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P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, TN 37321 

Phone: (423) 775-2041 

www.bryan.edu 





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Cerebral Connection : Academics 



High-Speed Connection : Sports 

Inside Connection : People 



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To the uneasy high school grad, four 
years of college may seem drawn out 
and just plain overwhelming. Bryan Col- 
lege begs to differ. After freshman year, 
returning in August brings a feeling of famil- 
iarity and comfort. Our campus is that of con- 
nectedness, where we students feel absorbed in 
what's going on around us. Banquets, dorm life, 
or for some lucky veterans, the senior trip, bring 
us together as a body with a sense of involve- 
ment and unity. After four years at Bryan, many 
seniors can look back and treasure the memories 
of Break for Change trips, endless nights at 
Smith's, and opportunities to serve the community. 
Not only do school activities connect us, but one- 
ness in the Spirit brings us together in an environ- 
ment where a passionate pursuit of God draws 
us to our lasting common bond. At Bryan, we 
know what community is - we hear it every 
day. But as your college career advances 
- and for some, comes to an end - dwell 
on what it means to be connected to this 
place and to each other. It's only through 
God's grace that true oneness - con- 
nectedness - can be accomplished to 
help us further His kingdom. 
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4 • Student Life 



Armed with 
frosting, Laura 
Newport 
pieces together 
a gingerbread 
house at the Christ 
mas banquet. 




Zach Milligan, Philip Meznar, 
and Matt Noel hear no evil, 
see no evil, and speak no evil 




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Blob" at the All-College Picnic. 



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The weirdest week of our Hues 



Freshman Orientation.Jhese two words 
often bring many things to mind for incom- 
ing freshmen. Orientation is full of many 
new things including a totally different 
perspective on life. At Bryan College, 
Freshman Orientation is a very fun and 
yet extremely busy time because the 
faculty and staff are trying to keep the 
students so busy that they won't think 
about how much they miss home. Among 
the many new things that the students 
are faced with, one thing is all the new 
people! People from all over the country 
and, with the small international com- 
munity at Bryan College, there are also 
people from all over the world. 

Jenny Christian, an incom- 
ing freshman and missionary kid from 
Thailand, had a lot more on her mind 
regarding freshman orientation than most 
average freshmen do. Anxiety was one 

feeling that she 
had in common 
with the other 
freshmen. 
However, the 
reason for her 
nervousness 
was slightly 
different than 
your aver- 

back home in Thailand before a 9 e American 
coming to Bryan in the fall freshman. 

Jenny said one 
reason she felt nervous was because 
she hadn't attended an American school 
since sixth grade and now for the first 
time since that time, she was attending an 
all American college! While most incom- 




Freshman Jenny Christian, 



ing freshmen were worried about what 
kind of music their roommates would like 
or dislike, Jenny not only had to adjust 
to normal adjustments but also to much 
larger adjustments such as leaving the city 
of Chiang Mai (population 1,000,000), 
Thailand and moving to the much smaller 
town of Dayton, Tennessee. 

Jenny told a funny story, regard- 
ing cultural differences, that happened 
to her at the beginning of the semester. 
Because she is a volleyball player, she 
had to come to school early for pre- 
season camp. Christian said that one of 
the girls on the volleyball team started 
calling her Shang-Hai when she found out 
that Jenny was from Thailand. Christian 
said, "The funny thing is, Shang-Hai is not 
even in Thailand, it's in China!" Although 
the girls on the volleyball team knew 
this, "Shang-Hai" quickly became Jenny's 
nickname during pre-season! 

Jenny is not sure exactly what 
God has planned for her life but she 
knows that for the moment, despite 
cultural differences, adjustments and 
everything else, He has placed her at 
Bryan College for a specific purpose and 



reason. 



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Tired after a day of helping 

freshmen move in, volunteers 

take a break in the sun. 




6 • Student Life 



Eager small group leaders and SGA member volunteers 
wait to unload the new freshmen's belongings. 




| reshmen thoughts 




When asked about orientation 
week, Lindsey Wolfe responded, 
"Orientation week was as bad as 
getting my wisdom teath pulled." 
"I was really mad when I realized 
that there were eighteen Hannahs 
on this campus" says Hannah Suits. 
Laughing, they both said, "But the 
good thing was the 'homeschool 
high five.'" 




Zach Brown, Bailey Payne, and 
Timmy Sunday have fun at the 
freshman luau. 



Students watch as Dr. Travis Ricketts jumps 
onto the blob at the all-college picnic. 




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The planning for the 2006 
Homecoming Banquet began at an SGA 
meeting in April. Rachel Welch came 
up with the idea of doing a TV-themed 
banquet, so all summer the sophomore 
planning committees were busy trying to 
find movie and TV show posters. 

When the school year started, 
the planning continued with meetings that 
involved both guys and girls and some- 
times random meetings between just the 
girls. Slowly the banquet began to take 
shape. 

Faith Ammen said that during the 
organization of the banquet the planning 
committee dreamed really big about 
what they wanted for the banquet, and 
seeing the successful end result of their 
ideas was great. Because the sophomore 
SGA representatives previously did the 
Valentine's Banquet together, there was 
already a good planning team in place to 
plan for the Homecoming Banquet. 




Sophomores were able to build amazing sets like 
this one from the Brady Bunch for the homecom- 
ing attendants to enjoy. 



Elisabeth Cochrane, Joy Holby, Rosalind 
Ellis, and Heather O'Brien did most 
of the painting for the backdrops 
and posters. There was a designated 
"painting area" on the third floor in 
Mercer Hall, and the girls would paint 
on the backdrops in their spare time. 

Ammen explained how dif- 
ferent people "adopted" different 
projects. For example, Lindsey Matlock 
took charge of creating all 500 invita- 
tions. She picked the top 10 TV shows 
that they were using for the banquet, 
found pictures from the TV shows, and 
then cut out and addressed all the 
invitations by hand. 

Ammen also explained how 
they didn't want the cafeteria to feel 
like the normal cafeteria, and this was 
the reason they placed black material 
over the windows and skylights. 

Lily Moore, vice president 
of the sophomore class, took care of 
most of the logistics with regards to 
the banquet. She collaborated with 
the different committees (entertainment, 
decorations, and advertising) and acted 
as an "overseer." 

Ammen and Ellis said that it 
was a huge relief to see how well 
everything they planned turned out 
and to see everyone having such a 
good time. Everyone who attended 
the Homecoming Banquet appeared 
to agree that it went wonderfully and 
was a night of "movie" magic. 

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8 • Student Life 



After announcing Ross Lee and Beth Starbuck as homecom- 
ing king and queen, the rest of the court walks around the 
soccer field. 





Freya Ross. Heather O'Brien and Elisabeth 
Cochrane sit in their homemade car to watch 
Casablanca at the drive-in movie. 




Josh Dawson dresses like Tyrone 
Sheppard for Twin Day. 

Cruella DeVil (Kim Schwab) and her 
dalmatian puppy Erica Smith) 




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Left: The cast of Grey's Anatomy 
(Eric McEachron, Sarah Urie, 
Cassie-Marie Bundy, Michael 
Reneau, Lawrence Laplue, Danielle 
Mitchell, Caleb Fendrich, and 
Jessie Laplue) seems out of place 
on the set of the Beverly Hillbillies. 




Steph Donato, Freya 
Ross, Erin Becker, 
Heather O'Brien, Anne 
Carlile, and Kim Woody 
pose on the Friends set. 





een the Banquet and the Game 



tudents relive their childhoods through Spirit Week activities 



Those five days in October 
between the homecoming banquet and 
the soccer game when everyone forgets 
the dress code and dresses up in silly 
costumes, right? Perhaps that has been 
the story for the past few years, but this 
year's sophomore student life committee 
decided to change how Bryan thinks of 
Spirit Week. Headed up by sophomore 
class president Brett Myers, the team 
of about 15-20 students that planned 
the week decided to revolutionize 
how Bryan College does Spirit Week. 
Myers, who helped organize Spirit 
Week for three years during high school, 
had a big vision for accomplishing class 
unity. Besides the usual dress-up days 
(superhero, twin, nerd, retro, Disneyl, 
there were numerous competitions for 
which the classes could earn points: 
lunchtime hula hoop contests, design your 
own car, Disney Extravaganza night 
with trivia and karaoke, Penny Wars to 




Thumbs up for lunchtime activities! Spirited 1 students 
were able to win their class points by doing outra- 
geous activities like eating green goo or "kryptonite." 



10 • Student Life 



raise money for Word for the World- 
Winston Hearn's idea for a drive-in 
movie in the Grassy Bowl was a hit - 
showing Casablanca in keeping with the 
Retro Day theme. Although the sopho- 
mores took a risk in revamping Spirit 
Week, the student body responded 
with enthusiasm. Even the faculty was 
able to get involved, with Dr. William 
Ketchersid, professor of history, don- 
ning a Mickey Mouse costume for a 
chapel announcement. Even though 
many of the ideas originated with what 
the committee had done in high school, 
Spirit Week was a success, Myers says, 
"because college students like to relive 
their childhood every once in a while." 
The planning committee hopes that this 
year's team will have set the bar for 
Spirit Week in the future. 




The school was saved by Ninja 
Turtles on Superhero Day. 



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Many fictional characters visited 
Bryan College during 
Spirit Week, including the Incredibles: 
Evan Wiley, Melissa Rogener, Lind- 
sey McKissick, and ^^^ 

Chris Tuttle. 



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Lucy, Edmond, and Susan (Millie Jones, 

Andrew Davis, and Molly Gehring) 

visited from Narnia on Friday. 




On Friday, royalty was spotted all over campus: Stacy 
LeJeune, Lizzy Stafford, Kirsten Meberg, Elisa Cruz, 
Rachel Lemonds, Carolyn Candland, EmilyLantzer, and 
Elizabeth Williams as the many Disney princesses. 





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Commuters provide, a unique "take on 



One aspect of Bryan College 
student life that is often forgotten or over- 
looked by students is the college's com- 
munity of commuters. Commuters live off 
campus and are usually only on campus for 
either classes or studying. 

Bryan College student and 
Dayton resident, Allyson Price, has been 
commuting for two and a half years. Vanna 
Sims, also a Dayton resident, has been 
commuting for one year. 

Sims and Price both talked about 
some of the positive and negative aspects 
of commuting. Sims and Price both said that 
they enjoy the fact that they don't have 
curfew to keep or certain other campus 
rules that they have to abide by. Sims also 
said that she loves being close to her family 
because not only does she gets to see 
them more often but also she is available 
to help them out if there are family errands. 
Sims said that she also feels she is able to 
do more with friends living off campus than 
if she was living on campus. 

In regard to the negative aspects 
of living off campus, both girls had the 
same complaint: it's hard to stay informed 
not only about things like cancelled classes 
but also about extracurricular activities, 
organizations and events that are happen- 
ing on campus. 

Sims said that despite the some- 
times negative aspects of commuting, she 
is still enjoying her college experience at 
Bryan. 



Senior Daniel Tomyn com- 
mutes from Soddy Daisy 
every day. Here, he and his 
friend Josh Wilkerson show 
off Daniel's sweet ride. 




12 • Student Life 






Freshmen Charity Sanoy- 
Walthrop and Ally Underwood 
participate in the chorale's per- 
formance of Handel's Messiah. 





Sophomore Ben Johnson (left) takes a 
break from helping move in new fresh- 
men during orientation. Johnson, known 
by many as the "RC" (resident commuter), 
says. "While it is true that it is harder to 
get connected, there are various oppor- 
tunities afforded to us. if we so choose 
to take them. For example, I have been 
graciously adopted by Long 1st. There is 
a true band of brothers down there, and 
they wasted no time in making me feel 
at home and accepted into the brother- 
hood. The main difference is relationally, 
but if a commuter is willing to make time 
and effort, he can overcome many of the 
obstacles in the way of deeper friend- 
ships. The RDs are very accommodating 
to us when we wish to spend the night in 
a buddy's room; I have had no problems 
finding a place to stay. While we com- 
muters often do feel like fish out of water, 
or like sojourners with no place to lay our 
heads, in reality, the on-campus students 
are quite willing to give us a place to call 
'home.'" 



Above, senior Steven 
Kinney enjoys fifty-cent 
taco night at Amigo's 
with his wife, daughter, 
and mother, Mrs. Pat 
Kinney, who also works 
in the business office at 
Bryan. 





tside of Bryan College 

Off-Campus Activities 




During the school year, papers, 
homework and classes occupy most 
students' time, but what do students 
do during the precious moments known as 
weekends? The major metropolitan city of 
Chattanooga is less than an hour's drive 
down U.S. Highway 27, and it has plenty of 
recreational attractions to suit various tastes. 
One of the city's most famous attractions is 
the Tennessee Aquarium, which opened in 
1992. The aquarium sits yards away from 
the Tennessee River at historic Ross's Land- 
ing in downtown Chattanooga. It is "home 
to more than 12,000 animals including fish, 
reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, but- 
terflies, and more," according to tnaqua.org. 
Just across the river is Coolidge Park. The 
heart of the park is the open area of lush 
green grass on the banks of the Tennessee 
River. This space is great for activities like 
football, tossing a frisbee or spreading out 
a towel and looking at the clouds. The focal 
point of the park is a menagerie of fountains, 
all sculpted as different animals. Another 
attraction in the park is the Coolidge Park 
Carousel. The antique carousel features 
hand-carved animals and seats. The most 
convenient way to get from one side of the 
river to another is the Walnut Street Bridge. 
The 113 year-old bridge is the oldest and 
largest surviving truss bridge in the South. It 
is also the longest pedestrian bridge in the 
world according to visitchattanooga.com. 



If students are in the mood to go catch 
a flick, Chattanooga has eight movie 
theaters with all the latest Hollywood 
blockbusters. One of the most serene 
experiencesin Chattanooga is the Bluff 
View Arts District, home of Rembrandt's 
Coffee House and several other fine 
restaurants. According to Cheri Sicard 
of FabulousTravel.com, "Rembrandt's 
Coffee House is the ultimate Chatta- 
nooga spot for coffee and mouth-water- 
ing desserts and candies." Dayton, 
however, also has its share of interesting 
and fun activities. Students can often be 
found' "studying" at Smith's or Harmony 
House, the local Dayton coffee shops. 
Another spot that is commonly fre- 
quented by students is Pocket Wilder- 
ness which has waterfalls and hiking 
trails. Whether hiking or camping in the 
outdoors, strolling through deep caves 
or enjoying a cup of hot coffee, there 
is always plenty to do during those 
precious weekends whether it's right in 
Dayton or in downtown Chattanooga. 



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and Taryn Haught 



Bethany Perseghetti and her friends gather at her 
home in Ohio over Thanksgiving break. 




14 • Student Life 



Ben Whitley and Jake Fabry think they spotted the 
buzzards that lend thier name to the bluff where they're 
standing, Buzzard's Point. 



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Jonathan Bailes thought that the cappuccino 




would wake him up, but the camera does 




the job instead. Bailes works as the barista 




at the Back Porch of Smith's here in Dayton. 




Katie Fridsma and Laura Furlough race to see 




who can drink thier smoothie the fastest as 




Micheal Reneau referees to ensure no cheating 




at Greyfriar's. 


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Bryan College students swamp 
Amigos every Monday night 
for their famous fifty-cent taco 
night. Seth Thomas, Paul Mid- 
dlekauff, and Jason Meadows 
are no different as they enjoy 
thier tocos. 






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ast year, when Heather O'Brien 
toyed with the idea of being an 
. RA, it wasn't until her resident assis- 
tant, Erin Becker, encouraged her to go 
to the RA meeting that she considered 
it seriously. Heather said that she told 
Erin that she would go but hadn't really 
been planning to. Right before the meet- 
ing, though, her CLF leader, Christen 
Conrad, whom she hadn't spoken to in 
almost a year, knocked on her door and 
told her that she should go to the meet- 
ing. So she went. She felt out of place 
and inferior to the other people apply- 
ing for the position of RA. She knew 
that if God wanted her to be an RA, 
he would have to make it happen. 
Walking out the door she wasn't even 
planning to get an application, when 
someone handed one to her. She turned 
in the application the day it was due 
and wasn't expecting to hear back. 
When she got to the intense interview 
process, she said that God would have 
to help her make it through; it was very 
intimidating. 

When other people started 
hearing back and she hadn't heard 
anything, she just assumed that she did 
not get the position. But one day, they 
came to her room and personally asked 
her if she would be willing to be an RA. 
"Obviously, God wanted me to be in 



the position I am in now and He made it 
happen," she said. 

Her favorite part about being 
an RA is "seeing the seeds that I've 
planted bring forth a sweet aroma, 
seeing new beginnings." 

About the girls on her hall, she 
says, "They encourage me as much as I 
think I encourage them. Even the hard 
things are a joy to me, I wouldn't trade 
it" 

The best memory she has is 
finger-painting in her room with the girls 
and then making banana waffles. When 
asked about her feelings about being an 
RA she responded "I just love it... that's 
all." 

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Drew Friedrich imagines how hand- 
some he'll look all decked out in his 
new RA shirt. 



16 • Student Life 



On the RA retreat at the beginning of the school year, 
Christy Noel. Stephanie Wade, and Bekah Tooley perform 
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hen guys talk about dorm life, 
fighting and nudity are two themes 
that seem to constantly surface. Free 
time in the guys' dorms is filled with 
playing video games, waging Nerf 
gun wars, and "play" fighting. Com- 
petition is key. One hall keeps some 
pretty bazaar records: "The largest 
number of guys that can fit in one 
shower" "Longest time without sleep," 
and "Most number of times someone 
has hit their head on the wall," among 
others. 

According to sophomore Winston 
Hearn, "Living on Long 4th is a lot like 
being Jane Goodall among the goril- 
las." 




The guys who were interviewed from 
Woodlee-Ewing said that, unfortu- 
nately, their bathrooms probably only 
get cleaned every four to six weeks on 
average. 

Despite these interesting and slightly 
gross facts, all of the boys who were 
interviewed were extremely positive 
about where they lived and the activi- 
ties that went on in the halls. 
Overall, it seems like life in the guys' 
dorms takes place with slightly less 
clothing than in the girls' dorms and is 
fun and varied as well as slightly more 
painful. This just proves however, the 
old adage, "What are little boys made 
of? Snakes and snails and puppy dog 
tails..." 



Left: Cameron Lane, Andrew Slikker, 
and Ryan Davis hang out in their 
room on Long 1st. 



Right: Paul Gutacker, Adam Morley, 
and Nick Zalk gather in the hall 
after Christmas Banquet. 






18 • Student Life 




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crapbooking, Australia, Paris, and 

New York City what do all of these 

things have in common? Each of these 
different subjects is a theme for one of 
the four floors of the Huston girls' dorm. 
Cute decorations and cheery motifs are 
part of pretty much every girls' dorm 
hall on campus. After all, "what are girls 
made of? Sugar and spice and every- 
thing nice!" Unfortunately though, even 
some of the girls' dorms can't get rid of 
that "old dorm" smell. 
However, the new girls' dorm, Robinson, 
almost always smells good, a welcome 
relief from some of the other dorms. 
Robinson, formerly called North, is the 
most recent addition to the dorms on 
the Bryan College campus. 
Life in the girls' dorms is usually some- 
what calmer than in the boys' dorms, 
however even in the girls' dorms crazy 
things happen. 




For example, one such event took place 
recently: people stealing one girl's 
clothes, towel, etc., forcing her to wrap 
a shower curtain around herself to go 
back to her room! At times, one will go 
into the bathroom and hear the sound 
of loud music blaring only to discover 
someone's laptop sitting on the window- 
sill while that person is taking a shower 
(at times singing along with her music). 
Although things in the girls' dorms are 
certainly interesting now, they are bound 
to be even more interesting next year 
when two floors in Huston dorm are 
being converted to hold three girls to a 
room. Hopefully, for the girls of Huston, 
the "everything nice" part of the old 
adage will still hold true at the end of 
next year! 



Left: Lizy Peters, Hannah Hamrick, and 
Hannah Camp stand in line to make hot 
chocolate at the Huston dorm "Mugs and 
Muffins" event. 





Right: Devon Spacek and Millie 
Jones smile for the camera. 




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Lauren Simpson, Channing Spano, 
Pam Simpson, Hannah Lee, Hannah 
Camp, Olivia Pool and Allison 
McLean of Huston Base snap a 
photo. 




On an off-campus excursion to Coolidge Park in 
Chattanooga, the girls of Huston 2nd get soaked 
playing in the fountains. 




Elisa Cruz and Jessi Hundley hang out in Resi- 
dent Director Amanda Allquist's apartment. 



Robinson residents Audrey Ann Sanders, Audra 
Jordan, Emily Echols venture out to trick-or-treat 
in Huston with Ally Adams and Kirsten Meberg. 




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)inger/Songwriter has 
become an annual tradition at 
Bryan in which musicians can show- 
case their talents to one another 
and a small panel of judges. 
Students perform original musical 
compositions with a wide spectrum 
of instruments ranging from voice 
to banjo to acoustic guitar. 




Nathan Madden plays backup for Jenny 
Christian as she sings for the Freshman 
talent show. 



This year, there were so many 
performers that two Singer/Song- 
writer nights were held. Paul 
Gutacker won the first competition 
and Paige Ratzlaff won second 
place in the same competition. 
During the second Singer/Song- 
writer, Jessi Hundley won first 
place with her touching love song 
"Yellow House." George Young 
won second place with "Liquor 
War" About Singer/Songwriter, 
Jessi Hundley said, "It's just a great 
venue to share our music with 
each other. I love hearing the 
wide variety of talent at Bryan. 
It's truly inspiring!" 





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Left: Dan Estes practices before goin; 
on stage for Singer/Songwriter. 



22 • Student Life 




Caleb Ragland and Jonathan 
Lucas wrestle to gain control 
of the prize pig at the Senior 
"Greased Pig contest." 





