington, VA 

David E. Popp, Public Admin.; Lansdale, PA 

Heather L. Pound, Graphic Design: Springfield, VA 

Russell E. PresneU, SMAD; Orlando, FL 

Eric W. Pulley, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Suffolk, VA 
Kimberly D. Puttagio, Political Science; Holbrook, NY 
Jessica S. Pyatt, English; Chesapeake, VA 
Alan T. Quimby, English; Bridgewater, VA 
Stefanie L. Quinones, Dance; LvTichburg, VA 
Shannon M. Radford, SMAD; Shawsville, VA 
Christine M. Ragosta, English; Mt. Sinai, NY 
Mona V. Railan, English: SterUng, VA 

Dwight D. Raines, Music Education; Fairfax, VA 
Techera S. Randolph, Mod. Foreign Lang.: Centre%'ille, VA 
John J. Rantz, SM'VD: Gastonia, NC 
Gregory A. Rary, Spanish; Gaithersburg, MD 
Jessica L. Rathbun, SCOM; Manassas, VA 
Kelly B. Reckelhoff, SCOM; Chesapeake, VA 
Carrie B. Reynolds, Music Theater: Richmond, VA 
Trina M. Richardson, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Chesterfield, VA 

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Michael A. Riggio, English; Guilford, CT 

Katherine A. Riley, SMAD; McLean, VA 

Richard D. Ripani. Music Ind.; Rocky Mount, VA 

M. Luke Rish, Histoiy; Vienna, VA 

Nicholas A. Rivetti, Studio Ait; Silver Spring, MD 

Amanda L. Roberson, An; Weycrs Cave. VA 

Michael E. Robostello, Sociolog)': Gibbstown, NJ 

Amy S. Rockmore, SCOM; Colimibia, MD 

Christianne Rodiiguez, Int Aff/Eam; Mans^ue, Nicangua 

Wendy A. Rodriguez, Pol. Sci.; Hemdon. VA 

Scott P. Rogers, SMAD; Montgomery Village, MD 

Benjamin A. Rollman, Soc; Harrisonburg, VA 

Zachary C. Rooksby, Music Ed.; Newport News, VA 

Brandi D. Rose, Music Education; Cidpepet, VA 

Eric C. Rosle, Sociology; West Chester, PA 

M^an M. Ross, SMAD; Springfield, VA 

Christina L. Rossell, SiVL\D; Philadelphia. PA 

Maiy C. Rude, Mod. For. Lang.; Mrginia Beach, VA 

Tara L. Rumberger, SCOM; Mechanicsburg. PA 

Daniel T. Ryan. Political Science; West Milford, N] 

Kara E. Ryan, Histoiy; Farmingdale, NY 

Maureen O. Ryan, Pohtical Science; McLean. VA 

Molly E. Ryan, English; ArUngton, VA 

Jennifer M. Sacra, English; Richmond, VA 

Jeffrey C. Sadosky, International j\i}airs; Charlotte, NC 

B. Matthe\v Sapsford II. Pohtical Science; Vienna, VA 

Brian N. Saunders, SMAD; Suffolk. VA 

Kasey L. Savage, Historv'; Haskell, NJ 

Marissa A. Savastana, Pohtical Science; Centreville, VA 

Lee J. Schadt, History; Cincinnati, OH 

Emilie J. Scheels, Anthropology; McLean, VA 

Charlotte W. Schindler, Enghsh; Virginia Beach. VA 

Brian L. Schlemmer, S\L\D/CS; L)'nchburg. V.A 

Daniel G. Schoertinget, Histor)'; Dovet. DE 

Khaia L. Schonfeld, Ait: Lansdale PA 

Maigaiet A. Schulcz, Intel. Soc. Sci.; Vienna, VA 

Kristen M. Schulte, History; West Trenton, NJ 

Janet P. Schumacher, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Manassas, VA 

Stephen L. Schwartz, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Alexandria, VA 

Ellen M. Scotch, Music; Laurel, MD 

Kathr\Ti .-V. Scon, Pohtical Science; Wauwatosa, WI 

Helen E. Secrest, SCOM; Norfolk, VA 

Robert V. Seiple, SMAD; Raleigh, NC 

Sarah E. Severin, Graphic Design; Ashland, VA 

Peter M. Shand, History; Westtown. Ki' 

Emily R. Shapiro, EngUsh; Haymarket, VA 

Rhiannon M. Shaub, Anx Education; Reston, VA 

Michael A. Shaw, Music Industry; Vienna, VA 

Kathleen M. Shea, SCOM; Erie, PA 

Lindsay E. Shelton, Art; SterUng. VA 

Cone L. Shomper, SMAD; Great Falls, VA 

Jessica M. Shorter, SCOM; Seaford, DE 

M^an L. Simone, Spanish/SMAD; East S>Tacuse, NY 

Maik D. Singleton, Music Education; Mechanicsville, VA 

Jason B. Sinerson, ReUgion; Glen Allen. VA 

Aaron M. Smith, History; Alexandria, VA 

Alison G. Smith, SCOM; Richmond, VA 

Anna T. Smith, Dance; Forest. VA 

Autimm M. Smith, Rehgion; Richmond, VA 

Cece C- Smith, Sociology, Louettsville. VA 

Jennifer R. Smith, SMAD; Wading River, NY 

Jessica F. Smith, Pohtical Science; Lebanon, VA 

Mallory L. Smith, EngUsh; Richmond. VA 

Jason W. Snow, Music Education; Richmond, VA 

Jennifer J. Scares, SMAD; Dover, NH 

Abigail K. Spencer, Studio An; Stone Harbor, NJ 

Kate W. Spencei, Histor)'; St. Louis, MO 

George G. Spnmg, Music; Falls Church, VA 

Matthew R. Staley, Theater; Oakton, VA 

Michael E. Staley, Theater, Oakton, VA 

Jennifer M. Stanco, Sociology, Woodbridge, VA 

Joseph M. Steiner, SMAD; California, MD 

220 Classes ■ Senior Recitals 

^ seniorrecitals 

Finding an available praaice 
room in the basement of 
the IWusic Building, senior 
Mike Shaw, a classical guitar 
major, prepares for his up- 
coming senior recital. As 
part of the degree program, 
all music majors were 
required to give a one-hour 
or a half-hour recital in their 
senior year. ■ Photo by 
Kirstin Reid 



The lights dimmed. The last person had slipped in through the auditorium door, 
and the audience waited in the dark. Throats were cleared and programs rusded as 
a hush fell over the crowd. A lone figure appeared on the stage in Anthony-Seeger Hall 
auditorium. Another senior recital was about to begin. 

All seniors in the music program were required to perform a senior recital as the 
culmination of their university music career. Depending on their course of study, 
musicians prepared for half-hour or full-hour recitals. Performance majors were required 
to play or sing for an hour and were graded afterwards. Music education majors, 
however, only needed a half-hour recital to meet the requirement. Some still chose to 
do a Rill hour. 

"Someone told me your senior recital is the second bluest 
day next to your wedding," said senior voice major Daniel 
Hoy. "You think about it everyday for three-and-a-half years 
and watch your friends do theirs." 

Hoy performed in the fall because he planned on smdent 
teaching in the spring. Although he had accompanists with 
him. Hoy was the center of attention for an entire hour. 
Singing the beginning of a Johannes Sebastian Bach piece 

and several other songs in different languages, including French and German, Hoy 
had spent his entire college career preparing for that hour in one way or another. 
Hoy practiced specifically for his recital about an hour a day but also exercised his 
voice as both a member of the University Chorale and the Madison Singers in the 
semesters prior to his recital. Hoy said the recital was more like a stepping stone to 
later performances because, "If I messed up, I'd still graduate." Performing, he added, 
helped him to appreciate the singing of contemporary performers like Dave Matthews 
and Sarah McLachlan. 

"Usually you're in an ensemble, but it's very gratifying and humbling to play 
by yourself," said Hoy. "It's all you, all the pressure is on you, but it's the best 
feeling in the world when it's over." (continued on p. 228) » 



"Someone told me 

your senior recital is 

the second biggest day 

next to your wedding." 

-y senior Daniel Hoy 

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Singing one of his pieces for his senior 
recital, senior Daniel Hoy prattices on 
the stage in Anthony-Seeger Hall aud- 
itorium, where all senior recitals are held. 
Senior music majors were required to 
perform in their final semester, but Hoy, 
a music education major, performed 
in the fall because of conflicts with his 
student teaching schedule in the spring. 
■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

After a few warm-up exercises, senior Mike 
Shaw begins to practice one of his recital 
pieces, "Sunday Morning Overcast," by 
Andrew York. In addition to general prepar- 
ation throughout his academic career, Shaw 
had two months to fine-tune his senior 
recital pieces. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 



(continued from p. 227) » During college, every music major, no matter what their 
instrument, had to undergo a series of juries, or practice performances, before a panel 
of judges. Juries were the equivalent of final exams in other classes. Music industry 
major Mike Shaw played classical guitar at the university. "It's good to prepare by 
performing a lot. The more you perform, the more comfortable you are with the 
music," said Shaw, who underwent a series of mini-performances before his recital 
in February. Shaw also played in a guitar ensemble that held its own separate recitals. 

Shaw's goals for his recital were relatively simple. "I would like to convey how 
much time I've put in preparing, but also pay proper respect to the piece and its 
composer with a good interpretation," said Shaw. Shaw played viola for five years 
before the guitar became his main instrument. The guitar, he felt, was capable of 
more texture because it was more complex than the viola. 

"Performing in a formal setting is a lot different than with a group, in a relaxed 
situation," said Shaw. He related a story about one of his first performances when 
he played the violin as a child. At age five, he repeated the song he had to play over 
and over again because he was so nervous. Shaw gave true meaning to the name of 
his Suzuki piece, "Perpetual Motion." 

For some people, however, performing solo was not a nerve- 
wrracking experience. French horn player Wendy Peterson felt she 
owed it to her audience not to be nervous during the recital. "The 
audience doesn't want to hear a nervous performer, they want to 
hear a confident musician." Peterson's preparation entailed many 
rehearsals and coordinating music with her accompanists: a flutist, 
a pianist and three other horns who joined her during certain pieces. 
Deciding what to play and the order in which to play them in 
were also important steps in the process. Hoy, Shaw and Peterson all 
carefully seleaed their pieces under the guidance of their instruaors. 

"It's a good experience in rehearsal technique," said Peterson. 
"You practice self-discipline and organization." Like Hoy and 
Shaw, Peterson had other activities she was involved in throughout 
her years at the university. Peterson played horn in the marching 
band, wind symphony, chamber orchestra, brass ensemble, horn 
choir and Orfif Kodally ensemble, a group that worked with 
elementary school music programs. 

Whether or not a senior recital could rival a wedding day in 
importance, the independent performance was the ultimate goal 
in a music major's imiversity career. According to Hoy, after getting 
up before a crowd of people focused entirely on your music, giving 
a speech in class or talking in public was cenainly less intimidating. 
When it was over, a music major was ready to take on the world. ■ 

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Lisa M. Stewart, SMAD; Hohokus, NJ 
Chanoknart A. Stierasuta, SMAD; Alexandria, VA 
Brandy N. Stone, Int. Design; Charlottesville, VA 
Courtney A. Stone, SCOM; Diixbiiry, MA 
Jenny D. Stromann, SMAD; Virginia Beach, VA 
Caroline B. Stuart, SMAD; Annandale, VA 
Caroline M. Sugarman, English; Baltimore. MD 

Maury A. Sugarman, SMAD; Baltimore, MD 
ennifer L. Sullivan, Int. Afiairs: Marion, VA (t 

Thomas E. Sulzer, History; Bardonia, NY fl 

Emily A. Summerell, Pol. Sci.; H;irrisonburg, VA W 

Camille M. Surface, SCOM; Columbia, MD 
Theodore H. Swain, SCOM; Philadelphia, PA 
Michael G. Swansburg, Pol. Sci./Eng.; Fredericksburg, VA 

Leah M. Swanson, Theater & Dance/Eng.; Yardley, PA 
Jennifer L. Talbott, SMAD; Virginia Beach, VA 
M. Elizabeth Taliaferro, SMAD; Birmingham, AL 
Peter J. Tartaro, SCOM; West Windsor, NJ 
Jessica G. Taverna, Pol. Sci. /Int. Affairs; Oakton, VA 
Sandra J. Taylor, Music Ed.; Stuarts Draft, VA 
Ann C. Teass, History; Armonk, NY 

Janie B. Thames, English; Hampton, VA 
Karen A. Thomas, Spanish; Culpepcr. VA 
Theresa P. Thomas, SCOM; Tappahannock, VA 
Brooke A. Thompson, SMAD; C^harlottcsville, VA 
Jessica L. Tice, SMAD; Front Royal. VA 
Jenny A. Torino, Music Theater; Vernon, NJ 
Christine J. Torreele, Theater; Fairfax. VA 

Rachel R. Tyson, English; New Kent. VA 
Melissa G. Utt. Interior Design; Powhatan, VA 
Jeffrey L. Vanags, History; Durham, C F 
Kimber L. VanSant, History; Felton, DE 
Kris A. Vass, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Hillsville, VA 
Elizabeth A. Veltri, SMAD; Oakton, VA 
Gabriel P. Vernon. Graphic Design; Troutviile. VA 

Jody Wageman, Mod. Foreign Lang.; Montpeliet. VT 
Helene M. Waligora, SMAD; Richmond, VA 
Demetric L. Walker, History; Charlottesville, VA 
Cara F. Walsh, Political Science; Springfield, VA 
Bret Wask, Political Science; Wesnvood, NJ 
Brandi D. Weathers, Political Science; Monroe, NC 
Laura J. Webb, ,'\rt Education; Rockaway, NJ 
Felicia S. Webster, Political Science; Hampton. VA 

Allison R. Weitberg, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Pawtucket, Rl 

Kjmberly M. Wethe, SMAD; Burke, VA 

Kelly J. Whalcn, SMAD; Monrovia, MD 

Kelly D. Wheaton, SMAD; Stafford, VA 

Brian D. Wheeler. Political Science; Piscataway, NJ 

Sara L. Wheeler, Music Industry; Horseheads, NY 

Katherine A. Whitfield, SCOM; Adanta. GA 

Katrin M. Wilcox, Political Science/SMAD; Norfolk, VA 

Vincent A. Wiley, Sociology; Chesapeake, VA 
Peyton C. Wilkinson, SCOM; Gloucester, VA 
Allison N. Williams, SCOM; Portsmouth, VA 
Amanda A. Williams. SCOM; Fairfax. VA 
Suzanne Wogisch. I'heater & Dance. Ringwood. NJ 
Donna M. Wojciechowski, Inter. Soc. Sci.; Fairfax, VA 
Susan L. Womack, Modern Foreign Lang.; Daleville, VA 
jg Rachel W. Wood, Art History; Little Silver, NJ 

Leah M. Woody, SMAD; Harrisonburg, VA 
Christine M. Wright, SCOM; Chestet, VA 
Nicole D. Wygovsky, Political Science; Lawrenceville, NJ 
Kelly N. Wynn, Tech. He Sci. Comm.; Virginia Beach, VA 
Karyn C. Yondola, SMAD; Glen Allen, VA 
Martin C. Zager, Mass Comunications; Oakton, VA 
Andtea M. Zampiva, Music Industry; Setauket, NY 
Louis E. Ziegler, SCOM; Harrisonburg, VA 

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Number of mo 




Business Admin. 






Bus. Economics 




Hosp./Tour, Mgt 


International Bus 






Operations Mgt 


Quantitative Fin. 


Total 3,497 

□aseaonfall 1999 totals 

sho^AAke^ gwtsip 

■ There are two sets of stairs ttiat 
take you to ttie top of eacti side 
of the building 

■ The bottled water in the vending 
mactiine is always sold out 

■ There are no two clocks ttiat 
show the same time 

■ There is always a line of students 
waiting in the computer lab 

Zane Showker Hall's marbled 
lobby plays host to many stu- 
dent interaaions between 
classes. The building was 
designed to have a corporate 
feel. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 


cruising for credit 


Like many students, senior Chris Lannan headed south for 
spring break 1999, taking a three-day cruise to the Bahamas. Unlike 
most students, however, Lannan earned class credit for his trip. 

As pan of a one-block hospitality and toiuism course, Lannan, 
along with two instructors and 25 other students, went on a three- 
day cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. The group met with an entertainment 
direaor from Carnival Cruise Lines and received the inside scoop 
about working onboard a cruise ship. 

"Before hand, I was considering a career in the cruise industr)'," said 
Lannan. "Afterwards, my opinion changed after learning that Id 
have to work nine months out of the year without a day off. ' 

When they weren't learning the ins and outs of the industn,', the 
class was touring downtown Nassau, eadng four-course meals, experi- 
menting with a varien- of water sports and ftdfiUing their late night 
munchies at a 24-hour pizzeria. Not a bad way to spend spring break ■ 

Senior Chris Lannan 
spends his spring break 
1999 in the Bahamas 
with his hospitality and 
tourism class and Dr. 
LaChelle Wilborn and 
Dr. Joyce Guthrie. AlxHjt 
25 students participa- 
ted in the one-credit 
class through which 
they learned about the 
cruise-ship industry. 
■ Photo c/o Chris 

surfing in class ^^* 

I- ■ .- ■ ■ 

As part of their de 
world, faculty in the Co 
and web boards into m 

In a smaller section of 
the Zane Showker Hall 
computer lab, students 
learn the principles of 
Internet marketing. 
The College of Business 
offered many courses 
in the lab that focused 
on cutting edge tech- 
nology. ■ Photo by 
Laura Greco 

dication to preparing students for the real 
lege of Business incorporated websites 
est of their classes. 


things tD do 

org anizations 

Alpha Kappa Psi, business 

Delta Sigma Pi, business 

Financial Management Association 

Graduate Business Association 

Society for Human Resource Management 

Institute of Management Accountants 

International Association of Business 

International Business Club 
Madison Marketing Association 
Phi Chi Theta, business 
Pi Sigma Epsilon, marketing 
Beta Gamma Sigma, business honor fratemhy 
Beta Alpha Psi, accounting honor fraternity 
American Society for Training and 

Association of Information Technology 

Delta Epsilon Chi, marketing 
Economics Club 
Society of Hosteurs 

National Society for Minorities in Hospitality 
Quantitative Finance Club 
Students in Free Enterprise 
Center for Interactive and Retail Marketing 
Retail Executive Advisory Board 
Mu Kappa Tou, marketing honor fraternity 

where COB majors live 

Zone Showker Hall 

Completed in 1991, Zane 
Showker replaced Eagle 
Hall as the tallest building 
in Harrisonburg. The 
building had state-of-the- 
art academic facilities 
including its computer 
lab. With its brick exterior and marble lobby, the 
building was modeled to look like a corporate 
office, designed to motivate students and get 
them acdimated to the business environment The 
building was named for Zane D. Showker, a 
Harrisonburg businessman, a civic leader and a 
member of the JMU Board of Visitors. ■ Photo 
by Kirstin Reid 

mformation compiled by Laura Bryant and Laura Greco 

230 Classes ■ College of Business 

aikens - chariand \— 

William H. Aikens, Business Admin.; Winchester, VA 
Adrienne M. Alberti, Accounting; Manotville, NY 
David M. Alexander, Management; Fairfax, VA 
Jennifer D. Ameisen, Management; Havertown, PA 
Brian M. Anderson, CIS; Pon Jefferson Station, NY 
Jessica L. Andricsak, Quant. Finance; Manalapan. NJ 
Arthur A. Anthony, CIS; Stuart, VA 

Matthew S. Antine, Matketing; Raynham, MA j 

Clifford A. Applewhite, Marketing; Courtland, VA ] 

Zachary G. Arens, MIS; Burke, VA 

Melissa A. Armstrong, Marketing; Springfield VA 

Thomas F. Augur, Accounting; Hingham, MA 

Jaclyn C. Bagley, Economics; North Wales, PA 

Stacey E. Baiei, Oper. Management; Freeland, MD 

Benjamin B. Baker, Accounting; Staunton, VA 
Joshua S. Bannister, Finance; Gainesville VA 
Roberr B. Barbour, Management; Chesterfield, VA 
Princess S. Barksdale, Management; Danville, VA 
Katherine S. Barrow, Management; Patrick Springs, VA 
Kevm P. Barth, CIS; Ardmore, PA 
Christopher R. Bath, Marketing; Wantage, NY 

Robert J. Beaton, CIS; Toms River, NJ 
Rachel A. Belan, CIS; Herndon. VA 
Michael J. Bellezza, Finance; Hatboro, PA 
Nicole L. Benz, Marketing; Kinnelon, NJ 
Jennifer L. Bishop, Marketing; Fairfax Station, VA 
Heather A. Bittner, Marketing; Chatlottesville, VA 
Nicole M. Bologna-Emetick, Economics; Stamfotd, CT 

Jamie L. Bomar, Accounting; Annandale. VA 

Ryan C. Bonser, CIS; Midlothian, VA 

Diana M. Borello, Finance; Westwood, NJ 

Ryan C. Bottnet, CIS; Richmond, VA 

Ann E. Bowen, CIS; South Boston, VA 

Bridgette A. Bowers, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Herndon, VA 

Brian M. Boyle, Finance; Silver Spring, MD 

Lisa J. Bradley, .Accounting; Reisterstown, MD 
Sabrina M. Bradshaw, Finance; Virginia Beach, VA 
Andrew W. Brenner, Int. Bus./French; Yarmouth, ME 
Latasha C. Brim, Int. Business; Chesterfield. VA 
James T. Brockel, MIS; Markham, VA 
Annette M. Broker, Marketing; Hingham. MA 
Timothy W. Brown, MIS; Rockville, MD 

David K. Bruderle, MIS; Oakton, VA 

Katherine M. Bryan, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Mechanicsvillc, VA 

Kerri A. Buonamico, Finance; Sudbury, MA 

Kathleen E. Burke, Marketing/CIS; Alexandria, VA 

Sonny E. Burke, Marketing: Winchester, VA 

Manhew W. Burnett, Management; Colonial Heights, VA 

Travis A. Burruss, Economics; Scottsville, VA 

William M. Butterfield, Economics; Alexandria, VA 

Shannon L. Byrne, CIS; Fairfax, VA 

Cassandra E. Cain, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Stephens City, VA 

Robert S. Cameron, CIS; Somerville, NJ 

Christopher L. Campbell, Management; Centreville, VA 

William T. Candee, Finance; Haddonfield, NJ 

Maren E. Carlson, Int. Business; Virginia Beach, VA 

Marisa L. Carter, Accounting/CIS; Wmchester, VA 
Kevin T. Castiglia, CIS; Hawthorne, NY 
M. Camille Castillo, Hosp./Tout. Mgt.; Faitftx, VA 
Peter D. Centofante, Marketing; Vienna, VA 
Matthew F. Chafin, Finance; Richmond, VA 
Marychelle C. Chan, International Business; Burke, VA 
Angela M. Chariand, Management; Reston, VA 



Classes ■ Seniors 23 I 

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Rebecca L. Checchio, Marked ng Flanders, NJ 

Dean A. Choksi, Finance; Plainsboro, NJ 

Tifi&ny L. Choy, Accounting; Damsville, MD 

Amv L figab Bus. and Mkig. Ed.; ^est Stepford, N] 

Da\id R. Qevenger, Management; Stq>hens Gi>', \'A 

Jeffrey S. CUne, Finance: Adanta, GA 

Matdien- R Qingempeel. Economics FarmviUe, VA 

Andrew H. Cocowitch, MIS; Montclair. V'A 

David A. Coe, Management; West Chester, PA 

Risa M. Cohen, Marketing: Newport News, V'A 

James A. Colbert 11, Marketing; Roanoke. VA 

Tata L. Colwell, Int. Business; Rock)- Point, NY 

Mark A- Condor, Marketing; Latham. N^' 

Allison S. Confoni, HospTTour. Mgt.: Hemdon, \'A 

Julianne K. Cook, CIS; Colonial Heights, VA 

Keith L- Cook, Management; Hurt, V'A 

R\'an F. Cook, Finance; East Sandwich. \t.\ 

C. Brooke Costin, Accounting; Middleburg, VA 

Michael D. Cox, Management; Clemmons. NC 

S. Lee Crank, CIS; Lynchburg, V'A 

HoUy C. Cuder, Int. Business; Yorktown, V'A 

Shannon D. Daly, Economics: Linwood, NJ 

Janine M. Dauberraan, Marketing; Highland, MD 

Michael G. Dave>% Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Phoenix, .MD 

Chnstophei M. Davidson, Matkfring. Nestpoct News, V'A 

Kevin D. Dawson, QS; Hurt, VA 

J. Bray Deavours, Management, Diduch, GA 

Sue \1. DeBemardis, Management; East Bnmswick, NJ 

Amy R. Delp, Management; Chilhowie. V.A 

Henry P. Dickerson IV, Accounting: Staunton. VA 

Robert B. Di^s, Marketing; Hampton, VA 

Juanita L. Dildy, Marketing; Sufiblk, VA 

Brittany M. Dihvorth, MIS: Richmond, V'A 

JiJie D. Dobmeier, CIS; Pawle)'s Island, SC 

Robert £. Donnan, Man^ement; Montclair, VA 

Elizabeth A. DralaJich, Int. Bus-/Int. Afiairs; Chantilly, VA 

Evelyn T. Drewry, CIS; Courtland. VA 

Warren D. Drumheller, Oper. Mgt.; Waynesboro, VA 

Jennifer M. Duff, Accounting; Staunton, VA 

Edward W. Dugan, CIS; Alexandria. VA 

Robin L. Dupuis, Finance; Groveton, NH 

Timothy J. Eades, CIS; Hurt. VA 

Heather R Easley, Aax>unting/\latketing; E)anville, VA 

Jihan M. Elgibali, Int. Business; Burke. V.^ 

Heaih T. EIUi^dod, Ha^/Four. Man^ement; Gifton, VA 

John S. Elliot, Jr., CIS; Alexandria. VA 

James M. EUion, CIS/MIS; Reston, VA 

Brian W. Ellis, Economics; Guilford. CT 

Christopher S. Ernst, Marketing; Roanoke, VA 

KimberK- A. E%'anchik, Accoimting; Springfield, VA 

Stan A. Flatnun, Finance; Portsmouth, VA 

Je£&ey D. Foster, Managemenr, Richmond. V.A 

Erica R. Frardc, MIS; Oceanport. NJ 

Joshua J. FraiJdin, .VIIS; Morristown, NJ 

Juhe A- Franks, Managemenr. Midlothian, V'.\ 

Christine M. Freiherr, Accounting; Dimifries, V'A 

Ian I. Friedman, Accountii^ Reisterstown, MD 

Thomas J. Fuller, CIS: Sterling, VA 

Brian T. Gable, CIS: San Diego. CA 

Dan P. Gafihey, CIS; Glenelg. MD 

Martin T. Gajan, OS; King George, VA 

April H. Gamble, .Marketing; Houston, TX 

Stephen M. Gardner, MIS: Chester. NY 

232 Classes ■ Mock Trials 


Serving as plaintiffs in the 
the mock trial of Barnes 
vs. Rewind Video and Chaos 
Entertainment, business 
law students prepare to 
give their closing state- 
ments. Held Nov. 15-18 in 
the CISAT/Computer Sci- 
ence Building, the mock 
trials involved over 250 
students. ■ Photo by 
Allison Serkes 



"I can teach the 

law and 'try'' to 

kU my students 

that it is very 


with many 

shades of gray, 

but hopefully 

the trials taught 

students the 

law better than 

I could ever 

explain it." 

» Dr. Scott 


Imagine being 16 again, hanging out in the courtyard of your high school with 
some friends talking about the weekend when one of your classmates walks in with 
two semi-automatic weapons and starts shooting at everyone in his path. Not too long 
ago, kids brought water guns or fake knives to school, but times have changed. School 
violence became a serious issue in our nation and someone or something must be 
to blame. Children are supposed to be innocent and incapable of killing, but incidents 
of violence have increased. Society has been looking for something to blame for the 
fact that children have become so desensitized to killing and video games were at 
the heart of the controversy. 

Three classes in the College of Business presented a series of mock trials based on a 
real-life school shooting in which parents of two school shooting victims sued both a 
video rental store and video game manufacturer for negligence and product liability. 
The mock trial was organized by assistant professor of business law Dr. Scott Whittier, 
who said, "I can teach the law and try to tell my students that it is very complicated 
with many shades of gray, but hopefully the trials taught students the law better than I 
could ever explain it." 

The mock trials Whittiet organized were based on the real-life case of James 
vs. Meow Media in Paducah, Ky., in which a 14-year-old boy opened fire outside 
his high school, killing three girls and injuring many others. The parents of the three 
girls filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the video games that the 14-year- 
old frequently played. 

The mock trials were centered around the real-life case but consisted of fictional 
information. Baines vs. Rewind Video and Chaos Entertainment was the name of 
the case, in which an awkward 16-year-old boy named Franklin Pierce opened fire 
on his classmates. Pierce had few friends at school and was frequently picked on 
because of his appearance and intelligence. It was found that Pierce was an avid 
player of violent video games made by Chaos Entertainment, which an older friend 
rented for him from Rewind Video against company policy. Many felt that the video 
games influenced him to kill. The fictional victims, Teddy Barnes and the parents 
of deceased Ricky Kyler, sued Chaos Entertainment, (continued on p. 234) » 



Classes ■ Seniors | 233 




A student from Spotswood High School 
serves as a juror during one of the mock 
trials. Organized by business law professor 
Scott Whittier, the trials were held in the 
CISAT/Computer Science Building. Pro- 
fessors or local lawyers served as judges, 
while the jury consisted of students from 
area high schools, Eastern Mennonite Uni- 
versity, Bridgewater College and Harrison- 
burg residents. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

A local lawyer serves as a judge for one of the 
mock trials. The fictional trial was based on 
a real case debating the role of video 
games in a high school shooting. In the 1 7 
trials held, five of the juries ruled in favor of 
the plaintiffs. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

(continued from p. 233) » the video manufacturer, and Rewind Video, the franchise 
that rented the videos, based on neghgence and product Uabilit)'. Pierce injured 
Barnes and fatally shot Kyler. 

Whittier wanted his students to understand how the legal process worked through 
a "hands-on experience." Whittier searched for a simple case that was "innovative enough 
that it would allow students to contribute something to law. The case has not gone 
to coun yet and I hoped that the lav^yers involved in the actual case would be inter- 
ested in how the students approached the case and what the juries decided." 

Whittier chose to base the trials on the James vs. Meow Media case because it 
was the first case in which someone alleged that a video game caused someone to commit a 
violent crime. Although Whittier based the mock trials on an actual case, he spent 
most of his summer researching and writing the facts of the mock trials himself 
Whittier handed-out packets of information when he first introduced the project 
to his students. The packets included watness statements, a police report, a psycho- 
logical evaluation, company documents, hospital records, school grade reports and 
legal documents. "I researched many school shootings so that I could create a realistic 
shooter and shooting incident. I loosely based the corporate documents on documents 
I have seen in my legal career." 

Over 250 business law smdents participated in the mock trials and were assigned to 
either the plaintiffs case or one of the defendants' cases. The students acted as either 
the lawyers or witnesses for their side, including expert witnesses. The plaintiffs' 
law)'ers were responsible for proving that video game violence influenced Pierce to 
commit the crime. The plaintiffs' lawyers also introduced an expert witness who 
believed that Pierce was influenced by the violent video games he frequently played. 

As for the defendants, the lawyers of Chaos Entertainment argued that they 
could not be held liable for Pierce's actions because the video games had ratings that 
restricted the sale or rental of violent video games to certain audiences. Chaos also 
argued that they could not police every store that sold or rented their video games in 
order to make sure that their video games did not fall into the wrong hands. Chaos' lawyers 
also intrr^duced an expert witness who testified that there was no conclusive evidence 
that violent video games influenced violent behavior in children. 

The lawyers for Rewind Entertainment argued that their company could not 
be held liable for the actions of one employee in one of their franchises and thus 
could not be found negligent. 

The "courtrooms ' were set up in classrooms in the CISAT/Computer Science 
Building and jurors consisted of volimteer students from Spotswood High School, 
college students from Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College, and 
Harrisonbuig residents. The judges were either professors with law degrees or local lawyers. 
The trials were held from Nov. 15-18 and each trial lasted about rwo-and-half hours. 

Each case consisted of three different counts against each defendant. All counts 
pertained to the defendants being negligent or liable for their product. Of the 17 
trials held, the plaintiffs prevailed on at least one count in five of the trials. The 
juries found in favor of the plaintiffs in five different trials on coimts against Rewind 
Video for negligence. ■ 

234 ! Classes ■ Mock Trials 

garrett -Johnson 

Melissa D. Garrett, Management; Appomattox, VA 
Monique R. Gaskins, Marketing; Oakton, VA 
Kristina N. GefFen, Finance/Mgt.; Herndon, VA 
Jeffrey S. Gehrig, Accounting: Bel Air, MD 
Jonathan M. Germain, Management, Hingham, MA 
Norrissa T. Gilliam, Bus. and Mk^. Ed.; Chesterfield, VA 
Amy M. Giovannucci, MIS; Alexandria, VA 

Megan M. Gomes, Marketing; Boxford, MA 
Jeffrey R. Gordon, Accounting; Inigoes, MD 
Sarah M. Gordon, CIS; Sea Cliff. NY 
Jeffrey R. Gotherman, MIS; Woodbridge, VA 
James P. Gould, Accounting; Shippensburg, PA 
Korinne N. Graeb, Marketing; Cutchogue, NY 
David A. Gralron, Marketing; Sterling, VA 

Catherine A. Grieb, CIS; Arlington, VA 

Jesica A. Grimenstein, Accounting; Audubon, NJ 

Denise R. Gross, CIS; Fairfax, VA 

Lori P. Gunn, Finance; Richmond, VA 

Daniel K. Gushman, MIS; Falls Church, VA 

Lisa Gutberlet, CIS; Heidelberg, Germany 

Tracy L. Haak, CIS/Management; Fairfex Station, VA 

Paul N. Hajjar, Finance: Chatham, NJ 

Meiko Hamada, Accounting; Sappoto, Japan 

Grace S. Han, CIS; Fairfax, VA 

Soo I. Han, Accounting; Burke, VA 

Eric J. Hanig, MIS; Alexandria, VA 

Sean P. Haran, Economics; East Greenwich, RI 

Julie-Marie Harris, Int. Business: Greenwich, CT 

Kristine L. Harsen, Accounting: Richmond. VA 

Todd C. Hardey, MIS; North Haledon, NJ 

Noelle A. Harvey, Finance; Long Island, NY 

Stephanie A. Haver, CIS; Great Falls, VA 

Andy S. Hayford, Quantitative Finance; Columbia, MD 

Brandon G. Hedrick, Marketing; Danville, VA 

Andrew T. Henderson, Economics; Arlington. VA 

Emily R. Henderson, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Catonsville, MD 

Heather M. Herman, MIS; Woodbridge, VA 

Melissa P. Hicks, Marketing; Chestertown, MD 

Jill M. Higdon, Accounting: Roanoke, VA 

Tamara L. Hill, Management; Alexandria, VA 

James R. Hoffman, Management; Culpeper, VA 

Russell P. Hoffman, CIS; Lagrangeville, NY 

Elizabeth H. Holland, Marketing: Arhngton, VA 
David R. Hotem, Finance: Baltimore, MD 
Stephen W. Howe, Finance; Burke, VA 
Larry C. Hriczak, Marketing; Jamesburg, NJ 
Andy M. Hubba, Finance; Virginia Beach, \^A 
Jefffey P. Hubert, CIS; Gleneig. MD 
Kristin E. Hucks, Int. Business: Springfield, VA 

Christina M. Hughes, CIS; Westminster, MD 
Nicole M. Hughes, Marketing: Gleneig, MD 
Kristina I. Hummer, Finance: White Post, VA 
Cameron D. Hunter, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Warwick, NY 
Robert A. Hyde, Management; OIney, MD 
Melissa A. Isaacs, CIS; Fairfax Station, VA 
Timothy]. Izzo, Marketing; Mount Sinai, NY 

Kristina Jaakson, Int. Business/German; McLean, VA 

Jennifer A. Jackson, CIS; Lonon, VA 

Amy L. James, AIS; Ferrum, VA 

Stephanie J. Jarocki, Finance; Holmdel, NJ 

David W. Johnson, Management; Tappahannock. VA 

Jennifer H. Johnson, MIS; Elkins Park, PA 

Stephanie C. Johnson, Marketing; Mountain Lakes, NJ 




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Collin C. Jones, Finance; Herndon, VA 

Steven B. Jones, MIS; Woodbridge, VA 

Tucker H. Jones, MIS; Williamsbuig, VA 

I Erik D. Kahili, Finance; Roanoke. VA 

I Michael A. Kahl, CIS; Richmond, VA 

Michael D. Kane, Management; Norwich, NY 

Chase B. Kappel, Economics/Enghsh; Carmel, IN 

I Adam D. Karol, Finance; Lynchburg, VA 

I George C. Kanoudi, Management; Spotsylvania, VA 

I Yael N. Kauffinan, Economics; Hatfield, PA 

Margaret A. Keast, CIS/Dance; Columbia, MD 

Derrick A. Kekic, Management; Woodbridge, VA 

Renee N. Kelley, Marketing; Stuarts Draft, VA 

Reshma A. Ketkar, Int. Business; Singapote 

Elizabeth J. Keurulainen, Marketing; Cabot, PA 

Megan E. KiefFet, Accounting; Fairfax, VA 

Do H. Kim, CIS; Fairfax, VA 

Edward W. Kim, Public .■\dminisrration; Vienna, VA 

Seul K. Kim, CIS; Fairfex, VA 

Kellie A. Kirstein, MIS; Lynchburg, VA 

Sondra L. Koerner, Finance; Stafford, VA 

Scott S. Kotarba, Finance; Granite Bay, CA 

Amy L. Kush, Hosp./Tour. Management; Burke. VA 

Mark N. Kuziw, Finance; Trenton. Nj 

Erin E. LaLonde. Management; Virginia Beach. VA 

Chi H. Lam, AIS; Chantilly. VA 

Rebecca A. Lamb, Mat keting; Virginia Beach, VA 

Christopher S. Lamm, CIS; Richmond, VA 

Christophet R. Lannan, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Chesterfield. VA 

Leanne N. Larrick, Accounting; Bernrille, VA 

David T. Larson, Management; WytheviUe, VA 

Joyce Lau, Accounting; Richmond, VA 

Delores A. Layton, Accounting; Charlottesville, VA 

Eric S. Lazarus, Marketing; Herndon. VA 

Garrett J. Lee, Marketing; Charlottesville, VA 

Jenny J. Lee, CIS: Ccntteville, \'A 

John J. Lee III, Marketing; Pennsauken, NJ 

Jonathan N. Lee, Finance; Rockville, MD 

SeHoon Lee, CIS; Springfield, VA 

Ryan A. Legato, Fin./Int. Bus. /Span.; Moorestown. NJ 

Chaffraix A. Lelong, CIS; Richmond. VA 

Christopher R. LeSage, CIS; Oakton. VA 

Scott W. Lestina, Finance; Oak Brook, IL 

Steven E. Ligi, CIS/Accounting; Watertown, CT 

Wesley J. Lindquist, Accounting; Redding, CT 

Devin R. Lowety, MIS; South Boston, VA 

Timothy J. Loziet, Marketing; Amityville, NY 

Stephanie A. Lucas, Economics; Vienna, VA 

Biian K Maddox, Quantitative Finance; Midlothian, VA 

Gary O. Maddox, Hosp./Tour. Management; Richmond, VA 

Pfiscilla D. M^nusen, CIS; Fairfax, VA 

Akhtar A. Mahsud, Marketing; Waziristan, Pakistan 

Lara S. Martin, CIS; Reston, VA 

Eric C. Manon, CIS; Cranberry, PA 

Kimberly L. Marvel, CIS; BrookljTi, NY 

Corissa L. Masttopieti, Quant. Finance/Econ.; Jeticho, NY 

Thomas E. Mays, Accounting; Appomattox, VA 

Shetilyn J. McCubrey, Int. Business/Spanish; Manchester, CT 

Mary M. McDaniel, Accounting; Lynchburg, VA 

Michael S. McDevitt, Finance; Faitfax, VA 

Matthew E. McDonald, CIS; Williamsburg, VA 

Kate E. McDonough, Marketing; Brainttee, MA 

Faith A. McDougle, Accounting; Arlington, VA 

230 I Classes ■ Profile: Dr. Joyce Guthrie 

-1 fecultyprofile I 



"Both in and 
out of the class- 
room, I see my 
[with students] 
being one of 
advice and 
There are several 
students I see 
who just come 
by to chat and 
get my perspec- 
tive ... I like that." 
» Dr. Joyce Guthrie 


"I am an admitted workaholic," said Dr. Joyce 
Guthrie, associate dean for student services in the 
College of Business. 

Since arriving at the university in 1991, Guthrie 
had flexed her muscles with the goal of helping stu- 
dents. As the director of the College of Business 
Student Development Center, Guthrie had the 
chance to do just that. 

As associate dean, Guthrie was responsible for 
the development and implementation of academii 
policies for the CoUege of Business. She also providci! 
academic advising services for business majors and 
minors, students considering a major in business, and 
students considering applying to the university. 

The Student Development Center was "a centralized point of contact for College 
of Business students with questions about requirements for their majors and/or 
minors, registration and other procedures in the university, as well as information 
regarding who to see on campus regarding academic related issues," said Guthrie. 
"From this standpoint, we benefit students by being their initial if not single point 
of contact for information." 

In this role, Guthrie had the chance to form close relationships with the students 
she helped. "Both in and out of the classroom, I see my relationship [with students] 
being one of advice and consultation, and at times to be a sounding board for a stu- 
dent who is struggling to make a decision, about school, work, personal, etc. There 
are several students I see who just come by to chat and get my perspective on a matter 
they are dealing with. 1 like that." 

Guthrie also served as the adviser to Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business 
fraternity, and as the college liaison to the College of Business Student Advisory 
Council, "a conduit for the flow of information and communication between the 
college and the CoB student body." 

And Guthrie's efforts to help students were not overlooked by the university. 
Most notably, among her many awards, in 1994, she was honored for her work through 
the Distinguished Female Collegiate Education Award, and three years later, she 
received both the JMU Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award and the College of 
Business Outstanding Service Award. 

Yet Guthrie's efforts weren't limited to the role of adviser. As a faculty member 
of the marketing program, she also taught one class a semester. "I hope that in the 
classroom, my applications approach to instruction helps students understand the 
concepts and theories of the textbook in real world context," she said. 

But most of all, Guthrie was determined to see all of her students and advisees 
succeed. "The part of my job that keeps me going is teaching and helping students 
achieve their acade mic potential and goals. I get more excited than they do when 
students tell me they got the internship they went after or made the Dean's or 
President's List." ■ 

Sitting dtop the Delta Sigma Pi 
seesaw used during their 
annual Seesaw-athon, Dr. Joyce 
Guthrie enjoys getting to know 
her students and advisees. In 
addition to providing academic 
advising as associate dean for 
student services for the College 
of Business, Guthrie also served 
as the faculty adviser for Ain, 
a professional business frater- 
nity. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 






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"I got called 

back, which I 


believe. I love 

to sin^ and 

act and this 

was a great 


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"All my life I've been playing it safe," said senior Mike Minarik. "You know, go 
to college, get the degree. I wanted to take a risk. " 

And that he did. In September, Minarik, a member of The Madison Project 
and the Madisonians, traveled to New York to gain some auditioning experience by 
competing for a part in a traveling production of "The Mixsic of Andrew Lloyd 
Webber." Little did he know that the audition would lead to the chance of a lifetime. 

After auditioning against about 1 ,000 other hopefuls, the speech communicarions 
major and business minor landed one of the 12 leads. Yet no one was more 
surprised b)' his selection than Minarik himself "I heard about [the audition] through 
a magazine called 'Backstage' where a lot of New York auditions are advenised," 
he said. "I got called back, which I couldn't believe. I love to sing and act and 
this was a great opportunit)'." 

After dropping all but two of his fall semester classes when those professors 
assured him he could take comprehensive exams upon his return, Minarik packed 
up and headed for the Big Apple. There he began rehearsing with the other cast 
members before their first big performance. 

The show included songs from the biggest hits of Lloyd Webber's career, including 
"The Phantom of the Opera," "Cats," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream 
Coat," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita," "Sunset Boulevard" and "Starlight Express." 
In addition to performing songs with other tour members, Minarik, a baritenor, per- 
formed the duet, "The Phantom of the Opera," and the solo, "The Music of the Night." 

"The people I get to work with are extremely talented," said Minarik Although 
none of the other singers were well-known, he had the honor of performing under 
two veteran Broadway directors: Patrick Vaccariello, the musical director of "Cabaret," 
and Arlene Phillips, director of "Saturday Night Fever." 

"I see [the tour] as a tremendous internship," said Minarik. "It's like a finance 
major getting his foot in the door of Arthur Andersen before he graduates. I have 
met a lot of influential Broadway people who can become great contacts if I decide 
to pursue this kind of work. I feel very privileged." 

By the end of the tour in May, Minarik had performed in 65 cities and sang 
for Andrew Lloyd Webber himself. 

"I do plan on coming back to school," he said, "but when is the question. I have 
met a lot of influential people while I was rehearsing in New York, and returning 
to school right after the tour didn't sound beneficial to them. But my parents have 
always instilled in me that you should always finish things that you begin, so that's 
what the plan is. " ■ 

Senior Mike Minarik, a 

communications major and 
business minor, performs 
in the spring 1 999 Madiso- 
nians home show. Minarik 
got the chance of a lifetime 
when he was seleaed from 
over 1,000 hopefuls for a 
part in the traveling pro- 
duaion of The Music of 
Andrew Uoyd Webber." 
■ Photo by Steve Boling 




230 Classes ■ Profile: Mike Minarik 

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Kristina E. McDowell, Int. Business; Fairfax, VA 
Tara L. McGuinness, Finance; Glastonbury, CI' 
Kimberly I. McLaughlin, Accounting; Quarry\'ille, PA 
Molly E. McQuaid, Finance; Annandale. VA 
Whitney M. Melton, Marketing; Richmond, VA 
T. Joe Menard, Marketing; Virginia Beach, VA 
Karen C. Mercer, Business; Elkton, VA 

Leslie A. Meyers, Economics; Winchester, VA 

Andrew K. Miller, CIS; Burke. VA 

Troy E. Milliken, Finance; Ivyland, PA 

Becky L. Mincer. Finance; Annandale, VA 

Tiffany M. Mirabile, Accounting; Virginia Beach, VA 

Stephen M. Mistretta, Accounting; Forest, VA 

Lindsey E. Monroe, Marketing; Fairfax, VA 

Rebecca M. Moody, Accounting; Beaverdam, VA 

David M. Morais, Finance; Edgewater. MD 

Charles R. Morgan, Finance; Portsmouth, VA 

Erin B. Morgan, Quantitative Finance; Sykesville. MD 

Jeffrey S. Morris, Marketing; Burke, VA 

Ryan N. Morris, MIS; Galax. VA 

Tyler P. Morris, CIS; Wilmington, DE 

Jill A. Mossman, Management/CIS; Virginia Beach, VA 
John G. Motley. Management; Columbia, MD 
Katerina Moutogiannis, MIS; Front Royal. VA 
Erin K. Murphy, Accounting; Wrentham. MA 
Janine M. Murphy, Accounting; Ridgefield, CT 
Lori A. Musson. Accounting; Great Falls, VA 
Joshua D. Nasella, Accounting; Cambridge, MA 

Jack F. Neill, CIS; Hockessin, DE 

Justin R. Neri, Accounting; Huntington, NY 

Gregory S. Netro, Finance; Gaithersburg, MD 

Khoa L. Nguyen, CIS; Springfield, VA 

Stephan Nimphy, Int. Bus./Mod. F.L.; Luebeck. Gemiany 

I^uren J. Nisula. Management; Medford. NJ 

Denise I. Norman, CIS; Moneta, VA 

Michael D. O'Brien, Management; Wantagh, NY 

Julie F. O'Hara, Management; Baltimore, MD 

Kelly C. Olson, Marketing; Brick, NJ 

Paul V. Omps, Finance; Winchester. VA 

Eric P. Oppermann, CIS; Falls Church. VA 

Saba S. Owais, Finance; Burke, VA 

Matthew T. Owens, Management; Richmond. VA 

Lauren Palmigiano, Marketing; Springfield, VA 
Jason S. Parmer, CIS: Manheim. PA 
Jennifer A. Parsons, Finance; Richmond, VA 
Lauren M. Pasquariello, Finance; West Caldwell, NJ 
Meghan R. Pauliny, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Lutherville. MD 
Nicole Pellegrino, Marketing; Sea Cliff, NC 
Tristan P. Pelligrino, CIS; Richmond, VA 

Katie L. Perrott, CIS; Delmont, PA 

Ryan M. Perry, Accounting; Corning, NY 

Michael V. Piccinino Jr., Int. Business; Annandale, VA 

Kelly R. Pickels, AIS; Richmond, VA 

Michael J. Pimentel, Finance; Sudburg, VA 

Carlos D. Pinto. CIS; McLean, VA 

Paige A. Pitsenberger, CIS/TSC; Staunton, VA 

Virginia C. Pitts, Finance; Richmond, VA 
Jason M. Poague, CIS; Vienna, VA 
Adam J. Points, Finance; Springfield, VA 
Angela M. Prandi. Marketing; East Northport. NY 
Michael D. Preuss, CIS; Fairfax Station, VA 
Jonathan H. Price, Accounting/CIS; ArUngton, VA 
Cory V. Prout, Int. Business; Richmond, VA 

Classes ■ Seniors 239 

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Erin Radel, MIS; Wilmington, DE 

Jessica A. Rath, Economics; Manassas, VA 

Eric P. Regan, Einance/Marketing; Kings Park, NY 

Angela A. Reid, Accounting; Eranktown, VA 

Brian A. Reynolds, CIS; Farmingham, MA 

Barry A. Richards, Finance; Suffolk, VA 

Rudy A. Richardson, Marketing; Oranjestad; Aruba 

Ashley T. Ri^, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Virginia Beach, VA 

Pamela A. Riker, Marketing; Andover, NJ 

Aaron C. Ritchey, Accounting; Bedford, PA 

Bryan M. Ritter, Management; Winchester, VA 

Mary L. Roberts, CIS/lnt. Bus.; Poquoson, VA 

Stephen L. Roberts, CIS; Fairfax, VA 

Matdiew W. Robinson, CIS; Hemdon, VA 

Michael F. Rodihan, Management; Westfield, NJ 

Amber D. Rombs, Accounring; Virginia Beach, VA 

Jeffrey S. Romley, Finance; Ossining, NY 

Jennie B. Rooney, CIS; Clifton, VA 

Emily B. Roper, Marketing; Marblehead, MA 

Scott S. Rosner, Management; Haymarket, VA 

Brianna P. Rovegno, Int. Business; Rocky Point, NY 

Shaunah N. SaintCyr, Finance; Huntington, NY 

Melissa E. Sanders, AIS; Winchester, VA 

Betsy E. Santi, Int. Busine,ss; Springfield, VA 

Susan Saunders, Finance; Roanoke. VA 

Jeffrey A. Schaal, Finance; Voorhees, N 

Christine M. Schaller, CIS; Lynchburg, VA 

Kelly A. Schmidt, Marketing; Richmond. VA 

Ross W. Scholz, Marketing; Vienna, VA 

William F. Schwenk, Accounting; Seaford, NY 

Marina Selepouchin, Marketing; Cedar Grove, NJ 

Salonika Sethi, CIS; Grear Falls. VA 

Sabrina B. Settles, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Hampton, VA 

Ali Shah, CIS; Lslamabad, Pakistan 

Alexandra R. Shalit, AIS; Falls Church, VA 

Smita Sharma, MIS; Colimibia, MD 

Sabrina H. Shiflett, Accounting; Elkton, VA 

Beth A. Shropshire, CIS; Martins-ville, VA 

Benjamin J. Sibley, Marketing; Woodstown, N 

Christopher J. Simone, CIS; Jamesburg, NJ 

Krista R. Sims, AIS; Fairfax Station, VA 

Gregory M. Slang, Finance; Allendale, NJ 

Kristin R. Small, Accounting; Springfield, VA 

Forrest L. Smith, Marketing; Dutham, NC 

Jessica M. Smith, Finance; Hcrndon, VA 

George T. Snyder, CIS; Chantilly, VA 

Clifford D. Song, MIS; Reston, VA 

Elinor F. Soriano, Marketing; Fairfax, VA 

Brian S. Southard, Finance/Bus. Law; Chesterfield, VA 

Justin R. St. Onge, Marketing; Fairfax, VA 

Tiffanie D. Standifer, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Haven, KS 

Samuel J. Stange, Op. Mgt. /CIS; Fredericksburg, VA 

Douglas S. Sterling, CIS; McLean, VA 

Peter D. Stoyas, Accounting; Burke, VA 

Michael J. Straub, AIS; King George, VA 

Brennan T. Sullivan, Finance; North Potomac, MD 

Seiji J. Suzuki, Finance; Fairfax, VA 

Karin L. Swain, Marketing; Glastonbury, CI' 

Thomas J. Taetzsch, Marketing; Staunton, VA 

Matthew J. Taskey, Management; Charlottesville, VA 

Angela L. Taylor, Management; Reminton, VA 

Tara G. Teaford, Management; Yorktown, VA 

Jacklyn M. Terietsky, Finance; Holland, PA 



Classes ■ Thrift Stores 

thriftstores I 



Believe it or not, but vou can find fashion 
outside Valley Mall and its Route 33 environs. 
Students lose valuable money and individuality as they escape to the motif of the 
brand name which is, for the most part, an inflated, over-designed style and an 
expensive, appropriated version of the original garment sold years earlier. 

Hoping to both revitalize older clothing styles and save their fellowperson 
some much needed milk money, Bluestone photographer Todd Grogan and Editor 
in Chief Jeff Morris visited Gift and Thrift and Salvation Army to prove that it's 
still possible to walk into class with a cheap and sexy pair of pants. » 



IEyes squinting and lips puckered, 
Jeff Morris, Bluestone Editor in 
Chief, shows his classic thrift store game 
face. A veteran thrift store shopper, 
Morris' thirst for old colorful clothes is 
tempered by his shrewd, no-nonsense 
business attitude. In other words, Morris 
gets what he wants. He is holding 
Grogan's apple. 

2 With a final bite of his apple, 
Bluestone photographer Todd 
Grogan pauses in front of the Salvation 
Army, located on South High Street. 
Salvation Army offered a variety of 
clothes, furniture, appliances, toys and 
general knickknacks; many things Morris 
was about to introduce to the amateur 
thrift store shopper Grogan. 

7 Assured by Morris that yellow com pie 
mented his eyes, Grogan decides on 
a yellow V-neck cable sweater. "It's pretty 
hot — definitely at the cusp of the fashion 
trend," reminded Morris. 

6 Mixed in with costumes, 
"party clothes" and evening 
gowns, Morris finds a jewel of a 
shirt at Gift and Thrift, located on 
South Main Street. "I'm going to be 
wearing this one tonight — better 
believe it," smiled Morris. 

4 "Beguiling in Argyle." Grogan dis- 
covers an old, dependable sweater, 
a staple of any good thrift store. 

5 Morris decides he likes the 
the sweater too; some- 
thing about it fitting him better. 

Classes ■ Seniors 24 1 




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During an Alternative Spring 
Break in Detroit, Wesley 
Foundation members 
worked with the Save Our 
Sons and Daughters pro- 
gram. In addition to the 
trips coordinated by the 
Community-Service Learn- 
ing office, many other trips 
were planned by other 
campus organizations. ■ 
Photo c/o Rebecca Heitfield 

During the leader training 
for the Alternative Spring 
Break trips, juniorBahi Harris 
and senior Jen Berwick work 
with a young resident mixing 
cement. The leaders par- 
ticipated in a retreat that 
allowed them to experience 
a service trip first-hand by 
working for Habitat for 
Humanity in Circleville, W. Va. 
■ Photo c/o Rich Harris 

These students repair a roof 
during an Altemative Spring 
Break trip. The trips offered 
students the opportunity to 
participate in service activi- 
ties that provided assistance 
to communities in need. 
■ Photo c/o Rikki Bohan 

While most students were getting ready for bed or preparing for a late night of 
studying, several students made themselves comfortable in the hallway of Wilson 
Hall's third floor as the clock chimed midnight on Nov. 29. Pillows and sleeping 
bags littered the hallway floor as students continued to arrive throughout the night. 
By 4 a.m., there were over 70 students lining the hall, all awaiting the first-come, 
first-serve sign-ups for the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program. Having experienced 
its most successfiil year in 1999 with 22 trips to locations all over the United States 
and one to Haiti, the service program was in high demand. 

"The program is based on student initiative. Students come to sign-ups and when 
there is not enough room, they will make their own trip," said program coordinator 
Kathleen Houser. There was a limit of 25 trips in order to maintain the level of 
quality that the university had shown in the past. 

"I knew it would be a worthwhile experience, so to make a small sacrifice such as 
getting up at 3:30 a.m. to be able to go to Detroit was easy," explained freshman 
Sarah MacCarthey. 

The common stereotype of spring break included alcohol and beaches but Alter- 
native Spring Break gave students "a chance to go against stereotypes and try something 
different for a week," said Houser. 

The trips were a week of community service in an alcohol- and drug-free environ- 
ment. The projects included building houses in Alabama, feeding AIDS patients and 
the homeless in New York, repairing natural habitats in Florida and working with 
teenage mothers in Ohio. 

All the trips were student led and organized. "I'm leading a aip this year because I 
want to become more involved at JMU. I want to give people an amazing experience 
like I had last year in Florida," said junior Jason Young, who decided to lead a trip 
after having participated in one the previous year. 

Each leader attended weekly training sessions starting in Oaober and continuing 
beyond the spring break trip. At the training sessions, leaders learned about group 
building, liability issues and cooking for large groups. The leaders even got to go behind 
the scenes of Gibbons Hall and learn the recipes of JMU Head Chef Steve Mangan 

"Cooking with Chef Steve was my iavorite training session. Not only is he a greai 
chef, but a great guy as well," said senior Megan Lew. The leaders concluded that 
session with an after hours feast in an empty D-Hall. 

Due to the rigorous training and commitment of all involved in ASB, it was nc 
surprise that the program received the Burruss Award for two consecutive years at thi 
annual leadership celebration sponsored by Student Organization Services. The award 
honored contributions from nonrecog-nized organizations that were student led. In 
addition, JMU's program was recognized by BreakAway, the national organization of 
alternative breaks, as Program of the Year for 1998. 

"I had a wonderful experience leading a trip. I hope I can start volunteering on 
a regular basis in my daily life," said senior Janine Murphy. 

Junior Angela Cabrales agreed. "ASB gave me a chance to learn about myself 
by helping others. It was an experience I will not forget. " ■ 

242 j Classes ■ Alternative Spring Breaks 

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Chef Steve Mangan 
shows Alternative 
Spring Break 
leaders how to 
prepare meals in 
large quantities. 
The training 
session, hosted by 
Mangan, was held 
after hours at D-Hall 
and exposed lead- 
ers to cooking 
methods to 
implement during 
their trips. ■ Photo 
by Kirstin Reid 

Amit M. Thakkar, Finance; Richlands. VA 
Nicole C. Thomas, Marketing; McLean, VA 
Emily N. Tichauer, MIS; Vienna, VA 
Brian W. Tighe. Finance; Palmyra, VA 
Crystal L. Trobaugh, MIS; Harrisonburg, VA 
Alexandra M. Turner, Int. Bus.; King George, VA 
Mitchell L. Uehling, Finance; Columbia, SC 

Kevin J. Vasquez, [linance: Fairfax, VA 

Karen C. Vatalaro, Marketing; Blue Point, NY 

Meredith B. Vaughan, Mgt.; Lawrenceville, VA 

Juan P. Velasquez, Int. Business; McLean, VA 

Derek P. VIcko, Finance; Bloomficid Hills, MI 

David R. Vollmer, Finance; Ironia, NJ 

Steven R. Wagner, Management; Linthicum, MD 

John F. Wakely, Finance; Caldwell, NJ 
Meredith A. Walkley, Economics; Yorktown. VA 
Kathleen R. Wallace, CIS; Wantagh, NY 
Cathency Wang, CIS; Fairfax, VA 
Jetheda S. Warren, Marketing; Richmond, VA 
Jeffrey C. Weekley, Finance; Atlanta, GA 
Lorice A. Wegner, Finance; Flemington, NC 

Vanessa M. Wheeler, Finance; Richmond, VA 
Brian C. White, MIS; Burke, VA 
Meredith C. White, Marketing; Vienna, VA 
Stephen C. White, MIS; Culpcper, VA 
Catherine M. Whiteford, Actg./CIS; Herndon, VA 
Wesley A. Wilcox, Int. Business; Plymouth, MA 
Marcia D. Williams, CIS; King George, VA 

William C. Williams, Management; King George, VA 
Jack D. Wolford, Finance; Galax, VA 
Krisry A. Woodward, Marketing; Annapolis, MD 
Kathleen M. Wozny, Finance; Groveland, MA 
Allie M. Wright, Int. Business; London, England 
Kelly K. Wright, Hosp./Tour. Mgt.; Burke. VA 
Shavalyea K. Wyart, Management; Glen Allen, VA 

Julia D. Yankey, Accounting; Nokesville, VA 
Charles D. Yesolitis, Int. Bu.siness; Glen Allen, VA 
Steve E. Yohler, Management; Annandale. VA 
Rebecca L. Young, Int. Business; Camp Hill. PA 
Donald B. Yowell, Finance; Marshall, VA 
Sheila Zarenejad, Accounting; Baltimore, MD 
Mark P. Zebra, Finance; Frederick, MD 

'Fhea F. Zumwalt, Marketing; Herndon, VA 

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Junior Anne Whitley brandishes a 
mock rifle in preparation for drills 
in the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum. 
Situational Training Exercises taught 
ROTC students proper formations 
to use in offensive and defensive 
situations. The arboretum was used 
to test students' ability in forest 
terrain. ■ Photo by Jessica Surace 


Number of majors 

AcJult Ed./HRD 


Bus. & Mktg. Eci, 


Counsel. Psych. 


Early ChilcJ. EcJ 




Elementary Ed. 


General Psych. 


General Spec. Ec 

. 47 

Individual Study 






School Admin. 


Sch. Library Med 

a 4 

School Psych. 


Secondary Ed. 


Total 1,648 

based on fall 1999 totals 


e rat race 

while many students were playing with their puppies on the Quad 
and still others were curling up with cats in the evening, junior Kelly 
Badger, a psychology major, was enjoying the company of rodents. 

"I love animals so I think the rats are cute," said Badger, who 
worked as a manager at the rat lab in the psychology department. Feeding 
and weighing the white rats. Badger spent approximately six hours of 
the week at the lab. 

"Working in the lab has changed what I want to do in graduate 
school," said Badger. She originally wanted to work counseling adult 
women but began to lean more toward the research aspect of ps)'chology. 
Under the direction of Dr. Sherry Serdikoff, an assistant had to be in 
the lab whenever they were "running the rats." Badger, who planned on 
completing her thesis with Serdikoff, actually enjoyed working with the 
rodents. As an animal lover. Badger had no complaints about her job 
in the rat race. ■ 

Dr. Cheryl Talley inspects one of 
her laboratory rats before weigh- 
ing and assessing its condition. 
Psychology major junior Kelly 
Badger worked as manager in 
the rat lab for the department. 
No rats were hurt in the writing 
of this caption. ■ Photos by 
Laura Creecy 

things to do 


Psi Chi, psychology honor fraternity 
Society of Police and Criminal Psychology 
Society for Human Resource Management 

special programs 

Bachelor of Individualized Studies: 

■ adult program for people who have 

been out of school for a while 

■ some students up to 80 years old 
Young Children's program; 

■ run by students and faculty 

■ children of faculty ore enrolled 

■ ranked among lop 5 percent in country 

■ participants repel off of Eagle Hall 
Doctoral Programs: 

■ only department that offers programs 

■ doctorate in psychology in assessment 

and measurement, doctorate in 
clinical psychology and counseling 


Basic School Network 

Educational Leadership Program 

Educational Medio Lab 

English as o Second Language 

Internet School Library Media Lab 

Young Children's Program 

Human Development Center 

Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic 

Virginia Disaster Stress Intervention Site 

did you know? 

Roop Hall 

Ever wonder why Roop Hall, 
home to the School of Education, 
doesn't exactly match the rest of 
the Bluestone buildings? Rumor has it that the 
charcoal-colored, square building wasn't intend- 
ed to have looked like that. The architect who 
designed the building got the plans of Roop mixed 
up with the plans of a building at Virginia Tech. 
So now we have their building on our campus 
and they have a Bluestone building on theirs. ■ 

information compiled by Aimee Costello 

244 ' Classes ■ College of Education and Psychology 

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GeofFrey C. Alexander, Kinesiology; Montclair. V'A 

Keili G. Allen, Psychology; Hmporia, VA "jjT 

Rebecca L. Allison, Psychology; Chantilly, VA J 

Jennifer L. Armstrong, Psych.; Gairhersburg, MD S* 

Tywanda K. Arrington, Psychology; Suffolk, VA (fi 

Brandon G. Bader, Psychology; Orleans, MA 2 

Matthew R. Baedke, Kinesiology; Richmond, VA Aq 

Clark P. Baker, Kinesiology; Virginia Beach, VA |2 

Lisa N. Bass, Psychology; East Sandwich, MA ^ 

Jennifer M. Bateson, Psych.; West Hartford, CT O 

Kristine A. Beere, Psychology; Manassas, VA |X 

Leslie H. Blanchard, Social Work; Suffolk. VA ^ 
Kristin M. Bogenshutz, Psych.; Patchogue, NY 
Julie W. Borda, Psychology; Springfield, VA 

Suzanne V. Boxer, Psychology; Southbury, CT 

Tracia K. Bradshaw, Psychology; Chesapeake, VA 

Rabia A. Bramard, Psychology; Radford, VA 

Jennifer P. Breidenbaugh, Social Work; Mechanicsville, VA 

Rebecca R. Brondyke, Social Work; Westminster. MD 

Michelle D. Brookshire, Psychology; Manassas, VA 

Cara J. Budd, Psychology; Columbia, MD 

Laura L. Burdell, Psychology; Mercer Island. WA 
Daniel R. Bureau. Kinesiology; West Grove, PA 
Klizabeth A. Burgess, Kinesiology; Richmond, VA 
Karen E. Busche, Psychology; Gairhersburg, MD 
Jerron C. Byers, Psychology; Roanoke, VA 
Joy L. Cales, Social Work; Buena Vista, VA 
Natalie N. Carey, Social Work; Charlottesville, VA 

Jo D. Carr, Psychology; Amelia, VA 

C. Jason Checca, Psychology; Locust Valley, NY 

lanelle C. Cherry, Psychology; Portsmouth, VA 

Kendall L. Childress, Psychology; Richmond, VA 

Rebecca M. Church, Social Work; Fredericksburg, VA 

Kristen E. Cioffi, Psychology; Congers, NY 

Don C. dinger, Psychology; Arlington, VA 

Alivian A. Coates, Psychology; Charlottesville, VA 
Wesley R. Cole, Psychology; Roanoke, VA 
Ellen M. CoUinson, Psychology; Lothian, MD 
Cheryl D. CottrcU, Psychology; Charlottesville, VA 
Allison E. Cowan, Social Work; Woodbridge, VA 
John O. Cox, Kinesiology; Rockville, VA 
Kimberly S. Crandall, Psychology; Wilton, CT 

Jennifer C. Culiivan, Psychology; Williamsburg. VA 
Julie C. Cummings, Kinesiology; Richmond, VA 
Noelle P. Daly, Psychology; Franklin Square, NY 
Frank A. Damiano, Kinesiology; Atco, NJ 
Denisc C. Dance, Psychology; Chesterfield, VA 
Karen B. Daum, Psychology; Olney, MD 
Erin L. Davenport, Psychology; Virginia Beach, VA 

Erin M. Delury, Psychology; Vienna, VA 
Lauren M. DePetris, Psychology; Southampton. NY 
Lindsay E. Dectbarn, Kinesiology; Richmond, VA 
Melissa N. Diener, Psychology; Fanwood, NJ 
Michael J. Early, Kinesiology; Derwood, MD 
Gretchen M. Eckard, Psychology; Falls Church, VA 
Kerrie E. Eisenhauer, Kinesiology; Timonium. MD 

JoAnne Federico, Psychology; Woodbridge, VA 
Craig E. Fichandler, Psychology; N. Massapequa. NY 
Kevin J. Fleming, Psychology; Ridgefield, CT 
David R. Fly, Psychology; Williamsburg, VA 
Hilary F. Foster, Psychology; Lynchburg, VA 
Heather L. Fox, Social Work; Virginia Beach, VA 
Matthew J. Gannon, Kinesiology; Rocky River, OH 

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Kathryn G. Garcia, Kinesiology; Herndon, VA 

Courtney E. Graham, Psychology; Piermonr, NY 

Sarah B. Graham, Psychology; Midlothian, VA 

Liz A. Green, Psychology; Sterling, VA 

Jeremy Greenwood, Psychology; Abington, MA 

Kristina K. Groome, Psych.; Prince George, VA 

Drew Hall, Kinesiology; Eureka, VA 

Dana L. Halterman, Psychology; Timberville, VA 

Lauren A. Hamlin, Psychology; Lansdowne, PA 

Julia G. Harkin, Psychology; Arlington, VA 

Brian A. Harris, Psychology; Colleyville, TX 

Alicia J. Heinemann, Psychology; Yardley. PA 

Emily E. Hibberd, Psychology; Stony Brook, NY 

Lynn M. Hobeck, Psychology; Richmond, VA 

Wayne R. Hobik Jr., Kinesiology; Faliston, MD 

David B. Hoffman, Psychology; Atkins, VA 

Jennifer L. Hoffman, Psychology; Laurel, MD 

Carrie B. Hood, Psychology; Richmond, VA 

Kimberly A. Horn, Psychology; Alexandria. VA 

Ashley P. Hutchison, Psychology; Chesterfield, VA 

Elana M. Isaacson, Psychology; Mount Kisco, NY 

Nathan H. Jenkins, Kinesiology; Madison, VA 

Carrie L. Johnson, Psychology; Ashland, VA 

Shari M. Johnson, Psychology; Portsmouth, VA 

Benjamin W. Jones, Kinesiology; Brookeville, MD 

Tara R. Kachelriess, Psychology; Randolph, NJ 

Patrick A. Kelly, Psychology; Alexandria. VA 

Jamie L. Kelso, Kinesiology; Burke. VA 

Patricia L. Kennelly, Psychology; West Hartford, CT 
Ashley B. King, Kinesiology; Lynchburg, VA 
Katherine A. Klima, Psychology; Fairfax, VA 
Cory L. Kline, Psychology; Ellicon City, MD 
Tara L. Kolar, Psychology; Winchester, VA 
Jill F. Kovaly, Psychology; Clifton, NJ 
Coleen M. Kreiger, Kinesiology; Trooper. PA 

Tracy A. Lambert, Psychology; Pulaski, VA 

Laura E. LaRoche, Psychology; Virginia Beach, VA 

Kimberly A. Layton, Psychology; Milton, PA 

Rachel L. Layton, Psychology; Mahwah, NJ 

Amy L. Lee, Psychology; Amherst, VA 

Eunnim Lee, Psychology; Fairfax, VA 

Megan A. Lew, Psychology; Charlotte, NC 

Wesley W. Lewis, Kinesiology; Martinsville, VA 

Btandize M. Lindsay, Psychology; Winchestet, VA 

Rebecca A. Loefflet, Psychology; West Grove, PA 

Sharon C. Logue, Psychology; Morristown, NJ 

Erica A. Loman, Psychology; Reston, VA 

Noelle K. Loue, Psychology; Parkesburg, PA 

Stephanie C. Low, Psychology; Emporia, VA 

Danielle A. Lucas, Psychology; Manasquan, NJ 

Allison Maciorowski, Psychology; Columbia, MD 

Kelly J. Mannbc, Psychology; Monmouth Beach, NJ 

Jessica B. Marion, Kinesiology; Davidsonville, MD 

Faustina L. Marshall, Psychology; Hyattsville, MD 

Jennifer L. Maskell, Psychology; McLean, VA 

Gina A. Masone, Psychology; Severna Park, MD 

Joseph Mattera, Kinesiology; Cos Cob, CT 

Kristen L. McCausland, Psychology; Orange, CF 

Sarah E. McFadden, Psychology; Herndon, VA 

Meghan J. McGinnis, Psychology; Cambridge, MD 

Misty D. McGlumphy, Psychology; Springfield, VA 

Jonathan T. Mclvor, Kinesiology; Virginia Beach, VA 

Erica A. Meekins, Psychology; Virginia Beach, VA 

246 I Classes ■ Profile: Julie Clarfield 

student profile I 



The bond shared berween siblings is one diat could last a lifetime, especially in the 
case of senior Julie Clarfield and Brandon Jones. Jones was Clarfield's litde brother, 
but the two were not related. Clarfield and Jones participated in the Big Brothers Big 
Sisters Program, which was a part of the Boys and Girls Club of America. This mentor- 
ing program paired up a caring individual with a child in need. 

"I got involved in the program in the beginning of my sophomore year because 
I was bothered by how much of college life is self-absorbed," commented Clarfield. 
Jones and Clarfield spent several hours a week together, doing homework or 
reading together. Jones, a third grader, "is a terrific kid who loves to learn, and really 
enjoys school, which is strange for his age," said Clarfield. One of the highlights of 
their relationship was the improvement that Clarfield saw in his reading skills. 

On other visits they played board games and 
sports. Jones, who dreamed of being a football 
player, thought, "Julie throws really well for a girl." 
His favorite activity was going to McDonald's 
where he enjoyed getting a Happy Meal. Their 
conversation was filled with laughter and jokes as 
they talked about Jones' day. 

Their relationship was not only rewarding for 
Clarfield but for Jones also. He had been given many 
opportunities that normally would never cross his path due to his economic situation. 
Jones lived with his mother, aunt and 10-year-old brother. They were all very sup- 
portive of the program. Through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program he improved 
his learning skills and was given a positive role model. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters had a lot to offer its participants. There were approximately 
1 80 JMU smdents involved in the program and additional students were always wanted. 
To become a member of the program an individual had to go through several interviews, 
tests and a comprehensive background check. The program was a two-year 

As a big brother or sister, students were given the opportunity to change a child's 
life as well as add value to their own. "Being involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters has 
by far, been the best decision that I have made in college," said Clarfield. ■ 

"Being involved with 

Big; Brothers Big; Sisters has 

... been the best decision 

that I have made in college.' 

» senior Julie Clarfield 

Sharing a meal at 
McDonald's, Brandon Jones' 
favorite eating place, senior 
Julie Clarfield chats with her 
little brother. Clarfield be- 
came involved in the Big 
Brothers Big Sisters program 
as a sophomore because 
she felt that college life 
was too "self-absorbed." 
■ Photo by Laura Greco 






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"I don't just 

want to fill 

people with 

content they 

will lose later. 

I want to build 

a foundation 

of learning 

for their 

whole lives. " 

» Dr. Cheryl 


"I love the brain, " said Dr.Cheryl Talley 
as she jumped up and down in front of her 
psychology class. The class, titled Drugs and 
Behavior, was one of many taught by Talley. 
A professor who truly enjoyed her job, Talley's 
enthusiasm for teaching was evident in her 
motto: "I don't just want to fill people with 
content they will lose later. I want to build a 
foundation of learning tor their whole lives. " 

Talley's talent for psychology was noticed by the National Science Foundation, 
which provided her with a grant, a first for a member of the psychology department. 
The foundation gave her money as a part of a program designed to increase under- 
graduate awareness in science. Talley had expected to apply multiple times before 
eventually succeeding but she received the grant on her second attempt. Talley planned 
to teach a lighter course load while she worked in the lab studying the peripheral nervous 
system on memory. 

