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FAIRMONT, WV 26554
Coming One Step Further for some
students means climbing the steps
to success in front of Hardway
Building located at the front en-
trance to Fairmont State.
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^^^^^^ the first time in life or
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^^P Semester, for many
^ j^r students meant seeing
changes both in lifestyle and on
campus. Students just starting a new
part of their lives or continuing their
education saw new professors, new
classes, and new construction sites
become major adjustments to their
previous ways of living.
For those students moving into the
forms or commuting, they also faced a
more lengthy walk across campus due
to construction. Some students even
incorporated an extra set of steps to
climb everyday into their pathways to
class. With this extra set of steps,
their steps of success may have
become more lengthy. However, they
continue to climb one more step as
they Come One Step Further in their
education at Fairmont State College!!
Students stop to
converse as others
Come One Step Fur-
Fans turn out at the first
football game, hoping for a
successful football season.
Enjoying the warm weather,
students wore colorful clothing
as they use the steps beside the
dining hall between classes.
Fairmont State in all it's beauty
is the first major step for
Students use the walkway as
alternate access to using the
steps to their classes.
Fairmont State Falcon football
team tangles with Slippery
Rock, showing the colors of Fall.
urthering a higher education meant, for some stu-
dents, adding extra exercise to their daily routine of
classes that seemed like a hiking expedition rather
than a learning experience. However, with the help of
unseasonably warm temperatures and gorgeous Fall
weather, some students may have enjoyed going to
class or participating in sports just to be outside. The array
of colors continue to add a special color scheme to the
Fairmont State campus as students come to and from clas-
Students in search of a higher education found major
renovation to many of the buildings. Within these build-
ings, students use stairs and elevators as access to fur-
thering their education no matter what type of building is
on the outside. Through good and bad weather, students
managed to keep smiling after an unexpected and extended
No matter what route they traveled or what weather ex-
isted, students continued to Come One Step Further, show-
ing the true colors of the year.!!
The college sign stands erect at
the entrance to the college,
Students show their excite-
ment and enthusiasm as they
show off their true colors.
Fairmont State Color Guard
show their team spirit as they
line up during halftime activi-
Stepping out during the
homecoming dance, students
enjoy themselves while waiting
for the announcement of the
Band members show their school
spirit as they perform during
halftime activities of the
Students use the walkway lo-
cated in front of the cafeteria
as they travel between classes.
Mardi Gras: A Celebration On Bourbon Street
The 1991 Fairmont State Homecoming queen was
crowned on October 19. Renae Clark, Black Student
Union representative, was crowned during halftime
festivities. The queen ceremony was the highlight of
the day and just one of many awards given out to
individuals and different clubs at FSC.
Clark, a junior from Martinsburg, is majoring in
Sociology and Human Services. She was escorted by
Bernard Jones, president of the Black Student Union,
and was presented with the crown by Dr. Kenneth
Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. The crowning
ceremony took place at halftime of the FSC — Glen-
ville football game.
Kevin Nuzum, vice president of Student Govern-
ment, said over 400 voters came out and voted for the
21 queen candidates, which was more entries than
usual. Nuzum added that the Black Student Union
is one of the most active organization on campus. "We
always have someone from the Black Student Union
to run and I think it's great."
Other awards given out were the 1991 Maid of Hon-
or and the first runner up. The Maid of Honor went
to Kimberly Spurlock, a sophomore in Elementary
Education from Morrisvale. Spurlock was sponsored
by the Circle K Club.
Nicki Paugh was the first runner up at the crown-
ing. Paugh was sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon fra-
ternity and is a senior Psychology major from Clarks-
According to Nuzum, there were other awards given
out to certain groups who competed in the Parade
Float competition. The first place of $200 went to the
TKE fraternity, second place prize of $125 went to
Theta Xi and third place, $100 went to Circle K.
The theme of Homecoming 1991, "Mardi Gras: A
Celebration on Bourbon Street" was clearly exhibited
on campus throughout the week as Student Govern-
ment distributed T-shirts with the colors and theme
of the Homecoming imprinted on them. Student Gov-
ernment also sponsored various events during the week
such as a game show, "Blizzard of Bucks," a bonfire,
the "Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band" and the Home-
First Runner-up, Nicki Paugh and her escort, Mike
Sposato, are pleased with the Homecoming festivities
as they prepare to leave the field.
Band members Andy Herrod,
Leslie Lively and Mike Cale
perform during halftime
activities of Fairmont State
vs, Glenville Homecoming
Ken Kelly, vice president of
Student Affairs, prepares, 1990
Homecoming queen Susan
Richardson to present the New
queen with her banner and
The newly chosen queen, Renae
Clark, sponsored by the Black
Student Union, is excited as she
stands with her escort, Bernard
Coming one step further to meet
her successor, Susan Richardson,
1990 Homecoming queen, is
escorted by Dr. Ken Kelly, vice
president of Student Affairs.
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Queen: Renae Clark
Major: Sociology and Human
Hometown: Martinsburg, WV
Sponsor: Black Student Union
Crowned: October 19, 1991, during
halftime of FSC vs.
A band member performs
dressed in the band's colorful
uniform during the halftime
festivities of Homecoming 1991
at the FSC vs. Glenville football
Furthering An Education
New Freshmen Come One Step Further
By Chris Metzgar
Freshmen Orientation began Sunday, August 18
with the freshmen counselors assisting approximately
320 freshmen in moving into the dorms. Later that
evening, a picnic was held for the freshmen which was
followed by the variety show put on by the freshmen
Monday morning, the freshmen met in Colebank
where they were directed to their groups. Groups were
put together alphabetically and consisted of 30 fresh-
men and two freshmen counselors. The freshmen
counselors directed the freshmen to their advisor-ad-
visee meetings. Later that afternoon, the freshmen
were taken at pre-designated times to be registered,
if they had not yet been, and to pay fees and buy
books. A dance was held for the freshmen and the
counselors 8 o'clock that evening.
Tuesday morning, the freshmen and counselors met
at Colebank to be addressed by President Dillman,
faculty and staff. Then, they were taken back to their
classrooms to discuss college survival strategies, fill
out a students survey, informed about college in gen-
eral, and Fairmont State specifically. The evening, a
pool and pizza party was held at the Feaster Center
in which the best group was awarded with "Best
Approximately 985 freshmen participated in the
three days of orientation. "Orientation was very suc-
cessful mainly because of the teamwork and diligence
of the counselors. It's extraordinary how 132 coun-
selors work together as a team in comforting the fresh-
men and helping them to adjust to a whole new way
of life," said Michael Belmear, who along with Bill
Bailey organized and coordinated the whole orienta-
A great orientation program wouldn't be possible
without our hardworking and dedicated counselors.
We have found as a rule, students that participated
in the Orientation program normally do better in
school," said Bailey.
Grouping together, the new
freshmen get involved in the
Freshman Orientation Pro-
gram to learn more about their
Freshmen Orientation provides
help, guidance and many op-
portunities as new students
look to the freshmen counsel-
ors for such information.
Coming over with information
and answers to many questions
from freshmen are freshmen
counselors as they stop to con-
verse during opening day of the
Furthering the Freshmen
Routine to show how much
fun can be incorporated into
college life are the freshmen
and counselors during the
Stepping out to the crowd Zelma
Davis, lead singer for C & C Music
Factory, performs a #1 hit, "Gonna
Make You Sweat", to the packed
Furthering the group's
performance, the saxophone player
for Rhythm Syndicate involves the
audience in "Hey Donna", Rhythm
Syndicate's new number one smash.
Rhythm Syndicate Opens An Awesome Show!
Step One: take a band of five young men still
in their twenties, who like to dance as well as
sing a number one hit and add to Step Two.
Step Two: take a beautifully attractive
blues-singer named Zelma and match her up
with a hot new rapper named Freedom and a
group of talented back-up singers and dy-
namic dancers. Then have this group perform
at least three number one songs along with
other soon-to-be popular songs and add Step
Step Three: add to steps One and Two at
least 8000 students and fans. What was your
result? The result was two popular rock
groups being brought to Fairmont State Col-
lege's Feaster enter by Student Government.
On October 10, Rhythm Syndicate and C&C
Music Factory appeared before 8000 people
to give a performance Fairmont State can
Rhythm Syndicate opened the show with
"PASSION" followed by "Hey Donna" and
other songs off their latest album. C&C Music
Factory then entered the stage about 9 p.m.,
with lead singer Zelma Davis singing "Things
That Make You Go Hmmm" joined by Free-
dom Williams, also lead singer and their vo-
calists and visualistic dancers.
Overall, the concert lasted approximately
two hours and ended in great success. Stu-
dents, parents and children of all ages packed
the Feaster Center to see and hear two great
musical groups perform and they left know-
ing they got their monies worth. Rhythm Syn-
dicate and C&C Music Factory showed to
8000 people how they are Coming One Step
Further, using the steps of success!
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Coming into the concert lineup to
impress the crowd are the C&C
Music Factory dancers as they
perform with Zelma Davis, lead
singer for the group.
One voice singing to the crowd was
Freedom Williams, lead singer for C
& C Music Factory. Williams
showed the more personal side of
the group as he sang on the
Lighting up the night and the
concert was the lead singer for
Rhythm Syndicate as he leaned into
the side spotlights during the
performance of a new slow ballad.
Students in the crowd
anxiously await the
performances of Rhythm
Syndicate and C & C Music
One drumstick is all he needs
to perform as the drummer
for Rhythm Syndicate warms
up before the concert.
performance, of C & C,
Freedom Williams lays
down in the spotlight as
part of his dance routine.
Freedom Williams shows
his happiness of a great
concert as he expresses his
gratitude for a large
turnout of fans.
Syndicate's lead singer
takes a final look during
warm up before the
Student Actors :
A Variety of Nonprofessional Actors
Coming to a new school for the first time, freshmen
often feel that college will be all work and no fun.
However, with 132 Freshmen counselors to help the
freshmen turn work into fun, a variety of ways can
be shown to change work into fun. What better way
to show this variety of ways of fun than in a variety
On Sunday August 18, approximately 985 freshmen
filed into the Wallman Hall theater to see the 132
counselors put on a show they will never forget. Not
all the counselors were actors and they certainly proved
that as they created skits that involved more than one
counselor. They also proved that counselors and an-
yone can have fun while they work hard to make 985
The variety show also provided many of the coun-
selors with the chance to step on a stage for the first
time. Some skits were rehearsed while others were not,
allowing the counselors to add natural improvisations.
Forwarding the Orientation Program to help the
freshmen feel more comfortable at Fairmont State
College is the underlying goal of the variety show. The
counselors set out to show they are friends among
friends, hoping to make even more friends through
laughter and variety. Furthermore, the counselors
added a fun step in a variety of ways to the college
A man or woman is the question
freshmen counselors try to
answer as they perform their
skit during the Freshmen
Orientation Variety Show.
Stepping on stage to make his
point is Freshmen Counselor,
Eric Murphy during the
performance of his skit as other
counselors cheer him on.
This is how Sonny & Cher
started out as a singing duo. Two
freshmen counselors show the
caring side as they sing a song
Fellow freshmen counselors try
to save an "ailing freshmen"
portrayed by another counselor
during the variety show.
Monty Oxley looks to the future
of Fairmont State College as the
new freshmen join the picnic in
the parking area behind the
A freshmen counselor performs a
"banana split" skit during the
Freshmen Orientation Variety
Freshmen counselor, Tracy Rapp
gets a friendly hug from a
freshmen counselor and Brian
Bicknell, a counselor also.
Furthering the good looks of the
group, freshmen counselors get
together to have a makeover
during the variety show.
Stepping out to finish the variety
show are Freshmen Counselors
lining up in front of 985 new
Students stop to wonder what is
going on as freshmen flood the
campus during freshmen
Coming one step further in 1991
meant changes and new faces ap-
peared on Fairmont State ground
for the first time during the year.
Enrollment figures went upward
causing many parking problems all
across campus. However, no mat-
ter what problems came about, FSC
students found ways to turn good
and bad situations into successful
steps of fun and adjustments.
Students had fun looking for
parking places to combat the con-
struction and destruction of three
major parking areas on campus.
After finding a parking place, stu-
dents hustled and bustled to class
so as not to be late to hear profes-
sors assign pages to be written and
Other news makers on campus
were major ground breaking with
prominent political officials. Stu-
dents came together, to hear and
see major concerts captivated by
the highlights of nighttime musical
artists and new faces of professors
lit up both day and night courses.
For some students, handling any
of these news makers became a
battle in itself. As they handled
whatever came their way, FSC stu-
dents were Coming One Step Fur-
ther through the following pic-
Governor Gaston Caperton
captivates an audience with his
speech during ground breaking
ceremonies for the new Health and
Theta Xi members show their true spirit
during Student Activities week in the
Furthering education was displayed as a
presentation of "We're Talking About A
Revolution" in the Ballroom during National
Fairmont State College furthers higher
education as the college is lit up for night
Students Step Out
What happens when approximately 80 organ-
izations line up to display their offerings to all
FSC students? A student activities Fair occurs.
Every organization on campus that could fit into
one room was fairly and clearly represented dur-
ing the Student Activities Fair. Students from
such organizations and groups as the Oral In-
terpretations Team, Masquers, Student
Publications, Gamma Chi Chi Sorority, Theta
Xi Fraternity, Circle K, IEEE, and several other
fraternities and sororities, clubs and organiza-
tions took an active role to assure the event was
a success. This success is achieved by hard work
and a lot of student spirit. It improves each year
as the collection of creativity takes a step up and
students step out to show off their stuff.
Theater students "hang out" as they
present a collage of creativity
during the Student Activities Fair
for FSC students to see.
Gamma Chi Chi sorority members
show their group spirit as they line
up in front of their section at the
Student Activities Fair.