Left: Ben Campbell performs at 
the Freshman talent show. 

Right: Rob Yates, Andrew Davis, 
Allan Johnson and Molly Gehring 
sing for Disney Karaoke. 




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his year, for the first time, the 
Bryan College Film Festival took place 
at the historical Tivoli Theater in Chat- 
tanooga. 

The Film Festival was created 
to present the opportunity to give 
awards to students who have made 
their own films. 

A large group of Bryan 
College students attended this event 
disguised and dressed up in beautiful 
dresses, handsome suits and colorful 
masks. The masks were for the Mas- 
querade Ball, which took place before 
the Film Festival. Some of the characters 
that were spotted at the ball were the 
cast of Clue, the Three Musketeers, and 
Zorro, to name a few. 

On Saturday, the day of the 
masquerade, small groups of students 
could be found all over campus with 
paints and other arts and crafts items 
creating their own unique masks that fit 
with their different outfits. 




Some of the awards that were 
given at the Film Festival were Best 
Foreign Film, Best Short Narrative, Best 
Long Narrative, Best Actor, and Best 
Actress, among others. The many Award 
Presenters included Brittany Swanson, 
Jeremy Moore, Michal Beatty, Carolyn 
Candland, John Wang, and Ali Ibsen. 
Ben Johnson and Faith Ammen were the 
Emcees for the evening. 

"It was a very fun evening 
and, because I was an award presenter, 
I had more of a backstage experience" 
Carolyn Candland said. "It was fun to 
see things from a different perspec- 
tive by being backstage during the film 
festival, and I'm so glad that I had the 
opportunity to be a part of this great 
evening." 




Far Left: Huston Base comes 
together for a picture after the 
Film Festival. 

Left: Lizy Peters and Elisa Cruz,' 
hold their masks made of foil at 
the Film Festival. 



24 • Student Life 




Laura Barton Kassiei?erritt, Corrie 
Nash, Beci Huddlestan, and 
Samantha Niezwaag in front of 
the Tivoli in Chattanooga where 
the Masquarade ana Bryan Col- 
lege Film Festival toof place. 



Left: Andrew Sweeny and Wesley 
Callihan at the Masquerade. 

Right: Kim McKennett and Lindsay 
McKissick, with their feather masks, 
enjoy themselves at the Masquer- 
ade. 




Andrew Sweeny finds himself surrounded 
by masked women at the Masquerade. 




The advanced stage movement class 
performs the masquarade dance from 
the Phantom of the Opera at the Film 
Festival on the stage of the Tivoli. 




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Ocavenger hunts, surprise 
batches of cookies and cupcakes, myste- 
rious notes... It sounds like things that go 
on around Bryan College in the weeks 
leading up to a banquet. There are four 
banquets hosted by the college every 
year: Homecoming, Christmas, Valen- 
tine's, and the Junior/Senior Banquet. 

The unique thing about ban- 
quets at Bryan College is that it's a 
college tradition to find a creative way 
to ask your desired date to the banquet. 
This is done in a variety of ways includ- 
ing the above mentioned ideas as well 
as some slightly more creative ways. This 
is a unique tradition in and of itself. 

However, for the Christmas 
Banquet, there is an added twist. 
The Christmas Banquet is done Sadie 
Hawkins style, so the girls have to ask 
the boys and in so doing they experi- 
ence things a little bit from the guys' 
perspective. 

Regarding this tradition, fresh- 
man Calista Turner said, "I thought it 
was fun." On the other hand, her room- 
mate, Caitlyn Boronow, said, 




"I thought it was very nerve-wracking 
and I think that the boys should ask girls. 
However, I thought that at the same 
time it was a good way to see how 
guys feel and to be in their shoes for a 
little while." 

Turner and her friend Caro- 
lyn Candland asked two of their guy 
friends by sending them messages 
through intramural mail. Another girl 
simply asked a guy to go on a walk 
and watch the soccer game with her. 
Some girls, like senior Emily Meznar for 
example, got started early by asking her 
date to the Christmas Banquet during 
Homecoming! 

Every year, there will be dif- 
ferent groups of guys and girls asking 
each other to different banquets. Each 
class of Bryan College students will 
have its own unique stories of asking 
each other to banquets that they will 
look back on and laugh about one day. 
The Christmas Banquet tradition is just 
one more creative aspect that adds to 
the fun experiences in the life of a Bryan 
College student. 






Far Left: Daniel Zimmerman, 
Tyrone Shepperd, Jeremiah Peters, 
and Jordan Thompson at the 
Christmas banquet. 

Left: Luke Schaeffer and Jenny 
Christian grow tired of smiling for 
pictures at the Christmas banquet. 



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Cowboy Ben Whitley playfully threatens red-nosed rein- 
deer Zach Scheller with a ruler at the Christmas banquet. 





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Lauro Barton laughed when 
asked about how the Junior SGA came 
up with the theme. "The theme of the 
banquet was originally going to be, 
'Frankly My Dear...' but the Office of 
Student Life didn't approve this theme 
and so they changed it to "Gone With 
the Wind," she said. 

The activities of the evening 
clearly reflected the theme of the "Old 
South." The group, which was around 
195 students, left the school at 4:00 p.m. 
Friday afternoon and returned the next 
morning at 6 a.m. The evening started 
out with a banquet which was held 
in Murfreesboro. The buses then left 
Murfreesboro and traveled to Nashville 
where the group looked around and 
took pictures at the Opryland Hotel. 

The group then took a boat 
ride on the Cumberland River on a 
riverboat called the Music City Queen. 
They spent the last hour or so playing 
games at Dave and Buster's which 
Barton described as, "a Chuck-E- 
Cheese's for adults, an arcade where 
people can play video games and win 
things with their tickets." 

The group finally began the 
three-hour drive back to Dayton around 
300 a.m., arriving back at school early 
Saturday morning. 

The evening did however, have 
a few minor problems. Barton explained 
how one of the four buses that was 
hired to transport students got lost 
between the restaurant and the Opry- 
land Hotel. 



"The bus got separated from 
the other buses, I think a lot of us 
thought that the bus driver was senile 
because he was running red lights and 
he couldn't speak in full sentences or 
hear very well," she said. 

Eventually, the bus made it to 
Opryland, but Barton explained that the 
planning committee didn't feel comfort- 
able placing people back on this bus for 
the three hour ride back to Dayton. It 
took some rearranging and phone calls, 
but Barton and the other members of 
the planning committee managed to get 
everyone back to the college in one 
piece without placing people back in 
the bus with the very strange bus driver. 

"It was complicated because 
we had to move people around, but we 
still wanted to try to keep people with 
their friends and dates," she said. 

Despite this slightly funny and 
possibly dangerous setback, everyone 
did manage to make it "back the next 
day." 





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Samantha Niezwaag stabs LJ 
Moore at Junior/Senior. . 



Rachel Tortolani and Kafrina 
Courtright enjoy the arcade 
games on their last surprise 
of the night. 



Brian Edgerton, Brian 
Fitzgerald, and Jonathan 
Bailes ride in the back of 
the bus of their way back 
from Nashville. 





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Every year, the Senior SGA 
plans a relaxing trip during the last 
week before graduation for the seniors 
to get away and enjoy each other's 
company. This year's Senior Trip was a 
Carnival Cruise to Mexico The cruise- 
ship, appropriately named "The Holiday," 
took the seniors around the coast of the 
Gulf of Mexico, to places such as Costa 
Maya, Cozumel, and the Bahamas. 

While everyone else back in 
Dayton was staying up late studying for 
finals, the seniors were staying up late 
enjoying the five-star restaurants and 
exploring the many fun activities and 




entertainment on the cruise. During the 
day, they snorkeling, to the beach, or 
whatever other adventures that day's 
port city had to offer. 

Beth Simon, who finished classes 
in December, but came back especially 
for the Senior Trip describes her favorite 
memory from the trip: 

"My favorite experience was 
snorkeling in Cozumel with a group of 
ten other seniors. Kevin Keeley looked 
online for an excursion that would be 
cheaper than the cruise line's excursions, 
so we took a taxi to a pier and took 
a small boat with two Mexicans. The 
water was beautiful shades of azure 
blue. We saw fish, starfish, and even 
a few sea turtles! Our Mexican tour 
guides served us fresh pineapple, water- 
melon, and authentic guacamole. After 
our dives in different areas, they took us 
to a beach where we hung out until it 
was time to return to the port. It was 
an amazing day!" 



Brittany Fawcett-Lowe, Laura Newport, and 
Kara Livesay relax in the hammocks on the 
beach. 






John Schindler, Brian Edgerton, Brian 
Fitzgeralsd, and Sam Forrester dress to tl* 
nines for formal dinner on the cruise. 



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Amanda Davidson, Chris Pellerin, Emily Meznar, 
Lindsey Guerra, Jonathan Lucas, Sarah Coffman, 
Natalie Campbell, and Brian Fitzgerald can 
hardly contan their enthusaism about being in the 
clear blue water in Mexico. 




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animals" on the beds every day 

Right: A group of seniors prepares 

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Seniors commemorate their years at Bryan 
during Vespers and Graduation 



Upon their return from Senior 
Trip, the Class of 2007 had a full 
weekend ahead of them, beginning 
with Vespers on Friday night. Several 
members of the dass participated in the 
service, including music led by Daniel 
Tomyn, Nathan Schmidt, and Emily Cook 
and a speech by John Schindler. The 
senior class selected John Stonestreet 
as their faculty speaker for the evening. 
Stonestreet addressed them on the 
topic of celebration, reminding them that 
although graduation is an exciting time 
to celebrate their accomplishments, there 
are two things not to celebrate: being 
finished and finally making it to the "real 
world." Vespers concluded with the tra- 
ditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, where 
Dr. Stephen Livesay cut a piece of red 
ribbon for each senior to remember their 
time at Bryan with. 

Early the next morning, despite 
the continuous possibility of rain, gradu- 
ation was held outside in the Triangle 



between Mercer Hall and the Latimer 
Student Center. Commencement 
addresses were given by Mrs. Destiny 
Gordon representing the Aspire pro- 
gram and Miss Beth Starbuck repre- 
senting the traditional program. Follow- 
ing their speeches, graduates from both 
programs received their Bachelor of 
Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. 
In addition, this 74th Commencement 
included special recognition of eight 
"Golden Grads," who returned to Bryan 
fifty years after their own graduaton in 
1957. One of these Golden Grads, Dr. 
Ken Hanna, a former president of Bryan, 
received an honorary doctorate from 
the College. 

Another special event that 
occurred during graduation was 
Jonathan Lucas's commissioning into the 
U.S. Marine Corps. Lucas is a biology 
major from Maryland, and his first salute 
was to Jeff Ruark, a Bryan student, who 
recently returned from service in Iraq. 



Chosen by her class to speak at com- 
mencement, Beth Starbuck challenged 
the audience to consider what difference 
they will make in the world after leaving 
Bryan Coll 





Excited about completing his colleg* 
career, Nathan Schmidt proudly 
raises his diploma in the air. 



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Amid the flurry of extracurricular 
activity and social community, we do 
make time for academic study. Bryan stu- 
dents are connected by a common goal: to 
get an education! We are blessed with caring 
faculty who are passionately concerned that 
we come to connect ideas and knowledge and 
truth to improve our minds. 

One of the best ways for students to 
connect is collaborative assignments. We are 
given many opportunities in our classes to pool 
together our creativity and knowledge and to 
learn from each other. 

There is a keen bond that grows from 
our shared suffering in the common hardship of 
homework. Study groups, we have found, often 
help to ease the load and make even the most 
tedious of our tasks fun. 

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# • • S Christian Studies 

(Bible, Christian Education, 
Christian Thought) 




Humanities 
(Communication Studies, • • • * 
English, History, Languages & 
Linguistics, Liberal Arts, Music) 

. • • • Natural Sciences 
• • • • (Biology, Mathematics, 

Computer Science) 




Social Sciences , 

(Business, Education, • • * 
Exercise & Health Science, 
Politics/Government, Psychology) 



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34 • Academics 



Elisa Cruz diligently works on a 
lab assignment. 



Elisabeth 
Cochrane 
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likeness of Dr. 
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Kevin Bradley and Audrey 
Ann Sanders multitask by 
getting their homework done 
while supporting the basketball 

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vJ7reek... Many people associ- 
ate this word with a movie like My 
Big Fat Greek Wedding. Along with 
this movie come images of dark-haired, 
dark-skinned people who are extremely 
loud with incredibly large families. 

However, for Dr. Jud Davis, the 
new Bryan College professor of Greek, 
the Greek language is one that he loves 
to study as well as teach to others. 

Dr. Davis taught not only 
Greek but also Hebrew and New Tes- 
tament at many different schools before 
coming to Bryan, including an inner city 
seminary, a Korean language seminary 
(with an interpreter), Luther Rice Semi- 
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the University of Sheffield in England, 
Belhaven College, and Trinity Evangelical 
Divinity School. 

However, teaching was not origi- 
nally Dr. Davis's main occupation: he was 
a Presbyterian Church in America pastor 
for nine years, and he taught classes on 
the side. About teaching, Dr. Davis said, "I 
loved the privilege of teaching Christians 
and helping them grow in Christ. I have 
always felt that God equipped me to 
minister to college students." 

Dr. Davis, who is currently the only 
Greek professor at Bryan, likes to study 
reading and writing in Greek and also 
enjoys studying Hebrew. He said about his 
classes, "I tell students that Greek will be 
the toughest class you'll ever love." 

Dr. Davis also utilizes study groups, 
which he says are very effective modes of 
study for students in his classes. 

Greek classes used to be in the 
Language and Linguistics Department but 
recently moved to the Christian Studies 
Department. When asked about the Greek 
class changing departments, Dr. Davis said, 
"Same battle, different soldiers is the way 
that I look at it." 



Allison McLean studies for a Greek quiz in 
the cafe. 




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There are 29 Christian Education majors, 25 
Biblical Studies majors, and 7 Christian Thought 
majors. In all, this division holds 61 students. 






Dr. Jud Davis and his students (Ben Wharton, 
Daniel Taylor, and Brendon Witte) hold class 
in the cafeteria during the lunch hour. 



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New addition to the Christian 
Studies department. Dr. 
Kenneth Turner, playfully 
threatens freshman Olivia 
Pool with his Bible. 




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On September 11, freshman 
Stephen Deck wanted help writing a 
paper, so around 7:00 P.M. he walked 
to the Bryan College library to meet 
with senior John Schindler, a writing 
center consultant. Mr. Harle, professor of 
English, said he would like to see more 
students take advantage of the Writing 
Center this year. "The Writing Center is 
to help everyone improve their writing, 
no matter where they're at," he said. 

According to Harle, consultants 
in the Writing Center can help students 
with papers in every subject from 
freshman compostion to lab reports for 
science classes. 



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Harle said each consultant spends 
at least five hours a week in the Writing 
Center. In order to be a consultant, stu- 
dents must take a 400-level class in English 
theory and pedagogy taught by Harle. 
There are 16 consultants this year, including 
seniors John Schindler and Natasha Buckler 
who are returning for their second year as 
consultants. 

Buckler said each consultation 
caters to the needs of the student. "A 
consulting session really depends upon the 
individual needs of the student and what 
the assignment entails. The major issue with 
consultations is to meet the individual wher- 
ever he may be on the assignment, as well 
as to help them realize that they can write. 
Writing can be learned," said Buckler. 
"After a consultation, I've had clients who 
tell me they feel much better about the 
paper and the purposes of the assignment. 
Sometimes, all they need is a listening ear 
in order to help clarify the assignment," she 
said. 

Deck said that the help he got at 
the Writing Center was beneficial. He said, 
"The visit itself was also grand. I left my 
meeting very encouraged about my paper 
and had some great ideas for finishing it." 

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Spanish major Kalani Lestmann and her roommate, 
Angela King, during their semester abroad in Spain. 






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Communications (the largest major at Bryan 
College! is made up of 140 students. English is 
made up of 45 students, History, 28 students, 
Liberal Arts, 12 students, Music, 12 students, and 
Spanish, 9 students. In all, the Humanities division 
has 277 majors. 




Members of the Writing 
Center staff: Ryan Agens, 
Joel McLean, Courtney 
Jergins, Emily Cook, Kami 
Cunningham, Sherry 
Graham, Danielle Mitch- 
ell, Rebecca Carpenter, 
Rebecca Ketterer, Ashley 
Simpson, Rebecca Schlo- 
mann, Elizabeth Barrett 



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Susannah Mcllvaine tutors 
children at the Dayton 
library. 




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There are many different majors 
to choose from in the Bryan College 
Humanities Division, including Com- 
munications, English, History, Languages, 
Liberal Arts, and Music The Bryan 
College Music department has had 
many recent additions to their already 
talented department with the arrival of 
the 2006 freshman class. 



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One of these freshman students is Philip 
Kohler from Knoxville, Tennessee who is 
a double major in Christian Thought and 
Piano Performance. 

Kohler recieved the highest schol- 
arship that the music department can give, 
the Music Performance Scholarship. While 
talking about the music department, Philip 
said, "What it's allowed me to do is have 
a lot of freedom to do what I like, such as 
music projects, playing the trombone, etc. 
There's a lot of room for different projects." 
He also said in reference to the professors, 
"Although there are not many of them, 
the professors are wonderful. The teach- 
ers take a personal interest in the students 
since it's small; something that you don't find 
at a lot of large universities." 



Melissa Longoria practices her piece for repertoire. 





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Lauren Page, Susanna 
Groen, Liesl Schoenhals, 
and Melissa Longoria, 
members of the Bryan Col- 
lege girls choir, relax in the 
front row before their first 
concert in chapel. 





holiday tour of 

England was a capstone 

event for fine arts students, 

along with friends of Bryan 

College, during the break 

between semesters. 

Thirty-five 
students and friends 
of the college, led 
by professors Dr. 
Mel Wilhoit and 
Mr. Bernie Belisle, 
toured sites that 
highlighted aspects 
of artistic and 
theatrical history. 
A highlight of 
the trip, apart from 
the arts focus, was 
being in London on 
New Year's Eve 
to hear Big Ben chime and 
see the fireworks display as 
the city welcomed the New 
Year. 




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During their spring break tour, 
the Spring Chorale sings in 
Crosslanes, West Virginia. 




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he History Department at 
Bryan College is made up of three 
different professors, Dr. Bill Ketcher- 
sid, Dr. Jack Traylor and Dr. Travis 
Ricketts. Each of these men has their 
own unique yet interesting way of 
presenting the study of history to their 
students. 

For example, one class period 
in Dr. Ketchersid's History of Western 
Civilization I Honors class, he came 
to class dressed up as Charlemagne. 
While Dr. Ketchersid talked to his 
students about Charlemagne, he also 
had them ask him questions about this 
period in history. 

Or, in Dr. Traylor's History of 
the United States II class, he sent the 



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class on a "cattle drive" by designating each 
student a different part of a cattle drive. 
Examples like these make history come alive 
to the students by presenting historical facts 
in a way that students won't easily forget. 

Dr. Traylor said about the faculty in 
the History Department, "All the faculty here 
at Bryan, including the history department, 
attempt to teach their subjects in light of 
Biblical principles." 

Dr. Traylor has been the chair 
of the History Department at Bryan Col- 
lege since 1991 but he has taught at Bryan 
College for 28 years. Dr. Traylor originally 
came from Kansas where he worked for a 
historical society in Topeka. He received his 
B.A. in History from the College of Emporia, 
and his Ph.D. in History from the University of 
Oklahoma. Dr. Traylor specializes in recent 
American History as well as the American 
West. 

Dr. Traylor, when speaking about 
what he's enjoyed about Bryan College, 
said, "Its small size lends itself well to close 
relationships with faculty, students and the 
students' families, and I've really enjoyed 
that." 



Dr. Stephen Livesay prepares to dominate Ben 
Campbell on the mat during the Persuasive Commu- 
nications "Smack Down." This event was part of a 
project done by the class to see which event could 
attract the most attendants. 






42 • Academics 



During Honors Western Civ presentations, 
Dr. William Ketchersid switches seats with 
his students. 






A Tribute to Mr. 

Vv illiamson 

An award-winning indepen- 
dent film producer 
who loves to 
teach pined the 
Bryan College 
Communication 
Studies department 
in August, and 
helped establish 
a film technology 
program. Unfortu- 
nately, Mr. Julian 
Williamson will be 
leaving Bryan Col- 
lege at the end of 
the 2007 spring 
semester. He will 
be helping Pixar 
Animation Studio 
with a new movie! 

Left: Mr. Williamson helps 
Kori Wright with a project 
in the comm tech lab. 




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Kim Woody and Anne Carlile 
kindly open the door to 
the Rankin Communications 
building. 




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hat started as a collection 
of a stunning variety of plants and ani- 
mals housed in display cases on the third 
floor of Mercer Hall has evolved into a 
natural history museum honoring the man 
who started it all. 

On Friday, November 3, 
2006, Bryan College and community 
officials cut the ribbon and officially 
reopened the Willard Henning Natural 
History Museum. 

Dr. Todd Wood, director of 
Bryan's Center for Origins Research 
and of the museum, said the collection 
"reflects Dr. Henning's extremely diverse 
interests." Among the approximately 
100,000 items in the collection are 
rocks and fossils from coal mines in Rhea 
County; African lions; sea shells, includ- 
ing specimens of extinct species; a bald 
eagle; reptiles; and "weird things, like a 
four-legged chicken." 



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Many items in the collection 
were damaged or destroyed in a fire in 
2000, and college staff and volunteers 
have worked since then to clean or repair 
specimens that survived. Despite the losses 
in the fire, "The museum has been one of 
the most valuable educational resources 
at the college for the science department. 
We have things you just cannot get today, 
for example, the bald eagle. It has been 
a valuable resource for the community as 
well," Dr. Wood said. "I have met many 
people who, when I tell them what I do, 
will ask, 'Do they still have the stuff on 
the third floor? I visited there when I was 
a kid.'" No longer on the third floor, the 
museum has been relocated to the south 
end of the first floor. 

