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EntreNous 1987 

Volume XLVIII 


Brenda Pritchett, a 
sophomore cheerleader 
from Golf Breeze, Fla., 
restrains SU, the University 
mascot, during the Homecom- 
ing game. Attitudes were en- 
thusiastic as the 34-7 win over 
Anderson College climaxed one 
fo the most exciting Homecom- 
ing weeks the University had 
ever experienced. Photograph 
taken by Entre Nous photo 
Editor, David Rigg. 

J. . 

David Riqq 

Intensely involved in a conver- 
sation with senior theater ma- 
jor Jeff Gilliam, Brian Kelly, a 
senior history major from 
Jackson, Miss., sits on the edge 
of the Leslie S. Wright concert 
hall stage after the Miss Entre 
Nous pageant. 

Ann Ensey, a senior mass 
communication major from 
Birmingham, is covered with 
birds on a cold January day in 
London. Trafalgar Square, with 
the British National Gallery 
behind, is filled with pigeons 
waiting for tourists to feed 

Hallie Von Haqen 

Matt Burton 

Enjoying the company of 
sorority sisters, Jena 
Sadler, Scotty Mitchell and Lisa 
Renee find a spot on the quad 
to eat. The "Dinner on the Dirt" 
was part of Welcome Week 




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lege years can be 
blurred in a haze of 
studying, classes 
and endless ac- 
tivities. Often the 
only thing that 
comes through 
clearly are the 
special remem- 
brances of friend- 
ships made. 

Close bonds 
formed with room- 
mates, sorority 
sisters or fraternity 
brothers and 
teachers are ties 
that will last a 
lifetime. College 

friends share in the 
excitement of the 
big date, the latest 
gossip or the 
long-awaited let- 
ter, as well as the 
trauma of a bad 
grade, an expen- 
sive phone bill or a 
broken love affair. 

Friends could be 
depended on to of- 
fer a shoulder to 
cry on or to be 
there with a laugh 
for a private joke. 

The experiences 
shared with frinds 
found during the 
college years are 
ones that will be 
remembered and 
cherished forever. 



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Attaching red and blue 
balloons to a chair, Jen- 
nifer DeBrohun, a senior 
marketing major from Beaver- 
creek, Ohio, helps decorate for 
"Dinner on the Dirt." The dinner 
was held on Tuesday night of 
Homecoming Week. 






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action was one of 
the best ways to 
make the most of 
the year. The 
luckiest students 
were those who 
were able to 
balance good 
study habits with a 
full calendar of 

The Student 
Association had 
leadership and 
committee posi- 
tions to fill, and 
Campus Ministries 
offered Saturday 

Senior marketing major 
Doug Moore and 
freshman Joy Sadler of 
Birmingham, decorate the 
Student Center Christmas 
tree. The decorations were 
provided by students who 
brought them back after 
Thanksgiving vacation. 

morning mini- 
stries for those 
willing to give of 
themselves to 
meet the needs of 
those less 

For those with 
singing ability, 
there were choirs 
to lend a talented 
voice to. Anyone 
with a literary 
touch could find a 
place on the staffs 
of the Crimson or 
Entre Nous . 

Greek life also 
provided a way for 
students to get in- 
volved, assume 
positions of re- 
sponsibility and 
develop leadership 

There was a 
spot for anyone 
willing to help a 
cause or lend a 



Getting oriented 

Brian Tidwell, Shawn 
Nunn, Elise Barksdale 
and David Allen get 
aqainted with a new 
friend during orientation. 
Three SOLO weekends 
were held during the 
summer so freshmen 
could register for classes 
and learn about the 

Aiming carefully, 

Rod Fuller, a freshman 
pre-law major from 
Valley, prepares to sink 
another ball. The student 
center was often the 
scene of heated pool 
games as students en- 
joyed each others' 

David Rigg 

Bryan Miz*e : 

Delicious dinner 

Lining up along the 
side of the fountain, 
Sigma Nu brothers chow 
down on steaks and 
shrimp. The "Dinner on 
the Dirt" was held during 
Welcome Week. 


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focus as an endless 
stream of activities 

Homecoming was 
packed full of excite- 
ment, and S-Day 
was extended into a 
week-long Spring 

The Beeson 
Woods bridge was 
finally completed 
and the "shuttle 
rides' of fall 
semester were no 
more, yet construc- 
tion continued as the 
Healing Arts Center 
went up on the other 

side of campus. 

Step Sing took its 
usual toll on health 
and grades during 
February, and 
Spring Break was a 
welcome vacation. 

Graduation round- 
ed out a year full of 

The largest 
freshman class made 
a name for itself as 
its members became 
more and more 

Living life to its 
fullest was important 
to students and no 
matter what their at- 
titude, they tried to 
experience every- 
thing to the utmost. 

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When the sum- 
mer dwindled 
to almost no- 
thing, and it 
was finally 
time for a new freshman 
class to begin its first year of 
college life, SOLO was there 
to help make the transition. 

High school graduates 
from all over the country 
anxiously awaited the time 
when they would leave home 
and be "on their own." To 
make the transition easier, a 
freshman orientation pro- 
gram was created to curb 
apprehension and anxiety 
about what college is really 
all about. 

Orientation '86 was a 
great time for students to 
become familiar with the 
campus as well as meeting 
other students who would be 
their classmates for the next 
four years. As part of these 
summer weekends, the 
Samford Orientation Leader- 
ship Organization provided 
fun and games that served 
to educate freshmen and 
make them feel more at 
The SOLO leaders were 

students chosen from ap- 
plications submitted the 
previous spring. These 
groups led the incoming 
freshmen by the hand as 
they explored the novelty of 
college life. The leaders in- 
itiated freshmen about the 
important particulars of 
University life, such as what 
"Pinkie" means, and who 
the best teachers were for 
what classes. 

In the words of one 
freshman, "My SOLO leader 
taught me how to carry my 
Cafe tray!" Bob Strain, a 
freshman from Selma, said, 
"It was really helpful to get 
to know some other fresh- 
men so that when I came 
back to school in the fall I at 
least felt a little at home." 

One event that was 
definitely a highlight of the 
weekend was the open 
fraternity parties for the new 
freshmen. These parties 
were a time for upper- 
classmen, who came back to 
campus for the weekend to 
see old friends and get a look 
at some of the new students. 

Mary Beth Maddox, a 
freshman from Gainesville, 

Ga., said, "It was a good 
chance to get oriented with 
the campus. I met a lot of 
people and I got to know my 
roommate. I just really en- 
joyed it. I thought it was 

The weekend was filled 
with many activities for the 
students and their parents. 
Those activities included 
lectures, tours and the nor- 
mal placement tests re- 
quired of all new students. 

Students and parents 
alike ate in the Cafe and that 
was certainly orientation 
enough for anyone! Parents 
were involved in tours and 
question/answer periods 
with various members of the 
administration as well as a 
special student panel. Dur- 
ing the same time, the new 
students were finding out 
many of the new worlds, 
academic and otherwise, 
that were about to be 
opened to them. The week- 
end closed with academic 
advisement and registration 
for the new students. 

Over the course of the 
summer, three regular ses- 
sions were held as well as 

an orientation for students 
that live more than 300 
miles from the University. 

J.J. Perkins, a freshman 
from Griffin, Ga., said, "I 
came to the fourth orienta- 
tion and everything was real- 
ly rushed. The SOLO groups 
were what 1 enjoyed the 
most. I met a lot of people, 
freshmen and upperclass- 

Teresa Browning, a 
sophomore SOLO leader 
from Bessemer, com- 
mented, "I got to know a lot 
of the freshmen as well as 
the other SOLO leaders. 
During orientation, we all felt 
like a family working 
together to try to help the 
new students. I enjoyed it 
because I was not a 
freshman anymore and they 
all looked up to me." 

Melanie Boyd, a senior 
from Dothan, said, "I feel like 
it helped them to come and 
see where they would be 
spending a lot of time." 

The success of the time 
spent at orientation would be 
seen later when those stu- 
dents became the leaders 
themselves. □ -NanPoweii 



Building a human pyramid, 
SOLO group leaders pile 
on top of each other during a 
summer training session. The 
training was part of preparation 
for the freshmen orientation 

Stretched out across the in- 
tramural field, an orienta- 
tion group gets to know each 
other through games and 
laughter. The summer orienta- 
tion was part of a requirement 
for incoming freshmen and 
transfer students. 



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Suspended in mid-air, Mary 
Kay Hill, coordinator for the 
SOLO teams, demonstrates the 
trust she has placed in- the 
group. Studies on trust were 
part of the training for the 

Leaning into the circle, 
Teresa Browning, a 
sophomore from Bessemer, 
makes up part of the wave. The 
orientation groups participated 
in many get-to-know-each- 
other exercises. 

Laughing as he tries to mir- 
ror his partner, Eddie Bevill, 
a junior religion major from Bir- 
mingham, makes a face. 

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Phi Mu's enjoy the Saga 
specialty "Dinner on the 
Dirt," as it provided them a 
chance to reunite old friend- 
ships. The dinner was the first 
time many students were able 
to gather together again after a 
summer apart. 

Malt Burton 

Todd Carlisle, a junior from 
Jacksonville, Fla., partakes 
of the Saga specialties during 
"Dinner on the Dirt." The dinner 
is a traditional part of the first 
week of school. 

Freshmen, as well as many 
older students, spend an 
afternoon on the quad playing 
games and getting to know 
other students. The activities 
were part of Gamefair spon- 
sored by the SGA. This was the 
first year that an event of this 
kind was offered to students. 


Welcome Week 









lg was the 
theme the Stu- 
dent Govern- 
ment Associa- 
tion used to 
describe the activities of 
Welcome Week. The cele- 
bration of students returning 
to campus was kicked off in 
a major way. Students and 
faculty alike jumped head 
first into an exciting week- 
long schedule of activities 
aimed at reaquainting old 
friends and making new 

Amid registration, stand- 
ing in the unavoidable lines 
found at student accounts, 
and merging back into the 
chaos of school, students 
began to settle in for a sem- 
ester of classes and 

"I enjoyed Welcome Week 
because it provided a 
chance to meet people in a 
relaxed atmosphere and 
have a blast at the same 
time," said freshman 
Nichole Barnes of 
Cartersville, Ga. 

The week included games 
that involved anyone who 
wanted to participate. Com- 
petitions were held on the 

quad in the afternoons, and 
Saga provided steak for the 
traditional welcome back 
meal known as "Dinner on 
the Dirt." 

"Eating dinner on the 
quad was one of my favorite 
parts of returning to school. 
I enjoyed spending time out- 
side and socializing with old 
friends I haven't seen all 
summer." said junior Eliza- 
beth Franklin of Birm- 

Class meetings were held 
later on Wednesday evening 
and the freshman class had 
a record attendance of more 
than 300 students. 

Sorority Rush also began 
Wednesday evening with 
Panhellenic Welcome. 
Representatives from each 
sorority sang songs and 
medleys characteristic of 
their sisterhood. 

The president and rush 
chairman of each group 
were introduced and allowed 
to make a few statements to 
the rushees. This provided 
an opportunity for the girls 
to learn a little about each 

In addition to starting new 
classes and making new 

friends, many students had 
to adjust to a new room- 
mate. Kelly Ford, a sopho- 
more from Nashville, Tenn., 
was one such person. 

"I did not know Cindy (her 
roommate) before 1 came to 
school this year, and it took 
some time for each of us to 
adjust to the little quirks of 
the other," she said. 

The Student Government 
Association sponsored a 
Welcome Back Dance on 
Wednesday night at Ves- 
tavia Civic Center. Student 
Government Association 
members served free pizza 
and cokes from Little 

Red and blue streamers 
and balloons decorated the 
gym. During Lionel Richie's 
song, "Dancing On The Ceil- 
ing," the elevated jogging 
track allowed students to do 
just that. The track was 
filled with people trying to 
follow the example of 
Richie's video. 

To some the dance 
seemed to be a great way for 
freshman to meet each 
other but others felt it was 
somewhat like high school. 

"It's been five years since 

I'd been to a dance in a 
gym," said Clayton Wallace, 
a senior from Gulf Shores. 

The event lasted late into 
the evening. "1 thought the 
dance was a great idea," 
Franklin said. "It was one of 
the best that the school has 

When classes began on 
the fourth, long lines formed 
in the bookstore and the 
registrar's office. 

A sense of excitement 
permeated the campus as 
sorority Rush continued in 
the evenings and people 
began to adjust to a new 
roommate and a new year. 

Welcome Week ended 
Saturday on an exciting note 
with Samford winning its 
first game of the season 35- 
15 over Sewanee. There was 
an encouraging amount of 
students in attendance at 
the game and it started off 
the year and the football 
season in a positive way. □ 
-Hallie Von Hagen 

Matt Burton 

Freshman mass communica- 
tion major, Tracey Shepard 
from Nashville, Tenn., finds a 
new friend as she lounges dur- 
ing "Dinner on the Dirt." The 
quad provided a time to relax 
before a hectic semester 

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Special convoca- 
tions, concerts, 
comedy perfor- 
mances and 
funerals were 
part of Home- 
coming '86, celebrated Oc- 
tober 6-11. With the theme 
of "Back in Time," students 
started off the week by at- 
tending a special convoca- 
tion Monday morning featur- 
ing Christian comedian and 
alumnus Nick Foster. 

Shannon Maner, a senior 
nursing major from Cullman, 
said, "It was exciting to to 
see an alumnus use his com- 
ical talents as a witness for 
the Lord." She said Foster 
seemed at home in front of 
the students, and his perfor- 
mance added new variety to 

On Tuesday students 
were encouraged to show 
their homecoming spirit by 
wearing the school colors. 
Though not well publicized, 
many students turned out in 
red and blue. 

Saga sponsored the sec- 
ond "Dinner on the Dirt" of 
the year with the traditional 
steak dinner, and the tradi- 
tional ants. 

Elizabeth Coles, a fresh- 
man elementary education 

major from Atlanta, Ga., 
said, "It was a lot of fun to 
eat in a different environ- 
ment from the cafeteria. I 
enjoyed the relaxed at- 
mosphere and just being 
casual with my friends." 

Wednesday saw recording 
artist Gene Cotton come to 
the campus to give what 
was billed as an "intimate 
concert." There were only 
about 300 tickets available 
for the concert, and every- 
one who attended sat on 
stage with Cotton during his 
performance in the Leslie S. 
Wright Fine Arts Center. 

"Mr. Cotton provided an 
evening of priceless enter- 
tainment. His masterful use 
of the guitar, four piano 
chords and fresh humor 
delighted everyone," said 
David Owenby, a freshman 
from Franklin, Tenn. The 
highlight of the concert was 
a duet Cotton sang with 
junior Laura Billingsley 
called "You're a Part of Me." 
"They were awesome," 
Owenby said. 

Deputy Barney Fife came 
to campus on Thursday to 
make sure everyone was 
obeying laws to the letter. 
Don Knotts, winner of five 
Emmy awards for his por- 

Enjoying a cookie during 
dinner on the quad, this 
Bulldog fan contemplates the 
activity around her. Many facul- 
ty members bring their children 
to various functions. 

trayal of the deputy on the 
Andy Griffith Show, gave a 
"Lecture on Comedy." 

Knotts had no trouble 
keeping the attention of his 
audience, and at the end of 
the lecture there was an 
abundance of questions for a 
question-and-answer period. 
This was a feat that made 
some professors envious. 

Senior Cheri Mangum of 
Cullman said, "I thought he 
(Knotts) was very funny. I 
was very happy to see 
someone of his stature." 
However, Mangum thought 
the question-and-answer 
session was too long, and 
detracted from the perfor- 
mance as a whole. 

The highlights of Friday 
were fraternity parties, the 
pep rally, the funeral held for 
the Anderson Raven and the 
naming of the 1986 
Homecoming Queen. Earlier 
in the week a casket, deco- 
rated with decaying pink and 
red roses, had been placed in 
various conspicuous loca- 
tions on campus to promote 
the funeral. 

The use of the casket 
drew both favorable and un- 
favorable reactions from 

"The casket was un- 

necessary and only* gave 
people the creeps," said Bir- 
mingham sophomore Terri 
Stewart. However, some 
students saw no harm in 
displaying the casket on 

"The idea was eyecatch- 
ing and only made the 
funeral seem more real," 
said Janine Smith, a senior 
psychology major from 

Despite the mixed reac- 
tions, the funeral went on. 
There were more than 700 
students, faculty and alumni 
in attendance. Senior drama 
major Jeff Gilliam played the 
part of a pastor performing 
the funeral, and the Universi- 
ty Chorale acted as 
mourners singing solemn 

After the ceremony 
Gilliam led the funeral pro- 
cession to a bonfire on 
Seibert field. The band, 
under the direction of Greg 
Berry, painted their faces a 
ghastly white, and six Pi 
Kappa Phi's — Tommy 
Fuller, David Friday, Barclay 
Reed, Jeff Hatcher, Tim 
Gregson and Tolbert Davis 
were the pallbearers for the 
deceased Raven. 

cont. on pg. 15 




kaughing as she bends into 
the wind, this nursing stu- 
it tries to hold together her 
flyaway bunch of red and blue 
balloons. The balloons were set 
free during halftime as part of a 
fundraiser by the World Hunger 

Mike Manning 

Gina Dykeman 

Keeping her balance as she 
tries to restrain the fiesty 
mascot Su, senior religion major 
Kim Thornhill from Arab, is the 
new Queen. Thornhill was 
crowned as part of the halftime 

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Enthusiastic fans show their 
approval as SU puts points 
on the board. The Bulldogs 
defeated the Anderson Ravens 
34-7 in an exciting Homecoming 



Homecoming Queen Kim 
Thornhill stands with her at- 
tendants and escorts on the 
edge of the football field. During 
halftime the entire court was 
presented to the crowd. 

Dancing the night away 
at the Homecoming 
Ball, Ginny Bridges and 
Shannon Osteen enjoy 
swaying to the music. The 
Ball was held at The Club on 
Saturday night after the 


Entertaining an LSW crowd 
of students and alumni, 
comedian Don Knotts keeps his 
audience laughing. Knotts was 
part of special Homecoming ac- 
tivities that were held 
throughout the week. 

Alan Thompson 



cont. from pg. 12 

Once at the field, Kim 
Alsop, head football coach, 
lit a bonfire as the crowd 
filled the bleachers. The 
cheerleaders then got the 
pep rally started with some 
cheers as the anticipation 
mounted. People were 
speculating as to which of 
the beautiful members of the 
Homecoming Court would 
be named Homecoming 
Queen 1986. 

This year's court con- 
sisted of Ginger Hill, a 
freshman from Birmingham, 
sophomore Amy Smothers 
from Nashville, Tenn., 
Dothan junior Christie 
Dykes, senior Dawn Cantrell 
of St. Petersburg, Fla. and 
Birmingham senior Stacia 
Sinclair, with Kim Thornhill, 
a senior religion major from 
Arab, crowned Queen. 

Most people were im- 
pressed by this year's 
Homecoming pep rally, and 
attendance surpassed those 
of past years by far. 

Alice Meyers, a 
sophomore from Tusca- 
loosa, said, "The spirit was 
surprising compared to past 
participation at pep rallies." 

Homecoming week came 
to a fantastic climax on 
Saturday as the Bulldogs 
took on the Anderson 
Ravens in football, and stu- 
dents prepared for the first 
ever Homecoming Ball. 

In the football game, An- 
derson was defeated 34-7 as 
the Bulldogs went on to win 
their second game of the 
year. The Club was the site 
of the Homecoming Ball, 
and the band Cruise Control 
from Nashville, Tenn., pro- 
vided the music. 

"I was impressed by the 
turnout and the food was 
good," said sophomore Mike 
Nimer of Miami, Fla. 

From all indications, the 
Ball was a perfect ending to 
an entertaining, exciting 
Homecoming 1986. □ 

-Clayton Wallace 

Draped in funeral garb and 
portraying the Grim Reaper, 
Sammie the Bulldog shows 
Anderson fans the fate awaiting 
their football team. 

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^Jurvivor made its first 
performance in the South on 
Leslie S. Wright concert hall 
stage. Many students were 
surprised that a band as 
popular as Survivor had 
been scheduled to perform. 
Student Government Presi- 
dent, Todd Crider said, "The 
group's agents had been 
wanting to tour the South' 
and when they were ap- 
proached, they accepted." 

Although the concert hall 
was not full on that Tuesday 
night in February, an ex- 
cellent performance was 
given by Survivor. When 
lead singer Jimmy Jameson 
led the band on stage, he 
brought with him an energy 
that swept the crowd to its 
feet and kept them there. 

With its distinct sound 
Survivor dynamically per- 
formed hit after hit including 
"High On You," "The 
Search Is Over," "Eye Of 
The Tiger" and "Is This 

In a pre-concert interview 
with lead singer Jimmy 
Jameson, he answered some 
of the Entre Nous' 

EN What brings Survivor 

to the South tonight? 

JJ Well, we had a choice, 
Alabama and your campus 
or California and the Gram- 
mys. We're not winning 
anything tonight, so why go 
to the Grammys? 

EN What has Survivor 
been doing just prior to 
beginning this tour? 

JJ We've recently re- 
leased our newest album, 
When Seconds Count, and 
we've just returned from 
touring Japan. 

EN What kind of response 
did the band get overseas? 

JJ It was unbelievable. 
We headlined to sold-out 
crowds. The amazing thing 
was that most of them 
couldn't speak English, but 
they had learned the words 
to our songs so they could 
sing along during the show. 
Japanese kids are really into 
American music. 

EN Let's back up to 1982 
and a night the band did 
want to attend the 

JJ Yes, '82 was our 
ground-breaking year. We 
were fortunate enough to be 
chosen by Sylvester Stallone 
to sing the title song for 

Rocky III "Eye of the Tiger," 
and it proved the best selling 
single of that year. We won 
the Grammy for Best Rock 
Vocal and the Oscar for Best 

EN Survivor has had 
several successful releases 
since "Eye Of The Tiger." 
What's your favorite? 

JJ I don't know that I 
have a favorite song, but 
"Can't Hold Back" is my 
favorite video. 

EN Why? 

JJ It was the most fun for 
all of us. Everyone dressed 
up like people of various 
professions and we shot the 
video on a train. Man, I could 
tell you some stories about 
that experience . . .but not 
on the record. 

EN I can imagine! Now 
that you're here, at a 
Southern Baptist campus, 
will you restrict or change 
your stage performance in 
any way? 

JJ No. We don't have to 
be vulgar and absurd to get 
attention on stage. Our 
music isn't of that nature. It 
speaks for itself and our 
show doesn't change ac- 
cording to who we are per- 

forming for. 

EN Lately there have been 
a lot of rock groups spon- 
sored spots discouraging 
drug and alcohol use. Has 
Survivor been approached 
to help these type projects? 

JJ Yes. We haven't done 
any for Rock Against Drugs 
yet, but we've done several 
'don't drink and drive' spots. 

EN Is this something the 
band really believes in, or is 
it an image builder? 

JJ If we didn't believe in 
it, we wouldn't do a spot for 

The concert was opened 
by Spoons, a Canadian rock 
group that did not please the 
crowd at first. Once the 
group played its one 
American release, "Taking 
Prisoners Over Boarders," 
the crowd came to attention. 

The next attention-getter 
was somewhat of a surprise 
to everyone, including the 
Spoons. Members of the 
Survivor road creww storm- 
ed the stage in pink bunny 
suits. It was Survivor's way 
of telling the Spoons 
good-bye. The concert end- 
ed their touring partnership. 

I 1 -Ann Ensey 

Keyboard player, Jim 
Peterik, plays the melody 
during the concert held in Leslie 
S. Wright concert hall. 

Bryan Mizzell 



The lead singer for the 
Spoons, a Canadian rock 
group, plays her guitar and 
sings their one American 
release, "Taking Prisoners Over 

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David Rigg 

Rappelling down the side of 
a building, Scott Barton, a 
sophomore religion major from 
Pine Hill, concentrates on plac- 
ing his feet in the correct posi- 
tion. Rappelling was part of the 
Fall Carnival activities. 

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Carving a face in a hallo- 
ween jack-o-lantern, 
Sharon Stephens, Steve Collier 
and Johnny Nicholson col- 
laborate on designing the 
pumpkin's face. 

Dr. Rosemary Fisk and her 
one-year-old son, Gregory, 
clown around at the carnival. 
Many faculty members brought 
their children to enjoy the ex- 
citement of the evening. 

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s in previous 
years, Fall Car- 
nival was one of 
the major fund- 
raising events for 
the summer missions pro- 
gram sponsored by Campus 
Ministries. Fall Carnival 
brought out the creativity in 
all campus groups as they 
worked together to raise 
money for one of the most 
popular programs around. 
Summer missions involved 
many students and held a 
variety of opportunities for 
them all. 

From Bible school teach- 
ing to door-to-door witnes- 
sing, summer missionaries 
experienced all types of new 
and exciting adventures 
while proclaiming the Gos- 
pel. The money raised at Fall 
Carnival helped to send 
these missionary students 
across the country — from 
West Virginia to California. 

Typically, the weather for 
Fall Carnival was chilly. This 
carnival, however, sported a 
new look. For the first time, 
the festivities were held in 
the student activities center 
and outside in the adjoining 
parking lot. 

"1 thought it was very 
unorganized," said Alice 
Myers, a sophomore from 
Tuscaloosa, "the new loca- 
tion seemed to break the 
carnival up. It did not seem 
as big or exciting." 

Individual organizations 
sponsored fund-raising 
events for the cause. One of 
the favorite annual events 
was the Zeta Tau Alpha 
Slave Auction, where big 
and little sisters were auc- 
tioned off as pairs to the 
highest bidders. The girls 
were made to clean rooms, 
bake cookies and carry 
books for the lucky masters 
who purchased them for the 
day. The Zeta's raised more 
money than any other group 
in the Carnival. The Lambda 
Chi Alpha Haunted House 
was also a big success. The 
brothers set up the horror 
house down on fraternity 
row and brave students 
scared themselves to death 
for the sake of summer 

One of the biggest crowd 
pleasures was the mud- 
wrestling event. Sponsored 
by Sigma Chi, it drew large 
crowds of onlookers as the 

wrestlers covered them- 
selves from head to toe. 

Some new events were 
the freshman class record 
requests, rides in the in- 
famous Pi Kappa Phi Pledge 
Mobile, Ministerial Massages 
given by the M.A.'s, and pic- 
tures with Sammie, the team 
mascot. The Carnival had a 
much wider variety of 
events than was evident in 
previous years. 

Other events included a 
ladder climb, rappelling from 
the top of the gym, kissing 
booths, basketball throws, a 
dunking booth and fortune 

Local churches were also 
on hand to offer their sup- 
port to summer mission- 

Entertainment was pro- 
vided by the cheerleaders, 
Act: 8 and various campus 
singing groups. 

As always, Fall Carnival 
was a huge success. Ap- 
proximately $1,500 was 
raised for the summer mis- 
sions program. 

Ginny Bridges, director of 
Campus Ministries/BSG 
said, "This year was the best 
ever. It is the most money 

we've ever raised." 

For many, this was the 
first time to get a good look 
at campus organizations. To 
an outsider looking in, it was 
a time for all the students 
and faculty to give some- 
thing of themselves to reach 
those they might never 
know. Participation by area 
churches added to a sense of 
"community" concern and 

The attitude of giving was 
evident as people made sure 
to check everyone's booth 
and see what they could 
spend their money on next! 

-Rachel Pinson 

David Rigg 

Chi Omega's Melanie Penn- 
ington and Melanie 
Faulkner prepare to drench 
themselves in a mud bath. The 
mud wrestling was sponsored 
by Sigma Chi, and is a tradi- 
tional part of the carnival 

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I'm going to the country 
club," "I live in the 
woods," "The Samford 
Club ...,'' "tree 
houses'' . . . sound 
familiar? These phrases 
became quite ordinary say- 
ings heard throughout the 

Those who lived in 
Beeson Woods said them 
with pride. But those who 
did not live in the new 
Beeson Woods said them 
with a hint of jealousy. 

Most often, "The Woods" 
was the name given to the 
apartment-like dorms built 
with money given by long- 
time benefactor Ralph W. 
Beeson. A monument in 
honor of Beeson was erected 
in the middle of Gerow 
Hodges Drive, the road 
leading to the dorms. The 
monument served to honor 
Beeson as well as slow down 
would-be speeders. 

Inside each building was a 
general lobby decorated with 
chairs, a mirror, a dresser 
and an oriental rug. Leading 
from the lobby, were three 

doors that lead to suites on 
the ground level and the first 
floor as well as stairs to the 
third floor suites. 

Each suite consisted of 
two bedrooms, two 
bathrooms, and a compact 
kitchenette area adjacent to 
a den. Each suite housed 
four people. 

There were five buildings 
all named after a member of 
the Beeson family. These in- 
cluded Luther Hall, Malcolm 
Hall, Wesley Hall, James Hall 
and BW 5 which would later 
be named. The three 
women's dorms and two 
men's housed a total of 120 

Once completed, it only 
took a short time for Beeson 
Woods to catch on. The 
completion of the footbridge 
in spring semester made the 
distance question moot. 

"It may be a little out of 
the way, but an apartment 
with air conditioning 
definitely beats living in a 
hot closet!" said Scotty 
Mitchell, a sophomore in- 
terior design major. 

Senior Colores Sherer 
commented, "I actually en- 
joy the walk and the time to 
be outside." 

The bridge's attrac- 
tiveness was greatly enjoyed 
and added a different look to 
the duties of getting to class 
on time or the romance of a 
late night stroll with that 
special person. One final 
favorable reaction to the 
bridge was the elimination of 
a temporary, but unpopular, 
campus institution — the 

Before the bridge was 
completed, the shuttle was 
used to commute back and 
forth between Beeson 
Woods and the rest of the 

"It was a good idea, but 
many people who rode the 
shuttle feared being 
mistaken for a young school 
child," claimed Rob Broad- 
well, a senior from Clear- 
water, Fla. 

The shuttle ran daily from 
7 a.m. until 3 p.m traveling 
approximately 100 miles a 
day. The addition of Beeson 

Woods to the campus pro- 
vided a special attraction for 
upperclassmen who were 
tired of their "cramped" 
lifestyles in the dorm. 

Four new dorms were 
nearing completion in April 
and they were quickly filled 
by students frantically trying 
to get their names on the 
housing list for fall. 

"Almost the entire com- 
plex will be filled with up- 
perclassmen as Vail, Smith 
and C.J. become more for 
freshmen," said Tim Heb- 
son, director of housing. 

"The suites gave a feeling 
of living on your own and 
having some independence 
from regular dorm life," said 
sophomore Ronnie Hollis. 

Often, the dorms were 
made fun of and the in- 
habitants kidded about their 
upperclass lifestyle, but 
those who suffered through 
the roaches and heat of Vail 
and C.J. finally acquired the 
luxuries they had been 
waiting for in "The Woods." 

-Suzanne Harrington 


Beeson Woods 

Lounging in their room in 
James Hall, Bobby Patrick, 
a senior finance major from Bir- 
mingham, and Wade Hyatt, a 
junior business major from 
Guntersville, enjoy watching 
television in the living area. 

David Rigg 

Leaning against the wall, 
Ronnie Mollis, a sophomore 
from Fort Payne, relaxes as he 
watches his roommate wash 
the dishes. Beeson Woods 
residents were allowed the ex- 
tra luxury of kitchen. 

David Rigg 

David Rigg 

n addition to the five Beeson 
Dorms that students are 
already living in, construction 
has begun on phase two of the 
complex. Five more dorms are 
being added to house addi- 
tional students. 

Standing in front of Malcom 
Hall, Donna Collins, a 
senior business major from 
Montgomery, and Ed Richards, 
a senior pharmacy major from 
Russellville, discuss the 
classes they are taking during 
Jan term. 

David Rigg 

Sitting on a jeep in the 
Beeson Woods parking lot, 
seniors Rick McKee, Phillip 
Pack and Jason Spinks, bask in 
the unexpected sunlight of a 
warm January day. 

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Suzanne Hdrrtncjton 

Cuttin' loose at the ZTA 
Western mixer, Michelle 
Spencer, a senior elementary 
education major from 
Thomasville, and Briggs 
Sanders, a sophomore com- 
munication major from Dothan, 
show their stuff. The mixer was 
held in the Lambda Chi Alpha 
house on fraternity row. 

David Rigg 

David Rigg 

Stretching out their arms, 
students get in the mood 
for Step Sing during a dance 
held at the end of January. The 
dance was at the Vestavia gym, 
and was a successful end to the 
two week Jan-term period. 

Moving to the tunes of Huey 
Lewis and the News, 
Steve Simmons, a freshman ac- 
counting major from Plantation, 
Fla., enjoys the excitement of 
the Step Sing dance. The dance 
was held after Thursday night's 
dress rehearsal performance. 



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Dancing at Sam- 
ford? As an in- 
stitution spon- 
sored by the 
Alabama State 
Baptist Convention, the 
University did not allow 
dancing on campus, yet it 
did take place at fraternity 
parties and University-spon- 
sored "band parties." Many 
students wondered what the 
difference was. 

Dean Rick Traylor, as- 
sociate dean of students, 
was anxious to clear the air 
on the subject. According to 
Traylor, band parties were 
held off-campus for a variety 
of reasons. First, because of 
the support from the Ala- 
bama Baptist Convention, 
dancing was not allowed on 
campus. The Baptist Faith, 
and Message , the official 
doctrine of the Baptist 
denomination does not con- 
done dancing. Secondly, 
dancing was not sanctioned 
by the Board of Trustees. 
Finally, off-campus dances 
allowed students to ex- 
perience a change of pace 
and scenery. 

"I'm excited that Samford 
has finally opened up the 

chance to call our 'band par- 
ties,' 'dances' because our 
students jam," said senior 
Colleen Gaynor. 

Due to Southern Baptist 
doctrine and support, any 
school-sponsored dances 
were required to be held off 
campus. One aspect of the 
dancing question pertained 
to the definition of on and 
off campus. The biggest 
question concerned fraterni- 
ty housing. 

All the fraternities, except 
Sigma Chi, had houses on 
the back portion of the cam- 
pus that were considered off 
campus. Sigma Chi was 
housed on the bottom floor 
of Crawford-Johnson dorm. 
Traylor explained that 
although the Sigma Chi 
room was more on-campus 
than off, it was given the 
same off-campus status as 
other fraternity housing, and 
thus, the brothers were 
allowed to dance at the mix- 
ers they held in their room. 

Traylor said he felt very 
positive and excited about 
the school-sponsored 
dances. "Anytime you have 
1,600 students at a Welcome 
Back function, it's a big suc- 

cess," Traylor said. 

The Welcome Back 
Dance and the first 
Homecoming Ball were both 
well attended. "As long as 
students act as they do now, 
they (the dances) will con- 
tinue," Traylor said. Mem- 
bers of the bands, policemen 
and authorities in charge all 
commented positively on 
student conduct. "It really 
makes me proud," Traylor 

Overwhelmingly, students 
were very much in favor of 
dancing. "The dances are so 
much fun and they seem to 
bring the whole campus 
together instead of focusing 
on individual groups," said 
Tom Savage, a sophomore 
from Birmingham. 

Kim Ancona, a sopho- 
more from Atlanta, Ga., said, 
"I meet new people every 
time I go to a dance and it's 
neat to see them at school 
the next week." 

Chris Perkins, president 
of the Ministerial Associa- 
tion said, "dances are good, 
clean fun that everyone 
seems to enjoy." 

Some future events were 
planned, and after the suc- 

cess of the Jan term dance, 
the Step Sing celebration 
dance, and the Spring Fling 
Ball, students were looking 
forward to what the SGA 
had in mind. A M*A*S*H 
dance, a Sadie Hawkins 
dance, and another ball at 
The Club were all on the 
agenda for upcoming 

Dawnie Gtz, a freshman 
from Sarasota, Fla., had her 
own ideas about how the 
dances might be improved. 
She said, "It seems like they 
would be better if there was 
more entertainment, like 
bands or contests." 

Dancing was an issue that 
many students felt strongly 
about, and whether one 
agreed or disagreed, most 
students appreciated the ef- 
forts of the administration to 
work with the students on 
the issue. 

The chance to dance? It 
had finally arrived, as 
students, side by side with 
the faculty and administra- 
tion, reserved the right to 
say "Let's dance!" □ 

-Suzanne Harrington and Rachel Pinson 

David Rigg 

Craig Thomas, a freshman 
religion major from Fayett- 
ville, Ga., dances to the beat 
along with a good friend and 
many other students who turn- 
ed out for the Jan term dance. 

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p a r k I i n g 
satin and 
sequins co- 
vered the 
Leslie S. 
Wright stage earlier than 
usual when the Miss En- 
tre Nous pageant got 
under way. The pageant, 
a preliminary to the Miss 
Alabama contest, was 
moved from its usual 
position during the spring 
semester to an earlier 
date in November. The 
change was made to give 
the winner more time to 
prepare for the Miss 
Alabama pageant in June. 
Directors Clay Chaffin, 
Rhonda Garrett and Mar- 
sha Pritchett worked with 
officials from the Miss 
Alabama staff to ensure a 
professional production. 

The pageant opened 
with a parade of the con- 
testants, and then dazzled 
the audience during the 
evening gown competi- 
tion. The girls wooed the 
judges in their finery be- 
fore they were whisked 
away to prepare for the 
talent competition. Al- 

though the back dressing 
rooms were the scenes of 
total chaos, with gowns, 
hot rollers, makeup and 
hair brushes strewn 
across the floors, the con- 
testants managed to 
change and appear flaw- 
less in front of the judges. 

Special talent was pro- 
vided by 1986 Miss 
Alabama, Angela Cal- 
lahan, who also emceed 
the production. She was 
in the Top 10 of the Miss 
America pageant, and 
sang "Let Freedom 
Ring." Cyndi Mashburn, a 
sophomore physical 
education major and the 
reigning 1986 Miss St. 
Clair County, also made 
an appearance during the 
special talent segment of 
the program. 

The talent portion of 
the show entertained the 
audience with a variety of 
songs and routines. From 
piano pieces, vocal rendi- 
tions and dance routines, 
the show was saturated 
with ability. Freshman 
math major Julie Evans 
of Sylacauga won the 
talent competition with 

her piano excerpt. She 
was sponsored by the 
sisterhood of Zeta Tau 
Alpha. Junior Laura Bil- 
lingsley of Hollywood, 
Fla., gave a crowd-pleas- 
ing show with her hilar- 
ious rendition of the song 
"Ring Them Bells." She 
advised the girls in the 
audience to get to know 
their neighbors! 

The swimsuit competi- 
tion was held Friday 
afternoon before the 
pageant and was closed 
to all except the judges. 
This portion was won by 
Kim Williamson, a fresh- 
man from Birmingham. 
Sponsored by Chi Ome- 
ga, she danced to the 
"Overture from Mame" 
for her talent. 

After the talent com- 
petition, the audience was 
entertained by 1985 Miss 
Entre Nous, Christie 
Dykes, who sang "Safe In 
The Hands of Jesus," ac- 
companied by Mark 
Dowdy a friend from 
Gainesville, Ga. 1986 
Miss Entre Nous, Teresa 
Chappell, sang "We've 
Only Just Begun" as the 

audience waited for the 
announcement of the 
winners. Chappell man- 
aged to make it through 
some tough production 
difficulties, which in- 
cluded problems with the 
tape, to give a beautiful 
solo rendition of the old 
Karen Carpenter favorite. 

Angela Callahan filled 
in the time until the 
judges made their final 
decision with anecdotes 
from her experiences as 
Miss Alabama. 

The contestants in- 
cluded: Wendy Rooker, 
who was sponsored by 
the senior class and sang 
"Amazing Grace," Leisa 
Wheeler, who was spon- 
sored by Gamma Sigma 
Phi and sang "Wouldn't It 
Be Lovely," Laura Bil- 
lingsley, who was spon- 
sored by Alpha Delta Pi 
and sang "Ring Them 
Bells," Tracy Jolly, who 
was sponsored by the 
Student Dietetic Associa- 
tion and sang "The Man 
That Got Away," Sonya 
Phillips, who was spon- 
sored by Zeta Tau Alpha 

Cont. on pg. 26 


Miss Entre Nous 

Emceeing for the pageant, 
Angela Callahan 1986 Miss 
Alabama, sang "Let Freedom 
Ring" for a special talent 

Leisa Wheeler sings 
"Wouldn't It Be Lovely" for 
the talent competition. She was 
sponsored by Gamma Sigma 

Lew Arnold 

Lew Arnold 



iss Entre Nous 1986, 
Teresa Chappell, and this 
year's winner Resha Riggins 
pose with 1986 Miss Alabama 
Angela Callahan. Callahan was 
emcee for the evening. 

Performing a routine to the 
music from "Fame," 
Maribeth Zwayer dances for the 
talent competition. She was 
sponsored by Chi Omega. 

Lew Arnold 

Winner of the swimsuK 
competition, Kim William- 
son dances to the "Overture 
from Mame." She was spon- 
sored by Chi Omega. 

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cont. from pg. 24 

and sang "Out There on My 
Own," Robin Campbell, who 
was sponsored by Delta 
Omicron and sang "The 
Way He Makes Me Feel," 
Melodie White, who was 
sponsored by Phi Mu and 
played an "Hungarian Rhap- 
sody No. 2," Lori Burton, 
who was sponsored by Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack Burton, and 
played "My Tribute," Bever- 
ly Jones, who was spon- 
sored by Lambda Chi Alpha 
and sang "Pour On The 
Power," and Maribeth 
Zwayer, who was sponsored 
by Chi Omega and danced to 
the song "Fame." 

Janine Smith, a senior 
psychology major spon- 
sored by Delta Zeta, was 
fourth runner-up. She played 
"Feux Follets" for her talent. 
Julie Evans and Kim 
Williamson were third and 
second runner-up, respec- 
tively. Elizabeth Blanken- 
ship, a sophomore spon- 
sored by Alpha Delta Pi, was 
first runner-up. She sang 
"Because of Who You Are" 
in the talent competition . 

Resha Riggins, sponsored 
by Sigma Chi, claimed the 
top honor of Miss Entre 
Nous 1987. The junior 
biology major from Truss- 

ville said, "I felt very un- 
prepared. I certainly didn't 
think I would win, but the 
pride I felt in being able to 
represent Samford helped 
pull me through all the tests 
and other problems that 
hindered my being at my 
best before the pageant." 

Riggins, who competed in 
the Miss Alabama pageant 
last year as Miss Trussville, 
will represent the University 
as Miss Samford against 
girls from more than sixty 
places around Alabama. 

"I would love to stop at 
Miss Samford if I could; in- 
stead of having to compete 
in the big pageant," Riggins 
said. "The Miss Alabama 
pageant is much more 
strained and very political. 
The preliminary contest is 
more important to me." 

As a result of her Miss En- 
tre Nous title, she was asked 
to do several mini-concerts 
in area churches. She sang 
"When the Time Comes" in 
the Miss Entre Nous 

Riggins said that the Miss 
Alabama committee does 
not look down on Christian 
songs, but they are leary of 

cont. on pg. 29 

Robin Campbell, a junior 
music major from Cullman, 
solos "The Way He Makes Me 
Feel" from the movie "Yentle." 
She was sponsored by Delta 

Robin Campbell and Wendy 
Rooker, a senior education 
major from Cullman, make last 
minute preparations on make- 
up and hair for the evening 
gown competition. 

David Rigg 


Miss Entre Nous 



Laura Billingsley performs 
"Ring Them Bells" for the 
talent competition. Sponsored 
by Alpha Delta Pi, she is a 
senior psychology major from 
Hollywood, Fla. 

Miss Entre Nous 

cont. from pg 26 


having them done 

"If I ever won a state title, 
however, I would sing Chris- 
tian songs," Riggins said. 

Performance night was 
the result of several after- 
noons of practice with the 
contestants and sound and 
lighting crews. The girls 
were unable to practice the 
afternoon before the show, 
however, because of pre- 
scheduled activities in the 
concert hall. 

Assistant director Marsha 
Pritchett said, "We were all 
worried about how we could 
pull it off since Rhonda and I 
were running the show 
ourselves without Clay. I'm 
proud that we managed to 
get through the evening." 

There were few problems, 
even though executive 
director Clay Chaffin was 
unable to attend because of 

Singing "The Man That Got 
Away," Tracy Jolly was 
sponsored by the Student 
Dietary Association. She is a 
foods and nutrition major from 

prior commitments. Chaffin, 
a Bulldog cheerleader had to 
make the trip to Orlando 
that had been planned since 
that summer. He made all 
the arrangements for the 
pageant before he left, and 
he said he was leaving the 
show in capable hands. 

Chaffin was in charge of 
finding judges that were ap- 
proved by the Miss Alabama 
pageant committee and 
making sure they were taken 
care of throughout the eve- 
ning. The judges included 
Vicki Sinquefield, Sperry 
Snow and Pat Hope. Chaffin 
was assisted by his commit- 
tee which included Julie 
Schonberg, David Corts, 
Cindy Vines, Joanna Cook, 
Stacey Newsome, David 
Sanford, Rick McCabe, Jeff 
Gilliam, Mark Kowalski, 
David Hutts, Hallie Von 
Hagen and Cindy Padgett. □ 

-Hallie Von Hagen 

After reigning for a year as 
Miss Entre Nous 1986, 
Teresa Chappell crowns Resha 
Riggins. Riggins is a junior 
biology major from Trussville. 

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I 29 






Surf boards, 
rafts, loud 
music and wet 
hair — no, this 
was not spring 
break in 
Florida, it was January 21st 
on campus. Old man winter 
invaded the University, and 
as the seven inches of snow 
began to fall Wednesday 
evening, students scurried 
around gathering anything 
that would aid them in sled- 
ding down the University 
hills. Everything from the 
famous cafe trays, to card- 
board boxes and surfboards' 
were seen making tracks in 
the snow. 

Loud music, screaming 
and laughing made the night 
one that all involved would 
remember. For some, it was 
their first time to see a real 
snowfall. Others thought it 
would be the only snow Bir- 
mingham would see that 
winter and they wished to 
make the most of it. 
Classes were canceled the 
following day, and students 
took advantage of the free 
time to build snowmen, start 
snowball wars, and go sled- 
ding . 

Although the snow quick- 
ly melted away the day after 
it blanketed Birmingham, it 
was an entertaining break in 
the sometimes dreary days 
of Jan term. The rest of 
Jan term was not as spon- 
taneous and exciting as that 
snow-filled evening. As 
usual, the relaxation and 
scarcity of people were the 
main facets of the session. 

Only a handful of students 
attended classes, and there 
were parking spaces and 
cafe tables in abundance. In 
Jan term students took easy 
loads to relax or to prevent 
them from suffering through 
difficult classes such as 
physics, statistics or ethics 
for an entire semester. Many 
students used the time to 
pick up an extra credit in an 
interesting class, or to add a 
necessary P.E. class such as 
aerobics or karate. The time 
was also used to prepare for 
Step Sing and the upcoming 

For some, Jan term of- 
fered an opportunity to play 
and spend leisure time doing 
things for themselves while 
squeezing in studying where 
necessary. But for others, 

Jan term meant study, 
study, study and then sleep- 
ing and eating when they 
had a chance. Either way, 
the term was quick, and 
students were soon forced to 
return to the normal 
schedules of spring 

Others made changes in 
the usual Jan term activities 
by participating in an entire- 
ly new culture. Two large 
groups traveled to London 
and Mexico to sightsee, 
shop, experiment with 
foreign cuisine, become 
cultured and, on a few occa- 
sions, study. 

Those who ventured to 
London, flew to Amsterdam 
to sightsee for the day, and 
then flew to London to begin 
their exciting tour. Classes 
enhanced their curriculum 
and added the enrichment 
that made the London visit 
educational as well as enter- 

In addition to seeing the 
wonders of London, 
students traveled to areas 
outside the city such as 
Canterbury, Scotland and 

After a long day of shop- 

ping, riding the tube, study- 
ing museums, and eating in 
pubs, the Londoners always 
found themselves enjoying 
the theatres in the evenings 
or taking in a BBC program 
on the "telly." Students 
learned the meanings of 
words and phrases like 
"loo," "queing up" and 
"bobbies," as well as how to 
find the "way out" instead of 
the exit, and the intricacies 
of converting pounds to 
dollars. Following an ex- 
hausting day of pushing 
through the London crowds 
and remembering to stand 
on the right side of the 
escalator in the tubes, the 
study centre on Gloucester 
Road was a welcome spot to 
come home to, even for 
those who had to climb to 
the top floor! 

"When you tire of Lon- 
don, you tire of life." This 
was the sentiment of most 
of the students who were a 
part of the London Jan 

Tom Savage, a sopho- 
more from Birmingham, said 
"London, the place of enter- 
tainment, excitement 

cont. on pg. 32 

Cuddled in front of a warm 
Vail lobby fire, Billy Pfeifer, 
a sophomore religion major 
from Anniston, and Paula 
Crane, a sophomore from 
Hayden, take refuge from the 
snow blanketing the campus. 

David Rigg 


Jan term 

David Rigg 

David Rigg 

Sslow dancing in Vestavia 
Gym, Mary Christi Picker- 
ing, a freshman from Laurel, 
Miss., and Hank Coyle, a 
sophomore business major 
from Pompano Beach, Fla., en- 
joy each other's company at a 
dance held near the end of Jan 

David Rigg 

Wrapped in towels and 
warm blankets, Kim 
Wilkerson, a junior pharmacy 
major from Glasgow, Ky., tries 
to recover from the cold. Many 
students spent hours out in the 
wet enjoying the first snow of 
the year. 

Kim Huckaby, a sophomore 
from Thomaston, Ga., and 
Al Baker, a freshman from Kir- 
byville, Texas, slide down the 
snow-covered slope of hill dur- 
ing Birmingham's first snowfall 
of the year. Vail hill was the 
most popular spot of the night. 

Student Life 


David Rigg 


cont. from pg 30 

and fun — Art and Drama at 
the Samford London Centre, 
Jan term — it was the place 
to be!" 

Mandy Rodgers, a 
sophomore from Decatur, 
said, "The opportunity is 
well worth the money and 
the history class I took 
taught me more than any 
college class yet, and seeing 
Margaret Thatcher topped 
off a spectacular Jan Term!" 

Other ambitious world 
travelers spent the four 
weeks during Jan term in 
Mexico. The program 
allowed the students to ob- 
tain Spanish credit during 
the short trip instead of tak- 
ing the full semester at 
home. The students lived in 
the homes of Mexican 
families and attended 
several classes to earn their 

Side trips were taken to 
add to the students 
knowledge of the country. 

In Mexico City, the stu- 

dents saw the pyramids of 
Tenochtitlan, Aztec ruins, 
ancient churches and Mex- 
ican museums. They learned 
much about the Spanish 
culture from life with the 
Mexican families as well as 
the locals they encountered 
selling wares in the streets 
of the city. 

There were also students 
that used the three-week 
break that Jan term offered 
them to stay at home and 
work, or just to spend time 
with their families. Many 
supplemented their income 
with the extra money they 
made. Other students who 
lived too far away to go 
home on weekends were 
able to use this extended 
time to catch up on family 

Whatever students did to 
occupy their time during Jan 
term, it was a welcome 
break before the hectic ac- 
tivities of Step Sing and spr- 
ing classes began. □ 

— Suzanne Harrington 

Ducking to miss the flying 
snowballs, Bonnie Carter 
collects a ball of hardened 
snow and joins other students 
at midnight to enjoy the newly 
fallen snow. 


Jan term 

Sliding down the hill by the 
football field, Tracy Taylor, 
a sophomore international rela- 
tions major from Decatur, glides 
over the edge of the ridge. 
Students spent a whole day out 
in the snow during canceled 

David Rigg 

Brandishing a stolen cafe 
tray, Laurie Boston, a 
freshman history major from 
Dyersburg, Tenn., and Amy 
Samuels, a sophomore com- 
munication major from Enter- 
prise, huddle together to keep 
warm. Students use cafe trays 
to sit on as they sled down Vail, 
and other available hills. 

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Karen Grissom, a fresh- 
man music major from 
Marietta, Ga., and Jorja 
Hollowell, a freshman com- 
munication major from Olive 
Branch, Miss., sport a 
decorated cafe tray. Many 
students saw their first real 
snowfall during Jan term. 

Reaching above the snow- 
covered trees, the steeple 
of Reid Chapel pierces the 
cloud-filled sky. The January 
snow was a big difference com- 
pared to last year's January 
temperatures in the 60's. 

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Pushing his girlfriend down 
the hill, Nathan Varner, a 
sophomore from Pingtung, 
Taiwan, gives Liesl Yoars, a 
junior elementary education 
major from Kowloon, Hong 
Kong, a helping hand. 

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Communicating with the 
crew in the lighting booth, 
Step Sing Director, Laurie 
Roark, makes sure that 
everything runs according to 
plan. Roark is a senior biology 
major from Fort Walton Beach, 

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Sigma Chi's try to keep a 
straight face as brother 
Donald Cunningham, a junior 
social studies major from Grif- 
fin, Ga., performs their rockin' 
'50's show. Added touches 
such as the mask, are a tradi- 
tional part of dress rehearsal 

Sporting a plaid bow tie, 
Brian Holland, a freshman 
management major from 
Jonesboro, Ga., tries to stand 
out from his brothers during 
dress rehearsal. 


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All the practice 
and prepara- 
tion was fin- 
ished, and 
seniors could 
not believe 
they had lived through four 
years of Step Sing. Students 
were ready to relieve the 
tension of three weeks of 
hard practicing in what 
some felt was the hardest 
performance of the whole 

Dress rehearsal was a 
night to relax and see all the 
other shows for the first 
time. Some groups pulled 
out all the stops to impress 
fellow students and faculty. 
Some, however, saved their 
"gimmicks" for the time of 

Wearing bunny ears and a 
painted-on nose, Cindy 
Herring, a counselor in the 
admissions office, participates 
in the faculty/staff show. The 
show was a big hit with the 
students, who were surprised to 
see favorite teachers dressed 
as rabbits. 

"judgment." Faculty and 
staff prepare a special 
show that was only per- 
formed for dress rehearsal. 
Turning white isolation suits, 
which they purchased for 
$5.00 from the cancer re- 
search center, into original 
bunny suits, the staff added 
their own magic to the night. 
Rabbit ears were bought at a 
costume shop, and each per- 
son added his/her own extra 
design to the outfit. 

Director of Campus Mini- 
stries, Ginny Bridges, said, 
"We all wanted to do the 
show even though we knew 
we couldn't perform it every 
night due to conflicts in dif- 
ferent people's schedules. It 
was great fun, and a way for 
us as faculty and staff to 
participate with the students 
in an event that is a major 

After only five rehearsals, 
the staff gave the students 
an enjoyable show that in- 
cluded a dog and several 
children of the faculty 

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In other shows some tra- 
ditional "cut ups" appeared 
wearing competing groups' 
costumes and halloween 
masks. The senior class had 
to wear makeshift costumes 
because their specially 
ordered shirts did not arrive 
on time. 

Emcees Colleen Gaynor 
and Larry Yarborough added 
an interesting twist to the 
history of Step Sing by ap- 
pearing on stage in high top 
tennis shoes and a Hawaiian 
tie, respectively, in addition 
to their formal attire. They 
addressed their opening 
remarks to an audience that 
had just gone through three 
weeks of "Stomp Scream," 
and set a mood of fun for the 
whole evening. 

As in years past, dress 
rehearsal was a time to cut 
loose and have fun before 
the tension of judged perfor- 
mances began to take over. 

— Rachel Pinson 

Entranced by the sight of 
adults in bunny suits, Greg 
Fisk, son of English professor 
Dr. Rosemary Fisk and 
chemistry professor Dr. James 
Fisk, starts his Step Sing career 
at an early age. 

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Step Sing awards 
were not only 
presented for 
the best perfor- 
mances, they 
were also given 
to outstanding 
teachers and students. 

The Friendliest Faculty 
awards went to Dr. Charlotte 
Jones, psychology profes- 
sor, and Dr. Mabry Lunce- 
ford of the religion depart- 
ment. Friendliest Student 
awards were given to Karen 
Duncan and Pat Eddins. 
These awards were no- 
minated and voted on by the 
student body, and are a 
traditional part of the Friday 
evening activities. 

The Step Sing Spirit 
award was given to the show 
in which the students 
demonstrated the true spirit 
of fun that Step Sing was 
meant to convey. This 
year's winner was the 
Junior/Senior class show 
that celebrated the music of 
the Beach Boys and "surfin' 
on the beach." The Lambda 
Chi Alpha show received a 
new award that was voted 

Accepting her award for 
friendliest female student, 
Karen Duncan, a junior biology 
major from Ocala, Fla., thanks 
Step Sing director Laurie Roark. 


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on by the judges. That show 
was pronounced the most 
entertaining show. Their 
rollicking tribute to the Arm- 
ed Forced was a real crowd 

SGA scholarships were 
given to two members from 
each class. These awards 
were given based on the in- 
volvement of the applicants. 
They were judged on the 
basis of scholarship, 
achievement, honors and in- 
volvement. Freshmen reci- 
pients were Tracey Shepard 
and Jon Corts. Sophomore 
recipients were Becky 
Brown and Stephen David- 
son. Junior recipients were 
Ginger Campbell and Gery 

Though they received no 
awards, the Step Sing Com- 
mittee put on a great show. 
Chairperson Laurie Roark 
said, "The committee 
worked hand-in-hand with 
the band and stage crew to 
make it a success." The 
committee was responsible 
for working individually with 
the groups. This involved 
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technical practices and tak- 
ing care of the judges and 
escorting the groups on and 
off stage. Without the hard 
work of committee mem- 
bers, Step Sing could never 
have run as smoothly as it 
did. The committee was 
made up of students who ex- 
pressed a desire to help 
make the show a success. 

Another important group 
was the backstage crew. 
They worked with each 
group to insure the best per- 
formance possible. This in- 
cluded sound transmission 
and dodging any props that 
came "flying" off stage. 
This group performed as 
well as any group on stage. □ 

-Rachel Pinson 

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Standing in the wings, Amy 
Samuels, a sophomore 
communication major from 
Enterprise, and Lee Rudd, a 
junior finance major from 
Marietta, Ga., take care of back 
stage arrangements. Both were 
members of the Step Sing 


Shaking hands with director 
Laurie Roark, Dr. William 
Lunceford, religion professor, 
accepts his award for 
friendliest male faculty 

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Cade Peeper, Laurie Roark, 
Jamie Cooper and Colleen 
Gaynor gather for a backstage 
break as they put their talents 
together to make the show run 

Dr. Charlotte Jones, 
associate professor of 
psychology, receives her award 
for friendliest female teacher 
from director Laurie Roark, as 
scholarship recipient Gery 
Anderson watches. 

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Playing the keyboards in the 
band pit, Billy Payne, a 
junior theory and composition 
major from Marietta, Ga., 
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Leading the melody with his 
trumpet, Scott Trull, a 
senior music education major 
from Marietta, Ga., plays his 
part in Zeta Tau Alpha's jazz 

Performing in Phi Mu Alpha's 
show, "When the Going 
Gets Tough," Randall Chism a 
sophomore music education 
major from Centreville, helps 
the fraternity get its message 

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In addition to 
the students 
who worked 
so hard to 
perfect their 
show for com- 
petition, others added their 
talent to make the show a 
success as a whole. 

The band and the non- 
competing groups put in 
many hours of rehearsal 
time. Their hard work 
helped round out the event 
and provided some excellent 

The band members were 
required to try out for their 
positions, and provide live 
music for each show. They 
were also on hand for tech- 
nicals and stage rehearsals 
so that the groups could get 
used to performing with a 

Helping her audience get "In 
The Mood," Sharon Pate, a 
senior music education major 
from Ozark, joins with her Delta 
Omicron sisters to open Step 

live band. 

In the tradition of past 
Step Sing shows, Delta 
Omicron, a professional so- 
rority for music majors, pro- 
vided the fanfare with the 
theme "In The Mood." They 
tried to get the audience 
ready for the entertainment 
they were about to witness. 
In a beautiful rendition of 
"The Sound of Music" and a 
bold ending with "On With 
the Show," the sisterhood 
certainly whetted the ap- 
petite of the audience for the 
performances that were to 

They also sang such 
favorites as "I'll Sing for 
You," "That's Where the 
Music Takes Me," "Make 
Your Own Kind of Music" 
and "I've Got Rhythm." The 
show was directed by Cara 
Lott and choreographed by 
Sharon Pate and Cara Lott. 

