Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois http://www.archive.org/details/mckendreanbein2008mcke The A/LcKendrearL 2007 - 200S Volume 9 1 1365 Undergraduate Students Editors: Beth Newman, and LaurerLHettenhausen. Advisor: Jeff Campbell MrKendree Urwersitv 70 I College Rd. Lebanon^ IL 52254 A Whole New LI Table of Contents Una/erstty (Highl^its) - 3 Ubiquity (Student Life) - 1 5 Utilization (Academes) - 29 Uniform (Atffetcs) - 47 United (Clubs and OrganEatbns) - 69 Unique (Portraits) - 9 1 Useful (Ad/erteements) - 143 University \yu-ne-ver-se-te\ noun Def: an institution of learning of the highest level, having a college of liberal arts and a program of graduate studies together with several professional schools, and authorized to confer both undergraduate and graduate degrees McKendree's shift from college to university proved to be one of the biggest highlights of the 2007-2008 Academic Year. What better term to represent the most exciting portion of the yearbook, the highlights section, in which the most anticipated events of the year are recorded. From the beginnings at New Student Orientation all the way to Commencement in May, McKendree provides its community with exciting events in the lives of members of the campus community. These all take place at this institution of learning in the highest level. McKendree has expanded its boundaries in terms of education, yet these crucial moments during the school year remain. F++q Rigbligbts JVIcKendree College becomes inois' oldest college & newest university The 2007-2008 academic world welcomed a new name as McKendree College, the first college chartered and established in the state of Illinois, became McKendree University. July 1, 2007 marked a new era in McKendree history after 179 years as McKendree College. Officially, McKendree became Illinois' oldest college and newest university. McKendree President Dr. Jim M. Dennis announced, "Our board of trustees directed us to change our name to reflect more accurately the broad educational opportunities McKendree offers." Founded in 1828 by pioneer Methodists as Lebanon Seminary, McKendree is the oldest institution in the nation with continuous ties to the United Methodist Church. A grand total of 72 students were enrolled in classes in 1828, and classes were held in two rented sheds. McKendree now has a current population of nearly 1400 undergraduate students taking classes at the Main Campus in Lebanon, Illinois. McKendree is also proud to offer new graduate programs in education, professional counseling, business administration and nursing, home to about 950 graduate students composing one quarter of the student population. McKendree had previously offered post-graduate degrees starting in 1828 but discontinued this program in 1905. Other McKendree campuses are located in Louisville and Radcliff Kentucky, Scott AFB and several other small locations in central Illinois. In addition to the increase in population, McKendree boasts new state of the art facilities, including the Marion K. Piper Academic center, built in 2000 and the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, which opened in 2006. Offering a broad range of disciplines with 59 majors, McKendree University is comprised of a School of Business, a School of Nursing and Health Professions, a School of Education, and the McKendree College of Arts and Sciences. "Changing our name to McKendree University is not a revolutionary change. It is an evolution, and in an important sense a return to our heritage," said President Dennis when he announced the name change. "With the growth of program offerings, new facilities and enrollment, we have evolved into a university, and now our name will reflect that." 4 sSfe'Afcfti ■ JVfcKendree University McKendree Builds the World's Largest "U"! On August 27, 2007 , over 400 students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered to form the world's largest "U" for the Guinness Book of Records. Participants received a T-shirt commemorating the accomplishment. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Belleville News-Democrat covered the event and ran stories and photos the following day. MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY LEEMON FIELD I 1 Things Are Changing Even the scoreboard at Leemon Field needed to be updated to reflect the name change. New Student " A VMnde New U! 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1^1 i i 1 1 i 1 1 i DD I M li M I II _i uljj . sgtMm ^k ifii i xc fe 1 ' ' ii ll i 1 1 i 1 1 ii ii ii BB |» ' * i,-4tf3 PjW^T<j «'"-«] *- 'i-' 4~ Hfl HWfBp £& • v' SfeS.^^J ■*"* '"-jrx^ <J. -A. .JW B^^ ^.- ■<!??■■ -w£ \^&% R ; ^^^-'^j^B| i&r^ fi^i SS|k Jp a^'*! jinjmM ill) By- '; rf- lil III IS HI « McK Class of 2011 The class of 201 1 poses for the class picture. The Start of Something New First-year student Sarah Schofield carries the academic mace into convocation, the official start of the school year. Who's Going Where? Dr. Lyn Huxford consults with Dr. Peter Will and Senior Kari Gibbs about the "Into the Streets" volunteer project during NSO. The Design Team Seniors Erica Seibel, Emily Briner and Caitlm Barrows participate in University Runway, an event featuring student designed 6 McKendree apparel. Emily designed the clothes shown here. It's Official Top: Dan Pettibone signs the McKendree University Matricula. Getting to Know You Bottom: Jessica Giri and Naomi Devlin enjoy lunch in Ames. Orientation August 23 - 26, 2007 Running the Show Campus Activities Director Craig Robertson and Seniors Bobby Andrews, Erin Coble and Samantha Quick make sure that everything runs smoothly before and during NSO weekend. his Is Where I Live \ndrew Williams shows off his lew dorm room to his jrandmother on move-in day. A Heavy Load Bill Pucket, Richie Melton. Eric Polka and Jordan Virgin help remodel a house during their "Into the Streets" experience. hey Also Sing! raditionally the First-year football players learn the McKendree fight song uring football camp and then "teach" it to the rest of the incoming class during onvocation. New Student Orientation is an important part of getting acquainted with McKendree University. This year's incoming class numbered 307 students. These students came from 11 states and 10 countries. The first-year students also boasted an amazing academic record with an average ACT score of 24 and an average GPAof 3.5. During NSO first-year students enjoy four days of introductory activities including bowling, a book discussion and break out sessions on various aspects of college life including religious life, student affairs and information technology. First-year student Melissa Funk said "I really enjoyed NSO weekend. It gave me a chance to meet many of the people that I would be in class with. The "Into the Streets" project was as fun as it was educational. It was a good feeling knowing that I helped someone." Our New Home Above: NSO groups are essential to the success of the weekend. New students attend introductory sessions with their group, and this year, once NSO was over, the group become their University 101 class. Baccalaureate Undergraduate students are given the opportunity to receive hoods that correspond with their degrees. This year hoods were presented by the Interim Provost and Dean of the University Dr. Dennis Ryan. Baccalaureate is also a religious serivce and this year the message was given by Illinois State University Wesley Foundation Director the Reverend Jennifer Edwards Bertrand. This worship service and hooding ceremony took place on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in Statham gym. Lighting the Way Sophomore Emily Yakey and junior Josh Pullen serve as acolytes for the service. Congratulations! Robert Studley receives his hood from Interim Provost and Dean Dr. Dennis Ryan Almost There Nick Knolhoff receives his hood from Dr. Ryan. At the completion of the Baccalaureate service, seniors and their families are invited to the Senior Luncheon in the IM gym and served by faculty, staff and alumni. Voices Of Truth Reverend Jennifer Edwards Bertrand challenged graduating students to search out friends, family members and future associates who would always be able to help them find truth. Do You Want To Go To Lunch? Michelle Kadonsky, Bryant Lyles, Travis Rosenthal, Cat Gryzmala and Holley Sierra leave Baccalaureate and head toward lunch in the IM Gym. Senior Cuncbeon Following Baccalaureate, graduates and their families and friends are invited to a luncheon. The luncheon was served by teams of University Faculty and Staff, Board members and Alumni. The graduating class also presented Dr. Dennis with a check for their senior gift. Graduating seniors were encouraged to donate $20.08 which is symbolic of the class year. This year's senior class donated $3,380.10 to the McKendree University Annual Fund. Senior Class Presentation Committee members Erin Conner, Cat Gryzmala, Heather Elders and Lauren Frizzo (partially covered) present President Dennis with the Senior Class Gift. j Imt . .^m IT--** <r- ^VV^^^I 11 mhmr ^•^KWHnQn-i Hats for Dessert Tina Napper poses with the dessert designed specifically for the 2008 graduates. Lunch is Served (Above and Left) Students and their families and friends enjoy lunch in the Intramural Gym. May I Serve You? Dr. Georgia Costello '77 and current member of the McKendree University Board of Trustees, serves Erin Conner. I68tb Commencement I'm Ready To Go! Suzy Gerler waits for Dr. Todd Reynolds to announce her name. €r Let's Get It Started I The graduates enter upper campus during the processional. Make Sure It's Straight Brent Reeves places an alumni pin on Kalian Virgin. The 168th Commencement exercises were held on upper campus on a beautiful Saturday morning with the temperature in the high 60s. After a week of daily rainfall, many students wondered whether they would graduate in the gym or outside. Clouds moved out of the area on Friday night, leaving clear skies for Saturday morning. Altogether the Class of 2008 graduated 749 undergraduate and graduate students. m Grandy Award C. Lawrence Meggs '63, Alumni Association President, presents the William Norman Grandy award for Faculty Excellence to Dr. Dawn Hankins. Do You Want Sugar With That? Lisa Campbell and son Robby bring breakfast to Amanda Farrell. Mace Bearer Junior Braden Posey carries the Mace during Commencement. Saturday, May 10, 2008 /Velcome nterim Provost and Dean Dr. Dennis Ryan officially declares the 2008 Commencement exercises open. Congratulations! Dr. Jackie Kemp congratulates one of her students. Ve Made It! 'alerie Jones and friends celebrate their accomplishments. I I Acoustic Delight The Brazilian Guitar Quartet gives a performance on October 8 The quartet is known as one of the world's leading guitar ensembles. Happy To Be Here Dinesh D'Souza gives a presentation on January 31, 2007. Even a snow storm didn't delay his speach. Superdelegate Donna Brazile, well-known political pundit and Democrat party Superdelegate speaks on the 2008 election on February 7, 2008 12 Spotlight Series Pbtinguished Speakers and Fine Arts Serbs McKendree University had the honor of entertaining the campus and community with numerous performances in the Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, or simply "The Hett". Students and guests enjoyed musical performances by the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid -America Ensembles, Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Burning River Brass, Harlem Gospel Choir, The Wailin Jennys, ODC/Dance San Francisco's production of The Velveteen Rabbit and the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. The George E. McCammon Memorial Distinguished Speaker series included Marta Sahagun de Fox, the former first lady of Mexico, Dinesh D'Souza, one of America's most influential conservative thinkers and best selling author, Donna Brazile, a veteran Democratic political strategist, and Jon Meacham, Managing Editor of Newsweek magazine. Hundreds of students, alumni and friends attended these events - most of which were free of charge. The Influence Of Religion On American Politics Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek magazine discusses the role of religion in politics on April 8, 2008. Mr. Meacham is pictured with McKendree University President, Dr. James M. Dennis. Fun For Children Of All Ages ODC/Dance San Francisco presents The Velveteen Rabbit on April 18 and 19, 2008 There Are No Second-Class Citizens Marta Sahagun de Fox, former first lady of Mexico discusses human rights on September 25, 2007. Brown Bag Cectures .earning About the Need to Give Blood 3r. Melissa Barfield welcomes Kelly Ford (left) and Debra Pierce (right) from the vlissouri/lllinois Region of the American Red Cross Blood Services program to the 3rown Bag lecture on January 30. Kelly and Debra discussed the need to give blood ind thanked McKendree for hosting 2 blood drives each year. Offered throughout the semester on Wednesdays at noon, the 3rown Bag lectures give students opportunities to hear presentations on a wide variety of topics including technology, ;thics, race riots, alumni experiences and environmental issues. McKendree students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as guests torn the area provide insightful information that students may not )therwise oPtain in the classroom. CaPe Shapiro and Dr. Melissa 3arfield led the Brown Bag committee. Students Now and Students Then Left: Students await the beginning of another presentation. Below left: Alumni discuss McKendree life during the 40s, 50s and 60s. Race Riots Dr. Ann Collins discusses race riots in American history. The Laramie Project Sophomore Jared Winters discusses his role in the fall production. News Media KMOV Channel 4 Co-Anchor Vickie Newton poses with 1 3 Brent Reeves, Director of Multicultural Affairs. Cecbnos Crip & Hward International Experience Junior Braden Posey (second from right) learns a traditional Japanese dance during his Technos experience. Different Culture Dr. Janice Wiegmann poses in front of a statue of Buddha. Technos Participants During the summer of 2007, juniors Kaitlyne Motl and Braden Posey and Nursing faculty member Dr. Janice Wiegmann were selected to travel to Tokyo, Japan to participate in the exchange program. Technos International Week was created by Dr. Kenji Tanaka, founder of the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust, to strengthen the ties between the United States and Japan. Since 1990 McKendree University has been active in creating international ties with Technos International College in Tokyo, Japan, of which Dr. Kenji Tanaka is past-chairman. Each year, since 1992, McKendree University and the Tanaka Foundation have worked together to select two students and a McKendree University professor to participate in a two week educational exchange with the Technos International College. Technos Scholarship Senior Sara Johnson receives the Technos Scholarship Award during the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14 10, 2008 susan c. Komen FoRH£ cure r¥ Ubiquity \yu-bi-kew-te\ noun Def : the state or capacity of being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresence Students at McKendree come from a variety of backgrounds; their interests and involvement on and around campus vary. So, what exactly do students do when they are not in class or working on endless assignments 7 Whether students choose to spend their spare time playing frisbee in the quad, volunteering at a local school, gallivanting around St. Louis or sipping coffee in Lebanon, they live it up. While the interests of students on campus vary so much, all of these activities occur simultaneously. By taking a look out of a Holman Library's second floor window, relaxing in PAC lounge, or walking up and down the residence halls, the wide variety of activities comprising student life at McKendree is obvious and welcome. pledge is Power. Strive for EXCELLENCE? Student Ufc 1^ paH Family W^^nd Can You See It? Spike uses a flashlight as he tries to read the note under an audience volunteer. Family Fun At Fall Family Weekend, everyone can get in on the fun! Telling A Story Murder Mystery Dinner cast members interact with the audience while acting out the story. 16 New Students? Maybe they aren't new students, but they seem to be having fun at the Murder Mystery Dinner. McKendree University welcomed families to the annual Fal Family Weekend, held September 28-30. This year families were offered a number of activities to attend. Not only were there guided tours of the campus, open classes for parents and shopping opportunities at the bookstore, but there were football, hockey, and soccer games to watch. In addition, families also enjoyed the annual Murder Mystery Dinner. Not only was this a wonderful form of entertainment, but guests were incorporated in the performance. The tailgate party before the football game has become a McKendree Tradition. Activities included inflatable carnival games, photo opportunities with Bogey and musical entertainment provided by Dixie Express. I'm A Star! Beth Newman hangs out with Spike and Hammer after their performance at The Hett. II pall play 'Th eLaramb Project' !007 Fall Play Cast & Crew )ast and Crew Members (Alphabetically): Alex Altman, Stacie Banjavcic, Dennis Bisto, Mary Britton, Kristen Eckstadt, inah Edwards, Jared Evans, Rick Fagan, Chris Fields, Brent Gerstner, Jake Heil, Stephanie Johnston, Holly Karner, .aiie Kee, Valerie Morrese, Libby Mowers, Kamara Owens, Katherine Porter, Zach Rhines, Tonya Schartung, Adam i.chwind, Ben Simon, Mary Beth Thiel, Emily Thoman and Jared Winters. "The Laramie Project" deals with some of the most controversial social issues - bigotry and hate crimes. The play is about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21- year-old gay student at the University of Wyoming. Sophomore Katherine Porter said, "The Laramie Project' brings to light the problems of the world and offers a message of hope and optimism for the end of hate." Right Before the Crime Top Left: Matt Mickelson (senior Jake Heil) tells theater company members (senior Rick Fagan and junior Kamara Owens) about the dreams he has for his bar. Dinner & Conversation Far Left: Restaurant owner (sophomore Kristen Eckstadt) listens to theater company members (seniors Jared Evans and Jake Heil, junior Kamara Owens and sophomore Tinah Edwards) as they talk about what they have seen in Laramie. Protests First-year student Chris Fields portrays a man who believes that homosexuality is against 1 7 God's plan. H&mQGQrme parade & Bearcat Games There's Nothing Like a Parade Registered Student Organizations are encouraged to create floats or ride in cars as part of the Homecoming Parade. The ladies of Kappa Sigma Tau show off their banner designed around the theme of "U Then, U Now." Who Wants Candy? Bogey the Bearcat waves to spectators and throws out candy along with senior Homecoming Court member Megan Barker. All Fun and Games Above Left: The cheerleaders create a very spirited pumpkin as part of the Bearcat Games pumpkin carving contest. Above Right: Seniors Trevor Maloch, Ryan Masterson and teammate compete in the four-legged race as representatives of Ferox. Homecoming is more then just a Saturday of fun and games, it is a whole week! The week prior to the parade, football game and dance was filled with wacky games and events that challenged students to show their Bearcat Pride! This year's festivities were celebrated from October 21 to October 28, 2007. It's All About the Music Sophomore Tyler Holdener, a tuba player for the Marchinc Bearcat Band, marches in the parade and fills the streets with music. Homeconws pootbafl Game rhe Votes Have Been Counted Homecoming Queen nominees seniors Erica Seibel, Megan Barker, Vonzetta Sykes and Michelle Kadonsky wait for the innouncement of the Queen. aking Them Down The Field he Bearcat offense lines up another play against the University )f St. Francis. The USF defense gave up six Bearcat touchdowns jn that day. The Homecoming Football Came is one of the most anticipated events of Homecoming week. In addition to the football game, the new Homecoming King and Queen are announced. This year senior Vonzetta Sykes was voted queen and senior Jake Heil was voted king. The Marching Bearcat Band, dance team and cheerleaders delivered top notch performances at the game and of course the football team fought to bring home a win. The Bearcats defeated the University of St. Francis 42-7. Half-time Entertainment Below: The McKendree Dance Team and Marching Bearcat Band perform during half-time at the football game. This year's Homecoming show featured songs from many different generations. Selections included the Sesame Street Theme, School's Out, Worksong and The Best of Times. ^KttSfc'l?? Breaking Through Jordan Bierman breaks through the St. Francis defensive line on the way to another touchdown during the October 27th Homecoming game. 19 Cbtober 27, 2007 Homecoming activities were capped off with the annual student dance. For the past two years the dance has been held at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Fairview Heights, IL. Students danced the night away while enjoying each other's company, as well as appetizers and drinks provided by the Sheraton staff. The dance was organized by the Campus Activities Board. 20 CWjtmaj Jim sit MQi e Annual Tree Lighting Celebnation Sights and Sounds of the Season First-year student Hannah McDowell, junior Beth Schwierjohn and senior Sarah Haas participate in the festivities by singing carols. To help make students * feel at home for the holidays McKendree's tree lighting ceremony is an annual tradition. The McKendree tree was trimed in purple and silver ribbons and ornaments and lights. The joyful sounds of Christmas carols help ring in the Christmas season. II Mii!;^IIi Let it Snow, Let it Snow Beautiful snow covered the campus many days throughout winter. 