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1999 Murmurmontis 

West Virginia Wesleyan College 

Buckhannon, West Virginia 






As a new century peaked from around the corner, a newly 
established college resting among the hills of West Virginia 
began to progress into the ever-changing, exciting times of the 
early 20th century. The West Virginia Conference Seminary 
changed its focus and name in 1904 when the Trustees of the 
institution decided to extend the program into being a fully- 
functioning college. From 1904-1906, the college was known 
as West Virginia Wesleyan University. The Trustees again 
altered the name to a more preferable West Virginia Wesleyan 
College in 1906. 

At this point in history, countless other changes faced the 
college. In February of 1905, the Main Building, also known as 
the Seminary Building or the College Building, was destroyed 
by fire. A major part of the campus, this building housed the 
administrative offices, library, and classrooms. The administra- 
tion building found on campus today was built immediately 
after the fire. Although the cornerstone dates the structure to 
1909, research has shown that it was in operation in Fall 1905. 

The Music Hall, built in 1902, was not without changes itself. 
After the Main Building burned, it provided classroom space. 
During World War 1, the Music Hall was converted into a 
hospital. In recent years, the building has been used as a home 
for the art department, and now, is referred to as the Annex, as 
in the Administration Annex, with classrooms and the English 
department found there. 

The oldest building on campus is Agnes Howard Hall, circa 
1895, which has undergone some changes as well. During the 
early 1900s, the dormitory was known as Ladies' Hall. In 1920, 
the building was officially renamed as Agnes Howard Hall. It has 
also affectionately been referred to at times as "Agony Inn". 

Athletics became an official part of the college in 1902. Both 
women and men took part in the athletic program offered on 
campus. West Virginia Wesleyan prides itself in being the only 
institution in the state of West Virginia to ever beat West 
Virginia University in a football match (1912). The year of 1924 
was also a record year with WVWC ranked sixth in the country 
after making national news by defeating Navy and Syracuse. 

Academically, West Virginia Wesleyan soared during the 
early 1900s. It created and maintained a strong foundation in 
areas such as art, music, business, teaching, and domestic 
science. In 1907, all classes were required to include 
"elocution," which consisted of training in ones natural tongue 
in order to have a fit mind, body, and soul. Student enrollment 
skyrocketed, with seventy-three students graduating from 
1905 to 1914, and three hundred, seventy-three graduates 
between 1915 and 1924. 

Thus, Wesleyan was off — proving to be an extraordinary 
institution for all facets of life, including spirituality, academics, 
athletics, and social organizations. 

' ' Grandmothar has 

always totcf stories and 

iaiked highly of htr 

years at WzsityanJ' 

"^ Nancy Witson 

Horst, granddaughter of 

Beatrice Bennett 

Wilsonj C(ass of 

1915; West Virginia 

Wesieyan Codege's 

oldest living alamnl 

The family has a 

strong legacy at 

Wesleyan. Mrs. 

Wilson was able to 

return to visit the 

college through the late 


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Left: Music was a major aspect of the college in the 
early 1 9005- The elegant Excelsior Hall, found in the 
Main Building before the fire of 1905. was home to 
countless performances and gatherings. Below Left: 
Athletics and physical activities provided recreation 
to students during I90Q-I925. The gymnasium of 
the time was home to quite successful athletic teams 
for both men and women. Below: The central cam- 
pus structure, the Main Building, caught fire in Feb- 
ruary 1905- Students, faculty, and staff worked to 
save as much of tfie furniture, supplies, equipment, 
and the building itself as it was engulfed by flames- 

Strip Left to Right -Picture 1: Students took part in a variety of 
musical groups. The arts were a major aspect of college curriculum. 
The picture shown here is from a 1921 campus musical group. 
Picture 2:The college community often enjoyed luncheons on the 
lawn, just as faculty, staff, and students do today. This picture from 
1918. could easily be mistaken for one of 1999. Picture 3: Ladies 
of the college typically engaged in domestic science classes. There 
were several domestic science laboratories on campus in 1918 
allowing the students to practice and perfect their skills. Picture 4: 
A variety of art classes were offered to students in 1907. This type 
of coursework produced a well-rounded student. 

Opening 3 





The next quarter of a century, the time between 1926 and 
1950, proved to be a development and expansion era for the 
college. A great many student social, athletic, and academic 
organizations were established. 

After gaining approval from the Board of Trustees in 
Spring 1926, the college encouraged and supported the 
creation of Greek life on campus. Three fraternities and two 
sororities became an official part of WVWC in 1927. The 
Benzene Ring was organized in the 1920s for outstanding 
chemistry students; Alpha Psi Omega, the dramatic arts 
honorary, was formed on campus in 1930: the Pharos 
began publication in 1931; and, the Radio Club was es- 
tablished in 1946. The late 1940s also witnessed Home- 
coming evolve into a major campus event. The May Day 
celebration and dance, formed in 1949, later became May 
Sing, and was transformed into today's Spring Sing. 

Students of the college during 1926-1950 were required to 
attend chapel twice a week, which was then held in present- 
day Atkinson Audititorium. Students were assigned seats 
with girls on one side and boys on the other. Attendance was 
mandatory and absences were recorded. 

West Virginia Wesleyan College became a major contribu- 
tion and aspect of the local community during this time. 
Student pastors began to perform services off-campus, al- 
lowing students to be more visible within the community. 
The a capella choir performed in various cities and towns 
within the surrounding tri-state region. Students active in the 
Radio Club often assisted with the establishment of a new 
radio station in the Weston area. 

While the religious foundation that established West Vir- 
ginia Wesleyan remained evident on campus, the college 
changed a bit and progressed through the first half of the 
20th century. The next half looked potentially prosperous as 
the college in the late 1940s witnessed a dramatic increase in 
female enrollment, and as the foundation for a new building, 
specifically designated as a new library, was laid. West 
Virginia Wesleyan College was now moving into the industri- 
alization and post-world war era. 

''Tfte stately 



BuiGcCin^ i^ a 

nostalgic image for 

me* Campns has 

always had a 

unique sense of 

'^ Her 6 Sharps 
Class of 1943 

''I can picture 
Compulsory Chapel 

seating and 
experiences in tfie 
biology labJ^ 
^ Rev* Lejeune 

Class of 1949 



Left: A long tradition at West Virginia Wesleyan 
College, the 1937 procession down senior walk be- 
gins commencement proceedings. Below Left: The 
plans, foundation, and cornerstone for a new library 
facility were set in place in 1950. depicting the 
expansion and prosperity the college had found in 
the mid-1900s. Below: Atkinson Auditorium, ad- 
jacent to the Administration Building, was home to 
bi-weekly chapel services. If a student was not in 
attendance at chapel, his or her course grades were 
lowered and social restrictions were enforced. 

Strip Left to Right- Picture 1: The college choir of 1949 went on 
tour. Musical tours have become a strong tradition and expectation 
of the college. Picture 2: Female students take part in field hockey 
in 1936 providing recreation and social dimensions to college life. 
Picture 3: Preparing for a class, this 1948 student reads and relaxes 
in bed. Picture 4: Full of spirit and dedication, both male and 
female students participated in cheerleading. This 1937 picture 
depicts the clothing and outfits of the time. 


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The pride of Wesleyan was obvious this 
year, as it had been in the rest of the twenti- 
eth century. Many students chose Wesleyan 
for its strong liberal arts program, yet there 
was a stronger, hidden draw to Wesleyan. 
That hidden piece of Wesleyan was linked by 
its traditional events held every year. The 
spirit of what really made Wesleyan was por- 
trayed in the many events that the students 
both sponsored and participated in during 
their courses of study. 

The traditional events began this year just 
as they have for most of the past century, 
with Freshman Orientation, hi years past, 
this event was simply referred to as Freshman 
Weekend. This year, traditional events con- 
tinued with Homecoming and later Spring 
Sintj. These two events united the students of 
today with the legacy of students throughout 
the past century. The annual Christmas tra- 
dition allowed the campus community to 
learn from the outside community about the 
spirit this event had invoked upon the young 
and old for decades. 

Through all the events, students learned 
and grew from the traditions of the past. 

Above: Ann Royse litles in llle 1960 Homecoming Parade. She was the 
freshman atlenclant for ihe Queen Barbara Hall. Ann came lo Wesleyan 
from Baltimore. Maryland. She wenl on lo graduate from Wesleyan with a 
B.A. in Education in 1964. During her time at Wesleyan she joined the 
sisters of Alpha Xi Delta and was the managing editor for our very own 

"Homecoming and the parade. I 

have really missed the parade in 

the past two years." 

'^Sarah Meek Rumisell '52 

Above: One of the most momentous occasions in the life of a Nursing major 
is the senior pinning. This event is traditionally held the day before 
graduation. It was just as much a tradition in the 1970s as it is today. The 
fatuity of a late 1970s Nursing program pin their seniors who have made it 
through four years of this prestigous program. 

Above : Members of the campus com- 
nuinil\ look on as Alisa Li\el\ shows 
ofl her very pied face. As a fun- 
di-aiser, Loveshine sponsored "Pie a 
Piofessor" contest. Left: Dr. Barbara 
Kean helps advise Tasha Small, Justin 
judv. and Eddie Eckenroad at rcgis- 
I ration during orientation weekend. 
I he three students are part of her 
freshmen seminar group. 



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After a summer of planning, West Virginia Wesleyan 
opened its doors to a fresiiman class of 474 new students 
on August 29, 1998. The students entered their four-year 
journey with many emotions, feeling anything from ex- 
citement to sadness. The move-in process began bright 
and early as the freshmen residence halls opened at 8:00 
a.m. There was little time to unpack, for a whole day of 
activities awaited each new college student. The gym was 
filled with local businesses promoting their organization. 
The bookstore was jammed as Wesleyan's newest stu- 
dents searched for any used books they could find. 

Once freshmen were settled in and registered, they 
were invited to a welcoming reception held at President 
Haden's home. There the students mingled and enjoyed 
refreshments. Shortly after the reception, Wesley Chapel 
filled with freshmen, parents, faculty, and staff for the 
Orientation Convocation. The class of 2002 was 
welcomed into the Wesleyan family by Director of Ad- 

missions Bob Skinner, Community Council President 
Franki Parsons, and Dean of Academic Affairs Richard 
Weeks, as well as other members of the college com- 
munity. Wesleyan's new arrivals learned the school's alma 
mater and were serenaded by the Concert Chorale. 

The next day the new students had another tight 
schedule to follow. There were academic departmental 
meetings and Freshman Seminar group meetings. Shortly 
after a picnic lunch, parents began to say their good-byes, 

The last day before classes passed in a blur for these 
students. Meetings, meetings, and more meetings topped 
the agenda. From Freshman Seminar to laptop training, 
these students were busy all day. In the afternoon, the 
students participated in the Wesleyan Olympics, chal- 
lenging each other in races. That evening freshmen were 
given their laptop computers. The next day their ac- 
ademic careers at Wesleyan began, as classes convened. 

Above: The cars arrived on campus Filled 
with eager students and all their belong- 
ings. The sign on Camden Avenue is 
displaying the theme for this year's fresh- 
man class. Behind the sign, those full cars 
are lining the street for as far as the eye 
can see. 

Right; Freshman seminar leaders. Matt 
Day. Kip Plaisted, and Stacy Nolan are 
stationed outside Benedum Campus Cen- 
ter. They are getting ready to direct the 
new students and their families around 


Above: One of the largest classes in recent history is amving on campus today. This day would be frustrating and confusing if it were 
i not for the confident staff of the advising and career center and the admissions office. Admissions Counselor Jason Depwy is working 
ade by side with student volunteers. Lori Cochran and Andrea Beeson. to help check in freshmen during Orientation. Advising staff 
member Jackie Cook-Jones is trying to direct this freshman's family to the next destination. 

was nny first 
ciiance at 
making new 
friends and 
new connec- 
tions to be- 
coming part 
of the Wes- 
leyan fami- 


~ Jennifer 
Verhagen '94 


"The honor (of 
Queen) topped 
off an extraordi- 
nary four years, 
especially hav- 
ing both par- 
ents as alumni. 
The moment 
was made even 
better as my 
Hank Ellis es- 
corted me onto 
the field." 
~Mindi Green 

AboverThese three Alpha Gamma Delta sisters are spending Homecoming as royalty. Queen candidate. Megan Shriver (center) Is 
accompanied by her sisters Jen Lazo and Kelli Dunn. Jen and Kelii have been nominated as class attendants to the Queen's Court. 
Megan does't know it yet, but she will soon be crowned the new queen. 






"My heart will be always in the West Virginia Hills" 

My Home Among the Hills by E.W. James 

The hearts of young and old alike returned to the hills of 
West Virginia on the weekend of October 9-11, 1 998. The 
festive weekend began on Friday with the traditional 
Founder's Day Convocation. The speaker at this year's 
convocation was the new Dean of the College, Richard 
Weeks. Dean Weeks presented longtime Professor of 
Biology Carl Colson with the 1998 Award of Exemplary 
Teaching. With the conclusion of the convocation, Home- 
coming 1998 had officially begun. 

October 10, 1998 dawned under cool, grey skies. The 
dreary atmosphere did not dampen the spirits of anyone 
in attendance. In a shortened version of the Homecoming 
parade, a host of members from the campus community 
lined the streets surrounding campus on their way to the 
football field. The organizations marched with their ban- 
ners which were later displayed along the field in support 

of the Bobcat football team. 

Halftime brought the crowning of the Homecoming 
King and Queen, T.J. Williams and Megan Shriver. The 
new royalty was serenaded by the Concert Chorale. The 
sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha proudly accepted the first place 
spirit award from President Haden. 

The weekend continued with the induction of three 
individuals and the entire 1936 football team into the 
Athletic Hall of Fame. The sororities hosted alumni teas 
and the fraternities had alumni open houses. Over 500 
persons attended the alumni banquet on Saturday. CAB 
sponsored a Homecoming dance for the students on 

Sunday closed a weekend of renewed memories for the 
alumni and new memories for current students. Through 
all the homecomings of Wesleyan, the heart of genera- 
tions has remained among the West Virginia hills. 



Above: The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha 
dragged some money in with this first 
place Homecoming banner. After the 
Homecoming parade the sisters displayed 
their banner at the Homecoming football 
game and cheered the team on from the 

Left: India Williams. Hope Dickerson. 
Sahsha Muskus, Dionne Guiness, 
Michelle Posey. Brandi Morris. Joann Ma- 
duro. Syreeta Jones, Jamel Williams. 
LaCrystal Lewis. Shanova Banks. Lisa 
Longnecker. Dionne Williams (alumnus), 
and Michael Johnson are all members of 
Wesleyan's F>ep squad. This group is ad- 
ding a little cheer to the football game 

Events 1 1 


Returning to campus after Thanksgiving break for stu- 
dents brings Christmas activity and excitement. Hanging 
of the Greens traditionally kicks off the holiday season at 
Wesleyan, and this year was no different. A number of 
campus groups and individuals joined together in decorat- 
ing the Chapel with greens at this annual event. The 
activity was organized in large part by Community Coun- 
cil President Franki Parsons. 

Christmas on Campus continued the festivities later 
that same week. Approximately one hundered and fifty 
second and third grade students from the surrounding 
area came to campus for an afternoon of fun. Many 
campus organizations provided holiday crafts and cheer 
for the youngsters. Santa also made a special stop in the 
Social Hall for all the good boys and girls. The children's 
eyes sparkled with excitement, giving a special glow to 
the whole campus. What a reward for the numerous tour 

guides and organizations that allowed the day to happen. 

Countless community members gathered with college 
students for the Festival of Lessons and Carols, which 
culminated the major holiday celebrations. Music per- 
formed by the Concert Chorale and Wesleyan Singers was 
accompanied with stories and scripture read by various 
administration, faculty, staff, and students. The Festival 
was followed with a candlelight service around the newly 
lighted campus Christmas tree. The evening closed with 
an open house in Alladin. The Buckhannon community 
joined the Wesleyan community for some cookies and 
eggnog. Once again, Santa was on hand to greet the 
youngsters in the crowd. 

Despite some unusually warm December weather and 
preparation for the upcoming finals week, the Christmas 
spirit was alive and quite evident on the Wesleyan cam- 

Above: Theta Xi brother Kevin Jones is 
putting his artistic talent and creativity to 
work. The Theta Xi brothers have set up 
shop to do face painting with the children 
in attendance for Christmas on Campus. 
Right: Student Ambassador Carolyn 
Henley is volunteering her evening to help 
string greens for the Hanging of the 
Greens in Wesley Chapel She is joined by 
other members of the campus communi- 
ty this evening. 

12 Events 

Left: Paul Daugherty rakes up the mess of greens in Kresge Hall. He is helping with the 
organizing of Hanging of the Greens. Those greens he is raking will be used by other 
volunteers to string up and hang in the chaf>el. 

Below: The joy of the holiday season really does come from the children. Lori Cochran 
is helping one of the kids make beaded candy canes during the Christmas on Campus 
activities. She is volunteering her time to help the Student Education Association. 



Above: One of the highlights for the children during Christmas on Campus is the visit to Santa. One of Santa's little helpers, 
Dereka Boyer. got Santa and Mrs. Claus. Carl Shrader and Kristi Lawrence, to take some time out from greeting the children 
to pose for the camera. They are all smiles and their presence is putting smiles on the faces of many children. 



on Campus) 

gave me a 

chance to 

spend an 


with my little 

brother (Big 



and let him 

have some 

fun with kids 

his age." 

~ Jason 

Depoy 97 




Unfortunately, not everyone will pursue the opportunity 
to experience another culture, language or, environment. 
However, the possibility to travel and see parts of the 
world unimaginable was opened to all students in all areas 
of study. Several Wesleyan students and organizations 
took full advantage of the opportunities by partaking in a 
full semester abroad or a J-term travel class. 

In the fall and spring semesters, Wesleyan was missing 
several individuals who endeavored to venture outside the 
Wesleyan community. Some did internships in Washing- 
ton, while others traveled to foreign countries to study at 
institutions abroad. Some destinations this past year in- 
cluded England, South Africa, Australia, Wales, Switzer- 
land, Italy, India, Korea, and Scotland. 

January term once again offered a wide variety of 
traveling experiences. The honors program traveled to 
Oxford and London, England visiting many museums, 
cathedrals, literature sites, plays and concerts. In Bulgaria, 

students learned about the Bulgarian and Eastern Eu- 
ropean history, culture and, social and economic con- 
ditions that citizens are faced with today. Mrs. Frye and 
Dr. Mahoney led a group of students in Korea. They 
observed the Korean culture, politics, language, religion, 
and society. Dr. Williams and Dr. Sullivan took students 
on an exploration of Costa Rica. The trips to Korea and 
Costa Rica were both newly offered trips, and none of the 
students had traveled to those areas. Dr. Brain and Mr. 
Donaldson led students on a mission to Guatemala to 
enrich the health education and recreation of the village's 
children. Dr. Warner and his scholars adventured to the 
ancient world and ruins of the Greeks while traveling 
through Greece and Turkey. Christian Education majors 
traveled to Tennessee for a week and Education majors 
traveled to Pittsburgh for a week. 

Wesleyan offered an abundance of travel options and 
students needed only to seek out the perfect experience. 

Above: Erin Dorsey (left) is enjoying her 
travel experience in Switzerland with two 
friends. Missa Fanning and Risa Moritz, 
whonn she met during her study abroad 
experience. They are posing at the South- 
ern Swiss Alps of the Matterhorn in Zer- 
matt, Switzerland, Erin spent the fall se- 
mester studying and working in 
Switzerland. Right: (back row) Troy 
Painter, Pat Hurley, Dan Overmeyer, Mate 
Denton, (middle row) Eric Fieri. Mike 
Lincicome. Linsey Hurst. Etienne Reyes, 
Janelle Derosiers. (front row) Angle 
Sleeth. Megan Shriver. Gera Jochum, 
Alicia McLaughlin, Erin Donovan, and 
Anne Thorton take a break at the base of 
an active volcano in Costa Rica. 




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^ncirea Beeson^nS^'Saraftware^ the culture of 
Korea. The two traveled to Korea on the pilot program for this travel destination. 
Upon returning Andrea said, "The trip helped me to understand the culture and 
people better and respect them more." Below: Standing in front of the welcome 
sign (Blenvenidos) are {back row) Howard Hathaway. Katie Hillenbrand. Hitomi 
Kobayashi, Mlcah Sporacio, Stephanie Hoylman. Markeeta Smallwood. Amanda 
Goins, Alisha Smith. Gavin Donaldson, Emily Brinker, Martin Silverstrim. Valerie 
Smith. Grace Livingood (front row) some Guatemalan friends, Juan Phillips. Pete 
Powell, Dr, Braine. and Dr. Babenco. The group has just arrived at Its hotel in the 
sEiS^!K&i^:§y^J^^oy^ during the three-week mission trip In nrMfiH'^hnwiwiiiiiiiiin m 



Vbove: "Hey look gang, it's the Parthenon ' Tennessee? Andrea Campbell, Amanda Eakle. Becky Shippey. Marta Fiorti. Jeff 
lees, Tai Brown. Kristi Lawrence. Katie Alexander, Jill Bowser. Laura May Sorkin, Beverly Davis, Emily Stresky, and Mrs. Sarah 
"arr are enjoying their tour of Tennessee. Dr, Carr took his Christian Education class on a one week trip to Tennessee during J*term. 
"his is one of the traditional January trips that students anticipate annually. The parthenon in the picture is an actual replica of the 
■xisting Parthenon in Greece. 

abroad was 

the most 
and exciting 


experience 1 

have ever 


~ Andrea 

Clason 2001 




Activities and events sponsored by groups both on and 
off campus are typically enjoyed by many students. 
Campus Activities Board (CAB) is tine primary organ- 
ization to sponsor these events. Wesieyan hcichted off the 
new academic year this past fall with Brownie Mary, a 
band that many students looked forward to being on 
campus. CAB also brought Titanic as the fall drive-in 

Each month a variety of activities including comedians, 
musicians, game nights, bingo, and card games were 
offered. Bowling, skating and mall trips were also sched- 
uled as off-campus opportunities. 

In addition to CAB, the new outdoor recreation pro 
gram proved to be a great success this year. This program 
allowed Wesieyan students to take advantage of the great 
outdoors in West Virginia. Their trips included white-water 
rafting, rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding and skiing. 

A variety of opportunities were available for students, 
no matter what the interest 

Above Right: Kurt Wilkerson (back) and 
Chris Tweel help pie-eating President 
Haden call the next victim during the "Pie 
a Professor" contest. Raffle winners were 
allowed to pie the person of their choice 
during dinner in Aiadin. Above: Maya 
Barnes does a little turn on the cat walk 
during BSU's auction. Members of the 
community put themselves up for auc- 
tion as part of a fundraiser. Right: 
Dominick Ashby, [Natalie Green, and Kip 
Plaisted are a fnghtful sight at this Hallow- 
een party. CLC sponsored a Halloween 
party to collect canned food for the Parish 
House. All members of the community 
were invited. 



A Special Event 

Something made coming back from spring break this year a 
little more appealing. On April 5, 1999, the Campus Activities 
Board transformed Rockefeller Center's gymnasium into the 
site of the best concert Wesleyan has seen in years! Performing 
to a sold out crowd. The New Radicals and the Goo Goo Dolls 
rocked the gym for almost three hours. 

Grammy nominated in 1999 for their song Iris from the 
movie City of Angels, the Goo Goo Dolls made West Virginia 
Wesleyan a stop on their "Dizzy Up the Girl" concert tour. 
Their number one hits Slide and Name from their Dizzy Lip 
the Girl and A Boy Named Goo albums were favorites among 
the twenty-seven hundred spectators. The bleachers on both 
levels were packed and there was absolutely no room to move 
on the floor. That didn't stop anyone from enjoying the music. 

The opening band for the evening was The New Radicals, 
whose hit You Get What You Glue was a favorite for all! 

: An exhausted Campus Activities Director Alisa Lively ends the day with a photo opportunity with the Goo Goo Dolls: John 
^eznik. Bobby Takac. and Mike Malinin. Lively and her staff were responsible for bringing the Goo Goo Dolls and the New Radicals 
) Wesleyans campus. With this responsibility came the much deserved opportunity to meet backstage with the band. Above: 

thnted with permission from Warner Brothers Records. Bobby Takac, John Rzeznik, and Mike Matinin pose for their publicity 

licture. The three are the infamous Goo Goo Dolls. 

April 5, 



"I grew up 




because my 

dad was 

director. It 

meant a lot 

for me to be 

on stage for 

Dad instead 

of just 

~ Craig 
Presar '89 

Above: Some of the cast of Breathe, Dane Street, Danielle D'Orsi. Sarah Larkin. Mike Osborn. Ian Helmick. and Josh Rollins 
perform as "Those who jam". This art fomi, a rendition of the popular "Stomp ', was just one of the ways the central theme wa-) 
portrayed. Josh, writer, director, and set designer, also included acting and dancing in this fascinating work. The production was parti 
of Josh's final theatre project. Upon graduation. Josh will travel to California to begin his acting career. 




The theater department held nine separate perfor- 
nance events this year. Several plays were student direct- 
ed, while others were directed by professors. All perfor- 
nances were well attended by students and the outside 

The year started off big as Lary Reed directed a dinner 
heater. The Dining Room. The play was originally perfor- 
ned as an off broadway production in 1982. The dinner 
heater was quickly followed by a two-actor play, which 
vas directed by senior Erika Binninger. Mass Appeal 
lared to touch upon the ideas of religion and send the 
ludience away with several messages. First semester 
foductions concluded with the performance of seven 
ne-act plays, which were directed by Wesleyan's di- 
ecting class. Though it was finals time, the performances 
till drew a crowd. 

Second semester started full force with the production 
~)f Into the Woods, a musical by Stephen Sondheim. The 

actors and actresses actually took the production as a 
January Term class that was offered by George Jack and 
were ready to perform as soon as the semester began. 
Martha Elmer directed True West as her senior project in 
mid-March. One of the most talked about performances of 
the year was written and directed by senior Josh Rollins. 
Josh sent a sound message to everyone who watched the 
performance. Rollins is headed to California after gradua- 
tion to try out his acting talents. The final major produc- 
tion, Steel Magnolias, was directed by George Jack. The 
cast was able to portray the plot, but steered clear of the 
movie stereotypes. Wesleyan's Drama for Youth class 
performed the Invisible Dragon in area schools during the 
month of April. The theater department's last performan- 
ces were a series of one-act plays presented by the Acting 
II class during finals week. 

Wesleyan theater had a very productive year and plan- 
ned to make next year just as good. 

Above: Stacy Brett, as Cinderella, shows 
that her glass slipper was lost at the ball. 
Where, oh where, is her charming prince? 
Perhaps he has her slipper. 
Left: David Scovitle and Laura Gofden 
are The Baker and The Baker's Wife. 
Four of the roles in Into the Woods were 
double cast. The Bakers Wife, one of 
these roles, was also played by Natalie 



Spring Sing 

Spring Sing King and Queen, Shad Wachter and Lori 
Cochran, presided over cartoon theme songs of Gummi 
Bears, Scooby Doo, and the Grinch as another exciting 
Spring Sing unfolded. 

Loveshine, the uncontested winner in the independent 
bracket, put on an exciting show. They wowed the audi- 
ence with their great lighting and impressive choreogra- 
phy. Alpha Sigma Phi, who took third place in the 
fraternity division, was absolutely hilarious with its ren- 
dition of the Fat Albert theme song and President Haden 
dressed up as a monster. Second place winners Theta Chi 
looked like they were having so much fun performing that 
it was impossible for the audience not to have fun, as well. 
From cardboard Ninja Turtles to EIroy Jetson on rol- 
lerblades, the brothers put forth a great effort to keep the 
audience entertained. With Mike Brocchi, as Fred Flint- 
stone, and Spring Sing King Shad Wachter directing, 

Theta Xi grabbed first place and a lot of laughs 

Alpha Delta Pi gave an energetic performance, dancing 
to Jem and the Holograms and Madonna. Alpha Gamma 
Delta, who took third place in the sorority division, proved 
its vocal skills with a stunning performance of songs. Zeta 
Tau Alpha compiled an impressive selection of music to 
earn second place. Tying their entire act together and 
sprinkling it with bits of acting made it one of the most 
entertaining of the evening. Danielle D'orsi as Cruella 
Deville won a good laugh, as well as Shad Wachter 
chasing the Grinch for his crown. With their rainbow 
theme and outlandish director Jennifer Foreback, Alpha 
Xi Delta was declared the best of the best in the sorority 

The echoing of cartoons through the chapel gave the 
campus an opportunity to come together and made 
Spring Sing an exciting evening for everyone involved. 

Above: Newly voted Spring Sing King 

Sliad Wachter fulfiils another spring sing 
position He is directing his fraternity The- 
ta Xi in a performance of some cartoon 
melodies. Wachter led the brohters of 
Theta Xi to a first place finish in the 
fraternity division. 

Right: Carrie Tamburo and Mandy 
Snodgrass are on the lookout for that 
mean old grinch. Tamburo and 
Snodgrass are performing with the sisters 
of Zeta Tau Alpha. The well-rounded per- 
formance earned a well deserved second 
place in the sorority division. 

20 Events 


Left: Shad Wachter and Lori Cochran preside over the Spring Sing throne. Wachter 
and Cochran were just crowned as the 1 999 Spring Sing King and Queen. The two 
will reign over the evening's performances. 

Below: Suzanne Layman and Andrea Beeson thrill the crowd with some bubbles. In 
the spirit of cartoon Wesleyan, the sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta helped all in 
attendance to feel like a kid again. 







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ove; The 1 999 Spring Sing Court proudly accepts the audience's applause. The court was comprised of five king candidates, five 
m candidates, eight senior women on the honor court, and class attendants. The honor court is determined during preliminary 
npus voting. The final candidates for King and Queen are voted on during a second round of voting and the king and queen are 
lounced at Spring Sing. Class attendants Heather Macrow, Katie Rose, and Ronnie Turner were voted on during the preliminary 
ing. All members of the Spring Sing court were honored. 

"it (Spring Sing 

Queen) was a 

very big honor 

because I was 

voted on by 

my peers. It 

was an even 

more special 

event to have 

my brother, 


Gamble (Phi 

Sig) present me 

the flowers." 

~Amy Gamble 

Bolen '91 

Events 21 
i ■ 

'It was nice to 
think that the 

school will 

take the time 

to recognize 

students for 

academic and 



There is too 

much of that 

missing in 




Rhodes '98 

Above: Senior education major Jennifer Mahoney graciously accepts ttne Teacher as Active Learner/Decision Maker Award from 
education instnjctor Deborah Jones, who also awarded the Acadennic Achievement Award and the Exceptional Community Service 
Award to students working toward a degree in education. These awards are well earned as the education major is one of the most 
time consuming majors that Wesleyan offers. 




As the year wound down, some students and faculty 
sre still hard at work, whether striving for excellence in 
rvice, academics, athletics, or social functions. Some of 
e more ambitious were able to maintain superior 
:hievements in more than one of these areas. Through- 
it the year, their determination was recognized and 
)ted by the administration, faculty, and fellow students, 
leir top-quality efforts were acknowledged on April 25, 
)99 in Wesley Chapel at the annual Awards Convoca- 

The ceremony began with awards from Community 
juncil. President Jennifer Simmons presented the Out- 
anding Faculty Member Award to Dr. Robert Rupp for 
aching government and history. Students were honored 
)m every major. After numerous awards were given to 
jdents for their proficiencies in organizations. service, 
d academics, Alice Leigh presented Dr. Boyd Creas- 

man, associate professor of English, with the Outstanding 
Academic Advisor Award. Assistant Dean of the College 
Shirley Fortney honored thirty juniors and seniors as 
Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges. After 
the Wesleyan Spirit Awards and the Senior Activity Keys 
were presented. President Haden then awarded six ex- 
ceptional students: Ginny Bennett, Chris Channel, Terry 
Fisher, Emily Hopta, Josh Rollins, and Janelle Willey, as 
the 1998-99 Outstanding Seniors. Terry Fisher then led 
the audience in singing the alma mater. 

Throughout convocation, numerous students were 
awarded for showing their distinction above and beyond 
what they were called to do. Many were awarded two, 
sometimes three or four, times throughout the ceremony. 
Those parents, students, and faculty who were able to 
attend the Awards Convocation witnessed the finest stu- 
dents at West Virginia Wesleyan. 

Above: Patrick Goodwin, who received 
the Outstanding Senior Award for Music, 
sit5 and chats with his mother at the 
reception following the Awards Convoca- 

Left: Tim Holiein, president of Theta Xi. 
gladly accepts the President's Cup Award 
from Greek advisor Todd Biela. 




