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Look in this magazine to re-live moments like: the crowning of 

BECKY PATTERSON as 1995 Homecoming Queen. 

DOC RICHARDSON playing noon ball. TRACY STONE 

getting married (on stage in OUR TOWN), tuxedos, ice skates and an 

evening in the hospital at JUNIOR SENIOR It's a page turner! 

The faces of Bryan College It's who we are and what we did. It's who s 
marrying whom. It's a collection of SMILING FACES, plus some folks 
caught on our CANDID CAMERA. It's a record of FRESHMEN who are 
now SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS who are SENIORS and Seniors who 
are now college graduates. 


It's why we came here: to study and learn, choose a major, earn a degree. 
Find out the inside scoop on the HARDEST COURSES and what it takes 
to be in the HONORS PROGRAM. Plus, see how we use the wide 

Their victories were our victories, and we shared their defeats. We 
cheered the SOCCER team at nationals, yelled with the BLEACHER 
CREATURES (win or lose) during BASKETBALL season, were amazed 
that BRYAN ECK could play three varsity sports, and held our breath while 
the LADY LION HOOPSTERS pushed their way into the playoffs. See 
the final records, enjoy the memories of a year in SPORTS. 


An inside look 
at what makes 


CG goes behind the 
scenes with the 
Hilltop Piayers 



pAtfTON, TN 37321 

Studying kept us busy, sure. And our social life was full. 

But most of us invested our time and energy in at least one 

of the groups and clubs. Captured in this magazine are the records 

of what we did in BEM, where we went with CHORALE, who 

produced the TRIANGLE, how the HILLTOP PLAYERS spent their 

time, and much more. . .check it out. 


urn this page and unwrap a year of our lives captured in LIVING 
COLOR. Inside this wrapper you'll find five outstanding magazines that 
re-live moments in STUDENT LIFE, who we are as PEOPLE, our total 
academic IQ, and what we do with CAMPUS GROUPS and SPORTS. It's 
hot off the press. It's a special edition of moments and memories. If s our 

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FOUNDER William J. Bryan 1860-1925 
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Melinda Snead 

MANAGING EDITOR Karin Carpenter 





SENIOR EDITORS Ben Simpson, Melinda Snead 

Tim Lien, Heather Arwe 



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COPY CHIEF Heather Arwe 

WRITERS Joy Motte, Kelly Griffis, Heather Arwe, 

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PICTURE EDITOR Melody Sheddan 



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ryan life. An ex- 
citing venture for 
those who choose to 
enjoy everything Bryan 
has to offer. Our cam- 
pus has just about 
everything lo offer— to everyone. It 
could be bunjee-jumping on a Saturday 
night sponsored by SGA, or it could be 
the wild lalc-nile antics in the dorm. 
It can be anything you want- There's 
hiking, fishing, biking, working, run- 
ning, banquets, sleeping, singing, play- 
ing, studying, missions trips, camping 
trips, athletics, concerts, games, avoid- 
ing SDO, the Lion's Den, and much 
more. You can easily live a little at 
in. Enjoying LIFE to its fullest 
with Christ Above All. LIFE! 

Assistant Managing Editor 

COVER: Facing the administration building 
in between dorms, this busy walkway 

:lled with bustle, laughter, and 
students going to classes. 

LIFE 64 Years 


Alumni come back to the Hill 
for a weekend of remembrances, 
athletics, and the crowning of a 
new queen. 

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LIFE Special 

The juniors put on 

put on a spectacular night 

of high fashion and fun 

|— I MAY 1 996 HIJj 


The Way We Live 

This year's plays prove to 

be some of the best performances 

seen on Rudd's stage 


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Face to Face 

A look al Jeff DeArman's 
life at Bryan and beyond 

Exploring new horizons, Bryan 

students visit exotic places 

for vacations and breaks 







enior, Shonda Tompkins spends time with a new friend she 
found while visiting Russia over the summer. 

lete Stone shared his basketball talent and his testimony 
to the Philippine children that flocked to their basketball 
games. Pete went with SCORE International. 

ryan students enjoyed their trip to Russia, meeting many 
different people, and building cross-cultural relationships. 
Dr. Ketchersid and Dr. Fouts led the group. 

and the crowd goes wild!" was one way Bryan students saw people respond- 
ing to their missions trips in the summer of 1995. Alumni Shawn Hill, Jeff 
Vandemark, and Senior Pete Stone had the incredible opportunity to go to 
Cuba and use basketball to witness to other people. 

The team left for Cuba on July 22 after a week of orientation, 
training, and practice. For a whole week their schedule consisted of one 

thing- Get up. Go to 

Practice in the morning. 

Visit the local church 

and sightsee in the 
afternoon. Then... 

evening was fdled with 

the suspense. They even 

played the Cuban 

National Team— the 

same team that played 
USA's Dream Team in the 

The best part of 

the trip, according to 
those who went, was 

seeing the Cubans come 
to Christ through their 

witness. Cuba does 

not allow missionaries 
into the country because 

they are under 

Communist regime. 

That made it essential 
that the team portray a 

Christ-like attitude 

in their games and 

off the court. 

Pete Stone thought that 

the worst part was seeing the extreme poverty of 
the nation. They did not own much in compari 
son with America. 

Other summer jobs included department store 
personnel, camp counselors, grounds workers, 
and food service. 





riman class, incluilij 
lea Couuh court 


A fresh batch of immatunn^ame on 
on to the Bryan campus this hist 
Rebellion was common from the 
beginning when beanie wearers 
refused to cooperate with tradition 
and give the upperclassmen due 

respect. Proper hazing was outlawed 
by Dean of Students, Dr. Held, for 
fear of being "too harsh" on the 
students. After the freshman were all 
acquainted in their orientation 
groups, they were finally "initiated." 
They were woken up at midnight and 
herded down to the famous Rhea 
County courthouse where they were 
accused of being freshmen. Clearly, 
the\ were guilty, so it was an open- 
and-shut case. Senior Alan Smith 
filled the huge role of Judge Lance 
Ito and Tara Luther was the profes- 
sional, aggressive Marcia Clark. A 


bright spot in the evening came when 
selected freshman received a pie in 
the face. Ahhhh... justice served— this 
land is good. Freshman Amy Lien 
avoided the night, but paid for it 
later. A true, beautiful hazing session 

occured in the weeks to follow. Her 
room was emptied of all her posses- 
sions, and she was doused with eggs, 
honey, coffee grounds, kool-aid, and 

other garbage. Ahhh justice 

served. No one can avoid punishment 
if they refuse to wear their beanie. 
Hopefully, this freshman class will 
grow out of their little quirks and 
high school ways, and enter the 
scholastic mainstream of Bryan. But 
that might be asking a little much. 

ust Dessert: Getting what he deserved, hcanie offender, 
Carson Lester takes one in the faee. 


rhr\ at hrarl. rn-v, fn.ih Minn Tolivrr take, off her 
branir in Oppotitiofl to the initiation »rrk rule.i. 

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Transfer students escaped proper 
initiation, but the quality of students 
made up for it. Among the good crop 
of transfers was Neville Johnson, 
Jimmy Taylor, Paul Gordon, and 
Klon Kitchen. 

ast minute changes to schedules causes a small traffic 
I jam in front of the registration office. 





ON S Md 

this yiAc 


BABE - a 
surprise to every- 
one! Nominated for BEST PICTURE, this 
G-rated, animated special walked 
away with only one of the 5 Oscars it 
was nominated for. 

BRAVEHEART-\t this wasn't nominated in 
nearly every category, it may as well 
have been. Mel Gibson walked away 
with Best Director honors and a great 
take at the box office. Released on the 
big screen for the second time during 
the "Academy hype," this Scot/English 
bloodbath came out on video this 

starred and directed this ture-life story of 
a nun who ministers to inmates on death 
row. She got a lot of attention and a 
nomination for Best Director as well as 

and the winners are . . . 

Best Actress. 

WAITING TO EXHALE - by all accounts a 
"Chic Flick." 

est animated/computer classic, and per- 
haps their answer to Toy Story. Based on a 
Newberry Award-Winning novel, this one 
looks like a "new classic." 
MR. HOLLONV'S OPUS - "the feel-good movie 
of the year" - don't see this one without a 
box of Kleenex. 

CRIMSON TIDE - a high action mutiny on a 
submarine with Gene Hackman and 
Denzel Washington 



rare sight: Sophomore Rachel 
Crumpler gives a quick "Vogue" pose. 
Rachel had a very busy year, and was 
involved in the Ambassador program 
and was an RA. She will be responsible 
for off-campus SGA activities next year 
as a Junior. 


ove at first bite: Despite a few com- 
plaints, students fill the cafeteria and 
devour the Argo's latest "surprise" 
casserole. Argos made many positive 
changes through student and faculty 

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think that we can pull off being stuck with a perfect 
stranger for nine months. Somehow, you manage to lose 
most of the manners that your parents taught you, and 
exchanged them for the luxury of being messy, loud, and 
absolutely relaxed. The dorm becomes one of the "safe" 
places that you can go back to and just be yourself. Then add twenty 
deranged people that live on your hall, and you have a regular asylum. 
So what do we do in the dorm late at night? 

1. play capture-the-flag till the wee hours of morn'. 

2. play "airplane" with your neighbor 

3. wrapyour roomate's head in toilet paper 

4. water fights 

5. sunflower seed spitting contests 

6. stealing your friend's clothes while in the shower 

7. have wheelchair races 

8. tack dead bats above the entrance to your floor 

9. do a security check on those alarms. 
See? We're normal. Can't you tell? 

here are no lights on the soccer field for late night 
games, so Sophomore Jason Schultz plays some 
one-on-one with Senior Jeff Dearman in the dorm. 

iving his best Eddie Vedder pose, frosh Robert Carson 
spends some time realaxing with his "axe." 


ew resident dean of Long dorm, Sheri Ricketts beats 
husband Travis in another game of h-o-r-s-e. 

rank calling the guys dorm is a favorite pastime for 
Sophomores Julia Bruel and partner Lou Velarde. 




aaaaaake meeeeeee out to the baaaaaaaaall gaaaaaaame: SGA held 
Bryan night at the Chattanooga Lookouts field. 

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-jeff Schumacher, on his heroic bungeejump 



ock 'n Roll: SGA 
president. Willie 
Sofield, along with 
Bryan College, managed 
to promote and huge 
contemporary Christian 
concert. Loud and live, 
Petra dazzled the crowd 
with lights, smoke, and 


rkin' out!: Jammin 
Junior, Jeff Schumacher, 

treads off some calories 

at an SGA evenl thai 

was held al the 

Chattanooga Sporta 
Barn. SGA eventa 
provided itudcnta 
with Inn activitici 

aliuovl CVCn weekend. 



Working For That Chance to Study 



Bryan College offers students 
an opportunity to earn money while 
going through college through the 
work study program. Students may 
choose to work in a variety of ways, 
such as Food Service, Janitorial, 
Ground, Office/Library, Maintenance, 
Lifeguarding, and other jobs around 
campus. The program is designed to 
aid students in making money to help 
pay for college. In turn, Bryan ben- 
efits because the students are doing 
jobs which actually make the college 

transfer in the Fall semester and was 
privileged to find a job working as an 
office grader for Dr. Lay and Mr. 
Bruehl in the business department. As 
an office grader, I made photocopies, 
filed, graded papers, and did other 
little jobs. It was very helpful to make 
some money, but it was also enjoyable 
because it allowed me to form a 
friendship with the professors I 
worked for. Also, watching their 
interaction with students reinforced the 
idea of Bryan faculty and staff caring 
about students as people instead of just 
a statistic. I feel sure that most stu- 
dents would agree that they have also 
seen such as attitude! 

In the Spring Semester, I 
continued working as an office grader, 
but I took on the additional responsi- 
bility of being banquet hostess while 
also helping to sub for other students 
in Argo's. Hostessing entailed finding 
workers, setting up beforehand, serv- 
ing and interacting with banquetees, 
delegating jobs to student workers, 
making sure things run smoothly, and 
cleaning up, in addition to little run- 
around jobs between the banquets. 

Working with the Argos has 
been a large part of my life this semes- 
ter, and although it added a huge 
workload into my schedule, it was 
rewarding in many ways. gl 

Dimitri Bogachev dreams about a big bowl 
of ice cream as he looks at the acres left to 

Always ready to rescue any drowning 
victim, Patrick Muncev shows how hard 

work study can be by attempting to get a 
good tan as a lifeguard. 


TV has always been a favorite pastime of people, but especially college 
students. Here are the shows seen reserved most often in the Bryan 

* Lois and Clark 

* Basketball games 

* Highlander 

* Dukes of Hazard 

* Animaniacs 

* X-files 

* Any sports games 

* Anything to avoid studying! 

Students spend many hours, especially in 
Woodlce-Kwing, watching sports events and 
other shows. 

Friends find it relaxing to sit talking and 
watching TV in the Lion's Den, whether it's 
sports, sitcoms, reruns, or the latest movie. 




by jen esch 

of the big 
ment" th 

"Good food, good friends"- For Sophomore 
David Mundy that about summed up homecom- 
ing this last year. 

What makes homecoming so special? Why dp we 
pick a da^^^the calendar and turn it into one 

ays of the school year? ^^^ 

Me "fresh sense of%f cite 

Int. Campbell felt at 

this year? Basically, 
this can be summed up inrone 
word- tradition. I bet most 
mKn'l think of a time 
when tlUfr didn't ha 

ordinary to break the monotony of c 
gives us an opportunity to show 
ool spirk. But for the alumni of the co 
ecoming means something different, and 
>erhaps more significant. It is a cha 
come back and see old fadC 
sors, and BfiU rriv 


M*une time or ano ther. 
bottom line is 
thrive on seei 
and catching up 
^ojhers lives. M\ 
every other family, the 
Bryan family has their 
own "annual family get- 
together", or reunion, 
usually every October. 
For us as students, 
homecoming breeds 
excitement. It gives us 
something out of the 


the voting and crowning of th***" 
perrenial homecoming queen. 
They also get to see the vision 
foe the college in the upcom- 
ing years. 

arv as it is now, the 
frfeffity ishthat one day we 
will be the ones attending 
homecoming— with kids 
hanging from our ankles, 
hair growing a little 
gray(or not growing at 
all), and talking about 
our new house. It gives 
us that appreciation for 
what Bryan is all about, pi 

racy Stone throws down her flowers in disgust. All three nominees for 
homecoming queen were best friends— so the outcome didn't matter. 
Well, ok, maybe it did., a little bit. 

he Three Amigos decide that the crown isn't worth splitting over 
Beck}' Patterson (queen), Alison Taylor, and Tracy Stone all get a 



he homecomng court of 
1995: An impressive 
collection of great people. 


nd what would homecoming 
be without a soccer game. 
Freshman Jamie Reed stars. 




tunning. Juniors, Pamela Brown and Marey 
Treat make the crowd hush and turn in awe. 


Lured in by food, Dr. Bradshaw, makes j T ookout Tabernacle Choir! Bryan music 
a cameo appearance at homecoming. I li alum, sing under the direction of Dr. I). 



What's the Latest? 



The Bryan campus still looks 
the same, but the trends sure have 
changed. Pocket Wilderness is still 
popular with the students, where 
hiking, backpacking and rock climbing 
are a favorite among many. Clothing 
styles include camping material, 
especially brands such as Columbia, 
Northface, and Vasque boots. Jeans 
cut-off at the bottom, hair-dying, 
Adidas running shoes, and "the Band" 
(velcro watch bands) are also in. 

Some hot deals on food: 
Arby's is a good place to go for a 99 
cent roast beef sandwich. At Conoco, 
a giant-sized 44 oz. cup is only 70 
cents and a quarter for every refill. 

The addition of two new blue 
aluminum ping-pong tables has started 
a Ping-pong revolution. The resur- 

facing of the pool tables also has pool 
sharks playing. Roller blading and 
biking on campus are several more 
popular activities for Bryanites. 

Songs such as "Big House" 
and "Jesus and the California Kid" 
by Audio Adrenaline have been played 
so many times on the jukebox that it's 
probably the reason it broke. 

A tradition throughout the 
Lion's basketball season was the 
"bleacher creatures" in the gym, who 
rattled their milk jugs full of pennies to 
distract opponents from making their 
free throws. 

Of all the different changing 
trends on campus, Pocket Wilderness 
and the crazy "bleacher creatures" will 
probably stay around for a while, but 
many others will change rapidly. 

Music by "Hootie and the Blowfish" could 
be heard blaring from many dorm rooms 
throughout the year. 


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Video games, a fairly large obsession in Woodlee-Ewing, take 
extreme concentration on the part of their competitors, as shown 
by Brad Fox and Jason Schultz. 



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□ T-shirts with a stitched, embroidered applique are now allowed. 

ZH Ties for guys for Sunday church are no longer mandatory. (Stu- 
dents may wear whatever is appropriate for the church they 
are attending). 

7J Guys can wear hats anywhere in the Ad Building after 5 p.m. 
(except for in Argo's). 

Late Per/Points/Misc: 

7_} This year dorm students can get late per any time before all-in 
(rather than by 8 p.m., like last year) and a signature is only 
required if a student is going somewhere with someone of the 
opposite sex overnight. 

^~J Students can now acquire up to have 30 points before getting 
campused or receiving work hours (last year: 20), but now 
it's much easier to get points: warnings are no longer given 

~_} Church cuts are a new policy - 2 cuts each semester 

7J On campus late per is only granted to the library until 12 mid- 
night (last year's policy allowed anywhere in the Ad Building 
with no cut off time). 

^ Sunbathing is only allowed by the pool and no longer behind the 

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Led by master thespian, Bernie Belisle, the 
Hilltop Players had another successful 
year of dramatic production/ Seniors, 
Walker Haynes and Tracy Stone were 
the award-winning duo who pro- 
duced their own plays early in the 
year. Belisle spoke highly of the 
talent that he had this last year. 
Both Walker and Tracy had 
served faithfully for four years 
as members of the Hilltop 
players, and they both had 
appeared in every produc- 
tion since they were fresh- 
men. Reviews for their in- 
dividual production were 
very positive, considering 

that this was a first for both of the Communi- 
cation majors. 
The production that occured in the 
spring was "Our Town." This was a 
unique drama, because it was cen- 
trally focused around pure acting. 
The play play required little or 
no props or stage visuals. 
Bryan students were duly 
impressed by the acting ability 
of all who participated. The 
play was more heady, and 
intellectual than some pro- 
ductions in the past, but the 
Hilltop Players, again, 
showed the crowds that the 
talent was here, gjjj 


reshening up: Freshman, Carson Lester 
applies lipstick and powder for that final, 
feminine, finishing touch. Make-up and 
costumes were the only visuals used in Our 

known as the 
Man," Brian 
Ward manages 
to give a very 




paynes. Walker 
Haynes, had 
the distinction 
of producing 
and directing 
his own play 
this year, while 
also appearing 
in other 


oliloquy? Senior Alan Smith displays the 
pose that held the crowd spellbound. Alan 
will return to Bryan next year for a second 








ou can always get a big grin from Frosh 
Randy Evans. Randy is a local from Sale 
Creek. Randy made crowds cheer with 
spectacular dunks and brilliant steals. 


o one better park here: Junior 
Melissa Carson stands watch 
over the SDO parking places. 
Melissa will be REM president 
next year. 


oo much studying makes Freshman 
Crystal Turner's eyes droop jusl 
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P. A. Boyd Award: Awarded to five students whose prin- 
ciples and chracter have secured for them the highest 
degree of influence over their fellow students. 

Senior Man: Mark Davidson 

Senior Woman: Jennifer Brasher 

Junior: Jennifer Wilson 

Sophomore: Julia Bruehl 

Freshman: Phil Jones 

Music Awards: 

Virginia M. Schmickl Award: Angela Sumner 

Mary McDonald Groves Music Scholarship: Sarah Beth 

F.E. Rogers Senior Award in Music; Marlyn Catron 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Member of the Year: Merlyn 

continued on page 19 


enior Brent Campbell was awarded the Judson A. Rudd Testimony 
and Influence Award and was also selected for Who's Who Among 
Students in American Universities and Colleges. 




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Honors Day (continued from page 18) 


Choral Member of the Year: Ricky Smith 

M.A. Cooley Memorial Scholarship: Elizabeth Freeman, An- 
drew Heathershaw, Caroline Day 

English/Communications Awards: 

Brynoff English Scholarship: Jeanna Broome 

Theodore C. Mercer Scholarship: Jennifer Wilson, Triangle 

Catherine McDonald Communications Schoarship: Brooke 

Philiogical Award: Tara Luther 

Hilltop Player Senior Awards: B.Walker Haynes, Tracy Stone 
Education/Psychology Awards: 

Nannie K. McDonald Educaiton Scholarship: Dawn Sullivan 

Mrs. E.B. Arnold Stuent Teacher Award: William Sofield, sec- 
ondary ed., Michelle Downey, elementary ed. 

Doris Morgan Education Scholarship: Jessica Ritterbush 

Psychology Achievement Award: Tennyson Martin 
Bible/C.E./Greek Awards: 

Greek Award: Mark Davidson 

North American Professors of Christian Education Award: 
Matt Jones 

Christian Education Award to Outstanding Senior: Ricky 

see HONORS, page 37 


tvo-time winner of the I'.A. Itoyil Award Julia Bruehl was selected by 
the facult) as the sophomore whose principles and character ycilds 
the highest degree <>l influence over her Icllmv students. Julia is ihc 

daugther ol professor Jcfl Itruchl and his wile, Darlcuc. 



river of graduates trickle past the 
cars behind Rudd to line up for 
the graduation ceremony. The 
sheer number of people in 
attendance forced many to watch 
an overflow television below Rudd 
in Brock Hall. 



inally! Grant Hendrix looks 
forward to the air conditoned 
auditorium in Rudd. Grant 
received a hard-fought degree in 

nternational from Nigeria, West 
Africa, Christiana Olowola 
finishes her tenure at Bryan. 
Her father was one one of the 
speakers at graduation repre- 
senting the parents. Christiana 
was a familiar and friendly face 
in the library and around 
Bryan's campus. 

qually successful: Anette 
Sharpe graduated gumma cum 
laude in Biology, and Sharon 
Richard80l1 graduated with a 
Btanding ovation— completing 
her degree and many years of 
service. Sharon spearheaded 
the Far-reaching PCI ministry. 
She will In- greatly missed 
along with her husband, Dr. 
Brian Richardson. 


Julia, you are one or Ihe 

mosl precious girls vrod has 

given us. ror all Inal you 

nave become we give viod 

lull glory, ror all thai you 

are yel lo be — 

we wail... believing! 

Much Love, Mom &Dad 



We are bolh 

wilh you today. 

even il in ISpiril. 


Mama and Daddy 


Smiles are 

passports through the desert and 

visas to all alien countries. 

We are your family 

and your winter fire. 

Let us do your crying and you can 

make our smiles for us. 

Love Always, Mom and Dad 


We rejoice wilh you and are 
SO proud In. 1 1 xiii nave 
reached Ibis goal in your 
lib*. Il<- began il all and « 

will be Faithful lo finish il... W 


' '11 K bel leve. 

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lanked by the decorated faculty, 
President Bill Brown gives the 
degree of English to happy 
graduate Scott Arnold. 


iling into Rudd for the last 
time as students, the class of 
1996 waits for the ceremonies 
to begin with anticipation. 


uch loved commencment speaker, 
Pete Stone delivers a heartfelt 
message to his classmates. 


eceiving a huge handshake 
and smile from Dr. Brown, 
Chilean phenom, Felipe Arias 
turns over his tassle. 




"Let no man despise thy youth; but be 

thou an example of the believers, in word, 

in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in 

faith, in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12. 

Congratulations on your graduation 
from Bryan. You are truly a blessing 

from the Lord, and we 
love you very much. 

Mom, Dad, Seth, Shay, 
Grandmom and 




Congratulations, Troy! 

We are so very proud of you and 
your accomplishments. You have been 
a blessing to our lives and we LOVE 
you very much. We thank God for all 
he has done and will continue to do in 
your life. 

Love, Mom and Dad 
RS. Do what is Right and Good. 



ryan's favorite trio perform for the last 
time on stage during Vespers. Vespers is 
a reflective night for Seniors and their 
families that display some of the talent 
and thoughts of the Senior class: 
Rachel Snyder, Hillary Davis, Sara Beth 

nnette Sharpe and Karen Trammell use sign language 
as an effective and moving medium. Karen received a 
Business degree and Annette received one in Biology. 
Both graduated summa cum laude. 



isplaying her versatile musical ability, Staci Price picks out 
a tune for her fellow Seniors and their families. 


Jjrent (uampbell 

We are grateful to God for your dedication to living for Him! 
Your testimony will encourage those whose lives you touch 
to follow "Christ Above All!" Congratulations on your great 
spirit and accomplishments. We are so proud of you. Love, 
Dad and Mom 

Jamie Keea 

Dear Jamie, Your Dad walked the confusing path of 
trusting God for his future. May the fire of that devo- 
tion light our way. I am so proud of you and am 
thankful for the beautiful way God is weaving our 
lives. Pressing on towards the prize (with you and 
your brothers), Mom 


Jlilary -/Jau/s 

We are so pround of you! We praise the Lord for what He is 
doing in your life and we look forward to what He has in 
store for you. We love you! Mom, Dad, Spence & Erin 

Jose JXicarao UeJaroe 

Ricky, We thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
for the blessing that it is to have a son who loves Jesus and 
wants to follow Him at any cost. Keep your eyes on Him! 
We love you, Dad, Mom & Lou 

Jliy/e De/any 

Kyle, we praise God for how He has worked in and through 
you. We pray His richest bessings as you walk with Him 
each step of the way We Love You! Mom and Dad. 







t was successfully held in secret all year 
long from the student body. Only Juniors 
Beth Wilson, John Maggard, Jen Wilson, 
and Matt Vanderwall were in the know. 
But finally, the night came. And it was 
worth its wait. The first event was prob- 
ably the most spectacular. Maps were 
handed out for the Chattanooga River 
Boat for a cruise, dinner, and some musi- 
cal entertainment. The weather was 
perfect and everyone had a great time. 
From the river boat, the students headed 
to Woodland Park Church to dress and 
receive their maps for the next event. 
The maps directed everyone to Atlanta 

ollin' on the River: Senior Tara Luther and an 
unknown escort enjoy the view on the Tennessee 
River. A banquet and entertainment were provided 

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for a fun three hours of ice-skating and pizza. 
Despite various injuries and physical mishaps, 
people braved the possibility of looking dumb, 
and took to the ice. Abby Baker and Brian 
Carden won awards for scary injuries. Stuffed 
with pizza and soda, the Bryan students headed 
back to Woodland Park Baptist Church for the 
annual slide show. Students that were still 
awake AND in a good mood were able to laugh 
at all the pictures. The seemingly endless night 


aah. Sweet, sweet love. Senior Brian Carden 
gets close to Frosh Dawn Smith. 