A grand finale was pro- 
vided by the brothers of Phi 
Mu Alpha, Hie national pro- 

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fessional music fraternity for 
men. Their show traditional- 
ly wrapped up the entertain- 
ment for the night. 

Their theme was "When 
the Going Gets Tough." 
They tried to convey to the 
audience that no matter how 
bad things are going one 
should never give up. Songs 
included "Lonesome Loser," 
"Best of Times," "It Won't 
Rain Always," "Second 
Wind," and "You're 
Alright." The show was 
directed by Keith Warden 
and choreographed by Ran- 
dall Chism and Keith 

Mike Hunter, a senior 
music education major from 
Tucker, Ga., said, "I was in 
both Sigma Chi's show and 
Phi Mu Alpha's; it made it 
more exciting and challeng- 
ing. I really enjoyed Phi Mu 
Alpha's because there was 
no pressure and it was a real- 
ly fun show to do." □ 

-Hallle Von Hagen 

Kevin Boles, a junior music 
education major from Clin- 
ton, Miss., and Matt Culbertson, 
a sophomore from Columbus, 
Ohio, fight it out during Phi Mu 
Alpha's show. 

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he Men's 
Division was 
full of varie- 
ty. It was 
always ex- 
citing to see 
what the fraternities would 
come up with as themes, 
and the shows certainly had 
their share of excellent 

The winning show in the 
Men's Division was pre- 
sented by Pi Kappa Phi. 
Their show "Lead Me 
Home" was a collection of 
inspirational old gospel 
songs including "Amazing 
Grace," "The Old Rugged 
Cross'" and "Swing Low 
Sweet Chariot." Directed by 
Wayne Morris and chore- 
ographed by Bruce Stallings, 
the show brought the au- 
dience to its feet. 

Freshman David Parnell 
of Knoxville, Tenn., said, "It 
was a snowball type perfor- 
mance that really got the 
crowd stirring by good 
choreography and fabulous 

Second place was taken 

Saluting the judges in the 
balcony, junior managment 
major, Tim Bembry, of Ellenton, 
Fla., shows that he is a "Lamb- 
da of Discipline." 


by Sigma Chi's show "The 
Early Years of Rock 'n' 
Roll." This journey back into 
the "good ol' days" of rock 
music was directed by Jack 
West and choreographed by 
Clay Chaffin and Greg Long. 

"I was disappointed about 
not being able to shag in the 
actual performance like we 
did at dress rehearsal," said 
junior Sally Johnson, "but I 
felt the show really didn't 
need it. It was definitely 
good enough without it." 

Johnson, along with 
Stacia Sinclair and Christy 
Choyce, wore the traditional 
poodle skirt and sat on the 
sidelines to add atmosphere 
to the performance. 

Pi Kappa Alpha, which 
impressed the audience with 
its show "That Girl," sang 
old favorites like "Deep 
River Woman" and "Blue 
Velvet." Directed by Tim 
Wallace and choreographed 
by Paul Hollis, the Pikes pro- 
vided an endearing show. 

"I am so proud of them," 
said sophomore Pam 

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The show dubbed "Most 
Entertaining" by the judges, 
was "The Lambdas of 
Discipline" by the brothers 
of Lambda Chi Alpha. 

Directed by J.T. Harrell 
and choreographed by Keith 
Thomas, the show was a 
tribute to the songs of the 
military. Sophomore Briggs 
Sanders was upset about the 
show not winning a higher 

"I thought our show was 
a lot of fun, and I'm glad it 
was a crowd pleaser, but I 
thought "Most Entertaining" 
was a cheap award," San- 
ders said. "Next year 1 want 
to do a cowboy theme." □ 

Putting emotion in his voice, 
Tim Knight, a junior finance 
major from Birmingham, sings 
in the Pi Kappa Phi show "Lead 
Me Home." 

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Men's Division 

Rockin' through the Fifties, 
religious education major 
Dennis Duke of Albany, Ga., 
does his stuff in Sigma Chi's 
tribute to the "Early Years of 
Rock 'n' Roll". 

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Singing "She's Got a Way 
About Her," Pi Kappa 
Alpha sophomore Tim Wallace, 
a physical education major from 
Gadsden, tells everyone how he 
feels about "That Girl." 

Tommy Fuller, a senior 
religion major from Birm- 
ingham, joins his brothers in the 
Pi Kappa Phi show, "Lead Me 

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lass shows 
teamed up with 
the Ministerial 
Association to 
present four 
shows in the 
mixed division. 

The MA's were the first 
group of the division to per- 
form with "J.E.S.CJ.S." 
Dressed in black tuxedo 
pants and white shirts with 
red suspenders, the group 
began with "There's Some- 
thing About That Name." 

Director and arranger 
Stan Hanby followed that 
song with "Second To 
None" and "1 Am." Chor- 
eographers Melissa Lowery 
and Ginger Campbell added 
special touches such as a 

Freshman Bruce Hill, a pre- 
med major from Home- 
wood, shows the audience that 
the freshman class is "Walkin' 
On Sunshine." The Freshmen 
walked their way to a First 
Place trophy in the Mixed 

wooden cross carried in dur- 
ing the last song, "No Other 
Name But Jesus," to make 
the performance one to 

The freshman class blew 
the audience away with its 
show "Walk This Way." The 
judges awarded them first 
place in the mixed division. 
Directed by Brock Ballard 
and choreographed by Kim 
Knowles, the group sang 
"Walk Like An Egyptian" 
and "You'll Never Walk 

The senior class, directed 
by Scott Guffin, chose 
"Surf's Gp" for its theme, 
and the group helped bring 
back memories of the Beach 
Boys with old favorites such 
as "Barbara Ann." Choreo- 
graphers Mary Jon Calvert 
and Cynthia McKenzie 
worked hard to make the au- 
dience long for spring break 
as the group "did the swim." 
The energy of this group 
won them the Spirit Award. 

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The sophomore class 
rounded out the class com- 
petition with its theme of 
"Down the Yellow Brick 
Road." A romp through the 
fantasy land of Oz featured 
the characters of Dorothy, 
the Tin Man, the Lion and 
the Scarecrow as well as a 
variety of colorful munch- 

The group sang "Some- 
where Over the Rainbow," 
"Merry Old Land of Oz," "If 
1 Only Had a Brain," and the 
favorite "Ease on Down the 
Road," from the contem- 
porary production of "The 

This happy-go-lucky 
show, directed by Scott 
Allred and choreographed 
by Stephanie Holderby and 
Amy Melton, won second 
place in the mixed division 
and made the sophomores 
once again sing "Everybody 
Rejoice." □ 

-Hallle Von Hagen 

Religion major Laura Hicken, 
a sophomore from Ocala, 
Fla., travels "Somewhere Over 
the Rainbow" during the 
sophomore class show "Down 
the Yellow Brick Road." 

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Once again the 
Division of- 
fered stiff 
Each group deserved to 
win, but only two could take 
home trophies. Zeta Tau 
Alpha placed first in the divi- 
sion with its theme of "Le 
Jazz Hot," directed by Julie 
Clark and choreographed by 
Edith Foster and Michelle 
Spencer. From the Birm- 
ingham famous "Tuxedo 
Junction" to "All That 
Jazz," the audience relived 
the Golden Age of Jazz. With 
black lights, the Zeta's add- 
ed a special effect of white 
gloves shining on a dark 
stage that was a real crowd 

The sisters of Phi Mu 
placed second with "The 
Final Curtain," a tribute to 
Judy Garland, directed by 
Resha Riggins and 
choreographed by Linda 
Fortunis, Melisa Goodwin 

Choreographer Maribeth 
Zwayer, puts personality 
into her moves during Chi 
Omega's "A Salute to Walt 
Disney." Zwayer is a 
sophomore from Cape Coral, 

and Terri Tucker. With 
"That's Entertainment," 
"Moon River," "Sewanee," 
"Zing Went The Strings Of 
My Heart," "Be A Clown," 
"Alexander's Ragtime 
Band" and "Hey Look Me 
Over" the sisters saluted 
one of America's most 
beloved celebrities. 

Delta Zeta celebrated the 
music of George Gershwin 
on the 50th anniversary of 
his death with "The 
Fascinating Rhythm of 
George Gershwin." Kara 
Pless directed the show and 
it was choreographed by 
Marsha Pritchett. From 
"Rhapsody In Blue," "Sum- 
mertime," "The Man I 
Love," "Someone To Watch 
Over Me," "Who Cares" and 
"S'Wonderful" to "Em- 
braceable You," the show 
sparkled with reminiscence 
of Gershwin's day. 

"I was really proud of our 
show this year," said presi- 
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was the best we have ever 
performed, and I know next 
year we can go one step 

The audience was taken 
through the magic wonders 
of Disneyland as the sisters 
of Chi Omega saluted Walt 
Disney. Celeste King 
directed the show and it was 
choreographed by Maribeth 
Zwayer. With the colors of 
the rainbow, the audience 
was whisked away to "Wish 
(Jpon A Star" with old favor- 
ites such as "Zip-A-Dee-Do- 
Da," "A Spoonful of Sugar," 
"I've Got No Strings," "Bear 
Necessities," "It's A Small 
World" and "M-l-C-K-E-Y 
M-O-O-S-E," they became 
part of Disney's "Small 
World." D 

-Rachel Ptnson 

Grinning up at the judges 
booth, Alice Myers, a 
sophomore psychology major 
from Tuscaloosa, struts her 
stuff during Zeta Tau Alpha's 
show "Le Jazz Hot" 


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Stretching her arms in 
perfect form, Tracey 
Kornegay, a sophomore nursing 
major from Dothan, looks up 
toward the judges during Alpha 
Delta Pi's performance. 


Bearing the weight of the 
sweepstakes trophy, Kim 
Thomhill, Alpha Delta Pi Step 
Sing director shares the excite- 
ment with her sisters who are 
rushing onto the LSW stage. 
The coveted trophy will bear the 
nameplate of Alpha Delta Pi for 
the third year in a row, the only 
group to ever accomplish this 

Belting out the words, Chris- 
ty Choyce, a junior com- 
munication major from Smyrna, 
Qa., puts all she has into per- 
forming the show she worked 
so hard to perfect. 

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Rain certainly 
did not dampen 
the winning 
spirits of Alpha 
Delta Pi. For 
the third con- 
secutive year, the sorority 
won the coveted Sweep- 
stakes award, a feat never 
before accomplished by any 

Dressed in yellow rain 
slickers and dancing with 
white ruffled umbrellas, A A 
EL introduced its show with 
an A Cappella round of 
"Rain, Rain, Go Away." 

Their "Singing in the 
Rain" theme took the au- 
dience through "Stormy 
Weather," "Singing in the 

Concentrating on her next 
move, Leslie Eanes, a 
junior elementary education 
major from Vestavia, catches 
her breath during a quiet mo- 
ment in the show. 

Rain," "Trickle Trickle," 
"It's Raining Men," "Don't 
Rain on My Parade" and 
"Raindrops Keep Falling on 
my Head." 

Directed by Kim Thornhill 
and choreographed by Don- 
na Collins and Belinda Kir- 
cus, Alpha Delta Pi certainly 
broke some sun through the 
clouds with its award- 
winning theme. 

Although the sisters went 
through some production 
problems they managed to 
produce an original show. 
Their umbrellas, one of the 
best aspects of the show, 
caused the group many 
headaches. The original item 
was yellow, but with so 
many hours of practice, they 
wore out easily and had to be 
replaced with the white ones 
for the weekend perfor- 

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the only nights of the entire 
three weeks that they did 
not have trouble opening 
and closing the umbrellas, or 
have them flip inside out. 

"We tried to keep a 
positive attitude and try 
hard," said Scotty Mitchell, 
a sophomore architectual 
design major from Valdosta, 
Ga. "We thought our show 
was original, we had faith in 
it and tried to show our ex- 
citement." Their Step Sing 
committee members includ- 
ed Christy Choyce, Beverly 
Jones, Tracy Kile and Sonya 

The show was definitely 
filled with excitement, as the 
yellow costumes overflowed 
onto the stage when the win- 
ners were announced. □ 

- Hallie Von Hagen 

Blending her voice with 
those of her sisters, Karen 
Fairchild, a freshman business 
major from Marietta, Ga., adds 
her own special sparkle to 
Alpha Delta Pi's award-winning 

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Getting acquainted in the 
student lounge, Larry Yar- 
borough and Steve Schnader, a 
freshman business major from 
Birmingham, relax during some 
rare free time. 

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Relaxing on a bench in the 
quad, Mr. and Miss Sam- 
ford, Larry Yarborough, a senior 
from Nashville, Term., and 
Stacia Sinclair, a senior from 
Birmingham, exemplify the 
qualities of a student well- 
respected by their peers. 

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Looking into the eyes of her 
date, Nichole Vanoy, a 
junior theatre major from Birm- 
ingham, dances with theatre 
major Paul Johnson. The dance 
was held at the Carroway House 
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Risking her life on the 
shoulders of Larry Yar- 
borough, Stacia Sinclair tries to 
maintain her balance. The 
students were voted Mr. and 
Miss Samford by their peers, 
and the honor was announced 
at the semi-formal held the last 
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Students experienc- 
ed a different kind 
of competition 
this year as the 
traditional day of 
games and events was stret- 
ched to include a week of 
fun and competition. The 
name was also changed 
from S-Day to Spring Fling. 

The Student Government 
Association sponsored the 
week of events March 17- 
21, just after students had 
returned from a week of 
spring break. 

Highlights included tacky 
tourist night in the cafe, an 
A Cappella choir concert, an 
indoor pool party, a school- 
sponsored movie, a semi- 
formal dance, dinner on the 
dirt and the traditional swim- 
ming competition and 
track-and-field events. 

Four trophies were award- 
ed Saturday after all the 
points of the week had been 
tallied and the track-and- 
field events were finished. 
The trophies were awarded 
for first place in the 
women's division, first place 
in the men's division and 
first place in the mixed divi- 
sion. An overall first place 

winner was also named. 

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority 
finished first in the women's 
division with 30 points ac- 
cumulated from the swim- 
ming events and the track- 
and-field events. The sisters 
of Chi Omega placed second 
with 27 points. 

The brothers of Sigma Chi 
and Pi Kappa Phi tied for 
first place in the men's divi- 
sion, with the brothers of 
Sigma Nu finishing third. 

The Freshman Class and 
Ministerial Association also 
tied for first place in the 
mixed competition. 

The overall winner was 
determined by points ac- 
cumulated throughout the 
week. Points were awarded 
based on the group's par- 
ticipation in all the Spring 
Fling activities. Zeta Tau 
Alpha received the overall 
winner trophy. They had the 
most people in attendance 
at the pool party on Wednes- 
day night. 

Al Bevill, a senior from 
Gardendale, served as chair- 
man of Spring Fling. He said 
the purpose of Spring Fling 
was, "to provide an oppor- 
tunity for students 

to involve themselves in 
campus activities.'' 

Gigi Burns, a sophomore 
from Montgomery, served 
as co-chairman of the 
week's events. She said, 
"We've worked hard to get 
all the students involved in 
the activities." 

Cade Peeper, a freshman 
Spring Fling committee 
member said, "We have 
diligently worked on ac- 
tivities that can involve ail 
members of the student 
body. With their participa- 
tion, Samford will be able to 
have better student ac- 
tivities in the future." 

The week of activities 
began on Tuesday night with 
a tacky tourist night in the 
cafe. Hot dogs, cotton can- 
dy, pretzels and snow cones 
were served. Later in the 
evening the judging of the 
tackiest tourist took place. A 
cash prize of 50 dollars was 
awarded to the lucky winner. 
Many students participated, 
and the cafe was filled with 
the tackiest of sightseers 
bedecked in St. Patrick's 
Day green. Freshman Greg 
Shaddix from Talladega was 
awarded the extreme honor 

of being the tackiest person 
in attendance. Many hoped 
he would use the 50 dollar 
prize to update his wardrobe! 

In addition, the A Cappella 
Choir, led by Dr. L. Gene 
Black, dean of the music 
school, performed Tuesday 
night in Leslie S. Wright 
Concert Hall. Groups were 
also given points for atten- 
ding the concert, and these 
points went toward the 
overall score. 

Mike Manning, a 
sophomore A Cappella Choir 
member from Corner, said, 
"I felt like we did a good job. 
It's tradition that the alumni 
from the choir sing with us 
on Beautiful Savior, our 
closing number. The stage 
was full of singers and it was 
really emotional." 

The indoor pool party was 
a huge success, according to 
Bevill. "We had about 150 to 
200 people there Wednes- 
day night." 

Thursday night, the Stu- 
dent Government Associa- 
tion sponsored movies, in- 
cluding Ferris Bueller's Day 
Off and Nightmare on Elm 
Street, Part Three. For the 
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Sitting with a group of 
freshman in the student 
lounge, Stacia Sinclair and 
Larry Yarborough take a break 
from their hectic lifestyles to in- 
itiate some new friendships 
with Martha Gordon, Laura Ed- 
wards and Steve Schnader. 

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event, the Spring Fling 
Committee rented one of the 
theatre's at Cobb Theatre 
Green Springs. Students 
also received discount 
tickets. Groups were given 
points for attending these 
events, which contributed to 
the overall winning score. 

Friday afternoon the 
seniors and faculty played a 
Softball game on the quad. 
Many students were surpris- 
ed to see their professors 
show up for class in shorts 
and T-shirts. 

The seniors managed to 
hold their own and they 
defeated the faculty team, 
which was coached by 
speech teacher and debate 
coach Skip Coulter. The 
game preceded the swim- 
ming events, which were 
held in the indoor pool. 

The swimming events 
took place Friday afternoon. 
Dana Phillips, a freshman 
from Middletown, Ohio, 
said, "I thought the swim- 
ming events were fun. It was 

well-organized considering it 
wasn't a professional meet." 

Amy Samuels, a sopho- 
more from Enterprise, said, 
"I think Spring Fling was a 
great way for greeks and in- 
dependents to get together. 
When you look in the 
balcony of the pool and see 
greeks and independents sit- 
ting together and laughing 
together, it's a good thing." 

The semi-formal dance 
was held Friday night at the 
Carraway Convention Cen- 
ter. According to Bevill, ap- 
proximately 190 people at- 
tended the dance. 

Debbie Flaker, a junior 
from Brentwood, Tenn., 
said, "I liked the video-disc 
jockey. He played a real 
good selection of music. The 
Carraway House was an ex- 
cellent place to have the 

At the dance, Sherri Han- 
nah, vice-president of the 
senate announced the new 
Mr. and Miss Samford. 
Students voted on Larry Yar- 
borough, a senior from 
Franklin, Tenn., as Mr. Sam- 
ford and Stacia Sinclair, a 
senior from Birmingham, as 
Miss Samford. The two were 
cont. on pg. 52 

David Rigg 

Maintaining a steady lead, 
Doug Moore, a senior 
marketing major from Raliegh, 
N.C., paces himself during the 
mile run. Moore won the race 
and racked up more points for 
Sigma Chi. 



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Spring Fling 

Hugging her Chi Omega 
sister after an exhausting 
race, Mindy Davis, a freshman 
from Brentwood, Tenn., gives 
her support to Christy Vanture, 
a sophomore occupational 
therapy major from 

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Swinging for the seniors in 
the senior/falculty softbalt 
game, Craig Thomas, a 
sophomore religion major from 
Fayetteville, Ga., makes con- 
tact with the ball as teammates 
Scott Barton and Chris Sullivan 

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Ann McGee, a sophomore 
pre-pharmacy major from 
Birmingham, concentrates on 
keeping her lead for Alpha 
Delta Pi as junior Carrie Lee 
Burton, a nursing major from 
Lanett, stays close behind. 

Spilling off the tilting mat- 
tress, Scott Barton, a junior 
religion major from Pine Hill, 
hangs on to his teammates dur- 
ing the last leg of the mattress 
race. The team was racing for 
the Ministerial Association. 

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David Rigg 

cont. from pg. 50 
selected by their peers as 
the students who most 
represented the ideals of the 
University. It was a "best 
all-around" type of honor. 
Spring Fling was chosen as 
the most appropriate place 
to announce their honor, 
even though they represent 
the University throughout 
the year. 

The track and field events 
were held Saturday morning 
which was a change from 
previous years. The events 
included various individual 
and relay races, a Softball 
throw, a running broad 
jump and a mattress race. 
The announcement of the 
winners on Saturday after- 
noon culminated the events 
of Spring Fling week. 

Rick Traylor, associate 
dean of students and direc- 
tor of student activities, 
said, "I think we've had an 
extremely hard-working 
committee. We've had a lot 
of people involved. It's a 
good start and something to 
build on." 

Burns said, "I think it's 
been an exciting week. 
We've learned a lot and 
hopefully united the student 


Houston Byrd, a 
sophomore from Spring Hill, 
Fla., said, "Spring Fling is a 
good way to improve 
organizational relations. It 
was well planned and it had 
a good turn out." 

Anne Wilson, a freshman 
from Cape Girardeau, Mo., 
said "I think Spring Fling 
has been a great opportunity 
for the different organiza- 
tions to interact in a com- 
petitive and school-spirited 

Cade Peeper said, "I hope 
this year's Spring Fling has 
ignited the students to 
become more active in 
student activities in the 
future." D 

•Amy Lawrence 

Stretching to make that extra 
inch, Jack Williams leaps 
through the air in the broad 
jump. The events were held on 
the football field Saturday 

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Spring Fling 

Clutching tightly to a mat- 
tress, Sam Fitch, a 
freshman finance major from 
Nashville, Tenn., holds on as he 
is carried by brothers Brian 
Lewis, Brent Nichols, John 
Phillips and Chuck McCall. 

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Concentrating on his aim, 
Vic Simmons, a senior 
computer science major from 
Lanett, pitches for the seniors. 
The senior/faculty Softball 
game was held Friday 

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Overseeing the track and 
field events, Al Bevill, a 
senior finance major from 
Gardendale, answers Brian 
Johnson and Tony 
Mousakhani's questions. Bevill 
served as Spring Fling 

Gathering energy to run, Jay 
Straughn, a freshman 
general business major from 
Marietta, Ga., gets into position. 
The baton race was a highlight 
of the men's competition. 

David Rigg 

Getting a tan the tacky 
tourist way, Stephanie 
Holderby, a sophomore 
physical education major from 
Germantown, Tenn., relaxes 
during dinner. The tacky tourist 
competition was held in the 
cafe on St. Patrick's Day. 

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7 53 


Singing the university's alma 
mater, Cheri Mangum and 
Craig and Barbie Webb join in 
the program of Friday night's 
Candlelight Dinner. 

After the Conferring of 
Degrees by President 
Corts, graduates Susan Hunt, 
Laurie Geiger and Colleen 
Gaynor shift their tassels to the 
left and contemplate on the 

Music majors Sharon Pate 
and Sarah Standerfer 
adorn their caps and gowns 
during the A Cappella Choir's 
performance at Baccalaureate. 
Pate is from Ozark and 
Standerfer is from Nashville, 

Stacia Sinclair, president of 
the 1987 graduating class, 
addresses students and 
parents at Candlelight Dinner. 
She is an education major from 







he four-year (or 
five for some) wait 
seemed like an 
eternity until the 
time came to walk across 
the stage. Now the college 
career was an experience 
that would provide a lifetime 
of memories. 

All the times of staying 
out past 1 a.m. and forget- 
ting an I.D. to get back on 
campus, stealing cafe trays 
to slide down the hills in the 
snow, dorm raids in the mid- 
dle of final exams and any 
excuse to waste time, 
besides studying were all 
part of the college 

There was much more to 
do besides studying. There 
were fraternities and 
sororities, Bible study 
groups, intramurals and 
many other clubs and ser- 
vice organizations to join. All 
these played an important 
part in the whole college life, 
but so did sleeping through 
all those 8 a.m. classes, 
cramming three months of 
studying into three hours, 
studying at Steak-N-Egg all 
night and stopping at each 
room on the hall for a daily 

chat to see who's dating 

Held May 15-17, Gradua- 
tion was the culmination of 
four Step Sings, four S- 
Days, four Fall Carnivals, 
three summer vacations, 
three football seasons, three 
days off for snow and one 
senior check. 

The college experience 
was one that gave students 
an opportunity to grow and 
discover one's self, to test 
beliefs and values, to in- 
crease in knowledge and 
wisdom, to learn about dif- 
ferent personalities, to gain 
lifetime friends in faculty 
and students and to find a 
purpose for the future. 

The purposes that the 
graduates found for their 
lives were many and varied. 
Some went on to seminary, 
others to law schools, still 
others went to medical 
schools, and many more 
joined the ranks of everyday 
American workers. Each 
knew that their experience 
at Samford had streng- 
thened them to undertake 
any task that was before 

University programs and 

staff offered guidance in all 
aspects of the maturation 
process; spiritually, aca- 
demically and socially. 

It taught the respon- 
sibilities of commitment and 
hard work to be the best. 

This hard work paid off 
for three students who 
graduated with honors, 
Grace Jaye, Kevin Kranzlein 
and Todd Crider. 

Friday's Baccalaureate 
service was highlighted with 
music from the A Cappella 
Choir and a sermon from 
Claude Otis Brooks, pastor 
of Vestavia Hills Baptist 

The Alumni Association 
hosted Friday's Candlelight 
Dinner in the cafeteria. 
Speakers featured President 
Thomas Corts, Jeffrey 
Hoover, president of 
Cumberland School of Law's 
graduating class and Stacia 
Sinclair, president of the 
senior undergraduate class. 

Sinclair left the soon-to- 
be graduates with a few 
words of wisdom about faith 
from a poem. She said that 
their lives will go through 
good times and rough times. 

When they got to the end of 
the road and there was 
nothing but darkness ahead, 
that's when the test of faith 
would be put into practice. 
God would either provide a 
road to walk further down or 
give wings to fly. 

Saturday's undergraduate 
ceremonies began at 10:30 
in the morning with a pro- 
cession of faculty and 
graduates from Reid Chapel 
to Leslie S. Wright concert 

Lucinda L. Maine, assis- 
tant professor of pharmacy, 
gave the invocation, while L. 
Gene Black, dean of the 
school of music, led the au- 
dience in the hymn "God of 
Grace and God of Glory." 

The address was given by 
E. Bruce Heilman, 
Chancellor of the University 
of Richmond. Heilman urged 
the graduates to go forth 
boldly and confidently in 
anything they undertook. 

After the presentation of 
candidates, Sinclair gave a 
farewell speech and several 
awards and honorary 
degrees were given out. 
cont. on pg. 56 

Chancellor at the University 
of Richmond, E. Bruce 
Heilman addresses the 
graduating class of 1987 at 
Saturday's commencement. 

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cont. from pg. 55 

Among those receiving 
awards were Kevin Kranzlein 
and Stephen Peeples, reci- 
pients of the President's 
Cup; Stacia Sinclair, reci- 
pient of the Velma Wright 
Irons award; Kranzlein, also 
recipient of the John R. Mott 
award; and Peeples, also 
receiving the James M. 
Sizemore award. 

An honorary doctor of 
humane letters was bestow- 
ed upon Samford graduate 
and trustee, Andrew Gerow 
Hodges, and an honorary 
doctor of divinity degree was 
bestowed upon Claude Otis 
Brooks, pastor of Vestavia 
Hills Baptist Church. 

After the ceremonies, a 
reception was held in the 
yard between Leslie S. 
Wright Concert Hall and the 
Frank P. Samford Ad- 
ministration building. It pro- 
vided a time for friends, 
family and faculty to gather 
for congratulations and meet 
friends and professors. 

Associate degrees were 
awarded Friday afternoon in 
Reid Chapel to those who 
had gone through the first 

two years of the nursing pro- 
gram and other two year 

The invocation was given 
by Emmett Johnson, presi- 
dent of Baptist Medical 
Centers. James R. Chasteen, 
president of Athens State 
College and John C. Calhoun 
Community College, ad- 
dressed the students. 

Cumberland School of 
Law students received 
diplomas on Sunday after- 
noon during a special 
ceremony held in their 
honor in Leslie S. Wright 
Concert Hall. Their invoca- 
tion was given by Kenneth 
Reed, pulpit minister at 
A&M Church of Christ in 
College Station, Texas. John 
J. Duncan, U.S. con- 
gressman from Tennessee, 
addressed the graduates 
about to receive their juris 
doctor degrees. 

Amid all the pomp and 
circumstance of Graduation 
and Baccalaureate there 
were some graduates who, 
for a variety of reasons, put 
their own personal touch on 
the ceremonies. 
cont. on pg. 59 

After the Conferring of 
Degrees, Associate 
Degree candidates listen to 
Vice President of Academic Af- 
fairs, Dr. Ruric Wheeler give his 
last comments before the 



raduating senior Mitzi Hip- 
sher provides musical 
entertainment at Candlelight 
Dinner. She is a music major 
from Corryton, Tenn. 

andidate for Associate 
Degrees bow their heads 
for the invocation during Fri- 
day's commencement. The in- 
vocation was given by Emmett 
Johnson, president of Baptist 
Medical Centers. 

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Nicole Vanoy walks across 
the stage of Leslie S. 
Wright Concert Hall after receiv- 
ing her diploma for a bachelor 
of arts degree. She is a theatre 
major from Lafayette, La. 

Susan Burrow, a merchan- 
dising major from Cullman 
and Angela Burdell, a religion 
major from Opelika, listen to 
final remarks from President 
Corts during Saturday morn- 
ing's commemcement. 

A Cumberland School of Law 
graduate receives her juris 
doctor degree from President 
Corts. The law school com- 
mencement was held Sunday 
afternoon of graduation 



As a courtesy requirement, 
male law school graduates 
removed their mortarboards for 
the invocation and the national 
anthem. The invocation was 
given by Kenneth Reed, pulpit 
minister at the A&M Church of 
Christ in College Station, Texas. 





cont. from pg. 56 

Several students ignored 
the times set by the ad- 
ministration to be at Reid 
Chapel before Baccalaureate 
and had to jump in line just 
as the graduates were about 
to enter the doorways of 
Leslie S. Wright Concert 

Some of the same 
students did the same thing 
the morning of Graduation 
and thus messed up the en- 
tire alphabetical order of the 
ceremony. Kathy Jackson 
took the situation in hand 
and found their name cards 
and secured their place in 

Some students decided to 
add their own touches to the 
program as they walked 
across the stage to accept 
their diploma. 

Todd Crider, the first per- 
son to accept his diploma, 
ignored the request that 
male graduates wear slacks 
and black shoes He walked 

Graduates of Cumberland 
School of Law take part in 
the commencement exercises 
after receiving their juris doctor 
degrees on Sunday afternoon. 

across the stage wearing 
faded blue jeans and worn 
out white leather tennis 
shoes. A few minutes later, 
Guy Boozer made the same 
comment by wearing the 
same outfit. When asked 
how he felt about wearing 
the jeans and tennis shoes 
across the stage, Boozer 
replied, "It was great!" 

The last person to make a 
statement was Leslie Gann. 
After accepting her diploma 
Gann bent down to the 
crowd to show the top of her 
mortarboard, where she had 
taped letters that spelled the 
message "Happy 50th Dad- 
dy." The crowd applauded 
with approval. 

These bits of non- 
conformity showed that 
University graduates each 
possessed different per- 
sonalities even though they 
spent four years at the same 
school. □ 

-Cindy Padgett and Clayton Wallace 

Rebecca Allen Bradford of 
Huntsville, Guy Boozer of 
Tuscumbia and Molly Bennett of 
Arab sing "God of Grace and 
God of Glory" during Saturday's 
exercises. All of the music dur- 
ing graduation weekend was 
directed by L. Gene Black, dean 
of the school of music. 



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David Rigg 

On The Line 

Squaring off against 
the Anderson Ravens, 
the Bulldog football team 
gets ready for the play. 
The Homecoming game 
was one of the most ex- 
citing of the season, as 
crowds filled the stands 
to cheer the players to 

Batter Up 

Pulling back for the hit, 
David Vaughn, a junior 
physical education major 
from Midfield, prepares 
to put all his strength into 
the swing. 


Athletics Division 

David Rigg 

Reach For The Sky 

Stretching to block the 
hit, two members of the 
women's volleyball team 
try to stop the ball from 
going over their heads. 








In a 
full of 
ments, keeping a 
good attitude be- 
came a major job in 
the athletic 

The athletic pro- 
gram lost Head Foot- 
ball Coach Kim 
Alsop and Head 
Basketball Coach 
Mel Hankinson. 
These losses were 
sandwiched between 
the resignations of 
Tennis Coach Les 
Longshore and 
Baseball Coach J. T. 
Haywood, all in a 
flurry of controver- 

sy. In the wake of fir- 
ings and resignations 
Paul Dietzel decided 
to leave the CJniver- 
sity's troubled 
athletic program 

Although the 
department had to 
deal with many 
upheavals, the 
teams were still sup- 
ported by the stu- 
dent body. The 
cheerleading squad 
continued to excel, 
and the stands were 
filled during home 
football games. 

Players, coaches 
and students knew 
that, winning or los- 
ing, it was all in the 







Track and Field 






Athletic* Division 



Dejectedly watching 
their team lose to 
the Rhodes College team 
in Memphis, Kim Monroe, 
Richie Irvin and Brenda 
Pritchett let their disap- 
pointment show. 

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Sitting atop the 
shoulders of 
freshman Bobby Coats 
from Marietta, Ga., 
Melisa Goodwin, a 
sophomore biology major 
from Sterrett, tries to 
keep her balance during 
a cheer at a basketball 

Putting emotion into 
their cheers, senior 
public administration ma- 
jor Linda Fortunis from 
Birmingham, and Richie 
Irvin, a freshman com- 
puter science major from 
Valley, pump up the 
crowd at the Homecom- 
ing game. 


Mike Manning 




Cheering for 
the Bulldogs 
was not the 
only activity that 
Gniversity cheer- 
leaders engaged in dur- 
ing the year. The ac- 
tivities included 
various thing besides 
performing at pep 
rallies, football and 
basketball games. 
Words like "fund rais- 
ing,'' ''camp,'' 
"awards" and "promo- 
tion" became as com- 
mon to the cheer- 
leaders as to any other 
group on campus. 

For example, the 
summer schedule in- 
cluded a trip to 
cheerleading camp. 
The cheerleaders at- 
tended the Memphis 
State Gniversity 
Cheerleading Camp, 
held in Memphis, 
Tenn., where they 
learned and perfected 
dances, stunts, and 
new routines. The 
camp experience gave 
the squad a chance to 
see other groups and 
their ideas and pro- 

vided them with the 
opportunity to share 
their programs. They 
attended seminars 
where they learned 
new dances and 
routines as well as 
stunts and chants. 

The summer 
schedule also included 
another series of 
camps. This time, 
however, the cheer- 
leaders switched roles 
and became the 
teachers. Over the 
course of the summer, 
they conducted two 
week-long camps and 
two weekend camps. 
For the most part, the 
cheerleaders taught on 
the middle school 
level. Their program 
included dances, 
chants, cheers, and 
basic spotting 

The camps, pro- 
vided by the cheer- 
leaders, served as a 
fundraiser for their 
November venture to 
Orlando, Fla. 

The football team 
played its last game of 

the year against the 
Gniversity of Central 
Florida at Orlando. 
The cheerleaders 
raised approximately 
$6,000 for the 
weekend trip. In addi- 
tion, they assisted in 
sponsoring a student 
bus to make the trip. 
The weekend included 
a trip to Disney World, 
some time to lay in the 
sun, the football game 
and a long ride home. 

The members of the 
cheerleading squad in- 
cluded: Linda Fortunis, 
Melisa Goodwin, 
Kristin Hickman, Anne 
McGee, Kim Monroe, 
Brenda Pritchett, Terri 
Tucker, James Bodie, 
Mike Carver, Clay 
Chaffin, Bobby Coats, 
Steven Doster, Richie 
Irvin, Todd Kim- 
brough, and Wayne 
Morris as the 
microphone man. Can- 
di Gann served as the 
sponsor for the group. 

A group that did not 
get quite as much 
recognition as the var- 
sity squad were the 

Junior Varsity cheer- 
leaders. They were in 
attendance for all the 
sports. The group was 
made up of freshmen 
girls who tried out in 
the fall, and supported 
the teams throughout 
the season. The group 
was a new addition to 
the cheering staff. 

"J.V. has brought 
more people into 
cheering.'' said 
f reshma n squad 
member Stephanie 
McDonald, "It is a new 
group that gives more 
support to all sports." 

Another vital part of 
this group was "Sam- 
my" the mascot. This 
role was handled 
superbly by Burt Lind- 
bergh. As a part of this 
group, Lindbergh was 
responsible for sup- 
porting the cheer- 
leaders and enter- 
taining the crowd. 
Sammy's antics were 
enjoyed at football and 
basketball games and 
anywhere else the 
cheerleaders were 

cont- on pg. 65 

Fixing the ban- 
ner to the goal 
post, Bulldog 
prepare for the 
team to run 
through the barrier 
during the first 
game of the 

"J.V. has 
more peo- 
ple into 
ing. It is a 
new group 
that gives 
more sup- 
port to all 
sports. ' * 


David Riqq 

Wayne Morris, a 
senior public ad- 
ministration major from 
Huntsville, lets his voice 
echo through the 
megaphone as Terri 
Tucker, a sophomore 
merchandising major 
from Pell City, moves to 
the chants. 

Mike Manning 

The cheerleaders are 
joined by three 
friends as they make a 
pyramid in front of 
Cinderella's Castle at 
Disney World. The group 
visited the theme park 
the week before 
Thanksgiving as part of 
their trip to Orlando with 
the football team. 

Getting the bulldog 
fans excited during 
a football pep rally in the 
gym, James Bodie, a 
freshman public ad- 
ministration major from 
Huntsville, yells his sup- 
port of the team. 

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David Rigg 


cont from pg 63 


Sammy brought 
honors to the Univer- 
sity for his competi- 
tion against 52 other 
mascots during the 
summer cheerleader 
camp. Out of five 
competitions he was 
awarded five superior 
blue ribbons, a spirit 
stick for school spirit 
and a trophy for plac- 
ing as one of the top 
five mascots in com- 
petition. Sammy was 
competing against 
such well-known 
mascots as Auburn's 
tiger, Alabama's Big Al 
and Florida's Gator. 

An additional public 
appearance for the 
squad was a promo- 
tional effort for Royal 
Oldsmobile at its 
showcase in the 
Galleria. They handed 
out promotional 

Tossing junior Kim 
Monroe, a nursing 
major from Birmingham, 
high into the air, Mike 
Carver attempts to com- 
plete a stunt during the 
Homecoming game. 

materials and per- 
formed shows on 
behalf of the company. 

One new twist that 
faced the group was a 
rule requiring them to 
keep their feet on the 
ground. Because of 
past injuries, this was 
proposed in order to 
prevent future ac- 
cidents. "The things 
that happen are just 
freak accidents," said 
Brenda Pritchett, a 
sophomore from Gulf 
Breeze, Fla., "injuries 
will still happen, even 
with spotters. Hopeful- 
ly, we will still be doing 
some stunts, but not 
as much." The new 
rule meant no gym- 
nastics, pyramids, or 
dangerous stunts. 

Despite rule 
changes and multiple 
roles, the cheerleaders 
still managed to im- 
prove their skills and 
their spirit. Their 
energy and en- 
thusiasm could always 
be seen. They were 
representative of the 
student spirit and they 
served their duty well. 

-Rachel Pinson 

Projecting his 
voice to a 
crowded gym of 
fans, Mike Carver, 
a senior from War- 
rior, joins other 
cheerleaders in 
supporting the 

will still 
even with 
we will still 
be doing 

stunts, but 
not as 
- Brenda 




David Rigg 

Defensive tackle 
Harper Whitman, a 
junior physical education 
major from Helena, 
grimaces in pain after a 
knee injury against 
Rhodes College. 

Physical education 
major John 
Caradine, a junior wide 
receiver from Quinton, 
comes up inches short in 
the Homecoming game 
against Anderson. 

Quarterback Scotty 
King scrambles out 
of the pocket on his way 
to the first touchdown of 
the '86 season. The 
touchdown helped the 
Bulldogs to a 35-15 win 
over Sewanee. 

David Rigg 

4 'The ex- 
perience we 
gained will 
enable us to 
win the 
close games 
next year." 
Alan Lasseter 


Bulldog fans were 
taken along on a 
non-stop roller 
coaster ride this 
season with the foot- 
ball team. Fans were 
treated to opening day 
and Homecoming vic- 
tories as well as 
devastating losses to 
Dayton and Central 
Florida. Since its in- 
ception, the program 
faced several changes. 
Junior Alan Lasseter 
said, "This year we 
lost a few real close 
games, but the ex- 
perience we gained will 
enable us to win the 
close games next 

The Sewanee Tigers 
came into Seibert 
stadium to give the 
Bulldogs their first 
contest of the season, 
as well as their first 
win. Before the game 
was over, the Bulldog 
offense had collected 
35 points and the 

defense had only 
allowed 15. 

The second game of 
the season was the 
team's first road game 
and their first loss; 
24-15. In spite of the 
score, the game was 
not without key per- 
formances by Bulldog 
players. Defensive 
back Alan Lasseter got 
an interception to end 
a Hampden-Sydney 
drive in the first half. 
Likewise, punter Tim 
Hamrick had an 
outstanding game, 
posting a 50-yard 
average on that day. 
His longest for the 
afternoon went 67 
yards to the 
two-yard line. 

The team then faced 
the unfortunate task of 
playing Division III 
power Dayton at their 
home field. Dayton 
had a 42-6 vic- 

tory over the young 
Bulldog team. After 
losing to Dayton, the 
Bulldogs returned 
home to play Wingate 
College. The Bulldogs 
suffered a 35-21 loss. 

The next game, a 
Homecoming match- 
up against Anderson 
College, marked the 
season's high-water 
mark for the team. Not 
only did the defense 
collect a record-setting 
eight interceptions, 
but the Bulldogs 
brought a three-game 
losing streak to a halt. 

In addition to the 
defensive perfor- 
mance, the offense 
racked up 419 total 
yards which included 
250 yards rushing. The 
offense paid a horrible 
price for the 34-7 win, 
though, as Jeff Price 
and John Harper left 
the field on crutches. 

Next, the Bulldogs 
faced Rhodes College 

in Memphis with a 
chance to even their 
record at 3-3. The 24- 
14 loss was a hard pill 
to swallow considering 
four missed field 

"It was frustrating 
that we got so close so 
many times but ended 
up short," said Scotty 
King, "but I feel like 
we all grew up a lot 
which will definitely 
help in the next 

The Bulldogs 
bounced back from 
the Rhodes loss with a 
dramatic 17-14 win 
over Milsaps College. 
The win was very 
sweet as Milsaps had 
the top defense in the 
nation against the run. 

The defense 
dominated the second 
half and the Bulldogs 
found themselves in a 
14-14 tie. Bulldog 
place-kicker Jimmy 

cont. on pg. 68 

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David Rigg 

44 I* 

It was 
that we got 
so close so 
many times 
but ended 
up short." 
Scotty King 

The defensive line 
proves to be a 
formidable opponent in 
the opening game 
against the University of 
the South. The Bulldogs 
defeated Sewanee 35-15. 

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John Harper, a junior 
running back from 
Charleston, SC, threads 
his way through an 
opening in the Sewanee 


cont. from pg66. 

DeCarlo came on to 
kick the winning field 
goal. The victory 
boosted the record to 

With two games re- 
maining, the Bulldogs 
still had a chance to 
post a winning season. 
Their remaining 
match-ups were 
against Emory and 
Henry and Central 

At Emory and 
Henry, the Bulldogs 
faced the Old Domi- 
nion Conference 
Champion and the 
number one running 
back in the nation. The 
Bulldogs suffered a 
49-6 loss. 

Saddled with a 3-5 
record, the Bulldogs 
traveled to Orlando, 
Florida. This included 
a trip to Disney World 
for the team. As time 
ran out on the 

Bulldogs, the Central 
Florida team had 
posted a 66-7 victory. 
"Besides the three 
wins of the year, the 
high spot of the year 
was when we got on 
the bus to leave Cen- 
tral Florida." said team 
member Colin Hutto. 

The season ended 
with the Bulldogs 
posting a 3-6 record 
and the third losing 
season in a row. 
"Every year we im- 
prove and the guys 
start becoming closer 
as a team," said Lind- 
say McCloud.'TSext 
season the prospects 
really look good and 
people will start to 
recognize SCI football." 

The Bulldogs would 
look forward to a new 
season as well as a 
new coach in Terry 

cont. on pg. 71 

Running from a possi- 
ble tackle, a Bulldog 
player concentrates on 
his final destination as he 
moves the ball down the 


... NU 

David Rigg 


John Caradine breaks 
on the last tackle 
before entering the end 
zone to cap-off a seventy 
yard punt return against 
Rhodes. The Bulldogs 
lost the game 24-14. 

With the offense on 
the field, defen- 
sive tackle No. 74, Colin 
Hutto, a junior physical 
education major from Bir- 
mingham, and No. 71 
Harper Whitman, a junior 
physical education major 
from Helena, take a well- 
deserved breather. 

David Rigg 

Gerald Neaves, a 
junior wide receiver 
from Birmingham, pulls 
down a crucial third and 
long pass to keep the 
Bulldog drive alive. 



With quarterback 
Scotty King 
holding, Dow Coggin, a 
freshman business 
management major from 
Vestavia, kicks the extra 
point to put the dogs over 
the top against 

John Harper clutches 
the ball to his chest 
as he rounds the end on 
his way to a first down 
during the first offensive 
drive of the season. 

Junior kicker Jimmy 
DeCarlo, a graphic 
design major from 
Valdosta, Ga., makes 
contact with the ball dur- 
ing the game against 
Emory and Henry. 

Steve Miles, a 
freshman wide 
receiver from Docina, 
takes an Anderson 
defender along on his 
way to a first down. The 
Bulldogs won the 
Homecoming game 34-7. 

David Rigg 

cont from pg 68 

Bowden. Dr. Corts did 
not renew Coach Kim 
Alsop's contract after 
his three-year record 
of 6-23. The week 
before Christmas 
Corts called Alsop to 
his office to inform 
him his services were 
no longer needed. 
Alsop went on to be 
hired as strength 
coach at South 
Western Louisiana. 
Bowden,* the son of 
former Bulldog coach 
Bobby Bowden, was 
expected to be the key 
to a much improved 
program for the future. 
However, before 
Bowden had a chance 
to settle into his post, 

The combination of 
Scotty King and John 
Harper shows the 
Homecoming crowd how 
deadly the Bulldog of- 
fense can be as they 
dominate against the 
Anderson team. 

charges of recruiting 
violations surfaced 
against the new coach. 
Corky Griffith, coach 
at Salem College (West 
Virginia), accused 
Bowden of luring four 
Salem players to the 
Bulldogs. Salem filed a 
protest with the Na- 
tional Collegiate 
Athletic Association, 
but results from any 
investigation were not 

Although Bowden 
may have faced a 
shaky start as head 
coach, he did not have 
to deal with the 
challenge Alsop faced. 
Bowden would not 
have to start a team 
from scratch nor 
would his team play a 
schedule with the dif- 
ficulty the first three 
teams competed 
against. He did how- 
ever, face the chal- 
lenge of putting a 
four-year-old program 
on the winning track. 

I I -Lee Coggin 

4 'Besides 
the three 
wins of the 
year, the 
high spot 
was when 
we got on 
the bus to 
Colin Hutto 


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Bruce Stallings goes 
airborne in an un- 
successful attempt to 
block a Sewanee punt. 

Jeff Price, senior run- 
ning back from Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn., is shaken 
up after attempting to 
pierce a strong Rhodes 

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University of the South 

35 15 

Hampden Sydney 

15 24 

Dayton University 

6 42 

Wingate College 

21 35 

Anderson College 

34 7 

Rhodes College 

14 24 

Millsaps College 

17 14 


6 49 

Central Florida 


Flying high in order to 
block a pass, this 
Bulldog team member 
does not stretch quite 
high enough as the ball 
soars over his head. 

Tommy Ron- 
ling, a junior 
running back from 
Trussville, concen- 
trates on his job 
before rejoining 
the Bulldog of- 
fense on the field. 

44 Next 
season the 
really look 
good, and 
people will 
start to 
SU foot- 


44 We had 

high hopes 

and nothing 

to lose. At 

times we 

played well 

but not well 

enough to 

gain some 




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To say the 
Bulldog Basket- 
ball team faced 
a rebuilding year this 
season would be an 
understatement. When 
Head Coach Mel 
Hankinson dusted off 
the basketballs to 
begin practice, gradua- 
tion had left him a very 
young team. 

"Obviously, we'll 
have a lot of scoring 
and rebounding to 
replace," Hankinson 
said, "but the thing we 
will miss most is 

Rembert Martin, a 
6'3" transfer from 
Mississippi State 
University, was ex- 
pected to be the 
answer to the leader- 
ship question. Unfor- 
tunately, he was ben- 
ched by a collarbone 
injury during pre- 
season practice. Mar- 
tin had averaged 14.9 
points per game during 
the previous season. 

Despite predictions 
for a poor season, the 
Bulldogs found 

themselves in control 
of a 21-12 lead over 
Tennessee State in the 
season opener. Unfor- 
tunately, the all 
lineup soon found that 
emotion alone could 
not carry them to a 
win. Tennessee State 
defeated the Bulldogs 

Western Kentucky, 
a team picked to win 
the Sun Belt Con- 
ference, came to town 
ranked Mo. 8 in the 
country by the 
Associated Press. 
2,600 fans crowded in- 
to the gym to watch 
this game. The game 
turned into a clinic for 
the Bulldogs as they 
were defeated 94-57. 
Joey Coe commented 
on the Western Ken- 
tucky game. 

"That excited us. 
We had high hopes 
and nothing to lose. At 
times, we played well, 
but not well enough to 
gain some respect 
around Birmingham." 

At halftime, thanks 

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to the defense and the 
play of Rembert Mar- 
tin, the Bulldogs en- 
joyed a 32-31 lead. 
Centenary's Andrew 
Dembery came off the 
bench in the second 
half to score several 
long shots and destroy 
the Bulldog defense. 
Centenary escaped 
with an 80-76 victory 
that left the Bulldogs 
with an 0-4 record 
overall and 0-1 in the 
conference. Kurt Close 
scored a career high 
17 points in that game. 

Following a 63-50 
loss to Houston Bap- 
tist, the Bulldogs 
traveled to Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn., to play 
Southern Mississippi 
in the Krystal Classic. 

The Bulldogs sur- 
prised USM by forcing 
them into overtime. 
USM coach M.K. Turk 
expressed his respect, 
"You have to give 
Samford all the credit 
in the world. They laid 
it on the line and 
played very hard It 
was a great effort." 

Three point shots by 
Rembert Martin and 
Joey Coe in the final 
minute sent the game 
into overtime tied at 
71. USM went on to 
win in overtime 87-77. 

In the consolation 
game, the Bulldogs 
defeated Colgate 66-57 
for their first win of the 

The University of 
Arkansas-Little Rock 
defeated the team 92- 
76. The Bulldogs then 
were able to fight back 
against Hardin- 
Simmons to force the 
game into overtime. 
With 4:30 left in over- 
time, the Bulldogs held 
a 70-68 lead. Hardin- 
Simmons regained the 
lead with 2:10 left and 
hung on to win 76-71. 

Things continued to 
get worse for the 
Bulldogs. After losses 
to Texas-San Antonio, 
Mercer, and Georgia 
State, Coach Hankin- 
son announced that 
sophomore Kenny 
Hutcherson would be 

cont. on p$. 76 


Center Stanley 
W o r m e I y , a 
freshman computer 
science major from Birm- 
ingham, looks for a pass 
close to the baseline 
against Western 

Sophomore forward 
Joey Coe, a physical 
education major from 
Celina, Tenn., passes the 
ball in the game against 
Marathon Oil. 

Sophomore general 
business major Car- 
rel Thomas of Lithonia, 
Ga., concentrates on an 
important free throw in 
the game against 
Western Kentucky. 


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what we've 



this season 

we needed 

to beat 



to pick us 


Joey Coe 




cont from pg 74 

redshirted. "He's got 
some sort of spinal 
problem,'' Hankinson 
said. "As far as this 
year is concerned, he 
won't be back." 

The Bulldogs 
seven-game losing 
streak was broken 
with a 97-84 win over 
Covenant College. 
"After what we've 
been through this 
season, we needed to 
beat somebody, 
anybody, to pick us 
up," said forward Joey 

A trip through 
Texas put the Bulldogs 
back on the losing 
track again. Houston- 
Baptist defeated the 
Bulldogs 87-67 and 
scored an 81-72 vic- 
tory. The Bulldogs fell 
behind Texas- 
Arlington by 21 points 
with eight minutes left 
in the game, but 
fought back to within 
six at 74-68 on Joey 
Coe's three-pointer 
with 1:20 left. Despite 
19 points from 
Rembert Martin in the 

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second half and 
outscoring the 
Mavericks 23-1 1 down 
the stretch, the 
Bulldogs still fell short. 
Coach Hankinson said, 
"It's the real mark of 
manhood when teams 
come back when 
they're down. The first 
five minutes of both 
halves killed us, but we 
hung in." 

The Bulldogs return- 
ed home to give the 
University of 
Arkansas-Little Rock 
the scare of its life. 
(JALR came into the 
game with an 11-1 
record in the con- 
ference, good enough 
for first place. The 
Bulldogs, on the other 
hand were 0-12 in the 
conference and held 
10th place. 

There were seven 

cont. on pg. 79 

Raising his hands to 
pass the ball over a 
Tuskegee player's head, 
Joey Coe, a sophomore 
physical education major 
from Celina, Tenn., looks 
for an open teammate. 


Though short in 
stature, Fred 
Williams, a junior guard 
from Litchfield majoring 
in pharmacy, manages to 
dribble between Georgia 
Southern guards Michael 
Stokes and Anthony 

Fighting for control of 
the ball, forward 
Rembert Martin, a senior 
physical education major 
from Selma, scuffles with 
a Tuskegee player. 

David Rigg 

Sophomore Joey Coe 
from Celina, Term., 
steps to the line for a 
one-and-one penalty 
shot against Western 

Sophomore guard, 
Kurt Close, a 
marketing major from Bir- 
mingham, watches 
helplessly as he looses 
the ball to Tuskegee. 



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Darrel Thomas, a 6'7" 
2051b. sophomore 
forward, disputes the 
referee's foul call in the 
game against Marathon 
Oil. Thomas is a general 
business major from 
Lithonia, Ga. 

David Rigg 

Blocking out a for- 
ward, Bill Mid- 
dlebrooks, a sophomore 
forward from Chat- 
tanooga, Term., steps in 
front of a Marathon Oil 

Late in the Western 
Kentucky game, 
Coach Mel Hankinson 
discusses strategy with 
the starting team. 

David Rigg 



cont. from pg 76 

lead changes in the 
first half and the 
Bulldogs held an in- 
credible eight point 
lead with 1:47 left in 
the half. A couple of 
3-point shots from 
CIALR put the Bulldog 
lead at 35-31 for 

The Bulldogs were 
somewhat used to see- 
ing teams finish them 
off in the second half. 
But with a 62-57 lead 
on Bill Middlebrooks' 
tip at the 4:32 mark, 
the Bulldogs sensed an 
upset was within their 
grasp. With 15 
seconds left, though, 
(JALR enjoyed a 71-65 
lead that would last. 

"I was very con- 
cerned about this 
game," said CIALR 
Coach Mike Newell. "I 
knew Samford would 

Sophomore Joey Coe, 
a 6'3" forward from 
Celina, Term., jumps out 
of reach of a Western 
Kentucky player to add 
another two points to the 
Bulldog score. 

be fired up because a 
win here would give 
them momentum, put 
a good taste in their 
mouths. This was their 
Super Bowl." 

The excitement 
from the (JALR game 
proved contagious and 
lifted the Bulldogs to 
an 86-76 victory in 
their next game 
against Hardin- 
Simmons. Not only 
was this the Bulldog's 
first conference win, 
but Joey Coe pro- 
duced a career-high 22 

"I knew after the 
way that we played 
against Arkansas- 
Little Rock that it was 
only a matter of time 
before we put it all 
together," Hankinson 

The Bulldogs 
displayed their finest 
offensive performance 
of the season with five 
players finishing in 
double figures. 
Rembert Martin had 19 
points followed by 
Stanley Wormely with 

Freshman guard Con- 
ner Smith of 
Nashville, Tenn., scores 
against Western 

Entertaining the 
crowd, the bullpups 
show their stuff during 
halftime of the Western 
Kentucky game. 

Its the 
real mark 
of man- 
hood when 
come back 
down. The 
first five 
minutes of 
killed us, 
but we 
hung in. " 
Coach Mel 



No. 21 Bill Mid- 
dlebrooks and No. 4 
Fred Williams, shut down 
Georgia Southern's pass- 
ing game by pressing the 
in-bounds pass and dou- 
ble teaming the guards in 
the other end of the 

Senior Rembert Mar- 
tin, a physical 
education major from 
Selma, scores against 
University of Arkansas at 
Little Rock forwards, 
Robert Chase and Paris 

Gina Dykeman 

Gina Dykema 

Freshman forward 
William Holley, a 
management major from 
Decatur, Ga., streches to 
tip away a defensive re- 
bound against Arkansas 
at Little Rock. 




David Rigg 


cont from pg 79 

18; Bill Middlebrooks 
with 14; Bennie Carter 
with 11, and Darrell 
Thomas with 10. 
As the Bulldogs 
prepared for their final 
home game, there 
were no seniors to say 
good-bye to. Every 
player on the team 
would be returning. 
For that reason, the 
68-56 win over 
Tuskegee was a 
positive note for next 

The Bulldogs lost 
George Green, Daryl 
Hagler, Ed Carroll, and 
Floyd Calhoun, all 
starters from last 
year's team. "Ob- 
viously, we'll have a lot 
of scoring and re- 
bounding to replace, 
but the thing we'll 
miss most is leader- 
ship," repeated Coach 
Mel Hankinson. " This 
year will be a year to 
learn and next year will 
be a year to chal- 
lenge," he said. 

Jumping to put the ball 
over the head of a 
Tuskegee player, this 
bulldog player tries to 
add two points to the 

"We knew coming 
in the season that it 
would be difficult, but. 
our players, ad- 
ministration, and fans 
have stood behind us 
through the rough 
times and we're op- 
timistic about the 
future," said Coach 

"I can't wait till next 
year because we will 
win!" said junior 
physical education 
major Darron Hurst. 
"All eyes will certainly 
be on the team next 
year after the resigna- 
tion of Coach Mel 
Hankinson. Some were 
surprised at the loss of 
yet another head 
coach, but others felt 
he was pressured to 
resign by President 

When Athletic 
Director Paul Dietzel, 
resigned soon after- 
wards, the troubles of 
the athletic depart- 
ment became painfully 
obvious to those who 
did not see it before. 
With the hiring of Ed 
McLean, the team has 
hopes of making a new 

Start. I I -Lee Coggin 

Just For The Record 





Marathon Oil 



Covenant College 



Tennessee State 






Eastern Kentucky 



Houston Baptist 



Western Kentucky 



Texas at Arlington 






University of Arkansas 

Houston Baptist 



at Little Rock 



Southern Mississippi 









University of Texas 

University of Arkansas 

at San Antonio 



at Little Rock 









Georgia State 



University of Texas 




at San Antonio 









Georgia Southern 



Georgia State 






Georgia Southern 



"I can't 
wait till 
next year 
because we 
will win! " 

Darron Hurst 
Junior Guard 


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Volleying back a 
return, this women's 
tennis team member 
awkwardly crosses her 
elbows to keep balance. 

Mary Neel of Birm- 
ingham during a 
heated match on the 
courts, charges the net to 
return the volley for a 
point. She is a junior 
business major. 


