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University Expansion • 5 

Virginia Commonwealth University is a 
state supported institution with an enroll- 
ment of over 20,000 students. Today VCU 
contains a major teaching hospital, a col- 
lege, twelve schools, and the School of 
Graduate Studies. These academic units 
offer one associate, 55 baccalaureate, 57 
masters, 19 doctoral and two first- 
professional programs. 

Along with MCV hospitals, VCU is com- 
posed of the College of Humanities and 
Sciences, the Schools of Mass Commu- 
nications, Allied Health Professions, the 
Arts, Basic Health Sciences, Community 
and Public Affairs, Dentistry, Education, 
Graduate Studies, Social Work, Nursing, 
Pharmacy and Medicine. 

VCU's academic campus provides an 
environment which will inspire students to 
a commitment of learning and service. 
This climate of an inner city school gives 
students a chance to experience the re- 

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ality of individual and community 

Educational services among the ur- 
ban university offer flexible scheduling 
for both full time and part-time stu- 
dents. VCU also offers a variety of con- 
tinuing education programs. 

Many academic services are available 
to all students enrolled. Some of these 
services are: Academic Counseling, the 
Advising Center, the VCU Read- 
ing/Child Study Center, Advanced 
Scholars Program and Educational Sup- 
port Programs. 

VCU's growth is definitely "pride 
from the ground up." This university 
offers many excellent programs for 
higher education. Located in the heart 
of Richmond, VCU students are ex- 
posed to a variety of activities. "Making 
a difference over 1 50 years is some- 
thing to celebrate." 


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Academic Achievement • 9 

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Study plays a major role in the lives 
of students. Whether one studies in 
the morning, evening, or between 
classes, it eventually gets done. 

People have their own motivations 
to study. It may even take an entire 
evening to encounter this motivation. 

Studying together is an excellent 
way to take care of social and scho- 
lastic duties at the same time. 

Many people tend to need com- 
pany, when studying, as a form of 
stimulation, an energy source. Some 
study with friends, some study ac- 
companied by music, and others in 
dead silence. 

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Many can work better alone in the 
library and are stimulated by the stu- 
dious atmosphere around them. 

No matter what the time, or place, 
students do manage to get studying 

Mona Sledge 

Study Habits • 1 1 




In Fine Form 

f you had to chose 
a word describing 
VCU, it would 
have to be 
"diversity." One reason 
might be that VCU offers a 
wide variety of majors; liberal 
arts, business social science, 
fashion design or education, 
to name a few. One need not 
worry too much about his or 
her preferred style of dress, 
political train of thought or 
views on life. There is always 
a fellow student who feels 
the same way. 

Perhaps the most interest- 
ing place on campus is Shafer 
Street. On a nice day during 
lunch hour, you might catch a 
fraternity drilling recruits, a 
religious fanatic, a group 
comparing political views or a 
group of theatre majors act- 
ing out an act for an upcom- 
ing play. 

After a Shafer St. tour a vis- 
itor might want to cruise by 
the Student Commons. On a 
warm, sunny day, you can 
check out the "soda sippers" 

sitting on the lawn soaking in 
the sun while frustrated 
grounds men try to mow. 

Once inside the Commons, 
you might want to pick up 
the latest issue of the Com- 
monwealth Times, read a 
pamphlet on safe sex, or buy 
a quarter pound of unsalted 
peanuts from the information 
desk. Take a walk downstairs 
and visit the Common 
Ground, and catch a pizza 
special. You may even catch 
a jazz band jammin'. 

If you happen to walk 
down Cary Street on a week- 
end night, you may see the 
fraternity houses buzzing 
with its brothers, sisters and 
friends in a party mode. A few 
of the frat houses are also lo- 
cated on Main Street, by 

Arnolds, now there's a 
place where you might find 
groups of students celebrat- 
ing the good life. Sports fans 
love it for its big screen TV. 
Those interested in wild life, 
Arnolds holds the Annual Bi- 

kini Contest. For some reason 
it's always a little more 
crowded on that night. 

just around the corner from 
the edge of campus is the Vil- 
lage Cafe. Not what you 
would call a college bar, but 
it seems to be popular with 
some of the students. Artist to 
philosopher, it is a "melting 
pot" as far as lifestyle goes. 

The University also offers 
various organizations, such as 
religious and academic 
groups and for those daring 
students who love the wind 

in their face, and the call of 
the wild, there is even an out- 
ing club. 

Whatever your lifestyle, 
you can find somewhere to 
express yourself. Whether 
you are a medieval history 
buff, musician, outdoors ad- 
venturer or just a plain stu- 
dent you can always find a 
diverse group of people to 
learn from and to grow with 
great memories. 

— Paul Luton 

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o commuters otVCU lileinti 
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the morning!). 

But for those who live in the 

fan area and within walking distance to the school, the 

fan has much to offer in its buildings, its eateries and 
Its history 

The tan got its name by the way the streets gradually 
become one, at a pornt further down in the Richmond 
area to make you guessed it — a fan The fan starts at the 
Boulevard and continues down to Belvidire with the 
mam area being around the VCU campus. Most students 
live near ihe campus in housmg completely off-campus, 
in the apartments nearby, or in university housing such 
as Johnson Hail, Gladding Residence Center (CRC), 
Rhoads Hall or Treehouse apartments (about five miles 
off-campus with a shuttle bus to and from school) 

The buildings near the campus were originally houses 
used by families, but over the years the University has 
acquired most of them, renovating them to their original 
form and using them as office buildmgs for the school's 

The first house acquired for VCU was the Ginter 
house at the corner of Franklin and Shafer streets, which 
IS currently the administration building of VCU. It was 
purchased for $85,000, TheCmter Mansion was built by 
Ma|or Lewis Ginter in 1888, The house was used as the 
Richmond Library but when the Library moved to its 
present location on Franklin Street, the University pur- 
chased it 

Another house acquired during the depression was 
the Ritter-Hitkok House on West Franklin Street It was 
purchased in 1939 for $17,500 

The Frederic W Scott mansion, 909 W Franklin 5t is 
used only partly by the School, the Scott Family still 


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"Three blocks from Monroe Park to Ryland 
Street were on the VA Landmarks Register and 
The National Register of Historic Places in the 
1970's" (VCU BOOK), 

Up and down Monument Avenue there stands 
— what else ~ monuments! These monuments 
have been cleaned and restored over the past 
years and are now their original copper color 
rather than the green-blue of most statues These 
statues are of Grant and Lee and other con- 
federate soldiers. The horses are pointing in the 
direction of the generals' homes — either to the 
North or the South. 

As you travel down Monument Avenue from 
the Boulevard towards campus you notice that 
the road becomes rather bumpy The road is still 
in Its past state of cobblestones During Eas- 
tertime in Richmond, the Easter parade used to 
go up and down Monument Avenue and the 
buildings and cobblestones made you feel like 
you really were going back in time — to the past 
in Richmond, 

Also available to VCU students in the fan area 
are some great cafes. The Texas-Wisconsin Bor 
der Cafe is excellent if you want some hot chili 
and good conversation One VCU student is re- 
ported to have actually sweated eating the hot 
chih — so spicy lovers BEWARE! 

Another good cafe — a little farther from VCU. 
near the Boulevard across from the Richmond 
Metro Hospital, is the Commercial Cafe This 
eatery is the home of the BEST ribs this side of 
Richmond They have won numerous awards on 
them and with good reason you can get as many 
as you want, with baked beans or a salad, I 

rei t)mmf nd the house dressing! 

The Bamboo Cafe, on the corner of Mulberry 
and Main is also a good place to go for ham- 
burgers and fries! This is not a fast food Ham- 
burger, these hamburgers are thick, )uicy and 
delicious, and you can get either fries or onion 
rings — real onion rings not Ihe fake ones! If you 
like hamburgers, I recommend the Bamboo! 

Strawberry Street Cafe, located on Strawberry 
Street, where else. It is a very popular place to go 
tor one giant reason. The bathtub salad bar. If you 
like salads this is the place to go. Their salad bar 
contains almost anything you could wan) on a 
salad and then some. 

A new cafe that has opened directly across 
from Shafer Court is the Campus Cafe. It is lo- 
cated on Ihe first floor of what used to be the 
Chesterfield Tea Room The Campus Cafe offers 
good food for a good price Check it out! 

Night life on the campus and in the fan varies 
from night to nighl depending on where the 
parties are But there are places where students 
can go and can be guaranteed a party 

Famous Frank's is a favorite for one reason they 
offer 25<I drink specials The other reason is of 
course that it is a place to congregate with your 
friends The Library, formerly Max's Corner Cafe 
IS another place to gather among VCU students 

The fan has a lot to offer whether it be a good 
place to eat, a fun place to socialize, or just a 
place to go and admire beauty of the historical 
making. VCU is proud to have the fan close to its 


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Challenging, loud, fun and cramped. 
Students rise well to the occasion. 

700 and How Many? 

Who ever would have 
thought that living in a dorm 
here at good 'ole VCU could 
possibly be so fun, challeng- 
ing, exhausting, and exciting 
all wrapped into one? Well, 
from that wonderful day 
when everyone moves in (all 
700 and how many?) it all be- 
gins. Of course, there are the 
many weeks of expectations 
and preparations that lead up 
to that wonderful day but no 
matter how well you plan the 
day it never seems to work 
out quite the way you want it 

The most memorable day 
to just about every dorm res- 
ident is the day that everyone 
is moving in .Now, Rhoads 
Hall has exactly three eleva- 
tors and when you think 
about over 700 students 
moving in all on one day it 
does not paint a very pretty 
picture. Similarly, Johnson 
Hall residents have the same 
problem when they try to 

squeeze as many people and 
as much of their belongings 
into each elevator. However, 
the excitement and over- 
whelming desire to make 
your room into "your" room 
seems to cover up all the ach- 
ing muscles (from climbing 
up the steps when the wait 
for the elevator seemed like 
eternity of course), pushing, 
shoving, and squeezing 
which is most certainly en- 
dured during those first few 
hours of dorm life. 

That is only the beginning 
of course and you must un- 
derstand that it all gets better 
once you are "broken in." 
This occurs usually after 
about the first three weeks 
when having to carry a buck- 
et containing all your bathing 
supplies into the shower with 
you doesn't seem quite so 
horrible. And certainly, after 
being so close to some peo- 
ple in the elevators friend- 
ships are bound to begin 

blossoming. Meeting peo- 
ple from your floor and oth-. 
er floors is always exciting 
and the never-ending flow 
of people in and out of your 
room and many others pro- 
vides an escape when you 
just can't seem to sit and 
study in your own room 

Surrounded by friends, 
there is never a dull mo- 
ment in the dorm on week- 
days or weekends. Many a 
weeknight, an observer can 
see people sitting in the hall 
either studying (or trying to 
avoid it), popping popcorn, 
having a pow-wow, playing 
loud music (of course, be- 
fore quiet hours) or possibly 
even watching television. 
All in all, through all the tri- 
als and tribulations of living 
in the dorm, it seems to be a 
great environment for a first 
year college student. 

— Tracie Yates 

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With the opening of the tennis courts and outdoor bas- 
ketball courts in the spring and summer of 1989, the outlook 
for the future is even more exciting. Information on these and 
the many other recreational opportunities offered by the 
Recreational Sports office is always available by visiting Cary 
Street Gym. 

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Get- Away s •23 



Places to gOand 
People to see 

People. If there is one thing 
VCU has plenty of, it's peo- 
ple. Remember the first day 
of classes your freshman year, 
and all you saw were these 
massive amounts of people? 

Remember thinking there 
had to be at least a million of 
them crushed outside the 
Hibb's elevator alone? Well 
not quite a million. In fact ac- 
cording to admissions, VCU 
has approximately 20,000 
students enrolled in 12 
schools and one college. Def- 
initely not a million, but 
enough to make Virginia 
Commonwealth University 
the state's largest urban uni- 

The University takes its 
founding date of 1838 from 
the year the Medical College 
of Virginia was created. How- 
ever, the VCU as we all know 
it, was born in 1968, when 
the Richmond Professional 
Institute merged with the 
Medical College of Virginia. 

In the last few years, VCU 
has continued to grow in size 
and academic standing. Not 
only does the University offer 
134 degrees at varied levels, 
40 of which are not offered 
anywhere else in Virginia, it 

also is ranked among the top 
80 universities in the nation 
in attracting federal funds. 

The academic campus of 
VCUF consists of the College 
of Humanities and Sciences 
and the schools of mass com- 
munication, the arts, commu- 
nity and public affairs, busi- 
ness and social work. It offers 
practically everything to peo- 
ple of all different interests. 
Maybe all of this explains the 
people, not quite. 

Add to the list of these facts 
about VCU and then ask 

The School of the Arts is 
one of the largest in the na- 
tion and is home to the num- 
ber one museum out of 1 ,200 
applying for the Institute of 
Museum services general op- 
erating support awards. 
VCU's own Anderson Gallery 
competed and won. 

The school of Social Work 
is the oldest in the South and 
offers the nation's only li- 
censing institute for those in 
out-of-home care. 

And chew on this little 
tidbit: VCU's evening studies 
program is one of the nation's 
largest and most complete. In 
the 800 courses offered, 

11,000 students attend class- 
es at least one night a week. 

Maybe now it is clear as to 
why there are a million peo- 
ple crushed in front of the 
elevator at Hibb's or standing 
in the cash flow line. 

Says fourth year student 
Margrit Kivlen, "I've noticed 
an increase in the amount of 
students on campus ever 
since I've been here, it seems 
like every year you hear more 
and more incoming fresh- 

Margrit apparently heard 
correctly, because there has 
been an increase in the 
amount of incoming fresh- 
men and transfer students 
and those who seek to con- 
tinue their education years 
after high school. With the 
diverse course and degree of- 
ferings it's little wonder the 
total population is growing. 

One thing all these people 
have in common is that they 
all met the general admission 
policies decided on by the 
Board of Visitors. And of 
course specific criteria are 
recommended by the deans 
of the schools. In addition, as 
those of you in the school of 
the Arts know, sometimes 

special admissions require- 
ments need to be met such as 
portfolios, auditions inter- 
view or language proficiency. 

VCU also has guidelines for 
the admission of transfer stu- 
dents, special students — 
those students not seeking 
admission to a degree pro- 
gram and readmitted stu- 

With all the characteristics 
of students and add to that 
the incoming next year, it is 
plain to see the classrooms 
will always be filled here at 

Says first year student Jen- 
nifer Appleton, "I have a 
friend trying to get in next 
year. He told me he was wor- 
ried his GPA wouldn't be 
high enough. I knew admis- 
sion was growing, but not to 
the extent it seems to be." 

Well, if is, and anyone who 
was ever stuck in an add- 
drop line will tell you — if 
there is one thing VCU has 
plenty of, it's people. 

— Jerry Fortunato 

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ccasionaliy stu- 
dents feel the 
need to take their 
nose out of their textbooks 
and take a well earned break. 
Whether it's the weekend or 
during the week, the fan of- 
fers students several places to 
dine or raise a glass or two, if 
their age permits. Especially 
on the weekend around nine 
o'clock, the streets of the fan 
start to buzz with laughter as 
students get ready to blow off 

ARNOLD'S is right around 
the corner. Students can go 
to gather with friends, have 
"Suds and Subs," catch a 
football game on the big 
screen or just sit and listen to 
the sounds of MTV or the 
well-stocked compact disc 
jukebox. Arnold's also holds 
the annual bikini contest, 
which really packs students 
in. All in Fun. 

Also close by is the VIL- 
LAGE CAFE, no dress code 
required here. It's kind of a 
Kick-back, melt-in-a-booth 
discuss Art, politics, literature 
or whatever your favorite 
subject is type of place. 
You'll find all kinds here. The 
VILLAGE claims it's diversion 
for the young and old, rich or 
poor, and the wise or oth- 
erwise. It's a great place for 

people watching, it's never 

Another interesting place 
nearby is the TEXAS WIS- 
You may have to wait for a 
table in this one, it seems to 
be a popular place. The Bor- 
der offers a menu of Texas 
and Wisconsin favorites. Its 
walls are laced with interest- 
ing trinkets and souvenirs 
from both states. It's a great 
place to take a date, but it 
may not be too quiet. The 
atmosphere buzzes with talk 
and laughter. 

For the students who want 
to do a little late night rockin', 
ROCKITZ and the newly 
opened LIBRARY always 
have a steady stream of local 
and out of town bands com- 
ing in. The jade offers "cheap 
eat," a good deal. During the 
day, you can sit on the deck, 
maybe get some sun, and 
watch what's happening on 
the streets. Rockitz is for the 
dedicated rocker. You usually 
don't go there to dine, just to 
rock, but food is available. 
The Library is not a place to 
go study, but if you want to sit 
and have a drintc, and listen to 
a band, they have that. The 
Library has two bars, a band 
area and a dance floor. 

For those who just can't sit 
still, there is Thursday night at 
gate has pool tables, a dance 
floor, a bar and a load of peo- 

Another place for dancers 
is VCU's own COMMON 

GROUND. It also offers a D.].!" 
on Thursday night. The place! 
gets quite packed sometimes 
and there is plenty of dancing 
going on. There is also plenty 
of food in the hamburger and 
pizza range. 

Some prefer to take a date 
to the nice quiet atmosphere 
and catch a jazz band. It's 
kind of a spoof on the "back 
rooms" of the 1920's, but a 
legal establishment of course. 
It's a little more expensive, 
but it's a nice cozy atmos- 

If you have transportation 
and really want to get out, 
you can head down to "the 
Slip" and do it up. The Slip 
can be expensive, but you 
can always catch a decent 
happy hour, or dine in a nice 
restaurant such as the Tobac- 
co Company, which offers 
dining on all three floors, plus 
drinking and dancing. 

Richmond also offers other 
festive events such as Shafer 
Court concerts, chili cook- 
offs, fall and spring flings at 
the GSC apartments. Dog- 
wood Dell concerts, and 

So, whatever the occasion, 
be it too much cramming for 
the Sociology midterm, a "B" 
on your Statistics test, writers' 
cramp, "Brit. Lit." eye strain, 
or just hunger in your belly 
and a thirst in your soul, stu- 
dents can find something to 

— j. Paul Luton 

Bars and Restaurants • 27 

Corinne Spinner 

Ahhh! It's that time of year again. The morning the sun wakes 
you up instead of the alarm clock. You can hear the birds 
chirping and smell fresh cut grass. You suddenly realize that it's 

Automatically those memories of last Spring and Summer pass 
through your mind. You begin planning Spring Break if you 
haven't done so, and then get your swimsuit on and head to the 
sun. Wait! What about classes? There's no time for classes you 
say. Just a tan body is all you need to cruise to Florida. That's 

When the sun is shining and the temperature hits at least 60° 
students can be seen out and about campus. The thought of 
Spring makes everyone more cheerful and your day seems to go 
much more smoothly. With the warm weather students do more 
bike riding, walking and skateboarding than usual. Everyone 
wants to be outside doing something after being cooped up all 

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Students find all sorts of 
spots to sit and lay to soak up 
the sun's rays. The front of 
the commons proves to be an 
excellent location with a 
choice of benches, cement 
blocks, or grassy hills. 