21 Spring Break How Do We Look? Seniors Allison Ganschinietz and Erica Weissert, junior Melissa Schneebeli and friend, Kim Weissert enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks. Mission: Help Others Several faculty and students went to Jamaica on a mission trip to work with underprivileged children. Those attending included: Dr. Brenda Boudreau, Rachel Clark, Jeff Dillow, Jim Drake, Kari Gibbs, Dr. Lyn Huxford, Sara Johnson Kaitlyne Motl, Dr. Duane Olson, Josh Pullen, Katie Richter, Vonzetta Sykes, Stephanie Thomas, Brittney Veath, Maryl West and Emily Yakey. Grin & Bear It Sophomore Amber Ramos and senior Sarah Haas take a break from working in New Orleans to clown around with sophomore Erica Blair. Wow, Look at the Waves! Sophomores Megan Reeder and Libby I Mowers soak up some sun and salt wate' in California. Good Morning, Baltimore! Well, really it's New York. Senior Ashlie Reader and junior Kate Risley went to see "Hairspray" on Broadway. 22 Coach Bean, What Do You Think? Senior Molly Reed shows her choice for a new team hat for the softball team. While playing in the Tucson invitational tournament, Molly and several teammates were able to make a side trip to the Grand Canyon where she found this hat at the gift shop. March 9- 1 6, 2003 Watch Out, American Idol! Juniors Dan Loudenslager and Tucker Sears share their vocal abilities with karaoke in Myrtle Beach, NC. Bringing Hope Back ros: Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison, Jamie Thomas, Rob Dillingham, Kelly Knauer, Rosza Brown and Joe Zimmerlee. Middle row: Ivan Stoyanov, Carrie Schumacher, Stephen Kissel, Amber Ramos, Erica Blair, Karen Greenstreet and Jeff Greenstreet. Front row: Sarah Haas, Beth Schwierjohn, Stacie Banjavcic, Jared Winters and Jake Smith pose for a group photo while on the Campus Ministries mission trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. I Have You Covered! Junior Stephen Kissel installs wood flooring in a home in New Orleans. iSun and Sand iSenior Lauren Anderson and Chris Markham stop 'along the beach in Texas to jtake a photo. Sight Seeing First-year student Nicole Steele, sophomore Christine Juehne and junior Amy Quirin saw the Hoover Dam while on the softball team's trip to the Tucson Invitational tournament. Fun In The Sun In Mexico Seniors Danielle Kruep, Emily Boudet, Kristen Davis and friend, Casey Nehrkorn enjoy dinner at Barcello Costa Cancun in Cancun, Mexico. 23 Sprins Play Brighton 3«a c H M«w>ir$ Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" is a family coming-of-age comedy about Eugene Jerome, a 15 year old boy who is just coming to terms with girls, his family and life in general. The play takes place in Brooklyn in 1937, and concerns a Jewish family trying to make ends meet. The household consists of Eugene and his older brother Stanley, their two teenaged female cousins, Eugene's parents and his widowed aunt. Cast And Crew Members included: Jared Evans, Libby Mowers, Kaitie Kee, Danielle Larson. Valerie Morrese, Adam Schwind, Jake Heil, Katherine Porter, Mary Bntton, Kristen Eckstadt, Edward Gillman, Holly Karner, Stephanie Johnston, Zach Rhines, Mary Beth Thiel, Emily Thoman. Tehcnical Director: Doug Magnussen, Director: Michelle Radke Magnussen What's A Man To Do? Jack Jerome, played by senior Jake Heil, ponders how to provide for seven people. If You Drop That Napkin Again... Kate Jerome, played by sophomore Kaitie Kee, scolds her son, Eugene, played by senior Jared Evans for disruptive behavior at the dinner table. After Dinner Conversation Cousin Laurie Morton, played by first-year student Danielle 24 Larson, Eugene and Kate discuss affairs in the Jerome house after dinner. Listen To Me, Boy Stanley Jerome, played by senior Adam Schwind, tells younger brother Eugene what life is like being a working man. Founders 1 Day February 1 9, 2008 MSO <£&odtJ\daxg> N Bf^r , *|^^V®^*^^ ,S ^' ,l ^***^ lappy 180th Birthday! \bove):This year, McKendree celebrated the 1 80th anniversary of its founding. Over ■50 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends joined in the celebration in the Hett i/here McKendree University President, Dr. Jim Dennis, gave the inaugural "State of ie University" address. Among the items mentioned. Dr. Dennis announced the itent of the athletic program to add Lacrosse. Celebrating In Ames (Left and Below): Students and faculty, including bowling coach Gary White, join in the traditional singing of "Happy Birthday" and cutting of the birthday cake. All the Way From Washington President Dennis receives a proclamation from Congress delivered by Dr. Georgia Costello, McKendree University 25 Board member. Spring fling nl 1 9, 2 As spring fever begins to take over campus, Campus Activities Board (CAB) has the perfect solution - Spring Fling. This annual event is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. This year's event featured food, games, live music, a petting zoo and a new event called "Chalk the Circle." Artists of all skill levels were invited to decorate the concrete surrounding circle drive with sidewalk chalk drawings. Prizes were awarded for Best Mural, People's Choice and Most Unique. An interesting aspect to Spring Fling is that many Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) use Spring Fling as a fundraiser. Every RSO that helped out was given at least $150 from CAB. Spring Fling is the last major social event on campus before graduation. I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up! Sophomore Chelsea Hettenhausen is having trouble with gravity. 2d That's Gonna Leave A Mark... Junior Ben Pieper gets twisted coming down the slide. Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em These students are implementing an alternative conflict resolution method to settle their dispute. Hew We Uve Hals, Suites aid /^artments Decoration for Doors : irst-year student Naomi Devlin and junior Rebecca )iers decorate their door for Christmas What, We Forgot Class... Again? Sophomores Zach Rhines, Megan Reeder and Megan Canada share some fun times. A Sweet Treat Junior Sara Darnold enjoys the luxury of baking for herself in her apartment. Cooking Like a Pro enior Tina Napper learns to cook for herself while ving at McKendree West. Welcome to Your New Home! iogey welcomes two McKendree students to their lew home during New Student Orientation in Vugust. Friends At Christmas Time A Room to Herself Senior Rachel Johns, juniors Sophomore Theresa Schmidt has the Sara Darnold, Meg Hayes, luxury of having a dorm room all to herself Jennifer Fletcher and Lauren and enjoys having the extra space for Szakielo pose by their storage and hanging out. decorated Christmas tree in their apartment. There is more to college life than classes. Life at McKendree also includes hanging out with roommates and getting used to living on your own. McKendree students have the opportunity to live in either dorm, suite or apartment style housing. No matter where Bearcats live you can be sure they are having fun! 27 2007-200& h Review • • That's New! In the Fall of 2007, the city of Lebanon began construction on a new water tower. By Winter 2007, the water tower was the newest addition to the Lebanon skyline. New Technology In Rememberance ._. _ , _ . 1 n -r uu On Tuesday, February 1 9, Toshiba Actor Heath Ledger was found dead announced that lt wou | d no longer make in his New York apartment on HD-DVD players, thereby making Blu-Ray January 22, 2008. A medical technology, the movie storage medium of examiner declared that Ledger had rhoice died from an accidental drug overdose. He was best known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain. A Knight's Tale, 10 Things I Hate About You and 77?e Patriot. Who Will Be the Next President of the United States? Republicans Mitt Romney and John McCain and Democrats Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton were on the campaign trail in the Winter and Spring of 2008. Each party will hold its National Conventions this summer to nominate one person respectively to run for the presidency. A Campus In Mourning On February 14, 2008, a gunman entered a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University, killing five students and injuring eighteen before killing himself. - la V . -CV S i U&AiZ'oebiM \yu-te-le-za-shen\ noun 1 . the act of using [syn: use! 2. the state of having been made use of Students place themselves in an academic environment in which they work rigorously so that they can utilize the information, skills, and experience they take away from the classroom and other educational experiences while at McKendree. They utilize what they learn in their daily lives and await the time when they can use their gifts and talents in future professions. The academic environment causes them to utilize their brains, and deep down inside, they know that this will be of great use in the future. The Honors Societies and academic-related groups show excellence in various fields. Here's to them and here's to the faculty who make it possible. ^P^ te^2 nco^e/^La^ 2" P/m ^pp^ p/uf Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society, is in its fifth year at McKendree. This honor society recognizes outstanding academic achievement of the top 7.5 percent of students with junior status and the top 10 percent of students with senior status, along with faculty and staff members and alumni, by inviting them to join the honor society through tapping ceremonies where current members enter offices and classrooms during the Spring semester to extend the invitation to join. The Phi Kappa Phi motto "Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity" exemplifies the dedication to learning held by McKendree faculty and students. The faculty advisor to Phi Kappa Phi is Dr. Tami Eggleston. During the April 18 induction, 107 juniors and seniors were invited to join the McKendree University chapter. Welcome! Left: Dr. Kian Pokorny, Dr. Alan Alewine and Dr. Tami Eggleston welcome junior Bethany Kowzan as she crosses the stage to receive her certificate and sign the registry. Congratulations! Maggie White presents a certificate of membership to junior Lauren Hettenhausen. Making It Official Junior Jennifer Mennerick signs the register making her membership in the McKendree University chapter official. 50 2007 - 2008 Phi Kappa Phi Inductees (Alphabetically): Kandi Abbott, Can Adams, Steven Akeman, Carrie Albers. Susan Anderson, Casie Arentsen, Kevin Arentsen, Belinda Bahn, Jessica Bathon, Kelly Beiermanr Heather Belmonte, Kumud Bhandan, Meg Billhartz. Jessica Blazewicz, Troy Bowles, Jeff Brokering, Mary Jo Brunhaver, Abbi Buchanan, Rickey Buis, Paula Bull, Karen Cimorelli, Rebecca Claxton, George Clevenger, Bonnie Coy, Ted Crail, Kelsey Cravens, Justin Cryder, Patrick Curry, Leslie Daugherty, Lynne Davis, Michaela Denney, Dawn Dili, Amanda Dorris Christine Douglas, Jessica Ellsworth, Victoria Feldker, Leah Fey, Shane Flaar, Michelle Fohne, Diane Frazier, Wendy Gallagher, Marsha Garrett, Subhash Ghimire. Stacy Gibson, Kyle Gordon, Cassandra Guyer, Chris Hall, Sarah Heizer, Donna Hess, Lauren Hettenhause Tressa Hill, Jennifer Hitch, Elaine Holtgrave, Rachel Hopfinger, Lynn Huegen, Cynthia Huls Lauren Jones, Brandi Jordan, Charles June, Dawn Karrer, Christy Kelley, Robin Kelso, Melissa Kimble, Nicole Kirk, Stephen Kissel, Katelyn Kombrmk, Tabitha Kopf. Bethany Kowzan, Sandra Lang, Kristin Laws. Lacey Luitjohan, Dana Maedge. Kenneth Markham. Joshua Mazander, Jennifer Mennerick, Laura Mills, Vanessa Mineman, Barbara Mueller, Kevin Murphy, Christina Napper, Margaret Newton, Lisa Nicoloff, Bridget Renner, Kathleei Ritchie, Daniel Rudy, Dennis Ryan, Stacy Sakellis, Amanda Schunng. Lisa Smithe, Sara Soehlke, Susan Spargo, Sandra Spearman, Kelli Steward, Lisa Tate, Christine Thomas, Melissa Toedte, Vickie Trout, Lucille Vasquez, Ryan Wamser, Laura Wander-Vrell, Anna Wasserzieher, Debra Waters, Debbie Witsken, Brandon Woodrome and Brooke Zachary. VMa-? i Kappa Delta Pi is the international honor society in education and is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in teaching. Kappa Delta Pi members make up the top ten percent of those entering the field of education and include award-winning and outstanding practicing educators. New memPers were inducted into the Chi Mu chapter on Monday, April 14, 2008 in the Hett. !008 Initiates, Officers and Advisors listed Alphabetically: Susan Anderson, Kevin Arentsen, Stacie Banjavcic, Kelly Boyer, Nicole Brubaker, Robby Campbell, Tirzah 'pawson, Jonathan DeBoe, Candace Detmer, Rebekah Diers, Reginald Duncan, Vandora Elfrink, Leah Fey, William Ford, Nichola barrels, Stacy Gibson, Monica Graves, Brian Greathouse, Caitlin Grommet, Evelyn Hankins, Donna Hesse, Tressa Hill, Warren ohnson, Lauren Jones, Jill Kula, Amanda Lance, Leah Lankford, Kori Logan, Timothy McCammon, Jonathan Norton, Rebecca Jowell, Mallory Pritchard, Devon Reckman, Bridget Renner, Kaitlyn Richter, Cindy Roever, Virginia Rusteberg, Douglas Schieppe, ieth Schwierjohn, John Sertich, Kay Smith. Susan Spargo, Rene Spirek, Charlene Stehlick-Nesbit, Kelli Steward, Eric Stewart, Jamie Jtraub, Tiffany Taylor, Daniel Toberman, Elizabeth Twombly, Stacey Untried, Kristin VonDerLinden, Ruth Waeltz, Jason Watts Holly Veller, Molly Williamson and Emily Yakey. Officers Include: President Kelly Boxdorfer, Vice President Beth Newman, Secretary ennifer Mennerick, Treasurer Erin Thoman, Membership Chair Rebecca Miller and Historian Jessica Edwards. Advisors include: lounselor Dr. Timothy Richards, Marths Eggers, Dr. George Fero, Dr. Janet Wicker, Dr. Joseph Cipfl and Dr. Thomas Jewett. Sigma Tau Delta is the ^ international English honor society. Its purpose is to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies; to promote interest in literature and the English language on local campuses and their .surrounding communities; and >to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical Writing. 2007-2008 Sigma Tau Delta Members Front row: Tina Napper, Stephanie Coartney, Jayme Blandford and Lauren Jones. Back row: Kristen Davis, Kendra Sigafoos, Lauren Hettenhausen, Joseph Witthaus, Whitney Ruebhausen, Advisor Dr. John Greenfield, Heather Belmonte and Advisor Dr. Martha Patterson. 31 MCKENDREE DEPARTMENT O- Vf>l U/]Ae^O^ The Alpha Theta chapter of Alpha Psi Omega is one of the oldest active chapters of the organization. This honor society exists to recognize outstanding students in the performing arts. Students who participate in the cast or crew of a McKendree production earn points and when a student reaches a certain number of points they are invited to join the honor society. Alpha Psi Omega puts on weekly improv nights in the Eisenmayer Auditorium. This year the group took their improv skills off campus for open mic nights at The Sweeter House of Coffee in Lebanon. ^■j'-v.^/_^ fct )~1 m \ • ^^^B Ml W i^^ ^^^^s 1 ^MmL- ^mMm Bl^i^^M n m L X *W ' ^F-i * ■1 \|_»J -■- -j Theater Honors Jared Evans, Kurt Tiede. Mary Britton, Holly Karner, Nathan Harris and Kaitie Kee were honored for their theater work throughout the year. 2007-2008 Alpha Psi Omega Officers Front row: Treasurer Kamara Owens and President Mary Britton. Back row: Public Relations Jared Evans and Adam Schwind and Vice President Jake Heil. 2007 - 2008 Alpha Psi Omega Members Front row: Adam Schwind, Kamara Owens, Ben Simon, Valerie Morrese, Kristen Eckstadt, Tinah Edwards and Jared Evans. Back row: Mary Britton, Kaitie Kee, Rick Fagan, Kathenne Porter, Libby Mowers, Emily Thoman, Jake Heil and Mary Beth Thiel. Improv, Now! Senior Adam Schwind tells senior Jared Evans and sophomores Kristen Eckstadt and Kaitie Kee to start their Improv story. 32 Hmmm What's In This Box? Sophomore Katie Kee provides the arms for junior Mary Britton to create a scene with a box of random props. Everyone Pitches In Now that The Hett is used for theater productions, the Eisenmayer stage is no longer needed, so theater members teai down the old stage to use it for "Black Box" productions. P/h ^ek<y- Lov^da- Phi Beta Lambda is the student organization for those interested in any aspect of the business environment. Although Phi Beta Lambda is a business club, any student is welcome to join. Phi Beta Lambda Front row: Becky Lindstrom and Nishant Timilsina. Middle row: Nicki Wilhelm and Matt Whetstone. Back row: Dr. Peter Will, Dr. Jean Sampson and James Cole. zyi^/]A(y- ry<zk<7- Vehto^ Student Service Award Senior Jarid Schulte receives the Student Service Award for his outstanding work in the business degree program. Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in Business, Management and Administration, seeks to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. 2008 Inductees Front row: Brittney Koerkenmeier, Cynthia Hulse, Michelle Fohne and Amanda Kallal. Back row: David Hoag, Jasper Harris, Troy Herring, Elaine Holtgrave, Jackie Busekrus, Carrie Albers, Brittany Schrage, Brooke Koerkenmeier, Melissa Meeker, John Watters and Matt Hellmann. 33 Pa Ck 2007 - 2008 Psi Chi Members Left to Right: Kanisha Gladney, Liz Jeremiah, Carlos Mann, Jamie Dickerman, Brittney Veath, Dana Kamerman, Tammy Lagoski and Laura Mills. Sigma Zeta is the national Science, Mathematics and Computer Science honor society and was founded in 1925. The McKendree chapter was the second chapter to join the society in 1926 as the Beta Chapter. Today, McKendree holds the nation's oldest chapter out of 51 other active colleges and universities. Students are particularly encouraged to present their thesis research at the yearly Sigma Zeta National Meeting. M Psi Chi is the national honor society in Psychology. It is open to junior and senior psychology majors who rank in the top third of their class and have completed at least 9 hours in psychology. Psi Chi was founded in 1929 to provide academic recognition to students and to nurture the spark of that accomplishment. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychology Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). 2007 - 2008 Sigma Zeta Members Front row: Kamara Owens, Aimee Jackson, Allison Ganschinietz and Allison Stout. Middle row: Dr Michele Schutzenhofer, Lakshmi Tammineedi, Jennifer Fletcher, Ramona Puskar, Xitiz Chamling, and Dr. David Jennings. Back row: Tim Williams, Stephen Gregory, Laura Walk, Lynelle Smith, Renee Lanenga and Hugo Nieto. Not pictured: Dr. Robb VanPutte. -r? ^ W- I 31 2007 - 2008 Kappa Kappa Psi Members Front row: Jonathan Rose, Becky Greiman, Ashley Walker, Nathan Harris and Tonya Schartung. Back row: Rebecca Freshour, Jared Evans, Ryan Sheldon, Shannon Streif, Jennifer Campbell, Stacie Banjavcic, Robby Campbell, Scott Nolda and Catie Neuman. Not pictured: Jayme Blandford and Tina Napper Kappa Kappa Psi operates as a student service and leadership society whose chief aim is to assist the Director of Bands in developing the leadership that is required of the band. Its goals are to provide the band with organized service activities, and to give members valid and wholesome experiences in organization and leadership. Membership is based on the premise that it is an honor to serve one's band, Department of Music, sponsoring institution and the cause of band music in the nation's colleges and universities. Lo/vd&da- Pi tsta- 2007 - 2008 Lambda Pi Eta Seniors Cat Gryzmala, Lauren Frizzo, Kelly Beiermann. Jessica Colvin, Lorna (Neumann, Jennifer Boots and Tim Dew. Not pictured: Sudarsun Koirala. 2007 - 2008 Lambda Pi Eta Members Front row: Jessica Colvin, Tim Dew, Heather Belmonte and Erin Spotanski. Back row: Kristie Manning, Jennifer Boots, Kelly Beiermann, Lorna Neumann, Kelsey Straeter, Brooke Zachry, Victoria Galle and Casie Arentsen. Not pictured: Advisor Dr William Haskins, Advisor Dr. Betsy Gordon, Lauren Frizzo, Cat Gryzmala and Sudarsun Koirala. Lambda Pi Eta is the official Communication studies honor society of the National Communication .ssociation and has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide, ambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas and became a part of the National ommunication Association in 1988. The McKendree chapter was established in 1993. ?5 \^(MOV~^> CortsJ OOcAaQA. On Friday, April 18, 2008, fifty-seven students were recognized during Honors Convocation for their outstanding academic achievements. Interim Provost and Dean of the University, Dr. Dennis Ryan, gave the address and challenged the honorees with "What questions will you ask?" McKendree University President, Dr. Jim Dennis, Dr. Kian Pokorny, Dr. Nancy Ypma, Dr. Betsy Gordon, Dr. Robb VanPutte, Dr. Murella Bosse, Dr. Sandra Lang, Dr. Joseph Cipfl, Dr. Dawn Hankins, Dr. Sharon Beasley, Dr. Martha Patterson and Dr. Todd Reynolds also participated in presenting the awards. Language, Literature and Communications Senior Sudarsun Koirala receives the award for the outstanding Organizational Communication student from Division Chair Dr. Betsy Gordon. School of Business Senior Alicia Becker receives the Economics and Finance Award from Division Chair Dr. Sandra Lang. Honors Program Senior James Cole receives an award for successful completion of the Honors Program from Dr. Martha Patterson. Division of Social Sciences Senior Amanda Simpson receives the Social Work Award from Division Chair Dr. Murella Bosse. Excellence In Teaching Education Honors Dr. Brenda Boudreau receives the Exemplary Senior Whitney Ruebhausen receives the Teacher Award from Dr. Dennis Ryan. English/Secondary Education Award 36 from Division Chair Dr. Betsy Gordon. Student Achievement Senior Katie Hasheider receives the Wal Street Journal Award from Division Chair Dr. Sandra Lang. ^(M0V3 &- (A*^D5 V ve£>ev^to^tl(M^ This year marked the inauguration of /IcKendree's Celebration of Scholarship and ngagement Week. During the week of April 14-19, tudents were encouraged to create poster iresentations of academic projects they had done hroughout the year and then presented them in ■earsons. Seniors who had prepared a thesis also •resented their research at different times during ne week. In addition, members of McKendree's lonors Program presented their Senior Theses and Bceived medals for completing the program. enior Honors Presentations ogram members breathe a sigh of relief after presenting their ;nior Theses, capping off two years of research. ^bove) James Cole, Jayme Blandford, Aaron Rogier and Erin Dnner lelow) Laura Mueller, Sarah Haas, Kara Ellis and Tina Napper Senior Thesis Erin Conner, Suzy Gerler and Allison Stout participate in the week's events by giving biology presentations. Senior Thesis Ray Brierly, Erica Weissert, Tim Williams, Daniel Quinn and Stephen Gregory present their Senior Research Projects during a program in the library. Poster Presentations (Above) Sophomore Jeff Brown presents his research on predicting NAIA baseball rankings. (Left) First-year student Steven O'Donnell shows off his research on static electricity. 