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Middle Tennessee State University 

MTSU Student Publications 

Murfreesboro, TN, 37132 



Blue Raider Life 




We skipped class and hung out on the 
knoll with coffee from the Cyber 
Cafe. We hated the rainy days and 
complained when we couldn't find a 
parking space. We enjoyed the Chili 
Cook-off and cheered on the Blue 
Raiders during Homecoming. We 
couldn't wait to see who would win 
Miss MTSU. We grabbed lunch at 
McCallie and hit the books in the 
library. We enjoyed the view from the 
new stadium and couldn't believe we 
were finally going to I-A. The 
memories we made at MTSU as 
students will remain with us forever. 

- -Anika Waters 



Photo provided by Jessica Anne Pitzer 




Football Fiesta 



Homecoming Celebrates I-A Move 




Pholu pr..^ idfd by D.irren Thomhury 



The move to I-A is a great opportunity for MTSU to gain fan support. 

Josh Ezzell-Senior, Journalism 



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I- A All The Way 

MTSU celebrates its arrival to the big league 






The last season of the millennium for the Blue Raiders football pro- 
gram became a first as the team officially became a Division I-A program 
after a six-year effort for MTSU to face nationally ranked intercollegiate 
teams. 

To mark this advancement, the university hosted a celebration in the 
upgraded Jones Stadium on Sept. 1, the official day of the team's entrance 
into the higher level of competition. 

The event, named " I-A Day," featured an open house of the stadium's 
facilities, music, refreshments and team introductions by the first-year head 
coach Andy Mc Collum. An official certificate from the National Collegiate 
Athletic Association, recognizing the football program as a Division I-A 
member was also presented. 

" We would like to see everyone celebrate this very important day in 
MTSU athletic history," said Ty Coppinger, executive director of the Blue 
Raider Athletic Association and one of the organizers of the event. 

" This is something that all of us have worked hard on and been 
excited about for some time," he added. 

Coach McCollum also shared the enthusiasm of the team's move 
into Division I-A. 

"We're a very enthusiastic bunch and we need our students, alumni 
and all our fans to be right there with us when we open the season," he 
said. 

In addition to celebrating the commencement of the Division I-A sea- 
son, I-A Day completed the journey towards the move into the program 
which began in March 1993, with a recommendation from a 37 member 
committee to seek Division I-A statvis. - Kelly Dodd 



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MTSU students flocked to Floyd Stadlun 
to celebrate I-A day- Photo provided by 
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St. Jude 



Students were rewarded for their hard work and dedication during the 12-hour 
fund-raising event. Up 'til Dawn, which took place Nov.19-20 at the Campus 
Recreation Center. 

Benefiting and sponsored by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, 
the all-night event allowed both individual and team participants who collected money 
for the hospital to engage in various activities throughout the evening. Activities included 
music, dancing, variety acts, games and the opportunity to meet patients and their 
families. 

Up 'til Dawn is a program designed as a campus-oriented fundraiser, with 
a goal to unite students by working together on teams while raising funds for the 
hospital. 

MTSU is the second university in the nation to host the event, with the 
Uni\'ersity of Memphis being the inaugural host. -Kelly Dodd 




Freshman Forum Team members enjoy their spirit win. 



Members of the Up 'til Dawn committee 
take a moment to pose for a picture. 



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The people who help prepare the 
players for the big ganies are often forgot- 
ten. With the hiring of Coach McCoUum as 
MTSU's head football coach came a new 
assistant coaching staff. 

Coach McCollum chose seven new 
coaching assistants and one new graduate 
assistant to complete the support team that 
shapes the Blue Raiders. The new assistant 
coaches came from across the country ~ 
from Texas to Kentucky. 




Abo\'e left: Joe Wickline, Offensix'e Line 
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Abo\e: Ste\'e Bird, Wide Receivers 



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A new millennium 
brought with it a new era for frater- 
nities here—the opening of Greek 
Row on campus. As planned, fra- 
ternity members packed up their 
belongings from their old off-cam- 
pus homes and moved into their 
new campus dwellings Jan.ll, 2000. 
The eight fraternity houses on 
Greek Row are located on Ruther- 
ford Boulevard, near the Recreation 
Center and the new intramural 
fields. The fraternities that moved 
into new houses were: Alpha 
Gamma Rho, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa 
Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Al- 
pha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma 
Chi and Sigma Nu. "We were hope- 
ful when we started this project that 
it would improve campus life, es- 
pecially on the weekends," said 
MTSU President James Walker. 
"This will be a very nice place to live 
and showcase the fraternities," he 
added. 

The fraternity houses were 
paid for by university state bonds. 
The fraternities are responsible for 
paying these bonds over a period 
of 30 years. Many of the fraternities 
plan to pay for their houses with 
monthly rent and fraternity dues. 
Each fraternity house cost about $1 
million to build with the most ex- 
pensive costing $1.4 million, 
accordig to Vic Felts, director of 
Greek Life. The houses hold any- 
where from 20 to 40 men, bringing 
about 230 more residents to cam- 
pus. 

Each house has a manager, 
similar to a dorm assistant, to make 
sure the rules of the house are fol- 
lowed. These managers are 



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required to attend resident life train- 
ing and crisis management training; 
Felts said. Members of each fraternity 
created the designs and floor plans 
for their new homes. The Kappa Al- 
pha house is 




the only house that offers single 
rooms, and it has a built in DJ both 
above the floor in the social room. 
Nick Levin, a member of Pi Kappa 
Alpha, said that their house's back- 
yard is large and has a porch. The Pi 
Kappa Alpha house will provide liv- 
ing arrangements for 28 men. Many 
of the fraternity members hope to 
form closer relationships not only 
with their brothers, but also with the 
members of other fraternities. "I plan 
to get a lot closer to my brothers and 
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fraternities," Levin said. "I think 
you'll have some differences between 
fraternities, but once we get into these 
million-dollar houses, I think we'll 
mature and appreciate what we 
have," said Clement. 




"This will be a real learning experi- 
ence for all of us," Travis said. 

Fraternity members will be 
expected to abide by the university's 
no-alcohol policy. "The same policies 
apply to Greek Row as to the other 
campus facilities and residence halls," 
Walker said. He said that they dis- 
cussed this with each fraternity before 
Greek Row Construction began and 
that they all agreed it would not be a 
problem. ."Any party that a fraternity 
has involving alcohol will have to 
take place off 



campus," Felts said. "I think people 
are getting used to the idea that you 
don't have to have alcohol to have 
fun," said Jason Goforth, a member 
of Sigma Nu. "It's plain and simple. 
It's a dry campus so Greek Row will 
be dry," said Eric Clement, president 
of Beta Theta Pi. 

However, some fraternity 
members have a slightly different 
opinion about the issue. "MTSU is 
a dry campus, but everybody 
knows that people drink in the 
dorms," said Wes March, a mem- 
ber of Sigma Chi. "If there is alco- 
hol [in the fraternity houses], I 
know that it will be very well con- 
tained because risk management 
will be enforced." Felts said that 
- violators of the alcohol policy will 
be dealt with in the same manner 
as those living in the residence 
halls. Kevin Travis, member and 
former president of Beta Theta Pi, 
said that he has spoken with mem- 
bers of fraternities at other dry 
campuses, and fraternities will 
probably rent clubs for 
parties. "This will also promote 
more control to stop underage 
drinking," Marsh said. "We 've got 
a couple of brothers who will al- 
low us to have parties at their 
houses, said Marshall Campbell, 
member of Kappa Alpha. 
Campbell will serve as president of 
Kappa Alpha Order next year. 



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International Week 

International Affairs brings culture to MTSU 



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During the week of April 3-8, International Affairs held their Interna- 
tional Week. With entertainers from around campus and other cam- 
puses. International Week was a great week for other students to cel- 
ebrate other cultures. 

The first event of the International Fair was the Study Abroad Fair 
which was held in the Keathley University Center. The Study Abroad 
Fair gave students the opportunity to get information regarding study- 
ing in other countries. Professors from a variety of departments were 
on hand to present the information and answer any questions. The 
second event was a Coffee Hour that was held in the James Union 
Building. This event gave many international students the opportu- 
nity to meet and talk about life in the United States. The third event 
took place at the Campus Rec Center. The students and faculty en- 
joyed a very successful cookout. The week was concluded on Satur- 
day with a formal dinner in the Tennessee Room in the James Union 
Building. Close to 400 international students and faculty attended. 
The guests enjoyed entertainment from around the world. 
International Week was well prepared and enjoyed by many members 
of the MTSU community. The goal of the International Week is to 
present an array of diverse cultures and also provides opportunities 
for individuals to celebrate their culture. —Stephanie Patrick 



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FraterniTy and Sorority Rush- 




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You are walking across campus one day, and you spot some chalking on the sidewalk. As you 
walk over it, you notice it says, "Join in the Sisterhood," advertising during Rush for one of 
the many sororities on campus. You begin to wonder, what is Sisterhood? One might think 
that sisterhood means joining a social organization with the sole purpose of buying new 
friends. What do sorority members feel it means. When asked what sisterhood meant to 
them, all of the sorority members described strong bonds in their relationships with other 
sisters, the ability to confide in one another, and their everlasting friendships. The relation- 
ships that the sorority members have with each other all revolve around the strong bonds 
acquired through various get-to-know activities. Dinner parties and retreats are the primary 
functions for creating these bonds. Pajamas and pizza seem to be the necessary ingredients to 
forming a strong Sisterhood. They look upon each other for support as well as socializing. 
They are like a family rather than just friends. Bonnie Bell of Chi Omega said that sisterhood 
means "knowing that someone will always be supportive no matter what happens." 
Another quality expressed about Sisterhood by the sororities is the ability to confide in their 
sisters. Delta Zeta's Heather Brown says, "There are women that I can connect with and that I 
can share anything with." The importance of a confidant is crucial for most sorority mem- 
bers. It enables them to talk and get to know one another on a more personal level. Sisters 
will listen to each other and offer well needed advise on day to day problems. Having some- 
one to confide in creates these bonds that last a lifetime. 

So the next time you are running across campus and you see the word "sisterhood, " let it 
remind you that it means more than hanging out and buying friends. According to Miranda 
Hyde of Phi Chi, " Sisterhood means being a part of a group of girls and knowing that no 
matter what, there is always going to be someone there for you."~Angela Rios 



Sisterhood... 