Students can also be found 
in Monroe Park or on the top 
floor of the parking deck lying 
out, playing football and fris- 

Even with all this free time 
students manage to keep up 
their grades. Knowing that 
once Spring arrives only two 
months of school remain is 
enough incentive to keep 
students striving to the end. 

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A rest for some students 
(roni the harder academic 
classes in their curriculum is of- 
ten needed, Somethmg fun 
and exciting or interesting and 
creative is an excellent way to 
make a clean break from stress. 

Suzanne Hawver, a senior 
majoring in psychology, took 
ceramics in the fall semester 
because, "It wasn't academic. 
There weren't books to read 
and tests to take. It was nice 
because I could just throw on 
my grubby clothes and go and 
be creative." Ceramics gave 
her an opnortunity unavailable 
in her other classes. She was 
able to relax and use her im- 

Charles Johnson, a junior in 
physical rehabilitation, took a 
different class; Introduction to 
Outdoor Recreation. He ex- 
plains that, "My other classes 
were where you sit in class, 
take lecture notes, take your 
tests and go home. I had the 
opportunity to go hiking, 
Whitewater rafting, caving, and 
rock climbing. It was a fun 
class. It gave me an opportu- 
nity to get close to my class- 
mates because of the activities 
we did." 

Classes that break the mo- 
notony of academics provide 
students with opportunities 
that they would otherwise not 
be exposed to. Rest and re- 
laxation are elements of life 
that every college student 
needs in one form or another. 

Lisa Byrnes, a sophomore 
majoring in Administration of 
lustice finds her relaxation and 
rest by taking Introduction to 
Stage Performance. She ex- 
plains, "In my major I have a 
lot of intense classes. By taking 
this class it helps me relax, be 
myself and I'm free to be cre- 
ative. I really like it because I'm 
more on a one to one basis 
with my teacher as well as the 
other students." 

Classes that involve stu- 
dents' imagination and chal- 
lenge them to use their cre- 
ative senses are popular types 
of "extracurricular" classes. 
Smaller programs are also ben- 
eficial because they give the 
students a chance to make 
friends with other classmates. 

Reginal McCowan, a senior 
majoring in Sociology, is taking 
an interesting yet challenging 
class; the Ref^ormation. He 
elaborates, "I'm a Christian 

and I wanted to learn more 
about how the church came 
about and how it's changed 
over the centuries and the im- 
pact Christianity has had on 
the world. Because it's not only 
a history course, but also a 
course in religion I find that 
reading the Bible and praying 
are avenues for stress release. 
Also, since it's a course in re- 
ligion it causes me to search 
deeper into the scriptures. This 
helps to remind me what is the 
basic foundation in my life, the 
Lord. And because of this iden- 
tification, I find it easier to 
cope with the pressures of col- 
lege life because I realize that I 
am not alone in this struggle." 
This course offers more than 
just an escape from the typical 
college requirements; it pro- 
vides a deep look into the his- 
tory of the Christian faith. 

Whether it's dance, ceram- 
ics or rock climbing, students 
have a varied choice of pro- 
grams offered that don't foNow 
mainstream academics. What- 
ever the motive, it helps to en- 
hance students academic life. 
— Ginger Hawver 

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Lending A Helping Hand 

hey come dressed in 
sweats, jeans, t- 
shirts, work gloves, 
work boots, and ten- 
nis shoes. Ready and willing and 
armed with shovels, rakes, 
brooms, spades, wheel barrows 
and other tools, they took to 
their station. Working as a team 
under the coordinated efforts of 
Grounds Superintendent Ted 
Pelikan, Supervisor Jeff Williams 
and the VCU Ground crew, the 
planting began. As the shovels 
hit the ground, the dirt flew, the 
fun began and another planting 
day was underway. 

Twice a year, students, facul- 
ty, administration, organizations, 
alumni, and friends of the Uni- 
versity, get together with the 
VCU Grounds Department to 
participate in a volunteer plant- 
ing day called "Pride: From the 
Ground Up." The average turn- 
out per planting season is 100 
volunteers. Geraniums, petuni- 
as, marigolds, chrysanthemums, 
and various trees and shrubs are 
planted around campus. 
Through team work and coor- 
dination, the campus starts to 
come alive with color and nat- 

ural beauty. 

As a member of the grounds 
department, I have been in- 
volved in four volunteer planting 
days. It's good to see people 
come down on a Saturday, of 
their own will, to participate in 
the volunteer planting day. It's 
really a lot of fun meeting new 
people. Also it gives the students 
an opportunity to better the 
school and the community. 

Besides working on campus, 
volunteers worked in others' 
places around the community. 
Recently, the Grounds Depart- 
ment combined its efforts with 
other organizations, such as the 
Grace Street Merchants Associ- 
ation, S.W.I.T.C.H. and Pride in 
Richmond. Volunteers helped to 
clean up Grace St., the Freedom 
House and the homeless shelter 
of Richmond. Volunteers 
mowed lawns, planted flowers, 
and removed litter from these 

As the Superintendent of the 
Grounds Dept., Ted Pelikan put 
it, "What we are trying to do 
with this program is involve the 
campus, community and friends 
of the University in campus 


After about two and a half 
hours of work, the job was com- 
pleted. Tools were loaded on the 
truck and the volunteers made 
their way toward the Student 
Commons building with pizza on 
their minds. A pizza party was 
held in honor and thanks to the 
volunteers who gave up some of 
their own free time to help out. It 
gave volunteers a chance to so- 
cialize and reflect on their com- 
pleted efforts. Also, volunteers 
received a pin and t-shirt pro- 
moting "Pride: From the Ground 

"Pride: From the Ground Up" 
has received great positive re- 
inforcement and support from 
the senior administration here on 
campus. Dr. Bruegman, Assistant 
Senior Vice President and Pat 
Lawlor, Assistant Vice President 
for Facilities Management Divi- 
sion and a host of other admin- 

istrators and faculty also contrib- 
uted their "hands" in the clean- 
up effort. 

"Pride: From the Ground Up" 
is in its third year now. In 19: 
the Facilities Management 
Grounds Department won sec- 
ond place in the "Keep Virginia 
Beautiful Program for College 
and Universities." Special thanks 
to the Senior Administration, Jer- 
ry Black, Deputy Executive Di- 
rector for the Facilities Manage- 
ment Department, Pat Lawlor, 
Assistant Vice President for Fa- 
cilities Management Division, 
the Superintendent of Grounds, 
Ted Pelikan, Grounds Supervi- 
sor, Jeff Williams and crew and 
especially the many volunteers 
who got up on Saturday to come 
down to lend a helping hand. 

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ig is an understate- 
ment, considering the 
party covered both 
east and west cam- 
puses. The Big Party 
consisted of approximately one 
hundred events and drew a pretty 
impressive crowd. It was not your 
bawdy, beer drinking, loud music, 
type of party, but a party for the 
young and old alike. A party full of 
musical, theatrical and informative 
events and activities. A party 
everybody could enjoy. 

The party was celebrated in 
honor of VSU's 150th anniversary 
and the alumni reunion. Various 
stages, booths, and stands were set 
up on both campuses. The party 
kicked off Friday, March 31 at 8 
p.m. with a concert at the Rich- 
mond Mosque which featured 
Edie Brickell and the New Bohemi- 
ans, a new pop favorite, who 
played for a pleased crowd. 

Meanwhile, for those interested 
in Jazz, pianist, Ellis Marsiles and 
the VCU Jazz quintet performed at 
the Performing Arts Center on Park 
Avenue from 9-10 p.m. The night 
ended with the Midnight Tattoo, 
which began at 10 p.m. in the Uni- 
versity Commons Plaza and ran to 
1 1 p.m. Music filled the air as roof- 

top musicians and marching bands 
played on. Various musicians from 
VCU were involved in the mid- 
night tattoo, along with featured 
guest, John Turner on bagpipes. 
Meanwhile marching bands 
passed on including the "Pipes 
and Drums of Acca Highlanders," 
"US Richmond Grays," the 
"Richmond Fife and Drum Color 
Guard," the "Richmond Howitz- 
ers Color Guard," the "Fork Union 
Military Academy Band," and the 
Marine Corps junior ROTC Honor 
Guard and Color Guard. 

Twelve hours later, VCU's "Big 
Party" starts up again. This is 
where it becomes imperative that 
anyone visiting VCU's "Big Party" 
carry a schedule of events — there 
is so much to choose from. For 
example at noon do you go to the 
open audition for the Musical 
"Red Badge of Courage" in hopes 
of getting the part, or do you go 
listen to a little Jazz at the Com- 
mons Plaza also at twelve. You 
could go listen to a lecture on Clas- 
sical Mythology, or by this time 
you might be confused on what to 
do, you might just hit a hot dog 
stand and "stuff your face," then 
go walk it off. 

For the people who just want a 

good laugh, Murph the comedian 
was there to keep the crowds en 
tertained between music sets <it 
the University Commons Plaza 
stage. Besides being a comedian, 
Murph was quite an acrobat, riding 
six-foot tall unicylces, juggling 
bowling pins, eating fire and bal- 
ancing numerous chairs and other 
objects on his nose. 

VCU's Grounds Department 
held its volunteer planting day at 
10 a.m. giving students and com- 
munity members a chance in lend- 
ing a helping hand in making the 
campus come alive with beauty 
and natural color. 

Not wanting to rub it in but for 
those of you at home, who were 
unable to attend, I will present to 
you the over all "Big Picture." 
There was music by the score, 
dancers by the dozens, arts and 
family activity available to keep 
the young ones happy, health 
tours and activities for those con- 
scious minds, visual arts and other 
activities for the artist in you, tours, 
lectures, information displays, hot- 
dog stands and a lot of fun. 

Paul Luton 


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t was a black-tie 
affair, an evening 
of sequined gowns 
and ruffled skirts. Students 
and alumni alike danced to 
the romantic and rhythmic 
sounds of Peter Duchin and 
His Orchestra and the 
Motown hits of the Coasters. 
Surrounded by a wave of 
black and gold, glitter and ex- 
citement, VCU celebrated its 
1 50th Anniversary. 

Students, faculty and alum- 
ni joined together from both 
the academic and the med- 
ical campuses to honor the 
university's sesquecentennial 
celebrated November 4 at 
the Founder's Day Ball. 

Under the watchful and 
demanding eye of Phyllis 
Demaurizi, Activities Director 
for the anniversary. Found- 
er's Day was a smashing suc- 
cess. With two ballrooms, 
each with its own live enter- 
tainment, students and well- 
wishers of the university were 
able to celebrate with enthu- 
siasm, gusto and panache. 

along with a healthy taste of 

Both Marriott and the Rich- 
mond Center were ablaze 
with excitement and antici- 
pation of things to come as 
the celebration rolled into the 
night. Peter Duchin and His 
Orchestra created an atmo- 
sphere of sophistication and 
distinction with the sounds of 
early twentieth jazz. 

As the majority of the fac- 
ulty and alumni danced to the 
sounds of jazz, the students 
found themselves twisting, 
shouting, jumping and hop- 
ping to the upbeat mix of the 
Coasters. From "Under the 
Boardwalk" to "This Magic 
Moment" students danced 
with life and exuberance as if 
there was nothing as spec- 
tacular. "I loved it," ex- 
claimed Lisa Buatta, a soph- 
omore pharmaceutical major. 
"I never thought that I could 
dance so hard for so long. It 
was great. I just wish that the 
band had played on and on." 
Happy Birthday, VCU! 

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With the pressures of papers, 
programs and tests, test, tests, students welcome 

An Added Break 


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for Christmas!" If not snow 
you can always count on rain 
for the winter in Richmond. 
Actually this year VCD had a 
touch of "white stuff" a cou- 
ple of times and classes were 
surprisingly cancelled. 

Snow adds a special glow 
to the dark cold winter 
months. Even the city of 
Richmond can share in the 
glow. Snow is to winter like 
the beach is to summer. Eve- 
ryone gets that tingling sen- 
sation when the weatherman 
predicts snow in the forecast. 
Students and faculty tune in 
to their radio stations and 
wait to hear "all day and eve- 
ning classes cancelled." 
Once that waiting period is 
over the fun begins. 

Students who usually sleep 
through classes are actually 
alive and ready to begin their 
free day. First you nave to 

think if you remembered to 
bring snow gear with you 
when returning to school on 
that 90 degree weekend. 

Once you find your snow 
boots and waterproof jacket 
you are ready to conquer the 
streets of Richmond. 

Monroe Park seems to 
have all the action. Students 
team up for snowball fights 
with students from both 
Rhoads Hall and Johnson Hall 
as well as with students from 
Gladding Residence Center. 

The party hour comes a lot 
earlier when students don't 
have to wait to get out of 
class. When someone volun- 
teers to go on a beer run they 
may need some help carrying 
the orders back. Dominoe's 
Pizza arrives a little after the 
beer does, but still not late 

enough for three dollars off. 
Oh well, maybe the next 
time. Many students prefer to 
stay indoors to catch up on 
soap operas, play cards or just 
catch up on some much 
needed sleep. 

While students are having 
fun, workers scurry around to 
clear away as mucn snow and 
ice as possible. With the pace 
at which they work you 
would actually tnink that they 
wanted us to have classes. 

Snow brings excitement 
and leisure time along with it. 
People who have the day off 
are busy planning weekend 
activities and getaways. 
When the snow starts falling, 
people start planning. A free 
day can turn into one filled 
with all sorts of activities. 

— Corinne Spinner 

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History in 
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thair and begin to listen to the lecture The pio 
lessor tails vour attention to the tolortut display 
on the computer monitors suspended from the 
ceiling. You are siltrng in the most modern ol 
VCU's tac.lilies. the New Academic Building 
"NAB," as the students refer to it. opened in the 
fall of 1988 In con|uncIion, a (our story science 
budding, named Oliver Hall, opened its doors 
Oliver was the second president ot the university, 
when It was known as Richmond Professional 

In 1917, RPI began its first session of classes 
with a handful o( students, one full time teacher, 
and very little money Dr Henry Hibbs instruc ted 
RPI s students in three bedrooms belonging to a 
residence at 1112 Capitol St In the spring ot 
1919. cramped, crowded, and broke. Dr Hibbs 
accepted an offer from Monumental Church to 
use one of their buildings rent free Additional 
classes were taught in the evenings at a local high 
school interested in expanding its evening stu- 
dent program. William and Mary began working 
with RPI in the eftort to produce quality evening 
classes The partnership was a success, and Wil- 
liam and Mary absorbed RPI as its Richmond 

With Willid 

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searched until a location was lound 827 West 
franklin Street 

The Saunders Willard house was a large three 
story residence located on the corner ot West 
Franklin and Shater Street The building became 
the center ul the institute, having classrooms, a 
library, an office, and a ladies dormitory The 
adjacent stable was turned into a small gym 

Several years later, m 1928, another stable was 
purchased for use as art studios This was done in 
the hopes of attracting a wider, more diverse 
student body Thus, the art school of RPI/VCU 

After several years of growth and expansion RPI 
purchased the Ginter House The House had 
lormerly been used by the c ity of Richmond as a 
library RPf purchased the properly and began the 
renovations to turn the space into badly needed 
classrooms The adjoining stable became the A 
A Anderson Gallery o( Art after the persuasion ot 
Colonel Anderson to underwrite the cost A flurr> 
of real estate purchasing occurred in Ihe next 
several years Some of these include the Allison 
House, which became the Presidents House, the 
Ritler Hickock House, the Meyers Anderson 
House, the AD Williams House, and several 
other homes Ihese residences were renovated 

lo be used as classrooms and dormitories By 
I9f,8. when RPI merged with MCV, to create 
VCU. the campus had grown to a physical plant 
of over JU buildings A library had been built and 

ch Cabell, al 
mond author An old apann 
been bought, turned into a don 
after Margaret Mead lohn 

er a famous Rich 
ent building had 
mtory, and named 
tirst Dean ot Stu 
ncjdern residence hall had 
been built and named after Webster Rhoads, a 
member of the Board ol Visitors Hibbs Building, 
a 4-story classroom/cafeteria was opened in two 
stages. Many homes were purchased on West 
franklin Street and renovated for office use 

The purchasing of existing buildings has oc- 
c urred for several reasons Land in urban areas is 
very hard to procure without existing structures 
already present Also, the institute wanted to see 
the historical homes preserved Lastly, restoration 
IS a cheaper method of expansion compared to 

Added lo VCU's already impressive campus 
lacihty IS Gladding Residence Center, built m 
1977 and named after lane Bell Gladding, a pro- 
lessor for over 27 years In 198 Mhe Gary St Gym 
Complex was renovated from Ihe Old City Au- 
ditorium The Student Commons devoted to stu- 
dent use. opened in 1984. 

— Cindy Seamster 

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1 Daytona 

Hah! A chdnte to relax and have 
tun. That's exactly what Spring 
Break has become for college 
students everywhere Dunne 
the one week break from 
school, iiudents pack up and 
go to a variety of places Some head to ihe 
world's famous Daytona Beach, others may go 
skjmg. then again some |ust want to go home. 
Whatever one does for Spring Break and wher- 
ever they do it does not matter as long as they get 
away from school 

Florida seems to be the slate to go for Spring 
Break, Fort Lauderdale once was the place to be, 
but times have changed, now the 23 mile long 
Daytona Beach is hlfed with thousands of wild 
and crazy college students throughout the month 
of March, Daytona does not seem to mind shar- 
ing their "beachy" town since Spring Break- 
j bring the money to "burn, " 

Daytona has plenty of both sun 
and fun to go around. Many 
of the hotels 

modale Spn 

Breakers by offering what they consider discount 
rates, Poolside activities take place including bel- 
ly-Mop. wet-T-shirt. and best body contests They 
also make discount cards available for souv 
shops and many of the bars and restaurants. 

Famous music groups and celebrities appear 
on the beach for free. Mobs of college students 
gather around and can be seen as far away as the 
music can be heard Groups which have per 
formed include; The Fix. Tne Bangles, Expose, 
Hall and Oates, and the Squeeze For the past 
few years MTV has been the main attraction on 
the beach The network's headquarters are lo- 
cated on the beach at Club 701 South. MTV films 
live broadcasts of both the dance show Club 
MTV and also the hilarious game show Remote 

oping gorgei 

Beach activities include 
an bodies in fluorescen 

ivheeling, bike riding or just walking and enjoying 
he ocean. Shopping and walking the "strip" at 
night are also common. The foreigners whicn run 
most of the shops are ready to get all the money 
they can from students. Be careful of signs stating 
"No Refunds!" Also be sure no one is watching 
■ on your new fabulous bathing suit. These 
shop owners are out to rob you blind. 
Learn to bargain shop and not spend your money 
e place, 

i-time activities don't have you 

ed out there is also the 

"nightlife ■' Popular dance 

clubs include; 701 South, 

Penrods. Razzles, and 

the Beach' 

pared to pay an out-of-town cover charge. Imi 
get there early to take advantage of the free drink 
specials Many clubs have you dancing to the 
■wee-hours" or the night or early morning. That's 
no problem since all you have to do is catch up 
on sleep while on the beach 

It you're tired of walking the "strip" there are 
plenty of people with transportation, |ust a wave 
of the hand and a friendly "hello" will have a 
Suzuki Samarai or a Chrysler LeBaron convertible 
stop to give you a nde. Whether you actually 
want a ride or |ust want to meet people it's all 
done in fun. 