Work began in earnest to 
develop the facility that was dedicated 
November 3, after former director Dr. 
Kurt Wise announced plans to leave the 
college this past spring. "My goal was to 
create an attractive display of what is in 
the museum," Dr. Wood said. "I thought 
we shouldn't have all this neat stuff tucked 
away beyond the reach of the community 
that so enjoyed it for so long." 

Visitors to the museum will see an 
exhibit of African lions and other wildlife, 
skulls of a variety of animals, preserved 
reptiles, sea shells and a new item, a 
museum replica of the head of a Tyranno- 
saurus Rex dinosaur. 

"It's pretty impressive," Dr. Wood said. 
"It's a great little museum that will serve 
Rhea County and our students very well." 



Junior Elisabeth Mangum helps set up for the 
Henning Museum reopening by hanging a deer on 
display. 



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math and computer science. In all, there are 63 
students in the division of natural science. 



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students ponder a compli- 
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hen freshman Exercise and 
Health Science major Hannah Suits was 
asked about her thoughts regarding 
this department she replied, "Yes, I love 
it. So far I've had a very good experi- 
ence." 

Suits currently plays varsity volleyball for 
Bryan College and has been playing 
volleyball since the sixth grade. She said 
that she would like to eventually teach 
Special Education, and she plans on get- 
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Science and then a master's degree in 
special education, thereby combining her 
two interests. 

Regarding strong points in the EHS Depart- 
ment, Suits said that she has a very good 
advisor. 

When asked what he would eventually 
like to do with an EHS degree, Andrew 
Sweeny, freshman presidential scholar for 
the Exercise and Health Science Depart- 
ment, said, "I really want to get my 
master's and become a physical therapist." 
Sweeny also said regarding the EHS 
department at Bryan, "I'm excited about 
Dr. Kennedy and the other teachers in the 
EHS department and the opportunity to 
get my basics done here at Bryan with the 
EHS department." 



Ben Campbell, Julie Davis, and Andrew Salmon 
take their studies outside the student center to 
enjoy the spring air. 



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Olivia Pool, Vanna Sims, Luke Booker, Colton Davie, 
and Tyler Gay practice their golf skills at the driving 
range during their EHS golf class taught by Coach 
Matt Bollant, 




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Health Science 
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In the Social Science department there are 54 Busi 
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29 Education majors, 43 Exercise and Health Sci- 
ence students, and 44 Psychology majors. 




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'usiness students at Bryan 
College learn from faculty members 
who are dedicated to seeing the 
school's mission realized in their students' 
lives: to educate tomorrow's business 
leaders to become servants of Christ 
to make a difference in the business 
world. As our students interact with our 
dedicated Christian faculty and fellow 
students, they become aware that a 
profession in business can be more than 
just a vocation — it can be an opportu- 
nity to impact the business community for 
Christ. 

Our objective is to teach our students 
an appropriate, interconnected system 
of business knowledge and to integrate 
Biblical truth into our classes while not 
compromising the content of our business 
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We are interested in the complete devel- 
opment of our students. We expect our 
graduates to be highly competent in their 
fields of expertise as well as to be people 
of integrity and moral character. 
As such, we build up our students through 
a rigorous academic program that empha- 
sizes personal and professional develop- 
ment and provides opportunities for our 
students to become involved in extracurricu- 
lar activities — both on and off campus. 
Students in the Department of Business 
come from many different countries to 
study business in a Christian environment. 
Likewise, our graduates are employed 
around the globe, serving in large multi- 
national corporations and small entrepre- 
neurial businesses. Their influence is felt at 
every level of the corporate ladder. Those 
graduates who go on to pursue advanced 
degrees find that the business program 
here at Bryan provided them with a sub- 
stantial foundation for successful graduate 
experiences. 

Our faculty members are well prepared 
academically and are dedicated to the 
task of undergraduate business education. 
Their personal business experience serves 
to enrich their teaching with insight that can 
only be gained through "having been there 
and done that." 



Business professor Dr. Jeff Bruehl converses with 
junior Tyler Gay after class on a Friday afternoon. 





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Student teacher and senior elementary education major, 
Laura Newport, oversees her student's work at Dayton City 
School. 




Laura Newport's elementary school class at Dayton City 
School — who knows, maybe one of these kids will be a 
Bryan graduate some day. 



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Jessie Farrell, Dr. Marcy Froemke, 
and Amanda Hale attend the ACSI 
teachers conference in Birmingham, 
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Social Science • 49 




Politics and 
Government: 

cH}w theuqhtsfar anew majar.. 




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he Politics and Government major is 
one of the newest majors at Bryan Col- 
lege; the official opening of the Politics 
and Government major took place in 
August of 2006. 

Dr. Ron Petitte, chairman for 
the Politics and Government Depart- 
ment, said regarding this new major, 
"This major is intentionally a Bachelor of 
Arts instead of a Bachelor of Science. I 
wanted to stress the Biblical and philo- 
sophical foundations of government and 
not just the scientific role of government." 

Petitte explained that this is 
one difference between the Politics and 
Government major at Bryan College 
and a Political Science major at another 
college. 



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He said, "The goal of this pro- 
gram is to introduce students to the virtues 
and basic values that form the foundation 
for politics in America, and how such vir- 
tues and values are applied in the political 
and electoral processes of American 
government." 

Several of the courses that the 
Politics and Government majors are 
required to take are American Constitu- 
tional History, American Political History, 
Intro to Ethical Thinking, and Politics, Phi- 
losophy & Economics, just to name a few. 
Petitte said that he thought the 
Intro to Ethical Thinking course was a 
foundational course for this major. 

In summing up this newly instituted 
major, he said, "The Politics and Govern- 
ment major is a unique integration of 
American history, philosophy, economics, 
political science and governmental stud- 
ies, with supporting courses drawn from 
communication studies. It is an expansion 
of the Oxford University triad of philoso- 
phy, politics, and economics, adding the 
all-important branches of American history 
and communication and governmental 
studies, to include the option of participat- 
ing in governmental internships at local, 
regional, state, national and international 
levels." 



Dr. Travis Ricketts talks about politics after class with 
freshman Nathan Madden. 




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50 • Academics 




Dr. Petitte and Bonnie-Marie Yager prepare 
for the Commoner Forum in the Politics and 
Government office. 




Several Bryan students spent a semester studying at the Focus 
on the Family Institute in Colorado. Here Beth Starbuck and 
Chuck Rose along with several classmates salute in front of the 
main office 




Dr. Clark Rose and Dr. Stephen 
Bradshaw discuss the psychol- 
ogy department. 



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Social Science • 51 




cOnNecTPr 



* • • 



The crowd cheers as Bryan scores 
the winning goal, makes the game- 
changing kill, crosses the finish line first, 
shoots a three to go ahead at the buzzer, 
or hits a walk-off home run. Guys and girls 
alike join in a merry celebration of victory, 
coat their faces with the bright yellow and 
deep red of their alma mater, and gleefully 
beat on drums or blow horns. The crimson 
banner with the lion's proud visage is waved 
as strains of "There's only one Bryan College. .." 
rise from the crowd. The words "Beat Covenant" 
are displayed across red shirts with pride. Teams, 
formed of friends and classmates, meet weekly 
on the field or court. Stress is released, fun is had, 
friendships are strengthened. 

We connect through sports... athletes, 
fans, intramural enthusiasts. . . We celebrate vic- 
tories together, agonize over defeats, cheer for 
our friends, rejoice when we "Beat Covenant." 
We own multiple shirts with golden lion tracks or 
red letters proclaiming the praises of our school, 
and we wear them with pride. But more than 
shirts and cheers and victories and losses, we 
connect by following the picture our athletes 
give us of pressing on in the race of life. 
Sweat, blood, and tears don't stop us; we 
keep following after Jesus even when we 
are worn out and feel we can't go on. 
Yes, sometimes there will be losses. But 
our Coach continues to guide us, our 
Fans keep cheering us on, and we 
keep playing, running, fighting, 
till the Game is over and we 
have won. 



Copy by: 
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• • * • Track & Cross Country 



Soccer 



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52 • Sports 



Kat Rawley stands ready in an 
intense volleyball game. 



Diego Ortiz 
skillfully kicks 
the ball back 
into the game 




Kellie Thurman scores on a 
free throw to help win the 
close game against Covenant. 



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Division • 53 



Melkam Kifle, Jerome Sfancil. and Versell 

Wells play man-to-man defense in a game 

against Covenant. 



Tyler Cooke makes a fast break against Ten- 
nessee Wesleyan. 






Versell Wells, 
Senior 



^Allkam Kifle, 
Sophomore 





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The Bryan College Men's Basketball team had a rough season this year. They ende< 

the season in the middle of the AAC with a 14-14 record. The team gained severe 

new players this season and with it came advantages and disadvantages. The guys saic 

the chemistry wasn't very good until late in the season and it showed on the court. The tear 

had a lot of talent, but it was difficult for them to learn to play together until the end of thi 

season. Freshman Alex White attributes the difficulty of the season to the number of injuries ove 

the course of the season. Sophomore Matt Housley said that "Last year we had more leadershif 

rom the upperclassmen, but this year we had underclassmen step up and be leaders throughot 

the year." 

When asked what he learned this year, freshman Andrew Slikker said, "I learned that my teammate 

have some real guts to keep fighting night in and night out even when we were not getting th< 

results." Sophomore Matt Housley said he learned that "it doesn't matter about the record, if w< 

play hard, we can compete with anyone." The guys agree that the best part of the season wa 

building relationships with the team. The team became very close by the end of the season, anc 

they have high hopes for a stronger season. Sophomore Lamarr Shorts said, "As for next yeaj 

we are still young but our leadership will make up for that, we will work hard and will try muc 

harder to become a team." It will be exciting to see how the current underclassmen on the 

men's basketball team will step up and take leadership in the years to come. 

Jerome Stancil dunks the ball on the Tenr 
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2006-2007 Result 


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Concordia 


W: 108-87 


Lee University 


L: 86-100 


Atlantic College 


W: 115-66 


Covenant 


L: 71-80 




L: 58-71 


King 


W: 78-57 




L 67-79 


Tenn. Temple 


L: 65-91 




W: 73-58 


VA Intermont 


W: 71-67 




W: 73-66 


Brevard 


W: 66-59 




W: 75-60 


Montreat 


L: 69-70 




L 71-78 


Johnson Bible 


W: 83-76 


Union 


L: 65-77 




W: 63-60 


S. Indiana 


L: 55-88 


Bluefield 


L: 79-81 




L: 94-97 


UVA-W,se 


W: 71-59 




L: 59-65 


Milligan 


W: 90-75 




W: 78-58 


Tenn. Wesleyan 


L 60-86 




W: 73-70 


Berea 


L 67-76 







• • •> 





BACK (l-R): Troy Bradley. Andrew Slikker, Lamarr Shorts, Tyler Cooke, Thomas 

Davis, Jacob Jarvis, Jerome Stancil, Evan Dodd, Versell Wells, Matt Housley, Richard 

Stapleton 

FRONT a-R): Kurt Miller, Melkam Kifle, Joy Holby Imanager], Coach Don Rekoske, 

Coach Matt Schock, Kyle Terry, Alex White 



Men s Basketball • 55 



The girls pose for a picture after winning their 
second conference championship. 



Sarah Coffman sets up for a free th 




• • • 





Sarah Coffman 

senior, and 

Ashley Gray, 

sophomore 



Jasmeqo Benfon 
g junior, and 
Amanda 
Davidson 



Lacy Mellon 

senioB, and Jessica 

Calvin, senior 




56 • Sports 



CHAA/HCNNS 

Women's Basketball wins second conference cf\amplonsf\\\ 



The Lady Lions Basketball team had an exciting season this year. They went to the 
2007 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) tournament and were honored for a 
conference championship. The Lady Lions had four All-Academic team members (Kaylin 
Carswell, Katie Davis, Amanda Davidson, and Lacy Mellon) and three All-Conference 
selections (Katie Davis, Kellie Thurman, and Brittany Swanson). Senior Brittany Swanson was 
also honored as the 2006-2007 AAC Player of the Year and Coach Matt Bollant was hon-: 
ored as the Conference Coach of the Year. On February 13, the Lady Lions secured the AAC 
regular-season championship and earned an automatic advance to the national tournament, with 
a 57-53 win at Union College. The Lady Lions have become the first team in school history to 
win back-to-back conference titles. The team ended the season with a 26-8 record, including 16 
conference wins and 2 losses. When asked about the best part of the season, freshman Court- 
ney Swanson said, "The best part for me was getting to play one last time with my older sister 
Brittany. Not only because she is my sister but also because she is an outstanding player; she is 
by. far the best teammate I have ever played with. I also enjoyed all of the relationships I made 
with every single girl on the team. There was never a dull moment and I knew if I ever needed 
one of the girls for anything they would be happy to be there." The team had good chemistry 
even though there were many new players. As far as next season goes, the Lady Lions are 
exqted. Senior Lacy Mellon said, "Next year the team looks great, it doesn't matter how 
many seniors they are losing. Other players will step up and continue the winning tradi- 
tion Bryan has set for itself. Katie Davis and Kellie Thurman are going to step up anc 
lead the team and I feel very confident leaving it in their hands." 




2006-2007 Results 




Concordia 


L: 61-72 




W. 78-46 


Tenn. Temple 


W: 76-61 




W: 70-39 


Cedarville 


L 56-68 


Madonna 


W: 69-55 


Lee University 


L: 65-67 


Brevard 


W: 65-53 




W: 60-47 


Berea 


W: 100-82 


UVA-Wise 


W: 70-62 




W: 67-54 


Bluefield 


W: 91-77 




W: 77-57 


Montreat 


W: 91-67 




W: 83-77 




W: 71-69 


VA Interment 


W: 75-66 




W: 88-75 


Georgetown 


L 60-83 


Milligan 


W: 77-65 




L: 71-74 




W: 54-40 


Tenn. Wesleyan 


W: 86-65 




W: 66-57 


Covenant 


W: 81-73 




W: 85-80 


Charleston Southern 


L 63-70 


Union 


W: 82-74 




W: 57-53 




L: 53-64 


King 


L: 76-80 




W: 71-67 



During t|pe team's trip to the national 
tournament in Iowa; Lacy Mellon tries 
to dig (he ous out of the snow 





BACK tt-ffl; Ashley Gray, Lacy Mellon, Rhea Brown, Hillary Tipton, Sarah Coffman, 
Amanda Davidson, Jasmean Benford, Jessica Colvin, Katie Davis, Kellie Thurman, 
Heather Windom, Kaylin Carswell, Gabby Claxton, Courtney Swanson, Brittany 
Swanson, Amber Smith 

FBORf tt-B): Student Asst., Coach Matt Bollant, Corey Mullins (Assistant Coach], Jack 
Traylor (Assistant Coachl, Karin Traylor (Statistician) 

Women's Basketball 



Will Stokes pitches against Montreal 



The seniors: Ronnie Jones, Jeremy Deal, Drew 

Friedrich, David Haynes, Matt Day, Ben 

Wharton, James White 




Jeremy Potts, 
junior 



Drew- Friedrich,,, 

8 

senior 



\at\ Day, 
senior 






2007 was a year full of ups and downs for Bryan Baseball. It began with high expectations, 
coming off the best season in the program's short history. They also had solid senior leadership 
and "a very good recruiting class of freshmen and transfers" according to Coach Joel Johnson. 
The team started off strong, going 10-3 in February. This was keyed by solid pitching and timely 
hitting on the part of the Lions. March, however, proved to be unfriendly, and by the end of the 
month they had fallen to 16-17. The month ended with a double-header against conference rival 
Covenant College, which the Lions split. By the end of the regular season they had fallen to 23-26, 
somewhat below their early expectations. Despite the disappointing record, the team had its share 
of highlights during the season, including a dramatic late-inning comeback against nationally-ranked 
opponent Berry College. The team also had contributions from some of its key seniors. Among 
these was first baseman Drew Friedrich, who batted .355 and was third in the conference with 11 
home runs. He was also near the top of the conference in RBIs, with 48. Senior Ben Wharton also 
had an outstanding year, batting .351 and stealing 34 bases, which was second in the conference. 
! The center fielder was also solid defensively, coming fourth in the conference with a .992 fielding 
percentage. Although the contributions of these and other seniors will be missed, the team has 
a solid group of developing freshmen, making next season look promising. 



58 • Sports 



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2007 Results 




Johnson Bible 


W: 18-0. 14-1 


Rio Gronde 


L 9-12 




W: 11-1, 9-8 


Freed-Hordeman 


L .4-5 




W: 13-2 


Toccoa Falls 


L: 5-11 


Taylor University 


W:8-6 


Geneva College 


W:3-l 


Southeaster Univ 


W: 11-9 


Goshen College 


W 4-0. 10-1 


Union College 


L: 2-6. 4-15 


Southern Poly 


L 2-3. 0-11 


Milltgan College 


L2-6 




W:7-5 


Atlanta Christian College 


W: 4-0, 8-1 


Johnson Bible 


W: 13-2. 13-0 


Montreat College 


L: 6-8, 9-12 


Lee University 


L: 0-13, 3-10 


King College 


L: 3-4, 1-7 


Berry College 


L: 3-7, 1-6 


Covenant College 


L4-7 




W:6-3 


Tennessee Temple 


W: 9-3, 7-3 


Bluefield College 


L: 8-20, 3-9 


Berry College 


W: 14-13 




L: 1-5 



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as Ben Wharton waits on dec! 



2, t ,Coaches Johnson and Hasty., intentl 
watch the game and strateqize for the 
next inning. „ 





Virginia Infermont College 


W: 6-5. 16-4 | 


Lee University 


L: 8-12. 1-9 


Southern Poly 


I: 1-11 




W: 5-2 


Tennessee Wesleyan 


L: 7-17, 0-7 


UVA-Wise 


L 6-13 




W 5-3 I 








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3NT: Jacob Hollman, Jeremy Potts, Jason Henderson, David Haynes, Gabe Keen, Stephen 
Deck, Jonathan Brown 

OW: Jeremiah Peters, Dakota Asnip, James White, Stephen Korpi, Brad Todd, Daniel 
Bosarge, Michael Kent, Rod Holland 

3RD ROW: Josh Franklin (Student Trainer], Will Stokes, Ronnie Jones, Coach Jack Traylor, 
Coach Joel Johnson, Coach Taylor Hasty, Zach Bowe, Will Newman, Jeremy Kauffman 
(Athletic Trainer) 

BACK: Jeremy Deal, Matt Hicks, Brad Starnes, Ben Wharton, Drew Friedrich, Matt Day, 
Daniel Zimmerman, Ben Young, Ryan Knight, Josh Dawson p> L || , C.Q 




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Amandcr Allquist, the RD of Huston, passes the frisbee to her teammate on the RA and RD intramural frisbee 
team. 

2.) The fans cheer on the RA and RD intramural frisbee team as they compete. 
3.1 The Rugby team gets ready to face off against their competitor. 
4.1 Tim Sheftei* and Paul Gutacker strategize as they try to score for the RA and RD team. 
5.) The Rugby' team tries to get the ball from the other team at the start of their game. 
6.) Tim Harris looks for Tim Shetter or Amanda Allquist to pass the flrsbee so the RA and RD team can score. 



60 • Sports 





"I his was the first uear 
that we got the M en 's 
Club Volleyball off the 
ground, even though it 
has been on the minds of 
eople for a long time. 
e had a spoo uear and we got a lot of 
classes involved. VV e even got to plau a 
couple of games against Covenant. ]'m 
excited to see how it grows over the next 

CD 

years." 

— ]J)an | stes 

| reshman 




I.I The Bryan College Rugby team tries to score a goal to win the game 

2.) One of the intramural frisbee teams conducts a team huddle to come up with strategy to win the game. 

3.) The Rugby team celebrates their victory after the game. 

4.1 Kevin Keeley throws the frisbee to Paul Gutacker as Andrew Glines attempts to intercept it for his team. 

5.1 The Rugby team tries to score against their opponent. 



Intramural Sports • 61 



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62 • Sports -. 



I After a stressful game, JV Girls Basketball Coach Corey Mullins relieves his tensions with an orange peel. 
2.) Enjoying each other's company even off the court, JV Girls Basketball team Kyla Hill, Mindy Grubbs, Kelly 
Barton, Katie Barhdm, Brooke Corbett, and Galyn Dobler have fun together at the Christmas Banquet. 
3.) At the sooppf pep rally. Curt Hays and Kevin Bradley are required to dress up as part of Freshman Initiation. 
4.1 Just before a JV Girls Basketball game, Amanda Davidson, Katie Barham, and Galyn Dobler prepare 
' mentally. ,1 

5.1 Taking ajbreak from the strenuous JV Men's Basketball schedule, Jacob Jarvis and Jordan Thompson bring 
out the coy/boy inside every man. 
6.) Michael Schroeder and Mark Baker share their satisfaction after a hard-fought JV Men's Soccer game. 




.) Before the JV Girls Basketball game, Brooke Corbett, Mindy Grubbs, and Kaylin Carswell warm up. 
I) JV Men's Soccer players Josh Maubach and Jo Lloyd have fun at the Christmas Banquet. 
S.I Diving for the ball, Kelsey Ogle hustles at a JV Volleyball game. 

1.1 Luke Schaeffer dribbles the ball in order to score a goal at the JV Men's Soccer game. 
3.1 Looking at her options, Katie Barham passes the ball to her teammates. 
Preparing for the JV Men's Basketball game, Jonathan Dilts, Kurt Miller, and Evan Dodd look sheepish as they dress out for the game. 



Junior Varsity Sports • 63 



Before the cross country meet, the team 
pauses for a prayer. 