57 Gl^(?v\A?ey~ Cl^olv Fall Semester Singers (Above) Back to Front: Renee Packard, Nathan Harris, Emily Thoman, Beth Newman, Marshall Jennings, Kaitie Kee, Michelle Kadonsky, Victoria Galle, Catherine Gryzmala, Benjamin Schloesser, Accompianist Heather Miller, Director Dr. Phil Accompanist, Brian Kloppenberg, Robby Campbell and Leon Richardson. 38 This year the Chamber Choir sang at local high schools in the fall and shared with the students the vocal music opportunities at McKendree. On May 8th, the Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the O'Fallon United Church Chancel Choir presented "Sing foi the Cure" a benefit concert for the Susan C. Komen Breast Cancel Foundation. Tickets were sold for $10 each and the proceeds were donated to the foundation. CoAo&rfc Cl^oiv The Concert Choir had an exciting year. Their fall semester concerts were medleys of different songs that showed off the choir's talent. Their Spring Concert featured music from the musical "Once On This Island." While the choir did not present the musical, their performance featured vocal soloists performing each of the parts. The Concert Choir ended the 2007-2008 school year with a performance during Commencement under the direction of senior Jared Evans. V) ^zjpv-c&k ^bov^pi^ Under the direction of David Boggs and Daniel Smithiger, the various bands provide musica entertainment for football and basketball games, as well as hosting a number of concerts throughout the year. Some of those concerts include Christmas, the Young People's Concert ensemble performances and the Marching Bearcat Band concert. Have Instrument, Will Play (Clockwise from top): The Concert Band performs during the Christmas concert; Robby Campbell plays the bass; Jazz Combo performs during the Fall Concert; Woodwind Quintet - Sarah Smothers, Maggie Rahmoeller. Jennifer Campbell, Lindsey Chnstense, and Connie Galbraith perform at the Christmas concert. 10 lusic Is the Spice Of Life! lockwise from top): Local grade schools attended the Young People's Concert in 'hich two young students had the opportunity to direct the band; Rick Fagan shows ow much he enjoys Marching Band; Drum Major Nathan Harris directs the band in Hey Baby" during another rout by the football Bearcats; the Percussion Ensemble erforms during the Fall Concert - Lindsey Christensen, Michelle Emerick, Kristen ckstadt, and Michelle Kadonsky; the Marching Band on the field during pregame ctivities; in the stands, the Marching Band plays the Bearcat Fight Song after another )uchdown while Director of Bands, David Boggs digitally records the music. 41 fo€nAt^\ avkpi "z>icJf^f Yo\rtY-<?<t3 Eric Echelbarger Dr. Tami l-gtileston fo^cxAt^ ov&( *S>tc4$ Yov--t\^<?<t3 Dr. Betsy Keigher Megan Koester 43 fcmM^ c"A&( ^S>t(A^ Vo*rbr0<t& Dr Deanne Riess fo^oJci^ awl *z?ko$$ V o\rt\rcHt3 Maggie White Dr. Janet Wicker Dr. Janice Wiegmann Dr. Philip Wilhelm 45 f&€nM^ avyoi *z?koJfJf Yosrt\ra*ke> Dr. Nancy Yt /' atxAt^ ^yMiaH: \k *4:\rtd^- Folk- $■ >V. Fe^a- O-^iAvi^ Drs. Pat Folk and Feza Ozturk have spent the past year teaching at the Ege University in Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. Both professors recieved Fulbright Scholar awards for the 2007-2008 academic year. These are very competitive and prestigious awards that allow U.S. faculty and professors to lecture and conduct research abroad. Reflecting on his trip Dr. Folk stated, "A year in Turkey, interacting with students and colleagues whose cultural, linguistic, and religious backgrounds are quite different from my own, will make me a far better teacher when I get back to McKendree." Dr. Folk and Dr. Ozturk have both been to Turkey before as Dr. Ozturk is a native of Turkey. Their 16-year old son Eddie accompanied them on their trip. ih Pv. P/h/ [f^Fl\Fe\y^ Dr. Phil Wilhelm wrote "Cod Is Still Speaking" in 2004 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the United Church of Christ. The song encourages people to hold on to their faith during troubled times. His song was recorded and will be included on the CD titled "Light of the World," which is a compilation of Gospel songs. The CD is currently in the production phase and should be released in the summer of 2008. The following words are the chorus to his song "Cod is still speaking to you and to me, do we fervently listen or beg our own way? Cod is still speaking to you and to me, in the midst or life's questions Cod shows us the way." Oni^or^ro \yu-ne-form\ adjective Def : identical or consistent, as from example to example, place to place, or moment to moment: uniform spelling; a uniform building code. noun Def: an identifying outfit or style of dress worn by the members of a given profession, organization, or rank. Whether on the court, the field, the mat, the lanes or the track McKendree athletes proudly wear the Bearcat uniform. This uniform unites individuals as a team. Many become one as they fight for a common cause. Whether the result is victory or learning from defeat, we applaud our athletes and coaches for their dedication. Whether playing at home or away, the basketball court still has two hoops, the hockey rink and soccer field have two goals, and the starting softball line up has nine players. Three games to a match in volleyball, and a starting score of love-love in tennis. The uniformity of sports teaches players discipline and provides a common ground. \ CKE irv' «w S u s 17 2007-2008 Season Marian College W39-7 Urbana University L 21-23 Ohio Dominican University L 13-46 Quincy University W 37-19 Trinity International University W 27-14 St. Ambrose University L 12-23 William Penn University W37-0 University of St. Francis W42-7 Olivet Nazarene University L 21-26 Iowa Wesleyan College W35-0 Starting Off Right The Bearcats kicked off the football season with a road-trip against the Marian College Knights. The Bearcats beat the Knights 39-7. In this photo, sophomore Place Kicker Kevin Kinsall prepares to send a 38- yard field goal through the uprights. JE - ' *r JT™ r ™ * »<■ S»ff »" ' *■* ■?■ «,• - tone f ' «*" : - anmp T*wT J' ™* < - «| "< •«?-.' »»£■*"' ' Mania ;;,. c sEmr, ■ atmE' S. iFi . ,**'» ic ™ 8E lira; r tdEi»r «.'- -z.;, ' r |M s C^li%fi^ 2007 2008 Football Team Numerical Order: Terry Williams, Sherman Ellington, Emanuel McCall, Ryan Klier, Chad Hudson, Union Rich, Michael Glielmi, Lawrence Davis, Bret Dougherty, Derrick Summerlin, Wade Adamson, Donald Petterson, Josh Costello, Dan Loudenslager, Antonio Greer. Charlie Zimmerman, Luke Arnold, Michael Mendes, Kevin Kinsall, Willie Logan, Shane McBride, George Smith, Jordan Bierman, Charlie Jouett, Marlone Chenault, John Malandrucco, Terrance Greer, Joel Rivera, Mike Day, Matt Davis, Marcell Phiffer, I Larry Russel, Jacob Rohman, Tommie Liddell, Chris Fisher, Andrew Devine, Matt Fitzgerald, Jacob Pezold, Brad Gouchenouer, Jaloi' Singleton, Erik Beimfohr, Neil Godfrey, Jason Ralph, Trevor Crane, Tim Ladd, Joe Beimfohr, Steve Moravec, Greg Schulte, John Smith, Reggie Cloyd, Tim Hanke, Chuck Cox, Heath Bohannon, Cory Harris, Darion Phiffer, Jimmy Sroka, Blake Thole, Simeon Haynes, Nick Hegger, Terry Kennedy, Brandon Kircher, Jeff Stroot, Daniel Schanuel, Jake Thielemann, Aaron Barnett, Mychal Gooc Jason Rejfek, Jake Harris, Bryan Edgar, Josh Groves, Andres Marquez, Elton Weed, Matt Hutton , Troy Cogdill, Shane O'Brien, Robe Kirk, Mick, Siverly, Jason Maclin, Zach Atkins, Nick Fuhler, Tony Michell, Mason Williams, George Clevenger, Jimmy Pennell, Cedric Graham, Derrell Nicholas, Adam Connor, Jacob Carpenter, Adam Huebner, Mariano Flowers, Craig Zurliene, Jeff Meisenheimer, Aaron Fricke, Antonio Prendergast, Lucas Gehrs, Nathan House, Brandon Herrington, Kevin Lambert, Beau Atwood. Jason Bartok, Kyle Bieker, Brian Bierman, Dustin Borum, Jay Early, Tom Edwards, Kyle Eller, Montez Farrar-Childs, Malcolm Francis, Zach Gass, Cory Glass, Vashaun Hale, Darren Hall, Devin Hiller, Eric Holtkamp, Sean Kelly, Abraham Lam-Yuen, Nathan Lingle, Nick Mellenthin, Kyle Musick, Troy Nash, Deontrae Nelson, Blake Novack, Robert Poland, Kyle Poison, Robert Setzer, Anthony Shorter, Chris Smith, Eli Smith, Jordan Stark, Jacob Toft and Blake Wesselman Are You Ready for Some Football? Left: The Bearcats are raring to go for their September 1 5th game against Urbana University. This was the first home game of the season. Tackled! Below: The Bearcats successfully bring down the Quincy University ball carrier. McKendree went on to win the game 37-1 9. The 2007 Bearcat football team ended their season with 6-4 record. This is the 11th consecutive season that the pam has finished with a winning record. As they finished fteir season against Iowa Wesleyan College, junior Running ack, George Smith rushed his way into the McKendree kord books by scoring four rushing touchdowns in one ame, and he is only the second McKendree player to rush >r more then 200 yards in a game. His efforts led the sarcats to a 35-0 win over Iowa Wesleyan, their second lut-out game of the season. The other shut-out game as a 37-0 win over William Penn University. H?\ mmm — ~ * #* #* \ '"■ 111 atting It Up oove: The McKendree ?fense tries to crack Quincy niversity's offensive play. The Hand-Off Junior Quarterback Dan oudenslager gives the ball o junior Jacob Rohman as the Bearcats drive toward another 6 points. Support From the Sidelines When they are not in the middle of the action. Bearcat football players watch the action and encourage their teammates from the sidelines. MU^£ m .laBtHnMOTHCSS 2007-2008 Season Cardinal Stritch University W4-0 Trinity International University W3-1 Missouri Valley College W5-0 Quincy University TO-0 Ottawa University W3-0 Benedictine College LO-2 Bethel College L1-4 Culver-Stockton College W4-1 Harris-Stowe State University W 10-0 Missouri Baptist University W4-1 Central Methodist University W5-0 Baker University T3-3 Hannibal-LaGrange College W2-1 William Woods University W3-1 Lindenwood University W 1-0 Lewis University W 1-0 NAIA Tournament Semifinals (William Jewell College) W 1-0 Championships (Benedictine College) W5-4 NAIA National Tournament SUNY-Canton W2-0 Lee University L0-1 The 2007 Women's soccer team capped off their season with their third consecutive trip to Nationals and their fourth trip to the NAIA tournament in five years. The Lady Bearcats won their opening round match against SUNY-Canton 2-0. Senior Lucy Elliot led the team by scoring two goals. However, the team fell 1-0 to Lee University during the second round of play. The Bearcats ended their season with a 15-3-1 record and their fifth straight AMC regular season title. Despite a loss on the National Level, the women were awarded many conference honors. Junior Jenni Schoon was named Newcomer of the Year and Head Coach Tim Strange was named AMC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year for the sixth time in seven years. Six women were awarded AMC First Team All- Conference honors. They included: seniors Elliot and Brittany Fuzessery, junior Schoon, sophomores Sarah Ryan and Kelsey Johnson and First- year student liana Milkes. Seniors Nicole Chappell, Katie Dienell and Elliot; junior Leah Shan and sophomores Sarah Ryan, Kelsey Risman and Lindsey Freeman were also awarded Academic All-Conference honors. In addition to their previously mentioned awards, seniors Chappell and Elliot were also honored with Second Team Academic All-District awards by ESPN The Magazine. Coach Tim Strange was also named NAIA Region V Coach of the Year, and Brittany Fuzessery and liana Milkes were named to the NAIA Region V team. Give Me the Ball! Below: Sophomore Jenni Schoon proves why she was one of the Bearcats top players this year as she gains control of the ball. Using Her Head Above: First-year player liana Milkes gets her head in the game while passing the ball to a teammate. 2007-2008 Women's Soccer Team Back Row: Assistant Coach Donny Sheehan, Student Assistant Coach Ray Ray Cole, Jenni Schoon, Ashlee Ritchie, Lucy Elliott, Sarah Ryan, Brittany Lowell, Brittany Fuzessery, Assistant Coach Jaime Dienell and Head Coach Tim Strange. Middle Row: Kelsey Risman, Samantha Hartman, Kyla Nighohossian, Megan Ansley, Sarah Brede, Lean Shan, Erin Spotanski and Ashley Cummins. Front Row: Lindsey Freeman, Ashley Hayes, Katelyn Cleveland, Nicole Chappell, Amanda LaGrow, Liz Yanko, Theresa Kaiser, Kelsey Johnson, Sarah Eckelkamp and ^Q Lindsey Ponder. The Bearcat Men's soccer team had an amazing season. A 15 game inning streak earned the team a spot in the NAIA Region V Tournament, -ifortunately, the men could not get past Benedictine College and lost in the semifinals of the tournament. Despite this disappointing loss, the am racked up a number of All-Conference honors. Senior Careth Batchelor as named the American Midwest Conference Player of the Year. Batchelor ored 12 goals and had seven assists this season. First-year student Bill jckett was named the AMC Freshman of the Year, after scoring 14 goals id 29 points in the regular season. Head Coach Tim Strange was named the J\C Men's Soccer Coach of the Year. In addition to these honors, six cKendree players were awarded AMC First team honors. They were seniors ireth Batchelor, Jarius Holmes, Craig Vigar and Santiago Hampton and junior /an Miller. Thirteen of the men also earned Academic All-Conference )nors, and to top off their winning season Careth Batchelor, Craig Vigar and ntiago Hampton were named to the NAIA Region V team. No Goal! Senior Goalkeeper Santiago Hampton rejects a shot during a win over UM - St. Louis. 2007-2008 Season W22-0 MacMurray College W2-1 Westminister College LO-1 Missouri Valley College W3-0 Westminster University W5-0 Ottawa University W4-3 Benedictine College W7-0 Williams Baptist W7-0 Culver-Stockton College W3-1 Harris-Stowe State University W 1-0 Missouri Baptist University W8-0 Greenville College W5-0 Central Methodist University W2-1 Columbia College W2-0 Hannibal-LaGrange College W2-1 University of Illinois - Springfield W4-0 William Woods University TOO Lindenwood Unversity W2-0 University of Missouri - St. Louis NAIA Tournament LO-2 Semifinals (Benedictine College) ho's Going to Get It? :niors Gareth Batchelor and rius Holmes try to regain jntrol of the ball for the •arcats in a game against ijnnibal-LaGrange College. Can't Get Past Me First-year Midfielder Daniele Campailla wards off Missouri Baptist University defenders. ;|l07-2008 Men's Soccer Team F. ck Row: Student Assistant Ryan Polete, Ryan Miller, Kris Vaughn, Cole Harres, Nathan Stumpf, Gareth Batchelor, Greg htchens, Craig Vigar, Jonathon Niebrugge, Jesse Essenpreis, Zac Coffee, Sean Neighbors, Onimiyi Erinolu, Josh flimmer. Assistant Coach Donny Sheehan and Head Coach Tim Strange. I ddle Row: Bobby Barger, Eric Frierdich, Joey Lofink, Drew Dolan, Daniele Campailla, Max Stainmez, Matt Jannings, rxo Klenk, Tim Dew, Kris Boyd, James Arnold, Matt Young, Dennis Bisto, Bennan Donahue, Jake Wittenauer and Shawn /'Jrady. F)nt Row: Dan Bleisch, Bill Puckett, Sam James, Drew Crawford, Braden Posey, Brad Dietrich, Scott Genz, Santiago ^mpton, Carlos Marin, Jarius Holmes, Sean Mueller, Eric Polka and Scott Horton. 2007-2008 Season Robert Morris College W3-0 Spalding University W3-2 Webster University W3-2 Cardinal Stritch University W3-0 University of St. Francis W3-0 Aquinas College W3-1 Saint Xavier University W3-1 Williams Baptist College W3-1 Hannibal-LaGrange College W3-0 University of Illinois-Springfield W3-0 Ohio Dominican University W3-0 Campbellsville University LO-3 Indiana University-Southeast W3-1 Harris-Stowe State University W3-0 Columbia College L1-3 William Woods University W3-0 Greenville College W3-1 Missouri Baptist University L1-3 Baker University LO-3 William Jewell College LO-3 Benedictine College W3-1 Evangel University L2-3 Hannibal-LaGrange College W3-1 University of Illinois-Springfield L2-3 Trevecca Nazarene University L1-3 Trevecca Nazarene University L1-3 Lindenwood University L1-3 Missouri Baptist University LO-3 Central Methodist University L2-3 Harris-Stowe State University W3-0 Oakland City University W3-0 Williams Baptist College W3-1 Columbia College L1-3 William Woods University W3-0 University of Michigan-Dearborn L 1-3 Lindsey Wilson College L1-3 Huntington University L2-3 AMC Tournament William Woods University W3-0 Missouri Baptist University LO-3 1 *MM •fc*-i- -»iJr-" «£ *, ■ks- ■£ \f€AVsybzM to I Here You Go... Junior Dana Maedge sets the play for Katelyn Kombrink. 52 Coach Evelyn Bean's 2007 volleyball team closed out their season with a 22-17 record. This marks the fifth consecutive season that the Bearcats reached 20 wins, and they also began the season by winning their first 1 1 games. Senior Allison DeCroot and junior Katelyn Kombrink were awarded First-Team All-Conference honors in the American Midwest Conference. Receiving All-Conference honorable mention honors were senior Courtney Aldridge and sophomore Dani Collins. Twelve members of the 2007 team also earned Academic All-Conference honors. In addition to their All- Conference honors, DeCroot, Kombrink and Aldridge earned spots in the McKendree University record books. DeCroot is now third in career assists and fifth in single season assists. Kombrink is currently fourth in career ace; and finished the season second in single season aces. Aldridge is now third in career digs and second in single season digs. SB jLL < ; T* [ l ldJfi 2007-2008 Volleyball Team Numerical: Dana Maedge, Allison DeGroot, Courtney Aldridge, Brittany Schrage, Katelyn Kombrink, Dani Collins, Hannah Burleson, Angie Clark, Jenilyn Wahlig, Lisa Witte and Lindsay Amerson. Get Set! Senior Libero Hannah Burleson receives the serve and sets up the play as Allison DeGroot and Katelyn Kombrink prepare to go for the kil Serving Up Aces Junior Katelyn Kombrink serve another ace, showing why she #4 in career aces and moving up. In just the fourth season for Bearcat Hockey, Coach Bil lisiak's team won the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey .ssociation's (MACHA) Silver Division Tournament. Misiak was amed Coach of the Year, Scott Roberts was named Player of ne Year and Chris Donahue was named Defenseman of the Year, oberts, Donahue and Charlie Donze were named First-Team All tars and Nick Dreyer was named Second-Team All Star. Roberts losed his Bearcat Hockey career as the all-time leader in goals 194) and points (355). The Bearcats finished the season with a ecord of 22 wins against 6 losses. 007-2008 Hockey Team umerical: Marcus Power, John Moore, Ryan Ahlemeyer, Dustin Schildknecht, Kyle jes, Charlie Donze, Jordan Thompson, Nick Dreyer, David Klueskens, Scott Roberts, ach Evans, Alec Sterner, Brent Campbell, Chris Donahue, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Kyle ark, Ryan Donahue, Nicholas Smothers. Brian Neighbors, Ryan Haeffle, Zach rawford, Adam Braundmeier, Dan Pettibone. Mike Stier, Brooks Boeschen, Stephen e and Head Coach Bill Misiak. 2007-2008 Season W6-4 University of Missouri L3-9 University of Missouri W6-4 Marquette University L3-4 Marquette University W7-1 Western Illinois University W 10-1 Western Illinois University W7-0 Robert Morris College W6-5 Robert Morris College L3-5 SIU - Edwardsville L2-8 SIU - Edwardsville W7-3 Northern Illinois University L 1-7 Northern Illinois University W7-3 Northwestern University W 12-2 Northwestern University W 14-6 Wheaton College W15-2 Wheaton College W8-6 Eastern Illinois University W10-6 Eastern Illinois University W4-3 Bradley University W7-6 Bradley University W7-3 Missouri State University L6-7 Missouri State University W9-6 Robert Morris College W9-4 Robert Morris College W 10-3 SIU - Edwardsville W8-1 SIU - Edwardsville MACHA Tournament W7-4 Bradley University W6-5 Missouri State University e Cycles Down Low enior Defenseman Ryan Fitzsimmons works e puck during a power-play. Bearcats On the Attack! Junior Center Charlie Donze sets up for another shot on goal. Great Stick-Save! Sophomore Goalie Mike Stier has no plans to let the puck get past him ItA^n's. &; V^orr^sre'^ ^owrlin^l The McKendree Bowling Team had another eventful year placing in the top five several times this season. The mens bowling teams highest placement was at the Boilermaker Classic Invitation in Lafayette, IN finishing 5th out of 22 teams. The mens team saw their season come to an end at the sectional qualifier with an 8th place finish out of 17 teams Ricky VanScoyk, individually however, placed third in the singles qualifier held on March 14 earning him a spot in the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships to be held on May 17 in Milwaukee, Wl The womens bowling team also had a good year placing in the top five at 9 out of 10 tournaments Not only did the women win the Boilermaker Classic in Lafayette, IN, they also won their home tournament, the McKendree Baker Classic, At the end of the season,}] the womens bowling team qualified for the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships and ended their season in 9th place overall Rebekah Diers placed first at several tournaments based on her total, pinfall, including first place honors at the Hoosier Classic held ir Bloomington, IN by knocking down 1890 pins for 9 games. Also, at this I years sectional qualifier she placed first by knocking down a total of, 1396 pins, averaging 2S2 for six games She and Rick VanScoyk advanced to the Singles Championship in Milwaukee, Wl 2007-2008 Men's Season Hammer Midwest Collegiate 8th of 40 Orange and Black Classic 1 5th of 36 ISBPA Collegiate Classic 15th of 29 Boilermaker Classic 5th of 22 National Team Match Games 29th of 36 Leatherneck Classic 6th of 30 Blue and Gold Classic 16th of 53 McKendree Baker Challenge 7th of 24 Hoosier Classic 23rd of 52 Lining Up Junior Ricky VanScoyk concentrates as he lines up a shot during Hoosier Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana. Perfect Form Junior Rebekah Diers continues to be a powerhouse bowler for the Bearcat squad. She was selected first- team All American by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association and runner-up for Bowler of the Year by the Bowling Writers of America. 