Spring Break after all is supposed to be fun. 
Getting out and meeting people is always ex- 
citing. You may make good friends for life or ones 
lust in passing. Daytona Beach has the action tor 
both people living life in the fast lane and for 
those who |ust want to "kick back" and relax 

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Tent Meeting, directed by Gary C. Hopper 

Threads, directed by Gary C. Hopper. 

This Theatre VCU season varied from a Shakespeare play 
set in 1 91 3 to a play set at Elvis' mansion in Tennessee. The 
season opened with Division Street, directed by Gary C. 
Hopper; followed by Shawn Clerkin's Prairie Du Chein, a 
thesis production, with The Shawl, directed by Dr. Kenneth 
Campbell; then The Boyfriend, directed by Richard 
Newdick, the department's Assistant Chairman. The Spring 
semester started with Gary C. Hopper directing Tent Meet- 
ing; Graceland, directed by Graduate student Caroline 
Marx; and the closing show of Theatre VCU's '88-'89 sea- 
son, Love's Labours Lost, directed by Dr. Kenneth Camp- 

Theatre VCU students often work with many Richmond 
area theatre companies as well as their duties with Theatre 
VCU. The students are often on stage as well as designing, 
stage managing, and working as members of the production 
staff. Some of the theatres you may have seen them at 
include Theatre IV, Theatre Virginia, Swift Creek Mill, The 
Production Company, The Barksdale Theatre, and The As 
Yet Unnamed Theatre Company. 

In theatre the term "technical staff" goes far beyond the 
set and lighting designers. Sometimes the most important 
elements of a show are the subtle ones; sound cues that 
integrate with the action, the precision of a set change, or 
even the perfect prop. These hardworking students have 
often been hidden highlights of a show. Some of these 
technicians are often overlooked, but at Theatre VCU, as in 
any theatre, they are an important part of every production. 

Donna E. Coghill 

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Reginald Crump, a senior, in a piece that he choreographed. 

The VCU Department of Dance and Choreography is one of the fastest growing college 
programs in the country. Since it was formed in 1980, the number of students in dance has 
nearly doubled. Today there are 53 dance majors enrolled in the program. Faculty members 
include chairperson, Audrey Jung, Sharon Kinney, Chris Burnside, Martha Curtis, Melanie 
Richards, and Frances Wessells, the department's original founding chairperson. In addition, 
there are more than fifteen part-time instructors. 

A wide variety of courses are offered, from ballet to Afro-Caribbean to ballroom. The 
program's emphasis is on modern dance, although students are required to attend classes in 
nearly every form of dance. By their junior year, students have the opportunity to choose 
one of two areas of emphasis: performance or choreography. 

One of the strongest features of the department is the number of performance op- 
portunities it offers the students. Each year VCU holds at least ten dance concerts. Most of 
these concert feature the choreography of students and/or faculty, however, several are 
presented by guest artists. 

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VCU prepares students for a professional and suc- 
cessful career in dance and choreography by allowing 
them to explore their own creativity and to find an 
individual means of expression. Martha Myers, Dean 
of the American Dance Festival, says of VCU's dance 
students: "They come out (of VCU) with something 
very special, a wonderful daring, a creative reck- 

Student/Faculty Concert "Bildung" 

Left to right: Julia Reid, Fanese Mines, and 
Reginald Crump. 

VCU Dance students are recognized for receiving 
many scholarships such as to the Bates Dance Festival 
in Maine and to the Gus Giordano Dance Studio in 
Evenston, Illinois. Alumni have gone on to dance with 
many professional companies including Pooh Kaye, 
Mark Dendy, Bill Cratty, and the Zero Moving Dance 

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nee again the 
Men's Cross 
Country Team, 
under the super- 
vision of Coach 
)im Morgan, had a winning season. 
The men completed the regular sea- 
son with a record of 31-16-1. It was 
the third consecutive winning season 
for the Rams. 

The Rams began their course by 
beating eight other teams for second 
place at the Pembroke Invitational. 
They ran 5.25 miles at the Duke In- 
vitational, with junior, Larry Cluff 
leading the Rams, to place fourth. In 
a dual meet against our crosstown 
rivals, Richmond, the Rams suffered 
a surprising defeat. Then it was off to 
yet another invitational. They trav- 
eled to Monmouth, New Jersey to 
capture second place. At the UNC 
Charlotte Invitational, they raised 
their record to 27-9 while placing 
fourth. Down the road in Williams- 
burg two Rams posted notable 
records. Larry Cluff became the first 
Ram to break 25:00 for an 8K and 
junior Terron Powell posted his 
highest team finish. VCU tied Liberty 
for eighth place. The Rams proved 
that there is no place like home after 
they captured first place in the VCU 
Invitational. Senior, Mike Rinko es- 
tablished a course record of 20:46. 

VCU placed five runners in the top 
ten. There was no better way to com- 
plete the regular season with a 5-0 
win raising their record to 31-16-1. 
Now the Rams were ready for the 
final stretch. Fortunately they only 
had to travel down the street to Byrd 
Park as they successfully hosted the 
1988 Sun Belt Conference Cross 
Country Championships. Senior, 
Mike Rinko and junior, Larry Cluff 
ran neck and neck down to the wire. 
Rinko edged Cluff for 13th place. 
The Rams placed sixth. With select- 
ed runners, VCU placed two runners 
in the top 100 at the NCAA District 
III Meet at Furman University. 

Larry Cluff, a junior from Rich- 
mond, led the VCU pack. FHe was the 
first Ram to cross the finish line in 6 
meets. He was also chosen as Co- 
Athlete-of-the-Week at VCU during 
the month of October. Our number 
one runner, Mike Rinko, a senior 
from Utica, New York, rested during 
most of the season due to an ankle 

The Rams will lose four seniors, 
Kenny Carrol, Sean Connally, Sean 
Killeen, and Mike Rinko. The team 
will have nine returning runners next 
season and they hope to contmue 
their success once more. 

— Michelle Lynn Andryshak 

2 of 9 

Pembroke Invitational 

4 of 11 

at Duke Invitational 

L 25-31 

at Richmond 

2 of 8 

at Monmouth Invitational 

Oct. 8 

at UNC Charlotte 

Oct. IS 

at State Meet 

Oct. 22 


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A Season of 

Adjustment and 

va^^h s a young team VCU 
'A^^l Field Hockey began 
the 1 988 season unsure 
of how they would 
fare, but went for the 
jugular in their first game against 
lames Madison University. The team 
played strongly together but only 
scored once. After three penalty 
strokes called for )MU the outcome 
of the game was a loss for VCU. 

The young team did not let this 
loss seal their destiny and went on to 
win the next seven games shutting 
the other teams out. This seven game 
streak was a new record for the field 
hockey team. 

A key player in these shutouts was 
goalie, Krista Varady. Varady showed 
her talent and fierce competition by 
refusing the opponents even one 

After thinking about the shutouts, 
Varady said, "I felt good. I mean you 
have to feel good because it's the 

team that makes the game." 

While playing she did not worry 
about her next shutout. Instead she 
concentrated on her only job. "If the 
ball gets through the rest of the play- 
ers it doesn't mean anythmg. It's my 
job to keep the ball out of the goal. 
That's my only job." 

After winning nine straight games 
the women could not seem to keep 
the momentum they had gained. The 
losses began with a 1-10 loss to 
American University on grass and 
continued until the last conference 
game against Loyola. VCU dominat- 
ed and won the game 4-1 . 

This win proved to be a positive 
one for VCU. They won their first 
game in the South Atlantic Field 
Hockey League Tournament, held at 
home, beating Loyola agam 5-0. 

Up against James Madison again in 
the second game the Lady Rams had 
a vengeance, but they could not 
seem to gain unity to pull together 

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at High Point 

W 1-0 

at Wake Forest 


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and win. The game ended in a 5-2 
loss for VCU. 

At this point the struggling team 
had one more chance to prove their 
ability to win but did not pull through 
with a win. The last game of the 
season ended in a 1 -0 loss to William 
and Mary. 

Coach Pat Stauffer does not look at 
the season as a losing one. 
"Considering the youth of team it 
was more of an up than down sea- 
son. We probably did as well as 
could be expected considering we 
were starting five sophomores. " 

Sophomore Geraldine Maraia 
scored a total of 12 goals leading the 
Lady Rams in scoring. Followmg 
closely was senior captain and 
school record holder, Celly 
C hai m beria i n, with 9 goals. 
Chaimberlain held the record with 
33 career goals. Sophomore Phyllis 
Braxton and freshman Marni Vorhees 
each contributed five goals to the 
tally. Also, senior captain. Tab Urich, 
scored two goals during the season. 

Defensively there were three con- 
sistent starters. They were sopho- 
mores, Susan Johnson and Paige 
Hawkins and junior, Kelly Brown. 
Another sophomore starter was Shar- 
on Heilig. 

The VCU Field Hockey Team en- 
ded the 1 988 season with a record of 
10-9-2. In the South Atlantic Field 
Hockey League the team ended with 
a 4-3-0 record. 

— LeIa Rohrer 

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he 1988 Soccer 

T season came to 

an end as the 
Rams compiled 
I a final record of 
6 wins, 9 losses, 
and 2 ties. The Rams scored 
only 20 goals of 1 90 attempt- 
ed, while their opponents 
scored 32 of 223 attempted. 
The Rams began their sea- 
son on a high note with home 
wins over Florida Tech, the 
District of Columbia, and Vir- 
ginia Tech. Traveling on the 
road seemed to be a hin- 
drance to the team as they 
suffered 4 losses, two of 
which included Virginia and 
Old Dominion. Traveling 
across town to Richmond, the 
Rams were caught by the Spi- 
der's web as they were 
downed 0-1 in the final min- 
utes of the game. 

VCU scored their first Sun 
Belt win of the season de- 
feating Jacksonville 4-3 in the 
consolation game of the Sun 
Beit Mini-Tournament. In the 
opener, UNC Charlotte de- 
feated the Rams 3-0. 

The team continued their 
see-saw season as they lost a 
disappointing game to Mary 
Washington University, de- 
feated West Virginia Univer- 
sity and lost to UNC- 

Injuries took their toll 
against the Rams as they fin- 
ished up the season losing to 
lames Madison University 
and tying their final game 
with Randolph-Macon Col- 

Offense was led bv iunior 
John Dugan, who scored 8 
goals this season raising his 
career total to 25. He was se- 
lected as an Athlete-of-the- 
Week and was picked to the 
All-Sun Belt East team. De- 
fense was led by junior 
goalie, Noel Barber. Noel 
saved 63 shots and allowed 
only 20 goals to be scored. 

The VCU Rams struggled 
through what Coach Rosie 
Lundy summarized as, "a 
very difficult season." 

— Michelle Andryshack 

Coach Rosie Lundy, Richard 
Chilcoat, Noel Barber, Chris Thomas, 
Assistant Chris Trizna. Kevin 
Whitlock, Orlin Weise, Steve 

Amedio, )ason Cordon, Matt Thom- 
as, Bart Polster, Scott Gibbs, Carl 
luran, Mahlon Moore, Courtney Wa- 
ters, John StueckenSchnider, Eric 

Dade, John Dugan, Marty Pritchett, 
Mike Sumner, Anthony Briatico, Karl 
Blau, Sean Moriarty. 

64 • Athletics 

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Florida Tech 
District of Columbia 
Virginia Tech 
Old Dominion 

VCU Soccer Classic 

2-1 Canisius 

1-3 Indiana 

0-1 Richmond 

SunBelt Mini-Tournament 


UNC Charlotte 

Mary Washington 
West Virginia 
lames Madison 
Record: 6-9-2 

See-Saw Season • 65 

4 9 f t* *"'■ 

Lady Rams Struggle 
Through Long Season 

s a young team, 
the Lady Rams 
struggled through 
a long season end- 
ing with a 5-33 record. Only 
four returning players and six 
freshmen faced one of VCU's 
toughest schedules which in- 
cluded such top teams as Cal- 
Fullerton, San Diego, Univer- 
sity of Georgia and state 
champions William and Ma- 
Leading the team to break 
a 10-match losing streak with 
a win over Fairleigh- 

Dickinson was junior, Maggie 
Coughlin, who had 63 kills 
and 50 digs. She also led the 
team with 338 kills for the 
season. Adding to the effort 
were juniors Donna Milano 
with 63 aces, Heidi Kautz 
with 339 digs and Angela Hall 
who played hard and contrib- 
uted a consistent perfor- 
mance. Freshman starters 
were Jennifer Taylor and joy 
Omeiner. Vital defensive 
skills came from freshman 
Tara Autrey and offensive 
support from relief setter, Ka- 

ren Murray. 

Although the Rams strug- 
gled against tough competi- 
tion "one of our best games 
of the season was against 
Georgia." Rising to the oc- 
casion the Rams turned in 
their most outstanding per- 
formances against UGA. The 
team rallied together to take 
the second game away from 
the Bulldogs, 15-11, but 
couldn't hold on to beat 

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at Georgetown 
at Georgetown 

at Clemson 
S. Illinois 
at Georgia 
George Mason 
Virginia Tech 

Women's Volleyball • 67 


A Promising Team 
For the Future 




4 of 4 

at lames Madison Relays 

L 120-177 

at William and Mary 

L 132-162 

at Drexel 

I 114-178 

at Villanova 

L 137-163 

at Delaware 

5 of 6 

at Pittsburgh Invit. 

W 76-37 

UNC Charlotte 

L 37-76 

at Old Dominion 

L 121-167 

at lames Madison 

W 137-83 


W 149-145 


L 145-147 

at George Washington 

W 136-87 


W 156-136 


6 of 10 

at Eastern Regionals 

Mar. 10-11 

at NCAA Regional Diving 



^▲^^H small team is some- 
'^ ^^ times considered a 
nightmare to many 
coaches. Having only a 
few svi-immers to com- 
pete is a disadvantage, but the Wom- 
en's 1988-89 Swim Team turned that 
disadvantage around. 

Because of a small, young team 
the swimmers faced many great chal- 
lenges. To overcome these obstacles 
they understood that the first, and 
only way was to work together. They 
did so when they faced larger teams 
such as lames Madison and Old Do- 

Overall, the team compiled five 
wins and seven losses. By defeating 
UNC Charlotte, Richmond, Mary 
Washington, and Maryland- 
Baltimore County, they obtained a 
perfect win record at home. Surpris- 
ing wins against UMBC and Rich- 
mond were two highlights of the sea- 
son. A close, home win against the 
Panthers was a great feeling for the 
Rams because of the college rivalry. 
Away meets put a damper on their 
record. They lost all of them, includ- 
ing a close 145-147 defeat at George 

The Rams competed in the Eastern 
Regionals and grabbed sixth place. 
Top times for the season were 
recorded in nine events at the Re- 

The swimmers were not the only 
participants at the meets. The divers 
also contributed a large portion of 
the score. Leading the way on the 

board was Lyn Luczak. She holds all 
of the diving records at VCU and set 
one this season in the 1M (6 dives). 
Luczak competed in the NCAA Re- 
gional Diving where she placed 26th. 

Both the freshmen and the upper- 
classmen played key roles. The 
freshmen were a strong factor be- 
cause the opposing teams had no 
knowledge of their performance. 
The upperclassmen knew when to 
get tough. They knew what to do in 
order to produce a home victory. 

The Rams were guided by Coach 
Ron Trychia. The team's captain was 
senior Emily Zelna and co-captain, 
junior. Colleen Copeland. It was the 
last season for Zelna and Luczak. 
Coach Trychia said that the team did 
very well considering their size and 
experience. He looks to the future as 
a time to rebuild. The success this 
year shows great promise for the up- 
coming year. 

Colleen Copeland 





68 • Athletics 

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Women's Swimming • 69 

Seniors and Coach Polio 
bid farewell with 

A Challenging Season 

ntering the 1988-89 sea- 
son, VCU Coach Mike 
Pollio planned to unveil 
a new up-tempo attack. 
In his first three seasons 
as the Head Coach for 
the Rams, Pollio's team increased their 
offensive efficiency each year. This 
year, Pollio hoped his troops would be 
able to pick up the pace even more. 

The cards were stacked against the 
Rams on opening njght. The lack of 
game experience showed and VCU's 
offense became impatient. The end re- 
sult was a 74-58 Spider triumph. 

The murderous schedule continued 
with a visit to Bloomington, Indiana to 
take on the Indiana Hoosiers in the 
opening round of the Indiana Classic. 
The Big 10 power defeated VCU 85-68. 
The Rams finally got untracked in the 
second round of the tournament as 
VCU cruised to victory over Alcorn 
State University while scoring the cen- 

tury mark of 100 points. Martin Henlan, 
who set the tournament record with 32 
rebounds, was elected to the All- 
Tournament Team as was Chris 

After posting a win against George 
Mason at the Richmond Coliseum, the 
Rams dropped contests to Auburn and 
lames Madison University. Antoine 
Ford, a seven foot transfer, became el- 
igible after sitting out the first semester. 
The senior who would go on to be- 
come one of the most prolific shot 
blockers in VCU history, scored six 
points and grabbed nine rebounds 
against |MU. 

The Rams gained a measure of re- 
venge with a 65-56 win over |MU in the 
first round of the Richmond-Times- 
Dispatch Invitational Tournament be- 
fore losing to Virginia Tech in the 
Championship game. Mike Brown, who 
had suffered a back injury and a broken 
hand in the preseason drills, returned to 

action with 1 1 points and 10 rebounds 
in the two games. Cheeks was selected 
to the All-Tournament Team. 

The Rams returned from the Christ- 
mas break with a 3-5 record but hopes 
were high with the Sun Belt Confer- 
ence of the schedule remaining. 

But things changed dramatically on 
lanuary 2. At the start of practice. 
Brown collapsed and suffered an ap- 
parent seizure. He suffered from a rare 
heart disease and died. 

Though unemotional, the Rams 
recorded a big non-league victory with 
an 87-77 victory at Miami on January 9. 
VCU then thrashed homestanding 
South Florida in the first Sun Belt game 
of the year. 

Senior Chris Cheeks began a journey 
that received national recognition. He 
began with 31 points In a win against 

70 • Athletics 

Men's Basketball • 71 


A Challenging 

e then scored 2 7 
against South Florida, 
and became the first 
VCU player in 20 years 
to reach the 40-polnt 
plateau with a 42 point 
outburst in the 101-93 win over Old 

Cheeks was named the Sports Il- 
lustrated National Player-of-the- 
Week on January 26 al^ter he had 
scored points in three games. 