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show everyone packed into their cars to catch 
the early breakfast served at ArgOS. Most stu- 
dents collapsed into their beds and slept through 

Saturday, but it was well worth it. The hard 

work that was put into this year's JR/SR was 

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If you ever wandered 
into Summers Gymnasium 
around noon, you would 
see a group of Bryan pro- 
fessors and a group of stu- 
dents sprinting up and 
down the court, playing de- 
fense, shooting threes and 
calling their own fouls. One 
nearly constant sportsman 
among the NOON BALL 
athletes was Christian Edu- 
cation Professor Dr. Brian 

Doc Richardson and 
his wife, Sharon 
Richardson, director of 
Practical Christian Involvement, met their 
students in more than just the classroom. 
Generations of Bryan students have water 
skied behind the Richardson's boat, watched 
sporting events in their den, and moved on 
to full time ministries with a real understand- 
ing of giving of themselves. 

The Richardsons did more than work 
here, they became part of the Bryan family. 
They personified what it meant to be true 
leaders. They were friends with the people 
they led instead of just guiding them. It will 
be weird in the years to come when they 
aren't here. We will miss Dr. Richardson's 
3-pointers and his office door, always wide 
open to students who come up to him for 
advice. We will miss Sharon's smile and her 
fun-loving attitude. 

The Richardsons will be leaving the 
Bryan family to be a part of Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. 
Dr. Richardson will be professor of Christian 
Education. Although we will miss them 
greatly, we know the Lord will use them in a 
mighty way. 

For your loyalty and commitment to the 
family at Bryan, we thank you. 


r. Brian Richardson, a part of the Br 
spends time with his other love--baske 

adition for 24 years. 




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haron Richardson and her 
Senior classmate Annette 
Sharpe, excited to be 
graduating, line up before 
receiving their diplomas. 
Sharon has been a part of 
Bryan's PCI program for 15 
years. She and her 
husband will be leaving for 
Southern Seminary after 
this year. Annette will be 
attending Vanderbilt. 

WH 1I 

Christian Education Award to Out- 
standing Underclassman: Joy 
Woodcock, Sam Teasley 

RE. Rogers Senior Award in Bible: 
Jeremy Dollar 

American Bible Society Award: 
Bruce Barnett 

Lawrence E. and Lillian C. Payne 
Biblical Studies Scholarship: 
Bruce Barnett, Jason Schultz 
Business Awards: 

Al Page Memorial Business Schol- 
arship: Brad Wing 

Mercer and Bernyce Clementson 
Business Scholarship: John 

Outstanding Senior in Business: 
Adam Soukup, Sharon 

Wall Street Journal Student Achieve- 
ment Award: Stuart Sloan 

Evangelical Council for Financial 
Accoutatablitiy/Richard F. Chapin 
Outstanding Student Award: Mike 

Mathematics/Science Awards: 

Frank J. Schmickl Mathematics 
Scholarship: Elizabeth Young 

Paul McCarthy Computer Science 
Scholarship: Michele Huneycutt 

Senior Math Award: David 
AlbanCRC Freshman Chemistry 
Achievement Award: Vitaly 

Liberal Arts Award: 

Outstanding Senior in Liberal Arts: 
Hilary Davis 

History Awards: 

History Department Senior Award: 
Melody Durham 

History of Western Civilization 
Awards: Beth Phillips, Tiffany R. 
Snyder, Elizabeth Young, Lydia 

Other Awards: 

Judson A. Rudd Testimony and In- 
fluence Award: Brent Campbell 

Robert D. Marston Schoarship: Sa- 
rah Hurley 

John Graves LeDu Scholarship: An- 

continued from page 19 

drew Taylor, Elizabeth Green, Tiffin 
Ashworth, Elizabeth Young 

Archier Cole Memorial Fund: Tim 

Highest Scholastic Record while at- 
tending Bryan: Jennifer Gruenke 

Most Progress: Joe Graham 

Alumni Award for Faithfulness and 
Loyalty: Peter Stone 

Melvin M. Seguine Award: Scott Hill 

Outstanding Teacher Award: Dr. Bob 

Robert Spoede Sanctity of Human 
Life Award: Alison Taylor 

Who's Who 

Among Students in American 

Universities and Colleges: 

Rebecca Archibald, Brent Campbell, 
Melody Riddle Durham, Matthew 
Jones, Tara Luther, Stuart 
Sloan, William Sofield, Cristin 
Winkler, Jennifer Brasher, Hilary 
Davis, Tonya Hills, Cristian 
Kroeker, Annette Sharpe, Rachel 
Snyder, Peter Stone n 



ne and one makes 3: Sophomore Dave 
Mundy and Junior Daniel Walters started 
3rd Line, a fine arts forum. 

3rd Line is a student-run organization 
started in the Fall. "It is an opportunity 
to freely express yourself through 
artistic creativity in an open and free 
enviroment," says Daniel Walters. In 
the past, Bryan had something similar to 
3rd Line, but student interest had 
dwindled and almost faded completely. 
Daniel Walters and Dave Mundy shared 
a common vision of seeing the spark of 
creativity once, again, ignited on cam- 
pus. Mundy said how he felt- "It's 
really neat how Daniel and I had the 
same vision, and when Daniel told me 
about his idea— we decided to do it!" 
Through the help of the English Depart- 
ment, 3rd Line was brought from a 
dream to reality. 

The name 3rd Line came from Daniel 
Walters reading Plato's Republic-- 
"Beds, then are three kinds, and there 
are three artists who superintend them: 
God, the maker of the bed, and the 
painter." 3rd Line is an old idea, but a 


new experience that gives an added 
dimension into creativity of thought 
through a new perspective and look into 
the arts. 

As Christians and as humans, we are 
made with creativity inside each of us. 
3rd Line offers students the opportunity 
to share this creativity with others in the 
categories of visual art, poetry, prose, 
music, and drama. It meets three times 
a semester and features work from both 

students and faculty. 
Keith Heschman has played his bag- 
pipes, Amy Belk has read poetry, and 
Whit Jones has even contributed. 
This is an encouraging step for Bryan 
into exploring new vistas on the fine 
arts level. Perhaps this will ignite the 
creative fires within students at Bryan 
to express and view art on a different 






bst recently named the Land of Nod, Dave Gerhart, Jimmy Taylor, 
Susie Warren, and Andy Sarine formed a band of Freshman, which 
performed often at 3rd Line symposiums. 




f you aren't in class, where are you? 


ho do we think of as our commu- 
nity? Our roommates. Our 
suitemates. The guys of Woodlee 
Ewing Dorm. The sophomore 
class. All of Bryan Hill. Life in the big city of 
Dayton. Or the bigger city of Chattanooga. We 
all have a sense of community or belonging, 
a social grouping. Community Life. It's where 
you go. what you do and with whom you do it. 

nswers to our survey had some com- 
mon themes. "Go to Chattanooga" 
surfaced on nearly everyone's list. 
Other favorites included:check out 
coffee houses (some prefered scouting out 
new ones), see a movie, have fun with friends. 

ere are some other true confessions 
of how we live in our community: 

->Play basketball 

-ftGo to the Den or visit with friends 
^Friday night Jazz at Mountain Jana Coffee 

xVGo chat with friends and listen to music, 
movies, and read a good book, 
-ft I like to read or go see a movie, visit coffee 
shops, and "veg" out at my friends' house 
■iVPlay Axis and Allies and spend time with 
my girlfriend 

-ftPlay games with my friends, relax and day- 
dream, and spend lots of time with my boy- 

-fttife on this campus is really boring. My fa- 
vorite thing to do is read. My favorite place to 
go is -BED 

tVSpend time with my beautiful, wonderful, 
special, inspirational, incredible, loving, car- 
ing, fun, and silly girlfriend. 
tVFree time? What's free time? If ever there 
were such a thing, I'd spend it sleeping to 
make up for studying. 

■&\ like to go to coffee houses, and I like to 
jam on my twelve string guitar 
-ftDo something outside during the day - like 
hike, walk, or run 

-ftGo to a friend's house to play games and 
watch movies. 

s you see here, there are a variety of 

things we do to entertain ourselves 

during our free hours of our days. It 

may be the movie theater or it might 

be the Walking Bridge. We confess, college 

life is far more than classes, studying and 

hours at the computer. Unless you're talking 

to my parents. . . 

Two ol the mosl common 

ways we spend our free lime 

L in Dayton are browsing the 

„^K\ aisles al WalMart, like 

& Ben Kreloft and Brent 

Campbell, or 

enjoying a pizza at 


Bubba's like 


.. '• • jf Mattsson, 

'" . \jr Brenda 

Nollmeyer and Marcy 




You may be wondering, where has this girl been 
hiding? Well, she is a new addition to our Bryan family 
this year. Abby is a transfer student from Florida Bible 
College. She is studying to earn her Bachelor's degree in 
elementary education. She plans to continue her school- 
ing in a Master's program for history after graduating from 
Bryan next spring. 

Abby was born on a ranch in Texas. In fact, her 
own dad delivered her! She currently lives in Atlanta, 
Georgia. She is the eldest of four girls in her family, and 
was raised in a Christian home. She says that she has 
been a Christian for as long as she can remember, and her 
favorite Bible character is Peter because- "he is just like 
me," she claims. 

Her burden for women has given Abby dreams of 
becoming a foster mother for abused and abandoned 
young women. She plans to integrate her education de- 
gree by teaching these women to read and write so that 
they can better function within society. The three most 
influential people in Abby's life reflect three aspects of 
her personality. The first she mentioned was her mom. 
Abby described her as the "most amazing person." She 
said that she thinks of her mom as her best friend. Martha 
Stuart, "America's favorite homemaker," is another influ- 
ential person in Abby's life. Since Abby loves cooking 
and crafts- Martha has inspired her life. She also greatly 
admires Winston Churchill for his brilliance. In fact, she 
commented that she wants to marry someone like him- 
except better looking! 

"Content" is the word Abby chooses to describe 
herself. She is happy with who she is, and where she is 
right now. She may have discovered the secret which is 
spoken of in her favorite quote" "The secret is to become 
wise before you get old." Is there wisdom in contentment? 
Talk to Abby Baker and find out for yourself! 




bby has an 
and a drive 
to learn that 
don't find ir 

bby is one 
of those 
people that 
becomes a 
lifetime friend in a 
matter of days. I can 
remember the first 
night we spent hours 
talking on a friend's 
porch— we thought, 
'Haven't we been 
doing this for 

Amy Belk 

many people. 
Becky Patterson 







eating fries and looking good, sensational 
Sophomores Korie Otto, Tiffany (R!) Snyder, 
and Laura McDaniel scope out the den for 
any single, eligible young Bryan men. When 
boredom struck and the stomach started 
growling, then people headed to the den for 
social relief. Pictured here, Tiffany also won 
the Western Civ award on Honors Day. 



aucus Romanian Ruben Stancel loses a point 
to second-semester transfer Klon Kitchen. 
Ruben was among many new foreign students 
on campus this year. 


ut another dime in the....:The den received 
its newest attraction this year— The juke box. 
Mischa Gann and Daniel Boot can't wait for 
"In My Father's House"— a favorite for 

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hat's there to do when the ping-pong tables are full 
and the pool sticks are broken and there are huddles 
around the foosball? Why, talk, of course. Bryan 
students learn the art of avoiding homework and 
enjoying one another. 





manda Kirby, aDayton local and Freshman, 
zeros in on another billiards victory. When 
pool lost its interest, heated ping-pong 
games fdled the Den. And when table 
tennis grew stale, then foosball took its 
place with little huddles of people crowding 
the action. When homework became boring, 
the Den filled up. 

ur venerable president Dr. Bill Brown, gives 
a huge grin to another person in the 
hallway. Dr. Brown, along with Dr. Phillips 
will be publishing another revised 
Worldview(what else!)book soon. Students 
love his personability and genuine care for 
people. What a guy! 




ven after cleaning her bathroom. 
Heather Arwe manages a great smile. 
Some students prefer sharing a 
bathroom with a whole hall, and some 
like the privacy of having a restroom 
for a suite of four people. Tilex and 
other cleaners become familiar friends 
for those who want to dodge getting 
points for having mildew in their 
shower. Some of the males in 
Woodlee-Ewing attempted to grow a 
veritable nurserv in their bathrooms 
during the semester. Typical guvs. 


reshman in Repose: Sporting his best 
casual look. Freshman Ben Kreloff. 
•iwf- the "cool" look for any passing 
girls. The ratio of guvs to girls remains 
in the male* fa\or this year— the 
female* outnumber them-- much to 
the chagrin of the female populous of 
Br\an. \ date? Maybe next year. 





for Jenni Esch, Melody 
Sheddan, Melinda Snead 
and Brooke Shepherd, it's 
the hest way to work off first 
semester tension. The four 
girls enjoyed a Bahamas 
cruise that Melinda won in a 
contest at Hamilton Place, 
not a bad fall break! 



imon Sakatos reloads. One 
of the best packing snows 
in Tennessee history fell in 
March. Snowball fights 
were serious business. 



oiling in the white stuff! Pranks don't stop when school does. 
Two serious snowfalls -- one perfect for snowmen and one perfect 
for sledding -- cancelled classes for several days. Some Floridians 
and other deep southerners) saw snow for the first time. 







splash of color. Changing the cafeteria into a banquet hall requires 
work and imagination. This colorful homecoming backdrop in the fish 
bowl was the perfect place for photos of Julia Bruehl and Lou Velarde. 

smugly thinking about how professional I look. 
The verse, "Pride goes before a fall" applies, 
though. As soon as I think everything is going 
smoothly, 1 slosh coffee, drop dirty forks in labs, 
and deal with less-than-polite banquetees. Hey, it 
happens to the best of us. 

Once we are done actually serving the 
people, the workers "pull" the food into the 
kitchen, and fix their own plates. Sometimes we 
sit on the stairs and rest our aching feet while we 
eat, complain about the work or tell funny 
anecdotes about the night's events. Everyone 
who works at Argo's as to have a sense of humor 
to survive a banquet. 

Then comes the fun part: CLEAN UP 
TIME! We can get dirty (and we do), get down 
(with tunes on the radio, and get done. This is a 
more relaxed time. We tease each other, clean up 
mountains of dirty dishes, rearrange the tables 
and try to restore the cafeteria to some sem- 
blance of order. I look forward to this time to 
restore my sanity and make friends. Clean up 
time is bonding time... Try it and see. 

At the end of this eventful night we punch 
out, cheerfully drag our tired feet out the door 
and say our good-byes to head home to a well- 
deserved and much needed shower. 

Being on the Argo's banquet crew is not 
lor cowards. But if you need a change of pace, a 
new adventure, a way to spend a boring, dateless 
Friday or Saturday night, it might be just the 
thing for your social life Drop by sometime and 
work a banquet with us. Your feel will ache, f>< ii 
you'll have a great time 

I am about to embark on another wonderful journey in Argo-land: 
THE BANQUET. Once I walk through that heavy kitchen door and it bangs 
behind me, I have taken the plunge. This is it. I hurriedly greet John and 
Alan, clock in, and run into the dining room to await orders for THE BOSS 
(a.k.a. Mrs. Argo). You and I know that Mr. Argo runs Argo, Inc., but we 
also know who's really in charge. 

Okay, back to the banquet. I grab the nearest tablecloths I can find, 
fling them on the tables (All the while taking great care to line up the 
creases with the ends of the table,) and then start the tedious job of pinning 
brilliantly-colored skirts along the edges of the buffet tables. People are 
running around everywhere making tea, counting plates, setting tables, and 
in general, just getting in each other's way. 

If you ever work a banquet, and you need to get from point A to point 
B you might as well take 

a number and wait your 

turn, because _ r T you'll never 

get through YOU AND I KNOW THAT thedoor- 

oTSe flu^ Mr. Argo runs Argo, ^mmf 

gets set up, I NC BIJT W£ ALSQ and then we 

just wait for the people to 

arrive KNOW WHO'S 

In my opinion, the 

hardest part of REALLY IN CHARGE. working the 

banquet is in- teracting 

with the people who 

attend. I never know what 

king of characters I'll get a my table. They could be relative of Miss 
Manners herself, or they could be bosom buddies with Cruella DeVille. 

I just grit my teeth, hope for the best, and ask the all-important 
question, "What would you like to drink tonight, ma'am?" I repeat this 
question about 50 mission times until everyone at my assigned table has 
their preferred liquid refreshment, and then I walk around with a coffee pot, 


ali-ntini' couples Itnnl (amphcll S Uiristy (openhavcrm lieu Kriliiff iV Christina Day, Shane 
Maxwell iK Jenny M.itlus. Pamela Itniwn Si Uiris IVtly sup and pose for a Kodak moment, ll 
is the dolt of the rrcshman class hi pul together tlie Valentine's banquet each year. 



1 t h o u g h 
things did 
not always 
go as 

planned, the Baha- 
mas group got to 
minister to many 
people, especially 
children. Sophomore 
Christina Day said, 
"Going to Eluthera 
taught me a lot about 
trusting in God and 
living one day at a 
time. I know I have 
to live completely in 
His hands." 


embers of 
t h e 

trip worked 
hard all week helping 
other people. Sopho- 
more Marty Manor 
said, "I learned a lot 
about giving of my- 
self to help other 
people. It made me 
realize that I can help 
people right around 
me just as much as I 
can when I go on a 
mission's trip. 

Sunscreen optional 


uch of 
the New 
trip was 
spent working on 
building projects as is 
shown by Dr. Philip 
Lestmann. Sopho- 
more Cristie Simpson 
said, "I learned so 
much about home- 
lessness and reaching 
out to people. It was 
a great trip!" 

long with 
work during 
the day, 
members of the Ja- 
maica trip spent time 
with deaf children at 
a local school. Fresh- 
man Amy Lien said, 
"Since our trip, I re- 
ally feel that God is 
directing me towards 
mission work. I now 
realize how much of 
a difference I can 



ot only did 
the Chorale 

sing in 

churches almost ev- 
ery day, they also got 
one day off to ski on 
the slopes of Colo- 
rado. Sophomore 
Jenni Esch said, "Our 
trip was a lot of fun, 
especially getting to 
stay in the homes of 
many different 
people. I love sing- 
ing and ministering 
to so many people." 



Hopefully, by 201 5 Bryan College will a be little further along 

than this. Put your two cents(or alot more) into the five or 

■twenty year plan. For extremely large donations see Dr. Bill Brown. 

Financing Available. 





Sophomore ■ 
Marcy Whisman W- 
, with Haven Strickland 1! 

| » 

MAY 6, 1996 






^President Bill Brown 
goofs off with 
Mr. Jeff Bruehl 



Becky Patterson 

THE 1995 



MAY 1996/$3.95 U.S. 

BC1995 1996 = 

J I 


!► Junior Matt 
Bostic is involved in 
many aspects of 
Bryan life. 


^ Homecoming 
Queen Becky 
Patterson prepares 
to go to the soccer 
game for the half- 
time ceremony. 



Making memories: The Class of 
1996 works hard at tests, papers 
and relationships. These seniors 
are now a part of Bryan history 

COVER • 47 

The big moment: 1995 
Homecoming Queen Becky 
Patterson is crowned. Sharing the 
honor with her suite mates. They 
played "Pass the Crown" at the 


What is it like to juggle playing 
basketball, being an RA, doing 
homework, and having a social life, 
too? We'll find out by looking at 
the life of Junior Matt Bostic 


What's the latest news on campus? 
Keep informed on all the 
engagements, marriages, 
births, and other interesting facts 



M A unique aspect 
of Bryan College for 
Sophomore Julia 
Bruehl is that she 
can spend time with 
her dad, Mr. Jeff 



▼A new professor 
of English, Mr. 
Raymond Legg, 
enjoys a conversa- 
tion with another 
English professor, 
Mrs. Ladonna Olson. 



Sophomore Marcy Whisman is 

in tune with a side of Bryan life 
that other students may never 
"see." She tells us what it's like to 
live without the henefit of eyesight 


Ever wonder what it would be 
like to have your parents 
working on your college campus? 
Sophomore Julia Bruehl and 

others share the pros and cons 

FRESHMEN • 57 Every fall new faces appear on 

It - not always easy adjusting to campus. Travis and Sherry 
college life as a freshman, but Tina Ricketts, the R.D.'s of Long 
Johnson ha- gotten involved in Dorm, are part of Bryan's new 
man;.- ;i-pfi'l - of Bryan lid' miickly look. 

Editor-in-chief: Melinda 


Assistant Editor: Amy Lien 

Associate Editors: Timothy 

Lien, Ben Simpson 

Copy Editor: Heather Arwe 

Photography Editor: Jeff 


Photographers: Melody 

Sheddan, Jamie Reed 

Staff Writers: I leal her Arwe, 

Ji'im i Ksch, Kelly < rriffis, Amy 

Lien, Sarah I lurley 

Advisor: Karin Carpenter 

f'l Ml [ A r j 


▼ Everyone at 
Bryan College 
always welcomes 
the cheery "Hello!' 
that Brent 
Campbell always 

Rebecca Archibald 

Elementary Ed. 

daubio E. Arias 


Felipe E. Arias 


Michael S. Arnold 


Secondary Ed. 

Jeffrey; Baker 

Liberal Arts 

Bradley E. Barrick 

Christian Education 

?aul R. Bartl) 

English Literature 

Ursula D. Beff 


Tovri C. Boqer 


Secondary Ed. 

Daniel M. Boot 


Secondary Ed. 

Jennifer A. Brasher 


Heatlyer J. Brasher 


Cassandra C. Britt 


Erin E. Bryant 


John M. Butfer 


MORE SENIORS, page 49 


Becky Patterson teaches a lesson in sharing 



ot only has Becky Patterson been 

N granted the title of 1995 Homecom- 
ing Queen, she has also reached the 
crowning achievement of being a 
true and sharing friend. Accord- 
ing to suitemate and fellow home- 
coming representative Tracy Stone, "I admire 
Becky not only for her friendliness but for her 
capacity to be a really good friend to more than 
a few people." Becky, who was crowned as 
Bryan's Homecoming Queen, passed around 
her crown for her two suitemates and the other 
two representatives on the Senior Homecom- 
ing Court to wear. 

"Inspiration" and "Encouragement" are the 
words which friends say best describe Becky 
Patterson. Senior Joe Graham echoes this sen- 
timent. "I have been blessed to see Becky grow 
in so many areas," he said. " Her friendship has 
been a constant source of inspiration and en- 
couragement in my life." 

After commencement Becky plans on 
sharing this aspect of herself by becoming an 
elementary school teacher. To prepare for her 
career, Becky has taught BEM for three years 
and has tutored. This spring semester she com- 
pleted her student teaching at Graysville El- 
ementary School. 

A Becky Patterson and Joe Graham take 
advantage of the "Ice Storm of '96," which 
closed Bryan for 1 day, delayed classes with a 

10 a.m. snow schedule start twice and made 
the Grassy Bowl (and every other spot on 
Bryan Hill) almost perfect for sledding. 

A The Voice Ol the Bryan Lions,'' Matt 
Jones, does the play by play calling fbl of all men home basketball game 

A IIoiiis after his return from surgery in 
Alabama ( laudio Arias and Nicole I'ruitl sat 

. ,iii bin:' ,i I H in , m ii i ci /.mi' and i i insula 

what might have been if his collegiate soccer 

career had m>t been interrupted by an injury to 

his leg at a UAH game. 

Class of 96 PEOPLE 47 

▼ Ready to go 
hiking, Junior 
Marcy Treat enjoys 
her time off from 
work and school. 


For MORE Class of 
1997 SEE page 50 

Abby Baker 

Sam Barnard 

Bekhy Batchelder 

Amy Belk 

Ryan Black 

Kelly Bridenstine 

Jeanna Broome 

Pamela Brown 

Ed Campbell 

Melissa Carson 

Elizabeth Clark 

Kristy Copenhaver 

Anna Cunningham 

Tom Cybulski 

Craig Dale 

Nick Daniels 
Brooke Davis 

Caroline Day 
Christina Day 
Chris Dewald 

Kristy Diller 

Chris Fickley 

Mischa Gann 

Cristi Grabowski 

Andy Graham 

Kelly Grant 

Patricia Green 

Jason Hamrick 

Cyndee Hays 

Cara Helpling 

Derek Hermel 

Kerry Hickman 

Kathleen Hicks 

Scott Hill 

Stacie Hixon 

Allison Hobson 

Genci Keja 

Beth Ketchersid 

Kristen Kocher 

Cory Krueger 

Aimee Lee 

Tim Lien 

John Maggard 

Mandy Mayhood 

Emily Mayo 

48 PEOPLE Class of '97 

MORF. OfM/ORS, poge 52 

Brent J. Campbell 


Brian K. Carben 

Christian Education 

Dnrinda L. 


Elementary Ed. 

Efizauet^ A. Cope 


Benjamin L. Con(ter 


Computer Sci. 

Jo(m S. Crosby 

Christian Education 

Natalie B. Cruver 


Mark F. Davidson 


Wendy M. Davidson 

Elementary Ed. 

Hilary K. Davis 
Liberal Arts 
Jefferv? S. DeAmtan 
Kyle M. DeVaney 
Computer Sci. 

Jeremiah E. Dollar 


Michelle R. Downey 

Elementary Ed. 

Melody h. Durham 

Secondary Ed. 

rate i>. 

;tfter walks 
>-,:eh the 



LE 49 


▼Junior John 
Montgomery gives 
his best GQ pose. 

Rob Mejeur 

John Montgomery 

Kelly Moore 

April Moseley 

Pat Muncey 

Brian L. Osborne 

Andy Penney 

Amy Pepple 

Keri Poison 

George Raev 

Monica Rollins 

Will Sarrell 

Jeff Schumacher 

Brooke Shepherd 

Jeremy Smith 

Renae Speichinger 

Randy Stappenbeck 

Deanna Stephens 

John Stonestreet 

Haven Strickland 

Christy Tilly 

Marcy Treat 

Kelly Turner 

Holly Vanderpool 

Matt Vanderwall 

Mark Wages 

Yuri Wakabayashi 

Brent Walker 

Daniel Walters 

Jody Watts 

Lori Ann Webber 

Mark Wegner 

Michelle Wiley 

Beth Wilson 

Brad Wing 

Jennifer Wooten 
Steve Young 

continued from page 48 

Johanna Zieg 
Clark Zoeller 

Jennifer Baker 
Matt Bostic 
Jeremy Colloms 
Natalie Cruver 
Brandon Lorenzen 
Carter Rockey 
Pamela Sarrell 
Brian Ward 
Jennifer Wilson 

50 PEOPLE Class of '97 

BOSTIC: An Explosion of Power and Performance 

Junior Matt Bostic is a powerhouse 
of activity who is involved in many 
things around Bryan College. Most 
Bryan students know him as Matty, #11 
on the men's basketball team, or as the 
RA for Woodlee-Ewing, first floor. He 
mav often be seen working out with the 
guys, shooting hoops on the basketball 
court with friends, planning fishing trips, 
or playing country music on his guitar. 