2007-2008 Women's Season 4th of 22 Hammer Midwest Collegiate 8th of 27 Orange and Black Classic 5th of 20 ISBPA Collegiate Classic 1 st of 1 4 Boilermaker Classic 5th of 25 National Team Match Games 2nd of 16 Leatherneck Classic 2nd of 28 Blue and Gold Classic: 1st of 21 McKendree Baker Challenge) 4th of 28 Hoosier Classic: 2007 - 2008 Men's Bowling Team Chris Markham, Danny Chisamore, Chris Ray, Ricky VanScoyk and T.J. Arnold. Other members include: Matthew Anastasia, David Armbruster, Clint Casteel, Martell Gamble, Ron Giesen, Jordan Hurd, Willie Jubiter, Justin Kruep, Matthew McKendree, Don Murray, Vincent Pastore, Andrew Robert, John Savoy, Jason Schwartz, Ryan Smith, Jimmy Stenson, Dan Strubel, Travis Sweeney, Tom Urban, Evan VanScoyk, Jeff Wingbermuehle and Jeremy Worden 54 2007 - 2008 Women's Bowling Team Front row: Suzanne Alvarado, Gretchen Ulferts, Christina Young and Chelsea Walker. Back row: Danielle Belobraydich, Rebekah Diers, Nikki Watters and Holly Karner. Coach James Kisgen's wrestling team completed in outstanding 2007-08 season by winning a Regional Championship and taking second place at :he NAIA National Tournament. Senior Kyle Jahn von the National Championship in the 141 lb class, lirst-year Andrew Sanchez was runner-up in the 197 b class, Coach Kisgen was named NAIA Coach of the ;ear, First-year Wade Lowe finished in third in the 33 lb class and sophomore Josh Bryant placed 4th h the 174 lb class. Jahn, Sanchez, Lowe and Bryant vere all named NAIA All-Americans. Honorable Tlention honors went to first-year Ryan Jahn and pphomores Aaron Winning and Zak Adomanis. National Champion! Senior Kyle Jahn celebrates his National Chamionship win at the NAIA National Tournament in Sioux City, IA on March 8, 2008. Jahn finished his career as a 4-time NAIA All-Amencan. *«3 No Team Score W38-3 W 24-10 No Team Score W39-6 No Team Score No Team Score W 36-12 L9-31 W 25-15 W37-8 W 33-12 L 18-19 L 12-23 W42-0 No Team Score W 30-11 W43-0 No Team Score W29-9 W 26-10 L 18-22 First Place Second Place 2007-2008 Season Lindenwood Open King College University of Cumberlands Patriot Open Cumberland University Missouri Valley College Wisconsin Open Missouri Baptist University University of Illinois University of Findlay Northwestern College Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University University of Great Falls Dickinson State University Rend Lake Denker Open University of Indianapolis Southern Illinois University-Edwardsvile Missouri Valley Open Missouri Baptist University Oklahoma City University Central Oklahoma NAIA East Region Tournament NAIA National Tournament 007-2008 Wrestling Team Iphabetical: Zak Adomanis, Ricky Barnett, Matt Beasley, Lawrence Brown, Josh Bryant, Tol Calvin, Adrian Cerillo, A.J. Cerillo, Tom dwards, Jon Forbes, Matt Grogan, Ryan Guillet, Kevin Hawkins, Adam Hicks, Kyle Jahn, Harry Joseph, Wade Lowe, Chas Maloch, cott McQuiston, Daniel Moore, Aaron Phemister, Kyle Reid, Andrew Sanchez, Bryan Thatch, Jermaine Waye, Dimitrius Williams, aron Winning, Tanner Wolk and Daniel Yuraitis. Head Coach: James Kisgen, Assistant Coach: Chad Willard, Student 55 ssistant Coaches: Trevor Maloch and Clay Weier *"3 2007-2008 Cheerleading Squad Alphabetical: Emily Colvin, Jessica Colvin, Samantha Hamlin, Jessica Hunt, Katie Landfried, Shelly Musko, Alison Thole and Ali Willoughby. Twin Toppers! The cheerleaders perform a floor routine during halftime at a basketball game. Close Up! Sophomore Alison Thole cheer her heart out during McKendre football. Being Creative Cheerleading involves a lot of gymnastics training and creativity as these girls demonstrate. Stunts! Senior Katie Landfried goes up in an extension during a football game. McKendree cheerleaders are very busy ladies. They can be found cheering at every home football game, men's basketball game and women's basketball game. In addition to cheering at games, the ladies also take gymnastics classes to help them learn new tricks. This year the squad did not compete but they hope to get back into competition next year. S(, That's a Cool Statue Tn-Captains Sophomore AN Willoughby and seniors, Jessica Colvin ar Katie Landfried pose on the stone platform outside The Hett. The Dance Team, under the direction of Coach Meghan Tippy, performs at football and basketball games. A passion for dance and energy to make the music come alive are key components in Dance Team performances. Sophomore Katie Richter says: "I am on the McKendree University Dance Team because I LOVE to dance! Dance at McKendree is viewed as more of an art than a sport, so we have a lot of fun performing without the stress of competing!" Whether Football Season... Dance Team members Lora Blackwell, Jordan Finch, Danielle Fitzpatrick, Kamara Owens and Katie Richter perform during half-time festivities. Or Basketball Season )ra Blackwell, Jordan Finch, Danielle Fitzpatrick, Kamara Owens and Katie chter excite the crowd during Senior Night activities. Dance Fever The McKendree Dance Team shines on the court. 57 M<^r* 8< Women /Loorrtry [W? ■ *m- k-1* 1 Hk - Racing to the Finish Sophomore Sophy Yapsabila was the top runner for the women's cross-country team this season, and her hard work earned her spot at the NAIA National Tournament. 2007-2008 Men's Season Washington University No Team Score Eastern Illinois University No Team Score Saluki Invitational No Team Score SlU-Edwardsville Border Wars 25th American Midwest Conference Championship 3rd of 4 NAIA Region V Championship 9th of 1 3 2007-2008 Women's Season Washington University 11th of 13 Eastern Illinois University No Team Score Saluki Invitational No Team Score SlU-Edwardsville Border Wars 17th American Midwest Conference Championship 2nd of 4 NAIA Region V Championship 6th of 14 NAIA National Champtionship No Team Score The Men's Cross-CountryTeam was led by senior Keith Tebbe and sophomore Michael Mendez. This season Mendez was named AMC's Player of the Week for the week of September 26, 2007 and later in the season he earned all-conference honors by placing ninth at the AMC Championships. Tebbe capped off | his McKendree career by placing 35th at the NAIA Region V meet with a time of 27:11 :94 in the eight kilometer race. Sophomore Sophy Yapsabila was a powerful force for the Bearcat Women this season. At the NAIA Region V meet she finished third which earned her a spot at the NAIA National Championships. She finished 118th at her first trip to nationals. ss 2007 Cross Country Team Members of the Men's and Women's Cross Country team include: Sara Darnold, lantha Burke. [ Kim Nieman, Sophy Yapsabila, Sara Pettersen, Nicola Smith, Britney Eller, Devin Williams, Jeff Brown, Michael Mendez, Clinton McNear and Keith Tebbe Speed Racer Senior Keith Tebbe was one of the top cross-country runners for McKendree this season. 8< \A/onr*<sri 007-2007 Men's and Women's Track Team klphabetically: Zach Atkins, Adam Bailey, Krystin Baker, Ihristopher Bethel, Jeff Brown, Tonya Brown, Bryan Callis, xistin Chism, Lanece Clarke, John Curulewski, Sara Darnold, Pitney Eller, Tamara Francis, Michael Franks, Tommy Gayfield, tephen Gregory, Steve Hammond, Ashley Harris, Chad Hudson, Clarissa Jennings, Dominique Jones, Sasha Joyce, Jesse King, Villie Logan, Clinton McNear, Elias Melly, Michael Mendez, ermaine Myers, Nicole Neal, Orion Nicely, Tiara Pegues, Jordan erry, Sara Pettersen, John Ruesler, Jarid Schulte, Jordan Stark, rian Steele, Kelsey Straeter, Kyra Sullivan, Keith Tebbe, Jamie nomas, Keron Thomas, Daniel VanNatta, Brandon Williams, levin Williams, Julius Williams, Travis Winters, Amelia Wofford nd Sophy Yapsabila. 2007-2008 AMC Coach of the Year Scott Cummings, Sports Information Director, presents Gary White with the AMC Coach of the Year plaque. At the NAIA Indoor National Championships both the Bearcat Men's and Women's track and field teams finished in sixth place. Members of both teams also collected a number of Ail- American honors. Junior Lanece Clarke finished third in the 60-meter dash and fourth in the 200- meter dash. Junior Jamie Thomas finished third in the 60-meter hurdles and fourth in the triple jump. On the men's team senior Chris Bethel finished second in the 60-meter hurdles, senior Julius Williams finished third in the triple jump and senior Jermaine Myers finished third in the 600-meter dash. The NAIA Outdoor National Championships were just as successful for both teams. The men earned enough points for a thirteenth finish and the women posted enough points for a tenth place finish. Junior Lanece Clarke earned more All-American honors by finishing third in the 200- meter dash and second in the 100-meter dash. Junior Jamie Thomas also earned All-American honors by finishing third in the 100-meter hurdles. Senior Orion Nicely finished fourth in the 100-meter dash and senior Chris Bethel finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles. The women's 4x100-meter relay came in sixth place and both the men's 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays finished fourth. Keep Together Junior, Sophy Yapsabila and senior Sara Pettersen finished third and fourth in the 1 500 meter run at the Wash U Quad meet on April 11/12. Yapsabila turned in a time of 5:13:03 while Petterson finished with 5:21:08 59 2007-2008 Season Park University L 61-70 Georgetown College L 63-76 St. Xavier University L 77-84 Lincoln University W 64-54 Lindenwood University W 62-54 Culver-Stockton College L 44-60 University of Missouri-St. Louis W 70-57 Lindsey Wilson College W 85-83 Campbellsville University W 70-69 Olivet Nazarene University L 86-97 Millikin University L 60-67 Washington University W 76-49 Brescia University L 54-66 Park University W 66-57 William Woods University W 79-70 Williams Baptist College W 59-45 University of Illinois-Springfield W 71-58 Missouri Baptist University W 73-66 Harris-Stowe State University L 63-67 Brescia University W 72-50 Columbia College W 78-58 Hannibal-LaGrange College W 85-61 William Woods University W 86-70 Williams Baptist College W 68-51 University of Illinois-Springfield W 78-67 Missouri Baptist University W 78-71 Harris-Stowe State University W 72-50 Columbia College W 67-61 Hannibal-LaGrange College W 77-52 Hannibal-LaGrange College W 84-37 Missouri Baptist University W 69-50 Columbia College W 78-66 National Tournament Lewis-Clark State College L 49-69 2007 - 2008 Women's Basketball Numerical: Haley Klingelhoefer, Katie Fullerton, Kasie Frazier, Kelsey Park, Ashley Agee, Lean Shan, Julie Garrison, Katie Kovarik, Amanda Schuring, Amanda Lance, Brooke Zachry, Heather Elders, Suzy Gerler, Cathy Webb, Ashley Dressier and Emily Best. Head Coach: Melissa Ringhausen. Assistant Coach: 60 Stephanie Sparks Almost There Senior Heather Elders puts up another basket for the Bearcats. Elders reached 1000 career points on February 1 2, 2008, becoming only the ninth Women's player in McKendree history to reach that mark. The Bearcat Women had an outstanding season, winning the AMC League Title and the Conference Tournament and for the 9th time in 11 seasons they earned a spot in the NAIA National Tournament. The Bearcats tore up . the AMC and rode a 13 game winning streak through the Conference Tournament and into the National Tournament where Lewis-Clark State College was too much for them. In addition to the outstanding season, 13 members were named Academic All- Conference, Ashley Agee was named Freshman of the Year, and Coach Melissa Ringhausen was named AMC Coach of the Year. 4t : / The Other Way Around Senior Amanda Lance puts all her energy into passing the ball around her opponent. Down The Court Senior Suzy Gerler goes for th shot. jst Hangin' Around rst-year Forward Eric Dbbie slam dunks to score ^o more for the Bearcats. Coach Statham's team electrified the MPCC and the American Midwest Conference. Consistently ranked in the top 20 Nationally, the Bearcats easily won the Conference regular season and Tournament Championships. Earning another trip to Kansas City to the National Tournament, the Bearcats beat Texas Wesleyan in the first round, only to fall to unseeded Campbellsville University in the second round. In addition to post-season action, Coach Statham, with 965 career wins, was named AMC Coach of the Year, junior Eric Palm was named AMC Player of the Year and NAIA All-American and Eric Hobbie was named AMC Freshman of the Year. on't Touch That Ball! inior Eric Palm drives to the isket. Celebration! Sophomore Ken Detmer celebrates as the Bearcats increase their lead. 2007-2008 Season W 74-57 Trinity International University W 96-86 Crichton College W 93-81 Lindenwood University L 71-75 Park University W 94-75 Mid-Continent University L 85-92 Union University W 85-56 Greenville College L 89-90 Freed-Hardeman University L 78-87 Union University W 66-63 Brescia University W 99-75 Indiana Institute of Technology W 84-70 Olivet Nazarene University W 89-84 Indiana Institute of Technology W1 13-46 Concordia Seminary L 91-93 Indiana University - South Bend W 78-63 William Woods University W 98-73 Williams Baptist College W 82-49 University of Illinois-Springfield W 81-67 Missouri Baptist University W 78-61 Harris-Stowe State University W 79-50 Columbia College W 62-56 Hannibal-LaGrange College W1 00-89 William Woods University W121-57 Williams Baptist College L 65-72 University of Illinois-Springfield W 92-56 Missouri Baptist University W 79-54 Harris-Stowe State University W 60-47 Hannibal-LaGrange College W 73-70 Columbia College AMC Tournament W1 16-57 Williams Baptist College W 81-72 Harris-Stowe State University W 75-71 Columbia College NAIA National Tournament W 73-71 Texas Wesleyan University L 64-80 Campbellsville University 2007-2008 Men's Basketball Team Numerical: Eric Palm, T.J. Stone, Trent Kull, Andy Wolff. Paul Nazzaro, Rod Steele, John Ruesler, Eric Hobbie, Brad Copelin and Ken Detmer. Head Coach: Harry Statham, Assistant Coaches: Tim Becherer and Eric Echelbarger Student Assistant Coaches: Craig Cassidy, Bryant Lyles and A.J. Rudd Nothing But Net First-year Guard Andy Wolff shows great form as he puts two more points on the board. 2007-2008 Season Principia Invitational No Team Score St. Louis University LO-7 Evangel University W9-0 Washington University L 1-7 Benedictine College W6-3 SIU - Edwardsville W6-3 Western Illinois University LO-7 Chicago State University L3-4 University of Missouri - St. Louis W6-3 Oklahoma Christian University L2-7 William Jewell College W5-3 Missouri Baptist University W9-0 University of Illinois - Springfield W5-2 Bring it on. Junior Lauren Szakielo shows her ready stance as she awaits a serve. Service! Senior Kelly Beiermann (left) and junior Erin Thoman work on perfecting their serves. Ready and waiting. Sophomore Maria Occhipinti awaits a serve from her opponent during a doubles practice session with her partner, junior Jenny Mennenck. The women's tennis team stayed busy! throughout the 2007-2008 year with seasons in both fall and spring with the majority of their matches in the spring. Finishing with a record of 10 and 8, the women's tennis team won the NAIA Regional V Championship and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament in Mobile, Alabama. Sophomore Maria Occhipinti won the ITA Regional Singles tournament and qualified for the ITA National Tournament. Occhipiniti and hei doubles partner, junior Jenny Mennerick, qualified for the ITA National Tournamenl with a win at the ITA Regional Doubles tournament. Both of these women wen named to the Honorable Mention NAIA All-America list. Mennerick, fellow juniors Erin Thoman and Lauren Szakielo and seniors Kelly Beiermann and Sarah Johnson were named NAIA Scholar- Athletes. Coach Christy Josias was namet Region V Coach of the Year. 62 2007-2008 Women's Tennis Team Front row: Erin Thoman, Maria Occhipinti and Sara Johnson. Back row: Assistant Coach Kristen Haider, Kelly Beiermann, Lauren Szakielo, Jenny Mennerick and Coach Christy Josias. e You Ready? nior Ben Schloesser serves another ace. \\\ \ \ \ V\\\\ \\\\ Ok > N \ \ \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Wv\W \\\\\ v\WW v\\ . . - N V \ v \ "» N '\ N \ I \ V, \ \ \ , > \ > n \\N\n\ sVCCV \WW KWW- \ <*> «v Egey's Got My Back Fst-year student Evganiy Nigmatyanou returns a serve as Egey cheers him on. 2007-2008 Season L1-6 St. Louis University L2-7 Benedictine College L4-5 University of Illinois - Springfield W5-4 Baker University W5-4 Missouri Valley L2-7 SIU - Edwardsville W5-0 Greenville College W5-4 Olivet Nazarene University L4-5 University of Illinois - Springfield L3-6 Univeristy of Missouri -St. Louis L4-5 Lindenwood University AMC Tournament W5-0 Missouri Baptist W5-1 University of Illinois - Springfield L2-7 Washington University NAIA Region V Tournament L2-5 Lindenwood University The Men's Tennis Team began their post season with a stunning 5-1 victory over University of lllinios at Springfield in the AMC Tournament. However, the men lost in the semifinal round of the NAIA Region V Tournament 5-2 to Lindenwood University. Their two victories came from the doubles team of first-year student Timon Reichelt and sophomore Daniel Gonzales and the team of first-year students Evagniy Nigmatyaou and Cus Occhipinti. 5 07-2008 Men's Tennis Cniel Gonzalez, Ruven Kloecker, Timon Recihelt and Ben Enloesser. Not Pictured: Andres Marquez, Evganiy l^matyanou and Gus Occhipinti. ^•* JrWWt Let Me Show You My Backhand First-year student Ruven Kloecker returns a volley against his UIS opponent. 63 2007-2008 Season Coe College L 2-5 & W 3-2 Iowa Wesleyan College W9-1 Jamestown College W2-0 Hendrix College W6-3 Judson University L2-3 Purdue University-North Central L2-6 Robert Morris College L4-5 Missouri Valley College W6-3 Cornerstone University W 11-2 Hannibal-LaGrange College W7-1, W 10-2 Williams Baptist College W 8-0 & W 4-1 William Woods University L7-8& L4-16 MidAmerican Nazarene W 13-3 Peru State University W9-3 St. Mary University W 15-0 Avila University W 12-4 Harris Stowe University W 15-1 Rogers State University L3-5 Columbia College L 0-2 & L 4-6 Robert Morris College LO-8 Missouri Baptist University L0-4& W 13-1 University of St. Francis W7-6 J Harris-Stowe State University L2-4& W 12-0 University of Illinois-Springfield W4-1 &L3-7 Lindenwood University L 0-3 & W 8-2 Saint Mary of the Woods College W 1-0 University of Saint Francis W4-1 Rogers State University LO-7 Saint Xavier University L4-10 AMC Tournament Williams Baptist College LO-2 Hannibal-LaGrange College W4-1 University of Illinois-Springfield W 1-0 Williams Baptist College L 1-6 Coach Evelyn Bean and the Bearcat Softball team finished the 2008 campaign with a respectable 24-18 record and a 7-7 record in the AMC. Additionally, junior Kayla White was named to the NAIA Region V team after hitting a blistering .406 with 10 doubles, 7 triples and one home run. The Bearcats had 5 players named NAIA/Daktronics Scholar Athletes: seniors Sloane Hertlein, Rachel Ostertag, Renee Lanenga and Ashley Wombach and junior Amber Nikolauzyk. In only her junior year, White is already the Bearcat career leader in hits, runs scored, doubles, triples and walks. 64 2007-2008 Softball Team Numerical: Amber Nikolauzyk, Rachael Ostertag, Christine Juehne, Lindse Christensen, Sloane Hertlein, Ashley Hash, Amy Quirin, Kasie Frazier, Elizabeth Dains, Ashley Agee, Kayla White, Jenilyn Wahlig, Molly Reed, Courtney Aldndge, Katie Ward, Colene Pogue, Amanda Snyder, Erica Ree Cathy Webb, Ashley Wombacher, Lindsay Newbold, Angie Maue, Renee Lanenga, Jordan Stutsman, Nicole Steele and Ashley Parrot. Head Coach Evelyn Bean, Assistant Coach Andrea Hawkins, Recruiting Coordinator Greg Jameson, Pitching Coach Joe Nunez, and Student Assistant Coach Ashley Vallero. D-E-F-E-N-S-E Senior Rachael Ostertag is determined to not let the ball get past her. Moving The Runner Senior Molly Reed prepares to bunt to move the runner into scoring position. Let's Turn Two! Senior Colene Pogue is set to make a twin-killing. Another Winner Coach Bean and the team celebra a 7-1 win over Hannibal-LaGrange Coach Jim Boehne won Career victory number 400 gainst William Woods University on April 2 at home. uniors Cale Johnson and Calvin O'Rear were named to he NAIA Region V team with Johnson being named 'itcher of the Year. O'Rear broke Brian Dinkelman's ngle season home run record, launching 24 over the ences. The Bearcats finished the season with a record of 0-26 and a runner-up finish in the AMC Tournament IBM ilways Ready pphomore second baseman Warn Davinroy anticipates the hit. You're Not Getting It Past Me Senior Todd Harpstrite is one of Coach Boehne's most consistent hitters. 008 Baseball jmerical: Adam Davinroy. Brandon Melliere, Chris Bellm, Ross Willman, ler Muren, Todd Harpstrite, Jacob Flick, Brandon Holtmann, Rusty Parke, aig Session, Ryan Uhe, Shane McBride, Mark Daniels, Dusty :hallenberg, Derek Goetzl, Kyle Moll, Calvin O'Rear, Joe Dickman, Adam jehne, Jon Norton, Cale Johnson, Joey Ullery, Tyson Moore, Luke Poston, 'ler Mattmiller, Tom Rose, Eric Gentz, Dakota Schutt, Brian Markway, )dy Odum, Tyler Schwierjohn, Ryan Meyer, Josh Lusch, Jon Keener, Ryan inesorge, Alex Young, Tommy Young, Cole Schrage, Brad Dunnigan, lad Ohnesorge, Anthony Clervi, Mark Chapman, Josh Rathmann, Mark )kel and Bryan Tebbe. Head Coach Jim Boehne, Student Assistant Coach "n Nagel and Assistant Coaches Dusty Kantner and Brad Oster. 