Teaching was certainly an appropriate profession for Talley who loved working 
with children and young people. Talley attended Northwestern University for three 
years, took a 10-year break, during which she started a family, and then finished her 
senior year at JMU. She completed her graduate work at the University of Virginia. 
At one point, Talley realized that her adolescent education had not been sufficient 
when compared with those of her white peers at Northwestern. Pardy because of her 
own educational experience, Talley decided to devote her life to teaching. "I really 
was committed to young people having lives that they love and seeing no limits," 
she said in an interview with the Daily News Record. 

In 1996, she was inspired to found Harrisonburg Young Achievers. The group, 
which was primarily devoted to helping minorities, in her words, "provides a con- 
versation for middle school students to think that what they speak and believe is possible. 
Through conversations, I believe we create what we have." The group held weekly discus- 
sions where the kids could speak freely about their problems at school or outside of school. 

Talley used an approach to teaching known as "Alro-centrism. " A holistic worldview, 
her teaching placed an emphasis on how everything was connected. The Afro-centric 
method made sure science was benefiting humanity to the best of its abilities. 

No matter what method Talley used to educate her students, her motives were 
simple. "I am passionate about human beings reaching the capacity to love each other." ■ 

While examining a syringe, 
Dr. Cheryl Talley worl<s in 
her lab near the Modular 
Bulding. Dr. Talley's work 
earned her a grant from 
the National Science 
Foundation, a first for a 
member of the psychology 
department. ■ Photo by 
Laura Creecy 

248 ' Classes ■ Profile: Dr. Cheryl Talley 

merkel -thompson 

Lynn A. Merkel, Kinesiology; Norfolk. VA 
Kristen M. Meyn, Psycholog)'; Northport, NY 
Erin N. Miller, Psycholog)-; Salem. VA 
Laura C. Miller, Psychology; Durham. NC 
Marcy G. Miller, Psychology; Newark, OH 
Yvonne M. Molera, Kinesiology; Franktown, VA 
Sanrina M. Montagna, Psychology; Manassas, VA 

Lauren R. Muller, Psychology; Randolph, NJ 
Jennifer M. Mulligan, Kinesiology; Norfolk, VA 
Joy M. Nails, Kinesiology; New Kent, VA 
Sarah R. Nash, Psycholog)'; Lynchburg, VA 
Jennifer A. Neslund, Psychology; Boulder, CO 
Kendra L. Nicholson, Kinesiology; Harrisonburg. VA 
Lori N. Nickles, Psychology; Lancaster. PA 

Melissa S. Noel. Psychology; Hanover. VA 
Cara P. Oxenham, Psychology; Norfolk. VA 
Thera L. Pack. Psychology; Charlottesville, VA 
Jeanne E. Packy, Psychology; Miller Place. NY 
Heidi B. Parker, Psychology; Woodstock, IL 
Keisha L. Parker, Psychology; Rocky Mount, VA 
Joanna M. Paynter, Psycholog)'; CIcmson. SC 

Carrie J. Peak, Psycholog)'; Roanoke. VA 
Juli P. Peterson, Kinesiolog)'; Montclair, NJ 
Angela M. Pi, Psychology; Woodbridge, VA 
Karla C. Pietron, Psychology; Roanoke, VA 
Edward P. Pitts, Psychology; Scottsville, VA 
Jennifer L. Poore. Psycholog)'; Fairfax. VA 
Rachel S. Porter. Kinesiology; Petersburg. VA 

Michael L. Powell. Kinesiology; Ashland. VA 
Nathan T. Quick. Kinesiology; Swoope. VA 
Kristen M. Quinlan, Psycholog)'; Springfield, VA 
Anna E. Rae, Psychology; Roanoke, VA 
Stephen H. Ravas, Psychology; Montgomery Ville, MD 
Lauren A. Rescigno, Psycholog)'; West Milford. NJ 
Tracy H. Rhodes, Education; Harrisonburg, VA 

Erin E. Riley, Kinesiology; Winchesrer, VA 
Valerie M. Ritchie, Kinesiolog)*; Midlothian, VA 
Michelle H. Ruch, Psychology; Woodbridge, VA 
Jill A. Ruppersberger, Psychology; Baltimore, MD 
Jennifer D. Sajko, Kinesiology; Chesapeake, VA 
Carly M. Sanders, Psychology; Woodbridge, VA 
Heather L. Sanorius, Psychology; Herndon, VA 

Kelly A. Schmidt, Psychology; Shelton, CT 
Christie L. Schwartz, Kinesiology; Bel Air, MD 
Jody G. Schwartz, Kinesiology; Rockaway, NJ 
Jennifer L. Sears, Psycholog)'; Manassas, VA 
Katie E. Sharrock, Psychology; Virginia Beach, VA 
Mandy B. Shearer, Psychology; Martinsville, VA 
Melanie R. Sheppard, Psychology; Charlottes\'ille, VA 

Emily B. Simpson, Psychology; Mt. Airy, MD 
Page B. Slusser, Psychology; McLean, VA 
Rebecca C. Smalley, Psychology; Alexandria, VA 
Brooke E. Steere, Kinesiology; Troy, VA 
Lisa B. Steinberg, Psychology; Setauket, NY 
Carrie E. Summers, Psychology; Brookeville, MD 
Nolynn E. Sutherland, Kinesiology; Independence, VA 

Gillian A. Swails, Psychology; Richmond, VA 
Lynze J. Szabo, Psychology; North Caldwell, NJ 
Andrea R. Taliaferro, Kinesiology; Hawthorne, NJ 
Amy C. Tapp, Psj-chology; Richmond, VA 
Catherine A. Telfer, Psychology; Springfield, VA 
Katherine J. Thompson. Psychology; Vienna. VA 
Kimberly R. Thompson, Psychology; Lynchburg, VA 




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Right: Leading her jazz class 
in kicks, senior Jessica Pyatt 
prepares her students for later 
routines. Pyatt taught 1 
dance classes each week. 
■ Photo by Statia MolewskI 
Below: Senior Stefanle 
Quinoneslntroduces a move 
to her modern dance class. 
Quinones' first professional 
teaching experience was at 
Dance & Company. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 

A small dance studio in the hean of Harrisonburg has attraaed dance majors 
such as seniors Jessica Pyatt and Stefanie Quinones to teach what they have spent 
their lives learning and perfecting. Right around the corner from Jess's Quick 
Lunch, Dance & Company opened its doors in 1987 and has since hired college 
students as instructors. "The JMU instructors all have a passion to continue 
dancing. They are extremely responsible ... they know what it takes and what's 
expected of them," said owner Drew Jones-Hamilton. 

Pyatt had been teaching dance for seven years. She worked not only at Dance 
& Company but also at the Lexington School of Dance. She taught ballet, 
tap, jazz and modern 10 times a week between the two smdios. "1 love teaching 
and hope to make a career out of it," Pyatt said. "I strive to increase the student's 
technical ability, while creating a positive environment. I want them to have 
fun and enjoy dancing as much as I do. " 

A double major in dance and English, Pyatt maintained her skills by taking 
a minimum of five classes per week. "My experiences within the JMU dance 
department have taught me that the best teachers are not only the ones who 
push you to a higher level of dancing, but push you to a new level of under- 
standing about yourself, your limits and your dedication to the art. " 

Her dedication developed in first grade in a grocery store with her mother. 
"There was a small studio next door to the grocery store, and my mom asked 
me if 1 would like to sign up for classes. I've been dancing ever since." 

Lisa M. Tice, Psychology; Manassas. VA 

Jennifer R. Tocks, Psychology; Camp Hill, PA 

Jennifer S. Trager, Psychology; Burke, VA 

Allison P. Treby, Kinesiology; Gaithersburg, MD 

Malissa M. Troidl, Psychology; Stafford, VA 

Benjamin A. Trout, Psychology; Boones Mill, VA 

Vladislav O. Tsyganov, Psychology; Moscow, Russia 

Lauren E. Tucker, Psychology; Amherst, VA 

Kimberly D. Turner, Psychology; Sterling, VA 

Jennifer A. Valore, Kinesiology; Moorestown, NJ 

Connie M. Viar, Psychology; Lynchburg, VA 

Rebecca M. Vogelmann, Psychology; Hockessin, DE 

Jessica C. Vob, P.sychology; Bel Air, MD 

Christy L. Waggoner, Psychology; Midlothian, VA 

Jennifer L. Walker, Psychology; Virginia Beach, VA 

McKenzie L. Walthall, Psychology; Roanoke, VA 

Liliana L. Warner, Psychology; Fredericksburg, VA 

Kelly M. Warren, Kinesiology; Glastonbury, CT 

Donald A. Washington, Kinesiology; Williamsburg, VA 

Alison G. Wicks, Psychology; Reston, VA 

Meaghan H. Wilds, Kinesiology; Bloomfield Hill, Ml 

Jennifer L. Wills, Psychology; Charlottesville, VA 

Derrick L. Wilson, Psychology; Alexandria, VA 

Galadriel S. Winstead, Psychology; Virginia Beach, VA 

Christine J. Witkowski, Psychology; Princeton, NJ 

William D. Witt, Kinesiology; Stephens City, VA 

Carolyn H. Yang, Psychology; Park Ridge, NJ 

Theodore H. Yeschin, Kinesiology; Virginia Beach, VA 

2 5 O I Classes ■ Dance Instructors 

-I danceinstiuctors | 

Even with her husy schedule, Pyan found time to participate in activities 
complementing her dance background. She was a member of the Virginia Rep- 
ertory Dance Company (VRDC), JMU's pre-professional ensemble where she 
was given opportunities to work with professional choreographers and to be 
the student co-director of the Associate Dance Ensemble, JMU's freshman 
performance ensemble. Her choreography skills were also used in Spotswood 
High School's performance of "The Sound of Music. " 

A native of Lynchburg, Quinones also started dancing at a young age. 
In fourth grade after seeing her friend in a dance recital, Quinones quit play- 
ing the violin and pursued dance. Quinones followed her aspiration to college. 
"I came here undeclared, thinking that I didn't want to major in dance, but ... 
after getting involved and talking to professors about it, I knew that I wanted 
to major in it." 

Quinones' professors impacted her further. "My professors have been an 
incredible influence, training me and encouraging me to pursue dance as my 
career." Other people that influenced her included her best friend and roommate. 
"We've danced together since sixth grade, danced together here at JMU and 
will continue pursuing our careers together after graduation. She is definitely 
an inspiration and strength in my life, dancing and not dancing." 

Quinones' campus involvement extended outside the dance department 
in organizations such as Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Marching what opportunities arise.' 

Senior Stefanie Quinones leads 
her modern dance class in a 
new routine. In addition to 
teaching and working with 
high school color guards and 
show choirs, Quinones was 
also involved with Intervarsity, 
the MRD and several campus 
dance ensembles. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 

Royal Dukes. She also danced in VRDC, 

the Contemporary Dance Ensemble and 

Dance Theater. Her summers were spent 

at the American Dance Festival at Duke 

University where she studied under choreographers and teachers as well as 

performed many ot their works. All of these experiences added to her skills as 

a dancer and more recently an instructor at a professional studio. 

Quinones taught dance classes, instructed high school color guards and 
choreographed high school show choirs. She took on the challenge of teaching 
modern dance in the fall at Dance & Company. "I got started because other 
dance majors taught there, and I wanted teaching experience," she said. 

For Quinones, modern could be considered a favorite form of dance, 
yet it was the last style of dance to which she was introduced. "I had never 
taken modern dance before I came here, and now it is my primary form. It is 
more expressive, and doesn't have a set vocabulary of movement. Modern 
encompasses a huge variety of different styles." 

In her classes, Quinones wanted her students to discover what they 
enjoyed about dance. "I want to challenge them and to encourage them to 
take risks in learning new things." And just as when she entered college, she 
looked to the future with an open mind. "I want to get out there and see 




Calling out the counts and 
direction, senior dance and 
English major Jessica Pyatt 
leads her tap class in a shuffle 
sequence. Pyatt began dancing 
in first grade and had been 
teaching dance classes for six 
years before taking on classes 
at Dance & Company in down- 
town Harrisonburg. ■ Photo 
by Statia Molewski 




Classes ■ Seniors ' 2 5 I 



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Number of majors 

CSD 248 

CS 562 

Dietetics 91 

Geography 71 

Health Educ. 45 

Health Sciences 601 
Hearing Disorders 15 
I SAT 777 

Nursing 214 

Social Work 145 

Total 2,769 

based on fall 1999 totals 

: ': Tiake their way up 
ttie long staircase to ttie CISAT/ 
Computer Science Building. 
ISATwas developed in 1993 
and moved into ttie new 
building in 1997. ■ Ptiotoby 
Kirstin Reid i 

1 I 

may in guatemala 

Students wlio registered for ttiis four- 
week study abroad program tiad ttie 
opportunity to participate in and 
observe current environmental pro- 
grams ttiat intended to improve ttie 
quality of w/ater and sanitation ser- 
vices wjttiin Guatemala. The itinerary 
included enrollment of two ISAT 
courses dealing with environmental, 
social, economic and information 
management issues as well as field 
trips to ancient Mayan ruins, vol- 
canoes. Pacific Beach and a local 
development project. ■ 

the real world 

Senior computer science major Tara Sodano was the perfect example 
of how an internship can be a very lucrative and valuable experience. 

As a summer intern at Capital One in Richmond, Va., she had 
the opportunirv' to work in the Information Security Department writh 
1 5 other interns. According to Sodano, the department had 14 Microsoft 
Access databases containing out-of-date information. 

"Our responsibility was to redesign a new system using Oracle to 
consolidate ail of the old databases into one efficient database, " she 

The internship wasn't all work and no play. The company frequendy 
treated its interns to trips to King's Dominion, whitewater rafting, 
laser tag and Major League Baseball games. Time allotted for 
training, presentations by speakers in the field and additional technology 
courses contributed to the overall "real-world " experience. 

Perhaps the best part was that Capital One interns received the same 
salary during their 1 0-week session as a new hire in that department. 

Positions within the Information Security Department were not 
easy to obtain. Applicants had to undergo two rounds of interviews. 
The first one consisted of three essay questions. Based on the responses, 
finalists traveled to Richmond for a series of formal interviews, which 
included completion of a case study and aptitude tests. 

Sodano enjoyed her internship so much that she accepted a full 
time offer to work with their computer networking team. "I don't have 
any fears that I won't be able to perform right out of school. The 
internship was really good for my confidence because I got to see what 
it s really like working in the industr)' and I did just fine, " said Sodano. ■ 

asons to 

Lt major 

1 0. Professors alwrays leave their door open: woik-ins are welcome 

9. Tables, chairs and couches ore provided in the lobby 

8. The gorgeous view 

7. The private bus route 

6. You ore close to the Festival 

5. There's no other program like it on the entire East Coast 

4. You WILL get a job 

3. Your professors are cooler than most of your classmates 

2. You don't have to fight for parking 

1 . People will think you're smarter than you actually are 

things to do 


Virginia Biotechnology Association 

IEEE Computer Society 

ISAT Honor Society 

Associates for Facilities Engineering 

Air and Waste Management Association 

American Society for Materials 


15 science laboratories 

4 instruction laboratories 

1 state-of-the-art Medio Lob 

Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center 

Elderhostel atJMU 

Health & Human Services Outreach Center 

Humanitarian Demining Information Center 

Information Technology Support 

Infosec Online Masters Program 

Speech & Hearing Center 

Substance Abuse Research Center 

Virginia's Manufacturing Innovation Center 

student thoughts 

Junior Tayfun Aktasli: The senior thesis is a vital part 
of the ISAT program in that if s a genuine hands-on 
experience that will sen/e as the foundation for real-life 
tasks and opportunities to come." ■ Senior Kelly 
Hare: "Dr. Cindy Klevikis makes her review sessions a 
blast with hot chocolate and cookies ... no Isetter 
way to learn the complications of biotechnology." ■ 


Fasha Strange, secretary 

It isn't only the high-tech 
equipment that the ISAT program 
is blessed with — it's secretary Fasha 
Strange. Described as the "ISAT Mom," 
psychologist and adviser in addition to her nomial 
duties. Strange received praise from every student 
"Fasha was going to give me the keys to her house 
when I came in crying," said senior Erica Barber. 
"Fasha is a wonderful lady and a great resource," 
said sophomore Matthew Tyl. Originally from 
Queens, N.Y., Strange had worked with the program 
since its inception. ■ 

information compiled by Kirstin Reid and Jennifer R. Smitti 

252 1 Classes ■ College of Integrated Science and Technology 

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.Allison L. Ackerman, ISAT; Alexandria, VA 
Amie N. Adams, ISAT; Richmond, VA 
Nadia M. Al-Masri, CSD; Westminster. MA 
Irene T. Alisasis, Health Sciences; Alexandria, VA 
David N. Allen, Geography; Cincinnati, OH 
Matthew W. Alley, ISAT; Richmond, VA 
Anne K. Amos, Health Sciences; Chatham, VA 

Mariko Arai, ISAT; Kanagawa, Japan 
Adrienne L. Attiliis, Nursing; Fairfax Station, VA 
Laurie R. Aymes, Nursing; North Bruns%vick. NJ 
Matthew J. Babaian, Computer Science; Clark, NJ 
Kimberly S. Babuschak, Health Science; Stafiord, VA 
Matthew D. Bachiochi, CS; Stafford Springs, CT 
Suzanne B. Baker, Health Sciences; Delaplane, VA 

Lora E. Barthmus, CSD; Freehold, NJ 

Rida Belkoura, Computer Science; Meknes. Morocco 

Amy V. Bcnavirch, ISAT; Bucna Vista, VA 

PhUip A. Benson, ISAT; Clifton, VA 

Brian D. Bischoff, Computer Science; Midlothian, VA 

Melissa A. Bittner, Dietetics; Randolph. NJ 

Shelley L. Black, Health Sciences; Reston, VA 

Deva L. Blalock, CSD; Emporia, VA 

Britten B. Blankenship, Health Sciences; Midlothian, VA 

Laurel A. Blymyer, Nursing; Manassas, VA 

Benjamin A. Bograd, Health Sciences; Gaithcrsburg, MD 

Amanda K. Bourgeois, ISAT; DavidsonviUe, MD 

Shonrya C. Bready, ISAT; Herndon, VA 

Jennifer A. Brondyk, Geography; Woodbridge. VA 

Kristine L. Brower, Dieretics; Rockville Centre, NY 
Abigail A. Brown. Health Sciences; Vienna, VA 
Michael S. Brown, Compurer Science; Manlius, NV' 
James M. Brunner, Computer Science; Lebanon, MO 
Holly S. Bryant, CSD; Bedford, VA 
Aimee O. Buck, Health Sciences; Richmond, VA 
M. Amanda BuUington, CSD; Monroe, VA 

Danielle J. Burnett, Health Sciences; Williamsburg, VA 
Chrisry L. Burris, Computer Science; Louisville, KY 
Ryan H. Burrowbridge, ISAT; Charlottesville, VA 
Christine E. Burst, Speech Pathology; Hampton Bays, NY 
Valerie L. Cabell, Health Sciences; Madison Heights, VA 
Craig P. Calton, Computer Science; Elkridge, MD 
Jamie L. Carbonara, Healrh Sciences: Fairfax. VA 

B. Myers Carpenter, CS; Ukarumpa, Papau New Guinea 
Timothy T. Carper IV, ISAT; Centreville, VA 
Sarah J. Carruth, Nursing; Williamsburg, VA 
Mackenzie L. Cashman, Health Sciences; Rockville, MD 
Monica C, Castagnetti, Health Sciences; SiWer Spring, MD 
Brian C. Cecil, ISAT; Bassert, VA 
Jennifer A. Chalfin, CSD; Columbia, MD 

Jonathan D. Clapp, ISAT; Chatham, VA 
Christine E. Clark, Nursing; Montgomery Village, MD 
Nathan A. Clark, Computer Science; Centreville, VA 
Kathleen A. Clermont, CSD; Boxborough, MA 
Lindsay Coble, Health Sciences; Herndon, VA 
Michael L. Cockram II, Computer Science; Manassas, VA 
Annamaria B. Cogan, CSD; Sterling, VA 

Shecorie L. Conley, Health Sciences; Halifax, VA 
Elizabeth P. Cormer, CSD; Fredericksburg, VA 
Joseph N. Conradi, ISAT; ChanriUy. VA 
Kristen L. Corning, Health Sciences; Redding, CT 
Julie K. Cortese, Health Sciences; Watchung. NJ 
Cheryl L. Covel, Social Work; Arlington, VA 
EUzabeth E. Cox, Nursing; Centerport, NY 



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KeUy L. Craft, CSD; Monrdair, VA 

Lindsay S. Craft, ISAT; Buckingham. VA 

Jomette T. Crawley, Health Sciences; Hali&x, VA 

Jennifer M. Crea, Health Sciences; Cinnaminson, NJ 

Carly I. Cronin, Health Sciences; Burke, VA 

Shaun E. C ummins , ISAT; RoxbuT)', NJ 

Cristen A, Curt, CSD; Oakton, VA 

Jeremy A. D'Enico, Computer Science; Qifion, K\ 

Allison S. Davis, CSD; Coebum, VA 

Mindy B. Davis, Health Sciences; Yorktown, VA 

Scott A Davis, Geography; Mount Holh' Sptings, PA 

Margot M. DemontpeUier, CSD; Norfolk, VA 

Chad J. Derrenhacker, Computet Sci.; Lrachbuig, VA 

•" CarUe N. Douglas, Nursing; Richmond. \'A 

Jacqueline L. Duffy, Dietetics; Franldin. VA 

KeUyJ. Duke, ISAT: Suffolk. VA 

Jeffrey T. Duszak, ISAT; Richmond. \'A 

Matthew D. Edwards, Geography; Fairfax Station, VA 

K\He C. Emerson, Health Sciences; Ringgold, VA 

Jennifer L English, CSD; Salem, VA 

Charles E Ergenbright, Health Sciences; Mt. Crawford, V.A 

Katie A. Etter, Health Sciences; Virginia Beach, VA 

Michael M. Favila, Computer SdeiKe; Woodbridge, VA 

Jill E. Fazio, ISAT; Bluepoint, NT 

Brian M. Fedarko, Geography: Lonon. VA 

Amy Feverbach, ISAT; Blacksburg, VA 

Lindsay Filz, ISAT; Virginia Beach, VA 

Amy E. Fiorenza, Niusing; WiUiamsburg, VA 

Alison M. Flora, ISAT; Christiatisburg, VA 

Laura K. Flytm, ISAT; Manassas, VA 

Andrew C. Foldenauer, Health Sciences; Richmond, VA 

Windi C. Forrest, Health Sciences; Gloucester. VA 

Erin E. Foster, CSD; Vietma, VA 

Getii M. Fowler, Nursing Alexandria, VA 

Roberta C. Fox, Nursing; Yorktown, VA 

Jada L. Freer, CSD; Midlothian, VA 

Gregory E. Garber, ISAT; Culpeper. VA 

Altonia L. Garren. Health Sciences; Tappahatmock, VA 

Christopher S. Gatvey, Computer Sci.; North Potomac, MD 

Lauren M. Gaudreauli, Nursing; Fairfax Station, VA 

Jetmifer A. Gazan, Health Sciences; York, PA 

Jeimifer A- Girard, ISAT; Baltimore, MD 

Amy L- Girouz, Health Sciences; Burke, VA 

Tanya M. Grvens, Social Work; Afton, VA 

Erin M. Gladden, Health Sciences; Potomac Falls, VA 

HT R. Gold, Computer Science; Arlington, VA 

Aphnxhti Gouvousis, CSD; Fairfex, VA 

Kimberly A. Grace, ISAT; Trtmibull, CT 

Christine M. Graves, Social Work; Charlonesvilie, VA 

Sarah E. Greenleaf, CSD; Gorham, MA 

Danielle Y. Griffin, Health Sciences; Chesapeake, VA 

Leah B. Grossi, Dietetics; Reston, VA 

Christopher A. Grove, ISAT; Manassas, VA 

Elizabeth O. Hall, Health Sciences; Salem, V.^ 

Jeimifet E. Hall, Social Work; San Luis Obispo. CA 

Sean D. Hamilton, Health Sciences; Hotseheads, NY 

Lisa S. Hamlett, Dietetics; Virginia Beach, VA 

Michael C. Hammonds, Social Work; Bryn MawT, PA 

Kelly E. Handley, Social Work; Midlodiian, VA 

Meghan M. Haney, CSD; Stewartsville, NJ 

John J. Hankley, Geography; Kenbtidge, VA 

Melissa A. Hanrahan, Health Sciences; Chesapeake, VA 

Molly S. Hansen, Dietetics; Annandale, V.A 

254 Classes ■ Profile: Brinen Blankenship 

^ studentprofile 1- 

"When I (drive 

through campus, 

I can't help but 

think how lucky' 

I was to have 

gone here." 

» senior Britten 


It was the fall of 1 997 and the aisles of a stuffy 
Godwin Hail lecture room provided the only space 
for late arrivals. Three young women from their res- 
pective sororities stood nervously in the front of the 
room, each grasping a set of slightly bent 3"x5 " index 
cards. The next few minutes would determine the 
Panhellenic Council's president-elea. After undergoing 
a competitive application process, the women were 
ready to capture their peers wdth speeches intended to 
highlight their proposals for the Creek system. It was 
this moment that senior Britten Blankenship delivered 
a speech that changed the course of her college career. 

Blankenship applied for the position of president-tlect of the Panhellenic Council 
as a sophomore. By this time, she had already immersed herself in commimity service 
and social awareness groups, taught aerobics at UREC, joined a sorority and parti- 
cipated in an Alternative Spring Break trip. It took some coaxing from the coordinator 
of aerobics and wellness, BGrsten Ryan ('94,'96/M. Ed.), to convince her that another 
commitment was possible. Ryan spoke from previous experience, considering that 
she had been an active member on Panhellenic's executive board while simultaneously 
teaching aerobics as an undergraduate. "In the beginning, I found it difficult to 
balance my time between my new position on Panhellenic and teaching aerobics. 
Aerobics took a back seat for a while, " said Blankenship. 

As president-elect, Blankenship spent one year shadowing the current president 
in order to develop essential skills needed to fulfill the position the following year. 

During her term, Blankenship had the opportimity to attend several conventions 
across the United States. In the fall she traveled to Indianapolis for the Undergraduate 
Inter-Fraternity Institute (UII), held at Butler University. The annual convention 
consisted of a four-day series of intense leadership training workshops and was 
attended by students representing their college s Inter-Fraternity Councils and 
Panhellenic Executive Boards. 

"I can remember getting into a few heated argimients, but the whole experience 
was amazing," recalled Blankenship. "I became closer with the people I met during 
this conference than with people I've known since freshman year. " 

Working as a group fimess instructor also opened many avenues. Over the course 
of four years, she became heavily involved in programs such as PRO-Motion and 
Student Advocates for Body Acceptance (SABA). "I wanted to affea the lives of people 
and have been able to do this through these organizations. I have benefited from 
making positive health choices and want others to do so as well," said Blankenship. 

When all of her responsibilities seemed to be getting the best of her, she always 
made an effort to sit back and absorb her natural surroundings. 

"Observing the positive energy at this school is much more important than 
attending a meeting or a class. When I drive through campus, I can't help but think 
how lucky I was to have gone here." ■ 

Serving as president of 
the Panhellenic Council 
provides senior Britten 
Blankenship with the 
opportunity to make posi- 
tive changes to Greek life. 
Blankenship started an all- 
Greek Habitat for Humanity 
project in conjunction with 
the university and Shenan- 
doah chapters of Habitat. 
■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

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While playing with the toys 
which could be found in her 
office, Dr. Maria Papadakis 
of the College of Integrated 
Science and Technology 
"brainstorms" about her 
next class lecture. Papadakis 
taught the Connections 
courses for IS AT majors on 
ethics, critical thinking and 
public policy. IWany stu- 
dents found her very ap- 
proachable and easy to talk 
to. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 


One o^ 
techniques to 
thinking" was 
CO allow 
students co 
play with toys 
while brain- 
ideas for 
projects or 
solutions to 


"My favorite are the farm animals and I think it is because of my desire to live 
on a farm, " explained Dr. Maria Papadakis, surveying the Legos, building blocks, 
Mr. Potato Head and other toys scattered throughout the room. 

At first, students couldn't fit these things together. But students encountered 
such a combination in the CISAT/Computer Science Building on weekday afternoons. 
Papadakis, an associate professor in the College of Integrated Science and Technology, 
taught Connections, a unique series of classes. The Connections curriculum 
considered the social aspects and effects when developing and applying new technology. 
Aspects of critical thinking and creative problem solving were also taught in the 
course. One of Papadakis' techniques to encourage "whole-brain thinking " was to allow 
students to play with toys while brainstorming ideas for projects or solutions to 
problems. Describing herself as a "compulsive self-improvement reader" explained 
the passion she passed along to her students. Emphasis was placed on real assign- 
ments that students might encounter after graduation, such as ethical dilemmas. 

Before her entrance into the ISAT program, Papadakis gained knowledge and 
experience in a multitude of places. Her bachelor's and master's degrees are both in 
the area of political science, along with her doctorate. By training, she was a political 
economist who investigated the interactions between policy and economic markets 
and the role of technology in the economy. These skills originated from the time 
spent at the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe as the Acting Economic Officer, as an 
assessment agent in the International Trade Commission, as a visiting scholar with the 
National Science Foundation in Japan and teaching opportunities at the University 
of Kentucky and Syracuse University. Even though she kept busy with her career, 
she did the "woman-thing," as she called it; she married and raised a son. 

Papadakis helped start the summer program in Malta for the ISAT program. 
"For the abroad experience, the students need to piece together the science expertise 
and the social implications," she said. 

Students foimd it easy to approach Maria, what she preferred to be called, feeling 
comfortable with her as she treated them on the same level. Being easy to talk to, 
helpful and in-tune with real-life situations were traits her students admired. With 
her enthusiasm and her genuine love for teaching, Papadakis said ISAT "absolutely " 
held promise for the future. ■ 




250 I Classes ■ Profile: Dr. Maria Papadakis 

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John B. Hardwick, ISAT; Roanoke, VA 
Kara R. Hattem, Health Sciences: Oneonta, NY 
Kimberly E. Hayes, CSD: Germantown, MD 
Tabitha F. Hensley, Social Work; Elkton, VA 
Kelly K. Herlihy, Dietetics; Burke, VA 
Judith L. Hicks, Health Sciences; Vienna, VA 
John L. Hill, ISAT; BerUn, MD 

N. Susan Hoffman, CSD; Millersville, MD 
Heather M. Hogston, CSD; Abingdon, VA 
Stephen K. Holland, ISAT; Roanoke, VA 
Janet L. Holliday, ISAT; Chesapeake, VA 
Cristina L Hollmann, Social Work; Bridgewater, NJ 
Kevin R. Holt, CSD; Appomattox, VA 
Amy B. Horn, Dietetics; Long Valley. NJ 

Harmonic M. Horowirz, Social Work: Fairfax, VA 

Elena M. Horvath, ISAT; Virginia Beach, VA 

Adam C. Hubbard, Health Sciences: Wakefield, MA 

Brent M. Humphrey, ISAT; Salem, VA 

Manpreet K. Hundal, Computer Science; Springfield, VA 

Jee-Eun Hwang, Computer Science; Fairfax, VA 

Arria D. Ibach, Social Work; Herndon, VA 

Wendy M. James, Computer Sci.: Colonial Heights, VA 

Irum Jawaid, Health Sciences; Winchester, VA 

Brian T. Johnston Jr., Health Services Admin.; ArrLston, CT 

Rachel E. Jones, Nursing; Halifax, VA 

Steven D. Jones, Geography; Reston, VA 

Kimberly A. Jordan, Health Sciences: Herndon. VA 

Sarah A. Joscelyne, Social Work; McLean, VA 

Suzanne D. Kampf, Health Science; Setauket, NY 
Brian D. Kaulback, ISAT; Roanoke, VA 
Jennifer E. Keefe, Health Sciences; Clifton, VA 
Mary C. King, Health Sciences; Johnson City, TN 
Jennifer R. Koziol, Health Sciences; Charlottesville, VA 
June E. Kroll, Dietetics; River Edge, NJ 
Ji-hye Kwak, Computer Science; Seoul, Korea 

John F. Kyle, Health Sciences; Wheeling, WV 
Adrian D. Lane, CSD; Montioss, VA 
Jaime R. Lanier, Health Sciences; Reston, VA 
Kerin L. Lankey, Nursing: Chesrerfield, VA 
Erica L. Lary, Health Sciences: Stonington, CT 
Rob E. Leard, ISAT; Alexandria, VA 
Andrea M. Leone, CSD; Smithtown, NY 

Lyell E. Lewis, ISAT; Green Bay, VA 

Brittany L. Lipinski, CSD; Woodbridge, VA 

Brian C. Lips, ISAT; CUfton, VA 

Jill A. Longnecker, Social Work; Broomall, PA 

William O. Lowrey, Computer Science; Oakton, VA 

Julie A. Luht, Dietetics; Baltimore, MD 

Kimberly A, Macnemar, Health Sciences; Columbia, MD 

Tyras W. Madren, ISAT: Fairfax, VA 
Katherine A. Malmrose, CSD; Randolph, NJ 
Sarah L. Malone, Health Sciences: Richmond, VA 
Kimberly A. Manoly, Nursing; Gaithersburg, MD 
Elizabeth M. Marcello, Nursing; Middletown, Nj 
Stacy J. Marino, ISAT; Lynbrook, NY 
Jillian A. Marone, Social Work; Freehold, NJ 

Emily C. Marshall, Health Sciences; Middletown. MD 
Andy J. Martone, Computer Science; Clifton. VA 
Sarah K. Matheson, ISAT: Lynchburg, VA 
Melanie M. Maynard, Nursing; Sykesville, MD 
Aram P. Mazmanian, ISAT; Richmond, VA 
Dana M. McAleer, Nursing; Medford, NJ 
Srephanie D. McCarry, Health Sciences; Hardy, VA 

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Anne M. McClain, ISAT; York, PA 

Jennifer N. McDonough, CSD; Pirrsburgh, PA 

Jennifer E. McGahee, ISAT; Suffolk, VA 

Laura C. McPhee, Health Sciences; Mansfield, CT 

Rebecca A. Measell, CSD; Great Falls, VA 

Bernadette K. Meny-Plunkett, CSD; Arlington, VA 

MarisaJ. Minge, Social Work; Port Jefferson. NY 

Crystal D. Mitchell, Social Work; Rustburg, VA 

Tory L. Mitchell, ISAT; Louisa, VA 

Jonathan D. Moles, Health Sciences; Amherst, NH 

Teresa A. Monsour, Health Sciences; Roanoke, VA 

Carol L. Moore, Health Sciences; Roanoke, VA 

Heather L. Moore, Nursing; Seaford, DE 

Kelly E. Moore, Nursing; Chesapeake, VA 

Kimberly E. Morgan, ISAT; Harleysville, PA 

Jennifer G. Morse, CSD; Millis. MA 

Amanda G. Mosello, ISAT: Westbury. NY 

Lisa R. Moshier, ISAT; Harrisonburg, VA 

Abby B. Muldawer, CSD; Yyncote, PA 

Kirk D. Mulligan, ISAT; Raleigh. NC 

Caryn B. Mundy, Health Sciences; Richmond, VA 

Christine M. Murphy, ISAT; Columbia, MD 

Erin E. Nash, Health Sciences: E! Cajon, CA 

Arlyn Newman, CSD; Westwood, NJ 

Andrew S. Nick, ISAT; Mineola, NY 

Tasha L. Noffsinger, Nursing; Bridgeport, WV 

Allison M. Noga, CSD; Virginia Beach. VA 

Jennifer E. O'Brien, Dietetics; Chesapeake, VA 

Shaun R. O'Toole, ISAT; Virginia Beach, VA 

Thomas G. Opfer, C"omputer Science; Herndon, VA 

Michael L. Pack, ISAT; Oak Ridge, IN 

Dianne C. Pallera, Nursing; Virginia Beach, VA 

Sandy S. Park, Dietetics; Burke, VA 

Sanghee Park, Computer Science; Harrisonburg. VA 

Matthew J. Parowski. Comp. Sci./German; Springfield. VA 

Matthew T. Peterson, ISAT; Chantilly, VA 

Allison L. Pilgrim, ISAT; Ocean City, NJ 

Tracy R. Pitera, Nursing; Manassas, VA 

Katherine A. Pius, Health Sciences; Herndon. VA 

Jessica S. Plageman, Health Sciences; Richmond, VA 

Kathleen M. Pokusa, CSD; Alexandria, VA 

Andrea Polizzi, CSD; Commack, NY 

Lindsey C. Prevo, Geography; Rockville Centre, NY 

Paul D. Prince, ISAT; Charlottes-ville. VA 

Matthew F. Radek, Geography: Springfield, VA 

Andrew R. Ratliff, ISAT; Germantown, MD 

Alexandra E. Raver, ISAT; Alexandria, VA 

Roben H. Reinhold, Comp. Sci.; MandeviUe, Jamaica 

Courrney M. Reppard, Health Sciences; Virginia Beach, VA 

Chris M. Richardson, ISAT; Chesterfield, VA 

Ryan L. Robbins, ISAT; Stafford, VA 

Geoffrey D. Robison, Health Sciences; Centreville, VA 

Adam S. Rolfe, ISAT/CIS; Greenlawn, NY 

Carol A. Rolley, CSD; Roanoke, VA 

Sharon L. Rosenfeld, CSD; East Setauket, NY 

Katherine C. Runey, Social Work; Exeter, NH 

Jennifer K. Russell, Health Sciences; Virginia Beach, VA 
Pablo R. Saez Montagut, Computer Sci.; Madrid, Spain 

Alexander Saify, Computer Science; Reston. VA 
JacqueUne D. Schlueter, Health Sciences; Waldorf, MD 
Amy N. Schmidt, Speech Pathology, South Setauket, NY 

Meghan G. Schwarzenbek, ISAT; Westfield, NJ 
Christen R. Scott, ISAT; Leesburg, VA 

2581 Classes ■ Profile: Guillermo Ubilla 




Active on the Sports Club 
Council, senior Guillermo 
Ubilla spends the majority 
founded the Running Club 
and the Fencing Club. ■ 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 



"What I 

lat i see as my most 

important responsibility- is to 

make sure ... we are doing things 

the best way we possibly can." 

» senior Guillermo Ubilla 

"I am awake tor about 20 hours a day and I probably spend about 14 attending 
meetings, doing work for die school or in some way doing something for a club I'm in." 
On any given night, senior Guillermo Ubilla could usually be found in UREC, 
meeting with one of his organizadons. Ubilla began the Rtinning Club at the tiniversity 
and then went on to found the Fencing Club at the request of a friend. He then 
attained a position on the Spons Club Council where he served as a liaison between 
the imiversity and other organizations on campus. He ran all council and executive 
meetings and prepared all the agendas, devoting all his efforts to the position. 
"What I see as my most important responsibility is to make sure everyone is 

working to their potential and we are doing things 
the best way we possibly can," said Ubilla. 

A computer science major, Ubilla grew up in 
Sterling, Va. He had always been a sports fan, 
especially of basketball, and had an interest in personal 
improvement, specifically in the area of leadership. 
"I love this school, and it has done so much 
tor me. I love the opportunity to be able to give 
something back," said Ubilla, who also served as 
a Student Ambassador for a year. According to him, the people in the program were 
the most amazing people he had met at school. "They have a passion, commitment 
and spirit for this school that always lifts my own spirits." 

For Ubilla, going to bed at 2 a.m. and getting up at 6 a.m was just a part of his 
responsibility. However, Ubilla was not without assistance. Rick Larson, the assistant 
vice president for student affairs, was a great influence on his work. "What gets me 
most is that [Larson] always has a smile on his face. No matter how busy his day 
is, he always takes the time to stop, shake my hand, ask how my day is going and 
to see if I need anything," said Ubilla, adding that it's rare for administrators on 
Larson's level to stop and ask if a student needed anything. 

Ubilla planned to either stay at school for post-graduate studies or look for a 
web-design job in the Washington, D.C., area. ■ 


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"I find rescue 

squad ver^' 

reward iiii? in 

that knowing 


that I do 


another in a 

positive way." 

>> senior 

Abby Jones 

Was it possible to cany a full courseload, 
work 20 hours a week and maintain a 3.8 
grade point average? Some said no. What 
about if she also volunteered for the Harrison- 
burg Rescue Squad 1 8 hours weekly? Most 
said definitely not. Yet for senior Abby Jones 
this was more truth than fiction. 

For two-and-a-half years, Jones was a member of the rescue squad, which provided 
911 response service to the city of Harrisonburg, JMU campus and parts of the sur- 
rounding Rockingham County. Anytime someone dialed 911, the squad responded to 
help with car accidents, fires, illnesses, cardiac arrests, falls, seiziu'es, and suicide attempts. 

In order to become a member of the rescue squad, Jones, a psychology major, 
had to complete 140 hours of classroom training to receive her Emergency Medical 
Technician (EMT) certification, which is Basic Life Support (BL^) level. She recendy 
received certification for Shock Trauma Technician (SIT) after 100 additional hours 
of training to be an Advanced Life Suppon (ALS). She also took classes to learn to drive 
an ambiJance and to be certified to give CPR. 

In addition to her dedication to the rescue squad, she was also a tutor for troubled 
children in the commimity. During her free time, Jones watched her three favorite 
television shows: "Trauma," "ER and "Cops." 

Why woiJd someone put so much time into volimteering? Jones said, " I find 
rescue squad very rewarding in that knowing something that I do impacts another in a 
positive way. In some small way, I may be able to help improve or change someone's life. 
Sometimes it is not the big cases, but just helping an older lady who fell and broke her 
hip, or comforting a patient who is terminally ill is most rewarding. I have found 
that in giving a little of myself, I am the one who receives much more in the end." 

Jones joined the squad in order to see if her dream of becoming a doctor was 
feasible. "Rescue squad was a way to see if I could handle the trauma and blood 
involved with each call, she said. Next year Jones will be attending the University of 
Maryland medical school in hopes of being either and emergency room physician or a 
doctor at a free clinic in an inner-city environment. 

"Abby has been a great asset to the rescue squad for the past two-and-a-half years. 
I am sorry to see her leave but I know she will succeed at the University of Marj'land," 
said rescue squad chief Tim Barb. 

Fellow rescue squad member and second-year graduate student Kate Breitbeil 
said, "Abby is very responsible and dependable, but her greatest quality is her rapport 
with both patients and EMS personnel." ■ 

Standing atop 
Rescue Engine #40, 
senior Abby Jones 
relaxes before her 
next call. Jones not 
only gave of her 
time by serving 
with the rescue 
squad, she also 
volunteered as a 
tutor for troubled 
children. ■ Photo 
by Todd Grogan 



200 Classes ■ Profile: Abbv Tones 

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Sarah A. Scon, ISAT; Arnold, MD 
Tobias M. SenfF, Geography IS; Warren, NJ 
Christine M. Scwell, ISAT; Farmingdale, NY 
Leighton T. Shank, CS; Woodbridge, VA 
Pooja Shashidhar, ISAT; Springfield, VA 
Tomomi Shiraishi, Sociid Work; Kashiwa, Japan 
Kendra L. Short, Nursing; l.andenberg, PA 
William R. Short, ISAT; Orange, VA 

Vanessa L. Shurrt, ISAT; Charlottes-viile, VA 
Marlis A. Sidletsky, Nursing; Burke, VA 
Mary E. Skalecki, Health Sciences; Ocean, NJ 
E. Ginny Skeen, Nursing; Richmond, VA 
Crystal M. Slater, Social Work; Fulks Run, VA 
Karla Siu, Social Work/Spanish; Weston, EL 
Erin P. Smith, Health Sciences; Damascus, MD 
Rebecca L. Smith, ISAT; Moneta, VA 

Robert M. Snyder, ISAT; Ashland, VA 
Tara A. Sodano, Computer Science; Clifton, VA 
Nicole K. Sonsini, Dietetics: Newtown Square, PA 
Jamel M. Sparkes, Health Administration; New York, OT 
Jodi L. Speth, Health Sciences; Reading, PA 
Jennifer C. Stallworth, Health Sciences; Richmond, VA 
Jeanette M. Stanig, Health Sciences; Bernardsville, NJ 
Deven E. Stefanic, ISAT; Middletown, NJ 

Amy L. Stemplewicz, Nursing; Springfield. VA 
Lora B. Stevenson, Nursing; Woodbridge, VA 
Matthew J. Stratford, ISAT; Centreville, VA 
Leslie E. Sryron, Social Work; Virginia Beach, VA 
Jennifer A. Sullivan, Social Work; Richmond, VA 
Sabrina A. Talley, Health Sciences; Buffalo Junction, VA 
Bryan D. Tangren, Computer Science; Washington, D.C. 
Christy L. Taylor, ISAT; Burke, VA 

Erin K. Teagan, ISAT; New Hope, PA 

Jana L. Thompson, CSD; Fairfax Station, VA 

Kimberly L. Tinsley, Social Work; Charlotte, NC 

Steven C. Toyryla, ISAT; Reston. VA 

Jeremy B. Travis, ISAT; Holbrook, NY 

Kazuho Tsuchida, Computer Science; Kagawa, Japan 

Amanda L. Tyrrell, ISAT; Knoxville, TN 

Guillermo X. Ubilla, Computer Science; Sterling, VA 

Effy N. Umunnah, Health Science; Manassas, VA 

Ellen E. Vandervoort, ISAT; Boyce, VA 

Meagan H. Voight, CSD; Bainbridge, NY 

Robert W. Wade Jr., CS; Colonial Heights, VA 

Brandt R. Wagner, ISAT/Dance; Fairfax, VA 

Susan E. Walker, Health Sciences; Birmingham, AL 

Kristen L. Wallace, Health Sciences; Vienna, VA 

Lisa J. Walton, Social Work; Midlothian. VA 

Heather L. Warren, ISAT; Suffolk, VA 

Kathleen A. Webb, Health Sciences; Franklin Lakes, NJ 

Annie B. Weber, Nursing; Falls Church. VA 

Kristin J. Wehman, CSD; Stony Brook, NY 

Christopher H. Weinhold, ISAT; Towson. MD 

April M. Weir, CSD; Hanover, PA 

Megan L. Westrom, CSD; Woodbridge. VA 

Todd D. White, Health Sciences; Virginia Beach, VA 
Melanie R. Whitlow, Social Work; Kents Store, VA 
Erin N. Williams, Social Work; Eredricksburg, VA 
Rachel L. Wilson, CSD; Aroda, VA 
Jeremy F. Wimpey, Geography IS: Herndon, VA 
Robert T. Winston, Social Work; Basking Ridge, NJ 
Jessica S. Wise, Social Work; St. Louis, MO 

Jonathan Wittenberg, Health Sciences; Arlington. VA 
Christiana Woo, CSD; Burke, VA 
Sara C. Wood, Social Work; Chesapeake, VA 
Emily M. Wyatt, Health Sciences; Urbanna. VA 
Elizabeth R. Yackel, Geography; Beaver Dams, NY 
Gregory T. Young, Computer Science: Richmond, VA 
Jennifer M. Zaborsky, ISAT; Herndon, VA 


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based on fall 1999 totals 

it was a bug s life 

Chosen by faculty for her enthusiasm for biology and her eye for accuracy, 
senior Amanda Anderson had the opportuniry to work closely with professors 
doing research in entomology and morphology. In other words, she got to 
play with bugs and salamanders. 

"Burruss was my second home," said Anderson who literally camped 
out in the academic building on more than one occasion. 

After completing courses in research literature and techniques, she was 
eligible to gain hands-on training and experience her junior year. She had 
planned to assist Dr. Sharon Babcock with her investigation into the evolution 
of tails in salamanders, but was switched to Dr. Christopher Rose's project 
that dealt with finding the function of a rubbery protein located inside the 
genitalia of water scorpions. Her ability to sculpt and draw complicated diagrams 
of the internal organs of these tiny insects helped her land the position. 

"1 didn't have intentions to do this for more than one semester," Anderson 
revealed. "But 1 ended up doing it for over a year. It really fascinated me." 
Anderson's responsibilities included collecting lab specimens in places 
such as Lake Shenandoah and George Washington National Forest, and making 
slides using those samples. She also spent an entire summer curating a collection 
of over 1,000 insects in the basement of Burruss Hall. 

Senior Stephen Durkee worked on the project with Anderson. The team 
reported nearly rwo years of research at the Biology Sym- 
posium and submitted their findings to a scientific journal 
with hopes of getting published. 

After spending sleepless nights in the basement of 
Burruss with her eye glued to the eyepiece of a microscope 
observing the sex life of bugs, perhaps the real downside 
of her job was not being able to reap the benefits of a cup 
of Joe. Dissecting insects that were only a couple milli- 
meters wide with tools too small for even a Barbie doll, 
required a set of steady hands. ■ 

Senior Amanda Anderson 
measures and mixes solutions, 
pouring them in ttie appro- 
priate vile. Anderson worked 
with Dr. Christopher Rose on 
a project dealing with the 
genitalia of water scorpions. 
■ Photo by Todd Grogan 


Marcia Angell, interim Editor in Chief 
of The New England Journal of 
Medicine, graduated from Madison 
College in 1 960 with a double major 
in math and chemistry and minor in 
biology. Time magazine named her 
as one of the 25 most influential 
people in the United States. 

When students in GSC1 1 04A exchanged views on the topic of identity 
and form transformations as common themes in 'The Fly," and 
"Alien," they weren't going off the subjert — it was the subjea. Offered 
for the first time in January, the class titled "Biology in the Movies," 
explored public misconceptions about science, resulting from the 
images Hollywood portrayed on the big screen. Students discussed 
the issues of cloning as portrayed in "Jurassic Park," genetic engi- 
neering as portrayed in "Gattica" and extraterrestrial life as portrayed 
In "Contact." ■ i 

things to do 


Alpha Chi Sigma, chemistry 

Alpha Epsilon Delta, premedical honor society 

American Chemical Society 

Beta Beta Beta, biology 

EARTH, an environmental club 

Geological Association 

Geology Club 

Mathematics Club 

Pi Mu Epsilon 

Pre-Occupalional Therapy 

Pre-Pharmacy Society 

Society of Physics Students 

Volunteers at RMH's rescue squad 


Electron Microscopy Center 
John C. Wells Planetarium 
Life Sciences Museum 
Mineral Museum 
Mathematical Modeling Center 

Office of Statistical Services 
Tutoring Programs 


Ecology and Tropical Biology Program 
1 6 credits in the fall and spring semesters, 
eight credits in the summer; takes place 
in Monteverde, Costa Rica 

Field Geology Program 

A five-week summer course in topographic 
and geological mapping 


whaf s that building? 

Life Sciences Museum 

Where could you find over 5,000 
specimens of exotic butterflies, 
the tiniest hummingbird egg and a 
pair of African elephant feet? Located beside 
Anthony-Seeger Hall, the Life Sciences Museum 
housed six rooms jam-packed with displays ranging 
from a live insect zoo to a sea-world room, fea- 
turing unusual sea shells. Whether visitors were 
students working on research papers or elementary 
school children on a field trip, the large sampling 
of life exhibited within the glass showcases pro- 
vided a wealth of useful information. ■ 

information compiled by Jennifer R. Smith, photos by Todd Grogan 

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Mirie T. Abbott, Biology; Clifton, VA 
Daniel S. Acket. Geology; Bristol, VA 
Amanda J. Anderson, Biology; Leesburg, VA 
Joseph P. Atwell, Math.; Atlanta Beach, FL 
Marie T. Baus, Math.; East Greenville, PA 
Kathleen A. Bellino, Math.; Washington, DC 
Rodrigo A. Boccanera, Biology; Reston, VA 

Erin M. Boor, Biology; Stafford, VA 
Stacy A. Bragg, Biology; Midlothian, VA 
Nelson C. Brooks, Geology; Ellicott City, MD 
Michele M. Butczynski, Geol.; Mechanicsburg, PA 
Ryan K. Butler, Biology; Columbia, MD 
Karen A. Calkins, Bio.; Montgomery Village. MD 
Janet L. Caramanica, Biology; Woodbridge, VA 

Yashwant S. Chahal, Biology; Fairfa.x, VA 
Kathryn L. Clasen, Biology; Yorktown, VA 
Erika M. Cooper, Mathematics; Richmond. VA 
Elisabeth R. Costa, Biology; Chapel Hill, NC 
Lesley A. Craver, Biology; Oakton, VA 
Jessica D. Dancy, Biology; Marion, VA 
Chris R. Darden, Biology; Suffolk, VA 

Megan E. Dunbar, Chemisrry; Blacksburg, VA 
Stephen J. Durkee, Biology; Virginia Beach, VA 
Kathleen M. Ervin, Biology; Falls Church, VA 
Steven M. Gentile, Biology; Fairfax, VA 
Lindsay A. Giartino, Biology; Herndon, VA 
Brian S. Giller, Geology; Alexandria, VA 
Celena A. Greer, Biology; Callaway, VA 

MoUie E. Hanna, Biology; Resron, VA 

David C- Hausmann, Biology; Chesapeake, VA 

Bernadette A. Higgins, Chemistry; Alexandria, VA 

Kelly A. HoUiday, Biology; Fairfax Station, VA 

Erin M. Humphrey, Mathematics; Ashburn, VA 

Jason P. Jacobs, Biology; Orange, VA 

Debra N. Jamison, Biology: Randolph. NJ 

Sarah A. Juedes, Biology; Randolph, NJ 
Jon A. Jurica, Chemistry; Burke, VA 
Christine Karapetian, Biology; McLean, VA 
Eugene S. Kitamura, Physics; Osaka, Japan 
Emily A. Leamy, Biology; Fairfield, CT 
Thomas A. Lewis, Biology; East Windsor, NJ 
Perer C. Liacouras, Bio./Math.; Gaithersburg, MD 

Megan E. Lindsay, Biology; Cockeysville, MD 
Thomas A. MacMiilan, Biology; Richmond, VA 
Janet L. Mason, Biology; Pitman, NJ 
Cynthia K. Matherly, Chemistry; Danville, VA 
Justin A. McDonough, Biology; Orange, CT 
Justin C. Meadows, Chemistry; Ashland, VA 
Angela M. Myrick, Biology; Richmond, VA 

Marrhew E. Neuner, Geology; St. Louis, MO 
Amanda J. Norrh, Biology; Newporr News, VA 
Jonathan W. Olin, Geology; Manassas, VA 
Katherine L. Otto, Biology; New Hyde Park, NY 
Elizabeth K. Pearson, Mathematics; Suffolk, VA 
Jeanelle C. Penaflor, Chemistry; Virginia Beach, VA 
Danielle M. Pesce, Biology; Rockville Cenrre, NY 

Melissa M. Pererson, Biology; Manassas, VA 
Amy N. Phillips, Biology; Ruckersville, VA 
Jeffrey D. Pluta, Geology; Virginia Beach, VA 
Misry K. Rich, Mathematics; Grafton, VA 
Kerry L. Riley, Mathematics; Clifton, NJ 
Lindsay S. Rogers, Biology; Fairfield. CT 
Connie J. Rossini, Chemistry; Fairfax Station, VA 






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-I roy-zelizo 

Jessica L. Roy, Biology; Plymouth, MA 

—~ Kevin M. Scharpf, Biology; Huntington, NY 

S Andrew M. Shin, Biology; Richmond, VA 

p Carter H. Sigmon. Biology; Richmond, VA 

eO Ebony N. Silver, Biology; Columbia, MD 

Q Andrew M. Skolnik, Chemistry; Springfield, VA 

S Cynthia C. Smith, Chemistry; Mt. Carmel, TN 

91 Lori N. Snyder, Biologj'; Bowie, MD 

J2 Erin N. Stevens, Biology; Newport News, VA 

■S Quyen L. Tieu, Biology; Virginia Beach, VA 

S Lori L. Tolley, Biology; Natural Bridge. VA 

Kristen M. Toriello, Biology; Westfield, NJ 

Danielle M. Turley, Biology; Manassas, VA 
Christine VanVleck, Mathematics: Arlingron, Vl' 

Jessica R. Waldeck, Biology; Remington, VA 
D. Todd Waldrop, Geology; Midlothian, VA 
David B. West, Biology; Pawleys Island, SC 
Bruce M. Whalen, Math; Virginia Beach, VA 
Sarah L. Williams, Biology; Dale City, VA 
Julianne Zelizo, Mathematics; Fair Lawn, NJ 

' ■ 

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Amidst models of human organs, bones and 
muscles, students huddle around a detailed 
chart of the neck. Students learned basic 
anatomy in Biology 290 before they ventured 
on to cadavers in Biology 410." Photo by 
Laura Greco 

Examining a model of the human skull, 
seniors Duy Nguyen, Laura Morris, Kelly 
Holliday and Christine Stouden review 
its details. Every artery, vein, bone and 
cavity had to be carefully learned and 
memorized for identification purposes. 
■ Photo by Laura Greco 

Pointing to a diagram of the human body, 
senior Amanda North shoves classmates 
the muscular system. Students had the 
advantage of working on cadavers after 
learning the basics from the charts and 
models, an opportunity few universities 
offered. ■ Photo by Laura Greco 

204 I Classes ■ Anatomy Class 

I anatomyclass |- 

We aJl heard the rumors. You were setthng into a class in Burruss Hall, when 
someone behind you started telling their friend stories about cadavers being stored 
in the basement. 

For more than 30 years, JMU was one of few universities that allowed its under- 
graduate students to take their interest of anatomy one step further: to study actual 
human bodies. Few schools worked with cadavers because of a number of reasons. 
"They are very expensive, it is difficult to obtain approval to use them, they are hard 
to maintain, they are heavy to move around and they are expensive to cremate. It 
is far easier to use smaller mammals, so most schools don't go through the trouble," 
said Dr. Norman E. Garrison, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. 
"However, we want to provide the best possible experience for our students, so we 
are willing to go the extra mile. We have cadavers largely through the hard work and 
persistence of Bob Graves, a former member of the biolog)' faculty. " 

Twice each year, the college received between four and six cadavers, donated to 
medical science by residents of Virginia, and students were quick to take advantage 
of the opportunity. Each semester, 14 students enrolled in Biology 410, Advanced 
Hiunan Anatomy, while about 470 students took the introduaory course, Biology 290. 
Although the classes were within the biology department, only a few of the students 
who enrolled were biolog)' majors. The vast majorit)' of students who enrolled were 
kinesiology and health sciences majors who were required to take anatomy. 

The type of anatomy taught was just as unique as the actual program. "Usually 
in undergraduate schools they use systems-oriented anatomy, but we use regional- 
anatomy," said Dr. Steven L. Keffer, assistant professor of biolog)'. System-based 
anatomy studied each system of the body, such as the digestive, nervous and cardio- 
vascular in their entiret)'. Regional anatomy looked at regions of the body, the chest 
or abdomen, or head and neck, for example, and all of the systems in those regions. 

The university also focused on teaching anatomy from an evolutionary perspective. 
"We want to show why a system is the way it is, how it compares to those of other 
venebrates, and how our anatomy has evolved," said Keffer. "We feel the evolutionary 
perspective helps students to load up the massive amounts of information in anatomy 
by giving them narratives with which to organize that information." 

As you might imagine, working with cadavers caused some anxiety to the smdents 
involved. The anatomy professors took extensive measures to ensure that their 
stu-dents were comfortable with their studies. Professors discussed the issue with 
their smdents beforehand and encouraged them to carefully and slowly become 
acquainted with the idea, according to Keffer. Some students required a few weeks 
to become comfortable looking at and being around the cadavers. "We try to be 
gentle with people," commented Keffer. In addition, the cadavers, which were stored 
in the class-rooms and covered with a layer of gauze and a plastic sheet, were not fully 
imcovered during each class. The professors only revealed the particular area of the 
body being studied at that time. 

Overall, students were satisfied with their experiences in Biology 410 and Biology 
290. "Going by the book isn't necessarily as helpful," said Lacey Hansen, a senior 
communication sciences and disorders major. "When you have an actual body to work 
on, to touch and maneuver, it makes it easier diu'ing the test to make the information 
work in your mind." 

Undergraduates had an advantage over students from many other schools by 
having the opportunity to anatomically study actual human bodies. "Donation of 
human remains to something like this is very special," said Keffer. "We're grateful to 
the people who donated their bodies. We want to show the utmost respea to the remains 
and we're very careful to do that at all times. " The bodies were kept for a maximum 
of two years and then the remains were cremated and returned to the family. ■ 




Using a model of the human head to more 
clearly understand the drawing in her book, 
senior Mireille Priale points out a section of 
the head to classmates junior Susan Iran and 
senior Nathan Jenkins in Biology 4\ 0. Lab was 
held twice a week and provided students with 
hands-on experience. ■ Photo by Laura Greco 



Classes ■ Seniors '205 

[ Keezell Hall from a window in Carrier Library Photo by Steve Boling ] 

class o 













Junior Paul Minor, freshman 
Brandon Francis and 
juniors Lew Ross and Jay 
Patel compete in the 
latest Sega Dreamcast 
game. Video games were 
so addictive that some 
students' relationships 
died while other students 
dropped out of school. 
■ Photo by Steven Glass 


Playing Mario Kart, sopho- 
more Tim Cavenaugh and 
juniors Austin Horbaly and 
Brooke Hoxie enjoy their 
Nintendo 64 system. Video 
games spurred rivalries that 
often became obsessive. 
■ Photo by Steven Glass 

Video games: We were born with them, we have grown up with them and God RV 

willing, we will die holding a joystick in our hand. We learned crucial math skills ^ JL, ^ ^/-ty-i^ 

jumping blocks placing Q-bert, got coundess hours of exercise on Nintendo's Power 
Pad and learned about our own monality playing Frogger. As we grew older, the 
games became more complicated, more entertaining, and against our parents" wishes, 
much more expensive. Nintendo gave way to Super Nintendo, which eventually 
gave us the ultimate Nintendo 64. 

All the while our parents harped at us, "When will you ever grow out of these 
infernal video games and go play outside?! " Relax parents, we know you asked these 
quesdons out of spite toward a generation that did not have to entertain themselves 
with a hula-hoop or a game of hopscotch. 

Then there was college, where, also probably against our parents' wishes, the shon- 
cuts in MarioKart were more known to us than the Bill of Rights, and Lara Croft, 
the Tomb Raider, was ogled over as much as Jennifer Aniston. We did not grow out 
of video games. In faa, we grew alongside the industry. In any given smdent's 
residence hall you were certain to find the latest of what Nintendo 64, Sony 
Playstation or Sega Dreamcast had to offer. For smdents, it offered them 
an escape from the pressures of college life. "When I'm playing video 
games, I'm not thinking about anything else. I'm in a zone. Video games 
let me forget how much schoolwork sucks, said junior Jay Patel. For 
college students, video games were a time to let loose, hang out with 
friends and procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate. 

SacUy, video games also took their toll on many students. Stories surfaced about 
students who actually failed out of school and claimed the main reason it happened 
was video games. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome was a constant threat to the avid video 
game player. Many relationships also died thanks to these technological marvels. 
"My boyfriend plays Grand Turismo II all the time. I never even get to see him 
anymore," said junior Janna Bridgham, who wished she hadn't given the game to 
her boyfriend as a Christmas gift. 

But don't expect the video game to disappear from the coUege campus anytime 
soon. It was as much a staple on the campus as the food at D-Hall. Two years ago 
during the World Cup, a majority of British men polled said they would rather 
watch the World Cup than have one night with the woman of their dreams. If you 
posed a similar question to college males, they might prefer one more game of 
Goldeneye than one night with their dream squeeze. ■ 


268 Classes • Video Ga 

{ adams - calhoun 

E. Beery Adams 
David E. Adams 
Mina F. Adibpour 
Anne L. Agee 
Lesley J. Agress 
Ali T. Al-Ghanim 
Mary K. Alexander 
Michael A. Alfonso 

l^urie E. Allen 
Nichelle F. Allen 
Robert C. Allen II 
David B. Allison 
Alicea A. Amburn 
Hina Ansari 
Elisabeth J. Arasim 
Angela D. Armentrout 

Julianne Arnold 
Chris P. Atkins 
Erica F. Bache 
Georgina G. Bailey 
Roben H. Bancroft 
Tammy D. Barclay 
Jessica K. Barger 
Debra E. Barlow 

Brian J. Barnes 
Gregory R. Barrall 
Jeffrey S. Bartholomew 
Michael R. Bass 
Pedro J. Batista 
Charissa L. Bautista 
Tracy A. Bayless 
Ashleigh B. Beam 

Regan E. Beasley 
Anne W. Beavers 
Kerri L. Bianchet 
Megan J. Biczak 
Jane S. Bills 
Jennifer L. Bird 
Nicole A. Biron 
Sarah J. Bittenbender 

Stacey L. Black 
Carla B. Blankenship 
Stephanie A. Boehmler 
Jennifer Bolster 
Andy R, Bonham 
Sheri L. Booth 
Karen E. Boxley 
Keri L. Boyd 

Colleen E. Boyle 
Hope V. Bradley 
Lauren E. Brady 
Melissa B. Bramhall 
Carolyn A. Bream 
Hope K. Breckenridge 
Stephanie N. Brightwell 
C. Ward Broadrup 

Brian C. Brown 
Christoper L. Brown 
Myia J, Brown 
Natalie C. Brown 
Tyson K. Brown 
Scott G. Brubaker 
Martha T. Buchta 
Joel A. Bullock 

Heather A. Burakow 
Lewis R. Burkholder 
Kelly C. Burrows 
Stacey L. Bush 
Jennifer G. Butler 
Jennifer L. Butt 
Maria G. Cacatian 
Amanda M. Calhoun 



Classes ■ Juniors I 2t>() 





Callaway - dizon I- 

Laura K. Callaway 

Rebecca R. Campbell 

Samuel J. Campbell 

Shane A. Campbell 

Candice P. Candelori 

Rusty H. Carlock Jr. 

Jason A. Carlton 

Dorris D. Carneal 

Jay R. Carpenter 

Bridget T. Carper 

Kristen L. Carr 

Andrea E. Carroll 

Lauren B. Carroll 

Amy L. Carter 

Amber M. Cason 

Amanda L. Catron 

Michael J. Centrone 

Wen-Tswan Chen 

David L. Cherry 

Jack Choate III 

Courtney D. Christie 

Allyson M. Clancey 

Heather E. Clark 

Heather M. Cline 

Kelly F. Clingcmpeel 

Ian K. Collins 

Nancy T. Condon 

Jamille R. Conger 

Catherine A. Conlon 

Matthew A. Conrad 

Christine J. Contrada 

Justin M. Conway 

Christina E. Cook 

Brian K. Cooke 

Carrie M. Cooke 

Jaciyn T. Correll 

Rachel M. Costanzo 

Aimee A. Costello 

Shannon M. Courson 

Elizabeth J. Cox 

Kristen M. Cox 

Shannon L. Cross 

Megan R. Crotty 

Renzo R. Cuadros 

Liz S. Culberison 

Carol M. Culley 

Christy L. Cunigllo 

Janet M. Cutchins 

Jennifer A. d'Auguste 

Geoffrey L. DahJem 

Carrie S. Dalton 

Christian M. Davidson 

Kirstin N. Dawson 

Susan M. Day 

Sarah J. Dean 

Sarah A. Deavers 

Nancy H. Decker 

Ross N. Deddens 

Corinne C. Delaney 

Grant A. DeLorenzo 

Julie E. DeMeester 

Maria C. Demetriou 

Kelly E. Denholm 

Allison E. DePaolo 

Kathryn F. Deringer 

Carrie W. Desmond 

Rachel C. DeSpain 

Melanie E. Dickerson 

Virginia L. Dicus 

Suni N. Dillon 

Lindsey K. Dixon 

Carla A. Dizon 

270 I Classes ■ Apartments 


apartments ] 



An Olde Mill Village apart- 
ment proudly displays its 
full-size, working bar. Built 
by its residents over winter 
break 1998, the bar had 
Killian's Red and Bud Light 
on tap and attracted a 
large weekend crowd. 
■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

Relaxing after work, non- 
student Nathan Bell gets a 
beer on tap from the bar 
in his Olde Mill Village apart- 
ment. Bell's roommates, 
juniors Paul Hajdaszand 
Pat Quentmeyer built the 
bar in 1998. ■ Photo by 
Laura Creecy 

At first glance, junior Patrick Quentmeyer seemed quiet and shy. Not imtil he 
started telling stories of his antics did he seem the tyjje to build a large wooden bar in 
the living room of his Olde Mill Village apartment. 

"I said to PaiJ, 'We need a bar, " said Quentmeyer about the reasoning behind 
the centerpiece. "So, we just built it over Christmas and now we keep adding things." 
The bar top was made with an interesting assortment of "junk" found in the 
backs of drawers, according to Quentmeyer. Along with roommate junior Paul 
Hajdasz, Quentmeyer colleaed objects ranging from old Matchbox cars to old campus 
phone directories to beer caps. They placed the junk into a 3-inch inset on the bar 
top and covered the materials with a mixture of chemicals that solidified into a plastic- 
like substance. Once completed, the bar top was not only an artistic collection of 
knickknacks, but also the topic of many conversations. 

Along with the bar top, the rest of the bar, which had Killian's Red and Bud 
Light on-tap, was decorated with old stop signs, license plates, bumper stickers, a neon 
"Red Dog" sign and various other ornaments. 

Yet Quentmeyer and his roommates were 
not the only ones who took advantage of the bar. 
"All these people come over," said Quentmeyer 
sounding slighdy annoyed. "[During one party], 
we had people waiting in the parking lot ... there 
was a 45-minute wait to get in. People were crowd 
surfing in the hallway. Fighting Gravity tried to 
get in but the bouncer wouldn't let them. " 

It was easy to imagine the amoimt of money 
Quentmeyer and his roommates spent hosting 
the party. "That night we went through six kegs 
and 800 cups," he said. "We had four kegs 
downstairs but we couldn't bring them up 
because {continued on p. 272) » 



Classes ■ Juniors 


apartments ] 




African tribal masks decorate 
the walls of senior Charlie 
Salahuddin's apartment. He 
chose to decorate his apart- 
ment in an exotic style not 
typical of most college stu- 
dents' apartments. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 




Seniors Wes LIndquist, Ryan Murray and 
Mo Bankar and junior Jeremy Jackson wall- 
paper their apartment loft walls with ads 
for Absolut Vodka. In addition to the ads, 
collected by Jackson, the apartment was 
decorated with more than 100 empty 
alcohol bottles, a dart board and a large 
beer pong table. ■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

» (continued fivm p. 271) there were so many people on the stairs." 

Continuing the party theme was senior Wes Lindquist and his three roommates, 
junior Jeremy Jackson and seniors Ryan Murray and Mo Bankar, who shared a Fox 
Hill townhouse. They not only had a Kegerator (which Lindquist described as an 
"end-less flow of beer,") in a doorless closet downstairs, but their upstairs loft was 
plastered with over 100 ads for Absolut Vodka, a dart board and a large beer-pong 
table. Down-stairs they had more than 100 empty alcohol bottles positioned on 
shelves running around the living room. 

"I think we all just kind of decided we were going to keep bottles at the end 
of our sophomore year," said Lindquist. "So we started collecting them." 

The roommates also managed to make creative use of damaged property, most 
notably a broken closet door, known as "the quote door." "My roommate put a 
hole in it," said Lindquist, "Nobody cared about ruining it, so we started putting 
quotes on it." The door was covered with both random quotes and autographs from 
visitors to the house. 

Back in Olde Mill, senior Charlie Salahuddin preferred a more cultural and 
artistic form of decoration for the apartment he shared with three roommates. 
Salahuddin decorated the walls of the living room with Chinese art, tapestries from 
India and 10 different African tribal masks from Nigeria, Tanzania and Madagascar. 

"It's just something I liked," he said about the decision to buy the tribal masks 
and to display them on his walls. "They're exotic and beautiful." Salahuddin also 
knew some history about his prized possessions. "They're hand-crafted and hand- 
painted from a single piece of wood. And they're used in tribal rituals." 

While students chose to decorate in different manners ranging from building 
a bar to embellishing rooms with foreign art, all of these forms of self-expression 
had a common purpose. Decorating their surroundings made the students' time 
at school seem more pleasant, and gave them some practice for decorating their own 
homes after graduation. ■ 

272 Classes ■ Apartments 

dodd - greene I 

Jessica G. Dodd 
Meghan Doherry 
Sean R. Doherry 
essica A. Donatoni 
David A. Doniger 
Hrin N. Donnelly 
Robert D. Dooling 
Mirella H. Doumit 

Meianie J. Doyle 
Kevin M. Duffan 
Lindsay K. Duke 
Leslie B. Duncan 
Matthew T. Durfee 
Angela M. DurnwaJd 
James T. Dutrow 
Noah S. Early 

Kate M. Earnest 
Dorothy L. Edwards 
Sarah E. Edwards 
Leah C. Elk 
Michael J. Eiza 
Amanda R. Emerson 
Meghan M. Engelbert 
Neena G. Engman 

Ryan T. Eppehimer 
Kelly E. Estes 
Heather M. Evans 
Molly M- Evenson 
Spring D. Ewald 
Sylvia N. Farias 
Katie B. Farmer 
Elizabeth M. Fasso 

Kathryn L. Feliciani 
Roy L. Fitch Jr. 
Paula S. Fitzgerald 
Tiffany A. Fitzgerald 
Betsy A. Flint 
Kyle A. Flohre 
Stephen P. Flora 
Kimberly A. Fogg 

ames R. Forbes 
Monica M. Frank 
Amanda J. Frazier 
Megan R. Fricke 
Megan R. Fries 
Christine M. Fuss 
Jennifer W. Fuss 
J. Anthony Gammage Jr. 

Cara D. Garber 
Lori A. Garber 
Latasha V. Garrett 
LateishaJ. Garrett 
Grace E. Gibson 
Wendy M. GiiJ 
Bethany J. Gilian 
Kelly M. Gillespie 

TroyA. GladhUl 
Steven P. Glass 
Lori A. Glover 
Alison M. Godfrey 
Bradley J. Goering 
Bryan S. Goltry 
Meghan A. Grabow 
Elizabeth J. Grace 

Paul M. Graf 
Andrea D. Grammer 
Sarah C. Grannemann 
Laura M. Greco 
Abby L. Green 
Catherine L. Green 
Noah G. Greenblan 
Gary T. Greene Jr. 



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John R. Gubser 

Stefany E. Guerin 

Laura-Lee Gulledge 

Jane E. Guschke 

E. Monica Guzman 

Pavel V. Gvozdov 

David A. Gwin 

Shane H. Haag 

Tara E. Hafer 

Andrew J. Hall 

Nild Hammond 

Brandon J. Hamrick 

Amber D. Hanson 

Sarah M. Hanson 

Erik J. Harcierode 

Meghan C. Hargraves 

Kristin M. Harmon 

Elaina K. Harold 

Amanda L. Harrah 

ToddM. Harrell 

Jaclyn A. Harris 

Stacey K. Harrison 

Christy L. Hartford 

Stacey A. Hartsook 

Jennifer A. Hawkins 

Stuart J. Hawkins 

Mark E. Hayward II 

Martha E. Heberlein 

Mark A. Heim 

Rebecca L. Heitfield 

Jonathan D. Higgins 

Laura A. Higgins 

Joseph E. Hill 

Lindsay D. Hockensmith 

Erin K. Holmes 

Christina V. Hopkins 

Carissa S. Hornbeck 

Lisa N. Horton 

Hallie A. Hoskins 

Jennifer L. Hostetler 

Stephanie L. Houtz 

Rebecca C. Howard 

Kevin S. Howdyshell 

Andrea L. Howell 

Brooke E. Hoxie 

Susan L. Hume 

David M. Humphreys 

Kathleen E. Hunt 

Laura M. Hunt 

Tyisha G. Hunter 

Karen E. Hutchcrson 

Kevin S. Hutton 

Sarah Ann M. Ill 

Andrea J. Illmensee 

Rachel A. Immekus 

Anne E. Jacenich 

Michael V. Jeffry 

Angela J. Jenkins 

Renee A. Jennings 

Anna L. Johnson 

Michael W. Johnson Jr. 