At 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 16, 1999, as the seniors 
proudly donned their caps and gowns, they began a walk 
toward Rockefeller Center that closed one chapter in their 
lives, but also turned the pages to a brand new story. That 
walk was the start of Wesleyan's 109th Commencement. 

Rockefeller Center was packed with family and friends 
who came to celebrate with and show their support to the 
more than three hundred graduates. For some, the stu- 
dent graduating was the first in the family to do so, but for 
others, the student was continuing a family tradition. 

Wesleyan was honored to welcome 1966 graduate 
Ambassador William H. Courtney, senior advisor In the U. 
S. State Department, back to campus to address the Class 
of 1999. In his speech. Ambassador Courtney encouraged 
the students to "look always beyond the next horizon". 
He reminded the graduates to cherish the knowledge they 
had gained at Wesleyan, and be doers, not talkers. Am- 

bassador Courtney also gave the graduates some other 
words of advice: "Stay in touch with friends, for relations 
with others will sustain you and be a treasure". 

After the Conferral of Degrees by President William R. 
Haden, Concert Chorale added a musical interlude, ap- 
propriately entitled "I'm Free at Last". Class President 
Tisha McCray then made a closing statement on behalf of 
the graduating class. 

The Class of 1999 was a distinguished class, with over 
thirty graduating Summa Cum Laude, seventeen graduat- 
ing from the school of nursing, and fourteen graduating 
with a masters in business administration. As they ended 
their four years at Wesleyan and joined the over 16,000 
other graduates who make up "The Orange Line", the 
Class of 1999 may have forced their eyes to look "beyond 
the next horizon", but they will never forget their "Home 
Among the Hills". 

Above: Katie Alexander and Kristi Law- 
rence, best friends for their four years at 
Wesleyan. pose for one last after- 
graduation picture. 

Left: Friends Cfiris Tweel and Curt Wilk- 
erson sfiake fiands to congratulate eacfi 
otfier and say good-bye after tfie gradua- 
tion ceremony. 



Left: Summa Cum Laude graduates, Dobrina Stoilova, Carl Schrader. and Jeremy 

Queen, diplomas in hand, stand for the recessional. 

Below: Jennifer Mahoney, Natalie Green, LeAnn Swiger. Vicki Griffith, and Rachel 

Bel! pause a moment from their celebrations after graduation for one last group 



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■* become, they are prepared to take us into the new millenium and handle the new technology that the twenty-first century will 





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I c e e r c t I 




Looking back on the millenium, there is 
no better representation of the continuation 
of tradition than the Greek system. A major 
part of Greek life is the passing on of rituals 
from one generation to the next. 

Greek life is an opportunity for some of 
Wesleyan's male and female student body to 
join a group bonded in friendship and 
loyalty. The friends made as part of the 
Greek life become life long friends. 
Fraternities and sororities provided a 
network of support and acted as an adopted 
family to the students away from their own 

Though Greek life was not for everyone, 
those who wanted to participate were 
welcomed into the system. Each Greek 
organization added much to the campus 
and local community through their 
philanthropy projects and community 
service. Their presence also added another 
social option for many students. Greek life 
will continue to carry on its traditions in the 

Some traditions never cliangc. The brothers of Theia Chi frateiniiv are 
cnjo) iiig their Fall '92 Formal at Silver Creek in Mar)lancl. The Theta Chi 
brothers continue lo hold an annual fall formal to allow brothers and iheir 
dates to enjoy a weekend away from Wesle\an. 

' 'Belonging to a sisterhood and 
making life-long friends." 
—Rum Sherrard Ellis '42 

Greek Week hasn't changed much over the years. Becky Weaver. Jennifer 
Slrausser. Jennifer Clunnighani. and Amy Rickelte prepare lo chow down 
on some jello during (he Greek Week jcllo eating contest during Greek 
Week 1 993. This contest is still held during the Greek Week events. 

Below: Tlie brothers of Theta Chi 
fraternity and the sisters of Alpha 
Gamma Delta sororitv are relaxing 
after a joint walk-a-thon. The men 
and women teamed up to raise 
money for their philanthropies 
through a fall walk-a-thon. At the 
end they all helped rake up some 
leaves at Theta Chi and jumped in 

Above: fheUi \i shirted girltnends 
(■Tace Reville. Jessica Villella. Sonja 
Kemps, and Stephanie Casto proudly 
show off their letters. The girls have 
|ust finished decorating the fratemitv 
house for Jump. 

Left: The newest members of Alpha 
Delta Pi are all smiles as thev parade 
around campus. The sisters are tak- 
ing their new pledge class around 
campus to introduce the new girls. 

Greeks 27 

We Live For 
Each Other 

Alpha Delta Pi 

Established in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is the oldest sorori- 
ty for college women. The sisters of the Gamma Kappa 
Chapter at West Virginia Wesleyan College got back to 
their basic beliefs this year. ADPi sisters took part in 
numerous workshops including how to set goals for the 
future. The workshops were intended to strengthen the 
bonds of sisterhood and by looking at all the excitement 
and fun the sisters had this year, the workshops were a 
huge success. 

The sisters not only concentrated on sisterhood, but 
looked to helping others through philanthropic work. The 
sisters raised money for Alpha Delta Pi's national philan- 
thropy, The Ronald McDonald House. They held a car 
wash, "King of the Jungle" contest, and provided dinner 
for the families staying at the Morgantown Ronald McDon- 
ald House. One of the sisters favorite activities was playing 
with some of the children at the house. One look at a 
child's smiling face made all the hard work worth it. The 
Gamma Kappa chapter also participated in providing 
Christmas gifts for Head Start kids, worked at a Halloween 
funhouse in Weston, and provided books for the spring 
book drive in Buckhannon. 

Academic excellence is also a part of Alpha Delta Pi's 
philosophy. Holding the second highest GPA of the sorori- 
ties, the Gamma Kappa chapter prided itself on main- 
taining an average GPA above the campus average for 

Alpha Delta Pi did not just concentrate on philanthropy 
and grades; the sisters also participated in numerous 
social functions. The social calendar included bowling and 
movie nights, a polaroid scavenger hunt, and numerous 
Greek Week events where the sisters found themselves in 
hunt of the title. The social season was concluded with the 
annual Black Diamond formal. Highlights of the evening 
included a marriage proposal by Patrick Courtemanche to 
Courtney Sill and welcoming alumna Beth Glover, who 
accepted a marriage proposal from Ryan Bartemeyer 
earlier that day. 

The sisters of Gamma Kappa chapter of Alpha Delta Pi 
had another successful year and became closer in the 
bonds of sisterhood. 

strip L-R Picture 1: A family tradition, sisters Courtney Sill. Katie Hoffman, Becca Rice, and Abby 
Hudson pose for a family portrait at their Black Diamond Formal. Picture 2: Friends. Ivy Leslie. 
Micfiele Hammond. Andrea Curtin. Wendy Fiscus. Stephanie Clark, and Megan Clark, circle up during 
spring retreat. Picture 3: Jen Buza and Christy Cecil show how happy sisterhood in Alpha Delta Pi 
makes them Picture 4: Strutting their stuff on Bid Day '99. Jess Giroux. Larissa Zaifini, Jill Frederick, 
Meg McGushin. Anna Stonestreet. and Eva Edgell welcome new comer Madeline Thompson. Above: 
The sisters of Gamma Kappa give prospective sisters a walk down the"Walk of Fame" at Skit hight 
during Rush Week. 



"AAn meant lifelong friendships, 
dedication to community service, and a 

confidence in your ability to build a 

successful future. enriched me in ways 

I'll remember forever." 

--Kyle Sapp '97 

Alpha Drlta T^\ 

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1993 ' 

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"Being in a sorority meant life-long 

friendships and a family away from 


^ Susan Kohl Gorges '93 

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Alpha (Samma Drlta 

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30 AfA 

It's Just 

strip LR Picture 1 : The sisters of Alplna Gamma Delta take a brealt from ttieir studies and try their 
tiands at bowling- Picture 2: Jena Cataldl. Lauren McCollum. Kelly Kratofil, and Kenna Chapman all 
become good friends because of ATA- Picture 3: Friends first, but sisters forever. Sarah Warehime 
and Maryanne Wameke stay close during their senior year at Wesleyan. Picture 4: Sisters Kelli Dunn. 
Franki Parsons. Rachel Davis. Erin MuUins. Andrea Beeson. Jessica Villella. and Rachel Skavenski 
forni a chain of sisterhood with a bond that cannot be broken. Above: (backUen Lazo. Megan Shriver. 
Kelli Dunn. Joy Snyder. Nina Manley. (front) Michelle Criss. Sarah Morris, the Bobcat Mascot. Jill 
Locke, and Rachel Skavenski. cheer on the football team during the Homecoming football game It 
appears that they have more to cheer about, though, as more than one of the Gam sisters were part of 
the Homecoming Court. 

Alpha Gamma Delta 

The sisters of the Alpha Omicron chapter of Alpha 
Gamma Delta started the year with pride and excel- 
lence. The chapter was once again acknowledged as 
a member of the Jewel Society, an honor that the 
chapter has become accustomed to receiving. Con- 
tinuing its outstanding record, Alpha Gamma Delta 
achieved the highest academic standards. The sisters 
once again maintained an average chapter grade 
point average above the average women's GPA for 
Wesleyan's campus. 

Homecoming was a special event for all. The 
sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta participated in the 
parade while carrying the banner they had designed, 
cheered for the football team, and took second place 
in the spirit contest. They were honored to be rep- 
resented on the Homecoming Court by two sisters, 
sophomore Jennifer Lazo and junior Kelli Dunn. 
During the half-time coronation ceremony, Megan 
Shriver was crowned the 1998 Homecoming Queen. 
In addition to this momentous day, alumna Amanda 
Myers Nichols (1997 Homecoming queen) returned 
to crown the new queen. 

The sisters were involved in a number of philan- 
thropy projects throughout the year. They participat- 
ed in a walk-a-thon joined by the brothers of Theta 
Chi. They were active in the Christmas events of 
Hanging of the Greens and Christmas on Campus. 
During Christmas on Campus, the sisters welcomed 
children into their suite and helped them make rein- 
deer antlers. Each semester Alpha Gamma Delta sold 
Tuck-ins as a fundraiser. They held a canned food 
drive for the Parish House and a stuffed animal 
collection for children in emergency situations. Any 
money raised by a philanthropy event went to the 
Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation for Juvenile Di- 

After a week of formal rush. Alpha Omicron chap- 
ter welcomed 14 wonderful new members into its 
bonds. The sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta looked 
forward to maintaining its excellence, well into the 
new millenium. 

AfA 31 


Alpha Xi Delta 

The Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is 
thriving! The chapter consists of seventy-two sisters 
making it the largest sorority on Wesleyan's campus. 
The sisters have been busy with their philanthropy 
projects including "Choose Children" and other ser- 
vices for the community. The annual "Xi-saw-a- 
thon" was held once again during Homecoming 
Weekend to raise money for the medical expenses of 
Kelly Martin, an alumna sister. Although the fun- 
draiser was a success, Kelly Martin passed away on 
December 23, 1998. The Xi's established a scholar- 
ship in Kelly's name to carry on her love for her 
sorority. The Xi-saw-a-thon will continue as a tribute 
to their sister. 

The sisters of Alpha Xi Delta volunteered their 
time to help many organizations in need this year. A 
major project was working with the Battered Wom- 
en's Shelter. The sisters also contributed time to 
Bobcats for Bobcats with Central Elementary and 
Operation Christmas Child. Several sisters volun- 
teered at Buckhannon's Head Start program. They 
also joined with the brothers of Theta Chi in visiting 
Holbrook Nursing Home, which again was fun and 
enjoyable. Throughout the entire year, the sisters 
were actively involved in Homework Helps at Central 
Elementary School as part of their philanthropy proj- 

The Xi's were proud of winning the Outstanding 
Philanthropy Award for the second year in a row, 
making the year quite a success. The sisters were 
also proud of being Greek Week Champs for the 
12th consecutive year. They also gave another 
outstanding performance at the Spring Sing com- 
petition, winning first place. Jennifer Foreback's su- 
perb direction led to that first place performance and 
she was honored with the award for Best Spring Sing 

The sisters of Alpha Xi Delta were very proud of 
their accomplishments and looked forward to the 
years to come. The sisters have built a strong foun- 
dation rooted in friendship and tradition. 

strip L-R Picture I : The sisters of Alpha Xi Delta enjoy the festivities at their Fall retreat with a lot of 
fun and a lot of laughs- Picture 2: Kathleen Klouse and Kimberly Pedersen proudly represent the Xi"s 
by carrying their Homecoming banner. Picture 3: A few sisters enjoying a pizza party: Darci Curtis. 
Jamie Metz, Miranda Marple, Amie Metz. and Ginger Bragg. Picture 4: President Kellie Papatolicas, 
Erika Ryan. Brianne Racer, and Liz Lurz have a great time at a "Choose Children" Philanthropy 
project Above: Some of the sisters from Spnng 1998 join together for a picture, including (back) 
Kathleen Klouse. Jenny Salness. Maria Spurgeon. (middle) Andrea Hill. Brooke Swisher, Katie 
Sheridan, Adina Gravit, Catherine Cuppari, (front) Brooke Campbell, Liz O'Malley, Brianne Racer, and 
Amber Fox. 



"AHA made me feel a part of the college 
because I lived at home. It made school fun 

for me." 
^Cherie Ellis Green '68 



Alpha Xi Drlta 

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"The sorority meant a bond I shared with 

my sisters. To me it meant dedication and 

loyalty. It was a joy to my life and they 

will he my sisters for life." 

^Tamika Anderson '98 

1p L-R Picture 1: The Sigma Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Soronty. Angel Williamson, 
nille Myers, Ennis Alston. Tisha McCray, and India Williams, pose with Miss Wesleyan. Stacey 
•ner at the first annual Miss Wesleyan Pageant. Picture 2: India Williams. Ennis Alston, and Tisha 
Cray are happy to be sisters. Picture 3: Mariah Bibby joins the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta as they 
sr on the the Bobcats Picture 4: Ennis Alston and Angel Williamson put their services to good use 
working at the annual Wesleyan phone-a-thon. Above: (back) Tisha McCray. Tamika Anderson, 
jel Williamson, (front) Ennis Alston. India Williams. Hope Dickerson. and hiesha Wright come 
ether as friends during the Homecoming football game. Left: The sisters welcome a future Delta. 
I it looks like she's already one of the crowd. 


Delta Sigma Theta 

During the fall semester of 1998, the Sigma Chi Chap- 
ter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. completecd a total 
of five service projects that made a significant impact on 
the local ancj international communities. 

In September, the ladies of Sigma Chi distributed bal- 
loons to over 50 children at West Virginia Wesleyan's First 
Annual "A Celebration of Service". In October, Sigma Chi 
addressed the economic development issue by assisting 
the Upshur County Cooperative Parish House with a 
fundraiser dinner for the Christmas Toy Store. Sigma Chi 
was able to help in raising $1200 at the dinner enabling 
the Christmas Toy Store Committee to purchase a record 
high of $6000 worth of toys this year. Sigma Chi ladies 
also addressed the physical and mental health issue by 
helping to host a Halloween party with the staff of Hol- 
brook Nursing Home. The sisters sang popular Halloween 
tunes, brought homemade pumpkin pies, and carved 
pumpkins. The party was a total success and much 
appreciated by the patients and staff at Holbrook. 

Sigma Chi continued its tradition of service by becom- 
ing an active participant in Bridges to Asia, which sends 
textbooks, syllabi, magazines, and other educational ma- 
terial to developing Asian countries. The ladies collected 
books and syllabi from Wesleyan's faculty and staff. 

Lastly, in celebration of Delta Sigma Theta's 86th 
birthday and Founder's Day, Sigma Chi held the First 
Annual Miss Wesleyan Pageant. The day commemorated 
the first fundraiser for the chapter's book/supply schol- 
arship fund for an incoming minority freshman. The ladies 
then saluted their 22 founders with a National Step. 
Ending the evening, the First Miss Wesleyan event took 
place. Representatives from many of the campus groups 
and organizations competed for the new title. Sigma Chi 
was proud to announce that the third runner up was 
Brianne Racer of Alpha Xi Delta, the second runner up 
was Michelle Posey of the Black Student Union, and the 
first Miss Wesleyan was Stacey Turner of Zeta Tau Alpha. 
The Founder's Day celebration and fundraisers will be 
continued for years to come. 



A Crowning 

Zeta Tau Alpha 

Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity is ranked as the third 
largest national sorority. The Delta (Jpsilon chapter 
here at West Virginia Wesleyan College makes up the 
117th link in a chain of 227 chapters nationwide. 
This year was a big year for Zeta Tau Alpha, as the 
sorority celebrated its centennial year nationally and 
its 35th anniversary locally. 

Zeta Tau Alpha grew in leaps in bounds this year 
in areas of academics, service, and social functions. 
There was certainly reason to celebrate in January 
when sophomore Stacey Turner won the first Miss 
Wesleyan contest. The chapter grew immensely this 
year as the sisters welcomed a total of 25 new sisters 
into their midst. It seemed that everywhere people 
went, they saw a Zeta hard at work. 

Indeed, the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha were hard at 
work. The sisters were dedicated to raising money 
for their philanthropy, the Susan G. Komen Breast 
Cancer Foundation. The sisters held their second 
annual candlelight vigil for Breast Cancer Awareness 
and sponsored the Mr. Wesleyan Contest to raise 
money for the foundation. The sisters were recog- 
nized by the foundation as major donors. Zetas could 
also be seen picking up trash on their adopted stretch 
of Route 33 as part of another community service 
project. They were also involved in numerous cam- 
pus events including Christmas on Campus. 

Spring Sing was a victorious end to a big year for 
the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha. With Stacey Turner as 
director, the sisters earned themselves a second 
place finish in the competition. The performance was 
a masterpeice of dancing, singing, and acting. No 
one will soon forget Danielle D'Orsi as Cruella Deville 
or the Grinch running off with the King's crown. 

The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha proved themselves 
worthy of wearing the crown, one of their national 
symbols. The sisters anticipated enjoying more good 
times and prosperity in the future. They have gained 
in strength and membership in the last few years of 
this century and are strong enough to continue their 
legacy, well into the twenty-first century. 

strip L-R Picture 1: Lauren Pollinger, Erin Dorsey. Jen Lynch, Derika Bowyer, Kristy Ogg. and 
Kristin Bostedo get ready for a night on the town. Picture 2: [New sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha try out 
their vocal skills with some karaoke at Bid Might '99. Picture 3: (back) Christina Page. Amylyn Deres. 
Erica Zimmerman, (middle) Jen Lynch. Melinda Wright, (front) Kristy Ogg. Kristin Bostedo, and 
Valerie Smith lean in for a group shot during a football game. Picture 4: Yetta Williams, Carrie 
Tamburo. and Tara Burdock share a group hug during Homecoming. Above: New sisters proudly 
wear their letters in their suite on Bid Night '99. 

36 ZTA 

"Greek life meant close friendships that last 
forever; I still keep in close touch with my 

(sorority) family. It also meant the 

willingness of others to help you get through 

the college experience." 

--Lisa Arnold '91 

ZTA 37 

Top: Alpha Xi Delta alumni try to see how many marshmallows 
they can stuff in their mouths during their Spring Retreat, Spring 
Retreat Is a tradition that all of the sororities still participate in at the 
end of the year to say good-bye to their graduating sisters. Above: 
Monica Wiley and Jill Frederick get all dressed up for another Alpha 
Delta Pi formal. Left: The brothers of Kappa Alpha Order relax at 
their 1999 Old South formal at Black Bear Mountain Resort. 

38 Greeks 

iAnd The 
Go On 

Top: Theta Xi brothers, pledges, and alumni gather together for some fun and laughs outside their 
house. The alumni must be proud that the brothers and new pledges are keeping their traditions alive. 
Above: Derika Bowyer and Allison Quinn give each other a Zeta sisterly hug at Jump Day in Februar>- 
1999. Although these sisters wont jump, they will cheer on the fraternity pledges along with the other 
sororities and fratemites. Right: Who knows what could happen when these Alpha Gamma Delta 
sisters.Robin Jones. Jena Cataldi, and Kelly Cratofil. put their heads together? Hopefully, they're just 
smiling for the camera. 

Greeks 39 

"I know for me, Alpha Sigma Phi gave me the 

opportunity to learn about leadership, because I 

was president for a year. The biggest thing is 

the lifetime friends. I'm still in contact with 

seven or eight on a regular basis." 

~John Bolunan '89 







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Above: Alpha Sigma Phi is proudly represented by Ross 
Whitacre. as he rides beside Homecoming Queen Megan 
Shriver during the Homecoming parade. 



40 AIO 


A New 
Chapter Begins 

Strip L-R Picture 1: (back) Alpha Sigma Phi brothers. John Lainhart . Will Weyant. Scott Serene. 
Hickory Gateless. David Rice, (front) Kyle West, Brian Dunlap. and Damon Wilde have reason to be 
happy at their charter banquet. Picture 2: (back) Hunter Boshell. Charlie Wislosky, Ryan Crowder. 
Jason Williamson, (front) Kevin Doorley. Dan Bushey, Ross Whitacre. and Brian Ruby are all smiles. 
Picture 3: Greg Zielinski (center) tries his hand at grilling, as Charlie Newell. Tina Woodward. Wili 
Weyant and Steve Matzus look on. Picture 4: The whole Alpha Sigma Phi gang joins in celebration. 
Above: Brothers and friends pause a moment from their fun. 

Alpha Sigma Phi 

The brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi have had an 
outstanding year. The Beta Nu chapter of Alpha 
Sigma Phi was officially chartered in the fall of 
1998. The fall was a busy time of year with the 
edition of four new members, as well as having 
regular philanthropy projects to benefit Gpshur 
County Head Start. In the spring of 1999, the 
brothers of Alpha Sig continued on the path of 
success by welcoming several new members into 
the strong brotherhood. 

The year held many fun-filled events and activi- 
ties, in both academic and social areas. As al- 
ways, philanthropy was high in the list of priori- 
ties. The brothers worked extremely hard to raise 
a total of over $ 10,000 during the past two years 
for Gpshur County Head Start. Philanthropy pro- 
jects included collecting Christmas gifts for Head 
Start children, participating in Christmas on Cam- 
pus, and making Easter baskets for Head Start 

The social scene was action packed, as usual. 
A gallant effort was put forth during Greek Week 
and fun was had by all. Spring Sing resulted in a 
third place sweep for the brothers. Several closed 
parties with sororities and brother-and-a-date dan- 
ces were held at the Alpha Sigma Phi house. The 
year was brought to an end by the annual spring 
formal. Alpha Sigma Phi looked forward to having 
another outstanding year. The brothers planned 
to continue the tradition of excellence through 
service and academics for the upcoming year. 



An Active 

Chi Phi 

The Chi Phi brotherhood was one of the tight- 
est on campus this year. The chapter consisted of 
thirty-nine men from over a dozen states and 
extremely varied in backgrounds. The Delta Xi 
chapter of Chi Phi sought to enhance the college 
experience of its members and also improve the 
environment in which they lived. This year alone 
Chi Phi participated in numerous community ser- 
vice projects, including Adopt-A-Highway, Walk- 
A-Thon, and several clothes drives. The brothers 
also contributed generously to other community 
service projects sponsored by other organizations. 
The brotherhood was active in the annual Christ- 
mas events of Hanging of the Greens and Christ- 
mas on Campus. 

Chi Phi prided itself in its closeness and diversi- 
ty as a brotherhood. Some of the brothers were 
involved in a number of extracurricular activities, 
including the Bonner Scholars Program, academ- 
ic clubs, and the golf, track, swimming, soccer, 
football, tennis, and lacrosse teams. The brother- 
hood also had successful social seasons with its 
Maui Waui party in the fall and Hell's Angels party 
in the spring, among several other events. 

With the cold winter season, Chi Phi had the 
unfortunate situation of having to fix pipes that 
burst over Christmas break. Other modifications 
to the house included gaining new wood floors in 
the suite and library. With Chi Phi's brotherhood 
increasing in size and improvements to the house, 
everything moved along smoothly. The brother- 
hood will sail into the next millenium with pride 
and solidarity. 

strip L-R Picture 1: The Chi Phi brothers, on bended knees, woo their sweetheart at Fall Formal, 
Picture 2: The symbols of Chi Phi painted in their colors, red and blue. Picture 3: Friends get 
together for some laughs after Spring Fornnal, Picture 4: Stephen McKinney (right) is proud to 
welcome Tim Abruzzo as a Chi Phi pledge at Spring Jump Day and Tim looks excited to be joining the 
brothers. Above: At Fall Jump Day, brothers crowd together as they get ready to catch their new 
pledges and welcome them to the family. 



"Wesley an was the best four years of my 

life and Greek life was the best part of 

Wesleyau. Like most Greek alumni, I want 

the same experience for future students." 

-^Dennis Xander 75 


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"A fraternity initially provides a great 

netzvork of friends. It always provides a 

place to come back to." 

'--'Dustin Bush '95 




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44 KA 


Strip L-R Picture 1: Joseph Hu^ies. Frank Gialanza. Geoff Harden, and Charlie Pelr show some 
Wesleyan pride as they carry their Homecoming banner around the foolba!! field. Picture 2: (top) Paul 
Fatigate. (middle) Jason Micewamer. Jason Dawson, (bottom) Drew Maruszk, Dave Ward, and Keith 
Kuziora show off their strength and pyramid building skills. Picture 3: Andy Woods and his brothers 
celebrate their Greek Week victories with trophies held high. Picture 4: Kappa Alpha brothers 
thoroughly enjoy their evening away from campus. Above: In front of the Kappa Alpha house. Drew 
Mamszk tries not to rock the boat, but his brothers have other plans. 

Kappa Alpha 

The brothers of the Beta Chi chapter of the 
Kappa Alpha Order were quite active during the 
1998-1999 school year. Self-unity was the goal 
set first by the brotherhood. The belief that they 
could help themselves and fellow brothers encour- 
aged them to help others in the community. 
Many long lasting friendships were built on this 
order: friendships that will last for a lifetime. The 
strength in the brotherhood friendships was evi- 
dent in the turnout of past alumni during special 
weekends on campus. 

Second, the brotherhood was eager to contri- 
bute to the aid of both the college and the 
surrounding community through service projects. 
During Christmas the brothers assisted in Christ- 
mas on Campus. They worked on Box City and 
throughout the year they raised money for Mus- 
cular Dystrophy. The Muscular Dystrophy Foun- 
dation is part of their philanthropy. The brothers 
were involved in many other community activi- 

The brothers of Kappa Alpha brought the 
Greek Week trophy back to the house on College 
Avenue for the fourteenth time in the past fifteen 
years. They proudly continued their reign as 
Greek Week champions, showing that they are a 
chapter of strength and integrity. In conclusion to 
the Greek Week festivities, the brothers hosted 
what has become an annual Greek picnic. All 
members of sororities and fraternities flocked to 
Kappa Alpha for food and good times. 

The future of Kappa Alpha Order looks to be 
promising and full of growth. The brothers are 
looking forward to continuing their success into 
the new millenium. The traditions they have ex- 
perienced over the past century at Wesleyan will 
help guide the brothers to the success they ex- 
pect to attain. 

KA 45 

The Past Bridges 
The Future 

Theta Chi 

The last year of the century has been another 
great and exciting one for the brothers of Theta 
Chi. It began with one of the strongest 
homecomings of its time. With a pig roast and 
over one hundred alumni, the Delta Gamma 
chapter of Theta Chi reconnected with its roots. 
The traditions of the past helped build a strong 
new Theta Chi. 

Philanthropy and service was still at the top 
of priorities for the brothers. They were respon- 
sible for over four youth soccer teams and eight 
youth basketball teams in the local community. 
Trips to Holbrook Mursing Home, Christmas on 
Campus, work with Central Elementary, a can- 
ned food drive, and fundraising for the Parish 
House were all contributions made to the com- 
munity throughout the past year. 

After making connections with the old during 
the fall, the spring took off with a strong new 
pledge class of twenty new members. The 
pledges made their debut during spring jump 
and were initiated into the brotherhood in early 
May. The brothers were excited about the fresh 
ideas that such a large group of talented indivi- 
duals would bring to the chapter. 

The brothers of Theta Chi fraternity had 
another tremendous year and are secure for the 
future. Theta Chi wished much luck to many of 
their brothers who graduated to move on to a 
brighter future. The friendships and bonds cre- 
ated in the Theta Chi family will have a long 
lasting effect on all the brothers' lives. The year 
would not have been nearly as successful with- 
out the help of dedicated alumnus Keith Buck- 
hannon, Grandma, Mrs. C, or Maari Thrall. A 
lot goes into creating a strong brotherhood and 
the Theta Chi brothers have stood up to the 

46 I ex 

strip L-R Picture 1: (back) Eric Greiner. Pal Heffley. Frank Bennett. Thoiiwb Dorsey. Chris Greeley, 
Billy Campbell, (front) Dan Overmyer. Patrick Hurley, and Jerrod Fox show some brotherly love. 
Picture 2: In their caps, shades, and wigs, these brothers are ready to party. Picture 3: It is time for a 
little excitement for these Theta Chi brothers. Picture 4: Sunny weather makes a fundraising car wash 
possible and lets the brothers have a little fun in the sun. Above: On their front porch, Theta Chi 
brothers serenade passersby. 


"Joining Theta Chi changed my life. I was 

quiet and shy, hut when I joined, I became 

more social. It was the best time of my life 

at West Virginia Wesley an." 

~Pflf Courtemanche '98 


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"Joining Theta Xi was another way to 

become involved on campus, and 

membership granted me a group of life 

long friends." 

'^David Ford '85 



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£ Strip L-R Picture 1: Theta Xi brothers, (backi Shad V^achier, Chris Watson, Shaun McEnery. Craig 
Helmick. Kevin Jones. Patrick Wilson, (front) Mike Brocchi. John Waltz. Scott Helmick, and Ted 
Thomas, cheer on the Bobcats at a home football game. Picture 2: Sonja Kemps, the sweetheart of 
Theta Xi. puts her trust in the brothers as she leaps into their arms at Jump Day Picture 3: What 
•would a fraternity be without its house? Theta Xi proudly shows off its family home. Picture 4: Kevin 
McNeill. Dave Ford (advisor). Jay Martin. Mike Mozer. and Scott Helmick use the kitchen for activities 
3ther than cooking. Above: Those Theta Xi brothers, on the back porch of their house, are goofing off 
Dnce again. 

A Year of 

Theta Xi 

The Kappa Tau Chapter of Theta Xi again 
established itself as the top fraternity at West 
Virginia Wesleyan College. Theta Xi was pro- 
claimed President's Cup winner, proving its 
excellence in service, academics, social func- 
tions, and athletics. The brothers participated in 
Adopt-A-Highway, as well as raised money for 
Multiple Sclerosis. The Multiple Sclerosis fund 
is part of their brotherhood's philanthropy proj- 
ect. Representing themselves well in the com- 
munity, the brothers helped clear brush in 
Buckhannon's city park and assisted other or- 
ganizations on campus in collecting clothing for 
the needy. As in the past, the Theta Xi brothers 
participated in Christmas on Campus as well as 
several other campus events. 

Theta Xi prided itself on inviting quality men 
to join its brotherhood. This year, they wel- 
comed nineteen men into their bonds. The new 
brothers bring with them many talents that will 
help Theta Xi excel even further in the future. 
Many of the Theta Xi brothers received recogni- 
tion for their scholastic and community 
achievements. Jason Martin and Shad Wachter 
joined the ranks of Who's Who Among Stu- 
dents at American Colleges and Universities. 
Wachter also won the Wesleyan Senior Spirit 
Award. Theta Xi dominated Spring Sing with a 
first place victory and director Wachter was 
voted Spring Sing King. Its fall associate mem- 
ber class had the highest GPA among fraterni- 
ties and the overall GPA of the fraternity re- 
mained above the all-men's average, as it has in 
the past. 

In Its 37th year at Wesleyan, the Kappa Tau 
chapter of Theta Xi was once again successful. 
The thirty-seven years of tradition will continue 
to grow well into the next millenium. 







Top: (back) Mina Manley, Kelli Dunn. Megan Walker, (middle) Rachel Davis, Joy Snyder. Michelle 
Criss. Kenna Chapman, (front) Christina Musgrave, Tisha Christen, and Georgia Hughes build an Alpha 
Gamma Delta friendship pyramid in a dorm room. Above: Valerie Milton. Valerie Smith. Matalie Tilley, 
Dana Moore, and Alicia Ankrom are all happy to greet prespective members to Zeta Tau Alpha on 
Preference Might, This night is just one of the four nights that girls must attend during njsh. Left: 
Wendy Fiscus, Megan Clark, and Michele Hammond are all dressed up and ready to go for the Alpha 
Delta Pi formal. It being their senior year, the ladies were both excited and saddened that this would be 
their last formal. 