2007-2008 Season L5-6& L5-15 William Carey College L 2-3 & L 6-7 William Carey College W5-4& W 13-1 Crichton College L3-7 Crichton College Canceled Greenville College Canceled Baker University Canceled Baker University Canceled Lindenwood University Canceled Central Methodist University W2-1 &7-1 LSU-Alexandria L 3-8 & L 2-5 LSU-Alexandria W9-8 Spring Hill College W5-3 Spring Hill College L0-10 University of Mobile L 3-5 & L 6-7 University of Mobile L9-13 Indiana Institute of Tech. W 6-0 & 7-4 College of the Ozarks L 0-7 & W 7-4 Indiana Institute of Tech. W 6-3 & L 0-2 William Woods University W 12-2 & W 6-2 William Woods University W 9-5 & W 8-6 Missouri Baptist University L 2-7 & L 2-6 Missouri Baptist University W 16-12 & L5-6 Harris-Stowe State University W6-4 & W 10-0 Harris-Stowe State University L 1-3& LO-2 Culver-Stockton College W 12-1 & W 13-2 Brescia University W 13-3 Williams Baptist College W 11-1 & W2-1 Williams Baptist College W 12-2 Williams Baptist College W 8-4 & L 4-5 Lindenwood University W4-1 SlU-Edwardsville W 12-9 & W 5-2 Hannibal-LaGrange College L 4-5 & W 9-3 Culver-Stockton College L2-6, L3-5 Hannibal-LaGrange College AMC Tournament L2-4 William Woods University W6-2 Harris-Stowe State University W10-2 William Woods University L7-10 Missouri Baptist University NAIA Tournament L3-10 Avila University L5-19 Missouri Baptist University Stunning the Crowd Again In a double header against Williams Baptist on April 1 9, junior Calvin O'Rear launched 3 home runs in Game 1 and the winning RBI in Game 2. 65 2007-2008 Season Evangel Invitational TBA Maryville Invitational TBA Maryville Invitational TBA Evangel Invitational TBA William Woods Invit. TBA William Woods Invit. 6th of 14 Millikin Classic TBA Millikin Classic 2nd of 20 Springfield Classic 1st of 17 NAIA Region VTourn. TBA NAIA Region V Tourn. TBA NAIA Region V Tourn. 5th of 12 2007 - 2008 Men's Golf Team Front row: Ryan Bennett, Chris Ervin, Zach Peters, Steve Moore, Rich Francis, Mike Speicher and Kris Boyd. Back row: Ryan Spicer, Stephen Hamilton, Andrew Williams, Alex Marsaglia, Justin Mueller, Allen Kohnen, Jeff Missey and Coach Phil Schildknechl The 2007-2008 Golf teams fared very well this season. Both teams advanced to the NAIA Region V Tournament. Junior Jessica Smith was awarded the AMC Newcomer of the Year award, as well as bein named to the 1st Team All-Conference. Sophomores Miranda Gibson and Brittany Kellerman were alsc named to the 1st Team All-Conference. On the Men's Team Allen Kohnen was named the AMC and Region V Freshman of the Year. 2007-2008 Season Buffalo Wild Wings CI. 8th Maryville Invitational Cancelled Maryville Invitational Cancelled Gateway Championship 4th Park Invitational 11th AMC Tournament 2nd NAIA Region V Tourn. 5th (,(, 2007 - 2008 Women's Golf Team Front row: Hayley Zugmaier and Dana Martizus. Middle row: Bethany Hinkle, Jessica Smith, Brittany Kellerman, Brooke Lobb and Kate Schellinger. Back row: Coach Cindy Mackey, Cassie Barger, Miranda Gibson and Katie Eilers. 2008 Winter Gaurd Season 62.0 Francis Howell Contest 61.3 Rockwood Summit Contest 58.5 Eureka Contest 66.4 Francis Howell Central Contest 72.7 Kansas City WGI Regional Prelims 72.9 Kansas City WGI Regional Finals 72.4 O'Fallon Contest 76.8 Northwest Contest 74.3 WGI Midwest Power Regional Prelims 77.1 MCCGA Championships Twirling Away Sophomore Brittani Adair spins her flag during part of a Half-Time show at a footbal game. |007-2008 Color Guard Team Members Include: Erin Totten, Tabitha Touchette, Jamie Ashford, Kayla elarden, Megan Reeder, Bethany Jones, Brittani Adair, Tonya Schartung, legan Smith and Tinah Edwards. During the fall, Color Guard members perform with the larching Bearcat Band. They dance and spin their way across the ootball field giving visual effect to the band's performances, lowever, during the winter, Guard members perfom and ompete on their own. They create an 8-minute routine and then ompete at a number of competitions around the area. Though ot required, guard members usually perform with both the olor Guard and the Winter Guard. Dance, Dance Winter guard members perform their routine which invovles dance elements and twirling objects such as flags, rifles and sabres. 008 Winter Guard Team ont Row: Tinah Edwards, Megan Smith, Emily Whatley and Tina Davis. Middle ow: Leslie Neusome, Ashley Hartsoe, Brittani Adair, Kayla Gelarden and Tonya ;hartung. Back Row: Caitlin Geyer, Tabitha Touchette, Erin Totten, Ashley ggerstaff and Bethany Jones. 67 Athletic training students are very busy people. Besides taking classes in sports medicine and athletic training, these men and women travel with the different sports teams, taking care of the many physical ailments that occur as the result of being an athlete. 2007-2008 Athletic Trainers Front row: Casandra Douthit, Alicia Kirchner, Katie Dienell and Antonella Felippo. Middle row: Dani Stith, Kaitlin Ward, Amanda Schuring, Sloane Hertlein, Lucy Elliott, Jordan Bierman, Mike Cheesman, Josh Nimmo and Sydnie Siltman. Back Row: Jake Wittenauer, Reese McCall, Josh Hemmer, Brandon Kircher, Jeff Wingbermuehle, John Ruesler, Jason Noeldner, Keith Tebbe and Emily Best. Athletic Training Faculty/Staff not pictured: Dr. Dawn Hankins, Dr. Betsy Keigher, Lance Ringhausen, Bill Dill, Kristin Hustedde, Katy Gayford, Dr. Lawrence Stein and Dr. Jay Noffsinger. tndi\sudkjsl ^por+s ...■.■ ■ i .n ii i .i m ii.i H . w^.., ' . i . i . i . ii— All In Sync Senior Beth Newman figure skates on the Adult Skating team "Classic Reflections" at the U.S. Ice Sports Ice Complex. This year she and seven other women skated to the theme song from "Dancing with the Stars" and other dance songs. They placed 5th at the National ISI Synchronized Skating Championships held in Missouri. It's All Over Associate Dean at Scott Air Force Base, Tom Pawlow and senior Beth Newman smile for a photo after Tom skated to "Real Men of Genius" at the Spring Ice Show at U.S. Ice Sports Complex in Fairview Heights. United \yu-nit-ed\ adjective Def : 1 . made into or caused to act as a single entity: combined 2. formed or produced by the uniting of things or persons: a united effort. 3. agreed; harmonnious Members from various backgrounds with common interests unite together in groups to pursue a common goal. McKendree is home to an abundance of clubs and organizations in various disciplines and areas of interest. Whether in service, brotherhood or special interest, members become united in their cause. Clubs and Organizations on campus provide a great way to get involved with campus life and make a personal and public difference both on and off campus. Service clubs, Creek organizations and pre- professional organizations, among others, help to create McKendree's vast array of extra- curricular opportunities. PPufcs cmd OtfCiavuztitiGviA Yee*7rtHM»fe Capturing Memories for 9 1 Years The Three Musketeers Seniors Beth Newman and Sarah Haas and junior Lauren Hettenhausen dedicate themselves to working on the yearbook. The Yearbook staff worked diligently from before the start of the academic year to after graduation to put together the 91st Volume of The McKendrean yearbook. The theme for this year, A Whole New u, was inspired by McKendree's name change from McKendree College to McKendree University. This book was driven by the efforts of many, including Advisor Jeff Campbell, Co-Editors Beth Newman and Lauren Hettenhausen and student worker Sarah Haas. Many staff members and others in the McKendree community contributed to the completion of the book. Staff members attempted to capture the essence of this year at McKendree through photo and copy, highlighting special events and recognizing students, faculty, teams, and groups in various ways. Newman stated, "I enjoy working with and getting to know so many people through working on the Yearbook staff. I also feel that I have gained many skills that I can use in my classroom. I hope to continue using my skills once I begin teaching by working on a school yearbook in a school that I teach at." Work it! Senior Sarah Haas works at the Alumni House on yearbook endeavors. While looking back on working on the yearbook, she commented. "The most enjoyable part of being on the yearbook staff is the end result. Flipping through the finished product for the first time makes all the long hours worth it." 70 Teamwork is Key! Sophomore Jenn Berkemann, senior Sarah Haas, junior Lauren Hettenhausen, and fearless leader Jeff Campbell gather to work on yearbook pages. Jeff asserted, regarding the yearbook's importance, "Tl Yearbook is a vital link to the history of this institution. Throughout the year we have so many descendants of our alumni contact us for information about their relative, wanting to know all we can tell them. Our first source for information is the yearbook." /VfcKewcfoee Review As events unfold each year on campus, the McKendree Review is there to capture them. Anyone on campus is welcome to submit a story to the Review, but there are staff writers and photographers who consistantly showcase their talent for reporting and capturing the news. A team of editors then looks over all the stories and photos submitted and puts together the final product which is distributed on campus every other week. IcKendree Review Editors 3ft to Right: Entertainment Editor Mike Arnold, Associate Editor Gary Best, Sports ditor Erin Conner and Editor Cat Gryzmala. Af&tttiMfe The spark of creativity rests within everyone and the Montage tries to capture that spark. Every year, McKendree students are asked to submit original works of art, poetry, prose and theater. These submissions are then reviewed by the editors and then compiled to create McKendree's literary magazine. The Montage is distributed annually in the spring free of charge. i/lontage Editors .eft to Right: Kendra Sigafoos, Stephanie Coartney and Heather Belmonte 71 ReAtcfettce Haft AAA^cioitfow The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the governing body of campus housing. RHA strives to encourage interaction between the residents. The association also works to establish and maintain a strong relationship between the administration and resident students. In addition, RHA works toward achieving an atmosphere that supplies residents with a strong positive community that enhances the college life experience. RHA Ice Cream Social Sophomores Zach Rhines, Maggie Rahmoeller, Shannon Streif and Jennifer Campbell enjoy the festivities. RHA Leadership Chelsea Hettenhausen, Deanne Puloka, Brittany White and Sarah Heizer (Advisor). AcfuGtticetweirtt 2007-2008 Student Advancement Organization Tiffany Ratermann, Emily Hohl, Amanda White and Adam Schulte. Members not pictured: Kara Nix. Andres Marquez, Sara Darnold, Jennifer Fletcher, Brittnee Jones, Can Adams, Lauren Szakielo, Whittnee Jones, Mike Mendes, Megan Holly, Jacob Mitchell and Sarah Kinzinger. 72 The Student Advancement Organization (SAO) assists the Office of Institutional Advancement. Members help with the fall and spring phonathons, reach out to young alumn and educate their peers on the importance of giving back to their alma mater. The Associatio of Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) is a program of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. SAO members traveled to East Lansing, Ml to attend the ASAP District V Conference, where they gave a presentation on the McKendree SAO program. <>tUcfewt~ AmbaAJsadtotiA Led by president sophomore Katie Richter, the Student Ambassadors played an important role in the admissions process, working closely with the Office of Admissions. Throughout the year, Student Ambassadors gave tours of the McKendree campus to prospective students and helped with the execution of Preview Days and University 101 sessions for incoming first-year students. First- year student Lora Blackwell commented, "I wanted to join Student Ambassadors to help people see how great McKendree is so they will also want to come here." 2007-2008 Student Ambassadors Alphabetical: Courtney Aldridge. Megan Ansley. Amy $aer. Whitney Balllie. Krystin Baker, Jessica Bathon, Kelly Belermann, Lora Blackwell, Bobbie Carroll, Mike Cheesman, Tracy Coble, Erin Conner, Kelsey Cravens. Sara Darnold, Rebekah Diers, Christine Dutton, Emily Eilermann, Kara Ellis, Jessica Ellsworth, Jennifer Fletcher, Jule Frizzo, Melissa Funk, Allison Ganschmietz, Maegan Hamilton, Chelsea Hettenhausen, Lauren Hettenhausen, Bethany Hinkle, Luna Kafley, Amanda Kallal. Lisa Koerkenmeier, Sudarsun Koirala. Bethany Kowzan, Sami Leonard, Becky Lindstrom. Courtney Logan. Courtney Loschen, Danielle Mask, Jenny Mennenck, Kamara Owens, Braden Posey, Deanne Puloka, Sam Quick, Ashlie Reader, Kate Risley, Cole Schrage, Genni Strathman, Vonzetta Sykes, Erin Thoman, Jamie Thomas, Emily Timmerman, Shane Trotter, Aisha Vintes. Matt Whetstone, Josie Wiegel. Ah Willoughby and Laura Winkeler. Rdtci/rGtcT '007-2008 Rotaract Club 3ack Row: Ivan Stoyanov, Austin Laur, Richard Melton, Evan /anScoyk and Nishant Timilsina. vliddle Row: Subhash Ghimire, Chris Andrews, Bhushan ihrestha, Kumud Bhandari and Prasanna Nepal. : ront Row: Lauren Hettenhausen, Jessica Giri, Jennifer : letcher, Kamara Owens, Sara Darnold, Margaret Hayes and Martha Eggers. The Bearcat Rotaract Club, a college-level affiliate of the Rotary Club led by co-presidents Chris Andrews and Subash Ghimire and Faculty Advisor Martha Eggers, greatly exemplified the Rotary motto: Service Above Self. The Rotaract Club held a year- long recycling contest between residence halls, helped stock food pantries and carved pumpkins for various areas on campus and in Lebanon. The Club also hosted the Second Annual Interact with Rotaract event, where local high school students were invited to a night of networking, brainstorming and community service. On the international service level, the Club began fundraising toward their $10,000 goal to raise money to support a program called READ (Rural Education and Development) Nepal; they plan to donate the money to purchase books for a village in Nepal that is trying to establish a library. Rotaract Secretary junior Lauren Hettenhausen was selected as one of ten international participants, and the sole representative of the USA, to attend MORE (Maui Outdoor Rotaract Experience) in Hawaii to experience cultural exchange, service and adventure. ReAicfewce Life 2007 - 2008 Resident Directors Front row: Mitch Nasser, Sarah Heizer and Mike Harrison. Middle row: Russell Barton and Jason Lheureux. Back row: Jantzen Eddington, Wallace Fanning and Roy Burton. The Residence Life staff is responsible for helping students to develop a positive community on campus, enforcing college policies, and intervening in emergency situations. Each residence life staff member serves as a resource to assist resident students. 2007-2008 Residence Life Staff Front row: Allison Salvato, Sarah Heizer, Lauren Frizzo, Jenna Huelsman, Rachael Ostertag, Megan Reeder, Mike Harrison, Mike Cheesman, Chelsea Hettenhausen, Laura Winkeler Amanda Englund, Nikki Watters and Michelle Biver. Back row: Dr. Betsy Gordon, Jantzen Eddington, Mitch Nasser, Wallace Fanning, Sudarsun Koirala, Zach Crawford, Jeremy Alexander, Jason Lheureux, Mark Chapman. Adam Bailey, Ivan Stoyanov, Robby Kwas and Jake Heil. 7-1 Atfifct~u (007-2008 FCA kck row: Adam Connor, Tim Wilhelm, Anthony Clervi, Joe Dickman and Jacob Flick, liddle row: Zach Davis, Josh Pullen, Ashlie Reader, Lynelle Smith and Maegan Hamilton. ront Row: Tiffany Wilhelm, Jenny Mennerick. Erin Thoman and Mike Cheesman. Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets weekly to discuss issues of faith relating to their lives. This occurs through Bible Studies, music, small group discussion and other means. Also, this group is completely student led. This year's huddle leaders were Jenny Mennerick, Mike Cheesman, Lynelle Smith, Adam Connor, Anthony Clervi, Joe Dickman and Jacob Flick. Cef tzqe Age B«W e Study College Age Bible Study, or CBS as it is known to most students, is led by members of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Craig and Beth Wilkes. The group meet weekly to study the Word. This school year the book of Exodus was the main topic of discussion. CBS also plans fun activities and members show up at events to support fellow CBS students. Performing Some students of CBS take part in the dinner theater production "Mission Possible" at Shiloh UMC SWIC alumni Ayanna Karasek, McKendree alumni Michael Prince and Cat Hammrick, senior Adam Schwind and McKendree alumni Aaron Povolish sit at the table while they listen intently to another cast member speak. Plays Well with Others Senior Adam Schwind plays washers while McKendree alumni students Curtis Stahl, Aaron Povolish and CJ Dulaney watch and play catch with a football. _, Uftf iffi tted CatwpuA MttiiAt/weA So Close! Sophomore Jared Winters attempts trapeze-like stunt on the high ropes course during the fall retreat at the YMCA Outdoor Center in Belleville We're All Connected Campus Ministry members play the human pretzel game as an ice breaker during their first Bible study. Holiday Traditions First-year students John Kimbrough, Carrie Schumacher, Jordan Virgin and junior Stephen Kissel enjoy each others company at the 2nd Annual Dressing Up Turkey holiday dinner at Rev Dr. Tim Harrison's house. Unlimited Campus Ministries continues to be a strong close knit group that provides students with many opportunities to express themselves through faith. This year in addition to their usual weekly activities of chapel services, Bible studies and socia events, the group sponsored a Spring Break trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to help two families rebuild from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina 2007-2008 Unlimited Campus Ministries Back row: Jordan Virgin, Jake Smith, Jared Winters, Rob Dillingham, Hannah McDowell and Jeremy Schofield. Midle row: Ivan Stoyanov, Leon Richardson, Amber Ramos, Josh Pullen and Sarah Haas. Front row: Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison, Beth Newman, Emily Yakey, Mallory Neisler, Erica Blair and Aliza Scott. 76 Goofy Girls! Sophomore Stacey Banjavcic, senior Bet Newman, sophomore Emily Yakey and senior Sarah Haas prove that they can fit into the laundry bags that campus ministries created as a promotional item IN/euwiaw Ccitfri^ic CampiAA Mivu&tme& Newman Ministries welcomed a new campus lintster this year. Erin Hammond joined the icKendree staff in June of 2008. Under Erin's ladership weekly Newman meetings took a different Din. Newman meetings now consist of a meal, atechesis about some aspect of Catholicism, and raying Vespers, the traditional evening prayer of the lurch. Newman ministries also expanded their Mass :hedule to include an extra Mass each month. ;)07-2008 Newman Catholic Campus inistries lick row: Jake Wittenauer, Ashley Walker, "na Napper, Erin Hammond and Stephen Issel lont row: Carrie Schumacher, Josie Juelfs, l;th Schwierjohn and Sarah Haas I) You Go! hwman Ministries is more than learning i'Out Catholicism; members also enjoy social ntings. Junior Stephen Kissel attempts to 'mb up a spider web during a Sunday i:ernoon trip to the St. Louis Zoo. Catholicism 101 Jared Ainworth- Bryson models liturgical garb for a Roman Catholic priest during one of his two-session presentations on the Roman Catholic liturgy given in October. Jared is a noted lecturer on different theological issues. "Eye" Heart You! Left: McKendree University chaplain Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison puts his game face on for a trivia night to support Catholic campus ministry in the Diocese of Belleville. The McKendree team took 8th place out of 1 teams. I'm All Ears Below: Sophomore Jake Wittenauer and junior Beth Schwierjohn listen intently and react to a speaker during a Tuesday night meeting. f tite/?tioitii»*iGiP Stucfetrt" OnqoivuzcitiGVi The International Student Organization seeks to unite student: from all nations as members of the McKendree student body. 2007-2008 International Student Organization Alphabetical: Jeremy Alexander, Jessica Giri, Jesse King, Ruven Kloecker, Carlos' Marin, liana Milkes, Charles Peroux, Glenis Pino, Deanne Puloka, Michael Salvi, Bhushan Shrestha, Shawn Silvera and Ivan Stoyanov. P&HchQ$Gqii Cfab The Psychology Club supports students majoring in or having an interest in behavioral sciences as a career. Dr. Murella Bosse and Dr. Tami Eggleston serve as advisors. 