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Brian Jones, a 
freshman from 
Nashville, Tenn., warms 
up prior to his single's 
match on a hot spring 
afternoon. He is a 
freshman business 

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After an 11 -year 
career as the 
head coach of 
the men's and 
women's tennis pro- 
gram, Les Longshore 
resigned leaving 
serious questions con- 
cerning the future of 
the sport at the 

These questions 
were answered as new 
head coach Jim Moor- 
tgat took the men's 
team to a 14-11 finish 
while directing the 
women to twice as 
many wins as they had 
the previous season. 

Athletic Director 
Paul Dietzel said, "Jim 
has been with us one 
season and he's 
already made a big im- 
pact on the program." 

With a squad of 
young players, 
Moortgat said with 
every match the team 
began to make definite 

The men's team fell 
short, however, in the 
attempt to capture its 

fifth straight match in 
just over a week. 

The team had 
beaten Tennessee 
Tech, Trevecca, 
Eastern Illinois and 
Jefferson College and 
were preparing to face 
Auburn in Mont- 
gomery, the top- 
ranked team in the Na- 
tional Association of 
Athletics tennis. They 
were defeated by 
AUM, however, in the 
first of five singles 

Moortgat said that 
the men's team pulled 
together more as a 
team since the begin- 
ning of the year and he 
saw definite im- 

On the ladies' side 
of the court, Moortgat 
named Rhonda Adams 
as the women's most 
valuable player; Mary 
Neel as the most im- 
proved player; and 
Lori Zeeman as the 
hardest worker and the 
most dedicated. 

Moortgat said that 
the women's team had 
also improved steadily, 
but still had a long way 
to go. 

On the men's side 
Pat Reina was named 
the most valuable 
player; Greg Vedel was 
the most improved 

men's player; while 
Daniel Smith was 
named the hardest 
worker on the men's 

"We had a young 
team," Moortgat said, 
"and we are going to 
be even better next 

SeaSOn." ED -Mike Manning 

Just For The Record 

Men's Tennis SCI 


Spring Hill College 9 

Mobile College 2 




Tennessee-Chattanooga 1 


Mississippi College 7 


UAB 7 


Georgia State 2 


Shorter College 7 


Jefferson State 2 


Jacksonville State 6 




Presbyterian College 2 




Tennessee Tech 7 


Trevecca College 7 


Eastern Illinois 9 

Jefferson College 1 


Auburn-Montgomery 1 


Jacksonville State 3 


Jefferson State 3 


Alabama-Huntsville 9 

West Florida 1 


Georgia State 1 




Mobile College 5 


Stillman 9 

Stillman 9 

Alabama-Huntsville 9 

Georgia State 


"We had a 
team, and 
we are 
going to be 
even better 


Head Tennis 


David Rigg 


Selecting the ap- 
propriate club from 
his case, Trip Teaney, a 
freshman from Winston- 
Salem, N.C., gets ready 
to putt. He is an undecid- 
ed major. 

Mark Ware, a junior 
from Jackson, 
Miss., lines up a shot. 
Ware was an All- 
Tournament selection at 
the Huntington Hank 

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The men's golf 
team finished 
its season with 
the best year of play 
since coach Steve 
Allgood took over the 

"I'm really proud of 
the fellows," Allgood 
said. "I felt they did an 
excellent job 
throughout the whole 

The team, which 
graduated only one 
senior, returns six 
golfers for next 
season. The team 
had four freshmen in 
its top five golfers. 

Freshman Trip 
Teaney, from 
Winston-Salem, N.C., 
finished the season 
with the best stroke 
average on the squad. 
Teaney averaged 77.8 
strokes in 15 rounds of 


Mark Ware, a junior 
from Jackson, Miss., 
was honored as one of 
the team's top golfers. 
At the Huntingdon 
Hawk Classic held at 

the Lagoon Park Golf 
Course in Mon- 
tgomery, Ware was 
selected to the All- 
tournament team after 
leading the team to a 
third place finish. He 
shot a two day total of 
146 with rounds of 75 
and 71. 

At the Marion Golf 
Tournament in Marion, 
Ga., freshman Lee 
Manly, from Clear- 
water, Fla., had rounds 
of 74 and 78 to lead his 
team to a first place 
finish. Allgood said it 
was the first tourna- 
ment that the team 
has won outright in 
several years. 

In the Southern 
Junior/Senior tourna- 
ment, the team finish- 
ed 14 of 21, in the Graf 
Hart Tournament, 
which was a major win 
for the team. They 
finished third overall, 
and in the Trans- 
America Tournament 
they finished 7 of 10. 

"I was pleased with 
the four freshmen who 

Eyeing a faraway shot 
approach to the 
green, Ronnie Hollis, a 
sophomore from Fort 
Payne, prepares for his 
next shot. He is a 
business major. 

Watching his 
teammate tee 
off, Omina Fowler, a 
freshman from 
Winston-Salem, N.C., 
gets ready to follow. 
He is a management 

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competed. We have a 
lot of potential and 
with some experience 
we will have a lot of 
fun in the near future." 
The top five golfers 
included freshman 
Trip Teaney, junior 
Mark Ware, freshman 
Omina Fowler, 
freshman Lee Manley 

and junior Brett 

The "linksters," as 
they were commonly 
referred to, finished 
the season with a 80- 
76-3 record. □ 

Just For The 

Trip Teaney 15 
Mark Ware 15 
Marshall Boatright 9 
Omina Fowler 12 
Lee Manly 1 5 


4 'I'm really 
proud of 
the fellows. 
I felt they 
did an 

the whole 

- Steve 
Head Golf 


44 Being an 
athlete is 
the best 
thing that 
could have 
to me. It 
makes you 
a more all- 









The young track 
team, which 
consisted main- 
ly of freshmen and 
sophomores, improv- 
ed and placed in 
several of the meets 
they entered. 

The women's team 
was sparked by perfor- 
mances from Dana 
McDavid in the javelin 
throw and Dena 
Williams in the half 
mile and quarter mile 

The men's team was 
headed by Brian Terry 
in the high jump, Chris 
Webb in the 5,000 
meter run and John 
Camp in the triple 

Terry cleared 6 feet 
4 inches in the high 
jump at the Western 
Carolina University 
Catamount Invitational 
in Cullowee, N.C., and 
took home first place. 
Terry also took home 
second place in the tri- 
ple jump at the 

In the fall season, 
the cross country 

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team had a fourth 
place finish in the 
Trans American 
Athletic Conference 
conference, and in the 
spring the tracksters 
placed third in two 
tournaments held at 
home on Seibert field. 

Track Coach Bill 
McClure said that prior 
to this year none of the 
tracksters were ex- 
posed to very good 
collegiate competition, 
but by next year they 
would have the ex- 
perience they needed 
to win track meets. 

"Being an athlete is 
the best thing that 
could have happened 
to me,' Dana 
McDavid, the 
freshman javelin 
thrower on the 
women's track team, 
said. "It makes you a 
more all-around 

McDavid, who Mc- 
Clure expects to 
qualify for the National 
Collegiate Athletic 
Association tourna- 
ment next year, 



Leaning against a 
pole, hot and sweaty 
Les McPherson watches 
his teammates compete. 

A track team member 
races around the 
outside of an opponent 
as he struggles to get 
ahead in the lap. 

was one of the small 
number of women 
javelin throwers in the 
Southeast. She said to 
qualify for the national 
NCAA tournament, 
she needs a throw of 
170 feet 7 inches. 

"I really feel that I 
have the ability to 
throw that far. I 

haven't been utilizing 
my last five steps 
before throwing." 
McDavid said. 

McClure, who came 
to the University in the 
fall, said, "This year's 
young track team was 
a nucleus that could be 
built upon for years to 
come." □ ., , ... „ 

-Clayton Wallace 

Just For The 


Western Carolina Track Meet 





Emory Open Track and Field Meet 





MSCJ/Kiwanis Invitational 





Samford Track Meet 





Sewanee Invitational Track Meet 







David Rigg 

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Putting all his energy 
into the last stretch, 
Doug Griffith pulls ahead 
of a runner from 
Mississippi College. 

Freshman Dana 
McDavid of 
Nashville, Tenn., hurls 
the javelin for a mark of 
135 feet. McDavid, who 
threw the javelin in com- 
petition for the first time 
this year, has become the 
University's top thrower. 

David Rigg 

Taking the corner, Pat 
Nabors, a senior 
graphic design major 
from Madison, Term., 
tries to keep her cool dur- 
ing the long race. 

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David Rigg 

Heather Carr, a 
business major 
from Largo, Fla., 
displays her 
powerful left- 
handed spike. The 
Lady Bulldogs 
were playing 
against West 
Georgia College. 

were many 
times we 
won a 
match had 
our mental 
game been 







D©w T® ©©OF 

In a disappointing 
season that showed 
only nine wins 
against 24 losses, the 
women's volleyball 
team tried to over- 
come some tough 

The group of 13 
women was made up 
mainly of eight 
recruited freshman 
who carried the team 
through the season. 

There were only two 
returning players, 
Joette Keller and Kim 
Duncan, as well as 
Beth Woodall who was 
returning after a year 
out, thus there was no 
core group of experi- 
enced upperclassmen 
to carry the team. 

"The girls had no 
ability to play together 
as a team,'' said Coach 
Martha Davidson, "it 
was not until the end 
of the season that they 
started working 

"When we finally 
started winning the ex- 
citement was unbe- 
lievable," said junior 

Beth Woodall, a 
psychology major 
from Scotsboro. "We 
began to believe in 
ourselves and the work 
really paid off." 

The team did much 
more traveling than 
before. They tried to 
balance their schedule 
with an even amount 
of home and away 
games, but still ended 
up with a tough 

The team had an ad- 
vantage in freshman 
twin players Heather 
and Holly Carr. 

The girls, who were 
known as the "Carr 
Connection," added an 
extra twist to the game 
as the identical twins 
from Largo, Fla., 
managed to confuse 
their opponents. 

The squad played 
experienced teams 
from large schools as 
well as teams from 
smaller schools. 
"One of our best 
games was against 
Troy State," said 
freshman Shelia 

Galvez of Birmingham. 
"We came within two 
points of winning 
against a very strong 
team." She added, 
"there were many 
times we could've won 
had our mental game 
been intact." 

"We lost to teams 
we shouldn't have lost 
to," said Davidson, 
"but by the end of the 
season, we came back 
and beat those teams 
that we had lost to 

The team had a high 
skill level, but was very 
Davidson said. 

"They only needed 
to overcome the 
pressure they were 
feeling and learn to 
believe in them- 

They had many 
teams overcome tal- 
ent-wise, yet could not 
beat them mentally or 

"Our main weak- 
ness was that we did 
not ever come to- 
gether as a team," 

Galvez said. 

"We depended a lot 
on Susan Parvin, a 
freshman setter." 

Next year, with ex- 
perience and con- 
fidence, the team 
should be able to con- 
quer the opponents 
they face. 

They are looking at 
lots of potential with 
seven returning 
freshmen Galvez said. 

"With what we've 
learned, the girls know 
they can do it for next 
year," Davidson said. 

-Hallie Von Hagen 

Katie Ray, a 
sophomore graphics 
design major from Sante 
Fe, Calif., is not afraid to 
hit the court to keep the 
ball alive. 


David Rigg 

Joette Keller, a junior 
business major from 
Fairfield, and Lynn Henn- 
ingsen, a freshman 
sociology major from Bir- 
mingham, get set for the 

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Samantha Huff, a 
freshman physical 
education major from 
Gardendale, puts all her 
strength into a spike 
against Troy State. 

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Georgia State 



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Shortstop Kim Wilker- 

^ enterf ielder Lori 
1 son, a junior from ^^ Glasgow, a fresh- 
Glasgow, Ky., attempts to man from Alabaster, gets 
tag an opponent who back to base in a pick-off 
tries to steal second attempt, 

David Rigg 

Women's Softball 


The women's 
softball team, 
coached by 
Martha Davidson and 
Theresa Stratton, 
made its debut in '86 
as the University's 
newest intercollegiate 

"We were tenacious 
the whole year," said 
Coach Davidson, "win- 
ning some games that 
we shouldn't have." 

The team finished 
the season with a los- 
ing record, but David- 
son said the win/loss 
record did not indicate 
the kind of season 
they had. 

She also said the 
one factor that held 
the team back was the 
player's lack of ex- 
perience. Being a new- 
ly organized team re- 
quired extra effort 
from the players who 
had no previous team 
member to show them 
the ropes. The majori- 
ty of the team had 
never played fast-pitch 

Pitcher Stephanie 
Johnson, one of four 
players on scholarship, 
had been playing soft- 
ball since she was nine 
years old . The 
freshman from 
Maryville, Tenn., said 
she felt the team did a 
great job to be a first- 
year team. 

The team only lost 
two seniors to gradua- 
tion: Kathy Henry, a 
pharmacy major, and 
Laura McCullough, a 
physical education 
major. It included four 
freshmen: Lori 
Glasgow, of Alabaster, 
Stephanie Johnson, of 
Maryville, Tenn., 
Susan Parvin of 
Alabaster and Leya 
Petty of Franklin, 
Tenn. The team will 
try and build on their 
talent in years to 

Davidson said unity 
and unselfishness 
seemed to be the 
reason for the first- 
year program's suc- 

David Rigg 

"You don't see 
anyone trying to be a 
star," said Sports In- 
formation Director 
Paul South. "Some 
members may do 
things that cost them a 
ball game, but they 
shake off mistakes and 
pull with each other." 
Davidson said that 

she had done some 
recruiting and planned 
to move before the fall 

"We're growing and 
getting better," David- 
son said. "We are real- 
ly proud of the girls 
and their hard work." 

-Karen Covington 

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David Rigg 

Pitcher Sherry Dyer, a 
sophomore from 
Bessemer, pulls down a 
comebacker hit to the 

Second baseman, 
Toby Ledbetter, a 
sophomore from Birm- 
ingham, throws a runner 
out at first base. 

don't see 
trying to 
be a star. 
may do 
things that 
cost them 
a ball 
game, but 
they shake 

and pull 
with each 

■Paul South, 
Director of 


"I'd go 
around the 
world with 
those guys. 
I'm proud 
of every 
one of 







In its first two 
games this year the 
baseball team lost 
to sixth ranked Florida 
State 15-1 and 7-1. At 
the end of the season, 
fifth year coach J.T. 
Haywood resigned. 

The space in be- 
tween held one of the 
toughest schedules in 
Samford baseball 
history. The team had 
only 17 home games 
while playing 23 
games away. 

With the tough 
schedule, the Bulldogs 
did not have many 
wins, but the ones that 
Coach Haywood 
remembers as being 
the highlight of the 
season are two wins 
over Auburn and the 
win over sixth ranked 
Florida State, both of 
whom went on to the 
National Collegiate 
Athletic Association 
tournament at 
season's end. 

"After the victory, 

you would have 
thought that we had 
just won the World 
Series," Haywood said 
of the Florida State 

At the Varsity 
Sports Awards Ban- 
quet at the end of the 
year, the baseball team 
gave out several in- 
dividual awards. 

Rex Tuckier was 
given the John Russell 
Award for pitching. 
Todd Wingard and Les 
McPherson were 
named the Most 
Valuable Players. 
McPherson was 
named the permanent 

Brian Raley was 
named the Most Im- 
proved Player, and 
John Giatira was 
recognized as the 

Amidst a flurry of 
dust, a Bulldog 
baseman gets back to 
first base in a pick off 

hardest worker. 
Wingard was also 
given the J.T. Hay- 
wood award for the 
highest batting aver- 
age on the team. 

A visibly emotional 
Haywood spoke at the 
banquet and said that 

he appreciated 
everything the team 
had done this year. 
"I'd go around the 
world with those guys. 
I'm proud of every one 
of them." □ 

-Clayton Wallace 

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David Rigg 

A high throw gets 
away from the (J forced out at second 

unior Jeff Perkins is 
Bulldog first baseman. base. 

David Rigg 

The throw gets away 
from second 
baseman David Vaughn 
as the baserunner slides 
safely into base. 

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The number of 
people who par- 
ticipated in in- 
tramural activities ex- 
ceeded 1986 numbers 
by hundreds, In- 
tramural director 
Ralph Gold said. 

The intramural field 
and the back practice 
fields were a constant 
buzz of activity as 
games were being 
played throughout the 
year. The gym and the 
new student activities 
center also saw their 
share of students as 
the space was used 
for basketball and 
volleyball games. In- 
tramurals were an in- 
tegral part of student 

"The year before 
this one, participation 
was not that high. The 
students responded 
more positively this 
year though, and I feel 
it's due to better 
organization and 
management than 
they have had in the 

past," Gold said. 

"Intramural sports 
probably include more 
students as a whole 
than any of the other 
events on campus," 
Gold said. 

Gold said he also felt 
that students respond- 
ed better because 
there were more in- 
tramural activities. 

This season there 
were 26 activities in 
which students and 
organizations could 
compete. These in- 
cluded, football, soc- 
cer, volleyball, tennis, 
racquetball, basketball, 
badminton and soft- 
ball. More than 2,800 
students took part in 
intramurals in both the 
fall and spring. 

Teachers also par- 
ticipated in intramurals 
as many played in the 
faculty-senior softball 
game on Friday of Spr- 
ing Fling week. The 
students defeated the 
teachers in that 

There were also 
changes in the in- 
tramural system. 
Teams which par- 
ticipated in each event 
were fined $10 for not 
showing up for 
scheduled matches. 
They were also fined 
the same amount If 
they did not provide an 

official to referee 
another match in the 

Gold made other 
changes in intramurals 
by adding events such 
as the Schick Super 
Hoop Basketball Tour- 
nament in which nine 
teams competed. 
cont. on pg. 96 

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Women's Football 


Men's Football 


Women's Volleyball 


Men's Badminton 

Alan Siliski 

Women's Badminton 

Tura Schmitz 

Women's Softball 

Alpha Delta Pi 

Men's Softball 

Pi Kappa Phi 

Women's Basketball 


Men's Basketball 

Sigma Nu 

Men's Racquetball 

Michael Perry 

Men's Tennis 

Dave Davey 

Men's Tennis Doubles 

Dave Davey 

Bob Jagger 

Men's 3 on 3 Basketball 

John Harper 

Rusty Reed 

Tim Hamrick 

David Rigg 

" Intra- 
mural sports 

students as 
a whole 
than any of 
the other 

■Ralph Gold, 

David Rigg 

Huddling under an 
umbrella, Phi Mu's 
and friends try to ward off 
a summer shower that in- 
terrupted a Phi Mu-Delta 
Zeta softball game. Delta 
Zeta won 14-9. 

Going for a double 
shot, these 
students try their luck at 
miniature golf. The game 
was part of the Great 
Samford Putt-Out held in 
Hoover. About 80 
students attended the 

Lining up for their 
shots these would- 
be golfers look more like 
an advertisement in a 
magazine as they enjoy 
themselves at the golf 
course in Hoover. 


Posing with 
their coaches 
Doug Hester and 
Doug Moore, the 
Zeta Tau Alpha 
basketball team, 
Allison Holleman, 
Amy Smothers, 
Alice Myers, 
Rachel Pinson, 
Martha McGowan 
and Lori Strain 
pause for a rest 
after the game. 

" I'd like to 
see us lean 
more co- 
next year, 
like tennis 
and raquet- 
ball. » 

■Ralph Gold, 





cont. from pg. 95 

Gold revived such 
events as the Great 
Samford Putt-Out, 
which began in 1976 
and had not been 
played since 1980. 
Almost 200 people 
took part in the fall 
and spring putting 

He said he would 
like to continue to of- 
fer the Super Hoop 
Contest, the putt-out 
and soccer, which was 
a successful sport in 
the fall. 

Gold also said that 
he would like to have 
co-recreational ac- 
tivities for the 
students. "I'd like to 
see us lean toward 
more co-recreational 
activities next year 
such as tennis and 
racquetball. I'd also 
like to add some type 
of free throw event." 

Gold noted several 
people who helped 
make the intramural 
season successful. He 
thanked Vice President 
for Athletic Ad- 
ministration Paul 
Dietzel for his help and 
support. He said he 

appreciated alumnus 
Johnny Jones, the 
manager of Hoover 
Putt-Putt and Games 
for his help in making 
the Great Samford 
Putt-Out a success. 

Gold also said he 
commended the work 
of Marsha Pritchett, a 
senior physical educa- 
tion major from Gulf 
Breeze, Fla. and 
Donald Cunningham, a 
junior social studies 
major from Griffin, 
Ga., for the fine job 
they did as the in- 
tramural supervisors. 
Pritchett and Cunn- 
ingham were responsi- 
ble for keeping track 
of the scores and 
generally running the 
show. They were re- 
quired to be on hand 
for the intramural 
games they were 
supervising. D 

-Mike Manning 

Lea Alley, a freshman 
graphic design ma- 
jor from Nashville, Tenn., 
sits on the wall in the 
football stadium, as she 
watches the track and 
field events on S-day. 

David Rigg 

Letting the ball fly 
high, Lori Strain, a 
junior psychology major 
from Ripon, Wis., starts 
off an intramural game of 
flag football. Zeta Tau 
Alpha went to the play- 
offs in football, but were 
defeated by the women's 
pharmacy team. 

Running in from the 
outfield, Kim 
Thornhill, a senior from 
Arab, tries to complete a 
play for the Alpha Delta 
Pi softball team. The 
sorority went on to win 
the women's softball 

Intramural Director 
Ralph Gold surrounds 
himself with the 
paraphernalia of his job 
as coordinator of ac- 
tivities. Gold began his 
job this year and has 
greatly increased the stu- 
dent participation in in- 
tramural sports. 



Going Around In Circles 

Riding a merry-go- 
round, Deana Coggins, a 
sophomore psychology 
major from Birmingham, 
keeps an eye on the 
friend she has adopted 
for the day. The day at 
the Galleria was part of 
the Campus Ministries 
outreach program. 

Lighting A Spark 

University hostess 
Lydia Wynfrey lights a 
table candle as the cafe 
is filled with a soft glow 
for the annual Hanging of 
the Green Dinner. Hang- 
ing of the Green was 
sponsored by Campus 

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Sharing A Smile 

Laughing during an 
Act: 8 rehearsal, Rick 
Bearden, a sophomore 
religion major from Eclec- 
tic, and Robin Barr, a 
freshman commercial art 
major from Jefferson, 
Tenn., goof off on the 
stage of Harrison Theatre 
during a mock perfor- 


Campus Ministries Division 


ly, the 
pus Ministries office 
was always available 
to students who 
needed a place to 
stop and chat. 

Ginny Bridges, 
director, and Cam- 
pus Ministries Presi- 
dent, Rod Marshall, 
worked hard to pro- 
vide spiritual guid- 
ance to the students. 
Break Away, 
discipleship groups 
and a prayer partner 
system were all 
available to students 
to help them grow in 

their walk with the 

Outreach oppor- 
tunities were also a 
part of Campus Min- 
istries as students 
participated in pro- 
grams such as adop- 
ting a grandparent or 
working with inner- 
city kids. Students 
also reached out to 
the community 
through the puppet 
ministry, clowning, 
singing groups, and 
drama ensembles. 

The Campus 
Ministries office ex- 
emplified the spirit of 
giving; it was all in 
the attitude. 


Covenant Weekend 

Clowning and Puppets 

ARC and Adopt-a-Kid 

Break Away 


Hanging of the Green 

Act: 8 

Spring Break Mission Trip 

BSU Choir 


Campus Ministries Division 



s the new year got 
underway, another 
Covenant Weekend was 
planneVJ and implemented in 
grandl style. Covenant 
Weekend, held September 11- 
13, wasl one of many annual 
events sponsored by Campus 
Ministries Anyone could par- 
ticipate b\ simply signing up in 
the CampiK Ministries office. 

The we«<end was centered 
around a femily environment 
and settind. Everyone was 
assigned tola "family" which 
included a "n\om," a "dad" and 
other "brothels and sisters." It 
was a good opportunity for new 
students to \get involved, 
almost immediately, in a true 
campus activity! New students 
were provided \with an im- 
mediate support group and 
several new frt*»4s > . The 
"parents" in each family 
upperclassmen who agreed to 
provide leadership and orienta- 
tion for the new students. 

The activities began on 
Thursday, when families found 
out who was related to whom. 
Lured by mysterious clues and 
objects, family hopefuls 
searched diligently for their 

parents and other siblings. 
Some families conducted 
scavenger hunts while others 
just planned meetings or other 
ways of finding their groups. 
Once the families were 
together, individual meetings 
were held before a general 
meeting of everyone involved 
in Covenant Weekend. For din- 
ner, the families planned to be 
together in the cafe, and then 
they attended the evening 
Covenant Worship as a group. 

The worship service was led 
by visiting lecturer, Rev. Ray 
Short and students. Rain 
threatened the service held in 
Seibert Stadium. It held off, 
however, until the end of the 
service when everyone was 
drenched as they scattered to 
find shelter. 

Later that evening, family 

.reunions were held to discuss 

theoayifi^events and plans for 

the rest of theweekejjd. 

On Friday night7 
20/20/20 conference was a re- 
quired event for the freshman 
class. This program was 
created as an orientation 
process for new students to 
become acquainted with cam- 

Alan Thompson 

pus activities and 

The program was comprised 
of 20-minute presentations 
from organizations' represen- 
tatives. They served to lure any 
parties that were interested in 
becoming involved. 

Lara Smith, a freshman from 
Louisville, Ky., said of the pro- 
gram, "I was required to go to 
20/20/20 for Freshman Forum 
but I ended up enjoying it 
anyway. It was very infor- 
mative to see all of the different 
groups on campus and decide 
which ones interested me." 

On Saturday, individual 
families planned outings 
designed to allow them more 
time together. They planned 
any number of various ac- 
tivities to have fun and get to 
know each other better. Satur- 
day night, another worship ser- 
vice was held as Rev. Short 
completed his lecture series. 

That service was the official 

umping to help 1 

over the 

challenges another to a game of 
volleyball on the quad. Family 
groups played a variety of games 
to get to know each other better. 

end of the weekend but family j 
activities went on. Group ac- 
tivities were planned for Sur 
day and later occasions. Tr 
families became a support ffcr 
each other that lasted 
throughout the semester. 

Overall, the weekend wis a 
huge success. "The experience 
was a great opportunity to 
become better acquaintea with 
people I already knew, and also 
to make some new frienfls. Our 
family became very clise. We 
went to the zoo, had I picnic, 
and planned reunions/for each 
month," said Jack Lajndham, a 
senior marketing nrjajor from 
Talledega. □ 

^Rachel Pinson 

Fighting fo 
ball, Norn 
lajor f| 
group games. 

balance on the earth 

Trad, a senior educa- 

m Sanibel, Fla., par- 

venant Weekend family 


Covenant Weekend 

Alan Thompson 

Making a point during a con- 
vocation lecture, Raymond 
Short, BBC religion producer, 
speaks to the student body. Short 
was speaking as part of the Dotson 
M. Nelson lectures held in Reid 

Perched atop a giant earth ball, 
Rod Marshall, Sarah Bennett 
and Bethany Naff tower over family . 
group members as they try to keep 
their balance. The earth ball was 
part of the entertainment. 


David Rigg 

Looking through button eyes, 
Caesar and Martha peer over the 
edge of the curtain. The puppets are 
part of the Campus Ministries outreach 

John Reece, a senior from 
Ridgefield, Conn., concentrates 
on the puppet's performance. 
Reece was the coordinator and nar- 
rator for the puppet team. 

Clowning and Puppets 

he Campus Ministries 
organization offered 
many services to the 
BirVningham area and spon- 
sored students taking part in 
mission work throughout the 
counXry. A new addition to its 
long 1st of ministries was the 
popular puppet ministry. Hope 
HaslarrX a sophomore from 
Sante Ve, N.M., was the 
organizeXof the group. 

She topk on the challenge 
feeling quite inadequate, but 
she had enough confidence in 
the puppeteers to keep the 
show goingV There were ten 
puppeteers, \eight of whom 
were freshmen. Some were 
very experienced and others 
had no experience at all. John 
Reece, a senior Business major, 
took care of the\actual perfor- 
mances. He wasVhe man who 
gave life to Bob, Sissy, Melvin, 
Quinton, Sam, and others. 
Reece, along withYthe rest of 

Maneuvering the pilppets arm 
with a rod, AshleW Brook; 
performs in the cafeteria\jhe"p"up- 
pet ministry sang Christmas carols 
as special entertainment during 
the Hanging of the Green dinner. 

the team, used the puppets to 
bring happiness to kids and 
adults around the community 
as well as University students. 

The group performed its first 
shows during the Christmas 
season by Puppet Caroling at 
the Association for Retarded 
Citizens, Adopt-a-Kid Day, a 
performance at the Galleria, 
and a show in the Cafe during 
the Hanging of the Green 
Christmas dinner. 

"There is a sense of satisfac- 
tion after doing a show that 
can't be described," explained 
Julie Evans, a freshman from 

One of the most rewarding 
experiences for the group was 
seeing the expressions of the 
kids on Adopt-a-Kid Day. The 
love from the puppets reached 
out and touched the children 
who laughed, talked back to the 
puppets and sang along on 
favorite Christmas carols. 

of student clowns per- 
form for the crowds during 
'Dinner on the Dirt." The names 
listed on the posters are those of 
students who donated money to 
World Hunger. 

Each member was inter- 
viewed by Ginny Bridges before 
becoming a member of the 
group. The group was made up 
of students interested in com- 
munity mission work. Ex- 
perience was not a prerequisite, 
but a willing attitude was. 

"It has really gone well to 
have been so new and spon- 
taneous — I'm really proud of 
them," explained Haslam. 

The purpose was to present 
the gospel. The group con- 
sidered themselves successful 
as they were able to share the 
story of Jesus on several 

Another group that sought to 
minister to the community was 
the clowning ministry. Nancy 
Mann, a junior from La Fayette, 
Ga., was the coordinator of the 
group. There were 1 1 otf 
students that 1-- li<rowned 
aroundj^wfttrner. The group 

Jschosen by Ginny Bridges. 
Experience was not a qualifica- 
tion for membership. 

The group began the year 
with a World Hunger Fund 
Raiser. At the Welcome Back 
Dinner, donations were col- 

Mike Manning 

lected for the World Hunger 
Fund. The donor's names/were 
placed on a poster thai was 
sealed inside the Beeson 
Woods bridge during ife con- 
struction. The effort raised $70. 

At Fall Carnival, thfe group 
sponsored a face /painting 
booth. They also performed at 
a nursing home /and the 
Children's Hospital. 

In the spring, the iroup went 
on a retreat where they were 
taught the fundamentals of sign 
language and juggljng. 

Mann said /'This time 
brought us close/ together and 
we showed significant improve- 
ment while having lots of fun. 

The group /outlined some 
future goals siwh as performing 
with the SOLD groups during 
orienJaiierTand being a part of 
?vents such as S-Day and foot- 
ball games. 

The basis for the ministry 
was the scripture Proverbs i 
15:13, "A happy heart makes/ 
the face cheerful but heartach* 
crushes the spirit." Thij 
ministry produced many hapf 
faces while sharing tl/e 
message of Christ. 

I I — Suzanne Harrington 

Campus Ministries / X II 3 

Suzanne Harrington 

Amy Smothers, Gigi Bums and 
Tracie Lamb gather with 
children at the Association for 
Retarded Citizens. The girls helped 
with a Halloween party that was 
sponsored by Campus Ministries. 

Surrounded by children and 
animals Jay Tolar, a 
sophomore physical education ma- 
jor from San Antonio, Texas, takes 
his adopted little brother for a ride 
on the carousel. 

David Riqq 


o ** 

he Adopt-a-Kid program 

gave a large group of 

inner-city children many 

sppy memories, a friend to 

sliare with, a face to smile at, 

anV someone to love them. 

group of volunteer 
;nts went to minister to 
less fortunate children 
pve them a special kind of 
[he program was a week- 
ly eveVit that culminated on 
December 6th. 

Students who paired up as 
couples Viet in the gym to get 
their "adopted" child and spent 
the wholeway with him. Each 
child was\ provided with a 
"Mom and\ Dad" and they 
became a family for the day. 
Each family Vdecided on their 
own what theylwould do. 

A puppet shew preceded the 
event as wouldtoe parents and 
children waited aixiously in the 
gym to find out who would be 
their child or pareat for the day. 
As children were Assigned to a 

Pointing to his adopted parent, 
Todd Crider, PooXenjoys his 
day at the zoo. Crider wis a parties 
pant in the adopt-a-kioYjvegTam. 
Many students participated in this 
popular ministry. 

couple, the student activities 
center cleared out when the 
newly-formed families went off 
for a day of fun. The program 
was so popular that there were 
students left over who did not 
have children. Activities ranged 
from campus exploration to go- 
ing to the zoo or grabbing a piz- 
za and heading out to the 

Cynthia Tidwell and Student 
Government President Todd 
Crider, took their child, a little 
boy known as Poo, to the Birm- 
ingham Zoo. They spent the 
afternoon indulging in the 
snack bar and learning about 
the wild animals housed at the 

"It was a day well-spent," 
commented Tidwell, a senior 
international relations major 
from Pell City. "We had a 
wonderful time, and I think Poo 
did us as much good as we did 

The "parents" were 
immensely as^^th^yshared of 
therjasettfes!^"The satisfaction I 
received from sharing myself 
for a day was indescribable," 
said Jerrie Lynn Perkins, a 

freshman from Griffin, Ga. 

The parents were required to 
really commit themselves to 
more than just an afternoon of 
their time, they had to emo- 
tionally allow themselves to see 
where the kids were coming 

Tommy Rohling, a sopho- 
more from Trussville, said, 
"After seeing excitement in the 
kids faces at the things we do 
every day, my eyes were open- 
ed to appreciate all the things 
that I have." 

The ARC program, also 
sponsored by Campus Minis- 
tries, involved a group of stu- 
dents led by Marianne Folsom, 
a sophomore education major. 
The students involved 
themselves with the retarded 
children at the Association for 
Retarded Citizens. 

They were involved in daih 
child care and alsoheipCcTtwo 
days a^wee^*with teaching 
children motor develop- 
ment skills. Each month, birth- 
day parties were given to honor 
people with birthdays during 
that month. 

The work was frustrating at 
times but the children grew to 

Cynthia Tidwell 

love their "student teacrfcrs." 
The love did not only qp one 

"The first time one /of the 
children I was working yith im- 
itated a task I was struggling to 
teach him, I knew all the effort 
was worthwhile," sa/d Tracy 
Lamb, a sophomore pharmacy 
major. The students/who gave 
of themselves to spend time 
with people who neaded it were 
a special breed. Tr/ey gave up 
Saturday morning Bleep, after- 
noon social time a«d other time 
that could have/ been spent 
studying in order/to help those 
less fortunate than themselves. 

Campus Ministries also of- 
fered other Sa/urday morning 
ministries that! students could 
be involved in/such as working 
with inner*:ity children, 
'adoptyag i ' ll *S^ grandparent from 
Cursing home or working at 
King's Ranch. The ministries 
provided help to those who 
needed it as well as being per- 
sonally fulfilling for the 
students involved. □ 

-Suzanne Harrington 

Leaning to share a secret, this 
little girl is fully enjoying her 
ride on an ostrich. The carousel is 
part of the Christmas decorations 
at the Galleria. 

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hk weekly program 
kripwn as Break Away 
was a welcome interlude 
from thel stress and hectic 
schedule ol daily events. 

Each Wednesday night, a 
BSG meeting was held in the 
Flag Colonnade Room with an 
informal letting, where 
students louna ed on the floor or 
sat wherever ythey were com- 
fortable. The study provided a 
time to relax arid enjoy learning 
from others' observations. 

The meetingslconsisted of a 
prayer time, a time for hearing 
about the various ministries on 
campus, and a time for Bit 

The Bible studies were led by 
various University professors. 
yThey were given a general topic 
\o address. Using various 
ingles to reach college 
students, the speakers were 
s^en in a different atmosphere 

sides the classroom. 

Listening to Dean Richard 
vTraylor, Chris Stearns, a 
sophomore religion major from 
Huntsville, learns from the per- 
sonal experiences Traylor shares, 
with me Bible study group. 

Some professors and ad- 
ministrators that participated 
were: Dr. James Fisk, Dr. J. 
Brown, Dr. Steve Bowden, Dr. 
Lowell Vann, Ginny Bridges, 
Dean Rick Traylor, Dean Mar- 
tha Ann Cox, President 
Thomas Corts and student 
president of Campus Ministries 
Rod Marshall. 

The audiences were also 
treated to a magic show by a 
Christian magician and many 
students were asked to sing at 
the gatherings. 

The group studied the book 
of James during the first 
jemester and the Beatitudes 
durmg>he^econd semester. 

Each studywas-^jjlightening 
to those who participate? 
students were allowed to ex- 
press their thoughts and share 
ideas with others of their peer 
group. The time was a learning 
experience for both students 
and speakers. Some special 

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meetings included a program 
given by a Jewish rabbi and 
performances by Koinonia and 
Act: 8. 

Chris Stearns, a sophomore 
religion major from Huntsville 
and vice-president of BSG 
ministries, said, "We wanted 
people to get involved in the 
BSG program but we also 
wanted them in the local 
church — that's what people 
need more than BSG." 

BSG officers included: Presi- 
dent, Danny Courson; Vice- 
President, Chris Stearns; 
Secretary, Don Palmer. 

The BSG Council was made 
up of: Chaplain, Ruthie Swift; 
Intramurals/ Fellowship, Bart 
Teal; Outreach, Jeff Cate; 
lity Missions, Steve 
Collier ana^5o«amer Missions, 
Deanna Coggins. 

The BSG was separated from" 
the campus ministries ex- 
ecutive council at the end of 

this year and it became anf ex- 
tension of the Alabama fctate 

In the past the groufo had 
been under one name, and the 
only thing operating under the 
Baptist Student Gnion/itle was 
the BSG choir, but witR the new 
division, more opportunities for 
ministry will be opened. The 
group will participate in state- 
wide BSG gatherings, as they 
have in the past, as well as be- 
ing a part of thef BSG gather- 
ings at camas such as 
Ridgecrest and (/lorietta. □ 

- Rachel Pinson 

Contemplating the comments 
made jpy the speaker, 
sophomore business major Steve 
Collier of Humsville, tries to absorb 
as much as pe can from the Break 
Away sessfcn. The Bible studies 
.were a pppular Tuesday night 

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Laughing at a witty comment, 
Johnny Nicholson, a 

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A I n important element in 
/%\ tne effectiveness of 
L vampus Ministries was 
the der forming group, 
Koinonia. The term "Koinonia" 
in Greel language stood for 
"fellowship." In many cases, 
the group! had fellowship on a 
lot of ordinary occasions during 
practice arid preparation for 
its scheduled performances. 
This time X together allowed 
them to grow as Christians and 
it served to deepen their com- 
mitment to trie Lord and to His 
work. This \ fellowship of 
believers led others to join in 
worship as they shared the 
message of (^hrist through 

The group staVted out with 
previously choaen director 
Laurie Roark, who\jad been the 
pianist for the group duTttw^the 
preceding year, and former 
members as well as some extra 
recruits who peformed for in- 
terested students during 
20/20/20. This program 
served to educate incoming 
freshmen about the group in 
order to acquire interested 
singers for their group. These 

sessions, held during Covenant 
Weekend, added many pro- 
spects and the group was ready 
to begin its ministry. 

Early in the fall semester, 
auditions were held to fill the 
positions in the group. Ten 
singers were chosen. They 
were: Karen Grissom, Julie 
Ayers, Becky Jacks, Laura 
Scott, Pam Edgeworth, Don 
Click, Kendall Mullins, Kendall 
Davis, Mike Adams and Bruce 

Membership in the group did 
not require that the interested 
person be a music major or 
minor. It did require, however, 
that the student have enough of 
a music background to be able 
to learn and perform on a 
regular basis. 

One quality that was 
unmeasurable was the desire 
willingness of each 
memberto , *H<useci by the Lord 
whenever and**> i h<tever 
necessary. The group wa"5 
under the direction of Laurie 
Roark, a senior pharmacy ma- 
jor from Fort Walton Beach, 
Fla. Roark also served as the 
1987 Step Sing Director. 

She commented, "The group 
consisted of many different 
personalities and talents, but 
they all came together quite 
well to praise the name of our 

Koinonia performed a variety 
of music including pop, con- 
temporary Christian, spirituals, 
and traditional gospel tunes. 

They performed at numerous 
campus events including Fall 
Carnival, Hanging of the Green 
and Christian Emphasis Week 
services. Quite often, the group 
performed out of town. 

They performed at a Youth 
Rally in Clanton as well as per- 
forming in Fort Walton Beach, 
Fla. and in Germantown, Tenn. 

Many times the group 
teamed up with Act:8 to give 
their audiences a mixture of 
music and drama in their per- 
formances. A nursing home 
was one of the lucky recipients 
of this combination, and the 

show was a total success as the 
students were able to reach out 
to those who needed the) 

In addition, the group pei 
formed regularly at churches/n 
and around the Birmingh/m 

Laura Scott, a freshman/ ac- 
counting major, comme/ited, 
"It was hard to believe how well 
we blended in such a/ short 
time. Most of us had a riusical 
background of some eort so 
picking up the music /vasn't a 

I I §— Rachel Pinson 

Members or ktmmiqij group 
together with Act: 
joint performance. Koinonia and" 
Act: 8 often combine their talents 
to provide an effective ministry. 

Humming/ the correct note, 
Laurie ioark, a senior phar- 
macy major/jets the group in tune, 
jrk is tire director of Koinonia 
and IcSbnJjiates its activities and 

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Koinonia, which is the Greek word 
for fellowship, is the musical arm 
of Campus Ministries. Kendall Mullins 
and Mike Adams congratulate each 
other on a note well sung. 

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Thanking her Lord for tAe meal 
He provided, Barbara renin, a 
junior elementary educationVmajor 
from Marietta, Ga., takes parrjn the 
Hanging of the Green dinner. 

Gathered by the chdpel 
Christmas tree, some of she 
seniors who were nominated \by 
the student body group togetl 
The honorees participated in the 
Hanging of the Green ceremonies. 
Hanging of the Green 


s the seasons turned 
from fall to winter and 
the semester dragged 
thVough final exams, students 
turned their attention to the up- 
coming holiday season. 

It\ held many traditional 
events for all individuals. One 
of Wie most treasured 
Christinas events, the Hanging 
of the Creen, found its way into 
the hearts of old and new 
members of the community. 

Gpperdlassmen looked for- 
ward to trlis event as one of the 
highlightslof the season. New 
students asked lots of ques- 
tions to firld out just exactly 
what this celebration was all 

On Decemr3er 2, a traditional 
Christmas dinner, complete 
with candles, roast, and red and 
white tableclothV was served in 
the cafe before the ceremony 
began. This meil was high- 
lighted by a performance from 
the campus ministries puppet 

Singing favorite hyVins, fresh 
man Julie Avers \joins with 
other Koinonia member! to 
seasonal cheer. The "Beautiful 
voices of the group were part of the 
Hanging of the Green celebration. 

team that provided Christmas 
music at intervals during the 
dining hour. After dinner, stu- 
dents proceeded to the 
beautifully decorated Reid 
Chapel for the service. 

The ceremony honored out- 
standing seniors. They were 
nominated by various campus 
organizations and voted on by 
the Council of Chaplains. The 
honorees were selected for 
outstanding leadership and 
overall service to the 

The senior honorees in- 
cluded: Kelly Eileen Coleman, 
Leslie Diane Gann, Sara Allison 
Holleman, Rebecca Lynn 
Jacks, Sheryl Marcine Raley, 
Stacy Seales, Kimberly Dawn 
Thornhill, Jeffrey Charles 
Allison, Paul J. Johnson, Jr., 
Kevin Moore Kranzlein, 
Thomas Jack Landham, Jr., 
Rodney Jeff Marshall, 
Christopher T. Perkins, and 

Eyeing his sli££*»fToast, Chris 
Perijjua-^'senior from Griffin, 
Venders if the cafe has finally 
cooked a meal worth eating. The 
meat carved by a real chef was 
part of the added dinner 

Jesse Larry Yarborough. Paul 
Johnson and Becky Jacks 
served as narrators for the 

Traditional ceremonies of 
the evening included the 
Lighting of the Advent Wreath, 
the Holly and the Ivy, the 
Lighting of the Chapel, the 
First Christmas Tree, and the 
Lighting of the Chrismon Tree. 
Presentations of Chrismons 
were made by the Thomas 
Corts Family, the Hal Hill Fami- 
ly, the Lee Wood Family, and 
the J. Brown Family. 

Music for the service was 
provided by the Samford Facul- 
ty Ringers, the University 
Chorale, the A Cappella choir, 
Koinonia, Billy Payne, Kristi 
Fields, Mark Godwin, and Jeff 
Stith. In addition to performed 
music, congregational singing 
provided the service with add-_ 
ed warmth. 

PerhapsJJae^lTibst striking 
pirational portion of the 
service was the candle lighting 
ceremony. It was characterized 
by a responsive reading and the 
simultaneous lighting of can- 
dles by the senior honorees. 

"He is the true light which 

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lighteth every man that cometh 
into the world. As each of us 
receives our light from 'the/true 
light' every man will take his 
witness into the light to Dispel 
the darkness. Thus, we can 
shed abroad this 'true ligrt,' our 
only hope for 'Pea^e On 
Earth.' " 

Hanging of the Greet) meant 
many things to many people. It 
was a time for turning to cher- 
ished memories of Cnristmas. 

Of all the meanings that were 
attached, perhaps tJfte most ac- 
curate was an explanation of 
the service. "Frc/n the large 
center candle, th* Christ can- 
dle, the leader L/i\\ light the 
candles of the s#nior honorees 
representing tht disciples. As 
senior honorees recessed from 
the Chapel, tjley represented 
the Light^f-^he World being 
foour world. 

Each person in the congrega- 
tion was challenged to bear 
witness of the Light as well." □ 

-Rachel Pinson 


Campus Ministries 


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Raising her hands to make a 
point, freshman biology major, 
Mildred Lanier of Birmingham 
jokes around with other Act: 8 
members at a December rehearsal. 

Showing his surprise and 
shock, freshman Andy Wolver- 
ton of Hermitage, Term., acts out a 
part in a skit during practice time. 
Act 8 performs at churches all 
around Birmingham. 

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Froki Mobile to the small 
to\»n of Jasper in north 
Alalama, the Christian 
drama groap known as Act: 8 
performed Icross the state for 
all types of functions. 

The groupX consisted of six 
people, two sophomores and 
four freshmeniwho performed 
for anyone who\needed to hear 
the message they brought. 

They led in a retreat, where 
their drama helpeVl in the learn- 
ing process of tr\e group, as 
well as performing for many 
church services end other 

Bible study and prfyer are a 
vital part of Act: 8'sYactivities. 
The group meets once aiweg 
prayer and practice in "Braer to 
prepare for their witness to others. 


Their big ministry was in 
youth rallies said group director 
Rick Bearden. Bearden, a 
sophomore religion major from 
Eclectic, took over the group 
when it needed a leader, and 
was responsible for organizing 
and booking many of the 

Bearden said they had a busy 
year which started earlier than 
most. In addition to the youth 
rallies, they performed for a 
Valentine's banquet, and they 
also combined their talents 
with the singing groupKuM^lfffa 
to reach outtp^^pleT 

iid things with them 

"such as a performance at the 

Riverchase Mission Church, 

and performances at Liv- 

ingston University. 

High School age students at- 
tended those performances 
which were held as part of an 
associational meeting on their 

The group grew close as they 
met once a week to practice 
and pray together. They held 
Bible studies that helped them 
grow in their faith as well as 
growing together as a group. 

Bearden said the group triej 
to add new skits totk»rr"3ctas 
well askgeptfTgold favorites 
"as the famous "Sin Box" 

"We did not do as much 
'cute' drama as has been done 
with the group in the past," 
Bearden said. "We took a much 
more serious angle in our 

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They had one nevf skit called 
"Family" which to«k a serious 
look at the complacency of the 
modern Americanfamily. 

Bearden said iuhit home for 
many people andfvas a big suc- 
cess even though it was a total- 
ly serious skit. 

Act: 8 was 4 popular group 
and their perfcrmances were 
well rgeei^ea wherever they 

I've had a lot of positive feed- 
back from the people that saw 
them perform," said Ginny 
Bridges, director of Campus 
Ministries. "I already have peo- 
ple asking for them for next 

year." D — Hallie Von Hagen 

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Reflecting their image in the top 
of a piano, Amy Coleman and 
Robin Beard goof around during an 
informal practice time. 

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arch, a year ago, Tony 
ran away from home. 
He was unable to deal 
with thfe beatings from his step- 
father, problems at school, and 
troubleslwith his mom. 

"Nobody cared for me ex- 
ceDj^foftJmy Grandmother," he 
said. Helfled to the French 
Quarter, not far from his home. 

Tony b«gan peddling shoe 
shines andlconning tourists to 
survive. A \" sugar daddy," a 
name for homosexual men who 
take in strayiyouths, gave him 
a room and such was his life. 

After two\ weeks in the 
Quarter, Tonylmet two college 
students from Birmingham, in 
Jackson Square. Before the 
night was over.tthese students 
showed him howtto start over. 

"I prayed anil found out 
Christ was the answeX^jpe," 
Tony said. 

This March, two students 

from the same school stumbled 

^upon a man named Jack. Jack 

lad been a drunk on the streets 

>r more than twenty years. 

le students woke him and got 
hVn some coffee. 

V'Jack said he was 42 but he 
looked much older than that," 

claimed one of the students. 
When the students left the 
French Quarter, Jack was still 
on the street. 

Tony and Jack are some of 
the people who the annual 
Louisiana Mission trip reached. 

The students stayed at the 
Vieux Carre Baptist Church 
located one block off Bourbon 

Tony's story was "the bright 
spot from last year," said Gin- 
ny Bridges, Campus Ministries 
director. She organized the trip 
for students who wanted to 
minister to people during 
Spring Break. 

Karen Covington, a senior 
communications major, told of 
her excitement in seeing Tony 

"I feel almost like he's a son 
to me," she said. 

The church was pastored by 
RoyntTmptjnes. Ironically, this 
minister to drlTnks^ was a 
former drunk himself. 

He described the students' 
efforts as "non-aquaintance 
witnessing." Humphries ex- 
plained, "at first the students 
go through culture shock when 
they see just how far a human 

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being can go, then they 
become concerned." 

After a brief orientation, the 
group began planning for wor- 
ship services at the church, a 
rescue missione and daily con- 
certs to be held in Jackson 

The group was divided into a 
drama team, a puppet team 
and a singing ensemble. Addi- 
tionally, the students were 
responsible for painting, cook- 
ing and cleaning at the church. 

"My basic goal in taking 
students on a mission trip is to 
expose them to needs," said 
Bridges, "not that they will 
make an impact on the needs 
but that the needs will make an 
impact on them." 

Bridges was touched by the 
students' compassion and em- 
pathy. "The students viewed 
street people not as 'non- 
humans,' but as 'somebodies' 
who mattered," she said. 

Terry Anderson, an educa- 
tion major, noted that it would 
take more than a week to have] 
an impact. He planned to returr 
for another summer. 

Finally, Humphrey share 
the importance of groups Ao 
help with the witnessjfig 

"I would be discouraged if I 
was out there by myself/' he 

As always, the trip wis life- 
changing. It brought new in- 
sight and commitment to 
everyone who participated and 
it paved the way fan another 
great trip next SpringBreak. □ 

fAlan Thompson 

Alicia McBTnTe^^aiunior 
sociology major from 
ta, Ga., and Steven Lawley, a 
freshman religion major from Birm- 
ingham, sing to the crowds during 
an outdoor concert in New Orleans. 

French Quarter, Tony Pochee, 
gident of Mew Orleans who was 
helpecT"by«4pe students on last 
year's trip. chats with a lonely man 
who needed a friend. 

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Holding a giggling friend, junior 
reliflion major Dodd Allee 
spread/love to the less privileged 
people/jf New Orleans. 

Lining up along the street, 
children and adults enjoy the 
message and entertainment pro- 
video by an outdoor concert. 

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Under the direction of 
Billy Payne, the BSU 
choir grew into a con- 
solidated group that offered 
real talent to its audiences. 

The main ministry of the 
choir was in the local churches 
where they were asked to per- 

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form for services. They also 
sang in convocations on a 
regular basis. 

"Our ministry to the chur- 
ches included not only singing, 
but puppets and drama as 
well," Payne said. "We tried to 
do a well-rounded program of 


The group also reached 
beyond the local area with its 
trip to New Orleans Baptist 
Theological Seminary for a 
mission conference in 

In the spring they traveled to 

Washington, D.C., to perform 
for churches all over the area. 

"The choir has helped me to 
grow more in my Christian faith 
because of the emphasis placed 
on spirituality," said Brian Nix. 

□ -Hallie Von Hagen 

Listening to each other, Jim 
Van Dyk, a sophomore inter- 
national business major, and Scott 
McGinnis, a freshman general 
business major, commit the 
melody to memory. 

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Picking out the notes on the 
piano, Billy Payne, a junior 
theory and composition major from 
Marietta, Ga. studies the sheet 
music as he prepares for rehear- 

Concentrating on a difficult alto 
part, freshman Lynn Wood, an 
elementary education major from 
Birmingham, listens to the director 
as she tries to find her note. 

Listening to the voices around him, 
Mark Smith, a freshman music 
major from Franklin, Tenn., tries to 
blend his sound with the others. 



Inside — 

Rumors and Scandals 


• Iran/Contra hearings 


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The AIDS Question: 

Is America Informed? 





Editor — Hallie Von Hagen 

Art Director 



Copy Editor — Lee Coggin 

Associated Pre»» 


Royal and Presidential 

were the weddings of July, from 
Great Britain to Hyannis Port, Mass. 


ritain's Prince Andrew married red- 
haired English commoner Sarah 
Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in a spec- 
tacle that mustered the pomp and glory of 
Britain's 920-year-old monarchy. 

The vivacious young bride was extremely 
popular with the British people, and she was 
referred to affectionately as "Fergie." An- 
drew, Queen Elizabeth's second son and 
fourth in line to the throne, made quite a name 
for himself with his bachelor love affairs. His 
most famous tryst was an affair with "B" 
movie star Koo Stark, which attracted the at- 
tention of the media and the Queen. 

The wedding announcements for the sum- 
mer also included that of Caroline Kennedy, 
daughter of President John F. Kennedy, and 
New York businessman Edwin Schlossberg. 
Their wedding was on July 19 in Hyannis Port, 

Associated Press 

Caroline Kennedy, who captured America's heart as a little girl romping through the White House, 
married Edwin Schlossberg, a New York businessman and artist. 

Associated Press 

Waving to the crowds from their ceremonial carriage, Prince Andrew and his redheaded wife Sarah Ferguson leave Westminster Abbey after their July wedding 
for a secluded honeymoon tour. 

Tennessee's Miss America 

raises resentment 

Kellye Cash, Miss Tennessee, may 
have won the Miss America crown, 
but her fellow contestants stole the show 
after the ceremony. Miss Cash's play-to- 
win attitude, plus the fact her great-uncle is 
singer Johnny Cash, made some par- 
ticipants more than a little resentful. 

Molly Pesce, Miss Florida, and Mary 
Zilba, Miss Ohio, were not shy with their 
complaints about Cash and favoritism they 
felt she received from the judges. Miss 
Tennessee, a devout Southern Baptist, 
took the complaints all in stride though, by 
turning the other cheek. She will still enjoy 
her career despite the rather dubious honor 
of being called "Miss Clncongeniality." 

Associated Kress 

Miss Tennessee Kellye Cash, the grandniece of country star Johnny Cash, was crowned Miss America 
1987. She received the crown from outgoing Miss America, Susan Akin. 

Aviation History Made 

Pilots Dick Rutan, 48, and Jeana 
Yeager, 34, made aviation history 
with their non-stop flight of 23,000 miles 
around the world. Aboard the aircraft 
Voyager, the experiences of the two were 
followed closely. 

Designed by Rutan's brother Burt Rutan, 
the one-man/one-woman crew took 10 
days to make the historic flight. 

The flight had always been considered 

impossible because no plane was large 
enough to carry the amount of fuel 
needed for the trip. 

Weighted by food, fuel and water, the 
Voyager only averaged 1 10 mph during 
the trip. 

Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across 
the Atlantic in 1927 only averaged 107 

Associated Press 

Flying at a slow speed across the countryside, the plane Voyager made history with its journey around 
the world in 10 days. 


Spy Swap 

Nicholas Daniloff, Moscow cor- 
respondent for U.S. Mews and 
World Report, found himself the object 
of a U.S. /Soviet prisoner swap after be- 
ing arrested for spying by the KGB. 

President Reagan agreed to a trade 
out of compassion for the reporter being 
held in an 8 feet by 10 feet cell in 
Moscow. Russian scientist Gennadi 
Zakharov, who was being held in 
Brooklyn, N.Y., on espionage charges 
was the agreed trade for Daniloff. Both 
men claimed they had been framed and 
were only doing their jobs. 



Religion and Politics 

find similar grounds of wrongdoing 

Jim Bakker, founder 
and president of the 
PTL Christian net- 
work, was forced to 
resign after it was re- 
vealed he had an affair 
seven years ago. Bakker 
admitted he and secretary 
Jessica Hahn had a sexual 
encounter in a Florida 
hotel during a period of 
marital problems with his 
wife Tammy Faye. 

Jerry Falwell, host of 
the Old Time Gospel Hour 
and pastor of Liberty Bap- 
tist Church, took over 
Bakker's position at PTL 
amid rumors of a hostile 
takeover by televangelist 
Jimmy Swaggart. Although Swaggart 
denied the charges, he was unable to 
avoid a war of words with Bakker. 

In addition to the sex scandal, Bakker 
also faced charges of mail fraud and 
mismanagement of PTL funds. 

Gary Hart's campaign for the 1988 
Democratic presidential nomination 
ended last Spring after the Miami Herald 
uncovered his possible affair with model 
Donna Rice. 

Associated Press 

Democratic presidential candidate, Gary Hart waves with his wife 
Lee as he arrives at a press conference in Denver. Hart then an- 
nounced his withdrawal from the race. 

Miami Herald reporters claimed they 
witnessed Rice and Hart enter his 
Washington, D.C., apartment alone after 
midnight. The undercover reporters said 
the couple did not emerge until the next 
morning. Although Hart claimed she left 
before 1 a.m. through a back door, the ac- 
cusations were too much to overcome. A 
week later Hart pulled out of the campaign 
leaving the Democratic race wide open. 

Associated Press 

PTL leaders Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker sing and preach to the crowds at Heritage U.S.A. in North 
Carolina. Bakker was forced to give up his ministry when accusations of a sexual alliance with a 
church secretary seven years ago were proved true. 

Mets and 

both from New 
York, both top 

Prior to the 1986 season, the New 
York Mets Major League Baseball 
team and the New York Giants of the 
National Football League had one thing 
in common. They both knew how to 
avoid championship games at all cost. 
But before the year was over, the step- 
children of New York earned a double- 
dose of respect. 

While both teams became the reign- 
ing champions in their respective 
sports, each took a different route to 

In the sixth game of the World Series, 
it appeared the Boston Red Sox would 
deny the not-so miracle Mets of a cham- 
pionship they were favored to win. The 
Mets came to bat in the bottom of the 
ninth inning facing a 3-2 deficit and 
possible elimination from the Series. To 
make matters worse, Boston proceeded 
to retire the first two batters leaving 
themselves one out away from the 
World Series Championship. New York 

Associated Press 

Carried on the shoulders of his team, New York 
Giants coach Bill Parcells celebrates his victory 
over the Denver Broncos. 

Mets and Series MVP Ray Knight then re- 
mained as Boston's last road block to the 
championship. Knight stroked a single be- 
tween the legs of the Red Sox first 
baseman and kept the Mets alive. The 
Mets tied the game in the ninth inning and 
went on to win 5-3 in the tenth. 

The Mets did not waste their second 
chance and won game seven to claim the 
World Series. The Mets had snatched vic- 
tory from the jaws of defeat and thus 
became a team of destiny. The Giants, on 
the other hand, did not wait so long to 
establish themselves as the team to beat in 
the NFL. 