One crazy game show "The Blizzard
of Bucks" was a highlight of
1992 Homecoming candidates Front row: Dena Zetty, Pritchard Hall; Kimberly Spurlock.Circle K; Buffy Swick, Criminal Justice;
Wendi Forsythe, Collegiate Secretaries Int.; Jenny Wince, Delta Zeta; Second row: Sandra Oerly, Delta Xi Omicrom; Penny Jones,
FSC Marching Band; Jennifer Bennett, Tri-Beta; Cassie Koch, Army ROTC; Third row: Inez Pot, T.B.I.; Tracy Kupp, Morrow Hall;
Carrie Seckman, Student Acct. society; Wendy Riddle, Phi Mu; Hollie Miller, Chi Sigma Nu; Back row: Brenda Dunham, Theta Xi;
Tricia Kile, Gamma Chi; Wendi Whorton, Sigma Epsilon; Donna Adam, Sigma Pi; Shelley Bush, Sigma Sigma Sigma; Nicki Paugh,
Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Coming Out First
A new queen and one crazy game show can equal
nothing but one fun filled week of Homecoming
Activities. Other activities included a pep rally,
bonfire, spirit stick competition and a free concert
on Wednesday. On Thursday, the annual Home-
coming Dance produced the Homecoming court.
Voting for Homecoming queen was on Friday.
Homecoming 1992 was different in two ways. First
a game show and free concert were part of the ac-
tivities. Secondly, a late entry from the Black Stu-
dent Union in the queen's race became the winner
for the first time, proving that FSC is Coming One
Hit with big bucks, during
Homecoming Week as this student
played "The Blizzard of Bucks" Game.
Renae Clark was the candidate for the
President Dillman speaks to family
members during his welcome
presentation as part of Family
FSC's newest sports team, the
Rugby Team, gets down and dirty
as they struggle to get the points
needed to win.
Fairmont State College has seen a few firsts this
year that seem to have a promising future as a
tradition. The first Fairmont State Rugby Team
started this year and won one-third of their games.
Their future as a team looks bright as it was a main
topic of conversation on some parts of the campus
this fall. We wish them good luck in seasons to
The campus also saw it's first family weekend.
This was important because it provided students'
parents with the chance to meet instructors and
learn more about FSC. The family weekend was
held on October 5, featuring various guest speakers.
This is just one more way FSC is furthering its
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Parents and family members show
their interest and spirit in FSC as
part of Family Weekend.
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Diana Robertson intrigues
an audience as guest
speaker during the Family
Stepping out to show sports
spirit is the newest team at
FSC, The Falcons Rugby
Coming Alive With Music
The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra performed
one of two concerts on November 16 in Colebank
Hall. The "Perestroika" concert, under the direc-
tion of Maestro Rachel Worby, featured violinist,
The 1991-92 season for the Wheeling Symphony
Orchestra included a fiveconcert classical series, a
three-concert pop series, and a yuletide celebration
which included the favorites for orchestra, chorus
and soloists and a larger than-life puppet show of
the fairy tale, "The Snow Queen." Music was com-
ing alive in 1992, thanks to Rachel Worby and The
Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.
Maestro Rachel Worby displays her
concert poster while visiting with
the Dillmans before the debut of
Taking a step up is Maestro Rachel
Worby as she conducts The
Wheeling Symphony Orchestra with
violinist Ilya Kaler.
One More Time . . .
Music can be an arrangement of inspiring
melodic and harmonic blendings of certain
musical notes and instruments. However,
when four different concerts are performed,
the result is even more inspiring and beau-
One of the four concerts performed was with
the Dale Warland Singers on October 25 in
Wallman Hall. This group presented a pro-
gram of various choral works. The second con-
cert bringing music alive was held on Novem-
ber 10 in Colebank Hall. The Fairmont Col-
lege — Community Symphony Orchestra per-
formed under the direction of John Ashton.
The 15th Annual High School Invitational
Choral Festival took the stage on November
18 as Dr. Joe Grant conducted area high school
choral students in various songs.
Finally, the Symphonic Concert Band and
Percussion Ensemble, under the directions of
Dr. Kirk Weller and Renee Wyatt, performed
on December 6. These groups showed music
can be performed One More Time!
Area high school students
participate in the 15th Annual High
School Invitational Choral Festival
held in mid-November.
Members of the Symphonic Concert
Band perform melodically during
their concert in December.
Tonya McCourt, and band's
featured twirler, gives her audience
a confident smile before her
The Dale Warland Singers are shown
here giving their performance in
Wallman Hall on October 24.
Look at the view! The beginning of
the new building's construction is
immortalized as one step into the
The "No Parking" signs are no
novelty on the Fairmont State
campus. One can see them
everywhere one can find traffic
Beth Thorne stands proudly before
a sketch of the new building,
Fairmont State's next step to
As one looked from the ever pop-
ular "Nickel" toward the library
one saw bulldozers and mud. Even-
tually the steel framework of the
future Health and State Education
Shortly after the construction
was started it was given two nick-
names. The first nickname, "The
Campus Debeautification Pro-
ject," was given by noneducation
majors. The second name, given by
the education majors, was "My Fu-
ture Home Away from Home."
No matter what we choose to dub
the construction, it left one big
question in everyone's mind. Where
will we park? Parking has been a
major issue with the student's for
many years. With the growing pop-
ulation on campus we could only
expect the worst.
Some students after spending
seemingly endless hours came up
with some rather interesting tech-
niques to find the elusive "good
parking place." Some people tried
to leave their cars at friends houses
during the day. Others asked peo-
ple if they wanted rides to their
cars, so they could park in the new-
ly opened space.
The administration at the col-
lege opened a carpool lot, but now
even carpoolers have trouble find-
ing parking spaces. There was a bus
that would pick students up at the
mall and take them to campus, but
because of lack of participating
students and faculty, the service
was soon discontinued.
Bean Peters, Gaston Caperton and
Paul Marion at the ground
breaking ceremony bringing the
building one step closer to reality.
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Furthering Our Education
Once during each semester, students are faced with two major de-
cisions. They must decide what academic field to seek as a career.
This, for a fortunate few, is sometimes decided in their first semester
of college. Once this is decided, students sit down with their advisors
to fill out a class schedule. This is done during the pre-registration
period that occurs shortly after the middle of the preceding semester.
After the advisors turn the class schedules into the registrar's office,
the students complete the preregistration process in the Ballroom.
Pre-registration is complete only after the student picks up their com-
puterized schedules and make necessary changes.
The second decision facing students every semester is what group
or organization to become involved in. Groups and organizations range
from fraternities an sororities to honoraries and societies to even teams
and clubs. However hard the two decisions are to make depends on
the students. Students attending Fairmont State continue to further
an education as they make important decisions.
John King and Sonya
Miller help students take
the final step to creativity
Amy Buchannon and
Jonathan Gunter discuss
step by step plans for an
Furthering your educa-
tion may seem impossible
with the problems that
arrive during registra-
tion and add-drop week.
Sonya Miller helps stu-
dents further their edu-
cation and skills in Jour-
Students learn about dif-
ferent aspect by using
Macintosh computers in
the Journalism lab.
Freshman Counselor Brian Bicknell awaits more
information on Freshman Orientation activities.
Student Government. Row 1: M. Travelstead — Treasurer, S. Griscom —
President, J. Griffith — Secretary, K. Nuzum — Vice President. Row 2: J.
Paletta, R. Holsiu, S. Nicholls, D. Reed, M. Sapong, V. Lucente, T. Kelly.
Row 3: H. Karnis, C. Jones, J. Auvil, L. Travelstead, N. Shaffer, M.
Vanhorn, V. Myers, G. Mannis, J. Loudin. Row 4: R. Hawkins, S. Oerly,
K. Martin, K. Phillips, C. Cooper, D. Corley, F. Perri II, M. Sposato, P.
Circle K. Row 1 (BOD = Board of Directors) K. Willard, BOD; M.
Travelstead, BOD, C. Haddix, BOD; J. Loudin, Vice President; K.
Spurlock, Secretary; M. Adkins, Treasurer; K. Nuzum, President; J.
McDonald, BOD; C. Dodd, BOD; J. Martin, Advisor. Row 2: V. Lucente,
M. Vanhorn, S. Wilson, A. Edmunds, D. Reed, S. DeLaReintrie, W.
Whorton, P. Dinaldo, K. Giffin, G. Mannis. Row 3: L. Travelstead, J.
Auvil, C. Jones, K. Cooper, C. Henderson, D. Stultz, J. Kennedy, A.
Beckett, A. Lunsford, R. Smedley. Row 4: D. Oerly, S. Oerly, T. Meluzio,
Frank ?, M. Haught, S. Mcintosh, L. Pearson, M. Rauh, T. Kelly.
1991 Freshmen Counselors.
Furthering student Activities is hard to manage. However, Student Government officers Jennifer Griffith, Sonya Griscom, Kevin
Nuzum, and Mark Travelstead listen intently to meet the needs of the FSC students.
Not a block party, but close! Freshman
Counselors enjoy the sunshine on their
first day of Freshman Counselor Camp
at Jackson's Mill.
This year brought the Fair-
mont State Campus a wide va-
riety of band concerts and other
Whether one went to see Ra-
chael Worby conduct the
Wheeling Symphony Orches-
tra's performance of Mother
Russia or Sigma Alpha Iota's
performance of some of Gersh-
win's work, the music lovers were
in for a big treat. Between Sen-
ior Recitals and competitions
and performances, a music ma-
jor would have difficulty keep-
ing track of group activities let
alone school work. But one can
clearly see that the talented mu-
sicians of Fairmont State Col-
lege love their music.
By watching the young mu-
sicians one can almost feel the
time and energy they have to put
into their work to give their au-
dience one or two hours of lis-
tening pleasure. And when the
Band Members Marie Schwer,
Mike Cale and Holly Porter
perform at a summer concert.
Playing with style, Freshmen
band member gives his best
effort at a summer practice.
show is over, everyone involved,
audience and performers, has
taken piece of the performance
As the show ends and the cur-
tain falls there is a feeling of sor-
row for a moment that has past
into memory. As the show ends
the young musicians come one
step closer to graduation and
leaving the comfortable same-
ness of Fairmont State and to-
ward the fulfillment of their new
As the students must leave at
some point, so must the instruc-
tors. This year saw the last of
Dr. Leta Carson. Dr. Carson was
a wonderful instructor and a
caring friend to everyone she
knew. May her future be as re-
warding as those she taught
within Wallman Hall's walls.
Band Director Kirk Weller gives
the FSC band a pep talk at one
of their practices.
Kappa Kappa Psi. Row 1: Bob Thompson — Alumni Hist., Shelia
Zickerfoose — Treas., Stephanie Talkington — Sec, Missy Wood
— Pres., Regina Burton — VP memb., John Lynch — VP. Row 2:
Kirk Weller — Adv., Julie Westfall, Eric Hurst, Jay Minnich,
Julia Weaver, Marie Schwer, Corina Herrod, Penny Jones. Row
3: B.D. Hartman, Rebecca Hank, Holly Porter.
Sigma Alpha Iota. Row 1: Missy Bias — Pres., Holly Porter —
Sec/Treas., Janet Gilmer — Advisor, Jenifer McLaughlin — VP.
Not Pictured: Belinda Cottrill — Chaplain.
American Choral Directors Association. Row 1: Tara Kay
George — Sec/Treas., Julia Weaver — Pres., Penny Jones -
Row 2: Jeffery Poland — Advisor, Rebecca Hank, Valerie
Huffman, John Lynch. Not Pictured: George Reinhart, Eric
MENC. Row 1: J. Schooley — Adv., M.K. Gorrell, R. Hank, L.
VP. Iorio — Treas., J. Weaver — Sec, R. Thompson — VP, J. Lynch
— Pres., J. Minnich — Ser. Arms. Row 2: C. Smith, L. Lively, V.
Huffman, N. King, C. Herrod, P. Jones. Row 3: H. Porter, D.
Aires, M. Bias, S. Davis, M. Cale, K. Giffin. Row 4: E. Hurst, M.
Amtower, G. Rinehart.
Collegiate Singers. Row 1: J. Strahin, D. Martello, R. Hank, J.
Mullenax, J. Smittle, T. Cork, M.K. Gorrell, C. Herrod. Row 2: H.
Carowick, R. Brzuzy, T. Foley, J. Weaver, N. King, M. Amtower,
R. Thompson, J. Bush. Row 3: M. Botham, A. Knotts, M. White,
A. Folz, W. Riddle, G. Rinehart, E. Hurst, R. Smedley, G.D.
Chamber Ensemble. First Row: Julia Weaver, Jennifer
McLaughlin, Tiffani Satterfield. Second Row: Timothy Cork,
John Paul Lynch, Johnathan Smittle.
Two trumpet players are coming
closer and closer to achieving their
goals in music and life.
One Step A. A Tii
The band at Fairmont State knows that practice makes
perfect. The band members, generally, started playing
in the band in fifth or sixth grade and continued through
high school. After high school, they went on to play on
the college level.
When one listens to a performance of the band, it is
more or less flawless. The power of the music of the many
instruments sweeps you off your feet. One tends to ig-
nore the amount of practice that is behind each note
After countless hours of practice as a group and on
the individuals own, it is show time. The individuals
disappear and turn into one part of a musical group.
They put everything they have practiced to work. Po-
sitioning, notes, rhythm and the instrument all become
only steps to the whole as they go from being a musician
to the Fairmont State College Band we are so proud of!
The Falcon Band practices
diligently at the Feaster Center for
their half time performances at
future football games.
Before the fall semester, the band
welcomes the freshen during
orientation weekend by playing
"The Falcon Fight Song"
Andy Herrod, practicing one step at
a time to get the song just perfect,
is an example of how dedicated the
Masquers. First Row: Amy Knotts — Secretary, Jonathan
Gunter — Vice President, Amy Buchanon — President.
Second Row: Lori Knight, Destiny Metz, Mary Jo
Thompson, Stephanie O'Dell.
Nobody Sleeps. First Row: Mary Jo Thompson Second
Row: Andra Shreeve, Jenny Travelstead, Tom Chrysler,
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Alphi Psi Omega. First Row: Johnathan L. Gunter —
President, Amy Buchanon — Vice President. Second Row:
(Advisors) Joann Lough, Daniel K. Weber, B.J. Sherman.
Theta Xi. First Row: Robert B. Birchfield — Vice
President, Stephen "Hawk" Nindle — President, Wesley D.
Huff — Treasurer. Second Row: Eric Miller — Sergeant at
Arms, Phillip Cosco — Secretary.