7S 2007-2008 Psychology Club Members Front row: Laura Mills, Cicely Green and Denise Kennedy. Back row: Liz Jeremiah, Jake Wittenaut Robert Studley and Amelia Wooford. Not pictured: Jordan Virgin and Advisor Dr. Tami Eggleston BPctcfe 5tucfetiT O/rqciwizattiw 1)07-2008 Black Student Organization [ft to Right: Ashley Jelks. Trenetia Young, Rosza Brown, ihittnee 1 Jones, Meescheca Hickman, Ritchie Cherry, Ityana Bell, Tonya Brown, Bnttnee 1 Jones and Chris Burke. In the Company of Greatness Senior Ashley Jelks poses for a photo with Spoken Word artist Freedom Speaks. !ar Struck . nior Ashley Lee and senior Ashley Jelks meet hip-hop artist lofessor Griff of Public Enemy at the National African merican Student Leadership Conference. The Black Student Organization (BSO) continues to be a very active group on campus. Their mission is to help preserve, advance and promote the intellectual and social aspects of the African-American culture. In order to accomplish these aims, the group often attends conferences as well as conducting weekly meetings. This year the group attended the National African American Student Leadership Conference and the Association of Black Culture Centers Conference. Just Chillin' BSO members Chris Burke, Brian Callis, Ritchie Cherry and Xshley Lee take a break from the National African American Student Leadership Conference to relax and enjoy the sunshine. CfttltpUA Actw^tieA Bt»ci/?d - The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is becoming one of the most vital organizations at McKendree. CAB planned alternative and diverse social, recreational, multicultural, and educational events for students and the community. CAB consists of an Executive Board and general members, allowing for students to network with professionals while gaining personal growth in leadership skills, programming and team creativity. Having Fun! Clockwise from upper left: Dan Cummins performs. Students Dance at the NSO Foam Dance Party on the Lair patio. Ivan Stoyanov is so excited to get his "24" card punched. Jessica Sonner plays guitar and sings. Students display their crafts they made at the "I Hate Valentines Day" party. These guys realize that they won't be getting dates at the Hate Valentines Day" party Center: Ethan Jones performs during Open Mic Night. H^^h5 ^^^^| »r "frf^pwai ■ ^ "■ >fe* mtmm^ £^>, , <$£ i tJfS so - Vl/he^e ~ft> aee ctwcf foe Aeetif Being Involved Clockwise from upper left: Jamie Lissow makes the audience laugh. Nate Staniforth enlists the help of first-year student Jennifer Bauersachs during his act. Josie Juelfs. Ashley Walker, Niki Wilhelm, Kaitlyne Motl and LB Mathews carve pumpkins during the Halloween contest. Meg Allison performs. Jake Heil croons a love song. Ritchie Cherry performs a rap number. Center: Several students participate in the "Late Night Speedway" competition. The Campus Activities Board plans events that appeal to a college community of more than 1 ,200 students. These events include campus-wide traditional events, like Homecoming, Fall Family Weekend and Spring Fling. Through the organization and promotion of these events, the staff strives to effectively meet the needs and interests of McKendree students and provide leadership and learning experiences for those involved. CAB helps foster McKendree spirit thereby improving the quality of student life. 81 McxfeP UN 2007-2008 Model UN Members Front row: Kayla Gelarden, Sami Leonard, Jon Brown, Megan Smith, Subhash Ghimire, Nishant Timilsina, Ashish Bajracharya and Courtney Logan. Back row: Ted Gibson, Josh Johnson, Aaron Rogier. Tabitha Touchette, Bhushan Shrestha, Nick Fulton, Ivan Stoyanov and Steve Loftus. The McKendree Model UN club host its own conference each semester for high schools. In addition, club members participate in Model UN conferences on the collegiate level. Each Fall the club attends the American Model United Nations (AMUN) conference in Chicago, and each spring members attend the Midwest Model United Nations (MMUN) in St. Louis. These conferences help students learn more about international affairs and enable them to act as delegates and represent positions from countries across the world. Deboife Teawt Taking Home the Hardware! Senior Courtney Logan, sophomores Cory Freivogel and Zach Rhines and senior Erin Conner display some of the awards they received at a tournament. 82 2007-2008 Debate Team Front row: Becky Lindstrom, Whitney Baillie and Amanda Ataiyan. Back Row: Erin Conner, Sami Leonard, Cory Freivogel. Steve Loftus, Courtney Logan and Clarence Coppinger. Not pictured: Coach Joe Blasdel. £tadwit G&wimmevit No, We're Not Stuck to Each Other Although sophomores Lindsey Freeman and Kelsey Johnson look joined at the cheek, they're just tudent Government Senators enjoying the SGA Holiday party. irst-year Senators: Annie Bierman, Presanna Nepal, Bobbie Carroll, Emily Eilermann nd LB Mathews. Sophomore Senators: Bhushan Shrestha, Nishant Timilsina, Subhash himire, Scott Best and Jake Wittenauer. Junior Senators: Tony Mitchell, Erin Thoman, =nny Mennerick, Sami Leonard and Andrea Tardino. Senior Senators: Courtney Logan, orna Neumann, Ben Scholesser, Steve Loftus and Tim Williams. Officers: Erin Conner, onny Petterson, Lindsey Freeman, Braden Posey and Kelly Boxdorfer. The purpose of the McKendree University SGA is to act as the representative governing body of the tudents on all university-related matters, and to oversee the fair distribution of SGA monies in ccordance with University rules and regulations. First-year senators are elected shortly after the Fall mester begins and sophomore, junior and senior senators and officers are elected during the Spring emester. Each class may elect five senators. GA Officers tudent Counselor Kelly Boxdorfer, Vice President Donny Petterson, President Erin □nner. Treasurer Braden Posey, Secretary Lindsey Freeman and Advisor Jason neureux Looks like Kelly Was the High Bidder! Senior Kelly Boxdorfer seals the deal by placing the highest bid for 2007 graduate Michael Prince at the Date Auction. 83 BuA&cfo RqiA Kct/?Gite Ctab The difference between "Having" a black belt 3rd The purpose of Bushido-Ryu Karate is to teach self-defense, to develop a strong character and to broaden the social and cultural life of its members. The Club's mission is to study modern and historical self defense techniques and tactics, as well as a way of life and to respect the culture. Practice, Practice, Practice Senior Jason Finley and junior Scott Nolda work on their defensive strategies. If I Scream Loud Enough Maybe That'll Make Them Go Away Above Right: Karate involves the whole body and requires a lot of strength Sophomore Jake Dorris uses all of his might to take on an attacker. Gotcha! Junior Tabby Touchette attempts to kick sophomore Jake Dorris S4 G/reefe Life Inter-Greek Council: Fraternities & Sororities of McKendree 2007-2008 Inter-Greek Council Back row: Jantzen Eddington, Lorna Neumann, Anastasia Tempkins, Kate Risley, Tiffany Ratermann and Robert Studley. Front row: Emily Thoman, Trevor Maloch and Katie Richter. The Inter-Creek Council serves as a liaison between the many sororities and fraternities on campus. The group collaborates to discuss issues relating to Greek life and to plan two collaborative parties throughout the year, Pajama Jam and Toga. "oga. Toga! he annual Toga party was held on Friday. May 2. Toga is a :hance for McKendree students to kick back and enjoy some lown time before finals start. Caylen Thompson, Lindsay \merson, Trevor Maloch, Chas Maloch and Kristma Paisley iartied the night away in their togas. Toga, Toga! Part 2 Kelly McDermott, Gareth Batchelor and Cassandra Douthit pose for a picture in their togas. 85 Kappa Lambda lota, known to many as Clio, was founded in 1869 by Edith Flint, the first woman to graduate from McKendree College. As a social sorority, Clio holds the Breast Cancer Society near to their hearts. With events through the year such as McKendree Idol, the proceeds are donated to the Susan C. Komenfund. The women of Clio also participate in school events such as CAB, Homecoming parade, sports games and more. They sponsor Thanksgiving and Christmas potlucks and gift exchanges and an annual Spring Formal. Kappa Lambda I ifta 2007 - 2008 Clio Members and Big Brothers Alphabetical: Denise Berger, Bridget Buckley, Carrie Distler, Ashley Dunning, Amber Frencl Megan Holly, Ashley Jelks, Nicole Kirk, Kelly Knauer, Ashleigh Lanzone, Danielle Larson, Ashley Lee, Nicole Mathy, Megan Reeder, Mindy Sparks, Genni Strathman, Erin Thoman Evan VanMeter, Nicholette Watters and Christina Young. Big Brothers include: Danny Kupferer, Chas Maloch and Zach Rhines. Kappa Qiqwta Te*u Kappa Sigma Tau was established in 1978 as a national sorority called Gamma Sigma Sigma. In 1992, the sorority re-established as Kappa Sigma Tau, the largest local social sorority at McKendree. Kappa Sigma Tau creates sisters that last a lifetime and memories that last even longer. As a community service sorority, Kappa Sigma Tau believes that community service not only helps the environment and fellow human beings, but shapes them into the women that they are destined to become. Some of their biggest projects include Adopt-A-Highway and Operation Christmas Child. Award Winners Sophomore Katie Richter and senior Erica Seibel on Awards Night 86 2007 - 2008 Kappa Sigma Tau Members Front row: Tiffany Ratermann, Jessica Smith, Lisa Koerkenmeier, Kara Ellis and Bethany Hinkm Middle row: Kate Risley, Christine Juehne. Maegan Hamilton, Kristen Eckstadt and Kristin vonfl der Linden. Back row: Emily Tift, Julie Frizzo, Krystin Baker, Katie Eilers, Katie Richter, Lindsey || Christensen and Kristen Davis. AH\fti(x Ckneqa The women of Alpha Omega promote sisterhood and service. Established on the McKendree campus in 1954, the mission is to establish a life-long bond of sisterhood, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden social culture and intellectual life and to assist members in every possible way. 007-2008 Alpha Omega Members ront row: Michelle Kadonsky, Emily Anderson, and Jamie Dare. Middle row: Cassie eonard, Jenifer Texter and Dana Kamerman. Back row: Tabitha Touchette, Lorna leumann, and Erin Totten. APpfe* Phi Ovneqa Alpha Phi Omega, a national, co- d, service fraternity has been on ne McKendree campus for over 35 ears. Promoting leadership, iendship and service, the men and /omen of Chi Omega chapter host ie American Red Cross blood drive ach semester and other service rejects. 2007 - 2008 Alpha Phi Omega, Chi Omega Chapter Members Front row: Kaitlyne Motl and Amber Harris. Middle row: Kelly Knauer, Erin Conley, Mallory Neisler, Bobbie Carroll, Megan Reeder, Emily Boudet and Amelia Wofford. Back row: LB Mathews, Jake Smith, Thomas Young, Samantha Quick and Amanda Englund. Service Above Self APO Advisor Dr. Peter Will gives blood each semester at the APO drive. 87 Siquta Nu 2007 - 2008 Sigma Nu Members Front row: Zach Davis, Joe Geimer and Jon Brown. Back row: Jacob Thornton (Alumni), Stephen Gregory, Jason Bundy, Robert Studley, Dan Casper (Alumni), Jon Turski and Tyler Atwood. Look, I'm In the Parade! Senior Robert Studley shows how happy he is being 01 the Sigma Nu float in the Homecoming Parade. McKendree's Sigma Nu colony was founded in the Spring of 1996. It was the first international social fraternity at the college. Sigma Nu has a no hazing policy, and McKendree's colony is proud to uphold this principle in building their brotherhood on campus. Pledges are involved in the LEAD program, which teaches members ethics and leadership skills. The LEAD program prepares students for success both in college and after graduation. McKendree's Sigma Nu colony had an active social calender this year. They held functions in St. Louis with their big brother chapter at Washington University. In addition, Sigma Nu sponsored off-campus dances, intramural teams and community service projects. Fc«>x fPI*i W»» Chil A Homecoming Fun Little Sister, Ann Hedtkamp enjoys riding on the Ferox float in the parade. 2007 -2008 Ferox Members Front row: Chas Maloch, Tucker Sears, Matt McKendree and Sean Martii Back row: Trevor Maloch, Jake Harris and Jason Maclin. NS Ferox's guiding principle is to promote an environment conducive to academic achievement, campus involvement and personal growth. Phi Rho Chi members are involved in basketball, baseball, tennis and golf. Ferox is also actively involved in intramural sports and sponsors dances and other campus activities. Lite/ra/ttf f trte/reiit" Society ie Windy City embers await the bus to Navy Pier, home of the Chicago nakespeare Theatre. LIS members had the opportunity to do some cplormg before attending the matinee play. McKendree's Literary Interest Society, known as LIS, became a common sight on campus this year. Led by President Kendra Sigafoos, LIS attracted members from many different areas, but most specifically students and faculty members involved in the English field. LIS sponsored many bake sales and used book sales throughout the year. They hosted a Halloween event, where spooky readings were performed by various members. Also, they hosted the first Poetry Slam at the Sweeter House of Coffee in Downtown Lebanon. Additionally, LIS sponsored a make your own valentine table, where students could come to put together last minute Valentine's Day gifts, including candy, flowers and lovely poems the were perfect for a sweetheart or friend. The group's fundraisers went toward the cost of their group trip to Chicago where they attended a production of Shakespeare's Othello and toured the Chicago Art Institute. 007-2008 Literary Interest Society Snaps for Poems pck row: Lauren Hettenhausen. Kendra Sigafoos and Joe Whitthaus. Junior Nic Goodman reads a poem at the Poetry Slam All of lont row: Kristen Davis, Stephanie Coartney, Heather Belmonte, the campus was invited to participate in LIS events iiyme Blandford. Tina Napper and Mandy Graves throughout the semester. Table Talk Members of LIS have dinner together before judging the Poetry Slam. Prizes were awarded in many different categories. EsJr S iff ■kw ^L^Hi 89 /VfcK Radi& The McK Radio club was established this year. It is a student-run organization dedicated to bringing informative and interesting online broadcasts to the McKendree community and the entire world. Students wrote, produced and broadcasted programs each weel throughout the academic year 2007-2008 McKendree Radio Deanne Puloka, Ivan Stoyanov, Ann Hedtkamp and Jason Maclin ftwrwuttee The Environmental Awareness Committee was established to help the campus community to reduce, reuse and recycle. In addition to sponsoring contests to encourage paper recycling, the committee encouraged computer and electronics recycling. During Earth Day celebrations, the committee sponsored a week of activities aimed at creating an environmental consciousness on campus. 90 2007-2008 Environmental Awareness Committee Front row: Dr. Betsy Keigher, Natalie Turner, Theresa Schmitt, Miranda Linneman and Bhushan Shrestha. Middle row: Martha Eggers. Back row: Steve Barz, Nishant Timilsina, Dr. Peter Will, Ed Willett and Dr. Duane Olson. Unique \yu-nek\ adjective Def : 1 . existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics 2. having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparaPle McKendree University is home to 1787 undergraduate students and 960 graduate students. No two are alike; each is unique in his or her own way. Though we share common interests and the common bond as McKendree students, we are all different. We bring something special to the campus through our diversity, which, in turn, yields something entirely beautiful. Not only are we unique in regard to inner characteristics, but we are unique in appearance as well. Portrait 91 Seniors Adam Bailey 92 Jaclyn Barczewski Robert Barizer Me«an Barker Caitlin Barrows Ckee of 2003 Jennifer Boot Kelly Boxdorfer Shekinah Boyd Sheni Bradlev Adrienne Branger 93 Q&c&ore H&* ^v «SP **■' < r y M^ , \ \ Danny Chisamore III 94 Annie Clark Belinda Clark Anthony Clervi George Clevenger Chee of 2003 Melinda Dickhaut Katie Dienell Bradley Dietrich Erica Dieu Clint Dintelman 95 Saniore Andrea Fohne Kyle Foster Cbee of 2005 Emily Gonzalez Amanda Graves Stephen Gregory Beckv Greiman Jeremy Grimes 97 Seniors Kara Grossmann Catherine Gryzmala Cole Harres * 1 Emily Hart Kathryn Hasheider Andrea Hawkins Ashley Hayes Krescenda Heidelberg Jake Heil MX Chee of 2006 Phil p Heller y ■m -"" 1 I , IH^B^. mS hti 1 Sloane Hertlein Matthew Hellmann Nicole Hemker Zanny Henseler Troy Herri nt Nathan House Chad Hudson Jenna Huelsman Kara llinul i \i. Kyle Ilges 99 Seniors Amber Kimmle 100 Nicole Kirk Ryan Klier Brian Kloppenburg Amber Kloss Chee of 2.005 Daniel Lee Steven Loftus Courtney Logan Willie Logan Charity Lowry 101 Senlore Lauren Meyer 102 Kevin Miessner Man Miles Christina Miller Dana Miller Cteee of 2008 Brian O'Donnell Rachael Ostertag Laura Oughton Brandon Owens Eric Owens 103 Zackery Rednour 104 Lauren Reece Molly Reed Jonathon Reeves Ml Cory Renner Chee of 2003 Travis Rosenthal Allen Rudd Miriam Ruiz 105 Seniors Jonathan Siegel L06 Danny Siegler Holley Sierra Amanda Simpson Michael Siverly Natalie Turner Jon Turski Gretchen Ulfert rittany Ulrich Matt Upehureh 107 Seniors Matt Whetstone Amanda Williams IDS Terry Williams Tim Williams Jeffrey Wingbermuehle Qaee of 2003 Allison Witt Joseph Witthaus II \pril York Jeffrey Young Not Pictured Jenna Altadonna Gregory Hitchens Jermaine Myers Ariane Sendejas Dan Bleisch Adam Huebner Glenis Pino Danny Sewell Xitiz Chamling Winston Hutton Ryan Polete Derrick Summerlin Christopher Chipman Kenyota Johnston Daniel Quinn Tamara Tally Jessica Colvin Shauna Johnston Paula Quinones Anuj Tripathi Maria Dempster Elizabeth Juehne Ashlie Reader Lucille Vasquez Jesse Essenpreis Carol Kadonsky Gretchen Riebeling Stanley Ware Kevin Evers Jason McKinney Kimberly Riley Susan Young Julianne Harris Patricia Mesnard Brandyn Roe Hillary Hines Nicolas Mosca Whitney Ruebhausen Coffee and Claus Erica Seibel and junior Jake Harris take time to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. Not Your Everyday Super Heroes Joe Geimer and Brian Kloppenburg having fun at the Boo Bash. Peace and Skating NIL) student, Jenna Mueth, and McK students Adam Schwind, Sarah Haas and Beth Newman skate in the rain at Stienberg Outdoor Ice Skating Rink in Forest Park. L09 Junl are w%^ s - < ) '"■■ J Jessica Brace I 1(1 Qaee of 2009 Ashley Dachsteiner C 1 J Jamie Dare Sara Darnold Joseph Dickman 111 Juniors Tommy Fe f*\. P^^^ r' \ Jacob Gehrs Lucas Gehrs Cteee of 2009 I Shaw na Graddv Cara Gramlich Antonio Greer Terrence Greer Chad Hackstadl Cassandra Hard\ 1 ( ^ < > < v* ' )' Ann Hedtkamp ^ Jamie Hoerchler andon Holtmann ^ ■_ Courtney Hopkins Kimberh Horton 113 Junlorc Amanda LaGrow Kevin Lambert Ashley Lee Ckee of 2009 Juniors Bonnie Retailer Cteee of 2009 Lynelle Smith Meean Smith Sarah Smothe Melinda Sparks Robert Spells Sandra Spells 117 Junlorc Michael Wagner Tarrah Waener Ashley Walker Jermaine Wave Chee of 2009 Damn Winkeler Jamie Winkeler Laura Winkeler Erin Woolery Sophy Yapsabila Emily Zitta Not Pictured Kellie Alfarran Victoria Galle Renate Newingham Gareth Batchelor Christopher Gloeckner Tracy Oglesby Jessica Blazewicz Allison Hasenstab Danielle Orrell David Brown Amber Jennings Amanda Schadowsky Jamie Bump Luna Kafley Ashley Schmidt Jessikah Clark Alicia Kirchner Melissa Schuetz David Cox Debra Kleinik Daryl Schwoebel Coltin Cunningham Seth Knopp Amy Szabolicsi Shelly Dall Margaret Lopez Alicia Timmermann Nicholas Dreyer Michelle Medina Kristopher Vaughn Aisha Fogle Jennifer Morgan Julius Williams Paul Franklin Julie Mueth Jonathan Young No, We Don't Always Dress This Way! (Below) Sara Darnold, Jennifer Fletcher, senior Rachel Johns and Lauren Szakielo are ready to go to a Halloween party. Sinking? (Above) Beth Schweirjohn attemps to not sink in the snow from the Winter Storm on February 1, 2008. This Is My Story Kamara Owens tells her character's side of the story in the Fal Play The Laramie Project. 119 Sophomores Cteeeo? 2010 Jamie Dickerman Jeffrey Dillovs Brandon Duncan Kristen Eckstadt I2l Sophomoraa Kayla Gelarden Subhash Ghimire Cteeeof 2010 Janus Holmes Eric Holtkamp Camoi Walton Hood Matthew Jannings 123 Sophomores Jennifer Lverla Qaeeot 2010 Sophomores Class of 2010 Amanda Snyder Lauren Steirer lames Stenson 1 Ashley Stewart 127 Sophomores Nicole Wilhelm Tiffan\ Wilk-lm Cteeeo? 2D\0 Jeremy Worden Chelsev Workman njamin York 1 J Chn tina Young Michelle Zimmerman Not Pictured Cherryl Amison Robert Lyons Michael Segura Ashish Bajracharya Chelsey McCarthy Antonio Smith Chadiola Chumney Amanda Melton Luke Smith Charles Cox Michelle Musko Lakshmi Tammineedi Audri Cunningham Peter Palermo Blake Thole Coreen Ellis James Paradis Justin Titsworth Amanda Hastings Prakash Pathak Dorothy Wheeler Kristina Hoelscher Braxton Raben Raymond Wuerffel Meghan Kellett Kelsey Risman Trent Yoder Jesse King Kari Roles Nicolai Klenk Andrew Sanchez m J d^i ^^^^, 1" **%WtW~ "■' _ -M mm i Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen Stacie Banjavcic realizes that she still has two more years before she graduates! Tiny Bubbles Erica Blair is easily amused while blowing bubbles on a road trip. I Could Have Danced All Night Josie Juelfs finds the love of her life in Homer Simpson. i:<> fir&t-Y&are 3 Ashley Agee HPT- ■ f^'-a Ufcw/ _ Shaun Andrads Megan Ansley David Armbruster Amanda Alaivan KvleBieke Annie Bierman Renee Amann ^irtHIffiw Brian Bierman Qaeeof 2011 FWfc-Yeare Michael Franks Cheeof 2011 FWfc-Yearc Ruven Kloecker Allen Kohnen Justin (Cruep Qaeeot 2011 Lilmon Mathews Vernon Matin fir^fc-Yeare Kmi Niemann Cheeof 2011 Dan Pettibone Wmsp Aaron Phemister Robert Poland Kyle Poison Jason Ralph Josh Rathmann Christopher Ra\ fir&b-Y&are Cteeeo? 2011 firet-Yeare ~ Qaee of 20 1 1 Andy Wolff Lindsev Woodard J Jessica Wright Li/ Yanko Matthew Young Tommy Young Nrt Pictured Clifton Bierman Aisha Franklin Jessica Kitchen Corina Stanley Charlotte Bingham Eddie Garrett Lindsay Loesche Kacie Tischhauser Anita Bohn Rajith George Danielle Long Thaddeus Van Ness Kristin Chism Jason Hill Jacob Mathis Deanne Wagner Tyler Demar Kevin Holliday Ashley McCall Brandon Williams Jennifer Durbin Willie Johnson Thomas Renth Christopher Williams Dominique Evans Willie Jubiter Benyaniin Robinson Travis Winters Manam Faisal Teresia Kiarie Sarah Schofield Duncan Zinck I 10 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Rory Scher. Rocio Martinez, Racheal Joyce and Jessica Haas get to know each other while they wait in the Lair for NSO to begin. Technical Girl Stephanie Johnston works the lights and sound for "The Laramie Project", the Theater Department's Fall Play. ^ ■-'. **£ 141 y Unrs ■III ■■■■A ^w^ ►\ ^^^1 ^^^ ■* ' ' Usaful \yus-fel\ adjective Def: 1. being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous, helpful, or of good effect. 