Bill Parcells' football Giants went on a 
rampage in 1986 which included a ten- 
game winning streak and a 16-2 record. 
The Giants ended the season with a victory 
over the Denver Broncos in the mis- 
matched Super Bowl XXI. Parcells may 
have been covered with Gatorade on 
Pasadena's sideline after the game, but 
they were drinking champagne in New 
York. The Giants returned to the Big Apple 
for the celebration and their first cham- 
pionship in 30 years. 

The Mets and the Giants were certainly 
not the only sports heroes America 
cheered this past year. 

Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard gave us his 
own version of the "Rocky" saga by com- 
ing out of retirement to defeat Marvelous 
Marvin Hagler in a controversial split- 
decision in Las Vegas. 

Alysheba rode to victory in the Ken- 
tucky Derby and the Preakness to claim 
two jewels in the Triple Crown, but was 
defeated by Bet Twice in the Belmont 

Wayne Gretzky led the Edmonton Oilers 
to the Stanley Cup final where they 
defeated the Philadelphia Flyers. 

Al (Jnser proved he had not quite lost his 
touch by winning his fourth Indianapolis 

Cocaine once again proved to be a lethal 
mix with sports as it claimed Maryland 
basketball player Lew Bias' life and side- 
lined Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden. Major 
league baseball also faced charges of 
racism when L.A. Dodgers general 
manager Al Campanis appeared on ABC's 
Nightline. Campanis told host Ted Koppell 
blacks did not have what it takes to be 
baseball managers. Forty-eight hours later 
he no longer had a job with the Dodgers 
and major league baseball was reminded of 
its poor treatment of blacks in ad- 
ministrative positions. 

Associated Press 

New York Mets' Gary Carter is lifted in the air by relief pitcher Jesse Orosco following the Mets 8-5 vic- 
tory over the Boston Red Sox in the seventh game of the World Series at New York's Shea Stadium. 


Winning It 

4 4^ t 

O s 

Associated Press 

Sailing across a blue-green ocean, "Stars and Stripes" cap- 
tained by Dennis Connor moves full speed ahead in its quest to 
capture the America's Cup and bring it home. 

a r s and 
Stripes" with 
her spinnaker set, sailed 
to victory as she defeated 
Kookaburra III in the 
fourth race of the 
America's Cup. Dennis 
Connor, the first skipper 
in more than a century to 
lose the cup, became the 
first to win it back as his 
boat defeated Kookaburra 
4-0 in the best of seven 
series. Americans were 
anxious to see the cup 
returned to its "rightful" 
place in the United 


Reputation Hurt by Arms Sales 

Associated Press 

The central character in the political hearings known as Iranscam or Irangate 
proved to be Lt. Col. Oliver North, who refused to testify in court yet seemed to 
be taking all the blame for the incident. 


Following congressional 
restrictions on Contra 
funding in 1984, 
members of the National 
Security Council reportedly 
devised a plan to funnel aid to 
the Nicaraguan rebel fighters. 
However, it was not until last 
November that Attorney 
General Edwin Meese disclosed 
the plan and its link with illegal 
arms sales to Iran. 

Senate and House commit- 
tees both began hearings into 

how the profits from the 
arms sales were channeled 
to IheContras. 

Unfortunately, initial in- 
vestigations revealed little 
because NSC director John 
Poindexter and his aide 
Oliver North refused to 
testify, invoking the Fifth 
Amendment. Their refusal 
followed their resignations 
and the replacement of 
White House Chief of Staff 
Donald Regan by Howard 
Baker. Regardless of the out- 
come, the Reagan Ad- 
ministration spent some 
time repairing the United 
States' reputation at home 
and abroad. 





Iceland Summit Useless 

Associated Press 

President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met in Reykjavik, 
Iceland, for a two-day summit in October to discuss arms control. The two leaders 
reached an impasse on testing of the U.S. Star Wars weaponry. 

Defense Initiative 
made any arms 
agreement with 
Soviet leader 
Mikhail Gorbachev 
impossible at Oc- 
tober's summit 
meeting in Reyk- 
javik, Iceland. 

The hastily called 
conference in Reyk- 
javik had been 
billed as a pre- 
summit. But when 
Gorbachev showed 
up with a series of 
sweeping new pro- 
posals, the United 
States was forced 
to call in top Amer- 

can arms negoti- 
ators to study the 

Gorbachev's fear of 
Strategic Defense 
Initiative and 
Reagans stub- 
borness to continue 
research made the 
summit a bitter 

The world watch- 
ed in frustration as 
two days in a 
hopeful discussion 
ended in stalemate 
over a single 
obscure defense 
theory that may 
never be developed 

Gorbachev would 
not relent in his in- 

sistence that 
Reagan's cher- 
ished Star Wars 
plan, designed to 
serve as a 
shield against 
ballistic missiles, 
be confined to 
Reagan was 
equally adamant 
that the U.S. re- 
tain the right not 
only to conduct 
scientific re- 
search on new 
weapons but to 
develop and test 
them as well. 


Associated Press 

Two Arab terrorists stormed Istanbul's main synagogue on September 6, killing more than 20 worshippers with submachine-gun fire. When police arrived, the 
terrorist detonated hand grenades and killed themselves. 

Terrorist Attacks in East 

Only hours after hijakers killed 17 
passengers on Pan Am flight 73 in 
Karachi last September, masked Arab gun- 
ners stalked into an Istanbul synagogue 

during a Sabbath service and murdered 20 
worshippers. The two terrorist acts served 
as a grim reminder that despite the U.S. at- 
tack on Libya in April 1986, terrorism was 
still alive. 

The Middle East, however, was not the 

only victim and site for terrorist attacks. 
Paris was taken on a terror rampage which 
included five bombings in 10 days. The ter- 
rorists were not shy either as they bombed 
City Hall, Police Headquarters and the 
Defense Ministry. The people of Paris 
received their own personal lesson of how 
an eye for an eye would make the whole 
world blind. 

Suddenly Sunk 

The United States again had to analyze 
its role in a foreign war after an Iraqi 
jet fired on a U.S. vessel in the Persian Gulf, 
killing 37 sailors. The killer attack was im- 
mediately followed by apologies and ex- 
planations for the tragic error from Iraq's 

For the United States though, the 
toughest explanations had to come from 
the Navy itself. The attacked ship, the USS 

Stark, was equipped with its own radar 
and should have detected the Exocet 
missile. The failure of the ship's system 
to protect the crew left the U.S. Navy 
with some difficult questions to answer 
as it buried its fallen sailors. Relatives 
gathered at the ship's home base in May 
Port, Fla., can only wonder if their loved 
ones will drift into obscurity and join 
those who invoke a nation's grief. 

Tax Changes 

The president signed into law in Oc- 
tober the broadest tax overhaul in 
a generation. The bill cut taxes for most 
workers while paring some prized 
deductions and boosting the tax burden 
on corporations. Rep. Dan Rosten- 
kowski, an Illinois Democrat, headed the 
House tax overhaul delegation and Sen. 
Bob Packwood, an Oregan Republican 
headed the delegation from the Senate. 


Quick and Easy Dosage 

of killer drug 

In December and January, "crack, " a 
concentrated form of cocaine usually 
smoked, was publicized all over magazines, 
newpapers and television news shows. 

The problem drug enforcement officials 
had with crack was the price. Cocaine in 
its traditional powder form was used main- 
ly by people in the upper-middle and upper 
economic classes because of its expense. 
But crack was made accessible to drug- 
users of all economic levels when sold on 
the streets for as little as $ 1 0. 

The media kept up the hype for a while, 
but when drug experts started complaining 
that the so-called "crack epidemic" was 
largely a figment of the media's imagina- 
tion, the hype died down. 

Associated Press 

They call it "crack" on the East Coast and "rock" on the West Coast. Whatever Its name, this refined, 
smokable form of cocaine may be the most addictive narcotic sold on the streets of America. 

AIDS Awareness 


he deaths of movie star Rock Hudson 

and entertainer/pianist Liberace 

were just two incidents that kept Acquired 

Immune Deficiency Syndrome in the news. 

With the reported cases of AIDS on the 

rise, blood collection agencies such as the 

Red Cross started screening all their blood 
for the virus. Once thought to be a disease 
spread primarily by 
homosexuals, the 


If you think you cant get it, 
youVe dead wrong. 

number of cases in the homosexual com- 
munity decreased while the number of 
reported cases in the heterosexual com- 
munity doubled. 

To educate the nation, a huge public 
awareness campaign was begun. The city 
of New York even distributed free condoms 
to residents of the city because of their ef- 
fectiveness in keeping the AIDS virus from 
spreading during sexual intercourse. 

Toxic Gas Kills 1,700 in Cameroon 

Deep under Lake Nios in northwestern 
Cameroon, the earth belched, and 
created havoc across the countryside with 
its deadly fumes from deep below the level 
of the land. 

A bubble of scalding gas rose to the sur- 
face. The wind carried it across the earth, 
and destruction with no cause or cure 
followed behind the poisonous air mass. 

Within minutes, more than 1,700 people 
were dead, burned by steam and choked by 
carbon dioxide and toxic gases. 

Associated Press 

Carcases of dead cows, listed as casualties killed by toxic gas, lay strewn across the countryside. 


Ferry Capsizes off Belgian Coast 

Associated Press 

Two tugs are moored alongside the ferry "Herald of Free Enterprise, " as it lies on its side in the ocean. The ferry capsized and 
49 bodies were recovered. 

The To wnsend- 
Thoresen ferry, 
Herald of Free Enter- 
prise, which capsized 
after leaving the Belgian 
port of Zeebrugge to 
make its daily journey 
across the channel ended 
its trip in a disaster in the 
middle of the ocean early 
on a Friday evening last 

At least 49 bodies were 
recovered and approx- 
imately 94 people were 
pronounced missing and 
feared dead. Only 405 
survived the accident. 

The ferry capsized 
when an operator in- 
advertently left a bow 
door open and water 
began rushing into the 
boat. The force and 
weight of the water was 
too much and before 
anything could be done, 
the vessel capsized. 

Dry Weather 


Associated Press 

A lone farmer surveys the damage done by the drought which spread across the nation and robbed 
farmers of their livelihood. This field of corn is dried beyond help. 

drought spread throughout the 
Southeast during 1986. It was the 
worst dry spell on record. 

At the peak of the drought, crops wilted 
from southern Pennsylvania all the way in- 
to northern Florida. Even after some rain, 
many farmers in the Carolinas, Georgia, 
Tennessee and Virgina were on the brink of 

Farm Aid, a group of rock musicians, 
banded together to give help to the farmers 
by staging a performance similar to Live 
Aid in which a mammoth concert involving 
all types of musicians and artists per- 
formed before huge crowds. 

The proceeds from the venture went to 
help farmers all across the nation, and 
especially those farmers in the Midwest 
who were suffering the brunt of the damag- 
ing drought. 


David Rigg 

David Rigg 

Surrounded By Vice 

Worshipped by seven 
deadly sins of envy, 
letchery, covetousness, 
sloth, pride, gluttony, and 
wrath, Faustus, played by 
senior drama major Jeff 
Gilliam, revels in the 
powers of evil. 

Tickling The Ivories 

Shut up in a basement 
practice room, freshman 
music education major 
Meredith Pender from 
Birmingham, refines her 
talents as she spends 
hours a day perfecting 
her playing abilities. 

Blackboard Basics 

Explaining the antics of 
Shirley the racing pig, 
Susan Silvernail, a pro- 
ducer for WBRC-TV 
Channel 6 News and 
part-time teacher in the 
communications depart- 
ment, recalls some of the 
interesting events of that 
morning's Country Boy 
Eddie show. 

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Academics Division 







^fetvtlute. — — - 

In the midst of 
campus activ- 
ities and social 
life, academics 
remained the 
core of student 
goals. Classes and 
studying were a 
large part of the life 
of a college student, 
though to the par- 
ents of some it did 
not seem that way. 

The University of- 
fered opportunites 
for growth in many 
academic areas and 
provided a renowned 
law school for those 
who wished to con- 
tinue their studies. 

The emphasis was 
on computers as 
labs were updated 

and a complete new 
computer system 
was introduced. 

New Deans and 
Vice-Presidents were 
brought in to over- 
see the departments 
and several new 
teachers were added 
to the faculty. 

Dr. Ruric Wheeler 
was named the first 
University Professor 
and was recognized 
as the fa'culty 
member with the 
most published 

Fitting important 
study time into a 
busy schedule 
became a part of the 


John Buchanan Award 

Freshman Forum 

Cumberland School of Law 

Part-Time Teachers 

John Buchanan School of Music 

Sports Medicine 

Computer Labs 

Who's Who 

Dr. Faustus 

Charlie Brown 

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 

Deans and Vice-Presidents 

President and Trustees 


Academics Division / 


Seniors who appreciated the teaching style of Dr. Bowden voted him 

Eleata @>i the Olmss 

©f the many traditions that 
were carried out during 
the year, the presentation 
of the John H. Buchanan 
Award was one of the most important. 

This award was first presented in 
1965. It was established from a gift by 
an anonymous donor as a memorial to 
Dr. Buchanan, who was associated with 
the Southside Baptist Church of Birm- 
ingham. Dr. Buchanan was an excellent 
representative of the character of a truly 
great teacher and he was well-known 
throughout the city as a "good minister 
of Jesus Christ." Dr. Buchanan also 
served as a long-time trustee to the 

The award was annually presented at 
the opening convocation of the year. 
Lew Amoid The reci- 
pient was 
from pro- 
f e s s o r s 
who were 
by grad- 
u a t i n g 

After voting, the top candidates were 
presented to a faculty committee that 
discussed and picked the re'cipient. The 
1986-1987 recipient of the award was 
Dr. Steve Bowden of the religion 

In addition to the basic religion 
classes and upper-level religion courses 
taken by religion majors, Bowden taught 
the ethics portion of a Law and Ethics 
class offered to mass communication 

students. The class addressed issues 
that the media faced. 

Dr. Bowden graduated from Vander- 
bilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and 
Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky. 

He has long been a popular teacher 
because of his skills in the classroom 
and his ability to relate the material 
studied to relevant happenings in the 
students' world. 

He has spoken in University convoca- 
tions and was the guest speaker on a 
Campus Ministries Retreat held in the 
fall of 1984. 

He identifies easily with the mind-set 
of the students because, as he put it, "I 
felt I had been there." 

Bowden began teaching because of 
his desire to answer the deep questions 
that he had asked as a college student. 

Although teaching was Dr. Bowden's 
most important role, he could also be 
found serving as an interim pastor for 
various churches throughout the area. 

Students were fascinated by his 
teaching and they were forced to learn 
in an active way. 

"Class was fun, but he never lost con- 
trol," said sophomore Chris Stearns, a 
religion/ human relations major from 
Huntsville. Dr. Bowden brought up con- 
troversial issues to make the students 
examine what they really believed in. 

He managed to bring the deep, 
unreachable questions to a level where 
students could study and digest them. 

"He could relate," said Rod Mar- 
shall, a senior religion/human relations 
major from Fort Walton Beach, Fla. □ 

-Rachel Pinson 

Making his point to an ethics class, Dr. Steve 
Bowden draws his students into an animated 
discussion. Bowden won the respect of students to 
the extent that the senior class voted him recipient 
of the John Buchanan Award. 

Birmingham Mews 

Dr. Steve Bowden, (above) accepts a silver 
platter and a check from the University from 
Dr. Ruric Wheeler. The platter is a traditional gift 
given to the recipient of the award. 

Showing the silver platter he received from 
the University as a token of the honor the 
senior class bestowed upon him, Steve Bowden 
and his wife, Janet proudly hold the shiny gift 
presented to the recipient of the John Buchanan 


Buchanan Award 

Giving his opinion on a topic under discus- 
sion, Dr. Steve Bowden tries to challenge 
his students into thinking through their beliefs. 
Bowden is a professor in the religion 

Asking a student to voice her opinion, Dr. 
Steve Bowden conducts his class as a 
seminar rather than a lecture course. The ethics 
class he teaches has always been popular 
among students. 

The Birmingham News 



David Rigg 

Whether truly interested or merely focusing 
their eyes on the teacher, these 
freshmen pay attention and take notes during a 
Monday morning class. 

Music professor Randall Richardson lec- 
tures freshmen who are interested in 
becoming music majors. Freshmen were re- 
quired to take a forum class that pertained to 
their major. 

David Rigg 


Freshman Forum 

A forum class was added to the curriculum to give students a 

Fpeaft start 

The course schedule listed 
numerous sections of S 101 
Forum, otherwise known as 
"Freshman Forum." This 
course was a new requirement, 
but it was clearly not a favorite after its 
first semester. 

The course was designed to allow 
freshmen to become acquainted with 
other freshmen in their major area and 
to allow them to become familiar with 
the University and its resources. This 
course also served as a chance to get to 
know some of the professors and ad- 
ministrators in various areas of the 

In some classes, these purposes were 
clearly stated and fulfilled. In others, 
however, some students never knew 
why they were there or what they were 
supposed to do. 

The students were assigned to classes 
based on their major. Various professors 
in a variety of schools and departments 
were responsible for conducting these 

Undecided students were placed in 
classes in which they discussed several 
different departments and programs. 
Students were assigned projects and ac- 
tivities to reinforce their discussions 
about various opportunities in their 

Activities included: colleges that 
represented themselves, interviews with 
professors and community 
businessmen and women, research of 
different companies, etc. Some 
teachers gave the students points for 
becoming involved in the extracurricular 
aspects of the campus. For instance 
points were given if a student attended a 
football game, an SUT play, Break 
Away, or became involved in the Stu- 
dent Government Association or cam- 
pus publications such as the Entre Nous 
or the Crimson. Kelly Trotman, a 

Fighting back the yawns, a classroom full 
of freshmen concentrate on staying 
awake during their freshman forum class. 
The class was designed to involve freshmen 
in University life. 

David Rigg 

freshman undecided major from Birm- 
ingham, said "I suppose the class was a 
good way to learn about the University, 
but I didn't enjoy it. Next year's freshmen 
should have to take the class, because if 1 
had to suffer through it, they should too." 

The class, however, was not only about 
majors and job opportunities. It was also a 
time for students to become acquainted 
with other freshmen on campus. For 
most students, it was their first time liv- 
ing away from home and this served to 
help them find some new friends and a 
group that they could relate to. These 
friendships and commonalities would last 
far beyond the time frame of the "borum 
forum" that they originally endured. 

A final reason for the class was to ac- 
quaint freshmen with the University. 
Special care was taken to show the 
students helpful aspects of the campus 
such as the 
library, the com- 
puter labs and 
gymnasium fa- 
cilities. This 
orientation al- 
lowed the 
students to feel 
more at home in 
their new sur- 

received only 
one hour credit 
for the class that 
could only be 

counted as an elective credit. Grades 
were determined on a pass/fail system. 

David Owenby, a freshman from 
Dothan, said, "The course curriculum 
needed to be focused on the needs and 
issues that are pertinent to the student 
and not on the minor influences that 
seemed to permeate the material 
covered." □ 

-Rachel Pinson 

David Anderson, (above) a freshman from 
Dothan, listens to professor Randall Richard- 
son as he conducts the freshman forum class. The 
class met once a week to discuss different aspects 
of their major and of the University. 



First year law student Alice Durkee, of Mont- 
gomery, spends an entire weekend study- 
ing for an evidence exam given on Monday 

President of the Cumberland Student Bar 
Association, John Bond of Montgomery, 
and his roommate Stuart Smith of Spartanburg, 
S.C., aim their snowballs at unfortunate 
students passing in front of the law school. 

David Rigg 






132 / Law School 

C concentrating in the quiet atmosphere of the 
law library, Randy Walton of Hampton, Va., 
commits to memory the complicated rules of the 
aw system. 

David Rigg 

Moot court, speaker's forum and law parties are all a part of learning 

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Bomb threats and a fire caused a 
great commotion at the law school 
during the fall semester. The threats 
and the fire spanned a period from October 
17 to October 23, and the vandalism took 
place November 8. 

Law enforcement officials as well as 
school officials were reluctant to talk about 
the threats and vandalism while they were 
still under investigation. One campus 
security officer, who refused to give his 
name, said, "I can't even talk to you about 

Students in the Cordell Hull Law Library 
estimated that the first call came around 
11:45 on the 17th, with most students in 
the building unaware that a threat had been 
made. The personnel of the library told 
students after the first threat that if any 
more occurred that the lights of the library 
would be flashed on and off so students 
would know when to evacuate the building. 

Friday's threat was followed by two 
more threats that weekend. One came 
around 8:00 Saturday night and the other 
at 8:30 Sunday night. 

Through all the threats, no actual 
damage was done to the building. Then on 
Tuesday the 21st a fire, believed to be the 
work of an arsonist, was reported in the 
ladies lounge outside the law library. At 
about 10:15 p.m. Charles Kingsbury, a 
Cumberland student discovered a fire in 
the ladies lounge when he saw smoke com- 
ing from under the lounge door. He said 
that three hotplates and an oven had been 
"turned on as high as they would go with 
some plastic styrofoam stretched across 
them." Kingsbury said that the fire was 
"obviously deliberately set. The flames 
were just inches from the ceiling." 

David Rigg 

Kingsbury used water from a nearby 
sink to put out the flames he estimated 
at being about four feet high. The 
Homewood Fire Marshall viewed the fire 
as first-degree arson. One represen- 
tative of the fire department said, "It 
was kind of doubtful that anyone was 
about to cook, and this kind of arson, 
depending on the judge, could get you 
up to 20 years in jail." 

Fire department officials would not 
comment on the relationship between 
the bomb threats and the fire, but did 
not rule out a connection between the 
two. All was quiet at the law school for 
one day anyway. On Thursday, 
however, another bomb threat was 
called in. Gail Hardy, a law school 
employee received two calls at work 
The first 
said "the 
are going 
to start at 
and the 
second call 

about 10 minutes later and said we "had 
better get out of the building." The 
whole building was evacuated, except 
for one class where the professor just ig- 
nored the alarms and kept on lecturing. 

When asked about the threats, one 
law student said, "You're not going to 
get anybody to talk about it up here." 

No bomb was found, but the 
Homewood Police and the FBI in- 
vestigated all the incidents.D 

-Clayton Wallace 

David Rigg 

Flipping through sheets of rules to 
memorize for a 47 page exam on 
evidence, first year student Keith Franklin, 
(above) of Mobile , studies in his apartment. 

Ousted from their classes, first year law 
students sit on the grass outside the 
law school as the fire department in- 
vestigates the second floor flames found in 
the ladies lounge. The fire was put out 
before it spread through the building. 



Visiting teachers gave students a chance to take new classes and see a 

nnBB| wo teachers that conducted 
y I ||U classes on campus this year 
™"J were not a part of the regular 
University faculty. Dr. Bob Crider and 
Susan Silvernail, gave students a break 
from the professors they were used to 
learning from and provided variety in the 

Dr. Crider, a full-time missionary to 
Spain, and father to University students 
Stephanie and Todd Crider, taught a class 
in Spanish history. 

The class which was held during the 
two-week Jan term period dealt with the 
political development of Spain, the 
geography of the country and the social 
and religious movements of the popula- 
tion. Catholicism in Spain was studied 

because of the 
great effect it 
had on the 
history of the 

Junior Sally 
Johnson, a 
history major 
from Florence, 
said, "The class 
was really com- 
prehensive and 
very interesting. 
He managed to 
pack enough information into those two 
weeks as we would get in a regular 

The class was made up of history 

David Rigg 

students and political science majors. 
They formed groups to discuss the 
history and do role play. They also did 
map exercises and tried to solve 
Spanish civil war problems. 

The 20 students who made up the 
class enjoyed the expertise of a teacher 
who currently lived in the country they 
were learning about. 

Another teacher who brought per- 
sonal experience and knowledge into 
the classroom was WBRC-TV Channel 6 
producer, Susan Silvernail. 

Silvernail taught an introduction to 
broadcasting class for journalism/ mass 
communication students. The class, 
held from 6:00 to 9:00 on Tuesday 
nights during the fall semester, gave 
students a history of broadcasting and 
the directions it is taking in the 1980s. 

The class took a tour of the Channel 6 
newsroom, and sat in during the broad- 
casting of the 10 p.m. news, in addition 
to their regular classroom activities. 
They also had the benefit of hearing 
speakers who were experts on the dif- 
ferent fields they were studying. 

The class was just as educational for 
me," said Silvernail. "I learned from 
them, they gave me a real education." 

The students who took the three hour 
class each did a paper on some aspect 
of the business. The class presentations 
gave the class an even greater 
knowledge of what was open to them in 
the field of broadcasting. □ -Haiiie v on Hagen 

Enjoying a sunny day during Jan term, Dr. 
Bob Crider (above) inspects the completed 
bridge that leads to Beeson Woods. Crider 
taught a Spanish history class during the two- 
week Jan term period. 

John Puckett, Tommy Ray, Elizabeth Griffiths 
and Stephanie Nunn listen intently during a 
class discussion. This broadcasting class was 
part of the mass communication curriculum and 
met on Tuesday nights. 


Visiting Teachers 

David Rigg 

Describing a point to her class, Susan Silver- 
nail interests her students in the field of 
broadcasting. Silvernail is a producer at 
WBRC-TV Channel 6 News who took time out to 
teach a broadcasting class. 

Driving home an important point to his class, 
Dr. Bob Crider explains the facts of 
Spanish history. The class was offered to in- 
terested students during Jan Term. 




Students in the music school put in hours of practice in order to make 

Swttt Not! 

hhmh| he John H. Buchanan School of 
■J I |y Music was another growing 

■£| aspect of University success. 

In the fall, the school experienced the 
largest freshmen class ever. These 
freshmen were spread throughout various 
sections of the school. Voice teachers 
averaged around 17 freshmen students. 

The school received a donation from the 
estate of Myrtle Jones-Steele to establish 
an endowment fund. The sum of $15,000 
was bequeathed for the fund. In the future, 
the income from this amount will be 
presented to a piano-organ student who 
will be designated as the Jones-Steele 

The music activity hour, commonly 
known as "Happy Hour," was a weekly 

David Rigg e V e n t . 

Students had 
the opportuni- 
ty to perform 
in front of 
their teachers 
and peers. 
The time was 
a vital part of 
the music 
students' education. In addition to student 
performances, faculty, guest artists and 
other groups performed on a regular basis. 
Many students saw this time as useless 
and a waste. The words "Happy Hour" 
were used by many as a sarcastic way to 

describe the Thursday afternoon time 
that was a required event. Those who had 
the nerve- rackingjob of performing 
before their teachers and classmates cer- 
tainly did not consider the hour "happy. ' ' 
Others, however, saw the opportunity as 
a good time for learning. 

Another trying episode for music 
students came during exam time when 
the teachers held juries. Students were 
graded on their performances and the ex- 
perience was a difficult period for 
students who tried hard to hit just the 
right notes. 

The Sam ford Opera Workshop in- 
volved several students and faculty 
members. They presented The Pirates of 
Penzance . Professor Randall Richarson 
sang the tenor lead in this production, 
and Dean Martha Ann Cox made a cameo 
appearence to the delight of the 

The University Chorale and other 
music students were honored when they 
appeared int he Civic Centerwiththe 
Alabama Symphony Orchestra in their 
spring production of Turandot . 

This school became a family as they 
spent most of their time in class or with 
each other. They were a very tight-knit 
group. The school was proud of its 
students and the education they provided 
them. As always, the attitude of ex- 
cellence was the force behind the effort. 

-Chip Colee and Rachel Pinson 

Adjusting her tape recorder as she listens to 
music, Robin Campbell, a sophomore music 
major from Cullman, works in the music lab. Music 
majors put in many extra hours of lab and practice 

David Rigg 

Picking out notes on an electric guitar, 
(above) members of the jazz band prepare 
for a performance. 

Beating out the melody on his drum set, this 
music student keeps his drumsticks going 
as he plays along with the rest of the band. 

David Rigg 

136 / 

Music School 

^^ ecluding herself in a basement practice 
^^ room, Nancy Snell, a graduate student 
from Birmingham, uses this quiet place to prac- 
tice the piano. The small rooms are in constant 
use by students. 

Making her cameo appearance, Dean Mar- 
tha Ann Cox acts in the Samford Opera 
Workshop's fall production of The Pirates of 
Penzance. Cox was asked to be a part of the 
student-cast opera. 

David Rigg 



Reaching out to a player who was hurt on the 
field, Ed Harris, one of the team's trainers, 
checks for injuries. The trainers are a vital part 
of the team support. 

Defensive tackle, Harper Whitman, a junior 
accounting major from Helena, is helped 
off the field by trainer Ed Harris. Injuries are a 
common occurrence in the life of a football 

David Rigg 

130 / Sports Medicine 

Helping with injuries in athletic events, sports medicine majors are more than just 


thletic training is the preven- 
tion, care, treatment and 
rehabilitation of athletic in- 
juries. On campus and on the field, 
athletic training has been a serious 
business. Gnder the supervision of Head 
Athletic Trainer Chris Gillespie and 
Assistant Athletic Trainer Ed Harris, 
Bulldog athletes received top-notch 
medical care. 

Gillespie and Harris, along with stu- 
dent athletic trainers Kent Duncan, An- 
dy Plemons, Katie Marcum, Laura Mc- 
Cullough, Tom Berger, Don Pardue, 
Robie Ragland, and Andy Withrow of- 
fered medical coverage to all inter- 
collegiate sports programs. A staff of 
dedicated physicians, headed by Dr. 
Earle Riley, worked with the athletic 
training program in order to help 
athletes stay as healthy as possible so 
that they might perform to the best of 
their abilities. 

A new athletic training facility was 
opened in August 1986. The facility in- 
cluded space for taping and splinting, a 
physician's examination area, treatment 
area, rehabilitation area, hydrotherapy 
room and the head athletic trainer's of- 
fice. The facility offered state-of-the-art 
treatment modalities and rehabilitation 

A curriculum in athletic training was 
offered in the Health, Physical Educa- 
tion, and Recreation Department. The 
athletic training facility was used in this 
curriculum so that students could gain 
much needed practical experience. 
Young aspiring trainers could gain a 
quality education in the classroom as 
well as in the athletic training room. 
This program was designed to help pro- 
mote athletic training as a career and to 
put qualified athletic trainers into the job 
market. □ 

-Chris Gillespie 

David Rigg 

Examining the injured shoulder of defensive 
back Tony Johnson from Florida City, Fla., 
Laura McCullough, a senior education major 
from Tuscumbia, applies the techniques she 
has learned in her sports medicine classes. 

Sophomore Leslie Parks (above) works on 
rehabilitating an injured arm with weight 
equipment from the sports medicine department. 





Freshman music education major Brian 
Stanley of Trussville, leams the intricacies 
of typing on an IBM Word Perfect program. 

Typing an end-of-the-year paper, Nova 
LaCross, a senior mass communication 
major, utilizes the computers in the journalism 

John Puckett 



MtfN 00** 


Computer Labs 

he new computer facilities were installed in 
Brooks Hall turning the entire third floor in- 
jtoa computer area. 

David Rigg 

Students in the new Labs are getting their first taste of 

Bits Ana Wwtm 

^m^^I omputer Services, located on 

mjH ^ the third floor of Samford 
^mmpr Hall, began moving last 
semester and completed the transition 
in March, said Richard Duncan, director 
of Computer and Telecommunications 

The offices and staff that occupied 
roughly 6,000 square feet were ex- 
panding to about 10,000 square feet in 
Brooks Hall, Duncan said. 

With the addition of terminals in each 
teachers' office, the University system 
was progressively converting to a new 
IBM compatible mainframe called 
AMDAHL. This system would be able to 
use any and all programs of an IBM 

The move will not inconvenience 
students since the registration process 
will also be converting to a system that 
can be completed in their adviser's of- 
fice, Duncan explained. Students will 
ultimately have the advantage of linking 
a terminal into the mainframe with a 
telephone modem, whether they live in 
a dorm or an apartment off-campus. 

Once the Honeywell mainframe 
system, which was then being used, was 
converted to IBM, it was sold. The com- 
plete process took almost a year. 

As of last fall, the Gniversity had four 
computer labs for the students and the 
faculty to use. They were located in the 
Journalism/Mass Communication 
department, business and law schools 
and Brooks Hall. Each lab had 16-18 

Duncan said the new computers have 
"much more capacity on the larger 
system.'' The Honeywell only had 125 
terminals whereas the IBM will have 


Brooks Hall was chosen because it 
was "the only space on campus to bring 
the people and offices together on one 
floor,'' Duncan said. "We're not using all 
the space, some will be left to expand in- 
to as we implement the rest of the 
CATS study." 

The new location was also used as the 
Astronomy observatory. Duncan said 
students will have the same access to 
the observatory. The only changes 
noticed will be the remodeling into an 
office area and a new storage room for 
the astronomy equipment. 

All of the changes; computer labs, 
teachers' office terminals and a new 
mainframe were the result of a complete 
and thorough study called CATS Long- 
range Plan. 
The com- 
plete im- 
ation of the 
study will 
take three 
to five 


also said that the giant steps now being 
taken will put us ahead of most univer- 
sities our size and larger in the country. 
"We want students to come out ahead 
of their peers at other schools and be an 
expert in whatever field they choose to 
study, whether it be history, law, 
physics or journalism. 

CATS was designed to educate and 
improve the literacy of students, to 
'"give them a little bit of an edge," Dun- 
can said □ 

-Cindy Padgett 

David Rigg 

Working at the main terminal, located on 
the bottom floor of Sanford Hall Staff 
members input information. 

Looking surprised at the information given 
him (above) this student tries to work out 
problems in the Math Lab. 




Selected by faculty. Who's Who students prove to be 

LOrild A DIGS, aiumor from San (.dilosde 
Bariloche. Argentian; Deans List; president. Delta 
Nu Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, Ministerial Associa- 
tion; 1986-87 MK Coordinator. 

Kimberll AItOI1 t a fifth year senior from 
Paducah, Ky.; president of the Alpha Gamma 
Chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma; Student American 
Pharmaceutical Association; Drug Abuse Speech 
Team, pianist, Baptist Pharmacy Fellowship. 

EmOry B6rry, a junior from Marion; 
Dean's List; Barber's Dairy Scholarship; National 
Associatoin of Accountants, assistant pledge trainer, 
Alpha Kappa Psi; president, Samford Association of 
Business majors; Executive Committee, Accounting 
Association; Chi Omega Man; Junior Class Escort. 

CjU^^OT&ZCr, a senior from Tuscumbia, Stu- 
dent Research Grant; Pi Gamma Mu; Phi Alpha Theta; 
president. Bishops Guild Debate Society; president 
College Democrats; chairman, Inter-University Coun- 
cil of the Student Activities Council; College Bowl, 
Simulated United Nations Competition; columnist anc 
editorialist for the Samford Crimson. 

L3MCC V-Ole, a senior from Duluth. Ga.; Na- 
tional Dean's List; Presser Scholar; National Associa- 
toin of Teachers of Singing Competition, Phi Eta 
Sigma. Pi Kappa Lambda; Samford University Opera 
Workshop, A Capella Choir. 

LiSa COmptOll, a senior horn HunKville. 
Honors Program; Omicron Delta Kappa, Hypatia, Phi 
Chi Theta; Paralegal Association; Senator, Paralegal 
School; Student Senate, Head of Academic Affairs 
Division; University Curriculum Committee; Univer- 
sity Constitution Revision Committee. 

Paill Vllllp, a senior from Albertville; vice- 
president. Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society; Pi 
Gamma Mu. Phi Alpha Theta; German Club. College 
Bowl Team. 

Leigh Ann DabbS, senior paralega 
major from Vestavia Hills; Nu Epsilon Delta; Dean - 
List; Honors Scholarship; Crimson staff reporter 
pledge class vice commander, Public Affairs officer 
Rush chairman. Angel of the Month. 

lOnatnan Day t a senior from Gadsden, 
piano performance major; National Dean's list; Per- 
forming Arts Program; Shades Mountain Baptist 
Church College Ensemble, Samford Concerto-Aria 
competition; Samford Orchestra. 


John Franklin, a senior from Marietta. 
Ga., Dean's List; Phi Kappa Phi; National Honor 
Society; Phi Gamma Mu, Phi Alpha Theta; Senator; 
School of Arts and Sciences; Senate Committee, 
Genesis Project; Executive Council of Campus 
Ministries/BSU; Inner City Mission Team; Family 
Court Mission Team. Spanish Club. 

La UflC Vieiger 9 a senior double major in 
French and Spanish from Vina del Mar. Chile; Sigma 
Delta Pi; vice-president, secretary; Kappa Omicron; 
Pi Gamma Mu; French Club; Spanish Club. 

Linda Geiger, a senior from Vina Dt 
Mar. Chile; Hypatia; president, secretary, physic 
education majors clubs; Cross Country and Trac I 
Teams; Best Female Physical Education Major f< I 


Ron HaSkamp, a senior from Birm- 
ingham, president, Genesis Project; College 
I Republicans. Outstanding Young Men of America; 
I Publicity, Step Sing, and Entertainment Committees 
of the Student Activities Council; historian, vice- 
president, and president of Sigma Chi fraternity; Big 
Brother and Sweetheart for Delta Zeta Sorority; 
I Distinguished Greek of America; Best Brother for 
Sigma Chi fraternity. 

AlllSOn Holleman, a senior from 
Franklin, Tenn.; Genesis Project; Senior Honoree; 
Hanging of the Green; Pi Gamma Mu; vice-president, 
Sigma Tau Delta; Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity, in- 
tramural chairman, historian, and recording 
secretary; Best Pledge. ZTA Crown Development 
Trust Fund Scholarship recipient; Varsity Tennis 
Team; College Council of Shades Mountain Baptist 
Church; Discipleship leader; Head Resident Assis- 

Marietta, Ga.; Samford Honors Program; Phi Kappa 
Phi; National Honor Society; vice-president. Phi Eta 
Sigma; chaplain, Samford Association of Business 
Majors; Ministerial Association; Samford Band; 
Outstanding Junior Award, School of Business; 
editor. Business Monthly, president. College Council 
of Shades Mountain Baptist Church; division direc- 
tor, Student Activities Council; Academic Affairs 
Committee; University Business Committee. 

DOUg /HOOre, a senior from Raleigh, N.C.; 
Gwen Melton Memorial Scholarship; Outstanding 
Young Men in America; Association of Business Ma- 
jors; Sigma Chi fraternity, intramural chairman, hous- 
ing chairman, and assistant pledge trainer; 
Sweetheart, Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity; varsity soccer, 
cross-country; Student Activities Council; Division 
Head, University Affairs Committee; Constitutional 
Revisory Committee; Student/Faculty Committee; 

Johnny PadaliriO, a senior from Bir- 
mingham; a Senior Honoree. Hanging of the Green; 
vice-president, Ministerial Association; Ministerial 
Association Member of the Year; Interim Director, 
I Baptist Center of Birmingham. 

VlTCg ParKCr, a senior from Decatur; 
Dean's List; Outstanding Young Men of America 
Award; president, music educators national con- 
ference; president, student division for the Alabama 
Music Educators Association; Samford Opera 
Workshop; Samford Performing Arts Program. Sam- 
ford A Capella choir; Sweetheart, Delta Omicron 
Sorority; Phi Mu Alpha, Synfonia recording 
secretary, treasurer, and president. 

mathematics major from Homewood. graduated with 
a 4.00 average. He was in Band; Math Club treasurer, 
vice-president, and president. He was in Pi Mu Ep- 
silon; Phi Kappa Phi, and served on SGA committees. 
He received the Freshman Presidents! Merit Scholar- 
ship; Mathematics Achievement Award, Phi Kappa 
Phi Award and Phi Eta Sigma Outstanding Junior. 

Marsha PritChett, a senior from Gulf 
Breeze, Fla.; Cheerleader; Step Sing choreographer; 
choreographer, Miss Entre Nous Pageant; Physical 
Education Majors Club, Swimming Instructor, In- 
structor for the Samford University Motor Lab; Sum- 
mer Missionary, West Virginia; Gymnastics Instruc- 
tor; Women's Intramural Supervisor; Delta Zeta 
Sorority, vice-president of membership. 

Atlanta. Ga.; Hypatia; Association of Business Ma- 
, jors; Phi Chi Theta; Alpha Lambda Delta; Genesis 
Project; Vivian Van Sise scholarship; Alpha Kappa 
Psi scholarship; Joseph L. Hurt scholarship; Dean's 
list; highest class honors; Greek pageant director; 
Miss Entre Nous pageant, assistant director; Sam- 
ford Mascot; Alpha Delta Pi sorority, executive vice- 
president, treasurer, pledge class secretary, model 
pledge; Pi Kappa Phi little sister. 

Kim ThOmhlll, a senior from Arab; Pi 
Mu Epsilon; vice-president, Hypatia; secretary, 
Senior Class; Executive Council. Campus Ministries; 
president, Panhellenic Council; Little Sister, Sigma 
Chi fraternity; Homecoming Queen, 1986; Alpha 
Delta Pi Sorority. 

! Diana WOOCI, a senior paralegal studies 

I major from Equality, served as a Resident Assistant 

! for Smith Dormitory. She was a member of Phi Mu 

sorority where she served as vice-president her 

senior year. She was a little sister for Pi Kappa Phi 


Larry Yarborough, a senior jour- 

nalism/mas communications major from Nashville 
Tenn.. served as senior president assistant for Pitt- 
man dorm. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity 
where he served as vice-president. He was voted 
"Friendliest Male Student" of 1986. and was voted 
"Mr. Legs" during Sigma Chi Derby Days for two 
years. He was chosen to represent the school as Mr. 
Samford for 1987. He was a big brother for Phi Mu 

.ynthia Tldwell, a senior international 
relations major from Pell City; student secretary to 
the history department; president. Hypatia; presi- 
dent, Phi Alpha Theta; secretary. Honors Council; 
secretary-treasurer. Pi Delta Phi; vice-president. 
Alpha Psi Omega; honors program; Rotary Club In- 
ternational scholarship for graduate study in 
Singapore 1987; Colonial Dames scholarship; SCI 
theatre; delegate. Model United Nations; William P. 
Dale history award; Pi Gamma Mu; Dean's List. 

Not Pictured: Peggy Barker, 
Lee Ann Blackmon, Sherry 
Brasfield, William Davis, 
Tammy Evans, Edwina 
Forstman, Joan Friar, Jeff 
Gilliam, Shawn Harden, 
Frank Harris, Peggy 
Hooker, Lisa Iulianelli, 
Marlin Johns, Paul 
Johnson, Beverly Jones, 
Greg Long. 

NiCOle VanOy, a senior from Lafayette. 
La.; travelling theatre squad. "All Aboard for Birm- 
ingham." Alpha Psi Omega; Top Freshman Theatre 
Student; Act:8; cast of "Dr. Faustus". "You're A 
Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "Ballad of the Sad 

Not Pictured: Leigh Fran 
Martin, Lisa Morrison, Dana 
Penn, Chris Perkins, Greg 
Pouncey, Robin Rosdick, 
Susan Sheffield, Janet 
Smith, Karen Stanley, 
Eleanor Vance, Maria 
White, Kim Wren. Photos by 
David Rigg 



The fall production of Dr. Faust us offered students 



or six nights, a man was hound- 
ed by the Devil himself. He was 
eventually cast into the pit of Hell 
as onlookers sat by and did nothing to help 
him. Actually, most of them applauded un- 
til their hands were raw. 

Fortunately, all of this occurred in a play, 
although it was so realistic, so powerful, 
that at times the audience had trouble 
remembering that it was only acting. 

The play was Dr. Faustus, by Goethe, 
and for six nights it held audiences cap- 
tivated with the story of a man who made a 
deal with the Devil himself, and paid the 
ultimate price. 

Two different aspects of the play com- 
bined to make it an unforgettable perfor- 
mance — the set and the acting. Both of 
David R >99 these com- 

ponents are im- 
portant in any 
play yet they 
were often taken 
for granted and 
only noticed 
when one or the 
other appeared 
and inadequate. 
Not so in this 
case. The two 
meshed perfect- 
ly to create a grim, forboding atmosphere; 
the perfect setting for the tragic story of 

The stage was draped with dark cover- 
ings and odd figures. Special effects in- 
cluded explosions and smoky screens. 

Stage manager Greg Patterson said, 
"Because of the nature and complexity of 
the show, we all laughed when the choice 
of Dr. Faustus was announced. But after 

the show was over, we realized that we 
had staged a production that most 
universities would never consider 

Dr. Faustus was the story of a man 
filled with pride in the amount of 
knowledge he had attained. In his in- 
satiable quest for power, Faustus turned 
to the black arts and learned the secrets 
of sorcery. Using his newly discovered 
power, he summoned the Devil's hen- 
chman, Mephistopholes, and willingly 
sold his soul to become a master 
sorcerer. However, Faustus was only 
allowed a certain period of time in which 
to practice his arts, and when that time 
had elapsed, the Devil claimed him; tur- 
ning a deaf ear to Faustus' pleas for 
mercy and more time. 

There were only two major roles in 
Dr. Faustus : the title character was 
brought to life in a brilliant performance 
by Jeff Gilliam, and Dan Neil was equal- 
ly electrifying as Mephistopholes. There 
were roughly 40 other roles in the play, 
none of which was very large; however, 
since the director wanted a small cast, 
the remaining actors each took on six or 
seven different roles. 

Other cast members included: Penny 
Edwards, Peggy Barker, Wayne Patter- 
son, Eddie Lightsey, Nellie Campbell, 
Nicole Vanoy, and Marty Johnson. 

Rather than feeling intimidated by the 
difficulty of presenting such a play, cast 
members threw themselves into the 
task. The result was six nights of sparkl- 
ing entertainment for students as well as 
the community at large.D 

-John Puckett 


ephistopheles, (above) Lucifer and 
Beelzebub observe Faustus from high 

above the stage. Their outstretched arms spell 

doom for the tormented Faustus. 

Faustus displays the awesome power receiv- 
ed from Lucifer by sprouting a new head 
after the original was removed by a single 
sword stroke. 



Dr. Faustus 

David Rigg 

Terrorized by two demons conjured from a 
spell book, a stable boy played by Nicole 
Vanoy, covers his ears to block out their 
frightening screams. 

Faustus, played by senior theatre major Jeff 
Gilliam, receives some fatal advice from 
Mephistopheles before exchanging his soul for 
knowledge. The evil character of 
Mephistopheles was played by Dan Neil. 

David Rigg 



The appearance of Schultz favorites filled the stage with an abundance of 

GomlG OtfeMPMrt©? 

H flai W Bll fl| ^ e SCIT's production of 

I -You- re A Good Man 

Charlie Brown " marked 

^«J many firsts for those 


The show represented the first time 
theatre students produced their own 
musical on the main stage. Past musicals 
had been a combined venture of the School 
of Music and the theatre department. 

According to Harold Hunt, head of the 
department of Speech Communication and 
Theatre, the department tried to offer a 
variety of shows to go from the "classics 
like we did in Dr. Faustus to the more 
modern and uplifting type, like Charlie 
Brown." Hunt said he believes it will be a 
good change for the students. 
Alumna Carole Armistead, who was mak- 
Dav,dR,gg ing her debut 
as a director, 
agreed. "With 
Brown placed 
between two 
heavy shows 
it made it 
seem that 
much fresher 
and gave it an aliveness," she said. 

The show, written by Clarke Gesner, was 
based on the comic strip by Charles 
Schultz. It brought to life six of the major 
comic characters: Charlie Brown, Linus, 
Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder and 

Peggy Barker who portrayed Lucy, said, 
"The show was not an easy one to do. The 
whole show was little moments, the things 
you don't appreciate that make children 

Armistead, a veteran of the stage who 
performed in numerous Samford pro- 
ductions as well as Birmingham's Town 
and Gown Theatre, said the show took a 
new approach, right down to the look 
and feel of the set. 

Greg Patterson, who took on his first 
role as a set designer, backed up what 
Armistead said. "The whole stage was 
made to look abstract like a child had 
cut it (the scenery) out and done it for 
himself," he said. 

"Of course this show couldn't be 
done realistically anyway. For example, 
you couldn't have a real dog playing 
Snoopy, so we decided to make it very 
abstract," Patterson said. 

"This show was not to have a deep 
meaning to the audience," Armistead 
said, "most people don't have the 
courage to let out their emotions, so 
they go to the theatre to see 

Barker agreed, "everbody sees part of 
themselves in these characters. The 
best thing about the whole play was that 
you saw every child in it." 

According to cast member Shawn 
Harden, "each character had his own lit- 
tle niche, which set him apart from the 

Paul Johnson, who played Lucy's 
younger brother Linus, added "Linus 
was a young Thomas Edison, he thinks 
a lot, that's what sets him apart from 
the others." 

Jeff Gilliam, who portrayed Charlie 
Brown said, "it's fun just to get up there 
and have a good time and know others 

are tOO." D -Eddie Lightsey 

Sitting dejectedly on the stage Linus hangs 
onto his blanket for support as he listens to 
his sister Lucy deliver one of her famous long 

David Rigg 

David Rigg 

Charlie Brown (above) attentively listens to 
his best friend Snoopy as the talented dog 
entertains the audience with a song about his 
favorite time of day, Suppertime. 

Lounging in a way that only Snoopy has 
mastered, the famous Schultz charater cap- 
tures the hearts of audience members en- 
chanted to see their old cartoon favorite come 
to life. 


Charlie Brown 

Presenting a typical pessimistic Charlie 
Brown face, the familiar character comes to 
life during SUT's winter production of You're A 
Good Man Charlie Brown . 

Talking to a spunky Peppermint Patty, 
Schroeder tries to explain the importance 
of music to a tomboy. 


David Rigg 

Fiesty Miss Amelia, played by senior Nicole 
Vanoy, argues with Henry Macy, played by 
senior Paul Johnson, at a table in the cafe. In 
the background sits Merlie Ryan, one of the 
residents of the town, who was played by 
Ashley Vance. 

Preparing to force his way into Miss Amelia's 
home, Marvin Macy, played by senior 
theater major Jeff Gilliam, leans against the 
side of Miss Amelia's cafe. The play dealt with 
the confrontation between Miss Amelia and 
Marvin Macy. 

David Rigg 

148 / 

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 

A hunch-backed man, a tomboyish woman and a bitter husband all led to 

1POSI.3IO MOXffe.%E1.tSl 

_!!___ he final theatre produc- 

I tion of The Ballad Of The 

■J J Sad Cafe closed the 

Ji| season in a dramatic way. 

The play, written by 

Edward Albee, was based on the novella 

written by Carson McCulla, and was 

performed in Harrison Theatre on April 


The play centered around the tom- 
boyish figure of Miss Amelia. She 
dressed in jeans and cowboy boots and 
always commanded the utmost respect 
of the townspeople. No one called her 
anything but "Miss Amelia." 

She owned a local store which 
developed into a cafe that became the 
central meeting place for all the 

The small country town located on 
the Georgia-Alabama border was full of 
a host of interesting characters. From 
gruff Miss Amelia, conservative Henry 
Macy, and nosy Emma Hale to the 
outspoken Rainey twins, outlandish 
Cousin Lymon and intriguing Marvin 
Macy, the audience could identify with 
the small-town characters. The set was 
a dull and dreary one centered around 
the small room that made up Miss 
Amelia's cafe. The cast of townspeople 
moved on and off the stage and in and 
out of Miss Amelia's life. 

The story was told by narrator Peggy 
Barker, who through flashbacks, tried to 
answer the question put by Cousin 
Lymon and the audience of: Who is 
Marvin Macy? 

The story explains the 10-day mar- 
riage of Marvin Macy and Miss Amelia, 
their separation and the return of Macy 
to destroy the cafe. Memorable 
performances included that of Henry 
Macy, played by Paul Johnson, who was 
really in love with Miss Amelia and often 

was embarrassed by his brother's rude 

The hit of the play was the character of 
Cousin Lymon played by senior Eddie 
Lightsey. The whining, wheedling little 
man was the only living relative of Miss 
Amelia and he sided with Marvin Macy to 
destroy her. 

The part of Cousin Lymon was expertly 
interpreted by Lightsey. Constantly cackl- 
ing and chewing his fingernails as nervous 
habits, his character had the audience 
waiting to see what outlandish thing he 
would do or say next. Lightsey received an 
award for best actor for his portrayal of the 
character. Other awards were given to 
Jeff Gilliam, for best actor; Nichole Vanoy 
for best actress; Peggy Barker, for best 
supporting actress and Paul Johnson, for 
best supporting actor. 

T , ,, r David Rigg 

The climax of 
the action came 
in a bitter fight 
between Marvin 
Macy and Miss 
Amelia. The 
fight seemed to 
be going Miss 
Amelia's way 
when Cousin 
Lymon stepped 
in to help Macy, 
who severely 
beat Miss Amelia and left her to die on 
Main Street. 

Macy and Cousin Lymon left town and 
Miss Amelia retreated inside her cafe and 
never reopened it. The town soon died and 
Miss Amelia became only a face in the 
storehouse window and a legend to the 
people of the town. □ 

— Hallie Von Hagen 

Gathered on a typical night in the cafe, the 
townspeople watch the drama that unfolds 
as Henry Macy informs Miss Amelia that his 
brother Marvin Macy is coming back home. 

Henry Macy (above) ponders over the happen- 
ings that have brought his unruly brother back 
to town. The loss of the cafe as a meeting place for 
the townspeople causes great concern. 



7 149 

Deans and vice presidents assist the faculty in making decisions and 

Bx*r i cialx!9 Authority 

Dean Lee N. Allen 

Howard College of Arts and Sciences 

Dean L. Gene Black 

School of Music 

Dean Timothy N. Burelle 

School of Pharmacy 

Dean William D. Geer 

School of Business 

Dean Julian D. Prince 

Orlean Bullard Beeson School of 

Dean Joyce E. Radar 

Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing 


Dean Martha Ann Cox 

Vice President, Student Affairs 

Dean Paul Dietzel 

Vice President, Athletic 

Mr. Gerald Macon 

Vice President, Business Affairs 

Dean Richard Traylor 

Associate Dean of Students 

Dr. Ruric Wheeler 

Vice President, Academic Affairs 

Dean Parham Williams 

Vice President, Cumberland School 
of Law 


From making monetary decisions to student affairs, the trustees and President Corts are 

RmEumtmor tit* S&lw 

ovember 9, 1983 marked 
the inauguration of Presi- 
dent Thomas Corts. He 
succeeded retiring Presi- 
dent Leslie S. Wright for 
the University's highest office. Since that 
historic day, Corts has made quite an im- 
pact on students, faculty, administration 
and the Birmingham area as a whole. 

He established the London Study Centre, 
which this year boasted the highest stu- 
dent attendance, and last summer arranged 
a similar program in the People's Republic 
of China. 

Corts was also responsible for an in- 
crease in endowment since his arrival at 
the University, rising from $7.7 million in 
1983 to a present amount of nearly $30 


Corts car- 
ried out a 
vigorous pro- 
gram of cam- 
pus renova- 
t i o n and 
that made it 
the source of 
praise by people driving by the Lakeshore 
entrance. Freshman enrollment has gone 
up 43 percent, with this year's class being 
the largest in University history. 

The most talked about step Corts made, 
and the most controversial one, was the 
agreement with Trammell Crow Co. to 
develop the land across from the campus 
into a $150 million office project. This 

David Rigg 

would bring an immeasurable amount of 
revenue to the school, and make it an 
even more integral part of Homewood 
and Birmingham. 

The support for the development of the 
land into a Planned Mixed Use District 
was approved by the Homewood City 
Council by a narrow vote of 420-371. 
Homeowners threatened to "take Corts to 
court" and began labeling themselves "an 
endangered species." 

The athletic department certainly saw 
better days with a turnover of four 
coaches and Athletic Director Paul 
Dietzel's resignation all happening within 
three months. Many felt Corts over- 
stepped his bounds of authority, and 
forced the departure of the men, but en- 
dowment for the athletic program still 
held strong support from alumni groups. 

To students, the most obvious achieve- 
ment was the new Beeson Woods 
residential housing. What students 
started calling "the country club" was 
tremendously successful, so much so 
that Phase II of the project was near com- 
pletion, ready to be occupied in the 

The year for Corts was a trying one. 
But when weighing the good with the bad, 
it would seem the man who once said he 
wanted to make people say Birmingham 
and think of Samford and say Samford 
and think of Birmingham has come out 

On top. D — Mike Easterling 

President Corts, (far left) sits at his desk in his 
office in Samford Hall. Going over reports and 
statistics took up much of the president's time, 
although he was always ready to discuss issues 
with students. 

Discussing school policies over a cup of coffee, 
President Corts meets with students in the 
colonade room to answer questions and explain 

Clayton Wallace 

Samford trustees gather around the con- 
ference table as they meet to discuss 
plans for the next few months of the University. 

152 / 


Trying a bite of the potato salad, President 
Corts fills his plate during dinner on the 
dirt. The picnic was held Tuesday night of 
Homecoming week. 

Pointing out the advantages of the new Heal- 
ing Arts Center, President Corts gives the 
details of the construction during a meeting in 
the student lounge. 

Gina Dykeman 


7 153 

Suzanne Harrington 


Shootin' the breeze in 
the Lambda Chi house, 
Zeta Tau Alpha sisters 
and Lambda Chi brothers 
gather together during a 
Western mixer in the fall. 


Stressing a point, Lee 
Pedigo, a sophomore 
mathematics major from 
Brentwood, Tenn., enjoys 
the riKO Star and Lamp 

Alice Myers 

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Greeks Division 


>-/ IT'S AN . 


■M^ ledging a 

full-fledged brothers 

I sorority or 

or sisters. 

WK^ fraternity 

Greek Week was 

m e n t 

held in April, and in- 

■ much 

stead of promoting 

hard work coupled 

competition among 

with many rewards. 

each other, the 

Through the rigors 

groups banded 

of Rush and Step 

together to raise 

Sing, the pledges 

money for a cause 

and actives worked 

and all funds were 

hard to achieve the 

sent to World 

goals they had set 


for themselves. 

The trials of giving 

When initiation 

of themselves to 

rolled around, excite- 

their group and to 

ment filled the air as 

the community were 

pledges and asso- 

sometimes rough, 

ciates went through 

but each individual 

a week of fun-filled, 

knew they were a 

bond-forming ac- 

special part of a 

tivities before they 

whole; it was all in 

were embraced as 

the attitude. 




Derby Days 


Greek Week 


Greek Pageant 


Alpha Delta Pi 


Chi Omega 


Delta Zeta 


Lambda Chi Alpha 




Pi Kappa Alpha 


Pi Kappa Phi 


Sigma Chi 


Sigma Nu 


Zeta Tau Alpha 


Greeks Division / 1 33 

After long, hectic 
hours of rush 
workshops, skit 
practices and frantic 
preparation, the night 
anxiously awaited by all 
involved with sorority 
rush arrived. For the 
sisters, their hard work 
had paid off with an ex- 
citing group of pledges, 
and for the rushees an 
emotional week was 
over, and a semester of 
pledgeship had begun. 

The sororities plann- 
ed, practiced and 
prayed for many mon- 
ths to make their rush 
week successful. The 
careful organization and 
strong leadership made 
each sorority proud of 
its achievements during 
rush, and Squeal night 

was a time to display 
new pledges and relax 
after an exhausting 

"As a member of 
Panhellenic Council my 
week was very hectic, 
but I have seen 
freshmen find the girls 
they will call their 
sisters for the next few 
years, and that is worth 
all the time and 
energy," said senior 
Pam Mizzell. 

Nervous girls draped 
in solid white, hovered 
around the Student 
Center and overflowed 
into Pittman circle to 
find out which sorority 
they would pledge. 

As the first girls 
entered the Red and 
Blue lounge, another 

noticeable group of peo- 
ple interested in the 
girls' antics start gather- 
ing. Guys from Pittman 
and C.J. were hanging 
around the edges of the 
circle watching 
Panhellenic and rushees 
extend and receive 
those little slips of paper 
called "bids." The guys 
formed a line for the 
squealing girls to run 
through as they attemp- 
ted to find their sorority 
room in the maze of Vail 

As the last bids were 
given out, and pledges 
were matched with their 
new sisters, the clap- 
ping and singing died 
down and the new 
pledges were whisked 
off to party the night 


The Squeal parties 
were the highlight of 
rush week. They were 
held off campus and 
pledges were treated 
like queens, receiving 
paraphernalia as well as 
being honored and in- 
troduced into their new 
group of friends. 