What it means to Sorority Members 



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Yellow curbs, white, green, blue spaces... where can a person park? When late 
for a class, students may answer that question with "anywhere!" After seeing 
the ticket, or in some cases tickets, posted on their windshields, students will 
have a new opinion about where to park. If students are lucky, they may have 
a space at the Bell Street parking lot. Otherwise, we all know to be ready for the 
long journey from Murphy Center to the other parts of campus. 
A solution to some of the walking is the Raider Express. With three routes, blue, 
red and green, it goes just about anywhere a student needs to go. For students 
living on Greek Row or in Scarlett Commons, the red route covers that area of 
campus. For the perimeter of campus, the green route covers Greenland Drive, 
Tennessee Boulevard and other street on the outskirts of campus. For transpor- 
tation from class to class or anywhere within the heart of campus, the blue route 
is the way to go. Students are offered the service of the Raider Express for free. 
Students on many college campuses are faced with the problem of parking or 
lack of parking spaces. Some campuses solve the problem with parking ga- 
rages. With parking garages come the price to build them and finding an ap- 
propriate place to build something as large as a garage. 

Until MTSU decides to build a parking garage, keep looking for those colored 
signs, always remember your umbrella and stay away from those boots. 
—Stephanie Patrick 




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3and of Blue 




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Whether sunny or stormy, winning or losing, MTSU's 
Band of Blue is always there promoting spirit at MTSU 
football games with popular beats or sentimental 
standards. The Band of Blue is earning a reputation 
among counterparts for its dynamic sounds and 
entertaining routines. A newly updated flag corps and 
recently added majorette corps have added a special 
flare to the band's halftime show at football games and 
at other special events they attend. When they aren't 
playing for the cheerleaders' or dance team routines, 
band members are often the largest and most spirited 
section of the audience. The Band of Blue's espirt de 
corps cannot be matched, whether on the field or off. 
--Stephanie Patrick 




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Two fraternities found themselves unable to partcipate in intramural 
sports for the remainder of the semester after a fight erupted during a flag 
football game on September 15, 1999. 

Kappa Alpha and Sigma Alpha Epsilon were both disqualified 
from play following a scuffle that caused the two teams and several onlookers 
to rush onto the field and join the fight. No one was seriously injured but some 
sustained cuts and black eyes. 

"Kappa Alpha scored, and the next thing I knew, everyone was running 
out onto the field," said Craig Garrison, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. "They 
fought for about a minute, and it was over almost as fast as it had started." 

Campus Rec, responsible for intramural sports, met to talk about the 
fight. The matter was then turned over to Judicial Affairs. Judicial Affairs ruled 
that the two fraternity teams were not allowed to compete in intramural foot- 
ball for the remainder of the semester. 

Kappa Alpha and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, both high-ranking teams, were 
excluded from Team 1 play, the most competitive level of intramural games. 
The decision, in response to the fight that erupted during play between the two 
fraternities, sent a clear message that fighting would not be tolerated. 

"I'm disappointed at the decision,"said Brent Campbell of Kappa Alpha. 
"There have been fights between other fraternities in the past that didn't result 
in disqualification." 

The fight between the two fraternities involved an unusually large 
amount of people. Some estimate that between 40 to 50 students participated in 
the fight. The commotion of the brawl , combined with extremely dry condi- 
tions, caused a dust cloud to cover the playing field. 

Both fraternities were able to continue to participate in lower-level divi- 
sions of flag football but by eliminating these two teams, only six teams were 
left to compete for the high ranking championship. -Wesley Bush 



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Kappa Alpha and Sigma Alpha Epsilon banned 

from intramural play 




Photos provided by MTSU Photographic Services. 



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Enrollment numbers expected to increase 



Estimates show that MTSU enrollment will steadily increase by the year 2004, according to a university 
report. But the face of such good news lurks the tax reform issue and the uncertainty over state funding support. 

MTSU may not be able to accommodate the projected growth if there is a lack of state funding, which 
makes up 60 percent of the school's funding, MTSU officials said. 

"If in the event we were to receive state funding cuts, then the president would meet with his senior staff, 
and they would come up with a game plan of how to deal with it," said Mike Gower, associate vice president for 
the Business Office. 

More than likely, the immediate way to make up for lacking state funds will be through higher fees and a 
tuition hike, said Duane Stucky, vice president for Finance and Administration. MTSU officials also say the 
university doesn't have adequate classroom space and that limiting enrollment would be the last option for the 
university to consider. 

"It's not going to get any better—it's going to get worse, because we're not going to catch-up without there 
being some kind of reform," said Bob Glenn, vice president for Student Affairs. 

The special legislative sessions on taxes ended Nov. 18, without a resolution to the state's budget crisis 
after three weeks of deliberation. 

Sundquist and legislative tax reform supporters feel that Tennessee's main source of revenue, the 6 per- 
cent sales tax, does not keep pace with economic changes and is unfair to the poor. 

Legislative Republicans, many of whom are upset that Sundquist abandoned his long-held opposition to 
an income tax, have created a task force to investigate different ways to cut spending. 

There is another option to help with the budget crisis. Tennessee was among 46 states to benefit from a 
$206 billion settlement with tobacco companies last November, but the first of 25 yearly payments, a total of 
$214.5 million, will not come until three lawsuits are settled. 

The lawsuits, which have been consolidated, are before the state Court of Appeals, yet a date has not been 
set for the case's opening arguments. 

Sundquist spokeswoman Beth Fortune said even if the tobacco money arrives soon, the governor does not 
want to use it to balance the budget. 

Sundquist is instead thinking about using part of the settlement money to finance interest-free or low- 
interest school-building programs, but at this point, the governor has not made a final decision. Fortune said. 

The states are free to use the money as they want, but the settlement money is intended to be designated 
for health-care and education programs. 

Rep. Matt Kisber, D-Jackson and chairman of the House Finance Committee, said it would be foolhardy to 
rely on tobacco, health care, public safety and other state programs. 

"If we could use some of the money to support our visibly low education funding, then we could have 
some long-term benefits from the money," Kisber said. 

Some tax-reform critics argue the state should focus on the state's spending issues. 

"It might be a spending problem," Kisber said. "It might be a revenue problem. But the bottom line is 
there is a problem. "-Robin Wallace 



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Athletics 

Football. Baseball. Cheerleading. It did not matter 
what sport they participated in, each athlete and 
team aimed for the same goal. Winning. The football 
team enjoyed its first season in I-A playing teams such 
as Mississippi State. The cheerleading team looked 

forward to competing 



with larger schools 
all over the country. 
The baseball team 
looked to win 
the OVC Title for the 
last time. The men's 
basketball team 
almost broke the 
hearts of UT fans and 
players when a win 
was moments 
away. The women's 
basketball team 
handed TTU its first 
OVC loss this year. 
Now who said Blue 
Raiders couldn't play in the big leagues? We will soon 
find out with the greatly anticipated move to the 
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"Coach McCollum 
is a player's 
Coach," says 
Kendall Newson. 
"He is willing to 
help us any way he 
can." Photo by 
Photographic 
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With determination in his eyes, 
McCollum prepares the team for the 
games that He ahead. Photo bv MTSU 
Photographic Services. 



One of the most recognized recruiters in the nation, Andy 
McCollum began his first year as a collegiate head coach at the 
place he calls home. A former coach and player under 
legenciary Blue Riader coach Boots Donnelly, McCollum took 
over a Middle Tennessee program that entered competition on 
the I-A level this season. McCollum, 40, was named Middle 
Tennessee's 13th head football coach on December 8,1998. 
McCollum, who was at MTSU in the mid-80s, made his way 
back to Murfreesboro after nine years as an assistant at Baylor 
and UTEP. McCollum got his start in coaching when Boots 
Donnelly picked up the phone in 1981 and asked him to be a 
graduate assistant. After just one year as a graduate assistant 
coaching the junior varsity squad, McCollum was named full 
time in 1982. 

McCollum, of Marietta,GA, graduated from Austin 
Peay in 1981, where he was a four-year letterman as an offensive 

guard and tight end and later earned his masters degree from MTSU in 1983. A four-year I'^inng practice Coach McCoiium 
starter, McCollum played offensive guard in 1977, then was a tight end /receiver from 
1978-80. He led the Covernors in receptions in 1979 and was named honorable mention 
all-OVC. As a prep player at Marietta High School, McCollum was a three-year starter 
as quarterback. As a senior, he earned third team all-state honors, while also being se- 
lected Cobb County Player of the Year, North Georgia Athlete of the Year and Most 
Valuable Player at Marietta. In his final year, McCollum led the Blue Devils to a 10-2 
record and the region championship. 

McCollum, who has coached eight ail-Americans, 26 all-conference picks and 22 
players who have moved to the NFL, is married to the former Gwen Wilkinson. The 
couple has one son. Drew, and a daughter, Andrea. -Marc Owens 




pushes the Blue Raiders to do 
their best. Photo provided by 
MTSU Photographic Services. 



Blue Raider 



Right: Kelverick Green charges through the Arizon.- 
defense toward the Raider endzone. 
Below: Hansford Johnson sprints for the endzone a^ 
the Raider fans cheer him on. Photos provided by 
MTSU Photographic Services. 




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escapes the Arkansas 
defense in an attempt to 
score with the help of 
teammates. Photo 
provided by MTSU 
Photographic Services. 




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A Team on the Verge of Greatness 





Change. That's the best way to describe the 1999 football season. 

The football team featured a new head coach — Andy 
McCollum — and it became a I-A program. The Blue Raiders 
found out that change isn't always easy. They went 3-8, losing to. 
perennial powers such as Mississippi State University, the 
University of Arizona and the University of Arkansas. 
Wes Counts threw for 2,603 yards and 14 touchdowns. He had 
a 63.8 percent completion rate, and he led the team in total 
offense with 2.684 yards, which is good for 244 yards per game. 

Kendall Newson led the Raiders in receiving with 69 
catches for 918 yards and five touchdowns. Jamison Palmer led 
the rushing attack with 548 yards on 117 attempts and nine 
touchdowns. 

Keegan Ray averaged 42.6 yards per punt on 52 attempts, 
including a 60-yard kick and four touchbacks. 