Crossing the finish line, Daniel Goetz is excited 

that he won first place with a one minute and 

22 second lead. 






e Runninq Correla'tioi' 

VO brings back the Track Teavi 



The Bryan College Cross Country team was back again this year for the secor 

season, and the Track team was a new addition in the second semester. The Tra> 

team had been missing in action for a few years and Coach Rodney Stoker was ab 

to bring it back this year. The Lions had an interesting season with a few new runne 

this year. The Men's team was led this year by Daniel Goetz, Josh Bradley, Zach AAoble 

and Zach Bufflngton. The Men's team also traveled to Louisville, KY, and finished second at tf 

IMAIA Region XII Championships. Bryan was led by sophomore Daniel Goetz, who finished nir 

overall in a time of 25:46 for the 8,000-meter event and qualified for the NAIA Championsb 

race. Goetz was named to the All-Region XII team, as well as an All-Conference performer 

the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Bufflngton, Bradley and Caleb Morgan were named 

the AAC All-Freshmen team. Bryan College took the team championship at the Mountain Tc 

Classic hosted by Covenant College. The Lions placed four men in the top eight and flnishe 

with a team total of 31 points. The Lady Lions, however, did not have such a good season. Tl 

Lady Lions did finish 7th at Region XII Championship and sophomore Kellie Patton led the Lio 

by placing 22nd in the championship. Bryan College women's cross country team also flnishe 

of five teams at Covenant College's Mountain Top Classic and sophomore Kellie Pattc 

finished fifth overall over the challenging five-kilometer course. The Lions finished third at the 2r 

annual Overhill Invitational in Madisonville, TN, and Bryan College's women finished ninth out 

eleven teams at the Tennessee Invitational held at the Lambert Acres Golf Club in Maryvil 

s IN; The Men's and Women's teams are looking forward to a stronger season next year i 

their athletes develop and grow. 

Zach Mobley, freshman, and Caleb Morgc 

freshman, relax after a hard fought rac 



64 • Sports. 



Coming close to the finish line, Caleb 
Morgan, freshman, focuses on the 
race ahead of him. 





BACK (l-R): Zach Mobley, Zach Buffington, Caleb Morgan, Steven Chambers, Jason 

Poarch 

MIDDLE (l-R): Anna Downer, Josh Bradley, Daniel Goetz, Guillermo Loaiza, Andrew 

Dorn, Kellie Patton 

FRONT (L-R): Bailey Payne, Christian Johnson, Liesl Schoenhals, Allison McLean, Audra 

Jordan 

Cross Country • 65 



At one of the most exciting games of the 

season, Manoel Silva, junior, kicks the ball 

around the strong defense at Covenant 

College. 

Carlos Pedro da Silva, sophomore, goes for 

the goal in the homecoming game against 

William Carey College. 






Kevin Keeley, 
senior, gives you 

a step by step 
picture guide on 

how to kick a 
goal kick. 





66 • Spoi 







This year has been an exciting year for the Bryan Lions Men's Soccer team. The Lion 

finished this season with a record of 9-6-2, 4th place in the regular season. The Lions los 

eight of their starters from last year, but that seemed to have had little effect on the team 

This year's team was mostly dominated by underclassmen, but the team bonded better this year 

than last year. Much of the better chemistry of this year's team is from the leadership of senior 

Kevin Keeley and Felipe Vallejo, and juniors Scott Davidson and Manoel Silva. Senior goalkeepei 

Kevin Keeley was named to the AAC All-Conference 3rd team, NAIA Region 12 selection, AAC 

Academic All-Conference team, and NCCAA All Mid-East Region selection. He finished with c 

final record of 45 saves in seven games, with only two goals scored on him. Keeley's skills as c 

goalkeeper were especially evident at the Covenant game this year. Bryan traveled to Lookou 

fountain and tied the game at 0-0, even after an intense double overtime. For the first time ir 

over five years, the home team did not win. Keeley denied Covenant the win that they though 

they deserved with his superb goalkeeping skills. This season was an exciting one for Coach Sandv 

Zensen because he earned his 200th win when the Lions defeated King College on October 14 

Coach Zensen has coached 17 seasons at Bryan with three TVAC/ACC conference champion 

ships, won four NCCAA Div I Mid-East Region titles, made five trips to the NAIA Region XI 

playoffs, and have made appearances in the NCCAA Div I National Tournament. This yeai 

brought new underclassmen that will bring a strong season next year so Bryan Lions fans wi 

have a lot to look forward to next season. 



Playing great defense, Scott Davidson, jun 
sneaks up on the opposing tec 




2006 Results 




Freed-Hardeman 


W:l-0 


Oakland City 


W:2-l 


Warren Wilson 


W: 10-0 


U of Mobile 


W:2-0 


Asbury 


T:0-0 


Johnson Bible 


W: 10-0 


Campbellsville 


L0-1 


Covenant College 


T:0-0 


Tennessee Wesleyan 


W:2-l 


Bluefield 


W:4-l 


Virginia Intermont 


W:4-l 


William Carey 


L0-6 


U of the Cumberlands 


L0-2 


King 


W:3-2 


Milligan 


L 1-4 


Montreat 


L: 1-2 


Union College 


Ll-2 


AAC Tournament Quarter Finals 




vs. Virgina Intermont 


L2-3 


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Intently focused on the gaise, Diego 
Ortiz TaucaQQ^freshman^sb^s for 
a goal^* 

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Protecting the goal, Carlos Pielago-San- 
jchez, sophomore^stops the t5b.ll when the 
''opposing team finally makes it, to. Bryan's 

side of the field. 



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R): Jeremy Kauffman (athletic trainer), Stephanie Miller (manager), Coach Sandy 
Zensen, Nate McCown, Jo Lloyd, Drew Goodman, Kevin Keeley, Josh Maubach, Diego Ortiz 
Taucano, David Villanueva, Curt Hays, Kyle Wagley, Will Galbreth 
MIDDLE: Tim Harris, Ben Whitley, Manoel Silva, Jota Pedro da Silva, Kevin Bradley, Scott 
Davidson, Carlos Estrada, Josh Courtright, Megan Devaney, Coach Michael Palmer 
FRONT: Lizzy Stafford (student trainer), Carlos Pielago-Sanchez, James Carmichael, Luke 
Schaeffer, Chris Kloc, Gabriel Fisher, Felipe Vallejo, Andres Garcia, Luke Gawthrop, Mauricio 
Pena Zabala 



Men's S. 



occer 



67 



Setting up Jana Watson for a goal, Betsy 
Halvorson assists her teammate. 



Keeping the ball away from the strong de- 
fense, Christy Noel sprints down the field. 





Wo men's Soccer Faces a Tough Yeai 



Stephanie Wade, 
"' sophomore. 





The Lady Lions soccer team had a rough year, but they came out strong as a team in 
the end. They started the year with seventeen players on the roster and the Lady Lions 
had a hard time keeping enough players to be able to play due to academic probations 
and injuries. The Lady Lions ended with a 5-10-1 season, but despite the rough losses they pulled 
ogether as a stronger team. For many of the games, the Lady Lions did not have enough play- 
ers to have any subs. These games helped strengthen the team by making them work harder and 
work better together. 

The girls credit Coach Mark Sauve for keeping them optimistic. Coach Sauve was constantly 
reminding the girls that it was not about winning, but about working hard and improving their skills. 
He was a great encouragement to the team, despite the losses and injuries. 
Although the team was mainly dominated by underclassmen, they had a better chemistry this year 
than last year. Freshman Lizy Peters is a great example of the determination of the Lady Lions. She 
broke her nose in a game against Asbury College but continued to play with a face mask. 
These girls love their sport and they have learned that the most important thing for them as a 
team is to work together, despite the hardships they have endured this season. The Lady Lions 
are building a great foundation for the next season with their strong work ethic and great 
attitudes. Bryan fans will have a great season to look forward to next year. 

Jumping high into the air, Katrina Courtrk 
junior, practices a heac 



68 • Sport 




2006-2007 Result-s 

Union University L: 0-5 

Freed-Hardeman L: 1-2 

Milligan College L: 0-8 

Hiwasse W: 5-0 

Asbury L: 0-6 

Johnson Bible W: 3-1 

Hiwasse W: 6-0 

Virginia Intermont L: 0-4 

Tennessee Wesleyan L: 2-1 

Bluefield College W:3-0 

Covenant College L: 0-9 

Southeastern University T: 0-0 

Johnson Bible W: 5-0 

King L: 0-6 

Montreat L: 0-5 

Union College L: 0-9 

AAC Tournament vs. Covenant College 

L0-7 



o 



Betsy Hal'vorson consistently plays 
great offense and is a great-player 
for Bryan, ' 

Confused at an official s call. Muc 
Peirter, senier, pounds the ground in 
frustration. ' 







>K JL-R): Jessica Gilman, Coach Mark Sauve, Katrina Courtright, Betsy Halvorson, 
Audrey Porter, Stephanie Wade, Andra Branson, Megan Foggin 
MIDDLE (L-R): Christy Noel, Lizy Peters, Joy Hartman, Summer Nielsen, Jana Watson, 
Erica Smith 

FRONT (l-R): Beci Huddleston (manager], Allison Cunningham, Sara Ward, Brittany 
Brown 

Women's Soccer • 69 



Focusing on the game, Gabby Claxton, fresh- 
man, Kristin Green, junior, Kat Rawley, junior, 
Robin Renfroe, sophomore, Brittany Carter, 
freshman, and Amber Smith, freshman, listen 
carefully to Coach Leo Sayles as he calls a 
team huddle 



After a tough game, Robin Renfroe, sopho- 
more, gets a reassuring hug from her dad. 







and on a roll. 



■ 



The Lady Lions enjoyed quite a turn-around season in 2006. The girls 

enjoyed one of the best seasons in Bryan history, posting their first 25-win 

season in two decades, best conference record since 2002, and first conference 

post-season victory in four years. The Lions opened the season with no home court 

and plenty of competition on the road. Although the team was missing captain 

Kathryn Rawley due to a broken finger and starter Brittany Carter due to a knee 

injury, the Lions showed that they were ready to put together a competitive season. 

After losing to Indiana Southeast, the ladies emerged from their opening weekend at 

Lindsey Wilson with one win and two losses. In the second weekend of the season, 

the Lions returned to Cumberland University missing a third starter, captain Abby 

Humphrey. The team, now missing half the starting lineup, finished 5th out of 10 in 

the tournament, with an impressive victory over big rival Covenant College. The 

. team entered conference play with a 3-5 record, and endured a five-game losing 

streak before the team went on a roll. During the conference season, the Lions' 

played with determination and consequently moved up the regional rankings 

to hold the place of the # 4 team in the nation. 

Anxiously, Abby Jo Humphrey, senior, and r 
Rawley, junior, await the referee's c 







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1 2006 Results 




Lindsey Wilson 


L: 1-3 


Asbury College 


W: 3-1 


Indiana Southeast 


L: 1-3 


Berry 


L: 0-3 


Covenant College 


W: 3-2 


Cumberland University 


L 1-3 


Lambuth University 


L: 3-0 


Mt. State University 


W: 3-0 


Union College 


L: 2-3 


Montreat College 


W3-1 


Brevard College 


W:3-l 


Brewton Parker College 


W: 3-0 


University of VA at Wise 


W: 3-0 


Bluefield College 


W; 3-0 


Tennessee Wesleyan 


W: 3-0 


Milligan College 


W: 3-2 


King 


L: 1-3 


Virginia Intermont College 


W: 3-2 


Johnson Bible College 


W: 3-0 


Tennessee Temple 


W: 3-0 


Covenant College 


W: 3-2 


Bethel 


L: 2-3 


Atlanta Christian 


W: 3-0 


Tennessee Wesleyan 


W: 3-0 


University of VA at Wise 


W:3-0 


Bluefield 


W: 3-0 



% • «r 



Amber Smith, AAC Freshman-Player 
of the Year, displays her strength 
when serving the ball. 



Diving for the ball, Kelsey Ogle, fresh- 
, hits the ball over the net. 







s *\ 









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ii 




Intent on playing outstanding defense, Brittany Carter, freshman, Robin Renfroe, sophomore, 
Kaylin Carswell, sophomore, and Abby Jo Humphrey, senior, wait on the ball. 



Volleyball • 71 



V 



In s idE cOnNecTiOn 



• « . • • 

Every moment of every day, people 
connect. We see others, reach out to 
them, make them laugh with a corny joke, 
pass along a smile or a bit of encourage- 
ment. The small size of Bryan College makes 
it possible for students to know each other and 
the faculty on a personal and intimate basis. 
How often do you walk from one place on 
campus and see someone you know? It's rarer 
that it be someone you don't know. The very 
atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, a very 
aura of connection in which people genuinely care 
and want to know about others' lives. We desire 
and pursue connection. 

Our connections may be trivial and 
humorous, such as a random, goofy facebook 
group, or something more serious, like a CLF 
small group. These ways allow us to connect 
with people on a common ground, to see a 
different side of our fellow students, to laugh 
over something silly or to hash out deep, 
personal matters. As Christ condescended 
to connect with us as humanity, all those 
at Bryan reach out to connect with 
others — faculty, staff, students, visi- 
tors... and the result is a brilliant 
light. 
Copy by: Millie Jones 




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Faculty/Staff. .••'"•ftfe 



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72 • People 




Utilizing the 
computer lab 
in Mercer Hall, 
Ross Lee and 
Beka Stanfield 
check their email. 




For Lily Moore, Laura Neises, 
and Ben Johnson, studying 
for an interpersonal communica- 
tions exam means collaborating and 

discussing their class notes. 




John Schindler and Will 
Grones eagerly anticipate 
mail in their mailboxes. 



^oeLs m obiL 




^-O^dnher 




People • 73 




iefhanie May 
and Beth 
Starbuck 



Daniel Tomyn 




1. At the beginning of 
the year, Tyler Gay and 
Jonathan Lucas dem- 
onstrate how to sport 
aviator sunglasses. 



r : Z. Senior girls Renee 

Van- Reed, Emily Meznar, 

and-Bonnie-Marie Yager 

hare fun dressing up for 

Halloween. 



3. The 2006 Senior 
Homecoming Court: 
Emily Meznar, Bon- 
nie-Marie Yager, Sara 
Mowery, Beth Starbuck, 
Ross Lee, John Schindler, 
Jonathan Bailes, Tyler 
Cooke, and Sam Barrick. 




acy Mellon and 
Natalie Campbei 








ScnJoRitES 




& ^yvo^&^vor^. 



l. John Schindler and Jonathan Bailes 
enjoy posing at the Christmas Banquet. 



Z.At 2006 graduation, Betsy Halvorson, 
Lacy AAeilon, Hannah Bizzoco, Natalie 
Campbell and Beth Starbuck can't wait 
to congratulate the new grads. 

3. Standing in a room full of Christmas 
■ghts, Kalani Lestmann and Christina John- 
son enjoy the Christmas Banquet festivities. 

4. Amanda Davidson and Audrey Porter 
are ready for their last Homecoming Ban- 
quet. 




Class of 2 




Jonathan Bailes 

Julie Bailey 

Elizabeth Barrett 

Sam Barrick 

Paula Beaver 

Christina Berry 

Natalie Best 



Joseph Blaschke 
Michael Boling 

Troy Bradley 
Benjamin Brown 

Sarah Brown 
Cynthia Buback 
Natasha Buckler 



Natalie Campbell 

Rebecca Carpenter 

Emily Cook 

Tyler Cooke 

Kami Cunningham 

Charis Davidson 

Sarah Dingus 

Greg Dixon 

Brian Edgerton 

Brittany Fawcett-Lowe 

Brian Fitzgerald 

Sam Forrester 

Katie Fridsma 

Laura Furlough 

Sherry Graham 
Susanna Groen 
Lindsey Guerra 
Jenny Hale 
Betsy Halvorson 
Michael Hansen 
Natalie Hayes 




76 * Students 




David Haynes 
Heidi Immel 
Christina Johnson 
BJ Julias 
Kevin Keeley 
Rebecca Ketterer 
Ross Lee 



Kalani Lestmann 
Kara Livesay 
Jonathan Lucas 
Holli Mancini 
Emily Meznar 
Stephanie Milier 
Karen Mishler 



Kimberly Mishow 
Sara Mowery 
Elizabeth Myers 
Laura Newport 
Samantha Niezwaag 
Rebecca Parker 
Chris Pellerin 



Bethany Perseghetti 
Audrey Porter 
Kevin Powell 
John Schindler 
Nathan Schmidt 
Jeff Schumacher 
Amanda Sherrin 



Christina Simmerman 
Beth Simon 
Ashley Simpson 
RJ. Smith 
Blakeley Spencer 
Jerome Stancil 
Beth Starbuck 



Ben Stewart 
Alii Strohm 
David Sutton 
Eddie Swafford 
Daniel Tomyn 
Rebekah Tooley 
Renee Tullberg 

Felipe Vallejo 
Renee Van Reed 
Jeremy Vineyard 
Nate Wagner 
Ben Wharton 
James White 
Brendon Witte 



Gerry Wood worth 
Joy Wright 
George Young 



seniors 



77 






SoeXefGiOH 



1. Seniors Lacy Mellon and Natalie 
Campbell enjoy being with friends 
during graduation. 

Z. During the Christmas season, before 
final exams start, the seniors celebrate 
with a class party at Amigo's Mexican 
Resturant. 

3. Hannah Bizzoco and Josh Legg model 
their coordinating clothes at the Christmas 
Banquet. 

4. Dressed as a cowgirl, Emily Meznar has 
a little fun for her last Christmas Banquet. 








Jessica Colvin c 
Lacy Mellor 




Stephanie Miller and 
Renee Tullberg 




Sarah Dingus, 
Molly Gehring, 
and David Sut- 
ton enjoy their 
last Christmas 
Banquet to- 



J. Senior girls enjoy 

the* Christmas Banquet 

together.-IRenee Tullberg, 

Sara-'Mowery, Bethanie 

May, Stephanie Miller 

Beth Starbuck, Kalani 

Lestfhann, and Natalie 

pbell) 



2. Taking a break from 
studying, Laura FtJrlough. 
Emily Meznar, Justin Van 

Reed, Renee Van Reed. 

onnie-Marie Yager;' and 

■' Michael-Hahsen go ice 

skatina 



3. Enjoying the beautiful 

mountions surrounding 

Bryan, HanhatrBizzoco, 

Beth Starbuok, Sarah 

Mowery, Renee Tullberg 

and Lacy Melon tetke a 

hiking trip. 






JuNter 3©nd 






1. Upon arrival in August, Jeremy Moore 
and Lindsay Woods show that they are 
happy to see each other. 

2. Taking a break from the long hours 
of studying, Joanne Olson, Jessica Long, 
Katie Barham. Andra Branson, and Demi 
Bardsley try on crazy outfits. 

3. Showing off their beautiful dresses, 
Timberly Cox, Katrina Courtright, and 
Julie Morton are ready for the Christmas 
Banquet. 

4.Nate McCown and Kellie Patton take 
a quick break from building a gingerbread 
house at the Christmas Banquet. 





Andra Branson 
and Kyle Parks 



80 •People 





Working long hours in the 

library, Timberly Cox studies 

for a final exam. 




Nate McCown and Gabe 

Fisher strike a model pose 

before a banquet. 




I. Lindsay Woods and 
Leanne McDaniel show 
their school spirit during 
the kegendary Bryan vs. 
Covenant soccer game. 



2. Taking a break from 
work, Kyle Parts Holli 

Mancini, Adam Morley, 

and Lawrence LaPlue 

■take time for a quick 

photo shoot. 

3. Displaying his fashion 
collection for the banquet 

season, Gabe Fisher 

shows off the clothes of 

Nate McCown, James 

Carmichael, David Park, 

Michael Hansen, Josh 

Courtright, and Will 

Grones. 



uniors 



81 




Thomas Davis 

Ryan Doan 

Melody Dobier 

Joanna Downing 

Jennifer Elliott 

Ryan Forney 

Jessica Farrel 



Melody Findley 

Stephanie Fitzgerald 

Joshua Franklin 

Michelle Friesen 

Tim Furnanz 

Tyler Gay 

Andrew Gonzalez 



Drew Goodman 

Kristin Green 

Will Grones 

Kindra Grosso 

Paul Gutacker 

Allison Hendrix 

Brandon Hodge 



82 • People 




Rod Holland 
Jessi Hundley 
Elena Johnson 
Kevin Klay 
Jeremy Kolb 
Paul Laskowske 
Guillermo Loaiza 

Jessica Long 
Elisabeth Mangum 
Hannah Markette 
Misty Martin 
Nathan McCown 
Leanne McDaniel 
Laura McFadden 



Johnny Miller 
Danielle Mitchell 
Jeremy Moore 
Julie Morton 
Aaron Mowery 
Corrie Nosh 
Christy Noel 



Joanne Olson 
David Park 
Kyle Parks 
Kellie Patton 
Bethel Ragland 
Caleb Ragland 
Paige Ratzlaff 

Kathryn Rawley 
Jared Reitnauer 
Chuck Rose 
Katie Rosenbaum 
Justin Smith 
Matthew Smith 
Roy Smith 



Billy Sparks 
Josh Suich 
Adam Swope 
Joel Trigger 
Jared Tyser 
Regina Van Gorkom 
William Wade 



Kyle Wagley 
Jenny Watson 
Leah White 
John Williams 
Zachary Williams 
Katrina Wise 
David Wood 




Lindsay Woods 
Kyle Woodworth 



Juniors 



83 






JuJfeiQ/t 



1. William Wade works on his service 

project for MLK day. 

2. AAanoel Silva and Felipe Vallejo 
wait for their food at the Homecoming 
Banquet. 

3. Leanne McDaniel, Jennilee Elliott Jessica 
Long, Lindsay Woods, and Demi Bardsley 
practice their cat moves. 

4.Regina Van Gorkom performs with Testify 



Kristin Green and 
Leah White 



Fu» 



€>lOV\ 



84> People 




Jessica .Long or 
Andra Branso 




uniors 






This is tit Soptomoie (lass Page 

Bigger. Smarter. 