Top; John Ciszek, Jason Berg, and Charlie Petr gather for a family 
portrait- The three are brothers of Kappa Alpha Order. Above: 
Dante Williams and John Braxton. Alpha Phi Alpha brothers, 
contribute their services by helping with a phone-a-thon. All fra- 
temities and sororities contribute time to community service or- 
ganizations. Left: Goofy Theta Xi brothers John Waltz. Mike 
Brocchi. Justin Valleau. and Matt Skolnik discover other uses for 
food in their kitchen. 

Greeks 51 

I c c t c e r r I 

I r e c c e I 



Through the decades of the twentieth 
century, there has always been one steadfast 
thing on Wesleyan's campus.... its dedicated 
faculty. Though over the years soine faces 
have come and gone, the level of academic 
importance and reliability has remained a 
top priority on campus. 

This year, Wesleyan has seen quite a few 
comings and goings. Almost every 
department on campus lost and gained at 
least one professor during the course of the 
1998-99 academic year. Through all those 
changes the faculty and staff stood tall and 
kept the high standards that students had 
come to expect of Wesleyan. 

The physical plant saw many changes this 
year. During the summer, the physical plant 
went under the control of Marriot 
Corporation, which resulted in major 
changes in operations and staff. 

Both faculty and staff have built a 
foundation for Wesleyan students that will 
carry everyone into the new millenium. 

Ties UJ Wesleyan never end. This is evident as cheniisli y professor Dr. 
Allen Haniner (cenler) helps former malh professor Dr. Bill Hallom 
celebrate Iiis birthday. Dr. Hallom taught math at Wesleyan in ihe early 
pari of the centuiy. During his tiine here he helped found what is now the 
Hallom Malh Honorary. Seated with Mr. Hallom is his wife who also 
taught at Wesleyan for a time. 

"The interaction between faculty and 

students was much closer at that 

time. Most people were from town 

and were already friends." 

~ Margaret Hiner '39 

\Vesle)ati faculty members have always been in\'olvet 
of the academic world. Marketing professors Dr. ('h; 
Anionia Hadsell are proudly showing ofT (he study 
authored. The guide was published in 1 982 and usi 

le large scheme 
Drubel and Dr. 

Above; Musit professor Dr. Da\id 
Milburn is assisted b\ Chriss\ Sams on 
the day of the spring concen. The 
two worked to set up the stage for the 
concert band and wind ensemble's 
spring performance. 
Left: Dr. Kwame Boateng brings a 
little .African culture to the presi- 
dents reception. Dr. Boateng has 
been a freshman orientation leader 
for several years and he is keeping the 
annual tradition of welcoming the 
students at the president's reception. 

Academics 53 

President of 
the College 

Left: Alisa Lively, Alice Leigh, and Trina Dobberstein watch as students file intc 
Wesley Chapel for yet another evening of entertainment. Above: Dean of tht 
Chapel Mary Jo Sims-Baden wipes some pie off of her face at the LoveShine Pi' a 
Professor, Mary Jo was just one of the faculty members who participated in thi^ 

54 Administration 


West Virginia Wesleyan College stands ready for 
the twenty-first century, poised to offer its stu- 
dents a rich, diverse, and relevant experience that 
will prepare its graduates for full and satisfying 
lives as citizens. In the past few years, we have 
seen new and renovated facilities such as the 
French A. See Dining Center and the Benedum 
Campus Center developed on campus, along with 
the advent of an extensive information technolo- 
gy program. These enhancements, along with the 
strengthening of our international offerings, will 
enable the College to offer a relevant educational 
experience to future students. 

Above: President William Haden shows off tfie college to Channel 12 News. Students 
get used to seeing these television cameras or video cameras around campus. Video 
tapes and news programs help the community and surrounding states see the world of 

Vice President 
for Finance 

Vice President 

for External 


Ridad W^h 

Dean of the 

Tum DobhmtJem 

Dean of 

Dean of the 



Mark Ahlseen 


Isaac Aurelio 

Shauna Aurelio 

Arminta Baldwin 

Kwame Boateng 
Political Science 

Jennifer Banner 

56 I Academics 

Top: Dr. Steve Johnson (center) works with two of his intermediate lab students, Carl Shrader and Eric 
huchims. Johnson is the newest assistant professor to join the chemistry department. His responsibili- 
ties include teaching several classes and two labs each semester. Above: Mrs, Mancy Porter enjoys a 
relaxing evening with students in Pittsburgh. With her is elementary education major Buddy Lint. Mrs. 
Porter was the instructor for J-term paraprofessional class. Porter is an adjunct professor in the 
education and the English departments. Her other responsibilities include advising the yearbool^ and 
newspaper. Right: Dr. Lynn Rupp and Dr. Danette Ifert enjoy an afternoon conference in the education 
department, ifert and Rupp's offices are located across the hall from each other in the Administration 
building. This gives them ample opportunities to socialize and plan. Rupp is an assistant professor in 
the education department and Ifert is an assistant professor in the communications department. 

A Whole 
New World 

The first year at Wesleyan holds many challenges for new 
professors. Although these young instuctors have some teaching 
experience before coming to Wesleyan, for many this is the first year 
in which teaching replaces graduate research as their main focus. 
The teaching load can be overwhelming at first. Suddenly, there are 
several classes to be taught each semester, and new classes require 
completely new preparations. Once the new instmctors get accus- 
tomed to the workload, there are still more challenges to face. In the 
first year, there are new traditions for them to take part in. From the 
first time they wear their new academic regalia in the fall at the 
president's convocation to the last time they don the cap and gown 
at the graduation commencement, new instructors often feel lost 
and out of step as they learn the rich Wesleyan traditions. In most 
cases, the adjustment to Buckhannon is more difficult than the 
adjustment to Wesleyan. The new instructors come here from many 
different places, and Buckhannon is smaller than most of these 
places. Fortunately, they are quickly introduced to a friendly 
community that makes their transitions to small town life easier. 

New instructors face several challenges during their first year at 
Wesleyan, but they do not face these challenges alone. The Wesley- 
an administration, staff, and faculty are extremely helpful and 
supportive of their new co-workers and all their support makes the 
difficulties more manageable. The challenges are eventually over- 
come, as the new instructors become active members of the 
Wesleyan community, and the difficulties seem worth the effort. All 
of the new instructors will agree that Wesleyan students are the 
most positive aspects of their new job. It is the enthusiasm of the 
students and not the struggles that new professors will remember 
during their well earned summer vacation as a member of the 
Wesleyan faculty. 

Phyllis Coston 



Boyd Creasman 

Caroline Dees 

Jeff Dunne 

Jean Fruh. 
Health & P.E. 


Jeffrey Godwin 

Academics I 57 

Anthony Gum 

Linda Hicks 



Arthur Holmes 

George Jack 
Dramatic Arts 

Steue Johnson 
im Chemistry 

Tamara Kendig 

58 Academics 

Planning for 
the Future 

Academic life at Wesieyan focused this year on an academic plan 
designed to create a coherent academic program and to integrate 
academic and student life programming. Features of the plan 
included a revised general education program, a modified January 
term, changes in the number of hours required for graduation, and 
statements about international study, community service, and the 
honors program. The change in hours for graduation also fostered a 
proposal for the reduction of hours in a full course load. 

A committee of thirteen faculty, representing a wide spectrum of 
the campus, met over the course of the fall to discuss and modify 
the proposed plan. Open sessions were held to address faculty, staff, 
and student concerns. Members of the committee were present to 
explain the program and address the concerns of anyone in attend- 
ance. Student sessions were particularly well-attended. During the 
early part of the spring semester the Curriculum Council, composed 
of faculty and student voting members, worked to modify the plan 
further. The plan was defeated by a Faculty Assembly vote of 37-40 
in March. 

The academic plan discussions were part of the general college 
effort to engage in self-assessment as Wesieyan moves forward with 
institutional planning toward re-accreditation by the North Central 
Association next year. Though the plan was defeated, the educa- 
tional goals of the college steadily increase. 

The college community put much effort into discussing and 
redesigning the plan this year. The changes proposed were part of 
the college's long-range plans for the future. Future discussions will 
continue to be centered around restructuring a new academic plan 
that may be implemented in the future. 


Top: Margo Davis takes a break from helping freshmen register during orientation. Davis is an assistant 
professor in the art department here at WVWC. She is involved with the numerous art displays in the 
gallery in McCuskey. Above: Dr. Rob Rupp checks for open classes to place incoming freshmen. Rupp 
helped students during freshmen registration. Rupp is an associate professor in the history department 
Left; Dr. Dede Dunlavy tutors students in her Principles of Chemistry class. Dunlavy teaches several 
chemistry classes as well as several labs. She is also involved in several faculty groups on campus 
Dunlavy was named Woman of the Year for 1999. 

Meredith Kigor 

George Klebez 
Athletics Director 

Beth. Lampinen 

Alice Leigh 

Advising & Career 


Jared Luteran 
Outdoor Programs 

William Mahoney 

Academics I 59 

Carolyn Mallory 
Learning Center 


William Mallory 

Matt Martin 

David McCauley 

Rodger McCormick 

Devon McNamara 

60 I Academics 

Top: Dr. Marvin Carr enjoys a meal with student Marta Fioriti. Wesleyan is known for its small faculty- 
student ratio. This small ratio makes meals like this one very common among Wesleyan faculty and 
students, Carr is an associate professor of Christian Education. Above: Alice Leigh (center front) is 
surrounded by good friends Protima Advani, Steven Ranjan. Chris Kimes. and Chris Brake this holiday 
season. Leigh is a dedicated member of the Advising and Career Center; however, her most important 
function is advisor for the international student organization. In many respects, Leigh is a mentor and 
surrogate mother to thirty-some students whose families are thousands of miles away. Right: Drew Sulgit 
and Chris Channel discuss future plans with Dr. John Saunders on this beautiful spring day. Both students 
have had a number of classes with Saunders. Saunders is an associate professor of English and has headed 
the Honors Program for several years. 


WVWC of 1999 is a different school than many of its alumni 

The campus has changed a great deal in appearance. In the fall of 
1966. the steeple was put on the chapel. Since then, the new gym, 
Middleton, the Camden Apartments, the new science hall, Campus 
Center, the Child Development Center, and the new dinning hall 
have been built. Also the Annex. Haymond, and the Campus Center 
have been remodeled. 

Campus issues have also changed focus from time to time. In 
1970, students gave up their evening meals for a few days to aid the 
Africans in Biafia. There seemed to be more of a political stance 
during the 1970s. The local issues, too, are different. For example, a 
dress code went through many revisions during the 1970s and 
1980s — now it is no longer an issue. The detailed changes can be 
seen in the yearbook and in the letters to the editor in the Pharos. 

The most memorable part of Wesleyan, though, is the friendly 
students walking around campus. The interaction between students 
and faculty is one of the best characteristics of the campus. 
Unfortunately, that closeness has changed somewhat. Generally, the 
students and faculty are not as close as they once were. Faculty 
used to chaperone fraternity parties and fraternity and sorority 
dances. It was easier to get to know students on a personal level. 
That faculty responsibility vanished by the 1980s. Before the 1980s, 
faculty would attend athletic and music events, which helped to 
cement student relationships. More faculty attended then than now 
do. The faculty, students, and administration are not as united as 
they once were; they seem to be going in several different directions. 
It is not necessarily the fault of WVWC. Times, society, people, 
responsibilities, priorities, life has changed so much in the last thirty- 
five years. 

Helen Mellquist 
Student Affairs 

Charlie Miller 

Mike Miller 



Jay Myers 
Athletic Training 

*T" ytTN 


Brenda Oldaker 

Amena Oliver 



Academics 61 


Vicki Phillips 

Bert Popson 



Berkley Price 

Eileen Silbaugh 

Jeff Simmons 



Jeanne Sullivan 



In Memoriam 

Johnny Myers 

Wesleyan's campus community was saddened by the 
death of longtime Bobat coach and teacher "Johnny" 
Myers ('49) on June 1 7, 1999. Coach Myers began his 
career in 1963 as Wesleyan's men's soccer coach. By 
the 1966-67 season. Myers had lead the soccer and 
swimming team to conference titles. He also served on 
the basketball coaching staff and was interim athletic 
director in the 70s. Most recently. Myers served as the 
Bobcat golf coach leading them to a 1 996 conference 
title. Myers was inducted into the college's Athletic Hall 
of Fame in 1996. Fellow Bobcat coach Hank Ellis ('43) 
was quoted in the Record Delta. "He (Myers) was so 
well-respected as a sportsman. Officials always 
praised him because he was so fair." 

Fop: Dr Thomas Cline helps a student through the arduous process of registration. Dr. Cline is an 
issistant professor in the business department on the third floor of the administration building. Perhaps 
his student will have Dr, Cline for class. Above: Debbie Sines and Lee Ann Brown enjoy a relaxing lunch 
XJtside Aladdin. Spring in Buckhannon often offers students and staff the opportunity to enjoy the 
xjtdoors. Left: The 1963-64 swim team was one of the first teams coached by Johnny Myers during his 
[lme at Wesleyan. On this team was now Director of Athletics George Klebez. Myers' legacy will live long 
tteyond his years at Wesleyan. 

Marjorie Trusler 





Student Affairs 

Mike Verhagen 
Student Affairs 

Kenneth. Welliuer 

"Having students to the house 

for ice cream and games." 

'^ Betty Weimer 

Professor Emerita 


Academics 63 


For over a century students from across 
the nation and across the world have chosen 
Wesleyan to prepare them for their future. 
The faces on these pages all have their own 
stories to tell, but one story has remained the 
same over the ages.... their days at Wesleyan. 

Since Wesleyan opened its doors in the late 
1800s, over 15,000 students have graduated 
from the college. Those alumni now live in 
all 50 states of the nation, as well as 30 
foreign countries. Students at Wesleyan have 
changed in everything from numbers in pop- 
ulation to cultural background over the 
years. The graduating class of 1901 had 17 
members. In 1979, over 360 students gradu- 
ated. Then graduate numbers began to drop. 
Just under 200 students graduated in 1991, 
but those numbers are again rising. Today, 
Wesleyan's graduating classes have over 
three hundred students. 

Over the past several decades, the college 
has welcomed international students in its 
family. This year, Wesleyan had 85 in- 
ternational students representing 28 differ- 
ent countries on campus. These students of- 
fered diversity into the classrooms and 
residence halls. One major contribution in- 
cluded their purchase of international flags 
approximately ten years ago, now on display 
in the gym. 

As Wesleyan approaches the mark of the 
niillenium, the cycle of students at Wesleyan 
will continue. Students will continue to ma- 
ture and find that new sense of who they are 
and where they are going in life. Those who 
have spent time here will always remember 
that picture perfect moment at Wesleyan. 

Donna Read is congratulated by friend and mentor Jan Belknap at the 1977 
riursing Convocation. Donna may not remember what it is that made her come to 
Wesleyan, but she will certainly remember this moment for years to come. 

Above inset: Shelly Popielewski is a little 
too excited to be spending the week away 
from Wesleyan. She and Ellen Beckwith are 
staying in a hostle in Pittsburgh for the first 
week of their J-term class. 
Left: People used to wonder what it was that 
made those chemistry majors so nutty. Hun- 
ter Boshell. Mandy Snodgrass. and Brian 
Dunlap are demonstrating what those four 
hour labs are really all about- Anyone want to 
change majors? 

People I 65 

Cristina Adams 

'Kathrin Aknander 

Selden, NY 

Political Science 

Spencerport. MY 




^^^^k '^^^^ 

Christy Alkire 

Enterprise, WV 

Bnnis Alston 

Forestville, MD 
Public Relations 

Jonathan Andrew 

Buckhannon. WV 
Computer Science 

Uincent An*:^cli| 

Richmond, VA 

Jicather Ankrom 

Parkersburg. WV 


Sherri 'Ba 

em l^aierl 

Cindu 'Baileq 

Green Bay. Wl 

Rock Cave, WV 

Arts Management 





■ ^^^ 





bprini^ 'Bailen 

Pennsauken, NJ 
Computer Science 

Christine 'Baker 

Annapolis, MD 

Christopher 'Ball 

Kenova, WV 
Political Science 

CDatthew Barr 

Elkins. WV 

'■llamhiri 'Bastos 

Santo Andre, Portugal 
International Studies 

'Rachel Bell 

Slippery Rock. PA 
Elementary Education 

Rachel Bell en- 
tered Wesieyan as 
a young freshman 
in the fall of 1995. 
She never 

dreamed of what 
her future at Wes- 
ieyan would hold. 
(Freshman class 

66 Seniors 


For some twenty years, seniors put off maturing, at least in some 
respects. Then, the summer before senior year came. So many changes 
occurred and so many thoughts were running through their heads. How 
could maturity be put off? I 

The differences in the seniors were evident almost immediately. One of! 
the changes was where the seniors "moved-in" to. For many, residence: 
halls were a thing of the past and the apartment signified a step toward 
adulthood. The shower caddy was replaced with boxes of dishes and' 
cleaning supplies. Even for those who remained in the dorms, the beginning , 
of detachment was recognizable. I 

Ginny Bennett 

'KcUi 'Bennett 

CDariah 'Bibby 

Erika 'Binninjer 

■patrieia "Booth 

Aiderson, WV 

Weston. WV 

Bethesda. MD 

Egg Harbor Township, MJ 

Salem, VA 





Elementary Education 

"Rhashii Booth 

Christina 'BorreUi 

'Jiunter 'Boshell 

Chrispian Brake 

CDichael 'Brocch 

Chapel Hill, NC 

Avondale, PA 

Ceredo, WV 

Rock Cave, WV 

Pennsauken, MJ 

Physical Education 




Computer Science 

'David Brown 

Wilkinson. WV 
Engineering Physics 

StacL) 'Brown 

Elkview. WV 
Political Science 



Prosperity. PA 

'Daniel 'Bushen 

Radnor. PA 
Speech Communication 

Cara Caret) 

Huntington. WV 

As classes began, more changes became evi- 
dent. Words like "research" and "seminar" 
appeared on the schedules of seniors. Though 
frustrating at times, these classes helped a per- 
son prepare for life's future journeys. 

Life lessons may have been more important 
than academics. The petty arguments of years 
past have been forgotten. Sun rises, late night 
talks, and midnight walks seem to have meant 
more. Grades became irrelevant when looking 
at life from a distance. Seniors realized that in 
twenty years they would remember the 2:00 
a.m. trips to Eat n' Park, not their test grades. 
That is when they smiled because that snapshot 
in time was in full color. 

Four years of maturity 
have brought Rachel 
Bell to her senior year 
here at Wesleyan. She 
is studying in the com- 
fort of her own apart- 
ment. The apartment 
life is traditionally a 
sign of seniority on 

Seniors 67 

Jeff Carlson 

Cross Lanes, WV 
Speech Communication 

Christopher Channel Caryn Charlton 'Kobert Christen II 

Buckhannon, WV 

Cairo, WV 

John Ciszek 

Ligonier. PA 

£ori Cochran 

Buckhannon, WV 
Elementary Education 

£aura Cocoltchos 

Maugatuck, CT 
Public Relations 

James Coleman 

Washington, DC 
Sports Medicine 



Buckhannon, WV 
Public Relations 

'■'Ruan Crowdcr 

Hinton. WV 
Secondary Education 

'Beverli^ 'Davis 

Buckhannon. WV 

CDatthew Daij 

Westminster. MD 
Computer Science 

Justin 'Pebbis 

Canonsburg. PA 
Elementary Education 

'Brian 'De'J-laven 

Lahmansville, WV 

'Bambi 'Denmark 

Elkins, WV 
Speech Communication 

Senior Kelly 
Franklin takes part 
in the Communi- 
cation Research 
Methods panel 
presentations- Af- 
ter working on 
their research proj- 
ect all semester. 
Brian Ruby and 
Cesar Mesa pa- 
tiently wait for 
their turn in the 
spotlight. This is 
one step along 
their way to deter- 
mining what to do 
next in life. 

68 Seniors 

lOhat ^ext? 

Graduation Day! Everyone thinks of this day as far into the future. 
However, this day was much closer than most thought. But what comes 
next? After graduation students seem to magically become adults or so 
people tend to think. No longer can they pretend to be a student, unless... 
grad school!?!? Yes, that's the answer. Several more years of procrastina- 
tion while students decide what to do with their future. Some seniors 
spent all semester studying for the GRE and filling out applications to 
continue their life as a student. Now, do students really have the money? 
Graduate school may mean taking out yet more student loans. But, grad 
school can also mean more money when students enter their long- 
awaited desired occupation. 

Amylyn 'Peres 

Concord, NH 

"Kari 'Dickey cDec^han 'Donncllan "Kevin 'Doorlen 

rHorth Swanzey. NH 

Springfield. MA 

Connellsville, PA 
Environmental Science 

Chomas 'Dorset^ 

Point Pleasant. WV 


Carol ©uftield 

Gwendolyn 'Duke 

Jennifer Bllis 

Jennifer Ends 

CDark Tair 

Volga. WV 

Buckhannon. WV 

Brewster. MA 

Parsons. WV 

Massillon. OH 

Christian Education 



Studio Art 


Aubrifn Talk 

Seminole. FL 

LL\ndi( Eiscus 

Cranberry Township. PA 

"Kelli( Pranklin 

Bucl^hannon. WV 
Public Relations 

.lenni( Trcdette 

Auburn, NH 

Jacli^n Gabriel 

Bridgeport. WV 

Another possibility was entering the working 

world. Some could have been one of the nu- 
merous students who looked for that perfect job 
right after college. Seniors realized that in- 
ternship — or maybe student teaching — really 
was a useful experience. They had a taste of the 
real world. Now, it was just a matter of search- 
ing the classified ads. doing a little networking, 
and going on countless interviews. 

Graduation day tends to be a threshold be- 
tween the world of students and adults. Now, 
seniors were off to graduate school or out 
searching for a job, or maybe even touring the 
world. (There is nothing wrong with travelling!) 
With Wesleyan graduates anything was pos- 

T.J. Williams. Chet Swish- 
er, and Tom Glennon al- 
ready know what is next 
for them. Right now they 
are getting some practice 
before they enter the adult 
world. These three are 
presently fufitiing the 
block course for tlleir stu- 
dent teaching. 



Eric (3add 

Baltimore, MD 
Dramatic Arts 

Jessica Gainer 

Tarentum, PA 

Allason Gates 

Ligonier. PA 

Barry Georc^e 

Ellicott City. MD 
Public Relations 

Chomas Glcnnon 

Millbrook, NY 
Secondary Education 

Ami) Goodson 

Pineville, WV 
Elementary Education 

'Patrick Goodwin 

Vienna. WV 
Arts Management 

Caura Gordon 

Skaneateles. MY 
Secondary Education 

Christopher Greeley Tlatalie Green 

West Orange. MJ 

Buckhannon. WV 

Eric Greiner 

Palmyra, PA 

Uicki Griffith 

Fairmont. WV 
Elementary Education 

'Brian Georc^e 

Ellicott City, MD 
Physical Education 

J.C. Gould 

Indore. WV 

CDichele "Kammond 

Parkersburg. WV 
Elementary Education 

With all the hours 
that go into senior 
year, there tends 
to be a lot of 
stress. H -^ter 
Bosheil is aeri.^.i- 
strating how he re- 
acts to stress. Hun- 
ter spent enough 
time working on 
his presentation 
for senior seminar 
that he decided to 
just hang out to- 

70 Seniors 

Oh, the 3ionvsl 

Life as a senior was busy. No matter the major, it was likely seniors 
were leading hectic lives, trying to complete the requirements needed to 
graduate. One of these requirements was typically some sort of in-depth 
learning experience. Research projects, theses, internships, student 
teaching, presentations, seminars, and clinicals kept seniors hopping 
from day-to-day. The years of undergraduate classes seemed to join into 
one as everything that had been taught and experienced came alive into 
one semester. That one semester was often very intensive and quite time- 

'Ri^an 'Jiancy 

Buckhannon. WV 

Susan 'Jiarris 

Vienna, WV 
Elementary Education 

Stephanie '[Hic^ham. 

Elkton. MD 
Public Relations 

Jennifer 'Banna 

Sterling, MY 
International Studies 

Ami) 'Jiansen 

Buckhannon. WV 


Joan 'Barman 

Buckhannon, WV 
Public Relations 

Scott '.Karris 

Elkins. WV 

Sean 'Befflcn 

Pittsburg. PA 

'Kristen 'Jieidrick 

Library. PA 

Craic( 'Belmick 

Buckhannon, WV 
Studio Art 

Scott 'Belmick 

Buckhannon, WV 

■Daniel 'Binkle 

Summersville, WV 
Public Relations 

Cara 'Jiolti^rewe Eli:abeth 'Boltrman 'Robert 'Booton 

Williamstown. WV 

Davidsonville. MD 
Elementary Education 

Pittsburg. PA 
Art: Ceramics 

Specific requirements varied according to ac- 
ademic departments, fields, and majors, but one 
thing remained the same-seniors were always 
busy. Some say the experience was the best 
ever and completely worthwhile. Others tended 
not to agree quite so much. Either way, seniors 
had one thing on their minds, and that was to 
one day get that diploma. And, most of the 
time, the hands-on experience those senior proj- 
ects required gave necessary real life insight into 
post-graduation real world life. When it was all 
said and done, the endless hours were well 
worth it! (The professors were actually right!) 

When counting all the 
things to do in the 
hours of a day. one 
can't forget workstu- 
dy. Laura May Sorkin 
is greeting students in 
the Campus Center 
while working at 

Seniors 71 

eft 'Jiowerbush 

Gt'ort^ia Jluc^hcs 

ShcUie 'Bumphrey 

Gniontown, OH 

Cootageville, WV 

Crawford, WV 




iHcidi Incerillo 

Greenport. MY 
Public Relations 

Mnc^tn Ivanov 

Pleven, Bulgaria 

Krista Johns 

Elkins, WV 
Art Edcuation 

Andrew Jones 

Christina Jost 

Sonja Kemps Alexandra 'Khadduri 

Gabe 'KUnc^ensmith 

'David Khnk Jr. 

'Brian 'Korody 

Jamie Tvrey 

CDei^an Ivuri 

Buckhannon, WV 

Randolph. MJ 

Rockvllle, MD 

Pittsburg, PA 

Bradford Woods. PA 

Computer Science 


Political Science 



Tara Carey got her 
degree in three 
and a half years, 
There may have 
been some extra 
workloads, but 
with time manage- 
ment Tara was 
able to graduate 
early and still en- 
joy a social life. 
She had time to 
spend the evening 
at her formal with 
her sisters Jen 
Mullens and Grace 




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Challenges, challenges, and more challenges often faced college stu- 
dents who attempted to graduate in just three years. These challenges 
resulted from taking several courses at one time, keeping up with 
homework and other requirements, and maintaining a social life all at the 
same time. Students may have opted to take part in January Term or 
summer school classes in order to graduate in only three years, instead of 
the traditional four years. Graduating in three years can cause students to 
feel overwhelmed and stressed at times, but for every challenge there 
seemed to be a benefit to graduating early, as well. 

If a student planned well, tuition money and other expenses could be 

CDelissa Cauber 

La Plata. MD 

Cou'xs CDahon 

Hockessin. DE 
Speech Communication 

Jennifer £avp 

'Kristi ll-awrencc 

Colken Ccnihan 

Jennifer CDahonei^ cDei^an CDannion 

Greensburg. PA 
Elementary Education 

rNitro. WV 
Graphic Design 

Ja5on CI}artin 

rSew Concord. OH 
Engineering Physics 

Keith £esch 

Lexington Park. MD 
Computer Science 

"Kimberly Cink 

CTichacl Lint 

Jill Locke 

Ami! Core 

bik'ia Cucero 

Buckhannon, WV 

Scottdale, PA 

Morgan town. WV 

Irwin. PA 

Charleston. WV 


Elementary Education 

Elementary Education 


Public Relations 

'.Heather 0\-Clure 

Follansbee, WV 

less than that of the average four-year total cost. 
Students who graduated early simply seemed to 
get an earlier start on life, be it to attend gradu- 
ate school a year sooner or find the perfect 
career a little earlier than most. 

Graduating early required that students plan- 
ned their days, prioritized their activities, and 
practiced effective time management. But, 
most would say it was well worth meeting those 
challenges in order to obtain that degree in just 
three years. Like any other college student, the 
most important aspect of college for someone 
graduating early was just to make the most of 
the time spent there. 

Trying to graduate early 
can mean late nights, long 
summers, and stress! 
rSatalie Green made it 
through Wesleyan in only 
three years, but those long 
nights typing on the com- 
puter are starting to get to 



Gisha cDcCray Shannon CDc'Kinnei^ Stephen CDc1\innei| 

Washington, DC 
Music Education 

Charlotte. NC 

AK'ts cDinor 

Allen Junction, WV 


Ceresa CDirkovich 

Woodbridge. VA 

'Kelli^ CDoorc 

Craigsville. WV 

'Branch CDoran 

Buckhannon, WV 
Elementary Education 

Stacei| Tlaui^le 

Waterbury. CT 
Elementary Education 

Courtnci( '"Ileal 

Bruceton Mills, WV 
Public Relations 

Cren Tlewberrn 

Powersville. GA 
Political Science 

Tiickolai Hickolov 

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 

TlataUe ^Hiland 

Buckhannon, WV 
Elementary Education 

CT)eredith Tliles 

Oneida. MY 


CDindti "Uiles 

Oneida. MY 
Elementary Education 


Bloomington. IM 
Sports Medicine 

Protima Advani 
and Chris Brake 
are spending some 
free time playing 
cards and relaxing. 
Chris is a nontradi- 
tional student in a 
different sense, His 
home and his fam- 
ily are right here in 
Buckhannon, He 
lived there for the 
first three years of 
college and now in 
his senior year he 
is trying out cam- 
pus living. 



Different Anc^les 

Like other college students, nontraditional students at Wesleyan found 
they often faced obstacles along their way to graduation. Those chal- 
lenges, though, were typically very different from those of the tradi- 
tionally aged, residential college student. Nontraditional students, who by 
definition, were somewhat older, married, had families, and/or worked 
full-time and attended college part-time. Nontraditional students found, at 
times, they must place their family second, which was often difficult. 
Some felt college life was a concept that was somewhat altered and often 
did not include the hearbeat of campus. Along with having support of 
parents and siblings, nontraditional students also needed the support of 

Franki "Parsons 

Moundsville, WV 

Jcnna 'Piper 

Gniontown, OH 

Brin 'Prini^le 

North Huntingdon. PA 
Public Relations 

CDciwan 'Paulsen 

Weston. WV 
Computer Science 

Shane 'Pearce 

Vineland. NJ 
Computer Science 

Kim 'Pedersen 

Mount Sinai, NY 
Sports Medicine 

Karin 'Peters 

Stonewood. WV 

Caprice 'Pittmai 

Washington. DC 

Jessica 'Pond 

Belle Vernon. PA 
Speech Communication 

Geori^e Porter III 

Erie, PA 

CDichelle 'Posey 

Lanham. MD 

Chett 'Pritchett 

Mewport. OH 

Chasity 'Pyle 

Flemington. WV 

Amanda ''Raftertii 

Wooster. OH 
Elementary Education 

Lisa '■Reinhold 

Glendora. NJ 

their spouse and children in order to be success- 
ful. Therefore, even though they may have 
additional responsibilities, nontraditional stu- 
dents had much support, encouragement, and 
understanding from an arena of family mem- 
bers and friends. Most confessed that WVWC 
gave students of all ages and backgrounds a 
wonderful sense of belonging. Nontraditional 
students believed their college experience was 
enhanced simply by the continual interaction 
with traditional students. For traditional or non- 
traditional students, Wesleyan offered a special 
touch to the experiences and memories shared 
at college. 

Traditional students Katie 
Alexander, Kristi Law- 
rence, Shern Baierl. Tai 
Brown, Marta Fiorili, and 
Shelly Popielewski are 
helping their nontradition- 
al classmate Carol Duf- 
field(Back, right) at the 
Pansh House. By living in 
the community Carol has 
a unique relationship with 
the community business- 
es like the Parish House. 



Janine 'Roberts 

Joshua 'Rollins 

Vienna. WV 

Buckhannon. WV 

Elementary Education 


"Brian *Rubn 

Waterbury. CT 
Public Relations 

■Jieather Saas 

Palmerton. PA 
Physcial Education 

Ernest Samples II 

Adrian. WV 
Physical Education 

Joanne Schade 

Finleyville, PA 

Carrie Schroth 

Martinsburg, WV 

Jeremii Shepherd CDasao Shimamura 

Mew Martinsville. WV 
Computer Science 

Tokyo. Japan 
International Studies 

Carl bhrader 

Pinevllle. WV 

I.T)ec^an Shriver 

Charleston. WV 

Courtnei^ Sill 

Corry. PA 
Sports Medicine 

Cindsai^ Sillcott 

Weston. WV 

'Daniel Simmons 

Moorefield. WV 

Ani^ela Sleeth 

Parkersburg. WV 
Political Science 

In a few months 
George Porter will 
enter the real 
world. He is gain- 
ing the knowledge 
and experience he 
needs by working 
on the GC ma- 
chines in the 
Chemistry labs- He 
Is already going on 
interviews in the 
hopes of using the 
GC experience. 