Debate Team. First Row: Tom Chrysler, Amy Nestor.
Second Row: Nancy Exline, Kimberly Mitchell, Maria
Swann, Destiny Metz.
Oral Interpretation. First Row: Stephanie O'Dell, Amy
Buchannon, B.J. Sherman — Director. Second Row: Amy
Knotts, Lori E. Knight, Tina Ferguson, Johnathan Gunter.
Third Row: Mary Jo Thompson, Chris Cox.
The Fine Arts Division sparkles every
year with new talent performing before
a packed auditorium. 1992 ushered in
new performances and faces that im-
proved the already outstanding Fine Arts
Division of Fairmont State.
The Debate and Oral Interpretation
teams placed in the top winning posi-
tions. As members captured high honors
as individuals and groups, they added
their trophies to the display in the Wall-
man Hall Lobby. Although some of the
Competitions took place on campus
many took place off campus.
Furthering his acting career is Chris Cox
during his performances in plays
produced on the FSC campus.
These teams are quick to remind peo-
ple that they could join their ranks if
they have a 2.0 grade point average and
a few speech classes.
New Faces not only appeared in the
debate and Oral Interpretation teams,
but also on stage with the production of
"Oklahoma." "Oklahoma" was per-
formed during the Spring Semester to a
crowd of exited onlookers. One amazing
thing about "Oklahoma" was the fact
that the tickets were sold out in less than
six hours. The performance itself kept
the audience stunned. It seems That the
Masquers two majors productions this
year were successes.
Theta Xi members carry their
banner through downtown
Fairmont as part of the
Hugging fellow Masquer Andra
Shreeve can be art itself when
rehearsed both on and off stage.
Amy Buchannon and Mike Anitower rehearse
their lines for the play "Oklahoma," as other cast
watch from the sidelines.
Mosqueiis M<*£ Mto(fe . . .
The longing desire to be on stage
and perform under the multicolored
lights has become both a dream and
a reality to two certain groups in FSC's
theatre department. Masquers and
the Town and Gown Players are two
very successful acting groups seen in
many of the plays produced on cam-
pus. Masquers and The Town and
Gown Players may appear as the same
group, however these groups are dif-
ferent in members. Masquers is com-
prised of theatre students and other
FSC students who like to act as a hob-
by, while the Town and Gown Players
is mainly comprised of community
Contemplating the circumstances is
Amy Knotts as she plays the role of
members who support the college with
occasional performances or monetary
One production seeing a combina-
tion of these two acting ensembles was
"The Miracle Worker." Masquers
members were joined with a local sixth
grader, Johnna Steele, who per-
formed the role of Hellen Keller. Not
only was a sixth grade young lady
starring in a college production, but
she also landed a role in a very suc-
cessful Broadway and Tony award
This is not an everyday occurrence.
However with the help of Masquers
Optimistic about his daughter future is
Captain Keller played by Jack Erdie.
Tiffani Satterfield as Anne Sullivan,
Amy Knotts as Kate Keller, and Mary
Ruth Fillers as Viney, this production
proved to be a very successful season
opener for the Masquers this fall.
Masquers and The Town and Gown
Players may appear as small groups,
but this does not effect their perform-
ance because of the number of stu-
dents that turn out for auditions. Ev-
er on stage, students range in age, size,
shape, and acting abilities. No matter
how they look off stage one thing is
definitely clear: Step over New York,
the Masquers are on their way.
Furthering her acting career, with
pitcher in hand, is Mary Ruth Fillers
Masquerading down the streets of
Fairmont could never be any more fun
as Gamma Chi Sorority members show
off their Homecoming float.
Stepping out in her first college is Johnna
Steele as she performs the role of Helen Keller
with Tiffani Satterfield as Anne Sullivan.
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As far as she is concerned "The
Miracle Worker" was successful
even before she stepped on
One touch can mean a lot to a
blind girl, but Tiffani Satterfield,
in the role of Anne Sullivan,
appealed to all the senses.
THe Howit and. "Business
Steps o(j SacC£SS
Good food and good jobs are
hard to find these days, but two
departments still manage to
train FSC students for the best
Home Economics continued
to bring students together with
food service management and
cooking strategies. Also woven
into home economics are courses
in Fashion Merchandising, Re-
tailing, and Clothing Manufac-
turing. It is easy to see that
Home Economics entails more
than how to make a great meal.
Another department training
students for the future is the
Commerce Division. This de-
partment offers a variety of de-
grees in all types of business ar-
eas. These areas include busi-
ness, accounting, Computer sci-
ence, and secretarial training. As
a result students can graduate
and be employed as business ex-
ecutives, accountants, computer
operators, and secretaries.
No matter what area of spe-
cialization a student major in,
this division offers extremely
helpful advisors to assist the
students as they climb the steps
No, It's not McDonalds, but you
can find service with a smile and
have lunch with friends in the
Students enjoy the food prepared
with the help of the food service
and Home Economics students in
John King advises students on
the quality of good work found in
the Whetstone, the schools
Home Economics Honorary. First Row: Paula O'Neil —
Treasurer, Ginger Toothman — Vice President. Second
Row: Darla Anderson — Secretary, Valerie Richards —
President, Dr. Judith R. Kreitzer — Advisor.
Home Economics. Judith Radcliff — Advisor, Michelle
R. Vassar — Secretary/Treasurer, Sherry Ponikan,
Antoinette Sorrenti — President, Paula O'Neil.
Food Service Committee. Frederick Spring, Timothy
John Poniewasz II, Scotty L. Rave, Michelle R. Keller,
Frank Pulice, Jr.
Alliance Franchise. First Row: Beth Julian Dailey —
Vice President, Fatoumata Ceesay, Frederick Spring.
Second Row: Christiane Sweeney — Advisor, Richard
McVicker Jr., Kristi Giffin.
Student Accounting Society. Dana Corley, Kenny
Martin, Nicole Wilcox — President.
Collegiate Secretaries International. First Row: Leah
Henhowe, Michele Sutton — Treasurer, Michelle Hiner
— Secretary, Wendi Forsythe — President, Kami
Beatty — Vice President, Dorothy Coffindaffer —
Sponsor. Second Row: Leah Spencer, Diana Weaver,
Angela Butcher, Lori Thorp, Donalyn Harris, Karen
Pennington, Marlene Zaffino.
International Relations: Tomiko Ishikawa, Meguumi Hirabuki, Fayimazohra Alaoui,
Yasuko Kawauchi, Wayne Wang, Shrestha Rabi K., Raj K. Kataria, Shrestha Sanjay,
Maximilian T.H. Suchy, Dr. Patricia Ryan, Noriko Yoshida, Mark Shellhammer,
Noriko Terada, Uma Waghray, Irene Peng, Maria Silvia Gutierrez, Shugo Imaki,
Antonia von Tobiesen, Juan R. Arista, Ronald L. Pyles, Shizue Uchida, David
Hinzman, Robert Wilmont, Teresa Baxter, Maxwell Sapong Jr., Ko-Li Wang, Amy
Nester, Paul Edwards, Mohamed Alshallah, Tammy K. Kelly, Kimberly Mitchell,
Nelson Lin, Fatoumata Ceesay.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Row 1: Jeff Helser —
Treasurer, Kimberly Stewart — Secretary, Katie Marshall —
Vice President, Tom Chrysler — President. Row 2: Lawrence
Iorio, Mike Jenkinns, Amy Hart, Niel Loprinzi, Donalyn Harris,
Paul Iorio. Row 3: J.W. Pangle, Jeffery Ramsey, Wayne Wang,
Jerry Dauge, Mike Swope, Scott Trent, Kevin Han.
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Baptist Campus Ministry. Row 1: Leslie Simms, Sam Dunfield
— President. Row 2: Donalyn Harris, Sandra Cales, Hugh
Society of Non-traditional Students: Roger Rousseau, Advisor;
Joni Schroerin, Co-Advisor; Cathy DeBellis, Treasurer; Tammy
K. Kelley; John Paletta, President.
National Computer Graphics. First Row: Ross Higgins —
President, Robert Nichols, Rob Hamilto. Second Row: Timothy
Cummins — Vice President, Eric Satterfield.
Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Tau Pi Chapter. First row: Ruth Davis,
Makiko Kubashi, Doris P. Dean, Barbara Kincaid, Cathy
Slaughter. Second Row: Ray Elwood Blake II, Lynette Daniels,
Cheryl Simpson, Kimberly Parker, Patricia Kerns, Donna
Pitrolo, Z. Melissa Montgomery, Gail Lively, Jeffery Helser.
Eunice Green-Thompson from FSC's
Office of Multicultural Affairs
thanks the Native American's for
the gift they gave her.
Tammy Baldauff, the Head Lady
Dancer during the Indian Pow-
Wow, is proud of her Indian
Social Science Honorary. First Row: Jennifer Wheeler — Vice
President, Barbara Templeton — President, Kim Lough,
Secretary. Second Row: Susan Coen, Kevin Hatcher, Michael
Rocha, Brian Flack, Vicki Faust, Tami R. Cole.
Political Science. First row: Dr. Patricia Ryan — Advisor, Susan
Coen — Vice President, Amy Nestor — President, Nancy Exline
— Parliamentarian. Second Row: Sanjay Shrestha, David
Morris, Leigh Ann McVicker.
Behavioral Science Club. First Row: Suzanne Murray — Vice
President, Jennifer Wheeler — President, Mary Anne Shoaff —
Treasurer. Second Row: Antonia von Tobiesen, Diana Ashby,
Danyelle Reed, Penny Hickman.
Amy Nestor, Kimberly Mitchell,
and Nancy Exline show their
school spirit by participating in
the Student Activities Fair.
Jennifer Wheeler and Laura
Pearson watch over the
Behavioral Science booth at the
Student Activities Fair ready to
answer any questions.
Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice. First Row: Gisela Collins —
Secretary, Greg Tingler — Treasurer, John Rosena —
President, Michelle Wiggins — Vice President. Second Row:
Brian Flack, Stephanie Bond, Donald T.C. Goss II, Buffy Swick,
Stephanie Barclay, Tami R. Cole, Anita A. Jones.
Criminal Justice Honor Society. First Row: Greg Tingler —
Treasurer, John Rosena — President, Michelle Wiggins — Vice
President, Gisela Collins — Secretary. Second Row: Tami R.
Cole, Donald Thomas, Buffy Swick, Stephanie Barclay. Third
Row: Matthew Barkley, Brian Flack, Stephanie Bond, Timothy
Mayle, Kevin Mark Hatcher.
Criminal Justice Club. First Row: Tami R. Cole, Patrick A.
Bonafield — Vice President, Renee Kelley — President, Peggy
Shaffer — Secretary, Rhonda Long — Treasurer, William T.
Prince — Advisor. Second Row: Tiffani A. Satterfield, Buffy
Swick, Donald T.C. Goss II, Stephanie Bond, April Pride. Third
Row: Ted Snyder, Algie Watts, Brian Flack, Glen W. Davis,
Greg Tingler, Chad Thomas.
The Bell by Jaynes Hall was a
favorite place for vandals and
clubs that wanted a little cheap
Pence Hall Judiciary Council Row 1: Chris Halterman, Vice
President and Joe Utt, President. Row 2: James Lee IV and Jeff
Pence Hall R.A.'s Row 1: Ray Blake, Tim Rice, Director; Randy
Casteel. Row 2: Patrick McKay, Ron Granitz and Jeff Helser.
Morrow Hall R.A.'s Row 1: Jackie Robinson, J. Board Rep.'
Izetta Sponaugle, J. Board Rep.; Buffy Swick, President; Tracy
Rapp, Secretary. Row 2: Kimberly Spurlock, Cynthia Lantz,
Head R.A.; Stacy Mick, Charlene Haddix. Row 3: Julie Yanen,
Mary Adkins, Cathy Brewer and Donalyn Harris.
Prichard Hall R.A.'s and officers Row 1: Dena Zetty, SueAnne
Rhymer, Vice President and Social Director; Kristyl Thompson,
Brian Schoonover. Row 2: John Grose, Monitor; Missy Nestor,
Night Monitor; Jeffrey Loudin, President and Monitor; Michele
Keller, J. Board Rep.; Scott Rowe, Fire Marshal.
Row 1: Susan Logsdon. Patrick Bonafield, Gary McDaniel, T.L.; Tami Cole, Director; O.A.
Buswell, Faculty Advisor; Tammy Jones, Jennifer Bennett, T.L.; Rhonda Long, T.L.; Row 2: Keith
Ackerman, Eric Boggs, Tonya Given, Theodore Snyder, Christopher Patton, Field Training
Officer; Charles Hillberry, Tony Hiroskey. Row 3: Jeffrey Fisher, William Cobasky, Chad Thomas,
Algie Watts. Row 4: Charles Gaillard Jr.. Dave Broce, Kevin Davis, Field Training Officer;
Learning to be leaned on are Freshman Counselors Michael
Bennett and Tammy LaPenotiere.
Fascinated with designing and
layouts, students never stop
learning until all the paperwork
and preparations are skillfully
Last minute notes are taken in
the last row in the classroom as
students highlight their
textbooks as a memory
technique to be used in studying
for an upcoming test or quiz.
American Society of Civil Engineers. First Row: Dan Mayle —
Secretary, Chris Dieffenbauch — Treasurer, Paul Iorio —
President, G.M. Zichefoose — Advisor. Second Row: Sam West,
Andy Kincell, Kristina Smith, Anthony Brizendine — Advisor,
John Pheasant — Advisor.
American Society of Safety Engineers. First Row: Leanna
Freeland, Darren Beck, Kim Cunningham. Second Row:
Kimberly Murphy — Co-Advisor, Tom Lupinetti, Ken Cordroy,
Doug Moyer, Teresa Gallaher, John D. Parks.
Institute of Electrical/Electronic Engineers. 1st Row: Ed
Strogen — Advisor, Joel Tawney — President, Clifton Jackson
— Vice Chairman, Elizabeth Wilson — Secretary, Greg Wood —
Treasurer, Jim Goodwin — Advisor. Second Row: Chris Bunner,
Warren Lipscomb, Robert Nichols, Monte Friel.
Computing weights for class
assignments is not all that is
involved in engineering.