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1. Displaying their class spirit during Spirit 
Week, Katie Garrison, Brittany AAcGehee, 
and Ben Whitley dress up for decade day. 

2. Typical of sophomore craziness, Joy 
Holby, Kara Hollingsworth, Andrew 
Slikker, Taylor Hollingsworth, Ryan Davis, 
Andrew Glines, and Rosalind Ellis strike 
various poses. 

3. Adam Morley shows how the 
sophomore class is "Diverser * 

4. Dressing alike for Twin Day. Amanda 
Crouch and Sam White reveal their matching 
T-shirts and beautiful blonde hair. 



mi 




Carlos Sane 

and Elisabet 

Cochrane 




Sophomores • 87 



• • " • • 



Class of 2009 




Faith Ammen 

Conner Armstrong 

Jonathan Barnett 

Michael Beatty 

Erica Bekius 

Liz Bergandine 

Rocky Blue 



Luke Booker 

Daniel Bosarge 

Jason Bowers 

Cari-Jean Ek>wman 

Jonathan Brown 

Melissa Brown 

Rhea Brown 



Cassie-Marie Bundy 

Crystal Cain 

Anne Carlile 

Philip Carlisle 

James Carmichael 

Steve Christian 

Mary Clauson 

Elisabeth Cochrane 

Corrine Cook 

Mindy Cook 

Josh Courtright 

Rachel Crownoble 

Matthew Crutchfield 

Eliso Cruz 



Allison Cunningham 

Brandon Davidoff 

Julie Davis 

Matthew Davis 

Diane DeGeorge 

Joseph Demme 

Megan Devaney 




88 • People 




Evan Dodd 
Stephanie Donato 
Andrew Dorn 
Derek Dougherty 
Anna Downer 
Rosalind Ellis 
Carlos Estrada 



Trisha Ewing 
Jake Fabry 
Jenny Farmer 
Katie Garrison 
David Gehring 
Andy Gilbert 
Sara Gilliam 



Trey Giordano 
Hoyley Gleoson 
Andrew Glines 
Marc Glines 
Ashley Gray 
Tanya Gray 
Michael Grubbs 



AJ Guerette 
Diana Guthrie 
Kelly Hardin 
Tim Harris 
Joy Hartman 
Winston Hearn 
Jason Henderson 



Eve Noelle Hildebrandt 

Nathan Hill 

Justin Hipp 

Laurabeth Hixson 

Joy Holby 

Taylor Hollings worth 

Nathan Home 



Matt Housley 
Austin Hubbard 
Rebekah Huddleston 
Amy Hunt 
Elizabeth Jackson 
Rebecca Jackson 
Courtney Jergins 



Benjamin Johnson 
Haley Kaye 
Nicole Keef 
Melkam Kifle 
Stephen Korpi 
Jessie LaPlue 
Kirsten Leach 



Stacy LeJeune 
Rob Linn 

Ashley Markusson 
Lindsay Matlock 
Hal Mayes 
Heather McClure 
Eric McEachron 



Sophomores • 89 



Brittany ; McGehee 

Amy AAciCoy 

Caroline McWeenay 

Kirsten Meberg 

Brian AAesser 

Tim Meyers 

Zachary Milligan 



Melissa Milner 

9 

* Zach Mifota , 

Lit/ Moor© 

Flannery Moron 

Adprn 'Morley 

s> ® Brett Myers 

Kristen Nachtwey 



Laura Netses 

Whitney Nelson 

Cassandra Nightingale 

Heather O'Brien 

Salena Ortiz 

Lauren Page 

Ashley Park 



Kyle Pendergrass 

Christine Phaneuf 

Jessica Phillips 

Stephanie Pickel 

Carlos Pielago 

Charles Plush 

Jason Poarch 



Allyson Price 

Kyle Rascher 

Donielle Rebman 

Michael Reneau 

Emiiy Ricketts 

3rittany Rodriguez 

Melissa F 



Kathryn Romeo 

Freya Ross 

Bryan Rudolph 

Whitney Russell 

Matt Samsel 

DJ Scheldt 

Zachary Scheller 



Rebecca Schlomann 

Sharalyn Schmidt 

Liesl Schoenhals 

Jeff Schwenke 

Amy Scripka 

Dana Seeley 

Vanna Sims 



Sarah Stafford 

Beka Stanfieid 

Josh Stone 

Rachel Stuckey 

Kyle Terry 

David Thomas 

Seth Thomas 




90 • People 




Ryan Traub 
Hilary Tullberg 
Aiiason Turner 
Chris Tuttle 
Sarah Udvari 
Sarah Urie 
David Villanueva 
Stephanie Wade 

David Wallen 
Jana Watson 
Mark Welch 
Rachel WeloS 
Emily White 
Sam White 
Ben Whitley 
Evan Wiley 

Elisabeth Williams 
Kara Willis 
Candice Willmore 
Heather Windom 
Tarra Wood 
Kim Woody 
Kori Wright 



Tfiose Twisted Individuals 




• • 





omore Cra2»nesj 



1. Beci Huddleston and Carlos Sanchez 
pose for a quick picture at the Christmas 
Banquet. 

2. Evan Wiley, Chris Turtle, and Melissa 
Rogener fulfill their childhood dreams to 
be superheroes for Homecoming Week. 

3. Justin Hipp and Evan Wiley loiter around 
in London. 

4. Elisabeth Cochrane and Stephanie Wade 
enjoy the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. 




Anna Downer, Joy Holby, 
and Lily Moore 





1. Justin Hipp and Jeff 
Schwenke fake ad- 
vantage of the Day 
of Prayer by playing 
orsHip music at Pocket 
Wilderness. 

2. Micah Pepper, 
Amanda Croush, Trisha 
Ewing, and Bethel Rag- 
land take their places 
before the performance 
of h aridePs V\ess ah 
with the Chorale. 

3. Zach Scheller, Jake 

Fabry and Ben Whitley 

find a creative way to 

ask Brittany AAcGehee, 

Faith Ammen, and Lily 

Moore to the banquet. 




Sophomores • 93 






Sophomore, , 



1. At their class Christmas party, Josh 
Storie, Justin Hipp. Kori Wright, Elisabeth 
Cochrane, and Amy McKoy exhibit their 
ugly Christmas sweaters. 

2. During the Christmas Banquet, 
Michael Reneau, Justin Hipp, and Eric 
McEachron hide from their dates while 
Chris Tuttie and Adam Morley at- 
tempt to protect their identity with dark 
sunglasses. 

3. Lily Moore, Brittany McGehee. and 
Sarah Urie enjoy the cold weather in 
downtown Chattanooga. 

4. Taking advantage of Amigo's fifty-cent 
taco night, Bed Huddleston and Corrie Nash 
show their excitement. 





Kori Wright a 
Daniel Bosara 



Kim Woody and 
Katie Garrison 




omores 






freshmen Class... 



1. Freshman Orientation can be a scary 
thing. Bailey Payne and Timmy Sunday 
attend a luau which allows new students to 
relax and meet many new people. 

2. Enjoying the weather, Hannah Camp, 
Lizy Peters, and Hannah Hamrick hike at 
Pocket. 

3. Trying his best to cover his true identity, 
Kevin Bradley finds dressing like a girl at 
Walmart is difficult to pull off. 

. Despite a matching boot due to leg inju- 
ries., Allison McLean trusts Winston Hearn's 
judgment and follows him up a tree. 



There's Only.Oty 




-nily Echols 
Audra Jordc 



Bailey Payne 




. Class of 2010 



* • • 



«■ o © 



Bryan Alfono 
David Arber 
Jack Artois 
Dakota Asnip 
Lamar Bailey 
Amy Barham 

Kelly Barton 

Josh Bateman 

Caleb Beasley 

Joy Berner 

Jeremy Blaschke 

Emily Bock 

Josh Bogle 



Caitlyn Borowow 

Zack Bowe 

Josh Bradley 

Kevin Bradley 

Brittany Brown 

Zoch Brown 

Casey Bryant 



Zach Bufftngton 

Joe Bushen 

Hannah Camp 

Ben Campbell 

Carolyn Candland 

Winship Carpenter 

Jennifer Christian 



Becky Claflin 
Gabby Claxton 
Brooke Corbet t 
Allison Cropp 
Ben Cunningham 
Shelby Daniel 
Sloane Davidson 



Colton Davie 
Andrew Davis 
Katie Davis 
Ryan Davis 
Stephen Deck 
Jonathan Dilts 
Galyn Dobler 





Emily Echols 
Blake Elsea 
Dan Estes 
Kurtis Fagan 
Ashley Felker 
Robbie Fleischer 
Stephanie Francis 



Laura Funke 
Ryan Gamier 
Luke Gawthrop 
Trent Gay 
Molly Gehring 
Jess Gilman 
Nathanael Glines 



Joshua Gould 
Erin Grayson 
Mindy Grubbs 
Heather Gustafson 
Heather Hacker 
Amanda Hale 
Hannah Hamrick 



Elizabeth Harris 
David Hasty 
Taryn Haught 
Brandy Headlee 
Daniel Herman 
Kyla Hill 
William Hill 



Jacob Hollmann 
Stephanie Huskey 
Ali Ibsen 
Allan Johnson 
DJ Johnson 
Phillip Johnston 
Joseph Jones 

Millie Jones 
Audra Jordan 
Liz Joyce 
Sam Kirchman 
Ryan Knight 
Phillip Kohler 
Jordan Koskamp 

Kyle Kuffrey 
Rebecca L'Allier 
Cameron Lane 
Emily Lantzer 
Heather Laskin 
Jordan Lawrence 
Hannah Lee 



Rachel Lemonds 
Joseph Lloyd 
Mallory Long 
Melissa Longoria 
Jenny Loveday 
Justin MacKay 
Nathan Madden 



Freshi 



reshmen 



99 



mrnwrn 



■;■ a .','.„ i,]., 

loe Mai 

Joshua MaubaaS 

Joseph Maughon 

i H\ayley McCloskey 

Kelly McDermott 

Joshua McGowan 



Susannah Mcllvaine 
Garrett Melntyre g 

Kim McKennett 

Lindsay McKissick' 

Allison McLean 

• Jason Meadows 

Philip Meznar 

""Pau^Mtddekauff-"^ 

Stacey Miller 

Timmy Milisaps 

Zach Mobley 

Crystal Moore 

John Moore 

Meredith Moore 



Caleb Morgan 

Michelle Myers 

Jeremiah Nasiatka 

Katie Newsome 

Matt Noel 

Kelsey Ogle 

Ashley Orr 

Diego Ortiz Taucano 

Anthony Osborne 

Bailey Payne 

Mauricio Pena Zabala 

Rebecca Perelman 

Kassie Perritt 

Angela Perry 

Lizy Peters 

Ashley Peterson 

Stepheny Petitte 

Olivia Pool 

Kelsey Potratz 

Laura Puckett 

Lydia Pugh 

Abe Roberts 

Amanda Rogers 

Scott Ruark 

Stephen Russell 

Andrew Salmon 

Audrey Ann\ Sanders 

Charity Sanoy-Walthrop 



Luke Schaeffer 

Michael Schroeder 

Kim Schwab 

Dwight Sell 

Will Sergent 

Hannah Shank les 

Ben Sheppard 




I (fa 



pie 




Tyrone Sheppard 
Lauren Simpson 
Pam Simpson 
Andrew Slikker 
Amber Smith 
Erica Smith 
Rachel Smith 



Ryan Smith 
Devon Spacek 
Hannah Suits 
Timmy Sunday 
Andrew Sweeny 
Ashley Taylor 
Jordan Thompson 

Hillary Tipton 
Brad Todd 
Tiller Tomazin 
Calista Turner 
Ally Underwood 
Chris Utley 
Mike Valdes 



Shane Vicry 
Brittany Walker 
Jason Waller 
John Wang 
Sara Ward 
Jon Weirich 
Esther Wise 



Lindsey Wolfe 
Taylor Woods 
Nick Wright 
Elizabeth Yates 
Rob Yates 
Todd Yawn 
Josh Young 

Daniel Zimmerman 






rV£s€>k'iM'O t -V\. 




1. Hannah Hamrick and Lizy Peters show 
off their award-winning handmade corsages 
at the Christmas Banquet. 

2. Hannah Hamrick, Jordan Thompson, 
Hannah Camp, and Tyrone Sheppard 
enjoy the Sadie Hawkins tradition of the 
Christmas Banquet. 

3. Finally, Kevin Bradley found the perfect 
sweater to compliment his findings from Wal- 
Mart. This is another classic example of the 
crazy things freshmen guys do. 

4. Emily Echols and Audra Jordan take a 
moment to enjoy the community at Bryan 
College. 



Daniel Zimmer- 
man and Allison 
McLean 





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Administration 




Dr. Stephen Livesay 
President 




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MV^$ : !W\ 



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Mr. Vance Berger 


Mr. Robert Davis 


Dr. Peter Held 


Mr. Tim Hostleter 


Dr. Cal White 


Vice President 


Vice President 


Vice President for 


Vice President 


Academic 


for Finance, CFO 


for Advancement 


Student Life / 
Assistant Professor 


of Operations 


Vice President 



106 • People 



acuity & 





Miss Amanda Allquist 
Resident Director of Huston 
Dr. Bob Andrews 
Dean of Graduate and 
Professional Studies 
Mr. Jonathan Bacon 
Evening Supervisor of 
j Environmental Services 
Mr. James R. Brarh 
Director of Development 
Mr. Keith Bates 



J HVAC Technician 



Mr. Bernie Belisle 
Assistant Professor of Communica- 
tion Studies/Director of Theatre 

I Mrs. Donna Belisle 

| Admissions Secretary 

I Mr. Matt Benson 

I Dean of Spiritual Formation & 

1 leadership Development/Instructor 
in Bible 
Dr. Paul Boling 

I Professor of Philosophy 8. Christian 
Trhought 

Mrs. Kari Bollant 
Resident Director of Arnold 

Dr. Steve Bradshaw 
1 Professor of Psychology 
Miss Michelle Brenner 
Assistant Athletic Trainer 
Mrs. Tracey Bridwell 
Advancement Assistant 
Mrs. Toks Brown 
Personnel Director/ Finance 
Assistant 
Dr. Jeff Bruehl 
Professor of Business 



Mrs. Diana Buttram 

Assistant to Vice President of 

Operations 

Mrs. Valerie Castlen 

Mail Service Assistant 

Mr. Gary Cheon 

General Maintenance and Repair 

Technician 

Mrs. Jody Cheon 

Admissions Office Manager 

Mrs. Tiffany Christian 

Admissions Counselor 

Mr. Alan Corlew 

Director of Worldview/ Assistant 

Professor of Bible 

Dr. Richard Cornelius 

Bryan/Scopes Liason & Archivist; 

Retired English Professor 

Mr. Adam Crownoble 

Web Programmer 

Miss Winnie Davey 

Director of Mailing & Printing 

Service 

Dr, Jud Davis 

Associate Professor of Greek 



Faculty/Staff • 107 



Faculty Si Staff 



Mr. Tom Dovis 

Director of Public 

Information 

Mr. Bryan Day 

Admissions Counselor 

Mrs. Malinda Devaney 

Enrollment Services Technician 

Mr. Herman Downey 

General Maintenance and 

Repair Worker 

Dr. Ken Froemke 

Dean of Instruction 



Dr. Marcy Froemke 

Associate Professor of 

Education 

Ms. Myra Goza 

Resident Director 

(Robinson fialll 

Mrs. Alice Gray 

Secretary/Receptionist 

Office of the President 

Mr. Stephan Gray 

Director of Information 

Technology Services 

Ms. Jan Green 

Assistant Bookstore 

Manager/Bulk Mailing 

Coordinator 

Mr. Chris Henderson 

Admissions Counselor 

Mrs. Beth Hixson 

Financial Aid Counselor 

Miss Matthea Hungerford 

Instructor in Exercise and 

Health Science/Clinical 

Coordinator 

Mrs. Lavonne Johnson 

Public Services Liberian/ 

Assistant Professor 

Mr Paul Johnson 

Library Systems/Online 

Content Manager 



Dr. Whit Jones 

Professor of English 

Mr. Jeremy Kauffman 

Head Athletic Trainer 

Dr. Doug Kennard 

Professor of Bible 

Dr. Bill Ketchersid 

Professor of History 

Mr Jim Kinser 

Multimedia Manager 



Dr. William Lay 

Professor of Business 

Mrs. Sandra Leary 

Environmental Services 

Assistant 

Mrs Margie Legg 

Executive Assistant to 

the President/ Director of 

Foundation of Community 

Relations 

Dr Raymond E. Legg 

Professor of English 

Mrs. Darlene Lestmann 

P. T. Music Secretary 




108 • People 




Dr. Phil Lesfmonn 
Professor of Mathematic 
Dr. Sigrid Luther 
Professor of Music 
Mr. Lloyd Milligan 
Instructor of linguistics 
Mr. Bruce Morgan 
Dean of Students 
Mr. David Morgan 
Assistant Physical Plant 
Director 



Mrs. Jerri Morgan 
Director of Intramurals 
Dr. Elizabeth Moseley 
College Counselor/ ADA. 
Coordinator/Instructor of 
Psychology 
Mrs. Judy Olsen 
Administrative Assistant for 
Office of Student Life 
Mr. Michael Palmer 
Associate Professor of 
Communications Studies 
Ms. Michele Pascucci 
Assistant Professor of 
Spanish 

Mrs. Keri-Lynn Paulson 
Reference Librarian 
Mr. Steve Paulson 
Database Technician 
Mrs. Janice Pendergrass 
Advancement Office 
Manager 
Dr. Drew Randle 
Associate Professor of 
Christian Education 
Mr. Earl T. Reed 
Assistant Professor of Com- 
puter Science/Director of 
Computer Science Programs 

Mrs. Melba Reed 
Assistant/Office of Athletic 
Director 
Mrs. Polly Revis 
Cataloguing Assistant 
Dr. Travis Ricketts 
Associate Professor of His- 
tory/Director of Practical 
Christian Involvement 
Dr. Clark Rose 
Associate Professor of 
Psychology 
Rodger Sanders 
Associate Professor of Sci- 
ence and Assistant Director 

CORE 

Mr. Matt Schock 
Instructor in Exercise and 
Health Science/Assistant 
Basketball Coach 
Mr. Doug Schott 
Director of Physical Plant 
Mr, Phil Schroeder 
Utilities and General Sup- 
port Worker-PI 
Dr. Bob Simpson 
Professor of Mathematics 
Mr. Ed Stobart 
Supervisor of Grounds/ 
Fleet Technician 



Faculty/Staff • 109 



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Faculty & Staff 



Mrs. Yvonne Stobort | 

Mailroom- P. T. 

Mr James Sullivan 

information Technology 

Computer Technician/ 

Rapid Responder 

Mr. Ricky Taphorn 

Assistant Financial Aid Director 

Mrs. Roanna Taphorn 

Distance Learning Coordinator 

Mrs. Jennifer Travis 

Education Specialist 

Dr. Jack Traylor 

Professor of History 

Mrs. Karin Traylor 

Administrative Assistant to the 

Academic Vice President 

Mrs. Tammy Tullberg 

Bookstore Manager 

Dr. Ken Turner 

Associate Bible Professor 

Ms. Kimberly Turtle 

Campus Visit/Special Events 

Coordinator 

Mr. Jason Wasser 

Network Administrator 

Dr. Mel R. Wilhoit 

Professor of Music 

Mr. Ben Williams 

Assistant Director of 

Worldview Teams 

Mr. Herman W. Wolter 

Development Officer 

Ms. Brenda Wooten 

Associate Registrar 



Mrs. Sharon Zensen 

P T. Receptionist/ 

Switchboard Operator 





110 • People 



Not Pictured: 

Dr. Stephen Barnert 
■ Professor of Natural Science 

Dr. Stephen Bradshaw 

Professor of Psychology 

Roy Barger 

Instructor in Music 
'Delores Beery-Norwood 

Instructor in Music 

Mr. Matt Bollant 

Women's Basketball Coach, Instructor in Exercise and Health 

Science* Sports Information Director 

Janet Brock 

Aspire Admissions Counselor 

Mr. Zacery Brown 

Instructor in Mathematics 

Mr. John Carpenter 

Triangle/Commoner Advisor 

Mr. Warren Cole 

Coordinator for Alumni Relations 

Mrs. Lome Corlew 

P. T. Admissions Telerecruiter 

Dr. Steve DeGeorge 

Professor of Education 

Mr. Brain Derlak - 

Baseball Pitching Coach 

Mrs. Leta Dyer 

Director of Environmental Services 



Mr. Rick Farney " : 

Instructor in Geography 

Ms. Marlene Fouts 

Director of Career Planning & Corporate Relations 

Ms. Paulakay Franks 

Advancement Assistant/On Campus Event Planner 

David Friberg 

Instructor in Organ 

Dr. Max Gartman 

Instructor in Spanish and French 

Mr. J. Brad Gatlin 

Aspire Admissions Counselor 

Carlo Harle 

P. T Academic Records Specialist 

Mr. Bil! Harle 

Assistant Professor of English 

Dr. Stephanie Hartz 

Associate Professor of Biology 

Dr. Martin E. Hartzell 

Professor of Biology - 

Mr. J. Taylor Hasty 

Admissions Counselor/Assistant Baseball Coach 

Mr. Luke Hathaway 

Director of Food Services 

Ms. Rita Hayman 

Night Watchperson 

Mrs. Linda Hester 

Adult Student Services Coordinator 



irian Hi I! 

essor of Chemistry 

?andall Hollingsworth 

Kiate Professor of Communication Studies 

Anita J. HosteHer 
'jctor in Accounting 
Jem Impson 
sssor of English 

tavid Jenkinson 
in Polyclinic 
Joel Johnson 
a* Baseball Coach 
Heidi Jourdan 

c/emfc Assistant to the Dean of Instruction 
Juth Kantzer 
?ssor Emerita 
Laura Kaufmann 

tfor of Library Services/Assistant Professor 
)ana Kennedy 
crate Professor of Exercise and Health Science 

Teresa King 
anmenfal Services Assistant 

Pat Kinney 

)ess Office Manager 
6 Lawson 
ictor in Bible 

Corinne Livesay 
idor in Business 
)avid Luther 
sssor of Music 

Stephanie Mace 
jins Research Assistant 
Matt Marcus 

ictor of Instructional Technology 
Gary Marzello 
f Watchman Supervisor 
Ronnie Masengale 
itenance and Repair Worker- P. T. 