Michele L. Johnston 

Chrystal L. Jones 

Matthew T. Jones 

Emma J. Joscelyne 

Joshua T. Kadel 

Michael J. Kadish 

Saiba Kama! 

JillA. Kappie 

Sally- Ann Kass 

Hoda Kazemifar 

Rebecca A. Keller 

274 Classes « Aparrmenrs 




Spending time together 
as a family is important to 
seniors Jon and Shana 
Shrader. Both Jon and 
Shana balanced work and 
school so they could be 
home with their son, Gavin, 
as much as possible. ■ 
Photo by Laura Creecy 

"You Start to realize 
what stress is all about.. 
>y senior Jon Shrader 

For most students, classes were their first priority, even if they didn't want them 
to be. But for art history major Shana Shrader and her husband Jon, a computer 
information systems major, family came first. Their two year old son, Gavin, kept 
them on the run between classes, work, meetings and trips to the grocery store. The 
two met through mutual friends at the university and decided to get married about 
a year before their intended graduation. Jon, a transfer student from Blue Ridge 
Community College, managed a full class schedule and work schedule while Shana 
stayed with their son during the day. Only able to take one or two classes each semester, 
Shana worked out her schedule so that Jon could be home when she was not. Although it 
was taking the Shraders longer to graduate, they believed it was more imponant to stay 
home with their son while he was young. Helping them with their responsibilities 
was Jon's mother, who occasionally baby-sat Gavin. Although Shana was originally 
from southern Virginia, and Jon fi'om Harrisonburg, the couple setded in Harrisonburg. 

"You start to realize what stress is all about," said 
Jon, who, along with Shana, hoped to graduate in 
December 2000. Shana agreed and added that she had 
to be a lot more cautious and was forced to always plan 
ahead. Most students didn't aa differendy toward the 
Shraders when they found out about Gavin, though 
Shana recalled walking through the bookstore with him 
and noticed that some students would second glance. 
"You don't see many people with kids on campus, " Shana said, and added 
that the glances did not bother her. The balance between family and school was a 
great compromise on the Shrader's lives, but both Jon and Shana had no regrets. ■ 

Classes ■ Juniors I 27^ 


dukettes I- 




With energy and excite- 
ment, members of tlie 
Dukettes perform on the 
sidelines for the crowd. 
The dance team began 
preparing for April's 
national championship in 
January and brought in a 
professional choreographer 
to help with the routine. 
■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

During one of their daily practices, fresh- 
man Cara Goodwin leads the Dukettes in 
a new dance sequence. The dance team 
practiced everyday for two hours in pre- 
paration for their halftime performances 
at all football and basketball games. ■ 
Photo by Melissa Bates 

At 6 p.m. on game day, the basketball coun in the Convocation Center filled with 
the sounds of music blaring and feet stomping. The sounds were not the result of 
enthusiastic fans but of the 25 dedicated women called the Dukettes. An hour-and-a- 
half before game time was the only opponunity the dance team had to practice their 
routine on the court before the basketball teams arrived. The women ran through their 
routines several times before retiring to the sidelines to cheer for the team until 
their halftime performance. 

Each routine that was performed at halftime was practiced and perfected at the 
team's daily practices. The two-hour practices began with a 20-minute group stretch, 
followed by technique work on the difficult parts of each routine. The rest of practice 
was spent polishing the routine to be performed that weekend. 

The members of the team had a variety of dance experience, most having been 
on high school dance teams or taken studio dance. Experience was not required, 
however, just a desire to dance. "At tryouts the girls learn a combination vAth certain 
jumps, leaps and turns. We don't look for perfection, but a potential to improve," 
said captain Jen Poore, a senior. 

Besides practicing and performing at football and basketball games, the team 
prepared for the national competition in Daytona Beach, Fla., held the second week 
of April. Unlike previous years, the 
Dukettes began preparing for the 
competition in January and brought 
in a choreographer to help with the 
routine. Perfecting the routine at this 
early stage allowed the team to stay 
focused and prevented the need to 
extend already strenuous practices in 
order to perfect the performance. 

"We wanted to prepare 
ourselves and know the routine 
solidly so that we can focus on 
other things for the competition, " 
said Poore. ■ 




Front Row: Staci Angel, Amy Talley, Jillian Crawford, Jennifer Poore, 
Laurie Lycksell, Jennifer Pyles. Second Row: Peejay Cavero, Karen 
Keatts, Leigh Hammack, Jesi Henderson, Donna Wojciechowski, 
Amy Harper, Cara Goodwin, Stacy Smith. Back Row: Coach Lisa 
Cantu, Amy Varner, Natalile Scherer, Aubrey Rupinta, Nicole Morelli, 
Meghan Bowman, Kim Hynes, Martha Kelley Sams, Bellamy Eure, 
Brooke Cox, ■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

276 Classes ■ Dukettes 

kelley - mcnamara |- 

Richard R. Kelley 
Sara M. Kennedy 
Kathryn G. Kerley 
Randall A. Kern 
Marisa L. Kenis 
Leila V. Kessler 
Debbie A. Kinch 
Amy E. King 

Katie A. King 
Stephen C. Kinstler 
Cathryn L. Kirby 
Kevin M. Klare 
Alison C. Kline 
Robert E. Knapik 
Sharon E. Koh 
Konstantin Konishtchev 

Jane A. Koontz 
Laura E. Kownacki 
Tom D. Kraft 
Anne M. Krop 
Krisren R. Krug 
Yulii O. Kurnosov 
Tara L. Lamberson 
Patricia A. Lambert 

Suzanne H. Lane 
Arnold L. Larson 
Erin M. Leddy 
Euna Lee 
K. Jae Lee 
Seung H. Lee 
K. William Lee 
Allison E. Leech 

Christine]. Lindermuth 
Lauta T. Lindsey 
Kristy M. Lineburg 
Shannon M. Listol 
Alison M. Littlepage 
Crystal J. Lloyd 
April L. Lockwood 
Stephen A. Long 

Amanda J. Love 
Amy L Lu 
Daniel J. Maggi 
Joseph D. Mahaney 
Kristen D. Malinchock 
Rachel H. Malinowski 
Matthew E. Maltman 
Kelly D. Manion 

Aaron S. Mann 
Jennifer M. Mann 
John J. Mannion Jr. 
Sean M. Mannion 
Benjamin P. Markowitz 
Kenneth B. Martin 
Luke M. Martonik 
Katherine D. Mason 

Kelly J. Manhews 
Jessica R. Mattis 
S. Kate McAllister 
Christine A. McArdle 
Molly B. McCaa 
Jennifer L. McCathran 
Elizabeth R. McCauley 
Jacque C. McCormack 

Jeremy B. McCormick 
Evelyn P. McDonald 
Megan E. McEneely 
Tanya M. McGann 
Keith T. Mclnerney 
Alissa M. McLaughlin 
Brett E. McNamara 
Jennifer K. McNamara 



Classes ■ Juniors I 2^7 



mcsween- pearson 

Allison T. McSween 

R. Lee McVey 

Cyprian G. Mendelius 

Alexis J. Michalos 

J. Counney Michel 

Eric A. Miller 

Jennifer L. Miller 

Rebecca L. Miller 

Caroline E. Milligan 

Diane M. Mislevy 

Swati Mittal 

Noel R. Molinelli 

Melissa L. Mollet 

Mary L. Monger 

Michael A. Monroe 

Julie W. Moon 

Jennifer 1. Moore 

Mary J. Moraga 

Mia Moreno-Hines 

Katie L. Morgan 

Danielle E. Morin 

Randal P. Morris 

Todd H. Morris 

Kimberly A. Morrison 

Danielle V. Morse 

Stephen M. Moss 

David S. Murphy 

Tim A. Myers 

Justin A. Neitzey 

Lori M. Nelson 

Stephanie]. Nelson 

Lindsay B. Nessel 

Long Nguyen 

Tuong-Vi T. Nguyen 

Jessica M. Nicholas 

Brooke R. Nielson 

Erin H. Noel 

Colin E. Nyahay 

Hyon S. O 

Kathleen C. O'Leary 

Sarah B. Oakes 

Robert A. Oflflirt 

Carrie L. Oglesby 

Andrew S. Oh 

Darcey M. Ohiin 

Thomas F. Oleksiakjr. 

Crj'stal A. Oliver 

Jennifer I. Ordonio 

Jesse Ortiz 

Magdelena Ortiz 

Shawn Ortiz 

Aaron J. Osmundson 

Douglas F. Owens 

Rebecca L. Paczkowski 

C. Mauricio Padilla 

Ed S. Page 

Lauren R. Paladino 

Frank J. Palanda 

Brandon B. Palmer 

Anna S. Pant 

Lucretia R. Pantophlet 

Melissa L. Panus 

Chris L. Paris 

Anne S. Park 

Catherine H. Parker 

Jennifer E. Pascarella 

Tyler T. Patterson 

Forest T. Pavel 

Elizabeth A. Pavlic 

Allison E. Payne 

Kimberly R. Payne 

Sarah E. Pearson 

2701 Classes ■ Profile: Rev. John Grace 

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you go, there 

are needs and 

people to 

serve, so you 

just bring 

your best 

and it tends 

to work out 

very well." 

» Rev. John 


In the comfortable den of the Catholic Campus Ministry 
house, Rev. John Grace could ordinarily be found sharing 
a laugh with students, shooting the breeze and recalling 
stories of his early days in campus ministry. Those who 
came to know him soon discovered there was more to learn 
about this Catholic priest aside from the spiritual messages 
in his weekly homilies. 

Surprising to some, the call to serve God was preceded 
by several odd jobs including a stint as a truck driver in the 
tropical locales of the Hawaiian Islands. An interesting back- 
ground and a special ability to connect to students made 
him a visible and recognizable presence at the university. 

Personable, understanding and involved, Grace was a 
man whom students came to know as a friend and mentor through campus organi- 
zations as well as CCM activities. "Father John is very easy to talk to. Its a little inti- 
midating at first because of his title, but he's very friendly and he relates his homilies 
in a way that you think he's speaking right to you. He's not just a Sunday priest, he's 
real involved," said freshman Lori Bianchet. 

An Irish descendant, Grace was born in New York not far from Yankee Stadium. 
With a father in the U.S. Marine Corps, he spent most of his early life moving around, 
constantly encountering new people and environments. It was during his college 
years at St. Meinrad's, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in history, that he was 
first attracted to the church and its services to the community. 

"When I was in college, I was very involved with community development and 
service activities at-large and off-campus. I went to a Catholic college so the idea of 
spirituality was very much fostered and as a result, I grew up. I think I was blessed 
with the experience of a lot of hands-on activity service to the commimity, coupled 
with a spirituality and a sense of purpose in concert with God," said Grace. 

"That sense of purpose in life to bring good was very strong with me. Were 
very idealistic in college. You can go change the world and I saw church as being a 
community that was very involved with social change," said Grace. 

Grace was ordained in 1979 after receiving his master's degree in theology. He 
served in parishes in Norfolk and Lynchburg, Va., before receiving the call from the 
Diocese of Richmond in 1989 to lead the Catholic Campus Ministry at the university. 
Twenty-two semesters later, Grace was the minister of CCM and also an adviser tor 
the social fraternity Theta Chi. He presented spiritual programs to residence halls 
on campus and served as the chaplain for the football team for a short time. 

"I'm here to serve the church on campus, whoever might be able to use me or 
be part of what CCM has to offer as well. If I can build up where students are, it's 
to build toward good. I really enjoy working with students because it's exciting, 
they have so much going for them. Education is discovering that," said Grace. 

Helping students wresde with the big quesuons of life and discover their talents 
allowed Grace to see students' movement away from high school into yoimg adulthood. 
The possibilities for discovery and growth gave him a sense of accomplishment. 

"I'm not sure what the future holds, but whatever happens will work out fine. 
Wherever you go, there are needs and people to serve, so you just bring your best 
and it tends to work out very well, " said Grace. ■ 


Campus minister of the 
Catholic Campus Ministry, 
Rev. John Grace relaxes In 
the Mary Garden, located 
behind the CCM House. 
Grace celebrated his 20th 
anniversary In the priest- 
hood In April 1999. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 



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coming to 


For most students, Harrisonburg was only a two- to three-hour 
drive, but for three Norwegian students, Harrisonbiug was on the other 
side of the world. Their reasons for fljing thousands of miles were two- 
fold: education and soccer. As members of the men's soccer team, fresh- 
man Lars Haslestad, sophomore Endre Sohus and junior Ade Rognerud 
made commitments to their academics and the athletic department 
leaving Norway behind and bringing their soccer skills to the States. 
One might wonder how coach Tom Martin, in his 22nd season, 
foimd and recruited international players, or more importandy how 
they discovered JMU, a middle-sized school in the Eastern United States. 
Martin credited the Intemet for much of the successful recruiting, allowing 
communication to span the ocean. 

Martin relied on his connections which played an important role in 
recruiting, as in the case of jimior Niki Budalich from Kitchener, Ontario. 
Budalich played soccer with a friend of coach Martin's who recommended him as a 
great student-athlete. "We definitely look for guys who are strong academically and 
are good athletes that can contribute to the team," said Martin. Budalich fulfilled 
the coach's expectations as well as having his own expectations of the program met. 
Budalich believed that soccer in the United States was more competitive and the 
athletes were more talented. 

Rognerud, from Lillestrom, Norway, transferred from South Alabama University 
where he led the team in scoring. Sophomore John Ambridge from Egham, Surrey, 
England, Rognerud's teammate at South Alabama, recommended him to coach Martin. 
Rognerud was content with his decision and acknowledged the high level of competi- 
tion and talented players in the United States. He noticed a slight difference in defensive 
styles between Norwegian and American players in that the United States plays with 

a sweeper, a more old fashioned defense. "JMU 
is just as good as any team in Norway," said 
Rognerud, but he believed that the coaching in 
Norway was better at an early age where the 
coaches were experienced and not just one of 
the players' fathers. 

Haslestad was also from Lillestrom and 
compared soccer in the United States as being 
relatively the same except he preferred the pre- 
cision in American soccer with more positioning 
that allowed players to have more control of 
the ball. "Soccer is more organized in Norway; players here are better individually, 
though," Haslestad said. To him, soccer and education were equal faaors in his deci- 
sion to come to JMU. Haslestad explained that in Norway, there is no Unk between 
sports and school; athletes play sports for clubs, not for the school. He also enjoyed 
the experiences of traveling within the United States and the education he received. 

Other international players on the men's soccer team included senior Ivar 
Sigurjonsson, sophomore Seppo Jokisalo of Finland, and freshman Ben Munro of 
England. According to Martin, the right international smdent could bring something 
special to a college program, and with the team being led by these players, it is not 
surprising to find them among the top six winningest NCAA Division I programs 
of the 1990s. ■ 

Freshman Lars Haslestad 
and junior Atle Rognerud 
proudly display their 
home country's flag. Both 
students came to JMU 
from Lillestrom, Norway, 
to play soccer and found 
that both the coaching 
methods and practices 
were different in America. 
■ Photo by Laura Greco 

Junior midfielder/fonward 
Niki Budalich heads the 
ball in the offensive zone 
against Vanderbilt. One of 
many international athletes 
at the university, Budalich 
was from Ontario, Canada. 
He finished the season 
with six goals and four 
assists. ■ Photo c/o Sports 
Media Relations 


2oO Classes ■ International Athletes 

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Nicholas L. Pelzer 
Derek R. Pennington 
Stephanie J. Penrod 
Christian M. Perkins 
Joseph J. Pernia 
Annie L. Peterson 
William E. Phillips III 
Jennifer K. Phung 

Robert P. Piccione Jr. 
Margaret A. Pickett 
Emily M. Piggott 
Incia D- Pleytez 
C.J. Pointkowski Jr. 
Nina V. Politz 
Bradley C. Pool 
Kimberlee A. Pope 

Emily C. Porretra 
Ben H. Porter 
Casey A. Powell 
Michael C. Powets 
Kerri E. Pritchard 
Matt G. Pruitt 
Kristin A. Pugh 
Shwetha Rai 

Alicia A. Raiche 
Carrie D. Randa 
Kimberly S. Ratcliffe 
Heathet A. Raynes 
Cartie M. Read 
Timothy J. Reardon IV 
Kristy A. Reckelhoff 
Carlos M. Regalario 

Michele L. Reiter 
Jordan L. Renney 
Melissa A. Reynolds 
Allison E. Rhue 
Dwight S. Riddick 
Liz L. Ridgway 
Erin C. Rieben 
Susan M. Rilee 

Laura M. Ritenour 
Daniel P. Robinson 
Jennifer L. Rogers 
Aaron Rogozinski 
Shannon L. Rorrer 
Jamie S, Ross 
Lewis P. Ross 
Mark F. Rouse 

Jessica D. Ruggieri 
Meg C. Runion 
Aubrey S. Rupinta 
Susan R. Ryan 
Meagan E. Salb 
Gregory W. Salvatore 
Coleen F. Santa Ana 
Timothy M. Saunders 

Shannon L. Sayers 
Christine A. Schallet 
Maria C. Scherer 
Christopher D. Schneck 
Jennifer E. Schoen 
Sarah E. Schuweiler 
Jacqueline M. Schwartz 
Michelle L. Self 

Amy D. Sellers 
Megan C. Senter 
John T. Sentz 
Lynzee A. Sharp 
Nancy L. Sherman 
John G. Shrift II 
Kristin A. Sikotski 
Jason A. Sims 



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Amy E. Smelley 

Jill M. Smetanick 

Brian M. Smith 

Ebony R. Smith 

Jason L. Smith 

Jennifer M. Smith 

Kelly C. Smith 

Kirsten E. Smith 

Melissa A. Smith 

Kyle E. Snow 

Matthew H. Sonak 

Jeffs. Soplop 

Bridgette A. Spencer 

Sabrina J. Spirt 

Cheryl E. Spradlin 

Ryan J. Stamm 

Alex J. Standahl 

Natalie A. Staples 

Laura S. Steimke 

Lesley J. Stein 

Laura A. Steinheber 

Matthew T. Stephan 

Jason P. Stick 

Faith R. Stiteler 

Krissy R. Stobierski 

James L. Stockdreher 

Amy K Stone 

Nicole H. Stone 

Reagan M. Street 

Mark A. Strickler 

Bevin D. Strider 

Sarah T. Simimers 

Jessica M. Surace 

Kimberly M. Sweet 

Charles M. Swinford Jr. 

Kathleen M. Szymona 

Janelle A. Tait 

Brittany K. Templet 

Ronald L. Thisdethwaite 

Beth A. Thomas 

Christopher J. Thomas 

Kristen M. Thompson 

Jason W. Thomsen 

Karen A. Thomsen 

Stacey M. Thruston 

Amy E. Tomanio 

Michelle L. Tootchen 

Allison L. Toth 

Kevin J. Toughet 

Erin C. Trager 

Oanh K Tran 

Kristen L. Travers 

Andrew M. Trice 

Jaclyn D. Tripken 

Martha A. Tf otta 


Kristine A. Tunney 

Nicole M. Urso 

Sarah M. Van Winkle 

Terin Vivian 

Michael F. Vizcaino 

Susan M. Walker 

Brian M. Wallenhorst 

VonzeUe D. Waller 

Heather M. Walling 

Elynn E. Walter 

Cathy A. Walters 

Kristen T. Walters 

Megan N. Walton 

Cammeron B. Ward 

Kara S. Wanen 

Erica L. Wasylishyn 

2 o 2 Classes ■ Profile: Dr. Mark Warner 

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Dr. Warner 

as a professor 

was a 

of my college 


» senior 



"Living and loving it." If anyone was around Dr. Mark Warner, vice president for 
student affairs, this idea emanated from him. Warner spread a positive message to all he 
came in contact with in the JMU community. When a students entered his classroom, 
they saw on the board "You make a difference." At home, he tried to help his two 
daughters reach their full potential, striving for his number one goal, to be a good father. 

Not only was Warner a professor of health sciences and an administrator, he 
was also an alumnus. He received his undergraduate degree in 1979, his M.A. in 
1981 and his Ed.S. in 1985. His father asked him several times, "When are you 
going to graduate from JMU?" 

Warner always answered with a laugh and said, "Never!" Warner said that as an 
undergraduate, JMU gave him opportunities and skills that exceeded all his expec- 
tations. Since then, he never had a reason to leave. 

Warner lived near campus with his wife and two teenage daughters. He attributed 
the recent purchase of his seventh mailbox to his proximity to campus. However, 
he did not have to buy any more mailboxes, because Warner bought a new log cabin, 
where he said he will spend time carving wood and working on more novels. Warner 
published his first book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Enhancing Self- Esteem." 
He planned to base his next book on his profession, teaching. He talked to professors, 
asking them specifically what they would choose as a topic for their last lecture. He 
centered his novel on what he believed to be an important theme in life, "living 
and loving it." 

Among Warner's many goals was increasing diversity and the number of received 
applications. He bet the admissions office that the university would receive 14,000 
freshman applications and if he lost, he would have to serve cofi^ee and doughnuts 
to the admissions staff wearing a hula skin. Warner saw himself being in higher edu- 
cation from now imtil forever, moving from administration back to being a fiill-time 
faculty member. 

"Having Dr. Warner as a professor was a highlight of my college experience," 
said senior psychology major Patricia Kennelly. "He has made a difference in my 
life and I hope there are many who are lucky enough to learn from him. " ■ 

As a professor, administra- 
tor and father, Dr. Marl< 
Warnertriestosend the 
same positive message to 
his colleagues, students 
and children. He not only 
posted encouraging notes 
on the blackboard of his 
classroom, he also pub- 
lished his thoughts in "The 
Complete Idiof s Guide to 
Self-Esteem." ■ Photo c/o 
JMU Photography Services 


Classes ■ Juniors I 2o3 

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Four-year starter Coleen Kreiger, a senior, 

was named to the U.S. Field Hocl<ey team in 
January. The 22-member team will competed 
in an Olympic-qualifying tournament in 
England at the end of March. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

Throughout her college career, Coleen Kreiger was 
subconsciously preparing for the culmination of four years: 
the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. 
During her reign, Kreiger acquired numerous awards and 
recognition as an outstanding midfielder. She was named 
to the All-South second team 1997, AU-CAA second team 
1997 and 1998 and the CFHCA National Academic Squad 
1997 and 1998. Kreiger was selected to attend the 1998 
NCAA Leadership Conference and was an alternate on 
the Under-21 National Team. 

In her senior year alone, Kreiger was selected to the 
National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-South first 
team and earned All-CAA first team honors. The four-year 
starter in midfield and nvo-time All-South selection lor the 
Dukes scored a hat trick in the game against Appalachian 
State leading the team to a shutout victor^' at home. 

Kreiger, a kinesiology major with a concentration in 
physical education, followed in her sister's footsteps by 
coming to the universit)' to plav field hockey. Kelly Kreiger 
was a 1996 All-America selection. 

After being selected to represent JMU and the United 
States as a member of the women's field hockey team, 
Kreiger had to take her game to the next level. The fight 
for a position on the team continued as Kreiger competed 
against the nation's top field hockey players. Her attributes, 
skills and imquestionable desire to be among the best field 
hockey players in the nation earned her a spot on the 22- 
member team before it was later cut to 18. The team com- 
peted in an Olympic qualifying tournament from March 
24-April 2 in England in which they needed a top-five 
finish in the 10-team tournament to qualify for the 2000 
Sydney Olympics. ■ 

284 Classes ■ Profile: Coleen Kreiger 

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Valerie A. Watkins 
Heather L. Wauls 
Amanda C. Wegrzyn 
Bethany K. Weir 
Kara M. Wesolowski 
Jessica A. Westcott 
Abigale V. White 
Terra D. White 

Laurie L. Whitlock 
Kirsten N. Wiley 
Beth R. Wilkin 
Megan L. Wilkinson 
Amy L. Williams 
April B. Williams 
Stacey C. Williams 
Alexander M. Wilmer 

Mark C. Wilson 
Amy E. Wilt 
John M. Wingfield 
Stacie L. Witt 
Lisa Wolf 
Carrie E. Wolter 
Sara K. Woodburn 
Leigh G. Worden 

Jody L. Worthington 
Jessica R. Yamoah 
Hannah L. Young 
Katie M. Young 
Natalie A. Zameroski 
Dale A. Zarlenga 
Greg D. Zeberlein 
Paul V. Zelenski 

Christine E. Zimmerman 
Marie A. Zulueta 



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The cupola from the Sculpture Garden outside of Duke Hall Photo by Steve Boling ] 



"When the 

doctors told 

me that I may 

never play 


again, I was 

upset and 

mad but 


realized that 

sports were 

not the only 

thing in life." 

» sophomore 

Charlie Hatter 

As a senior at Stuarts Draft High School, 
Charlie Hatter was a standout athlete in football, 
basketball and baseball. He had just signed a 
letter of intent to play basketball for JMU when 
tragedy struck. Just before his senior basketball 
season was about to begin, Hatter suffered an 
injury to his shooting forearm, which was sup- 
posed to be a career-ending injury. 

During practice, when Hatter was chasing a 
ball out-of-bounds, he put his shooting hand 
throi^ a door window with chicken wire. Hatter 
lacerated his ulnar nerve, which controls the 
pinky, ring and middle fingers. He also tore three 
tendons in his hand and wrist. After the accident, 
Hatter had surgery in which he had several hun- 
dred stitches and a brace molded to his forearm 
that he had to wear for four months. After surgery, 
the doaors told Hatter that he would have to red- 
shirt his fteshman season and there was a chance he would never play basketball again. 
"When the doctors told me that ... I was mad and upset, but Iquickly realized that sports 
were not the only thing in life. I found other things to enjoy outside of sports." 

Haner, now a sophomore, had to sit out his entire senior basketball and baseball 
seasons rehabilitating his hand. "I went to Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, 
two or three times a week for physical therapy. I worked on rebuilding strength in my 
hand with silly putty and light free weights." Hatter wore the molded brace and could 
not use his hand until the end of his senior year of high school. He then slowly began to 
use his hand to hold things and draw. "My physical therapy was really slow and frustrating. 
I had a lot of pain and rehab but I knew I had to give it time to heal. Going through 
this taught me a lot about patience." Finally able to use his right hand again in the 
summer before going to college. Hatter started dribbling and shooting again. His ball 
control and ability to catch quick passes was not the same as before the accident. 

When Hatter's accident occurred, he had already signed to play basketball with 
the Dukes. Men's head basketball coach Sherman Dillard was very understanding 
and cooperative. "WTien I got hun, coach Dillard and the team were on a road trip in 
Oregon. As soon as coach heard about my accident he came to visit me. He told me 
not to worry about my scholarship, he would honor his promise." 

During his red-shin season, Hatter was able to do everything with the team but 
play in games. He practiced, lifted weights and traveled with the team and was glad to have 
red-shirted. "It gave me a chance to learn the system and become a more mature player." 

In his first year of play, Hatter, an off guard, still had no feeling in his pinky or 
ring finger and probably never will. Hatter came off the bench and gave the Dukes help 
in scoring from the perimeter. In retrospect Hatter said, "It was harder missing my 
senior season of high school than it was missing my freshman year of college. My 
senior season was supposed to put closure on my high school career and imfortunately 
I did not get a chance to do that. " Despite missing his freshman year. Hatter had four 
years of eligibility left and a lot to contribute to the basketball program in the fiiture. ■ 

A red-shirt freshman, 
second-year student Charlie 
Hatter enjoys his first sea- 
son with the basl<etball 
team. Just before his senior 
season at Stuarts Draft High 
School was scheduled to 
begin. Hatter had an unfor- 
tunate accident where he 
lacerated his right forearm. 
As a result, Hatter red- 
shirted his first year but 
practiced, lifted weights 
and traveled with the team. 
■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

2 o o Classes ■ Profile: Charlie Hatter 

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Brooke L. Abb in 
Heather M. Abrams 
Karhleen S. Ackerman 
Shari L. Acree 
Jake T. Adams 
Sheri L. Alford 
Jared E. Allport 

Jennifer L. Amato 
Vahid Amirghassemi 
Hye C. An 
Jung H. An 
Renee R. Anderson 
Holiy C. Andrioli 
Natalie R. Anzzolin 
Christopher S. Appleton 

Dana M. Arico 
Megan E. Arzt 
Heidi E. Ashton 
Robyn E. A^pland 
Ann E. Aydlen 
Brooke E. Baber 
Daniel S. Baber 
Sharon M. Bache 

Erin E. Bailey 
Meredith A. Bailey 
Christine M. Baker 
Jessica M. Banholzer 
Anlyn L. Bankos 
Keisha N. Banks 
Allison L. Barber 
Emersson J. Barillas 

Emily H. Barrett 
Kimberly M. Bassford 
Melissa M. Bates 
Christopher L. Baumgartner 
Eric S. Bayer 
Holly M. Bayliss 
Catherine M. Beaman 
Lauren A. Belski 

Katie A. Berkon 
Annalisa M. Berryhill 
Kyle M. Bersch 
Jennifer L. Bertram 
Farhad D. Bharucha 
Krisien M. Binko 
Emily E. Biskey 
Jennifer M. Blahnik 

hn C. Blair 
Christa C. Block 
Julia K. Boerner 

11 S. Bongiorno 
Dawn E. Bonker 
Blair L. Boone 
Mary H. Booton 
Stella S. Bosworth 

Lottie T. Bottor 
ulie E. Bowhers 
Alex K. Boyce 
Meagan F. Boyd 
Matthew D. Boyer 
Mirabai M. Boykin 
Patrick L. Braford 
Matt C. Brancato 

Staci L. Bray 
Darcie S. Brickner 
Blaine W. Britt 
Rachel L. Brockman 
Daniel Brueggemann 
Aimee L. Bruno 
Karen M. Brusaco 
Laura M. Bryant 

Classes ■ Sophomores ! 2o9 



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Jeremy T. Bullock 

Lytrell D. Bundy 

Brian T. Buracker 

Laurie F. Burke 

Jay E. Burkholder 

Erin M. Burlovich 

Julie A. Burns 

Mike R. Burton 

Michael R. Bustard 

Patrick C. Butler 

Kelly L. Butterfield 

Matthew P. Calone 

Sarah A. Calvin 

Elizabeth S. Campbell 

Mark A. Capon 

Andrea J. Carlile 

Elyse K. Carlin 

Sarah E. Carlson 

Denise E. Carroll 

Christin L. Carter 

Christina L. Carter 

Shannon J. Carter 

Meghan E. Carty 

Talia E. Cassis 

Karen A. Castka 

Jocelyn G. Catalla 

Justin T. Chapman 

Mark E. Chapman 

Caleb M. Charette 

Melissa M. Chesanko 

Laura L. Chick 

Nilar A. Chit-Tun 

Stanley A. Chong Jr. 

Ryan N. Chrisman 

Alissa M. Cifelli 

Nicole M. Cifelli 

Erin M. Cizek 

Andrew J. Clark 

James W. Clark 

Kathryn E. Clark 

Ashley H. Clarke 

Emily W. Claypool 

Brian J. Cleary 

Kimberly L. Clements 

Melissa L. Cole 

Deonna L. Comer 

Michael A. Confer 

Erin M. Conley 

Elizabeth R. Conlin 
Daniel C. Connolly 
Rebecca C. Connor 
Elizabeth M. Cossa 
Elizabeth M. Costin 
Christopher T. Cox 
Megan E. Craig 
Jennifer L. Crawford 

Justin E. Creech 

Laura E. Creecy 

David P. Cresci 

Reuben T. Crews 

Jennifer L. Crowther 

Ann C. Crusenberry 

Shelly A. Cullers 

Daniel B. Currin 

Karen A. Curtin 

Catherine B. Curtis 

Melissa J. Daigneau 

Jennifer F. Daley 

Brad L. Daniels 

Lucas I. Dansie 

Marianne A. Daughtrey 

Kevin S. Davenport 

290 ! Classes ■ Salsa Dancing 

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SalsaJ Over the last few years, the popularity of this music and dance under- 
went dramatic growth. Traditionally a ballroom dance, salsa clubs sprang up 
all over large cities, and the dance gained the interest of people all over the 
world. The popularity of salsa on campus was no different. 

In early spring, UREC began offering salsa dance classes to anyone at 
the university. The response was astounding. Within a short time, the six-week 
class was full, with 48 participants and another 10 on a waiting list. 

"UREC began offering it because it's popular now, ' said Karen Calloway, 
the salsa instructor, who also taught dance at the Danon Learning Center. 
"They're doing swing classes too. They just picked something that a lot of 
people were doing and the music is very popular too. " 

Walking into the dance studio on the second day of class, you could in 
no way underestimate the popularity of the dance form at the university. With 
salsa music blasting from the speakers, students and a few professors dressed 
in jeans or spandex crowded around the room. As would be expected, there 
were more women than men, so a few of the women had to dance the male 
pan with their female partners. As for the men who did participate, most looked 
as if they had been dragged to UREC against their will. 

"I brought [the class] up [in a conversation] and he said he wanted to do 
it, " said junior accounting major Melissa Rotter about her dance partner, 
Hayden Barnard. 

Yet, the senior management major had a different story to tell. "I wanted 
to make her happy, " he said, "because I don t know how to dance. ' 

Class was ready to begin. "We're going to go over what we did last week. " 
said Calloway as she turned off the stereo. The students stood in a circle around 
her awaiting instruction. She began reciting and demonstrating the steps, 
"All right, forward, close, back and close." 

Uncertain giggles and chatter echoed around the studio as the students 
tried their best to mimic Calloway's movements. 

Then the class embarked into some uncharted territory ... new dance steps. 
"Okay, quick quick turn, quick quick turn, " said Calloway, going through the 
steps with an assistant. "Now, do that one on your own a couple of times and 
let me watch you." 

"Anybody over here need help? " Calloway asked pointing toward the right 
side of the studio. Her question was answered by a few giggles but mosdy silence. 

Some students already knew the basics of salsa dancing. "I go dancing 
with my parents all the time," said sophomore kinesiology major Tasha 
Mainvielle. "I just wanted to get the real backbone instead of the club style." 

Other students were completely new to it. Juan Kuilan, a freshman health 
sciences major, took the class to get stamps on his health class passport, but 
with hopes of learning salsa. 

No matter what their dance level, the participants came away from the 
class with new friends and a greater appreciation for dance. ■ 

Several couples practice 
their new salsa dancing 
skills at UREC. Taught by 
certified instructor Karen 
Calloway, the class was 
open to any member of the 
university community and 
was held for six weeks. ■ 
Photo by Laura Creecy 

Closely watching instruc- 
tor Karen Calloway, junior 
Michelle Montvaiand dance 
partner imitate her move- 
ments in their salsa dance 
class. In addition, UREC 
also offered classes in 
swing dancing. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 

Carefully counting out their 
steps, sophomore Sean 
Wathen and his partner 
assume a traditional salsa 
dancing pose. Although 
the class consisted mostly 
of females, a few men par- 
ticipated as well. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 





Classes ■ Sophomores 2 9 I 

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"Whenever I 
start to think 
that I can't 
handle some- 
thing, I say to 
myself that 
I beat cancer 
and that this is 
nothing com- 
pared to that." 
» sophomore 
Holly Griffin 

when Holly Griffin walked into her doctor's ofFice for 
the required pre-college physical, she wasn't expecting the 
diagnosis she received, hi May of her senior year in high school, 
a doctor found a lump in her neck during the routine exam- 
ination. "She also made a note that I had lost 10 pounds 
in the last two months, " said Griffin. "I, of course, wasn't 
complaining, because no one is going to complain about 
losing 10 pounds." 

After taking a chest X-ray, the doctor sent her home 
and Griffin thought she was fine. Two days later, immediately 
after her prom, her father told her the news that her X-ray 
was abnormal. She was warned of the possibility of cancer. She had the limip removed 
and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. After a series of tests to determine how severe 
the disease was, Griffin was fitted with a medi-port, a chest catheter that delivered 
chemotherapy treatment. 

"Five days after receiving my medi-pon, my friend and I went to Busch Gardens 
for one last day of carefree fun. My treatment required me to have chemo every two 
weeks for six months ... meaning 1 had to miss my first semester here, " said Griffin. 

Griffin went to orientation over the summer but didn't officially enroll in classes 
at the university until January 1999. Starting college was hard enough for healthy 
students, but for Griffin the experience was scary. "1 was mostly bald. I didn't lose 
all my hair — just about 80 percent — which was even stranger than just being bald! " 
Griffin was afraid of how people would react to her altered appearance but found 
that they surprised her with their friendliness. In fact. Griffin found that the people 
in Garber Hall made her transition easier. "They helped me to understand all sorts 
of htde things at JMU, like when someone at Duke's says, 'dining' that means 
'dining dollars' and not, 'are you eating here? " said Griffin. 

Griffin credited her friends and sense of humor with helping her to get through 
her batde with the disease. During the first months of her illness. Griffin was stuck at 
home because of her dependence on daily shots from her doctor. "I joked about how I 
was on the ultimate diet, not eating anything solid for a week, then eating whatever I 
wanted the next week in order to make up for the weight I had lost, and I was still imder- 
weight. " Every other weekend. Griffin was given a break from the shots. During her 
free days she made road trips where she could be "around young people again." 

In the fall of 1999, Griffin joined Delta Delta Delta. "One thing I really enjoy 
about them is that their philanthropy is children's cancer charities." 

Griffin was happy just to have made it to school, and she didn't take college life 
for granted. "I love everything about JMU. Getting here was an obstacle for me, 
and it was what I focused on while 1 was sick," said Griffin. 

Griffin had been in remission since Dec. 21,1998. Routine tests were still re- 
quired but fortunately they could be scheduled over winter, spring and summer breaks. 
After five years of remission. Griffin would be officially "cured." 

Now celebrating a "second birthday," Griffin was grateful for her second chance at 
life. "Whenever I start to think that I can't handle something, I say to myself that I 
beat cancer and that this is nothing compared to that. I had to grow up much faster 
than I should have and had to deal with things that no one should have to, but I 
learned how incredibly strong I am. There is nothing I can't do or handle." ■ 


Having overcome unique 
obstacles, sophomore Holly 
Griffin doesn't take being a 
Duke for granted. Diagnosed 
with Hodgkin's disease in 
IVlay of her senior year of 
high school, Griffin missed 
her first semester of college. 
■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 



292 Classes ■ Profile: Holly Griffin 



davenport - gladding ] 

Robert F. Davenport 
Brycen C. Davis 
Jennifer C. Davis 
Megan E. Davis 
Kerry A. Decker 
Chris R. Dellert 
Shanelle N. Delorenzo 
Peter B. Denbigh 

Karol Dent 

Matthew L. Dershewitz 
Amanda C. Dertman 
Jeremy A. Deyo 
Anthony J. Di Antonio 
Dana L. Dillon 
Aubrey B. Dimock 
Justin M. Dinen 

Michelle A. Dodson 
Christopher L. Doggett 
Erin B. Dolan 
Sara M. Dominey 
Lauren K. Douglas 
Robert M. Downs 
Ryan R. Doyle 
M. Kendall Drew 

Nicholas E. Duckwall 
Lori V. Duignan 
Susan E. Dunkley 
Christina M. Durvin 
Kimberly A. Eaton 
Rachel A. Eckelberry 
Alex J. Elahi 
Joanne S. Elling 

Amy N. Elms 
Leigh A. Epperson 
Kerry L. Fair 
Karen A. Falkenstein 
Kelly E. Felton 
Heidi L. Ferguson 
Mariel N. Ferrand 
Corey S. Fields 

Jeffrey M. Finkel 
Crystal G. Fisher 
Diana M. Fix 
Leah M. Fix 
Michael F. Flaherty 
Andrea S. Flanary 
Kathleen S. Foley 
Karen E. Folger 

Julia C. Forman 
Christopher R. Fortier 
Suzanne I. Foss 
Courtney E. Frank 
Bradley P. Franklin 
Amanda P. Franks 
Michael S. Fuller 
josh E. Fultz 

J.R. Funkhouserlll 
Allana M. Gaghan 
Kelly M.Gallagher 
O. Andrea Gallego 
Amanda L. Gammisch 
Avery M. George 
Sara L. Gerhardt 
Katie E. Gerkens 

Ariadne C. Gerling 
Sherri T. Giasson 
Ashley F. Gibbs 
Mary K. Gilhooly 
Kristen M. Gillan 
Jason O. Gillette 
Jordan R. Gipe 
Janet Gladding 

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Jessica A. Glendinning 

Elizabeth M. Godfrey 

Melanie F. Godfrey 

Lindsey M. Goff 

Rebecca S. Goldberg 

Cazzy Golomb 

Laura B. Gordon 

Amy J. Goss 

Faith Y. Graham 

George C. Graham 

April M. Gray 

Megan E. Green 

Susan M. Green 

Abby L. Greenawalt 

Belinda C. Greenberg 

Lisa C. Greiling 

Kelly E. Grennan 

Jessica L. Guido 

Kristina L. Gunn 

Jacquelyn V. Guynn 

Erin E. Gwilt 

Jenifer E. Hackenberg 

Lindsey E. Haft 

Christopher S. Hagan 

Tom J. Haines Jr. 

Erin K. Halacy 

Daniel W. Haldeman 

Carolyn J. Hally 

Karin E. Hamilton 

Leigh G. Hammack 

Russell J. Hammond 

Shayna R. Hammond 

Kira R. Hamrin 

Catherine A. Hanson 

Lauren R. Haracznak 

Holly A. Hargreaves 

Chelsea L. Harmon 

Sarah E. Harper 

Michelle L. Harrell 

Keira M. Hart 

Nicholas R. Harvey 

Carly J. Hassinger 

Courtney A. Hawkins 

Jennifer W. Hawkins 

Laura E. Hawkins 

Elizabeth A. Hazelwood 

Matthew G. Heck 

Martina T. Heilemann 

William T. Henley IV 

Lauren M. Henry 

Sarah A. Herbert 

Melanie J. Hickman 

Carmen O. Hicks 

Carey D. Hildreth 

Benjamin R. Hill 

Kimberly P. Hill 

Jessica C. Hillard 

Kamala G. Hirsch 

Chips B. Hoai 

Ryan S. Hodges 

C. Peyton Hoffman 

Alexandra M. Holliday 

Tarra A. Holman 

Kurt R. Holscher 

Melissa B. Honig 

Kristy L. Hopkins 

Somer E. Hopkins 

Meagan A. Hopper 

Jamie B. Hunsinger 

Kimberley C. Hynes 

M. Amy I bach 

Denise S. Ingram 

294 I Classes ■ University Program Board 

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It was 8:25 and the band still wasn't ready to take the stage. Surveying the packed 
Convocation Center, UPB musical events coordinator Brett McNamara, a junior, 
looked anxiously at the frenzied fans in the audience. Last-minute preparations con- 
tinued before his eyes. The security guards took their positions along the front of the 
stage where eager concert-goers gathered in hopes of reaching out to touch a star. As 
technicians performed their sound checks, members of the crew moved the remaining 
instruments and props onto the stage. Suddenly, through a walkie-talkie cime the words 
he was waiting for: "It's showtime," said the voice through the static reception. 

Bringing events to campus was never an easy process. As one of the bluest smdent 
organizations on campus and having the largest budget, UPB had hundreds of details 
to work out to ensure the success ot an event betore it actually came to campus. 

After polling the student body, UPB members narrowed down the choices while 
considering what events would sell and who was affordable. Concert resource magazines 
like POLSTAR provided touring and agent information while middle agencies such as 
Cellar Door connected the UPB directors to artist representatives to express interest in 
bringing them to campus. "Our representative from Cellar Door, Mike Jones, talks to 
the booking agencies, finds out their touring information and acts as the middleman 
between the artist's people and us to make sure everything's cool," said McNamara. 

After agreeing on a number of anists, UPB directors then drew up proposals and 
submitted them before the board for approval. If the proposal passed, UPB submitted a 
bid to the artist's agent with the specific price, date and performance information. 

Securing an event was not without difficiJties. Issues of money, venue availability 
and touring schedules often prevented events from happening despite the best efforts 
of the board members. "One of the bluest deterrents as far as bringing entertainment to 
campus is our venues. It's not just the type and style of the venues but the capacity 
and the limited amount of time we're offered to book those venues," said alumnus 
Chris Stup, the student organization's coordinator. 

When bids were accepted, event coordinators began planning for the show 
immediately. The hospitalit)' committee took care of the items in the artists' contract 
that pertained to the artists' comfort such as buying food and dressing room items 
and booking hotels. The advertising team started the preconcert buzz by circulating 
publicity and ticket information. "Hospitality takes care of the artists' contracts. And 
by having good facilities and good food, we get a good reputation that precedes our 
name," said senior Marty Anderson, director of hospitality. 

On the day of show, volunteers from UPB committees helped load equipment 
and prepare food and dressing rooms while board members made sure all the details 
were taken care of throughout the night. After an event, UPB members had the satis- 
faction of knowing they had successfully put a production together. 

Days later, the event was little more than a fond memory to students, but to 
the members of University Program Board, the show was a symbol of achievement 
that had been the result of hours of hard work and dedication "It can be a rewarding 
job," said senior Brad Pool, director of comedy/novelty. "The exciting thing is that 
you're in charge of bringing talent to campus. You've seen the people you're bringing 
here on TV before, and it's great to be the one who gets them here." ■ 

Helping set up the stage 
for the G. LoveAThe Roots 
concert on Nov. 14, junior 
Ann-Janette Canonigo 
worl<s with other UPB 
volunteers to roll a speaker 
onto the stage. There vwere 
1 5 directors on UPB's exec- 
utive board who were in 
charge of all aspects of 
university entertainment. 
There was also a large vol- 
unteer staff of students who 
helped with everything 
from loading equipment 
to preparing food. ■ 
Photo by Laura Greco 

As the audience filters in for the Talent Jam competition, 
junior Greg Kundolf, direaor of technical services, reviews 
the sound and lighting plans with senior Marty Anderson, 
director of hospitality. UPB had to deal with issues such as 
funding, venue availability, touring schedules and student 
interest when booking acts for campus performances. ■ 
Photo by Todd Grogan 



Classes ■ Sophomores 295 

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"Children, not materials or methods, should be at the heart of the curriculum, " 
said Dr. Gail Fox, an early childhood professor who has devoted her life to the edu- 
cation of young children. 

A prominent member of the education department, Fox was not always a resident 
of Harrisonburg. Her desire to become a facilitator to children was instilled in her 
throughout her childhood in New England. Several special experiences there, such 
as summer camps, mtoring and babysitting, all influenced her in the decision to teach. 
Graduating from Chatham College with a major in psychology and a minor in educa- 
tion. Fox then pursued her master's of education in reading from JMU and completed 
course work in reading education at the University of Virginia. She discovered a dire 
love for children's literamre and soon made it her goal to educate children in literacy. 
Fox arrived at the university in 1 989 and taught Rill time in the early childhood 
program in literacy since 1992. Her constant encouragement, enthusiasm and bene- 
volence during that time made smdents' learning experiences inspiring and enjoyable. 
Each day she enthusiastically welcomed everyone with a warm, inviting smile 
and enlightened her students with daily humor. Junior Kara Moriarty said, "She 

makes me laugh and reads us stories like we're 
little kids again which is so refreshing in college." 
Fox's friendly, spirited nature not only inspired 
students to attend every class, but it provided a 
perfea learning atmosphere. She was an extremely 
knowledgeable professor who successfully instilled 
her wisdom in those students striving to achieve 
their teacher's license. 

"This past semester with Dr. Fox has taught 
me so much and I am only more reassured of my 
desire to want to teach," said junior Jessica Dodd. 

Fox truly touched the hearts and minds of many of her students during her 
teaching years and brought many individuals to life with her relentless vivacity and 
support. Niunerous students testified to how fortimate they were to have been taught 
by such a wise, stimulating individual. Her love for children and the self-gratification 
she experienced while teaching them inspired smdents to new levels and oiJy strengthened 
their desire to follow in her footsteps. ■ 

"She makes me laugh and 

reads us stories hke we're 

little kids again which is so 

refreshing in college." 

» junior Kara Moriart^' 

Dr. Gail Fox chooses the 
children's book of the day 
to read to her students 
before class begins. Fox's 
dedication to early educa- 
tion was clearly shown by 
means of her teaching 
style, inspiring and encoura- 
ging those seeking their 
teaching licensure. ■ 
Photo by Laura Creecy 

296 I Classes ■ Profile: Dr. Gail Fox 

ingram - lindell |- 

Lisa M. Ingram 
Homa Iqbal 
Gerald V. Irish 
Dori B. Jacob 
Lisa M. Janz 
Keith A. Jaska 
Ellen A. Jenkins 
Jessica L. Jobe 

Bridget L. Johnson 
Evonne N. Johnson 
Kimberly M. Johnson 
Melody B. Johnson 
Jennifer A. Jones 
Lee E. Jones 
Megan A. Jones 
Megan R. Jones 

Melissa A. Jones 
Adriana M. Jouvanis 
Sarah C. Kacmarski 
Michelle E. Kahn 
Rachel S. Kaplan 
Tristian C. Keller 
Karen L. Keeler 
Amanda E. Keiser 

Amy E- Keistcr 
Ashleigh R. Keister 
Christine L. Kelly 
P. Kristen Kennedy 
Katie E. Kerwin 
Lauren A. Kilby 
Beth K. Kilmartin 
Susan Kim 

Lauren E. King 
Austin L. Kirby 
Sara J. Kirkpatrick 
David A. Kistier 
Michael P. Kittinger 
Meghan D. Kluz 
Lauren J. Knupp 
Amanda E. Koerth 

Jeremiah W. Kohler 
Julie A. Koontz 
Meghan T. Koranek 
Louis W. Krausz 
Nicole E. Kreger 
Michael S. Krieger 
Vibeke M. Kristensen 
Erin S. Krueger 

Anne Kwok 
Alison L. Lackert 
Steven E. Landry 
Alyss D. Lange 
Alison B. Lauer 
Amy H. Lavender 
Alison P. Lawson 
Kathryn E. Lawson 

David J. Layman 
Sarah V. Layman 
Jonathan K. Lebert 
In G. Lee 
Amy E. Leidheiser 
Brian P. Leigh 
Christina M. Lennon 
Alexis M. LeNoir 

Samantha P. Lentz 
Jennifer V. Leotta 
Andrea L. Levin 
Colleen A. Lewis 
Katie E. Lewis 
Sarah E. Leyshon 
Phaneth L. Lim 
Jaime L. Lindell 

Classes ■ Sophomores j 29" 


linton - morreale 

Kelly J. Linton 

Annika R. Liskey 

Abigail M. Llaneza 

Megan A. Lohr 

Grace 1. Love 

Joseph R. Loyacano III 

Melanie E. Ludwig 

Kari L. Lugar 

Timothy S. Lyie 

Kelly T. Lynch 

Metedith L. MacAskill 

Jolene M. Maillet 

Kate L. Mailloux 

Nathalie Malaty 

Wallace B. Mallory 

Devin J. Malone 

Michael D. Malone 

Alise K. Maloney 

Zinah M. Mansy 

Emily M. Marek 

Sarah E. Marsh 

Elizabeth B. Marshall 

Rebecca J. Martelio 

Lindsay M. Marti 

Miguel A. Marti 

Andrew M. Martin 

Leah E. Martin 

Rebecca L. Martin 

Jonathan P. Masinick 

Shannon I. Maxwell 

Jill S. Mayclim 

Chad D. Mazero 

Elizabeth M. McAvoy 

Karen L. McCormick 

Margaret E. McCoy 

Caroline S. McCray 

Meghann J. McCroskey 

Katherine H. McDaniel 

Sean A. McDermort 

Sarah E. McDonald 

Christopher V. McDowell 

Jill M. McGainey 

Courtney L. McGrath 

Jane M. McHugh 

Kathryn A. McLoughlin 

Michelle A. McManus 

Sara A. McMurray 

Elizabeth A. McNeely 

Bethany K. Meade 

Kristina M. Meloro 

Kate C. Mercke 

Adrienne C. Merrill 

Michelle L. Messier 

Ashley L. Merz 

Danielle M. Meunier 

Andrew N. Miller 

Megan B. Miller 

Samantha A. Miller 

Carrie A. Mills 

Rebecca H. Mills 

Amanda R. Monaghan 

Michael V. Monteleone 

Melissa C. Montgomery 

Robert G. Montgomery 

John R. Moody Jr. 

Gina M. Moore 

Lisa M. Moore 

Renita N. Moore 

Sarah E. Moore 

Seth C. Moreau 

Melinda A. Morgan 

Lynn M. Morreale 

290 Classes ■ New & Improv.'d 

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If you asked Drew Carey the question, "Whose line is it anyway?" he'd probably 
^ve you a few harsh lines of his own. Likewise, if you asked the cast of New &C Improv.'d, 
I comedic improvisational group, that exact question, they'd probably do the same 
-hing — maybe improvising a bit though. 

Founded in the winter of 1998 by senior and president of the group, Alicia 
rieinemann. New & Improv.'d took pride in the fact that they were not established 
jased on the popular television show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?, " which also featured a 
/ariety of improvisational acts. Ironically, the group's T-shirts displayed their slogan: 
'Like before, only funny, " but it wasn't until the spring of 1999 that the group was 
clnally recognized on campus. 

"I've always had an interest in comedic improv, especially bringing it to JMU 
since there was nothing really like it here, " said fieinemann whose interest led to 
die development of a very imique organization. Originally made up of five members, 
the group worked together for a month until they opened auditions to the public in 
Taylor Hall. Holding auditions on Sept. 12, in which about 25 people tried out, 
the group increased its membership to 1 1, three of whom were seniors and the rest 
were freshmen and sophomores. Some members had either acting or musical experience, 
ibut others just wanted the opportunity to have fiin with improv. Senior Sam Taliaferro's 
experience came from observation as he said, "1 interned at Disney where I was able 
to see a lot of improv groups in the evenings. " 

Students were able to see New & Improv.'d perform at venues throughout 
Harrisonburg, including Hanson Hall, Taylor Down Under, the Artful Dodger and 
a church to which member Bill Howard, the group's business manager, belonged. 
New & Improv.'d incorporated their own games into their shows, as well as adapting 
and modifying games from other comedic improvisational groups. Practicing once 
or twice a week for two hours at a time, the group members interacted with each 
lother as if they'd known each other their whole lives. Showing their interactive skills 
in a game called "Death by ... , " group members divided into three teams with two 
people per team. One team challenged another team to die by means of a certain 
object, no matter how obscure the object was. The more creative the objects were, 
the more challenging it was for the other team find a way to die by means of that 
objea. One team suggested "death by macaroni" whereupon a member of the opposing 
group killed his teammate in an attempt to hoard the delicious macaroni for himself 
' Other games entided "Pan Left, Pan Right, " "Every Other Line" and "Shoulda 

I , Said" relied on a moderator, a person who started the scenes with an idea or prompt. 
P The actors then reacted to the moderator's cues while feeding off each other, but 
they tried to stay within the game's rules. In the game "ShoiJda Said," the moderator 
set up a scene for two of the actors to play out, but after one of the actors delivered a 
line, the moderator shouted "Shoulda Said!" and the actor had to quickly come up 
with a new line. Eventually the actors strayed from the original scene and found 
themselves in a hilariously random dialogue until the moderator finally ended the 
game among the crowd's laughter. 

New & Improv.'d held a workshop on Feb. 2 to prepare for their auchtions on 
Feb. 6. Their show, the Improv Bowl, occurred Feb. 26 at Taylor Down Under and 
featured the group which was divided into two teams competing against each other. 
The audience served as the judge in the competition and the only predictable moment 
of the show came at the end of the two-hour barrage of improvisation when the 
crowd applauded having been truly entertained. ■ 




Senior Zach Arens and 
sophomore Brad Ricks work- 
shop their improvisational 
skills at a meeting. New & 
Improv.'d met for rehearsal 
and performed for the cam- 
pus and local community 
several times a month. ■ 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 

During a performance at 
Taylor Down Under, sopho- 
mores Kathleen Ackerman 
and Brad Ricks and fresh- 
man Bill Howard get a 
laugh out of the audience. 
All of the scenes involved 
audience participation. ■ 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Freshman Austin Pick awaits 
his cue for the next skit on 
stage at Taylor Down Under. 
New & Improv.'d was found- 
ed in 1 998 and grew from 
five to 1 1 members. ■ 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 


Classes ■ Sophomores 299 

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"We have the 
same ISAT 
classes this 
semester and 
find it's very 
helpfi.ll being 
together so we 
can do home- 
work and smdy 
» sophomore 
Sarah Rainey 

While most siblings would admit they loved their brother or sister, few could 
say they enjoyed each other's company as much as sophomores Chrissy and Sarah 
Rainey. The Raineys not only shared a school, a room, a major and friends, but also 
their looks. With the same blonde hair and blue eyes, the twins not only appeared 
to be identical but also to be best friends. 

As high school seniors in Milford, Conn., the Raineys ended up applying to the 
same schools. "My mom always wanted us to go to the same college, and we both 
really liked JMU," said Chrissy. But for their first semester, they decided to room 
separately to meet new people. After 16 weeks, the twins decided it was much easier to 
live with each other, since they spent most of their time together and became friends 
with the same people. Both twins were ISAT majors. "We have the same ISAT classes 
this semester and find it's very helpfiil being together so we can do homework and 
study together, " Sarah said. 

The Raineys were also very involved in the Club Tennis team. In keeping with 
the identical theme, Chrissy and Sarah played doubles together. "I always play one 
side of the court and Sarah always serves first, " said Chrissy. "At a tournament at 
UNC, we ended up playing doubles against another set of twins." 

As would be expected, the twins were often mistaken for each other. "Professors 
mix us up at the beginning of the semester, but later they can tell us apart," said 
Chrissy. "We never really wanted to switch places ... but we did play a good April 
Fools' Day joke in fifth grade," Chrissy said. Chrissy dressed in one of Sarah's 
characteristic outfits but went to her own classes. "Everyone thought we had 
switched, but we hadn't, so the joke was on them," laughed Chrissy. 

Even though they were always finishing each other's sentences, the twins did 
have differences. The main physical difference was Sarah's birthmark on her left 
cheek. As to their personalities, friends could definitely tell who was who. But as 
all siblings do, the twins fought over what they thought distinguished themselves 
from the other. "Sarah says she's older, but my response is always that I'm taller," 
said Chrissy. ■ 

Twins Chrissy and Sarah 
Rainey share more than 
their genes. In addition to 
living together in Converse 
Hall, the sisters are also 
ISAT majors and on the 
Club Tennis team. ■ Photo 
by Laura Creecy 


Classes ■ Profile: Chrissy and Sarah Rainey 

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Andrew S. Morris 
Jill Morton 
Daniel F. Moshinski 
Jennifer R. Multari 
Teressa R. Murrell 
Amber J. Mutter 
Jessica A. Nakles 
Regina L. Narcisi 

Ashley A. Nelson 
Lindsay B. Nessel 
Karina B. Newinsky 
Laura E. Nickels 
Kirsten L. Nordt 
Erin M. O'Toole 
Emily M. Obriot 
Rico E. Ocasio 

Friday L. Oeur 
lewook Oh 
John P. Ohsann 
Craig F. Opirz 
lenny M. Oran 
Zachary E. Oremland 
Melissa A. Orr 
Jennifer A. Orrigo 

Jennifer M. Osborne 
Chris M. Owens 
Amanda C. Packard 
Jeremy D. Padbury 
RickM. Palmajr. 
Crisrin M. Palumbo 
Jean-Paul E. Pando 
Kristy M. Pappalardo 

Jin K. Park 
Jessica J. Parker 
Benjamin K. Passic 
Lindsey J. Paul 
Kyle T. Peddicord 
Justin K. Pennock 
Katherine K. Perdoni 
Michelle S. Phillips 

Jessica E. Pierce 
Marybeth E. Pietro-Paolo 
Gregory S. Plummer 
Kristin M. Poland 
Michelle R. Poland 
Benjamin F. Poik 
Valerie S. Ponte 
Kirsten M. Ponton 

Amelia C. Price 
Brittany A. Price 
Emily A. Price 
Carolyn F. Priddy 
Ekta Primlani 
Stephanie G. Pritt 
Ryan K. Pudloski 
Stephanie M. Purner 

Stephen J. Quaye 
Jennifer M. Rainville 
Sissy L. Ramey 
Kelly M.RatUff 
Counney T. Ray 
Sarah J . Reagan 
Erinn C. Reed 
Kirstin D. Reid 

Kelli L. Remines 
Keli E. Rhodes 
Amanda L. Rice 
Angela N. Rice 
Gregg A. Rich 
Brett A. Richardson 
Justin S. Richardson 
Autumn A. Riddle 

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rider - stenbeig 

Bethancy P. Rider 

Andrea L. Riley 

Nicole Rinaldi 

Anne H. Ritter 

Rob W. Rixmann 

Zachary L. Rizzuto 

David W. Roberson 

Erika D. Robinson 

Danielle N. Rockwood 

Tammy S. Rodeffer 

Carrie L. Rodger 

Sandra R. Rodrigo 

Paige W. Rogers 

Kevin R. Roor 

Sara E. Rossmoore 

Rebecca L. Royer 

Jimmy A. Royster 

Lisa A. Ruding 

Krista E. Rush 

Erin A. Rushworth 

Elizabeth A. Russell 

Edwige A. Sacco 

Tara E. Saddig 

Julie E. Saholsky 

Richard H. Sakshaug 

Jami L. Sanders 

Ryan J, Santayana 

Holly J. Santerre 

Amy M. Saour 

Alison L. Schuettler 

Allison J. Schwartz 

Alison J. Schwenzer 

Michael J. Schwieters 

Michael R. Schy 

Kathleen J. Sciaroni 

David D. Scott 

Jamie E. Scott 

Leah M. Segar 

Allison C. Serkes 

Jennifer M. Shand 

Summer S. Shannon 

TifiFany L. Sharp 

Manhew R. Shearer 

Rebecca A. Shields 

Sarah C. Shipplett 

Emily P. Shoemaker 

Tai L. Shoff 

Anne E. ShiJlman 

Michael D. Shultz 

David J, Siegmund 

John R. Sink 

Julie R. Skweres 

Catherine J. Smith 

Lauren R. Smith 

Lisa M. Smith 

Michelle L. Smith 

Suzanne M. Smith 

Carrie L. Smithwick 

Lindsay D. Snider 

Andrew A. Sobota 

Mary Kate Sokolowski 

Laurie C. Souryal 

Wesley J. Spano 

Lesley A. Speed 

Amber L. Spiering 

Sarah E. Sponsler 

Jennifer L. Sprayberry 

Sarah L. Stahler 

Colleen E. Stanley 

Lauren N. Steberger 

Eliza C. Steck 

Meredith R. Stenbeig 

302 Classes ■ Profile: Geoffrey Morley-Mower 


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"I led a happy life 

in the air force, 

but I think life at 

JMU has been 

the happiest I get 

xo do what I love 

because I'm mad 

about English 

literature, and I 

think American 

students are the 

nicest people in 

the world." 

» Geoffrey 



Geoffrey Morley-Mower 
scooted on his motorbike past the 
throngs of students on the crowded 
campus walkways as he did each 
and every day. As he flew toward 
the classrooms of Keezell Hall, stu- 
dents familiar with his background 
as a wing commander in the Royal 
Air Force could envision the popu- 
lar professor guiding one of his P-5 1 
Mustangs in much the same way 
through the dangerous skies of 
Europe during World War II. 

A distinctive English accent identified Morley-Mower s country of origin, a born 
and bred Londoner from the township of Ealing. At. the onset of World War II, at 
orJy 20 years old, he joined the air force, beginning a career in aviation that would last 
31 years. Photographs of his early flights over the rugged mountainous regions of 
northern India and the red sands of Western Australia hang in his office amidst pictures 
of warplanes recalling his aviator days. 

Morley-Mower eventually made his way to the United States, filling a British 
military seat at the Pentagon. "We hadn't been here more than a year when I decided, 
by God, I want to stay in this countr)' and bring up my children here," he said. 

After obtaining his master's degree from Catholic University, he applied for 
several university teaching positions and found himself at Madison College, a professor 
of English literature. "1 led a happy life in the air force, but I think life at JMU has been 
the happiest. I get to do what I love because I'm mad about English literatiu'e, and I 
think American students are the nicest people in the world, " he said. 

Having served for 20 years as the faculty adviser for the Catholic Campus Ministry, 
Morley-Mower now devoted much of his spare moments to his passions: reading, 
writing and golfmg. In 1993, his first book, "Messerscmitt Roulette, " was published 
detailing his advennires as a fighter/ reconnaissance pilot with an Australian squadron in 
North Africa from 1941-42. His next writing venture, "Flying BUnd," due in the 
year 2000, was, in his own words, "about the joy of flying, the intoxicating and 
dangerous freedom to move through the blue air in three directions at once." 

"I'm having a creative old age. I suppose when you're not rushing around so 
much, it's easier to sit down and write, " he said of his extracurricular activities. "Nothing 
to me is working, because my interest is in what I teach. I love getting in front of 
the class and trying to teach the glories of the English language to my students. At 
the moment I'm not doing anything I don't love doing, " he said. 

Pilot, poet, golfer, author, teacher, father and husband, 81 -year-old Renaissance 
man Morley-Mower claimed to love a great many things in life but none so much 
as the institution of marriage and his wife of 27 years, Mary. "I've had two extremely 
happy marriages, and so has she, and we can't conceive of what an unhappy marriage 
is like. What the hell do people do to get unhappy in this paradise on earth called 
marriage.' The only unhappiness is not having someone to love. " ■ 

Having been born and 
raised in London, professor 
of English Geoffrey Morley- 
Mower takes advantage of 
his spare time to read, 
write and play golf. In his 
classes, Morley-Mower 
often spoke of his past 
experiences as a member 
of the Royal Air Force 
during World War II. ■ 
Photo by Carlton Wolfe 



Classes ■ Sophomores 3^3 

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one of the 





programs in 

the country." 

» Dr. Ken 


In the world of fast-paced techno- 
logy, the university prepared their stu- 
dents for the future. Faculty members 
of the College of Business, CISAT and 
the School of Media Arts and Design 
proposed a four year Bachelor's of Sci- 
ence program in electronic commerce 
to the State Council for Higher Educa- 
tion in the tall. 

"The program we propose is expressly 
designed and intended to equip its 
graduates with the knowledge base and the blend ot business and technical skills 
to launch themselves very successfully into a professional workplace that is being 
drastically reshaped on virtually a daily basis by information technology and its 
enablement of e-commerce, " stated Dr. Ken Williamson, a marketing professor, 
and member of the team that designed the e-commerce program. Unfortunately, 
Gov. James Gilmore's proposed budget submitted to the legislature during winter 
1999 did not include the funds for the upcoming major. The program was placed 
on the back burner, but was not written off. 

The failure to implement the new major did not deny the need for the training 
of students in the field. "What we propose would be, to the best of our knowledge, 
one of the earliest comprehensive undergraduate degree programs in the country," 
commented Williamson. In fact one of the "Big Five" accounting firms informed 
Williamson that they alone would hire all 200 graduates per year that were forecasted 
to be turned out. 

If the program passed, 200 graduates a year would benefit from comprehensive 
training in one of the fastest growing industries in the business world. Students would 
broaden their knowledge of "the application of information technology to commercial 
processes, producing the phenomenon we call e-commerce that is creating an unprece- 
dented explosion in entrepreneurial energy and activity 3S manifested in new venture 
creation, and surfacing exciting new business ideas and models, " said Williamson. 

In the mean time students continued to learn more about the e-commerce 
phenomenon as a part of the curriculum in several of their courses in the College 
of Business and in CISAT. 

Although, the e-commerce program hit a minor roadblock, it was still a dream 
that was being actively pursued by many members of the College of Business, CISAT 
and School of Media Arts and Design. "Obviously I believe it would be an enormous 
disappointment and disservice for students, for the organizations recruiting and 
hiring our graduates and for interested faculty if JMU is compelled to lose that 
opportunity," said Williamson. ■ 

Even college students have 
caught the e-commerce 
virus, the new industrial 
revolution in America. The 
university explored the 
idea of creating a new 
major to prepare students 
for the future, a Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 






Classes ■ E-commerce 


stickles - wise I 

Jessica E. Stickles 
Ketia C. Stokes 
jami R. Stover 
Shelley P. Strced 
Robert B. Strohm 
Sarah M. Strong 
Stephanie A. Sudol 
Hiesun C. Suhr 

Laurel F. Suiter 
JIII E. Sundheim 
Jennifer L. Surface 
Jennifer L. SutlifT 
Isaac C. Sweeney 
Melissa A. Sweeney 
Lori M. Syreika 
Timothy J. Talbert 

lessica L. Tate 
Rachel L. Teates 
l:ric F. Tewalt 
Julie A. Thacker 
Kara M. Thomas 
Melissa L. Thomas 
Travis C. Thomas 
Jeffrey M. Thompson 

Jennifer A. Thompson 
Lena G. Thomson 
AJlison J.Todd 
Noble A. Toushall 
Ryan P. Travis 
Erin S. Tully 
Caitlin M. Tupper 
Cassidy L. Turner 

Jessica L. Tyler 
Tera R. Tyree 
Kristin W. Uniiedt 
Meghan K. Valder 
Marisa N. VanDyke 
Donald C. Vaughan 
Valerie E. Vaughn 
Janet D. Vayo 

Naihalia A. Vcale 
Alison C. Vehorn 
Michelle M. Wacker 
Elizabeth A. Wade 
David M.Walder Jr. 
Pamela N. Walker 
Laura B. Walsh 
Jenna M. Waltman 

Amanda C. Warner 
Kevin A. Warner 
Mandy J. Warsaw 
Angela E. Watkins 
Lauren M. Weaver 
KatherineJ. Weinstein 
Adam R. Weiss 
Julie A. Weist 

Catherine B. Welch 
Nick A. Weller 
Kerry E. West 
Alicia N. White 
Ruthanne E. White 
Sylvia J. Whitney 
Annette V. Whitt 
Dana C. Wiggins 

Andrew D. Wilcock 
Laura E. Wilkerson 
Katherine S. Wilson 
Laura D. Wilson 
Summer L. Wilson 
Heather J. Winterbottom 
Lynn M. Winterbottom 
Katie E. Wise 

Classes ■ Sophomores 3^5 

: wong - zirk \- 

Alumna Jen Robbins, the founder 
of the campus chapter, discusses 
the history of Students for Camp 
Heartland at the Journey of Hope 
tour visit. The chapter was founded at 
the university in 1994. ■ Photo c/o 
IVIaureen Odenwelder 

At a benefit concert for Camp Heart- 
land, seniorTerri Russell is serena- 
ded by sophomoreJason Mannix and 
senior Jeff Wade of theacappella 
group Exit 245. The group raised over 
$300 for the camp. ■ Photo c/o 
Maureen Odenwelder 

Sherine Wong 

April M. Wood 

Emily J. Wood 

Beth N. Woods 

Christine M. Woods 

Krystal S. Woodson 

Beth A. Yalch 

Lauren E. Young 

LeVon A. Young 

Dion T. Zamani 

Laura D. Zehnder 

Christine H. Zelenka 

Kc Zhang 

Christina M. Ziegler 

Jennifer N. Zienty 

Michael S. Zirk 





Students for Camp Heartland strived to raise money to send as many children 
as possible whose lives have been affected by the AIDS virus to camp each year. 

Camp Heartland offered children a week of fiin where they could be themselves 
without worrying what others thought. The cost of sending one child to camp for 
a week was $1250. Camp Heartland funded the trip for every camper. 

The organization began at the university in 1994 by Jen Robbins, who was a 
JMU student at the time. Camp Heanland was a national organization and received 
support form several college chapters nationwide. Through concerts, movies and 
other activities where donations were collected, the campus chapter became the 
leading college chapter in donations to the national organization. 

The goal of the organization was to raise awareness about AIDS. Each year a 
section of the AIDS quilt was brought to the university, offering an opportunity 
for the entire community to join and learn about those affected. 

In 1997 students created a panel to add to the quilt in memory of those who 
have died from the disease. "The panel we created gave students a chance to join 
together for something they believe in," said co-president Maureen Odenwelder, 
J senior. "People think it can't happen to them and we want to show them they 
need to be careful," she said. 


the Pear of AIDS 

Kim, a 1 3-year-old camper, looks on as Precious 
and Neil Willenson are joined by an enthusiastic 
audience member in a skit. Sponsored by Students 
for Camp Heartland, the event featured skits, music 
and storytelling as it educated a packed Grafton- 
Stovall Theatre about HIV and AIDS. ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 

30b I Classes ■ Camp Heartland 

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The main event of the year was the Journey of Hope tour. The tour was a national 
event, bringing children whose lives have been in some way affected by AIDS across 
the country to talk to others about their experiences. 

"I think it really makes people realize how serious the disease is," said co-president 
Jen Mattison, a senior. "Often times people don't understand it until it is right in 
front of their eyes." 

It was the sixth year the Journey of Hope tour stopped at the university. Four 
campers, ages 8-16, joined founder of Camp Heartland Neil Willenson to talk about 
the virus and their personal experiences with it. The campers spoke to a fliU crowd 
in Grafton-Stovall Theatre at a two-hour assembly, warning them of the dangers of 
the virus and telling them not to be afraid of those with the disease. 

ABC's "20/20," as well as local news crews, came to film the event and interview 
members of Students for Camp Heartland. 

All the funds raised by the campus organization were donated to Camp Heardand. 
The students therefore relied on outside fimding and donations to run the events. 

"It's difficidt sometimes, but for the most part, JMU has been very supportive, " 
said Odenwelder. "UPB and local businesses have helped many times, and SGA 
was a major supporter for the Journey of Hope tour this year." ■ 

"People think it can't 
happen to them and 
we want to show 
them they need to be 
careful." a- senior 
Maureen Odenwelder 

Founder of Camp Heartland Neil Willenson 
joins the audience in listening to the heart- 
breaking story of 8-year-old Precious who 
was bom with HIV. Willenson founded Camp 
Heartland in 1 993, determined to create 
a haven for children with AIDS to escape 
from the fears and pressures that come 
with the disease. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 


Classes ■ Sophomores 3^7 

[ Reading on the Quad Photo by Steve Boling ] 

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"I want tD do 

anything I can 

do during my 

years of college 

tD help any 

future blind 

students, I am 

ready and 

willing to put 

my best foot 


» freshman 

Ben Tbmko 



Taking his usual route to the Music 
Building on a t)'pical school day, fresh- 
man Ben Tomko paid close anendon to 
the sounds surrounding him. A sumu- 
lating orchestra of noise from the crunch 
of pebbles underfoot to the laughter and 
voices of fellow students charting on 
their way to class filled his ears with every step as he walked the familiar path to class. 

Although born an artist wdth a special ear for music, his highly developed sense of 
hearing came as a result of a life-changing event during his high school years. After dis- 
covering the presence of a brain tumor called Pilocytic Astrocytoma, doctors removed the 
benign growth to save his life v\ith imtortunate consequences. The operadon caused Tomko 
to lose most of his sight, casting him into virtual darkness. 

Not about to let his visual handicap deter him from his dreams, Tomko made plans 
to attend college and study music. "When I came to JMU, I noticed the congeniality 
of the campus. And I know it doesn't play a huge role, but the first day I visited, it was a 
bright and sunny day and every first visit at other college campuses was cloudy and 
rainy and that made a world of difference, " he said. 

With his right eye a filter for light and dark, and his left eye having peripheral capa- 
bilities only, Tomko's other senses had to compensate for his lost sight. "I have extra 
sensory perception as a result. I have tremendous hearing and a really strong memory. 
All my school books are on audio cassette so I have to listen and remember what's said 
cause I cant read my own handwriting. Sometimes I tape class lectures and sometimes 
I just Hsten to see what I consume," said Tomko. 