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An inch here, a foot here are not un-
familiar sayings for Technology stu-
dents. However these terms must be spe-
cifically defined in order for students to
complete technological designs for class
assignments and furthering their futures
in any Technology career.
To aid in completing any area of study
Do not forget the manual when learning
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering!
in Technology, professors and advisors
were always on hand to answer any ques-
tion that the technology students were
challenged by. The division of technol-
ogy saw the departure of some of the
professors famous for helping students,
but as quickly as these professors were
gone they were replaced with new faces
that soon found friends with students
and faculty alike.
Technology Professors also become
valuable informational resources for
technology students to utilize throughout
Friends and computers can help get the job
done in almost any technology or design
Student Nurses 1993. First Row: Shelly Lucente, Dawn Martin,
Cindy Merrill, Cecile Montminy, Diane S. Musick, Lora Neville,
Lynn Newhouse. Second Row: Mary Phillips, Cristy Richards,
Jackie Robinson, Mike Sermo, Brenda Simpson. Third Row:
Rhonda Skidmore, Vickie Smallwood, Kathleen Speaker,
Rhonda Stepp, Wilma Sternthal. Fourth Row: Margie Summers,
Tina Summers, Vicki Vandergrift, Laura Weaver. Fifth Row:
Christy Welty, Rose Wright, Debbie Yost.
S.V.T.A. First Row: Winnie Moyers — President, Lynn Taylor —
Treasurer, Heather Kuhn — Vice President, Kari Logue —
Activities Cordinator, Maria Ashcraft — Historian, Kimberly
Slavensky — Secretary. Second Row: Jennifer Wean, Tina
McClung, Terry Meighan, Jennifer Strehlen. Third Row: Lisa
Hopson, Virginia Smith, Tracy Worth, Heather Reed, Christine
LeMasters. Fourth Row: William D. Carpenter, D.V.M. —
Advisor, Jennifer Popovich, Amy Hart, Susan Clayton, Vicky
Spencer, Jackie Lukus, Anna Romano, V.T.R. — Instructor.
Student Nurses 1992. First Row: Bethany J. King, Mary Greene
— Treasurer, Barbara Clutter — President, Carol Nay —
Student Representative, William Martin — Vice President,
Steven W. Borne. Second Row: Judy Mayo, Rebecca Hagedorn,
Karyn L. Grimes, Karen M. Jones. Third Row: Brenda Hicks,
Ellen Hoban, Tammy Elliot, Kathleen Brandimarte, Kathy
Bowman, Deanna Pastorial. Karen Tennant, Christine G. Myers,
Sue A. Sapp, Tina Mealo, Valerie Dineen.
American Chemical Society. First Row: Julie S. Bunner, Scott
W. Rosencrance, Patricia Kelly Grant — President, Brad
Claypool. Second Row: Wayne Wang, Robert Ott, Kate Krajeski,
Jason G. Gump, Dr. Harry N. Baxter — Faculty Advisor.
Student Medical Lab Tech Association. First Row: Cheryl
Tonkery, April Tichner - President, Michalle Cleavenger —
Secretary/Treasurer, Shawna Six — Vice President, Stephanie
Marsh. Second Row: Larry Orsini — Representative, Will
Wester, Kelly Harrison, Sheila Brownlee.
Student Medical Records, First Year. Maria Cuttingham,
Darlene Phillips, Becky Shingleton, Christine Shaffer.
Medical Lab Tech — Seniors. First Row: Lynette Daniels —
Vice President, Angie Mayo — Secretary/Treasurer, Jennifer
Stern — President. Second Row: Jeff Swenskie, Krista Rogers,
Gayle Rowan, Victoria Ball, Octavia Coffman, Vince Andrews.
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Student Medical Records, Second Year. First Row: Jeff Wells,
Timothy John Poniewasz II — President. Second Row: Lorry
Richards, Rita Uvegas, Janell Griffith, Teresa Minney.
Two Student Veterinary Tech students calm
the dog while a third gives it a checkup.
Look deep into my eyes! Sometimes a
veterinarian can calm an animal by just
Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty. Do not try this at
home these are training professionals.
On her way to become the next
homecoming queen is Marleen
Renae Clark riding in the annual
homecoming parade held in
Showing the various
organizations on campus for
students to become involved in is
Campus Light Ministries as it is
represented at the Activities
Sigma Sigma Sigma members
turn out to display their
Coming out to meet the parade
watchers is Shelley Bush,
candidate in the Homecoming
Women's Panhellenic Row 1: Rhonda Long, V.P.; Diane Titus,
Pres.; Cindy Koenig, Sec. Row 2: Robin Ennis, Christina
Lipscomb, Windi Stein, Jenna Gouldsberry, Pamela Coffman;
Row 3: Sheila Zickefoose, Tami Forsythe, Antoinette Sorrenti,
Debbie Robertson, Holly Karnis, Snadra Oerly, Cindy Salyers.
Inter-Fraternity Council Row 1: Michael Robb, V.P.; Tom
Osbourne, Pres.; Michael Kief, Sec; Bill Julian, IFC Advisor.
Row 2: Jean Ward, Sigma Pi Advisor; Michael Drago, Sigma Pi
V.P.; Tom Gnesda, TBI Pres.; Gary Hickman, Theta Xi Pres.;
Brian Hornbeck, TKE; William Bailey, TKE Advisor.
Epsilon Pi Tau Row 1: John Pheasant, Co-Trustee; Cindy
Wiltrout, Pres.; Darren Beck, Treas.; Gerald L. Bacza, Trustee;
Row 2: Walter Phillips, Co-Trustee; Debra Baroni, Allan
Swanson, Leonard Colelli, Faculty: Row 3: Darlene Lewis, Jeff
Helser, Bill Griscom, J.D. Parks, Dick Tetrick.
Beta Beta Beta Row 1: Julie Bunner, Sec; Kate Krajeski, V.P.;
Jennifer Bennett, Pres. Row 2: Tammy Kelley, Tony Meluzio,
Cherie Beno, Jason Gump.
Kappa Delta Pi Row 1: Yvette Compton, V.P.; Jodi Myers, Treas.; Susan McCullough,
Pres.; Penny Jones, Hist.; John Lynch. Row 2: Lisa Starcher, Christy Cosner, Renae
Lawrence, Linda Hennen, Tammy Jones, Alyson Liston, Darla Martin, Jeff Ramsey.
Row 3: Lawrence Iorio, Tracy Shaffer, Kevin Nuzum, Karlotta Church, Linda Suttle,
Judy Lively, Lori Knight, Kim Weaver.
Delta Xi Omicron Row 1: Mary Lynn Westfall, Treas.; Lori
Jacobs, V.P.; Sandra Oerly, Pres.; Cindy Salyers, Sec. Row 2:
Christine Greathouse, Missy Wood, Julie Weaver. Row 3: Holly
Karnis, Lesina Moran, Jodi Belt, Stephanie Stewart, Laura
THe So/io/irtL) OoKjjUSion
Everyone has heard the
jokes about the sorority girls.
But as with most stereotypes,
the rumors usually do not
hold true. But even more
common than sorority ru-
mors are sorority sisters.
FSC's four most known so-
rorities are Delta Zeta, Sigma
Sigma Sigma, Gamma Chi Chi
and Phi Mu.
Delta Zeta, installed on the
FSC campus in 1956, had
many traditions of their own.
They are the largest sorority
on campus. The DZ's partic-
ipate in intramurals and fund
raisers for local charitable or-
Sigma Sigma Sigma,
founded in 1930, has the dis-
tinction of being the first na-
tional sorority on campus.
The Tri-Sigs participated in
many fund raising drives,
campus activities during
Greek Week, the Student Ac-
tivities Fair and Homecom-
Gamma Chi sorority
changed their name back to
the original name of Gamma
Chi Chi. Although Gamma
Chi is a local Sorority the
members participate in many
campus events such as intra-
murals, fund raisers, dona-
tion drives for local charities,
homecoming activities, and
hold a spring formal each
Phi Mu Fraternity was
founded when sororities were
still called fraternities. They
are very on campus and off.
Regardless of the girls Greek
group, they are sisters for bet-
ter and for worse 'til gradu-
ation do thee part.
OR GREAT BUT HE DOES
Sorority members show off their
banner with the catchy slogan
"God Doesn't Intend Us All To Be
Rich, Powerful or Great, But He
Does Intend Us All To Be
Fun with Football! Phi Mu
Fraternity members display
their shirts during a Falcon
Furthering the festivities are Chi
Sigma Nu officers as they ride in
the 1992 Homecoming Parade.
Phi Mu Sorority. First Row: Trina Wilson — Secretary, Cindi
Koenig — Social Chairman, Wendy Riddle — Vice President,
Kim Queen — Treasurer, Alison McDonald. Second Row: Marnie
Scott, Missy Moles, Jeanne Blakemore, Tonya Given, Lori Cole,
Aimee Cummings. Third Row: Angie Conrad, Tabatha Hennige,
Gamma Chi Sorority. First Row: Amy P. Gregory — Secretary,
Ann White — Vice President, Sandra McDonald — President,
Heather Figlar — Treasurer, Tammy LaPenotiere — Master of
Arms. Second Row: Teresa Martin, Kathy Weekley, Audrey
Bolden, Kim Hutson. Third Row: Trica Kile, Nancy Shaffer,
Tina McClung, Kim Slavensky.
Chi Sigma Nu. Row 1: Cheryl Lathey, Hollie Miller, Tami
Forsythe, Alyssa Stark - Treas., Stacy Wilson — Pres.,
Antoinette Sorrenti — V. Pres., Sheryl Rauh — Sec. Row 2:
Heidi Drumheller, Susan Daetwyler, Nicki Paugh, Susan
Saccamano. Row 3: Deborah McMillen, Karla Weese, Rayann
Lazear, Elizabeth Strasser, Toni Lucas. Row 4: Wendi Forsythe,
Susan O'Dell, Tracey Coffman, Jennifer Malcomb, Michele
Sutton, Bianca Moscar, Jennifer Mullen, Jennifer Walters,
Hayley Robertson, Tricia Richmond, Jennifer Strawn.
Delta Zeta. First Row: E. Sadie Plucinski, Windi Stein — Vice
President, Robin Ennis — President, Rhonda Long — Treasurer.
Second Row: Donna Fluharty, Jenny Wince, Melody Gwilliam,
Christina Lipscomb, Dawn Tinney, Mary Ice.
Sigma Sigma Sigma. Shelley Bush, Michelle Marra — Education Director, Teresa
Anderson — Membership Rush, Danica Judy — Vice President, Loir Provenzano —
Treasurer, Leah Woodburn — Secretary, Cheri Warcholak. Second Row: Valarie Bell,
Ladawna Brown, Marty Richards, Ronetta Kelley, Amie Kerr, Michelle Wiggins,
Patricia Upton, Diane Knight. Third Row: Bobbi Rader, Kimberly Butcher, Tracy
Oleyar, Angela Caroli, Diane Titus, Jenna Gouldsberry, Pamela Coffman, Debbie
Robertson, Tonya Baker. Fourth Row: Scarlett Burkhardt, Tracy Wolfe, Amy Lea
Jackson, Tricia Cox, Lisa Martin, Sharla Haggerty.
Mollie Miller represents Chi
Sigma Nu as homecoming
candidate in the 1992
Homecoming Parade lineup.
Tri-Sigma members share
memories as they enjoy the
weather on the day of their
Reuniting sisters and good food
are Tri-Sigma sorority members
during their annual picnic.
Delta Zeta sorority members
guard their groups possessions
during the Student Activities
"H/ioAeiis Gowie. Toqtfkx
This year saw many changes with the
Fraternities. One of the changes was
when Sigma Epsilon voted almost unan-
imously to join with a national frater-
nity. This was no ordinary fraternity
though, the Sigma Epsilons joined Sig-
ma Tau Gamma.
On March 23, 1929 Sigma Tau Gam-
ma became the first national fraternity
on Fairmont State's Campus. By the
time of its disassociation with the college
all the original members were senior cit-
izens and Sigma Tau Gammma was im-
portant part of the FSC community. Now
they are back after 20 years. Sigma Ep-
silon feels it is now important for their
fraternity to go national. Although they
will still be the same guys they will not
be flying the same colors, but will have
many more brothers.
Sigma Epsilon. First Row: Jerry Bunner — Marshall, Kevin Poe
— Sgt. At Arms, Mark Mallen — Vice President, Brian Sambuco
— Secretary, Michael Kief — President. Second Row: Chris
Bostic, Jason Ivady, Keith Logsdon, Steven Simon, Ryan Bacha,
Warren Van Alsburg, Ron Granitz.
Tau Beta Iota. Row 1: Tom Osborn — President, Tom Gresda —
V. President, Jeff Bell — Treasurer, Keith Reed —
Pledgemaster, David Wintons — Sgt. At Arms, Blaine Vincent —
Chaplain, Ian Kirby — Grandbrother. Row 2: Jack Swiger, Dr.
Frank Souk, Rick Daugherty, Cameron Hickman, John Clowser.
Row 3: David Cochran, Jeffery Paugh, Aaron Larry, Mike
Easter. Row 4: Kirk Daugherty, Jeffery O'Brien, Scott Lomey,
Sigma Pi. Row 1: Miss Ward — Adv., John Rosena — V. Pres.,
Ryan Unger — Herald, Brad Lamp — Sec, Neil Sullivan —
Pres., Thomas Simons — Sgt. At Arms. Row 2: Toby Petrice,
Mike Drago — Alumni Chairman, Jason Martin — Intramural
Dir., Scott Nicholls, Wade Johnson, Brad Smith, Greg Tingler.
Row 3: Gayle Ruble, Brian Flack, Brad Lattimer, Jeff Ylz, Greg
Swisher, John Corrado, Clark Robinson, Mike Robb, Row 4:
Scott Steen, Brian Lattimer, Clinton Cooper, Scott Loughry,
Greg Wamsley, Steve Nelson, Jim Keen, Dale Smith.