Mr. BJ. McCoy 

PI. Nightwatch/Security 

Jessica McCuiston 

Instructor in Exercise and Health Science 

Mr. Dennis Miller 

Executive Director of External Relations 

Dr. Jeff Myers 

Associate Professor of Communication Studies/ 

Traveling Representative 

Mr. Mel Owens 

PI Night Watchman 

Mrs. Sharron Padgett 

P. T. Secretary for Academic and Athletic Training, 

Arrangements Coordinator for Critical Thought and Practice 

Col. Ron Petitte 

Professor of Politics and Government/ 

Director of CLAG 

Mrs. Janet Piatt 

Registrar 

Mrs. Pat Rains 

Accounts Payable-PT 

Mrs. Karen Randen 

Landscaping Supervisor 

Mr. Don Rekoske 

Instructor in Exercise and Health Science/Men's Basketball Coach 

Ms. Christy Rodenbeck 

Director of the Athletic Training Education Program 

Mr. Micah Ruehling 

Instructor in Exercise and Health Science 

Mrs. Claudia Sapienza 

Instructor in Exercise and Health Science 

Mr. Michael Sapienza 

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid 

Mr. Mark Sauve 

Women's Soccer Coach 

Mr. Leo Sayles 

Women's Volleyball Coach 



Mr. Steve Shorpe 

General Maintenance and Repair Technician 

Mr. D. Lynn Shaver 

PT General Maintenance and Repair Technician 

Mrs. Judy Shetter 

Assistant Financial Aid Director 

Mr. Tim Shetter 

Resident Director (Woodlee/Ewingl 

Mrs. Brenda Sims 

Environmental Services Supervisor 

Mrs. Katherine Sivy 

Instructor in Music 

Dr. Ray Smith 

Professor of Business/Director of M.B.A. Program 

Ms. Sherry Spencer 

PT Recruiter 

Mr. Rodney Stoker 

Cross Country Coach 

Mr. John Stonestreet 

Director of Summit/Assistant Professor of Bible/Worldview 

Dr. Charles Van Eaton 

Distinguished Professor at Large/ 

Director of Bryan Center for Critical Thought and Practice 

Dr. John Wells 

Instructor of Physics 

Mr. Matt Williams 

Resident Director (Long! 

Mr. Julian Williamson 

Assistant Professor of Communications Studies/Film Technology 

Dr. Todd Wood 

Assistant Professor of Science/Director of CORE 

Mrs. Becky Young 

Instructor in English Linguistics 

Miss Sara Young 

Instructor in Exercise and Health Science 

Dr. Sanford Zensen 

Professor, Athletic Director and Soccer Coach 




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Our organizations at Bryan Col- 
lege connect groups of people who have 
common interests and goals. Ambassadors 
work hard to ensure that the initial connec- 
tion prospective students and their parents 
have with Bryan is a good experience. Hilltop 
Players connects students who have a flair for 
the dramatic to provide the rest of the student 
body with quality entertainment. Student publica- 
tions gives students an outlet through which to 
express their ideas and creativity. The worldview 
team goes out together from Bryan to teach 
other students with truth. Clubs enable groups of 
people with common interests to connect with 
each other in enjoying and pursuing those things. 
PCI connects those who want to serve with 
needs to be met, and Break for Change team 
members come together to accomplish a mis- 
sion for Christ. 

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Mark Baker, 
Jordan 
Koskamp, 
and Cari-Jean 
Bowman speak 
in front of high 
schoolers through 
the Life Club. 





Justin Hipp and Taylor Holling- 

sworth relish their duties as small 

group orientation leaders. 



While connected together 
with a handkerchief, Caleb 
Fendrich and Worldview Team 
Leader Alan Corlew attempt to 
bowl well enough to get a strike. 




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Division • 115 



Jeremy Moore. Katie Fridsma, Rob Yates, 
and Molly Gehring cower before a 
giant in "Into the Woods." 
Wes Callihan torments Ali Ibsen in the 
"Mousetrap" performance. 




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ook up to Mr. Belisle as their hero. 

At every 
rehearsal starting around spring 
break, we were made aware of the little time that 
we had left until opening night of "Into the Woods." This was made 
apparent to us by a distinct voice coming out of a muscular body, known so 
affectionately as The Bernster, or to the rest of Bryan Community, Mr. Belisle. His confi- 
dence for the show dwindled with each passing rehearsal, as we heard the number countdown 
starting with "10.... guys, there are 10 more rehearsals left, and that's including dress rehersals... just 
thought you should know." As kind and affectionate cast and crew members, we, of course, nodded 
our heads in acknowledgement to our inability to count. 



Disclaimer: We do love this man, who shielded us from becoming conceited in our talents and daily 
kept us well aware of what it takes to perform such an intricately magical experience. 



Copy by: Johnny Miller and Jeremy Moore 



116 • Organizations 




Hilltop Players • 117 



Ali Ibsen, Amanda Sherrin, Cameron Lane, 
Nathan Schmidt, and Michael Schroeder | 
try to solve the mystery in "The Mousetrap." | 

Katrina Wise attempts to calm the giant 
in "Into the Woods." 





Theatrical Connection 




students thrive on the stage. 




118 • Organizations 



t's not stage 

fright. As you wait in the wings 

for the curtains to part, for the lights to come up, that 

feeling in the pit of your stomach — it's not stage fright. It's excitement. 

It's anticipation. You know that out there, sitting in that auditorium, there's an 

audience. They're there to be entertained, and you, after two months of intense training 

and preparation, are finally ready to meet their demands. It's been a long journey — late nights 

at rehearsal, showing up even if you're sick or swamped with homework, and running things over 

and over until they're right. You get exhausted. Your throat gets sore from talking. Your feet get sore from 

dancing. You get sick of all the makeup and the hot costumes. You get sick of having funny lines and nobody 

to laugh at them. 

But then comes that night when you stand there in the wings and wait for the curtains to part. You know 
your lines (and everyone else's! so well that they've been popping up in your conversation. The show's music haunts 

you in your sleep. You start doing the dance steps whenever you're standing idle for more than a few minutes. 

You're more than ready. Now it's time to go out there and show them what they've been dying to see, and what 

you've been dying to give them. This is the thrill of the stage for me — not to have fame, not to wow people 

with theatrical skills, but rather to entertain and, if I'm so honored, to teach a little. For theater is a teacher, an 

entertainer, a thought provoker, a challenge, and a time sinkhole all rolled into one. I love it. "There's no 

business like show business." 

Copy by: Nathan Schmidt 




Rob Yates and Nathan Schmidt 
flirt shamelessly on stage in 
"Charley's Aunt." 




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Allan Johnson and Cameron Lane Emily Ricketts and Emily White 




Johnny Miller and Ryan Traub Emily White and Lindsey 

discuss their love pursuits in Wolfe practice their charm 

"Into the Woods." for "Charley's Aunt." 




Students perform "Into the Woods" on multiple, 
beautiful sets. 



Caleb Fendrich gives a dramatic 
performance in "The Mousetrap" with 
Amanda Sherrin. 



Hilltop Players • 119 



Freshman Hannah Camp artistically 
places pictures on a yearbook spread 

Student publications are a combination of fun 
and intensity when deadlines roll around. 




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make EVERYTHING look connected. 



The HTe- 

sucking building," as the Rankin 

Communications Building has been dubbed, is the 

headquarters and home for many diligent yearbook students 

who spend much of their time working on their spreads down there. Not 

only must they gather information and pictures to go on each of their respective 

pages, but also they must organize everything into attractive designs that will catch 

students' eyes and keep them turning the pages. 

Ask any yearbooker, and they will tell you the most important thing they learned this year is that 

everything is connected. Because of the theme, they found connections everywhere. Another prominent 

feature in this year's yearbook was the ever-present circle. As one student said, "Look, there are circles 

on the carpet, circles on this book, circles under my eyes... circles, circles, circles!" 



levertheless, getting the life sucked out of you is worth all the head-banging, frustrations, and extendec 
urfews when you finally see the finished product and know that it will be enjoyed for years to come. 

Copy by: Kirsten AAeberg 



120 • Organizations 




Emily Echols 



David Gehring 



Melody Findley 



Sarah Udvari 



Kassie Perritt takes a break to R J Smith checks the Triangle's 
enjoy one of Karin Carpenter's man y telephone messages in 
amazing cookies. 



the Triangle office. 




Student Publications • 121 



The Worldview Team 
takes life very seriously. 



During their down time, Julie Morton's 
teammates like to see how many spoons 
they can get to stick to her face. 




orldly Connection 




minister intellectually in area schools. 



If Plato had 

been a college student, had 

been a Christian, had lived in modern times, 

had preferred teaching just as much as dialoguing, had 

spoken for himself instead of using Socrates, and had attended Bryan 

College, he would most likely have been on the Worldview Team. That's 

because the Worldview Team has a lot of students on it who like to sit around 

and talk about philosophy and things like the possibility of human dignity within an 

existentialist worldview, or whether Buzz Lightyear's wings create Christian imagery in Toy 

Story, thus girding the movie with a theistic or humanistic worldview. 

is true that the goal of the Worldview Team is to help introduce high school and middle school 
teenagers to the concepts of worldview, and to help them understand how these views are expressed 

in pop culture. But it is also true that most of the members will tell you some of their best times have 
been the van rides to and from trips, full of entertaining conversations and meaningful conversations that 

stretch team members beliefs and views. 



But the fact that members find these times to be most enjoyable shows the value of Worldview Team, 
because no one on the team signed up to ride around in a van and discuss philosophy. All the mem- 
bers desired to help students they meet understand worldviews on a basic level, and to challenge 
those students to examine movies and music critically, and all the members pretty much unani- 
nously enjoy that aspect the most. They are, however, still divided on the Christian imagery in 

Toy Story. 



122 • Organizatii 



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moment while on a trip in... watt, "where was 
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Krysta Voce, the women's chorus, stands read' 
to perform in Rudd Auditoriurr 

Girls from the spring chorale surround freshman 
Phillip Kohler, preoccupied with trying his best to 
look more suave than senior Daniel Spivey. 





124 • Organizations 



Major Connection 



common ground with others through mu 



could say 
many things about chorale tour, 
but one event really stands out to me. We were going 
through Amish country in Lancaster, PA, and a lady who is friends 
with many of the Amish people rode around in the bus with us and told us 
about Amish life. At one point we ended up on the same road where the Amish 
schoolhouse killing took place, which was extremely sobering. We were then about to pass a 
schoolhouse and the tour guide asked us to stop the bus because she wanted to ask the teachers 
something. She got out of the bus, and after a few minutes, she came back and told us that the Amish 
schoolteachers had given the entire chorale permission to come into the schoolhouse and sing. We couldn't 
believe it! We walked in, greeted by a schoolteacher who seemed understandably apprehensive. The chil- 
dren (who were beautiful, might I add) looked at us with big, serious, curious eyes as we walked in and lined 
up in front of them. After only one song, the children's eyes brightened as they enthusiastically clapped for us. 
We sang our a capella repertoire and even an encore. I will never forget the faces of those Amish children. 
They had the sweetest countenance of any children I had ever seen. I just wanted to stay and talk to them 
and help them with their school. It was all something that I had never experienced before. I felt a connec- 
tion with that place, and I wasn't ready to leave. It was neat to just talk to them and to be reminded 
that they are just like us. We experience the same emotions, regardless, of how we dress and live. It 
was something that I will never forget, that's for sure. 

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Timmy Sunday 




Sarah Bn 



Daniel Tomyn, Dqh Estes, and 
Timmy Sunday 



Members offspring- chorale ' sit 

in contemplation of the history Amy Barham, Jason Waller, 

embedded in the steps of this Ashley Peterson, and Jake Fabry 
monumental building. are excited about the concert. 




Tuxedos don't stop Justin Hipp, John Gross, Eric 
McEachron, Dan Estes, and Evan Wiley from cutting up. 



Nathan Schmidt and Daniel Tomyn do 
some serious practicing. 



Chorale • 125 



Mike Hansen, Sarah Dingus, Sam Barrick, 
David Sutton, and others from the senior class 
enjoy 50-cent-taco night at Amigo's together. 

Josh Legg takes a break during the spring 
SGA retreat. 





Historical Connection 




ngs back a forgotten tradition 



This year, 
SGA went all out for Heritage 
Week, the week set aside to specifically focus on 
the historical foundations of Bryan College. Early in the week we 
had two special chapel programs - on Monday, the dedication of the new 
dorm, "Robinson Hall," and on Wednesday, a Chautauqua recreation because Wil- 
iam Jennings Bryan was an extremely famous and well-loved Chautauqua speaker. On 
Friday, we brought back an old tradition and hosted the "Bryan Birthday Banquet" celebrat- 
ng William Jennings Bryan and the heritage of Bryan College. The cafeteria was decorated with 
famous William Jennings Bryan quotes, and the tables were adorned with memorabilia from the Scopes 
Trial, Bryan's hometown, political campaigns, and items from the Bryan Bookstore. All of the actual histori- 
cal items, like newspaper articles and copies of Bryan's speeches were provided by Dr. Cornelius. 



Everyone learned a lot during Heritage Week, about both the life of William Jennings Bryan and the histor 

of Bryan College. Learning about our heritage is important because it reminds us that we are part of 

something bigger than ourselves, that Bryan College is more than rules in a handbook or academics in 

a classroom. Bryan College is a place with a rich history, founded by people with a deep passion 

or their faith. Heritage Week and the "Bryan Birthday Banquet" reminded us of that in exciting, 

memorable ways. 



126 • Organizations 



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Sophomores Cassie-Marie Bundy, 
Evan Wiley, Eric McEachron, Freya"" 
Ross, Kim Woody, Melissa AAilner, Julie 
Davis, Jessie Laplue, and others perform 
"Kiss the Girl" for the Disney Karaoke 
Contest during Spirit Week. 





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David Beisner plays leapfrog Laura Neises and Faith Am- 
with Freshmen SGA at the men decide to bring 

Covenant pep rally. "courtship" back to Bryan. 





As a team building activity on their retreat, 
members of Executive SGA try to stand up 
only using their backs. 

I Freshmen Becky Claflin, Molly Gehring, 
and Kim McKennett finally reach a 
point of exhaustion. 



SGA • 127 



R.J. Smith explains to simple year- 
book members land to Jeremiah 
Nasiatka) what exactly SGA is. 

Paige Ratzlaff, determined to have her 
morning coffee, grinds the beans by hand. 





weet Connection 



s off their first banquet with gustc 





128 • Organizations 



The tensions 

were running high and sweat was 

dripping from their brows. They had so little to do and 

so much time to do it in. ..wait, strike that — reverse it — thank you. 

They labored tirelessly frying to make the Valentine's banquet a success. Many 

attendees were surprised they were not allowed in the cafeteria when they first arrived. 

How would they take this restriction? Would it ruin the banquet completely? 

No, it was not the exhausted Freshmen SGA's fate to fail that evening. Willy Wonka himself soon 

appeared to set the matter straight. Attendees were overwhelmed with joy to learn that the freshmen had 

moved Wonka's factory to the cafeteria. When the gate went up, they began skipping and running to find a 

good seat for an evening that all now knew would not be dull. The freshmen had moved Wonka's famed choco 

late waterfalls, along with all the colors so ever present in his festive fun house, to Bryan's beloved cafeteria. 

The guests were treated to a magic show performed with such pizazz and gusto that it left all the guest; 

and even SGA, speechless. Applause went up at the conclusion of the banquet and all seemed to have had a 

pleasant evening. After the banquet, the SGA retired to the couches upstairs in the cafe. Not a word was 

said, but smiles went all around. They were all thinking then, and will never forget: "Remember what 

happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted? He lived happily ever after." 

Copy by: Andrew Davis 




Lily Moore 



Kim Woody and Rachel Welch 



David Sutton 



Kim McKennett 



Lily Moore, "FaithAmmen; -Anna Sophomore SGA members 

Downer and Freya Ross show assemble the hay in the 

off their ugly Christmas sweat- Beverly Hillbillies set for the 

ers at their class party. homecoming banquet. 




ndrew Gonzalez participates in the 
ceased Pig Contest, much to the 
-nusement of onlookers. 



SGA • 129 



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The Anime club dresses up as their 

favorite characters to go to the Anime 

Weekend convention in Atlanta. 

Bethany Perseghetti is overwhelmed 

by the suspense in the MacDonald's 

The Princess and the Goblin. 






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bond together over a fairy story. 



130 • Organizations 



Once upon 

a time, Bethany Perseghetti 

gathered a group of students together to read 

the The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe aloud before the 

movie came out in fall of 2005. The success of this endeavor led to 

a new tradition: a group of students, now an official club headed by Michael 

Boling, meets one night every week in the lobby of Mercer to enjoy works of literature 

together. After completing The Chronicles of Narnia, they decided to move on to one of 

Lewis' favorite authors, George MacDonald. It is his allegorical fantasy, Phantasies, from which 

the club derives its name. 

The club's first meeting of the spring semester opened with the first chapter of MacDonald's The Prin- 
cess and the Goblin. The group has bonded through the book: they have appreciated the fresh perspe* 
tives that each unique voice gives the story as the book is passed around the circle, they have shared 
the agonies of suspense (especially when they were unsure whether Curdie was really going to get 
his promised kiss!), they have rejoiced together in the satisfying triumphs of good over evil, they have 
delighted together in the childlike faith of the characters and the numerous profound bits of truth 
that MacDonald nested throughout the tale. Reading together has been an edifying and valu- 
able way for the students to relax and fellowship after a long day of grueling study. 

Copy by: Courtney Jergins 




emiah Nasiatika & Ross Lee. 
Phanfastes Club 



Laura Furlough & Rocky Blue, College Republi 

Rebecca Carpenter, Anime Club 



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The rugby team 




College Republicans eat lunch with Tennessee Senator Wamp. 




The rugby club gets down and dirty. 



Freshman Rachel Lemonds takes her turn reading from 
George McDonald's The Princess and Curdie. 



Clubs . 131 



The FCA Club invokes the blessing 

of God on the soccer team's spring 

break trip to Honduras. 



Josh Suich prepares to make 
a pitch in "PitchCar." 





Broadcast Connection 




Jorings fresh and exciting changes. 



132 • Organizations 



A Bryan Col- 
lege radio station has been in 
the works for a long time. There was a class project 
about it four or five years ago, and I have been thinking about 
if since early 2006. The Radio Club this year has been the first step in 
the realization of a real station on campus. As oft happens, when someone starts 
working on an idea, others will hear about it. Jeremiah Nasiatka and Ryan Doan talked 
to me about getting on board. We studied the FCC regulations more and found that we 
would not need an expensive license if we did an AM radio station. About this time we also 
picked up the fourth member of our administration, Nicole Keef. 

SGA unfortunately was unable this year to fund the purchase of the AM broadcasting, but we have 
pressed on. We are currently working on setting up the station to broadcast across the wireless net- 
work. We have high hopes for programming. The station will be a place that Bryan College and other 
ocal musicians will be able to have others hear their music. It would be a place for audio announce- 
ments and an outlet for those who wish to try their creative talents hosting shows at the mic. The 
station would also be able to rebroadcast old-time radio shows and internet podcasts. The Bryan 
College Radio Club will be working to bring this new media outlet with multitudes of future 

possibilities to Bryan College. 

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Barnett embark on the "Conquest of 
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other members of the Gam- 
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"PitchCar" 



The Parliamentary Debate Club 
strategizes before their final round. 




Clubs . 133 



Bryan's LIFE club leads high school 
students in small group discussions. 

Jake Fabry, Faith Ammen, and Cari-Jean 
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L.I.F.E. Club 

(Living in Freedom Everyday) 

meets once a month during the lunch hour at Rhea 

County High School. By leading small group discussions and 

activities, we as Bryan students are able to challenge them to make wise 

decisions in their dating relationships and other life choices. This year there has 

been an emphasis on using examples from popular culture (such as movie clips ranging 

Trom Batman Begins to Mean Girls) that provide a conversation catalyst for certain aspects 

of love, relationships, identity, and self esteem. 

The most encouraging aspect of L.I.F.E. Club has been the opportunity to be both mentors and 
examples to the high school students. They enjoying knowing that we are students just like them who 
have to face the same challenges and pressures. Although many of the topics we talk about are serious 
and fundamental to teenagers' lives, the students become incredibly open in small groups. Papa Johns 
pizza, candy prizes, and humor (such as "10 Signs You are Dating the Wrong Person") all serve to pro- 
vide a comfortable environment for students to feel safe enough to talk about feelings and concerns 
that are easy to numb or ignore. And in case you were wondering if you are dating the wrong 
person, reason # 2 is "Wal-Mart is his/her favorite date spot." 



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at a church in Signal Mountain. 

Mary Clauson uses ribbons as she 
performs in a Testify drama. 





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Six weeks 

before performance, our PCI 

theatre ministry, Act: 2 Show: Christ, did not have one 

of its needed male actors. The countdown began — five weeks, four 

weeks, three weeks, two weeks... By this time, I as the leader was frantic. We 

were in a bind and had to make a decision - should we stop working on this play and 

try to find a new one only two weeks until performance, or should we continue on, hoping to 

ind someone to fill the role? As we prayed together, God calmed my spirit and told me He would 

supply the guy. Our search began. I asked almost every guy I saw to help us out and play the part, but 

no one could. Each of the members of our group was also asking guys, but no one had the time. 