The 1988-89 Rams, who would go 
on to a perfect 7-0 record against Sun 
Bell foes at the Richmond Coliseum, 
dropped state rival Old Dominion in 
overtime at home. A loss to Tulsa 
was followed by a stirring victory 
over defending Sun Belt Cnampion 
UNC Charlotte. 

Road losses to Old Dominion and 
Western Kentucky were followed by 
another home win over South Al- 
abama at the Coliseum. After anoth- 
er loss at Bradley, VCU downed |ack- 
sonville with a come-from-behind 
effort and cruised on to an 85-63 win 



at Richmond 



at Indiana 


















at Miami (Florida) 



at South Florida 









UNC Charlotte 



at W. Kentucky 



At Old Dominion 






at Memphis State 



at South Alabama 



at UNC Charlotte 






at Bradley 









at UT-Chattanooga 



at UAB 






at Jacksonville 
at Sun Belt 




over Western Kentucky. 

The Rams suffered a pair of road 
losses at Tennessee-Cnattanooga, 
and at UAB, before returning home 
for a date with South Florida. The 
Rams closed out the regular season, 
on the road to Jacksonville, but up- 
held the trend of losing away and 
defeated the Dolphins. 

Having recorded at least one vic- 
tory against each Sun Belt foe this 
season, the Rams showed the ability 
to play on even terms with any team 
in the league. FHowever, they could 
not do so at the Sun Belt Tourna- 
ment. The Rams came up short 
against lacksonville in the first round 
o? play. Chriss Cheeks set a tour- 
nament scoring record of 39 points; 
VCU ended its season with a record 
of 1 3 wins and 1 5 losses. 

Five memorable athletes led the 
Rams through a demanding and 
emotional season. Derrik McChee 
was the only player to spend all four 
years of his career at VCU. McGhee 
was a consistent player on both sides 
of the court, but had the reputation 
of being one of the top defensive 
total of 383 points. Although only 
playing just one season at VCU, An- 
toine Ford still made an impact. The 
tallest player in the University's his- 
tory is now ranked fifth in career 

blocked shots. Ford quickly earned a 
starting position after sitting for the 
first semester. 

One co-captain on the team was 
the very personable Vince Wilson. 
FHe was a Ram for two years and 
earned the respect of many, both on 
and off the court. The team looked to 
Wilson for motivation as he proved 
to be a true leader. 

The heart and soul of the Rams 
was Chris Cheeks, a two year transfer 
from Lon Morris lunior College in 
Texas. Cheeks, also a co-captain, 
surpassed his 1000 point plateau in 
just 53 games. He was the Sun Belt's 
leading scorer with 667 points and 
was voted to the Sun Belt First Team. 
His inside driving and outside shoot- 
ing made Chris a scoring machine. 

The last senior athlete was the late 
Mike Brown. He came to VCU after 
two years at a |unior college. The 
native Portsmouth quickly gained a 
reputation as VCU's best defensive 
forward. A back and hand injury kept 
him out of play until late December. 
Tragedy struck VCU on January 2 as 
Brown collapsed and died that morn- 
ing. Mike is remembered as a proud 
Ram and an emotional leader. The 
five seniors were outstanding rep- 
resentatives of our university. 

tK_ rtiit tfiO 

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72 • Athletics 

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Men's Basketball • 73 


74 • Athletics 

^•V-!'--'- ■•-!;; . 

Cheerleaders • 75 


A Hope For 



^A^^l senior-studded team 
'^^ ^1 presented rookie coach 
Edmund Sherod with 
19 wins in his maugural 
year as head coach of 
ine VCU women's basketball team. 
VCU won six of its last nine games en 
route to a 19-10 record. 

The Lady Rams played 12 of their 
14 home games in an early season 
stretch of 16 games. During that 
stretch they had compiled a record 
of 11-5. The Lady Rams completed 
the season with an impressive 11-3 
record at home. 

The Lady Rams started the season 
off with two impressive wins and 
won the Thanksgiving Tournament 
here at Franklin Street Gymnasium. 
At the Lady Pirate Classic the Lady 
Rams posted two more wins en route 
to winning their second tournament. 
In the VCU Classic the Lady Rams 
lost in the championship game 
against Duke. In the regular season 
finals the Lady Rams defeated cross- 
town rival Lady Spiders at Richmond 
65-61 in overtime. 

The Lady Rams finished the season 
as a fourth seed in the Sun Belt Tour- 
nament. They pulled off a 82-73 win 
against South Florida in the first 
round of the tournament. They were 
knocked off by South Alabama in the 

second round 78-86 to complete 
their season. 

VCU was 4-0 in overtime games 
this season. In the extra periods, 
VCU outscored Virginia Tech 21-9, 
Mount St. Mary's 17-5, UNC Char- 
lotte 15-10, and Richmond 17-13. 
The Lady Rams averaged 1 7.5 points 
per five-minute period. 

Kelly Hoover, Carrol Ann Cle- 
ments and Rhonda Jackson all fin- 
ished with over 1,000 carrier points. 
Hoover set a VCU standard with 
1750 points and finished as the car- 
rier leader in field goals (762) and 
assists (431). Jackson finished as the 
career leader in steals with 276. Two 
other seniors started for most of the 
season, lenny Hecht and Lisa 
Stielper. Hecht finished as the career 
block shot leader with 80. These five 
seniors accounted for 66.9 percent 
of VCU's points and 60.5 percent of 
the rebounds this season. 

Hoover, an All-Sun Belt selection, 
finished with 16.6 points, one of the 
10 categories in which she either led 
or tied for the team lead. Steilper was 
top rebounder with 6.3 per game 
and junior Lorraine Ellison hit 83.5 
percent of her free throws to lead the 
team, also. 

The Lady Rams broke three school 
records this year. They edged out the 

old record of 73.0 average points and 
total points of 21 17. They ended the 
season with an average of 75.5 and a 
total of 2189 points. They smashed 
the old record of 479 assists to 507 
this year. 

Edmund Sherod was named head 
coach of the program, it was an- 
nounced by Dr. Richard Sander, Di- 
rector of Athletics, on March 3. Sher- 
od was named Co-Head Coach 
along with Assistant Athletic Director 
Alfreeda Goff just prior to the start of 
the fall drills. Goff was responsible 
for administrative matters while 
Sherod handled game coaching, re- 
cruiting and scout chores. 

Despite the loss of five senior start- 
ers, sherod is encouraged with the 
team's prospects. In addition to El- 
lison, who figures to start at point 
guard, Anna Moss returns at center 
as the only other Ram with a start this 
season. But Sherod played his bench 
often and successfully and believes 
his early recruiting combined with 
his spring signees will lead to con- 
tinued success for the Rams. 

— Amar Shrivastava 


The Sports Information 


76 • Athletics 

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UNC Charlotte 


















at lames Madison 












at Radford 






at Liberty 






at South Alabama 



at Md.-Balt. County 



at Mt. St. Mary's 



UNC Charlotte 






at Virginia 



at American 



at Old Dominion 



at Richmond 



South Florida 



South Alabama 

Women's Basketball • 77 

* # #♦•#••« 

W' ".* ••»' T* V " '* 

Leonard Alley; Associate 

Sports Information 


Mike Ballweg; Sports 

Information Director 

Eva Bard; Head Women's 

Tennis Coach 


Jack Bell; Head Golf 


George Borden; Sports 

Medicine Director 

Greg Boyajian; Ticket 


Henri-etta Burke; 
Academic Advisor 
Jeff Cupps; Assistant 
Athletic Director 
Ken Cutler; Assistant 
Athletic Director 

Tim Fitzpatrick; Assistant 
Athletic Director 
Dr. Geraldine Garner; 
Faculty Representative 
Alfreeda Coff; Assistant 
Athletic Director 

78 • Sports 



Tony Cuzzo; Head 

Baseball Coach 

Delmar Harris; Academic 


Steve Harvey; Associate 

Athletic Director 

Sharon Johansen; Trainer 

Roosevelt Lundy; 

Head Soccer Coach 

John Mauck; Assistant 

Ticket Manager 

Dr. Richard Sander; 

Athletic Director 

Edmund Sherod; Head 

Women's Basketball 


Sonny Smith; Head 

Basketball Coach 

Pat Stauffer; Head Field 

Hockey Coach 

Ron Tsuchiya; Head 

Swimming Coach 

Eric Wammock; Head 

Men's Tennis Coach 




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Administration • 79 

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The 1989 Virginia Commonwealth University baseball team was the second most successful in the school's history. 
Only one team has posted a winning percentage as high as .667. 

"We are very pleased by our 30-1 5 season," said veteran Head Coach Tony Guzzo whose career mark rose to 280- 
241-1. "We had high expectations for this year and I believe we acquitted ourselves well." 

"It's surprising our players were able to get into hitting grooves/' continued Guzzo, whose VCU squads have won 
126 games in the past four seasons. "We didn't face much live pitching in practice." A total of 17 rainouts limited 
practice time. 

The difficulties didn't stop Tim Barker and Adam Knicely, though. Barker, a junior shortstop whose .355 career 
average is the best ever for a Ram, hit .359 and led the team with 41 RBI, 34 walks and 35 steals. Knicely's .355 average 
included team highs in runs (47), hits (57), total bases (87), doubles (13), and homers (5). Knicely caught 378 of 384 

Two areas which were strong for VCU were pitching and defense. Both set school records. VCU's 3.14 ERA led the 
Sun-Belt and the Rams were below 3.00 for much of the season. The bullpen contributed a record 1 1 saves. In the field, 
a record-low 63 errors combined with 50 double 
plays gave the pitchers support. 

Right-hander Jerry Dipoto rolled fives with a 
record 5 saves to go along with 5 complete 
games in a 3-5, 2.76 season. He fanned 73 in 98 
innings allowing just 67 hits. Ricky Morris was 6- 
1 with 3 saves and a 1.41 ERA in 11 games 

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80 • Sports 

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(2 starts). Tony Helmick finished a creditable 7-4, 3.75, starting a team-high 1 3 times. Freshman Melvin Hornsby (3-1, 
2.75) and David Sartain (3-4, 3.73) also had excellent outings. Sophomore Ken Dagenhart (3-0, 2.35) and junior Danny 
Flanagan (3-0, 3.60, 3 saves,) had good years in relief. 

On offense, Scott Banton finished .323 with 20 RBI, 21 stolen bases and 24 walks, Eddie FHiner hit .295 with 33 RBI 
and 28 walks, Juan Serrano and David Ziara finished at .288. Serrano had il RBI while Ziara knocked in 31 and stole 25 
bases. The Rams stole 129 bases in 157 attempts while holding the opposition to 30 steals in 49 tries. 

VCU started the season with 1 1 straight wins and was 1 7-3 in March. After losing five of their first eight games in April, 
the Rams rallied to win six of the last eight. A 4-3 May led to the Sun Belt Tournament where VCU dropped two hard- 
fought games to South Alabama and South Florida, coming from behind in each contest. 

"I'm very pleased with our efforts," said Guzzo. "We'll miss this year's seniors and (draftable juniors) )erry Dipoto 
and Tim Barker. But, replacing talent is one part of coaching." 

"Winning 75 games and reaching the NCAA Tournament is something all of us are proud of," continued Guzzo. "It 
will give us a lofty goal for next season." 




Men's Baseball* 81 

♦.♦•♦-♦-- ' ' 

Record: 10-6 Home: 4-2 
Road: 2-2 Neutrah 4-2 
Wooster @ Hilton Head, SC 
UNC — Asheville @ Hilton Head, SC 
Southern Illinois @ Hilton Head, SC 
Washington College @ Hilton Head, SC 
Swarthmore @ Hilton Head, SC 
Bryn Mawr @ Hilton Head, SC 
at Atlantic Christian 
at Randolph-Macon 
at Howard 

8 at Mary Washington 


8 at Sun Belt Tournament, AL 

Janina Fox, Jr., Great Falls 
Lesley Jones, Fr., Richmond 
Karen Metzler, Fr., Falls Church 
Kelly Patterson, Fr., Richmond 
Jennifer Schultz, So., Springfield 
Aimee Seward, Jr., Richmond 
Heleen Welvart, Jr., Santiago, Chile 


After a five year absence, VCU reinstituted women's 
tennis as an intercollegiate sport. Heading the rejuve- 
nated program is Eva Bard, a native European, who is 
ranked No. 1 in Virginia in the seniors women's 50 di- 
vision in both singles and doubles. 

Besides spearheading a new program. Bard has the use 
of new facilities. The biggest gain in the past year has been 
the Harry and Charles ThaThimer Tennis Center, built 
across from the Cary Street Gymnasium. 

"Without a doubt, the new courts are the biggest thing 
to impact on our program. Already recruits are interested 
in VCU because of the new courts," said Bard. 

82 » Sports 

Women's Tennis 

Bard expects to fill her team with 
players over the next few years to 
give VCU tennis fans something to 
cheer about. 

The leading player on the 1988-89 
roster was junior Aimee Seward. She 
posted a 12-7 record at the No. 1 and 
2 positions. Seward, a business major 
from Richmond, has been ranked as 
high as 3rd in the state and 7th in the 
Mid-Atlantic Region. 
Lesley Jones, a freshman from Rich- 
mond, turned in the best winning sin- 
gles marks (13-6). Jones played all but 
one match at the No. 5 position. 

In doubles, the best record (6-7) 
was set at the No. 3 position by the 
team of Jones and freshman, Karen 
Metzler, Falls Church. 

Michelle Lynn 

Women's Tennis • 83 



All too often people think of athletes 
as just those with defined muscles, im- 
pressive forms, and expensive name 
brand footwear. If you ask any athlete, 
they will tell tell you something differ- 
ent. Although they may possess the 
mentioned features, there is much 

Outstanding men and women athletes 
represent VCU. They exemplify the true 
meaning of belief, dedication, and unity. 
The fancy footwear does not automat- 
ically give them glory. It is the hard prac- 
tice: the early morning run, the extra 
sprint, and simply the pure sweat that 
earns the championship banners, rings, 
and trophies. 

Among these talented people are 
those who add extra effort and excel 
above the rest. In appreciation for their 
hard work, one athlete is recognized 
each week throughout the fall, winter, 
and spring seasons as the "Athlete of the 

The following is a list of these 
standouts for the 1988-89 season. 

Congratulations and keep up the good 

Michelle Lynn Andryshak 


86 • Sports 

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• - ' -r * ♦ * ♦ ♦ ♦•♦•# 







Mark Troxell 

Men's Tennis 



John Dugan 




Mickey Moore 


Tommy Joyce 




Lacey Clews 

Women's Cross Country 

Larry Cluff 

Men's Cross Country 



Marni Voorheesd 

Field Hockey 



Larry Cluff 

Men's Cross Country 



Aimee Seward 

Women's Tennis 



Donna Connor 

Women's Cross Country 



Celly Chamberlain 

Field Hockey 



Colleen Copeland 




Kelly Hoover 

Women's Basketball 



Lisa Stiepler 

Women's Basketball 



Tyla Crumpley 




Carroll Ann Clements Women's Basketball 



Kelly Hoover 

Women's Basketball 



Kelly Hoover 

Women's Basketball 



Tyla Crumpley 




Colleen Copeland 




Rana Grimmer 




Jenny Hect 

Women's Basketball 



Lisa Stiepler 

Women's Basketball 



Colleen Copeland 




David Ziara 




Kelly Hoover 

Women's Basketball 



Lesley Jones 

Women's Tennis 

Mickey Moore 




Tony Helmick 




Mark Troxell 

Men's Tennis 



Adam Knicely 




Tim Barker 




Eddie Hiner 


Doug Brown 




Tony Helmick 




Ricky Morris 




David Ziara 


Athlete of the Week • 87 



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90 • Faculty 

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It is my pleasure to introduce the 1989 Yearbook, VCU Ram Pages. 

Virginia Commonwealth University lias had much to celebrate. Last year the University 
observed its founding in 1838, when the medical department of Hampden-Sydney College 
opened in a remodeled hotel at 19th and Main Streets. Within a few years, the founders of what 
became known as the Medical College of Virginia had established a major innovative center of 
medical education. In 1917, when Henry Hibbs founded the Richmond School of Social Work 
and Public Health in the city's juvenile and Domestic Relations Court building, he too felt that 
same kind of commitment to innovative education. In 1968, when MVC and RPI merged to form 
VCU, the tradition of excellence and innovation continued. 

And that same tradition can be found today in VCU's 12,000 faculty and staff working on two 
campuses and in the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, one of the nation's four largest 
teaching health care complexes. Its researchers and scholars bring in more than $60 million a 
year in sponsored research. The University boasts nearly 70,000 alumni in all 50 states and 18 
foreign countries. And VCU this year looks forward to the completion of its first-ever Campaign, a 
four-year $52 million effort. 

The University indeed had much to celebrate but perhaps none more significant than the 
quality of its 20,000 students. And on the Academic Campus nearly 14,000 of the University's 
student body pursue their education part-time and full-time, in the day or evening, in Arts, 
Business, Community and Public Affairs, Education, Humanities and Sciences, Mass Com- 
munications, or Social Work. This 1989 Yearbook is both a reflection and celebration of the 
excellence of our Academic Campus student body. 

VCU is in the habit of making a tradition out of innovation and excellence — of making a 
difference. On behalf of the students, staff, and faculty who worked with spirit and dedication on 
this yearbook, I look forward to the beginning of another fine VCU tradition. 


Edmund F. Ackell, D.M.D., M.D. 

Faculty '91 




Seated; Dr. )ohn Andrako, Interim Vice President, Health Sciences; Dr. Charles P. Ruch, Provost and Vice President tor 
Academic Affairs; Dr. A. Nancy Avakian, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. JoAnne K. Henry, Interim 
Dean, School of Nursing; Dr. Robert R. Trumble, Dean, School of Business. Standing: Dr. Thomas C. Barker, Dean, School 
of Allied Health Professions; Dr. David W. Hartman, Special Assistant to the Vice Provost for Continuing Studies and 
Public Service; Dr. James ). McGovern, Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences; Dr. Lindsay M. Hunt, Jr., Dean, 
School of Dentistry; Dr. Elske V. P. Smith, Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences; Dr. John S. Ruggiero, Dean, School 
of Pharmacy; Dr. S. Gaylen Bradley, Dean, School of Basic Health Sciences; Dr. Michael P. Brooks, Dean, School of 
Community and Public Affairs; Mr. Carl R. Fischer, Executive Director, MCV Hospitals; Dr. John S. Oehler, Jr., Dean, 
School of Education; Dr. Grace E. Harris, Dean, School of Social Work; Dr. Richard I. Wilson, Vice Provost, Student Affairs; 
Dr. John H. McGrath, Dean, Graduate Studies; Dr. Murry N. DePillars, Dean, School of the Arts; Dr. Alvin J. Schexnider, 
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. 


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Study Habits* 97 

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Opened in 1984, the University Student Com- 
mons is the center for commuting students, on- 
campus students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests 
to interact outside the classroom. 

The theater facility is used for small concerts, 
lectures, performances, and the weekly film series, 
A student-run art gallery is located on the second 
floor of the theater. 