2. of practical use, as for doing work; producing material results; supplying common needs Commercials, billboards, and endorsements bombard us in many ways everyday. The world of advertising continually surrounds us. At times, it opens our eyes to the otherwise unknown. Yet, when abused and overused, advertising can also be a constant pollutant of our natural environment. It has the ability to leave us with a lasting impression, especially the advertising in this book. Advertising can be a good thing to have. It exposes its audience to products and services of which it might otherwise be unaware. Plus, possibly more importantly, from a Yearbook Staff perspective, advertising helps raise funds to produce the book, an everlasting impression of McKendree University during the 2007-2008 academic year. Advarfcteamarrte [43 Congratulations Sarah! We are proud d all your hard work and accomplishments. Good luck in the future! Love, Mom, Dad and Tim ftstfi- You have always given your full effort and put your heart Into everything you attempt. That is what has made you successful this far In your life. Now as you begin a new adventure, your commitment and your passion for learning will make you an excellent model for the young children you will teach. Your faith has given you much strength along the way. Continue to put your trust In God and he will walk with you on all of your journeys wherever they may take you. We wish you happiness always. All our love, Mom and Dad They wfo dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream by night. Edgar /Nan Jayme, I remember years ago you painting this quote on your bedroom wall, not knowing at the time how appropriate it was. Your dreams and hard work have gotten you where you are. The years you've spent at McK have been a wonderful time in your life. You've experienced your 1 3th year of band, your 2 1 st birthday, moving truckloads of furniture back and forth every semester, 1/2 price appetizers at Applebee's, sledding on the golf course, midterms, mountains of papers, ice storms, power outages, your trip to England, movie marathons, a tornado, "the deer" and your little blue car, and oh yeah, an English degree. The people you've met during your time at McKendree have been a true blessing and many have become your second family. Keep those people close to your heart; they've played a part in who you are. So as you move on to the next chapter, remember those who have loved, supported, and encouraged you along the way... and always remember where your story began. We're so very proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad and Jared It's been another fast four years... well, really, a fast twenty-one years. Cbanh you! Cbanh you! Cbank you, Cauren! You have brought us immeasureable joy and happiness. (JQe are so very proud of you for so many reasons. Dad says, 'Be good, behave, have fun." Mom says, Dig in, sweetie! Its a wonderful life." Cove you always, Hlways there - Mom, Dad & Matthew Psalm 374 [46 fijn, laughter &joy he the years have flown our little girl has grown. Amanda Elizabeth Rtes Class of 2003 With love from your family, Dad, Mom, Jeff & Beck! C0NGRATULAT10N5 We are eo proud ofYOUl 147 from X1C3^R -to &UUUVCX3k +o BEARCAT. CLonty^srirul-artrior*^ arid <3kooA 1-oeJc, Jon #VAonr»„ Dad, AridrvsvAr & Ryan Gary, Words cannot describe haw proud we are of all vouVe accomplished! We have thoroughly enpved watching vou become the persorLvou arc! We love vou from the bottom o( our heard Thanks for all the fun! Love always, Mom & John I IX You've met or introduced everyone from NASA astronaunt Sandra Magnus, to Congressman Jerry Costello to former Vice President and Nobel Prize Winner Al Gore to United States Senator Ted Kennedy. You were a Mighty Maroon for your work in chemistry. We had to deal with your experiments in our kitchen. TAKAYAMA You've studied in Japan and Spain, and you've traveled the country winning countless awards for the McKendree Speech & Debate Team You double majored in biology and political science and managed to carry a 4.0. You were president of Student Government Association, one of the captains of the Speech & Debate Team, and the sports editor of the A/lcKendree Review, not to mention numberous other activities. You were recognized as McKendree's Lincoln Laureate for the 2007-2008 year. Your love for international politics shines through every time you give an extemp speech, so it's no surprise that you're going to law school next year to study international law. But where will you go next? Love - Mom & Dad 149 Jacob, You know yodre blessed wfien you ha/e a son you really belbve in-wfien you bok at him 2nd see, abo/e all else, the tabrrt and the determination to accompleh vMat&/er he puts his heart strti his mind to. Thatfs the kind of son we haze in you, 2nd'\fm cold wish just one thing for you on yar graduation, it woubl be thfe: May you always belb/e in yoirself the way we belbve in you We fo/e you very much, E3ubba Mom 2nd Dad Congratulations Yearbook Seniors! Thank you for all your hard work! We II miss you next year! James Cob Sarah Haas Tina Napper i3et;h Newman virww.li.o; 618-235-1703 I~t 9 s CL'boxj.'t hvotju i/ou li-ud Commercial Door & Services, Inc John Junge Cell: 314-393-6843 Fax: 314-867-1350 E-mail: email@example.com Offices In: St. Louis, Mo 63136 and O'Fallon, IL 62269 Door, Frames, & Hardware - Storefronts Electronic Access Hardware - Custom Doors Caviratdatw& to the Qsee of 200& MCKENDREE UNIVERS ITY ALUMNI Wefcome from the 1 5,000+ members of the Alinni As&xiatbn. 152 Hate off to You The McKendrean Staff would like to especially thank all those who aided in the creation of this book. For the donation of photos we thank the following: Sara Darnold, Rebekah Diers, Jessica Edwards, Emily Gonzalez, Maegan Hamilton, Ashley Jelks, Sara Johnson, Kelly Knauer, Katie Kovarik, Dana Maedge, Trevor Maloch, Megan McQuiston, Jenny Mennerick, Molly Reed, Ashlie Reader, Kaitlyn Richter, and Tucker Sears. We want to thank all the parents and businesses that purchased ads. These ads help make the creation of the yearbook possible. McKandraa Univareitty 153 Hotee from tha Editors Pefch Newman Lauren Het/fcenhauean 154 This has been an interesting and very packed year. It feels like just yesterday that I began my final year at the new McKendree University. With student teaching during second semester, I felt uneasy about having time to get everything done. Together we managed and actually got the book most of the way done before the year ended. Looking back, I realize that this book has brought many relationships and opportunities that I would not have, had I not become involved. I have come to know more people at McKendree than I thought I would. These relationships have helped me become a stronger leader. I hope to take the many skills that I learned throughout the years of working on Yearbook with me into my teaching career. Never know, having a Yearbook background just might put me on top of the stack for an interview. I would like to personally thank Jeff Campbell, Lauren Hettenhausen, Sarah Haas and Tina Napper- without all of us working together we could have never accomplished another outstanding book. We almost finished everything before graduation, I think it might be a record! I think that we have improved our work output greatly. My best wishes go out to the 2007-2008 staff in their future endeavors and good luck to the 2008-2009 Staff! Looking back at the 2007-2008 McKendree University yearbook, it is hard to see where the time has gone. As l am writing this note, I have just finished my last exam of the Spring 2008 semester, and we are close to completing the yearbook. (Hooray!) It seems like it was only yesterday that we began preparation for this book in early Fall 2007, discussing theme and cover options. These first decisions not only set the tone for the book but also set the tone for remainder of the year. Collaboration on topics, paired with the divide and conquer method, allowed for everyone to take an active role in the completion of this book. The publication of volume 91 of the McKendrean marks my second year as a co-editor, and therefore second year that I am able to whole-heartedly thank co-editor Beth Newman, yearbook student worker Sarah Haas, proofreader Tina Napper, and yearbook advisor Jeff Campbell. They poured their hearts into yearbook endeavors and really took the initiative needed to successfully complete this book. I would also like to sincerely thank the rest of the yearbook staff for the time, effort, and dedication that they put into the production of the 2007-2008 yearbook. Though it is not a simple task, we worked together to get the job done. Working on a staff like this is a great life lesson in teamwork, dedication, and organization. To be quite honest, there is no way to do it alone Thanks to everyone who made this possible, especially those of you who kept me on my toes and kept the production of this book rolling. At one of our infamously fun workdays, l heard that the question of whether McKendree needed a yearbook at all had been raised in the University's administration; it was suggested that the yearbook be replaced with electronic storage of photos and news. While technology allows us to do great things, I would suggest that electronic storage is a great partner for the traditional yearbook rather than an easy replacement. There is no doubt that the yearbook is a great deal of work, but in the long run, l strongly believe that all of the work is worth it. There is just something refreshingly antiquated about looking through a yearbook; because of this, I am proud to call myself a member of the yearbook staff. Regardless of the future of the yearbook as we know it, l am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with a fantastic group of people on McKendree university's first, and hopefully not last, yearbook. \bbott. Fiona 92 \ckerman, Mane 92 \dair, Brittani 67. 120 dams, Can 110 \damson, Wade 110 \domanis, Zak 55 \gee, Ashley 60, 64, 130 \hlemeyer, Ryan 53, 92 !\lbers, Carrie 33, 110 fibers, Crystal 130 vldridge, Courtney 52, 64, 92 islemond, Jillian 92 Jewme, Dr Alan 42 Oexander, Jeremy 74, 90, no \llgire, Collin 130 Jlison, Keri 120 4s. Adam 120 \llsup. Anthony 120 Jmeida, Marie 130 Ostat, George 120 \ltman, Alex 120 Jvarado, Suzanne 54, 130 Jvin, Joy 92 i vmann, Renee 130 (vmerson, Lindsay 52, 85, 110 , vnastasia, Matt 130 oiderson, Emily 87, 120 inderson, Lauren 23, 92 vnderson, Susan 31 aidrady, Shaun 130 *ndrews, Christopher Ray 73, 1 10 vndrews, Robert 7, 92 ; ingelo, Amanda 110 ingelo, Dominic 92 ! insley, Megan 50, 130 Krentsen, Casie35, 110 Krentsen, Kevin 31 [ irmbruster, David 130 ; ^mbruster, Katie 92 vrnold, James 92 [-mold, Luke 120 irnold. Mike 71, 92 i moid. TJ, 54,92 vshford, Jamie 67, 92 Ltaiyan, Amanda 82, 130 Ltkins, Zach 59. 1 30 I .ttaway, Jane 42 | vtwood, Beau 130 I iyran, Jason 20 :aer, Amy 92 ahre. Heather 110 aig, Shazad 42 ailey, Adam 59, 74, 92, 141 iaillie, Whitney 82, 130, 143 ajracharya, Ashish 82 : taker. Jenna 130 laker, Krystin 59, 86, 91, 120, 143 ianjavcic, Stacie 23. 31, 35, 76, 120, 129 ( arczewski, Jaclyn 92 liarfield, Dr Melissa 13, 42 larger, Cassie 66, 120 larger, Robert 51, 92 barker, Aubra 120 barker , Megan 18, 19,92 arker, Sonya 110 lames, Samantha 110 arnett Jr., Rickey 55, 130 arnett, Aaron 130 harrett, Tom 130 [arrow, Lizzy 130 i arrows, Caitlin 6, 69, 92 lartok, Jason 130 liarton, Russ 74 'arz, Steve 42, 90 atchelor, Careth47, 51,85 ates, Danielle 84, 130 lathon, Jessica 120 jaucom, Josh 120 lauersachs, Jennifer 81,1 30 laugh, Justin 120 .iaum, Jake 130 ayer, Zac 93 Bayles, Luke 93 Bean, Evelyn 52 Beasley, Matt 55, 130 Beaven, Lowell 93 Becker, Alicia 36, 93 Begeman, Jordan 130 Beiermann, Kelly 35, 62, 93 Beimfohr, Erik 120 Beimfohr, Joe 120 Bell, Tatyana 79, 110 Bellm, Chris 65, 93 Belmonte, Heather 35, 71, 89, 110, 160 Belobraydich, Danielle 54, 130 Bennett, Richard 1 10 Bennett, Ryan 66, 130 Berger, Denise 86, 93 Berkemann. Jennifer 70, 120 Best, Emily 60, 110 Best, Gary 71, 93, 148 Best, Scott 83, 120 Bethel, Christopher 59 Betts, Bonita 1 10 Bhandari, Kumud 73, 93 Bieker, Kyle 130 Bierman, Annie 83, 130 Bierman, Brian 130 Bierman, Jordan 93 Biggerstaff , Ashley 67 Bigley, Alex 93 Billhartz, Scott 42 Billingslev, Ida 110 Binder, Austin 120 Birdnow, Dr Brian 42 Bisto, Dennis 1 10 Bittle, Heather 93 Biver, Michelle 74, 120 Black, Matthew 93 Blackwell, Lora 2, 57, 131, 141 Blair, Erica 22, 23, 76, 120,129, 141 Blandford, Jayme 31. 37, 89. 93, 143, 146, 160 Blankenhorn, Stephanie 131 Blasdel, Joe 42 Blasdel, Josie 42 Bleisch, Dan 51 Bodem, Roy 93 Boeschen, Brooks 53, 110 Boggs, David 41, 42 Bohannon, Heath 110 Bohnenstiehl, Jason 110 Bonvle, Scott 110 Boots, Jennifer 35, 93 Borders, Rhiannon 110 Bornheimer, Mary 42 Borum, Dustin 131 Boudet, Emily 23, 69, 87 Boudreau, Dr Brenda 22, 36, 42 Boulicault, Janelle 120 Boxdorfer, Kelly 83, 93 Boyd, Kris 66, 120 Boyd, Shekinah 93 Boyer, Kelly 31, 110 Brace, Jessica 110 Bradley, Sherri 93 Brand, Rebecca 110 Branger, Adnenne 93 Braundmeier, Adam 53. 131 Brede, Sarah 50, 131 Brickey, Carrie 131 Brierly, James 42 Briefly, Raymond 37, 94 Briner, Andrew 131 Briner, Emily 6, 69, 94 Brink, Gary 42 Britton, Mary 24, 32, 110 Brock, Eric David 120 Brown, Candace 110 Brown, Christopher 131 Brown, Jeffrey 37, 58, 59, 120 Brown, Jon 82, 88, 94 Brown, Lawrence 55. 131 Brown, Rosza23, 79, 131 Brown, Tonya 59, 79, 120 Brubaker, Nicole 31 Brunhaver, Mary 94 Bryan, Brittany 91, 94 Bryan, Heath 131 Bryant, Josh 55, 120 Buck, Larry 110 Buckley, Bridget 86, 120 Buehlhorn, Beth 42 Buehne, Adam 65, 94 Bullock, Josephine 110 Bundy, Jason 88, 94 Burcham, Dr Stanley 42 Burke, Chris 79, 131 Burke, lantha 58, 94 Burleson, Hannah 47, 52, 94 Burns, Jean 111 Burton, Roy 74 Busekrus, Jackie 33, 94 Bynoe, Curtley 94 c Callis, Bryan 59, 79, 111 Calvin, Tol 55, 111 Campailla, Daniele51. 131 Campbell, Brent 53, 111 Campbell, Jeff 42, 70 Campbell. Jennifer 35, 40, 72, 120 Campbell, Lisa 10 Campbell, Man 1 1 1 Campbell, Robby 2, 10, 19, 31, 35, 38, Canada, Megan 2. 27, 121 Carney, Erica 94 Carnoali, Vicky 131 Carpenter, Jacob 131 Carroll, Bobbie 83, 87, 131 Casper, Dan 88 Cassidy, Craig 61, 121 Casteel, Clint 131 Catalano, Alex 131 Cerrillo, Adrian 55, 131 Chambers, Andrew 1 1 1 Chambers, Pam 42 Chamlmg, Xitiz 34 Chandler, William 1 1 1 Chapman. Angela 131 Chapman, Mark 65, 74. 121 Chappell, Nicole 50, 94 Chatham, Jennifer 111 Cheesman, Andrew 111 Cheesman, Michael 74, 75, 94 Chenault, Marlone 131 Cherry, Ritchie 79, 81, 121 Cherukuri, Poorna 42 Chisamore III, Danny 54, 94 Chism, Kristin 59 Christensen, Lindsey 40, 64. 86, 121 Ciccarelli, AJ 55, 121 Cipfl, Dr Joseph 42 Clark, Angie 52, 94 Clark, Belinda 94 Clark, Kyle 53, 131 Clark, Rachel 22, 111 Clarke, Lanece 59, 121 demons, Marcus 131 Clervi, Anthony 65, 75, 94 Cleveland, Katelyn 50, 111 Clevenger, George 94 Cloyd, Reggie 131 Coartney, Stephanie 31, 71, 89, 121, 141, 160 Coble, Erin 95 Coble, Tracy 131 Codispoti, Janice 111 Coffee, Zachery 111 Cogdill, Troy 111 Cokel, Mark 65, 131 Cole, Jacqueline 95 Cole, James 2, 20, 33, 36, 37, 95 Cole, Laron 111 Cole, Ray Ray 50 Coleman, Josh 111 Collins, Ann 13 Collins. Danielle 52, 121 Colvin, Emily 56, 131 Colvin, Heather 56, 95 Colvin, Jessica 11, 35 Conley, Erin 87, 131 Connell, Matt 131 Conner, Erin 9, 29, 37, 71, 82, 83, 95, Connor, Adam 75, 111 Cook, Melissa 95 Copeland, Bonita 111 Copelin, Brad 61. 131 Coppinger, Clarence 82, 121, 143 Correale, Brittany 1 1 1 Corngan. Dr Nora 42, 89 Costello, Georgia 9 Costello, Joshua 111 Cox, Brie-Anne 1 1 1 Cox, Michael 132 Crane, Trevor 132 Cravens, Kelsey 111 Crawford, Andrew 51, 111 Crawford. Zach 53. 74, 111 Criddle, Cassandra 132 Crowe, Cassandra 132 Crowe, Kyle 95 Cummings, Scott 59 Cummins, Ashley 50, 121 Cunningham, Steven 121 Curulewski, John 59, 121 D Dachsteiner, Ashley 111 Dains, Elizabeth 64. 121 Dale, Eric 111 41, 94 Daniels, Chris 111 Daniels, Mark 65, 121 Daniels, Patti 42 Dare, Jamie 87, 1 1 1 Darnold, Sara 27, 58, 59, 73, 111, 119, 143 Daugherty, Leslie 42 Davinroy, Adam 65, 121 Davis, Kristen 23, 31, 86, 89, 95, 160 Davis, Lawrence 95 Davis, Matt 121 Davis, Sheree 121 Davis, Zach 75, 121 Dawson, Doria 121 Dawson, Tirzah 31, 121 Day. Michael 95 Daylor, Mary Frances 42 DeBoe, Jonathan 31 Deboer, Christina 95 Decker, Samantha 121 DeGroot, Allison 52, 95 DeLorme, Scott 26, 132 Denman, Jennifer 132 Dennis, Dr Jim 3, 9, 12, 25, 42, 141, 142 Deters, Kathenne 95 Detmer, Candace 31 Detmer, Kenny 61, 121 Devine, Andrew 121 Devine, Sarah 121 Devkota, Prajwal 95 Devlin, Naomi 6, 27, 132 Dew, Tim 29, 35, 51, 95, 153 Dickerman, Jamie 34, 121 Dickhaut, Melinda 95 Dickman, Joseph 65, 75. 111 Dienell, Jaime 50 Dienell, Katie 95 Diers, Rebekah27, 31, 54, 112 Dietrich, Bradley 51, 95 Dietrich, Jaclyn 112 Dieu, Erica 95 Dillingham, Rob 23, 76. 112, 141 Dillow, Jeffrey 22, 121 Dmtelman, Clint 95 Distler, Carrie 86, 96 Dolan, Drew 51, 132 Dolmage, Josh 132 Donahue, Brennan 132 Donahue, Chris 53, 112 Donahue, Ryan 53, 132 Donze, Charlie 53, 112 Dorris, Amanda 112 Dorris, Jake 84, 132 Dougherty, Bret 112 Douthit, Casandra 112 Dressier, Amanda 96 Dressier, Ashley 60, 132 Dreyer, Nicholas 53 Duff, Dr Gerald 42 Dulski, Anne 42 143 Duncan, Brandon 121 Duncan, Reginald 31 Dunnigan, Brad 65, 132 Dunning, Ashley 86 155 Dutton, Christine 132 Dye, Dr. Heather 42 Eanes, Ciera 112 Eanes, Otis 121 Earley, Jay 132 Echelbarger. Eric 42, 61 Eckart. Bethany 112 Eckelkamp. Sarah 50, 132 Eckstadt, Kristen 24, 32, 121 Eddington, Jantzen 74, 85 Edgar, Bryan 122 Edwards Jr. James 96 Edwards Bertrand, Jennifer 8 Edwards, Allison 122 Edwards, Jessica 96 Edwards, Jonathan 96 Edwards, Kamsha 96 Edwards, Tinah 32, 67, 122 Edwards, Tom 55, 112 Eggers, Martha 73. 90 Eggleston, Dr Tami 42 Ehlers, Nicholas 122 Ehrhardt, Lauren 122 Eilermann, Emily 83, 132 Eilers, Katie 66, 69, 86, 122 Elders, Garrett 122 Elders, Heather 9, 60, 96 Eldridge, Carolyn 132 Elfnnk, Vandora 31 Eller, Britney 58, 59, 132 Eller, Kyle 132 Ellington, Sherman 112 Elliott, Lucy 50, 96 Ellis, Kara 37, 86,91, 96, 142, 143 Ellsworth, Jessica 112 Embrich, Mandy 112 Emerick, Michelle 96 Emig, Lindsey 132 Englund, Amanda 74, 87, 122 Ennolu, Omoniyi 112 Erley, John 122 Erschen, Michele 43 Ervin, Chris 66, 132 Evans, Adrienne 43 Evans, Jared Michael 24, 32, 35, 41 Evans, Zach 53, 112 Eveland, Lauren 122 Everett, Anna 32, 96, 141 Pagan, Rick 32, 41, 96 Faires, Zack 112 Fann, Brittany 122 Fanning, Wallace 74 Fark, Jordan 112 Farrar-Childs, Montez 122 Farrell. Amanda 10, 96, 143 Fee, Tommy 1 12 Feher, Dr James 43 Felippo, Antonella 96 Fero, Dr George 43 Fey, Leah 31 Field, Brittany 132 Fields, Chris 132 Finch, Jordan 57, 132 Fmley, Jason 84, 96 Fisher, Chris 132 Fitzgerald, Matthew 122 Fitzpatrick, Danielle 57, 96 Fitzsimmons, Ryan 53 Fletcher, Jennifer 27, 34,69, 73, 112, 119 Flick, Jacob 65, 75, 96 Flowers, Brandon 122 Flowers, Mariano 112 Fohne. Andrea 96 Fohne, Michelle 33, 112 Folk, Dr Patrick 46 Forbes, Jon 55, 122 Ford, Kelly 13 Ford, William 31 Foret, Kellye 112 Foster, Jessica 122 Foster, Kyle 96 Foster, Shelli 97 Foster, Tern 112 Fouts, Heather 112 Fowler, Bernard 122 Fox, Jennifer 97 Francis, Malcolm 132 Francis, Richard 66, 122 Francis, Tamara 59, 122 Franks, Michael 59, 132 Frazier, Kasie60, 64, 132 Frederking, Dr Brian 43 Freeman, Lindsey 20, 50, 83, 122 Freivogel, Cory 29, 82, 122 French, Amber 86, 133 Freshour, Rebecca 35, 122 Frey, Ashley 112 Fricke, Aaron 122 Friedel, Matt 133 Frierdich, Eric 51, 112 Frizzo, Julie 86, 91, 122, 143 Fnzzo, Lauren 9, 35, 74, 97, 146 Fuehne, Lindsey 97 Fuhler, Nick 122 Fullerton, Katie 60, 122 Fulton, Nick 82, 97 Funk, Melissa 2, 133 Fust III, George 97 Fuzessery, Brittany 50, 97 Gagain, Terry 133 Galbraith, Connie 40 Galle, Victoria 35, 38 Gamble, Martell 133 Ganschinietz, Allison 22, 34, 97 Garland, Ashley 97 Garrels, Nichola 31 Garrison, Julie 60, 91, 112 Gass, Zachary 133 Gayfield, Tommy 59 Cayford, Katy 43 Geary, Deborah 122 Gehrs, Jacob 112 Cehrs, Lucas 112 Geimer, Joe 88, 97, 109 Gelarden, Kayla 67, 82, 122 Gentzll, Eric 65, 122 Genz, Scott 51, 97 Gerler, Suzy 10, 37, 60, 97 Gerstner, Brent 97 Geyer, Caitlm 67 Chimire, Subhash 73, 82, 83, 122 Cibbs, Kari 6, 22, 97 Gibson, Miranda 66, 123 Gibson, Stacy 31 Gibson, Ted 82, 133 Giesin, Ron 133 Giger, Amber 1 13 Giles, Marsha 43 Gillman, Aija 2, 123 Gin, Jessica 6, 73, 78, 133 Gisher. Zach 113 Gladney, Kanish 34 Glasgow, Chynna 133 Glass Jr, Cory 133 Glasscock, Catherine 123 Glielmi, Michael 123 Gnaedinger, Deanna 113 Goddard, Marsha 43 Godfrey, Neil 123 Goetzl, Derek 65, 113 Goforth, Chris 97 Gonzalez, Daniel 63 Gonzalez, Emily 39, 97, 142 Gooch, Mychal 123 Goodman, Nic89, 113 Gordon, Dr, Betsy 43, 74 Gotto, KandaceH3 Gouchenouer, Brad 123 Graddy, Shawna 113 Graham, Cedrick 123 Graham, John 43 Gramlich, Cara 113 Graves, Amanda 89, 97, 160 Graves, Monica 31, 123 Gray, Lindsey 133 Gray, Russell 43 Greathouse. Brian 31 Green, Cicely 78, 80, 133 Green, Erick 123 Greenfield, Dr John 31, 43 Greer, Antonio 113 Greer, Terrence 113 Gregory, Stephen 34, 37, 59, 88, 97, 141 Greiman, Becky 29, 35, 97 Grimes, Jeremy 97 Grogan, Matt 55, 98 Grommet, Caitlin 31, 98 Gross, Sarah 98 Grossmann, Kara 98 Groves, Joshua 123 Gryzmala. Catherine 8, 9, 35, 38, 71, 98 Guhrs, Dillon 133 Guillet Ryan 55, 133 H Haas, Jessica 133, 140 Haas, Melissa 43 Haas, Sarah 1, 2, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 37, 70, 76, 77, 98, 109, 142, 143, 144 Hackmann, Bethany 80 Hackstadt, Chad 113 Haeffele, Ryan 53. 98 Haerter, Willmar 123 Haider, Kristen 62 Hale, VaShaun 1 33 Halfond, Dr Irwin 43 Hall, Chris 21. 