An important consideradon in choosing a school came not only in what programs 
they offered in his area of interest but what kind of services they could provide to accommo- 
date his disability. "When they found I had a vision problem that they needed to tend 
to, they gave me all kinds of Office of Disabilities information. They got me in the 
closest dorm to the Quad so I could get to my classes quicker, they gave me a handicap 
dorm room, I get to schedule ahead of seniors and I have my choice of where I want 
to live the rest of the time I'm here." 

With the help of a vision counselor, Tomko was able to obtain his schedule early 
and map out each of his classes, memorizing a daily route. In less than two weeks, Tomko 
knew the sounds, smells and different environments of campus like the back of his hand. 
"I know where all of the big buildings are but new buildings are kind of a challenge. 
When someone tells me they live in a dorm I've never been to, that's going to be kind 
of interesting gening there," he chuckled. 

Quickly assimiladng to campus and making friends was no sweat for Tomko, a self- 
proclaimed "people person." A music and theater background quickly attracted him to the 
likes of the Swing Club, the JMU Chorale and the all-male a cappella group The 
Madison Project. Pledging to do what he coidd for future handicapped students, he also 
served on the board for su^estions, giving input about the needs of disabled students. 

"If you saw me looking around you probably wouldn t know that I have a sight prob- 
lem. There are a lot of things I can't do but there are probably more things that I can 
and anything I can do, I want to do. I want to enjoy my independence as much as any 
other college freshman. Anything I can do during my years of college to help any fiiture 
blind students, I am ready and willing to put my best toot forward, " he said. ■ 

Making his way bacl< to 
his room in Huffman Hall, 
freshman Ben Toml(0 
follows a familiar route, 
passing Varner House on 
his way home. Tomko, 
virtually blind, partici- 
pated in The Madison 
Projert, JMU Chorale 
and the Swing Club. ■ 
Photo by Laura Creecy 



3 I O I Classes ■ Profile: Ben Tomko 

abbott - Campbell 

Megan B. Abbott 
Ashleigh B. Adams 
Meghan A. Adams 
Jason C. Aikens 
Angela M. Albrink 
Dominic F. Alexander 
Michelle J. Alexander 

Lauren J. Alfonso 
Megan E. Allen 
Terry A. Altobello 
Scott H. Anderson 
Christianna E. Andrews 
Matthew P. Antaya 
Troy W. Argenbright 
Benjamin T. Asma 

Neils C. Asmussen 
Jaime L. Auletto 
Laura A. Bailey 
Meghan Y. Baillargeon 
Benjamin G. Baker 
Emily M. Baker 
Elizabeth V. Bakes 
Matt R. Barclay 

James S. Batka 
Tina L. Battuello 
Jay A. Bayer Jr. 
Danielle J. Bayncs 
John D. Beavers 
Jada R. Beazer 
Katie C. Beidler 
Leah M. Benson 

James L. Berry 
Kristen A. Bertram 
Elissa A. Betar 
Lori M. Bianchet 
Katie R. Blanchard 
Tracy E. Blanchard 
Tracey L. Blum 
Lauren K. Boote 

Jamie A. Booth 
Jonathan M. Borchers 
Kristin S. Bouley 
William P. Boulia 
Kelly T. Bowmaster 
Amanda S. Bowser 
Brian C. Boyd 
Sarah J. Bradley 

Andrew J. Braga 
Erin L. Brakensiek 
Jessica N. Bramhall 
Ana C. Bravo-Morales 
MollyA. Breffitt 
Benjamin T. Brennan 
Laurel M. Brent 
Jennie E. Brogan 

Lauren S. Brooks 
Kristin M. Broughton 
Amanda M. Brown 
Erica C. Browne 
Benjamin Brueggemann 
Christopher R. Buchholz 
Robert S. Burghart 
Amanda R. Burke 

Melissa L. Burke 
Amy L. Burkert 
Laura V. Burnette 
Devin D. Burum 
Daniel J. Buxhoeveden 
Krissy E. Callahan 
Will M. Camnitz 
Christie B. Campbell 

Classes ■ Freshmen 3 ^ ^ 


canavan - emenheiser 

Kelly A. Canavan 

Colin M. Carpenter 

Brian C. Carr 

Seth J. Casana 

Melissa A. Castagna 

JonathunJ. Catapano 

Shannon R. Caulfield 

Lisa M. Cecchini 

Adricnne M. Cecil 

Stephen M. Cembrinski 

Wendy R. Chambliss 

Courtney K. Chandler 

Nathan S. Charles 

Scott Chong 

Jessica H. Clark 

Steven M. Clark 

Amanada M. Clanor 

David E. Ciementson 

Ashlc)' C. Clevenger 

Henry B. Clower 

Jacqueline M. Coates 

Margaret A. Collier 

Justin J. Conard 

Keturah E. Corell 

Amanda N. Costley 

Lisa M. Gotten 

DarcyJ. Cox 

Amy L. Crabtree 

Carolyn J. Crawford 

Karen L. Crenshaw 

Jeffrey M. Cretz 

Dalesha D. Criner 

Erin E. Croke 

Michael L. Cronlund 

Allison L. Culbreth 

Sarah A. Cunningham 

Kimberly M. Dacey 

Brooke C. Dail 

Heather D. Dale 

Ashley M. Dameron 

Thomas B. Dameron 

Rebecca H. Daner 

Alyson J. Daniels 

Jennifer E. Davis 

Maria C. Dec 

Courtney S. Delk 

Lisa A. DeNoia 

Bunty K. Dharamsi 

Lynette M. Diaz 

Nanc>' A. Dicke 

Bethany J. Diehl 

Melanie A. Dionne 

Shannon K. Doherty 

Tara A. Dooley 

Margaret P. Doran 

Elizabeth S. Dougherty 

C. Michael Dove 

Jared M. Doyle 

Lisa M. Dryden 

Michelle L. DuBow)- 

Lynn M. Duesterhaus 

Michelle M. Dugent 

Curtis M. Dyer 

Kai P. Eason 

Laura K. East 

Jessica A. Easton 

Erika L. Eaton 

Lauren M. Eaton 

Joshua S. Edmonds 

Katie E. Elliott 

Amber M. Ellis 

Stewart E. Emenheiser 

312 i Classes ■ Profile: William Tate 

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Spelling out his last name 
with students, School of 
Art and Art History pro- 
fessor Bill Tate leads his 
Design Drafting class in an 
exploration of creativity 
across the stage of Latimer- 
Shaeffer Theatre in Duke 
Hall. An architect, Tate 
taught interior design and 
industrial design classes as 
well as art history. ■ Photo 
by Carlton Wolfe 

He used the words meaning, culture and symbol when talking about the subject 
he taught. "It is the voice of the people, and understanding it is vital to society, " 
said professor William Tate. 

His riddle was difficult to decipher, but walking to classes most students noticed 
it. Whether outdoors or inside, no one could escape it. If you were on the Quad, it 
was mosdy composed of bluestone, sturdy white columns and large, arched windows, 
creating the "university" look. It is, of course, architecture, what was built to make 
the spaces in which we lived. 

Architecttire involved the "creative process" that Tate described as both fascinating 
and holy. To tap into the process students did not need to be geniuses according to 
Tate. Creativity could be cultivated, and it took perseverance, risk and plunging 
into the unknown, he said. 

Studying architecture involved studying culture. Tate saw an illness in our 
"efficiency culture" that was affecting our souls when he looked at the way Americans 
built their world aroimd them. To illustrate his point, he quoted Winston Churchill: 
"First we shape our spaces, then they shape us." 

Tate's rich history with architecture included getting his master's from the Uni- 
versity of Virginia, working with small design firms in Charlotte, N.C., and Williams- 
burg, Va., and apprenticing and teaching at Lafayette University in Louisiana before 
remrning to his native state of Virginia to teach. Perhaps his most intriguing experience 
was working with architect Ricardo Legorreta in Mexico City. Legorreta was "one 
of the worlds best, " said Tate. Legorreta brought what Tate referred to as the "poetic 
element into the hotels, corporations and resorts he designed. 

Tate, at the university since 1993, taught and practiced architecmre. He described 
teaching interior architecture and design as not "a course in learning how to arrange 
furniture, " but rather learning how to "make space that affirms what one is doing." 

Furthermore, Tate spent five weeks in Vienna with about 
20 students every other summer. These trips provided some 
of his most memorable times with students. In Vienna he 
foimd the essence of his ideas were alive, and that his students, 
"rediscover what a street can be." "Americans don't know 
what a street is." 

Vienna was where he, "cultivated a sense of being" by 
sitting in monastic chapels and Viennese cafes. He referred 
to Vienna as a "cafe culture" where one can "learn to waste 
time." The attunement to detail in Viennese work and con- 
versations with architects there, combined with all their experiences, made it diffi- 
cult to return to the States. Students created a book of writings, illustrations and 
photos after each trip. 

Along with teaching, Tate owned his own firm in Staunton, Va., named de nada. It 
was a small firm that was not specialized but rather networked and collaborated as 
the projects demanded. He recently worked on a theater and design competitions. 

While his practice kept his creativity from rusting, teaching was an experience of 
discovery that Tate shared with his smdents. Beyond discovery he hoped to ignite their 
interest in architecture. "The passion must be passed on to the next genetarion," he said. ■ 

Tite described 
his inKrior 
design and 
classes not as 
"a course in 
learning how 
to arrange 
furniture," but 
rather, learning 
how to "make 
space that 
affirms what 
one is doing." 

Annid drafting tables, 
tracing paper and Rapido- 
graph pens, professor Bill 
Tate encourages his stu- 
dents to take risks with 
their art. Despite any 
initial trouble with Tate's 
more abstract way of 
teaching, students soon 
welcomed his challenges, 
forcing them to grow in 
their creativity and skills. 
■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Classes ■ Freshmen 13^3 


Focusing on her next grip, 
senior Brenda Sutherland 
attempts to conquer UREC's 
climbing wall. The 30-foot 
wall was one of Virginia's 
largest indoor walls. ■ 
Photo by Laura Creecy 

Working with his partner, 
senior Jamie Mackie works 
his way up the climbing 
wall. The partners were re- 
sponsible for taking turns 
belaying each other on the 
wall. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 





UREC instructor Emily Barrett, a sophomore, 
makes sure junior John Thomas is equipped 
for the climb up the climbing wall in the 
UREC atrium as junior Jason DiCarlo looks 
on. The indoor wall was an ideal place to 
practice the techniques used on real moun- 
tains. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 


A girl struggled to cling to the 
ru^ed, slippery surface beneath her, 
as her feet dangled in mid-air. A quick glance 
down revealed far-away faces eyeing her expec- 
tantly. The girl was determined to succeed. 

"Don't fall down!" yelled a voice from the 
safety of the second floor. A new climber was 
on her way to the top, despite the distractions 
of her lellow students working out upstairs. 

While often gazing up at the picturesque 
mountains that enclose the Shenandoah Valley, few students had the opportunity to 
learn the skills involved in scaling a mountain. UREC's climbing school, a relatively 
recent addition to the center's adventure program, was taught by knowledgeable 
and experienced student rock climbers. 

Divided into approximately 22 sessions, the program cost $8 and included class- 
room and indoor wall instruction. Potential climbers required a partner to belay 
them, or monitor their safety harness and cord. However, first-time climbers had the 
option of requesting an instructor to serve as their partner during a "first climb." 
Climbers who had already taken a wall competency test, which covered the basics 
of repelling and climbing, or the boulder competency test, which covered safe ground 
climbing technique, could reserve blocks of time for climbing at any time. Both 
competency tests had written and demonstration sections. The program also had 
three skill levels, ranging from beginner to experienced. All levels had the opportimity 
to learn new techniques or refine their skills in Advanced Technique Clinics through- 
out the semester. For the climber who had mastered the indoor wall, UREC also 
offered outdoor trips where students could encounter the "real thing. " 

Junior Jason DiCarlo, a climbing school student, had already been outdoor 
climbing in Colorado and Virginia, but wanted to continue his pursuit of the "chal- 
lenge " in an indoor venue. "The UREC wall and climbing program offer some of 
the best indoor climbing. Where else can you safely climb a realistic 30-foot cliff 
any time of the year and with a limited climbing background?" said DiCarlo. 

Another fellow UREC climber, senior Jamie Mackie, had more personal reasons 
for attending the climbing school. "I did it because I'm scared of heights. I thought 
it might help me overcome my fear, knowing that even if I fall, I'm safe," said Mackie. 

DiCarlo had specific goals in mind for his life after the program. "My amigos 
and I plan on climbing every week so that we can tackle some mammoth mountains 
out west." 

No matter what their intention, the UREC climbing program's only requirement 
was a desire to climb. Any student, with any skill or fitness level, was welcome to try 
their hand at the wall. ■ 

314 I Classes ■ UREC Climbing Wall 

erickson - hili 

f I t J 

Laura E. Erickson 
Kimberly N. Esp 
Bellamy F. Eure 
Jessica C. Evers 
Tori A. Falls 
Amy D. Faulconer 
Brad W. Fawsett 
Meghann A. Fee 

Erin K. Field 
Joy D. Finley 
Daniel V. Foose 
Chad R. Foti 
Christopher C. France 
Sarah E. Frick 
Margot E. Frick-Tordella 
Jennifer N. Fritz 

Jennifer M. Froehlich 
Keith J. Ganci 
Jason M. Garber 
Kristal X. Garrett 
Meredith K. Geary 
Rachel M. Geller 
Laura B. Gendreau 
Erin A. GeofFrion 

Ellie R. Gibberman 
Benjamin C. Gibson 
Rashad G. Gilliam 
ThaddeusJ. Glotfelty 
Kelly Gooch 
Haley F. Gouldin 
Tiffany A. Grant 
Catherine A. Gravatt 

Samantha Grayson 
Stephanie M. Greene 
Julie L. Grigsby 
Valerie A. Grinblat 
Lori A. Groom 
Sarah H. Grossmiller 
Rebecca M. Guerreiro 
Hilar}' M Hamby 

Margaret L. Hamill 
Shannon L. Hamshar 
Kevin J. Hancock 
Jerad M. Hanlon 
Jessica R. Hanson 
Midori J. Hargrave 
Cher)'l C. Harman 
Mark E. Harmon 

Summer D. Harrington 
M. Ali Harris 
Jennifer A. Harris 
Steve F. Harris 
Nathan K. Harrison 
Sarah E. Harrison 
Sabrina K. Harshbarger 
Laura R. Hart 

Jamie M. Hasenauer 

Melissa L. Heath 
Lisa D. Heffern 
Michelle L. Heim 
Kelly M. Heindet 
Jeff D.Helfgott 
Caleb Heller 

Sheila R. Heller 
Valerie M. Helsiey 
Laura E. Hennessey 
Lauren D. Henry 
Kellea J. Hester 
Harry A. Hibbitts 
Ashley O. Hickcox 
Ashla C. Hill 

Classes ■ Freshmen I 3 ^ ^ 

hinrichs - leete 

Jenna A. Hinrichs 

Benjamin A. Hirsch 

Aaron S. Hitchcock 

Elizabeth K. Hodges 

Erika M. Hoffman 

Josh B. Holaday 

Jason M. Hollar 

Regina L. HoUey 

Nick J. Holsinger 

Molly E. Hood 

Teresa J. Hoover 

Pamela D. Hoppes 

Mark J. Hoskins 

Ryan D. Howard 

William C. Howard 

Erin J. Huddy 

Kaiherine N. Hughes 

Elisabeth W. Hull 

Anne Lloyd Hunley 

Jenny G. Hunnius 

Jessica M. Hunzeker 

Dan N. Huynh 

Sheri L. Hysan 

Mara E. Idoni 

Hayley S. Inthar-A-Yacm 

Katharine H. Isidoridy 

Jessica E. Jackson 

Kelvin A. Jackson 

Dana A. Jaffc 

Randall D. James 

Sarah W. Jarding 

Krisha N. Jay 

Buddy W. Jenkins 

Sara A. Jenkins 

Ellen R. Jessec 

Hadley S. Johnson 

Mark P. Johnson 

Renita A. Johnson 

Danielle M.Jones 

Shelley N. Jones 

Desiree N. Joy 

Ryan C. Kahl 

MandyJ. Kamicn 

Heidi J. Keener 

Shannon E. Kelle)' 

Philip C. Keirstead 

Katelynn Kem 

Ayesha 1. Khan 

Keri T. Kidd 

Jennifer M. Kies 

Mariam Kim 

Ruth Y. Kim 

Kari J. Kipp 

Hiiaiy L. Kissel 

Brooke A. Kotarides 

Lisa B. Kovener 

Amber B. Krause 

Laura P. Krempasky 

Stacey L. Kretschy 

Lori P. Krizek 

Juan J. Kuilan 

Joanna A. Kulkin 

Lisa M. Kwisnek 

Jose R. Laguardia 

Jade M. Lai 

Christina E. Lamkin 

Ashle)' L. Lanteigne 

Lauren A. Larkin 

Leah H. UVelle 

Kimberly L. Lazenby 

Briana A. Leach 

Michelle L. Leete 

310 Classes ■ Profile: Dr. James Butler 





has been 


it's as if I 

never left: 


• Dr. James 


As students entered the classroom of Dr. James Buder 
for the first time, some thought they had walked into 
the wrong room. The dimly lit auditorium featured a 
movie screen displaying the words, "Good morning." Music 
began to fill the room as students realized they were in for 
a treat. "I've been at JMU for 800 years," said Buder, with 
a broad smile, who estimated he had taught psychology' 
to 30,700 students. His kindly face and gentle demeanor 
sometimes hid his dry sense ot humor that he expressed 
often in class. 

Perhaps it was how he intertwined personal experiences in class that made it 
enjoyable to sit through and even worth crossing South Main Street to Anthony- 
Seeger Hall. Butler's teaching style developed over the years as technological tools 
became more advanced. Reflecting on things he did fcfr class in the past, he described 
them as "pitifiil." Initially he spent about 60 hours putting together a single class 
presentation, but then was able to make necessary adjustments easily. "I make the 
class the way I would personally like it presented to me, " said Butler, who realized 
not all students liked his teaching style. 

Although Butler admitted to sometimes repeating the same stories in the three 
GPSY classes he taught, he enjoyed telling his favorite stories over and over again. 
"When you find something that is received well, you tend to repeat it," said Butler. 
"Through the years you collect things in your mind." Buder also liked the large class 
size, which he found more exciting, because everyone was there for the context of the class. 

During class, Butler sat on stage at a lectern, clicking his "sometimes-possessed" 
mouse through the course material, which included interesting facts, pictures from 
his trip to Freud's home in Vienna, Austria, and even a picture from his wedding 
day. He drew on his experiences from his previous job as a clinical psychologist, which 
he said was "kind of dull." Although he had a number of interesting experiences, 
Butler knew he did not want to be a psychologist forever. 

In his first job at medical school, Buder did not enjoy the "business-like" environ- 
ment where he found it more practical than academic. He knew when he began 
teaching that it was what he wanted to do tor the rest of his life. He felt privileged 
to have the "opportunity to be with intelligent young people, " and he said that JMU 
gave him a more positive experience than he would have had at any other university. 
"Teaching at JMU has been delightful; it's like I never left college," said Butler. 
"JMU students have always been well mannered and delightful; they are a good 
collection of young people." He hoped that "everybody will end up in a niche 
where they can be perfectly satisfied with life." 

As a smdent at the University of Georgia, he decided to pursue psychology because 
of a "very charismatic and interesting" psychology professor he had. Psychology was 
"not a consuming interest" of his, but if it was good enough for his professor, he 
felt it was good enough for him. He also gave credit to his wife of 37 years for 
"inspiring him and giving him courage." How they met is an incredible story, but 
if you wanted to know the ending, you had to take his class. ■ 

Preparing for his next class, 
professor of psychology Dr. 
James Butler sits at his lec- 
tern in the Anthony-Seeger 
Hall auditorium. Butler 
estimated that he taught 
over 30,700 students at 
the university during his 
"800-year" tenure. ■ 
Photo by Laura Creecy 



classes ■ Freshmen 13^7 

-I localeateries 



Famished faculty and starving students find solace in local eateries 

A Luigi's Pizza cashier is framed 
by classic decorations and 
colorfully painted walls. Luigi's 
was famous for it's decor, 
ranging from Elvis pictures to 
clocks to house plants. ■ Photo 
by Laura Greco 

Stacks of pizza boxes line a 
back wall at Luigi's Pizza. 
Formerly located on South 
Main Street, Luigi's moved to 
South High after being bought 
by three alumni. ■ Photo by 
Laura Greco 



name Luigi's Pizza 

address 1059 5. High St. 


Food: classic, hand-tossed, loaded-wlth- 
fresh-toppings pizza with homemade 
dough and sauce 

Atmosphere: loud painted walls cluttered 
with decorations; dozens of plants; 
crowded seating at plastic blue-ond-white 
checkered tablecloths; an open, Italian- 
style kitchen so you can moke sure the 
cooks are just cooking 

when to go 

anytime is Luigi's pizza time 

what to wear 

anything or nothing at all; everything goes 
at Luigi's 

what you may no t know 

Luigi's, a staple of Harrisonburg since 
1 983, used to occupy the building on 
South Main Street that now houses Kinko's; 
the restaurant was bought by three JMU 
graduates and offers over 40 toppings, 
including the Zen Pizza that has 1 4 
toppings on a 1 6-inch pizza 

name L & S Diner 

address 255 N. Liberty St. 


Food: incredible omelets; franks and beans; 
anything you can imagine Mel cooking 
up at the most reasonable prices in town 
Atmosphere: only a single bar with 
immovable stools are housed inside the 
train caboose; women get to use the 

indoor bathroom, men, outside around what_tO_wear_ 

the corner; the wait staff takes care of 
you like a mother would 

when to go 

time doesn't matter in the downtown 
caboose, they serve breakfast all day 

most patrons are Harrisonburg residents; 
dress inconspicuously 

what you ma y not know 

it's a caboose; no really, it's a caboose 

3 I O Classes ■ Local Eateries 

leili - o'neill I- 

t f % 

Jessica R. Leili 
Jennifer L. Lemley 
Cacherine A. Leonard 
Matthew G. Liberati 
Evan C. Livick 
Sara J. Long 
Kelly A. Longstreet 
Tianna M. Love 

Jennifer R. Lovell 
Stao' M. Lowthert 
Ellen M. Luckring 
Dara E. Lunn 
Heather M. Lynch 
Kelly A. Lyon 
Elise J. Macchio 
Margaret T. MacKenzie 

A. Kate Maggi 
Noah S. Mahoney 
Kehl R. Mandt 
Hilary N. Mann 
Anthony C. Marchegiano 
Holly N. Marcus 
Jennifer J. Marras 
Jaclyn F. Marsano 

Julia K. Marshall 
Christopher R. Martines 
Carlo J. Martinez 
Susanna C. Martone 
Daniel J. Martonik 
Christopher A. Mason 
Nicole E. Mason 
Melody L. Mathews 

Kevin P. McArthur 
Shannon K. McClure 
Katherine L. McDonald 
Lindsay B. McGahuey 
Maura A. McGovern 
Bridget M. McGurk 
Jonathan D. McKirachan 
Scott S. McKissick 

Maureen E. McLoughiin 
Grace G. McNicholas 
Andrew W. McNown 
Angela M. McPherson 
Scott B. MehafFey 
Riya R. Mehta 
Joseph A. Meiburger 
Amy K. Miller 

Charity L. Miller 
Kandice N. Minor 
Travis O. Mitchell 
Tarik J. Moafi 
D. Scott Moffett 
Aron D. Moody 
Emily M. Moore 
Lauren A. Moore 

Michelle A. Moore 
David J. Moss 
Dan W. Murphy 
Karen C. Needle 
Jennifer N. Nelson 
Lesley P. Newman 
Grant R. Nielson 
Stephanie A. Nightlinger 

Lisa C. Nixon 
Terrence D. Nowlin 
Mary C. Nyslrom 
Elsbeth A. O'Brien 
Megan J. O'Brien 
Patrick J. O'Brien 
Rachel R. O'Donnell 
Lesley A. O'Neill 

Classes ■ Freshmen 



oberholtzer - senseny \ 

Jennifer A. Oberholtzer 

J. Kyle Offenbacher 

Janet N. Osborne 

Suzanne P. Otchy 

Catherine E. Overstreet 

Stefanie D. Owen 

Kari C. Pabis 

Angela D. Packard 

Sylvia H. Pak 

Staci L. Panus 

Christy J. Park 

Eun-Sun Park 

Steven E. Paugh 

Benjamin T. Peacock 

Bryan J. Pearsall 

Jessica E. Peed 

Shelly L. Pennow 

Shannon E. Perley 

Lindsey A. Perry 

Laura A. Peters 

Christine A. Phalon 

Daniel P. Pierson 

Tashyan Pitter 

Melissa S. Plaughcr 

Lauren P. Plemmons 

Bradley R. Polk 

Rebekah A. Porter 

Jennifer L. Powell 

Kelly E. Price 

Mary D. Price 

Jeremy L. Pryor 

William M. Quarles 

Lisa A. Ravindra 

Lindsey A. Read 

Jonathan F. Redcross 

Nicole R. Reyes 

Christina M. Ricchiuti 

Melissa A. Rich 

Heather P. Richardson 

Silvana Ritacco 

Allison J. Robbins 

M. Molly Roberts 

Jennifer L. Robertson 

Kyia L. Robinson 

Lauren L. Rowland 

William H. Roy 

Samantha T. Royal! 

Sarah J. Rudman 

Sara E. Rumbley 

Adam L. Rutherford 

Lisa M. Sager 

Peter G. Salmon 

Naomi G. Sandler 

Samantha L. Saxet 

Amanda I. Schaaf 

Colleen D. Schak 

Whitney A. Schmalenberger 

Dara L. Schmidt 

Kelly M. Schneider 

Christine M. Schoonmakcr 

Beth S. Schroeder 

Marissa A. Schuchat 

Patricia A. Schultz 

Gillian P. Schuiz 

Ben F. Schumin 

Malcolm B. Schweiker 

Carolyn E. Scott 

Melissa D. Scott 

Amy E. Scruggs 

Amy M. Self 

Lindsey D. Semon 

Jennifer E. Senseny 


Classes ■ Local Eateries 


-I localeateries ] 

name Spanky's Delicatessen 

address 60 W. Water St. 



Food: sandwiches, giant macaroni and 

cheese, sandwiches, jelly beans, sandwiches, 

baked potatoes and sandwiches 

Atmosphere: the place in town with the 

most culture and nostalgia; patrons can 

leave their mark on Spanky's, literally, ^?^^^^^ 

by carving their names into the tables r ' 

and walls 

when to go^ 


anytime you need a lift, a Spanky's stroll 
down memory lane will brighten your day, 
one look at The Incredible Hulk or a G.l. 
Joe lunchbox will bring a smile to any 
student's face 

what to wear 

if you can deface the property, you must 
know they'll accept anything you wear 

what y ou may not know 

although hundreds of decorations cover 
the walls and ceiling, owner Roland Mocher 
has a warehouse full of memorabilia if any 
replacements are necessary 

I*!'! 'i5(fti 

A Spanky's waitress serves tier customers upstairs 
amidst the memorabilia on ttie walls. ■ Photo by 
Rick Harman 


^biter , 

or the 




mr.cT;^m s 

name Mr. Gatti's Pizza 

address 141 S. Carlton St. 


Food: barbecue chicken pizza; ranch sauce 
Atmosphere: a normal pizza joint turns into rollicking fun in the 
bock party rooms or in Gatti Land, the game room filled with 
arcades, Skee Boll and a shoot 'em up basketball game where 
patrons earn tickets to "purchase" spider rings or plastic bats 

vwhen tog o 

lunch or dinner buffets, when customers eat unlimited pizza, 
salad, breadsticks and ranch sauce 

what to wear 

your standard small-town eatery accepts you just the way you are 

what you ma y not know 

students get $ 1 off the buffet with a JAC 





Biltmore Grill 

221 University Blvd. 


Food: Thumbs and Toes; burgers, steaks 
Atmosphere: Greek Row meets 
Harrisonburg head-on; one pinball machine, 
pool table and juke box in the back 

when to go 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights; 
go early to ovoid the wait at the door 

what to wear 

standard Greek attire: men— Abercrombie 
& Fitch, khakis, American Eagle, anything 
leather, beer goggles; women— anything 
tight or low<ut, pants with front and/or bock 
zippers, anything leather, beer goggles 

what you may not know 

Biltmore showcased student talents, 
including Sunday night karaoke and 
Thursday night student singers, and 
offered the hungry unlimited eats of 
their Thumbs and Toes on Tuesdays, 
enticing members of the Fat House 

Classes ■ Freshmen 3 ^ ^ 

-I localeateries 

or the 



The original Dave's Taverna, 
located downtown, was bought 
by Dave and Julie Miller in 1 994. 
It was a popular place for eat- 
ing, drinking and playing cards. 
■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

Dave's Taverna Express, located 
on Port Republic Road, opened 
in 1 998. The second Dave's loca- 
tion was opened after the 
owners felt the need to expand. 
■ Photo by Melissa Bates 




ave s 


name Dave's Taverna; Dave's Express 
address 95 S. Main St.; 

810 Port Republic Rd. 


Food: Greek specialties, pizza 
Atmosphere: relaxed poker lounge, busy 
on the weekends; quick cafe, carry-out 

when to g o 

any daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
(all day on Monday), and dinner, or to 
relax and play cards with your friends, be 
sure to go early to avoid waiting for the 
limited seating; during cram sessions or 
on weekends for late-night munchies 

what to wear 

casual attire complemented by a poker 
face; drunken hunger on your sleeve 

Prior to Oct. 1 , 1 994, Dave's was named 
Gus' Taverna for then-owner Gus Flores, 
who also owns Jess' Lunch. Dave's featured 
live jazz on Tuesdays and acoustic music 
on Wednesdays 


Jess' Lunch 
22 S. Main St 


Food: hot dogs, hot dogs, hot dogs 
Atmosphere: simple small-town diner, 
complete with wooden booths and sodas 
served in cans 

what to wear 

flannels, work boots and an iron stomach 


when to g o 

open seven days a week, the busiest times 
are from 1 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. for the working 
man's lunch 


Jess' has existed in some way since the 
1 920s, but the major 1 979 fire did 
extensive damage to the building; don't 
count calories; "If you're going to have 
five hot dogs with everything and an order 
of fries, the Diet Coke won't help," said 
veteran waitress Statja Molewski, a senior 

Jess' Lunch, located in Court Square, has been fam- 
ily owned for over SO years. Current owner Gus Flores 
had Jess' for 41 years. ^ Photo by Statia Molewski 

322 Classes ■ Local Eateries 


seward - Vizcaino |- 


Elizabeth W. Seward 
Maryann E. Shehan 
Samantha E. Shepherd 
Rebecca E. Sherard 
Paige W. Shiflett 
Yekaterina B. Shkolnikova 
B. Reid Shrewsberry 
Naomi M. Simmons 

Susanna R. Simpson 
Susan M. Siry 
Emily F. Slovonic 
Courtney R. Smith 
Emmanuel A. Smith 
Robyn M. Smith 
Alison M. Snow 
Emily C. Snyder 

lulianne D. Snyder 
Katherine E. Snyder 
lanet D. Sobel 
Jamie J. Specht 
JordannaJ. Spencer 
Sara M. Sprouse 
Brian M. Stagliano 
Jenny A. Staley 

Elizabeth A. Starbuck 
Stephanie B. Steinberg 
Danny P. Stevens 
Katherine D. Stockburger 
Leshe D. Stone 
David W. Strawsnyder 
Kathleen J. Stupec 
Katrina D. Summers 

Robert L. Suthard 
Lauren E. Sutphin 
Steve L. Syckes 
Amanda H. Taggart 
Sarah W. Taggart 
Sevana Tahmassian 
Rachel T. Tailby 
Melissa M. Tait 

Catrina H. Tangchittsumran 
lulie A. Taverna 
Gayle A. Taylor 
Torrey W. Templer 
John A. Templeton 
Adam C. ferminella 
Tiffany S. Terry 
Sarah M. Thomas 

Lisa C. Thomasson 
Kristine M. Thompson 
Rachelle L. Thompson 
Megan K. Thornton 
Sarah E. Thrift 
Jessica M. Tinsley 
Andrea N. Tippett 
Erika R. Todd 

Whitney L. ToUiver 
Allison C. Tomai 
Amy K. Trainer 
Beth G. Traynham 
Thu T. Truong 
Margaret K. Turner 
Jeana L. Upschulte 
David J. Urso 

Sheetal B. Urunkar 
Laura E. Vance 
David R. VanLuvanee 
Erica L. Van Voorhis 
Elizabeth Villarroel 
Ashley W. Vincent 
Rachel L. Vitagliano 
Paul S. Vizcaino 

Classes ■ Freshmen 3^3 


vogi - zinn i 

Alexis J. VogI 

Derick M. Vollmer 

Dianne N. Vu 

Elizabeth T. Wachendorf 

Hudson C. Walker 

Kitrina L. Wargo 

Samantha T. Warren 

Amanda B. Watrenmaker 

Barrett T. Waybright 

DonnieJ. Weinheimer 

Alexander J. Welch 

Andrew W. Werner 

Kristen L. Wesolowski 

Christopher C. West 

Michael S. Westphal 

Heather A. Westrick 

Lorena K. ^Tialan 

Amy M. Wheatley 

Wendy K. Wheeler 

Lindsey H. White 

Erin E. Wilkinson 

Carla L. Williams 

Marhonda Y. Williams 

Kelly E. Williamson 

Matthew C. Wilson 

Ryan M. Winters 

Erin E. Wishmyer 

David D. Woodard 

Douglas T. Woodhouse 

Kristoffer P. Wright 

Emily J. Wyman 

Tara A. Yancey 

Lauren D. York 

Wan Hsi Yuan 

Eleni N. Zavros 

Molly R. Zimpel 

Sara E. Zinn 

Despite the humorous sign found 
in a front window, the Little Grill's 
friendly atmosphere begins outside 
with smiles, hearts and sunflowers. 
The restaurant's menu was vege- 
tarian-based but offered some 
meat dishes at lunch. ■ Photos 
by Statia Molewski 

name The Little Grill 

address 621 N. Main St. 


Food: a variety of platters created from a vegetarian base, 

some meat disfies served at luncfi 

Atmosphere: more intimate, often crowded at nigfit 

w/hen to go 

steady flow of students and regulars all day; Tuesday is all 
you-can-eat veggie Mexican night; bands frequent the grill 
on Saturday; Sunday brunch 

whatlo weaiL^ 

anything goes: dreadlocks, bell-bottoms, three-piece suits 

what y ou may not know 

The Little Grill closes every Monday for a soup kitchen. Volun- 
teers from both the university and the community donate their 
food and their time to help the hungry 

324 I Classes ■ Local Eateries 

localeateries 1 


mr.t s 



Mr. J's Bag^s and Deli; 
Mr. J's Bagels and Deli II 
1 635 E. Market St.; 
1731 High St. 



Food: a 39-cent bagel; delectable bagel 
sandwiches; homemade muffins and cookies 
that aren't stale like the TDU variety 
Atmosphere: standard New York deli; 
order from a cashier, get a paper-wrapped 
bagel sandwich on a tray and seat yourself 

when to go 

anytime is bagel time, but Saturday and 
Sunday mornings are great ways to get 
stable foods into your body 

what to weaF 

a hangover; warm-up pants, sweatshirt, 
baseball cop 

what you may not knovu 

Mr. J's offers extensive catering services 
for parties of any size, including a 20-inch 
bagel; each store has innumerable drink 
selections ranging from canned and bottled 
drinks in refrigerators, drink machines and 
a soda fountain 



jior the 


Mr. J's Bagels and Deli offers a large 
variety of bagels and delectable bagel 
sandwiches in addition to homemade 
muffins and cookies. The Market Street 
location featured a mural of the Brooklyn 
Bridge. ■ Photos by Jennifer R. Smith 

name Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar 

address 1 007 S. Main St. 


Food: 1 varieties of buffalo wings, ranging 
from mild to blazin', and specialties inclu- 
ding spicy garlic, curry and lemon pepper 
Atmosphere: rowdy soccer hooligans 
meet Harrisonburg bar; competition between 
patrons heats up with Ploy Zone trivia; 
even with 20 beers on tap, patrons' vision 
never gets bod enough to lose sight of 
the two enormous television screens 

your team's favorite colors, your game 
face, your watch, a bib 

what you may not know 

BW3 replaced J.M.'s Bar and Grill, but 
inherited J.M.'s post follies. On probation 
from Virginia's Alcohol Beverage Control 
until April, BW3 made lost call at 1 1 p.m. 

w/hentog o 

game time, every time; happy hour daily 
from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday nights for 
25-cent wings; early, to avoid an even 
earlier last call 

A manager writes out the daily specials on the 
dry erase board that greets customers at BW3. 
Located in the building previously occupied by 
J.M.'s Bar and Grill, BW3 enjoyed success with 
its emphasis on sports. Customers could even 
play a few games themselves on the Play Zone 
trivia handsets located at each table. ■ Photos 
by Laura Creecy 

Classes ■ Freshmen 


universityleadership \- 



Dr. Linwood Rose 


Dr. Dou2;las Brown 

Vice President 
Academic Affairs 

326 I Classes • University Leadership 

Jeffrey Bourne 

Director of Atfiletics 

Though Dr. Linwood Rose was inaugurated as the university's fifth president 
on Sept. 17, he had already actively held the position for a year. During that time, 
the entire university administration underwent change. Throughout the year, Rose 
made several key appointments in order to better reach his vision of the university 
as the preeminent undergraduate institution in the country. 

Shortly after assuming his presidential role in 1998, Rose appointed Dr. Robert 
Scott, former vice president for student affairs and a 17-year administrative veteran, 
the vice president for institutional effectiveness, the first in the university's history. 
Rose created this new position in an effort to help the university better focus its 
efforts in planning, assessment and evaluation. 

After spending more than 20 years at the university as a student, faculty member 
and administrator, Dr. Mark Warner was appointed to take Scott's place as vice 
president for student affairs. Also an associate professor of health sciences, Warner 
was committed to serving student needs, enhancing student learning and facilitating 
student growth and to providing the best possible programs and services to help 
students develop the skills that would enable them to enjoy success as individuals, 
professionals and citizens. 

After spending more than six years at Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, Va., 
as the vice president for development and college relations, Mitchell Moore was 
appointed vice president for development and alumni relations in January 1999. 
At this university, Moore oversaw the approximate $4 million that was raised each 
year from private funds to benefit both academic and athletic programs. He was 
also in charge of the most ambitious fund-raising program in the school's history, 
a goal of an endowment and capital gifts total of $100 million dollars by 2008. 

% 111 

Dr. Ronald Carrier 


Dr. Barbara Casrello 

Vice President, University Relations 
and External Programs 




Dr. A JeiTV' Benson 

Interim Dean 

College of Integrated 

Science and Technology 

\ « \Vi 


Dr. David Brakke 

College of Science 
and Matfiematics 

Dr. John Gilje 

Interim Dean 

College of Education 

and Psycfiology 

Dr. Lmda Cabe 



General Education 

Dr. Robert Reid 

College of Business 

Dr. Richard Whitman 


College of Arts 

and Letters 

Rose's final appointment was Jeffrey Bourne, previously the executive 
associate athletics director at Georgia Tech, as the university's new athletics 
director. At a press conference to introduce Bourne in May 1999, Rose 
praised the new director. "Jeff Bourne has the combination of background 
and skills that we are looking for at JMU in terms of administration, financial 
management, marketing, fiind-raising and most importantly, leading our 
coaches and student-athletes ... He's committed to excellence, he's committed 
to the concept of the student-athlete that we know at JMU, he's committed 
to winning and winning by the rules." 

Behind ail of these changes were Rose's goals for the university, set forth 
in his inaugural address. "Waiting a year between assuming office and being 

installed does permit one the luxury of testing and confirming thoughts 
and ideas before publicly announcing them. I am pleased to say; however, 
that today I remain steadfast in my acknowledgment and commitment to 
four goals: to preserve the prominence of the student in all that we do at 
James Madison University; to secure a higher level of resources to support 
the faculty, staff and programs of this university; to embrace the concept of 
institutional effectiveness or simply put, accountability, and; to unite or 
align us in a common direction so that we might maximize our potential 
and achieve beyond our expectations and those of others. 

"But please keep in mind that our work together is of importance only 
if it results in improving the quality of educational experience for our smdents." ■ 



Charles King; 

Vice President 
Administration and Finance 

Mitchell Moore 

Vice President 
Development and Alumni Relations 

Dr. Roherc Scott 

Vice President 
Institutional Effectiveness 

Dr. Mark Warner 

Vice President 
Student Affairs 

Classes ■ Administration 3^7 

i i J 

w <, 

Kicking off Homecoming weekend, Student Government 
Association executive council members sophomore 
Michael Flaherty and senior Heather Herman, and other 
SGA members share their excitement with spectators at 
the Homecoming Spirit Parade. A tradition revived by the 
Madison Society, the parade route began at College Center. 
■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

Organizations 1329 


ychi omega 

At the very end of Greek Row, farthest from campus, a sorority house 
appeared quiet — bricked in the same manner as the other Greek houses 
and seen by some students as the "last" house on Greek Row. But that 
was not how the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega viewed their house. To 
them, it was "first" on Greek Row; it just depended on which side of the 
row you were on when looking at the houses. ■ Separating the bricked 
structure from all the others on Greek Row was the energy that came 
from within the walls, the part that only the sisters of AXtl saw. However, 
when they transferred that energy outside of their house and into the 
university and Harrisonburg com-munity, it was easy to understand 
why AXQ, considered themselves "first." ■ Approximately 120 women 
comprised AXfi which prided itself on stressing academic excellence, 
leadership, and personal development in each of its members. Since 
its establishment on Oct. 15, 1885, as a music firaternity, AXQ grew to 
become a social sorority that was intimately involved in the community 
tor 12 years. While creating a unique college experience for each of 
its women with special events such as fall formal, spring semi-formal, 
sister dates and various mixers, the sorority strove to provide service 
to the community through its philanthropy which benefited victims 
of domestic violence. ■ The organization sponsored community projects 
such as Frisbee Fling, a game of ultimate Frisbee between the fraternities 
on campus. Ten teams entered the fiind-raiser and each was responsible 
for raising $50. Members of AXQ acted as "coaches" for the fraternity 
teams providing them with breakfast the morning of the event and 
T-shirts with their fraternity letters. The money raised went to First 
Step, a shelter located in downtown Harrisonburg that served victims 
of domestic violence. Sigma Chi won the annual event that successfully 
raised $500. ■ AXQ 's commimity service extended into the spring as 
the sisters collected canned goods to benefit Great Hunger Clean-up, 
an organization that donated food to battered women shelters. As 
women bound by love, friendship, and sisterhood, the members of 
AXQ united within a house made of brick at the end of Greek Row, 
but "first" in the hearts of a community. ■ by Philip Davies 

Front Row: C. Peak, A. Adams, K. Hesse, J. Lut2, E.Teagan, S. Evans, M. McDaniel. Second Row: 5. Lincoln, 
S.Welch, J. Hunnicutt.CCarterLRescigncC.Baranowski, M.Cameron, C.Cooke, S.Somerville,K.Puttagio, 
J.Carlisle, F.Webster, P. Lambert, B.SnaitJer, C. Domazos, J. Hawkins. Third Row: C. Hassinger, A. Porter, 
A. Wicks, J. Hayden, E. Courage, S.Tahmassian, S. Jarding, L Pirkle, M. Isaacs, A. Bowen, J. Schlueter, A. 
Kapetanakis, M. Scott, L.Yancey, M. Nee, B. Gilvary, C. Sullivan. Back Row: J. Sahoisky,T.Thiele, S. Doxey. 
T.Vivian, W. latum, A. Keast, K. Cambers, J. Mason, D. Reid, J. Marchese, A. Swiails, B. Rose, M. Roberts, 
A. Reavis, S.Cross, N.Welch, S.Ryan. 

330 Organizations 

Seniors gather 
around the Alpha 
Chi Omega rock 
while they take part 
in their last bid 
celebration. The 
1998-99 pledge class 
painted the rock 
outside the AXQ 
house to show their 
love for their sisters. 
■ Photo c/o Alpha 
Chi Omega 

Alpha Kappa Lambda brothers take a break with their Alpha Chi 
Omega coaches during Frisbee Fling, AXQ's annual philanthropy. 
The mud and homemade T-shirts added to the excitement of the 
October event which benefited victims of domestic abuse. ■ 
Photo c/o Carrie Peak 

Alpha Chi Omega sister Alisa Swails, a senior, represents her sorority 
in Delta Gamma's annual Anchorsplash pageant. She was accom- 
panied by fellow dancers freshman Sarah Jarding and seniors 
Michele Northey, Mary Margaret McDaniel and Janine Marchese. 
■ Photo c/o Carrie Peak 

r- alpha chi rho 

Front Row: Aaron Vanderheiden, 
Eric Korn, Jack Sellers. Second 
Row: Mike Butterbean, Andy 
Martone, Adam Steele, Steve 
Harris, Thierry Driscoll. Back Row: 
Thomas Norford, Charles Nyonga, 
Mark Savage, Rob Downs. 

Alpha Chi Rho was a national fraternity for those who "adhere to the landmarks of 
realizing a man's brotherhood, morality, brotherly love and intrinsic worth. " 

P alpha phi alpha fraternity, inc. 

Front Row: Duane Bryant, 
Jamel Sparkes, Mahir Fadle. 

Through "manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind" the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fra- 
ternity, Inc., promoted unity. The fraternity sponsored the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar- 
ship and "Homeless Night Out on The Commons " to raise money to end homelessness. 

r- alpha psi omega 

Front Row: Bonnie Estes, Jenny 
Torino, Leah Swanson. Back Row: 
Michael Staley, Casey Kaleba. 

Alpha Psi Omega provided an additional resource for the theater department and provided 
exemplary leadership and a creative outlet for students wishing to excel in theater and 
the performing arts. 

Alpha Chi Omega / Alpha Chi Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Psi Omega I 33 ^ 


sorority, inc. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 
Inc., sisters sponsor a food 
drive for Mercy House in 
front of Kroger on Oct. 2. 
Throughout the year, .AK.\ 
committed many service 
projects including volun- 
teering for the Boys and 
Girls Club. ■ Photo c/o 
Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s itfain goal was to cultivate 
and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards. Members 
strived to promote imin- and friendship among women. They 
hoped to alleviate social problems that concerned women by 
studying more about these issues. They made a priority of 
maintaining a progressive interest in college life, and to be of 
service to all mankind. ■ AKA Sororit)', Inc., was founded 
on the campus of Howard University on Jan. 15, 1908, by 16 
women on the principles of sisterhood, scholarship and service. 
The Lambda Chi campus chapter was chartered on Feb. 12, 
1978, also by 16 devoted young women. ■ The organization 
was established to provide service to the commimity and to 
assist the progress of college women in societ)'. Their dedication 
to service has allowed them to be repeatedly recognized by the 
NAACP as Outstanding Service Organization and also by 
Student Organization Services as the 1997 Student Organization 
of the Year. ■ bv Teisha Garrett 

Front Row: Da Net 
Henderson, Jennifer Jackson. 
Second Row: Natasha 
DuMerville.Jetheda Warren 
Priscilla Magnusen.Back 
Row: Kimberly Turner, 
Shavalyea Wyatt Desiree 

332 Organizations 

Getting into the holi- 
day spirit, the Alpha 
Kappa Psi house 
hosts a pumpkin 
carving and dinner 
event. Each pledge 
joined their big bro- 
thers, pledge mom 
and pledge trainers 
in carving a special 
pumpkin. ■ Photo 
c o Sarah Reagan 

A Ga.-:;ccue at Westover Park gave fall 99 rushees and brothers a 
chance to interact by playing ultimate Frisbee and other outdoor ■ 
activities. The barbecue was one of many events to introduce anc 
.velcome students interested in joining Alpha Kappa Psi. ■ Photo 
c Sarah Reagan 

Alpha Kappa Psi brothers Tiffany Choy and Susan Saunders, both 
seniors, attend the Homecoming football game with several other 
brothers as well as with returning alumni. At various times through- 
out the year, AKT operated the concession stands at the games. 
• Photo c/o Sarah Reagan 


kappa psi 

"Win $1000 towards your tuition for next semester!" ■ Many stu- 
dents recognized this scenario because they took part in the raffle held 
by Alpha Kappa Psi during November. For the second year, the 
business fraternity's fund-raiser succeeded in benefiting Big Brothers 
Big Sisters of Harrisonburg. ■ "Unfortunately, the brothers and 
pledgee are ineligible to win the tuition money, but if I were randomly 
walking by and noticed the raffle, I would definitely take my chances 
at winning. My parents would love any contribution towards my 
education!" said Liz Boyer. Along with the raffle, AKT also did fiind- 
raising at football games and Convocation Center Clean Up after 
basketball games. ■ AKT chapter, Nu Psi, was chartered November 
1991. Individuals who believed in the importance of business and 
learning the necessary skills to advance in the business environment 
established the chapter. Activities the brothers did to obtain those 
skills involved hosting a variety of professional speakers who helped 
educate them about their career choices. They also were involved in 
the community through organizations such as Big Brodiers Big Sisters 
and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. ■ Although a 
professional business fraternity, there were numerous activities that 
were purely for fun, where brothers acted like true friends instead of 
business partners. Everyone worked toward common career goals, yet 
having fun was not completely out of the picture. A closer look at 
AKH' showed that, like any other organization, people were anxious 
to meet others and hoped to make friendships that would last a life- 
time. ■ by Melissa Marie Bates 

Front Row: Scott Root, Sean Doherty, Andrea Riley, Michelle Hammonds, Kathleen 
Wozny, Kristin Small, Mary Marshall, Danielle Bonners, Julia Yankey, Ryan Hally. Second 
Row: David Bruderle, Jeff Hubert, Brianna Rovegno, Marina Selepouchin, Juli Peterson, 
Wendy Stemetzki,Pengibu Huynh, Susan Saunders, Lara Martin, Tracy Haak, Sarah Reagan. 
Back Row: Andrew Miller, Tara Colwell, Allison Conforti, Tiffany Choy, Courtney Hawkins, 
Jessica Nakles,Sabrina Bradshaw, Nevada Dias,MikeCatoggio,KristinaGeffen,Scort Eucker. 

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Sitting outside looking down on the waters of Newman Lake, she was 
surrounded by hundreds of friends and plenty of delicious food. Then 
her mother said, "Honey, don't eat that, it's not good for you." ■ 
This was the scene on the second day of Parents Weekend at the Alpha 
Phi sorority house. Since the sorority was chartered on campus in 
1991, it held its annual Parents Weekend Luncheon. ■ "Each year 
we get about 220 people," said vice president of marketing Cindy 
Parekh. "We have about that many this year." ■ Invitations were 
sent out to parents inviting them to come meet the sisters of the 
sorority. The event was catered by Brooklyn's Deli. ■ Introducing 
her family to her AO sisters for the first time was sophomore Jill 
McGainey. McGainey's parents Cindy and Rob were very pleased with 
the sorority. "She did it (pledged) on her own pretty much," said Mrs. 
McGainey. "We didn't discourage it, we supported it." ■ "They were 
worried with it being too time consuming, but now that I am done 
with pledging they are really happy about it, " said McGainey. ■ Other 
events A<I> was involved in included: volunteering at The Litde Grill 
Soup Kitchen, helping with local day care clean-up, and a skate-a-thon 
with the area chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. They also participated 
in a Thanksgiving food drive, and each year they adopted a local 
family for Christmas. ■ When A$ sisters had finished helping the 
community they had a chance to get down and boogie at one of their 
dances. ■ "We have one formal a year, and four semi-formals, two 
each semester," said director of new member education Christianna 
Lewis. ■ Last year also marked the third consecutive year that Miss 
Madison honors had been bestowed on a sister of A4>. Erin Uyttewal, 
senior class president, was awarded the distinction during the Parents 
Weekend football game. ■ by Robyn Gerstenslager 

Front Row: L. Morreale. E. Goodman, L Monroe, S. Lesko, L. DePetris, A. Prandi, A. Broker, 5. Parekh, 
A. Ibach, C. Johnson, M. Scott, S. Molewski, M. Kertis. E. Lee, K. Walters, K. Felton. Second Row: N. 
Stefanelli, K. Szymona, K. Surano, J. Butler, H. Thomas, J. Bernstein, K. Graeb, L. Elk, J. Terletsky, K. 
Kirstein, A. McCombs, A. Polizzi, P, King, M. Sinopoli, N. Engman, M. Hixon, M. Cassidy, K. Hannon, 
C. Kully, L. Haines, N. Decker, K. Slagle, E. Uyttewaal. Third Row: S. Mathis, K. McCracken, D. Blake, 
J. Milligan, J. Parker, M. Carty, S. Yates, A. Parezo, C. Pins, L Fishpaw, C. Culley, E. Shoemaker, M. Kluz, 
E. Robinson, M. Gilhooly, M. Sanders, C. Summers, J. McGainey, S. Sayers, M. Teu. J, Brunetti, K. Kurz. 
Fourth Row: J. Romanucci, E. Loman, K. Busche, N. Portello, K. Groome, S. Blindauer, R, Farmer, 

A. Thurston, J. McNamara, C Miller, D. Plaugher, H. Bowdler, J, Harris, H. Olsen, T, Klebaur, K. Pius, 

B. Johnson, C. Magan, G. Bailey, A- Brudvig, C, Priddy, C. Bell, J. Shorter. Back Row: C, Cronin, J. 
Davidson, A. Gibbs, B. Wash, H. Rizzuto, S. Klawitter, C, Lewis, J, Barger, K. Holder, S. Rosenfeld, 

S. Hensky, M. Harrell, K. Holt, E, Woodall, R. Vitagliano, J. Chidley, C, Whiteford, M. Doyle, C. Kovzelove, 
J. Perley, L. ODell, K. Woodward, K. Julian, J. How. 

334 Organizations 

During Alpha Phi's 
bid celebration, junior 
Jackie Brunetti re- 
ceives a yellow rose 
and a bid eel T-shirt 
from junior Devin 
Blake.Fall recruitment 
increased member- 
ship by approximately 
50 women. ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 

During Parent's Weekend, Alpha Phi holds a luncheon for all the 
sisters and their visiting parents. Over sandwiches and salads, the 
sisters' parents got to know the women who had taken on an impor- 
tant role in their daughters' lives. ■ Photo by Robyn Gerstenslager 

Tossing candy into the crowd along Carrier Drive, sophomore Jenene 
Romanucci and seniors CeCe Smith and Korinne Graeb show their 
spirit at the Homecoming Parade. The parade was a reinstated tra- 
• dition that was supported by many groups. ■ Photo by Jessica Surace 

alphaphi omega 


Inspired by the cardinal principles of leadership, friendship 
and service, members of Alpha Phi Omega s chapter, Chi 
Gamma, volunteered their time and talents to the university 
and the Harrisonburg communit)' through regular service pro- 
jects during the year. ■ With approximately 70 diligent mem- 
bers and many active alumni, AOQ offered a wide range of 
service oppormnitie,s to organizations, including Special 01)111- 
pics. Society for the Prevention ot Cruelty to Animals, and the 
Association for Retarded Citizens. Brothers devoted an entire 
weekend in the spring and fall to service activities including 
food drives, spending time with the elderly and raising money 
for A4>t2 s national philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foun- 
dation®. ■ Social events such as the fall semiformal, alumni 
weekend and retreats brought brothers together, developing 
and strengthening friendships. ■ By encouraging its members 
to assume leadership roles in other organizations, inspiring them 
to appreciate each other as brothers and friends and providing 
service to the campus and, Harrisonburg, AOQ set an example 
of dedication to the community. ■ by Christina Cook 

As an Alpha Phi Omega service 
project, freshman Amanda 
Harrah, junior Jessica Landrum, 
sophomore George Graham 
and graduate student Brian 
Mix work together to beautify 
the landscaping near Godwin 
Hall. Members also partici- 
pated in the Salvation Army 
clothes colleaion, food drives 
and the Special Olympics. ■ 
Photo c/o Alpha Phi Omega 

Front Row: Becky Smalley, 
Ainsleigh Thomas, Nicole 
Pawlowski. Second Row; 
Carmen Fong, Erin Matusek, 
Angela Hesse, Melissa Garrett, 
adviser Michael Hughes. Back 
Row: adviser Capt. Allen 
Johnson, Bryan Raybon, Brian 
Schlemmer, Duy Nguyen. 

Alpha Phi / Alpha Phi Omega 335 

/sigma alpha 

Dressed as ladybugs, farmers and even as a beat-up hockey player, the 
group of Alpha Sigma Alpha sisters climbed the front steps of the house. 
The Harrisonburg neighborhood was quiet except for their nervous 
chatter and laughter. Despite their age and that it was a few days before 
Halloween, the women knocked on the door, paper bags in hand. 
"Trick or Treat." But it wasn't candy they wanted. ■ In cooperation 
with Delta Chi fraternity, ASA collected canned goods on behalf of 
Mercy House as one of their service projects. Groups of five to 10 sisters 
and brothers covered different areas of the Harrisonburg community 
for the food drive. The trick-or-treating for others soon became a mini- 
competition within the sorority, trying to see who could collect the 
most canned goods. "We were really excited to see if our group did well 
compared to everyone else. We coUeaed so many bags," said sophomore 
Katie Ferragut. In the end, ASA alone had collected over 30 bags of 
goods. ■ Yet the canned food collection was just one of many service 
projects that the sorority planned for the year. In the spring, ASA 
sponsored it's first alcohol awareness week in an effort to educate stu- 
dents on the dangers of drinking. The week included several different 
activities including a drink-out, where students pledged not to drink 
for certain lengths of time. ■ Through service projects and various 
philanthropies such as these in addition to social activities, ASA strove 
to meet their social, spiritual, physical and intellectual goals. Each 
sister's commitment and enthusiasm in accomplishing these goals 
was noticed on campus and throughout the community, even if they 
were dressed as a ladybug. ■ By Leah Bailey and Kelly Estes 


Front Row: Lisa Messina, Meg Runion, Michelle Tootchen, Lauren Tighe, Laura Jenkins, 
Tracy Alisuag, Stacy Sullivan, April Frazier, Katrin Wilcox, Sara Tyluki, Lisa Bass, Helen 
Secrest, Sarah Kirkpatrick, Beth Merriken, Elizabeth Perdue. Second Row: Colleen Alisuag, 
Michelle Montvai, Sarah Gundlach, Kristen Vetri, Jenny Deans, Kristin Dobbins, Jackie 
Cottle, Melissa Dobosh, Katie Ferragut, Anna Esquith, Nicole Caddigan, Kelley Webb, 
Ennily Bishop, Elana Levy, Mary Price. Third Row: Laura Pillor, Sherri Giasson, Blair Boone, 
Michelle Stransky, Melissa Martin, Kelly Hiza, Lauren Weaver, Carrie Ona, Jackie Lawinski, 
Katie Kerw/in, Brooke Koelle, Amanda New, Jenn Caruso, Lauren Thompson, Katie 
Shannon, Caitlin McBrair, Lindsay Gulley, Amanda Gammisch, Laney Malewski. Back 
Row: Grace Lange, Emily Hebda, Shannon Perley, Amy Guild, McNevin Molloy, Dorsey 
Fiske, Jacqueline Simek, Debbie Kung, Erin Kelly, Rachel Gianniny, Erika Bennington, 
Laura Bosco, Sarah Crosby, Melissa Batenic, Laura Spachtholz, Megan Replogle, Becky 
Hamilton, Sarah Vikner, Jacki Belts. 


Crowned with spirit, 
AlA sisters ride in 
the back of a pickup 
truck during the 
Homecoming Parade. 
The theme for the 
AIA float combined 
Homecoming's theme, 
Purple Reign, and 
sending the UConn 
Huskies to the dog- 
house. ■ Photo by 
Allison Serkes 


'ith their Judgement Day theme, AI.A sisters sing about the new 
!ar during Greek Sing 1 999. With the millenium as their theme, 
SA featured both Prince's'Party Like It's I999"and R.E.M.'s"End 
f the World. " Weeks of practice went into perfecting each step of 
le choreography. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

articipating in Alpha Sigma Alpha's Trick-or-Treating for Cans fund- 
liser, junior Katie Ferragut collects canned goods, rather than candy, 
)r Mercy House. AZA also helped their national philanthropies: 
le Special Olympics and the S.June Smith Center. ■ Photo c/o 
Ipha Sigma Alpha 




NXTiether students expressed an interest in account pjafnning 
or copy writing, the American Advertising Federation pro- 
vided its members with real-world advertising and marketing 
experience. Linked with the national headquarters in Wash- 
ington, D.C, members were given the inside scoop on intern- 
ships and job opportunities in the industry. ■ In the tall, 
several members traveled to Manhattan to attend the Adver- 
tising Women of New York Conference. ■ Over two days, 
students from colleges across the United States received 
valuable advice through a variety of seminars and workshops. 
They were also given the opportunity to speak with profes- 
sionals in the field. "It was an incredible experience. I would 
recommend it to anyone," said senior Shelley Nielsen. ■ 
Throughout the course ol the year, the group of over 35 active 
members collaborated their talents to devise original campaigns 
for local businesses and participate in several of the national 
advertising competitions, such as One Show and the Yellow 
Pages Creative Competition. ■ by Jennifer Renee Smith 

On their way to a conference 
senior Shelley Nielsen, junior 
Nicole Stone and sophomore 
Kate Pulley hit the New York 
pavement. Members also took 
trips to other places such as 
Richmond's Martin Agency to 
learn from the professionals. 
■ Photo c/o Shelley Nielsen 

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Front Row: Lisa Calkins, Shelley 
Nielsen, Scot Lucas, Elizabeth 
Taliaferro, Jason Pasch, Sean 
Doherty. Second Row: Maggie 
Stevens, Molly Mashack, Beth 
Stone, Karyn Yondola, Katie 
Riley, Laura Lindsey. Back Row: 
Matt Murray, Melissa Mollet, 
Allison Miracco, Xris Thomas, 
Tara Lamberson, Virginia Filer, 
adviser Brad Rawlins. 

Alpha Sigma Alpha / American Advertising Federation 337 


y sigma tau 

The sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau celebrated their sorority's 100"'' anni- 
versary on Nov. 4, 1999. From its inception in Ypsilanti, Mich., the 
purpose of the sorority was to promote the ethical, cultural and social 
development of its members. ■ Following a successful recruitment, 
new members participated in a variety of activities, which fostered 
lasting friendships and continuing tradition. Events included comp- 
letion of a challenging rope course at Camp Horizons, weekend bar- 
becues at the house and sponsorship of a Halloween party for a local 
retirement home. The women also combined efforts to place third in 
the float competition in the Homecoming Parade. ■ With over 140 
members, the chapter was easily able to devote their time and energy 
into a number of community service projects. Last year, they hosted 
the first AIDS Walk in Harrisonburg, which raised $6,000 for the 
Valley AIDS Network and Camp Heartland. ■ In addition, sisters 
lent support to their national philanthropy. Pine Mountain Settlement 
School, located in Harlan Counry, KY. Serving its community as a 
boarding school, work-education center, health-care facility, farm and 
supporter of local handicraft and musical skills, the school often needed 
renovations. Last summer, several sisters traveled to the school to offer 
assistance. They even produced an educational video, documenting 
their adventures to send to other chapters. ■ by Jennifer Renee Smith 

Front Row: Elizabeth Porray, Amanda Irons, Sara Yakovac, Carrie Connell, Erin Foster, 
Elizabeth Peacock, Cory Kline, Becca Leonard, Julie Franks, Alissa Bartgis, Sarah Malone. 
Second Row: Danielle Broka, Katie O'Leary, Caroline Liebig, Carrie Henderson, Jennifer 
Haab, Marcy Miller, Jenn Smith, Tara Sodano, Karen Curtin, Jeanine Minge, Aimee 
Wendell, Katherine Fedor. Third Row: Heather Makowka, Brittany Price, Kate Wyatt, 
Nicole Quinn, Ashley Nelson, Molly Bowman, Melissa Bart, Ann Fegley, Caroline Lucas, 
Samantha Belts, Rachael Wood, Jean Kotkiewicz, Jen Wentz, Kristen Deaver. Fourth 
Row: Allison Reed, Somer Hopkins, Megan Donohue, Saba Chughtai, Jen Wynne, Nancy 
Pulley, Kara Moriarty, Molly Bowden, Christine Schloesser, Kelly Wright, Jackie Gould, 
Jamie Mathews, Michelle Wilson, Jody Schwartz, Aisha Mian, Koren O'Neill, Jenny Trotter, 
Melissa Cenley. Fifth Row: Jersusha Breslar, Carolyn McGrath, Homa Iqbal, Michele 
Scuderi, Leah Martin, Incia Pleytez, Christy Witkowski, Rachelle Thompson, Kristin 
Sikorski, Lauren Brady, Jen Anderson, Karyn O'Leary, Kelly Celella, Magan Young, Mandy 
Carson, Stacey Abraham, Emily Nichols, Caroline Roach, Jade Pavel, Mara Cunliffe. 
Back Row: Katie Carroll, Heather O'Keefe, Korinna Garbis, Allie Carroll, Danielle Lucas, 
Lauren Rapp, Tara Riley, Dana Spencer, Jacquelyn Guynn, Suzanne Hubbard, Sarah 
Kacmarski, Brooke Abbitt, Christy Taylor, Erin Harley, Noelle Daly, Stacy Brownstein, 
Melissa Reynolds, Jean Rabb, Ashlee Thomson, Whitney Tolliver, Lauren Haracznak. 

33" Organizations 

AIT pledges show 
their love for their 
new sorority sisters 
and their JMU pride 
during the Home- 
coming Parade., MT 
took home third prize 
for the float compe- 
tition with their turtle 
theme. ■ Photo by 
Todd Grogan 

On March 27, 1 999, AIT sponsored an AIDS walk. After the walk 
several bands, including Fighting Gravity, played on Godwin Field. 
In the past, AIT sisters went to Washington, D.C., to participate in 
the national AIDS Walk Washington. ■ Photo c/o Alpha Sigma Tau 

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of their new pledge class, seniors 
Jenn Smith, Sarah Malone, Jen Haab and Lindsay Gray prepare for 
the fun of the AIT bid celebration. The fall pledge class consisted 
of 46 women. ■ Photoc/o Alpha Sigma Tau 



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Community service and social programs were the essence 
of criminal justice, providing a just solution to the criminal 
element. The l^ambda Mu Upsilon chapter of the American 
Criminal Justice Association was committed to social programs 
such as D.A.R.E. (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education). 
The traternity worked closely with the Harrisonburg Police 
Department, participating in the annual D.A.R.E. Fair. The 
group fingerprinted children for assistance in kidnapping or 
missing person cases. ■ The national ACJA was founded 
in 1937 at University of California at Berkley. Founded in 
the mid-70s, the JMU chapter of the national fraternity was 
committed to the advancement of careers in criminal justice 
fields, education on criminal justice subjects and community 
service. Any student who was interested in a criminal justice 
related career could join. ■ by Alex Sarnowski 

After spring 1 999 initiation, new 
ACJA members celebrate. Asa 
member of AOA, students were 
interested in careers in the 
criminal justice field. ■ Photo 
c/o Erin Davenport 

Front Row: Lindsay 
Hockensmith, Cory Kline, Tracy 
Walters, Dominique de la Riva, 
Susan Day. Second Row: Denise 
Dance, Erin Davenport, Sarah 
Carlson, Lauren Tucker, Heather 
Miller. Back Row: Eric Kinne, 
Chris Bean, David Popp, Joel 

Alpha Sigma Tau / American Criminal Justice Association 1339 


society of interior designers 

While the growth of the university's population gained the school more 
recognition, it also caused many problems for students in over-crowded 
majors. The American Society of Interior Designers was one group 
that sought to solve some of these problems. ■ Nationally foimded 
in 1975 from the merger of the American Institute ot Designers and 
the National Society of Interior Designers, ASID was the oldest and 
largest professional organization for interior designers. The organization 
was created with the purpose of providing a network between interior 
design students and professionals in the field. ■ Like most academic 
programs, the School of Art and Art History felt the strains of over- 
population. In fact, the school's enrollment rose by 40 percent from 
the fall 1995 to the fall 1999, yet its resources increased by a much 
smaller percentage. ■ A list of concerns was compiled: inadequate 
workspace, conflicting teaching methods of the faculty, an obsolete 
resource library, a poor computer lab and an ineffective curriculum. 
In November, the members ot ASID met with Dr. Cole Welter, the 
director of the School of Art and Art History. Welter agreed that the 
increased enrollment was a problem all over campus and committed him- 
self to work toward making a change within the department. ■ The 
meeting started the communication between the students and faculty 
with the common purpose of improving the students' college education 
experience. ■ To bring about further individual growth, members also 
participated in ASID career days in Washington, D.C., sponsored by 
the national organization. These programs provided students the oppor- 
tunity to interact with professional designers, expand their knowledge 
of interior design and introduce them to the many career options 
open to interior design students. ■ by Kara Carpenter 

Front Row: Ashleigh Beam, Elizabeth Cross-Beard, Amanda Goll, Melissa Utt, Lori Dardar, 
Whitney Loke. Back Row: Kristina Meloro, Amanda Roberson, Gabrielle Charbonneau, 
Melanie Hansson, Allyson Clancey. 

340 I Organizations 

ASID president 
Melissa Unjoins Dr. 
Cole Welter, director 
of the School of Art 
and Art History, in 
leading an open 
forum for organiza- 
tion members to voice 
their concerns. The 
group met several 
times a semester to 
discuss issues con- 
cerning the interior 
design program as 
well as for social acti- 
vities. ■ Photo by 
Laura Greco 

Relaxing at Dave's Taverna, juniors Allyson Clancey and Liz Grace 
and seniors Melissa Utt and Amanda Goll sit back and enjoy spend- 
ing time with each other outside of the classroom. Because the 
number of interior design students was small, most were members 
of ASID and had the same classes. • Photo c/o Melissa Utt 

Senior Carey Ryder voices some concerns of the ASID chapter during 
a forum with Dr. Cole Welter, director of the School of Art and Art 
History. The meeting was held in order to improve communication 
between students and members of the art faculty. ■ Photo by 
Laura Greco 

asian tudent 


As Western culture recovered from New Year's celebrations 
in January, Asia prepared to celebrate the year of the dragon 
on Feb. 5, 2000. The Asian Student Union prepared to 
celebrate their first lunar new year festival as a campus-wide 
event. ■ "The year of the dragon was very important and 
symbolic to the Chinese culture," said Stephen "Teach " 
Roberts, president of ASU. Through events like the lunar 
new-year celebration, ASU educated students and the 
surroimding community about Asian cultures. ASU also raised 
money and collected food for social-service centers and 
churches in the community. ■ "We want to spread Asian 
awareness and promote Asian unity on campus, said Roberts. 
ASU served as an "umbrella" for other Asian cultures. "Many 
people forget how large Asia is, and that it includes people 
not just from Korea, China or Japan," said Roberts. ASU 
spread awareness by bringing guest speakers to the imiversity. 
■ "We provide cidtural presentations at meetings to educate 
the club," said historian-Tina Chen. ■ by Christy Markva 

In conjunction with Omega Psi 
Phi fraternity, ASU members 
collect food, money and clothes. 
Throughout the week, members 
encouraged friends and students 
passing by on The Commons 
to help make the holiday sea- 
son better for others. ■ Photo 
by Samm Lentz 

Front Row: Stephen Roberts, 
Coleen Santa Ana, Helen Lim, 
Tina Chen, Thi Nguyen, Angela 
Hang, Justin St. Onge. Second 
Row: Marie Zulueta, Jesse Ortiz, 
Yuni Cho, Joo-Won Choi, Scott 
Chong. Back Row: Roxanne 
Rifareal, Maria Cacatian, Jin Park, 
Lana Tu, Jane Kang, Nina Lin. 

ASID / Asian Student Union I 34 ^ 



The ROTC program consisted of physical training, skill, leadership 
and friendship. A wide range of courses was available through ROTC. 
One of the courses offered by the program was the leadership lab. From 
repelling off Eagle Hall to learning to stand at attention, students taking 
the leadership lab experienced a new facet of ROTC each week. ■ 
ROTC provided uniforms and gear for the semester free of charge to 
students. Those students who enrolled in the class were called cadets. 
■ Each week, cadets learned new tactics in many different simulations. 
One of the labs was called situadonal training exercise (STX, pronounced 
sticks) that trained cadets how to lead a squad/platoon in a mission. 
Entering the arboretum, the cadets broke up into two different squads, 
A and B, where they were taught communication strategies and 
formations to best defend themselves while traveling in the woods. 
ROTC students learned how to communicate via hand and arm signals 
and practiced the formations before an aaual drill. ■ The cadets headed 
to the woods where the two groups split into different areas. Each group 
broke into two smaller groups to create a better survival formation. 
Before searching for the enemy, a plan of attack was established. Cadets 
received their mission for the day: to find and destroy the Backstreet 
Boys fan club. The plan of attack was mapped out showing the two 
squads' formations so that everyone in the mission would understand 
their purpose. Cadets spread out searching for the enemy, protecting 
themselves with dummy M- 16 rifles. ■ Each cadet received instruaions 
from their squad leader to cover their squad members if attacked. While 
squad A flanked the enemy, squad B stayed behind, their guns ready. 
Squad A attacked and B waited until the signal to join the battle. The 
mission was successful. The Backstreet Boys fan club was destroyed and 
there were no cadet casualties. Like every other ROTC lab, the two 
squads were called to attention and were dismissed. ■ byAnneWhitiey 

Front Row: Maj. Reginald McRae, Brian Davis, Chris Motsek, Christopher Gundersen, 
Sarah Pearson, Melissa Myers, Michael Gnilka, Adam Points, Bryan Abernathy, Jason 
Goodfriend. Second Row: Lt. Col. Jack Humphrey, Capt. Chris Love, Andrew Burgess, 
Kyle Carmody, Tom Kraft, Alissa Yike, Diana Parzik, Christina Pagano, Michael Kurtich, 
Ross Feuerstein, Staff Sgt. Albert Armstrong, Master Sgt. MacArthur Edmundson, 
Maj. Eric Gardner, Third Row: Omar Minott, David Marone, Matt McGowen, James 
Stokes, Matt Baugh, David Parmer, Robert Davenport, Scott Martin. Back Row: Nathaniel 
Davis, Scott Townes, Steven Templeton, Jeff Soule, Taylor Ray, James Schmuchatelli, 
Sgt. 1 St Class Curtis Masten. 

342 ' Organizations 


Protected by her 
dummy M-16 rifle, 
this cadet intently 
searches for the 
enemy.The leadership 
lab was offered twice 
a week as a credited 
course. ROTC pro- 
vided uniforms and 
gear to students. The 
new cadets were 
taught taaics through 
many simulations 
such as situational 
training exercises, STX, 
marching cadences 
and communication 
signals. ■ Photo by 
Jessica Surace 

Standing at attention, each ROTC cadet awaits orders for the mission 
of the day. The campus unit was ranked in the top five percent of 
all ROTC units nationwide. Many students received scholarships 
and commissions into the U.S. Army as second lieutenants. ■ Photo 
by Jessica Surace 

Swimming with his head above water, this cadet completes one 
of his missions in aquatic lab. Students who enrolled in a ROTC lab 
experienced a new aspect of the army each week. ROTC strived to 
provide exciting training to every student and develop college 
cadets for commission in the U.S. Army, a Photo by Statia Molewski 

- association for graduate students of african descent 

1 Front Row: Dawn Gresham, 
I Beverly Taylor, Joycelyn Harris. 
Back Row: John Patton.Tyra 
Hunt, Mark Simms, Mike 

Founded in 1992 by Zebulun Davenport, the Association for Graduate Students of African 
Descent worked to aciminister social well being. Acting as the only black graduate organization 
on campus, AGSAD created a support group for those pursing further education. 

- american society for training and development 






Front Row: Rebecca Say, 
Augustus Medina. Second 
Row: Matt Duren, Lisa Wolf, 
Nancy Sherman. Back Row: 
Christopher Campbell, John 
Dickens,Jennifer Noble. 