X3he <Real lOorld 

The tutor who guides a confused student through an assignnnent, the 
ability to wake up three minutes before a crucial meeting and still make It, 
the acquisition of extensions based purely on lack of sleep... Seniors 
began to realize that some aspects of life as they knew it would no longer 
exist after graduation. Though they had become accustomed to the 
cliche, they had not come to terms with the differences they were about 
to encounter in "the real world." 

College was, in ways, a "bubble" protecting students from the outside 
world. As wars were waged and poverty reigned, students spent their 
days reading poetry and surfing the Internet. With the real world just 
around the corner, seniors began to have a change in attitude. j 

•Paula Smith 

Glen Arm. MD 

Joi( Sni)der 

Haiman, WV 
Elementary Education 

Christn Soden 

Bridgeport. WV 
Elementary Education 

Caura iDai) Sorkin 

Ravenna. OH 

'Dobrina Stoilova 

Sofia. Bulgaria 

Samantha Stokes 

•plamen Stoyanov.' 

'Dane Street 

Chet Swisher 

James Cenney 

Vienna. WV 

Sofia. Bulgaria 

Scottdale, PA 

SistersvUle. WV 

Buckhannon. WV 





Physical Education 

Christopher Cheys 'Heather Ghompson 'Jieather Chomson Carolijn Courtillotte 

Ruffsdale. PA 
Elementary Education 

Franklin. WV 
Health Promotion 

Venetia. PA 
Elementary Education 

Boothbay. ME 

Sara Ureat 

Washington. WV 

Mourning occured as students realized it was 
now their responsibility to pay for the necessities 
of life. Freedom was viewed as possibly the only 
positive side to the real world. Then came the bad 
news — with taxes, employers, and the start of a 
family — there would be virtually no chance of 
individual expression or spontaneous action. 

With these headaches in their final year, many 
wondered why they had come here in the first 
place. Seniors soon realized it was for the ad- 
venture, and they had experienced plenty. Then, 
an exciting discovery was made: joining the real 
world was also a great adventure. So, as most 
seniors quickly regained their eagerness to grad- 
uate, they began preparations to start a new ad- 

Colleen Lenihan helps 
the Campus Activities 
office run smoothly in 
her almost real world 
job. She is using her 
work study to gain ex- 
perience in holding a 



CDelissa Criplett 

Forest Hiil. WV 

West Alexander. PA 
Elementary Education 

Shad lOachter 

McHenry, MD 
Music Education 

Scott WaW 

Oakville. CT 
Secondary Edcuation 

Sarah LOarehimc CDari^annc tOameke 

Westminster. MD tSew Martinsville. WV 


'}/etta LOiUiams Ani^el LOilUamson Jason U.^ilUani5on 

Warm Springs. VA 
Elementary Education 

Capitol Heights, MD 
International Studies 

Pennsboro. WV 

Elementary Education 

loss lOhitacre 

Curtis Ifilkcrson Jr. 

Janelle U)illey 

India lOilliams 

'Kcv-in LDilliam; 

Washington. WV 

Cowen. WV 

Edinboro. WV 

Washindton. DC 

Maiden. WV 




Secondary Education 

Sports Medicine 

John U^introl 

Bethesda. MD 
Dramatic Arts 

nave sat mrougn 
many science clas- 
ses together and 
built a strong 
friendship. They 
are taking a little 
break from class- 
work and enjoying 
their senior year. 

78 Seniors 



Most seniors remembered arriving on campus for orientation as if it 
were just yesterday. Orientation was the first event that ushered the Class 
of 1999 into Wesleyan and graduation has ushered that class out Into the 
real world where students will face a whole new set of challenges. The 
seniors did not leave Wesleyan empty handed; they took with them the 
memories that were created during their years at Wesleyan. 

As freshmen many students said the reason they chose Wesleyan was 
for its beautiful campus. Upon looking back, many seniors said they 
would always remember the picturesque campus. One major attraction 
was certainly Wesley Chapel. However, memories of campus were not 
the only memories these seniors will take with them. 

CDaryann U.^olte 

Mountain Lake Park, MD 

'Keathcr £akrcewski 

Elverson. PA 

Cori U)ooddcl 

Harrisville, WV 

Jennifer lOoodrum 

Hinton. WV 

CDelissa Xandcr 

Buckhannon. WV 

?u:annc '})aramishi)n 

Ami Eatawski 

Bridgeville, PA 

irica l^immcrman 

Bridgeville. PA 

Bana Jones 

Cherry Hill, MJ 

Erdenheim. PA 

Some seniors shared the first memory of Wesley- 
an that came to their mind: 

"The special faculty-student interactions that de- 

— Carl Shrader 
"All the friendships I have made and the memories 
with those friends." 

~Jill Locke 
"The opportunities Wesleyan gave me to teach in 
diverse classrooms." 

~Amy Goodson 

"If I knew then what I know now!" 

"^Tara Holtgrewe 

The seniors took all this with them into the world. 

Tara Holtgrewe. Carl 
Shrader. and Jack Ewing 
are working with Dr. Steve 
Johnson on some Envi- 
ronmental Chemistry 
homework. Wesleyan has 
the small school advan- 
tage and fosters a strong 
faculty/student relation- 

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Above Left: Georgia Hughes is happy as 
always, Now that she lives off campus 
she really enjoys walking down the side- 
walk and seeing people who she doesn't 
usually see. 

Above Right: Meredith Miles and Marta 
Fioriti have built a lasting friendship dur- 
ing their years here at Wesleyan. Tonight 
is just for hanging out and having fun. 
Right: (Front Row) Kari Dickey. Allason 
Gates, Vicki Griffith. Katie Alexander, 
(Middle Row) Sara Warehime. Rachel 
Bell. Sherh Baierl. Kristi Lawrence. (Back 
Row) Maryanne Warneke, and Courtney 
Gibbons are celebrating the holidays to- 
gether. This group began its time to- 
gether on first floor Holloway Hall and are 
still friends today. 



Left: Jill Locke is enjoying her senior life and the maturity that goes with it- As a senior she and three 

of her friends moved into their own on-campus apartment. 

Below: Alumnus Sean Wachter is back for a visit and is spending some quality time with his friend 

senior Ehca Zimmerman at the Cats Claw. They are attending one of CAB's D.J. dances in the Cat's 


Left: Friends Katie Alexander and Laura May Sorkln are enjoying the day 
during their J-term, These two travelled to Nashville together for their J- 
term class. 

Above: Barry George. Brian Ruby, and Laura Cocoltchos are all dressed up 
and ready to go... to class? They are participating in a senior research class 
that is getting them ready for the business world. 



Protima Advani 

Jaime Baile 

Travis Bailey 

Ellen Beckwith 

Emily Brinker 

Tai Brown 

Casey Bunnell 

Chad Burdette 

Paul Chevalier 

Jen Conley 

Juniors Jen Mon-is and Jaimie Niemczura are talking advantage of 
some free time to make cool<ies. Between academics and Softball, 
tfiese girls rarely have a free minute. They couldn't pass up the 
chance to make oatmeal raisin cookies. 

Jesse Corlis 

Melanie Cummings 

Jodi Dalton 

Paul Daugherty 

Rachel Davis 

On ^he I}erq[e 

Juniors often found it hard to believe that they had already been at 
Wesleyan for three years. In a little over a year, they v^^ould be in caps and 
gowns, filled with many emotions. Would they acquire enough knowledge 
and experience at Wesleyan to make it in the real world? Would they keep 
in touch with friends they have grown close to? The things that need to be 
done within the next year to prepare for life after college often were 
worrisome and even stressful. There seemed to be so many options, but 
then again, there seemed to be a new kind of limitation put on them. 
Knowing which step to take after graduation was often a difficult decision to 
make. Reality was nipping at their heels, but instead of getting bent out of 

Leah Dillenback 

Jefferey Doriguzzi 

Brian Dunlap 

Marissa Dye 

Amber Elkins 

82 I Juniors 

Aaron Goodson 
Robert Hardin 
Yusuke Hasegawa 
Ian Helmick 
Karlene Henninger 

Of Reality 

shape, juniors made the most of their undergraduate college career. Of 
course, this included working hard academically and maintaining other 
responsibilities, but there was always so much more. Where else could 
people see all of their friends just about anytime and only a short walk a 
way? Where else could a person be poor and still study abroad for a 
semester or go on a spring break trip? Could anyone even count the number 
of times he or she made a Sheetz run or played in the snow at two o'clock in 
the morning? When juniors realized this, they saw the importance of the 
whole college experience, not just the academic work. 

College is all about memories and Christina Littler has created many 
in Sleeth Art Gallery. She is spending another late night studying 
with friends. 

James Hess 
Masahiro Hosaka 
Donald Irvin 
Kevin Jones 
Jason Keeling 

Katie Le Gros 
Phillip Lemire 
Christina Littler 
Chris Long 
Amanda Mack 

'Juniors 83 

Heather Macrow 

Joann Maduro 

Drew Mason 

Chiyo Matsushita 

Katherine Maxwell 

Meghann Mc Gushin 

Courtney Meyers 

Leslie Molinaro 

Jen Morris 

Christina Musgrave 

Tai Brown. Chett Pritchett. Megan Carr. Jeremy Hofer, Sean Maher. 
Amy Sencindiver. and Chet Leech enjoy a midnight snack at the 
Cat's Claw during finals weel<. This is a popular hangout especially 
during exam time. 

Nancy Myers 

Minako Nakayama 

Tiffany Neely 

Stacy Nolan 

Marty Padula 

Hearntng Uo Cope 

The spring semester of 1999 brought closure to a junior year, which saw its 
ups, downs, and some turn arounds. There were many changes from the 
two previous years. The student body was greeted with a new set of 
administrators: an Academic Dean and Assistant Dean. Immediately, dis- 
cussions began about possible curriculum changes. This was a scary 
concept for those students who were comfortable with the college the way it 
was. The talks subsided in the spring with no changes being made to affect 
the upcoming senior class. The biggest difference juniors saw was the 
change of the upperclassmen male residence hall named Jenkins into a 

Juan Phillips 
Amy Poole 
Pete Powell 

Grace Reville 
David Rice 

84 I Juniors 

John Riffle n 

Joelle Rubino 
Carrie Shannon 
Hitoshi Shimizu 
Tarra Smith 

Mandy Snodgrass 
Rebecca Snyder 
Angela Steve 
Kara Stump 
Christina Tabor 

tOith Chancres 

co-ed dorm with a small percentage of freshmen. The upperclass male/female 
policies also changed this year. This was the first year of the new visitation 
policy which allowed visitors of the opposite sex in the buildings at any time 
during the weekend. Academically, classes became more challenging as the 
juniors entered advanced courses within their major. The pressure was on to 
get all the classes needed for graduation, enabling juniors to have a relaxed 
senior year. It was an exciting year, but the juniors welcomed the idea of 
moving forward. 

Jodi Dalton. Sean Courtemanche, and Stacy PHolan are having 
another goofy moment on their J-temn trip. Only these three would 
take their own picture at McDonald's. The group they were travel- 
ling with had stopped to eat on the way back to Wesleyan. 

Amy Thorp 
Kelly Van Fossen 
Jessica Villella 
Jennifer Watts 
Elisha Witt 


Meleesa Wohleber 
Ken Wowzynski 
Brian Zickefoose 
Jennifer Zipf 



Stephanie Adams 

Farrell Adkins 

Dominic Ashby 

Philip Austin 

Joshua Barl<er 

Dhondup Bhutia 

Christopher Brown 

Andrea Campbell 

Brooke Campbell 

Tisha Christen 

Jen Lazo, Lora Hott and Christy Dawes take a breal< to pose for the 
camera on the way to their classes. As sophomores, these girls 
know that the days are hectic and they will take any chance they get 
to catch up with each other. 

A Veav Pull 

With the first year of college successfully completed, the sophomore class 
approached its second year at Wesleyan with open minds. Some of the 
anxieties from freshmen year were gone, while new hopes and fears surfaced. 
After a summer filled with various experiences, sophomores returned to 
campus and became reacquainted with friends. Excitement overflowed into 
the new academic year with hugs and late-night talks. Though separated for a 
few months of summer vacation, it was as if nothing had changed. They easily 
started back into classwork and extra-curricular activities. Sophomores began 
to look around and saw a few changes. Aladdin attempted to simplify cafeteria 

Melissa Clarke 

Amber Close 

Bobbi Jo Conway 

Jenny Davidson 

Becky Davis 

Christy Dawes 

Crystal Dennison 

Nicole Ehmann 

Heather Ferreira 

Ryan Fox 

86 I Sophomores 

Jun Fukutani 

Eric Gadsby 
Takia Glover 
Amanda Goins 
Sarah Grisham 

Kathryn Hanifan 
David Hartley 
Patrick Heffley 
Katie Hillenbrand 
Heather Hipp 

Of Chancres 

meals by providing self-serve food areas, work study became more realistic by 
requiring students to find their own placements, and the student body 
discovered a new outdoor recreation program that had been created. Soph- 
omores learned the art of criticism and then acceptance because of the various 
changes to campus life. While in college, every year was a year of change. The 
first two years went by so fast, and some said the other two pass by even 
quicker. It seemed that college begins and ends as fast as the flash of a 

Michelle Posey. Clifton Taylor, and Takia Glover chat together 
during their evening meal In the cafeteria. With the craziness of 
classes, sports, and other organizations, meal times are often the 
only chance students get to relax with their fhends- 

Lora Hott 

Joseph Hughes 
Tanya Jasper 
Devan Kessel 
June Klassen 

Allsha Klocek 
Scott Kyle 
Richard Laird 
Jennifer Lazo 
Chet Leech 

Sophomores ' 87 

Steven Matzus 

Lauren Mc Collum 

Shawn Mc Shay 

Sarah Orndorff 

Jarrod Ott 

Angela Pantano 

Joseph Parsons 

Charlie Petr 

Brianne Racer 

Joshua Ray 

Emilio Perez escorts Brandee fSorris at the Black Student Union 
auction this fall. The auction has become a yearly tradition for the 
BSCJ. with many students participating. 

leaving A Cong 

By the sophomore year, students had for the most part, perfected the 
challenges of college. Things that they hadn't known before they came to 
college only two years earlier started to come together. As sophomores, 
most had now mastered the art of living Independently and the use of their 
time efficiently. Sophomores were no longer faced with the unknowns of 
college like their freshmen year. During this year, sophomores participated 
in a variety of activities such as sporting events, clubs and organizations, 
and attended dances. One of the most memorable dances was the Cabaret, 

Ray Ross 

Jerred Roth 

Jenny Salness 

Jane Schelbe 

Heather Schenning 

Jennifer Schroyer 
Aveina Seegolam 
Amy Sencindiver 
Katie Sheridan 
Rachel Skavenski 



Matthew Skolnik 

Alisha Smith 
Nicole Smith 
Elizabeth Spedding 
Cam Spigener 

Dane Stark 
Roneshia Stoutamire 
Brooke Swisher 
Christina Talbert 
Justin Teitt 

£astinc^ Impression 

which the sophomore class sponsored. This event acted as a fundraiser to 
Increase the sophomore class budget. Each class has to present a gift to the 
college at the end of its college career, and this was a seed in starting such 
plans. When the sophomore class leaves Wesleyan. they want to leave a 
long lasting impression and set an example for the classes to come. As their 
time in college progressed, they realized there were many ways in which to 
do this. rSot only did they do it through academic achievement, but also 
through their involvement in college events as well. 

Melissa Myers, Brian Fredo and Jessica Smith travelled to Washing- 
ton, DC to see the work of Vincent Van Gogh. There was a special 
show of his work at the Mational Gallery of Art. 

Amy Tenney 
Robert Vincent 
Christopher Watson 
Andrew Wilfong 
Kiley Wingfield 


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Lori Allen 

Cathy Alt 

Emily Ames 

Alicia Anderson 

Mick Andrew 

Jason Andriotto 
Andy Aurelio 
Katherine Ball 
Scott Bennett 

Andrea Besares 

Anne Thornton and Janetle Desrosiers enjoy tne view ot tne ocean 
during their trip to Costa Rica, The girls travelled with several other 
Wesleyan students and two faculty during J-term. 

Startinc^ ©own 

Freshmen had a hard time believing their first year was over. Attending high 
school graduation and saying good-bye to high school friends seemed like 
only yesterday. Then fresmen found themselves seeking not only one new 
path, but several that would help determine their futures: new friends, 
relationships, majors and minors. However, they were not about to forget 
who and what they had left behind. They didn't even think of it as leaving; 
rather, they were extending their journey through life. The freshmen were 
the new class — a class in which high expectations and hopes were placed. 

Katie Bettez 

Mary Alice Bird 

Andrea Black 

Kevin Burroughs 

Brian Camerlin 

Amie Campanicki 

Kara Capandonis 

James Cassidy 

Timothy Chandler 

Autumn Chenoweth 



Jessica Cochran 
Tracy Conway 
Stephanie Cooper 
Dale Coyle 
Erin D' Aurora 

Kristen Dalesandro 
Amanda Daugherty 
Eric Day 

Janelle Desrosiers 
Laura Dudel< 

A Tiew ^ath 

Freshmen were up for the challenge and proved their aims of success. As 
Henry David Thoureau said: "1 went to the woods because 1 wanted to live 
deliberately. 1 wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life: to put 
to rout all that was not life and not when 1 had come to die, discover that 1 
had not loved." Freshmen have truly lived this past year and made 
themselves known within the campus community. During the past year, 
freshmen made a myriad of memories, shared triumphs and losses, and 
grew together as the Class of 2002. Their mark in time was permanent. 

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Monica INorman, Manuel Lunar. Tara McCartney. Lisa Pitrolo and 
Sara McKinney spend time togettier between classes. Students try 
to find time to hang out with each other as much as they can duhng 
their busy days. 

Kara Dundas 
Amanda Eakle 
Lauren Ercolano 
Laura Fantone 
Benjamin Farley 


James Ferguson 
Afrim Ficic 
Heather Figura 
Jeremy Fisher 
Justin Foits 

Freshmen I 91 

Trisha Frysinger 

Kimberly Furr 

Louis Gettel 

Andrea Gianni 

Antonia Giannopoulos 

David Gilbert 

Connie Glay 

Kawan Gordon 

Marci Gordon-Jones 

Tina Grof 









Lisa Pitrolo. Kelley Smith, Amy Thompson. Andrea Curtain, and 
Antonia Giannopoulos provide one another with moral support 
during their first experience with the many lines and confusion of 

Uhe ^rue CoUcc^c 

College is a true learning experience. For most college students it is a time that 
has always been looked forward to. When students finally achieved college 
status, they began to look all around them, including the past, future, and 
present. This was a time when students began experiencing intense personal 
growth, including physical, mental, emotional, and possibly even spiritual 
growth. Students considered of all these facets of life that seemed insignificant 
and unimportant in the past, but now enlightened them. College encouraged 
students to find their niche by joining activites, making new friends, cherishing 
old friends, and living on their own. The importance of family and friends at 

Jeffrey Gudzune 

Vickie Guerin 

Michael Haines 

Amber Hammond 

Phil Hancock 

Jennifer Hankin 

Melissa Harrington 

Kristi Haynes 

Carolyn Henley 

Edith Higgens 



Whiitney Hitchcock 

Lars Hosford 
Steven Howard 
Kelly Howe 
Kristopher Hussmann 

Syreeta Jones 
Joshua Keane 
Jennifer Keatley 
Evan Keeling 
Karen Keller 

£earninc^ Bxpericncc 

home became incredibly clear in no time. Students reflected on the wonderful 
times of being with those they care about and just sitting around doing 
"nothing" with them. Things students had taken for granted at times in the 
past suddenly became the most valuable part of their experiences. College 
enables students to remember the good old days, while forcing them to focus 
and choose future paths. Ultimately, it was quite a challenge, in which one 
day, if they haven't already, freshmen will decide the verdict; although, there 
seems to never be a completely wrong path. They have learned from their 
decisions and the challenges they tackled each and every day in college so far. 

Jennifer Lamora spends time in her dorm room where she lool^s up 
from her bool< and laughs at the camera. Residence halls are where 
students live, work, and share times with friends. 

Justin Kilby 
Christopher Kimes 
Bill Kirkhoff 
Angle Kyle 
Jennifer La Mora 

Meridith Lett 
William Lizor 
Lisa Longnecker 
Shauna Loudernnilk 
Amanda Lowther 

Frehemen 93 

Kathryn Madson 

Kathryn Mahmood 

Michael Malfregeot 

Jason Markle 

Brad Martin 

Rhonda Mast 
Tara Mc Cartney 

Crystal Mc Cray 
Richard Mc Cune 

Luke Mc Elwain 

Winter finally came to Buckhannon in March. Enn Bandi, Lisa 
Pitrolo. and Monica Morman are definitely ready for tfie snow, Tiiere 
might even be enough for a big snowman. 

friends IDho IDiU 

When leaving for college, students not only began something new, but they 
also left behind the familiar. They had to adjust to sleeping in different beds, 
eating in the cafeteria, and of course becoming somewhat independent. Some 
of them were hours from home while others were just a short distance, but no 
matter where they were from they all started off at Wesleyan in the same boat, 
so to speak. The safety blanket of mommy and daddy dearest was no longer 
underneath them. After a few weeks though this was no longer much of an 
issue for most of them because they had already started to meet the 

Melissa Mc Hugh 

Sara Mc Kinney 

Alicia Mc Laughlin 

John Meddaugh 

Bridget Mhley 

Mary Miller 

Sharon Miner 

Amanda Mroz-Mapolitano 

Adam Muncy 

Melissa Myers 

94 Freshmen 

Patricia Naranjo 

Becky Nelson 
Megan l^oble 
Monica Norman 
Jefferey Osterberg 

Douglas Owen 
James Owrey 
Lorraine Oxender 
Stacy Papamichael 
Phillip Parsons 

Cast A £ifetime 

individuals who they would become close with over the proceeding years and 
those who helped them through what they considered the best and worst 
experiences of their lives. Quite possibly those they met during their first 
experiences with college were some of the best friends they would ever have. 
Sure, high school friends were kept in contact with, but students soon realized 
that they were growing closer to their new found friends in just a short time, 
closer than they had ever been with their friends from high school. This was 
just another part of the college experience though, a very wonderful part. 

"Yes. mom. I do iron my clothes at school." says freshman Sara 
McKinney. Its not too often you see a picture like this in a college 
donn. Maybe this is a new idea to add to that procrastination list. 

Charles Phillips 

Lisa Pitrolo 
Tenley Plemons 
Lauren PoUinger 
James Pond 

Rachel Pooler 
Erica Potter 
Cattiy Powell 
Christine Pudleiner 
Danielle Putz 

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Allison Quinn 

Patrick Reed 

Thomas Reed 

Justin Rider 

Sara Rieder 

Jason Robinson 

Josh Romage 

Tammy Ronco 

Ryan Rusiski 

Stephen Ryder 

Gera Jochum, Janeile Derosiers, Anne Thorton, Linsey Hurst, and 
Alicia McLaugtilin bond while making a sand castle on the beach in 
Costa Rica. They became fnends during their J-term trip to Costa 

Nicole Scaletta 

Eric Schmid 

Brooke Seelos 

Elizabeth Sheppard 

Katie Shields 

Create ^our 

Some days it seemed as if college was a create-your-own-adventure story. 
Students continually decided what path to travel and what decisions and 
challenges that must be made or taken. Those decisions and challenges 
were anything from declaring a major, to cleaning their rooms. Each day of 
college brought them one step closer to success, the ultimate goal of 
college, some say. This was a learning experience that changed students 
forever, an inner growth that molded their personalities. Freshman year was 
amazing in that students attempted to find themselves and form the basis 

Melissa Simons 

Margaret Sisler 

Amanda Sites 

Kristen Slagle 

Tashia Small 

96 I Freshmen 

Tiffany Stoner 
Leah Stover 
Emily Stresky 
Emily Strother 
Mollis Struck 

Own Adventure 

for their futures in four short years. When the year was over there was a 
great deal of reflection to be done on the friends they made, the activities 
they were a part of, and the work they accomplished. They learned to live 
on their own, to make their own decisions, and to be their own individual 
person. In the end, they realized that college was an investment in the 
person, not just in the class they took in order to graduate. College taught 
students more than just facts, but it also taught them to be human, to care, 
and to feel. College was. indeed, nothing less than a learning experience. 


Andrea Besares, LiZ Sheppard and Lauren Ercolano stand proudly in 
front of their dorm room door Students often decorate their doors 
as a representation of their true character. The dorm door is often a 
symbol of its residents. 

Andi Sutton 
Mark Sutyak 
Lyndsi Taylor 
Khanh Thai 
Amy Thomason 


Pete Thompson 
Anne Thomton 
Kristal Turner 
Donna Veach 
Myra Wamsley 

Freshmen I 97 

Brandon Ward 

Jessica Whalen 

Allan Whiteman 

Erica Whitfield 

Christina Willis 

Cynthia Wilson 

Sarabeth Wilson 

Melissa Wood 

Julie Wooddell 
Rachel Woodruff 






Left: Daryl Robinson and Donald Robinson are two twins who can rarely be 
recognized from each other. They often dress alike throughout the weel^. Do you 
know who is who? 
Above: Friends Teny Both and Jessica Talklngton enjoying an evening In the dorm. 



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Seeing Double 

While walking through! campus, sometimes students stopped and took a second look at someone 
because the person looked like or reminded them of a celebrity. Wesleyan may be known for its 
community service, beautiful campus and the phenomenal voices who sing "My Home Among 
the Hills," but what about their look-alike celebrities? It seems this year, as in years past, that some 
Wesleyan students resembled movie stars and entertainers. Students might just have wanted to 
ask some of Wesleyan's "celebrities" for their autograph. After all, students never know when 
someone might actually be that famous person! Did you recognize any of these celebrity doubles 
around campus this year? 

Ted Thomas 

Michael Johnson 

Phil Lemire 

Danny DeVito 

Tommy Davidson 


James Hunt 

Kelvin Young 

Jessica Shea 

Jon B 

Jamie Fox 

Alannis Morrissette 



Right: Sophomore Josh Barker and junior Jen Morris reflect on their Physics/Chemistry 
presentation, which they worked on with good friend and senior chemistry major Carl Shrader. 
These three worked with Dr, Withey this past summer doing research and then presented the 
research to a group of physics teachers from across the state of West Virginina. Below: Many 
friendships were made this spring break. (Back) Dane Stark, Tammy Zborel, George Porter. 
Courtney Meyers, Micole Ehmann, (Middle) Marty Padula, Angel Steve. Missy Callahan. Lou 
Mahon. Steve Johnson, (Front) Hope Dickerson, Takia Glover, and Shakeya Hockett helped 
build homes during spring break. The trip was called altemative spring break and the main goal 
was to give back to communities while having fun. 




Right: One of the best perks at Wesleyan is the 
great student/faculty relationships. Protima Ad- 
vani, Chris Brake, Jodie Rose and Eric Gadd are 
all enjoying a dinner out with Dr. Bert Popson 
(Center). Wesleyan's small student faculty ratio 
allows for many out of class interactions amongst 
the student and faculty. 

1 00 I Underclassmen 

Left: Emily Hoang. Stephanie Cores. Alisha Smith and Lora Hott are 
certainly having fun this evening. They are enjoying a little female bonding 
time in their dorm room. College is more than just academics and these girls 
are learning just that. Below: Terry Fisher. Lara Munley. Becca Frame, and 
Angie Smith are twisting the night away at Sigma Alpha Iotas spring 
formal. The evening was an opportunity for these dedicated musicians to 
take a break from studies and enjoy time spent with friends. 


Good Friends 

Left: Roommates Lauren Ercolano and Liz Sheppard get 
to know each other during the freshmen orientation 
weekend picnic. Orientation was a good way for new 
students to meet one another and build lasting friend- 
ships. An aftemoon in the sun during August could lead 
to week long trips during spring break. 

Underclassmen f 101 


The number and variety of organizations 
on Wesleyan's campus have been ever 
growing. The very first organization on this 
campus was the Benzene Ring, which was 
founded in 1921 under the supervision of 
Dr. Nicholas Hyma. It was a group founded 
to enhance a student's interest in chemistry. 
The proud tradition of Benzene Ring and 
several other organizations was carried out 
again this year. 

Wesleyan organizations have been diverse 
enough to allow all students on campus to 
become involved in an atmosphere 
conducive to their personal growth. In 
1999, there were close to seventy-five 
different organizations available on 
Wesleyan's campus that served interests 
ranging from community service to 
Christian life. Several new groups, including 
Wesleyan Ambassadors and the Outdoor 
Recreation Program, were formed this year! 

The campus has come a long way since 
1 92 1. With the enrollment growing, the 
membershi]3 and strength of Wesleyan 
organizations will also continue to grow. 

Above: The Community Council officers from the class of 1981 take a 
break from politics to pose by the sundial. In past years most organizations 
had their pictures take around the sundial, which is erected in the center 
green in front of the Administration Building. The officers in 1981 were 
Kevin Munns, Doug Cooper, Julie Rosenwald, and Andy Carlson. 

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initiations and the parties that 


~ Virginia Waldeak Fisher 


Above: Radio D.J. Scott Borden sends a special request oui over the ait 
waves. This picture was one of a series of radio station pictures taken i- 
1978. At that lime the radio station broadcast at 89.9 FM. Today we ha\ 
C-92 and a slightly modified station, but the sounds and ihoughis are ili 

Above: Don Invin. Daniian Little, 
and Amanda Basner pipe out some 
Christmas tunes for the campus to 
sing along. These three bi"a\e souls 
hosted 24 hours of holiday music dur- 
ing Chiistmas weekend in December. 
The equipment was moved into the 
hal!wa\ of Benedum Campus Center 
lo allow for live broadcasting. Left: 
India Williams. GT"ace Reville, Scott 
K\le. and Alisha Smith attentively lis- 
ten to their editor as they plan out the 
next yearbook deadline. A lot of work 
goes into producing the book and ii 
would ne\ er be possible u iihout 
much cooperation from all of the staff 



CAB-Front (L-R): LaCrystal Lewis, Christian Tabor, Lou Mahon. Dante Frye. Second (L-R): 

Erin Johnston. Maya Barnes. Lisa Reinhold, Amy Custer, Kari Dickey, Megan Walker. Colleen 
Lenihan. Heather Ferreira, Ginny Bennett, Beth Posey, Trinetta Leake. Back (L-R): Hickory M. 
Gatetess, George Jack, Alisa Lively. Kelly Murphy. Micole Scaletta, Chett Pritchett, William 

Student Athletic Trainers Club- Front (L-R): Jason Kidd, Laura Fantone, Emily Ames. 
Meleesa Wohleber. Eric Johnson. Joelie Rubino, Alicia Stickle, Kevin Williams. Second (L-R): 
Garvin Taylor, Joe Golia, Mick Gingras, Christy Dawes. Courtney Sill, Megan Kyle. Kelly Van 
Fossen. Kim Pedersen, Amber Elkins. Drew Mason. Baclf (L-R): havin Hettiarechchi. Robbie 
Gordon. Jill Welch. Aubrey Fotta, Nikki Bode. Alisha Klocek. Sonja Kemps, Tara Pagan. 

The Bonner Scholars are a select few on this campus; 
however, they are very distinguished. Bonners have long 
been a tradition on Wesleyan's campus thanks to the gener- 
ous support of their benefactress, Mrs. Corella A. Bonner. 
Mrs. Bonner and her husband support several programs on 
college campuses across America. This past year Wesleyan 
was honored to have a visit from 
this marvelous woman. 

At the President's Convoca- 
tion, Mrs. Bonner was bestowed 
the Doctor of Humane Letters 
Degree by President William 
Haden in honor of her dedication 
to the future of Wesleyan's stu- 
dents. The visit was special for 

the Bonner Scholars on campus and the entire group at- 
tended the convocation to personally congratulate Mrs. 
Bonner. A lunch was held after the ceremony to allow Mrs. 
Bonner to meet the many students whose lives were affected 
by her donations. This was a memorable event for both the 
students and Mrs. Bonner. 


Strict standards are required before any of the students 
became Bonner Scholars. There was a yearly selection process 
in which only a few spots were available for each class. The 
Bonners were each responsible for two hundred and forty hours 
of community service throughout the school year. There was 
an option for the students to participate in summer service as 

well as the required hours. Several 
students took that option. 