Mario Kelso led the defense with 106 tackles. Terrance King had seven tackles for loss and four sacks. Charlie 
Walker, Jykine Bradley and Mario Kelso each intercepted two passes. Kareem Bland returned an interception 61 
yards for a touchdown against UT-Martin. 

The Raiders got off to an 0-2 start, losing to Mississippi State 40-7 in the season opener and Arizona 34-19 the 
next week. Mississippi State proved to be too much, but the Raiders put up a fight against Arizona. 
Down 34-0 in the fourth quarter, the Raiders scored 19 unanswered points. The Raiders threw for 176 yards, 
compared to Arizona's 135 yards. The Raiders compiled 21 first downs, while Arizona had 19. 

The third game — and the season home opener — proved to be the charm for the Raiders. They defeated 
Wofford College 52-42. The offense exploded, scoring 52 points and gaining 602 total yards. 

Counts threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns. Kendall Newson caught 11 passes for 162 yards and two 
touchdowns, and Tyrone Calico caught seven passes for 131 yards and one touchdown. Jamison Palmer rushed 28 
times for 183 yards and three touchdowns. 

Tough times laid ahead for the Raiders as they lost their next five. They suffered a heartbreaking 45-31 defeat at 
Louisiana-Lafayette, surrendering two touchdowns in the last 54 seconds. 

Next, Troy State ruined the Raider's Homecoming with a 48-31 victory. The Homecoming loss was the Raider's 
first since 1987. 

Following Homecoming, the Raiders embarked on an unsuccessful three-game road trip. Arkansas hog-tied the 
Raiders 58-6. Then the Raiders fell to Louisiana Tech 42-18 and Louisiana-Monroe 10-0. 

Up to this point, the Raiders had gotten their butts kicked. Now it was time for the Raiders to kick some butt. 
UT-Martin was the victim of a 70-14 ambush. 

The Raiders gained 427 yards. 246 yards came on the ground and 181 came through the air. Dwone Hicks 
rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Charlie Walker and Kareem Bland returned interceptions for touch- 
downs. 

The University of Central Florida put an end to the Raider's momentum with a 39-14 win. The Raiders held 
a 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. Central Florida answered with 21 points in the second quarter and the 
Raiders were unable to recover. 

A tough season came to an end with a 24-7 win over East Tennessee State University. Counts threw for 234 yards 
and one touchdown. Tyrone Calico caught 12 passes for 111 yards and one touchdown. He ran for another touch- 
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18 Yolanda Henderson 

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14 Meg Holsten 

12 Elizabeth Maskey 

13 Tiffany Moore 

17 Breann Nevins 
1 Jennifer Robb 

7 Sheri Robbins 

15 Allison Schults 

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19 Tobey Schultz 
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Tanja Buchheim 
Laurie Ferguson 
Michaela Gridling 
Sarah Grohnert 
Tina Hojnik 
Niger Kaur 
Katia Kuehner 
Stacy Varnell 



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The Middle Tennessee softball season came to an end 
with a 3-1 loss to Illinois State in the losers' bracket of the 2000 
NCAA Tournament. 

Stacy Preator pitched the complete game for the Lady 
Raiders, giving up eight hits and striking out three. She fin- 
ished the season with a 12-7 record. 

Illinois State scored one in the sound on two-out, bases- 
loaded single from Abbie Scott. The Lady Raiders salvaged the 
inning with an unassisted grounder to first base. Courtney 
Wallace tied it up with a solo homerun to left center in the 
third inning, her first of the season and second of her career. 

The Redbirds finished the game with single runs in both 
the sixth and seventh innings, which the Lady Raiders were 
unable to answer. 

Middle Tennessee had runners in scoring position in the 
first, third and sixth innings but struggled to find the hits it 
needed to follow through and put runs on the board. 

Melanie Manley, Carisa Chavez, and Kip Phillips each 
finished the game l-for-2 from the plate. Manley and Chavez 
both doubled. 

Nicole Kurthg picked up the win for the Redbirds, her 
17th of the season. She gave up only for hits and struck out 
seven. 

'T thought we came out sluggish again today," said assis- 
tant each Mark Mattson. "We had trouble putting hits together 
again, but our defense was solid. I also thought Stacy (Preator) 
did a great job today. 

"Overall we had a great year. We'll take away a lot of 
memorable moments, great plays and big wins. Next year will 
be exciting with a lot of players coming back and some new 
players coming in. We hope to go farther next year and won't 
be satisified with just making it back to reginals. We look for- 
ward to competing in the Sun Belt. 

The Lady Raiders flushed the season with a 39-21 record. 
Middle Tennessee left the Ohio Valley Conference as its cham- 
pion with a 111-65 league record during its eight-year mem- 
bership. 



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— Clean Sweep 

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Middle Tennessee made it a clean sweep of the OVC spring sports by 
claiming the league's baseball tournament with an 11-4 win over the #2 
seed Southeast Missouri. 

The Blue Raiders captured a win that goes down in history as the 
final game for Middle Tennessee athletics. 

The championship marks the 11th time that the Blue Raiders have 
won the tournament crown and the ensuing NCAA bid marked the ninth 
in the team's history. 

The fireworks started in the bottom of the first inning for the Blue 
Raiders against sophomore right-hander Brandon Smith. 

With one out, back-to-back singles from Kris Lammers and Josh 
Pride put runners aboard for Bryan Peck. Peck continued his assault of the 
OVC Tournament with a two-run double off the wall in center field. 

After a Justin Links flyout to left field, Kyle Thomas drew a walk. 
With two more runners on base, Jeff Parsons delivered a single to center 
field that got away from Kevin Meyer and allowed both runners to cross 
home plate. 

The Blue Raiders would add three more runs on the bottom of the 
second. Wes Whitehead led off the frame with a solid single to left and 
promptly stole second. Josh Renick then drew a walk that chased Smith 
from the game in favor of Indian ace Lanson Debrock. 

Pride came to the plate after a Lammers strikeout and promptly 
delivered a triple to right center field that brought Whitehead and Renick 
in to score. Peck again delivered with a runner at third, lifting a high fly 
ball into left field that allowed Pride to score easily. 

The Indians would not go quietly, however. In the top of the third 
with one away, Meyere reached on a Renick error. Then Blue Raider starter 
Jamie Powers surrendered back-to-back bases on balls to bring Darin 
Kinsolving to the plate. 

Kinsolving deposited a Powers fastball over the left centerfield wall 
to cut the Blue Raider lead to three. A two-out single from Clemente 
Bonilla sent Powers to the bench early and Kevin Davis demonstrated the 
form that made him one of the league's most effective relievers. 

Davis proceeded to pitch the next 4-2/3 innings without allowing a 
hit and walking only one SEMO batter that was subsequently erased on a 
double play. In fact, Davis would complete the game allowing only two 
hits and not allowing a runner to advance beyond second base. 

The Blue Raiders continued to bang away at Southeast Missouri. 

The Blue Raiders went on to win with the score of 11-4. The win 
against SEMO gave head coach Steve Peterson his 400th victory as head 
coach. 

* The Blue Raiders season ended in the Reginal Final of the NCAA 
Tournament with a loss to Clemson. 



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People 



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While the times changed, so 
did the students of MTSU. 
As students, we left home 
and moved into college life. 
During this time, we grew 
physically, matured men- 
tally and our way of life de- 
veloped into what we have 
dreamed about. Whether it 
was cramming for a impor- 
tant test, going to the club 
or just hanging out, we 
found a way to enjoy it all. 
Whether it was through 
helping friends study or 
becoming actively involved 
in campus life, we learned 
what we had to accomplish 
while advancing our educa- 
tion. 



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Seniors 



Beth Adams 
Charles Adams 
Chris Aderson 
Kofo Alalade 



Jane Aldridge 
Jennifer Alford 
Kerry Allen 
Angela Allison 



Frank Altschul 
Bettye Anderson 
John Paul Anglin 
Cathyrn Armstrong 



Stacy Arnold 
William Arnold 
Edward Arostegvi 
Jody Ashby 



Dorrian Bagwell 
Lesli Bales 
Roberta Bealer 
Peggy Beasley 




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Buffy Belcher 
Steven Bevoy 
Heather Biggers 
Brian Biggs 