The name "Squeal" 
came from the noise 
made by a group of ex- 
cited rushees finding a 
sorority home. It was a 
fitting description for 
the emotions experi- 
enced by the new 
pledges on one of the 
most exhilarating nights 
of the year. □ 

-Suzanne Harrington 

Ecstatic Delta Zeta 
pledges gather in front 
of the fireplace in the sorori- 
ty room for a first pledge 
class picture before heading 
to the Squeal party. Each girl 
received Delta Zeta 
memorabilia to signify their 
new sisterhood. 

Squeal night parties held 
lots of excitement for all 
the pledges. Chi Omega's 
Alexa Dobbins and Kathryn 
Wilbourne proudly display 
their sisters' jerseys until 
their own can be acquired. 

David Rigg 


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Proud Phi Mu pledges 
adorn themselves in 
jerseys borrowed from the 
actives. Since the shirts 
were loaned from other 
sisters, people were often 
confused by the names 
sewn on the back. 

Amy Smothers 

Members of the Zeta 
Tau Alpha pledge 
class hug their new 
sisters only minutes after 
opening their bid envelopes. 
Zeta's pledge class met the 
highest quota Panhellenic 
has ever set, 28 members. 

Carefully opening her bid 
in the Red and Blue 
lounge, Lori Lollar, a 
freshman from Jasper, an- 
ticipates a new sisterhood of 
friends. Lori pledged Alpha 
Delta Pi sorority on Squeal 



All I know is 
that yesterday 
when I walked 
out of my room, I saw 
a guy with a weird- 
looking hat on and 
twelve girls around 
him, and I wondered 
where I could get one 
of those hats!" said 
freshman Rod Fuller, 
who was getting his 
first taste of Derby 

Sigma Chi's annual 
competition was held 
in October, and 
featured a variety of 
events in which 
sororities strived to 
win a $200 check for 
their chosen charity as 
well as a trophy. 

The week de- 
manded a great deal of 
time, effort and money 
from the participants. 
Thus, many felt that 
the week was too long, 
too expensive, and too 
time consuming, but 
the overall attitude 
was one of excitement 
and hearty participa- 
tion in the games. 

Events took place 
throughout the week 
of competition. Some 


of the games were 
popular ones returning 
from the previous year, 
and others were com- 
pletely new. 

The derby snatch that 
kicked off the week at- 
tracted the most atten- 
tion. Sigma Chi's were 
seen frantically dashing 
from building to building 
trying to protect their 

The classrooms were 
off limits to would-be der- 
by snatchers, and thus 
bands of determined 
females concealed 
themselves outside the 
doorways in order to at- 
tack an unsuspecting 
male as he left the safety 
of indoors. Some males 
were even chased into the 
fountain as they tried to 
retain their headgear. 

Other events included 
the "Mr. Legs" competi- 
tion won by senior Larry 
Yarborough and "Derby 
Darlin" won by Chi 
Omega sophomore 
Melanie Pennington. 

The winners were 
determined by how much 
change was collected in 
the jars that represented 

each sorority. 

"Make A Sig Smile," 
the room decorating con- 
test, the change contest, 
derby hunt, skits, and 
events day were all part 
of the competitions. 

Many believed that the 
week involved a sense of 
unnecessary competition 
between the sororities in- 
stead of a feeling of unity. 

"It seems to me that 
tackling guys and placing 
large bills in opponent's 
jars just to make them 
lose is a bit much," said 
sophomore Charles 

Yet, Derby Days have 
been, as Edith Foster put 
it, "a big deal" at most 

Some people felt the 
lack of participation by 
other fraternities was a 
problem. However, the 
other fraternities seem to 
have no desire to join in 
the derby festivities. 

As Pi Kappa Phi Bruce 
Stallings said, "honestly, 
when it comes down to it, 
this week will come and 
go and I'll never know the 

Those who did know 

the difference, however, 
were the people and 
charities helped by the 
$3,000 that Sigma Chi 

The money from the 
change contests and car 
wash was donated to 
Sigma Chi's national 
philanthropy The 
Wallace Village for 
Children, as well as the 
various philanthropies 
of the individual 

Chi Omega was 
awarded' $200 for rack- 
ing up the most points, 
Alpha Delta Pi came in 
second and won $150, 
Zeta Tau Alpha recieved 
$75, ind Delta Zeta and 
Phi Mu won $50 and 
$25, respectively, for 
their fourth and fifth 
place finishes. 

Although problems 
did exist, Sigma Chi felt 
that the good resulting 
from their effort was 
enough to continue the 
games next year. 

Senior Mike Hunter 
from Tucker, Ga., and 
chairperson, or "Derby 
Daddy," for the event, 
cont. on pg 161 

Phi Mu's group together 
on the hill in front of the 
library to share a hug and 
watch the activities of 
events day. The events were 
held on Friday, and climaxed 
the competition of Derby 

Chris Binger 


Derby Days 

Chris Binger 

Proudly sporting a stolen 
derby Ann Wilson, a 
freshman from Cape 
Girardeau. Mo., (below); 
strolls up Vail steps. The 
sisters chased Sigma Chi's 
all over campus in order to 
capture their derbies and 
gain points for their 

Chris Binger 


Jay Straughn, (left); a 
freshman business ma- 
jor from Marietta, Ga., shows 
off Chi Omega's trophies 
with sophomore com- 
munication major Amy 
Samuels of Enterprise. The 
display was part of the room 
decorating contest held the 
first night of Derby Days. 

Virginia Barnes, (above) a 
freshman from 
Clarksdale, Miss., concen- 
trates on sticking her 
toothpick through the 
llfesaver held in the mouth of 
junior Laura Billingsley, from 
Hollywood, Fla. The game 
was part of a relay held dur- 
ing events day. The girts 
were competing for AAfl. 

Senior Larry Yarborough, 
of Nashville, Tenn., 
stands in C.J. courtyard and 
proclaims his despair about 
being robbed of his derby so 
early in the day. The guys 
were mobbed by girls trying 
to capture their hats on der- 
by snatch day. 

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Chris Binge 

Chris Binger 

Carefully dropping the 
egg yolk into a cup, 
Nichole Barnes, a Delta Zeta 
pledge from' Carters ville, 
Ga., tries not to spill any on 
junior Tony Moussakhani 
from Atlanta, Ga. The relay 
was part of the Events Day 

Mike Hunter, Derby Dad- 
dy, a senior from 
Tucker, Ga., Melanie Penn- 
ington, voted Derby Darlin', 
and Sigma Chi pledge Wes 
Jones, share a hug on the 
wall in front of the business 

Smiling through their 
pain, members of Alpha 
Delta Pi work together to 
build a human pryamid. The 
race to see which team 
could construct theirs the 
quickest on Events Day, was 
won by AAfl. 

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Derby Days 



said, "The whole purpose 
of Derby Days was for the 
sororities to have fun and 
for us as Sigma Chi's to 
provide a week of fun and 
raise money for a good 
cause. We want to do 
something during the 
week where the sororities 
can work together," he 
said, "the possibility of a 
Covenant Worship ser- 
vice done by the 
sororities as one group 
was considered for next 
year's Derby Days, as 
well as competition bet- 
ween the dorms to in- 

clude independents." 

This was the second 
year that the Pi Chapter 
of Sigma Chi held Derby 
Days, and as sophomore 
Kim Ancona said, "The 
week was a time to have 
fun and be crazy." 

The week was suc- 
cessful! overall and many 
students agreed with 
freshman Ronnie Hollis 
when he said, "it pro- 
moted unity between the 
sororities and it helped 
the Sigma Chi Philan- 
thropies." □ 

-Suzanne Harrington 

Threatening a 
helpless Chi Omega, 
Sigma Chi pledges take 
revenge for their unplan- 
ned dips in the fountain. 

Anchored by 
sophomore Cindy 
Vines of Cleveland, 
Term., Zeta Tau Alpha 
sisters put all their 
strength into defeating 
their opponents in tug-of- 
war. The pull was held in 
front of the library. 

Leaning back for the pull, 
Lambda Chi Kurt Close, 
a sophomore marketing ma- 
jor from Birmingham, puts 
his strength into the 

Bryan Mizzell 

Bryan Mizzell 



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Bryan Mizzell 

Zeta Tau Alpha pledge 
sisters Julie Gaither, a 
freshman elementary educa- 
tion major from Talladega, 
and Nan Powell, a freshman 
marketing major from 
Macon, Ga., share a friendly 
hug during the rainy after- 
noon Olympic events. 

Roped together in a 
mass, (above) Chi 
Omega's Melanie Faulkner, 
a freshman mass com- 
munication major from Birm- 
ingham, and Andrea Money, 
a freshman psychology ma- 
jor from Birmingham, wait for 
the race to begin. 

Pulling against the rope, 
a team made up of 
members of all different 
sororities and fraternities 
race down the intramural 
field toward the finish line. 

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Greek Olympics 

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April 13-16 the 
Greeks came 
together with a 
common goal, money 
for World Hunger. In- 
stead of the usual days 
chock-full of games and 
intense competition the 
emphasis was placed on 
being together and help- 
ing others. The week 
was a rainy, but fun- 
filled, unity-building 
celebration for the 
Greek population. 

Chi Omega Melanie 
Pennington and Sigma 
Chi Brad Williams co- 
chaired the committee 
and planned all the 

The members of 
Panhellenic were look- 
ing for someone 
trustworthy and depen- 
dable to provide the 
leadership for Greek 
Week, said Mary Kay 
Hill, Panhellenic advisor. 

"When Melanie's 
name came up, there 
was a lot of agreement 
about it," Hill said. 

The IFC was equally 
pleased with its choice. 
"Brad is very involved, 
and he gets along with 
members of all frater- 

nities," said IFC director 
Tim Hebson. 

Pennington and 
Williams set three goals 
for the week. "We want 
to unify the Greeks on 
campus, get the Greeks 
and faculty involved 
together and also to 
raise money for World 
Hunger," Williams said. 

According to Hill, 
over $270 was raised 
during the week from 
admission to some 
events, proceeds from 
T-shirt sales and raffle 

The Greek Olympics 
played a major role in 
creating unity among 
the organizations. For 
each event, a different 
fraternity and sorority 
were paired together. 

The Greek Olympian 
award went to Chi 
Omega Angel lkner for 
her "incredible hula- 
hooping ability," said 
Pat Eddins, Olympic 
coordinator. Sigma Nu 
Tom Guthrie won the 
"least likely to make it 
to the 1988 Olympics" 
award. Thus, the focus 
was changed from 
which Greek group 

could come out on top, 
to just fun and games. 

Sigma Chi Chase 
Ezell said, "The weather 
has been a definite 
minus factor, but I think 
the people who have 
come have really en- 
joyed it." 

"I know the word 
unify has been thrown 
around a lot, but you 
know it's really been 
true," said Alpha Delta 
Pi Jorja Hollowell. "I've 
never done anything 
with the Pikes, and 
they're great — I've had 
a blast." 

Other events of the 
week included sending 
an apple to your favorite 
teacher, a pool party 
held on Tuesday night, a 
Greek worship service 
on Wednesday night 
featuring the Greek 
choir and a block par- 
ty/cookout which 
rounded out the week. 

The cookout, held in 
the parking lot above 
the tennis courts, was 
attended by around 200 
Greeks and the band 
Publik Nuisance played 
for the crowd. 

Williams saw the 

week as a "place to 
start. We want to get 
some traditions 
started," he said. 

"What we're trying to 
do is build it and make it 
bigger and better each 

"For the most part 
we had good participa- 
tion," Hill said. "Overall, 
I was pleased with the 

"We learned a lot this 
year, such as it takes 
longer to cook out for 
300 people than for two 
or three," said Lambda 
Chi cookout co-chair- 
man Craig Chapin. 

"But once we got it 
going, the crowd was 
great, and the band add- 
ed a fun air to the 

"The whole week was 
a success," said Chapin. 
"If the Greeks would 
band together year 
'round like they have 
this week, we would 
have a lot less problems 
and a lot more fun." □ 

-Amy Samuels 

Bryan Mizzell 

Waving at the crowd, a 
roped-together future 
Olympic team show their ex- 
citement at being on the win- 
ning side. 







Beverly Jones, a 
major from Mont- 
gomery, and a member 
of the Alpha Delta Pi 
sorority, was named 
Greek Goddess April 13 
at the Greek Pageant. 

Jones, who 
represented Lambda 
Chi Alpha fraternity 
said, "I was excited 
because Lambda Chi 
has put me up in the 
pageant for four years 
and I finally won for 

Mike Brock, a Sigma 
Chi from Marietta, Ga., 
was named Greek God. 
He was sponsored by 
Alpha Delta Pi. 

Brock, a sophomore 
marketing major, said, 
"I was surprised and 
honored, and I was a lit- 
tle embarrassed!" 

Each Greek organiza- 
tion provided entertain- 
ment for the pageant, 
and Laura Scott, a 
freshman Zeta Tau 
Alpha from German- 
town, Tenn., won the 
talent competition. 

Scott, an accounting 
major, sang (Jn- 

shakeable Kingdom and 
received a standing 

Scott received a silver 
tray and $25 donated to 
World Hunger in the 
name of her organiza- 

Other talent included 
the Lambda Chi Alpha 
band and an original 
song about friendship 
composed and sung by 
Alpha Delta Pi sisters as 
well as a variety of 
entertainment from 
other groups. 

Doug Moore and 
Janice Thompson 
hosted the event. Moore 
was 1986 Greek God 
and Thompson was 
1985 Greek Goddess. 

Melanie Pennington 
and Brad Williams, co- 
chairpersons of Greek 
Week announced the 
goals of the week during 
the pageant which 
opened the weeks 

According to 
Williams, "The goals are 
to create better unity 
between the organiza- 
tions, to strengthen the 
ties between the Greeks 
and the faculty and ad- 

ministration and to raise 
money for World 

The winners were 
judged on scholarship 
and leadership. On the 
night of the pageant the 
girls were judged in an 
evening gown competi- 
tion and in sportswear. 

The girls who were 
selected to be the top 10 
were asked a question 
about different aspects 
of University life and 
how it could be better. 
Their answers were part 
of the judging process. 

There was no talent 
competition. Greek God 
was selected on the 
basis of a vote by the 
audience when they 
came through the door. 
The event was well- 
attended by the student 
body as they turned out 
to support the members 
of their group. 

The cheers and 
whistles in the audience 
showered approval on 
the girls as they 
modeled sportswear and 
evening looks. 

Appreciative ap- 
plause were given to the 
Greek God Contestants, 

as dressed in tuxedos, 
they escorted the girls 
and presented them 
with a single red rose. 

Scholarship winners 
were Emory Berry, 
sponsored by Chi 
Omega, and Beverly 
Jones, and leadership 
winners were Steve 
Davidson, sponsored by 
Delta Zeta, and Kim 
Thornhill, sponsored by 
Alpha Delta Pi. 

Second runner-up 
was Sherri Hannah, 
sponsored by Zeta Tau 
Alpha, and first runner- 
up was Kim Williamson, 
sponsored by Chi 

Clay Chaffin, who 
also directed the Miss 
Entre Nous pageant for 
the past two years, and 
Joanna Cook were the 
Greek Pageant 

Jones said the 
pageant was very well 
organized and fun to be 
in. She said, "Clay is 
now the professional 
pageant person at Sam- 
ford. He was great. 
Joanna was equally 
wonderful. They did a 
good job. " D . Amy Lawrence 

Suzanne Harrington 

Phi Mu senior Amy 
Graves, of Nashville, 
Tenn., answers the question 
given to her by 1986 Greek 
God Doug Moore. Each of 
the top 10 contestants were 
required to answer a ques- 
tion drawn from the silver 





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Greek Pageant 

Suzanne Harrington 

Singing the Sandi Patti 
song Unshakeable 
Kingdom , Laura Scott brings 
down the house and 
receives a standing ovation 
as well as winning the talent 
portion of the pageant. 

Flanked by second 
runner-up Sherri Hannah 
and first runner-up Kim 
Williamson, Greek Goddess 
Beverly Jones accepts her 
roses, silver platter and 

Beginning their reign as 
Greek God and God- 
dess, Beverly Jones and 
Mike Brock pose for the first 
of many award-winning 




The year began 
with a hectic 
week of Rush. 
The time of excite- 
ment, anticipation, 
and nervousness had 
come again and the 
sisters of Alpha Delta 
Pi jumped into the ac- 
tivities with both feet. 

This year Alpha 
Delta Pi used a new 
rush skit titled 
"Toyland." It proved 
to be extremely suc- 
cessful for them, for 
when all the squeals 
had died down AAI1 
had pledged quota and 
they were very excited 
about their pledge 

The Ronald Mc- 
Donald House, a na- 
tionally recognized 
home for parents and 
families of critically ill 
children, received 
hours of donated time 
and effort from the 
sisters. Saturdays were 
designated as work 
days at the local 
Ronald McDonald 
House. In addition to 
their physical work, 
the sisters also do- 

" Working together and 
forming friendships with 
100% effort. " 

Virginia Barnes 

nated money to the 
house. Ronald McDonald 
House was the national 
Philanthropy for Alpha 
Delta Pi. 

Homecoming was an 
exciting time and the 
AAIl's found themselves 
very much in the thick of 
things. They were full of 
Bulldog spirit and they 

became very involved in 
the competitive activi- 
ties. They won the Float 
Competition as well as 
the Overall Spirit Com- 
petition. Ginger Hill 
served as the freshman 
Homecoming attendant 
and senior Kim Thornhill 
was crowned Homecom- 
ing Queen. 

44 Different, yet uniquely 
matched personalities 
bound together as one. " 

Ginger Hill 

The Kappa 
Chapter received the 
Diamond Four Point 
Award. This was a 
National AAI1 honor 
based on chapter 
scholarship, ac- 
tivities and participa- 
tion. The Kappa 
Chapter was also 
recognized as having 
the highest GPA of 
national chapters. 

Step Sing proved 
to be the crowning 
jewel for the sisters. 
Their theme was 
"Singing in the Rain" 
and the sisterhood 
wore yellow rain 
slickers and danced 
with white umbrellas. 
The blend of sound 
and choreography 
impressed the 
judges. For the third 
consecutive year, 
they received the 
coveted Sweep- 
stakes Trophy. 

"We really learned 
what sisterhood was 
all about," said Belin- 
da KirCUS. □ Rachel Pin- 
son and Suzanne Harrington 

First Row: Delana Boyd, Don- 
na Collins, Allison Ludwig, 
Tracy Kile, Christy 
Stephens, Belinda Kircus, 
Beverly Jones, Susan Hunt, 
Kim Thornhill Second Row : 
Sonya McCrary, Jena 
Sadler, Christie Choyce, 
Amy Stengall, Leslie Eanes, 
Joni Lee, Cindy Perritt, 
Stephanie Sellers, Scotty 
Mitchell, Mandy Rodgers, 
Leslie Mansfield Third Row: 
Kim Marie Carter, Beth 
Allison, Anne McGee, Tracey 
Kornegay, Susanne Hopper, 
Franchesca Merrill, Diann 
Pilgrim, Shannon Martin, 
Allison Olive, Elizabeth 
Blankenship, Allison Barrow 
Fourth Row: Alicia Thrash, 

Leslie Binger, Kim Chester, 
Gina Whitson, Shannon 
Delaney, Marigene Morris, 
Christy Campbell, Laura 
Billingsley, Suzanne 
Shoemake Fifth Row: Karen 
Grissom, Erline Spiller, 
Whitney Wheeler, Stacey 
Newsome, Suzy Collins, 
Renee Chaffin, Ginger Hill, 
Mary Matthews, Lisa Renne 
Back Row: Tammy Gafnea, 
Lisa Smith, Buffi Hames, 
Jorja Hollowell, Susan 
McGaha, Karen Fairchild, 
Virginia Barnes Not Pictured: 
Jill Cain, Sandy Hoffman, 
Mandy Bennett, Regina 
Frazier, Missey Lee Key, 
Lori Lollar, Kristin Morris, 
Becky Russell, Joy Sadler 

166 / 

Alpha Delta Pi 


Graduating seniors 
(below), Deiana Boyd, 
Susan Hunt, Kim Thomhill, 
Belinda Kircus and Joy 
Williams gather together 
during their Black Diamond 
Ball held in the spring. 


athing beauties (left), 
Susan McGaha. Mary 
Matthews and Leslie 
Mansfield relax on the white 
sands of the Gulf during 
their pledge retreat held in 
the fall. 

The Sound 01 Music was 
heard during Rush week 
in the fall as Leslie 
Mansfield, Beverly Jones, 
Christie Choyce, Belinda Kir- 
cus and Elizabeth Blanken- 
ship perform for the 

Clowning around in com- 
fortable sweats, Kim 
Chester, a freshman music 
major from Rome, Ga., and 
Suzie Collins, a freshman 
home economics major also 
of Rome, Ga., stand on the 
hill in front of the library dur- 
ing events day of derby 



Grouped together, 
sisters Pam Steelman, 
Leslie Parks, Danna Penn 
and Ginger Taylor get ready 
to perform during 
Panhellenic Welcome to kick 
off Rush Week. 

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Christine Chrissinger, 
rubs oil on Melanie 
Pennington's back as the 
sisters relax together on the 

All dressed in green, Chi 
Omegas and Owl Men 
gather in a corner of The 
Club where they held their 
fall pledge bash. 


Chi Omega 


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When school 
began in 
the Sisters of Chi 
Omega set out to 
prove something. 
They set goals that 
were the most at- 
tainable for their group 
and they began to 
reach for those goals 
in a big way. 

Rush was the first 
big activity of the year 
and it went well for the 
sisters. The group 
pledged quota. This 
achievement was sig- 
nificant because of the 
number of girls that 
went through rush and 
the higher quotas set 
for this year. One of 
those pledges, Laura 
Wolfe, was chosen to 
represent the pledges 
of Sigma Chi as their 
Pledge Class 

The Derby Days 
competition was 
another way to start 
the year off right. Xfl 
won first place overall 
in the competition 

44 A home away from home. " 

-Amy Samuels 

sponsored by Sigma Chi 
Fraternity. This accom- 
plishment was a major 
step toward the ultimate 
goal that Chi Omega set 
out to attain. 

During the year, the 
sisters made special ef- 
forts to highlight the Xft 
men. They sponsored an 
appreciation week to 

honor them. 

The excitement of Step 
Sing swept this group 
away as they sought to 
gain more campus rec- 
ognition. One night in 
practice, however, the 
thoughts went far beyond 
the campus itself. As with 
long practices and wear- 
iness, the focus turned to 

44 Crazy times with lots of 
love. " 

■Fran Adkinson 

the Lord and His 
power within the 

The Xft's proved 
their point in many 
ways throughout the 
year. They reached 
their goal of more 
campus recognition 
and they were well on 
their way to bigger 
and better goals. 

The Executive Of- 
ficers were: President 
-Lisa Compton; 
Vice-President -Gerri 
Brock; Secretary- 
Sandy Chastain; 
Treasurer -Teresa 
Clark; Pledge Trainer 
-Celeste King; Per- 
sonnel -Robin 

The group had 
something to prove 
and they did what 
was necessary to 
achieve their goals. 
From winning Derby 
Days to participation 
in intramurals, the 
Chi Omegas were an 
integral part of the 
Greek system and the 
campus in general. □ 

First Row: Barbie Dean, Jill 
Daniel, Teresa Clark, Danna 
Penn, Elise Barksdale, Mari- 
beth Zwayer, Kelli Ferns, 
Kelly Trotman Second Row: 
Mary Cran Davis, Delaine 
Dawson, Lisa Compton, 
Celeste King, Ashley John- 
son, Rachel Smith, Laurie 
Boston Third Row: Lauren 
Frye, Kim Curry, Kathryn 
Wilbourne, Lisa Bailey, 
Melanie Faulkner, Alexa 
Dobbins, Lea Alley, Mindy 
Davis, Jamie Collins, Sandy 
Chastain Fourth Row: Leslie 
Parks, Andrea Money, Laura 
Wolfe, Kim Ancona, Katie 
Ray, Suzanne Stout, Kim 
Williamson, Angel Ikner, 
Ginger Taylor Back Row: 
Cindy Herring, Jill Johnson, 
Amy Bynum, Karla Beisel, 
Joanna Cook, Gena Nixon, 
Amy Samuels, Sharon Hill, 
Jan Anderson, Chris Butler 



J«*n Pudkett 

Spending the fall 
semester in London, Sal- 
Pyle, (above) a junior 
biology major from Orlando, 
Fla., and AZ Big Brother 
Chase Ezell, a junior from 
Nashville, Term., enjoy a 
side trip to Edinburgh Castle 
in Scotland. 

Standing in front of a 
wooden shoe factory in 
Holland, Bonita Smith, Julie 
Wills, Paula Craddock, 
Shelley Hill, Susan Donald- 
son and Lara Gutierrez 
begin their January adven- 
ture overseas. 

Cool is the rule for pledge 
Stacey Montague, as 
she waits her turn to perform 
on skit night for IX Derby 


Delta Zeta 

Growing through- 
out the year, Del- 
ta Zeta sisters set 
out to make a name for 

The group prided it- 
self on their individuality 
in all areas, Sisters 
served as student gov- 
ernment officers and on 

Marsha Pritchett was 
the women's intramural 
co-ordinator, Hallie Von 
Hagen was editor of the 
Entre Nous and Amelia 
DeLoach, served as co- 
py editor for the Crim- 

Janine Smith was 
fourth runner-up in the 
Miss Entre Nous pag- 
eant, and Sharon Donal- 
son was a finalist in the 
Greek Goddess pageant. 

Hope Haslam was 
elected Campus Minis- 
tries president and Sally 
Johnson was voted chief 
of the Student Judiciary 
Board. Brenda Pritchett 
was a varsity cheerlead- 
er, and pledges Steph- 
anie McDonald and Jen- 
nifer McWilliams were 
J.V. cheerleaders. 
Pledges Celita Pate and 
Staley Swanson were on 
the dance line. Several 

44 Learning to work with 
people who are different, 
and coming to love them, 
has made the sisterhood a 
lifelong treasure. " -HopeHasiam 

sisters were chosen to 
represent different frater- 
nities as little sisters. 

Amid all this activity, 
the sisterhood stressed 
grades as an important 
part of college days. This 
paid off when the sister- 
hood was given the 
Scholarship Award at 

Province Day as the most 
outstanding scholastic 
chapter in Alabama. Sis- 
ter Susan Sheffield re- 
ceived the honor of hav- 
ing the highest GPA of 
any Delta Zeta in the 

The Alpah Pi chapter 
also received the panhel- 

44 Being a part of the group 
has given me confidence in 
myself, faith and trust in my 

Sisters. " -Kelly Ford 

lenic award for having 
the highest GPA at the 

These girls did more 
than study however, as 
a social calendar kept 
them busy. The fall 
Pledge Bash, in which 
every girl anonymous- 
ly invited two guys, 
gave the sisterhood a 
wealth of partners to 
dance with and made 
the evening a success. 
Sisters also held an 
"after Step- 

Sing"party, a hayride, 
a fall semi-formal and 
a spring formal. 

As a philanthropic 
project, the group 
made pre-telephon 
phone calls to help out 
Cerebral Palsy, and 
raised the most money 
ever the night they 
made their calls. □ 

-Hallie Von Hagen 

-irst Row: Susan Donaldson, 
Poppi O'Neal, Bonita Smith, 
Dina Broghammer, Jane 
Jackson, Sandra Tate, 
Susan Sheffield, Allyson 
Anderson, Nichole Barnes, 
Tammy Franke Second Row. 
Beth Woodall, Diana 
Wienberg, Lisa Gerrard, Tina 
Cargile, Paige Harbour, 
Kristen Lucas, Wendy Hill, 
Kimberly Moore, Donna 
Ladner Third Row Tammy 
Cox, Staley Swanson, 
Elisabeth Ware, Lisa Bates, 
Kelly Ford, Amelia DeLoach, 
Jonlyn Nation, Marsha Prit- 
chett, Lara Dutton, Brenda 
Pritchett Fourth Row: Kim 
Massey, Celita Pate, Rhonda 
Mason, Jennifer Pierce, Kim 
Hale, Julie Wills, Hallie Von 
Hagen, Priscilla Davies Back 

Row: Angela Holbrook, 
Janine Smith, Lissa 
Burleson, Kara Pless, Elise 
Olive, Sally Johnson, Sharon 
Donaldson, Suzie Coles, 
Stacey Montague Not Pic- 
tured Paula Craddock, 
Shelley Hill, Pam Mizzell, 
Stephanie McDonald, Molly 
Creaseman, Amy Tomian, 
Hope Haslam, Sally Pyle, 
Laura McCullough, Tina 
Cargile, Lara Gutierrez, Ellen 
Partain, Tonja Thomas, Kim 




One of the most 
talked about 
events on cam- 
pus took place during 
fraternity Rush. It was 
the Lambda Chi Alpha 
Caveman Party and it 
really started the year 
with a bang! 

This was a time for 
new and old students 
to let loose and fulfill 
their "prehistoric" 

The fun and excite- 
ment that followed this 
party was important 
during Rush Week 
because the main goal 
of the brothers was to 
get a good pledge class 
that was sure to be in- 
itiated. They fulfilled 
these goals by pledg- 
ing and initiating an 
exceptional associate 

The Lambda Chi 
Alpha service project 
was a particularly suc- 
cessful endeavor. It in- 
volved a canned food 

The brothers and 
associates distributed 
grocery bags through- 
out the community ex- 

". . . Forming a friendship in 
a brotherhood that enables 
me to receive the most from 
my college days. " -Scott Myers 

plaining their purpose 
and soliciting help. They 
asked for volunteers to 
find ways to fill the bags 
with basic canned foods. 
Some volunteers filled the 
bags themselves while 
others involved their 
family, neighbors and 
friends in the project. 
The brothers later re- 

turned to pick up the 
bags that had been filled 
by the volunteers. Over 
one-third of the distrib- 
uted bags were filled and 
returned. The collected 
food was donated to the 
Jimmy Hale Mission. 

Step Sing proved to be 
a winning proposition for 
the brothers. They were 

. . the associate class that 
I became a part of had the 
very best guys in the 
freshman class. " 

•Todd Kimbroughi 

the recipients of the 
award for the "Most 
Entertaining Show." 
This was a new 
award in the annual 

Their show focus- 
ed on the United 
States Armed 
Forces. It had an 
original beginning 
and was a real crowd 
pleaser. It was 
something that any 
fan of Gomer Pyle or 
M*A*S*H could 
relate to. 

One special aspect 
of the fraternity was 
its inner organization. 
John Reece, the 
presiding president, 
focused on a re- 
building effort within 
the brotherhood. 

The committee 
system became a big 
plus to the effort. It 
remained strong 
throughout the year 
and was a main fac- 
tor in the brothers' 

SUCCeSS. D -Rachel Pinson 
and Suzanne Harrington 

First Row: Tom Cleveland, 
John Reece, Hal Ward, Bill 
Keever, Scotl Myers, 
Charles Douglas, Keith 
Hamrick, James Bodie Se- 
cond Row: Marlin Johns, Al 
Baker, Brett Ballard, Jeff 
Cassidy, Charles Owens, 
Todd Kimbrough, Scott 
Holbert Third Row. Craig 
Chapin, Todd Anderson, 
John Touliatos, Hugh 
Stewart, David Anderson, 
Kevin Bethea Fourth Row: 
Mike Armstrong, Keith 
Thomas, Kurt Close, Briggs 
Sanders, Scott Johnson, 
Chris Erb, Charlie Hamilton 
Back Row: Eddie Meador, 
Joey Pardo, James Dunn, 
Joey Salamone, Tim Bussey, 
Daniel Pavlik, David Allen 


/ Lambda Chi Alpha 


Scott Johnson 



Scott Johnson 












Tthe sisters of 
Phi Mu re- 
mained an im- 
portant part of the 
Greek system. They 
were seen in all areas 
of campus life and 
were involved in the 
everyday aspects of 
the University. 

Among their ranks 
were four cajoretus, 
who are hostesses for 
the basketball team, 
and five cheerleaders. 
The girls cheered for a 
year and supported the 
football and basketball 
teams. All were re- 
elected to cheer for 
next season. 

Rhonda Garrett, a 
senior, was sweetheart 
for Sigma Chi frater- 
nity and was crowned 
Miss Alabama (J.S.A. 
She appeared on na- 
tional television as the 
Alabama representa- 
tive in the Miss U.S.A. 
Pageant held in March. 

Resha Riggins, a 
junior from Trussville, 
was named Miss Entre 
Nous, and performed 
in competition for the 


" Sisterhood with a Chris- 
tian influence. " Amy Graves 

Miss Alabama Pageant in 
June, along with sister 
Andi Campbell, a fresh- 
man mass communica- 
tion major from Lanett 
who also went to the 

Dawn Cantrell, a senior 
administration major 
from St. Petersburg, Fla., 
represented the sisters as 

a senior on the Home- 
coming court. 

The sisters honored 
their Phi Mu men with 
two parties especially for 
them. It was a time set 
aside for all the sisters to 
get to know the big 
brothers better in a casual 

A highlight of the year 

" Sisterhood ... a group of 
girls who share a special 
bond and work together to 
encourage and support one 



■Jerri Tucker 

was the Christmas for- 
mal held for two nights 
in December. The 7th 
Wonder Band played 
and the sisters enjoyed 
an exciting weekend 
with their dates. The 
party consisted of a for- 
mal night, complete 
with dinner and a tux, 
and a casual night in 
which the girls could 
kick back and have fun. 

They also held a 
pledge bash in the fall 
and a semi-formal in the 
spring, in addition to 
mixers held with 

The group partici- 
pated in all intramural 
sports. They were also 
represented in the 
Senate with two 

The group placed 
second in the women's 
division of Step Sing 
with a tribute to Judy 
Garland titled "The 
Final Curtain.'' 

Kelly Hester, a soph- 
omore interior design 
major, shared her feel- 
ings that "the best just 
keep getting better!" □ 

-Suzanne Harrington and Rachel Pinson 


First Row: Susan Corley, 
Diana Wood, Susan Sutton, 
Amy Graves, Janice Thomp- 
son, Susan Casey, Second 
Row: Susan Mason, Janice 
Wright, Renee Hassler, 
Angela Prater, Cindy Pike, 
Andi Campbell, Terri 
Tucker, Third Row: Annica 
King, Cindy Warhurst, Robin 
Brasher, Dee Loring, Tracy 
Tucker, Melisa Godwin, 
Deitra Fitzpatrick, Kathy 
Center, Fourth Row: Amy 
Zimmerman, Helen Mid- 
dlebrooks. Trade Hodae, 
Kelly Hester, Lisa Beck, Mar- 
cia Peachey, Gail Coleman, 
Angie Bolin, Fifth Row: 

Theresa Holloway, Jennifer 
Davis, Kathy Wallace, Mar- 
tha Barnett, Lynne Morgan, 
Melissa Thompson, Karen 
Herrington, Sixth Row: Linda 
Fortunis, Dina Faulk, Janine 
Fotis, Vonda Kay Gann, 
Carol Carter Not Pictured: 
Ann Shivers, Melodie White, 
Rhonda Garrett, Jana 
Homberg, Kim Fitch, Katie 
Marcum, Dawn Cantrell, 
Mary Kirkland, Carrie Lee 
Burton, Andrea Collins, 
Resha Riggins, Martha 
Barnett, Renee Elliot, Lorie 
Burton, Carey Kilgore, 
Michelle Young, Suzie Herr- 
ington, Michelle Brown 



Enjoying her nicely fur- 
nished room in BW5 of 
Beeson Woods, Cindy Pike, 
(below) a freshman elemen- 
tary education major from 
Shawmut, prepares to go to 
her Jan term class. 

David Rigg 

David Rigg 

Sharing a sisterly hug 
during the Welcome 
Back Dance, Vonda Kay 
Gann, a senior paralegal 
studies major from Cullman, 
and Renee Hassler, a 
sophomore early childhood 
education major from Birm- 
ingham, enjoy renewing their 
friendship after a summer 

Lookin' good at their 
Christmas formal, 
(above) Phi Mu's Linda For 
funis and Kelly Hester and 
their dates Joey Salamone 
and Hugh Stewart enjoy their 

Formally attired, Dee Lor- 
ing, Al Baker, Jennifer 
Davis and Mike Armstrong 
try not to wrinkle their 
clothes during Christmas 



Showing the Pike colors 
of gold and maroon, Art 
Thornton, (right) a 
sophomore management 
major from Gadsden, and 
Royce Gore, a freshman 
pharmacy major from 
Montgomery, share a 
brotherly hug after a game 
on the intramural field. 

Spiffing up for their 75th 
celebration, Art Thorn- 
ton, Shannon Scott, 
Veronica Allen and Ty 
Wilson (above); enjoy the 
good food served at the 
black tie affair. 

Gathering in a corner by 
the Christmas tree, 
Pikes and little sisters enjoy 
a casual party at the house 
on fraternity row. 


Pi Kappa Alpha 


The brothers of 
Pi Kappa Alpha 
changed some 
attitudes with their ac- 
tions, by beginning the 
year with a new em- 
phasis on "team 

Priding themselves 
on their policy of not 
excluding anyone dur- 
ing Rush, they did not 
practice partiality 
when choosing 

This allowed for an 
extra bit of individu- 
ality in their group, and 
resulted in an active, 
dedicated pledge class. 
It gave them brothers 
who stuck by each 
other and followed the 
motto: "Once a Pike, 
Always a Pike." 

They participated in 
intramurals where they 
placed second in soc- 
cer and third in 

They were involved 
in playing in all the 
major competitions. 

At Christmas, they 
had a party just for 
themselves and their 
little sisters. They also 


" I believe the Pikes are an 
asset to each individual 
because they demonstrate a 

true bond. 


■Lawrence Hughes 

held the annual House 
Party in Fort Walton 
Beach, Fla. 

The brothers and their 
dates used the laid-back 
weekend to relax and get 
a tan before the hectic 
schedules of exam week 
took up all their free time. 

In addition to these 
social events, they had a 

Halloween party, spon- 
sored a little sister and a 
brother in the Greek 
pageant, and held various 
mixers with sororities. 

The brothers establish- 
ed a weekly Bible study 
and they had very good 
attendance. This served 
to strengthen their 
brotherhood and estab- 


This fraternity allows me 
to grow productively and 
have fun at the same time. " 

■Mark Thompson 

lished their ideals of 
"friendship, love and 

For the first time 
since 1985, the brothers 
performed in Step Sing. 

Their show high- 
lighted 'Thaf Girl.'' It 
was an exciting show 
and was a welcome ad- 
dition to the overall per- 
formance of every 

The brothers felt that 
the show made them a 
closer group and they 
expect to actively par- 
ticipate in future shows. 

They saw the show as 
an asset to Rush. It in- 
creased on-campus vis- 
ibility for the group and 
it helped change student 
attitudes toward the 

The brothers worked 
hard to erase a reputa- 
tion that had followed 
them in the past, and 
they succeeded in bet- 
tering themselves with 
respect to the student 
body. □ 

Suzanne Harrington and Rachel Pinson 

First Row: Art Thornton, 
Matt Veal, Lawrence 
Hughes, Mark Kowalski Se- 
cond Row: Mark Thompson, 
Chuck Gore, Waleed Al 
Hamoud, Shawn Nunn, Third 
Row: Fred Gushue, Greg 
Shaddix, Tim Wallace, Reg 
Mantooth Fourth Row: Colin 
Smith, Donny Duvall, 
Charlie Myrick, Not Pictured: 
Paul Hollis, David Veal, Jeff 
George, Mike Brooks, Chris 
Ellison, Casey Crane, Joey 
King, Ty Wilson, Buddy 
Atkinson, Paul Walker, 
Brian Akin, Gery Anderson, 
James Cooper, Ron Farnham 



David Friday 

Archon Tommy Fuller, 
(below); a senior 
religion major from Birm- 
ingham, preside* over the 
Luau during Rush Week. Dif- 
ferent theme parties were 
held throughout the week to 
promote the fraternity. 

David Friday 





rothers Pat Eddins and 
Colin Hutto (above); 
support Jeff Armstrong and 
Bruce Stalling* at the Zeta 
Tau Alpha Sweatshirt Party. 

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Traditionally wet, newly 
found Pi Kappa Phi 
pledges and brothers take 
their yearly dunk in the foun- 
tain on Bid Day. 

Lee Pedigo, David Friday, 
Jeff Hatcher and Tim 
Gregson show off their 
muscles at the Street Gang 
Party held during Rush 

Alice Myers 

I/O / Pi Kappa 





The school year 
began early for 
the brothers of 
IIK#. Before reporting 
for fall classes, the ex- 
ecutive officers met 
for a retreat to plan the 
upcoming year. Out of 
this meeting came the 
goals and priorities for 
the new year. 

When the year 
began, these goals 
were presented to the 
fraternity for review. A 
commitment was 
made to review them 
each semester. 

The fall semester in- 
cluded a hectic week 
of rush as well as other 
traditional activities. 
The brothers held a 
fundraiser for the 
Alabama Baptist 
Children's Home. Also, 
the brothers made 
regular visits to the Big 
Oak Boys Ranch, their 

They acted as 
"brothers" and friends 
to the boys there. 
They were able to per- 
form a community ser- 
vice while gaining 
perspective on their 
own lives. 

" We realize there is a lot of 
room for improvement, but 
we feel like we've taken 
some steps toward reaching 
our full potential. " 

■Tommy Fuller 

Held in the fall, the 
brothers combined Alum- 
ni Day with the annual 
Star and Lamp Semi- 

Alumnae returned to 
participate in the Alumni 
vs. Active football game 
and cookout before at- 

tending the dance. This 
year, the dance was held 
at the Wynfrey Hotel and 
the event was labeled the 
best ever." 
The brothers also per- 
formed well in in- 
tramurals. They placed in 
football and softball, and 

" A place where I can be 

myself. " Tom Baldwin 

they were in the 
playoffs of all major 

The spring semester 
was also a success for 
the group. In Step 
Sing, they placed first 
in the men's division 
with their show, 
"Coming Home." 
Their victory came 
despite problems with 
the band on Friday 

Tim Gregson, a 
senior from Clear- 
water, Fla., said, 
"After many hours of 
hard work and hard 
practices and messing 
up on Friday night, we 
put on the best perfor- 
mance in nK4> history 
on Saturday night. We 
proved something to 
ourselves and to 
everyone else." 

IlK* initiated 14 
pledges in March. This 
brought the chapter 
total to 46 brothers. 
Overall, they have in- 
itiated 753 brothers in- 
to this chapter. Tim 
Hebson, Housing 
Director and Greek 
Advisor, was also in- 
itiated as a brother. □ 

-Rachel Pinson 

and Suzanne 

First Row: Barclay Reed, 
Steve Lamb, Tom Baldwin, 
Eddie Bevill, Tolbert Davis, 
Jeff Hatcher, Tim Gregson, 
Darryl Robinson Second 
Row: David Weston, Brian 
Groark, Scott Hughes, Wade 
Morris, Doug Hester, Todd 
Ellis Third Row: Bobby 
Bowden, Terry Daughtery, 
Tim Knight, Charles Cooper, 
Jeff Armstrong, Cade 
Peeper, Terry Anderson 
Back Row: Kenny Ray, David 
Friday, Tim Gallimore, Lee 
Pedigo, Brian Holland, Ron 
Berger, Geoff Withington, 
Todd Knowlton, Lee Pinson, 
Brett Stewart, Brett 
McEwen, Tommy Fuller Mot 
Pictured: Al Bevill, Philip 
Brown, Pat Eddins, Mark 
Espy, Scott Forbus, Alan 

Franks, Colin Hutto, Alan 
Lasseter, Wayne Morris, 
Bruce Stallings, John 
Caradine, Tim Horton, Mike 
Nimer, Tommy Rohling, 
Wade Whitmire 




Tue beginning of 
the school year 
was a blessing 
to the brothers of 2X. 

As the fastest grow- 
ing fraternity on cam- 
pus, Rush produced 33 
new pledges. This was 
the largest pledge 
class in 2X history. 

The hectic Rush 
week included the 
traditional Riverboat 
Preferential Party in 
Montgomery, which 
was labeled as the 
year's best party. 

Derby Days was the 
most successful ever. 
The week long event 
raised $3,300 for the 
2X Philanthropies, Big 
Oak Boys Ranch and 
Wallace Village for 
Children. This event 
was known nation- 
wide as the trademark 
of 2X chapters 

The brothers placed 
second in intramural 
football and soccer. 
They placed first 
overall in the College 
Bowl Competition, the 
first Greek organiza- 
tion ever to win college 


... an opportunity to 
develop friendships by 
which I can benefit for a 
lifetime. " -ctinsDauis 

Step Sing was also a 
success for the brothers. 
They placed second in 
the men's division with 
their theme of 50's 
music. It was a good time 
of togetherness for the 
brothers and pledges. 

Larry Yarborough, a 
brother, and Stacia 
Sinclair, a little sister, 

were elected as Mr. and 
Miss Samford during the 
Spring Fling Festivities. 
Additionally, little sister 
Resha Riggins was 
crowned Miss Entre 

As the newest fraterni- 
ty on campus, 2X did not 
have a house. The Zeiger 
house, otherwise known 

44 Our differences allow us to 
be closer in the one bond 
that we share. " -Charles wait 

as temporary housing, 
came under considera- 
tion as a permanent 
home for the brothers. 

The brothers and 
the national organiza- 
tion considered plans 
to spend approximate- 
ly $50,000 to renovate 
the house. 

2X continued to be 
known as one the best 
on campus. In the spr- 
ing, they received the 
Inter-Fraternity Coun- 
cil awards for the 
Highest Pledge Class 
Grade Point Average 
and for the Best 
Fraternity Overall. 

Also on spring 
awards day, Houston 
Byrd was named as 
the male recipient of 
the Luke 2:52 Scholar- 
ship. This award is 
based on the scripture 
found in Luke 2:52 
that says, "Jesus grew 
in wisdom and stature 
and in favor with God 
and man." □ 

-Rachel Pinson and Suzanne Harrington 

Firsl Row Brian Kelly, Mike Wharton, 
Greg Long, Doug Moore, Jeff Mon- 
tgomery, Joe Johnson, Mike Hunter, 
Jack West, Second Row. Chuck Wall. 
Steve Stroud, Norman Wood, Chris 
Davis, Ross Campbell, Marvin Griffin, 
Eric Fuller, Thud Row Edward Wood, 
Michael Herren, Chris Blackerby, Bob- 
by Doyle, Bryan Johnson, Deron 
Fuller, David Corts. Damon Denney, 
Fourth Raw Jay Straughn, Phil 
Chambers, Jim Green, Casey Walsh, 
David Hill. Joel Smith. Pat Walsh. Jon 
Corts. Merritt Seshui. Fifth Ruw Barry 
Mathis, Danny Bennett, Keith Smith, 
Chris Binger, Steve Davidson, Lee 
Rudd, Wes Jones, Todd Evans, Tony 
Moussakhani, Paul Storey, Sixth Row: 
Joel Weaver, David Lowry, Brad 
Williams, Steven Lawley, Mike Brock, 
Tim Francine, Brian George, Donald 
Cunningham, Rod Marshall, Bryan 
Brown. Not Pii lured John Adair. Matt 
Burton, Houston Byrd, Clay Chaffin, 
Greg Crouch. Chase Ezell, Jeff 
Gilliam, Jerry Glass, Ken Hendrick, 
trick Hendrix, David Holland, David 
Hutts. David Jenkins. Keith Kirkland. 
Damon Kissenger, Ray Miskelley, 
Chris O'Rear. David Scarlett. David 
Wright. Larry Yarborough, Don Click. 
Dennis Duke. Walter Hutchens. Derek 
Pierce, Trey Polly. Scotty Stanford, 
Trip Teany, Jimmy DeCarlo. Keith 
I anger, David Parnell 


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Sigma Chi 

Chris Binger 

Standing in C.J. court- 
yard, Mike Brock, a 
sophomore from Marietta, 
Ga., watches the activities of 
Derby Days. Brock was 
voted Greek God during 
Greek Week held in the 

David Rigg 

Tony Moussakhani, 
(above), a junior ac- 
counting major from Atlanta, 
Ga., sprays water on a car as 
his brothers soap up the 
back end. The car wash was 
held as a fundraiser during 
Derby Days. 

Enjoying a fall party at 
The Club Apartments 
Clubhouse, Sigma Chi 
brothers and pledges 
overflow from the building 
onto the steps. 




As the year 
began , the 
brothers of 
Sigma Nu were trying 
hard to show their 

In preparing for 
Rush, their efforts 
were not in vain. The 
week progressed, and 
the brothers put on 
their best to persuade 
potential pledges to 
become a part of their 

During the week, 
their most successful 
parties of the year 
were held. ' ' Sig 
Beach" had become a 
Rush tradition and, 
once again, it was a 
huge success. 

This party and all 
the other activities 
combined to produce 
one of the best pledge 
classes in recent 
times. Overall, they 
gained seventeen 
pledges, one of the 
largest pledge classes 
in Sigma Nu history. 

As always, Sigma 
Nu was a real con- 
tender in the in- 
tramural program. 

" Brotherhood with class! " 

■Peter Clemens 

They placed in football, 
volleyball and basketball. 
The group was awarded 
the men's overall in- 
tramural trophy during 
spring Awards Day. 

The group went 
beyond sports and parties 
to have the highest 
chapter GPA. They also 

received this award at the 
spring Awards Day 
ceremony. For a philan- 
thropy project, they gave 
free yardwork to the 
residents on Salter Road. 
This served as public 
relations for this group as 
well as the greek system 
in general. 

" The most to offer as it 
prepares one for the world. " 

■Bobby Patrick 

In the spring 
semester, the fraterni- 
ty held its formal in 
Destin, Fla. It was one 
of the highlights of the 
year. In one word it 
was "class," said Chris 

The officers were: 
Peter Clemens 
-Commander; Bobby 
Patrick -Lieutenant 
Commander; Rex 
Tuckier -Recorder; 
Brian Raley -Treasurer; 
Wade Hyatt -Pledge 
Trainer; Chris Lauder- 
dale -IFC Represen- 
tative; David Lyon 
-Chaplain; Stacy Mor- 
ris -Alumni; Brian 
Lewis -Athletic Direc- 
tor; Brent Nichols 
-Reporter; Ed Richards 
-House/Yard Manager; 
David Tapscott -Rush 
Chairman; Bud 
Thompson -Marshall; 
and Mike Wiginton 
-Scholarship □ 

Rachel Pinson and Suzanne 

First Row: R. C. Scheinler, Brian 
Drlskell. Chris Cartrett. Sam Fitch. 
Tim Fell Sec und Row Brian Hunter. 
Phillip Hodges, Craig Callahan. Larry 
Leaver, Tommy Bledsoe. Chuck Mc- 
Call. Chris Lane Third Rou Brian 
Raley. Jim Rice. John Phillips, Mike 
Bramblett, Brian Jones. Bill Hill Bji A 
Rou Kevin Johnston. Rex Tuckier, 
Lee Barnes, George Hobbs, David 
White. Peter Clemens, Ray Roberson 
riot Pictured Bobby Patrick, Wade 
Hyatt. Chris Lauderdale. David Lyon. 
Stacy Morris. Jeff Black, Tom Guthrie. 
Brian Lewis. Brent Nichols. Greg 
Osborne, Ed Richards, David 
Tapscott, Bud Thompson, Claude Tin- 
die, David Vaughn. Richard Willis. 
Mike Wiginton. Tracy Cole 



Sigma Nu 

David Rigg 

Relaxing in a corner of 
the Sigma Nu House, 
Rex Tucker, (below); a 
senior from Corinth, Miss., 
and Susan Aycock, a senior 
from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 
lounge on the couch. 

Filling a room during their 
traditional New Year's 
Eve party held in November, 
IN's and their dates (left); 
prepare to count down the 
"minutes 'til midnight." 

iling on top of a bed in 
James Hall, Beeson 
Woods residents Bud 
Thompson, Bobby Patrick, 
David Lyon, Wade Hyatt and 
Brent Nichols show their 
brotherly love. 

Getting acquainted dur- 
ing the Welcome Back 
Dance held the first week of 
school, Greg Osborne, a 
junior from Valley, talks to 



Adopting-a-Kid for the 
day, Alice Myers (right), 
a sophomore from 
Tuscaloosa, and Zeta Man 
Ronnie Hollis, a sophomore 
from Fort Payne, team up to 
give this child a day of fun. 

Beth Taulman 

Glowing with Christmas 
cheer, (above), Allison 
Holleman, Vickie Harris and 
Amy Henrich share a hug at 
the ZTA Christmas Party. 

Pledges in pajamas look 
awake as they enjoy 
themselves at the Zeta Tau 
Alpha-Sigma Chi "Party In 
YourPJ's" Mixer. 



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Z'eta Tau Alpha 
. . . There is no 
The slogan adorned 
the sweatshirts and 
lips of all proud Zeta's. 
Once again, ZTA pride 
was alive. 

The year began right 
as Zeta pledged quota. 
Lisa Robertson, a new 
pledge, was named 
I1K4> Pledge Class 

Intramurals began in 
a big way. ZTA placed 
second in the football, 
volleyball, and 3-on-3 
basketball tour- 
naments, all held in the 

In the spring, they 
placed first in basket- 
ball and they won se- 
cond place in the 
basketball tournament. 

The pledge class 
won the Homecoming 
Skit contest while 
Junior Christie Dykes 
and sophomore Amy 
Smothers served as 
representatives on the 
Homecoming Court. 

Junior Sherri Han- 
nah served as Vice- 
President of SGA in 

" Friendly, fun, personable 
girls who cared about me and 
wanted the best for me. " 

•Jennifer Holmes 

charge of the Senate. 
ZTA had four senators 
and three class officers. 

Julie Evans was named 
third Runner-up in the 
Miss Entre Nous Pageant 
and Kay McCollum was 
named IlK<i> 1986 Rose 


ZTA participated in a 
city-wide stair climb to 
benefit Cystic Fibrosis. 
The Delta Psi chapter was 
honored for the Best 
Scrapbook and the Ad- 
visor of the Year at 

" Sisters I can count on as 
friends and Christian sup- 
porters. People that I can 
have fun and fellowship 


■Kay McCollum 

the annual Zeta Day 
activities held in Mon- 
tgomery. All ZTA 
chapters in the region 
were represented. 

As always, Step 
Sing was a highlight of 
the year. Freshman 
Tracey Shepard 
received an SGA 
Scholarship for 
Outstanding Acheive- 
ment. ZTA placed first 
in Women's Division 
with "Le Jazz Hot." In 
the spring, ZTA was 
named the Overall 
Winner and the First 
Place Sorority winner 
in the Spring Fling 

Officers were: Cindy 
Morris-President; Beth 
Taulman -1st Vice- 
President; Lori Strain 
-2nd Vice President; 
Debbie Flaker 
-Treasurer; Sherri Han- 
nah -Historian; Allison 
Holleman -Recording 
Secretary; Kay Mc- 
Collum - Correspond- 
ing Secretary; Kim 
Smith -Membership; 
and Lisa Smitherman 
Panhellenic. □ 

- Rachel Pinson 

First Row: Mary Christi Picker- 
ing, Amy Henrich, Marti Holl- 
ingshead, Rachel Pinson, Mary 
McCutcheon, Vickie Caldwell, 
Lori Richeson, Laura Scott, Jen- 
nifer Holmes, Edith Foster, 
Dolores Sherer, Laura Powell, 
Kay McCollum, Amy Smothers 
Second Row: Suzanne Harr- 
ington, Lisa Robertson, Debbie 
Flaker, Tracey Shepard, Jana 
Estes, Beth Taulman, Christie 
Dykes, Gigi Burns, Anne Wilson, 
Brenda O'Byrne, Julie Gaither, 
Alanna Barnhill, Vickie Wates, 
Nan Powell, Cindy Morris Third 
Row: Julie Evans, Allison 
Holleman. Ginny McElveen, 
Kristin Trivette, Mary Cunn- 
ingham. Cheryl Dean, Marianne 
Folsom, Maria Schilleci, Lori 
Strain, Ginny Williams. Alisa 
McGahon Back Row: Carol 
Wilder, Amy Pierce, Sherri Han- 
nah, Cindy Vines, Chris Carrier, 
Michelle Spencer, Shari 
Holloway, Kerry Cunningham, 
Martha McGowan 

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Performing for the 
Homecoming game, the 
band and flag corps 
entertain the crowd dur- 
ing halftime. The show 
preceded the crowning of 
the new queen. 


Hiding behind a 
Christmas tree during 
their semi-formal held at 
the Ramada Inn, Gamma 
Sigma Phi, Pam Thomas- 
ton, a senior nursing ma- 
jor from Thomasville, Ga., 
and her date, senior Scott 
Ledbetter clown around 
during a picture taking 

David Rigg 


Members of the BSU II 
choir team, Albert McKin- 
ney, Brian Nix and Dana 
Ward, collaborate on the 
correct answer during a 
college bowl game. The 
preliminary matches 
were held in Beeson 

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Organizations Division 






IT'S an 

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From the 
clubs that 
gave extra 
credit for 
attendance to the 
staffs of the Entre 
Nous and the 
Crimson, which re- 
quired hours of 
dedicated work, the 
groups on campus 
all offered something 
to each individual 

Service clubs such 
as Gamma Sigma 
Phi and Alpha Phi 
Omega were always 
in need in of a help- 
ing hand as they per- 
formed their duties 
on campus and in 
the community. The 

SGA offered com- 
mittee spots to any 
student who wanted 
to become involved. 

Some organiza- 
tions were a bit more 
prestigious as the re- 
quirements for 
membership includ- 
ed high academic 
achievement. Stu- 
dents struggled for 
membership in 
honor societies such 
as Phi Kappa Phi and 
Beta Beta Beta. 

Whatever a stu- 
dent's reason for 
joining an organiza- 
tion what he put into 
it and what he 
received back were 
all part of the at- 


Symphony Band 

Samford Strutters 

Gamma Sigma Phi 

Resident Assistants 

College Bowl 

Phi Kappa Phi 

Math Club 

Student Government Association 

Samford Communications Association 

Entre Nous 



Organization* Division 

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First Row: Neal McLeod, Matt Culbertson, David Duke, 
Steven Whatley, George Hall, Rod Leopard, George 
Weeks, Randall Chism, Chip Wise, Burke Wren, Scott 
Trull, Rob Ray, Pam Patterson, Kelly Harrell, Shelly 
White, Bethany Dunlap, Denise Fawley, Julie Wills, Kim 
Wilkins, Debbie Wicks, David Burdeshaw, Susan Walker, 
Donna Whitehouse, Greer Milam, Mark Radar, Starla 
Sanders Below: Greg Berry 

Performing her routine, 
this flag girl smiles up at 
the crowds in the stands 
during the Homecoming per- 
formance. The flag corps, 
band and dance line all 
worked together to put on an 
excellent show for halftime. 

David Rigg 

Snapping her fingers to 
keep time, xylophone 
player Ashley Brooks, a 
freshman music education 
major from Marietta, Ga., 
grins at the audience, as the 
trumpets play behind her. 

Keeping the beat on the 
kettle drums, Donna 
Whitehouse, a freshman oc- 
cupational therapy major 
from Nashville, Tenn., 
watches director Greg Berry 
to keep up with the time. 

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Symphony Band 


The band blew 'em away 
during halftime shows 

Under the direction 
of Greg Berry, the 
band contributed 
to many University 
events including football 
halftimes and entertain- 
ment during basketball 
season. The band offered 
a different twist to the 
Homecoming pep rally. 
Showing up with painted 
faces each member of the 
band contributed to the 
overall excitement of the 

Playing her flute, 
freshman Lara Smith, a 
Spanish major from 
Louisville, Ky., entertains the 
crowd during a basketball 
game in the gym. The band 
was on hand to play at home 
basketball games as well as 
football games. 


Many of the band's ac- 
tivities took them away 
from the University cam- 
pus, including their 
Spring Break tour, in 
which the 27 members 
traveled to five states: 
these included Alabama, 
Kentucky, Ohio, Ten- 
nessee and West Virginia. 
During this week-long 
tour they performed 
numerous church con- 

It was soon after the 
Spring Break tour that 
they performed their 
Homecoming concert at 
Shades Mountain Baptist 
Church. This was follow- 
ed closely by a concert at 

first Baptist Church. 