ASTD serves the professional and developmentaJ needs of students interested in the 
field of human resource development by providing educational programming and 
helping students create a network of resources within the community. 

I- baseball club 

p 0. P/ 

Front Row: Tommy Christy, Joel 
Staub, Mike Centrone, Ryan Sully, 
Matt Barrett, Kevin Carlton, Todd 
Campbell. Second Row: Greg 
Beachley, Matt Robinson, Jason 
Carlton,Jeff Jones, Dave Scott, 
Alan Zebrak,Thomas Gulino. Back 
Row: Jason Wippich, Rob Munson, 
Tom Rice, Geoff Dahlem, Lew Ross, 
Dan Guffney, Stephen Williams, 
Kevin Gregg. 

During the Baseball Club's second full year as an official club sport, the team played against 
regional schools. Baseball was one of the few sports clubs that played rwo seasons. The 26 
members shared a commitment to both the sport and the team. 

Army ROTC / AGSAD, ASTD, Baseball Club I 343 

baptist "udent 

Members of the Baptist Stu- 
dent Union meet weekly to 
affirm their faith. The stu- 
dents did mission work and 
worked with youth and 
migrant farmers. They 
invited all denominations 
to attend their meetings 
and help with service pro- 
jects. ■ Photo c/o Baptist 
Student Union 

Amid tJie carolers and the fesdve holiday lights of the Harrisonburg 
Recreation Center, the members of the Baptist Student Union 
gathered together to spread Christmas cheer to local elementary 
school children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. BSU 
members encountered warm smiles and grateful faces as children 
hopped from one activity table to another. ■ "The Bapdst Stu- 
dent Union is a great organizadon to spread the word of the Lord 
and make a difference in people's lives," said freshman Ashleigh 
Adams. ■ Open to all denominations, the 75 members of BSU 
fostered a friendly environment for smdents and was dedicated to 
believing, serving and uniting campus through faith. Weekly events 
allowed students to come together in fellowship to sing, hear guest 
speakers and study Scriptures. ■ Members of BSU also focused 
their attention on ministry and the community. Students extended 
their ministry to migrant farmers, nursing homes and other local 
groups. Impact teams traveled throughout the state to work with 
youth and conduct Simday morning worship. ■ "This organi- 
zation allows you to gather with friends and worship the Lord in a 
friendly atmosphere. It's a really strong place for Christians to 
gather and spread the word, " said Adams. ■ by Christina Cook 


Front Row: Sarah Nash, 
Keith Knott, Stephanie Low, 
Sandy Rodrigo, Wendy James, 
Lindsey Hodges, Leslie 
Blanchard, Deonna Comer, 
Kim Payne, Laura Chick. 
Second Row: Marie Abbott, 
Sandra Smith, Beth Sellers, 
Melissa Payne, Kathleen 
Hunt, Judy Hicks, Jessica 
Nicholas, Amy Willard, 
Jennifer Hawkins, Brian 
Hutcherson. Back Row: 
Justin Richardson, Jeff 
Makuch, Ashleigh Adams, 
Rachel Belan, Patrick Braford, 
Richard Sakshaug, Scott 
Kelly, Corey Fields, Virginia 
Almond, Jason Sitterson. 


Having spent the after- 
noon in downtown 
Atlanta, Bluestone 
staff members Carlton 
Wolfe, a junior, and 
seniors Scott Bayer, 
Becky Lamb, Jeff Morris 
and Leah Bailey make 
their way to the con- 
vention hotel. The staff 
members attended the 
Associated Collegiate 
Press/College Media 
Advisers National Con- 
vention in late October 
where the 1999 
Bluestone won first 
place amongst the 
schools in attendance 
in the Best of Show 
competition. • Photo 
by Todd Grogan 

Showing off his wide-angle lens, photographer Carlton Wolfe, a 
junior, captures a different view of fellow staff photographer Todd 
Grogan, a senior, at the Homecoming football game. All eight of the: 
Bluestone staff photographers were out with their cameras to captun 
the weekend's numerous events. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Having covered a long week of inaugural events, campus life photo 
graphers Laura Greco, a junior, and Laura Creecy, a sophomore, i 
relax at the reception after the inauguration ceremony. The Bluestonr 
staff was comprised of an editorial board and three production teams 
■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

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Penning exactly what the Bluestone was all about was a surprisingly 
difficult task. More than just a handful of individuals responsible for 
taking mug shots and capturing the cheesy events on campus, the 
following phrase best described an activity taken up by a number of 
dedicated, hard-working college students: Yearbook is life. ■ This 
statement rang true not only because the staff was issued the task of 
documenting the lives of college students in athletics, academics and 
university living, but because the monumental responsibility to do the 
job well became a daily quest in the lives of its editors, section producers, 
photographers and writers. They lived, breathed and dreamed Bluestone 
as if it was part of their daily sustenance, a condition of living. ■ After 
just one month of school, regular staff members were easily identifiable. 
They were the individuals hustling from place to place in typical 
yearbook attire consisting of a camera bag, notepad ajid permanendy 
sporting the cool "authorization badge" that allowed them access to 
campus events. ■ Having obtained a permanent squint caused by 
staring at computer screens, or the mellow yellow walls of the yearbook 
offiQe, and going on ridiculously little sleep, they were the zombies 
who attended class with blank stares only to come alive an hour later 
for a story assignment. Yearbook members could concentrate during 
a monster truck rally, having trained themselves to block out everything 
as a result of being located next to the colorfiil music studios of WXJM. 
These individuals were a fearless, talented breed of college student 
who went the distance to produce a quality publication in the name 
of great journalism. ■ Without a doubt, this book was made possible 
by the blood (yes, there was a paper cut or two), sweat and tears of 
students willing to make sacrifices in order to create an award-winning 
depiction of student life at James Madison University. Despite the 
long hours and sleepless nights spent in Anthony-Seeger Hall, the 
Bluestone staff proudly created the polished book before you, hoping 
it would be as much a representation of students' lives as it was of 
theirs. ■ by Christina Cook 

Front Row: Aitnee Costello, Brooke Hoxle, Melissa Bates, Kristen Malinchock. Second 
Row: Laura Greco, Laura Creecy, Kirstin Reid, Christina Cook, Jenn Smith. Back Row: 
Becky Lamb, Statia IVlolewski, Leah Bailey, Anna Lucas, Carlton Wolfe, Kara Carpenter, 
Meg Simone, Lateisha Garrett, Jeff Morris. 

Baptist Student Union / Bluestone ] 345 


men's basketball club -i 

Front Row: Brent Wodicka, Jeff 
Schaal, David Cherry, Justin Kfttredge, 
David Smith. Second Row: Mil<e 
Kalutkievificz. DIrron Allen, Mark 
Snodgrass, MattTymchak, Stephen 
Biscotte, Kyle Proehl. Back Row: 
Jordan Breakley, Donald Vaughan, 
Demetrius Middleton, Kyle 
Kouchinsky, Ryan Doyle. 





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The Men's Basketball Club provided a chance for men to participate on a competitive 
team representing the university throughout the Shenandoah Valley. They played in 
tournaments at other colleges and universities around the country. 

bowling club - 

Front Row: Corey Fields, Kim Payne, 
Mike Hardison, Brian Fedarko. 
Second Row: Mike Covington, Liz 
Hall, Erin Leddy, Karen Castka, Laura 
Walsh. Third Row: Rick Colonna, 
Kevin McElroy, Tina O'Keefe, AN 
Lackett. Laura Peters. Rich Giardana, 
Mike Warren. Back Row: Steve 
Wagner, Robert Davenport, Andy 
Martone, Andrew Welti, Ben Maturo, 
Eric Mintzer, Julie Nothnagel, David 
Alexander, Andrew Baker, Steven 
Kramer, Chris Steckroth, Joel Agee, 
Mick Clancy, Tom Scatamacchia, 
Steve Yohler, Glenn Rowan, Brad 
Hemp, David Coe, Hayden Barnard. 

Bowling enthusiasts v/ith experienced arms or beginners hoping to overcome their guner- 
baHs had an organization to turn to for all their bowling needs. Combining the competitive 
sport with fun and friends, the Bowling Club was comprised of 48 members. 

breakdancing club -i 

Front Row: Andrew Perroy, Kevin 
Finnegan, Colin Carpenter, Chris 
Martin, Hill Bechtler. Second Row: 
Karl Channell, Justin Lorentzen, Dan 
Huynh, Alex Perroy. Third Row: Patrick 
Braford, Steven Kook, Robert Offutt, 
Brian Leigh, Brycen Davis, Adam 
Burrowbridge, Kathleen Ackerman, 
Devin Beasley. Back Row: Matthew 
Staley, Eric Mohring. 

From old school hip-hop to hard-core techno, from dancers to musicians to artists, the 
Breakdancing Club was an unique organization. Giving back to the local community, the 
club also continued their support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

34" Organizations 

During a large group 
meeting, enthusiastic 
members join in a song. 
As one of the largest 
Christian ministries on 
campus. Campus Cru- 
sade for Christ encour- 
aged students to grow 
in their faith through 
a variety of events such 
as large group, small 
group Bible studies 
and social events. ■ 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 



Campus Crusade for Christ members celebrate their beliefs through 
song at Primetime, the group's spiritual Thursday night gatherings. 
The gatherings were usually held in PC Ballroom and often were 
attended by more than 400 students. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Keeping the beat, this student worships with his fellow Crusaders. 
The organization described themselves as not just a club, but rather 
as a movement. Their goal was to reach every JMU student with 
the gospel of Christ. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 


crusade for christ 

Perhaps you have seen people congregating for Bible studies in residence 
halls, or maybe you took one of their surveys. They might even have 
helped you move into your residence hall freshman year. Whatever the 
case, it's almost guaranteed that you met at least one of the 400 members 
of Campus Crusade for Christ. ■ One ot the largest Christian ministries 
on campus. Crusade encouraged the student body to think about God 
and spirituality. ■ "We are a movement, not just a club, " explained 
junior Jeff Soplop, Crusade's official large-group master of ceremonies. 
"Our goal is to give every student at JMU the opportunity to hear 
the gospel of Christ." ■ Crusade summarized their vision in the phrase 
"Win, Build, Send." ■ "Win," according to senior Aspa Christodoulou, 
referred to their goal of "providing multiple opportunities for everybody 
on campus to hear about Jesus Christ before they graduate." They 
did this through spiritual surveys, mailbox flyers and discussion groups 
in the residence halls. ■ "Build" referred to Crusade's desire "for 
every Christian to grow in their faith." They accomplished this through 
Bible studies, conferences with Bible study leaders and Primetime, the meeting. Nearly every day of the week Crusade offered 
some meeting for members to learn and fellowship. ■ "Send" demon- 
strated Crusaders intense dedication to their cause. Not only were 
they encouraged to share their faith with students, but many took 
their message around the world, on either 10-week or one-year commit- 
ments. Christodoulou emphasized, "Our goal is not to boost our 
numbers, but to hear the message that Jesus Christ preached 2,000 
years ago." ■ "We try to provide comfortable environments where 
people can tell about their beliefs. Residence hall programs give stu- 
dents opportunities to share their opinions about God," Christodoulou 
said. ■ Senior Sherry Montgomery, a Bible study leader, explained 
the Crusade survey: "They encourage students to think about where 
they are spiritually. We then have an oppormnity to share the Christian 
faith. " ■ Crusaders explained Christianity by using the "Four Spiritual 
Laws. " These outlined mankind's need for God and Christ's sacrifice. 
"I find most people are receptive to taking the surveys, for spirituality 
is such an important issue in everyone's life," said Montgomery. ■ 
by Christianne Crabtree 

Informational pamphlets help Crusaders share their message. In addition to sharing 
their faith with fellow students, many members spread their message around the 
world through either 1 0-week or one-year commitments. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Men's Basketball Club, Bowling Club, Breakdancing Club / Campus Crusade for Christ I 34 / 




BSA members were among 
many who joined in the 
traditional songs of Kwanzaa 
at a special celebration in 
PC Ballroom on Dec. 1 . BSA 
sponsored parties and 
speakers during the year 
to bring together African- 
American students. • 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 

The PC Ballroom was filled with members of the Black Student 
Alliance and other campus organizations on Dec. 1 for the cele- 
bration of Kwanzaa. As the festivities began, the students wel- 
comed each other with the traditional Kwanzaa greeting in 
Swahili: "Habari Gani?" "Njema." ("What is the news?" "Well.") 
■ "Celebrating Kwanzaa demonstrated our pride in our African 
heritage," said Chris Jones, the vice president of BSA and the 
master of ceremonies. ■ Founded over 20 years ago, BSA was 
created as a support group for African-American students. Yet 
by the 1990s, it developed into a group dedicated to promoting 
diversity on campus. ■ Along with celebrating Kwanzaa, BSA 
also took part in a variety of activities throughout the year. During 
the beginning of the year, students gathered at UREC for the 
annual Back to School Pool Party, while the end of the year was 
marked by a BSA Banquet. ■ by Kara Carpenter 

Front Row: Travis Thomas, 
Erika Cooper, Altonia Garrett. 
Second Row: Kimberly 
Fortune, Vanessa Daniels, 
Roy Fitch. Back Row: Chris 
Jones, Lament Finn. 



CCM members await 
the arriving guests at 
the Thanksgiving 
Sunday Supper. 
Approximately 300 
people were served 
at the annual tradi- 
tional feast at the 
CCM House. ■ Photo 
by Statia Molewski 


As part of Holy Week, members of CCM gather on The Commons 
to celebrate Palm Sunday. The week also featured a reconciliation 
service on Monday, the Lenten Prayer Program on Wednesday, a 
Good Friday celebration and an Easter mass in Wilson Hall, the 
following Sunday. ■ Photo by Jeff Morris 

Checking on the food preparation, junior Elizabeth Cox, the coor- 
dinator of CCM's Thanksgiving Sunday Supper, arranges the serving 
line tables. The annual interdenominational event started with a 
candlelight procession from Wilson Hall to the CCM House. " 
Photo by Statia Molewski 


campus ministry 

Under the starry November sky, nearly 200 students formed a circle. 
They held candles, sang hymns and read Scripture. With lifted voices. 
Catholics, Protestants, Jews and even members of the Baha'i faith united 
together to thank God for His many blessings. Putting aside their 
religious differences, these students shared prayers and then processed 
down Main Street to eat Thanksgiving dinner. ■ Behind the event 
were members of Catholic Campus Ministry. For weeks they planned 
and prepared to make the eighth annual Interfaith Thanksgiving 
Sunday Supper a success. "We've baked 35 pies in the past two days!" 
exclaimed Elizabeth Cox, the CCM hospitality chairperson. "I'm just 
so excited that people wanted to come out. The basic point is that 
we have more in common than apart." ■ Father John Grace echoed 
the sentiment when he welcomed everyone to the dinner. "The spirit 
behind this dinner ... is that it's very hard to cross lines. So we thought, 
why don't we use something that already cro.sses lines — the Thanksgiving 
holiday. All religious groups have gratitude as the core of their faith. 
It has a way of expanding the love and power of life. Thanksgiving 
is the test way of bringing us all together. " ■ The dinner did bring 
everyone together. Not only did CCM use the night to encourage unity, 
but they also raised money through donations to help needy families 
during the holidays. ■ Completely student-led, CCM's mission stated, 
"Recognizing and responding to our call within the universal Catholic 
faith, we come together as a community centered on the experience 
of Christ, serving God through our actions while bearing witness to 
others as we grow in our awareness and understanding of our relation- 
ship with Christ. " ■ "It's a prett)' dedicated group, " explained Cox. 
"We had so many people wanting to help that we had to send many 
of them home. There just wasn't enough to do." ■ This dedication 
paid off as students from all faiths left the CCM House not only 
physically, but spiritually and mentally full. Thanks to the members 
of CCM, all who participated were reminded of the true meaning of 
Thanksgiving: unit)' and gratitude. ■ by Christianne Crabtree 


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1 ■bSI^b 

Front Row: Kim Pope, Matt Hershey, Elizabeth Cox. Second Row: Ken Ong, Stephanie 
Lucas, Grace Love, Mike Masto. Third Row: Kevin Kostic, Cyprian Mendelius, Father John 
Grace, Mike Rodihan, Matthew Stephan. 

Black Student Alliance / Catholic Campus Ministry I 349 

brothers of a new direction -i 

Front Row: David Cherry, Dwight 
Riddick, Douglas Owens, Tyson 
Brown, Martin Scarborough, Lamont 
Finn, Trennayne Sanders. Second 
Row: Al^in Adeniji, La' Vaar Wynn, 
Roy Fitch, Travis Thomas, Chris Jones. 
Back Row: Tracey Norris, Daryl 
Watl<ins, Jason Paige, Rob 
Montgomery, Shawn Harris. 

BOND was a social and civic organization designed to promote unity among African- 
American men. The organization also increased cultural, historical and social awareness 
of members by studying and discussing issues that affect minority men as a whole. 

campus assault response - 

Front Row: Jen Hoffman, Katherine 
McDonald, Carolyn Yang, Kelly Fricker, 
Jill Longnecker, Pamela Riker, Jordan 
Inselmann, Jill Ruppersberger. 
Second Row: Lesley Craver, Ann 
Janette Canonigo, Heather Lewy, 
Emily Beth Noto, Stephanie Frank, 
Melissa Chesanko, Rachel Galin, 
Amanda Wegrzyn, Stephanie Lesko. 
Back Row: Julianne Lane, Amy Lee, 
Rebecca Sherard, Stacey Leonard, 
Brad Perry, Stephen Dee, Laura Hart, 
Sarah Sloan. 

The 40 members of CARE helped raise student awareness regarding sexual assault by 
providing crisis intervention and information. Members operated the student-run sexual 
assault help-Une and also presented "Rape is Not Sex," their annual prevention program. 

circle k international -i 


Front Row: M. Heberlein, J. Boerner, 
S. Pierce, J. Lin, J. Leotta, M. Grotty, M. 
Reiter, C. Green, L Haracznak, M. Wickline, 
M. Honig. Second Row: E. Harold, J. 
Coughlin, K. Esp, C. Brindza, R. Mehta, 
J. Frazier, M. Frank, S. McClure, L Malam, 
N. Anzzolin, A. Pringle, 5. Hartz, C. Kelly. 
Third Row: S. Gowin, J. Collins, V. Vaughn, 
E. Zavros, G. Schuiz, M. Turner, T. Truong, 
L. Snider, A. Merrill, A. Kwok, K. Celella, 
L. Burke, K. Seaman, K. Bouley, L. Goff, 
R. Sherard. Back Row: J. Bertram, K. 
Bertram, D. Trehan, A. Medina, J. 
Upschulte, M. O'Brian, K. Johnson, N. 
Reyes, C. Chandler, S. Sudol, K. Lynch, 
R. Verrey, E. Mason, S. Bosworth. 

Members of Circle K pledged a life-long commitment to service. Members helped with 
projects in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mercy House, the Association 
for Retarded Citizens and many other organizations. 

350 Organizations 

Sharing in the joy of 
learning, sophomore 
Meghan WeidI helps 
these Spotswood 
Elementary students 
learn basic skills 
through the Head 
Start Program. Club 
Latino members 
volunteered twice a 
week at the elementary 
school acting as 
translators for the 
students. ■ Photo by 
Statia Molewski 

Translating and teaching English is the main function of the Head 
Start Program as shown by junior Magdalena Ortiz with a young 
pupil. Starting school proved difficult for many children since 
English was not spoken in their homes. ■ Photo by Statia Molewski 

Expressing their culture through the Latin beat, junior Rosie Ortiz 
and freshman Jose Gonzalez dance the salsa. Club Latino was the 
only organization on campus dedicated to recruiting Latino students 
to come to the university. ■ Photo c/o Club Latino 


The Head Start Program was established for children who would 
benefit from literally getting a head start on their education. Learning 
colors, numbers and letters were typical activities for children at 
Spotswood Elementary School. But what may be not have been 
rypical in this preldndergarten classroom were the translators present 
for the Spanish-speaking children. Club Latino, in its fourth year at 
the university, sent members twice each week to the elementary school 
to volunteer as translators for the Spanish-speaking students. ■ "We 
help them assimilate, " said junior Maggie Ortiz, a volunteer at 
Spotswood who served as the president of Club Latino. She said it 
was often difficult for the children because English was not spoken 
in their homes, and a majorit)' of the children were first generation 
Mexicans. ■ "A lot of the kids don't understand what the teacher is 
saying," said Ortiz. Members helped both students and teachers with 
situations that were frustrating because of the language barrier. The 
children were taught to speak enough English to enable them to enter 
kindergarten. They were then required to take a test to determine 
whether they should stay behind or be promoted. ■ Aside from their 
volunteer work. Club Latino provided the campus community with 
a forum to learn about and gain interest in Latino culture. It was the 
only organization on campus that dedicated time to the recruitment 
of Latinos. In addition to their work on campus, Club Latino members 
allowed Harrisonburg High School students to "shadow" them for a 
day. A highlight of the fall semester was "Salsavengue!," a time for 
students to experience the Latino culture first-hand through dance 
and music. ■ by Christy Markva 

Front Row: Magdalena Ortiz, Patricia Guzman, Jessica Pacl<ett, Melissa Cruz, Raven 
Garvey, Monica Guzman. Second Row: Lena Thomson, Naomi Estela, Rosie Ortiz, 
Meghan WeidI, Alexandra Holliday, Kimberly Fogg, Arcelia Ceron, Emily Wyatt. Back 
Row: Will Salamanca, Alicia Raiche, Samantha Dalton, Marie Zulueta, Jose Gonzalez, 
Christopher Ulrich, Miguel Marti, Jenny Jenkins, Juan Kuilan. 

BOND, CARE, Circle K / Club Latino I 35 I 



The Contemporary Gospel 
Singers perform for an 
appreciative audience 
during their Homecoming 
concert. The Homecoming 
and Parents Weel<end con- 
certs were long-standing 
traditions for the choir. ■ 
Photo by Todd Grogan 

"For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it 
shall speak and not lie. Though it tarry, wait for it because it 
will surely come." — Habakkuk 2:3 ■ The Contemporary 
Gospel Singers adopted this Biblical verse to express their 
primary goal: to spread God's word through song. The gospel 
choir was initially organized by 13 men and women and has 
since grown to over 60 members, performing for a wide variety 
of audiences. The group fellowshipped with Gospel organiza- 
tions from Virginia Tech in addition to performing during 
Parents Weekend and Homecoming. ■ Each year brought new 
challenges to the Contemporary Gospel Singers but through a 
combination of strong spiritual leaders and the love of Christ 
in every heart, they continued to uplift the name of Jesus Christ 
the Lord and Savior. ■ by Teisha Garrett 

Front Row: Carole Jones, 
Christa Rasberry, Devin 
Borum, Michele Morris, 
Aebony Shepard, Lakeyia 
Bland, Danielle Baynes, 
Renee Jennings, Ketia Stokes 
Second Row: Kelly 
Clingempeel, Teressa 
Murrell, Madeline Collelo, 
Krystal Woodson, Candice 
Braxton, Leslie Corridon, 
Jessena Godfrey, Danielle 
Suggs, Cherrell Bates. Back 
Row: Caria Williams, Erin 
Randolph, Dwight Riddick, 
Michelle Dodson, Tanisha 
Jennings, Kandice Minor. 

352 Organizations 

Senior Alex Pastic 
finds a new friend to 
partner up with for 
the couples skate at 
Wacky Tacky Skating. 
The event was to 
benefit the Boys and 
Girls Club of Harrison- 
burg. In addition to 
the skate-a-thon,Tri- 
Delta assisted the 
Boys and Girls Club 
through the weekly 
Kid's Kitchen. ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 

Spreading some holiday cheer, sophomores Melissa Sweeney ana 
Linzy Howe celebrate Halloween by giving candy to those passing! 
by on The Commons. Wearing their pledge T-shirts, Sweeney an 
Howe were members of the the second AAA pledge class. • PhotiJ 
by Samm Lentz 

Waitingfortheir return flight, these Tri-Delta sisters pass time with 
a game of cards in the Cancun Airport after a relaxing spring breakf 
With approximately 190 members, the main goal of the sorority was 
to establish a perpetual bond of friendship and to reach out to f 
community and student organizations. ■ Photo c/o Kelly Graves| 

delta delta 

As the wheels of the school bus squeaked to a stop, thitd-gtader Kirsten 
Smith was eager to get inside. Entering through the doors of the old 
brick building, each child moved toward a row of gray lockers, shoving 
bags and coats into the tiny vertical spaces. Having taken care of her 
belongings. Smith ran to the education room with her books. Recognizing 
the friendly smile of junior Beth Shropshire, Smith smiled and took 
her place at her desk, ready to begin her homework. ■ Each Wednes- 
day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the sisters of Delta Delta Delta volunteered 
their time at Kid's Kitchen for the Boys and Girls Club of Harrison- 
burg. Children ranging in age from 4- 1 7 darted in and out of the rooms 
of the converted Lucy Simms School, trying to decide how to spend 
their time imtil dinner was served. The sisters of Tri-Delta were divided 
among the rooms. While one prepared the evening meal in the kitchen, 
another was in the gymnasium leading a game of basketball. Other 
sisters helped children with their homework. ■ "The kids are from 
many different backgrounds so it's nice to see some diversity from the 
cookie cutter image of JMU," said junior Lisa Allgaier. ■ Kid's Kitchen 
gave AAA members a chance to interaa with the kids while strengthening 
their sisterhood. "Our main objective is to reach out to the community 
and do service. Volunteering is an awesome way to help out. Since oiu" 
sisterhood is such a diverse group of people, our commitment to service 
is a common goal that brings us together," said Allgaier. ■ "I usually 
spend my time in the education room. They really look up to you and 
love to have us there," said Shropshire. "College smdents are so consumed 
with work and friends that its satisfying to be of service to someone 
else." ■ The kids' reactions were ample evidence that the sisters' presence 
was much appreciated. "I love the kids and being able to hang out with 
them," said Allgaier. ■ by Christina Cook 

Front Row: A. Shullman, B. Garzon, M. Inks, K. Clingenpeel, J. Smetanick, K. Walsh, M. Delaney, 
L. Ghidotti, D. Arico, A. Gocke, J. Miller, S. Hoffman, J. Dennis, S. Shumate. Second Row: J. Layne, 
C. Mocarski, A. Coffman, S. McClintock, W. Gill, M. Rukenbrod, A. Scacchitti, J. Johnson, R. Rann, 
A. Toth, A. Beam, T. Woodward, E. Triplett, J. Sikorski, R. Morris, J. Oberholtzer, N. Ciccone. 
Third Row: J. Harder, A. Hampton, J. Ford, L. Hassell, M. Walent, K. Bazow. B. Kilby, L Burdell, 
C. Palumbo, J. Dadiani, J. Grigg, J. Daley, K. Russell, E. Cigna, C Randa, L Green, L Cullumber. 
Fourth Row: J. Stallworth, A. Tomanio, A. Pilgrim, C. ZInk, M. MacDonald, K. Broughton, K. 
Regan, L Woodis, C. Stakem, M. Baus, K. Coyne, J. Konkel, C. Donovan, C. Puryear, J. Stover, 
S. tentz, M. Sweeney, C. Saunders, T. Brooks, L. Allgaier, L. Nelson. Fifth Row: A. Boyle, M. 
Arthur, L Ballard, D. Friedman, B. Wilkin, J. Dupuis, J. Kovaly, R. Dupuis, M. Griffin, G. Achstetter, 
L Glover, K. Hunter, D. Tippett, S. Gallo, K. Brooks, M. Moyer, M. Wilds, C. Milligan, K. Harley, 
A. Sellers, L. Barber. Bacl( Row: A. Pastic, M. Simone, B. Ibach, B. Shropshire, S. Jarocki, M. 
Hopper, L. Tomasetti, C. Flom, C. DiPaul, M. Daughtrey, L Howe, K. Jeremiah, E. Walter, K. 
Graves, J. Bauer, A. Lawson, L. Winterbottom, P. Reinhardt, K. Jaremback. 

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After the performance of 
the senior dance concert, 
members hang around to 
congratulate those who had 
performed. In addition to 
campus performances, 
members also performed 
at local nursing homes. ■ 
Photo c/o Dance Theatre 

With approximately 50 members, the JMU Dance Theatre 
gained strength during its second year. Membership was open 
to all dance majors. Dance Theatre created opportunities for 
each dance major to be actively involved in the community of 
Harrisonburg through yearly service projects and performances. 
These service projects included teaching and performing at 
nursing homes in the area. Dance Theatre nursing-home coor- 
dinators senior Marisa Impalli and junior Allison Applehans 
continually encouraged and planned such performances. Dance 
Theatre was not only a serious performance ensemble, it was a 
way to interaa with the entire Harrisonburg commimity through 
the arts. ■ "Because our major involves so many social aspects 
and long hours spent rehearsing, we have a strong 'family-like' 
unity," said president Tara McNeeley. "It allows us to be creative 
and get many things accomplished." ■ by Courtney Delk 

Front Row: Lindsey Johnson, 
Sarah Clark, Rachel Winneg, 
Ryan Chrisman, Courtney 
Hand, Tara McNeeley, Anna 
Smith, Allison Applehans, 
Marisa Impalli. Second Row: 
Lindsey Paul, Julie Burns, 
Lauren Bain, Tara Lamberson, 
Margaret Ann Keast, Aaron 
Wine, Stefanie Quinones, 
Amy Williams, Katie Wells, 
Kim Morrison. Back Row: 
Carey Caughlin, Susie Ball, 
Lindsay Kipness, Casey Blake, 
Brandt Wagner, Jessica Pyatt, 
Kristi Nimmc, Alicia White, 
Beth Bradford, Michelle 
Ferrara, Amy Goss. 

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"You put your left 
elbovtf in ..."Ar sisters 
freshman Maria 
LaPlante, sophomore 
Michelle Gillespie, 
junior Jo Maillet, fresh- 
man Jodie Jones and 
Junior Stacey Thurston 
play the Hokey-Pokey 
at SkateTown located 
off of South Main 
Street. AF joined in 
Wacky-Tacky Skating 
to benefit the Boys 
and Girls Club of 
Harrisonburg. ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 

Participating in Alpha Sigma Tau's AIDS Walk last spring, members 
of Delta Gamma migrate to Godwin Field to enjoy the music. Most 
of the greek organizations supported each other's philanthropic 
efforts, including Delta Gamma's annual Anchorsplash event. ■ 
Photo c/o Delta Gamma 

Dressed in their best, Delta Gamma sisters prepare for their formal. 
Held only once a year, the AV sisters went to a historic hotel in 
Roanoke to spend their special evening. In addition, the sorority 
also planned a variety of social activities including trips to Kline's 
Dairy Bar and movie parties. ■ Photo c/o Delta Gamma 



Junior Elise Hulings, master of ceremonies, gracefully took the stage 
as the Mr./Miss Anchorsplash competition began. Yet the competition's 
beginning simply marked the ending of months of planning for the 
annual Anchorsplash events which benefited Service for Sight, an 
organization that serves blind children. ■ Delta Gamma participated 
in many philanthropic events, but their main focus was the annual 
Anchorsplash. The most participated philanthropy on campus, AF's 
Anchorsplash was the first event ever held on campus that involved 
the entire Greek community. An annual success, the event raised 
almost $5000. ■ The events of the weeklong Anchorsplash included a 
basketball tournament, a volleyball tournament. Most Beautiful Eyes, a 
penny wars contest on The Commons, and a Mr./Miss Anchorsplash 
contest. Within the Mr./Miss Anchorsplash contest there were three 
events: best legs, best dressed and a lip sync. To win Anchorsplash, 
an organization accumulated points by participating in and winning 
the events throughout the week. ■ In addition to their service projects, 
Ar also planned numerous social activities throughout the year. For 
their fall recruitment, the sorority used the theme of "Endless Summer." 
Rush activities included going to the Waffle House, having required 
study hours, an ice cream movie party, and going to Kline's Dairy Bar. 
"We took a febulous new member class that has a lot to contribute to our 
chapter," vice president of membership Austin Kirby said. ■ The sisters 
of DG prided themselves on being active in many aspects of campus 
life while still maintaining a unique indentity. ■ by Emily Nichols 

Front Row: Danielle Turley.Tara Kachelriess, Jennifer Foss, Christine Freiherr, Allison 
Williams, Holly Bayliss, Kelly Sambuchi, Katherine Whitfield, Jae Lingberg. Second Row; 
Natalia Burton, Pam Rosinski, Kari Lugar, Jo Maillet, Stacey Thruston, Meredith McRoberts, 
Jennifer Edwards, Elisabeth Cooksey, Katie Dzombar, Erin Conley, Johanna Haskell, Anne 
Shelburne, Tammy Klein, Kate Kachelriess, Shannan Mader.Third Row: Beth Holtman, 
Erin Leddy, Megan Burks, Erin Colangelo, Joanna Jones, Karen Vatalaro, Kim Tinsley, 
BrianneFensterwald,JulieThacker, Maria LaPlante, Meghan Schwarzenbek, Clare Stewart, 
Kelly Hannon, Elynn Walter, Elizabeth McCauley, Shannan Cox, Samantha Fortino. Back 
Row:Kristen Menefee, Kristen Moskway, Lisa Ruding, Melissa Bohlayer, Margaret Way, 
Leigh Bondurant, Laura McRoberts, Elise Hulings, Michelle Gillespie, Megan Sheppard, 
Jessica Sheffield, Sarah Pearson, Alyson Daniels, Melanie Jennings, Tara Sowa. 

Dance Theatre / Delta Gamma 355 



Encouraging prospective 
rushees to visit their table, 
AX brother Daniel Kassa, a 
senior, explains a rush 
calendar. AX brothers 
were new to the rush 
process because it was 
their first year on campus. 
Fraternities manned tables 
on The Commons as well 
as in The Village in order 
to recruit rushees. ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 

The preamble to the constitution of the Deha Chi fraternity 
stated: "beHeving that great advantages are derived from a 
brotherhood of college and university men, appreciating that 
close association may promote friendship, develop character, 
advance justice and assist in the acquisition of a sound education, 
do ordain and establish this Constitudon." Since March 1999, 
when the brothers arrived on campus, they tried to uphold these 
philosophies. ■ 1999 was AX's first year on campus, but began 
nationally as a law fraternity in 1890. The brothers were dedi- 
cated to both assimilating into and helping the community. The 
brothers sought members that were willing to better themselves, 
their campus and community. ■ AX accomplished this through 
their work with their national philanthropy, creation of intra- 
mural sport teams and involvement in the AX Education Foim- 
dation. ■ by Teisha Garrett 

Front Row: John Altice, 
Forest Pavel, Brian Chou, 
BrettMillenJesse Wolfe, 
Mathieu Campet, Daniel 
Kassa, David Murphy. 
Second Row: Brad Palmer, 
Man Kalen, Matt Dershewitz, 
John Paul, Jeff Gehrig, 
Andy Vuong, Michael 
Flaherty, Zachary Mansell, 
Matthew Cunningham. 
Back Row: Justin Davis, 
Matt Vonschuch,Tejas 
Patel, Matthew Crosby, 
Christian Barius.Andy 
Ratliff, Bradley Ross, Ryan 
Cookerly, Steve Bass, Blake 

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Visiting local nursing 
homes to brighten 
someone's day, junior 
Emily Hess stops to 
talk to a resident. 
Delta Sigma Pi served 
the Harrisonburg 
community through 
projects such as this 
throughout the year. 
■ Photo c/o Delta 
Sigma Pi 

Brothers join together at the end of a rough week to relax and 
shake off the stress of schoolwork. Delta Sigma Pi brought together 
business majors from different backgrounds who shared the same 
interests. ■ Photo c/o Delta Sigma Pi 

To raise money for the Michael Matthew Brown scholarship. Delta 
Sigma Pi brothers take part in the seesaw-athon on The Commons. 
Brothers kept their promise to seesaw continuously for seven days 
by having night and day shifts. ■ Photo by Samm Lentz 


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Through the cold autumn eves, the frosty mornings, and the crisp 
afternoons of the last week in October, the distinct sound of wooden 
boards rolling along cement echoed against the brick walls of Gibbons 
Hall and Warren Campus Center. Sitting on opposite sides of a large 
plank, the brothers of Delta Sigma Pi weathered Mother Nature for 168 
hours straight, collecting donations for the Michael Matthew Brown 
Scholarship in a seesaw-athon. ■ Brown, a brother of AZFI who died 
of cancer in 1992, inspired the brotherhood of AZO to begin a 
scholarship in his honor. It was awarded to any business student with at 
least a 3.25 grade point average who best exemplified the ideals of 
integrity, courage and honesty. "Michael was a great role model with 
awesome character. He really persevered to the end and came out to 
everything he could for the fraternity despite his illness," said jimior Emily 
Hess. ■ The weeklong fund-raising event commenced with a candlelight 
vigil where brothers read poems, sang songs and lit the white candle that 
would sit next to the donations box. Brothers were required to seesaw 
for five hours each throughout the week. Days were divided into one- 
hour shifts. ■ Wrapped in brown paper and sitting on a nearby picnic 
table, the donations box invited both curious and informed students to 
contribute what they coiJd for a worthy cause. The brotherhood raised 
over $300 toward the scholarship through donations on The Commons 
alone. ■ "A majority of the money we raise comes from parents, alumni 
and corporations that we send letters to. Our goal this year is $10,000 
but a small ponion of that comes from student donations," said 
fund-raising coordinator Kelly Fitzpatrick. ■ Demonstrating the spirit 
of its namesake, the brothers of AZO fought the elements just as Michael 
Matthew Brown fought cancer. "The brotherhood feels that we're 
giving something back to JMU through this scholarship. Michael 
represented everything that we're trying to be and it's in his memory 
that we hope to raise whatever we can for a deserving student, " said 
junior Joe Mahaney. ■ by Christina Cook 

Front Row: Todd Morris, Lee Elkins, Christy Hughes, Rachel Pierre, Elizabeth Keurulainen, 
Jessica Mayer, Brooke Hansell, Dana Blank, Megan Gonces, Jennifer Johnson, John Tongelidis, 
Kelly Denholm, Jill Cochrane, Matthew Terry. Second Row: Chris Opfer, Mathew Jewett, 
Kelly Fitzpatrick, Gregory Slang, Brooke Costin, Julie Clarfield, Emily Hess, adviser Joyce 
Guthrie, Crystal Smythe, Christy LaMarca, Anna Skowronski, Jason Poos, Bob Dooling, 
Jeff Kowalsky, Jonathan Isner, Ryan Legato. Back Row: Diana Borello, Chris Lannan, Jillian 
Laney, Khoa Nguyen, Jamie Cobert, Colin Brien, Haylie Lum, Chellye Hinkle, Kim Maza, 
Janine Dauberman. Brian White, Tim Lozier, Scott Cameron, Justin Luecking, Gwynne Smith. 

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sorority, inc. 

They ought to be known as the "Queens of the Step Show," but in- 
stead they are called Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In what seems to 
have become a tradition, the women took home the $500 first prize 
in the annual Homecoming Stepshow marking their fifth consecutive 
win. ■ The show, held the Saturday night of Homecoming Weekend, 
invited fraternities and sororities from Virginia universities to participate 
in the weekend's events while welcoming back alumni. ■ As in previous 
years, the show was organized by the Black Greek Caucus, an organ- 
ization consisting of members from each of the historically black Greek 
organizations at the university. Extensive preparation for the event 
began in the summer with brainstorming for the theme. For the 1 999 
Stepshow, AZ0 made their theme "Delta's Angels, " a spin-off of 
"Charlie's Angels." ■ Step mistress junior Danielle Eure choreo- 
graphed a routine that emphasized the skill and attitude of the group 
and taught the moves to the other members. ■ "Practice for the show 
started the week we came back to school for the semester and lasted 
up until the night of the performance," said senior and chapter presi- 
dent Sabrina Settles. ■ AZ0 had a membership of 14 and new members 
were initiated in spring 1999. In addition to the popular stepshow, the 
sorority planned two University Sundays, church services that were 
held on campus. They scheduled regular social events such as the 
Pre-Exam Study Break the weekend before first semester final exams. 
ALQ provided movies, games and snacks to help students unwind. 
■ "Students get somewhat stressed during exam time," said Settles. 
"This will give them something to do that weekend before exams 
begin to maybe try and relax them." ■ by Robyn Gerstenslager 

Front Row: Felicia Sellers, Tameka Casey, Deona Johnson, Vonzelle Waller. Back Row: 
NeAisha Campbell, Sabrina Settles, Danielle Eure, Syreeta Hylton. 

35"' Organizations 

In unison, the sisters 
of AS© show the 
symbol of their 
sorority. In addition 
to performing during 
the Homecoming 
Stepshow.the mem- 
bers also held exhibi- 
tion demonstrations 
at different events 
throughout the year 
such as "Take a Look" 
day, which was held 
to encourage minority 
enrollment at the 
university. ■ Photo 
by Todd Grogan 

Delta Sigma Theta sisters donned their "Delta's Angels" costumes 
during their performance at the Homecoming Stepshow. The 
women took home first prize in the annual competition, marking 
their fifth consecutive win. ■ Photo by Todd Grogan 

At the Texaco Station on Port Republic Road, Delta Sigma Theta 
members hold a carwash. The event was held to raise money to 
pay for their outfits for the annual Homecoming Stepshow. ■ Photo 
c/o Delta Sigma Theta 

r- delta epsilon chi 

Front Row: Beth Yalch, Sarah 
Strock, Hannah Blumenthal. 
Second Row: Erin Dolan, Allison 
Miracco, LynnWinterbottom. 
Back Row: Jacob Bebar, Michelle 
DuBowy, Valerie Ponte. 

Delta Epsilon Chi focused on the marketing and management aspects of the business wodd. 
AEX was a subdivision of Distributive Education Clubs of America, an association of 
marketing students, and was founded at the university in the fall of 1999. 

- environmental awareness & restoration through our help 

Front Row: Lisa Boland, Amy 
Clark, Abigail Miller, Kirstin Garvin, 
Gina Moore, Mariana Bowling. 
Second Row: Jeanette DeWitt, 
Bryan Hoofnagle, Megan Pugh, 
Stephen Reynolds, Gavin Sanderlin, 
Billy Pacchione. Back Row: Ben 
Pugh, Harris Parnell, Ryan Butler, 
Katie King. 

E.A.R.T.H. members educated and took action on local and global environmental issues. 
Working with the Office of Residence Life, E.A.R.T.H. members placed recycling bins 
in every residence hall and organized events celebrating Earth Day. 

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Front Row: Jennifer Preziosi, Melissa 
Hanrahan, Kathleen Webb, Jennifer 
Crea. Second Row: Amy Bosman, 
Olivia Vroom, Sandy Ashdown, Jodi 
Speth. Back Row: Wil Rifareal, Ryan 
Sully, Carey Hildreth, Erin Bailey. 

Eta Sigma Gamma was an honor society for health sciences students and provided service 
to the campus as well as the community. Members prepared for their future by teaching 
in local schools and learning from professionals in the health science industry. 

Delta Sigma Theta / Delta Epsilon Chi, E.A.R.T.H., Eta Sigma Gamma 359 


Spending four hours of the week in a barn was not a usual activity for 
students. After years of silence, the newly- reformed Equestrian Team 
entered their first Intercollegiate Horse Show with high hopes. In the 
show at Virginia Tech, the riders placed fifth out of the nine schools in 
attendance. Competing against the two previous national champions, 
the team placed third in their second show. ■ Under the supervision 
of coach Sarah Irvine, the team was expected to do well. Irvine coached 
Southen Virginia College to nationals multiple times. ■ In 1981, over 
200 schools participated in the JMU Invitational. The university won 
first prize. Having once had a winning team in the 1970s and '80s, the 
Equestrian Club was revived in March 1999. Their roster tallied 50 
women. According to club president Laura Corswandt, at least 40 to 
45 of the women had extensive show experience. Sophomore Corswandt 
initiated the return of the Equestrian Club, having missed horseback 
riding her first year at college. ■ The club met twice a week and each 
rider had lessons about four hours each week. The riders used a barn at 
Oak Manor Riding Stables in Weyers Cave, about 20 minutes fi-om 
Harrisonburg, for lessons and practices. The owners, veterinarians Dave 
and Ann Gardner, predicted the university's future return to national 
championship status. According to them, Irvine was one ot the best 
riding coaches in the country. ■ Even though there were 50 riders in 
the club, only about 1 5 people could compete in each show. The show 
was limited by the number of horses the hosting school had available. 
The group averaged about three to five shows a semester where the 
riders competed on a rotating basis. ■ "I just love the fact that we're 
doing so well," said Corswandt, who credited Irvine with much of their 
success. According to Corswandt, the club hoped to implement a condi- 
tioning routine in the future, a change that could only enhance the 
group's newfound success. ■ by Anna Lucas 

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Front Row: Lauren Moffat, Nueteki Akuetteh, Jennifer Milligan, Laura Corswandt, 
Jackie Brunetti, Bonnie Hardin, Paige Pitsenberger. Second Row: Lizzie Bearer, Mandy 
Robertson, Lisa DeNoia, Emily Osl, Julie Schaum, Maria Sinopoli, Angle Saunders, 
Tara Holley, Amy Fiorenza, Virginia Patterson, Kacey Chilton, Chrystal Knight. Third 
Row: Alicea Amburn, Bernadette Higgins, Alison Steedman, Saidee Gibson, Jessica 
Martinkosky, Amanda Bullington, Johanna HaskeN, Corine Moore, Jessica Norris, Anne 
Hunley. Back Row: Tatiana Robinson, Rebecca Daner, Felicity Russell, Abby Vander Veer, 
Emilie Scheds, Becky Snaider, Catherine Harris, Alison Drescher. 

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After her afternoon 
lesson, junior Jackie 
Brunetti leads her 
horse back to the 
stables for grooming. 
An instructor provided 
guidance and riding 
tips to both the 
experienced and 
inexperienced mem- 
bers of the Equestrian 
Club. ■ Photo by 
Laura Greco 

)riginally founded in the late 1 970s, the Equestrian Team finds 
lewfound success under the leadership of coach Sarah Irvine and 
'resident Laura Corswandt, a sophomore. The team took part in 
itercollegiate Horse Show Association competitions. ■ Photo by 
aura Greco 

xcited about their first year as an organization, members of the 
questrian Team take part in the Homecoming Parade. The team 
eld weekly practices at Oak IVlanor in Weyers Cave and placed 
fth and third in their first two intercollegiate shows. ■ Photo by 
aura Greco 


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Running across the anificiaJ turt of the UREC practice field, 
members of the Field Hockey Club shouted their familiar calls. 
"Flat!" "Through!" and "Diagonal!" signaled their teammates. 
After an intense workout of drills, running and conditioning, 
the team divided into two sections to scrimmage. ■ Hard 
work and dedication paid off for the 40 members of the Field 
Hockey Club. They competed within the National Field 
Hockey League while building friendships. "One of the imique 
things about our club is that with an unusually large team like 
ours, you meet a lot of people and end up spending lots of time 
together and creating close friendships," said president Sarah 
Ann 111. ■ "We are very committed to the spon, but we cater 
practices to balance the fun of practice with the goal of 
winning. It's equally competitive and non-competitive for those 
who take the spon seriously or just want to have fun," said 111. 
■ by Christina Cook 

Seeking refuge from the sun, 
members of the Field Hockey 
Club relax before a tourna- 
ment in North Carolina. The 
team played other teams from 
schools in North Carolina, 
Maryland and Tennessee. 
■ Photo c/o Megan Peterson 

Front Row: Christie Schwartz, 
Elizabeth Cox, Megan 
Peterson. Second Row: Kelly 
Heindel, Brycelyn Boardman, 
Claire Perella, Erin Holt, Kasey 
Savage, Stefanie Warner. 
Third Row: Beth Sebelle, Katie 
Lucas, Erin Krueger, Melissa 
Burke, Kristie Betegh. Back 
Row: Lissa Leonetti, Julie 
Brindley, Jenn Thompson, 
Michelle Wacker, Kim Hunt. 

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Junior Kristin Garvin 
educates students about 
problems associated with 
tampons at Student Organ- 
ization Night held in Sep- 
tember. The organization 
educated students about 
feminist-related issues. ■ 
Photo by Allison Serkes 

Sporting an unusual silver crown adorned with tampons that 
pointed toward the sky, junior Kristin Garvin was a student 
with an interesting message. She represented EQUAL, an 
organization dedicated to feminism and its causes, on Student 
Organization Night. ■ That evening, EQUAL and its members 
introduced their anti-tampon campaign. "Our movement is to 
promote alternatives to tampons. Tampons contain poisonous 
dioxins that hun women and create enormous amounts of waste," 
said senior Megan Pugh. ■ Hoping to dispel common mis- 
conceptions about feminism, the 20 members of EQUAL par- 
ticipated in campaigns to raise awareness of women's issues while 
educating the student body about the positive aspects of their 
organization. "We want to bring people into feminism and make 
them aware of the issues that threaten equality. We're one of 
the more radical groups on campus but we're very involved," said 
senior Kathleen Cochran. ■ EQUAL's primary focus was to 
educate. "We spend a lot of time talking about eating disorders 
and how women shouldn't focus on their body to be comfortable. 
It's an issue that affects a lot of college-aged women," said Pugh. 
■ True to their credo, EQUAL worked to make their presence 
on campus known by all. "EQUAL wants freedom from 
oppression for womyn near and far ... and so we act the way 
we do." ■ by Christina Cook 

Front Row: Kristin Garvin, 
Harris Parnell. 

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During the Sheetz 
Family Christmas 
Benefit Concert, 
sophomore Matt 
Fraker of Exit 245 
performs a solo in 
Wilson Hall. The event 
was held to raise 
money for less for- 
tunate children. ■ 
Photo by Melissa Bates 

Senior Logan McGuire sings Del Amitri's "Roll with Me" at the 
Sheetz Family Christmas Benefit Concert. Exit 245 was one of twc 
all-male a cappella groups at the university. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

Exit 245's publicity chairman Jason Mannix, a sophomore, announces 
the group's next song. After recording during the summer at Mon: 
tana Studios in Richmond.Va., they released their first CD, a self-title< j 
album with 1 3 of their popular songs. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 


Whether you liked an '80s ballad, an up-beat dance tune, or felt in 
the mood for a serenade, students needed to look no fijrther than the a 
cappella group Exit 245 for their unplugged listening pleasure. For 
the 17 members whose smooth harmonies and suave stage presence 
helped them capture a loyal university following, hard work was a 
small price to pay for the success they achieved. ■ Founded in the fall 
of 1998, Exit 245 quickly made a name lor themselves, building on 
the popularity of other a cappella groups such as The Madison Project. 
Now with two years exposure and a membership of 17, they had 
performed in Richmond, the University of Virginia, and Mary Baldwin 
College with high hopes of traveling to Spain and other foreign 
countries. After recording at Montana Studios last siunmer in Plichmond, 
they released their first CD, a self-titled album with 13 of their popular 
performance numbers. ■ From treshmen to seniors, the men were 
a well-mixed group who shared a common love of music. Each member 
dedicated no less than five hours a week to a group practice while also 
committing time to performances and individual practices. In order 
to achieve perfect harmony within their group. Exit 245 used a computer 
program called Rhapsody to help each member learn his distinctive 
tone for each song. ■ Like most concerts, there was extensive preparation 
before every show. Gracious UPB volunteers set up sound equipment 
enabling the group to do a soimd check an hoiu--and-a-half before each 
show. Besides their relentless dedication, the group was serious about 
the academic success of its members. The men of Exit 245 had to 
maintain a 2.5 grade point average to stay with the group while other a 
cappella groups had to maintain a 2.0. ■ Exit 245 elected officers 
and followed the rules established in their constitution. The group 
searched for new voices each year with auditions in the fall inviting 
any male student with a passion for singing to display their talent. 
Despite its short history. Exit 245 rose to success during their second 
year. ■ by Anne Whitley 


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Front Row: Kevin Malley, Mike Veazey, John Zachary, IVIatt Fraker, Jeff Wade, John Paul 
Javier-Wong. Second Row: Paul Riegle, Bob Puleo, Angel Perez, Matt Barclay, Logan 
McGuire, Rob Reinhold. Back Row: Dave Cowell, Jason Mannix, Jay Porter, Hugh Gee, 
Daniel Ozment. 

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On a chilly December evening the week before exams, Flute Club 
members junior Lori Hoffman and senior Jackie Daniel wandered 
through the Ashby Crossing apartment complex searching for their first 
paid "gig" of the day. With their flutes and sheet music in tow, they 
arrived at their destination with rosy cheeks from the cold night air, their 
faces recalling a portrait of carolers making their holiday rounds through 
the neighborhood. After rechecking the address, Jackie mumbled, 
"I hope that someone's home," just as footsteps approached the door. 
■ Surprised sophomore Amber Pringle and her grinning boyfriend 
Scott Freda, also a sophomore (who had arranged the musical serenade 
for his girlfriend), met the two flutists at the door. After introductions, 
the pair made their way into the living room, set up their music stand 
and tuned their instruments. With Daniel's cue, the holiday music 
began as Freda and Pringle held one another. ■ Holiday duets, the 
biggest and most popular endeavor for the members of the Flute Club, 
took place one week prior to exams. For $1 each, any student or 
faculty member could purchase two songs by a pair of flutists for any- 
one they chose. Members traveled to residence halls, apartments and 
houses across Harrisonburg to bring the spirit of the holiday season 
into people's lives while sharing their love of music. ■ Beginning in 
the fall, the 35 members of the Flute Club grew to include the JMU 
Flute Choir and several nonmusic majors also. During its 25* anniversary 
as a university club, its membership promoted awareness and appreciation 
of music written for the flute and flute performance while working 
to enhance music education. ■ The Flute Club had the honor of 
performing in England as one of the guest artists at the Royal Conservatory 
in Birmingham. In addition to the widely known holiday duets, the 
members also sponsored PAN-O-RAMA IV, a weekend of guest artists, 
concerts, workshops and exhibits to enhance flute performance and 
education. The event was open to high school and middle school flute 
students, parents and teachers from all over the country and was an 
event of which the club was especially proud. ■ by Christina Cook 

Front Row: Nicole Clement, Lisa Nixon, Catrina Tangchittsumran, Kristen Kannnnerle, 
Jessica Kendal, Corrie Bond. Second Row: Jessica Glendinning, Christina Zeigler, Melissa 
Heath.Tammara Reed, Molly McElwee, Sandy Taylor, Heidi Ashton, Tara Hall. Back Row: 
Lane Hollandsworth.Sara Kirkpatrick.Lori Hoffman,Jill Masimore, Patrick O'Herron, 
Carrie Desmond, Sarah Cogar, Karen Keeler. 

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In the apartment of 
sophomore Amber 
Pringle, Flute Club 
members Lori 
Hoffman, a junior, 
and senior Jackie 
Daniel play "Silent 
You a Merry Christ- 
mas." Students could 
buy a duet for their 
friends or loved ones 
for SI, entitling them 
to a performance of 
two Christmas songs 
during the week be- 
fore exams. ■ Photo 
by Carlton Wolfe 

ecked out in combat gear, the Flute Club gets rowdy in Bridgeforth 
adium.The Flute Club, which celebrated their 25th anniversary in 
199, performed in England as one of the guest artists at the Royal 
)nservatory in Birmingham. ■ Photo c/o Flute Club 

wiewing their list of assignments for the night, junior Lori Hoffman 
id senior Jackie Daniel prepare to play a musical selection for Ashby 
ossing resident Amber Pringle and her boyfriend Scott Freda, 
)th sophomores. In addition to selling holiday duets, the Flute 
ub also sponsored PAN-0-RAMA IV. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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Front Row: Sika, Liselle Batt. 
Second Row: Jeff Pluta, Emilie 
Scheels, Amy Edwards, Amy 
Parmenter, Stephanie Brightwell. 
Third Row: Chris Printz, Stephen 
Flora, Jason Ericson, Christina 
Lewandowski, Kenny Evans. 
Back Row: Gini Pritchard, Jamie 
Mackie, Matt Staats, Robert 
Greenlaw, Nelson Brooks. 

Founded in 1969 by geolog}' majors desiring the comradery of others interested in the 
study of the physical nature and history of the earth, the 35 members of the Geological 
Association promoted their studies in a relaxed environment. 

- gymnastics club 

Front Row: Lilia Kick, Lindsay 
Metcalfe, Rebecca Measell, Lisa 
Janz,Tricia Graziano. Second Row: 
Terry Altobello.Alisha Burrington, 
Adrienne Merril, Laura O'Saben, 
Amanda Rice, Mandie Costley, 
Tiffany Kirkham. Third Row: Meagan 
Boyd, Shelly Pennow, Tammy 
Rodeffer, Michelle Alexander, Kristen 
Walters, Jennifer Crea, Elisabeth 
Hull. Back Row: Matt Feldman, 
Matt Eberle, Paul Gebb, Peter 
Batista, Will Lee, Matthew Staley. 

Flipping, turning or gracefully executing their moves, the Gymnastics Club brought together 
males and females with a love for the sport and for perfomance. During their first year as a 
sports club, the 25 members brought both amateur and skilled gymnasts together. 

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Front Row: Shelly Lowe, 
Jessica Guido, Brianne Russell, 
Jennie Leotta, Sarah Marcinko, 
Shannon Pierce. Second Row: 
Annie Bishop, Kathleen 
Ackerman, Erika Hoffman, 
Suzanne Boxer, Karen Calkins. 
Back Row: Karen Levandowski, 
Peter Liacouras, Brian Harms, 
Scott Quinn. 

Habitat for Humanity members strove to eliminate poverty housing. With projects almost 
every weekend. Habitat offered students opportunities to educate the campus and community, 
raise funds to build homes in the area and build in partnership with community builders. 

Flute Club / Geological Association, Gymnastics Club, Habitat for Humanity 

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With the sole purpose of promoting the arts at the university through 
tri-annual publications and arts events, gardy loo strongly encouraged 
anyone and everyone to be a part of their program. The magazine 
began three years ago by students who believed a student-run publi- 
cation was a great way for campus arts to be represented. Since that 
time, it grew vasdy to become an arts-endorsing organization. "Gardy 
loo is JMU's premiere arts magazine," said editor Tim Hartman. "We 
strive to challenge the reader, while supporting the student artists at 
JMU. Gardy loo is a great outlet for the artistic community. We seek 
to maintain an environment of artistic support and encouragement." 
■ There were approximately 30 members involved in gardy loo, but 
students of all majors were encouraged to join the staff. There was a 
basic applicadon process that involved a written statement and an inter- 
view. "Anybody at JMU should feel like they are a part of gardy loo. 
We take suggestions from anyone and hope that the artistic community 
feels comfortable approaching gardy loo with ideas," said Hartman. 
Some fijnctions gardy loo was involved in were the sponsoring of Art 
Week, began spring 1998, that brought together students within the 
arts, and the sponsoring of poetry readings throughout the year which 
involved both students and faculty. ■ Last year the magazine looked 
to sponsor a movie at Grafton-Stovall Theatre, invite a speaker and 
host a course of events from the art, dance and music departments. 
The staff felt that gardy loo su^ested a perfea alternadve to The Breeze 
for publishing students' work. "We're like a public radio in a magazine," 
said Hartman. ■ by Brooke Hoxie 

Front Row; Kristen Reed, Hemal Jhaveri, Brianne Russell, Alexander Vessels. Second 
Row; Shanna Timlin, Julie Sproesser, Marisa Domenech, Chrissy Danbury, Back Row: 
Rebecca Sherard, Lavely Miller, Matthew Ducker, Tim Hartman. 

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Webmaster Hemal 
Jhaveri, a senior, 
struggles with her 
large stack of the 
January 2000 edition 
ofgardy loo as editor 
Tim Hartman, alsoa 
senior, reaches for his 
own stack.The publi- 
cation's website, 
gofdy/oo, offered 
readers a convenient 
way to find out dead- 
line dates, distribution 
locations, sponsored 
upcoming events 
and an opportunity 
for comments. ■ 
Photo by Kirstin Reid 

aving debuted in the fall of 1 996, gardy loo! offers students an 
^portunity to publish their art and their writing. According to 
niorTim Hartman, editor, gardy loo addressed the "three basic 
!eds of the arts at any university; space, time and respect. "The 
erary magazine was distributed throughout the campus by key 
aff members. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

Jvertising the literary magazine at Student Organization Night 
September, this gardy loo staff member invites students to he- 
me part of the publication's staff or to submit their literary or art 
orks. Anyone could become a member of the staff by attending 
eir meetings. All submissions were judged individually and 
lonymously by the staff. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 



It stared down from the walls of every academic building. 
Announcing itself on exams, it was spelled out in clear black 
and white type. It was likely one of the first things discussed 
at the beginning of each semester. Yet the familiar words of the 
Honor Code were overlooked. The members of the Honor 
Council knew the words by heart, pledging to incorporate aca- 
demic integrit)' and honor in all areas ot the imiversity commu- 
nity. ■ Forty students and 50 faciJty assisted the five executive 
board members. Students found in violation of the Honor 
Code were put on trial for academic misconduCT before a panel 
of seven individuals. ■ The Honor Council sponsored the 
spring Honor Awareness week, highlighted by guest speakers, 
literature and the Ethics Bowl. "In the bowl, two teams such as 
ROTC and SGA are pitted against one another by giving them 
a questionable scenario about a student and are asked to judge 
whether his or her actions are honorable," said McDonough. ■ 
The Honor Council pledged to promote an academically 
sound environment through effective and progressive imple- 
mentation of its Honor Code. ■ by Christina Cook 

Attending the Center for Aca- 
demic Integrity Conference, 
Honor Council president Jon 
Higgins,ajunior,and vice 
president Katie McDonough, a 
senior, stand at the entrance to 
Duke University Chapel. Honor 
Council members educated 
the community throughout 
Awareness Week featuring an 
Ethics Bowl, guest speakers and 
literature on The Commons. ■ 
Photo c/o Honor Council 

Front Row: Katie McDonough, 
Jessica Clark, Debby McClelland, 
Jessica Plageman, Sally-Ann 
Kass. Second Row: Sara 
Bromberg, Maureen White, Julie 
Moon, Dan Maurer, Amanda 
Turner, Kris Tunney, Jennifer 
Carlisle. Back Row: Meghann 
McCroskey, Colleen Bresnan, 
Kara Green, Scott Sikes, Jay 
Burkholder, Justin Markell, 
Jonathan Higgins. 

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enic society-] 

Front Row: Irene Hatzigeorgio, 
Adriana Jouvanis. Back Row: 
Maria Demetriou, George Kartoudi. 

Founded April 1999, Hellenic Society fostered a sense of Greek culture and heritage on 
campus. Undergraduate and graduate students came together to share their interests, from 
antiquity and the foundings of Western civilization to contemporary Greek culture. 

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Front Row: Lisa Santra, Riya 
Mehta, Aditi Chhaya, Ayesha 
Khan. Back Row: Amit Kumar, 
Amit Khosia, Nitin Ramlall. 

Inviting not only students of Indian or Pakistani descent, IPSA promoted cultural diversity. 
Banding together with other multicultural organizations, IPSA helped sponsor World 
Jam: an ethnic dance party in PC Ballroom. 

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Front Row: Michelle Alexander, 
Natoya Hill, Christina Chek, John'e 
Jasper, Meghan Rivers, Juanita Harris. 
Back Row: Michelle Hicks, Caria 
Williams, Torri Williams, David Cherry, 
Jamie Throckmorton, Erika Hicks. 

The purpose of the Inspirational Ensemble was to promote spiritual growth and religious 
awareness by performing contemporary and traditional gospel music. The 1 2 members 
fellowshiped with each other often forming a closer bond to God. 

360 Organizations 

An lABC inductee is 
vi/elcomed and con- 
gratulated by lABC 
president Salonika 
Sethi, a senior. Web- 
master Elliot Burres, a 
senior, announced the 
inductees; treasurer 
Noelle Jones, also a 
senior, gave each a 
rose; and vice presi- 
dent Debbie Kane, a 
senior, presented each 
inductee with his or her 
certificate during the 
ceremony. ■ Photo 
by Carlton Wolfe 

Sophomore Melissa Daigneau waits in line patiently to enjoy tn *•' 

deleaable fare at the induction reception. In addition to sponsorin ^ 

speakers and hosting social events, lABC organized a career fair! '' 
for SCOM majors. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

During the induaion ceremony, fund-raising chair Amy Rockmo' 
and treasurer Noelle Jones, both seniors, exchange a rose. Inducte 
received this token along with a certificate of membership to ma 
their entrance into the organization. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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Standing in the elegant foyer of Cleveland Hall, the members of the 
International Association of Business Communications, dressed in 
semiformal attire, presented red roses to their inductees. After reciting 
the pledge and sampling the hors d'oeuvres, each member had their 
picture taken for the bulletin board in Anthony-Seeger Hall lobby. 
For new inductees, the ceremony marked their introduction to oppor- 
tunities within the communications field while the old members were 
given the chance to continue their chapter's successfiil 16'*' year. ■ 
lABC, an organization dedicated to building friendships and networking 
while improving communication and leadership skills, invited students 
from any discipline ol study to promote professional values and foster 
communication excellence. ■ "There are 60 LABC student chapters 
in the United States and Canada, of which JMU is one of the largest. 
Ours is an award winning chapter and the only organization at JMU 
whose main focus is communication," said president Salonika Sethi, 
a senior. ■ "We've tried to do more social things this year so that 
members get to know one another really well. Events like our pizza 
party, spaghetti dinner and bagel sales helped foster friendships," said 
publications direaor Kelly ReckelhofF, also a senior. ■ A couple times 
each month, LABC recruited speakers from communication and busi- 
ness fields to talk before the organization about interviewing skills, 
business etiquette and communications consulting. The LABC Career 
Fair was the main project coordinated by the organization. The event 
was dedicated solely to providing SCOM majors with job opportunities 
and internships. ■ "We wanted to do something specifically aimed at 
SCOM majors where they would have the opportunity to find intern- 
ships and things that interest them unlike the big career fair that is held 
for everyone. This fair is one of our biggest projects," said Reckelhoff. 

■ Several "shadow days " were also sponsored by the group in which 
students went into Washington, D.C., and areas of Northern Virginia 
to follow someone in the business or communications field for a day. 

■ Emphasizing communication and its importance to the business 
world, LABC gave students the opportunity to network within their 
field of study in a professional setting. ■ by Christina Cook 

Front Row: Amy Rockmore, Noelle Jones, Kathryn Bishop, Salonika Sethi, Debbie Kane, 
Kelly Reckelhoff. Second Row: Christ! Carter, Olivia Dickerson, Emily Thomas, Paige 
Thomas, Allison Ryan. Back Row: Tara Ambrose, Katie Farmer, Julianne Lane, Melissa 
Daigneau, Kathleen Shea, Gregg Lauer. 

Hellenic Society, IPSA, Inspirational Ensemble /lABC 3^9 


Kappa Alpha Order was a unique organization that differed from the 
traditional sense of a fraternity. The Order functioned by accepting 
members with similar charaaeristics and bringing out their individuality 
rather than accepting multiple characteristics and then molding them 
once they became a member. KA was a chartered in 1995 and grew to 
approximately 80 members. ■ Besides social functions, the organi- 
zation's philanthropy was with muscular dystrophy, not to mention 
their help with Habitat for Humanity. Their community involvement 
also spread to volunteering at a soup kitchen at a local Baptist Church 
every Saturday morning. ■ KA participated in both fall and spring 
rush. There was no restriction on the number of pledges taken. The 
number depended on the individual's contribution to the fraternity, 
not just to meet the need of the fraternity. Though being a part of an 
organization was hilfilling socially, KA was strong in both organization 
and leadership. The last three presidents were elected during their 
sophomore year. ■ Similar leadership was cultivated within pledge 
classes. Iota pledge class president Kyle Snow was voted unanimously 
by his fellow pledge brothers. ■ One of KA's greatest achievements 
was receiving the Marshall Award. The award commended excellence 
to a few select chapters out of 130 in the nation. Determining qualities 
included scholarship, membership, finance, philanthropy and com- 
mimity service. President Bill Greenway received the award last simimer 
in New Orleans at Kappa Alpha's Annual National Convention. ■ 
Another KA accomplishment was their involvement in piloting the 
Crusade Program. The member education program was new among 
fraternities and helped continue the building experience of brotherhood 
and individuality. It was designed to better educate members in areas 
of KA's history, leadership both inside and outside ot the group and 
career planning for each individual future. So far, twenty of the 130 
charters are crusade charters. ■ by Anne Whitley 

Front Row; Doug Cossa, Ross Morgan, Bill Greenway, Rob Seiple, Bryan Whitehurst. Second Row; Man 
Gannon, Jonathan Wilks, AJ. Ventetuolo, Justin Markell, Michael Citro, Kevin Adriance, Mike Walder, 
Chris Keller, Jordan White, Amit Khosia, Brad Stokley, Erik Harclerode, Michael Krieger, Bryan Goltry, 
Adam Points. Third Row: Vahid Amirghassemi, Michael Pimentel, Ryan Eppehimer, William Streightiff, 
Joseph Webster, Mike Vizcaino, Eric Hershey, Kyle Snow, David Cresci, Jason Arleens, C.T. Harry, Eric 
Mosso, John Sett, Bryan Abernathy, Juan Velasquez, Chris Hagan, John McNamara. Back Row; Justin 
Richardson, Jay Burkholder, Joel Woodson, Chaffraix Leiong, Douglas Sanders, Ryan Lewis, Andrew 
Rader, Will Stanley, Chuck Hriczak, Brian Ellis, Michael Herrforth, Paul Vizcaino, Tyler Henderson, David 
Adams, Dan Barrett, Russell Brown, George Kull, Alan Smith, Brian Henry, Jarad Francis, Daniel Horn. 

370 Organizations 

Happily accepting 
the Marshall Award, 
these Kappa Alpha 
brothers show off 
their pride. The award 
commended excel- 
lence to a few select 
chapters out of 130 
in the nation. ■ Photo 
c/o Kappa Alpha 

Putting on their game faces, KA brothers go up to bat. Brothers 
were involved in several organizations like intramurals. Inter-fraternity 
Council, Habitat for Humanity and Student Ambassadors. ■ Photo 
c/o Kappa Alpha 

Mr. Kappa Alpha, senior Bryan Whitehurst, struts his stuff in the 
"best legs" competition during Delta Gamma's Anchorsplash. KA 
participated in many greek activities including Greek Week and 
the Alpha Sigma Tau AIDS Walk. ■ Photo by Statia Molewski 


On campus since November 1980, Kappa Kappa 
numerous service awards on the district and natioilal levels. 
In addition to their prestigious music awards the university 
chapter of KK4^ was the largest chapter in the nation. The 
members represented the leadership and the best of the March- 
ing Royal Dukes. KKH* also worked with Parade of Cham- 
pions, Society for the Prevention ot Cruelty to Animals, 
Mercy House, MS Walk, Adopt-a-Hug and the American 
Cancer Society. Membership to KKT required prospective 
brothers to be enrolled in at least one music ensemble per 
year and a nine-week pledge period. Pledges found that the 
acceptance into the brotherhood was worth their time and 
effort. ■ by Samm Lentz 

Getting comfortable at the 
Kappa Kappa Psi National Con- 
vention in St. Louis, senior Leah 
Greber, sophomores Eric Bowlin 
and Erica Bosch, senior Kyle 
Flohre.junior Jenny Oran and 
senior Beth Smith enjoy their 
summer getaway. The univer- 
sity's chapter of the prestigious 
music fraternity was the largest 
in the nation. ■ Photo c/o Kappa 
Kappa Psi 

Front Row: Eric Bowlin, Leah Greber, Kimberly Noble, Alison Kramer, Tristian Keller, 
Diana Butler, Jenny Gran, Erica Bosch, Terri Conan, John Blair, Wendy Peterson, 
Susan Green, Kara Boehne, Dina Saccone, Heidi Ashton, Emily IVlarek, Amanda Burton, 
Jason Snow- Second Row Patrick Lenihan, Kyle Flohre, Mary Casey, Sarah Fran, Necia 
Williams, Beth Smith, Anne Finkbiner, Alyssa Glover, Jennifer Sprayberry, Beth McGinnis, 
Amanda Turner, Michelle Messier, Debbie Barlow, James Gould. Back Row: Nicholas 
Ford, Lindsay Mosser, Mary Rude, David Dewey, Stephanie Simmons, Gina Beale, 
Melissa Diener, Kimberly Howell, Kimberley Meyer, Cristina Hollmann, Tera Tyree, 
Brandon Hamrick, Amy Lavender, Rebecca Loeffler, Kathryn Feliciani, Philip Benson. 

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elta rho 

Fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service were the ideals on which 
Kappa Delta Rho was founded. The fraternity strove to attain these 
goals and instill its values in new chapter members. ■ Founded in 
1905, KAP was chanered at the university in 1991. Comprised of 30 
members, KAP conducted business from their house on South Main 
Street. ■ The strength of its diverse brotherhood was the cornerstone 
of the fraternity and the men developed the group's commitment to 
improving the community through service, according to KAP presi- 
dent Ariel Gonzalez, a senior. ■ KAP participated in numerous service 
events in which they involved both the campus and the Harrisonburg 
communities. The brothers of the fraternity volunteered at the Boys 
and Girls Club of Harrisonburg where they organized a costume 
contest raising over Si 000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockingham 
County. ■ First place awards were bestowed upon KAP for being 
the overall champion of Greek Week 1999 in addition to winning 
the Greek Sing competition. To add to their tradition of excellence, 
recent graduate Mo Mahmood was named Outstanding Senior and 
Gonzalez was named Outstanding Volunteer for the 1998-1999 
academic year. ■ by Meg Simone 

Front Row: Wes Siler, Jonathan Loritz, Shawn Cardiff, Second Row: Michael Gulick, Steve 
Loder, Mike Veazey, Tim O'NeilJonny Moore. Third Row: Brett Miller, Khalid Shekib, 
Nick Peterson, Sean Collins, Joseph Amorosso. Back Row: Eric Lazarus, Ariel Gonzalez, 
Jason Williams, Jason Checca, Paul Hajjar,C. L.Russell, Peter Tartaro. 

372 Organizations 

Kappa Delta Rho 
president Ariel 
Gonzalez, a senior, 
poses with a national 
adviser at the 1999 
National Convention. 
KAP won three 
national awards for 
their philanthropic 
efforts, newsletter 
and scholastic 
achievement. ■ 
Photo by c/o KAP 

Seniors Eric Lazarus and Paul Najjar smile and pause for a moment 
of refleaion on their past year as brothers of Kappa Delta Rho. The 
brothers enjoyed the most productive year to date for the fraternity. 
■ Photo by c/o Kappa Delta Rho 

Brothers of KAP lounge in front of their new fraternity house on 
South Main Street. KAP was named Overall Champion for Greek 
Week 1999 in addition to winning Greek Sing 1999. ■ Photo c/o 
Kappa Delta Rho 

- knights of Columbus 

Front Row: Tony D'Amore, William 
Henley, Michael Confer, Michael 
Cuccurullo. Second Row: Mike 
Hawryluk, Kevin Scharpf, Eric Bayer, 
Christopher Mulkins. Back Row: 
Leslie Gooding, Matt Radek, Tom 
Haines, Michael Carr. 

Knights of the Columbus was a Catholic family service fraternal organization. Members 
were proud of having been recognized by the K of C Supreme Council as having the best 
youth activity of any college council for their work with the local Boys and Girls Club. 

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Front Row: Aimee Bruno, Alise 
Maloney, Tara Haug, Abby 
Mumford, Lesley Golenor, 
Christine Sewell, Jennifer 
Ameisen. Second Row: Jessica 
Lefler, Kate Fangboner, Kelly 
Gallaher, Meghan Smith, Wendy 
Rodriguez, Jenn Girard, Meredith 
Bowers. Back Row: Megan Ray, 
Stefanie Sidlow, Katie Perdoni, 
Kathleen Rowe, Lauren Hospital, 
Lindsey White, Liz Sweeney. 