Even at age 21, this Indiana boy 
keeps a special place open in his heart 
for his dad, who he says is his best friend. 
People often look up to Matt because of 
his many good qualities and view him as 
a role model. Basketball player fresh- 
man Randy Evans says, "He is a real en- 
couraging guy who always has a smile 
on his face. His love for Christ is shown 
both on and off the court." 


Matt's good attitude and display of 
integrity has allowed people to think of 
him as a quiet but fun guy who often 
exhibits an explosion of power and per- 
formance in what he does. He really 
enjoys working with kids and plans on 
one day using this gift by becoming a 
youth minister. 

Presently, Matt is working to earn 
his Christian Education degree. He is a 
hard worker who demonstrates an atti- 
tude of caring towards others and to- 
wards what he is doing. One of his many 
friends, Suzanne Barber, says of him, "I 
think of Matt as a sweet, friendly guy 
who is easy to get along with and who 
has a funny Indiana accent that goes with 
his personality. Also, I know that if I 
needed someone to talk to or if I had a 
problem, he'd be willing to listen." 


▼ Junior 
Daniel Walters 

has yet another 
brilliant idea for 
Third Line. 

AWhether playing basketball oi doing 
his KA duties. Junior Mall Bostic i 

always ready to give a sunk- and a 
helping hand. 

Class of 97 PEOPLE 51 



Brian Ward 

i) yet prep 

Br\)flM A. Eck 

Christian Education 

Julia E. EddfetOM 

Liberal Arts 

Christopher lickley 


Jennifer L. Fine 

Elementary Ed. 

Amy E. Flo\)5 

Business Admin. 

J. T\}(er Ford 

Business Admin. 

Ranbal I. Gilbert 


Michael D. Gilman 


Joe W. Grayam 


Secondary Ed. 

Jennifer A. Grnen^e 


Davib Alban 

Danief J. pfeifer 



Secondary Ed. 

Secondary Ed. 

D. Scott Arnofe 

Maria E. Smith 

English Literature 


Merlyn Catron 

Abigail C. Taylor 

Church Music 

Business Admin. 

Carf Diefjofe 

Angela J. Wilkinson 

Business Admin. 




Amy Belk & Bryan Eck 

to be married August 3rd. 

Tracy Stone & Jeremy Davidson 

to be married December 1 4th. 

Hilary Davis & Ricky Smith 

to be married November 1 6th. 

Melissa Lubke & Paul Barth 

to be married May 25th. 

Amy Nace & Dave Gerhardt 

to be married the summer of '97. 

Diana Kile & Brad Barrick 

to be married May 25th. 


Daniel Joseph born on 

September 10, 1995 to 

Morris and Kelly Michalski. 

Class of '96 

1 1 ion to Angel Tree. 

Julia C. Guest 
Business Admin. 
Jodi B. Hablock 
Elementary Ed. 
B. Walker Haines 

Kimoerfee K. Hays 


Secondary Ed. 

Keitl? S. Heislyman 


J. Grant Henbrix 

Business Admin. 

Scott Hi(( 


Tonya J. Hi((s 
Elementary Ed. 
Joanne E. Huckle 
Elementary Ed. 

E. Anderson 
Hudson, Jr. 
Business Admin. 
Danie( R. Johnson 
Liberal Arts 
Davib L. Johnston 

Matthew L. Jones 
Christian Education 
Diana S. Kile 
Elementary Ed. 

QHimoH J. Keeper 

Secondary Ed, 

MORE SENIORS, page 56 

)PLf- ' 53 






▼ Sophomore 

Strickland is 




ready to go 
anywhere on a 
beautiful spring 
..+**. day. 




For MORE Class of 
1998 5^^ page 66 

Heather Arwe 

Trish Austin 

John Bailey 

Trisha Balko 

Bruce Barnett 

Christy Baukema 

Nate Bauman 

T.R. Black 

Dimitri Bogachev 

Christina Broome 

Julia Bruehl 

Rachel Brunner 

Adam Bushby 

Daniel Bushby 

Stacy Carter 

Jeremy Cheon 

Jonathon Compton 

Ken Conrad 

Jamie Cooper, II 

Gayle Couch 

Rachel Crumpler 
Jennifer Curtis 

Jeremy Davidson 

Whitney Deal 

Mark Devaney 

Cara Dulaney 

Jenni Esch 

Brad Fox 

Charles Fox 

Beth Freeman 

Sara French 

Tina Godsmark 

Joel Gonce 

Beth Green 

Autumn Halsey 

Sacheen Harding 

Matthew Hargraves 

Jason Harrison 

Andrew Heathershaw 

Amanda Hicks 

Roxaline Holbrook 

Michele Honeycutt 

Andrew Hurley 

Heather Ingersoll 

Brad Johnson 

B m. 

54 PEOPLE Class of 98 

Overcoming Obstacles: 



Marcy Whisman looks life in the eye 

W ho do you think of when you hear 

young, energetic, and friendly? Who else, 
but Marcy Whisman. Marcy is a visually 
challenged sophomore from Chattanooga. 

It's no small feat for any of us to get 
into college, but Marcy conquered that 
hurdle with the help of friends, family and 
some interesting technical assistance. 

Being blind is not easy, but Marcy over- 
comes with perseverance and a little help 
from her friends. Her teachers let her take 
home her tests so that she can enlarge the 
print on her magnifier. When the reading 
gets too lengthy, Jeff Paulson reads to her. 
Even the people in the library are helpful. 
They help her find books. 

Marcy gets help from people and an as- 
sortment of special equipment. "I have a lot 
of equipment I got over the summer. I have 
a large print computer," she said. "I also 

have a close circuit television. I put what I 
want to see on a tray and the machine mag- 
nifies it." Marcy also has a special clip- 
board that she can take notes with. 

With all of her special needs, you might 
think Marcy would have little time for any- 
thing but studying, but think again. Cur- 
rently Marcy is involved in the BEM and 
Kids Kollege, where she teaches the re- 
corder. She also competes in forensics, 
sponsored by the English department. 

At the end of the school year, Marcy 
does not go home and do nothing. She 
works at the Vital Center. She explained 
that, "It's a place of rehabilitation for the 
blind and visually impaired. The program, 
for people of all ages, emphasizes adaptive 
daily living: stuff like talking watches, little 
things you put in a glass of water to tell when 
the glass is full, and other aids that help 


people with visual impairments. Also, there 
is a department that trains people on large 
print computers and printers." 

And her academic goals? A master's 
degree in vision aid or rehabilitation. Marcy 
wants to work with students with visual 
problems, coordinating assignments for 
their teachers. 

"I hope to be working with a rehabilita- 
tion center where I can work with all ages. 
I want to help children and adults get back 
to their regular lives and show them how 
they can live life like everyone else." 

Marcy has some words of advice for 
those who are entering college with a dis- 
ability. She says, "Just really try to be open 
about it. People here are really accepting, 
and they will accept you for who you are. 
Don't worry about it, and don't think about 
it. Just go out and do your best." 

Heather Jolley 

Brooks Jordan 

Patricia Keith 

Laura Keller 

Andrea Kemp 

Cynthia Kittle 

Bobby Lay 

Melissa Lubke 

Marty Manor 

Tennyson Martin 

Alicia Mathers 

Kristie Mattsson 

Justin McBrien 

Joy McCaskey 

Heath McClure 

Laura McDaniel 

Mary Elizabeth McKinnon 

Andrea Moore 

Joy Motte 

Dave Mundy 

Shauna Murrey 

Brenda Nollmeyer 
Robin < Hive 
Kurii: ( Mto 
Melody Owens 
Jennifer Patrick 

Jell Paulson 

Naie Petersburg 
Chris Petty 
Marian Poinsctl 
( .11 iiHi Powell 

No! Pictured: 
Sonya Martinez 
l nn McKinley 

Class of '98 PEOPLE 55 



'V All ihe world's a 
and Sara Beth 
Nordmoc demonstrat 
this by giving her \ 
singing and ac i 
during Leadei 

Rutl? A. Yjoeaer 
Liberal Arts 
Cristina K. Kroner 
Elementary Ed. 
Susan M. Lawiauk 
Liberal Arts 

Brandon G. Lorenzen 

Physical Education 

Tar a J. Luther 

English Literature 

April A. Margene 


Secondary Ed. 

Jonathan Meissner 

Business Admin. 

Crystal D. Miffer 

Elementary Ed. 

Kat^ren J. Morrow 

Elementary Ed. 

Kanball E. Nichols 


Sarah Bet^ Nordwoe 

Music Education 

Christiana olowola 

Business Admin. 

Troy D. Orndof 


Secondary Ed. 

Rebecca Patterson 

Elementary Ed. 

P^ifip Prewette 


MORE SENIORS, page 60 

EOPLE Class of '96 


Tina Johnson juggles sports, ministry & drama 




Tina Johnson. It's a well-known 
name on the campus of Bryan 
College, but why? But, why 
is this outgoing, talented 
freshman smiling? 
For starters, Tina loves sports and 
is actively involved here at Bryan as a 
player of both volleyball and basketball. 
She also enjoys playing soccer and 
watching other sports. Tina incorporates 
more than just competition in sports; she 
looks forward to an atmosphere of fun 
and encouragement in each game. 

Although Tina devotes much of 
her time to the sports program, she also 
holds the position of a Presidential 
Scholar. She maintains a high grade 
point average and strives for a level of 
excellence that typifies her character. Al- 
though this English major seems to have 

a busy schedule, she still allows time for 
other people. 

Every Thursday morning, Tina 
heads out with a Gimpers group to help 
present a puppet-show message to chil- 
dren in various BEM classes. This not 
only occupies Thursday mornings but 
also entails late-night practices with the 
group. In addition to this ministry, Tina 
has become an active visitor of 
Graysville's Calvary Baptist Church. 
She participates in Sunday morning dis- 
cussions with the youth group and sings 
in the choir as well. 

With all of these activities, Tina 
still manages to offer a listening ear to 
those around her. This North Carolina 
native has a close relationship with her 
family and talks with them often. Con- 
versations with her sister Tiffany are very 
see BALL on page 63 

A Many aspects of campus activities show 
through the life of Tina Johnson 

I ...I. Sells takes a quick nap in between classes in the Lion's Den. 

A Andrew Serene and Andrew 

Robertson wish for pence while at the SUA 
sponsored event at the Sports Hani 

Class of '99 PEOPLE 57 



▼Finally getting 




some time off 

from work, 


Freshman Sarah 

Hurley enjoys her 

free time. 

Lindsay Amberson 

Tiffin Ashworth 

Suzanne Barber 

Julie Barfield 

Tara Barker 

Brandon Bewley 

Laurie Blanton 

Amy Blaylock 

Andy Bowers 

Vance Brokaw 

Linda Bursi 

Katherine Byrne 

Manuel Carril III 

Robert Carson 

Karey Channell 

Ken Chatman 

Joy Cheshire 

Candace Coleman 

Jenny Colloms 

Melody Crisler 

Marina Cruz 

Jamie Daniels 

Alison Davis 

Anna Davis 

Ben Davis 

Julia Denina 

Rachel Diaz 

Brian Duncan 

Stacy Durham 

Ben Edwards 

Sara Eiden 

Randy Evans 

Daniel Fary 

Clint Gentry 

Dave Gerhart 

Matt Gilman 
Jon Gosse 

Kelly Griffis 
Jon Harris 

Sarah Harris 

Shay Haynes 

Julie Hill 

Don Hixon 

Sarah Hurley 

Angie Jarboe 

58 PEOPLE Class of '99 

Dan Jenkins 
Jackie Johnson 
Tina Johnson 
Philip Jones 
Amanda Kirby 

Vitaly Klimovich 
Ben Kreloff 
Carson Lester 
Amy Lien 
Naomi Lindell 

Emily Link 
Dave Loftin 
Jenny Mathis 
Kim Mauger 
Shane Maxwell 

Michael McClenton 
Matthew McDaniel 
Ashley McDonald 
Matthew McFarland 
Jamie McFerrin 

Tim McGhee 
Shannon McKinnon 
Jennifer McRorie 
Leanna Moore 
Amy Morgan 

Amy Nace 
Jim Nichols 
Jody Noble 
Bryan Osborne 
Rebecca Parker 

Ben Philip 
Bryan Prudhomme 
Brian Quickie 
Gina Rapp 
Tim Reed 

Rcxella Richardson 
Tom Roberts 
Andrew Robertson 
Matt Russell 
Andy Sarine 

Tracy Schultz 
Jason Scott 
Jenny Sells 

Janel Shafer 

Su/.aiina Sharpe 

▼ Fitting right in 
as an American 
co-ed is Fresh- 
man Julia 
Denina from 



For MORI': Class of 
1 999 SEE pa K e 63 

Class of 99 PEOPLE 5 

Stacy L. Price 

Church Music 

George Raev 

Physical Education 

James S. Reed Jr. 


Jenesis M. Robinson 

Christian Education 

Carter Roc^ey 

Christian Education 

jnfie E. Scott 


Annette M. Sl^arrje 


Stnart D. sfoan 


Alan Smitp 


Ric^v} Smit(? 

'^^' r 

Christian Education 


Rachel D. Snyber 


William N. Sofield 


J. Adam Sou^ufj 

Business Admin. 

Tracy D. Stone 


Peter P. Stone 

Christian Education 



by Kelly Griffis 

Most students look forward to college as a time to get out on 
their own and make their own way in the world, free of their 
parents watchful eye. But not these Bryan students. . . 

Julia Bruehl says, "I really enjoy the chance 
to get to know my dad better. It adds a 
whole new dimension to our relationship. I 
get to see him in a totally different light. Not 
that he's different at school than he is at 
home.. .well, he is but... you know what I 
mean. He's a great guy!" 
Dr. Wilhoil feels the same way about his 
daughter. He says, "It's great fun seeing her 
around campus - she helps keep me on task. 
Makes sure I know the students' names. I've 
put a lot of myself into Bryan over the years 
and its great to see the rewards coming out 
in my daughter. She's my student worker 
and we have a great time clowning around 





John Butler 
Tiffin Ashworth 

a. Frank Rousse, Jr. 

b. Malcolm Fary 


ri O qc Ci 

£ ^ % % 

Julia Bruehl 

c. Mel Wilhoit 


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Trisha Balko 
Jon Meissner 

d. Terry Balko 

e. Bob Simpson 


P P £ =, 
"■ z a 

Bart Simpson 

f. David and Sigrid Luther 

£ - ^ ^ 

O X OC ^ 

Beth Ketchersid 

g. Jeffrey Bruehl 

Z 1- < U 

2£ — 0- £T 

Bobby Lay 

h. Bill Clinton 



Frank Rousse, III 
Christie Wilhoit 

i. Phil Ashworth 
j. Ronald McDonald 


HALLS? ft 
rs WITH T 

Ben Simpson 
Tara Luther 
Ashley McDonald 

k. William Ketchersid 
I. O.J. Simpson 
m. Stuart Meissner 


5 LU 2 LU 

Daniel Fary 

n. William Lay 


X j= Q H 

Kris Clinton 

o. Roger Butler 

A Sophilmon- Julia Bruehl enjoys 
spending time on campus with her father, Mr, 

Jeff Hruthl. Professoi of Business. 

► Freshmen ( bristle Wilhoil iharesinhei 
father's musical interests by being in Dr. M 
Uilhoit's -■- ind ensemble. 

Faculty PEOPLE 61 


H ^ O 

▼ Even Dr. 
David Fouts goes 
for the country 
look every once in 
a while. 

For MORE Faculty & 
Staff SEE page 67 

Mr. Paul H. Ardelean 

Director of Alumni 

Mr. Doyle Argo 

Manager Argo's Food Service 

Mrs. Mildred Arnold 

Admissions Office Manager 

Dr. Stephen F. Barnett 

Assoc. Prof, of Phys. Science 

Mr. Bernard R. Belisle 

Asst. Prof, of Comm. Arts 

Dr. Paul Boling 

Asst. Prof, of Philosophy/Bible 

Dr. Steve Bradshaw 

Prof, of Psychology 

Dr. Dann Brown 

Assoc. Prof, of Comm. Arts 

Dr. William E. Brown 


Mr. Jeffrey R. Bruehl 

Asst. Prof, of Business 

Mrs. Diana Buttram 

Operations/Conference Sec. 

Mrs. Korin Carpenter 

Commoner Production/PT 

Mrs. Valerie Castlen 

Mail Clerk/Clerical Assistant 

Mr. Jim Coffield 

Adjunct Prof, of Psychology 

Dr. Richard M. Cornelius 

Prof, of English 

Mrs. Janet M. Cruver 

Assistant to the Registrar 

Mr. Mark Cruver 

Admissions Counselor 

Miss Wanda Davey 

Dir. of Mailing & Printing Services 

Mrs. Pam Davis 

Financial Development Assistant 

Mr. Timothy Davis 

Director of Counseling Services 

Mr. Tom Davis 

Director of Public Information 

Dr. Malcolm Fary 

Professor of Education 

Mrs. Trish K. Ferrell 

Advancement Assistant 

Diana L. Forbes 

Library Office Coordinator 

Dr. David M. Fouts 

Asst. Prof, of Biblical Studies 

Dr. Ken Froemke 

Dean of Inst. Effect & Planning 

Mrs. Marcy Froemke 

Asst. Prof, of Education/Music 

Kristy M. George 

Admissions Counselor 

Mrs. Kern Harris 

Supervisor of Janitorial Services 

Mr. Peter W. Harris 

Maintenance Mechanic 

Dr. Martin Hartzell 

Prof, of Biology 
Mrs. Jennifer Hartley 

Executive Offices Secretary 

Dr. Peter A. Held 

Vice President for Student Life 

Mr. Brian Hill 

Asst. Prof, of Chemistry 

Sherry Hill 

Admissions Counselor 

Mrs. Gayle Hood 

Admissions Secretary 

Mr. Tim Hostetler 

Director of Operations 

Mr. Dennis Ingolfsland 

Director of Library Servies 

Mrs. Sheila Ingolfsland 

Bookstore Manager 

Mr. Walter F. Jahncke 

Asst. Prof, of Accounting 

Mrs. Lavonne Johnson 

Public Services Librarian 

Mr. David S. Johnston 

Asst. Prof, of Biological Chemistry 

Mr. Whit Jones 

Asst. Prof, of Engish 

Dr. Ruth Kantzer 

Prof, of English 

Mr. Tom Kemner 

Director of Aspire 

82 PEOPLE Faculty and Staff 

Oleg Sinitsin 
Dawn Smith 
Tony Smith 
Tonya Smith 
Jenny Souza 

Ruben Stancel 
Jennifer Stewart 
Tim Stewart 
Cheri Stone 
Angela Sumner 

Lydia Tallent 
Andy Taylor 
Elizabeth Tidwell 
Bethany Toliver 
Crystal Turner 

Samuel Umoh 
Melissa Vaughn 
Harmony Vukin 
Sara Wade 
Susie Warren 

Christie Wilhoit 
Jenny R. Wilson 
Barbara Wing 
Julie Wright 
Elizabeth Young 

Kimberly Young 
Mary Young 
Matt Young 
Sarah Zipfel 

Not Pictured: 

Mark Harvey 
Sonya Warren 
Michele West 

▼ Freshman 
Crystal Turner 

takes it easy after 
a long day of 
classes and study- 





A Freshmen Suzanne Barber and lara Barker relax in the 

I. inn's f)cn while enjoying a milkshake. 

continued from page 59 

Class of '99 PEOPLE 63 



Russell Williams 

in the 

! )cn 

Dawn M. Sullivan 

Elementary Ed. 

Alison M. Taylor 

Elementary Ed. 

Hannah E. T^omaston 

Elementary Ed. 

slyonda E. Tompkins 

Elementary Ed. 

Suzy Tow 


Karin Trammell 

Business Admin. 

Faul Urqulyart 
Jose R. Velarde 
^ Brian Ward 

Britt L. Wetter 

Elementary Ed. 

Davib B. Wiffonson 


Russe(( Williams 

Christian Education 

Jn(ie Wilson 

Business Admin. 

C^ristin D. Winder 


Secondary Ed. 

Faitl? Wrenn 



Introducing the new faces of our staff and faculty on The Hill. 

= by Kelly Griff is 

I stood waiting in the rain for 
the informant. He wouldn 't 
give the information he had 
to just anybody. The Com- 
moner staff had to plead, 
beg, bribe, and blackmail bat we got 
what we wanted. A man slipped out of 
the fog and handed me a coded mes- 
sage. Aha! it was true! Bryan Col- 
lege had added five full-time staff po- 
sitions in 1995-96. A car drove by 
sloshing mud and water all over my 
suede shoes. Yuck. The lengths we will 
go to get the truth - but it s all worth it. 
Paul Boling was hired to fill the 
need for a full-time philosophy and 
Bible professor. He is also serving as 
Associate Pastor at Grace Bible 

Marcy Froemke has been 
teaching part-time at Bryan in the mu- 
sic department. In addition to her mu- 

sic responsibilities, Mrs. Froemke has 
taken a large role in the education de- 
partment this year. 

A 1991 graduate of Bryan, 
David Johnston, was hired this year 
by the Natural Science Department. 
One of his responsibilities, besides 
teaching, will be to put together upper 
level biology courses. 

Raymond Legg has 
been teaching part-time at 
Bryan for several years but 
just this year was added a full- 
time professor of English. Mr. 
Legg is also working on his 
Doctorate of Arts from Middle 
Tennessee State University. 

Gary Schnittjer fills in 
the spot left vacant by Ernie 
Ricketts. His responsibilities 
this year include teaching both 
Bible and Greek. 

This information was priceless. 
We were fortunate that it had not 
landed in the wrong hands, because if 
this ever got out it could lead to seri- 
ous trouble. I walked on into the night 
- confidant that another disaster had 
been averted by The Commoner staff. 

^ The new resident directors of Long dorm, Travis and 
Sherri Ricketts, are expecting their first child this summer. 

A Dr. StCVC Ouaktnbush came to Dayton as part of a new joint venture between 
Bryan and Wycliffc's Summer Institue of Linguistics 

Faculty PEOPLE 65 



▼ It may be 
winter, but noth- 
ing breaks the 
spirits of Sopho- 
more Michele 






continued from page 54 

66 PEOPLE Class of '98 

Jenny Quye 

John Richardson 

Jessica Ritterbush 

Frank Rouse, III 

Elisa Ruiz 

Marie Sablan 

Akari Sakaguchi 

Simon Sakatos 

Jason Schultz 

Jess Sharkey 

Melody Sheddan 

Tim Shetter 

Andrea Simmons 

Ben Simpson 

Cristie Simpson 

Travis Smith 

Melinda Snead 

Tiffany B. Snyder 

Tiffany R. Snyder 

Karissa Sofield 

Katie Spell 

Jenn Spencer 

Sam Teasley 

Melissa Todd 

Jeremy Toliver 

Chris Triolo 

Heidi van Brocklin 

Adam Varner 

Lou Velarde 

Jennie Walker 

Eric Ward 

Dave Warren 

Marcy Whisman 

Diana Whorley 

Mandy Wills 

Leah Wilson 
Nancy Winstead 
Allison Womble 

Byron Wood 
Erica Wood 

Sharon Wood 

Joy Woodcock 

Cindy Wright 

Alana Yederlinic 

Serge Yurovsky 

Dr. William L. Ketchersid 

Professor of History 

Mrs. Pat Kinney 

Accts. Payable/Payroll 

Melody Klingbeil 

Dean of Women 

Dr. William M. Lay, Jr. 

Asst. Prof, of Business 

Mrs. Margie Legg 

Admin. Assistant to President 

Mr. Raymond E. Legg, Jr. 

Assistant Prof, of English 
Dr. Phillip E. Lestmann 
Prof, of Mathematics 
Dr. David A. Luther 
Associate Prof, of Music 
Dr. Sigrid Luther 
Associate Prof, of Music 
Amber Marks 
RD of Arnold/Operations Sec. 

Dr. David Masoner 

Academic Vice President 

Mr. Stuart C. Meissner 

Vice President for Advancement 

Mrs. Velma Meissner 

Mailroom/Printing Services Asst. 

Mr. Morris Michalski 

Asst. Prof of Ed. /Men's B'ball Coach 

Mrs. Dee Mooney 


Mr. Tim Mooney 

Asst. to Director of Computers 
Mr. Marc Neddo 
Admissions/ Asst. to Registrar 
Mrs. Ladonna K. Olson 
Instructer of English/Triangle 
Mary Anne Parrot 

Mr. Ron D. Petite 

Mrs. Debra Phillips 

Asst. Prof, of Modern Languages 
Dr. W. Gary Phillips 
Professor of Bible/Philosophy 
Dr. Steve Quakenbush 
Instructor of Linguistics 
Mrs. Polly Revis 

Admin. Assistant to the Chancellor 
Dr. Brian C. Richardson 
Professor of Christian Education 

Mrs. Sharon Richardson 

Director of PCI 

Mrs. Sherri Ricketts 

RD of Long Dorm 

Mr. Travis Ricketts 

Instructor of History 

Mr. Rick Rieder 

Vice President for Business 

Mr. Thomas A. Shaw 

Dean of Enrollment Management 

Mrs. Judy Shetter 
Admin. Asst. to Financial Aid 
Dr. Ann Sidebothom 
Assoc. Prof, of Education 
Mrs. Regina E. Siler 
Instructor of Speech/English 
Dr. Robert Simpson 
Professor of Mathematics 
Ms. Peter A. Traversa 
Director of Finacial Aid 

Dr. Jack W. Traylor 
Professor of History 
Mrs. Karin Traylor 
Admin. Asst. to Academics 
Mr. Chris Wotkins 
Dean of Men 
Mr. Mark West 
Ground Maintenance Sup 
Wrs. Michele West 
Asst. Janitorial Supervisor 

Dr. Mel R. Wilhoil 

Professor of Muxic 

Dr. Kurt P. Wise 

Asst. Prof Scionce/Origins Resoarch 

Mrs. Brpnda Woolen 

Admin Ajll to Advancement 

Mrs. Sharon Zcnsen 

Dr. Sanlord Zensen 
Althotic Dir./Soccor Coach 

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Mr. Terry Balko 

Director of Estate Planning 

Mr. James R. Barth 

Development Officer 

Mr. Keith Bates 

HVAC Mechanic 

Jerri Beck 

Volleyball Coach/Dir. 

Intra murals 

Mr. Roger D. Butler 


Mrs. Dawn Gardner 

Pagemaker Operator 

Mr. Maxie F. Green 

Dir. of Academic/Admin. 


Dr. Kenneth G. Hanna 


Mr. Robert Harris 

Telephone Technician 

Mr. Roy E. Hattley 

Sound/Radio Eng. /Library Tech. 