The Buckhannon community 
was especially grateful for the ser- 
vice of Wesleyan's Bonner Scho- 
lars. The Bonners worked at such 
service sites as Stockert Youth 
Center, Head Start, Upshur Parish 
House, Valley Green Housing De- 
velopment, and the Holbrooks Nursing Home. Many volunteer 
activities were performed on a daily or weekly basis and the 
community relied on Wesleyan's Bonner Scholars. 

Bonner Scholars have been a lasting tradition that will 
continue with the support of Mrs. Bonner. 

Bonner Scholars- Front (L-R): Heather Macrow. Shakeya Hockett, Eiobbi Jo Conway, Sheni Moore, Ashley Morris, Khanh Thai, Came Keener, Jeff Dorguzzi, Laura Carrino. Jessica Smith. 
Second (L-R): Amy McAnamey. Amanda Goins. Emily Schoolcraft, Kelly Gleason. Kara Capandonis. Kerne Mahoney. Eric Showen. Frank Bennett. Yetta Williams. Charlie Phillips. Stephanie 
Cooper. Third (L-R): Clifton Taylor. Paul Chevalier, Ennis Alston. Jaun Phillips, Martha Elmer, Scott Kyle, SaraBeth Jett, Andrea Campt>ell. Jamie Peal, Anne Thornton. Bryan Baker. Kim 
Kuruelman, Brayton Matheson. Back (L-R): Phil Hancock. Allan Whiteman. Dante Frye. Hunter Boshell. Dane Stark. Pete Powell. Will Weyant. Angel Steve. Paul Daugheriy. Jenn Hinkle. Dale 
Coyle, Chad Burdett. Jenn Conley. 

4-H Club- Front (L-R): Amanda McComb. Beth Posey, Kristi Lawrence. Sarah Omdorff, Amy 
Tenny Kristi Haynes. Back (L-R): Andrea Campbell, David Hartley. Christina Tabor, Becky 
Snyder. Katie Alexander. Nikki Bode. Charliena Helmick. Craig Presar( Ad visor). 

Green Club- Front (L-R): Beth Posey. Gera Jochum. Helen Caldwell. Amanda Picconi, Andy 
Aurelio, Jonah Long. Ehren Gross. Back (L-R): Tammy Zborel, Tammy Ronco, Richard Laird. 
Sara Pyles. Taylor Wiilia, Bryan Fraley, Joshua Ray. 

Left: Scott Kyle. Dane Stark. Juan Phillips, and Kelly Gleason work up a sweat while helping clear a 
path in the woods. These four guys are all members of the Bonners Scholars and often do outdoor 
community service. Below: While on the Bonner retreat. Amanda Goins, SaraBeth Jett. Jenn Hinkle. 
Bobbi Jo Conway, and Shem' Moore are helping to clean the grass out of the gravel path. 

Alpha Phi OMega- Front (L-R): Ginny Bennett. Katie Hillenbrand, Lauren Ercolano, Andrea Besares. l_iz 
Sheppard, Heather Ferreira [Nicole Scalelta- Second (L-R): Angi Heitzenrater, Becky Snyder, Grace 
Livingocxl. Jennifer Gan-etl, Katie LeGros, Melissa Crabbe. Alexandra Khadduri, Elrin Johnston. Natalie 
Green, Marlah Bibby. Colleen Lenihan. Chett Pntchelt. Spring Bailey Back(L-R): rSatalie Tilly, Lisa 
Reinhold, Amanda Coins, Amy Thorp. Marissa Dye. Jodi Dallon. Amber Bkins, Kari Dickey, Janr>es Pond. 

"Not only did I get to see the 

world with the (Bonner) 

program, but I also met my best 

friend, who was my little 

brother Steven. The Bonner 

Scholar's Program opens up 

doors of opportunity." 

'^Phil Schoolcraft 
Bonner 1992-1996 

Groups 1 05 

Alpha Phi Alpha- (L-R): John Braxton. Dante Williams. William Glay, Rhasii Booth, 
Ross. Aaron Goodson. 

Delta Sigma Theta- (L-R): Hope Dickerson, India Williams, Tisha McCray, Ennis Alston. 
Angei Williamson. 

Below: The newly formed Wesleyan Ambassadors are out showing their spirit on this cloudy 
Homecoming. Being a new group these students have tried to make themselves known and what 
better way to publicize than the Homecoming parade? Right: Freshman Heidi Metzger takes a break 
from a tour and enjoys the beautiful Wesleyan scenery which, as an Ambassador, she is proud to show 
off. Heidi was nominated as President of the Ambassadors in the fall and has helped the group in a 
number of events. 

Students come from New Hampshire, 
Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New 
York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New jersey, 
Ohio, and even China and Puerto Rico, for 
its name has reached through years and 
space. It is the college where one learns to 
live — where studies and life go one way 

This appeared in the forward of the 1943 Murmur- 
montis, "Wesleyan Is America." The students 
were proud of the wide variety of cultures served 
on their campus. 

Black Student Union- Front (L-R): Angelina Okyere. Micole Ehmann, Caprice Piltman, Rhashli Booth, 
John Braxton, Donte Williams, Stiakeya Hockett, Michelle Posey. Middle <L-R): Kara Dundas, Syreeta 
Jones, Shanova Banks, Tanya Jasper, Hope Dickerson, Carnice Day, Joann Maduro, Roneshia Stoutamire, 
Angel Williamson, India Williams, Ennls Alston, Dante Fiye. Bacit (L-R): Aaron Goodson, Georgette 
Petei^on, Maya Barnes, Kristal Turner. Trinetta Leake, LaCrystal Lewis, William Kelly. 

106 I Groups 


Pep Club- Front (L-R): LaCrystal Lewis, Joann Madura, Hope Dickerson, Jamei Williams, 
Takia Glover, Roneshia Stoutamire. Back (L-R): William Kelly, Maya Barnes, Teinetta Leake, 
Mariah Bibby, Syreeta Jones. Michelle Posey, Caprice Pittman, Shanova Banks, Camice Day. 

Wesleyan Ambassadors- Front (L-R): Melissa McHugh. Cnstine Bringenberg. Allison Quinn. Nicole 
Scaletta, Jason Martin. Sheila Golden, Gera Jochum. Katie Ball- Second fl_-R): rHicole Ehmann. Chrissy 
Pudieiner, Phil Hancock, Sarah Omdorff, Elizabeth Spedding, Chris Long, Dhondup Bhutia. Georgette 
Peterson. Third (L-R): Lisa Pitrolo, Tanya Jasper. Sharon Miner. Laura Dudek, Tammy Ronco, Georgia 
Hughes. Lori Alien, Carolyn Henley. Manual Luna. Stacie Wanner. Back (L-R): Mick Graham. Jerred Roth. 
Monica Norman. Andi Sutton. Tara McCartney, Karen Keller, Natalie Tilley. Samantha Stokes. Tom 
Glennon, Janna Derby. Sara Rieder 

Who were all the kids in matching shirts? They were the 
few, the proud, the Ambassadors — Wesleyan's newest vol- 
unteer organization. The group's purpose was to transfer its 
enthusiasm and college knowledge to prospective students. 
From preview days to hosting on Orange and Black day to 
regular tours, the Ambassadors were diligently working to 
inform campus visitors of the ins 
and outs of Wesleyan. 

The official purpose of the 
Ambassadors was to provide a 
working link between perspec- 
tive students and both the cur- 
rent student body and the Ad- 
missions Office. The 
Ambassadors were required to 

attend meetings, give personal tours, assist on Preview Days, 
and occasionally host overnight prospectives. Members had 
to meet GPA requirements, be in good standing with the 
college, and a have a deep interest in participation. 

Advisor Jennifer Verhagen and the Office of Admissions 
began the program with a mission to promote volunteerism 


within the Admissions Office. This year's officers, Heidi 
Metzger, Laura Dudek, Monica Norman, and Katie Ball, were 
elected in the fall by way of nomination. 

The main aspiration of the Ambassadors was to become 
firmly rooted among the school's organizations. Throughout 
the past year, several fundraisers were held, from selling 

Valentine carnations to hos- 
ting "Singled Out." In early 
March, several Ambassadors 
traveled to Kent State Univer- 
sity in order to frame a Consti- 
tution and gather some fresh 
ideas from Kent State's esta- 
blished regime. 

The Ambassadors Program 
has made extraordinary gains during the 1998-99 school 
year. Implemented just this year, the group went from an 
informal pizza party to a 50-plus collection of school leaders. 
The future is looking bright for this new, but ever growing 

International Student Organization- Front (L-R): Yusuke Hasegama. Marashilo Hosuka. Narayanan 
Srinivasan. Nikhil Patel, Laura May Sorkin. Lee Holt. Second (L-R): Hee-Jung Hong, Mirela Uhgureanu, Bo- 
In Min, Seung Han. Protima Advani, Dhondup Bhutia, Missa Crabbe. Minako Nakayama, Third (L-R): 
Ronald Klhlsnanl, Ji-Hyun Kim. Hyun Jin Kim, Kwon-Joong Ktm. Nickolal Nickolov, Chiyo Matsushita. 
Hitomi Kobayashl. Dobrina Stoilova, Stephen Rawjan. Olivia Cummins. Back (L-R); Ji Young Kim. Sherry 
Panthaki, Natasha White. Angelina Okyere. Masao Shimamura, Jun Fukutanj. Anastos Shkurti. 

Mortar Board- Front (L-R): Jay Martin. Maryanne Wameke, Allason Gates Georgia Hughes. 
Samantha Stokes. Jenna Piper. Middle (L-R): Katie Alexander. Jessica Gainer, Courtney Sill, 
Kelly Van Fossen. Tara Carey, Janelle Willery. Kimberly Link. Amy Thorp. Back (L-R): Kristi 
Lawrence. Kara Stump. Protima Advani, Tara Holtgrewe. Sonja Kemps. Kari Dickey. Colleen 

FCA- Front (L-R): Jennifer Schroyer, Sonja Kemps, Tara McCartney 
Back (L-R): Alisha Klocek. Bryan Baker. Joelle Rubino 

Loveshine- Front (L-R): Beth Posey, Devan Kessel, Andrea DiPietro, Dana Thompson, Alicia Hyiton, 
Trade Long, Saratieth Wilson. Second (L-R): Jamie Anl<rom, Jili Wiech, Bill Lizor, Matatie Green, Kip 
Plaisted, Melissa Crabtie, Tai Brown Third (L-R); Christopher Tweei. Chris Long, Maryann Wolfe, Amy 
Tenney, Jodi Daiton, Philip Austin, Todd Vincent. Robin Shugarts. Sarah Axton, Michael Schaefer Back (L- 
R): Jill Bowser, Amy Sencindiver, James Pond. Jeff Kees, Curt Wilkerson, Parag Chitnis, Erika Struss, Missy 
LautTer, Olivia Cummins, Katie Hillenbrand 

Loveshine is a Christian performance ministry that en- 
lightens others to the message of GocJ's love. The group was 
student organizeid this year as it has been in past years. The 
student leaders served as a worshipping body and provided 
support to all members when needed. Their direction was 
taken from Psalm 150, which spoke of praising the Lord 
with many instruments. 
Loveshine did just that; their 
message was spread through 
singing, dancing, and acting. 
Group members came from all 
over the G.S. and abroad. 

Loveshine had thirty-five dedi- 
cated members who toured all 
over West Virginia, as well as 

Pennsylvania, to share its message with people from all 
walks of life. Loveshine performances were held at various 
churches that welcomed the groups. Many of the churches 
also offered housing in parishioners' homes. During Thanks- 
giving break the students devoted four days to ministry in 
the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and in Pitcarin, 


Pennsylvania. They hosted four performances in three days 
and then traveled home to Wesleyan. It was a great ad- 
venture and an immense undertaking for the group as a 

In order to undertake the many tours, Loveshine had to 
hold several fundraisers to help cover the costs. One of its 

biggest fundraisers this year was 
"Pie A Professor" held in Alad- 
din one evening during dinner. 

The theme of the 1998-99 
season was "Is This Thing On?" 
The group set out to demon- 
strate to churches that some- 
times it is best to change the 
way things are instead of just 
being satisfied with the status quo. Loveshine portrayed this 
message through self-written skits, Christian songs, self- 
choreographed dance, and an array of technical additives. 
Loveshine was a group that invited anyone who wished to 
worship God to join, no matter what the talents. 

Chapel Choir- Front (L-R): Sarah Boucher, Evan Keeling, Jeff Gudzone. Alicia Hyiton, Dana Thompson, 
Brandon Moil. Second (L-R): Maryann Wolfe, Alvis Minor, devon Kessel, Anne Thornton, Michael Sniffen, 
Amanda Eakle, Philip Austin, Pete Thompson Third (L-R): Steven Howard, Jill EJowser, Shawn McShay, 
Amy Tenney, James Pond, Amy Sencindiver, Kip Plaisted, Bill Lizor, Natalie Green, Melissa Crabbe, Katie 
HitJenbrand, Andrea DiPietro, Back (L-R): Terry Fisher Lara Munley, Rebecca Frame. Sarah Grisham, Tal 
Brown, Missy Lauber. Keith Rowan, Jeff Kees. Jill Wiech. Jamie Ankrom. Dave Gilbert. Ian Carnaghan. 

Kappa Phi- Front (L-R): Amber Campbell. Chasity Pyle, Maralh BIbby, Jenny Woodrum. 
Laura Sorkln. Second (L-R): Becky Shippey. Marcie Treibitz. Megan Petretti, Maryanne 
Wolfe, Katie Le Gros. Christine Baker. Back (L-R): Jennifer Ends. Carrie Schrotfi. Melissa 
Triplett. Christina Wright, Holly Hartsfiorn. Joelle Rubino. Missy Lauber. 

Wesley Fellowship- Front (L*R): Stacie Wanner. Laura May Sorkin. Missy Lauber, Jeff Kees 

Intervarsity- Front (L-R): Melissa Harrington, Sheila Goden, Andrea DiPietro, Amanda Eakle Second (L- 
R): Tara McCartney. Donna Veach. Jeff Gudzune, Jen Martin. Carolyn Henley. Jason Robinson, Phillip 
Lemire, Elien Beckwith. Third (L-R); Robin Shugarts, Jada Carroll. Ehren Gross, Micah Sparacio, Janelle 
Willey, Stephen Ranjan. Olivia Cummins. Heather Thomson. Back (L-R): Dave Gilbert. Tai Brown, Pete 
Thompson. Lauren Ercolano. Missy Lauber. Keith Rowan, Laura Maysorkin. Christine Baker. 

Left: Music soloists Jeremy Hofer, Sarah Axton, and Sarabeth Wilson are performing the song 

Standing Outside the Fire" during a performance at Chapel Hill (Jnited Methodist Church. The group 

was invited to perform in place of the traditional Sunday morning service. Below: The 1998-99 

Loveshine tour got a little stressful at times. The group is being a little goofy this evening in an attempt 

to let off some stress during their last night in Pitcarin, Pennsylvania. 

Sigma Theta Epsilon- Front (L-R): Evan Keeling. Bryan Baker. Jeff Nuskanen. Michael Sniffen. Paul 
Daugherty. Second (L-R): Paul Chevalier. Jeff James. Janelle Willey. Martin Silverstrim. Matt Day. Todd 
Vincent. John Riffle. Third (L-R): Clifton Taylor, Christopher Tweel, Farrell Adkins. Shawn McShay. Keith 
Rown, Eric Foley. Kip Plaisted. Michael Schaefer. Phil A. Hancock, Alvis Minor. Back (L-R): Jeff Kees. 
Parag Chitnls. Craig Guide. Chad Burdette. Philip Austin. Chris Long. Jonathan Andrew. 

"Religious activities at Wesleyan have 
increased during the past year. At the 
completion of the Wesley Chapel, a 
new atmosphere spread across the 
campus. A new communication devel- 
oped between the clergy and the stu- 
dents. Religion has become a daily 
part of student life." 

This phrase appeared in the 1968 Murmur- 
montis after the first year of existence of 
Wesley Chapel. 

Groups 109 

Community Council- Front (L-R): Brandon Moll, Colleen Lenihan, Franki Parsons, Jennifer 
Simmons. Phil Hancock. Back (L-R): Deana Shirley. Georgia Hughes. Brandon Fox. Hickory 
Gateless, Samantha Stokes. 

Panhallenic- Front <L-R): Stephanie McCauley, Deana Shirley, Lori Cochran, Laura Scherler, 
Crystal Dennison. Back (L-R): Todd Biela, Megan Kurz. Jennifer Foreback. Amylyn Deres, 
Becca Rice, Dana Moore. Christina Littler. 

Below: SEA members Lori Cochran, Jen Mahoney, Justin Debbis, Liz Spedding, Debby Jones 
(advisor) and Amy Goodson are sharing their Christmas spirit with others. The group is making beaded 
candy canes with children in Holloway Lobby during Chnstmas on Campus. Right: Stephanie Cores 
works with some local girl scouts as part of Thinking Day, Several SEA members volunteered a 
Saturday afternoon to work with the girl scouts to learn about Girl Scout chapters around the world 
The event was held at Central Elementary School. 

A teacher builded a temple 

With loving and infinite care, Planning 

each arch with patience, 

Laying each stone with prayer. 

None praised the unceasing efforts 
None knew of her wondrous plan 
For the temple the teacher builded 
Was unseen by the eyes of man. 
~Author Unknown 

(appeared on dedication page of 1952 

Order of Omega- Front (L-R); Lori Cochran, Tara Carey, Georgia Hughes. Back (L-R): Mike 
Davis. Jay Martin, 

1 1 Groups 


Kappa Delta Pi- Front (L-R): Amy Goodson. Jennifer Mahoney. Back (L-R>: ISatalie Miland. 
Justin Debbis, Heather Thomson. 

Student Education Association- Front (L-R): Joann ^aduro. Jenny Davidson, Jennifer 
Mahoney. Amy Goodson. Ellen Becl^with. Stacy fSolan. Back (L-R): Debbie Jones (Advisor). 
INatalie Niland, John Riffle, June Klassen, Justin Debbis. Buddy Lint, Qizabeth Spedding. 
Heather Thomson. 

It was a busy year for Wesleyan's growing chapter of tfie 
Student Education Association. The organization was formed 
from many active education majors on Wesleyan's campus. 
SEA is a branch from the National Education Association that 
serves teachers across the country. As a member, the students 
received certain benefits including liability insurance to cover 
time spent in the classrooms. By 
joining the local chapter, students 
had the option of also becoming 
involved with WVSEA. 

The state chapter of this associa- 
tion planned a state wide confer- 
ence called Spring Fling. Spring 
Fling was held in April and several 
members of Wesleyan's chapter at- 
tended the fun weekend held in Charleston. This event was an 
annual event, which brought several lecturers in to give speech- 
es on pertinent topics in education. Sophomore Liz Spedding 
was president elect of the state chapter and senior Jen 
Mahoney sat on the state board this year. Liz's involvement in 
the chapter included the Connections Conference held in Phil- 


adelphia last November and a National Conference planned 
for the summer. 

The local chapter of SEA has stressed community in- 
volvement with children this year more than in past years. 
Though the traditional events of Christmas on Campus and 
Children's festival were held, the students participated in 

several first-time activities. 
Those new activities were Girl 
Scout's Thinking Day at Central 
Elementary School, Celebration 
of Dr. Seuss' birthday at Stock- 
ert Youth Center, and judging at 
the Odyssey of the Mind 
competition held at Wesleyan in 
A very special activity the group did this year was the 
hosting of a going away reception for esteemed professor Dr. 
Barbara Kean. Dr. Kean left the department in December to 
move closer to her family and because of her hard work and 
dedication to the students of education, SEA wanted to 
thank her and say good bye properly. 

Freshman Class- Front (L-R): Bill Lizor. Phil Hancock. Rachael Cantelli, Sara Rieder. Kyle 
Gooch, Nick Latta, Second (L-R): Cynthia Mullen. Alicia Stickel. Lonaine Oxender. Tara 
McCartney. Liz Sheppard. Emily Ames. Scott Bennett. Adrienne Mertz. Jennifer LaCroce. 
Back (L-R): Monica Morman, Jennifer LaMora, Lisa Pitrolo. Mugambi Kajogo. Evelyn 
Chojnachi. Andrew Sleeth, David Hardin. 

Special Activities Committee- Front (L-R): Allsa Lively. Tiffany Meely Back (L-R): Chris 
Long. Chad Burdette, Paul Chevalier. 

Groups 1 1 11 

Omicron Delta Kappa- Front (L-R): Kevin Wiliiams, Emily Hopta. Franki Parsons Sonja 
Kemps. Tara Carey. Second <L-R): Maryann Wolfe, Ailason Gates. Kristi Lawrence, Maryanne 
Warneke. Chett Pritchett, Jay Martin, Sarah Warehime. Back (L-R): Georgia Hughes, Terry 
isher, Jenna Piper, Jennifer Mafioney. Protima Advani, Janelte Willey. 

Kappa Pi- Front (L-R): Scott Kyle, Toria Avigliano, Tara Burdock. Second (L-R): Christina 
Littler, FSicole Smith, Leah Dillenback. Sara Shawger, Alicia Ankrom. Back (L-R): Amy Poole, 
Austin Boyd. Sean Maher, Travis Thompson. Stefan Selvoski, Andrew Jones. 

The inaugural year of Wesleyan's Outdoor Recreation 
Program proved to be a great success with students, as 
every trip of the whole year sold out within days of being 
announced. The program offered something for all nature 
lovers. Jared Luteran, head of the program, the year started 
with a hiking trip to Seneca Rocks with the Stockert Youth 
Center. College students and 
youngsters from the community 
were able to enjoy the beautiful 
view together from high atop 
Seneca Rocks. The next trip was 
Whitewater rafting down the 
New River, where roughly thirty 
students enjoyed the adventur- 
ous afternoon jaunt down the 

rapids. In late October, Dr. Rossbach lead a group of stu- 
dents on a nature walk/hike at Spruce Knob, the highest 
point in West Virginia. 

November 1, 1998 was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for 
horseback riding in the New River Gorge on a scenic over- 
look trail. The cold temperatures of mid-November meant it 


was time to go underground, approximately 350 feet under- 
ground! Scott Hollow Cave in Mystic Springs made for an 
extreme 6 1/2 hours of caving with 70 foot drops, and 
crystal blue spring lakes. The winter snow of January made 
it perfect for weekend getaways to Canaan Valley Ski Resort 
and day trips to Timberline Ski Resort during J-term. In 

March, the students spent a 
weekend in some beautiful cha- 
lets in Minden, WV where they 
rode horses, went hiking, and 
did some fishing. The spring rain 
and snow run off in April meant 
it was time for another adven- 
ture in the rapids with some Whi- 
tewater rafting down the New 
River. Finally, the year finished off with a camp- 
ing/climbing/rapelling trip in the New River Gorge. 

Luteran hopes next year will be just as exciting for outdoor 
fun and insures that there will be plenty more excursions for 
the outdoor expert or nature novice. 

Alpha Lamda Delta- Front (L-R): Jeff Kulinsky. Sarah Omdorff, Amanda Goins, Amber 
Close, Megan Walker, Melissa Clarke, hicole Smith, Katie Hillenbrand. Back (L-R): Amy 
.Sencindiver. Scott Kyle, Lora Hott, Christy Dawes. Joshua Barker, hikki Bode. Alisha Kiocek. 
Angie Klug. 

Beta Beta Beta- Front (L-R): Kelly VanFossen. Kari Dickey. Sarah Warehime. Ami Zatawski, 
Manssa Dye. Amy Thorp. Back (L-R): Jennifer Garrett. Courtney Sill, Carl Shrader. Jenna 
Piper. Angela Steve. Ailason Gates. 

Phi Kappa Phi- Front (L-R): Sonja Kemps. Georgia Hughes. Terry Fisher. Kimberly Untc. 
Back (L-R); Tara Hoitgrewe. Maryanne Wameke. Jandle Willey. 

Gamma Sigma Alpha- (L-R): Tara Carey. Georgia Hughes, Samantha Stokes. Jason Martin. 

Psi Chi- Front (L-R): Lori Wooddell. Heather ZaltRewski. Colleen Lenihan. Tara Hoitgrewe. 
Helen Lewis. Back (L-R): Su2anne Yaramishyn. Teresa Mirkovich. Carrie Shannon. Ja'me 
Tenney. Georgia Hughes. Joanne Sciiade. 

" the night time, in the dark 
there, in all the sleeping silence of 

the earth have we not heard the 

river, the rich immortal river, full ot 

its strange dark time?" 

by Thomas Wolfe 

The theme for the 1 948 Murmurmontis 
was "Changes in Time." Staffers used 
this poem by Thomas Wolfe to 
introduce each of their sections. 



Benzene Ring- Front (L-R): Tara Holtgrewe, Stacy Molan. Mandy Snodgrass. Back (L-R): 
Lora Holt, Josh Barker. Carl Shrader, Jenna Piper, Sarah Orndorff. 

Physics/Engineering Club- Front (L-R): Dr. Jeff Dunne, Andy Aurelio, Joshua Keave, Jane 
Schelbe. Jen Morris, Mick Graham, Ryan Rusiski. Back (L-R): Dr. Joseph Wiest, David Brown, 
Dr. Bert Popson, Parag Chitnis, David Hartley, Jay Martin, 

Below: SAI sisters Amy Thorpe and Amanda Eakle share a bonding moment at their winter formal. 
Amy is Amanda's big sister in the sorority. The sisters of Sigma Alpha lota host a music formal every 
winter for any student involved with a musical group. Right: Sigma Alpha lota President Jenna Piper 
discusses todays plans with Dr. Berkely Price, Dr. Price is the newest faculty member in the music 
department, but he has already become involved with the many music organizations including SAI, 

The Name Game 

People often ask, "Where did tiie yearbook get its 

Here is the answer... Murmurmontis stands for mur- 
mur of the mountains. It simply means the quiet 
moutains. The mountains are one of the trademarks 
of Wesleyan's existence. 

By the mountains near the river 

Murmuring lowly, murmuring ever 

-^POE (appeared in the 1961 



Alpha Psi Omega- Front (L-R): Josh Rollins. Karim Badwan. Stephanie Higham, Samantha 
Stokes, Maryann Wolfe, Back (L-R): Shane Pearce. George Jack. Emily Hopta. Lou Mahon, 
Erika Binniger. Larry Reed. 

1 1 4 Groups 

SMOW- Front (L-R): Jen Conley. Amy Custer. Lisa Reinhold. Christy Alkire. Kristen Hefdrick. Valerie 
Smith, Bethanie Green, Second (L-R); Erica Zimmemian, Melinda Wright, Kimberiy Kunzelman. Emily Von 
Oesen, Micole Angelone. Autumn Chenoweth, Rachael Bury, Rachel Woodruff, Stephanie Clark, Nicole 
Krijsec, Back (L-R): Chad Miller. Jennifer Johnston, Jennifer Garrett, Heather Ferrelra. Usa Wlttmeyer. 
Leah Yertzell, Emily Brinker, Micheie Gardner. 

Nurse's Christian Feliowsllip- Front (L-R): Jennifer Garrett. Ginger Wolgemuth. Valerie 
Smith. Baclc (L-R); Micfiele Gardner, Emily Brinker. Amy Custer. Chad Miller. 

Sigma Alpha lota is the National Women's Music Honor- 
ary here at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The local chap- 
ter, Zeta Eta, has been on this campus for twenty-six years. 
This past year, it was un(der the leadership of senior Jenna 
Piper. The Zeta Eta Chapter was foun(de(d by Professor 
Caroline Dees, the former province officer. The current 
province officer is Phyllis 
Tremper. As a National Organ- 
ization, the Zeta Eta chapter 
meets with other chapters in its 
province at least once a year. 
This past year a few of the sis- 
ters travelle(d to Kentucky to 
meet with other SAI chapters 
from Kentucky and West Vir- 

As a musical group, each semester the members perform 
musicals (recitals) on campus. The spring musical had an Ail- 
American theme, which focused on the compositions of 
American composers. Other musicals that were presented 
included a variety of traditional and contemporary com- 


posers. The musicals were held in Loar Hall Auditorium and 

were open to the campus and surrounding community. 
In the spring, the group sponsored a recital featuring 

Professor Berkely Price on clarinet, and his mother, Mrs. 

Deon Price, composer and pianist. SAI sisters also assisted in 

the set up, sales, and clean up for the Ladysmith Black 

Mambazzo performance. 

This year's formal was a suc- 
cess. All musical groups on cam- 
pus were invited to the fifties 
theme dance held in Loar Hall 
Auditorium. The sisters joined 
forces with Phi Mu Alpha, the 
men's music honorary, to host 
Dinner at the Pops. The event 

was held at Chapel Hill (JMC in Buckhannon where the 

spaghetti dinner and concert were open to the community. 

With the success of that event the sisters hope to make it an 

annual event. 

The spring pledge class, under the leadership of Tisha 

McCray, brought fresh talent and hopes of future successes. 

Sigma Alplia Iota- Front (L-R): Laura May Sorkin, Kan Dickey, Tisha McCray, Maryann 
Wolfe. Stephanie Wlnes(advisor). Second (L-R); Amy Thorp, Sherry Panthaki, Autumn 
Burgess. Carrie Schroth. Bacli (L-R): Terry Fisher. Lara fSunley. Rebecca Frame. Missy 
Lauber. Jenna Piper. 

Murmurmontis- Front (L-R): Nancy Porter (advisor). Stacy Molan. Laura May Sorkin. Nicole 
Scaletta. Bacli (L-R); Alvis Minor, Kristi Lawrence. Grace Reville, Alisha Sinlth. Katie 

Groups 1 1 5 


Sports came to West Virginia Wesleyan 
College in 1902. In its beginning there were 
only three coaches for all of the sports teams. 
With financial difficulties, these three coaches 
had to take on the task of a new team every 
time the college wanted to form a new sport. 
Wesleyan 's athletic program has made great 
strides since those days. The 1999 athletic 
program included 1 5 intercollegiate sports, 
several club teams, and multiple intramural 
teams. Not only was there a coach for each 
team, but there were several assistant coaches 
and graduate assistants within the athletic 

Sports teams at Wesleyan became a focus of 
great pride within the community. Several 
students gained national recognition in their 
efforts, including several women who were 
recognized in Charleston for their 
contributions to aspiring female athletes in 
the state of West Virginia. 

The role of an athlete and a student was 
often hard to balance, but Wesleyan's athletes 
accepted the challenges and excelled in both 
their academics and their athletic abilities, 
thus distinguishing the college. 

Above: Women's basketball firsi came lo Wesleyan in 1 903 and ils team was 
only made of six girls. Those gitis are proud to display their first game ball. 
This team was the fust of only three sports which were initiated in 1902. 
Wesleyan's learn has ceitainly grown in size since those days. 

"Practicing football where 

McCuskey, Doney, and Fleming 

Halls are now located." 

—Robert Reger 34 

' ^ m W* <^ift fit — 


"Above: The team of 1912 is the pride of West Virginia Wesleyan College. 
To this day the sc)Liad of 1912 can still claim to be the only team in die stale 
of West Virginia to beat West Virginia University. Over the years, the 
uniforms have changed and the ])raciice Melds have moved, but the spirit of 
football still remains (jn Wesleyan's campus. 

Above Inset: Afrim Ficic attempts to 
help teammate Rune Thuestad keep the 
ball a^^'av from their opponent. Junior 
Thuestad was the leading scorer for Wes- 
levan this year. Left: The Ladv 'Cats are 
having a time out pep talk. The girls 
played hard all season and were strong 
contenders in the W\'IAC tournament. 

Sports 1 1 7 

Above: Sophomore runner Amy Wil- 
liams takes the first hill at the Bobcat 
Classic. The Cats took first at the Classic 
and first in the conference meet. Williams 
finished up 12th in the conference with a 
time of 21:08- 



Back to back is what the men's and women's cross-country 
teams were going for this season in their quest to defend their 
duo-conference crowns. The women's team was on a hunt for its 
fourth WVIAC Championship. The Lady 'Cats were nearly flaw- 
less, placing five in the top six runners. Senior Sara Walker 
finished 1st and captured her fourth straight all-conference award 
and her first Runner of the Year award. Junior Jenni Jagerman 
placed 3rd in her first ever conference meet with a time of 20:09. 
Freshman Kristen Magyar and sophomore Jennifer Hartnett ear- 
ned their first ever all-conference plaque finishing 4th and 5th 
respectively. Senior Heather Zakrzewski earned her second all- 
conference award. The women's team was the first WVIAC team 
to be ranked nationally and finished up regionally in 9th place in 
Slippery Rock, PA. The men's cross-country team hoping to add 
a second conference banner to its name fell a few points shy of a 
first place. Finishing second behind conference rivals Wheeling 
Jesuit the 'Cats finished four in the top ten, Adam Brantner (4th), 
Kevin Williams (8th), Bob Flanigan (9th) and Patrick Doyle (10th). 
Coach Skiles, in his seventh year at Wesleyan said, "I'm very 
proud of the men's team. We had four all-conference runners this 
year, with only two last year." The Bobcats finished up in 12th 
place at the regionals. Coach Jesse Skiles has many young 
prospects to help carry this winning team into the next century. 