Tau Kappa Epsilon. First Row: Christopher Metzgar —
Historian, Barry Cox — Secretary, Brian Hurnbeck —
President, Chris Duplessis — Sergeant of Arms, Greg Hall —
Chaplain. Second Row: Rob Lemmon, Matthew Fate, Justin
BeigleHatch, Justin Golden, Joe Gribben. Third Row: John
Wilson, John lams, Tom Collins, John Carvillano, Scott Hooper,
Matt Kamicki, Joe Shaffer, Dustin Gidley. Fourth Row: Frank
Sisinni, Frank May, Bill Rhodes, Monte Kotzin, Jim Hess, Mike
Lemon, Kenny Shreeve, Darion Pearce. Fifth Row: Tim Yackin,
Matt Magaha, Todd May, Dave Koren, Kirke Pendergast, Ron
Borovichh, Mike Sposato, Clifton Conway.
Tau Beta Iota presents their
"Man of the Year" Award to the
excited winner on the night of
their Spring Formal.
TBI Fraternity members gather
for a picture to show off their
Greek brothers and sisters take
time out from studying to walk
A TKE member shows his friends some
pictures that his fraternity has taken.
Nobody enjoys war, yet we
have all lived with one on our
TV and radios. But if you are
going to be in a war you can not
send in inexperienced men and
expect to get your point across.
ROTC, Reserves Officers Train-
ing Core, knows this and take
pride in being the future in our
nation's protection. Although
some people say it's not a job,
many feel it is. Pride and Brav-
ery are not gifts you receive un-
der the Christmas Tree, it is a
gift you receive through years of
hard work. ROTC knows this
and every year at FSC they help
interested students find this gift.
ROTC: It is about being willing,
dependable, confident, and
proud of what the U.S. stands
ROTC. First Row: Gregory A. Manns, Eric T. Weese, David A. Euling.
Second Row: Sgt. Ford G.M. Admin NCO, Tony Franklin CDT BN
CDR, Cpt. George Mayo QIC.
ROTC Rangers. First Row: Jerry Z. Ashby, David B. Ewing First Sgt., Gregory A. Mannis Ranger
Commander, Jim Gibson XO, Cpt. James M. Henry. Second Row: Eric T. Weese, Rob Reckart, Frank Lee
Hocker Jr., Charles T. Hillberry Jr., Dennis W. Porter II, Micheal A. Rauh.
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Craig White, the Environmental Society Advisor, tells his plans to the
group. Laura Pearson, Debbie Layman, and Tiffani Satterfield listen
The Environmental Socie-
ty had a great spring semester
with the addition of more
than 30 members, but then
President Bush destroyed the
group's hope for a stronger
Endangered Species Act when
The Earth Summit started.
Despite this set back, they are
still going strong.
The Fall brought them a
decline in membership, but
two of the members still got
to go to a national conference
in Boulder, Colorado. That
trip set the mood for the rest
of the year. Shortly after the
trip, Dr. Craig White as ad-
visor to the group came up
with a brilliant idea to in-
crease membership. This idea
brought in many new mem-
bers for the spring semester.
Some of the new members will
be with the group in the fall
along with some members
who, because of their sched-
ule, had to drop the group for
Debbie Layman says
"When I got involved with the
group this fall I really did not
know what to expect. I was
interested in the environ-
ment, but I did not feel I knew
enough to join the group.
Then I found out that a lot of
the new members were the
same way, they were interest-
ed in different things about
the Environment. Together
we taught each other." A lot
of the members, after going to
a few meetings, wonder how
someone could not be con-
cerned when we are basically
committing world-wide sui-
The Environmental Society's Water Quality Committee
meets to discuss their plan to test Fairmont's Drinking
water for possible contaminants.
J\ Step T^eyond
Student Publications . . . What
can one biased journalist say?
They say a picture is worth a
thousand words, but in this case a
little more than pictures is re-
quired. Student Publications is re-
sponsible for The Columns, Whet-
stone, and this yearbook you hold
in your hands. As you read this
yearbook, you may not think about
how it came about. You may not
understand the feeling of accom-
plishment that comes from work-
ing on the paper, yearbook, or the
I can honestly write that some
of my best friends I have met in
the Student Publications office. We
have our differences occasionally,
as all people do, but we also have
our good times. Whether it is the
pre-deadline caffeine break or a
game of Twister between classes.
I would like to devote the rest of
my available space to thank a few
people that helped the yearbook
staff keep their sanity (or insan-
ity, which ever the case may be).
First I would like to thank the col-
lege for funding the yearbook for
so many years, and our advisor,
Scott Gillespie, and Sonya Miller
for their moral support and help
when we ran into a problem. Ri-
chard Eddy, Sports Editor for the
Columns is responsible for most of
the sports stories appearing in this
book. Eddie Gennoy was really
great in listening to us vent our
frustration. All of the Columns
staff and the editors were a big
help by not yelling about year-
book clutter. Mr. Brad Forbes de-
serves a thank you for helping us
find a few photographers for the
ANY ONE WANTING TO JOIN
ONE OF THE STUDENT PUBLI-
CATION: WE ARE LOCATED ON
THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE LI-
Scott Gillespie became the advisor for
The Columns and The Mound this year.
Violet Brady is the Literary Editor of the
Whetstone and a wonderful person.
Whetstone. First Row: Heather Figlar,
Jennifer Kenzior, Violet Brady —
Literary Editor. Second Row: Dr. Martin
Lammon — Advisor, Ginger Foly, Chris R.
Taylor, Dr. John King — Advisor. Tiffani
Satterfield — Art Editor was not
available for the photo.
Tiffani Satterfield, Art Editor of the
Whetstone, is very active on campus.
Lori Knight took the position of Columns
Editor during the spring semester.
The Mound Staff. Laura Pearson, Debbie Layman, Melissa Patterson, Melanie Lewis, Loretta Lawson.
Cheers to Eddie Gennoy, 1992-93
Columns Editor, and Todd
Schultz, Entertainment Editor.
Of One 'People
There was a wide variety of student activities this year. These ac-
tivities provided students the opportunity to get to know one another
because the activities showed the students that they had something
in common with the other students present.
The homecoming parade gave the students a reason to band to-
gether and act as one. Different organizations made floats for the
parade. By looking at the floats, almost anyone could have seen the
hours of team work devoted to them so that the students could show
that they believed in their organizations.
Another way that the students at Fairmont State became one was
by attending sports and fine arts activities. Hundreds of students went
to football and basketball games to show the Falcons that we support
them and wish them luck on their road to victory. There was also
high attendance to the fall semester presentation of the "Miracle
The International Relations Dinner in October provided students
of different ethnic backgrounds a chance to meet other students.
Whether it be dinners or sports functions the activities are a way for
all the students at Fairmont State to become one.
Fairmont state students
come together for the
Homecoming Parade to
show their school spirit.
Each movement of Barry
Snyder's hand brings his
equestrian sculpture one
step closer to completion.
Security guard Chuck
Williams brings us one step
closer to a crime free
A crowd of Fairmont State
students gather before a
football game to cheer the
players on to victory.
Michael Belmear hugs
Michele Casteel at her
going away party.
Dr. Robert Dillman
President Dillman pre-
pares his speech during
fall convocation ceremo-
nies with present and for-
mer student body presi-
Mohamed Aishallah, M.B.A.
Dr. Gerald Bacza
Debra Baroni, M. Arch.
Dr. Harry Baxter
Dr. Philip Berryhill
Dr. Robert Bowers
Mary Burnell, M.P.A.
Joan Burns, M.S.
Orman Buswell, M.S.W.
Dr. Judy Byers
Brad Cameron, B.A.
Dr. Leta Carson
Dr. Leonard Colelli
Dr. James Coleman
James Dunlevy, M.A.
Futhering their education,
faculty members file down the
hill by Jaynes Hall on their way
to Convocation Ceremonies.
Coming ^o Convocation
Stepping out of the classroom
and into caps and gowns were fac-
ulty members from every depart-
ment found at Fairmont State Col-
lege. These Faculty members lined
up and filed into Colebank Hall for
an afternoon of ceremonies.
What were these ceremonies and
why were they conducted? The an-
swer is convocation. Not gradua-
tion, but convocation. This is a
process that all faculty members
are required to attend every school
Although it did look like grad-
uation ceremonies were taking
place one big difference was that
faculty members were involved.
The convocation ceremonies took
place during the fall semester.
President Dilliman had the rare
chance to gather a variety of di-
verse scholars into one room.
Fairmont State College has a
wide variety of community ac-
tivities. The Campus Visitation
is one such event. This allows
area children to come and tour
the FSC campus. By doing this,
Fairmont State boosts chil-
dren's desire to learn. The Cam-
pus Visitation is usually held on
a Saturday so it will not disturb
studying students and classes.
Children look at samples in the
biology lab during Campus
Visitiation Day. Since a lot of
schools do not have enough
funding this could be their first
chance to do this.
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Giving a campus tour can be
challenging because you have to
keep a large number of
Children's attention so they do
not get into trouble or get hurt.
Dr. Judith Kreutzer, Coordinator
for the Home Economics
Department, demonstrates some
of her child care skills as her
students watch carefully.
The people shown here prove
that you can be a child at heart
and still be a productive member
of society as they keep an eye on
By holding the visitation day on
a Saturday, the children are
more protected from campus
traffic and other things that
could cause harm to them. While
the children are on campus they
not only get to look at things but
they get to experience them first
hand as shown in some of the
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Dr. Harry Hadley
Dr. Harry Hadley points
out features of the future
Health and Education
Building to Dr. Debbie
Dr. Paul Edwards
Dr. Harry Faulk
Sgt. Gary Ford
Dr. Elizabeth Frye
Dr. Jeriel Gilmer
Marvin Gould, M.B.A.
Dr. Robert Grattan
Dr. William Griscom
Stanely Grooves, M.A.
Dr. Stephen Hayes
Capt. James Henry
Sister Marie Horvath
Judith Hoyer-Swanson, M.A.E.
Dr. Hellen Jones
William Jullian, M.S.
Dr. Kenneth Kelly
Dr. Mohamad Khalil
Dr. Judith Kreutzer
Dr. Martin Lammon
Capt. George Mayo
Dr. Robert Mild
Dr. Alice Moerk
Dr. H Dean Peters
Dr. William Phillips
Dr. Charles Poston
Ruth Ann Powell
Dr. Harry Priester
Dr. William Pritchard
Most of the time we, the FSC student,
think of our instructors as lecturers,
homework givers, and test administers.
We rarely consider them as people and
wonder what they do after the school
day is done. Do they sit at home in front
of the TV eating Pop-Tarts in their worn
out blue jeans, just like us?
We do not know the answer to that
question, but we do know they have been
caught doing other human activities. As
shown in the pictures, they do get to-
gether to play a friendly game of soft-
ball. They also have faculty birthday
parties. Maybe students and teachers do
have something in common after all!
Faculty member Jimmy Floyd plays
outfield in the faculty Softball game. He
knows that the softball game brings the
FSC faculty one step closer to perfection.
(left) Furthering her type of ball
during the faculty and staff
softball Eunice Green, Director
of Minority Affairs, as (above)
Racheal Merrifield stands ready
William Bailey and his colleagues,
Amy Gump and Susan Parrini,
know that keeping a smile on their
faces brings students one more
good memory of FSC.
Dr. Ruoff, Chairman of the
Math, Science, and Health Ca-
reers Division, holds his curi-
ous daughter wondering why
she cannot be as quiet as his
students are in class.
President Robert Dillmon dis-
cusses important facts about
Fairmont State College with in-
terested community members
at West Virginia Day exhibits
in Washington D.C.
Michael Belmear reads his
notes one more time to make
sure he has told his Freshmen
Counselors everything they
need to know for Freshmen
William Shaffer, M.A.
If you have problems with fi-
nancial aid, William Shaffer
is Fairmont State's Finan-
cial Aid expert. If you have
a question, he has the an-
Dr. Raymond Richardson
Dr. Fredrick Schaupp
Dr. Rebecca Schaupp
Betty Jean Sherman
Dr. David Sherren
Dr. Suzanne Snyder
Dr. Richard Sonnenshien
Allan Swanson, M.S.E.
Dr. Charles Swanson
Dr. Elizabeth Swiger
Sally Tarley, M.A.
Beth Thorne, M.S.
Dr. Yu San Wang
Dr. Dorothy Wedge
Dr. Jack Wills
A tOealth of Knowledge
At Fairmont State College, guest
speakers are becoming a daily routine.
If one is interested in a subject it seems
as if there will be a speaker on that sub-
ject before one knows it. As an educa-
tional facility, Fairmont State has pro-
Furthering interest in students during a
seminar held in the Turley Center
Ballroom, William Bailey, Student Affairs
Counselor, gives a peak performance
during his speech.
vided speakers about college procedures,
such as financial aid and registration.
The college also allows student organi-
zations to invite speakers. For example,
the FSC Environmental Society spon-
sored Warren Fornos this fall to talk
about over-population. The College also
had a leadership conference on February
14 and 15, which featured various speak-
ers and workshops to help you manage
your time and be a better leader.
These two Freshmen Counselors
listen carefully during their
training to assure the success of
the orientation program.
Juan Ramirez Aristu Las
Rhonda Baker Romney, WV
Maria Baxter Fairmont, WV
Jennifer Bennett Webster
Melissa Bias Clarksburg, WV
Raymond Bonnett Fairmont,
Ronald Borovich Brook Park,
Jeffrey Bowsher Fairmont,
Julie Bruce Keyser, WV
Donna Burge Sutton, WV
Angela Butcher Mineral
Regina Bruzuzy Fairmont, WV
Lisa Caldwell Morgantown,
Karlotta Church Knob Fork,
Tami Cole Salem, WV
Yvette Compton Fairmont, WV
Sherry Daff Grafton, WV
John Dankulich Kingwood,
Cathy Davis Fairmont, WV
If one were to ask every stu-
dent on the Fairmont State
College Campus how they
studied for their classes one
would get at least a billion
different answers, although
there would be some common
elements in almost everyone's
answer. Things like "Well, I
want to study so I can get good
grades, but I'm good at putt-
ing things off, so I wait for the
night before and hope some-
thing clicks." Another classic
line concerning studying is "I
went to all the lectures I do
A few steps to college success
are knowing how to relax,
making the most of every mo-
ment, and a lot of intense con-
not have to study." That
statement then is justified by
the person who said it be-
cause anyone who has been at
Fairmont State knows that is
When we finally do get
around to studying many of
us sit back on the sofa, half
reading our text and half
watching TV. Some disci-
plined students make it to the
library. A lot of us have this
bad habit of saving our li-
brary time until finals week.