Dr. Willard L. Henning 

Professor Emeritus/Biology 

Mr. Seth Kinley 

Athletic Trainer/PE Instructor 

Mr. Glen H. Liebig 

Insturcot in Spanish/PT 

Dr. John Liu 

Asst. Prof, of Physical Education 

Capt. Bert Miller 

Director of Security 

Mr. Jon Mosby 

Estate Planning Officer 

Camille Ratledge 

Women's B'ball Coach/PE 


Mr. Frank Rouse, Sr. 


Mr. Gary E. Schnittjer 

Instructor of Greek/Bible 

Mr. Roger Simmons 

Manager of Maintenance 

Dr. Timothy A. Sisemore 

Instructor in Psychology 

Mr. Bill Webb 

Maintenance Mechanic 

Mr. Herman W. Wolter 

Director of Development 

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Up Close: Large Numbers 


Old Testament Professor, Dr. David Fouts, keeps everybody happy with 
solid teaching and rooms full of laughter.. 

On the World's Fastest Highway 

Bryan enters the high-tech world of mass, mass media. IQ searches for 
the best addresses on the Web. 

Major Problem 


IQ consults with the student body to discover the easiest and the hardest 
majors. Special section on how to choose a major. 

New Kid on the Block 


New addition to faculty keeps the academics at Bryan a cut above the 

In Class By Themselves 

Certain classes battle for the "toughest challenge" award. 

The Russians Arrive 


Bryan participates, again, in an exchange of cultures, by hosting a group 
of Russian students and advisors. 

With Honors 

COVER STORY: New honors courses at Bryan give students opportunities 
to excel. Is it worth it? 

On the Lighter Side: Better Studying 

Late-night relief from the pressures of college life. 

Just The Facts 

A statistical look at some interesting and unknown facts surrounding 
Bryan academia. 



Editor and chief 

Ben Simpson 

Staff Photographer 


Melody Sheddan 

Assistant Editors 

Jeremy Toliver 


Melinda Snead 


Tim Lien 

Staff Writers 



Heather Arwe 


Regional Editor 

Joy Motte 


Karin Carpenter 

Jenni Esch 


Mark Wegner 


Design Editor 

Amy Lien 


Ken Conrad 

Bobby Lay 



Kelly Griffis 


Photography Editor 

Sarah Hurley 


Jeff Paulson 

IQ MAY 1 996 


Dr. David Fouts. Questionably funny puns come to mind. 
And some funny ones, too. But beyond the classroom 
humor, Dr. Fouts has already begun to leave his mark on 
the Bryan College campus. Old Testament scholar, chess 
king(pun intended), large number expert, entrepreneur, 
Softball slugger, metal detector, and family man-- Dr. Fouts 
keeps a healthy balance on life amidst the stress of col- 
lege life. 

Graduate of Stephen Austin University and Dallas Theo- 
logical Seminary, Dr. Fouts is married to Marlene, and 
they have two children- Jason and Heidi. Dr. Fouts teaches 
Historical Books, Poetic Books, Acts, and the Pentateuch, 
as well as some Hebrew. The reason for having such an 
emphasis on Old Testament studies available to Bryan stu- 
dents is that, "most students will receive most of their 
Biblical teaching from the New Testament after they leave 
Bryan," says Fouts, and a heavy dose of Old Testament 
classes will help balance future knowledge. 
Fouts has written many papers defending the use of large 
numbers in the Old Testament as hyberbole NOT "exag- 
geration!" The Fouts arrived in Dayton in '93 from Mon- 
tana where they ran a personal delivery buisiness. So far, 
they have managed to fit right in, and keep the Bryan 
campus happy and laughing(sometimes.) -~ 

Standing Tall: Thetie speaks louder than words-- Dr. David 
and Marlene Fouts also went on the Jamaica spring break 
missions trip. It was Dr. Fouts' second year. 



On the InterNet 

Web sites that merit a second look 

Virtual Antartica 

Interaction with explorers, pictures and info 

(http www tcrraquest com ) 
ESPNel Sports/one 

' omplete sporting venue 
(http://espnei spot 
liva Online 
Exhibition <<i arts 
(hup www fivaonline < <<m/) 


Musk Boulevard 

New music, old music—veritable record store 

(http: '/ 
Internet Chess Club 

I 01 the < hess enthusiast, any level. Checkmate 
(http www hydra < om/i< i | 
i telnei i hess Im i om:5000) 
Game Page of the Universe 
' lames games and more games 

(http WWW. phi ( urn games In ml ) 

Gcime Page 
of ike Uiiiver *e! 

A well beaten path: The most popular subjects on 
the Internet are sports and games. 

IQ MAY 1986 

IQ 71 


Russia Return 

academic culture 

he second annual exchange 
trip between the Open 
University in Moscow and 
Bryan College was completed 
during the fall semester. 
Students involved in this 
cultural swap were Dave 
Mundy, Shonda Tompkins, 
Cristy Kroeker, Jamie Cooper, 
Stuart Sloan, and John Butler. 
These students were joined by 

perrenial Russian traveler and 
resident expert on the Ruskies, 
Dr. Bill Ketchersid and pun- 
filled Dr. David Fouts. 

According to Jamie 
Cooper, sophomore, the goals 
of the trips were for both 
groups to immerse themselves 
fully in the lifestyle, language, 
and heritage of the host 
country. Expectedly, things 
were much different in Russia 
than the pleasant rolling hills 
of Tennessee. Jamie was 
surprised that a small fee had 
to be paid for use of the 
bladder alleviation facilities- 

by timothy lien 

commonly referred to as a 
bathroom. Shonda Tompkins 
was struck by the fact that the 
Russians were very eager to 
pursue more knowledge about 
the United States and 
American life. She was also 
impressed by the minimal 
amount of personal space that 
was given for everyone. 

Returning the favor, 
Bryan hosted a group of 
Russians, as well. These 
students quickly tried to adapt 
by attending classes, working 
out, watching movies, talking 
to students, smoking a casual 

mart. Q 

and spending 
they could at Wal- 







special report by sarah hurley 

r in 

ie school year started 
with a flourish as 

August 24 found 
Bryan College opening 
the doors to its own 
Honors Program. This 
program has added a new dimension to 
the classroom by incorporating both 
hard work and enjoyment. Pizza 
parties, monies, and humor are 
combined with deep discussions, study 
groups, tests, papers, and projects. 
The honors j courses hold distinct 
differences from the standard classes 
offered by Bryan. According to Dr. Dan 
Brown, head 'of the Honors program, 
"This is supposed to stay away 
from being seen as a seperate 
major or minor, but is to be 
seen as an enhanced course of study." 
The classes Were not designed to be 
necessarily harder, but were rather 
designed to be more intellectually 
challenging. ..Honors student, Kelly 
Griffis states, "I enjoy the honors 
classes because we are able to 

participate more than in other classes; 
we have more of a say in what is done, 
and the classes have stretched my 
mental abilities so that I feel I have 
been pushed to a new intellectual 
dimension by the mere fact that I've 
had to actually think." 

certain academic requirements and 

Your Honor?": Dr. Dann Brown 
! heads up the infant stages of a 
I promising Honors program. 

The program's curriculum was based 
on the idea that each prospective 
honors student needs to have met 

needs to maintain criteria after being 
enrolled. In addition, each studer 
needs to get a total of 18 "H-option" 
credit hours, in order to be recognized 
at graduation with high distinction. 
Bryan is considered to already have an 
excellent student-teacher ratio, but the 
honors program encourages an even 
more personal approach. Freshman 
Carson Lester views the smaller 
numbers as "more conducive to 

President, Dr. Bill Brown, along with 
former Academic Vice President, Dr. 
Herb Sierk, started the idea that 
eventually evolved into the Honors 
program as we now know it. Faculty 
and staff were introduced to this idea 
in the fall of 1994 and worked together 
so that it might be approved. Faculty- 
wide permission for the birth of the 
program was finally granted in the 
spring of 1995 during the Presidential 
Scholars weekend. 
(continued on page 73) 

72 IQ 

IQ MAY 1996 



-s continued from pg. 72) 

Bryan College has 
that there are 
resources available 
this new program 




and has 

joined forces with the National 

Collegiate Honors Council, 

which has. been in existence 

since the 1970's. This national 

organization consists of 

thousands of administrators, 

faculty, 'and students. In this 

organization, student and faculty 

are considered to be equals and 

are given the liberty to freely 

discuss issues, give debate, and 

submit papers <U annual 


The Bryan 



program, as 
one feature 
PLAN of Bryan 
College, is off 

Cn unusually 
smooth and 
start. The 



More than just the books: (Top) Susie Warren displays her musical talent, 
and another Honors student, Tina Johnson, can be found in the Den away 
from her studies. (Bottom left) From Pakistan, freshman Laurie Blanton 
spends much of her time on BryanNet or the Internet. 

presents a new view that has 
been gaining favor and has been 
given much laudatory remarks. 
But according to some students, 
"We are a class of guinea pigs." 
There are many things that are 
being worked out and there are 
many plans for future changes 
and additions to the infant 
program. Some of the currently 
enrolled honors students have 
shared their specific sentiments 
concerning the program. The 
overall consensus is that the 
program will eventually be a 
success, but it needs some fine 
tuning. Frosh, 
Tina Johnson 
says of the 
program, "It 
_. allows people 
who are 
to explore 
further ideas 
in any given 
area of interest 
or expertise. 
It does need to 
be improved, 
however. " Q 

Schnittjer on romance 

"Never date a 
guy if his belt 
buckle is bigger 
than his head." 

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Name: Gary Schnittjer 

Age: 30 

Marital Status: Married to "the beautiful" Cheri 

Children: Nick(4) Jessica(1, or 12 months) 

Position: Professor of Greek and Bible 

Education: Philadelphia Bible College 

Dallas Theological Seminary 
Hobbies: Fine carpentry 
Recreation: Travel, reading, camping 
Favorite Puritan: Jonathan Edwards 
Music: Country 

Sucking it all up: The Schnittjer family 
is all smiles when (iary comes home. 

10 MAY 1ft»6 




So what's 

by Melinda Snead 

the major problem? Why, your major, of course. For many Freshman 
and Sophomores, choosing a major seems like a huge decision. 
And it is. So what do you do? Here is a step-by-step guide to choosing 
a major. Number one: Relaaaaaaax- This is not a life and death 
situation. Whatever you choose will not necessarily decide your entire 
future. This does not determine who your mate will be 
salary. This is school. Remember that. 

Number two: What do you enjoy? It sounds simple, but many people 

look to potential success and monetary gains before 
they look at what their gifts really are. Number three: Take your time and 

change your mind— You don't 

Toughest Challenge 

There are a few classes at Bryan that 
hold the definite distinction of 
being extremely challenging. The 
attrition rate in these classes have 
made them mildly infamous among 
the students who have fallen to 
their dreaded requirements. Candi- 
dates for the "Toughest Challenge" 
award are: (1) Fine Arts with Dr. 
Wilhoit, (2) Human Growth and 
Development with Dr. Bradshaw, (3) 
Biology and Lab with Dr. Hartzell. 
This year the coveted award is pre- 
sented to Dr. Hartzell for causing 
nightmares and cold sweats to most 
of his students. 

"It's like getting a drink of 
water from a fire hydrant." 

-Junior John Stonestreet on ab- 
sorbing information in Dr. Wise's 
Origins class. 

74 IQ 

have to declare your major until your 
sophomore year, so you have 
a little bit of time. And if you want to 

change your mind, go ahead and do it. 
You'll regret it later if you don't. Number four 

Concentrate on your general education 
requirements, at first-- Don't load 

yourself up with classes in your 
major, to allow room for a change. 
Number five: Ask a senior. This is wise because 
Seniors know pretty much everything. 
Number six: Talk to faculty. If you like the 
teachers in your major, then chances 
are you'll enjoy learning a lot more too. 
Number seven: Call home. Parents know more 
than the Seniors— so if you can bear it, and 

resist asking for money- 
go ahead and pick up that phone. 
Number eight: Don't be afraid to be a nerd. 
Look at Bill Gates. Case closed. 
Number nine: Create a spinning wheel with all 

possible majors and give it a whirl. Number ten: 
Sit out a year and think about it. While 
you are doing that, go hiking 
cross-country to find yourself. Number eleven: 
Take an aspirin. Number twelve: Transfer to 
Covenant. Number thirteen: Pick 
a major that Bryan 

doesn't have(Art). 
Number fourteen: Join the work force 

Number fifteen: Win the lottery and solve 

all of your major problems. Q 


1 1 

MAY 1996 



by rachel crumpler 

The college experience could not be complete 
without that P-word: Procrastination! Without 
Procrastination, the average college student 
would miss out on many exciting, stressful, and 
agonizing moments that fill the greater part of 
each semester— especially during mid-terms and 

Anguished cries come fromt he computer 
lab, "What's wrong with this printer? It's pos- 
sessed!" "What do you mean the system is 
down? My twenty-five page thesis is due tomor- 
row!!!" reveal the often gruesome effects of 
waiting until the last minute, or the conse- 
quences of playing just a couple more games of 
ping-pong or pool. 

Of course, without procrastination, one 
would also miss out on those late night snacks 
and caffeine binges, where lasting 
frienships(and those few extra pounds) are 

So, you make the call: would you rather 
do your reading, writing, and studying weeks in 
advance and experience a less stressful life with 
more rest and relaxation.... or put your work off 
just a couple days more, enjoy those extra social 
activities and fully experience college life?! 





The only real student: A rare find, Jeremy Dollar, decides 
to take advantage of his college education and type out his 
paper much earlier than the due date. 

(Very) Personal Computers 


What would you see if you walked into a computer lab at night? 
Research. Studying. Looking at Fine Arts slides. Biology magjors 
studying slides. Using the Library of the Future. Typing hours upon 
hours of theses, summarys, reports, journals. Right? Wrong. With 
the advent of e-mail and the easy "chat" feature, people are commu- 
nicating into the wee hours of the night. Romance, friendships, and 
group discussions, and little bit of levity keep Bryan students up 
later than usual. Some one commented that it was easier to talk to 
people over Bryannet because they had more time to think ahout a 
clever response to inquiries and comments. Mass amounts of in- 
coming e-mail have flooded the computer labs with people hope- 
fully listening for the beep that notifies them of a letter. A remedy 
for the increased usage of the computers would be to put a few 
more computers in the dorm labs. The reliability of Bryannet has 
dramatically improved since the first part of the school year, when 
it crashed with awful regularity. The hard work of Maxi drcen and 
Tim Vlooney has made Bryannet work smoothly, now, and satisfy 
most everyone. 

10 MAY 1 998 

My computer will call your computer: 
Romanics are sparked and friendships 
maintained over Bryannet and the use of 
e-mail. Many students save themselves from a 
very costly phone hill by using the internet. 

IQ 75 



















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t Bryan College, we make no bones about it. ^L We're Christian by choice, liberal arts by necessity. 

Our balanced 


and broad education prepares you for your first job and the rest of your life. We take 

a personal interest in your growth and development as a student. After all, that's how we've earned our reputation. 

afr simply call our Admissions Hotline 

Wo apologies. I f Bryan sounds like the place you've been searching for, 

at 1"800"277"0522. Then plan to visit the campus with students like you, who won't apologize for their college choice. 


iraves pitcher Maddux walks away with World Series and Cy Young Award(see p. 1 00) 

et the "wrap up" with Seth Kinley 
nd his training staff p. 102 

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On the Court 

A look at how they fared on the court. 

Men's Basketball 
Looking Toward the Future 

Lion cagers show a new look in a rebuilding 
year, yet play "All for Him." 

Ben Simpson 


w M V J 

. Bryan 

Assitant Editor: 

Melinda Snead 

Tim Lien 
Regional Editor: 

Karin Carpenter 
Photography Editor: 

Jeff Paulson 
Staff Photographers: 

Jamie Reed 

Melody Sheddan 

Jeremy Toliver 
Staff Writers: 

Jenni Esch 

Mark Wegner 

Kelly Griffis 

Bobby Lay 

Amy Lien 

Joy Motte 

Women's Basketball 
Charging Ahead 

Women's hoops takes a bounce for the good. 

New Faces 

Mixing it up. "Fresh" faces and upperclassmen 
shared the court, the highs and the lows. 
Renae Speichinger pg 94 


It's great to be a Bryan Lion 

Through the fair weather and foul, sidelines 
spirit was the name of the game. 


Post Season Play 

Nearly a dozen veterans take Lions one step 
further in the national playoffs. 
Bryan Eckpg 80 

Club sports 

Girl's Soccer takes a Boost 

Club soccer competition is fast and fierce. 

Balancing Act 

Lion standout Matty Davies 
led the field with quick feet 
and a hard head. 

(Photo by Melody Sheddan) 

Front Cover: 

Jeremy Smith goes for a trip 
as he Dikes a ball. 

(Photo by Jamie Reed) 






by Ben Simpson 

When you take a glance at Senior Bryan 

Eck, he would seem like your ordinary 
senior here at Bryan. When he gradu- 
ates he will have a degree in Christian 
Education, with a minor in Bible and 
History. He is currently engaged to be 
married to Amy Belk on August 3 and 
plans to move back to Delaware, their 
former home, where Amy plans to at- 
tend the University of Delaware. After 
that Eck doesn't have any definite plans. 

But when you take a closer look, 
he is an extraordinary athlete that has 
brought amazing attributes to this 
school. This year he is not only playing 
his usual position in the goal, but he is 
taking on a role on the tennis team, as 
he did last year, and on the basketball 
team, as he did his freshman year. It 
even goes farther than on the field. 
Bryan is recognized as a leader in ev- 
erything that he does. He just has that 
take charge type of attitude that every- 
one knows and respects. 

Eck came to Bryan College be- 
cause both of his pastors had attended 
Bryan. As a child he kept hearing about 
this school that shared his name. So, he 
told his mother that he was going there. 
When he was older he came to a Cara- 
van Weekend and met with two of his 
future coaches, Zensen and Michalski, 
and made the decision to come to Bryan, 
rung to Bryan, Eck has 
played in the mouth of the Lion's goal, 

80 Bryan Illustrated 

Eck confers with his teammates before 
they take the field. 

and he has helped form the team 
into what it is today. He has been a 
keeper ever since he was a little kid in 
the third grade. They put him in the goal 
because he was the biggest kid of them 
all. "I wouldn't have it any other way," 
Eck said when asked about how he 
started playing keeper. As he grew, he 
learned more goalie skills from the as- 
sistant pastor in his church, who conse- 
quently played goalie at Bryan as well. 

In high school, Eck was devoted 
more to basketball than soccer since he 
grew up in a big basketball region of the 
country, and basketball has been a part 
of him ever since he played it as a little 
kid at the local Y.M.C.A. His high 
school coach also was a big influence in 
his life on the court and in his spiritual 
life. . 

Eck has also always played ten- 
nis. He had always been good in Bryan's 
Intramural tournament. In high school 
he always played his brother. When 
asked who won, a cocky Eck said, "I 
would say 'I did' if he were here." Eck 
developed a strong friendship with his 
tennis coach. Bill Rush, and now he 
plays for him. 

Eck is an important ingredient 
to the athletic department here at Bryan, 
and everyone will miss him. Yet, Eck 
has a different perspective on things. "I 
loved it all. I developed friendships with 
all sorts of people, which is more im- 
portant than winning or losing." 

"Practice makes perfect" is a motto 
which keeps Brian Eck focusing on his 

Eck enjoys watching a team member 
get therapy while waiting his turn. 

When he's not busy playing, Eck can a game of basketball, baseball, 

often be found in the lounge watching tennis, or any other sport on TV. 


J. Milton Knox, Pastor 

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 

Morning Worship 8:30 a.m. 

& 11:00 a.m. 
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m. 
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. 

Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. 

Bryan Illustrated 81 


Melinda Snead (Cumming, GA) 

Sophomore, Age 20, Communication Arts Major 

Between being on the tennis team, classes, and being the yearbook editor, Melinda 
found the time and patience to put up with her intramural ping-pong partner Troy Orndoff. 
Together they won the Mixed Doubles Ping-Pong Championship. She said of her partner, 
"Troy was very fortunate to have someone as sought after as me as his partner because 
nobody else could have made up for his incompetence." 

Troy Orndoff (Winchester, VA) 
Senior, Age 23, History Major 

Troy won the Ping-Pong Mixed Doubles Intramural with Melinda Snead about whom 
he says, "I had to carry Melinda on my back because she's the worst ping-pong player ever." 
Troy wants to go on to grad school so that one day he may be able to teach as a college 
history professor (and maybe teach some ping-pong lessons on the side). 

Mark Wages (Lawrenceville, GA) 

Junior, Age 21, Mathematics-Computer Science Major 

Mark is a major pool shark who won (surprise!) the Pool Intramural Championship. 
When he's not playing pool, you'll probably find him over at the Juke Box, which recently 
broke because he played "Big House" by Audio Adrenaline so many times in a row. 

Ricky Velarde (Coral Springs, FL) 
Senior, Age 21, Psychology Major 

In order to win the Foosball Intramural Championship with his partner Adam 
Soukup, Ricky must have practiced some of his psychology principles on his opponents 
which brought him the victory. After graduation, Ricky plans to go on to grad school and 
eventually get his doctorate so that he can be a psychologist. His sister, Lou Velarde says, 
"Rick has a winner's heart and is an awesome brother." 

Adam Soukup (Deltona, FL) 

Senior, Age 22, Business Administration Major 

Adam's clear and analytical thinking helped him play a very calculated game of 
foosball, and working with his partner, Ricky, he pulled out the win for the Foosball Intramu- 
ral Championship. After graduation, Adam plans to go to grad school to further his educa- 

82 Bryan Illustrated 


"The NEW/OLD Field: 
A Sight for Sore Ankles" 

The new Bryan College soccer field, in- 
stalled in the summer of '95, was a sight for 
sore ankles. 

The "old" field had lost most of its grass 
and it's crown. In its place wash dirt, rocks, 
wild onions, weeds, and a variety of holes and 
divets (also known as ankle breakers). 

The Grounds Department should be com- 
mended for 
doing its 
and finding 
a hybrid of 
adapted to 
our climate 
here in 

lower east 
They also in- 
vested much 
effort into 
bringing the 

field to readiness by opening day of the '95 soc- 
cer season. 

The players truly appreciated the consis- 
tent surface which made the soccer games more 
skill-based. The goalkeepers benefited from 
not having to look into the sun in the second 
half (1 should know. I can draw sunspots from 

crown also 
allow e d 
the field to 
shed water 
during the 
The grass 
held up 
quite Hell 
means the 
should be 
esen nicer 
for the Fall 
1996 sea- 

The onh drawback? 1 he new field does 
not la> beside the "Bit; Mill" However the 
small hill could be developed by that same 
Ground! Department. 

It is notworlhs that the original soccer 
field, the one before the "old" one, was more 
or less in the same location as the current 
"New" one. 

I his reminds me of the l-rench Proverb: 
"I he more things cbangt the more lhe\ slas 

the same" (Plus ca change. Plus ca reste pareil). 
Marc Neddo 
Assistant to the Registar 
Bryan College 

"Women's Soccer makes it 
to the Big Show" 

For me its almost like that feeling you get 
when a long-term goal that you've worked so hard 
and so long on is finnally accomplished. 

Ever since 
the Bryan 

Womens Soccer 
team started in 
'92 it has been an 
uphill climb, but 
even so it has 
been such an ex- 
citing and re- 
warding experi- 
ence. It has taken 
a lot of stamina, a 
lot of hard work, 
and a lot of time 
on each player to 
reach the point where we are now. 

It's exciting to see how God works in so many 
different ways, He gave us a great coach and a 
great group of girls to work with. It's been amaz- 
ing just to watch the things that happen when you 
depend on Him. We've been working hard to be- 
come a Varsity team and it's been a struggle, but 
it has also been a blessing. 

The growth that has taken place within the 
team has been an 
encouragment to 
be a part of; there 
is such a special 
bond amoung team 
player that you 
don't get anywhere 
else. And physi- 
cally we have taken 
a huge step toward 
improvement and I 
feel that our new 
status will push us 
even harder to 
acheive higher lev- 
els and have even 
higher goals. 

I'm really ex- 
cited about the road our team is on, and I can't 
wait to see where it's going to take us. Our deep- 
est love and thanks to our wonderful Coach Ander- 
son—without him we wouldn't be anywhere where 
we are now. 

Even though heong Varsity status means even 
more work and responsibility, I know team can 
rise to the challenge and show the world what 
Bryan's Womens Soccer learn a made of. 
Mandy Mayhood 
I. ally I. ions Soccer player. Junior 
Bryan ( ollege 



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Freshman point guard Jenny Mathis sets up tl 
play in a home contest against rival, Covenant. 


vs. Knoxville 


vs. Mt. Vernon 


vs. Viginia Intermont 


vs. Asbury 


vs. King 


vs. Alice Lloyd 


vs. King 


vs. Covenant 


vs. Covenant 


vs. Lee 


vs. Virginia Intermont 


vs. Conerstone 


vs. Tusculum 


vs. Alice Lloyd 


vs. Montreat 


vs. Bluefield 


vs. Clinch Valley 


vs. Milligan 


vs. Tennessee Weslyan 

74-80 j 

vs. Montreat 


vs. Lee 


vs. Florida A&M 


vs. Bluefield 


vs. Pillsbury 


vs. Milligan 


vs. Trinity Christian 


vs. Temple 


vs. Tusculum 


vs. Emmanuel 


vs. Clinch Valley 


vs. Temple 


vs. Tennessee Weslyan 58-66 

vs. UNC Ashville 


Sophomore Melody Sheddan earned the MVP 
award in women's tennis this year. 