Linda Bly 
Jarred Bobo 
Cathy Boles 
Laura Bonvissuto 



David Bowden 
Kathy Bowers 
Shimeka Boyd 
Chantelle Boykins 



Irena Bozdoganoska 
Kathy Brawner 
Chantell Brimmer 
Daniel Brown 



Shannon Brown 
John Bryan 
Jennifer Buckner 
Keith Burroughs 



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Seniors 



Tinisha Buttrey 
Carly Caldwell 
Barry Cameron 
Delina Campbell 



Kala Campbell 
Jesse Cardin 
Erika Carillon 
Edward Carriger 



Tiffany Cheuvront 
Laura Christiansen 
Matt Clark 
Charlie Clarke 



Cara Clayborne 
Ethel Cobbett 
Candy Cole 
Leah Cole 



Ashley Cook 
Carolyn Copenhaver 
Cindy Cotton 
Brandi Cox 




98 




William Craig 
Sandra Curry 
Shelia Dale 
Alison Davis 



Brad Deas 
Lois Deering 
Kristy Dellinger 
Montique Denis 



David Derryberry 
Constance Devault 
Alan Dicks 
Joseph Dismukes 



Melissa Dobbins 
Carolyn Dodson 
Katrina Doty 
Mary Anne Drake 



Chris Duffey 
Dante Dulap 
Toni Edwards 
Elaine Elkins 



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Senior s^ 



Sundi Farmer 
Sandra Feliciano 
Krystal Ferguson 
Julie Ferrell 



Danya Fields-Odom 
Melissa Figart 
Corey Fleming 
Andrea Flowers 



Daniel Ford 
Michelle Frank 
Chawntell Freeman 
Edward Friz 



Charleen Fugitt 
Angela Gannon 
Paula George 
Robin Gheesling 



Alina Gibbs 
Gina Gibbs 
Barry Gilley 
Chris Glasco 




100 




Tywanda Golden 
Canesha Gordon 
Michael Grant 
Lee Ellen Graves 



Matthew Gross 
Sholanda Haislip 
Tamela Haislip 
Jessica Haley 



Tisonya Hampton 
Alfred Hancock 
Chad Hannah 
Mary Beth Harper 



Lakisha Harrington 
Kenitha Harris 
Dea Harvill 
Jocelyn Hawkins 



Alexandre Henry 
Martin Hester 
Catrenia Hill 
Jason Hill 



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Seniors 



Lucas Hill 
Vanessa Hillis 
Rebecca Holroyd 
Dana Hood 



Ginger Hooper 
Julie Hornsby 
David Howard 
Cindy Hutchins 



Amanda Huskey 
Cole Jacobs 
Crigger Jade 
Jimettria Jamison 



Casey Johnson 
Heather Johnson 
Jim Johnson 
Josh Johnson 



Shanna Johnson 
Carmen Jones 
Tonya Jones 
Misti Kamer 




102 




Taylor Kearney 
Barbara Kellgren 
Bethany Kennedy 
Deborah Ketchersid 



Jodi Kilpatrick 
Sabrina Kinnard 
Kimberly Kramer 
Allison Lanfear 



Lakisha Langster 
Julie Larson 
Alisha Lawrence 
Joann Lawson 



Kimberly Leeper 
Constance Lewis 
Monica Ligon 
Kellie Logan 



Nickolaus Logan 
Laura Love 
Matthew Lowe 
April Lunceford 



103 



Seniors- 



Margaret Luttrell 
Shirley Mack 
Kendall Maffett 
Melanie Manley 



Bert Mansfield 
Julie Markus 
Krista Marquitz 
Princess Martin 



Quentin Mastin 
Miles Matthews 
Victoria Matthews 
Jennifer Mayfield 



Dennis McBride 
Joanna McClendon 
Russell McDonald 
Justin McLeod 



Susan McMahan 
Melanie McWhorter 
Amanda Miller 
Amelia Miller 




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Deborah Miller 
Ursula Mills 
Jennifer Mitchell 
Brian Moat 



Ginelle Morton 
Paula Mosby 
Chaney Mosley 
Tammy Moye 



Jennifer Mullican 
Jessi Murray 
Rachel Myles 
James Narlock 



Sharonica Nelson 
Annette Norman 
Monica Norman 
Ebosele Oboh 



Sven Oelhafen 
Melissa O'Grady 
Lakesha Oldham 
Lisa Oldrock 



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Seniors 



Kimberly O'Neal 
Todd Paris 
Amy Parker 
Dale Parker 



Randy Parson 
Teresa Pasquinelli 
Malissa Patterson 
Daqueisha Peebles 



Jaime Peel 
Donna Pegel 
Glenna Perry 
Victor Petropoylos 



Jamie Phillips 
Kristy Pickens 
Charlies Pierce 
Elizabeth Pitman 



Brandy Pope 
Dana Randolph 
Shane Read 
Angela Redwine 




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Candice Reed 
Lane Reed 
Shannon Reed 
Nikita Reeves 



Misty Rhoton 
Terri Roach 
Junetta Roberson 
Jason Ross 



Nawla Rowley 
Sarah Ruta 
Megan Rutherford 
Michael Rutherford 



Cynthia Ryan 
Reanna Sarieh 
Kelly Sawyer 
Tabatha Shepperson 



Kathy Sherrell 
Angle Sherrill 
Leslie Shrum 
Madiyah Siggers 



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Seniors- 



Christy Sissom 
Melissa Skelton 
Anitra Smith 
Danielle Smith 



William Smith II 
April Sneed 
Rochelle Snelling 
Cornelia Souffront 



John Sourino 
Julianne Spain 
Beth Speer 
Scott Spencer 



Shannon Stanton 
Crystal Steakley 
Inga Steinhoff 
John Stewart 



William Stewart 
Mindi Stoots 
Jennifer Sutterfield 
Azmi Tahirkheli 




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Monica Talley 
Jack Taylor 
Tiffany Taylor 
Yoka Taylor 



Maryann Teal 
Jereeka Temple 
Mary Templeton 
Rachel Tenpenny 



Stacey Terral 
Misty Thompson 
Davitra Thomson 
Jennifer Thornton 



Kaen Tittsworth 
Jennie Treadway 
Tracy Truitt 
Lisa Tyer 



Christi Underdown 
Susan Varner 
Kelli Vinson 
% Emily Voss 



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Seniors- 



Andrew Walker 
Erica Warren 
Howard Washington 
Daniel West 



Stephen Weston 
Cinda Wever 
Joyanna Wever 
Charles Wheeler 



Janice White 
Kevin White 
Robyn Williams 
Carrie Wilson 



Erica Wilson 
Jaclyn Wilson 
Nicole Winnington 
Greyson Wiser 



Amy Wolfe 
Kevin Wright 
Natasha Wright 
Stephanie Wright 




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Michelle Crawford- 
Williams 
Gina Foster 
Danielle Johnsen 
Rebecca Neff 

Angela Ridley 
Carissa Schmidt 



111 



Underclassmen 



Erika Adair 
Jenny Adams 
Adeyinka Alalade 
Elijah Alcala 



Jessica Alexander 
Justice Allah 
Chad Allen 
Melissa Allen 



Tisha Anderson 
Shannon Aplin 
Tina Arendes 
Heather Averill 



Posonya Aylor 
Natasha Bahr 
William Baker 
Brandi Baltz 



Alicia Barcenas 
Rebecca Barnett 
Kevin Bartholomew 
Jonathan Bass 




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Emily Batson 
Misty Bealey 
Lisa Bean 
Rosalyn Beard 



Jeremy Bell 
Johanna Bengson 
Trevor Bentz 
Paul Bishop 



William Black 
Jocelyn Blue 
Jeremy Bolstad 
Cherie Branch 



Stephen Branch 
Heather Brandon 
Shalonda Brooks 
Jennifer Brown 



Laura Buhler 
Luther Burke 
Dewayne Burnett 
Richard Butler 



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Un derclassmen 



Amanda Buttrey 
Trenee Callen 
Jesse Campbell 
Lisa Campbell 



Theresa Carpinito 
Yve Carrell 
Joshua Casey 
Marquentis Chambers 



Rodney Chandler 
Tara Chandler 
Julie Chapman 
Eddie Chatman 



Nicole Childress 
Kimberlyn Clark 
Michele Clark 
Jordan Colley 



Robert Colvin 
Jessica Condon 
Joshua Conway 
Cameron Cooley 




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Ashley Corbitt 
Jennifer Cordle 
Jon Cosby 
Toya Covington 



Lacey Creel 
Sherry Cress 
Barry Crum 
Daniel Curran 



Karen Daughrity 
Brian Davis 
Robyn Dawson 
Brian Deadorf 



Busola Delano 
Jap Demps 
Douglas Devenski 
Christian Dossett 



Kemba Drew 
Vikki Dugger 
Amy Dunivan 
James Eastes 



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Underclassmen 



Demetria Elosiebo 
Daniel Etheridge 
Jennean Farmer 
Amy Fenske 



Michael Fink 
Amy Ford 
Fleather Forsyth 
Katherine Francis 



Michelle Gadson 
Adam Gamble 
Windy Gates 
Barry Gearon 



Timmy Gibson 
Sarah Gilbert 
Rebecca Gillespie 
Allen Goetz 



Clay Gooch 
Christy Gregory 
Audrey Groce 
Jami Harbin 




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Crystal Hassell 
Cindy Hasty 
Jeremy Hays 
Jessica Heim 



Kathleen Heinz 
Ben Heithcock 
Zachary Heitzman 
Leslie Helton 



Kelly Hite 
Richard Hoff 
Catherine Howard 
Elizabeth Howard 



Courtney Huckabay 
Natt Hudson 
Dan Huebel 
Blaine Huffman 



Nancy Hughes 
Seth Hulbert 
Mary Rose Hunter 
Richard Hutchins 



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Un derclassmen 



Alicia Jackson 
Anna Jackson 
Mandy Jackson 
Arkendra Johnson 



Trenda Johnson 
Rufus Johnson Jr. 
Catherine Jones 
Clark Keitrick 



Robert Kelly 
Mary Kelton 
Christopher King 
Greg Kirven 



Melissa Knight 
Dana Ladd 
Jennifer Lampley 
Randall Lance 



Amber Lashbrook 
Jeremiah Lawson 
Daniel Leathers 
Gwendolyn Lipscomb 




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Phillip Lindsley 
Vernon Lockhart 
Thomas Logan 
Anna Losada 



April Lowe 
Nathan Lux 
Michele MacKersie 
Lerone Major 



Kelby Malone 
Chris Marshall 
John Matthews 
Lanitra Matthews 



Thomas Mayo 
Jeremy McConnell 
Mark McCoy 
Lance McDonald 



Charles McGee 
Leita McKay 
Jennifer McKinney 
Leslie McMahon 



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Amber Miller 
Katie Molenaar 
April Moll 
Angela Montgomery 



Richard Montgomery 
Demetriss Moore 
Seth Moore 
Shannon Moore 



Andrew Moss 
Katherine Neely 
Elizabeth Newsom 
Du Ha Nguyen 



John Norrell 
Christopher Overton 
Seth Owen 
Thomas Parker 



Tachaka Pentecost 
Brad Perry 
Tommy Phanyoraj 
Vidara Phimmasone 




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Bryan Picklesimer 
Erin Picou 
Molly Pippi 
Nichole Planicka 



Jeremy Powell 
Randy Powers 
Christie Price 
Erika Pryor 



April Putman 
Tabitha Pyles 
Kimberly Quarles 
William Rabe 



Ivan Rattliff 
Brooke Redmon 
Rubin Renatre 
Daniel Rice 



Paul Rich 
Brandon Risner 
Ben Rodgers 
Jacob Romancky 



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Underclassmen 



Rebecca Romancky 
Candice Russell 
Nicholas Sager 
John Samples 



Kenny Sanders 
Sara Saunders 
Sherry Scott 
Christina Scruggs 



Turtle Setzer 
Reginald Shannon 
Stephanie Sise 
Catherine Smith 



Joseph Smith 
Kristofer Smith 
Omar Smith 
Rachel Smith 



Trina Smith 
Brandy Snow 
Melissa Sowder 
James Sperance 




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Tonya Stanton 
Jason Stegall 
Nicole Stegner 
Michael Stephens 



Jeremy Stilts 
Leslie Sullens 
Bruce Thomas 
Crystal Thomas 



Reggie Thomas 
Casey Thomason 
Kristin Walker 
Jamie Waller 



Wendy Watkins 
Tess Wells 
Jennifer Williams 
Jonathan Williams 



Patrick Williams 
Patrick Williams 
Leslie Woody 
Alicia Wunner 



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Samantha Daugherty 
Cindy Householder 
Stephanie Richarson 
Kymberlea Taylor 



Jennifer Thompson 
Christopher Whittaker 
Tara Willingham 
Nena Willis 



Sara Wingler 
Deanna Wright 
Tayna Wright 
Christy Young 





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Behind the names of 
MTSU's Greek organiza- 
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dents who are dedicated to 
meeting goals, helping 
people and spreading 
brotherhood and sisterhood 
to all people on campus. 
Even though the letters 
maybe different, all the 
Greeks at MTSU strive for a 
better and more rewarding 
college career. 