There is so much else for us
to do, we really need to watch
what we do so we will not fall
into one of "The Study Hab-
its Of Death" traps.
Debra Davis Salem, WV
Glen Dewitt Kingwood, WV
Kenneth Dillard Clarksburg,
Robin Ennis St. Albans, WV
Jacquelyn Ervin Elkins, WV
Stephen Felosa Shinnston, WV
Brian Flack Fairmont, WV
Annette Folz Fairmont, WV
Stephanie Forte Grafton, WV
Monte Friel Marlington, WV
Carl Funk Fairmont, WV
Charles Gaillard New York,
Pamela Getz Westover, WV
David Gillis Meadowbrook,
Kelly Tenney Gillot
Mary Gorrell Alma, WV
Donald Goss II Hambleton,
Janell Griffith Fairmont, WV
Starting college is like step-
ping into a new and complete-
ly different world. For many
students it is the first time
that they will be living away
for home. It seems that in col-
lege you see a new face every
day. College is an opportu-
nity for you to gain your in-
dependence and make new
friends but there is also a lot
more than that.
It is a time where you must
decide what it is that you want
to spend the rest of your life
doing. It is books and study-
ing, trips to the library and
trips to the grocery store, and
do not forget to wash your
dirty socks. It is a time where
you have more things to do
Denita Gump Burton, WV
Loretta Hacker Exchange, WV
Robert Hamilton Colfax, WV
Rebecca Hank New
Jody Harris Mineral Wells,
Kevin Hatcher Morgantown,
Patti Haught Lumberport, WV
Douglas Hayes Mannington,
Matthew Hayes Friendly, WV
Bobby Hedrick Bellington, WV
Jennifer Herrick Proctor, WV
Penny Hickman Fairmont, W
Brenda Hicks Mannington,
David Hinzman Parkersburg,
Michael Hood Fairview, WV
Satowa Hoshino Fairmont WV
Thomas Hunter Fairmont, WV
Paul C. Huston Burton, WV
Lawrence Iorio Fairmont, WV
Tamara Jones Fairmont, WV
than you have time to do
them, a place of constant
With all the things we need
to learn how to do and all the
procedures on how to do this
or that, you should be given
an award if you have college
life down by your seventh or
eighth semester. The good
news? After your done with
your degree from Fairmont
State you should be prepared
to do it when you go back for
your master's degree!
The Freshmen Counselors
teach the new freshmen the
Electric Slide one step at a
time during the freshmen
picnic that was held the first
night of orientation.
Eric Gross and his new found
friend check out the
excitement during freshmen
orientation, remembering that
they are one step closer to
success in college.
Michelle Judy Dorcas, WV
Dawn Kelley Tallmansville,
Tammy K Kelley Fairmont,
Bethany King Clarksburg, WV
Monica Lake Rivesville, WV
Sharon Layman Barrackville,
Randy Ledsome Clarksburg,
Melanie Lewis Morgantown,
Gary Lindsay Mill Creek, WV
Alyson, Liston Albright, WV
Caralea Liston Albright, WV
Susan Logsdon St. Albans, WV
Laura Martin Elkins, WV
Denise McCartney Grafton,
David McCray Clarksburg,
Debi McDade Fairmont, WV
Sandra McDonald Millwood,
Tina Mealo Farmington, WV
Robert Metz Petroleum, WV
Majorie Minear St. George,
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James Minnich II Fairmont,
Mayumi Miyamoto Fairmont,
Stephen Morgan Fairmont,
Matthew Mullett Gibsonia, PA
Amy Murphy Keyser, WV
Patricia Murray Shinnston,
Sybil Narog Barrackville, WV
Amy Jo Nestor Bruceton
Jeanete Norris Fairmont, WV
Kevin Nuzum Shinnston, WV
John Paletta Clarksburg, WV
Deanna Pastorial Carolina,
Julie Plachta Farmington, WV
Kimberly Queen Buckhannon,
Mary Rennix Valley Bend, WV
Valarie Richards Lost Creek,
"Become A Family*
Every Year Approxi-
mately one hundred and
twenty students are cho-
sen to be freshmen coun-
selors. The students may
not know any of the oth-
er chosen few, but before
they know it they be-
come a family. This hap-
pens when the Freshmen
counselors go to the mys-
terious camp, which is
described as "something
that is undescribable, but
must be experienced."
Whatever happens at
camp, it sis easy to see
how close the counselors
The newly formed fam-
ily then guides the in-
coming freshmen into the
college. By the time the
counselors are finished
with orientation, every
freshmen will know the
policies and procedures
they need to be success-
ful at Fairmont State.
What Michael Belmear
and his counselors do is
amazing. The bonds
formed between Mr. Bel-
mear and the counselors
is unbreakable. It is the
best orientation pro-
gram anywhere and it is
helping FSC become one
step closer to being the
Two Freshmen Counselors
exchange a story while
making their "Counselor's
Ann Riggleman Buckhannon,
Michelle Riggleman Weirton,
Charles Robinson, Horner, WV
Melissa Robinson Fairmont,
Mark Rocha Terra Alta, WV
E Virginia Rockwell
Donna Rohr Buckhannon, WV
Eugenia Ross Fairmont, WV
Eugenia Ross Fairmont, WV
Charles Runyan Stonewood,
Christa Salisbury Fairmont,
Sue Sapp Grafton, WV
Juanita Satterfield Fairmont,
Christopher Sears Fairmont,
Tracey Shaffer Fairmont, WV
m Anne Shoaff Fairmont, WV
Sanjay Shrestha Fairmont,
Deanna Shreve Moundsville,
Todd Schultz Fairmont, WV
Andrea Smith Frametown, WV
Freshmen Counselors take a
break from their busy
schedules to enjoy the warm
summer day and to share a
Nancy Travis West Union, WV
Kathy Turley Fairmont, WV
Michelle Uphold Kingwood,
Dina Varner Blacksville, WV
Branda Swiger Clarksburg,
Barbara Tampleton Salem,
Christl Taylor Mannington,
Mona Tennant Core, WV
Robert Thompson Petersburg,
Kristina Smith Williamstown,
Tabatha Starkey Metz, WV
Windi Stein West Columbia,
Cindy Strahin Independence,
Linda Suttle Clarksburg, WV
IDhere "Does All
^>he ^ime Go?
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It may seem like only yester-
day that this year's seniors were
wandering around campus as
bewildered and scared Fresh-
men. Now their days at Fair-
mont State are almost over. With
degrees in hand, today's youth
will become the adults who be-
come mature responsible citi-
zens in whatever course life takes
them after they leave these walls.
The senior class that we will
soon be saying goodbye to has
changed a great deal since they
arrived on campus only a few
years ago. They became active
in the many campus activities
provided on campus, joined
clubs, and made new friends.
Perhaps the best thing they have
learned on campus is that there
is always something that they
won't know. But because of the
experiences they have had at
FSC the newly winged adults will
be able to cope and succeed in
anything and everything that
comes their way.
Getting a group of children
together for story time is no
simple task but, this education
student seems to do it with ease.
Coming one step further to
campus-wide insanity, the
Freshmen Counselors share
their version of "The Dating
Game" to the incoming
Julie Weaver Keyser, WV
John Welch Terra Alta, WV
Mary Westfall Grafton, WV
Jennifer Wheeler Mannington,
Susan Wheeler Shinnston, WV
Larry Williams Elkins, WV
Tamara Williams Grafton, WV
Bryan Wilson Long Beach, NC
Chris Wilson Fairview, WV
Trina Wilson Pentress, WV
Randall Wolford Romney, WV
Michelle Wood Sterling, WV
Jefferson Wyne Gassaway,
Dena Zetty Tunnelton, WV
Sometimes coming one step
further involves a lot of
listening and plenty of
caffeine while you try to learn
Julia Auril. Philippi, WV
Stephanie Barclay. Fairmont,
Angela Beckett. Fairmont, WV
Stephanie Bond. Clarksburg,
Janie Boyers. Fairmont, WV
Regina Burton. Clarksburg,
Dennis Chase. Core, WV
Sharon Choveiri. Charleston,
Charlotte Clark. Fairmont, WV
Gisela Collins. Birch River,
Chris Cox. West Union, WV
Linda Eddy. Moatsville, WV
Vicki Faust. Cassville, WV
Heather Figlar. Pine Grove,
Donna Jo Fluharty. Salem, WV
No matter where you go on
the Fairmont State College
Campus, the sound of laugh-
ter or sounds of two friends
talking is everywhere. The
campus at Fairmont State is
not only a place of back-
breaking school work, but al-
so a place where friendships
are built and maintained.
One place of constant fun
is the Turley Center. The stu-
dent Union is almost always
filled nearly to the top capac-
ity with friends stopping be-
tween classes to get a soda, to
play a game of pool, or to just
talk. It is here that you can
take time out and forget about
the killer test you just took,
sit back and just relax.
Fairmont State College has
many groups and organiza-
tions that serve as meeting
grounds for many students. If
one is interested in a subject
their is probably an organi-
zation on campus that will
provide the person the chance
to turn their interest into ac-
tion. These groups and organ-
izations also are the basis in
which many long lasting
After classes are over one
can find students congregat-
ing all over Fairmont. One
popular place for students in
the past has been Hammer-
heads, now known as Playoffs.
Here students over the age of
twenty-one really forget about
class by the occasional over-
indulgent consumption of al-
coholic beverages. Even if one
does not drink, one can still
have a good time at this Fair-
mont Avenue night spot.
Play-offs often has a band
performing. One of the pop-
ular bands has been "Weird
Harold," which features a few
Fairmont State students.
Their are many opportu-
nities for Fairmont State stu-
dents to come together and
have a laugh, share a joke or
take a break and let the world
continue its journey around
the sun without them for at
least a little while.
These Fairmont State College
Students find fun where ever
they go. If it is not fun it will
be before they are finished.
Wendi Forsythe. Chester, WV
Eddie Gennoy. Fairmont, WV
Tara Kay George.
Jodie Gray. Morgantown, WV
Charlene Haddix. Philippi, WV
Kevin Hart. Fairmont, WV
Melissa Head. Bayard, WV
Linda Hennew. Fairview, WV
Cheri Hershman. Clarksburg,
Michelle Hiner. Durbin, WV
Ella Hoban. Fairmont, WV
Frawil Hocker, Jr. Fairmont,
Robert Hupps, Jr. Stonewood,
Eric Spencer Hurst. Lost
It is easy to see by this
picture how much fun the
Freshmen Counselors have
together. When one becomes a
Freshmen counselor, one
experiences a new world of
The Falcon Band is a unique
organizations. It brings people
together that have been
playing an instrument for
years and turns them into a
flawless musical group.
Hey, Freshmen Counselors, fill
us in. What's the joke? This
picture shows part of the
Counselor's camp that is held
before orientation each year.
Fairmont State College
students Come One Step
closer to the best by playing a
friendly but intense game of
Crystal Jones Fairmont, WV
Lori Knight Clarksburg, WV
Darla Lyons New
Gregory Mannis Fairmont, WV
Judy Mayo Mannington, WV
Teresa McConnell Charleston,
Thomas McCray Rosemont,
Pamela Morris Monogah, WV
Mary Katherine Muntzing
Carol Nay Mannington, WV
Kelly Riddle Washington, WV
Holly Porter Wheeler, WV
Karen Pennington Fairmont,
Christopher Patton Elkview,
Sharon Nuzum Shinnston, WV
Freshmen Kenny Martin,
Heather Neal, and Danyelle
Reed show their Falcon Spirit
during orientation festivities.
George Ringhart Mannington,
Linda Robinson Shinnston, WV
Bobby Ryan Fairmont, WV
Tiffani Satterfield Fairmont,
Christine Shaffer Kingwood,
Mary Anne Shoaff Fairmont,
Point Pleasant, WV
David Straight Fairmont, WV
Tenna Strawser Fairmont, WV
Buffy Swick Phillipi, WV
Wayne Weiss Vadis, WV
Julia Westfall Fairmont, WV
Heidi Willimas Fairmont, WV
Elizabeth Wilson Wadestown,
^Pictures - Steps
to the 'Past
Wendy Balker Shinnston, WV
Susan Boyce Harrisville, WV
Yvonne Cutlip Fairmont, WV
Lori Elliott Follansbee, WV
Tammy Elliott Blacksville,
Donalyn Harris Beverly, WV
B.D. Hartman Moorefield, WV
Leah Henthorne St. George,
Antoinette Hines Fairmont,
Denise Hyre Buckhannon, WV
Melissa L. Casto French
Erica Layman Fairmont, WV
Nicole Linger Weston, WV
Christina Lipscomb Bruceton
George Lively McLean, VA
Kenny Martin Fairmont, WV
Marcie McFarland Follansbee,
Cindi Midkiff Cross Lanes,
Tharon Miller Morgantown,
Kathy Minnich Fairmont, WV
Melissa Nester Tunnelton, WV
Robert Osburn Buckhannon,
Tonia Parker Fairmont, WV
Darlene Phillips Morgantown,
This October Fairmont State
College held the Student Activ-
ities Fair. There was a wide va-
riety of clubs that participated
this year one of which was from
the theater department. They
placed picture albums out for all
to see. The pictures were mainly
from past plays and produc-
tions. Many students found
them quite interesting.
At Fairmont State the theater
department tries to have one
play per semester that stars
Fairmont State students. This
fall many of us got the oppor-
tunity to see "The Miracle
Worker" and in the spring the
FSC theater department gave a
performance of "Oklahoma."
(Right) Satowa Hoshino,
(Left) Suzanne Snyder, Ann
Harvey, and Joanne Lough
stop to look at the theater
Kristin Phillips Farmington,
Tammy Reed Buckhannon,
Sueanne Rhymer Vienna, WV
Jackie Robinson Clarksburg,
John Schooley Fairmont, WV
Crystal Smith New
Izetta Sponaugle Cedarville,
Mistee Starsick Mannington,
Chad Thomas Kingwood, WV
Kristyl Thompson Stouts
Lori Thorp Clarksburg, WV
Lori Travelstead Fairmont,
Hugh Troyer Rivesville, WV
Antonia Von Tobiesen
Lori Watson Weston, WV
Mary White Fairmont, WV
Marlene Zaffino Fairmont, WV
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rreshmen N o
At Fairmont State College,
We not have not only people
from different states, but also
different countries. Although
the United States is viewed
differently with each student
from another country, one
thing is the same with almost
all of FSC's guests form afar.