84 Bryan Illustrated 



vs. Lincoln Memorial 


vs. Tusculum 


vs. Milligan (W)1-8, 


vs. Lee (W)1-8, 


vs. Tennessee Weslyan 


vs. King (W)2-7, 


vs. Lincoln Memorial 


vs. Lee (W)0-9, 


vs. Tennessee Weslyan i 


vs. Tusculum (W)0-9, 


vs. Milligan (W)0-9, 


Asbury College detenderss can only watch as se- 
nior Kris Clinton flies in for a finger-tip lay up. 


vs. Sue Bennett 


vs. Alice Lloyd 


vs. Covenant 


vs. Lee 


vs. Covenant 


vs. Alice Lloyd 


vs. Bluefield 


vs. Bluefield 


vs. Montreat 


vs. Tusculum 


vs. Anderson 


vs. Tennessee Weslyan 


vs. Asbury 


vs. Virginia Intermont 


vs. King 


vs. Bluefield 


vs King 


vs. Covenant 


vs. Virginia Intermont 


vs. Tusculum 


vs. Montreat 


vs. Clinch Valley 


vs. Tennessee Weslyan 


vs. Clinch Valley 


vs. Milligan 



vs. Tusculum 



Giving us something to cheer about. For the sec- 
ond year in a row Bryan's hooters were the NCCAA 
District II Champions and earned the right to play 
in the NCCAA National Tournament. 


vs. Covenant 


vs. Montreat Anderson 


vs. Tusculum 


vs. Milligan 


vs. Crown 


vs. Johnson Bible College 


vs. Cumberland 


vs. Lee 


vs. Clinch Valley 


vs. Bluefield 


vs. King 


vs. Tennessee Temple 


vs. Montreat Anderson 


vs. Tusculum 


vs. Milligan 


vs. Crown 


vs. Lincoln Memorial 


vs. Covenant 


vs. Tennessee Temple 


NCCAA District Tournament 

vs. Anderson 


vs. Judson 


vs. Temple 


vs. Lee 


vs. Lee 


vs. Freed-Hardeman 


vs. Cumberland 


vs. Clinch Valley 


vs. Bluefield 


vs. King 


TVAC Tournament 

vs. Milligan 


vs. Bluefield 

1 -2 1 

vs Covenant 

2-0 1 

vs. Milligan 



vs. Sue Bennett 


vs. David Lipscomb 5-0 , 

vs. Asbury 


vs. Cumberland 4-0 

vs. Cedarville 


T-VAC Quarter-finals 

vs. Asbury 


vs. Tennessee Wesleyan 3-0 

vs. Tusculum 


T-VAC Semi-finals 

vs. U of Alabama-Huntsville 


vs. Lee 2-4 i 

vs. Milligan 


District II Semi-finals 

vs. Lee 


vs. Southern Weslyan 4-0 

vs. Tennessee Temple 


NCCAA Dist. II Championship 

vs. Covenant 


vs. Anderson 3-1 

vs. Martin Methodist 


National Tournament 

vs. Montreat 


vs. Malone 0-1 i 

vs. Tennessee Wesleyan 


vs. Pacific Christian 2-4 

vs. Bluefield 


vs. Western Pacific 1-3 < 

Wait til next year Bryan's Women's Soccer team 
will compete as h varsity sport in the fall of 1996. 

Bryan Illustrated 85 


The tennis team: Making a raquet 

by Gayle Couch 

MVP Melody Sheddan cuts her back- 
hand for a surprise short drop ball. 

The 1 996 tennis team worked through a 
lot of problems this year to show a 
marked improvement. Bad weather and 
scheduling difficulties made for a rough 
start to the season, but things smoothed 
out eventually and the team began to pull 

Coach Bill Rush was not always 
able to be at practices or matches due to 
his responsibilities at the local YMCA, 
so the team got to "try out" several 
coaches throughout the season. Coach 
Beck took the girls team to LMU and 
her pre-match pep talk helped the girls 
to pull out a few close ones. Coach 
Zensen became the winningest tennis 
coach in Bryan College history as he 
guided the girls team to victory at TN 
Weslyan. Claudio Flores became a 
regular addition to the team and an im- 

portant asset. Even though he was here 
for soccer, his professional tennis expe- 
rience cam in handy and the teams fun- 
damentals improved along with 
Claudio's English. 

The women won two of their 
matches as a team, and every player put 
up a lot of good fights, sometimes win- 
ning, and sometimes losing, but always 
making it an exciting match. 

The men's team won its first 
team victory ever this season in a very 
close final match against Milligan Col- 
lege, allowing seniors Bryan Eck and 
Daniel Johnson to end their BC tennis 
careers with a bang. Eck and Johnson 
are the only tennis players that are gradu- 
ating this year, so there will be many 
returning players next year with a lot of 
potential to make it a winning season. 

1995-96 tennis team:(Top left) Charles 
Fox, Cory Kreuger, Melody Sheddan, 
Brian Osborne, Tiffany Snyder, Gayle 

Couch, Melinda Snead, Tracy Schultz, 
Kim Mauger, Mandy Wills, Brian Eck, 
Brad Fox, Nate Bauman. 

Stroking her forehand, Melinda 
Snead, the first seed, places the ball 
for a winning shot. 

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Here's How Y 
Play the Gam 

by Travis Ricketts 

In a sport filled with superstars who 
have endorsement contracts eight 
times as large as their multi billion 
dollar deals for lacing up their 
sneakers, Bryan's basketball team 
remained a throwback to the good 
old days of team basketball. Their 
record did not sparkle with excessive 
"W s", but their testimony to the 
world remained a beacon to the 
basketball world with whom they 
came into contact. 

For the fans in the stands and 
the friends on the bench, the most 
valuable moments were exhibitions 
of Christ-like leadership exhibited by 
young men who had matured in their 
walk while here at Bryan under the 
able eye of Coach Mo. The season 
started pretty dismally for the Lions, 
as they entered Christmas without a 
single win. Undaunted, however, the 
team entered the new year with re- 
newed vigor and fire in their legs. A 
close three-point loss to Florida 
A&M encouraged the Lions as they 
saw that with a huge effort, the Lions 
could be a lethal and potent force 
against any opponent. Buoyed by 
this close loss to a Division IA school, 
Bryan travelled to Chicago and won 
their first game and entire tourna- 
ment. Conference play resumed in 
January and the Lions continued their 
charge towards the top of the TVAC. 
Close games and hard fought play 

38 Bryan Illustrated/Men's Basketball 

turned into losses, but the Lions hung 
tough to secure a playoff spot in Dis- 
trict play. 

The season definitely could not 
be measured by a simple win-loss 
column. For example, Steve Barber 
genuinely smiled at the officials as 
they blew their whistles and pointed 
in his general direction. Another of 
the memorable "Kodak moments" 
were the dozens of times that Bryan 
seniors pulled their opponents up off 
of the floor with genuine concern for 
their welfare. 

Perhaps this bunch of young 
men's greatest legacy is exemplified 
by a comment made to the coach by 
one of the Lion's opponents who had 
faced the Lions for the last four years. 

"Coach. I have enjoyed playing 
Bryan more than any other school. 
Your players practice what they 
preach," he said. 

Giving a Vital Hand 

by Ben Simpson 

Men's Team: (Top left) Coach 
Michalski, Brian Eck, Randy Evans, Tir 
Lien, Jeff Baker, Steve Barber, Kris 
Clinton, Tim Stewart, Ken Chapman, 
Andrea Kemp (MGT), Andrew 
Robertson, John Stonestreet, Michael 
McClenton, Pete Stone, Matt Bostic, 
Jon Harris, Bryan Osborne, Asst. 
Travis Ricketts. 

The Bryan College men's basketball 
team huddles up to discuss strategy 
before a big game. 

Student Trainers: Patrick Muncey, 
Travis Smith, Jason Schultz, Emily 
Mayo, Head Trainer Seth Kinley, 
Cyndee Hays. 

Student trainers are a major part 
of what makes up our Athletics 
department. Though few in number, 
they make up for it in their importance 
that they have to every sporting event. 
The action that our Lions put on 
couldn't happen without our sports 
medicine staff. 

With the help of our on-staff 
Head trainer Seth Kinley, Bryan 
College has developed a minor in sports 
medicine. Seven students are involved 
with the program this year. They are 
Kyle Devaney (Head Student Trainer). 
Cyndee Hays, Tiavis Smith, Patrick 
Muncey, Ciaylc Couch, Emily Mayo, 
and Jason Schultz. The students on staff 


are required to be certified in both CPR 
and First aid, which makes them 
qualified in what they do."," said 

Many things go on at games that 
the crowd doesn't know about. There 
are things that keep the wheels of the 
team greased while they play so they 
can focus on the task at hand. The 
student trainers with head Trainer 
Kinley have a hand in those 
underworkings that go. Senior Cager 
Peter Stone reports, "with all of the 
responsibility Seth has, his student 
trainers arc vital; even though Seth does 
an excellent job he relies on them 

Men's Basketball/Bryan Illustrated 89 


Overcoming Obstacles 

by Shauna Murray 

It was a slow start for the 1995- 
1996 Lady Lions, but God and a little 
hard work brought the girls through to 
earn a place in the TVAC tournament 
for the first time in Bryan College his- 
tory. In the beginning, such a positive 
outcome for the season looked impos- 
sible. Troubles began early in the sea- 
son when Michelle Downy, the team's 
crucial force in the post position, was 
told she had too many credit hours to 
play. Fortunately this was confirmed 
before games started so adjustments 
were made, but this left Coach Ratledge 
with only two posts, Angie Jarboe, a 
freshman, Shauna Murrey, a sopho- 
more, and Jodi Hadlock, a senior. She 
also came to rely on tow powerful for- 
wards, Cara Dulaney, a freshman, and 
Andrea Moore. This, however, was 
only the start of their troubles, as defeats 
started piling up and the team morale hit 
an all-time low. Something desperately 
needed to break for the team. 

Despite the high expectations of the 
coaching staff and players, the season 
was quickly slipping through their fin- 
gers. With only one win for the first 
semester, and three players leaving the 
team, it seemed as if any chance for re- 
demption was beyond the team's hands. 

Christmas Break passed slowly for 
those returning to complete the season. 
A grim determination marked those who 
returned early from their break for an 
intense restructuring time before the 
girls' first game for the second-semes- 
ter began. With one addition, Sarah 
Anne Strickland, a freshman transfer, 
the team refocused their attention on 
unity and glorification of God. With 
some inspirational words (and a few 
conditioning sessions) Coach Ratledge 
whipped her team into a holy frenzy, 

Point guard Jenny Mathis fakes her 
opponent and dribbles toward the 

90 Bryan Illustrated/Women's Basketball 

MVP Emily Mayo shoots an outside 
jump shot over her opponent's head. 

bringing back the fighting 
spirit that had been so preva- 
lent during pre-season. 
Though the girls lost the first 
game, they played consider- 
ably better than they had in any 
of the first semester games. 
Some of the players even said 
it was like playing on a whole 
new team. In their second 
game, the girls finally had that 
taste of victory they had 
worked so hard to earn. The 
team's play was marked with 
the unity, which had been miss- 
ing the first semester. The girls 
were playing with better atti- 
tudes, and more intensity, not 
to mention a killer defense. 
Crowd support increased as the 
girls earned an invitation to the 
Tennessee/Virginia Athletic 
Conference tournament for the 
first time in the history of 
Bryan's Women's Basketball. 
The team had to go through 
some rough waters, but just as 
Jesus calmed the storm, so He 
uplifted the girls' spirits and 
guided them to a distinguished 

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tfter two trips to the 
T orld Series in the 90s, 
e Atlanta Braves finally 

bring home the title. 

catcher Javier 
mself into his teammates arms 
hard-won sixth game victory ov< 
Champs Cleveland Indians. Aide 
itching of Series MVP Tom Glavine, 
vinner Greg Maddux and the nearly 
flawless relief of Mark Wohlers, Atlanta offense 
was aided by third baseman Chipper Jones and 
David Justice's series winning home run. 

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Baseball superstar and role model 
par excellance Cal Ripkin Jr., 
eclipsed Lou Gehrig's record for con- 
secutive games on Sept 6, 1995. As 
the Baltimore Oriole shortstop took 
the field for his 2,131st consecutive 
game, Baltimore fans gave him a 22 
minute standing ovation amidst a 
showering of fireworks. 

Steffi Graf beat Monica Seles to win 
her fourth U.S. Upen Title and her 
third consecutive Grand Slam Title 
(Earlier this year she won both the 
French Open and Wimbledon). Graf, 
who played in spite of a bone bruise 
on one foot and the burden of know- 
ing her father was in a German prison, 
was overshadowed by the comeback 
of stabbing victim Monica Seles. 



■ Nebraska football fans cheered as their team destroyed 
Florida State in the "national championship" and later 
mourned the loss of back-up quarterback Brook Berringer 
who died in a plane crash days before the NFL draft. 

■ Cleveland Brown fans were shocked and angered by owner 
Art Model's decision to move the team to Baltimore. 

■ Pro Football's winningest coach Don Shula stepped down 
after a tough season. He was replaced by former Dallas coach 
and TV commentator Jimmy Johnson. 

■ Nashville will be the new home of the Houston Oilers fran- 
chise, and may soon get a pro hockey team. 

■ The Chicago Bulls made history by winning 72 regular 
season games. They lost only 10 games during the season. 
Led by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the antics of Dennis 
Rodman the Bulls were invincible at playoff time, gaining the 
NBA.title without even the threat of elimination. 

■ The death of skater Serge Grinkov shocked the world when 
the 29-year-old athlete died of a heart attack on the ice. 

■ 1996 marks the beginning of the new American pro soc- 
cer league-Major League Soccer 

■ Kentucky University surprised no one when the finished 
March Madness with the title. The Wildcats defeated Syra- 
cuse in the final game to bring home the top honors in bas- 

■ Magic Johson made a second comback and then retired. 

In Dallas 

winning is 
The Cowboys 
defeated the 
Steelers, 27- 
17 in Super 
Boxl XXX to 
gain their 4th 
Super Bowl 
trophy in five 

Lec cbe QAmes wq\v> 

II eyes turned to ATLANTA, Georgia, for the 

Centennial edition of the modern 

Olymdictl games. The flame from Greece landed in Los Angeles 

on April 27, 1996 and began a 84-day, 42-state trek to the 

opening ceremony on July 19. The torch relay wil include 

80|(i)iformer and present Olympians, celebreties such as 

farmer president Jimmy Carter and Garth Brooks, 

500 community heroes and 2,500 winners of the 

Coca Cola's "Share the Spirit" program. 


Balance Without Burnout: 

Sports, Studies 
& Relationships 

by Joy Motte 

MeetRenae Speichinger, a jun- 
ior Education major. This future 
teaches is a unique asset to Bryan 
College and her friends around her. 

Renae first heard about Bryan 
College from her parents, who are 
both alumni. Her first visit to Bryan 
was at Caravan in the spring of her 
senior year of high school. 

It was here that Renae first be- 
came involved in varsity college 
sports. She tried out for volleyball 
and basketball and made both teams. 
Renae says, "I instantly fell in love 
with the people at Bryan and after 
my visit here, the decision to come 
was easy." 

As soon as Renae set foot on 
campus as a freshmen, she began to 
play volleyball, just as she had all 
throughout high school. 

Volleyball is not the only sport 
Renae has been involved in. She 
also played basketball in high school 
and continued in her freshmen year 
at Bryan. 

What position does Renae play 
on the team? Renae explains, "I play 
just about any position that the 
coach puts me in, except the setter. 
I'm not really a 'superstar' player, 
continued on page 95 

Versatile player, Renae Speichinger 
prepares to jump up for a spike. 

§4 Bryan Illustrated 

but I'm consistent wherever the 
coach puts me." 

Being on the volleyball team is 
not Renae's only role in college. She 
also holds the responsibilty of the 
high course load required of all edu- 
cation majors, plus she works as an 
office assistant and an RA. Accord- 
ing to Renae, "Managing your time 
while being in a sport is hard to do, 
as any athlete would tell you. I re- 
ally like to be busy though, so I 
guess it's pretty fun. I guess the key 
to me not going crazy being an RA, 
playing ball, and carrying a full 
coarse load was figuring out what 
my top priorities were and go from 

Renae has learned a lot through 
having so many responsibilities. 
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from page 95 

She went further on to 

explain this by saying, 
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lege years is that above 
all, your relationships 
are what really count. 
First your relationship 
with God and then 
your relationship with 
those around you. 
That is not to say you 
shouldn't study, but with the 
strength and support you draw 
from your friends and God, the 
other things don't seem so over- 

I know that the support of 

while on the team. 
Renae's most memo- 
rable moments in vol- 
leyball are not neces- 
sarily a play in a game, 
but the fun and fellow- 
ship that is enjoyed by 
the girls on the team. 
Renae said, "The trips, 
practices, etc.. create 
such a unity and a 
great group of 

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Amy Lien and Christen Winkler do their 
job as they block an opponent's spike. 


it out 

Inexperience blocks 
team's chance at 
post season play 

by Amy Lien 

On August 14, a week before school 
started the volleyball players came back 
and endured a week of pre-season train- 
ing. Freshman learned the one mile 
around the school otherwise known as 
the Maranatha Mile. The Triangle, the 
dreaded sprints, and pool time workouts 
made it easy to distinguish between the 
players who had stuck with a summer 
program and those who hadn't. As the 
week wore on, heat exhaustion and 
muscle aches were on everyone's mind, 
but the week ended as soon as it came, 
and minds were focused on the basics 
and the never-ending drills. 

It was time to show what kind 
of talent was on the team. Each person 
showed that she could contribute a piece 
to the team. Four new freshman added 
key elements: outside hitter Tara Barker, 
middle blocker Amy Lien, setter Cheri 
Stone, and back-row specialist Tina 
Johnson. Now it was a matter of put- 
ting all the pieces together. 

Getting used to the people on a 
team takes time, so starting off the sea- 
son was a slow process. At times frus- 
tration set in and many of the players 
got discouraged that the outcome of a 
game never fully showed how much of 
an effort was put in. Younger players 
See SWEATIN' on page 98 

Volleyball/Bryan Illustrated 97 


from page 97 
didn't realize 
how far the 
team had come 
from years be- 
fore. Fans from 
other schools 
though, and 
commented that 
Bryan volley- 
ball was really 
starting to be- 
come a solid unit. 

The volleyball team'sl6-17 
record doesn't reflect the close fights in 
five Lion's battles fought hard against 
league rivals. Looking back on the year 
Coach Jerri Beck stated that she was 
"...very encouraged and proud of the 
steps we took during the year both with 
taking a step up with talent and charac- 
ter. Simply because we were a young 
team and it took 
a lot of dicipline 
to make a solid 

strong finish, 
placing fourth 
in TVAC, gives 
the team some- 
thing exciting 
to anticipate for 
next year. Beck 
said. "It looks 
like we are 
headed in the 
right direc- 

Individual honors went to 
Christin Winkler who made NAIA 
Academic All-American. Renae 
Speichinger and Winkler were TVAC 
and NCCAAScholor Athletes. Winkler 
and Amy Lien made NCCAA All Dis- 

Team huddles always were rather per- 
plexing to Amy Lien 

Renae Speichinger waits for a Lion op- 
portunity as Amy Lien bumps her the ball. 

Christin Winkler and Gayle Couch con- 
verse as Tara Barker eavesdrops. 

Tina Johnson demonstrates perfect form 
for a serve 

trict. Lien was number one in the nation 
for her serving ace average. Winkler 
was number 1 in the nation for her pass- 
ing percentage. 

! Bryan Illustrated/Volleyball 


Braving the 
Elements . . . 

Spirit Boosters give 
Lions the added edge 

by Jenni Esch 

Lion Cheerleaders had a busy year this 
year cheering for both men's soccer and 
basketball. The squad is faithfully and 
vocally supports the Lions at every 
home game, and they had the opportu- 
nity to travel to many of the away games 
this year. 

They really felt the pressure 
during the overlap of the soccer and 
basketball seasons, yet they pulled 
through for them both by making it to 
the first men's basketball home game 
and supporting the soccer team at all 
three of their NCCAA nationals games 
at Lee College. Sophomore Jeremy 
Davidson fa member of the soccer 
team) said, "Regardless of how we did 
the cheerleaders continued to encour- 
age us and kept our spirits up." 

The members of the squad are: 
Tracy Stone - Captain for the 2nd year, 
Brooke Shepherd - Co-Captain for the 
2nd year, Kristin Kocher, Christina 
Day, Kristy Mattson. Liz Tidwell, 
Shay Haynes, Elizabeth Clark - The 
Lion, and Brad .Johnson. 

The Cheerleaders keep them- 
selves busy practicing two hours a 
light, four nights a week working on 

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Cheerleaders pep up the crowd in the hopes of an- 
other victory 

Cheering for the Bryan Lions, Shay Haynes' spirit 
demonstrates that "Dynamite comes in small pack- 

The cheerleading squad cheers on the Bryan soccer 
team to lift up their spirits 

new cheers and routines to keep the 
crowd pumped during games. Their 
work seems to pay off according to John 
Maggard, "The Cheerleaders really 
provide pep in those close games in 
Summer's Gymnasium." The members 
dI the squad also seem to find rewards 
from the time they spend: Tracy Stone 
says. "I've cheered sinee elementary 

school and all four years here and even 
though it's just an extra-curricular 
activity, I'm really going to miss the ball 
games and the girls that I've grown close 
to." "Cheerleading is really not only a 
great way to work out, but also a real 
encouragement and a chance to uplift 
each other," says Brooke Shepherd. 

Cheerleading/Bryan Illustrated 99 


It's A 

—Making it to the 
Playoffs, that is. 

by Mark Wegner 

Finishing with an impressive 12-3-3 regu- 
lar season record, the Lions won the district 
again this year, shutting out Southern 
Wesleyan College 4-0 and defeating Ander- 
son 3-1. 

Coach Sandy Zensen said of the sea- 
son, "This was definitely a stronger team— 
and more talented; next year's team looks 
just as good, if not better." 

The Lions won some big games in the 
season, and many players earned honors. 
They fought to a scoreless tie with Cov- 
enant, a team that has beaten them every 
year. Nationally ranked Lee was another 
tough opponent standing in the Lions' way, 
but the Red and Gold defeated the Flames 
2-1. Another memorable tie was the 
Tusculum game, a rain drencher at home, 
which wound up in at 2-2. 

Brandon Lorenzon led the Lions with 
20 goals for the season and Mattie Davies 
added 12. 

Junior defender Claudio Arias also 
made headlines when he was sidelined for 
the rest of the season with a broken leg dur- 
ing a contest at University of Alabama 
Huntsville. The senior sweeper plans to re- 

Jason Schultz dribbles through a tight spot 
; with thefcali in check. 

Team leader Claudio Arias makes a heads- 
up pass between Anderson defenders to 
get the ball to Freshman-standout Tim 

George Raev profits with a point when he 
found this hole between Southern 
Wesleyan defenders. 

TVAC Coach 
of the Year 

by Gayle Couch 

After leading the Lions through another 
winning season Dr. Sandy Zensen was 
honored at the NCAA National Tourna- 
ment at Lee College by receiving the 

turn to the playing field next year. 

In addition to losing the veteran back 
field player just as his teammate, and brother, 
Felipe got healthy and was about to make 
the Lion defense invincible, two big disap- 
pointments for the Lions were the homecom- 
ing loss to Martin Meredith and losing in 
the tournament. 

Zensen was disappointed that they 
failed to advance in the tournament. They 
were the second seed going in. But he said, 
"Just to get there makes you a winner, no 
matter how you play" They finished 8th 
overall, and Zensen was named NCCAA Di- 
vision I Coach of the Year. Along with the 
Lions outstanding play was their outstand- 
ing attitude. They were recognized for "true 
good sportsmanship" by the Southeastern In- 
tercollegiate Soccer Officials Association. 
The award is not given out annually; it is 
only given out to a team that especially dis- 
plays excellent sportsmanship in their play. 

award for Coach of the Year. 

Coach Zensen has been with 
Bryan for six years now and has never 

failed to show his superiority as a coach. 
Although he balances several full-time 
type jobs he still manages to give 100% 
of himself in each area. There is no 
doubt about how much he cares for his 
players as he integrates his faith with his 
coaching. Freshman Matt Young stated 
that, "Pretty much all the guys I've 
talked to think he's the best coach." 
Bryan College is looking forward to 
more seasons with the touch that only 
Coach Zensen can give. 

Individual honors went to Davies, 
who was named first team TVAC, first team 
NCCAA All-American, and was on NC- 
CAA All-District Team 2 along with 
Davidson, Arias, Lorenzen, and Eck. 
Davidson and Eck were also named NC- 
CAA All-Americans. 

Three Freshmen, Matt 
Young, Tim Reed, and 
Andy Sarine come from 
the field after a tough 

Jeremy Davidson 
dribbles to see the light 
of the goal before he 
takes a shot. 

Soccer/Bryan Illustrated 101 


Bryan's Cinderellas: 

A "rags to riches story" of the 
ladies' club team and its fight 

to become a varisty sport. 

by Sarah Hurley 


uring the Woman's soc- 
cer game. 

The Bryan's Women's Soccer Team has 
shown serious commitment to practice 
though facing many challenges on the field. 
They have proven themselves to have a 
strong team spirit of cooperation and have 
held true to their faith in the Lord. Melissa 
Vaughn says, "We became more unified to- 
wards the end of 
the year in being 
able to understand 
each other and how 
we all play." The 
girls pulled to- 
gether, under the 
leadership of Cap- 
T& Mandy 

Mayhood to have 
their best year 
ever! They not 
only won games, 
they won the re- 
spect of other 
Bryan College stu- 
dents and that of 
people from other schools. 

Coach Rick Anderson has played 
a huge part in the team's development. He 
has been there from the beginning when the 
Soccer Club was introduced five years ago. 
He has volunteered his assets in order to help 

102 Bryan Illustrated/Club Sports 

A bad call from the referee 
catches Mandy Mayhood and 
Kory Ottos' attention. 

the team along. He did not put extreme 
pressure on the girls, but always encouraged 
them to do their best and allowed them to 
see the good in themselves. His sacrifices 
have finally paid off as next year a dream is 
turning into a: because the Lady Lion's Soc- 
cer Club is joining the ranks as an intercol- 
legiate varsity 
team. "To the 
girls," stated 
Susie Warren, 
"this was a year of 
trying to prove 
ourselves and 
Bryan's Women's 
Soccer Team is 
forever grateful 
for Coach's com- 
mitment to us." 

Many memo- 
ries were made 
during the season 
as the team was 
presented with the 
opportunity of playing many big colleges 
and some division 1 teams. Some of the 
highlight games were against UTK, UTC, 
Ohio State, University of Alabama at Hunts- 
ville, and the Homecoming game. Perhaps 
the memory most of the girls will hold. 

though, is when they went to Nocalula Fall; 
before the game against University of Ala- 
bama at Huntsville. They were walking ir 
a park and stopped at a waterfall, where the) 
were introduced to the legend behind the 
waterfall. The legend is of An Indian pnn 
cess named Nocalula that was in love wit! 
an Indian brave 
but her fathe: 
wished for her tc 
marry someone 
else. She decidec 
that instead of mar- 
rying someone she 
did not love she 
would rather jump 
from the top of a 
waterfall, to her 
death. The 

women's soccer 
team began the tra- 
dition of saying "1- 
2 - 3 . . . 
fore the start of the second half of each 
game. They started this tradition because 
they expressed the opinion that they were 
willing to sacrifice themselves for the love 
of soccer and the love of the Lord. 

Amanda Hicks struts her stuff as 
she kicks the ball down the field. 


What's in a name? 