The Park Place Cafeteria is open for breakfast, 
lunch and dinner offering hot meals, fast food, and 
deli sandwiches. The Common Ground offers a 
deli-pub menu and hot fresh pizza. 

The Information desk, located in the lobby, 
serves as an all-purpose campus service center, 
distributing current information about campus ac- 
tivities and programs. Located within the Infor- 
mation Desk, The Common Market sells a variety 
of snack foods, newspapers, and sundry products. 
An overnight film processing service and postage 
stamps are also available 7 days a week. 

The multi-use lounge in the main lobby is a 
place for a casual conversation or a quick glance at 
notes before class. Eight pool tables, the latest 
video games, assorted board games, and a CD 
Jukebox make Break Point, the Commons game 
room, an exciting place to spend a few hours with 

98 • Academics 


friends or for a quick game between classes. 

Other services on the Commons main floor include 
a Ride Share Board, public posting bulletin boards, a 
GRTC Information Center, pay phones, and campus 
literature racks. Two automated teller machines, one 
inside and one outside, have 24-hour access to pro- 
vide students with several banking options through 
the cash flow. Relay, and MOST electric networks. 

The upper level has two permanent meeting rooms 
and a ballroom, which divides into four smaller areas. 
The Student-Organization Area houses file space in 
addition to mailboxes for over 150 student organ- 
izations registered with the Office of Student ac- 
tivities. Several representative groups including the 
Student Government Association, Greek Council, Ac- 
tivities, and Black Caucus have permanent offices in 
the Organization Area. The Off-Campus Housing Bu- 
reau offers a central location for students hand faculty 
to look for apartments, rooms, or roommates. Ad- 
ministrative offices for the Office of Student Activ- 
ities/University Student Commons ad|oin the Organ- 
ization Area providing close contact with student 

Karen E. Levy 

Student Commons 


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There is a tiny office 
tucked away in the University 
Student Commons where films, 
concerts, lectures, and special 
events are produced. Amidst piles 
of contracts, rides, and publicity ten 
dedicated students gather before a 
Friday afternoon meeting. Scott races 
madly for Shafer Court, Jacquie decides 
which wedding dress she should choose, 
Steve tells of his adventures with Pepe 
"Tekillya" the night before, Terry and Craig 
lambast the members of the Student Govern- 
ment, Michelle hangs a poster of a half-naked, 
beautiful man drinking Budweiser as Nancy col- 
lects the agendas and minutes for the meeting at 
We are the volunteers who bring you INXS, George 
Carlin, and Edie Brickell. We are those ads in the Com- 
monwealth Times and posters all over the campus begging 
you to join us. We are the . . . 

102 • Academics 


Top row: Steve Taylor, David McGraw, Michelle Bolos, Scott Jenkins, Bottom row: Terry F. Brown, 
Nancy Daugherty, Craig Hughes, Matthew Watkins. 

The afternoon Jazz Series in the Common Ground. 

APB* 103 

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Each ^Friday afternoon from 5-7:30 pm^the 
APB Concwt Committee presents the Shaf^^ 

2\urt Contfert Series. Bands such as 10,09$^ 
^ aniacs,^wareness Art Ensemble, and Secrets n, ^ 
^entertain crowds of 2,000 students and non-^ 

106 • Academics 

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Photography by leffery Williams 

Shafer Court* 107 

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Association of 
of Economics 

The AIESEC is a student organ- 
ization dedicated to the develop- 
ment of management and lead- 
ership skills as well as promoting 
international understanding and 

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International Students 
and Commerce 

cooperation. This spring the 
AIESEC presented International 
Week with colorful banners and 
costumes and music and dance 
from around the world. 

AISE« 109 


Through rain, sleet, snow and hail, the Ram Rep- 
resentatives brave all weather to promote VCU. 
Sponsored by the Admissions Office at 821 West 
Franklin St., the Ram Reps volunteer for a variety of 
activities associated with the office. The Admis- 
sions Office handles all aspects of a student's ad- 
mission to VCU — from recruiting to application 
processing to admitting. 

Serving as Peer Admissions Counselors, Ram 
Reps are heavily involved in the recruitment of 
students hand the promotion of the University. 
They give tours, despite Mother Nature, four times 
a week to prospective students and their parents, 
and occasionally alumni. They also volunteer for 
tours to visiting high school and college groups 
which arrange special tours. 

110 • Organizations 

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Ram Reps accompany the Admis- 
sions Counselors on their visits to 
high schools and other colleges. Each 
fall the Admissions Office sends out 
counselors on the Virginia Tour, state- 
wide visitations to high schools' Col- 
lege Nights. 

Twice a year the group participates 
in the Admissions Office's two Open 
Houses. The Fall Open House invites 
all prospective students to spend the 
day at VCU. in the spring, they assist 
with Minority Open House for pro- 
spective black students. During each 
of the two days the Reps assist with 
registration, greet students and their 
parents and talk with them about 
VCU. They give tours of the campus 
and answer many questions. 

Not only do they recruit new mem- 
bers to the VCU community, they 
have recruited their own new mem- 
bers. As one of the newer groups on 
campus. Ram Reps started last year 

and has more than doubled their membership since the 
fall of 1989, now having twenty members. They meet 
bimonthly at the Admissions Office to plan for these 
special events and tours. 

The Reps also stay busy with other activities and 
programs; Betsy Pittman with the Archives Department 
of the library gave an enlightening talk on the history of 
the university. They visit the MCV Children's Ward in 
the spring and fall. The Ram Reps even hang out together 
with nights out on the town and parties!!! 
Anita McWilliams 

Ram Reps -111 




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The 1988-89 VCU Student Government Association. 

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SGA- 121 

Young Democrats 

VCU Young Democrats Officers: 

Craig A. Mustard, President 
Mona Sledge, Vice-President 
Mira Weinstein, Secretary 
Colleen Coyne, Treasurer 
Tessa Ellis, News Director 

The VCU Young 
Democrats strive to 
give the young people 
of VCU a voice in the 
affairs of government. 
Our activities include 
voter registration 
drives, campaigning, 
fund-raising, lobbying, 
participating in political 
conventions, and much 

We as VCU Young 
Democrats look toward 
shaping the future and 
not simply continuing 
programs from the past. 
We are the party that 
respects and under- 
stands the differences 
among Americans, and 
supports every citizen's 
drive to achieve and 
enjoy a better life. 

122 • Young Democrats 

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The College Republicans are an intelligent, 
dynamic and cooperative group wanting to 
encourage participation in the activities of the 
Republican party. The members promote in 
every honorable way the platform and can- 
didates of the party in order to educate the 
student body on political issues. 

College Republicans • 123 

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The VCU Escort Service is a 
volunteer student organiza- 
tion working together with 
the VCU Police in an effort to 
maintain the safety of the stu- 
dents at VCU. Sponsored by 
the Office of Student Activ- 
ities, its primary service is es- 
corting people around the 
campus and surrounding area 
free of charge. 

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Great Commission Students 

Escort Service/Great Commission • 125 

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Catholic Campus Ministry Leadership Team, from left to right: Stephen Wilson, Tony Weston, Corina 
Croninger, Rachel Ambrose, Kristin Neylan, Dave Bolgers, Johnny Young, (Kathryn PIche not pictured). 

126 • Organizations 




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A gathering at Sunday Supper. 

A VCU student meets a University of 
Richmond student. 

Catholic Campus Ministry • 127 

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New Studen 

New students to VCU attend activities 
to help them adjust to the atmosphere of 
university life. One of these programs is 
New Student Orientation which is held 

128 • Organizations 


every year before classes begin. This pro- 
gram gives new students the chance to 
meet other students and the faculty before 
the rush of college life. 

New Student Orientation • 129 


STAR 1989 

"It's liot, how long ib the louri'" 

"Where's the Common's?" 

"Is it safe here?" 

"How's the food?" 

These typical questions are asked by many parents and students during the STAR Program. 

The STAR Program is a one day event during which faculty, staff, and upper-class students assist new students 
through the first step of joining VCU. 

STAR is: 5tudent, Testing, Advising, and Registration. 

STAR is a day for parents as well as students. After a welcoming meeting, which is given by a specific 
school/college, the parents separate from their child and obtain information from tours, a Service Panel, deans, and a 
Panel of Students. The parents are first given a general tour of the campus. Then they head to a Service Panel, which 
represents different services offered on campus such as, financial aid, food services, housing/residence education, 
parking, public safety, STAR/NSO Program, and student accounting. In the afternoon, they meet the Dean or 

Bottom Row: Laura Wilcoxson, Paul Prichett, Lynne Webber Middle Row: Debra Law, Chris Fullerton, Stanley Jones 
Top Row: Anita McWilliams, Peter Mathes, Michelle Lynn Andryshak Missing: Lynette Jones 


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Associate Dean ol Stuflents. This session provides 
parents the opportunity to hear about campus lite, 
the VCU community and more. They wrap up their 
day with an informal session given by two STAR 
members. They talk about their experiences as 
VCU students. Following the session is a tour of the 
residence halls. 

As for the students, their day is more rigorous. 
After the school meeting, the students take certain 
placement tests according to their major that will 
place them at an appropriate level. Students may 
be tested for their knowledge in chemistry, foreign 
language, and mathematics. The students also re- 
ceive a tour of the campus. They meet with a 
faculty advisor, who helps each one select their fall 
classes. Members of the STAR-Team then help the 
students read the schedule book and design course 
schedules. This year's STAR Team is the first to help 
the students with their scheduling. In previous 
years, the students had little say in what time they 
took their classes. 

What qualified the 1989 STAR Team? 

After an extensive application and several in- 
terviews during the spring semester, the chosen 
team spent two weeks in training during )une. They 
participated in acc]uaintance workshops. Also, they 
met assistant deans and various di 
ret tors with whom they worked with. 

What did they do? EVERYTHING!!! 

They assigned and mailed confirmation packets 
answered phones, gave tours, administered placi 
ments, entered computer data, scheduled stii 
dents, [presented a student panel, planned Nt'u 
Student Orientation events, assisted students that 
spent the night in the dorm, ran various errands, 
and answered endless cjuestions about V( U .md 
student life. 

Who were these VC;U promoters? Mu hcllc I \'nn 
Andryshak — public 
relations/Goshen, New York 
' Chris Fullerton — history 
Woodbridge, Virginia 

Lynette Jones — advertising 

Charles City, Virginia 

Stanley Jones — physical education 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Debra Law — bus. administration 

and management/Richmond 

Peter Mathes — political science 

Midlothian, Virginia 

Anita McWilliams — publu rekitions 

Berryville, Virginia 

Paul Prichet — mass communications 

Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Lynne Webber — sciences 

Quakerton, Pennsylvania 

Laura Wilcoxson — psychology 

Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Michelle L. Andryshak 


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Rugby* 133 

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The Outdoor Adventure Program and the Outing Rental Center provide 
activities for faculty, staff, and students to enjoy year-round. Hiking, ca- 
noeing, camping, back-packing, and white water rafting are a few of the 
adventures led by experienced students that can be benefitted from. 

Outdoor Adventure • 1 35 

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Gymnastics Club 

136 • Organization 

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Gymnastics and Possibilities Unlimited Clubs • 137 

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Mens Lacrosse 

Faculty Advisor: Michael Pitts (School of Business) 
President: Mark Becker (Midfield and Goalie) 
Vice-president: Bob Bower (Goalie and Midfield) 
Captain: Nok Keomahathai (Midfield and Attack) 

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Lacrosse • 1 39 

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R. o. r. c. 

"ROTC, the most demanding, challenging, enlightening, rigorous, satisfying, difficult, rewarding, 
motivating and exciting course you can take in college." The purpose of the reserve officer training 
corps is to train collegiate men and women to become efficient leaders in the United States Army. 
Those cadets who maintain the standards receive their commission as a second lieutenant and begin 
their challenging career as an officer. OOOUUUgh! 

Mark Becker 

ROTC" 141 

142 » Organizations 

Organizations • 143 




144 • Organizations 

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Rejoice In Jesus* 145 


Society for the 
Advancement of Management 

146 • Organizations 

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Campus Crusade for Christ • 147 

Photo by leffery M. Williams 

148 • Organizations 


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150 • Organizations 

Richmond Arts Magazine is 
a student published literary 
and visual arts magazine. The 
works of students, faculty, 
and area artists are presented 
to the Richmond Communi- 


DiAnne E. Byrne 

Richmond Arts Magazine • 151 


152 • Organizations 

Organizations • 153 

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What a year the VCU 
yearbook committee has 
had. The stuff came to- 
gether and finally complet- 
ed a book that VCU can be 
proud of. VCU has been 
without a yearbook for the 
past few years and 1989 
proved to be the year to 
begin the annual trend 

The reactivation of the 
group began at the start of 
the 1 988 school year. After 
many meetings and budget 
approvals the okay was 
given and the actual work 
was underway. 

Recruiting people to 
work on the staff was the 
first priority. Photogra- 
phers, copywriters, graph- 
ic artists, sales reps., etc. 
were all needed to keep 
the book in motion. 

Once the staff was de- 


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veloped, production could 
begin; but not without 
good communication, 
leadership and organiza- 
tion skills. 

After all the preparation 
and then the actual pro- 
duction everyone had ex- 
perienced the stress of 
meeting deadlines. Jeff 
Williams, the advisor, did a 
lot of sweating for the 
whole staff. 

A lot of time and hard 
work was put toward the 
yearbook and the Ram- 
pages staff hopes that the 
trend will continue. 

Thanks to Donyell Bis- 
sing, the representative 
from Taylor Publishing 
Company, who kept the 
staff moving throughout 
the rough spots. 

Corinne Spinner 


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Creeks* 157 

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158 • Greeks 

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Talent and Block Shows* 159 

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Greek Olympics • 161 


Bottom Row, Kris Rutski, Sharron Williams (rush chairman), Pam Cook (vice-pres ), Amy Twiford (pres ), Beverly Peebles 
(chapter relations), Came Kozlowski (treasurer) Second Row lean Fnckleton (secretary), Stephanie Sweeney, Marianne 
Rossi, laime Karp, Aimee Street, Knslin Munnikhuysen, Lana May, Malty Abernathy, lennifer Phillips Third Row lanna 
Cohen, A I Harmon, leni Alcantara, Pam Lawhorne, Stephanie Paige, Alyssa Czarnecki, Kim Hardy Fourth Row Kathy 
Saunders, Mary Messerly, Becky Dimmet, Danielle Buttortf, Kathy Sequin, Meg Andrews, Barbara Saunders Top Row: 
Sonni Gillelman, Beth Spenser, Gina Harris, lenny Dorfeld, Linda Ireland 



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Back Row: Thomas Hofler, Frank, Ronald Peters Middle 
Row: Keenan, Lance Giddens, Darryl Ferguess, Wendell 
Maham, Phyll Billington, Graduate Brother Front Row; 
Marcus Clarke, Tim Harriston, Graduate Brother, Greg 
Stalins — (advisor), Scott Gibbs 



Bottom Row: Will Hargis, Jerry Chancellor Second Row: 
Scott Harris, Jeff Uthe Third Row: Geoff Bambini, Steven 
Shearon, Richard Hagerich, Steven Warwick Top Row: 
Arvon Griffiths, Dante Gorusso, Colin Stolle 


Front Row: Melissa Tolliver, Kameta Williams, Marisa Hall, Robyn Phil- 
lips, Majorie Smalls Second Row: Veronica Powell, Robyn Thompson, 
Echoe Rawlings, Alfye Ingram, Vashti Mosby, Lisa Lewis Third Row: 
Vickie Bess, Monique lohnson, Adela )ones, Arianna Woodward, Mona 
Crump, Felicia Gentry Not Shown: Sharon Rose, Melissa Thornhill, 
Fatima Carolina 


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Front row (from left) — Daryle Karnes, Darryl Putnam, Marie Fleming, Ralph 
Rose — President, Vidya Murthy, Tracy Dumouchelle — Senior Vice Pres- 
ident, Velta Harrison, Jim Burgess Second Row — Paula Walker, Dawn Wood, 
Linda Oliver, Anita Maldonado, Susan Williams, Susan Palmatton Third Row 
— Jeff Galyon, Matt Frame, Rick Cook, Frankie Dickerson, Willie Stroble, Keth 
Long, Jon Dudding, Glenn Knowles, Bill Fenerty, Kay Terry, Dean Dillingham 



Top to bottom Heather Taylor, Rhonda Carrow, Deborah Shafer, Christie 
Hazel, Kim Bishop, Tina Becker, Tina Witt, Maggie Shaffer, Tonya Diehl, 
Tiffany Rubenstein, Danyeile Sheffield, Kathy Gettier, Kelly O'Kane, Suzanne 
Grahm, Kristine Blevins, Kelly Gleason, Marissa De La Guearda, Stephanie 
Graeter, Lynn Essig, Whitney Paul, Kelley Taylor, Lori Jones, Anne Hickerson, 
Sonny McManus, Michelle Johnston, Denise Biggs, Amanda, Renee, Bingham, 
Leah Flournoy, Melanie Moore, Tonya Ginter, Not pictured — Heather Paine 


Top to Bottom: William Woodson, Scott Holbrook, Edward Macejka, Steve Headberg, Mike 
Hancock, Peter Murray, |ohn Coslanzo, Stephen Kasberger, |eff Wilkinson, joe Sullivan, Rick 
Hilton, Michael Mullins, Michael Mattison, Tom Burgess, Keith Via, |ason Williams, Anto 
O'Bernberger, Paul Stankevich, Owen Tharrington, Taylor Early, Ion Hohr, Tibor Fenyes, 
Jerome Burks, James O'Brien, Blair Rose, Mike McPhee, David Bottiglierie, Ken Walton, Matt 
Johnson, Stephen Jones, Rob Kirby, Chris Breskoe, Samer Khalat, Pete Mathes 


Lett to Right, from the bottom first row: Jay Zanone, Eric Polito, Bryan Aud, Jamie Lewis, Mark Odom, 
Kenny Giles, Randy Berges second row: Russell Hackaday, Tim Cassell, Bill Fiske, |ohn Porter third row: 
Reginald Davenport, Scott Adams, Chris Preuss fourth row: Keith Morse, David Harlow, Brue Evah, Bill 
Rusher, Brett Hall, John Moses fifth row: Ted Polito, Steve Dupree, Anthony Mehfoud, Jimmy sixth row: 
Tommy Mullen, Larry Cluff, Jeff Austin, Steve Skinner, Dariush Kashani 

not pictured: Chris Anderson, Derek Bartlett, Bryan Borneisen, Frank Brantly, Gene Chiado, Delayne 
Chowen, Mark Creasy, Patrick Dugan, Doug Hynes, Noel Luhn, Hunter Miller, Wes Moore, Frankie 
Rapp, Pete Reynard, Dave Rice, Eddie Schudel, Jeb Sommers, Brad Telfian, Scott Whitmer, Fredrick Zeh 


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V^'T^T~\ first row: Scott (Flea) Manning, Paul Gill, Tommy Moore (Barely), Patrick Fauver 

/ I I (Brownie), Rick Wilmer second row: Trey Hall (Gabby), Tom Marsh (Bat Mite), Alex 

Frie, Scott, Ganz, Frank Amory third row: Jon Hudak (Bull), James Shelton, Ray Luca 





PHI MU first row Susan Wren, Beth Guertin, Almira Arciaga, Stephanie Toth second row 
Paige Paravano, Susan Dyer, Trisha Casey, Kelly Stauffer, Kelly Smith, Lynne Weber, Amy 
Crescimano third row Michelle Arnold, Erin Connolly, Julie Burns, Katie Sharrar, Dawn, 
Melanie Richardson fourth row Lianne Marchetti, Toni Stevens, Sandra Strange, Susan 
Creroy, julie Raven, Lisa Goode, Heather Herrick, Ashley Wright, Melissa Shelin, Beth 
Barnes, Terry Rottkamp, Heather McAfee, Kristin Rock fifth row Ann Meador, Kim Madox, 
Alisa Arnold, Stephanie sixth row Kathy Merrill, Melanie Powers, Beth Elliott 


Standing: John S. Page, Anthony D. Jones, Amos C. Epps Sitting: 
Patrick O. Piggotf, Charles E. Hanna, Clinton L. Rogers Jr. Not 
Pictured: Earl Duckett, Syd Taylor, Kevin A. Marbury 


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top to bottom: Paul Pearlman, Todd Allen, Tandy Horowitz, Walled 
Mahmoud, Mazin Mahmoud, Tom Sundberg, Mark Phillips, Chris Brooks, 
Larry Wagner, David Lee, Nick Danforth 

168 • Greeks 

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Excuse us! But we're looking for the 
bathroom . . .?!!? 