Their sense of country is
truly amazing. While talking
to Shigeki Kitayama, it is easy
to tell that he loves Nepal, his
home country, by his use of
the terms "my country." This
is a lot different than U.S.
students who generally state
the name of the country or
state instead of "my country"
or "my state"
We, at FSC, can learn a lot
from the students of different
origins. We can not only learn
about their respective coun-
tries, but we can also learn to
have pride in our origins and
to cast aside old an unneces-
sary prejudices. Hopefully
this will be one step towards
world peace and equality to
all of mankind.
Mr. William Bailey, Student
Affairs, takes time out to
enjoy a hot dog before
meeting new freshmen and
Kaz Matsuda and Yuko Inoue
take a minute to rest from
their busy schedules to share
a comfortable laugh between
ESL (English as a second
language) students share each
others company outside of the
library at the beginning of the
Drew Aires Waynesburg, PA
Eric Boggs Hacker Valley, WV
Joseph Bunner Grafton, WV
Karla Cheuvront Fairmont,
Bridget Comer Wiley Ford,
Tina Daff Grafton, WV
Steven Davis Fairmont, WV
Kimberly Dyke Bekley, WV
Kristi Giffin Fairmont, WV
Matthew Haught Fairmont,
Ashley Hayes Chas WV
Laura Hayes Flemington, WV
Valarie Huffman Morgantown,
Kimberly Jackson Fairmont,
Jennifer Kimble Upper Tract ,
Shirley Lewis Morgantown,
Leslie Lively Porters Falls,
Valerie Lucente Clarksburg,
Michelle Moats Tunnelton, WV
Rebecca Moore Morgantown,
Heather Neal Beckley, WV
Stephanie O'Dell Moundsville,
Debra Oerly Fairmont, WV
Becky Owens Fairmont, WV
Hallie M Oxley, Jr Davis, WV
Tina Palmer Hillsburo, WV
Frank S. Perri II Clarksburg,
Julie Pratt Fairmont, WV
Clark Rollins Nutterfort, WV
Rhonda Smedley Fairmont,
Chad Swiger West Union, WV
Maximilian Suchy Fairmont,
A Closer Look At
Three Steps to Spirit!
One step is a rowdy group of fans consisting of parents, community
members, students and faculty members of FSC. A second step is a
group of highspirited young ladies dressed in FSC's colors of maroon
and white. Finally, a third step is a group of tougher-than-tough Fal-
con football players. These steps were followed during every game of
the 1991 football season. These steps were then combined as each
group came together to support one another on a large white-lined
The fans supported the games by cheering as loud as possible. The
Falcon cheerleaders supported their team when they managed to get
the fans involved in cheering. The football team supported themselves
as they played as a team. They continued that support as they took
the field for each unexpected battle just to impress and excite their
fans and cheerleaders. Winning or losing did not play a major part
in each group as much as the different types of supports. You could
say the supports are what actually played the games last season. Al-
though the Falcon football team lost on the field, the continued sup-
port of the three groups actually won every game. Three Steps to
Spirit are the true winners of all football games!
The Falcon cheerleaders
help to build team confi-
dence and crowd enthu-
Number 37, Cliff Conway,
is the sophomore quar-
terback for the Falcons.
He knows when the op-
portunity for a touch-
down is just moments
Major Disappointment Wins!
The 1991 Fairmont State
football season was a season
of major disappointments.
The Falcons ended the sea-
son with a record of 1-8-1,
with the lone win being a for-
feit win against West Virginia
The Falcons opened the
season on the road in Clarion.
The visiting Falcons had a
chance to win the game, how-
ever, when Clarion scored in
the final minutes of the game,
FSC had lost 24-21. The Fal-
cons took the next week off
to prepare for Slippery Rock.
When Slippery Rock came
to Fairmont on Falcon Fan
Day, the Rock handed FSC
its worst loss of the season,
32-7. The Falcons never re-
ally recovered from this loss.
The Falcons travelled to West
Virginia Tech and got credit
for a win when Tech used an
ineligible player. However, on
the scoreboard, Tech was on
West Virginia Wesleyn
came to Fairmont on Family
Weekend and once again,
spoiled a special FSC day. On
a rainy and miserable day, a
26-yard Wesleyan field goal
early in the game proved to
be the difference as FSC lost,
3-0. Concord was the next
team to travel into Fairmont.
The Falcons gave Concord all
they could handle, but again,
still lost, 21-16.
Glenville State came to
Fairmont for a Homecoming
Day battle with the Falcons.
Fairmont State's defense had
a major let down by letting
Jed Drenning, the Pioneer
quarterback throw for 577
yards. Once again, the Fal-
cons lost, 4434. The Falcons
next game was at West Vir-
ginia State. The Falcons and
the yellow Jackets battled it
out in a close game. As luck
would have it, FSC lost 27-25.
FSC's only non-loss game
was against West Liberty. The
Falcons had a chance to win,
after Jeff Crabtree picked off
a pass and returned it deep
into West Liberty territory.
The final score, 10-10. The fi-
nal conference game was at
home against Shepherd. The
Rams, undefeated in the con-
ference, defeated FSC, 3316,
to give the Rams the WVIAC
title. Fairmont ended the 1991
season at Edinboro. The
Fighting Scots had the early
lead and never looked back as
they defeated the Falcons, 31-
Racking up extra points is
never easy as this point was
earned unofficially during a
Falcon football game.
Hustling his way with the ball
was linebacker, Jeff Romeo,
during the FSC — Slippery
Rock football game.
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Ramming it to the Falcons is
Shepherd's offense during the
FSC — Shepherd battle.
"One more pinch and I would
have had them!" is
demonstrated by a Falcon
defensive tackle, Anthony
Austin, after a tough game.
Date Opponent Won/Lost
Sept. 7 Clarion Lost
21 Slippery Rock Lost
28 WV Tech Won
Oct. 5 WV Wesleyan Lost
12 Concord Lost
19 Glenville Lost
26 WV State Lost
Nov. 2 West Liberty Tie
9 Shepherd Lost
16 Edinboro Lost
Sidelined Falcons Watch teammates
perform during an intense game.
Quarterback Andy Rose calling a
play at the Glenville vs. Fairmont
Showing FSC is number one to the
world of football is a Falcon
member as he runs the ball into the
Having a "sideline chat" are Coach
Wally Hood and a team member as
Hood gives important instructions
to be carried out on the field.
Tailback Jeff Helser, 31, tries to
run with the ball as a Glenville
State player prepares to stop him.
Coming to save the day
defensive tackle, Allan Sansom
(76), during a Falcon match-up
Row #1: Tony Franklin, Scott Hooper, Tim Yackin, Dave Newsome, Bryan Wilson, Derek Judd, Matt Joseph, Scott Lewis, Deion Frazier. Row #2: Jeff Helser, Nick
Franchina, Bernard Jones, Dan Culver, Todd Hurley, Jason Dooley, Matt Kanicki, Adam West, Tony Araugh, Andy Rase, Jeff Crabtree, Allon Sansom, Steve Gretchen,
Casey Soliday, Steve Popeck. Row #3: Billy Bryon, Jamie Castelluci, D.A. Rogers, Sean Larkin, Bill Rhodes, Dave Koren, Mark Krocker, Voshon Page, Rob Rodgers, T.J.
Winkler, Andy Grimmett, Jim Goines, Mike Baird, Pat Martin, Kevin Reed, Mike Zapolinik, Jim France. Row #4: Aaron Darnell, Charles Washington, Bryan Koski, Cliff
Conway, Dirk Stolz, George Prusha, Steve King, Irwin Hastings, Joe Friend, Chris Risner, Ed Hodgkiss, Kevin Copley, Mark Snyder, Jason Jackson, Unknown, Unknown,
Mike Pinardo. Row #5: Londell Finley, Stacy Fike, Matt Good, Paul Billanti, Frank Jenkins, John Boley, Bryan Massey, Ken Kiger, Aramis Figueroa, Brian Gaudet,
Anthony Savage, Tom Macintosh, John Taylor, Mark Hopkins, Jason Malt. Row #6: Anton Byers, Ellis Hutchins, Leonard Sharp, Dan Murdy, Thomas Foster, Robin
Southern, J.R. Sheverin, Andy Hilling, Chad Daloia, Eddie Sales, Aaron Fansler, Brett Hartwig, Brooks Barker, T. J., Mark Bercla. Row #7: Jessie Abbuhl, Coach Rusty
Elliot, Coach Dave Davis, Coach Rich Melvin, Coach Pat Burson, Coach Mark Yoho, Coach John Paletta, Head Coach Wally Hood, Robb Rutledge, Lonnie Oldham, Kerry
Marbury, William Jacobs, Nelson Elliot, Bob Cable, Misty Nuzum.
Fairmont State Falcons Show
their concern for a fallen
Glenville Pioneer in the end zone.
Dave Cooper (50) listens to
offensive tackle Tony Arbaugh
(52) as he explains his ball
handling methods on the
sidelines during a rough game.
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The clash of the inner-state
rivals occurs as offensive guard,
John Friend, tackles a Glenville
Junior Jodi Wood fights off the
Battlers and tries for a basket.
Kelly Longerbeam and Shelia
Fansler work their way around
the Battlers hoping to bring
victory to FSC.
Vanessa Vaughters tries for a
free throw during the game
Coach Jim Brinkman yells
instructions to his girls on the
court as the game gets close to
Junior Allison Henry Fends off
the Battlers hoping the ball she
has just thrown goes in to give
the Lady Falcons two more
Vannessa Vaughters seemed to
be all over the floor during the
FSC vs. Battler's game. She was
definitely everywhere her
opponents wanted to be.
Junior Guard Jodi Wood dribbles
the ball through the maze of
Battler Team members,
Confidently looking for an
Opportunity to score.
Freshman Center Vanessa
Vaughters keeps the Battlers
back to allow Jodi Wood to make
a shot without distraction.
Captain Jodi Wood makes an
excellent guard because she is
always ready to step in and spoil
her opponents hopes for victory.
Teammates watch the girls on
the court carefully and cheer
them on so the Women's
Basketball Team can take one
more step toward a fantastic
Women's Basketball Team 1991-
92 (Left to Right). First row:
Laurie Herrington, Stacey Mick,
Jessie Abbuhl, Jodi Wood.
Second Row: Amanda Meeks,
Shelia Fansler, Kelly
Longerbeam, Lori Smith, Lisa
Funk. Third Row: Teresa Smith,
Vanessa Vaughters, Allison
Henry, Sasha Sprague, Harriet
Smith, Kris Nay.
One Step Closer
to Number 1
For much of the first half of the sea-
son, the men's basketball team struggled
around the .500 mark. Toward the end,
the team started playing great basket-
ball by winning eight of their last ten
games, including a very impressive win
against number one Charleston, 74-72.
The Falcons finished the season with
an overall mark of 15-12 and figured to
exit the WVIAC tournaments as quickly
as they entered. Coach Randy Hess's
team fought their way to an 84-80 first
round victory over Salem-Teikyo Uni-
versity. The victory marked the third
straight year the Falcons have advanced
to the second round.
Frank Washenitz, one of Fairmont State's
guards, prepares to pass the ball to one
of his teammates while a crowd
anxiously awaits the final outcome.
Hoping to advance past the second
round, where they had been knocked out
for three years, the Falcons had to go
through Sheperd College. After an in-
tense, heated basketball game, the Fal-
cons found themselves on the short end
of the score again, falling 72-71 and end-
ing their season 16-13. There is always
hope for next year. The Falcons will take
the extra step and claim the Number
One space for Fairmont State.
Sophomore Center Eric Alder blocks the
ball from one of the Concord players,
trying to take the victory for the
Fairmont State men's basketball team.
. . . and the practice pays off as
the forward lands the ball solidly
into the basket and the Concord
players wonder if they are
playing the right team.
Side-lined Players and Trainer
Robert "Bob" Cable take time
out to watch their teammates
outstanding performance on the
1991-92 Men's Basketball Team. (Left to Right) First Row: Frank Washentitz, Warren Doles, Steve Douglas. Second Row:
Manager Thomas Phillips, Dan'l Boley, Herbert Davis, Jim Ambrose, Manager Anthony Naylor. Third Row: Assistant Coach Dave
Morgen, Student Assistant Raymond Bonnet, Student Assistant Jeff Zickerfoose, Tom Rascoe, Eric Alder, Robert Moore, Scott
Trent, Michael Dilauro, Student Assistant Matt Sirbaugh, Coach Randy Hess.
Forward Herbert Davis puts every
thought into making the basket despite
the Concord player's attempt to destroy
Seconds later, senior Herbert Davis
looks hopefully at the net and remembers
the years of practice that prepared him
for college basketball.
Angie Gudtbalot practices for an
upcoming match with all her
concentration devoted to the ball
and her racket.
Carrie Smith, Mike Alport, and
friends discuss their strategies
for winning their next match.
Anne Rister looks over at her
coach for special instructions
before she hits the ball back
over the net.
1992 FSC Men's
Great Lakes Regional
Brunswick Jr. College
University of N. Florida
Bluefield State College
West Virginia Tech
University of Charleston
Davis & Elkins
West Virginia Wesleyan
Davis & Elkins
Carnegie Mellon Univ.
University of Charleston
West Virginia Tech
4/23-4/25 WVIAC Conference Champ.
Davis & Elkins
Davis & Elkins
West Virginia Wesleyan
University of Charleston
West Virginia Wesleyan
University of Charleston
WVIAC Conference Tourn.
Vomen's Tennis Team 1992. First Row: Angie Gudtbalot, Terry Lantz, Anne Rister.
Second Row: Coach Bill Haines, Carrie Smith, Kris Haught, Dena Deem.
Kris Haught gives a confident smirk as
she watches her ball fly over the net.