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Carlene Henry 

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Brenda Burkhart 

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Lee Fowler 

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Forrestine Williams 

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Aging Studies 




Rosemary O. Owens 

Continuing Studies 





Wayne Rollins 

Cooperative Education 




Carol H. Bader 

Developmental Studies 





William J, Badley 

General Studies 



Anne T. Sloan 

Global Studies 



Donald L. Curry 

Dean of Graduate Studies 



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International Programs 





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Dean, University Library 




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Women's Studies 



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Dean, Honors College 



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Aerospace 



Harley W. Foutch 

Agribusiness and Agriscience 






George G. Murphy 

Biology 



Earl F. Pearson 

Chemistry 



Richard Detmer 

Computer Science 



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Industrial Studies 



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Dean, College of Business 





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Associate Dean, Business 



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Accounting 




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BMOM 




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Computer Information Systems 



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Management and Marketing 


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Criminal Justice Administration 



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Elementary and Special Ed. 



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HPERS 



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Human Sciences 



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Psychology 



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Associate Dean 





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Assistant to the Dean 




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Art 



William Connelly 

English 



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History 




Ron Bombardi 

Philosophy 





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Sociology and Anthropology 



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Dean, Mass Communication 





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Assistant Dean 



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Assistant Dean 






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Journalism 



Bob Spires 

Radio-TV/ Photography 



Chris Haseleu 

Recording hidustry 



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VP, Development and University Relations 





Deborah Gentry 

Assistant VP 



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Alumni Relations 





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Administartive Services 






Joe Hugh 

Procurement, Auxiliary Services 



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Campus Planning 



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Construction Administration 



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Student Affairs 



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Many students may not even be 
aware of the impact that Student 
Affairs has on their college years. 
From the hands-on experience 
available at Student Publications 
to the many events sponsored by 
Campus Recreation and Student 
Programming to the special 
services offered by Multicultural 
Affairs, the Women's Center, 
Disabled Student Services and 
the Adult Services Center, 
Student Affairs is about making 
the best of college life outside the 
classroom. 



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Robert K. Glenn 

Vice President for Student Affairs 



Education leads to the fulfillment of human po- 
tential, and MTSU's vice president for student affairs 
feels it's his division's responsibility to remove barriers 
to the process. 

"The average student now is very focused on 
what they're here for," said Robert K. Glenn. "It's our 
mission to take care of the things that could distract 
them." 

Psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed in the 
early 1940s a model for understanding human behav- 
ior. His model, now a staple concept in management 
training, categorizes human needs into five major ar- 
eas. Primal needs such as food and shelter are an 
individual's first concern. When "lower-level" needs 
are fulfilled, attention turns to matters higher in 
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. 

Self-actualization, phrased in the Army adver- 
tising slogan, "Be all you can be," caps the hierarchy. 

Efforts toward self-actualization can be thwarted 
if another need, such as hunger or worry about paying 
next semester's tuition, becomes more pressing. That's 
where the Student Affairs Division's food-service and 
financial-aid operations come in. Mid-hierarchy needs 
such as interacting with others and receiving recogni- 
tion, can be fulfilled throvigh involvement in recreation, 
employment, or other activities offered through Student 
Affairs. Such involvement can enhance classroom learn- 
ing, as concepts such as rhetoric, leadership and per- 
suasion become tools put into practice. 

When Glenn came to MTSU, he brought 23 years 
of experience in working with university students. 

"We wanted to be back in this area," he said. He 
and his family, Laura Whitehurst Glenn and three chil- 
dren, moved here from Springfield, Mo., in August 1999. 
he served for six years as dean of students at Southwest 
Missouri State University. In that capacity, he planned, 
launched or oversaw a wide variety of campus pro- 
grams. 

His time in Missouri followed a six-year stint as 
director of student activities and director of the univer- 
sity center at the University of North Alabama in Flo- 
rence, Ala. Major responsibilities there included direct 
supervision of university programs and oversight of 102 
student organizations. The university center, whose 




design and construction were under his purview, housec 
book-store, food-service and postal operations. 

A series of positions ranging from residence-hal 
director to director of student services at Birmingham 
Southern College, Ala., established the foundation of hi; 
career. 

Glenn earned a doctorate in counselor educatioi 
from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, a master' 
degree from the same school, and a bachelor's from Bir 
mingham-Southern College, Ala. 



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David Hays, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs 



Tom Burke, Dean of Student Life 



Recognizing that an integral part of the university experience and an individual 
student's personal development take place though activities outside the formal class- 
room setting , the Division of Student Affairs implements programs and services de- 
signed to complement the classroom experience and prepare students to be educated 
and productive members of society. The division does this by providing opportunities 
to facilitate social, intellectual, physical, and emotional grow^th, assisting students to 
become actively involved in campus life, serving as an advocate for students concerns 
to the university community, and by encouraging an environment responsive to indi- 
vidual differences and w^hich is representative of the diversity of MTSU's population. 

The division has two major components, each standing separately, but working 
together to realize the overall goals and purposes of the Student Affairs organization. 
These are Student Life and Student Services, with the various programs and services 
assigned according to the specific role the play in realizing the division's objectives. 



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Student Government 
Association 

The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the mechanism through which students 
are afforded the opportunity to participate in university governance by ensuring an exchange of 
ideas and opinions between the student body and the administration. The purpose of SGA are to 
promote student welfare, provide training in the general principles of the democratic process, 
and to prepare students to become responsible citizens. SGA actively seeks to protect the rights 
of the student and to improve the quality of student life. Students are encouraged to become 
involved in SGA activities and to contact the SGA Offiice with any concerns arising from their 
enrollment at MTSU. 




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When students have misbehaved or have been unable to attend class, the Office of 
Associate Dean of Student Life office is here to assist. Unacceptable conduct is sub- 
ject to disciplinary sanctions which is also fair and consistent with students' rights to 
due process. If students find themselves in a situation where they cannot contact 
their professors or department, should be informed and requested to make the noti- 
fication. An excused absence can be authorized only by the class instructor. This 
office also assists students who find it necessary to completely withdraw ( drop all 
their classes ) from the university. 



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Greek organizations at MTSU are self-governed by three separate bodies. The Inter- 
fraternity Council is composed of twelve member fraternities of the National Inter- 
fraternity Conference ; the Panhellenic Conference sororities; the United Greek 
Council governs the affairs of eight local chapters representing National Pan-Hel- 
lenic Council Fraternities and Sororities. The Director of Greek Life counsels all three 
governing bodies and also coordinates programs which facilitate the development of 
leadership skills, social acumen, and superior scholarship within the Greek commu- 
nity This office also coordinates the activities MTSU's cheerleading squads. 



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Student Orientation Assistants 



Orientation for freshmen and undergraduate transfer students is provided during 
the summer prior to matriculation. Several sessions are offered to accommodate in- 
dividual schedules. The programs allow new students to meet an academic advisor, 
participate in pre-selection of courses, and become familiar with campus activities 
and services. Current topics of special concern to college students are also addressee 
. All new students and their parents or spouses are encouraged to attend. Upperclas; 
students work as Student Orientation Assistants to facilitate the two-day program 
and show the incoming students around campus. 



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Director Gleiin Handley and Staff 

The Campus Recreation Office, located in the Recreation program for MTSU students. Opportu- 
nities include participation in team or club sports, outdoor pursuits, fitness activities, aquatic 
programs, and leisure clinics. A wide variety of outdoor and other recreation equipment is avail- 
able for checkout by students. The Recreation Center, which opened in Fall 1995, provides stu- 
dents with a state-of-the-art facility. The Center includes six basketball /volleyball courts, six 
racquetball courts, an aerobics room, an 8,000-square-foot free weights area, cardiovascular ma- 
chines, an indoor swimming pool, locker rooms, a rock climbing wall, and a sun deck with four 
sand volleyball courts adjacent. The Center is open seven days a week during the fall and spring 
semesters and the summer term. The Recreation Center will be closed during fall break. Thanks- 
giving holidays, Christmas holidays, and spring break. The schedule may be adjusted during 
other University holidays and for certain special University events. More information on pro- 
grams or the Center may be obtained by contacting the Campus Recreation Office. 



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Debra Sells 
Director of Housing and Residential Life 



More than 3,000 students now 
live on campus with the addi- 
tion of the Scarlett Commons 
apartments and Greek Row. Stu- 
dents living on campus are part 
of a vital living learning com- 
munity which emphasizes aca- 
demic excellence; interaction 
with students, faculty, and staff; 
and active involvement in the 
campus community. Each resi- 
dence hall is staffed with trained 
student resident assistants who 
are supervised by professional 
residence area coordinators. 





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Student Programming 



Harold Smith, Director of Student Unions and Programming 



Student Programming provides the ad- 
ministrative framework for extracurricu- 
lar activities promoted by Special Events. 
Special Events plans and present s activi- 
ties which serve the cultural, educational, 
and social interests of the student body and 
the general community. The Ticket Office 
also is supervised through the Office of 
Student Programming and is located in the 
northeast corner of Murphy Center. MTSU 
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Jenny Tenpenny Crouch 
Director of Student Publications 



Student Publications publishes the 
campus newspaper, Sidelines; The 
Midlander yearbook; and the maga- 
zine. Collage. These publications are 
staffed by students and provide ex- 
periences in writing, editing, design, 
photography, advertising, and pub- 
lic relations. All students are en- 
couraged to join the staffs. The stu- 
dent publications director oversees 
publishing the three publications, 
but decisions, on content are made 
by student editors. 