According to band 
member Donna 
Whitehouse, a freshman 
occupational therapy ma- 
jor from Nashville, Tenn., 
"Few people knew how 
much work went into the 
band. We practice four 
days a week from 3 to 5 
p.m. It's really time 

The highlight of the 
year came when the 
University was chosen to 
host the week-long 
Alabama State Music 
Festival. During this 
week, high school bands 
from across the state 
came to Samford to 

perform. □ -Eddie Lightsey 

David Rigg 


/ 189 

In first year, Qtrutters 
showed their stuff 

Dressed in red and 
white satin outfits, 
the newest addi- 
tion to halftime entertain- 
ment sparkled on the 

The Strutters were a 
dance line that was added 
to the band and flag corps 
during their perfor- 
mances. They inter- 
mingled their show with 
that of the band to pro- 
duce a halftime show 
filled with entertainment. 
Choreographed and 
sponsored by Sherri 
Arias, the group per- 
formed during halftime at 
football games, during 
pep rallies and for a 

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basketball game. 

Try-outs were held in 
the fall, and the girls then 
began practice for the 
games. They also sup- 
ported the team by 
traveling to Orlando with 
them to dance during the 
games there, and by per- 
forming at the pre-game 
luncheons in the fall. 

As a new addition to 
the football festivities 
they worked hard to 
become known on 

Karen Crumpton, a 
senior speech major from 
Birmingham, helped 
coordinate the group. 

"It was hard work, but 

fun. We enjoyed sup- 
porting the team and 
working with the band," 
Crumpton said. "I really 
appreciated the work of 
the girls and Mrs. Arias." 
Crumpton said she 
hopes the group will be 
able to continue their 
dance line next year. "At 
this point we don't know 
if we will be able to do it 
again next year, but I cer- 
tainly hope so." □ 

-Hallie Von Hagen 

Kicking up thier heels, 
the Strutters dance line 
performs for the crowd. The 
routine was a new highlight 
of halftime shows as their 
talents were added to the 
band and flag corps. 


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Samford Strutters 


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Freshman Ellen Duvall, of 
Kediri, Indonesia, stret- 
ches her arms as high as 
she can for maximum effect 
during the Homecoming 
show. The dance line per- 
formed for the football 
halftimes, as well as at pep 

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Seated: Julie Grove, Ellen Duvall, Staley Swanson, Beth 
Doss, Suzy Collins Standing: Valerie McLeod, Laura Ed- 
wards, Karen Crumpton, Theresa Holloway, Tamara 
Locklar, Jennifer Dunkin riot Pictured: Celita Pate, Sherri 

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Waiting for her next 
move, freshman Suzy 
Collins, a home economics 
in business major from 
Rome, Ga., stands perfectly 
still on the field. The dance 
line show was often combin- 
ed with the band for max- 
imum effect. 

Dancing to the music of 
the band, the Strutters 
put action into their motions 
as they entertain the 
Homecoming crowd. 

First Row: Mary Cran Davis, Lori Posey, Linda Schrand, 
Cindy Vines, Jennifer DeBrohun, Melissa Bootes Back 
Row: Todd Carlisle, Doug Helms, Matthew Meadows, Jeff 
Allison, Steven Hornsby, Jack Landham, David Corts, 
Won Kim 


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First Row: Suzanne Stout, Melanie Pennington Second 
Row: Kim Thornhill, Teresa Browning, Jill Johnson Third 
Row: Becky Brown, Laura Brooks, Back Row: Amy 
Smothers, Gery Anderson, Jack West 

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First Row: Diana Schultz, Fran Drake, Kim Huddleston, Beverly 
Anderson Second Row: Darlene Carter, Dawn Lancaster, Renee 
Williams, Gwen Whiteside, Casandra Williams, Beth Chambers, 
Karla Barnes, Pam Thomaston, Dana McCormick, Cathy Graham, 
Jennifer Prince, Michelle Slay Back Row: Revonda De Loach, 
Karen Grizzle, Katherine Kingren, Kirstin Mueninghoff, Teresa 
Browning, Letitia Hairston 

Piled on the couch 
with their dates 
these Gamma Sig's take 
a moment to rest. 


192 / 

Gamma Sigma Phi 

Qervice makes Gamma 
Qigma Phi an asset 

Helping others in 
order to make the 
University a better 
place to live and learn 
was the goal of the sisters 
who formed the Gamma 
Sigma Phi service 

They could be seen in 
all aspects of University 
life. With the blue and 
pink jerseys and their 
penguin mascot, they 
were a familiar campus 

Some of their services 
to the school included 
ushering at events held in 
Leslie S. Wright Concert 

Gamma Sigma Phi's (left) 
and their dates gather 
as a group with friends and 
mem-bers of Alpha Phi 
Omega service fraternity dur- 
ing their party. The party was 
held in a ballroom decorated 
fortheChristmas season. 

Mike Manning 

Hall, selling concessions 
during SGT performances 
and running the conces- 
sion stand for SGT 

Teresa Browning, a 
sophomore from 
Bessemer, said, "I wanted 
to be a part of the group 
because I felt the need to 
do something on campus 
to help the students and 
the administration. It was 
something I thoroughly 

One of the main ser- 
vices of the group was to 
a girl named Emily 
Hodges. The sisters went 

Stopping in front of the 
Christmas tree (below 
left) during their semi-formal, 
Darlene Carter, Pam Thomas- 
ton, Beth Chambers and Fran 
Drake enjoy a break from the 
party. The semi-formal was 
held at The Ramada Inn. 

every week to help give 
therapy to the girl and 
served as a support group 
for her. 

One of the main goals 
of the group this year was 
to find a permanent place 
in which to hold their 
weekly meetings. The 
group had to cut through 
many miles of red tape to 
find a place to call home. 

A large room off of Vail 
lobby was under con- 
sideration, but the sister- 
hood waited until the end 
of the year and still was 
not any closer to finding a 

place. D -Hallle Von Hagen 

Posing with their dates by 
the decorated tree 
(below), Gwen Whiteside and 
Dawn Lancaster enjoy the 
Christmas atmosphere. The 
service group tried to com- 
bine some social time along 
with their service projects. 

Mike Manning 


/ 193 

RAs provide friendship 
to + heir hall 

When confused 
freshman ar- 
rived with their 
parents in August to start 
a new life in a new home, 
the RAs were there to 
make the transition 

These people became 
important to students as 
they began their college 

Junior Debbie Flaker, 
an education major from 
Brentwood, Tenn., said, 
"This was my first year to 
be an RA, and it was 
something I really en- 
joyed. I've lived on Vail 
second-east all three 
years of school here, and 

David Rigg 

getting to be the RA for 
girls I've lived so closely 
with was exciting." 

They were responsible 
for "working the desk" in 
the lobbies of Vail, C.J., 
Smith and Pittman dorms 
from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
every night. They also at- 
tended meetings with 
Housing Director Tim 
Hebson, and worked 
closely with the 
housemothers in the 
women's dormitories. 

These special women 
included Mrs. Gladys 
Owens, Mrs. Ruby May 
and Mrs. Deborah 
Gillespie. They were close 
to the girls in that lived in 

the dorm with them and 
were on hand whenever 

Hebson said, "It takes a 
special person to be there 
when a student is 
homesick, lonely or 
whatever. You have to be a 
mother, counselor, 
listener, teacher, nurse 
and friend-someone who's 
attentive, alert and who 
has a good attitude. " □ 

-Rachel Pinson 

Going over files of 
students, Hank Coyle, 
a sophomore general 
business major from Pom- 
pano Beach, Fla., and Brian 
Kelly, a senior from Jackson, 
Miss., help the housing of- 
fice do some end-of-the- 
year work. 


194 / 

Resident Assistants 

David Rigg 

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Taking a break from the 
computer, housing 
assistant Brad Williams, a 
sophomore from Atlanta, 
Ga., waits for further instruc- 
tions on what needs to be 
done. The student help was 
a vital part of running the 
housing office. 

David Rigg 

First Row: Elizabeth Blankenship, Karen Duncan, Hope 
Haslam, Bethany Naff, Belinda Kircus, Christy Choyce, 
Gladys Owens, Candi Gann Second Row: Pat Eddins, 
Kelly Coleman, Terri Smith, Larry Yarborough, Brad 
Williams, Greg Long, David Lowry Third Row: Scott 
Holbert, Al Baker, Amy Crawford, Karen Grizzle, Diana 
Wood, Janice Thompson, Greg Crouch Fourth Row: 
Tolbert Davis, Brett Stewart, Bobby Bowden, Emory 
Berry, Amy Graves, Brian Kelly, Tim Hebson 

Housing secretary Candi 
Gann shuffles through 
drawers of student files. The 
end-of-the-year cleanup and 
sorting of files took many 
hours of Gann's time as the 
office was being rearranged 
and students were given 

Filling out forms at Vail 
desk, senior Belinda Kir- 
cus of Birmingham helps 
Mrs. May clear students to 
move out of their dorm room. 

First Row: Cynthia Williams, Deana Coggins, Sheryl 
Raley Second Row: Sandra Tate, Norine Trad Back Row: 
Diann Pilgrim, Sonya Phillips, David Weston, Tom 
Cartledge, Steve Hornsby, John Crocker, Jeff Allison 


7 195 

David Rigg 

David Rigg 


Allison Ludwig; (Alpha Delta Pi,) Kim Thornhill; (Alpha 
Delta Pi,) Kara Pless; (Delta Zeta,) Dawn Cantrell; (Phi 
Mu; hot Pictured: Missey Lee Key; (Alpha Delta Pi,) Qena 
Nixon; (Chi Omega,) Joanna Cook; (Chi Omega,) Pam 
Mizzell; (Delta Zeta,) Carrie Lee Burton; (Phi Mu,) Delores 
Sherer; (Zeta Tau Alpha,) Lisa Smitherman; (Zeta Tau 

Trying to squeeze the 
correct answer out of 
the depths of his mind, Joe 
Johnson, a senior biology 
major, concentrates as team 
member Joel Weaver, a 
junior history major, waits for 
his conclusion. 

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Hank Coyle; (Lambda Chi Alpha,) Brett Stewart; (Pi Kap- 
pa Phi,) Chris Lauderdale; (Sigma Mu,) Tim Wallace; (Pi 
Kappa Alpha,) Joel Weaver; (Sigma Chi,) Tim Hebson; 

Senior religion major 
Charles Hawkins of 
Oneonta scratches his head 
in despair as neither he nor 
his teammates are able to 
come up with the correct 

Lost in thought, senior 
Mike Johnson listens to 
the professor ask the ques- 
tion, but the answer seems 
to escape him. Johnson was 
a member of the team who 
dubbed themselves "Yodas 
for World Peace." 

196 / 

College Bowl 

College Bowl boasted 
the brightest 

For what movie did 
Clark Gable win his 
first Oscar? What 
turns litmus paper to blue 
and neutralizes acids? 
These questions and 
more were some of the 
problems players in Col- 
lege Bowl, "the varsity 
sport of the mind," faced 
in the tournament. 

Teams representing 

Consulting with fellow 
team members, captain 
Gavin Norris, a senior from 
Birmingham, Buddy Sledge, 
a senior from Guntersville, 
and Bruce Patterson, a 
senior from Hueytown, put 
their knowledge together in 
order to come up with the 
correct answer. 

various Greek and school 
organizations competed 
against each other in 14- 
minute rounds in which 
Sigma Chi I came out the 
final winner by beating 
the Alpha Phi Omega 

The competition con- 
sisted of players from the 
respective teams answer- 
ing questions in all areas 
of knowledge from 
literature to science. 

A compilation of the 
winning team members 
and the top scoring 
players went on to the 
Florida State University 
College Bowl Invitational. 

The players went 8-8 in 

the tournament, placing 
seventh in a tournament 
of seventeen teams. 
Players Paul Culp, Joe 
Johnson, Brian Kelly and 
David Owenby came out 
ahead of some strong op- 
position beating teams 
from Auburn, the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee- 
Knoxville and FSU. 

Team captain and 
high-scorer from Sam- 
ford, Paul Culp, a senior 
from Albertville, said, 
"It's good to know we can 
do so well against teams 
who live and breathe Col- 
lege Bowl. All things con- 
sidered, I'm very proud of 

the reSUltS." □ -Amelia DeLoach 
David Rigg 


7 197 


Phi Kappa Phi 
provides recognition 

It was not a surprise to 
have a student walk in- 
to a classroom and 
"tap" someone on the 
shoulder, and then pin 
them with a colored 

The ritual performed 
every spring signified that 
the student had achieved 
high academic honors. 

Established in 1897 at 
the University of Maine, 
the national honorary 
society of Phi Kappa Phi 
has its 140 chapter at the 

The membership in- 
cluded men and women 

Speaking to the group 
(below) gathered for the 
yearly Phi Kappa Phi ban- 
quet held in the spring, Dr. 
Ladell Payne discusses the 
topic "Honors, Be 
Honorable, and The 

from all different fields. 
The leadership of the 
group came from a mix- 
ture of students and 
faculty. This created a 
special bond between 
those that saw the gain- 
ing of knowledge as an 
ongoing process. 

The group sponsored a 
speaker's forum every 
year in which renowned 
leaders in their field 
would speak during con- 
vo hour and other set 
meetings in order to 
enlighten students and 
faculty about their sub- 
ject of expertise. 

Posing with the cer- 
tificates they received 
for their high achievement, 
(below right) Dent and Perian 
Morton stand with their 
parents Dr. and Mrs. Perry 
Morton. They were honored 
as a family who has 
membership in the society. 


The group also held in- 
itiation for new members 
on April 10. This year the 
banquet had a special 
honor as in attendance 
were both Dr. and Mrs. 
Perry Morton who were 
charter members of Phi 
Kappa Phi in 1972. 

Both their daughter, 
Perian Morton, from the 
school of Arts and 
Sciences, and their son 
Dent Morton, from the 
School of Law, were in- 
ducted into the society. □ 

-Rachel Pinson 

Receiving his ropes from 
a professor (right), this 
student is made aware of the 
honor he has achieved at be- 
ing a member of the Phi Kap- 
pa Phi society. 

198 / Phi Kappa Phi 


First Row: Barbie Webb, Grace Jaye, Ronny Tricquet, 
Marie Bain, Paul Culp, Susan Hunt, Jeff Foster Second 
Row. Dr. Margaret Broadnax, Bethany Naff, John 
Franklin, Earlean Roberson, Ken Manning, Dr. Stan 
Susina Back Row: David Aldridge, Kenneth Loomis, Kay 
Johnson, Sarah Glass, Dr. Perry Morton 

Kefa J>efa £vU 

First Row: Debbie Wicks, Gerri Brock, Kim Williamson, 
Cynthia Spruell, Mark Thomas, Pam LaFon, Sally 
Williams, Amy Henrich, Son Phring, Terri Brasher, Dr. 
Ellen McLaughlin Back Row: Laura Tolar, Greg Osborne, 
Ivey Davis, Stephen Davidson, Chris Harper, Larry 
Davenport, Chris Cole, Pamela Johnson, Jennifer Davis, 
Norman Wood 

Accepting her ropes and 
certificate this 
academic honoree is con- 
gratulated on her scholastic 
achievements in her chosen 
field of study. 


7 199 

Sherry Brasfield 

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First Row: Dr. Myralyn Allgood, Ginger Campbell, 
Stephanie Crider, Lorna Abies, Mrs. Charlotte Coleman 
Back Row: Shawn Harden, John Franklin, Diana Shultz 


Math professor, Mrs. 
Mary Hudson sits with 
a fellow mathematician 
around the dinner table after 
a day spent in the sun. Hud- 
son attends as faculty ad- 
visor every year. 

Sherry Brasfield 

First Row: Lynn Buttemere, Ginger Campbell, Stephanie 
Crider, Diana Shultz, Lisa Hale, Becky Abies Second 
Row: Mrs. Charlotte Coleman, Mrs. Bernice Hirsch, Liz 
Pate, Prasannata Verma, Amy Sheehan, Ann Shivers, 
Mary Alice Moser, Joy Kirkland, Dr. Myralyn Allgood 
Third Row: Mrs. Ursula Hendon, Angela Prater, Tracy 
Taylor, Kim Thornhill, Carol Chambless, Linda McPher- 
son, Scott Joines, Peter Sarris Back Row: Amy 
Lawrence, Mary Matthews, Tom Belcher, Virginia Barnes, 
Bert Lindbergh, Alan Thompson, John Franklin, Bill 
Allen, Joe Johnson, Kendall Mullins, Chris Harris, Kevin 

Preparing to take a pic- 
ture of a beach scene, 
this math student enjoys the 
time at the beach as a break 
from classes. 

Walking like an Egyp- 
tian, this member of 
the math club shows off the 
tan he has aquired from his 
weekend getaway at the 


200 / 

Math Club 

Math Club 
enjoyed socializing 

Of all the organiza- 
tions, probably 
the most mis- 
understood was the Math 

Contrary to popular 
belief, we are not a bunch 
of nerds who sit around 
and solve math problems, 
said Math Club President 
Sherry Brasfield. "We are 
a very social organization 
and I think that is what I'll 
miss the most, that and 

Using the math skills of 
twisting and fitting 
numbers into formulas, this 
mathematician glances up at 
the camera as Stephen 
Peeples tries to get an ad- 
vantage in the precarious 
game of Twister. 

the family atmosphere 
the students and the 
teachers share. Possibly 
the main reason we meet 
is for food, we really en- 
joy eating. It's one of our 
biggest things." 

The Math Club enjoyed 
many social and 
academic events this 
year. One of the 
highlights was the annual 
Christmas party. It was 
really a nice party 
Brasfield said. The 
teachers got together and 
cooked for us and we all 
had a wonderful time. 

Another social event 
which highlighted the 
year was a trip the group 
took to Gulf Shores in 


It was a trip for fun 
with absolutely no 
academics involved. The 
group stayed in a condo 
and enjoyed the beach. 
According to faculty ad- 
visor Susan Dean, "It was 
a really great trip; it 
brought about such a feel- 
ing of togetherness. I 
took my two small 
children and even they 
enjoyed it." 

Some of the academic 
functions of the group 
were the annual math 
tournament and a 
seminar held for com- 
puter science majors with 
GAB graduate Robert 

Hyatt. □ -Eddie Lighlsey 

Sherry Brasfield 


7 201 

With special events, 

the SGA started traditions 

Sponsoring all the 
major events on 
campus, the Stu- 
dent Government Asso- 
ciation worked hard to 
provide entertainment 
and extracurricular ac- 
tivities for the student 

The student govern- 
ment was in charge of all 
the major happenings 
from Homecoming week 
and Step Sing to the Sur- 
uiuor concert and the 
Video theatre. All these 
events were planned and 
implemented by commit- 
tees made up of students. 
Todd Carlisle, ex- 
ecutive assistant to stu- 

Sorting through a pile of 
memos on the desk 
(below), Stephen Davidson, 
a sophomore from Birm- 
ingham, tries to organize the 
end-of-the-year chaos in the 
student government office. 

David Rigg 

dent government presi- 
dent Todd Crider, said the 
student government was 
successful in that records 
were set in attendance for 
many events. The 
Welcome Back Dance 
during Welcome Week 
had the largest student at- 
tendance ever. 

In addition to entertain- 
ing events, SGA held ac- 
tivities meant to stimulate 
the mind. They sponsored 
many lecturers and pro- 
moted a debate on the 
Nicaragua issue. 

President-elect Carlisle, 
a junior public administra- 
tion major from Orange 
Park, Fla., said, "The 

Stretching to relieve the 
tension (below right), 
this student tries to relax 
after a long day's work on 
committees and plans of the 
student government. 

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traditions that the com- 
mittees set this year with 
Homecoming and other 
successful events laid 
groundwork for the new 
officers to build on. Next 
year's committees will be 
able to add to the 
framework and prece- 
dents set this year." 

The constantly busy of- 
fice always had its doors 
open for students to come 
in and air their views. 
Positions were always 
open to students who 
wanted to get involved. □ 

-Hallie Von Hagen 

Discussing plans for the 
upcoming semester 
(right), Stephen Davidson, 
Laura Hicken and Becky 
Brown go over papers and 
notes in the main office. 

David Rigg 

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Student Government Association 


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First Row: Kim Crawford, Pam Able, Kristin Kingren, 
Stephanie Sellers, Michelle Kendall, Allison Olive, Denise 
Terrell, Edwina Forstman Second Row: Maria Brown, 
Karen Grizzle, Kathy Petty, Janine Smith, Jennifer 
DeBrohun, Dawn Criswell, Andrea Simmons Third Row: 
Clay Chaffin, Robert Holloway, Jeff Forstman, Emory 
Berry, Carl Jones, Back Row: Bill Rice, Michael Lam- 
mons, Scott Smith, Keith Smith 

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First Row: Dr. Marlene Reed, Kim Crawford, Michele 
Kendall, Karen Grizzle, Cindy Vines, Kathy Petty, Jennifer 
DeBrohun, Denise Terrell Second Row: Mark Espy, Alice 
Dalton, Tim Sager, Dawn Criswell, Jeff Forstman, Floyd 
Bischoff, Robert Holloway Third Row: Anthon Hand, 
Keith Wrenn, Tom Peasponen, Donnie Murray, Carl 
Jones Back Row: Michael Lammons, Doug Mason, Scott 

Typing on the office com- 
puter, this student 
government worker gets 
together some memos to 
use in a mail-out to the 



7 203 

Gina Dykeman 

First Row: Amy Lawrence, Amy Samuels, Hallie Von 
Hagen, Bill Carothers, Gina Dykeman Second Row: Mike 
Easterling, Karen Covington, Scott Nesmith, Cindy 
Padgett, Pam Mizzell, Jeff George, Ann Ensey, Frank 
Barker Back Row: John Puckett, Mike Manning, Clayton 

l)e&t* 0+*^oujv* 

Making his point to the 
group, Tom Gordon, 
reporter for The Birmingham 
News, discusses issues 
along with Cynthia Pryor, 
reporter for WBRC-Channel 6 
News. The journalists spoke 
at the awards banquet. 

Gina Dykeman 


First Row: Mary Thomas, Leslie Eanes, Mandy Bennett, 
Sarah Bennett, Melissa Taylor, Robin Campbell Second 
Row: Penny Hays, Michelle Curtis, Sarah Standerfer, 
Rebecca Sayler, Kristi Fields, Linda Garcia Back Row: 
Pam Foster, Lori Watson, Holly Hancock, Cara Lott, Pen- 
ny Moore, Kathy Willis, Nancy Mezick, Martha Edwards, 
LuAnn Tyre 

Discussing journalism 
issues, Lisa Hale, a 
freshman mass communica- 
tion major from Oviedo, 
Spain, exchanges her ideas 
during the banquet. 

Head of the journalism 
department, Dr. Jon 
Clemmesen accepts a 
basket of bubble gum given 
to him as a replacement for 
the bagfull eaten by the 
students traipsing in and out 
of his office. 


204 / 

Samford Communications Association 

9CA offers contacts 
and opportunities 

Within its first 
year, Samford 
tions Association got off 
to a good start. 

The organization 
helped in sponsoring 
several high school 
workshops and hosted 
guest speakers from the 
professional journalism 
world each month. 

Herff Jones Yearbooks 

Receiving a hug from 
department head Jon 
Clemmensen, senior Cindy 
Padgett, a mass com- 
munication major from 
Destin, Fla., accepts her cer- 
tificate of appreciation from 
the journalism department. 

hosted a summer seminar 
on campus with the help 
of SCA. Women In Com- 
munications, Inc., held a 
conference in September 
with professionals from 
Southern Living , Luckie 
& Forney, WVTM and 
The Birmingham News . 

The organization also 
helped with the Southeast 
Journalism Conference at 
(JAB in February. 

Monthly speakers 
featured Anita Sanders, 
director of public rela- 
tions at the American Red 
Cross; Tom Roberts, 
news director of Channel 
13, and president of the 
Birmingham chapter 

of Sigma Delta Chi; Tom 
Arenberg, metro editor at 
The Birmingham News; 
and Jim Creamer of Gillis, 
Townsend & Riley Adver- 
tising, Inc. 

Besides its monthly 
meetings, the group atten- 
ed meetings of SDX, the 
professional journalism 
society, and sponsored an 
awards banquet in April. 

The special speakers 
and workshops were all 
part of the many steps 
toward becoming a 
student chapter of SDX. □ 

-Cindy Padgett 

Gina Dykeman 



/ 205 

Crimson provides 
news, entertainment 

This was an eventful 
year for the 
University, and 
with each event, the Sam- 
ford Crimson was there. 

A series of articles 
on the crowded housing 
conditions in the dor- 
mitories started the year. 
One of these stories, Out 
at the Inn, written by 
Trea Johnson, won an 
award at the South- 
eastern Journalism Con- 
ference in February. The 
award was for the third 
best headline written in a 
collegiate newspaper in 
the southeast. 

Clayton Wallace, editor 
of the Crimson, helped 

Cindy Gadget! 

write the headline and ac- 
cepted the award. He 
said, "We were about to 
pack everything up after 
layout at about four in the 
morning. Trea had tagged 
his story on the computer 
Out at the Inn, and I real- 
ly liked the way it sound- 
ed, so I changed the head 
to 'Out at the Inn.' Ap- 
parently the judges liked 
it too!" 

The next big issue dealt 
with the Lakeshore 
development. Wallace 
said this was one of the 
most exciting issues of 
the year. "By keeping our 
ears to the ground and 
talking to various school 

officials and others, we 
knew about the impen- 
ding announcements 
before any other publica- 
tion. Lee Coggin 
(associate editor), Gina 
Dykeman (photo editor) 
and I got on the phone to 
different people and had 
all the information on the 
projects and everybody's 
story except Samford's. 

cont on pg 209 

Consulting with editor 
Clayton Wallace over 
the phone, associate editor 
Lee Coggin, takes down im- 
portant notes to use in his 
next story. Coggin served as 
an asset to the editor and 
was a necessary part of the 
edtorial staff. 

206 / 


David Rigq 

Hallie Von Hagen 

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Getting notes on an im- 
portant interview, 
editor Clayton Wallace does 
the job of many as he tries to 
coordinate all aspects of the 

David Rigg 

Freshman management 
major Sonya Gunn of 
Alabaster surveys the work 
she has laid out. Gunn 
served the staff as assistant 
ad manager. 

Loading her camera, staff 
reporter Karen Cov- 
ington, a junior mass com- 
munication major from 
Valley, listens to instructions 
given her by the editors. 
Covington worked closely in 
many areas of producing the 

First Row: Scott Nesmith, Ray Miskelley, Tommy Ray Sec- 
ond Row: Amelia DeLoach, Donna Whitehouse, Gina 
Dykeman, Clayton Wallace, Lee Coggin, Jon Boone Third 
Row: Ricky McKee, Mike Easterling, Lisa Hale, Sonya Gunn, 
Bill CarothersBac/c Row: Amy Lawrence, Amy Samuels 

First Row: Lisa Isbell, Kim Alton, Angela Condra, Tammy 
Evans, Lou Ann Wittman, Stacy Gose, Carmela Waldrup, 
Renee Shuck Second Row: Tim Young, Bruce Pelphrey, 
Robert Bowers, Cecil Vincent, Mike Cravens Third Row: 
Eddie Bostic, Colin Sita, Randy Brown, Jeff Halter Back 
Row: Dr. T.S. Roe, Dr. Jim Beasley, Dean Tim Burelle 


7 207 

David Rigg 

First Row: Andrea Bedsole, Jill Wages, P. A. Crenshaw 
Second Row: Bethany Naff, Sherri McNees, Diann 
Pilgrim, Terri Tucker 

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Front Row: Melissa Taylor, Mary Cunningham, Ursula 
Hendon. Second Row: Lori Burton, Terri Smith, Kenny 
Ray. Third Row: Michelle Lewis, Ivey Davis, Scott Clark, 
Lynn Traylor, John Bankson. Back Row: Paul Culp, Mike 
Adams, Bill Hathaway, Steve Collier, Ken Tatum 

Fighting back the wave of 
sleepiness, photo editor 
Gina Dykeman works on lay- 
ing out a page during one of 
those late night sessions on 
the third floor of the student 

208 / 




cont from pg. 206 

Because of our snooping 
around, we forced the 
University to up the 
release date on the big- 
gest announcement they 
had made in years. 

"That made us feel fan- 
tastic to think we could 
make a difference like 
that." The story that ran 
in the paper on the 
development won Lee 
Coggin an award at the 
journalism conference for 
the third best spot news 
story in the Southeast. 

The most controversial 
portion of the paper by 
far was the commentary 
section. Cartoonist Ricky 
McKee, columnists Todd 

Learning the use of a pro- 
portion wheel and other 
materials (left), sophomore 
Amy Samuels, a mass com- 
munication major from 
Enterprise, listens to the ad- 
vice of entertainment editor 
Mike Easterling, a sopho- 
more from Prattville. 

David Rigg 

Crider and Guy Boozer, 
along with guest colum- 
nists, provided Crimson 
readers with lively discus- 
sions of timely issues. 

Crider and McKee 
garnered two awards at 
the journalism con- 
ference. Crider won an 
award for writing the 
third best editorial in the 
Southeast, and McKee 
and Crider shared an 
award for having the third 
best editorial page in the 

Wallace said he felt the 
editorial page did its job 
this year because 
students that read it had 
to think about the issues 

Discussing the position- 
ing of ads in the paper, 
freshman Sonya Gunn, and 
junior Karen Covington, try 
to decide on the best place- 
ment of the artwork. 

discussed. "I didn't care if 
people agreed with what 
was printed, as long as 
what we printed helped 
reinforce their belief in 
the issue one way or the 

The Crimson office 
was moved down the hall 
to make room for a new 
photographic laboratory. 

I I - Hallie Von Hagen 

Working diligently on 
copy for the Crimson, 
staff writer Mike Manning 
(below), a sophomore mass 
communication major from 
Corner, struggles to come 
up with just the right lead to 
begin his story. 

Clayton Wallace 


/ 209 

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Entre Nous boosts 
coverage, records the year 

Changing from a 
traditional no-frills 
publication to a 
full-fledged college year- 
book proved to be a for- 
midable task for the staff 
of the '87 Entre Nous . 

Starting from 
scratch in the summer, 
the editor and designer 
met to come up with a 
theme for the book. It's 
An Attitude was chosen 
because of the broad 
scope of (Jniverstiy life it 
could cover. 

No matter what was 
happening on campus the 
students all had feelings 
and attitudes about how it 
should have been handled 
and what the stu- 

David Rigg 

dent body and ad- 
ministration could do to 
make it better. 

There was a certain 
type of attitude in a Sam- 
ford student and it 
showed through in their 
feelings about the school, 
whether they were good 
or bad, proud or disap- 
pointed. The Entre Nous 
wanted to capture those 
feelings of the year and 
perserve them for later 

Thus, the staff worked 
to produce a book that 
would bring back 1987 
and freeze the moments 
for years to come. 
Creating a journalistic 
time capsule that covered 

all aspects of the year 
proved to be a challenge 
to the staff. 

The switch to a new 
publishing company, with 
a new computer system, 
proved to be the first 
obstacle to overcome. 
Others steadily mounted, 
however. As the year pro- 
gressed, the staff 
dwindled and the editors 
began to run out 

cont. on pg. 213 

Checking over the 
mug shots for the 
people section, freshman 
Kelly Trotman, a 
business major from Huf- 
fman, makes sure that 
the names match the 
faces. Trotman was sec- 
tion editor for the People 

210 / 

Entre Nous 

David Rigg 

David Rigg 

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Drawing layouts for the 
campus ministries sec- 
tion, freshman section editor 
Doug Kauffman, a general 
business major from Hunt- 
sville, counts points and 
picas to make the design fit. 

David Rigg 

Stopping for a break, Cin- 
dy Padgett, a senior 
from Destin, Fla., and Hallie 
Von Hagen, a junior from 
Nashville, Term., look for 
students willing to have their 
picture taken for a feature 
story on Beeson Woods 

Using the enlarger pro- 
vided in the new 
photographic facilities, 
David Rigg of Dunwoody, 
Ga., examines the photo he 
is blowing up in the lab. Rigg 
served the staff as photo 

First Row: Bert Lindbergh, Perian Morton, Beth Taulman, 
Rhonda Wheeler Back Row: Clayton Wallace, Barbara 
Gamble, Dr. Margaret Broadnax, Dr. Charles Workman 


7 211 

David Rigg 

David Rigg 

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Front Row: Kelly Sherer, Joy Kirkland, Joni Justice, Julie 
Grove, Lori Gilbert, Kelly Killen, Tracy Taylor Back Row. 
Dr. Margaret Broadnax, Pamela LaFon, Ellen Duvall, Ivey 
Davis, Sabra Hardcastle, Paula Collett, Prasannata Verma 

Proofreading pages of 
copy, sophomore 
Rachel Pinson, an education 
major from Germantown, 
Tenn., tries to catch any 
mistakes that were 
previously overlooked. 

Clayton Wallace 

Working on a layout for 
the index, senior Cin- 
dy Padgett tries to come up 
with some new ideas for the 
section. As designer for the 
book, Padgett tried to incor- 
porate different graphic 
elements into the overall 
look of the book. 

Transfering notes from 
one planner to another, 
editor Hallie Von Hagen 
makes a list of photos that 
must be taken before the 
close of the year. 

212 / 

Entre Nous 


David Rigg 



cont . from pg. 210 

of time. With the help of 
several dedicated staff 
members, however, they 
pulled through and a 
quality book was 

"This book is the 
culmination of what I've 
learned at Samford during 
the three years Hallie and 
I have worked on year- 
book together," said 
designer and business 
manager Cindy Padgett. 
"I think this is the best 

Keeping up with the 
social life on campus, 
staff writer and Greeks sec- 
tion editor, Suzanne Harr- 
ington, and Amy Smothers, 
take a dip in the pool as they 
keep the staff abreast of 
University happenings. 

book the University has 
had in many years." 

The staff worked hard 
this year to change the 
image of the Entre Nous . 
The goal was to produce 
a book that the students 
would look at and enjoy 
the next year, but that in 
years to come, they 
would want to return to 
again and again to 
remember a face, recall a 
game or relive a moment. 

"I came on the year- 
book staff not knowing 
what to expect," said 
copy editor Rachel Pin- 
son. "It has been more 
work than 1 had ever im- 
agined, but the satisfac- 
tion of seeing your work 
go into print, and helping 
put together a good 
publication has been 

worth the long nights and 
extra hours." 

Long nights certainly 
were a part of the job, but 
the staff felt that the 
results they achieved in 
the '87 edition were 
worth the work. 

The work included 
burning the candle late in- 
to the night to meet color 
deadlines, giving up study 
hours and social time to 
sit in front of the com- 
puter, and watching the 
rapid descent of their 
GPA. Yet, a trip to the 
Dallas publishing plant to 
proof the printed pages, 
and the long-awaited final 
delivery saw the results of 
a dedicated staff. □ 

- Hallie Von Hagen 
David Rigg 


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r/ii Birminghi 

Picture Perfect 

Talking by the fountain 
in front of the Beeson 
business building, Clay 
Chaffin, a senior from Bir- 
mingham, and Sally 
Johnson, a junior from 
Florence, discuss up- 
coming classes. 

Laid Back 

Relaxing during a rare 
moment of free time, Rod 
Marshall, a senior from 
Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., 
enjoys the extra time he 
spends with friends. 

Da. hi Ring 

• M«m 

Getting Acquainted 

Freshman gather on 
the steps outside of C.J. 
to relax and enjoy each 
others company. 

214 / 

People Division 






Lost in a 
sea of 
ries of 
classmates and 
teachers were hard 
to recapture once 
they had drifted 

Yet in a smaller 
university setting it 
was easier to remain 
close to those you 
associated with. Peo- 
ple who had the 
same major and end- 
ed up in the same 
classes grew close 
quickly as study 
groups formed and 
students depended 
on each other to pull 
them through. 

The tight-knit 

groups soon became 
like a family, as after 
spending so many 
hours together the 
members soon knew 
all about each other; 
and perhaps more 
importantly, they 
learned who took the 
best notes! 

So whether Greek 
or Independent, 
music major or 
graduate student, 
the many facets of 
the student body 
worked together to 
create a diversive 
whole. Being 
together constantly 
in a dorm setting, a 
classroom, or side by 
side in the cafeteria 
line, it all became 
part of the attitude. 


Student Activities Center 

Lakeshore Development 

Healing Arts Center 

Parking Problems 

Birmingham Turf Club 






Answering Machines 

Video Rentals 



Safari Clothing 

Western Clothing 

Days Of Our Lives 


248 215 


An Entre Pious graphic 

Depicting the land- 
scape planned for 
the property on 
Lakeshore Drive across 
from the University, this 
map shows how the area 
will look in 10 years if 
plans go according to 

The University's 
decision to 
develop 180 
acres of land it owns 
south of Lakeshore 
Drive brought both 
promise of money for 
the endowment and a 
fight from Homewood 

President Thomas 
Corts announced last 
September the 
development would be 
a joint effort along with 
the Trammell Crow 

Crow officials 
estimated the planned 
development, pro- 
jected to be built over 

Planning Commission 
in which initial ap- 
proval was given for 
the development, she 
said, "This is not a city 
problem. It is a Baptist 
problem. If they are 
going to turn that 
school into a money 
maker at the expense 

of lawsuits were 
leveled against the 
Council. The Home- 
wood Homeowners 
Assoc ia t ion im- 
mediately began a 
fund drive to finance 
the legal action. John 
DeBuys, lawyer for the 
association, said a 




a 10-year period, 
would likely involve 
$150 million worth of 
housing, retail, office 
and hotel space. 

However, residents 
whose homes sur- 
rounded the property 
were not at all thrilled 
with the new money- 
mak ing venture. 
Sherry Traywick was 
one of the more vocal 
residents opposed to 
the development. 

Following a meeting 
of the Homewood 

of our homes, then 
they are not like any 
Christian I've ever 



:ndangered species 

After the 
Homewood City Coun- 
cil rezoned the proper- 
ty and gave its final 
approval for the 
development, threats 

lawsuit could be 
avoided if Trammell 
Crow and the Universi- 
ty keep their promise. 
Trammell Crow 
assured the residents 
no less than one-third 
of the 180-acre 
development would be 
left as a greenbelt. It 
also promised the 
character of Lake- 
shore Drive would re- 
main unchanged when 
it came to trees and 
brush. Residents, 
though, remain skep- 


Quida Fritschi, 
president of the 
Homeowners Associa- 
tion, said they hoped 
to raise $20,000 by the 
end of the summer to 
finance the suit. 

As part of the same 
development plans, 
the University agreed 
to sell 24.5 acres to 
Southern Progress. 
The magazine and 
book publishing com- 
pany, which is current- 
ly located further down 
on Lakeshore Drive, 
plans to build its new 
headquarters on the 
property next to the 

Jeannetta Keller, 
head of public rela- 
tions for Southern Pro- 
gress, said no definite 
plans have been made 
as to how closely 
linked the two institu- 
tions will be. She did 
say, though, there is 
"room for both institu- 
tions to grow and com- 
plement each other." 
Many hope the institu- 
tion will be able to pro- 
vide some internships 
and increased learning 
to students of the 

The final sale price 
of the property was set 
at over $1.1 million. □ 

-Lee Coggin 

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Lakeshore Development 

Beasley — Strickland 

James Beasley 
Judy Bourrand 
Stephen Bowden 
Roy Brigance 
Margaret Brodnax 
Sigurd Bryan 
Robert Bungay 
Selina Carter 

Ben Chastain 
William Cowley 
Jim Fisk 
Edward Fletcher 
David Foreman 
A.L. Garner 
Henry Glotfelty 
Ann Godfrey 

Ralph Gold 
Eugene Grant 
James Haggard 
Edwin Hall 
L.S. Hazelgrove 
Bob Henderson 
Mary Hudson 
Harold Hunt 

James Jensen 
Kay Johnson 
Charlotte Jones 
Raymond King 
Bruce Kocour 
Roger Lander 
Terry Laurenzi 
Barbara Lewis 

Mabry Lunceford 
Lucinda Maine 
Ellen McLaughlin 
Perry Morton 
Betty Norris 
Roger Parker 
W.D. Peeples Jr. 
Mary Lane Powell 

Marlene Reed 
Robert Riegert 
Ralph Rozell 
Grady Sue Saxon 
Melanie Schultz 
Roger Sindle 
Tulu Smith 
Billy Strickland 



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Susina — Arnold 

Donald Wilson 

Olivia Wood 

Charles Workman 

Don Worth 

Candi Gann 

Tim Hebson 

Mary Kay Hill 

Ruby May 

William Nelson 

Bobbie Rice 

Joey Shunnarah 

Lydia' Winfrey 


When construction 
began on the new 
student activities center 
in 1985, the student body 
looked forward to using 
the new facilities. After 
its completion in the 
summer of 1986, the gym 
was open to students, 
faculty and the general 
public in the fall. 

The gym was a multi- 
purpose building used by 
the entire student body. 
Beginning with Fall 

Carnival and continuing 
throughout the year, the 
activities center became 
an important place for 
students, faculty and ad- 
ministration alike to 
gather for exercise and 

Intamural participation 
was increased and much 
of the competition took 
place in this building. 

Volleyball and basket- 
ball competitions were 
held in the facility as well 

as pick-up games, bad- 
minton and aerobics 
classes. Many football 
and basketball players 
used the area during their 

The indoor track was a 
welcome sight during 
rainy days and cold 
weather for those who 
wanted to exercise. 

Students who had 
previously suffered cold 
winds and sweltering heat 
as they ran around the 

track during the re- 
quired men's and 
women's orientation 
classes were glad to 
soften the blow by us- 
ing the hanging track 
in the gymnasium. 

Many times, various 
staff and administra- 
tion personnel were 
seen walking on their 
lunch breaks or after 

The facilities also 
housed the athletic 
trainer's offices and 
facilities for pre-game 
preparations. The stu- 
dent sports medicine 
majors used the rooms 
for extra hands-on 

The building was 
open in the afternoon 
and evening as well as 
on weekends. Stu- 
dents knew they would 
be able to find a place 
to take a few shots at 
the basket or goof off 

with their friends' 
much easier than they 
had in the past. 

In previous years 
when the University 
only had the use of the 
one main gym, in- 
tramural teams founc 
it diffucult to reserve c 
place to practice, anc 
those who wanted tc 
just practice their fou 
shots had nowhere tc 

The carpeted flooi 
was marked for 
basketball and 
volleyball, indoor ten- 
nis, and also lent itsell 
to other uses. Campus 
Ministries used the 
gym for their adopt-a 
kid program when 
they needed a large 
space to have the 
children watch a pup- 
pet show; and various 
other groups used il 
for their gatherings. 

The activities build- 

— I. 

218 / 

Student Activities Center 

Becky Abies. UMD. Fr. 
Lee Anne Abney, EH, Jr 
Mark Adams, Bl. Sr. 
Mike Adams, ES, Jr. 
Michelle Adcock, 

David Allen, <JND. Fr. 
Lea Alley, GRDE, Fr 

Beth Allison, GRDE. So. 
Jeff Allison, HI. Sr 
Valerie Alverson, 
ACCT. Fr. 

Kim Ambrosius, N(J. Fr 
John Amp. l]h(j Fr 
David Anderson, CH, Fr 
Gery Anderson, Bl. Sr. 

Jan Anderson, Bl. Fr. 
Joy Anderson, ED, So 
Julie Anderson, ED, So 
Stephen Anderson, 
PE. Jr 

Terry Anderson, PY. Sr 
Kevin Arnett, PH, Gr. 
Angie Arnold, PIAN. Sr 

Stretching before she 
begins her nightly jog 
around the hanging track, 
Sharon Donaldson, a senior 
public administration major 
from Birmingham, warms up 
in the new student activities 

children watch a puppet 
show; and various other 
groups used it for their 

The activities building 
was a welcome addition 
to the facilities on cam- 
pus. It was in constant 
use by the students, 
faculty and administra- 
tion, and built in the tradi- 
tional Georgian style of 
other surrounding 
buildings, the student ac- 
tivities center blended 
well into University life.D 

-Rachel Pinson 



Ashcraft — Brewer 

Jill Ashcraft. ECE. Fr. 

Felicia Askew, MM 


Asa Atkinson, Bl, Fr 

Julie Ayers, MCI. Fr 

Cheryl Bailey, LGLB, 


Dale Bailey, NU. Sr 

Laura Bailey, MU. Sr. 

Robert Bailey, Bl. So 

Andrea Baird, (JMD. 

Al Baker, PREM. Fr 
John Baker, PADM, 
Brett Ballard. RE, Fr 
Frank Barker III, 
JMC. Sr. 
Jennifer Barkley, 
Carla Ann Barnes, 
NU So. 
Nichole Barnes. PY. 

Virginia Barnes. 


Clair Barnett, MA, Fr 

Leanne Barnett. 


Robin Barr, CART, Fr 

Lisa Bates, PPHA. Fr. 

Lorene Baughman, 

ED. Jr 

Melanie Beckler, MA. 


Cathy Bell. HEIB, Sr 

Lora Lee Bell. PREM. Fr 

Roger Bell, PREM. Fr 

Danny Bennett, i IH[ ), 


Mandy Bennett, MU. Jr. 

Sarah Bennett, PIAN, 


Emory Berry, ACCT, Sr 

Laura Billingsley. PY. 


Susan Billingsley, MA. 


Leslie Binger, ACCT, Fr 

Laura Bishop, ED, Sr 

Paige Bishop, MU. Fr 

Demmie Gail Blanco, Bl, 


Elizabeth Blankenship, 

MERD, So. 

Jane Blevins, HI. So 

James Bodie, PADM. Fr 

Melissa Bootes. PY. Fr 

Laurie Boston, HI. Fr. 

Micah Boswell. IREL. 


Robert Bowers. PHA, 


Mike Bowles, UND. 


Andrea Brachey, ED. 


Rebecca Bradford, 

GRDE. Sr. 

Sherry Brasfield. CS. 


Jamie Lynn Brewer, 

ED. Jr. 

220 / 

Healing Arts Center 






David Rigg 

Sweating in the heat 
of the spring sun, 
these construction 
workers labor over the 
building of the new Heal- 
ing Arts Center. The com- 
plex was built in the area 
in front of the 

Tthe University began 
construction of the 
Healing Arts Center in 
January on property 
northwest of Seibert 

The University decided 
to build the center after a 
gift from an anonymous 
donor was received 
specifically for a healing 
arts facility. 

President Thomas 
Corts said, "The money 
was originally left in the 
donor's will, but we were 
able to convince the 
donor to let us have the 
money now." 

David Rigg 

Inspecting the work done 
by fellow engineers, these 
men put in many hours a day 
in order to complete the new 
Healing Arts Center. The 
construction began in 
January, and continued 
through the rest of the 



The center cost $3.5 
million and served as 
the new home for the 
school of nursing. 

Currently, though, 
the school of nursing 
was suffering from low 

Elizabeth Calhoun, 
associate dean of the 
school of nursing, said 
the entire country was 
coming to grips with 
this problem. 

The Department of 
Health and Services, 
was not concerned 
with the shortage in 
many states. An HHS 
report said the nation's 
RNs (registered 
nurses) will slightly 
outnumber the jobs to 
be open to them over 
the next 15 years. 

Likewise, a recent 

survey by Touche 
Ross & Company from 
Mew York showed that 
43 percent of 1,224 
hospital administrators 
polled said they feared 
their facilities will 
close in the next five 

However, a panel of 
nurses did not agree 
with the report's fin- 
dings. According to 
their projections, there 
will be a shortage of 
more than 1.2 million 
nurses by the year 

While these figures 
conflict with each 
other, Calhoun said it 
still remained, "we 
need students." 

Enrollment in the 
University's nursing 
program had steadily 

declined over the past 
four years. In 1983 the 
nursing school enrolled 
567 students during 
the fall semester. This 
semester the school 
only enrolled 266. 

Corts said he would 
like to use the money 
for housing now, but 
the donor earmarked 
the money for a Heal- 
ing Arts Center. 

The new center con- 
tained normal class- 
room and academics 
support space along 
with the nursing 
school and campus 
first aid. Once com- 
pleted, the facility had 
30,000 square feet of 
available space. □ 

-Lee Coggin 




Brock — Clark 


Parking problems in- 
creased, as they 
have every year when 
construction and special 
events drove students 
and teachers to park in il- 
legal spaces in order to 
make it to classes and ap- 
pointments on time. 

As more and more 
students brought their 
cars to school, the park- 
ing situation grew into a 
mammoth problem for 
anyone who drove a car 
onto campus. 

Several spots by the 
religion building were 
eliminated while con- 
struction on the Beeson 
Woods bridge was under 

Even after the trucks 

Lined up along the fire 
lane, cars that could not 
find a space in Pittman Cir- 
cle or resident parking risk 
getting a ticket in order to 
park close to the buildings. 

and other equipment 
were removed, trees and 
shrubbery were planted 
so that very little parking 
was left to students who 
had classes in the religion 
building, the foreign 
language building, Brooks 
Hall or those who worked 
for WCAJ Channel 68. 

On the other side of 
campus, construction 
began on the Healing Arts 
Center, located across 
from the gym. This 
knocked out spaces in 
front of the gym as well 

David Rigg 


Mike Brock, MKTG, 


Dina Broughammer, 

IMT, So. 

Ashley Brooks, MU. 


Darissa Brooks, Bl. 


Laura Brooks, ED. 


Mike Brooks. BUS, Fr 

Bryan Brown, RED, 


Jon Brown, Bl, So 

Michelle Brown, BUS, 


Teresa Browning, 


Judi Broyles, PHA, 


Lisa Bryant, ACCT. 


Angela Burdell, RE. 


Lissa Burleson, PY, 


Cigi Burns, PADM, 


Tim Bussey, MKTG, 


Christa Butler, HEIB. 


Lynn Buttemere, INT, 


Amy Bynum, MU, Fr 

Danny Byrne. GRDE, 


Victoria Caldwell, 


Mary Jon Calvert, 
BUS, Sr 
Beth Campbell, MU, 
Ginger Campbell, SN, 
Nellie Campbell, 
SCT, Jr 
Ross Campbell, 
Steve Canada. RE, Sr 

Brenda Cannon, MU, 



Parking Problems 

Swell as the parking lot 
next to the education 
,building, and the large 
Iparking lot that ac- 
fcommodated the 
presidents of Vail dorm. 
An additional park- 
ting lot was paved in 
'the area above the 
• ( physical plant, but this 
nowhere near replaced 
i the already inadequate 
(parking beside Vail. 
The overflow of cars 
spilled down to fill up 
jPittman parking 
■I spaces and teacher 
ijparking next to the 
^education building. 

Commuter students 
i 1 were constantly turned 
[out of their spaces by 
Leslie S. Wright Con- 

cert Hall when the lots 
were blocked off to ac- 
commodate special 

These students had 
to search for a space 
wherever they could 
find one, all the while 
hoping they would not 
get an expensive 

Often these students 
were late to class if 
they did not know 
beforehand that their 
usual spaces would not 
be available and they 
would have to drive 
around campus in 
search of an empty 

Generally the only 
place on campus that 



always had an available 
spot was Beeson Woods. 
It had been designed to 
have one parking spot for 
each student. These 
students often drove their 
cars to the cafe or to 
class, so they took up 
even more spaces on the 

main campus and left 
Beeson Woods spaces 

Visitors to campus also 
had difficulty finding a 
space to park. Pam Huff, 
anchorwoman for WVTM 
Channel 13, who visited 
campus for a workshop 

held by Women in Com- 
munications for high 
school students, was 
forced to park in Beeson 
Woods, as it was the only 
space available. □ 

-Hallie Von Hagen 

Tina Carglle, PHA, Fr. 

Todd Carlisle. PADM, 


BUI Carothers, JMC. 


RuthCarr, UND. Fr. 

Darlene Carter, NU, 


Kim Marie Carter, 

JMC, Sr. 

Maria Carter, PHA, 


Paul Carter, MKTG. 


Sabrina Carter, ECE. 


Chris Cartrett, BCJS. 


Michael Carver, NU. 


Jeff Cate, RE. So 

Amber Causey, INT, 


Scott Cawthron, PH. 


Anita Chadha, BCJS. 


Renee Chaffln, SO. 


Beth Chambers, ED. 


Phil Chambers, 

MKTG, Fr. 

Carol Chambless, 

RED. So. 

Craig Chapin, MKTG, 


Kim Chester, MU. Fr 

Connie Childers. 

ECE, Fr. 

Elisabeth Chilton, 

UMD, Fr 

Randall Chlsm, MU. 


Stacey Chlsm, MU. 


Christy Choyce, JMC. 


Carol Chrlstol, NU 


Elizabeth Clark, FSA, 








Feel the thunder as 
thoroughbred horses 
race down the track on 
opening day at the Turf 
Club. Birmingham's 
newest attraction took off 
in full force this year 
despite protests from 
many religious organiza- 




The newest attrac- 
tion in the Magic 
City was the Birm- 
ingham Turf Club, 
which opened in the 
spring of 1987. The 
Turf Club offered its 
patrons the chance to 
enjoy thouroughbred 
horse racing in a com- 
fortable atmosphere. 

The Club itself sat 
on 330 acres of coun- 
tryside 10 miles east of 
Birmingham. It provid- 
ed 175 days a year of 
exciting horse racing. 
The Turf Club featured 
a seven-level glass and 
steel building that rose 
100 feet above the 
track. The facility ac- 
commodated 20,000 
people, although it had 
not reached that goal 
as the Turf Club got 

nowhere near its pro- 
jected earnings. 

Racing season was 
from March to Oc- 
tober on Wednesdays 
through Saturdays. 
Each race ran about 
two minutes, then the 
spectator would wait 
15 minutes or more 
until the next two- 
minute race. Although 
this gave the lucky 
winners time to collect 
their earnings or post 
their bets for the next 
race, some people who 
were there just to 
watch easily got bored, 
especially after six or 
seven races. 

One thing many 
people did to pass the 
time was eat. There 
were three fine 
restaurants and over a 

dozen concession 
stands to provide Turf 
Club visitors with 
several different 
choices. The most sur- 
prising thing about the 
food at the Turf Club 
was not the variety of 
choices, but the 
prices. The exorbitant 
prices were a factor in 
the money lost at the 
Club; people who ate 
tended not to bet. This 
led to the racetrack's 
lowering of prices as it 
went deeper into debt. 
For those who didn't 
bet, but only came to 
see the track, an even 
better sport than 
watching the horses 
was watching the peo- 
ple who gathered 
there. From women in 
flower print dresses to 

families spending a 
week's pay and even to 
Samford students, the 
variety of people united in 
the common goal of pull- 
ing for a favorite horse 
was an interesting 

Thoroughbred horse 
racing may not appeal to 
everyone, but because of 
the diversity of entertain- 
ment available, the Birm- 
ingham Turf Club proved 
to be of interest to all. □ 

-Scott Nesmith 


i tan as IBBB IS. »r ■ r 
JM1 ■■ MM »»' I- urn « 

Towering above the park- 
ing lot, the beautiful 
building that houses the Turf 
Club is a work of art. The 
nice facilities came to be the 
downfall of the track, 
however, as it went deeper 
and deeper into debt. 



224 / 

Turf Club 

Clark — DeBrohun 

Johnny Clark, RE. Fr. 
Bill Cleveland. HI. So 
Robert Coats, UND. Fr. 
Joey Coe. PE, So. 
Deana Coggins, PY. So. 
Maurice Cole, RED. Fr. 
Amy Coleman, EH, Fr 
Susie Coles. IREL. Fr. 

Paula Collett, Bl. Fr 
Stephen Collier, BI. So 
Donna Collins, ED, Sr. 
Eric Collins, PADM. Fr 
Suzanne Collins, HEIB. 

Tina Combs, HR. Jr. 
Katie Cook, EH, So. 
Chris Corder, UND, Fr 

Susan Corley. MKTG. 


David Corts, BUS, Fr 

Jon Corts. PADM, Fr 

Karen Covington. JMC. 


PA Crenshaw. HEED, 


Stephanie Crider. IREL, 


John Crocker, RE, Jr. 

Karen Crumpton, SCT. 


Amy Culbertson, 


David Cumbie. UND. 


Mary Cunningham, 

FINA. Jr. 

Frankie Curry. PHA. Sr 

Lanae Curry, ACCT, 


Michelle Curtis. MO, Fr. 

Jill Daniel, PHA, Fr. 

Terry Daugherty. BUS. 


Brendan Davis, UND. 


Christi Davis. PADM. 


Christopher Davis, EH, 


Ivey Davis, PREM, So 

Jennifer Davis, MEDT. 


Johnny Davis. JMC, Fr 

Keith Davis, PHA. Jr. 

Kendall Davis. BUS. So 

Mary Davis. PADM. Fr 

Mindy Davis, UND, Fr 

Bretton Dawkins, 


Delaine Dawson, BUS, 


Barbie Dean, UND, Fr 

Cheryl Dean, NU, So 

William Dean, MGMT. 


Jennifer DeBrohun, 

MGMT, Sr. 



/ 225 

DeCarlo — Fields 

Jimmy DeCarlo, 

GRDE, Jr. 

Llesl Dee*. RE. So 

Amelia DeLoach, HI 


Revonda De Loach, 

PY. Jr. 

Tom Oempaey, HR 


Alexa Dobbins, Bl, 


Jill Dobb*. ED. Fr 

Susan Donaldson, Bl. 


Jeff Dorman, ACCT, 


Stephen Doster, 

MGMT. Fr. 

Agusta Downey, PE, 


Brian Drlsklll, ACCT. 


David Duke, MCJ, Fr 

Kent Duncan, PE, Sr 

Charles Dunn, 

MGMT. So. 

Elaine Durrett, 

MGMT. So. 

Lara Dutton, N(J, Fr. 

Ellen Duvall, (JND. Fr. 

Leslie Eanes, ELED. 


Andrea Early. MGMT. 


Mike Easterllng, 

JMC. So. 




Upon returning to 
school in the fall, 
students were greeted by 
an old friend with a new 
face — Beeson Student 

As one of the first 
buildings built on the 
Lakeshore campus, the 
student center has seen 
thousands of faces come 
and go, and has had many 
"face-lifts" herself. 

The student center had 
finally become a place for 

student life. The lounge 
was completed, and not a 
day went by without 
students taking advan- 
tage of this spacious, 
comfortable room. Bet- 
ween classes, at convo 
time and during lunch, 
students poured in, talk- 
ing, laughing, relaxing 
and watching television. 

It soon became the 
place to chat with friends, 
hold group gatherings 
and study in an at- 

mosphere less restricted 
than the library. 

The new bookstore 
was completed, its doors 
open wide, beckoning for 
students to enter. 

The hushed at- 
mosphere lent itself to 
the selection and pur- 
chase of books, supplies, 
gifts and school-spirited 

The store was larger 
than the previous room 
and attractively arranged 

so that it was easy to 
discover the items one 
was searching for. 

A new line of clothes 
emblazoned with trendy 
emblems using the Sam- 
ford name filled one cor- 
ner of the store. Extra 
register space cut down 
on long lines and attrac- 
tive display windows 
showed off what the store 
had to offer. 

Another renovated 
facet of the student 
center was the 
gameroom. It became an 
entertainment center that 
provided an action- 
packed area for students 
to unwind. 

A paint job was the 
foundation for the 
gameroom's new look. A 
forest green was used, in 
keeping with the snack 
bar area. 

The old name of co-op 
was thrown out and a 
contest was held to name 

the new snack bar 
area. "Sam's Place" 
was choosen as the 
new name and the 
snack bar took off 
in full swing. 

A salad bar, in 
addition to the 
counter which sold 
hamburgers, sand- 
wiches, chicken 
fingers and the in- 
stantly popular 
gyro, kept the 
snack area con- 
stantly busy. 

Next, a new 
lighting system was 
installed to provide 
the light needed for 
fast-paced rounds 
of pool and 

The video games, 
a favorite of many 
students, were 
brought in, as well 
as a new electrical 
system for all of the 
video games. 


226 / 

Student Center 

Mike Easterllng. 

PHA. Sr. 