One week and one day before we were performing, I broke. Up to that point, I had been trying to find a 

male actor rather than giving it over to God. Although I did not see how He was going to solve our problem, 

I gave everything to Him because I knew that He was in control. Once I gave up and quit trusting in myself to 

find the actor, God sent one! God didn't need me. All I had to do was place it in His hand, never to pick it up 

again. Through our times of prayer, struggling together, and seeing God work in this miraculous way, our PCI 

ministry group grew closer to each other. We learned how to trust in God's amazing goodness, power, 

and mercy. Each one of us witnessed God's omnipotence in our ministry, enabling us by His grace to 

truly act to show Christ. 

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Wil Wade plays Jesus in a drama with Laura Barton, 
Matt Samsel, Hannah Markette, AJ Guerette, and 
Mindy Cook. 

Jonathan Barnett, co-president of the 
puppet ministry "His Hands," enjoys a 
conversation with his favorite puppet. 

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Deborah Angrove takes her pal | 
Tanaya to the park for a swing 

Erin Gray connects with an elderly 
woman in a nursing home. 





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Pals has been 

very interesting this year. We 

have had a couple new faces join the scene this 

year, as well as some old ones. This year we have been able to 

hang out in the Grassy Bowl, go skating, have some fun in the Lions Den 

(yes, even dizzy bat races), and spend some quality time with our pals. 

It is always interesting to find out what the pals like to do and how they respond to things 

that they do not like. No doubt it has been a great learning experience for the older pals. 

Whether through games or activities or by having one-on-one time, there are always opportunities 

to learn about other people. Being involved with pals allows one to open his/her eyes to circumstances 

that are not necessarily typical to the Bryan College student population. 

Pals gives one an inside look at how people go through the day who do not always get to enjoy the 

simple pleasures that we normally get to have. Taking on the role of being responsible for another 

individual teaches one to think about the person beside them instead of his own self. Learning to care 

about others is something that we sometimes fail to do in the smallest of ways. Yet taking extra 

steps to see that the younger pal has someone they can depend on really makes a difference 

in his/her life. 

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This Bryan team spent their spring 
break in Belize. 

The soccer team plays a few 
quieter games in Honduras. 




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ive out their faith outside the US 



wasn't 

planning on going on a Break 

for Change trip at all. I had signed up to go on the 

Philadelphia trip to do sports ministry, but I was so discouraged 

after getting very little playing time on the soccer team at Bryan that 

decided sports ministry wasn't for me. Funny how God changes things. I found out 

a few months before spring break that the soccer team was going to Honduras and 

they desperately needed a goalkeeper. So I signed up. not really knowing what to expect 

but happy for another chance to play the game that I love. 

turned out to be just what I needed. God changed us as a team while we were there — for 

the first time in my life I was able to be a part of a group whose sole desire was to share the gospel. 

We found that the Hondurans were much more willing to listen to the gospel than Americans, which 

inspired us to continue to share the hope of our salvation. As a Bible major at Bryan, it was refreshing 

to be able to live out my theology in a practical way instead of simply learning it in a classroom. God 

knew what he was doing the whole time — he sent me out in my weakness and transformed me into 

more of the likeness of himself as I participated in sharing the gospel. Now I hope to continue to 

share how God loves to use broken vessels like us to display his glory. 



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the California grafltti. 

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the faces of those of us who traveled to the jungles of Peru for 

BFC 2007. I still remember the very moment we stepped off the plane 

in Pucallpa —it was lush and green everywhere, the air smelled fresh and sweet 

amidst the humidity, and it instantly felt like home. The months of preparation (worship 

practice, lesson planning, and craft making) paid off, as our mission finally began. We spent 

the next seven days helping out with a missions conference by leading worship and running a 

Vacation Bible School for the missionary kids. There were about 10 kids, ages 4-10, that wore us 

out every day. There was never a lack of energy, questions, or need of piggyback rides from these 

brilliant kids that needed entertaining every moment we were with them. Although we dearly loved 

the time we spent teaching and playing with the kids, some of our favorite moments were spent talking 

to and learning from the amazing missionaries that attended the conference. 



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I thank God for this experience: for I fell in love with Peru, the jungle, the language, the 
people... and now I dream of the day that I will be able to go back and live there. This experi- 
ence changed all seven of us; albeit poisonous snakes, piranhas, bats, and mosquito bites, we 
each left with a piece of Peru in our hearts, as well as parasites in our stomachs. 



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their parents, local missionaries, attend 
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ritual dance in San Diego. leader," Sharalyn Schmidt. 




There was much rejoicing on the famous Rocky steps 
in Philadelphia. 



A little boy skateboards in San Diego 
with the aid of Laura Newport. 



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The Latvia team gathers in front of the 
Latvian Filmers Union. 

Ben Cunningham polishes the sanctuary 
pews in the church where the Birmingham 
team stayed. 




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When I first 

arrived at La Iglesia Dios es 

Amor, I was full of nervous, touristy excitement. 

Even the first night, I knew the trip would change me: 

Tound myself questioning in ways I never anticipated. "Is there really 

a Bryan College? Will I actually have homework piled up when I return? Is 

the world more than just this little patch of dirt, this brick building, this tiny village?" 

could forget that there was anything else in the world. 

Not all of me that was nervous was excited, though. Much of my nervousness was closely tied 
to fear — fear of my own inadequacy, fear of failure, and fear of interacting in a language I do 
well to fumble with. But I serve a God who is infinite. He cannot be quantified; but if I could com- 
prehend just one aspect of His character, I would see without a doubt that it engulfs my inadequacy, 
my failure, and my inability to communicate. They are nothing — and yet, He makes something of me. 

When I left Cuautlancingo, little bits of my heart stayed there. They abide in the bricks of the wall we 

built, the tar on the roof we patched, the paint on the staircase we finished, and the mischievous smiles 

and unreserved laughter of the children we played with and grew to love in so short a time. 



My life here at Bryan is so different from my experience in Mexico that it's hard to believe I went 
at all. Yet it hurts to not be there anymore. But even though I left some of myself, I also brought 
something back with me: the realization that God is big enough to bring together 16 people 
to serve and love others selflessly, without complaint. I didn't learn the human capacity for 
these things; I learned about God's ability to overcome. our selfishness and accom- 
plish the insurmountable. And that, I think, is inolvidable — unforgettable. 




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Presidential Scholar Faith Ammen vies 
with Dr. Livesay for mic rights at the 



Presidential Banquet lectern 
Summer Nielsen makes a prospective student 
and her family feel at home in the cafeteria. 







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tudents' first connections with Bryan. 



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While most 
days do not require a committed 
time to be an official ambassador, they do require 
an attitude of service and a willingness to invest in the lives 
or prospective students. There are new students to be greeted, parents 
to talk to, tours to be given, and high school students to be hosted, and all for 
one reason: to show Christ in Bryan College. An ambassador's job is to reflect Bryan 
College and thus to reflect the values that are upheld here on campus. As we seek to be a 
school that desires to stand fast to our belief statement, "Christ Above All," we must, as ambas- 
sadors, believe strongly in the college and in the lives of others. Bryan College is not just about 
numbers and facts; it is about the personal experience that takes place on campus, and this is what the 
ambassador team seeks to show prospective students and their families. 

personally wanted to join the ambassador team because I wanted to help prospective stu- 
dents see what I saw a year ago - a school that sought to glorify God and students who cared about 
one another. Another reason I wanted to be apart of this opportunity was because of fun-loving Kim 
Tuttle! As I passed her office every day and she greeted me with a "Funke" hello, I knew that she 
would be a joy to work with, and I wanted to be a part of a group of people who were so 

excited about my college. 

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Bruce Morgan greets students Dean's candidate Justin Smith 
during Presidential weekend. seems to like Bryan. 




Hopeful Presidential Scholars gather at the banquet. 



Andrew Davis explores Rudd Auditorium 
with prospective students and their parents. 



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Bonnie-Marie Yager, Paige Ratzlaff, Paul 
Gutacker, and Michael Reneau attend a confer- 
ence about human trafficking at Bard College 

in New York. 





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e action on global human rights issue 



n January, 

our Bryan students attended 

a conference in New York, where they made a 

connection with Christine Dolan, an investigative journalist and 

campaigner against human trafficking. Dolan's journalism experience has 

made her an expert on the subject of human trafficking. In April, Bryan was 

honored to have her come and speak at the Commoner Forum, as well as in several 

classes. Dolan increased our awareness of modern-day slavery around the world: 27 million 

people are victims of human trafficking today. She recognized that evil is at the heart of these 

horrible crimes against humanity, saying "My definition of evil is a conscious mind with no conscience, 

and acting it out." 

Of course, Bryan students cant just sit by and listen without wanting to make a difference. Later that 
month, about twenty students attended DisplaceAAe, an event sponsored by Invisible Children, to raise 
awareness about the displacement camps in northern Uganda. A SSTOP (Students Stopping the Traf- 
ficking Of Persons) club is being formed on campus, which will be only the third one in the nation, 
and the first at a Christian college. A focus of the dub will be putting on a larger conference 
^ next year, inviting nearby schools to attend, in order to f "ther increase awareness on the issue. 
As SSTOP president Michael Reneau said, "Awareness is always the first step to action 
- awareness of a broader community." 



During Q&A time at the Commoner 
Forum, Jason Poarch takes the op- 
portunity to find out more about human 
trafficking. 





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of water and some crackers as warn throughout the night in 

their ration for the night. their cardboard hut. 







Jessica Phillips and Kara Willis attend the rally for the 
Invisible Children of Uganda. 



At the Commoner Forum, Christine 
Dolan informs Bryan students about the 
issue of human trafficking. 



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" It is indeed ironic that we spend our schools days yearning to graduate and 
our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days." ~ Isabel Waxman 




tarino 2006 



The last four years have been quite an adventure. 
We are proud of the character you have exhibited 
and the person you have become. May you continue 
to pursue everything God brings your way in the 
future with the same character, determination and 
"Joie de Vivre. " 

Congratulations ! 

Love, Mom & Dad 




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as eagles; theu shall run, and not be wearu; and 

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Christina, 

You have done so much and you 
have come so far to become who 
you are. May God bless you with 
success and happiness as you 
follow the special plan He has for 
you. For 1 1 years we have made 
the annual trip to Bryan College 
to see Jennifer, Kimberly, and 
now you complete your studies. 
It is with pride to know each of 
you understand "Christ Above 
All." We are very proud of our 
Munkin! Always remember that if 
you want to finish first, you must 
first finish! The last Berry sister 
has left the campus! (1996-2007) 
Love and hugs, 
Mommy and Daddy 
Psalm 37:4 

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Where's that blinking red light? Can I dance 
to the cow bell song? I'm the navabuar! 

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Can Max spend the night? -Foolishness 

You know my real name is Little Hayard. 
Watch out for the bicycle! -Lucky 

You can never catch Little Mud. 

-Marshmallow 

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resist my bald head. -Billy Bub 

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Christina, 

I am very proud of you! You have 

worked hard and accomplished 

many things! I know 

God has special things in store for 

you. I cannot wait to see what He 

does in your life. Since the day you 

came home from the hospital, and 

as the days continue to go by, I am 

very proud of my little sister! 

Love you! 

Jennifer 

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Christin 

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Kimberly, 

Last night I placed you in your crib in our bedroom and tucked you in nice and 
cozy. Today, I awoke getting ready for your graduation from Bryan College as well as look- 
ing toward your wedding day in November. How can twenty-two years pass so quickly? 
So many things I wanted to do with you tomorrow, but our tomorrows are quickly slipping 
away. 

As I think back memories of your life come at me like cars on the interstate at rush 
hour, but there are a few Cadillac's, Porsches and Corvettes that I would like to recall. You 
seemed to cling to me more than your sisters did. They were excited to see me come 
home as you were, but you seemed to be the cuddlier, the one who was comfortable just 
sitting on my lap or snuggled next to me on the couch. 

I saw a glimpse of the loving heart God gave you when you befriended the special 
needs child in our neighborhood. You played with her as if there was no difference in the 
two of you. This memory is one of my proudest moments. You have carried on that trait 
throughout your life by being a friend to the friendless and by coming to the defense of 
those who seem to march to a different drummer. 

I was delighted and very much relieved when you said yes to the Holy Spirit as 
he was urging you to make the decision to follow Jesus. As a Christian Father this is my 
number one priority for you and your sisters. 

Your life since has reflected a true relationship with Christ with your desire to study 
and read God's word, serve in short-term mission's projects, choosing a career to work 
with Christian family service and having a passion to work in the area of adoption. Jesus 
truly makes a difference in your life. 

Kimberly, you are a good student, a good friend, a good sister 
and a wonderful daughter. You have a gentle, quiet spirit, but you also 
are engaging and competitive. You are genuine and forthright and what 
people see is what people get from you. You add so much to those around 
you and we are all very fortunate to have you in our lives! 

I love you, Kimberly, and I am so proud of who you are and of you 
accomplishments, especially as we look forward to your graduation from 
Bryan College. I pray that you will continue to allow God to guide you and 
bless you as you follow him. 

I leave you with this very appropriate word from God: 
"For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper 
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. " Jer 29:11 

Dad 

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Dear Michael, 

"For this boy I prayed and the Lord has given me my 
petition which i asked of Him. So I have also dedicate 
him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to 
the Lord." 
1 Samuel 1:27-28 

Michael, before you were born you were the Lord's. 
Your dad and I knew that there was something very 
special about this baby boy that was lent to us. At ag 
nine you preached your first sermon to me. I knew 
then the Lord had a calling on your life for His service 

Michael, since The Father desires to be involved in 
every aspect of your life, He will give you clear direc- 
tion so that you can understand what His will is for 
every circumstance you will encounter. By walking in 
the center of God's will, you will accomplish that whit 
you were created to do. As you adjust your thoughts, 
words, and deeds according to God's guidance, you 
will remain in the center of His will. Your reward for 
accepting this challenge to change and grow is an av\ 
some opportunity to serve and to be blessed with Goc 
best. Your dad and I and your sisters know that wher 
you are today was determined by the way you have 
prioritized your life these years at Bryan by organizing 
priorities according to Biblical guidelines. As you haw 
put your relationship with the Lord to be of utmost 
importance, He will honor that the rest of your life. 

We all are so very proud of what you have accom- 
plished at Bryan and the precious lifelong friendships 
you have made. Your Christ-centered, hopeful attitud< 
is essential to your future success in life. 

Congratulations!!!! 

We love you, Dad, Mom, Mandy and Megan 

Favorite verse - Philippians 4:13 - 

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 



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Congratulations on your noteworthy accomplishment! 

I thank the Lord God for the privilege and joy it has been 

in joining Him in raising such a wonderful and 

accomplished young woman. 

Your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual maturing 

are not only well pleasing to your mother and I, but to 
your heavenly Father. You have given us fond memories 

that we will always cherish. We pray that God's 

purposes will be more fully and wondrously revealed in 

and through your life. Thank you for gracing our lives. 

We are so proud of you! 

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Allquist, Amanda 17, 21, 60, 107, 142 

Ammen, Faith _8, 24, 93, 115, 127, 129, 134, 

135, 141, 146, 147 

Andrews, Bob 107 

Armstrong, Conner 87 

Asnip, Dakota 59 




Bacon, Jonathan 107 

Bailes, Jonathan 15, 29, 74, 75 

Baker, Mark 62, 115, 135, 140, 141 

Bardsley, Demi 80, 84, 127 

Barger, Roy 110 

Barham, Amy 97, 101, 104, 105, 125 

Barham, Katie 60, 62, 63, 80, 84, 85 

Barnett, Jonathan 133, 137 

Barnett, Stephen 110 

Barrett, Elizabeth 39 

Barrick, Sam 31, 74, 111, 126 

Barton, Kelly 62 

Barton, Laura 25, 28, 127, 137 

Bates, Keith 107 

Beatty, Michael 24 

Becker, Erin 9, 17 

Beery-Norwood, Delores 110 

Beisner, David 127, 147 

Belisle, Bernie 41, 107 

Belisle, Donna 107 

Benford, Jasmean 56, 57, 62 

Benson, Matt 107,113 

Bergandine, Liz 141 

Berger, Vance 106 

Bock, Emily 2 

Boling, Michael 2,130 

Boling, Paul 107 

Bollant, Kari 17, 107, 113 

Bollant, Matt 47, 56, 57, 110 

Booker, Luke 19, 47, 141 

Boronow, Caitlyn 26, 35 

Bosarge, Daniel 59, 93, 94 

Bowe, Zack 59 

Bowman, Cari-Jean 115, 134, 135 

Bradley, Josh 64,65 



Bradley, Kevin 35, 62, 67, 96, 98, 102, 

104 

Bradley, Troy 55 

Bradshaw, Steve 51, 107, 110 

Branson, Andra 5, 69, 80, 84 

Brenner, Michelle 107 

Bridwell, Tracey 107 

Brock, Janet 110 

Brown, Brittany 69 

Brown, Jonathan 59 

Brown, Rhea 57 

Brown, Sarah 125 

Brown, Toks 107 

Brown, Zacery 110 

Brown, Zach 7 

BrueNJeff 48,107 

Buckler, Natasha 38 

Buffington, Zach 53, 64, 65 

Bullis, Ashley 174 

Bundy, Cassie-Marie 9, 17, 121, 127, 145 

Bushen, Joe 19 

Buttram, Diana 107 



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Cain, Crystal 123 

Callihan, Wes 25, 116, 117 

Camp, Hannah 20, 21, 96, 102, 103, 105, 

120,139 

Campbell, Ben 2, 23, 42, 46 

Campbell, Natalie 31, 74, 75, 78, 79 

Candland, Carolyn 2, 11, 24, 26 

Carlile, Anne 9, 43, 149 

Carmichael, James 67, 81 

Carpenter, John 110 

Carpenter, Rebecca 39, 131, 174 

Carswell, Kaylin 56, 57, 63, 71 

Castlen, Valerie 107 

Chambers, Steven 65 

Cheon, Gary 107 

Cheon, Jody 107, 111 

Christian, Jenny 6, 22, 26, 62, 104 

Christian, Tiffany 107 

Claflin, Becky 127 

Clauson, Mary 136 

Claxton, Gabby 57, 62, 101 

Cochrane, Elisabeth 8, 9, 27, 35, 92, 94 

Coffman, Sarah 29, 31, 56, 57 



Cole, Warren 

Colvin, Jessica 56, 57, 75, 

Cook, Corrine 1 

Cook, Emily 32, 33, 

CookMindy 137,1 

Cooke, Tyler 54, 55, 

Corbett, Brooke 62, 63, 1 

Corlew, Alan 107, 

Corlew, Lorrie 

Cornelius, Richard 1 

Courtright, Josh 67 

Courtright, Katrina 5, 28, 68, 69, 

Cox, Timberly 80 

Crouch, Amanda 86, 

Crownoble, Adam 1 

Cruz, Elisa 11, 21, 24, 35, 

Cunningham, Allison 

Cunningham, Ben 137, 

Cunningham, Kami 



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Davey, Winnie 1 

Davidson, Amanda...31, 33, 56, 57, 62, 

Davidson, Charis 

Davidson, Scott 66, 

Davidson, Sloane 

Davie, Colton 

Davis, Andrew 10, 23, 86, 101, 103, 1 

Davis, Jud 36, 37, 1 

Davis, Julie 46, 

Davis, Katie 56, 

Davis, Robert 1 

Davis, Ryan 18, 

Davis, Thomas 

Dawson, Josh 9, 

Day, Bryan 

Day, Matt 58, 

DeGeorge, Steve 110, 

Deal, Jeremy 58, 

Deck, Stephen 38, 

Derlak, Brian 

Devaney, Megan 

Dilts, Jonathan 19, 

Dingus, Sarah 79, 126, 1 

Doan, Ryan 

Dobler, Galyn 62, 1 



164 • Index 



bbler, Melody 80 

bnoto, Steph 9, 141 

brn, Andrew 65 

bwner, Anna 65, 87, 93, 95, 129 

yer, Leta 110 



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:hols, Emily ....21, 96, 97, 102, 103, 104, 121 