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The Women's Lacrosse Club was committed to providing members with a friendly 
atmosphere for competition and skill improvement. Members also participated in 
fund-raising activities to support the organization's second annual tournament. 

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Front Row: Dana Wiggins, 
Angela Durnwald, Michele Reiter, 
Catherine Green. Back Row: 
Jessica Volz, Adrienne Merrill, 
Katherine Malmrose, Becky 
Smalley, Paige Pitsenberger. 

Through Wednesday night dinner and worship and Thursday night discussion groups, 
members of the Lutheran Student Movement shared in the worship of Christ. All events 
were open to local colleges in hopes of spreading their faith throughout the commimity. 

Kappa Delta Rho / Knights of Columbus, Women's Lacrosse Club, Lutheran Student Movement 



Kappa Pi was a coeducational honor fraternity which united qualified 
art and art history majors with common interests and goals. KH and 
its members supported the advancement of art in the community 
and in the studio. ■ The fraternity encouraged interaction among 
art students as well as excellence in art. The Gamma Kappa chapter's 
45 members have always been involved in bringing in new students 
and trying to lead the campus community of visual artists. Anyone 
who demonstrated achievement in art could join Kappa Pi; however, 
members were usually art or art history majors or minors. ■ The 
honor fraternity sponsored service projects, fund-raisers, social events 
and field trips. In addition, the group tried to provide work from the 
most talented artists to the art lovers of the community. Kappa Pi 
members were also involved in JMU Portfolio Review Days where 
they critiqued the art portfolios of seniors to give them advice and 
guidance. Additionally, the group attended Very Special Arts Festivals 
and other art-related events. ■ by Gail Cannis 


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Front Row: Whitney Loke, Samantha Lentz, Sarah Leyshon, Rebecca Bissey, Jessica Martin- 
kosky, Jen Lorentzen. Second Row: Robyn McKenzie, Kathleen Keller, Gabrielle Charbonneau, 
Sandra Paduch, Sharon Bilyj, Laura Lee Gulledge. Angel Brown, Delia DiGiacomo. Third Row: 
Jennifer Moore, Melanie Sheppard, Tara Newbanks, Ginger Fetske, Beth Branner, Jacqueline 
Helm, Kara Ryan, Melissa Utt. Back Row: John Horvath, Nicholas McMillan, Jim Gay, John 
Alspaugh, Gabriel Vernon. 

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After an April meeting 
Kappa Pi brothers 
gather at Chili's 
Southwest Grill and 
Bar to relax. During 
the spring, brothers 
worked hard to 
organize an art sale. 
3 Photo c/o Kappa Pi 

Kappa Pi brothers band together to participate in the AIDS Walk 
on March 27, 1999. As a part of their membership, brothers were 
required to help out with service projects. ■ Photo c/o Kappa Pi 

Conducing a meeting pledge master Kara Ryan discusses upcoming 
events with new members. Kappa Pi pledges met to discuss fund- 
raising ideas, and the fraternity's history. ■ Photo c/o Samm Lentz 

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Front Row: Jeanelle Penaflor, 
Courtney Payton, Julie Koontz, 
Beth Renaghan, Devin Borum. 
Second RowcValentine Rivera, 
Alicia Wilson, Megan Westrom, 
Cara Walsh, Lindy Patterson, 
Naomi Sandler. Back Row: Katie 
Thomas, Margaret Byram, Holly 
Hargreaves, Bridget McGurk, 
MichelleTilton, Jessica Surace. 

The Madison Dance Club aimed to provide a fun atmosphere for those interested in the 
areas of jazz, ballet and hip-hop dance. Members were proud of their dedicated instructors 
and dancers that put on a showcase every semester for the campus community. 

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Front Row: Kathy Murioz, Sara Silvester, 
Angela Durnwald, Michele Reiter, 
Christine Lindermuth, Karen Thomsen. 
Second Row: Bethany Meade, Kimberly 
Eaton, Katelynn Kem, Joanna Kulkin, 
Dara Lunn, Amy Stone. Back Row: Lisa 
Allgaier, Keith Ganci, Ryan Butler, Niki 
Hammond, Mike Rodihan, Chris Thomas. 

Organized through the Honors Program, the Madison Honors Club gave students the 
chance to meet and discuss new ideas pertaining to community service. Members performed 
volunteer services for the local Boys and Girls Club and Sunnyside Retirement Home. 

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Front Row: Chris Davidson, Ryan 
Haller, Ann Keast, Haylie Lum, Jenn 
Killi, Todd Hartley, Brian White. 
Second Row: Maureen Yeager, 
Nicole Hughes, Jin Park, Jamie Scott, 
Mike Orsini, Erik Raynes. Third Row: 
Lauren Young, Ann Bowen, Erin 
Radel, Amanda Hath, Nicole Urso, 
Sarah Turner, Rhonda Cadogan, 
Susan Lawler. Back Row: Benjamin 
Baker, Stephen Bedwell, Brooke 
Nielson, George Kull, Nate Lyall. 

The award-winning Madison Marketing Association nurtured students in their studies 
of marketing by recognizing achievement and rewarding performance. Members strengthened 
their marketing skills by creating and implementing marketing plans for fiind-raisers. 

Kappa Pi / Madison Dance Club, Madison Honors Club, Madison Marketing Association 



Working at Madison Connection involved much more than calling 
and asking alumni and parents for money. Great conversations, excite- 
ment, pride, friendly competidon, charity events and even parties were 
all benefits to the job. Madison Connection was not always the top- 
notch program was in 1999. When the program first began, alumni 
volunteers from each geographic region would call other alumni in 
their area and ask lor gifts and donations to the university. When the 
program it moved on campus, service groups and other volunteers, 
including fraternities and sororities, would call alumni iox donations. 
In 1989, students were hired in paid, part-time positions to call on 
behalf of Annual Giving. The effect of student callers was amazing. 
Since 1989, the student calling program raised over $5 million. ■ 
There were numerous benefits to having student callers. The students 
receive specific, detailed training that resulted in professional callers. 
In addition, students related with the alumni and parents in a special 
way. ■ "Students can give true, up-to-date advice to parents. We also 
have a special connecuon with alumni. The alumni were once in our 
shoes. They want to know what it is like now at JMU," said student 
manager Kim Ratcliffe. ■ Student success required dedication, hard 
work, and a love for JMU that they could demonstrate easily. "The 
student callers live JMU every day. They see where money is needed 
and where it is going," said Lisa Horsch, assistant director of Annual 
Giving. ■ "This is not like any other job. I am actually making an 
impact on the present and future of JMU every time I make a call," 
said student caller Kristen Krug. ■ When students called, they did 
much more than just ask for money. "The purpose of calling parents 
and alumni ot JMU is not just to raise money. The emphasis is on 
conversation. Even if a prospect does not pledge any money, we still 
feel it is a success if we have answered any questions, provided some 
information about JMU, or brought back some fond memories of 
JMU," said direaor Mike Richey. ■ Overall the Madison Connection 
was beneficial to everyone. JMU parents and alumni were well- 
informed, the students gained life-long communication skills and the 
university gained money to continue providing quality educations. 
■ by Stacey Bush 

Front Row: Kimberly Ratcliffe, Ke Zhang, Elliot Burres. Second Row: Jackie DeVoe, 
Karol Dent, Sarah Sloan. Back Row: Chris Weinhold, Chris Shepherd, Stacey Bush. 

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With smiles and 
laughter, sophomore 
Sarah Sloan and junior 
Kristen Krugchat 
with university alumni 
in the Madison 
Conneaion Pavilion. 
Madison Connection 
members spoke with 
alumni and parents 
about their recent 
visits to campus and 
also asked for 
contributions to 
support academic 
programs. ■ Photo 
by Kirstin Reid 

!tween calls, sophomore Luis DeSouza-Pinto receives guidance 
3m his manager. A rigorous training process was involved after 
ining Madison Connertion in order to develop professional 
illers. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 

aving finished a call, freshman Michelle Alexander dials the next 
?rson on her list. Madison Connection maintained open commun- 
ation between the university and parents, alumni, and friends of 

e university. ■ Photo by Kirstin Reid 



Madison Mediators was first founded under the original 
name of Madison Mediating Society in 1996. Since then the 
group has been working to establish their name and focusing 
on outreach within the community. ■ Program for Pro- 
ductive Solutions (PROPS) was created to better educate 
students about mediation skills. The organization consisted 
of approximately 25 members and Madison Mediators was 
constandy looking for new members interested in mediadon. 
■ Interested mediators attended basic training during the 
fall. Madison Mediators held two meetings: a general meeting 
and leadership board meeting. The weekly meetings were 
held in their Taylor Down Under office. Mediators also con- 
tinued work on their web page that connected to Student 
Organization Services. ■ Their primary target was residence 
halls, but also included SGA and Greek life. Madison Media- 
tors sponsored Mediation Week held in the spring and had 
Harrisonburg Communit)' Mediation Center as a philan- 
thropy. ■ by Anne Whitley 

Enjoying a snowball fight, 
juniors Jane Guschke, Derrick 
Williams, Kelly Smith, Adam 
Leroy, senior Eric Stockholm, 
and junior Carrie Finch bond 
at Godwin Hall bus stop. Madison 
Mediators presented workshops 
on campus in addition to tra- 
veling to area schools. ■ Photo 
c/o Madison Mediators 

Front Row: Stephanie Lesko, 
Heather Lewy, Kristy Lee, Kelly 
Smith, Ann Traubert. Second 
Row: Geoff Wilson, Carrie Finch, 
Jane Guschke, Chrissy Danbury, 
Ashley Arnold, Kelly Tober. 
Back Row: Derrick Williams, 
Adam LeRoy, Eric Stockholm, 
Jamie Henry, Corey Rath. 

madison project 

The founding fathers of the a cappella community, The Madison 
Project paved the way for the groups that soon followed. By 1999, 
the campus was graced with five a cappella groups. ■ The Madison 
Project was started in spring 1996 by student J. R. Snow and UVA 
graduate student Dave Keller. By spring 1997, the all-male group 
had enough members and songs to premiere at their first concert. ■ 
For about a year, The Madison Project remained the only a cappella 
group on campus. ■ "Five is a good number [of a cappella groups] 
right now. It's all the campus can handle," said co-musical director 
Jason Snow, a senior. ■ The Madison Project had seen all ol the other 
a cappella groups form before their eyes, yet each group supported 
each other and often performed together. "We're a tight a cappella 
community," said Snow. "We have so much fun with it." ■ The 
Madison Project used their skills to involve themselves in a number 
of charities and community service activides. Such acuvides included 
raising money for Camp Heardand, Smdent Ambassador scholarships. 
Breast Cancer Awareness and the Make-A-Wish Foundation'' along 
with performing for high schools, alumni and residence halls. ■ 
"There is nothing I like more than singing in fi-ont of big crowds and 
getting people energized," said freshman Ben Tomko. ■ The group 
also prepared for the first time to compete against other college a cappella 
groups for the opportunity to sing at the Lincoln Center in New York. 

■ In addition to focusing on their competition, the men worked on a 
medley of songs that were unexpeaed for The Madison Project. Their 
newest songs included popular hits by Kid Rock and Smashmouth. 

■ Co-musical direaor Adam Klein said his favorite part about singing 
with The Madison Project was "the release I get from all the stress of 
school." ■ Although The Madison Project lost seven members to 
graduation in May 1999, they added five new members to their 
ensemble. With their first CD behind them, the group planned to 
release their second in February 2000. ■ "It's neat to see where we've 
come from. We were just a bunch of guys, then we had enough songs 
to do a concert. It's great to see how huge a cappella has become and 
how many groups there are," said Snow. ■ by Robyn Gerstenslager 

Q_ f ^ ^ f» 


Front Row: Jon Shinay, Robert Kaylin, Adam Klein. Second Row: Pete Kelly, James 
Stokes, Ben Tomko, Mike Webb. Back Row: Jason Williams, Chuck Stollery,T.J. Miles, 
Jon Price, Mike Hadary. 

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Showing his love for 
the Duke Dog, senior 
Pete Kelly dances 
with the mascot 
during the Home- 
coming Parade. The 
Madison Project per- 
formed from their 
float during the 
parade. ■ Photo by 
Allison Serkes 

enior Mike Webb performs Billy Joel's "Lullabye" at the Pajama Jam 
oncert benefiting the all-female a cappella group Note-oriety. I n thei r 
hird full academic year, The Madison Project prepared for a com- 
letition against other college a cappella groups and worked on the 
reduction of their second CD. ■ Photo by Samm Lentz 

enior Jason Snow, co-music director, and Junior James Stokes per- 
Dnm"Footloose"duringtheSheetz Family Christmas Benefit Concert 
Wilson Hall auditorium. During the concert, The Madison Project 
Jined forces with Note-oriety for a special performance of the 
lamn Yankees'song "High Enough." ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 




Newly formed, the Madison Society spent its first 
encouraging and building school spirit. Dedicated to imiting 
the campus community, the organization's goal was to ignite 
enthusiasm, pride and respect for all aspects of the university. 
Their motto, "Spirit through tradition ... tradition through 
spirit, " explained their enthusiasm for building a unified 
student body. They could be seen in their trademark purple 
and gold hats rallying cheers from the crowds at football and 
basketball games. One of their major accomplishments was to 
revive the Homecoming Parade. Traveling from the CISAT 
campus to Godwin Field on the Friday evening of Home- 
coming Weekend, the parade encouraged organizations to 
build floats to show their spirit. ■ by Gail Cannis 

Madison Society members 
wear purple and gold hats 
while leading their float in the 
Homecoming Parade. Reviving 
the parade as a Homecoming 
event was one of the many 
ways the group worked to 
raise school spirit. ■ Photo by 
Jessica Surace 

Front Row: Michael Alfonso, 
Keith Fletcher, Erin Conley, 
Pete Guellnitz, Haylie Lum. 
Second Row: Lauren Grooms, 
Derek VIcko, Anne Ritter, Leigh 
Anne Epperson, Bethaney 
Rider, Sarah Herbert. Third 
Row: Colleen Kinsella, Cody 
Streightiff, Shannon Halstead, 
Kara Thomas, Jaclyn Marsano, 
Emily Slovonic, Lauren Alfonso. 
Back Row: Jason McClain, Jarad 
Francis, Vahid Amirghassemi, 
Misty Noel, Kristen Bertram, 
Allison Tomai, Lauren Larkin, 
Jamie Specht. 

The Madison Project / Madison Society 379 




"So Heather, you want us front, front, side, side?" asked sophomore 
Keven Quillon as he demonstrated the accompanying steps on the 
hardwood floor. ■ Dressed in comfortable pants, leggings and tank 
tops, the 1 5 singers and dancers were perfecting their choreography 
at a Thursday night practice. Watching themselves in the mirrored 
walls, the Madisonians listened to the instruction given by one of their 
dance captains, junior Heather Jones. ■ "We're on our own now but 
it's an exciting time for us," said senior Mandy Lamb as she took a 
break from practice. Lamb and Jones were president and vice president 
of the Madisonians, respectively, which, for the first time in the per- 
forming group's history, was cut from school funding in 1999. ■ At 
club status, the Madisonians were responsible for their own funding. 
With an eight-piece band, music arranged by senior Steve Perry, plus 
a lighting, sound crew and costume designer, the group was financially 
high maintenance. Their usual tour was cut short but they received 
a great deal of donations. They had a large, successful fund-raising 
show during Parents Weekend when big supporters of the group 
generously contributed. They were paid to perform twice at the 
Homestead in Hot Springs, W.Va. According to Lamb, the Madisonians 
received over $500 out of the pockets of concerned audience members 
at the two shows. ■ All 1 5 members of the troupe sang and danced 
to medleys of popular rock songs or show tunes. The five men and 10 
women traveled to high schools to recruit new members and planned 
a big home show for the spring. The Madisonians were under the 
advisement of staff member Chris Stup, who also worked with the 
University Program Board. ■ Lamb admitted that there were a lot 
of advantages to being funded by the university. "It's easier to reserve 
venues for shows, accept donations that come directly to us and we 
feel more conneaed to the university." ■ Despite the change in funding. 
Lamb felt the Madisonians were up to the challenge. Five seniors left 
the group in their transitional year but the underclassmen worked to 
make the club Madisonians better than ever. ■ by Anna Lucas 


Front Row: Sam Birchett, Wendy Fox, Mandy Lamb, Christy Waggoner, Heather Jones, 
Jaimie Standish, Noel Molinelli, Emily Gatesman. Back Row: Steven Clark, Andrew 
Gorski, Keven Quillon, Matt Pruitt, Patrick O'Herron. 




To uphold their level 
of professionalism, 
the Madisonians 
practice their routines 
three times a week. 
Despite funding cuts, 
the Madisonians 
proved up to the 
challenge and per- 
formed concerts on 
campus and at the 
Homestead in Hot 
Springs, W.Va. ■ 
Photo by Laura Creecy 

inior Heather Jones performs at the Madison ian's Parents Weekend 
low. In the past the Madisonians performed in the annual Pops 
oncert, but this year they held their own show because of the loss 
f university funding. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

uring Student Organization Night.the Madisonians recnjit new 
lembers. Performing the arrangements of senior Steve Perry, the 
roup consisted of 1 5 singer/dancers, an eight-piece band,a lighting 
id sound crew and a costume designer. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 


As the only minority business organization, the National y^ 
Society for Minorites in Hospitality provided a unique 
opportunity for students interested in hospitality careers. It 
was an organization "dedicated to promoting the advancement 
of minorities in the hospitality industry and to creating a link 
between minority students and hospitality professionals," 
said treasurer Sabrina Setdes, a senior. Membership consisted 
of minority students in the hospitality industry with a mini- 
mum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. NSMH was a 
nationally based, nonprofit organization, founded at Cornell 
University in 1989. The campus chapter was organized in 
December 1 997 and its membership grew each year. During 
November 1999, the organization successfully coordinated 
and hosted the Southeastern Regional Leadership Conference. 
The event brought national recognition to the up and coming 
professional organization. ■ by Courtney Delk 

In Atlanta, senior Kim Romero, 
sophomore Erica Sanford and 
seniors Randall Tucker, Camille 
Castillo and Sabrina Settles 
prepare to enter the 1 0th 
Annual National Society for 
Minorities in Hospitality Con- 
ference banquet.The members 
attended many different con- 
ferences during the year 
including hosting their own 
banquet. ■ Photo c/o NSMH 

Front Row: Camille Castillo, 
Erica Sanford. Back Row: 

Sabrina Settles, Randall Tucker, 
Kimberly Romero. 

Madisonians / National Society for Minorities in Hospitality 




Note-oriety was an all-female a cappella group that was established in 
the fall of 1998. From their Pajama Jam concert at Grafton-Stovall 
Theatre with The Madison Projea and the Overtones, to performances 
at the University of Virginia and Roanoke Coll^, the group is spreading 
their sweet-sounding success around. ■ The group was founded by 
senior Bonnie Estes and junior Kelly Myer and grew to 15 members 
in 1999. With auditions in the early fall and spring, their mission was 
to give female students an equal opportunity to perform a cappella 
music, to inspire and entertain their fellow students as well as one 
another by sharing their passion. Myer recognized not only the group's 
growth in number, but their evolution as a group also. "From the be- 
ginning to now, when we started it was a lot of different people. We 
have all learned something about ourselves and have grown both indi- 
vidually and as a group. " ■ Not only was Note-oriety musically talented, 
they also had a talent for helping other groups. Note-oriety performed 
for music lovers, but has also managed to lend their voices to groups 
such as Camp Heartland and Tri-Delta by raising money through their 
concerts. ■ Like most organizations, Note-oriety members held elected 
positions and were required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average. The 
group decided on music by bringing in a recording, listening to it and 
then voting. Furthermore, their uniqueness came from their talent ot 
breaking down the music themselves and toying with different sounds 
from instruments that were played. Note-orietys dedication was evi- 
dent through their two-hour practices three times a week. ■ The group 
recorded their first CD, consisting of 13 songs, in December, and 
expected to release the album in April. ■ by Anne Whitley 




Front Row: Erin Wilkinson, Rhea Hesse, Gwen Mitchell, Laurel Pipkin, Erin Coffey, Kelly 
Ferguson. Back Row: Brand! Rose, Ashley Turnage, Bonnie Estes, Kelly Myer, Jen Aylor, 
Mandi Meros, Cristen Curt. 

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During the Pajama 
Jam a cappella con- 
cert to raise money 
for their CD produc- 
tion, seniors Jen 
Aylorand Mandi 
Meros perform their 
duet of Sarah 
McLachlan's "Else- 
where." Note-oriety 
performed in the 
concert with the 
Overtones and The 
Madison Project. • 
Photo by Samm Lentz 


mI jring Homecoming week, Note-oriety performs a set on the 
■I j?psof Wilson Hall. Performing with the all-male Exit 245, the 
M led Overtones and BluesTones, the other all-female a cappella 
W cup, Note-oriety helped bring out Homecoming spirit. ■ Photo 
' ' 'Allison Serkes 

embers of Note-oriety discuss who they will ask to join their all- 
limale a cappella group during tryouts.The September a cappella 
'cuts drew over 200 students vying for slots in one of the five 
cups, forcing membersof Note-oriety to make tough choices, 
le group accepted four new members. • Photo by Laura Creecy 

r- new and improv'd 

Front Row: William Howard, 
Alicia Heinemann, Doug 
Woodhouse. Second Row: 
Adam Suritz, Denise Wingerd, 
Kathleen Ackerman. Back 
Row: Brad Ricks, Austin Pick, 
Gerald Henry, Zac Arens. 

With a desire to make people laugh, the 10 members of New and Improv'd practiced their 
stand-up comedy routines at campus venues to gain experience performing before crowds. 

- order of omega 

Front Row; Ryan Eppehimer, 
Christianna Lewis, Justin Markell. 

As the only Greek honor society, members of Order of Omega were dedicated to scholar- 
ship and uniting the Greek community. The organization brought outstanding leaders 
from fraternities and sororities together to share information about the Greek community. 

P nbs-alpha epsilon rho 














Front Row: Jessica Beck, 
Shannon Radford, Kelly 
Gillespie, Chavonne 
Outerbridge. Second Row: 
Holly Sutton, Erin Croke, Tricia 
Kornutik, Becca Daniel. Back 
Row: Brycen Davis, Michelle 
Bowy, Kristen Bertram, 
Matthew Hahne. 

Members of the National Broadcast Society encouraged self-improvement in skills and 
knowledge, promoted the exchange of ideas among students and professionals, and explored 
the field of telecommunications. 

Note-oriety / New and Improv'd, Order of Omega, NBS-Alpha Epsilon Rho 3"3 


Early on a breezy Sunday morning a group of about 20 students and 
faculty met. They took a headcount and loaded into cars, venturing 
off to a hiking excursion through the valley. The leaves vividly shaded 
in orange, red and gold showered down on them as they made their 
way down the trail. Breathtaking images and enjoying beautiful days 
with new and old friends were advantages of being an Outing Club 
member. ■ For the past 25 years, the Outing Club found new and 
exciting ways to create friendships through fun activities. Students 
and faculty understood the importance of scholarly activities but 
also enjoyed the gifts nature had to offer. The group offered members 
inexpensive trips as well as provided ail of the equipment and trans- 
portation for each trip. The organization had an open membership 
policy and offered reasonable dues. Members participated in activities 
including hiking, skiing, camping, playing paintbail, spelunldng, mountain 
biking and tubing. For those interested in more extreme activities, sky 
diving and whitewater rafting were offered. ■ by Teisha Garrett 

Checking all his 
senior Tim Barto 
prepares to sky 
dive.The Outing 
Club provided 
students the 
opportunity to 
participate in 
activities such as 
sky diving, white 
water rafting, 
spelunking and 
tubing. ■ Photo 
c/othe Madison 
Outing Club 



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With their protective 
helmets and life 
jackets, members of 
the Outing Club pre- 
pare for their trip 
down the rapids. 
Membership in the 
club was always open 
to anyone interested, 
and for S5 dues, stu- 
dents were able to 
participate in acti- 
vities at no charge or 
at a discounted rate. 
■ Photo do Madison 
Outing Club 

lembers take a break during their hike to enjoy the scenic view. 
ie Outing Club organized several hiking trips in the Shenandoah 
ational Park during the fall. ■ Photo c/o Madison Outing Club 

laking the jump with an instructor for safety, a member of the 
uting Club enjoys one of the organization's more extreme activities. 
Photo c/o Madison Outing Club 

panhellenic ^^ 

Originally founded in Chicago, Panhellenic Council was 
the governing body of the nine social sororities on campus. 
The purpose of Panhellenic was to promote scholarship, 
education, service and unity among the separate sororities. 
■ Presidents and delegates from each sorority voted on the 
president-elea and president. The other nine positions annually 
rotated through each of the nine houses. ■ Throughout 
the year, Panhellenic planned numerous activities, including 
New Member Education Day, a day fdled with speakers and 
explanations of Greek Life policies. Members also worked 
on the construction of a house with Habitat for Humanity 
and Interfraternity Coiuicil. ■ To promote issues imponant 
to Greek Life they brought speakers to campus. Panhellenic 
was also in charge of fall women's recruitment. In addition, 
members visited sorority houses to speak on issues important 
to all Greek women, such as safety in the houses and along 
Greek Row. ■ by Teisha Garrett 

Senior Kimberly Puttagio, 
juniors Meredith McRoberts 
and Laura Adams and senior 
Danika Makris get ready for a 
full afternoon of recruitment 
events. Panhellenic was in 
charge of recruitment as well 
as governing the social sororities. 
• Photo c/o Panhellenic Council 

Front Row: Meredith 
McRoberts, Marcy Miller. 
Second Row/: Kimberly 
Puttagio, Danika Makris, Helen 
Secrest. Back Row: Julie 
Dobmeier, Laura Adams, 
Meghan Dunfee, Emily Kneece. 

Outing Club / Panhellenic Council 3 " 5 


One September evening in the Baltimore Inner Harbor, a group of 
16 college students stopped in the middle of the sidewalk to sing for 
the passing strangers. A small crowd formed around the energetic a 
cappella group. Performing such songs as "I Think We're Alone Now" 
and "Under Pressure," the group received praise and applause from 
the audience, but no spare change. ■ Although the Overtones usually 
planned their concerts in advance, the co-ed group could not pass up 
the opportunity. "It was a great chance to sing for a different kind of 
audience," junior Jane Bills said. "Instead of a room fiill of college 
students, we were entenaining an older crowd." The impromptu show 
took on a different feel than the well-planned school events. The 
group performed more for fun than accuracy considering the four 
new members had yet to learn the songs. ■ It was occurrences like 
this that brought the 16 talented Overtones closer together. "Performing 
off-campus is very unifying," senior Aliie Weitberg said. They also 
traveled to different colleges and universities in the area and went on 
a retreat to rehearse almost non-stop for three days. ■ In the spring 
of 1 999, the Overtones spent ses'eral weekends recording their debut 
album at Blue House in Maryland. They released the CD "...(un)necessar}' 
details," on Oct. 8 at a concert in Taylor Down Under with special 
guests The Pitchforks, an all-male a cappella group from Duke Uni- 
versity. The CD features the Overtones' most popular songs including 
"Both Hands, " "Ghost " and "Freedom '90." ■ After rehearsing three 
times a week and performing several concerts a month, the Overtones 
became more than a vocal band. "The friendships far exceeded what 
I expected in a club," said Weitberg, who founded the group in 1997. 
"We have to trust and rely on each other because each person is an 
important pan of the group," said senior Craig Calton. ■ Through their 
shared interest, the group found close friendships that enhanced their 
music. "Performing on stage with your closest friends is the best 
feeling," Weitberg said. ■ by Kristen Malinchock 

Front Row: Keli Rhodes.Elizabeth Carey.Tyler Hansen, Allison Weitberg, Annie Park, Bethany 
Gillan. Second Row: VirtoriaBernasconi,Steve Jones, Jane Bills, Dave Hartley.Back Row: 
Craig Calton, Erin Chicosky,Todd Waldrop, Adam Thompson, Mike Elza, Jeff Vanags. 

3oU Organizations 


Hours of rehearsal 
and practice payoff 
for soloist Jeff Vanags, 
a senior, and the 
Overtones as they 
perform the Dave 
Matthews Band's 
"Stay" on the steps 
of Wilson Hall. The 
Homecoming week 
concert followed the 
release of their first 
details." ■ Photo by 
Jessica Surace 

itage lights illuminate sophomore Keli Rhodes as she and senior 
iteve Jones harmonize at the Pajama Jam.The Overtones performed 
It the concert benefiting Note-oriety,another a cappella group. The 
jroup often performed with the other campus a cappella groups 
IS well as with groups from other schools. » Photo by Samm Lentz 

iackstage in Wilson Hall Auditorium, the women of the Overtones 
i prepare for a spring concert. Departing from their usual attire of 
i;hakis and black shirts, the women's dress was semi-formal as 
)art of a skit, while the men wore T-shirts and sweatshirts, s Photo 
:/o Annie Parks 

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Front Row: Kirsten Wiley, Kim 


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Morrison, Angela Pi, Ellen 

Collinson. Second Row; Laura 

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LaRoche, Jessica Volz, Kim Castora, 

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Kim Payne, Courtney Christie, 

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Hilary Foster. Third Row: Lisa 

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Allgaier, Jackie Lipscomb, 

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Catherine Green, Elana Isaacson, 

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Jennifer Maskell, Kristi Groome. 

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Back Row: Rebecca Say, Lisa Wolf, 

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Carly Crouch, Carrie Peak, Becky 

Blasier, Tracy Lambert. 

H) ^ i 

1 and personal development. The 

Since 1 99 1 Peer Advising has striven to flmher professiona 

advisers conduaed three symposia providing information on minors, GRE preparation, and 

careers after graduation. 

r- phi alpha 

Front Row: Sarah Joscelyne, Laslie 
Blanchard, Jenny Breidenbaugh, 
Jennifer Hall, Jill Longecker. 
Second Row: Lisa Jennae Wlaton, 
Kim Tinsley, Robert Winston, 
Becca Church, Jennifer Sullivan, 
Arria Ibach, Crystal Mitchell. Not 
Pictured: Becca Brondyke, Dori 

Phi Alpha committed itself to providing a closer bond between social work majors. Members 
worked hard during the fell to fund-raise and completed community service in the spring. 
Sophomores with at least a 3.25 grade point average in major were eligible to apply. 

r- pre-law society 

Front Row: Stephanie Lesko, 
Felicia Webster, Elisha Triplett, 
Tiffany Taylor, Lindsey Paul, 
Lisa Horton, Jeffrey B. Daube. 
Bacl< Row: Saiba Kamal, Matt 
Howells, Michael Linskey, 
Wesley Spano, Michael Price, 
Wallace Mallory, Josh Kadel, 
Jason Daube, Beth Thomas. 

As a pre-professional organization, the Pre-Law Society provided important information 
for those planning to attend law school. The organization brought speakers to campus as 
well as took trips to law schools and to the U.S. Supreme Coun. 

The Overtones / Peer Advisors, Phi Alpha and Pre-Law Society ! 3 "7 

epsilon kappa 

Phi Epsilon Kappa was a professional fraternity that provided students 
studying kinesiology with professionalism, education, service and 
brotherhood. According to <I>EK president Kathy Garcia, "OEK is 
an opportunity for kinesiology majors to enhance themselves by creating 
special relationships with peers, faculty and the community. We try 
to establish a solid network for when we leave JMU." ■ <I>EK had 
about 120 members, including 64 pledges, the largest pledge class ever. 
There was a five-month pledge process, which began in the fall and 
ended in January. The pledges were initiated according to a point system 
that ensured active participation. "I started the point system because 
last year we had pledges show up at initiation that we had never seen 
before. We wanted to get each of our members more involved in our 
meetings, fund-raisers, service events and sporting events so we decided 
to give a certain number of points for attending events. We have had 
a huge increase in participation this year and it has a lot to do with 
the point system, " said Garcia. ■ Each semester the members of Phi 
Epsilon Kappa participated in Adopt-a-Highway through the Virginia 
Department of Transportation. OEK was responsible for a one-mile 
stretch of road on Port Republic near South View apartments. In 
October, about 30 members met on the steps of Godwin Hall and 
headed out to help make Virginia's highways cleaner. Some donned 
gloves, others wielded trash bags, but all spent a few hours picking 
up debris from the side of the road. ■ 4>EK won awards for their 
active participation in the events during Homecoming Week. For 
their efforts, <I>EK won prizes including a lecture by Dr. Mark Warner, 
vice president of student affairs, $200, a cheese and fruit platter and 
10 free pizzas. ■ by Aimee Costello 

Front Row: Jen Bird, Tiffany Kirkham, Dirron Allen, Colleen Sorem, Kathy Garcia, Nolynn 
Sutherland, Suzanne Porter, Andy Brown, Anitra Kass. Second Row: Mollie DeFrancesco, 
Michelle Smith, Stacey Hartsook, Theresa Dawson, Heather Walling, IVlelissa Panus, 
Frank Damiano, Ted Yeschin, Mehoff Houser, Janell Dye, Dana Gutshall. Third Row: 
Shelly Matikiewicz, Jon IVlclvor, Jeremy McCormick, Gregg Rich, Anonymous, Andrea 
Taliaferro, Janine Klein, Clark Baker. Aimee Costello. Back Row: Chris Poll, Charlie 
Salahuddin, Cheryl Spradlin, Liz Thompson, David Cherry, Jason Peery, Kevin Warner, 
Chris Kosobucki, Mark Harman, Ryan Moriarty, Tanya McGann. 

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At the Special 
Olympics in 
Charlottesville, Va, 
junior Suzanne Porter 
meets former Los 
Angeles RaicJer and 
Fox Sports analyst 
Howie Long. Porter 
was sergeant-at-arms 
for Phi Epsilon Kappa 
and organized many 
social functions for 
the fraternity. <t>EK 
also assisted in the 
spring Special Olym- 
pics. ■ Photo c/o 
Kathy Garcia 

M a Phi Epsilon Kappa theme party, seniors Colleen Sorem and 
3irron Allen and sophomore Michelle Smith display their finest 
Hawaiian garb. <t>EK had about 1 20 members, including 64 pledges, 
:he largest pledge class ever. ■ Photo c/o Kathy Garcia 

^hi Epsilon Kappa members dance the night away during their 
;pring semi-formal. it>EK was an academic fratemity which provided 
<inesiology students with professionalism, education, service and 
Drotherhood. ■ Photo c/o Kathy Garcia 


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia's main goal was to achieve musical 
endeavors on campus and beyond. They did this throug! 
service, education, performance and research. Members 
encouraged and actively promoted the highest standards in 
music nationwide. ■ The first chapter of <I>MA was founded 
at the New England Conservatory ot Music in 1898. The 
campus chapter was founded in 1969. In 1999, there were 
over 200 chapters ot C>MA throughout the United States. 
■ Any man interested in and passionate about music was 
eligible. New members completed a nine-week probationary 
period where they learned important information about the 
chapter and the national organization. ■ Phi Mu Alpha was 
the only professional men's music fraternity on campus. They 
volunteered their time to people and projects that needed 
assistance, particularly in the Music Building. In the fall 
they coordinated an a cappella concert in Wilson Hall to 
benefit the Sheetz Family Christmas program. The seasonal 
charity presented gifts to local children who weren't expecting 
much under their tree. ■ The men of OMA continued to 
uphold the highest standards of music and contribute to the 
communirv'. ■ bv Teisha Garrett 

Members of Phi Mu Alpha 
Sinfonia gather for one of their 
weekly meetings. The only 
professional men's music 
fraternity on campus, <t>MA's 
campus chapter was founded in 
1969. ■ Photo c/o Daniel Hoy 

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Front Row: Dale Zarlenga, 
Michael Downey, Michael 
Anzuini, Kristopher Dix, Daniel 
Ozment. Second Row: 
Christopher Levin, Richard 
Ripani, John Brzozowski, Steve 
Geritano. Back Row: Greg 
McKenzie, Joe Marier, Doug 
Woodhouse, Logan McGuire, 
Bradley Johnson. 

Phi Epsilon Kappa / Phi Mu Alpha 




At the Exxon on University 
Boulevard, Phi Sigma Pi 
brothers hold a carwash to 
raise money. Through their 
fund-raising efforts, ttin 
brothers hoped to give back 
to the community. ■ Photo 
c/o Phi Sigma Pi 

Founded on Feb. 26, 1995, the Beta,^o chapter of Phi Sigma 
Pi National Honor Fraternity was 60 members strong in 1999. 
Fraternity members participated in activities related to the 
principles of scholarship, leadership and fellowship, both among 
dieir brothers and within the community. ■ The coed fraternity 
was open to students of any major with a grade point average 
of 3.0 or higher and at least a 12-credit course load. At the 
beginning of each semester, there was a two-week rush period 
for all students wishing to join <I>Zn. During this time, the 
rushees got to know the brothers and gained an understand- 
ing of the principles of the organization. ■ The historic honor 
fraternity was originally founded on these principles in February 
1916 and the Beta Rho chapter continued to serve as an example 
of these values. ■ by Courtney Delk 

Front Row: Blair Welch, Susanne Ball, Jessica Tyler, Amy Meagher, Catherine Kiefer, Christy 
Hartford, Kelly Tober, Kathryn Yudd, Jocelyn Catalla, Adrienne Holley, Stephanie Cameron, 
Jessica Levy, Megan Westrom, Shannon Alexander, Stacey Leonard, Julia Harkin. Second 
Row: Lindy Nugent, Gregory Barrall, Thomas Basta, Matthew Hahne, Peter Colosi, Amy 
Leidheiser, Allison Davis, Jaclyn Lasek, Julie Borda, Lauren Carroll, Carol Rolley, Shane 
Grimes, Virginia Filer, Mark Wilson, Heather Blair, Michele Johnston, Katie Plemmons. 
Back Row: Mark Meyerdirk, Alison Schwenzer, Kelly Archibald, Christine Stalvey, Brian 
Beedenbender, Katie Etter, Sarah Graham, Andrea Barracca, Emily Barren, Emily Barrett, 
Emily Obriot, Allison Leech, Carrie Read, Anne Mayes, Jim Slayton, Wayne Journell, Jennifer 
English, Staci Bray, Rachel Risdal. 

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Seniors Sia Nejad and 
Chris Keen participate 
in the annual flKO 
beerpong tourna- 
ment during Parents 
Weekend. Always a 
great success with 
parents and students 
alike, the afternoon 
festivities before the 
football game attrac- 
ted a crowd. ■ Photo 
by Statia Molewski 

Sophomore Aaron Van Dyke and junior Phil Paspalas man the Pi 
Kappa Phi rush table in The Village. Fall rush was successful for Pi 
Kapp, as they initiated 20 new members into their brotherhood. 
■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

Junior Todd Baldwin competes in the Best Legs competition dur- 
ing Delta Gamma's Mr./Miss Anchorsplash pageant. Baldwin repre 
sented Pi Kappa Phi in APs annual philanthropy event. ■ Photo 
by Statia IVlolewski 



"Nothing shall ever tear us asunder." ■ The motto of Pi Kappa Phi 
was the quintessential belief on which the fraternity was founded and 
continued to grow. The brothers completed service activities and 
attained the highest standards of scholarship. ■ The friendship and 
overwhelming sense of loyalty that transcended the brotherhood was 
reflected most in their Intramural competition. With numerous sports, 
dominating the Greek league took a wide variety of athletic talent. The 
league offered team sports like flag football, floor hockey and basketball. 
Individual battles were also waged across nets in tennis and pingpong. 
During the tall, FIKO took home Intramural crowns in flag football, 
volleyball, floor hockey and three-on-three basketball. In the spring, 
their five-on-five basketball team continued its dominance. In 1999, 
the team represented the university at UNC-Chapel Hill in the regional 
tournament, losing to the team that eventually won the intramural 
national ude. nK<I> also hoped to bring home their second consecudve 
overall Greek Intramural Championship, which was compiled through 
a point system of each sport throughout the year. They won the over- 
all title in 1998-99 compiling the greatest number of points in the 
program's history. ■ OKO was also represented throughout the 
Greek community. Excelling in leadership, four Pi Kapp's were elected 
to the InterFraternity Council, including the president, vice president, 
judicial chair and community service chair. ■ nK<& also contribu- 
ted to the campus and the community through service projects. Pennies 
for PUSH was conducted door-to-door, but also at intersections, 
creating a toll road for charity. Holding PUSH Weekends for their 
national philanthropy PUSH America, nK<I> arranged their biggest 
fund-raiser in the spring. With a tall scaffold ereaed on The Commons, 
the brothers spent seven days and nights sitting atop the construction. 
riKO got commercial sponsors for the event, but also had donation 
barrels set up for individual contributions. ■ Through a brother- 
hood with diverse interests. Pi Kappa Phi was a group of loyal men 
who bonded through service, scholarship and athletic competition. 
■ by Nate Givens 

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Front Row: C. MacMinn, K. Johnson, J. Gallick, J. Cusato, M, Stevens, D. Jessup, C. Cope, D. McQueen, 
B. Orme, C. Tolson. Second Row: T. Kelly, J. Dooley. S. Ruffner, J. Bonnell, A. Van Dyke, R. Cornell, 
P. Deroches, C. Burger, N. Nemerow, D. Krause, C. Downing. Third Row: T, Baldwin, G. Funkhowser, 
R. Donahue. R. Sully, B. Hernandez, R. Kappler, A. Hammer, S- Nejad, P. Dillulo, T. Hanrahan, B. Bogle, 
A. Bacon. R. Wu, F. Bennen. Back Row: J. El-Gharib, A, Leieck, G. Allen, B. Creagh, J. McWhinney, 
S. Heftin, C, Nusbaum, D. Nemerow, Nate Givens, R. MacSwann, N. Morris, 5. tewis, G. Doyle, C. Potestio, 
J.D. tubenetski, P. Paspalas, T. Talbert, J, MacDonald. 

Phi Sigma Pi / Pi Kappa Phi 



Members of Pi Sigma Epsi- 
lon sell "You know you're a 
business major if... " T-shirts 
to business majors and 
others in Zane Showker Hall. 
niE was created to pro- 
mote the fields of marketing 
and sales careers. ■ Photo 
by c/o Pi Sigma Epsilon 

As the year progressed, y>e 70 members of Pi Sigma Epsilon, 
the professional coed marketing fraternity, participated in a 
variety of projects both business and community oriented. ■ 
The chapter, chartered in 1990, offered practical sales and mar- 
keting experience to members through active involvement in 
projects and research, professional events such as speakers and 
tours, and community service and social events. ■ The fall 
pledge class cteated a "Port Republic Party Pass" T-shirt with a 
map to the local apartment complexes. After brainstorming 
ideas and creating a design, pledges found sponsors to help pay 
for the projeCT and sell the shirts. "We have the pledge class create 
the T-shirt to give them background into coming up with a pro- 
ject. It's not about making money, but about gening experience," 
said sophomore Mike Kittinger. ■ OSE participated in several 
community service projects. Brothers cleaned a mile stretch of 
Port Republic Road in their Adopt-a-Highway project. Brothers 
also made a commitment to keep campus beautifiil by develop- 
ing and maintaining the flowerbeds by Mister Chips. ■ by 
Christina Cook 

Front Row: Rebecca Campbell. Gary Green, Liz Ridgway, Brand! Duncan, Matt Jones, Julia 
Mirsch, Jessica Rathbun, Mirella Doumit, Tiffanie Standifer, Kimberly Sweet, Korinne Graeb, 
Heather Bittner, Katrina Boarman, Michael Kittinger, Sock Kam, Catherine Green, Jennifer 
DeCicco, Lauren Herschman, Emily Tichauer. Second Row: Kim Fairley, Mike Davey, Jim 
Kuttesch, Melissa Kelly, Jenny Walker, Michelle Tilton, Augustus Medina, Jennifer Cohen, 
Margaret Loudin, Corey Rath, Jamie Henry, Rudy Richardson, Tina Hummer, Karin Swain, 
Michelle Self, Emily Rohrs, Victor Smith. Back Row: Pat Espey, Shanna Timlin, Matt Henry, 
Daniel Traczyk, Bryce Harlow, Jonathan Price, Rebecca Dougherty, Kris Vass, Jack Wolford, 
Hayden Barnard, Daniel Martin, Keith Cossu, Steve Gardner. 

392 Organizations 

Judges Tiffanie Rosier, 
an ORL area coordin- 
ator, sophomore Ben 
Hill and junior Laurie 
Allen express their 
opinion about the 
performing act at the 
second annual RHA 
Gong Show. Approxi- 
mately 300 students 
attended and judged 
the best entertainer 
of the evening. The 
$250 first prize was 
awarded to a late 
entry, senior Nakia 
Palmer, for his rendi- 
tion of Edwin McCain's 
song "I'll Be." ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 

FROGs and freshmen weave leis and mingle at the RHA Luau on 
Aug. 26 during Freshmen Orientation Week. RHA planned a variety 
of events for incoming freshmen for the new orientation system 
where freshmen came to campus early, rather than coming during 
the summer. ■ Photo by c/o RHA 

Outside of Taylor Hall, juniors Matt Hahne and Laurie Allen and 
sophomore Aimee Crawrford represent the Residence Hall Asso- 
ciation at Student Organization Night. Early in the fall semester, 
the event was held to entice student involvment in campus activities, 
■ Photo by c/o RHA 

hall association 

As the lights dimmed and audience members scrambled for their seats, 
Gong Show master of ceremonies Matt Hahne strolled onto the stage 
of Grafton-Stovall Theatre amidst cheers of excitement. Sitting quietly 
on stage right, a shiny gong hung ominously before the audience. "We've 
got some special performances for you tonight," he said surveying the 
crowd of approximately 300 students and volunteers eager to boo the 
worst acts and award the best entertainment of the evening. "Remember, 
these guys are really brave to get up here in front of you people so be 
nice," he reminded the audience. ■ On their big night, Residence 
Hall Association members distinguished themselves from the evenings 
acts and audience members with yellow T-shirts proclaiming: "Some 
people wonder if they chose the right college ... we don't." With the 
success of the previous year's Gong Show still fresh in their minds, the 
members of the Residence Hall Council prepared for a month prior 
to put together another winning show. ■ "Since we put the show on 
last year, we knew what to do when we started this year. Having won 
Entertainment Program of the Year from Student Organization Services, 
we knew we needed to do this event again," said RHA vice president 
Laurie Allen. ■ Judges bore the antics of drag queens, celebrity paro- 
dies, a contortionist and a number of musical performances and ulti- 
mately decided who deserved the prize and who needed the boot. 
Those that were short and sweet seemed to keep the audiences attention 
and enthusiasm longer than those that dragged on for several minutes. 
■ The top three winners: senior Nakia Palmer won $250 for his rendi- 
tion of Edwin McCain's "I'll Be;" Mike Andrews and Chris Carter 
took second place, receiving $150; and sophomore Luke Jacobs and 
junior Tom Gallo went home with $75. ■ by Christina Cook 

Front Row: Russell Hammond, Tiffanie Rosier, Maria Scherer, Aimee CrawforcJ, Matt Hahne, Laurie 
Allen, Shannon Halstead, Keith Fletcher. Second Row: Patrick McGann, Melanie Dionne, Rachelle 
Lacroix, Jessi Fulton, Lauren Boote, Samantha Lentz, Sarah Leyshon, Stephanie Lesko, Leah Martin, 
Clarice Leile, Jane Kang, Caroline McCray, Anne Ritter, Hye Chin An, Jenn Stull, Kamala Hirsch, Andrew 
Miller, Amanda Wattenmaker, Jolene Maillet. Jenny Sanford, Jen Huber. Third Row: Maryann Shehan, 
Alexandra Long, Robyn Smith, Sarah Sponaugle, Dorsey Fiske, Jacki Betts, Colleen Sehak, Scott Chong, 
Suzanne Lane, Sarah Bradley, April Lockwood, Hina Ansari, Rachel Tokarz, Sarah Shipplett, Andrew 
Dudik, Farhad Bharucha, Lauren Alfonso, Ana Bravo, Sara Jenkins, Sarah Pratt, Chris Kelley. Fourth 
Row: Michael Bailey, Travis Mitchell, Meghann Fee, Erin Field, Pierre Fults, Kristen McCauley, Shannon 
Cross, Laura Peters, Michelle Dugent, Kelly Leonard, Jaclyn Marsano, Jeana Upshulte, Friday Oeur, 
Chris France, Stephen Grainer, Tom Guaraldo, Elizabeth Lachman, Marija Sokolov. Christine Contrada, 
Anthony Marchegiano, David Clementson. Back Row: Chris Bowden, Jon Williams, Beth Bardeau, 
Britanny Schaal, Andrew McNown, Corey Minors, Dan Thompson, Daniel Foose, Matt Liberati, Mike 
de Navarrete, Mike Phillips, Michael Krieger, Brad Hoehn, Melissa Honig, Christopher Gannon, Misty 
Noel, Mike Kelly, John Rippy, Jason Young. 

Pi Sigma Epsiion / Residence Hall Association 


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Dressed up for Halloween, 
junior Kim Castora, senior 
Wes Cole and junior Becky 
Say pass out candy to chil- 
dren in Johnston Hall. Psi 
Chi was committed to pro- 
moting scholarly achieve- 
ment in psychology and 
providing recognition to its 
worthy inductees. ■ Photo 

Since it was founded in 1929, Psi Chi has been committed to 
promoting scholarly achievement in psychology and providing 
recognition to its worthy inductees. The organization was also 
committed to stimulating and enhancing fellowship through 
affiliation with the chapter. ■ Membership requirements 
included the completion of over 40 credit hours; nine of those 
had to be in psychology. All members were required to have a 
3.25 overall grade point average and a 3-5 GPA in the major. 
All those involved must be psychology majors or minors. ■ Psi 
Chi strove to promote faculty and student interaction through 
which professional relationships developed. The organization 
strengthened its commitment to the community through 
service for Harrisonburg, such as passing out candy to children 
at Halloween. ■ by Teisha Garrett 

Front Row: Jo Anne 
Brewster, Ellen Collinson, 
Angela Pi, Jessica Volz, Kristi 
Groome, Tracy Lambert, 
Theresa Perez, Laura Burdell, 
Kelly Nolen, Brianna Stegall. 
Second Row: Rebecca Say, 
Rachael Layton, Karen 
Daum, Kerri Pritchard, 
Martha Heberlein, Mary 
Catherine Sheridan, Sarah 
Lugar, Abby Weisleder, 
Melissa McAllister, Wes Cole. 
Back Row: Gene Holson, 
Victoria Zwicker, Thomas 
Farmer, Misty McGlumphy, 
Kim Castora, Erin Miller, 
Carlin Ammons, Kendall 
Childress, Kelly Pricker. 

394 Organizations 

Senior goaltender 
Tyras Madren reaches 
back to make a glove 
save. Madren, the 
president of the Roller 
Hockey Club and the 
starting goaltender 
for the A Team, 
dominated the Mid- 
Atlantic Region with 
his 3.5 goals against 
average. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

Sophomore Brad Geesman waits patiently in the corner, looking 
for a a break in the defense between senior Jack Hachmann and 
junior goalie Dan Dychkowski. The A Team and B Team held 
scrimmages in the MAC Room at the University Recreation 
Center. • Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Freshman Charlie "Weeks" Frasso (1 7) and junior Andy Hall (29) 
prepare to face off while sophomore Brad Geesman signals the i i 
start of another scrimmage by dropping the puck. The A Team, 
participated in seven tournaments and posted a 10-4-2 record in 
the fall. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

hockey club 

"Dives left! The puck comes back right, kick save! The goaJie stoned 
the breakaway!" ■ While senior Tyras Madren may not have had 
NHL announcers screaming his name after every glove save, he ft)und 
his calling on skates with wheels, rather than blades. Madren, the 
president of the Roller Hockey Club, was also the starting goaltender 
on the A Team, one of two travel teams. His 3.5 goals against average 
was the wall that supported his four teammates on the ice. ■ Founded 
in 1 996 by alumnus Will Starkie, the Roller Hockey Club became 
more com-petitive each year. Last year the Roller Hockey Club was 
a member of the Mid-Atlantic Region division of the Collegiate 
Roller Hockey League. Anyone could join the club for a nominal fee 
of $25, which granted them the opportimity to play pick-up games on 
courts near Mr. Chips. Although membership was open to all, only 
the best players were chosen to represent the club on the two travel 
teams. The members of the travel teams each spent hundreds of 
dollars of their own money each semester for their equipment and to 
participate in tour-naments. ■ The A Team competed in seven 
tournaments and compiled a 10-4-2 record last fall. The top five teams 
in each division were invited to the national tournament, held in Tampa 
Bay, Fla., in the spring, to compete against other CRHL Divisions. 
The Roller Hockey Club finished the fall ranked fourth in the MAR, 
even though they defeated third-ranked PSU-Altoona. ■ Sophomore 
forward Brad Franklin, captain of the A Team and vice president of 
the club, summed up their winning attitude, "We concentrate on playing 
our game." ■ The Roller Hockey Club lost key players to spring 
commencement 2000, but through good planning and organization, 
looked to grow even stronger during the 2000-01 season. "We're losing 
three of our five starters: two defenders and our goaltender," said 
Madren. "But we have a bunch of young players who want to lead 
the MAR by next year. Other MAR teams are old, but we have awesome 
young guys. We should dominate next year." ■ by Nate Givens 

Front Row; Dan Dychkowski, Michael Gottschalk, Tyras Madren. Second Row: Jonathan 
Pendleton, Mike Bermudez, Christopher Morgan, Adam Weiss, Ian Collins, Nicole 
Bologna-Emerick, Shannon Baker. Third Row: Jason White, Brad Franklin, Tom Guaraldo, 
Matt Antaya, Eric Long, Renzo Cuadros, Jonathan Lee. Back Row: Andrew Hall, Andrew 
Miller, Jeffrey Dinkelmeyer, Thomas Reich, John O'Nell. 

pre-physical therapy society -i 

Front Row: Courtney Reppard, 
Beth Beane, Jennifer Crea, Leigh 
Anne Epperson. Back Row: 
Amanda Murphy, Erin Burlovich, 
DeLani Holmberg, Heather 

Pre-Ph)'sicaJ Therapy Societ}' helped students seek graduate programs that suited them. 
They did this by attending open houses at se\'eral graduate schools. The\' brought several 
speakers to campus as well as attended a few physical therapy clinics. 

psychology club - 

Front Row: Colleen Morrow, 
Marsie Trotta, Tracy Walters, 
Lindsay Hockensmith, Carrie Randa, 
Courtney Christie, Kenay Wise, 
Catherine Green. Second Row: 
Melanie Moyer, Karen Levandowski, 
Brianna Kirtley, Lee Jones, Kim 
Castora, Colleen Dorgan, Erin Miller, 
Amanda Emerson. Back Row; 
Stacey Lavoie, Melissa Lunka, 
Christine Carey, Angela Ulsh, Gene 
Holson, Augustus Medina, JoAnne 
Federico, Jennifer West. 

Each week members of the Psychology Club gathered to hear diverse speakers. They 
informed students about the field of psychology by looking at more defined areas and 
specific career paths. Membership was open to students regardless of major or minor. 

rotaract club -i 

Front Row: Dimple Amamani, 
Rachel Galin, Lisa Santra, Monica 
Bonnett, Nancy Canoles. Second 
Row: Corinne Macpherson, Ryan 
Legato, Michael Alfonso, Thomas 
Augur, Jen Katz. 




Rotaract Club concentrated on career advice, internship opportunities and job searches. 
Through the Harrisonburg Rotary Club, members were able to make such connections. 
Open to all majors, the club was founded as a business organization in 1995. 

390 Organizations 

Perfbmners sophomore 

Suzanne Schoenefeld, 
senior Bonnie Estes, 
sophomores Rachel 
Brockman and Sarah 
Layman and senior 
Andrea Zampiva smile 
proudly after their 
induction into Sigma 
Alpha lota. As part of 
induction, pledges 
participated in a reci- 
tal for their sisters. ■ 
Photo by Kirsten Nordt 

Showing off their LAI spirit junior Sarah Summers, senior Jen Aylor, 
Junior Alex Plastic and senior Brandi Rose model their new T-shirts. 
r.-M was dedicated to promoting music through work in the Music 
Building and in the community. ■ Photo by Kirsten Nordt 

Playing Burgmuller's "L'Orange," senior Kelly Myer performs for 
ler sisters. Pledges have performed in the lAl recital since the 
chapter's formation in 1 958. ■ Photo by Kirsten Nordt 

^alpha iota 

For the past 41 years, the sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota have gathered to 
hear the new pledges play in a relaxed atmosphere. Before the fall 
semester Pledge Recital, the sisters sat and talked. They even played 
a game of telephone to kill time. Each sister whispered to the next. 
Laughter ensued at the end of the game when the last sister announced 
what she heard. This sort of camaraderie was normal among the group. 
Finally, the pledges were ready to perform. "We were kind of nervous 
but the atmosphere was fun," said junior Sarah Stahler. Each of the 
pledges, like so many SAI women before them, stood singularly or in 
pairs in front of their chapter and performed a piece of their choice. 
Sometimes it was Baroque, like Mozart's "Twelve Pieces for Two 
Horns" performed by Stahler and senior Jen Miller. Sophomore Sarah 
Layman chose contemporary pieces like Jewel's "Down So Long" and 
was accompanied by junior Kelly McCarthy. After everyone had per- 
formed, they took group pictures with the pledges and most pledges 
received a gift, balloons or flowers. As the room began to empty the 
older sisters sat and reflected about the rite of passage that had occurred. 
■ SAI not only put together events like these to express their love for 
music. The group, consisting of all music major and minors, provided 
services to both the university and Harrisonburg since the inception 
of the Gamma Iota chapter in 1958. McCarthy said each sister was 
required earn five points each month. Sisters did this by ushering in 
music department events and by service, largely in the Music Building. 
The sisters performed in children's wards of hospitals as well as in nursing 
homes. They collected canned foods, worked in the music office and 
in soup kitchens. ■ Initiation for ZAI pledges took place in December. 
Not only did they become sisters but pledged to uphold the spirit and 
cause of music throughout the world. ■ by Teisha Garrett 

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Front Row: Tiffany Stein, Megan Jenkins, Jeannie IVlalinag, Amy Sprague, Sandy Taylor, 
Brandi Rose. Second Row: Margaret Pickett, Ann Lamond, Sarah Oakes, Suzanne 
Schoenefeld, Nicole Kreger, Kristin Poland, Kristen Kammerle, Stephanie Kluesner, Andrea 
Zampiva, Jessica Kendal, Megan Wilkinson. Third Row: Alex Pastic, Becky Lofthus, 
Ashley Farmer, Maria Letonja, Christina Ziegler, Jessica Glendinning, Michelle Poland, 
Laurel Miller, Michelle McDaniel, Jill Masimore. Back Row: Bonnie Estes, Ruthanne 
White, Sarah Layman, Sarah Stahler, Kelly McCarthy, Jenny Kauffmann, Jannika Ekiund, 
Jennifer Chidley, Catherine Prosser, Lori Hoffman. 

Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Psychology Club, Rotaract Club / Sigma Alpha Iota 



women s 

Members of the Women's 
Rugby Club fight together 
in a scrumb in order to gain 
posession of the ball. This 
fall, the women finished 
second in the state. ■ Photo 
c/o Women's Rugby Club 

Before every women's rugby match the playere^r 
arms on each others shoulders and said, "Bfay with your hearts 
and hands, have fun and play simple Madison Rugby." This 
cheer was just one facet that distinguished the rugby team from 
other club teams on campus. ■ The Women's Rugby Club 
joined the university's Sports Club Council over 10 years ago 
in order to make rugby a more recognizable sport. The team con- 
sisted of 25 members and competed in both the fall and spring. 
They also pardcipated in the annual spring University of Virginia 
Invitational. ■ The team practiced everyday for two hours 
during the fall and spring and kept in shape by running twice 
a week. The club played six games in the fall and finished second 
at the state championships which allowed them to qualify for 
the spring Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union in which they 
were seeded sixth. ■ by Aimee Costello 

Front Row: Elli Simonen, 
Michelle Allen, Mariel 
Ferrand.Maia Paglinawan, 
Claudia Reilly, Gini 
Pritchard. Second Row: 
Danielle Rado, Jennifer 
Jeffers, Elizabeth Black, 
Joselyn Whetzel, Naomi 
Sandler, Debra Jamison. 
Back Row: Michelle 
Waldron, Gen O'Connor, 
Michelle Heim,Dara 
Schmidt, Anna Schmidt, 
Nadya Zawaideh. 



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39° Organizations 

Volunteering at the 
Boys and Girls Club of 
Harrisonburg, junior 
Laura Lindsey enjoys 
a rewarding day in the 
sunshine while a little 
girl paints her face. 
Sigma Kappa volun- 
teered there during 
Derby Days, which 
was hosted by Sigma 
Chi. ■ Photo c/o 
Sigma Kappa 

Sigma Kappa sisters Crystal Park, a junior, and sophomore Ashley 
Turnage enjoy a beautiful day on Nov. 20. Members of IK staffed a 
refreshment table for the Turkey Trot marathon they sponsored 
with Alpha Kappa Lambda to benefit cystic fibrosis foundations. 
■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

During Anchorsplash, sophomore Anna Murphy represents Sigma 
Kappa in the lip sync contest, singing Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby 
One More Time." She was elected by her sorority to represent Sigma 
Kappa in the annual event sponsored by Delta Gamma. ■ Photo 
by Statia Molewski 

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i^ kappa 

The sisters of the Sigma Kappa sorority celebrated their 40''' anniver- 
sary last year. The Delta Rho chapter was founded at the university 
in 1959, however the sorority's history dated much further back. 
Sigma Kappa was founded nationally at Colby College, Maine, in 
1 874. ■ In the last 40 years Sigma Kappa members have worked to 
promote their sisterhood through social events, supporting their 
philanthropies and serving the Greek and non-Greek members of 
the university and Harrisonburg communities. ■ Guided by their 
motto "one heart, one way, " the sisters of Sigma Kappa spent lots of 
time and energy supporting their philanthropies throughout the year. 
Some efforts included donadng clothes and food to the Maine Seacoast 
Mission and supporting gerontology, Alzheimer's disease and cystic 
fibrosis foundations. ■ In November, Sigma Kappa teamed up with 
the brothers of the Alpha Kappa Lambda to sponsor a 5K Turkey 
Trot. The proceeds raised from the run benefited the Boomer Esiason 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. ■ "We were happy to team up again with 
AKA for such a worthy cause. There are so many children, even in 
this area, that suffer from cystic fibrosis. It's nice to be able to help," 
said Melissa Mollet, a junior. ■ by Colleen Casey 


Front Row: Gina Masone, Jessica RushJngJamieWhalen, Brittany Dilworth,Cara DiMarco, Jodie 
Strum, Randi Moiofsky.ChrJssy Scarsella, Niki Lee,Graeme Jones, Erica Barber, Stacey Wright. 
Second Row:TiffanyMohr, Cheryl Butterworth, Naz Afkhami, Erin Morgan, Khaki Oberholtzer, 
Jenny Weinheimer, Kristen Wallace, Katie Ervin, Agatha Kulesza, Lindsay Czarniak, Danielle Kiser, 
Sara Cavataio, Jen Hudgins. Third Row: Sofia Olsson, Colleen Carey, Lindsay Grant, Julie Hard, 
Megan Raymond, Melissa Snyder, Rachael Carlisle, Nikki Fink,Tara Kennedy, Anna Milner, Lynn 
Hobeck, Kim Palazzi, Becca Chezick, Allison McSween. Fourth Row: Lauren Storms, Kim Wilson, 
Francesca Joyce, Cameron Wehmann, Andrea Carroll, Jenny Hill,Tifany Kyi, Rachel Regan, Brooke 
McGregor, Marie Holland, Amanda Hoexter, Kimmie Maiden, Marybeth Dowd, Melissa Burnett. 
Fifth Row: Lauren Dragelin, Meghan Claus. Lisa Dudzinski, Abby Robison, Maggie Schlitter, Katie 
Hass, Meredith Guthrie, Ellen Bangert, Karol Dent, Amber Saunders, Mel Caffrey, Lauren McCall, 
Stacey Vogel, Meghan Dunfee.Meg Keifferjamie Lindell, Melissa Mollet. Sixth Row: Alison 
Parsons, Tracy O'Brien, Jessica Perry, Kristin Binns, Courtney Skunda, Alison Newell. Megan Lynch, 
Merideth Innes.Dana Steinmetz, Laura Thomas, Ally Herndon, J, P, Parsons, Laura Pauls, Kate 
Richards, Erin Connors, Jen Wojciechowski, Anna Murphy, Kim Clements, Stefania Koufoudakis, 
Caroline Manthey, Peyton Hoffman, Hannah Kim, Tiffany Fitzgerald, Allison Sansone, Katie Beale, 
Laura Lindsey. Seventh Row: Sarah MacCarthy, Vanessa Kreshover, Stacey Lavoie, Cameron Bailey, 
Caitlin Price, Val Caveney,Julie Nataiie,Shea Northop, Crystal Park. Anna Tremblay, Beth Traynham, 
Janelle Finnerty. Kari Bell, Sasha Merola, Jess Johnson, Kerri Bauer, Allison Ayoub, Jackie DeVoe, 
Meredith Anderson, Tana Clarke,Jami Blume,Julia Allen, Ryan Chnsman, Julia Forman.Dana 
Hierholzer, Emily Hunter. Back Row: Laura Casey, Laura Kadushin, Peejay Cavero, Jessica Warren. 
Katie Bucher, Jen Smith, Mary Marino, Christina Wilson, Theresa Ward, Bianca Bensner, Lauren 
Brooks, Ashley Turnage, Kristen Stitt. 

Women's Rugby Club / Sigma Kappa 


Sigma Nu hosted last year's second annual Hoops for Kids challenge, 
raising $3500 for the Richmond chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foun- 
dation,® the fraternity's national philanthropy. ■ Hoops for Kids began 
in 1998 as ZN's philanthropy event. The goal was to raise money to 
help grant the wishes of young children with life-threatening illnesses. 
Delta Delta Delta helped ZN's effort in 1999. ■ "We were looking 
to develop our philanthropy. Children's Cancer Funds, and when 2N 
asked us to be a part of Hoops for BCids, it was a great opportunity 
to get involved and make a difference, " said Tri-Delta junior Beth 
Wilkin. ■ This year's 72-hour basketball marathon took place the 
first week of school, from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 12 p.m. Saturday. 
Volunteers set up camp on the courts behind Mister Chips, where 
they spent numerous hours playing three on three, horse, knockout 
and other games. Everyone was invited to stop by and support the 
event and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.® ■ "The involvement was 
absolutely amazing, " said senior Keith Fletcher, who initiated the event 
two years ago. "To have so many different people so dedicated to and 
passionate for the cause was inspiring. " ■ The event sponsored two 
young boys. Each had a special wish that Hoops for Kids helped make 
come true. The money raised was used to send one of the boys to Walt 
Disney World and the other to the beach. ■ "Being the first week 
of school, it was a litde difficult to get the word out," said jimior Julie 
Dennis. "We set up a table on the corner in front of Mr. Chips where 
we collected donations and gave out Frisbees, cups and T-shirts. " ■ 
Not only did the event involve the campus community; Harrisonburg 
was invited to participate also. On Friday, QlOl came to Chips for 
a live broadcast, and many area sponsors dedicated food and prizes to 
the event. ■ The genuine emotion and interest shown by the entire 
community who wanted to help these two little boys was amazing, 
according to Dennis. "It was six months planning the event, getting 
the sponsors and putting it all together, and I have no doubt it was 
worth every minute, " said Fletcher. ■ by Meg Simone 

Front Row; Keith Fletcher, Justin Kittredge, Michael Koehne. Second Row: Matthew Hahne, Kevin 
Jonas, Steve Lee, Joel Maddux. Third RowiDan Weiner, Mike Lewis, Brian Shanley, Martin Peterson. 
Fourth Row: Greg Zahn, Bill Bentgen, Man Owens, Dave Adl<ins,Tom Basta, Ryan Oievina, John Wybar. 
Fifth Row: Rick Cohen, Nathaniel Mayhew, Billy Scotti, Nat Elliott, Kevin Deane, Larry Jones, Sixth 
Row: Lewis Register, Adam McGinley, Robert Kim, Henry Swain, Russ Hammond. Bacl< Row: Dustin 
Gordon, LaBaron Lewis,William Berkley, Matthew Hartnett, Chad Glover, Evan Livick. 

400 Organizations 

Senior Keith Fletcher 
challenges his grand- 
mother to a friendly 
game. Fletcher's 
grandmother was 
one of the many 
community volun- 
teers who supported 
the Hoops for Kids 
challenge. ■ Photo 
c/o Sigma Nu 

njoying a night out together, junior Dustin Gordon, freshman Mike 
llnter and junior Justin Kittredge show their Sigma Nu pride. Besides 
eing a social fraternity, the brothers raised $3500 for their national 
hilanthropy, the Make-a-Wish Foundation.' ■ Photo c/o Sigma Nu 

eniors Stinson Lindenzweig and Keith Fletcher and junior Julie 
I ennis work at the table in front of Mister Chips where they explained 
he Make-a-Wish Foundation' to passing students. The 1 999 Hoops 
J3r Kids tournament raised twice the amount of the previous tourna- 
lent. ■ Photo c/o Sigma Nu 

women ssoccer 

In their fifth year on campus, the Women's Soccer Club 
experienced a season of victory on the field and within the 
group. In addition to encouraging and stressing a competitive 
atmosphere, they enjoyed full participation and dedication. 
■ The fall began with tryouts, and approximately 100 females 
tried out for the 35 spots. The addition of a new coach, Corey 
Hanks, also helped the team to finish with a 10-3-2 record 
during the fall. ■ Winning the Clemson Socctoberfest Tour- 
nament automatically gave them a bid to the national tourna- 
ment in Statesboro, Ga. In their third consecutive trip to 
nationals, the team lost to Ohio State University in sudden 
death play in the quanerfinals. Despite the loss, the team did 
experience some success at nationals when they received the 
award for best team-spirited hair. In addition, junior Erin 
Gilman was named to the All-Tournament team. ■ "This is 
the closest soccer team I've ever been a part of," claimed 
president Wendy Winkler, a junior. "The disappointment in 
nationals was made up for by our spirit." ■ by Kelly Estes 

Proudly displaying their many 
trophies, the Women's Soccer 
Club enjoys the spotlight at one 
of their many tournaments. The 
team finished with a 1 0-3-2 
record during the fall and 
earned their third consecutive 
trip to nationals. « Photo c/o 
Women's Soccer Club 

Front Row: Laura McPhee, 
Carrie Offenbacher, Sarah 
Margeson, Colleen Macner, Katie 
Preece, Heidi Ferguson, Jessica 
Williams, Jen Chalfin. Second 
Rowr: Beth Fitzpatrick, Denise 
Horacek, Sheri Francis, Erin 
Gilman, Stephanie Holt, Jennifer 
Maskell, Lauren Germain, Kendra 
Chambers, Caitlin Rooney, Mary 
Blaney. Back Row: coach Cory 
Hanks, Terri Weidman, Megan 
Fandrei, Susie Morahan, Jennie 
Austin, Katie Etter, Wendy 
Winkler, Emily Ural, Lisa Dowell, 
Sandi Dallhoff, coach Jim Ciocco. 

Sigma Nu / Women's Soccer Club 


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/^sigma Sigma 

On April 20, 1898, Sigma Sigma Sigma was founded by seven women 
at Longwood College in Farmville, Va. On campus, XZ2 was the first 
sorority established on Greek Row and is currently the largest chapter in 
the nation, with over 1 50 members. ■ The sisters of EEZ participated 
in community service projects throughout the year. They co-sponsored 
a blood drive and participated in a Bowl-a-thon. In addition, the sisters 
held a Halloween Party at the Roberta Webb Child Care Center and a 
Christmas party for the residents of Camelot Health and Rehabilitation 
Center where they preformed a talent show. They also held fund-raisers 
to collect money for the Carrie Kutner Scholarship sponsored by 
Student Ambassadors. ■ The chapter's philanthropy was the Robbie 
Page Memorial Foundation and their motto was "Sigma Serves Children." 
The foundation provided aid for terminally ill children in two hospitals. 
One was in Dallas and the other was in Chapel Hill, N.C. ■ The 
new members of ZEE were initiated on Nov. 20. They were involved 
in activities to promote unity and strengthen sister relations. To learn 
more about Greek life and social issues, the sisters saw educational speakers 
and went to workshops. They raised money for the chapter's national 
philanthropy by selling T-shirts which they designed themselves. The 
sisters also participated in a rope course at Camp Horizons, which 
emphasized team building and leadership. ■ Throughout the year, 
YH. actively participated in fund-raisers and events in the Greek com- 
munity. In 1999, they won second place in Greek Sing. They also 
took part in Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash and Sigma Chi's Derby 
Days. ■ Sister relations was an important part of Z2X. They went on 
camping trips, snow-tubing trips and held sister retreats to strengthen 
the fi-iendships within the sorority. In addition, they held a Homecoming 
Brunch to welcome back the alumnae of the chapter. ■ by Nicole Stone 

Front Row: K. Abbott, D. Thompson, M. Crane, A. Boland, T. Coleman, L. Phillips, N. Querze, 
C. Kastelberg, L Hansen. Second Row: E. Smith, B. Blasier, J. Sutliff, J. Epier, C. Radel<e, E. 
Pavlic, S. Nielsen, L. Lycksell, K. Kreter, A. Rupinta, L. Ketchiedge, 5. Taylor, S. Reimers, K. 
Abel, J. Pyles. Third Row: S. Neumann, S. Lutes, J. Crawford, C. Zaieski, M. Johnston, L. 
Pauley, S. Smith, K. Plemmons, M. Davidson, S. Scourby, A. Forehand, B. Megel, M. Rayner, 
K. Plunnley, J. Leader, M. Frey, S. Light, E. Brancato, L. IVloore, A. Ashbridge. Fourth Row: L 
Clark, D. Aleves, C. Brown, J. Doyle, L Leggett, J. Osborne, K. McCahill, G. Hay, L. Sumerford, 
J. Gunther, J. Henderson, L. DiSano, N. Morelli, M. Godfrey, K. Jeffers, B. Shuler, M. Zimpel, D. 
Blank, M. Tait, K. Rajaram, K. Fontana, L Meadows, L. Vitolo, K. Earnest. Back Row: A. 
Kowalsky, K, Holt, E. Kortecamp, B. Fritzius, J. Tate, L. Cullen, L Smith, K. Rodman, C. Tinder, 
E. Brennan, M. Landes, E. Riley, A. Price, N. Scherer, D. Clavelli, K. Gony, S. Summers, N. 
Furlough, K. Konrad, E. Gorski, M. IVlason. 

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Tri-Sigma sisters 
prepare for the 
rushees that will fill 
their basement. 
Recruitment allowed 
sisters and rushees 
to get to know each 
other better through 
interviews, social 
events and meetings, 
■ Photo c/o Sigma 
Sigma Sigma 

le sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma show off their Village People 
)stumes. Many fraternties and sororities held themed parties for 
leir members. ■ Photo c/o Sigma Sigma Sigma 

-Sigma sisters practice their basketball skills during Greek Week, 
hen the other team failed to show up, sisters played each other. 
I Photo by Carlton Wolfe 




The Women's Softball Club maintained its status despite 
hardship over the past two seasons. As club secretary Terri 
Bullock, a senior, explained, "At the end of our 1998 season, 
our field was taken away from us in hopes of a varsity women's 
Softball team. For all of last year and so far this season, we 
have had no field to play on, and there is still no varsity team." 
Fortunately, their goal to play highly competitive fast-pitch 
Softball against other universities became more realistic. ■ 
In addition to practices and games, the team was actively 
involved in community service projects throughout Harrison- 
burg, and was working on fund-raising for their trip to the 
spring national championships in Utah. ■ As a club sport, 
the women's softball team encouraged female students to try 
out each fall and spring, where 20 to 25 girls were selected. 
"We have such a great time together," said freshman Kristen 
Jeremiah. "There is a great unity among the team, both on 
and off the field. It's so much fiin." ■ by Courtney Delk 

Members of the Women's 
Softball Club talk with interested 
students at Student Organiza- 
tion Night in September. The 
club allowed members to 
compete against other teams 
from universities along the east 
coast. ■ Photo by Laura Greco 

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Front Row: Kristen Nolen, 
Kristy Alexander, Megan 
Beazley, Maggie Dean, Kerry 
Fair, Christine Baker. Second 
Row; Kristen Day, Becky Brown, 
Hilarie Nicolson, Paula Dean, 
Lisa Winterfeldt, Jordanna 
Spencer, Janine Klein. Third 
Row: Kristen Jeremiah, Terri 
Bullock, Michelle Colligan, Jen 
Mattison, Andrea Taliaferro, 
Casey Quinn, Olivia Zehringer. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma / Softball Club 


social work organization -n 

Front Row: Natalie Carey, Erin 
Williams, Kimberly Gubser, Jenny 
Breidenbaugh. Second Row: Becca 
Brondyke, Jill Longnecker, Jennifer 
Hall, Cristina Hollmann. Back Row: 
Harmonie Horowitz, Craig 
Abrahamson, Rebecca Sherard, 
Sarah Frick. 