Hidden beneath the smile is a
winning spirit that can be seen
constantly on the court.
An impressive spike like this is
what separates FSC from those
we have defeated.
This member of the volleyball
team seems to have no problem
when it comes to blocking.
At one of the many practices this
woman makes an impressive
save as her teammates give her
words of encouragement.
Hitting the ball is not all that
matters in volley ball form is
also important if you want to be
in control of the ball.
Cassie Kabasko, one of Fairmont
State's female swimmer dives
into the pool hoping to come out
far ahead of the other swimmers.
Lou Harvath is just one of many
of the male swimmer's looking
for words of encouragement at
Waiting for the blow of the
whistle, the swimmers take a
minute to review their
Cassie Kabasko prepares herself
before she competes. She has
practiced hard and hopes it will
pay off now.
Moments before hitting the
water Mike Nuzum knows that
the competition has been
Charlie Mahon strives to
increase speed while keeping an
even pace, so that he will not get
tired before his feet feel the
The blow of a whistle will start
Craig Mearns and Scott Braniff
on a competition not only against
each other but with the water
that wants to restrain them.
Smiling big is freshman Deanna
Colanero with Dana Riley in the
Cheering on the Falcons, Christy
Cather and other members of the
squad lead an enthusiastic
A boost of spirit uplifts the
Falcon Cheerleaders as they
perform another stunt for the
Falcon Cheerleaders continue to
support the team even though
they were experiencing some
The cheerleaders pose for a
group photo before leaving camp.
Christy Cather poses with a
cheerleader from Indiana
University she met at camp.
On vacation! The cheerleaders
pause for a break after visiting
the Hard Rock Cafe.
Famous Friends! Charles Thomas
of the NBA pistons visited with
the girls at cheerleading camp.
Take a break! Even cheerleaders
take time out to catch their
breath between routines, stunts,
At a basketball game in the
Feaster Center the cheerleaders
performed a floor cheer to show
At a cheerleading tournament
the girls are shown posing after
winning an award.
Golf Team: Row 1: Coach Stan Groves, Chris
Dieffenbauch, Mike Boggs, Jeff Estep. Row 2: Paul
Umpleby, Corey Bohrer, Eric Kennedy, Brian Wilt, Jody
On the Comeback Trail
For a while it seemed that everybody's attention
towards golf was centered on the gopher in "Caddys-
hack," but viewing this year's golf team and various
TV commercials it seems that playing golf is the thing
to do. The FSC definitely knew this as they got the
taste of victory pumping through their veins. Little
did they know what was to happen at the end of their
regular season. The team's first match at Greensboro
was only the start when they placed 7th of 22. It seems
they were only warming up. In every match they went
to they placed in the top 50^ , usually in the top 33 '\ .
After the five matches before they went to the
WVIAC matches those following the golf team's pro-
gress knew they were going to do good. What the team
did at the WVIAC matches, though, was unheard of.
At the WVIAC southern the team took 3rd of 11. At
the WVIAC northern they took 2nd of 9 and in the
central division they claimed 2nd of 11. At the end
of their regular season, the WVIAC championship,
they came in 1st of 11. Upon finishing their regular
season 106-37, it was little time to savor their victory
before going to the NAIA National Championship fin-
ishing the match 15th out of 36.
Fairmont Field club offers a relaxed setting for the golf
team while the practice for upcoming matches.
Running Cross Country takes
strength, speed and endurance
and a little extra luck is never
This Track Team member speeds
by observers oblivious to
everything but the task on hand.
This Fairmont State Runner
knows that her key to winning
lies within her reach if she keeps
a steady pace and keeps focus.
This Fairmont State catcher
prepares to catch the missed
balls of our opponent.
This pitcher knows that the
opponent can not hit his curve
ball and prepares to strike him
Taking a rest before they go up
to bat these players find time to
give the camera a confident
smile and wave.
A FSC baseball player is ready
to bat and hopes his timing is
right and prays for a little bit of
Mid-way through Season,
Team in a Slump
Win or Use, The Key Word is Play.
Although the Baseball team has
practiced hard they seem to be
stuck in the dugout. The problem
seems to be in the teams hitting
skills. Midway through the season
when the Falcon baseball team was
6-11 they had lost 5 out of 8 of their
last games, it seemed unlikely that
the players were going to regain the
confidence needed to start slam-
ming the ball over the fence. Coach
Ron Whitting thought that al-
though most of the teams problems
were stemming from not hitting the
ball he should still continue to have
heavy practice on all aspects of the
game and try to not only prepare
the team physically but mentally
Coach Whitting also went on to
say that fans that turn out at the
games can also have a good effect
on the teams performance. He feels
that if the team sees that they are
not the only people that are hoping
the team is victorious, their morale
and confidence will increase ena-
bling them to get past the mental
Whether the team wins or loses
they must keep in perspective why
they play the game if they lose sight
of the joy they find in playing they
will suffer a different kind of block.
Everyone likes to see their favorite
team win but that should not be
the only concern.
There is a lot more to throwing
the ball than the hand that
throws it. This player puts his
entire body into it.
As the team watches and waits
for the game to start they
discuss their plans and plays.
Hoping the hand is truly quicker
than the eye, number 24 throws
the ball to the next base to try to
get the third out of the inning.
What's the chances of the referee
allowing this guy to ride the
bases instead of walking them?
Stephanie Shelasky and her
sisters from Tri-Sigma enjoy a
spring afternoon during their
Stepping into Spring
Once the snow melts and the colors change from gray to green, students begin
the spring with a bright new attitude all of a sudden things are not as
hopeless as they were a week before. Although January and February are
considered winter months, FSC students saw them as a chance to warm up
to spring when they were caught somewhat unexpectedly with temperatures in the
seventies. These abnormal temps were received by students as a chance to break out
the shorts. If you belonged to a sorority or fraternity it also served as a chance to
daydream about upcoming Spring Formals.
March came in like a lamb. This month brought in the dreaded mid-term monster
and the much needed spring break. With April came the formals and the Easter
holiday. Then, finally, came May. May brought with it a hint of summer's coming,
unfortunately many students ignored this hint. This hint was obscured by Finals week
and then by graduation. Many students stuck around a week or so after to say good-
bye to friends and do the final packing before heading home. Though it seems just
as we stepped into spring it turned to summer, many of us will see it again at FSC
Stepping into spring showed
new arrivals in fashions for
Students show that formals are
not just black tie affairs.
Dean Peters assists President
Dillman in presenting an award
to an alumni member during
Smiling for success is a 1992
graduate with a degree in
One handshake is all it took to
place a smile on a face as
President Dillman gives a
graduate his degree.
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Cultural Diversity vvas the topic of
a 45 minute spi'pi h presented by
the guest speaker during
Closing the door of a long education
is made easier through smiles
Stepping in the
Their futures began the
moment they stepped onto
the stage designed especially
for them. Once they lined up
and followed the path to their
degrees, they were unstop-
pable but proud. The class of
1992 graduated on May 9 in
front of 4000 guests. Friends
and family cheered and
clapped as each graduate re-
ceived a congratulatory hand-
shake along with their degree.
President Dillman smiled
as he and Dean Peter handed
out 459 degrees in several dif-
ferent fields. By far more de-
grees in the areas of Bachelor
of Science and Bachelor of
Arts were given out than in
the associates fields. With this
many graduating students,
the day was destined to be
chaos. For four or more years
students look forward to this
day never suspecting they will
look upon the day with sad-
ness. With every good-bye the
graduates said they became
more and more aware of what
a big day this was. When the
graduates accepted that de-
gree they were doing more
than saying good-bye to
friends they were saying good-
bye to a way of life.
The days were gone when
they could sleep through their
9:00 class and get the notes
off the person next to them if
they made it to class again be-
fore the next exam. The 1992
graduates were definitely
taking a step in the right di-
rection, though, no matter
how they go about it.
Finalizing the last few
minutes of nervousness are
graduates as they line up to
enter the main floor of the
One way of saying "Thanks"
was displayed on a Graduates
cap during the ceremony.
Graduating in grand style was
Jennifer Hussey as she smiled
during the processional.
Sometimes parents need a
helping hand from their children
to get them ready for the big day
as shown to the right.
Many Japanese students
graduated this year showing
that the higher education system
displays no prejudice.
Proud to be a 1992 graduate this
graduate smiles as he thinks of
The Coming of
Gradaution 1992 saw many
people start the long path to
successful careers. It saw laugh-
ter and tears, happiness and sor-
row. Graduation did not, how-
ever, see race. The ceremony
contained a 45 minute speech
given by one guest speaker about
Cultural Diversity, but did not
show prejudice. After so many
years since the Civil Rights
Movement was just a dream in
a youngster's head, why do we
still see race?
We all go to the same college,
does it matter whether we are
black or white or purple with
yellow stripes? Every person is
a person, no matter what there
skin color. What really matters
is what is on the inside. If we lay
outside and get a tan, do we go
inside a different person be-
cause our skin is different?
Do you not feel that enough
people have died over color?
Have we not made enough peo-
ple suffer by judging not by who
a person is but what color one
is? Is it not time to stop being
afraid to find out what is similar
about to people because their
exteriors are different?
There are so many problems
on this planet of ours, listen to
the news. Do we have to contin-
ue fighting our little civil wars
over such trivial things? This
story is not aimed at a race it is
aimed at you. If you are preju-
dice think about it, is there any
good justifications or only ster-
eotypes? If you are not preju-
dice, share the word, lend a hand,
you may save someone's life. Do
not let the idea of an equal, but
diverse, culture find it's burial
in our generation.
Discussing future plans are 1992
0t graduates as they prepare to
receive their degrees in their
Stepping into the future with her
well earned degree was another
FSC 1992 Graduate.
(Below) Clapping for joy was one
graduate after another as they
watched their friends receive
Only 459 people in this crowd were
the 1992 graduates, even though
their numbers were small their
enthusiasm was immeasurable.
Coming of Cultural Diversity are
graduates as they represented the
many nationalities at FSC.
(Above) President Dillman
congratulates a graduate as she
raises her hand in being
victorious against the books.
Proceeding through a long line to
receive her degree this graduate
dreams of her future and her
happiness in her chosen career.
Mary Westfall and Lawrence
Iorio are two proud graduates
marching forward to receive
Greeting the graduates was just
a part of the graduation as
esteemed alumni, faculty and
guests listen intently to a guest
(Below) Tammy Robb patiently
waits to receive her degree after
years of hard and diligent work.
Coming together one last time
are two friends who meet
outside the Feaster Center prior
to Graduation ceremonies held
on May 9th.
Furthering his victory of
completing his college education
is a 1992 graduate as he walks
through the processional during
graduation in the Feaster Center.
Stepping out in front of a crowd
of 4000 guests is enough to make
even the most confident graduate
a little nervous.
Presenting the 1992 graduates is
not complete without examples
of achievement and excellence
found in the FSC faculty and
Stepping Out in
Planning months in advance
for spring formals is never easy.
However, much of the planning
takes place just two weeks prior
to the event. Although most of
the planning is done by sorority
or fraternity committees, the
other members and guests must
also plan certain things to en-
sure that a good time is enjoyed
For example, the ladies at-
tending the formals must wear
a ravishing evening gown and
other stylish accessories; their
hair must be perfect and make-
up must be flawless. The gowns
alone will cost between $50 and
$200. Yet, the evening attire is
not complete until the men es-
corting the ladies arrive to ac-
cent the formal wear design.
The men will be renting tux-
edos, if they do not happen to
own one. Renting an appropri-
ate tuxedo will cost at least $45,
and if a man chooses a well
known designer's tuxedo it could
cost as much as $200. The men
must take a special effort to get
a cummerbund and shirt that
matches or compliments his
date's gown. These are but only
the beginning of the man's ex-
The men are expected to pay
for both the meal and transpor-
tation. Since nobody wants their
car to break down on the way to
the formal or show up in a rust-
ed heap, there may also be the
expense of renting a Limousine
or other vehicle. The men are al-
so responsible for having extra
cash on hand in case anything
unexpected happens or if they
want to take the ladies out for
a night cap.
These are just some of the ex-
penses that go toward an enjoy-
able night. One of the keys to an
outstanding formal is stepping
out in style.
Mike Matthews poses with his
date Melissa Patterson before
departing to the Fairmont Field
Club for dinner and dancing.
The guest speaker at the TBI
formal stopped for a quick photo
with his wife before leaving the
Say Cheese! TBI President Bill Dickie
decided to pose with Michelle
Anderson and friends before leaving
An Alumni member at the formal
poses with his date for a little
The life of the dance Tom Niezda
and his girlfriend Cheryl decided
to get a quick photo before
heading out for the rest of the
Students Show It
Looking good and letting it show was
nothing new to Fairmont State Stu-
dents. 1992 was a year of firsts and fash-
ion became a daily statement students.
Fashion Statements were as loud as a
pair of faded boxer shorts on the coldest
day of winter or a subtle statement was
made with pastel color clothes blended
together during the spring semester.
No matter what type of fashion state-
ment was made, one color dominated the
campus. Black sweaters and pants
seemed to be the fashion trend of 1992.
Floral patterns were popular in the
spring when even the most daring trend
setters refused to wear black.
The most popular campus fashions
were displayed in the spring semester
when students came together to present
a fashion show to on-looking students,
faculty and staff. 1992 has definitely
shown fashion firsts in many different
ways as students dressed to show it off.
Rain, Snow, Sleet, or shine? These two FSC
ladies display the 1992 fashion jackets
during the fashion show.
A little flowers and a long
sweater can add a smile which
complements this students attire.
Dressed for success and fun
were two FSC ladies during the
fashion show in the Turley
Showing some of the hottest
male fashions in 1992 were
FSC's male models.
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Coordinating today's clothing
with today's patterns takes a lot
of imagination and special talent.
Strolling down the FSC fashion
lane were two casual guys
showing what was "in" in male
fashions in 1992.
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homecoming court members as they wave and
smile throughout the Homecoming game.
Going to "Pour It On" is a decorative homecoming
float as it makes its way down Fairmont's main
street during the Homecoming Parade.
Nothing could hold a candle to FSC ladies as they
complete the steps of an induction ceremony.