Jgerton, Brian 29,30 

liott, Jennilee 84 

lis, Rosalind 8,86 

;tes, Dan 22, 60, 61, 125, 133 

;trada, Carlos 67 

A/ing, Trish 93,94 

pbry, Jakel5, 60, 87, 91, 92, 93, 95, 125, 

134,139 

jrney, Rick 110 

jrrell, Jessie 49, 86 

jwcett-Lowe, Brittany 30, 31 

sndrich, Caleb 9, 115, 117, 119, 123 

idley, Melody 121 

;her, Gabe 67, 81 

tzgerald, Brian 29, 31 

xggin, Megan :'. 69 

jrrester, Sam 30 

xjts, Marlene 110 

anklin, Josh 59 

anks, Paulakay 110 

iberg, David 110 

idsma, Katie 15, 31, 116 

iedrich, Drew 16, 58, 59 

oemke, Marcy 49 

jnke, Laura 146 

dough, Laura 15, 79, 131 

irnanz, Tim 85, 143 



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Gamier, Ryan 103 

Garrison, Katie 86 95, 135 

Gartman, Max 110 

Gatlin, Brad 110 

Gawthrop, Luke 62, 67 

Gay, Tyler 27, 47, 48, 74, 85, 145 

Gehnng, David Ill, 121 

Gehring, Molly 10, 23, 52, 79, 105, 116, 

127 

Gilbert, Andy 94 

Gilman, Jess 69 

Gleason, Hayley 11, 123, 144 

Glines, Andrew 61, 86 

Glines, Marc 143 

Goetz, Daniel 64, 65 

Gonzalez, Andrew 1 29 

Goodman, Drew 67 

Goza, Myra Ill 

Graham, Sherry 39 

Gray, Ashley 56, 57 

Gray, Erin 138 

Green, Kristin 70, 80, 84 

Grisham, Ann 17 

Groen, Susanna 41 

Gross, John 125 

Grosso, Kindra 13 

Grubbs, Mindy 62, 63, 103 

Guerette, Aj 135, 137 

Guerra, Lindsey 3 1 

Gutacker, Paul 2, 18, 22, 27, 60, 61, 148 



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dbreth, Will 67 

Garcia, Andres 67 



Hacker, Heather 97 

Hale, Amanda 49 

Hamrick, Hannah.20, 96, 101, 102, 104, 139 

Hardin, Kelly 86 

Harle,Bill 110 

Harle, Carlo 110 

Harris, Tim 60, 67 

Hartman, Joy 69 

Hartz, Stephanie 110 

Hasty, Taylor 59, 1 10 

Hathaway, Luke 110 

Haught, Taryn 97 

Hayes, Natalie 31 

Hayman, Rita 110 

Haynes, David .-. 58, 59 





Hays, Curt 62, 67, 97 

Hearn, Winston 10, 18, 92, 96, 122, 123, 145 

Held, Peter 106,112 

Henderson, Chris 1 47 

Henderson, Jason 59, 138 

Hendrix, Allison 117 

Herman, Daniel 143 

Hester, Linda 110 

Hicks, Matt 59 

Hill, Brian 45,111 

Hill Kyla 62 

Hipp, Justin 86, 92, 93, 94, 95, 115, 125 

Hixson, Laurabeth 145 

Hodge, Brandon 95 

Holby, Joy 5, 8, 55, 86 87, 93, 95 

Holland, Rod 59 

Hollingsworth, Randall Ill, 112 

Hollingsworth, Taylor 27, 29, 86, 91, 115 

Hollman, Jacob 59 

Housley, Matt 54, 55 

Huddleston, Beci 25, 69, 92, 94, 143 

Humphrey, Abby 70 

Hundley, Jessi 17, 21, 22, 85, 175 



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Ibsen, Ali 24,62,97,116,117,118,119 

Impson, Beth Ill 



Jackson, Elizabeth 131 

Jarvis, Jake 55, 62 

Jenkinson, David Ill 

Jergins, Courtney 34, 39, 88, 91, 114, 130 

Johnson, Allan 19, 23, 117, 119, 127 

Johnson, Ben 13, 24, 73, 87, 91, 123, 127, 

145 

Johnson, Christina 65, 75, 78 

Johnson, Joel 58, 59, 111 

Johnston, Phillip 19 

Jones, Jo Jo 98, 101, 105 

Jones, Millie 10, 20, 72 

Jones, Ronnie 58, 59 

Jordan, Audra 21, 65, 96, 97, 102, 103 

Jourdan, Heidi Ill 



Kauf f man, Jeremy 59, 67 

Kaufmann, Laura Ill 

Keef, Nicole 86, 91, 94, 132 

Keeley, Kevin 30, 31, 60, 61, 66, 67 

Keen, Gabe 59 

Kennedy, Dana 1 1 1 

Kent, Michael 59 

Ketchersid, Bill 35, 42, 113 

Kifle, Melkam 54,55 

King, Teresa 1 1 1 

Kinney, Pat 13,111 

Kinney, Steven 13 

Kirchman, Sam 11, 101, 103 

Kloc, Chris 67, 98, 101, 104 

Knight, Ryan 59 

Kohler, Phillip 40,124 

Korpi, Stephen 59 

Koskamp, Jordan 115 




LaPlue, Jessie : 9,127 

LaPlue, Lawrence 9, 81, 133, 175 

Lane, Cameron 18, 27, 117, 118, 119 

Lantzer, Emily 11 

Laskin, Heather 139 

Lawrence, Jordan 2 

Lawson, David 1 1 1 

LeJeune, Stacy 1 1 

Leach, Kirsten 2 

Lee, Hannah 21, 27, 101, 103, 104, 105 

Lee, Ross 9, 73, 74, 131, 174 

Legg, Josh 78, 126 

Legg, Raymond 113 

Lemonds, Rachel 11, 105, 131 

Lestmann, Kalani 38, 75, 79 

Livesay, Corinne 1 1 1 

Livesay, Kara 30, 31, 33 

Livesay, Stephen 32, 33, 42, 106, 113, 146 

Lloyd, Joseph 63, 67 

Loaiza, Guillermo 64, 65, 85 

Longoria, Melissa 40, 41 

Love, Brandon 85 

Lucas, Jonathan 23, 31, 32, 33, 74, 78 

Luther, David 111,112 



Mace, Stephanie 

Madden, Nathan 22, 

Mai, Joe 

Mancini, Holli 81, 

Mangum, Elisabeth 

Marcus, Matt 

Markette, Hannah 11, 137, I 

Masengale, Ronnie 

Matlock, Lindsay 8, 

Maubach, Josh 63, 67, K 

May, Matthew 

McCloskey, Kayley 1 

McCown, Nathan 67, 

McCuiston, Jessica 

McDaniel, Leanne 81, 

McEachron, Eric 9, 87, 91, 94, 125, 1 

McGehee, Brittany 86, 87, 93, 94, 1 

Mel I vaine, Susannah 

McKennett, Kim 25, 97, 127, 1 

McKissick, Lindsay 10, 

McKoy, Amy 11, 27, 94, 1 

McLean, Allison 21, 36, 65, 96, 101, 1 

, 104,105, 

McLean, Joel 

Meadows, Jason 15, 1 

Meberg, Kirsten 11, 21, 88, 120, 145, 1 

Mellon, Lacy 56, 57, 74, 75, 

Meznar, Emily 26, 31, 74, 78, 79, 1 

Meznar, Philip c 

Middlekauff, Paul 

Miller, Dennis 

Miller, Johnny 1 16, 

Miller, Kurt 55, 

Miller, Stephanie 67, 

Milligan, Lloyd 

Milligan, Zach 5, 1 

Mitchell, Danielle 9, 

Mobley, Zach 5, 64, 65, 97, 1 

Moore, Crystal 1 

Moore, Jeremy 24, 80, 81, 82, 85, 

Moore, John 1 

Moore, Lily... 8, 73, 87, 92, 93, 94, 95, 
1 

Morgan, Bruce 17, 112, 1 

Morley, Adam 18, 81, 86, 

Morley, Hannah 



166 • Index 



\orton, Julie 80, 122, 123, 149 

\yers, Brett 10 

\yers, Elizabeth 1 1 1 

\yers,Jeff Ill 



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ash, Carrie 25, 73, 80 94, 147 

asiatka, Jeremiah 128, 131, 132 

ises, Laura 73, 87, 92, 127 

wman, Will 59 

wport, Laura 5, 30, 31, 49, 74, 143 

wsome, Katie 97 

elsen, Summer 69, 133, 146 

ezwaag, Samantha 25, 28, 31 

oel, Christy 17, 68, 69, 73, 141 

oel, Matt 5 




I'Brien, Heather 9, 16, 17 

>lson, Joanne 80, 85 

)rtiz Taucano, Diego 53, 67 

•wens, Mel 1 1 1 



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dgett, Sharron 1 1 1 

ge, Lauren 41, 124 

aimer, Michael 67, 112 

irk, David 81 

jrker, Becca 31 

irks, Kyle 80,81 

itton, Kellie 64, 65, 80 

;yne, Bailey 7, 64, 65, 96, 97 

dro da Silva, Jota 67 

jllerin, Chris 3 1 

;na Zabala, Mauricio 67 

jpper, Micah 91, 93, 147 

;rritt, Kassie 2, 25, 121, 147 

;rseghetti, Bethany 14, 130 

;ters, Jeremiah 26, 59 

ters, Lizy 20, 24, 35, 68, 69, 96, 101, 

102 



Petitte, Ron 50, 111, 113 

Petitte, Stepheny 62, 104 

Phillips, Jessica 145,149 

Piatt, Janet 1 1 1 

Pielago, Carlos Sanchez 67 

Poarch, Jason 65, 149 

Pool, Olivia 21, 27, 37, 47 

Porter, Audrey 60, 62, 68, 69, 75 

Potts, Jeremy 58, 59 

Price, Allyson 12 

Puckett, Laura 103 



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Ragland, Bethel 93,94 

Ragland, Caleb 23 

Rains, Pat Ill 

Randen, Karen 1 1 1 

Ratzlaff, Paige 11, 22, 85, 128, 148 

Rawley,Kat 53,70 

Reitnauer, Jared 117, 145 

Rekoske, Don 55, 111, 112 

Reneau, Michael 9, 15, 94, 95, 121, 148, 

175 

Renfroe, Robin 70,71 

Ricketts, Emily 1 19 

Ricketts, Travis 7, 42, 50, 113, 137 

Rodenbeck, Christy 1 1 1 

Rogener, Melissa 10,92 

Rose, Chuck 51 

Rose, Clark 51 

Rosenbaum, Katie 143 

Ross, Freya 9, 127, 129, 143 

Ruehling, Micah 1 1 1 

Russell, Stephen 60, 103, 105 



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Salmon, Andrew 46 

Samsel, Matt 137 

Sanders, Audrey Ann 21, 35, 97, 103 

Sapienza, Claudia Ill 

Sapienza, Michael Ill, 112 

Sauve, Mark 68, 69, 111 

Say les, Leo 70, 1 1 1 

Schaeffer, Luke 26, 62, 63, 67, 98, 105 






Scheller, Zach..27, 87, 91, 93, 95, 123, 145 

Schindler, John 30, 32, 38, 73, 74, 75 

Schlomann, Rebecca 39 

Schmidt, Nathan 32, 118, 119, 125 

Schmidt, Sharalyn 93,143 

Schock, Matt 55 

Schoenhals, Liesl 41, 65 

Schroeder, Michael 62, 115, 118 

Schroeder, Phil 1 1 1 

Schwenke, Jeff 93, 175 

Sell, Dwight 98 

Sergent, Will 11 

Sharpe, Steve 1 1 1 

Shaver, Lynn 1 1 1 

Sheppard, Tyrone 9, 19, 62, 102 

Shetter, Judy 1 1 1 

Shetter,Tim 60,111 

Shorts, Lamarr 54, 55 

Silva, Manoel 66, 67, 84, 85, 141 

Simpson, Ashley 39 

Simpson, Lauren 21, 103 



Simpson, Pamela 21, 96, 104, 105 

Sims, Brenda 1 1 1 

Sims, Vanna 12, 47 

Sivy, Katherine 1 1 1 

Slikker, Andrew 18, 54, 55, 86 

Smith, Amber 57, 70, 71, 97, 104 

Smith, Erica 5, 9, 69, 143 

Smith, Matthew 19 

Smith, R.J 128 

Smith, Ray Ill 

Smith, Ryan 3, 127 

Spacek, Devon 20 

Spano, Channing 21, 105 

Sparks, Billy 19 

Spencer, Blakeley 1 27 

Spencer, Sherry 1 1 1 

Spi vey, Daniel 1 24 

Stafford, Sarah 91 

Stancil, Jerome 54, 55 

Starbuck, Beth 9, 32, 51, 74, 75, 78, 79 

Starnes, Brad 59 



Stewart, Ben 1 

Stobart, Yvonne 

Stoker, Rodney 64, 

Stokes, Will 58, 

Stonestreet, John 32, 

Storie, Josh 29, 60, 87, 94, 1 

Suich, Josh 132, 1 

Suits, Hannah 7, 

Sullivan, James 

Sunday, Timmy 7, 96, 1 

Sutton, David 29, 79, 126, 1 

Swanson, Brittany 24, 56, 57, 

Swanson, Courtney 56, 57, 1 

Sweeny, Andrew 25, 46, 



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Taphorn, Ricky 

Taphorn, Roanna 

Taylor, Daniel 

Terry, Kyle 

Thomas, Seth 

Thompson, Jordan 26, 62, 101, 1 

Thurman, Kellie 53, 56, 

Tipton, Hillary 

Todd, Brad 

Tomyn, Daniel 12, 32, 74, 1 

Tooley, Rebekah 

Tortolani, Rachel 

Traub, Ryan 87, 

Travis, Jennifer 

Traylor, Jack 42, 57, 59, 110, 

Tray lor, Karin 57, 110, 







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gger, Joel 19, 60, 175 

llberg, Renee 76, 79 

llberg, Tami 110 

rner, Calista 26 

rner, Ken 37, 110, 113 

ttle Chris 10, 92, 94 

le, Kim 110, HI 146, 147 

ser, Jared 81 



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flvari. Sarah 73, 121, 141 

derwood, Ally 13 

ie, Sarah 9, 94, 115, 145 



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jllejo, Felipe 66, 67, 84 

jn Eaton, Charles 1 1 1 

in Gorkom, Regina 84 

anueva, David 67, 95, 141 



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dde, Stephanie 17, 60, 68, 69, 85, 92, 

= 95 

dde, William 84, 132, 133, 137 

'agley, Kyle 67 

alker, Brittany 139 

alien, David 87 

alien, Jason 104,125 

ang, John 24 

'and, Sana 69 

'assen, Jason 110 

'arson, Jana 68, 69 

/elch, Rachel 3, 8, 87, 129, 133, 139 

'ells, John Ill 

'ells, Versell 54,55 

'harton, Ben 37, 58, 59 

'hite, Alex 54, 55 

/hite, Cal 106, 113 

/hite, Emily 119 

/hite, James 58, 59 

/hite, Leah 80, 84 

'hite, Sam 19, 86, 175 

'hitley, Benl5, 27, 67, 86, 87, 91, 92, 93, 



95,141 

Wiley, Evan 10, 87, 92, 95, 125, 127 

Wilhoit, Mel 41 

Williams, Ben 110,111 

Williams, Elisabeth 11 

Williams, Matt 1 1 1 

Williams, Zach 133 

Williamson, Julian 43, 111 

Willis, Kara 149 

Willmore, Candice 149 

Windom, Heather 57 

Wise, Esther 1 1 

Wise, Katrina 117, 118, 119 

Witte, Brendon 37 

Wolfe, Lindsey 7, 119 

Wood, Todd 44,111 

Woods, Lindsay 80 81, 82, 84 

Woods, Taylor 96 

Woody, Kim 9, 43, 95, 127, 129, 143 

Wooten, Brenda 110 

Wright, Joy 121 

Wright, Koni 27, 43, 94, 135 

Of 

Yagen, Bonnie-Marie 51, 74, 75, 79, 123, 

148 

Yates, Elizabeth 97 

Yates, Rob 23, 116, 117, 119 

Young, Becky 1 1 1 

Young, Ben 59 

Young, George 22, 29 

Young, Sana Ill 




ZalkNick 18 

Zensen, Sanfond 66, 67, 111 

Zensen, Shanon 110 

Zimmenman, Daniel 26, 59, 102 



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Keeping us connected to the world outside of the Bryan Hill 




Don Imus was a long-time radio host who was fired from CBS 
after he called members of the Rutgers women's basketball 
team "nappy-headed hos." He was first suspended from CBS 
Radio for fwo weeks without pay, while the company decided 
what to do. He acknowledged again that calling the Rutgers 
women's basketball players "nappy-headed hos a day after 
they had competed in trie NCAA championship game had been 
"really stupid. He also apologized to the players of the Rutgers 
women's basketball team face to face. Imus was on the radio 
from 1971-1977 and then again from 1979-2007 until his show 
was cancelled. 



Former England captain David Beckham left Real Madrid at* 
the end of the season arid signed a five-year deal with Major 
League Soccer team Los Angeles Galaxy. 





You 




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YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view, 

and share video dips. Videos aan be rated and the average rating 

and number of times a video has been watdied are both published 

The site content Indudes movie and TV dips and music videos, as well 

as amateur video bbgghg and short original videos. 




Virginia Tech 




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The Virginia Tech shootings took place on April 16, 2007, in two separate 
attacks on the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 
Bbcksburg, Virginia Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and wounded many more 
before committing suicide. This shooting was the deadliest one in modern US. 
history. 



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Bon Hnotfs dies 



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Don Knotts died in February 2006 from lung 
cancer in the UCLA Medical Center in Los 
Angeles at age 81. He was best known as Deputy 
Sr»rjf.f-Bar-c^y.Eife.-ir4^Ihe.Andy-Grif-flth-Sbow^...~-. 
and the landlord in "Three's Company." Knotts had 
won five Emmys for Best Supporting Actor in the 
1960s as Fife. He played on "Three's Company" 
from the late 1970s until 1984. He had recurring 
roles on television, including a part on Griffith's 
show "Matlock" and the series "Pleasantville" 
Most recently, he was the voice of Mayor Turkey 
Lurkey in last year's "Chicken Little." 




*pple came out with a new prod 
ct that combines a mobile phone, 
widescreen iPod with touch 
ontrols, and an Internet communi- 
ations device with desktop-class 
mail, web browsing, maps, and 
sarching. 




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Anna Nicole Smith dies 



"Anna Nicole~Smiff7c1iecTTTcrSc*jth Florida 
hospital after being found unconscious in her hotel 
room. The reality TV star, Playboy Playmate, and 
former Guess model was 39. A private nurse 
called 911 after finding Smith unresponsive in her 
hotel room and her bodyguard administered CPR, 
but she was declared dead at the hospital. The 
actual cause of her death is unknown. 





Certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value pean 
butter were found to have been linked to a 
salmonella outbreak that made almost 300 peopb 
around the country sick. The company sent out a 
recall and said that the jars with product codes 
beginning with "21 11* could be returned to trie plant 
in Georgia for a refund. The salmonella outbreak, 
which federal health officials said has sickened 288 
people in 39 states since August, was linked to 
tainted peanut butter produced by ConAgra at a 
plant in Sylvester, Ga 




Colts won the Superbowl 29-17 over the 
bears. Peyton Manning finally got a Superb- 
bowl ring after 9 pro seasons with the colts 
Manning threw for 247 yards, with one 
touchdown and one interception, earning the 
superbowl MVP award. He also had help 
from his defense, whid-i played well in a 
sloppy, wet game, forcing 5 turnovers. 



Steve Irwin, also known as the "Crocodile Hunter" died 
at age 44 in September after being stung by a sting- 
ray while shooting a TV program off Australia's north 
coast. Irwin was snorkeling in the Baft Reef, part of the 
Great Barrier Reef and was stabbed by the stin 
barb in the aSest. He was snorkeling and came < 
the top of the stingray buried in the sand and 1 
came up and hit him in the chest. It is reported I 
sttigray stabbed him out of defense. 



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2006 




A Year in Retrospect 

Keeping us connected to the world outside of the Bryan Hill 



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Ohio State Rivalry 

A rivalry formed between the University of FL and Ohio State when the 
Gators beat the Buckeyes in the NCAA TourTKJment. It grew this year when 
the Gators beat the Buckeyes this year' it* iboth the NCAA Football and the^ 
NCAA Basketball Championship. 




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Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi dictator who 
spent his last years in captivity after his ruthless 

regime was topple d by th e U.S.-led coalition in 

2QQ5Vvvas"han g ed ifrDecember2 QQ6 for tirfmes 
committed in a brutal crackdown during his reign. 
Hussein was hanged for his rob in the 1982 Dujail 
massacre, in which 148 Iraqis were killed after a 
failed assassination attempt against the then-Iraqi 
president. 




d Haggard was a former evangelical 
eacher. He was the founder and former pastor 
the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, 
aforacfo. In November 2006, he resigned or 
as removed from al of his leadership positions 
ter allegations of homosexual sex and drug 
3use were made by Mike Jones, a former mab 
ostitute. 




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Nancy Pelosi elected as Speaker of 
the Mouse 



On January 4, 2007, Nancy Pelosi was 
elected Speaker of the United States House 
of Representatives. Since 1987, Nancy Pelosi 
has represented California's Eighth District 
in the House of Representatives. She was 
elected by her colleagues in the fall of 
2002 as Democratic leader of the House of 
Representatives and is now the first woman in 
Xmericqh History to lead a major party in 
U.S. Congress. 




©ufce lacrosse player 
found i n of tg t tsit y &fr®pr & 



All sexual assault, kidnapping and other 

charges have been dropped against the 

three Duke University lacrosse players 

indicted for raping an exotic dancer, as 

announced by North Carolina Attorney 

General Roy Cooper. The players were 

Reade Seligmann, Dave Evans and Collin 

Finnerty, and the trial lasted for 395 days. 



May of 2007, President George W. Bush 
fed on the Democratic-led Congress to 
/ork out a "responsible" war spending bill to 
rovide funding for American troops in Iraq 
nd Afghanistan for the remainder of this fiscal 
ear. The president vetoed an emergency war 
sending bill earlier that month which would 
rovide nearly 100 billion dollars for US. troops 
perating in Iraq and Afghanistan and set a 
rnetcfcfe for the troops to withdraw from Iraq. 




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To wy girls, thanks for 
the late nights, for going above and 
beyond my expectations, for "gossiping" 
over dinner under f fie cover of "getting tine story," 
for putting up wltfi me wfien I'm sure you would ratfier 
(nave punched me in tfie face (yes, I recognize tfiose loo^s of 
disdainl), for letting yearbook suc6 tfie life out of you tfiis past 
year, and for brainwashing me so tfiat I never see circles or hear the 
word "connection" tfie same way agalnl You guys brought a fresh per- 
spective to tfte Commoner this year, and the book looks absolutely amaz- 
ing, I am so excited to see wfiat y'all do next year, love you all mucfios! 

To John and Karln, thanks for taking a risk on a math major for editor for en- 
couraging me to persevere and equipping me to become a better "yearboof?- 
er° for countless dinners, and especially for chocolate chip cookies (otherwise 
I would have quit a long time ago,,) You botfi are so so wonderf ull 

To Bryan College and the people wfio mafSe tfiis place wfiat it is, tfian^s for 
tfie memories and for the privilege of publishing two full boo^s of tfiem, 




Corrle Hash 
Editor-ln-Cfiief (2006-2007) 



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