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Carol Ann Baily 
Director of Adult Services Center 




The Adult Services Center serves as an information and referral center 
for those students who are returning to formal studies or beginning col- 
lege for the first time as adult learners. The center is an advocated for the 
needs of adult learners. Workshops designed to help the adult learner 
succeed in re-entering college are offered. Located in Keathley Univer- 
sity Center 320, the center helps make available the services of various 
other university offices to students on campus for classes at hours other 
than regular business hours. The center also provides a place to meet 
and share ideas with other adult learners. A student organization called 
OWLS (Older Wiser Learners) is coordinated through the Center. 



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Counseling and 
Testing 



Jane Tipps, Director of Counseling and Testing 




The general purpose of the Counseling and Testing Center is to provide appropriate 
services for any enrolled student of the University and to work with faculty mem- 
bers and students in the planning and achievement of educational goals. The center 
provides career-vocational counseling, personal counseling, and both group and 
individual testing. Through a cooperative arrangement with the Placement Center, 
students have help in career choice and placement opportunities. The Counseling 
and Testing Center offers students the opportunity to seek reasonable and rational 
solutions to problems with the help of professional counselors in an environment of 
confidentiality. Students desiring any of these services are urged to contact the Cen- 
ter, located in Keathley University Center 329. 

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Disabled Student Services is the coordinat- 
ing office which distributes information 
concerning services available to students 
with disabilities. The office acts as an 
advocate for disabled students at the uni- 
versity, surveying the needs of these stu- 
dents and developing programs to meet 
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Financial Aid 



David Hutton 
Director of Financial Services 




Publications and Graphics 




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Multicultural Affairs 



Ralph Metcalf 
Director of Multicultural Affairs 




The Office of Multicultural Affairs pro- 
vides a welcoming and supportive en- 
vironment for minority students. The 
office also serves as a link between cul- 
turally diverse students and the univer- 
sity community. Services offered in- 
clude registration assistance, financial 
aid, counseling, academic advising, tu- 
toring, mentoring, and programming in 
multicultural awareness. 




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Director of Placement and Stvident Employment 



The university provides a year-round centralized 
placement service for its students and alumni 
through the Placement and Student Employment 
Center. The office assists prospective graduates 
and alumni in securing career positions. Em- 
ployers from a variety of business and industry 
conduct on-campus interviews with students. 
Other placement services include the develop- 
ment of reference files for credentials, career job 
listings, part-time and summer employment op- 
portunities, and the career library. 





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Sally Kimbrell 

Director of Student Health Services 



When a student comes 
with a sore throat, rash or 
other ailment. Students 
Health Services, located 
in McFarland Health Ser- 
vices Building, is there to 
help them. A profes- 
sional team of nurses 
and health practitioners 
are there to treat minor 
illness and refer more 
serious cases to local 
doctors or the student's 
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The June Anderson Women's Center (JAWC) has been serving women at MTSU 
since 1977. Support groups, workshops, and programs for women are offered dur- 
ing the academic year. A free legal clinic is open the last Thursday of each month. 
The office, located on the main floor of the James Union Building, provides a safe 
space for women to meet together or use the JAWC library. A resource and referral 
file includes information on financial aid for women, housing, and community le- 
gal, health , and mental health services. A statewide student women's leadership 
conference is coordinated through the JAWC each spring. Students are welcome to 
volunteer for this and other activities including " Take Our Daughters to Work " 
Day and Sexual Assault Awareness. During spring semester, the Women's Center, 
working collaboratively with the co-chairs of National Women's History month, 
sponsors events, programs, and films which bring together the campus and com- 
munity in a celebration of women's contributions to culture and society. 



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Student Groups 



Future Airport 
Executives 



Freshman Forum 



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Student Athletic Trainers Association 




Student Groups 



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every MTSU student is encouraged to attend worship services of his/her choice. The University 
seeks neither to promote nor to exclude any creed. Campus ministries are located in facilities 
that border the campus: Wesley Foundation, Baptist Student Union, Church of Christ Student 
Center, Presbyterian Student Fellowship and Catholic Student Center. 



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The Band of Blue, MTSU's Marching Band; Sym- 
phonic Band; Wind Ensemble; Concert Choir; 
Women's Chorale' MTSU Singers; Schola Cantorum; 
String Ensemble; Middle Tennessee Symphony; 
MTSU Orchestra; Jazz Ensemble; Chamber Choir; 
Brass Ensemble; Woodwind Ensemble; Guitar En- 
semble; Percussion Ensemble; Steel Drum Band; 
Opera Workshop; and Commercial Music Ensemble 
are all organizations of student performers. Each 
group presents formal concerts during the year, and 
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Twelth Night Sept. 23-24 
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Sylvia 

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Oct. 1-2, 5-9 
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 
by Dale Wasserman 


Nov. 15-20 
Tucker Theatre 


A Raisin in the Sun 
by Lorraine Hansberry 


Feb. 16-19, 22-26 
Studio Theatre 


Lysistrata 2411 A.D. 
conceived by Dale Calandra 


April 10-15 
Tucker Theatre 


The Princess and the Pea 
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May 19-20 
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Congratulations Nikki 
on a year well done! 
Love, Mom and Dad 



Casey, 

Well, we've gone from elementary school to high school now 
high school to college. This will be the ultimate experience of your life. 
The best is yet to come: your whole family is so proud of you. We have 
always known how special you are and how your determination has 
been your greatest quality. You never have taken "no" for an answer if 
there was something you really wanted to do or truly believed in, and 
that has gotten you where you are today. 

We have always told you "we have given you wings." Now. 
it's up to you which way you want to fly. Always remember this, and 
God will smile down on you. •••••• 

Love you. 
Dad, Mom, C.G. Jagger and Howley 



Jennifer Lampley, 

How could anyone ever forget 
your nursery school picture? 
You have always been special, 
and everyone loves the way 
you smile (This one is quite 
unique). Be successful at 
MTSU. You'll be a great 
teacher. We love you! 

Mom, Dad and Jeff' 




Congratulations, 
Jamison Sliger! 
You made it to 

Division I 

college baseball. 

Love always, 

your family 




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Good luck for life! 

Love, your family 



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Three mouths old 



Cherie, 

We, your family would like to 
say how proud we are that 
you chose to further your 
education and that you are 
now a woman. You can be 
whatever you decide you 
want to be. Congratulations. 
We love you, your family 



Patrick, 

This has been a year of tremendous change for 
you and for us, but you have made a great ad- 
justment to college life. Your first year at MTSU 
and Nicks Hall will always hold a place in our 
memories. Congratulations on your successes, 
keep up the good work and remember to keep 
God first in your life. The best is yet to come! 

Love, 
Mom and Dad 



To Wendi 

Our love and best wishes to 

the greatest daughter any 

parent could have. 

We're proud of you! 

Love, Mom, Dad & Pistol 



Here's my 
flight plan! 

Dustin Wilhoit 





Congratulations^ 
Anika! 

You survived the year. 
Jenny, Brenda, Cheryl and Susan 



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Bunks, 

Congratulations! Remember your first 
year with Ray, Dan and Dave. Continue to 
build wonderful memories as you follow 
your dreams. Keep hearing the music. 

With love and pride. 

Mom 



Adalicia Cross 

You have brought us nothing but joy since the 
day you were born. We thank God every day for 
sending you to us. 

You have grown into a wonderful young 
woman by allowing God to lead you. Continue to 
trust in him to guide you through life. 

Love, 
Mom & Dad 



Congratulations 
Dewayne 

We're proud 

of you. 

Love, your family 




Stephanie Sise 

Good luck! 

Love, 

Dad, Aaron and sisters 




Lesli Bales, Susan McMahan and Jennie Treadway 

Times Square • New York City • March 1998 



Congrats 

Jennie, 

Susan 

and 

Lesli 

for a job well 
done from 

your friends 
at Sidelines 

and Student 

Publications. 



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JOSH BELL 

We are very 
proud of you! 
Family and Friends 




Terra Shea Smith 
Congratulations on 
your freshman year! 
Never let go of your 
dreams. 

We love you. 

Mama and Daddy 



Beth, congratulations! Your 
freshman year has been an 
eventful one... We love you... 
and are proud of you... #12... 
for grades and goals. 

Love, Mom & Dad 



Congratulations 

Jennifer George 

Love, Your Family 




Congratulations 
Rachel 

You made it despite 
all the obstacles. 

Good luck with your 
Master's work at 
Florida. You'll he 

missed by all your 

friends at Middle. 
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Christopher Martin 



No longer a 

fireman. Good 

luck in all you do. 

Love, 

Mom and Dad 

(Tongue paybacks 

are hell.) 



Ashley, 

Congratulations on your 
first year at MTSU. You 
know we are proud of you. 
Love, Mom and Chris 



Jonathan Wright 

Philippians 4:13 

Love, Mom, Dad, 
Darren, Randi & Merriel 



Congratulations 

Candice R. Martin 

Much Success Your 
Freshman Year at MTSU 
Love, Mommie & Family 



Congratulations 
1999-2000 

GRADUATES 
FROM THE 

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Michael, 

Congratulations on your first 

year! May God send his angels 

to watch over you! 

Love, Mom, Dad, & Skylar 





Dear Kymberlea, 
It has been a joy to watch you 
grow into the beautiful 
yound woman you've be- 
come. Thank you for all the 
happiness you've given us. 
Congratulations on your 
freshman year. 

We love you, 
Dad and Cheryl 


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Deanna Wright, 

We are very proud 
of our baby girl. 
Love, 
Mom & Dad 



Timothy- 

We love you, and we 
are very proud of you. 

Love, Pop - Grandmother 





Kevin, 

Thanks for 
all your help 

in the 

newsroom. 

You've been 

a great coach 

- even when 

you gave us 

a bad 

critique! 