How would a team change according to it's motto? 

by John Stonestreet 

The stands are just about full for the deciding 
game. The winner goes on to the playoffs; the losers 
hang up the uniforms for the year. On the floor of 
Summer's, the visiting team is huddled around their 
bench discussing last minute issues as the last of the 
Bryan Lion starters is introduced and takes his place in 
the mid-court huddle. The crowd prepares for what is 
to follow, the game, of course. Then, practically oblivious to 
all the spectators in the building, just like every other game, it 
happens. It appears to be nothing new, so no one takes special 
notice. Anticipating the iminent contest, it goes without 
acknowledgement that a small group of guys just made a ver- 
bal commitment in the presence of a couple hundred witnesses 
to an Almighty God. The words just seemed to flow. They 
were the same words that had been said every other time right 
before tip-off. It isn't really accurate to call it a commitment 
is it? Those aren't words to the Heavenly Father, are they? 
Commitments are made at "spiritual times," right? It's more 
of an expression of team unity through the use of a motto, 
don't you think? I mean, every team has a motto, don't they? 
Ours just happens to be "All For Him." 

How many times did I turn that commitment to my 
Savior into a hollow waste of breath this past season? How 
many times did the utterance of that catchy little phrase have 
no bearing in how I chose to represent that "Him?" When the 
man 1 was attempting to guard scored, as he told me all about 
it. could he see Christ in my reaction? Or as the referee blew 
yet another call, did I react as Jesus would have? How about 
that extra hard illegal screen that I set, or that unnoticed retali- 
tion to a cheap shot, or that disapproving glance at Coach's 
substitution for me? Did I hold to my commitment? No, as 
the game began, that phrase would all too often be placed on 
the backburner as I dealt with what was "important" at the 
moment, winning and saving face-not necessarily in that or- 

Every athletic team at Bryan has their own motto, and 
SVery athlete at Bryan has probably claimed a motto at one 
time or another. It is real easy to approve of these mottos and 
BVCT1 easier to claim them as our own, but what is their signifi- 
cance to Christian athletes'.' Shall we not suppose that these 

placements are nothing less than Divine appointments, 
just as Esther was placed in the king's household "for 
such a time as this"? I realize that the analogy between 
college athletics and the slaughter of the Jewish nation 
may seem a bit presumptuous, but is our God not 
soveriegn? Are the souls of another university's ath- 
letes not as significant as the souls of those sought out 
by PCI and Break for Change? Does the factor of a different 
shade of uniform eliminate our responsibility as proclaimers 
of God's redemptive plan? Does the ridiculous, purposeful 
failure of a referee warrant overlooking the way Christ ignored 
our infinite failures as He died for us? The cost of forgiving 
the zebra versus the cost of forgiving the "sins of the world?" 
Result: NO CONTEST. 

Athletics is a unique gift to the growing Christian. Prac- 
tically every situation in life is dealt with at a smaller scale in 
the course of a season. Whether being down two sets to none 
in a best of five match, or experiencing a monumental win as 
the ball finds the back of the net in the final minute of the dis- 
trict finals; whether your closest friend on the team fails to 
make the grades to play second semester or the backup to your 
position is the exact opposite personality type of you; whether 
the coach sees fit to bench you or you miss the buzzer beater to 
send your team into the playoffs, the mountains and valleys of 
athletics are in most cases a miniature model of the mountains 
and valleys of life. The crazy thing is that the same God made 
them both and ordained them in the lives of Bryan College 
athletes. A man named Oswald Chambers once said that the 
characteristics we show in our present surroundings are very 
good indications of what we will be like in other surroundings. 
Yet, this does not make our present surroundings a "practice 
run" for the real thing. It is our responsibility to prove faithful 
where we are at now. 

Next year will come, with new faces on new teams with 
new mottos. They will be catchy little phrases that will contain 
severe implications of surrender and commitment to God for 
the truly interested. As his Lions, may we never entertain fears 
of losing, but only fears of winning at something that doesn't 

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A brief note 
on Bryan 

An Outreach To Our World! 

The R.A.'s 
An inside look 
at what makes 
them tick. 

Opening Night 
CG goes behind the 
scenes with the 
Hilltop Players 



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Cover Story 


CG takes an inside 
look at what makes 
PCI tick. 

Theater Groups 


We go on stage to get the 
behind-the-scenes look. 



Working for us. CG 
reviews what they have 
accomplished this year. 



CG gets in the dirt with 
the papers of Bryan. 

Music Groups 

CG listens as the 
college sings. 


Ben Simpson 

Assistant Editors 

Melinda Snead 

Tim Lien 

Regional Editor 
Karin Carpenter 

Design Editor 
Ken Conad 


Jeff Palson 





Jeremy Toliver 

Staff Writers 

Heather Arwe 

Joy Motte 

Jenni Esch 


Amy Lien 

Bobby Lay 

Kelly Griffis 

Sarah Hurley 


Practical Christian 




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vfical Christian Invo 
one of the activities that keeps tl 
hands of Bryan students in the 
community. A wide variety of min-. 
istries gives a chance for anyone: 
to help spread the word of Godj 
throughout Dayton. Through PCIJ 
students often get a chance to se# 
God through this "Hands on Expe- 
rience in Faith." In the following'' 
pages CG takes a look at what f| 
has to offer. < 




nd§ On* Experience in Faith 

Gimpers Kaiherine IJyri 
(arson Lester, Crystal Turner, I 
Jess Sharkey, and Andy Gra* 
ham f>ei .1 little lo involved 
when Ihey resort lo arugjlig 
wiih their puppets. 

Spreading the Good News 

BC Students get a 
Change in the Norm 

Break For Change f} 

( by Quinton Kocher J 

Break for Change, Bryan 
College's assignment to short-term 
mission projects, gave around 50 
people the opportunity to put them- 
selves in a position of complete 
servanthoocl for God. Preparation and 
prayer began early in the fall semes- 
ter and when Spring Break arrived, 
the plan was underway. 

The first group of ten left Bryan's 
sleeping campus and headed for the 
island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. 
En route to their objective, the team 
made stops in Atlanta, Miami, and 
Nassau before arriving in Eleuthera. 
On the island, they met with some 
members of Woodland park Baptist 
Church and got aquainted. Something 
else our students got aquainted with 
was the th fact that their initial plan 
was not exactly the same as God's. 
They had intended to begin construct- 
ing a church in an area known as 
James Cistern but the resources were 
not readily available. Brad fox said, 
"It was like God wadded up our itiner- 
ary and threw it out the window." So 
with a few adjustments, the team be- 
gan their ministery attending church 
and school services and conducting 
their own programs of worship and 
testimony. They shared The Wordless 
Book with the natives who were ap- 
preciative and interested to learn. Near 
the end of the week some supplies 
were provided and the team was able 
to do some constructing. It had be- 
come clear that God's purpose for 
them being there was primarily shar- 

Chopping onions is one way 
Julie Wright displays the true art 
of culinary cooking. 

ing His Word and physical labor was 
secondary. During their time in 
Eleuthera the team was blessed by see- 
ing individual lives changed and often 
it was some of their own. 

The second team of 1 students 
with Dr. and Mrs. Fouts left on Satur- 
day for Jamaica, where the team would 
be the third annual Bryan group to do 
service at the Caribbean Christian Cen- 
ter for the deaf. Our own graduate, 
Randy Gilbert, welcomed the team and 
helped to get them settled in at the 
campus for deaf children where school 
buildings were in their beginning 
stages. The Jamaica team spent their 
daylight hours working from below the 
ground, up, digging holes and con- 
structing fondation for a dormitory. At 
the week's end there was visual evi- 
dence of their labor in the concrete 
corners and pillars which were 
erected, part of God's reward in tan- 
gible form. During spare time the team 
interacted with the deaf childeren, 
where the language of love was often 
the only means of communication. The 
members of the Jamaica team will ex- 
press their fulfillment in two basic 
ways. God allowed them to affect His 
project in labor and He caused them 
to be affected by the love they shared 
with the Jamaican people. 

The third team of 12 students 
and Dr. Lestmann made their way to 
the chilly urban streets of New York 
City. The first leg of their project had 
the team visisting a shelter known as 
St. Paul's, where they only spent one 
day doing odd jobs. Next, it was four 
days living at Emmaus house, a ref- 
uge of sorts for recovering alcoholics, 
drug-addicts, ex-criminals, and home- 
less. The team's responsibilities var- 
ied from repairing house structures 
to serving food in the kitchen. The 


SBrfipus G r oups 

Eleuthra team members Christina Day, Suzanne Barber, Julie 
Barfield, and Heather Arwe. 

people they had contact with were of- 
ten the less fortunate of New York's 
dwellers. They learned that the home- 
less and underprivileged were people 
just like themselves, with histories and 
futures, and the difference was the in 
the life-cicumstances. With their spare 
time, the NewYork team saw the city 
and its offerings: the subway, crowded 
streets, and neon lights. 

The last team of 1 2 women, lead 
be Natalie Cruver, went to serve the 
Lord in the hills of Appalachia, Ten- 
nessee. The actual name of the area 
is Altamont, and the majority of the 
work was done at a camp for youth 
which needed some repair. The 
women worked with a group who ran 
the camp during the summer and who 
began to refer affectionately to their 
help as Bryan's Women's College. 
After the team had worked at the camp 
for two days, they went into the com- 
munity, visiting specified residences 
and helping out in whatever way was 
necessary. One women simply wanted 
someone to talk to and it was this type 
of interaction that fueled the team's 

Marty Manor: Working hard? 
Hardly working! But having fun 
with Appalachian Break for 

fire. After two days in the community, 
the women returned to Dayton early, 
in an attempt to flee a snow storm. 
They were successful in returning 
safely and just as this team was 
granted safety from God, the other 
three teams arrived back at school 
sound and sure that the Lord's hand 
had been on them. © 

^J Senior Adult Ministeries 

A learning experienece. 

Bryan Students bring joy to 
the elderly as they recieve 
something back (S^h^hed 

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) is 
an outreach to the elderK in the 
nursing homes. Junior Jennifer 
Wilson is the president of SAM. 
E\er\ week Br\an students zoom 
off to the senior centers and nurs- 
ing homes in the Dayton area, 
ministering and sharing the love 
of God with them. The students 
there are a ministry in of itself. 
Manx of the elderly are too weak 
to read and too weak to walk. To 
have someone just to talk to ev- 
ery week is a big encouragement. 

Some of the activities include 
singing, playing the piano, and 
storvtelling, which old folks know 
hov\ to do better than anyone 
else. They pass on decades of 
wisdom, sharing stories of les- 
sons the\ had learned while they 

were growing up. The elderly also 
told how much they enjoyed the 
visits and how much their weeks 
were brightened from them. They 
also love to hear old hymns, so 
those studying piano can work on 
their skills. 

SAM is much more than an 
outreach to the elderly; it is also 
an outreach to the students. Stu- 
dents were able to gain wisdom 
from what their elder friends had 
learned, and it gave them a re- 
freshing break from the business 
of student life. "A lot of times we 
come to encourage them, but it is 
us who feel encouraged when we 
leave," sophomore Andrew 
Heathershawsaid. It is a reward- 
ing experience for anyone who is 



Maxine relaxes during a 

normal day at The Pinnacle 


Andrew Heathershaw and 
friend Clarence chuckle 
over the good ol' days. 


Andrew Heathershaw and 

Joy Motte visit with friends 
at The Pinnacle. 


Campus Groups 

Planting seeds in Rhea County kids . . . 

Thursday morning mayhem 
yields eternal results @ ^ ****) 

Over 1 00 Bryan students be- 
came teachers in B.E.M., Bible 
Education Ministries, to teach 
God's word to the school-aged 
kids in Rhea County . In a time 
span of about eight minutes, 30 
cars speed down Bryan hill to 
reach their destination. "At times 
it is mass chaos, but God has 
blessed us; we reach probably 
2000 kids and it's a neat thrill to 
be a part," said senior Brian 
Carden, who was president of 
BEM last year. Melissa Carson 
now takes on the large leader- 
ship role, for B.E.M. is not any 
small task. 

There are the lesson plans, 
the assigning of Bible stories to 
all the students, and the creativ- 
ity needed of each student to re- 
late the story in an interesting 
way. Many act out a Bible story 
to get the kids interested. Sing- 
ing songs such as "My God is so 

Big," flannel graphs, memo- 
rizing verses, and drawing pic- 
tures on the chalkboard are 
also part of the teacher's rep- 
ertoire to get the kids involved. 

To the kids, B.E.M. is es- 
sentially a story hour for them. 
They look forward to it every 
Thursday morning and often 
give B.E.M. teachers a warm 
hug after they finish their 
lesson. Sophomore Kathleen 
Hicks said, "They enjoy it be- 
cause it's not schoolwork and 
they can pick up our excite- 
ment." But there is afar more 
important goal than just the 
teaching aspect. 

The goal of B.E.M. is to give 
the kids a foundation of the 
Bible when they leave. 
Carden said, "Just telling them 
a Bible story plants a seed that 
we will never see prosper. But 
down the road they will say 

'Yeah, I learned that from my 
B.E.M. teacher." It takes time, 
effort, and creativity on the 
part of the students involved, 
but the end results of receiv- 
ing a hug and seeing smiles 
on the kids' faces afterwards 
can be a very rewarding ex- 
perience. ® 

Melinda Snead acts like a 
dead cow as she leads her 
class in a song of "Father 
Abraham" but to the mo- 
tions of the 10 plagues. 

Akari Sakaguchi and John Bailey show the story of David 
and Goliath to their class on flannel graph and sing "Deep 
and Wide." 

Members of B.E.M. are: 

H. Brasher, J Broome, R. Lay, B. Batchelder, J. Zieg, T. Snyder, L. 
McDaniel, D. Walters, R. Evans, S. Teasley, T. McGee, C. Krueger, 
C. Trilol, H. Banks, J. Montgomery, B. Barrick, D. Kyle, J. Bailey, 

A. Davis, S. Martinez, S. Hill, H. Vukin, M. Whisman, A. Sakaguchi, 
L Bursi, J. Hill, D. Smith, J. Woodcock, A. Robertson, B. Carden, 

B. Kreloff, H. Arwe, J. Robinson, M. Carson, A. Davis, K. Hicks, J. 
Daniels, J. Mathis, M. Manor, M. Todd, A. Lien, C. Helpling, M. 
Gann, A. Blaylock, J. Barfield, C. Sofield, J. Wright, A. Yederlinic, 
K. Channell, M. Russell, B. Duncan, M. Wiley, N. Winstead, S. 
Barber, D. Compton, C. Broome, G. Rapp, J. Cheshire, L Velarde, 
R. Olive, T. Luther, A. Lee, B. Nollmeyer, D. Whorley, S. Haynes, 
J. Bruehl, L Tallent, T.R. Black, M. Treat, R. Carson, J. Johnson 

Campus Groups 


More than the ABCs 

Tutors invest in students' future 

Along with student teaching, 
Becky Patterson also found 

time to tutor an elementary 
school student once a week. 

fhe President of tutoring, academic help, and then he 

Daniel Walters, is | ont.u .led b) finds Bryan students In help 
parents whose children need meel those needs. 


Jessica Ritterbush 


Although it is the smallest 
ministry in PCI, the tutoring pro- 
gram allows students to build some 
of the most personalized relation- 
ships possible. After matching 
Dayton area children with Bryan 
College stuclentswho are proficient 
in subject areas, class schedules 
must be coordinated to find a meet- 
ing time. Bryan students meet for 
an hour each week with children 
in grades 1 through 6 from Day- 
ton City, Frazier, and Graysville El- 
ementary Schools. While some stu- 
dents require overall encourage- 
ment in all subjects, many need 
specialized help with reading, 
grammar, or math. PCI primarily 
seeks long-term positions for the 
tutors, providing them with a 
wonderful opportunity to minister 
to the children throughout the 
school year. 

Being a tutor is a rewarding 
experience for both teacher and 

pupil. Bryan students enjoy shar- 
ing their knowledge with local chil- 
dren as well as the chance to build 
relationships that will last. The kids 
may not be crazy about doing 
homework, but they certainly love 
to spend time with Bryan students. 
The encouragement and support 
they receive motivates them to do 
well in school so that they can 
proudly show their tutor their im- 
proved test grades. 

Freshman Amy Nace taught 
math lo a sixth grade girl and she 
said that she really had to learn 
patience. "It was hard to accom- 
plish what you wanted to when (the 
kids) weren't as focused," Amy 
commented. The momentary set- 
backs did not daunt Amy or any of 
the other tutors, however. The ac- 
complishments of their pupils 
clearly show that they were both 
effective teachers and positive in- 
fluences on the lives of these Day- 
ton children. ^ 



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Members of PCI made this all aspects of ministry, including 

poster as a reminder lo pray for luforing. 


Campus Groups 

PALS serving the community as friends and... 


Heroes to a Child 

(by Joy Motte J 

What comes to mind when 
you hear PALS? Do you think 
of friends you have had for 
what seems an eternity? Or do 
you think of the ministry that 
Pratical Christian Involvement 
and Bryan College? If you 
answered "yes" to any of the 
above, you have hit the nail on 
the head. This is what PALS is 
all about. 

But, if you look at the whole 
picture, you will not see any of 
us being pals to those on 
campus; although we do. This 
ministry goes to the children 
who may not have any one to 
go to. Just think how you 
would have felt, as a child, 
when you came back from 
school after failing that test 
you worked so hard on and 
did not have any one to talk to. 

It would not feel very good. 
PALS is here to help bridge 
that gap. 

Those that are PALS often 
interact with these children for 
all the time they are at Bryan. 
They may play games, go to 
the movies, or out to eat, or 
simply spend a day together at 
Bryan. This interaction is 
popular with the Kids that they 
are ministering to. That is why 
it is a very important part of the 
many showcases that PCI has 
to offer. PALS like other parts 
of PCI is about reaching out to 
the community. It takes a lot to 
being a PAL. And even though 
it doesn't seem to be a very 
glamorous job, the people that 
they are reaching out to look 
up to them as they were their 
heros. # 

Many times Tina Godsmark spends her 
free time playing with her pal and getting 
to know her better. 

One of the things Randy Evans loves to 
do is spend time with his pal because he 
says it, "makes me feel like a kid again!" 

John Richardson shows his adorable PAL the 
correct way to hold the bars in a bike. 

ma Campus Groups 


Gimpers hard at work.. 

Pulling at the Heart's strings 

( by Mark Wegner ) 

Gimpers is the puppetry out- 
let of Bryan College, and it is a 
popular and fun way to minister 
to kids in the Rhea county 
schools. Every Thursday morn- 
ing, the Gimpers group hauls 
their trunk of puppets, pvc pipe, 
curtian, tapes and sound equip- 
ment into vans. Then they give 
their performance to eager, wait- 
ing kids. There are two Gimper 
groups-one for kindegarten up to 
third grade and one for third 
grade to sixth. They go to a dif- 
ferent BEM class each week. 

In order for these puppeteers 
to be successful, they must mas- 
ter five basic rules of thumb 
(thumb in the literal sense of the 
word!). Not only must they make 
their puppets have good lip sync 

coordination, but they must make 
them have good mouth action, 
have eye contact with the audi- 
ence, maintain a straight posture, 
and make them look like walking 
up and down stair steps when 
they enter and exit. These are 
the five basics to learning pup- 

Once a week, these dedicated 
Bryan puppeteers practice mak- 
ing the movements of the little 
four-fingered, Felt-covered, 
friends look as real and natural 
as possible. They use pre-re- 
corded tapes and practice in front 
of a mirror on the wall in the PCI 
hallway. Although hours of prac- 
tice leads to only a short ten to 
fifteen minute performance, the 
Gimpers team always brings a 
smile to the kid's faces. © 

Practice makes perfect is the motto 
for the Gimpers team. 

Gimpers gal, Brooke Davis, gives 
her all for the puppet team. 

Many do not realize how much 
time is put into Gimpers. 

Gimpers takes the mirror of 


Campus Groups 

Life and Faith: "Students for Life. 

Students for Life 

Take a stand for the Future 

(by Jackie Johnson ") 

"Students for Life"- upon hear- 
ing that slogan, some freshman 
might be very intimidated - why 
would you want to be a student for 
the rest of your life? -sound like a 
bunch of nerds. 

But no, these students aren't 
dedicated to residing in the 
academia hall of fame, these stu- 
dents are searching for how they can 
aid unwed mothers. These mothers 
are very often teenagers not yet out 
of high school. Rhea county offers 
them an excellent option of who to 
turn to when they think they are 
pregnant - the Women's care Cen- 
ter. The Care Center is an institu- 
tion dedicatedto helping young girls 
avoid abortion and save the babies 
lives. The Center offers pregnancy 
tests, counseling, and practical help 
for any young woman who asks. The 
Center cannot do it alone though; it 
is funded by the donantion of car- 
ing citizens in the community. 

"Students for life" is Bryan 
College's PCI group, headed by 

Melissa Todd and Melody 
Owens smile and walk for a 
good cause. 

Dr. Boling and his daughter 
walk to help raise money for the 
Women's Care Center. 

Brooke Shepherd, that is dedicated 
to helpong the Women's Care Cen- 
ter save lives. There are many ac- 
tivities that the Students involved can 
do to help out. There are students 
that counsel girls, stuff envelopes, 
answer phones, and help out with 
fundraisers. Some fundraisers stu- 
dents have been involved with this 
year to help out have been a 

banquet fundraiser, a Christmas 
drive in which students donated 
items and money for the mothers 
and babies , and more recently the 
"Walk for Life." The "Walk for Life" 
was participated in by students and 
people in the community who had 
friends sponsor them in support of 
the Women's Care Center ministry. 
The walk raised $12,000 through 
this ministry. 

The continuing faithfulness of 
God has made this ministry an ef- 
fective outreach by the Bryan stu- 
dents. "Students for Life" is con- 
tinuing to look froward to all that God 
will do through them in the future. 

The President of 
Students for Life, 
Brooke Shepherd, 

was the coordinator 
of the "Walk for Life," 
and she was very 
involved with the 
Women's Care 

Dr. Dann Brown and Mr. Belisle volunteer their 
for Life." 

time at the "Walk 


Campus Groups 

Faith in action. 

Sweat equity yeilds eternal profit 

by Ben Simpson ) 

Backward Missions is a minis- 
rv of PCI. The purpose of Backyard 
lissions is to reach out to the com- 
riunitv through community service 
or the cause of spreading the love 
if Christ. Activities in the past have 
overed a wide variety of events, in- 
cluding any odd jobs for needy 

On Saturday, March 23, tvventy- 
our students signed up to volunteer, 
he largest group ever. Part of the 
itudents assisted an elderly widow 
\ith \ard work that she was inca- 
jable of attending to. 

The rest of the group worked at 
he Sunbeam Center, a non-profit 
jrganiztion that provides daycare for 
jisabled and foster children, and the 
children of high school mothers. All 
ai the work at the center is done vol- 
untarilv , and there is no funding for 
janitorial or maintainance work. The 
group from Backyard Missions 
painted, mopped, scrubbed, waxed, 
washed, vacuumed, organized, and 

The final project was on Satur- 
day, March 30. Twelve students 
were completing the painting of a 
home which was begun this past 
fall, and the weather had not per- 
mitted it to be completed until re- 
cently. Freshman Crystal Turner 
commented about the project, "The 
best part of the last mission was 
watching Joy Woodcock minister to 
Richard, the son of the family. After 
we left, we were informed that he 
accepted Christ." 

Woodcock added, "We want to 
follow up on him (Richard). We need 
a guy to go out and be a friend and 
mentor to him." 

Woodcock has appreciated 
everyone's participation in the 
project and said, "The Lord has an- 
swered tons of prayers, especially in 
the past few weeks. He's just shown 
His faithfulness and power, and it's 
been very exciting to see." 

Next year Freshman Don Hixon 
will serve as "co-president" with 

Amanda Hicks paints the side of a house one Saturday after- 
noon with Backyard Missions. 

Showing she docs not have ,i fear ol heights is Melissa 
< .it son high up (in >i ladder painting. 

Joy Woodcock, the President of Backyard Missions, stands 
beside Ihe owner of the house thai the students are working on. 

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Hilltop Players: Not Just Playing Around 

"I want people to think of the 
Hilltop Players as being excellence 
and quality in performing arts," said 
Mr. Bernie Belisle, the sponsor of the 
Hilltop Players. This year has been a 
year of creative productions for the 
Hilltop Players. Four plays were 
performed for the student body and 
general populace, two of which were 
student directed. 

The main fall production, Neil 
Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," directed 
by Bernie Belisle and Student Assis- 
tant Sara Beth Nordmoe, depicted an 
emotionally crippled family in 1942. 
Grandma Kurnitz, played by Erin 
Bryant, and her 35 year old retarded 
daugher, played by Tracy Stone, live 
in an apartment in Yonkers. Grandma 
Kurnitz 's son, Eddie, played by Chris 
Fickley, drops his two sons, Walker 
Haynes and Tim McGhee, off to live 
with their grandma because he is in 
debt and need to take an extended trip. 
The plot thickens and the family 
experiences very emotional and trying 

situations as they try to discover who 
they are. 

The student-directed plays, 
"The Red Shoes," directed by Tracy 
Stone, and "The Valiant," directed by 
Walker Haynes, were a big success 
which were enjoyed by all those who 
attended. "The Red Shoes" was about 
an evil gypsy, played by Brian Ward, 
who tricked a Dutch village girl, 
Brooke Shepherd, into putting on 
magical wooden shoes that made 
whoever wore them dance, and they 
could not stop. Finally, Jemmo, 
played by Brad Barrick, helped her by 
betraying his master and getting the 
shoes off. "The Valiant," directed by 
Walker Haynes, was about a man, 
Dave Mundy, who was arrested for 
possiblly murdering a man. He was 
caught between the warden, Alan 
Smith, who felt he was guilty and 
deserved execution, and the minister, 
Nick Daniels, who didn't think he 
should be executed and always gave 
him encouragement. One day, his 

Food is the only thing that keeps Brent 
Campbell sane while operating light 

controls during countless drama perfor- 

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by Sarah Hurley 






Playing the ever tough younger brother is 
Senior Walker Haynes in "Lost in Yon- 
kers," the Hilltop Players fall production. 

Sarah Beth Nordmoe and Tracy Stone 
discuss life in "Our Town," the spring 
Hilltop Players production. 

sister, Monica Rollins, came to visit 
to see if the prisoner was her brother, 
but he told her he was not and sent 
her home to tell their mother he had 
actually died as a valiant soldier. 
Thornton Wilder's ''Our 
Town," directed by Bernie Belisle 
and Student Assistant Tara Luther, is 
about life, love, and marriage in the 
typical town of Grovers Corner, New 
Hampshire. There are two families, 
the (jibbses and the Webbs, living in 
this town. George Gibbs, played by 
Brad Johnson, and Emily Webb, 
played by Tracy Stone, are childhood 
playmates who grow up together and 
one day realize they arc in love witli 

one another. They get married, but 
soon Emily dies and is buried on a 
dismal day. She asks to be allowed to 
re-live one day of her life. In doing 
so, she realizes that things that are 
joyful sometimes bring pain and that 
people should treasure each moment 
they have in life and not let a moment 
pass them by. 