Above: Sophomore Craig hething and 
junior Patrick Doyle run in the Bobcat 
Classic, The 'Cats took first at the Classic 
and second in the conference, Doyle ear- 
ned his first-ever All-WVIAC award re- 
cording a 10th place finish in the confer 
ence meet. 

Time • Out 



Davis and Elkins 



Bobcat Classic 



East Regional 



Davis and Elkins 



Bobcat Classic 



East Regional 










Above: Bobcat runners rSick 
Champagne. Juan Phillips, 
Kevin Williams, and Will Hun- 
ter compete at the Bobcat 
Classic. Williams. Champagne 
and Hunter finished in the top 
twenty with Williams taking 
8th and All-WVIAC honors, 
along with teammate Adam 
Brantner (4th). Bob Flanigan 
(9th) and Patrick Doyle (10th), 
Right: Lady Bobcat runners 
Jenni Jageman, Heather 
Zakrzewski, and Kristin Mag- 
yar compete at the Bobcat 
Classic, All three earned All- 
WVIAC honors: Magyar (4th), 
Zarkzewski (6th) and 
Jageman (3rd) along with 
their teammates Sara Walker 
(1st) and Jen Hartnett (5th), 

118 X-Country 





What has 



meant to 


"It has given me a lot of oppor- 
tunites. I have enjoyed running 
under Coach Skiles." 

-Sara Walker ('99) 


Front(L-R): Sara Walker, Erika Ryan, Valerie Smith, Amy Williams, Jennifer Hartnett, Jennifer 
Jageman. Back(L-R): Head Coach Jesse Skiles, Kara Dundas, Kristen Magyar, Emily Strother, 
Heather Zakrzewski, Melissa Wood, Meghan Shriver. 

Front (L-R): Kevin Williams, Juan Phillips, Luke Federspiel, Nick Champagne. Derek Finegan, 
Chris Sappey, Steve Jozik Back(L-R): Head Coach Jesse Skiles, Phillip Parsons, Justin Gaither, 
Craig Mething, Adam Branther, Jason Black, Bob Flanagan, Patrick Doyle. William Hunter. Asst. 
Coach Sara Walker. 


What has 



meant to 


"The opportunities to apply iiu- 
man qualities witliout protec- 
tion or support," 

~Kent Carpenter ('63) 




'.^^^^^^^^|l <^^^ 

Front Row (L-R): Paul Fatigate, Roman Slater, Derrick Oillis, Marcus Jackson, Troy Garner, 
Kelvin Young, Ray Ross, Pat Heffley, Chris Stewart, Jason Nicewarner, Scott Gasper, Mike 
Davis, Airmart Queen. Kenyarte Robertson Second Row (L-R): Sean Heffley, Joseph 
Langham, Darian Iverson, Todd Reynolds, Jason Greene, John Goodall, Gashar Dixon, Damon 
Burman, Renard Whitfield, Rico Poole Third Row (L-R): Rob Randall, Chris Morgan, Mike 
Grippo, Almonese Boyles, Moah Mumaw, Brian Vance, Carlos Putney, Richard Malcolm, Josh 
Ray, James Hunt, Willie Ford, Michael Kramer Fourth Row (L-R): Toney Padilla, Allen 
Campbell, Carman Faieta. Dante Williams, Dan Spears, Justin Valleau, Jason Dawson, Ed 
Mathews, Brayton Matheson, Jay Jones, Ryan Agoney. Keith Kuziora Fifth Row (L-R): Ryan 
Schauer, David Ward. Ron Degory, Ryan Blizzard. Tim Spivey, David Edwards, William 
Dempster, Bjom Tobey. Kevin Tichnel, Troy Shifano, Marty Padula Back Row (L-R): Kelvin 
Dunham, Zack Kilburn, Jason Saxon, Mathan Hassett, John Graham, Clifford Exantus, Don 

Wesleyan football 
enthusiasts have 
something to look 
forward to with 
next season as the 
Bobcats celebrate 
their 1 00th year of 
football. Pictured 
are D. Tenney and 
Charlie Emery 
members of the 
team of 1961. 

Above: Senior quarterback Scott 
Gasper looks down field for a re- 
ceiver. Gasper selected as first 
team all-conference threw for over 
6,500 yards, had 68 touchdowns. 
453 completions and had an over- 
all completion percentage of 58 1 
percent- The graduating senior 
will be missed for his on and off 

J / ^ the field leadership as well as his 

■^ _A» ^ offensive prowess. 

* • Left: Junior running back Mike 

Grippo dives across the Concord 
line to gain a first down. Grippo 
provided Wesleyan with a solid 
running attack gaining 737 yards 
this season on only 155 carries. 
He proved himself to be a reliable 
and productive force in the back- 



Mever give up. That was the statement the Bobcat football 
team made this season after taking a slow 5-0 start and turning 
up the heat to finish the conference 4-6. With wins over 
conference power Fairmont and a 76-6 routing of WV Tech, 
the NCAA's second highest game score in history, the 'Cats 
showed their determination. The 'Cats were lead offensively by 
senior quarterback Scott Gasper and defensively by senior 
linebacker Zach Kilburn. Gasper, breaking every school passing 
record, threw for a total of 208.4 yards per game, 68 touch- 
downs and 453 completions. Gasper and sophomore Don 
Jackson were WVIAC first team all-conference selections. The 
'Cats were lead defensively by junior nose guard Jason Dawson 
and sophomore tackier Almonese Boyles who finished with a 
conference leading 103 tackles. The Cats were lead offensively 
by receivers sophomore David Edwards and junior Jason 
INicewarner, who between them averaged 108.5 yards a re- 
ception, and running back Mike Grippo who averaged 73.3 
yards a game on carries. Showing what they can do by the end 
of the season's performance, the Bobcats were making pow- 
erful strides to becoming another Wesleyan winning tradition. 

ime • Out 

Slippery Rock 

Indiana CJ of PA 

Catawba, NC 



WV State 

W. Liberty State 


Fairmont State 
























Above: Sophomore wide receiver Dave 
Edwards oins the bail past a Concord 
defender. Wesleyan defeated Concord 
35-28- Football games give students a 
time to relax in between studies and to 
cheer on their home team- 

Above: Senior Sean Heffley mns the ball 
into the endzone for a Wesleyan touch- 
down in its game against Concord. Hef- 
fley was part of a starting line that retur- 
ned several seniors for their final season 
with the Bobcats. 

Football ! 121 

Above: Junior Rune Thuestad kicks the 
ball past the Shippensburg defender. 
Thuestad had 26 goals this season, just 
shy of the Wesleyan record of 29 He was 
honored with his third all-conference 
award and lead the conference In scoring. 



A strong end to the season gave Wesleyan the momentum it 
needed going into the conference championship against rival 
University of Charleston. CJC has faced Wesleyan five straight 
years in the title match without a victory and the Bobcats didn't 
disappoint in '98. Squeaking through a 3-2 overtime thriller the 
Bobcats prepared for what would be a championship close all the 
way to the buzzer. Going through 25 minutes of overtime the 
'Cats finally secured their championship crown when freshman 
Kyle Caler buried the go ahead winner. Due to their early season 
losses the 'Cats did not earn a NCAA bid to advance to nationals 
for the first time in three years. Overcoming the season with 
offense was the Bobcat leading scorer Rune Thuestad who with 
his 57 points gained him the scoring crown and his third all- 
conference honor. First team honors also went to junior Kale 
Bushmeyer and Geir Stabaek, second team went to John Wehrle 
and senior Giuseppe Dorini and honorable mentions went to 
senior Dane Street and sophomore Matt Donnelly. The com- 
petition will continue to get tougher and more intense. With the 
experience gained and young prospects it looks as though the 
'Cats are prepared for the tough road ahead. 

Above: Senior Dane Street heads the ball 
in against the opposing Shippensburg de- 
fender. Wesleyan defeated Shippensburg 
4-0 in this game. Street and sophomore 
Matt Donnelly earned honorable mention 










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Above: Freshman Afrim Fi- 
cic kicks the ball away from 
the defender- The Bobcats de- 
feated their rival University of 
Charleston for a fifth year In a 
row to take the conference 

Right: Brian Ferguson belts 
the ball towards one of his 
Bobcat teammates- With 
changes coming in the MCAA 
the Cats look like a strong 
candidate, with young and 
raw talent for a successful fu- 

122 Men's Soccer 


What has 

meant to 


"It's a family that has hel- 
ped me mature and learn 
basic things." 

'-Nambiri Bastos ('99) 

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Front Row (L-R): Justin Kilby, Mollis Struck. Nick Jennings, J. Cuda. Stephen Oliver. J. Cuda. 
Pat Miday. Armando Garcia, Afrim Ficic Second Row (L-R): Ryan Jeian. Gabe Donnelly. Brian 
Kotowicz. Kyle Caler. Jarred Fox, Todd Hoch. Chip Pettit Back Row (L-R): Gavin Donaldson 
(head coach). Sean McDougall, John Wehrle. Brian Ferguson. Nambiri Bastos, Dane Street, Geir 
Stabaek, Chris McMaster, Giuseppe Dorini, Kale Bushmeyer, Rune Thueslad, Jeff Cook (assistant 

i^«- ' ?1 

Members of the Wesleyan soccer team of 
1984-85. Derrick Leeson (class of '87) and 
Paul Willis (class of 88) fielped win the first 
two national championships. The two along 
with another teammate were all from Mew 
Castle. England and are members of the Hall 
of Fame. 


What has 


meant to 


"As one of the first players in the 
program, I have seen the team at 
its worst and at its best. As a 
coach it's my life and it means a 
lot to me to see it grow and 

~ Linda Bauer ( '95) 

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Front Row (L-R): Miranda Peters, Stacy Papamichael, Melissa Dunn, Jean-Marie Monroe, Lies! 
Nuss. Wendy Yingling, Kate Zavada, Kristine Martinsen, Qabrielle DeBello, Jessica Vosseteig, 
Brandee INorris Back Row (L-R): Linda Bauer (head coach), Meghan Brennan, Vanessa Little, 
Claudia Heim, Frani Margolis, Jessie Englehardt, Juli Hanrath, Becky Mash, Madeleine Thompson, 
Kellie Klingensmith, Jamie Howser, Lisa Accardi (assistant coach) 

1992 Wesleyan soccer team member Tara 
Dejmal kicks the ball past her opponent. The 
women's soccer team first started in '89 with 
a 2-12 record. Hard to believe that today only 
ten years later the women's team has im- ] 
proved to national runners-up and defending 
conference champs. 






Above:Lady Cat Anna Dodd 
runs the ball past the Marietta 
defender. The Lady Cats, in 
only their second year under 
Head Coach Linda Bauer, ear- 
ned a national tournament bid 
for a second year in a row. 
Left: Sophomore Brandee 
rSorris kicks the ball through 
the legs of her Concord de- 
fender. Gaining nine fresh- 
men, the Lady Cats started 
no less than five throughout 
the season with four of them 
gaining all-conference honors. 



Who believes in rebuilding years when you have the kind of year 
the Lady Bobcats soccer team had? Winning conference for a 
second year in a row and making it to the first round of nationals 
before losing to Ashland at home, the 'Cats showed that youth 
didn't neccessarily mean inexperience. Second year coach Linda 
Bauer lead her young squad to a (13-3-2) record and earned 
WVIAC Coach of the Year honors. Finishing up her last year, All- 
American Juli Hanrath finished the season with 13 goals and 7 
assists which were team leaders in both categories. Hanrath 
graduates Wesleyan with a school record of 59 goals and was the 
WVIAC Player of the Year for a second straight year. The three 
remaining Bobcat seniors Jesse Englehardt, Becky Nash, and 
Pam Gale were all named first-team All-WVIAC. Starting no less 
than five freshmen throughout the season, three were given all- 
conference honors. First team went to Wendy Yingling, goalie 
Claudia Heim, and second team honors went to LiesI Nuss, 
Kristine Martinsen and sophomore goalie Brandee fSorris. A 
strong and young squad will return for the '99 season and if this 
year was any measure of what the next three will be, then these 
Bobcats will excel well into the future. 




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Above: Senior All-American 
Juli Hanrath moves past her 
defender from Shippensburg. 
Hanrath leaves behind a lega- 
cy when she graduates. She is 
not only the conference's all- 
time leading scorer but was 
also named the WVIAC Player 
of the Year for two years in a 
row. along with being given 
all-conference honors three 
years in a row. 

Above: Freshman mid-heidtr 
Melissa Dunn travels past her 
defenders on route to another 
Wesleyan goal. Melissa was 
one of several freshmen star- 
ters for the Lady Bobcats this 
season. She has certainly let 
her opponents know she is 

Women's Soccer 125 

Above: Third singles player Brooke 
Campbell slams the ball over the net on 
her way to another regular season victo- 
ry. She finished up the season with a 14-0 
undefeated record in singles play and 
doubles, along with her partner Susan 



The young netters returned in the '98 season to defend their '98 
title. Starting off with a bang the 'Cats collected 11 straight 
conference victories, dropping only 2 of 96 matches through the 
run. The only loss of the season came to conference rivals West 
Liberty in a 5-4 Hilltopper victory. The Lady 'Cats entered 
tournament time determined to upset their rivals. Seven of the 
nine final matches were between West Liberty and Wesleyan. 
However, the only Hilltopper defeat came in the number 6 
doubles match when Mary Ann Narutowicz defeated West Lib- 
erty's Kelli Epperly in straight sets. Many netters had a strong 
regular season. Brooke Campbell and Mary Ann Narutowicz 
ended the regular season with an undefeated record while Susan 
Harris, Dawn Vighetti and Aubryn Falk ended the season with 
only one loss. Finishing up with an over-all record of 15-1, the 
young netters showed that they are a definite threat for the 
conference title down the road. 

Above: Susan Harris is showing off her 
ballet techniques as she goes airborne. 
Mumber one singles player Susan is about 
to take out the ball her opponent has 
launched at her. 







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Above: Dawn Vighetti yive^ j 
high five to her doubles part 
ner Kathleen Klouse after a 
lough ralley. The two posted 
remarkable end of season 
stats. They finished 12-1 in 
doubles play. 

Right: Kathleen Klouse is 
ready for action as she pre- 
pares to return the ball to her 
opponent, Kathleen was the 
number two singles for the 
Bobcat ladies this season. 

126 Women's Tennis 


What has 

meant to 


"We always worked hard as a 
team to achieve common goals. 
It's been fun and it will be hard to 
leave behind." 

~ Susan Harris ('99) 

Front Row (L-R): Brooke Campbell, Deanna Shirley. Aubryn Falk. Ila Hiserman. Katie Sheridan 
Back Row (L-R): Mary Ann rHarutowicz. Susan Harris, Jimmie Jordan. Kathleen Klouse. Dawn 

Left: April Phillips. Sarah 
Lewis, and Ann Bazo are 
three members of Wesley- 
an's 1988 women's tennis 
team. In 1988 Coach 
Smith led the Lady Cats 
to finish an undefeated 
season. The team has 
gone into the Wesleyan 
history books. 



What has 



meant to 


"Wesleyan volleyball personifies the 

true meaning of student/athlete. It's 

a rich tradition of hard work, 

determination, respect and 

accomplishment. ' ' 

~Head Coach Jaime Gordon 

Front Row (L-R): Katie Dreisbach, Meghann Dix, Cristina Adams, Gretchen Zechman, Krsita 
Poole, Rachel Kadlick, Sarah Acton . Maria Spurgeon Back Row (L-R): Jaime Gordon(head 
coach), Liz Lurz, Amy McCall, Meigan Todd, Jenny Zipf, Jenny Salness, Maari Thall, Kevin 
Espinoza (assistant coach), Doug Branch (grad. ass't) 

Pictured left is Wesley- 
an's first ever Wom- 
en's volleyball team. It 
was established in 
1985 under the coach- 
ing direction of Kathy 
Haas. Since then the 
team has gone on to 
win eight conference 
championships and 
has created a long 
standing tradition of 
pride on the Wesleyan 

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Above: Junior outside hitter 
Jenny Zipf attacks the ball 
during a home match against 
Glennville State. Zipf was se- 
lected as first team all- 
conference and lead the team 
in kills and service aces. She. 
along with freshman Sarah 
Acton, will captain the Cats 
■99 season hopes- 
Right: Head Coach Jaime 
Gordon instucts the players 
during a time-out. Gordon in 
his third year of coaching has 
lead the Lady Cats to two 
conference championships. 
The '98 season will be Gor- 
don's last year at Wesleyan as 
he leaves to take another 
coaching fxjsition at the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky. Gordon 
will be missed for his coaching 
on and off the court. 


it Up 

A rollarcoaster year, that's what it was for the Lady Bobcat 
volleyball team as it compiled a 22-9 record but fell short of the 
conference championship, ending its seven year streak. The 
Bobcats started out the season with nine straight victories before 
dropping its first match to defending regional champion Edinbor- 
ro. Head Coach Jaime Gordon believes that the '98 season will 
serve as motivation for his young team. "There is a great sense of 
determination among the players. They are not going to let this 
team fall short next year," he said. The Bobcats were lead 
offensively by junior outside hitter Jenny Zipf who was named to 
the all-WVIAC first team and lead the 'Cats with 462 kills and 79 
service aces. Taking over the setting position was first year 
freshman Sarah Acton who led the netters with 1 1 .27 assists per 
game and was named an all-conference second teamer. The 'Cats 
were lead defensively by sophomore outside hitter Katie Dreis- 
back who notched 386 digs and was given honorable mention 
honors, as well as freshman middle Maari Thrall who lead the 
Cats in blocks with 63. Senior middle hitters Amy McCall and 
Meigan Todd were awarded all-conference second team and 
honorable mention honors. McCall finished her Wesleyan career 
ranked third all-time with 293 blocks. The Lady Bobcats are 
returning six starters and with the valuable experience gained will 
be a definite force to be reckoned with in the future. 








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Above: The Lady Bobcat volleyball team 
members congratulate each other after a 
hard fought point. The netters were lead 
by captains Amy McCall and Meigan 
Todd, as well as other senior Christina 
Adams. McCall finished her career ranked 
third in blocks. 

Above: Freshman middle hit- 
ter Maari Thrall digs the ball as 
Jenny Zipf sets up the of- 
fense. Wesleyan had a young 
team this season, starting two 
freshman, two seniors, one 
sophomore and three juniors. 

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What has 



mean to 


"It helped me to understand the 
meaning of commitment and 
loyalty, an understanding of 
working together and managing 
differences to achieve a goal." 
~ Cesar Mesa ('99) 


Back Row (L-R) Asst. Coach Tim Marrow, Justin Echols, Joe Woejtyiko, Jason Westfall, Lee 
Ross, Julius Belle, Damien Jackson, Manager Jason Black, Asst. Coach John Krikorian Front 
Row (L-R) Robert Kelly, Aaron Yates, Kendall Ellis. Rhashii Booth, Head Coach Charlie Miller, 
Cesar Mesa, Nordii Qobern, Judd Lori 

Bobcat basketball alunnnus Gary 
Hess (60), shows off his all- 
tournannent trophy. Gary Hess was 
a basketball player at Wesleyan 
from 1956-1960 and he helped 
coach the Bobcats from 1974- 

Above: Freshman guard Damien 
Jackson fakes out his Alderson- 
Broaddus defender. Jackson hel- 
ped the Bobcats late season 
threat by averaging 12 points p>er 
game. 5.3 rebounds, and 84.3% 
from the line. Jackson earned 
himself a spot on the all- 
toumament team in Charleston. 
Left: Head Coach Chariie Miller 
talks to his players at half-time. 
With 1 1 retuming players, includ- 
ing four starters, the Bobcats 
should be a dominant force next 
season for the WVIAC crown. 



The Bobcat hoopsters finished their 1998-99 campaign in 
dramatic fashion. The Bobcats won four out of their last six 
games, earning a spot in the WVIAC tournament. In the first 
round, the Bobcats defeated WV State, 65-53, enabling them 
to advance against nationally ranked Fairmont State. The 
Bobcats fought hard, but came up short with a loss of 67-76, 
giving them an overall season record of 10-17. Kendall Ellis, a 
junior guard, led the Bobcats in scoring with an impressive 15.2 
points per game. Ellis earned 2nd team All-WVIAC honors. 
Jason Westfall, a sophomore forward, compiled a total of 192 
rebounds in the season, averaging 7.1 boards per game, and 
also averaging 12.3 points per game. Freshman heroics earned 
guard Damien Jackson a spot on the 1999 all-tournament 
team in Charleston. Jackson averaged 5.3 rebounds and 12 
points per game. Jud Lori, a freshman guard, provided the 
Bobcats with a deep threat, shooting 34.3 percent from long 
range and averaging 7.8 points per game. Joe Wojtyiko, a 
junior forward, was ranked third in blocks and contributed 4.1 
points per game. With 1 1 returning players, including four 
starters, the Bobcats valuable tournament experience should 
enable Weslyan to compete, again, for the WVIAC title. 





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Above: Sophomore forward Jason 
Westfall goes up for a lay-up over his 
defenders. Westfall lead the Cats in 
rebounds with 7. 1 per game, combin- 
ing to give him a total of 192 total 
rebounds. He also was second in scor- 
ing with 12.3 per game. 

Above: Junior guard Kendall Ellis drives 
past his Glenville defender. Ellis lead the 
team in scoring with an impressive 15.2 
points per game as well as recording 5.5 
rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Ellis 
was named to the second team All- 

Men's Basketball 







Above: Freshman point guard An- 
drea Gianni keeps the ball away from 
her Glenville defender. Gianni taking 
over the point guard role lead the 
team in assists with 120. steals with 
78. and was second best in rebounds 
with 148. 

Above: Junior Tammi Adams goes 
up for a shot against her AB op- 
ponent. Adams, filling in for the in- 
jured Shana Williams, ended the sea- 
son with the second highest shooting 
percentage of 51.6. 



You take a rookie coach, half a bench full of untested fresh- 
men, an all-conference sophomore and a handful of veterans 
who suddenly find themselves in quick and determined leader- 
ship roles. What do you get? If your answer was anything less 
than the school's third best team you'd be wrong. In fact, the 
98-99 women turned a 9-19 previous year record into an 18- 
1 0, NCAA Division II playoff caliber club that was stopped only 
in the final seconds of the conference playoff. Bobcat junior 
Julie Fregetto quickly became the recognized premiere post 
player in the league as evidenced by her 1999 WVIAC Player of 
the Year honor and second consecutive first-team all- 
conference selection. Second on the team in scoring was senior 
guard Amanda Rafferty, who also led the team in free throw 
percentage, dropping 28 of 34 for a 82.4% average. Junior post 
player Tammi Adams ended the season with the team's 
second best field goal percentage (5 1 .6) Under the wing of new 
coach Joanna Bemabei, next year bodes well for the talented, 
versatile Bobcats whose 1999 slogan was "intensity." The 
'Cats success this season makes "intensity" seem more than 
merely a slogan. Intensity appears to be part of what defined 
the West Virginia Wesleyan women's basketball team this year 
and for many years to follow. 




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Above: Junior point guard Jamie 
Jones dnves past her Bethany 
college defenders on her way 
down court. 

Right: Junior post player Julie 
Fregetto tears a rebound from her 
Glenville defenders, Fregetto esta- 
blished herself as a pivotal point 
on the team racking up 20.5 
points per game. 300 rebounds, 
and a field goal percentage of 
57.3 earning her the honor of be- 
ing named All-American. 


Women's Basketball 


What has 
meant to 

"Sacrificing everything you 

have to focus on your team. 

It's not only representing 

yourself, but also your 

family, your team, and your 


~ Head Coach Joanna 


Back Row (L-R): Asst. Coach Kelly Stutz, Kelly Howe, student athletic trainer Kim Peterson, 
Stacy Snyder, Manager Edith Higgins, Julie Fregetto, Head Coach Joanna Bernabei Middle 
Row: Erica Potter, Jamie Jones, Christina Jost, Amanda Rafferty, Jessica Dean, Bridget 
Forsythe Front Row: Tamml Adams, Sarah Meredith, Andrea Gianni, Susan Gardner, Shana 
Green, Shelly Williams 

Wesleyan's women's t>asketball has , 
been around for a while and the lady 
'Cats will make it strong, well into the ^ 
next millenium. The first women's IJ, 
basketball team came to Wesleyan in fi 
1903. Today, with a new coach and VV 
strong group of younger and older k «• 
players the 'Cats are destined for sue- ^_ 
cess and making history. ''' 



What has 



meant to 


"Wesleyan swimming lias 

given me a second family, a 

iiome away from home, 

and the chance to prove 

that I can succeed." 

~ Stacy Brown ('99) 

Front Row: Coach Denton Quick, Carolyn Tourtillotte, Emily Learner, Cathy Alt, Amiee 
Campanicki, Jenn Watts Middle Row: Stacy Brown, Mary Alice Bird, Kelly Van Fossen 
Back Row: Nina Manley. Almee Yingling, Tina Grof, Shannon McKinney 


i^^ont Row: Coach Denton Quick, Justin Carlson, Kyle Gooch: Mike Vaillette, Jeff Carlson, 
iH^^ve Klink Middle Row: Dave Hanson, John Braxton. Eric Schmid Back Row: Alex 
^---MBtaifnas. Barry George, Ben Goodwin, Matt Dammond 

Above: Wesleyan senior swim- 
mers receive their much deserved 
recognition during the conference 
championships- The women's 
team graduates three seniors 
while the mens team will lose five 

Left: Winning their third confer- 
ence championship and bringing 
home the Bluegrass Invitational 
Championship, the Wesley an 
women's team takes a moment to 
show off the trophy. The trophy is 
a symbol of all their hardwork this 



After months of early morning practices, short breaks, injuries, 
sickness, and shaved bodies Wesleyan swimmers traveled to 
the Bluegrass Mountain Conference/WVIAC dual conference 
championship. The women's team took home its third con- 
ference crown in the past four years. Kelly Van Fossen, Cathy 
Alt, and Shannon McKinney placed 3rd, 5th and 6th re- 
spectively in the 500-yard freestyle. In the 400-yard individual 
medley. Van Fossen placed 4th, with Nina Manley, Jenn 
Watts, and Aime Yingling finishing in the top 15. Tina Grof 
placed 4th in the 200-yard backstroke, Amie Capanicki placed 
1st in the 100-yard backstroke, Alt placed 2nd in the 100-yard 
fly and 4th in the 200-yard fly. In the 100-yard freestlye, Mary 
Alice Bird stepped up to finish 4th, Carolyn Tourtilotte placed 
8th, and Emily Leamer finished 16th. Senior Stacy Brown 
dominated the water by placing 1st in the 100-yard and 200- 
yard backstroke and earning her second consecutive All- 
America honor by placing at the NCAA Division II Nationals. 
The eight member men's team ended up placing 6th out of 
eleven teams. Matt Dammond placed 1st in the 100-yard 
breaststroke and 2nd in the 200-yard breaststroke, Dave Klink 
finished 3rd in the 400-yard individual medley, Ben Goodwin 
and Jeff Carlson placed 4th and 8th in the 500-yard freestyle. 
Goodwin placed 5th in the 100-yard backstroke and freestyle. 
Brian and Barry George, Kyle Gooch, and Carlson placed in the 
800-yard freestyle relay and in their indivdual events. 

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Above: Wesleyan s women's swim team 
takes a moment out to show off their 
muscles. The women's team has won 
conference three out of four years. Bob- 
cat swimmer Stacy Brown was once 
again named ail-American. 

Above: Wesleyan junior Emily Leamer 
and freshman Justin Carlson take a 
breather during the conference swim 

Swimming 135 

Above: Junior Jason Nicewamer stops 
on third base as one of his teammates 
runs for second. Micewamer is a third 
baseman for the Bobcats. 

Above: Junior Ben Gerkin is greeted by 
hiS teammates at home plate. Gerkin lead 
the team in hitting and he made five 
homeruns during the season. For the sec- 
ond year in a row, Gerkin has made first- 
team all conference. 



Wesleyan finished the season with an overall record of 22-17 
and finished 14-8 in the West Virginia intercollegiate Athletic 
Conference (WVIAC). Ryan Sawyers lead the conference in 
strikeouts (81) and led the Bobcats in wins (6), ERA (2.51), and 
complete games (6), earning Sawyers the 1999 Pitcher of the 
Year award. Junior Ben Gerkin led the Bobcats in hitting (.405) 
and tied a team high in RBIs with 28. He finished the season 
with 9 doubles and 5 homeruns and was named first-team ail- 
conference for the second consecutive season. Seniors Matt 
Taylor and Dennis Emison provided the veteran leadership in 
1999. Taylor finished the season with a .358 average and 
knocked in 19 runs. Emison hit .319 during the Bobcats' 
campaign and contributed 9 doubles and 5 homeruns. Both 
Taylor and Emison were all-conference second-teamers. Cen- 
terfielder Shawn Greer finished the season with a .342 average 
and 22 RBIs, receiving honorable mention for the WVIAC all- 
conference selection. Sophomore Bill Gorman led the team in 
doubles (13) and homeruns (6) and was third on the team in 
batting with a .358 average. Head Coach Randy Tenney was 
named Coach of the Year for the WVIAC. With a talented group 
of hitters returning, the Bobcats have a solid nucleus on which 
to build. 


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Above: Sophomore Emest Good- 
ing concentrates on the catcher 
and waits for a signal before he 
prepares to pitch. 
Right: Junior Shawn Greer and 
his teammates watch the ball sail 
through the air as he starts to- 
wards first. On defense, Greer's 
position is in the outfield. 

136 Baseball 


What has 


meant to 

"New friends! My team- 
mates were like our own 
fraternity. We had many 
good times on and off the 

--Gary Slagle ('99) 

Front Row: Ed Eckenroad, Emilio Perez, Zach Ryan. Matt Taylor. Eric Brookes, Aaron Mann. 
Dennis Emison, Michael Curry, Rocky Cianfrocca. Jonathon Tabor, Joe Gregula Middle Row: 
Jason Burd, Chad Biggio, Kent Edwards, Matt Sutton, Aaron Bailey. Shawn Greer. Joe Hughs. 
Chariie Petr, Ryan Sawyers. Keith Bedral, Jason Klebez. Gary Slagle, Andy Wilfong Back Row: 
Head Coach Randy Tenney, Assistant Coach Ron Clem. Michael Cuny. Joel Rasor. William 
Gorman, Mike Kempton, Ernest Gooding, Ed Barton, Andy Kolb, Jason Lantz, Jason Micewamer. 
Ben Gerkin, Ryan Stout, Assistant Coach Brian Putnam, Student Athletic Trainer Doug Branch 

Donning the traditional 
baseball pinstripes are the 
sixteen men who made up * 
Coach Hank Ellis' 1967 
baseball team. The 1967 
team was captained by 
Rick Carpenter, Coach El- 
lis has left a baseball lega- 
cy at Wesleyan. To recog- 
nize him the college 
named the baseball field in 
his honor. 




What has 

meant to 


"It meant teammates pulling 

and working together, everyone 

supporting each other to bring 

home another conference win; 

we won nine straight!" 

-Amy McCall ('99) 

Front Row: Lori Allen. Andrea Clason, Beckl Davis, Gwen Simmons, Katie Hoadley Middle Row: 
Missy Simons, Robin Shugarts, Amy McCall, Heather Zakrzewski, Missy Wood, Christy Carter, 
Erin Dorsey Back Row: Mandy Mack, Kara Dundas, Jen Hartnett, Kelli Bennett, Erika Ryan LiesI 
Muss, Sara Walker, Joelle Rubino 

Front Row: Derek Flnegan, Kevin Jones. Craig Nething, Mony Keth, hick Champagne, Paul 
Fatigate. Luke Federsplel Middle Row: Jared Wollenberg. Bob Buchanan, Ray Ross, Geoff 
Harden. Adam Brantner, Phil Parsons, Pete Powell, David Edwards, Kevin Williams, Mike Grippo 
Back Row: David Jones, Rob Hardin. Navin Hattiarachchi. Robert Akers. Patrick Doyle, Scott 
Bennett, Lee Ross, Jason Rodney, Bob Flanigan 

Above; Senior Amy McCal! runs 
far ahead of her opponent at a 
home track meet. McCall is a well 
rounded athlete, because she can 
run and jump with the best of 
them. McCall is the conference 
champ in the high jump. 
Left: A jump like this one probab- 
ly earned sophomore Matt Greene 
the title of WVIAC champ in the 
high jump. Perhaps he has more 
championships awaiting him in 
his next years in track and field. 