43 Hall, Darren 133 Hamilton, Maegan 69, 75, 86, 123 Hamilton, Stephen 66, 123 Hamlin, Samantha 2, 56, 133 Hammond, Erin 69, 77 Hampton, Santiago 51, 98 Hamrick, Catherine 75 Hanke, Timothy 133 Hankins, Dr Dawn 1, 10, 43 Hankins, Evelyn 31 Hanner, Brandon 133 Hardy, Cassandra 113 Harpstrite. Todd 65, 98 Harres, Cole 51, 98 Harris, Amber 20, 87, 98 Harris, Ashley 59, 113 Harris, Cory 133 Harris, Jake 88, 113 Harris, Jasper 33 Harris, Julianne 11 Harris, Matthew 98 Harris, Nathan 32, 35, 38,41, 98 Harris, Shantelle 113 Harris, William 109 Harrison, Mike 74 Harrison, Rev Dr Tim 23, 43, 76, 77 Harsey, Denise 98 Hart, Emily 98 Hartman, Sam 50, 133 Hartsoe, Ashley 67 Hartung, Derek 123 Hash, Ashley 64, 133 Hasheider, Kathryn 36, 98 Haskins, Dr William 1, 29,43 Hatfield, Jordan 123 Hausmann, Miki 43 Hawkins, Andrea 98 Hawkins, Kevin 55, 113 Hayden, Ryan 133 Hayes, Ashley 50, 98 Hayes, Meg 73, 113 Haynes, Simeon 133 Hedtkamp, Ann 90, 113 Hegger, Nick 123 Heidelberg, Krescenda 98 Heiden, Jessica 1 13 Hell, Jake 2, 24,32, 74, 81,98, 141 Heizer, Sarah 72, 74 Heller, Philip 99 Hellmann, Matthew 33, 99 Hellmann, Nicole 1 13 Hemker, Nicole 99 Hemmer, Joshua 113 Henderson, Jerod 113 Henke, Joshua 26, 133 Henseler, Zanny 99 Henss-Nunn, Connie 43 Herring, Troy 33, 99 Herrington, Brandon 123 Hertlein, Sloane 64, 99 Hesse, Donna 31 Hettenhausen, Chelsea 26, 72, 74, 123 Hettenhausen, Lauren 2, 29, 30, 31, 70, 91, 113, 154, 160 Hevner, Jason 99 Hickman, Meesheca 79, 123 Hicks, Adam 55, 99 Hicks, Lewis 133 Hilding, Mary 99 Hilkey, Patti 133 Hill, Tressa 31 Hiller, Devin 133 Hmkle, Bethany 66, 86, 123 Hitchcock, Stephanie 134 Hitchens, Greg 51 Hoag, David 33 Hobble, Eric 61, 134 Hock, Marcy 113 Hodges, David 113 Hoerchler, Jamie 113 Hoff , Madeline 99 Hoffmann, Holly 99 Hogan, Holly 113 Hohl, Emily 72, 91,99 Holdener, Kelly 99 Holdener, Tyler 123 Holderfield, Lindsey 99, 153 Holderman, Samantha 123 Holderread, Blake 134 Hollis, Gail 43 Holly, Drew 134 Holly, Megan 86, 123 Holmes, Jarius 51, 123 Holtgrave, Elaine 33 Holtgrave, Suellen 43 Holtkamp, Eric 123 Holtmann, Brandon 65, 113 Hood, Camoi Walton 123 Hopkins, Courtney 113 Hopkins, Jon 134 Hopkins, Nicholas 99 Horner, Kristy 43 Horstmann, Stephanie 134 Horton, Kimberly 1 13 Horton, Scott 114 Houk, Debbie 43 House, Nathan 99 Howell, Jennifer 134 Huber, Qumn 114 156 iHudson, Chad 59, 99 JHuebner, Erica D 114 Huelskamp, Tyler 134 Huelsman, Jenna 74, 99 iHulse, Cynthia 33 Hund, Kara 99 [iHunt, Jessica 123 'Hunter, Ashley 134 Hurd, Jordan 114 Hursey, Chris 134 Hustedde, Roselyn 43 Hutchison, Lewis 114 Hutton, Matt 123 Huxford, Dr Lyn 6, 22 llges, Kyle 53, 99 Jackson, Aimee 34, 69, 114 Lackson, Becky 100 ['Jackson, Khadija 134 [Jacob, Keith 100 Ijahn, Kyle 55, 114 ijahn, Ryan 55, 134 I James, Sam 51, 134 I Jannings, Matthew 51, 123 \ Jansen, Amber 114 Jansen, Brianne 114 [ Jeffers, Monica 114 Jelks, Ashley 79. 86, 100 I Jennings, Clarisa 59, 124 Jennings, Dr David 34, 43 i Jennings, Marshall 38, 114 I Jennings, Natalie 134 | Jens, Laura 114 I Jens, Michelle 134 I Jeremiah, Liz 34, 78, 1 14 I Johns, Rachel 27, 100, 119 I Johnson, Cale 65, 114 I Johnson, Chris 124 Johnson, Fiifi 134 I Johnson, Joshua 82, 100 I- Johnson, Kelsey 50, 83, 124 i Johnson, Sara 14, 22, 62, 100 I Johnson, Stephanie 140 | Johnson, Warren 31 I Johnston, Stephanie 24, 134 I Jones, Bethany 67 I Jones, Brad 100 | Jones, Brittnee'79, 124 I Jones, Dominique 59, 100 I Jones, Ethan 26, 80, 134 I Jones, Lauren 31. 114 I Jones. Valerie 100 I Jones, Whittnee'79, 124 I Jordan, Brandi 114 I Joseph, Harry 55, 114 I Josias, Christy 62 Ijouett, Charlie 124 I Joy, Katie 114 I Joyce, Rachael 140 I Joyce, Rachel 134 I Joyce, Sasha 59 I Juehne, Christine 23. 64, 86, 124 I Juelfs, Josie77, 81,124, 129 I Jung, Danielle 124 I Jurgensmeyer, Heather 100 I Kabbes, Jonathan 134 I Kadonsky, Michelle 8, 19. 38, 87, 100, 153 | Kaiser, Theresa 50, 134 I Kallal, Amanda 33. 124 I Kalmer, Brent 134 j Kamerman, Dana 34, 87, 124 I Kamp, Mindy26, 124 I Karner, Holly 24, 32, 54, 124 I Kasson, Terese 43 Kaufman, Ashley 100 ( Kee, Kaitlin 24, 32, 38, 124 Keener, Jonathon 65, 100 I Keigher, Dr. Betsy 43, 90 Kellerman, Brittany 66, 124 Kelly, Sean 134 Kelso, Robin 1 14 Kemp, Dr Jackie 11 Kennedy, Denise 78, 134 Kennedy, Terrence 134 Kern, Bre 43 Ketterer, StaceylOO Kettwich, Kellen 100 Kimbrough, John 69, 76, 134, 141 Kimmle, Amber 100 King, Jesse 59, 78 Kinsall, Kevin 124 Kinzinger, Sarah 134, 141 Kircher, Brandon 114 Kirk, Nicole 86, 100 Kirk, Robert 124 Kissel, Stephen 23, 76, 77, 114 Klenk, Nicolai 5 1 Klier, Ryan 100 Klmgelhoefer, Haley 60, 124 Kloecker, Ruven 63, 78, 134 Kloppenburg, Brian 38, 100, 109 Kloss, Amber 100 Kloss, Jeremy 124 Klueskens, David 53 Knauer, Kelly 23, 86, 87, 124 Knaus, Patrick 124 Knolhoff, Brett 114 Knolhoff, Nick 8, 101 Koble, Erin 7 Koerkenmeier, Brittney33, 124 Koerkenmeier, Brooke 33, 124 Koerkenmeier, Lisa 86, 101 Koester, Megan 43 Kohnen, Allen 66, 134 Koirala, Sudarsun 36, 74, 101 Kombrink, Katelyn 52, 114 Korobey, Kristine 124 Korte, Lauren 44 Kovank, Katie 60, 124 Kowzan, Bethany 30, 114 Kremmel, Clayton 114 Kriss, George 44 Krueger, Ashley 101 Kruep, Danielle 23, 101 Kruep, Justin 134 Kruep, Kelsey 135 Kruse, Kyle 114 Kula, Jill 31 Kull. Trenton 61, 101 Kunz, Jamie 101 Kupferer, Danny 86, 135 Kupferer, Robert 1 14 Kwas, Robby74, 124 Ladd, Timothy 124 Lagoski, Tammy 34, 101 LaGrow, Amanda 50, 114 Lam Yuen, Abraham 135 Lambert, Dr Sharon 44 Lambert, Kevin 114 Lance, Amanda 31, 60, 101 Landfried, Katie 11, 56, 101 Lanenga, Renee 34, 64, 101 Lang, Cassandra 101 Lang, Dr Sandra 33, 44 Lankford, Leah 31 Lanzone, Ashleigh 86, 101 Larson, Danielle 2, 24,86, 141 Larson, Debbie 44 Larson, Mari 135 Lattimore, Ashley 124 Lauber, Matt 101 Laur, Austin 2, 73, 135 Laurent, Jerry 135 Laux, Benjamin 101 Lawson, Darren 135 Lee, Ashley 79, 86, 114 Lee, Daniel 101 Lee, Kathenne 115 Lee, Steven 53, 124 Lehmann, Kelsey 135 Leonard, Cassandra 87 Leonard, Cherrikka 135 Leonard, Samantha 82, 83, 115 Lewallen, Amber 135 Lheureux, Jason 74, 83 Liddell, Tommie 135 Uening, Courtney 135 Lindstrom, Rebecca 33, 82, 1 15, 143 Lingle, Nathan 135 Linneman, Miranda 90, 135 Lloyd. Chelsea 1 15 Lobb, Brooke 66, 115 Lofink, Joseph 51, 115 Loftus, Steven 82, 83, 101, 143 Logan, Courtney 29, 82, 83, 101,143 Logan, Kori 31 Logan, Willie 59, 101 Lomax, Zach 135 Lonski, Madeline 135 Loschen, Courtney 1 15 Loudenslager, Daniel 23, 115 Lowe, Wade 55, 135 Lowell, Brittany 50, 115 Lowrey, Mote 44 Lowry, Charity 101 Luckenbill, Ben 135 Luckett, Blake 135 Lusch, Joshua 65, 135 Lyerla, Jennifer 124 Lyles, Bryant 8, 61,102 Lynch, Amanda 135 Mackey, Cindy 66 Maclin, Jason 88, 125 Maedge, Dana 22, 52, 115 Magnussen, Michelle 44 Mahan, Thomas 102 Malandrucco, Jon 125 Mallnch, Jan 44 MalOCh, Chas 55, 69, 85, 86, 88, 115 Maloch, Trevor 18, 85, 88, 102 Malone, Mollie 125 Mann, Jon 135 Mann, Mark 102 Manning, Kristie 35, 1 15 Manville, Tim 115 Marchal, Mary Frances 44 Marcum, Qumton 102 Marin, Carlos 34, 78, 115 Markham. Chris 23, 54 Markway, Brian 65, 1 15 Marquez, Andres 102 Marsaglia, Alex 66, 125 Martin, Sean 69, 88, 102 Martinez, Rocio2, 135, 140 Martiszus, Dana 66, 115 Mask, Danielle 135 Masterson, Ryan 18, 115 Mathews, Lilmon 69, 81, 83, 87, 88, 135 Mathis, Vernon 135 Mathy, Nicole 86, 125 Mattmiller, Tyler 65, 102 Matzenbacher, Cina 44 Maue, Angie64, 115 Mayer, Amber 102 Mayes, Melanie 102 Mayhew, Sally 44 Maze, Brianne 135 McBride, Shane 65, 125 McCall, Emanuel 125 McCalmont, Malinda 115 McCammon, Timothy 31 McCoy, Antonio 115 McDaniel, Keri 135 McDonald, Dr. Martha 44 McDowell, Hannah 21, 76, 135 McGinthy, Samuel 135 McKendree, Matt 69, 88, 115 McKmstry, Jon 136 McNear, Clinton 58, 59, 136 McQuaid, Lester 26 McQuiston, Megan 136 McQuiston, Scott 55, 1 36 Meacham, Jon 12 Meadows, Kate 102 Meeker, Melissa 33 Meisenheimer, Jeff 102 Melinder, Mike 44 Mellenthin, Nicholas 136 Meniere, Brandon 65, 102 Melly, Elias 59 Melton, Richie 2, 7, 73, 136 Mendes, Michael 58, 59. 136 Mendez, Mike 125 Menke, Dan 102 Menner, Jessica 102 Menner, Lauren 136 Mennerick, Jennifer 30, 62, 75, 83, 89, 115, 153 Meredith, NoelleH5 Merlenbach, Karrie 136 Merlenbach, Rachel 115 Meyer, Carrie 136 Meyer, Lauren 102 Meyer, Ryan 65, 125 Meyers, Amy 136 Midkiff, Jewels 125 Miessner, Kevin 102 Miles, Mary 102 Milkes, liana 50, 78, 136 Miller, Christina 102 Miller, Christopher 125 Miller, Dana 102 Miller, Erin 136 Miller, Jennifer 44, 52 Miller, Justin 136 Miller. Ryan 51, 115 Miller, Tobin 115 Miller, Zach 136 Mills, Laura 34, 78, 115 Millsap, Mario 136 Missey, Jeffrey 66 Mitchell, Jake 1 36 Mitchell. Tony 83, 115 Mitterer, Candace 125 Moll, Kyle 65, 136 Mondy, Chris 136 Monical, Sarah 125 Montville, Tiffany 115 Moody, Sandra 44 Moore, Dan 55, 125 Moore, John 53, 125 Moore, Steve 66, 115 Moore, Tyson 65, 125 Moravec, Stephen 116 Morrese, Valerie 24, 32, 103 Moss, Rachel 136 Motl, Kaitlyne 2, 3, 14, 22, 81, 87, 125 Mowers, Elizabeth 22, 24, 32, 125 Muckensturm, Jena 136 Mudd, Olivia 103 Mueller, Justin 66, 125 Mueller, Laura 37, 103, 143 Mueller, Sean 125 Mullins, Tim 44 Muren, Tyler 65, 136 Murray, Donald 136 Murray, Rhys 1 16 Musgrave, Meagan 136 Musick, Kyle 125 Musko, Shelly 56 Musselman, Whitney 125 Musser, Amy 103 Myers, James 44 Myers, Jermaine 59 Myrick, Megan 125 N Napper, Christina 2, 9, 27, 31, 37, 77, 89 103, 142, 153, 160 Nash, Troy 136 Nasser, Mitch 44, 74 Naumann, Diana 125 Nazzaro, Paul 61, 103 Neal, Maggie 103 Neal, Nicole 59, 125 Neighbors, Brian 53 Neighbors, Sean 103 Neisler, Mallory 76, 87, 136 Nelson, Deontrae 136 Nelson, Richard 125 Nepal. Prasanna 73. 83, 125 Neuman, Catie 35, 125 Neumann, Lorna 35, 83, 85, 87, 103 Newbold, Lindsay 64, 125 Newman, Beth 1,16, 20, 38, 68. l ib!76. 103, 109, 141, 142, 145, 154 Newsome, Leslie 67 Newton, Ashley 125 Nicely, Orion 59 Nicholas, Derrell 126 Nichols, Michael 105 Nickerson, Chris 26, 136 Niebrugge, Jon 103 Nielsen. Erica 136 Niemann, Kim 58, 59, 136 Niemeier. Ashley 137 Nieto, Hugo 34, 116 Nighohossian, Kyla 50. 137 Nigmatyanou, Evganiy 63 Nikolauzyk, Amber 64, 1 16 Nimmo, Josh 103 Nix, Kara 2, 137 Noeldner, Jason 103 Nolan, Ashley 26, 126. 141 NOlda, Scott 2, 35, 84, 116 Norman, Amy 137 Norrenberns, Bernard 126 Norton, Jonathan 31, 65, 103, 148 Novack, Blake 137 Nowell, Rebecca 31 Nowland. Adam 126 O'Donnell, Steven 37, 137, 153 O'Rear. Calvin 65, 116 OBrien. Shane 116 O'Connor, Meghan 116 Donnell, Brian 103 Oberto, Ashley 126 Occhipinti, Maria 62 Odum, Cody 65, 126 Oglesby, Travis 137 Ohlemeier, Jennifer 116 Ohnesorge, Chad 65, 116 Ohnesorge, Ryan 65, 137 Olds, Gale 44 Olson, Dr. Duane 22, 90 Olson, Jody 126 Ostertag, Rachael 64, 74, 91. 103, 143 Ottinger, James 22 Oughton, Laura 103 Owens, Brandon 103 Owens, Eric 103 Owens. Kamara 32, 34, 57, 69, 73, 1 16, 1 1S Ozturk, Dr Feza 46 Pace, Dawn 104 Packard, Renee 38 Packard, Renne 38 Paisley, Kristina 22, 116 Pajares, Anna 137 Palm, Eric 61, 116 Palovcsik, Michelle 116 Paluczak, Jamie 104 Park, Kelsey60, 91, 116 Parke, Russell 65, 116 Parker, Terry 1 16 Parrott, Ashley 64, 137 Parsons, Dr Brian 44 Pastore, Vinni 137 Patterson, Dr Martha 31, 44 Pawlow, Tom 68 Paxton, Dylan 137 Peck, Michele 44 Pegues, Tiara 59, 137 Pennell, James 104 Peroux, Charles 78 Perry, Jordan 59, 126 Peters, Zach 66, 126 Pettersen, Sara 58, 59, 104 Petterson Jr., Donny 83, 116 Pettibone, Dan 6, 53, 137 Pezold, Jacob 126 Phemister, Aaron 55, 137 Phlffer, Cellv Celle 116 Phiffer, Darion 126 Pickerell, Jennifer 44 Pieper, Ben 26, 116 Pierce, Debra 13 Piland, Amy 126 Pingolt. Eric 1, 104 Pmgsterhaus, Anna 104 Pino, Clenis 78 Poelker, Caitlin 126 Pogue, Colene 64, 104 Poignee, Brandon 126 Poland, Robert 137 Polka, Eric 7, 137 Pollmann, Allen 116 Poison, Kyle 137 Ponder, Lindsey 50, 137 Ponder, Zachary 116 Porter, Amanda 137 Porter, Katherine 24, 32, 126 Posey, Braden 10, 14, 83, 126 Poston, Holly 116 Poston, Lucas 65, 104 Povolish, Aaron 75 Power, Marcus 53 Prather, Amanda 104 Prendergast, Antonio 104 Prestminzi, Dane 137 Prince, Michael 75 Prine. Leah 1 16 Pritchard, Mallory 31, 104 Prokopf, Ashlee 126 Puckett. Bill 7, 51, 137 Pullen, Josh 8, 22, 75, 76, 116, 141 Pullum. Jacinda 137 Puloka, Deanne 1, 72. 78, 90. 126 Purcell, Andrew 126 Purcell, Melissa 137 Puskar, Ramona 34, 104 Q Quick, Samantha 69, 87, 91, 104 Ouinn, Daniel 37 Ouirin, Amy 23, 64, 1 16 Ouisenberry, Dr Neil 44 R Raabe, Jennifer 126 Rahmoeller, Maggie 40, 72, 126 Ralph, Jason 137 Ramos, Amber 22, 23, 76. 126, 141 Rapp, Whitney 104 Rasmussen, Rebecca 116 Ratermann, Amy 126 Ratermann, Jaclyn 104 Ratermann, Tiffany 72, 85, 86, 91, 116 Rathmann, Josh 65, 137 Ray, Christopher 54, 137 Reader, Ashlie 22, 75 Ready, Jessica 126 Reckman, Devon 31 Rednour, Zackery 104 Reece, Lauren 104 Reece, Omar 116 Reed, Amy 137 Reed, Carri 137 Reed, Erica 64, 137 Reed, Molly 22, 64, 104 Reeder, Megan 22, 27, 67, 74, 86, 87, 126 Reese, Dr Myron 44 Reeves, Brent 10, 13,44 Reeves, Jonathon 104 Rehmer, Bonnie 1 16 Reichelt, Timon 63, 138 Reid, Kyle 55, 138 Reilman, Alex 138 Remacher, Sara 1 17 Rejfek, Jason 138 Renner, Bridget 31 Renner, Cory 104 Rennie, Jamie 105 Renschen, Emily 138 Rentz, Shirley 44 Rhines, Zachary 24, 27, 29, 72, 82, 86, 126 Rich, Union 117 Richards, Dr Timothy 44 Richardson, Jamie 105 Richardson, Leon 38, 76, 126 Richmond, Sandra 44 Richter, Kaitlyn 22, 31, 57, 69, 86, 126, 141 Richter, Lindsay 105 Rickert, Bonnie 105 Riddle, Jacob 138 Ridenour, Christopher 105 Ries, Amanda 105, 147 Riess, Dr Deanne 44 Ringhausen, Melissa 60 Risley, Kate 22, 69, 85, 86, 117 Risman, Kelsey 50 Ritchie, Ashlee 50, 105 Rivera, Joel 126 Rivera, Teresa 105 Roach, Brittany 138 Robards, Darren 45 Robert, Andrew 138 Robert, Mellisa 105 Roberts, Scott 53, 105 Robertson, Craig 7, 20 Robertson, Lacy 105 Roddy, James 126 Rodgers, Encka 105 Rodriguez, Dr Glenn 45 Roehrig, Rachael 105 Roever, Cindy 3 1 Rogers, Caitlan 138 Rogers, Robert 117 Rogier, Aaron 37, 82, 105 Rohman, Jacob 117 Rohman, Wesley 127 Root, Mark 105 Rosborg, Dr James 45 Rose, Jonathan 35, 117 Rose, Thomas 65, 117 Rosen, Jamie 127 Rosenthal, Travis 8, 105 Rudd, Allen 61, 105 Rudy, Tim 127 Ruebhausen, Whitney 31, 36 Ruesler, John 59, 61, 117 Ruiz, Miriam 105 Russell, Lawrence 127 Rusteberg, Virginia 31 Rutter, Drew 127 Rutter, lan 138 Ryan, Dr Dennis 8, 11 Ryan, Sarah 50, 127 Salvato, Allison 74, 91, 105, 143 Salvi, Michael 78 Sample, Jesse 105 Sampson, Dr Jean 33, 45 Sanchez, Andrew 55 Sanders, Megan 138 Sanders, Terrell 138 Sanders, Tonya 138 Sandy, Mike 45 Sapp, Josh 138 Sarver, Lauren 127 Scalf, Nathaniel 127 Schaefer-Christ, Lauren 45 Schallenberg, Dustin 65. 117 Schanuel, Daniel 1 17 Schartung, Tonya 35, 67, 127 Schatz, April 106 Schellinger, Kate 66, 138 Schenck, Allison 138 Scher, Rory2, 138, 140 Schieppe, Douglas 31 Schilb, Devm 1 17 Schildknecht, Dustin 53, 127 Schildknecht. Phil 66 Schlemmer, Calista 106 Schloesser, Benjamin 38, 39, 63, 83, 106 Schmidt, Andrew 138 Schmidt, Chris 117 Schmidt, Susan 127 Schmidt, Theresa 90, 127 Schneebeli, Melissa 22, 117 Schneider. Stephanie 1 17 Schofield, Jeremy 76 Schofield, Sarah 6 Schoon, Jenni47, 50, 127 Schrage, Brittany 33, 47, 52, 127 Schrage, Cole 65, 106 Schreiber, Becky 106 Schulmeister, Lauren 106 Schulte, Adam 72, 91, 127 Schulte, Crystal 106 Schulte, Dlisa 45 Schulte, David 45 Schulte. Greg 138 Schulte. Jarid 33, 59, 106 Schumacher, Carrie 23, 76, 77, 138 Schuring, Amanda 60, 91, 117 Schuster, Natalie 106 Schutt, Dakota 65, 138 Schutzenhofer, Dr Michele 34, 45 Schwartz, Jason 138 Schwierjohn, Beth 2, 21, 23, 31, 69, 77, 117, 119, 142 Schwierjohn, Tyler 65, 106 Schwind, Adam 2, 24. 32, 75, 106, 109, 141 Scott, Aliza 76, 138 Scroggins, Tyler 138 Scucchi, Paul 127 Sears, Patrick 106 Sears, Tucker 23, 69. 88, 117, 141 Selbel, Erica 6. 19, 69, 86, 106, 109, 141, 160 Seibert, Allison 106 Sellers, Cory 106 Selzer, Bobby 138 Sergent, Shane 127 Sertich, John 31 Session, Craig 65 Sewell, Danny 45 Shan, Leah 50. 60, 117 Shapiro, Gabriel 45 Sheehan, Donny 50 Sheldon, Ryan 35, 127 Sherrer, Adrienne 117 Shiffer. Mollie 138 Shorter, Tony 138 Shrestha, Bhushan 73, 78, 82, 83, 90 Siegel, Jonathan 106 Siegler, Danny 106 Siemer, Henry 138 Sierra, Holley 8, 106 Sigafoos, Kendra 31, 71, 89, 117, 160 Siltman, Sydnie 127 Silvera, Shawn 78 Simon. Ben 32, 89, 127, 141 Simpson, Amanda 36, 106 Simpson, Ronnell 127 Sims, Kendall 138 Singleton, Becky 117 Singleton, Jaious 127 Sisco, Levi 127 Siverly, Michael 106 Smith Jr IV, Eli 138 Smith, Christopher 139 Smith, Crystal 139 !'>S (Smith, Gail 117 'Smith, George 117 ; Smith. Jake 2, 23, 76, 87, 139, 141 i Smith, Jessica 66, 86, 117 Smith, Jo-Elliott 139 Smith, John 139 Smith, Justin 139 Smith, Kay 31 Smith. Lynelle34, 75. 117 Smith, Megan 67, 82, 117 Smith, Nicola 58. 107 Smith, Ryan 139 Smothers, Nicholas 139 Smothers, Sarah 40, 117 Snodgrass, Amanda 127 Snyder, Amanda 64, 127 Snyder, Elizabeth 139 Snyder, Kelli 139 Sommer, Rebecca 107 Spanley, Norma 45 Spargo, Susan 31 Sparks, Melinda 86, 117 Speicher, Michael 66 Spells, Robert 117 Spells, Sandra 117 Spicer, Ryan 66, 139 Spirek, Rene 31 Spotanski, Erin 20, 35,50, 118 Spreng, Dr Frank 45 Springer, Sarah 118 Sroka, Jimmy 139 Stacey-Doyle, Dr Micheie 45 Stahl, Curtis 20 'Stainmez. Max 51, 139 Stark, Jordan 59, 139 Statham, Harry 45, 61 Steele, Brian 59. 127 Steele, Nicole 23, 64, 139 Steele, Rod 61, 107 Pstehl, Ashley 118 Stehlick-Nesbit. Charlene 31 Stein, Amy 45 Steiner, Alec 53, 127 Steirer, Lauren 127 Stenson III, James 127 Stephens, Kari 45 Steward, Kelli 31 Stewart. Ashley 127 Stewart, Eric 31 Stewart, Nancy 45 Stier, Michael 53, 128 Stme, Justin 107 Stith, Danielle 128 ; Stone, TJ 61, 118 Stout, Allison 34, 37, 107 Stoyanov, Ivan 23, 73, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 90, 118, 141 Straeter, Kelsey 35, 59, 128 Strange, Tim 45, 50 Strathman, Genevieve 86, 139 Straub, Jamie 31, 128 Streif, Shannon 35, 72, 128 Stroot, Jeff 128 Stroud, Kassondra2. 128 Strubel, Dan 128 Stuckemeyer, Megan 139 Studley III, Robert 8, 78, 85, 88, 91, 107 Stumpf, Nathan 51, 118 Stutsman, Jordan 64, 139 Sullivan, Kyra59, 118 Sullivan, Natallia 107 Sullivan, T A 107 Sum, Sara 107 Sweney, Travis 128 Sykes, Vonzetta 15, 19, 20, 22, 91, 107 Szakielo, Lauren 27, 62, 69, 118, 119 Texter, Jenifer 87, 139 Thatch, Bryan 55, 139 Thiel, Mary Beth 24, 32, 118 Thielemann, Jacob 128 Thoel. Anthony 1 18 Thole, Alison 128 Thoman, Emily 24, 32, 38, 85, 86. 128 Thoman, Erin 62, 75, 83. 118 Thomas, Christine 45 Thomas, Dr Barbara 45 Thomas, Jamie 23, 59, 118 Thomas, Jerry 45 Thomas, Keron 59, 118 Thomas, Stephanie 22, 128 Thompson, Amanda 139, 141 Thompson, Jordan 53, 1 18 Thorgren, Kristin 139 Thorton, Jacob 88 Thurnau. Shari 139 Tiede, Kurt 32 Tift, Emily 86, 118 Timilsina, Nishant 33, 82, 83, 90, 128 Timmermann, Crystal 118 Timmermann, Emily 128 Toberman, Daniel 31 Todich, Monica 20 Toedte, Melissa 107 Toft, Jacob 139 Tompkins, Anastasia 128 Tonnies, Trisha 107 Totten, Erin 67, 87, 139 Touchette, Tabitha 67, 82, 84, 87, 1 18 Trantham, Andna 128 Tribley, Abby 107 Trotter, Shane 139 Turner, Byron 128 Turner, Eric 128 Turner, Knsten 139 Turner, Natalie 90, 107 Turski, Jon 2, 88, 107 Twombly, Elizabeth 31 T Tammineedi. Lakshmi 34 Tardino, Andrea 83, 118 Taylor, Tiffany 31 Tebbe, Brent 107 Tebbe, Bryan 65, 128 Tebbe, Keith 58, 59, 107 Tellez, Amy 118 Tempkms, Anastasia 85 Tendler, Hershel 118 u Uchitjil, Brittany 139 Uhe, Ryan 65, 139 Ulferts. Cretchen 54. 107 Ullery, Joe 65, 118 Ulrich, Brittany 107 Ulrich, Brooke 139 Unfried, Stacey3l, 118 Upchurch, Matthew 107 Urban, Tom 140 V Vallero, Ashley 108 Van Putte, Dr Robb 45 VanMeter, Evan 86, 128 vanNatta, Daniel 59. 108 VanScoyk. Evan 73. 140 VanScoyk, Richard 54, 69, 118 Varady. Wendy 108 Vaughn, Amanda 108 Vaughn, Kris 51 Vazquez, Liz 108 Veath, Brittney22, 34, 128 vielweber, Casey 118 Vigar, Craig 51, 108 Vintes, Aisha 118 Virgin, Jordan 7, 76, 140 Virgin, Kalian 10, 108 Von Yeast, Dr Yancy 45 VonDerLinden, Kristin 31, 86, 128 w Waddell, Chelsey 80 Waeltz, Ruth 31 Wagner, Michael 118 Wagner, Steve 140 Wagner, Tarrah 118 Wahlig, Jenilyn 52, 64, 108 Walk, Laura 34, 108 Walker, Ashley 35, 77,81, 118 Walker, Chelsea 54, 128 Walls, Annette 128 Ward, Kaitlin 64. 128 Watters, John 33 Watters, Nicholette 54, 74, 86, 108 Watts, Jason 31 Wave, Jermaine 55, 118 Weathers, Lindsay 19 Webb, Cathy 60, 64, 140 Webster, Tara 118 Weed, Walter 128 Weems, Michelle 140 Weier, Cory 108 Weil, Jill 45 Weissert, Erica 22, 37, 108 Weissert, Kimberly 22 weller. Holly 31 Wernle, Nicole 119 Werts, Elizabeth 140 Wesselman, Blake 140 West, Amy 119 West, Maryl 22, 108 Weygandt, Sarah 108 Whatley, Emily 67 Wheat, Janna 108 Whetstone, Matt 33, 108 white, Amanda 72, 91, 128 White, Brittany 26, 72, 140 White, Gary 25, 59 White, Kayla64, 119 White, Maggie 45 wicker, Dr, Janet 45 Wiegel, Josephine 119 Wiegmann, Dr Janice 14, 45 Wiesner, Sarah 119 Wilhelm, Bridget 140 Wilhelm, Dr Philip 38, 45, 46 Wilhelm, Nicole 33, 81, 128 Wilhelm, Tiffany 75, 128 Wilhelm, Tim 75 Will. Dr Peter 6, 33, 45. 87, 90 Willett, Ed 46, 90 Williams, Amanda 108 Williams, Andrew 7. 66, 140 Williams, Brandon 59 Williams, Devin 58, 59, 129 Williams, Dimitrius 55, 129 Williams, Julius 59 Williams, Mason 129 Williams, Terry 108 Williams, Tim 34, 37,83, 108 Williamson, Molly 31 Willman, Ross 65, 119 Willoughby, All 129 Wilson, Quantarnus 129 Wingbermuehle, Jeffrey 108 Winkeler, Danni 119 Winkeler, Jamie Marie 119 Winkeler, Laura 74, 119 Winn, Daniel 140 Winning, Aaron 55, 129 Winters, Dr Susan 46 Winters, Jared 13, 23, 76. 129, 141 Winters, Travis 59 Witcher, Jessica 129 Witt, Allison 109 Witte, Lisa 52, 129 Wittenauer, Jake 77, 78, 83. 129 Witthaus II, Joseph 31, 89, 109, 160 Wofford, Amelia 59, 78, 87, 119 Wolff, Andy 61, 140 Wolff, Thomas 109 Wolk, Tanner 55, 129 Wombacher, Ashley 64 Wood, Jessica 129 Woodard, Lindsey 140 Woolery, Erin 119 Worden, Jeremy 129 Workman, Chelsey 129 Wright, Jessica 140 Young, Jeffrey 109 Young, Matthew 140 Young, Tommy 65, 87, 140 Young, Trenetia 20, 79, 119 Ypma, Dr, Nancy 46, 142 Yukna, Dr Jennifer 46 Yuraitis, Daniel 55, 140 Zachry, Brooke 35, 60, 119 Zahn, Brittany 109 Zanelotti, Dr Kevin 46 Zanfes, Emily 119 Zimmerman, Charlie 140 Zimmerman, Michelle 129 Zinck, Duncan 140 Zinck, Paul 46 Zitta, Emily 119 Zugmaier, Hayley 66, 119 Zurliene, Craig 140 Y Yakey, Emily 8, 22, 31, 76, 129 Yanko, Elizabeth 50, 140 Yapsabila, Sophy 58, 59, 119 York, April 109 York, Benjamin 129 Young, Alex 65, 129 Young, Christina 54, 86, 129 |V) C©tephon The 2007-2008 McKendrean, Volume 91, was printed by Jostens at its printing plant in Topeka, KS. Pressrun was 150 copies. The cover was designed by the Co-Editors of the McKendrean. "A Whole New U" was chosen as the theme to commemorate McKendree College becoming McKendree University on July 1, 2007. Each section of the yearbook was given a title using words beginning with the letter "u" which pertained to that specific section. The 160-page book was printed on trim size 8. Design and layout copy were completed online through Jostens Yearbook Avenue web site. Fonts used in the book are: Antique Olive Light, Biq FicTmw, Chantilly Light, Ows Type, Eric Brush, Feft Point, Helvetica, Hi^t* <3o»i, Regal, ^ee^Jo^^r, ^psaWflSStyte, Times, Unitus and University Roman. 1 60 '\ \ J, if ■') If V:7;\ L I '■ rf\ ' a 1j / fQ&mn ip A\> '