The 

Sidelines 

staff 




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Erika Adair 
Jenny Adams 
Ron Aday 
Adeyinka Alalade 
Elijah Alcala 
Jessica Alexander 
Justice Allah 
Chad Allen 
Melissa Allen 
Tisha Anderson 
Shannon Aplin 
Tina Arendes 
Jill Austin 
Heather Averill 
Posonya Aylor 



B 



Carol Bader 
William Bradley 
Nathasha Bahr 
William Baker 
Brandi Baltz 
Alicia Barcenas 
Rebecca Barnett 
Kevin Bartholomew 
Jonathan Bass 
Emily Batson 
Misty Bealey 
Lisa Bean 
Rosalyn Beard 
Jeremy Bell 
Buffy Belcher 
Johanna Bengson 
Trevor Bentz 
Steven Bevoy 
Race Bergman 
Heather Biggers 
Brian Biggs 
Paul Bishop 
Willaim Black 
Jocelyn Blue 
Linda Bly 
Janed Bobo 
Cathy Boles 
Jeremy Bolstad 



112 
112 
202 
112 
112 
112 
112 
112 
112 
112 
112 
112 
207 
112 
112 



202 

202 

112 

112 

112 

112 

112 

112 

112 

113 

113 

113 

113 

113 

97 

113 

113 

97 

208 

97 

97 

113 

113 

113 

97 

97 

97 

113 




Ron Bombardi 211 

Gloria Bonner 208 

Laura Bonvissuto 97 

David Bowden 97 

Kathy Bowers 97 

Shimeka Boyd 97 

Chantelle Boykins 97 

Irena Bozdoganoska 97 

Cherie Branch 113 

Stephen Branch 113 

Heather Brandon 1 1 3 

Kathy Brawner 97 

Chantell Brimmer 97 

James Brooks 210 

Shalonda Brooks 1 1 3 

Daniel Brown 97 

Jennifer Brown 113 

Shannon Brown 97 

John Bryan 97 

Jennifer Buckner 97 

Laura Buhler 113 

Dwight Bullard 206 

Luther Burker 113 

Brenda Burkhart 200 

Dewayne Burnett 1 1 3 

Jim Burton 206 



Keith Burroughs 97 

Richard Butler 113 

Amanda Buttrey 1 14 

Tinisha Buttrey 98 



Carly Caldwell 98 

Trenee Callen 114 

Barry Cameron 98 

Delina Campbell 98 

Jesse Campbell 114 

Kala Campbell 98 

Lisa Campbell 114 

Richard Campbell 212 

Jesse Cardin 98 

Erika Carillon 98 

Robert Carlton 205 

Theresa Carpinito 1 14 

YveCarrell 114 

Edward Carriger 98 

Joshua Casey 114 

Marquentis Chambers 1 14 

Rodney Chandler 114 

Tara Chandler 114 

Julie Chapman 114 



Index 



278 



Eddie Chatman 


114 Robyn Dawson 


115 


Tiffany Cheuvront 


98 Brian Deadorf 


115 


Nicole Childress 


114 BradDeas 


99 


Laura Christiansen 


98 Lois Deering 


99 


Curtis Church 


205 Busola Delano 


115 


Russell Church 


211 1 


Kristy Dellinger 


99 


Kimberly Clark 


114 Jap Demps 


115 


Matt Clark 


98 Montique Denis 


99 


Michele Clark 


114 David Derryberry 99 


Suma Clark 


213 1 


Richard Detmer 


204 


Charlie Clarke 


98 Constance Devault 99 


Cara Clayborne 


98 1 


Douglas Devenski 115 


Ethel Cobbett 


98 


Man Dicks 


99 


Candy Cole 


98 Joseph Dismukes 99 


Leah Cole 


98 I 


VIelissa Dobbins 


99 


Rebecca Cole 


201 ( 


Zarolyn Dodson 


99 


Jordan Colley 


114 < 


I^hristian Dossett 115 


Robert Colvin 


114 ] 


Catrina Doty 


99 


Jessica Condon 


114 I 


Vlary Anne Drake 99 


William Connelly 


210 


Cemba Drew 


115 


Joshua Conway 


114 


ohn Drugmand 


215 


Ashley Cook 


98 ( 


[Thris Duffey 


99 


Cameron Cooley 


114 


Vikki Dugger 


115 


Carolyn Copenhaver 


98 


4my Dunivan 


115 


Debbie Coppinger 


213 


Dante Dunlap 


99 


Ashley Corbitt 


115 






Jennifer Cordle 


115 
115 






Jon Cosby 




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Cindy Cotton 
Toya Covington 
Brandi Cox 


98 


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115 
98 






Don r^rni o 


203 


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William Craig 


99 


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Michelle Crawford-Williams 1 1 1 


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Lacey Creel 


115 


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Sherry Cress 


115 


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Barry Crum 


115 




Daniel Curran 


115 




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Donald Curry 


202 


T 




Sandra Curry 


99 


1 






D 



Shelia Dale 


99 


Samantha Daugherty 


124 


Karen Daughrity 


115 


AUson Davis 


99 


Brian Davis 


115 



279 



17 




Gina Gibbs 


100 


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rimmy Gibson 


116 


James Eastes 


115 


Sarah Gilbert 


116 


Toni Edwards 


99 


diff Gillespie 


201 


Elaine Elkins 


99 


lebecca Gillespie 


116 


Jackie EUer 


203 


Barry Gilley 


100 


Demetria Elosiebo 


116 


Chris Glasco 


100 


Daniel Etheridge 


116 


Allen Goetz 


116 






Fywanda Golden 


101 


17 




Canesha Gordon 


101 


r 




Clay Gooch 


116 


Jennean Farmer 


116 


Mike Gower 


214 


Sundi Farmer 


100 


Michael Grant 


101 


Sandra Feliciano 


100 


Lee Ellen Graves 


101 


Amy Fenske 


116 


Christy Gregory 


116 


Krystal Ferguson 


100 


Audrey Groce 


116 


Ronald Fen-ara 


204 


Matthew Gross 


101 


Donald Ferrell 


205 






Julie Ferrell 


100 


H 




Danya Fields-Odom 


100 




Melissa Figart 


100 


Sholanda Haislip 


101 


Michael Fink 


116 


Pamela Haislip 


101 


Corey Fleming 


100 


fessica Haley 


101 


Andrea Flowers 


100 


Pisonya Hampton 


101 


Amy Ford 


116 


Alfred Hancock 


101 


Daniel Ford 


100 


Chad Hannah 


101 


Heather Forsyth 


116 
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Gina Foster 


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Harley Foutch 


204 


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Lee Fowler 


200 


H 




Katherine Francis 


116 


B 




Michelle Frank 


100 


H^ 




Chawntell Freeman 


100 


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Edward Friz 


100 


H 




Charles Frost 


211 


H 




Charleen Fugitt 


100 


I 




G 




1 




Michelle Gadson 


116 


■ 




Adam Gamble 


116 


H 




Angela Gannon 


100 


H 




Windy Gates 


116 


H 




Bany Gearon 


116 


^1 




Deborah Gentry 


213 


^1 




Paula George 


100 


1 




Robin Gheesling 


100 


H 




Alina Gibbs 


100 


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Index 



280 



Jami Harbin 


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Richard Hoff 




117 


Anna Jackson 


118 


Linda Hare 


213 


Pamela Holder 205 


Mandy Jackson 


118 


Kenneth Harmon 


206 


Rebecca Holroyd 102 


Cole Jacobs 


102 


Mary Beth Harper 


101 


Dana Hood 102 


Crigger Jade 


102 


Lakisha Harrington 


101 


Ginger Hooper 102 


Jimettria Jamison 


102 


Kenitha Harris 


101 


Julie Hornsby 102 


Danielle Johnsen 


HI 


Dea Harvill 


101 


Catherine Howard 117 


Arkendra Johnson 


118 


Chris Haseleu 


212 


David Howard 102 


Carlyle Johnson 


210 


Barbara Haskew 


201 


Elizabeth Howard 117 


Casey Johnson 


102 


Crystal Hassell 


117 


Cindy Householder 124 


Faye Johnson 


201 


Cindy Hasty 


117 


Courtney Huckabay 117 


Heather Johnson 


102 


Jocelyn Hawkins 


101 


Natt Hudson 117 


Jim Johnson 


102 


Jeremy Hays 


117 


DanHuebel 117 


Josh Johnson 


102 


Jessica Heim 


117 


Blaine Huffman 117 


Rufus Johnson Jr. 


118 


Kathleen Heinz 


117 


Joe Hugh 214 


Shanna Johnson 


102 


Ben Heithcock 


117 


Karla Hughes 208 


Trenda Johnson 


118 


Zachary Heitzman 


117 


Nancy Hughes 117 


Carmen Jones 


102 


Leslie Helton 


117 


SethHulbert 117 


Catherine Jones 


118 


Alexandre Henry 


101 


Geoffrey Hull 212 


Robert Jones 


201 


Carlene Henry 


200 


Mary Rose Hunter 117 


Tonya Jones 


102 


Martin Hester 


101 


Cindy Hutchins 102 






Catrenia Hill 


101 


Richard Hutchins 117 


K 




Jason Hill 


101 


Amanda Huskey 102 




Lucas Hill 


102 


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Misti Kamer 


102 


Vanessa Hillis 


102 


Taylor Kearney 


103 


Kelly Hite 


117 


Alicia Jackson 118 


Earl Keese 


204 










Nancy Keese 
Clark Keitrick 


208 


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118 


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Barbara Kellgren 


103 


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Robert Kelly 
Mary Kelton 


118 


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118 


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Bethany Kennedy 


103 


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Deborah Ketchersid 


103 



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Edward Kick 
Jodi Kilpatrick 
Christopher King 
Sabrina Kinnard 
Greg Kirven 
Melissa Knight 
Kimberly Kramer 
Roger Kugler 