The women's track and field team captured its eighth confer- 
ence championship in 1999. Sara Walker compiled several 
individual honors, including the league's most valuable player 
as well as being named Track Athlete of the Year and receiving 
all-conference honors. Walker contributed a team high 21.25 
individual points in the conference tournament. Amy McMall 
was named to the All-WVIAC team. McCall recorded first place 
in the high jump (5'2") at the conference championships. 
Mandy Mack was chosen as the conference's Field Athlete of 
the Year and recorded a first place finish in the shot put at the 
conference championship, with a distance of 40-3. Other 
Bobcats receiving first team conference honors were Jen 
Hartnett, Andrea Clason, Aurora Spang, Katie Hoadley, and 
Becky Davis. The men's team finished second in the con- 
ference after being defeated by a narrow eight-point margin. 
Derek Finegan compiled first-team All-WVIAC honors and 
earned a team high 15 points. David Edwards was named Co- 
Rookie of the Year along with Ryan Dumont. Edwards captured 
first place honors in the 400 meters. Robert Hardin, Peter 
Powell, Matt Greene, and Kevin Jones also achieved All- 
WVIAC honors. 

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Above: Sophomore Andrea Clason. the 
conference champion in the 400 meter 
hurdles, stretches to outrun her op- 

Above: Junior Pete Powell uses all his 
strength and concentration for this jump. 
Powell is the conference champion in the 
long jump. 

Track and Field 1 39 

Above: Freshman Candice Rice pounds 
a homenjn against Charleston, She led 
the league with twelve homemns and led 
the team in doubles as a designated hit- 

Above: Junior Jen Morris gets ready to 
play ball against Salem-Teikyo. Morris 
not only works hard behind the plate, but 
at the plate as well. She is the Bobcat's 
second best hitter this season. 


Of Dreams 

A 20-game regular season winning streak and a 7-year confer- 
ence championship dominance came to an end for the young 
Wesleyan Softball program in 1999. The Bobcats fell in the 
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) tour- 
nament twice to West Liberty State College in double elimina- 
tion format to lose only its second conference crown in this 
decade. The nearly seniorless 1999 squad's honors included 
Pitcher of the Year (Adrienne Mertz), Player of the Year (Andrea 
Kriner) and Coach of the Year (Steve Warner). First baseman 
and first-team all-conference Kriner was the Bobcats' batting 
leader with a .399 average, led the team in RBIs and had the 
team's second best fielding average of .984. Freshman Candice 
Rice pounded a league-leading 12 homeruns as the team's 
designated hitter and led the team in doubles and posed a 2.00 
ERA as the team's *3 pitcher. The Bobcats' second best hitter 
was junior Jen Morris, who averaged .339 at the plate and 
posted the team's best fielding average of .989. Making the 
honorable mention all-conference ranks were outfielders Teri 
Hendricks and Amber Ricketts. Filling in the remaining Wes- 
leyan lineup in 1999 were outfielder Cheryl Walker, third 
baseman Laura Cordery, shortstop Nicole West, second base- 
man Andrea Wesp, and the team's only senior Erica Suddath. 


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Mars Hill 












WV State 















WVU Tech 



West Liberty 















Above: First baseman Andrea 
Kriner is ready with the pitch in a 
game versus Chadeston. Kriner is 
the team's player of the year as 
well as the batting leader. She is 
on first-team all-conference. 
Left: Squad pitcher of the year 
Andrienne Mertz tosses another 
pitch. Shortstop Micole West gets 
ready for the ball in case it comes 
her way. 


140 Softball 


What has 



meant to 


"A lot of success... I've been 
blessed with some great 

student athletes. I've enjoyed 

working with them every 


~ Head Coach Steve Warner 

Front Row: tSicde West, Erin D' Aurora, Erica Suddath, Meleesa Wohleber, Teri Hendricks 
Middle Row: Student Athletic Trainer Eric Johnson, Beth Bauer. Christy Dawes, Jalmie 
Niemczura, Amber Ricketts, Candice Rice, Jen Morris, Student AthleUc Trainer Came Pockrandt 
Back Row: Assistant Coach Krissy Maclean, Cheryl Walker, Laura Cordery, Jami BeU, Adrienne 
Mertz, Andrea Wesp, Andrea Kriner, Stacy Dean, Jen Lazo, Head Coach Steve Warner 

Left: In 1989. Wesleyan Softball players 
took the game as seriously as the players 
do today. Here, alumni pitcher Robyn . 
Thompson winds up for some extra prac- 1 } 
tice before the actual game begins. 




What has 

meant to 


"The chance to come to- 
gether with friends to 
achieve success." 
'-Bryan DeHaven ('99) 

Golf- -Front Row: Scott LeBlanc. Anthony Redden, Matt Frizzell Back Row: Michael Carpenedo. 
Bryan Peaco, Jared Cost, Jason Robinson 

Above: Bryan Peaco gears up for 
a long drive. Peaco helped the 
team to a third place finish in the 
WVIAC conference. 
Left: The mens tennis team in- 
cluding Ben Sprenger. Tim 
Goepel. Eric Gallagher. Mate 
Crichton. Grant DeHaven. Devin 
Can. Assistant Coach Dana Ad- 
ams, team captain Brian 
DeHaven. and Head Coach Jared 
Luteran proudly show off their 
WVIAC championship trophies. 


and Serve 

The 1999 men's tennis team upended the University of 
Charleston's 160-match conference winning streak during the 
regular season and won the conference title for the first time in 
19 years. Posting a perfect conference record in the regular 
season (10-0), No. 3 singles player Brian DeHaven cruised to a 
6-3, 6-3 title victory. DeHaven and doubles partner Eric Gal- 
lagher also captured the conference title at the No. 3 spot. Also 
undefeated was the No. 2 doubles team of Devin Carr and Ben 
Sprenger. Playing at the No. 4 singles spot, Sprenger posted a 
9-1 conference record and No. 5 singles player Carr posted a 
perfect 10-0 season. Nate Crichton posted a 8-2 regular season 
conference record and with No. 1 doubles partner Tim Goepel, 
posted a 7-3 tandem record. No. 2 singles player Goepel (9-1) 
rounded out the five Bobcat conference victories. Grant 
DeHaven recorded a 9-1 season playing at the No. 6 singles 
spot but lost in the final title match. Head Coach Jared Luteran 
was named WVIAC Coach of the Year. Wesleyan's golf team 
placed third in the WVIAC southern regional tournament when 
the team shot a combined score of 604. The Bobcats placed 
fourth out of twelve teams in the northern regional tournament. 
Anthony Redden was the only all-conference selection for the 

Time • Out 


WVa Tech 

WV State 


West Liberty 

Davis & Elkins 

Davis & Elkins 


Univ. Charleston 



Men's Tennis 






Above: In 1994. the golf team was 
young with four sophomores and one 
freshman as the top five seeds. With his 
putter in hand. Corey Glass, then a fresh, 
man. shattered his opponents chance to 
win. Glass helped the Bobcats place no 
lower than fourth in the three regional 

Above: In 1994, the Bobcats men s ten* 
nis team finished the regular season with 
an 8-5 record and a tie for third place in 
the conference tournament. Second- 
seeded Steve Bohman transferred to 
Wesleyan and brought with him a power- 
ful game to help the Bobcats have a 
winning season. 

Mens Tennis and Golf i 143 

Above: Senior Joy Snyder has her eye 
set on the goal during a Wesleyan la- 
crosse game- Joy's goal helped lead the 
lacrosse team to a championship playoff 
slot against some of the biggest schools in 
the nation. 

Above: The Bobcat mascot helps the 
cheerleaders entertain the crowd and get 
fans excited at one of the football games. 



The 1999 season was full of success for thie women's lacrosse 
team. The team, captained by Joy Snyder and Colleen Len- 
ihan, worked hard all year. Training and practices for the 
fourteen women began in the fall and continued through the 
sping seasons. It ended after a Play-Day at Ohio State. The 3-1 
play-day record earned the women a spot in playoff for the 
league championships for the first time in the three-year-old 
team's history. Head Coach John Bohman helped the women 
start a club team in 1996 and coached the women to become 
one of the top teams in their conference. The championship 
playoffs demonstrated the success as the women were placed 
on a roster with some of the best schools in the country. With 
several players returning next year, the team hopes for a 
playoff spot and continued success. While Wesleyan's men 
and women were racking up points on the fields and courts, 
Wesleyan's cheerleaders were on the sidelines cheering those 
athletes to victory. Perhaps the most famous cheerleader is the 
Bobcat, who made an appearance at many sporting events. 
The Lady 'Cats often spent late nights rehearsing their routines 
so that they could perform flawlessly for the crowd. This year's 
squad was led by senior math major Wendy Fiscus. Bobcat 
spirit will return next year as the cheerleaders take the sidelines 
once again to cheer on Wesleyan teams. 

Above: Senior Colleen Lerihan 
passes the ball over an opponent 
to an awaiting teammate as other 
players look on. 

Right: The cheerleaders take a 
break from cheering. They do 
their best to keep the crowd excit- 
ed and entertained during the 
football games. 

Left: The cheerleaders of 1973 
may look and dress a little differ 
ently than our cheerleaders, but 
they undoubtedly had that same 
Wesleyan spirit. Here, they get 
ready to represent Wesleyan dur- 
ing the Homecoming parade. 

144 I Cheerleaders and Lacrosse 


What has 
meant to 

"Being on the lacrosse team 

nneant not only building 

friendsiiips and memories but also 

building a new club team that has 

proven its success." 

~ Joy Snyder ('99) 

Front Row: Wendy Rscus. Jame Tenney, Nicole Smith. Kim White Back Row: Meridilh Lett. 
Hollye Galloway. Amber Elkins, Julie Wooddell, Anna Stonestreet 


What has 

the athletic 



meant to 


"Being able to continue involv- 
ment with sports. As a former 
atliiete I was able to relate and 
help other athletes." 

~Kim Pederson ('99) 


Senior Student Athletic Trainers Front Row: Tara Pagan, Kim Pederson, Joe Golia Bade 
Row: Sonja Kemps. Courntey Sill, Eric Johnson, Kevin Williams 

Front Row: Rae Emrick, Eric Johnson, Joe Golia, Mick Gingras, Jason Kidd, Kim Pederson, Carrie 

Pockrandt, Doug Branch, Jean Fruh Middle Row: Garvin Taylor, Joelle Rubino, Megan Kyle, 

hf^eWy Van Fossen. Courtney Sill, Christy Dawes, Amber Elkins, Drew Mason, Kevin Williams Back 

Mow: rSavin Hettiarachchi, Robbie Cordon, Jill Wiech, Aubrey Fotta, Mikki Bode.Alisha Klocek, 

^dnja Kemps, Meleesa Wohleber, Tara Pagan, Tony Ward, Jay Myers 

Above: Rae Emrick (left) takes 
action and uses her skills as an 
athletic trainer at one of the wom- 
en's basketball games. This is just 
one of the occasions where Em- 
rick provides her services. 
Left: Athletic Trainers Tony 
Ward and Rae Emrick take a few 
minutes away from athletic train- 
ing and enjoy the peace and quiet. 
Right: Senior Kim Pederson dem- 
onstrates a modality for the other 
student trainers on her "patient" 
senior Tara Pagan. Garvin Taylor 
and Mavin Hettiarachchi may be 
the next "patients" for treatment. 



In addition to providing medical care, practice and event 
coverage, and rehabilitation services to the more than 400 
athletes who compete on Wesleyan's 17 intercollegiate teams, 
the program staff and students worked very hard to prepare for 
an accreditation site visit scheduled for the spring. In late 
February, site visitors arrived on campus for a two-day review 
of the athletic training program. The visit ended with good 
results. Wesleyan's student athletic trainers numbered 27 this 
year, with 10 seniors, 7 juniors and 10 sophomores. For the 
second year in a row, a very successful mentoring program, 
directed by a senior student athletic trainer, provided up- 
perclassmen as designated mentors for prospective student 
athletic trainers to assist with their orientation to the athletic 
training major. Three seniors, Sonja Kemps, Kevin Williams, 
and Eric Johnson, were chosen to present their senior research 
projects during the student section of 1999 WVATA Con- 
ference in March. All 7 juniors presented posters as part of the 
meeting. In April, ten students were accepted into the athletic 
training major and will begin their studies and clinical as- 
signments as student athletic trainers in the fall of 1999. These 
new students will continue the fine tradition established by the 
athletic training department. 

Above: Student athletic trainer senior 
Sonja Kemps uses the knowledge she has 
learned dunng her time in the athletic 
training program to assist one of the vol- 
leyball players during practice. Kemps is 
one of seven graduating from the athletic 
training program. 

Above: Athletic Trainer Jay Myers looks 
ready to start some training. Myers is not 
only an athletic trainer, he also teaches 
classes such as First Aid and Safety. 

Athletic Training Program 1 47 





As West Virginia Wesleyan moved into the second half of the 
twentieth century, the college grew stronger in maintaining its 
traditions, while some aspects of college life changed a bit, making it 
a better place to be for the entire Wesleyan community. Social 
gatherings remained a major focus of the college atmosphere. Wes- 
leyan's ties with the Buckhannon community increased, with many 
saying the college and town were inseparably integrated. And, some 
specific traditions of Wesleyan became more prevalent. For instance, 
the popularity of Greek Week soared during the mid 1960s, as did 
intramural athletic competition. 

Along with deepening these roots of tradition, the campus also 
witnessed many changes. The largest change was the creation of 
several buildings on campus. McCuskey Hall was built in 1958, 
Jenkins Hall in 1959, and Doney Hall in 1962, while 1963 brought 
the Benedum Campus Center and Holloway Hall. One major addition 
to Wesleyan's campus included the building of a new worship center, 
Wesley Chapel in 1967. The nursing department also found a home 
in Middleton Hall, built in 1971. Expanding the college structurally 
did not stop there as plans were made to build a new physical 
education complex in the near future. 

Just as the campus buildings increased in number, the students of 
Wesleyan also grew in size. Between 1957 and 1969, college enroll- 
ment more than doubled from approximately 750 students to almost 
1 ,800. Much of this growth is credited to Stanley H. Martin, president 
of the College from 1957 to 1972. 

The students of Wesleyan did not only grow in number, but they 
also became more outspoken and visible on campus. Conflicts 
regarding the Vietnam War were found on campus, as well. Students 
wore black armbands and took part in fasting, discussion, demon- 
strations, and prayer vigils. Almost four hundred students petitioned 
for more student rights in 1970. The students outlined five major 
points in their request; policies discriminating against women were to 
be abolished; men and women were to have open dorms; approval 
for off-campus housing for Greek women; fraternity and sorority 
functions were to no longer have chaperones; and, voluntary partici- 
pation in campus food service. Although the students made sure 
their voices were heard, administrators, staff members, and Commu- 
nity Council made sure they realized the changing of those policies 
would take a good deal of time. 

West Virginia Wesleyan College was again progressing into a new 
age. It had survived the 1950s, 1960s, and half of the 1970s. It 
witnessed the doubling of campus buildings and student enrollment, 
some international conflict, and the internal and external strengthen- 
ing of a college community. On a final note, a unique characteristic 
found at Wesleyan during 1951-1975 was the spreading of beloved 
professor Dr. Nicholas Hyma's ashes in 1957 over the grounds 
surrounding Haymond Science Hall. Despite people's involvement 
and interest in Wesleyan, it is inevitable that all have left a part of 
themselves here. This became increasingly evident throughout the 
years ranging from 1951 to 1975. 

^'I don't ever 
remember not 

Something; some 

activity or some 

meeting; was 

aCways happening, 

Vm snre what I 

(earned out of the 

classroom was as 


possibly more 

important^ than 

what I (eamedin 

the classroonu^' 

"^ Brooks J ones; 
Class of 1961 

Left: This aerial view of campus from 1971 depicts 
tfie image of Wesleyan before the Camden 
residential complex and the physical education 
building were built. The number of campus 
buildings doubled during the 195I-I975 time 
period. Below Left: King Hussein of Jordan sent 
this marble altar to the college as a gift for the 
newly built Wesley Chapel. Upon arrival, no one on 
campus knew exactly what the piece of marble 
would look like, nor did they realize the great size 
the gift would be. It obviously took the hard work 
of many to place the altar in exactly the right spot, 
which is found in today's West Meditation Chapel, 
a section of Wesley Chapel. Sadly. King Hussein 
passed away in 1999; however, his presence will 
always remain on our campus. Below: The May 
Sing Queen of 1967 shares her feelings of 
excitement and amazement with a friend. May Sing 
evolved into the current tradition of Spring Sing. 

Strip Left to Right - Picturel: Placing the steeple on Wesley 
Chapel, which was built in 1967. was quite a historic event. The 
Chapel's steeple can be seen from miles away, Wesley Chapel 
currently serves not only as a gathering place for the Wesleyan 
community, but also the center of college life. Picture 2: College- 
wide dances, like this one in the old gymnasium, provided great 
social opportunities for the entire student body. Picture 3: 
Athletics have always been a major aspect of Wesleyan, This 
picture shows members of the 1965 basketball team, including 
current men's basketball coach Charlie Miller {pictured front, left). 
Picture 4: Studying in the library or lounging? Then or now? 
Students have enjoyed the atmosphere of Annie Merner Pfeiffer 
Library for many years. 

Closing 149 





Without a doubt, producing outstanding, well-rounded 
individuals has been the goal of West Virginia Wesleyan 
College for numerous years. The late 1970s exemplified 
this, as it has been referred to as a time for individuals and 
unique people at WVWC. 

Individuality wasn't all that increased during the 1976- 
1999 years. The Camden Avenue Project of Residence 
Halls and the French A. See Dining Center included two of 
the major construction projects of the time. The Camden 
Avenue buildings were actually started in 1982, but be- 
cause of strong winds, the structures were blown down 
and the project had to be restarted. 

Academically, drama and theater surged forward in the 
late 1980s, while Home Ecology strengthened in the early 
1990s. Moreover, internships became vital to college 
curricula during the 1980s. Art also appeared more visible 
on campus in 1984 when a student displayed Mickey 
Mouse on the chapel clock. Additionally, the importance 
of community service increased on campus during 1976- 
1999. One example of this included how college students 
assisted other students and community residents during a 
devastating flood in 1985. Reaching out to the communi- 
ty became a way of life for certain Wesleyan students 
known as Bonner Scholars during the late 1900s. 

Many of the occurences of every day life at Wesleyan 
during 1976 through the early 1980s were still found on 
campus in 1999. These countless examples included the 
prevalence of Wesley Chapel as the center of the college, 
the hazards of dormitory life when a toilet was flushed 
during a shower, the many rainy days of "Sunny Buck," 
and the unexplainable wonders of January term (both on 
and off campus). Furthermore, the amazingly famous, 
silence-creating, tear-bringing choral performances of "My 
Home Among the Hills" cannot be forgotten. That tra- 
ditional anthem at major campus events continued to 
grow in importance and be more symbolic of Wesleyan 
days as the years passed by. 

With new technologies emerging, it is inevitable that 
West Virginia Wesleyan will change a bit in the 21st 
century. It can almost be promised, though, that the 
traditions of Wesleyan will remain as strong as ever 
throughout the years to come. 

**Wcsleyan is a piacc 

that encourages 

(earning beyond 

giving the right 

answers^ but by 

seeking out truth.** 

^ Sarah Carr Parsons, 

Class of 1982 

**We remember when 

Bob Skinner was the 

Resident Director 

(RD) in Boney Halt 

and having 

memorable incidents 

with its residents such 

as Paul ^Bingles* 

Wright '79." 

--Kim Smith Wriston 

and Greg Wriston, 

Class of 1979 

1 50 Closing 

Left: Wesleyan students of the late 1900s became 
famous for adding a twist to any common event. The 
student body seems to be limitless when it comes to 
trying the extraordinary and putting their imaginations 
to work. A game of wheel-chair basketball helps 
promote a better awareness of campus diversity. 
Below Left: Snow bathing became a popwluar "sport" 
during the late 1970s, Like usual, nothing (not even 
snow) kept Wesleyan students from having a good 
time Below: The popularity of Greek organizations on 
campus steadily increased throughout the 1900s. Such 
groups often promote the development of an 
individual, as well as provide a sense of belonging. 
These ideals are illustrated in this picture with the 
sorohty ladies coming together for one purpose, while 
representing their specific organization and maintaining 
their individuality. 

Strip Left to Right, Picture 1: Construction, as in previous decades, 
found its way to Wesleyan in the 1990s. One of the last major projects of 
the 1900s was the addition of the new campus dining center. Picture 2: 
After beginning as a May Day celebration during the mid- 1900s. annual 
Spring Weekend festivities have evolved into major campus events. This 
1994 Sphng Sing portrays how having fun is not only a goal, but also a 
major tradition of the weekend Picture 3: WVWC has not only grown 
into a community, but has also developed relationships with the 
surrounding Buckhannon community. Wesleyan leaders have become 
welcome additions to the area, which is recognizable in this ealy 1990s 
photo as Trina Dobberstein, vice president for student affairs, and her 
son, Ben, wave to the crowd during a Homecoming parade. Picture 4: 
Many people find that Wesleyan has a unique way of capturing 
someone's heart and never letting go. There is no better way to explain 
this than by taking a look at this 1988-1989 picture featuring (then) 
students Danette Ifert (front, left) and Craig Presar (front, right), both of 
whom have become Wesleyan employees since graduation. 

Closing 151 

Abruzzo, Tim 


Accardi, Lisa 


Acton, Sarah 


Adams, Cristina 

66, 128 

Adams, Dana 


Adams, Stephanie 


Adams, Tammi 

132, 133 

Adkins, Farrell 

86. 109 

Advani, Protima 

60.74,82, 100. 107. 112 

Agoney, Ryan 


Ahlseen. Marie 


Alters, Robert 


Alexander, Kathrin 105. 107, 


Aliiire, Christy 

56. 115 

Allen, Lori 

90, 107, 138 

Alston. Ennis 

35, 66, 104. 106 

Alt. Cathy 

90. 134 

Ames, Emily 

90. 104. Ill 

Anderson. Alicia 


Anderson, Tamika 


Andrew. Jonathan 

25, 66. 109 

Andrew. Mick 


Andriotto, Jason 


Angelone, Nicole 


Angely, Vincent 


Ankrom, Alicia 


Ankrom, Heather 



Ashby. Dominic 

16. 86 

Aurelio, Andy 

90. 105, 114 

Aurelio, Isaac 


Aurelio. Shauna 


Austin. Philip 

86, 108. 109 

Avigliano. Toria 


Axton, Sarah 

108. 109 


Badwan. Karim 


Baierl, Sherri 


Baile. Jaime 


Bailey. Aaron 


Bailey, Cindy 


Bailey, Spring 

66. 105 

Baker, Bryan 


108. 109 

Baker, Christine 



108. 109 

Baldwin, Arminta 


Ball, Christopher 


Ball, Katherine 

90. 107 

Bandi, Erin 


Banks, Shanova 


106. 107 

Barker. Joshua 



112. 114 

Barnes. Maya 



106. 107 

Barr. Matthew 


Barton. Ed 


Basner. Amanda 


Bauer. Beth 


Bauer. Linda 


Beckwith. Ellen 



109, 111 

Beeson. Andrea 


5.21, 31 

Bell. Rachel 

25. 66. 57 

Belle, Julius 


Bennett, Frank 

45, 104 

Bennett, Ginny 



104, 105 

Bennett. Kelli 

67, 138 

Bennett. Scott 


HI. 138 

Berg. Jason 


Bemabei. Joanna 


Besares. Andrea 

90, 97, 105 

Bettez. Katie 


Betz. Jami 


Bhutia. Dhondup 

86. 107 

Bibby. Mariah 

35. 67. 105, 


108. 114 

Biela. Todd 

23. no 

Biggio. Chad 


Binninger. Erika 

67. 114 

Bird. Mary A. 90. 134 

Black. Andrea 90 

Black. Jason 119. 130 

Blizzard. Ryan 120 

Boateng. Kwame 53 

Bode. Nikki 

Booth. Patricia 67 

Booth. Rhashii 67. 106. 130 

Borrelli, Christina 67 

Boshell. Hunter 41. 65. 67, 70. 104 

Bostedo. Kristin 36 

Both, Terry 98 

Boucher. Sarah 108 

Bowser. Jill 15. 108 

Bowyer. Derika 13, 36, 39 

Boyd. Austin 112 

Boyles, Almonese 120 

Bragg. Ginger 32 

Braine. Bob 15 

Brake. Chrispian 50. 67. 74, 100 

Branch. Doug 128. 137. 145 

Brantner. Adam 1 19, 138 

Braxton. John 51. 105. 134 

Brennan. Meghan 124 

Brett. Stacy - 19 

Bringenberg. Christine 107 

Brinker. Emily 15, 82. 115 

Brocchi. Michael 49.51.67 

Brookes. Eric 137 

Brown. Christopher 86 

Brown. David 25. 67, 1 14 

Brown. Lee A. 63 

Brown, Stacy 67, 134 

Brown, Tai 15, 75. 82. 84. 108. 109 

Buchanan. Bob 138 

Bunnell. Casey 82 

Bunner. Jennifer 56 

Burd. Jason 137 

Burdette. Chad 82, 104, 109, 111 

Burdock, Tara 36, 112 

Burgess, Autumn 115 

Burman, Damon 120 

Bums, David 53 

Burroughs, Kevin 90 

Bury, Rachael 67, 115 

Bushey, Daniel 41,57 

Bushmeyer, Kale 123 

Buza. Jen 28 

Caldwell, Helen 


Caler, Kyle 


Callahan, Missy 


Camerlin, Brian 


Campanickl, Amiee 

90, 134 

Campbell. Allen 

9, 120 

Campbell, Amber 


Campbell, Andrea 

15, 86. 104. 105 

Campbell. Billy 


Campbell. Brooke 

32. 86. 125. 127 

Cantelli. Rachael 


Capandonis. Kara 

90. 104 

Carey, Tara 

67,72. 107. 110, 112. 113 

68, 134 

Carlson. Justin 

134. 135 

Camaghan. Ian 


Carpenedo. Michael 


Carr. Devin 

142. 143 

Carr. Marvin 


Carr. Megan 


Carr. Sarah - 


Carrino, Laura 


Carroll. Jada 


Carter. Christy 


Cassidy. James 


Cassidy. Sean 


Casto. Stephanie 


Cataldi. Jena 


Cecil. Kristi 


Champagne, [Sick 
Chandler. Timothy 
Channel. Chnstopher 
Chapman, Kenna 
Chariton. Caryn 
Chenoweth. Autumn 
Chevalier. Paul 
Chitnis. Parag 
Chojnacki. Evelyn 
Christen. Rot)ert 
Chnsten. Tisha 
Cianfrocca. Rocky 
Ciszek, John 
Clark, Megan 
Clark, Stephanie , 
Clarke, Melissa , , 
Clason, Andrea 
Cline. Thomas 
Close. Amb>er 
Cochran. Jessica 
Cochran. Loh 
Cocoltchos. Laura 
Coleman. James 
Colvin. Deanna 
Conley, Jen , . . 

Conway, Bobbi J, , , 
Conway, Tracy 
Cook, Jeff 
Cook-Jones, Jackie 
Cooper, Stephanie 
Cordery, Laura 
Cores, Stephanie 
Corlis, Jesse 

Cost, Jared 

Coston, Phyllis 

Courtemanche, Sean 

Coyle. Dale 

Crabbe, Melissa 
Cratofil, Kelly 
Creasman, Boyd 
Crichton, rSate 
Cnss, Michelle 
Crowder, Ryan 
Cuda. Jeremy 
Cuda, John 
Cummings, Melanie 
Cummins, Olivia 
Cuppari, Catherine 
Curry, Michael 

Curtin, Andrea 

Curtis, Darci 

Custer, Amy 

118, 119, 138 


22, 60. 68 



90. 115 

82, 104, 109, 111 

108, 109, 114 







28. 115 

86. 112 

138, 139 


86. 1 12 

9, 13.21.68. 110 

68. 81 



82. 104. 115 

86. 104. 105 



91. 104 
101. 110 


91, 104. 113 

. . . . 105. 107. 108 



142. 143 

31. 50 

41. 68 




107. 108. 109 

18, 32 


28. 92 


104. 115 


D'Aurora, Erin 91, 141 

D'Orsi, Danielle 18 

Dalesandro. Kristen 91 

Dalmas, Alex 134 

Dalton, Jodi 82. 85, 105, 108 

Dammond, Matt 134 

Daugherty. Amanda 91 

Daugherty, Paul 13, 82, 104, 109 

Davidson, Jenny 86, 1 1 1 

Davis, Becky 86, 138 

Davis, Beverly 15,68 

Davis, Margo 59 

Davis, Mike 110, 120 

Davis, Rachel 31,50,82 

Dawes, Chrtsty 86, 104, 112, 141, 146 

Dawson, Jason 45. 120 

Day. Camice 106. 107 

Day, Eric 91 

Day, Matthew 8, 25, 68, 109 

Dean, Jessica 133 

Dean, Stacy 141 

Debbis, Justin 68, 110, 111 

DeBello, Gabrielle 124 

Dees, Caroline 57 

Degory. Ron 120 

DeHaven, Brian 68, 

DeHaven, Grant 142, 

Dempster, William 

Denmark, Bambi 

Dennison, Crystal 86. 

Denton. Mate 

Depoy. Jason 

Derby. Janna 

Deres. Amylyn 36. 69. 

Desrosiers. Janelle 14.90.91 

Dickerson. Hope 1 1. 35, 100. 106, 

Dickey. Kari 69, 104, 105. 107. 1 12. 

Dlllenback, Leah 82. 

DiPietro, Andrea 108. 

Dix, Meghann 

Dixon, Gashar 

Dobberstein, Trina 54, 

Donaldson, Gavin 15. 

Donnellan. Meghan 

Donnelly. Gabe 

Donovan. Erin 

Dooriey. Kevin 

Doriguzzi. Jefferey 

Dorini, Giuseppe 

Dorsey, Ejin 

Dorsey, Thomas 

Doyle, Patrick -117, 

Dreisbach, Katie 

Dudek. Laura 

Duffield, Carol 

Duke, Gwendolyn 

Dundas, Kara 91, 106, 119, 

Dunham, Kelvin 

Dunlap, Brian 41, 65, 

Dunlavy, Dede 

Dunn, Kelli 10,31, 

Dunn, Melissa 124, 

Dunne, Jeff 

Dye, Marissa 82, 105, 


14. 36, 


118. 119. 

- 91. 