Since the 1970s, the Social Work Organization has been an active force on campus. Mem- 
bers promoted awareness and interest in social work issues and also conducted the annual 
Social Work Celebration Conference in March. 

society for human resource management - 

Front Row: Meredith Vaughan, 
Jennifer Ameisen. Back Row: Jenny 
Rogers, Matt Owens, Allison Conforti. 

The Societ}' for Human Resource Management served as a link between students and 
professionals. Members promoted the professional development of human resoiu-ces, and 
their chapter earned the 1998-1999 Superior Merit Award from the National SHRM. 

Student managed investment fund -i 

Front Row: Brian Leibowitz, Renzo 
Cuadros, Dean Choksi, Michael 
Rubel, Adam Points, Tom Coleman. 
Second Row: Shane Gorman, Kevin 
Langlais, Yael Kauffman, Noelle 
Jones, Erin Morgan, Brian Frank, 
Timothy Hughes. Back Row: Blake 
Sonnek-Schmelz, Bryan Castle, 
Jeffrey Dinkelmeyer, Daniel Strong, 
Ian Keenan, Andy Dicker, Douglas 
Sanders, Kevin Gasque. 

The Student Managed Investment Fund, founded in 1998, was given $ 100,000 of privately 
donated funds to invest in the New York Stock Exchange. Potential members completed 
an interview process to be able to gain practical experience as "member analysts." 

404 I Organizations 

The cast of "Celebra- 
tion" fine tunes a 
scene at one of their 
last dress rehearsals. 
Musicals often re- 
quired larger budgets 
and production teams 
which the Stratford 
Players took into con- 
sideration during a 
show proposal. ■ 
Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

Seniors Mandy Lamb and Mike Minarik share a dance as charade 
Julie Jordan and Mr. Snow in "Carousel," a musical produced in sprin 
1999. Each Theatre II produaion was approved by the Stratford 
Players and produced and promoted entirely by students. ■ Pho 
by Carlton Wolfe 

Senior theater major Casey Kaleba stretches in the Green Room ii 
Theatre II while waiting for rehearsal to start. Crowded with old sof 
and chairs, many students used the room not only for downtim 
between scenes, but for group meetings and midday naps. ■ Pho 
c/o Stratford Players 


The Stratford Players was one of the oldest and most respected 
organizations on campus. The group approved and produced all the 
plays performed at Theatre II, the experimental theater located on 
South Main Street, with few exceptions. The members of the Stratford 
Players concerned themselves with furthering the education of theater 
by organizing and producing each show. ■ "The beaury of the Strat- 
ford Players is that students control everything. The stage set-up, 
lighting, sound and promotion all are done by students, we produce 
every aspect of the show," said senior Carrie Reynolds, vice president 
of the Stratford Players. The Players approved and produced approxi- 
mately 12 plays a year, including the 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning 
play "How I Learned to Drive." Other plays included, "Medea," the 
Greek play written by Euripedes, and student- written plays "Catharsis" 
and "The Big Honkin' Sketch Show." ■ "The Stratford Players 
concern themselves with a wide spectrum of shows," said Reynolds. 
"We produce all types of plays: comedies, musicals, modern, Shakes- 
peare and Greek tragedies." ■ The group was originally comprised 
of students who put on plays before there was organized theater at the 
university. Open to any student, the Stratford Players continued to 
be the only theater organization on campus and audiences hailed 
their productions as engaging and captivating. The results of their 
toils were entertaining and virtuous, providing students a forum to 
exhibit their writing, directing, acting and producing talents. ■ by 
Alex Sarnowski 

Front Row: Jenny Jenkins, Roy Gross, Shannon Listol, Carolyn Bream, Rachel Kaplan. 
Second Row: Lesley Weppio, Kathryn Lawson, Bonnie Estes, Nehal Joshi, Carrie Reynolds, 
William Hinds, Matthew Balthrop. Back Row: Manhew Cannington, Brooke Marshall, 
Michelle Ferrara, Justin Tolley, Jonathan Hafner. 

Social Work Organization, Society for Human Resource Management, Student Managed Investment Fund / Stratford Players 4^5 



Senior Scott Rogers leads a 
group of prospective stu- 
dents and parents during 
a campus tour. The Student 
Ambassadors promoted a 
positive image of the uni- 
versity to visitors through 
campus tours and other 
welcoming events. ■ 
Photo by Steve Boling 

Working closely with the Office of Admissions and Alumni 
Relations, the Student Ambassadors represented and promoted 
the universit)' to prospective smdents and guests, current students 
and alumni. The Student Ambassadors' goal was to maintain 
the integrity' of the imiversit)' by creating a positive impression. 
■ Student Ambassadors pro\'ided tours of the campus, participated 
in Homecoming and Parents Weekend events and promoted 
the Carrie Kumer Smdent Ambassador Scholarship. Operation: 
Santa Claus, a benefit program sponsored by Student Ambassadors, 
provided gifis to 110 underpriveleged children in the Harrisonburg 
communit)'. ■ "I've meet a lot of cool people of diverse 
backgrounds," said junior Pete Colosi. "Another great thing 
about Ambassadors is we have the opportunit)' to influence 
the future of JMU." ■ by Kelly Estes 

Front Row: Katie Plemmons, Stephen Davis, Jill Ruppersberger, Rachel 
Montgomery, Megan Arzt, Pamela Riker, Michelle Tootchen, Beth Wilkin, Kerrie 
Wudyka, Rachael Miles, Swati Minal, Julie DeMeester. Second Row: Shelley 
Nielsen, Stephanie Scourby, Gregory Slang, Kati Mercke, Kristin Lazenby, Nell 
Amos, Amy Ibach, Natalie Zameroski, Jessica Shorter, Alise Maloney Beth Kulyk, 
Kris Tunney, Emily Couch. Back Row Tricia Coleman, Nancy Sherman, Charlotte 
Schindler, Matt Conrad, Rebecca Heitfield, Eric Bowlin, Mike Alfonso, Nick 
Langridge, Keith Fletcher, Scon Rogers, Marissa Savastana, Jessica Yuspeh. 

400 Organizations 

Junior Darrell Kent of 
Omega Psi Phi 
recites a lyrical poem 
with a combination 
of step moves for an 
audience in the PC 
Ballroom. Other acts 
from Take a Look 
Day included perfor- 
mances from the 
Gospel Singers and 
Eclipse. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 


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At Student Organization Night senior Shavalyea Wyatt, sophomores 
Bahi Harris and Angie Waddell and adviser Caria Moore of Student 
Minority Outreach present informational pamphlets to promote 
minority issues on campus. SMO dedicated much of their time to 
increasing minority enrollment. ■ Photoby Allison Serkes 

Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. perform a step routine 
for visiting parents and prospeaive students and campus minority 
organizations on Take a Look Day. Every campus organization 
was invited to set up a table during Take a Look Day to demonstrate 
the diversity of the university. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

for minority outreach 

High school senior Ashley Green and her mother Renee Weathenon 
of Loudon County, Va., walked from table to table, stopping to examine 
the photo albums and informational brochures at the club fair sponsored 
by Students for Minority Outreach (SMO). Already in the process 
of narrowing down her college choices, Green had heard good things 
about JMU and its programs. "I think this day is really good for 
minority students to meet prospective students and show them what's 
offered. I've had a nice campus visit so far," she said. ■ Warm smiles 
and friendly faces greeted smdents and visitors as they entered the doors 
of PC Ballroom. Music, laughter and the smell of popcorn hung in the 
air surrounding the tables set up by campus organizations, enticing 
prospective students to take a closer look at the diverse elements of 
campus. "Our main mission is to recruit minorities to JMU by presenting 
it as a diverse campus," said SMO treasurer Renita Moore, a sophomore. 
■ The day long event took place during the second weekend in Nov- 
ember. It offered high school students in search of a college the chance 
to experience the campus from a multicultural perspective. While 
perusing the tables of the 24 organizations that were part of the Center 
for Multicultural Student Services, as well as the tables of the SGA 
and WXJM, entertainment groups such as the Contemporary Gospel 
Singers and Eclipse performed musical numbers and dance routines 
for the crowd. ■ In addition to the club (air, visitors attended academic 
sessions giving them the opportunity to meet with deans, professors 
and students. "There has been a lot of preparation for this day since 
school began, and its one of the areas we focus major attention on in 
addition to Prospectives Week held in the spring, " said sophomore 
Lakeisha Watkins. ■ Two hundred prospective students and their 
families were invited to stay for the afternoon football game against 
Richmond, showcasing school spirit while capping the day off with 
a 31-13 victory. ■ "From a parent's perspective, this day is a really 
good opportunity to see what JMU has to offer and bring students 
from many diverse backgrounds together. It's a wonderful program, " 
said Weatherton. ■ by Christina Cook 

Front Row: Victoria Leavelle, Bahi Harris, Jamie Fleece, Marilyn Jackson. Second Row: 
Renita Moore, Kea Hicks, Kymber Lovett, Talia Cassis. Back Row: Jaime Lomax, Angela 
Waddell, Tyson Brown, Shavalyea Wyatt, Krystal Woodson. 

Student Ambassadors / Students for Minority Outreach 4*-'7 

government association 

The Student Government Association consisted of eleaed class council 
members, executive council members, senators from residence hails 
and representatives from campus organizations. Each week senators 
met and had the opportimit)' to address the assembly and to provide 
ideas to bener the tmiversity community. ■ The SGA senate was 
divided frmJier into groups such as Buildings and Grounds, Food 
Services and Multicultural committees. The groups met at separate 
times from the main meeting to discuss ways to improve campus in 
smaller group settings. ■ One significant achievement of the SGA 
was the administrarions agreement to designate Martin Luther King Jr. 
Day as a university' holiday. For several years SGA sought the recog- 
nition of Dr. King's birthday by the university and as a result of their 
persistence in addition to that of others, the uruversit)' council complied. 
Senators also rallied supf)ort so adjustments were made to the Harrison- 
burg Transit Sj-stem. The bus routes were made more accessible to 
students living on the east campus. In addition, SGA members partici- 
pated in the Homecoming Parade and other community' events. ■ 
Through the work ot the Smdent Government Association, students 
were given an active voice on campus. ■ by Teisha Garrett 

Front Row: Carey Hildreth, Mina Adibpour, Stacy Lowthert, Katie Kelly, Matt Hogan, Jenn 
Weiss. Second Row: Jada Beazer, Mike Swansburg, Archer Stephenson, Alison Steedman, 
Lyndsey Walther-Thonnas, Connie Maxwell, Erin Randolph, Maiya Parham, Travis Thomas. 
Sara Jenkins. Michael Jaycox. Jason Freund. Third Row Lori Pirkle, Holly Hargreaves, Judy 
Cianni, Kelly Longstreet, Arlene Page, Kelly Clingempeel, Michael Flaherty, Brad Palmer, 
Heather Herman, Austin Adams, Michael Parris, Coleen Santa Ana, Saiba Kamal, Michelle 
Lancaster, Kevin Duffan, Andrew Miller, Nicole Lee, Lisa Braun. Fourth Row Matt Conrad, 
Stephen Moss, Jeanne Barnes, Kathryn Palluch, Jennifer Sutliff, April Frazier, Nicole Solovey, 
Amanda Klein, Kristen Vetri, Heather Swientek, Lauren Weiss, Erin Bailey, Ashley Morris, 
Lauren Boote, Lauren O'Brien, Tara KJsielewski, David Clementson, Scott Chong, Keturah 
Corell, Hina Ansari, Erin Graves. Fifth Row: Brian Jack. Thaddeus Glotfelty, Mark Sullivan, 
Courtney Blake, Peter Swerdzewski, Sarah Bittenbender, Erin LJyttewaal, Stephen Davis, 
Allen Ameri, Jeff Biri^e, Amy DiBenedetto, Stefanie Warner, Laura Ramsey, Felicia Webster, 
Melissa Bramhall, Patrick Blake, Cathy Walters, Kate McAllister, Kelly Grennan, Kevin Hutton, 
Jennifer Solly. Back Row: Taylor Sturtevant, Patrick Horst, Justin Solomon, Lisa Nixon, 
Kevin Gasque, Adam Points, Allison Tait Kevin Deare, Marissa Savastana, Jason Slattery, 
Justin Richardson, Carlos Pinto, Bryan Mabry, Adam Jones, Chris Fortier, Conor Dowling, 
Chris Shepherd, Catie Campbell, Man Stover, Nick Hurston, Adam Holloway. 

4 O o Organizations 

senior class counci 

Front Row: Marissa Savastana, Mike Swansburg. 
Back Row: Kevin Gasque, Adam Points, Erin Uyttewaal. 

The SGA shows its 
spirit as members par- 
ticipate in the Home- 
coming Parade. The 
SGA tacl<led issues 
such as the univer- 
sity's new mission 
statement and pass- 
ing a bill of resolution 
outlining the new 
alcohol policy. ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 

Front Row; Brad Palmer, Nicole Solovey, Sarah 
Bittenbender, Jay Nair, Kevin Hutton. 

Executive board 

Front Row: Stephen 
Davis, Heather Herman, 
Brad Palmer. Back Row: 
Michael Flaherty, Peter 
Swerdzewski, Austin 
Adams, Michael Parris. 

Front Row: Adam Jones, Matt Stuver. 
Back Row: Bryan Mabry, Chris Fortier. 


man class counc 

:ommittee heads 

Front Row: Mike 
Swansburg, Kevin 
Duffan, Amy 
DiBenedeno, Katie 
Kelly. Second Row Kate 
McAllister, Saiba Kama!, 
Arlene Page, Jeanne 
Barnes, Amanda Klein. 
Back Row: Taylor 
Sturtevant, Bryan Mabry, 
Chris Fortier, Matt 

Front Row: Lyndsey Walther-Thomas, Lisa Nixon. 
Back Row: Alison Steedman, Justin Solomon. 

Student Government Association j 4^9 


While band members from area high schools prepared for their per- 
formances in die Parade of Champions, one group of women was on-call 
to assist them. The 21 members of Tau Beta Sigma were officially re- 
sponsible for assisting the Marching Royal Dukes during their events. 
■ Founded in 1939, TBZ was chartered at the university in 1987. 
One of their responsibilities was to help organize the Parade of Cham- 
pions. The Marching Royal Dukes played host to a high school band 
competition where TBZ members guided bands, sold programs and 
performed numerous other activities. Fall semester, the marching 
season, was their busiest time of year. Sisters spent between 10 and 
1 5 hours each week on service activities. The sisters ushered concerts, 
handed out drinks to the band members during games and hosted 
their major event, the Marching Royal Duke Ball. ■ The sorority 
held rush periods fall and spring semesters. Potential members had 
to be registered in a university band program for at least one semester 
and had to have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. ■ Most of the 
sisters were also members of the marching band but only two sisters 
were actually music majors. Members had majors ranging from biology 
to social work. ■ Senior Melanie Whidow decided to rush TBZ 
because of the friendliness of the sisters. "I got to know them, they 
were incredible. They are so willing to be your friend. They really 
put themselves out there for you." ■ With such a small group, Whidow 
felt that they couldn't afford to create cliques, and that was one of 
the best things about the organization. The sisters worked toward a 
common goal of serving the Marching Royal Dukes to the best of 
their abilities. ■ by Anna Lucas 

Front Row: Jamie Bushey, Rachel DeSpain, Rebecca Goldberg, Carrie Hood. Second 
Row: Gate Wardell, Anna Johnson, Fatimah Kirby, Jennifer Furman. Third Row: Karin 
Durand, Erin Leddy, Melanie Whitlow, Amy Shafer. Back Row: Jennifer Jackson, Krissy 
Callaway, Janelle Tait. 

410 Organizations 

Tau Beta Sigma sister 
Rachel DeSpain.a 
sophomore, moves 
with the music of the 
Marching Royal Dukes 
during a performance 
at Bridgeforth Sta- 
dium. Most of the sis- 
ters were also in the 
MRD, yet only two 
sisters were music 
majors. ■ Photo by 
Allison Serkes 

he sisters of Tau Beta Sigma serve the Marching Royal Dukes at 
he Parade of Champions in October. TBS passed out drinks, 
irograms and helped register high school bands. ■ Photo c/o 
au Beta Sigma 

reshman Alicia White, sophomore Becca Maxwell, senior Jen Furman 
nd sophomore Nicole Krieger show off their gowns at initiation. 
Membership was open to any female student with a GPA of 2.5 or 
igher and who had been in the university band program for at 
?ast a semester. ■ Photo c/o Tau Beta Sigma 


The Mu Tau chapter of Tau Kappa E^ilon was the oldest 
fraternity on campus. First chartereciin 1969, TKE continued 
to thrive. Originally housed in what is now the Joshua Wilton 
House on S. Main Street, TKE grew under determination 
and strong leadership. ■ TKE moved out of that house and 
into a house on Greek Row. They remained there until they 
encountered problems with the university and moved back 
off campus. Shordy after, the chapter lost its national chaner 
due to financial and other problems in the chapter. ■ TKE 
then moved into the house at 635 S. Main St., where they 
resided the previous year. Over the past few years, the 
members of TKE struggled to regain their charter and fmally 
succeeded in spring 1997. Since then, TKE has worked with 
the administration to regain their status as a recognized 
organization at the university. ■ Some TKE events had 
themes, such as the Mardi Gras Celebration they held in mid- 
November. Other times, their gatherings combined ftm with 
a good cause. In December, TKE had a party and asked 
for $3 contributions at the door. They used the money to 
purchase food and Christmas presents for a local family. ■ 
by Kelly Estes 

Lead singer Schiavone McGee 
of Fighting Gravity pumps up 
the audience during their 
performance at Septemberfest. 
TKE sponsored the event in 
conjunction with the Knights 
of Columbus in order to raise 
money for the Special Olympics. 
■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

Front Row: John Oo, Leighton 
Shank, Tony D'Amore, Bobby 
Parmiter, Billy Moffett, Tim 
Hanson, Scott Fadely. Second 
Row: Andrew Wall, Reza 
Venegas, llya Rozenblat, Ryan 
Lupton, Eric Marshall, Tim 
O'Brien, David Fleming. Back 
Row: Eric Saum, Waqas Virk, 
Doug Smith, Michael Hawryluk, 
Asad Khan, Joshua Stewart. 

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Tennis Club players congra- 
tulate themselves after 
finishing a match. The coed 
team played about 10 
matches a year at different 
colleges around the region. 
■ Photo c/o Tennis Club 

The Tennis Club called the courts across from The Village home. 
"We're one of the only universities in the south that has a coed 
tennis club. We've come a long way since 1997 [when the 
club began]. I am proud of this club's accomplishments and 
members," saidTara Hafer, a junior member of the squad. ■ 
The club had roughly 60 members, and rankings were developed 
through a challenge system. A player was allowed to challenge 
up to five spots ahead of him. If the lower-seeded player won, 
he gained the spot he challenged. ■ The club played several 
other universities, including the University of Virginia, the 
University of Richmond, UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, 
Liberty, William and Mary, University of Pennsylvania, Clemson 
and Duke. ■ "Coming in as a freshman to a team full of 
upperclassmen has helped make the transition to college tennis 
easier. I look forward to three more years of competitive and 
spirited tennis with my teammates," said freshman Ashley Morris. 
■ "My teammates all seem pretty cool and very eager to play 
tennis. Its all about people getting together who love to play 
tennis, " added freshman Manny Smith. ■ by Jeffrey Cretz 

Front Row: Andy Brenner, 
Jeffrey Cretz, Spring Ewald, 
Katie Lewis, Mary Toverovskaya, 
Sarah Rainey, Abby VanderVeer, 
Joanna Greer, Maureen 
McLoughlin, Lauren Crank. 
Second Row: Brenden Lawson, 
Akin Adeniji, Stephanie Costanza. 
Michael Schy, Christina Rainey, 
Kendra Hardy, Ashley Morris, 
Katie Beidler, Matt Owens, Kelly 
Archibald. Back Row: Shannan 
Gormley, Tara Hafer, Katie 
Stinner, Melanie Ludwig, Mehdi 
Djadali, Lee Brank, Sheldon 
Jones, Chris Pascale, Jacqueline 
McCarthy, Manny Smith, Pete 
Kim, Ben Maturo, Katie 
McLoughlin, David Savage. 

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Casually standing 
around the Theta Chi 
yard, brothers wait 
for rushees to arrive 
for the Formal Smoker 
during spring rush. 
Interviews were 
conducted during the 
smoker that helped 
brothers make a 
decision on their 
pledge class. ■ 
Photo c/o Theta Chi 

Senior Ryan Bortner and sophomore Keith Jaska sit at the informal 
tion table in The Village during fall rush. Brothers hoped to attrarj , 
rushees through some of the fun events on their rush calendar 1 
like miniature golf, pool at Taylor Down Under and pizza parties. 
■ Photo by Allison Serkes [ 

Taking a break from the dance floor, seniors Marcus Krauss, Matt 
Babaian and Dave Penland relax at Delta Gamma's formal at Natura 
Bridge, Va. Theta Chi participated in AVs fall Anchorsplash philan-1 
thropy, where they placed first in the coin wars on The Commons and 
third place in the Lip-Sync competition. ■ Photo c/o Theta Chi 

The brothers of Theta Chi captured the spirit of their motto, "The 
Helping Hand," by organizing the first annual Special K 5K Run/Walk 
in March. The chapter donated all proceeds from the walk to the 
Special Olympics, motivated by the notion that many hard working 
participants do not have the proper facilities and equipment to train. 
■ Aside from their own commitments, 0X brothers also devoted their 
time and energy to the philanthropies of other organizations. Members 
joined together in October and formed two teams to compete in Alpha 
Chi Omega's annual Frisbee Fling on Godwin Field. All that manpower 
proved to be an asset, because they flung their way to second place 
overall. ■ They also participated in Delta Gamma's fall Anchorsplash 
Week, where they placed first in the coin wars on The Commons and 
placed third in the Lip-Sync corn-petition with their rendition of 
Madonna's "Material Girl." ■ Additional highlights of the year inclu- 
ded making it to the semifinals in Intramural soccer and sponsoring 
local bands at Main Street Bar and Grill. ■ 0X's efforts did not go 
unnoticed. They were recognized during the 1999 Greek Week Awards 
Ceremony with several awards: Excellence in Membership Recruit- 
ment; Most Outstanding Adviser, Rev. John Grace; and New Member 
of the Year, David Rexrode. ■ by Jennifer Renee Smith 

Front Row: Joseph King, Dave Rexrode, Matt Babalan. Second Row: Rommie Misleh, 
Bart Loeser, Ryan Bortner, Scott Pitts, Kevin Thonnas, Chucl< Yesolitis. Third Row: Michael 
Bermudez, Kevin Frye, Peter McDonough, Adam Gleason, Mark Search, Phil Wayland, 
Keith Jaska, Tim Morris, Brent Stockman. Back Row: Bryce Thompson, Benjamin Hill, 
Marcus Krauss, Dave Penland, Matthew Edwards, Jason RItterstein, Father John Grace. 

Tennis Club / Theta Chi 


Calling themselves the Flying Hellfish, the Ultimate Frisbee Club was 
not your typical sports team. Besides being involved in one of the 
fastest-growing sports scenes, club members were known to dye their 
hair, wear skirts, go orange bowling, do landsharks and routinely cause 
havoc at Gibbons Hall. Laura Steinheber, a non-Frisbee player, gave 
her thoughts on the Hellfish. "1 think that the JMU Ultimate Frisbee 
team has the best compilation of characters JMU has ever seen," said 
Steinheber, a junior math major. ■ In only their second full season, 
the Ultimate Frisbee Club's composition changed a great deal from the 
previous season. The number of participants doubled in size, expanding 
the club to over 40 members, including eight women. As to the types of 
people involved, it was unclear whether Frisbee attracted certain types or 
if it was Frisbee that transformed people into acting a litde crazy. What- 
ever the situation was, they all came together for the love of Frisbee. 

■ The club experienced a number of memorable moments including 
sophomore Preston Sharp's jump into the chilly Potomac River to 
rescue a Frisbee and the team's Mardi-Gras tournament over spring 
break. ■ On the field, it was a roller-coaster year for the team. The 
Hellfish got off to a hot start in the beginning of the fall but faded 
near the end of the semester. Captain Rob Knapik, a junior, said, 
"We were successful in many ways, but also disappointing. We didn't 
play up to our full potential in some tournaments." The team was 
able to reboimd and finished the year with a very strong spring season. 

■ The fiiture looked promising. Lx)sing only three seniors, a number of 
seasoned veterans would return in the following year. The club set 
their sights high based on their current success, hoping to be one of 
the dominant college teams in the country. ■ by Ronnie Turner 



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Front Row: Joseph Eddy, Julie DeMeester, Matt Tschetter, Steven Jacobs, Allison Barber, 
Lilly Beckwith, Elizabeth Grace, Colleen Boyle, Brian Cleary. Second Row: Jason DiCarlo, 
Dennis Dunmyer, Preston Sharp, Brian Whited, Stephen Boyle, Laura Creecy, Sarah 
Benson, Thomas Sulzer, Michael Fuller, Todd Harrell. Back Row: Daniel Sluzas, Paul 
Hajdasz, Rob Knapik, Arnold Larson, Mike Navarrete, Ron Turner, Larry Moller, Peter 
Anderson, Dan Schoettinger, Jason Wallenhorst. 

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Spinning a frisbeeon 
the tip of your finger 
isn't always easy, but 
for some of the ulti- 
mate Frlsbee players, 
it is a natural talent. 
Freestyle practices, 
where members 
experimented with 
new ways to catch 
and spin the frlsbee, 
were incorporated 
into last year's sched- 
ule at UREC. The team 
spent therest of its 
time practicing for 
weekend tourna- 
ments held through- 
out the year. ■ Photo 
by RonnieTurner 

iring a December practice, the Ultimate Frlsbee Team takes time 
t from playing to build a human pyramid. The cold weather 
ned off many players from attending practice, but a few dedicated 
jIs could still be found tossing around a disc on Godwin Field 
often as three times a week. ■ Photo by Ronnie Turner 

3ring a point during a game,junior RonnieTurner leaps off the 
3und to grab a disc. It was only the second year that ultimate 
sbee was a sport at the university. The team traveled around the 
Jntry for tournaments and competed in one over spring break 
Louisiana. ■ Photo c/o Ultimate Frlsbee Club 


Brought together by anistic talent and interestjthe members 
of University Graphics provided graphic design servicej/ro 
the campus community and the Harrisonburg area. They 
were involved in several innovative projects over the past 
two years. They helped design the logos for a new garage 
door opener, called Flash 2 Pass, and an organization entided 
Green Energy Park and designed a website for Appalachian 
Physical Therapy and Fitness Center. University Graphics 
also designed and painted a Western-theme banner for a 
Sysco Corporation food fair. ■ "We work together in order 
to gain experience in the field of graphic design and to develop 
our portfolios," said secretary Jacqueline Helm. ■ All majors 
were welcome as the members continued to learn new skills 
from one another. The members of University Graphics 
worked together for the common goal of providing design 
services throughout the Harrisonburg area. ■ by 
Courtney Delk 

In the first-floor hall of Duke Hall, 
members of University Graphics 
work together to paint a banner. 
The organization provided 
graphic design services to the 
campus and the community, 
strengthening their portfolios 
in the process. ■ Photo c/o 
University Graphics 

Front Row: Ann Nardella, 
Sarah Leyshon, Mel Regalario. 
Second Row; Heather Pound, 
Beth Stone, Sandra Paduch. 
Back Row: John Alspaugh, 
Jacqueline Helm, John 

Ultimate Frisbee Club / University Graphics 



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Xprogram board 

To help students escape the boredom of the study lounge and the 
routine of classes, the University Program Board provided an extensive 
array of entertainment throughout the school year. ■ UPB sponsored 
major concerts held at the Convocation Center each year, as well as 
smaller events held at Wilson Hall and other venues. Aside from musical 
entertainment, UPB also helped to bring comic routines and cultural 
events such as the Tibetan Monks to the universin,'. There was also 
a committee that worked to have movies shown at Gravton-Stovall 
Theatre almost every night of the week. ■ There were approximately 
12 different committees that specialized in different aspects of each 
event. Each committee was headed by an executive board member. 
Committees ranged from hospitality to multicultural to advertising. 
■ UPB was primarily student run. Most of the board members and 
all committee volunteers were students. Volunteers received points 
for every event in which they helped. The points could then be re- 
deemed for the purchase of tickets to other UPB events. ■ "It's really 
easy to get involved in UPB, " said junior Man Maltman. "You don't 
have to apply, you just go and sign up and start volunteering. With 
the points system, it is so worth it. " ■ Each year the Student Govern- 
ment Association decided how much funding UPB would receive. 
For the 1999-2000 academic year, diey allotted $105,000, which 
was close to the usual amount. ■ UPB brought G. Love & Special 
Sauce with headlining band The Roots to the Convocadon Center 
in November 1999 and the Indigo Girls in February 2000. They also 
had a free showing of the Kevin Smith film "Dogma" before it was 
released in theaters. ■ "Helping with the G. Love/Roots concert was 
exciting to see what goes on behind the scenes, how it all comes together 
and actually getting to meet the performers," said sophomore Jessica 
Guide. ■ "I'm glad I joined UPB because now I get to chat with the stars, 
it's like I'm Joan Rivers," said Maltman. ■ by Robyn Gerstenslager 

Front Row: Marty Anderson, Matthew Staley, Christopher Schneck. Second Row: Kim 
Bell, Julia Filz, Erica Kleinhans, Lindsay Filz, Dave Pascual. Back Row: Dana Broadnax, 
Walter Brantley, Ashley Pruett, Brett McNamara, Bradley Pool, Greg Kundolf, Jillian 
Santera, Chris Stup. 

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During the UPB Talent Jam, this band performs in hopes of 
winning. Nevertheless, first place in the Talent Jam was eventually 
awarded to a piano performance by junior Greg Kundolf ■ 
Photo by Todd Grogan 

Junior Brett McNamara 
signs members up for 
events at a UPB 
meeting. For each 
event a student helped 
with, he or she earned 
points which could be 
redeemed for free 
tickets or other benefits. 
■ Photo by Allison 

This UPB volunteer admits an eager student to The 
Roots concert on Nov. 1 4. For all of their major con- 
certs in the Convocation Center, UPB issued colored 
bracelets to those who bought floor tickets in order 
to easily distinguish them from other patrons. ■ 
Photo by Laura Greco 

The Roots perform at the Convocation Center in 
November. UPB organized and set up many shows 
throughout the year including everything, a band 
made up of alumni who performed at Late Night 
at the Convo, part of the freshmen orientation 
schedule." Photo by Laura Greco 

Universirv- Program Board I 4 ^ 7 

womensvoUeyball /^^ 

Trying to attract new mem- 
bers, junior Stefany Guerin 
bumps the volleyball during 
Student Organization Night. 
The club sold the infamous 
"JMU-The University of 
Virginia" T-shirts to raise 
money for their trip to Reno, 
Nev, ■ Photo by Laura Greco 

After four years on campus, the Women's Volleyball Club team 
grew to 24 members last year. The club held tryouts at the 
beginning of each year and allowed any female student to parti- 
cipate. The organizations main goal was to grow, "not only as in- 
dividuals, but also as a team," said junior Kathy Munoz, the 
president of the club. ■ In 1998, the Women's Volleyball Club 
team was runner-up in the Bronze Division of the National 
Volleyball Tournament, but that achievement was not what they 
were most proud. Munoz claimed that their fund-raiser was 
its crowning achievement. The club sold "JMU — The Univer- 
sity of Virginia" T-shirts in an effort to earn money for their 
trip to Reno, Nev. ■ "We're special in that we work together 
both on and off the court, becoming best friends in the process," 
said Munoz. ■ The Women's Volleyball Club team played a tri- 
match scrimmage against other teams in the area on Oct. 31 at 
UREC and hosted the JMU Invitational tournament on Nov. 13, 
in which the team won first place. ■ by Tara Hafer 

Front Row; Charlie Brown, 
Kathy Munoz, Megan Lew, 
Katie Lew. Second Row: 
Alison Schuettler, Emily 
Slovonic, Stefany Guerin, 
Jamie Booth, Ashley King, 
Britten Budzinsky, Vickie 
Kazmier. Back Row: Erica 
Wasylishyn, Leeanne 
Talbott, Stephanie McCarty, 
Sue Ellen Walker, Ashley 
Walkley, Stephanie Wester, 
Katy Zibell, Jessica Peed, 
Kristen Plumley. 

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Looking through the 
music library, DJ Jody 
Worthington, a junior, 
decides what CDs to 
play during her show. 
Bluegrass, urban, pro- 
gressive and jazz were 
just a fewof the cate- 
gories of music the 
WXJM library had to 
offer. ■ Photo by 
Allison Serkes 

Programming director Karyn Blanco and Kevin McConnell, both seniors 
play music and hand out free gifts at Student Organization Night. WXJIV 
had over 250 staff members including 70 DJs and 30 music directors 
■ Photo by Laura Greco 

DJs JJ Jensen, a senior, and Jeremiah Jenkins, a sophomore, entertain 
listeners on the air. All students had the opportunity to participate 
in WXJM activities and put their accumulated points earned toward? 
an on-air program. ■ Photoby Allison Serkes 


WXJM, 88.7 FM, was a student-run-and-staffed radio station that 
operated year round. The 250 staff members included 70 disc jockeys 
and 30 music directors. Hoping to snag their own on-air spot, radio 
staff worked to earn the most points throughout the year performing 
various tasks for the station. According to the station's general manager, 
junior Nathan Marsh, WXJM attempted to address the issues relevant 
to students and the Harrisonburg area. ■ Providing students with an 
alternative to local radio stations was also a goal of WXJM. "I think 
it s important to give the community a chance to hear music they 
wouldn't necessarily hear on local radio or on MTV. I try to play a variety, 
especially bands from other parts of the country that people haven't 
heard, " said freshman Mike Dove, a progressive rock disc jockey. ■ 
The station also sponsored local music events, exposing the community 
to all genres ot music. MACRoCk, the Mid-Atlantic College Radio 
Conference, was one event created by smdents and sponsored by WXJM. 
Held every April, MACRoCk was a music festival that brought together 
independent bands and music labels from all over the country. According 
to MACRoCk director Laurel Deppen, a senior, the festival was a huge 
success with over 1500 attendants, 30 record labels and 75 bands. ■ 
The festival took place over two days and included bands of all genres 
that played in venues on campus and popular spots in town such as 
Main Street Bar and Grill. Along with the shows, MACRoCk also 
offered workshops about the music industry and independent music, 
as well as a record label exhibition. An open forum allowed station 
managers to voice concerns related to their genre of music with music 
directors from other universities. WXJM had the massive responsibility 
of running the entire production, including housing and feeding the 
bands and providing security for the shows. ■ WXJM staft was proud 
of how quickly MACRoCk became a significant pan of the independent 
music indiwtry, with anendance doubling each year since it was started 
in 1996-97. "We allow no major labels and use no corporate sponsors," 
said Deppen. "MACRoCk is here to defend the independent. " ■ 
by Hope Bradley and Christina Cook 

Front Row: Tom Fienche. Second Row: Jeffrey Cretz, Catherine Holden, Karyn Blanco, 
Hina AnsariJodyWorthington, Nathan Marsh. Third Row:Melanie Hilldrup, Liz Davis, 
Meg Ruane, Christina Chang, Kim Van Sant, Jenny Keen Carrie Cassada, Nicole Haber, 
Michael Hudzina, Lucas Dansie. Back Row: Jeanine Shipley, Mike Rote, Brian Leigh, 
Bryan Graves, Suzanna Paradise,Tony Taylor, Daniel Baber.Jena Persico, Lori Syreika, 
Brad Daniels. 

Women's Volleyball Club / WXJM 


menswaterpolo ^^ 

Heading home from the 
Collegiate Water Polo Asso- 
ciation Mid-Atlantic 
Competition, the men's 
water polo team stops to 
celebrate their victory. The 
team beat the University 
of Maryland in the Oct. 23 
match held at Lycoming 
College in Williamsport, Pa. 
■ Photo c/o John Cosgrove 

Since its founding in 1978, the energy of the Men's Water Polo 
Club created a strong following among students and faculty 
alike. With 20 team members, the men sought to encourage 
both academic and athletic development through social and 
leadership opportunities for each of its members. Due to their 
vigorous practice schediJes, the men on the team formed a imique 
bond with each other, as well as with members of the women's 
team. All imdergraduates, graduate students and faculty members 
were eligible for membership. ■ "The uniqueness of our sport 
sets us apart," said president Chris Field. "Our rich, 2 1 year 
history is fdled with high levels of competition, as well as 
individual achievement, personal growth and team bonding." 
■ The team was a member of the Collegiate Water Polo 
Association of Virginia and competed against teams from the 
University of Virginia, Washington and Lee, Georgetown 
University and the Universit)' ot Maryland. ■ by Courtney Delk 


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Front Row: Long Nguyen, 
Kent Preiss-Davis, Jaimie 
Lundy Andrew Tufts, Kevin 
Barry. Second Row: John 
Cosgrove, Jamie Specht, 
Brian Wallenhorst,Ted 
Bloss, Mark Johnson, Dylan 
Jones,Michael Moore. 
Back Row: Pablo Saez 
Montagut, Luke Rish, Chris 
Field, Robert Rotach, Matt 
Heck, Dave Zamborsky. 

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Shirtless and cold, ZBT 
brothers Jeremy Travis, 
Steve Toyryla, Matt 
Alley and Erik Armi- 
stead,all seniors, help 
the Duke Dog lead a 
cheer at the Home- 
coming football game. 
It became a tradition 
for the brothers to 
brave the chilly October 
weather and paint 
their chests, faces and 
sometimes hair in the 
spirit of the event. ■ 
Photo c/o ZBT 

Trying to motivate his team, junior Jeff Bartholomew gives a pef 
talk before the second half Members of Zeta Beta Tau coached a 
youth soccer league in the fall and led the boys to a victorious 
season. The brothers took turns coaching and many others 
attended each game. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

Showing off his skating skills, senior Matt Alley slips under the limbc 
pole at the Wacky Tacky Skating event to benefit the Harrisonburc 
Boys and Girls Club. ZBT also worked with other organizations 
including Habitat for Humanity completing community service 
activities. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

beta tau 

The youth- 1 4 boys soccer team that Zeta Beta Tau coached ran off 
the field for the last time this season full of excitement and satisfaction. 
The game had just ended with an 8-1 victory. This outcome, however, 
was not unusual tor the team. Out of the 10 games the ZBT team 
played this fall, they had won eight. Not only won, but dominated. 
Other teams only scored 12 goals against ZBTs team in comparison 
to the 64 scored by them. ■ At halftime, the story had been different. 
The score was close and it was still anyone's game. "There's no reason 
we shouldn't be controlling 90 percent of the game," coach Jeff 
Bartholomew, a junior, told his team. "Realize this, this is the last 
half of soccer season. Give it your all. " ■ Last year was ZBTs first 
season coaching. Yet Bartholomew has been around soccer for years. 
"I've played soccer all my life - house, travel, high school." He began 
assisting when his father served as head coach for his younger brother's 
team. Although Bartholomew loved the sport and the kids, he passed 
the position of head coach to another fraternity brother the following 
semester. ■ There may have been only one head coach, but all members 
of ZBT were involved with the soccer team. Often brothers could be 
found at practices running laps along with the team or at the games 
cheering on the sidelines. When Bartholomew was busy, he could 
count on a fellow brother to cover for him at practice. Freshman 
Daniel Hummell, who attended most of the practices commented, 
"I just do whatever Jeff needs." At the close of the season, it was not 
a surprise to see both the brothers of ZBT and the kids from the team 
in the basement of the fraternity house eating pizza and playing pool. 
■ bv Kellv Estes 

Front Row: Steven Toyryla, Nathan Seltzer, Lee Schadt, Matthew Alley, Jonathan Clapp. 
Second Row: Tom Parker, Aaron Smith, Matthew Mellis, Jason White, Long Nguyen, 
Brad Johnston, Rich Barron, Daniel Humell. Third Row: Jacob Abrams, P.T. Baish, Ron 
Thistlethwaite, Erik Kemp, Patrick Bray, Jeff Bartholomew, Dan Saley, David Parmer, Kevin 
O'Neill, David Holloway. Back Row: Mart Keener, Lee Michael Cross, Lee Cichanowicz, 
Andrew Lovelace, Jeremy Travis, Josh Mogilefsky, Andrew Sobota, Craig Calton, Gary 
Doss, Richard Kelley, Erik Armistead. 

Water Polo Club-Men's / Zeta Beta Tau 



women swate 

Running concession stands 
at football games and 
holding car washes were 
only a few of the fundraising 
aaivities the Women's 
Water Polo Club held in 
order to raise money. The 
women practiced for two 
hours a day, four times a 
week, to stay up to par for 
the numerous tournaments 
in which they participated. 
■ Photo c/o Women's Water 
Polo Club 

The Women's Water Polo Club was established three years ago 
in fall 1997. Before then the water polo team was coed and 
consisted of only five women. The team has since grown to 35 
women who all shared a passion lor the sport. ■ The team's 
unique bond derived from their hard work. From their two- 
hour practices four times a week to personal training and games, 
they also held the responsibility ol planning and of raising 50 
percent of their budget. Since the group had to work hard outside 
of the pool, their reward inside the pool was even greater. ■ Their 
fund-raising efforts ranged from canned food drives with the 
Sports Club Council, drives to the MS-Walk. In addition, the 
women planned a Tread for Life fund-raiser with the Men's 
Water Polo Club for the spring semester. ■ The club's main season 
was in the spring. They participated in three Collegiate Water 
Polo Association tournaments and several other invitationals 
throughout the year. Tryouts and recruitment for the Women's 
Water Polo Club was held in early fall. ■ In coordination 
with the men's club, they fund-raised, performed community 
service and held social events together. From nmning concessions 
at football and basketball games to car washes, both teams 
shared the profits from the fund-raisers. ■ By Anne Whitley 

Front Row: Kristin Pugh, 
Erin Burlovich, Dana 
Richards, Kelly Hiza, Jenn 
Killi, Missy Ritter, Erika 
Ventura. Second Row: 
Emmy Hewitt, Anna Lyn 
Hoopengardner, Katie 
Rodman, Molly Evenson, 
Lesley Agress, Carrie 
Hoffman, Beth Hamilton. 
Back Row: Lauren Paladino, 
Lauren Herzog, Stephanie 
Webster, Susie Welsh, Becky 
Keller, Jessica Yuspeh, 
Amanda Yesensky, Dana 
Jennings, coach Scott Finely. 

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Sharing their school 
spirit, Zeta Tau Alpha 
sisters march in the 
Homecoming Parade. 
ZT.A created their float 
with KA and which 
was named the best 
parade float. ■ Photo 
by Allison Serkes 

Leaving their mark on Reddish Knob, the sisters of Zeta Tau Alph 
complete a community service project. Throughout the year, ZT.i 
brought speakers to campus and raised money for the Susan G. Kome 
Breast Cancer Foundation. ■ Photoc/o Jessica Cruttenden • 

Turning Godwin Hall into a "Zeta Inferno," these Zeta Tau Alpha 
sisters perform in Greek Sing. The sorority received second place 
for their fire themed performance in Greek Sing 1 999 and also 
received the Crown Chapter for Virginia award given by the 
national organization. ■ Photo by Allison Serkes 

On Nov. 21,1 999, Zeta Tau Alpha celebrated its 50* anniversary on 
campus. The women of ZTA held a full day of events and invited all 
ot their current sisters, aliunnae and members of their national council. 
■ The activities for the day included campus tours for alumnae, a 
brunch, speakers, a ritual activity and a reception. Additionally, all 
of the sisters met with members of the national ZTA staff. ■ Junior 
Jessica Cruttendim, ZTA's historian, was in charge of the event. "During 
the banquet we celebrated the past, present and future of the Gamma 
Kappa chapter," she said. ■ "One woman came back who had graduated 
in 1954. She was a former president and historian, so it was really 
interesting talking with her," said senior Melanie Decostanzo, ZTA's 
president for 1998-1999. ■ During the year the Gamma Kappa chapter 
was honored with many distinctions, honors and awards, both on- and 
off-campus. ■ Along with the brothers of Kappa Alpha Order, ZTA 
entered a float in the Homecoming Parade. Together, they won the 
award for best overall float. The women of ZTA also won the Spirit 
Award during Homecoming Week. ■ During Delta Gamma's Anchor- 
splash, ZTA s Vai Anderson, a junior, won the "best legs" portion of 
the competition and then was awarded Miss Anchorsplash 1999. ■ 
The women also received several national awards. They were named 
the Crown Chapter for ZTA, which was one of the highest distinc- 
tions for ZTA nationally. They also were given the honor of being the 
Crown Chapter for Virginia and an award for outstanding commu- 
nity service. ■ In October 1999, the women sponsored a benefit 
concert along with the University Health Center. The money raised 
was given to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, their 
national philanthropy. The Madison Project sang during the concert 
and the event was a huge success. ■ by Emily Nichols 

Front Row: B. Kulyk, M. Savastana, S. Wagner, J. Santora, S. Phillips, K. Yondola, M. Decostanzo, 
N. Pellegrino, L. Mann, J. Kroll, J. Pederson, E. Summerell, L. Yutzler, C. Magrans. Second Row: 
J. Girard, T. Teaford, T. Godbout, L Coble, M. Love, A. Tapp, K. Daum, K. West, J. Mooney, S. Penrod, 
A. Braley, K. Tepedino, E. Cossa, K. Kuebler, K. O'Connor, E. Biskey. Third Row: N. Jachimowicz, 
M. Koplewski, J. Magill, C. Schaller, 5. Dubanowitz, N. Veale, L. Fix, S. Holt, J. Cruttenden, C. 
Fuller, M. Doherty, S. Whitlock, K. Young, E. Jacobs, N. Schifano, A. Moxley, R. Clarke, E. Veith, 
C. Kaculis, K. Pappalardo. Fourth Row: A. Rhue, K. Spontelli, C. Matthews, A, Rukelstein, B. 
Mickle, C. Sullivan, T. Kushner, S. Miller, M. Saab, S. Helbing, J. Levy, A. Leidheisir, C. Beaman, 
J, Kriska, C, Hicks, M. Hickman, M. Moss, L. Gevaghty, E. Wood, C. Clarke, A. Koerth, K. Tunney. 
Back Row: S. Cullers, N. Taylor, D. Wheeler, D. Smyth, B. Poole, G. Jackson, E. Carlin, L Dahlquist, 
C. Golomb, Heather Yattavi/, C. O'Connor, K. Foley, R. Miles, K. Granw/ehr, M. Chewning, E. 
Rusttworth, A. Hickcox, H. Hartman, A. Clarke, J. Hackman, M, Fandrei, K. Weinstein, J. Lance, 
C. Lennon, B. Martin. 

Women's Water Polo Club / Zeta Tau Alpha 4^3 

424 Sports 




Sophomore place kicker Mike Glover punts another practice 
ball skyward during halftime. The Dukes football program 
turned around after the arrival of head coach Mickey 
Matthews, who led them to an 8-4 record and a playoff 
berth. ■ Photo by Laura Creecy 

Sports 425 

As junior David Tevendale spots, senior 
Michael Reeder aims for his target 90 feet 
away. Reeder placed eighth at the U.S. 
Indoor Championships East Region as the 
team finished second overall. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

Jackie Schiueter 

Year: junior 

Hometown: Waldorf, Md. 
Major: health sciences 
Evenh compound bow 

Season Statistics: 

New Jersey Indoor Tournament 
first with a score of 569 out of 600 

New York Indoor Tournament 
first with a score of 572 out of 600 

Virginia Indoor Tournament 

first with a score of 565 out of 600 

U.S. Indoor Championship/East Region 
first with a score of 1 1 1 9 out of 1 200 

JMU invitational 

first with a score of 294 out of 360 

Penn Stafe Invitational 

first with o score of 307 out of 360 

Bottle of Bull Run 

third with a score of 336 out of 360 

Atlantic Classic 

first with a score of 1 1 38 out of 1 200 

U.S. Intercollegiate Championships 
first with a score of 1 300 

Eyeing his target, junior David Tevendale 
prepares to shoot. Tevendale led the men's 
compound team to a first place finish in 
the JMU Invitational held in April 1 999. ■ 
Photo by Carlton Wolfe 



C* ^- 



Randy Hinkelman 

Year; senior 

Hometown: Williamsport, Pa. 
Major small business mgt. 
Event: compound bow 

Season Statistics 

New Jersey Indoor Tournament 
first with a score of 569 out of 600 

New York Indoor Tournament 
first with o score of 575 out of 600 

Virginia Indoor Tournament 

first with a score of 582 out of 600 

US. Indoor Championships/East Region 
second with a score of 1 1 62 out of 1 200 

JMU Invitational 

third with a score of 3 1 out of 360 

Penn State Invitational 

first with a score of 30 1 out of 360 

Atlantic Classic 

fourth (scores not available) 

US. Intercollegiate Championships 
second (scores not available) 

The archery team enjoyed one of its greatest 
seasons ever in the spring of 1999. At the U.S. 
Intercollegiate Championships in May, hosted 
by Michigan State University, the Dukes were 
led by jiitiior Jackie Schlueter's compound bow. 
■ The women's team won the Nauonal Cham- 
pionship for the second year in a row. Junior 
Rhonda Shaner, in the women's recurve, led 
the team to a second place finish. ■ Randy 
Hinkelman, a senior, led the men's compound 
to a third place finish and Steve Zakowicz, a 
sophomore, led the men's recurve to a third 
place finish. ■ All four archers were named 
to the All-America and All-East teams. Vinnie 
Palladino, Sarah Outland, Tess Monsour and 
Sharon Ryder were all named to the All-East 
team. Randy Hinkelman, a four-time All- 
American and two-time national champion 
and Ail-American Jackie Schlueter were each 
named Archer of the Year. ■ 

. lC3in ■ Front Row; Sharon Ryder, Sean Patterson, Travis Dorman, Antliony Stiifflett, Wendy Birckhead. 
Back Row; Shaun Carpenter, Rhonda Shaner, Gate Wardell, Sarah Outland, David Tevendale, Tess Monsour, Michael 
Reeder, Jackie Schlueter, Vinnie Palladino, Yuisa Medina, Steve Zakowicz. 

Archery 4^7 

In hopes of starting a late-inning rally, this 
Diamond Dul<e tal<es a cut on a fastball. 
The Dul<es looked toward the 2000 season, 
when they returned 19 players. ■ Photo 
c/o Sports Media Relations 

The 1999 spring season was a tough one for the 
Diamond Dukes. Creating history by losing 
their first seven games, the team soon bounced 
baclc by beating St. Joseph's 5-2 and sweeping 
Army for three consecutive games. However, 
their 58-game schedule and the competition 
in the Colonial Athletic Association was too 
fierce (or the young, transitional team. They 
ended their season 22-35-1 overall and 6-15 
in the CAA In the CAA tournament, the Dukes 
lost to Richmond 7-1 in the opening round 
but came back to beat William and Mary in a 
close 4-3 match-up, only to face Richmond 
again and get eliminated from the tournament 
in a 10-1 loss. ■ "We were a yoimg team with 
1 1 freshmen, still in transition, had some freak 
injuries and in a conference that is ranked the 
third best conference in the country. It is hard 
to win consistendy with those situations," said 
head coach Joe "Spanky" McFarland about his 
second year with the Dukes. ■ Despite a frus- 
trating season, there were several highlights. 
Freshmen left-hander Adam Wynegar pitched 

a no-hitter in his first collegiate start in which 
he tied a school record with 16 strike-outs and 
assisted the Dukes in a 16-0 viaory over Indiana 
University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. 
It was the first no-hitter since 1989 and the 
seventh no-hitter in school history. Collegiate 
Baseball and the CAA recognized Wynegar as 
player of the week for his achievement. ■ Greg 
Miller, a sophomore third baseman, was selec- 
ted to the 1999 American Baseball Coaches 
Association AU-East region second team, making 
it the seventh consecutive season the university 
has been represented on the team. Miller was 
also selected to the All-state and All-conference 
teams. ■ Junior right-handed pitcher Blair 
DeHart was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 
the fifth round of the Major League Baseball 
Draft in June, and catcher Kevin Razler, a current 
senior, became the all-time career leader for hits 
with 279. Second baseman Tim "T" Riley, a 
junior, led the nation with 56 stolen bases out of 
60 anempts and led the team to place second in 
the national standings with 1 82 stolen bases. ■ 

lliCXC3in - Front Row; Ricl^ McKernan, Steve Baliowe, Jason Mergoti, uan woodley, Travis Ebaugh, Nick 
James, Jason Ralston, Jason Matthews. Second Row: Tony Moore, John Gouzd, Nate Turner, Tim Riley, Jeremy Hays, 
Greg Miller, Adam Wynegar, Jason White, Pat Cunningham, Kevin Razler, Brian Henry. Back Row: assistant coach Chuck 
Bartlett, assistant coach Terry Rooney, Thom Ott, Zach Bear, Ryan New, Nic Herr, Mike Gonda, Blair DeHart, Eric Bender, 
Brandon Cornwell, Rich Thompson, Bryan Johnson, Mike Trussell, Jim Anderson, head coach Spanky McFarland. 





Greg Miller 

Year: sophomore 

Hometown; Herndon 


Major: kinesiology 

Position: third base 

Season Statistics: 

Gomes Played 57 

Average .398 

Games Started 56 

RBI 59 

At Bats 221 

Total Bases 126 

Runs 61 

SIg, Pel. .570 

Hits 88 

Walks 19 

Doubles 16 

Hit by Pitch 5 

Triples 2 

Longest Hitting 

JUjmeruns 6 

Streak 26 games 



spring 1999 1 





Norfolk State 



Notre Dame 















St. Joseph's 



St. Joseph's 















Georgio Southern 



Georgia Southern 



Wright State 



Wright State 










Virginia Tech 



George Washington 



East Carolina 



East Carolina 



East Carolina 









Old Dominion 



Old Dominion 



Old Dominion 









William & Mary 



William & Mary 



William & Mary 















Norfolk State 












Coppin State 



Coppin State 



George Washington 












George Mason 



George Mason 



George Mason 


















William & Mory* 




Overall Record 22 35-1 

CAA Record 6^1 5 
*CAA Tournament 1-2 


Assistant coach Terry Rooney holds a con- 
erence on the mound with pitcher Nic 
^err, a junior, and catcher Kevin Razler, a 
.enior. Herr finished the season with 38 
itrikeouts in 61 innings and a 7.52 ERA. 
' Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

Quickly ducking, the field umpire avoids 
junior Tim T" Rile/s powerful throw to 
first base. Riley led the nation in stolen 
bases with 56 out of 60 attempts, while 
the team was ranked second with 182. 
■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

Baseball ! 429 



Jabari Outtz 

Year: senior 
Hometown: Upper 
Marlboro, Md. 
Position: guard 
Major psychology 
Honors:Second-team All-CAA ('98-'99), First-team 
preseason All-CAA ('99-'00) 

Season Statistics: (points-rebounds-assists) 


N.C.-Greensboro DNP 
Boston University DNP 
East Tennessee Stale 15-1-3 
Liberty 16-0-2 
Richmond 20-4-2 
East Carolina 27-4-2 
[career high points) 
East Tennessee State 1 4-3-4 
Radford 18-3-6 
Long Island 21-3-8 
St, Peter's 5-6-8 
West Virginia 8-2-4 
Georgetown 1 7-6-5 
Americon 10-3-0 

George Mason 24-5-9 

(career high assists} 
Old Dominion 3-5-5 
VCU 20-4-3 
William & Mory 28-6-2 
Richmond 15-7-4 
VCU 22-2-5 
East Corotino 18-6-3 
N.C.-Wilminglon 8-4-2 
American 14-1-1 
William & Mary 12-7-8 
Old Dominion 17-3-3 
Towson 21-5-8 
George Mason 14-5-4 
N.C -Wilmington 17-5-5 


Sophomore forward Tim Lyie (50) and senior 
guard Jabari Outtz (30) play tough defense 
as an ECU player attempts a jump shot. The 
Dukes edged the Pirates 60-57 at home. 
■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

The men's basketball team opened their season 
winning their first three games at home, beating 
N.C.-Greensboro, Boston University and East 
Tennessee State and continued their home 
winning streak through ten games. Senior guard 
jamar Perry led the Dukes to victory as the 
leading scorer in all three contests. The Dukes 
went on to win four of their next eight match- 
ups to close out the month of December. Their 
losses to Liberry, Richmond and Radford were 
all within 10 points. ■ The Dukes opened the 
new year losing to Georgetown 63-48 but re- 
bounded well, beating Colonial Athletic Asso- 
ciation opponents American, George Mason 
and Old Dominion. The men then fell in a 
close game against Virginia Commonwealth 
University 66-63, but senior guard Jabari Outtz 
kept the Dukes in the game with a team-high 
20 points while sophomore forward Tim Lyle 
led the team with eight rebounds. The Dukes 

went on to beat Richmond 65-64 when junior 
transfer Mickey Dennis hit a fade-away three- 
pointer from the corner at the buzzer. ■ Never- 
theless, the Dukes next experienced a disap- 
pointing 57-32 loss to N.C. -Wilmington in 
which they only made 1 1 field goals out of 
44 attempts and had only three assists. The 
men finished their season avenging their loss 
to N.C. -Wilmington earlier in the season by 
beating the Seahawks 67-65, remaining un- 
beaten at home for the season, stretching their 
home winning streak to 18 games. ■ In his 
third year as head coach, Sherman Dillard led 
a young squad consisting of five freshmen, one 
sophomore, two juniors and four seniors to a 
19-8 regular season finish as the regular season 
CAA co-champions, along v^dth George Mason. 
The Dukes improved on the previous year's 
finish of 16-11 and entered the CAA tourna- 
ment as the second seed. ■ 

Uld63l 1 1 ■ Front Row: assistant coach Walker Carter, equipment manager Pete Johnson, manager Adam 
Rawley, manager Will Ellis, manager Tony Washington, student trainer Gregg Ryman, athletic trainer Tom Kuster. Second Row: 
David Fanning, Charlie Hatter, Jabari Outtz, head coach Sherman Dillard, Mickey Dennis, Mark DiCicco, Dwayne Braxton. Back 
Row: strength trainer Greg Werner, assistant coach Kenny Brooks, Jamar Perry, Ron Anderson, Kevan Johnson, Jerian 
Younger, Ian Caskill, Rob Strickland, Tim Lyle, Pat Mitchell, assistant coach Dean Keener, assistant coach Ben D'Alessandro. 



Dunking the ball during a fast break against N.C.- 
Wilmington, senior center Rob Strickland brings 
the Convocation Center crowd to its feet. Strickland 
scored his 500th career point against ECU and 
had his 500th career rebound against VCU. ■ 
Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

winter 2000 







Boston University 



East Tennessee 









East Carolina 



East Tennessee 






Long Island 



St. Peter's 



West Virginia 









George Mason 



Old Dominion 






William & Mary 









East Carolina 









William & Mary 



Old Dominion 






George Mason 




Season Record 1 9-8 
CAA Season Record 1 3-4 


^^^E Regular Season Co-Champions,^^^H 

IB Wm 

Crossing half court, senior guard Jamar Perry looks 
for an open teammate. Perry reached a milestone 
scoring his 1,000th career point at home against 
VCU on Feb. 2. ■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

Men's Basketball 


Ignoring the attempts of her George 
Mason opponents, sophomore Hollee 
Franklin jumps above three defenders 
for the shot. Franklin scored six points 
and had three rebounds for the Lady 
Dukes in a win over the Patriots. ■ 
Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

The women's basketball team opened their 
season with one of the youngest teams in the 
Colonial Athletic Association. Second-year head 
coach Bud Childers said, "This season you saw 
a changing of the guard in the Dukes' women's 
basketball program. We were not expected to 
accomplish much coming off a disappointing 
year, but the influx of new players created a whole 
different atmosphere with no seniors on the 
roster." ■ The Dukes opened their season win- 
ning their first two games at home against 
Wagner and Murray State. The women then 
traveled to the DePaul Moran Realty Classic, 
where they lost two tough match-ups against 
Northwestern and 22""* ranked DePaul. When 
the Dukes returned home they had another 
tough loss to Virginia Tech 50-66, despite shoot- 
ing 1 00 percent from the free throw line. The 
Dukes went on to win the next six of seven 
games including a five game winning streak at 

home. The women suffered a tough loss to Rich- 
mond 11 4- 104 in overtime but rallied back to 
beat George Mason 65-53. ■ The women 
played well throughout the season and were dom- 
inant in the Convocation Center. They had an 
1 1 -game home winning streak going into the 
Old Dominion game. However, the defending 
CAA champions snapped the streak and beat 
the Dukes 84-64 despite a tie at the half. ■ 
"Every night was a real challenge but the lessons 
learned were quick and effective," said Childers. 
"At times you could not tell that three or four 
freshmen were on the floor." ■ Junior Mandy 
White was the Dukes' leading scorer and "a 
real key to our success," said Childers. Junior 
Stacey Todd also helped the Dukes out under 
the boards in rebounds and led the conference 
in shooting percentage. Jess Cichowicz, a fresh- 
man, set a school record for the most assists 
by a freshman. ■ 

lllClC3l¥l ■ Front Row; assistant coach Dana Smith, assistant coach Russell Sarfaty, Mandy White, Jody 
Williams, Nadine Morgan, Katie Hardbarger, Chante Alexander, Stacey Todd, Hollee Franklin, Molly Williams, Lindsay 
Warner, Jess Cichowicz, Shanna Price, Allyson Keener, head coach Bud Childers, assistant coach Sharon Versyp. 

432 spo 

En route to the basket, junior Mandy White drives 
past her defender. White scored a season-high 22 
points against Richmond and had a career-high 
eight assists against East Carolina. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

Freshman Jess Cichowicz guards a George Mason 
player as sophomore Hollee Franklin stays between 
her opponent and the basket. Cichowicz scored 1 
points, had seven rebounds and six assists against 
the Patriots. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

winter 2000 1 









Murroy St. 



Northwestern St. 






Virginia Tech 



Rhode Island 



St. Francis (Pa.) 



Coppin State 



Maryland-Bait. Co. 









East Carolina 



Richmond (OT) 



George Mason 



Old Dominion 






William & Mary 



N.C.- Wilmington 









East Corolina 



N.C- Wilmington 






William & Mary 



Old Dominion 



George Mason 


lllii^. l"IILiJ 
Mandy White 

Year: junior 

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio 

Position guard 

Major: psychology 


FlU Sun & Fun Classic all-toumament team 

JMU's Hustle Award ('98-99) 

Season Statistics: (poi 

Wagner 11-3-2 
Murray State 1 4-5-3 
Norttiwestern State 21-1-2 
DePoul 104-2 
Virginia Tech 15-0-2 
RtiotJe Island 9-3-2 
Si Froncis 13-6-1 
Coppin Stale 201-1 
Mtj,.ealtimore Co 1 1-3-5 
Howard 1O2-0 
Rider 11*2 
East Carolina 19-6^ 
(career tiigh assists! 
Richmond 22-7-3 


George Mason 1 02-4 
Old Dominion 1 1-5-2 
VCU l3-« 
Wriliam & Mary 8-6-3 
IvI.C.-Wilmington 10-1-3 
Richmond 22-8-4 
VCU 11-4-2 
EasI Carolina 22-40 
NC-Wilmington 11-7-5 
American 19-7-3 
William* Mary 13-4-2 
Old Dominion 203-1 
George Mason 6-1-1 

Women's Basketball 433 

After a 21-7 win over the University of 
Delaware, the cheerleaders storm the 
football field in celebration. The team 
performed tumbling moves, basket tosses 
and pyramids in addition to their supportive 
cheers throughout every football game. 
■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

Junior Amy Goss, senior Greg Whitesell 
and sophomore Lena Thompson prepare 
to sling a souvenir T-shirt into the crowd. 
The team was split into two squads to give 
everyone equal experience. ■ Photo by 
Jennifer R. Smith 

Watching the Dukes battle the Blue Hens 
of Delaware, senior Amy Callahan cheers 
the Dukes to a 21 -7 victory. Callahan was 
a team captain and had been on the team 
since her freshman year. ■ Photo by 
Melissa Bates 

The cheerleaders excite the crowd during 
a basketball game. In addition to cheering 
at basketball and football games, the team 
supported each of the university's athletic 
teams by attending at least one of their 
events. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

During a time out at a men's basketball 
game against ECU in November, the purf 
squad entertains the crowd with a bask 
toss. The cheerleaders performed befor 
during and after every home basketball 
game. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

434 Spo"s 

I!|'«T!IMJa«» J.'Tl ft'J ! I 1.T 1 • 

With a year-round season, the cheerleading 
squad, coached by Rebecca Grefe, devoted a 
large part of their college lives to the sport. 
During the fall these men and women enter- 
tained and livened the crowd from the sidelines 
of Brideforth Stadium. In between games, how- 
ever, a rigorous practice schedule was part of 
their daily routine. Mondays and Wednesdays 
at dawn and afternoons on Tuesdays, Thursdays 
and Fridays the team ran and practiced tumbling, 
stunting, baskets and pyramids. Strength and 
conditioning was incorporated into their sched- 
ule along with rehearsal for games. Once foot- 
ball season ended, the team was recruited to 
the Convocation Center where they continued 
enchanting spectators with their exciting acts. 
Always anxious for newcomers, the team held 
tryouts in the fall and held open gyms on Tues- 
day nights to encourage participation. ■ 
Although once a varsity and jimior varsity sport, 
the team was divided into purple and gold teams. 
The decision was made in an attempt to make 
the two teams more equal, which gave everyone 
more experience. Both teams cheered for foot- 
ball while purple cheered for the mens basket- 
ball games and gold tor the women s games. 
In an effon to support all athletic teams, the 

squad attended at least one game or match per 
season for each team. ■ The long-awaited 
National Competition was open to all colleges 
and universities and took place over Spring 
Break in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Dukes com- 
peted in one of the toughest divisions (Division 
I with schools of up 30,000 students). During 
summer camp, teams qualified to attend the 
National Competition. In the fall, each team 
submitted a skills video that ranked all the 
teams. The top 10 teams were offered bids. 
Training for the competition began in February 
extending through March and was extremely 
rigorous and time consuming. In addition to 
regularly scheduled practice every day, the 
athletes also had a separate practice for two 
hours. The schedule was a major time commit- 
ment for the determined athletes and hardly 
had an off-season. ■ Captain Amy Callahan 
felt despite all the hard work, "It's really fun 
because everyone there really wants to do it 
and doing it together makes it a great experi- 
ence." ■ Captain Greg Whitesell felt "Self- 
motivation is one of our strong points this year. 
The members of this team, though young, have 
an incredible ability to push themselves as 
athletes for the benefit of the whole team." ■ 

iri6l6cll 1 1 ■ Front Row: Jennifer Fiore, Lisa Rogers, Amy Goss, Lena Thomson, Meagan Boyd. Second Row: 
coach Rebecca Grefe, Janine Delardo, captain Amy Callahan, Kate Spencer, Whitney Holmes, Kim Macnemar, coach Kim 
Shuford. Back Row: trainer Steve Dunhup, Forest Pavel, Arthur Budich, Brad Palmer, captain Greg Whitesell, Matt Azukas, 
David Doniger, Justin Davis, trainer Margaret Byram. 

Cheerleading 435 

With the starting line behind her, junior Keisha 
Banks begins a 5km run. Banks' personal best in 
the 5km was 1 7:43.3. ■ Photo c/o Sports Media 

L - 

fall 1 999 

men's igsuHs 

Lou Onesty Invitational 
fifth out of 1 teams 

Spiked Shoe Invitational 
first of 22 teams 

VMI Invitational 
second out of four teams 

Paul Short Invitational 
first out of 30 teams 

William & Mary Open 
first out of 1 3 teams 

Wolverine Interregional 
second out of 1 teams 

CAA Championships 
first out of eight teams 

NCAA Southeast Regional Championships 
third out of 25 teams 

NCAA National Championships 
27th out of 3 1 teams 

women's resuMs 

Lou Onesty Invitational 
first out of nine teams 

George Washington Invitational 
second out of 1 2 teams 

Paul Short Invitational 
second out of 34 teams 

Wolverine Interregional Meet 
third out of 1 2 teams 

CAA Championships 
first out of nine teams 

NCAA Southeast Regional Championships 
fourth out of 30 teams 

436 Sports 

Halfway home, junior Eric Post pushes 
himself to maintain his speed. Post was 
named All-CAA for his 1 2th place finish at 
the conference championships. ■ Photo 
c/o Sports Media Relations 

Men's cross country head coach, Dave Rinker, 
decided not to beat around the bush in his 
first year. Instead, he led his team to a Colonial 
Athletic Association Championship allowing 
the men to retain their title. The men main- 
tained their momentum through the NCAA 
Southeast Region Championships in which 
they placed third out of 25 teams securing an 
at-large bid to the NCAA National Cham- 
pionships. ■ Seniors Ben Cooke and David 
Spiller, and junior Eric Post finished third, 
fifth and fourth, respectively, at the Spike Shoe 
Invitational in University Park, Pa. Cooke 
finished an impressive fourth out of 201 runners 
at the Paul Short Invitational in Lehigh, Pa., 
in which the team finished first. ■ The 
men's CAA Championship was made possible 
through the leadership of senior Ben Cooke, 
who placed second with a time of 24:1 1:84. 
Junior Eric Post's fifth place finish also helped 
advance the team to the NCAA Southeast 
Region Championships. With three All-South- 
east region performers, Cooke, Spiller, and 
sophomore Mike Smith, the men's team was 
able to defend the CAA Championship for 

the second consecutive year. ■ Complement- 
ing the men's success, the women's cross 
country team, coached by Gwen Harris, earned 
itself a CAA Champion-ship also. It was their 
first championship since 1995. The women's 
team also proceeded to the NCAA Southeast 
Region Championships and placed fourth out 
of 29 teams to conclude their successfiil season. 
Senior Heather Hanscom's outstanding first 
place finishes in the Lou Onesty Invitational, 
the George Washington Invitational, and the 
Wolverine Interregional Meet allowed the 
team to dominate the conference. Tying for 
second place at the Paul Short Invitational, 
the 24th ranked women's team watched as 
Hanscom placed second among the 212 run- 
ners on the 5000-meter course setting a new 
JMU record with a time of 17:08.07. Senior 
Bethany Eigel's second place finish at the Lou 
Onesty Invitational and third place finish at 
the George Washington Invitational carried 
the team into the CAA Championships in 
which the team placed fourth defeating Wake 
Forest, Virginia and William & Mary. ■ 


Ben Cooke 

Year: senior 
Hometown: Floyd, Vo. 

Major: interdisciplinary 
social sciences 
Honors: All-CAA ('95, '96, '97, '99) 

All-South ('99) 

Academic All-American ('98) 

team captain 

Individual Results: 

Lou Onesty Invitational 
third (25:47.59) 

Paul Short Invitational 
fourth (24:20.89) 

Wolverine Invitational 
ninth (25:17) 

CAA Championships 
second (24:1 1:84) 

CAA Southeast Region Championships 
fifth (30:00) 

NCAA Notional Championships 

Heather Hanscom 

Year: senior 

Hometown: Dumfries, Vo. 
Major health sciences 
Honors: All-CAA ('98, '99) 

Individual Results: 

Lou Onestry Invitational 
first (17:43:4) 

George Washington Invitational 
first (17:25:70) 

Paul Short Invitotiono! 
second (17:08:07) 

Wolverine Interregional Meet 
first (17:30) 

CAA Championships 
second (17:24:2) 

NCAA Southeast Region Championships 
ninth (17:35) 

tt 116163111 ■ Front Row: Beth Vigliotti, Keisha Banks, Sarah Burkett, Carin Ward, Meghan Howell, Suzie 
Hutchins. Second Row: Lauren Burawski, Erin Davis, Brett Romano, Bridget Quenzer, Colleen Chapman, Alisha Lewis. 
Back Row: Waynitra Thomas, Jodi Speth, Bethany Eigel, Caroline Banks, Heather Hanscom, Michelle Smith, Laurie Burke, 
Maria Thomas. 

Cross Country 437 


The fencing team, lead by head coach Paul 
Campbell and assistant coach Maiy Anne Walker, 
consisted of a lot more evident talent than the 
previous year. ■ Six NCAA Regional qualifiers 
returned to the squad making for a competent, 
enthusiastic group of women. One of those 
individuals was team captain Laura Webb. As 
a senior, Webb more than fulfilled her obliga- 
tion to the team in the past four years. In the 
win against Hollins University, Webb was one 
of nine fencers to finish without a loss. Other 
team members with a successfiil season were 
sophomore Tara Saddig, who was a full-time 
starter and won the foil state championship last 
season, sophomore Devon Allen, who finished 

seventh in the state championships last season, 
sophomore Allison Schwartz who went 3-0 in 
foil and sabre in the defeat against Hollins and 
junior Kim Roberts who was named the top 
epee fencer at the N.C.-Chapel Hill tournament. 
Roberts, along with junior Vicki Karousos, was 
named first-team all-conference last season. ■ 
Freshman Elisa Browne and sophomore Kelly 
Scott were added to the epee squad this year 
making for a talented blend of women. The 
squad was faced with tough competition last 
year, including five-time national champion 
Penn State, Rutgers University, NYU and 
Northwestern. Each player contributed signi- 
ficantly to the team's efforts and success. ■ 

Ul6l6dl 1 1 ■ Front Row: assistant coach Mary Anne Walker, Kim Roberts, Allison Schwartz, Vicki Karousos, 
Belinda Greenberg, Elisa Browne, Aphroditi Gouvousis, Devon Allen, head coach Paul Campbell, Erin Tully, Elizabeth 
Conlin, Laura Webb, Maegan Clark, Tara Sadig. 

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Temple 20 


Penn State 



Michigan State 10 





Calif. State-Fullerton 6 





Virginia 1 


Johns Hopkins 



Johns Hopkins 14 





Haverford 6 





Mory Baldwin 4 





Sweet Briar 3 


Ohio State 



Haverford 5 





Fairleigh Dickinson 1 2 


California-San Diego 



Princeton 3 


Wayne State 



Cornell 8 








Intercollegiate Championships 


Cleveland State 


first out of six teams 

Senior Laura Webb looks on as fier teammates 
work on their technique. Webb, a team captain, 
finished fourth at tfie Virginia Intercollegiate 
State Championships in 1999. ■ Photo by 
Carlton Wolfe 

After winning a tough match, junior Vicki 
Karousos shakes hands with her opponent from 
Hollins College. After 28 matches, Karousos 
was 16-12 overall- ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

Tara Saddig 

Year; sophomore 

North Haven, Conn. 
Event: foil 
Major moth 

Honors: Virginia State Champion (foil '98- 
99), Finished 1 5* ot NCAA Regionals, 
Finished 1 2* at the NIWFA Championships 

Season Statistics: 

Va. Intercollegiate Championships 

1(H) (first place) 
Overall Results: 64^34 (.653) 

Sophomore Erin Tully and freshman Elisa 
Browne work on their technique during 
praaice. Both women competed in epee 
compeition. ■ Photo by Carlton Wolfe 

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Looking to pass, sophomore Traci Forchetti f 
moves the ball into Ohio State territory. 
Forchetti finished the season with seven 
goals. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

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North Carolina 














Penn Stote 






Appalachian St. 