Hey! Look at all those guys in their cute shorts! Now that's something to cheer about!!! 

Can you 
dig it? 

He missed a foul shot? What foul shot? / didn't hear 
any foul shot! 

I love it when they let me bless the audience. Thank goodness I 
remembered to bring along my magic Hoochy-Koochy Wand! 

! 70 • Greeks 

"He said he'd get his big brother up 
here to beat me up if I didn't buy any 
of his cotton candy . . . have you got 
seventy-five cents I could borrow, by 
the way?" 

Er, guys? Guys?! Uh, take the 
Walkmans off, will ya? 

People* 171 

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Hey! Watch me bop this guy with the 
funny sunglasses In the head! Heh 
heh heh! 

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Look, I'm beat — I'll help you all get 
out of the straight jackets later; but after 
all, that's what you get for falling asleep 
on a blind date at a fraternity party! 

Look, I told that girl in Econ class that 
you liked her, and well, she sorla 
burst out laughing . . . 

People* 173 

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Ah yes! And yet still another hapless 
(though certainly) contemplative) 
victim of the "I'm-at-the-library-so- 
what-do-you-th/nfc-I'm-doing?!" Syn- 

Hey, yol Can somebody find a ladder? The ball's stuck again . 

Carnage, Across-the-Street-from GRC style: 
wrecking a terrible snowy vengeance in the friend- 
ly neighborhood Monroe Park. 

1 74 • People 

Oh, boy ... do I really want to do this . . .?" 

People* 175 

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"Now I know that I parked my car 
somewhere around here . . ." 

Oh, well, I see she got up early to 
come to the library to study. I cer- 
tainly haven't the heart to tell her 
that our test was over four hours ago. 

1 76 • People 

Ugh. You know it would help a lot If I 
could remember how to read! I knew 
I shouldn't have gone to that party 
last night . . . 

People* 177 

"Sorry, no cameras, please. I'm not 
ready to face my public yet." 

You want to 
know what AN- 
GRY means? If 
so, then you 
break an ankle j 
and go walking | 
through the 
1I*%%@§ rain! 
Gripes, even the 
curbs are built 
too high! 


Not in Bart's Gommon's, you don't! 

1 78 • People 

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Greek Olympics: Can you think of a better 
way to spend a Saturday than tying your an- 
kles together . . ,? 

Don't we get extra points for just 
being cute? 

I "Look, my friend and I were won- 
dering . . . could you give us a ride to 
England? We'd promise not to be any 

People" 179 


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How come Ihrs walk seems so nuK h shorter from way up here? 

Ah, Richmond architecture. You know, with stuff like 
this floating around, it's a wonder why they don't 
make more movies here, like 'King Kong Climbs the 
Carillon,' or something. 

People* 181 

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when warming up for the Game of 
Life, it's a good habit before you get 
going to put on a funny looking pair 
of socks, I always say. 

"Ackgh. And to think I could have 
had my picture on a box of 
'wheaties' instead. The gall! The 

"Excuse me? Has anybody seen my 
car keys?" 

182 •People 

♦ - ♦ • • ♦ ♦•• ♦•♦ ♦•%••■ 

In an innocent enough looking guise, 
we see a mini-moon bomb hurled by 
an angry moon god in an act of 
vengeance, as these two unsuspect- 
ing players are about to find out. 

Destiny: Do we run from it, or to it? 
These guys didn't know either, when 
asked; they were just in a hurry to 
catch the Good Neighbor Hour 
show at the Byrd. 

Hello, sir? Sir? Sir? Uh, Hello . . .??!! 
Oh, well, never mind — let him look 
like a lawn ornament if he wants to. 

People* 183 

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184 • People 

'. \ \ '. \ \ \ ^ ^,^ ^,\.^. 

People* 185 

t ♦ # - 

186 • Students 

« « I •♦♦•♦ ♦•% ♦•••♦• 

loan Aldrich 
Brian Anderson 
Susie Anderson 
Eunice Andrews 

Belle Apodaca 
Katherine Arbelaez 
Alicia Arrington 
Betty Artis 

Susan Ash 
Clifford Athey 
Cathy Atkins 
Tammy Atkinson 

Constance Aversa 
Durward Baggett 
Laurie Baggett 
Suzanne Baker 

Yolanda Baker 
Carroll Balderson 
Richard Ballou 
Dawn Banks 

Seniors • 187 

t •• • 4 

♦ -♦-♦..♦-#-# 

# ♦ # ♦ ' 

188 • Students 

Edrl Bardwick, |r. 
Ronda Beall 
lamie Beck 
Mary Beird 

Robert Belfield 
David Berman 
Vickie Bess 
Randolph Bishop 

Cynthia Bland 
Robert Blankenship 
Lisa Blasioli 
Kimberly Blaska 

9i Kevin Blevins 
Trina Bodrick 
Carolyn Bond 
Bryan Borneisen 

Brian Boulton 
Liza Bourou|ian 
Harry Boyle 
Charlette Bradford 

Seniors • 189 

Loretta Brannjn 

Linda Bronski 

Brian Brown 

Carolyn Brown 

Elisabeth Brown 

Kempis Brown 

Ronnie Brown 

Robert Brownfield 

Melanle Bruce 

LInette Buell 

James Burgess 

Stephen Burgess 

Sheryl Burnett 

Mark Burns 

Adena Bushrod 

Jimmie Butler 

Mary Butler 

Robert Butt 

joy Caldwell 

Rebecca Callahan 

190 • students 

I uty Campbell 
Robbie Campbell 
Kimberly Cannon 
)oy Carlton 

Seniors • 191 

#•# ♦ < 


Scott Carpenter 

Robin Carter 

Sharon Carter 

Cretchen Casler 

Michael Catlett 

Marcella Chamberlain 

Amie Chamblee 

Nicole Champagne 

Nancy Chapman 

Michelle Chawlk 

Sheryl Cherrington 

Brent Christian 

Jackie Claiborne 

Carroll Clements 

Robyn Clifton 

Bryant Coates 

Janet Cobb 

Pamela Colbe 

April Coleman 

Berry Collins 

192 • Students 


^lephanie Condrey 
^tan Connolly 
[ )()nna Conner 
.itherine Cook 

Seniors • 193 

i * » f 

Annie Cooper 

Samanta Cosby 

Donna Cosner 

Cecilia Costanzo 

George Cox 

Tonette Craig 

Angelique Crawford 

Lisa Crump 

George Crute 

Aaron Cunningham 

Dana Dabney 

Jonathan Dabney 

194 * Students 

.->V<I»- M)4i 

Caylee Dalrymple 
Courtenay Davis 
Jonathan Davis 
Sonrlra Davis 

Stephanie Davis 
Tony Delia Vecchia 
Daniel Denmark 
Alicia Deputy 

Mithele Dillard 
Parker Dillard 
\iTissa Dixon 
Nicole Dockery 

Seniors •195 

# ••« • 4 

196 • students 

Teresa Ewell 
tdmund Fadool 
Sharon Famoria 
( \nlhia Farley 



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Molly Foutz 

Matthew Frame 

Michelle Franklin 

Gwendolen Galliher 

Louis-Charls Game 
Pamela Gaskin 
Seth Cehauf 
Gaynelle George 

198 • students 

* * A k A * *.*•*' 

* ^ * *■ * '^ ^^ 'a . A A V A 

Michelle Geraux 
Melanie Gettier 
Roshanak Ghazinourl 
Paul GiHIey 

Christina Gilchrist 
Martha Gillam 
Joseph Gillette 
Tasha Gladdys 

Kenneth Godsey 
shari Golden 
lilair Goodman 
Shelby Gorham 

Seniors •199 

# #•# • < 

200 • Students 

Rebecca Heflin 
Richard Herrera 
left' Herro 
loyce Hessel berth 

Seniors • 201 

♦ -♦•♦'..♦.■♦•♦,* 

4 4 » * 

Laura Hevener 

Diana Hicks 

Kathryn Higgins 

Lisa Hill-Green 

202 * Students 

• ♦ • ♦ 

.♦,f ,♦,•.•-♦.♦'.♦•.••• ••♦••;♦; 

Anna Howlett 

Kimbra Jones 

Valerie )ones 

Alfred Joyner 

Lisa Joyner 

204 • Students 

* . ♦ t ♦ ♦♦•♦ ♦•% ♦•%•#•■ 

Michael Kelly 
Loretia Kennedy 
Hope Kessler 
Loretta Khanali 

Seniors • 205 

206 • Students 

Stacie Kines 
Christopher King 
Karen King 
Kimberly Kinker 

Melvin Klugh 
Timothy Knebel 
Sutton Knight 
Linda Kopf 

Michael Koplln 
Lynn Kowal 
Evie Kravjcirovic 
Karen Kristlansen 

Jeffrey KuzniewskI 
Michelle Kyle 
Esther Lam 
Vincent Lamantia 

Andrea Lane 
kristlne Lane 
Stephen Lanlewicz 
I ss,i Lapp 

Seniors • 207 

Barbara Laru 

Houng I 

Maya Lei- 

Klet Lf 

208 • Students 


* • ■ ' ■ ^ 

t « fe % ♦♦•♦ ••% ♦••••■ 

leannelte Loving 
Joseph lowery 
Michelle Lozilo 
Lynn Luczak 

Brian MacDonald 
Woody Machalek 
Stephanie Matkey 
Ben Madden 

Ana Maldonado 
Gllda Maldonado 
Michael Malehorn 
Andrew Manning 

Seniors • 209 

i • > 

210 • Students 

» » A » A ^ * * A * A 

i ♦ • % ♦♦•♦ ••♦ ♦•%••' 

Reginald McKinney 
Lara MtPherson 
Jennifer Mecca 
Peter Meiller 

Seniors •211 

Vitki Mencarlnl 

Jannelle Merritt 

Mary Messick 

Sherry Mietz 

Paul Miller 

Ruth Miller 

Stephanie Miller 

Melody Miller Timmons 

Alesia Mills 

Michelle Mixell 

Cheryl Montgomery 

Melisa Moon 

212 • Students 

«? %' mi " "^ -^ « .*.».•.*■#••♦•• 

V \ '; % '• ♦ % ♦ f • ♦ ••••♦ 

Michael Mulligan 
Susanna Mullins 
Bradford Myers 
Patricia Myers 

Seniors •213 

#■-♦■♦•.♦•♦•♦,* ♦. 
# • f ' 

Sarah Oakley 

Mark Odom 

George Oliver 

Linda Oliver 

214 • Students 


Deborah Pace 
Nam Pak 
Vernetta Palmer 
Angelina Papanicola 

Seniors •215 

#•« • 4 

Valerie Peterson 

Pamela Phelps 

Cynthia Phillips 

Robyn Phillips 

Lisa Phipps 

Patrick Piggott 

Helen Poad 

Monique Pontbriand 

Glenn Poole 

Robin Pope-Moss 

Jeneen Porter 

Judith Pottinger 

Stephanie Powers 

John Prussing 

Sharon Pulliam 

Thomas Pulliam, Jr. 

Charles Quigley 

Mitchell Raful 

Lisa Raikes 

Solanda Ramos 

16 • Students 

* « • • ♦ ♦•♦ ••♦ ♦•♦•♦•• 


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Slobodanra Ranjelovic 
James Redcross 
Kevin Richin 
Lisa Rippingale 

Seniors •217 

Lisa Roach 

Linda Roberts 

Raymond Robins 

Cheryl Robinson 

Edward Robinson 

lanice Robinson 

Kirk Robinson 

Shelley Rock 

Elizabeth Rogers 

Marci Rogers 

Rosetta Rolan 

Samantha Roles 




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:13 « Students 

% % i ♦ ♦♦•♦ ••♦ ••%•♦■ 

Katie Roma 
Patricia Ronston 
Ralph Rose 
Sharon Rose 

Seniors •219 

M.irk Si hn.U'dter 

D<ivld Sthretk 

Craig ScotI 


1 Souther 

220 • students 

♦V ♦ « • ♦•♦•♦ ♦•% ♦•••• 

l.-li.i Smith 
Amy Smith 
Rl( hard Slough 
I racy Slaughter 

Matthew Sked 
Melanie Simpson 
Mary Simpson 
Kenneth Shulimson 

Floyd Showalter, |r. 
Cindy Short 
Melissa Shelton 
Ramona Shaw 

jerry Sharpe 
Charlotte Sebra 
)ulie Sebastianelli 
Vanessa Stott 

lanet Spencer 
)ohn Spencer 
Hazel Springfield 
Todd Sprow 

Seniors • 221 

# « •4 

#•♦•♦•.♦•♦•♦.* * 

!22 • Students 

%•♦•• • 

> .♦ > -• .• •,♦ •„♦ •.♦••••••*#•.♦♦♦ 

» ♦ • • ♦♦•♦ ••% ♦•%•♦' 


Frederick Talbert 
Carl Taylor 
Darlene Taylor 
Tracy Taylor 

Latonia Tennessee 
Tracy Thayer 
Amy Thomas 
Laura Thomas 

'^ihrlna Thomas 
Kiibyn Thompson 
Mi'lissa Thornhill 
I 'onna Thornton 

• ♦♦•♦♦♦. 

Suzanne Thornton 

Patti Threat! 

Genevieve Toler 

Teresa Toombs 

|lm Tran 

Lynda Trinh 

Lisa Troutman 

Laurette Tucker 

Susan Tucker 

John Tunstall 

Tabatha Uhrjch 

Donna Upshaw 

Rhonda Upshaw 

Kinder Urben 

Gladys Valentin 

Nancy Vaughan 

Michael Vick 

Jamie Viele 

Gretchen Vollmar 

Charles Walker 

224 • Students 

Beverly Waltnp 
Shelby Ware 
Kimberly Warrington 
Kendal Washington 

Seniors • 225 


«.' » ■ '. 

226 • students 


n.ulciu' VVt'bb Wck hons 
Kimberly Wells 
Cynthia Wellon 

Lisa Western 
Matthew Wheeler 
lerry While 
YolanHa Whitehead 

Diana Wiggins 
Allison Williams 
David Williams 
Kameta Williams 

Maureen Wilson 
Patriik Wilson 
Dulaney Wingfield 
[ avonda Wingfield 

I reda Winn 
Stephen Witle 
Sherry Wood 
Patricia Woolen 

Seniors • 227 








230 • People 


Graduation •231 


32 • People 


Graduation • 233 

!34 • Grarluation 

«^».--» • »»»*** 

Graduation • 235 

■.'"- '. ^ ' 

Alumni Activities 

The office of Alumni Activities provides an 
array of services, information, and programs to 
alumni and students. Our programs are designed 
to encourage alumni involvement with the Uni- 

We are here to help you become an active 
member of the University community and re- 
main a member when you leave the campus. 

236 • Graduation 

»<'•'•'-" ■ - 

The Alumni Admissions Counseling Program aids the Office of Admissions in attracting students to VCU. 

— Alumni Get-Togethers take programs, faculty, and news of the University to alumni around the state. 

— Now We're Cookin' is an exciting fall afternoon cookout and concert for alumni and students in Shafer 

— Founder's Day is a formal dance and activities celebrating VCU traditions and future growth. 

— Winterfestival breaks February's boredom for students and alumni with a barbeque, basketball game, and a 
cont ert. 

— Reunions bring alumni back to campus in the spring to reminisce and renew friendships. 

— The Alumni Directory helps classmates remain in touch with each other. 

— Alumni News in the VCU Magazine highlights alumni achievements and accomplishments. 

Alumni Activities • 237 

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MCV Physical Therapy 


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People* 241 

t 4 * ' * 4 • 

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These are only a few of the special pec 
past years. 

While students in Beijing, China fought for their freedom VCU students 
showed their support for the cause by erecting a memorial to all who have 
died there. 








1 II 

Kathy Laraia 

The Goddess of Democracy 

^ Memorial to the Murdered Students of Beijin 

»«^ ^ S ? '^- 

Mandy Lee 

242 • People 


pie who made a great impact on us in the 

This fall Revis Cox, Director of Student Activities, passed away. Re- 
spected for his strong leadership and admired for his calm intelligence, he 
will be greatly missed. 

Mandy Lee 

Photographs of Revis Cox courtesy of the Office of Student Activities. 

People • 243 

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744 • People 

".♦ »*\t ,»\» 

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Places • 245 

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246 • People 

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never change . . 


People* 247 

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Ah, the beach 


Evenings in Johnson Hall. 

Hollywood Cemetery. 

248 • People 

i; V *• 1' •. 


Oh, man. I'll just do laundry tomorrow . . . 


People • 249 

# ♦ # ♦ 

250 • People 

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On campus housing-off campus. 


A Friday afternoon 

of Shafer Court 


People* 251 


252 • People 

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People* 253 

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254 • People 

,* '.t ^» \f > -.» -.♦ •,♦ •••.♦•••••••♦•♦•♦' 


People* 255 

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Fire extinguishing lessons for the Student Commons crew. 

256 • People 

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Studying at the Library. 

People* 257 

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2S8 • People 

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People — VCU • 259 


7f.O • People 

\." 4' » •' '. •>" - •" • * - 

People — VCU« 261 


262 • People 

4* ,' V» "» '^ "• • ' ■ 

People • 263 

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People — VCU • 267 

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People — VCU • 269 

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Abernathy, Matty .162 

Achievements 8 

Academics 92 

Ackell, Dr. Edmund F. 