The Hilltop Players are 
continuing the tradition of bringing 
quality and excellence to the audi- 
ence. They have done a wonderful 
job, and with the years coming up, 
many more such productions are 
anticipated. <© 

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Forensics: An oppurtunity to express yourself 

(by Sacheen Harding) 

Communication takes on many 
forms and one of the most dra- 
matic would be that of forensics. 
As an intramural competition it 
encourages students to overcome 
their stage fright and perform in 
a variety of ways. If you like to 
roll up your sleeves, get down to 
the facts, and engage in a head 
to head discussion, debate would 
be your thing. Prose or poetry 
can lull your heart with a rhythm 
and rhyme of it's own. Careful 
preparation as well as the ability 
to think fast on your feet would 
aid your efforts in the informative 
and extemporaneous speech cat- 
egories. Dramatic duo brings the 
opportunity for interaction on a 
theatrical level. Scripture read- 
ings provide a chance to convey 
the truth of God's Word. But the 
most honored tradition in the fo- 
rensics competition is the read- 
ing of excerpts from William Jen- 
nings Bryan's "The Cross of Gold" 

Every semester one morning 
chapel is set aside for forensics 
as well as performances given in 
the evenings. Participants from 
all four classes go head to head 
in an intramural competition in 
an effort to boost their class 
points. But for some it is not just 
an attempt to gain points but an 
opportunity to express themselv 
through the literary works c: oth- 
ers or through words of their own. 
From the amusing words of prose 
interpretation to the political is- 
sues touched by debate, it should 
be known that forensics is not just 
for the benefit of the performer. 
For the casual listener, forensics 
union has provided entertainment 
as well as deep thoughts and con- 

Sophomore Matthew Hargraves 
did double duty this year by per- 
forming parts of " The Cross of 
Gold" speech at forensics compe- 
tition and again on Heritage day. 
Honoring the man that Bryan Col- 

lege was founded on, this classic 
speech was given at the Demo- 
cratic Convention one year when 
Bryan was running for president. 
Every year this category is per- 
formed with dedication and pas- 
sion as the participants attempt 
to catch the fervor which drove 
Bryan's heart in this issue. 

This year the seniors won the 
forensics competition followed 
closely by the sophomore class, 
third went to the juniors and the 
freshman were in fourth place. All 
of the participants spent time an 
effort to perform to the best of 
their ability. But regardless of 
who won and who lost, the focus 
should be on our Lord Jesus 
Christ. This was best stated by 
William Jennings Bryan "A ser- 
mon may be answered: the argu- 
ments presented in a speech may 
be disputed, but no one can an- 
swer a Christian life-it is the un- 
answerable argument. <© 

Matthew Hargraves delivers the infamous "Cross of 
Gold Speech" that William Jennings Bryan gave in the 
1916 Democratic convention. 

Her Forensic talent shining, Marcy Whisman shares 
with her audience verses from the Bible. 

Daniel Walters shares some poetry during the Foren- 
sics competition. 


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Council spends money on extras 

"Tell me as a friend, How do I look?" Wonders Shauna 
Murray as she primps herself for Halloween. 

Jenni Esch shows the true colors of the seventies skate 

Dorm Council President, Randy Gilbert, knows the true 
sign of friendship. 

f by Sarah Hurley ) 

BC students have 
some say in what goes on 
around campus. Dorm 
council is made up of 2 
individuals from each floor in 
each dorm. These students 
are elected by the residents 
on their floors to represent 
their interests around cam- 

Dorm council is 
responsible for planning 
activities like all-dorm 
picnics, managing dorm dues 
and establishing rules and 
guidelines on campus. 

Each dorm's council 
consists of a President, Vice 
President, Treasurer, and 
Secretary. By working as a 
team and pooling ideas, the 
council is able to affect and 
improve dorm life for the 
students. This year they have 
been responsible for: the 70's 
skate night, Annual Easter 
Egg Hunt, the Annual Pop- 
corn Kernal guessing game, 
and for pizza parties. The 
Woodlee-Ewing dorm coun- 
cil alots a certain amount of 
money each semester so the 
Watkins can stock up on 
Little Debbies. It is not 
uncomon to find 1 or so 
guys anxiously waiting 
outside the Watkins door for 
a Little Debbie. 

A job well done! 


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Students Serving Students 

( by Ben Simpson J 

Suzanne Barber, Jamie 
McFerrin, and Marcy Whisman 

strike a pose, for hippie day. 

Elisa Ruiz enjoys the newly re- 
finished pool table that SGA pro- 

This is the first year for the Stu- 
dent Government Association that 
was introduced by former Senate 
President Brian Warren and the First 
SGA President Willy Sofield. Many 
things changed with the initiation of 
the New Student Government. It took 
care of areas of student life that were 
ignored by the former Student Union 
and Senate. This way there is more 
of a check and balance. 

The SGA is set up with an Ex- 
ecutive President with an on-cam- 
pus vice-president and a off-campus 
vice-president. A secretary and trea- 
surer are then appointed. This way 
the structure has one president over 
everything instead of a double struc- 
ture with no clear person in charge. 
With both an on-campus v.p. and a 
off-campus v.p. there is more of a 
chance to see progress on Bryan 
College campus while activities are 
still being done off campus. This all 

goes on while the president orches- 
trates it all together into one. 

Senior Brent Campbell was 
voted for the Off-Campus Vice-Presi- 
dent. He worked for all of the activi- 
ties that were off campus. These 
entaled an excursion to Hamilton 
Place where students could watch 
the movie "The Toy Story," a trip to 
Racoon Mountain to go down the 
Alpine Slides, and a day at Six Flags. 

The On-Campus V.P. Matt Jones 
was behind the scenes with the new 
jukebox in the den, the rejeuvenated 
pool tables, and the constant supply 
of ping pong paddles to replace the 
ones that are always broken. Jones 
also did the foot work involved with 
the lip sync\movie night which fea- 
tured hits such as The Jackson Five 
to Boyz II Men and the Lion from the 
The Wizard of OZ to the Thin Mints. 
Afterwards students wearily took in 
a Pizza and a movie after a jam 

packed weekend caused by 
Junior\Senior and Six Flags. 

Both Campbell and Jones op- 
erated under the leadership of 
Willy Sofield, who had to keep 
tabs on all the aspects that SGA 
has to offer, from replacing a 
ping pong paddle to admending 
the constitution for the college. 

Next year Allison Hobson will 
serve as student body Executive 
President, while Rachel Crumpler 
is Off-Campus V.P. and Chris 
Fickley is On-Campus V.P. Allison 
appointed Julia Bruehl as the 
Secretary and Jeremy Cheon as 
the Treasurer. Jeff Paulson will 
serve as Chaplain. "I'm excited 
about next year's activities: I got 
some great input from the stu- 
dent body that is encouraging me 
that the students will enjoy the 
activities I'm planning," says 
Rachel Crumpler. <© 

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Student Government Association 
officers: Clockwise; Brent 
Cambell, Kelly Bridenstine, 
Matt Jones, Brian Osborne, 
Julia Bruehl, Willy Sofield, 
Allison Hobson 

The mascot makes a grand en- 
trance during Bryan Night at the 
Chattanooga Lookout's game. 

Willie Soffield hands over re- 
sponsibilities of S(iA president to 
Allison Hobson. 

Jimmy Taylor is ready for take 
Off at the Alpine slide. 


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Extra Extra: More Than a Yearbook 


by Sarah Hurley 


Deadlines, all-nighters, early 
mornings, and stress are what year- 
book is all about. Editors meet Tues- 
day afternoons at 1 pm with their 
sponsor, "Queen" Karin Carpenter. 
She dictates responsibilities for pages, 
layouts, and copy to poor, unsuspect- 
ing students. 

The yearbook staff, which 
meets on Thursday night at 6:30, has 
fun with design, copy, laying out 
countless pages, spending hours in the 

dark room, and experiencing computer 
nightmares as the system crashes and 
articles are lost forever in the wonder- 
ful world of unrecoverable memory. 
But, of course, this only happens right 
before a deadline. 

The staff has shared many 
experiences together through times of 
bonding and of stressing with each 
other. Editors Tim Lien and Melinda 
Snead were often livening the work 
hours up with sarcasm and flirting. 
Editor Ben Simpson just sat back, 
mellowed and calm, and did not let 
any problems stress him out. Meet- 
ings were also livened up with Kelly 

Griffis' sarcastically keen sense of wil 
and humor. 

Even outside the classroom 
you could see staff members inter- 
viewing others for yearbook articles, 
or you might run into Jeff Paulson 
with his ever-faithful camera, always 
ready to catch the action on campus. 
As the year progressed, weekends 
became known for pizza workdays to 
meet upcoming deadlines, or to catch 
up on those that had already passed. 

Yearbook has been a learning 
experience I will never forget, and it 
has helped me with... well, what? I 
don't know. ty 

Kelly Griffis seriously contemplates 
taking an axe to the crashing computer. 

The Commoner staff works hard to meet 
the latest deadline. 

Although Melinda Snead may be 
editor-in-chief of the Commoner, she 
can not control the other crazy staff 

members, especially Mark Wegner, 
Ben Simpson, Tim Lien, and Sarah 

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Late Nights Lead to Success 


by Sarah Hurley 


Outside of their weekly 
classtime each Monday night, the 
Triangle Staff meets bi-weekly on 
Tuesday nights around 1 1 p.m. to hold 
production meetings. They work as a 
team in editor and production groups 
to put together a paper so Bryan 
College students and faculty will be 
able to open their mailboxes and read 
about current campus news. It is 
characteristic to find the staff at their 
Monday night small group meetings 
shuffling through papers to try to find 
lost articles or misplaced pictures. 

Sponsor Ladonna Olson and 
Editor-in-chief Tracy Stone have a 
hard time keeping the staff on sched- 
ule. It has become expected for BC 
students to get late night phone calls 
asking for quotes for the next day's 
edition. After late production nights, 
early mornings, layouts, brainstorm- 
ing, and working around computer 
problems which are usually solved 
somewhere in the early morning hours 
by Editor Serge Yurovsky, it is easy to 
tell who is on staff. Their red eyes and 
grouchy faces give them away in their 
morning classes (if they ever show up 
to class!) 

The Triangle Staff has worked 
hard all year to record memories and 
let everyone know what is going on 
around Bryan. |J> 

Kristie Maftsson and Akari Sakaguchi 
work on the lightboard designing the 
layout for the next Triangle. 

Marty Manor rushes to finish a last 
minute article for the newspaper. 

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On-campus recording artists 


The Bryan College 
chorale is a very busy 
group which plays a 
big role in the enter- 
tainment part of Bryan life. Fall 
semester the chorale numbered 
well over 70 members. This year 
under the direction of Dr. David 
Luther, Fall semester was 
devoted to the learning of the 
masterful composition Brahms 
Requiem. Dr. Luther says it was 
one of the most difficult chorale 
pieces ever created, and also 
very difficult to conduct. It was 
first performed as a joint choir 
consisting of UTC Chorale, 
Bryan chorale, and the choir at 
First Presbyterian Church of 
Chattanooga under the direction 
of Glenn Draper. Dr. David 
Luther was the baritone soloist, 

Travelling to many different 
churches to perform was a 
major commitment of being in 
the Chorale. 




and Dr. Sigrid Luther was one of 
two accompanists on the piano. 
The B.C. chorale repeated the 
concert as the solo chorale 
along with several alumni 
singers here at Rudd Audito- 
rium. They were accompanied 
by the melodious sound of the 
Chattanooga Symphony. It was 
a wonderful experience for all 

involved both performers and 

Right before semester break they 
were also involved in the annual 
Christmas program which has been 
a favorite activity of many area 

Second semester proved even 
more exciting than first. Spring 
touring chorale consisted of 40 
members. In late February, they 
recorded eight songs. March first 
they left for Colorado where they 
toured all over the state, ministering 
in various places including churches, 
schools, Focus on the Family, and the 
Air Force Academy. They had a very 
effective ministry there and also were 
able to spread "PR" for Bryan 
College. The Bryan College Chorale 
has had a very busy and enjoyable 


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Tooting their own horns (or flutes, or clarinets, or. . .) 


Making a joyful noise 
is what the Sym 
phonic Wind En- 
semble does best. Made up of 
students who play and led by 
Dr. Mel R. Wilhoit, the Wind 
Ensemble impressed us all 
with their talents and commit- 

The year began with the 
Annual Alumni Pops Concert 
and then continued with the 
Christmas Concerts and Day 
of Prayer. Second Semester 
continued with performances 
at the Valentine's Concert and 




and the April Fine Arts 
Concert. The music ranged 
from popular favorites such 
as "Phantom of the Opera" to 
serious work for windband as 
well as music worship. 

The twenty-five Bryan students 
were often augmented by some 
talented alumni who regularly 
perform with the group. The 
ensemble began with a lot of 
young talent and rapidly devel- 
oped into a fine organization The 
1995-96 concert season was 
successful and memorable. 
Sophomore Jessica Ritterbush 
says, " I enjoyed playing in the 
Wind Ensemble because Dr. 
Wilhoit pushes us to excel. He 
expects and encourages us to 
work as hard as we can to make 
beautiful music for the Lord."^ 

Carson Lester takes a break from 
practice during a session of the 

Two minds think better than one, 
or at least they say they do. as Tim 
Shelter and Matt Mcdaniel think 
hard about a piece. 

It takes more than a great sense of 
music to make it in the Wind En- 
semble, it takes a great stage smile 
like the one Beth Phillips beams 
toward a camera. 


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Promoting God's love through the joy of song 

Vision: New sights for Bryan 

Vision is a ministry ori 
ented musical group 
that is sent forth from 
Bryan College to show others 
Christ's love and to promote 
Bryan College. The style of 
music Vision sings is more of 
a contemporary style in order 
to appeal more to their 
younger audiences, but the 
older generations love it all the 
same. This small ensemble 
consists of five vocalists which 
blend together marvously, they 

Susie Warren and Jennifer 
Brasher sing thier praises to the 
Lord during a Vision concert. 

Claudio Arias, a picture of hap- 
piness, is on the move as he takes 
Vision to the next gig on their 

Members of 1995-95 Vision 

group: Susie Warren, Chris 
Watkins, Pamela Brown, Claudio 
Arias, Dave Gerhart, Jennifer 


BY Susie Warren 


are Claudio Arias, Jennifer 
Brasher, Pamiela Brown, 
Dave Gerhart, and Susie War- 
ren, a pianist which is Pamela 
as well, and their director, 
Chris Watkins, a former mem- 

ber of Vision. 

The primary focus of Vision 
is to entertain their audiences 
(which will range form churches 
to schools) while they encourage 
and minister to them as well. Their 
secondary goal is to publicize the 
college. In October, Vision began 
practicing and they have per- 
formed 12 concerts during the 
reamining school year. Leaving 
May 4th, they began their 2 and 
1/2 week tour that concentrated 
on Georgia and Florida. © 

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A portion of the Chamber sing- 
ers fill their tallents by perform- 
ing for a group of By-standers in 
the Carribean. 

Chamber singer Hilary Davis al- 
ways smiles on or off the stage as 
she clemostates here. 

The 1995-96 Chamber Singers 
this year are (L-R): Dr. Luther, 
Frank Rouse, Sharon Wood, 
Da\id Mundy, Caroline Day, 
Meffyfl Catron, jenni Fsrh, Trish 
Ferrell, Brent Campbell, Sarah 
beth Nordmoe, Ricky Smith, 
Rachel Snyder, Andrew 
Healhershaw, Fara I uther, John 
Bailey, H"larv Davis, Simon 

Bakatos, tonnifer Wilson, and Dr. 
I uther. 

One big musical family 


Chamber Singers is a mu 
sical ensemble directed 
by Dr. David Luther con- 
sisting of 1 6 vocalists and an ac- 
companist. The group performs 
not only on the Bryan campus 
but to churches all over. They 
sing many different styles of 
music including early Latin 
Motete, spirituals, hymn arrange- 
ments, and even a Back cantata 
which was directed by Merlyn 
Catron, one of the members of 
the group. 

This year was an especially 
busy year for the group. They 
spent their spring break in Colo- 
rado with The Bryan /chorale 
performing 10 concerts in 7 
days, for Easter they travelled to 
Quantico, VA to sing at the Maring 
Memorial Chapel's Easter service, 
and in May they spent a week in 




the Bahamas, which Dr. D 
laughs and calls "their hardship 

The singers definitely put a lot 
of time into this group, learning 
music quickly in the fall to be 
able to be ready for their con- 
certs, but even amidst all of the 
hard work they still manage to 
have lots of fun. "We're like a 

family," says accompanist Caroline 
Day. Being with the same 1 6 people 
week after 233,, bus ride after bus 
ride is bound to make you get close 
to one another. 

To be able to fund their trips the 
group did singing telegrams for Val- 
entines Day, had tapes professionally 
recorded and sold them to churches 
all over the country, and also com- 
piled a cookbook which is a collec- 
tion of each of their families favorite 

This year's members of the Cham- 
ber Singers were: Sharon Wood, 
Sarah Beth Nordmoe, Trish Ferrell, 
Jenni Esch, Frank Rouse, Merlyn 
Catron, David Mundy, Brent 
Campbell, Andrew Heathershaw, John 
Bailey, Ricky Smith, Simon Sakatos, 
Hilary Davis, Tara Luther, Jennifer Wil- 
son, Rachel Snyder, and accompa- 
nist Caroline Day.lj^ 


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RAs: Is it lonely at the top? 

C by Joy Motte y 

What or who do you think of 
when you hear, "I'm sorry, but you 
can't wear that t-shirt to class"? If you 
thought of RAs, you have hit the nail 
on the head with the hammer. This is 
just one of the many jobs that the RAs 
have. This, however, is not their only 

Before we go any further, let me 
state just who the RAs for the 1995- 
1 996 school year were. They were: 
Renae Speichinger, Cara Helpling, 
Melody Owens, Kristy Diller, Suzy 
Tow, Rachel Snyder, Karen Trammel, 
Pamela Brown, Hannah Thompson, 
Aimee Lee, Rachel Crumpler, Heather 
Brasher, Jeremy Colloms, Matt 
Vandrvall, Scott Hill, Alan Smith, 

RA Mark Devaney does the finger test 
for dust whole doing Strict Room. 

Despite the time commitments of being 
an RA and playing volleyball, Melody 
Owens still makes time for her friends. 

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John Richardson, Dave Alban, Mark 
Devaney, and Matt Bostic. 

What else do the RAs do besides 
confront? One major thing that all 
RAs do is the nightly ritual called all- 
in. Every night, all the RAs go from 
room to room making sure the people 
are in there respective dorms. If 
someone is not in the dorm, the RAs 
make sure the student has late per. 

Besides all-in, an RA also does 
one weekly ritual: STRICT ROOM. 
This is where resident students must 
have their rooms free of all dust, dirt, 
scattered articles, and unmade beds. 

But, being an RA is not all about 
making sure the rules are enforced. 
RAs are also responsible to hold floor 
meetings, where business is taken care 
of, and events on the hall is planned. 
Often, RAs plan floor parties at the 

end of a semester, or during the 
middle of the semester, or any other 
time when a break is needed. 

An RA is also responsible for 
helping to deal with roommate con- 
flicts and individual counceling. 

Finally, all RAs do have the job 
of confronting us when we go astray. 
This is not a pleasant job because it 
often involves confronting friends, 
and always involves bringing down 
the various consequences such as 
points, cash fines, or vocal repri- 

The next time you are confrontec 
by an RA, do not lose heart. Rather 
realize that they are here to guide us 
and to help us. We need to give them 
the respect they deserve. After all, 
they are people just like us, and you 
may be an RA in the future. ^ 

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Included in her tours is an inside scoop 
of Bryan according to Mandy Wills. 

Robin Olive and Cristie Simpson joke 
about what is in store for Caravaners. 

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Ifs not easy being green. . . 

New group tours parents, students around BC 


by Sarah Hurley 


Ambassadors? For the first 
time in recent years Bryan College 
Admissions has developed an ambas- 
sador program. Ambassadors' primary 
function is to give tours to prospective 
students and parents. Ambassador 
Robin Olive says "Ambassadors are 
role models: they arc an example of 
what students here arc like and have a 
rcponsibility of living up to Biblical 
standards to show others what BC is 

all about." 

Ambassadors arc easily recog- 

nized in their eye catching green shirts 
and khakis. Only a select few are 
chosen to be an ambassador. This year 
36 students were contacted about 
becoming an ambassador but only 19 
of those were chosen. Ambassador 
Rachel Crumpler says, "I've really 
enjoyed being able to talk to prospec- 
tive students... and share what BC 
means to me." 

Ambassadors primary respon- 
sibilities are to: aquaint prospective 
students and parents to BC, lead 
campus tours, arrange housing for 
visitors, and help run Caravan week- 

It is quite obvious what an 

important and effective role ambassa- 
dors play in recruiting prospective 
students to Bryan College. They truly 
play an important role in shaping what 
Bryan College will become in the 

A big thanks to this years 
ambassadors for a job well done: 
Rachel Crumpler, Jenni Esch, Jennifer 
Patrick, Cristie Simpson, Tiffany B. 
Snyder, Lou Velarde, Mandy Wills, 
Tennyson Martin, Patricia Keith, 
Robin Olive, Cyndcc Hays, Tim Lien, 
John Maggard, Brooke Shepherd, 
Ricky Smith, Randy Gilbert, Matt 
Jones, Sarah Beth Nordmoe, Stuart 


Campus Groups 


launched a "get 
the adult eaters" 
campaign this spring. 
The television ads 
began with Ronald 
McDonald playing 
golf and dancing in a 
club and while 
observers noted, 
"He sure has grown 
up." The culmina- 

tion of the 
hype was a new 
sandwich: THE 

— a quarter pound 
amburger with cracked 
pepper, real onion slices, 
lettuce, sliced tomatoes, cheese 
a new special sauce, ketchup 
on a sour dough roll (bacon 

The U.S. Treasury 
Department issued a newly 
designed $100 bill in 1996. 
The new bill has an oversized, 
off-center likeness of Ben 
Franklin, green/black ink that 
changes color depending on the 
angle at which you look at it, 
and a special watermark. 

Although their were rumors to 
the contrary the new biWDOES 
have the phrase "IN GOD 
WE TRUST." Because of its 
unusual appearance the bill is 
supposedly nearly impossible to 
counterfeit. But its strange, new 
look has also cause merchants 
around the country to refuse the 
currency, thinking it was fake. 

Fans mourned the loss of 
baseball legend Mickey 
Mantle, Grateful Dead musi- 
cian Jerry Garcia, sports 
commentator Jimmy the 
Greek and humorist Erma 

Fans of the late Jackie 

Onassis had the opportun 
buy a piece of her persoi 
history — that is if they he 
extra $! 0,000 lying around 
monogrammed lighter sold 
$9,775 (one of the rock be 
bargain pieces). Some of tl 
high ticket items included i 
of J.F.K.'s golf clubs (bouj 
by Arnold Schwarzenegge 
$772,500), J.F.K.'s Louis 
desk ($1,432,500) and a 
triple-strand fake pearl nee 
lace (bought by the owner: 
the Franklin Mint Museum 
$211,500, who intend to 
replicate the set for $ 1 95 e 
The sale, managed by 
Sotheby's grossed $34.f 
million, only $30 more th 
the company had estimatec 


It wasn't a good year in the air! 

O U.S. Commerce Secretary 
Ron Brown and a plane full of 
some of America's top executives 
were killed when their Army plane 
crashed into a snowy mountain 
in Bosnia this spring. Brown, a 
controversial Clinton appointee, 
was hoping to sell his corporate 
guests on a plan to help the 
Yugasovian government on the 
long road to financial stability. 
O In May a ValueJet passenger 
plane went down in the Florida 
Everglades only minutes after it 
took off from Miami. All 105 pas- 

sengers and 7 crew members were 
killed. It took days to get to the air- 
craft, which was buried in mud and 
water. The crash raised safety 

weather and crashed seconds 

O The Navy has had to take a hard 
look at the F-14 after several 
crashes in as many months. One 
victim, a Chattanooga airman, 
crashed moments after take-off 
while his parents watched from 
the ground from Nashville. 

questions about "economy air- 

O A seven-year-old pilot, 
named Jessica Dubroff, her father 
and her instructor, lost their lives 
when she tried to become the 
youngest person to fly across 
the United States. The Cessna 
177B took off from an airport in 
Cheyenne, Wyoming, in bad 

O Other questions about flight 
training and safety were raised 
when two Army helicopters col- 
lided in April killing all but two of 
the servicemen and pilots. 



} Face 

1 995-96 





VILLAINS prepare 
for trial! 

And the Winner is . . . 

\fe\e«* e v 

A bloodied GOP prepares for 
the Big Battle in November 

he Republican Party was 

a "house divided against it- 
self" for much of the primary 
season. While Democrats 
settled in happily and 
watched, three of perhaps the 
most disparate candidates in 
GOP history began their bids 
for the party's nod. 

U.S. Senate Majority 
Leader, Bob Dole, an aging 
veteran politician, was the 
front runner and final victor. 
Doubters questioned his age, 
his "Old-style Politics," and 
his affiliation with controver- 
sial Newt Gingrich. 

Among the other eight reg- 
istered contenders, only Pat 
Buchanan and Steve Forbes 
gave Dole any real challenge 
Locals pulled for the 
ered, former Tennes 
see governor Lamar 
Alexander, but after 
failing to win any 
state primaries, 

he withdrew from the race. 

Forbes, the multi-million- 
aire who inherited the Forbes 
publishing empire, had one 
true issue — The Flat Tax — 
as the answer to all of 
America's problems. While 
political veterans discounted 
the rookie politician, he took 
a nice slice of the Republi- 
can pie. 

Buchanan, a political 
commentator and former 
speech writer for President 
Nixon, had thrown his hat 
into the ring in '92, but was 
a far more serious threat in 
'96. Buchanan's unorthodox 
style and ultra- conservative, 
isolationist message played 
well across the nation. He 
conceded the race a few 
days before it became 
clear that Dole would 
win enough del- 
egates to become 
the GOP's candi- 





□ Party posturing and disputes over 
some appropriations led to a government 
shut down when the President and the 
House failed to agree on a budget for the 
1996 year. While some government 
agencies ran as usual due to "emergency 
status," government employees in areas 
such as national parks, museums, were 
jobless for months. 

□ The "Line Item Veto" was passed into 
law this year, giving the President the 
ability to eliminate individual items from 
a bill before signing it. 

□ Hillary Clinton took the stand to 
defend her part in Whitewater, the 
Arkansas land development the Clintons 
launched with partners Jim and Susan 
McDougal in 1978. President Clinton's 

statements were entered 

via video tape. 
^ ^ ^ □ President Clinton 

struck a hard blow to pro- 
lifers by vetoing the bill, which would 
have made late term abortions illegal 
except when the health of the mother 
was in danger. 