Tammy Jo Eaton, 

ED. Fr. 

Pamela Edgewortb, 

BUS. Fr 

Ubby Edwards, 

MUED, Sr. 

Martha Edwards, MU. 


Mary Edward*. 

ACCT. Sr. 

Todd Ellis, M(J. Fr. 

( -?>te 

Christopher Erb, 

PHA. Sr. 

Mark Espy, MGMT, 


Julie Evans, MA. Fr. 

Matt Evans, HI. Sr. 

Alyson Eyer, UND, Fr. 

Karen Falrchlld, BUS. 


Jeff Falls, UND, Fr. 

Karri Fast, CHMU, Fr. 

Dlna Faulk. MERD, Jr. 

Mark Faulkner, PE. 


Denlse Fawley, MU. 


Timothy Fell, BUS. Fr. 

Beth Fentress, f'.U. Jr. Fields, MU, Sr. 

David Rigg 

Anxiously waiting to see 
what will happen to her 
man, Sheryll Free, a 
sophomore elementary 
education major from Or- 
mond Beach, Fla., takes time 
out to play a video game 
with freshman Ashley Vance 
of Montgomery. 

The jukebox, always 
ready to fill the air with 
the pulsating beat of the 
latest in rock-n-roll, was a 
frequent companion to 
the games being played. 

The post office also 
took on a new look as it 
was expanded to provide 
additional boxes for the 
increase of students on 
and off campus that 
wanted an SG box. 

The rows of boxes 
were in constant use as a 
steady stream of mail 
kept students in touch 
with friends and family 
back home. 

When all changes were 
made, a grand opening 
was held. The event was 

complete with pool and 
ping pong tournaments. 

A video jukebox pro- 
vided entertainment and 
a drawing was sponsored 
by Little Ceasar's pizza. 
Freshman Steve Lamb 
was the winner of two 
pizzas a week for a year. 

The renovation of the 
student center provided 
the campus with a com- 
fortable place to gather as 
friends and has been a 
welcome addition to the 
changes on campus. □ 

-Amy Samuels 


People/ 22 / 

Fitch — Gunn 

8am Fitch, FINA, Fr 

Dietra Fltzpatrlck, 

ACCT. So. 

Debbie Flaker, ED, Jr. 

Kara Fletcher, 

MKTG. Fr. 

Brian Flood, PHA. Sr 

Craig Ford, (JMD. Fr. 

Kelly Ford, (JMD. So 

Edwin* Foretman, 

MKGT. Sr. 

Jeffrey Foratman, 

BOS. Jr. 

Edith Foater, FN, So 

Jeff Foater, ACCT. Jr. 

Pamela Foater, MU. Fr 

Janlne Fotla, ED. Fr. 

Scott Fountain, PE. Jr 

Omina Fowler, 


Tim Franclne, JMC. So 

Tammy Franks, PY. Fr 

8heryll Ann Free, 

ED. So 

Mary Fuller, HI. Jr. 

Sheila Oalvez, CJND, Fr 

Leslie Gann, FN, Sr. 

Vonda Kay Qann, 

LGLB, Sr. 

Llaa Garrard, 

MGMT. Sr. 

Rhonda Garrett, 


Kim Garretson, 

PHA. Jr 

Colleen Gay nor, 

JMC, Sr. 

Wendy Gentry. PHA, Fr. 

Ginger George, NU, Jr. 

Kenneth Qlbba, 

IREL. Sr. 

8andl Gilbert, ED, Sr, 

Judy Qlllentlne, 

PREL. Fr. 

Carol Gillespie. 

PHA. Sr. 

Gretchen Glenn, 

MGMT. So. 

8tacey Godfrey, MO. So. 

Mellaa Goodwin. Bl, So. 

Terrl Anne Goodwin, 

NO, Sr. 

Bobby Gordon, RE, Jr. 

Jennifer Gordon, RE, Jr. 

Chuck Gore, UND, Fr. 

Stacy Qoae, PHA. Jr. 

Linda Garcia, MCI. Sr 

Kathy Graham, NCJ. So. 

George Gregory, 


Martha Gregson, 

ED. Sr. 

Karen Grlaaom, 

MKTG, Fr. 

Karen Grizzle, 

ACCT. Sr. 

Julie Grove, BUS. Fr. 

Sonya Gunn, MktG, Fr. 


228 / 

Macy's Opening 


David Rigg 

Emblazoned on the 
side of a giant ice 
cream cone balloon, 
the Macy's name could 
be seen from many van- 
tage points. The oversiz- 
ed balloon announced 
the Grand Opening of the 

When I first heard 
that Macy's was 
going to open a branch in 
Birmingham, my first 
thought was "Why?" 
After all, Macy's was a 
posh New York depart- 
ment store and there 
were probably not too 
many people who could 
afford the doubtlessly ex- 
orbitant prices they 
would charge. 1 thought it 
would never work. 

The months rolled by, 
and Macy's did eventually 
open. Of course, it didn't 
just open like other de- 
partment stores. Macy's 

David Rigg 

Enjoying the festivities in 
the children's depart- 
ment, this small family 
member is greeted by a 
lifesize Popeye the Sailor 
Man as he entertains with 
other whimsical characters 
during the Grand Opening. 




actually had three 
openings. On Thurs- 
day, March 12, there 
was a "silent opening." 
This was an unpublic- 
ized run to give the 
employees a chance to 
work the bugs out of 
the systems. One of 
the biggest bugs was 
opening time itself 
which was delayed 
from 10 a.m. to 10:30, 
and then to 1 1 . 

On Monday, March 
16, there was a special 
opening for which 
tickets were sold at 
$10 a head. The pro- 
ceeds went to benefit 
the Birmingham Arts 
Council. Finally Wed- 
nesday, March 18, the 
Grand Opening was 
held complete with the 
Betty Boop balloon all 

the way from Mew York. 

I did not make the 
Grand Opening, how- 
ever, I did go to the 
Thursday preview and 
was sufficiently im- 
pressed. Because we 
could not get in until 
1 1 , a friend and I stood 
outside and memorized 
the store directory. 
This was a special bit 
of planning, designed 
to make us appear as 
though we had been 
born and bred in 

Once the store 
opened, we made a 
beeline for the men's 
store. The first thing I 
found was a delightful 
little sweater imported 
from Hong Kong and a 
real buy at only $978. 

After I had finished 

gagging, we made our 
way to the third floor 
which is called ap- 
propriately enough, 
The Cellar. (How's that 
for Yankee ingenuity?) 
We talked about our 
impression of Macy's 
over lunch in The 
Cellar Restaurant. 

There is no question 
that it will be a big suc- 
cess. There are, how- 
ever, several questions 
that have to be an- 
swered. "Will the 
Macy's parade move to 
Birmingham?," "Will 
Rich's be able to keep 
up with the new kid on 
the block?" and the 
most important ques- 
tion of all: "When will 
Birmingham get a 
Nieman-Marcus?" □ 

-Scott Nesmith 


7 229 


Gutierrez — Higgins 


As the cost of living 
rose and students' 
cash flow fell, many dug 
deeper and deeper into 
empty pockets in order to 
make ends meet. 

When the school year 
began students were 
faced with paying a 
higher tuition and buying 
books for another year of 

Those who moved into 
new rooms had the cost 
of fixing up an old room 
and many were drained of 
their money supply in the 
first month of school. 

Ambitious workers 
who had horded their 
summer wages, saw them 
sift through their fingers 
as an unknown source 
seemed to slowly empty 
their wallets. 

Many sought on- 
campus jobs to fill their 
penniless pockets, or ap- 
plied for work in the Bir- 
mingham area. Others 

just relied on good 'ol 
mom and dad to keep the 
cash flow constant. 

As students looked for 
new and innovative ways 
to line their pockets, the 
power of that little piece 
of plastic became ap- 
parent. The convenience 
of "buy now pay later" 
was too good to pass up 
and students learned to 
dread the arrival of those 
monthly bills. 

But the temptation was 
too hard to resist when 
post office boxes 
overflowed with specials 
offered to college 
students with credit 
already approved. 

The clout of a card 

Pushing buttons in an ef- 
fort to retrieve money 
from the Alert machine in the 
student center, Darissa 
Brooks, a freshman biology 
major from Williamsburg, 
Ky., tries to figure out how 
the machine works. 

David Rigg 






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' f 


Lara Gutierrez, Bl, 


Richard Hadden, 

PHA. So. 

Lisa Hale, JMC, Fr. 

Stacle Halfacre, 

MGMT, Fr. 

Carolyn Hall, PHA. 


Buffi Hamea, HEIB, 


JanaHamll.UND, Fr. 

Pam Hamm, ADM. Fr. 

Keith Hamrick, JMC. 


Bryan Hancock, 

MKTG, Sr, 

Debbie Hand, INT. Sr 

Sherri Hannah. JMC, 


Paige Harbour, ED. 


Philip Harkins, MU. 


Jon Harned, PHA, Gr 

Jennifer Harper, 


Mary Lee Harper, PY, 


J.T. Harrell, MU. Jr 

Kelly Harrell, UND. 


Amy Harris, MEDT, 


Donna Harris, (JND 


230 / 


from the new Macy's 

department store in 

the Galleria was hard 

to overlook and 

students filled their 

wallets with the 

fashionable ensemble 

of Rich's, Parisian's 

and Macy's cards. 

The gas card was 

I also well-used and 

; many students were 

|; able to obtain the 

I family's card and thus 

| charge the expense to 

I home. It also came in 

I handy for those unex- 

I pected expenses that 

: came along when a car 

■ malfunctioned or a 

! new part was need- 

I ed. Automatic Teller 

I Machines were a vital 

j part of a student's 

wallet. The need for 

quick cash was a must 

on those nights that 

one just couldn't stand 

another bite of cafe 


A Food World check 
cashing card also 
came in handy when a 
student needed some 
additional funds. The 
grocery store allowed 
approved students to 
cash out-of-town 
checks for cash. Since 
Food World was open 
late, this became very 

Wendy's was a 
popular place for 
students who wanted 
to eat out but had no 
ready cash. The fast 
food chain would ac- 
cept a check with 
hardly any hassle. 
Other places such as 
Lee's Fried Chicken 
and Captain D's also 
took checks. These 
became well-known to 
students who rarely 
had cash to spare.D 

-Rachel Pinson 

1987 Prices 




Little Ceasars Pizza 

Spring Fling T-Shirt 

Levis jacket 


Krispy Kreme doughnut 

Compact disc 

Coke machine 

$ 135 hr. 
$ 4.50 

$ 10.00 
$ 5.00 
$ 45.00 

$ 15.00 


To Pay 

Julia Harris, PHA. So 

Todd Harvey, IREL. 


Hope Haslam, HR, So. 

Allison Hatch, BUS. 


Charles Hawkins. RE. 


Kristen Hawkins, 

MGMT, So. 

Penny Hays. MU Fr. 

Donna Hazard, ED. 


Doug Helms, PY. Fr. 

Todd Hendrlx, PY. Fr 

Amy Henrich, Bl. Fr. 

Stacey Henry, ED. Fr. 

Melinda Herndon, 

CJND, So. 

Kathy Herren, UMD. 


Karen Herrlngton, 

INT, Sr. 

Susie Herrlngton, 

IREL, So. 

Tracey Herzer, MCJ, 


Laura Hlcken, RE. So 

Kristen Hickman, NU 


Stanley Hicks, PHA. 


Valerie Hlggins. RE. 






David Rlgg 

Taking a swift punch 
in the stomach, this 
white belt competitor 
receives the full force of 
his opponent's fist, the 
tournament was held in 
the UAB gymnasium late 
in the spring semester. 



The Southeastern 
Karate Championship 
was held at the Univer- 
sity of Alabama at Bir- 
mingham in mid May. 
It was sponsored by 
(J.S. Oyama's 
Kyokushin Karate 
School in Homewood. 
Three Samford 
students competed in 
the event. 

David Rigg, who was 
beaten 2-to-l in the 
first round and Scott 
Barton, who made it to 
the second round to be 
beaten 3-to-2 were two 
of the students who 
took Karate for 
physical education 
credit and participated 
in the tournament. 

Owner of the studio 
and coordinator of the 

competition, Shihan 
Oyama, was pleased 
with the performance 
of his students in the 

He has taught the 
class as a physical 
education credit for 
the past seven years 
and has earned an 
eighth degree black 

The class was 
popular and was of- 
fered during Jan term 
and in the Spring term. 

The tournaments 
were held in May and 
January and were an 
opportunity for karate 
students from all over 
the Southeast to 
match their skill 
against other students. 

The University 
students, being white 

belts, competed in the 
point system competi- 
tion held Saturday 

Under this system, 
two fighters attempted 
to use correct form in 
landing a punch or 
kick. Each punch or 
kick not blocked by 
the opponent was 
counted as a point. 
The first fighter to 
score three points, or 
the fighter with the 
most points after two 
minutes was the win- 
ner and went on to 
face another oppo- 
nent. For some, it was 
the longest two 
minutes they had ever 

Oyama taught stu- 
dents the Kyokushin 
style of Japanese 

karate. He insisted that 
each student give his all 
and graded accordingly. 

There were many 
hours of hard work, a 
good deal of pain and 
even some blood in- 
volved, but it was worth it 
to the students. 

They learned not only 
the art of self-defense, 
but also gained insight in- 
to the martial ways of the 
Japanese customs and 
rituals. □ 

— David Rigg 

Davjd Rigg 

Moving aggressively 
toward his opponent, 
Scott Barton, a junior 
religion major from Pine Hill, 
works hard to make it to the 
second round. 




Hill — Jones 

Beth Hill. NO. So 

Bradley Hill. PHA. Gr 

Bruce Hill. PREM. Fr 

Sharon Hill. PHA. Jr. 

Wendy Hill, NCI. Fr 

Mitzi Hipsher. MCI, 


Tami Hobbs. PHA. 


Philip Hodges. 


Mark Holbrook. PREM, 


Sandy Hollandsworth, 

ED. Fr 

Allison Holleman, EH, 


Ronnie Hollis. BUS, So 

Sherry Holloway. CIND 


Theresa Holloway. 


Jorja Hollowell. JMC. 


Jennifer Holmes. CIND 


Jana Homberg, INT. 


Mark Hoope'. JMC. 


Susanne Hopper. EH. 


Tim Horton. PREN. 


Leigh Hosch. PREM. 


Todd Howell. Bl. Sr 

Lynn Hudson, MCI, 


Scotl Hughes. ED. 


Jeffrey Humber. 

JMC. So 

Landon Hughes, CS. 


Christy Hutchison. 

ED. Fr 

David Hutts, PY, So. 

Sherri Hyde. NCI. So 

Suzanne Ikard, FINA, 


Angel Ikner. ED. Fr 

Julie Ingouf. ED. So 

Elizabeth Ireland, 

PHA. Jr 

Richielrvin.CS. Fr 

Elizabeth Isbell, PHA, 


Rebecca Jacks. FN. 


Carlene Jackson. PY, 


Jane Jackson. 


Grace Jaye. IREL. Sr 

Tab Jefferson. PE. 


Marlin Johns. PE. Sr 

Bryan Johnson, FINA. 


Jill Johnson. HR. Fr 

Kristi Johnson. PY. Fr 

Pam Johnson. PH. So. 

Sally Johnson, HI, Sr, 

Scott Johnson. PADM 


Beverly Jones. MA. Sr 




/ 233 

Jones — Laurenzo 

Brian Jones. BOS, Fr 

David Jones, RE, So 

Irving Jones, EH, Fr. 

Steven Jordan. CHMU. Sr 

Joni Justice. OND. Fr 

Doug Kauffman. BOS. Fr 

Becky Keesee, ED. Fr 

Mitzi Keesee, ECE. Jr 

Michele Kendall. MGMT. 


Wayne Kenney. PREM, Fr 

Penny Kent, BUS. Fr 

Missey Lee Key, MKTG, 


Carolyn Kilgore. MA, Sr 

Laura Kilgore, MO. Fr 

Kari Kilgrow, Bl, Fr 

Teresa Killian, MO. Jr 

Anthony Kimbrough. 


Becky Kimbrough, BOS, 


Todd Kimbrough. PHA. Fr 

Annica King, MKTG, Fr 

Jenny King. GRDE, Fr 


Swift, fluid motions 
characterized the 
movements of a skate- 
boarder as he whizzed 
down a hill and around 
corners. Whipping in and 
out of slower people who 
traveled without wheels, 

stunts, skateboarding was 
a relaxing way to pass the 
time, a low-cost means of 
transportation and an in- 
vigorating form of 

Many skateboarders 
started learning the art on 

for the special use of 

Skateboarders were 
seen as individualists with 
their custom-designed 
skateboards and unique 

Not a highly organized 

a skateboarder had the 
wind at his back as long 
as he had control of his 

Starting with simple 
street' skating and work- 
ing up to complex aerial 

makeshift ramps set up 
at the end of a driveway. 

Those who became 
more interested in the 
sport moved out of the 
backyard and into areas 
and special tracks built 

sport with a strict set of 
rules, the skateboarding 
world was left free to pur- 
sue all aspects offered by 
the fast-paced action. 

This often included 
bruised knees and cut- 

up hands, but the thrill 
of almost flying was 
worth it. 

The excitement and 
danger of flying into 
the air and then ex- 
ecuting a safe landing 
on a concrete walkway 
made the sport appeal- 
ing to the younger set. 

People from ages 12 
to 25 enjoyed the 
thrills provided by the 
board on wheels, but 
the high-risk factor 
often discouraged 
older participants. 

It was the second- 
most frequent cause of 
injuries to children 
(behind bicycles). 

The government 
tried to ban it, but 
companies came out 
with stronger pads and 
helmets that made it 
safer. It still did not 
become especially 
popular nationwide, 
but many were aware 

of the high thrills of- 
fered by the sport. 

Michael J. Fox gave 
the board a new twist 
when he performed 
stunts in his box-office 
hit movie, Back To 
The Future. 

The heartbreaker 
made his getaway 
from the bad guys by 
turning a 1950s 
scooter into a 
skateboard and racing 
from his opponents 
who were in a car. 

The country was 
then well aware of the 
high-speed oppor- 
tunities provided by 
the wheeled contrap- 
tion (although all were 
warned not to try 
those stunts at home). 

Many who made 
their home on cam- 
pus, however, did give 
skateboarding a try as 
avid fans of the sport 
were seen whizzing 


234 / 


Scotty King, PE. Jr. 
Katherine Kingren. ACCT. 

Belinda Kircus.JMC.Sr 
Mary Kirkland. HI. Jr. 
Valinda Kirkland, PH, Fr. 
Keith Kirkley. MU. So. 
Donna Kitchen. NU. Sr 

Bill Klausman, BUS. Fr 
Susan Kline. INT. Fr 
Kim Knowles. JMC. Fr. 
Tracey Kornegay, NU. So. 
Mark Kowalski. BUS. So. 
Kevin Krazlein. MKTG. Sr 
Bob Kuykendall. UND. Fr 

Donna Ladner. MA, Fr 
Pam Lafon, MA. So. 
Karen Lane. PHA. Sr. 
Mildred Lanier. Bl. Fr 
Suzanne Laramore, NU, Fr 
Robin Largin, PHA. Jr. 
Catherine Laurenzo. IREL. 

Alan Thompson 

Cruisin' down the 
sidewalks of the quad, 
Chris Davis, a senior English 
major from Laurel, Md. and 
David Burdeshaw, a 
freshman music education 
major from Montgomery, 
release pent-up energy by 

through the twists and 
turns of the sidewalks 
that crisscrossed the 

The steep hills which 
characterized the campus 
also made the University 
an excellent place to 
practice the sport. 

Matt Burton, a sopho- 

more economics major 
from Orlando, Fla., said 
that campus was a good 
place to experience the 

"I've been around it 
(skateboarding) all my 
life," Burton said. "I wish 
it could get bigger and in- 
volve more people." 

"I do it in an effort to 
relax," senior William 
Reed said. "It's a good 
way to get away from 
everything and just 

□ -Hallie Von Hagen 




Lawrence — McGinnis 

Amy Lawrence, JMC, 


Larry Leaver, MGMT. 


Denice Levels, MEDT. 


Bert Lindbergh Jr.. 

EH, Jr. 

Leslie Under. ED. Fr 

Marlka Llpscombe, 


Tamara Locklar, PY, 


Greg Long, JMC, Sr. 

JeffLoper.CS, Sr. 

Melody Lorenz, MCI. 


Dee Lorlng, ED. Fr 

Cara Lott, MU. Sr. 

Sheila Love, MU 

Melissa Lowery, ED. 


Renae Lucas, PREL. 


Mary Beth Maddox, 

BUS. Fr 

Kevin Madison, 

MGMT, So. 

Philip Mahler, RE, Fr 

Libby Maines, INT. 


Beth Malmede, UMD, 


Michelle Mangonigal, 

ED, Fr. 

Karen Mangum, Ed. 


Nancy Mann, CHR. Jr. 

TomMantek.CS. Fr 

Cindy Marcey, PADM, 


Reginald Marcum, 

MU. Sr 

Rod Marshall, RE. Sr 

Cheryl Martin, UMD. 


Leigh Fran Martin, 

HEED, Sr. 

Cynthia Maryanow, 


Cyndi Mashburn. PE, 


Jamil Mason, FIMA, 


Susan Mason, UMD, 


KimMassey, MERD. 


Cheryl Mathews, 


Mary Matthews, SM. 


Michelle Mathews, 

PHA. Fr 

Rita Matthews, 

MKTG, So. 

Mark May, RE. So 

Evalya McCall. MU. 


Julie McClure. IREL, Fr 

Kay McCollum, ED, Sr. 

Dana McDavld. EH. Fr. 

Karen McDonald, ED, 


Stephanie McDonald, 

PHA. So. 

Susan McGaha, RED, 


Anne McGee, PHA, Sr. 

Scott McGinnis, BUS. 


236 / 

Answering Machines 


David Rigg 

All wrapped up in 
phone cords, junior 
John Puckett from 
Childersburg, tries to 
answer all his phone 
lines. For a student with a 
busy social calendar, an 
available phone was a 

What was once con- 
sidered an extreme 
luxury had now become 
commonplace at the 
University - the age of the 
answering machine had 

Dorm rooms and of- 
fices alike had these 
"talking boxes" and the 
messages they spat out 
were reflections of the 
personalities of the 

"Please don't hang 
up!, "pleaded one anxious 

"We can't come to the 
phone right now be- 

David Rigg 

The little box with the 
blinking lights became a 
hot item as the answering 
machine found a place in the 
dorm room. Students who 
were in class, or down the hall 
would no longer worry that 
they had missed a call, the 
answering machine caught 
every word. 




cause, . . . well, we 
can't find the phone 
right now," said 

The messages 
ranged from short to 
long and from general 
to specific. 

"You shouldn't be 
calling me right now 
anyway, I'm studying 
for exams!" 

Often the messages 
were a combined effort 
of many creating 
choruses, dialogues 
and everything 

Musical messages 
were a popular choice. 
The messages were 
creative, from a rendi- 
tion of We Are The 
World, to a rap ending 
with, "just wait for the 
beep, just wait for 

the beep." Waiting for 
the beep seemed to be 
the generally accepted 
manner of answering 
machine etiquette. 

Perhaps the most 
entertaining part of the 
answering machine 
boom was the caller 

Cotton mouth, 
sweaty palms, loss of 
memory and tem- 
porary paralysis were a 
few common symp- 
toms of the answering 
machine blues from 
the caller's standpoint. 

Stuttered messages 
were rampant, as 
callers forgot the 
reasons for the calls 
when they realized they 
were talking to a 

Some brave souls, 

however, found no dif- 
ficulty in chatting to a 
tape recorder. Often 
callers forgot no one 
was listening, and they 
asked questions and 
paused for answers. 

Still others found the 
answering machine to 
be the perfect friend 
and poured out life 
stories, problems and 

Whatever the reac- 
tion, answering 
machines made com- 
munication a breeze. 

Meetings were 
scheduled, dates made 
and friendships were 
saved as the forgetful 
roommate was re- 
leased from the 
responsibility of re- 
membering mes- 
sages. LI -Amy Samuels 




McGohon — Myers 


Students did not have 
to go far from cam- 
pus to find the latest in 
movie entertainment. 

In addition to the cable 
television that was in- 
stalled in Beeson Woods, 
monthly campus movies, 
Video Theatre and video 
rentals offered students 
pleasant study breaks. 

To provide students 
with the in-theater feel- 
ing, the brothers of Alpha 
Phi Omega showed reel- 
to-reel full length feature 
films in Dwight Beeson 

The sisters of Gamma 
Sigma Phi also provided 
students who attended 
the films with conces- 
sions before the movie 
and at intermission. 

Tank, The Right 
Stuff and Legal Eagles 
were just three of the 
monthly films shown. An 
average of 56 people 
viewed the flims over the 
three days each was 

David Rigg 

For the 1987 school 
year, the movie selection 
committee, headed by 
Chris Harper, a junior 
from Warrior, had plans 
to show such box office 
successes as The Color 
Purple, Mosquito Coast, 
An American Tail, The 
Mission and The 

The committee also 
had plans to show such 
movie classics as African 
Queen, It's A Wonderful 
Life and Brian's Song . 

Video Theatre was a 
popular activity for 

Sponsored by the Stu- 
dent Activities Council, 
Video Theatre showed 
such popular films as 

The top movies of the 
year were available to 
students once they came out 
on video cassette. Video 
Showcase, a popular rental 
spot, offered box office hits 
as well as VCR rentals. 

Alisa McGohon, 

MERD. Jr. 

Mary McGraw. ACCT, 


Cynthia McKenzle, 

MKTG, Sr. 

Heidi McKlnney, 

ART. Sr. 

Sherry McNees, 

MERD. So. 

George McNInch, PH. 


Edward McNutt. 

ACCT, Fr. 

Linda McPheraon, 

IBOS. Sr. 

Larry McQulaton, HI. 


Amy Melton, UMD. 


Andrea Menzel, rHU 


Rhonda Merrell, 

MEDT. Jr. 

Nancy Mezlck, M(J, Jr. 

Helen Middlebrooks, 

MGMT, Fr. 

Lana Mlddleton, EH, 


Greer Milam, MA, Fr. 

David MlUer, PE, Fr 

Trey Mllllcan, PADM, 


Scotty Mitchell. INT, 


Andrea Money, PY, 


Klmberly Monroe, 



238 / 

Video Rentals 

Space Camp, Weird 
Science, Top Gun and 
Gung Ho. 

The films were 
hown on the large 
screen television in the 
student lounge. 

While the monthly 
ampus movies and 
Video Theatre offered 
students movie enter- 
ainment, many 
students preferred to 
ent video cassette 
recorders and cas- 
settes to show in their 
■dorm rooms. 

Some students 

owned their own VCRs 

which added to the 

popularity of video 

a rental. 

Freshman Bill Car- 
others from Nashville, 
Tenn., had his own 
VCR in his room. "I us- 
ad it to record shows 
that I missed while stu- 
j dying. We had the 
I whole hall watching 

Ferris Bueller's Day 
Off one night. In the 
spring I rented about 
20 videos. In January 
it wasn't Jan Term, it 
was 'movie term.' 
Every three or four 
days we'd rent a film." 

On any occasion a 
student could go to 
any one of 15 video 
rental outlets such as 
Video Xpress, Movie 
Gallery or Video 
Showcase and rent the 
film of their choice for 
around $2. New 
releases were snatched 
up by students and 
shown at fraternity 
parties or at friendly 
get togethers. 

According to an 
employee at Video 
Xpress, comedy films, 
music videos and hor- 
ror classics tended to 
be the most popular 
movies rented by 
University students. 

Students did not have 
to spend $4.50 for the 
new attractions in the 
theaters in the Birm- 
ingham area. If they 
wished to wait a little 
longer to see the film, 
they could probably 
catch it on campus or on 
video cassette for a 
cheaper price. □ 

-Mike Manning 





Stacy Montague, 

MGMT, Fr. 

James Montgomery, 


John Moon, PE, Fr. 

Christine Moore, 

BUS, Fr. 

Doug Moore, MKTG, 


Kimberly Moore. NU, 


Melissa Moore, MU, 


Stephanie Moody, 

SO, Fr. 

Lynne Morgan, SO, 


Cindy Morris, MU Sr 

Marigene Morris, ED. 


Wayne Morris, 

PADM, Sr. 

Teresa Morrison, MA, 


Mary Alice Moser, 

PY, Fr. 

Tony Moussakhani, 

ACCT, So. 

Kirstin Mueninghoff, 

CS, Fr. 

Melodie Murdock, 

ELED, Fr. 

Scott Murphree, 

MGMT. Jr. 

Don Musen, Bl, Jr. 

Alice Myers, PY. So 

Cindy Myers, LGLB, Fr. 

People/ d*3\j 

David Rigg 

Parisians in the 
Galleria sold hun- 
dreds of bows to women 
who were bedecking 
their hair in the height of 
fashion. The bows came 
in a variety of colors that 
were meant to match any 




The new look for 
hair this year was 
a big bow that matched 
the outfit. 

They started out 
coming in basic black 
and then moved on to 
brighter colors. 

Made from taffeta, 
lace, grosgrain or 
chambray, the bow 
could add just the right 
touch to any outfit. It 
could be sporty or 
cutesy and added a flir- 
ty dimension to the 

The ponytail-at-the- 
came back in fashion 
as women first used 
the bows to pull their 
haire back from their 
face. It was also used to 
secure long braids or 
fastened at the bottom 

of a French braid. 

With long hair mak- 
ing its re-entry into the 
world of fashion, an at- 
tractive way of keeping 
it out of one's face was 
needed. The bow, with 
its cute, perky look 
was just the ticket. 

Soon, however, the 
bow was not worn with 
sporty outfits only. 
Fancy silvery and gold 
ones appeared on the 
market and the head- 
piece soon was donned 
for dress-up affairs. 

Taffeta ones were 
the rage for Christmas 
extravaganzas and red 
and green plaid were 
extremly popular. 

The look was popu- 
lar for little girls as well 
as college students. 

One look at the 

church pew holding 
the youth group on a 
Sunday morning told 
the story of white lace 
and taffeta holding 
back unruly looks. 

The trend was 
universal, however, as 
older women bought 
bows for themselves 
as well as their 

Madonna started the 
trend when she first 
became popular in the 
early '80s. White lace 
bows were always a 
part of her costume. 

But the look was 
refined this year as in- 
stead of casually 
wrapped lace strips, 
the bow was clean-cut 
and very feminine. 

"I love the way I can 
just sweep my hair 

back and keep it out of 
my face," said fresh- 
man Julie Jones of 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

Junior Kim Andrews, 
from Jackson, Miss., said 
"The bow can be casual 
or dressy. Adding a bow 
to an outfit can change 
the whole look!" 

The popularity of the 
bow lasted through the 
fall and spring fashion 
season, and as more and 
more girls began buying 
them to match any and 
all outfits, they became 
an accepted fashion 

Statement. D -Hallie Von Hagen 

David Rigg 

From black to taffeta to 
lace, the bows came in 
all sizes, colors and 
materials. They were seen in 
classrooms, on the in- 
tramural field and at formats. 
The bow became a fashion 






Myers — Phillips 


Scott Myers, UND. So. 

Charles Myrick, 

ACCT, Jr. 

Tammy Myrick, HI. 


Pat Nabors, GRDE. Sr 

Bethany Naff, HEED. 


Jill Math, PHA. Sr. 

Jonlyn Nation, MO. 


William New Jr., RE. 


Stephanie Newell, 

ED. Fr. 

8tacey Newsome, 

PHA. So. 

Mark Newton, UMD. 


Brian Nix, FIN A. Jr. 

Carolyn Nolen, PHA. 


Mary Either Norman, 

UND, Fr 

Stephanie Nunn. 

JMC. Sr. 

Brenda O'Byrne, 

PHA. So. 

Klmberly O'Farrell. 

(JND, Fr. 

Poppl O'Neal, MGMT. 


Chrl. O'Rear, Bl. Sr 

Alllaon Olive, ACCT. 


David Olive. MGMT. 


Ellae Olive, MA. Fr. 

Bruce Osborn, RE, Jr. 

Criata Osborne, MU. 


Tammie Owenaby, 

NU. So. 

Johnny Padallno, RE, 


Cindy Padgett, JMC. 


Dawn Palmer, UMD. 


Joey Pardo, JMC. Fr 

Don Pardue, PE, Fr. 

Jamea Parker, UMD. 


Cellta Pate, Fr. 

Elizabeth Pate, MU. 


Sharon Pate, MU. Sr. 

Barry Patterson, MU, 


Billy Payne, THCP. Jr. 

Linda Payne, MU. Jr. 

Meredith Pender, MU. 


Chris Perkins, HI. Sr. 

Barbara Perrin, ED. 


Michael Perry, RE. 


Stanley Peter, PREM. 


Kathy Petty, ACCT. 


Charlotte PhlUips, 

LGLB, So. 

Cbrista Phillip., 

MKTG. So. 

Dana Phillips, MU. Fr 

John Phillips. PADM 


Sony a Phillips. UND. 





Pilgrim — Sims 

Oiann Pilgrim, HEED. 


Rachel Pinson, EH, 


Vanessa Pinson, 


Kara Pless, PHA, Sr 

Andrew Porter. PH. 


Lori Posey, PHA, Jr. 

David Powell, HI. Jr. 

Laura Powell, INT. Jr. 

Mary Beth Praytor, 

RE. So. 

Lydia Presley, UND. 


Jennifer Prince, MA. 


Felicia Pryor, N(J, Fr 

John Puckett. JMC. 


MikePugh. PRED. Fr 

Sally Pyle.BI.Jr 

Robie Ragland. PE. 


Tim Rau, CS. Fr 

Cindy Rayfield, 


Jeff Reece, GRDE. So. 

John Reece, MA. Sr 

Julie Reid.UND. So 

Valery Reynolds. ED. 


Bill Rice, FINA, Sr 

Martha Richardson, 

NO, Jr 

Lori Richeson, PHA. 


Laurie Roark, BI. Sr. 

Ray Roberson, 

MGMT, Jr. 

Tony Robinson, 

MGMT. So. 




Guess? Guess who? 
Guess what? No, 
just plain Guess?. The 
popular name brand label 
that has been blazoned on 
the clothing of students 
for the past few seasons 
truly reached its peak of 

popularity this year as 
Guess? clothing was seen 
everywhere across 

The label started as a 
brand of designer blue 
jeans, but soon spread to 
other clothing as well. 

The blue jeans the com- 
pany made were popular 
because of the faded 
pockets and interesting 
designs they provided. 
Stripes, bold pocket 
designs and most of all 
that little triangle signify- 

ing the Guess? label 
made the clothing a 
popular item. 

It soon jumped from 
just blue jeans to the 
popular blue jean mini 
skirt and finally formed 
its own line of 

Even the mini skirt 
could be purchased in 
dark denim or the 
stone-washed look, as 
long as the white 
triangle appeared on 
the back. 

The casual clothes 
were designed in big 
comfortable styles. 
Cotton T-shirts and 
everyday wear ap- 
pealed directly to a 

younger set who 
wanted to make a 
definite fashion 

The biggest rage in 
Guess? clothes came 
when the designers 
took an old favorite, 
overalls, and made 
them into the height of 

Guess? overalls 
came in faded styles 
with stripes and 
pockets to accent 
them. The overalls were 
comfortable to wear to 
class or out on the town, 
and many students 
found interesting ways 
to pair them with other 
aspects of their 


Guess Clothing 

Josephine Rodriguez, 

INT. So. 

Suzi Rooker, HEIB So. 

Wendy Rooker, ED, Sr 

Lee Rudd, FIN A. Jr. 

Pam Ryan, BOS. Fr 

Donald Sandau, RE. 


Starla Sanders. MCI. Ft 

Arlean Schaefers, 

NO, Jr. 

Roy Scheinler, UND. 


Jason Schmitt, BUS 


Linda Schrand, PHA. 


Jana Schroeder, NCJ. 


Diana Schultz, PHA. 


Stacy Seales, ED. Sr 

Tiffany Segars, 


Dawn Sellers, MCI. Sr 

Stephanie Sellers. 

ACCT. Fr. 

Brian Sewell, UND. 


Greg Shaddix, UND. 


David Sharp, MGMT. 


Amy Sheehan, Bl. So 

Donna Shelley, 

MUED. So. 

Karen Shelton, Bl. Sr 

Steven Shepherd, 

UND, Fr 

Tracey Shepard, 


Suzanne Shoemake. 

UND. So 

Joel Sims, MA. Sr 

Randy Sims. GRDE. 




David Rigg 





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Stamped with the brand 
name of Guess? 
clothing, this faded blue jean 
jacket and striped cotton 
shorts set makes a fashion 
statement. The Guess? 
name on sportwear was one 
of the most popular styles on 


The Guess? blue jean 
jacket was another 
fashion statement. Selling 
for a cool $72, the jacket 
was the ultimate in 
Guess? clothing. Other 
types of sportswear sold 
included shorts outfits, 
sweatshirts, sweaters and 
casual pants. 

Guess? watches that 
sold for $42 were also a 
popular item. The color- 

fully decorated faces 
came in a variety of styles 
and sported colored 
bands to match. 

Male and female alike 
wore the popular sport 
watch. The Guess? name 
was certainly one that 
was represented in the 
wardrobe of a trendy stu- 
dent. □ 

-Hallie Von Hagen 



Sims — Thomas 

Tabitha Sims. SO. So 

Stacia Sinclair. ED. 


Jackie Sisco. ED. Fr 

LauriSitton, HR.Sr 

Angela Smith. SN, 


Bonita Smith. IREL. 


Carmen Smith. NCI, 


Darrell Smith. GRDE. 


Janine Smith. PY, Sr 

Lara Smith. SN. Fr 

Lisa Ann Smith, MA, 


Scott Smith. MGMT. 


Terri Smith. HI, So 

Vicenta Smith. CH. 


Amy Smothers, 

ACCT. So. 

LydiaSnell. CIND. Fr 

Stephanie Snell, 

Cathy Spiller. FINA. 
Erline Spiller, ED, Fr 
Jason Spinks, FIMA. 
Judy Sprinkle, 
MERD, Fr. 
Cynthia Spruell, 
Kimberly Stacey, 
Sarah Standerfer, 
MCI, Sr 

Marilyn Stapeleton, 
PHA, Jr 
Christy Stephens. 

Sharon Stephens, 
ED, So 
Stacy Stephens, FN, 
Kayla Stoker, EH. Sr 
Paul Storey, EH, Fr 
Judy Stoudenmire, 

NCI. Fr 
Karl Strain, CIND, Fr 

Jay Straughan, BUS. 


James Sullivan , RE, 


Jamie Sullivan, NCI, 


Staley Swanson, FN. 


Ruthie Swift, ED. Fr 

Deborah Taccone, 

ED. Sr 

Sandra Tate, ED, Sr 

Beth Taulman, PY. Jr. 

Ginger Taylor. PY.Sr 

Melissa Taylor, MCI, 


Tracy Taylor, PHA, 


Bart Teel. PE, Fr 

Denise Terrell. ACCT. 


Brian Terry, CH. Fr. 

Keith Thomas. FINA. 

Mark Thomas. Bl. Jr 


Safari Clothing 

David Rigg 





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The call of the wild, 
Tarzan and Jane, 
olive green and dull khaki 
were all in fashion this 
season as the Safari look 
swept the campus. 

It started with Banana 
Republic in the Galleria 
and spread its jungle in- 
fluences to other stores. 
The hot colors were cool 
greens, subtle khaki 
browns and anything in 
an earth tone. Banana 
Republic customers, 
greeted by a reclining 
camel, entered the store 
under giant elephant tusks 
that arched above the 
doorway. A tribal drum 
beat was heard in the air. 
The clothing was dis- 

David Rigg 




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Hiding out behind jungle 
foliage, junior John 
Puckett, a mass communica- 
tion major from Childers- 
burg, surveys the wilds of 
Parisian's junior department 
as he tries out his safari 

played in overflowing 
crates and baskets, 
and dressing rooms 
consisted of an animal 
looking hide stretched 
across an open 

Looking upward, the 
customer saw blue 
skies and parakeets 
perched on wooden 
beams. The store was 
decorated with all 
kinds of safari 
paraphernalia that 
seemed to belong on 
the set of Out Of 
Africa. An old jeep 
protruded through the 
window of the store, 
making the jungle at- 
mosphere complete. 

The clothes were all 
made from natural 
fibers. Banana 
Republic T-shirts with 
a jungle scene printed 
on the back were a 
popular item for many 

Peering from beneath 
the brim of his safari 
hat, John Puckett sports 
a safari print shirt 
alongside junior history 
major Amelia DeLoach, 
who chose to dress in an 
army green camp shirt 
and skirt for a dressier 
version of the popular 
safari look. 

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students' wardrobes. 
The clothes were all 
made cool and com- 
fortable, ready for 
anyone who wanted to 
take a trip to the wilds. 

The store also 
manufactured a mail- 
order catalog so that 
customers could con- 
veniently shop at 
home. The clothing 
gained popularity 
quickly and the mail 
order business soon 
became as lucrative as 
that of the long- 
standing L.L. Bean 
company, which also 
provided outdoor-type 
clothes and equip- 

Other department 
stores picked up on 
this safari theme and 
designated areas of 
their stores for the 
hot-selling outdoor 
clothing. Men's safari 

hats instantly became 
popular headgear, and 
women found the in 
color of the year to be 
army green for camp 
shirts and cool swingy 

From heavy work 
boots to lightweight 
button-down cotton 
dresses the trend 
found its way into 
many wardrobes. 

The Limited, Inc., a 
successful chain of 
women's stores, 
manufactured Out- 
back Red clothing to 
compete with the 
business of Banana 
Republic, and other 
stores hurried to stock 
up on anything that 
seemed to be part of 
the popular safari look. 

CD — Hallie Von Hagen 


7 245 

Thomas — Wehrung 

Hi Ho Silver Away! 
This was the cry 
heard from many sales 
associates in department 
stores across Birm- 
ingham as the Western 
look galloped into the 
wardrobes of fashion- 
concious students. 

Blue jean jackets 
returned to the scene and 
were a perfect winter coat 
to help brave the winds. 

To accent the jacket a 
pair of cowboy boots did 
just the trick. The clumpy 
brown boots of past 
styles were out, however, 
as sleek leather boots 
dappled with rhinestones 
and draped with fringe 
became a fashion state- 

Bedecked in silver, and 
showing just a hint of 
her white petticoat, Karen 
Crumpton, a senior speech 
major from Birmingham, 
plants her rhinestone- 
studded boots in a typical 
western pose. 


The colors ranged from 
bright white to neutral 
browns as well as 
outlandish colors. Men 
wore classy boots made 
from rattlesnake skin or 
soft leather. 

Continuing upward, the 
most popular item was 
the prairie skirt. Wide, 
swishy dress skirts were 
accented with an inch or 
more of a white eyelet 
petticoat peeking from 

Mary Thomas, CHMCI. 


Pam Thomaston, MCI, 


Alan Thompson. 

JMC. Jr, 

Donna Thompson, 

PHA, Sr 

Mark Thompson. 


Melissa Thompson. 

ART, Jr. 

Paula Thompson, 


Kim Thornhill, RE, Sr 

Kelly Thornton, 

SOSC. Jr, 

Alicia Thrash, BUS. 


Cynthia Tidwell. 

IREL. Sr. 

CassTinsley, BUS. Fr 

Darcy Tippett, PY, Fr 

Tracey Toothman, 

NCI, Jr. 

John Touliatos, 


Norine Trad, ED, Sr 

Dana Trentelman, 


Ronny Tricquet, RE. 


Kristen Trivette, 


Kelly Trotman.UND, 


Terri Tucker, MERD. 


Tracy Tucker, ED, Fr, 

RexTuckier, CH. Sr 

Mark Tulloch, SO. Fr 

Tommy Turkiewicz, 

PREM. Fr. 

Glynis Turner, PE, Fr 

Doug Turnure, PH 


Luann Tyre, MCI. Jr. 


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Western Clothing 


The look whisked 
the wearer back to the 
carefree days of Laura 
lngalls Wilder, wind- 
swept meadows and 
feminine dressing. 

The Laura Ashley 
chain of stores 
manufactured the 
most beautiful of these 
dresses at exorbitant 

Her dainty prints 
and lacy undergar- 
ments sent the fashion 
world into a frenzied 
return to the past. 
Those who could af- 
ford the top quality 
merchandise she of- 
fered were dressed in 

impecable fashion. 

Silver became the 
biggest jewelry rage of 
the season. Suddenly 
huge silver hoops and 
sparkling silver chains 
and bracelets took the 
place of the once go- 
with-every thing-gold. 

Silver and turquoise 
jewelry were the 
perfect match for a 
western outfit, and 
topped with a big 
silver purse, it was a 
knockout combina- 

The Wild West even 
put its mark on waists 
as wide silver belts 
that hung down in 
loops made the final 



accessory for the western 

For guys, the classic 
look was a heartstopper. 
What woman could resist 
a slow John Wayne drawl 
coming from beneath the 
brim of cowboy hat? 
They couldn't go wrong 

with blue jeans, boots and 
a denim jacket. The look 
of the old west became 
the fashion statement of 
the "modern west" as 
students embraced the 
styles of a past era. □ 

-Hallie Von Hagen 

DawnieUtz, (JMD. Fr. 

Ashley Vance, SCT. 


Carol Vancleave, 

MGMT. Sr. 

James Van Dyk, 

UNO. So. 

Paul Vaughan, HI, Sr. 

Amy Vaughn, MGMT, 


David Veal, MGMT. 


Sharon H. Veasey, 

NU, Jr. 

Sharon M. Veasey, 

MU. Jr. 

Prasannata Verma, 


Cindy Vines, FINA, 


Hallie Von Hagen. 

JMC. Jr. 

Julane Wadsworth, 

MO. Fr. 

Paul Walker. BUS. Fr 

James Wallace, PE, 


Kathy Wallace, BUS. 


Patrick Walsh. 

MGMT. Fr. 

Jeff Ward, RE, Fr 

Laurel Ward, (JMD Fr 

Mark Ware, RE. Jr. 

Cindy Warhurst, 

PHA, Fr. 

Michael Warner, MA. 


Lori Watson, MUED. 


Marsha Watts, SO. 


Stephanie Watts. PY. 


Barbie Webb, INT, Sr 

Craig Webb. RE. Sr. 

Ben Wehrung, PREN. 



/ 247 



Ddvid Rigg 

The hot spot 
weekdays at noon is 
in front of the television 
in the student lounge. 
Days Of Our Lives fans 
watch their favorite 
character's sizzling love 
affairs. Here the popular 
Kayla is captured. 





hate Victor 
Kiriakis and I'll 
do anything to keep 
my baby." 

'Hey Sweet- 
ness . . ." 

. . . "Bo, please 
don't shut me out!" 

"I love you Marlena, 
I'll always love you." 

The "Days Craze" 
attacked University 
students in full force. 
Hundreds religiously 
followed the life and 
times of Bo, Hope, 
Shane, Kimberly, 
Steve, Kayla, Roman, 
Marlena and the rest of 
the Days gang. 

The mystery, in- 
trigue and romance of 
the lives led by these 
characters became real 
to some people and 
they were like 
members of their own 
family or friends. Often 

they were an escape 
from the dull world 
around them, or just a 
way to see people ex- 
perience problems that 
were infinitely worse 
than their own. 
Whatever the reason, 
the soap opera was 
mesmerizing to many 
and its popularity in- 
creased as the months 
went by. 

As with all soap 
operas, the faces 
change as the years 
pass. Days, however, 
had several characters 
who had been on for 
the full 27 years of this 
popular program. For 
instance, McDonald 
Carey, the show's nar- 
rator and main 
character made the 
switch from movies to 
television acting and 
made a career of his 

characterization of Dr. 

Days was the 
replacement for a 
cancelled soap opera, 
Young Dr. Malone . It 
was one of the few 
soaps that began on 
television instead of 
switching from radio. 

Although few stu- 
dents were aware of 
the show's rich history, 
many were immersed 
in the present. The 
lunch hour was sacred, 
and classes were out of 
the question for avid 
Days followers. In- 
stead, students piled 
on the couches around 
televisions in the stu- 
dent lounge, Vail lobby 
and Smith lobby. 
Students who 
thoughtlessly sched- 
uled classes through 
the show put their 

VCRs to use and watched 
the reruns as soon as 

In the cafe, the big 
screen television was 
tuned to NBC, and the 
volume was cranked. 
Many conversations 
ceased as the drama 

All around campus up- 
dates and predictions 
were made both during 
the show and for hours 
afterwards. Phone lines 
buzzed with excited 
voices reviewing the vic- 
tories, trials and tribula- 
tions of a Days fan's 
"second family." □ 

-Amy Samuels 
David Rigg 

Totally immersed in what 
is happening on the 
screen, Wendy Martin a 
freshman Nursing major 
from Birmingham, keeps up 
with the lives of the 
characters on Days Of Our 
Lives . 


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Days Of Our Liues 

Welch — Zimmerman 

Lisa Welch. ED. Jr. 

Anne West, EH. Jr 

David Weston. 

PADM. Jr. 

Elizabeth Wheeler. 

Bl, Fr 

Whitney Wheeler. 


Phil Whigham, THCP. 


Jan White. NCI. Sr 

Shelley White, OCCCI, 


Denise Whitehead. 


Donna Whitehouse, 


Shannon Whitney, 

ED. Fr 

Gina Whitson, ELED. 


Debra Wicks. Bl. Fr. 

Kathryn Wilbourne. 


Diane Wilkinson. RE. 


Tommy Wilkinson, 

RED. Sr 

Lucinda Williams. 


Brad Williams. 

PADM, So. 

Charlotte Williams. 

MGMT, Fr. 

Cheri Williams, 


Cynthia Williams, 


Dena Williams, SO. 


Kasandra Williams, 

MA. Fr. 

Laura Lee Williams, 

CH. So 

Melody Williams, 


Nancy Williams, 


Julie Wills, HI. Jr 

Kathy Willis. CHMCI, 


Anne Wilson. ED. Fr 

Ty Wilson. MGMT. So 

Angel Wimmer, 


Chip Wise. MCI. Fr 

Laura Wolfe. ED. Fr 

Diane Wolff. Bl. Sr. 

Andy Wolverton, 

CIND. Fr. 

Diana Wood. LGLB. 


Elizabeth Woodall, 

PY. Jr. 

Dawn Woodson. 


Keith Wrenn, FINA. 


Janice Wright. MA. 


Larry Yarborough. 

JMC, Sr 

Taylor Yarbrough, 

INT. Fr 

Linda Yoars, CIND Fr 

Howard York. RE. Fr 

Michelle Young. BUS. 


Tommy Young. Bl. Fr 

Kurt Zellner. BUS, Fr 

Amy Zimmerman, 



7 249 


Enlightened Notes 

Studying in a quiet 
corner of the library, Amy 
Stengell, a junior math 
major from Pinson, looks 
over her notes as she 
prepares for the rigors of 
exam week. 

Studying in Style 

Chase Ezell, a junior 
from Nashville, Tenn., 
travels through sur- 
rounding countries while 
he takes classes in the 
London Study Centre. 
Here he lounges on a 
bench in Edinburgh, 

Sally Pyle 

Stacia Sincla 

Caught in the Act 

Meeting the important 
people during his visit to 
New York City, Brian Kel- 
ly, a senior from Jackson, 
Miss., gets to know some 
police officers. Kelly 
went to New York with 
other University students 
to see the Statue of 
Liberty unveiled on the 
Fourth of July. 

250 / 

Closing Division 

down, students 
thought about mov- 
ing out of the dorms 
and away from the 
small community of 
the University. 

A wider world 
awaited when they 
stepped into the 
business community 
and used what they 
had learned in their 
classes and relation- 
ships with others to 
make them a pro- 
ductive aspect of 
their chosen field. 

The summer of- 
fered travel to dis- 

tant lands for some 
students getting 
language credit and 
learning a new 
culture, an intern- 
ship for others, or 
time spent in sum- 
mer school to pick 
up an extra credit for 
hard workers. 

Sun lovers found 
extra days to spend 
by the pool, and in- 
dustrious workers 
joined the job force 
to help pad their 
bank account. 

Whatever their 
role in leaving the 
semester behind, 
whether sorry to 
move on or eager to 
get away, it was all in 
the attitude. 







Closing Division 

7 251 


Mountain Brook 
Baptist Church 

. . . invites you to be a part of our family. 
Our relationships with God and each other 
are nurtured through times of prayer, 
worship, training and fellowship. We 
would love for you to grow with us. 


8:30 a.m. 
10:30 a.m. 
5:30 p.m. 
6:15 p.m. 

Sunday School 

Evening Worship 
Church Training 


5:15 p.m. 
6:00 p.m. 

7:00 p.m. 

Prayer Time 
Bible Study 
Choir Practice 

871-0331 (office) 

Dr. James D. Moebes — Senior Minister 
3631 Monte vallo Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35213 

879-8462 (Christian Life Center) 

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welcomes the graduates of 1987 to the worldwide family of 29,000 Samford University alumni. Come join us 
in building a better university . . . and a better world! 

Ways you can participate in the life of Samford University: 

* City, State and Regional Alumni Reunions 

* Homecoming Weekend every fall 

* Continuing education opportunities 

* Alumni travel programs 

* Financial support through The Samford Annual Fund 

* Advising prospective students about Samford 

Jack F. Mayer ('51) of Greenville, South Carolina (seated, center) is national president of the Samford University 
Alumni Association. Shown with him are other association officers and staff of the university: 

Seated, left, is Robert Engram ('74) of Dallas, Texas (left), vice president of the alumni association, and Marvin 
Mann ('54) of Greenwich, Connecticut (right), chairman of the 1986-87 Samford Annual Fund. 

Standing, Left to Right: Wesley "Pat" Pattillo, Samford's vice president for university relations; Howard Foshee 
('50) of Nashville, Tennessee, vice president of the alumni association; Samford University President Thomas E. 
Corts; Wayne Flynt ('61) of Auburn, Alabama, vice president of the alumni association; James N. Lewis, director 
of endowment; and J. Michael Duduit, director of development. 

Mot shown is Martha Gilliland Stewart ('37), secretary of the national alumni association. 

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Taylor Publishing Co. 

The publisher of the 1987 
Entre Nous 


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Welcomes the 







to the 

CLASS of 1987 




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Class of 1987 

and best wishes to our 

graduating 1986-87 SGA officers. 

Todd Crider 

Larry Yarborough 

SGA Pres. 

The 1987-88 
Student Executive Board 

Todd Carlisle 


Chief Justice 

Larry McQuiston 

Steve Davidson 

Vice President — Senate 

Vice President — SAC 

Matt Burton 

Becky Brown 

Chief Justice 


Beth Nason 

Matthew Meadows 


Executive Assistant 


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The Journalism/Mass 
Communication Department 

Congratulates 1987 Seniors 

WSU 91.1 FM 



Entre Nous 1987 

Samford's Yearbook 

Samford Communications 


for all Journalism, Theater 

and Art Majors ^, m 

ABLE, Pam 203 

ABLES, Becky 200. 219 

ABLES, Lorna 200 

ABNEY, Lee Ann 219 

ACT: 8 112 

ADAIR. John 180 

ADAMS, Mark 219 

ADAMS. Mike 108. 109, 219 

ADAMS, Rhonda 83 

ADCOCK, Michelle 219 

ADKINSON, Fran 169 

AKIN. Brian 177 

AKIN. Susan 119 

AL-HAMOCJD. Waleed 177 

ALDRIDGE. David 199 

ALLEE, Dodd 115 

ALSOP, Kim 12,61 

ALTON, Kim 211 

ALVERSON, Valerie 219 




AMP. John 219 

ANCONA. Kim . . 23, 158, 169 

ANDERSON, Allyson 171 

ANDERSON, Beverly 192 

ANDERSON, David . 1 3 1 , 1 72, 

ANDERSON, Gery .36, 37, 

ANDERSON, Jan ... . 169, 219 

ANDERSON, Joy 219 

ANDERSON, Julie 219 

ANDERSON, Stephen .219 

ANDERSON, Terry 114, 179, 

ANDERSON, Todd 17? 

AYERS, Julie 108, 109, 11 1, 

AYERS-ALLEN, Phylicia 260 


BAILEY, Cheryl 220 

BAILEY, Dale 220 

BAILEY, Laura 220 

BAILEY, Lisa 169 

BAILEY, Robert 220 

BAIN, Marie 199 

BAIRD, Andrea 220 

BAKER, Al 31. 172. 175, 195, 

BAKER, Howard 122 

BAKER, John 220 

America's Favorite Family 

The Cosby Show , far and away the most successful television series of the 
year, depicted a family of five children with an obstetrician father and an 
attorney mother. The show was ranked number one by the A.C. Nielsen 
company. It starred Bill Cosby as the father and Phylicia Ayers-Allen as the 
mother. The children were played by Lisa Bonet, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, 
Tempestt Bledsoe, Sabrina Le Beauf and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. 

ALLEN, Bill 200 

ALLEN, David 6. 172.219 

ALLEN, Dean Lee 150 

ALLEN, Veronica 176 

ALLEY, Lea 169,219 

ALLGOOD, Dr. Myralyn . . 200 

ALLGOOD, Steve 85 

ALLISON, Beth 166,219 

ALLISON, Jeff . Ill, 191, 195, 

ALLRED, Scott 43 




DELTA 206 

260 / Index 

ANDREW, Prince 118 

ANDREWS, Kim 240 

ARENBERG, Tom 205 

ARIAS, Sherri 190, 191 

ARMISTEAD, Carole 146 

ARMSTRONG. Jeff 178, 179 
ARMSTRONG. Mike 172, 175 

ARNETT, Kevin 219 

ARNOLD, Angie 219 

ASHCRAFT, Jill 220 

ASKEW, Felicia 220 

ATKINSON, Asa 220 

ATKINSON, Buddy 177 

AYCOCK, Susan 183 

BAKKER, Jim 120 

BALDWIN, Tom 179 

BALLARD, Brett 172, 220 

'BALLARD, Brock 43 

BANGLES, The 267 



BARKER, Frank ... 204, 220 

BARKER, Peggy 146. 149 

BARKLEY, Jennifer 220 

BARKSDALE, Elise . ...6, 169 

BARNES, Carla Ann 192, 220 

BARNES, Lee 182 

BARNES, Nichole . 160, 171. 

BARNES, Virginia .159, 166, 
200. 220 

BARNETT, Clair 220 

BARNETT, Leanne 220 

BARNETT, Martha 174 

BARNHILL, Alanna 185 

BARR, Robin 98, 220 

BARROW, Allison 166 

BARRY, Greg 12, 188 

BARTON, Scott ... 18, 51, 232 


BATES, Lisa 171,220 

BAUGHMAN, Lorene 220 

BEARDEN, Rick 98 

BEASLEY, Casey 169 

BEASLEY, Dr Jim 211 

BEASLEY, James 217 

BECK, Lisa 174 

BECKLER, Melanie 220 

BEDSOLE, Andrea 212 

BEISEL, Karla 169 

BELCHER, Tom 200 

BELL, Cathy 220 

BELL, Lora Lee 220 

BELL, Roger 220 

BEMBRY, Tim 40 

BENNETT, Danny 180,220 

BENNETT, Mandy 166, 204, 

BENNETT, Molly 59 

BENNETT, Sarah. 100, 204, 

BERENGER, Tom 266 

BERGER, Ron 179 

BERGER, Tom 139 

BERRY, Emory . 164, 195,203, 

BERRY, Greg . ... 12, 188, 189 

BETHEA, Kevin 172 

BEVILL, Al 49, 53, 179 

BEVILL, Eddie 9, 179 

BIAS, Lew 120 

BILLINGSLEY, Laura 12, 24, 

27, 159, 166,220 

BINGER, Chris 180 

BINGER, Leslie 166,220 


CLUB 224 

BISCHOFF, Floyd 203 

BISHOP, Laura 220 

BISHOP, Paige 220 

BLACK, Dean Gene 55, 150 

BLACK, Jeff 182 

BLACKERBY, Chris 180 

BLANCO, Demmie Gail ... 220 

BLANKENSHIP, Elizabeth 24. 