Activities Programming 

Board 102 

Adams, Scott 165 

Adem, Cherly 186 

Advertisements . . . .286 
Agnor, Glenda .... 186 

A.I.E.S.E.C 108 

Akins, Betty 186 

Alavi, Poneh 186 

Alcantara, Jeni 162 

Aldrich, Joan 187 

Allen, Todd 166 

Alley, Leonard 78 

Alpha Omicron Pi . .162 
Alumni Activities . . . 236 

Amedio, Steve 64 

Amory, Frank 166 

Anderson, Brian ... 187 
Anderson, Chris ... 165 
Anderson, Susie ... 187 
Andrako, Dr. John. .112 
Andrev^s, Eunice ... 187 

Andrews, Meg 162 

Andryshak, Michelle 


Apodaca, Belle .... 187 
Arbelaez, Katherine 


Arciaga, Almira .... 167 

Arnold, Alisa 167 

Arnold, Michelle . . . 167 

Arrington, Alicia ... 187 

Artis, Betty 187 

Ash, Susan 187 

Athey, Clifford ... .187 
Athlete of the Week 


Athletic Faculty 78 

Athletics 56 

Atkins, Cathy 187 

Atkinson, Tammy .187 

Aud, Bryan 165 

Auerbach, April ... 186 

Austin, Jeff 165 

Avakian, Dr. A. Nancy 


Aversa, Constance 



Baggett, Durward 
Baggett, Laurie . . 
Baker, Suzanne . . 
Baker, Yolanda . . 
Balderson, Carroll 
Ballou, Richard . . 
Ballweg, Mike . . . 
Bambini, Geoff . . 
Bannister, Debbie 
Banks, Dawn . 
Banks, Otis . . 
Banton, Keith 
Barber, Noel . 
Bard, Eva .... 
Bardwick, Earl 

270 • Index 

• t i - 

»T 4. -V a,. ^ > • - 

Barker, Dr. Thomas C. 


Barker, Tim 87 

Barksdale, Amber .188 
Barksdale, Ivanov .188 

Barnes, Beth 167 

Bars & Restaurants . .26 
Bartlett, Derek .165 

Beall, Roncia 189 

Beaull, Linette 280 

Beck, Kamie 189 

Becker, Mark 138, 

155, 280 

Becker, Tina 164, 280 

Beird, Mary 189 

Belfield, Robert 189 

Bell, Jack 78 

Berges, Randy 165 

Berman, David 189 

Bess, Vickie. . 163, 189 

The Big Party 34 

Biggs, Denise 164 

Billington, Phyll 162 

Bingham, Renee ... 164 

Binns, Teresa 52 

Bishop, Kim 164 

Bishop, Randolph 189 
Bland, Cynthia 189 

Blankenship, Robert 


Blasioli, Lisa 189 

Blaska, Kimberly . . .189 

Blau, Kad 64 

Blevins, Kevin 189 

Blevins, Kristine ... 164 

Bodrick, Trina 189 

Bolos, Michelle .... 103 

Bond, Carolyn 189 

Borden, George .... 78 

Borneisen, Bryan. . 165, 


Bottiglierie, David .165 

Boulton, Brian 189 

Bouroujian, Liza ... 189 

Bower, Rob 138 

Boyajian, Greg 78 

Boyle, Harry 189 

Bradford, Charlotte 


Bradley, Dr. S. Gaylen 


Brannan, Loretta ... 190 
Brantley, Frank .... 165 

Breaktime 40 

Breskoe, Chris 165 

Briatico, Anthony . . .64 
Bridgewater, David . .47 

Bronski, Linda 190 

Brook, Chris 166 

Brooks, Dr. Michael P. 

Brown, Brian . . . 
Brown, Carolyn . 
Brown, Doug . . 
Brown, Elisabeth 
Brown, Kempis . 
Brown, Ronnie . 
Brown, Terry F. . 
Brownfield, Robert 

1 90 

Bruce, Melanie .... 190 

Buell, Linette 190 

Bulkon, Sherri 28(i 

Burgess, James . . . 164, 


Burgess, Stephen .190 

Burgess, Tom 165 

Burke, Henri-etta ... 78 

Burks, Jerome 165 

Burnett, Sheryl ... .190 

Burns, Julie 167 

Burns, Mark 190 

Burnside, Chris 52 

Bushrod, Adena . . .190 

Butler, Jimmie 190 

Butler, Mary 190 

Butt, Robert 190 

Buttorff, Danielle .162 
Byrne, DiAnne .... 151 


Caldwell, Joy 190 

Callahan, Rebecca 


Campbell, Lucy. . . . 191 
Campbell, Robbie. .191 
Campus Crusade for 


Campus Growth . 
Cannon, Kimberly 
Carlton, Joy .... 
Carolina, Fatima 
Carpenter, Scott 
Carrow, Rhonda 
Carter, Robin . . 
Carter, Sharon . . 
Gary Street Gym 
Casey, Trisha. . . 
easier, Gretchen 
Cassell, Tim .... 
Catholic Campus 

Ministry 126 

Catlett, Michael . . .192 
Chamberlain, Marcella 

87, 192 

Chamblee, Amie ... 192 
Champagne, Nicole 

Index • 271 

J *' 

Chiado, Gene . . . 
Chilcoat, Richard 
Chowen, Delayne 
Christian, Brent . . 
Claiborne, Jackie . 
Clarke, Marcus . . 
Clements, Carroll 


Chancellor, Jerry ... 163 
Chapman, Nancy .192 
Chawlk, Michelle .192 

Cheerleading 74 

Cherrington, Sheryl 


Clews, Lacey 87 

Clifton, Robyn ... .192 

Closing 280 

Cluff, Larry ... 87, 165 
Coates, Bryant .... 192 

Cobb, Janet 192 

Coghill, Donna E. . . .49 

Cohen, Janna 162 

Colbe, Pamela ... .192 
Coleman, April .... 192 
College Republicans 


Collins, Berry 192 

The Commonwealth 

Times 152 

Condrey, Stephanie 


Conner, Donna .... 87, 

Connolly, Erin 167 

Connolly, Sean ... 193 
Continental Cablevision 


Conway, Ishmail ... 121 
Cook, Catherine ... 193 

Cook, Pam 162 

Cook, Rick 164 

Cooper, Annie .... 194 
Copeland, Colleen . .87 
Cosby, Samanta ... 194 
Cosner, Donna .... 194 
Costanzo, Cecilia .194 
Costanzo, John .... 165 

Cox, George 1 94 

Cox, Revis 243 

Cracknell, Daniella 


Craig, Tonette 194 

Crawford, Angelique 

1 94 

Creasy, Mark 165 

Creroy, Susan 167 

Crescimano, Amy .167 

Crump, Lisa 194 

Crump, Mona 163 

Crumpley, Tyla 87 

Crute, George 194 

Cunningham, Aaron 

1 94 

Cupps, Jeff 78 

Cutler, Ken 78 

Czarnecki, Alyssa .162 


Dabney, Jonathan .194 

Dade, Eric 64 

Dalrymple, Gaylee 


Danforth, Nick ... .160 
Daugherty, Nancy A. 

103, 280, 285 

Davenport, Reginald 


Davis, Courtenay .195 
Davis, Jonathan .... 195 
Davis, Sondra .... 195, 
Davis, Stephanie ... 195 
De La Guearda, Marissa 

1 64 

Delia Vecchia, Tony 


Delta Sigma Pi 164 

Delta Sigma Theta 


Denmark, Daniel .195 
DePillars, Dr. Murry N. 


Deputy, Alicia 195 

Dickerson, Frankie 

1 64 

Diehl, Tonya 164 

Dillard, Michele . . .195 
Dillard, Parker 195 

Dillingham, Dean 
Dimmet, Becky . . 
Dixon, Nerissa . . 
Dockery, Nicole . 
Dorfeld, Jennifer . 


Dorm Life 16 

Downing, Jerome .196 

Duckett, Earl 167 

Dudding, Jon 164 

Dugan, John ... 64, 87 
Dumouchelle, Tracy 

1 64 

Dunn, Gary 52 

Dupree, Johnise ... 196 

Dupree, Steve 165 

Dyer, Susan 167 

Dysick, Terry 196 

Bohemians 1C 

Edwards, Donna ... 19 

Eiler, Michah 26 

Elchelberger, Margery 


Elliott, Beth 16 

Ellis, Judy T 

Ellyson, Elizabeth . . 19i 
Entzminger, Katrina 


Epps, Amos C 16 

Escobar, Gilbert . . . T 

Escort Service 12 

Essig, Lynn 16 

Evans, Rona 19 

Evans, Sandra 19 

Ewell, Teresa 19 



Early, Taylor 165 

Edie Brickell & the New 

Faces in the Crowd 


Faculty 11 


272 • Index 

♦ •• ♦ • 

A .; -. V. '^^ V'.t ^^^ ,♦ ." 

Fadool, Edmund 
Famoria, Sharon 

The Fan 

Farley, Cynthia . 
Farrish, Annette 
Fauver, Patrick . 

Fay, Byl 

Fenerty, Bill . . . . 
Fenyes, Tibor . . 
Ferguess, Darryl 
Ferrell, Sabrina 
Filipowics, Carl 
Financial Aid . . 
Firster, Cheryl . 
Fischer, Carl R. 
Fisher, Heather 
Fiske, William . 

Fitts, Michael . . . 
Fitzgerald, Kelly 
Fitzgerald, Tim . . 
Fleming, Marie . . 
Fleming, Rebecca 
Flournoy, Leah 
Flowers, Gloria 
Floyd, Monica . 
Forbes, Wendy 
Foster, Janet . . 
Founder's Day 
Foutz, Molly . . . 
Frame, Matthew 

. 14 
Franklin, Michelle .198 
Fraternities & Sororities 

Gillam, Martha . . 



Joseph , . 


Ginter, Tonya . . . 


Gittelman, Sonni . 



Tasha . . 



Kelly. . . 



of Democracy 

. .242 


Frickleton, Jean .... 162 

Frie, Alex 166 

Furst, Stephen 253 

Galliher, Gwenolen 


Galyon, Jeff 164 

Gamma Psi Fraternity 


Garnell, Louis Charls 


Garner, Dr. Geraldine 


Gaskin, Pamela .... 198 

Gehauf, Seth 198 

Gentry, Felicia .... 163 

George Carlin 104 

George, Gaynelle .198 
Geraux, Michelle .199 

Gettier, Kathy 164 

Ghazinouri, Roshanak 


Gibbs, Scott . . 64, 162 
Giddens, Lance .... 162 

Gidley, Paul 199 

Gilchrist, Christina 


Giles, Kenny 165 

Gill, Paul 166 

Godsey, Kenneth .199 

Goff, Afreeda 78 

Golden, Shari 199 

Goode, Lisa 167 

Goodman, Blair ... 199 

Gordon, Jason 64 

Gorham, Shelby . . .199 
Gorusso, Dante. . . .163 

Graduation 229 

Graeter, Stephanie 


Graham, William 
Grahm, Suzanne 
Gravely, Barbara 
Graves, Debra . 
Great Commission 

Students 125 

Greek Council .... 1 19 
Greek Olympics ... 160 
Gregory, Maureen 


Griffin, Kevin 200 

Griffiths, Arvon .... 163 

Grimmer, Rana 87 

Grimstead, Lisa . . . .200 
Gross, Linda 200 

Index • 273 


Guertin, Beth 167 

Guzzo, Tony 79 

Gymnastics Club. .136 

Hackaday, Russell .165 
Hagerich, Richard .163 
Hairston, Melissa . .200 

Hall, Angela 200 

Hall, Brett 165 

Hall, Katrina 200 

Hall, Marisa. . 163, 200 

Hall, Trey 166 

Hamilton, Josiah . . .200 
Hampton, Linda . . .201 
Hancock, Mike .... 165 
Hanna, Charles E. . . 167 
Hardinh, Janice . . . .201 
Hardwicke, Jack . . .201 

Hardy, Kim 162 

Hargis, Will 163 

Harlow, David .... 165 

Harmon, A.J 162 

Harper, Jean 201 

Harris, Byron 201 

Harris, Delmar 79 

Harris, Gina 162 

Harris, Dr. Grace E. 


Harris, Scott 163 

Harrison, Velta .... 164 

Harriston, Tim 162 

Hartman, Dr. David W. 


Harvey, Steve 79 

Haskins, Matthew . .201 
Hawver, Ginger 


Hawver, Patricia 
Hawver, Suzanne 
Hazel, Christie . 
Headberg, Steve 
Heckell, Jeff . . . 
Hect, Jenny .... 
Heflin, Rebecca 
Hemlick, Tony . 
Henry, Dr. JoAnne K. 


Herff Jones 288 

Herrera, Richard . . .201 
Herrick, Heather. .167 

Herro, Jeff 201 

Hesselberth, Joyce 


Hevener, Laura . . . ,202 
Hickerson, Anne ... 165 

Hicks, Diana 202 

Higgins, Kathryn . . 202, 


Hill-Green, Lisa. . . .202 

Hilton, Rick 165 

Hiner, Eddie 87 

Hines, Fanese 52 

Hinton, Rita 52 

Hluboky, Andrea . .202 
Hoang, Aurelian . . .202 
Hodge, Michelle . . . 202 
Hofler, Thomas .... 162 

Hoggard, Eric 202 

Hohr, Jon 165 

Holbrook, Scott ... 165 
Hollingsworth, Scott 


Holmes, Malcolm . .202 
Hoover, Kelly . 87, 202 
Hopkins, Angela . . .202 
Hopper, Gary C. . . . 47, 
Howlett, Anna . . . . 203 

Hudak, Jon 166 

Hudson, Abigail . . .203 
Hughes, Craig .... 103, 
Hunt, Dr. Lindsay M. 


Hunter, Tabatha . . .203 
Hurlburt, Heather. .203 
Hurley, Alice. 154,280 
Hurowitz, Tandy ... 166 

Huynh, Hung 203 

Hyatt-Simms, Esther 


Hyde, Sheila 203 

Hynes, Doug 16! 


Ingram, Alfye .... 162 


In Remembrance . .242 

Irby, Dennis 20: 

Ireland, Linda 162 


ackson, Ethel 20; 

ames, Paul 4! 

ameson, Tracey . . ,20; 

arratt. Amy 20' 

enkins, Scott 10; 

oe, Randolph 12 

ohansen, Sharon ... 7' 

ohnson, Ellen 20- 

ohnson, Marcus . . .20- 

ohnson. Matt 16.' 

ohnson, Monique 


ohnson, Paul 20- 

ohnson, Vanessa . .20- 
ohnston, Michelle 


ones, Adela 16 

ones, Anthony D. 

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Jones, Chris 204 

Jones, Jonetta 204 

Jones, Joyce 204 

Jones, Kimbra 204 

Jones, Lesley 87 

Jones, Lori 164 

Jones, Stephen .... 165 

Jones, Valerie 204 

Joyce, Tommy 87 

Joyner, Alfred 204 

Joyner, Lisa 204 

Joyner, Tammy . . .205 
Judson, Kathryn . . .205 

Juran, Carl 64 

Jusell, juran 205 

Kalanik, Charles .. .205 
Kappa Delta Rho 

Fraternity 165 

Karnes, Dryle 164 

Karp, Jaime . . 162, 205 
Kasberger, Stephen 


KastI, Victoria 105 

Kashani, Dariush ... 165 
Kehoe, Jennifer ... 205 

Keller, Martin 205 

Kelly, Michael 205 

Kennedy, Loretta .205 
Keomahathai, Nok 


Keppler, Dr. Kurt .121 

Kessler, Hope 205 

Khanali, Loretta. . . .205 

Kidd, Christy 206 

Kim, Dong 206 

Kinard, James 206 

Kincaid, Robert . . . . 206 
Kines, Landon P. . . 150 

Kines, Stacey 207 

King, Christopher . .207 

King, Karen 207 

Kinker, Kimberly . . .207 

Kirby, Rob 165 

Kittredge, Claudia ... 52 
Klugh, Melvin 207 

Knebel, Timothy .207 

Knicely, Adam 87 

Knight, Sutton 207 

Knowles, Glenn ... 164 

Kopf, Linda 207 

Koplin, Michael . . . 207 

Kowal, Lynn 207 

Kozlowski, Carrie .162 
Kravjcirovic, Evie . .207 
Kristiansen, Karen . .207 
Kuzniewski, Jeffrey 

Langenderfer, Mark 


Laniewicz, Stephen 


Lapp, Lysa 207 

Larue, Barbara 208 

Lawhorne, Pam .... 162 

Le, Houng 208 

Lear, Maya . . 208, 280 

Lee, David 166 

Lee, Kiet 208 


Kyle, Michelle 207 

Lam, Esther 207 

Lamantis, Vincent . .207 

Lane, Andrea 207 

Lane, Kristine 207 

Leiinski, Marypat. . .208 

Lerch, Linda 208 

Lewis, Jamie 165 

Lewis, Lisa. . . 163, 208 
Liggon, Everett .... 208 

Lim, Amara 208 

Lipscomb, Karen. . .208 
Little Caesar's Pizza 


Long, Keith 164 

Lorraine, Kenneth 


Lorraine, Mitch . . 


Loving, Jeanette . 


Lowery, Joseph . . 


Lowry, Boyd .... 


280, 285 

Lozito, Michelle . 


Luca, Ray 


Luczak, Lynn .... 


Luhn, Noel 


Lundy, Roosevelt 

. 64, 


Luton, Paul 



MacDonald, Brian. .209 
Macejka, Edward .165 
Machaiek, Woody 

209, 280 

Mackey, Stephanie 


Madden, Ben 209 

Madox, Kim 167 

Maham, Wendell .162 
Mahmoud, Mazin .166 
Mahmoud, Walled 



Maldonado, Ana . 
Maldonado, Anita 
Maldonado, Gilda 
Malehorn, Michael 

209, 280 

Manning, Andrew . .209 
Manning, Scott .... 166 
Marbury, Kevin A. 


Marchetti, Lianne .167 

Marselis, Ellis 105 

Marsh, Tom 166 

Martin, Carson ... .210 

Martin, Lorna 210 

Martin, Marie 280 

Martin, Suzanne . . .210 
Martino, Patricia . . .210 

Mason, Hope 210 

Mason, Juliet 280 

Masterson, Karen .210 

Mata, Linda 210 

Mathes, Pete 165 

Index • 275 

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Matthews, Sherri . . .210 
Mattison, Michael .165 

Mauck, John 79 

May, Angela 210 

May, Lana 162 

Mayo, Karen 210 

Mayo, Sharon 210 

Mays, Jean 210 

McAfee, Heather .167 
McCarn, James .... 21 1 
McCormick, Margie 


McCowan, Reginald 


McCray, Arthur ... .21 1 


Meador, Ann 167 

Mecca, Jennifer. ... 21 1 
Mehfoud, Anthony 


Meiller, Peter 211 

Mencarini, Vicki . . .212 
Men's Basketball . . . . 70 
Men's Cross Country 


Men's Soccer 64 

Men's Tennis 84 

Merrill, Kathy 167 

Merritt, Jannelle . . .212 
Messerly, Mary .... 162 

Moore, Mickey 87 

Moore, Tommy .166 

Moore, Wes 165 

Morelock, Les 213 

Morgan, Cynthia . . .213 

Moriarty, Sean 64 

Morris, Deborah . . .213 

Morris, Rick 87 

Morris, Timothy . . .213 

Morse, Emily 213 

Morse, Keith . 165, 213 

Mosby, Vashti .... 163, 


Moses, John 165 

The Mosque 250 

Nelson, William . . .214 
Nester, Mary Jo .... 214 
Newbill, Yolanda . .214 
New Student 

Orientation 126 

Noriega, Sean 214 


Oakley, Sarah 21^^ 

O'Bernberger, Anto 


O'Brien, James .... 165 
Odom, Mark . 165,21^ 
Oehler, Dr. John S. 