□ After months of debate Congress 
passed o two-step plan to raise the 
minimum wage from S4.25/hr to 5.15/ 
hr by July 1997. 





Accused of master- 
minding the Oklahoma 
City Bombing 


Explosive Justice! 

Horrified by their acts of violence, 

the nation now waits for these 
suspects to be sentenced to death. 


Suspected Unabomber 
& author of the Una- 
bomber's Manifesto 

A f I A hen the Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed last April the entire nation felt violated. This violence in America's 
^^^ Heartland left everyone feeling angry and exposed. President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno tried to reassure 
the public with the promise that they would seek the death penalty and be sure that the criminal(s) were brought to justice. As 
evidence mounted it soon became apparant that the U.S. would be seeking justice against Timothy McVeigh, a Vietnam vet 
disillusioned with America. Within a few months it seemed that the FBI's long search for another violent dissenter, the Una- 
bomber, was at an end. Ted Kaczynski was taken into custody this spring after his family called the FBI. Kazynski is suspected of 
sending nearly a dozen mail bombs over a period of 18 years and killing 2 people. His explosive messages were mainly targeted 
at universities and airlines, but a timber lobbyist and an ad executive were among his victims. 

More than 4 months after it began, afternoon real- 
life drama viewers saw the verdict handed down 




■ A white Ford Bronco 
leading a police chase 

■ The assembling of the 
"Dream Defense Team" led 
by F. Lee Bailey and Johnny 

■ Simpson trying on the "too 
tight" murder gloves 

■ Prosecution witness Police 
Detective Mark Fuhrman, 
whose credibility was de- 
stroyed when he lied under 
oath about racial epithets 

■ The Toninght Show's 
parody of the presiding 
judge: 'The Dancing Itos" 

On October 3, 1995, students crowded around the TV in the 
Lion's Den awaiting the verdict of the 133-day O.J. Simpson 
murder trial. As the suspense built that afternoon, students 
stood silently glued to the TV, forgetting classes and other 
commitments. ^ 

Commentators speculated on the speed with which the jury 
returned to the courtroom. While America waited, analysts 
tried to weigh the clues they had been given: short delibera- 
tion, what parts of the trial transcripts the jury asked for, 
which evidence they re-examined. But soon their guesses 
were silenced as the court official read the verdict: NOT 
GUILTY. Almost in unison students expelled the breath that 
they hadn't realized they were holding. Some sighed In relief, 
other reacted with disbelief or even disgust. 

After many months of media coverage, the "Trial of the 
Century" was now a chapter in history. 




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Abemathy, Mrs. Paula B. 

Able, Mrs. Linda 

Alban, David 

Ambassadors 135 

Amberson, Lindsay 58 

Archibald, Rebecca 46 

Ardelean. Mr. Paul H. 62 

Argo, Mr. Doyle 39, 62 

Arias. Claudio 46, 47, 100 

Arias, Felipe 22, 46 

Arnold, Michael 46 

Arnold, Mrs. Mildred 62 

Arnold, Scott 22 

Arwe, Heather 37,54,110,112 

Ashworth, Mr. Phil 

Ashworth, Tiffin 58 

Athletic Trainers 75, 89 

Austin. Trish 54 

Backyard Missions 117 

Bailey. John 54, 112 

Baker, Abby 3,27, 34,48,53 

Baker, Jeff 46,75,88,89 

Baker, Jennifer 

Balko, Mr. Terry 

Balko, Trisha 54 

Banks. Heather 112 

Banquets 39 

Barber. Steve 89, 112 

Barber, Suzanne 58,63,110,124 

Barfield, Julie 58, 110 112 

Barker. Tara 58, 63, 98 

Barnard. Sam 48 

Barnett, Bruce 54 

Barnett. Dr. Stephen F. 62 

Bamck. Brad 46.89,112 

Barron, Ms. Carol 

Barth, Mr James P. 

Barth. Paul 46 

Barton. Ms. Karen A 

Basketball, Mens 84, 8B, 89 

Basketball, Womens 84, 90, 91 

Batchelder, Bekhy 48, 112 

Safes, Mr. Keith 

Baukema, Christy 54 

Bauman, Nate 54, 86 

Beck, Ms. Jerri 

Belisle, Mr. Bernard R. 16, ,62, 116 

Belk, Amy 32, 34, 48 

Bell, Ursula 46 

Bewley, Brandon 58 

Bible Education Ministries 112 

Black, Ryan 48 

Black, T. R. 54,112 

Blanton, Laurie 58 

Blaylock, Amy 58,112 

Bogachev, Dimitri 10,54 

Boger, Toni 21,46 

Boling, Dr. Paul 62, 116 

Boot, Daniel 35, 46 

Bostic, Matt 44, 51 

Bowers, Andy 58 

Bradshaw, Dr. Steve 13, 62 

Brasher, Heather 46, 112 

Brasher, Jennifer 46 

Break for Change 39, 110 

Breaks 3, 4, 38, 39, 41 

Bridenstine, Kelly 48, 125 

Britt, Sandy 46 

Brokaw, Vance 58 

Broome, Christina 54, 112 

Broome, Jeanna 48, 112 

Brown, Dr. Dann 62, 116 

Brown, Dr. William E. 22, 36, 43, 62 

Brown, Pamela 13,39,48 

Bruehl. Julia 8,39,45,54,61,112, 

Bruehl, Mr. Jeffrey R. 43, 45,61, 62 
Brunner, Rachel 54 
Bryant, Erin 46 
Buckner, Mr. Keith 
Bursi, Linda 58, 112 
Bushby, Adam 54 
Bushby, Daniel 54 
Butler, John 46 
Butler, Mr. Roger 
Buttram, Mrs. Diana 62 
Byrne, Katherine 58 
Campbell, Brent 12, 18, 25, 33, 39, 

46,49, 120, 125 
Campbell, Ed 48 
Carden. Brian 27,49,60,112 
Carpenter, Mrs. Karin 62 
Carril, Manuel 58 
Carson, Melissa 17,48,112 
Carson, Robert 8, 58, 112 

Carter, Stacy 54 
Castlen, Mrs. Valerie 62 
Catlert, Christy 
Catron, Merlyn 
Chamber Singers 131 
Channell, Karey 58,112 
Chatman, Ken 58, 89 
Cheerleaders 99 
Cheon, Jeremy 54 
Cheshire, Joy 58, 112 
Chorale 13,41,128 
Clark, Daniel 
Clark, Elizabeth 48 
Clinton, Kris 84, 89 
Coffield, Mr. Jim 62 
Coleman, Candace 58 
Colloms, Jenny 58 
Colloms, Jeremy 
Commoner 126 
Compton, Durinda 49, 112 
Compton, Jonathon 54 
Conrad, Ken 54 
Cooper, Jamie 54 
Cope, Betsey 49 
Copenhaver, Kristy 39, 48 
Cornelius, Dr. Richard M. 
Couch, Gayle 54, 86, 98 
Coulter, Ben 49 
Crisler, Melody 58 
Crosby, John 49 
Crumpler, Rachel 6, 54 
Cruver, Mr. Mark 62 
Cruver, Mrs. Janet 62 
Cruver, Natalie 49 
Cruz, Marina 58 
Cunningham, Anna 48 
Curtis, Jennifer 54 
Cybulski, Tom 48 

Daniels, Jamie 58, 112 

Daniels, Nick 48 

Dantice, Carrie 

Davey, Ms. Wanda 62 

Davidson, Jeremy 54, 101 

Davidson, Mark 49 

Davidson, Wendy 49 

Davies, Matt 79 

Davis, Alison 58, 112 

Davis, Anna 58, 112 

Davis, Ben 58 

Davis, Brooke 48, 115 

Davis, Hilary 24, 25, 49 

Davis, Mr. Timothy 62 

Davis, Mr. Tom 62 

Day, Caroline 48 

Day, Christina 39,40,48,99,110 

Deal, Whitney 54 

Dearman, Jeff 8, 49 

Denina, Julia 58, 59 

Devaney, Kyle 25, 49 

Devaney, Mark 54, 132 

Dewald, Chris 48 

Diaz, Rachel 58 

Diller, Kristy 48 

Dollar, Jeremy 49, 75 

Dorm Council 123 

Downey, Michelle 49 

Dulaney, Cara 54 

Duncan, Brian 58, 112 

Durham, Melody 49 

Durham, Stacy 58 

Dale, Craig 48 

Eck, Bryan 52,80,81,86,89 

Eddleton, Julia 21,52 

Edwards, Ben 58 

Eiden, Sara 58 

Erskine, Mr. David 

Esch, Jennifer 38, 41, 54, 123, 128 

Evans, Randy 17,58,89,112,114 

Index 141 

Faculty 65 

Fary, Daniel 58 

Fary, Dr. Malcolm 62 

Ferrell, Mrs. Trish 62 

Fickley, Chris 48, 52 

Fine, Jenny 52 

Flot, Charles 

Floyd, Amy 52 

Forbes, Ms. Diana 62 

Ford, Tyler 52 

Forensics 122 

Fouts, Dr. David M. 4, 62, 70, 71 

Fox, Brad 14,54,86 

Fox, Charles 54, 86 

Freeman, Beth 54 

French, Sara 54 

Freshmen 5, 57, 58, 59 

Froemke, Dr. Kennth 62 

Froemke, Mrs. Marcy 62, 65 

g-i L J 

Gann, Mischa 35, 48, 112 
Gardner, Mrs. Dawn 
Gentry, Clint 58 
George, Ms. Kristy 
Gerhart, Dave 32, 58 
Gilbert, Randy 52, 123 
Gilman, Matt 58 
Gilman, Michael 52 
Gimpers 115 
Godsmark, Tina 54, 114 
Gonce, Joel 54 
Gosse, John 58 
Grabowski, Cristi 48 
Graduation 20,21,22,23, 
Graham, Andy 48 
Graham, Joel 21,47,52 
Grant, Kelly 48 
Green, Beth 54 
Green, Mr Maxie 
Green, Patricia 48 
Griffis, Kelly 58,126 
Gruenke, Jennifer 52 
Guest, Julia 53 
Habermas, Mr. Keith 
Hadlock, Jodi 53 
Hall, Mr. Gordon C. 
Halsey, Autumn 54 
Hamrick, Jason 48 
Hanna, Dr. Kennth G. 

Harding, Sacheen 54 

Hargraves, Matthew 54, 122 

Harris, Jon 58, 89 

Harris, Mr. Peter W. 62 

Harris, Mr. Robert 

Harris, Mrs. Kem 62 

Harris, Sarah 58 

Harrison, Jason 54 

Hartzell, Dr. Martin 62 

Harvey, Mark 

Hartley, Mr. Roy E. 

Hartley, Mrs. Jennifer 62 

Haynes, Shay 58,99,112 

Haynes, Walker 16,23,53,121 

Hays, Cyndee 48, 89 

Hays, Kimberlee 53 

Heathershaw, Andrew 54, 111 

Heishman, Keith 32, 53 

Held, Dr. Peter A. 62 

Helpling, Cara 48,112 

Hendrix, Grant 20, 53 

Henning, Dr. Willard L. 

Hermel, Derek 48 

Hickman, Kerry 48 

Hicks, Amanda 54, 102, 117 

Hicks, Kathleen 48, 112 

Hill, Julie 58, 112 

Hill, Mr. Brian 62 

Hill, Ms. Sherry 62 

Hill, Scott 27,48,53,112 

Hills, Tonya 53 

Hilltop Players 3,16,120 

Hixon, Don 58 

Hixon, Stacie 48 

Hobson, Allison 48, 125 

Holbrook, Roxaline 54 

Homecoming 3,12,13,39,43,44 

Honors' Day 18,19,31 

Hood, Mrs. Gayle 62 

Hosteller, Mr. Tim 62 

Huckle, Joanne 53 

Hudson, Andy 53 

Huneycutt, Michele 54 

Hurley, Andrew 54 

Hurley, Mr. Gerry 

Hurley, Sarah 58, 126 

Ingolfsland, Mrs. Sheila 62 
Intermurals 82 
Internet 71,75 

Jahncke, Mr. Walter F. 62 
Jarboe, Angie 58 
Jenkins, Daniel 59 
Johnson, Brad 54, 99 
Johnson, Daniel 53 
Johnson, Jackie 59, 112 
Johnson, Mrs. Lavone 62 
Johnson, Tina 57, 59, 98 
Johnston, David 53 
Johnston, Mr. David 62, 65 
Jolley, Heather 55 
Jones, Matt 47,53,125 
Jones, Mr. Whit 32, 62 
Jones, Philip 59 
Jordan, Brooks 55 
Jr.— Sr. Banquet 3, 26 
Juniors 48, 50, 51 

Ingersoll, Heather 54 
Ingolfsland, Mr. Dennis 62 

Kantzer, Dr. Ruth M. 

Keith, Patricia 55 

Keja, Genci 48 

Keller, Laura 55 

Kemner, Mr. Tom 62 

Kemp, Andrea 55, 89 

Ketchersid, Beth 48 

Ketchersid, Dr. William E. 4, 67 

Kile, Diana 53, 112 

Kinley, Mr. Seth 89 

Kinney, Mrs. Pat 62 

Kirby, Amanda 36, 59 

Kitchen, Klon 35 

Kittle, Cynthia 55 

Klimovich, Vitaly 59 

Klingbeil, Ms. Melody 67 

Kocher, Kristen 48 

Kocher, Quinton 53 

Krelof, Ben 33,37,39,59,112 

Kroeger, Ruth 56 

Kroeker, Cristy 27, 56 

Krueger, Cory 48,86,112 

Lauriault, Susan 56 

Lay, Robert 55,112 

Lay, Dr. William M. 67 

Lea, John 

Lee, Aimee 27,48,112 

Legg, Mr. Raymond E. 45, 65, 67 

Legg, Mrs. Margie 67 

Lester, Carson 5,16,59 

Lestmann, Dr. Phillip 40, 67 

Liebig, Mr. Glen H. 

Lien, Amy 5, 40, 59, 97, 98, 112 

Lien, Tim 3,48,89,126 

Lindell, Naomi 59 

Link, Emily 59 

Lions' Den 11,35 

Liu, Dr. John 

Loftin, Dave 38, 59 

Lorenzen, Brandon 56 

Lost in Yonkers 3, 1 6, 1 20, 1 21 

Lubke, Melissa 55 

Luther, Dr. David A. 67 

Luther, Dr. Sigrid 67 

Luther, Tara 5,26,49,112 

Maggard, John 26, 48 

Manor, Marty 40,55,110,112,127 

Margene, April 56 

Marks, Ms. Amber 67 

Martin, Tennyson 55 

Martinez, Sonya 112 

Masoner, Dr. David 67 

Mathers, Alicia 55 

Mathis, Jenny 39,59,84,90,112 

Mattsson, Kristie 33,55,99,127 

Mauger, Kimberlee 59, 86 

Maxwell, Shane 39, 59 

Mayhood, Mandy 48,102 

Mayo, Emily 48, 89, 91 

McBrien, Justin 55 

McCaskey, Joy 55 

McClenton, Michael 59, 89 

McClure. Heath 55 

McDaniel, Laura 35,55,112 

McDaniel, Matthew 59 

McDonald, Ashley 59 

McFarland, Matthew 59 

McFerrin, Jamie 59, 124 

McGhee, Tim 59,112 

McKinley, Erin 

McKinnon, Mary Elizabeth 55 

McKinnon, Shannon 59 

McManus, Alan 

McRorie, Jennifer 59 

Meissner, Jon 56 

Meissner, Mr. Stuart C. 67 

142 Index 

Mejeur, Rob 50 

Michalski, Mr. Morris M. 67, 89 

Miller, Capt. Bert 

Miller, Crystal 56 

Montgomery, John 50, 112 

Mooney, Mr. Tim 67 

Mooney, Mrs. Dee 67 

Moore. Andrea 55 

Moore, Kelly 50 

Moore, Leanna 59 

Morgan, Amy 59 

Morrow, Kathryn 56 

Mosby, Mr. Jon 

Moseley, April 50 

Motte, Joy 55,111 

Muncey, Pat 10,50,89 

Mundy, Dave 12,32,55 

Murrey, Shauna 55, 123 

Nace, Amy 59 

Neddo, Mr. Marc 67 

Nichols, Jim 59 

Nichols, Randy 56 

Noble, Jody 59 

Nollmeyer, Brenda 33,55.112 

Nordmoe, Sarah Beth 24,56.121 

Olive, Robin 55, 112, 135 

Olowola, Christiana 21,56 

Olson, Mrs. Ladonna 45, 67 

Orndoff, Troy 23, 56, 82 

Osborne, Brian L. 50, 86, 125 

Osborne, Bryan E. 59, 89 

Otto, Korie 35,55,102 

Our Town 16,120,121 

Owens, Melody 55. 116, 132 


PALs 114 

Parker, Rebecca 59 

Parrot, Mrs. Mary Anne 67 

Patrick. Jennifer 55 

Patterson. Becky 12, 34. 43, 44, 

47.56. 113 
Paulson, Jeff 55 
PCI 110.111,112,113,114,115, 

116, 117 
Penney. Andy 50 
Pepple. Amy 50 
Petersburg. Nate 55 
Petmte. Col Ron D. 67 
Petty, Chris 39, 55 
Pferfer. Daniel 

Philip, Ben 59 

Phillips, Dr. W. Gary, 36, 67 

Phillips, Mrs. Debra 67 

Poinsett, Mariah 55 

Poison, Keri 50 

Powell, Carron 55 

Prewette, Phil 56 

Price, Stacy 25, 60 

Prudhomme, Bryan 59 

Quakenbush, Dr. Steve 65, 67 

Quickie, Brian 59 

Quye, Jenny 66 

Raev, Geoge 50,60,100 

Rapp, Gina 59,112 

RA's 132 

Ratledge, Ms. Camille 

Reed, Jamie 13,25,27,60 

Reed, Tim 59,101 

Revis, Mrs. Polly 67 

Richardson, Dr. Brian C. 18, 67 

Richardson, John 66, 114 

Richardson, Mrs. Sharon 19, 21, 67 

Richardson, Rexella 59 

Ricketts, Mr. Travis 65, 67, 89 

Ricketts, Mrs. Sherri 8, 65, 67 

Rieder, Mr. Rick 67 

Ritterbush, Jessica 66 

Roberts, Tom 59 

Robertson, Andrew 57,59,89,112 

Robinson, Jenesis 60, 112 

Rockey, Carter 60 

Rollins, Monica 50 

Rouse, Frank 66 

Rouse, Mr. Frank 

Ruiz, Elisa 66, 124 

Rush, Mr. Bill 

Russell, Matt 59, 112 

Russian Studies 

Sablan, Marie 66 

Sakaguchi, Akari 66,112.127 

Sakaios, Simon 38, 66 

SAM 111 

Sanders, Dr. Jocelyn 

Sarine, Andy 32,57,59,101 

Sarrell. Pamala 

Sarrell. Will 50 

Schnittjer, Mr. Gary E. 65 

Schow, Mrs. Deniece 

Schultz, Jason 8, 14, 66, 89, 100 

Schultz, Tracy 59, 86 

Schumacher, Jeff 9, 50 

Scott, Jason 59 

Scott, Julie 60 

SDO 15 

Sells, Jenny 57, 59 

Seniors 46, 47, 49, 52, 53, 56, 60, 

SGA 9,57,107,124,125 
Shafer, Janel 59 
Sharkey, Jess 66 
Sharpe, Annette 21,24,60 
Sharpe, Susanna 59 
Shaw, Mr. Tom 67 
Sheddan, Melody 38, 66, 84, 86 
Shepherd, Brooke 38,50,99,116 
Shetter, Mrs. Judy 67 
Shelter, Tim 66 
Sidebothom, Dr. Ann 67 
Siler, Mrs. Regina 67 
Simmons, Andrea 66 
Simmons, Mr. Roger 
Simpson, Ben 66, 126 
Simpson, Christie 40,66,135 
Simpson, Dr. Robert 67 
Sinitsin, Oleg 63 
Sisemore, Dr. Timothy 
Sloan, Stuart 60 
Smith, Alan 5, 16, 60 
Smith, Dawn 27, 63, 112 
Smith, Jeremy 50, 75 
Smith, Maria 
Smith, Ricky 60 
Smith, Tony 63 
Smith, Tonya 63 
Smith, Travis 66. 89 
Snead, Melinda 38,66,82,86,112, 

Snyder, Rachel 24, 60 
Snyder, Tiffany B. 66,86,112 
Snyder, Tiffany R. 35, 66 
Soccer, Mens 47,83,85,100,101 
Soccer, Womens 83,85,102 
Sofield, Karissa 66, 112 
Sofield, Willy 9,60,125 
Sophomores 54, 55, 66 
Soukup, Adam 60, 82 
Souza, Jenny 63 
Speichinger, Renae 50, 94, 95, 96, 

Spell, Katie 66 
Spencer, Jenn 66 
Stancel, Ruben 35 
Stappenbeck, Randy 50 
Stephens, Deanna 50 
Stewart, Jennifer 63 
Stewart, Tim 63 
Stone, Cheri 63 
Stone, Peter 4, 22, 56, 60, 89 
Stone, Tracy 12,43,60,99, 121 
Stonestreet, John 50,74,89,103 
Strickland, Haven 43, 50, 54 
Students for Life 116 
Sullivan, Dawn 64 
Summers Missions 

Sumner, Angela 63 

Tallent, Lydia 63,112 
Taylor, Abby 

Taylor, Allison 12,43,49,64 
Taylor, Andy 63 
Taylor, James 32, 125 
Teasley, Sam 66,112 
Tennis, Mens 84, 86 
Tennis, Womens 84, 86 
Third Line 32 
Thomaston, Hannah 64 
Tidwell, Elizabeth 63, 99 
Tilly, Christy 50 
Todd, Melissa 66,112,116 
Toliver, Bethany 5, 63 
Toliver, Jeremy 66 
Tompkins, Shonda 4 
Tow, Suzy 64 
Trammell, Karen 24, 64 
Traversa, Mr. Peter 67 
Traylor, Dr. Jack 67 
Traylor, Mrs. Karin 67 
Treat, Marcy 13,48,50 
Triangle 127 
Triolo, Chris 66, 112 
Turner, Crystal 1 7, 63 
Turner, Kelly 50 
Tutoring 113 


Umoh, Samuel 63 
Urquhart, Paul 64 
Van Brocklin, Heidi 66 
Vanderpool, Holly 50 
Vanderw.ill, Matt 26, 50 

index 143 

Melissa 63 
Lou 8,39,66,112 
Ricky 25, 64, 82 
Mrs. Maxine 








Volleyball 85, 97, 98 

Vukin, Harmony 63, 112 

Wade, Sara 63 

Wages, Mark 50, 82 

Wakabyashi, Yuri 50 

Walker, Brent 50 

Walker, Jennie 66 

Walters, Daniel 32,50,51,112, 

113, 122 
Ward, Brian 16,52,64 
Ward, Eric 66 
Warren, Dave 66 
Warren, Sonya 
Warren, Susie 32, 63 
Watkins, Mr. Chris 67 
Watts, Jody 50 
Webber, Lori Ann 50 
Webber, Mr. Bill 
Weber, Britt 64 
Wegner, Mark 50, 126 
West, Michele 
West, Mr. Mark 67 
West, Mrs. Michele 67 
Whisman, Marcy 33, 43, 55, 66, 

112, 122 
Whorley, Diana 66, 112 
Wiley, Michelle 50, 112 
Wilhoit, Christie 61 , 63 
Wilhoit, Dr. Mel R. 61,67 

Wilkinson, Angela 
Wilkinson, David 64 
Williams, Russell 64 
Wills, Mandy 66,86,135 
Wilson, Beth 26, 50 
Wilson, Jennifer 26 
Wilson, Jenny R. 63 
Wilson, Julie 64 
Wilson, Leah 66 
Wind Ensemble 
Wing, Barbara 63 
Wing, Brad 50 
Winkler, Christin 64, 97, 98 
Winstead, Nancy 66, 112 
Wise, Dr. Kurt P. 67 
Wolter, Mr. Herman 
Womble, Allison 66 
Wood, Byron 66 
Wood, Erica 66 
Wood, Sharon 66 
Woodcock, Joy 66,112,117 
Wooten, Jennifer 50 
Wooten, Mrs. Brenda 67 
Wrenn, Faith 21,64 
Wright, Cindy 66 
Wright, Julie 63, 110, 112 

Yederlinic, Alana 66, 112 

Young, Elizabeth 63 

Young, Kimberly 63 

Young, Mary 63 

Young, Matt 63, 101 

Young, Steve 50 

Yurovsky, Serge 66 

Zensen, Dr. Sandy 67, 101, 104 

Zensen, Mrs. Sharon 67 

Zieg, Johanna 50, 112 

Zipfel, Sarah 63 

Zoeller, Clark 50 



Index of 


AmSouth 14 

Angela Warwick: Mort- 
gage Investor's 
Group 15 

Argos 140 

Best Reatly Better 

Homes & Gardens 7 

BJ's Tire and Service 
Center 96 

B.J, 's Treasures 134 

Bryan College 76 

Bubba's Restaurant 95 

Century 2 l Realty 
Unlimited 27 

Crown Moters 27 

Dayton Paint and Glass 

First Baptist Church 8 1 

Formals and Frames 

The Gem Shop 1 34 
Grace Bible Church 1 34 
Grant Adcox Chevrolet 

Kayser Roth 9 1 

Krystal 134 

Lasting impressions 
Resume Service 1 5 

Lucia Fary, Karin Car- 
penter: Best Realty 
Better Homes and 
Gardens 133 

Modern Way Cleaners 

NAPA Auto Parts and 
Service 134 

PCI 68 

Rhea County National 
Bank 26 

Rhea Floral & Gifts 27 

RheaCo 1 1 8 

Robinson Manufacturing 

Sale Creek Independent 
Presbyterian Church 

SGA 107 

Smith's Chevron 14 

Stan's Pharmacy 95 

Suburban Manufactur- 
ing Co. 133 

Wal-Mart l 1 9 

Volunteer Carpet 1 33 

Zensen 104 



Demco, Inc. 38-293 

378.19805 B84c c 9 

Bryan Colieoe rw 132818 
vol 64 c °mmoner 19 96 

378.19805 B84c c. 2 132811 
Bryan College Commoner 1996 
vol. 64 



ore than likely you have found your face and your friends' faces 
in several of the previous magazines. We hope you enjoyed reminiscing 
about sledding down the soccer field hill, the PETRA concert, spending 
time with your PCI pal, and beanie-clad freshmen. As we close the cover 
on this school year and set our goals for the next, think about your life 
here on the hill. Were we true to our motto, "Christ Above AH"? Was 

1995-96 a "YEAR to REVIEW?" 





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