Old Dominion 



William & Mary 



William & Mary* 


Old Dominion* 


Wake Forest** 

Overall Record. 1 5-7 
CAA Record: 4-1 (2nd) 


*CAA Tournament: M (runner-up) 


*NCAA Tournamenf: 0-1 

Making their fifth appearance in the NCAA 
tournament in seven years and their first since 
1997, the field hockey team experienced yet 
another successfiil season. ■ Under head coach 
Christy Morgan and assistant coaches Amy 
Fowler and Lisa Cellucci, the field hockey team 
consisted of five seniors, eight juniors and a 
strong mix of underclassmen. Coach Morgan 
described the freshman class as "one of the best 
in the nation." The team finished second in the 
CAA behind two-time CAA Champion Old 
Dominion. The Dukes had a tough schedule 
facing nationally ranked Duke, Massachusetts, 
North Carolina, Maryland, Penn State, Virginia 
and Old Dominion. The Dukes lost to Old 
Dominion 3-1 in the CAA Championship 
game and fell one game short of making the 
NCAA final four, losing to number three ranked 
Wake Forest 3-0. ■ Coach Morgan referred 
to the season as "great" and said, "We came 
close in the finals of the CAA, showing a very 
intense, disciplined performance. Our experience 

in the NCAA tournament was a great one where 
individuals grew in so many ways." ■ Many 
athletes were honored for their successes through- 
out the season. Senior back Katrina Hunter was 
named CAA Defender of the Year. She was 
also selected to the All-CAA first team, All- 
America team, CAA All-Tournament team and 
she played in the North/South All-Star Game. 
Colleen Kreiger, a senior midfielder, joined 
Himter in the North/South All-Star Game, and 
was named to the All-CAA first team for the 
third year and the All-South first team. Junior 
goalie Amanda Latz, who allowed orJy 32 goals 
and had seven shutouts, was named to the All- 
CAA first team, All-South region second team 
and the All-CAA Tourna-ment team. Junior 
Julie Martinez, senior Sara Perilla and Liz 
Sanders were all named to the All-CAA second 
team. Perilla was honored for the third year and 
had a season record 22 assists. Juniors Whimey 
Diebolt and Liz Sanders were also honored as 
All-South second team members. ■ 

In an attempt to push the Dukes down 
field toward their goal, senior defender 
Sara Perilla sets up a play. Perilla led the 
team and set a university record with 22 
assists. ■ Photo by IWelissa Bates 

iriClC3in ■ Front Row: Amy Ziegenfuss, Julie Weiss, Jill Novasad, Theresa Dinallo, Traci Forchetti, Whitney 
Harris, Caroline Weirich, Sara Zuckerman. Second Row: trainer Matt Buccilli, Kandiss Edmundson, Julie Martinez, Paula 
Garcia-Tufro, Heather Platzer, tri-captain Katrina Hunter, Heidi Arnaudon, Meredith Lowrance, Dana Weaver, Valerie Cohen, 
student athletic trainer Jennifer Eichenseer, student athletic trainer Amanda Bursey. Back Row: head coach Christy 
Morgan, assistant coach Lisa Cellucci, Kiernan Raffo, Whitney Diebolt, Liz Sanders, tri-captain Coleen Kreiger, Elise van 
Ballegooie, Ryan Shean, trioptain Sara Perilla, Amanda Nichols, Carrie Phillips, Amanda Latz, assistant coach Amy Fowler. 

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Amanda Latz 

Year: iunior 

Hometown: Palmyra, Pa. 
Major: sociotogy 
Position: goalie 

Honors: Under-19 National Team ('97), 
Under-20 National Team {'98), CAA All- 
Tournament Team ('99), All-CAA first teom 
('99), All-South second team ('99) 

Head coach Christy Morgan uses a time- 
out to talk strategy with her team. Morgan, 
in her ninth year, coached the Dukes to 
their fifth NCAA appearance in seven years. 
■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

Season Statistics: 

Games Played 22 

Gomes Started 22 

Minutes Played 1447:39/1540:00 

Saves 93 

Save Percentage .744 

Goals Allowed 32 

Goals Against Average 1 .57 

Shutouts 7 

Field Hockev i 44 1 

Junior cornerback Mark Coates rests with 
senior Timm Carper on the bench while 
the Dukes have the ball on offense. Coates 
and Carper combined for more than 80 
tackles and were among the team's leaders 
on defense. ■ Photo by IWelissa Bates 

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Troy State* 

Overall Record: 8-4 
AflanhclOZl (first) 
•NCAA Playoffs: a 1 



Forcing the University of South Florida 
quarterback out of bounds, junior Mark 
Coates shuts down the opponent's drive 
as freshman Derick Pack charges in to 
assist on the play. The defense held South 
Florida to only three points in a win at 
home before 15,000 fans. ■ Photo by 
Melissa Bates 

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Curtis Keaton 

Year: senior 

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio 
Major: kinesiology 
Position: tailback 

Season Records: 

Rushing Yards 1,679 Points 120 

Rushing Attempts 292 All Purpose Yards 1 ,939 

Rushing Touchdowns 19 100-Yard Rushing Games 8 

Overall Touchdowns 20 200-Yard Rushing Games 3 

Performance Gome by Game (attempts/yards/touchdowns) 

Virginia Tech: rush- 1 4/ 1 08/0 

Northeastern: ru5h-20/l 1 7/1 

New Hampshire: rush-34/1 81/2 rec-2/33/1 

Delaware: rush-2 1/93/1 rec-1/7/0 

Villanova: rush-20/86/1 

William & Mary: rush-32/207/3 rec-1/0/0 

ConnecHcut: rush-28/237/5 

South Florida: rush-34/2 10/1 

Maine: rush-3 1/1 96/2 rec-2/1 8/0 

Richmond: rush-33/1 53/2 

Hofstra:rush-25/91/l rec- 1/5/0 

Troy State: rush-2 2/40/1 


Cutting across the field to avoid a Richmond 
defender, senior Curtis Keaton fights for 
the first down. With his speed and agility, 
Keaton rushed for a total of 1679 yards 
and dominated on offense, scoring 20 
touchdowns. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

Fans had something to cheer about again as the 
Dukes made an about-face going 7-1 in the 
Atlantic- 10 and 8-3 in the regular season after 
finishing last in their division in 1998. Under 
first year head coach Mickey Matthews, the Dukes 
shocked the conference by tying Massachusetts 
tor the Atlantic- 10 championship when they 
were prediaed to finish next-to-last in the preseason 
coaches' poll. The team was ranked as high as 
sixth nationally in Division I-AA standings and 
received the Atlantic- lO's automatic bid to the 
NCAA I-AA tournament. ■ After losing their 
first game to Virginia Tech, the Dukes rebounded 
by winning their next seven games. ■ The Dukes' 
success came as a team effort. Offensively, the 
Dukes were led by tailback Curtis Keaton who 
scored 20 touchdowns and ran for a total of 1679 
yards. Keaton had eight games with over 100 yards 
rushing and three consecutive games with over 
200 yards rushing. Keaton's highlight game came 
against the University of Connecticut on Home- 
coming. In front of a crowd of more than 12,000 

fens, Keaton ran for 237 yards and five touchdowns 
to help defeat the Huskies 48-14. Defensively, 
Chris Morant led the team with 1 1 sacks, which 
tied the season record. He was also involved in 
63 tackles. ■ Coach Matthews said "Our focus 
this year was to do the little things right and let 
the big things work themselves out. We played as a 
team and we won. This team will be remembered 
as a turn around team. " ■ The Dukes' quarter- 
backs were plagued by injuries and forced to use 
five different quarterbacks this season and as many 
as three in one game. Junior transfer Charles Berry 
staned the year, freshman walk-on Mike Connelly 
provided a spark for the Dukes midseason, and 
John DeFilippo played in six games without 
throwing an interception. ■ Bringing excitement 
back to football, the Dukes produced their first 
winning season since 1 996. Matthews was named 
both the Adantic-10 and NCAA Division I-AA 
Coach of the Year while Keaton was named 
Offensive Player of the Year and Morant was 
named Defensive Player of the Year. ■ 

inCXCCil 1 1 ■ Front Row: Lindsay Fleshman, Marc Bacote, Delvin Joyce, John Wakely, Earnest Payton, Curtis Keaton, head coach 
Mickey Matthews, Michael Ponds, Mark Coates, Cliff Wimbush, Charles Berry, Marcus Griffin, Quinton Tanner, Jason Thompson. Second Row: 
Quentin Collins, John DeFilippo, Chris Paquette, Mike Connelly, Timm Carper, Zeb Clark, Theo Cook, Joe DeNeal, CJ. Evans, Anthony Little, 
Charles Law, David Forman, Cody Hall, Brian Hicks. Third Row: Chris Loftus, Chris Morant, Jason Parmer, Ron Atkins, Derick Pack, Tom Paquette, 
DeLane Fitzgerald, Jeremy McCommons, Marshall Haggard, Robert Carson, Mike Glover. Travis Bowers, Justin Puffin, Sherrod Briggs, Logan O'Neill. 
Fourth Row: Reggie Taylor, Bryan Hart, Dennard Melton, Kirk Mulligan, Lonnell Lane, Richard Hicks, Ulrick Edmonds, Mike Luckie, Aaron Williams, 
Mike Cox, James Wilkins, Grant Clark, Derrick Lloyd, Murray Douglas, Andrew Owen, Shawn Setcavage. Fifth Row: Nick Zerby, Andre Moore, 
Dwight Brown, Jason Inskeep, J.P. Novak, Dan Murphy, Dee Shropshire, Andy Bonham, Zach Annon, Luke Young, Marcus Johnson, Kevin Reinhardt, 
Pete Henderson, Mike Dealy, Ryan Ferguson, Daniel Luque, Cory Clark. Sixth Row: trainer Brooke Steere, trainer Susan Walker, Andrew Belmear, 
Blake Yaralian, Aaron Rogozinski, Jerame Southern, Paul Wise, Chris Herring, Kevin Ott, Tim Smith, John Borosky. Antron Smith, Jim Cooper, Jon 
Petrunak, Pete Moran, Andrew Kirk, Pete Orwig, Michael Bird, trainer Kerrie Eisen, trainer Rebecca Howard. Back Row: trainers Sean Hamiliton 
and Greg Bee, graduate assistant Tara Lein, trainer Tom Kuster, equipment manager Dan Roland, manager Andrea Major; assistant coaches: Drew 
Cronic, William King, Curt Newsome, John Zernhelt, Bernard Clark, Dick Hopkins, Kyle Gillenwater, George Barlow; strength coach Jim Durning, Eddie 
Davis, managers: Ericka Broaddus, Natalie Reynolds, Grey Palmore, Allison Johnson, Rebecca Vozzo; trainer Kendra Nicholson. 

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Teeing off, sophomore Mike Gooden 
watches his drive land safely on the fairway. 
Gooden tied for second place in the 
Kiskiack/William and Mary Invitational 
with a final score of 1 44 after two rounds. 
■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

Faber Jamerson 

Year: senior 

Hometown: Appomattox, Vo. 

Major: sport management 

Honors: NCAA District II All-Tournoment team ('96), 
All-CAA second team ('97, '98, '99), NCAA All- 
District II team ('97), team captain (spring '99), 
assistant coach ('99-00) 

Individual Results: 

William and Mary Invitationol 
second out of 1 1 5 golfers, score 72 

Golden Ocala Intercollegiate 
eighth out of 1 07 golfers, score 1 45 

Pepsi Intercollegiate at Bradford Creek 
19th out of 1 27 golfers, score 220 

William and Mary Kiskiack Invitational 
10th out of 1 50 golfers, score 147 

Navy Spring Invitational 

eighth out of 1 20 golfers, score 149 

Colonial Athletic Association Championship 
12th out of 45 golfers, score 232 

Penn State/Rutherford Intercollegiate 
eighth out of 92 golfers, score 217 

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Concentration is essential in every golf 
shot, and senior Ben Keefe makes sure he 
gets a good last look at the break in the 
green before putting. Keefe led the team 
to a second place finish at the Navy 
Spring Invitational. ■ Photo c/o Sports 
Media Relations 



Kingsmill-William & Mary Invitational 
first out of 24 teams score 297 

Golden Ocala Invitational 

third out of I 7 teams score 293-295—588 

Pepsi Intercollegiate 

fourth out of 25 teams score 296-291-294—881 

Kiskiasck/Williom & Mary Invitational 

first of 25 learns score 296-290-586 

Navy Spring Invitational 

second out of 24 teams score 300-300—600 

Peine Webber CAA Golf Championships 

fourth out of nine teams score 317-308-296-921 

Penn Stale /Rutherford Intercollegiate 

second oul of 1 8 teams score 289-301-291-881 

NCAA East Region Championships 

22nd out of 23 teams score 304J05-296-905 


Navy Fall Invitational 

fourth out of 1 8 learns score 293-292-585 

Georgetown Hoya Invitational 

sixth out of 1 6 teams score 290-305-595 

Temple invitational Golf Tournament 

third oul of 1 5 teams score 306-295-601 

JMU Invilolionol 

third out of 1 8 teams score 317-31 1-314-942 

Anchor Bonk Inlercollegiate 

second out of 1 4 teams score 295-295-31 1—901 

After a slow start in the fall season, the men's 
golf team rebounded well in the spring earning 
one of the best records in the'nation finishing 
128-10-2. The Dukes finished in first place at 
both the Kingsmill-William and Mary Invita- 
tional and the Kiskiack/William and Mary Invi- 
tational. Along with these two viaories and great 
play in all other tournaments, the team made 
their sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA 
East Regional Championship. However, the 
Dukes finished a disappointing 22nd out of 23 
teams. Despite their 22nd finish, the Dukes were 
very consistent in the scores they shot. ■ "The 
team members would never shoot really high, 
resulting in a lower team score and higher team 
finishes," said team co-captain Faber Jamerson. 
Jamerson, a senior, led the team and was named 

second team AU-CAA and second team AU-State. 
■ The fall, however, proved to be a prosperous 
time as the men jumped into the Navy Fall Invi- 
tational and took fourth in the tournament. Ben 
Keefer shot a 144 for two rounds and captured 
1 1 th place leading the team to a fourth place 
finish among 18 teams. One of the season's high- 
lights was senior Scott Polen's third place finish 
out of 96 players at the Georgetown Hoya 
Invitational where he completed both roimds 
only one stroke behind the leader. Senior Shane 
Foster mirrored Polen's performance at the 
Temple Invitational Golf Tournament shooting 
a 73-71 for second place out of 75 golfers. Re- 
turning home, the team took third place among 
18 teams at the JMU Invitational as Foster tied 
for third place bettering 87 others' scores. ■ 

11161631 1 1 ■ Front Row: Geoff Forcino, Chris Cope, Scott Polen, Brent Mullins, assistant coach David Gooden. 
Back Row: head coach Paul Gooden, Shane Foster, Ben Keefer, Mike Gooden, Matt Paulson, assistant coach Faber Jamerson. 

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Sophomore Jill Cochrane attempts to chip 
a shot onto the green. Cochrane played 
two rounds in the spring, averaging 94.5 
strokes per round. ■ Photo c/o Sports 
Media Relations 

College of ChaHestown Edwin Wotts/Carolinas Clossic 
1 0th out of 2 1 teams score 341-320-661 

Peggy Kirk Bell Invitotionol 

1 6th out of 1 7 teams score 350-344—694 

Elon College Intercollegiate 

second out of 1 6 teams score 327-341—668 

William & Mary Invitational 

fourth out of 1 6 teams score 347-337-684 

Niltany Lion Invitational 

fifth out of 1 6 teams score 328-31 8-328—974 


Baytree/Unlimited Potential Invitotionol 

seventh out of 24 teams score 319-304-312—935 

Radford Invitational 
second out of 1 2 teams 

score 301-306-607 

Micfiigan State/Mary Fossum Invitotionol 

ninth out of 1 8 teams score 324-3 1 3-3 1 6—953 

Penn State Invitational 
fifth out of 1 7 teams 

Cougar Fall Invitational 
third out of 1 5 teams 

ECAC Cfiampionships 
third out of 22 teams 

score 31 4-396-304-91 4 

score 390309-303-902 

score 323-313-636 



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Driving the ball down the fairway, team 
captain Julie Russum shows her perfect 
form. Russum, a senior, led her team to a 
third place finish in the Cougar Fall Invita- 
tional with a score of 76-76-75 — 227. ■ 
Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 


Sophomore Kathy Lott reads the break 

on the ninth green perfectly, sinking the 
putt for an even par. Lott helped her team 
to a second place finish in the Elon College 
Intercollegiate with a final score of 1 68 
after two rounds. ■ Photo c/o Sports 
Media Relations 

The women's golf team fielded one of their 
youngest teams in recent history with two 
juniors, four sophomores and tour freshmen. 
They lost their top two golfers, Danielle Zahaba 
and Kathryn Yard, to graduation but had six 
letter-winners from last year's record-setting 
team, led by Julie Russum. The Dukes' top 
finishes were second place at the Elon College 
Intercollegiate and founh place in the William 
and Miry Invitational. Russum, a junior, led 
the Dukes with a second-place finish at the 
Elon College Intercollegiate and a third-place 
in the Nittany Lion Invitational. Jeff Forbes, 
a JMU aliminus, coached the Dukes. ■ The 

Julie Russum 

Year: junior 

Hometown: Crumpton, Md, 
Major: health sciences 
Honors: team captain ('98-99) 

Individual Results (Fall 1999): 
Baytree/Unlimited Potential Invitational 
eighth out of 1 26 score 75-76-77-228 

Radford Invitational 

1 6th out of 66 score 72-8 1 -1 54 

Michigan State/Mary Possum Invitational 
37th out of 1 05 score 79-8 1 -82-242 

Penn State Invitational 

56th out of 1 07 score 83-79-80-242 

Cougar Fall Invitational 

1 0th out of 83 score 70-77-79-226 

ECAC Championship 

20th out of 1 1 3 score 8 1 -83-1 64 j 

women's golf team was competitive, out-scoring 
solid players and teams by implementing sound 
fundamentals of the game. Widi an imbelievable 
second round score of 68 from freshman 
Jessica Lewis, the team finished fifth out of 
17 teams as Lewis secured second individually 
among 107 players. Traveling to Charleston, 
S.C., the team finished only behind two schools 
and earned third place out of 15 teams. Pro- 
ceeding to the ECAC Championship, the team's 
best performance of the year resulted in third 
place among 22 teams with top .scores from 
junior Maria Zappone, freshman Meghan 
Adams and Lewis. ■ 

Front Row: Maria Zappone, Stephanie Reeves, Kathy Lott, Meghan Adams, 
Jessica Lewis. Back Row: head coach Paul Gooden, Julie Russum, Jessica Prenzlow, Erica Zwetcow, 
Katie McAuliffe, Jill Cochrane, assistant coach Faber Jameson, assistant coach David Gooden. 

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Sophomore Luke Edstrom practices on 
the parallel bars. Even though it was only 
his second year on the team, Edstrom, 
fellow sophomore Nick Blanton and junior 
Woody Miller led the team having lost four 
seniors to May 1999 graduation. ■ Photo 
by Melissa Bates 

The men's and women's gymnastics teams con- 
tinued their success in the Eastern College 
Athletic Conference. The men lost four of their 
top gymnasts to graduation but had four new- 
comers to fdl their shoes. In their first meet of 
the season at the West Point Open, the Dukes 
finished seventh out of eight teams. Sopho- 
more Nick Blanton had the highest scores in 
all but two events for the Dukes, finishing 13th 
in the all-around competition and tieing for 
13th in still rings. ■ The Dukes struggled as 
a team throughout their season, suffering tough 
losses to Temple, William and Mary and Navy. 
However, individual gymnasts performed con- 
sistently well in every competition. Blanton 
finished first or second in all-around competi- 
tions in almost every meet. In a competition 
against William and Mary, he finished first in 
the all-around, floor exercise, horizontal bar 
and vault and second in the still rings. During 
a meet with Temple, senior captain John Kyle 

finished first in the vault and freshman Josh 
Goodwin finished second in the all-around 
behind Blanton. ■ The women's team lost 
six gymnasts to graduation but had a strong 
group of veterans including four seniors and 
eight juniors. The women opened their season 
in Pittsburgh and, despite a close loss, competed 
well as senior Betsy Hernandez finished first 
and junior Allyson Betar came in second in 
the all-around competition. Freshman Carri 
Elder finished second in the floor exercise 
followed by junior Rachel Malinowski in third. 
The women's best meet came against William 
and Mary, winning by just five-hundredths of 
a point. The Dukes dominated the meet with 
Hernandez finishing first, followed by senior 
Ashleigh Suarez in the all-around competition. 
Malinowski finished second behind Elder in 
the floor exercise. ■ The women set a school 
record against the University of North Carolina 
scoring 191.725 in team competition. ■ 

Tl16t69l 1 1 ■ Front Row: Woody Miller, Josh Goodwin, Nick Mongillo, Nick Blanton, John Bauer, Stephen 
Reynolds, John Kyle. Second Row: Amy Keister, Courtney Flynn, Ashleigh Suarez, Janelle DiOrio, Bethany Weir, Amy 
McGinty, Carri Elder, Betsy Hernandez, Rachel Malinowski. Back Row: Lynn Player, Kathleen Bellino, Amanda Love, 
Lauren Shear, Ally Betarm, Katie Ahearn, Pam Brinker, Stephanie Nelson, Kelly Burrows. 


Betsy Hernandez 

Year: senior 

Hometown: Potomac, Md. 

Major: ISAT 

Season Statistics: (top finishes^ 

first in all-around (37.300) 

fourth in all-around (37.600) 

third in all-oround (37.625) 
William & Mary 

first in all-around (37.950) 
Kentucky Multi-team Meet 

ninth in all-around (37.725) 
North Carolina 

second in all-around (38.400) 
George Washington 

fifth (tied) in all-around (38.025) 
Tov/son Invitational 

ilifth in all-around (38.525) 

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West Point Open 

seventh out of eight teams ( 1 83.80) 

Navy Open 

lost 188.65-205.95 


lost 188.75-206.55 

Navy, William & Mary 
second 1190.30) 


lost 210.30193.40 

William & Mary, Air Force 

Army, Air Force 

Virginia Collegiate Championships 


lost 182.85-191.475 


lost 188.55-192.075 

Rutgers, Temple 
second (189.025) 

William and Mary 
won 189625-189.125 

Kentucky, Nebraska, Illinois 
fourth (187 225) 

North Carolina 

lost 191.725-194.575 

Towson Invitational 

third out of six teams ( 1 90.275) 

George Washington 
lost 191.350-193.375 

Maryland, WVU, George Washington 


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Nick Blanton 

Year: sophomore 
Hometown: Goithersburg, Md. 
Major: ISAT 

Season Statistics: (top finishes) 
Navy Open 
first in all-around (50.550) 

first in all-around (51,200) 

Navy/William & Mary 
second in all-around (52.400) 

second in all-around (52.500) 

William & Mary 
first in all-around 

Demonstrating her flexibility, sophomore 
Amy Keister holds her reverse planche as 
she mounts the balance beam. Ranked at 
a higher difficulty, the move earned Keister 
more points in competition than simpler 
mounts. ■ Photo by IWelissa Bates 

During gymnastics practice, the gym is 
always busy as athletes intensely work on 
their skills and routines. The men came in 
seventh in their first meet and were led 
by sophomore Nick Blanton during the 
year. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

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With a good view of the goal, junior Jess 
Marion avoids one defender to blow a shot 
past the Old Dominion goalie for the score. 
The Lady Dukes crushed the Monarchs 
15-2. ■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

The spring 1999 lacrosse team experienced 
another successful season. Finishing 13-5 overall 
and 6-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association, 
the team beat Loyola to earn their second con- 
secutive CAA championship. ■ Despite a 
disappointing second round loss to Duke in 
the NCAA tournament, "This was the best 
overall season and team I've coached here and 
in JMU history," said head coach Jen Ulehla. 
■ The Dukes were ranked in the IWLCA Top 
20 ever)' week of the season, as high as second 
in the nation. The team ended the year ranked 
sixth in the nation. The lacrosse team had the 
second strongest schedule in the nation behind 
the University' of Maryland, pla>'ing nationally 
ranked North Carolina, Penn State, Loyola, 
Virginia and defending national champion 
Mar}'land. The Dukes" toughest games cajne 
against seventh-ranked Loyola and Maryland. 
The Dukes beat Loyola 17-6, the largest margin 

they have ever beaten the Greyhounds. ■ En 
route to their win, senior Megan Riley broke 
the career record for goals and finished her career 
with an impressive 151 goals. The Dukes put up 
quite a fight against Maryland despite an 12-11 
loss in over-time. "It was the best game I have 
ever been a pan of We gained a lot of confidence 
and realized that we can play with any of the 
top teams out there," said coach Ulehla. ■ With 
five seniors, eight juniors, five sophomores and 
six freshmen, the Dukes pulled off huge wins 
against North Carolina, Old Dominion, Delaware, 
William and Mary, George Mason and Rutgers, 
all nationally ranked. Coach Ulehla believed her 
team's abilit)' to be so competitive and successfijl 
was because "the girls worked very hard. They 
were the most cohesive, physically strong, athletic 
group of individuals and the)' worked vet)' hard 
in the offseason to maintain a competitive level 
of speed and endurance." ■ 

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Ul6X63l 1 1 ■ Front Row: manager Jaclyn Evers, Heather Ng, Julie Weiss, Amy Brew, Rebecca Tweel, Jamie 
Pleyo, Katie Collier. Second Row: Megan Branning, Megan Riley, Kristen Dinisio, Michelle Zurfluh, Jenn Ball, Mindy 
Leber, Jen Corradini, Charlotte Graham, Julie Martinez, trainer Andrea Weber. Back Row: assistant coach Sharon Petro, 
trainer Mike Krepinevich, assistant coach Tami Riley, Jess Marion, Lisa Banbury, Brooke Wagner, Kellie Polinski, Mistiza 
Colebank, Alivian Coates, Beth Kilmartin, McNevin Molloy, Jen Valore, trainer Jenny Blay, head coach Jen Ulehla. 

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Well covered by four William and Mary 
defenders, senior attack Jamie Pleyo fights 
for possession of the ball. Pleyo finished 
the year with 35 goals and 10 assists. ■ 
Photo by Sports Media Relations 

The lacrosse team celebrates their second 
consecutive CAA Championship in Rich- 
mond, Va. By defeating Loyola 1 7-6 on April 
1 8, 1 999, the team also received their 
fourth invitation to the NCAA tournament 
in five years. ■ Photo c/o Megan Riley 

spring 1 999 




teaw records 


North Corolina (OT) 


Season goals 244 


Penn State 


Season goal average 13.5 




Season assists 131 




Season assists average 7.3 


Old Dominion 


Season points 375 




Season points average 20.83 


William & Mary 


Season draw controls 224 


George Mason 


Season shooting percentage .448 

1 1 

Maryland (OT) 





te^m national rrinkillfIS 



third in scoring offense 




sixth in scoring margin 


George Mason 


ninth (tied) in winning percentage 




15th in scoring defense 


Towson * 










*CAA Tournament 2-0 

** NCAA Tournament 1-1 

Overall Record 1 3 5 

CAA Record 6-0 (first) 

Notional Rank 6 




Junior David Wood clears the ball downfield 
to his offensive teammates. Wood started 
in all 20 games, scoring three goals and 
six assists during the season. ■ Photo by 
Melissa Bates 


With more than half their starting line up lost 
to graduation in the spring and only two seniors 
on the team, the men's soccer team faced a tough 
schedule with a very young team. The Dukes 
finished the season 11-8-1 overall and 4-4 in 
the Colonial Athletic Association. Head coach 
Tom Martin said, "Despite our record, our 
season went very well. We accomplished a lot 
and had some significant victories." ■ The 
Dukes opened the season winning five of their 
first six contests and had a 2-2 double overdme 
tie to the University of Pennsylvania. Despite 
a total of eight losses and an early first round 
exit in the CAA tournament, the men's team 
came away with two huge viaories against tough 
nonconference teams. The Dukes beat Portland 
University 3-2 in the George Mason/Kappa 
Classic early in the fall and also beat the eventual 
national champion Indiana University, 2-0 in 
the Florida Internadonal Bell South Classic. ■ 

"The win against Indiana was very gratifying 
for the kids. They played well and got everything 
done in order to win. They played hard and 
deserved that win especially since it was such a 
difficult tournament. That win and the way 
our guys played was very satisfying for me as 
a coach. " ■ During the season, coach Martin, 
in his 1 4th year, captured his 200th victory 
at JMU against St. Francis of Pennsylvania. 
Manin finished the year with 205 JMU vic- 
tories and 324 in his career. ■ At the end of 
the season, two Dukes were named to the 
All-CAA men's soccer team. Junior forward 
Brandon Wright and junior midfielder Randy 
Steeprow were both named to the second team 
for their accomplishments last season. Wright 
was the team's leading scorer with 1 1 goals and 
ranked fourth in the league. Steeprow was the 
team's assists leader with nine and tied for the 
league lead. ■ 

irid©3l 1 1 ■ Front Row: Lars Haslestad, Jimmy Nelson, Jared Tucker, Michael Godwin, David Kozak, Joshua 
Reynolds, Brian McGettigan, Andrew Rutledge, Reggie Rivers. Second Row: Endre Sohus, Levi Strayer, co-captain Randy 
Steeprow, Brett Fischer, David Wood, Jeff Kinney, Niki Budalich, Christopher Pitt, Curt Nottingham, Eric Garcia, Ben 
Munro. Back Row: Rob Overton, Brandon Wright, Ed Fox, Josh Kovolenko, Brandon Barber, Seppo Jokisalo, co-captain 
Bill DuRoss, Robert Clark-Irwin, Shawn Skinner, John Ambridge, Atle Rognerud. 

Brandon Wright 

Year: junior 

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Position: forward 

Major: speech communication 

Honors: All-CAA second team ('99) 

Season Statistics: 

Games Played 20 

Games Started 1 1 

Goals 1 1 

Assists 4 

Points 26 

Game Winning Goals 2 

Gome Scoring: scored in 6 of 20 games 

Delaware: 1 goo! 

Portland: 1 goal, 2 assists 

Virginia Tecfi: 2 goals 

St. Francis: 3 goals, 1 assists 

William & Mary: 3 goals 

George Mason: 1 goal 


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Pennsylvania (20T) 






Virginia Tech 










St. Francis 


American (OT) 



Robert Morris 


Old Dominion 






East Carolina 


William & Mary 





Ohio State 





George Mason 


Richmond (20T)* 


Overall Record 118-1 

CAA Record 4-4 (6th) 

* CAA Tournament 0-1 , 


Charging for the goal, junior forward Atle 
Rognerud attempts to score against 
American University's goalie. The Dukes 
lost to American 2-1 in overtime. One 
highlight of the othenwise difficult season 
was head coach Tom Martin's 20Clth win at 
the university. ■ Photo by IVIelissa Bates 

Men's Soccer I 4 5 3 


fall 1 999 

■ m^ 

K^^n •Ti^^i^^B 




West Virginia 


Penn State 






Rutgers (OT) 


Fresno State (OT) 
Boston College 






George Washington 








Old Dominion 





N.C. -Greensboro 



George Mason 





East Carolina (20T) 



Virginia Tech (OT) 


William & Mary 










Overall Record 14-7-1 

CAA Record 6-1-1 (second) 

*CAA Tournament 0-1 

** NCAA Tournament 1-1 

Breaking away from an ECU defender, jun- 
ior forward Beth Burgess takes a shot at the 
goal. Burgess was the second leading scorer 
with six goals and four assists. ■ Photo 
by Melissa Bates 

454 spo"5 

In a 1 -1 tie in double overtime against 
East Carolina University, sophomore Jamie 
Miller fights for possession of the ball. Miller 
finished the season with one goal and 
four assists. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

The women's soccer team enjoyed another 
exciting season under head coach Dave Lom- 
bardo, in his 10th year. Lombardo's squad 
ended their season 14-7-1 overall and 6-1-1 in 
the CAA, finishing second and making their 
fifth consecutive NCAA appearance. The Dukes 
opened the season with a 1-0 win against West 
Virginia and continued to win eight of their 
next 1 1 contests, including a huge, first-time 
2-1 upset over rival University of Virginia. Like 
the men's soccer head coach Tom Martin, Dave 
Lombardo also celebrated his 200th victory 
as a coach with a 2-0 win over George Wash- 
ington. The Dukes made a disappointing early 
exit in the CAA tournament in a 2-1 loss to 
Richmond. However, the Dukes rebounded 
with an at-iarge bid to the NCAA tournament. 
The women made it to roimd of 32 when they 
beat University of Pennsylvania 1-0, but fell 

to the University of Virginia in a 3-1 loss. ■ 
Lombardo regarded the season as a "bonus 
season for us because after losing seven starters 
from last year's NCAA tournament team, 
nobody expected us to return to the NCAA 
tournament again." Not only did the team 
return to the tournament, they were also ranked 
in the nation's Top 20 — as high as 13th — for 
the ninth straight year. The Dukes finished 
the year outscoring their opponents 43-28 
and outshooting them 346-254. ■ At the end 
of the season, five athletes were named to the 
1999 CAA women's soccer team. Senior 
forward Aimee Grahe, sophomore midfielder 
Beth Burgess, and junior midfielder Christy 
Yacono were named to the first team while 
junior defender Lenore Brey and sophomore 
goalkeeper Suzanne Wilson grabbed second 
team honors. ■ 

lll6lG9l 1 1 ■ Front Row: Marissa Waite, Teri Joyce, Noreen Van der Waag, Kelly Wildeman, Beth Burgess, 
Marisa Lemme, co-captain Alison Schuch. Second Row: trainer Andrea Weber, Lenore Bray, Casey Papa, Meredith 
McClure, Jen Ackerman, co-captain Christine Stouden, Christy Yacono, Lindsey Prevo, co-captain Aimee Grahe, trainer 
Erin Riley. Back Row: head coach Dave Lombardo, assistant coach Carrie Proost, Gretchen Ross, Colleen Mcllwrath, 
Beth McNamara, Katie McNamara, Shannon Mcllwrath, Jamie Miller, Liz Costa, Jen Keefe, Suzanne Wilson, assistant 
coach Jen Cuesta, assistant coach Greg Paynter. 

Aimee Grahe 

Year: senior 

Hometown: Hagerstown, Md 
Major: studio art 
Position: forward, midfielder 
Honors: All-CAA first team ('99), 
CAA Player of the Week, NSCAA Regional All- 
America, team captain 

Season Statistics: 

Games Played 22 

Goals 18 

Games Started 22 

Assists 5 

Game Winning Goals 5 

Points 41 

Career Statistics: 

Goals 30 

Assists 1 2 

Game Winning Goals 7 

Points 72 

University Record: 

Grafie set a record for eight 

consecutive gomes 

registering a goal or an assist 

Women's Soccer '455 



Ready on the starting blocks, sophomore Alyss 
Lange prepares to swim the 50 meter freestyle 
against N.C. State. Lange placed eighth in the 
home event. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

After raising the anciior tiiat weighed down the 
swimming and diving team in their first two 
meets, the men cut swiftly through the water 
in their next three appearances. In the comftjrt 
ot their own pool, the men faced the University 
of Maryland-Baltimore County and won 131- 
113. In the 100-yard freestyle, fteshman Adam 
Gustafson touched at 48.16, over 19 seconds 
ahead of any UMBC swimmer. Above the water, 
freshman Jeff Hudson nailed the 3-meter spring- 
board with a score of 236.55 while the com- 
bined effort of sophomores Justin Molle and 
John McLaren, Cartin and Gustafson in the 
400-yard freestyle relay earned them first place. 
■ In what turned out to be a poolside massacre, 
the men's swimming and diving team drowned 
Virginia Military Institute 187-45. Grant was 
among the team's top performers at the meet; 
his 400-yard medley relay team finished third 
while he individually finished first and second 
among the team's swimmers in the 200-yard 
backstroke and 200-yard breaststroke, respec- 
tively. The following week, the men's team sank 
George Mason in consecutive meets 1 86-82 and 
143-77. ■ Despite the women's season opening 
loss, they regained their composure and won 
the next five meets. Wiping out both George 
Mason University and American University, the 
team was led by sophomore A.C. Cruickshanks 
who took first place in the 400-yard individual 

medley and the 200-yard butterfly. Junior 
Samantha Smith broke her own school record 
in the 200-yard breaststroke and captured first 
place in the 100-yard breaststroke to complete 
the successful meet. ■ At home, the women 
achieved victory over one of the nation's top 
Division III teams, Mary Washington College, 
by a score of 148-98. Freshman Marie Hans- 
brough, Cruickshanks, Smith and Lestyan 
secured first place in the 200-yard medley relay 
with a time of 1:52. Smith again placed first 
in the 100-yard breaststroke while freshman 
Jessica Holm Dahl touched with first-place in 
the 200-yard breaststroke. ■ Both the men's 
and women's swimming and diving teams were 
able to beat William and Mary at home as the 
women won 145-98 and the men won 148-91. 
■ Cruickshanks acquired first in the 1000 
freestyle in 10:31.20 and the 200 butterfly in 
2:06.29 as a standout in the meet, while Smith 
maintained her unblemished record of 1 5-0 
after winning the 200 in 2:21.97. For the men, 
Cartin won the 1000-yard freestyle in 9:42.07 
and Hudson secured first place in the one-meter 
and the three-meter springboards with scores 
of 226.875 and 253.575, respectively. "The 
teams concentrated on their final three meets 
before entering the CAA Championships where 
the men placed first among seven teams and the 
women finished second among eight teams. ■ 

•■ s'«^l6dlll « Front Row: Kristin Thorn, Megan 
Cidell, Becca Guy, Jamie Andrews, Ashley Hacker, Maura 
Markowitz, Emily Medley, Tiffany Kirkham, Allison Redman, 
diving coach Rhonda Kaletz, Jamie Carbonara, head coach 
Gywnn Evans. Second Row. Shawnee Smith, Jessica Carrano, 
A.C. Cruickshanks, Marie Hansbrough, Paula Colgin, Anjanette 
Kass, Meghan Fenn, Sam Smith, Amy Keel, Anitra Kass, 
Catie Campbell, Lauren Smith. Third Row: Jessica Hlom 
Dahl, Becky Richey, Shannon Abby Marks, Lynzee Sharp, 
Alyss Lange, Molly Kirkland. Back Row: Kayla Fergeson, 
Amanda Coyle, Julie Lestyan, Jackie Hendry, Christina 
Cauporisi, Shannon Smiley, Erin Kozolowski. 

s,i! i«i»„»XC3in " Front Row: Brendan Grant, Ryan 
Hegna, Ed Reis, Pat Ryan, Matthew Keaney, Rob Roy, Will 
Von Ohien, Adam Minister, Bret Stone, Scott Moyer, Brendan 
Cartin, Steve Page, Neville Allison, Joseph Molle, Aaron 
Shapiro, manager Elizabeth Coker, diving coach Rhonda 
Kaletz. Second Row: Matt Williams, Joey Kaminsky, Matt 
Madonna, Lee Shirkey, Steven Webb, Justin Mineo, Jason 
Wiedersum, Jeff Hudson, Dave Russ, Adam Gustafson, Mike 
Nicholas, Drew Rodkey, Patrick Stockton, Tommy Quimby, 
Shaun Wilson, head coach Brooks Teal, assistant coach Ryan 
Frost. Back Row: Adam Becker, Jeremy Bergman, John 
McLaren, Jesse Nielson, Josh Ellis, Patrick Lowry, Brody 
Reid, Eric Marton, John Kilmartin. 

jnerte results 




East Carolina 



Old Dominion 



Maryland-Baltimore Co. 



Virginia Military 






George Mason 



N.C. State 



Virginia Tech 



George Washington 



William and Mory 



Penn State 


CAA Championships 
first out of seven teams 

women's results 

jimi opp. 

102 East Carolina 143 

124 Old Dominion 119 

1 74 Maryland-Baltimore Co. 73 

184 American 112 

232 George Mason 62 

148 Mary Washington 98 

119 Virginia 164 

1 92 Navy 1 08 

94 N.C. State 131 

94 Virginia Tech 143 

121 George Washington 121 

170 Richmond 130 

145 William and Mary 98 

CAA Championships 
second out of eight teams 

In his sixth season, head coach Brooks Teal pays 
close to attention to his swimmers' techniques. Over 
the years. Brooks led the Dukes to five CAA titles 
and three ECAC crowns. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

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Performing their traditional "circle cheer," 
the men's and women's swimming and 
diving teams get pumped for their meet. 
Led by the seniors of the team, the cheer 
is repeated at every home and away event. 
» Photo by Melissa Bates 

Samantha Smith 

Year; junior 

Hometown: Hershey, Pa. 
Major: media arts and design 
Honors; second in the 100 and 
200 breoststroke at 1 999 CAA Championship; 
Senior Notional qualifier in 200 breoststroke; school- 
record at Princeton Invitational in the 100 and 200 
breoststroke; first in 1 00 breoststroke against GWU; 
first in 200 individual medley against Richmond 

Individual Results; 

50 freestyle vs. East Carolina 25.60 seconds 

200 breoststroke vs. East Carolina 2:24.68 

400 individual medley vs. Old Dominion 2:16.928 

50 freestyle vs. UMBC 25.59 

200 breoststroke vs. UMBC 2:25.54 

1 00 breoststroke vs. George Mason 1 :05.76 

200 breoststroke vs. George Mason 2:21 .22 

1 00 breoststroke vs. Virginia 1 :05.61 

200 breoststroke vs. Virginia 2:21 .69 

100 freestyle vs. George V\/ashinglon 54:79 

1 00 breoststroke vs. Richmond 1 :06.46 

200 breoststroke vs. Richmond 2:23.13 

Will Von Ohien 

Year: senior 

Hometovfli: Nevj/port News, Vo. 

Major; marketing 

Honors; first in 200 breoststroke at 

Florido Atlantic/Bowling Green tri-meel; first in 400 

individual medley against GWU; first in 400 

individual medley against VMI 

Individual Results: 

200 breoststroke vs. East Carolina 2:15.41 
400 individuol medley vs. Old Dominion 2:01.962 
200 breoststroke vs. Old Dominion 2:15.393 
200 individual medley vs. UMBC 2:00.37 
200 breoststroke vs. UMBC 2:1 1.00 
200 individuol medley vs. George Mason 4:10.58 
100 breoststroke vs. George Mason 1:01.16 
400 individual medley vs. George Washington 4:15.33 
200 breoststroke vs. George Washington 2:1 1.80 
100 breoststroke vs. Penn State 2:10.87 

Swimming and Diving 



The men's tennis team improved its 
record from their previous season. The 
men's squad, coached by Steve Secord, 
finished 1 5-8 overall and 5-3 in the Colo- 
nial Athletic Association. The team fin- 
ished fourth in the CAA tournament 
behind three nationally ranked teams 
and was fifth in the region in the Inter- 
national Tennis Association rankings. ■ 
Sophomore Luis Rosado at the number 
one spot and freshman Andrew Lux at 
the nimiber two spot led the team. 
Rosado has held the number one spot 
since coming to JMU in the spring of 
1998. He had 14 singles wins and eight 
doubles wins last spring. Rosado's accom- 
plishments earned him a spot on the All- 
CAA first team. Lux finished the season 

with a 12-6 record in singles play and a 
12-6 record in doubles play. ■ Returning 
in the fall, the men opened their season 
with a win at the Citizens Bank Colle- 
giate Clay Court Championships in 
Kingsport, Tenn. Freshman Andrew 
Lux's 3-1 record in the tournament earned 
him Consolation Champion honors, and 
he later went on to play in the William 
and Mar\' tournament where he was 2-1. 
At the East Coast Collc^te Men's Tennis 
Championship, junior Doug Sherman 
became the men's "D" Consolation Cham- 
pion after a 2-1 viaory contributing to the 
1 1-7 win. The men's doubles team solid 
performance resulted in an overall 5-3 
record, while freshman Adriaan Winter- 
mans concluded the season 8-4. ■ 

Ul6X69lll ■ Front Row: Jedd Marras, Chris Hendricksen, Tim Brown, Doug Sherman, Luis 
Rosado. Back Row; Gerd Utecht, Keith Mahaffey, Jamey Elliott, Brian Nelsen, head coach Steve Secord. 

Getting into position, junior Tim Brown 
prepares to receive the serve with a strong 
backhand. Brown finished the spring 
season with a 10-12 singles record and an 
8-7 doubles record. ■ (Inset photo) Fresh- 
man Andrew Lux, a native of Remscheid, 
Germany, sets to return his opponent's 
shot. Lux played the majority of the fall 
season in the number two singles spot and 
finished with a 12-6 record. ■ Photos c/o 
Sports Media Relations 


Luis Rosado 

Year: sophomore 

Hometowm: Yucoton, Mexico 

Major intemotionol business 

Position: No 1 singles 

Honors: All-CAA first team (spring '99) 

Individual Results: 

■ Anders Bergkvist/GWU, won 6-3, 6-2 

■ Mike Dektas/WVU ( 1 0th in region), won 6-2, 6-2 

■ Alfredo Golvez/NSU, won 6-1, 64 

■ Daniel Andesson/VCU {25th in coijntTy/4th in 
region), lost 1 -i>, 2-6 

■ Pero Pivcevic/Temple, lost 7-6, 4-6, 4-6 

■ joao Leite/Winthrop { 1 6th in region), 
won 7-5, 7-6 

■ Trevor Spracklin/W&M, lost 2-6, 4-6 

■ Sogi Zokin/CofC, lost 1-6, 2-6 

■ Jomes Collieson/UNCW, won 6-1, fr3 

■ Ajay Romoswami/CSU, lost 3-6, 6-1 , 4-6 

■ Brett lolacci/CSU, won 6J, 64 

■ Faycal Rhazali/RU, won 6-4, 7-5 

■ Chad Hamilton/HU, won 6-2, 7-5 

■ Alex Howard/UR, won 6-1 , 4-6, 64 
« Johon Von/erud/ODU, lost 3-6, 0^i 

■ Greg Scalzini/LU, won 6-0, 6-2 

• Mark Sibillo/AU, won 6-1,7-6, (7-2) 

■ Jonas Furucrona/GMU, won 6-0, 7-5 

■ Roope Kalojo/ECU, lost 3-6, 6-3, 5-7 
« Tomas Ibler/HU, won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 

■ Mark Sibilla/AU, won 64, 6-2 

■ Daniel Andesson/VCU, lost 3-6, 3-6 

■ Patrick Bozo/ODU, 3-6, 6-4, 4-3 (DNF susp.) 

Overall Record 1 4-8 


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George Washington 



West Virginia 



Norfolk State 










William & Mary 



College of Ctiorleston 






Cfiarleston Soutfiern 














Old Dominion 








George Mason 


East Carolina 










Old Dominion* 

Overall Record 1 4-6 

CAA Record 5-3 
*CAA Tournament 1-2 



Citizens Bank 

Collegiate flay Court Championships 

Singles; And 

ew Lux 3-1 ; Luis Rosodo 


Doubles: Lux/Rosado 1-1 

T. Rowe Price 

National Clay Court Championships 

Singles: Andrew Lux 0-1, Luis Rosado 2-1 

William and Mary Invitational 

Singles: Tim Brown 0-2; Micfiael Hendricksen 1-2; 
Andrew Lux 2-1; Luis Rosado 1-2; Troy 
Stone 1-2, Adriaon Wintermons 3-0 

Doubles: Brown/Rosado 0-1; Lux/Stone 2-0, 0-2; 
M. Hendricksen/Wintermans 0-2, 0-1 

East Carolina Collegiate Men's Tennis Championships 

Singles: Michael Hendricksen 1-2; Andrew Lux 1-1; 
Luis Rosado 1-1; Doug Sherman 2-l;Troy 
Stone 4-1; Adriaon Wintermons 2-1 

Doubles: Lux/Rosado 2-1; M. Hendricksen/Stone 1-1; 
C. Hendricksen/Wintermans 2-1 

Virginia Collegiate State Championships 

Singles: Michael Hendricksen 1-1, Troy Stone 2-1, 

Adriaon Wintermons 1-1 
Doubles: Stone/M. Hendricksen 0-1 

South Carolina Invitational 

Singles: Tim Brown 2-2, Michael Hendricksen 0-1, 
Andrew Lux 1-2, Luis Rosado 2-2, Troy 
Stone 0-2, Adriaon Wintermons 2-2 

Doubles: M. Hendricksen/Rosado 0-1, 
Brown/Wintermans 1-1 

ITA South Atlantic Indoor Championships 

Singles: Andrew Lux 0-1, Luis Rosado 0-1 , Troy Stone 1-1 
Doubles: Luis/Stone 2-1 

Men's Tennis 






George Washington 
William & Mary 
Florida ArianHc 




Boward CC 



Boston University 



Seton Hall 





Old Dominion 



West Virginia 






George Mason 
East Carolina 










Old Dominion* 



George Moson' 


Overall Record 1 1-7 

CAA Record 4-4 
*CAA Tournament 1-2 


Virginia Tech Invitational 

Singles; Lauren Dalton 1-1; Carol Culley 2-1; Sarah 

Gronson 1-1; Shell Grover 3-0 (Champion); 

Emily Kehoe 2-1; Christy Michaux 1-1; 

Sheri Puppo 2-1; Liz Simon 2-1 
Doubles: Puppo/Dalton 1-1; Simon/Michaux 1-1; 

Grover/Gronson 3-0 (Champions); 

Culley/Kehoe 1-1 

ITA/ECAC Team Championships 

Singles: Lauren Dalton 2-1; Sarah Gronson 0-3; 

Shell Grover 0-3; Christy Michaux 1-2; 

Sheri Puppo 1-2; Liz Simon 2-1 
Doubles: Puppo/Dalton 2-0; Simon/Michaux 0-2; 

Grover/Gronson 0-2 

William and Mary Tribe Classic 

Singles: Carol Culley 1-1; Lauren Dalton 0-2; Sarah 
Gronson 0-2; Shell Grover 1-2; Christy 
Michaux 0-2; Sheri Puppo 1-2; Liz Simon 0-2 

Doubles: Puppo/Dolton 1-1; Simon/Michaux 0-2; 
Grover/Gronson 0-2 

East Carolina Collegiate Women's Tennis 

Singles: Carol Culley 1-1; Lauren Dalton 1-2; Sarah 

Gronson 1-1; Shell Grover 3-1 (Cons. 

Champion); Christy Michaux 1-1 ; Liz Simon 2-2 
Doubles: Puppo/Dalton 4-0 (Champions-Flight A); 

Simon/Michaux (Cons. Champions-Flight B); 

Grover /Gronson (Champions-Flight C) 

ITA Eastern Championships S 

Singles: Lauren Dalton 1-1 ; Sheri Puppo 0-1 
Doubles: Puppo/Dalton 2-1 

During a doubles match last spring, 
junior Lauren Dalton returns her opponent's 
shot across court. Dalton vwas ranked 
seventh in the region in doubles in the 
spring. ■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

Sheri Puppo 

Year: sophomore 

Hometown: New City, N.Y, 

Major: psychology 

Position: No, 1 singles & doubles 

Honors: All-CAA singles team ('98, '99), 

All-CAA second team doubles (fall '99) 

individual Results: 

■ Serine Weingorten/GWU, won 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 

• Cadijin Buis/W&M, lost 0-6, 0-6 

■ V. Mozzo/FALJ, won 6-3, 6-2 

■ K. Volentine/B-CC, lost 3-6, 2-6 

■ S. Nassi/BU, won 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 
« P. Arike/SHU, won 6-0, 6-3 

■ Janelle Willioms/UR, won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 
» Ana Rodelievic/ODU, lost 0-6, 3-6 
51 Jodi Fireston/WVU, won 6-1, 6-3 
s Andrea Ondrisovo/VCU, lost 1-6, 0-6 

■ Anne Mange/GMU, won 7-5, 6-1 

■ Hrushido Komthe/ECU, won 6-3, 6-4 

■ Erin Komemoto/GU, won 6-3, 6-4 

■ Somontho Thompson/UNCW, won 6-1, 6-0 
" Irina Bovino/AU, won 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 

» Ana Radeljevic/ODU, lost 5-7, 2-6 

» Anne Mange/GMU, 7-6, 3-1 (DNF susp.) 

■ Irlno Bovino/AU, won 6-3, 6-4 

Overall Record 12-5 

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Protecting the line, junior Sarah Granson 
awaits the return. Granson was a team 
leader on and off the court with a 1 2-4 
record and by making the President's 
List. ■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

The women's tennis team had a good season 
despite their very young squad consisting of one 
senior, four sophomores and three freshmen. 
They finished 1 1-7 overall, in sixth place in the 
Colonial Athletic Association tournament. ■ 
Coach Maria Malerba attributed the success 
of their season to the sophomore class. "After 
setting a standard for hard work and dedication, 
our four returning juniors will now use their 
experience and maturity to lead the team. A 
majority of the success we obtained was a direct 
product of that class," said Malerba. ■ The 
main contributors to the team were Sheri Puppo 
and Lauren Dalton. Puppo and Dalton finished 
the season ranked 1 1th out of 300 teams in 
doubles competition and had a 22-9 record for 
the year. Puppo, a rwo-time All-CAA honoree, 
earned the MVP award writh 1 2 victories in the 
spring and ranked 24th in the region. Dalton 

finished the season 11-6 in the number two 
singles spot and received the Coaches' Award 
for her play this season. Sarah Granson, a junior, 
finished the season with the best singles record 
of 12-4. ■ Additionally in the fall, the women's 
preparation resulted in victory as they aquired 
a 1 4-7 win at the Virginia Tech Invitational. 
Freshman Shell Grover was undefeated as the 
flight three champion with Dalton acquiring 
consolation champion. Grove and Granson 
combined their talents to become champions 
in the doubles flight three. Their accomplish- 
ments carried over into the East Coast Colle- 
giate Women's Tennis Championships with 
the doubles teams out-playing their opponents 
and obtaining a 9-1 record. Puppo and Dalton 
(10-3) mirrored their performance at the 
ITA/ECAC Team Championships, in which 
they were undefeated. ■ 

&l16l63l 1 1 » Front Row: Sheri Puppo, Sarah Granson, Lauren Dalton, Back Row: Christy Michaux, Michelle 
Grover, Elizabeth Simon, Emily Kehoe, Carol Culley. 

Following through a strong forehand, 
junior Sheri Puppo watches the ball stay 
just inside the line for the point. Puppo 
was named to the All-CAA singles team. 
■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

Women's Tennis 4^ ^ 

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Jason Long 


Seun Augustus 


Year: sophomore 


Year: junior 


Hometown: Edinburg, Va. 

^ ? < f 

Hometown: Huntsville, Ala. 

f- -1 

Major: marketing 


Major: marketing/operations 


Honors: All-America for the 



distance medley team ('97-99), 

Honors: All-East in outdoor long jump ('99), 

All-East team in the 1 ,000m & 1 ,500m ('98- 

All-East in indoor long jump ('98), Team's MVP 

99), AlkTAA & All-East in the 1,500m (■97-98) 

in field events 

Individual Finishes: 

Individual Finishes: 

USA Track and Field Championships 

Raleigh Relays 

15th in 1,500(3:46,16) 

16th in Long Jump (18-5) 

NCAA National Championships 

Colonial Relays 

sixth in 1,500(3:50.63) 

third in Long Jump (19-3 1/2) 

IC4A Outdoor Championships 

17th in 100 Hurdles (11:55.36) 

third in the 1,500(3:46,49) 

Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational 

JMU Invitational 

10th injavelin Throw (80-1) 

second in 1,500(3:41.70) 

12th in 200 (26.53) 

17fh in Shot Put (28-9) 

Princeton Invitational 

25th in 800 (2:25.16) 

first in 1,500(3:43.65) 

CAA Championships 

U.S. Collegiate Track & Field Series 

second in Long Jump (20-2 1/4) 

firstin 800 (1:47.83) 

seventh in 100 High Hurdles (15.48) 

CAA Championships 

seventh injavelin Throw (82-8) 

firstin 1,500(3:43.30) 

11th in Shot Put (27-8) 

Duke Invitational 

Penn Relays 

ninth in 5,000 (14:21.74) 

10th in Heptathlon (4, 349) 

Navy Midnight Madness Invitational 

Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia Tech 

fifth in 3,000 (8:30.4) 

second in Long Jump (19-3 1 /4) 

fifth in 100 Hurdles 

Bucknetl invitational 

second in 3,000 (8:26.1 3) 

Adidas Invitational 

second in Long Jump (20-0 1/4) 

Virginia Tech Kroger Invitational 

third in 100 Hurdles (14.72) 

second in 1,000(2:25.45) 

JMU Invitational 

George Mason Collegiate Invitational 
second in 1,600(4:06.68) 

fifth in Long Jump (19-4 3/4) 
sixth in 100 Hurdles (15.36) 

IC4A Indoor Championships 

Eastern College Athletic Conference 
fourth in Long Jump (20-1 3/4) 

second in 1,000(2:21.61) 

462 Sports 

Sophomore IVlichelle Smith pushes 
herself to get ahead of a Syracuse 
runner. Smith recorded her personal 
best in the 1,500m run at the Adidas 
Invitational with a time of 4:46.1 1 . ■ 
Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

Freshman Rob Montgomery takes 
of after the handoff from freshman 
Ian Scott in the medley relay. Mont- 
gomery was an Ail-American in 
1 998 and Scott was All-East in 1 998. 
■ Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 

••"W . 

This Lady Duke completes her segment 
of the relay before giving the baton to 
her teammate in the passing zone. ■ 
Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 



The 1999 track season was full of highlights and 
record breakers for both the men's and women's 
teams. The men, coached by Bill Walton, had 
their most successfiil season in history. The team 
ended the season placing third in the Colonial 
Athledc Association championship and tied for 
53rd in the NCAA tournament. The indoor 
squad was fifth in the Intercollegiate Associa- 
tion of Amatuer Athletes of America meet in 
Boston. The IC4A is the Eastern Champion- 
ships consisting of 1 00 Division I schools from 
North Carolina to Maine including Notre 
Dame. ■ "We work hard every year and build 
our program around the IC4A tournament," 
said coach Walton. ■ At the NCAA Cham- 
pionships in Indianapolis, Jason Long, Paul 
Lewis, Rob Montgomery and Russ Coleman 
were all named All-Americans in the distance 
medley relay for finishing in the top eight. The 
outdoor squad finished fourth at the IC4A in 
Fairfax, Va. Long and Lewis qualified for the 
NCAA championships in the 1 ,500m the 400m, 
respectively. It was at the NCAA Division I 
National Championship in which Long earned 
All-America honors with his sixth-place finish 

in the 1,500m (3:50.63). The men's team gained 
national attention when Long, Lewis and 
Coleman participated in the USA National 
Championships. Long and Lewis both qualified 
for the 2000 Olympic Trials. The team had 
five athletes post national-level performances 
in eight events. Sixteen athletes earned All-East 
honors and Mike Smith made the U.S. Jr. Pan- 
American Team and placed third in the 5,000m 
at the Jr. Pan-American Games. ■ The team 
set numerous school records including the 
distance medley relay, 400m and 500m indoors 
and in the 4x1 mile relay, 200m, 400m, 800m, 
5,000m and 10,000m outdoors. Coach Walton 
summed up the Dukes' season by saying "Our 
highest quality depth was in the distance area, 
however the key to our teams' success at the 
championships was due to balanced scoring 
in the sprints, jumps and distance events. The 
upperclassmen displayed true leadership and 
the younger athletes performed to their abilities. " 
■ The women's team had another good season 
under the coaching of Gwen Harris. The Dukes 
finished sixth in the CAA championships, 13th 
in the Eastern College Athletic Conference 

Indoor Championships and tied 21st in the 
ECAC Outdoor championships. The women's 
best performance was at the Colonial Relays in 
Williamsburg, Va., where the team finished 
tied for second out of 1 8 teams. ■ Both Seun 
Augustus and Keisha Banks set several new 
school records. At the Virginia Tech Pentathlon, 
Augustus set school records in the pentathlon 
with a score of 3,488 points and in the pen- 
tathlon 60m hurdles with a time of 9.2 seconds. 
Augustus also set a school record in the long 
jump at the CAA Championships where she 
finished second. Banks set a school record in 
the 1,000m run with a time of 2:20.7 at the 
Virginia Tech Kroger Invitational. At the 
Adidas Invitational, Banks came in first in the 
800m run setting a school record of 2:07.98. 
Many Dukes were honored for their accom- 
plishments this season. Banks was named the 
team's most outstanding athlete in running 
events. Bethany Eigel was a finalist for the JMU 
Female Athlete of the Year. Banks, Augustus, 
Sarah Burkett, Eigel and Heather Hanscom 
were all recognized for their individual achieve- 
ments on the All-East team. ■ 

lilGTGalll ■ Front Row: Kevin Melvin, Matt Thomas, John Dinsick, Ryan 
Donahue, Jake Woody, Lake Stockdreher, Luke Treaster, David Loughran, Eric Post, Darian 
Parker, Anthony Wallace. Second Row: Kurt Bridge, Andy Screen, Tyrone Jones, David 
Lewis, Scott Wallace, Jared Allport, Mike Smith, Russ Coleman, Scott Davis, Ian Scott, David 
Spiller, Roscoe Coles. Third Row: head coach Bill Walton, graduate assistant Tom Jeffrey, 
Mike Washington, Marques Hamilton, Rob Dobson, Jason Alexander, Brian Reutinger, 
Paul Lewis, Mike Fox, Pat Anderson, Jason Long, Ryan Mammen, Derek Mitchell. Back 
Row: Ben Cooke, Will Short, Rob Montgomery, Jason Povio, Chaz Chalkley, assistant 
coach Pat Henner. 


Front Row: Alisha Lewis, Jessica Bernstein, Seun Augustus, 
Stacey Donohue, Carin Ward, Sara Carpenter. Second Row: Jodi Speth, Colleen Chapman, 
Sarah Burkett, Mollie Defrancesco, Kathleen Reuschle, Tracey Livengood, Bridget Quenzer, 
Suzie Hutchins. Third Row: assistant coach Joycelyn Harris, Shontya' Bready, Keisha 
Banks, Kim Cheney, Lisa Horton, Meredith DeGennaro, Michelle Smith, Erin Lynch, 
Kenetta Redd, Brett Romano, Jessica Allison, head coach Gwen Harris. Bacic Row: Shaunah 
Saint Cyr, Heather Hanscom, CJ. Wilkerson, Laurie Burke, Christine Torreele, Jessi Dancy, 
Maria Thomas, Waynitra Thomas, Bethany Eigel. 

Track and Field 4^3 

Seniors Taryn Kirk and Christina Gianino 
make a solid duo when blocking the spike 
from their opponent. Kirk made All-CAA 
first team and was among the nation's 
leaders In hitting percentage. ■ Photo 
by Melissa Bates 


The volleyball team finished their season atop the 
Colonial Athletic Association for the second year 
in a row but also captured the CAA Champion- 
ship tide and made their first-ever appearance in 
the NCAA tournament. The Dukes beat Ameri- 
can 10-15, 15-2, 15-7, 15-13 to win the CAA 
title but lost in the first round of the NCAA 
tournament to the University of San Diego 3-15, 
7-15, and 11-15. ■ Head coach Chris Beerman 
and his first recruiting class finished the season 
26-7 overall and 13-1 in the CAA. "This is 
what you hope for when you build a program, 
you want the first recruiting class to be able 
to win a championship," said coach Beerman. 
The Dukes opened the season winning their 
first seven games before losing to Pittsburgh 
in a tough five-game match. The team swept 
the CAA only losing to the defending CAA 
champion American in five games. The Dukes 
later avenged the loss by beating American 
twice, once at home in a quick 15-12, 15-12, 
15-5 match and again to clinch the CAA 
championship. The Dukes' only home loss of 
the season came against Virginia in an intense 
five-game upset. The team finished the season 

in Long Beach, Calif., in a Thanksgiving tour- 
nament in which they went 1-2 defeating the 
1999 Mid-Continent champion, Oral Roberts. 
The team lost to Southern California and de- 
fending NCAA champion Long Beach State. ■ 
With nine returning players, four of who are 
returning starters, and one newcomer, head 
coach Beerman considered his team the "best 
defensive team in the CAA." Senior Lindsay 
CoUingwood, a three time All-CAA and All- 
State selection was a huge contributor both 
offensively and defensively this season. CoUing- 
wood was named CAA Player of the Year for 
her accomplishments as she led the team in 
kills and digs and ranked in the Top 1 5 in 
the nation in service aces. Senior Taryn Kirk 
and junior Karla Gessler were both named to 
the All-CAA first team and were both among 
the national leaders in hitting percentage, .377 
and .384, respectively. Gessler set a school 
record in hitting percentage last season, sur- 
passing Kirk's record set in 1998. Senior setter 
Christina Gianino, an All-CAA second team 
selection, had 1376 assists and averaged 1 1.97 
assists per game. ■ 

1 1 L^J^. I < 1 1 L^i 
Lindsay CoUingwood 

Year: senior 

Hometown; Solana Beach, Calif. 

Major: sports management 

Position: outside hitter 

Honors: All-CAA First Team ('96, '97, '98, '991 
All-State First Team ('96, '97, '98, '99) 
CAA Player of the Year ('99); 
Completed career with 1 2 school records 


Il1d63l 1 1 ■ Front Row: trainer Lara Flanagan, Kristy Snow, Lindsay CoUingwood, Larlssa Daily, Jessica Evers, 
Alaina Wilson. Back Row: trainer Courtney Delia Penna, trainer Geoff Robison, Sara Leveen, Karla Gessler, Danielle Heinbaugh, 
Taryn Kirk, Christina Gianino, head coach Chris Beerman, assistant coach Anne Jackson. 

Season Statistics: 
Gomes Played 1 12 
Kills 455 
Assists 31 
Blocks 10 
Service aces 61 
Digs 353 

Career Statistics: 
Kills 1,872 

Kills per game 4.06 
Assists per gomes 0.28 
Blocks per game 0.29 
Service aces per gam: 0.54 
Digs per gome 3.15 

Digs 1,570 

Aces 204 

464 I Sports 






















St, John's 










William & Mary 








East Carolina 


Virginia Tech 






George Mason 









William & Mary 




George Mason 



East Carolina 







Williams Mary* 




Southern California 



Oral Roberts 


Long Beach St. 


San Diego** 

Overall Record 26-7 

CAA Record 13-1 (first) 

*CAA Tournament 2-0 (first) 

* *NCAA Tournament ai 


As tfiey do before each game, tfie six starters 
join fiands and shout their traditional cheer, 
"JMU big time!" The Dukes finished their 
season with their first-ever CAA title and 
appearanceat the NCAA tournament. ■ 
Photo c/o Sports Media Relations 



Sophomore Nathan Richman battles for position 
against his Navy opponent. Richman competed 
in the 1 74 lb. weight class during the home 
meet against Navy. • Photo by Melissa Bates 

winter 1 999-2000 



rill 1 111. 'i^^^aa 


22nd Annual Navy Classic 

fifth out of eight teams 

Lehigh Sheridan invitational 

seventh out of 1 2 teams 

Sunshine Open 


seventh out of 22 teams 


Millersville Belles Tournament 

second out of 25 teams 

i 15 





Virginia State Championships 
second out of seven teams 






N.C. State 



Old Dominion 








George Mason 


1 " 

Appalachian State 





■ • .J 




Sacred Heart 





During a home meet against Navy, junior Jim 
Dutrow tries to pin his opponent. Dutrow lost 
14-lOto Navy's Tom Storer. ■ Photo by 
Melissa Bates 

Head coach Jeff "Peanut" Bowyer and assistant coach 
Doug Detrich talk strategy with one of the wrestlers. 
With the season's conclusion, Bowyer became the 
all-time leader in coaching victories in the program's 
28-year history. ■ Photo by Melissa Bates 

466 ] Sports 

1 » >k;^- ^^>^ » , »> t« ;:-!»..:v.'*:«t i » « ; ! > :^i ..-; i - 

1 1 L^^ Mil 
Dave Vollmer 

Year: senior 
Hometown: Ironia, NJ. 
Mojor: management 
Honors: CAA Champion 
and NCAA qualifier 

Individual Results: 

141 !b. weight class 

Navy: lost 3-4 

Virginia Military: won 16-4 

Campbell: won (3:25 wbf) 

NC State: won 7-5 

Old Dominion: won 7-5 

Virginia: lost 1-8 

Howard: wbf 

George Mason: lost (3:41 wbf) 

Appalachian State: lost 1-6 

UNO won 10-5 

Americon: won (6: 1 wbf] 

Sacred Heart: won ( 1 :02 wbf) 

Army: won 6-4 

The wrestling team returned to the mat late 
in November at the 22nd Annual Navy Classic, 
only the mats of Annapolis, Md., were not as 
kind to them as they hoped. Placing fifth out 
of eight teams, the team managed to outscore 
Virginia Tech, but were pinned behind the other 
tour teams who watched West Virginia walk 
away winners. The following week, the wresders 
finished seventh among 12 teams at the 19th 
Annual Sheridan Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa., 
but continued to improve as they traveled to 
West Palm Beach for die 1999 Orange Bowl 
Sunshine Open to secure seventh place out of 
the 22 teams present. ■ As the first dominating 
match of the season, the team placed second at 
the Millersville Belles Tournarhent, rolling over 
25 teams as sophomore Seth Cameron earned 
three major decisions, finished 5-0 and was 
named the Outstanding Wresder of the tourna- 
ment. ■ Seniors Mike Coyle and Elliott 
Williams displayed leadership and experience 
combining for four decisions, including a major 
decision by Williams. Coyle's impressive first- 
period wins foreshadowed his dominance in 
the championship match. Senior Dave Vollmer 
contributed to the team's performance placing 
fourth in the tournament at the 141-pound 
level. ■ Navy slowed the team's momentum. 

however, at the team's home opener in Godwin 
Hall with a 21-15 win. The efforts of Coyle, 
Cameron and junior D.J. Hockman were not 
enough to propel the team to victory, but it did 
provide motivation toward their match-up with 
Virginia Military Instimte which paid off indefi- 
nitely. Blowing away the cadets, the team easily 
won 31-11 as Coyle, Vollmer, Williams, and 
sophomores Jonathan Huesdash and Jim 
O'Connor scored major decisions over their 
opponents. ■ The team entered the Virginia 
State Championships following the viaory where 
they finished second among seven teams. Then 
men continued to punish their opponents win- 
ning seven of the remaining 1 1 meets, including 
a 52-0 shutout over Howard. At home two weeks 
later, the team rolled over American University 
31-12, a win in which Vollmer and freshman 
Brian Consolvo pinned their opponents back- 
to-back, leading the team to a 4-0 record in 
season. ■ "These are outstanding kids in the 
program; they're not a team of individuals," said 
Coach Jeff "Peanut" Bowyer. "At each meet, 
someone new carried the ball." Illustrating the 
coach's words, the team finished the year unde- 
feated in the CAA, and were optimistic as they 
entered the CAA Championships where they 
hoped to defend their title. ■ 

11161631 1 1 ■ Front Row: trainer Kim Bowman, Jeremy Rankin, Eric Miller, Ricti Van Houten, Mark Minuto, Cfiris 
Combs, Mike Coyle, Mike Jeffry, Bobby Piccione, Mike Robostello, David Vollmer, Jon Huesdasti, Maakan Tagtiizadeti, 
Justin Haynes, manager Stacey Simon, head coach Jeff "Peanut " Bowyer. Second Row: trainer Tara Lein, Cameron Shell, 
Steve Broglie, Brian Consolvo, John Pagnotta, Josh Fultz, Billy Phillip, Jim Dutrow, Derek Dauberman, Jimmy O'Connor, Brian 
Maddox, Dave Colabella, assistant coach Doug Detrick. Back Row: Brett Thompson, Matt Shutts, Eric Leonard, Steve Kodish, 
D.J. Hockman, Rocky Pagnotta, Sam Maltese, Seth Cameron, Scott Brubaker, Kris Bishop, Charles Gay, Matt Martin. 

Wrestling 467 




Enjoying one of January's snowfalls, these students make 
the best of their day off from classes. Classes were can- 
celled once and delayed another day during the month. 
" Photo by Melissa Bates 






One of the last remaining students on 
campus in May, this student waii<s past 
Gibbons Hail on his way home. Although 
the spring semester ended in May, the 
first summer session began the Monday 
after spring commencement. Photo 
by Todd Grogan 



mining a model, sophomores Megan 
»hr, Heather Davidson and Julie Burns 
participate in Advanced Human Anatomy 
class, Biology 410. This course allowed 
students the opportunity to study the 
human body in greater detail. ■ Photo 
by Laura Greco 


» * 

IJ <, 



Normally covered with cheering 
fans, the stands at Bridgeforth 
Stadium are covered by snow. Mucli 
to the chagrin of students, majorf 
roads and sidewalks on campus : 
were cleared quickly by Facilitie^ 
Management after snowfalls. 
Photo by Melissa Bates 

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Looking back over four years, I can honestly say that 
much has changed. I have grown, and I have learned much 
from other people. Getting through four years of constant 
challenges doesn't come without the support of many people 
for whom 1 am very thankful. 

I am thankful for everyone on staff. This year was fuU 
of growth. Growth in what the Bluestone was to become: 
a more accurate reflection of all of us as students and all of 
us as part of something bigger than ourselves. I thank every- 
one who gave of their time, their sanity and of themselves. 
Each staff member brought a part of themselves to this 
book and it is greatly appreciated. 

I am thankfiil for the CCM community. This commu- 
nity welcomes all and encourages everyone to be themselves, 
whoever they may be and wherever they may be on their 
spiritual journey. I thank Father John for being a friend and 
for challenging me "to go deeper" in search of knowledge 
of myself and of my faith. 

I am thanldul for Rachel, who was one of the first people 
who welcomed me to be a part of the Bluestone. Through 
these past four years, I have appreciated your friendship, 
your help and your guidance. 

I am thankful for Leah, whose talents and persistence 
show that if you want something, you work hard to achieve 
it, and you don't settle for anything less than perfection. 
Thank you for sharing of yourself through your work. 

And, finally, I am thank- 
fid for my family. Thank you IB|l^Hf''N '^t^^_M^'\ 
for understanding my crazy 
schedule, my commitment 
to the book and for under- 
standing me. Mom, through 
your example, you have shown me to do my best. Thank you 
for being a wonderful mother to me, Matthew and Kelly. 
Dad, may you feel the love and support of family. 

Change is supposed to be what college is all about. That's 
what I've heard anyway. What I have experienced has been 
life changing. I may not have retained every fact that I 
learned in all of my classes, but 1 have learned that, when it 
comes down to it, we all have a lot more in common than we 
think. I hope you had the opportunity to be enlightened by 
something in this book, and in turn, were able to see a 
reflection of your own spirit as well. ■ 


47" Closing 


tyi'jp,^ . . 

Editor's Notes 479 

a Laura Bryant and Anna Lucas 

I Allison Serkes 

40O I Closing 

1999-2000 staff 

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Abbitt. Brooke 289, 338 

Abbott, Kathleen 402 

Abbott, Marie 263, 344 

Abbott, Megan 31 1 

Abel, Kathryn 402 

Abernathy, Bryan 21 3, 342, 370 

Aberls.Tabitha 213 

Abraham, Stacey 338 

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Adams, E. Beery 269 

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Adamson. John 47 

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Adeniji, Akin 350, 41 2 

Adibpour.Mina 269,408 

Adkjns, Dave 400 

Adler, Josh 31 1 

Adriance. Kevin 370 

Afkhami, Naz 399 

Agee, Anne 269 

Agee, Joel 346 

Agress, Le