McCutcheon, Mona 


McDonell, Paul ... .211 

Jaqueline 211 

McChee, Elizabeth 


McGovern, Dr. James J. 


McCrath, Dr. John H. 


McGraw, David ... 103 
McKinney, Reginald 


McManus, Sonny .164 
McPhee, Michael .165 
McPherson, Lara . . .211 
MCV Physical Therapy 


Messick, Mary 212 

Mietz, Sherry 212 

Miller, Hunter 165 

Miller, Paul 212 

Miller, Ruth 212 

Miller, Scott 280 

Miller, Stephanie . . .212 
Miller Timmons, 

Melody 212 

Mills, Alesia 212 

Mixell, Michelle . . .212 
Montgomery, Cheryl 


Moon, Melissa ... .212 

Moore, Ivy 213 

Moore, Karen 87 

Moore, Mahlon 64 

Moore, Melanie ... 164 

Mullen, Tommy ... 165 
Mulligan, Michael .213 
Mullins, Michael ... 165 
Mullins, Susanna ... 213 
Munnikhuysen, Kristin 


Murray, Peter 165 

Murthy, Vidya 164 

Myers, Bradford . . .213 
Myers, Patricia . . . .213 


Nairn, George 214 

Neal, James 214 

Neel, Stacey 214 

Neilson, Kristin . . . .214 


O'Kane, Kelly 16^ 

Oliver, George . . . .21-^ 
Oliver, Linda . 164, 21 

Organizations 10^ 

Outing Rental/Outdoor 
Adventure IB-' 


Pace, Deborah . . 


Page, John S 


Paige, Stephanie . 


Paine, Heather . . 


Pak, Nam 


Palmatton, Susan 


Palmer, Vernetta . 


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Papanicola, Angelina 


Paradies, Kimberly 


Paravano, Paige ... 167 

Parham, Todd 215 

Parker, Keith 215 

Parker, Sandra .... 21 5 

Paul, Whitney 164 

Pearlman, Paul .... 166 
Peebles, Beverly ... 162 

People 241 

People & Places .... 24 
Perkins, Charles . . .215 

Perrow, Alan 215 

Perry, Kimberly . . . .215 

Perry, Victoria 215 

Peters, Ronald 162 

Peterson, Valerie . . .216 

Petrovic, Tom 1 50 

Phelps, Pamela ... .216 
Phi Mu Sorority .... 167 
Phi Omicron Psi .167 
Phi Sigma Kappa ... 168 
Phillips, Cynthia . . .216 
Phillips, Jennifer ... 162 

Phillips, Mark 166 

Phillips, Robyn ... 163, 


Phipps, Lisa 216 

Piggott, Patrick O. 

167, 216 

Pitts, Michael 138 

Poad, Helen 216 

Polito, Eric 165 

Polito, Ted 165 

Polster, Bart 64 

Pontbriand, Monique 


Poole, Glenn 216 

Poor Starving Artists 

Festival 104 

Pope-Moss, Robin 


Porter, Jeneen 216 

Porter, John 165 

Possibilities Unlimited 


Pottinger, Judith . . .216 
Powell, Veronica. .163 
Powers, Melanie ... 167 
Powers, Stephanie 


Preuss, Chris 165 

PRIDE From the 

Ground Up 32 

Pritchett, Marty 64 

The Production 

Residence Education 


. . ,47 


Prussing, John . . . 

. 216 

Reynard, Pete .... 


Pulliam, Sharon . . 

. .216 

Rice, David 


Pulliam, Thomas . 

. .216 

Richardson, Melanie 

Putnam, Darryl . . 



Richin, Kevin .... 



Richmond Arts 





Richmond Sympho 


Quigley, Charles 


Rippingale, Lisa . . . 



Roach, Lisa 



Roberts, Linda. . . . 


V ■ 

. .216 

Robertson, Shannor 


Raful, Mitchell. . . 

. .47 

Raikes, Lisa 

. .216 

Robins, Raymond . 


Ram Reps 


Robinson, Cheryl . 


Ramos, Solanda . 

. .216 

Robinson, Edward . 


Ranjelovic, Sloban 


Robinson, Janice . . 


. .217 

Robinson, Kirk . . . 
Rock, Kristin 


Rapp, Frankie . . . 



Raven, Julie 

. .167 

Rock, Shelley .... 


Rawlins, Echoe . . 


Rogers, Clinton L. . 


Redcross, James . 

. .217 

Rogers, Elizabeth . 


Reid, Julia 

. . .52 

Rogers, Marci .... 


Rejoice in Jesus 

Rolan, Rosetta ... 



. .147 

Roles, Samantha . . 


Remembrance . . 

. .242 

Roma, Katie 




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Ronston, Patricia . . .219 

Rose, Blair 165 

Rose, Ralph. . 164, 219 
Rose, Sharon. 163,219 
Rosser, Barbara . . . .219 
Rossi, Marianne ... 162 

R.O.T.C 141 

Rottkamp, Terry ... 167 
Rubenstein, Tiffany 

1 64 

Ruch, Dr. Charles P. 


Ruggiero, Dr. John S. 


Rusher, Bill 165 

Rutlin, Tammy ... .219 
Rutski, Kris 162 


Saad, Raneah 219 

Sander, Dr. Richard 


Sangid, Maher 219 

Satterwhite, Emily .219 
Saunders, Barbara .162 
Savage, Shenay . . . .219 
Savitt, Deborah ... 154, 
Schexnider, Dr. Alvin J. 


Schieken, Julia ... .219 
Schmiege, Lisa ... .219 
Schnaedter, Mark . .220 
Schreck, David ... .220 
Schudel, Eddie ... .165 

Scott, Craig 220 

Scott, Vanessa 221 

Seamster, Cindy . 280 

Sebastionelli, Julie 

221, 280 

Sebra, Charlotte . . .221 

Seniors 186 

Sequin, Kathy 162 

Seward, Aimee 87 

Shafer Court 106 

Shafer, Deborah ... 164 

Shafer, John 47 

Shaffer, Maggie .... 164 

Sharpe, Jerry 221 

Sharrar, Katie 167 

Shaw, Ramona . . . .221 
Shearon, Steven ... 163 
Sheffield, Danyelle 

Shelin, Melissa 
Shelton, James 
Sherod, Edund 
Short, Cindy . 
Showalter, Floyd 
Shrivastava, Amar 
Shulimson, Keneth 

Sigma Tau Gamma 

Fraternity 166 

Simpson, Mary . . . .221 
Simpson, Melanie . .221 
Sixth St. Marketplace 


Sked, Matthew ... .221 

Skinner, Steve 165 

Slaughter, Tracy . . .221 

Sledge, Mona 122 

Slough, Richard. . . .221 
Smalls, Marjorie ... 163 

Smith, Amy 221 

Smith, Dr. Elske v. P. 


Smith, Kelly 167 

Smith, Leiia 221 

Smith, Sonny 79 

Soc. for the Adv. of 
Management .... 146 

Sommers, Jeb 165 

Special Thanks .... 285 

Spencer, Janet 221 

Spencer, John 221 

Spenser, Beth 162 

Spinner, Corinne. . .280 

Spirit Night 170 

Sports 264 

Spring Break 44 

Spring Fever 28 

Springfield, Hazel . .221 

Sprow, Todd 221 

Spruill, Shelly 222 

Stalins, Greg 162 

Stankevich, Paul .165 
Stanovick, Amy . . . .222 
S.T.A.R. Program. .130 

Stauffer, Kelly 167 

Stauffer, Pat 79 

Steger, Crystal 222 

Stevens, Toni 167 

Stewart, Karen .... 222 

Stiepler, Lisa 87 

Stith, Tracey 222 

Stolle, Colin 163 

Strange, Sandra .... 167 

Streakers 252 

Street, Aimee 162 

Stroble, Willie 164 

Student Commons . .98 
Student Get-Aways . . 22 
Student Government 
Association 120 

Student Life 2 

Study Habits 96 

Stueckenschnider, John 


Sturm, Anne 222 

Sullivan, Joe 165 

Sumner, Barbara . . .222 

Sumner, Mike 64 

Sundberg, Tom .... 166 
Surfer, Margaret . . .222 
Sutton, Matthew . . . 222 

Suy, Simeng 222 

Sviontek, Michelle 


Sweeney, Stephanie 

1 62 

Szot, Penny 222 


Talbert, Frederick . .223 
Talent & Block Shows 


Taylor, Cari 223 

Taylor, Darlene . . . .223 
Taylor, Heather. . . .164 

Taylor, Kelley 164 

Taylor, Steve . 103, 121 

Taylor, Syd 167 

Taylor, Tracy 223 

Tau Epsilon Phi 

Fraternity 166 

Telfian, Brad 165 

Tennessee, Latonja 


Terry, Kay 164 

Tharrington, Owen 


Thayer, Tracy 223 

Teatre VCU 46 

Theta Delta Chi 
Fraternity . . . 
Thomas, Amy . 
Thomas, Chris . 
Thomas, Laura 
Thomas, Matt . 
Thomas, Sabrina 
Thompson, Lisa . 
Thompson, Robyn 

163, 223 


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Thoriihill, Melissa . 163, 


Thornton, Donna . .223 

Thornton, Jeff 52 

Thornton, Suzanne 


Threatt, Patti 224 

Toler, Genevieve . .224 
Tolliver, Melissa .163 
Toombs, Teresa . . .224 
Toth, Stephanie ... 167 

Tran, Jim 224 

Trinh, Lynda 224 

Trizna, Chris 64 

Troutman, Lisa .... 224 

Troxell, Mark 87 

Trumble, Dr. Robert R. 


Tsuchiya, Ron 79 

Tucker, Laurette . . .224 

Tucker, Susan 224 

Tunstall, John 224 

Twiford, Amy 1 62 


Uhrich, Tabatha . . . 224 
University Expansion 


Upshaw, Donna . . .224 
Upshaw, Rhonda . .224 

Urben, Kinder 224 

Uthe, Jeff 163 

Valentin, Gladys . . .224 
Vaughan, Nancy . . .224 

VCU Dance 52 

VCU Lacrosse Club 


VCU Rugby 132 

Via, Keith 165 

Vick, Michael 224 

Viele, Jamie 224 

Vollmar, Gretchen 


Voorheesd, Marni 87 


Wagner, Larry 166 

Walker, Charles . . .224 

Walker, Paul 164 

Walton, Ken 165 

Waltrip, Beverly . . .225 
Wammock, Erick ... 79 

Ware, Shelby 225 

Warrington, Kimberly 


Warwick, Steven ... 1 63 
Washington, Kendal 


Wasko, Theodore . . 226 
Waters, Courtney ... 64 
Watkins, Matthew 


Watts, Tess 226 

Waybright, Jonathan 


Waybright, Tyler. . .226 

Whitlock, Kevin 
Whitmer, Scott . 
Wiggins, Diana . 
Wilkinson, Jeff . 
Williams, Allison 
Williams, David 
Williams, Jason . 
Williams, Jeffery M. 

155, 280, 

Williams, Kameta . 

Williams, Sharon 
Williams, Susan . 








Webb, Darlene ... .227 

Weber, Lynn 167 

Weise, Orlin 64 

Weiser, Sonia 52 

Welchons, Marian 


Wells, Kimberly . . .227 
Welton, Cynthis .227 

Western, Lisa 277 

Wheeler, Matthew 


White, Terry 227 

Whitehead, Yolanda 


Wilmer, Rick 166 

Wilson, Maureen . .227 
Wilson, Patrick ... .227 
Wilson, Dr. Richard I. 


Wingfield, Dulaney 


Wingfield, Lavonda 


Winn, Freda 227 

Winterfestival 40 

Witt, Tina 164 

Witte, Stephen ... .227 
Women's Basketball 


Women's Field Hockey 


Women's Swimming 


Women's Volleyball 


Wood, Dawn 164 

Wood, Sherry 227 

Woodson, William 

1 64 

Woodward, Arianna 


Wooten, Patricia . . .227 

Wren, Susan 167 

Wright, Ahley 167 

Wright, Keith 228 

WVCW 148 

Wynkoop, Jonathan 



Yearbook Staff ... 1 54, 

Yeates, Traci 280 

Young, John 228 

Young Democrats .122 
Ysreal, Victoria228 

Zanone, John 228 

Zeh, Frederick .... 165 
Zeta Delta Pi Sorority 

1 64 

Ziara, David 87 

Zinn, John 228 

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What's new at VCU^ A common ground thai all students can call the Rampages. This first edition has 
been a combined ettort of the many diverse departments and students within the changing campus. The 
problem faced and resolved to present this book represent the long hours, the frustration, and adventure 
of creating the book "From the Ground Up." 

VCU's last yearbook, the Commonwealth, was published nine years ago. Since then, all records have 
been lost. There was nothing for the Rampages to be based upon, so it had to be created from "scratch." 
Every procedure and bylaw had to be newly established. The book began last summer with three 
students, an advisor, and minimal office space. The Rampages found locations from one end of the 
campus to the other: first a room on Franklin Street, second the new Academic Building, and last the 
dilapidated building behind Gary Street Gym. With this in mind, it is no surprise that students do not knov\ 
what the Rampages are. 

Flipping through the pages one can see the exterior changes to the campus landscape. Not as apparent, 
however, are the interior changes represented by the existence ot the Rampages. This collection ot 
photographs and articles began with the efforts of thirty ambitious volunteers co-ordinating the de- 
partments of VCU. Without the help of the Arts, Library, Alumni, Student Commons and more, this book 
could not be possible. Also, a faculty advisory committee was established to facilitate student and faculty 
relationships within the school structure. The opportunity of students and faculty to work together under 
a "common ground" will enhance VCU academic excellence. 

Despite the slow start, the production of the Rampages has been an exciting undertaking. Literature, 
art, business, and photography are the fields of experience a student can discover and improve. Learning 
about life is always difficult, but to learn with a group of fellow student striving for a common goal is 
rewarding. Creating the Rampages revealed the positive effect of theatre, dance, community service, and 
campus beautification in the city of Richmond. A graduate has more than a diploma but the satistaction ot 
being part of a university that works towards improving the community. 

VCU is a driving force in which alumni past and present should be proud. The Rampages is your record 
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Yes, there's a VCU Rampage Yearbook, believe it or not! However, it did not "magically materialize." It took 
a lot of hard work from many people. The VCU Yearbook has been called many names over the years. From 
19;?M955 it was called the Wigwam. From 1956-1978 it was called The Cobblestone. In 1979-1980 it was The 
Commonwealth. And now in 1988-1989 we have The Rampages. 

There have been many changes in the book and its staff since it started back in the Summer of '88. Below is a list of 
Rampage Staffers, who went above and beyond the call of duty: 

Best and Outstanding Business Accomplishments — Boyd Lowry 

Best at Meeting Deadlines — Susan Morrison 

Best Beginnings — Mark Malehorn 

Best and Fastest Typist — Donna Coghill 

Best Copy — Corinne Spinner 

Best Staff Photographer — Mark Becker 

For the First Fifty-Two Pages — Ali Hurley 

Unsung Heroine — Michelle Andryshak 

Best Darkroom Skills — Debbie Savitt 

Best Connections Within The Athletic Department — Marie Martin 

Best at Organizing Smc\ll Groups — Suzanne Hawver and Sondra Davis 

Greatest Desire to Contribute — Ginger Hawver 

Best Magic Act — Tina Becker 

Best Section Editor — Danieila Cracknell 

Staff Comedian — Kathryn Higgins 

Biggest Supporter of Kodak Film! — Linette Beaull 

Outstanding Bar Copy — Paul Luton 

Outstanding Add Cover Design — Julie Sebastionelli 

Best Person For Handling The Impossible — Nancy Daugherty 

Danyell Bissing, Taylor Publishing Representative, for her dedication, long hours and patience, especially at the end. 

And a Special Thanks to all family and friends of the Rampage Staff for their patience during an often hectic year. 

To the entire Rampages Staff — THANK YOU! 




This book grew From the Ground Up and we definitely take Pride in it. The Rampage Staff hopes that they 
have met the task of capturing the year in its photographs and words for Students, Faculty, and Staff alike. 
Look, browse, remember, and enjoy! 


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Jeffery M. Williams 

Faculty Advisor 

Nancy Ann Daugherty 

Copy and Layout Editor 

Boyd A. Lowry 

Business and Promotions Editor 

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The Rampages Staffers would like to give SPECIAL THANKS to the following who helped 
make this bo(3k possible: 
President Ackell and his administrative staff for support 

Dr. A .Nancy Avakian Mr. George Crutchfield 
Dr. Murry DePillars Mr. Thomas Poe 

Dr. William lies Mr. John DeMao 

all of VCU Rampage Advisory Committee 
Facilities Management, Ted Pelikan 

Alumni Activities Office, Dr. William lies, Diane Stout, Paulette Haskiss 
Student Activities Office, Dr. Kurt Keppler, Henrietta Fox, Machere Dickerson, Katherine 

Krautter, Kevin Marbury, Diana Parrish, Janet Howell — and especially the AOB for the 

tickets provided 
Honors Program, Dr. Hall 
The Richmond Coliseum 
The Mosque 
VCU Athletic Dept., Michael Baldwin, Tim Fitzpatrick, especially the Sports Information 

Fashion VCU, Charles Koerner 
Theatre VCU, Chip Dierkes, Karen Osby 
Sculpture and Art Department 
Business Department, Ralph Rose 
Music Department 
Dance Department, Audrey Jung 
Library Services, Mr. Anderson and staff 
Library Archives, Mrs. Betsy Pittman 
VCU Publications, Thomas Poe and staff 
The Richmond Times Dispatch 

Universal Studios for the photograph of Stephen Furst, especially Nancy Cushing Hones 
Enrollment Services, Anne Atkins 
Mail Services 

Eastman Kodak Company, Richard S. Jiloty, Regional Sales Manager, for photo consulting 
The Commonwealth Times 

VCU Legal Services, Debbie A. Ament De Nuenez 
Registrar's Office, Howard Greenwald 
School of Mass Communications, Mr. George Crutchfield 
VCU Procurement and Stores, Teresa Kenny, Becky Burnett, and Staff 
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