28, 166, 167, 195,220 

BLEDSOE, Tempestt 260 

BLEDSOE, Tommy 70, 182 

BLEVINS, Jane 220 

BOATRIGHT, Marshall 85 

BODIE, James .... 62. 64, 172. 

BOLES, Kevin 39 

BOLIN, Angie 174 

BOND, John 132 

BONET, Lisa 260 

BOONE, Jon 211 

BOOTES, Melissa . . . . 1 9 1 . 22C 

BOOZER, Guy ... . 55, 59, 210 

BOSTIC, Eddie 211 

BOSTON. Laurie . 33, 169, 220J 

BOSWELL, Micah 220JJ 

BOURRAND, Judy 217 

BOWDEN. Bobby 179. 195 

BOWDEN. Dr Steve . 106, 128. 

BOWDEN, Janet 128 

BOWDEN, Terry 66 

BOWERS, Robert 2 1 1 , 220 

BOWLES, Mike 220 

BOYD, Delana 166, 167 

BOYD, Melanie 8 

BRACHEY, Andrea 220 

BRADFORD, Rebecca 

Allen 59.220 

BRAMBLETT, Mike 182 

BRASFIELD, Sherry 201, 220 

BRASHER, Robin 174 

BRASHER, Terri 199 

BRAY, Kim 171 

BREWER, Jamie Lynn 220 

BRIDGES, Ginny .14, 19, 35, 
99, 106. 114 

BRIGANCE, Roy 217 


BROCK, Gerri 169. 199 

BROCK, Mike 164. 165, 180, 

BRODNAX, Dr Margaret .199, 


1 7 1 , 222 

BROOKS, Ashley . 103. 188, 

BROOKS, Claude Otis 55 

BROOKS, Darissa 222. 230 

BROOKS, Laura 192.222 

BROOKS, Mike 177,222 

BROWN, Becky 36, 192. 202 

BROWN, Bryan 180,222 

BROWN, Dr J 106, 111 

BROWN, Jon 172.222 

BROWN, Maria 203 

BROWN, Michelle 174. 222 

BROWN, Philip 179 

BROWN, Randy 211 

BROWNING, Teresa 8, 9. 192, 

BROYLES, Judi 222 

BRYAN, Sigurd 217 

BRYANT, Lisa 222 


BUNGAY, Robert 217 

BURDELL, Angela 58. 222 

BURDESHAW, David 188, 


BURELLE, Dean Timothy 150, 

BURLESON, Lissa . . .1 7 1 . 222 

BURNS. Gigi 49, 104, 185, 222 

BURROW, Susan 58 

BURTON, Carrie Lee 5 1 . 1 74, 

BURTON, Lori 24.27, 174 
BURTON, Matt 180 

BUSH, George 120 

BUSSEY, Tim 172,222 

BUTLER, Christa 222 

BUTLER, Chris 169 

BUTSCHER, Robin 169 

BUTTEMERE, Lynn . . 200, 222 
BYNUM, Amy 169,222 

BYRD, Houston 49, 180 

BYRNE, Danny 222 

BYRNE, James 172 

CAIN, Jill 166 

CAIN, Lynn 270 

CALDWELL, Vickie 185, 222 

CALHOUN, Elizabeth 221 

CALLAHAN, Angela 24, 25 

CALLAHAN, Craig 182 

CALLAWAY, Charles 158 

CALVERT, Mary Jon 43. 222 

CAMP, John 86 

CAMPBELL, Andi 174 

CAMPBELL, Beth 222 

CAMPBELL, Christy 166 

CAMPBELL, Ginger 36, 43. 
200, 222 

CAMPBELL, Nellie 222 

CAMPBELL, Robin . ... 24, 27, 

CAMPBELL, Ross . . 180. 222 

CANADA, Steve 1 72, 222 

CANNON, Brenda 222 

CANTRELL, Dawn 12. 174, 


CARADINE, John . 66,69. 179 

CAREY, McDonald 248 

CARGILE, Tina 171,223 

CARLISLE, Todd 10, 191, 

202, 223 

CAROTHERS, Bill 223 

CARR, Heather 88 

CARR, Holly 88 

CARR, Ruth 169,223 

CARRIER, Chris 185 

CARROLL, Robert 172 

CARTER, Carol 174 

CARTER, Darlene 192, 193, 


CARTER, Gary 121 

CARTER, Kim Marie 166,223 

CARTER, Maria 223 

CARTER, Paul 223 

CARTER, Sabrina 223 

CARTER, Selina 217 


CARTRETT, Chris ... 182, 223 

CARUTHERS, Bill 204, 21 1 

CARVER, Mike . ... 62, 65, 223 

CARVEY, Dana 261 

CASEY, Susan 174 

CASH, Johnny 1 19 

CASH, Kellye 119 


Church Chat 

Judging anyone who walked through her holy doors, the 
Church Lady and her Superiority Dance was the most talked 
about star of the resurging Saturday Might Live television 

CASSIDY, Jeff 172 

CATE, Jeff 106,223 

CAUSEY, Amber 223 

CAWTHRON, Scott 223 

CENTER, Kathy 174 

CHADHA, Anita 223 

CHAFFIN, Clay 24, 28, 40, 62, 
164. 180,203,214 

CHAFFIN, Renee 166, 223 

CHAMBERS, Beth 192, 193, 

CHAMBERS, Phil 180, 223 

CHAMBLESS, Carol 200, 223 

CHAPIN, Craig 163, 172, 223 

CHAPPELL, Teresa 24, 25, 29 

CHASE, Robert 80 

CHASTAIN, Ben 217 

CHASTA1N, Sandy 169 

CHASTEEN, James R 55 

CHESTER, Kim 166, 167,223 


CHILDERS, Connie 223 

CHILTON, Elisabeth 223 

CHISM, Randall .38, 39. 188, 

CHISM, Stacey 223 

CHOYCE, Christy 40, 46, 166, 
167. 195,223 

CHRISSINGER, Christine 168 

CHRISTOL, Carol 223 

CLARK, Bennie 32 

CLARK, Elizabeth 223 

CLARK, Johnny 225 

CLARK, Julie 44 

CLARK, Teresa /. . 169 

CLEMENS, Peter 182 

CLEMMENSEN, Dr Jon 205, 

CLEVELAND, Bill 172, 225 

CLEVELAND, Dr. Tom 172 

CLICK, Don 108, 109, 180 

CLOSE, Kurt. .74,77, 162, 172 

COATS, Bobby 62, 63, 225 

COE, Joey 74, 76, 77. 79, 225 

COGGIN, Lee 210.211 

COGGINS, Deana . ... 98, 106, 

COLE, Chris 199 

COLE, Maurice 225 

COLE, Tracy 182 

COLEMAN, Amy .113, 225 

COLEMAN, Gail 174 

COLEMAN, Kelly 111, 195 

COLEMAN, Charlotte ... 200 

COLES, Elizabeth 12 

COLES, Suzie 170, 171,225 

COLLETT, Paula 208, 225 

COLLIER, Steve . . 18, 106, 225 

COLLINS, Andrea 174 

COLLINS, Donna 21,47, 166. 

COLLINS, Eric 225 

COLLINS, Jamie 169 

COLLINS, Suzy . 166. 167. 191. 

COMBS, Tina 225 


COMPTON, Lisa 169 

CONDRA, Angela 211 

CONNOR, Dennis 121 

COOK, Joanna 24, 164. 169, 

COOK, Katie 225 

COOPER, Charles 179 

COOPER, James 37. 177 

CORDER, Chris 225 

CORLEY, Susan 174, 225 

CORTS, David ... 24, 180, 191 , 

CORTS, Jon 36, 180,225 

CORTS, President Thomas . 54, 
58, 106, 152, 153,216,221 

COSBY, Bill 260 

COTTON, Gene 12 

COULTER, Skip 49 



COURSON, Danny 106 

COVINGTON, Karen 114, 204, 

COWLEY, William 217 

COX, Dean Martha Ann . . 106, 
136, 137, 151 

COX, Tammy 171 

COYLE, Hank 31, 172, 194, 


CRADDOCK, Paula . . 170, 171 

CRANE, Casey 177 

CRANE, Paula 30 

CRAVENS, Mike 211 

CRAWFORD, Amy 195 

CRAWFORD, Kim 203 

CREAMER, Jim 205 

CREASEMAN, Molly 171 

CRENSHAW, PA 212,225 

CRIDER, DrBob 134, 135 

CRIDER, Stephanie 200. 225 

CRIDER, Todd. . . . 16,55, 105, 


CRISWELL, Dawn 203 

CROCKER, John ... 195, 225 

CROUCH, Greg 180, 195 

CRUISE, Tom 266 

CRUMPTON, Karen 190, 191, 

225, 246 


CULBERTSON, Matt 39, 188 

CULP, Paul 197. 199 

CUMBIE, David 225 

CUNNINGHAM, Donald 34, 
95. 180 

CUNNINGHAM, Kerry 185 

CUNNINGHAM, Mary. . . . 185, 

CURRY, Frankie 225 

CURRY, Kim 169 

CURRY, Lanae 225 

CURTIS, Michelle 204, 225 

DAFOE, Willem 266 

DALTON, Alice 203 

DANIEL, Jill 169,225 

DANILOFF, Nicholas 119 

DAUGHERTY, Terry 179, 225 
DAVENPORT, Larry 199 

DAVEY, Dave 95 

DAVIDSON, Martha . 88, 91 

DAVIDSON, Steve 36, 164. 
180, 199,202 

DAVIES, Priscilla 171 

DAVIS, Brendan 225 

DAVIS, Christi 225 

DAVIS, Chris 180, 225, 235 

DAVIS, Ivey . ... 199,208,225 

DAVIS, Jennifer ... 174, 175. 

DAVIS, Johnny 225 

DAVIS, Keith 225 

DAVIS, Kendall 108,225 

DAVIS, Mary Cran 169, 191, 

DAVIS, Mindy .50, 169,225 

DAVIS, Tolbert 12, 179. 195 

DAWKINS, Bretton 225 

DAWSON, Delaine .169. 225 

DE LOACH, Revonda 192. 226 

DEAN, Barbie 169.225 

DEAN, Cheryl 185,225 

DEAN, Susan 201 

DEAN, William 225 

DEBROHUN, Jennifer 4,191, 

203, 225 

DEBUYS, John 216 

DECARLO, Jimmy . . .66,71, 

DEES, Liesl 226 

DELANEY, Shannon ~ 166 

DELOACH, Amelia . 171. 211, 
226. 245 



DEMPSEY, Tom 226 

DENNEY, Damon 180 

DIETZEL, Paul .61,83,95, 151, 

DOBBINS, Alexa .... 156, 169 

DOBBS, Jill 226 

DOLE, Robert 120 

DONALDSON, Sharon .171 

DONALDSON, Susan 170, 

1 7 1 . 226 

DORMAN, Jeff 226 

DOSS, Beth 191 

DOSTER, Stephen . ... 62, 226 

DOUGLAS, Charles 172 

DOWDY, Mark 24 

DOWNEY, Agusta 226 

DOYLE, Bobby 180 

DRAKE, Fran 192. 193 

DR1SKILL. Brian 182. 226 

DROUBAY, Mark 17 

DUKAKIS, Michael 120 

DUKE, David 188,226 

DUKE, Dennis 41. 180 

DUNCAN, John J 55 

DUNCAN, Karen 36, 195 

DUNCAN, Kent 139.226 

DUNCAN, Kim 88 

Closing / ZO 1 

DUNKIN, Jennifer 191 

DUNLAP, Bethany 188 

DUNN, Charles 226 

DUNN. James 172 

DCJRKEE, Alice 132 

DURRETT, Elaine 226 

DUTTON, Lara 171,226 

DUVALL, Donny 177 

DO V ALL, Ellen .191. 208, 226 
DYER, Sherry 91 

DYKEMAN, Gina . ... 204, 21 1, 


DYKES, Christie 12, 24, 185 


EANES, Leslie 47, 166, 204, 

EARLY, Andrea 226 

EASTERLING, Mike 204, 211, 

EATON, Tammy Jo 227 

EDDINS, Pat ... 163, 178, 179. 

EDGEWORTH. Pam 108, 109, 

EDWARDS, Laura 49, 191 

EDWARDS, Libby 227 

EDWARDS, Martha 204, 227 

EDWARDS, Mary 227 

ELLIOT, Renee 174 

ELLIS, Todd 179,227 

ELLISON, Chris 177 

ENSEY, Ann 2, 204 


ERB, Christopher 172,227 

ESPY, Mark 179,203,227 

ESTES, Jana 185 

EVANS, Julie 24, 28, 103. 185, 

EVANS, Matt 227 

EVANS, Tammy 211 

EVANS, Todd 180 

EYER. Alyson 227 

EZELL, Chase 163. 170, 180, 

FAIRCHILD, Karen 166, 227 

FALLS, Jeff 227 

FALWELL, Jerry 120 

FARNHAM, Ron 177 

FAST. Karri 227 

FAULK, Dina 173. 174, 227 

FAULKNER, Mark 227 

FAULKNER. Melanie 19. 162, 

FAWLEY, Denise .... 188, 227 

FELL, Tim 182,227 

FENTRESS, Beth .... 169. 227 

ZoZ / Index 

FERGUSON, Sarah 118 

FERNS, Kelli 169 

FIELDS. Kristi . . 111,204,227 

FISK.Dr James 106,217 

FISK, Dr Rosemary 18 

FISK, Greg 35 

FITCH, Kim 174 

FITCH, Sam 52, 182,228 

FITZPATRICK, Deitra 174, 


FLAKER, Debbie . 49. 185, 194, 

FLETCHER, Edward 217 

FLETCHER, Kara 228 

FLOOD, Brian 228 

FOLSOM, Marianne. . 105, 185 

FORBUS, Scott 179 

FORD, Craig 172,228 

FORD, Kelly 11. 171,228 

FOREMAN, David 217 

FORREST, Anthony 76 

FORSTMAN, Edwina 203. 228 

FORSTMAN, Jeff .172. 203, 

FORTUNIS, Linda 44, 62, 63, 
174, 175 

FOSTER, Edith 44, 158, 185, 

FOSTER, Jeff 199,228 

FOSTER, Pamela 204, 228 

FOTIS, Janine 174,228 

FOUNTAIN, Scott 228 

FOWLER, Omina 85, 228 

FOWLER, Robbie 172 

FRANCINE, Tim 180, 228 

FRANKE, Tammy 171,228 

FRANKLIN, Elizabeth 11 

FRANKLIN, John 199, 200 

FRANKLIN, Keith 133 

FRANKS, Alan 179 

FRAZIER, Regina 166 

FREE, Sheryll Ann 227, 228 


FRIDAY, David 12, 178, 179 

FRITSCHI, Quida 216 

FRYE, Lauren 169 

FULLER, Deron 180 

FULLER, Eric 180 

FULLER, Mary 228 

FULLER, Rod 6, 158 

FULLER, Tommy 12,41,178, 

GAFNEA, Tammy 166 

GAITHER, Julie 162, 185 


GALVEZ, Shelia 88, 228 

GAMBLE, Barbara 207 


GANN, Candi . ... 62, 195,218 

GANN, Leslie Diane 55, 111, 

GANN, Vonda Kay . . . 174, 175, 

GARCIA, Linda 204,228 

GARNER, Al 217 

GARRARD, Lisa 228 


GARRETT, Rhonda 24, 28, 


GLASGOW, Lori 90.91 

GLASS, Jerry 180 

GLASS, Sarah 199 

GLEASON, Steve 172 

GLENN, Gretchen 228 

GLOTFELTY, Henry 217 

GODFREY, Ann 217 

Spring Dedication 

The student activities center had a hanging track 
and carpeted floor that lent itself to uses from 
volleyball tournaments to Fall Carnival. The 
building was named the Bashinsky Fieldhouse 
after Leo Bashinsky, a long-time trustee of the 

GAYNOR, Colleen 23, 35, 37, 
54, 228 

GEER, Dean William 150 

GEIGER, Laurie 54 


GENTRY, Wendy 228 

GEORGE, Brian 180 

GEORGE, Ginger 228 

GEORGE, Jeff 177,204 

GEPHARDT, Richard 120 

GIATIRA, John 92 

GIBBS, Kenneth 228 

GILBERT, Lori 208 

GILBERT, Sandi 228 


GILLESPIE, Carol 228 

GILLESPIE, Chris 139 

GILLESPIE. Deborah 194 

GILLIAM, Jeff 2, 12,24, 126, 
144, 145, 146, 148, 149.180 

GODFREY, Stacey 228 

GODWIN, Mark Ill 

GOLD, Ralph 95,96,97,217 

GOODEN, Dwight 120 

GOODWIN, David 172 

GOODWIN, Melisa 44, 62, 63, 

GOODWIN, Terri Anne 228 

GORBACHEV, Mikhail 122 

GORDON, Bobby 228 

GORDON, Jennifer 228 

GORDON. Martha 49 

GORDON, Tom 204 

GORE, Albert 120 

GORE, Chuck 177,228 

GORE, Royce 176 

GOSE, Stacy 211,228 

GRAHAM, Kathy . ... 192,228 

GRANT, Eugene 217 

GRAVES, Amy 164, 174, 195 

GREEN, Jim 180 

GREGORY, George 228 

GREGSON, Martha 228 

GREGSON, Tim .12, 178, 179 

GRETZKY. Wayne 120 

GRIFFIN, Marvin 180 

GRIFFITHS, Elizabeth 134 

GRISSOM, Karen 33, 108, 

109, 166,228 

GRIZZLE, Karen 192,195, 

203, 228 

GROARK, Brian 179 

GROVE, Julie 42. 191.208. 


GUFFIN, Scott 43 

GUNN, Sonya 211.213.228 

GUSHUE, Fred 177 

GUTHRIE, Tom 163. 182 

GUTIERREZ, Lara 170.171, 


HADDEN, Richard 230 

HAGGARD, James 217 

HAGLER, Marvelous 

Marvin 120 

HAHN, Jessica 120 

HAIRSTON, Letitia 192 

HALE, Kim 171 

HALE, Lisa 200. 204. 2 11 . 230 

HALFACRE, Stacie 230 

HALL, Carolyn 230 

HALL, Edwin 217 

HALL, George 188 

H AMES, Buffi 166.230 

HAMIL, Jana 230 

HAMILTON, Charlie 172 

HAMM, Pam 230 

HAMRICK, Keith 172.230 

HAMRICK, Tim 66.95 

HANBY, Stan 43 

HANCOCK, Bryan 230 

HANCOCK, Holly 204 

HAND, Anthon 203 

HAND, Debbie 230 

HANKINSON, Mel 61, 74. 78 

HANNAH, Sherri 49. 164. 165. 

HARBOUR. Paige 171,230 

HARDCASTLE, Sabra 208 |> 

HARDEN, Shawn 146.200 

HARDY, Gail 133 

HARKINS, Philip 230 1 1 

HARNED, Jon 230 P 

HARPER, Chris 199.238 

HARPER, Jennifer 230 |H 

HARPER, John 66. 68. 70. 71, 

HARPER, Mary Lee 


HARRELL, JT 40. 172. 172, 






HARRIS, Amy 230 

HARRIS. Chris 200 

HARRIS, Donna 230 

HARRIS, Ed 138, 139 

HARRIS, Julia 169,231 

HARRIS, Vickie 184 

HART, Gary 120 

HARVEY, Todd 231 

H ASLAM, Hope . 103. 171 , 195, 


HASSLER, Renee . . . 174, 175 

HATCH, Allison 231 

HATCHER, Jeff 12, 178, 179 

HAWKINS, Charles 196,231 

HASKINS, Kristen 231 

HAYS, Penny 204,231 

HAYWOOD, J T 61,92 

HAZARD, Donna 231 


HEBSON, Tim 20. 163, 179, 
194, 195, 196,218 

HEILMAN, E. Bruce 55 

HELMS, Doug 191.231 


HENDON, Ursula 200 

HENDRICK, Ken 180 

HENDRIX, Erick 180 

HENDRIX, Todd 231 


HENRICH.Amy 159. 184, 185, 

HENRY, Kathy .91 

HENRY, Stacey 231 

HERNDON, Melinda 231 

HERREN, Kathy 231 

HERREN, Michael 180 

HERRING, Cindy 35, 169 

HERRINGTON, Karen 1 74, 


HERRINGTON, Susie 174,231 

HERZER, Tracey 231 

HESTER, Doug 179 

HESTER, Kelly 173, 174, 175 
HICKEN, Laura .43, 202, 231 
HICKMAN, Kristen 62.231 

HICKS, Stanley 231 

HIGGINS, Valerie 231 

HILL, Beth 233 

HILL, Bill 182 

HILL, Bradley 233 

HILL, Bruce 43. 109,233 

HILL, David 180 

HILL, Ginger 12, 166 

HILL, Hal Ill 

HILL, Mary Kay ...9, 163.218 
HILL, Sharon 169.233 

HILL, Shelley 44, 170, 171 

HILL, Wendy 45. 171,233 

HIPSHER, Mitzi 57. 233 

HIRSCH, Bernice 200 

HOBBS, George 182 

HOBBS, Tami 233 

HODAE, Tracie 174 

HODGES, Andrew Gerow . . 55 

HODGES, Emily 193 

HODGES, Philip 182, 233 

HOFFMAN, Sandy 166 

HOLBERT, Scott 172, 195 

HOLBROOK, Angela 171 

HOLBROOK, Mark 233 

HOLDERBY, Stephanie 43, 53 

HOLLAND, Brian 34, 179 

HOLLAND, David 180 




HOLLEMAN, Allison 111, 184, 

HOLLEY, William. 


HOLLINGSHE AD, Marti 131, 


HOLDS, Paul 40, 177 

HOLDS, Ronnie ... 20, 21, 85, 
158, 184,233 

HOLLOWAY, Robert 203 

HOLLOW AY, Sherry 185, 233 

HOLLOWAY, Theresa 191, 


HOLLOWELL, Jorja 33, 163, 

HOLMES, Jennifer 185, 233 

HOMBERG, Jana 174, 233 

HOOPER, Mark 233 

HOOVER, Jeffrey 55 

HOPPER, Susanne 166. 233 

HORNSBY, Steve 191, 195 

HORTON, Tim 179,233 

HOSCH, Leigh 233 

HOWELL, Todd 233 

HUCKABY, Kim 31 


HUDSON, Lynn 233 

HC1DSON, Mary . 200. 2 1 7 

HUDSON, Rock 124 

HUFF, Pam 222 

HUGHES, Landon 233 

HUGHES, Lawrence 177 

HUGHES, Scott 179.233 

HUMBER, Jeffrey 233 

HUNDLEY, Landon 42 

HUNT, Harold 146.217 

HUNT, Susan 54, 166. 167, 


HUNTER, Brian 182 

HUNTER, Mike 39, 158, 160, 

HURST, Darron 74,81 

HUTCHENS, Walter 180 


HUTCHISON, Christy 233 

HUTTO, Colin . 66, 69, 7 1 , 1 78. 


HUTTS, Carri 169 

HUTTS, David 24. 180. 233 

HYATT, Robert 201 

HYATT, Wade 20. 182, 183 

HYDE, Sherri 233 




IKARD, Suzanne 233 

IKNER, Angel 163, 169, 233 

INGOUF, Julie 233 



IRELAND, Elizabeth 233 

IRVIN, Richie 62,63,233 

ISBELL, Elizabeth 233 

ISBELL, Lisa 211 

JACKS, Becky 108, 109, 111, 

JACKSON, Carlene 233 

JACKSON, Jane 171,233 

JACKSON, Jesse 120 

JACKSON, Kathy 55 

JAGGER, Bob 95 

JAMISON, Jimi 16. 17 

J A YE, Grace 55, 199,233 

JOHNSON, Mike 196 

JOHNSON, Pam 199, 233 

JOHNSON, Paul . 48, 11 1 , 146, 

148, 149 
JOHNSON, Sally. 40, 134, 171, 

JOHNSON, Scott 172, 173, 


JOHNSON, Stephanie 91 

JOHNSON, Tony 139 

JOHNSON, Trea 210 

JOHNSTON, Blaine 172 

JOHNSTON, Kevin 182 

JOINES, Scott 200 

JOLLY, Tracy 24, 27, 29 

JONES, Beverly 24. 27. 164, 
165, 166, 167,233 

JONES, Brian 83, 182, 234 

JONES, Bruce 108 

JONES, Carl 203 

JONES, Dr Charlotte 37,217 

JONES, David 42, 234 

JONES, Irving 234 

JONES, Johnny 95 

KEEVER, Bill 172 

KELLER, Jeannetta 216 

KELLER, Joette 88, 89 

KELLY, Brian .2,21. 180, 194, 

195, 197,250 
KEMP, Jack 120 

KENDALL, Michele 203, 234 

KENDRICK, Anna 169 

KENNEDY, Caroline 118 

KENNEDY, John F 118 

KENNEY, Wayne 234 

KENT, Penny 234 

KEY, Missey Lee 166, 196, 234 

KILE, Tracy 166 

KILGORE, Carey 174 

KILGORE, Carolyn 234 

KILGORE, Laura 234 

KILGROW, Kari 234 

KILLEN, Kelly 208 

K1LLIAN, Teresa 234 

KIM, Won 191 

KIMBROUGH, Anthony 234 
KIMBROUGH, Becky 234 

Alabama Grand Theatre 

For 60 years patrons enjoyed the decor, classic films and stage shows of the 
Alabama Theatre, yet this year it faced foreclosure. The fight to save it in- 
volved members of the professional sector as well as University students. The 
battle was won as the "Save the Alabama Theatre" drive raised its goal of 
$100,000 and placed the theatre under the protection and care of the Theatre 
and Organ Society. 


JENKINS, David 180 

JENSEN, James 217 

JOEL, Billy 267 

JOHNS, Marlin 172.233 

JOHNSON, Ashley 169 

JOHNSON, Bryan 53. 180. 


JOHNSON, Emmett 55. 57 

JOHNSON, Jill 169. 192, 233 

JOHNSON, Joe. 180, 196, 197, 

JOHNSON, Kay 199, 217 

JOHNSON, Kristi 233 

JONES, Julie 240 

JONES. Wes 160. 180 

JORDAN, Steven 234 

JUSTICE, Joni 208. 234 


KEESEE, Becky 

KEESEE, Mitzi 



KIMBROUGH, Todd 62. 172. 

KING, Annica 174.234 

KING, Celeste 44. 169 

KING, Jenny 234 

KING. Joey 177 

KING, Raymond 217 

KING, Scotty .66.70,71.235 

KINGREN, Katherine . 192, 235 

KINGREN, Kristin 203 

KINGSBURY, Charles ... 133 

KIRCUS, Belinda . 47, 166, 167. 

KIRKLAND, Joy 200, 208 

Index/ Z03 

KIRKL AND. Keith 180 

KIRKLAND, Mary ... 174, 235 

KIRKLAND, Valinda 235 

KIRKLEY, Keith 235 

KISSENGER, Damon 180 

KITCHEN, Donna 235 

KLAUSMAN, Bill 235 

KLINE, Susan 235 

KNIGHT, Ray 120 

KNIGHT, Tim 40, 179 


Keshia 260 

KNOTTS, Don 12, 15 

KNOWLES, Kim 43, 235 

KNOWLTON, Todd 179 

KOCOCJR, Bruce 217 


KOPPELL, Ted 120 

46, 166, 



24, 177 

LAMB, Tracy 104, 105 


ALPHA 172 

LAMMON8, Michael 203 

LANCASTER, Dawn . 192, 193 

LANDER, Roger 217 

LANDHAM, Jack ... Ill, 191, 

LANE, Chris 182 

LANE, Karen 235 

LANGER, Keith 180 

LANIER, Mildred 112, 235 

LARAMORE, Suzanne 235 

LARGIN, Robin 235 

LASSETER, Alan 66, 179 

LAUDERDALE, Chris 182, 


LAURENZI, Terry 217 

LAURENZO, Catherine ... 235 

LAWLEY, Steven 1 14, 180 

LAWRENCE, Amy . . 200, 204, 

LINDER, Leslie 236 

LIP8COMBE, Marika 236 

LOCKLAR, Tamara . . 191, 236 

LOLLAR, Lori 157, 166 

LONG, Greg . 40, 180, 195,236 
LONGSHORE, Les 6 1 , 83 

LOOMIS, Kenneth 199 

LOPER, Jeff 236 

LORENZ, Melody 236 

LORING, Dee . . . 174, 175, 236 

LOTT, Cara 39, 204, 236 

LOVE, Shelia 236 

LOWERY, Melissa .... 43, 236 

LOWRY, David 180, 195 

LUCAS, Kristen 171 

LUCAS, Renae 236 

LUDWIG, Allison .... 166, 196 

LUNCEFORD, Dr. William . 37, 

LYON, David 182, 183 

Underwear Becomes Outerwear 

Splashed with everything from red lips to Greek letters, boxers, which were once 
discreetly worn as men's underwear, became the latest in casual clothing. When 
women started noticing the cute patterns printed on boxers, they stalked the 
men's department in search of the garment for themselves. Worn as shorts, box- 
ers made their way from the underwear drawer to the classroom. 

KRANZLEIN, Kevin . . 55, 1 1 1 , 
235, 268 

KUNTZ, Julie 169 


LACROSS, Nova 140 

LADNER, Donna .... 171, 235 

LADY, Church 261 

LAFON, Pamela . 199, 208, 235 
LAMB. Steve 179,226 

LE BtAUF, Sabrina 260 

LEAVER, Larry 182, 236 

LEDBETTER, Scott 186 


LEE.Joni 166 

LEONARD, Sugar Ray .... 120 

LEOPARD, Rod 188 

LEVELS, Denice 236 

LEWIS, Barbara 217 

LEWIS, Brian 52, 182 

LEWIS, Huey 267 

LIGHTSEY, Eddie 149 

62. 200, 

207, 236 



MACON, Gerald 151 

MADDOX, Mary Beth . . 8, 236 

MADISON, Kevin 236 


MAHLER, Philip 236 

MAINE, Lucinda 55, 217 

MAINES, Libby 236 

MALMEDE, Beth 236 

MANER, Shannon 12 

MANGONIGAL, Michelle . 236 

MANGUM, Cheri 12, 54 

MANGUM, Karen 236 

MANLY, Lee 85 

MANN, Nancy 103,236 

MANNING, Ken 199 

MANNING, Mike . 49, 204, 213 
MANSFIELD, Leslie. . 166, 167 

MANTEK, Tom 236 

MANTOOTH, Reginald ... 177 

MARCEY, Cindy 236 

MARCUM, Katie 139, 174 

MARCUM, Reginald 236 

MARSHALL, Rod ... . 99, 100, 
106, 111, 128, 180,214, 

MARTIN, Cheryl 236 

MARTIN, Leigh Fran 236 

MARTIN, Rembert . . 74, 76, 80 

MARTIN, Shannon 166 

MARTIN, Wendy 248 

MARYANOW, Cynthia 236 

MASHBURN, Cyndi ... 24, 236 

MASON, Doug 203 

MASON, Jamil 236 

MASON, Rhonda 171 

MASON, Susan 174,236 

MASSEY, Kim 171,236 


MATHEWS, Cheryl 236 

MATHEWS, Michelle 236 

MATHIS, Barry 180 

MATTHEWS, Mary . . 166, 167, 

200, 236 
MATTHEWS, Rita 236 

MAY, Mark 236 

MAY, Ruby 194, 195,218 

MCBRIDE, Alicia 114 

MCCABE, Rick 24 

MCCALL, Chuck 52, 182 

MCCALL, Evalya 236 

MCCALLUM, Phillip 270 

MCCARTY, Kevin 200 

MCCLOUD, Lindsey ... 66, 73 

MCCLURE, Bill 86 

MCCLURE, Julie 236 

MCCOLLUM, Kay . . . 185, 236 

MCCORMICK, Dana 192 

MCCRARY, Sonya 166 

MCCULLOUGH, Laura 91, 

139, 171 

MCCURDY, Paris 80 


MCDAVID, Dana . . 86, 87, 236 

MCDONALD, Karen 236 

MCDONALD, Stephanie. . .62, 

MCELVEEN, Ginny 185 

MCEWEN, Brett 179 

MCGAHA, Susan 166, 167, 


MCGEE, Anne. 51, 62, 166,236 

MCGILLIS, Kelly 266 

MCGINNIS, Scott .... 1 16. 203 
MCGOHON. Alisa . . 185, 238 
MCGOWAN, Martha . . 45, 185 

MCGRAW, Mary 238 

MCKEE, Ricky ... 24, 210, 21 1 , 

MCKENZIE, Cynthia . . 43, 238 

MCKINNEY, Albert 186. 

MCKINNEY, Heidi 238 

MCLAUGHLIN, Dr Ellen .199, 

MCLEOD, Neal 188 

MCLEOD, Valerie 191 

MCNEES, Sherry .... 212, 238 

MCNINCH, George 238 

MCNUTT, Edward 238 

MCPHERSON, Les 86, 92 

MCPHERSON, Linda . 200, 238 

MCQUISTON, Larry 238 

MCWILLIAMS, Jennifer .171 

MEADOR, Eddie 172 

MEADOWS, Matthew 191 

MEESE, Edwin 122 

MELTON, Amy 43, 238 

MENZEL, Andrea 238 

MERRELL, Franchesca ... 166 

MERRELL, Rhonda 238 

MEZICK, Nancy 204, 238 

MIDDLEBROOKS, Bill 78, 80 


MIDDLETON, Lana 238 

MILAM, Greer 188,238 

MILES, Steve 71 

MILLER, David 238 

MILLICAN, Trey 238 

MISKELLEY, Ray . . . 180, 21 1 

MITCHELL, Scotty . . 2, 20, 47, 

MIZZELL, Pam . 156, 171, 196, 

MONEY, Andrea . 162, 169, 238 

MONROE, Kim 62, 65, 238 

MONTAGUE, Stacey .... 170, 

MONTGOMERY, James 239 


MOODY, Stephanie 239 

MOON, John 239 

MOORE, Christine 239 

MOORE, Doug . 5, 50, 164, 180, 

MOORE, Kimberly ... 171, 239 

MOORE, Melissa 239 

MOORE, Penny 204 


MORGAN, Lynne 174, 239 

MORRIS, Cindy 185, 239 

MORRIS, Gary 210 

MORRIS, Kristin 166 

MORRIS, Marigene . 166, 239 

MORRIS, Stacy 182 

MORRIS, Tim 172 

MORRIS, Wade 179 

MORRIS, Wayne ... 40, 62, 64, 

MORRISON, Teresa 239 

MORTON, Dent 198 

MORTON, Dr Perry . . 199, 217 

MORTON, Perian .... 198, 207 

MOSER, Mary Alice . . 200, 239 

264 / 



MOSES, Mark 266 

160, 170, 180, 181,239 



MULLINS, Kendall 

108, 109, 

MURDOCK, Melodie 239 

MURPHREE, Scott 239 

MURRAY, Donnie 203 

MUSEN, Don 239 

MYERS, Alice . 12, 19,44, 184, 

MYERS, Cindy 239 

MYERS, Scott 172,241 

MYRICK, Charlie .... 177,241 

MYRICK, Tammy 24 


NABORS, Pat 87,241 

NAFF, Bethany . 100, 195, 199, 

MASH, Jill 241 

NATION, Jonlyn 171,241 

NEAVES, Gerald 70 

NEEL, Mary 83 

NELSON, William 218 

NESMITH, Scott .... 204,211 

NEW, William 241 

NEWELL, Stephanie 241 

NEWSOME, Stacey . . 24, 166, 

NEWTON, Mark 241 

NICHOLS, Brent . 52, 182, 183 

NICHOLSON, Johnny . 18, 107 

NIMER, Mike 12, 179 

NIX, Brian 116, 186,241 

NIXON, Gena 169, 196 

NOBLES, Larry 13 

NOLEN, Carolyn 241 

NORMAN, Mary Esther ... 241 

NORRIS, Betty 217 

NORRIS, Gavin 197 

NORTH, Oliver 122 

NUNN, Shawn 6, 177 

NCINN, Stephanie 134, 241 

O BYRNE, Brenda ... 185, 241 

O FARRELL, Kimberly ... 241 

ONEAL, Poppi 171,241 

O REAR, Chris 180, 241 

OLIVE, Allison . . 166, 203, 241 

OLIVE, David 241 

OLIVE, Elise 171,241 

OROSCO, Jesse 121 

OSBORN, Bruce 241 

OSBORNE, Christa 241 

OSBORNE, Greg 182, 183, 



Birthday Bash 

Posing with a live replica of the Statue of Liberty, 
Stacia Sinclair and a friend take part in the 
festival of songs, celebration and fireworks that 
honored the great lady's first 100 years. 

OSTEEN, Shannon 14 

OWENBY, David 12, 197 

OWENS, Charles 172 

OWENS, Glaydys 194, 195 

OWENSBY, Tammie 241 

OYAMA, Shihan 232 

PACK, Phillip 21 

PACKWOOD, Bob 123 

PADALINO, Johnny 241 

PADGETT, Cindy .... 24, 204, 

PALMER, Dawn . 106, 107, 241 


PARCELLS, Bill 120 

PARDO.Joey 172,241 

PARDUE, Don 139,241 

PARKER, James 241 

PARKER, Roger 217 

PARKS, Leslie 168, 169 

PARNELL, David 40, 180 

PARTAIN, Ellen 171 

PARVIN, Susan 88,91 

PATE, Celita 171, 191,241 

PATE, Elizabeth 200, 241 

PATE, Sharon 39, 54, 241 

PATRICK, Bobby . 20, 182, 183 

PATTERSON, Barry 241 

PATTERSON, Bruce 197 

PATTERSON, Greg . . 144, 146 


PAVLIK, Daniel 172 

PAYNE, Billy . 38, 111, 116,241 

PAYNE, Dr Ladell 198 

PAYNE, Linda 241 

PEACHEY, Marcia 174 


PEDIGO, Lee . . . 154, 178, 179 

PEEPER, Cade 37, 49, 179 

PEEPLES, Stephen ... 55, 201 


PELPHREY, Bruce 211 

PENDER, Meredith . . . 126, 241 
PENN, Danna 168, 169 

PENNINGTON, Melanie ... 19, 
158, 160, 163, 164, 168, 
169, 192 

PERKINS, Chris . . 23, 111,241 


PERKINS, Jeff 93 

PERKINS, Jerrie Lynn 105 

PERRIN, Barbara 110, 241 

PERRITT, Cindy 166 

PERRY, Michael 95, 241 

PESCE, Molly 119 

PETER, Stanley 241 

PETERIK, Jim 16 

PEEVY, Kathy 203, 241 

PETTY, Leya 91 

PFEIFER, Billy 30 


PHI MCI 174 

PHILLIPS, Charlotte 241 

PHILLIPS, Christa 241 

PHILLIPS, Dana 49, 241 

PHILLIPS, John . . 52, 182, 241 

PHILLIPS, Sonya . 24, 27, 195, 

PHRING, Son 199 



PICKERING, Mary Christi . .31, 

PIERCE, Amy 185 

PIERCE, Derek 180 

PIERCE, Jennifer 170, 171 

PIKE, Cindy 174, 175 

PILGRIM, Diann 166, 195, 

PINSON, Lee 1 79 

PINSON, Rachel .... 185 206 
208, 242 

PINSON, Vanessa 242 

PLEMONS, Andy 139 

PLESS, Kara . 44, 1 7 1 , 1 96, 242 


POLLY, Trey 180 

PORTER, Andrew 242 

POSEY, Lori 191,242 

POWELL, David 242 

POWELL, Laura 185, 242 

POWELL, Mary Lane 217 

POWELL, Nan 162, 185 

PRATER, Angela 174, 200 

PRAYTOR, Mary Beth .242 

PRESLEY, Lydia 242 

PRICE, Jeff 66, 72 

PRINCE, Dean Julian 150 

PRINCE, Jennifer .... 192, 242 

PRITCHETT, Brenda .... 1, 62, 

PRITCHETT, Marsha . . 24, 44, 
95, 171 

PRYOR, Cynthia 204 

PRYOR, Felicia 242 

PUCKETT, John .... 134, 204, 
237, 242, 245 

PCIGH, Mike 242 

PYLE, Sally 170, 171,242 

RADAR, Mark 188 

RADER, Dean Joyce . . 57, 150 

RAGLAND, Robie 139, 242 

RALEY, Brian 92, 182 

RALEY, Sheryl Marcine . . Ill, 

RAG, Tim 242 

RAY, Katie 88, 169 

RAY, Kenny 179 

RAY, Rob 188 

RAY, Tommy 134,211 

RAYFIELD, Cindy 242 

REAGAN, President 

Ronald 119 

REECE, Jeff 242 

REECE, John ... 102, 103, 172, 

REED, Barclay 12, 179 

REED, Dr Marlene 203,217 

REED, Kenneth 55, 58 

REED, Rusty 95 

REGAN, Donald 122 

REID, Julie 242 

REINA, Pat 83 

RENNE, Lisa 2, 166 

REYNOLDS, Valery 242 

RICE, Bill 203,242 

RICE, Bobbie 218 

RICE, Donna 120 

RICE, Jim 182 

RICHARDS, Ed 21, 182 

RICHARDSON, Martha .242 

RICHARDSON, Randall . . 130, 

RICHESON, Lori .... 173, 185, 

RICHIE, Lionel 11 

RIEGERT, Robert 217 

RIGG, David 207 

RIGGINS, Resha ... 24, 25, 28, 

29,44, 174, 180 

RILEY, Dr Earle 139 

ROARK, Laurie 34, 36, 37, 

108, 109, 191,242 
ROBERSON, Earlean 199 

ROBERSON, Ray ... . 182, 242 

ROBERTS, Tom 205 

ROBERTSON, Lisa 185 

ROBINSON, Darryl 179 

ROBINSON, Tony 242 

RODGERS, Mandy 166 

RODRIGUEZ, Josephine 243 

ROE, DrTS 211 

ROHLING, Tommy ... 73, 105, 

ROOKER, Suzi 243 

ROOKER, Wendy . . 24, 26, 27, 



ROZELL, Ralph 217 

RUDD, Lee 36, 180,243 

RUSSELL, Becky 166 

RUT AN, Burt 119 

RUT AN, Dick 119 

RYAN, Pam 243 

SADLER, Jena 2, 166 

SADLER, Joy 5, 166 


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8AGER, Tim 203 

SALAMONE, Joey ... 172, 175 






SAMUELS, Amy .33, 36, 49. 
159, 169,204,211,213 

SANDAU, Donald 243 

SANDERS, Anita 205 

SANDERS, Briggs . 22, 40, 172 

SANDERS, Starla 188, 243 

SANFORD. David 24 

SARRIS. Peter 200 

SAVAGE, Tom 23 

SAXON, Grady Sue 217 

SAYLER, Rebecca 204 

SCARLETT, David 180 

SCHAEFERS, Arlean 243 

SCHEINLER, Roy 182. 243 

SEGARS. Tiffany 243 

SELLERS, Dawn 243 

SELLERS, Stephanie .... 166, 
203, 243 

SESHUL, Merritt 180 

SEWELL, Brian 243 

SHADDIX, Greg 49, 177, 243 

SHARP, David 243 

SHEEHAN, Amy .... 200, 243 

SHEFFIELD, Susan 171 

SHELLEY, Donna 243 

SHELTON, Brett 85 

SHELTON, Karen 243 

SHEPARD, Tracey . ... 11,36, 

SHEPHERD, Steven 243 

SHERER, Delores 20, 196 

SHERER, Kelly 208 

SHIVERS, Ann 174,200 

SHOEMAKE, Suzanne . . . 166, 

SHORT, Ray 100, 101 

SIMS, Tabitha 244 

SINCLAIR, Stacia .12, 40, 48, 
49,54, 180,244 

SINDLE, Roger 217 

SISCO. Jackie 244 

SITA, Colin 211 

SITTON, Lauri 244 

SLAY, Michelle 192 

SLEDGE, Buddy 197 


SMITH, Angela 244 

SMITH, Bonita 1 70. 1 7 1 , 244 

SMITH. Carmen 244 

SMITH, Colin 177 

SMITH, Conner 79 

SMITH, Daniel 83 

SMITH, Darrell 244 

SMITH, Janine 12. 24, 28. 171. 
203, 244 

SMITH, Joel 180 

SMITH, Keith 180, 203 

8NELL, Stephanie 244 

SOLO 192 

SOUTH, Paul 91 


SPENCER, Michelle .22. 44, 

SPILLER, Cathy 244 

SPILLER, Erline 166, 244 

SPINKS, Jason 21,244 

SPRINKLE, Judy 244 

SPRUELL, Cynthia 199. 244 

STACEY, Kimberly 244 

STALLINGS, Bruce 40. 72, 

158, 178, 179 

STANDERFER, Sarah 54, 

204, 244 

STANFORD, Scotty 180 

STANLEY, Brian 140 

STAPELETON, Marilyn 244 

STARK, Koo 118 

STEARNS, Chris 106, 128 

STEELMAN, Pam 168, 169 

Vietnam Revisited 

One of the top movies of the year proved to be the 
moving drama Platoon . Here Tom Berenger, Mark 
Moses and Willem Dafoe tell the tale of the horrors 
of war. The story sparked more interest in Vietnam 
veterans, and won an Oscar for Best Picture and 
one for Best Director. 

Showing His Stuff 

Stars of the hit movie Top Gun , Kelly McGillis and 
Tom Cruise, were involved in a heated love affair 
that drew crowds to the theatre. The movie about 
the Air Force was an instant success and the title 
song You Take My Breath Away by Berlin won best 
song at the Academy Awards. 

SCHILLECI, Maria 185 


SCHMITT, Jason 243 

SCHMITZ, Tura 95 

SCHNADER, Steve . ... 48, 49 

SCHONBERG, Julie 24 

8CHRAND, Linda. .191, 243 

8CHROEDER, Jana 243 

8CHULTZ, Diana 192, 243 

SCHULTZ, Melanie 217 

SCOTT, Laura . . 108, 109. 164, 

165. 185 
SCOTT, Shannon 176 

SCOTT, Timothy 236 

8EALE8. Stacy 111.243 

266 / Index 

SHUCK, Renee 211 

SHULTZ, Diana 200 

8HUNNARAH, Joey 218 




SILISKI, Alan 95 

SILVERN AIL, Susan 126, 134. 

8IMMONS, Andrea 203 

SIMMONS, Steve 22 

SIMMONS, Vic 53 

SIMON, Paul 120 

SIMS, Joel 243 

SIMS, Randy 243 

SMITH, Kim 185 

SMITH, Lara 100. 189.244 

SMITH, Lisa 166,244 

SMITH, Mark 116 

SMITH, Rachel 169 

SMITH, Scott 203. 244 

SMITH, Stuart 132 

SMITH, Terri 195,244 

SMITH, Tulu 217 

SMITH, Vicenta 244 

8MITHERMAN, Lisa 185, 196 

SMOTHERS, Amy ... 12, 104. 

185, 192.209.244 
SNELL, Lydia 244 

SNELL, Nancy 137 

STENGELL, Amy 166, 250 

STEPHENS, Christy 166,244 

STEPHENS, Sharon 18, 244 

STEPHENS, Stacy 244 

STEWART, Brett 179, 195, 

STEWART, Hugh 172, 175 

STEWART, Terri 12 

STITH, Jeff Ill 

STOKER, Kayla 244 

STOKES, Michael 76 

STOREY, Paul 180,244 


STOUT, Suzanne 169, 192 

STRAIN, Bob 8 

STRAIN, Karl 173,244 

STRAIN, Lori 97, 185 
STRATTON, Theresa 91 

STRAUGHAN, Jay 53 159 


STRICKLAND, Billy 217 

STROUD, Steve 180 



SULLIVAN, Chris 51 

SULLIVAN, Frankie 17 

SULLIVAN, James 244 

SULLIVAN, Jamie 244 

SUSINA, Dr. Stan. 199,218 

SUTTON. Susan 174 

SWAGGART, Jimmy ... 120 

SWANSON, Staley 171, 191, 

SWIFT, Ruthie 106.244 



TACCONE, Deborah 244 

TAPSCOTT, David 182 

TATE, Sandra 171. 195. 244 

TAULMAN, Beth 185.207, 


TAYLOR, Ginger 168, 169, 


TAYLOR, Melissa 204, 244 

TAYLOR, Tracy 32, 200, 208, 

TEAL, Bart 106 

TEAL, Dr Janice 218 

TEANEY, Trip 84.85. 180 

TEEL, Bart 244 

TERRELL, Denise 203.244 

TERRY, Brian 86. 244 

THOMAS, Craig 23,51 

THOMAS, Darrell 74. 78 

THOMAS, Keith 40. 1 72. 244 

THOMAS, Mark 199, 244 

THOMAS, Mary 204. 246 

THOMAS, Tonya 171 

THOMASTON, Pam 186, 192, 

THOMPSON, Alan 200, 246 

THOMPSON, Bud 182. 183 

THOMPSON, Donna 246 

THOMPSON, Janice 164. 174. 

THOMPSON, Mark 177, 246 

THOMPSON, Melissa 174, 


THOMPSON, Paula 246 

THORNHILL, Kim 12, 13. 14, 
46,47, 111, 164, 166, 167, 
192, 196,200,246 

THORNTON, Art 176. 177 

THORNTON, Kelly 246 

THRASH, Alicia 166. 246 

THWEATT, John 172 

TIDWELL, Brian 6 

TIDWELL, Cynthia 105. 246 

TINDLE, Claude 182 

T1NSLEY, Cass 246 

TIPPETT, Darcy 246 

TOLAR.Jay 104 

TOLAR, Laura 199 

TOMIAN, Amy 171 

TOOTHMAN, Tracey 246 

TOC1LIATOS, John . . 172, 246 

TRAD, Norine . . 101, 169, 195, 

TRADER, Cynthia 218 

TRANG, John 218 

TRAYLOR, Dean Rick 23, 49, 
106, 151 

TRAYWICK, Sherry 216 


TRICQUET, Ronny 199, 246 

TRIVETTE, Kristin 185, 246 

TROTMAN, Kelly 131, 169, 

206, 246 

TRULL, Scott 38, 188 

TUCKER, Terri 44, 62, 64, 


TUCKER, Tracy 45, 174, 246 

TUCKIER, Rex 92. 182. 183, 

TULLOCH, Mark 246 

TURKIEWICZ, Tommy 246 

TURKIEWICZ, Witold 218 

TURNER, Glynis 246 

TURNURE, Doug 246 

TWEEDY, James 218 

TYRE, LuAnn 204, 246 


CINSER, Al 120 

UTZ, Dawnie 23, 247 

VANDYK, Jim 116,247 

VANCE, Ashley 148,227,247 

VANCLEAVE, Carol 247 

VANN, Dr Lowell 106 

VANOY, Nicole .48, 58, 145. 
148, 149 

VANSISE, Kenneth 218 

VANTURE, Christy ... 50, 169 

VARNER, Mathan 33 

VAUGHAN, Paul 247 

VAUGHN, Amy 247 

VAUGHN, David . 60, 93, 1 82 

VEAL, David 177,247 

VEAL, Matt 177 

VEASEY, Sharon 247 

VEDEL, Greg 83 

VERMA, Prasannata . . 208, 247 

VINES, Cindy. .24, 161, 185. 

VON HAGEN, Hallie 24, 171, 
204, 207, 208, 247 

WADSWORTH, Julane 247 

WAGES, Jill 212 

WALDRUP, Carmeia 211 

WALKER, Paul 177,247 

WALKER, Susan 188 

WALL, Charles 180 

WALL, Chuck 180 

WALL, Larry 172 

WALLACE, Clayton . 1 1, 204, 

WALLACE, James 247 

WALLACE, Kathy 174, 247 

WALLACE, Tim . 40, 4 1 , 1 77, 

WALSH, Casey 180 

WALSH, Pat 180 

WALSH, Patrick 247 

WALTON, Randy 133 

WARD, Dana 186 

WARD, Hal 172 

WARD, Jeff 247 

WARD, Laurel 247 

WARDEN, Keith 39 

WARE, Elisabeth 171 

WARE, Lee 169 

WARE, Mark 84,85,247 

WARHURST, Cindy 174, 247 
WARNER, Malcolm-Jamal . 260 

WARNER, Michael 247 

WARREN, James 172 

WATES, Vickie 185 

WATSON, Lori 204, 247 

WATTS, Marsha 247 

WATTS, Stephanie 247 

WATTS, Teresa 169 

WEAVER, Joel 180, 196 

WEBB, Barbie 54, 199, 247 

WEBB, Chris 86 

WEBB, Craig 247 

WEBB, Robert 172 

WEEKS, George 188 

WEHRUNG, Ben 247 

WELCH, Lisa 249 

WEST, Anne 249 

WEST, Jack 40, 180. 192 

WESTON, David. 179, 195,249 

WHARTON, Mike 180 

WHATLEY, Steven 188 

WHEELER, Dr Ruric . 56, 128, 

WHEELER, Elizabeth 249 

WHEELER. Liesa 24, 25, 27 

WHEELER, Rhonda 207 

WHEELER, Whitney . 166,249 

WH1GHAM, Phil 249 

WHITE, David 182 

WHITE, Jan 249 

WHITE, Melodie ... 24, 27, 174 

WHITE, Shelley 188. 249 

WHITEHEAD, Denise 249 

WHITEHOUSE, Donna 188, 

WHITESIDE, G wen . 192, 193 

WHITMAN, Harper 66, 69, 138 

WHITMIRE, Wade 179 

WHITNEY, Shannon 249 

WHITSON, Gina 166, 249 

WICKS, Debbie 1 88, 1 99, 249 

WIENBERG, Diana 171 

' WIGINTON, Mike 182 

WILBOURNE, Kathryn ... 156, 

WILDER, Carol 185 

WILKERSON, Kim 31. 90 

WILKINS, Kim 188 

WILKINSON, Diane 249 

WILKINSON, Tommy .249 

WILLIAMS, Brad. . . . 163, 164, 
180, 195,249- 

WILLIAMS, Casandra 192 

WILLIAMS, Charlotte 249 

WILLIAMS, Cheri 249 

WILLIAMS, Cynthia .195, 249 

WILLIAMS, Dean Parham .151 

WILLIAMS, Dena 86, 249 

WILLIAMS, Fred 76, 80 

WILLIAMS, Ginny 185 

WILLIAMS, Jack 52 

WILLIAMS, Joy 167 

WILLIAMS, Kasandra .249 

WILLIAMS, Laura Lee ... . 249 

WILLIAMS, Lucinda 249 

WILLIAMS, Melody 249 

WILLIAMS, Nancy 249 

WILLIAMS, Renee 192 

WILLIAMS, Sally 199 

WILLIAMSON, Kim 24, 25, 
28, 164, 165, 169, 199 

WILLIS, Kathy 204, 249 

WILLIS, Richard 182 

WILLS, Julie 45, 170. 171, 

1 88, 249 
WILSON, Anne ... 49, 185, 249 

WILSON, Donald 218 

WILSON, Ty 176, 177,249 

WIMMER, Angel 249 

WINFREY, Lydia 98,218 

WINGARD, Todd 92 

WISE, Chip 188,249 

WITHINGTON, Geoff 179 

WITHROW, Andy 139 

WITTMAN, Lou Ann 211 

WOLFE, Laura 169,249 

WOLFF, Diane 249 

WOLVERTON, Andy . 1 12.249 

WOOD, Diana ... 174. 195, 249 ' 

WOOD, Edward 180 

WOOD, Lee Ill 

WOOD, Lynn 116 

WOOD, Norman 180, 199 

WOOD, Olivia 218 

WOOD ALL, Beth 88. 171. 249 

WOODSON, Dawn 249 

WORKMAN, Dr Charles . 207, 

WORMELEY, Stanley 74 

WORTH, Don 218 

WREN, Burke 188 

WRENN, Keith 203. 249 

WRIGHT, David 180 

WRIGHT, Janice 174, 249 

ZILBA, Mary 1 ]9 

ZIMMERMAN, Amy 174, 249 

ZWAYER, Maribeth . 24, 25, 27 
44, 169 

YARBOROUGH, Larry 35, 48. 
49, 111, 158, 159, 180, 

YARBROUGH, Taylor 249 

YEAGER, Jeana 119 

YOARS, Liesl 33 

YOARS, Linda 249 

YORK, Howard 249 

YOUNG, Michelle 174, 249 

YOUNG, Tim 211 

YOUNG, Tommy 249 


ZAKHAROV, Gennadi 119 

ZEEMAN, Lori 83. 169 

ZELLNER, Kurt 249 


The Birmingham News 

Powerful Performance 

Dressed in black jeans and a button-down 
shirt, down-to-earth musician Huey Lewis and 
his band The Mews rocked the Civic Center in 
their February concert. Other top concerts of 
the year included Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and The 
Bangles and Mr. Mister. 


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David Rigg 

David Rigg 

David Rigg 

Showing off the latest in 
trendy sportswear, Cin- 
dy Vines, a sophomore 
finance major from 
Cleveland, Tenn., looks 
sharp in Guess? overalls. 
The outfit proved to be one 
of the hottest styles on cam- 
pus this spring. 

Contemplating life after 
graduation, seniors 
Kevin Kranzlein of Marietta, 
Ga., and Jack Landham of 
Talladega enjoy some 
coveted free time goofing off 
together before hectic exam 
schedules fill their hours. 



The Rites 
of Spring 

t e r 
t h e 
usual bouts of 
senioritis during 
warm weather 
days as well as an 
unexpected snow 
day in April. 

Most were able 
to take time out 
for a picnic at Oak 
Mountain or an 
afternoon in the 
sun. Vail beach 
and Ramada Inn 
remained the hot 
spots for those 
seeking that 

Aiming carefully, Hank 
Coyle, a sophomore 
general business major from 
Pompano Beach, Fla., 
makes sure his ball lines up 
with the hole. The putt-putt 
game was part of an in- 
tramural event held on the 
course in Hoover. 

savage tan. 

The traditional 
dorm raids went 
further than usual 
as tires were 
slashed and police 
cars vandalized. 
R.A.'s took names, 
and students who 
were involved were 
sent before the 
Judiciary Board. 

The joys of 
spring continued 
as students studied 
under shade trees 
or relaxed and fell 
in love. Cupid 
struck with the 
usual rash of 
Whether it was a 
wedding, a sum- 
mer job, or just life 
after graduation, 
the spring semester 
held possibilities 
for everyone. 




Joining in the Alma Mater, 
members of the Class of '87 
recall memories made in the 
past years. 

Second year law student 
Phillip McCallum, of Birm- 
ingham, swings his oversized 
bat in a game of whiffle ball on 
the lawn in front of the law 

David Rigg 

270 / 

Dressed for a pep rally in the 
gym, Phi Mu pledges show 
their school spirit to the student 
audience as the pledge class 
tries to instill spirit for the game. 

Mike Manning 



u m - 
m e r 
a p 
u n - 
usual speed as 
projects, term 
papers and exams 
filled a student's 
time and left them 
few leisure hours. 
With summer ac- 
tivities only a few 
days away, 
students were anx- 
ious to get through 

Graduation end- 
ed the year with 
the sorrow of leav- 
ing old friends, 
teachers and 

roommates be- 
hind. Yet it 
brimmed with ex- 
citement as 
students looked 
toward the future in 
a new job and a 
changing lifestyle. 

For those who 
would be returning 
in the fall, farewells 
to seniors took on 
new meaning as 
they were one step 
closer to achieving 
their own goals. 

There were 
many different at- 
titudes as students 
left the University 
behind, but the ex- 
citement of a new 
world in a changing 
awaited them. 



Standing in front of Beeson 
Business building, three 
students watch as 
balloons drift away into the 
clear September sky. Pho- 
tograph taken by a staff pho- 
tographer on assignment for 
The Birmingham News 


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Editor's Note 

There is so mi 
rter a y 
deadlines ancJ 
'he exc 
he Univ 

was worth 

ral people who des 
or the and 

were there to li om- 

and provide a needed s 
or p ?h on oc 

— my parents, Arnold 
and Sue Von Hag^ 

and prav 
.ghout thi 

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Hallie Von Hagen 

Cindy Padgett 

Copy Editor 

Rachel Pinson 

Copy Assistant 

Suzanne Harrington 

Photo Editor 

David Rigg 

Photo Assistant 

Bryan Mizzell 

Amy Smothers 


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