Eakle, Amanda 15. 91. 108. 109. 1 14 

Echols. Justin 130 

Eckenroad. Eddie 7, 137 

Edgell. Eva , 28 

Edwards. David 120. 121. 138 

Edwards. Kent 137 

Ehmann. Nicole 86, 100, 106, 107 

Elkins, Amber 82, 104, 105, 145, 146 

Ellis, Jennifer 69 

Ellis, Kendall 130, 131 

Elmer, Martha 18, 104 

Emison, Dennis 137 

Emrick, Rae 146, 147 

Ends, Jennifer 69, 108 

Englehardt, Jessica 124 

Ercolano, Lauren 91, 97, 101, 105, 109 

Espinoza, Kevin 128 

Ewing, Jack 79 

Exantus, Clifford 120 

Faieta, Carmellio 120 

Fair, Mark 69 

Falk, Aubryn 69, 127 

Fantone, Laura 91, 104 

Fariey, Benjamin 91 

Fatigate, Paul 120, 138 

Federspiel, Luke 119, 138 

Ferguson, Brian 122, 123 

Ferguson, James 91 

Feneira, Heather 86, 104, 105, 115 

Ficic, Afrim 91, 117, 122, 123 

Figura, Heather 91 

Finegan, Derek 1 19. 138 

FiQfi, Eric 14 

Fioriti. Marta 

15. 60. 75. 80 

Fiscus, Wendy 

28.50.69. 145 

Fisher. Jeremy 


Fisher. Terry 22. 83. 101. 108. 1 12 

113. 115 

Flanigan. Bob 

119. 138 

Foley, Eric 

25. 109 

Foils. Justin 


Ford. Dave 


Ford. Willie 


Foreback. Jennifer 


Forsythe. Bridget 


Fotta, Aubrey 

104. 146 

Fowler, Zack 


Fox. Amber 


Fox. Brandon 

83. no 

Fox, Jerrod 

46. 123 

Fox, Ryan 

86. 113 

Fraley, Bryan 


Frame, Rebecca 

83. 101 

108. 115 

Franklin. Kelly 

68. 69 

28, 38 

Fredette, Jenny 


Fredo, Brian 


Fregetto. Julie 

132. 133 

Frizzell. Matt 


Fruh, Jean 


Frye. Dante 

104. 106 

Frysinger. Trisha 


Fukutani, Jun 

82. 107 

Furi, Kimberiy 


Gabriel. Jaclyn 


Gadd. Eric 

70. 100 

Gadsby. Eric 


Gainor. Jessica 

70. 107 

Gaither. Justin 


Gallagher. Eric 

142. 143 

Galloway. Hollye 






105 1 12, 115 

Gasper. Scott 

120, 121 

Gateless. Hickory 

41, 104. 110 

Gates. Allason 

70. 107, 112 

Gavrish. Christina 


George. Barry 

70. 81. 134 

George. Brian 


Gerkin. Ben 

, , 136. 137 

Gettel. Louis 


Ghent. Edmund 


Gialanza. Frank 


Gianni, Andrea 

92. 132. 133 

Giannopoulos. Antonla 


Gilbert. David 

92. 108. 109 

Gillis, Derrick 


Gingras Nick 

104, 146 

Giroux, Jess 


Glass, Corey 


Clay. Connie 


Clay. William 


Gleason. Kelly 

104. 105 

Glennon. Thomas 

9. 69, 70. 107 

87. 100. 107 


Godwin, Jefferey 


Goepel, Tim 

142. 143 

Coins. Amanda 

.. .15,87. 104. 105. 112 

Goins. Mike 


Golden. Sheila 

18. 107. 109 

Gotia. Joe 

104, 146 

Gooch. Kyle 

111. 134 

Goodall. John 


Gooding. Emest 

136. 137 

Goodson. Aaron 

83. 106 

Goodson. Amy 

70. 110. Ill 

Goodwin. Ben 


Gochdwin, Patrick 23, 70 

Gordon, Jaime 128. 129 

Gordon, Kawan 92 

Gordon, Laura 19, 70 

Gordon, Robbie 104. 146 

Gordon-Jones. Marci 92 

Gorman. William 137 

Gould, J.C 70 

Graham. John 120 

Graham. fSick 107, 114 

Gravit. Adina 32 

Greeley, Christopher 46, 70 

Green, Bethanie 115 

Green, Natalie 7. 16. 18, 25, 70, 73. 105. 108 

Green, Shana , 133 

Greene, Jason 120 

Greene. Matt 1 39 

Greer, Shawn 136, 137 

Gregula, Joe 1 37 

Greiner. Eric 46, 70 

Griffith. Vicki 25. 70 

Grippo, Mike 120. 121, 138 

Grisham. Sarah 87, 108 

Grof, Tina 92, 134 

Gross, Ehren 105. 109 

Gudzune. Jeffrey 92. 108. 109 

Guerin, Vickie 92 

Guido. Craig 109 

Guiness. Dionne 11 

Gum, Anthony 58 


Haden, William 16. 54. 55 

Haines. Michael 92 

Hammond. Amber 92 

Hammond. Michele 28, 50, 70 

Hamner. Allen 52 

Han. Seung 107 

Hancock. Phil 92. 104. 107. 109, 110, 111 

Haney. Ryan 71 

Hanifan, Kathryn 87 

Hankin. Jennifer 92 

Hanna. Jennifer 71 

Hanrath. Juli 124. 125 

Hansen. Amy 71 

Hanson. Dave 134 

Harden. Geoff 45,138 

Hardin. David 111 

Hardin. Robert 83. 138 

Harman. Joan 71 

Han-ington. Melissa 92. 109 

Han-is. Scott 71 

Harris. Susan 71. 126. 127 

Hartley. David 87. 105. 114 

Hartnett. Jennifer 119. 138 

Hartshorn. Holly 108 

Hasegawa. Yusuke 83. 107 

Hassett, Nathan 120 

Hathaway. Howard 15 

Haynes. KristI 92. 105 

Heffley. Patrick 46.87.120 

Heffley. Sean 71. 120. 121 

Heidrick, Kristen 71. 115 

Heim. Claudia 124 

Heitzenrater, Angi 105 

Helmick, Charliena 105 

Helmick. Craig 49, 71 

Helmick, Ian 18, 83 

Helmick, Scott 49, 71 

Hendricks. Teri 141 

Henley. Carolyn 12. 107. 109 

Henninger, Karlene 83 

Hess. James 83 

Hettiarachchi. Navin 104. 138, 146, 147 

Hicks, Linda 58 

Higgens, Edith 92, 133 

Higham, Stephanie 71. 114 

Hill, Andrea 32 

Hillenbrand, Katie 15, 87, 105, 108, 1 12 

Hinkle. Daniel 71 

Hinkle. Jenn 104. 105 

Hipp, Heather 87 

Hiserman. Ila 127 

Hitchcock, Whitney 93 

Hoadley, Katie 138 

Hoang. Emily 101 

Hoch, Todd 123 

Hockett, Shakeya 100. 104. 106 

Holer. Jeremy 84.109 

Hoffman. Katie 28 

Holmes. Arthur 58 

Holt. Lee 107 

Holtgrewe. Tara 10. 71. 79. 107. 113. 114 

Holtzman. Elizabeth 71 

Hong. Hee-Jung 107 

Hooton. Robert 71 

Hopta. Emily 22, 1 12. 1 14 

Hosaka. Masahiro - . 83 

Hosford. Lars 93 

Hosuka. Marashito 107 

Hott. Lora 86, 87, 101, 1 12. 1 14 

Howard. Steven 93. 108 

Howe. Kelly 93. 133 

Howerbush. Jeff 72 

Howser. Jamie 124 

Hoylman. Stephanie 15 

Hudson. Abby 28 

Hughes. Georgia 50, 72. 80. 107, 110, 112, 113 

Hughes, Joseph 45, 87, 137 

Humphrey. Shellie 72 

Hunt. James 99. 120 

Hunter. William 118. 119 

Hurley. Patrick 14. 46 

Hurst. Linsey 14. 95 

Hussmann. Kristopher 93. 142 

Hylton. AUcia 108 

Ifen. Danette 56 

Inzenllo. Heidi 72 

Irvin. Donald 83. 103 

Ivanov. Angel 72 

Ivereon. Darian 120 


Jack. George 104, 114 

Jackson, Damien 130. 131 

Jackson, Don 120 

Jackson, Marcus 120 

Jageman, Jennifer 1 18. 1 19 

James. Jeff 109 

Jasper. Tanya 87. 106. 107 

Jennings. Nick 123 

Jeran, Ryan 123 

Jett, SaraBeth 104, 105 

Jochum. Gera 14. 96, 105. 107 

Johns, Krista 72 

Johnson. Eric 104, 141. 146 

Johnson. Michael 1 1. 99 

Johnson. Steve 56, 79. 100 

Johnston. Erin 104. 105 

Johnston. Jennifer 115 

Jones, Andrew 72. 1 1 2 

Jones. Bana 79 

Jones. David 138 

Jones, Deborah 22. 110. Ill 

Jones, Jamie 132, 133 

Jones. Jay 120 

Jones. Kevin 12. 49. 83. 138 

Jones. Robin 39 

Jones. Syreeta 11. 93. 106. 107 

Jordan. Jimmie 127 

Jost. Christina 72. 133 

Jozik. Steve 119 

Judy. Justin 7 


Kadlick. Rachel 

.... 128 


Kean. Barbara 


Keane. Joshua 


Keatley. Jennifer 
Keave, Joshua 



Keeling. Evan 


108. 109 

Keeling. Jason 



Kees. Jeff 


108, 109 

Keller. Karen 

93, 107 

Kelly, Robert 


Kelly. William 


106, 107 

Kemps. Sonja 27. 49. 72, 

104. 107. 108, 

112, 113, 
146, 147 


. . 58 

87, 108 

Keth Mony 


Khadduri. Alexandra 

72, 105 

Kidd. Jason 


142, 146 

Kiger. Meredith 


Kilbum. Zack 

. 120 

Kilby. Justin 

93, 123 





Kimes. Christopher 

. . 60. 93 

Kirkhoff. Bill 


Klassen. June 

87, 111 

Klebez. George 


Klebez. Jason 


Klie Erika 


Klingensmith. Gabe 


Klingensmith Kellie 


Klink. David 

72, 134 

Klocek. Alisha 

87. 104. 108 

112, 146 

Klouse. Kathleen 


126, 127 

Klug. Angle 
Kobayashi. Hitomi 


15, 107 

Kolb. Andy 
Korody. Brian 



Kotowicz. Brian 


Kramer. Michael 


Kratofil Kelly 


Krey. Jamie .... 


Krikorian. John 


Kriner. Andrea 

140. 141 

Knjsec. Nicole 


Kulinsky. Jeff 


Kunzelman. Kimberly 

104. 115 

Kurz. Megan 

72. 110 

Kuziora. Keith 

45. 120 

Kyle. Angle 


Kyle. Megan 

104. 146 

Kyle. Scott 

87. 103. 104 

105. 112 

La Croce. Jennifer Ill 

La Mora. Jennifer 93, 1 1 1 

Lainhart, John 41 

Laird, Richard 87, 105 

Lampinen, Beth 59 

Langham. Joseph 120 

Lantz. Jason 137 

Larkin. Sarah 18 

Latta. Nick Ill 

Uuber. Melissa 73. 108, 109. 115 

Law. Jennifer 73 

Lawrence. KrisU 13. 15. 24. 73. 75. 105. 107. 1 12. 

Layman. Suzanne 21 

Lazo. Jennifer 10. 31. 86. 87. 141 

Le Gros. Katie 83. 105. 108 

Leake. Tnnetta 104. 106. 107 

Learner, Emily 


McCray. Crystal 


LeBlanc, Scott 


McCray. Tisha 

35, 74, 106, 115 

Leech. Chet 


McCune. Richard 


Leigh. Alice 

54, 60 

McDougall. Sean 


Lemire, Phillip 

83, 99. 109 

McElwain. Luke 


Lenihan. Colleen 

73, 77. 104. 105. 

107. 110, 113, 

McEnery. Shaun 



McGushin, Meghann 

28, 84 

Lesch. Keith 


McHugh, Melissa 

94, 107 

Leslie. Ivy 


McKinney, Sara 


Lett. Mendith 

93, 145 

McKinney. Shannon 

74. 134 

Lewis. Helen 


McKinney. Stephen 

42. 74 

Lewis. LaCrystal 


104, 106, 107 

McLaughlin. Alicia 

14. 94. 95 

Lincicome, Mike 


McLaughlin. Dan 


Link, Kimberly 

73, 107, 113 

McMaster. Chris 


Lint. Michael 

56, 73, 1 1 1 

McNamara, Devon 


Little. Damian 


McShay, Shawn 

88. 108. 109 

Little, Vanessa 


Meddaugh, John 


Littler. Christina 

83, 110, 112 

Mellquist, Helen 


Lively. Alisa 

7. 17. 54, 104, 111 

Meredith, Sarah 


Livingood, Grace 

15, 105 

Mertz, Adrienne 

Ill, 140, 141 

Lizor, William 

93, 108, HI 

Mesa, Cesar 

68. 130 

Locke, Jill 


Metz, Amie 


Long. Chris 

10,83. 107 

108, 109, 111 

Metz. Jamie 


Long, Jonah 


Metzger. Heidi 


Long. Tracie 


Meyers. Courtney 

84, 100 

Longnecker, Lisa 


Mhley. Bridget 


Lore. Amy 


Milburn. David 


Loh. Judd . . 

. 130 

Miller. Chad 


Loudermilk, Shauna 


Miller. Charlie 

, , 130. 131 

Lowther. Amanda 


91, 107 

Miller. Mary 
Miller. Mike 
Milton. Valerie 


Lucero, Silvia 


Luna. Manuel 


Lurz. Liz 

32, 128 

Min, Bo-ln 


Luteran. Jared 

113. 142, 143 

Miner, Sharon 

94, 107 

Lynch. Jen 


Minor, Alvis 
Mirkovich, Teresa 
Molinaro. Leslie 

74, 108, 109, 115 

74. 113 



Moll, Brandon 

108. 110 

Monroe. Jean-Marie 


Moore. Dana 

50. 110 

Mack, Amanda 

83, 138 

Moore. Kelly 


Maclean. Krissy 


Moore. Sherri 

104. 105 

Macrow. Heather 

84, 104 

Moran. Brandi 


Madsen. Kathryn 


Morgan. Chris 


Maduro, Joann 

1 1 . 84, 

106, 107, 111 

Morris. Ashley 


Magyar. Kristen 
Maher, Sean 

. . , 118, 119 

Morris. Jen 82 
Morris, Sarah 

84. 100. 114. 140. 141 

84. 112 


Mahmood. Kathryn 


Mozer, Mike 


Mahon. Louis 


100. 104. 114 

Mroz-Mapolitano, Amanda 


Mahoney, Jennifer 

22, 25, 73, 

110. Ill, 112 

Mullen, Cynthia 


Mahoney, Kerrie 


Mullens. Jen 


Mahoney, William 


Mullins. Erin 


Malcolm. Richard 


Mumaw. [Noah 


Malfregeot, Michael 


Muncy. Adam 


Mallory. Carolyn 


Murphy. Kelly 


Mallory. William 


Musgrave. Christina 

. 50, 84 

Manley, hina 

31.50, 134 

Muskus. Sahsha 


Mann, Aaron 


Myers. Camille 


Mannion, Megan 


Myers, Jay 

146, 147 

Margolis. Frani 
Markle. Jason 


Myers, Melissa 
Myers, ISancy 


Marple, Miranda 32 

Martin, Brad 94 

Martin. Jason 49. 73. 107, 110, 112, 113, 114 

Martin, Jen 109 

Martinsen, Kristine 124 

Maruszk. Drew 45 

Mason. Drew 84. 104, 146 

Mast. Rhonda 94 

Matheson. Brayton 104, 120 

Mathews, Ed 120 

Matsushita, Chiyo 84, 107 

Matzus, Steven 41.88 

Maxwell, Katherine 84 

McAnarney. Amy 104 

McCall. Amy 128. 138. 139 

McCartney, Tara 91, 94, 107, 108, 109, HI 

McCauley, Stephanie 110 

McClure, Heather 73 

McCollum, Lauren ^ 31,9». 

McComb. Amanda 105 

McCormick. Rodger 60 


Makayama. Minako 

84, 107 

rsaranjo. Patricia 


Marrow. Tim 


rSarutowicz. Mary A, 


Mash. Becky 


Maugle. Stacey 


Meal. Courtney 


rieely. Tiffany 

84, 11 1 

Nelson. Becky 


Mething. Craig 


119, 138 

Mewberry. Trey 


Newell. Charlie 


Nicewarner. Jason 

45, 120, 

136, 137 

Niltltolov. FTickolai 

74, 107 

Niday, Pat 


Niemczura, Jaimie 

82, 141 

Niland. Natalie 74. 1 1 1 

Miles. Meredith 74. 80 

' Miles. MIndy 74 

■ Moble. Megan 95 
■Nolan. Stacy 8. 84. 85. 11 1. 114. 1 15 
' Norman, Monica 91. 94. 95, 107. 1 1 1 
'Morris. Brandee 11, 88, 124, 125 

Muchims, Eric 56 

' Munley, Lara 101. 108. 115 

■ Muskanen. Jeff 109 
Muss. Liesl 124. 138 


Posey. Beth 104. 105. 108 

Posey. Michelle 1 1. 75. 87, 106. 107 

Potter. Erica 95. 133 

Powell. Cathy 95 

Powell. Pete 15. 84. 104. 138. 139 

Presar. Craig 105 

Price. Berkeley 114 

Pringle. Erin 75 

Pritchett. Chett 75. 84. 104. 105. 1 12 

Pudleiner. Christine 95. 107 

Putnam. Brian 137 

Putney. Carlos 120 

Put2. Danielle 95 

Pyle. Chasity 75. 108 

Pyles. Sara 105 

OMalley, Liz 32 

Ogg. Kristy 36 

Okyere, Angelina 106, 107 

Oldaker, Brenda 61 

Oliver. Amena 61 

Oliver. Stephen 123 

Omdorff. Sarah 88. 105. 107. 112. 114 

Osbom. Mike 18 

Osterberg. Jefferey 95 

Ott. Jarrod 88 

Overmyer. Dan 14. 46 

Owen. Douglas 95 

Owrey. James 95 

Oxender. Lorraine 95. 1 1 1 

74. 104. 

31. 75. 


32. 75, 104, 133, 

Padilla, Toney 
Padula. Marty 
Pagan. Tara 
Page. Christina 
Painter. Troy 
Pantano. Angela 
Panthaki. Sherry 
Papamichael. Stacy 
Papatolicas. Kellie 
Parsons. Franki 
Parsons. Joseph 
Parsons. Phillip 
Patel. Nikhil 
Paulsen. Meggan 
Peaco. Bryan 
Peal. Jamie 
Pearce. Shane 
Pedersen. Kim 
Perez. Emilio 
Peters. Karin 
Peters. Miranda 
Peterson. Georgette 
Peterson. Kim 
Petr. Charlie 
Petretti. Megan 
Pettit. Chip 
Phillips. Charles 
Phillips. Juan 
Phillips. Vicki 

Picconi. Amanda 

Piper. Jenna 75. 78. 107. 1 12. 

Pitrolo. Lisa 

Pittman. Caprice 75. 

Plaisted. Kip 8, 16. 65. 

Plemons, Tenley 

Pockrandt. Came 

Pollinger, Lauren 

Pond. James 95. 

Pond. Jessica 

Poole, Amy 
Poole, Krista 
Poole. Rico 
Pooler. Rachel 
Popielewski. Shelly 

Popson. Bert 

Porter. George 
Porter, Mancy 


100. 120 

146. 147 




. 45. 51 

15. 84. 104. 105. 



110. 112 

119. 138 

142. 143 

75. 114 
146. 147 

88. 137 

106. 107 
. 133 

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95, 104 

118. 119 



114. 115 

107. Ill 
106. 107 

108. 109 


141. 146 

36. 95 

105. 108 


84. 112 




65. 75 

100. 114 

76. 100 
56. 115 


Queen. Airmart 
Queen. Jeremy 
Quick, Denton 
Quinn, Allison 




39. 96. 107 


Racer. Brianne 32. 88 

Rafferty. Amanda 75. 133 

Randall, Rob 120 

Ranjan, Stephen 60, 107. 109 

Rasor, Joel 137 

Ray, Joshua 88. 105. 120 

Redden. Anthony 142 

Reed. Larry 114 

Reed. Patrick 96 

Reed. Thomas 96 

Reinhold. Lisa . 75. 104. 105. 115 

Reville. Grace 27.72,84.103.115 

Reyes. Etienne - - . . . 14 

Reynolds. Todd 120 

Rice. Becca 28. 1 10 

Rice, Candlce 140. 141 

Rice, David 41,84 

Ricketts. Amber 141 

Rider. Justin 96 

Rieder. Sara 96. 107. Ill 

Riffle. John 85. 109. Ill 

Roberts, Janine 76 

Robertson, Kenyarte 120 

Robinson, Daryl 98 

Robinson, Donald 98 

Robinson, Jason 96. 109. 142 

Rodney. Jason 138 

Rollins. Joshua 18. 22. 76. 114 

Romage. Josh 96 

Ronco. Tammy 65. 96. 105. 107 

Rose. Jodie 100 

Ross. Lee 130. 138 

Ross. Ray 88. 120. 138 

Ross. Vaki 106 

Roth. Jen-ed 88. 107 

Rowan. Keith 108. 109 

Rubino. Joelle 85. 104. 108. 138. 146 

Ruby. Brian 41.68.76,81 

Rupp, Lynn 56 

Rupp, Rob 59 

Rusiski, Ryan 96. 114 

Ryan, Erika 32, 119, 138 

Ryan, Zach 137 

Ryder, Stephen 96 

Saas, Heather 
Salness. Jenny 
Samples, Ernest 
Sams, Chrissy 


32, 88, 128 



Sappey Chris 


Saunders, John 


Sawyers. Ryan 


Saxon, Jason 


Scaletta, Nicole 

, , 95. 104. 105. 107. 115 

Schade, Joanne 


Schaefer, Michael 

108. 109 

Schauer, Ryan 


Schelbe. Jane 

88. 114 

Schenning. Heather 


Scherler, Laura 


Schmid. Eric 

95. 134 

Schoolcraft, Emily 


Schroth, Carrie 


Schroyer. Jennifer 

88, 108 

Scovilie. David 


Seegolam, Aveina 
Seelos, Brooke 



Selvoski, Stefan 


Sencindiver, Amy 

53.84,88, 108, 112 

Serene, Scott 


Shannon. Carrie 


Shawger. Sara 


Shea, Jessica 

99. 113 


Sheppard, Elizabeth 

96.97, 101, 105. Ill 

Sheridan, Katie 

32. 88. 127 

Shields, Katie 


Shifano, Troy 


Shimamura, Masao . . 

75, 107 


15, 108 

110, 127 



Shrader. Cart 13 

25,56,75,79, 100, 112, 114 

Shriver, Megan 

10, 14,31,40,76, 119 

Shugarts, Robin 

108, 109, 138 

Silbaugh, Eileen 


Sill. Courtney 

28,76, 104, 107, 112, 145 


Silverstrim, Martin . , 

15, 109, 113 

Simmons, Daniel 


Simmons, Gwen 


Simmons, Jeff 


Simmons, Jennifer 


95, 138 

Sims-Baden, Mary J. . 

54, 55 

Sines. Debbie 


Sisler. Margaret 


Sites. Amanda 


Skavenski. Rachel 


Skiles. Jesse 


Skolnik, Matthew 

51, 89 




Sleeth, Andrew 


Sleeth, Angela 

14, 75 

Small, Tashia 

7, 95 

Smallwood, Markeeta . 


Smith, Alisha 

15.89, 101. 103. 115 


Smith, Haley 


Smith, Jessica 

89. 97. 104 

Smith, Kelley 


Smith, hicole 

89. 112. 145 

Smith, Paula 


Smith, Tarra 


Smith, Valerie 

15,36,50. 115, 119 

Sniffen, Michael 

108, 109 

Snodgrass, Mandy 

20,65,85, 114 

Snyder, Becky 


Snyder, Joy 

31,50,77, 144 

Snyder, Micah 


Snyder, Rebecca 


Snyder, Stacy 


Soden, Christy 


Soliday, Joanne 


Sorkin, Laura May 

15,71,77,81, 107, 108, 109, 


Soule, Philip 


Sparacio, Micah 

15, 109 

Spears, Dan 120 

Spedding, Elizabeth 89,107,110,111 

Spigener, Cam 89 

Spivey, Tim 120 

Sporacio, Micah ,15 

Sprenger, Ben 142, 143 

Spurgeon, Maria 32. 128 

Srinivasan, Marayanan 107 

Stabaek, Geir 123 

Stark, Dane 89, 100, 104, 105 

Steele, Johnna 97 

Steve, Angela 85, 100, 104, 112 

Stewart. Chris 120 

Stickel. Alicia 104, 111 

Stoilova, Dobrina . 25, 77, 107 

Stokes, Samantha 77. 107. 110. 113. 114 

Stoner. Tiffany 97 

Stonestreet, Anna 28, 145 

Stout. Ryan 137 

Stoutamire, Roneshia 89, 105, 107 

Stover, Leah 97 

Stoyanov, Plamen 77 

Street, Dane 18, 77, 122, 123 

Stresky, Emily 15, 97 

Strother, Emily 97, 1 19 

Stmck. Hollis 97, 123 

Stnjss, Erika 108 

Stump, Kara , 85, 107 

Stutz, Kelly 133 

Suddath, Erica 141 

Sulgit, Andrew 60. 113 

Sullivan. Jeanne 62 

Sutton. Andi 97. 107 

Sutton, Matt 137 

Sutyak, Mark 97 

Swiger, LeAnn 25 

Swisher, Brooke 32, 89 

Swisher, Chet 69, 77 

Tabor, Christina 85, 104, 105 

Tabor, Jonathon 137 

Talbert, Christina 89 

Talkington, Jessica 98 

Tamburo, Carrie 20, 36 

Taylor, Clifton 87, 104, 109 

Taylor, Garvin 104, 145, 147 

Taylor, Lyndsi 97 

Taylor, Matt 137 

Teitt, Justin 89 

Tenney, Amy 89. 105. 108 

Tenney. James A. 77. 113. 145 

Tenney. Randy 137 

Thai. Khanh 97, 104 

Theys. Christopher 77 

Thomas. Ted 49. 99 

Thomason, Amy 97 

Thompson, Amy 92 

Thompson, Dana 108 

Thompson, Heather 77 

Thompson, Madeleine 28, 124 

Thompson, Pete 97, 108, 109 

Thompson, Travis 112 

Thomson, Heather 77, 109, 111 

Thomton, Anne 90, 97, 104, 108 

Thorp, Amy 85, 105, 107, 112, 114. 115 

Thorton. Anne 14, 96 

Thrall, Maari 128. 129 

Thuestad. Rune 117, 122. 123 

Tichnel, Kevin 120 

Tilley, Natalie 50, 105, 107 

Tobey, Bjom 120 

Todd, Meigan 128 

Tourtillotte, Carolyn 77, 134, 135 

Treat, Sara 77 

Treibitz, Marcie 108 

Triplett, Melissa 78, 108 

Tnjsler, Marjorie 63 

Turner, Kristal 97, 106 

Turner. Stacey 
Tweel. Christopher 

CJngureanu. Mirela 

16. 24. 

108. 109 




Vaillette. Mike 134 

Valleau. Justin 5!. 120 

Van Fossen. Kelly 85. 104. 107. 112. 134. 146 

Vance. Brian 120 

Veach. IDonna 97, 109 

Vedral. Keith 137 

Verhagen. Jennifer 63 

Verhagen. Mike 63 

Vighetti. Dawn 126, 127 

Villella. Jessica 27, 31, 85 

Vincent. Roljert 89 

Vincent. Todd 108, 109 

Von Oesen. Emily 115 

Vosseteig, Jessica 124 

Willis, Christina 
Willis. Taylor 
Wilson. Cynthia 
Wilson. Patrick 
Wilson. Sarabeth . 
Wines. Stephanie 
Wingfield. Kiiey . . . 
Wintrol. John 
Wislosky. Chariie 
Witt. Qsha 
Wittmeyer. Lisa 
Wohleber. Meleesa 
Wojtyiko. Joe 
Wolfe. Maryann 
Wolgemuth, Ginger 
Wolientwrg. Jared 
Wood. Melissa 
Wooddell. Lori 
Woodmff. Rachel 
Woodrijm. Jennifer 
Woods. Abby 
Woods, Andy . . . 
Woodward. Tina 
Wonell. Raymond 
Wowzynski. Keri 
Wright. Christina 
Wright. Melinda 
Wright. Niesha 


105. 113 



98, 108, 109 







85. 104. 141. 146 


79, 108, 112, 114, 115 



98, 119, 138 
79, 113 
98, 1 15 
79, 108 





98, 108 

36, 115 




Wachter, Shad 

Walker, Cheryl 

Walker, Megan 

Walker, Sara 

Wall, Scort 


, 50. 104. 112 

119. 138 




107, 109 


45. 120 

146. 147 

15.78. 112 

107. 112. 113 


Xander. Melissa ... 

Yaramishyn. Suzanne 
Yates. Aaron 
Yertzell, Leah 
Yingling. Aimee 



Waltz, John 

Wanner. Stacie 

Ward. Brandon 

79, 113 

Ward. David 
Ward. Tony 
Warehime. Sarah 
Wameke. Maryanne 



89. 134 


Young. Kelvin 

99 102 


49 89 

Watts. Jennifer 
Weeks. Richard 
Wehrie. John 

85, 134 


Welliver. Kenneth 

Wesp. Andrea 

West. Kyle . . . 




Zakrzewski. Heather 
Zaifini. Larissa 
Zatawski. Ami 
Zavada. Kate 
Zborel. Tammy 
Zechman. Gretchen 
Zickefoose. Brian 
Zielinski. Gregory 
Zimmerman. Erica 
Zipf. Jennifer 


113. 118. 119. 138 


79. 112 


100. 105 




36.79,81, 115 

85. 128. 129 

West. Micole 

Westfall. Jason 

Weyant. Will 
Whalen. Jessica 
Whisnant. Ronald 
Whitacre. Ross 
White. Kim 

140, 141 

.... 130. 131 

41. 104 



40, 41, 78 

White. Natasha 


Whiteman. Allan 
Whitfield. Erica 
Whitfield. Renard 
Wiech. Jill 
Wiest. Joseph 
Wilde. Damon 

98, 104 


104. 108. 146 


Wiley. Monica 


Wilfong. Andrew 
Wilkerson. Curtis 
Willey. Janelle 

Williams. Amy 

Williams. Dante 

22. 78. 107. 

89. 137 

6. 24. 78, 108 

109, 112, 113 

118. 119 

51. 106. 120 


. 78. 103, 106 

11, 107 

119, 138, 146 



36, 78. 104 

35. 78. 106 

41. 78 

Williams. India 


Wyiiams. Kevin 78. 
Williams. Shelly 

Williams. T.J 

WUIiams. Yetta 

WUIiamson. Angd 
Williamson. Jason 

104. 112. 118. 


The end of the twentieth century is 
finally upon us. To properly close an 
amazing time period, the staff of the 
Murmurmontis took on a mountainous 
task of producing a book that not only 
recorded the history of the past school 
year, but also the history of Wesleyan 
and all its changes during a most 
dynamic century. The first edition of 
the Murmurmontis was published in 
1904 and 95 years later we are pro- 
ducing the 89th volume! The last 88 
editions of the yearbook have served 
to mark important moments in time. 
As we close the chapter on the twen- 
tieth century, it was only appropriate 
to remind ourselves of the people and 
times that have made us and this 
institution what it is today. The effort 
put into this book was insurmountable 
and we hope that it is as exciting for 
the readers as it was for the staff to 
produce. And so, with these words, 
the end of the 1999 Murmurmontis 
has come. I leave you with the words 
written in the first Murmurmontis in 
1904 and in the first historical Mur- 
murmontis in 1971 . "If, in the years to 
come this book will recall to all of us 
the memory of the past, of the bright- 
est and happiest period in our lives, 
the faces of friends we knew and 
loved, the Jokes we enjoyed, the life 
we lived, our mission will not have 
been in vain, for we know that, to live 
in the hearts we leave behind, is not 
to die." 

~~ Stacy liolan 

1 999 Murmurmontis 


Editor: Stacy Nolan 

Advisor: Nancy Porter 

Work-study Students: Toria Avigliano, Tara Carey, Meg; 
McGushin, Stacey Naugle, Alisha Smith, Maari Thrall, Amy ! 

Intern: Kristi Lawrence 

Section Editors: Scott Kyle, Alisha Smith, Maari Thrall, Grace 

Contributors: Katie Alexander, India Williams, Nicole Scaletta, 
Frank Bennett, Courtney Sill, Alivis Minor, Erin Dorsey, Natalie 
Green, Maryanne Wolfe, Carol Duffield, Tara Burdock, Clifton 
Taylor, Charlie Phillips, and various others in the campus com- 

In Appreciation 

The Murmurmontis staff would like to extend special thanks to the 
following: Doug and Margaret Richardson, our very dedicated and 
supportive representatives; Janie Garrison, our Taylor Customer Service 
Representative; Nancy Miller and Kent Carpenter at the alumni center, 
who helped us collect information for our trip down memory lane; 
Rochelle Long for help with photos; Pete Galarneau for rounding up 
sports copy and photos; Deanna Smith, college photographer; Bill 
Mahoney for our wonderful fall sports candids; Helen Mellquist. Office 
of Student Development; JR Cornell for his support and immediate 
response for assistance; Alisa Lively for general moral support and 
tracking down our campus events information; Bertie Crouso for un- 
derstanding when her work-study took long walks or forgot to show up; 
Wesleyan's post office staff; and all the friends who have helped and 
supported us along the way. The Murmurmontis staff acknowledges that 
this book would not be possible without all of your help. THANK YOO! 


Volume eighty-nine of West Virginia Wesleyan's Murmurmontis was composed and 
printed by Taylor Publishing Company in Dallas, Texas, using Taylor's Ultra Vision for 
Macintosh. The Murmurmontis. a 9x12 yearbook, contains 160 pages printed on * 80 
enamel paper. Headlines are written using various fonts such as Ballardvale Italic, Brush, 
Freehand Script, Opus, and Malibu Italic: body copy and captions are set in Seville. All 
portrait and group pictures were taken by Dave Mihaiko of Contemporary Studios. The 
cover, designed by Stacy Nolan and Taylor Cover artist Marlene Greener, is lexetone red 
with gold hot foil applied on a shoe grain. There is a four color tip-on applied with 
embossing. Endsheets are rainbow tan parchment. Recognized by the American Scholastic 
Press Association as a first-place ranked yearbook, the Murmurmontis also appeared in 
Taylor's 1999 Yearbook. Anyone wanting to contact the Murmurmontis staff can do so by 
e-mail at or through campus mail at WVWC Box 165.