Dana Ladd 
Jennifer Lampley 
Randall Lance 
Allison Lanfear 



211 
103 
118 
103 
118 
118 
103 
211 



118 
118 
118 
103 



281 




Lakisha Langster 


103 


Margaret Luttrell 


Julie Larson 


103 


Nathan Lux 


Amber Lashbrook 


118 




Alisha Lawrence 


103 


M 


Jeremiah Lawson 


118 


Joann Lawson 


103 


Shirley Mack 


Daniel Leathers 


118 


Michele MacKersie 


Lucinda Lea 


215 


Kendall Maffett 


Deryl Leaming 


212 


Lee Maier 


Frank Lee 


208 


Lerone Major 


John Lee 


207 


Kelby Malone 


Kimberly Leeper 


103 


Melanie Manley 


Constance Lewis 


103 


Bert Mansfield 


Monica Ligon 


103 


Julie Markus 


Phillip Lindsley 


119 


Krista Marquitz 


Gwendolyn Lipscomb 


118 


Chris Marshall 


Vernon Lockhart 


119 


Princess Martin 


Kellie Logan 


103 


Jeanne Massaquoi 


Nickolaus Logan 


103 


Quentin Mastin 


Thomas Logan 


119 


John Matthews 


Jim Lorenz 


205 


Lanitra Matthews 


Anna Losada 


119 


Miles Matthews 


Laura Love 


103 


Victoria Matthews 


April Lowe 


119 


Jennifer Mayfield 


Matthew Lowe 


103 


Thomas Mayo 


April Lunceford 


103 


Dennis McBride 



104 
119 



104 
119 
104 
206 
119 
119 
104 
104 
104 
104 
119 
104 
203 
104 
119 
119 
104 
104 
104 
119 
104 



Joanna McClendon 
Jeremy McConnell 
Mark McCoy 
John McDaniel 
Lance McDonald 
Russell McDonald 
Charles McGee 
Linda McGrew 
Leita McKay 
Jennifer McKinney 
Justin McLeod 
Susan McMahan 
Leslie McMahon 
Melanie McWhorter 
Amanda Miller 
Amber Miller 
Amelia Miller 
Deborah Miller 
Patricia Miller 
Ursula Mills 
Jennifer Mitchell 
Brian Moat 
Katie Molenaar 
April Moll 
Angela Montgomery 
John Paul Montgomery 
Richard Montgomery 
Demetriss Moore 
Seth Moore 
Shannon Moore 
Larry Morris 
Ginelle Morton 
Paula Mosby 
Chancy Mosley 
Andrew Moss 
Tammy Moye 
Jennifer MuUican 
George Murphy 
Jessi Murray 
Rachel Myles 



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James Narlock 
Katherine Neely 
Rebecca Neff 
Sharonica Nelson 
Elizabeth Newsom 



104 
119 
119 
210 
119 
104 
119 
206 
119 
119 
104 
104 
119 
104 
104 
120 
104 
105 
214 
105 
105 
105 
120 
120 
120 
203 
120 
120 
120 
120 
209 
105 
105 
105 
120 
105 
105 
204 
105 
105 



105 
120 
111 
105 
120 



Index 



282 



Du Ha Nguyen 


120 


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Annette Norman 


105 


HI 






Monica Norman 


105 


HI 






John Norrell 


120 













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Ebosele Oboh 


105 


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Sven Oelhafen 


105 






Melissa 0' Grady 


105 






Lakesha Oldham 


105 






Lisa Oldrock 


105 






Kimberly O'Neal 


106 






Christopher Overton 


120 






Seth Owen 


120 






Rosemary Owens 


202 


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P 

Todd Paris 
Amy Parker 


106 
106 










Dale Parker 


106 






Thomas Parker 


120 


Randy Powers 


121 


Randy Parson 


106 


Christie Price 


121 


Teresa Pasquinelli 


106 


Erika Pryor 


121 


Malissa Patterson 


106 


April Putman 


121 


Earl Pearson 


204 


Tabitha Pyles 


121 


Daqueisha Peebles 


106 






Jaime Peel 


106 


Q 




Donna Pegal 


106 




Tachaka Pentecost 


120 


Kimberly Quarles 


121 


Brad Perry 


120 






Glenna Perry 


106 


R 




Victor Petropoylos 


106 




Tommy Phanyoraij 


120 


William Rabe 


121 


Jamie Phillips 


106 


Dana Randolph 


106 


Vidara Phimmasone 


120 


Ivan Rattliff 


121 


Kristy Pickens 


106 


Shane Read 


106 


Bryan Picklesimer 


121 


Brooke Redmon 


121 


Eric Picou 


121 


Angela Redwine 


106 


Charlies Pierce 


106 


Candice Reed 


107 


George Pimentel 


210 


Lane Reed 


107 


Molly Pippi 


121 


Shannon Reed 


107 


Elizabeth Pitman 


106 


Nikita Reeves 


107 


Nichole Planicka 


121 


Rubin Renatre 


121 


Elliott Pood 


212 


Daniel Rice 


121 


Brandy Pope 


106 


Paul Rich 


121 


Jeremy Powell 


121 


Stephanie 


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124 



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283 




Angela Ridley 
Brandon Risner 
Misty Rhoton 
Terri Roach 
Junetta Roberson 
Deborah Roberts 
Ben Rodgers 
Wayne Rollins 
Jacob Romancky 
Rebecca Romancky 
Jack Ross 
Jason Ross 
Nawla Rowley 
Candice Russell 
Sarah Ruta 
Megan Rutherford 
Michael Rutherford 
Cynthia Ryan 



Nicholas Sager 
John Samples 
Kenny Sanders 
Reanna Sarieh 



HI 


Sara Saunders 


121 


Kelly Sawyer 


107 


Carissa Schmidt 


107 


Connie Schmidt 


107 


Sherry Scott 


214 


Christina Scruggs 


121 


Turtle Setzer 


202 


Reginald Shannon 


121 


Tabatha Shepperson 


122 


Kathy Sherrell 


213 


Angle Sherrill 


107 


Bonnie Shipp 


107 


Leslie Shrum 


122 


Madiyah Siggers 


107 


Stephanie Sise 


107 


Christy Sissom 


107 


Melissa Skelton 


107 


Anne Sloan 




Anitra Smith 




Catherine Smith 




Danielle Smith 


122 


Joseph Smith 


122 


Kristofer Smith 


122 


Omar Smith 


107 


Rachel Smith 



122 
107 
111 
209 
122 
122 
122 
122 
107 
107 
107 
201 
107 
107 
122 
108 
108 
202 
108 
122 
108 
122 
122 
122 
122 



Thaddeus Smith 
Trina Smith 
William Smith 11 
William Smotherman 
April Sneed 
Rochelle Snelling 
Brandy Snow 
Cornelia Souffront 
John Sourino 
Melissa Sowder 
Julianne Spain 
Beth Speer 
Scott Spencer 
James Sperance 
Bob Spires 
Shannon Stanton 
Tonya Stanton 
Crystal Steakley 
Jason Stegall 
Nicole Stegner 
Inga Steinhoff 
Michael Stephens 
John Stewart 
William Stewart 
Duane Stucky 
Jeremy Stilts 
Mindi Stoots 
Leslie SuUens 
Jennifer Sutterfield 



Azmi Tahirkheli 
Monica Talley 
Jack Taylor 
Kymberlea Taylor 
Tiffany Taylor 
Yoka Taylor 
Maryann Teal 
Jereeka Temple 
Mary Templeton 
Rachel Tenpenny 
Stacey Terral 
Bruce Thomas 
Crystal Thomas 
Reggie Thomas 
Casey Thomason 
Jennifer Thompson 



211 

122 

108 

214 

108 

108 

122 

108 

108 

122 

108 

108 

108 

122 

212 

108 

123 

108 

123 

123 

108 

123 

108 

108 

214 

123 

108 

123 



109 
109 
124 
109 
109 
109 
109 
109 
109 
109 
123 
123 
123 
123 
124 



Index 



284 



Misty Thompson 


109 


Carrie Wilson 


Wendy Thompson 


200 


Erica Wilson 


Davitra Thomson 


109 


Jaclyn Wilson 


Jennifer Thornton 


109 


Sara Wingler 


Kaen Tittsworth 


109 


Nicole Winnington 


Jennie Treadway 


109 


Greyson Wiser 


Tracy Tmitt 


109 


Amy Wolfe 


Lisa Tyer 


109 


Leslie Woody 
Deanna Wright 


U 




Kevin Wright 




Natasha Wright 


Christi Underdown 


109 


Stephanie Wright 
Tayna Wright 


V 




Tech Wubneth 




Alicia Wunner 


Susan Vamer 


109 




John Vile 


211 


Y 


Kelli Vinson 


109 


Emily Voss 


109 


Christy Young 


W 






Andrew Walker 


110 




Kristin Walker 


123 




James Walker 


200 




Jamie Walker 


123 




Wendy Watkins 


123 




Erica Warren 


110 




Howard Washington 


110 




Tess Wells 


123 




Daniel West 


110 




Stephen Weston 


110 




Cinda Wever 


110 




Joyanna Wever 


110 




Martha Whaley 
Charles Wheeler 


208 


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110 


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Janice White 


110 


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Kevin White 


110 




Christopher Whittaker 


124 




Doug Williams 
Forrestine Williams 


213 
200 






Jennifer Williams 


123 


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Jonathan Williams 


123 


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Patrick Williams 


123 




Patrick Williams 


123 


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Robyn Williams 


110 


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Tara Willingham 


124 


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124 


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Another book has come to a close just as another chapter in Middle 
Tennessee State University's history. It has been a year of memories; a year 
of change; a year that moves us into a new millennium. 

Moving up. We have seen this university move into the ranks ofl-A 

football competition. And while the expectations were not high this first 

year, the enthusiasm of the new coaching staff, the players and the fans 

permeated our senses, and we look forward to what this move may mean to 

our athletic program and to our school. 

Growing big. Growth in our numbers continues its steady course (a 
course which began about 15 years ago). This growth can be viewed as both 
a blessing and a curse. We are blessed that we have a quality administra- 
tion and faculty who can deal with the swelling numbers of students. But 
we are cursed with a lack of parking space and inadequate facilities to pro- 
mulgate our matriculation here. 

Changing needs. Changes have been many within the ranks of our 
academic and professional staffs; some changes are good; some bad; some 
inevitable. New programs emerge while old favorites lose their appeal. 
Beloved professors and administrators move or pass on. New ones join our 
ranks. We have weathered the bad; rejoiced with the good and accepted the 
inevitable. 

Moving, growing, changing. Energy in motion as we face the 21st 
century. It is with that energy we close this book and prepare to open 
another one. We hope that as this year evolved into a remarkable experi- 
ence in our lives that the next will unfold into another marker year for the 
university and ourselves. 



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